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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( January 31, 2001 )

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Creation Date: January 31, 2001

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: January 31, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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Skimming the news ... Candidates discuss issues in Anna Maria ... see page 2.


T H Anna Maria
The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


IISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 12, Jan. 31, 2001 FREE


Perico mediation rejected by Bradenton


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Community Affairs
thought it was a good idea to sit down with Bradenton
officials and Doris Schember of Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County to work out a compromise regarding
Schember's suit against the city over Arvida's Perico
Island project.
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck, who also rep-
resents Schember, said a mediation hearing between
Schember and the city would save everyone time and
money.
The city didn't buy it.


Bradenton wanted to bring ManaSota-88 into the
mediation process so the city could work out its differ-
ences concerning the two lawsuits the environmental
group filed against the city for the same cause.
City attorney Bill Lisch said he wanted all parties
involved in mediation.
Lobeck said the mediation request came from the
DCA's attorney.
Mediation would have meant that Schember,
Lobeck, Arvida and the city could have avoided a Feb.
13-16 hearing before an administrative law judge ap-
pointed by the state.
Now it looks as if the hearing will go ahead as


Sunrise over Perico
The Island's view of Perico could be dramatically changed from this pristine panorama if Arvida is allowed to
proceed with its plan to build 10-story condominiums on the shoreline. A legal battle to prevent the proposed
development is ongoing. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Residents suggest city take


land at 79th Street beachfront


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
The solution to the beach-access dilemma might be
solved if the city takes "eminent domain" of the unde-
veloped beachfront lots zoned as Rec. 1, from 75th
through 81st streets, said Chris Landkammer of 106
79th St.
Landkammer told Holmes Beach city commission-
ers that 79th street residents want to keep the property
open for recreational use. In the event the city vacates
part of 79th Street in a proposed landswap deal, said
Landkammer, the new owners may build on it, restrict-
ing public access and obstructing Gulf views for the
current homeowners there.
"If the city does not take eminent domain, the prop-
erty will be developed. Think of what you can do for
the community ... Think of the treasure. Think of the


taxes," said Landkammer. "Please work with us."
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz and Commis-
sioner Rich Bohnenberger said they would be in favor
of purchasing the land, if the city of Holmes Beach
could afford it.
City Attorney Jim Dye said there are three ways
the city can obtain property: donation, purchase, or
condemnation.
In other business, the commission approved the
second reading of an ordinance rescinding a previous
public participation procedures ordinance; heard a
water conservation report from John Zimmerman of the
Manatee County Public Works Department; discussed
amending a requirement for home occupation licenses
from conducting business in the "habitable" area of the
home to conducting business "within the structure" of
the home.


planned. That is unless the city asks for a 30-day de-
lay.
"The DCA attorney in a conference call Friday
(Jan. 26) said he strongly believes the case is appropri-
ate for mediation and Manatee County Senior Assistant
Attorney Jim Minix agreed," Lobeck said. "We ended
the conference call last Friday and agreed to ask our
clients.
"Bradenton is the only party in the Schember case
to object to mediation," Lobeck said. "Bradenton is
throwing out a red herring to get ManaSota-88 in-
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 3


Anna Maria

postmaster retires

after 13 years
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Longtime Anna Maria Postmaster Ron Smith is
hanging it up as the city's postmaster.
Smith, who has been postmaster for nearly 13
years, will spend his last day on the job March 2.
No one has been appointed yet to replace him, but
Smith said it is standard procedure to appoint an interim
postmaster while a permanent replacement is sought.
Smith said interim positions are usually used as train-
ing posts for people interested in being postmasters.
"Normally, it'll be someone from outside the area
for the interim and for the permanent positions," he
said.
Smith, who lives in Thonotasassa, said he will miss
the people of Anna Maria.
"It's a great place," he said.
According to Smith, what he will not miss is the com-
mute he has made each workday for the past 13 years.
"It's not too bad in the morning about an hour.
The afternoon can be a bear, though," Smith said.
When asked what he plans to do come March 3,
Smith didn't hesitate, saying, "I'm goin' fishing."



-lapppening

Islandfest Saturday, Sunday
Put on your track shoes this weekend and
head to the Holmes Beach city hall field for
some outdoor fun and shopping for original
arts and crafts.
It's the fifth annual Anna Maria Islandfest
Feb. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.
Artisans from 22 states are expected to
participate along with local artists for a wide
mix of jewelry, fine art, photography, clothing
and crafts.

Operatic happening
A 35-member chorus of young ladies and
gents from the Sarasota Youth Opera will join the
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra Sun-
day, Feb. 4, for a performance of "A Viennese
Sampler" at Island Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
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PAGE 2 0 JAN. 31, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Candidates present different backgrounds, views


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria voters will go to the polls Feb. 13 to
choose two new city commissioners.
Seven candidates are running for election. All will
be present at a forum sponsored by The Islander Thurs-
day, Feb. 1, at Anna Maria City Hall.
At the forum, voters will get a chance to hear
where the candidates stand on issues important to the
future of the city. Citizens will get a chance to submit
questions for the candidates on forms supplied by The
Islander.
According to Nancy Bignell, Manatee County's
Assistant Supervisor of Elections, there are 1,641 vot-
ers eligible to cast ballots in this election.
The Islander is holding the forum to help those
voters be informed when they go to the polls.
The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m., with a half
hour to "meet the candidates" followed by the question
and answer session.
Anna Maria city hall is located at 10005 Gulf
Drive.
The two top vote-getters will replace Vice Mayor
Doug Wolfe and Commissioner Bob Barlow, who
chose not to seek re-election.
The two-year terms come with a $4,800 annual
paycheck.
Profiles of the seven candidates follow in alpha-
betical order:

JASON CIMINO
d Jason Cimino, 31, has
lived in Anna Maria for
four years. He grew up in
SMaine, but spent summers
with his mother on the Is-
S-.. land.
S.This is Cimino's third at-
tempt at seeking office.
'""--'i I He runs Jason & Co., a
painting and property
Cimino maintenance operation,
and he fills in as a manager
occasionally at the Waterfront Restaurant when
other managers are sick.
Cimino is president of Celebrate Anna Maria
Inc., a non-profit corporation that sponsors an Octo-
ber festival to benefit charitable organizations on the
Island.
Cimino said he would bring honesty, organiza-
tional skills and the ability to follow through and get
things done if he were elected to the commission.
He favors further study of the parking issue in
the city, especially with a closer look at the work
done by the parking committee during former Mayor
Chuck Shumard's administration.
He said higher parking fines and more vigorous
patrolling of the beach streets would help.
He favors support for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
"We have a mandate for parks and recreation. I
went there as a boy," Cimino said.
He said he doesn't favor using taxpayer dollars
to support other nonprofit organizations.
"Let people decide where they want to donate
their money themselves," Cimino said.
On the issue of the proposed dog beach, Cimino
said he is reluctantly opposed.
"There seems to be compelling evidence that
there may be a problem with bacteria. There could
be contamination of the sand and water. We have to
put the health and safety of children and citizens
above all else," said Cimino.
He also expressed concern about allowing dogs
on the beach when some already do not follow leash
and cleanup laws.
Cimino said his most important goal is to do jus-
tice to the city of Anna Maria.
"I will be straightforward and honest. I will do
my homework and preparation. I have no specific
agenda," Cimino said, "but I favor looking at the
comprehensive plan with the idea of seeing where
Anna Maria wants to go.
"I will stand up for the citizens of this city,"

ANNA MARIA ELECTION DAY
FEB, 13. POLL OPEN 7 A,M,-7 P.M,


Cimino said.


CRAMER
SLinda L. Cramer, 39, has
,.'-- I lived on the Island for 20
\ years. She has been an Anna
Maria City resident for 16
years, but she is a newcomer
to politics.
Cramer Self-employed, Cramer
has operated a paint con-
tracting business for 15 years.
She has two children, ages 14 and 12.
Cramer said she would like to work within guide-
lines to maintain the quaint character of the city, mak-
ing sure it stays mainly single-family.
Cramer said she would like to be a part of the new
comprehensive plan. She would like to help create a
10-year vision for the city so that progress is directed,
not just something that happens.
Cramer says her strengths are that she is a positive
person with good communication skills.
"I'm good at bringing people together for a better
end result for all. We need to work together to accom-
plish anything," she said.
On the issue of parking in the city, Cramer said she
applauds the efforts of the parking committee, and she
thinks the report should be given further study.
At the same time, she said the city has to bear in
mind that if Anna Maria wants county, state, and fed-
eral funding for things like beach renourishment, park-
ing has to remain available, at least from Oak to Syc-
amore streets.
"I recognize the problems, especially on the beach-
end streets," Cramer said.
"Maybe the city could look into buying property to
encourage accommodating our residents, our busi-
nesses and our tourism. We need to address this to see
what's in the best interest of all of us," Cramer said.
Cramer said she favors funding the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
"It should remain in our budget and stay at a mini-
mum of $16,000 annually," she said. "The Center ful-
fills the parks and recreation requirements of our com-
prehensive plan, and it is a wonderful asset to our com-
munity," Cramer said.
She said she would have to study further the issue
of funding other nonprofits.
On the issue of the dog park, Cramer said she sees
it as a "field of dreams. If we build it, they will come
from the entire Island, from the county and from all
over.
Cramer said she believes there should be further
discussion, but in the end, health and safety should be
the most important factors in making a decision about
whether or not to have a designated dog beach.
Cramer said she would favor bringing city hall into
compliance with requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration.
If elected, Cramer said she would encourage citi-
zens to be active in participating in their government.
"I will work hard to see that we can all come to-
gether in a responsible and respectful manner as we
address our issues and try to come to solutions.
"We should all have the common goal of serving
our city and our citizens," Cramer said.

-||pg GEORGE McKAY
George McKay, 56, has
lived on the Island for more
e than 27 years.
SI- He grew up in Brooklyn

York.
McKay served more than
12 years as a commissioner,
McKay twice resigning to run for
mayor unsuccessfully.
He has been in business as a contractor for 15 years
as owner of L&M Construction, specializing in resi-
dential remodeling.
McKay said he feels he has been an effective com-
missioner in the past, "not getting caught up in the
bureaucracy and drawing people together."


He said there is too much friction among commis-
sioners now, and he thinks he can help moderate things
so no one "gets pig-headed or stubborn. We have to
have patience with each other."
McKay has served on numerous boards and com-
mittees in the community. Currently, he is a member
of the city's planning and zoning board.
McKay said he enjoys being of service to his com-
munity and its residents.
On the issue of parking in the city, McKay said he
favors doing what the residents want.
"If your block wants no parking, then you get no
parking," he said.
"The parking committee worked hard," McKay
said, "but the issue of parking was never solved. You
as a resident deserve peace of mind," McKay said, add-
ing he thinks it comes down to better enforcement.
He favors support for community groups, saying
"Not as much as they want, but certainly we should do
something for the Center, Turtle Watch, the chamber
of commerce, the Historical Society, Island Players and
the League of Women Voters. All are worthy of some
support whether on a one-time basis like computers
in the school or on an ongoing basis."
McKay said he is against instituting a designated
dog beach.
"We do not have the space for a dog beach. There
would be problems with parking not to mention ir-
responsible owners," McKay said.
"We should keep an open mind, though, and sit
down and discuss things in a reasonable manner. You
can't really make a decision until you know all the
facts," he said.
McKay said he could bring a sense of continuity
and history to the commission since he has served so
many years in the past as a commissioner.
He also said he is good at getting people to sit
down together and really listen to each other.
If elected, McKay said he will work hard to "keep
our Island a peaceful paradise. We all came here to
relax and enjoy. We have to consider that need and the
need of our businesses for more traffic," McKay said.
He added that the city can't sustain itself with a
solely residential tax base, so the commission has to be
supportive of local business as well.
That is something McKay said he will work hard
to accomplish.

JOHN MICHAELS
SJohn Michaels, 59, has
owned property in Anna
Maria with wife Elvira since
/' 1993. They've lived here
since 1995.
He lived in Germany be-
S \ fore coming here, working
as a computer programmer
for the Opel division of
Michaels General Motors. He retired
as vice president and head
of risk management for Morgan Guaranty Trust
Company's Frankfurt division.
Michaels ran for the commission last year, losing
by just two votes.
He said he was prompted to make a run for a com-
mission seat because he "thinks the commissioners we
had the last few\ times were pretty bad."
He said he would like to serve and put to use his
business experience and the tools he has learned man-
aging property, resources, and organizational meetings
and as a planner -something he says is missing on' the
Anna Maria commission.
Michaels currently owns and operates Pelican
Properties. He is a real estate broker.
On the parking issue, Michaels said he thinks the
city needs to make an overall plan to deal with the
problem.
"I have never seen the entire report of the parking
committee, and I would like to see it and use it to take
a look at the issue. We can't deal with the issue piece-
meal we need to make a plan and enforce it," Michaels
said.
He is in favor of strong support for the Center.
"It's the most important institution we have on the
Island. It deserves substantive and consistent support
from the city," Michaels said.
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 14






THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 31, 2001 M PAGE 3

Planners OK beachfront watercraft Meetinrqs


By Paul Roat
Ralph Cole has jumped the first wave in his race
to win the prize of continued operation of his boat
rental business on the shore in Bradenton Beach.
Planning and Zoning Board members unani-
mously recommended approval of his special excep-
tion petition to "operate a rental establishment for
motorized and nonmotorized watercraft from a loca-
tion other than a marina or commercial dock." He
hopes to run his personal watercraft and sailboat
rental business at 1301 Gulf Drive N. fronting the
Silver Surf Motel.
Actually, Cole has been operating either at that
location or next door at 1325 Gulf Drive N. for years.
Last January, city officials cited him for operating
without city approval on the grounds that special ex-
ceptions are granted to specific property, not a busi-
ness, and that by moving next door his rental business
was in violation of city codes.
Only one resident, Anna O'Brian, spoke on the
issue. "Personally, I hate them," she said of personal
watercraft. "They're noisy."
The planning recommendation will be decided by


Free boat tours highlight
Perico Island beauty
Capt. Joe Webb and a contingent of fishing
guides are willing to give folks a free boat ride to
show them the pristine shoreline of Perico Island.
Webb said he wants people to see first hand the
beauty of the island and talk to them about the im-
pact high-rise condominiums would have if
Arvida's 898-unit project goes through as planned.
The tour is on a first-come, first-serve basis,
from 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and all day
Sunday, Feb. 4. beginning at 10 a.m. For more in-
Sformation-call Webb at 742-0218.


the city commission March 1. Among those deliberat-
ing Cole's fate will be his father, Mayor Gail Cole.
Historically, city commissioners have balked at
permitting personal watercraft rentals at the beach,
turning down one application in May 1998 and another
in 1994.
Cole has produced documents proving he bought
the business from Everett Butler in 1982, and has min-
utes from city commission meetings dating back to
1980 proving Butler received approval from the city
commission to rent sailboats at the beach at 1401 and
1325 Gulf Drive.
Building Officials Roger Titus said the business, if
approved by city commissioners, will have to meet a
number of code requirements, including no fueling on
the beach and no motorized vehicles used to transport
the vessels on the sand.
Titus also pointed out another possible problem
Cole will face before the city commission: the size of
his personal watercraft. The code says no personal
watercraft may be launched in excess of 10 feet in
length and carrying more than two people. Cole's boats
are longer than 10 feet and carry three people.


Perico Island mediation rejected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

volved so it won't look like Bradenton is the bad guy."
Early last year, Schember made her challenge, say-
ing the city failed to give enough proper notice before
the city council approved amendments to its compre-
hensive plan that would allow the city to give the 898-
unit project its seal of approval.
Schember said in her challenge that she was op-
posed to the project because of the added traffic and
impact the 2,000 or so residents would create. Hurri-
cane evacuation also figured into her challenge, as did
Arvida's desire to build 10-story buildings along a
shoreline where none now exist.


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Anna Maria City
Feb. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: first
reading on employee ordinance, clarification of
Bradenton Beach Club easement, presentation of cer-
tificate of completion from Florida League of Cities,
Verizon equipment contract renewal, special event re-
quest from Hernando deSoto Historical Society, water
budget alternative inclusion with Manatee County,
planning and zoning board and adjustment board mem-
ber appointment and public comment.
Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on set-
back request, 104 Fifth St. S.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Feb. 1, Islander-sponsored Anna Maria City Commis-
sion candidate forum, Anna Maria City Hall. Meet the
candidates at 6:30 p.m.; forum starts at 7 p.m.
Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.


ManaSota-88 has two lawsuits against the city for
its approval of the Arvida project.
One says the city illegally zoned the property be-
cause amendments to its comprehensive plan had not
been approved by the DCA when the council rezoned
the property.
The other challenges the council for approving the
project before the DCA approved amendments to'the
comprehensive plan.


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PAGE 4 0 JAN. 31, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Cabinet approves natural gas pipeline to port


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Florida Cabinet gave its blessing Jan. 23 to a
753-mile natural gas pipeline across the Gulf of
Mexico to Port Manatee.
The $1.6 billion pipeline is expected to come
through the Southwest Channel between Anna Maria
Island and Egmont Key and make landfall at the port.
Gulfstream Natural Gas expects the pipeline to
supply enough fuel to meet the projected growth in
Florida's energy demands through 2007.
The end of the line is set for near the Martin and
Palm Beach county lines. A spur will redirect lines to
power plants throughout central and south Florida.
Environmentalists like the idea of a natural gas
pipeline because it will replace polluting coal with


cleaner-burning natural gas at power plants.
However, one group thinks the company should
change the route that currently is planned to go through
the environmentally sensitive Terra Ceia Aquatic Pre-
serve.
Steve Tyndal, port special projects director, said
two hurdles remain before construction begins June 1.
One is Federal Trade Commission approval of the
divestiture of Gulfstream Holdings so that two compa-
nies Duke Energy and Williams Gas Pipeline can
buy the pipeline that was initiated by Gulfstream.
Second, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commis-
sion must give its seal of approval, Tyndal said. That's
expected to happen just prior to construction beginning.
The port has an agreement with Gulfstream to lease
198 acres of land to the pipeline owners, Tyndal said.


Arbor Day check
Representatives from Bradenton Beach. Keep Manatee Beautiful and the Florida Division of Forestry met in
the city last weekfor Arbor Day. Keep Manatee Beautifid presented the city with a check for $250, which will
be used for the purchase of trees in the Bridge Street area. Pictured, from left, are Ed Straight with Keep
Manatee Beautiful, Commissioner John Chappie, Melanie McCaleb with Keep Manatee Beautiful, Commis-
sioner Berneitra Kays and Senior Forester Jeremy Keller. Islander Ploto: Paul Roar


Pd. Pol. Adv, paid by the campaign of
John Michaels. Approved by John Michaels


The first option was exercised Jan. 1 and the port will
receive an initial, non-refundable $1.5 million deposit,
he said.
The pipeline will be built starting in three different
locations in the Gulf, Tyndal said.
Landside construction will start at the port and go
east to Fort Pierce with spurs traveling north and south
to service power plants and industrial users.
Gulfstream plans to deliver pipe to the port by
March, Tyndal said, and construction is scheduled to
start June 1. The pipeline is expected to employ 1,000
people in Manatee County, most of them welders, pipe
fitters and construction workers.
"A lot of these people will be brought in, but there
will be a number of jobs, particularly construction jobs,
for people who live in Manatee County," Tyndal said.
"Over the lifetime of the project 50 years the
economic impact is expected to total $1.6 billion, ac-
cording to Gulfstream figures. The impact on the port
is $10 to $12 million during construction," he said.
ManaSota-88 Chairman Glenn Compton has
mixed feelings about the pipeline.
"I'm all in favor of natural gas replacing coal in
power plants," Compton said. "My concern is the pipe-
line is going through 2.3 miles of the Terra Ceia
Aquatic Preserve. I'm not sure they've chosen the least
damaging route for their pipeline. I don't know if the
tradeoff is worth it, because the route they're taking is
through the most sensitive area in the southern Tampa
Bay area."
The aquatic preserve includes places like Terra
Ceia Bay and Joe Bay east of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge. Both are considered the prime breeding
grounds for snook.
Compton said there are two routes that would take
the pipeline north of the preserve and nearer the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. However, Gulfstream decided it
didn't want to go that way because of the busy Tampa
Bay shipping lane and potential future dredging.
Compton has until Feb. 6 to file an objection to the
Cabinet's decision.


John

Michaels
for
Anna Maria

Commissioner
Please gie me your aote on Februar U13th.
In return, I'll give you dedication, a
businesslikt approval to cit) government
and un eair for oru needs.


JRnna Maria Island


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LINDA L. CRAMER

for Commissioner o


Anna Maria City

"Bringing Unity

Within Our Comm17unity"
S' I believe in consideration to our
'. citizens and their issues.
-*' ,* I believe in open communication.
7 I will work towards our city's
common goals.

Please vote Linda Cramer Feb. 13
Pd. Pol. Adv. for the campaign for Linda Cramer. Approved by Linda Cramer


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 31, 2001 0 PAGE 5


Fence doesn't make for good neighbors in Bradenton Beach


Fencing installed around property at 17th Street
North in Bradenton Beach has caused a furor among
neighbors.
The fence surrounds the three-plus-acre property
owned by Harry Nikias and Lynn Hazlett. The pair had
hoped to build 44 townhouses on the site until city of-
ficials rejected a needed street vacation in November.
Now, plans are pending for what will go onto the Gulf
Drive-to-Anna-Maria-Sound property, the Bradenton
Beach Club.
The fencing is a requirement for construction on
the site, according to city officials. However, Island Inn
owners contended last week the fence was installed on
city, not developers,' property.
"The fence is legal, it is on the correct property
line," said Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby. He
said the city apparently partly paved the street years
ago and, in the paving process, encroached onto land
that was not dedicated as a public street. As a result, the
fence appears to be on the street, but it isn't.
Another problem that has resulted is that parking
along the fence is actually parking in public right of
way, Cosby added, and police will be ticketing cars
found there. "No Parking" signs were installed to in-
form motorists of the of the parking restriction and
impending tickets.
The issue is on the Feb. I city commission agenda.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N.
Island Inn owner Sharon Williams said the fence
is causing a great deal of trouble for customers who
park at her restaurant and try to back out. There just
isn't enough room, she said.
Normal road width in Bradenton Beach is 40 feet.
Williams said she and her husband measured the road
outside the kitchen entrance to the Inn at 20 feet.
"This is absurd, a traffic hazard and a real bad situ-
ation," Williams said. "I was hoping my new neighbors
would be good neighbors. It's getting ugly. They're
.putting up a spite fence because the city wouldn't va-
cate the street for them so they could build what they
want."
Williams said the open, three-acre site for years has


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Island Inn owners are upset about the fence installed on property adjacent to their restaurant at 1701 Gulf
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been used as a parking lot for people headed to the
beach just across Gulf Drive.
Williams added that another problem she and folks
who live in Bradenton Beach have with the project is
the density.
"There are a number of people upset over this
project," Williams said. "There's progress and then
there's progress. With the amount of land these people
ha\e to buildl on. this project should be carefully


thought out."
Williams alluded to the fact that several large con-
dominium projects have been built south and west of
the Island Inn over the past few years and she thinks as
do a lot of people, that the area should be renamed "the
canyon" because of the tall buildings hovering near
Gulf Drive and surrounding older, one-story homes and
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Opinion

Goings-on
Yep, it's been a couple of weeks' worth of goings-
on.
Residents of Cortez attended a "friendly sit-down"
with representatives of the Florida Department of
Transportation to talk over plans to add a third lane to
Cortez Road in the village.
It was 50 to 4, Cortezians versus bureaucrats.
Cortezians are opposed to the plans, which they
contend would further cut into the village. The pro-
posed lane addition will bring the road closer to homes
and businesses by six feet on each side of Cortez Road,
and that's not acceptable, residents argued.
Officials said the plan is financed and it's a "go"
in 2001-02.
"It was a farce from the word go," remarked one
long-time Cortez resident.
The best Cortez got in the way of concessions was
DOT District Engineer Ralph Mervine's "We'll see
what we can do."
To which more than one Cortezian rejoined,
"We've heard that before."
Hear, hear, DOT. Cortez and Anna Maria Island
are accustomed to government's high-handed ways
thanks to your high-bridge proposals.

Tempers flare
The heat was on last week when the Anna Maria
City Commission voted to purchase two new pickup
trucks.
The vote was 3-2, as we've come to expect.
It might be called the insistent-enough-to-spend-
tax-dollars trio versus the adamant-to-spend-no-tax-
dollars duo.
It surely heated up the usual suspects in the gallery,
who made no bones about expressing their displeasure
at the meeting and throughout the following week.
One vexed resident now calls city hall numerous
times each day to inquire if staff has "cut the check
yet."
Impeachment and recall are terms frequently ban-
died about.
We're reminded of a political dictum whereby the
responsibility of the elected official is to make some-
times tough decisions for the good of all decisions
which the majority may disagree with.
But that doesn't cool any tempers.

More heat
Parents and players at a recent youth basketball
game at the Anna Maria Island Community Center



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apparently lost their cool, too.
With a player evicted by referees, the parents got
into a fracas and officials had to separate them twice.
This recalls a few indoor soccer games where play-
ers came to fisticuffs not a first in soccer. But, sad
to see nonetheless at youth games.
We can also remember a few Little League games
with cursing coaches one who went so far as to quit






Opinion


Perico Island boom or bust?
The Perico Island high-rise development is far
from a boom to the city of Bradenton.
The developer, Arvida, a St. Joe Company located
in northern Florida, commissioned a study by Fishkind
and Associates which claims that the city of Bradenton
and Manatee County will receive millions of dollars in
tax revenue, but need to spend only a fraction of it to
provide services for the new development, thus creat-
ing a surplus in our government coffers.
One does not need a Ph.D. to figure out that a study
commissioned and paid for by a developer would tend
to support the interests of said developer.
However, two studies done in 1996 concerning
Hillsborough and Collier counties show the opposite,
that residential development is not beneficial to the
taxpayer. To quote the Hillsborough County study,
"...every time agricultural land is replaced with a hous-
ing development, a small surplus is replaced with a
large deficit." This means that we who already live here
end up footing the bill for new developments built on
formerly agricultural land.
According to these two studies, if the northern part
of Perico Island had been left as Geraldson's Farm, it
would have continued to generate a net surplus for the
county. That's what farms do.
On the other hand, housing development does not
pay for itself. That's why taxes are cheaper in rural
Oklahoma than in New York City or suburban Chi-
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and walk off the field.
It's a shame. And it's not a good example for
young players.

What gives?
It's a drought. The bay is empty. It's as if changes
in latitudes make for changes in attitudes. Still, we have
one thing in common: Anna Maria, we love you.


development-causes a deficit.
Even if the study by Fishkind and Associates were
true, the Arvida project is still not "quality growth," to
quote Mr. Hill, a spokesperson for the developer. The
main problem with the project stems from packing too
many people into an environmentally sensitive, high-haz-
ard flood plain at three units per acre, thereby creating
evacuation, traffic, and hurricane insurance concerns.
Furthermore, the natural vista would be marred by hi-rise
structures towering over the landscape forevermore.
Ann Rogers, Bradenton

Open beach for a romp
In regard to our animal friends on the beach:
My dog is my very best friend and I'd like to take
my best friend for a romp on the beach.
I'm all for it.
Robin Rhodes, Holhnes Beach

Special thanks
Thank you to The Islander for honoring me as your
"Islander of the Year." I was so surprised when a friend
called and told me. To see the lovely article you had
written really meant a lot to me!
I love living on Anna Maria Island and being a part
of our special community so this is truly special. A
special thank you to all of you at The Islander for your
constant and never-ending support of the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park.
Nancv Ambrose, Holnes Beach





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Dog beach may pose
health threat
As an animal lover, it is easy for me to under-
stand how dog owners would find it appealing to
have a "dog beach" where they can take their animals
to romp on the sand and swim in the waters that sur-
round our beautiful island. However, as an Occupa-
tional and Environmental Medicine physician, I must
warn that there are public health and environmental
issues that are far more important and must be given
serious consideration.
There will always be some individuals that will
shirk their responsibility and not clean up after their
pet. There will be times when a dog will defecate
close to the water's edge and the wave motion will
wash the feces into the bay before the owner can use
their scooper. Even when a responsible owner cleans
up after their animal, there will remain a residue of
the feces in the sand. Also, consider all of the dog
urine that cannot be collected from the sand.
The most popular time for human to use our
beaches is during the summer. The most popular time
for pet owners to use the "dog beach" will be the
summer. Bacteria grows fastest during the hot
weather. This is a formula for a public health prob-
lem.
The proposed area for the "dog beach" is the
small area north of the Historic Anna Maria City
Pier, just south of the public beach that runs along the
Bay Front Park. The Bay Front Park beach has the
highest concentration of swimmers and beachgoers
in the City of Anna Maria. As the tide is going out,
all of the residual feces and coliform bacteria from
the "dog beach" will be washed along the beaches
from the city pier to the tip of Bean Point.
What will happen to the reputation of beautiful,
pristine Anna Maria if the public beach is closed to
swimming because of elevated bacteria counts? The


health department has already found unhealthy lev-
els of bacteria from fecal material along the Palma
Sola Causeway where dogs are now permitted.
Tom Quinn, D.O., Anna Maria City

Area doesn't need
another dog beach
I was aghast to read that there was even consid-
eration of a dog beach in Anna Maria. I have seen
the dog beach (also Noise Beach, Grill Beach, Horse
Beach and Police-by-the-Car-Load Beach) on the
Palma Sola Causeway. That may be a great combi-
nation for the causeway, but not for Anna Maria.
Ms. Moller and Ms. Crawford seem to believe
that all of the other dog beaches in existence or pro-
posed at the various locations mentioned during the
council meeting were some sort of justification for
adding another on Anna Maria. Unfortunately, in
citing these other locations, they have just destroyed
their case. With that many dog beaches in the area,
there is no need for an additional one in Anna Maria.
Ms. Adams of Bradenton Beach (!) was quoted in
the newspaper as having stated, "If people pick up af-
ter their dogs, there isn't a problem." Well, Ms. Adams,
I don't run in Bradenton Beach, but I do hit the streets
of Anna Maria in my running shoes regularly, and I can
attest that dog owners are not complying with the or-
dinance of keeping dogs on a line. If the compliance
rate for clean up on the dog beach were comparable,
there would be many mounds of brown "clay"
squishing between the toes of people on the beach.
Moreover, many non-resident dog owners, say
from Bradenton Beach, who would be drawn to the
beach, would not realize that dogs were restricted to
one particular area. Soon we would have compliance
problems all over the Island, and there would not be
enough officers to patrol for violators.
If Ms. Moller's desire for a close-by dog beach


is so important to her, why did she choose to move
here? She is like someone who buys a house next to
an airport and complains about the noise from air-
craft. The lack of dogs on the beaches is one of the
reasons I bought a house on Anna Maria.
I was particularly amused at the concept of ask-
ing people with opinions on the matter to write to
Ms. Moller, the prime promoter of the scheme.
Guess what her report of the numbers of supporters
will be like. There won't be any hanging chads on
that count.
Here is my two-point proposal: (1) deny the dog
beach; (2) increase the fine for dogs found on
beaches to $500. Oh, and by the way, ask anyone
with an opinion on my proposal to write to me. That
way I can give you an accurate count of supporters
and detractors.
Robert J. Schindler, Anna Maria City

Anna Maria's proposed
dog beach defended
I'd like to address.the issue of health hazards in
regards to dogs on a beach. I have been in touch with
officials involved in the continuous observation of
Palma Sola Bay.
The information I have obtained is: The reason
for pollution in Palma Sola Bay is directly related to
storm-water runoff.
In other words, people, lawns, etc., not pet re-
lated pollution are to blame.
Perhaps it's time we humans took responsibility
for the damage we are doing to our environment and
stop blaming it on all the other creatures that
struggle to share it with us.
I urge all those in favor of a dog beach to write
to Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, FL 34218.
Cindy Moller, Anna Maria City


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Calling all lovers of FISH: now is time for real support


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Thomas "Blue" Fulford wants everyone to know
they're welcome to become honorary Cortezians by
joining the group trying to preserve one of the last
fishing villages in Florida.
At a Jan. 25 meeting of the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage (FISH) in Cortez, Fulford gave a
little history lesson about Cortez and why the folks
who grew up there never left.
"Three Fulford brothers came to Cortez in the
1880s and we're proud of that," he told a crowd of
35 interested listeners. "We've lived, loved and
fished here all our lives. And now FISH is here to
preserve our heritage and we want your help."
Specifically, FISH needs money to complete the
purchase of 95-acre Schewe property immediately
east of Cortez.
FISH got the deal of the century when Schewe
sold the waterfront property to the organization for
$250,000.
Most of the land 72 acres is mangroves
and wetlands, while 23 acres are uplands that could
have been turned into condominiums had FISH not
intervened.
The group also needs more volunteers to help
clean up the property that for years was used as a
dumping ground for everything from concrete blocks
to garbage to refrigerators.
One person at the meeting said they didn't have


any money to contribute.
FISH's Linda Molto and Fulford said, "Well,
then you can give us your energy. Go get your
friends and some trash bags and help us clean up the
Schewe property."
FISH treasurer Karen Bell said she needs help
painting booths for the Cortez Commercial Seafood
Festival Feb. 17-18, an event that draws 15,000 to
20,000 people every year.
FISH currently has 102 members from Cortez to
the Island to Jacksonville to New York to Maryland
and Minnesota.
FISH member and Cortez artist Molto gave a
slide presentation of the Schewe property.
"It has some really definable paths and a lot of
pine trees along with two lagoons," Molto said. "The
eastern portion of the property is beautiful with a lot
of different places to go and a lot more variety in
plant life than the western portion. The mangroves
are so dense along the shoreline, there's no way to
get access to the property from the water."
The FISH office is in the old Fulford Fish House
and can be reached at (941) 795-7593. The address
is FISH, P.O. Box 606, Cortez, FL 34215.
"This Schewe property was appealing," Fulford
said. "They just about gave it to us. I got to thinking
about Perico Island and what Arvida has planned for
it with 10-story condominiums and I didn't want that
to happen to the Schewe property. If we can save it,
it will be a glad happening. We want you folks to
help us preserve it."


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When Thomas "Blue" Fulford of the Florida Insti-
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the importance of citizen involvement to preserve
Cortez as one of the last fishing villages left in
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Anna Maria to update fleet of vehicles despite protest


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Amidst the usual amount of controversy, the
Anna Maria City Commission voted 3-2 to purchase
two new Ford pickup trucks to replace aging ve-
hicles.
Building Official Bob Welch told commission-
ers the city's fleet of vehicles an 1989 GMC
pickup, 1991 half-ton Chevrolet pickup, a 1974
1 1/2-ton dump truck, a 1989 Chevy Blazer, a 1988
Dodge Ram Charger and a 1999 GEM electric truck
have all deteriorated badly.
At the request of Commissioner Jay Hill, Welch
prepared an inventory of the city's entire fleet of ve-
hicles with a report on condition, trade-in value, and
projected replacement and recommended replace-
ment date for each vehicle.
In his report, Welch suggested that the city pur-
chase two Ford F-150 pickups from Gator Ford at a
cost of $3 1,946 for both vehicles.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he had con-
cerns about the proposed purchase.
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pickup trucks.
"Unanswered is what are these being used for on
a regular basis?" asked Skoloda.
Skoloda said, "Much of the city's maintenance
is being done by two individuals with hand tools.
Ninety percent of this travel could be accomplished
with a golf cart or four-wheel electric vehicle."
He asked why the city needed two full-size pick-
ups.
Welch responded that the city needed the cargo
capacity provided by the pickup beds.
"Wet weather is not good for golf carts or elec-
tric vehicles. One drop of water and the batteries are
gone. They are very sensitive to damp weather,"
Welch answered.
Hill asked why the city needed to replace the
I 1/2-ton 1974 truck the city has now.
Public Works Director Anne Beck said, "It's
about shot."
She explained that it cuts out at intersections and
can't be fixed.
"We don't use that type of truck every day,"
Beck said, "But we need it for tree trimming, for red
tide cleanup or for picking up seaweed after a storm.
"It has always been a limited-use vehicle, but we
need it, because high water gets into the batteries of
smaller trucks, so we use this in storm cleanup,"
Beck said.
Hill said he was opposed to the purchase of the
Fords.
He said he felt one of the existing pickups should
be replaced by a sedan and that the purchases should
perhaps be made through the Florida Purchase Plan,
where a similar Dodge pickup is listed for $13,200.
Hill said the purchase of two pickups through the
plan would result in a $5,600 savings over the truck
prices from Gator Ford.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, "Fords last
longer."
Welch said he had checked on the Internet and
found that the current Ford models have better main-


tenance records with more customer satisfaction
than the Dodge trucks.
"We need to study this further. We need more
public input," said Hill.
Commissioner Bob Barlow noted that the dis-
cussion about truck purchases had been going on for
several months, dating back to the summer budget
discussions.
"We asked staff to come up with recommenda-
tions and ideas of what was of immediate concern
and what is needed in the future," Barlow said.
"They have done that. They came up with some rec-
ommendations that seem reasonable.
"The recommendations are less than we bud-
geted, because of residual value from the vehicles
we are getting rid of," said Barlow.
Barlow said the commission should look long
and hard at the staff recommendations as they are the
people who have to work with the fleet.
Welch said, "This is not a personal issue for
staff, we just want to do what is best for the city and
the citizens."
Chuck Webb, a candidate for the city commis-
sion and a member of the Air Force reserve, said the
military donates used equipment to cities.
Deffenbaugh asked him to look into the matter
and get back to him.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe then made a motion
for the city to purchase the two Ford trucks, and the
mayor seconded his motion.
The motion to purchase the Fords passed by a
vote of 3-2 with Hill and Skoloda voting against the
purchase.
Several members of the gallery expressed dissat-
isfaction with the commission vote.
Resident Carol Ann Magill scolded the commis-
sioners who voted for the purchase.
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Islandfest at Holmes Beach
Saturday and Sunday
The fifth annual Anna Maria Islandfest will be
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the field adjacent
to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The arts and crafts festival will be for the benefit
of the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center Inc.,
which will present a display and lectures.
Artists and crafters from 22 states will be participat-
ing in this year's event, according to Donna Powell of
Sunset Boulevard Promotions, which stages the Islandfest.
Along with the visiting entrants will be local art-
ists, she said, offering a wide mix of jewelry, fine art,
photography, clothing and crafts.
Hours are 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days. Ad-
mission and parking are free. Further information may
be obtained at 927-0692.

Feasting on Figaro
"A Viennese Sampler" will be the theme of the
Feb. 4 performance of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra in a combined performance with the
Sarasota Youth Opera
Treble Chorus.
Michael Haigler will
help lead his young singers
a 35-member group com-
Si uprising boys of unchanged
F voices and girls. They are
one of several groups he
trains as music director of
the Sarasota Youth Opera
program.
Haigler The concert will fea-
ture some popular operatic
pieces, including "The Marriage of Figaro," "The Magic
Flute" and "Hansel and Gretel." Included are works of
Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven and Johann Strauss Jr.
Members of the Anna Maria Island Community Cho-
rus will not participate in the event. They are preparing
instead for March and April concerts, when they will sing
Handel's "Messiah," Parts II and III, and Bach's
"Magnificat."
The Sunday, Feb. 4 concert will be at 2 p.m. at Island
Baptist Church in Anna Maria. A $10 donation is re-
quested.

Poetry, arts and crafts
due for woman's club
Poetry readings and an arts and crafts exhibit will
be featured at a potluck luncheon of the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island at noon Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Chief hostess Agnes Tooker will be assisted by
Barbara Zerby, Irene Flinn, Lucette Gerry, Ann
Koerner and Edythe Richardson. Members are to bring
table service for themselves and their guests. Details
may be obtained at 778-7865.

Last days of muck farms shown
in museum exhibit
The last harvest on central Florida's muck farms,
the end of an era in agriculture in the state, is displayed
in an exhibit open now at the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society's museum.
The exhibit, by the Florida Humanities Council, is
titled "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the
Life and Work of Farm Workers on Lake Apopka."
It records the work of people from many ethnic and
cultural backgrounds who made their living on the
farms, providing vegetables for Florida, the eastern
United States, Canada, Belgium and Ireland.
The exhibit uses a photo documentary technique with
images of the workers and their community taken prima-
rily by children of the laborers and Americorps volunteers.
The result, said the historical society, "is a multi-dimen-
sional, true-to-life account of people at their very difficult
jobs and a variety of everyday activities."
The farms closed July 1, 1998, drastically affecting
the lives of the 2,500 farm workers and their families.
The museum is at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
It is open free of charge from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ev-
ery Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained at 778-0492.


Lester challenge reaches
almost $75,000
Islanders came through like gangbusters
again when Charles and Joey Lester of Holmes
Beach said they would match dollar-for-dollar
up to $25,000 for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center endowment fund.
Folks almost doubled the figure during the
2000 Christmas holidays, offering to meet the
challenge.
With the Lesters kicking in $25,000, the to-
tal take for the fund drive sponsored by The Is-
lander came to $74,295.
That last $200 came from Robin Litton and
Joseph Leon, who made a high bid on a steel, 32-
by-31-inch "Fishtree" sculpture donated to the
cause by artist Woody Candish of Anna Maria.
The Islander newspaper and the Lesters
have partnered for four years in the annual fund
drive at no cost to the Center and requiring no
staff assistance.
The drive has produced more than $250,000
for the endowment, a perpetual funding source
for the Center established by the Lesters in 1994.
The Center provides critical human services
and provided more than 1.5 million hours of ser-
vice to 3,400-plus Island residents last year.
Donations to the trust are tax deductible. To
mail your contribution, make your check payable
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center En-
dowment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL
34216.


Writers meeting Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Sue-ellen
Wolfonder, author of "Chocolate for the Lover's
Heart," will discuss writing resources. Details are avail-
able at 761-9036.

Five Islanders sing Saturday
with Sweet Adelines
Five Anna Maria Island women will be singing in
two presentations of the "Barbershop Goes Holly-
wood" show Saturday in Neel Auditorium on the
Manatee Community College campus, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton.
They are members of the Magic of Manatee Sweet
Adelines chorus, and this is the group's annual big
show. It features songs from Hollywood favorites.
Joining the Sweet Adelines will be the Jurassic
Larks of Des Moines, Iowa. men's barbershop interna-
tional senior quartet champions of 1998.
Sweet Adelines from the Island are Sandy Kuntz,
Marge Malin, Barbara Marcheck, Jeanette Rothberg
and Marilyn Shirley.
The shows are at 2 and 7 p.m., with the afternoon
presentation already sold out. Further information on tick-
ets for the evening show may be obtained at 756-7609.

Island getaway is featured prize
at fashion show
A "getaway to your own island" will be awarded
as top prize at the annual fashion show/luncheon of the
Women's Resource Center of Manatee on Valentine's
Day, Feb. 14.
Tickets are available from the center, 1407 55th
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34207, by phone at 727-0131
or by fax to 751-0131. Tickets are $35 each and tables
of eight are available, said Cindy Daughtery, develop-
ment director.
The big prize is a weekend at the newly remodeled
Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach. Other prizes include
"a day at the spa" and a $250 gift certificate from a
jewelry store, as well as many others, Daughtery said.
Raffle tickets will be available at the fashion show and
luncheon.
The fashions will be by Jennifer's, South Porch of
Kesten's and Dress Me Up Children's Shop.
The event will start at 11:30 a.m. at El Conquista-
dor Country Club, 4359 El Conquistador Parkway,
Bradenton.


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Workshop on clear writing
is under way at Center
A four-week workshop on clear writing of letters,
e-mail or memoirs is being offered Friday, Feb. 2, and
succeeding Fridays at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Registration may be made with Sandee Pruett at
778-1908 or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. The workshop, which meets from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m., is conducted by Diana Milesko. Cost is $16
for members, $20 non-members.

Murphy to give demonstration
of beading at Gallery West
Island Gallery West will host a free demonstration
by Irene Murphy from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday,
Feb. 3, at the gallery. 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
She will demonstrate the art of beading, and will
answer questions from visitors to the gallery. Details
may be obtained at 778-6648.


Digital fine art exhibit
coming to art league
The Digital Fine Artists Association's exhibit is
coming to the Anna Maria Art League's gallery for a
February showing, with the opening reception Friday,
Feb. 2.
The reception will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at
the gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Ginger White, director of the league, said digital art
is the newest and most exciting art medium today. The
exhibit will be at the gallery until Feb. 28. Gallery
hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday through Fri-
day. Details are available at 778-2099.


Watercolors, roses on agenda
at Palma Sola Park
"Watercolors for Beginners" and "Growing Roses
in Florida" are topics of two programs this week at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. NW,
Bradenton.
The watercolor class will be from 10 a.m. until
noon Friday, Feb. 2, with wildlife/nature artist Julie
Claudel Stewart instructing. Canadian-born, she first
exhibited in Wisconsin at age 22 and now, 26 years and
wide recognition later, continues her work here. She
has taught adults and children on Anna Maria Island.
Rose selection, planting, irrigation, maintenance,
fertilization, pests and pruning will be part of the class
taught by rose grower Russ Bowermaster from 10 a.m.
until noon Saturday, Feb. 3.
Further information on courses, registration and
fees may be obtained by calling 722-2966.


Parent group meeting
Parents' problems in disciplining their children
will be taken up at a parent-support group meeting at
6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Therapist Shirley Romberger will lead the work-
shop. Details are available at 778-1908.


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Demonstration Monday
Anna Maria Artist Ken Snyder shows the deft touch
he will demonstrate at a meeting of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at
the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. He will demonstrate figures and
proportions in pastels. Further information is
available at 778-7923.

Boating skills, seamanship
classes start Tuesday
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct
classes in boating skills and seamanship starting Tues-
day, Feb. 6, at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th
St. W., Bradenton.
There will be seven sessions on consecutive Tues-
days and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. The only fee is for
materials. Interested persons may register and obtain
further information at 778-6768 and 798-9544.

Winning history projects
exhibited at museum
The three Island-related projects that won their
category at the Manatee County History Fair are on
display at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society's
museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The winner by Nuriye Salahudin and Kristen Paris,
sixth-graders at Bradenton Academy, is a display of
early Island pictures and newspaper clippings.
Kimberly Kuizon, an eighth grader at St. Joseph
Catholic School, fashioned a rotary pedestal titled
"Pete Reynard's Salad Bar," memorializing one of the
former restaurant's feature attractions.
Elyse Huss, St. Stephen's Episcopal School fifth-
grader, made a three-dimensional exhibit based on
early settlers, the school, airstrip, Jack Holmes and
mayors.
Further information is available at 778-0492.

'Swing Era' concert Tuesday at
Longboat art center
A concert/lecture titled "The Swing Era" will be
presented by Al Hixon and musical helpers at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive.
This is the second in a series tracing the history and
evolution of jazz. Appearing Tuesday with drummer
Hixon will be Allan Vache, clarinet, and Davy Jones,
trumpet. Details on the concert and ticket information
may be obtained at 383-2345.


Obituaries


Richard Raymond
McCormick
Richard Raymond McCormick, 62, of Palmetto,
died Jan. 22.
Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. McCormick came to
Manatee County from there 50 years ago. He owned
and operated a service station in Holmes Beach at
Gulf and Marina drives from 1985 to 1990, and a
service station on Longboat Key in Longbeach Vil-
lage from 1990 to 1995. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton
and the Elks of Palmetto. He was Protestant.
Visitation was Jan. 24 and services Jan. 25. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to H. Lee Moffit Can-
cer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa
FL 33612. Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory was
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Ruth E.; daughter Candy
Pence of Bradenton; and a grandchild.


Henry 'Hank' W. Niesiobedzki
Henry "Hank" W. Niesiobedzki, 82, of Bradenton,
died Jan. 27.
Born in Terryville, Conn., Mr. Niesiobedzki came to
Manatee County from New Britain, Conn., in 1947. IHe
was the owner and operator of Hank's Barber Shop in
Holmes Beach. He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II. He was a member of American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton. He was a member of St.
Joseph's Catholic Church.
Visitation and services were Jan. 30. A funeral
mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3100 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Margaret S.; daughters Helen
M. and Linda N. Yant of Bradenton; son Andrew of
Sarasota; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchil-
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Cortez furor on 'marina' held to be premature


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A tempest in a Cortez teapot seems to have blown
itself out with an apology for any misunderstanding
over what one former Cortezian felt was the threat of
a commercial marina.
Richard Storm, vice president of the Rivolta
Group, answered what he felt was the misunderstand-
ing by Mary Fulford Green, former resident who still
owns property in the old fishing village.
Quoting an advertisement that appeared in several
newspapers, including The Islander, she condemned
what she felt was a threat on Rivolta's part to build a
commercial marina on the Cortez waterfront.
Storm acknowledged that the ad could be misinter-
preted, and he said he had pulled it from publication as
soon as he heard of the Green objection.
The small ad offered moorage for boats up to 50
feet in Cortez Cove Marina, part of the old Sigma fish
house property which Rivolta Marine is converting to
a boat interior design and renovation shop. At least part
of its work will be on 38-foot boats that Rivolta Marine
is building at Port Manatee.
Green reacted strongly to any suggestion of a
commercial marina there, saying boats being towed
into the area would inconvenience Cortez residents,
zoning would not allow such use, manatees and oys-
ter beds just offshore would be threatened, pleasure
boats and the village's commercial fishing boats
were not compatible, and no public hearings were
held on a marina.
Storm said a marina was one use Rivolta Marine
was contemplating for the old fish house basin, but no
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"Any use will be appropriate for the village's tra-
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From exhibits to tax help to programs, the
Island Branch Library has a schedule in Febru-
ary that matches the annual hustle of the winter
season.
Three exhibits will be shown there for the
month: Tapestry by K.K. Kotovsky, watercolors
by Leslie Robbins and quilts by the Sharing
Quilters of Anna Maria Island.
Advice and aid in preparation of tax forms
warms up during the pre-April 15 tax deadline,
with AARP tax assistance offered Thursdays, Feb.
I through 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on
Friday, Feb. 2, 16 and 23 from 1 until 4 p.m. and
Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Mon-
days, Feb. 5, 12 and 26, VITA tax assistance is
offered from 5 to 7:45 p.m. In addition, a seminar
on how to handle tax demands on intangibles will
be at 10:15 Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Monday, Feb. 5, 12 and 26, a class titled
Intro to the Internet will begin at 8:30 a.m., with
registration necessary by calling 778-6341.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, Linda O'Connor-Levy will
present a program on "The Quilting Mystique" at
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The advertisement did one thing, Storm said "Its
response indicates many people are interested in a place
to keep their boats without all the amenities of a com-
mercial marina."


Florida series will present Dr. John Mellon's
book review of Kent Haruf's "Plainsong" at
10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a business meeting
and election of officers of Friends of the Island
Library at 2:30.
Tuesday Feb. 6 through 27 a veterans' ser-
vice officer will meet with clients from 1 -to 4 p.m.,
only by appointment which may be made by call-
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Wednesday Feb. 7 through 28 will have
Family Storytime at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb.
21, the Friends Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10, the annual book sale by the
Friends of the Island Library will be from 10 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24, Jim Hyndman will present
a travel lecture and slide show, "Cruising the His-
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All of these event will be at the library, 5701
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The Episcopal Women of the Church of the An-
nunciation will hear a pre-Lenten address by the Rev.
Father Jack Hyde, rector, on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The meeting will be at the church, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10:15 a.m. following Eucha-
rist and Holy Unction, which begin at 9:30 a.m. Lun-
cheon will follow the program.
The business meeting will include plans for the annual
white elephant sale, scheduled Feb. 10 at the church.
Reservations for the luncheon may be made and
further information obtained at 778-1638.

Four-week 'Family History'
workshop starts Monday
Author Andrew Clyde Little will show interested
Islanders "how to bring family names to life and make
dates more meaningful" in a four-week workshop at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The course, titled "Family History," will have its
beginning Monday, Feb. 5, from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. Registration is requested through Sandee Pruett at
778-1908. Cost is $40.
All classes will be at the Center, 407 Magnolia
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Reception scheduled Sunday
for Artists-in-Waiting
A public reception for its Artist-in-Waiting show
will be hosted by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Is-
land from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the guild's
gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The February exhibit will preview artists whose
works will be highlighted and shown during the year.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6694.

Holmes Beach man finishes
watercraft operator course
Army Reserve Pvt. Jacob D. Smith of Holmes Beach
has graduated from the watercraft operator advanced train-
ing course at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Va.
Smith. son of Norma L. Frasier of Holmes Beach,
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Quilts by the Sharing Quilters and a tapes-
try by K.K. Kotovsky will be on exhibit during
February at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Quilters organized more than a decade ago
and meet weekly for quilting sessions. Eva
Asbury will coordinate the library's exhibit of
contemporary and traditional quilts.
Kotovsky, Anna Maria artist known as
"KK," specializes in custom-woven wall hang-
ings, pillows, throws and clothing. A participant
in many art fairs, her awards include those won
at the Ringling Crafts Festival, Winter Park
Sidewalk Art Festival and Walt Disney World
Festival of the Masters. She recently opened a
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Anna Maria feels

effects of distant fire
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Residents all over the Island awakened last week
to the smell of wood burning and a haze from a fire that
started in the Green Swamp area of Polk County.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Training
Director Ernie Cave said the fire ignited Wednesday,
Jan. 24, in a heavily wooded area when a tractor-trailer
rig slammed into a power pole.
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started the fire.
By Friday, when the smoke plume wafted over the
Island and as far south as the middle of Sarasota
County, the fire had consumed more than 3,500 acres,
threatening nearby homes on several occasions.
Cave said we might experience a lot of that in the
next several months.
"The western part of Manatee County and Anna
Maria Island itself aren't at high risk, but the eastern
part of the county and the rest of the state are tinder-
dry," Cave said.
"We are actually seeing fire conditions that we
don't generally experience until May at the end of the
dry season," Cave said.
"We have a very high drought index."
Florida has experienced 300-400 fires statewide
already this year, which Cave said is a very high num-
ber.
Cave said the smoke covered most of the central
and southwest part of the state.
"In the winter, when we get these cold fronts, the
atmospheric conditions are ripe for widespread disper-
sion of smoke," Cave said.
"At night when the winds die down and it's cold,
the smoke goes straight up and then cools and comes
back down covering a wide area.
"When our afternoon sea breezes kick in, or when
we get any wind out of the west, the smoke from this
fire will blow to the east," he said.
But, according to Cave, Islanders will likely expe-
rience the effects of other fires around the state for sev-
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Michaels said the strengths he would bring to the
Anna Maria commission are his years of experience in
managing businesses, organizations and people.
"I know how to budget. I have worked on project
teams and understand the dynamics of the kind of in-
teraction the commission needs.
"Maybe I could bring a kind of softening so we
won't see so many egos and hidden agendas. Those
should be checked in the lobby," Michaels said.
If elected, Michaels said he will work to keep the
city and its citizens in his mind at all times.
He said he would work hard and "hold the line,"
which he feels is necessary "to keep the character of
Anna Maria."

DIANA MILESKO
Diana Milesko, 59,
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.% ago.
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Illinois and a master's de-
gree from Loyola Univer-
sity.
Milesko taught high
Milesko school and college English
for more than 30 years and
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"I helped supervise 74 members on nine commit-
tees for a town of 13,000. They wanted to restrict and
monitor growth and maintain the residential character
of the town," Milesko said.
Those are goals that Milesko said she would work
for as an Anna Maria commissioner.
On the issue of parking, Milesko believes that to
maintain the residential character of the community, she
would discourage anything that is contrary to her goals.
"Any resident who wants them should have No
Parking signs in front of their home," Milesko said.
"We are not a parking lot for tourists. Our city owns
Gulffront property between Willow and Beach Streets.
We can accommodate 100 cars there," Milesko said.
She said we should ask the residents if they want
to have parking there.
Milesko said she sees the citizens of Anna Maria
as custodians of a precious piece of real estate, and "the
more growth and the more density we allow, the more
our city will be forced to change.
"How we change it is up to us," she said.
Milesko said she is opposed to funding nonprofit
organizations with taxpayer money.
She called those organizations important assets of
our community, but she said not all residents use them.
In the case of the Center, Milesko said the class she
teaches there is attended exclusively by out-of-towners.
"These organizations should be supported by vol-
unteers and voluntary dollars," Milesko said.
A designated dog beach would present several
problems to the city, according to Milesko.
"There are serious health concerns, as were raised
at a commission meeting," Milesko stated.
She said she thinks a dog beach would raise se-
rious liability problems if someone was bitten by a
dog or contracted an illness from contamination of
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"Not all citizens would use it and I fear it would
increase out-of-town traffic," Milesko said.
"Also, we've designated ourselves as a bird sanc-
tuary. The birds won't know which beach is designated
for dogs," Milesko said. "Dogs are natural predators of
birds, so should we take the sign down that says we are
a bird sanctuary?"
Milesko said the residents have to come first. If
elected, she will work to see that the city doesn't be-
come a parking lot for tourists.
"Your home is your castle," she said.
Milesko said she will work hard to promote re-
spect, good manners and civility in government.
"We squander our energy when we squabble, al-
lowing outside influences to come in and then we'll
have nothing," she said.
Milesko said she thinks the commission should
serve as custodian of a "precious piece of real estate.
If we don't take care of it, it'll change," she said.
Milesko said she will put the residents first, not the
businesses, not the business clients or tourism.
"I am not against development," she said, "But
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Anna Maria campaign finance reports in, barely


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Six of the seven candidates for Anna
Maria's Feb. 13 city commission election met
the deadline to submit their first campaign re-
port. The reports had to be turned in to the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections' of-
fice or be postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan.26.
Candidate Charles Webb submitted his re-
port in person on Monday and will pay a $50
fine for his tardiness.
Webb is serving as his own treasurer and
reported $180 in contributions in the form of
loans from himself. His only expenditure was
for the $48 filing fee.
The campaign treasurer's reports must list
all contributions and expenditures in the man-
dated reporting period, the first of several be-
ing from Dec. 21, 2000, to Jan. 26, 2001.
Jason Cimino is serving as his own trea-
surer. On his itemized contribution report, he
lists $100, which he loaned his campaign ac-
count. No other contributions are noted.
Florida law requires that candidates pay
their qualifying fee with a check from their
campaign account. The law also requires that
all expenditures be listed in campaign treasur-
ers' reports, including the payment of the filing
fee.


Election
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14


when commissioners won't work together," Smiths
said.
Smith worked in management for Ford Motor Co.
steel division before he retired.
He says that having had 3,000 people working
under his direction has taught him that people can get
along.
Smith has had experience helping with negotia-
tions between the union and the company, and he be-
lieves that this will help him bring cohesiveness to the
commission.
As it is now, "Shame on them. They've hit the
bottom of the sewer as far as city organization and how
we're trying to run things. We need to turn this
around," Smith said.


"The Candidates' Handbook," which is given to
all candidates, demonstrates how to list the qualify-
ing fee on the expenditure report.
Cimino's report doesn't list the payment of the
filing fee. It lists no expenditures.
Linda L. Cramer lists a total of $625 in contri-
butions. She loaned her campaign treasury $125.
The balance is donations from individuals.
Cramer reports she has spent $92.03 to date -
the $48 qualifying fee, $26.30 for mailing labels
from the elections office with names and addresses
of registered voters and $17.73 for signs.
Dorothy Perricone is serving as Cramer's trea-
surer.
George McKay, who is serving as his own trea-
surer, lists $285 in contributions $240 in cash,
checks, and loans, and a $45 in-kind contribution for
flyers and handouts.
McKay does not list an $80 loan he made to his
campaign on the front page of his report where the
candidate is to list loans to his or her campaign.
McKay has marked this line with an "N/A." He does
list the loan on his itemized contribution sheet.
McKay's report lists expenditures for the $48
qualifying fee, $11.39 for voter information labels
and $71.02 for labels to update his yard signs.
John Michaels is serving as his own treasurer. He
lists $1,291.34 in contributions. Michaels reports $550
in contributions and he loaned his campaign $741.34.


On the parking issue, Smith said he can see why
residents don't want parking in front of their houses.
"I've driven around and I've seen the trash and lit-
ter people leave when they park. I don't think it's Anna
Maria residents. Maybe we could have resident-only
parking," Smith said.
He suggested that the city approach Ed Chiles and
ask about using the lot Chiles owns on Gulf Drive near
Spring Street.
Smith said he would like to see parking there for
city residents only, not for town people.
In terms of support for community organizations,
Smith said he is a big supporter of the Center.
"I favor supporting them with whatever the city
can afford," he said. "They are a tremendous asset,
especially to our kids."
He also favors some support for the Turtle Watch
organization.


Michaels' report notes he has spent
$943.54, including his $48 qualifying fee, $10
to the elections office for a voter list, $63.60
for postcards, $180 for stamps and $641 for
campaign signs.
Diana Milesko serves as her own treasurer.
She lists $165 in contributions a loan from
her husband of $90 and one she made to her
treasury of $75.
Milesko's report says she has spent
$84.25. She paid $48 for her qualifying fee,
$16.25 for a list of voters from the elections
office and $20 for a copy of Anna Maria's
codes, ordinances and comprehensive plan.
Jeffrey Smith also serves as his own cam-
paign treasurer. His report says he has re-
ceived $295 in contributions. The funds are
from loans he made to his campaign treasury
in varying amounts.
Smith's report notes $289.28 in expendi-
tures. He does not list the $48 qualifying fee in
his report.
He did list $16.28 for voter labels from the
elections office and a total of $272 paid out
over several days to the postal service.
There is no expenditure to cover the mate-
rials Smith may be mailing, just postage.
The next report is due Feb. 9. A final re-
port is due 90 days after the election.


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He does not favor supporting other nonprofits with
tax revenues.
Though Smith has a dog that he "dearly loves," he
does not favor having a designated dog beach.
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their dog there, I can assure you. As soon as it is found
out that Anna Maria has a dog beach, we will be inun-
dated. I'd love to be able to take my 'Sassy' there, but
it is just not a good idea," Smith said.
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dogs a day there with all their mess, so he is reluctantly
opposed to having a dog beach in Anna Maria.
Smith said, if elected, he would bring to the com-
mission a successful background in negotiations.
He said he has years of experience dealing with'
groups and he is good at helping people of differing
points of view communicate with each other.
He said he is known as a "real straight guy. If I
have something to say, I say it, but I listen to others,
too."
Smith said he would work hard to listen to the
wishes of his fellow citizens and to be a peace-making
force on the commission.


Chuck Webb, 45, moved
to Anna Maria from Or-
lando a year and a half ago.
He and wife Flora have two
sons, ages 5 and 14.
Webb said he and his fam-
ily moved to Anna Maria so
they would have a better
place to raise their children.
"Orlando has more crime
than Miami now," he said.
"We were constantly wor-


ried about our kids."
Webb, an attorney, is going to open a private prac-
tice. He serves on the planning and zoning board and
on-the committee for the charter school.
He decided to run for the commission, he said,
because he has spent his entire adult life in public ser-
vice, first in the Marine Corps, then as an assistant state
attorney, then as an assistant county attorney for Char-
lotte and Broward counties.
He continues to serve in the military reserve.
Webb said he has a lot of experience in environ-
mental enforcement.
Webb said he's running for two reasons: to be of
service to his community and to address the problems


he sees in the city a lack of experience on the com-
mission and in the city staff.
He said in a small city like Anna Maria, the staff
is small and commissioners have to do some of the
things staff does in a larger government organization.
Webb said he could help avoid problems with the
Sunshine Law and Public Records laws that have
plagued the commission during the past couple of
years.
"I taught Sunshine and Public Records laws to all
the commissions I have served with. I can work as a trip
wire for the Anna Maria Commission and stop a prob-
lem before it starts," Webb said.
On the issue of parking, Webb said he sees the
problem as one of "not in my backyard."
He said finding a solution will be tough. "We had
a parking committee with 12 members and 12 differ-
ent ideas about how to solve the problem," Webb said.
He thinks the city should let economics solve the
problem, perhaps charging for parking passes.
The revenues from the passes could fund parking
enforcement efforts, Webb said.
He said the sheriff's department should be in-
volved in looking for a solution to the parking problem,
since it will be charged with enforcement.
"I think we should limit parking as far as volume,
and I think we should have a designated parking area.
Perhaps we could approach landowners who have un-
used land like the lot on Gulf Drive near Green Real
Estate. We could meter it or otherwise charge and make
it a source of revenue.
"Meanwhile, I think the idea of an Island trolley
will help," Webb said.
He said he is opposed to parking on the north edge
of the city, because there are safety issues with all the
curves in the roads.
Webb is in favor of continued funding for the Center.
"They are handling functions that have to be done
by any city," Webb said. "It's basically a municipal
park with facilities. If the Center doesn't offer pro-
grams, then the city has to do it."
He added that he thinks it is efficient to have all
three Island communities fund the Center to meet the
objectives in each city's comprehensive plan.
He said he would take a strong look at funding


other nonprofits, asking, "What are they doing for
Anna Maria?"
The idea of a designated dog beach in the city is a
tough proposition, according to Webb. "If we had one,
we would have to presume that the people who use it
would clean up after their dogs and that there wouldn't
be too many animals," Webb said.
Webb said he has concerns about parasites in the
soil, and he would oppose the idea if there were too
many animals.
"Perhaps if we could control the number of animals
that use the park by licensing it or something, we could
do it," Webb said.
He also expressed concerns about liability.
"If a dog bites someone on city property and the
city allows dogs in that area, the city may be liable,"
Webb said.
He said the idea needs further study.
Webb said he can help bring harmony and a spirit
of cooperation to the city commission.
"I served in Bosnia in the reserves. I worked with
a team to help the Moslems and Serbs find common
ground, so I think that experience makes me qualified
to work together with other commissioners and come
to agreement on what is best for the city," Webb said.
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previously warned. The officer issued the owner a notice
to appear in court. The next day, the notice was rescinded
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Jan. 22, 101 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, lost
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while she was on the beach. The passenger-door lock had
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Jan. 18, 1400 block of Cortez Beach, auto burglary.
Cash, travelers checks, and credit cards were taken from
a Bradenton woman's purse while she walked on the
beach. The car was locked when she left it, and locked
when she returned, she said. She was notified that some-
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suspect has not been found.
Jan. 21, 1400 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, auto burglary. A man reported that someone broke
the passenger-side window of his vehicle and took his
wife's purse from under the seat while the couple walked
on the beach for 15 minutes. The purse contained credit
cards, cash and blank checks.
Jan. 22, 1800 block of Coquina Park, abandoned ve-
hicle. An abandoned vehicle was towed from the beach
after an officer asked the owner to move it and he did not.
Jan. 22, found property. A 15-horsepower Evinrude
boat motor, which had been stolen, was found and re-
turned to the owner.
Jan. 24, 100 block of 23rd Street, property damage.
A man said an unknown person damaged his fence in the
amount of $225.
Jan. 24, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic
battery. A woman said she and her boyfriend got into a
argument when the boyfriend came home drunk and woke
her. When she tried to call the police, her boyfriend pulled
two phone cords out of the wall, threw her down and hit
her, causing a cut on the back of her head and a lump
above her left eye. The woman ran from the house with
her children, a 9-month-old and 7-year-old. The woman
was treated by emergency medical services and released.
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Jan. 19, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks, bad
check. The business received a bad check in the amount
of$120.
Jan. 20, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd, theft of others. An
11-year-old boy reported that his skateboard was stolen
from outside the store.
Jan. 22, 500 block of 67th Street, Baker Act. Offic-
ers took a 19-year-old man to the hospital after his fam-
ily and friends reported that he had written a suicide note
and was trying to kill himself. The man told officers that
he had taken 10 Valium tablets, two grams of cocaine, two
shots of vodka, and other pills. The man ran from police
and paramedics, causing an officer to have to wrestle him
to the ground, an officer said.
Jan. 23, 3606 East Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited, in-
formation. After receiving complaints from individuals in
the community, an officer asked the manager about the
display of several adult items. The store has mugs in the
shape of the female breast, food items in the shape of male
genitals, T-shirts, key rings and other items that are sexu-
ally explicit. Other items promote the use of marijuana, the
officer said. The officer asked the manager to move the
adult items to a section of the store that would be away
from children and young teenagers.
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Gulf Fishery Council to consider grouper restrictions


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
is considering a series of options that will more closely
regulate grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Several Florida daily newspapers and The Islander
printed a story saying the council passed a rule at its
Jan. 18 meeting in Texas that would prevent commer-
cial long-lining for grouper in water less than 50 fath-
oms or 300 feet deep.
The papers reported that the 50-fathom rule would
need further approval from the council and National
Marine Fisheries.
S However, the papers did not report that the 50-
fathom rule was one of about a half-dozen ideas the
council was considering.
Peter Hood, fishery biologist with the council, said
several other ideas were in the works to protect red and
gag grouper.
The council is working on an amendment to its
Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan and that amend-
ment includes different options, Hood said.
One is the 50-fathom rule.
Others are a 25- or 30-fathom boundary prevent-
ing long-liners and bandit boats from fishing in water
less than 150 feet deep or less than 180 deep feet, re-
spectively, Hood said.
The council also could do nothing, or there could
be gear restrictions or other options which would allow
for discussion by the council and the public, Hood said.
"There are long-liners working the southeast
Coast of the United States and they fish for migratory
species such as tuna," Hood said. "Our fear is they
will come over here and do the same thing to red
grouper, which has been declared overfished by the


National Marine Fisheries. It may be necessary to try
to limit long-liners.
"There will be some sort of rule, but nothing is
settled right now."
Approximately 60 long-line boats working the
southeast Atlantic Ocean could make their way into the
Gulf and damage the shallow-water grouper fishery,
Hood said.
The pelagic fishermen in theAtlantic have been cut
off from catching tuna and swordfish and are eager to
buy up reef permits in the Gulf so they can keep their
boats working, he said.
Karen Bell of A.P. Bell fish house in Cortez and
also a member of the Fishery Council, said shutting
down the grouper fishery in shallow water would fur-
ther devastate an already-devastated commercial Gulf
fleet.
"The council wants to protect the people along the
Gulf who already are here and fishing," Bell said.
"They fear people will buy up reef permits, and some
of the 17 Council members would like to see these
permits non-transferable."
There are 1,299 reef permits allowing commercial
fishermen to go after grouper, amberjack and snapper
on the shallow reefs of the Gulf.
"Very few of the council members are in favor
of 50 fathoms," Bell said. "We're at 20 fathoms right
now. There was discussion about limiting gear.
There was talk of closing it Feb. 15 to March 15, and
we don't think that's fair. That's terrible manage-
ment of the fishery, to close it off one-twelfth of the
year at a time when the grouper are here and there
are people here to eat them."
The council meets again in March to discuss op-
tions, then there will be a public hearing, then a coun-


cil meeting in May to determine which option is best,
then more public hearings.
It's a long process and may take until the end of the
year before an amendment is adopted, Bell said.
Bob Spaeth, executive director of the Southern
Offshore Fishing Association and a member of the
Reef Fishery Advisory Panel, is part owner Madeira
Beach Seafood, which has long-line and bandit boats.
He's referred to by council members as "the grou-
per guy."
Spaeth said he believes the council has the votes to
push the long-liners out of business by establishing a
50-fathom line.
"But I also think that would be unlawful under the
Magnuson Act that deals with fishing and states one
group can't be favored over another," Spaeth said. "But
I don't really know. I think the council will do what
they have to by law. There could be rolling closures of
certain areas along the Gulf Coast."
The situation now is that commercial fishermen are
fishing at a 20-fathom line, or water more than 120 feet
deep, because it was thought there would be a conflict
between commercial and recreational fishermen if the
commercial guys fished any closer, Spaeth said.
The recreational guy in the long run won't be hurt
because the council will establish something like a two-
or three-fish bag limit, he said.
"National Marine Fisheries said about a year ago
it was going to limit recreational and commercial fish-
ermen in the Gulf to 1.2 million pounds a year," Spaeth
said. "I think we catch I million pounds of red grou-
per off Madeira Beach alone every year."


Ship-sized sheepie
,Bruce Cook holds fishing buddy Les Halasz's 10-pound sheepshead he caught on an oyster crab near the
, Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue. This iamnnoth sheepie won the sheephead of the week in The
Islander's sheepshead contest. Said Halasz, "It's the biggest one I've ever caught and I've been Jishing for
them for 10 years. Stop by the Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holnes Beach, with a picture of your
catch, or we'll take a picture for you if you bring your fish by, and the biggest sheepie caught by the end of
February will get a T-shirt. We'll need weight and length information, too. Islander Photo. Courtesy Pat Cook


Monster.sheepshead.com
Les HalasZ shows a comparison of a 10-pound
sleepshead he caught off the Anna Maria Island
Bridge with others lIe caught in the same place.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Pat Cook


The Isi






THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 31, 2001 U PAGE 21


0 I

Referees, squabble mar

roundball games
Yogi Berra said it ain't over 'til it's over.
In the case of two basketball games at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Jan. 27, they were
over before they were over.
Referees booted an Island Real Estate player out of
a game against PAL from Palmetto with 1:43 remain-
ing in the game and PAL ahead 52-48. That left the
Real Estate team with four players, forcing the team to
forfeit the game to PAL after a technical foul.
One PAL parent came out of the stands and went
after the Island Real Estate player who was kicked
out, screaming at the 16-year-old for banging PAL
players around.
Next, an Island Real Estate parent went after the
PAL parent who had gone after her son and referees
had to separate them twice.
All in a day's work in amateur athletics.
The game was a back-and-forth affair from be-
ginning to almost the end.
The game was tied at 31 points each when PAL
made a move with five minutes left in the third pe-
riod and went up 35-31.
Island Real Estate's Diego Felipe made five foul
shots in a row to give his team a 36-35 lead.
Josh Sato hit two foul shots and the Island team
went ahead 38-35.
PAL's Tabatha Curry showed her stuff when she
hit a jumper from the top of the key to get her team
within one point then hit another basket to give PAL
a 39-38 lead.
Felipe would have none of it and hit a long three-
point shot to make it Islander 41 PAL 39.
Sato hit another for 43-39, but PAL's Shatoyia
Blue and Curry both made baskets to knot the game
at 43. Sato got another basket and it was 45-43 at the
end of the third.
The fourth quarter was a real mess as players


Up and at 'em
Sharielle Smith, No. 1, and Tabatha Curry go after a
rebound in a game against Island Real Estate Jan.
27. Islander Photo: David Futch


pounded on each other and parents screamed at ref-
erees, who in turn screamed back.
With PAL up 52-48, Sato grabbed an outlet pass
from a PAL player but was called for coming over
the shoulder and fouling. When Sato disagreed with
the referee, he was kicked out, the game was for-
feited in favor of PAL and things got uglier.

Mermaid team forced to forfeit
The Sign of the Mermaid team in the age 14-16
Premier division played with four players for much
of the game, but it was Anna Maria Glass & Screen
that had to forfeit when two of five players fouled
out.
League rules allow teams to play four, not three.
Mermaid had a 13-10 lead at the end of the first
quarter.
Jason Lumas came through for Anna Maria
Glass & Screen, scoring six points in less than two
minutes to put his team ahead 16-13.
Daniel VanAndel of Mermaid owned the boards,
grabbing a dozen rebounds. Mermaid's Charlie
Sauer played tough, stealing balls and scoring at
will. Brian Faasse of Glass & Screen hit a couple of
jumpers.
The beginning of the third quarter saw Mermaid
players take control as Sauer stole a ball and scored
then drove the length of the court and made a reverse
layup for a 30-20 Mermaid lead.
Bobby Gibbons of Glass & Screen hit a three-
point shot and it was 30-23.
After Lumas fouled out for Glass & Screen with
the score 40-29 in favor of Mermaid, Faasse was hit
with a technical and had to sit down. Game over
because Glass & Screen had three left on the floor.

Little League dinner, parade Feb. 9
Little League will host a dinner Friday, Feb. 9,
where moms, dads and players ages 5-18 can put on
the feedbag. At the same dinner, players from all di-
visions and age groups can pick up their uniforms.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Little League will host a
parade from the Island Baptist Church to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Little League field,
followed by a jamboree where all teams will play an
inning or two, lasting throughout the day.

Little League needs equipment returned
The Anna Maria Island Little League is asking
that all past coaches and players check their closets
and storage spaces for equipment. In an effort to gear
up for the 2001 season, the League needs its equip-
ment returned.
In particular, the League is short on batting tees,
helmets, equipment bags and catcher's gear, espe-
cially catcher's gloves.
The items should dropped off at the Center in
Anna Maria.
Anyone who has baseball equipment or training
aids to donate such as bats, balls and tees the
league says any or all would be appreciated.


Center final

basketball standings


Premier League (age 14-16)
Island Real Estate


Sign of the Mermaid
Police Athletic League
Anna Maria Glass&Screen

Division I (age 12-13)
Econo Lodge
Wireless Junction
A-Paradise Realty
Island Discount Tackle

Division II (age 10-11)
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Air & Energy
Publix Supermarkets
Darcie Duncan.Com.Sharks
Jessie's Island Store

Division Ill (age 8-9)
Marco Polo's Pizza
Larry Pearson A.C.
Anna Maria Island Spirit
Galati Marine


9-3 (1st after
head-to-head
competition)
9-3
5-7
1-11


Basketball action rebounds at Center
Sign of the Mermaid center Daniel VanAndel pounds
the backboard, scoring two points on a fast break.
VanAndel had a dozen rebounds in the Premier
Division league for players age 14-16. Islander
Photo: David Futch


Anna Maria Island

Community Center

basketball schedule
Instructional League (age 5-7)
Feb. 3 Coaches' game, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5 Awards presentation, 6 p.m.
Instructional League has no playoffs


Division
Jan. 31
Feb. 1
Feb. 3

Feb. 3
Feb. 3
Feb. 5


Ill (age 8-9)
Playoffs 1st place vs. 4th, 6 p.m.
Playoffs 2nd vs. 3rd, 6 p.m.
Championship: Jan. 31 winner vs. Feb. 1
winner, 1 p.m.
All-Star game, 5 p.m.
Coaches' game, 6 p.m.
Awards presentation, 7 p.m.


Division II (age 10-11)
Feb. 1 Playoffs 1st place vs. 4th, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 Playoffs 2nd place vs. 3rd, 6 p.m.
Feb. 3 Championship: Feb. 2 winner vs. Feb. 1
winner, noon
Feb. 3 All-Star game, 4 p.m.
Feb. 3 Coaches' game, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5 Awards presentation, 7 p.m.

Division I (age 12-13)
Feb. 1 Playoffs 1st place vs. 4th place, 8 p.m.
Feb. 2 Playoffs 2nd place vs. 3rd place, 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 Championship: Feb. 2 winner vs. Feb. 1
winner, 11 a.m.
Feb. 3 All-Star game, 3 p.m.
Feb. 3 Coaches game, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5 Awards presentation, 8 p.m.


Premier
Jan. 31
Feb. 2
Feb. 3


9-3
8-4
5-7
2-10


11-1
7-5
6-6
4-8
2-10


11-1
6-6
4-8
3-9


Feb. 3
Feb. 3
Feb. 5


League (age 14-16)
Playoff 1st place vs. 4th place, 7 p.m.
Playoff 2nd place vs. 3rd place, 7 p.m.
Championship: Feb. 2 winner vs. Jan. 31
winner, 10 a.m.
All-Star game, 2 p.m.
Coaches' game, 6 p.m.
Awards presentation, 8 p.m.


Cheerleaders
Feb. 1 Playoffs for squads in 1st & 4th place, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 Playoffs for squads in 2nd & 3rd place, 6 p.m.
Feb. 3 Championship squads from Feb. 1-2
winners, noon
Feb. 3 All squads for final routine cheer-off during
halftime of coach's game, 6 p.m.
Feb., 6 Final cheerleader routine presentation and
awards and turn in uniforms, 6 p.m.






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Authors, words electronic and printed, missed characters


Since we're all still talking about the commercials
that played during the Super Bowl, this column will
begin with a commercial message.
A pair of heavyweight authors are coming to the
area in the next week William Heffernan and
Michael Connelly.
Heffernan has written more than a dozen mystery
novels featuring New York detective Paul Devlin. His
newest books are "Red Angel" and "Beulah Hill." In
"Angel," Devlin deals with the Mafia, voodoo and
politics in Cuba. Heffernan pulls all the threads to-
gether in a skillful manner and, although I don't nec-
essarily agree with one critic who called his dialogue
"stilted" and his characters "thin," I do agree with the
critic's assertion that "the pace of writing makes one
look out for the next jiggery-pokery to jump out."
The Cuba scenes are fun, too.
Connelly has written 10 novels, his newest "A
Darkness More Than Night." His latest pulls both of his
recurring characters, former FBI profiler Terry
McCaleb and Los Angeles police detective Harry
Bosch, together to solve a murder,. Actually, Harry's
first name is Hieronymous, and you may remember
from your art history classes that Bosch the painter was
a 17th century artist with a pretty twisted world view.
In "Darkness," Connelly finally goes into some
description of Bosch the painter's work. It's pretty
dark, and so is the novel, as the two characters work
through the puzzles of a pair of murders. Although the
plot drags at times, the finish more than makes up for
any plodding.
Connelly has a Florida connection in that his
mother lives in Sarasota. In fact, one of his earlier
books has Bosch journey to Sarasota to track down
some information. I always like to see our area de-
scribed in print. The Sarasota connection is in "The
Last Coyote," by the way.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 27 horseshoe games were
Eric Dorn of Bradenton Beach and George McKay
of Anna Maria. Runners-up were John Crawford and
George Landraitis, both of Bradenton.
Winners in the Jan. 24 games were Jack Coo-
per of Holmes Beach and Landraitis. Runners-up
were Al Norman of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
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Connelly from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 6. I'll see you there.

'hite House witnesses acky hodunit'
Speaking of words, you probably heard of those
wacky Clinton-staff pranksters who took the "W" keys
off scores of computer keyboards in the White House
before President George W. Bush's staff started work.
You may not have seen the above headline in the
Tampa Tribune, though. I hope the headline writer got a
bonus and pay raise for his inventive lack of the "W."

Another set of words,
this time electronic
For the past year or so I've been following the
trend of turning words from the printed page into an
electronic medium. The growth of e-books is a trend
that's rapidly coming of age as electronic readers,
handy devices to read the e-books, drop in price and the
availability of books online grows.
The concept is pretty simple. Rather than pack a
half-dozen books for that long plane flight to Hawaii.
you just download the books into a small reader. Less
weight, less bulk.
Kids will probably reap the greatest benefit from
e-books. Imagine the weight saving of having back-
packs with just one e-book instead of a half-dozen
school books crammed inside.
I'd never really thought about the process, though.
so it was interesting to me to see an article on how they
do it. A New York company, Data Conversion Labo-
ratory, is a leader in the e-text business.
Basically, what happens is the book's publisher
puts the raw text of the publication on a computer disk.
DCL then dumps the text into a different format to be
used on screen. Depending on the complexity of the
document the number of pictures, or links the
price varies from 50 cents to $10 a page.
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pany converted about 10,000 documents last year and
did about $4 million in business.
A lot of that business was with the military.
"We're doing a lot of business with military manu-
als," the company's founder said. "If you're in Desert
Storm and you're trying to fix a tank because the wheel
just got loose, you don't want to start going through a
bunch of paper books. Someone trying to fix a tank
really does need access to 50 volumes squeezed into a
laptop, and so does a lawyer researching case law."
The advantage of e-texts versus paper texts is ob-
vious: the e-book reader is basically a computer that
can do word searches. Just type in "wheel, tank" and
the book goes right to the section or page where the
description of how to put a wheel on a tank is.
In fact, if I had Michael Connelly's books in e-
versions, I could have saved myself a half hour or so
by simply typing in "Sarasota," rather than flipping
through all of 'em.
The DCL founder is skeptical of popular'fiction
coming to e-books, though. "I have my doubts whether
a traveler on an airplane really needs his 50 favorite
novels on an e-book for immediate access."
I'm not so sure about that, given today's flight delays.

More online reading news
Novelist Stephen King tried an online experiment last
year: He published a novel only available via the Internet.
Readers were encouraged to send him a buck on the honor
system, and he would write a chapter every month or so
- as long as the bucks kept coming in.
They didn't, and he stopped writing. As he put it, "If
you pay, the story rolls. If you don't, the story folds."
He vowed to keep writing if at least 75 percent of
the readers sent in money. Only about 46 percent paid.
People also slowed in accessing the installments:
150,000 people went online in the first week to read the
book, with only 40,000 just before King discontinued
the service after the sixth chapter.
I'm not a huge Stephen King fan, so I didn't go
online to see what the book was about. You have to
wonder, though, if maybe the reason people stopped
downloading his book was because they just didn't like
it.

Sandscript factoid
On a final political note, 40 percent of baby
boomers think former President Clinton should spend
his post-White House days in a jazz ensemble as a
saxophone player. Only 5 percent believe he should go
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Fishing picks up in
By Capt. David Futch
The 25th annual Florida Fishing College gets un-
der way Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Manatee Civic Center
in Palmetto.
One of the more popular fishing and equipment
shows in Florida, the college showcases Manatee and
Sarasota fishing guides and fly fishermen who offer up
some suggestions on successful angling.
Seminars are scheduled on cast-netting bait, tying
flies, double-hauling a flyline and much more.
It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and attracts thousands
each year. Don't miss it.
Here's something else you don't want to miss.
The Islander just received a new shipment of cal-
endars that are must-haves for every fishermen.
The calendars are from commercial fishing supply
company Lindgren-Pitman of Pompano Beach and dis-
play the phases of the moon for every day of the year.
"Impressive, and I'll take two," is what most of my
fishing guide friends say about them.
Call me at 778-7978 if you want one. They only
sent 40, so get 'em while they last. They're free.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II had an
interesting week.
On Monday, with a 20-knot northwest wind, Zach
said his charter from London caught 25 redfish from 14
to 23 inches. They also had trout to 18 inches and black
drum to 22. Most of the fish were caught in canals.
On Wednesday, Zach said sheepshead to 6 pounds
cooperated and he caught grouper to 18 inches and
mangrove snapper to 17 in Longboat Pass. Consider-
ing the cold, windy weather, fishing is pretty good,
according to Zach.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
caught sheepshead and grouper in the bay when the
wind was blowing earlier in the week.
On Friday, Kimball said he was able to get offshore
for the first time and pounded gag and red grouper
along with sizable mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
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the fish to target.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's been getting gag and red grouper 8 to
12 miles off Anna Maria Island.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said it
seems that offshore fishermen are looking harder for
grouper as a result of cold fronts.
"Around 12 or 15 miles out, water temperature has
warmed dramatically and that's where the fish are,"
Lowman said. "It's five to 10 degrees warmer and try
your numbers in that 12-to- I5-mile range instead of the
8-to- 10-mile range.
"'The sunny days have helped the snook. We lost some
snook in that cold period, but it wasn't dramatic. The
snook are in the canals along with a lot ofredfish and black
drum and that's probably driven by water temperature.
Sheepshead fishing is outstanding as expected."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
said they waited until last weekend to go into the Gulf
and caught black sea bass and grouper in 100 feet of
water. Twice they had big fish on that they never got
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Anna Maria Island and catching sheepshead to 5
pounds and mangrove snapper to 13 inches.
In Palma Sola Bay, snook to 29 inches have been
biting artificial lures like Yozure mag minnows.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said wade fishermen are landing a few trout on the flats
and a lot of sheepshead. There are some pompano in
the passes if you want to go that route. Bay waters are
clearing up and the water should warm up quickly.
Shaner wants everyone who needs a fish license to call
1-888-FISHFLO or you can go to your local tax office.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers are
catching mostly sheepshead. There are some pompano
around, but they're few and far between.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Holmes Beach said Jan. 27 was a perfect day to go off-
shore. Fishing in 60 to 100 feet of water, Denham said
he caught 16 keeper grouper.
"It was as good a day as you'll see," Denham said.
"We caught a lot of small red grouper and a lot of
keeper gag grouper to 20 pounds along with porgies,
triggerfish and mangrove snapper."

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pound to benefit Island Players. Purchase at
SunCoast Real Estate or The Islander Newspaper.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Gulf Drive at Holmes
Beach. 779-0202.

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.

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 from old restau-
rant. Commercial size; 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.

AVON CALLING ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-
Soft products, etc. Call Alison, 383-6201. All mes-
sages get a prompt response.

COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10;
Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50
nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $1.0. 792-4274.

WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new
pre-stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has
a great commemorative picture of a significant per-
son or event in history. From Tverskaya Post
Office. $50. 792-4274.


BEAUTIFUL DANISH MODERN teak dining room set
with10 chairs including two captain chairs. Extends
to 10 feet. Excellent condition. $650. Call 778-6651
or 795-5487.


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

NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.


RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY Feb. 2, 9am-lpm.
Microwave ovens, crock pot, computer, cute
clothes, kitchenware, jacket, sweater, tennis rack-
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51 ft. dock can accommodate three boats and
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ENJOY SERENITY and security in bayfront
community. Beautiful townhomes with 2,000 + sq.ft.
Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts and clubhouses
add to the resort-style atmosphere of the Island. Good
value for waterfront property. Townhouses priced
from $189,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981.

MAINLAND
VERY WELL-MAINTAINED HOME overlooking
the eleventh fairway. Open/bright kitchen, family
room with cathedral ceilings overlooking
screened lanai, custom bookshelves. Class "A"
membership included. $189,500. Ruth Lawler,
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a guest suite that has new tile floors and separate
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ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, Fridays, 9:30-2pm; Saturdays 9-noon.
Always sales rack. 911 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

SALE SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 9AM-noon. Miscella-
neous, clothes, great bargains to move fast! 529 68th
St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE, Friday-Saturday, 8am-1pm. China,
depression glass, sewing machines, tools, French
doors, etc. 206 Archer Way, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, Feb. 2 & 3.
Four-family clearance. High-quality his-and-hers
clothing, household, sports, shop, etc. 4300 126th St.
W., Cortez. Across from Seafood Shack.


FOUND your bracelet. 22nd and Avenue C. 778-
3875.

LOST CALICO CAT, answers to "Cry Baby." Small
head, white paws and belly, orange/black and white.
Lost in vicinity of 3000 Block of Avenue E, west of
Shells Restaurant. Missing since Dec., 31, 2000.
Sadly missed by children. Call Nancie 778-7502.

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condition. $6,250. Call 778-7459.

1990 OLDS CUTLASS Supreme SL, four-door, loaded,
new tires, 136K. Great Island car. $2,750. Call 778-5397.

1990 FORD E-150 cargo van. V8, auto, shiny white,
140K well cared for miles. $1,800. 778-2882.

1996 NISSAN XE pickup truck. Black, looks good, runs
good. 61K miles, auto air. $5,500. Call 778-3811.

ROADTREK 1994, self-contained, versatile, 19 foot.
Shower, microwave, refrigerator, toilet, AC/heat. range,
great condition, 53K miles. Only $22,000. Call 778-9631.

1985 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE, 69,800 miles.
Excellent condition, must see. Red, sunroof, full
power. One owner, $2,600. 778-5525.


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


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

NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Long/short term. Capt. John's private launch ramp.
Wash down areas 792-2620.

28-FOOT CARVER Voyager, 1985. T-230 (one
needs work, will credit), sleeps six, full galley, A/C,
GPS, DF/FF, VHF, windlass, PAR III. Well below
book at $24,500. (904) 794-2162.


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

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

HURRICANE HANK'S. Cooks, kitchen help. All
shifts. 5346 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. 778-5788.

DINING SERVERS wanted for fine dining restaurant.
Call Chef Damon or apply in person at Ooh La La!
Tops in tips! Call 778-5320 or stop by 5406 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.



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BRIDGEPORT. Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BAwith partial Gulfview. Elevator,
heated pool, extra storage and
underbuilding parking. Close to restau-
rants and shopping. $184,900. IB72169.
NO BRIDGE TRAFFIC! Here is your
clihce to own a little over an acre of land on
Jewfish Key, a private island in Sarasota Bay
accessible only by boat. G rear hay view from
one of 13 parcels on this 26 acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community
dock, sandy beaches. $225,000. IB45752.


PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR VACATIONS!
Call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 to make arrangements
for your next vacation on Anna Maria.

Top Sales Agent for December Denise Langlois
Top Listing Agent for December Carol Heinze

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
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from a fine Gulf beach. Features include terrazzo floors,
spacious eat-in kitchen, sunny Florida room with bright
southerly exposure and generous 52-by-145-ft. lot with
plenty of room for expansion or swimming pool. Priced
at $199,900. This one won't last long!
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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RESIDENTIAL
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Cernmic tile throughout. Fiberglass exterior doors, paint and much
more. You have to see it to believe the value you will get at $369000.
TARA 3BR/2BA, pool. large. open. Country club. $289,000.
CANALFRONT/POOL 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful, spacious. $354,900.
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. furnished, Gulf and beach view.
Updated. Quiet location near shopping and restaurants. $315,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,700 sq.t.., three stores. 150 ft. to bay.
Be part of tourist-related redevelopment. BUY NOW! $355,000.
GULFVIEW LOT- 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.7 million.
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a top producer for Country Living Associates. Marilyn
and her husband Bill have owned a beach house inl
Anna Maria since 1985 and spend most of their free
time here on lth Island. She plans on making Alnna
Maria her permanent home ant comes to GreeIn eall
Estate with 23 years of real estate experience.
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LOCATION, LOCATION! Beautiful well-maintained
3BR/2BA home with caged pool in outstanding area.
Split plan, lots of tile, newer roof, A/C, appliances.
$153,900. Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.
BRADENTON
PALMA SOLA PARK. 3BR/2BA pool home with lots of
tile, fireplace and large fenced back yard. $163,900,
Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.


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INTERNSHIP AT AMI Community Center. Seeking
student majoring in education, social work, psychol-
ogy or child development to work in after-school pro-
gram with children in grades K-5. Intern to work with
family therapist and children covering life-manage-
ment related topics. Salary based on education and
experience. P/T hours, 3-5 pm at least two week-
days per week. Call Shirley 778-1908.

ATHLETIC ASSISTANT. Part-time position available
at AMI Community Center for sports-minded person
with passion for sports and children. Evenings and
Saturday, 20-30 hours per week. $6-$7/hour, de-
pending upon experience. Call 778-1908.

PARASAIL RECEPTIONIST. Outdoor, fun, flexible
and highly variable hours. Involves phone, reserva-
tions, greeting, cashier, etc. Fulltime equivalent to
right person. 792-0401.

TEMPORARY HOME HELP needed to look after
two children (8 &12) while professional parent trav-
els three days per month. Call 778-7720.



CARE FOR YOU. The ultimate in companions and
homemakers. Reasonable Insured. (941) 518-6944.

AWARD-WINNING ISLAND companion is back. I
know how to care for and spoil my clients. Top-notch
references and credentials. 778-4192.



BEAUTY SALON FOR SALE. 798-3754, eves.

REDUCE YOUR TAXABLE assets up to $10,000
while helping new Island business. Deb's Neat Stuff,
P.O. Box 1623. Holmes Beach, FL. 34218.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings more. Hard-work-
Sing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.
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.


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-hardware,
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.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall, hand
and spray texture, professional painting. Reliable- over 20
years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell 545-6141.

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.

THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon 778-0064.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

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

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE. Thorough, ex-
perienced, excellent references. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Call Laurie at 795-1225. Please leave message.

MANGROVE TRIMMING: Time to trim your man-
groves? Licensed, professional mangrove trimmer.
Over five years experience. Call Dan 792-7016 for
free estimates.

CHAMBERLIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Call 750-4772,
leave message.


ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN, MS, GSA. Have a happier new year add acu-
puncture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend
and evening appointments available. 792-0852.

INCOME TAX SERVICES, Ohio and Michigan our
specialty, electronic filing available. Call Pat at
Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.

RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil and varnish finishes, pressure washing.
Interiors, exteriors. Free estimates. Homeowners
and contractors welcome. Fully licensed and in-
sured. Impeccable references. Mobile 724-0520,
office 953-5215.

IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Years of experi-
ence, great references, non-smoking environment.
Island pick-up and delivery. $20 minimum. 778-4192.

CLEANING GAL residential, weekly, bi-weekly. Ex-
perienced, professional, attention paid to detail. 795-
2720. Local references available.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

GOLF LESSONS. Call Carol, USGTF certified
instructor. 779-2429.

HIRE A FIREFIGHTER INC. All types of carpentry
and maintenance work. 761-4065.

LOSE WEIGHT, tone up. Certified fitness, low rates.
Call 798-6969.

JILL OF ALL TRADES for appointments, shopping,
errands. House, pet and babysitting services. 778-
5835.

TAXI ON THE ISLAND. For the island (anywhere in
two counties). $1.50 to get in, $1.50 per mile. Cheer-
ful, clean service 7am-3am, seven days, including.
holidays. Island Transportation, 737-0336.

Find what your looking for in The Islanderclassifieds!


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GLEN LAKES Upgraded kitchen, satellite
dish, new sod, sprinkler system. Enjoy water-
front property. Large yard, caged pool and
deck. Immaculate home. Move-in condition.
$169,900. Bob Wolter 778-4800. MLS#70080


BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, dav-
its and hurricane-strength tinted windows.
$389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
showing. MLS#71225


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Just steps
from the beach, 2BR/2BA and laundry hook-
up in both units, enclosed storage on ground
level for each unit. $259,900. Denny Rauschl
778-4800. MLS#72393. Easy to show!









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


ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business Only) Owner will finance. $35,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ISLAND LOT: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900



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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
,.. Replacement Doors and Windows
.. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755







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Drywall* Ceiling Repair
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 V John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging 9'9 Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership


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> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
Sday 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 p.m.
* Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
S>Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
S as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and Ilushing of boat motors is
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering ol plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
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(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

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

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

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



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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installations,
koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered and
installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming and
property maintenance since 1988. Call Chris 778-2837.



CODY'S CARPET AND upholstery cleaning. Need
your carpets cleaned right? Call Cody, 17 years ex-
perience, owner/operator, satisfaction always guar-
anteed. 714-0668.


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

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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-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 St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. New homes, ad-
ditions designs and plans. Free estimates, time and
materials or contract. Lic. #0060450. Call 795-1947.

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

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.

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.


WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.



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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.

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.

MARINER'S COVE, fabulous 3BR/2.5BA,
furnished bayfront apartment available 2/1/2000 for
seasonal or annual rental. Gated community with
elevator, heated pool, tennis, boat dock, park-like
setting and beautiful bay views. End unit with 2,150
Sq Ft., plus porches. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor.
Call 778-7976 evenings.

HOLMES BEACH canal-front home, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, garage, laundry, dock, many extra's. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for price and de-
tails. (813)286-9814.

FANTASTIC ANNUAL. Beach view, large deck,
washer/dryer, utilities included. 2BR/2BA. $1,500. One-
room efficiency, $800. 778-7820. Bradenton Beach.

SEASONAL OR MONTHLY rental 3BR/3BA in Anna
Maria with canalfront and dock. One-car garage, one
block from beach, large entertainment room with bar.
Completely furnished, singe story, available Novem-
ber-May, no smoking, pontoon boat available.
$3.500/month. Call (863)683-4703 or (863)688-9281.


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RESORT 66, 1BR efficiency, full housekeeping ser-
vice, TV w/cable, pool, ocean, hot tub, fully furnished.
Located on beautiful Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Is-
land, Florida. Available weeks of March 3-10, 10-17,
17-24. Call (315)894-2304.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Seasonal 1 BR/1 BA quiet and
clean $1,400/month. 109 13th St. South, Bradenton
Beach. 322-2101.

MARTINIQUE NORTH 2002. 5300 Gulf Drive, on
beach, pool, tennis, garage. 2BR/2BA, Feb. 15-April
15, 2002. $3,200 per month. 778-6786.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details.
(813) 286-9814.

FREE JANUARY RENT Beautiful Longboat Key, 200
ft. from beach with Gulf view, screened lanai, laun-
dry room, unfurnished. Pets welcome. One block to
Publix, near everything. 1BR/1BA, $725 per month;
2BR/2BA, $825 per month. 383-0776.

AVAILABLE NOW 1BR, furnished with kitchenette,
ground level, handicap access. Steps to beach. Sea-
sonal/annual. Pets welcome. 778-2940.

ANNUAL RENTAL new construction 3BR/2BA unit
with pool close to the beach plus much more. Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty, 713-5478.

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

SEASONAL/MONTHLY Anna Maria 2BR/1BA near Rod
and Reel Pier. $500/week, $1,500/month. 387-8610.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club. Rental for March and
April. Non-smoking, adults, no pets. $1,200 per
week. 813-949-3713.

- HOLMES BOULEVARD, 2BR/1.5BA. Decks and
yard on lake. Garage. 1.5 blocks to beach. Available
March/April $1,750/month. 778-4010.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, ground level unit in
Anna Maria available Feb. 1. $600/month. Call Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty Co., 713-5478.

SEASONAL RENTAL. furnished, 1BR apartment.
Holmes Beach, block to beach, upstairs, $1,400/
month. January.thru April. Includes cable, utilities,
washer/dryer. (407)846-8741.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex one block from beach.
$700/month, walking distance to beach, Publix and
shopping. (813)247-3178.

WANTED! Room or small unit to rent. Annual or sea-
sonal. Mature non-smoking male. Close to beach.
778-1496 or (314)961-1928.

ANNUAL RENTAL. Super clean, 2BR/1BA, half du-
plex. Short walk to Gulf Beach. $925/month. Call
Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.


WANTED TO RENT: Feb. 16-23 for married couple
near beach in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. (717)
755-3891 or e-mail HFlemming@aol.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL. Ranch-style duplex, 2BR/
1.5BA in Holmes Beach $700 per month, plus
utilities. 778-0032.

FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.

FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, monthly,
weekly, $1,600-$600. 2BR/2BA, $1,800-$700.
Washer/dryer, direct Gulf view. South Bradenton
Beach. 941-504-6009.

RESORT 66 1BR, poolside villa in beachfront resort
sleeps four. Heated pool, whirlpool, full housekeeping,
bicycles, barbecue grill. Available Feb. 3-10.778-3930.

FURNISHED BEDROOM and bath. Quiet, clean and
like cats. Job, car, local references, no smoking. Call
for details 778-4192.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, Bradenton Beach, one
block to beach/bay, just renovated. 203 2nd St. N. #4
- $625/month; #2 $575/month. plus deposit. 813-
258-2411.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach duplex recently
remodeled. 2BR/1BA unfurnished. One block to
beach, available immediately. $750. 778-8645.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX, nicely maintained
property, storage with washer/dryer hook-up, dish-
washer. $725/month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-2307.

ELEVATED CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1BA, newly
remodeled upscale furnishings. Steps to beach.
Available January & February, $2,500/month. Call
(813) 920-3845, nights.
1BR COTTAGE, Cortez. Furnished, laundry. Annual
$565/month plus electric, one person. $635/month
two people. No pets, possible seasonal. 12414 45th
Ave. W. 795-8077.

1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beach, heated pool and tennis. February, March and
April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

DUPLEX UNFURNISHED, ground level, steps to
beach. 2BR/1BA. No pets. Water/garbage furnished.
First and last months rent, plus deposit. 778-5341.

SUPERB 2BR/2BA ISLAND ANNUAL. Top-floor unit
with open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, large kitchen
with all appliances, laundry room with W/D hoop-ups
and central H/A. A large screen-enclosed balcony
offers wonderful views of both the Gulf of Mexico and
the bay. All living areas, plus balcony, have ceramic
tile. Bedrooms are Berber. This is a well-maintained
elevated duplex, built in 1988. Water, sewer, trash
and pest control is provided. Sorry, no pets. $975/
month. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.


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VACATION RENTAL Bradenton Beach. Available
March 1. 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex. One block to
beach, close to shopping. 795-7288.

DON'T DELAY, seasonal rental available for Febru-
ary at Sandy Pointe. 2BR/2BA, second-floor unit.
Beautifully furnished. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty
794-2246.

SEASONAL ANNA MARIA canal pool home with bay
view. 3BR/2BA $2,500/month, $1,000 Security. Jim
Piro, Piro and Associates, 923-3900.


BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516
SKumquat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per
sq.ft.!), by owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax:
01149-91335230.

NEW GULFVIEW HOME by Don Meilner & Son Construc-
tion. 3BR/2BA, one block to Gulf. 3019 Ave. E., Holmes
Beach. $349,000. 778-3875. www.yourcoolhouse.com.

260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
Banker, 321-8323.

ISLAND HOME, easy walk to beach. 2BR/2BA, en-
closed porch, den, party room with hot tub, sun
porch, three-car garage plus room to park a large
boat or motor home. Newer appliances, siding, car-
pet, decorating. Well-built house in great shape.
$239,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.


BAYFRONT ESTATE. Two houses and duplex.
Newly painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view. 109
13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. $825,000. 322-2101.

WATERFRONT LOTS & HOMES. 5 direct waterfront
lots from $149,900 and three waterfront homes from
$299,900 on beach and bay. Won't last long owner
selling out! 800-246-4882.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO First floor, 2BR/2BA,
low dues, balcony overlooks mangrove preserve.
Two blocks to Gulf. $128,000. Brokers welcome.
779-9549.

STEPS TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA with pool and garage
in Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Great Is-
land getaway or rental. Call Ed Oliveira, A Paradise
Realty, 778-1199 anytime.

CONDO 2BR/2BA. Perfect location close to beaches
and shopping. Complete privacy, overlooking man-
grove through huge picture window. $125,000.
Owner, 778-7456.

CANALFRONT HOME with pool and bay view. 3BR/
2BA. Asking $369,900. Call Jim Piro, Piro and Asso-
ciates, 923-3900.

CONDO 2BR/2BA. Perfect location close to beaches
and shopping. Complete privacy, overlooking man-
grove through huge picture window. $125,000.
Owner, 778-7456.


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WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS from elevated
canalfront property on north end of Anna
Maria. Like new 3BR/3BA has large private
wood deck, new kitchen, newly tile floors and
new metal roof. $369,900. MLS#72129.


GULF VIEWS from this newly listed
Water's Edge condo! Turnkey furnished,
-heated pool, tennis court and much more.
Fabulous rental property! $249,000.
MLS#43760.


ISLAND HOME three blocks to beach! Lots
of fruit trees, shell yard, 2BR/3BA home
with new A/C and roof. Vinyl windows,
oversized one-car garage, family room and
enclosed porch. $229,500. MLS#71794.


THIS IS ONE of Anna Maria Island's finest
waterfront locations. Bring your sailboat or
yacht to this deep-water canalfront home
with direct bay and Gulf access. Beautifully
appointed home has 3BR/2BA, caged solar
heated pool and is tiled to perfection.
$449,000. MLS#71364.


KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA lovingly main-
tained canal front home. Open floor plan,
pocket sliders to A/C lanai. Deep sailboat
water has easy access to bay and Gulf.
Two-car garage and easy-care yard.
$339,900. MLS#71888.
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UPDATED DUPLEX this 3BR/1BA AND 1 BR/
1BA duplex has been upgraded on both sides
with new kitchens, remodeled bathrooms and
new carpet and tile. Another bathroom could be
added to the 3BR/1BA unit for additional income.
Common laundry room and big yard make this
a aood investment! $219,900. MLS#70309.


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PERICO BAY CLUB "BEST", just listed. 2BR/2BA
end villa. Beautiful turnkey, furnishings included.
Brick courtyard entry. One-car garage. Mint condi-
tion. Call Marilyn Trevethan for details and viewing.
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

CANALFRONT HOME on really nice lot, 75 by 148,
in Anna Maria. 2BR/1.5BA, one-car garage, lanai,
dock, davits. Extra neat and clean. $279,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.

PERICO BAY CLUB "BEST," just listed. 2BR/2BA
end villa. Beautiful turnkey furnishings included. Brick
courtyard entry. One-car garage. Mint condition. Call
Marilyn Trevethan for details and viewing. Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.

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POST-HOLIDAY BLUES --..
by Nancy Salomon / Edited by Will Shortz11 12 3 6 1


Across
I Flap
5 Billiard shot
10 Shipping worries
15 Push-ups strengthen
them
19 New Rochelle college
20 Old road to Fairbanks
21 Fancy pourers
22 Server's edge, on the
court
23 STATE FAILS BID
FOR FEDERAL
FUNDING
26 Falafel holder
27 Assign odds for
28 Attorney follower
29 Shocker stick?
30 Stevie Wonder's "_
Three Words"
31 STATE DESTROYED
BY MOUNTAIN
LIONS
35 Grp. concerned with
clubs
37 Pink
38 "Von Express"
(1965 film)
39 Bossa nova's Mendes
43 It's left to an ox
44 Is behind
47 STATE TOURISM
INCREASES AMONG
ORDINARY FOLK
51 Wall Streeter's deg.
54 Of the same sort
55 Plus more: Abbr.
56 Pretty up
57 "' Herr"
("Cabaret" tune)
58 Heap)
59 One wearing pyjamas?
60 When all hands meet
61 Ostentatious


63 PARISIAN TEAM
HANDILY DEFEATS
ALL-STATE SQUAD
68 Wal-Mart and Walgreens
70 Connors contemporary
71 New coin
72 University offering
75 Symbol of goodness
76 Jazz pianist with eight
Grammys
78 Alternative to Kodak or Fuji
79 Longtime Big Apple
restaurateur
80 Poorly
81 CITY AGENCY
DECEIVES STATE
LEGISLATURE
85 Bestows, biblically
86 "The X-Files" extras, briefly
87 Search (out)
88 Toro competitor
90 Emphatic no
92 Routine perfection?
93 RELIGIOUS PILGRIM
AGE UNDER WAY
THROUGHOUT STATE
98 "_ Calloways" (Disney
film)
103 Begin a revolt
104 Closes up, perhaps
105 Places for some pairs
107 A dime a dozen, e.g.
108 TRIBE MEMBERS HOLD
RAUCOUS STATEWIDE
CELEBRATION
11I River to the Fulda
112 Hall-of-Famer with 3,154
hits
113 Turning point?
114 French bean
115 It reproduces by spores
116 Actress Allgood and others
117 Acted (as)
118 "Nana" star Anna


Down
I Pupils take part in it
2 Numbers holder?
3 Ludicrous
4 Shoemakers' leather strips
5 Like some names: Abbr.
6 Silky-fleeced animal
7 Flow (British naval
base site)
8 Intl. carrier
9 Starfleet Academy grad.
10 Irish Prime Minister Ahern
II "The Seven Year Itch" co-
star Tom
12 Far from base
13 Unlike a child
14 W-2info
15 Thick-rinded fruits
16 Prolific patentee
17 Some ticket writers
18 Carroll quarry
24 Dresser-top item
25 Dumbarton (D.C.
estate)
29 Choreographer Tharp
32 Dragnet
33 In the ground, in a way
34 Quarterback Kramer
36 Wields a scepter
39 Have words, so to speak
40 City on the Humboldt
41 Drops from above
42 Become empty-handed?
43 Blueberry's family
44 Lopez of pop
45 Butter
46 Slithering striker
48 Suffix with arthr-
49 Momentous
50 Strapped
51 "A mighty fortress is our
God." e.g.
52 Show _
53 At-cost connection
57 Like some mus. keys
59 Poor Richard. really
60 Japanese-Amenrcan
61 One with a great view of a
zoo?


62 Thai tongue
64 Oceano feeder
65 Tough, durable wood
66 Warm, sweetened wine
drink
67 Heinie
68 Bears' home, briefly
69 Prince of the theater
73 Victor at Brandywme
74 "Phooey!"
76 Prompt
77 Mich. neighbor
78 A chorus line?
79 Round Table address


81 Irresistibly fascinating
woman
82 In preference to
83 Kind of test
84 Nissan offering
85 Wonders of nature
88 El
89 Power groups
90 Parking meters?
91 If not
92 Take on
93 Part of a Mideast palace
94 "Ten North Frederick"
writer


Ratty place
Sack toter
Thrills
Some people can't take
them
Inception
Play in the N.H.L.
Bad __(Lower Saxony "
city)
Scratched (out)
It doesn't air ads
Talk to a beat
John Lennon's middle
name


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