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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
By Paul Roat
What will probably evolve into a
15-month-long construction project be-
gins Monday on the Palma Sola Cause-
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion has contracted with Leware Con-
struction Company to rebuild the
bridges over Perico Bayou and Palma
Sola Bay, plus a culvert just west of
107th Court West. Also in the plans are
extending the sidewalk on the north side
of Palma Sola Causeway just east of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge, filling in the
sidewalk "gap" that has existed there for
DOT Projects Administrator Mary
Ellen Maurer said two lanes of traffic
will be maintained during the project,
although there may be periodic lane clo-
sures for material delivery, placement of
temporary asphalt, maintenance of traf-
fic switches and final asphalt placement.
During construction a portion of the
causeway beach will be closed to ve-
hicular traffic and pedestrians, she said,
adding that the area of beach at the west-
ern end of the causeway near the picnic
areas will remain open.
The project is divided into four
phases. The first phase consists of plac-
take 15 months
cost more than
ment on the
of the road-
on the exist-
T h c
s e c o n d
phase begins with reduction in lane
width on the bridges. Two 10-foot lanes
on the existing bridges will be main-
tained throughout the replacement pro-
The first half of the bridges will be
constructed on the north side of the ex-
isting bridges and the two bridges will
be constructed simultaneously. The road
base of the bridges will be raised ap-
proximately five feet.
During the second phase, roadway
work will begin on the north side of the
roadway. The roadway will be raised
approximately five feet at the bridges
SEE BRIDGES, NEXT PAGE
By David Futch
There's going to be a new kid in
town really an old kid with a new
Holmes Beach city commissioners
approved a site plan June 27 to allow
Benderson Development to build an
1 1,200-square-foot Eckerd Drugs at the
corner of East Bay Drive and Manatee
The spot is immediately north of
Publix where there are commercial of-
fices and a defunct bank.
Bill Saunders, the city's assistant
superintendent of public works, said
Benderson has 60 days from the time of
site plan .ii'' l to begin construction.
Dave Gustafson of the engineering
firm Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer told com-
missioners the new building will look
like the one that's currently under con-
struction next to the Shell gas station at
59th Street and Manatee Avenue in
Commissioners were concerned
about how people would get in and out
of the new store's parking lot.
Denise Greer with Zoller, Najjar &
Shroyer said the store would use the
existing entrance off East Bay Drive and
the two entrances off Sixth Avenue.
"We'll have a drive through for the
pharmacy," Greer said. "We will not be
connected to Publix (parking lot)."
Saunders said that at the request of
Suzi Fox. head of Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, the store has agreed to
lower and deflect its safety lighting so
it won't interfere with nesting logger-
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
was concerned about whether the store
would be open 24 hours a day.
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz
thought it would be an asset if it were.
"I think it's nice to know there
would be a 24-hour store around,"
Lutz said. "Eckerd has been here a
long time and they've been a good
Volume 8, no. 34,
July 5, 2000 FREE
Water at last
It was daylight by the time
the stranded loggerhead
turtle, finally sensing water,
slipped into the bay after
what turtle volunteers
figured was a long, long
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permit holder Suci Fox gave a stranded loggerhead a boost past the
parking bollards at Bayfront Park before first light last Fridacy
morning. For more, see inside. Islander Photos: Bonner Futch
Greer said Benderson Development
plans to finish Island Center immedi-
ately south of Publix before it tackles the
new Eckerd store.
The new Eckerd will not be con-
nected to the Publix parking lot. There
will be increased paving at the new
store but stormwater runoff will be
taken care of with a small retention
pond, Greer said.
Island ULiary still busy
despite summer slowdown
Summer hasn't slowed the Is-
land Branch Library. It's an-
nounced a fairly active schedule
Three artists' works will be
displayed during the month in the
library's facilities: Judy Pruitt's
Origami, oil paintings by Olga
Nesterenko and contemporary art
by Fred Truluck.
The program of activities:
Tuesday except for July 4,
veterans service officer will inter-
view clients by appointment only
(749-3030) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Other Tuesday programs -
Jul\ I 1. children's program leatur-
ing Southeastern Guide Dogs, 2
p.m.: July 18, Stories Alive
Reader's Theatre, 2 pi.m. July 25.
"'Soundsalions" from Great Explo-
rations Museum, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5, 12, 19
and 26, Family Storytime, 7 p.im.
Saturday, July 15, Holmes
Beach Civic Association meeting,
The library at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, opens at 10 a.m. every
day but Sunlday and closes at 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Further information may be
obtained at 778-6341.
or mes each Oks plan
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PAGE 2 M JULY 5, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER
Island worth tops $1 billion this year
By Paul Roat
Ever wonder how much all of Anna Maria Island
might be worth, say, if you struck it rich in the Power
Bridges under construction
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
and transitioned to meet the existing roadway. Barrier
wall and sheet piling will be placed to prevent motor-
ists from entering the work area.
Phase three consists of the construction of the
south side of the bridges and roadway. Traffic will be
switched to the new bridges and the new roadway. Re-
duced lane widths will still be encountered during this
phase, especially on the bridges.
During phase four the final bridge barrier walls will
be constructed. The final asphalt layers will be placed
on the roadway and the sidewalk will be constructed.
Maurer said Leware Construction just completed
building a bridge on U.S. 19 over U.S. 41 in Mana-
tee County. The company was also the contractor
that completed the emergency contract on Interstate-
75 over Salt Creek in Sarasota County in record
She said that although the Palma Sola Causeway
project is not classed as an "emergency contract,"
Leware does have an incentive/disincentive clause in
its contract the contractor will receive a bonus for
completing the project early.
Total cost of the project is $4,110,000. Completion
date is set for Fall 2001.
Tampa Bay Engineering Inc. will represent the
DOT in overseeing the contractor's work, Maurer said,
and Tom Thursby is the project engineer. Tampa Bay
has set up a local office at 6404 Manatee Avenue W.,
Suite N, Bradenton, phone 761-4664, for anyone with
The DOT and Tampa Bay Engineering will be
making presentations regarding the project to Island
Transportation Planning Organization members July
17 at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Ball lottery? Maybe you could just buy the whole kit-
Well, think in the billions. Anna Maria Island is
worth $1,234,796,227, up $99,850,459 from last year.
The Island's "worth" includes total assessed prop-
erties, plus personal property within businesses, as es-
timated by the Manatee County property appraiser. The
figure does not include personal property in individual
homes or other individual items like cars, jewelry,
clothes and the like.
The actual taxable value of the Island is lower than
that figure, since governmental buildings, churches, the
Anna Maria Elementary School and not-for-profit
buildings and contents are exempt from taxes.
The net taxable value of the Island is
$1,064,974,502. That is the total against which Mana-
tee County, the school board, the individual Island cit-
ies, the Manasota Basin Board, West Coast Inland
Navigation District and other entities will levy taxes.
Holmes Beach is the "wealthiest" of the three Is-
land cities, with just value plus personal property com-
ing in at $676,261,346. Governmental exemptions for
the city are $7,696,752. Institutional exemptions total
$7,631,712, and total taxable value is $584,937,210.
lan Perryman wanted Holmes Beach to let him
pave 41st Street in front of lots he owns there.
He wanted people to be able to get to Gulf
Drive. That would allow access to his four lots
where he wants to build 16 units in the area be-
tween the Manatee County Public Beach and
Westbay Cove condominiums.
City commissioners said they wouldn't allow
any more access to busy Gulf Drive, especially
since a new traffic light was planned for Gulf and
Anna Maria has just value plus personal property
totaling $337,428,141; governmental exemptions of
$9,284,365; institutional exemptions of $2,256,796;
and total taxable value is $289,537,350.
Bradenton Beach has just value plus personal
property of $221,106,740; governmental exemptions of
$16,838,507; institutional exemptions of $666,141; and
total taxable value is $190,499,942. The high "govern-
mental exemption" category in Bradenton Beach is due
to the land value of Coquina Beach.
Bradenton Beach also has the distinction of being
the only city on the Island that has not adopted a law
that allows an additional $25,000 tax exemption for
people over the age of 65 who have an annual income
of less than $20,000. That exemption removed $75,000
from the tax rolls in Anna Maria and $200,000 from the
tax rolls in Holmes Beach.
However, Bradenton Beach had the largest in-
crease 13 percent in property value from last year
to this year, followed by Holmes Beach at 9 percent
and Anna Maria with 7 percent. Total dollar increases
from the two years was $24.8 million for Bradenton
Beach, $55.2 million for Holmes Beach and $21.8
million for Anna Maria.
As an alternative, Perryman could develop
Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street to a dead-end point
short of Manatee Avenue and 41st Street from Fifth
Avenue to a dead end point short of Fourth Avenue.
According to assistant superintendent of pub-
lic works Bill Saunders, developing these streets in
that manner would help all properties involved,
including those owned by others.
"Clearly the city does not want 41st Street to
cut into Gulf Drive. We don't want to expand that
way," Saunders said.
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the entrance to Holmes Beach at King Fish Boat Ramp. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
Holmes Beach gateway gets sign
By David Futch
Holmes Beach has added an accessory to its new
look for the city's gateway at King Fish Boat Ramp on
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island agreed to
pick up most of the cost of a new sign for the gateway
to Holmes Beach.
Rotary president Ernie Kerr presented city com-
missioners June 27 with a three-dimensional mock-up
of what the sign will look like.
The $7,000 sign will be 15 feet wide and 10 feet
tall and features a sculpture of a manatee on one side
and two dolphins on the other.
The sign will read: "Welcome to Holmes Beach on
There will be a spot at the bottom for smaller signs
for-civic and non-profit organizations, Kerr said. He
added the sign should be finished within 60 days.
City commissioners voted June 27 to chip in
$1,000 toward the cost and will install lighting and pay
the electric bill. Rotary is picking up the balance of the
cost of the sign.
Kerr said the sign is made of Styrofoam and
Fiberglas and will be painted soft colors.
"It's going to have conservative colors," Kerr said.
"If we get it too garish, it detracts from the sign. I think
the color scheme on the scale model is good."
Those colors are a cream or sandy color for the
main sign and teal for the manatee and dolphins. Those
are subject to change.
"There will be no commercial ads allowed. Only
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 5, 2000 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
July 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
July 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: spe-
cial exception for off-street parking for LaCosta Con-
dominium at 1900 Gulf Drive, street vacation request
at 109 13th St. S., second reading and public hearing
on city pier franchise contract, citizen advisory com-
mittee member selection for Island Transportation
Planning Organization, Christmas Prelude special
event request, Florida League of Cities Annual Confer-
ence attendance request by Mayor Gail Cole and Com-
missioner Bill Arnold, Scenic Highway membership
approval, consent agenda, commission reports and
July 10, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
July 11, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting re:
pigeon feeding, 2300 block Avenue C.
July 12, 1 p.m., budget meeting.
July 13, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 7, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
July 12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Center
meeting, West Manatee Fire District Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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on the bottom when the Island has special events,"
Kerr said. "We didn't make a pitch to the other Is-
land cities because they already have signs and
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Holmes Beach to strike deal with Holmes on access
By David Futch
Holmes Beach could lose funding for beach
renourishment if the city loses public access to its
beaches from 75th to 82nd streets.
As it stands, there never have been public accesses
on this stretch of beach.
For that reason, the city has decided it's impera-
tive to strike a deal with the Holmes family to obtain
a piece of property that gives them at least one ac-
cess point in that area.
However, the commission decided to wait until all
five commissioners were present before making that
The area encompasses beach accesses from 75th
Street north to the Anna Maria city limits.
City Attorney Jim Dye told commissioners at their
June 27 work session that he had a title company re-
search beach accesses from 75th to 82nd streets.
"In a nutshell," Dye said, "we found there were no
public beach accesses along that stretch."
When parcels A-G along that stretch were sold by the
Holmes family decades ago, the land was conveyed to the
new owners with a provision that said "the conveyance
was subject to a 10-foot-wide, non-exclusive walkway
easement parallel to the boundary line," Dye said.
When that description is plotted out, it describes a
20-foot strip centered on 81st, 79th and 78th streets,
while 77th doesn't have one, Dye said.
"I concluded these are not public easements be-
cause it says 'subject to' and in real estate terms that
doesn't create an easement. It simply says the property
is 'subject to' an easement," Dye said.
"It doesn't say who the easements are in favor
of. It doesn't say whether it's for the parties, whether
it's reserved for the Holmeses, whether it's for the
public, whether it's for the people who bought the
land from the Holmeses.
"The language is seriously flawed in figuring out
whether the easements are valid," Dye said.
Dye suggested the city talk to the current property
owners to see if they wouldn't be willing to formalize
these strips of property to get the paperwork in order.
"There are a lot of real property issues going on
here that are very hard to predict," Dye said. "They're
dependent upon a lot of facts that we don't have right
now. We don't even know if the owners object to this.
They may be very willing to say 'Yes. Let's just go
ahead and write this up and be done with it.'"
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz replied,
"You've got to think the chances of that are slim."
Mayor Carol Whitmore chimed in with information
about a man who lives on 81st who has apparently said he
is willing to deed the city a public access to the water:
Commissioners decided to wait until the entire
commission was present before contacting the Holmes
family about a trade for their access.
Shumard ignores demand for reimbursement
Chuck Shumard, formerly the mayor of Anna
Maria until March 2000, has been issued a demand
for reimbursement of $2,277.74 in legal fees paid
by the city on his behalf.
One of Shumard's final orders in office was
for the city clerk to pay his personal attorney's
legal bills resulting from a public records lawsuit
against him and the city.
A few days later on Feb. 7 the city commission
determined the mayor was obligated to reimburse
the city for the legal fees paid to date by the city.
He did not do so
On June 20, City Attorney Jim Dye sent a
letter demanding Shumard pay $2,277.74 within
10 days. He states that if payment is not re-
ceived within that time, "the city is willing to
take the necessary steps to enforce this obliga-
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Shumard to the city or to Dye.
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Charnock on the way out of Anna Maria maybe
By Bonner Futch
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh thinks he
may be looking for a new building official soon.
He's quick to caution that although he anticipates
Phil Charnock, the present building official, will resign
soon, "It's a big maybe."
Charnock approached the mayor last month about
how he could arrange to take three weeks vacation,
time which he will have coming by mid-July, before he
ends his tenure with the city. He also asked
Deffenbaugh what type of separation agreement the
city may require from him.
The mayor took Charnock's questions to the city's
legal counsel, Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff & St.
Paul. An associate with the firm, Richard Groff, replied
the city must require Charnock's resignation effective
Aug. 7 and allow him to take his 15 days of vacation
commencing on July 18.
Groff supplied Deffenbaugh with a three-page
"Separation Agreement and Release," which was of-
fered to Charnock for his consideration.
The agreement calls for Charnock to release the
city and all affiliated with the city from "any and all
charges, complaints, claims, liabilities, obligations,
agreements, controversies, damages, actions, causes of
action, suits, rights, demands, costs, losses, debts and
expenses of any nature whatsoever."
It further states that Charnock "agree not to file any
claims with any federal, state or local court concerning
either employment or termination from such employ-
This news came, ironically, on the tail of a scath-
Mayor, you're flocked!
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh was surprised to find the city hall lawn loaded with flamingos on
Thursday, June 29, to announce his birthday. City employees helped the mayor, family and friends celebrate
with a cake and "fun" gifts at lunch. Oops, forgot that Grecian hair gel! Deffenbaugh turned 62 on June 30.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
ing letter to the mayor and city commissioners Bob
Barlow, Jay Hill and Tom Skoloda from resident Tim
Eiseler first commends them on "the fine jobs you
have been doing in the short time since the election."
He then states that one major campaign issue, "in
my opinion, the number one issue of the last election,
remains to be be addressed decisively. That is Phil
Charnock's job performance."
Eiseler claims Charnock is the reason more than
200 people attended the Islander-sponsored candi-
dates' forum before the February election. He said most
residents in attendance wanted to understand the can-
didates' position on Charnock and vote accordingly.
"I know I did," he said in the letter.
Eiseler also says, "The major reason you were
elected was to support the citizens' concerns about the
heavy-handed and grossly corrupt manner in which the
public works department was run and to change it."
Eiseler asks the mayor and three commissioners
who took office in March to remember the events and
high emotions that led up to the election.
Deffenbaugh says the city is running more
smoothly now and that there have been no problems
since the election and a reassignment of Charnock's
duties, which limited him to the building department.
Long-time city employee Anne Beck was ap-
pointed to head the public works department and the
mayor says that department is running efficiently as
The mayor says Charnock has been cooperative in
finalizing the public works' projects he was oversee-
ing while focusing on the building department's needs.
"But," Deffenbaugh says, "I can understand why
he would want to move on."
Deffenbaugh mentioned that Charnock may have
a similar position in a city similar in size to Anna
Maria, but he refused to elaborate.
"I'll probably know more on Wednesday, July 5,
when he returns to work," the mayor said.
Charnock called in sick on Monday, July 3, and
was unavailable for comment as a result.
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Budget season kicks off
Anna Maria City government was first out of the
blocks in the race to develop its spending and income
plan all urged on by the deadline to set its annual
But the first budget meeting last week wasn't any
too productive, according to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
"They apparently didn't know what was expected,"
the mayor said. Experienced City Commissioner Doug
Wolfe was out of town on vacation, and the city's three
new commissioners came to the meeting "empty
The initial discussion was to focus on employee
salaries and capital projects, but instead the emphasis
was on what was expected from the commission -
suggestions for city spending and projects the city may
tackle in the fiscal year 2000-01.
So much to do, so little time.
All three cities must offer the county their proposed
millage rates by August 4 and once submitted, they can
be lowered but not raised.
Throughout the past year we've heard a lot about
what the cities need that they can't afford, things like
seawall repairs, sidewalks and drainage improvements.
We hear pleadings from non-profit organizations
for support. Organizations such as the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center and Turtle Watch provide
community services the city can't, but should, and de-
serve funding from our tax dollars.
Some sod (and lighting?) to complete the Holmes
Beach Birdie Tebbett's Ballfield would be nice. but
that's wishful thinking.
Still, we hope this year all three city commissions
look long and hard at long-term goals, necessary im-
provements and much-needed beautification projects
and if need be, bite the bullet and raise the millage.
Yes, raise the millage. Bradenton Beach has raised
its millage for the past few years without the proverbial
sky falling. And, isn't Bradenton Beach looking good?
Small things like new, attractive street signs and
lighting fall off the list in Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria where they scrape the barrel to make the small-
One large capital improvement we'd love to see is
for all three cities to set aside funding annually for the
purchase of open space beachfront or bayfront. So
many opportunities have passed by in all three cities -
Anna Maria opposite the city pier; Holmes Beach Gulf
Drive at 33rd-34th Street; Bradenton Beach: Gulffront
at the former Trader Jack's restaurant where all the
residents could have benefited from public land pur-
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History of Mira Mar
While reading the May 24 issue of The Islander,
"New restaurant proposed at former Trader Jack's
property," I noticed you made no mention of owners
prior to the Sheldons.
My grandmother, Florence (Doyle) Vertich, and
step-grandfather Mike Vertich, owned the Mira Mar
Pavilion in the 1940s and into the '50s.
According to my dad, Mike owned and sold it three
different times. The last time he sold it to a "movie
star" whose stage name was Helton or Sheldon, but he
actually had an Irish name beginning with Mc. Dad
couldn't recall the entire name.
That last time Mike sold the Mira Mar for a quarter
million dollars. Mike remarried after my grandmother
died in 1952, so I don't know when Mike sold it last.
I always wonder why more mention hasn't been
made in your newspaper of Mike and my grandmother
when recalling the history of the Mira Mar. I caught
one article in an old Islander at the (Anna Maria Island
Historical Society) Museum mentioning Mike, but that
was it. Incidentally, he also owned the Tamiami Bar in
Bradenton and Skyway Bar in Palmetto.
My son and I subscribe to The Islander and look
forward to every issue. Keep up the good work.
After some thought, the "Mr. Helton" Dad spoke of
could have been Bob Sheldon. I guess if Mr. Sheldon was
a "movie star," he was the one Dad spoke of.
Donna Rader, Hamilton, Ohio
One restaurant non-mourner
While I am sure that many long-time residents of
this area share your regrets at the demise of old estab-
lished places such as Marina Bay, Key West Willie's
and to some extent the Reef restaurants, as a relative
newcomer to the Island I do not feel the nostalgia of
their passing into oblivion.
During my relatively few years as a Holmes Beach
resident I have had occasion to try those recent failures,
most of our newer restaurants, as well as many of the
old established dining facilities. I personally believe
that the failures that you lamented in your lead story of
the June 21 issue deserved their fate.
We in this area are blessed with an abundance of
fine restaurants of all price ranges. For one to establish
and maintain himself as a player in this game he must
face the fact that competition for the diner's dollars is
fierce. Survival absolutely demands that the diner gets
value for his dollar.
This does not imply that only low-priced restau-
rants can make it, but it does mean that when one walks
away from a meal he believes that his food and enter-
tainment dollars were well spent. This could be a
burger from Duffy's to bouillabaisse from the Beach
Bistro. The restaurants that you seem to mourn in their
passing failed in this regard, which was why people
such as me tried them once or twice and then moved on
to better options.
The one thing that you can expect, however, is that
for every restaurant that fails, one or two more will
make the effort to take their place (witness Hurricane
Hanks and the Waterfront) which will leave us with an
even better set of choices when we decide to eat out.
We will continue to have the best of the best.
Is this a wonderful place to live or what?
Mel Yudofsky, Holmes Beach
Bird feeder charges harassment
Gerry Rathvon, the code enforcer for Bradenton
Beach, is harassing me about feeding pigeons. I feed
birds in my back yard, all kinds of birds.
She came and asked me why were all the pigeons
on the phone wires. Now the city lawyer wants to bring
me before the Code Enforcement Board. I can't afford
a lawyer, and I know they're picking on me because I
can't afford to defend myself.
I've lived here 30 years and have fed all kinds of birds
and squirrels. This is a disgrace the way they treat me.
Why don't they tell Mike Norman that he can't
feed the birds .... Then they'll find out a thing or two.
Please help me.
Josephine Hodge, Bradenton Beach
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Come on, join in drum circle
By Diana Bogan
If it's true that every culture has a drum and every
human has an inner rhythm that can be expressed in
beating a drum, Anna Maria's drumbeat is beckoning
at the Manatee County Public Beach.
The Sunday night drum circle that meets at the
beach allows people from all walks of life to come to-
gether and express themselves through dancing, drum-
ming, foot tapping and hand clapping.
Just before sunset, a core group of five or six
people begin playing native-style beach drums. Their
reasons for coming are as varied as the designs on the
instruments they play. For some drumming is spiritual,
for others it's simply just fun.
"I come to let everything go," says Bradenton's
Molly Maxwell. "I get caught up in the rhythms, which
are always different and always fun."
The dynamics of the group change every week
depending on whoever is passing by and decides to join
in. Extra drums and percussion instruments are on hand
The spontaneity of
the drum circle .
lends itself to this ,
dance as she's
joined in the circle
by one of the
and spectators are encouraged to pick them up and
play. All it takes to be a success is to listen to the
rhythms and let the vibrations move you.
Eric Dowling and Norman Smith both said they
didn't know anything about drumming when they first
For Smith, who can be found playing on the beach
every night, it has become a way of letting out the kid
inside, without the confines of a set structure or organiza-
For Dowling, who comes regularly on Sundays with
his wife, it's a way of getting in touch with his inner
rhythm as well as the spontaneous rhythms of the group.
"Drum circles pull people together, creating a mini
community, where people can be responsive to each
other [through music]," explains Joan Voyles.
Voyles has helped keep the group going since its
original founder, known on the island as Cowboy,
"The drum circle is a no cost, natural fun that in-
tegrates families, community members and visitors in
Joshua Bialaszewski, an autistic 8-year-old from
Buffalo, N.Y., came to the beach for sunset with his
family, but never made it past the drum circle.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
a shared experience," she said.
And many people out to enjoy the beach do join the
circle. Joshua Bialaszewski, for example, an 8-year-old
autistic boy from Buffalo, N.Y., came to the beach with
his aunt, Jeannette Sell, to see the sunset.
But "he heard the music and wouldn't go any further,"
she said. Sure enough, Joshua stayed right in the swing of
things, playing on a drum almost as tall as he is.
The Fourth of July weekend brought out a nice crowd
of listeners and impromptu drummers. Weather permit-
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Islander discovers sex offender in neighborhood
By David Futch
Henry Vernon Barchard seemed like a nice
enough guy to his Holmes Beach neighbors. He
would say hello and talk to their children.
But two weeks ago, a mother of two discovered
the skeleton in Barchard's closeted past.
Barchard, 58, has been convicted four times of
lewd and lascivious sex acts on children under 16
years old, according to the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit.
Barchard lives at 3223 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
"I got home one afternoon and there was a rect-
angular piece of paper on my door and it had a pic-
ture of a sex offender who lives near us. It was a
picture of Henry Barchard," said the woman, who
asked not to be identified.
"He seemed like a nice enough man. We walk by
his house, actually through his yard to go to the
beach. His first charge was in late 1970s for an act
on a young male. He got out and while on probation
was charged again. The Manatee County Sheriff's
Office said it took two years to get the coupon on my
door because there are so many sex offenders in
Notifying people of sex offenders in their neigh-
borhood is not mandated by law, Sheriff's Capt.
Steve Litschauer said.
"By law it-states we must notify people about
predators and the sheriff has taken it one step further
to identify offenders," Litschauer said. "There are hun-
dreds of sex offenders in the county and 10 to 12 move
every week. You have them constantly moving. The
offenders are not on probation and not wanted by the
law so this is a courtesy call. We notify everyone who
lives within one block in every direction of the offender
or predator. It's a time-consuming effort."
Manatee Sheriff's Detective Wayne Lang said it
took a long time to notify the woman "because there
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cases of sexual predators. But the sheriff wanted us
to do all of them, whether predator or offender."
Detective Nancy Rogers of the Holmes Beach
police department said there's a difference between
.sex offenders and-sexual predators.
"When we know (where offenders and predators
live) we stop by and tell them we know who they are
and where they live," Rogers said. "They move
around a lot, but they have to keep the sheriff in-
formed of where they move and live."
The woman from Holmes Beach said there
wasn't much comfort in knowing.Barchard lives
nearby. Indeed it has made life miserable for her and
"(Barchard) may now feel like he's living in
prison because everyone in a block radius got this
notice and knows who he is. My problem is, now we
feel like we're living in prison," she said. "We talked
to his probation officer and he said, 'Don't take your
eyes off your children.' We're now looking for an-
other house. We've been looking for a year and this
escalated it. We feel like something has been taken
away from us. We never thought of Anna Maria Is-
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Suzi Fox and other Island Turtle Watch volun-
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"There are all kinds of children on our block and
they all run around. For the last five days I've been
walking around wondering what to do. The only
thing I could think of was to call the newspaper and
get them to print this man's name and where he
In addition to Barchard, another sex offender
lives in Holmes Beach. His name is Paul Howard
Cashman, 38, 6400 Flotilla Dr., Apartment 82. The
FDLE's sexual offender/predator unit said Cashman
has been convicted of a lewd and lascivious act on
a child under age 16.
Another sex offender lives in Cortez. His name
is Raymond Goff, 48, 12925 42nd Terrace W. The
FDLE said he had been convicted of a lewd and las-
civious act on a child under 16.
Capt. Litschauer said not all sexual offenders are
pedophiles who target children. They could have of-
fended adult-age people, he said
"The sentencing guidelines state if a person has
been punished and served their time, that's a court
decision. I've never heard of a lifetime probation,"
Litschauer said. "But the state has instituted this so
people are knowledgeable about these peoplein their
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Request to build on beach denied in Anna Maria
Susan Negele went up against some tough odds
when she requested permission to build on the beach
in Anna Maria and she almost won.
But the order by the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection that would have granted the per-
mit necessary to build seaward of the state's Coastal
Construction Control Line was challenged by an estate
representative of an adjacent homeowner.
The estate of the late Ed Blanton, former owner of
Bistro at Island's End when it was known as Cafe
Robar and later as Eddie B's restaurant, sought to pro-
tect its beachfront position at the end of Elm Street.
Negele's proposed home would have been con-
structed between Blanton's home and the Gulf of
Blanton's representative, Northern Trust Bank of
Florida, was granted an administrative hearing and
Negele and Northern trust presented their cases before
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Meale's final order was delivered in June.
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to be separated from the Gulf by 360 feet, landward to
seaward consisting of two 50-foot lots, a 10-foot alley,
a 100-foot lot, a 50-foot-wide road known as Gulf
Boulevard, and about 100 feet of open beach.
Today,'Negele's lot is the first platted lot landward
of the high-water line Gulf Boulevard, the other lots
and the alley all having been consumed by time and the
Gulf of Mexico.
Meale notes that the seasonal high-water line in
this location has migrated landward a distance of 360
feet in 88 years. He states that the stability of the beach
in the vicinity of Negele's property is unclear.
Negele's family has owned the lot for 50 years and
at one time they lived there in two buildings, former
Coast Guard barracks. Negele's father barged the
houses up the Manatee River to his father's farm many
Negele's application for a permit to construct a
single-family residence was tentatively granted by
DEP, but authorized construction of a structure with a
footprint of merely 352 square feet.
Negele challenged the insufficient footprint and
Blanton's estate challenged the issuance of a permit
and the judge consolidated the two cases.
Evidence showed that the CCCL is presently more
than 200 feet landward of Negele's lot, landward of
Blanton's two lots and landward as well of the next two
50-foot lots and almost all of Gulf Drive, also known
as Snapper Street in this block.
Despite last-minute plans to relocate the footprint
landward on the lot, Meale noted the entire residence
would "occupy the frontal dune ... the seaward side of
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awarded a Rotary Presidential Citation for meeting its
goals during the 1999-2000 club year ended July 1.
The major fund-raising activity for the club was
development of "The Game of Anna Maria Island," a
take-off on Monopoly using local businesses and land-
marks along the board's perimeter.
Funds raised from sale of the game have gone to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, West
Manatee Fire District and Special Olympiad, and to
send an Island student to the recent Seminar for
Tomorrow's Leaders at Florida Southern College.
Manatee art group has openings
There are still openings for youngsters 6 through
14 years of age in the summer programs of the Art
League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., on
downtown Bradenton's waterfront.
Programs are scheduled in weekly sessions offer-
ing creative and educational ventures into the visual
arts. League memberships bring a discount but are not
necessary for participation. Further information is
available at 746-2862.
Longboat chamber educational
program starts Tuesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
launch an educational program Tuesday, July 11, to
"assist the small business owner develop their vision-
ary acumen as well as insuring the business running at
its most efficient pace."
The program's introductory and orientation meeting
will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber's offices,
6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Instructor will be Andy Fox
of Fox Business Training Institute. Reservations may be
made and information obtained at 387-9515.
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K. Kotovsky's custom woven wall hangings will
be featured during July at the gallery of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive,
Kotovsky received her bachelor of arts degree in
crafts from the University of Illinois, followed by a
master's in art therapy. She has won awards in shows at
the Ringling Museum's craft festival, Winter Park Art
Festival and Walt Disney World's Festival of the Masters.
"KK," as friends call her, has lived on Anna Maria
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Crompton of A Tasteful Affair Inc., a corporate cater-
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The Christensens started Continental Kitchens as
a gourmet takeout in 1979, and it is now a premier ca-
tering service for the area as well as a gourmet deli with
In 1985 they opened Harry's restaurant, expanding
their holdings from 300 square feet of rented space to
5,000 square feet in three buildings they own. Harry's
Continental Kitchens may be reached at 383-0777.
'Wacky Wednesday' next week
for Longboat chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
celebrate "Wacky Wednesday" July 12 at Ed Smith
Stadium in Sarasota. Gates open at 4 p.m. and game
time is 7:05.
The Longboaters will see the Sarasota Red Sox
play the Kissimmee Cobras, while scarfing $1 hotdogs
and $1 beer.
The chamber said $2 box seat tickets are being sold
at Andrew Vac Realty, 310 Bay Isles Road; Morty's
Bagel Cafe, 24 S. Boulevard of the Presidents on St.
Armands Circle; and the chamber office at 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Drive. Further information is available at
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Seven women in Manatee County have been selected
to receive the Privateers college scholarships this year. Fourth of July
Only three male students sought scholarships this year
and they were so outshone by the girls that the roster is picnic that wasn't
exclusively female, said Privateers Treasurer Stan W w
Weyman. "They are all really, really outstanding," he said. The Privateers tried and the Anna Maria Is-
Winner of the Whitey Horton Scholarship, estab- land Community Center tried, but they just
lished as a memorial to the first president of the Privateers, couldn't bring off the 2000 Fourth of July picnic.
is Monica Johnson. She is an English major who in the The picnic at the Center was to follow the
coming academic year will be a junior at the University Privateers' Island-long parade, as it has in past
of South Florida. The scholarship is for $2,500. years. But this year no one with the Privateers
Others winning the Privateers scholarships: remembered to confirm arrangements with the
Carmen Ray Evans, freshman in architecture at the Center in advance.
University of Central Florida, $500. When the omission was caught, Center Ex-
Lena Johnson, Manatee Community College fresh- ecutive Director Pierrette Kelly and incoming
man majoring in veterinary medicine, zoology and Privateer Vice President Paul Allgire of the Pri-
chemistry, $500. vateers tried to cobble it together, but apparently
Danielle La Roche, MCC freshman in business it was too late.
administration, $500. The Privateers had not officially notified the
Kristin Moore, MCC freshman pursuing pre-medi- Center of its plans and Allgire said "they were
cine studies, $500. unaware of it until they read The Islander last
Susan Russell, MCC sophomore majoring in nurs- week."
ing, $500. The Center's Scott Dell called, he said, and
Stephanie Simmons, MCC freshman in pre-med, told him the Center would be opened if needed,
$500. but the Privateers would have to arrange for
The Privateers is a nonprofit organization devoted sheriff's patrol officers and pay for two Center
to helping young people of the area and having fun staff members to work that day. Dell also was
doing so. It draws its membership from the Island, unsure he could find staffers to work.
Cortez and West Bradenton. "We were in the hole to begin with," said
Allgire, "and in all the confusion" decided to call
Horseshoe winners it off.
Winners in the June 28 horseshoe games were Jack The Independence Day parade, though,
Cooper of Holmes Beach and John Bennett of Anna worked out as great as always, the route more
Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis and Jim than seven miles from Coquina Beach to Anna
Spencer, both of Holmes Beach. Maria City making it the longest in the U.S., Pri-
The July 1 games were canceled due to "liquid vateers contend.
sunshine." Meanwhile, Kelly said she hopes the organi-
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes- zation will lend a hand in celebrating the Center's
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall 40th birthday this summer, and Allgire said
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees they've already started discussions about that.
and everyone is welcome.
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Bradenton Beach is going green in a big way.
The city just received 200 trees from Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful as part of the "In-the-Millennium" pro-
Actually, City Commissioner Berneitta Kays has
the trees at her home right now and is diligently wa-
tering them in preparation for plantings throughout the
city later this month.
The trees live oaks, wax myrtles and dahoon
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The town of Longboat Key has won approval of
two grants of $50,000 each for recreation from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
One, said Marty Black, town director of com-
munity services, "will allow the town to replace
aged playground equipment at the Bayfront Recre-
ation Center (at mid-Key) with multi-season equip-
The other will enable the government to extend
walking paths and boardwalks at Quick Point Na-
ture Preserve at the south tip of the Key.
Construction is scheduled to begin next summer
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Multi-family unit denied on Harbor Lane
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board took a
tough stance on the property owners of 227 S. Harbor
They ordered a third unit removed from the duplex in
the R-2 zoned neighborhood.
The property had been expanded to as many as four
units in the past, then it was reduced to three.
In a continuation of a previous hearing, Code En-
forcement Officer Walter Wunderlich explained the pro-
gression of additions at the address, including a permit in
1976 to convert a carport to a lanai.
The only other permit issued to the address by the city
was for a roof in 1995.
Wunderlich said his research led to city directories
that showed a third unit beginning in 1974. He said addi-
tional tax was levied in 1995 when the Manatee County
Tax Appraiser's office observed three units.
Wunderlich said the property appraiser's office is not
concerned with the city's zoning only the taxable use.
The property appraisal was revised from a duplex to a
multi-family dwelling, which for the property appraiser's
office means more than two units.
Unfortunately for the most-recent owners, repre-
sented at the meeting by part-owner James Sebastiano of
Holmes Beach, their contract for purchase designates the
property zoned as R-2, but additionally states multi-fam-
ily as the present use.
Board members were informed that another owner,
Wayne St. Germain of Westbury, Conn., was notified of
violations of the city's land development code twice pre-
According to Wunderlich, in 1998 St. Germain said
the house had four units when he purchased it and he was
unaware of the R-2 zoning. However, St. Germain told
Wunderlich the property would only be used as a duplex.
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In January 1999 St. Germain was again noticed for
renting a third unit and ordered to appear before the code
enforcement board. Prior to the meeting he again told
Wunderlich that although he doesn't agree with the code,
he would comply and only use his property as a duplex.
In May 2000 Wunderlich received an anonymous call
from someone claiming a third tenant was occupying 227
S. Harbor Drive.
On May 25, when the matter came before the board
again, Sebastiano appeared to represent St. Germain. He
contended the property was purchased as a multi-family
dwelling and also said St. Germain only wants to use the
third unit for his personal use when he visits Florida.
The issue was continued to June 22 when Beverly
Moore of 241 S. Harbor Drive presented documentation
and letters from other neighbors attesting that there are
three rented units at 227 S. Harbor Drive.
Moore said, "This is not a personal issue. It is a den-
sity issue." She said there is not enough parking for the
cars, boats and motorcycles there now and that the prop-
erty resembles a "used car lot."
Board Chairman Chuck Stealey said, "I find it diffi-
cult to see someone in this position buying property and
relying on what they see. It can't be grandfathered because
no permits were issued to develop a third unit."
The board concurred and gave St. Germain/
Sebastiano 55 days to come into compliance or face a
$100 per day fine and costs.
It will be up to Wunderlich to confirm compliance.
Sebastiano claimed there were permits and he's "be-
ing mowed over." He said, "The city either can't find its
records or chooses to look the other way. It's a Catch-22."
After the meeting Sebastiano accused the city of"se-
lective enforcement" in his case and said that the city
would be hearing from his attorney.
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There's a lot more than just two peas in these
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ers have furniture.
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What isn't all right with commissioners is
that some PODS have been on private property
for nearly two months and to neighbors they've
become an eyesore.
PODS, which stands for Portable On De-
mand Storage, are those square utility-shed look-
ing portable storage units that are dropped off at
your house or business and then picked up when
they're full and hauled to a storage site.
The problem is, folks are renting them and
leaving them on their property for long periods
of time while they renovate or remodel homes,
commissioners said. Or, construction crews use
them to store their saws and other equipment,
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz said the
PODS become offensive if they're in one spot
for more than a couple of days.
At Lutz's request, city attorney Jim Dye will
craft an ordinance stating no PODS can be on pri-
vate or commercial property for more than five
days at a time, twice a year. In other words, five
days for packing it up and five days for unpacking.
"We don't want these things sitting around
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How to select your entries for
our 2000 Snapshot Contest
People you don't even know tell you they "love that
picture!" Friends or relatives admit they "had no idea you
could take a picture so totally amazing." Words like "clas-
sic, charming, unusual, unique" are used by others to de-
scribe a picture you really like yourself.
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
Past weekly ent
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.
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
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives or prints; no
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the competition rules and affirm that this entry is
in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT
composite pictures or multiple printing can be
4) Entrant's name and address must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and af-
fixed to the back each print. Mail entries to The
Islander Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Is-
lander may publish their pictures for local pro-
motion. Entrants must be able to furnish the
original negative if requested by the contest edi-
tor. All photos submitted become the property of
The Islander and none will be returned. The
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
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in compliance with them.
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Entrant must know the names and addresses of
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and
those must be enclosed on a separate sheet of paper
with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their imme-
diate family members are not eligible to enter the
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor
will be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights
are not transferable.
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PAGE 14 M JULY 5, 2000 M THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria puzzle: Why did turtle cross the road?
Anna Maria patrol officer Deputy Mike Zambelle
is probably still scratching his head along with a lot
of other folks asking why a loggerhead turtle would
venture through Bayfront Park and cross North Bay
Zambelle got a call early Friday morning from a resi-
dent who drove down North Bay before dawn and at first
suspected the large object in the road was a garbage bag.
Not so. The alert driver recognized it was a logger-
head and notified the Anna Maria's sheriff's patrol -
but didn't give an exact location.
Zambelle mentioned the incident to news rack sup-
plier Dave Hartmeyer, who's always alert in the early
morning, and he agreed to be on the lookout for a turtle
in the road.
"Well, there it was," Hartmeyer said, "just north of
the stands of newspapers at Bayfront, walking onto an
Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island's Turtle Watch head,
was contacted and she in turn called volunteers who
arrived at Bayfront Park just before the sun began
creeping up over Tampa Bay.
Their task: Convince a labor-weary, 300-plus
pound, disoriented loggerhead turtle to head back the
other way to the bay.
Volunteer Birgit Quam found the turtle's nest in
the sea oats only 30 or so feet from the shore and fol-
lowed her tracks through the park to where she had
encountered trees and other obstacles, which may have
Wrong way, honey
Turtle Watch's John Quan?
tries to guide the errant
loggerhead sea turtle away
from the vacant lot she was
crawling through and back
to the bay. Islander Photo:
By Jim Hanson
Any way you look at it, Anna Maria Island is
ahead of itself in the sea turtle business: More
nests than normal, fewer false crawls, earlier
And best of all, "It's been a very good week
or so," said Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit
for turtle preservation on the Island.
Unlike a couple of earlier weeks when there
was vandalism and outright destruction of turtle
nests, the past several days have been vandal-free.
With a total of 153 loggerhead nests counted
by early in the week, the Island is 50 nests ahead
of last year's pace and only 100 short of all of last
year, and this season is only one-third along.
forced her to turn the wrong way.
Once the loggerhead was halfway through the
park, volunteers speculated a street light a block away
on Gladiolus on the other side of the empty lot where
she was found may have been her distractor.
Turtle Watch volunteers John Quam and Kent
Normally there are about as many false crawls
as successful nestings, Fox said, but so far there are
only 74 a false crawl being the zipper-like track
of a would-be mother who hitched herself out of
the Gulf but decided against burying her eggs.
As for those eggs, moving some of the nests
show they've yielded 117, 125 and 130 eggs, com-
pared with the past average of 100. Those are nests
that were endangered by last Saturday's storm and
moved to higher ground by Turtle Watch volun-
Turtle Watchers expect a rash of nests starting
Wednesday, as turtles discouraged by human ac-
tivities over the Fourth of July get their nerves
settled down and come back to the beaches of their
own birth to propagate their ancient race.
Ellsworth assisted the turtle back across the road, but
it was slow going. Fox measured the turtle's length at
107 centimeters and estimated it weighed more than
The turtle paused frequently and for long stretches
before taking a deep breath and a few steps forward.
Finally, a little dousing from a bucket of sea water
motivated her and the trek to the bay went a little faster.
It was daylight when the turtle entered the water
and the group that had gathered were awed by the dis-
tinctive wake as their rescued turtle powered away
from the shore.
Fox was inclined to name the turtle "Leftie," for all
the left turns she took in her misdirected path. She took
down tag information from the front flipper and discov-
ered later from Jerris Foote of Mote Marine's turtle
program that Leftie had been tagged on Casey Key
Foote verified that Leftie nested on Casey Key as
well, but according to Fox, loggerheads nest up to five
times a year and then take a year off.
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 5, 2000 M PAGE 15
Niels Henry H. Faarup
Niels Henry H. Faarup, 94, of Bradenton, died June
Born in Wieberg Jutland, Denmark, Mr. Faarup
came to Manatee County from Illinois in 1972. He was
a general construction superintendent. He served as a
chief petty officer in the Construction Battalion of the
U.S. Navy during World War II, and also served in the
Danish Navy. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and a commander of the 11 th District of Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars, Illinois.
There will be no services. Burial at sea will be held
at a later date. National Cremation Society, Sarasota
Chapter, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mary J.; sons J. Michael of
Holmes Beach and Henry F. of Palatka; six grandchil-
dren; and five great-grandchildren.
Raymond Lionel Lessard
Raymond Lionel Lessard, 61, of Bradenton
Beach, died June 28 in Hospice House of Sarasota.
Born in upstate New York, Mr. Lessard came
here from Long Island, N.Y., in 1980. He was a busi-
ness owner. He was Catholic.
Services will be at a later date. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to John Hopkins University,
Department of Pathology Pancreas Research-Meyer
7-181, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore MD 21287-6417,
or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Good Earth Crematory was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by companion Karen LeBlanc of
Bradenton, and brother John of Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Steven Lee Tressler
Steven Lee Tressler, 23, of Holmes Beach, died
Anna Maria City
June 27, vandalism automobile, 100 block Palm
Avenue. Left rear window of automobile shattered by
June 28, 100 block Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria
City Pier. An unknown person beat the door leading to
the pier with a board bending the hinge on the lock.
June 29, 100 block Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria
City Pier. A man was issued a trespass warning for
entering the pier restaurant despite signs posted "no
June 25, theft, 200 block North Harbor Drive.
Woman's six-speed bicycle stolen.
June 26, theft, 500 block Key Royale Drive. An air
compressor valued at $900 was taken over night from
a construction site.
June 26, burglary, 5600 block of Guava. A woman
who had saved change from her waitress job said some
people she know who live in Cortez may have broken
into her home and stolen the $312 she and her children
had wrapped. Investigation pending.
June 26, fraud, 5300 block Gulf Drive. A check
written April 22 for $113.16 was returned because the
June 26 at home.
Born in Bradenton, he graduated magna cum laude
from the University of South Florida. He was a mem-
ber of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and
the Golden Key, Arts and Science, Phi Theta Kappa
and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He attended Island
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June 27, larceny/theft, 200 block Azalea Street.
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June 27, theft, 100 block 29th Street. A man's girl-
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for a Jet-ski and trailer because she told his partner that
she wanted to get back at him for dumping her.
June 28, criminal mischief, 2700 block Avenue C.
A woman told police that she believes a man she'd
been seeing cut the tire on her van and spray-painted
an indecent term for a woman on the side of the van.
June 23, burglary, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North.
Juveniles are suspected of breaking into a mobile home
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'Kill the umpire' takes
on new meaning
If ever there was a need to kill the umpire, it was
in Anna Maria's 12-8 loss Sunday to the North River
American age 9-10 All-Stars.
Both the infield and home plate umpires blew no
less than six calls that cost the Island All-Star team
at least six runs, probably eight.
Anna Maria pitcher Connor Bystrom was cruis-
ing along, allowing one run in three innings work.
He was helped by two plays that make All-Star
games what they are the best doing what they do
First, with the bases loaded and two outs in the
top of the first, Island third baseman Spencer Carper
fields a slow roller down third and turns and fires to
shortstop Tyler Schneerer covering third for the third
Then, in the second inning, a North River batter
crushes the ball over left fielder Nick Sato's head.
Sato turns and races to the fence, picks up the ball,
fires to cutoff man Bystrom, who throws home to
Patrick Cole, who blocks the plate and gets the run-
_ner trying to score from first.
Two good defensive plays and two runs saved.
Then in the fourth, and up 6-1, things unraveled
for the Islanders. (North River's first run was ques-
tionable as the runner trying to steal home was
blocked by Island catcher Patrick Cole. The home
plate umpire called him safe, though the runner
didn't come within a foot of the plate.)
Manager Brad Lisk decided to replace Bystrom
with Tyler Schneerer, who allowed two runs.
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second base and fired it to David Bryant to force the
runner at second and end the inning, stopping at least
The undoing came in the top of the fifth inning.
Schneerer walked the leadoff hitter and the next
North River American batter singled sharply to left.
With runners on first and second, the North
River batter bunts a ball that Cole grabs and throws
to third for an apparent force out. The runner had yet
to go into his slide when Schneerer, covering third,
got the ball from Cole. The infield umpire called the
Lisk pleaded with the home plate umpire, who
refused to change the call, saying Schneerer failed to
tag the runner. When it was pointed out that it was
force out, the ump still refused to change his call.
The ump's error and a single brought in two
North River runs to make it 6-5 Anna Maria.
The Anna Maria
Island Little League
9-10 All-Star team,
left to right, are
Sean Price, Jarrod
S : Schoonover, C.J.
cer Carper, Connor
W ~' Bystrom, Nick Sato,
S- David Bryant, Tyler
L Schneerer and
".- Patrick Cole. The
back row, left to
i, right, includes
Sj coaches Sam Sato
Sand Andy Price and
Manager Brad Lisk.
With runners on first and second, the next NRA
batter lifts a ball down the third base line that hits in
foul territory about eight inches left of the line. The
same umpire who missed the force out at third was
less than 15 feet from the ball and looked toward the
home plate umpire for help. The home plate umpire
called the ball fair from 90 feet away and the tying
Lisk gets Schneerer out of his'bad-luck-with-
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doesn't fare any better with these two men in blue.
The home plate umpire didn't call a strike for
Pelkey, who walks a run in and throws three wild
pitches to make it 10-6 North River.
The Island boys got it going again in the bottom
of the fifth when Pelkey walked and Jarrod
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in the gap in right centerfield.
Spencer Carper hit a dribbler in front of the plate
and when the pitcher overthrows first base, Pelkey
and McKenzie score. Carper makes it to third.
The next thing to happen was a lulu.
With Carper on third, the catcher bobbles the
ball on a pitch and it gets away from him. The
speedy Carper breaks for home. But the catcher re-
covers, jumps at Carper at the plate, tags him and
he's called out.
But the catcher drops the ball and the umpire calls
Carper safe. Carper stands up, tags the plate for insur-
ance and walks to the dugout. By this time the North
River coach is having words with the home plate um-
pire who then walks over to Lisk and tells him unless
Carper comes out of the dugout and tags the plate
(again), he's out.
Not knowing what to do or say, Carper puts on a
helmet, races out of the dugout to tag home for a third
time and is called out by the home plate umpire before
he reaches the plate.
By now the crowd is going beserk and the umpire
tells Lisk to quiet them down or he'll throw Lisk out of
the game. Lisk does as requested, but the damage is
done as the umpire appears to have turned on the Island
North River scores two more runs in the top of the
sixth and wins 12-8 after Anna Maria went down in
order in their last at-bat.
The umpires walked off the field as the cheers of
the North River crowd sounded hollow to a shocked
and angry Island crowd.
When asked about the calls, the home plate umpire
yelled at this reporter, "Get back to your dugout."
Island All-Stars run into buzz saw
Anna Maria Island's 9- 10-year-old All-Star team
ran into a buzz saw Monday night when they had to
play an always fundamentally sound Manatee East
The Islanders were thrashed 21-8 at the hands of
some good hitters throughout the East lineup.
Manatee East scored six runs in the first inning and
five in the second to jump out to an 11-2 lead.
One ray of sunshine for the Island was a double-
play in the third with the bases loaded and one out. A
Manatee East player grounded to shortstop Connor
Bystrom, who throws home to Patrick Cole for the
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Maria dugout and he is awarded home. Anna Maria
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runner trying to reach.
By the end of the top of the fourth, with East lead-
ing 16-3, it looked as if the Island would make an early
However, they put on their rally caps and scored
four runs to avoid ending the game with the 10-run
Manatee East would have none of it, scoring five
more runs to make it 21-7.
Island centerfielder Sean Price hit his second double
of the day in the bottom of the fifth and later scored to
make the final score 21-8. Nick Sato also had a double in
the game, walked twice and scored two runs.
It's wait 'til next year for the 9-10 team that was
eliminated from the tournament.
Island 11-12 All-Stars play Wednesday
The Island's age 11-12 All-Star team won a Sun-
day forfeit game against the 13th Avenue All-Stars
of Sarasota, who were unable to field a complete
The 11-12 team's third-round game is scheduled
for 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at G.T. Bray Park
on 59th Street West in Bradenton. The Island will
play Manatee East, the favorite to win the tourna-
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Island playing ball with Island kids like the Bowers
Manatee East earned the right to play the Island
in the third round by beating North River American
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batters Monday night.
Bergquist records first tour victory
Richard Bergquist of Anna Maria scored his first
victory on the Sunday Sunrise Tour shooting a spar-
kling 77 at Serenoa Golf Club in Sarasota.
Bergquist had a plus 7 on a modified-Stableford
scoring system and topped Mike Manning by one
point with Russell Richards in third at plus four.
"I made some stupid mistakes.like missing a two-
foot birdie putt on 18. What helped me was I didn't get
in any trouble all day. I scored points on every hole,"
"The course is in great shape. The greens were a
little grainy, but it's a lovely golf course."
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to Rick Weaver,
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Skin winners included Mike Kinnard, Wood, Dick
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All eyes, palates, turn to Tampa's proposed desal
Thirsty people around the world are panting after
what the folks in Tampa are proposing one of the
largest water desalination plants on the planet.
Water has always been one of the greatest limiting
factors to growth in Florida. Everybody wants to move
to the Sunshine State for the sun, sand and surf. But you
can't drink the surf, and all those thirsty people are
dipping into a very finite supply of drinkable water
from lakes, rivers and underground water supplies.
The water shortage, coupled with the extended
drought we've had this year, has caused water manag-
ers to look for innovative sources for potable water.
Where better for a state surrounded by water to look
-than in its own back yard?
What the folks at Tampa Bay Water are proposing
isn't new, but it has a new twist. Desalination plants
have been around for more than 20 years, but the wa-
ter produced is upwards of 10 times as expensive as
other water sources.
Key West had or has a desal plant, but it
hasn't been used except for in emergencies for years.
The Conchs found it was cheaper to pump water 130
miles through the Keys than it was to de-salt the wa-
ter around their Island.
Not so in Tampa.
What is proposed is an innovative partnership with
Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend power plant near
Apollo Beach. The $95 million plant will suck about 45
million gallons of saltwater out of Tampa Bay every
day. Salt will be removed in the desalination plant from
25 million gallons of water, and the remaining 19 mil-
--lion gallons of concentrated brine will be run through
the power plant's water cooling system before being
discharged back into the bay.
The process calls for the Gulf water to be blasted
through increasingly fine synthetic membranes that
will filter the salt out. The saltwater is shot at the mem-
branes at really high pressure and at an intense energy
level, hence the need for the nearby power plant. The
idea is to make fresh water at times of low energy de-
mand, like late at night or early in the morning when
other electricity demands are lower.
And the cost? It's estimated that Tampa Bay Water
will charge an average of $2.08 per 1,000 gallons of wa-
ter during the next 30 years. Current water charges are
one-fourth of that amount, but some desal plants charge
as much as $9 for the same amount of water, so the folks
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Tampa Bay Water figures the average customer
will pay about $7.50 a month more for the treated Gulf
Now, the 25 million gallons of water a day from
the desal plant won't meet all the future water needs for
the folks in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties,
so there's still going to be some blending of water with
river and underground sources.
And there are some environmental concerns involved
with the desal plant, too, mostly concerning the brine.
Some environmentalists fear that extra-salty water
going into Tampa Bay will wreak havoc with marine life.
Others say the amount of extra salt is negligible and that
as tides come and go the salt content changes by more than
10 times the amount the brine would bring.
A comprehensive, cumulative study of all the wa-
ter uses and withdrawals in the Tampa Bay area is cur-
rently underway to bring some hard data to the table,
but Tampa Bay Water hopes to have the plant up and
running by the end of 2002.
There hasn't been much talk about the Tampa desal
plant in our part of the world, although Manatee
County officials are waiting and watching the operation
to see how it fleshes out.
But the proposal is of some interest in other parts
of the world. Even the New York Times found the topic
fascinating enough to devote a front-page article to
Tampa's desal plant last March.
Other areas of the country looking at Tampa's po-
table-water-from-saltwater plan are Monterey County,
Calif., and Miami.
Probably the best way to deal with the water crisis in
Florida is to ship most of the residents back where they
came from so there'll be plenty of water for the rest of us.
Somehow, I don't see our development-driven economy
buying into that solution, so it's only inevitable that desali-
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Despite the rain, those water wonders at the South-
west Florida Water Management District have contin-
ued the yard watering ban indefinitely. Although June
rainfall was about normal, we're still reeling from all
those dry months. Underground and surface water lev-
els are still down.
Although with it raining most afternoons I'm not
sure the ban will make much difference to most of us.
Remember that water usage is limited to Tuesday
only for addresses ending in even numbers; Sunday
only for addresses ending in odd numbers. Irrigation
may not take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is lim-
ited to quantities of no more than three-quarters of an
inch in the landscaping.
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day period that
begins when the plantings are installed. However, wa-
tering is not permitted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hand watering is still allowed at any time, as is
vehicle washing as long as the hose has a nozzle that
can shut off water flow.
As an admitted mild addict to Internet on-line auc-
tions, a couple of items caught my eye last week.
Seems that many of the movie props in "The Per-
fect Storm" are available from Warner Bros. on eBay,
including hats, signs, rubber squid and mackerel and
even the boat the Andrea Gail for those of you
who just have to have everything.
(The boat has to be picked up in Hamburg, Ger-
many, which gave me a twinge, just thinking about
crossing the Atlantic in a 72-foot boat. The bid price as
of Monday afternoon, $125,000.)
Also, the highest price ever paid for an item in Internet
auction history took place last week. Norman Lear, cre-
ator of the sitcom "All in the Family," paid $7.4 million
for one of the last privately owned original copies of the
Declaration of Independence. By the time the commission
to the New York auction house Sotheby's was added in,
he dished out a cool $8.1 million for the paper.
The sale was described as "the most spectacular
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Snook, tarpon, sharks heat up fishing for Islanders
By Capt. David Futch
Fishing couldn't be hotter for this time of year. Hot
temperatures and sudden thunderstorms haven't
daunted the local captains and their fishers.
Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle said the
beaches around Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key
are loaded with snook.
"This is a good time for artificial baits because it's
the one time of year snook will bite artificials"
Lowman said. "I like to use white jigs with a three-
eighths-ounce head and with some green on it. Surface
lures like Yo-Zure crystal minnows work good.
"Spanish mackerel are running small to huge on the
One-, Three- and Seven-Mile reefs. There are a lot of
sharks around. A customer said they were fishing
Longboat canals and they were catching 30-inch redfish.
"Mangrove snapper fishing is terrific on the artifi-
cial reef by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. That would
be a good place to catch some supper. Tarpon fishing
is as hot as it has been lately."
Bill and Jen Lowman and their right-hand man
Billy O'Connor have moved to their new store near the
S-curve in Bradenton Beach. It's at the corner of 23rd
Street and Gulf Drive.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said his customers
have been catching permit from 25-30 pounds every day.
"There's no reason that won't keep happening,"
Chaya said. "We've been hooking up and catching tar-
pon every day and the redfish finally made a show Fri-
day. We caught 10 and a bunch of jacks and mangrove
snapper in the same area."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said tarpon and sharks are where it's at right now.
"We wailed on the tarpon this week, just tore 'em
up. We also caught black tip, hammerhead and lemon
sharks," Salgado said. "We saw a 15-foot hammerhead
on the bar at Bean Point. He was waiting to bite a tar-
pon. He was a monster. We had some good backwater
fishing and caught some 27-inch redfish. They're just
starting to show, especially the big ones."
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zach
Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said Zach has been after
snook, redfish and trout in the bay from Long Bar to the
mouth of the Manatee River. Tarpon fishing is on the
up and up along the beach but that's expected to drop
off after the middle of the month. There are some Span-
ish mackerel around in the Gulf.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
has been down for repairs and maintenance and will be
back in action July 6.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
tarpon are biting off the beach and permit are on the
three and seven-mile reefs and both are biting crabs.
"And we've got the crabs. Just come and get
them," Goss said. "Trout and redfish are on the flats.
Grouper and snapper are in 70-80 feet of water."
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida recently re-
turned from fishing off the Dominican Republic where
his people concentrated on catching white marlin. He
said he has been offshore of Anna Maria several trips
catching wahoo, tuna and dolphin.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair said he's
catching black tips in the three to four-foot range.
Mangrove snapper by the Sunshine Skyway and red-
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"The thunderstorms have been blowing us out but
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Smith said.."Trout are steady but they're small. We're
getting a few mackerel in the bay to 23 inches. Snook
are on Emerson Point and Rattlesnake Key. There are
a few flounder to be had on hard bottom places."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said folks are
catching mangrove snapper, mackerel, snook and there
is the occasional redfish. Some lucky angler caught a
six-pound permit Thursday.
,Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam is on va-
cation and will be accepting charters after July 14.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina said he and mate Rodney Shirley
pounded the gag and red grouper Sunday. They came back
with a 31-inch red and several 28-inch gag grouper.
"We were out 35 miles and I was reeling in a bait
as fast as I could off the bottom when something
grabbed it," Denham said. "When I got it to the surface,
it was a 20-pound mahi-mahi."
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Special effects stunning in 'Perfect Storm'
By David Futch
That was an awful big, awful wave in "The Perfect
For the first hour, the audience is introduced to the
characters, and to some small degree the oldest fishing
town in this country, in what's already become a block-
buster summer movie.
In the final hour, you're taken on one of the wild-
est rides imaginable. Disney and Universal Studios
have nothing like this.
The incredible special effects grab people and toss
"them around like the ill-fated Andrea Gail. Some folks
told me they even got seasick watching it.
Despite the big, bad ocean filled with three collid-
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sure system), the thing that really hit home for me and.
another boat captain was the look in Capt. Billy Tyne's
eyes when he knew he was in a slump and desperate to
catch fish at all cost.
It's what led to the demise of Tyne and his crew that
included Bradenton Beach fisherman Dale "Murph"
Murphy and Michael "Bugsy" Moran of Cortez, both of
whom died when the Andrea Gail went down.
But fishermen some people call them cowboys
of the sea don't think about how precious life is
when they have a boat load of fish. They hear the ka-
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"The wave" from the movie "The Perfect Storm."
harder you try to catch fish the worse it gets.
Some Cortez fishermen refer to the slump as "a case
of the black ass." Tarpon fishermen in Boca Grande said
it was a "cormorant pecking on your head."
And though the movie was entertaining because
of the special effects, character development was al-
most at a minimum. Most agreed you didn't get
enough time to get to know Bugsy, Murph, Billy Tyne
and the others.
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But the storm was real. In the book "The Perfect
Storm," author Sebastian Junger goes to great lengths
describing what the Andrea Gail ran into when a fierce
nor'easter met with a hurricane plowing its way up the
eastern Seaboard and a low pressure system headed
right for the two to result in a weather phenomenon.
"The Perfect Storm" was on the New York Times
Bestseller list for months and several of the true-to-life
characters were locals or fished out of Cortez.
The Andrea Gail is fishing off Nova Scotia on Oct.
29, 1991, at "the epicenter of this storm and almost on
top of the Sable Island shoals," according to Junger.
As told by Capt. Albert Johnston to Junger, Johnston
had finished his last haul late on the afternoon of the 28th.
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steaming north and by morning he was approaching the
Tail of the Banks, winds out of the northeast at 100
knots (110 mph) and seas 20 to 30 feet.
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100-foot wave spikes the graph at 8 p.m., and the sec-
ond one spikes it at midnight.
"For the next two hours, peak wave heights stay at
100 feet and winds hit 80 mph. The waves are block-
ing the data buoy readings, though, and the wind is
probably hitting 120 or so.
"Eighty-mile-an-hour winds can suck fish right out
of bait barrels. One-hundred-foot waves are 50 percent
higher than the most extreme sizes predicted by com-
"They are the largest waves ever recorded on the
Scotian Shelf. They are among the very highest waves
measured anywhere in the world, ever."
Tyne and the crew of the Andrea Gail are in deep
It is on this scenario that director Petersen focuses
most of the film. But it is worth noting that in the book,
the story of the Andrea Gail is just one of many.
The movie also touches on the stories within the
story, showing a struggling trio of sailors trying to sur-
vive in the middle of Hurricane Grace and helicopter
rescue by U.S. Coast Guardsmen, whose efforts should
give people newfound respect for what the Guard does.
Gail Roberts of Cortez knew Tyne, Bugsy and
Murph and said she found the movie disturbing.
"I thought it was extremely terrifying and I wish I
hadn't seen it. I should have left alone what I remember
about the sinking to my imagination. Now I've got all
these scenes flashing in my head," Roberts said. "I think
it's a wonderful movie. It was done well and I think it's
going to be a smash. One thing's for sure, people who go
see it will have a new respect for what fishermen go
through to put fish on their table. A lot of the actors who
were in the film said they did. Fishing, farming and ranch-
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Roberts has heard stories before from Cortez fish-
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desire to ever go offshore.
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she said. "I would just die of fright if I had to fish in the
kind of weather these guys have to fish in."
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didn't go back. I'm glad I went back. I got some closure,"
she said. "One person told me it was almost exhausting
watching it. If anything, when people go out to eat a piece
of swordfish or any kind of fish, they'll think about what
a fisherman goes through to put it in front of them.
"It was a great movie. Even if we had not known
these fishermen, I'd think it was done well.
"I think everyone from Cortez thought it was a
good movie. I'm still getting choked up over this. The
fellas from Cortez who have been offshore a lot said the
movie's special effects were well done. They've been
in similar situations in the Gulf, though not with those
size waves, but certainly being tossed around like a rag
doll when the weather turns nasty.
"I thought after I read the book it would be closure.
But this movie opened the wound. They say Jesus loves
a fishermen and God loves a longliner."
Karen Bell of AP Bell fish house in Cortez remem-
bers Tyne when he ran a longline boat for Bell called
the Sea Hawk.
And she knew Dale Murphy and Bugsy.
"The last time I saw Dale was at his wedding," Bell
said. "Dale didn't have much luck. He was on the
longliner Proud Mary in the Atlantic when it was struck
by a British submarine and nearly sank. We bought the
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"Murph was dark-complected with dark hair and
dark eyes," Bell said. "Bugsy looked like a Greek fish-
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"Billy Tyne had a Gloucester accent and was a
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"They were all good men. I think a lot of people
were afraid of them, but I thought they were nice. They
told it like it was. They didn't pussyfoot around."
Capt. Keith Barnett of the sports fishing boat
NonCompete was lost at sea for. four days as a kid
though not in a storm. By a miracle a sea rescue plane
spotted him floating in the Gulfstream between Florida
and the Bahamas.
He prefaced his comments about the movie by say-
ing, "Right now I'm talking to you from the comfort of
my 52-foot houseboat sitting at the dock under a blan-
ket next to my wife and it's raining cats and dogs and
.I'm not offshore.
"I was a little disappointed in the movie, I think
that the special effects were good and they portrayed
what fishing boats are all about catching fish, then
not catching fish, and then finally catching fish again,"
Barnett said. "These fishermen did what they did and
put their lives in danger because it was the only life
"I don't make my money with a catch. I make my
money making sure the people on board the boat I'm
running and the boat are safe. So I avoid bad weather
at all costs. These guys were not on a pleasure cruise,
fishing and diving for fun. They were fishing to make
money and they can't wait for the perfect day.
"In a movie that's gotten so much hype and you
know what's going to happen the movie left me a
little hollow. There's not a lot of meat to it. There's just
a whole lot of weather. I'd give it two out of four stars
because of special effects and because it opens people's
eyes as to what these guys have to do to make a living.
"I didn't think the script allowed enough scope to
let the actors bring their characters to life. Unless you
get to know the characters, you just don't have a feel-
ing for them throughout the movie."
Barnett's wife Rebecca said she didn't feel enter-
tained except for the special effects.
"It's realistic and it told a story but it's just one story
of how one of hundreds of boats over the centuries went
down at sea. What did get to me was what Murph said as
the boat was going down. That was touching."
David Reid, formerly of Bradenton Beach, now
living in Los Angeles, but visiting here this week, said
the special effects make this movie.
You may recognize Reid as a frequent correspon-
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against then-Mayor Dick Connick in an election bid
that was close by some 30 votes.
Reid has blazed a trail in California on television. First
with Cheers, for all its years on TV, and as associate pro-
ducer for "Conrad Bloom" and Lifetime's "Maggie."
"I thought it was a powerful story but they lost
something in not cutting the movie earlier," Reid said.
"I would have liked the ending to show just the ship
hurling to the bottom with all hands on board, then fade
to black with the line, 'Since 1623, 10,000 Gloucester
fishmen have lost their lives at sea.'
"The one thing that shocked me was a movie stu-
dio never lets its lead characters die."
Reid's friend Judy Wasco said she hadn't read the
book and didn't know anything about the movie before
she saw it.
"I liked it and I shed some tears at the end. I
thought they were going to make it," she said.
"When I heard Bradenton Beach and Cortez men-
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negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.
YAZIGI LANGUAGE STUDY center: Host families
needed July and August for exchange students. Also,
host family coordinators needed. Call 941-753-9957.
FULL-TIME POSITION with Holmes Beach insurance
agency. Top telephone skills required and data process-
ing. Contact Rosemary at Oswald Trippe and Company
Inc., 941-433-7114 or fax resume to 941-433-4148.
SERVERS, LINE COOKS wanted. Full time, possible
part time. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER needed for 15-unit
motel in Bradenton Beach. Part time, good pay.
Tropic Isle Inn, 778-1237.
HELP WANTED, full time and part time. Anna Maria
Island Coffee Co. Please contact Lisa at 779-0341.
PLEASANT PERSON for part-time cleaning/light
yard work. Work weekends and two weekdays. To-
tal hours flexible. 9am-2pm normal work day. Call or
come by from 9:30am-2:30pm. Haley's Motel, 8102
DOUBLE UP BABY-SITTERS. Two gals, references,
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, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
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,
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
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, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.
PHYSICAL THERAPY, rehabilitation, fitness training,
relaxation, stress management, massage. In your
HOUSE CLEANING bi-weekly opening. Many island
references. Nine years experience. Excellent refer-
TOO BUSY TO CLEAN but like coming home to a
nice clean house, call me! Weekly and biweekly.
Reliable and dependable. Enjoy the summer and let
me do your cleaning. Call Angela, 779-9628.
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
WILL BABY-SIT nights. Call 778-2243.
NEED ASSISTANCE with grocery shopping, laundry,
cooking, personal care? I'll provide loving care but no
heavy lifting. $15 per hour, four-hour minimum. Call
"WHITAKER WOOD & WINDOWS." We specialize in
cleaning, stripping, and waterproofing decks. Paint-
ing, cleaning, windows, real estate turnkey, residen-
tial cleaning, interior boat cleaning. Free estimates,
references, licensed. Call 749-1844.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
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
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Get It Together inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916
Homes & Condos
One-time, weekly or bi-weekly
New name. Still
"the best news."
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions and design service. Free estimates
and fairprio Time and materials or contract. Let me save
yacr$$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs,
all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.
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 clean-
ing, pool-deck cleaning and pebble-stone cleaning.
30-year local. Decks and Docks Inc. 761-1681.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$550 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.
BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to $675
week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or
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.
BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1BA completely furnished. One
house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-Dec. Mini-
mum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or 941-778-4742.
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Single-family ground-level home
on Spring Avenue. 1 BR/1 BA, $800 month. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, 778-2291.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse
available summer and next season. Beautiful decor
with pool, garage, and all amenities. Walk to beach
and shops. 941-778-0167.
MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new 2BR/2BA single
home on beach, no steps. Available monthly, luxury
accommodations. Owner, 800-246-4882.
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 week-
end. 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.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria near Island Com-
munity Center. Annual. First, last and security. No
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with garage,
near Gulf in Holmes Beach. $900 month, first, last
and security. 778-9266.
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CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment. Unfurnished,
quiet, second-floor location. $675 month plus electric.
First, last and security. No pets. Anna Maria Realty,
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-9233.
RESPONSIBLE, MATURE, professional businessman
seeks annual rental of surfside residence, apartment or
shared accommodations. Please call Jim, 798-9935.
LONGBOAT KEY CONDO, 1 BR/1 BA, turnkey. Beach
access and boat slips, complete amenities. $2,000
month. For more information call 813-926-7051.
FOR RENT, annual 1BR, kitchen, living room, near
beach, furnished duplex. $450 monthly plus utilities.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA with two-car garage,
$950 month. 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer, $700
month. 2BR/2BA in Anna Maria, $700 month. None
accept pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
VACATION RENTAL, weekly, monthly. 2BR/1BA,
ground-floor unit, close to Gulf in Holmes Beach.
Central air-conditioning/heat. Call 941-778-1193.
CALL ME for the best summertime rentals on the Is-
land. Weekly rates from $250. Sandy Greiner, Wagner
-* Realty, 941-794-2246. (SandyGsBeaches@webtv.net)
CLEAN ISLAND EFFICIENCY and 1BR apartments,
turnkey, close to beaches. $500-$625 includes utili-
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood, Holmes
Beach. Clean and cute. First, last and security. $750
month. Call 941-504-6300 or 941-778-5482.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Completely
furnished elevated house, five minutes to the beach, no
pets, no smoking. $400 week, $1,500 month plus tax.
Available Nov. thru April. 941-778-5908.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and
LARGE ISLAND HOME for sale by owner. 4BR/2BA,
screened lanai. $199,500. By appointment. Days
920-9631, evenings 778-6131.
ISLAND MOTEL AND APARTMENTS: Exclusive
Anna Maria location zoned for nightly rentals. Two
pools, spa and full kitchens in a tropical paradise.
Steps to the white sandy beach. Excellent rental his-
tory. Offered at $725,000. Contact Ann Martin at 941 -
388-4447, after hours 941-953-7717. ML#19175
Michaels Saunders & Company.
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 Waterway
near Cape Haze. Deep water, 780-ft. of shoreline.
Zoned to build five units or use as private gated es-
tate. $439,900. 800-246-4882.
VERY RARE Manasota Key beach-side building lot
suitable for large single or duplex, water and sewer,
only $349,900. Plans and engineering included. 800-
LARGE DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA, possible 2BR/1BA, family room and fire-
place. Asking $224,900 or best offer. 778-7098.
BEST BUY ON ISLAND. Sandpiper steps to beach
and bay, newly renovated with deck, ceramic tile,
new appliances, turnkey furnished. 1BR/1BA, large
add on. Priced to sell at $11,900. Call 941-779-1766
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo, Gulfview, yards
to beach and Publix. Balconies, storeroom, spacious
sitting room. 3401 Gulf Drive. $155,000. 708-3345.
GREAT VIEW! Three-year-old custom home. 4BR/
3BA on T-end of canal. Tour of homes 1998. 316
Tarpon. $579,900. 779-0900.
LAKE LA VISTA, Anna Maria. 3 or 4BR/3BA, office
and computer rooms, dock. $365,000. 710 Jacar-
BRADENTON BEACH CONDO! Completely furnished
2BR/2BA. Steps to the bay where the fishing is great.
Walk across the street and enjoy the Gulf beach, or
relax around the heated pool. Low maintenance fee of
$120 month. Asking $103,000. Mike Rosario, RoseBay
Real Estate Inc. 751-0582 or 798-5864.
ANNA MARIA, one-third acre (+-), end-of canal, no
bridges to Gulf. 2BR/2.5BA, lounge, dining, family
room. Large-floor plan is ideal for expansive rehab.
or tear down for dream home. Lots this size in Anna
Maria are just not around. Best offer closest to
$295,000 gets it. 778-0884.
POOL HOME and apartment. 3BR/2BA home, fam-
ily room, fireplace, Jacuzzi, new appliances, lots of
tile, plenty of natural light, big two-car garage, solar-
heated pool. Nice 1BR apartment has its own private
drive. $255,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate ad-
vertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention
to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under age of 18
living with parents or legal custodians, 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 HUD toll-free at 1-
800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Recently PELICAN COVE Turnkey furnished with
updated 2BR Island home. New kitchen, gulf and Bay views. Hot tub, heated pool,
new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile tennis courts, boat docks. Great rental
floors, new A/C and duct work, new ceiling history. $250,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-
fans in every room. $195,000. Dennis 4800. MLS45686
Rauschl 778-4800, 725-3934 anytime.
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INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
nished, well maintained with heated pool.
Move-in condition. $112,000. Call lister Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.
WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living
near the beach in a single family neighbor-
hood at an affordable price. This unique two-
story block construction duplex offers 2BR/
1BA on each floor with a delightful large
shaded backyard. Price of $235,000 in-
cludes new roof and repainting as well as
other interior upgrades. Call 778-4800.
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CONDOMINIUM BETWEEN GULF AND BAY.
Gorgeous 2BR/2B updated turnkey furnished
unit with bayview and a short walk to the beach.
New tile, carpet, freshly painted. $180,000. Van
Bourgois 744-9495. 45435
EXQUISITE EXECUTIVE BAYFRONT RESI-
DENCE with several living areas suitable for
the large family or multiple family enjoyment.
Located in a low density guarded community,
this handsomely appointed home has been
thoughtfully planned. $950,000. Bob Hall 749-
5981 or www.floridahouse.net. 39871
1.3 ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE RIVER.
182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded property,
3BR/2BA residence with studio, fireplace and a
wonderful view of the river. $599,000. Adjacent prop-
erty also available for $599,000. Don Lewis, 745-
3200 or DLewis203@msn.com. 44506
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SPACIOUS GULFVIEW TOWNHOME with
beach and bay access. Brand new construc-
tion, ready for immediate occupancy. Over-
sized two-car garage with extra storage.
$375,000. Traute Winsor, 504-1949. 43282
LIKE NEW on Riverview Blvd. Bright and spa-
cious 4BR home on extra large lot. Beautifully
renovated and ready for immediate occu-
pancy. Separate 1BR guest home. Just min-
utes to Gulf beaches. $344,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-
CHARMING Northwest Bradenton home close
to beaches, shopping and schools. Berber
carpet and ceramic tile throughout. $179,900.
Cindy Pierro 794-6818. 45651
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sq.ft., plus two-car
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ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, ca-
thedral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom
r;-peting, 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.
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3R/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
car garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinlder
system. Great schools! $169,900.
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Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000 -
107 6th St North.......... $449,500
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
209 68th Street.... NEW $369,000
Realtorn 6201 Holmes Blvd.......... $339,000
2406 Avenue A............... $279,500
420 Spring ..................... $219,900
834 So.Bay Blvd ..... NEW $439,000
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
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
777 N. Shore Dr. NEW $1,150,000
4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
7301 Gulf Drive ............ $249,000
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000 *
11360 Perico Isles Circle .. $225,000
719 Estuary Drive.......... $124,900
9915 Manatee Ave.. NEW $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900 -
310 Pine Ave................. $294,500
777 N. Shore Dr..... NEW $1,150,000
2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
Broker 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
Realtor 527 72nd Street............ $549,500
309 Hardin Ave .............. $264,900
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
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BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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43 System starter
46 MTV hosts
48 Whaler, for one
50 Fast-food snack?
56 River connected by
canal to the Volga
57 Movie dog
58 Vegetable fats
61 Greek penultimates
65 Wayside stop
66 Hindu melody
68 Be a klutzy chef?
78 Peak of myth
79 Do a kabobjob
81 "Dilbert" creator
83 lona College
88 Won't fit, as a
93 Place for Cicero
95 Double header?
96 Early Irish
97 Certain win, for
98 Explorer Bering
99 Gave the slip
104 Risk getting
119 See 25-Across
121 Midwest native
American on TV?
124 "You Bet Your
126 TV's Lee
127 Giant chemicals
128 Kind of leopard or
131 Hourglass part
1 Luau, e.g.
2 Stands roars
3 God seen on
5 H.S. subject
6 Dry, in Versailles
8 St. Teresa's home
10 L.A. sked abbr.
11 People: Prefix
13 Swedish mezzo
14 Robert Bums was
15 "Blondie" boy
26 One of the King
Sisters of 40's
29 Electronic control
32 Andrews Sisters,
33 Month after Nisan
34 Chain hotel, for
35 Layer's lair
36 Unonginal reply
37 Crotchety one
40 Actress Wood'of
41 Mrs. Marcos
42 Conditioned reflex
45 Pope Urban II,
48 Papyrus and such
51 Weapon in the
52 Film director Petri
53 City near Mt. Rose
54 Get ahold of
55 Gem State
60 They may be
63 Trespass on
64 Take care of
68 Islamic militant
69 Let up
70 "Romeo and
71 Let out
72 Borodin title prince
73 "Forget it, Little
74 Spread unchecked
80 Somalian model-
82 Part of amatol
84 Like Woody
85 Town ENE of 94 It may be made of 107 Novelist _
53-Down buffalo skins Tennant
86 Where the Rhone 100 Cane, e.g.
and the Saone meet
and the Sane meet 101 It may be passed
89 George Ade's "The
Sultan of 103 Beast that Apollo
90 The Oscars, e.g.
91 Graceful galloper
92 Cane material
105 Forster subject
106 Miss Marple finds
108 1996 Madonna role
112 The Eagles' "Take
113 Indian Ocean
117 Like "Star Wars"
118 Place to go for a
123 "That's news to
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