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Volume 8, no. 41, Aug. 23, 2000 FREE


Judge dismisses Perico Eight arguments


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
An administrative law judge in Tallahassee dis-
missed on Aug.17 the Perico Eight's challenge to
Bradenton's comprehensive land-use plan, knocking
them out of the fight to prevent Arvida Co. from build-
ing on Perico Island.
The eight Manatee County and Island residents
said the 989-unit high-rise condominiums Arvida plans
affects them with regard to hurricane evacuation.
Administrative Law Judge Lawrence Stevenson


ruled the Perico Eight were not affected by the project.
Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry, one of the pe-
titioners, begs to differ.
"There is no way a normal, intelligent person
would ever know that they are not affected persons
under the statute because my life is at risk during a
hurricane because of this development," Perry said.
"How am I not affected?"
The Perico Eight, including those who live on
Perico Island and Anna Maria Island, filed their com-
plaint because the proposed condominium would have


dumped hundreds more vehicles on two-lane Manatee
Avenue (State Road 64) during an evacuation.
In addition to saying Islanders won't be affected,
Judge Stevenson threw out the complaint because of
the lack of oral and written argument by the Perico
Eight during the project's approval process passed by
Bradenton City Council members 3-2.
Chuck Palmer, who has been active in helping
the Perico Eight, said he was incredulous over the
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Sadie goes


home


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Billy and George O'Connorflank top men's raffle prize winner Justin Moore at the post-bowling challenge
party at Blue Water restaurant held Aug. 19. Moore took home an AC-DC TV/VCR combo donated by The
Islander newspaper and Circuit City. Top woman's raffle prize winner Melissa Caldwell, who left before the
drawing, won a $100 gift certificate donated by the newspaper. The 10th annual tournament raised more than
$4,000 for youth sports equipment. More inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Island elected officials eye


county tourist council seat


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island beaches draw millions of tour-
ists to Manatee County each year.
Despite that fact, the Island has never had one of
its elected officials on the Manatee County Tourist De-
velopment Council, the nine-member panel that ad-
vises the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bu-
reau.
That could change Sept. 5 when county commis-
sioners are scheduled to select a new council member.
Both Island officials who are in the running hope
to unseat Palmetto Mayor Pat Whitesel whose terms is
up this month. Whitesel said she hopes to keep her seat.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole and Holmes


Beach City Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens want
to replace Wii; ,- .-1 and for the same reason.
"I don't think people realize what a draw the
beaches are. Coquina Beach alone last year drew 3.4
million people," Cole said. "We need the county and
the county needs us. What I want to do is build a stron-
ger relationship between the Island and the county. We
need to create more unity.
"We're familiar with what brings the tourists here.
That's what we're about on the Island tourism."
Haas-MNartens and Cole are in agreement. The Is-
land generates money for county and Island businesses.
"Everyone comes to the beaches and spends
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with gear, too
At this moment Sadie ought to be swimming again
in the Gulf of Mexico, healed from injuries ashore and
free after a year in the "turtle hospital."
Trying to nest in July 1999, the 300-pound, female
loggerhead fell from a Coquina Beach jetty in
Bradenton Beach and cracked the shell that forms her
belly. Anna Maria Turtle Watch volunteers got her to
Mote Marine Laboratory, where scientists in repeated
operations managed to mend the break.
Sadie did the rest, healing her body so she can face
the rigors of life in the wild. Planned to be taken home
by boat Wednesday, Aug. 23, she was to be set free two
or three miles off Anna Maria Island with a radio trans-
mitter implanted for tracking purposes.
True to the loggerhead season, she has formed new
eggs that she may yet decide to lay on her home beach
on the Island completing the fateful nesting inter-
rupted a year ago.



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Candidate forum Friday
in Holmes Beach
Candidates for the Manatee Board of County
Commissioners those who are running for
seats to represent Anna Maria Island will be
available to answer questions from their constitu-
ents Friday, Aug. 25, at a candidate forum spon-
sored by The Islander.
The forum will begin promptly at 6 p.m. at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Doors
open at 5:30 p.m. for citizens to submit written ques-
tions and meet and mingle with the candidates.
Candidates in the Sept. 5 election are incum-
bents Joe McClash. District 7 (at large), and Stan
Stephens, District 3, and their respective challeng-
ers, Wayne McCammion and Jane von Hahmann.
Both races are ,.i.. -i" Republican primaries
because the winning party representatives will each
face a write-in candidate in the general election in
November.
All voters are welcome.
For information, call The Islander at 778-
7978.


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Perico Eight outsted from case
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judge's ruling.
"They have attacked the little people," Palmer said.
"The Legislature wants us to get involved as citizens,
but what kind of message does this send for citizen
involvement? Hopefully the cities will carry the day."
Not even Doris Schember, a Bradenton resident
who submitted timely comments, survived the judge's
motion to dismiss.
Judge Stevenson ruled that Schember's eight pages
of comments to the city council were not sufficient to
reflect her concerns about the comprehensive-plan
amendment.
"It's a disappointing ruling that conflicts with the
purpose of Florida's Growth Management Act, which
is to provide for active citizen involvement." Perico
Eight attorney Jane Gordon said. "Florida's Growth
Management Act is supposed to be liberally construed
to allow for broad citizen standing. Your everyday Joe
Citizen should be allowed to get before the city coun-
cil and register their complaints even if they don't
know the law.
"We think the judge is wrong regarding Doris
Schember. She's a city resident and gave eight pages
of testimony. What was disappointing was the judge
didn't hold a hearing. He dismissed the complaint by
the Perico Eight on its face.
"I need to put in writing where the judge made
improper legal conclusions," Gordon said. "This is life
and death. How the people living on Anna Maria are
not affected is an excellent question."
Gordon said she has until Sept. 1 to file exceptions
to the recommended order with the Department of
Community Affairs. The DCA has a final say in ap-
proving amendments to Bradenton's comprehensive


Mark Bradow, you're
the big winner!
Mark Bradow of Bradenton
was the week 2 winner with
his swarming, schooling
mullet photo in The Islander's
Great Snapshot Contest 2000.
His photo was selected from
the six weekly winners to
receive the grand prize: $200
from the newspaper, a night's
stay at Harrington House Bed
& Breakfast, framing of the
winning photo from Phoenix
Frame and gift certificates
from Mister Robert's
resortwear and Chez Andre
restaurant and our con-
gratulations!


land-use plan.
The amendments submitted by the city allow the
project to proceed. Without the amendments, the
project could not be built.
The Perico Eight initiated the lawsuit against
Bradenton challenging the amendments. Both Anna
Maria and Bradenton Beach remain as intervenors, as
does Manatee County. But Bradenton has challenged
their standing as well.
Since then, Arvida has retained the Tallahassee law
firm of Hopping, Green to represent Bradenton.
Perry is more than a little upset about that.
"This is unconscionable," Perry said. "I can't be-
lieve that we are getting attacked by the fox guarding
the hen house."


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for Center cookbook
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
seeking recipes from Islanders and others for a
cookbook to be published next spring.
"We need all kinds and especially hometown
recipes from residents and visitors from the north,
south, west and everywhere, certainly including the
Island," said Sandee Pruett, heading the project.
Recipes should be mailed to Pruett at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City 34216,
or faxed to 778-9511. Further information may be
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All agree: Community Center


parking plan proceeds


What became a controversial issue at one meeting
proceeded to mutual approval last week.
While the city commission bickered about the pro-
cess at a previous meeting, all seemed to agree the
Anna Maria Island Community Center plan to increase
parking was a good idea.
The funds were allocated by the previous commis-
sion, which included Commissioner Doug Wolfe, in
the 1999-00 budget.
Questions about the project focused on who would
be the contractor, the city or the Center, who would
spend the $35,000 and how the permit was issued -
signed by the city building official and issued to the
city.
The city owns the Center property and it is oper-
ated by the Center on a 99-year lease.
But at the Aug. 8 special meeting, all was happi-
ness.
There weren't even any questions about who


Tourist board lacks Islanders
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
money," Haas-Martens said. "People get off 1-75 and
head right for the beach and rarely stop at the county's
information booth on State Road 64. These people
flock to the chamber of commerce in Holmes Beach
and lucky for us and the county that the people who
work the information center at the chamber on the Is-
land know the Island.
"When I was at the chamber, people would be
there asking questions, someone was always on the
phone answering questions about the Island or the
county, where to eat, where to go, what to see. It was
constant. We've got some great volunteers who know
a lot about the Island and like to impart their knowl-
edge."
The council advises the Convention & Visitors


would hire the contractor or who would expend the
$35,000 allocated by the city for the job in the 1999-
00 budget.
Center board member Alan Bobo said the
Center's proposals are in excess of the $35,000 re-
quested from the city. "But, say the total cost is
$45,000, it is acceptable to us that with the city pay-
ing a share, we pull an item out for $10,000 that the
Center would be responsible for. We simply don't
want to be in the position of coming back to the city
every time we need to pull a progress payment to a
contractor."
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, "You'll get the
$35,000 earmarked for the Center by the city and no
more."
The commission voted unanimously to approve
giving the Center the funds to complete the parking
project as outlined in the permitted plans to a round
of applause from Center supporters in the audience.


Bureau on how money collected from the local tax on
short-term rentals are spent to promote tourism. In
1999, the 3 percent "bed tax" raised $2.4 million on ac-
commodations rented for less than six months.
Haas-Martens said she thinks she would be the
right fit for the council seat.
"I've always been community involved," Haas-
Martens said. "I go to a lot of meetings such as those
at the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Island
Transportation and Planning Organization, Barrier Is-
lands Elected Officials meeting. I get to a wide variety
of people and businesses so I'm never in a vacuum."
Mayor Cole said his selection to the council seat
would mean a lot more money for Island businesses.
"I feel like the revenue generated on the Island is
not what it could be. It could be better. We haven't
looked at the true aspect of what the Island offers the
county. Tourism is the primary source of revenue on


THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 23, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Aug. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting on Grubbs
Emergency Services, Waterfront restaurant variance,
newsletter, financing, drainage on North Shore Drive
and cabanas, tents and other temporary shelters.
Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing on Vitale variance and Glanz lot changes.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 23, 2 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Perico Island.
Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on
Capri Motel.
Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 31, 2 p.m., codeenforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Aug. 28, 9:30 p.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting CANCELED.

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Cole said his business experience would be a plus.
The position offers no pay.
"What there has to be is a stronger relationship
with the three Island cities and with the county," Cole
said. "The revenue generated by tourism is consider-
able. I don't think people realize the amount of traffic
that comes out to Bradenton Beach and Coquina
Beach. We get far more traffic than Holmes Beach or
Anna Maria. We're the doormat out here.
"I think money can be spent more wisely trying to
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P&Z board to hear setback, lot split plans


The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board will
meet Aug. 28 to hear requests from two property owners.
First on the agenda is an item discussed at last
week's city commission meeting which was returned
to P&Z when newly revised plans were submitted to
commissioners.
Don and Cecilia Vitale, 725 North Shore Drive,
have two requests which came before the board previ-
ously for front and side setback variances.
Previously the board voted to recommend denying
the front setback and to approve the side setback. In the
interim, between the time of the board vote and the pre-
sentation to the city commission, the Vitales had an
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the commission reached a consensus to return the
Vitales' request to P&Z.
Also on the agenda is a request from Reynold and
Ramona Glanz to split and reconfigure their property
at 110 Pine Avenue. They apparently want to create
two lots and reconfigure the property from north/south
with access on Pine to an east/west orientation, creat-
ing two beachfront lots.
The property is north of the Sandbar restaurant on
the Gulf and was the subject of a controversial proposal
to expand the restaurant's outdoor dining and parking
facilities in 1994.
Anthony and Carmen Manali wrote the mayor and
city commissioners a letter opposing the Glanzes' re-
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The Manalis say the reconfigured lots will have less
than the minimum square footage required by city code.
They also say the newly created south lot would not have
sufficient access and that the access would be through the
Sandbar restaurant's parking lot and an alley that runs
from the Sandbar to Gulf Drive behind Bortell's.
The Manalis say too that they think the "owners are
attempting to ultimately achieve the rezoning designa-
tion they were not able to accomplish before" when the
Sandbar attempted to expand.
However, the property is currently zoned commer-
cial and has been for many years, maybe since the
1970s, according to Public Works Director Anne Beck.
Its present use is as residential rental property, but
it's an older home and once the use changes from resi-
dential to commercial, it must remain commercial.
Beck said that if they remove the existing structure
to sell the lots separately, it will become commercial.
She also said she doesn't see how it can be done.
"I was told by Phil Charnock (former building official)
before he left that they were planning to have access
from the city right of way on the Gulf side and that it
was no problem," she said.
"But I see a problem. The right of way on the Gulf
presently has an encroachment by a deck and rip rap
that would have to be removed --and it's almost in the
Gulf," Beck said, adding that the access alley on the
south side may not be adequate for the commercial use,
but she wasn't sure without doing further research.
The P&Z board will have to look into it when it
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ELECTION STARTS WITH FRIDAY FORUM, SEPT. 5 VOTE


County commission candidates
face off Sept. 5
Islanders, Cortezians, Longboat voters and resi-
dents of Northwest Bradenton will have two county
commission choices to make on primary election day
Sept. 5.
Incumbent Republican Stan Stephens is being
challenged by Jane von Hahmann in the Manatee
County Commission District 3 race that encom-
passes that area in a closed primary, with the winner
facing a write-in candidate on Nov. 7.
Manatee County Commission District 7 is an at-
large seat, encompassing all of Manatee County. In-
cumbent Republican Joe McClash is being chal-
lenged by Wayne McCammon in the primary, with
the winner also facing a write-in candidate in the
general election.
District 3
STAN STEPHENS
Incumbent Republican Commissioner Stan
Stephens is seeking a third four-year term in office on
the Manatee County Board
of Commissioners.
Stephens, 54, was
born in Brooksville and
moved to Manatee County
I in 1968. He has a bachelor
of science degree from
Florida State University. He
is a former teacher and rec-
reation director of Manatee
Stephens County. He is president of
Manasota Commercial Con-
struction Co. and is an investor.
Stephens is married and has two children and one
grandchild.
He is a member of Bradenton Kiwanis, Manatee
County Community Blood Center, Goodwill Indus-
tries. He is a former executive director of United Way
of Manatee County and past advisor to Manatee High
School Key Club.


JANE VON HAHMANN
Republican Jane von Hahmann is seeking to un-
seat the incumbent District
3 county commissioner.
Von Hahmann, 46,
owns Surfing World West
in Cortez with her hus-
band, Rocky, as well as
'- having rental properties.
SShe has a bachelor of arts
..-.. degree from Florida Tech-
nological University, now
Von Hahmann University of Central
Florida. She was born in
Brooksville and moved here in 1976. She has three
sons.
She is the chair of Cortez Waterfronts Florida
and member and former chair of Sugg Middle
School's School Advisory Council. She is a member,
eucharistic minister, choir member and liturgical
reader at Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catho-
lic Church.

District 7
WAYNE McCAMMON
Wayne McCammon is seeking his first political
seat as a Republican candidate on the Manatee County
Board of Commissioners in
S the at-large District 7 seat.
McCammon, 69, was
.--) born in New Brunswick,
i -. N.J. He has been involved in
"-., law enforcement for 40
I, -. years, 23 of them as chief of
fy police on Longboat Key be-
fore his retirement in 1996.
SHe has an associate of sci-
McCarmmon ence degree from Manatee
Community College and is a
graduate of the FBI National Training Academy. He is
divorced and has three daughters and four grandchil-
dren.


He is a member of the Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce,
American Legion Kirby-Stewart Post 24, life member
of International Association of Chiefs of Police and
Florida Police Chiefs Association, and a member of the
Manatee County Crimestoppers.

JOE McCLASH
Incumbent Republican County Commissioner Joe
McClash is seeking a fourth term in the at-large Dis-
.trict 7 seat.
McClash, 42, is the
owner of McClash Heating
and Cooling Inc. He also
_. owns more than 120 rental
properties in Manatee
SCounty. He was born in
Astoria, N.Y., and moved
here in 1969. He joined the
U.S. Marine Corps and was
McClash honorably discharged in
1979. He attended Manatee
Community College. He and his wife have three chil-
dren.
He is a member of the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, is
a former Little League baseball coach and a former
soccer coach.


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Newsletter touted,

flouted
True, most everyone involved and everyone sur-
veyed in Anna Maria regarding City Commissioner
Bob Barlow's proposed city newsletter liked the
idea.
Few were in agreement to spend the money,
however. The projected cost of $5,500-plus for the
year isn't budgeted and won't likely be if the current
slash-and-burn proposal for the 2000-01 spending
plan stands after the public hearing process.
Citizens' comments were mostly favorable for
the project prototype, which was completed with all-
volunteer efforts from city residents. The newsletter
includes photos of city commissioners along with
home phone numbers, addresses and their commit-
tee assignments.
As proposed, the newsletter would also include
meeting minutes, although there was criticism that
they would not be timely, profiles of city employees,
messages from department heads, articles relating to
city ordinances or citizens' rights and other news "of
record."
But the bright spot in the first discussion about
the "Record" came from resident John Michaels,
who suggested the city consider instead a Website.
"You can buy a lot of Web space for $5,000," he
said.
More than that, Michaels pointed out that when
he ran for office in the last city election, 40 percent
of what he mailed came back undeliverable. He sug-
gested the city could be far more timely in posting
information and archive its meeting minutes and ar-
ticles.
To criticism from the commission that "not ev-
eryone has a computer," Michaels pointed out that
the city could afford a terminal.for the public to use
with what they would save on the cost of a Web site
versus the printed newsletter.
Another resident saw a better use of the funds in
purchasing holiday decorations, something she'd
been requesting for years.
But the light bulb went off with Michaels' idea.
We immediately jumped at the idea of Anna
Maria entering the computer age, the 20th century,
the modern era.
Then we realized the present century is four
months from ending (depending on whose version of



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We hope Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach do
the same.
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Thank you all
from the Hughes family
A very special thank you to all of those who do-
nated to the Zach Hughes benefit held this past
weekend in the Cortez Village. There are too many
people to personally thank for their donations, con-
tributions and time spent benefitting Zach, his sister
Rachel and mother Annie.
Most of all, we wish to thank Marty Tupin of
Cortez who gave it his all, collecting, organizing and
heading up this fundraiser. It was a large success.
God bless all of you.
The Hughes Family, Cortez


Wish to make it true
based on last week's cover photo
How nice to see the photo of children splashing
in the water with their pet dogs on the Aug. 16 Is-
lander cover.
How nice it would be if we could have a place
in Anna Maria to do just that. Maybe a special space
or even special times with rules and restrictions,
of course.
If you share my wish, please write to Water Use
for Four-footed Friends (WUFFF) in care of C.
Moller, P.O. Box 28, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Maybe if we wish hard enough, it can happen.
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With love from passengers to
school bus driver
"I love you baby" is what I hear every morning
when I get on the school bus. What a wonderful way
to start my day!
It takes a very special person to make each and
every one of us feel so special. No matter what age,
sex, size or race, she makes us all feel loved.
My bus driver, Mrs. Cosby, has influenced me
and every other student that has gotten on our bus.
There is not a day that has gone by that she has not
put a smile on our faces and made us feel loved. Her
positive attitude rubs off on us and we are very
thankful for her.
It's amazing how she picks up high school, el-
ementary and middle school students and even
though I'm the very last stop of the morning, she is
still in a good mood. She gives me a big hug and tells
me that she loves me, just to brighten up my day and
to let me know she cares.
Special people should be given special acknowl-
edgment for a job well done. So I'd like to say:
Dear Mrs. Cosby, on behalf of every one of your
students who has ridden your bus, we all want to say,
"We love you and thank you and are better people
for having known you." All the eighth-graders just
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TIE ISLANDER 8 AUGUST 23, 2000 U PAGE 7

From garden to stage it's all about teamwork


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Little did Connie Ferguson know that
when she met Scott Pritchard at a jam ses-
sion four years ago she had found a partner
both on and off the stage.
"Right off the bat I had people from the
jam sessions at D.Coy Ducks tell me that I
should hook up musically with Scott," ad-
mits Connie. "We only jammed together for
about eight weeks. I didn't even know his
last name."
Two years went by before they ran into
each other again, and neither one was at-
tached or playing in a band. Connie was busy
running her own landscaping business and
wasn't sure if she would find an opportunity
to pursue music again. Connecting with
Scott, however, brought new growth to her
music and her business.
"One of the first things that attracted me
to Scott was his love and knowledge of
plants," Connie said. "I have always loved
plants and used to manage a garden center
before starting my own business."
"When I met Connie," Scott said, "she
was doing all the landscaping work herself."
"It's hot, hard work to do," she adds.
"I started out helping with some of
Connie's bigger projects and after a few
months I was working with her full time,"
Scott said.
In the two years they have been land- e i
scaping together the company has grown to on
the point where Connie can stay home and the rest
handle the office work while Scott and the
other employees do the outdoor work.
While they not only tended to people's gardens
they also tended to their love for music. Connie's ethe-
real Stevie Nicks' voice blended smoothly with Scott's
Santana inspired rock from the start, and the two soon
began working on material for live shows.


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and Scott will be teaming up vocally at D. Coy Ducks for
of the year. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan

"At first I was hesitant to do country music," Scott
confessed, "I'm classic rock all the way and Connie
knew what had worked for her. Now we've blended it
all together and it's killer!"
Blending their backgrounds together as they
have is what has made both Connie and Scott grow


musically. For Scott he says the different
influences that inspire Connie, including
country music, have opened up his possi-
bilities as a musician.
For Connie, there are fewer limitations,
giving her the freedom to truly express
more of herself. She has taken on a rock/
blues edge, learned to play electric and bass
guitar, and become an overall stronger
front-person.
For audiences, this dynamic duo has the
versatility and strong stage presence to keep
the dance floor full all night. In one evening
people can expect to hear anything from
Patsy Cline to Pink Floyd to Shania Twain
to Stevie Ray Vaughn. At every show you
can expect a consistent flow of non-stop
energy as the two sweat it out without a
c bathroom break.
The "team drink," a ritual at every
Connie and Scott show, gets audiences in-
teracting with each other and the duo.
"The team drink is a way of saying
we're in this together," explained Connie.
"It puts everyone on an equal level,"
K7 Scott added.
"Right, we're together to have a fun
night so let's all be a team."
Teamwork is what makes it all happen for
Connie and Scott. Every day is different, ev-
ery job is different and, because they're in-
volved on so many different levels, they know
how to bring out the best in each other.
"Everything we do is a challenge to
make someone happy or make something
beautiful. We're focused on what we're
doing and we love w hat we do," said Connie.
Currently in focus is keeping the show fresh with
new material, and finding a band to play their wedding.
No matter what's on the agenda Connie says with Scott
it's always positive. "We work things out together. If
we didn't, it wouldn't be as good."


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When Ralph arrived at his restaurant Monday morning, he opened the
door to find the inside of the place filled by a huge block of ice. Upon
further investigation, Ralph discovered a person frozen
in the ice.
"I've found a prehistoric ice man!" Ralph
exclaimed. k
Ralph immediately called in a team of special- /
ists: an anthropologist, a historian, a forensic
scientist, treasure hunters, and of course, a
mixologist to make martinis. They started
thawing the iceman and couldn't believe what
they were seeing.
"Look at the size of those feet and the a
ancient sandals!" "I've never seen such hairy
legs," they said. "I can't wait to see that
weapon he's holding," said the historian.
"It looks like some type of club!"
It turned out the club was an Ovation guitar and in the iceman's other
hand was a margarita. Yes! It was Jay Crawford they'd found.
As Jay was thawing, he told them he'd found himself alone in the
restaurant at closing time the night before, poured himself a margarita and
was relaxing and enjoying the view of Bimini Bay.
That's the last thing Jay remembers. The forensic guy says the lack of
body heat that occurs in the restaurant overnight causes the super-duper air
conditioning to freeze everything.
"Body warmth is the only thing that can help Jay thaw out completely,"
Ralph said. "If enough Islanders show up and huddle together this Thurs-
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West Manatee Fire Rescue approves 2000.01 budget


Without a word from its board, the West Manatee
Fire-Rescue District approved a 2000-01 budget call-
ing for a 6.22 percent increase in assessments.
Board Chairman Larry Tyler opened the Aug. 17
meeting on the budget by saying, "Is there any comment
or input. Not hearing any, the public meeting is closed."
He followed that with a motion to approve the bud-
get and it was unanimous by Tyler and board members
Jesse Davis, Jack Emery, Rob Elliott and Chuck
Stears. Fire Chief Andy Price was present.
The 6.22 percent increase means West Manatee
And a one
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will add another $170,000 in spending in 2001, push-
ing next year's total budget to $2.83 million. The re-
serve fund has $1.25 million, Price said.
West Manatee plans to hire three new firefighters
in the 2000-01 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, Price said.
The proposed budget calls for a 5 percent across
the board pay raise including a 1.7 cost-of-living ad-
justment and a 3.3 percent salary adjustment.
In other business, the board voted to spend ap-
proximately $15,200 to replace a portion of the old roof
at Station 4 on Manatee Avenue.


The board also voted to issue a quarterly report
regarding where the district spends its money.
Members decided to put out the report because of
a letter critical of the district's new fire rescue boat. The
letter writer, M. DeMarinis, suggested the boat was
nothing more than a "family-outing excursion craft"
and was used by the district to get a close-up view of
the July 4 weekend fireworks.
Board member Elliott said the board should re-
spond. "When someone steps on your foot, you've got
to tell them to get the hell off," he said.


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challenge, raising more than $4,200, the proceeds of which will go to
buying sports equipment for the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Bob Slicker, left, and Reynold Glanz had a laugh together at the bowl-a-
strike raffle lanes. Justin Moore and Mellisa Caldwell took home the strike-
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Anna Maria City newsletter touted, considered


Anna Maria City Commissioner Bob Barlow wants
to fulfill a campaign promise to improve communica-
tions between elected officials and voters.
He thinks a newsletter "would be an excellent, low
cost way for us to communicate with everyone."
His prototype, titled "The Record," was presented
to commissioners last month with a package detailing
methods and prices for printing and mailing.
Barlow thanked Diane Caniff, Bunny Garst, Mike
Miller and Georgia VanCleave for putting together the
newsletter material. "Just the facts," he said.
Previously, Barlow was reluctant to name who helped
with the newsletter, leading Commissioner Jay Hill to
state he suspected resident John Trivers, a political activ-
ist in the past election, to be the "voice" behind it.
But Barlow says now that he only attended the first
meeting of the group of residents who prepared the
prototype. He asked the "committee" and the attendees
at the Aug. 10 meeting for comments.
First up was John Trivers, who said, "It was stated
twice in The Islander that I was responsible (for the
newsletter), and I think it's such a great idea that I take
full credit for it."
Trivers told the commission, "It's your duty to
communicate with us not by gossip, but to us di-
rectly."
Diane Caniff said her research had determined the
newsletter would cost 46 cents per household to pro-
duce and distribute. She tabulated a response to the
newsletter's "uninterpreted news" from her 30-person
survey of the prototype to be 90 percent "for" the pub-
lication. Comments collected by Caniff ranged from
"Terrific idea!" to "More detailed than I need" to "Out-
standing."
Resident John Michaels, a frequent face at city
meetings and a former commission candidate, said it
was his experience that "40 percent of what I mailed
out came back when I ran for office."
Michaels said a Web site should be considered.
"For $5,000 you can get a lot of web space." He sug-
gested a terminal at city hall for persons without com-


puter access to the Internet.
Resident Brenda Holland had another idea for how
to spend the projected $5,000 cost for the newsletter.
"I've asked for at least the last five years that at Christ-
mas time we would have something to denote Christmas
when you come into the city. Everything in this news-
letter is accessible to people if they come to city hall
and $6,000 is a lot of money."
Tom Turner claimed "the numbers don't jibe."
And, "Who is going to compile all this stuff?" he asked.


Turner reminded the commissioners that there's no
line item in the budget for the newsletter. "I can see it
will take considerable staff time. We should add an
administrative position because there's a lot of work
here and volunteer time dies off," he said.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said, "I'm one of the
most fiscally conservative people in Anna Maria and
I'm concerned about the cost."
The commission agreed the discussion about the
newsletter should continue at another meeting.


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Helping the needy
A dozen members of All Island Youth and five adult leaders joined 400 other youngsters from throughout the
United States at a work camp, painting, repairing and shingling 60 homes of less fortunate persons in Selmer,
Tenn. ALY is a Christian youth ministry supported by the Island's Gloria Dei Lutheran and Roser Memorial
Community churches. From left to right are Carol Clements, Jeanette Rothberg, Will Langston, Brent Keim,
Pastor Dan Kilts, Tyler Krauss, April Berra, Tanya Richmond, Nick Drakos, Tim Horton, Allison Surprenant,
Ryan Urch, Nicole Cobb and Adam Thiers.


'Good morning' breakfast
is Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast at 8
a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the chamber office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Board Chairman Jo Ann Wolverton will outline
chamber programs for current and prospective mem-
bers. Reservations may be made and details obtained
at 387-9519.
Karate instruction
beginning at Center
Karate instruction for children and adults will be
offered every Tuesday and Thursday at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Black belt Frank Koelbl will instruct classes for
ages 5-12 from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and for age 13 through
adult from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Further information is
available at 778-1908.

Manatee Art League opens fall
class registration
Registration is under way for the autumn schedule
of classes at the Art League of Manatee County, with
the schedule to start after Labor Day, Sept. 4.
Adult classes range from sculpture to painting,
children's from drawing to clowning and open to
youngsters from age 4 to 14. Workshops also are
scheduled throughout the season.
Membership is not a requirement for registration.
Full information may be obtained at 746-2862, e-mail
artleague@almc.org or view the league's web site at
www.almc.org.

Horseshoe winners
Yes, the horseshoe games are still going on in
Anna Maria. Here's a roundup of the winners for the
past few weeks.
Winners in the Aug. 19 horseshoe games were
Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Tom Skoloda of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Aug. 16 games were Cooper and
Ron Pepka of Bradenton. Runners-up were George
Landraitis of Holmes Beach and Pepka.
Winners in the At g. 12 games were Pepka and
Starrett. Runners-up were Cooper and Skoloda.
Winners in the Aug. 9 games were Cooper and
Starrett. Runners-up were Kipp and Skoloda.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


Exhibit planners
Making early plans for a big art show are Island
Gallery West artist members, left to right, Bill
Mears, Betty Ash, Don Wilson and Lee Mears. The
invitational show will be exhibited by the Art
League of Manatee County in November. Another
planner, John Bonser, is not shown he was
taking the photo.


Art on the Avenue
selling spaces for big show
Booth spaces are going fast but a few remain for
the 12th Annual Art on the Avenue show in November,
said the sponsoring Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The fine arts festival is open to artists to display
their works and attracts 5,000 to 7,000 visitors to the
Avenue of the Flowers shopping center. No food ven-
dors or crafts are admitted.
The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Sat-
urday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18. Space rentals and
other details are available at 383-2345.



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Date Low High Rainfall
Aug. 13 79 92 0
Aug. 14 78 90 0
Aug. 15 78 88 1.20
Aug. 16 78 90 0
Aug. 17 78 90 0
Aug. 18 79 92 0
Aug. 19 80 92 0
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Obituaries


Roberta B. Bogert
Roberta B. Bogert, 94, of Bradenton and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 19 in Freedom Village
Nursing Center. .
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Bogert came to
Manatee County from Ridgewood, N.J., in 1971. She
was an elementary school teacher for more than 20
years. She was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Meals on Wheels of Manatee County,
3700 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel, was in charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Judy Boe of Berkeley,
Calif., and three grandchildren.

William Thomas Bowles Jr.
William Thomas Bowles Jr., 81,.of Bradenton,
died Aug. 10 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Flint, Mich., Mr. Bowles came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1980. He was a plant manager
at Owens Corning. He served in the U.S. Army and
U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a mem-
ber of Bradenton Elks No. 1511 and Pinebrook Iron-
wood Golf Club. He was Catholic.
There will be no services. Kicliter Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by son William T. III of Bradenton
Beach; daughters Merryann Decker and Nancy, both of
Bradenton; sister Doreen Stebbins of Flint; four grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren.

Francis J. Chamberlain
Francis J. Chamberlain, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 19 at home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Chamberlain came to
Manatee County 28 years ago from Wolfboro, N.H. He
served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a
retired vice president of sales for Clarostat Manufac-
turing Co., Dover, N.H.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St.
Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Toale Brothers Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Gladys; son Francis J. of
Arlington, Texas; sister Dorothy Bills of New Jersey;
three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

William T. Hamilton
William T. Hamilton, 81, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 13 at home.
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Hamilton came to
Manatee County from Glens Falls, N.Y., in 1986. He
was a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He
was a national sales manager at American Brakeblock.
He attended Roser Memorial Community Church. He
was a 32nd degree Mason.
Memorial services will be held in New York State
at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Toale Brothers Funeral Home,
Bradenton Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dorothy L.; stepdaughter
Valerie Harvey of Portsmouth, N.H.; son William T.
Jr., of Bow, N.H.; stepson Ronald Harvey of Boulder,
Colo.; a grandchild; and two stepgrandchildren.

Larry Russell Minton
Larry Russell Minton, 53, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 16 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Walterboro, N.C., Mr. Minton came to


Manatee County from Edisto Island, S.C., in 1992. He
served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He
attended island Baptist Church.
Visitation was Aug. 19 and services Aug. 20. Me-
morial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota FL
34277-1587. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Rita C.; daughters
Michelle Parnell of Anderson, S.C., Kimberly Silber
of Mathews, N.C., and Cindy of Walterboro; sisters
Judy Curtis of Marshall, Va., Nancy Kilby of Hid-
denite, N.C., Betty Jo Leisey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
and Barbara Goetz of Dallas; brothers Thomas C. of
Myrtle Beach and Dale of Yankee Town; and four
grandchildren.

Oscar Dale Pangman
Oscar Dale Pangman, 93, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 12 in Golden Pond Retirement Home.
Born in Pigeon, Mich., Mr. Pangman came to
Manatee County from Harbor Beach, Mich., in 1969.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He
was a service station owner in Harbor Beach for 40
years. He was a member of Key Royale Golf Club. He
was a lifetime member of Verona-Huron Lodge No.
385, Michigan. He was a member of American Legion
Post No. 0197, Harbor Beach. He was Protestant.
Services will be held at a later date. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel, was in charge
of arrangements.

David B. Price
David B. Price, 55, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 18
in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Tulsa, Okla., Mr. Price came to Manatee
County from Winter Haven in 1995. He served in the
U.S. Marines. He was a certified fundraising executive
for several YMCA branches throughout the country.
He was president of North Beach Village in Holmes
Beach. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church.
Services were Aug. 21 at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Covell Cremation & Funeral
Center was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Gail; daughter Michelle
Elyse of Palatine, Ill.; stepsons Brent E. Kandetzki of
Atlanta and Kyle A. Kandetzki of Bartow; brother Ri-
chard C. of Bloomington, Ill.; stepbrother David
VanAken of Jacksonville; parents Harrison and Gayle
VanAken of Mesa, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Raymond Edward Wantz
Raymond Edward Wantz, 83, of Miamisburg,
Ohio, and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Aug.
20.
Mr. Wantz was retired from the U.S. Army with
the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was retired from
Wantz Construction Co., Cleveland, Ohio. He was a
member of F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Shrine and High-
Twelve.
Services will be Aug. 24 in West Carrollton, Ohio.
A full military service with honors will be held in Sep-
tember at Arlington national Cemetery.
He is survived by stepson Wesley; brothers Den-
nis Webber of Miamisburg and Eugene Webber of
Middleton, Ohio; two stepgrandsons; and three great-
stepgrandsons.


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Important information on flooding, flood loss, insurance


All property owners who suffered losses of
$1,000 or more from recent flooding are asked to
report their losses to either their local building offi-
cial or Manatee County Project Impact Coordinator
Sue Normand at 749-3022 extension 3528.
It is important to report losses from the July 15
and July 24 storms that dumped 12 and 6 inches of
rain on Anna Maria Island.
There are grants available to owners of repetitive
loss properties, but they can be offered only to those
property owners whose losses are on the record or
who have suffered repeated losses due to flooding,
Normand said.
"If you're not on the list," Normand said, "you


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can't apply for the grants."
The grant program is administered by the Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency, the group re-
sponsible for tracking disasters and their costs.
Property owners who suffer flood losses are en-
couraged to report their losses to their insurance
companies.
A flood insurance claim will not cause an in-
crease in the cost of a policyholder's insurance be-
cause it is backed by the federal flood insurance pro-
gram, Normand said.
Flood insurance cannot be canceled due to
claims made against the policy, no matter how many
claims have been made, she said.





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Holmes Beach city officials recently sent a form
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15 and July 24 floods.
"Unfortunately they made a little boo-boo,"
Normand said.
"They forgot to include a place for people to put
their names and addresses so they're asking people
to write them on the reverse side of the form," she
explained.
Of the 84 forms sent to homeowners who previ-
ously suffered from flooding, 10 of the forms were
returned by homeowners to the city and 10 were re-
turned to the city by the post office because the ad-
dresses were no good.


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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 23, 2000 M PAGE 13


Coastal to begin stockpiling pipe in fall


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Some time in the fall, Port Manatee will have
250 miles of gas pipeline stored on 190 acres.
It's the first step in building the Gulfstream
Natural Gas System, a 744-mile natural gas pipeline
that will be buried in the Gulf floor and travel from
Mobile, Ala., and come ashore at the port.
Coastal Corp. of Houston is building the pipe-
line. The company has assets of $15 billion and is
involved in all phases of the oil industry business
from petroleum refining, marketing and distribution,
to power production and coal.
According to the port's special projects director
Steve Tyndal, construction, drilling and laying the
pipe under the Gulf's sea bed is scheduled to begin
in June 2001. Berg Pipe of Panama City will ship the
pipe by rail, road and barge.
When it's finished, Gulfstream will have the ca-
pacity to deliver up to 1.1 billion cubic feet of natu-
ral gas each day from Alabama to Florida's east
coast where power plants will use the bulk of the
gas.
What it means to Manatee County workers is an-
other 1,000 jobs locally. Most of those jobs will be
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24-month construction period, with an average sal-
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Coastal has made an initial $1.48 million pay-
ment to the port to use its land as a staging area for
the pipe. The pipeline will come ashore at Port
Manatee and in the future reap more benefits for the
port.
In addition, Coastal Corp. has agreed in conjunc-
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66-acre habitat suitable for 12 endangered species of
birds including oyster catchers and black skimmers
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$250,000 of in-kind services to keep it that way.
"The pipe will make landfall on the island but
when the project is finished it will be completely
covered," Tyndal said. "This mitigation of the island
we think is important to Tampa Bay and so does the
Audubon Society."
Environmentalists are hailing the pipeline as the
future and the best possible source for energy other
than the sun. Natural gas burns clean and does not
pollute like coal-burning power plants.
A 36-inch pipe will run from Mobile Bay to
Tampa Bay and then cross Florida. As it gets closer
to the east coast, the diameter of the pipe will be
smaller to keep pressure up.
The port expects to earn $11 million over the 24-
month construction period, Tyndal said.
As an aside, Tyndal said that since the apparent
easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, all Florida ports
have their eye on the pearl of the Caribbean.
"We have people working both ends of the equa-
tion," Tyndal said. "We think it will take a long time
because it's not like pulling a wall down like they
did in Berlin. We think we're in a good position.
Miami is only 13 nautical miles closer to Havana
than Port Manatee."




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School closing
On Monday, Sept. 4. there will be no school
for students and teachers in honor of Labor
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S Breakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Juice
Lunch: Jose's Dippers with Meat Sauce,
Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Juice
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun,
Salad, Fruit, Dessert
: Thursday, Aug. 31
S Breakfast: Pretzel, Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Carrots with Dip.
Fruit, Jello
Friday, Sept. 1
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Dessert
All meals served with milk.
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and Biblical scenes. The program's aim was to "teach the Scripture in a different way, emphasizing the Bible
through events on a pretend ocean cruise. Islander Photo: David Futch


Boy Scout round-up
Find out what scouting is all about at this year's
Boy Scout Round-up. Gather information and join a
troop on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the
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under way on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Packets will be
sent home with students so that they can sell holiday
gift wrap items to family and friends.
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By Laura Krosney
iBradenton Beach city commissioners have cic-
cided to revisit their policy for the scrs ing o aic co-
lo il tihe Bridge Street Hlistoric District.
Citv cominissionecris heard friom John Burns,
chairman of lthe city's Board of Adjustmenti at their
Aug. 17 meeting. Burns told commissioners he be-
lieves that the present policy puts adjustment board
members in an awkward position.
On the one hand, he explained, the current land
development code limits the issuance of licenses to
businesses at least 200 feet from churches, schools,
or other places serving alcohol. On the other hand,
Burns said, two exceptions to the ordinance have
been granted with a third exception pending. Burns
said the city has become a mecca for European tour-
ists who want a glass of beer or a bottle of wine with
their meals and he wants to know how the commis-
sion wants to treat these cases.
Le Creperie of Pier Walk Cafe, for example, was
granted a "hardship" exception and issued a license
on the grounds that it would be hard to entice patrons
to partake of a fine French meal and deny them a
glass of wine.
Burns asked for guidance from the commission


on handling applications for liquor licenses.
NMa1ovr G(ai Cole said ihe remembered when the
existing ordinance was drafted. its purpose, he said.
"as to keep out the ars. But now waithi the rowinge
ups iale and h iuropeain tourist trade. the present rules
seem to b e a case of overkill. The mayor suggested,
and commissioners agreed. to discuss the issue as
part. of ongoing changes to the city's land develop-
ment codes.
In other business, the city took back a portion ofd
the Gulf beach at the end of Fourth Street South.
That beachfront area had been licensed to James and
Frances O'Hara in 1973 for a sum of $4. That origi-
nal agreement allowed the city to revoke the license
at any time.
City Attorney Alan Prather said James and
Frances O'Hara have died and he recommended re-
voking the license. He said he's been in touch with
the family and they have removed all personal be-
longings. The property can now return to public use.
Commissioners also heard from Joe McClash,
Manatee County commissioner, who said he is en-
couraged with the way the cities and the county are
working together.
Noting that weekends can bring 10 times the


Island's population flocking to lte n(;
he u understand the strain ithi- t ,ii: ;
sourceL .,. McClash emphasized ;! C'In!t:
the county and the cities Lo 'i
issue and others, including Airv''
Island dcveloplmct, hurrica.
evacuation plans.
Police LL. John Cosby inioria c


ed

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island re-
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that the city's windstorm insurance: is inadequate,
and commissioners voted to spend unii 5S500 for an
appraisal of city-owned property to update the city
insurance policy to cover replacement in case of a
disaster.
Deputy City Clerk Lea Ann Bessonette told
commissioners that there is a dire need for a backup
system for the city's computer records. Commission-
ers approved a $663.90 contract with Steve Wyer PC
and Networking Solutions Inc. for a backup system.
After discussion about the need for a five-year
plan, triggered by Commissioner John Chappie's re-
port of a $20,000 expenditure for a new police ve-
hicle, a report from Commissioner Berneitta Kays
regarding her tree-planting project and a heated dis-
cussion about the city's recycling efforts, the meet-
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 11, aggravated assault, 100 block Willow
Avenue. Husband and wife had been drinking and ar-
guing throughout the day, and the wife eventually
picked up a knife and ordered her husband from the
house, according to the report. A neighbor called offic-
ers, who interviewed all involved and arrested the wife.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 10, crash, Fourth Street South and Bay Drive
South. A juvenile on a bicycle ran the stop sign and
collided with a car, according to the report. Damage to
the vehicle and the juvenile was slight, according to the
report.
Aug. 11, burglary, Coquina Beach. A small pin-
type hole was driven into a vehicle on the passenger
side.
Aug. 11, possession of cocaine, paraphernalia,
Gulf Drive and Second Street North. A traffic stop and
subsequent search of the vehicle and passengers pro-
duced about 3/4 of a gram of cocaine and a straw. Ar-
rested was Marion Lee Blevins, 35, of Bradenton.
Aug. 11, auto burglary, Coquina Beach. The vic-


tim said someone had removed a variety of items with
a total value of $1,201 from her car.
Aug. 12, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1000
block Gulf Drive South. The officer observed a car
parked after hours and noticed a marijuana pipe on the
center console. The officer located the driver and pas-
senger of the vehicle swimming in the Gulf and issued
them a summons for the pipe.
Aug. 12, DUI, resisting arrest, Cortez Road and
Gulf Drive. The officer observed the suspect driving at
a high rate of speed on Cortez Road with a very loud
muffler on her car. The officer followed the suspect
into Cortez, where he stopped the vehicle and noticed
a strong odor of alcohol, according to the report, and
two open bottles of beer on the front seat. The officer
attempted to search the vehicle when the suspect began
"yelling and cursing," according to the report. The sus-
pect, Robbin West, 35, of Bradenton, failed field sobri-
ety tests and was placed under arrest. Once handcuffed
she pulled her hand out of the handcuffs and had to be
forcibly removed from the patrol car and re-cuffed, this
time with leg restraints.
Aug. 13, auto burglary, Coquina Beach. The vic-
tim returned to her car from the beach and found some-


one had gotten into the trunk of her car and took $200
in cash and two credit cards from her purse.
Aug. 13, information trespass, 100 Gulf.Drive
North, Circle K. The officer was called to the business
after a customer refused to leave. The officer saw the
suspect asleep on the bench in front of the store. The
suspect was issued a trespass order and left the area on
foot.
Aug. 13, information, 200 block Gulf Drive. Offic-
ers observed a man on the beach late at night. After
questioning, he said he had seen a woman drop some-
thing on the beach then "stumble across the street be-
hind the newspaper stands." Police found a purse and
a woman sleeping without shorts or shoes in the park-
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Lounge with a friend and then I woke up here," accord-
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dipping. Police located her shorts and shoes on the
beach and took her back to her motel.
Aug. 14, possible drug paraphernalia, 500 block
Gulf Drive North. After a routine traffic stop for lack
of license plate, the officer searched the vehicle and
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Aug. 15, possession of marijuana, 700 block Gulf
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passenger's seat with a substance that later tested posi-
tive for marijuana. Gregory Chepren, 34, of Holmes
Beach, was arrested.
Aug. 15, domestic battery, 200 block 22nd Street.
Officers were called on a domestic battery complaint
between a brother and sister. Officers noticed she was
holding an ice pack to her wrist, which was blue and
swollen. She claimed he had thrown a battery at her.
Aug. 15, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia,
2500 block Gulf Drive. After a routine traffic stop and
search of the vehicle the officer found a plastic bag
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Aug. 11, counterfeit, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix.
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a personal watercraft that had washed ashore. The craft
had been moored offshore for several days and washed
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Aug. 13, battery, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
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North Pole melting, global warming warming


Global warming has taken its toll on one of the chilli-
est places on Earth the North Pole.
Where there once was solid ice 6 to 9 feet thick is now
water at the top of the globe, and scientists say it's the first
time in about 50 million years that the weather has been
warm enough for the pole to be ice-free.
Granted, it's not like the entire polar ice cap has
melted away. The patch of water is only about a mile wide,
but it does happen to be right on top of what's supposed
to be one of the coldest places on the planet.
Scientists are debating whether global warming is a
long-term or short-term trend, but most agree that the av-
erage temperature has risen about one degree in the past
100 years, and has accelerated in the last quarter-century.
Earth is now only about 5 to 9 degrees warmer than
during the last ice age, about 20,000 years ago.
Satellite imagery during the past 50 years has led sci-
entists to predict that the Arctic basin ice pack has thinned
on average by about 45 percent. There has been a signifi-
cant warming and resulting thawing in the past few years.
What does all that mean to those of us in the Sunshine
State?
Higher high tides and the threat of more coastal flood-
ing.
Local scientists have predicted that sea level rise in
Southwest Florida will increase by about a half foot by the
year 2020, and could be as high as 1.2 feet by the year
2065.
We're talking about really, really high tides, folks.
As another example, during that last ice age, the coast
of Florida was about 150 miles west of the Island. Talk
about having to go a long way to get to the beach!
As you probably know, global warming is caused by
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pollen in the air than there was 100 years ago, scientists
say.
Ragweed in Florida blooms in the fall, so we've all
got something to look forward to in the next few months.
Consider this information just one more thing to think
about at 3 a.m. when you can't get to sleep.

Shrimp drought
Shrimp need rain or shrimpers need rain.
Shrimp harvests are down 20 percent off Georgia's
coast, and down about 10 percent in Florida, all because
of a lack of rainfall and subsequent increases in salinity.
Shrimp apparently don't like real salty water, so
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and streams, areas that are too shallow for shrimp boats
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As one Georgia shrimper put it, "The industry is de-
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It seems weird that a critter that lives in the ocean
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Turtle weirdness, too
Green turtles apparently have little turtle calendars
strapped to their flippers.
On even-numbered years, more turtles come ashore
to lay eggs than in odd-numbered years. Pardon the pun,
but it's happened like clockwork for the past decade.
The pattern is only prevalent in green turtles, not the
more common loggerheads we have on our coast. Almost
all of the green turtles that nest in Florida do so between
Cape Canaveral and Palm Beach, by the way.
Consider the numbers: In 1998 there were 1,278
green turtle nests in Florida. In 1999, there were only 194.
I find that to be a huge discrepancy.
And get this the even numbered nesting pattern has
only been ongoing in the 1990s. In the 1980s, it was the
odd years that brought the mother turtles ashore. As one
scientist, tongue firmly in cheek, said about the pattern
change:
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Snapper, red grouper cooperating, snook moving


By Capt. David Futch
Mangrove snapper fishing has been nothing less
than fantastic while red grouper are thick offshore.
Snook are moving off the beach and back to their
homes in the bay.
Sam Knowles at Island Discount Tackle said
there are a lot of big snook in the bay.
"The snook are starting to move off the beaches
and back to their normal haunts," Knowles said. "My
father, Ron Knowles, caught a 20-pound snook on a
pinfish in Palma Sola Bay. He'also got four or five
redfish. They seem to be scattered."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out
of Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said the man-
grove snapper are biting like crazy. Redfish and
Spanish mackerel are biting well according to
Chaya.
Neal Jackman at Annie's Bait & Tackle in
Cortez said Capt. Zach Zacharias of the Dee-Jay
II reports he's been slaying the mangrove snapper.
Redfish, trout and flounder are biting and catch-and-
release snook are off the beach. Mackerel and bonita
continue to cooperate, he said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he
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miles west of Anna Maria Island.

blacknose shark and bonita to 10 pounds on an all-
day trip Wednesday. Mackerel and mangrove snap-
per to four pounds are hitting, he said. Kimball just
returned from Torch Key and Tavernier and caught
a lot of dolphin and loaded up on lobster while scuba
diving there.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
snook and redfish are the targeted species of inter-
est this week for his anglers.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said redfish, mangrove snapper and mackerel as well
as flounder are biting in the bays and on the flats.
"The redfish are here in numbers. You just have
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Longboat Pass Bridge catch an 85-pound tarpon, so
they're still around. He told me he hooked up 10 off
the bridge this summer and lost a lot more."
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida out of
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina on
north Longboat Key caught a number of red grouper
Sunday while fishing with Steve Bergquist.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hack-
ney on the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing for reds
has been hot, while snapper fishing for mangroves
and lanes has been productive.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said redfish are around and mangrove
snapper fishing is peaking.
"We caught a lot of snapper about 15 inches and
the reds were from 22 to 25 inches," Smith said. "We
were using white bait and fishing in Terra Ceia and
Palma Sola bays and the new artificial reef off
Egmont Key."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach just returned
from London and Paris and wondered if he remem-
bered how to grouper fish. He went Friday and his
memory returned. Or at least the memory on his
GPS.
"We caught so many mangrove snapper we
stopped," Denham said. "Red grouper are thick in
100 feet of water. On Sunday we caught some to 30
inches, weighing in at 18 pounds. We got some nice
lane snapper, too."
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said he's still seeing some tarpon
around, adding they're probably full-time residents
of Tampa Bay. Snook are everywhere on the inside
while redfish are scattered. There are still permit
around and biting.
Capt. Matt Bowers on The Outcast at
Captain's Marina returned from a Chicago/Wiscon-
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Don't kill the ump,

talk to him instead
An Anna Maria Island Little League All-Star game
in July where umpires blew several calls and nearly
incited a riot may have fueled an idea that could pre-
,vent similar misunderstandings between coaches, fans
and umpires.
Ron Davis, an umpire for District 16 Little League
encompassing Manatee and Sarasota counties, thinks
a think-tank/rules session would prevent a lot of anger.
Prior to the start of each season, umpires and
coaches get together for a rules meeting and get-to-
know-you session.
The game's rules are complicated and even if you
played for years before your coaching days, there are
instances where you might think you're right but
you're not.
Davis umpires hundreds of baseball games each
year and is never paid much more than $25 a game, if
anything. Trying to attract umpires to a job no one re-
ally wants and paying them next to nothing is part of
the problem in attracting umpires, especially "good"
umps.
Davis hopes some sort of meeting of the minds can
happen because, he says; every year the derision, boos,
and in some cases attacks, on umpires gets worse.

Gags as frequent flyers
Marine biologist Scott Meister thinks of gag grou-



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He's right.
While most grouper never venture more than a few
miles from where they were born, the gag is a traveler
on par with anyone who has been on one of those
"nine-countries-in-eight-days tours."
Meister has run a fish tagging program since 1995
and has found gags gather in gaggles in the fall and
travel hundreds of miles to spawn.
He was particularly impressed when Chris Galati
of Galati Yacht Basin in Anna Maria reported catching
one of Meister's tagged gags west of Tampa Bay.
The 22-pound gag was tagged off Hilton Head Is-
land, S.C., on June 13, 1997, when it weighed 11
pounds. When Galati Fishing Team member Rich
Gupton caught the gag in May during the Crosthwait
Fishing Tournament, it had traveled 925 miles in 1,083
days.
"Large groups of gags get together in the fall and
begin a southern migration before spawning in spring,
around February and March," Meister said. "What
we're seeing is these fish start moving from off our
coast in South Carolina in the fall and start showing up
from Cape Canaveral south to the Florida Keys.
"We had a fish tagged in September 1999 and he
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about a 400-mile jaunt. The Galati gag probably
traveled further than any gag we've tagged. We have
had tagged amberjack recaught in Cuba, Nassau and
Mexico."
That's normal for amberjack because they're pe-
lagic fish (living in the open ocean as opposed to ad-
jacent to land) and the gag is semi-pelagic, Meister
said.
Gag grouper probably are on the bottom the whole
time they move and probably in the same depth of
water the entire time, he said.
"What's amazing about the fish caught on the
Galati boat is the amount of fishing pressure this fish
went through, everything from recreational fishermen
to long-line boats," Meister said.
In the past five years Meister and commercial fish-
ermen have tagged over 25,000 fish and 10 percent of
those have been recaptured, primarily by recreational
fishermen.
"The majority of gags stay put, within a mile. The
larger fish move around. You have satellite females
that are on the migration route, not mature enough to
spawn but along for the ride and to learn. When I
looked at all the grouper that move north from the
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Florida Keys, only five or six have been caught.
However the numbers that have moved south more
than 100 miles is substantial. So they definitely
move south."
The tagged fish Gupton caught had doubled in
size from the first time he was caught. He went from
11 to 22 pounds.
Larger fish are males. In their previous smaller
life they were female. Grouper have the ability to
change sex. They go from female to male only, not
the other way, Meister said.
The transition takes about a year.
"The youngest male we've seen is four years old
but primarily they're six or seven when they begin the
transition. A 4-year-old grouper is about 12 to 15
pounds and a 7-year-old is generally about 20 pounds.
Gag on the Atlantic coast are only 2 percent males.
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idea gag grouper moved around like this. We tagged
some red grouper. But they don't get together in large
groups and they don't move around. Probably four or
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Last call for fall soccer
Boys and girls age 5 through 17 had to have reg-
istered by Monday, Aug. 21, to play soccer this fall.
Players must have been age 5 by Aug. 23, 2000,
and no older than 17 on the the same date.
The fee for Center members is $35 for the first
child and $30 for each additional child. The non-
member fee is $40 and $35, however no child is
turned away for lack of cash.
Tryouts are set for Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, for age groups 5 to 7 from 6 to 7
p.m. and age 8 to 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children age
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On Saturday, Aug. 26, there will be tryouts at the
Center for children who missed the Wednesday and
Thursday tryouts. Age 5 to 7 trys out beginning at 10
a.m., age 8 and 9 can show what they have at 11:30
a.m., ages 10 and 11 start at 1 p.m. while kids age 12
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Woods handles tough Links course
Wayne Woods, Jon Huffman and Chuck Daniels
went toe-to-toe at the the Links at Greenfield Plan-
tation before Woods won out in the weekly Sunday
Sunrise Golf Tournament.
Woods was plus eight on a modified-Stableford
scoring system and Huffman and Daniels were sec-
ond at plus six.
Closest-to-the-pin greenies were won by Rich-
ard Bergquist, Tim Lease, Allan Ackles and Keith
Bernard.
Woods and Daniels won the only two skins on
the day.
In other golf related news, Sunrise tour player
Mike Manning is headed to Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
Monday, Aug. 28, to play in the World Amateur
Handicap Tournament sponsored by DuPont and
Cool Max.
More than 5,000 golfers from around the world
will play. Manning's handicap is 15 and there are 97
players in his flight.
Look for results of Manning's play in the 72-
hole tournament when he returns.

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Island real estate sales
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 114 Coconuts aka
unit 103-C, a Ibed/lbath 660 sfla condo built in 1972,
was sold 7/10/00, Eiland to Fandler, for $116,000; list
$120,000.
2111 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla
4bed/4bath/3cp duplex built in 1985 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 7/14/00, Zec to Bromenschenkel & Burke, for
$206,000; list $199,900.
2918 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/2car
1,196 sfla home built in 1993 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
7/11/00, Laford to Wagenaar & Kelli, for $160,000.
304 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,951 sfla duplex
built in 1969 on a 90x85 lot, was sold 7/14/00, Davis
to Galletto, for $226,000.
315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/
3bath/2car duplex built in various stages from the
1950s on two lots measuring 104x145, was sold 7/12/
00, Brooks Polymers to Bell & Fox & Vanallen, for
$202,000.
425 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
940 sfla 2bed/lbath attached home built in 1966 on a
33x100 lot, was sold 7/13/00, Schelsthate to Mann, for
$86,000.
428 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,400 sfla 2bed/
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2bath/lcar home built in 1956 on two lots measuring
104x145, was sold 7/12/00, Wagner to Early, for
$190,000; list $199,900.
446 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
canalfront attached 628 sfla lbed/lbath home built in
1962 on a 16x100 lot, was sold 7/10/00, Cotter to
Jorgensen, for $120,000; list $134,000.
506 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,574 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 95x111 lot,
was sold 7/11/00, Kallay to Bell, for $357,500; list
$375,000
525 Key Royale, a canalfront 1,349 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 101xI11 lot, was
sold 7/11/00, Bear to Island Ocean View LLC, for
$302,500; list $339,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5400 Gulf Dr. Apts.
unit 5411, a 2bed/l&1/2bath 858 sfla condo built in
1964, was sold 7/11/00, Lawson to Siefker, for
$160,000; list $179,500.
165 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 1,182 sfla 2bed/l&l/
2bath/lcar home built in 1961 on a 99x119 lot, was
sold 7/18/00, Thompson to McGough, for $150,000.
212 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,212 sfla 4bed/
3bath/2cp/pool home built in 1984 on a 90x100 lot, was
sold 7/19/00, Fusco to Wubbena, for $270,000; list


$279,000.
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 562 sfla com-
mercial building built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 7/19/00, Stepp to Caron, for $210,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 112 Sandy
Pointe 2bed/2bath, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo
built in 1994, was sold 7/18/00, Washington Mutual
to FBVS AG, for $112,000; list $126,900.
407 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
972 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp attached home built in 1972
on a 35x97 lot, was sold 7/19/00, Holloway to
Bogovic, for $114,000; list $115,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 107 Island Vil-
lage, a 1,865 sfla condo built in 1981, was sold 7/19/
00, Kessler to Lamb, for $194,000.
509 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a 2,868 sfla 4bed/
3bath/3car/pool home built in 1991 on a 73x100 lot,
was sold 7/19/00, Bryant to Moos, for $485,000; list
$499,000.
514 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,170
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/Jacuzzi home built in 1968 on an
83x100 lot, was sold 7/17/00, Jaenichen to Webster,
for $279,000; list $298,000.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and
mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) 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.

LEATHER SLEEPER SOFA (still available) $600. L-
shaped desk, $75. Living room tables, $130. 778-2880.

STACKABLE WASHER/DRYER runs on 110. $300.
Please call after 6 pm. 713-9483.

LIVING ROOM SUITE: couch, love seat, tables, wall
unit with lighting. Patio furniture also available. Best
offer. Home 778-8624 or work 779-0066.

WOMAN'S 26 INCH, 180-speed, Specialized Moun-
tain Bike. Very good condition, $125. 778-0887 if no
answer please leave message.

NOKIA 2160 CELLULAR PHONE with new battery
and travel/auto charger. See at The Islander News-
paper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or
call 778-7978.

FRANKLIN SLEEPER SOFA, blond hard-wood table
and six chairs. $250. Phone 779-2396. Holmes
Beach.



MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale. Saturday August 26,-
9am-2pm. Household items, toys and lots of misc.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #52, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday,
August 25, 26 and 27. Everything must go! Beds,
shelves, sofa, bookcases and more. Cash no
checks. 778-2585.


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY August 26, 8am. Five-
piece sectional, dryer, 24-inch electric stove.
Roadmaster, and much more. Downsizing. 781
Jacaranda, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE! SATURDAY August 26, 8am 4pm,
Sunday if necessary. Appliances, clothes, videos,
Beanie Babies, misc. items. 4909 Gulf Drive.



YOGA AND MEDITATION classes with Harmony
Feldman begin Sept. 25. Mixed Levels 3pm; Begin-
ners 5pm; Intermediate 6:30pm. Anna Maria Art
League. 921-0074.

BUYING WATCHES, COINS and paper money, jew-
elry. antiques and collectibles. Business in Sarasota,
Commodity Exchange, 1918 Bay Road. 954-1488.

PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday, 12-5.
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th Street North.
Alexandra, 794-1928 or songsoftarot@earthlink.net.



LOST MAN'S WEDDING band on beach at 67th
Street, north of Gulf Place on Holmes Beach. Reward
- very sentimental. Please call Evan at 778-3337.



I'LL LOVE THEM while you leave them pet care.
Reliable, responsible pet lover to care for and love
your pet. 778-2778.

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



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

1987 RED VOLKSWAGON Cabriolet convertible.
$1,200 or best offer. 779-9051


1994 FORD ECONOLINE 8-cylinder van, conversion
by Sherrod. Raised roof, captains chairs, seats six.
Bench seat in rear lowers electronically into bed.
Newly detailed, clean upholstery. 61,803 miles. Call
778-4490 to see and make an offer.

1988 OLDS DELTA coupe Brougham. 80,000 miles,
runs great. $950. 720-4455.



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

DIVING SERVICE Under-water boat maintenance:
Hull and props cleaned, zincs replaced. Monthly con-
tract available. Certified diver. Call James, 778-8370.

1988 HURRICANE DECK boat. 17 ft., V6, GM mo-
tor, electric tilt, trim, performance trailer, new bimini.
$2,995. 720-4455.



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.

BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE needed for
busy newspaper. Must have Excel and/or Lotus com-
puter skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217.
Fax: 778-9392.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.


Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
at www.islandreal.com

SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT l E


SUNRISES AND INTERCOASTAL/BAY
VIEWS! This two year old walled/gated 3BR/2.5BA
elevated Spanish style home features foam block con-
struction, hardwood floors, oak staircase, solid ma-
hogany doors, solar heated pool. $895,000.


TRUE OLD FLORIDA BEACH COTTAGE
just four blocks from beach or two blocks from bay.
Close to shopping, restaurants and post office.
Turnkey furnished, ready to rent or move into!
2BR/2BA, onecar garage on large lot. $219,900.


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, crntral vacuum. $449,500.


ELEGANT CANALFRONT home in Anna
Maria featured in the 1998 "Island Tour of
Homes." Island living at its' finest.
$599,900.


S100 ft. lots. DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER steps to public OWN 8 RENTAL UNITS in one building, WATERFRONT RESTAURANT in great loca-
for new con- beach on Anna Maria Island. Two duplexes two offices, five garage/storage units and tion. 400 ft. of dockage. Magnificent bay views
aping, drive- on one parcel of land both identical. Each one apartment on main street in Anna from the covered decks. High traffic area DOT
;areincluded. unit 2BR/1BA with terrazzo floors. Maria. $294,500. counts 20,000 cars drive by per day! Over 6,000
X00 each lot. $489,000. sq.ft., renovated in 1995, fumished, zoned C-2.


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WORKER NEEDED FOR outside buildings mainte-
nance at condo on Longboat Key. Good pay and
benefits. Experience and references required. Call
383-3571 between 9 am and 3 pm.

HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health insur-
ance available. Apply: Mon. Fri., 9am -1pm. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SECRETARY PART TO full-time on Longboat Key.
Computer skills necessary. Ask for Al or Kate 383-
9775.

HOST/HOSTESS 4pm -10pm, professional indi-
vidual to greet/seat and work dining room. Seniors
welcome. $8 per hour plus tip-out (average total $9-
$10 per hour). 383-5565.

WANTED FOR SUNDAY positions. Cleaning 9am -
Noon and also a dockmster 9am 5/6pm. Ask for
Tom 383-5565.


RESTAURANT POSITIONS servers, average
$10-20 per hour; also host/hostess, bartender, line
cook. 383-5525.

GREAT AFTER SCHOOL position for responsible
high school student as mother's helper in NW
Bradenton. Various responsibilities. Must be orga-
nized, have drivers license, non-smoker. 3 hours per
day, Monday Friday. Good salary 794-3300.

PART-TIME JOB weeding flower beds at Key Royale
Club. 10 to 20 hours per week, $7 per hour. Call John
778-4598.

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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.


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.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager 252-3300 or 746-6678.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.

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

HOUSE CLEANING Honest references, weekly, bi-
weekly, spring cleaning. Free estimates. Call
Maureen 778-5717.

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

MOTHER OF TWO will care for infants/toddlers in my
home, Monday Friday. 778-2961.

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Thorough, reliable residential
cleaning (neurotic attention to detail.) Any type of
cleaning. Property monitoring for vacant residencies.
Jony 798-3139.

CLEAN WINDOWS wouldn't that be nice? I'll make
your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.


10 YEARS EXPERIENCE Home, condos, rentals.
Member Manatee Association of Realtors and MLS.
Talley and Associates, Realty, Inc. 753-4375.



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.

ST. AUGUSTINE PLUGS, $2.25 per tray or $1 a
piece. Installation available also. Free delivery with
ten trays or more. 761-1971 or 737-2412.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

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

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

LOGAN'S LANDSCAPING Certified professional
mangrove trimmer with over five years experience.
Serving Manatee County, residential/commercial.
Free estimates. Excellent references. 792-7016.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

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

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



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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.

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.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.

DAN MICHAEL Master carpenter/woodworker. Thirty
years craftsman experience. Interior/exterior doors, stairs,
windows, trim. Have sawmill, will travel. 745-1043.

THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN General repair and
maintenance. Specializing in ceramic tile. Excellent
Island references. 778-8655.

WILL'S HANDYMAN SERVICE Licensed and in-
sured. Drywall, carpentry, finish carpentry, windows,
doors, tile, painting. 761-HELP (4357). Work guaran-
teed.

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


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.

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.

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 Giilffrnnt 2RR/


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 NOW to book your late-summer Island vacation rent-
als. Summer rates from $350 per week. Labor Day is only
a few weeks away! Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-
2246 or e-mail SandyGsBeaches@aol.com.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C, washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408 or
cell 730-6556.

2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
rity. 792-8817.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.

2BR/1BA COMPLETELY FURNISHED One house
from beach. No pets. Available until December. Mini-
mum two weeks. (813) 689-0925.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Holmes Beach
canalfront, elevated home. Completely furnished,
newly decorated. 2BR/1 BA, private dock. Just three
short blocks from beach. Prefer seasonal renters.
$2500 mo. 216 So. Harbor Dr. Call (813) 971-1320.

VACATION BRADENTON BEACH Lovely old Florida
duplex. 1BR and dock, lush grounds. On bay in His-
toric District. Seasonal $2000 mo. Off season, long
weekends and weekly rates available. Non-smoking
unit. No pets. 778-4625.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA, fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come, $298 per week, $998 per month. 778-1098.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA,
steps to beach, furnished, laundry, lanai. New to
market, all months available. (716) 473-9361.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

NICE 1 BR APARTMENT, 200 yards to white sandy
beach. Annual or month to month. $695 inlcudes
utilities and cable. 761-9259.

STORAGE WANTED
for established remodeling contractor. Island resi-
dent, Island contractor. Must be able to lock. Call
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, sundeck, utility room,
carport. Block to beach, walk to Walgreens. $800 per
month, first and last. 778-7980.


................................. FABULOUS SELECTION of short-term and seasonal
2BA. Low, Low, Low Fall Rates from September 1 furnished rentals still available for 2000. Call Smith,
October 31, 2000. Deal direct with owner. Frank, furneretaltll a e for 2000th
716-454-7434. Realtors 778-0770.
716-454-7434.


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BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual condo.
New carpet, covered parking and pool. $1,100/mo.,
plus electric. No pets. Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA, garage, W/D hook-
up, utility room, dishwasher $825 per month; 2BR/
2BA furnished in Anna Maria, updated, dishwasher,
1/2 block to beach, $700 per month. No pets. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, newly remodeled, available Dec. thru April, three
month minimum. Non-smokers, no pets. 778-6836.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH yearly rental. Small apart-
ment 1BR/1BA, across from beach. First, last, refer-
ences. $425 per month, call 778-1285.



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

WANTED CANALFRONT HOME in City of Anna
Maria. Prefer to deal owner to owner, no Realtors
please. 607-263-2090.


BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, two story. 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1BA with garage and extra storage below. Central
heat and air. Great rental income. One block from beach.
212 70th Street. Must see! $239,900.778-3037.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA or 2BR/1BA with at-
tached studio. Interior fully renovated. Tile floors, new
appliances. Two and one half blocks from beach.
Nice, quiet street. 205 83rd St. Days (813) 888-8889
or Eves. (813) 960-2882.

ANNA MARIA Approximately 1/3 acre, wooded wa-
terfront lot with seawall. End of canal, direct Gulf of
Mexico access. Comfortable, spacious and in good
repair. 2BR/2.5BA, separate dining, living, family
rooms. Property affords extensive expansion poten-
tial or tear down for custom home. Closest offer to
$295,000. Brokers protected. Really flexible for quick
sale. Properties this size rarely available in this area.
Phone 778-0884 or www.4salebyowner.com, enter
ID# 963503174.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT. Location! Adorable
1BR, turnkey furnished with Jacuzzi tub and Inter-
coastal view. $20,000. 779-9051.

RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA, condo, fully furnished
rental property. Good cash flow, updated kitchen and
bath. 778-7414.


BY OWNER Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA,
newly decorated, ground level. Phone 761-2867.

BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB Outstanding home
overlooking the 14th green. Totally renovated plus a
large lot. $289,000. Call Kathy Valente, R.S. Olson
Real Estate Inc./Better Homes & Gardens, 795-3000.

ATTENTION WATERFRONT BUYERS! Save thousands
on your next home. www.manateewaterfront.com.
VanDerNoord Realty. 729-0009.

FOR SALE Key Royale 2BR/2BA at 626 Key Royale
Drive. Corner lot, deep-water dock, move-in condi-
tion. $254,900. Open house Saturday and Sunday
August 26 and 27, 1-4 pm. Call John Zirzow or Sand
Pebble Realty, 753-1620.

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.


EQUAL
HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it il-
legal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or inten-
tion to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777,
for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
nished, well maintained with heated pool.
Move-in condition. $109,900. Call lister Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.


THIS IS IT! One half acre of land on prestigious
Palma Sola Blvd. and a meticulously maintained
historic mansion with 4,000 sq. ft. of luxury liv-
ing. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of
history and to live in one of the finest homes in
the area. Shown by qualified appointment only.
$759,000. Call Dennis Rauschl 778-4800. Any-
time 725-3934.


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GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Recently
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a updated 2BR Island home. New kitchen,
fourplex. Cottage has 2BR/1BA, each unit new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile
in fourplex has 1BR/1BA. All annual ten- floors, new A/C and duct work, new ceiling
ants but could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed fans in every room. $195,000. Dennis
Oliveirafans in every room. $195,000. Dennis
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751Rauschl 778-4800, 725-3934 anytime.
MLS#41886.


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20 Higher ground
21 Couch, in a way
22 Beach in a 1964 hit
song
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them
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26 In the limelight
27 "Honor Thy
Father" author
28 Business graphics
30 Out of chains
32 Change a bill, say
34 Dwelling in
Durango
35 Like some Riesling
wines
38 Great balls of fire
39 Kimono closer
41 Sultanate citizen
42 Beat to a pulp
45 Sound system
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50 Statistician's
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52 Standing rule
53 Savoie sovereign
54 Lao-_
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58 Blotto
60 The Switchblade
Kid of cinema
61 Secures under
cover, with "in"
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64 Walton League
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66 Skedaddles
67 Wise guy
68 Clamorous
70 Hummable,
perhaps
73 Facial foundation
75 Chest-thumping
76 High-tech co.
79 Draft choice
80 Not quite right
81 Rites of passage
84 Suggestive
86 "Absalom and
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87 "The Pearl Fishers"
composer
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1969
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96 Sink hole
97 Flimflam
99 Some approaches
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109 Claim in a
collectibles ad
112 Sign of a goof
113 Siberians' relatives
114 In a weakened state
115 Section of London
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9 Place for a pupil
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12 Evening bell
13 Long in the past?
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command 90 Southi
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