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Skimming the news ... Happy Father's Day Sunday ... see Page 11 for more.






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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 8, no. 31, June 14, 2000 FREE


ManaSota-88 sues Bradenton over Perico project


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The heat is on the City of Bradenton and the flames
are getting higher.
The environmental group ManaSota-88 announced
Friday it was suing the city for prematurely approving
a condominium project on north Perico Island.
One of two suits charges the city council made
procedural errors when it gave the go-ahead for the
898-unit project.


Island cities join fray

The suit charges the city erred because the Florida
Department of Community Affairs had yet to give its
approval of amendments to the city's comprehensive
land-use plan.
The suit also states the city approved the project
before the 353-acre parcel was properly zoned.
The second action against the city is called a "veri-


fled complaint" and it contends the development is in-
consistent with the city's comprehensive plan.
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck filed the suits
in circuit court with Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria
as partners in the suit. Holmes Beach is expected to join
in as well.
Lobeck said the participation of the cities is welcome
because they add strength and credibility to the lawsuits.
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


._ . ....
Finally a drop of rain fell
Islanders celebrated a true rainfall on Thursday, June 8, when the skies opened and the long-awaited, much-needde after-
noon showers anointed Anna Maria Island lawns, plants, people and cars traversing the roundabout in Bradenton
Beach. Showers repeated Friday and Sunday in the area. With serious drought conditions throughout the area, the rain was


first significant precipitation on the Island since .7 inches of rain fell on March 19. Before that, all the way back to Ja
only trace amounts of rain, all under a half inch, were recorded here. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Turtles coming on, lights going out


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
More beachside lights are gradually being found
and turned out on the Island, which is well because
there are more turtles to protect.
So says Suzi Fox, who holds the state turtle protec-
tion permit for Anna Maria Island. She is working with
code enforcement officers of the Island's three cities,
particularly Bradenton Beach, and they are making
progress, "but not fast enough."
Lights visible from the beach are a serious problem
in this turtle nesting season. They interfere with moth-
ers wanting to lay eggs, and when the eggs hatch the
lights frequently are responsible for killing the babies.
Hatchlings instinctively head for the sparkle on the
sea's horizon, lighter than land. Lights inshore lure
them to dry land and death.
The problem gets more and more serious as more
loggerheads nest here, nearly two dozen of them this
year by the beginning of the week. Last year 243 nests
were counted, each with an avereae 100 egs


Fox and Gerry Rathvon, Bradenton Beach code
enforcement officer, have walked the beach in the dark
of night and found several lights visible to them, and
to turtles. Notices have gone out to 18 offending build-
ings, Rathvon said, "which is not bad at all, consider-
ing how many properties there are on Gulf Drive."
Holmes Beach is slower getting started, Fox said,
though there are encouraging signs. Code Enforcement
Officer Walter Wunderlich has contacted offending
property owners, and one absentee owner of property
at the end of 50th Street has given Turtle Watch per-
mission to enter the property and turn off lights.
In Anna Maria City, a few house lights were problems
but "we knocked on the doors and out they went," said
Fox. "Anyone seeing a light from the beach should notify
the city."
Another new problem is a cliff of sand created by
wave action, only three or four feet high but enough of
a barrier so several turtles have made their nests sea-
ward of the escarpment.
Thn-e netQ were moved higher up the beach


24 51


Inuary,


West Manatee

Fire, Rescue

District

becomes one
The West Manatee Fire and Rescue
District officially became one unit May
30 when Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law
a merger between the Anna Maria and
West Side fire districts.
The two districts had their own boards
and budgets prior to Bush's action.
The two boards now become one with
five members where there were 10 before.
The five-member board now will con-
sist of Chuck Steams and Larry Tyler from
the Anna Maria district and Rob Elliott,
Jack Emery and Jesse Davis from the
West Side district, according to Mary
Stephens, administrative assistant for
the district.
Fire Chief Andy Price remains in his
position and will head the new district.
"We were acting as one before (the
law was signed)," Stephens said. "This
was a legal formality."
At the district's June 15, 7 p.m.
meeting at Station #1,6001 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, the board is to ratify all
appointments and rules.

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Happenings

Great day Saturday

for kids, Snooks
Snooks Adams and 500 or so of his best pals
will get together for a gigantic bash Saturday,
June 17, at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City.
It's Snooks Adams Kid's Day, a 45-year-old
tradition on the Island sponsored by the Priva-
teers civic service organization. It is for kids
from anywhere, especially the Island, and for
their parents and anyone else who likes a good
time by the sea.
The festival starts at 10 a.m., games begin at
10:30, "best-dressed-pirate" contest at 11, with
a treasure hunt thrown in so just about every
youngster gets a prize.
Prominent among the celebrants will be
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PAGE 2 N JUNE 14, 2000 E THE ISLANDER
Perico Island project draws
lawsuit by environmental group
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
He said the city council jumped the gun when it
gave its approval for the project in a 3-2 vote May 10.
"Not only did they put the cart before the horse,"
Lobeck said, "they put the cart before the space in front
of the horse."
If a circuit judge rules in ManaSota-88's favor,, the
city will have to go through the public hearing process
again before the council makes a decision on whether
to approve or disapprove the project.
"This was approved by one vote and some of the city
council members have reservations about this project,"
Lobeck said. "We hope one or more of the council mem-
bers will reconsider their posture on the project.
"Density and size of the buildings are clearly im-
portant tq (ManaSota-88) and the impacts of those
buildings on scenic vistas, compatibility with the sur-
rounding developments, hurricane evacuation and en-
vironmental concerns are at the forefront."
As approved, the project would consist of four- to
10-story buildings along a pristine shoreline where
none currently exist.
ManaSota-88 believes the project would set a pre-
cedent that could lead to Manatee County's shoreline
some day looking like Pinellas County's.
The city must wait for the DCA ruling and any
further appeals of that ruling.
The hearing before DCA will be held Aug. 21-23
at Bradenton City Hall.
The Perico Eight, a group of eight Island and
Manatee County residents, filed a complaint in May
with DCA challenging amendments the city wanted to
its comprehensive land-use plan.
And although those amendments were not ap-
proved, the city council went ahead and gave its bless-
ing to the Arvida project.
The city will have 30 days to respond to ManaSota-
88's verified complaint.
Additionally there are provisions under state stat-
utes where Bradenton can require the Island cities to
have a discussion to see if something can't be worked
out regarding the concerns of the Island cities and


"In the long
run, we would
like the city to
S- get Arvida to
Build buildings
that are
S consistent with
the county's
comprehensive
,plan, which
means one unit
per acre, said
Glorida Rains,
head of
ManaSota-88.


Snooks Adams Kid's Day Saturday at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Snooks Adams, who hasn't missed a Kid's Day since
he piled a dozen youngsters in his Jeep in 1954 and
drove a sandy track south to Coquina Beach, where he
cooked hot dogs and opened Coca Colas for them. No
parents were allowed.
The event grew so that in a few years he moved it
to the more central Manatee County Public Beach, let-
ting parents and girls in for the festivities.
Adams was a policeman all through the action, first
as the lone deputy sheriff representative for the Island
and West Manatee County and then as Holmes Beach's
first police chief.
In 1980 he retired as chief and turned the Kid's


ManaSota-88.
Whether such a meeting achieves results is up to
the Bradenton City Council, Lobeck said.
Whatever ruling comes out of that Aug. 21-23
meeting can be appealed to the governor and Cabinet
and a higher court, he said.
Gloria Rains, chairman of ManaSota-88, said she
would like to see the Bradenton City Council forced to
go through the public hearing process again.
If that happens, she said she hopes one or more of
the council members who voted in favor of the project
change their minds.


Day over to his fellow Privateers, while continuing his
own deep involvement. He continues to raise funds for
the event and for the Privateers, an outfit dedicated to
helping young people Adams said he has two $500
checks in hand to deliver at Kid's Day "and I think I've
got another one nailed down."
Between Privateers and help from local businesses
and residents, the bills are paid and everyone gets a full
stomach and a full day of fun Saturday.
Kids get free hot dogs, pizza and sodas. Adults,
encouraged by Privateers to come to the big event, are
welcome to all they can eat too, but not free of charge.
The Privateers request a donation from parents for so-
das and food.


With regard to the verified complaint, ManaSota-88
will go before the circuit court and show the city's ap-
proval was inconsistent with its own comprehensive plan.
"In the long run, we would like the city to get
Arvida to build buildings that are consistent with the
county's comprehensive plan, which means one unit
per acre," Rains said.
"We think we have a good case because if the
county and city requirements mean anything, the city
didn't meet those requirements. If people are allowed
to go forward without observing these requirements we
might as well throw them in the trash."


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Jamie Brown, 57, had been allowing younger
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Longboat's north "village" after befriending them
in Sarasota gay bars, according to Brown's friends.
"We're hearing similar stories in our investigation,"
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Unsolicited fax proves to be scam


Island businesses, including Robin Kollar of Gulf-
Bay Realty in the Island Shopping Center, complained
to the newspaper of an unsolicited fax asking for assis-
tance in getting $30 million out of Nigeria.
All you have to do is send the writer of the fax,
Chief Mark Oha, your bank address, fax, telephone and
Telex numbers.
And here's the good part. Send Chief Oha your
bank account number.
Yeah, right. We'll get on this right away, chief.
Authorities in Manatee, Sarasota and Hillsborough
counties are warning local people to beware of the
scam Nigerian letter.
Rick Schiffer, investigative assistant in the Florida
Attorney General's office in Tampa. said the Nigerian
scam letters are widespread and each year bilk Ameri-
cans out of more than $100 million.
"There are thousands of versions of these letters
and unfortunately nothing is likely to be done in terms
of arresting someone because Nigeria is so corrupt,"
Schiffer said. "A lot of people have fallen victim to it.
They clean out your bank account. It's such a ridicu-
lous scam. But all the writer has to do is send out 400


letters and get one response to make it worth his while."
Oha claims he's an accountant with a Nigerian
corporation, head of a seven-man board in charge of
contract review and payment approvals.
He adds that a series of contracts were executed by
a "consortation" (sic) of multinational corporations in
the oil industry. The original value of these contracts
was "deliberately over invoiced to the tune of $30 mil-
lion.... Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing
to transfer the total amount to your bank account for
subsequent disbursement," Oha writes.
Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? That's be-
cause it is.
Oha explains he and his buddies can't get the
money out of Nigeria because under their civil service
law "code of conduct," they're prohibited from open-
ing or operating foreign accounts.
When it comes time to hand out the money, Oha
promises the person who falls for this ruse 30 percent
of the take.
Oha states this matter requires the utmost secrecy
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 14, 2000 U PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
June 15, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting -
CANCELLED.
June 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 14, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
the Gazebo restaurant.
June 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
city commission work session on the pier lease.
June 16, 8 a.m., city commission work session on pub-
lic works department forms and other issues. Agenda:
first reading authorizing a franchisee for the city pier,
correction to the motion tabulating pier bids, purchase
of public works department computer, purchase of
lawn equipment for public works department, discus-
sion of property in 2400 block Avenue A and B, spe-
cial event request by Privateers for Fourth of July pa-
rade and public comments.
June 22, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 22, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
June 14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations meet-
ing, West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
June 19, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
June 21,7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Holmes Beach City Hall.

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Anyone who receives this type of letter or fax can
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PAGE 4 0 JUNE 14, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


King Fish Boat Ramp gets facelift, work nearly done


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The gateway to Holmes Beach at King Fish Boat
Ramp is getting a facelift and it's almost ready for a
coming-out party.
Native grasses and beach dune sunflowers along
with 74 full-grown Sabal palms, the Florida state tree,
have been put in place.
Soon the city will put up a new "Welcome to
Holmes Beach" sign to replace the aging one.
Landscaping is expected to be completed by the
end of the week, said landscape architect Kimber
Bereiter, the project's manager with Swan, Moody and
Associates Inc. in Bradenton.
"What we put out there are native plants that require
very little water," Bereiter said. "Using native plants that
don't need much water is part of the reason why we scored
so high with the Florida Department of Transportation. It's
really nice to see this come to fruition."
Holmes Beach received $32,057.75 in July 1999
from the DOT to beautify the Manatee Avenue entry
to the city. The city provided $32,797.64 as its portion
of the matching grant.
The Highway Beautification Grant is an annual
DOT grant.
The grant is paying for beautification of the strip
of land from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traf-
fic light at East Bay Drive on both sides of Manatee
Avenue.
Manatee County has been installing bollards, a
series of posts to help control traffic at King Fish Boat
Ramp and protect landscaping.
Visitors to the Island will be greeted by groupings
of stately sabal palms, Fakahatchee grasses and dune


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Sprucing up King Fish
Manatee County workers plant beach dune sunflowers as part of the beautification project at King Fish Boat
Ramp. Grasses, sunflowers and 74 Sabal palms have been planted so far and the city will install a new sign
welcoming visitors. Islander Photo: David Futch


sunflowers. All will be irrigated by a system that will
tie into Manatee County's water supply.
The city will be responsible for maintenance of the
area. Money for signs, lights and maintenance are not
covered by the grant. The city's parks and beautifica-
tion board plans to install a welcome sign at the Gate-


way and other city entrances.
There is a program afoot to remove nuisance spe-
cies. DOT did it on the north side of SR 64 across from
the entrance to Pine Island. Removing the exotics on
both the north and south side of the road at King Fish
Boat Ramp would be a plus, Bereiter said.


Manned recycling comes to Bradenton Beach


The Bradenton Beach recycling center is manned
and accepting newspapers and aluminum products.
Volunteers will be present from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
daily at the north Coquina Beach facility, adjacent to the
northern boat ramp. Recyclables may be dropped off at
any time and volunteers will sort the items left and place
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PUBLIC NOTICE
E Beginning Monday, June 19, 2000, Hurricane
* evacuation re-entry tags will be issued from the
* clerk's office at City Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon- .
Sday through Friday, exclusive of holidays.
S Police officers will be issuing re-entry tags at .
SCity Hall from the Katie Pierola Meeting Chambers
on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, from
S10 a.m. to 3p.m., and on Saturday, July 1, and Sun-
day, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 3p.m.
Lt. John Cosby and the Bradenton Beach Po-
Slice Department are making arrangements with .
SPines Trailer Park and Sandpiper Mobile Resort to
issue their tags on site. Residents of these two parks
should contact their park managers for date and
Time information.
S Please note: Two forms of identification with
Bradenton Beach address are required and one
* must be a photo ID. There is no charge for the tags.
If residents have questions, they may call City
* Hall at 778-1005 or Bradenton Beach Police, Mon-
Sday through Friday (exclusive of holidays), from
S9a.m. to 3p.m.
SDon't delay. Be safe, not sorry.
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Beach for years, a problem has arisen with the bins
becoming contaminated with products other than
recylables, forcing the city to have the material hauled
to the county landfill at an annual cost of about $8,000.
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Repair of pilings in order for Bradenton Beach City Pier


The report is in and it confirms what had pretty
much been suspected a lot of pilings need to be
replaced at the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Commercial Divers International Inc., a St. Pe-
tersburg-based diving company, has determined that
50 of the 196 pilings supporting the 25-year-old fish-
ing pier off Bridge Street need to be repaired "imme-
diately."
Commercial Divers was the low bidder on the
piling survey, at $1,943.
Another 40 pilings will need to be repaired
within one to three years, according to Larry Conner,
president of Commercial Divers.
"The good news is that from the mud line to the
low-water mark the pilings are in excellent condi-
tion," Conner wrote in his report. "From the low-
water mark to the high-water mark they are also in
good condition. Only a few cracks extend down into
this area. It appears to us that the heat variance as-
sociated with the piling area not in contact with the
water is what caused the deterioration from the high


water line to the top of the pilings."
Conner also recommended that 10 cross mem-
bers be replaced.
Probably the worst piling is at the southeast end
of the "T" at the far end of the pier.
Conner recommended jacketing the pilings as
"the most cost effective and widely accepted" repair
option. Jacketing is the placement of a concrete-like
sleeve over the damaged pilings.
In April 1999, city commissioners were poised
to proceed with replacing the pilings supporting the
pier until they suddenly halted the process in lieu of
first obtaining a piling survey.
Commissioners were told about the need to be-
gin the process of replacing pilings on the pier about
five years ago by the city's then-building official
Whitey Moran. The need was reaffirmed three years
ago by then-building official Bill Sanders, who said
about 60 pilings needed replacement or repair due to
cracks.
City commissioners have agreed to discuss the


piling issue at a special work session, although no
date for that meeting has yet been set.
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Opinion

Sue me, sue you blues
Stand up and join the fight.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole was passionate
and eloquent in his speech before asking his commis-
sion to join ManaSota-88, an environment group, and
the Perico Eight, eight citizens of the Island and Mana-
tee County, all of whom have filed lawsuits in the hope
of blocking, delaying and/or preventing Arivda Co.'s
proposed 898-unit, high-rise development on Perico
Island.
Cole said, "I've heard the people from Bradenton
are saying we should just put up with this development
and all its repercussions because 'We chose to live
here.' Well, that's like Marie Antionette saying, 'Let
them eat cake.'"
Cole and the Bradenton Beach City Commission
voted unanimously to join the three lawsuits without
hesitation.
They were unanimous in their concern for the
safety, health and welfare of citizens in the southern-
most Island city where they already have overwhelm-
ing traffic problems and serious evacuation and storm
shelter concerns.
It was a brief meeting, not too well attended since
it was called on short notice.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh attended in
the expressed hope of learning more about ManaSota-
88's two lawsuits and expressed misgivings about in-
volving his city in legal proceedings.
The citizens of Anna Maria don't want that, he
said.
But, we countered, the overwhelming majority of
Island residents are opposed to Arvida's Perico devel-
opment plan and are looking to their city governments
to do something anything to prevent it from
moving forward.
ManaSota-88 and the Perico Eight are not obligat-
ing the cities to any cost for joining their lawsuits and
we frankly don't know anyone who's for the develop-
ment.
Cole offered to attend Anna Maria's meeting later
that evening to convince that city's officials to join the
fray and he did.
Anna Maria approved, but Holmes Beach has
dragged its feet, apparently unwilling to approve the
Perico Eight action without Commission Chair Roger
(lawyer) Lutz's review of the final filing. Possibly the
reluctance on that matter led them to avoid calling a
special meeting to consider ManaSota-88's offer.
It was obvious the Perico Eight and ManaSota-88's
lawsuits were going down to the wire on a 30-day



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deadline from the date of the Bradenton's development
approval.
Come on, Holmes Beach, you're lagging behind on
an issue that has the probability of unifying the Island
cities on this critical, consequential issue.


Not since the issue of a high-bridge replacement on
Manatee Avenue, beach renourishment or the replace-
ment bridge between Cortez and Bradenton Beach,
have the three Island cities had so much to gain by
unification and so much at stake.


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More bike work needed
A letter to comment on your article mentioning the
$225.000 to fund the remainder of the bike shoulders
on Marina Drive up to Anna Maria City: We would I!-
to congratulate Mayor (Carol) Whitmore with her p -
suit of getting the funds and her general concern of Ii-
nally finishing up this long-awaited project. Bike
shoulders will allow locals and tourists to get out of
their cars once in awhile and safely traverse the Island
by bicycle.
All we need now is for Bradenton Beach to com-
plete the missing link to the Longboat Bridge, and the
city of Holmes Beach to push Florida Department of
Transportation for shoulders and/or a sidewalk up to
the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Speaking of DOT, we hope they do a better job
than the previous botch job on the shoulders, which
looks terrible and is bumpy, etc. The shoulders are an
eyesore and have to be the worst shoulder paving I have
ever seen.
Anyway, we hope things progress on schedule so
bicyclists can safely ride the Island.
Incidentally, we would like to congratulate
Amanda Franklin of Hammock Road on her protest of
the destruction of Anna Maria's habitat. We wish there
were more people like her, especially with the impend-
ing Arvida eyesore on Perico Island. Good-bye wild-
life!
Wayne R. Natt, Manatee Bike Club and Rails to
Trails, Bradenton

Bradenton council doesn't
represent local citizens
In response to a recent viewpoint, "The correct


decision." I would like to note the Bradenton City
Council's inability to truly represent the people who
live here, pay taxes and should have the final say about
what hanpen noI!
HV e trull need to thiniK about how the Perico per-
mit (for Ari idi's S98-unit development I will alter our
lives and the en\ ironment and question whether it' iIn
the best interest of the people whom the city council is
elected to represent.
Isn't it odd that there was a Publix built where
there once was a little hometown grocery store where
the "working class" locals could say hello to each
other? Then even before the city approved the proposal
to build Longboatesque towers of power, the Arvida
Corp. had already purchased Galati Marina in the hope
that "all would pass" and be able to accommodate those
who will be living there.
Did they know something we the public didn't?
The viewpoint indicates all the legal b.s. and then
tells about how bringing in the affluent will benefit
those of us who live here.
Why don't we prove we are a democracy and let
the people vote on this issue?
Do the city council members have a "special inter-
est" that would be disrupted if it is voted down?
It's only a matter of time before the "working
class" will have to fight for the right to live here. And
the affluent and their almighty dollars will try to push
us out.
When the first bulldozer starts raping this land,
maybe then we'll hear "Hey, people, what's that sound,
everybody look what's going down." But I'm afraid by
then it will be too late.
The time is now.
Timothy Gallagher, Bradenton


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K^ ALONG 'rie


T toE WAY IT WAS

by Kent Chetlain


Holmes Beach's first mayor
blamed loss on editor
Holmes Beach's birth dates from the night of March
13, 1950, when the town's organizational meeting was
held in the cafeteria of the new Island School with 62 of
the 75 mid-Island residents attending.
By a vote of 49 to 12, with one woman abstaining,
they approved incorporating the community; then
named it Holmes Beach and selected a mayor and five
city councilmen. Ah, but therein sowed the seeds of
future controversy, bitter election defeats and exhila-
rating triumphs.
Following the successful 79 percent incorporation
vote, the next order of business was naming the new com-
munity. At the time the City of Anna Maria at the north
end was the Island's only incorporated municipality, dat-
ing from July 5. 1923.
The south end of the Island, where the narrow, rick-
ety old bridge over to Cortez was the only link to the
mainland, was called Cortez Beach since even before
1911, when John Wyman and Bradenton Mayor E.P.
Green platted Wyman's and Green Cortez Beach subdi-
vision.
That, of course, would soon change when on Dec. 21,
1951, the south Islanders voted to incorporate by an 84 to
56 vote and adopt the new name, "Bradenton Beach," after
Manatee County's largest city and county seat of
Bradenton.
Nominations for naming the new mid-Island city
came from the floor that fateful night at the school caf-
eteria. Mrs. Arthur Schumaker suggested Palm City;
John P. Miller, Coquina Beach; Louis A. Meyer of-
fered Tarpon Beach. Then Capt. Henry A. Rogers
boldly suggested the community should be named
Holmes Beach, in honor of John E. (Jack) Holmes Sr.,


the Island's foremost contractor and developer who had
years before served on the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion.
They had to vote twice, since none of the five con-
tending names mustered a majority on the first ballot, the
results being: Holmes Beach 23; Coquina Beach 21; Mid-
Island Beach 7; Palm City 2; and Tarpon Beach 1.
The runoff between the top two nominations resulted
in Holmes Beach winning with 38 votes to Coquina
Beach's 23. However,.Coquina Beach would have its day
nearly 10 years later when it would become the name of
the new, mile-long county public beach, recently pumped
up in 1956-57 at the south end of Anna Maria Island.

Blackburn makes election unanimous
The next order of business at that organizational meet-
ing of Holmes Beach in the spring of 1950 was to select
a mayor and a five-member board of aldermen. Haley T.
Tichenor Jr. and the Manatee County Superintendent of
Schools, J. Hartley Blackburn, were nominated for mayor
from the floor. Blackburn, who had voted against
incorportaion, declined and moved that Tichenor be
elected unanimously, which he was.
Frank Giles, John E. Holmes Jr., John Miller, Os-
car Russell and R. Maxwell Ingham were then nomi-
nated from the floor as aldermen and duly elected.
Ironically, Ingham had voted against incorporation, yet
he served on the town council and later became Holmes
Beach's third mayor.
In order to provide staggered terms for the five al-
dermen (the name would later be changed to council-
men), they decided to settle it by drawing lots. Draw-
ing two-year terms were Giles and Ingham while
Miller, Russell and John Holmes Jr., settled one-year
terms. Rounding out the town officials were Clifton P.
Walker, who was named Town Clerk, and Louis A.
Meyer, who was elected the Town Marshal, in lieu of
a chief of police, which would come later.
Interestingly, the original boundaries of Holmes
Beach extended only from the Anna Maria. City limits
south to Cobb's corner on 53rd Street (Gulf Drive) where
the Huth Insurance building is now located. All of this
area, which included desolate School Key that would ul-
timately be developed into Key Royale, was once part of
the City of Anna Maria, but was de-annexed in 1929 dur-
ing the infamous Florida 'Bust.'


Gen. Taylor wins first city-wide election
A year to the day, Mar. 13, 1951, after Holmes
Beach's organizational meeting, the first regular city-
wide election was held in which voters went to the polls
to elect a mayor and three aldermen, who had drawn
the one-year terms.
Mayor Tichenor ran for re-election and was opposed
by Gen. Y.H. (Buck) Taylor, while the three one-year term
alderman also sought re-election Holmes, Miller and
Russell all won re-election.
The three aldermen were re-elected but Mayor
Tichenor was upset by Gen. Taylor in a very close race.
In his disappointment Tichenor, who felt he had
served the infant city well, charged the "Holmes faction"
with deserting him, and he even blamed Anna Maria Key
News Editor Ellen Brackin (later Mrs. Jack Marshall) for
running a picture of Gen. Taylor in the paper prior to the
election that was instrumental in his defeat.
However, it must be noted that Ms. Brackin ceased
publication of her paper on Mar. 1, 1951, almost two
weeks before the election. Thus, there is no Island news-
paper record of the election's precise outcome.
Former New York advertising executive Harry
Varley did not found The Islander weekly newspaper until
Nov. 15, 1951.
There are no official results of Holmes Beach's first
election in 1951 by formal ballot either, since the city and
not the county conducted the election, as is the case today.
The Holmes Beach City Council minutes contain no
vote count, nor even the names of the opponents, only the
names of the winners of the election.
Writer Kent Chetlain worked as a reporter/columnist
at the former weekly newspaper on Anna Maria
Island. His "Along the Beaches" column appeared
in the late 1970s. He has been a journalist in the
area since 1957. He served as a Manatee County
commissioner and is recognized as a history buff.


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3-laning Cortez Road topic at Thursday meeting


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Two hot topics are facing one meeting in Cortez on
Thursday, "three-laning" Cortez Road and the village's
long-awaited "vision plan."
This will be a meeting of Cortez Waterfronts
Florida and the Florida Institute of Saltwater Fishing at
7 p.m. in the Waterfronts offices in the old firehouse.
The Cortez vision plan has been worked out by the
two organizations and other interested Cortezians in
meetings starting last fall. It has been formalized and
put on paper and is being circulated around Cortez prior
to discussion Thursday night.
The Cortez Road program is actually extending the
two-way left-turn lane from 119th Street all the way to
the Cortez Bridge, said Harry Mendenhall, assistant di-
rector of the Manatee County Transportation Depart-
ment.


As envisioned by the Florida Department of Trans-
portation, the project will include extending the side-
walk to the bridge and widening the road so bicycle
lanes can continue to the bridge.
Mendenhall noted also that interest has been ex-
pressed in the village for constructing a crosswalk at
123rd Street, which is all right with him if DOT is will-
ing.
Work on the job is scheduled in late 2001 and early
2002, said Keith Drake of the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization. Construction cost is
set at $780,000. The state and county transportation
departments are coordinating the project.
The Cortez Waterfronts vision plan is an outgrowth
of a village-wide survey undertaken by Janet Hoffman,
manager of the Cortez Waterfronts. It is billed as "what
Cortezians want Cortez to look like in 50 years." Its
principal focuses are:


Maintain community character so that large new
homes aren't built to overwhelm existing fishermen's
cottages. This is to be done by developing standards for.
new construction, setbacks, heights and sizes in the
officially designated historic village, and preservation
of historic properties.
Prevent incompatible development on vacant prop-
erties, controlling type, design, traffic impact and uses
- including specifically the Sigma fish house bought
recently by boat builder Piero Rivolta.
Traffic control in Cortez for pedestrian safety and
efficient vehicular movement.
Maintain commercial fishing to protect the water-
front and maintain the historic fishing culture of the
village.
Resolve drainage problems, such as mangroves
blocking a ditch at the old school, collapsed storm
drains, stormwater runoff and treatment.


Proposed Bradenton Beach


restaurant OK'd by planners


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Commis-
sion members unanimously approved off-site park-
ing, open air dining and major development vari-
ances for a proposed new restaurant.
The recommendations by planners will be pre-
sented to city commissioners for a final decision at
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14.
Called The Gazebo, the elevated eatery is pro-
posed for 800 Gulf Drive N., just south of the cur-
rent Gulf Drive Cafe.
Gazebo owners are Wendy and George Kokolis,
who have owned the property since 1987. They are
planning to move to the Island from their current


home in Williamsburg, Va.
The elevated restaurant will be located on the
west side of Gulf Drive, with some parking under-
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porches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Another
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pass the bar and will also have outdoor dining, hence
the need for an open-air variance.
Planners agreed that any entertainment would have
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Trials, trolleys connect Island's three cities


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
All aboard.
The next stop for at least two of the three Island cit-
ies is a lawsuit aimed at bringing the proposed Perico high-
rise development down to size and an island-wide trolley
system to help alleviate traffic congestion on the nearly
bloated Island.
City officials from the three cities are steering the
course of the Island's future by looking out for the safety
and welfare of their residents as well as encouraging al-
ternative transportation.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole was present at the
Anna Maria June 8 commission meeting to gather support
for an Island-wide initiative to join in legal actions with
ManaSota-88, an environmental organization that's chal-
lenging Arvida's Perico Island development plans. The
Sarasota law firm of Lobeck & Hanson will represent
ManaSota-88 and the cities that join the challenge.
Cole said his council authorized joining with the en-
vironmental group earlier that day and asked that Anna
Maria do the same.
"What they are doing on Perico Island is adding an-
other city," he said.
He says he doesn't like the attitude prevalent inland
towards the Island.
"I've heard statements like, 'You chose to live there.'
I've heard statements, 'It's not nice to sue another city.'
Well, it's not nice what they're doing to our citizens out
here on our Island.
"There are lives at stake," Cole said. "They haven't
satisfied me that they can dump these people out on Mana-
tee Avenue and it's not going to affect our evacuation. My
obligations are to our citizens and their safety."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he, too, is disap-
pointed by what he reads and hears regarding the subject.
He said the Island is not overreacting to a "500-family
roadblock" and said the city should proceed with the le-
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Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said Cole struck upon an
important point. "It's time the Island cities become united
on some things that pertain to all of us. We don't have a
crystal ball and don't know what will arise from the law-
suit, but if we don't try we'll never find out."
Attorney Daniel Lobeck explained in a June 7 letter
to Cole the two actions his firm will take on behalf of
ManaSota-88. The first is a verified complaint filed with
the City of Bradenton that asserts the proposed develop-
ment is inconsistent with the city's comprehensive plan.
The second lawsuit challenges the City of
Bradenton's approval of the project when proper zoning
was not in place for the project and the comprehensive
plan amendment authorizing the development wasn't yet
effective.
Commissioner Jay Hill said there's a potential for the
lawsuit not to proceed because both sides will have an
opportunity to find an amenable solution during required
mediation.
Anna Maria commissioners, all saying they were dis-
appointed by the county commissions' decision not to sue,
agreed to be named as plaintiffs in both legal actions
brought forth by ManaSota-88. Time was of the essence
as the suit needed to be filed at county court the follow-
ing day, 30 days after the city's approval of the project.
While the commission is disappointed with the ac-
tions of the county commissioners as a whole with respect
to the proposed development, they have a newly found
soft spot in their heart for County Commissioner Joe
McClash, who's voiced strong opposition to the plans.
McClash is also spearheading a project to return the
trolley to the Island community.
McClash's staff is writing the grant as part of an Is-
land Transit Initiative Project co-sponsored by both Mana-
tee and Sarasota Counties. The service will not require
funding from the three island cities.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore was success-
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Fund drive to save Perico
The Manatee County Citizens Action Group
needs to raise $75,000 to pay for its efforts in
opposing plans by Arvida Co. to build an 898-
unit project on Perico Island.
The money is needed to support the legal
expenses of the eight citizen petitioners who
have challenged Bradenton's comprehensive
land use plan.
The Perico Eight charge that the city vio-
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Bill Webster, spokesman for the Perico Eight,
said in addition to paying attorney's fees, the group
needs money to hire expert witnesses to counter
what Arvida's experts have said about the project.
The Perico Eight plans to solicit contributions
from citizens concerned about traffic, hurricane
evacuation, neighborhood compatibility, environ-
mental and legal aspects of the complex that call for
four- to 10-story buildings on north Perico Island.
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required to fund the operational side of the project after
three years.
Saying it will be a big boost for merchants,
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concurred.
Whitmore has composed a letter on behalf of the Is-
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The Holmes Beach-Civic Association will hear
Holmes Beach Police Officer Peter Lennon when it
meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The new community-policing officer "will address
some of the concerns we have about our community,"
said association official Sheila Hurst. The meeting is
open to all Islanders. Further information is available
at 778-9529.

Pelican Man has openings
in most volunteer jobs
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is looking for vol-
unteers in nearly all categories of bird rescue and treat-
ment, with an Anna Maria woman heading the drive.
Joanne Davis of Anna Maria City said volunteers
need to come to the sanctuary, on City Island off the
south ramp of the New Pass bridge, fill out an applica-
tion and tour the facilities to select an area where they
want to work.
There are openings in the welcome center, bird
hospital, bird nursery, gift shop, office, kitchen and
thrift shop and on rescue teams, she said. Volunteers
for the latter will ride on the rescue truck with an ex-
perienced worker until they become qualified to run the
truck operation themselves.
That was where she started, she said, and now she
is full time at the sanctuary, doing many tasks and still
working in rescue.
Another phase of saving injured birds'is the Home
Rescue Program. Several Islanders have rescue sites at
their homes, Davis said, citing Sissy and Tom Quinn
of Anna Maria as prime examples. "They have cages
in their yard, so when the sanctuary gets a call from
Anna Maria the Quinns can hold the injured bird for the
rescue truck."

Volunteer recruitment coffee
at Mote Marine Laboratory
Mote Marine Laboratory is looking for people who
have retail, secretarial, graphics or management expe-
rience to join its family of volunteers. Mote has open-
ings for aquarium greeters, guides, gift shop personnel,
cashiers and administrative assistants, but also needs a
print-shop manager, graphic artists and computer web
masters.
Anyone interested in finding out more can attend
a tour of the aquarium from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday,
June 29, in Mote's Martin-Selby Education Center,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Refreshments
will be served.
For more information and to make a reservation,
call Andrea Davis, coordinator of volunteer services, at
388-4441, extension 438.


Obituaries

Frances Galati
Frances Galati, 84, of Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died June 8 at home.
Born in Italy, Mrs. Galati moved to Holmes Beach
from New Rochelle, N.Y., in 1972. She was a home-
maker. She attended Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church, Bradenton.
Visitation was June 10 and 11, and services were
held June 12 at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to
Bradenton Hospice House in care of Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son Frank of Bradenton; daugh-
ter Lillian Gentile of Bradenton; sister Carmella
Porretto of Bradenton; brother Michael Alfano of Cali-
fornia; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Bortell obituary
In an obituary last week for Robert F. Bortell Sr.,
The Islander inadvertently published a photograph
of brother Edward O'Keefe. The newspaper erred in
cropping a group photo which included Mr. Bortell
and others.
We regret any inconvenience this may have
caused to Mr. O'Keefe and other members of the
Bortell family.


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Heim-Heatley married on beach
Kathy Carol Heim of Illinois became the bride of
William Jeffrey Heatley of Illinois and Holmes
Beach in a ceremony conducted by Rev. Rick Chapel
on the beach at 78th Street in Holmes Beach. She is
the daughter of Pat and Thor Berquist of Chicago,
the bridegroom son of Virginia and William Heatley
of Holmes Beach. After a honeymoon on Longboat
Key, they will live in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

'Lesson luncheon' program
at Euphemia Haye
Two "Cool Summer Lesson Luncheons" are being
offered at Euphemia Haye restaurant on Longboat Key,
featuring Chef Raymond Arpke.
Each cas clsonsists of on-scene preparation of an
appetizer, entr6e and dessert by the chef, followed by
questions, distribution of copies of the recipes, and then
lunch.
The sessions will be from 10:30 a.m. until1:30
p.m. at the restaurant, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
"Summer Solstice" June 21 will feature tomato Orange
Risotto with Jumbo Shrimp, "Chill & Grill" July 12
will have Grilled Chicken with chutney, corn and black
bean salsa and saffron rice.
Seating is by reservation and there is a fee. For
more information, call 383-3633.

'Make & Bake Raku' pottery
workshop on mainland
A "Make & Bake Raku" workshop is scheduled
from 9 a:m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the pottery
studio of the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth
St. W., Bradenton.
Artist Anna D'Aste will lead the workshop in the
ancient Raku firing technique. Cost for the workshop
is $25 for members, $30 non-members. Details are
available at 746-2862.

Islander Althoff awarded honor
Dr. Rosemary Althoff of Holmes Beach has re-
ceived the highest award of the Michigan Association
for Retired School Personnel, the Distinguished Ser-
vice Award.
She received the honor at the group's annual con-
ference for her work in education and for the Sun Coast
chapter of the organization. She has filled most offices
of the chapter, including president. She has led the
chapter to three awards for outstanding service.
A retired elementary principal in Michigan, she is
adjunct professor for NOVA SoutheaCst ern University.

'Adopt a Cat' month
June is "Adopt-a Shelter-Cat" month, says Bishop
Animal Shelter, and it has an array ofcats fall sizes
and colors and ages to choose from. The fee is $35 and
includes all shots, testing and neutering.a
The shelter at 5718 21st. Ave. W., Bradenton, is
open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Details may be obtained
at 792-2863.
Wild bird rescue training
Saturday at sanctuary
A free training class in rescuing wild birds will be
at the Pelicr work in educanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, June 17. The sanctuary is on City Island just off
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Furher details
may be obtained at 388-4444.


Social notes are welcome ...
Your nrws about social events, anniversaries,
weddings, births and "interesting Islanders" is
always welcome at The Islander.
Call 778-7978 to be included in "the best
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Dad's big day, started by woman, is Sunday


Sunday is the annual notable day for fathers, time
to give him a hug, a fine dinner, maybe a live manatee.
Like so many good things, including fathers,
Father's Day was started by a woman and ratified by
a U.S. President.
The woman was Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of
Spokane, Wash. One Sunday in 1909 a sermon on
Mother's Day gestated an idea that ended up as the
drive she headed for a day for fathers.
She prevailed over odds, mostly in the form of
yawns, and the first Father's Day was celebrated in
Spokane in 1910. The notion spread far enough that
many countries now celebrate Father's Day. In the
United States, United Kingdom and Canada it is des-
ignated the third Sunday in June, this year the 18th.


It didn't become a national holiday until 1972,
when President Richard Nixon declared it so.
How about an appropriate gift? A manatee, maybe.
That's what the Save the Manatee Club offers for
old Dad. For $20 the club will send an adoption certifi-
cate, photo and biography of a manatee that can be
Dad's for a year.
These friendly creatures, many of them in our wa-
ters, can grow to 13 feet long and 3,500 pounds. They
float around and eat a lot, which needn't be mentioned
to Mom so there will be no temptation to draw un-
seemly comparisons.
For an adoption, write the club at 500 N. Maitland
Ave., Maitland FL 32751, phone (407) 539-0990, fax
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dads to them at the Island Branch Library's weekly storytime. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring

Tribute to dads everywhere


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Librarian Laura Beard picked books about fathers
to read to children who attended Family Storytime at
the Island Branch Library Wednesday, May 24. Beard
said she chose the subject because it was her dad Jim
Jolley's birthday.
With their parents present, Beard read a series of
books to a young audience of eight children, including
seven-week-old Lauren George, who was lulled to sleep.
Beard said storytime usually draws a group of at
least five youngsters, and there are regulars who show
up every week. She and two other employees-take turns
reading to the children and choose their own subject
matter.
But Beard doesn't just read, she interacts with the
kids, pausing to ask them questions and to listen to their
comments.
Some of the stories read'by Beard were "Daddies
at Work" by Eve Merriam and illustrated by Eugenie
Fernandes; "My Daddy" by Susan Paradis; and "If I


Were Your Father," by Margaret Park Bridges and il-
lustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.
The latter was a story about a boy and father who
switch places. The dad asks his son what he would do
if the shoe was on the other foot.
The boy says, "If I were your father, I'd let you
shave me with whipped cream in the morning ... and
brush my teeth with cake frosting. If I were your father,
I would take you fishing on a school day ... If I was
your father, I'd buy us matching pajamas."
Dad asks, "So no one would tell us apart?"
The son says, "So we could be best buddies and do
everything the same together."
Father's Day is right around the corner on Sunday,
June 18. This would be a great time to check out some
books on dads.
Family storytime is held each Wednesday from 7
to 7:30 p.m. except on Wednesday's before a holiday.
Pajamas and stuffed toys are welcome. The library is
located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The
phone number is 778-6341.


Remember to say "I saw it in the Islander"


Residents end fight against beach construction


When Holmes Beach city commissioners ap-
proved the construction of a swimming pool on pri-
vate recreational zoned land, residents who pledged
to protest any type of construction abruptly halted
their plans.
Pat and Angie Kabris, 101 75th St., were permit-
ted by the city to build a swimming pool on land ac-
quired on the beachfront adjacent to their home.
Their original plan called for a two-story clubhouse
with sleeping facilities and opponents hired an attorney
to aid in their fight to save the city's remaining recre-
ational land between 75 and 81st streets.
The city approved the Kabrises' plan after being
told by both the building department and city attor-
ney it is in compliance with city requirements.
According to attorney Stephen Thompson, rep-
resenting opponents of the request, people who pur-
chased lots in the area of 75th-81st streets were as-
sured by the developers their waterfront would never


be developed.
Thompson pleaded his case before the city com-
mission, but following the commission's approval,
the group decided not to pursue the matter in court.
Anthony Tripolino organized the opposition and
dismissed the attorney after the swimming pool was
approved. He asked the attorney to refund directly
any donations received to fund the legal battle.
Tripolino said he and the other members of the
opposition decided a court battle their only re-
course would be too costly.
However, two property owners northeast of the
Kabris property with compelling interests may con-
tinue to fight, Tripolino said.
Area property owners Patsy Hutchinson and Al
Leach have deeds which state that "no building shall
be erected or constructed on any lands owned by
parties of the first part lying directly between the
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Islander takes 'gold' at Florida Press convention


The Anna Maria Islander newspaper, known as
The Islander Bystander throughout most of last year,
took home a large nugget of awards at the Florida Press
Association's annual convention/award luncheon Sat-
urday at Saddlebrook Resort north of Tampa.
In the community newspaper division of the FPA, 79
newspapers made 1,789 entries. Entries include newspa-
pers who are FPA members (publishing weekly or more
than once weekly, but not daily) competing in three cir-
culation divisions: over 15,000 circulation; 7,000 to
15,000 circulation; and under 7,000 circulation.
Three first-place awards in the division for news-
papers with circulation of 7,000 to 15,000 went to The
Islander's Jack Egan for original local editorial car-
toon; Carrie Price, individual graphic (a February nau-
tical section full-cover graphic); and David Futch, en-
vironmental or conservation reporting ("Mathews
builds homes for millions of fish").
The most-prestigious award for The Islander was for
an open-circulation competition for all weekly newspaper
members, The Jon A. Roosenraad Award for first amend-
ment defense, which included a $250 check from the
award sponsor, The Independent Florida Alligator.
Judges considered a series of stories and editorials by
Publisher Bonner Futch and reporter Susan Kesselring.
For the Roosenraad Award, articles submitted included on
from April 14, "City of Anna Maria again refuses
records," the Sept. 8 editorial "A need to know," and fol-
low-up articles through November 1999.
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Students aim to make the world a safer place

Fifth graders at Anna Maria Elementary School
submitted more than 50 entries in this year's version of
the Holmes Beach City Commission's "There ought to
be a law" annual contest. The judges Mayor Carol
Whitmore, Police Chief Jay Romine and contest chair- *--
man Commissioner Don Maloney picked what they
considered the best .from each of the three fifth-grade
classes. The winners are Heather Murray, Katie -
O'Neill and Eric Whitley. '
Heather, from Mrs. Miller's class, thinks it should
be against the law to wear headphones while riding a
bike. That's because, she wrote, "riders could not hear I
anything coming toward them, like a car."
Katie, from Mrs. Kinnan's class, wants a law that
forbids people from talking on cell phones while they
are driving. "If they need to talk," Katie advises, "they
should pull over to the side."
Eric, from Mrs. Ellis' class, want people 90 years old
or older to be required to "pass a physical and written test
each year in order to have a driver's license." Eric says that
an accident his parents had recently with a 91-year-old i- I
person who ran a red light gave him the idea.
The three winners were each presented with a $50
U.S. savings bond at their graduation luncheon June 5. ._A-.- -
They and the runners-up were also presented with gift i'I.
certificates from Duffy's Tavern for a soda and a "ham-
burger with the works," courtesy of Duffy's owner/ Fifth graders from left, Heather Murray, Katie O'Neill and Eric Whitley show off certificates given them from
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 24, possible criminal mischief, 103 Tern.
Victim reported that the rear window of his van shat-
tered after the front passenger door was opened and
shut. Officer found no physical evidence at the
scene.
May 25, lost property, 902 S. Bay Blvd. The
complainant reported his cell phone missing from
his boat.
May 30, alarm, 828 S. Bay Blvd. Officer re-
sponded to location to secure residence after an
alarm sounded. He found the garage side door lead-
ing to the residence unsecured and was greeted by a
large dog that wasn't happy with the officer's pres-
ence. Key holder didn't respond and officer was
unable to secure residence.
May 31, trespass, criminal mischief, 100 Bay
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June 4, possible criminal mischief, 307 Pine
General Store. Complainant stated that someone at-
tempted to pry open the soda machine. Officer stated
in report that complainant contaminated the scene
and he was unable to obtain evidence.
June 6, stolen vehicle, 405 Spring Ave. Victim
reported her vehicle stolen from the front of her
house. The keys to the vehicle a description of
which was not included in the report were on the
floor of the car and under the front of the driver's
seat. The car door was left unlocked.
June 6, grand larceny, 125 Crescent Drive. Vic-
tim reported something stolen not in the report -
from the back of a 1984 Ford pickup truck sometime
between May 10 and June 6.
June 8, suspicious circumstance, 522 Pine
Ave., The Bayou condominiums. Officer investi-
gated lift station alarm that appeared tampered with.


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100 block 30th Street. The suspect said he drove
from Texas to Florida without a valid driver's li-
cense.
May 31, auto burglary, 2103 Ave. B. Victim re-
ported her 1995 Honda Accord was broken into and
her compact disc player, valued at $150, stolen. Of-
ficer reports damages to vehicle at approximately
$100.
June 1, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
C. Victim reported being beaten by her intoxicated
live-in boyfriend. She said he threw her up against
a wall, causing a large bruise on the underside of her
right arm. The officer issued a capias request and the
suspect was later picked up June 6 for violating a
domestic injunction and resisting arrest without vio-
lence.
The police called the county for a helicopter and
a K-9 unit, which were dispatched after the suspect
took off on foot. He was later found three blocks
from the scene, hiding below a dock in the mud. He
was bitten on the right ankle by the sheriff's dog.
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proximately 11 p.m., the officer was
called to a domestic dispute where he
investigated a 1997 Chevy S-10
pickup truck backed into a palm tree,
with damage estimated at $1,800. The
driver and passenger both claimed the
other was driving the truck. No wit-
nesses could be found.
June 5, violation of probation ar-
rest, 100 Ninth St. S. A suspect was
arrested for an outstanding warrant.
June 6, sea turtle sighting, 1300
Gulf Drive S.
June 6, disorderly conduct, 25th
Street at Avenue C. While investigat-
ing a domestic dispute, Officer Will-
iam Knight asked a suspect, who was
walking past the location, to stop be-
cause he matched the description of an
injunction violator.
The officer asked the subject to
stop and identify himself. As the of-
ficer approached, the subject yelled
obscenities. The officer said he was
conducting an investigation and the
subject responded with more obsceni-
ties.
After more cross words, the of-
ficer stated the subject went toe-to-toe
with him. The subject was arrested
and before going to jail stated, "All I
want is your badge number and then
you can throw me in jail if it makes
you happy."
SJune 8, grand theft auto, 100
block 26th Street. Police assisted
Manatee County Sheriff's deputies in
a chase of two men on motorcycles.
After abandoning the motorcycles, the
two subjects took off on foot. It was
determined the vehicles were stolen.
One subject was arrested. Police also
found five grams of marijuana on the


subject. The suspect stated he didn't
know the red Yamaha and green
Kawasaki were stolen and that they
were on loan from a friend.
June 4, removing minors, 103
First St. N. A foster care provider re-
ported that the mother of a juvenile in
her care removed the child from her
residence. The natural mother fled
with her daughter in a white
Oldsmobile with a Mississippi tag.
She was not located.
June 3, child abuse investigation,
400 block of 20th Place North. Officer
assisted child protective services in-
vestigator. The investigator noted that
the report of child abuse appeared to
be unfounded.

Holmes Beach
June 8, possession of drug para-
phernalia, 77th Street beach. Brandon
C. Jones of Bradenton was arrested for
possession of a pipe. He claimed the
pipe was not owned by him and be-
longed to the people he was with.
June 5, found property, public
beach, orange and yellow beach
cruiser without a seat.
June 4, theft, 5410 Marina Drive,
D.Coy Ducks Bar and Grill. The beer
cooler outside the building was broken
into and 16 cases of beer were stolen.
June 2, 3300 block East Bay
Drive, driving with a suspended driv-
ers license. The suspect was stopped
for unlawful speed. He was clocked
doing 55 mph in a 35- mph zone. He
gave the officer a Florida identifica-
tion card, saying he had no driver's
license due to reckless driving and too
many points. Calling the car his
"baby," he said he had to get his girl-
friend home and didn't want anyone
else to drive his car.


THE ISLANDER U JUNE 14, 2000 N PAGE 15


Re-entry tags available beginning

Monday in Bradenton Beach


The long-debated, long-awaited
disaster re-entry hanging tags are
scheduled to be distributed to resi-
dents and business owners but
only in Bradenton Beach begin-
ning Monday.
The tags, which may be hung
from a vehicle's rear-view mirror,
will facilitate returning to the Is-
land if a hurricane evacuation is
ordered. Police and officials hope
the tags will make the re-entry
faster and smoother for residents
and business owners.
Two forms of identification
proving Bradenton Beach resi-
dency, one a picture ID such as a
driver's license, are required to re-
ceive the tags. The tags are avail-
able at no charge.
Tag distribution will begin
Monday, June 19, at city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The tag distribution will continue
Monday through Friday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Bradenton Beach tags will
also be available at city hall on Sat-
urday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Police officers will also be is-
suing the tags to residents at the
Pines Trailer Park and Sandpiper
Mobile Resort at a later date. Resi-
dents at the parks should contact
their park manager for date and
time of the special distributions.
For more information on
Bradenton Beach's tag program,
call city hall at 778-1005.
Anna Maria's tags are in, but
the city has not developed a plan
for when and how they'll begin dis-
tribution.
Holmes Beach City Clerk
Brooke Bennett also confirmed the
tags are in, but they have no distribu-
tion plan.
Both Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria will announce their distribu-
tion plans for the disaster re-entry
tags at a later date.


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Tiger hits a swoosh
Tiger has new golf balls.
That means a lot of people are going to follow suit,
particularly if the Nike swoosh ball helps Tiger Woods
win the 100th U.S. Open this week at Pebble Beach.
But there's a pretty good reason why Joe Golf may
not be interested in buying the new ball and that reason is
price.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 10 horseshoe games were
Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Ron Pepka of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis of
Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the June 7 games were Jim Spen-
cer of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were
Landraitis and Pepka.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


One of my regular playing partners is so cheap he
won't play a ball he doesn't find in a creek or tall grass.
He hasn't bought a golf ball in years.
To his credit, he's a good golfer and rarely loses
one so he doesn't have to find many.
Now if my playing partner his initials are J.H.
saw the price of Nike's entry into the $1 billion-a-
year golf ball industry, we'd have to call 911 and tell
them to make sure they've got that little machine that
shocks the heart back into action.
Have a seat before you read on.
Gary Buffington of Edwin Watts Golf Shop on
North Dale Mabry in Tampa said he's selling them for
$45 a dozen or $11.45 for a sleeve of three. Wow!
There is an upside to the Nike ball, Buffington said.
And it's a big upside.
"Everybody who bought some from us and came
back said the ball has the most spin of any ball
they've ever played," Buffington said. "I've used it
and it's the first ball I've hit in years that I've been
able to spin back to the pin. In certain situations, the
normal Joe golfer can bring it back six, eight, 10
feet. The extra spin doesn't seem to affect distance.
We played in a tournament with some Nike repre-
sentatives recently and I was bringing the ball back
to cup like I've never done before."
Granted, there is a small market for golf balls that cost
$4 each. But the accuracy you get from such a ball can
make a difference in your score and your confidence.
The Nike ball is a two-piece ball, which means it
has a harder feel. Balls like the Titleist Professional 90
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with elastic which means it has a softer feel.
If you don't want to part with your hard-earned
cash, J.H. has some used balls he'll sell for cheap.

Weaver wins at Waterlefe
Rick "The Beaver" Weaver shot a 76 to take the
Sunday Sunrise Tournament held at Waterlefe Golf
& River Club. He was plus five on a modified
Stableford scoring system.
This was the first time the tour stopped at
Waterlefe and most of the 23 players Sunday said it
is the finest course they've played. Greens were
quick. We didn't measure them, but they seemed like
a 8.5 on the Stimpmeter.
The Stimpmeter is a V-shaped metal bar. You put a
golf ball on the Stimp and raise one end off the ground a
foot or so until the ball rolls down the V. You do this in
opposite directions on a green and take the average of how
far it rolls. A Stimp reading of 8.5 means it rolled an av-
erage of 8.5 feet. Most PGA tournament courses are be-
tween 10 and 11 while the Masters at Augusta National
can be as high as 12 or 13.
Holes 14 through 16 at Waterlefe a par 5, fol-
lowed by a par 3 and a par 4 run along the Upper
Manatee River and are stunning. They're carved out of
a wilderness area along the river and are pleasing to the
eye and difficult to par.
There was a four-way tie Sunday for second at plus
one. That group included Chuck Daniels, Tim Woltz,
Dennis Spates and Mike Manning.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


T R A C K I N G
Hurricane Season: June 1-Nov. 30, 2000
A short-lived Iropical depression formed in the west-
ern Gulf of Mexicc last week, but dissipated before
reaching any level of inlensiy.
.. No storms have de. eloped in the Gulf. Caribbean
cr Atlantic .o far this hurricane season.
Colorado State Universilt storm forecaster Dr Wil-
liam Gray has upped his prediction ol hurricanes for the
season in his June 7 report. He now believes 12 tropi-
cal storms ril form this'year, with eight of ihem bccnm-
ihg intense enough to be named aridfour of those be-
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to David Futch,
Spates, Woltz and Paul Bondar
Skins were won by Weaver, Sonny Eastman, Ri-
chard Bergquist and Capt. Glenn Corder.
Next week's tournament will be held in Orange
Lake near Disney World.

Hooke on the run
Mickey Hooke, a long-distance runner who works
at Galati Marine in Anna Maria, is at it again and this
time with a vengeance.
He recently won the 35-39 age group state cham-
pionship and was fifth for all ages.
In doing so, he lowered
a'41, .i his five kilometer (3.1
miles) all-time-best to
16:09.
Since September and in
27 races, Hooke won six 5K
races and one 10K race. He
finished second five times
and third five times.
In a 10K race held in
Winter Haven, Hooke ran
Hooke his best time ever in 24:26.

That's a load of fish
Talk about a tough way to make a living.
My great uncle Dunk Futch of Placida once caught
90,000 pounds of mullet in a stop net in Coral Creek
which is a stone's throw away from the entrance to
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Dunk and his 12 brothers and sisters ate a lot of fish
back then. It's a good thing they were rum runners or
their families would have starved to death. They almost
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AllStar pitching
Michael Cramer of
the West Manatee
Fire District team of
the Anna Maria Little
L League sends one
-. home during the
S" League's recent
Island-only All-Star
game. Cramer is
expected to be
,t selected today to the
Anna Maria Island
traveling All-Star
team that will play in
the north district All-
Star tournament
beginning in July.
Islander Photo:
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Registration for indoor summer soccer at the Anna
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Players age 5-16 can register at the Center and the
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Games are on Saturdays June 24 through Aug. 5.
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Fishing the Islands Tournament set for Saturday


By Capt. David Futch
Island Discount Tackle's Eighth Annual Fishing
the Islands Tournament is scheduled for Saturday,
June 17.
An integral portion of the tournament is the
captain's meeting Friday, June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
All teams must have at least one representative at
the captain's meeting. All backwater boats will be is-
sued a Polaroid camera, a measuring board, film and in-
structions and tournament rules.
Island Discount owner and tournament director
Bill Lowman will be on hand at the captain's meeting
to go over the rules.
On the day of the tournament there will be three
check-in boats, one at the Rod & Reel Pier, one at the
mouth of the Manatee River and a third at Longboat
Pass. All boats must check in between 6:30 a.m. and
8:30 a.m. Once a boat is checked in, the team can start
fishing, but cannot pull the boat out of the water.
The two weigh stations at the Rod & Reel Pier on
north Anna Maria Island and The Pub Mar Vista on
north Longboat Key will be manned throughout the day
Saturday. Participants must be at the weigh station by
midnight and be acknowledged by the weigh master.
The weigh stations will monitor VHF radio chan-
nel 72 and participants can contact the judges when
they arrive prior to the midnight deadline.
On Sunday, June 18, the party and awards cer-
emony starts at noon at the Center.
Lowman is predicting good fishing during the tour-
nament.
"There will be a terrific tide the day of the tournament
because of the full moon in June," Lowman said. "This big
tide is going to make for some fantastic fishing."
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said the redfish are still tough to find. There
aren't any concentrations of them.
"There are catch-and-release snook around. Trout
are steady, but they're on the small side," Smith said.
"There are mackerel in the bay and mangrove snapper
around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. There are tarpon
around the Skyway, too. A lot of St. Pete and Tampa
guides are fishing those tarpon."
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes beach said he's catching tarpon but most of
them are along the beaches of Anna Maria and
Longboat Key.
"I'm getting permit to 15 pounds on every trip and
we're still doing good on tarpon," Greig said. "We're
catching 20-inch mangrove snapper and there are a lot
of flounder in the Gulf."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishermen told him they're catching permit on small
blue crabs. There are snook around and trout for the
taking, but permit seem to be the target species of late.
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bait for both permit and tarpon.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said permit
are plentiful but are out of range of small boats.
"There are tarpon along the beach. Trout, bluefish
and catch-and-release snook are in the bay," Zach said.
"Redfish are rarer than hen's teeth."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend caught gag
and red grouper to 12 pounds and mangrove snapper to
three and lane snapper to two pounds. Kimball also got
bonita to 12 pounds and mackerel and a lot of permit
in the 10- to 30-pound range. There are a lot of barra-
cuda and sharks around as well.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said it's you-pick-
'em time for fishing. In other words, whatever you
want to catch is out there.
"I've been getting permit, tarpon, mackerel, snook
and trout," Chaya said. "The list goes on. It's the best
time to fish either inshore or offshore. The tarpon are
thick along the beach."
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast at Captain's
Marina has been jumping and landing tarpon on a regu-
lar basis. Bowers said he likes to use threadfin herring
hooked in the nose.
"There are acres of bait and the fish obviously are
attracted to that," Bowers said. "I saw one of the fun-
niest things I've seen in a long time the other day. Two
guys on different boats were trying to cast net for bait
in water 75 feet deep. I kept yelling at them to tie their
anchor line to their net line so the net would sink to the


this in the Fishing The Islands Tournament on Satur-


bottom. They never caught the first bait."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they're getting gag grouper to
17 pounds and reds to 13 pounds, lane snapper to two
pounds and mangrove snapper to four.
"We've been catching everything on cut threadfin
herring and live shrimp," Morrison said. "There are
some permit around, but we don't really target them.
We go after the gags, reds and snapper, and we're
catching plenty of them."
Capt. Justin Moore said tarpon fishing has
slowed a little because we're on the quarter moon but
that he's still catching three or four silver kings each
trip. Look for tarpon to push out of Tampa Bay as the
rain continues each afternoon.
"I think on this next full moon you're going to see
tarpon go crazy," Moore said. "That's what they seem
to do on the new- and full-moon tides. They'll bite real
good, then on the quarter moons they'll slow down."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said tarpon and permit are both biting.
"There are a lot of sharks around and we're land-
ing catch-and-release snook. The trout are biting,"
Salgado said. "We're catching the same things day in
and day out. Fishing doesn't change much this time of
year. There are a lot of different species around and
they're biting."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said per-
mit and grouper are plentiful. You just have to find
them. He also said there's a lot of lane and mangrove
snapper in 65 feet of water.


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Book boasts of beautiful Island beaches, town for Siesta?


Anna Maria Island beaches have been lauded in a
new book, although our neighbors to the south haven't
fared quite so well.
"Florida Beaches" is written by Parke Puterbaugh
and Alan Bisbort. The pair take readers on a tour of
every beach in the Sunshine State, from Fort Clinch
State Park at the northeast corner of the state at the
Georgia border through Perdido Key at the Alabama
border, way, way to the west.
Described is the type of beach, amenities available
in the form of rest rooms, camping, diving, nearby at-
tractions, dining locales, nightlife and ambience.
As the authors put it, "We do everything but spread
out the beach towels and mix the margaritas."
Sounds like a tough job, doesn't it?
As to the Island's beaches, they have this to say:
"Anna Maria Island is the Cinderella who didn't
get invited to the developers' black-tie ball down on
Longboat Key, and she hasn't regretted it one bit. She
is, in fact, looking prettier and more dignified than her
sister key with each passing season."
The authors describe the Island in terms such as
"family friendly," "growth here has been intelligently
controlled," and "a sandy, low-key paradise that any-
one would be proud to call home."
I especially like this description: "These towns
have adopted Popeye's philosophy: I yam what I yam.
They are the sort of unaffected beach towns we loved
when we were kids. We strongly feel that people still.
want communities and experiences when they go on
vacation today, not the overpriced, condo-dominated
gulags of Longboat Key and Marco Island."
Oh, and about Longboat Key they despised it.
"There's no way we can avoid stating God's hon-
est truth about Longboat Key: It is an island without
soul or personality. What you see is exactly what you
get a sterile, manufactured paradise on the Gulf for
those who can afford the real estate. At one time
Longboat Key had a history and a certain island quaint-
ness based upon those who'd lived or visited for gen-
erations, but today it projects all the welcoming warmth
and charm of a bank lobby.



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"Longboat Key is equally shared between Sarasota
and Manatee counties. We're guessing joint custody
was instituted so that no one county would have to look
after the arrogant whole."
Then they stop mincing words about Longboat and
get really ugly, but I think you get the idea.
"Florida Beaches" is a pretty all-encompassing
book about Florida's beaches. As something of a
beachgoing tourist myself, I was pleased to see the
authors captured some of the charm of the places I've
stayed or visited in the state.
If I were to offer a criticism, it would probably be
that the book lacks local knowledge, but I suppose you
can-'t expect everything from a pair of guys who did a
sweep of almost every foot of Florida's shoreline. For
example, where's the mention of Duffy's in Island eat-
eries? And why is there nothing about the last beach bar
in Sarasota County, the Azure Tides? Oh well, I guess
no book is perfect.
By the way, Coquina Beach was ranked in the top
25 in Florida by Puterbaugh and Bisbort.

Another key, another town?
Speaking of our southern neighbors, there's a
move afoot to incorporate Siesta Key.
The Siesta Key Association a civic organization
on the island has agreed to spend $20,000 to put a
question on the ballot for residents to vote whether or
not they want to become a city. The island currently is
partly in the City of Sarasota, with the bulk of the key
falling under the control of the county commission.
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mined that incorporating Siesta Key "is not only fea-
sible, but desirable."
The committee believes, and will try to sell to the
key residents, that becoming a town would allow fine-
tuning of planning and zoning, increase 10-fold the
capital improvements to the island, lower water and
sewer costs, improve property values and provide a
greater "attention to details."''
Probably the biggest beefresidents appear to have
with the current county control is the lack of capital
improvements done on the key. The committee
crunched the numbers and came to the conclusion that
the county has given about $422,000 to the key annu-
ally in road, sidewalk, parking, stormwater and other
improvements. If you back out df that figure a big road
project going on now and improvements to county
beaches on Siesta, the annual figure comes to about
$127,000 per year.
And when you compare that annual pay-out with
the $18 million or so residents pay in taxes you can
probably better understand the Siesta Key impetus.
Siesta Key is about the same geographical size as
Anna Maria Island, but has a slightly larger population.
Under the incorporation proposal, management of the
new city would fall to a town manager, six employees
and a town council. "Everything else would be con-
tracted out sheriff, building department, zoning,
code enforcement, etc.," the committee proposes.
In contrast, Anna Maria Island's three cities com-
bined have about 80 employees.
I've followed city government, especially beach
city government, for decades. Historically, it seems that
island residents decide to incorporate when conditions
become intolerable for them. The county commission
increases toll rates to reach the island. Zoning rules run
contrary to islanders' wishes. Roads go unrepaired.
Police protection is almost nonexistent.
I'm not sure conditions are ripe for incorporation
of Siesta Key, but it's pretty astounding that Sarasota
County government hasn't been a little more giving to
what amounts to one of its biggest cash cows.
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Island property sales
513 Bayview Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1972 on a 75x120 lot, was
sold 4/26/00, Sutherland to Holden, for $319,000; list
$348,000.

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It'll be fun to watch the Siesta Key antics during
the next few months.

Even Clinton loves the beach
President Bill Clinton has proposed tougher federal
laws to protect beaches from pollution, overfishing and
other man-made threats.
In a speech in Maryland that seems to be long on lan-
guage and short on hard facts, Clinton said the feds should
move quickly to protect about 1,200 miles of reefs that rim
the Hawaiian coastline. He said the government should
also come up with tougher water quality standards to re-
duce pollution elsewhere in the country.
At least the feds are thinking about beaches, eh?

Sandscript factoid
The following quote is from Robert H. Gore's
book, "The Gulf of Mexico," and seems to sum up
beaches and barrier islands.
"Although attempts have been made to engineer
safety into barrier islands, the unalterable fact is that
these impermanent and shifting pieces of seashore were
created by wind, wave, and current, and consequently
can be as quickly altered or destroyed by these same
forces. Whether the destruction is gradual, occurring
over decades, or rapid and taking place over a three-day
storm period, the results are the same: erosion of shore-
lines, destruction of structures, damages totaling mil-
lions of dollars, and almost invariably some loss of life.
"As any child who has ever gone to the beach
knows, castles built on sand are always washed away
by the tide."


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205 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach, 3 Coquina
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sold 5/11/00, Rio to Nielson, for $100,000.
309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 936 sfla 2bed/lbath
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10/00, Schlegel to May, for $185,000.
511 77th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront, two-
story, 2,322 sfla 3bed/3bath/lcar/pool home built in
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5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 302 Martinique
South, an 838 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1970, was
sold 5/8/00, Nolin to Hageman, for $165,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 N. Waters
Edge, a Gulffront 1,078 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1975, was sold 5/9/00, Becker to Gordon, for
$380,000; list $399,000.
6401 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a half duplex
of 2bed/lbath/2cp built in 1987 on a 57x90 lot, was
sold 5/9/00, Kennedy to Hietala, for $155,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Tiffany Place,
a Gulffront 1,212 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
was sold 5/9/00, Schoenknecht to Frisbie, for
$389,000; list $399,900.
797 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 3,684
sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1988 on a
50x110 lot, was sold 5/11/00, Esformes to Hess, for
$1,200,000; list $1,350,000.
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 27 Bermuda
Bay Club, a 3bed/2&1/2bath townhouse condo built in
1999, was sold 8/9/99, BB Dev. Co. Ltd. to LSN Ind.
Inc., for $335,041.
217 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 53x105+ lot,-was
sold 8/10/99, Genlo Inc. to Cason, for $95,000.
314 Hammock Circle, Anna Maria, a 114x70
canalfront lot, was sold 8/11/99, Marini to Schindler,
for $147,500.
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International President's Circle of Coldwell
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comprising the top 12 percent of the 72,000 sales
personnel worldwide. Others admitted to the circle
include Marty Benson, Michael Granston, Mark
Huber, Hal Liberman, Hannerle Moore and Linda
Weber, all of Longboat Key.
At Arvida Realty Services, Carole Heinze of
the Anna Maria office was the top agent in new
listings and in sales for April.
Wagner Realty's top agents for May were
Jane Grossman of the Anna Maria Island office
and Dorothy Cook of Longboat Key, tops in list-
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$138,000; list $142,000.
7002 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1999 on a 53x105 lot,
was sold 8/13/99, Genlo Inc. to Bazata, for $245,000;
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767 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 2bed/2bath/lcp
1,170 sfla home built in 1974 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 7/15/99, Shank to Corey, for $155,000; list
$159,900.
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HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
$39,000, OBO.
GULFVIEW LOT- 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
USED APPLIANCES: Full- and apartment- size; re-
frigerators, washer/dryers, stoves, dishwashers. All
appliances guaranteed. Beach to Bay Appliance
Service Center, 778-5757.
FISH TANK CABINET with three fish tanks. One 55-
gallon and two 20-gallon tanks. Everything included.
Lots of saltwater fish, an eel and even food. Will sell
for $950. Call 778-9693.
ELECTRIC HAMMOND ORGAN $300; Sony big
screen 41-in. TV, $350. 779-2025, call anytime.
PASTEL SOFA/SLEEPER with matching wing-tip chair.
$300 or best offer. 22.5-cubic ft. Frigidaire side-by-side
refrigerator/freezer. No ice-maker or drink dispenser.
Great condition, make us an offer. 778-5433.


FOUR PERSON HOT TUB. Will sell for $850. Call
778-9693.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wed. 9-11 am.
50% off racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. New hours June
and July. Saturday only, 9am-lpm. 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. 383-4738. Everything 50% off except
fine jewelry and some selected items.

RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June 17, 9am-1pm.
Golf balls, career clothes, kitchenware, lunch. St.
Bernard Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.

CARPORT SALE: Saturday, June 17, 9am-2pm.
Kitchen table set, tables, lamps, household miscella-
neous. 508 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. No early birds.
MULTI BACK-PORCH SALE: Friday and Saturday,
June 16-17, 8am-lpm. Furniture, clothing, house-
hold, children, miscellaneous. 116 White Ave.,
Holmes Beach.


FOUND CAT: Very lovable and affectionate. Gray,
white and tan markings, young. Looking for cat's
owner or a loving family. Vicinity of 5300 Gulf Dr. Call
Beverly, 778-1989.


"CRITTER SITTER," five years in pet care, 21 years
as Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets,
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
WHITE AKC POODLE, all shots, mature, gentle.
Free to loving home. Anne, 798-8732.


INFINITI 1-30, 1996, bronze. Excellent condition, new
tires and brakes. 90,000 highway miles. $13,500.
Days 792-6600, evenings 708-9341.
RED 1993 JEEP CHEROKEE. Great island car. 93,000
miles, ice-cold air conditioning. Stored in Sarasota.
$5,900. Call 716-230-9052 to arrange to see.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-233-7337.


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Gorgeous 2BR/2B updated turnkey furnished
unit with bayview and a short walk to the beach.
New tile, carpet, freshly painted. $180,000. Van
Bourgois, 744-9495. 45435

WATERFRONT
ENJOY SOME OF LIFE'S FINEST PLEA-
SURES. Four +/- acres of estate grounds sloping
to 310 ft. of Manatee River frontage. One of the
largest parcels on the river. Classic 1931 Span-
ish stucco two-story home with most rooms over-
looking the river. $3,500,000. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 45412
WITH A BIRD'S EYE VIEW of Sarasota Bay this
gracious home provides a lifestyle unparalleled
on the Gulf Coast. Cathedral ceilings, loft, spa-
cious kitchen, glass-enclosed lanai and wet bar.
$243,900. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-8220. 44399


PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light,
bright, open floor plan. Private master suite on
entire second floor. Catch the breezes on
lovely caged deck area overlooking pool area
and wide canal. Walk to beach. Reduced.
$499,999. Joyce Naegele, 349-3444. 18455
MAINLAND
SUN-FLOODED ROOMS THROUGHOUT.
Spacious northwest Ruttenburg pool home.
4BR/3B, fireplace, all in immaculate condition.
Located in popular deed-restricted community
close to beaches. $319,900. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 45525
THIS GREAT FIND offers excellent value in the
well-maintained active community of Highland
Lakes. Everything as you like it, with airy inte-
rior, volume ceilings and no-care landscaping.
Reduced. $139,900. Carol Greenwald, 720-
2243. 42919


WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near
the beach in a single-family neighborhood at
an affordable price. This unique two-story
block-construction duplex offers 2BR/1BA on
each floor with a delightful, large, shaded
backyard. Price of $235,000 includes new
roof and repainting as well as other interior
upgrades. Call 778-4800.


INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
nished, well maintained with heated pool.
Move-in condition. $112,000. Call lister Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751


ONE BLOCK TO BEACH 2BR/2BA turn-
key furnished. Great rental property with
pool. $169,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


READY TO BUILD! It doesn't get any
better than this 54 by 105 ft. lot. Steps
to the beach. Only $159,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800.


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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Replacement Doors and Windows
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Washers Dryers Water Heaters Well Pumps
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Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
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WATIERING RESTRICTIONS
* Rules in effect for Manatee County:

S>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
* one day a week.
)>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
* M): Tuesday.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
* Z): Sunday.
S> Irrigation not.allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
any time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
Long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
Soff nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!) 0
>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
. permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
* west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


BOAT SLIP: Park right next to your boat. Newly re-
built dock on Marina Dr. (second canal off Palm Dr.)
in Holmes Beach. $140 month. 778-8608.


PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced for award-winning weekly newspaper. Join
a winning team. Journalism background a must.
Send resume via fax, e-mail or mail to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fax 778-9392. E-
mail news@islander.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
mation. DFWP/EOE/M/F/H/V.

WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.
CASHIERS NEEDED full and part time. Flexible
shifts. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr., 778-4310, or
Circle K, 100 Gulf Dr., 778-7605.
HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY: Dependable, part time,
will train. Call 779-1086.


CLEANING INDIVIDUAL WANTED: Two shifts avail-
able, approximately three to four hours per day. Mon-
day-Friday shift or Saturday-Sunday shift. Buccaneer
Inn, 383-5565.

LINE COOKS, BARTENDER, SERVERS, Bucca-
neer Inn, 383-5565.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and re-
sponsible. 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.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

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.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.

IF YOU LIKE your home really clean and organized,
call Ava, 778-0403.

I GUARANTEE to teach you to use your computer as
easy as you use your telephone. Your home. Certi-
fied teacher. 383-5372.

NO ONE LIKES to do windows except me! I'll make
your glass gleam. "Chris's Window Cleaning." Local,
licensed, insured. 941-725-0399.
CHILDCARE in my home. I love children and have
lots of toys. Meals included. Call 778-9693.

DICK FRITZ, now Sutton Group Properties. Commer-
cial, waterfront. 36-year island resident. 792-2913, 795-
4112. 5910 Cortez Rd. W. By appointment only.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Weekly and bi-weekly sched-
ules now available. Enjoy the summer and let me do your
dirty work. Call today for a free estimate. 792-7613.


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

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

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


ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581or 713-0676.


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.



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 painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

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

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

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

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions 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.


Executive CLEANING
Support Service by Claudette
Mary Beth Gajda-Morgan Homes & Condos
Legal Medical Corporate One-time, weekly or bi-weekly
SFully insured
Local references
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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.
SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs,
all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors.
Free estimates. Homeowners and contractors wel-
come. Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable refer-
ences. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
DECK CLEANING, deck finishing, concrete clean-
ing, brick and stone cleaning, pool-deck cleaning and
pebble-stone cleaning. 30-year local. Decks and
Docks Inc. 761-1681.


WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
941-794-5980.

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to beach
and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month, first, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.
UNBELIEVABLE HIDEAWAY, panoramic
waterview, ground floor, fully furnished. One and two
bedrooms, small complex, available now. Possible
annual and or seasonal, monthly, weekly. Also next
winter season. No pets, no smoking. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$550 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to
$675 week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-
4523 or 1-800-977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. Available June 12 to Nov. 30. $550 week,
$1,600 month. Call 813-286-9814.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse
available summer and next season. Beautiful decor
with pool, garage, and all amenities. Walk to beach
and shops. 941-778-0167.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR. Anna Maria City,
$600 month including water, sewer, trash. First, last,
security. No pets, non smokers. 778-5439.
ANNUAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. Fully furnished
1BR/1BA, close to beach and shopping. 725-1304.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA, exceptionally
clean, no pets, ground floor, block to Gulf. $550
month plus electric. 5607A Guava, Holmes Beach,
778-9378.
CHARMING ANNA MARIA Gulf beach apartments.
Lovely, furnished interior, sundecks, patio. 2BR and
3BR, weekly, monthly, vacation, no pets. Owner,
778-3143.
BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA completely furnished. One
house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-Dec. Mini-
mum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or 941-778-4742.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to the beach. Beautiful
shaded yard. $725 per month. Please call 778-5150.
AWESOME SUNSETS! 3BR/1.5+BA house across
from Cortez Beach. Spa, garage, fenced yard. Weekly,
monthly, seasonal, annual possible. 778-5325.

HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA furnished townhome
with garage, wrap-around deck, heated pool. Walk to
beach. Available for next six months. Month to
month. $1,200 month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate,
778-2291.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Single-family ground-level home
on Spring Avenue. 1 BR/1BA, $800 month. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, 778-2291.

MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new 2BR/2BA single
home on beach, no steps. Available monthly, luxury
accommodations. Owner, 800-246-4882.

ANNUAL RENTALS! 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay,
$1,300 month; 2BR/2BA with two-car garage, $950 month;
2BR/1 BA with dishwasher, $700 month. None accept pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.
ANNA MARIA: Exceptionally clean 2BR/1BA, close
to Gulf, bay, tennis. Modern kitchen, bath. Dish-
washer, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup. No
smoking, no pets. Available July 1. $800 month plus
utilities, first, last, security. 778-3119.
ANNUAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA, mature
adults, no pets. Early moving or evening, 761-9245.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home, fully furnished,
beach side of Gulf Drive. No smoking, no pets. Avail-
able after July. 941-778-6064.
WANTED: 2BR/2BA in Holmes or Bradenton Beach.
Wanted for Aug. 1. $700 month, by professional, non-
smoker, no pets, two-young girls every other week-
end. Please call Scott at 747-2355 ext. 287.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT, private beach. Great
view, spacious, 2BR/2BA, turnkey. 778-1086.



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


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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.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH, large storage building
plus two ten-year old houses. Owner financing, ex-
change or split. $359,000. Fred Katz, Towne and
Shore Realty, 778-7980.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA garage condo. New cen-
tral air, kitchen, bathroom, tile and Berber. Walk to
beach. $89,900 by owner. Days 920-2969, nights
778-8516.

LARGE ISLAND HOME for sale by owner. 4BR/2BA,
screened lanai. $199,500. By appointment. Days
920-9631, evenings 778-6131.

VERY RARE Manasota Key beach-side building lot suit-
able for large single or duplex, water and sewer, only
$349,900. Plans and engineering included. 800-246-4882.


4BR/2BA, sundecks, covered parking, lovely interior,
classic view. Owner, 778-3143.

ISLAND MOTEL AND 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 his-
tory. Offered at $725,000. Contact Ann Martin at 941-
388-4447, after hours 941-953-7717. ML#19175
Michaels Saunders & Company.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: Condominium conve-
nience and amenities with homeowner privacy.
Corner lot, spacious 3BR/2.5BA condo. Built-in full
wall bookshelves, secured storage area, two-car
garage. Best association fee deal on the Island.
$108 per month gives you lawn care, pool member-
ship, garbage collection and cable TV. Just relax,
enjoy, and live the life you worked so hard for. This
one won't be available long at $218,000. Several
have already sold for more. Will show almost any
evening, call and leave message, 778-7176.

EXCLUSIVE POINT LOT on Intracoastal Waterway
near Cape Haze. Deep water, 780-ft. of shoreline.
Zoned to build five units or use as private gated es-
tate. $439,900. 800-246-4882.


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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA spacious condo. Gulf
view, two balconies, storeroom.-Very near.beach,
close to shops. 3401 Gulf Drive. $155,000.708-3345.

WANTED: Professional person wants to buy single-
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canal. Waterviews of Tampa Bay and down construction. Walls, gates, landscaping, driveway,
the canal. Dock, boat davits and no bridges building pad and building permits are included.
to bay. $199,000. Developer approval of plans. $149,000 each lot.


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MARIA home on deep canal with no bridges just four blocks from the beach, two blocks from
to Bay. Vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, the bay. Close to shopping, restaurants and post
hardwood floors, three bedrooms, loft, two office. Turnkey furnished, ready to rent or move
full baths and two half baths. $659,000. into! 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. $219,900.


THIS LOVELY 3BR/2BA pool home is lo-
cated on a comer lot in Holmes Beach. Large
two lots, zoned duplex. Screen lanai overlooks
16 by 32 ft. pool, large fenced backyard, two-
car garage with workshop. $339,000.
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caged/heated pool and spa. Open, split floorplan,
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Graciously appointed with 10-foot ceilings, home features foam block construction, maple hard-
three-piece crown moldings, hardwood floors, wood floors, solid oak staircase, carved solid ma-
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home on large (100 by 117 ft.) lot with pool and
boat dock. Brand new two-car garage. Act now and
pick your carpet, tile and paint colors! $549,500.


FABULOUS KEY WEST-style elevated 3BR/
3BA custom-built home. Vaulted ceilings, super
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water dock, heated pools, tennis, covered parking,
elevators. Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA plus den,
$249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; elegant
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ACROSS
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5 Auricular
9 Feature
14Environmental
hazard, for short
17"_ grip!"
18 Kind of coil
20 Lickety-split
21 Certain something
22 "My word!"
23 Champion on the
ice
26 Perky name?
28 Stone landmark
29 Second edition
30 Many a college
teaching assistant
33 Mditerrande
34 Parts of a krona
35 DOsseldorf
dessert
36 July 4, e.g.: Abbr.
39 Quatrain scheme
41 A
42 Like the sound
"ng"
45 Leave
48 Daisy Fuentes or
Carson Daly
51 Many a sailor's
downfall
52 The Tatler
essayist
53 voce
54 One who's up a
creek?
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55 Affectation
57 British banking
name
59 Vibe
60 Pre-calc
63 Crushed
66 Impending
67 Whetstones
69 Response to a
doubter
70 G.I. journalist
72 Stemmed
74 Delineated
76 Pursue intently
80 Like improved
baby shampoo
81 Las Vegas
landmark
83 Whitney
Houston's record
label
84 Sprays
86 Senate response
87 Per6n and
namesakes
88 Little dog, for
short
89 Aviv
90 Orch. section
91 Nasdaq news, in
brief
92 Theater hit of
1878
101 Hesitating
103 Wife of Abram
104 Fit to be tied
106 Red Cross
offering
109 Antiquated
alpine apparatus
110 Just


111 Pitch
112 "The Far Side"
exclamations
113 1965 jazz album
114 Kind of flour
115 Presidential
nickname
116 Obsolescent
conjunction
117 Bakery offerings

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whoop
2 "The Tortoise and
the Hare" writer
3 Draw on a board
4 Cold war warriors
5 Cheri of "S.N.L."
6 140 pounds, in
Britain
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8 You've heard it
before
9 Sarajevo skiing
gold medalist
10 Earth, for the
most par
11 Actor Kilmer
12 Legendary
skydiver
13 Went sniggling
14 Releases, as a
fish
15 Herr's her
16 Today it's
managed
19 Not much
21 Org.
24 French corp.


25 Sprawl
27 Drum site
31 Some
Algonquians
32 Up to, informally
37 Potemkin Steps
city
38 Pitcher Al for the
Blue Jays and
Mets
39 50's political
inits.
40 N.Y.C. subway
letters
41 barrel
42 Makes official
43 Site of the 1973
Riggs/King
"Battle of the
Sexes"
44 Some Christmas
decorations
45 46-Down, to
Aphrodite
46 See 45-Down
47 Prominent media
member
49 Biblical high
priest
50 1984 Redford
role Roy _
51 Hospitalize
54 When doubled, a
number
56 Not so naive
58 1998 World
Series star Ricky
60 Mall mainstay
61 The Joker player
on 60's TV


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no spark
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65 Miniature
68 Tar
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73 Hatter affair
75 Teeth: Prefix
77 With approval
78 lark


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intersections:
Abbr.
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report
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designer
Frederick
Law
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horror flick


90 Kind of column
91 Darin and Dee's
Man
Answers"
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game
94Part of a work
week: Abbr.
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96 Old


97 Span. 15-Down
98 Aforementioned
99 Worry
100 French
equivalent
101 Cpls., e.g.
102 Wine, for starters
105 Big times
107 Free (of)
108 Chemical suffix


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