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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 28, 2000

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

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Skimming the news ... Have a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday!


Anna Maria


Islander


AMI's pyrotechnic thrills ...


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 33, June 28, 2000 FREE


Relief at last for Spring Avenue residents


Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh traveled to
Venice last week to work out a solution for the defunct
drainage project on Spring Avenue.
Residents of Spring Avenue flooded city hall with
complaints when the project got under way last year
and deep swales were dug on each side of the road.
Most affected residents claimed they didn't have a
flooding problem and didn't want the unsightly swales,
compelling city officials to cancel the project.
The $500,000 grant was sought to aid stormwater
runoff on Spring, Palm and Hardin avenues and Rose
Street, with sidewalks planned for portions of the project.


After work was stopped, the grant was revised and
resubmitted to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs. It was hoped funds allotted for the uncom-
pleted service areas Palm and Hardin avenues and
Rose Street could be funneled to Spring Avenue to
fill the open swales.
Deffenbaugh said, "We have tentative approval to
fill in the ditches with rock and we're negotiating how
much this is going to cost us."
The mayor followed that news by saying he
doesn't think the city should be changing the swales.
"I really think we might be making a mistake."


He said he observed Spring Avenue during a re-
cent storm and the rainwater was in the ditches, "not
in the street."
Spring Avenue resident Siegrid Danzo agreed
about the rain. "The night we had the big rain and I
walked my dog, I was surprised to see water there.
"But," she added, "in the past if there was ever any
water standing, as soon as the sun came out, it was gone
in a couple of hours."
Danzo said, "Now the swales are all beautifully
PLEASE SEE SPRING, PAGE 4


Island school reaps highest


FCAT scores in county


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School fourth graders
earned the highest score of all Manatee County elemen-
tary schools on the reading section of the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Tests.
In addition, fifth-grade students at the Anna Maria
school were second on the math portion of the tests.
The results were released Monday by the Florida
Department of Education.
Fourth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
earned 332 points on the reading section, beating out
Braden River Elementary by one point.
Fifth-grade students earned 340 points on the math
section, placing second to Braden River students who


scored 353 points.
The highest score on each test is 500. Fourth grad-
ers take just reading and writing tests, while fifth grad-
ers take just the math portion.
No other elementary schools in the county came
within 20 points of the two schools.
Compared to Sarasota elementary schools, Anna
Maria Elementary put some distance between itself and
what is considered the second-best school district in
Florida behind only Santa Rosa County in the Pan-
handle.
Sarasota elementary schools averaged 311 in read-
ing and 330 in math.
Manatee County elementary schools averaged 300
in reading and 319 in math.


Pop goes

the grouper
Frank Lawlor Florida Sea
Grant Marine Extension
agent, shows the proper
way to vent a grouper's air
bladder. The device he has
is a needle with an opening
in both ends to relieve the
pressure in the fish's blad-
der not the stomach -
that is created when a
grouper is reeled to the
surface from deep water
For more about the special
tool and how to use it, see
inside. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Thomas Wright


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Happy Fourth of July Holiday!
Monday......... July 3
Island fireworks display 9-9:30 p.m. from
the Gulf at Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday ........July 4
Anna Maria Island Privateers Parade
leaving Coquina Beach at 10 a.m. and travel-
ing to the bayfront end of Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. Post-parade Privateers party with mu-
sic, raffles, food and fun at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo contest kicks off
The Islander newspaper kicks off its
"Snapshot Contest" over the July 4 holiday.
See inside for rules, forms and information.
More inside ...


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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!


Longest parade in

U.S. here Tuesday
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"The longest parade in the United States" will wind
the length of Anna Maria Island starting at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Independence Day.
"Note that it's on the Fourth of July, not the Sat-
urday or Sunday or Monday before, as so many others
are," said Stan Weyman, treasurer of the Anna Maria
Island Privateers.
The Privateers organization is sponsoring the parade
again this year, as it has every Fourth of July since 1969.
Weyman also laid claim to the longest parade route
in the country, seven miles. It is so long that marching
units can't participate, especially in July weather, so
parade units are all vehicular.
And there are a lot of parade units every year, with
25 registered now and that many more expected,
Weyman said. They will assemble at Coquina Beach
Park at the southern tip of the Island where they will
launch the parade at 10 a.m.
From there it will proceed up the Island to Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria, then to the City Pier and back to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center where the annual
picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., although "we
expect to be there as usual until about 6 when everyone
is ready to shut down for the day," Weyman said.
At the Center, half a dozen or more musical groups
will play alternately, drawings and raffles will be held
with the biggest prize a Zenith digital video-disc
player, hot dogs. hamburgers, chips and sodas will be
sold at cut-rate prices, and bar service will be available.
The seven young recipients of Privateers scholar-
ships this year will be in the parade and on the picnic
program, Weyman added -- "they're what we raise
money for, the kids." The nonprofit organization de-


Fireworks are July 3 in Bradenton Beach. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
votes its funds to programs for youngsters on the Is-
land, much of it through the Center's activities and the
Cortez Community Center.
"We will keep the picnic program entertaining all day
long," Weyman added. "It's strictly a family event."


July 4th fireworks

July 3 for Island
A spectacular tradition will entertain Islanders
once again on Independence Day eve, when Jim Tay-
lor stages his fireworks display off Bradenton Beach.
He will stage his pyrotechnic show starting around
9 or 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, from a barge anchored
off the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
and lasting about 35 minutes showing 1,200 to 1,600
separate "shots," he said.
He won't get rich from it, not financially "the
payment is mostly in the joy I can bring to people, the
'oooohs' and the 'aaaahs'," he said. "Fireworks make
us all into children again, lost in the sound and light,
and the world is better for an instant."
Taylor's fireworks company, Taylor-Made
Pyrotechnical Entertainment, is subsidiary to his Tay-
lor-Made Marine Construction Co. of Holmes Beach,
which partially subsidizes the shows along with the
Beach House.
The Bradenton Beach show is on Independence
Day eve so he can do another big one the next night,
the annual Green Bridge Fireworks Show between
Bradenton and Palmetto. He does many other "shoots,"
too, he said, "on any occasion, like sunrise or sunset or
birthdays or carnivals, any excuse at all."
He did a show in April for youngsters at the Anna
Maria Elementary School and has done several at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center one inter-
rupted a couple of years ago when a neighbor com-
plained and shut it down.
Last year Taylor blew up the 18th hole on the
Bradenton Country Club golf course in preparation and
celebration of the course's redesign.
Taylor's been on the Island for 21 years, and he and
wife Pidge and three children now live in Holmes Beach.
He finds it "the only medium with a perfect bal-
ance of science and art. You fill the sky with paint."


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By Paul Roat
Florida Department of Transportation officials are
reviewing a high-tech approach to a proposed pedes-
trian crosswalk at Ninth Street North and Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach.
Mayor Gail Cole has suggested the DOT install a
pedestrian-activated system that would include flash-
ing amber lights in the roadway to alert motorists of a


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The City of Anna Maria is having a ware-
house sale at a location near you!
The city has loads of items for sale from
chairs and computers to a water cooler. There's
a kerosene flame sprayer, a residential washer
and dryer, a big-button phone, a 12-cup
coffeemaker, Bearcat scanner, garage-door
openers, Hunter ceiling fan, stepping stones,
lawn edger, mower with mulcher, a two-ton and
a four-ton floorjack, Polaroid cameras, cassette
recorders (who knows what they may have on
tape) and a commercial vacuum cleaner, among
assorted other items too numerous to mention.
You can see all this "great stuff" at a rented
storage facility in Anna Maria not at city hall -
at 310 Pine Ave., unit three. It faces Los Cedros,
for parking/walking/biking convenience.
The items may be viewed Thursday through
Saturday, June 29-30 and July 1, from-8 a.m. to
2 p.m. The city will accept "silent bids" on all
items offered and the winning bidders will be
notified on July 5. Items must be paid for and
claimed by Friday, July 7.
This could be your lucky week. but you
have to go in person.


* pedestrian attempting to cross busy Gulf Drive.
"I'm trying desperately to not get a red light there,"
Cole said.
However, DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell said the
flashing orange lights in the road would still cause cars
to come to a stop.
"The traffic will still stop," O'Dell said.
Proposed and approved last Monday by the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
is $94,625 for a crosswalk between Ninth and 10 Street
North. Original plans call for a system which will al-
low pedestrians to push a button to signal the traffic
light to change from green to red, halting cars to allow
the walker to cross Gulf Drive.
The crosswalk is proposed to be built in fiscal year
2000-01, and DOT engineers have already been talk-
ing to Bradenton Beach officials about locating utility
lines to install the new system.
Cole and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore,
who also serves as chair of the Island Transportation
Planning Organization, have concerns about the light
backing up traffic on the already-congested highway.
The idea of crosswalks along Gulf Drive came up
several years ago from the Bradenton Beach Civic As-
sociation. Engineers with the DOT studied traffic pat-
terns and agreed pedestrian and traffic patterns war-
ranted crosswalks at Cortez Road and Ninth Street
North.
The idea of a red-yellow-green light which halts
traffic to allow pedestrians to cross the road was not
quite what anyone in Bradenton Beach anticipated and
came as something of a surprise. What was expected,
city officials said, was painted stripes on the road and
perhaps a yellow flashing light to warn motorists that
pedestrians were possible.
O'Dell said "painting stripes on the road will not
provide safety for pedestrians."
And a letter dated May 4. 1998. from DOT District
Traffic Operations Engineer J. R. Lovell said "of all the


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TIE ISLANDER N JUNE 28, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 29, 6 p.m., joint city commission/planning and
zoning board meeting to discuss land development
code changes.
June 30, 8:30 a.m., city commission and department
head meeting on emergency management.
July 3, 9 a.m., meeting with mayor and franchisee re:
city pier.
July 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 29, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday closures
City and town offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed July 4.
Regularly scheduled yard waste in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach or Longboat Key collected on July 5
will be collected July 1.
Garbage collection will be unchanged in Bradenton
Beach on July 4.
The offices of The Islander will be open from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4. There will be no change in
display or classified advertising schedules.

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of the pedestrian warrants for a signalized pedestrian
crosswalk, Ninth Street North. The Department does
not install unsignalized crosswalks on the state high-
way system because of the false sense of security these
crosswalks could provide to pedestrians."


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Bradenton Beach pigeon dilemma continues


By Paul Roat
The pigeon tale continues in Bradenton Beach.
A delegation of residents in the 2300 block of
Avenue C have flocked to city hall complaining of an
overabundance of pigeons in the area.
Art Dehardt was spokesperson for the group.
"This is a health hazard," he told the Bradenton
Beach City Commission. "There's no place in the
city you can go to see so many. The stench is unbe-
lievable. There are more than 200 pigeons, and they
leave thousands of droppings a week. You can't
walk on the street without getting dumped on. This
is absolutely disgusting, and we request, please,
something be done."
Dehardt presented the commission with a petition


Spring Avenue ditches to be filled
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
green and the lawns are burned up. And, with the wa-
ter in the catch basin, we have a breeding ground for
mosquitoes."
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said, "The ditches
have created more problems than they solved."
Resident Carol Ann Magill asked about filling the
swales with a French-drain system and the mayor con-
firmed that's what is planned.
"But it won't percolate as fast," the mayor warned.
Builder Jeff Murray said his concern was that the
French drains would fill up with sand and dirt within
two years and be ineffective.
Deffenbaugh explained the French-drain system
planned for Spring Avenue's swales will consist of lay-
ers of rock, filter fabric, sand and, finally, a layer of sod
on top.
While the cost to finish the Spring Avenue portion
of the project is not known, Public Works Director
Anne Beck said there is also work to be done on Palm
Avenue, restoring driveways where underground pipes
were added in anticipation of the swale additions.


signed by six residents of the area.
"This problem is a direct result of the regular feed-
ing of this wild fowl by the woman who resides on the
corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street," the petition
states. "She has received a summons as a result of our
first complaint, however, has failed to comply and con-
tinues to feed the pigeons as of this date."
The "culprit" is Josephine Hodge, a 33-year resi-
dent of the city. She has said a neighbor began feeding
the feathered creatures, and when the neighbor moved
she continued the practice. She has also said she
stopped feeding the birds, but Dehardt presented com-
missioners with pictures showing large sacks of bird
food in her garage.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon sent
Hodge several letters telling her to cease and desist.
Rathvon advised Hodge to "stop feeding the pigeons.
The pigeon droppings are creating a public nuisance
and a health hazard."
Diehardt supplied commissioners with documents
explaining that pigeons are "non-native birds that have
become a major nuisance in our cities and pose a seri-
ous health risk."
The documents add that pigeons "harbor over 40
types of parasites and can host internally over 60 types
of infectious diseases."
Rathvon said the pigeons are considered an exotic
animal under city codes.
Mayor Gail Cole asked Building Official Roger
Titus and attorney Alan Prather for advice on the mat-
ter, specifically laws prohibiting the trapping of pi-
geons. Titus and Prather each said they were not aware
of any Florida or city statutes prohibiting the trapping
of the birds.
"I know of no law that prohibits trapping them,"
Titus said, "but I don't think you can shoot them."
Titus added that the health department could get
involved in the matter, but since most of the pigeon
droppings are on city property -- Avenue C the
health department would probably cite Bradenton
Beach for the violation.


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Prather said if there was a violation, Hodge may be
cited or the issue taken to the code enforcement board
for action. "If it amounts to a public nuisance, you
could also file suit and enforce the action by an injunc-
tion.
"If code enforcement believes there is a violation,"
Prather added, "then the matter should be deferred to
the code enforcement board for action."
Prather's comments didn't sit well with some
people. Cole spent much of the presentation rubbing his
forehead, and Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement
Board Chair Mollie Sandberg kept shaking her head at
the prospect of taking action against pigeons.
City staff was asked to research the practicality -
and legality of trapping the pigeons. In the mean-
time, Titus said Hodge would "probably be cited and
the matter would go to the code enforcement board."
The matter first came up in February, and Hodge
said at the time she had stopped feeding the birds. City
Commissioner Bill Arnold said he talked to her then
and "she promised me she wouldn't feed them. Now,
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 28, 2000 0 PAGE 5


Anna Maria delays pier issues, approves variance


Anna Maria City commissioners got down to busi-
ness on June 22, tackling numerous issues in spite of
two absent members. Commissioners Doug Wolfe and
Bob Barlow were away on vacations.
The commission moved quickly to discussing
terms of a pier lease drawn up by City Attorney Jim
Dye.
Dye said there are "mechanics" to work out with
the city's choice for a tenant, Mario Schoenfelder, and
that he is working with Schoenfelder's attorney, Jim
-Conoly, to work out the details.
Some of those issues include deferring payment of
the required advance rent to the opening date for the
restaurant, limiting repairs, opening by Sept. 6, defin-
ing an outdoor dining area and fishing fees.
Dye said Schoenfelder is asking to postpone the
$30,000 advance rent payment until he is issued a beer
and wine license and can open the restaurant.
Commissioners were concerned about collecting
rent while work is ongoing to prepare the restaurant for
opening.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda's concerns focused
on fishing fees. "I want it to be clear, that residents can
fish free at the city's pier," he said.
Dye said regulations regarding the state's blanket
fishing license are ambiguous. He and Manatee County
Sheriff's Capt. Mike Mayer both said they would find
out what the state requires and determine the policy for
fishing fees before the next meeting.
Resident Margaret Jenkins said, "If my grandchil-
dren come here and want to fish, I don't think they
should have to pay $1."
Commissioner Jay Hill said that the pier operator
may have to charge something to residents, even if it's
a penny.
Dye requested a written list of concerns from each
commissioner for consideration before replying to
Schoenfelder's attorney.
Commissioners also delayed a decision on an or-
dinance that would extend the lead line for castnetting
on the pier from 375 feet to 475 feet from land.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he thinks they must
establish a point to measure from before approving the


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ordinance.
Public Works Director Anne Beck said she has
verified that a county monument for vertical and hori-
zontal measurements exists approximately 15 feet from
the asphalt at the entrance to the pier.
The ordinance will be amended to reflect the mea-
suring point for action at the next commission meeting.
Commissioners approved a variance request from
April Lane for a vacant lot at 113 Hammock Road. The
variance reduces the front setback from 20 to 15 feet,
which Lane contends will allow for a more aestheti-
cally pleasing home on the trapezoidal-shaped lot.
Lane intends to offer the lot for sale and the vari-


ance, as approved, will be in effect for 180 days.
In other business, commissioners postponed a de-
cision on a disaster-recovery contract with Grubbs
Construction Company, which according to city attor-
ney Dye is awaiting minor revisions.
The company offers specialized disaster relief, pro-
viding services from pre-disaster technical support to
post-disaster debris removal. Holmes Beach,
Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key have contracted
with Grubbs already.
The commission approved the appointment of
Carol Ann Magill and John Quam to the Code Enforce-
ment Board.


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Opinion


What? The party's over?
The City of Bradenton is on the brink of ending
Manatee County's longest running party that of the
Palma Sola Causeway.
Some 25 years ago, we recall traveling the cause-
way and wondering why the heck people stopped there.
Didn't they know the beach was just a couple more
miles down the road?
It wasn't frequented then by any more than a
couple of folks with lawn chairs. But times change.
First holidays were crowded, then ordinary week-
ends were cause for people, pickups, barbecue aromas-
and traffic to overflow along the northern route to and
from Anna Maria Island.
Maybe its popularity had something to do with the
"Ron and Ron" show, broadcast from there for the top
rock radio station in the Tampa Bay area years ago.
That was one big, rowdy party with lots of boats, top-
less women and conspicuously drunken behavior on
the part of nearly everyone.
The causeway was lined shoulder to shoulder with
party goers and afterward litter was piled from shore
to shore.
That was the worst of it. Until a couple of window
washers one afternoon had too much to drink and got
into a fight. One threw a ladder, killing a passing mo-
torcyclist.
The fights spilling into the causeway cause enough
problems, but we can top that with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's refusal to downgrade the
roadway and post lower speed limits. Combined with
all the gawking one male's comment: "A causeway
accident is reason for divorce" and we have our-
selves a hazardous area to traverse.
So, it's inevitable that Bradenton put an end to al-
cohol consumption on the causeway. Too much road,
too many.people.
Where does that leave the hundreds of causeway
fans to go, especially to enjoy the beach with a beer and
man's best friend?
No place in Manatee County we can think of.
Unless, of course, the county commission is con-
templating lifting the alcohol ban on its beaches. Our
beaches, that is.
We can't imagine what the problem is with taking
a cooler of beer to the beach for a relaxing afternoon
with friends.
There are laws to prevent public intoxication and driv-
ing under the influence and all manner of other bad behav-
iors they simply need to be enforced with vigor.
The causeway crowd won't be convening in any



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one location on our miles and miles of beach, but
they'd at least have a place to go. Plenty of other folks
- Island residents and vacationers might like to
enjoy a cocktail stroll at sunset or a cold beer at noon
overlooking the Gulf waters.
And, how about addressing the prospects of a dog






Opinion



Put money to better use
I can't believe my ears. Did I here the "T" word
again? Isn't this sorta like talking about a third bridge,
again?
The trolley has been tried what, a half dozen times?
Each time it never gets off the ground. I think the tour-
ists just look at it like a novelty item. Once you've done
it, the thrill is gone. People don't go on a hard-earned
vacation to be dependent on mass transit for their stay.
Alleviating traffic on this island might as well be
a third bridge, it just won't get done. Expansion to the
east of us continues with leaps and bounds. Within the
next 25 years, with all the growth, it just might be like
season year 'round what a terrible thought.
Where is a trolley going to take you that the current
bus system can't? Will the trolley offer to carry bikes?
Will it ha ve AC/heat on those days needed? 1-landic.p'
issues would be another question to bring up.
Traffic problems now are basically seasonal and on
holidays. So you might as well get used to it, as I have
over the last 36 years. Leave early, have patience. Be-
cause, reality is ... will there ever be a solution? Doubt-
ful.
Besides, the money could surely be put to better
use in this city.
Jon Huffnan, Holmes Beach

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beach? Dog lovers need a place to go and restricted pet-
use hours in the early morning and evening make sense
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More than hurricane evacuation
There is much more to worry about with the Perico
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The impact of almost 900 housing units on water
and sewer usage is considerable along with a marina,
already proposed, which will be home to hundreds of
boats with all of the attendant problems of fuel leakage
and congestion.
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on Anna Maria Island which has, in my opinion, al-
ready reached a critical point of overbuilding.
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Holmes Beach have been slow to join the Island's other
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Women took over Anna Maria City
government in 1933
Ten years after Anna Maria was incorporated as a
municipality, and during the depths of the Great De-
pression, a dispute over hiring an out-of-state city clerk
lead to mass resignation of the city officials in 1933 and
the election of an all-woman city commission and
woman mayor, Frances Warttig. In fact, Anna Maria
had three women mayors that year Nette Havens,
who resigned; interim mayor Eleanor Schamber; and
Warttig.
Mrs. Warttig was quite a woman. The hard-work-
ing widow, who served as the Anna Maria postmaster,
also had a sense of humor. She once said: "I am a post-
master, not a postmistress. They don't pay me enough
to be a mistress."
The story of the women takeover of Anna Maria
City government was recounted in a 1970 talk before
the Island Garden Club by the late Marion Coleman,
grand-daughter of Island pioneer George Emerson
Bean, the original settler at the north end of Anna Maria
Island and for whom Bean Point is named.
The struggling little Island city was having diffi-
culty collecting taxes and paying its bills during those
stultifying depression years. To save money the city
commission decided to cut City Clerk Mrs. Warttig's
salary from $55 to $35 a month, plus a $10 credit on a
land contract. In those days the city clerk had the right
to vote along with the mayor, vice mayor and the two
city commissioners.

Caucus voted 17-14 to abolish city
Simultaneously, there was a move afoot to abolish
the city. In fact, in an informal caucus at one of the
meetings, 17 people voted to dissolve the incorporated
city and only 14 opposed it. But at the next regular
commission meeting, City Attorney Hubert Blakely
urged the commission against the move, saying that the


county commission was opposed as was State Sen. M.
Harrison (D-Palmetto). They never did dissolve the
city, of course.
Meantime, the Anna Maria City Commission began
negotiating with William Pigeon of Massachusetts to be-
come its city clerk. Vice Mayor Prof. Charles H. Gordon
nominated Pigeon in a special election on Feb. 4, 1933, on
the condition he move to Anna Maria permanently. Pi-
geon agreed, but the commissioners didn't reckon with the
voters, who unlike today had the ultimate say-so.
"This caused a lot of resentment among the natives,"
Miss Colman recalled. "The natives felt that was a pretty
high-handed way of doing business and that someone who
has been living here for some time ought to have the job.
"It was a tense moment when we held the caucus
and the newcomer was defeated by two or three votes."
Actually, the first vote ended in a deadlock. Pigeon
received 15 votes and H. C. Crandell, who had been
nominated by the previous city clerk, Mrs. Warttig,
also polled 15 votes while Mrs. Eleanor Schamber re-
ceived four ballots. This necessitated a runoff between
Pigeon and Crandell which Crandell won, 19 to 15
votes. The total city vote was only 34 reflecting the
sparsely populated community.
At the same time the voters elected Mrs. Schamber
to fill the vacated seat of city commissioner-at-large. It
had not been filled since Mrs. Mary T. Minor resigned
without reason in August 1932. At the time, the city
was in such financial straits that the commission de-
cided to "table a special election until November due
to insufficient funds." The election was not held in
November either. Thus, Mrs. Schamber (she was re-
ferred to as "Schambers" in the minutes) was not
elected to fill Mrs. Minor's seat until that fateful Feb.
4, 1933, plebiscite.

Commission then mayor resign en masse
Pigeon's defeat upset the commissioners so much,
since they had already promised the man the job, they


resigned on the spot. The resignations of Mayor Mrs.
Havens and Vice Mayor Gordon didn't became official
until an informal meeting held on April 24, 1933. Mrs.
Schamber was named temporary mayor. And finally,
the last remaining member of the old commission,
Charles McDonald Reno, resigned at the May 2, 1933,
meeting.
Three days later "a caucus was called to order at
8:40 p.m. by new city clerk Crandell." He nominated
the former city clerk, Mrs. Warttig, for mayor. There
being no other nominations, she was nominated by
acclamation. Then temporary Mayor Schamber nomi-
nated Mrs. Janie Whitehead for vice mayor and she,
too, won the nomination unanimously, 9-0.
Mrs. Crandell then nominated for commissioner,
Mrs. Lula Colman, mother of Marion Colman, who
served as clerk for the caucus. Interestingly, future
Anna Maria Mayor and Manatee County Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction J. Hartley Blackburn served
as chairman of that fateful caucus on May 5, 1933.
Finally, on June 7, 1933, the election was held with
the unopposed, all-woman ballot. Mrs. Warttig re-
ceived 15 votes for mayor; Mrs. Whitehead 14 for vice
mayor; and Mrs. Colman 14 votes for commissioner.
They joined Mrs. Schamber, previously elected to fill
Mrs. Minor's vacancy, to form the City of Anna
Maria's all-woman governing board.
Those were the days when city attorney Blakely
"waived" his 10 percent legal fee for collecting delinquent
taxes; and a major legal fee was $25. And the total oper-
ating budget of the city amounted to less than $5,000.
Yes, those days are gone forever.

Writer Kent Chetlain worked as a reporter/columnist
at a 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
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What is ManaSota-88, where did it come from?


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
ManaSota-88 has been at the forefront of saving
endangered lands and stopping environmental night-
mares since 1968.
Ever since the environmental group filed two law-
suits earlier this month opposing Arvida Co.'s pro-
posed 898-unit development on north Perico Island,
people have been asking, "Who or what is ManaSota-
88?"
Gloria Rains, 72, has been chairman of the organi-
zation since 1970 and woe be to the politician or devel-
oper who gets in her way.
She and her late husband John H. Rains Jr. were
instrumental in making sure developers, politicians,
phosphate miners and others did the right thing by Flo-
ridians. If they didn't, ManaSota-88 was there to stop
them.
ManaSota-88 exists because in 1968 the U.S. Pub-
lic Health Service helped form 14 groups throughout
America to address problems associated with growth
and what should be done in the future, Rains said.
Today ManaSota-88 is the only one of the original
14 organizations remaining and has severed ties with
all government entities.
The name ManaSota-88 is a combination of the
names Sarasota County and Manatee County.
"The 88 came from our desire to solve growth
problems by 1988." Rains said. "That was naivete on
our part. Considering the state of our environment, we
had better move the date forward to 2088."
Entirely independent, ManaSota-88 raises money
from 2,500 private supporters, accepting no money
from political bodies, she said.
"Where there's an issue we believe in, we don't
compromise. People have been critical of us as a re-


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Rains said. "We have no paid employees. Our only
expense is paying our attorney. Our operating expenses
are low. Our office is in my home."
In the mid-1970s, ManaSota-88 ran afoul of Mana-
tee County government because Rains said her group
was opposed to phosphate mining in the eastern part of
the county by a company called Estech.
When ManaSota-88 called for a moratorium on
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"Sarasota County said they would continue to sup-
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but we decided we wanted to go on our own."
ManaSota-88 became the leading force in prevent-
ing phosphate mining in the Lake Manatee watershed.
"If phosphate mining had gone forward as planned,
our water situation would be entirely different than it
is today," Rains said.
Some of ManaSota-88's other accomplishments
over the years (Rains calls them "wins") include stop-
ping orimulsion from being shipped to Port Manatee so
power companies could burn the fuel that scientists
said was highly polluting.
Other wins include getting a federal law passed to
prevent the use of phosphogypsum, which contains
cancer-causing chemicals.
ManaSota-88 pushed the state to step up its testing
of underprivileged children for lead, which causes loss
of intelligence.
The group got Sarasota County schools to stop
using harmful pesticides on school grounds.
The group also took a lead role in developing
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Stevenson appointed to hear Perico complaint


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Judge Lawrence P. Stevenson has been appointed
to hear a challenge to amendments to Bradenton's com-
prehensive land-use plan.
A hearing will be held Aug. 21-23 to determine if
the amendments, which would allow Arvida Co. to
build an 898-unit development on north Perico Island,
are valid.
The site of the 9 a.m. hearing is Bradenton City
Council chambers, 101 Main St., downtown
Bradenton.
Eight Manatee County and Anna Maria Island resi-
dents filed a challenge to the amendments with the
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Known as the "Perico Eight," Joan Perry, Marion
J. Courtney, Richard Palmer, Anastasia Cetwin, John
T. Sharp M.D., Kenneth G. Crayton, Doris Schember
and Ann Rogers filed the challenge hoping to halt the
project or at least get Arvida to scale back the proposed
four to 10-story project.
They, along with many others, including all three
Island cities as intervenors, prefer the development be
in keeping with surrounding developments on the is-
land which are not higher than three stories.
Stevenson is an administrative law judge for the:
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. He was
appointed by Judge Sharon Smith.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the status

ManaSota-88 fights on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
comprehensive land-use plans for area counties and
cities, helped pass air quality standards, stopped the
plans to dump treated sewage water in the
Hillsborough River which feeds drinking water
plants for Tampa-area residents and was a major
force in showing wetland mitigation didn't work.
"The most remarkable thing about us is the phe-
nomenal amount of free scientific information we re-
ceive," Rains said. "We keep scientists informed on
what we're doing and they tell us what they're doing.
They help us with research we could never afford."


of the case can track it on the following web address:
www.doah.state.fl.us.
The case number for the challenge is 002066GM.
The phone number at the DOAH is 850 488-9675.
In addition to the Perico Eight challenge, the envi-
ronmental group ManaSota-88 has thrown down the
gauntlet on the project.
ManaSota-88 filed a two-prong legal challenge
earlier this month against Bradenton for approving the
Arvida/Perico Island project.
The first action deals with a Growth Management
Act challenge because the city's approval does not
comply with the Bradenton comprehensive land-use
plan, Lobeck, said.
The city has until July 10 to respond to that com-
plaint. ManaSota-88 then has 30 days to amend its
complaint, according to the group's attorney Dan
Lobeck.
In this action, the parties are limited to comprehen-
sive land-use issues with regard to whether the Arvida
project meets the requirements of the city's compre-
hensive land-use plan or Manatee County's compre-
hensive land-use plan, Lobeck said.
New evidence can be entered by both sides in this
action.
"It doesn't appear the city is making any move-
ment. If they don't repeal their development ap-
proval by July 10, ManaSota-88 will then have 30
days to file the action in circuit court, which we will
do," Lobeck said. "State law requires we give the
city 30 days to reconsider its action. If they have not
done so, we will seek litigation before Circuit Judge
Durand Adams."
The other prong is a certioari Latin for appeal
- action appealing the development approval on other
grounds, including the failure of the city to have a fi-
nal comprehensive plan and to have appropriate zon-
ing for the proposed Arvida project.
ManaSota-88 also opposes Arvida's plans for fun-
neling hurricane traffic from the 898 units onto one
access road, Manatee Avenue.
In this action, the parties are limited to existing
records regarding how the development was approved,
Lobeck said.


THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 28, 2000 E PAGE 9

Poston asks Arvida
to help with legal fees
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston sent a letter
June 23 to Arvida Co.'s Edward Hill asking him
if Arvida would be willing to help pay legal bills
the city will incur during defense of its approval of
Arvida's Perico Island project.
Poston wrote that he believes Arvida should
be responsible for a good portion of the legal fees.
Hill.said he was bewildered by the public out-
cry against the 898-unit development and he feels
the city actions were proper when council mem-
bers approved the project 3-2.
Hill added that the project was made public
long before the city approved it.

Bradenton approves
amendments to land-use plan
Bradenton City Council members approved
amendments to their comprehensive land use plans and
decided to take one little one out.
But it's a big little one, according to people op-
posed to Arvida building an 898-unit project on north
Perico Island.
On June 14, the council agreed 5-0 to remove Sec-
tion 501.13C Paragraph 3 from the city's comprehen-
sive land-use plan.
Ken Crayton, who along with seven other Mana-
tee County and Island residents the Perico Eight -
is challenging amendments to Bradenton's comprehen-
sive land-use plan, thinks removal of this part of the
city's land-use plan spells disaster for the mangroves
along north Perico Island.
He told city council members at their June 14
meeting that "removal of this paragraph will allow
businesses, developers or individuals to build structures
in excess of 12 feet above mean sea or water level.
What you will be allowing is for the building of any
height with its foundation in the water.
"A reasonable limit must be set or are you going to
allow 10-story high-rise buildings to be built along the
shoreline in the water with access via a dock. A height
limit is necessary and must be left in the land use plan."


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Southeast Guide Dogs training organization will
bring some bright four-legged "students" to the library
to show people what the canines have learned on Tues-
day, July 11.
Great audience participation will be encouraged
when the library staff presents "Readers' Theater" on
July 18.
The final program of the month will be on the 25th,
when "Soundsations" will be presented by the Great
Explorations Museum, a program for first-graders and
up.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. It is open at 10 a.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m.
Monday and
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays. More information may be ob-
tained by calling 778-6341.

Stewart new skipper
of Privateers
Mitch Stewart is newly elected president of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, the service and civic
group that promotes youth betterment and has fun
while doing it.
The West Bradenton man will succeed Rick
Maddox of Cortez, who has been president for several
years. The new slate will assume office Aug. 1.
Paul Allgire of Anna Maria City was named vice
president. He's held virtually every office in the orga-
nization, from president on down. As vice president he
will succeed Al Wallace.
Bruce Witton and Stan Weyman, both of West
Bradenton. were re-elected secretary and treasurer, re-
spectively, and Jim Hungerford of Holmes Beach was
elected captain of Privateers.
The nonprofit organization was founded in 1971
specifically to support Island youth programs. It spon-
sors a number of activities and raises funds through the
annual July 4 picnic, thieves' markets during the win-
ter season, and Privateers Golf Tournament. All funds
go to the youth programs, mostly through the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and Cortez Commu-
nity Center.
Privateers as individuals and as an organization
also lend a hand to other groups and the three Island
cities in their community efforts "in any way we are
called upon," said Weyman.


'Sun, Sand & Surf' opens
Friday at Gallery West
A special exhibit, "Florida Summer: Sun, Sand &
Surf," will open Friday, June 30, at the Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Continuing through August, the exhibit features
works of local and regional artists in watercolor, acryl-
ics, porcelain, raku, photography, Indian beadwork,
quilting, stained glass, mosaic, fabric art and sculpture
in stone, wood and clay.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sat-
urday. Details are available at 778-6648.


Origami exhibited at library
in July
An exhibit of origami by Judy Pruitt will be on
display at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, during July. It will show objects
made with paper in the traditional Japanese art form.
Pruitt said her interest in origami began when she
moved to New York and took classes to meet people,
and ultimately she joined the Friends of the Origami
Center of America in the New York Museum of Natu-
ral History. She has lived in Bradenton since 1995 and
folds with a group in the area.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341.
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Honor grad
Anna Maria Ryskamp of Holmes Beach has gradu-
ated with high honors from Eckerd College, St.
Petersburg. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in
natural science with a major in mathematics and
minors in Spanish and management. The daughter of
Bill and Sara Ryskamp of Brussels, Belgium, and
Holmes Beach is employed by Merrill Lynch in St.
Petersburg and this summer will begin a graduate
program in math education at the University of
South Florida.


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Married on beach
Daphne Lavinia Pearson and Michael Anthony Ferris
were married May 20 on the beach at Tuna Street in
Anna Maria by Rev. Bill Grossman. Maid of honor was
Michele Fouts, sister of the bride, and best man was
Travis Ferris of Ft. Myers, the bridegroom's son. The
reception was at the home of Delia and Manuel Ayala
in Anna Maria. The couple honeymooned in the
Dominican Republic and live in Anna Maria.

Information to include for story
The Islander wants your news of coming events
and current events. You know what you have, and we
know how to present it to the rest of the Island.
Deadline for announcements is two weeks prior to
the Wednesday when the item should be published.
Mail to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217 or fax to 778-9392.
Reading workshop Monday
for writers group
The Gulf Coast Writers organization will meet at
10:15 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Writers are to bring
original poems and essays to be read during the meeting.
Further information may be obtained at 792-5295.

Drummers Circle meets Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Drummers Circle will
meet about a half-hour before sunset Sunday, July 2,
and on succeeding Sundays at the Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach. The family event is open to
the public, with advice to bring a chair or blanket for
seating comfort, along with drums. Details may be
obtained at 778-1788.
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Ministerial changes at Island churches


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
One congregation has a new pastor coming and
another is looking for one, while still another has its
new leader, in shifts at the top of Anna Maria Island's
houses of worship.
Rev. Jack Hyde will become rector of the Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation on Saturday, July 1,
succeeding Rev. Richard G. Fellows.
At Island Baptist Church, Rev. William E. "Billy"
Daws left the pulpit in mid-May and the church is look-
ing for a successor. Rev. Jack Carroll, associate pastor,
is filling in until a new pastor is found.
Another newcomer to Island religion is Rev. Gary
Batey, who took over as pastor of Roser Memorial
Community Church in March and "please God, is our
permanent pastor," according to one member of the
congregation.
Father Hyde comes to Annunciation from Madeira
Beach after serving in "several church positions includ-


ing various renewal move-
ments in the U.S. and
Canada," said a church
spokesperson.
He was ordained in
1986 after 23 years in fi-
nance in Canada. He is a
graduate of St. Paul Univer-
sity, Ottawa, and completed
formal training with the In-
terim Ministry Network in
1995. He is licensed by Rt.


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Rev. Jack Hyde


Rev. John Lipscomb, bishop of the Southwest Florida
Diocese.
He and his wife Kathie, a licensed practical nurse,
migrated to the U.S. in 1993. They have three sons and
five grandchildren. They plan to live in Holmes Beach.
The congregation will welcome them at a recep-
tion at Lowe Hall following 10 a.m. Mass on Sun-
day, July 2.


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Coast Guard cutting,


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The U.S. Coast Guard, faced with rising bills and
stagnant income, is cutting back sea patrols and flights
by about 10 percent.
But not in the area served by Station Cortez.
That is the encouraging word from the station com-
mander, Chief Boatswain's Mate William Turner.
Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
said fuel costs have gone up 7 percent and are likely to
go higher, and that $17 million has to be laid out for
"anticipated entitlements."
The result, said headquarters, is that cutter patrols
and flights must be reduced by 10 percent.
That isn't as bad as it sounds, said Chief Turner,
who, fittingly enough for a skipper, is known as "Skip."
It actually has no effect at all on operations here.
"It will come out of the larger ships and planes,"
he said. "For instance, if a ship is scheduled for a 30-
day patrol at sea, that may be cut to 27 days. And the


big aircraft will be curtailed somewhat it's expen-
sive, maybe $5,000 an hour, to fly a C-130, so they may
be curtailed somewhat."
As for the West Coast of Florida, the cuts "absolutely
won't affect us. We will run as many patrols as ever, and
we'll do all the rescue work we always have done."
The Coast Guard has built a reputation as the
quickest, most effective rescue organization in the
world, and Chief Turner said it won't change.
"It sounds like a substantial cut, but it is negligible
from region to region," he said.
Station Cortez patrols Gulf of Mexico waters be-
tween Egmont Key and Boca Grande with a 41-foot
cutter, a 24-foot Boston Whaler and a 19-footer, with
a complement of 29 persons on station. The facility in
Cortez also has a commissary that serves military per-
sonnel, whether active duty, reserve or retired any-
one with a liilitary I.D. card.


New fish venting invention


saves grouper


By Capt. David Futch
You know how you catch a grouper, pull him to the
surface and his stomach is coming out of his mouth?
If he's undersized, you have to throw him back and
when you do he just floats on the surface and swims in
circles.
It's a pretty good bet those fish don't survive.
Now there's a venting tool available to help off-
shore fishermen increase the survival of released fish.
Research has indicated that properly venting grou-
per caught in deep water (greater than 60 feet) can in-
crease their chances for survival.
Venting is not recommended for inshore, shallow
water species such as snook, redfish and trout. It's also
not necessary when fishing in water less than 40 feet.
The Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension Program
has come up with a hypodermic needle-looking con-


traption that's easy to use.
Grouper, like many fish, have an air bladder and
when you reel them in from deep water, it causes the
gases in the bladder to expand, pushing the stomach out
the mouth.
Many anglers think that by pricking the stomach
that takes care of the problem. That's a myth because
the expanded air is still in the bladder and the fish still
can't get back to the bottom.
By sticking the needle that's hollow on both ends
in the side of the fish just behind the pectoral fin, the
bladder's gas is released and the fish swims off.
We have about a dozen of the needles at The
Islander office. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina
Drive, I olmes Beach, or you can call John Stevely at
the Marine Extension Program in Palmetto for needles
or more information at 722-4524.


Seawall replacement tops $140,000


Joe Duennes, Holmes Beach's superintendent of
building and public works, notified Mayor Carol
Whitmore and city commissioners last week of cost
estimates for repairing city-owned T-end canals.
Duennnes said he first proposed the work be done
three years ago and at this point some of the seawall has
collapsed at the 7500 Marina Drive T-end.
"Depending on the storm scenario, it could get a lot
worse," he said. "That area is already closed off."
Removal and replacement of the existing seawall
at 7200 Marina Drive is projected to cost $50,800, or
$200 a linear foot for 254 feet of seawall.
The 7500 Marina Drive T-end is 448 linear feet and


will cost $89,600.
Duennes said $200 a linear foot is the average cost
locally for removing and replacing existing seawalls.
The seawall project is not funded in the current year
and money to do the job now would have to come from
the city's reserve account, according to Duennes. He said
he's putting the project in his 2000-01 budget in the event
the city commission decides not to fund it from reserve
money. And, if necessary, he'll advertise for bids before
the budget is finalized in October so the project will be
ready to go.
He also proposed removing two large Australian
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Illegal dumping of rubbish sparks tempers


Anna Maria resident Richard DeFrank says he's
been unjustly accused of illegally dumping lawn.and
tree trimmings at the city's storage lot.
At the June 22 city commission meeting,
DeFrank waited calmly until the end of the meeting
to ask about the status of his previous inquiries.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh replied, "That's pres-
ently being handled by the sheriff's office by an in-
ternal affairs investigation and we are not able to
comment on that."
DeFrank replied that he looks forward to the
findings to determine who is lying. "I think it's
grounds for a resignation or recall," he said.
Deffenbaugh says he was stunned as a distraught
DeFrank read from a June 2 police report filed by
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Johnston at
the June 8 commission meeting.
He said he was unaware of the report until it was
read at the meeting and that sheriff's office Sgt. Jim
Tillner later said he had not turned the report over to
the city in the hope it would be ignored.
Deffenbaugh said the June 2 report is unfounded
and "totally false" and that he requested the internal
investigation.
Prior to the June 2 "informational" report,
Johnston filed a related report on May 6 in response


to a call from public works employee Bud Bailey re-
garding trimmings and debris dumped at the city's
maintenance/storage area at Pine Avenue and Cres-
cent Drive.
That report states that an unknown person un-
loaded tree chips onto the city's storage lot where
chips are normally kept for public use.
DeFrank says he was out for a morning run on
May 6 and moments after he observed the mayor and
Bailey conversing with Johnston, he waved Johnston
over to find out about a noise disturbance he'd re-
ported earlier.
DeFrank says Johnston asked if he'd had any
trees trimmed recently and that Johnston told him
the mayor suspected him of illegally dumping trim-
mings at the city storage site.
Enraged by the accusations, DeFrank urged
Johnston to file a supplemental report June 2. That
report is apparently intended to further explain ac-
cusations that DeFrank did the dumping.
The deputy's recollection of his conversation
with Bailey and the mayor recorded nearly a month
after the incident is highly inflammatory, including
cursing and name-calling.
The mayor contends those statements are false.
He says that on the morning of May 6 he met


Bailey at the storage lot to examine the dumped ma-
terials. He observed approximately two truck loads
of debris and tree trimmings that Bailey said had
been unloaded there sometime the previous day.
Deffenbaugh said no one contacted the city for
authorization to dump the refuse, but that he and
Bailey speculated it may have been workers they
observed the previous day at Richard Freeman's
home, just a few blocks away.
The mayor says they intended to contact Free-
man, not DeFrank, to get information from the busi-
ness he had employed.
Deffenbaugh says he and Bailey intended to
have the debris removed or at least inform the hauler
that dumping was not allowed at the city's storage
lot.
Since the dumping incident, a sign has been
erected that reads, "No Dumping. Violators will be
prosecuted."
Deffenbaugh says Johnston lied about their May
6 conversation and he doesn't know why unless he's
angry over an incident when the mayor caught him
perusing the Internet on a city computer while he
was on duty.
The sheriff's office internal investigation regard-
ing the June 2 report is ongoing.


Bradenton flattered on 'Today' television show


Anna Maria resident Bunny Garst says,
"Bradenton has chosen to kill the goose that laid the
golden egg."
That golden egg would be the city's inclusion in
the top five towns to live out the golden years, as listed
by Money magazine editor Jean Chatzky.
Chatzky's Best Places to Retire list was featured on
the morning "Today" show on NBC-TV and on
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Maria City Hall to remind city officials here that
Bradenton will be ruining the very amenities found so
attractive by Money editors if Arvida Co.'s proposed
high-rise development on Perico Island, across the
shore from Anna Maria is allowed to proceed.
The Money report on Bradenton begins, "If you're
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didn't get credit for the attractive amenities attributed
to Bradenton, Garst's message for Bradenton officials
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THE IiSLANDER I JUNE 28, 2000 I PAGE 13


Anna Maria paves way for special event permits


Welcome to the party! Anna Maria City commis-
sioners officially passed a code amendment to provide
for special events and temporary alcohol sales at events
in the city provided organizers make proper applica-
tion.
And, what an application.
Public Works Director Anne Beck asks that special
event planners take note of deadlines to apply for event
permits.
The application process includes a recommended
(read that "not required") pre-application conference
with Beck.
The applicant must complete a city form which
includes the name of the applicant and the location for
the event. If the applicant is not the property owner, a
notarized statement from the landowner authorizing the
applicant must be submitted.
If the event is to take place on property owned or
controlled by the city, permission to use the property
must be sought in conjunction with approval of the
permit.
A site plan or other graphic representation of the
event site or a parade route must be included showing
a traffic flow plan, parking and the location of such
items as a bandstand, food booths, rest room facilities,
dumpsites and any other information pertinent to the
event or activity.
The application must include a description of the
event, including the date, purpose, size of expected
crowds, hours of operation and required governmental
services.
Events can last no more than three days.
The application process must be completed at least
three weeks prior to the date of the anticipated event
and two weeks prior to a regularly scheduled city com-
mission meeting where a vote can be taken.
If the event requires city or other governmental
services, such as added police protection, the applica-
tion must be submitted at lease six weeks prior to the
event.
The ordinance provides for review of the applica-
tion by the public works department, the fire district,
the city's administrative police officer and any other
affected agencies who may make recommendations to
lessen the impact of the event on the public.
The city's police staff will assess the need for
added security based on size, location, traffic and alco-
hol service.
The city commission can add its own contingencies
and conditions to the application during its final review.


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Once the permit is approved, the applicant must
make assurances that the conditions will be met before
the permit is issued.
Anyone requesting events on city property must
also provide proof of insurance specifically showing
the city as "also insured" with minimum general liabil-
ity coverage of $1 million.
Finally, the ordinance provides for dispensing al-
coholic beverages at special events. The application for
the temporary sale of alcohol must be filed no less than
six weeks prior to the event.
Alcohol service will require the applicant provide
an additional insurance liability rider of no less than $1
million.
Alcohol may only be served within a designated,
specific perimeter on the site of the event.
There is no fee for the special event permit but
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S Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout
: July. Saturday and Sunday, July I and 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Previously there was no provision for consumption
of alcoholic beverages within city limits at special
events. The only exceptions to the city's alcoholic bev-
erage laws have been special one-day permits for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and Island Play-
ers.
Despite this, last year the city commission granted
organizers of a fall festival permission to hold their
event and sell alcohol.
According to the special event/temporary alcohol
sales ordinance, events may include but are not limited
to: indoor and outdoor arts and craft shows; bazaars;
carnivals; sports events; commercial and sales activi-
ties; sidewalk sales; flea markets; rummage sales; holi-
day events; Christmas tree sales; plant sales; grand
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could take a picture so totally amazing." Words like "clas-
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If so, you might have a picture that could be a con-
tender in The Islander snapshot contest starting July
12, 2000. Eight local winning pictures will be featured
weekly on the cover of The Islander. Each weekly
winer will receive an Islander "mullet" T-shirt. The


grand prize for one picture from the weekly winners
will be awarded $200 from the newspaper, merchan-
dise, prizes and gift certificates from local merchants.
"The 'wow' factor always plays a role. We're look-
ing for a picture that captures a special moment," said
local contest judge and Islander news editor Paul Roat.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures from sub-
ject categories that include abstract photos, still life
pictures, landscapes and scenics, candid unposed snap-
shots, action, humor and animal pictures.
Not to be overlooked are great kid pics, sentimen-
tal moments and moments of personal triumph.
Will your photo be a winner? Not if it stays in the


drawer at home!
Send it or deliver your favorites weekly to Photo
Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Contest winners will be announced weekly begin-
ning with the July 12 issue. The first weekly deadline
for submitting photos is 5 p.m. Friday, July 7.
Complete rules for the contest are published below.
Please attach a photo contest label from this edition of
the newspaper (and subsequent weeks), or a copy of the
label, to each photo you submit. Photos without labels
will be disqualified. Additional photo labels are avail-
able at the newspaper office.


Past weekly


The Islander Great Snapshot Contest rules:
1) The Islander Newspaper Great Shapshot
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
teur Photographers are those who derive less than 5
percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs
taken after Jan. 1, 1999, are eligible. This allows for
extended eligibility. Photos previously published or
entered in any Islander or other competitions are not
eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives or prints; no


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submitted.
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fixed to the back each print. Mail entries to The
Islander Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
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original negative if requested by the contest edi-
tor. All photos submitted become the property of
The Islander and none will be returned. The


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prints.
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recognizable persons appearing in the picture and
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with the entry.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 28, 2000 u PAGE 15


There is no such thing as a safe, healthy suntan


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Moffitt Center managed to bring off two heresies
in one breath: There is no healthy suntan, and you can
too get a tan through glass.
Nuts, say suntanees.
Given that attitude and the devotion to the sun that
is such a part of Florida, the better part of valor seems
to be to learn to live safely in strong sunshine.
The unwelcome news from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer
Center & Research Institute at the University of South
Florida is that far from indicating robust good health,
a suntan courts skin cancer.
Joy Augustine, nurse who handles the Cancer An-
swers phone service at Moffitt (800-456-7121), said
there is no "healthy" amount of sun, that its effects are


cumulative all life long, that it is (horrors) the primary
reason for wrinkles.
Worst, it can result in skin cancer basal cell,
squamous or melanoma. The latter is least common and
most deadly, usually a result of burning and blistering
before age 20, even if the impact takes decades. The
American Cancer Society expects 7,700 deaths this
year from melanoma and 1,900 from the others.
Even in fog or cloudy weather, the sun's rays come
right through. And the ozone layer is depleted, Augus-
tine reminded, which "may contribute to the incidence
of radiation being higher than in the past."
There is no way to avoid the fact of the sun's dan-
gers, Augustine said, and also no way to wean humans
away from sunshine in the Sunshine State.
So we find ways around the matter, mostly sun


Orient Islander
Susan Bailey of Cortez and Runar Framnes of Cortez and Norway take their Islander to Fort Siloso in
Singapore on a tour that included Penang, Malaysia.


screens and sensible clothing and limiting exposure
times. The screen should have a minimum solar pro-
tection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and be applied at
least half an hour before exposure.
Screens should block ultraviolet radiation of both
long wavelength (UVA) and short wavelength (UVB),
said Augustine. Exposure risk is rated by UV designa-
tion, from 0 to 2 rating which means the skin will bur
in 60 minutes to 10 and up which gives the skin only
10 minutes without burning. UVA rays are constant all
year, but UVB rays are more intense in summer, at high
altitudes and near the equator. That's us, in Florida.
People also should dress for sun, said Augustine,
sounding a bit dubious of the reception of her advice.
Protective clothing with long sleeves is best.
And stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3
p.m., when those UVB's pour directly down.
All that is very well, and nobody quarrels with it
even on Anna Maria Island with its dependency on
happy beach visitors. But it doesn't persuade people to
give up suntans. A survey of beach goers turns up no
surprises:
Kathy Oftedahl of Minneapolis, darkly tanned after
two weeks on Anna Maria Island's beaches, said she is
aware of what people say about sunshine and cancer, but
"I look a lot better with a tan. I think so, anyway, and if it
makes me feel better about myself, who's to argue?"
Francis Bartow wasn't interested in any criticism
of the sun. Nearing the end of a long vacation on
Longboat Key, the New Yorker said he had never wor-
ried about the sun in all his 61 years and "I just plain
like myself better dark than pale. I can lord it over those
pallid people at home."
"It's vanity," Deborah Angletti of the Chicago area
said at Coquina Beach. "I look better. I feel better. I
don't have to please anyone but myself and my man,
and he thinks I'm better too. See? Vanity."
As for the protection of glass, Moffitt's Augustine
said that is an Old Wives' Tale pure and simple. UVA
and UVB rays sail right through ordinary glass, she
said, though a filtering type of glass can be bought.
The reason there's not much tanning under glass,
she said, is that it's too darn hot.


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Obituaries


Tony 'T.T.' Billa Jr.
Tony "T. T." Billa Jr., 9, of Park City, Ky., died
June 8 at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
Born in Bradenton, he was a student at Park City
Elementary School.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House.
He is survived by parents Tony and Debbie Hanson
Billa of Park City; sisters Rachel and Jessica; brothers
Christopher and Nicholas; maternal great-grandmother
Lois Wantz of Holmes Beach; paternal grandparents
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at home.
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county from Inverness six years ago. She was a li-
censed practical nurse. She attended Holy Cross Catho-
lic Church.
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rangements.
She is survived by sons James of Bradenton Beach,
William of Brooksville and Thomas of North Miami;
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 16, driving with license suspended, 200 block
Spring Avenue. The officer noticed the subject go
through an intersection without stopping and pulled the
vehicle over. The subject said he believed his driver's
license may have expired, which it had in 1988.
June 18, open door. 8605 Gulf Drive, Island Bap-
tist Church. While conducting a routine building check,
a door was found open. The key holder was notified but
nothing appeared to be missing.
June 19, suspicious, 522 Pine Ave., Bayou Condo-
miniums. The officer on patrol noticed the silent alarm
flashing on the lift station and notified Manatee County
Utilities Department.
June 20, trespass warning, 100 block Beach Avenue.
Two subjects were found in the building, which is posted
"No Trespassing." They were issued trespass warnings.
June 21. burglary, 100 Bay Blvd., City Pier. Un-
known persons broke into the restaurant. Nothing ap-
peared to have been taken.

Bradenton Beach
June 14, theft from auto, 400 block Gulf Drive
South, Cortez Beach. The complainant said he parked
and locked his car to go to a local restaurant and, when
he returned, noticed the back seat was moved. He and
his companion left the parking lot and drove to the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, stopped at a rest area, and
noticed items missing from the trunk. Missing were a
$10 purse, $50 tote bag, three credit cards, checkbook,
telephone calling card and a driver's license.
June 15, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1200
block Gulf Drive North. After a routine traffic stop for
failure to use a turn signal, the officer asked to search
the car and, according to the report, found two glass
pipes containing marijuana residue in a duffel bag. The
subject said both pipes were his, but he "only smokes
marijuana in them when he is with his friends, but he
is trying to stop," according to the report. He was is-
sued a summons and released.
June 16, trespass, 200 block Gulf Drive North. Beach


House Restaurant. The complainant, the restaurant's chef,
terminated employment of the subject, who got mad and
hit the complainant, according to the police report. The
complainant called police, but decided not to press charges
and asked for a trespass warning.
June 17, disturbance, 219 Gulf Drive S., Joe's Eats
and Sweets. Police responded to a call of a fight at the
restaurant. According to the owner, a subject approached
the counterman, exchanged words and the subject swung
his arm, knocking down a hanging sign which hit the
owner on the chin. The subject left the restaurant. Police
searched the area but did not find the subject.
June 19, battery, 116 Bridge St., Sports Lounge.
The complainant said after she had picked up a chain
she dropped on the floor she saw her ex-boyfriend.
They exchanged words and he punched her in the head,
knocking her to the floor, according to the report. She
called police, who were informed of his residence.
Officers went to the subject's residence where they
believed he was watching TV. Police said they had
prior knowledge of an active felony warrant for aggra-
vated stalking against the subject, and forced the door
open, but the subject had left the building. The subject
is being sought for battery.
June 20, recovered runaway juvenile, Coquina
Beach. Police found a juvenile reported as a runaway
by her mother and transported her home to Bradenton.
June 21, battery, resisting arrest with violence, ob-
struction, 2400 block Gulf Drive. While investigating a
traffic crash, a passenger in one of the vehicles became
abusive to the officer, then ran from the scene, according
to the police report. When police caught up with the sub-
ject, he continued to be abusive and, while officers at-
tempted to handcuff the subject, he attempted to spin
around. A scuffle ensued and, when one of the officers
warned he was going to use pepper spray, the subject bit
another officer on the hand. The subject was sprayed,
handcuffed and placed in a police car, when he began to
kick the window and beat his head against the interior. The
upper door frame of the police vehicle was damaged by
his actions. The subject was pepper sprayed again and
taken to jail.


Holmes Beach
June 16, arrest, 6300 block Marina Drive. An ar-
rest for failure to appear was issued.
June 17, vehicle burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
Public Beach. The complainant said her rental vehicle had
been broken into at the beach. She said she noticed a white
Mercedes SUV parked next to them. Police observed a
small hole under the driver's door lock. Missing from the
vehicle were $210 in cash and several credit cards. The
victim canceled the cards, but not before several hundred
dollars had been charged on them.
June 17, criminal mischief, 72nd Street and 65th
Street at the beach. The complainant said unknown
persons had disturbed two sea turtle nests and had re-
moved the eggs from one nest.
June 17, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach. The complainant said he took his pants off to go
swimming and, when he returned, his wallet contain-
ing $10 was missing.
June 19, counterfeit, 5327 Gulf Drive, First Union
Bank. The complainant said someone had apparently
counterfeited one of her checks and withdrawn $5,900
from her account.
June 20, found property, a cellular phone, 72nd
Street at the beach.
June 21, theft, 100 block 81st Street. The com-
plainant reported a green lounge chair had been re-
moved from the back of his home.
June 21, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach. The complainant called police to report that
someone had drilled a small hole under the driver's
door lock of her vehicle. She said nothing was missing
from her vehicle.
June 22, theft, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria El-
ementary School. School employees left for lunch and
on return noticed that unknown persons entered an
unlocked building and took tools valued at $679.
June 22, suspicious, 200 block 65th Street. Upon re-
turning home, the complainant said she noticed a man
taking photographs of her house. He left when she pulled
into the driveway. He is described as a white male with
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Boca Grande fishing guides
mad about tarpon column
An outdoors writer for a long-time Bradenton daily
newspaper stabbed Boca Grande fishing guides in the
heart with a grievous error in his June 18 column on
tarpon.
The Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association
wants him to know he needs to get his facts straight.
His column said, "Since they are inedible and the
numbers are finite, Manatee County anglers took the
lead in the late 1980s in convincing the state of Florida
to institute a tarpon stamp program where an angler has
to ante up $50 in advance to kill and keep a tarpon."
Manatee County anglers had little to do with get-
ting the tarpon tag it is a tag not a stamp as the col-
umnist wrote passed into law.
Boca Grande fishing guides were the ones who
took the lead in getting the tarpon tag passed into law.
I called the writer to discuss it with him, but he
didn't return my call.
Perhaps he'll read this and admit he missed the
boat. Then again, perhaps not.
The Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association
formed in 1988 and its first order of business was to
stop the needless killing of tarpon.
"The reason we did this was on account of the all-
out kills of tarpon in tournaments for sometimes noth-
ing more than a camera," BGFGA president Capt.
Cappy Joiner said.
Each year anglers were hell-bent on mounting a
tarpon on their wall or winning a prize in "kill" tour-
naments in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Boca
Grande.
For years, guides in Boca Grande killed hundreds
of silver kings each summer knowing taxidermists used
little or none of the fish when making a mount.


The guides also knew people throughout Florida
were killing thousands more so they could show friends
their 100-pound fish despite the fact tarpon are ined-
ible.
Until 30 years ago, taxidermists created "skin
mounts" using the skin and many of the bones of a tar-
pon.
Then the process changed.
For the past 25 years, taxidermists have been in the
habit of making a "mold" of the original fish, throwing
the carcass away, pouring Fiberglas in the mold and
hiring an artist to air brush the tarpon's beautiful hues
of silver, blue and/or green.
Once the process changed from skin mount to
Fiberglas, Boca Grande fishing guides decided it was
time to stop killing these fish to ensure the survival of
the species.
Joiner said he and other Boca Grande guides went
to meeting after meeting of the now-defunct Florida
Marine Fisheries Commission hoping to convince the
MFC to create a tarpon tag that would cost $100 if you
planned to kill one. Prior to its dismantling, the
MFC regulated commercial and recreational fishing in
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MFC members told Boca Grande guides it would
take a legislative act to get a tarpon tag.
BGFGA members traveled to Pensacola, Orlando,
St. Augustine and Fort Myers at their expense to attend
MFC meetings. Some, like Joiner, canceled tarpon
charters so they could attend the hearings and meetings
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Every month for nearly two years, Joiner spent
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During that time, Boca Grande fishing guides Babe
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Freddy Futch, Mark Futch, Miller's Marina owner Jack
Harper, myself and others went to meeting after meet-
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PGT VinylTech Industries, guides were able to fly to
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charterboat "Sitarah" also donated his time to fly us to
MFC meetings.
At the urging of Joiner and Boca Grande guides,
Rep. Keith Arnold of Fort Myers submitted a tarpon tag
bill in the Florida House and Sen. Curt Kiser of
Clearwater worked it through the representatives of the
Florida Senate.
"We worked with the MFC and the state for almost
two years to get this tag implemented," Joiner said.
"We are proud to say we got the job done and I take
offense that anyone else is getting credit for the tag."
Joiner said he will give at least one Bradenton fish-
erman his due because he was right there with us.
Capt. Scott Moore was a member of the BGFGA
and provided invaluable help in getting the word out
about the tarpon tag, Joiner said.
But to say that Manatee County fishermen "took
the lead" is a slap in the face to Boca Grande fishing
guides who were the ones who "led the way."
Joiner had only one thing left to say.
"We'd like an apology and a correction from (the
writer) of this column," Joiner said. "On second
thought, we demand an apology and a correction. And
we want it in one of his columns. Not in one of those
correction boxes no one sees or reads. I'd like him or
anyone else to call me at my home. I'll be glad to tell
you step-by-step how we got this tag passed. My num-
ber is 941 697-6052. I'll be by the phone.
"I'd be glad to debate anyone. We were the only
ones there at those MFC meetings. We saw no one else
there when the tarpon tag issue came up. There were a
lot of people against us, including Key West fishing
guides, and they later thanked us.
"Now when you go out to Boca Grande Pass, it's
not unusual to catch tarpon over 150 pounds every day.
Years ago if someone brought one to the dock over 150
pounds, the whole town would turn out, certainly ev-
ery guide. The BGFGA believes that because of the tag
we've saved the lives of 15,000 fish in the past 10 years
in Boca Grande Pass. And we think that's a conserva-
tive figure. God only knows how many more have been


All-Star slide
Third baseman Michael Cramer gets ready to put the tag on Joey Mattay during Saturday's Anna Maria
Island All-Star practice at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The Island's two All-Star teams for ages 11-12 and
9-10 start district tournament play Saturday, July 1, at Bray. Islander Photo: David Futch


saved throughout Florida."
And here's the kicker, according to Joiner.
"We saved an entire generation of tarpon. We're
pretty proud of that."

Island Little League All-Stars
play Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Little League 11-12-year-
old All-Star team travels Saturday, July 1, to G.T. Bray
Park in Bradenton for a 2 p.m. game against Sarasota's
13th Avenue All-Stars.
Manager Evan Bordes feels like the Island team
has a good shot at moving through the 10-team, double-
elimination tournament.
Last year's team finished third and this year's team
is building on their good finish. For years the Island


All-Stars were considered the patsies of the tourna-
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"I'm pretty sure I'm going to start Anthony Rosas
against 13th Avenue with Michael Cramer in relief if
Rosas runs into trouble," Bordes said. "If we win that
game then we probably will play Monday against
Manatee East, the favorite to win the tournament.
"I want to save our ace, Joey Mattay, for that game
because if he's on and getting his fastball across the
corners of the plate, even Manatee East will have a
tough time hitting him."
The Island team has a number of good hitters
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The excitement died away when the ambulance left.
A friend experienced what they call a "heat-related
emergency" last week. He'd been working in the yard
all day and, although he'd been drinking a lot of wa-
ter, started to feel dizzy. He went inside to take a
shower and cool down, but he started to cramp.
The ambulance crew did the blood pressure-heart-
beat checks and said everything was in the normal
range. The cramps began to diminish, so the hospital
wasn't needed and, after about a gallon of Gatorade, he
was back to normal.
But the lesson learned from someone who's spent
"'more than 20 years working in Florida's bright, hot sun
and still came down with heat stroke or heat exhaustion
is a lesson we all need to remember: You can't drink
too much water.
Jay Moyles is the head of Manatee County Marine
Rescue. He and his lifeguards probably deal with more
"heat related emergencies" than any other group, and
he offered some tips about how to survive the sun.
"What is it they say about only mad dogs and En-
glishmen going out in the noonday sun?" Moyles said
with a chuckle. "It's true the hours between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. are bad times to be outside in Florida."
Moyles said human beings need to drink eight big
glasses of water every day just to survive. We sweat
that much out, or we exhale it out just sitting around in
air conditioning. Outside, with 90-degree-plus tem-
peratures, figure to double or triple that water intake.
And water is the drink de jour, too. Most sodas
contain caffeine, which is a diuretic and can actually
make you more thirsty than if you didn't drink any-
thing. "You need water," Moyles said bluntly. "We
can't survive without water."
Don't think your body will tell you when you're get-
ting dehydrated, either. "When you start to feel thirsty, you
should be past the point of doing any activities, because
you're already dehydrated," Moyles said. His advice is to
start drinking water first thing in the morning and keep
drinking throughout the day especially if you're plan-
ning to spend the day outside or at the beach.
The signs of a heat-related emergency are dizzi-
ness, disorientation, light-headedness, or nausea.
"If you stop sweating, you're in trouble," Moyles
added. "That means your tank is empty. You probably
need medical care, because the problems can escalate.
Your body is going into shock, and people have died
from heat stroke."


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Don't try to cool down too fast, either. Moyles
tells the story of a typical "environmental emer-
gency" at the beach:
For some reason it's usually a teenage girl who's
spent a few hours on a towel sipping from a diet soda.
She gets up and feels dizzy and hot. She goes in the
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locker room for interviews he'd see a half-dozen of the
players hooked into intravenous bottles to get fluids
back into their system.
"Some of those guys just couldn't drink enough,"
my sportswriter friend said.
"Just get in the shade," Moyles advised. "Get out
of the sun periodically, drink some water, and you
should be just fine."
Moyles said environmental emergencies on the beach
seem to increase in the next two months, although cases
have dropped in the past few years. He said the current
vogue of drinking bottled water is probably the reason for
the diminished dehydration problems.
"For some reason, people seem to drink more out
of a bottle than from a glass," he said.
Another good trend that helps avoid dehydration is
sports drinks like Gatorade or the like, Moyles said.
"They'replace a lot of the minerals you sweat out when
you're outside," he said, "but there's nothing wrong
with just drinking a lot of water."
All this is making me pretty thirsty. Join me in a
glass of water?

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cally designed for water skiers who either don't have
any friends or are serious control freaks.
Called the "Boatless Water Skier," it's a little boat
(similar in size and looks to a Jet-ski) that is "operated
solely by the skier, using a push-button panel built into the
towline panel," according to a catalog description. "The
six-button panel controls all the boat's functions: start,
stop, horn, engine kill, throttle and left or right steering."
The silly thing has two automatic shut-offs if you
tumble off your skis, and even has a "downed-skier"
flag that raises after you fall. Wow.
Another "wow" is the $9,999.95 price, plus $550
to have it shipped to you.
I thought the "Boatless Water Skier" was the
weirdest thing I'd seen until I spotted the "Calorie-
Counting Hula Hoop" which "provides electronic mu-
sic, record-keeping and vocal encouragement in the
same catalog.
"After weight and waistline measurements are keyed
in, the hula hoop's built-in microprocessor calculates and
posts calories burned, number of revolutions and elapsed
time per usage on the easy-to-read LCD panel. The 'elec-
tronic coach' keeps track of the user's record-high revo-
lutions and usage times; vocalizations encourage or con-
gratulate as user nears his current high or sets a new one."
And all for a mere $69.95.
If you just have to have either example of con-
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Sandscript factoid
Writing is one of those things that everyone seems
to have to do every once in a while. Letters or e-mails
to friends, memos to staff or others, even notes on cards
- we all have to write things.
So if you have to write, there's a book you may like
by Jon Winokur titled "Advice to Writers." It is "a
compendium of quotes, anecdotes and writerly wisdom
from a dazzling array of literary lights" and is a pretty
good read for anybody who has to write anything.
As Red Smith puts it, "Writing is easy. All you do
is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
Here's some more good advice from the book:
William Safire: "When 'whom' is correct, recast
the sentence."
Raymond Carver: "I remember John Gardner tell-
ing me. 'Read all the Faulkner you can get your hands
on, and then read all of Hemingway to clean the
Faulkner out of your system.'"
William Zinsser: "There's not much to be said
about'the period except that most writers don't reach
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Tarpon, black tips thick around Island, grouper biting


By Capt. David Futch
Gag and black grouper fishing just got more confus-
ing.
As of June 19, the minimum size limits for those spe-
cies of grouper changed if you're fishing in federal waters.
That would be any gag or black caught outside 12
miles offshore, which is the line separating state and fed-
eral waters.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council set
new recreational size limits for gag and black grouper at
22 inches in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The
commercial size limit is now 24 inches.
Prior to that it was 20 inches in federal and state wa-
ters.
If you catch a black or gag inside the 12-mile line or
in state waters, it only has to be 20 inches.
That is expected to change in September when the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
holds a final public hearing to increase the size limit in
state waters to meet those of federal size limits.
In this case, 22 inches in state waters and 24 inches
for commercial fishermen. Roy Williams, assistant direc-
tor in the Florida Division of Marine Fisheries, said to
expect the state size limit to go into effect Jan. 1, 2001.
So if you catch a 20-inch gag or black grouper beyond
the 12-mile line over the next few months, I guess you
better put it back.
Both the feds and the state are expected to prohibit the
sale of gag, black and red grouper from Feb. 15 to March
15 each year and that's expected to begin in 2001.
There also are two areas in the eastern Gulf of Mexico
that total 219 square nautical miles that will be closed to
all fishing. These two areas are known breeding grounds
for grouper. One is south of Panama City and other is west
of Tampa Bay and is known as the Steamboat Lumps.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said he will
be open Friday at his new location, 2219 Gulf Drive N.,
at the corner of 23rd Street and Gulf Drive. The new lo-
cation is just one mile south of the current shopping cen-
ter location and just north of the S-curve in Bradenton
Beach. Lowman wants everyone to come see his new
digs.
"Tarpon fishing is fantastic and that means sight fish-
ing along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat.
Pass fishing is also good for tarpon," Lowman said. "If
you-wnato9 try shark fishing, now is certainly the time of
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pending sanction by the International Game Fish
Association in Dania Beach. Whitfield's tournament
teammates, left to right, are Smokey Whiteside, Kip
DeBellevue, Tom Breiter, Whitfield and Garth
Bryant. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sue O'Connor

light tackle. For bigger sharks, Marker 70 in Tampa Bay
is a good place to start.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
anglers are doing well on most species and there's a big
run on black tip sharks.
"Big hammerheads in the 10-foot range are hassling
boaters," Shaner said. "Russell King of Bradenton caught
two 26-inch redfish in the canals around Perico Island. He
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"We're seeing dolphin 20 miles offshore. Just chum
a little and they'll come up," Morrison said. "We're catch-
ing blacktip and hammerhead in the bay. Fishing has been
real good. Stop on just'about any break out there and
you'll catch fish."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he has been catch-
ing 23-inch trout in the bay on pinfish using a cork.
"There's the occasional tarpon and sharks are in the
bay. There are tarpon along the beach, too, but not in the
concentrations they have been," Capt. Zach said. "There
are mackerel, grouper and snapper on the reefs. Some of
the other guides tell me permit are in 50 feet of water. But *
I don't normally go out that far in my boat."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend at Annie's said
they're getting a lot of mackerel and a few kingfish. Bonita
are around as well.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South said the
grouper fishing 20 miles out has been fantastic.
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams at Captain's
Marina in Holmes Beach said he's been fishing offshore
and caught a large cobia last week. There are permit and
tarpon for the taking, as well.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he has been doing good on three- and four-foot
black tip sharks. There are some catch-and-release snook
in the 28-inch range. "Redfish are still slow we're find-
ing a few but no concentrations. We're seeing mackerel
to 23 inches in the bay. Trout-have been decent. There are
mangrove snapper around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,"
he said.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina recently installed two new engines and
-is looking forward to going further offshore.
Capt. Justin Moore or the Primadonna I said the
tarpon fishing is the best in years.
"If you can get on a pod of tarpon by yourself, you can
get one almost every cast," Moore said. "I've had triple-
headers every day. On June 21, we had three triple-head-
ers and I don't know how many double-headers. We
jumped 18 tarpon and brought six to the boat. So it's
tarpon, tarpon, tarpon. But we also had a nice rally on
redfish the other day so the big reds are coming in."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said sharks and tarpon are all over the place.
"The black tips and tarpon are biting as good as
I've ever seen it," Salgado said.


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Real Estate


Island real estate sales
214 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,134 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1960 on a 90x107 lot,
was sold 5/26/00, Tiemann to Wiseman & Tiernan, for
$275,000; list $275,000.
254 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 2,100 sfla 3bed/
2bath/4car home built in 1985 on an 85x101 lot, was
sold 5/23/00, Gigliotti to Rupprecht, for $301,000; list
$309,000.
2703 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 968 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcp home built in 1920 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
5/24/00, Curtin to Callanan, for $150,000; list
''$159,000.
301 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,072 sfla
2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1953 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 5/26/00, Johnson to Heath, for $156,500; list
$159,900.
540 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,684 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1971 on a 102x110
lot, was sold 5/22/00, Lie-Nielsen to Suzor, for
$393,000; list $439,950.
719 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a bayfront 4,307
sfla 4bed/4bath/2car/pool home built in 1987 on a
105x160 lot, was sold 5/26/00, Rittoff to Morris, for
$950,000.
720 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2bed/lbath/lcp
840 sfla home built in 1955 on a 60x85 lot with extra
60x85 lot, was sold 5/24/00, Badcock to McGough, for
$237,500.
727 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
3,640 sfla 4bed/4bath/2halfbath/pool home built in
1988 on an 80x120 lot, was sold 5/22/00, Parente to
Skrzypek, for $825,000; list $895,000.
761 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,084 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car Gulffront home built in 1948 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 5/22/00, Storey to Varnum, for $600,000.
779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,434 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1955 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 5/
23/00, Galati to Hayes, for $265,000; list $275,000.
100 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 694 sfla 2bed/
lbath home built in 1953 on a 57x100 lot. was sold 5/
16/00, Conte to Nill, for $120,000; list $159,000.


102 31st St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,850 sfla
3bed/2&l/2bath/3car home built in 1946 on a 50x130
lot, was sold 5/15/00, Simmons to Hartung, for
$599,000; list $599,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 169 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 5/15/00, Anna Maria Investors to Hussey, for
$160,000.
206 35th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,337 sfla 2bed/
2bath duplex built in 1968 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
5/17/00, Logan to Gulf Beach Mgt. Inc., for $140,100;
list $140,000.
206 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,320 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1975 on a 61x105 lot, was
sold 5/17/00, Stoll to Rice, for $176,000; list $182,500.
216 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 2000 on a 75x100 (+/-) lot,
was sold 5/15/00, Genlo Inc. to Boyle, for $269,900;
list $269,900.
2310 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,260 sfla
3bed/3bath/cp duplex built in 1964 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 5/15/00, Baltes to Romberger, for $185,000;
list $210,000.
270 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 958 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1967 on a 75x111 lot, was sold 5/
15/00, Cady to Rieder, for $175,000; list $179,000.
2814 Gulf Dr.; Holmes Beach, a 2,814 sfla 6bed/
3bath triplex built in 1958 on a 100x100 lot, was sold
5/18/00, Glanz to Byrne, for $162,500.
3708 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Island Paradise,
a 1,446 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1991, was sold
5/16/00, Island Paradise #3 & #6 Assoc. to Riley, for
$365,000.
511 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,804
sfla 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1968 on a 90x109
lot, was sold 5/17/00, Sterbins (Levy) to Kelly, for
$400,000.
517 70th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,180 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on an 85x104 lot,
was sold 5/17/00, Kelly to Bowen, for $247,000; list
$249,900.
5800 De Palmas, Holmes Beach, a 964 sfla 2bed/


Ibath/cp home built in 1968 on a 50x101 lot, was sold
5/18/00, Schultz to Hallenbeck, for $143,000.
6820 Gulf Dr., 6820 West Winds condominium,
Holmes Beach, a 1,281 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 5/15/00, Billings to Tosun, for $200,000.
802 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 70x100 lot, sold 5/
17/00, Albert to Wherry, for $180,000.
804 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 2,400 sfla 4bed/
3bath/3car home built in 1999 on a 70x100 lot, was
sold 5/17/00, Albert to Posner, for $445,000; list
$445,000.
106 74th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,344 sfla
home built in 1947 on a 60x270 lot, was sold 6/8/00,
Wheeler to Seventy-Fifth Street Development, for
$790,000.
108 Mangrove, Anna Maria, an 840 sfl a 2bed/
Ibath home built in 1950 on a 50x110 lot, was sold 6/
5/00, Cole to Coleman, for $225,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 105 La Costa, a
Gulffront 952 sfla 2bed/1&1/2bath condo, was sold 6/
9/00, Bagwell to Kaisner, for $250,000.
201 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,456 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2car duplex built in 1951 on an 80x98 lot, was
sold 6/5/00, Quinn to Cappello, for $221,750; list
$232,900.
216 Elm, Anna Maria, a 70x 10 lot, was sold 6/5/
00, Nelson to Oberhofer, for $165,000.
2311 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 577 sfla home
built in 1952 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 6/7/00, Stone
to Winsor, for $124,500.
303 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 57x108 lot, was
sold 6/6/00, Shank to Hyde, for $160,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 113 Sandy Pointe
2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in 1994, was
sold 6/8/00, Wood to Rio, for $115,000; list $124,500.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 203 Sandy Pointe
1, a 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in 1986, was
sold 6/5/00, Keating to Manos, for $113,200; list
$118,200.
SCompiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
2000.


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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. New hours
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GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 1, 8am-noon.
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YARD/PLANT SALE: Saturday, July 1, 8am-
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APARTMENT SALE, Thursday and Friday, June
29-30, 9am-5pm. Everything must go! Entire
1BR apartment contents will be sold. 209 67th
St., Holmes Beach.


FOUND NEAR ENTRANCE to Manatee Public
Beach. Leather book binder with book inside.
Front of binder has emblem which says "Eternal
Friendship." Please call, 778-4665.


"CRITTER SITTER," five years in pet care, 21
years as Island residents. Tender loving care for
your pets, with in-home visits. 778-6000.

ADORABLE, SEVEN-WEEK-old kittens avail-
able for free. Litter-box trained. Call 778-0022.

FREE: BEAUTIFUL stray mother cat and ador-
able kittens. All need loving homes. I can not
keep them. Includes coupon for free spay or
neuter. Please help us. Call Jenny, 778-0404.

FREE KITTENS, three months old. Call anytime.
778-7320.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and every-
thing else in The Islander, 778-7978.




ANNA MARIA


S&itiCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.







Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3R/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
car garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinkler
system. Great schools! $169,900.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, ca-
thedral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom
carpeting, boat dock. $629,000.
KEY ROYALE "500"
2BR/2BA waterfront home with beautiful views.
Ceramic tile, central vac system, caged heated
pool, boat lift, direct access to Tampa Bay, over-
sized double garage, excellent area. $425,000.








Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.

ANNUAL RENTAL
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA condos. Pool, water view,
washer/dryer, some utilities included. $900 month.
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

ANNA MARIA

MIs SiiiSCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.

Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


DIRECT GULFFRONT
Corner-unit condo featuring spacious
rooms, screened lanai, turnkey furnished,
covered garage, pool. Call Karen Day.

Mike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
Reayin. 3101 Gulf Drive
Realty inc. 1 Holmes Beach, FL 34217
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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


CUSTOM HOME ON 2.295 ACRES Country-
style, two-story home set amid 150 trees on small
pond. 3+BR/2.5+BA, oversized two-car garage
plus 20 by 30 ft. garage/workshop. Fireplace,
Pella windows, screened lanai, oak cabinets,
wood, ceramic and carpet flooring, security sys-
tem and central vac. Quiet dead-end street.
Priced at $295,000. Call Carol Williams for details
744-0700 after hours.

BRADENTON PROPERTIES
FLAMINGO CAY 3BR/2BA canalfront home with
caged pool and private dock. Excellent location on
canal. Call Michael Cerene 792-6546, eves.



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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770

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1984 TOYOTA CELICA, 74,000 original miles,
runs perfectly, some rust holes in body. Any rea-
sonable offer accepted. 778-6387.


BOAT SLIP RENTAL, possible live aboard. 383-
4468.

DIVING SERVICE: Underwater boat mainte-
nance, hull and props cleaned. Monthly contract
available. Certified diver. Call 778-8370.


PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or
experienced reporter 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 FL 34217, fax 778-9392 or e-mail
news@ islander.org.

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


Hi! I'm Marianne
A Norman-Ellis.
,' "For any real estate needs,
I am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696


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GREAT GULFVIEW! One of the
best buys on the Island! 2BR/2BA
condo in well-maintained Gulffront
complex with heated pool, tennis,
garage, security entrance and extra
storage. $239,000. IB43941.
GETAWAY. Weekend retreat? Va-
cation home? Permanent residence?
This 2BR/IBA, canalfront Seaside
Garden villa fits the bill. Commu-
nity boat ramp and tennis courts
only steps away. Close to shopping,
the library and the beaches.
$149,000. IB45724.


MINUTES TO THE BEACH
3BR/2BA Village Green home with caged pool and lanai.
$149,900. Denise Langlois, 751-1155. IB44358.
3BR/2BA split plan, close to boat ramp, fenced back yard.
$147,000. Carol Heinze 751-1155. IB54122.
2BR/2BA Village Green villa, glass enclosed lanai.
$102,900. Don Pampuch 751-1155. IB43196.
4/5BR/3.5BA home with large pool, exercise room,
fenced backyard. Ken Richards 751-1155. IB45505.
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealry.comn


WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for
real estate office in high-traffic location. Commis-
sions negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, en-
ergetic, non smoking. Part time, full time. Will
train. 778-6335.

PERMANENT PART-TIME utility person to
change light bulbs, stack chairs, water plants.
10-12 hours a week. Church of the Annunciation.
778-1638.

TYPIST FOR INVOICING position Accuracy
and speed a must. No computers. 37.5 hour
week, Monday thru Friday. Call 778-5211.

CELLO LESSONS WANTED: Looking for sum-
mer cello lessons for 12-year-old beginner.
Please call 778-8572.

YAZIGI LANGUAGE STUDY center: Host fami-
lies needed July and August for exchange stu-
dents. Also, host family coordinators needed.
Call 941-753-9957.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

MOVING TO TOWN?
You're just fifteen minutes ,
from the beach in this
spacious, well-maintained
2BR/2BA garden-level
condo. Custom cabinetry t'-.
abounds within its 1,400+ .'; ,
sq.ft., including a floor to
ceiling wall-unit with match-
ing bedroom suite in the master bedroom. The large vinyl-en-
closed lanai has a storage/workshop area. This lovely end-unit
is nestled in a serenely private, lushly landscaped setting close
to the pool. Deeded carport. Tennis courts too! $94,000.

MRI^- W/A GULFSTREAM
KMW *REALTY
941-778-2200


ISLAND DUPLEX


2BR/2BA each side, ....- '.
water view, two *1 ; 'a
private sun decks.
Owner financing. q .! t
$239,000.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE



Townhouse condo,
i 3BR/2.5BA. 1,500
sq.ft., plus two-car
garge. $218,000.



Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
SALES/RENTALS

5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
mail: gullbay@gate.net www.gulfbayrealty.com


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA


MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy,
general knowledge of grounds care and odd jobs
around rental properties. Must be honest, in
good health and like working outdoors. Call T.H.
Cole, 941-779-1213 for an interview.

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY and the planet! Vol-
unteers needed to man the recycling center in
Bradenton Beach for 2.5 to 5 hours per week. All
seven days available. No experience necessary.
Call 778-1005 or 778-2991.

FULL-TIME POSITION with Holmes Beach in-
surance agency. Top telephone skills required
and data processing. Contact Rosemary at
Oswald Trippe and Company Inc., 941-433-7114
or fax resume to 941-433-4148.

SHORT-ORDER COOK needed in the cool
kitchen of Mama Lo By the Sea. Apply in person.
101 S. Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria's Bayview Plaza
across from the City Pier.

SERVERS, LINE COOKS wanted. Full time,
possible part time. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.

FIND GREAT DEALS on everything in The
Islander, 778-7978.





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REDUCED CANALFRONT HOME 501 65th
Street, Holmes Beach. Turn key furnished
3BR/2.5BA, boat lift, 2,208 sfla, Florida room, 1.5
car (289 sq. ft.) garage. All in excellent or new
condition for only$265,00. Reduced to $250,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlinK.net
http://home.eartllink.net/-dougdowling/








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KEY WEST-STYLE ELEVATED HOUSE
3BR/3BA beautiful living and kitchen area,
elevator serving three levels, vaulted ceil-
ings, metal roof, view of Gulf and bay.
Reach Richard 778-6066


S tndeastle or w et astle
Our property manager Carol Saulnier
will treat you like royalty!
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A PROPERTY MANAGER?
Trust and confidence Attention to detail
SProfessional and personal service Long term commitment
Our property manager Carol Saulnier has all of these qualities and more. She
has been with Green Real Estate for more than 12 years. Her continuing goal
is to earn your trust, your confidence and your business. Call Carol today and
find exactly what you have been looking for in a property manager.
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com

778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive (Next to the Anna Maria Post Office)


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DOUBLE UP BABY-SITTERS. Two gals, refer-
ences, experience, other odd jobs. Megahan and
Jessica, 778-7502, 779-0804. Call us if you need
us.

BABY-SITTING: If you are going out tonight, call
me over and I will watch your kids. $4 an hour, I
cook and clean. Call 778-2075, ask for Joey.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulch-
ing, trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.

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


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
VACATION RENTAL
,all Gayle Schulz and Liz I ,, --
Codola ... experienced I
gents who will assist you
vith all of your Year 2000 .
ntal and property needs. .


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3BR/2BA
renovated house.
Steps to the
beach!


-...-..(I111 REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. "L&J
Supreme Klean." Free estimates, all work guar-
anteed. 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 clean and organized, or
your plants taken care of while you are gone, call
Ava, 778-0403.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
No job too small. Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roof-
ing, masonry, repairs. Call Jack at 721-1958.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping,
removals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree
Service. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.


KEY ROYALE NORTH POINT HARBOR
Incredible Panoramic View
of Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge
128 ft. of seawalled bayfront beauty. Three
bedrooms (two master suites), 3.5BA,
gourmet kitchen, dock and
boatlift. Approximately
4,900 sq.ft under roof, 3,700
Ssq.ft. air-conditioned living
oplCal area. $1,085,000,
rOB leS 5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-779-2580


CLEAN WINDOWS: Wouldn't that be nice! I'll
make your glass gleam. "Chris's Window Clean-
ing." Local, licensed, insured. 941-725-0399.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
We don't cut corners, we clean corners. Depend-
able, affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.

MAID FOR YOU! Residential cleaning. Too tired
to clean? Too busy? Too hot? Let me help!
Weekly and bi-weekly schedules now available.
Reliable and dependable, references available.
Enjoy the summer and let me do your dirty work.
Call today for a free estimate. 792-7613.


JULIE McCLURE
Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

SConsultations
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


Tm Islander


419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


P Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL!
This bright and spacious 3BR/3BA home offers a comfy
split level living area with plenty of room for the whole
family! There is an expansive studio/family room with
oak parquet floor, a lovely living/dining area with cus-
tom wall and window treatments, formal entry foyer
filled with space and light and so much more! The over-
size master suite offers a large walk-in closet and the
expansive, high and dry lot offers several citrus trees
and plenty of room for a pool. Priced to sell at only
$224,000! What a great buy!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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2501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach
941 778-6849
800 778-9599
www.oldfloridarealty.com
anncaron@ix.netcom.com

NOW BOOKING
SUMMER
RENTALS.
Call Ann Caron
for availability -
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
IfA oWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1Established in 1983
@@IVuo@h-0@)Oo STATE LICENSED & INSURED
ns@'BnuoI onLX CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
@O DN@TUDO@ JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
S@@UB[ ug@o@' Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@1'iaW DO@B (941) 778-2993


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




Free Estimates Fully Insured Lic.#MCOO105
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
7--92-5685 Fax 795-4329.- -

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
7!11 Replacement Doors and Windows
il. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


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


ISLAND LUMBER
AN HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

toKarly Carlson
Photography and Custom Framing
Weddings Beach Portraits
By appointment only 941-778-4365


CARPET CLEANING
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Dries Fast! hours ... not days!
CALL 778-2882

* * * * CLIP AND SAVE 5- ** *

S" WATIIERIN( RESTRICTIONS
S Rules in effect for Manatee County:

S>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
Sone day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
M): Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
SZ): Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
any time.)
S> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
-5
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476. 5
*5 *S*e* * * 05* 5 55* s* e.. ** .. s** **


PHYSICAL THERAPY, rehabilitation, fitness
training, relaxation, stress management, mas-
sage. In your home! 778-3523.

HOUSE CLEANING bi-weekly opening. Many is-
land references. Nine years experience. Excel-
lent references. 792-3772.

FEMALE COMPANION AVAILABLE. Live in or
out. Experience, references. 798-3139.



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service mainte-
nance, landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree
trimming, ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens.
Excellent references. 778-5294.

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

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



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard.
Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE,
complete installations and maintenance, special-
izing in aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service
for rock, shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, so-
ber, prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ce-
ramic & vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall cover-
ings, repairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. 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.

SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting,
carpentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof re-
pairs, all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.


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.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: In-
terior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at rea-
sonable rates call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/
wife team.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six
inch available. -Insured, free estimates. Dean
Guth, owner and operator, 729-0619. DECK
CLEANING, deck finishing, concrete cleaning,
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
furnished, 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.


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Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured


CLEANING
by Claudette
Homes & Condos
One-time, Wpkily u oi-weekly
[ ully insured
S\ Local references
SProfessional &
courteous
Pager
331-4543


W494eeai.
FULL OR PART-TIME
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Cashiers, one-hour photo,
liquor, cosmetics.
Advancement opportunities.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Major medical
SDental
Purchase discounts
Profit sharing
Retirement plan
SPaid vacations
Holiday pay
Apply in person at
Walgreens, Holmes Beach
Must be 18


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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 ev-
erything, 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 ameni-
ties. Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167.

CHARMING ANNA MARIA Gulf beach apart-
ments. Lovely, furnished interior, sundecks, pa-
tio. 2BR and 3BR, weekly, monthly, vacation, no
pets. Owner, 778-3143.

BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1BA completely fur-
nished. One house from beach. No pets. Avail-
able Aug.-Dec. Minimum two weeks. 813-689-
0925 or 941-778-4742.

AWESOME SUNSETS! 3BR/1.5+BA house
across from Cortez Beach. Spa, garage, fenced
yard. Weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual pos-
sible. 778-5325.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: Single-family ground-level
---hnme on Spring Avenue. 1BR/1 BA, $800 month.
Cal Be [ t Real Estate, 778-2291.

MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new-2B-R72BA-
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 ga-
rage, $950 month; 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer,
$700 month. None accept pets. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.

WANTED: Annual 2BR/2BA in Holmes or
Bradenton Beach. Wanted for Aug. 1. $700
month, by professional, non-smoker, no pets,
two-young girls every other weekend. Please
call Scott at 747-2355 ext. 287.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront
2BR/2BA, great rates. August thru October 2000
and Jan. 2001. Deal direct with owner. Frank,
716-454-7434.

ADORABLE COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA, furnished,
renovated, central air conditioning, wood floors,
washer/dryer, one block to beach and shops.
$1,000 month, $400 week. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.

SEASONAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA, elevated house
with two-car garage, canalfront. Anna Maria City.
Available Dec. thru April. 813-949-0869.

SPACE FOR RENT: Work space, boat parking,
lots of usage. Water, electric. Cortez. 761-7471.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria near Island
Community Center. Annual. First, last and secu-
rity. No pets. 792-8817.

WANTED TO RENT: Mature working woman
wishes to rent room and bath in quiet residence.
778-8512.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with garage,
near Gulf in Holmes Beach. $900 month, first,
last and security. 778-9266.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unit with new paint and new
carpet. Ground-level apartment with screened
porch, covered parking and washer/dryer
hookup. Call Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

SAN REMO APARTMENT, annual or short term,
furnished 2BR/1 BA. Central air, washer/dryer fa-
cilities on premises. $600 month plus utilities. No
pets. Call Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.

FABULOUS SELECTION of short-term and sea-
sonal furnished rentals still available for 2000.
Call Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual
condo. Covered parking, pool. Available Aug. 1.
$1,000 month plus electric, no pets. Call Smith
Realtors, 941-778-0770.

CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment. Unfurnished,
quiet, second-floor location. $675 month plus
electric. First, last and security. No pets. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Gulffront fur-
nished apartment, $900 month; 3BR/2BA unfur-
nished island home, $1,200 month. T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

GULFVIEW 2BR/1BA. Washer/dryer, patio, fur-
nished, annual. 106 31st Street, downstairs.
$750 month. 863-293-6131.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex, close to the beach.
Pets welcome. Please call 778-5150.


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ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, Holmes Beach. Garage,
carport. No pets. $700 month. 721-3649.

VACATION RENTAL, Gulffront, private beach.
Spacious 2BR/2BA with great view. Turnkey.
778-1086.

BRADENTON BEACH, waterfront 1BR apart-
ment. Newly renovated balcony with ocean view.
Daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal. 941-778-4555.



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


FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under con-
struction 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.

BEST BUY ON ISLAND. Sandpiper steps to
beach and bay, newly renovated with deck, ce-
ramic tile, new appliances, turnkey furnished.
1BR/1BA, large add on. Priced to sell at
$11,900. Call 941-779-1766 or 352-669-0533.


W ahen you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. .
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So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a Free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

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GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY Well
located and maintained duplex, 2BR/1 BA
each side. Ten minutes to Gulf beaches,
close to shopping and schools. Tenants
in place. Call lister for details. Ed Oliveira
778-4800. Eves. 778-1751. $124,900.
MLS 45757


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9' 'th bay v/?:w. Turnkey fur-
I maintained with ho-,.- .
r u' condition. $112,000 CC i "7
Olivera / 78-4800, eves 778-1751.


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

ANNA MARIA Gulf beach duplex, turn-key fur-
nished, 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
history. Offered at $725,000. Contact Ann Martin
at 941-388-4447, after hours 941-953-7717.
ML#19175 Michaels Saunders & Company.

MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new home on the
beach. 2BR/2BA plus 1BR/1BA guest home. 2/
3 acre. Only $729,900. 800-246-4882.


EXCLUSIVE POINT LOT on Intracoastal Water-
way near Cape Haze. Deep water, 780-ft. of
shoreline. Zoned to build five units or use as pri-
vate gated estate. $439,900. 800-246-4882.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo, Gulfview,
yards to beach and Publix. Balconies, storeroom,
spacious sitting room. 3401 Gulf Drive.
$155,000. 708-3345.


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/1 BA 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.


TO B':L .: doesn't get any better
than this b4 by iC ... lot. Steps to the beach.
Only $149,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


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


LARGE DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA
and 1BR/1BA, possible 2BR/1BA, family room
and fireplace. Asking $224,900 or best offer.
778-7098.

BY OWNER: Island home, 2BR/2BA plus den or
third bedroom. Quiet neighborhood, short walk to
beach. $164,500. By appointment, 778-4076.

GREAT VIEW! Three-year-old custom home.
4BR/3BA on T-end of canal. Tour of homes
1998. 316 Tarpon. $579,900. 779-0900.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, re-
ligion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial sta-
tus includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children
under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available
on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
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Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! Ther- are
no more like this! For s.le by owner. 31st St. and
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MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR
home reflects the classic taste and subtle so-
phistication of the most discriminating buyer.
Protected anchorage with 12,000 lb. davits and
264 ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-5981. 44287.
WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR panoramic river view. Located in
the heart of downtown. Two units combined to cre-
ate a spacious home with two balconies overlooking
the water. Gorgeous carpeting and window treat-
ments. $279,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 45255.
CUSTOM-BUILT RESIDENCE overlooking
twelve-acre stocked lake. Meticulously main-
tained 3 or 4BR home with numerous upgrades
in gated community. Screened gazebo, heated
pool and dock. $495,000. Larry and Louise
Miller. 794-0131. 35539.


THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING. Breath-
taking view and a dock on the bay. Lush tropical
foliage envelopes five quaint restored cottages.
A short waterfront stroll to historic area and pier.
$1,500,000. Sandy Drapala, 252-1632 or Kathy
Marcinko, 252-1618. 44576.
MAINLAND
VILLA IN WILD OAK BAY. A congenial
lifestyle in prestigious area. 3BR/2B with
courtyard for entertaining, storm shutters,
security system, new A/C. $164,900. Carol
Greenwald, 758-6514. 43628.
HARBOR PINES. Great investment for rental
with tenant in place. Close to MCC and shop-
ping. $58,000. Larry and Louise Miller, 794-
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WATERFRONT HOMES:

2306 Canasta Dr.. NEW $895,000

609 Key Royale Dr........ $829,000

542 Key Royale Dr ........ $725,000

511 Loquat................. $659,000

618 No.Point Harbor..... $509,900

512 75th Street ................. $449,000

527 72nd Street ............ $549,500

309 Hardin Ave ............. $264,900


WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000


ISLAND HOMES:

107 6th St North.. NEW $449,500

4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000

6201 Holmes Blvd.. NEW $339,000

2406 Avenue A.............. $279,500.

420 Spring .................... $219,900

446 63rd Street............... $134,000


VACANT LOTS:

2409 Avenue A............ $199,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000

4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000

4004 6th Avenue M.......... $149,000


DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000

7301 Gulf Drive ............ $249,000

777 N. Shore Dr. .... NEW $1,150,000


MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000

11360 Perico Isles Circle .. $225,000

1267 Spoonbill Landings ......... $149,900

719 Estuary Drive......... $124,900


COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900

310 Pine Ave .............. $294,500

855 Cortez Rd .. REDUCED $49,900


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No. 0618


CRITIC'S VIEW
By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz


ACROSS
1Place to change
7Film festival site
13Powerful cliques
19Cottonwood trees
20Cousin of a
meadowlark
21 Feminine
22Some bomb
squad members
23Lunar craft
24Moved with a
davit
25Start of a quote
28Home to many
Swiss banks
29" Little
Tenderness"
30Nautical ropes
31Istanbul currency
33Leader of a flock
36Itch cause,
perhaps
40Tore
44Quote, part 2
48"L'chaim,"
literally
501943 conference
site
51They're taken in
punishment
52Historian Durant
53Elroy's pooch
54Member of a
sting operation?
58Gentlemanly
reply


60Accelerator bit
61 Visits from Carry
Nation
62Atlanta-to-Miami
dir.
63 & 65 Irish writer
and author of the
quote
67Legal ending
70Gap
72Venue for the
Blues Brothers,
for short
73Music shop
fixtures
76Checkers masters
80Patricia of
"Betrayal"
82They sit near the
violas
83Two-handed
lunches
840ne who's not
out of bounds?
86Nervous __
87Quote, part 3
920ne, in K6ln
93Jeanne d'Arc et
al.: Abbr.
94Cockeyed
95Saddlery needs
97Aligned
98Stiff bristle
100Allegro (very
fast)
105End of the quote
111Like some
elephants
113Environs
114Runoff spot
115In progress
116Like meringue
117Sites for fights


118Book of Changes
119Least hale
120Sire, e.g.

DOWN
1 West Indies
language
2Wahine's
welcome
3Cakes with kicks
4"Don't make
'!"
5_ motel (tryst
site)
6Part of
N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr.
7Pigments
8Sheikdom of song
9Stealth warrior
10Network terminal
11T.V.A. product
12Muralist Jose
Maria
13End users?
14Wacky
15Ramadan
observance
16Captivated by
17Partner of steak
18Lead role on TV's
"Providence"
21"... it's
know"
26Not esto or eso
27Put (ask a
hard question)
32Project
conclusion?
33LuPone role
340klahoma county
seat
35Scuttle


36Makes fuzzy
37Prosodic foot
38Play a key role?
39Caesar's
existence
40Doesn't fold
41 Pumice features
42Name in a
Beethoven opus
43Vietnam's Ngo
Dinh
45Gain entry
46Beat, as the heart
47Entreated
49Marco Isl.'s
locale
53British Petroleum
acquisition
55Something to
cash in: Abbr.
56Tilter's need
57Emulated Ananias
59Comet competitor
64Biddy
65Big name in book
publishing
66Venerable one
67Gastroenteritis
cause
68Knitter's buy
69Test track features
70Winter blankets?
71 Council city of
1409
72Ten
Commandments
word
74Beluga yield
75Skilled
76Michael Moore's
"Downsize !"
77Gun, slangily


78Colleague of
Dashiell
79Horde
81 Matriarchal figure
85Really big shoe?
86Vezina Trophy
org.
88Serving up
whoppers
89Floodgate


90Whooshed
91 Smack
96Most of Libya
97Grand name
98Place for
hospitality
99They're pointless
101 Break off
10211e de la Citd
locale


103The U.N.'s Kofi

104Clarification
preceder
105Attached to
106" known then

107Prefix with
valence


108Actor Martin of
"Hill Street
Blues"
109Carrier to Ben-
Gurion
11OKind of door
111 Violinist Kavafian
112Rare polit.
designation


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HIGHLAND PINES Lovely 2BR/1BA home con-
veniently located to Highway 41. Great starter
home/investment property. $69,900. Tony
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TARA PLANTATION GARDENS 2BR/2BA end,
ground-level unit in excellent condition. Cathedral ceil-
ings, tile, great lanai and super lake view. $108,900.
Nancy Fasel/Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#45201


PALMA SOLA BAY Queen Anne style home! 4 or
5/BR/5.5 BA, three living levels, elevator, pool,
three-car garage. NW Bradenton long lot sub.
$879,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#41757


Nancy Fasel
Indianapolis, IN


RIVERVIEW BOULEVARD Best value in Bradenton!
4BR/3BA house with over 3,000 sq.ft. Fix lawn/land-
scaping/pool and save big! $299,900. Nancy FaseV
Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#44728


LOTS/ACREAGE
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony
Tiberini.
$59,900 Corner lot in Ellenton, Patty Stump.
$77,900 Peridia lakefront lot with oaks,
Rose Schnoerr.
$169,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola,
bayfront lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
Schnoerr.



ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS

Bradenton Beach 2/2, waterview

Lakebridge 3/2/2 villa, lakeview, com-
munity pool

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


PLEASANT LIVING IN CORDOVA LAKES
2BR/2BA ranch-style home has family room, for-
mal dining, eat-in kitchen. Beautiful garden and
lawn. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44421


KEY WEST STYLE WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA home
in Terra Ceia. Cabana with BBQ pit, boathouse with
hoist, two-story caged, heated pool and spa. 1.5 acres.
$479,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#40912


CEDARS EAST furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome
with attached garage. New carpet, ceramic tile,
paint. Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pool.
$199,900. Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#41301


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