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Skimming the news ... Shark fishing picking up off Island ... see page 19.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


IISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 37,


July 26, 2000 FREE


Center


director


hopes for


parking


spaces
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Pierrette Kelly fears the worst and
hopes for the best when it comes to put-
ting in new parking spaces around the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
As the Center's director, Kelly said
the $35,000 project that will add 54
much-needed parking spaces includes
having to move a fence that is beyond
the Little League outfield fence.
Once that is done, sod will be re-
moved, the ground graded and more
than 10,000 square feet of crushed shell
will be put in place. The new spaces will
be on the road that runs along the back
side of the Center.
"(Former City Commissioner)
Robert McElheny worked on this for
three years," Kelly said. "It's something
that's needed because parking around
the Center impacts the whole neighbor-
hood. Getting these parking spaces
SEE CENTER, PAGE 3


Mark Bradow, you're a winner!
Mark Bradow of Bradenton has the mullet swarming er, schooling on the surface. His picture is the third weekly
winner in The Islander's Great Snapshot Contest 2000. Bradow can claim his "More-than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-shirt at
The Islander office and his photo will be entered with other weekly winners for a grand prize, of $200 from the newspaper,
a night's stay at Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, framing of the winning photo from Phoenix Frame and gift certifi-
cates from Mister Robert's resortwear and Chez Andre restaurant. There are three more weeks to enter. See more inside.


Rains again flood Island


And on Monday, the rains came again.
A slow-moving band of thunderstorms lumbered
off the Gulf of Mexico around noon July 24 and stalled


Turner calls it quits
Anna Maria's Planning and Zoning Board con-
vened Monday, July 24, to hear a variance request,
which was postponed because property owner Reynold
Glanz, who was requesting a lot split on his Gulffront
property on Pine Avenue, was not present.
Board Chair Tom Turner promptly announced that
"after serving in various positions as a volunteer for
more than 12 years, I find it's time to resign from the
Planning and Zoning Board and as chairman."
Vice chair, now chair, Doug Copeland thanked
Turner for his years of service.
The board members unanimously approved
Ellen Trudelle as its new vice chair on.a nomination
from Margaret Jenkins.
Member Charles Caniff said, "Since I moved
here in 1994 I looked to you as the person with the
most knowledge. I hope we can pick up the phone
and call you with questions."
Turner said, "I don't promise I'll be that avail-
able."


over northern Anna Maria Island.
A little over six inches of rain swamped streets,
flooded some homes and businesses and generally
made a wet mess of things.
It was a repeat of another wet mess 10 days earlier,
when 12 inches of rain fell on the Island July 15.
Probably the only good thing about Monday's rain-
fall was that it came at low tide and, although so much
water fell so quickly that flooding was widespread, the
water receded quickly.
Gulf Drive was closed for a time from the 4600
block to the intersection at Marina Drive.
The "usual suspect" streets and low-lying areas
flooded Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, the S-curve
in the 2100 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach,
and Pine and Magnolia avenues in Anna Maria.
Manatee Emergency Operations Center reported
there were 12 homes flooded on Archer Way in Anna
Maria and 12 to 15 homes in the 6800 block of Holmes
Boulevard.
The storm prompted National Weather Service
officials to issue a flash-flood warning for the Island.
Despite the warning, traffic backed up as cars stalled
or.. 1'1.L .1 through bumper-high water on Gulf Drive,
Holmes Boulevard and Marina Drive.
The American Red Cross had an emergency shel-
ter on stand-by, but did not activate the shelter as flood
waters quickly dropped later in the afternoon.


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Pappenings

Submarine launching
Vacation Bible School
beginning Saturday
An "Ocean Odyssey" for young Islanders is
on the horizon, with a "submarine" sign-up pic-
nic getting the cruise under way on Saturday,
July 29.
It's all part of the Island Baptist Church's
Vacation Bible School, which is open to all Is-
land children for the week July 31-Aug. 4 at the
church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The submarine will involve a church artist
depicting undersea events and Biblical scenes at
the picnic on the church grounds starting at 5:30
p.m. Saturday. Youngsters will be enrolled in
the Bible school during the affair.
The vacation Bible study will be during the
five evenings of the week starting Monday, July
31, at the church. Beverly Willmore will be in
charge.
A spokesperson said the program's aim is to
"teach the Scripture in a different way, empha-
sizing the Bible through events on a pretend
ocean cruise."
Further information may be obtained by
calling 778-0719.


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PAGE 2 0 JULY 26, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


BUDGET BLUES ON ISLAND




Holmes Beach millage rate stays same


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore smiles ev-
ery time she tells someone the city's tax rate is going
to stay the same.
It makes property owners smile, too.
The Holmes Beach city commission tentatively
agreed to keep the city's millage rate at 2.25 mills for
the 2000-01 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
"We haven't raised taxes in four years," Whitmore
said. "We're proud of that."
One mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of as-


sessed value.
For Holmes Beach homeowners, a home valued at
$125,000 and claiming a $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion would pay $225 in city taxes next year.
SCommissioners tentatively approved the millage
rate because the city must submit to the state by Aug.
3 its highest millage rate. There will be two public hear-
ings in September for the commission and the public
to address the proposed budget.
City Treasurer Rick Ashley told the commission at
its July 18 meeting that the budget can be changed up
to the last meeting in September.


Holmes Beach City Commission meetings for Au-
gust have been canceled unless there is an emergency.
In a letter to commissioners, Whitmore wrote the
proposed budget is $4,470,583, which includes re-
serves and carry-over money.
The city's actual operating expenses in the pro-
posed budget come to $3,270,583.
Whitmore said the city is on strong financial foot-
ing with more than $1.2 million in reserves.
Ashley said the city also reaped some additional
money because interest rates are up. The city also garnered
more tax revenue when Publix supermarket opened.


Bradenton Beach proposes 7 percent tax hike


By Paul Roat
It's almost all over except for the shouting as far as
the Bradenton Beach budget process is concerned.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission has unani-
mously approved a property tax rate of 2.7767 mills for
fiscal year 2000-01. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of as-
sessed value of property less any exceptions.
The tax rate is 7 percent above the current year's
2.5925 mills. Total revenue and expenditures for next
year are proposed at $1.948 million, up from the cur-
rent projected spending of $1.615 million, a 21 percent
increase.
Although revenue generated from property taxes in
Bradenton Beach went up about 25 percent from
$412,000 currently to $513,000 for the next fiscal year
- revenue from other sources dropped, hence the in-
creased tax rate.
Revenue from other sources to the city includes
sanitation charges and funds from the state for sales
taxes, gasoline taxes, franchise fees, cigarette taxes and
other income.
The department with the largest budget is police at
a projected $565,000 for next year, up from the pro-
jected expenditures this year of $540,000, or a 5 per-
cent increase. Most of the hike comes from increased
costs for employee insurance. The city also receives
$70,000 from Manatee County for police patrols of
Coquina Beach, which offsets the police budget.
One of the biggest increases in city departments is
in the emergency operations budget category, which
went from a current projected budget of $4,000 to a
proposed $16,000 for next year. Much of the increase
is earmarked to pay for nine cellular phones used by


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The proposed West Manatee Fire & Rescue bud-
get for the 2001 fiscal year includes a 6.22 percent as-
sessment increase.
That's about what it is every year, according to
Chief Andy Price, who drew up next year's budget.
Price said people have to remember that the district
gets its money through assessing homeowners and
businesses.
It's not the same as millage where an entity like the
city of Holmes Beach can plan on getting more money
from year to year because property values increase
every year, especially on a barrier island.
"With the assessment method of taxation, what you
got last year, you get this year," Price said. "It's not like
millage where property values go up each year and you
can count on it. We need a small increase each yearjust
to keep up with the cost of living."
Price said he and the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
board members have "looked at millage, talked about
it, thought about it," but find assessment works best
because all the other fire districts in Manatee County
use it.
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue includes Anna
Maria.Island, northwest Bradenton and Cortez.
The 6.22 percent increase means West Manatee


Department heads faced off city commissioners in Bradenton Beach as they hammered out a budget for the
next fiscal year. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


city officials and department heads.
The administrative budget for next year is
$299,000, up from the current projected budget of
$284,000, or a 5 percent increase. The administrative
budget includes salaries of the three clerks, the five-
member city commission, travel and related items in-
volving city hall.


Streets and roads budget is proposed to be
$275,000, up from the projected $216,000, a 27 percent
increase. Much of the increase is represented by the
proposed hiring of an additional employee and in-
creases in health insurance costs.
Sanitation has a proposed budget of $242,000 next
year versus the current projected budget of $260,000.
The city's planning and building department budget
is projected to be $151,000 for next year, up from the pro-
jected current budget of $148,000. Much of the building
department budget is derived from building permit fees
and other charges levied against construction in the city.
The community redevelopment agency budget for
next year is $96,000, up from the projected current bud-
get of $76,000. Revenue for this budget is derived from
increased property value of the historic old town district
surrounding Bridge Street.
Other departments in the city receiving funds is parks,
with a projected budget next year of $16,000, up from the
current projection of $1,200. The increase is planned for
improvements to the city's two parks.
Major capital improvements for next year include
$40,000 for street paving, $22,000 for a new police car,
and $7,000 for city hall records room improvements. The
revenue to pay for the improvements comes from the re-
serve of the one-cent local-option sales tax revenue.
Officials may reduce the property tax rate when the
final public hearings and budget adoption process is com-
pleted in September, but they cannot increase the tax rate.
The first public hearing on the 2000-01 budget will
begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.


Anna Maria City commissioners
were meeting at presstime to
continue their budget deliberations
for the next fiscal year.


will add another $170,000 in spending, pushing next
year's budget to $2.83 million. The reserve fund has
$1.25 million, Price said.
West Manatee plans to hire three new firefighters
in the 2001 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, Price said.
The proposed budget calls for a 5 percent across
the board pay raise with 1.7 for a cost-of-living adjust-
ment and a 3.3 percent salary adjustment.
Board members were stunned to hear the cost of
insurance rose 40 percent for firefighters, an increase
from $80,000 to $110,000.
Vice Chairman Rob Elliott asked Price if the in-
surance program could be put out to bid.
"It has been my experience," Elliott said, "that
about every three years the insurance company comes
to you and kicks you in the butt."
But one firefighter in the audience said he didn't
want to change insurance companies "because it's a
nightmare for employees when the boss makes a
change."
Price said the 40 percent increase was tacked on
because for the last three years the insurance compa-
nies ate some losses and this year "they said no. We're
passing along the increase."
The West Manatee board is scheduled to meet at 6
p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 at Fire Station No. 1 in
Holmes Beach to approve the budget.


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Historical officers installed
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society's officers and board members for 2000-01 were installed at the last
meeting of the season in May. From left officers and directors are Peggy Diamant, director; Ruth Burkhead,
vice president; George Norwood, president; George McKay, treasurer; John Deam, director; Martha Stewart,
assistant treasurer; and Max Willeson, director. Not pictured are Paula Tripp, corresponding secretary; arid
Pat Copeland, recording secretary. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carolyne Norwood


Center
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
means people won't have to park in other people's
flower beds."
Kelly said there's been so much hemming and
hawing about the Center's parking for the past three
years that she's afraid if it doesn't get built soon the
money will disappear and go somewhere else.
That's not likely, according to Anna Maria Public
Works Director Anne Beck.
The city owns the Center property and a permit for


THE ISLANDER E JULY 26, 20,00 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 26, 7 p.m., budget workshop continuation.
July 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting: Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash address, Holmes
Beach interlocal agreement correction, update CDBG
grant, set budget hearings, home occupation license
application.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 26, 1 p.m., city commission work session on pro-
posed solid waste ordinance.
July 28, 8:30 a.m., city commission work session on
city pier pilings.
Aug. 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

the parking area was issued by former building inspec-
tor Phil Charnock.
Commissioner Bob Barlow, the city's liaison
with the Center, has picked up the gauntlet left be-
hind by McElheny.
"The proposed drawing for parking is complete,
the Center's board wants this and it meets all the nec-
essary requirements and will eliminate the Center's
troubles with regard to providing handicap parking,"
Barlow said. "When this will get done I don't know.
We were hoping it would be done by the start of fall
soccer but it doesn't look likely. "
Barlow said if the new shell parking spaces aren't
finished by the end. of the fiscal year which ends Sept.
30, he's hopeful the city will roll the money over into
next year's budget.
"This has been an ongoing problem for years,"
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Anna Maria City Pier lease: stalemate?


At the July 13 meeting of the Anna Maria City
Commission, the mayor and city attorney were accused
of dilly-dallying over the city pier lease.
But issues remain unresolved and the lease has
neither the approval of the city nor the proposed ten-
ant, leaving all parties in limbo. Neither the mayor nor
the city attorney can proceed without answers.
Mario Schoenfelder, owner of the Rod and Reel
Pier and Motel, was chosen from two other potential
bidders to negotiate with the city for a lease to operate
the city pier by Anna Maria commissioners on May 25.
It was determined the successful bidder would pay
the initial expense of repairing the city pier and build-
ings and also continue to pay to maintain the same
throughout the term of the lease. Commissioners also
asked for $30,000 advance rent on signing the lease.
In his proposal, Schoenfelder offered to repair the
aging structure, to pay $5,000 a rionth rent, and to pay
six months rent in advance.
The 10-year lease was to include a 10 percent rent
increase every two years. Estimates for $200,000 worth
of repairs was to be completed before opening a restau-
rant on the pier.
Schoenfelder said he would begin repairs to the
pier after the lease was finalized.
The first draft of the lease was discussed at the
commission's June 22 meeting. It defined the terms of
the agreement, including pier repairs, but there was
more work to be done before presenting the document
to Schoenfelder, commissioners determined.
City Attorney Jim Dye, who crafted the lease, said
there was a letter received that day from Schoenfelder's
attorney, Roger Conley, that summarized a discussion
between them a few days earlier regarding the "me-
chanics" of the contract.
According to Dye, there were numerous issues to
work out before the tenant was willing to sign off on
the lease agreement.
Some of the issues presented to Dye by Conley
included deferring payment of the required advance
rent to the opening date for the restaurant, limiting re-
pairs, the requirement to open by Sept. 6, defining an


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outdoor dining area and fishing fees.
Dye said Schoenfelder asked to postpone the
$30,000 advance rent payment until he is issued a beer
and wine license and can open the restaurant.
Commissioners were concerned about not collect-
ing rent while work is ongoing to prepare the restaurant
for opening.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda focused concerns on
fishing fees. "I want it to be clear that residents can fish
free at the city's pier," he said.
Dye said regulations regarding the state's blanket
fishing license are ambiguous. He and Manatee County
Sheriff's Capt. Mike Mayer both said they would find
out what the state requires and determine the policy for
fishing fees before the next meeting.
Dye requested a written list of concerns from each
commissioner for consideration before replying to
Schoenfelder's attorney.
On July 5, Dye replied to the list of concerns out-
lined in Conley's June 22 letter, the same issues dis-
cussed at the June 22 meeting.
Conley replied on July 10 that he would like a


meeting "to expedite matters" with the mayor, Dye,
Schoenfelder and himself.
He also asked that the city be able to provide docu-
mentation that it has "clear legal authority to lease the
pier."
On July 11, Dye sent Conley and the city a page
from the next draft lease with changes to the base rent
.to include a $500 increase per year rather than a 10
percent annual increase, as requested by Schonefelder.
Dye states in his memo to Conley, "I don't think
there is any benefit in revising the lease at this time
until we have done additional research on the issues
raised in yours and my last letters."
Dye said he too would prefer to meet "to ensure we
are in agreement on the issues."
That "private" negotiating meeting will occur July 26.
Meanwhile, commissioners, attorneys, residents
and everyone else will have to wait for that outcome.
And it will all need to be discussed at the next city
meeting. The corfmission must agree to the terms of
the lease before the process can proceed to approval
and signing of the lease by Schoenfelder.


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 26, 2000 U PAGE 5


Candidates file papers, run for office


Let the politicking begin!
Qualifying for state and local offices ended last
Friday, and Islanders can expect a flurry of political
activity leading up to the first primary Sept. 5. Run-
off elections will be Oct. 3, and the general election
is Nov. 7.
Some elected officials were spared the need to
hit the campaign trail, as no one challenged their po-
sition. In Manatee County, automatically re-elected
are Sheriff Charlie Wells, Property Appraiser
Charles Hackney, Clerk of Court R.B. "Chips"
Shore, Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr., school board
member Frank Brunner and Sarasota-Manatee Air-
port Authority member Greg Young.
Also taking office without opposition on the legal
front were circuit court judges Charles Williams, Paul
Logan, Lee Haworth, Becky Titus, Janette Dunnigan,
and Nancy Donellan. State Attorney Earl Moreland and
Public Defender Elliott Metcalfe were also unchal-
lenged in their bids to retain office.
Contested races in the primary election include
Florida House of Representatives District 67 Republi-
cans Mike Bennett and Ron Reagan, who will face off
in an open primary.
For the County Commission District 1 race, Julie
McClure is challenging incumbent Amy Stein in an
open primary.
In District 3, Republican incumbent Stan Stephens
is challenged by Republican Jane Von Hahmann in a
closed primary. The winner will face write-in candidate
Frank Lorentzen Nov. 7.
In District 4, Republican-incumbent George Har-
ris will face Edward Stanley in an open primary.
In District 5, Republican incumbent Jonathan
Bruce is challenged by Jim Payne in an open pri-
mary.
District 7 has Republican incumbent Joe McClash
facing Republican Wayne McCammon in a closed pri-
mary, with the winner challenged by write-in candidate
Lee Van Degrift in November.
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat is faced with
opposition by fellow Republicans George Mendez and
Robert Ranick in a closed primary. The winner will be


Open vs. closed

elections
Florida voters two years ago approved
changes to the state Constitution that altered the
way this year's upcoming elections are being
held.
It's the "open" and "closed" primary elec-
tion process.
An open election is one where only one po-
litical party has fielded candidates for office. The
Constitutional change allows voters from any
political party to vote in the elections "open-
ing" the race to all registered voters.
If there are members of both parties running
for one political office, but more than one can-
didate for one party, there will be a primary elec-
tion held to winnow the field but that will be
an election that is "closed" to anyone not of that
political party.
A wrinkle in the process comes from write-
in candidates. Although write-in candidates do
not pay a filing fee and their names literally have
to be written on the ballot, election officials have
determined that with a write-in candidate quali-
fying for office the election is "closed" at the
primary.


challenged by write-in Democrat candidate Irene
Ingram in November.
The school board district 2 Republican incumbent
Harry Kinnan is in an open primary with Clint
Chapman in September.
Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority Seat 2 incum-
bent Jack Rynerson is facing Edwin "Ed" Smith in an
open primary.
Also in November, Florida House of Representa-
tives District 68 Republican incumbent Mark Flanagan
will face Democrat Arlene Sweeting.


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Gateway from bridge to light improves
This bird's eye view of the gateway to Holmes Beach
and King Fish Boat Ramp shows the new improve-
ments. Native grasses, beach dune sunflowers and 74
full-grown Sabal palms, the Florida state tree, are in
place and soon the city will add the Rotary Club's
"Welcome to Holmes Beach" sign to replace the
aging one. The project cost $64,855.39 with half the
money coming from the Florida Department of
Transportation and the city kicking in the other half
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Bring on the clowns
To describe the Island as the focus of the Tampa
Bay area's attention puts it lightly in the wake of the
six-inch rainfall Monday.
Sure, some streets were flooded, cars stalled,
houses and businesses filled with rainwater. But really,
having nearly every Tampa Bay television station con-
verge on Anna Maria Island the day after the rain to
check out the damage is a bit much for what amounted
to a heavy summer thunderstorm.
There was even one TV reporter who held up last
week's Islander newspaper to her viewers to demon-
strate the headline on the July 19 issue: "Island ham-
mered by rain, rain, rain and more rain."
Of course, that was the July 15 storm we reported,
the Saturday deluge that dumped about 12 inches of
rain on parts of the Island in less than six hours one
heck of a thunderstorm.
Many years ago the media was taken to task for red
tide reporting. Motel owners, beachfront restaurants,
Island shops and others complained bitterly about how
the media reports of fish kills and choking airborne
toxins were driving visitors and customers away by
droves when, in many instances, red tide wasn't a prob-
lem at many Island locations.
The lesson was that one shouldn't cry wolf when
all that's out there is a terrier.
We can't help but think that same "wolf" mental-
ity should be considered for storms.
Granted, Monday's six inches of rain in a six-hour
period is a lot. Thankfully it came during low tide and
drained off quickly from all but the most traditionally
troublesome areas.
And no doubt it caused some damage.
It was the second time it's rained so hard in less
than two weeks, adding to the titillation factor.
But we thinks they dost protest too much.
Consider a couple of dining establishments that
were all but dead Monday night as a result of the storm
- a storm that had long since ended and left us with
dry streets and, unfortunately for some businesses, no
customers.
When disasters are reported, heed the warnings, of
course. Don't drive through flooded streets, evacuate
if things get bad, and all the rest.
But all Anna Maria Island needed Tuesday was a
ringmaster and a couple of elephants to make the me-
dia circus complete.
Of course, there's plenty of time left in the "tropi-
cal season."



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Stop harassing Ms. Hodge
I would like to protest the recent treatment and
harassment of Ms. Josephine Hodge. (Hodge was ac-
cused of overzealously feeding pigeons.)
I was lucky enough to be her next-door neighbor
for three years.
Viewing her backyard out of my kitchen window
I was able to enjoy her butterfly garden, the various
songbirds, the migratory birds and the squirrels.
Jo Hodge is a wonderful and caring person that,
through no harm to others, tries to enhance and protect
the beauty and wildlife of the Island.
Maybe Ms. Rathvon should be a little more con-
cerned with the gross and irresponsible overdevelop-
ment of our Island instead of harassing a good woman
who is trying to preserve the beautiful things and what
this Island is all about. If being an individual is now
"against code," we're all in trouble.
Frank Bayol, Holmes Beach

Work boat or excursion craft?
I have lately been reading in your paper (and oth-
ers) about the new boat purchased by West Manatee
Fire & Rescue. I was under the assumption, as I am
sure others are, that this boat was to be used for water
rescues and fires by properly trained personnel.
Over the (Fourth of July) holiday weekend I wit-
nessed the boat being docked and taken out of the wa-
ter. Imagine my surprise when I noted a young teenage
boy on the boat with several fire department members.
Turns out this boy is the son of one of the senior offic-
ers of the department (who had been piloting the boat)
and not an employee of the fire department.
On the night of fireworks in downtown Bradenton,
this same boat appeared. I know that downtown
Bradenton is not in their area, which belongs to the
Bradenton Fire Department who also, by the way, have a
fireboat of their own. I therefore doubted West Manatee
being there in any official work-related capacity, but per-
haps just enjoying the show? Who will pay for the oper-
ating costs incurred by fire department personnel who


were out watching the fireworks? Are they being paid?
And lastly, what about the appearance of this same
boat at the Sarasota boat races? I know that it was not
there in any job-related capacity either. Once again out
of their area, with Sarasota Fire Department owning
their own boat. We overheard some Sarasota "officials"
wondering the same thing.
I wasn't aware that this newly purchased piece of
equipment could be used as a "family-outing excursion
craft" during the holiday weekend. Or to get a close-up
view of the fireworks or boat races.
Who authorizes this? And what about liability? Do
you think their insurance carrier would approve?
Perhaps if this is permitted, then regular citizens can
use it for their families to enjoy, too. Perhaps they'd let my
family use it during the next holiday weekend. We sure
would love to spend a day on the water, see the fireworks
or have front-row "seats" to a boat race.
M. DeMarinis, Holmes Beach
Time to call a halt
Why don't we just pave over the entire Island of
Anna Maria and maybe then our commissioners will
finally say no to the chain stores and developers.
When Eckerds builds its new building it will be
only a few hundred yards from Walgreens. Is this a
sound business decision? Perhaps they are expecting to
profit from the daily influx of our new neighbors from
the Arvida development on Perico.
Heck, why stop with Eckerds, let's invite two or
three McDonalds and a KFC or two and perhaps a few
Dollar Stores to move in as well.
Why must the Holmes Beach commissioners have to
be reminded that visitors to our Island do not come here
to sit in traffic or negotiate parking lots to shop in chain
stores which they can find anywhere else in this country?
I suspect that it will not be long before the seasonal
visitors who have come here for years will begin look-
ing for other places, in Florida or farther south, to spend
their vacations ... other places which are free of traf-
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THE ISLANDER 3 JULY 26, 2000 0 PAGE 7


Berni Roy returns to Island music scene


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Berni Roy says she has finally found her niche.
Although music has always been a part of her life,
she recently decided to make performing a full-time
affair.
The decision came after viewing a feature story
on a 94-year-old woman who became a photogra-
pher in her 70s. "Her advice was to 'pick one talent
and make it your passion.' My passion is music,"
Roy said.
Learning to play by ear as a young child, she at-
tributes getting her "start" from her parents.
"I'd pal around with my father and he'd let me
play the piano at my uncle's bar," she says. "The pa-
trons would give me nickels and dimes even though
I only knew three songs!"
Her mother didn't approve of this venue, but
Roy got practice playing at home and at neighbor-
hood get-togethers. When she started parochial
school, the nuns taught her to read and write music
as well as giving her a background in classical mu-
sic.
Thus, Roy's repertoire is quite broad, allowing
her to please everyone in her audience. Whether you
ask for songs from the 1930s and '40s, classical
compositions, or modern day Cyndi Lauper and
Elton John, there is little she can't play. A very per-
sonable entertainer, Roy interacts with her audience,
letting them approach her on stage and even join in
on a song or two. Her music is familiar and comfort-
ing.
"Each time I play I get butterflies, but people al-
ways have wonderful little stories to share when they
listen to the songs." Roy believes that "music is
magical" and she enjoys being able to share this with
others.
In addition to playing some of her favorite ven-
ues including D.Coy Ducks, Cafe on the Beach, and
Rotten Ralph's, she's found success performing at
private parties.
"Private parties are challenging," says Roy, "be-


Local star meets Hollywood star
Tom Selleck thanked Berni Roy for her selection of
instrumental music at a luncheon held in his honor
on Longboat Key. Selleck was in Sarasota to
promote the opening of his TNT original film
"Crossfire Trail."

cause some people only want music from a specific
era, or they may only want classical music."
Last month she played a selection of Motown
music at a private luncheon honoring Tom Selleck.
"Knowing he's from Detroit, I chose music I
thought he'd enjoy," she explained. "I was very


proud to play for him. You only read about these
things, so I felt very fortunate."
In some ways Roy is very fortunate. Laser sur-
gery on her throat in 1991 almost kept her from sing-
ing again. Doctors told her she would be lucky to
speak, let alone sing. With a great deal of patience
and determination, however, Roy worked through
her voice therapy and regained use of her vocal
range.
Since then she's come a long way. Starting out
wedged in a corner at the former Wine Cellar restau-
rant with a tiny keyboard and a dream, she has
slowly grown into her own. She's put out a compact
disc titled "Deadfish Blues," which features songs
written by local Islanders Randy Willard and her
husband Jimmy Robbins, as well as some of her
compositions.
Other projects that are in the works include col-
laborating with Robbins on writing jingles and re-
cording new material for a second CD.


'Deadfish Blues'
Pick up a copy of "Deadfish Blues" on CD or
cassette at any of Berni Roy's performances. Every
Wednesday night you can find her at D.Coy Ducks in
Holmes Beach..


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Seagoing billboards arriving soon to a bay near you


By Jim Hanson
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Floating billboards will be seen soon off the Anna
Maria Island bridges, and nobody can stop them. Not
many folks seem to want to.
So says the founder of Sea Signs, Mark
Maksimowicz of St. Petersburg. His firm has expanded
to three 33-foot pontoon boats on which 20-foot bill-
boards are mounted. The boats are driven at walking
speed where traffic is heavy or people congregate along
the shore. More boats are being prepared now that the
business has proven itself.
Breweries and suntan lotion firms were the first to
sign up, Maksimowicz said. Their products are being
shown off on the floating billboards to drivers and
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national brands, he said, a Manatee area import com-
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area has invited him to meet.
As for public acceptance, he has heard by phone
and e-mail and letter from many, and he estimates two
of 10 expressed reservations some just question it,
"some want to shoot me." Drivers honk, beach goers
wave at the boats "some of them with one finger."
Governments haven't bothered him, he said. "No-
body except the U.S. Navy can stop you from going
from point A to B on the water. If we anchored we
might be stoppable, but not on the free seas."
He won't go out of his way to challenge laws de-
signed to limit his advertising activities, such as
Sarasota's declaring much of Sarasota Bay a marine
park prohibiting signs. "But if a business wants to


sponsor a billboard in the area, OK.
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property, but get territorial when they get a complaint
from the ninth floor," he said.
His rates work out to about $50 an hour, in addi-
tion to about $350 for a one-time cost of a 20-foot


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held at Island Florist.

Bonser photography shown
at Artists Guild Gallery
The photographic art of John Bonser will be fea-
tured in the August exhibit of the Artists Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
His work concentrates on Manatee County. It is his
third career his first was as a Lutheran pastor in
Pennsylvania, then he founded a second career as a fi-
nancial planner when he came to Bradenton in 1977.
An opening reception for the artist will be from 1
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the gallery. The public is
welcome and details are available at 778-2424.


Pottery, oils, pastels shown
at library next month
The Island Branch Library will display works in
pottery by Regina Faya and oils and pastels by Dan
Rishavy during August.
Born in Cuba, Faya moved to Spain in 1966, then
to New York where she studied at the College of New
Rochelle and finally a four-year stay in Puerto Rico
where she developed her interest in clay.
Rishavy was reared in Minnesota, graduating from
the University of Minnesota. His works have been on
exhibit at the Minneapolis Art Institute Gallery. He
lives now in Bradenton.
The library, at 5701 Marina Drive, opens at 10 a.m.
weekdays, closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday,
6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Sat-
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225 beautifying trees need homes
Heading for its goal of planting 2,000 trees in the
year 2000, Keep Manatee Beautiful is looking for pub-
lic homes for 225 trees from four native species.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director, said the or-
ganization has persimmons, swamp chestnuts, bald
cypress and red maples available in three-gallon con-
tainers. They will be delivered to planting sites along
with fertilizer.
Prospective sites for the free trees include public
buildings, nonprofit agency sites and schools that need
some landscaping. Interested persons may call 795-
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Thus far this year 1,775 trees have been planted in
the program to "Plant Manatee Beautiful in the Millen-
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Workman's reward
Engineer Rich Jasinski surrounded by appreciative
young fans, gathers up bags of popcorn they gave
him when his unit answered a false alarm at St.
Bernard Catholic Church during Bible Camp. He is
with the West Manatee Fire District.


Before ... and after
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Snooty's brethren
held less lucky than he
The Sierra Club gave Snooty a birthday cake last
Saturday, best wishes for many more of the same,
and a reminder that his fellow manatees in the wild
aren't so lucky.
"While Snooty has enjoyed years of adoration
and protection" in his 52 years at the Parker
Aquarium in Bradenton, more manatees are dying in
the wild 231 in 1998 and 268 in 1999 said
Mary Sheppard, conservation chair of the Manatee-
Sarasota Sierra Club.
'We are concerned about the impact on the
manatee population" of marinas at the Heritage
Sound and Riviera Dunes developments, she said.
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the manatee will result in increased mortality."
Injuries from boat propellers kill many manatees
every year.
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Florida waters, she noted as she called for more vig-
orous enforcement of laws protecting the manatee.














By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials are tweaking one of the
major documents that guides development and growth
in the city..
The Land Development Code is the land-use "bible"
municipalities use to guide and control growth, along with
a companion document, the comprehensive plan.
Both documents were mandated for cities and
counties by the Florida Legislature in the mid-1970s,
and Bradenton Beach updated both in 1989. Another
revision is planned within the next two years.
However, Building Official Roger Titus has found
a number of confusing elements in the LDC that he is
proposing to change. His comments were made at a
rare joint meeting of the city commission and planning
and zoning board.
Although many of the proposed changes are minor,
several prompted heated exchanges among officials.
Probably the proposed change with the greatest impact
on residents is the alteration of the so-called "50 per-
cent rule" for new development.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency had
for years required that repairs, remodeling or renova-
tion to property in coastal areas such as Bradenton
Beach not exceed 50 percent of the market value of the
structure without having to meet the requirement to
elevate the structure.
The 50 percent rule was cumulative over a five-
year period. In short, if your house was valued at
$50,000 and you put in a new $25,000 kitchen this year
and, next year, decided to put on a $5,000 roof, you
would have to elevate the structure or wait four
years for the roof.


After years of debate, FEMA officials softened the
50 percent requirement, striking the "cumulative"
clause. Now, a homeowner can pull permit after per-
mit for work on a structure as long as each permit
is less than 50 percent of the market value of the struc-
ture. FEMA does allow cities and counties to have
more strict interpretations of the law, though, and that
strict reading is still in Bradenton Beach's LDC.
Perhaps not for much longer, though.
Titus is proposing removing the "cumulative" as-
pect of the LDC. Other Island cities have already done
so, and Titus's proposal would allow uniform land use
on the Island.
Another significant change proposed is to the city's
board of adjustment. The board determines setbacks
and grants or denies variances. It is a board that is in-
dependent from the city commission.
Proposed is increasing the membership from five
to seven members and allowing members to own busi-
nesses within the city and not be residents of Bradenton
Beach. Membership would still be appointed by the
city commission.
Another ministerial change would call for a vote of
four members of the city commission to change the
city's comprehensive plan. Currently the LDC calls for
a simple majority of those in attendance, so in theory
two city commissioners could change the comp plan
rather than the proposed four..
The proposed changes will be discussed before the
city's planning and zoning commission, probably later
this month, and planner's recommendations will go to
the-city commission for final approval before submit-
tal to state officials for adoption.



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Obituaries


Homer Ray Buchan
Homer Ray Buchan, 70. of Holmes Beach, died
July 21 at home.
Born in Mulberry, Fla., Mr. Buchan came to Mana-
tee County from Tampa in 1994. He served in the U.S.
Navy during the Korean War. He was a packing super-
visor with Schlitz Brewery in Tampa for 27 years. He
was a member of the St. Clements Episcopal Church in
Tampa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Island Chapel, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by sons Christopher Roy of Holmes
Beach and Kerry James of Savanna, Ga.; sisters Rob-
ert Huskey of Georgia, Winifred Higbe of Jacksonville,
and Helen Carlton of Plant City; brother Robert of
Bradenton Beach; and one grandchild.


William R. Mote
William R. Mote died at age 93 on July 18. A me-
morial service will be held for Mr. Mote at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 10, at Mote Marine Laboratory's Mar-
tin-Selby Education Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Seating is limited, and reservations may
be made by ,p, ng 388-4441, ext. 473.


Constance King Newcomb
Constance King Newcomb of Holmes Beach died
July 16 at Blake Medical Center.
Born in Jacksonville, Ill., Mrs. Newcomb came to
Manatee County there in 1962. She was a graduate of
MacMurry College, a member of Phi Nu Society, and
received a teaching certificate from Lexington School
for the Deaf and a master's degree from Columbia Uni-
versity. She was a special education teacher in New
Mexico. She served as a volunteer overseas with the
American Red Cross.
Mrs. Newcomb was active in the Offstage Ladies
and the Key Royale Club. She was a member of the
Colonial Dames of America, Descendants of Honor-
able Colonial Families. She was a member of Episco-
pal-Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Services were July 22 at Church of the Annuncia-
tion. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, was
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Cynthia K. Wardell of
Holmes Beach; son John R. Newcomb III of Laurel,
Fla.; three grandchildren, Melissa Wardell of Holmes
Beach, Sierry Luria of Sarasota and Clayborne
Newcomb of Bushnell, Ill.; and three great-grandchil-
dren, James Wardell of Holmes Beach and Lucas and
Ivy Luria of Sarasota.


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One down, one to go with Bimini Bay dredging


As the Key Royale dredging project in Bimini Bay
is coming to an end, the City of Anna Maria is looking
to maintenance dredge the Lake La Vista Inlet.
The city deducted $2,000 from the final payment
for the Key Royale dredging project to contractor En-
ergy Resources Inc. for a Florida Department of Envi-
ronment Protection fine, $200 to replace a damaged
benchmark at the spoil site and $200 to repair curbing
at the spoil site entrance.
Another expense was resolved by the contractor's
insurance company for $5,000, paid to Florida Power
and Light in October 1999. FPL claimed Energy Re-
sources damaged power lines under the channel.
The pass to Bimini Bay splits the Anna Maria-
Holmes Beach city lines and is therefore considered a
shared responsibility by the City of Anna Maria,


Holmes Beach and the West Coast Inland Navigational
District.
In May 1998 the cities received a $150,000 grant
from WCIND. The project was expected to cost
$269,000 and each city earmarked $50,000 towards the
dredging cost and agreed to split the engineering costs.
The 1,800-foot channel was dredged to a depth of
7 1/2 feet below mean low tide.
A larger than estimated amount of material was
required to be removed and cost over runs brought the
total bill for the contractor to $216,790.75. That figure
does not include engineering costs.
The final engineering bill from Zoller, Najjar &
Shroyer Inc. for $234,953 was submitted June 27.
In addition, Energy Resources had an agreement
with Galati Marine that requires Galati to replace dam-


Thomas selected to show works at Ringling


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria artist Richard Thomas landed another
prestigious plum when he was selected to show his wa-
tercolor paintings at the John and Mable Ringling Mu-
seum of Art's "Sarasota Biennial 2000" art show.
Curator and art historian Mark Ormond chose Tho-
mas as one of 60 artists out of 1,000.
All works had to be by artists who had lived in
Florida. The work had to be completed by 1997 and
never have been exhibited.
The show runs from July 28 through Nov. 5 at the
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay
Shore Road, Sarasota. For information, call 359-5700.
Ormond, former senior curator and deputy for col-
lections and programs at Ringling, spent more than a
year searching out artists who spent a lifetime in


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onto the project to have their "dogleg" dredged from
the channel to the marina.
Next up for the City of Anna Maria is the applica-
tion to dredge Lake LaVista Inlet and use the spoil for
beach nourishment near the city pier.
Public Works Director Anne Beck said her origi-
nal application for a permit got "Y2K'd" it was left
in a file mistakenly dated March 1999 and forgotten.
She said there were several others that had the same
problem with their permit applications.
The permit is sought from the Army Corps of En-
gineers and a letter from Ronald Silver, chief of the
West Permits Branch of the Corps, states that the city
should "abide by conservation recommendations to
reduce the risks of a take of a sea turtle."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared a
"Biological Opinion" that concluded there would not
likely be adverse affects on manatees as long as the
conditions of the permit are met.
Its mandatory conditions for the permit are ex-
pected to reduce sea turtle risks.
Recommendations include conducting the project
outside the nesting season, maintaining a survey of
nesting after the project for three years and the place-
ment of educational signs at beach access points ex-
plaining the importance of the area to sea turtles.
Loggerhead nesting season is presently active, with
a nest laid at Bayfront Park last week. The nesting sea-
son continues through October when the last hatchlings
are expected to emerge.
Beck says it's too hard to work at the Lake La Vista
inlet in the east winds of winter and she hopes. to be
able to commit to the project if there have been no nests
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Cortez Road '3-laning'

discussion continues
Just tell us what you want.
That's pretty much the word from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation regarding the proposed
addition of a third traffic lane on Cortez Road from the
Cortez Bridge to 119th Street through the village.
"We've offered to put in pedestrian islands ref-
uge islands in Cortez," DOT spokesman Gene
O'Dell said.
"It's all up for grabs. We need to come to some
resolution with the community as to where the islands
go and how many of them are needed."
That's just what Cortez is doing after a meeting last
week of Florida Waterfronts Cortez, the organization
that has been carrying the Cortez Road arrangements.
Meeting in Waterfronts quarters in the old
firehouse, about 20 Cortezians voted on what they
would like to be done on their main thoroughfare,
where fast traffic and left-turn jams have been prob-
lems for years.
Unanimous yes votes were for the suggestions for
grass landscaping and a sidewalk all along the north side
of the road, "Slow Down" and "Pedestrians Ahead" signs
starting east of the village for westbound traffic.
"Anything to slow the traffic," said Linda Molto,
Cortez activist who has been involved in the search for
solutions.
A roundabout somewhere along the road was sug-
gested, but Jim Kissick of Bradenton Beach warned
that the roundabout installed in that Island city a few
years ago hasn't been successful, to his thinking.
The results of the meeting will be forwarded to
DOT by Janet Hoffman, manager of Waterfronts
Cortez.
The project is planned for 2001-02 and funded at
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Newsletter proposed for Anna Maria City residents


Anna Maria City Commissioner Bob Barlow has
been busy preparing a newsletter for residents and vot-
ers in his city.
He sent Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh a 10-page pro-
posal detailing how the newsletter will be developed,
edited, laid out, printed and mailed. He proposes to
publish the newsletter, which he has named "The Anna
Maria City Record," bi-monthly with "timely facts and
information about city business for residents and prop-
erty owners."
Barlow even produced a prototype issue, which
includes photos of the mayor and commissioners, their
home addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail
addresses and their responsibilities to the city as liasons
and board members.
The prototype states "The Record will be more a
factsletter than newsletter." It portends to avoid items
and formats which belong in the news media. "No sto-
ries, no editorials, no letters of opinion and no colors
or ads ... just black-and-white facts," it states.
The prototype includes full-length meeting min-
utes for the April and May city commission meetings
as well as minutes from city board and committee
meetings.
It lists a schedule of upcoming meetings, a section
titled "Setting The Record Straight," which states "mi-
nor misquotes, rumors and misunderstandings can ac-
quire a mischievous life of their own."
There's even a section on how the Record came
into being, which explains that events that led to the
election of four new city officers included citizen meet-
ings to determine criteria by which these citizens could
measure the "contenders."
At these citizen meetings, the newsletter states,
communication was at the top of a list of of priorities
in narrowing candidate selections and informing con-


stituents.
"After the election," the prototype states, "the
group contacted Barlow and offered to do the legwork
necessary to get The Record up and running ...."
The newsletter says "they began to collect data," but
no one in the group has received credit for their input in
Barlow's production. "The group" is anonymous.
Barlow proposes an initial editorial board made up of
the volunteer group that produced the prototype, but when
asked who helped him, he was reluctant to name names.
"Lots of people helped," Barlow said.
Commissioner Jay Hill said he suspects the news-
letter was constructed by a group headed by Anna
Maria residents Karen and John Trivers during the past


election. Their group asked candidates to attend private
interviews and Hill refused, saying he thought it should
be open to the public.
Hill said the newsletter was supposed to be "a po-
litical" in nature, but instead it reflects what he said he
believes may be the Trivers' committee objectives.
No records exist at city hall as to how the newslet-
ter was developed other than the meeting minutes
which are included in the text. There are no records of
the numerous bids obtained, the postage rates, mailing
services or the stories proposed until Barlow presented
his "package."
Barlow asked to have the newsletter placed on the
Aug. 10 commission agenda.


Points of Light goes to Pettigrew


Derek Pettigrew of Holmes Beach received a
Points of Light award for "exemplary service to the
community," as his notice from Gov. Jeb Bush to the
new Manatee High School graduate states.
The good word caught young Pettigrew on the
fly he was on his way to Gainesville, where he is
attending his first semester at the University of
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Pettigrew said he'll major in public relations.
He is the younger son of John and Joan Pettigrew,
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 17, domestic battery, 300 block Pine Avenue.
A verbal argument between a husband and wife turned
physical when the husband grabbed his wife and shook
her, leaving marks on both her arms, according to the
report. The husband left the scene before deputies ar-
rived.
July 18, trespass, 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City
Pier. Suspects entered the pier's "no trespassing" area
and were told to leave by deputies.
July 18, criminal mischief, 100 Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria City Pier. Unknown persons separated the lids
from the hinges on three bait boxes at the pier. Noth-
ing was taken, according to the report.

Bradenton Beach
July 14, domestic disturbance, 2400 block Avenue
B. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.
The wife said she and her husband got into an argument
over not paying the FPL bill. She said her husband
made threats to her and pulled the telephone off the
wall, smashed it, then took a broken piece of the phone
and scratched his face, stating he would have her ar-
rested for battery, according to the police report. He
said she grabbed him and scratched him. Due to the
conflicting reports, no charges were filed. The husband
agreed to leave for the day.
July 14, found property, 600 block Cortez Road,
police department, a wallet was turned over to an of-
ficer outside the police station.

Holmes Beach
July 14, information, 100 block 52nd Street. The
complainant said he had run over a pot hole in the
street, damaging the front alignment of his vehicle. The
complainant said he believed the asphalt collapsed
when he ran over it.
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July 15, assault, 4600 block Gulf Drive. Two vic-
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the suspect drove his Jeep off the road and attempted
to strike them with the vehicle, according to the report.
The suspect splashed the victims, who were unhurt.
The suspects drove off and a search of the area did not
locate the vehicle.
July 15, battery, 3000 block Gulf Drive. A woman
went to another woman's residence to collect a $5
debt. The woman did not pay.the debt, and the woman
who had loaned her the money grabbed her by the hair
and slapped her, then left, according to the report. Of-
ficers went to the suspect's home, and she admitted
going to the other woman's home, but said she did not


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tion, and a battery charge was lodged against the sus-
pect the next day after the pair had stopped drinking,
according to the report.
July 17, auto theft, 200 block Seaside Court. Police
were called when a man went to his ex-girlfriend's
house to retrieve his truck only to find it missing and
apparently stolen. The man later called police back and
said his ex-girlfriend had taken the truck to a body shop
for repairs and the stolen vehicle report was a misun-
derstanding.
July 20, theft, 3214 East Bay Drive, Island Rental.
The complainant said unsecured items were taken from
the front of the store. Removed were two bicycles, nine
skim boards and two pairs of sunglasses with a total
value of $2,199.
July 20, burglary of a vehicle, 2900 block Avenue
E. The complainant said he left his unlocked truck in
his driveway overnight and someone removed a por-
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"You need to learn to stay in the present. If you're.
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mental conditioning, taking a pro-active approach."
Cobo adds that knowing your game is critical be-
cause if you do, you can learn to adapt.
"You can play to your strengths and hide your limi-
tations," she said. "And if you want to change, you've
got to experiment."
Another important aspect of becoming a better
golfer is to learn.to trust your equipment.
"If you don't use your driver," Cobo said, "why
even put it in your bag?"
After talking with Cobo for more than an hour, Cobo
had this to say, "You want to remember. Theory is impor-
tant but the work outside at the driving range and on the
putting green is crucial to lowering your handicap."
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to 21 inches and two trout of 16 and 20 inches.

Darling, Fournier
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Both were plus nine on a modified Stableford scor-
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Neal Curtis and myself tied for second at plus
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Darling had two closest-to-the-pin greenies while
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Futurists point out new technologies for 21 st century


A group of futurists have come up with the top 10
emerging technologies expected to be among the lead-
ing economic trends in this century.
A think tank in Washington D.C. has peered into
its crystal balls or stirred-up mullet entrails or some-
thing to come up with the predictions. Personally, I've
always wondered why people envisioning the future
can't envision it from some place other than D.C. a
Caribbean Island or Anna Maria, for-example but
whatever the reason, here's the group's picks for trends
to watch.
Portable information devices that combine the
Internet, TV and cell phones in a small laptop-like
computer that is completely portable and costs only
pennies a minute to use.
Cars powered by fuel cells comprised of hydro-
gen-oxygen that would emit oxygen, not toxic exhaust.
Ford, Toyota and Daimler-Chrysler are expected to
introduce experimental models of these new vehicles
within four years.
Farming controlled by computers with laser-
guided robots to handle crop management and satellites
to monitor soil conditions.
Online buying of goods to eliminate the need to
leave your house ever.
Intelligent, interactive networks to create some-
thing called "teleliving" that further keeps people at
home, locked into their computers for work and play.
Programs within computers to monitor files,
faxes, phone calls and e-mail to handle the information
stream for you.
Genetically manipulated food, both vegetable and
animal, become commonplace.
Computerized health care to enhance medical
systems to the point where a chip will contain your
entire medical history and perhaps it will be in-
stalled in your.body to avoid loss.
Enhancement of alternative energy sources such
as wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric to replace
coal and oil.
Small, smart robots with artificial intelligence to
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The think tank folks at George Washington Uni-
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come up with a timeline of when some of this stuff is
supposed to happen.
They predict that half the goods sold in the United
States will be marketed on the Internet by 2004. Astro-
nauts will have a permanent base on the moon by 2015.
Automated highways that control speed, direction and
braking will evolve by 2017. Genetic engineering will
have cured most illnesses by 2025.

Another futuristic tale
Peter Cordiani of Riviera Beach has come up with
a wacky idea that has drawn the attention of weather
watchers around the world.
He wants to drop "Soil Moist" onto hurricanes to
literally suck the life out of the storms. "Soil Moist" is
a garden product that's comprised of granules that can
absorb 250 times its weight in water.
Cordiani figures if you drop a few tons of the stuff
on a hurricane, it will suck the moisture out of the storm
and cause it to weaken.
The director of hurricane research for the U.S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
says that most of the hurricane-diffusing ideas his of-
fice gets are "just plain loony," but says of Cordiani's
concept that "he's hit on something that's within the
realm of physical possibility. If this worked, it probably
would be worthwhile only in the most intense hurri-
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Cordiani says "I don't expect to shut down the
whole storm, and then 20 minutes later it's sunny again.
But this stuff will reduce the impact considerably so
that all we're dealing with is a thunderstorm."
"Soil Moist" is going to be tried out this summer
in some storm clouds over Colorado.
Oh, and Cordiani has applied for a patent on his
idea, even though he doesn't sell the water-sucking
granules at least, not yet.

Electronic books, too
Futurists also predict that most books and maga-
zines will be "published" online by 2007. Stephen King
is ahead of that curve, with the first chapter of his book
"The Plant," available on the Internet this week.
And get this: King is doing a self-publishing job
with this book using the honor system. If you read the
first chapter and like it, send him a dollar. If he gets
enough feedback or cash he'll keep writing it.
"Will it work?" King says. "My kids, who know a
lot more about the Web than I do, say 'no way.' My
accountant, the fiscal tough guy of all time, says he
thinks it will. I don't know. All I know is I've got a hell
of a good story to tell, and if you pay me I'll tell it."
As you may remember, King wrote a short story
available only on the Web that was hugely successful
financially. Apparently the top venue for the story nor-
mally would have been a magazine, where King could
have gotten about $10,000. By putting it on the web
and having people pay $2.50 to read it, he's made
$450,000 so far.
Electronic books were the topic of a conversation
I had not too long ago with novelist James W. Hall.
Islanders got something of a coup with him in January,
since his talk before the Island Branch Library's
Friends of the Library was his first stop in promoting
his newest novel, "Rough Draft." Island readers must
like Hall too, since more than 100 of us showed up to
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E-books, by the way, are electronic screens about
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Snook, reds, sharks, grouper hitting hard, heavy


By Capt. David Futch
Shark fishing for black tips in Tampa Bay contin-
ues to be the hottest thing going right now. Capt. Matt
Bowers on the the Outcast said Thursday night was the
hottest he has seen shark fishing after he caught 10
black tip sharks in a little over two hours.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
reporting for Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II
said Zach's customers are landing catch-and-release
snook to 35 inches, getting scattered redfish to 32, trout
to 22 inches in north Sarasota Bay, Palma Sola Bay and
Anna Maria Sound.He said he's slamming snapper in
the Longboat Pass area. Zach said the shrimp and white
bait are unusually big for this time of summer.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he has been
catching mackerel to five pounds in 30 feet of water. There
are trout to 25 inches in the bay and mangrove snapper to
three pounds just about anywhere you go.
"We're getting a lot of flounder and catching black
tip sharks," Kimball said. "There are plenty of red
grouper to 15 pounds in 100 feet of water and a lot of
small dolphin."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina said snook, redfish and flounder are
his picks of the week.
Sam Knowles at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon fishing has slowed a bit while redfish are around
in Sarasota and Palma Sola bays.
"Grouper have been doing good. People tell me
about catching 20-pound, 30-inch gag grouper,"
Knowles said. "There are a lot of snapper around the
passes."
Capt. Matt Bowers on The Outcast out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach went shark fishing
Thursday night and from 7 to 9 p.m., caught 10 and had
a number of other sharks on the line.
Bowers is also catching a lot of red grouper and
school dolphin in 100 feet of water.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
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around the bridges and range markers while trout and
redfish are on the flats and grouper and snapper are in
80 feet of water.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said more redfish have shown up in the past week and
shark fishing is peaking, but tarpon have shut off and
have almost disappeared.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out
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Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
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Manatee River picked up.
"Snook are still in the mouth of the Manatee and
off Rattlesnake Point. The tarpon have moved off the
beach and up into the bay," Smith said. "Friends of
mine said they've moved up toward Gandy Bridge.
Mackerel have been decent around the Sunshine Sky-
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that weighed five pounds real jumbos. With all the
bait in the upper bay, the mackerel have moved up
there. Mangrove snapper are in the same area.
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If so, you might have a picture that could be a con-
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more weeks on the cover of The Islander. Each weekly
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Judging begins by a selection of pictures from sub-
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Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
Contest winners will appear weekly through Aug.
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extended eligibility. Photos previously published or
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Sandscript
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18

the same size as a hardback novel that can contain a
dozen or so books within their chips. You plug the
book into your computer, pay a few bucks for the novel
you want, download it and read away.
Hall said he believed the future of publishing was
e-books. "I know, I know, it's not the same as holding
a book in your hands and turning the pages," he said
before I could object, "but they're coming. Look at the
kids today with 30 pounds of textbooks in their back-
packs. With an e-book, they can have all their
classwork in one lightweight package."
Hall has a point and, although I don't like the idea
of losing the cachet of having and reading a signed
first-edition novel, I like the idea of traveling with 10
books for the weight of one.
If you want to join into the King crusade, log onto
www.stephenking.com.
Happy scrolling.

Don't expect to find these books
on the Web any time soon
Finalists in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction con-
test for really, really bad writing have been announced.
This year's winner is Gary Dahl, the guy who invented
the Pet Rock in the 1970s and made a fortune.
The contest challenges writers to come up with
the opening sentence of an imaginary novel. The
competition, orchestrated by the English department
at San Jose State University in California, was
named after 19th century English novelist Edward


George Bulwer-Lytton who actually began a book.
with those infamous words, "It was a dark and.
stormy night."
You might want to cover your eyes when you read
Dahl's prose:
"The heather-encrusted Headlands, veiled in fog as
thick as smoke in a crowded pub, hunched precariously
over the moors, their rocky elbows slipping off land's
end, their bulbous, craggy noses thrust into the thick
foam of the North Sea like bearded old men falling
asleep in their pints."
Aack!
But if you think that's bad, read this winner in the
detective category, penned by Laura Sebastian of Miami:
"Becky Flatbush was the quintessential Girl Cop:


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


50th in Tanzania
Dr. John and Susan
Sharp of Holmes
Beach share their
Islander with a guide
at Ngoromgovo Crater
in Tanzania during a
trip the Island couple
made to celebrate
their 50th wedding
anniversary.


wisecracking, shrewd, prone to PMS-inspired shooting
'mistakes,' yet tender, compassionate and actually very
good with criminals when she was not feeling bloated
and cranky and like she wanted to kill someone just to
relieve her monthly depression."

Sandscript factoid
Water managers are looking into the future, too,
and it's pretty bleak out there.
West Central Florida, from Pasco County to Char-
lotte, will need an additional 370 million gallons of
potable water a day by the year 2020. That increase
works out to the amount of water that flows over
Niagara Falls for a little more than eight minutes.
Additional water sources are expected to be found
in rivers and by reclaiming stormwater.






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bay access! Amenities include a comfy great- room plan
enhanced by a cozy brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings
with track lights and clerestory windows. The cheerful eat-
in kitchen offers Corian countertops, handsome oak
cabinetry, pantry plus a center island and a dumbwaiter.
The private master suite features a spacious bath with
deep Jacuzzi tub, fully tiled shower, private dressing room
with vanity, and walk-in closet. There is a fully tiled family
room downstairs with an adjoining 16 by 12 ft. laundry
room and oversized double car garage. Sturdy concrete
block and stucco construction and a barrel tiled roof assure
easy-care maintenance. There are storm shutters for all
windows, an automatic sprinkler system for all specimen
plants and a screened lanai overlooking the sparkling wa-
terway and Bimini Bay! Priced at $629,900, including a
preferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty!


DROP ANCHOR HERE!
This spacious 3BR/3BA canalfront home is located on
a lovely residential drive in the secluded village of Anna
Maria. Features include a bright, southerly exposure and
electric boat lift plus boat dock with direct bay and Gulf
access! There is a wonderful split bedroom design with
a central stairway/art gallery, lit from above by skylights.
Other features include a tiled fireplace, French doors,
cozy waterside Florida room and luxurious, fully tiled
family room plus triple-car garage. The easy care river-
rock landscaping is enhanced by lush tropical plantings
and trees. Don't miss this incredible offering. Priced at
only $435,000, including a preferred one-year
homeowner's warranty!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME REDUCED!
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $21+9-0eeReduced to 208,999.
The lowest priced home in Anna Maria.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


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


HOLMES BEACH. Clean and bright 2BR/2BA
condo across the street from the beach. Small
eighteen-unit complex, heated pool, screened
lanai, electric hurricane shutters and covered
parking. $149,900, furnished turnkey. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.


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TROPICAL ISLAND HIDEAWAY. Sea Pirates
Condo. 2BR/1BA ground-floor unit with private
courtyard, solar heated caged pool, on-site
laundry, turnkey furnished. $114,900. Call Carla
Price 778-5648 eves.


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DUPLEX 2,610 sq. ft. living area, 2BR/2BA and 2BR/IBA, ga-
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CANAL ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, pool, 2,700 sq. ft. Decks. $455,000.
LAUREL OAKS New 3BR/2BA, heated pool/spa. $268,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
$39,000, OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores. 150 ft.
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Real Estate


Island property sales
110 Mangrove, a lot possibly measuring 75x110,
was sold 6/28/00, Munson to Lamar. for $175,000;
list $179,000.
202 35th St., Holmes Beach, the old La
Margarita Apts., a Gulffront 3,224 sfla four-plex of
5bed/4bath built in 1976 on a 100x100 lot, was sold
6/30/00, Heymann to Clover Industrial et al, for
$880,000; list $895,000.
204 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,263 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1974 on a "irregularly"
shaped lot, was sold 6/30/00, Hueber to Merritt, for
$170,000; list $179,000.
2814 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,814 sfla 6bed/
3bath triplex built in 1958 on a 100x100 lot, was
sold 6/27/00, Bryne to Ungvarsky, for $195,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 213 Sandy
Pointe B 2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar condo built in
1994, was sold 6/29/00. Dammann to Davis, for
$130,000; list $139,900.
513 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 5bed/
3bath/lcar/pool 2,106 sfla home built in 1969 on an
80x105 lot, was sold 6/30/00, Greenberg to Guthrie,
for $335,000; list $349,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 6/30/00, Jungreis to Cress, for $379,000;
list $399,000.
603 N. Point Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,360 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car/pool/canal home built in 1986 on a
S90x125 lot, was sold 6/30/00, Global Human Con-
sult to Kempster, for $339,900; list $349,900.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REACTORS
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Do you yearn for endless
views of passing boats on ." ,I
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sunrises? Then this is your
dream come true! Its spa- s.__
cious greatroom welcomes
the ever-changing view into this 2BR/2BA home. A triple-sided
fireplace gives privacy to the office/den. Complete with dock and
ground-level A/C bonus room. ALL THIS FOR JUST $334,900!

GULFSTREAM
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Four single-family lagoon-
front lots available, starting
at $79,000. Custom-built
home coming soon. Several
plans available from our
builder.
Call Darcie Duncan, GRI
for further details.


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Realty raves
Ron Cornett and Jane Grossman topped the
honor roll for Wagner Realty in June, respec-
tively leaders in listings and sales. Other top
listers included Mary Wickersham and Cindy
English of the Longboat Key office. Dorothy
Cook was Longboat Key's top salesperson.
Carole Heinze led Arvida Realty Services'
Anna Maria Island office in both the number of
listings and sales during the month of June.


609 Foxworth, Key Royale, a non-canalfront
1,276 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1970
on a 105x105 lot, was sold 6/30/00, Bluemel to
Zimmerman, for $212,000.
104 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,000 sfla
2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1966 on a 60x85 lot,
was sold 7/7/00, to AMI Bayshore Dev., for
$150,000; list $150,000.
106 Los Cedros, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,671
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on an
80x128 lot, was sold 7/3/00, Brown to Wright, for
$295,000; list $329,000.
110 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,517 sfla



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faction is and always has
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800 865-0800 email: mariannebc@aol.com



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2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1945 on a 60x85 lot,
was sold 7/7/00, Morales to AMI Bayshore Dev, for
$175,000; list. $175,000.
217 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,479 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1947 on a
60x110 lot, was sold 7/5/00, Kemmerly to Fritch, for
$235,000; list $246,500.
2402 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,026 sfla 2bed/1&1/2bath/cp home built in 1965 on
a 50x100 lot, was sold 7/7/00, Weinberg to Sillars,
for $275,000; list $275,000.
709 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 35
Westbay Cove South, a 2bed/2bath 1,240 sfla condo
built in 1977, was sold 7/5/00, Jodat to Weld, for
$189,000; list $195,000.
726 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
3,165 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1988
on a pie-shaped lot, was sold 7/3/00, Weber to
Swamy, for $590,000; list. $649,000.
8202 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 90x132 lot,
was sold 7/3/00, Glanz to Oberhofer, for $149,500;
list $149,500.

Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real
estate broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Is-
lander. 2000.


Sandeastle orow casti l ..

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

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


WEST OF GULF DRIVE ONLY 150 FT. TO BEACH
ACCESS Attractive 2BR home refurbished 1988,
plus new roof in 1998. Greatroom design with spa-
cious living area plus charming apartment for guests
or rental. Beautifully landscaped lot is 95 by 131 ft.
and 14 by 29 ft. screened porch. Room for pool off
porch and lots of potential! $575,000.



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


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and
mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) in-
cluding two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

FLORIDA SILK FLOWERS We design and custom
make silk trees, flower arrangements and greenery
baskets. 423 Cortez Road. 752-9777.
BEIGE-DESIGN SOFA excellent condition, 83
inches long. 778-6273.
FILTER QUEEN VACUUM nearly new, very good con-
dition with attachments. Call 778-3204 to see. $100.

USED APPLIANCES: Full- and apartment- size; re-
frigerators, washer/dryers, stoves, dishwashers. All
appliances guaranteed. Beach to Bay Appliance
Service Center, 778-5757.

SPINET PIANO and bench. $200. To see call 778-
6956 or 778-0030.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Clearance sale 50% off.
Closed in August. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. July hours, Sat-
urdays only, 9am-1pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Everything 50% off.


FOUND small calico cat, declawed, very affection-
ate. Area of Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach.
778-2246.
FOUND PUPPY approximately 2 months old, vicin-
ity of Circle K, Bradenton Beach. Call 778-6000.
FIND GREAT DEALS on everything else in The
Islander, 778-7978.


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


1994 FORD ECONOLINE convertible van by
Sherrod. Raised roof, captain's chairs, seats six,
bench seat in rear lowers into bed, newly detailed
with clean upholstery/interior. 61,803 miles. For fur-
ther information call 778-4490.


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

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
CHARTER BOAT "SUZIE" Sight-seeing charter to
Egmont Key and Tampa Bay. All Charters tailored to
your likes and time frame. Swimming and shelling.
For more information call Captain Iver (941) 795-
6479, pager 319-2637.
BOAT SLIP: Park right next to your boat! Newly re-
built dock on Marina Drive (second canal off Palm
Drive) in Holmes Beach. $95 per month. 778-8608.

GULF FISHING, scuba diving and snorkeling aboard
the Ocean Action I. Call for information, 941-794-
5980 or find us at www.divefish.com.


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

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


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

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

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced reporter for award-winning weekly news-
paper. Join a winning team. Journalism background
a must. Send resume via fax, e-mail or mail to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, fax 778-9392 or e-mail news@islander.org.
SALES CLERK nights and weekends. Shell Land
Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
NURSING CARE needed for active disabled woman.
Year-round resident needs help weekend nights and
mornings. Flexible hours. Benefits. Traveling nurses
are also needed. 383-6953.

RESERVATION CLERK for resort rental office.
778-2663.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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


ISLAND GIRL WANTS to do child-sitting days, eve-
nings and/or weekends. Jobs on Anna Maria Island
given priority. Experienced. Call Hillary at 779-9122.


MATURE, KIND, non-smoking nursing assistant
available for private duty quality care in your home.
Please call Ms. Rolman. 941-365-2863.


Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!

Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
at www.islandreal.com

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VIEWS OF THE INTERCOASTAL! El-
evated 3BR/1.5BA home provides nice views.
Well maintained open plan with elevated decks
along front and back. Two large garages on
first floor with plenty of storage. $279,500






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NEW TUSCANY-STYLE HOME beauti-
ful 2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool.
Graciously appointed with ceilings, 3 piece
crown molding, hardwood floors, Mexican tile
and lush landscaping! $369,000.


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DON'T MISS THIS beautiful and totally
updated 4BR/3BA family home close to
beach. $229,500.


HISTORIC ISLAND CANALFRONT
beach home! 4BR/3.5BA lovingly preserved
with high beamed ceilings, fireplace, French
doors. Dock winds through natural man-
groves to deep water canal. $449,000..




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DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER steps to public SMACK DAB ON THE GULF! Fantastic
beach on Anna Maria Island. Two duplexes sunsets from this 4BR/3BA and 3BR/2.5
on one parcel of land both identical. Each BA duplex! Seawalled, built like a fortress.
unit 2BR/1BA with terrazzo floors. Two story, one-of-a-kind. $1,150,000.
$489,000.


SUNRISES AND INTERCOASTAL/BAY
VIEWS! This two year old 3BR/2.5BA elevated
Spanish style home features foam block construc-
tion, maple hardwood floors, oak staircase, carved
mahogany doors, solar heated pool. $895,000.


LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Under
total renovation canalfront 4BR/3BA island home
on large (100 by 117 ft.) lot with pool and boat
dock. Brand new two-car garage. Act now and pick
your carpet, tile and paint colors! $599,000.


GREAT END UNIT on first floor with pleas-
ant water view. One of the rare end units with
no one above you. Bright and cheery with
split plan. Second bedroom can also be a den.
Covered carport at front door. $124,900.


NICE 2BR/1BA HOME in North Holmes
Beach neighborhood. Across the street from
canal and designated boat slip. Large shady
corner lot. Zoned duplex. Excellent rental
history. $189,000.


GATED WALLED LOTS 50 by 100 ft. lots,
part of a four-unit land condo ready for new con-
struction. The walls and gates, landscaping, drive-
way, building pad and building permits are included.
Developer approval of plans. $149,000 each lot.


FABULOUS KEY WEST-STYLE elevated
3BR/3BA custom built home. Vaulted ceilings,
super floor plan with elevator to all floors and
tinted windows with hurricane security film. Metal
roof, two-zone A/C, central vacuum. $449,500.


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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
UNIQUE OPTIONS bathroom remodeling. Tile work.
Wall repairs. Texture and paint. Tub/shower enclo-
sures. Grout and tile repairs. Call Fred. 545-6141.
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.

DECKS & DOCKS Cleaning, sealing, staining. Our
sealer and stain will give you three years of protection
and beauty, we guarantee it! We have 30 years of lo-
cal experience, references, licensed and insured.
www.DocksandDecks.net. 761-1681 or 800-716-0510.

SWIMMING POOL DECKS We clean, seal, stain and
paint pool decks and patios. We have 30 years of local
experience, references, licensed and insured.
www.DocksandDecks.net. 761-1681 or 800-716-0510.

LEARN PERSONAL STOCK trading. Tutoring in your
home on your computer. Basics to technicals. Tim
Potts, 778-2464 for information and appointment.
MAID FOR YOU! Residential cleaning. Weekly and
bi-weekly schedules now available. Reasonable
rates, reliable and dependable service. References
available. Enjoy the rest of the summer and let me do
your dirty work. Call today for a free estimate. 792-
7613 or 504-9426.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 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
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.


INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials or
contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call
795-1947.


HOUSEKEEPER
Temporary to permanent positions.
Mon Fri 2 pm 7 pm. Must have experience
as housekeeper and cook. Holmes Beach area.
Call Julie for appointment No Fee 751-6262

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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 cleaning, pool-deck cleaning and
pebble-stone cleaning. 30-year local. Decks and
Docks Inc. 761-1681.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors.
Free estimates. Homeowners and contractors wel-
come. Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable refer-
ences. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
HOME REPAIR Doors, windows, kitchens, baths,
etc. No job to small. 20 years experience, insured,
honest, dependable. Call Terry 761-3676.

SWIMMING POOL DECKS We clean, seal, stain and
paint pool decks and patios. We have 30 years of local
experience, references, 'licensed and insured.
www.DocksandDecks.net. 761-1681 or 800-716-0510.

DECKS & DOCKS Cleaning, sealing, staining. Our
sealer and stain will give you three years of protection
and beauty, we guarantee it! We have 30 years of lo-
cal experience, references, licensed and insured.
www.DocksandDecks.net. 761-1681 or 800-716-0510.

SPAS & BATHTUBS, new and used, parts and ser-
vice and electrical supplies. 941-798-9935.


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

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

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

GULFFRONT REMODELED 2BR/2BA now taking reser-
vations for weekly, monthly and season, 941-753-4375.


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/1 BA completely furnished. One
house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-Dec. Mini-
mum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or 941-778-4742.
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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Low, Low, Low Fall Rates from September 1 -
October 31, 2000. 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
pets. 792-8817.
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.
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)
VACATtON RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA spa-
cious villa. Appliances, washer/dryer, two decks, sun
porch. Turnkey. Two blocks to beach. Pet OK. Call
778-5814 or www.lucy-spoons.com. $600 wk. Visa,
MC accepted.

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

GULF BEACH VACATION apartments. Choice Anna
Maria, 2 and 3BR units. Sundecks. porches, great
amenities, lovely interiors. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in Holmes Beach. Cen-
tral AC/Heat. Close to Gulf. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Call 778-1193.
APARTMENTS FURNISHED across from Gulf. Utili-
ties included. 1BR, $850/month, $350/week. 2BR,
.$950/month, $400/week. South Bradenton Beach.
(941)-504-6009.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with garage,
near Gulf in Holmes Beach. $900 mo., first, last, and
security. 778-9266.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR, two blocks from beach.
Clean, spacious. $500 per month plus electric. 2110
Avenue B. 778-6387.
REALLY NICE 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Great lo-
cation. Washer/dryer, central A/C. $875 mo. long
term or $1,200 mo. furnished with all utilities. Call
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.



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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA steps to beach. Annual
furnished or unfurnished, laundry, large rooms, lanai.
$695 plus utilities. 1-716-473-9361.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA fireplace, immaculate,
steps to beach. Washer/dryer hook-up, central air
and heat, new carpet and kitchen. Delightful. $625
month. Holmes Beach. 778-3267.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR apartment newly reno-
vated, very private, with ocean view. Daily, weekly,
monthly. 941-778-4555.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA plus den.
, Open kitchen design, lovely screened lanai in
Holmes Beach. Includes garage, storage and
washer/dryer. No pets. $1,100/month includes water.
First, last and $500 security. Anna Maria Realty Inc.
778-2259.
RESPONSIBLE, MATURE, professional business-
man seeks annual rental of surfside residence, apart-
ment or shared accommodations. Please call Jim,
798-9935.
WANTED: 2BR rental for February and/or March.
Retired, married, non-smoking couple. Call 1-508-
540-4001.



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL

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TI"I REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 D Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Recently
updated 2BR Island home. New kitchen,
new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile
floors, new A/C and duct work, new ceiling
fans in every room. $195,000. Dennis
Rauschl 778-4800, 725-3934 anytime.


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.


OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA, just remodeled
in bayfront complex. $700, first, last and security.
Water included. 795-1243 or 778-2619.
BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA apartment in bayfront com-
plex. $700 month plus first, last and security. Water
included. 795-1243 or 778-2619.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer,
$700 per month; 2BR/1.5BA $675 per month; 2BR/
2BA in Anna Maria $700 per month. None accept
pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
SUNBOW BAY Sun Plaza direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA,
beautifully decorated, fully equipped. Available July
26 until September 15. Deal direct with owner, $600
wk. Call 778-0015.
APARTMENT FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, clean, peace-
ful, roomy. Wooded lot, located at marina. Utilities
included, no pets. 792-2620, 720-0067.



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



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PELICAN COVE Turnkey furnished with
gulf and Bay views. Hot tub, heated pool,
tennis courts, boat docks. Great rental
history. $250,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800. MLS45686


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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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
Michael Saunders & Company.

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
or 352-669-0533.

ANNA MARIA approximately 1/3 acre wooded water-
front lot with seawall. End of canal, direct Gulf of Mexico
access. 2BR/2.5BA, separate dining, living, family,
property affords extensive expansion potential or tear
down for custom home. Closest offer to $295,000. Re-
ally flexible for quick sale. Properties this size rarely
available in this area. Phone 941-778-0884 or
www.4salebyowner.com, enter ID#963503174.

HOLMES BEACH upscale duplex, 2BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage, workshop, screened porches, extra storage. Ten
years old. $349,000. Towne & Shore Realty. 778-7980.
ELEVATED HOME screened in porch overlooking
Lake La Vista, 2BR/1BA, 1,500 sq. ft., two-car ga-
rage, 14 years old. New carpet. Call 778-9446 for
appointment. $290,000.
KEY ROYALE DRIVE 509, 3BR/BA, laundry, two-car
garage, wide sailboat canal, dock, large porch. Nice
view. $380,000. 792-6493 or 730-0842.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY July 30, 1 4PM. 523 Lo-
quat Drive, Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA home on canal
with dock and boat lift. Three-car garage, and more!
$435,000. Betsy Hills Real Estate, PA 778-2291.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication. UP to 3 line
minimum includes approximately 21 words $9.00. Additional
lines $3.00 each. Box: $3.00. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop
by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping Center. More
information: 778-7978.


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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from
this custom-designed home by renowned archi-
tect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. $999,000.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
252-1618.WATERFRONT
INSPIRING VIEW OF THE Manatee River can
be yours from this condominium. Offers com-
munity dock, tennis, shuffle board and pool.
Recently upgraded. $122,900. Don Olmstead,
729-3713. 44005.
MANATEE RIVERFRONT ESTATE. Two-story
Georgian residence with new kitchen and
baths. Mint condition, wood floors, crown mold-
ings, French doors, fireplace. Heated pool,
mature trees. Private setting. $1,060,000.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
252-1618. 42646.


MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR
home reflects the classic taste and subtle so-
phistication of the most discriminating buyer.
Protected anchorage with 12,000 lb. davits and
264 ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-5981. 44287.
MAINLAND
VERY DESIRABLE AND BEAUTIFULLY KEPT
ground-floor home awaits new owner. Mirrored walls
in dining area and neutral colors augment the size.
Congenial social community. $75,900. Bob and
Penny Hall, 749-8220. 46253.
A CREDIT TO ITS NEIGHBORHOOD. This
beautiful home has a fantastic flow with French
doors opening to large lanai and pool area with
panoramic view of lake and preserve. Open
plan for entertaining and amenities too numer-
ous to mention. $310,000. Dave Barker 792-
8030. 46263.


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LAKEFRONT Peaceful lake view from
this 3BR/2BA home. Large open rooms
include a den and family room. Deck,
fireplace and separate mother-in-law
apartment. $180,000. IB45903.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
Split plan 3BR/2BA home only min-
utes to the boat ramp. Carpet and
ceramic tile throughout. Privacy
fenced backyard and extra large two-
car garage. Close to schools and shop-
ping. $144,000. IB45122.


MINUTES TO THE BEACH
4BR/3BA.Palma Sola Park, Spanish tile, separate mother-
in-law apartment, access to community boat dock.
$185,000. Denise Langlois, 751-1155. IB46266.
2BR/2BA Village Green villa, glass enclosed lanai.
$102,900. Don Pampuch 751-1155. IB43196.
4/5BR/3.5BA home with large pool, exercise room,
fenced backyard. $339,000. Ken Richards, 751-1155.

5350.Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
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WORKING PARADOXES
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 [I am shocked!]
5 Nogales nosh
11 More than impair
18 Completed
19 Popular salad
ingredient
21 They help catch
criminals
22 A fact-finding
civil court judge

24 Completed
25 Settles on, in a
way
26 Hockey Hall-of-
Famer Francis
28 Appeared
29 Active starter?
30 An improvising
jazz musician __
35 Beeswax
37 Compass heading
38 With 44-Across, a
veteran
39 Spots
42 Gala
44 See 38-Across
45 Corner
49 Directive
51 A helpful bridal
shop clerk _
55 It may be forfeited
56 Silicon Valley
giant
59 Writer Rand
60 Delayed


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61 Piz Bernina group
62 Small amount
63 Traffic signal, at
times
65 "Valley of the
Dolls" girl
66 A hard-working
coal miner _
71 Doone of fiction
73 Word with steak or
search
74 Bruce nicknamed
"The Little
Dragon"
75 Noted sprinter
78 Ring of color
80 French article
81 __ prayer
83 Was behind
84 A bottom line-
oriented executive

87 Split part
89 Rum's partner
90 Last word of
"Angela's Ashes"
91 Not so nice
94 Kippur
95 Turned on
96 Dickensian
complaint
98 Convictions
100 A thorough
insurance adjuster

106 Like many Iranis
110 Witch
111 Ancient gathering
place
112 Like some stables
of myth
113 Supposes to be


116 A diligent police
detective
120 Exactly 3 hours
for a marathon,
e.g.
121 1997 film hit
122 Web destination
123 Bands of athletes?
124 End of an O'Neill
title
125 Horse race

DOWN
1 Messenger
2 Spanish tourist
town
3 Modem high
school class,
informally
4 Slangy
forecaster's word
5 Smidgens
6 The Altar
constellation
7 Big bloom
8 Turkish
pooh-bah
9 Winter Olympian
10 Gold and silver,
e.g.
11 Jailbird
12 Track part
13 With you
14 Wing: Prefix
15 Decorative loop
16 Where security is
discussed
17 Old laborers
20 "It's of the
times"
21 Stand for the
deceased


23 Bad postures
27 Kind of partner
30 Like a heap
31 Expert finish
32 Ghost
33 Boat with a high
bow
34 Not be careful
with a bucket
36 In arrears
39 "Fernando"
singers
40 "It's a !"
41 "The Tempest"
event
43 Zilch
44 Wide-ranging
display
45 Big fund-raiser
46 Takes off,
.cowboy-style
47 Month after Ab
48 Sports award
50 Where Hamlet
cogitated
52 One greeted on a
ranch
53 Harp's cousin
54 Start of a boast
57 Actions at
auctions
58 Chocolate treats
63 Nasty biter
64 Bounced checks,
hangnails, etc.
67 Rumor
68 Aphrodite's lover
69 Appleton locale:
Abbr.
70 Navy V.I.P.
71 Secular
72 "Yes __?"


76 City on the
Truckee
77 Product encased in
red wax
79 Kind of kitchen
81 Whistle-blowing
spot: Abbr.
82 1-Down and
others: Abbr.
85 Plops down


86 Timid
88 Double-dealing
92 It may be hit by a
driver
93 The elected
95 Worse than tricks
96 Order to a dog
97 On high
99 Most discerning


100 Wedding band,
perhaps
101 Word in the Boy
Scout Law
102 One of a kind?
103 Put to
104 Like some coins
105 Finlandia House
architect
107 Show again
108 say..."


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109 Atlas feature
112 "Moses" novelist,
1951
114 Fiver
115 Mantra sounds
117 Flee
118 Together
119 1999 Pulitzer
Prize-winning
play


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