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Hurricane brushes Island.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 8, no. 45, Sept. 20, 2000 FREE
GORDON BRUSHES ISLAND
Catch that line
This large boat came loose from its outside mooring during peak
winds of 40 mph, threatening to crush both boat and dock.
Owner Angelo Cayo of Holnes Beach and his friends managed
to rig two long poles together to reach line to the piling and save
the day for the Romy IV. Islander Photo. Bonner Futch
Waking in the wake of Gordon
Zach Geeraerts took out his skim board and stirred up some street surfing fun when the sun finally
came out Sunday afternoon. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
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Winds from Hurricane Gordon whip up waves and boats in Sarasota Bay near the
BridgeTender Inn restaurant. Islander Photo: David Futch
Sandbar loses sand
The Sandbar restaurant lost "tons" of sand, but at least the restaurant was spared.
The nearby walkover on Spring A venue was damaged. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
Manatee Beach lifeguards busy as bees
Manatee County Public Safety personnel lifeguards were vigilant at the Manatee Beach during Hurricane
Gordon. Swimming was prohibited, but surfers rushed past the fishing pier with the tide, storm surge and surf
carrying them north at what one surfer estimated to be a speed of 25 mph. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
Pierola Park perch
Two young beachgoers cower on the picnic tabletop at
Katie Pierola Park in Bradenton Beach as waves wash
over the walkway, the park and Gulf Drive at 22nd
Street. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
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PAGE 2 N SEPTEMBER, 20, 2000 U THE ISLANDER
Bradenton Beach's code enforcement officer quits
Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon has resigned from her three-year position.
In a terse statement dated Sept. 15, Rathvon sub-
mitted her resignation effective Sept. 18.
She declined to explain the reason behind her res-
ignation due to advice from her attorney.
Mayor Gail Cole said "it was a surprise to me. I
had no idea she was thinking of leaving."
Rathvon began work in Bradenton Beach in No-
vember 1997. She moved to Manatee County from
Qualifying ends Friday
in Bradenton Beach
The qualifying period for two seats on the
Bradenton Beach City Commission will close at noon
Friday. Sept. 22.
Representation on Ward 2 and Ward 4 will be
filled in the Nov 7 election. Ward 2 is held by Commis-
sioner Dawn Baker: Ward 4 by Commissioner John
Ward 2 is from center line of 23rd Street to the
center line of Seventh Street North.
Ward 4 is from the center line of First Street North
to the center line of Church Avenue, then south to the
center line of Bridge Street, then east to Anna Maria
Sound and south to Longboat Pass.
Candidates have to live in the ward they represent, but
the election is open to all registered voters in the city.
Candidates have to fill out several forms, prove they
have lived in the city for nine months, have signatures of
10 registered Bradenton Beach voters, and pay a $48 fil-
ing fee. Commissioners are paid $400 a month.
No one has qualified yet for the two seats, but both
Baker and Chappie have taken out qualifying packets.
Lancaster, Pa., where she worked in municipal govern-
ment for 27 years. Her tenure there ran the gamut of
governmental service: she was in the police department
for 15 years as switchboard operator, search-and-sei-
zure matron for prisoners and even directed traffic.
Rathvon then moved to the code enforcement of-
fice and was Lancaster's project officer for low-income
In Bradenton Beach, Rathvon received notoriety
when she cited a resident for "harboring exotic wild-
life" the feeding of wild pigeons in her backyard.
The matter went before the city's code enforcement
board and was eventually dropped.
She was also active in enforcing the city's tough
marine turtle protection ordinance.
Cole said the code enforcement officer position
would be advertised and filled as soon as possible.
Building Official Roger Titus asked that persons re-
quiring code enforcement and building permits call his
office for an appointment at 778-1005, extension 213.
Reuben Esparza drives a Blaw-Knox paver down Marina Drive in Holmes Beach as road crew bfreman
Albert Brooks makes sure asphalt is put down properly. Both men work for APAC-Florida Inc. of
Sarasota, a subsidiary of the internationalfirm APAC which recently bought Gator Asphalt. APAC crews
resurfaced a dozen Holmes Beach streets. Islander Photo: David Futch
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armed robbery first
in at least 14 years
By Ann McGrath
An unidentified man took $54 Sept. 11 from the
Circle K at 2513 Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach dur-
ing an armed robbery.
The suspect entered the store just after 11:30 p.m.,
selected a Snicker's candy bar, approached the regis-
ter, and presented a dollar bill for payment. The store
clerk told police that when the cash drawer was opened,
the suspect pulled out a small caliber handgun from his
right pocket, pointed it at him and said, "Give me your
money. Give me all of it right now!"
After snatching all the bills from the cash drawer,
the suspect exited the store and was last seen walking
south on the sidewalk, the clerk said.
The suspect was described as a heavy-set white
male with medium complexion, approximately 5 feet
5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with a "pot belly"
and a stubble of black beard.
SAt the time of the robbery, he was photographed by
at police department
The Holmes Beach Police Department found
a yellow and gray cockatiel Sept. 13 at 7300 Gulf
It has a temporary home in a cage at city hall.
"You can tell it's a pet because it's so
friendly," said Gary Stephenson, police admin-
The cockatiel will perch on your shoulder,
and also enjoys flying around inside the building,
Anyone wishing to claim the pet bird should
contact the department at 708-5804.
Composite sketch of suspect.
Circle K's video surveillance camera wearing a yellow
T-shirt, red shorts, white shoes, and a tan "Gilligan
type" hat pulled down on his forehead.
Bradenton Beach Police Officer R.A. Joslin said he
arrived at the scene within one minute of the robbery,
but did not see the suspect while en route.
A K-9 Unit from the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office was dispatched to the scene and the suspect was
tracked to an empty lot just southeast of the Circle K
in the 2500 block of Avenue C. There officers found a
yellow-green T-shirt and new tire tracks on the wet
grass. The tracks led out of the field onto Avenue C,
northbound, Joslin said.
Police speculate that the suspect turned left onto
26th Street North and then right onto Gulf Drive North.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Rob Velardi found a
tan "Gilligan style" hat matching the description of the
one worn by the suspect during the robbery lying in the
middle of the roadway in the 2600 block of Gulf Drive
Crime scene technician Deputy Richard Talbot of
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office took into evidence
the hat, the Snicker's candy bar, the dollar bill, and the
yellow-green T-shirt. Talbot also obtained fingerprints
from the store's checkout counter and front door.
THE ISLANDER N SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Sept. 21, 5:01 p.m., special city commission meeting
and final public hearing on 2000-01 budget.
Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Sept. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Sept. 20, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting and
final public hearing on 2000-01 budget.
Sept. 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Consent agenda, first reading for ordinance amending
city charter, public hearing for Bridge Street Village
variances and special exceptions and public comments.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting and
final public hearing on 2000-01 budget.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Sept. 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Longboat Key Town Hall.
Sept. 21, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire Rescue District tax
appeal hearing followed by regular meeting, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A video tape of the robbery and film from a second
security camera behind the store's checkout counter
were taken into evidence by Joslin.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said this is the first
armed robbery in Bradenton Beach in the 14 years he's
been with the city.
A total of six officers responded to the scene: three
from Bradenton Beach, one from Holmes Beach, and
two from the MCSO.
At presstime, the suspect had not been located.
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Saga of search for building official continues
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria has another hot prospect for a new
building official. Manatee County Construction Coor-
dinator Clarence Welch has applied for the position and
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh wants to hire him.
Deffenbaugh urged fellow commissioners to call
Welch and interview him as soon as possible. Some
money issues remain, but Deffenbaugh said he's con-
fident these can be ironed out.
Welch would come to work for the city for $44,000
a year. It's more than he makes at his present job, but
the benefits with the Anna Maria job are substantially
less. For example, Welch would lose the retirement
plan he has with the county and his wife would have to
provide her own health insurance.
Deffenbaugh said he hopes that everything will
work out and Welch's hiring can be confirmed either
at a special commission meeting or at the regular meet-
ing Sept. 28.
Welch has the requisite building official certifica-
tion, but there had been a misunderstanding among
commissioners about that requirement earlier. City
officials thought an individual could be hired and work
on certification while on the job. However, that is not
the case, according to Deffenbaugh. The individual
must have the appropriate certification on the first day
of the job.
The lack of a building official was a topic of dis-
cussion throughout the meeting. For example,
Deffenbaugh said Bradenton has been helping out with
the occasional loan of their official and "they've indi-
cated that this is getting a little old."
Seventh full-time deputy to serve in city
Commissioners voted to approve a contract with
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for the coming
fiscal year. There have been six full-time deputies, in-
cluding a sergeant, serving the city, but Capt. Mike
Mayer told commissioners adding a seventh officer
would ensure that deputies familiar with the city and its
laws and codes would almost always be on duty on the
Mayer told commissioners that, for instance, dur-
ing the meeting the deputy on patrol was essentially
unfamiliar with the Island.
With annual leave, sick days, special training and
special assignments, it is impossible to keep deputies
familiar with Anna Maria on duty at all times, Mayer
Sgt. Jim Tillner, who has been in command of the
Anna Maria deputies, is retiring soon and he will be
replaced with a sergeant assigned full time to the City
of Anna Maria.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he favors having
a sergeant familiar with the Island in command. He said
he wants to ensure that people have a specific indi-
vidual they can go to for a final word.
There had been complaints about response time in
the past, and there was confusion about how residents
were supposed to call for help especially non-emer-
gency help. Mayer said that confusion has been cleared
up with new pagers for the deputies and the sergeant
has a cell phone at all times.
Anna Maria residents in need of non-emergency
help should call the sheriff's department at 747-3011
and ask for Anna Maria's extensions: 2361, 2362, or
The city will pay $363,462 for law enforcement
services in the coming fiscal year.
Celebrate Anna Maria approved
Commissioners approved a permit for the promot-
ers of the Celebrate Anna Maria festival scheduled for
Pine Avenue will be closed from Gulf Drive to Bay
Boulevard for the day-long event with the exception of
North Shore Drive, where north-south vehicular traf-
fic will be allowed to pass across Pine. The organizers
are required to post a patrol deputy at the intersection
to protect pedestrians.
Promoter Jason Cimino told commissioners his
group is all set for the event, which will include arts and
crafts, music, dancing in the street and games for chil-
dren. The event-will culminate with a fireworks display
There was some discussion about the number of
trash cans and dumpsters the event's promoters need to
provide, but that was ironed out.
City Attorney Jim Dye told Celebrate Anna Maria
promoters they need to deal directly with the city pier
tenant about the fireworks display. Rick DeFrank, an-
other coordinator of the event, said there is a letter of
agreement with the tenant already on file with the city.
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The special event permit was unanimously ap-
proved pending the addition of a "hold harmless"
clause to protect the city.
Spring Avenue may be closed to trucks
In other action, commissioners decided to explore
ways to legally close Spring Avenue to through traffic.
Residents of the street told commissioners that
delivery vehicles making trips to restaurants and shops
are using the street as a short cut from Gulf Drive to
There is already a sign on nearby Magnolia Street
prohibiting trucks from entering, but the city has no
enforcement power because it has no code or ordinance
to prevent truck traffic on the street.
While on the subject of Spring Street, Siegrid
Danzo asked commissioners to do something about the
difficulty of making a left turn from Spring onto Gulf
Drive. She said she sometimes has to wait five or 10
minutes to make the turn.
Danzo said she thought she had left New Jersey
traffic behind when she moved to the Island. She got
laughter from the commission and the audience on her
Suggestions to correct the problem ranged from
hiring retired law enforcement to direct traffic during
the busy season to placing a four-way stop sign at that
Commissioners decided to revisit the issue when
the post office moves to its new location Oct. 20, be-
cause traffic patterns will change then.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda serves as Anna
Maria's liaison to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce. He said the chamber asked him to make it
clear that it is not sponsoring an Oktoberfest event in
the city this year.
Instead, it is planning a street fair to coincide with
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65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge has come up again. The
Florida Department of Transportation's Brian Williams
told members of the area chambers of commerce there
is a problem with traffic on the Palma Sola Causeway
and the fixed-span bridge would be the least expensive
solution to problems in the area.
Skoloda said Williams stated that the DOT has the
authority to make the decision without citizen approval.
Skoloda said representatives of the Anna Maria and
Manatee chambers were apparently in favor of the new,
The proposal for a fixed-span bridge reared its
head when the DOT presented it in 1993. A group of
people opposed to the megabridge took the DOT to
task and after a five-year fight, were able to prevent its
Galati Marine channel dredging cost
Galati Marine representatives asked to attend the
meeting to discuss the possibility of the city reimburs-
ing the company for some of the cost of dredging the
dogleg channel to its marina.
The mayor said Chris Galati was in touch with
him to say that the issue is complicated and he wasn't
ready to present it to the commission.
Deffenbaugh said Galati is going to ask the city for
$6,000 to help cover the cost of dredging work that was
done incorrectly. "Everybody is accusing everybody, and
it's impossible to say who's to blame," the mayor said.
Galati had to foot the bill for the correction of the
faulty dredging. The mayor said Galati alledges to have
asked the city for help and the city agreed to pay $6,000
of the $25,000 cost.
Apparently the agreement was made with Phil
Charnock, Anna Maria's former building official, but
Deffenbaugh said he can't find any written record of
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Center parking still a problem
Hal Badger, who lives on Hardin Avenue, told
commissioners that people using the Anna Maria Island
Community Center are still parking all over his street.
He said they park in yards and leave trash behind.
The city used to mow on the rights of way, he said,
and trash got picked up with some regularity, but they
no longer do this and he is doing it himself now.
Commissioner Jay Hill said he has owned property
on the street for many years and has noticed the prob-
lem for a long time. He said he's talked to the people
at the Center and they say they police the area for trash
every day. But, Hill said, he has never seen it done. He
said the same trash will lie there for weeks.
Skoloda suggested sending a letter to the Center
staff asking them to tell their patrons they cannot park
on Hardin Avenue when there are spaces available in
the Center's parking lot. He suggested that would be a
good thing to try first.
Offshore businesses could be a problem
Hill said he's received letters from business people
who want to set up business offshore and run deliver-
ies to the beach.
He wondered if the city shouldn't have an ordinance
to regulate these businesses. Siesta Key has one that makes
such businesses locate at least 1,000 feet from shore.
The city attorney said municipalities do not have
the power to enact such ordinances since their bound-
aries stop at the mean high-water line.
He said the city could send a local delegation to the
legislature to get the city limits extended, but this is a
Commissioners decided to address the issue at a
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Gordon fires mostly blanks
A couple of years ago Hurricane Harvey flinched,
missing Anna Maria Island and causing minimal damage.
Now Gordon comes along and scoots 75 miles west
of Tampa Bay, doing little damage and possibly lulling
Islanders into complacency.
Other than flooding streets and some homes, the big-
gest problem may have been the flow of disaster gawkers
who came to see what the storm was doing to Anna Maria
But the worst part of storms like Harvey and Gordon
come in the form of people's reaction. And that would be,
"What's the big deal?"
The big deal is people get a false sense of security
when a weak hurricane brushes the coast. That's danger-
As the eye of the storm passed Anna Maria, the strong
south, south east winds shifted westerly shortly after 11
a.m. The bay chop was at three feet and white caps were
visible as far as the eye could see and the chop dropped
to a foot shortly afterward.
The Gulf was breaking on and off shore at 10 a.m.
Huge waves could be seen cresting about a mile out and
the breakers on shore were perilously close to beachfront
buildings. Too close.
The storm surge took its toll on the beach. It washed
through road endingoad endingftr ad ending in Bradenton
Beach, flooding the streets through to the bay.
The surge lasted from approximately 2:30 p.m., an
hour before the afternoon high tide, until shortly after 8:30
p.m., the evening high tide.
And this was just a brush.
We're at the peak of hurricane season and a lot can
still happen. A few words to the wise don't let your
There's a system coming off Africa that looks like it
could be a significant storm. And there's another one
forming in the Yucatan Channel the same place Gor-
don was born that could turn nasty quick and give us
another blow by weekend.
The way people from here have viewed hurricanes
over the past decade or so reminds us of the way people
treated the skirmish at Bunker Hill during the Revolution-
Prior to the battle, folks set up chairs and brought pic-
nic baskets so they could watch the fight. They got more
than they bargained for as it turned into a bloody night-
The same thing can happen with a hurricane. People
come to see what the big blow is all about and all of a
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state intentions of turning SR 70 into a midstate Atlantic
Ocean to Gulf of Mexico major cross-state thoroughfare
comparable to Alligator Alley. There was also discussion
of a symposium in Arcadia. The major question is, "What
happens to the tens of thousands more Gulfbound vehicles
when they reach what is now the 90-degree right-turn at
the west end of 53rd Avenue West?
As is well known, as a fourth-generation Manatee
County resident I have been deeply involved in the
Intracoastal Waterway bridge battle for more than a de-
cade, hold a degree which embraces meteorology, have
worldwide hurricane and typhoon experience with the
U.S. Navy, have been involved in more than 40 meetings
and hearings with Florida Department of Transportation
and Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
hold copious files on the subject of Island access and have
been involved in numerous studies on that subject with the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and
citizens groups studying the entire Atlantic Seaboard.
Further, for a period, I flew for Mote Marine Labo-
ratory as pilot for manatee-dolphin studies and have ob-
served from low altitude almost every yard of baybottom
from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. My "home of
record" since 1945 and my residence for more than 30
years has been the municipality of Bradenton Beach,
wherein I have observed suffered exacerbating ve-
hicular traffic from the time when Fourth Avenue South
terminated at a mangrove swamp at 13th Street South,
then "then" terminus of the Island, to our seasonal torture
of some 25,000 vehicles per day which frequently clog
traffic for miles down Longboat and moves about 5 mph.
With this knowledge I proposed a much needed site
for a third bridge to serve Longboat Key at the most logi-
cal position DEP would allow construction due to mini-
But, don't hold your breath.
Like the Boy Scouts say, "Be prepared."
Or, like the Girl Scouts might say, prepare the boys.
mal seagrass destruction. My last knowledge of Manatee
County's comprehensive plan called for extension of 53rd
Avenue to 86th Street West, a profound factor in locating
an urgently needed new span.
The location is along the "Long Bar," known to
Cortez fishermen for 100 years to be the strip of sand
nearly totally across the bay south of the "Kitchen Flats"
of Cortez. It just happens to be in line with 53rd Avenue
West and reaches the south tip of Anna Maria in totally
unused sand midway between Bayside Coquina and
Leffis Key, about 1,000 feet north of the Longboat Pass
Bridge and affording direct ingress-egress to Coquina
Beach and Longboat.
This was presented to Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization's charrette some five years ago
by the Anna Maria representative who, virtually ignored,
was encouraged to sit down and shut up. A predetermined
conclusion became obvious in that reality was not an ob-
jective and hence retitled the charrette a "charade."
It might by added that a naturalist used more than
$6,000 worth of time identifying by breed some 27 spe-
cies of seabirds which would be adversely affected by an
additional bridge. The ultimate conclusion: there is no
necessity at this time then to consider an additional
bridge. We may come back and reconsider it in five years,
stated six years ago.
Concluding, how do plans for SR 70 address reality
regarding already seasonally intolerable vehicular counts
at this end, or are Cortez-Bradenton Beach residents to be
totally denied Constitutional rights by politically moti-
vated mandates? Well remembered is a DOT plan of a
decade ago to four-lan'e SR 789 from Cortez Road to
Longboat Pass coinciding with an 82-foot-high, 4-percent-
grade megabridge at Cortez. As memory serves, the stated
intent of the then-DOT District 1 secretary on this matter,
a Manatee County investigating committee concluded the
plan would have placed a bulkhead of earth nearly the
entire width of Cortez Village, disenfranchised about a
dozen businesses and destroyed some 113 residences -
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 0 PAGE 7
Hurricane Gordon mostly spares Island
By Paul Roat
The Island was spared yet again mostly.
Hurricane Gordon, with maximum sustained winds
of 75 mph, churned its way offshore from Anna Maria
Sunday toward eventual landfall at Cedar Key.
The seven inches of rain and storm surge were
enough to cause beach erosion, flooding of some
homes and closure of some roads and widespread
power outages, but damage was slight compared to
what could have happened if the hurricane had veered
closer to Southwest Florida.
Coquina Beach had the distinction of recording
what probably was the strongest wind gust on land in
Manatee County 68 mph at a lifeguard tower.
The gust might-have been even higher, but the roof and
anemometer blew off the tower before the final high-
wind reading could be recorded.
There were no injuries in Manatee County as a re-
sult of Hurricane Gordon, according to law enforce-
ment officials. Evacuations were voluntary on the Is-
land, and few if any Islanders took advantage of safe
mainland public refuges.
Bradenton Beach took the brunt of the storm on the
Island with "severe flooding from Seventh Street North
to the city line," according to Police Lt. John Cosby.
He estimated 25 homes and businesses sustained
flood damage, most in the 2100 to 2200 blocks of Gulf
Drive and Avenue C and Avenue B.
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Unlike many elements of the Island, including
even the beach itself, Anna Maria Island's turtle
hatchlings came out of Hurricane Gordon very well.
"They must have a built-in system that lets
them handle storms," said Suzi Fox, who holds the
state marine turtle preservation permit for the Is-
land. "They were hatching in broad daylight and
getting to the Gulf just fine."
Before the storm there were about 20 un-
hatched nests from the original 233 of the sea-
son, and nobody knows how many remain now
- the storm knocked down the stakes that mark
nests. Fox needs the stakes for the data marked
on them, and anyone finding a stake may call
Gulf Drive was closed to vehicular traffic from 2-
5 p.m. Sunday from Seventh Street North to 28th Street
due to street flooding. High tide and the storm surge
peaked at 3:27 p.m., exacerbating the flood problems.
Probably the biggest impact the storm had on
Holmes Beach was beach erosion, according to Public
Works Director Joe Duennes.
"The beach took a pretty good beating," he said.
"In a lot of places the beach lost five or six feet of depth
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One Turtle Watch volunteer, Charles Shumate,
saw a nest being washed open by waves, and he put
its hatchlings in a bucket and took them to the Gulf.
Another man, a resident of the Sandpiper Mo-
bile Resort in Bradenton Beach, saw two nests
hatch out and the babies scramble into the Gulf;
normally they emerge from the nest in the dark of
night. His report was a relief to Fox, who had about
given up those 200 or so hatchlings.
The cooling of the sand in the storm may have
fooled the babies into thinking it was night and time
to emerge, Fox said, "but I believe it's mostly a
storm survival thing."
out 75 feet or toward the Gulf, and it was worse in some
Duennes said "basically the city walked away un-
scathed. There was no significant street flooding, and
although we had some power outages they didn't seem
to last very long." He added he had received no reports
of homes or businesses with water in them due to the
storm surge and high tide.
Duennes credited the lack of rainfall for the lack of
"When we had that hellacious rain in July, the
streets flooded," he said. "This time, although we had
some streets with water on them Sunday afternoon, the
water receded fairly quickly."
Except for some street flooding and beach erosion,
Anna Maria came through the storm mostly unscathed,
too. A dune system in front of the Sandbar restaurant
went out to sea during the high wind and waves.
Manatee Avenue and the Palma Sola Causeway
was closed for about an hour Sunday afternoon after a
barge doing construction work on one of the small
bridges along the causeway broke loose and struck the
bridge. No significant damage was incurred.
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Harold C. Belcher
Harold C. Belcher, 93, of Bradenton, died Sept.
13 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Mr. Belcher came to
Manatee County from there in the early 1970s. He
was a printing machine maintenance worker at
Beach Products, Kalamazoo. He was Protestant.
A Celebration of Life gathering was held Sept.
15. Interment was at Sarasota Memorial Park. Me-
morial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota FL
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County from High Point, N.C., in 1995. He was a sales
administrator for Ciba-Geigy Agricultural Chemicals
Co. for 34 years.
Holland served as a first lieutenant in the U.S.
Army Second Armored Division. He was a graduate of
the University of Florida. He held a masters degree and
was a member of ATO fraternity.
Holland was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church in Anna Maria.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 23,
at 2 p.m. at Roser, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
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He is survived by wife Brenda; daughters Heather
Sykes and Kenzie Cheek, both of Bradenton; son Rob
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Environmental champion Glorida Rains dead at 72
By David Futch
Gloria Rains is going to be missed.
The first lady of environmental activism in the Tampa
Bay area died in her sleep at home Saturday.
Rains, 72, spent three decades trying to save the re-
gion from those who would pave paradise and put up a
She had been chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88 since 1970 and woe to the politician or de-
veloper who got in her way.
ManaSota-88 has been at the forefront of saving en-
dangered lands and stopping environmental nightmares
She and her late husband John H. Rains Jr. were in-
strumental in making sure developers, politicians, phos-
phate miners and others did the right thing.
If they didn't, ManaSota-88 never hesitated to take
them to court. And when ManaSota-88 did, Rains never
blinked, regardless of her opponent.
The name ManaSota-88 is a combination of the
names Sarasota County and Manatee County and exists
because in 1968 the U.S. Public Health Service helped
form 14 groups throughout America to address problems
associated with growth and what should be done in the
"The 88 came from our desire to solve growth prob-
lems by 1988." Rains said in an interview earlier this year.
"That was naivete on our part. Considering the state of our
environment, we had better move the date forward to
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck said Rains' pass-
ing is a tough blow for the environment.
"She was probably the strongest and most effective
environmental leader this region has ever seen," Lobeck
said. "It's a major. major loss to Manatee county and the
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Glenn Compton, who Rains chose to be her successor, is
expected to get the nod, Lobeck said.
He added that he does not anticipate her death will
have an effect on current ManaSota-88 lawsuits, specifi-
cally two challenges regarding construction by Arvida Co.
of 898 units on north Perico Island.
Entirely independent, ManaSota-88 raises money
from 2,500 private supporters, accepting no money from
"Where there's an issue we believe in, we don't com-
promise. People have been critical of us as a result," Rains
said in a June interview. "Our feeling is that government
and politicians are too willing to compromise. We won't
take a position until we're sure that it's the right one. Once
we do take a position on an issue, we don't compromise.
"We take no money from polluting industries because
once you do you start compromising your positions or
worse, you start selling out.
"We never give out a list of our membership. That
enables us to give privacy to those who want to contrib-
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fundraising letter and that's about it.
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ManaSota-88 became the leading force in preventing
phosphate mining in the Lake Manatee watershed.
"If phosphate mining had gone forward as planned,
our water situation would be entirely different than it is
today," Rains said.
Some of ManaSota-88's other accomplishments over
the years (Rains calls them "wins") include stopping
orimulsion from being shipped to Port Manatee so power
companies could bur the fuel that scientists said was
Other wins were getting a federal law passed to pre-
vent the use of phosphogypsum which contains cancer-
ManaSota-88 pushed the state to step up its testing of
underprivileged children for lead which causes loss of
The group got Sarasota County schools to stop using
harmful pesticides on school grounds.
The group also took a lead role in developing com-
prehensive land-use plans for area counties and cities,
helped pass air quality standards, stopped the plans to
dump treated sewage water in the Hillsborough River
which feeds drinking water plants for Tampa-area resi-
dents and was a major force in showing wetland mitiga-
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"She knew she had serious heart problems and her
doctors told her she needed to pull back to relieve the
stress in her life," Lobeck said. "But Gloria said staying
out of the fights would cause more stress than trying to
make a difference. She completed life as she wanted."
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Roser Memorial Community Church will host a
party on the beach Saturday, Sept. 23, to "help fami-
lies looking for a spiritual connection in their lives
to get to know the church," said its pastor, Rev. Gary
The party will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the
Bayfront Park pavilion on North Bay Boulevard in
Anna Maria City. Hot dogs, drinks and other good-
ies will be served at no charge. Also on the program
are games, music, swimming and just relaxing on the
The pastor described the event as "a time for fun
on the beach and getting to know each other, Roser
Church and its Sunday School leaders, without pres-
sure or obligation.
"It isn't easy to build a solid marriage and a uni-
fied family," he said, "but churches can help. If this
event points even one family toward helpful support,
it will be a success."
Further information is available at 778-0414.
Widowed persons organization
starts regular meetings
Two Mondays each month will be reserved for
regular meetings at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center for the Manatee Widowed Persons Service,
starting Sept. 25.
The meetings will be from 10 to 11 a.m. each sec-
ond and fourth Monday and will be a "Coffee and Con-
versation Hour," said the sponsoring American Asso-
ciation of Retired Persons. Details may be obtained at
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or by
High Holiday services set
at Temple Beth Israel
High Holiday services will begin with a Selichot
service at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Temple Beth
Israel, 567 Bay Isle Road, Longboat Key.
Erev Rosh Hashanah service will begin at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29, followed by the Rosh Hashanah ser-
vice at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
The Kol Nidre service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 8, with Yom Kippur service at 10 a.m. Monday,
Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at all the
services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist,
and the temple choir directed by Florence Katz.
During the Selichot service Sept. 23, four new High
Holy Day Torah covers will be dedicated in a special cer-
emony. Sarah Rutberg was commissioned to develop and
execute the designs for the temple's Torahs. She is a Ju-
daic artist working in a variety of media.
By tradition, the more colorful Torah covers used
during the year are changed at this time to reflect the
message of the High Holy Days of prayer, repentance
and righteous acts, the temple explained.
The temple issued a special invitation to the pub-
lic to attend the Selichot service. Further information
may be obtained at 383-3428.
Low vision persons meet Tuesday
The Visionaires, a group of Anna Maria Island
residents with low vision, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Sept. 26, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information may be
obtained and transportation arranged at 778-5001.
Veterans hear of benefits
at Saturday seminar
Benefits available to military veterans will be de-
tailed at a seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23,
at the American Legion Kirby-Stewart Post, 2000 75th
St. W., Bradenton.
Service officers will inform veterans of benefits,
including medical care, prescription drugs, burial and
others, said the Legion. Vets should bring a copy of
their DD 214 or discharge, a spokesman said.
Hot dogs, beer and soft drinks will be served after
the meeting. Further information may be obtained at
This original painting by the late Manatee County artist
Robert Hodgell is one of 26 Hodgells to be sold in a
silent auction during the exhibition "In Memory of Bob
Hodgell" through Oct. 2 at the Art League of Manatee
County, 209 Sixth St. W., Bradenton.
Center program schedule out
Schedules of youth and adult programs for the 2000-
01 season are available now at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
The programs run alphabetically from Baby Ballerina
for 3 year olds through sports, camps, dance, aerobics,
bridge, languages and history to Women's Club meetings.
Listed are dates, times, location within the Center
campus, instructor and costs. Detailed information may be
obtained from Sandee Pruett at the Center, 778-1908.
Dunne named to position
by Rotary International
James R. Dunne of Holmes Beach, president-elect of
the Anna Maria Rotary Club, has been appointed interna-
tional services group leader by Rotary International.
He will provide guidance and assistance to the five
Rotary International clubs in Manatee County, Group
8 of Rotary District 6960.
He will guide them in involvement in international
humanitarian and health projects, including seeking
candidates for Paul Harris overseas international schol-
arships, youth exchanges and group study exchanges.
Dunne has been a member of Rotary International
for 35 years.
Cutting-edge art in October
exhibit at library
An art exhibit assembled by an avant-garde orga-
nization, ARTarget, will be featured during October at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
In place will be 40 works by area artists including
many from the Island. Also exhibited will be the col-
lection of antique fans by Anita Palmer of Key Royale.
ARTarget is described by member Zoe Von
Averkamp of Holmes Beach as dedicated to the exhi-
bition of significant and topical works by emerging and
established artists, introducing the public to contempo-
rary and cutting-edge art.
The exhibition will stress abstract, experimental
and expressionist art, she said.
The organization is headquartered in Sarasota but
has members throughout the area, she said. Its presi-
dent, Kimberly E. Young-Sheperd, is coordinating the
show. Included in the show are works by Woody
Candish, Kathleen Moore, Rick Grice, Averkamp,
Leeanne Singletary, Valerie Borstleman, Young-
Sheperd and Joe Barren.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.
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Island consolidation referendum
proposal dropped in Holmes Beach
By Ann McGrath
Talk of consolidation took the air out of the pro-
posal for a non-binding referendum and it was dropped
like a lead balloon at the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion meeting Sept. 12.
"We can move on now. If there's one thing I can
do, it's count to five. I can see that there are three
against two on this," said Commission Chairman
Roger Lutz, after leading the discussion about placing
on November's general election ballot a non-binding
referendum regarding consolidating three Island cities
Lutz proposed the referendum which, if placed on
the ballot, would have allowed residents of Holmes
Beach to vote "yea" or "nay" for consolidation of the
Commissioners Pat Geyer, Don Maloney and Rich
Bohnenberger were against it. Commissioner Sandy
Haas-Martens was in favor of the proposal.
Maloney said the concept of consolidation must be
explained to Island citizens before a referendum can be
placed on the ballot.
"I learned a long time ago in business that you can
have understanding without an agreement, but no
agreement without understanding, and that's why I'm
not ready to support any Holmes Beach arbitration,"
More money and a greater political voice are the
benefits Islanders would gain through consolidation of
the three cities. Maloney said, and in the event of con-
solidation, the Island would have the largest tax assess-
ment community in the county.
"We're cheating all three cities by acting separately
on things that we're already together on," Maloney said,
citing franchise agreements as one thing all three Island
cities have already entered into separately.
"I can't believe that anyone on this Island wouldn't
want it," said Maloney. "For more than 50 years now
different groups some witharbitration have tried
to convince Island citizens that consolidation was the
best choice, but each time it failed because the people
promoting it did not take the time to explain."
Maloney said he presented three questions concern-
ing consolidation at last October's meeting of the Barrier
Islands Elected Officials, and the answers he received
indicated officials wanted nothing to do with it. Each ques-
tion required a numerical.answer of 1 to 10 with 1 signi-
fying disapproval and 10, approval, Maloney said. The
first question, asking if there was any sense in studying
consolidation, received a 1 from every Island city. The
second, asking if certain departments in the cities should
be consolidated, also received a 1. The third, asking fora
non-binding referendum, received a 1 from Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach and a minus 1 from Anna Maria,
"At the October 1999 meeting of Barrier Islands
Elected Officials," said Maloney, "Mayor Whitmore of
Holmes Beach said, and I quote, 'I couldn't care less
if it saves everybody money and we all have less
"This might put some politicians in a position
where they would have to explain why they don't want
consolidation." Lutz said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole and commis-
sioners Dawn Baker and Berneitta Kays were in atten-
dance, but did not make comments.
Cole said later that he is against consolidation.
"First I would like to see some demonstration of
doing things in unison," Cole said. "Whenever any-
thing is done that requires some unity among the Island
cities, there is no cooperation on the part of city gov-
ernments," he said.
First there was the disagreement among the cities
concerning "hang tags" to identify citizens for reentry
to the Island after a disaster. Cole was in favor of hang
tags versus decals, but it took some time and encour-
agement from emergency management personnel to
convince commissioners in Holmes Beach and Anna
And Anna Maria City, for example, hesitated on
the opportunity to approve a contract agreement with
Grubbs Emergency Services, delaying the vote until its
next meeting, after Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach
and Longboat Key had already approved it, said Cole.
Anna Maria city commissioners decided at the Aug. 24
meeting to send the contract back for changes before
they reconsider it again at the Sept. 28 meeting.
Grubbs would assist in disaster cleanup in the
event of a hurricane and collect Federal Emergency
Management Agency funds to cover expenses, Cole
said. If and when a disaster happens, "and it will hap-
pen, it's a just a matter of when," Cole said, debris from
the three cities in agreement would be placed at Co-
quina Beach. "But without a contract, Anna Maria
would have to find its own dumping ground," Cole
Another reason Cole is against consolidation is the
fact that each Island city has established an identity,
and the citizens of Bradenton Beach are not ready to
give that up, he said.
"The citizens of Bradenton Beach would tear city
hall down if they had to give up their police department
or sanitation service," Cole said.
Bradenton Beach citizens are very proud of their
police department, Cole said, and Anna Maria chooses
to contract service from the Manatee County Sheriff's
Bradenton Beach provides its own sanitation ser-
vice; Holmes Beach and Anna Maria have a contract
with Waste Management.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh of Anna Maria laughed
when he was asked about consolidation.
"I don't know if it will fly," said Deffenbaugh. "I
think it should be put to the vote of the people."
Although he agrees that money could be saved by
consolidation. "It seems like most people want to have
their own little city," he said.
And when the subject of the Grubbs contract came
up, Deffenbaugh said, "We very definitely need the
contract in place."
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens said that consolidation would take time. During
her years of service on the fire board she said she
watched as the fire departments moved toward form-
ing one district. They started with sharing the services
of a safety officer, she said, and progressively formed
West Manatee Fire District.
And now Holmes Beach is sharing the services of
its building official with the city of Anna Maria, said
But before Holmes Beach places a non-binding ref-
erendum regarding consolidation on November's ballot,
the Island's other two city governments should be in-
formed, said Maloney. "I would hate like hell to see the
attitudes of the other two cities when they see Holmes
Beach putting this on the ballot by itself. You better talk
to the other cities and convince them to join us."
Bohnenberger was in agreement, saying "I would
also feel much better if we'd put it on the ballot with
all three cities at the same time."
In a last-minute attempt to persuade commission-
ers to consider the non-binding referendum regarding
consolidation of the Islands three cities, Lutz said that
in the event of consolidation, the Island could have
three boroughs and each borough could do its own
Bohnenberger suggested placing the topic of con-
solidation on the agenda for discussion at one of the
commission work sessions.
"Every trip starts with the first step," said Lutz.
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School.wide assembly focuses on student rules
By Diana Bogan ~
Islander Correspondent "f... ...
Mary Miller's fifth-grade class performed a musi- ;Be.
cal rap that reminded students, teachers and parents positive!
about the importance of following the Anna Maria El- Students
ementary School rules at the school assembly Monday, were
Sept. 11. reminded
The lyrics to their rap song urged students to "Re- to always
member the rules, check out the rules, use them at turn a
school and you will be cool!" frown
The presentation also keyed in on the importance upside
of attitude, coming to school prepared and the new down.
unwritten rule, "Start right, dress right." 0 Islander
At the repeat presentation performed at the first Photos:
Parent-Teacher Organization meeting the evening of Diana
Sept. 12, Principal Tim Kolbe stressed the need to fol- Bogan
low the county-wide school dress code.
Parents are reminded that shorts and skirt lengths
need to reach your child's fingertips. There should also
be no cut-off pants, beachwear or exposed midriffs.
A full list of county dress code guidelines was sent
home at the beginning of the school year. -. .
The magic of attitude
When you give each letter the numerical value of its place in the alphabet, "Atti-
tude" adds up to 100. Thus, attitude is the key to everything 100 percent.
Rule # 4:
Come to school prepared to learn each and every day.
Students participate in
International Peace Day
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School gave a
minute of silence at noon on Sept. 19 for Peace Day.
Celebrated in schools around the world, Peace Day
was created by the United Nations as a reminder of our
shared commitment to a world culture of peace.
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Sept. 25
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Corndog, Tater Tots, Mixed Fruit, Juice
Tuesday, Sept. 26
S Breakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Juice
Lunch: BBQ Chicken Sandwich or Pancake on
* a Stick, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit, Juice
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Chili with Cornbread or Chicken Patty,
Green Beans, Juice
Thursday, Sept. 28
S Breakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Juice
* Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Manager's Choice, :
* Carrots, Fresh Fruit, Jello 0
Friday, Sept. 29
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Pizza or Cheese Nachos, Corn, Cake,
All meals served with milk.
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Proud as a peacock
Parents, teachers, family and students couldn't help
but be proud of the school's mascot, a peacock, and the
students who helped make the peacocks tops.
Eight students were recognized at the Anna Maria
Elementary School assembly and Parent-Teacher Or-
ganization meeting for high scores on the Florida
Writes exam. The highest possible score is a 6.
The students offered this advice to those who take
the test this year, "Do your best, write about something
you like, and use big words."
Other helpful hints included eating a good break-
fast and getting a good night's sleep before the big test.
And if all else fails try a good luck charm or a favorite
shirt. Kaci Kennedy says she wore her lucky flying pig
socks the day she took her test.
These student's scores, along with other student's
test results, contributed to Anna Maria Elementary's
being named an "A" school and to an award of $38,216
to the school for excellence.
Principal Tim Kolbe attributed the school's success
to "youngsters that are willing and ready to learn, car-
ing parents and a solid staff."
Peacocks do school proud
Top row, left to right, Kelsey Taylor (5), Kayla Boak
(5), and Kaci Kennedy (5). Bottom row, left to right,
Ashley Bowling (6), Michelle Stomp (5), Tiffany
Dixon (5), Kathryn Rawson (5), Caitlin Burns (5),
and Kyle Schoonover (level 5 in FCAT Reading). Not
pictured, Brad Stemm, who also scored a 5 on Florida
Writes, moved to Stewart Elementary School.
Fifth-graders in Joyce Ellis' class at Anna
r' .u Maria Elementary School are learning
about the U.S. Constitution this month.
S Students who can define the meaning of
/ -r specific words, such as "posterity, used in
the Preamble, take turns displaying a
a patriotic cat named "Liberty" on their desk.
Liberty recently graced the desks of Heather
Dearlove, left, and Hannah Crowe.
THE ISLANDER N SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 E PAGE 13
Holmes Beach budget OK'd: final adoption Sept. 26
By Ann McGrath
Holmes Beach city commissioners
unanimously approved the proposed
2000-01 budget Sept. 12 along with a mill-
age rate that will make residents smile.
The millage rate of 2.25 mills will stay
the same for the 2000-01 fiscal year that
begins Oct. 1.
"We haven't raised taxes in four
years." Mayor Carol Whitmore said.
"We're proud of that."
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of as-
sessed value of property less any exemp-
For Holmes Beach homeowners, a
home valued at $225,000, and claiming a
$25,000 homestead exemption, would pay
$450 in city taxes next year.
Changes in the proposed budget in-
elude a reallocation of money from public
works to fund part-time summer help, re-
allocation of money from public works to
.. ,cl,.e matching street lights for addi-
tional city property and money to pay
Waste Management for sanitation ser-
vices. There's also money set aside to
make an adjustment if one is needed after
the results of a salary study are received
this month, Treasurer Rick Ashley said.
Also, there is a positive indication that
Holmes Beach will get grant money to
solve drainage problems, Ashley said, and
it will be announced as soon as there is a
formal agreement for the funding.
The mayor, on family vacation out-
side the state, attended the meeting via
"Overall, 1 feel it's a good budget,"
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The overall budget amount is
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carryovers. The reserve amount is
The department with the largest bud-
get increase is public works with
$1,456,141.10, up $484,886 from last
year's budgeted amount.
Added to this year's public works
budget is a proposed amount of $475,000
for infrastructure expenditures including
seawall repair of $205,000, a bike path at
$250,000 offset by a $225,000 grant and
other expenditures of $20,000. Also added
this year is $8,000 for part-time summer
labor and $3,000 for a gazebo.
Items within public works showing
significant increase over last year are:
employee "health and dental insurance,
$82,200, up from last year's budgeted
amount of $46,285; traffic lights, parks,
and buildings, $65,000, up from $57,000
last year; $31,500 for repairs and mainte-
nance $16,500 for buildings and equip-
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compared to last year's budgeted amount
of $13,000. Operating supplies are
$21,500 compared to $14,000 budgeted
last year $12,500 for supplies and uni-
forms, $7,500 for fuel, and $1,500 for the
Scoring second for largest budgeted
amount over last year is the police depart-
ment at $1,247,455.56, compared to last
year's $1,090,767, or an increase of
$156,688. The largest line item increases
are for salaries $616,116.64, up
$27,758.64 from last year's budgeted
amount; insurance $130,150, up $45,801
from last year; and $94,086 for equipment,
over last year's budgeted amount of
$63,000, reflects a West Coast Inland
Navigational District grant for $30,786 to
cover the cost of a replacement boat.
The amount budgeted for general
government, $383,129.94, shows the
smallest increase at just over $19,130.94
more than last year.
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Perico Eight attorney to meet with Bradenton attorneys
By David Futch
Bradenton city attorney Bill Lisch is
scheduled to meet Sept. 20 in West Palm
Beach to discuss a settlement aimed at
ending a challenge to Bradenton's com-
prehensive land-use plan.
The group Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County, or the Perico Eight,
challenged amendments the city tacked
on its land-use plan earlier this year.
Those amendments allowed city
council members to approve Arvida
Co.'s plans to build 898 units on north
This comes despite the fact an ad-
ministrative law judge ruled that none
of the Perico Eight were affected by the
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Perico Eight attorney Jane Gordon
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firm representing the city at her office in
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to be attorneys talking. I have not talked
to Arvida about this. Settling the case at
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the judge's ruling, said the recommen-
dation won't mean anything until a final
order is issued.
He said the law judge dismissed the
Perico Eight's action for lack of stand-
ing on the part of the petitioners and
now the DCA's recommended order is
to dismiss the petition on the same
"Jane Gordon filed exceptions to the
judge's ruling, I filed responses to the
exception and Jane filed to remand the
case back to the administrative law
judge," Roopnarine said. "Once the final
order is issued, the group of Concerned
Citizens can decide what they want to
do. The case isn't over until the final
order is issued."
Perico Eight spokesman Ken
Crayton said his group feels like they've
fallen by the wayside because nothing
new is happening. Still, they think there
is hope even though the judge and DCA
have ruled against them.
"We're not going to dry up and go
away," Crayton said. "We're too far into
He said his biggest problem is one
of money, specifically the lack of it.
They'll try to solve that problem Oct. 14
when the group holds a buffet-dance
fundraiser with a silent auction at St.
resuming at church
Island Baptist Church is resuming
its AWANA program, so successful last
year that it drew 72 children every week,
said program leader Beverly Wilmore.
The title comes from the Bible,
"Approved Workmen Are Not
Ashamed," she said. It is for youngsters
from 3 years old through sixth grade. It
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Wednesday, starting Sept. 20.
A nondenominational program, it
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The Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
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Crayton said all he knows about the
meeting between the attorneys is that the
two sides want to talk.
"I don't know what the city has in
mind, but I suggested in July that we sit
down with the city and come to some
kind of compromise," Crayton said.
"Last night our group discussed the po-
tential of the meeting. I think it's a wait-
and-see position. The city initiated this
and we don't know what offer they'll
put on the table at this time. This came
out of the blue and we don't know why."
Crayton added there are several sce-
The recent county commission elec-
tion saw the board shift to a majority
that prefers controlled growth over un-
bridled growth. With Jane von
Hahmann's victory over Stan Stephens,
there's an entirely different attitude on
the county commission, he said.
"We also think several big projects
are being held up because of the legal
action against the comprehensive plan
that allowed Arvida to do what they
did." Crayton said. "We think there may
be pressure by Arvida to get this over
with so they can get their permits and
start building. It would be great if this
whole thing went away."
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THE ISLANDER E SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 E PAGE 15
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 13, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, re-
covered stolen tag and impounded vehicle. The deputy
found a man sleeping in Bayfront Park and ran a report
on the vehicle tag, which revealed the tag was stolen.
The man did not have a driver's license, but told the
officer the tag was on the vehicle when he bought it two
weeks ago. The officer told the man he could return
with proof of ownership to claim the vehicle.
Sept. 8, 2100 block of Bay Drive North, theft. A
homeowner reported someone stole roofing supplies.
Missing are 30 pastel-green metal roofing panels with
a total'value of $500. A witness statement was filed
Sept. 9, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, retail
theft. Unknown suspect left Circle K Convenience
store without paying for $20 of gasoline and an 18-pack
of beer, the store clerk reported. The suspect was ob-
served driving north on Gulf Drive in a dark green car
with no tag.
Sept. 9, 2600 block of Cortez Road West,
Bradenton, failure to notify the Department of High-
way Safety and Motor Vehicles within 20 days reflect-
ing address change. An officer arrested a man when he
refused to sign a citation after the officer advised him
he would be arrested unless he signed it. The man was
transported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department
and then to the Manatee County jail. The vehicle was
The officer first noticed the vehicle when it was in
front of him at a traffic light on Cortez Road. When the
light turned green, the vehicle tires spun and burned
rubber, the officer said, and the vehicle sped away,
weaving through traffic lanes. The officer turned his
siren on and chased the vehicle six blocks. The officer
said that after the man pulled over, he began cursing
Sept 10, 2500 block beach area, Econo Lodge, lost
nrnnertv. A women reported losing a diamond earring
valued at $1,500 on the beach. The area was searched
and nothing was found.
Sept. 11. 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, tres-
pass warning. Mobile home park manager notified
police that a man entered a mobile home after the
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Donald Spillane, 35, of Bradenton Beach was
charged Sept. 12 with the sexual battery of a woman he
knew and was related to, police said.
The woman, 18, told police the suspect saw her at
her father's Bradenton workplace Sept. 8 at 8:30 p.m.
and asked if she wanted to go out to see a band.
After they were in the car, the suspect told her she
could drink alcohol and he wouldn't tell, she told police.
The suspect took her to two different bars where they
were not recognized and she drank six or seven mixed
drinks at his insistence within three hours time, she said.
The suspect then asked her if she wanted to go
swimming. She told police that when she said yes, he
took her to his place of work, Smuggler's Cove, 1501
Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton Beach, which has a pool.
They swam for approximately an hour and a half until
a guest at the complex complained about noise, she said.
The next day a witness told condo management she
saw a man and woman together in the Jacuzzi, and the
suspect's wallet was found there, according to police.
The woman said she passed out early the next
morning fully dressed in a vacant condo, but later woke
owner specified no one was to enter the residence.
The man told police he came to clean the home be-
fore it was sold, and fell asleep and spent the night
there. The park manager said this is not the first time
the man has been asked to leave. An officer issued
a trespass warning.
Sept. 10, 300 block of 56th Street, battery. After
responding to dispatch on reported domestic violence,
an officer arrested a man and transported him to jail
based on victim's sworn affidavit and evidence officer
observed at the scene.
Sept. 11. 5201 Gulf Drive. check/draft. A Paradise
Realty filed worthless check affidavits for two checks
issued in August for the amounts of $1,526 and
Sept. 12, 508 Bayview Drive, check/draft. A com-
up nude with the suspect having intercourse with her.
For two minutes, the woman froze because she
was afraid of the suspect, she told police. Then she
yelled at him to stop and take her home to her father.
After the suspect got off the bed, the woman told po-
lice he started banging on the wall and saying, "I hope
she doesn't remember."
The suspect then took the woman to a location
where he resides with another relative, she told police.
The victim's bracelet was found in the bed at the
condo residence the next day by a housekeeper, but the
suspect had washed the bedsheets and destroyed any
other evidence that might have been present, accord-
ing to police.
The woman told police she had been afraid to tell
anyone what happened.
The suspect turned himself in at the Bradenton
Beach Police Department the same day the woman
filed a report against him. When both individuals were
present at the police department, the suspect was sepa-
rated downstairs from the victim upstairs, police said.
Spillane was arrested and remains at the Manatee
County jail on $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to ap-
pear in court Oct. 11.
plainant filed a worthless check affidavit for a check
received July 7 in the amount of $975.
Sept. 13, 5800 block of Marina Drive, suspicious
calls. Man told police that he had received several nui-
sance calls each day for 30 days. When he answers the
phone no one responds, he said. The phone company
told him they would follow up on the calls after he re-
ported the matter to police and received a case number.
Sept. 13, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A bank employee reported that someone had
driven over, or backed into, the bank's aluminum exit
sign. No suspects or witnesses were found. The bank
employee stated that she would notify a maintenance
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PAGE 16 0 SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER
Girl power plus intuition: winner
You go girl.
Tiffany Blevins was the second week's winner of
the season in the The Islander's football contest.
What makes her victory even sweeter is that Tif-
fany is 12 years old and a seventh grader at King
But you know what's more scary than her first
win? That's right, her second.
Blevins easily won the third week's contest, too.
And she did it by picking three major upsets in college
football UCLA over Michigan, Stanford over Texas
and Notre Dame over Purdue.
You other prognosticators could take a few hints
Her father Rick said she's a big football fan and has
been for the past five years. When she fills in her pre-
dictions on the entry form, Blevins is as thorough as an
astrophysicist checking trajectories for a flight to Mars.
"She really studies the teams," dad Rick said. "She
looks at who has the home field advantage, weighs the
odds by looking at the point spreads, checks the injury
lists. Tiffany does her homework. The first thing she
does every Wednesday before I take her to school is she
wants to stop at The Islander newspaper box and find
out who won. She nearly died when she saw her name.
She told everyone at school."
Tiffany said winning didn't impress her friends.
"They thought 1 was bragging too much," she said.
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"When I make my guesses, my dad tells me the teams
and what the point spread is and which team is the
home team and then I make my decisions. I've been
doing this for five years and this is the first time I won.
"I watch football off and on, but usually I'm at
Tiffany spends two to three hours a day, five days
a week practicing ballet, jazz and tap.
The entire Blevins family considers themselves
football fanatics. Last year, Rick Blevins won a contest
that allowed the family to play one-on-one games
against members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, games
like darts with Paul Gruber or hitting a baseball against
"She thought that was pretty cool," Rick said.
"She's a big Florida State Seminole and Bucs fan, but
what she loves to do is dance and she does it all from
Tiffany Blevins, 12,
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/ she'd save part of it.
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in good shape and that allows her to beat up her little
brother on a regular basis."
Take a tip from Tiffany. Study your teams and
hope you can keep up with a pretty young girl who
likes to dance and watch grown men collide at full
speed, beating themselves senseless.
If you need to get in touch with me, Rick, Tiffany
and I will be in Las Vegas until the end of football sea-
Hostetler hat trick leads Jessie's win
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soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community
Hostetler and Pierce were a two-man wrecking
crew-as they continually penetrated the Palm Tree de-
fense with their speed and agile dribbling.
Just after the opening kickoff, Hostetler stole the
ball, pushed the ball up the field and passed it to Pierce
who was five yards in front of the goal.
Pierce hit a point-blank shot at Palm Tree goalie Will
Osborne who made a great save, knocking the ball back
with a diving stop. But Hostetler got the rebound and jet-
ted the ball into the net for an early 1-0 Jessie's lead.
Minutes later Osborne made another save, stopping
a point-blank range shot from Celia Ware.
Palm Tree got some momentum when they drove
the ball down the field only to be stopped by a hustling
Ware on defense.
Pierce and Hostetler juggled the ball back and forth
before Pierce hammered home his first goal of the
game on a nice left-footer into the corner of the goal
where Osborne had no chance of reaching it.
On a hand-ball penalty kick inside the goalie box,
Pierce got his second score by firing a direct shot to the
right corner that again Osborne had no chance of get-
Osborne redeemed himself when he came out of
goal, taking the ball upfield and sneaking a shot past
Jessie's goalie Nate Hickerson with less than five sec-
onds left in the first half to make it 3-1 Jessie's.
Max Marnie of Palm Tree made the game interest-
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home to bring his team within a goal.
Hostetler came right back with a shot that hit the
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WC Refrigeration 0-1-0 0
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LaPensee 1-0-0 3
Air America 0-1-0 0
Island Pest Control 0-1-0 0
Division III Age 8-9
Galati Marine 1-0-0 3
Jessie's Store 1-0-0 3
Anna Maria Spirit 0-1-0 0
Palm Tree Villas 0-1-0 0
Cory Wash of Palm Tree again made it a one-goal
game when he hit a hard one in goal.
With two minutes left in the game Hostetler beat
three defenders and blasted home his third goal to put
the game out of reach at 5-3.
Gordon washes out Sunrise golf tourney
Hurricane Gordon forced the first cancellation of
a Sunday Sunrise Golf Tournament.
The small blow washed out the tournament after
dumping more than five inches of rain on Manatee
County in less than 24 hours.
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Anna Maria Island
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Bistros vs. Anna Maria Island Sun
Sept. 21 Bridge Street vs. Oden Hardy Construction
Danziger vs. Island Sun
Sept. 26 Harry's vs. Island Sun
Bridge Street Cafe vs. Danziger
Sept. 27 Island Animal Clinic vs. Bistros
Island Sun vs. Oden-Hardy
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Sept. 26 Galati Marine vs. Palm Tree Villas
Sept. 27 Galati vs. Island Spirit
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Sept. 22 Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest at 7:30
Sept. 25 Island Real Estate vs. LaPensee at 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 Air America vs. Island Pest at 7:30 p.m.
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Unsettling stories, governmental guffaws, 'goddessship'?
Don't you just love a good story? Here's a couple
I heard from some old friends.
Ran into Jason the other day, a buddy I hadn't seen
in months and months. He used to work at a beach ca-
bana operation before disappearing. He's got a new job
and said he'd been "traveling" a lot.
Where to? I asked. He pointed at his ball cap and
I read "Kosovo Peacekeeper" on the crown.
Oh. I'd forgotten he was in the reserves. "Yeah,
they called me back in," he said.
Jason was reluctant to talk about how things were
over there. I kept pushing until he finally said he had
a story I might find interesting.
Seems when his squad got to the fighting, the
group he was replacing took the newcomers on a tour
to show 'em the "sights.".
They were walking along a road in an area that was
supposed to be pretty hot when they walked past a va-
cant field where three young kids were playing soccer
ball. Jason figured the intelligence they had must have
been wrong, because how hot could the area be if kids
were kicking a ball around?
A block or so later there was an explosion that Ja-
son said "shook my bones." They all ran back and, to
their horror, found that one of the kids had stepped on
Two boys were killed instantly. A girl of about 11
had her leg blown off at the thigh. "She finally stopped
screaming after about two hours," Jason said.
They couldn't go in and help her because of the
fear of more mines in the field. When the intelligence
guys arrived and checked out the field, they found there
was just the one mine.
"If we'd known, we could have gone in and saved
her," he said.
That was Jason's first day in Kosovo. 1 didn't
Winners in the Sept. 16.horseshoe games
were John Bennett of Anna Maria and George
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Jack Cooper and Jim Spencer, both of Holmes
Winners in the Sept. 13 games were Stan
Buckley and Ken Hueber. both of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Ralph Ludlow and
Tom Tucker, both of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way at 9
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Another buddy, Engineer Ed, spends most of his
time in freighters. He keeps engines running, power
going, and all manner of other things operating on
ships. He's told great stories in the past of seeing gi-
ant squid locked in battle with sperm whales, and has
tales of all those exotic ports you would expect to
read about but probably never see for yourself.
Ed said he'd been out for just a month this time,
sailing around the Gulf of Mexico. He made more
money in one month than he's ever made before, he
said, since the cargo was sulfur. The dangerous
cargo caused him to get all kinds of hazardous-duty
"I did have a problem with an assistant engi-
neer," Ed mentioned as he sipped his adult beverage.
"Fortunately he quit before I had to fire him."
Ed said he and his assistant were working on a
generator and Ed asked his helper to change the fluid
in the crankcase. The assistant thought Ed meant to
change the fluid in the main engine, and was work-
ing on unbolting the crankcase when Ed stopped
"He could have blown us all up," Ed said with a
And on a freighter carrying sulfur, too.
Sometimes, I just shouldn't ask to hear any sto-
Everybody has heard the stories of people getting
arrested for obscure, outdated violations like spitting on
the sidewalk or jaywalking although I seem to re-
member that the officials were really serious about jay-
walking in Seattle a few years ago.
Anyway, you probably saw the incident in Sarasota
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Here's a couple more governmental oddities that
make me wonder if maybe we should find something
for elected officials to do.
City commissioners in tony Coral Gables have is-
sued an "advisory to citizens" setting out rules of de-
"Any person making impertinent or slanderous
remarks or who becomes boisterous while addressing
the commission shall be barred from further audience,"
the advisory states.
"Clapping, applauding, heckling or verbal out-
bursts or any remarks in support of or opposition to a
speaker shall be prohibited." Also banned are signs and
placards advocating any position in the meeting cham-
The city commission can also permanently ban
someone from the meetings, which has caused critics
to say commissioners have effectively handpicked who
can attend meetings.
The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of
Florida says the rules "muzzle anyone at the meetings.
It's a silly effort to make commission meetings a First
Amendment-free zone. It prohibits things like clapping,
things that are clearly not disruptive of a commission
meeting. It goes too far," he adds.
Whatever would Anna Maria do if such a rule were
adopted? Or even suggested?
Orlando has also gone into the wacky lawmaking
mode in its adoption of "panhandling zones."
It seems city commissioners there have adopted
about two dozen areas within the city where panhan-
dling or handing out flyers is permitted, banning those
actions throughout the rest of the city.
Officials hope the new law will help to revive the
downtown area. Opponents say the law's enaction
merely allows officials to turn their backs on the prob-
lem of the homeless.
And no surprise here! the law will be chal-
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Early in the morning, early in the eve for snook
By Capt. David Futch
Snook fishermen report action has been nothing
less than superb, but with one downside.
There are a lot of snook being caught but what's
lacking are the kind anglers really want the ones that
make their way to the frying pan.
The legal limit is two per person per day and snook
less than 26 inches in length and more than 34 inches
must be released.
Here's some good news about snook.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
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That means snook have recovered to the point
where the populations no longer seem to be declining.
They were put on the list in 1990 because they weren't
spawning fast enough to sustain the population.
However. FWC managers said they won't loosen
bag or size limits on snook because the species will
always require careful management.
Jason Lette at Island Discount Tackle said red-
fish are schooling up in the bay big time.
"I caught four the other day and we boated at least
20 and most were too big to keep," Lette said. "They
were 30 to 38 inches. Mangrove snapper fishing is hot.
Snook fishing is starting to pick up as they move back
into the bay. There's a lot of bait around. In the evening
or right at sunup is a good time to fish for snook. You
need to find the potholes and you'll find reds there, too.
There are a lot of trout around and sharks."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said red grouper and lane snapper
are the ticket in 85 feet of water. Mackerel can be found
just about anywhere there's bait offshore.
"On Wednesday, we took some folks out and
caught red grouper to 20 pounds," Morrison said. "We
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had some big lane snapper to almost three pounds.
Those fish bit good right before that storm came. I find
they bite good before and after a big blow."
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams said
snook and redfish are the mainstays for him right now
and should continue to be good until the first cold
fronts start moving in next month.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been fish-
ing inshore for two weeks and catching a lot of small
snook with the occasional keeper. Redfish have been
PLEASE SEE FISHING, NEXT PAGE
That's a big one
Jacob Hutcheson, 12, is pretty proud of this grunt he
caught at the VFWfishathon held Sept. 16 at
Bradenton Beach Pier. We should all be as proud of
our catches. Islander Photo: David Futch
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pretty good and measure between 15 and 25 inches.
"We're going out early to fish," Zach said.
"There's a good bunch of fish but there seems to be a
size missing. The 8 to 15 pounder is rare. Mangrove
snapper is phenomenal. It's amazing how many you
can catch if you apply yourself. Spanish mackerel are
in the Gulf. We should start seeing more cobia soon,
and kingfish season is right around the corner. I
wouldn't be surprised if kingfish season isn't early
because of the amount of bait. There's so much bait
that they're likely to hang around for awhile."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he caught a lot of redfish in the bay "under the
"We caught bonita and mackerel just a couple
miles off the beach," Kimball said. "There are still a lot
of red grouper and snapper in 80 to 100 feet. The big-
gest ones were 12 to 14 pounds. We caught lane snap-
per as fast as we could get the bait down. You'd send
a shiner down and they bit immediately."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said he could only get out one day last week due
to weather, but when he did, it was unforgettable.
"We caught 15 keeper red grouper to 18 pounds in
110 feet of water and also got two gag grouper and a
bunch of lane snapper," Denham said. "When we were
going out, we trolled from two to 10 miles out and
caught big Spanish mackerel to 28 inches."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said snook, red-
fish, flounder, mackerel, mangrove snapper and black
drum are the primary target of pier anglers.
"There's a monster cobia hanging around and both-
ering everyone," Kilb said. "He must weigh 60 or 70
pounds. They get a fish on and he comes and steals it.
I had him on myself and I couldn't budge him. Fishing
is good. There was even a pompano caught this week.
Of course, I caught him."
Capt. Thom Smith with Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said he's been catching a lot of snook.
"We caught 20 Thursday and only had one keeper
- about 27 inches," Smith said. "Redfish have been
good and they're schooling. With the high, full-moon
tides they're hard to find, but if you wait for the tide to
fall, you can see them. If you find some and then you
don't see them, just bump your engine ahead and
they'll show themselves. During this full moon the
mangrove snapper are active."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's catching snook at night around docks where
there are lights.
"We were using live shrimp. We caught about 30
the other night," he said. "I had 10 fish break me off.
On a day trip I had 20 snook and nine trout. We're
catching redfish, too."
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used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons (sofa
by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including two mattresses and pop-
up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-style, stack
chairs, upholstered, $5 each for up to 50 chairs. Wood din-
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each for 20 or more. 80 chairs total. Call Chef/Owner
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dresser mirror table $270. Queen mattress spring
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COCKATIEL FOUND at 2300 Gulf Drive on
Wednesday, Sept. 13. Bird is tame and may be
claimed at Holmes Beach Police Department with
proof of ownership. 798-5804.
FOUND young sweet cat. Vicinity of North Shore
and Spruce St., Anna Maria. Declawed, white
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DIVING SERVICE Under-water boat maintenance.
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BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE needed for
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puter skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The Is-
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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
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WAITRESS, BREAKFAST 8 am 12 pm. or wait-
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PART TIME SALES Flexible hours, friendly atmo-
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custom-designed home by renowned architect
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place and a wonderful view of the river.
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$599,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. 44506
CHARMING HOME on sailboat water, no
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PEACEFUL, SERENE SETTING on dead-end
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popular subdividion. Well cared for home with
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and the best results from classified ads and service
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION now for season or
year round home cleaning service. Also handle com-
mercial accounts. References available. Call Katia,
J&J Cleaning Service, 756-5123.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY Odd jobs, even jobs, no jobs
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
COMPUTER TUTOR. Learn on your computer in
your home. Professional certified, licensed. Operate
your computer as easy as your telephone. 383-5372.
TAXI on the Island, for the Island. $1 off fare if we
don't pick you up in 15 minutes. $1.50 to get in, $1.50
per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7 am 2 am. 7 days.
Island Transportation 737-0336.
JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roofing, masonry, re-
pairs and pressure washing. Call Jack at 721-1958.
WOODWORKER Thirty years craftsman experi-
ence. Interior/exterior doors, stairs, windows, trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. 745-1043. Dan Michael,
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-
JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Recently
updated 2BR Island home. New kitchen,
new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile
floors, new A/C and duct work, new ceiling
fans in every room. $195,000. Dennis
Rauschl 778-4800, 725-3934 anytime.
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call Ava at 778-0403.
DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE: Residential
cleaning. Weekly and bi-weekly schedules now avail-
able. Reasonable rates, reliable and dependable
service, references available. Sit back, relax and let
me do your dirty work! Call today for a free estimate.
792-7613 or 504-9426.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kinds of wood
fences, new or repair at reasonable prices. Call for
free estimate: 778-1098.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or Glass Sentinal security film. Service
and repairs, free estimates. Licensed and insured.
778-1610 or 778-5193.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
GET GORDON OFF your windows. Island Pressure
Cleaning's thorough house wash removes salt,
mildew, dirt from exterior surfaces. Lic/Ins., reason-
GORDON CLAIMS: We get you more $$$. Will your
settlement cover your repair costs? No fee until we
get you the money. We work for you not the insur-
ance company. Allied Adjuster Services, Jeff Wolf,
Llc.#A289282, Public Adjuster (561) 889-8852.
SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass 725-
1257 or 736-5718.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
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.
DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.
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
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.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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
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.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fumirhd,
beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets, nrv smoking.
Priced from $700 month, $350 week. 94f-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
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Low, Low, Low Fall Rates from September 1 -
October 31, 2000. Deal direct with owner. Frank,
2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool,
private. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.
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.
PET FRIENDLY Furnished 1BR across from white
sandy beach, blue Gulf waters and wonderful sun-
sets. Available September 15. Call (941) 778-2940.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED Holmes Beach, two blocks
from Gulf. Available November 1, 2000 to May 1,
2001 or longer. Phone 778-0733.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all amenities.
Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167,
ANNUAL RENTALS on Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA du-
plex close to beach, washer/dryer, 2 covered parking
spaces. No pets. First, last and security. $750 per
month; Available October 1, 2BR/2BA condo on the
bay. Washer/dryer, tennis and pool. First, last and
security. $1,150 per month; 2BR/2BA duplex close to
beach, washer/dryer, two covered parking spaces.
Furnished or unfurnished. First, last and security from
$900 per month; Perico Bay Club, available October
1, 2BR/2BA townhouse. Washer/dryer, one-car ga-
rage, no pets. First,. last and security. $1,000 per
month. Call Island Real Estate Rental Department,
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach and
oay. Close to shops, great location, $550/month,
$550 deposit. 203 2nd St. North #3, Bradenton
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH Avenue B duplex.
2BR/1BA, under-cover parking, washer/dryer hook-
up, storage shed, dishwasher, small pet okay. $675/
month plus security. 778-4837.
BRADENTCON BEACH Sunset Terrace Gulffront
condo. Beautitut view, turnkey furnished, heated
pool. Winter guests only. $3,000/month plus security.
Two month minimum. (863) 859-2584 available De-
cember on. Plinebar@tampabay.rr.com.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartment.
Fully furnished, porch, sundeck, convenient loca-
tion, lots of amenities, no pets, vacation rental.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse with washer/dryer, covered parking, partial
Gulfview, pool. $1,075 monthly, across from beach.
Available October. Owner 792-6029 or 730-4061.
HOLMES BEACH RENT or home exchange. 3BR/
3BA Gulf beach house for Jan., Feb. or both. Great
sunsets, let's talk! 941-778-5263.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA fumished on canal.
401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January 2001;
3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North Beach Village.
$2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-5566.
LONGBOAT KEY 1BR/1BA, lanai, Twin Shores, Gulf
of Mexico Drive. Available, Nov., Dec., Jan. $1,500
per month. 1-800-893-4874.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach canalfront
home. Blocks from Gulf. Fully furnished, seasonal -four
months minimum. $2,750 per month. 352-236-1355.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA newly remodeled, W/D, car-
port, lanai, big deck, all utilities, non-smoking, price
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER: Palma Sola Bay
townhouse $750 per month; Perico Bay Villa $975
per month, LBK house $1,100. All turnkey furnished.
Real Estate Mart 941-756-1090.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, close to
beach $700/month; 2BR/1BA steps to beach. W/D
hook-up, $850/month; Efficiency apartment $425/
month; Perico Shores 3BR/3BA newly built home
$2,500/month. Call Fran Maxon 778-2307.
PEACEFUL TENANT WANTED to rent vintage 2BR/
1 BA cottage in Bradenton Beach. The charm of yester-
year (circa 1940s) has been preserved. Original hard-
wood floors, fireplace, cedar beams, Jenn-Aire range,
outside deck and shower, stained glass windows, laun-
dry and storage-office space in attic/loft area. Your an-
tique pieces will look lovely in this home! Beautiful sun-
rise views from master BR. Small pet considered with
deposit. $975/month, includes some utilities. Sandy
Greiner Wagner Realty 794-2246.
TAKE A BREAK from it all! Delightful 1BR rentals avail-
able from now through Jan. 1. Turnkey furnished from
$350 a week or $800 per month (incl. utilities, plus
taxes.) Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.
SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment steps to beach. Anna Maria Island, pets welcome.
$298 per week, $998 per month. (941) 778-1098.
SEASONAL RENTALS. Five 1BR and 2BR Gulfview
units, steps to white, sandy beaches. Available Jan.
- April. 761-9259.
WATERFRONT APARTMENT 1BR/1BA furnished.
Very nice, clean and peaceful. Seasonal/Annual, not
QUAINT COTTAGE Bradenton Beach available Oct.
through April. 55 plus, non-smoking, no pets. $950
per month. Deposit required. Call 863-424-0088.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C. washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408 or
BEACHCOMBERS AND GOLFERS 2,100 sq.ft.
3BR/2BA villa with two-car garage. Just minutes from
Island in west Bradenton, no flood. Zone $140's. Real
Estate Mart 756-1090.
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PANORAMIC VIEW of 3 bridges from every room. 1
and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to beach.
Available now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
WANTED TO BUY Canalfront home in City of Anna
Maria. Prefer to deal owner to owner, no Realtors
BY OWNER Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/
2BA, ground level, tiled living/dining rooms. Newly
carpeted bedrooms. Freshly painted throughout.
CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to beach.
1,410 sq. ft., one-car garage. 226 Chilson, Anna
Maria. S. Thomas/Smith Associates. 813-220-1269.
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BY OWNER West Bay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA,
ground level.Tiled living/dining rooms. Newly carpeted
bedrooms, freshly painted throughout. 941-761-2867.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Martinique South Condo.
3BR/3BA end unit. Gulf and waterway views. Double
garage. $349,900. Call 778-4154.
WATERFRONT TERRA CEIA, tranquil and pristine,
saltwater in a country setting. Minutes to St. Pete.
2BR/2.5BA, garage, boat dock, newly remodeled.
ITALIAN VILLA in Key Royale. 4BR/4BA perfect for
a large family home with a court yard gazebo, pool
with diving board, barbecue and sink area. Owner
may exchange. A must see home. $445,000 or call
Ted Louloudes 302-3840, Towne and Shore Realty.
BRADENTON BEACH Cute 2BR beachhouse. Walk to
beach. Enjoy backyard barbecues from the brick fireplace.
Lowest priced home on the Island. $169,000. Call Ted
Louloudes 302-3840, Towne and Shore Realty.
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Largest and best selection of
rentals on Anna Maria Island!
3101 Gulf Drive
Realty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
GULFFRONT TOWNHOUSE IN BRADENTON
BEACH Directly across from the beach. 2BR/2.5BA,
split bedroom design. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
your living room or bedroom balcony. Covered park-
ing. Seldom on the market fro this unheard of price
$175,000 firm. Call Ted Louloudes 302-3840, Town
and Shore Realty.
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which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, reli-
gion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin,
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discrimination." Familial status includes children un-
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pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
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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,
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (It.igI
THIS LOVELY 3BR/2BA pool home is lo-
cated on a comer lot in Holmes Beach. Large two
lots, zoned duplex. Screen lanai overlooks 16 by
32 ft. pool, large fenced backyard,two-car garage
with workshop. $339,000. MLS#45022
SPACIOUS CANAL HOME with direct
access to bay and Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA. This
home offers large rooms, nice floor plan,
boat dock and patio. Easy care Island living
at its best! $340,000. MLS#46352
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Under TRUE OLD FLORIDA BEACH COTTAGE! ELEGANT CANALFRONT HOME in PERICO ISLES CIRCLE better than new
total renovation canalfront 4BR/3BA Island home Just 4 blocks from the beach or 2 blocks from the Anna Maria featured in the 1998 island 3BR/2.5BA pool home with two-car garage!
on large lot with pool and boat dock. Brand new bay. Close to shopping, restaurants and post "Tour of Homes". Island living at its finest. Many fine upgrades, yard maintenance and club
twocar garage. Act now and pick your carpet, tile office. Turnkey furnished. 2BR/2BA, one car $599,900. MLS#46803. facilities. Two miles to sparkling Gulf waters. Im-
and paint colors! $589,000. MLS#44469 garage on large lot. $219,900. MLS#43287. maculate! $247,000. MLS# 46990.
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE! Neat as a DUPLEX WEST OF GULF DRIVE elevated DUPLEX SMACK DAB ON THE WATERS EDGE GULFVIEW CONDO!
pin upgraded duplex close to beach. 1BR/ duplex, 2/2 and 1/1 in excellent condition close BEACH! Fantastic sunsets! 4BR/3BA and Turnkey furnished with elevator, heated pool and
1BA both sides, corner lot with fence. Great to beach. Annual tenants, storage and laundry 3BR/2.5BA units. Sea walled built like a tennis amenities. Fabulous for seasonal rental!
investment! $199,900. MLS#46980. room with plenty of covered parking. Newroof in fortress! One of a kind. $1,150,000. Open balcony. $249,000. MLS#43760
1997. Great investment! $199,000. MLS#46359 MLS#45826
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Adorable 2BR/2BA downstairs unit located on the
beach! Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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707 S. Bay Blvd, unique canalfront Anna Maria home with
au pair apartment (legal duplex) with bayviews and beach
access. NEW metal roof, tile floors and appliances.
HURRY only $399,000.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
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FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE, Inc.
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THIS CHARMING Cape Cod-style cottage offers 2BR/
1BA with a detached one-car garage. Updated kitchen
and bath, wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors
throughout. French doors open out from the master
bedroom to an open deck in the garden. Just a short
walk to the river. Asking $129,900.
WELCOME TO PERICO SHORES
5BPR/5A, newly-built home situated on a lagoon with
calming nature views. Relax in your spa/tub within the
large master suite with his and her walk-in closets.
Large open kitchen for the family gourmet. Cozy fam-
ily room to enjoy a book by the fireplace. Watch the
herons while having breakfast on your large-screen
porch. Seller will consider
Asking $349,000. ,
Darcie Duncan, GRI
today for further details.
Darcie Duncan, GRI
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR-/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3BR/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
car garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinkler
system. Great schools! $169,900.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjcrn
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
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ANNA MARIA DUPLEX
2BR/IBA. Lots of upgrades. $800 mo.
308 S. Bay Blvd. 3BR/2BA house direct bayfront, furnished $1,800 mo
7104 Marina Dr. 3BR/2BA house with pool. $2,000 mo
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
NEW LISTING 201 76th Street
Bright, cozy duplex, 2BR/1BA $1,800
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
MLS S ISL
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
Tucked away on the secluded north end of Anna Maria,
the superlative 3 or 4BR/3.5BA direct bayfront
residence offers 110 feet on beautiful Tampa Bay! The
expansive greatroom floor plan overlooks a sparkling
34 foot caged swimming pool and spa and the glisten-
ing waters beyond. This ultra private estate offers an
incredible master suite addition with an entire wall of
mirrored closets plus a sumptuous master bath with
Jacuzzi. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features a wonder-
ful center island with white Corian countertops, two
sinks, coring top range, plus an entire wall of storage
closets for pantry space and electrical appliances.
There are beamed vaulted ceilings with fans, a wood
burning fireplace, pump house with well for irrigation
and a secluded library filled with bookshelves. There
are also two laundry rooms, one up and one down.
Truly a must see! Priced to sell at $1,250,000.
WNWTING WATERFRONT FAMILY HOHE
This charming and spacious 4BR/3.5BA Island resi-
dence captures the essence of old Florida, featuring
hardwood floors, tongue-in-groove paneling, wood-
burning fireplace with built-in bookcases on both sides,
lovely formal dining room and wonderful high ceilings
with fans. The spacious, free flowing floor plan offers a
generous entry hallway, cheerful country-style kitchen
with hand-stenciled cabinets and a sunny adjoining
family room. there are two shady decks and a fully
fenced back yard. Other amenities include a 25-foot
boat dock with direct bay and Gulf access, convenient
circular driveway with porte cochere and lovely tropical
landscaping plus, rose garden. the ground level bed-
room and bath would make an ideal mother-in-law quar-
ters. Priced to sell at only $449,000.
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BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Crushing blow
10 Cook, for one:
14 Shoot for, with
20 Size up again?
21 Suburb south of
22 They may be in
24 Daytime Emmy
26 Stable staple
28 More frosted
29 Jai alai basket
30 Gailey, of
"Miracle on 34th
32 Car dealer's
35 Needy people?
37 Play analyzer
39 cost you"
40 Most cloying
47 A heap
51 Some bullets
53 Pool party?
55 Draft org.?
56 Stable staple
57 River from Lake
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58 Curtis and others
60 Sites for some
61 One of the
62 More than miffs
64 Best song of 1961
68 Everything, to a
71 Morning glories
72 Traffic directors
73 He beat Arthur at
the 1972 U.S.
74 "To Autumn," e.g.
76 Lively, in scores
79 Early 50's game
84 Chemical suffix
85 Oyster's place
87 Wyoming's Grand
88 Hardly exciting
89 Oil producers
92 Out of this world
94 Clinic supplies
95 All, for one
97 Recipe direction
99 Vifia Mar,
104 Kind of aerobics
107 Valuable viola
110 A la Thurber
112 de trois
114 "King Kong"
115 Cry from Ralph
117 It may be tucked
120 For one
122 Clementine, e.g.
123 Called for
124 "Et voilA!"
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12 Kilt prints
13 Prepared a
14 River menace
17 Some savings
19 It, in Italy
28 Tie in
31 Bing Crosby's
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36 Delivery in the
38 Spenserian beings
41 Allen and others
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44 Chain units: Abbr.
46 "Bustin' Loose"
49 Bergen spoke for
52 Onetime lottery
54 Poor rating
59 Hook shape
60 Muumuu go-with
65 Band aid
66 Make up
67 Sign of a winner
68 Hair highlighting
69 Like a romantic
70 "Justine" star
71 Dairy Queen
74 Leaves time?:
76 Book ends?
77 English seaside 83 Silly one 96 Threesome 111 "Gossip" co-star
78 Big Mac
80 Buenos _
81 R. & B. music
82 "The Rum
85 Boy Willie's sister
in "The Piano
86 Hosp. tests
90 Was more than
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93 Hegelian article
98 "High Sierra" star
101 1961 Heston role
103 Slow movement
105 Squeezing (out)
106 Guiding principle
107 all-time high
108 Gloomy Gus
109 Force __ (draw)
113 Galley order
116 Showed signs of
being in love
117 John, Paul and
118 "Told ya!"
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