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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Insurance


rates rise


for coastal


residents
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Wind insurance rates for Island and
other Manatee County homeowners and
businesses are on the rise for folks with
policies with the Florida Windstorm
Underwriting Association.
The association was created in 1970
to underwrite policies for property own-
ers who couldn't otherwise obtain insur-
ance, according to association public
affairs manager Ron Natherson.
"Everyone who has property has
wind insurance, and we're the insurer of
last resort," Natherson said. "We've
been in business since 1970. We were
created by the Legislature because there
was a mortgage crisis in the Florida
Keys. No one could get a mortgage be-
cause no one could get anyone in the
private sector to insure them."
The most anyone's rate would in-
crease in Manatee County is 76 percent,
he said.
However, if property owners can
show they've made storm-related im-
provements, called mitigation, to their
businesses or homes, the rate increase
would drop.
If owners can show they've got all the
mitigation devices the association calls for,
"they could actually see a reduction in
their insurance." Natherson said.
Some of the improvements the asso-
ciation looks for include storm shutters
and roof straps. (See the association's
web site at www.fwua.com for a full list
of improvements.)
"It's important for people to consider
the benefits of mitigation," Natherson said.
"It reduces premiums and loss. No one
wants to sustain a loss. The best insurance
is the one you never have to use.
"Keep in mind that this rate increase
involves a number of different factors.
We're looking at people's wind vulner-
ability. If they have a masonry house as
opposed to a wood frame one, the rate
will be different."
Manatee County has 3,036 policy
holders with the association, of which
1,628 are dwellings and 1,068 are condo
units, while the rest are businesses.
Statewide, the association has
430.000 policyholders insured for a to-
tal of $91 billion in losses, he said. A
little more than 66 percent of them are in
Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Mon-
roe counties. Natherson said.
In Manatee County, the proposed
rate changes were implemented July 1.


IISLANDER


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
In a memo to Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh, Anna Maria City Clerk
Alice Baird referred to "increasing
problems with the public works de-
partment" and requested "access to the
clerk's office after hours be limited to
authorized 'clerks' under my direc-
tion, and elected officials."
The memo stated that as the "offi-
cial custodian of city records (and in that
capacity the only one held account-
able for the security and integrity of
such records), I must ask that the locks
be changed and cleaning be scheduled
when either myself, or one of the clerks
under my direction, are present."
Baird also asked that computers
used for city accounting not be net-
worked with other city computers, and
that official records stored in unsecured
areas in city hall be moved to an air-con-
ditioned off-site storage area.


Baird said she had no comment on
the memo.
Deffenbaugh said "it's just an inter-
nal situation and we're trying to handle
it strictly informally."
Deffenbaugh said he had changed
the lock to area of city hall where the
clerks, mayor and commissioners have
offices.
Public Works Director Anne Beck
was sick for two days with an ear in-
fection. When reached at her home for
comment, she said, "I have no idea
what it's all about. I'd certainly like to
know, though."
Beck said the memo was upsetting
to her. "She's made a comment about in-
creasing problems, and I have no idea
what she means. What problems?
"This memo is a slight on the pub-
lic works department and a slight on
me," she said.
Beck said she and Baird had not
spoken since the memo was issued.


Volume 8, no. 50, Oct. 25, 2000 FREE


Mayor:


Leave


Guy's cats


alone!
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The cat's out of the bag.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore has told the city's code en-
forcement officers to leave Charlie Guy
and his cats alone.
For the past 12 years, Guy has been
catching feral cats behind Publix, get-
ting them their distemper and rabies
shots and having them neutered at Kind-
ness Animal Center.
Late last month an anonymous per-
son from a neighboring business didn't
like the idea of the wild cats running free
in a thicket behind an office complex.
The person complained to the city that
the cats were getting into cars and leav-
ing their tell-tale signs, and the accom-
panying odor, behind.
The city's code enforcement staff
took action, calling Manatee County Ani-
mal Control Services to patrol the area and
pick up stray cats. That's when Guy's
friends, Joan Davis and Pat Martin,
stepped in to help. They started a petition
drive in support of Guy and what he does.
After receiving a petition signed by
46 Island residents, Whitmore stepped
in and stopped the catnappings.
"I told code enforcement to stop
having the cats picked up," Whitmore
said. "Code enforcement is not going to
hand out citations or do anything else. I
just didn't want any more cats taken to
the pound and killed.
"Charlie and the cats have been there
for too many years," she said. "If anyone
complains, I'll take the heat on this one."


Happen gg

Fall Festival Saturday
Lions and tigers and bears. Oh,
my! Goblins and ghosts and mum-
mies. Oh, my! Powder Puff Girls.
Harry Potter. Power Rangers. Oh,
my! They'll all be there Saturday
when Anna Maria Elementary
School holds its Fall Festival.
The festival starts with a parade
of students in costume leaving
Holmes Beach City Hall at 10:10
a.m. and going to the school.
There will be a costume con-
test following the parade, plus a
raffle, booth games, haunted
house, food court and a bake sale
all open to the public.


Haunted house thrills, chills this weekend
The West Manatee Fire-Rescue District haunted house is open at 105 High-
land Ave., Bradenton Beach, Oct. 27 and 28 with the spooktacular tours
starting at 7 p.m. Turn east on Second Street just south of the Cortez Road-
Gulf Drive intersection and watch for the signs. Admission is $3 with a $1
charge for each additional trip on the same night. The haunted house is
staffed by fire and rescue personnel volunteers. For more about the Hallow-
een festivities on the Island, see inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


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PAGE 2 E OCTOBER 25, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


Organizers pleased


with art festival
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The Flavors of the Island festival has been declared
a success by one of its organizers, city resident and
business owner Rick DeFrank.
DeFrank, who operates Autumn's Whims and
Things on Pine Avenue with his wife, said overall he
thinks the show was very successful.
DeFrank estimated there were about 50 vendors
participating in the street festival.
He said all the comments he heard were favorable.
"People said it was fantastic," DeFrank said.
When asked who will receive the proceeds from
this year's festival, DeFrank said he had "no clue."
Defrank also said he had "no clue" how much
money was raised. "We are all exhausted after putting
on the festival and cleaning up after it. The board will
decide who gets the money later."
The show was sponsored by Celebrate Anna Maria
Inc., a non-profit organization headed by Jason Cimino.
Celebrate's articles of incorporation state that it
was "organized for charitable purposes and to promote
and sponsor community-based cultural, social and edu-
cational awareness and events in the City of Anna
Maria." It states it will donate its proceeds to commu-
nity-based organizations that are exempt from taxation.
DeFrank said Cimino is also a board member and
there might be another member of the board, but he
said he wasn't sure who it is.
Cimino, who was unavailable for comment, is
listed as president and agent for Celebrate Anna Maria
in papers filed with the Florida Secretary of State's
Division of Corporations on Aug. 21.
The papers were filed by attorney Jay Hill, also an
Anna Maria city commissioner. Asked if he knew how
much money was raised and to whom it would be do-
nated, Hill said, "At this point I don't have anything to
add to that." Asked if he is a member of the Celebrate
board, Hill said he was having lunch and he had "noth-
ing to say at this time." Hill did not return a later call.

... but parking a 'crunch'
An Anna Maria resident took exception to a car
parked in front of his house (on the right of way) during
the Flavors of the Island Festival last weekend. Randall
Graves, 53, of 106 Los Cedros, took a sledge hammer to
a 1990 Pontiac causing more than $1,000 damage because
he apparently thought it was parked in his yard.
According to witnesses, Graves first hit the right
side of the car with his fist, but then went into his house
and reemerged with a sledge hammer and began
smashing the car with it, according to the report of
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Sellitto.
When sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene,
Graves told them they could leave because he had al-
ready taken care of the problem. Deputies arrested
Graves and charged him with felony criminal mischief.
The vehicle's owners, Jack and Judy Egan of Anna
Maria, reported Graves and his wife visited them after
the incident and apologized and also sent them a beau-
tiful bouquet of yellow roses.
Jack, popularly known as The Islander's editorial
cartoonist, said he would recommend Graves be ap-
pointed to the city's parking committee.


Having fun
in the sun
Candy, a
"French"
basset hound
in a bikini,
sniffed out the
art show on
Pine Avenue
in Anna
Maria with
Lacey Reddy
of Anna
Maria City,
left, and Max
Marnie of
England.


An artful
mermaid
mesmerizes
Carol and David
Mizrahi of Anna
Maria City
admire a whimsi-
cal mermaid on
Pine Avenue at
the Anna Maria
festival Oct. 21.

Islander Photos:
Ann McGrath


Festival goers
get gooey
Children and the young
at heart enjoyed getting
their hands in "ooey-
gooey oblique" at a
booth sponsored by the
School for Constructive
Play in Anna Maria. The
goopp" is for develop-
ment of sensory stimula-
tion. Left to right are:
Maria Richards, school
owner/director, Mikie
Ellsworth, Jacqueline
Burgess, Don Graham,
Garrett Secor, Kyla
Secor, and Zachary Eben.


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Two new faces at Bradenton Beach City Hall


There are two new faces at Bradenton Beach City
Hall.
Janice Dingman of Bradenton Beach and Susan
Vallejo of Bradenton begun work as part-time'admin-
istrative assistants, replacing Lea Ann Bessonette, who
retired as deputy city clerk last week after five years
with the city.
Dingman has an accounting background and has
worked at several businesses on the Island for the past
six years after moving here from Massachusetts.
"I'm looking forward to the challenges of working in
city hall," Dingman said. "Everyone has been wonderful."
Vallejo made a quantum leap geographically to
secure her position on the Island, moving to the area
earlier this year from Alaska, where she lied for 25
years. She has worked in the State of Alaska Depart-
ment of Labor, and also was a commercial tour driver,
a field representative for a recreational-vehicle resort,


Dingman


Vallejo


and has extensive computer experience.
"It was well worth the move from Alaska's Aleu-
tian Islands to Florida's little paradise Anna Maria
Island. But I'm still adjusting and I still miss the snow-
capped mountain peaks and having a moose or two
drop by my yard."


... and new Anna Maria deputy clerk already wounded
Normnia Denmark, who started work as Anna r
Maria's new deputy clerk, is learning the job with her
right wrist in a royal blue cast. -
The wrist was broken when she fell on it while '
ironing clothes at home.
Former Deputy Clerk Carol Baker is training Dein- '
mark some mornings, while Denmark works out the
three-month notice she gave upon resignation from her
former job with Bok Tower Gardens.


The new deputy clerk worked with Bok Tower for
16 years, ending up as comptroller for the Lake Wales
attraction.
She and husband Harold previously vacationed on
Anna Maria for years. They bought a house in
Bradenton Beach about a year ago and moved to the-
Island full time in August .
Anna N liria Ciit Clerk Alice, Baird said she re-
ceived seCen applications&for the position and inter---
viewed r o people. : .
She said she's thrilled to have someone with'
Denmark's qualifications.
The duties of the deputy clerk include assuming the


Outgoing Deputy Clerk Carol Baker and her re-
placement Norma Denmark. Islander Photo: Laurie
Krosney
.duties of the city clerk when she is absent, handling ac-
Lcounting functions for the city, transcribing minutes of
meetings and other duties for the various city boards
city.
Denmark will begin work full time Nov. 6.


THE ISLANDER U OCTOBER 25, 2000 U PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Oct. 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting CANCELED.
Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting CANCELED.
Nov. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

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

Of Interest
* Oct. 29, 2 a.m., Daylight Savings Time ends turn
clocks back one hour.
* Oct. 30, 5 to 8 p.m., discussion regarding traffic
through the year 2025, Sudakoff Hall at University of
South Florida-New College, Sarasota.

Community Center accepting
director nominations
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is tak-
ing nominations for its board of directors for 2001,
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly announced.
Board members establish policy, raise funds, plan for
the Center's future, advise the executive director and "seek
ways to ensure that the Center continues to meet the needs
of the children and community we serve," she said.
Applicants for a position on the board may mail a
request for an application form to Dr. Scott Kosfeld,
Nominating Committee Chairman, AMICC, P.O. Box
253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or phone 778-1908 for infor-
mation.


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PAGE 4 e OCTOBER 25, 2000 U THE ISLANDER


House, elections supervisor candidates face off


By Paul Roat
Sniping was the order of the day Saturday during
the Holmes Beach Civic Association's political candi-
date forum.
Present were Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Republican incumbent Bob Sweat and Demo-
cratic challenger Irene Ingram as well as Florida House
of Representatives District 68 Republican incumbent
Mark Flanagan and Democratic challenger Arlene
Sweeting.
Sweat accused Ingram of not voting in a number of
elections. Ingram accused Sweat of mismanagement
after one of his employees was charged with embez-
zling almost $500,000 in funds.
Flanagan supports school vouchers and charter
schools. Sweeting said vouchers don't help and must
be eliminated and questioned accountability of charter
schools.
Sweat is seeking a fifth term as supervisor of elec-
tions, having served 16 years..He said he was proud of
his elective service, adding that it "was almost perfect."
He said funds were embezzled from his office and,
when it was discovered, immediate steps were taken to
correct the problem.
He said 80 percent of the eligible population in
Manatee County is registered to vote, and pointed to
partnerships he has developed with business, civic and
community groups, as well as schools, to get out the
vote. Sweat also said the election office web page is
one of the best in the state.
Ingram grew up in Manatee County and currently
manages day-to-day operations of the Manatee County
Head Start program. She is involved in a number of
civic organizations. She said she is running for office
"because I feel the incumbent mismanaged his office.
It took place over 11 long years, and 70 percent of his
time in office this had been going on."
Ingram said she does not believe enough has been
done to get people registered to vote and, if elected,
would go to the community with a mobile van to get
more people registered.
Flanagan is seeking a fourth term in the Florida
House of Representatives. He said when he first ran for
office crime in Florida was increasing, the state was



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Candidates squared off during Saturday's Holmes Beach Civic Association candidate forum. From left are
Irene Ingram, Bob Sweat, Arlene Sweeting and Mark Flanagan. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


ranked last in economic development, and education
standards were poor and teacher salaries low.
He said today crime rates are down, economic de-
velopment is up and educational testing scores and
teacher salaries up.
Sweeting is a public school teacher and moved to
Manatee County in 1993. She is involved in several
county advisory boards and community organizations,
including holding the chair position with the Sierra
Club. She said she is concerned with the direction the
state is taking and said "decisions are made to benefit
special interests, not the citizens."
A question to the Florida House candidates in-
quired whether the government should become in-
volved in setting prescription drug prices. Flanagan
said "I personally feel it's wrong for government to set
prices. Every time in history government has tried to
set prices for business it's turned out wrong."
Sweeting said "we need to do something. Drug
companies are using unfair practices, the government

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can negotiate discounts, and should do so."
Both House candidates opposed a megabridge to
the Island.
Flanagan said he was not in favor of the re-
instatement of the one-cent sales tax for Manatee
County schools. "No new taxes," he said.
Sweeting said she believed there was support for
more money going to education, adding "I voted
against the one-cent tax the last time, but if it was prop-
erly presented I could support it."
The pair also parted ways on school vouchers:
Sweeting said they produced no significant gains and
"re-segregated schools." Flanagan supports vouchers
and said "there was no proof about re-segregation."
For the supervisor of elections candidates, the pair
agreed that the current voting equipment was adequate.
Both Sweat and Ingram also agreed that more outreach
to young people could and-should be done to get more
people registered to vote.
The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.


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CLEAN UP

Saturday November 4 8 am 3 pm

at Anna Maria City Hall
Southside parking lot, Spring Avenue entrance Rain date Nov. 11
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Sorry, no batteries, tires or paint will be accepted at this clean-up.
SRemember... every Monday is recycle pick-up day in Anna Maria.
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THE ISLANDER U OCTOBER 25, 2000 U PAGE 5


Island officials question future road needs


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
It's not a question of how you get them here, but
"what the hell do we do with them when they get here,"
said Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
Oct. 18 at a Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting,
in reference to the large number of people who visit the
Island.
Mike Guy of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization told the group that studies show
that Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road need to be four-
laned to the Island to accommodate increased traffic
projected through 2025.
Population growth projections, travel forecasts and
information on land use let planners know where trans-
portation needs are. Then political, physical and envi-
ronmental issues must be dealt with, and federal and
state guidelines say the Florida Department of Trans-
portation cannot build anything not recommended by
the local area, Guy said.
Studies show that Island communities will have a
continued population growth for the next five years, but


Here's your chance to
speak out about roads
The Metropolitan Planning Organization
wants to hear what the public thinks about plans
to widen Manatee Avenue, Cortez Road, and State
Road 70. There will be a public forum at the
Sudakoff Center, University of South Florida,
Sarasota, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.


growth will remain constant after 2005. However,
population in the eastern part of the county will con-
tinue to increase after 2005, said Bob Longfield, a
project manager with URS Corp., a firm hired by the
MPO to study the area. And, he said, residents drawn
to white sandy beaches and blue water will cause in-
creased traffic on east-west roadways.
"As the mainland grows, the demand on the barrier
islands grows," said Longfield.
"This is a five-pound bag. How are you going to


get 10 pounds in it?" asked Bradenton Beach Mayor
Gail Cole.
There were 19,600 people at Coquina Beach on
Easter, and another 6,000 were turned away, Cole said.
From 1992 to 1998, there was a 37 percent increase in
visitors to Coquina Beach. If that trend continues, the
city of Bradenton Beach will have a very hard time
dealing with it, Cole said.
"I get the impact, but I don't get any additional rev-
enue. There are more demands on the police department
and public works. It's going to snap sometime," said Cole.
'Then, if you're talking about a new bridge ...!"
Guy said it would be nice if more people would
take buses, trolleys, or bicycles to the barrier islands.
He said bike lanes could be added to bridges.
Both Sarasota and Clearwater Beach have trolley
systems and Clearwater Beach charges for beach park-
ing, Guy said.
Toll roads would be helpful in limiting traffic if
the Island chooses to build new bridges, but a law
prevents tolls from being added to existing roads or
bridges, Guy said.


Firefighters reap honors for battling Florida wildfires


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Nine West Manatee Fire-Rescue District
firefighters have been recognized for their efforts in
battling three Florida wildfires.
At the monthly WMFR commission meeting Oct.
19, the firefighters were presented Florida's Distin-
guished Service Award, given by Gov. Jeb Bush and
the Florida Secretary of Agriculture Bob Crawford.
The men had volunteered to fight fires near
Myakka, Naples and the Alachua County town of
Waldo. The fires were the result of one of the worst
droughts in the state in 100 years.
Those who received the honor were firefighter Rob


Elliott, engineer Chris Shepard, engineer Chris
Kiernan, firefighter Chris O'Kelly, battalion chief Den-
nis Dotson, battalion chief Rick Losek, deputy chief
Brett Pollock, firefighter Tom Owen and Capt. Randy
Roth.
In other business, the district voted to hire a recep-
tionist to answer phones, greet guests who visit the
district's largest firehouse, Station 4 on Manatee Av-
enue, and do clerical work. The salary was set at
$20,475 for the probationary period, $21,499 after-
wards.
Deputy Chief Brett Pollock told commissioners
that the new roof on Station 4 has been completed, but
not to his or to the commission's liking.


"The architect designed it so it would be a tapered
roof, and what we got was a flat roof," Pollock said. "I
saw what they were putting on and I asked the con-
struction foreman if he was going to taper the roof and
he said, 'What taper?' So the contractor screwed up,
and the architect screwed up for not making sure it was
going to be tapered."
WMFR Chairman Larry Tyler said that the next
time any construction is done to any of the district's
buildings, the district would hire a different contractor
and architect.
According to Pollock, "This job has been a mess
since day one. It was supposed to be done in August
and it still isn't."


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It's about time
The fall season hustles in this weekend with the
Anna Maria Elementary School's annual festival on
Saturday and the long-awaited change back to standard
time Sunday morning.
The school festival is a fundraiser for an obvious
good cause. Sponsored by the AME Parent-Teacher
Organization, the proceeds go toward school enrich-
ment, be it books or video equipment or other needs.
But the fundraiser in Anna Maria last week, the
Pine Avenue street festival, was not so clearly defined.
Merchants, artists, crafters and food vendors oper-
ated on faith as did the attendees that their efforts
and money spent to raise funds for Island charities
wouldn't be misdirected.
Organizers first stated proceeds would benefit the
elementary school, Anna Maria Island Community
Center and the Anna Maria Turtle Watch program.
But the organizers formed their own nonprofit cor-
poration and they became reluctant to say who would
benefit from the event.
Even after the event was over, they refused to name
a beneficiary or tell how much money was raised.
This in spite of the fact we were present when Cel-
ebrate Anna Maria president and event-organizer Jason
Cimino announced to Turtle Watch president Suzi Fox she
was among his chosen three to share the proceeds.
Cimino and his festival partner Rick DeFrank left
a cloud over the festival in the aftermath of a day of
fun, food, music and fireworks.
They created suspicion when they refused to work
with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
when the chamber offered to sponsor the event -
eventually withdrawing its support.
They created dissent in the community when they
elevated the craft portion of the event to a Palm Beach
juried art fair, and denied entry to local merchants and
artists.
DeFrank reportedly furthered his insults with crass
remarks, calling shell art "crap" and other merchandise
"junk." Cimino followed behind him with apologies -
but no invitation to the festival.
The joke was on them when one of Anna Maria's
noted stained-glass artists labeled her booth "Kitsch,"
featuring shells mixed with stained glass in an old-
Florida motif.
The organizers have further stirred the muddied wa-
ters with the creation of their own "charity" and their re-
fusal to identify who would receive the event's proceeds.
We certainly hope they "do the right thing."
And when they do, we'll be certain to let you know.



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Art can be confusing
I'm a bit confused. Having just moved here from
Dallas, I was quite confused over the issue about shell
art in the Anna Maria Arts and Flavors of the Island
Festival.
I interpret Arts and Flavors of the Island to mean
those items or foods that are indigenous to Anna Maria
Island. Seems to me from my daily walks on the beach,
there are lots of shells on the beach.
-I have also noted several business have shell and
shell art for sale. I personally don't appreciate shell art,
however I find it a bit strange that Rick DeFrank would
exclude those items.
Being new to the Island, I was also wondering what
Mr. DeFrank's credentials are to make such determi-
nation. The Island is quite dependent on tourists, and
I believe "tourist" might possibly be offended to find
the shells and shell art he/she purchases is not in good
taste.
Charles S. Daniel, Anna Maria

Another merchant unhappy
As regards the festival that was held Oct. 21: My
company was treated the same way as the owners of
Rader's Reef.
I had spoken to Rick DeFrank first, had asked him
about my Island Rental Service providing baby joggers,
strollers, scooters and bikes for people at the event. He
told me he would stop by to see exactly what I had to
offer. He never did.
I then called back and spoke to Jason Cimino about
what I wanted to do. I got a call back from DeFrank
telling me it was a bad idea, that retail businesses or
business owners could not be involved. Plus there is
another bike shop at the end of the Island.
I have owned my business almost five years. I have
been involved with different events on the Island. My
business works with almost all the hotels and motels
and Realtors on this Island, as well as with residents,
providing a service seven days a week.


And then we are turned down to help an Island
charitable organization. I was very disappointed at the
way this was handled. I am one very unhappy mer-
chant.
Cheri Snow, Holmes Beach

Just what is an
Island arts/crafts show, anyway?
After reading the comments on the Oct. 21 arts and
crafts show in Anna Maria by Rick DeFrank, I felt
compelled to write my opinion.
I think it is very sad and ridiculous to reject and
treat poorly some of our local artists and citizens. My
husband is an artist and an art teacher and serves on
state boards.
A street arts and crafts show, Mr. DeFrank, is open
to local crafts and should be part of a street festival.
This is not a judged fine arts show on Palm Avenue.
All types of local art should be part of the fare and
we should share our varied talents together as neigh-
bors on our beautiful Island.
Mr. DeFrank, I love shell crafts. Please, let's get
real.
Jane Grossman, Holmes Beach


Charlie Guy draws praise
I have been attending veterinarian for the majority
of the felines in Charlie Guy's feral rescue work.
None of the cats tested by me had feline leukemia,
and all were in good condition. While an animal can be
an inapparent carrier for disease, these cats showed no
clinical signs of being sick. Those intact were spayed
or neutered by me and all seen were vaccinated for
panleukopenia, upper respiratory virus and rabies.
Charlie is to be commended in his heroic effort to
care for these animals, which became feral through no
fault of their own.
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How can elected officials
ignore will of people?
Will somebody please explain it to me. Although
it is not fair to say that everyone in the city of
Bradenton and on Anna Maria Island are against the
development of Perico Island, especially since we are
all aware of at least three people who do not care about
the overdevelopment of the Island by putting hideous
condominiums on our beautiful horizons, does the
beauty and preservation of our Island for future genera-
tions really mean that little to them?
In contrast, it is fair to say that the majority of resi-
dents in these communities are strongly against this
project forced upon us by Arvida. (Although I must add
that on my daily travels around the Island and
Bradenton, I have not yet personally met one person in
favor of this development.)
In addition, the majority of the people who at-
tended that meeting at city hall to address our elected
officials were also against this development and made
their elected officials aware of this fact.
With this in mind, will somebody please explain to
me how elected officials can approve and force this de-
velopment upon the people of Anna Maria when the
majority of the residents are against it and are continu-
ally making their disapproval heard?
The elected officials of Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach recognized the majority of their constituents and
agreed to attempt to stop Arvida in court. But at the
same time they made it clear that they were not will-
ing to spend our taxes on attorney fees, thus forcing the
public to make personal contributions to pay these fees.
If something is going to happen to our community
that is going to affect its beauty and all that we love
about the Island for all future generations, then is it not
our decision as to whether or not our taxes should be
spent? The last I checked, they were our taxes and we
had the right to decide how our taxes would and should
be spent. Perhaps I should start writing my tax checks


directly to our elected officials.
When I was a child growing up in Ft. Lauderdale,
we used to visit my grandmother who then lived on the
Island. On our nature walks down our beautiful
beaches, she used to tell me how beautiful Ft. Lauder-
dale beaches were long before big money came in and
destroyed that beauty with condo after condo along the
shoreline. Am I now going to have that same discussion
with my daughter's children in the coming years?
As I leave the Island during the early morning hours
for work, one of my favorite times of day is heading east
on Manatee Avenue over the Anna Maria Bridge as the
sun is just starting to rise. The beauty of it all as you look
out toward the small islands to the north and south is al-
most breathtaking. In positive support of our past elected
officials, the view has changed very little since the days
my grandmother and I drove the same route. To think the
view will now include what was published by The Is-
lander as the proposed development by Arvida literally
makes me sick to my stomach.
If I am to live with this view every day for the rest
of my life, then will someone please explain to me how
this could happen when the majority of people living
here are against it, therefore I can explain to my grand-
children while I am also telling them how beautiful the
Island used to be.
Now is the time for all people to join hands and put a
stop to this madness. Let's start a petition, protest through
letters and peaceful rallies, let's spend our tax dollars.
United, let's show that the majority disapproves of
this development and not let our Island fall victim to
the desires of politicians. If not for our sake, then for
the sake of our children and all future generations.
I would also like to take the time to publicly thank
The Islander for continuing accurate coverage on the
matter. The publication of letters representing disap-
proval of this development has enabled the public to
voice opinions even though they seem to be falling on
deaf elected ears.
Scott Achor, Anna Maria


Re-hire Rathvon
in Bradenton Beach
I just read in The Islander that our code enforce-
ment officer, Gerry Rathvon, resigned, then later recon-
sidered and requested her job back.
Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger Titus
told her he had accepted her resignation and there was
no work for her.
I think a lot of residents would like to know why
he would not take her back. Do the mayor, commission
and residents have any say in this? Maybe code en-
forcement needs to be placed under the domain of the
police department or any other department if our build-
ing official doesn't want her back.
I think each of us may have done something for
one reason or another that we later regret. I think this
might be one of these times for Rathvon.
Gerry was hired in 1997 to be our code enforce-
ment officer. Her job description included handling
complaints and enforcing codes in Bradenton Beach. If
you read the paper or have filed a complaint, you know
she handled complaints while upholding great pride for
city ordinances. At the same time, she treated everyone
the same and showed no favoritism.
Gerry was a great asset to our city. She had noth-
ing but great love and respect for Bradenton Beach. She
not only addressed complaints, but showed concern for
the turtles before and during turtle season. I saw her
many times as she walked the beaches and patrolled the
streets to make sure the lights were in compliance with
the law. She received an award a few weeks before her
resignation for going that extra mile for the turtles, and
she went that extra mile for everyone she encountered.
The time has come for residents to start calling
Mayor Gail Cole's office to tell him and the city com-
missioners that we want Gerry back as our code en-
forcement officer. We elected these individuals and
they need to know the residents' feelings and wishes.
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Perico 8 faces DCA ruling, ManaSota.88 to file motions


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Challenges to Bradenton's comprehensive land-
use plan are moving slowly through a state agency and
the courts, but things are expected to pop soon.
The Florida Department of Community Affairs is
scheduled to rule Nov. 15 on a citizen challenge to
amendments to Bradenton's land-use plan.
Approved by the Bradenton City Council earlier
this year, the amendments will allow Arvida Co. to
build an 898-unit condominium project on a 353-acre
parcel on north Perico Island, just east of Anna Maria
Island.
The north portion is under contract by Arvida with
owner Manatee Fruit Co. and was previously zoned
agriculture, but has not been farmed for some time.
Perico also has a pristine shoreline and seagrass
flats renowned for its snook and redfish fishing.
The group Concerned Citizens of Manatee County,
or the Perico Eight, filed the challenges to the land-use


plan amendments.
An administrative law judge already has ruled that
none of the Perico Eight would be affected by the
project. This despite the fact that several of the CCMC
participants either live on Anna Maria Island or Perico
and would be hampered by increased traffic during
hurricane evacuation.
Jane Gordon, attorney for CCMC, said she would
appeal the DCA's Nov. 15 ruling. She declined to make
further comment at the request of the Perico Eight.
Dan Lobeck, attorney for the environmental group
ManaSota-88, said he will file responses Oct. 30 to
Bradenton's three defensive motions, which are chal-
lenges to ManaSota-88's two lawsuits aimed at stop-
ping the Arvida project.
One of the city's defensive motions seeks to dis-
miss the lawsuit with regard to ManaSota-88's writ of
certioari, which is an appeal on procedural and substan-
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the standing of the petitioners because they don't live
in Bradenton and because the city said that being af-
fected by traffic or living next to the development are
not sufficient grounds to challenge the development.
The second thing the city seeks to do is strike all
references to the comprehensive plan. The city says it
belongs in another lawsuit, Lobeck said.
The other lawsuit challenges the consistency of the
development order with the city and county compre-
hensive plans the issue being whether the Bradenton
plan or Manatee County plan applies, he said.
A third motion seeks to abate the lawsuit until
the Perico Eight administrative challenge is com-
pleted. It also asks the court to relinquish its juris-
diction over that part of ManaSota-88's suit which
challenges the length of the cul de sac the developer
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Condo owner renting townhouse as two units


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
A townhouse in Holmes Beach has been illegally
rented as two units for the past several years.
And, now the owner has asked city commission-
ers for a code variance in order to continue renting his
Palm. Cay condominium #5 at 3000 Gulf Drive
through Christmas.


At this late date, it would be hard for those with
reservations to find other lodging, said owner Donald
M. Bell of Sarasota.
The townhouse condo is in violation of city code be-
cause it has been converted into two apartments instead of
one, said Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
Sept. 12 at a city commission work session.
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"Nine years ago my wife and I bought Palm Cay
#5, which was being used and rented as two condo
units," Bell said, adding that at the time of purchase
they did not know it was in code violation.
They moved from Scotland and used the condo as
a personal residence until they purchased a business in
Sarasota and found it difficult to travel between
Sarasota and Holmes Beach, said Bell.
The violation was reported July 10, 2000, by John
Coyle, who said he was concerned about insurance and
health codes. Coyle's relatives own a condo at Palm Cay.
The commission agreed to allow Bell until Dec. 31
to renovate the condo before citing him.
SAfter that, if the condo is not converted back to one
residence, Wunderlich will report the violation, he said.
Bell agreed to remove the upstairs kitchen, an
upstairs door leading outside and a wall at the top of the
stairs in order to make the condo comply with the city's
ordinances.
The condo was booked through October 2001 by
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Perico Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
"What the city wants to do is allow the developer
to go back and get a variance for the cul de sac,"
Lobeck said. "The Bradenton land development code
limits cul de sacs to 500 feet in length. The one in
Arvida's plans is several times that long. I don't see
how they can get this variance since it wasn't part of
the original development order.
"This motion is interesting because it may be ex-
posing one of Arvida's chief fears about our case and
that's the issue of the cul de sac," Lobeck said. "The
courts should say the development order issued by the
city is invalid and they would have to start over and
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Historic Egmont getting facelift


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Egmont Key's slow march eastward is being
stalled by massive renourishment of its northwestern
beach, where the Gulf of Mexico has been nibbling for
centuries.
Some 650,000 cubic yards of sand from St. Peters-
burg Harbor's bay bottom is moving by barge daily to
the small island in the mouth of Tampa Bay four miles
north of Anna Maria Island.
And it's federally funded, part of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers $9.8 million harbor project. The
renourishment is expected to be completed around the
end of this year.
It won't make Egmont any more accessible to visi-
tors, for the only way there is by boat and there are no
docking facilities for visitors. The last usable dock was
condemned by the U.S. Coast Guard last summer af-
ter Hurricane Gordon added its damage to the deterio-
ration suffered over the years. Visitors have to wade
ashore.
The island is a confusion of management right
now, but government agencies are trying to get it bet-
ter organized. The Florida Park Service manages the
Egmont Key State Park portion, the-U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service has the major part as its National
Wildlife Refuge, the Coast Guard has 55 acres on
which the old lighthouse still functions, and
Hillsborough County owns a small parcel which it
leases to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association as the
jumping-off place for pilots serving ships arriving at or
leaving Tampa Bay. The Coast Guard wants out of its
acreage. The pilots' lease runs to 2024.
Egmont Key has been eroding since its birth, ap-
parently, losing sand from its northern and western
shores and adding to its eastern verge and to the length-


ening peninsula stretching east from its south end. But
it has suffered a net loss, its 320 acres only half the area
of the island 150 years ago when a lighthouse was built
there at the urging of a military officer named Robert
E. Lee.
During the Spanish-American War Fort Dade was
built there as an artillery base defending Tampa from
Spanish invaders, and it functioned through both world
wars as a coastal defender and training post.
Three artillery batteries have been gradually over-
whelmed by the sea. Of the remaining two, Battery
Mellon was about to join them until the U.S. Corps of
Engineers placed its first bargeloads of sand there.
Battery McIntosh is under imminent threat and will get
sand quickly.
Not all of the spoil from the harbor dredging is
beach-grade sand, but the silt not suitable for the beach
will not be wasted. It will be dumped just off the beach,
where it will sift down to the sea floor and become part
of the beach system, said Perry Smith, manager of the
state's Gulf Islands Geopark Service that oversees
Egmont and eight other reserves.
A dividend is that once again sea turtles will have
a beach there to incubate their eggs. In the past, large
numbers of turtles, mostly loggerheads, made the beach
their home base, but in the past few years their num-
bers have dwindled as the beach has shrunk.
Future turtle nesting seasons, May through Octo-
ber, will see a beach 3,000 feet long and 400 feet wide
that will give mother turtles room to dig holes, lay eggs
and let the warm sand serve as the incubator.
They will join the box turtles and rare gopher
turtles and the thousands of shorebirds that make their
home there, and the colorful hordes of monarch butter-
flies that rest on Egmont every spring and fall on their
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be given on Anna Maria Island Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 27 and 28, but not for everyone.
The Manatee County Health Department has
enough flu vaccine for 250 people on the Island and
will administer shots starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia


Turtles through, turn on lights
It's over, folks. The turtle season is finished and
the beach lights-off season has ended with it.
Since May 1 Suzi Fox has been fighting the war
of lights along the beach, winning most and losing
a few. She holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for Anna Maria Island.
The thousands of loggerhead babies hatched
under Anna Maria sands are compelled by instinct
to crawl down the beach toward the sparkle of the
Gulf horizon and the relative safety of the sea.
But lights inshore attract hatchlings toward land,
where they die under vehicle wheels, hung up in
brush and grass, and as meals for predators. Some
lights are visible only from beach turtle-eye level,
and it's a battle every year to darken them. They can
be masked or shielded or turned off, as long as
they're unseen.
Now, let there be lights again. Turn them on,
take off the shields, whatever. Street lights, too. It's
OK. The last nest has hatched.
It's also OK to leave them shielded, Fox said, if
home and business owners wish.
Just remember that come May 1 next year you'll
have to mask, shield or turn 'em off all over again.


Ave., Anna Maria. Health department personnel will be
on hand until 1:30 p.m., or until the vaccine runs out.
The department hopes to limit the treatment at this
clinic to "persons at highest risk from complications
from influenza," with those 65 years of age and older
at the top of the risk list.
Also available at the Center will be pneumonia
shots, which will be given at the same session as the flu
shots, said Virginia Stafford of the health department's
Adult Health Programs.
The flu shots will cost $8, pneumonia
innoculations $22, and both are covered by Medicare,
Stafford said.
The next day, Saturday, shots will be available at
Publix supermarket at 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach. This service is provided by Publix and the shots
will be administered inside the store. The fees at Publix
will $12 for flu and $25 for pneumonia shots.
Apparently manufacturers have had production
problems with flu vaccine this year. More shots will be
give on the Island and throughout Manatee County,
Stafford said, as more vaccine becomes available.
In descending risk priority for shots are nursing
home residents with chronic medical conditions; oth-
ers with chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular disor-
ders; those who have required medical follow-up in the
past year because of chronic diseases, kidney dysfunc-
tion, blood disorders or immune system problems;
youths aged 6 months to 18 years receiving aspirin
therapy; and women in the second or third trimester of
pregnancy during the flu season.
High-risk children can get flu shots at no cost at the
health department, 410 Sixth Ave. E., Bradenton, but
vaccine availability should be checked first by calling
784-0747, extension 1269.


Obituaries


Dione C. Corcoran
Dione C. Corcoran, 87, of Anna Maria, died Oct.
22 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Corcoran came to
Manatee County from there in 1974. She was em-
ployed as a medical secretary in Buffalo. She was Prot-
estant.
Services will be at a later date. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. National Crema-
tion Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by son Guy E. of Anna Maria.

Eugene M. Corcoran
Eugene M. Corcoran, 89, of Anna Maria, died Oct.
22 at home.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Corcoran came to
Manatee County from there in 1976. He was employed
as a rate clerk at Canadian National Railroad. He was
a member of the Anna Maria Community Association.
He was Catholic.
Services will be at a later date. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. National Crema-
tion Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by son Guy E. of Anna Maria; sis-
ter Catherine Geib of Buffalo; and brother John of Boca
Raton.

Bernard P. 'Bud' Haas
Bernard P. "Bud" Haas, 77, of Bradenton, died
Oct. 16 at home.
Born in Perrysburg, Ohio, Mr. Haas came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1960. He founded Triad Tech
Inc., Bradenton, in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He was a member of the Knights
of Columbus at Holy Cross Church, Palmetto, and a
member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bradenton.
Visitation and services were Oct. 19 and a commit-
tal service and mass was Oct. 20. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School Build-
ing Fund, 2704 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Millie; daughters Sandra K.
Haas-Martens of Holmes Beach, Laura L. Cleveland of


Fort Myers, Elaine M. Ayala and Bonnie R. of Bradenton
and Cheryl A. Jackson of Questa, N.M.; sons Dale A. of
Sarasota, Gerald A. of Fort Myers, Mark E., James J. and
Gregory E. of Bradenton, Francis J. of Worchester, Mass.,
and Douglas P. of Palmetto; sisters Adelene Prior of To-
ledo, Ohio, Lucy Herman and Eileen Reid of Perrysburg,
Mary Agnes of Boulder, Colo., and Joanne Junkins of
Maumee, Ohio; brothers Vincent A. and John J. of
Bradenton; and 23 grandchildren.

Joseph Buell Hartranft
Joseph Buell Hartranft, 74, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 17 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hartranft came to
Manatee County from Roanoke, Va., in 1987. He was
an engineer for Pennsylvania, Southern and Norfolk
Southern railroads and retired after 35 years of service.
He served as a Seabee Officer in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and the Korean War. He was a member
of the American Railway Engineering Association. He
was a member and past president of the board of gov-
ernors at Longboat Island Chapel and a past president
and volunteer of the Chapel Men's Club.
Services were Oct. 23 at Longboat Island Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Marjorie; son Joseph C. of
Crofton, Md.; and five grandchildren.

Michael S. Manning
Michael S. Manning, 25, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 11 at home.
Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Manning came to
Manatee County from there in February. He was a car-
penter.
Private services will be in Boston at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane So-
ciety of Sarasota, 2331 15th St., Sarasota FL 34237.
Covell Cremation and Funeral Center was in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by parents Joan and Joseph
McCarthy of Centerville, Mass; son Michael C. of
Brookfield, Mass.; brothers Gregory McCarthy, Casey
McCarthy and Scott McCarthy of Cape Cod, Mass.;
maternal grandmother Honora Del Grosso of Boston;
and paternal grandfather Hugh Manning of Boston.


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Halloween is what you make it and when


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Some Islanders are getting the jump on Halloween
with early celebrations, but it's all within the loose
rules of All Hallows Eve, which is Tuesday, Oct. 31.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will kick off the festivities with its "Trail of Treats"
Friday afternoon, Oct. 27. The opener will be the
"Come as You Dare" costume contest for kids, with
judging at 3:30 p.m. at the "Chamber of Horrors," the
chamber offices at 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Then each youngster 300 participated last year -
will get a map of businesses all over the Island where
they can get a treat.
And over the weekend Jim Shipley will create one
of his spooky surprises in the form of a sand sculpture
that will take him all weekend to complete. He and'
helpers from Flash Flights Kite Shop in Holmes Beach
will start Thursday, shoveling two or three tons of sand
at the Manatee County Beach into piles in front of Cafe
on the Beach, where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf
of Mexico. Shipley will move it into place shaping the
sculpture near the pavilion starting Friday. Disposing
of it after Halloween is easy "Once the'kids run up
and down it a few thousand times, it's pretty well lev-
eled."
The holiday itself is one of the oldest to survive the
centuries, going back thousands of years to the Roman
Empire and the pre-English Celts.
The Celts of Britain and France celebrated their
new year Nov. 1, marking the transition from sun to
"the season of darkness and cold." They believed
Samhain held the sun prisoner then. According to a
popular version Samhain was lord of the dead and
prince of darkness.
On their New Year's Eve Samhain called up the
dead and the bad spirits took different animal forms,
the most evil being cats.
The Celtic priests, druids, danced around fires in
sacred oak forests and in the morning gave an ember
from their fires to each family to start new cooking fires
and keep evil spirits at bay.
In the first century A.D. Romans invaded Britain
and introduced many customs, including Pomona Day


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which paid homage to their goddess of fruits and gar-
dens. This was around the first of November. Within
a few hundred years Pomona and Samhain got only one
holiday between them.
The Christian religion recognized that form in 835,
when the Roman Catholic Church made Nov. 1 All
Saints Day, or Hallowmas, or All Hallows.
All three made the cut, were melded into one which
made Oct. 31 All Hallows Even, then All Hallows Eve,
Hallowe'en and finally Halloween.
We keep quite a bit from all three of the old holi-
days Pomona's fruits and harvest, Samhain's black
cats and evil spirits, All Saints' ghosts and skeletons.
As with all things human, there are passionate ar-


guments involved. Some scholars claim Samhain was
a pretty limp god, that his main claim to fame was that
Balor of the Evil Eye stole his magical cow.
Others claim there never was a god named
Samhain, that it was the name of the festival itself with
"Sam" and "hain" meaning "end of" and "summer" to
the Celts. And there are those who say Samhain was the
amalgamation of a bunch of Sam gods.
There were plenty to choose from: Samana, an
Aryan god of death in the Veda scriptures of Hinduism;
Samas the sun god of northern Semites; Sams the sun
goddess of southern Semites; Samael, in old Hebrew
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... and Fall Festival

set for Saturday

at Island school
Lions and tigers and bears. Oh, my! Powder Puff
Girls. Harry Potter. Power Rangers. Oh, my!
They'll all be there Saturday when Anna Maria
Elementary School hosts its annual Fall Festival.
The festival starts with a parade that leaves Holmes
Beach City Hall. Participants must be at city hall at 10
a.m. and the parade begins promptly at 10:10 a.m.,
winding its way along the street on Marina and Gulf
drives toward the school.
Featured in the parade will be the school's top scor-
ers in reading and writing in the Florida Comprehen-
sive Aptitude Test taken by fourth graders last year.
Kyle Schoonover, grandson of Mary and Wallace
Praskievicz, had the school's top score in reading.
Ashley Bowling, daughter of Shari and Nicklas
Bowling, was the high scorer in writing.
Both students will ride in a convertible in the pa-
rade.
Judging for the costume contest will take place at
the school on the basketball courts.
Other features include a raffle, booth games,
haunted house, food court and a bake sale all open
to the public.
Some of the choice raffle prizes are a night at the
Harrington House and dinner for two at the Beach Bis-
tro, dinner for two at Ooh La La!, four tickets to Disney
World, art, coffee and food. In all, 200 items will be
raffled.
Island restaurants will offer their finest at food
booths, including Sign of the Mermaid, Shells, Bistro
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Probably the most important aspect of the
Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting was
also the dullest the selection of a new financial
institution for the city's funds.
Coast Bank will be the new depository for city
money, replacing American Bank. All but three of
the city's myriad accounts will be switched to Coast
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City Clerk Pat Grizzle said "very serious prob-
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can Bank, adding that "some of these problems
have cost the city in time, frustration and money."
Many of the problems stemmed from bank clerical
errors in filing deposits, Grizzle added.
Coast Bank and First Union Bank were both
asked to make presentations to the city commission.
Coast Bank President and CEO Gerald Anthony
offered the city a more financially lucrative struc-
ture in which to provide services to the city than
First Union's Ken Wheatley, according to Ed


Leonard, the city's auditor.
Wheatley disagreed, stating that the analysis
between the two banks offered "apples to oranges"
and said First Union made a competitive offer to
handle the city's money.
Commissioners unanimously approved having
Coast Bank take over the city's finances, with Vice
Mayor John Chappie abstaining from the vote due
to being a stockholder in Coast which he said
amounted to a conflict of interest.
Although Coast Bank is a relatively new bank,
and located in Bradenton on Cortez Road, Anthony
said he hoped to open a branch bank on Longboat
Key or in Bradenton Beach in the near future.
In other financial matters, city commissioners
unanimously approved budget amendments within
the police department: one for $982 for police edu-
cation, one for a $3,470 transfer of funds between
accounts for cellular telephone service, and one for
$2,106 for police car repairs caused by storm wa-
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that is why she was selected as Employee of the Quar-
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Brasgalla is a counter associate at the Island
branch. Employed full time at the tax collector's office
for the past 10 years, and part-time for six years before
that, Beverly has a knowledge of the office that allows
her to fill in when needed at other offices in the area.
This year she received 52 positive comment cards
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We've had to set the alarm for a couple months
now just to get up at the customary 6 a.m. or better,
the crack of dawn. When the time first changes it's
easy, the sun does the work. By the end of summer and
beginning of fall, I find myself over-snoozing and I
only have daylight-saving time to blame.
Spring forward, fall back.
It's ingrained in our consciousness like the A-B-C
song. I's a seasonal event, similar to the regularity of
tourists coming back to Anna Maria and departing
again in spring.
Bob Aldrich, information officer with the Califor-
nia Energy Commission, has a whole collection of
trivia, facts and common sense about Daylight Saving
Time, DST.
DST begins for most of the U.S. at 2 a.m. the first
Sunday of April, then reverts to standard time at 2 a.m.
on the last Sunday of October.
DST for the U.S. and its territories is not
observed in Hawaii, the Eastern Time Zone portion of
Indiana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the
Virgin Islands, and by most of Arizona excepting the
Navajo Indian Reservation.
Other parts of the world observe DST as well.
While European nations have been taking advantage of
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During summer months, sunrise is very early in the
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Because the sun is up, we turn on fewer lights in our
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Deadline nears for AID
Thanksgiving dinner
All Island Denominations will once again provide
a Thanksgiving dinner for families in need.
The deadline for requests for a Thanksgiving meal
package is Nov. 3 and may be picked up at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Dinner
recipients must make arrangements to pick up the meal.
To reserve a Thanksgiving dinner or to recommend
a needy recipient, call 778-0048.
The baskets are prepared by national organization
SHARE. A small payment and two hours of monthly
volunteer service are required, both requirements filled
by AID board members.


Stir-it-up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
and fall, the advantage is less than one hour. So, day-
light-saving time saves energy for lighting in all sea-
sons of the year except for the four darkest months of
winter, November-February, when the afternoon ad-
vantage is offset by the need for lighting because of the
late sunrise.
One question people always ask about daylight-
saving time regards the time that restaurants and bars
close. In Manatee County, liquor cannot be served af-
ter 2 a.m. But at 2 a.m. on Oct. 29, the time switches
back one hour. So, can they serve for that additional
hour in October?
The answer: They can, but Holmes Beach police
say they discourage it. In other states, the legal closing
time is not 2 a.m., but actually at 1:59 a.m. So, they are
already "officially" closed when the time changes from
daylight-saving time into standard time.
Another observation: It is daylight-saving (singu-
lar) time, NOT daylight-savingS time. We are saving
daylight, so it is singular and not plural.
A final note, with the change of daylight-saving
time, the Energizer Bunny and the West Manatee Fire-
Rescue District hope you'll remember to change bat-
teries in smoke detectors and other alarms. Changing
the batteries twice a year will make certain, detectors


Flower arranging featured
for public view
The public is invited to view flower arrang-
ing at a meeting of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Glenda Dawson and Janice Hamlin of the
Manatee River Floral Club of Bradenton will
demonstrate the art of flower arranging.
Hostesses for the meeting are Lillian
Bieling, Delia Ayala, Barbara Knode and Mary
Jane Moore under the direction of Marguerite
Thompson.
For information on joining the Woman's
Club, call Ernestine Lawton, 778-3898.


will be working in case there is a fire and what bet-
ter reminder?
Perhaps we'll just forget the "clock" and set the
opening "time" at our office to coincide with sunrise
and sunset. We really like to get the job done early.
A friend of ours, older and wiser by much time,
agrees. He once said that if a person sleeps late he or
she must be lazy. After all, if you sleep one-third of
your life, how can you waste any more of the day than
absolutely necessary?
Then there was "old-man" Huffine, owner of what
is now Jessie's Island Store, but way back when was
Huffine's Gas Station. Edgar "Pop" Huffine came
around our newspaper office early mornings nearly
every day for a little visit before he died in 1994.
We talked about the weather, what we'd had for
breakfast and about the newspaper headlines of the day
and about coffee. He was proud to make his "the cow-
boy way." He boiled coffee grounds in a saucepan and
poured it in a cup after it "settled down a bit."
The parting comments around 7 a.m. as he headed
to work at the station were always the same ...
Us: "Have a nice day."
His: "What's left of it."
We can't help but miss that special kind of wisdom.


THE ISLANDER U OCTOBER 25, 2000 U PAGE 15

'Orchids 101,' 'Growing Citrus'
classes offered
The Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton, will host two classes Oct. 28 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. The classes will be held under a tent in
the midst of a tropical palm jungle.
Joe Downs of the Manatee River Orchid Society
will explain how to choose and care for a variety of
orchids. The class is scheduled for 9-11 a.m.
Robin Bryant of Tropicana will explain how to
select, plant and nurture a variety of citrus trees. His
class is scheduled from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.
The fee for members is $10, non-members $15. For
more information, registration or directions, call
Hoffner 722-2966.

Annunciation women giving
to children of migrants
Women of the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion are to bring unwrapped gifts for migrant children
and donations for elderly residents of Bishop Gray Inn
to a meeting Thursday, Nov. 2.
Plans for the Holly Berry Bazaar will be given a
final going-over at the meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the
church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The bazaar,
an annual holiday event, will be Saturday, Nov. 18.
Following the business meeting, Gretchen Edgren
will be hostess at a luncheon at noon. Reservations for the
luncheon should be made by Oct. 30, at 778-1638.


Gentle Spirit's
Robbie Leach teaches from the Book of Joshua as
she leads a seminar at the Gentle Spirit's Revival at
Island Baptist Church last week. The annual event
draws crowdsfor Bible study and worship. Islander
Photo: Laurie Krosney


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria Cjty
Oct. 11, 100 block of Bay Boulevard South, sus-
picious person. A woman said she was sitting in her
vehicle at the city pier parking lot at noon when a
man walked up and started talking about sexually
suggestive topics. She told a deputy that she started
her vehicle and drove away. The man was white, 35-
40 years old, and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall,
the woman said. A deputy checked the area and was
unable to locate the man.
Oct. 13, Bayview Plaza and South Bay Boule-
vard, information, fallen street sign. A deputy found
a street sign on the ground and took it to the public
works department.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 12, 2200 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach Park,
burglary of automobile. A woman told police that
two credit cards and $90 were stolen from her purse,
which was on the back seat of a vehicle parked at


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Coquina Beach. She said the doors to the vehicle
were locked, but one window was open a little bit.
She discovered the items missing after she returned
home and there were messages on the answering
machine from the credit card companies telling her
someone had tried to use her credit cards at a Unocal
Station, Albertson's and K-Mart.
Oct. 13, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza, two
counts of battery, possession of marijuana, obstruc-
tion. Bradenton Beach Officer William Knight ar-
rested Jacob Aaron King, 24, of Lakewood, Colo-
rado, for battery, obstruction of an investigation and
possession of marijuana. A 22-year-old male with
King was arrested for battery. An officer was dis-
patched to a fight in progress on a restaurant park-
ing lot where a crowd had gathered to watch. The
fight started after the 22-year-old man went into the
restaurant, grabbed himself and used vulgar lan-
guage. When the suspects were asked to leave, they
started punching and shoving other customers.
While en route to the Manatee County Jail, one
suspect tried to spit blood on one of the officers.
When the officer warned him to stop, the other sus-
pect told him to continue. The officer pepper-
sprayed the suspect and transported both men to jail
where the sprayed suspect was decontaminated with
water while the other suspect banged his head
against the holding cell door and walls, according to
the report.
Oct. 14, 500 block Gulf Drive North, DUI.
Bradenton Beach Officer Doug Marston arrested
Terry Lynn Jean Lane, 55, of Joplin, Missouri, for
driving under the influence. The officer first saw the
suspect's vehicle making a left turn from the right
lane without a turn signal, causing an oncoming car
to skid. At that time, the officer turned on the patrol
vehicle's police light, but the suspect did not stop
until she reached the 125th block of Cortez Road,
across the bridge. Several empty beer cans were
found in the vehicle, along with a glass of wine, the
officer said. The suspect performed poorly on the


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visual parts of the field sobriety tests and refused to
complete the physical part because her knees are bad
and her feet swell, she told the officer, and she was
not wearing shoes. The suspect's breath test result
revealed a level of intoxication, the officer said.
After the breath test the suspect said, "I think I've
had too much to drink. I guess I shouldn't drink and
drive." She was transported to the Manatee County
Jail.
Oct. 14, 2500 block of Avenue C, theft. A man
reported that his bicycle valued at $100 was stolen
from under his house.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 14, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, theft of boat.
A man said he parked his boat in a parking lot at his
place of employment, and when he returned the next
day, the boat was gone. The boat was recovered in
Cockroach Bay Oct. 14 by Hillsborough County
authorities. There are no suspects in the case.
Oct. 14, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue North, bur-
glary. A man said he returned after five weeks and
found his home burglarized. Someone entered the
apartment by removing the bedroom window and
placing it on the bed. The electrical breaker had been
switched on. Dresser drawers were opened, and the
television was found on the floor, along with several
CDs. No fingerprints could be found on the window
sill or the stereo, an officer said. Several CDs, a CD
case, a camera and a caller ID box were stolen. There
are no suspects at this time.
Oct. 17, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, burglary.
A man reported his checkbook containing 25 checks
was stolen out of his unlocked vehicle at a jobsite.
The man said several people wrote checks on his
account totaling $3,000.
Oct. 18, 5324 Gulf Drive, 1st National Bank of
Manatee County, bad checks. The bank filed two
worthless check affidavits written Oct. 6 and 10. A
spokesperson for the bank told police the account
has been overdrawn since July 2000.


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Students caught in WAVE
i Anna Maria Elementary School
students were recognized for
. civic achievements Oct. 20 at the
We Are Very Exceptional Stu-
dents "WAVE" awards. Each
student received a certificate
stating "You got caught in the
wave!" This week's Wavers are
Anne Staebler, Gabby
Westerman, Shane Pelkey,
Chandler McClung, Linsey
Patton, Kevin O'Brien, Dylan
King, C.J. Wickersham, Andrew
Sutton, Dana Slowey, Nash
Thompson, Jenna Duvall, Kristi
Wickersham, James Davis,
Danny Krokroskia, Trevor
Bystrom and Taylor Zebracki.
Billy Annis was absent. Islander
Photo: Ann McGrath


Giving tree
Garrett Waiters played
the part of the tree from
Shel Silverstein's book
titled "The Giving Tree"
in the Island School's
first-grade production of
"A Book Is a Magic
Carpet Ride." Students
from all three first-
%J-. grade classes partici-
pated in the musical that
included some of their
teachers' favorite books.
The kids hit the stage
with their production for
parents and families at
the second Parent-
., I Teacher Organization
.meeting.


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Sch@I
Diana Bogan

SIsland school menu
Monday, Oct. 30
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Hot Dog or Junior Cuban, Potato Triangle,
Applesauce Berry Cup, Ice Cream, Juice
Tuesday, Oct. 31
SBreakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Gravy or Roast Beef, Mashed
SPotatoes, Roll, Broccoli, Peaches, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
* Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Peanut Butter and Jelly
SSandwich, Carrot Sticks, Warmed Apples, Juice
Thursday, Nov. 2
SBreakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
SLunch: Sloppy Joe or Grilled Chicken Sandwich,
Green Beans, Pears, Fresh Fruit, Pudding
Friday, Nov. 3
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Manager's Choice, Corn,
S Pineapple, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Juice
All meals served with milk.

Roser Church offers
worship service for teens
Island teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to
meet at 10 a.m. each Sunday at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
They will meet to explore the meaning of "Faith
Weaver," what the whole picture of God's story means,
and why the Bible's message is relevant. Teens will
also have a chance to hear new Christian music and
have fun making new friends.
Transportation is available to students who need it.
To arrange transportation or for more information, call
Sandy Miles or Molly Parks, 778-0414.


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Heineman saves day for Galati
Galati Marine goalie Tyler Heineman put on a
show of shows Oct. 20 by making save after to save in
helping his Division III team beat Jessie's Island Store
4-2.
Galati forward Kayleigh Monetti scored the first
Galati goal by pushing past the defense and sending
one past the Jessie's goalie, Nate Hickerson, who came
out of net to challenge her.
Then Galati striker Andrew Fortenberry was
stopped after firing a point-blank shot at Hickerson
who made a brilliant diving stop.
Galati had two more chances in the next five min-
utes, but Jay Dee Jackson sent a shot wide left and
Fortenberry pushed one high just over the bar.
Heineman then showed his stuff, making a diving
stop of a Cody Wooten shot and two more incredible
saves on a Miles Hostetler play and another missed
goal by Wooten.
However, the relentless pressure by the Galati team
proved too much as Jackson scored for a 2-0 Galati
lead.
Heineman made three more saves toward the end
of the first half. Without them, Jessie's threatened to
take the lead.
In the first minute of the second half, Fortenberry


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scored to make it 3-0.
Nick Galati put the game out of reach by sending
the ball high over the goalie's head from 25 yards out
for 4-0.
Hostetler got Jessie's some respect with a hard kick
past the outstretched arms of Heineman. Then Wooten
made it 4-2 with a quick goal.
But it was a case of too little, too late.

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Island Real Estate's Chris Martin scored the only
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Sato made it 2-0 Island Real Estate and Charlie
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made it a runaway 7-1 win Oct. 17.

Felipe scores unheard-of 10 goals
against Observer
No one on the Island familiar with soccer had ever
heard of anyone scoring 10 goals in a soccer game.
Now they have.
Diego Felipe scored 10 goals against the Longboat
Observer as his Air & Energy squad crushed the visi-
tors from the south 13-6 Oct. 17.
Felipe's Division I team for players age 12-14
stayed unbeaten on the season.
The Observer's Naomi Osborne got Longboat on
top first, but four goals for Felipe and one by A&E's
Max Gazzo started the onslaught.
Osborne and Kyle Schweitzer brought the Ob-
server within two for a 5-3 A&E lead before Felipe
added his fifth goal toward the end of the first half.
In the second half, Felipe took over. He made five
straight goals before Kyle Dale of the Observer scored.
Sarah Claussen scored for A&E while Michael Cramer,
Osborne and Dale finished the scoring.

Tebbetts inducted
into Scouts Hall of Fame
The late Birdie Tebbetts of Anna Maria received
another accolade Oct. 21 when he was inducted into the
Florida Diamond Club's Professional Baseball Scouts
Hall of Fame.
The Scouts Hall of Fame will be featured at St.
Petersburg's Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays. The Diamond Club is an organization of
professional baseball personnel formed in 1979 by
scouts.
Tebbetts is credited with helping the Florida Mar-
lins build its 1997 world championship club. For his
efforts, Tebbetts was awarded a World Series ring.
Tebbetts was a catcher during his playing days
with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, later man-
aging the Cincinnati Reds and earning National League
Manager of the Year honors for which he was featured
on the cover of Time magazine.

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Instructional League Age 5-7
Oct. 25 The Bistros vs. Island Animal Clinic
Oden-Hardy Construction vs. Island Sun
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The Bistros
Oden-Hardy vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Nov. 1 Island Sun vs. Island Animal Clinic
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. The Bistros
Nov. 2 Bridge Street vs. Harry's
Oden-Hardy vs. Danziger
First game at 6 p.m., second at 7p.m.

Division III Age 8-9
Oct. 25 Anna Maria Island Spirit vs. Jessie's Is-
land Store
Nov. 1 Spirit vs. Palm Tree Villas
All games start at 6 p.m.

Division II Age 10-11
Oct. 25 Air America vs. Island Pest at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Air America at
6 p.m.
Oct. 30 Air America vs. Island Real Estate at
6 p.m.
Nov. 1 LaPensee vs. Island Pest Control at
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 Island Real Estate vs. LaPensee at 6 p.m.

Division I Age 12-14
Oct. 27 Air & Energy vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 30 Longboat Observer vs. West Coast Re-
frigeration
Nov. 3 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Mr. Bones
All games start at 7:30 p.m.

All-Star game schedule:
The Division I All-Star game is scheduled for
Monday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Center, while
Division II All-Stars will play the same day at 7
p.m. Division III is set to play at 6 p.m. The awards
presentation for all divisions will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Center.


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Center soccer standings


Division I Age 12-14
Team
Air & Energy
Observer
Mr. Bones
WC Refrigeration

Division II Age 10-11
Island Real Estate
LaPensee
Island Pest Control
Air America

Division III Age 8-9
Anna Maria Spirit
Galati Marine
Jessie's Store
Palm Tree Villas


Record
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3-4-0
2-4-0
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5-2-0
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Points
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9
6
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12
7
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15
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6


lowing on their refrigerator as a reminder of what youth
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This advice is not just for football. It's an across-
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children while teaching them how to play.
The Seven Guiding Principles of NFL Youth Pro-
grams are: 1. Make it fun. 2. Limit standing around. 3.
Everyone plays. 4. Teach every position to every par-
ticipant. 5. Emphasize the fundamentals. 6. Incorporate
a progression of skill development for every partici-
pant. 7. Yell encouragement, whisper constructive criti-
cism.
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Quotable quotes, weird squirrels, engineering feats


It's clean-out-the-files week here at Sandscript. I
hope you enjoy my News McNuggets.
I've been collecting excerpts from authors for
years. It's come in handy to spice up articles or to give
readers a smile, and let's hope a few of these give you
a grin or make you consider the weirdness around us.

'Hammerhead Ranch Motel,'
by Tim Dorsey
"'What kind of a crazy motel is this?' asked the
cop. 'Is there anyone here who's what they're supposed
to be?'
"'I am," said Serge, raising his hand. 'I'm a 100-
percent, made-in-Florida, dope-smugglin', time-
sharin', spring-breakin', log-flumin', double-occu-
pancy discount vacation. I'm a tall glass of orange
juice and a day without sunshine. I'm the wind in your
sails, the sun on your burn and the moon over Miami.
I am the native.'"

'Ten Thousand Islands,'
by Randy Wayne White
"'That used to be a heck of a nice little island,'
she said. 'Real friendly and simple. Piney wood
houses along with the new stuccos, and still lots of
barefoot kids. The monsters they got there now,
they're like stamped from a mold. They say it's still
Marco Island, but it's not. Not the way I remember
it. What they did was, they built something over
Marco but they kept the name.'
"I've listened to enough bitter fellow Floridians
to know there is no sensible response to their lament
nor to their rosy remembrances of the past. There are
a couple reasons. In a state so young that nearly ev-
eryone is only three or four generations removed
from somewhere else, the birthright of "natives" is
easily argued. Also, Floridians have chopped up,
dredged and reconstituted their homeland as eagerly
as the most thoughtless of outsiders. Or happily sold
it to developers who did worse."

'Rough Draft,' by James W. Hall
"'I just like to read. Books are old-fashioned, but
they make me think about stuff I wouldn't otherwise.
Like just recently I was thinking how there's a big
difference between writing computer code and writ-
ing a book. If you write code all day, and you get it
right, you can change how something works. Make
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'Orchid Fever,' by Eric Hansen
"There is something distinctive about the sight and
sound of a human body falling from the rain forest
canopy. The breathless scream, the wildly gyrating
arms and legs pumping thin air, the rush of leaves,
snapping branches, and the sickening thud, followed by
uneasy silence. Listening to that silence, I reflected on
how plant collecting can be an unpleasant sort of activ-
ity."

'Mostly Harmless,' by Douglas Adams
"We all like to congregate at boundary conditions.
Where land meets water. Where earth meets air. Where
body meets mind. Where space meets time. We like to
be on one side and look at the other."

'The Empty Copper Sea,'
by John D. MacDonald
"Florida can never really come to grips with sav-
ing the environment because a very large percentage
of the population at any given time just got here. So
why should they fight to turn the clock back? It
looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as
they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand
more people are just discovering it for the first time
and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the
people who knew what it was like 20 years ago are
an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be
heard."

'The Mangrove Coast,' by Karl Bickel
"Stand on the beach and look to sea. You will see
creatures as strange as the trees and plants the rare
and lonely manatee, the great sea turtles, the slowly
turning dolphin, the flashing tarpon and the king. Then
the old tales begin to take shape, tales of Spanish cava-
liers, and smuggled drugs and Chinamen, of the wrecks.
when the bitter lash of the northwester has struck the
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shoes, you will itch forever after with the longing to
return to bury your toes in the sand of this shore, to
smell its morning winds, and gaze at its high blue sky."

Squirrelly politicians to
squirrelly squirrels
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission press office may not have enough to do.
They've sent out a release headlined "Squirrels aren't
going nuts," and apparently they're serious about it.
Seems that "every year about this time people call
FWC alarmed about squirrels that seem to be going
crazy. They report that they've seen squirrels rolling on
the ground, jumping into the air and generally acting as
if something was disturbing them.
"But don't worry, they're not crazy," the FWC re-
lease assures us. "They're likely hosting a parasite that
causes them some temporary discomfort but normally
is not fatal."
Apparently there is something called a "bot fly"
that bugs the little furry critters. Female bot flies lay
eggs near squirrel nests. The larvae hatch and crawl
into the squirrel's nose or mouth and end up just under
the skin, producing a nasty itch. The larvae eventually
turn into flies and dig their way out of the squirrels,
leaving them in rodent peace.
As the FWC spokesperson put it, "The best thing
to do if you see squirrels exhibiting these characteris-
tics is simply to leave them alone and let nature take its
course. Eventually, the larvae will emerge and the
squirrels will continue to go about the business of be-
ing squirrels."
Now you can decide who doesn't have enough to
do: the FWC for writing the release, me for reporting
it, or you for reading it.

Sandscript factoid
The folks with something called the National
Academy of Engineering have come up with a list of
the top 10 achievements of engineers in the past 100
years. In order, they are:
Electrification.
Automobile.
Airplane.
Water supply and distribution.
Electronics.
Radio and television.
Mechanized agriculture.
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 25, 2000 0 PAGE 23


Snook hotter than firecracker, gags near shore


By Capt. David Futch
Those old reels and wood plugs your grandfather
gave you could have more than just sentimental value.
The Florida Antique Tackle Collectors know what
they're worth. If you want to find out, call longtime
member Ron Gast and he'll do an appraisal. His web
site is http://www.magicnet.net/rkgast. His phone num-
ber is (407) 933-7435.
Meanwhile, snook fishing is as hot as it gets with
some guides reporting catching more than 50 a day. At
the same time, gag grouper have made their annual
inshore migration and can be found in 40 to 50 feet of
water west of Anna Maria Island.
Capt. Justin Moore had a good week when he led
one of his charters to a big snook day.
On Tuesday, his party landed 83 snook.
"What's incredible is that none of them were keeper
size," Moore said. "Then the day after I fished Coach
(Tony) Dungy of the Buccaneers I had a real good start.
On the first cast, this guy on my boat caught a 30-inch
trout. On the second cast he caught a 35-inch snook and
on the third he caught a 39-inch snook. If I could have
done that with Coach Dungy, I would have been God."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said once
the wind laid down, snook action improved dramatically
with some keepers in the mix. Redfish from 14 to 25
inches are plentiful, as are trout, flounder and some hefty
bluefish. Pompano and cobia are coming on, he said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend.said he caught
a bunch of kingfish Monday. When he went back the
next two days, there weren't as many around. Still, he
said he picked up a few from 8 to 12 pounds.
"Gag and red grouper to 15 pounds can be found in
40 to 90 feet of water, and there are a few kingfish
around," Kimball said. "Mangrove snapper to 5 pounds
and flounder to 22 inches are on ledges offshore. There are
a lot of bonita and lane snapper and some yellowtail snap-
per around. I'm using shiners, pinfish and cut bait."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said snook fishing doesn't get any bet-
ter than it's been in the past two weeks. They seem to
be everywhere, though most are not keepers. Redfish
are starting to school up, he said.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said he never went farther than eight miles off-
shore last week and found plenty of gags.
"We had a half dozen keepers on a half-day trip and
lost at least that many more big ones," Denham said.
"There seem to be a lot of gags in shallow water of about
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snook with some keepers mixed in.
"The ratio of small to keeper is about 10 to 1 if
you're lucky," Greig said. "Redfish are around, but
they're just here and there. We catch a couple of floun-
der every time out."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said wade fishermen have been catching snook around
the mangroves on the change of the tide.
"When the tide starts to fall, the snook start to turn
on," Shaner said. "A few redfish are schooling on the
flats, and you can see them tailing. The waders are us-
ing live shrimp and free lining them. There's a lot of
bait out there. Some fellows went four or five miles
offshore around the weed line and caught a couple of
kings. The water temperature change is going to get
fish moving around more and more."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said a lot of
black drum are around, along with flounder and some
small snook.
"We've had a number of bonnethead sharks caught
along with a few mangrove snapper and some jacks,"
Kilb said. "There have been some dandy pompano
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aren't a lot of them, but they're starting to come in."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said with
the water clearing, grouper are moving closer to shore.
"The 15- to 20-mile area is holding a lot of gags
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"Kingfish are here and there's a lot of bait on the
beach side. It's a good idea to troll for kings with a large
Clark or Pet spoon. On one side, drag a spoon without a
planer and on the other line, put a spoon on a planer or
downrigger to find where they're biting in deeper water.
"When you drop anchor on a likely spot, you can start
chumming for kings by throwing out one shiner at a time.
Use a short piece of wire with a stinger hook for a rig.
Once they're chummed up, put on a bait and hang on.
Trolling the 7-Mile Reef (latitude 27 degrees, 31.150
minutes, longitude 082, 52.420) is a good spot for fishing
for kings. To get there take a 270-degree heading, seven
miles west of the Island. Another traditional place is the
whistler buoy, which is 10 miles west of Egmont Key. It's
at the entrance to the Tampa Bay ship channel. Those ar-
eas are where we find the kingfish first.


"Trout are in the grass flats in Palma Sola, on the
grass flats east of Key Royale. Snook have moved east,
so there will more snook in the mouth of the river, in
Terra Ceia and Palma Sola bays."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been doing good on redfish, but they
seem to be on the move.
"You catch a couple here and there and then you
have to move," Smith said. "The snook are undersized,
but there are plenty of them. We're getting more floun-
der, many of them to 19 inches, and there are mangrove
snapper and some sheepshead biting."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss charter boat said they caught king-
fish to 22 pounds the middle of last week.
"There aren't many of them around, but there will
be soon," Morrison said. "We're also seeing gag grou-
per to 25 inches in water anywhere from 10 to 18 miles
offshore. They're probably in shallower water. We're


also seeing red grouper to 23 inches. We caught a sand
shark and a black tip. Both were about four feet. Fish-
ing is real good."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said snook are'eating well. There are some trout and a
few redfish for the taking, he said.
"We had 17 snook the first hour the other day, so
that's pretty good," Salgado said. "You might not catch
any keepers. There are a lot of small fish out there, like
25 inches, but there are lot of nice trout."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said the gag
grouper fishing has been steady in 60 feet of water along
with mangrove snapper. Kingfish showed up and they're
7 miles offshore and weigh between 20 and 30 pounds.
"We ran into a school of bull reds while we were troll-
ing for kings and caught them with spoons and planers,"
Salgado said. "We had double and triple headers on. We
had our hands busy and the person elected to take pictures
was this six-year-old kid. That's how furious it was."


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both sides with new kitchens, remodeled
bathrooms and new carpet and tile. Another
bathroom could be added to the 3BR unit for
additional income. Common laundry room
and big yard make this a good investment!
$219,900. MLS#70309


Marianne Correll
Realtor WATERFRONT HOMES:

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


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor


2306 Canasta Dr.......... $895,000
527 72nd Street................. $589,000
203 55th Street.... NEW $319,000
603 Baronet Lane ... CP $299,900
462 63rd Street ............ $199,000

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
3705 East Bay Drive .. NEW $139,000

ISLAND HOMES:
107 6th St North.......... $449,500
3706 Gulf Drive ... NEW $349,000
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
5913 Flotilla Drive ......... $340,000
2406 Avenue A............... $269,900
2101 Avenue B.................. $229,500
420 Spring ..................... $214,900

VACANT LOTS:
110 Mangrove ............... $249,000
4006 6th Avenue. I t #1-4 $149.000


!; 404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000

I DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
SMULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

Tom Nelson 777 N. Shore Dr. .......... $1,150,000
Realtor 4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000

313 62nd Street ... NEW $219,900


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Broker/Realtor


MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
7403 16th Ave. West ... NEW $134,900
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000

PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
11434 Perico Isles Circle.. NEW $249,000


11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000
1010 Pelican Court ... NEW $210,000

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9915 Manatee Ave.......... $1,495,000
Chris Shaw
Realtor 812 North Bay Blvd .......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave................. $294,500
3234 East Bay Drive NEW $112,000


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons (sofa
by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) 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 dining chairs, cane back, upholstered seat,
$25 each. 30 chairs total. Call Chef/Owner Damon
Presswood at Ooh La La!: 778-5320.

DAYBED, WHITE & BRASS with trundle and two
mattresses, still boxed, cost $850. Sell $250 cash.
941-730-6953.

BED WITH EXTRA thick pillow-top mattress set.
Queen, cost $1,200, sell $275 cash. (941) 730-6953.

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.

LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet. Holds full-size
sheet pans. Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors
on bottom with shelves for storage. Good shape.
Needs paint or decoration. 778-1102.

SOFA BED wicker trim $100; Chair rattan trim with
ottoman, $75 excellent condition. Call 795-7030.

CRAFTMASTER HOSPITAL BED$1000, OBO.
778-6908.

TURQUOISE DOUBLE BED sleeper sofa, 65 inches
long. Only six months old, never slept on $375. Call
778-2758.

"JAZZY" motor wheelchair, $2,500, OBO. 778-6908.

COMPUTER FOR SALE. HP Vectra VL, Pentium
133 MHZ desktop PC. 15-inch monitor, 56K flex
modem, Windows 98 & Microsoft Office 97. Excellent
condition $250. Fold-up bed, good mattress, used
once $75. Call 778-7094.


DOUBLE OVEN looks and works great $275.
Bunkbed, red metal, single over regular $150. Kitchen
Aid cooktop, almond clean $125 call 779-2005.

WHITE WASH WICKER day bed and trundle in-
cludes two mattresses, like brand new. $250. Days
779-9382.

OVEN/STOVE, standard size, two beige in great
condition; two white in good condition; one beige in
good condition. $50-$75, OBO. 778-7477.

STANLEY SLEEPER SOFA with matching love
seats, floral mauve pattern, great condition. $225 for
set OBO. 778-7477.

SOFA SLEEPER, queen size, green and white
striped. Excellent condition. $350, OBO. 795-3006.

MATCHING SOFA, wing-back chair and love seat.
Beige with soft Oriental-style design. $200. 778-
6000.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
Wednesday donations 9-11am. 50% off sales room.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY Oct. 28, 9am-5pm.
Boating accessories, crab trap equipment, wooden
birds, silk flowers, 13 HP pressure washer, satellite,
saws. 661 Norton, Longboat Key.


NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the sacred heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus have
mercy on us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for
us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us.
Thank you St. Jude.

PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday 12-5pm,
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th St. N. Alexandra,
941-794-1928, songsoftarot@earthlink.net.


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NO BRIDGE TO TRAFFIC. Here is
your chance to own a little over an acre of
land on Jewfish Key, a private island in
Sarasota Bay that is accessible by boat
only. Great bay view from one of 13 par-
cels on this 26 acre island. Water, septic
and electric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. $225,000. 1B45752.
LAGOON VIEW From this 1BR/
1.5BA unit in active and well-maintained
complex. Updated. Domed kitchen ceil-
ing. Heated pool. Close to everything!
$44,900. IB70501.


KEY WEST STYLE Views of the bay.
and Skyway from this turnkey furnished
3BR/2.5BA home in Anna Maria. Open
atmosphere with vaulted ceilings. Pool,
skylights and deck. $369,900. IB25505.
ENTERTAIN Around the wonderful
pool area caged and heated. Tastefully
turnkey furnished 2-3BR/2BA Key
Royale Home. Dock and davits just add
to amenities. $399,000. IB70783.


LOOKING FOR A GREAT VALUE?
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA in
lush tropical setting. $145,900. Denise Langlois,
TOP LISTING AND SELLING AGENT FOR
SEPTEMBER, 751-1155. IB70328.
West Bradenton, 5BR/3.5BA home, private setting
with large pool, over 3,300 sq.ft. $325,000. Ken
Richards, 751-1155. IB45505.

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


LOST COCKATIEL vicinity of 71st Street, Holmes
Beach. Please call 518-7498.

LOST DOG! American Eskimo, female, white, fluffy
tail. Her name is Snow. 22 pounds. Vicinity Willow,
Anna Maria. Please help! 778-1589.


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

DOG SITTER WANTED occasionally. We're in Anna
Maria in February with our golden retriever Hannah.
Need place for her to stay at times, preferably in
Holmes Beach area. Price negotiable. Call Mary
314-822-3424, or e-mail easygl @peoplepc.com


GULF FISHING, scuba, Egmont Key snorkel trips,
kayaking, waterfront vacation cottages with docks.
Reasonable rates, call Ocean Action (941) 794-
5780, www.divefish.com.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.


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

WAITRESS, BREAKFAST 8am-12 pm. or waitress/
housekeeping PT/FT. Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast 778-5444.

CAREGIVERS WANTED: Retirees welcome. We need
you. Hanson Services Inc. In-home assisted-living
providers, part/full time. Flexible hours. Call 792-8169.

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

DICK MAHER J
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS ,

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Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


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CANALFRONT This inviting 3BR/3BA Island
hideaway is situated on a natural mangrove canal.
Deep lot with fruit trees, room for a pool. Priced at
$339,000. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.


SPACIOUS new 3BR/2.5BA townhome ready for
immediate possession. Steps to the Gulf of
Mexico, shopping and marinas. Open floor plan,
carpet and ceramic tile floors, all appliances in-
cluding washer & dryer, two screened lanais,
separate dining and utility rooms, double garage
plus storage, maintenance free exterior. Priced at
$330,000. Carol Williams 744-0700 after hours.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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PROPERTIE3, LLC.
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We're in need of properties
to sell and to manage.
If your property isn't getting the
attention it deserves or the income
you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!
A Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron @ ix.netcom.com
www.islandvacationproperties.com


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REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES Here's your chance
to have it your way. Join our small yet busy office.
Contract for office space or work on a commission
basis. You decide. All calls confidential. Call Robin
at Gulf- Bay Realty 778-7244.

LOOKING FOR RETIRED person who likes boats
and would like to sell them. Great atmosphere, hon-
est reputation. Captain John's 792-2620.

CARPENTER OR HELPER experienced with own
tools and transportation. Dependable. Local work on
Anna Maria and NW Bradenton only. Steady work.
Rick Lease, Sabal Palm Carpentry 795-7359.

ISLAND HEALTH FOOD store needs part-time help
including Saturdays. Experience helpful, healthy
lifestyle a must. 778-5181.

RECEPTIONIST. Good opportunity for someone
who wants a part time job in a pleasant environment.
Must be dependable, have office skills and be ca-
pable of working on your own. Weekends and eve-
nings. good wages, paid vacation, health insurance
available. Apply PO Box 116, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

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



HOMECARE, COOK, ETC. I enjoy being with and help-
ing people. Five years experience, references available.
Available 1-4 days. 9am-2pm. Cery 798-9261.




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779.2555 800.770.6057 315 58th St., Suite F, Holmes Beach
(right behind the Garden Center!) www.islerentals.com
NEW! 3BR European-style beach house near
Bean Pt! Reserve now for vacation rental!


CAREGIVERS WILL CARE for you in your home.
Trained, insured, bonded. Assistance with daily-liv-
ing activities, meal planning, errands, transportation.
792-8169.


BABYSITTER north end of Anna Maria only. Re-
sponsible, references, weekends only. 12 1/2 years
old. 778-9714.



SALON FOR SALE on Cortez Road West. 798-
3754.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

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

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


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
545-6141.

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,
Master Carpenter

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
778-1022.




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


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299 + ft. frontage on SR70 located
between old and new 301. Existing
house and detached garage with apart-
ment sold as is. Total acres 2.79, offered
at $198,500. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

2217 GULF DRIVE


RECENT COMMERCIAL LISTINGS
Nursery Business! Two great shopping cen-
ter locations on Manatee and Cortez. Only
$219,999 buys both lock, lots of stock and bar-
rell Good leases and ready to take over in a
flash Ask for Ron Comette or Jane Grossman
778-2246.
Gift and Card Shop! Located on Manatee in
busy shopping center. Great opportunity for a
couple of entrepreneurs of Mom and Pop. Ex-
quisite gifts that reek of St. Armands. $199,000.
Ask for Ron Comette 778-2246.
Island Office/Storage Building! At 3011 Gulf
Drive, this 9,600 sq.ft. building is a super invest-
ment. Couldn't replace the land and building for
anywhere near the price of $650,000. Owner will
stay as tenant. Call Ron Comette 778-2246.
NORTH BRADENTON


S941 778-2246 800 211-2323


LAKEFRONT
DEVELOPMENT
SITE


Prime 19 + acre development site
with 10 acre lake. Zoned PDR, perfect
for residential development or
assisted living facility. Future land use
ROR allows commercial. Offered at
$725,000. Call Dave Moynihan at
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

BEACH, FL 34217


LOTS OF POTENTIAL AND ONLY 400 FEET TO THE
GULF. Well maintained 4BR/2BA conversion home
(from duplex) with 2,040 sq.ft. living area plus 1,548 sq.ft.
of Gulfview deck plus 2BR/2BA downstairs for guests.
(680 sq.ft. living area) plus four carports. Zoned duplex.
214 Fir Avenue. $539,000
0Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


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Adorable 2BR/2BA downstairs unit located on the
beach! Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.

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


REALTOR.
26 Years ofProfessional Service
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123.000.
TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area, 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Steven.Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 M


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Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916

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Real Estte nc. . Management
S Sharone Y Martinelli
i.C Leasing Consultant/Plroprty Managcr
Lowest fees in the county
795-2182 Annual Rentals 795-3000


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Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506



A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 1 941-792-4761
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging 9 Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
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WAT1rrE1BtING IIRESTRICTIONS
* Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
* > Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
* M): Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
* Z): Sunday.
* > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
Sany time.)
* Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
Long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
* off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
* > Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
* permitted any day.
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
* west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.

QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.

SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.

TAXI On the Island for the Island. $1.50 to get in,
$1.50 per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7am-3am, 7
days. Island Transportation, 737-0336.

CERTIFIED COMPUTER TUTOR. Learn to use your
computer as easy as your telephone. Free software.
Free long distance telephone. Free internet. 383-
5372.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free esti-
mates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or John
at "L & J Supreme Klean" 753-6843.

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

ALOHA SNOWBIRDS Island Pressure Cleaning's
thorough washdown removes mildew, dirt and
summer's salt from your winter residence, decks and
roof. 778-0944.

NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kinds at reason-
able prices. Please call for your free estimate. 778-
1098.

IF YOU LIKE your home really clean and organized,
call Ava at 778-0403.



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

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

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

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
Beach. 778-4441.

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



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

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

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

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


CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
backflow at water meters. (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.

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.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials or
contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call
795-1947.

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.

PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shut-
ters and more by Hunter Douglas and other major
manufacturers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident
Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many
Island references, 15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526
or 730-0516.

THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941-
792-4761.


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

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. $375 to $675
week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or 1-
800-977-0803.

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.

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

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all amenities.
Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167,
www.annamariaislandtownhome.com.


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

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

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse with washer/dryer, covered parking, par-
tial Gulfview, pool. $1,075 monthly, across from
beach. Owner 792-6029 or 730-4061.

SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on ca-
nal. 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.

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. Avail-
able now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.

FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.

BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA completely furnished,,
one house from beach. No pets. Available until Dec.
15. Minimum 2 weeks. 813-689-0925.

SEASONAL RENTAL five 1BR and 2BR, Gulfview
units, steps to white sandy beaches. Available Jan.-
April. 761-9259.

631 FOXWORTH LANE one of Key Royale's fin-
est 3BR/3.5BA on 263 ft. of deep-water canal on
raised nine-foot lot lined with palm trees.
$895.000. 778-7837.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA unfurnished
canal home. Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound!!
First, last and $500 security. No pets. $1100/mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

HOLMES BEACH Lovely stilted duplex, 2BR/2BA, light
and bright. Screened lanai. Lease, $775/month. 795-3838.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week, $998/month. 778-1098.

BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT pool home. December
2000-April 2001. 4BR/3BA. Steps to beach, boat-
house and lift. Pets okay. $3,800/month. 778-1747.

BRADENTON BEACH RENTAL for season. Newly,
completely furnished 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, central
air and heat, garage, steps to beach. 419-589-4758.

AVAILABLE NOV. 1. Six months preferred, 2BR/
1 BA, 2 1/2 blocks to Gulf. Furnished, small dog con-
sidered. Holmes Beach. 778-2891.

1BR WATERFRONT APARTMENT includes cable
TV and water. $750/month plus security. Please call
779-2148. Available Nov.1.


HOLMES BEACH LAKEFRONT elevated duplex.
2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, covered parking, lanai
and deck. Annual $900/month, three months $1,800/
month. All amenities 952-1592.

NEW HOME 3BR/2BA, beautifully furnished, el-
evated with garage. Block to beach, no pets. $3,000/
month. Holmes Beach 778-1399. Fmantle@aol.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex unfurnished. All
amenities, lanai, quiet, covered paring, small pet.
$800, first, last, security. 952-1592.

VIEW OF ANNA Maria City fishing pier, nice, fully
furnished. 2BR/1BA, cottage. 6 months at $1,200/
month. Fall special $900. 779-2143.

ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, close to
beach, dishwasher, open courtyard, just painted
$700/month; 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach, steps to
beach, W/D hook-up $825/month. No pets. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

SEASONAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex, furnished down to the
towels. Available Dec. $1,000. Jan., Feb., March
$1,400/month. 746-0491.

WATERFRONT 1 BR/1 BA apartment furnished. Very
clean, comfortable and peaceful. Annual $675, sea-
sonal $1,050. No pets. 778-1086.

PET FRIENDLY furnished 1BR across from the Gulf
beach. Available starting in March. Wheelchair ac-
cessible. 778-2940, fax 778-3152.

AVAILABLE JAN. 15-MARCH 15 2001. Anna Maria
north tip.Two blocks to beach, 3BR/2BA, elevated
home, recently redone. $2,500/month. No pets
(813)258-4103.

PERICO BAY CLUB preseason $1,100/monthly,
Season $2,500-$2,800/monthly. Water views, act
now. Real Estate Mart 756-1090.

HOLMES BEACH UPPER efficiency with large
screened lanai. Residential area close to beach.
Annual or seasonal. 778-5382/evenings.

NORTH BRADENTON BEACH 2BR with character.
Gigantic deck overlooking bay. Fireplace, sunroom,
laundry. Annual $650, furnished considered. 778-
5382/evenings.

3BR HOME, walk to beach. Available Dec.-Jan., only
$1,200/month. 779-2131 leave message.



SALE BY OWNER Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive. 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000. For appoint-
ment call 794-5236.

703 FERN STREET $250,000. 3BR/2BA, total reno-
vation 1994. Adorable and furnished, between Bean
Point and Rod and Reel Pier. S. Thomas/Realtor,
Owner. 1-813-220-1269.


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FOR SALE condo near City Pier. $120,000, firm.
941-778-5486. BOXBOXBOX

WATERFRONT HOME for just $229,000! Remod-
eled 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, boat dock. Great
yard with palms and fruit trees: Hurry or it will be
sold. 761-9259.

CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to
beach. 1,410 sq. ft., one-car garage. $300,000. 226
Chilson, Anna Maria. S. Thomas/Smith Associates.
813-220-1269.

ELEVATED HOUSE near great Anna Maria beach.
3BR/3BA, 1,400 sq.ft. enclosed work or storage
space. 792-4274.









419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
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This lovely 3-4BR/2BA, waterfront pool home offers a deep
seawalled channel with direct bay and Gulf access, plus
gorgeous bay views! Amenities include ceramic tiled floors,
expansive screened lanai, ceiling fans and more! Short walk
to fine Gulf beach! Priced at $439,000.
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


INVESTORS DON'T MISS this one! Two side-by-
side Gulfview duplexes on separate R-3 zoned lots.
Great rental history. Two units being sold turnkey
furnished. Walk across street to beach. 1105 and
1107 Gulf Dr. N. $469,000. 761-9259.

CANALFRONT POOL HOME 4BR/3BA plus den or
5BA. Tiled screened lanai, boathouse with electric lift,
large fenced yard, new roof, two-car garage and
much more. $499,000. 778-1747.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX close to beach. 2BR/
1BA, laundry room and screened porch each side.
$249,000. 778-7370.

MORE SPACE FOR the money. Minutes to Anna
Maria with this 3BR/2BA with family room, two-car
garage villa. 2,150 sq.ft. No-flood zone. Move-in
ready. $145,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart
756-1090.

DUPLEX 150 YARDS to beach. 100 by 110 lot.
Ready for expansion, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA. Great
rental. $199,000 steals this one. 203 69th St.,
Holmes Beach. 761-9259.

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2BR/2BA ON STILTS, Holmes Beach, new siding,
paint and carpet. Large screen room with hot tub.
Large screened room with hot tub. Large sundeck
above three-car garage. 300 ft. to beach. Much more.
$235,000. 778-3456 by appointment.

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GULFFRONT LOT. Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulfview. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko
252-1618. 46576

WATERFRONT
CHARMING HOME on sailboat water, no
bridges to bay. 2BR, large family room with
vaulted ceiling, tropical lanai with romantic
spa. Xeriscaped yard. $229,900. Bobbie
Banan 383-2659. 45057
THE INLETS. Fantastic saltwater lot with di-
rect access to Manatee River and Gulf of
Mexico. $129,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838.
45235


THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998

MAINLAND
4-MONTH-OLD BRUCE WILLIAMS HOME.
Waterfall pool, gourmet kitchen island, Corian
counter, top-grade tile throughout. All this in a
great area situated on a lake. $274,900.
Chuck West 374-3211. 70661
LUXURY AND PRIVACY are here in his
single detached villa with condominium con-
cept. Great room, dining room and master
bedroom open to expansive pool area.
$226,000. Van Bourgois 744-9495. 70699


KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME spa-
cious 3BR/2BA home with solar heated
pool and boat dock. Direct access to
Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.


GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious
2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen-
tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great
rental. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
$239,900. MLS#70567


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GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell!
One block to beaches. One cottage, plus
a fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each
unit in fourplex is 1BR/1BA. All annual
tenants, but could be seasonal.
$399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800. Any-
time 778-1199. MLS#41886.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/
2BA, great water view of Watson's
Bayou, private dock, covered parking.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800. $215,000. MLS#70577


Island lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900

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No. 1015


FIGURES OF SPEECH
BY PATRICK BERRY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Eat in a hurry
5 Comet rival
11 Low spot
15 "See you"
19 Jabir al-Ahmad al-
Sabah, e.g.
20 Egg container
21 Touching activity
22 Author Hunter
a k a Ed McBain
23 "Give me a
mudpack," e.g.
26 Director of the "Dr.
Mabuse" films
27 Collectibles, so to
speak
28 Fume
29 Peace offering
31 Succeeds
32 Bad blood
34 Row of pawns, e.g.
35 Broker's action
38 of Japan
39 "My suitcase is
better than yours,"
e.g.
41 A Swiss army knife
has lots of them
43 Subdued
45 Wands
46 They fill holes
48 "Any bullets in this
thing?," e.g.
56 Land of the eland
59 Have an effect
60 Firing squad?:
Abbr.
61 Rogue
62 Cut back


63 Best-selling car in
America,
1997-99
65 "Olympic track
events are
thrilling," e.g.
70 Visibly astonished
72 Borrower's
handouts
73 Game with a ball
that no player ever
touches
76 Gothic author
Radcliffe
77 Paul of
"Casablanca"
80 Says "please" and
then some
81 "You might want to
check the
carburetor," e.g.
85 Roll top?
86 Fleeting feeling
87 How to get
something from
nothing, perhaps
90 Practiced
91 "I'll give you $100
for that buffet
table," e.g.
97 Theater sound
99 Place for a plug
100 Little one
101 Says no
102 Carrier that bought
Piedmont in the
1980's
104 Most strapping
106 Indicator of current
trends?
107 Swamps
111 St. Patrick's home
112 "I'm making a
quilt," e.g.


115 "Tess of the
D'Urbervilles" cad
116 It may make a big
haul
117 Optometrist's
solution
118 Gathering
119 Stand in the flames
120 Dillies
121 Looney Tunes
regular
122 Striped stone

DOWN
1 Tapestry thread
2 Baseball's Vizquel
3 Head hunters'
targets
4 Order member
5 Difficult pills to
swallow
6 Indulge, perhaps
7 Strikes out
8 Hieroglyph images
9 Spoil
10 First-aid item
11 Film director
Vittorio
12 Play wrap-up
13 Papal name
14 Watercolorist
Liu
15 Put something on
16 Successor to the
Studebaker
17 Bicycle type
18 Unwanted feeling
24 One way to sell
something
25 A bird may have
one
30 Toy factory
equipment


32 Perceptiveness, in
a manner of
speaking
33 It's rarely a ratings
hit
35 Swells (up)
36 He was spared
by divine
intervention in
Genesis
37 U.S. citizen-to-be
39 The facts of life?
40 Like virtually all
schools nowadays
42 Make airtight
44 Tire shop work
47 Starrett family
savior
49 Vein
50 Wheel from
Holland
51 Place for a Yale
lock?
52 Ruining, as a deal
53 Platinum-selling
10,000 Maniacs
album of the 80's
54 Athlete who wrote
"My Game"
55 Thumbs down
57 Bristle
58 Italy's main
broadcasting
network
63 Plant with heart-
shaped leaves
64 Ring of color
66 Horror film effects
67 They may be given
from behind a
curtain
68 de plume
69 Male sheep, in
Shropshire


70 Org. that aids the 83 Smooths 93 Overhaul
stranded 84 Racer blade? 94 Rial spenders
71 Stocky antelope 88 Having only the 95 Name on a
74 Transformer upper part dictionary


former
75 Compound in ale
77 Event in a forest
78 Spurred
79 Meter inserts
82 Evident wealth


showing, as a
heraldic beast
89 Sea air
91 Best Actor title role
of 1968
92 Superior in
lubricity


96 Least inhibited
98 Surprise party
command
100 Underhanded
102 Release
103 Macho sort


105 Recipe abbr.
107 Cuba's of
Youth
108 "90210" extra
109 Comparer's
problem, maybe
110 River whose name
means "hateful"
113 Wahine accessory
114 Shooter


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