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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 8, 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: August 8, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 8, 2001

Subjects

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimming the news ... School starts Monday ... see inside for information.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Isl.


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Island football, page 20.


and" ISLANDER h Volume 9, no. 39, August 8, 2001 FREE


Anna Maria Island Bridge evaluation under way


By Paul Roat
Lane closures, traffic delays and barges off the
Anna Maria Island Bridge are part of the first phase in
a $1 million evaluation process by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to assess the condition of the
44-year-old bridge.
DOT spokesman Maryemma Bachelder told The
Islander that consultants are inspecting structural,
mechanical and electrical components of the draw-


Lots of
sunsets, only
one winner
Each year The Islander
receives a varied
collection of sunset
entries for its photo
contest and the judges
face a tough decision.
This winner is from
Eric Cox of Anna
Maria. and it's a
beauty. Taken bayside
at low tide near the
Anna Maria City Pier,
the judges said they
were smitten by the
swirl of water and
intense color of Cox's
image. His photo is the
sixth weekly winner in
The Islander's eight-
week Top Notch 2001
Photo Contest and the
second this year for
Cox. His first winner
was July II a
rainbow at the same
pier. Cox will receive
another Islander
"More-Than-a-Mullet-
Wrapper" T-shirt for
his effort and a second
chance to win the
contest grand prize.


bridge linking Holmes Beach to Perico Island via
Manatee Avenue.
Traffic delays are expected until the on-site inspec-
tions are completed Aug. 16. The final reports are due
in six to eight months, Bachelder said.
"The purpose of the inspections is to see what the
condition of the bridge is," she said. "We're starting at
square zero. The report may come back and say the bridge
is fine, it may need repair, rehabilitation, or replacement.


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Anna Maria citizen of year sought


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
If you know someone who has made a difference
to the quality of life in Anna Maria City, the citizen rec-
ognition committee would like you send it a nomina-
tion for its citizen of the year award.
The citizen recognition committee held its second
meeting July 31 to continue its discussion on recogniz-
ing an outstanding citizen.
The city formally recognized an outstanding citi-
zen each year from 1988 through 1995, but then the
committee responsible for making the choice fell by the
wayside.
At the urging of City Commissioner John
Michaels, the committee has new life with five mem-


bers. Each city commissioner selects someone to serve
on the committee. Terms are for one year, and then the
next year, each commissioner will name someone else
to serve on the recognition committee.
Committee member Sinclair "Bubba" Stewart re-
ported on the plaque that has been given to the recipi-
ent in previous years. He said he had found a company
that carries the pewter plate that has been used before,
and it told him it could provide the plate and the in-
scription for under $100.
The plate was passed around, and committee mem-
bers decided to carry on the tradition by presenting the
same type of plaques to future outstanding citizens.
PLEASE SEE CITIZEN, NEXT PAGE


We're going in with no preconceived notions."
Bachelder said DOT representatives will be hold-
ing a public workshop in late August or early Septem-
ber to discuss the bridge.
DOT officials announced plans to replace the Anna
Maria Island Bridge with a 65-foot-clearance, fixed-
span bridge in the early 1990s. Islanders opposed the
replacement bridge and won a series of legal challenges
against various state agencies.


Manatee County,

ManaSota-88 file

Perico objections
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Attorney James Minix and Dan
Lobeck, attorney for Doris Schember and the three Is-
land cities, both filed objections to the July 16 recom-
mended order for the proposed Perico Island develop-
ment rendered by Administrative Law Judge J.
Lawrence Johnston.
Minix and Lobeck filed similar objections to the
judge's finding that the petitioner did not prove beyond
fair debate that there would be substantial impacts to
Perico Island and the surrounding publicly funded in-
frastructure. Therefore, Johnston found that the
Bradenton Amendment Plan is in compliance.
The arguments set forth by Minix and Lobeck in-
clude concerns about density, wetland preservation and
hurricane safety.
Judge Johnston stated that the City of Bradenton's
Plan Amendment allows no more residential density or
development than the county's plan does.
The county argues that its plan would result in less
density being permitted. Rather than the three dwelling
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE



Happenings

Busy week ahead
Island students from kindergarten to sev-
enth grade have an opportunity to preview
school this week. Anna Maria Elementary
School's open house is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9.
The new Island Middle School will host its inau-
gural open house the same evening.from 5 to
8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, you can help Island physician
Scott Kosfeld raise money for the American
Cancer Society at his "Great American Duck
Race." It takes place at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria's
Lake LaVista and you can purchase a yellow,
rubber ducky to race at the Roser Memorial
Community Church parking lot prior to the event.
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner
Doug Wolfe will demonstrate whittling Friday
afternoon, Aug. 10, and in the morning on Aug.
14 and 17 at the Artists Guild's gallery in Holmes
Beach.
Monday, Aug. 13, marks the beginning of
school! Watch out for kids going to and from
school and be extra cautious near school buses
and bus stops.
More on these events inside ...


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the waves between the piers along Cortez Beach in
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

Barry's wind,

waves brush Island
Tropical Storm Barry helped dump 2.5 inches or rain
on the Island, tore off a few tree limbs and sucked away
parts of the beach, but otherwise didn't do much damage.
The storm churned out in the Gulf for several days
before finally making landfall in the Florida Panhandle
as an almost-hurricane early Monday morning. Winds
were clocked at 70 mph just before landfall, near
Panama City Beach.
Beach erosion was probably the biggest problem on
the Island, with the usual erosion-prone "hot spots" get-
ting hit the hardest. Beach experts predict much of the
sand that was lost will migrate back ashore in the next few
weeks.
With the high surf came scores of surfers to enjoy
the uncharacteristic big waves.
And the almost constant rain during the weekend
brought much-needed relief to the three-year-long
Florida drought.


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Perico ruling challenged
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


units per acre allowed under the city's plan, the county
states that under its plan the density would be reduced
to two dwelling units per acre.
The judge also found that it was not proven that the
development "will have substantial impact on the
county's natural waterfront vistas." Bradenton's plan
does not have a natural waterfront vista protection
policy, but the county does.
The county's policy, according to Minix, clearly
states the need to protect natural waterfront vistas as a
defining characteristic of Manatee County.
Lobeck's argument specifically points out that the
county requires protection by measures that include,
but are not limited to, "measured waterfront setbacks
and buffers, additional planting of native vegetation,
maintaining conservation areas in public or joint own-
ership arrangements, provisions for joint boat docking
facilities and limiting height and size of structures."
Lobeck and Minix argue that there was no evi-
dence that this policy is voluntary and there is no com-
parable policy in Bradenton's plan.
Both lawyers also argued against the judge's state-
ment that the likelihood of a major storm hitting Manatee


Citizen of year sought
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
SueLynn suggested devising a system to quantify
contributions to the city made by nominees so the com-
mittee can be as objective as possible.
For example, she suggested the service of a nomi-
nee to the community should be scored on a scale of 0-
7 in terms of the impact on the community. Another
criterion would be longevity. Was the service a one-
time thing, or was it ongoing? Other committee mem-
bers endorsed the idea, agreeing it would be much
easier to be objective with the suggested system.
Criteria for nominations were established. Nomi-
nees must be property or business owners in the city.
City organizations can also be nominated.
A decision was made to place an announcement in
the Island newspaper, and posters soliciting nomina-
tions were hung at city hall and in the Anna Maria Post
Office.
There are four nominations so far, and the commit-
tee would like to see more.
Anyone with a nomination is asked to send it to


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County is relatively small and that it is more likely a storm
would approach from the west, east or south than the
north. The judge also found that Perico Island was suffi-
ciently buffered by land masses in all those directions.
Minix contends that evidence shows there is a real
possibility of a storm hitting from the north and that the
land masses buffering Perico Island are "extremely low
and provide little or no protection for residences in the
event of a hurricane."
Lobeck's argument pointed out that the only testi-
mony offered to back up the judge's statement was the
"unsupported opinion of power plant engineer Harold
Frediani, who was not qualified to testify about hurri-
cane occurrence probability or the vulnerability of
North Perico."
Instead, Lobeck says that the only qualified testi-
mony given was directly to the contrary. That testi-
mony was made by Dr. Robert Young, a national ex-
pert in coastal storm processes, coastal marine geology
and coastal hazard mapping.
The objections filed conclude that the city's plan
is not in compliance. Lobeck stated that the city "over-
stated the amount of land properly allocated for resi-
dential development to the detriment not only of the
natural environment, but also, considering the hurri-
cane hazards, to the risk of property and human lives."
The Florida Department of Community Affairs
will make the final ruling in the case.


Bradenton Beach without
water early Thursday
The water supply along Gulf Drive and the
surrounding areas south of Cortez Road through
Bradenton Beach and to Longboat Key will be
cut off at midnight Thursday, Aug. 9, the Mana-
tee County Utility Operations Department has
announced.
There will be no water from midnight until
7 a.m. while workers repair a "tapping valve,"
the department said. Further information may be
obtained by calling 792-8811.


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The committee asks people to note why they think the
person should be nominated and to explain the nature
of the service the person has done for the city.
The committee's next meeting will be 4 p.m. Aug.
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Cortezian to fight state to finish


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Tired of being run over by these state people,"
Butch Howey vows to fight the state over its claim that
he owes $15,000 in rent for submerged lands.
He owns docks as part of the Cortez Mobile Home
Park that has been in his family since 1959 at the main-
land end of the Cortez Bridge. The state is suing for
back rent on public land under the docks.
The state told him in 1998 that he'd have to pay
lease fees on the submerged land, he said, and he has
been paying $1,381 a year since. But he has refused to
pay back rent, which the state calculated at $30,000
three years ago and subsequently cut in half.
He should have been aware of the law, the state
told him, inasmuch as in 1990 it advertised in newspa-
pers the provision for exemptions to the lease require-
ment if landowners would apply. Those who didn't file
for exemption had to pay 12 cents a square foot.
He didn't see any such ad or hear of it, Howey said.
"They said they couldn't go around locating all the


dock owners and notifying them," Howey said. "They
found me sure enough to bill me."
Agents from the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection learned of Howey's situation during
a check of local waters, a spokesperson said, as every
year they find dozens of dock owners who haven't been
paying rent.
The legislature in 1970 decreed that marinas and dock
owners should pay rent for structures built over any of the
six million acres of submerged land the state owns. His
docks have been there in basically their current configu-
ration since the 1920s, Howey contends, and he pays his
12 cents a foot, though reluctantly. But not back rent.
Now the state is asking the courts to seize his prop-
erty over the back-rent issue.
"I'm tired of getting run over by them," Howey
said. "I'm tired of the state operating under a whole
different set of laws, making it up as they go along.
"I'll go right to the wall with this. Enough is
enough. If the state can't conduct its business properly,
it's best that a judge hear about it."


Shazam,
bridge slam
A van slammed into
the rear of a compact
car that was stopped
by bridge workers on
the Anna Maria
Island Bridge Mon-
day, causing further
traffic delays. There
were, fortunately, in
spite of the extensive
damage to the
vehicles, no injuries.
Expect traffic delays
until Aug. 16. Is-
lander Photo:
Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 8, 2001 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Aug. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting Agenda pub-
lic hearing on meeting time limit ordinance; discussion on
location of options for placement of cellular telephone
tower, discussion on request for TurtleWatch signs, dis-
cussion on issues raised by environmental enhancement
and education committee, discussion on procedures for
reviewing administrative code committee recommenda-
tions, consent agenda and public comment.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800. .

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Aug. 15, 4 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
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Cornerstone Construction variance request delayed


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment delayed
making a decision on a variance request from Dean
Holmstrom of Cornerstone Construction until Aug. 17.
Holmstrom plans to build a two-story office build-
ing at 305 Manatee Ave. The location is on the corner
west of Loggerhead Junction, north of Duffy's Tavern,
and runs parallel to Manatee Avenue. The vacant lot
currently provides a home for Australian pines and
Brazilian pepper trees.
According to Holmstrom, the variance request will
allow him to maximize the building setback according to
existing city ordinances. Being adjacent to two streets and
a dead end, he is asking for a 10-foot setback from a side
street, which is similar to the setback for a side yard.
The building plans would provide ground-level park-
ing with office space on the second floor. Holmstrom said
he would also be paving Fourth Avenue West to be used
as the entrance to the property.
"According to the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation, Fourth Avenue will never be allowed to tie into
Manatee Avenue," Holmstrom told the board. "The street
will always have to be a dead end because the traffic flow
on Manatee Avenue would cause a safety issue."
Members of the board asked Holmstrom for docu-
mentation from DOT, which he was unable to provide. If
the board does not grant him permission to pave Fourth
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him access from Manatee Avenue to the property.
"If I'm not allowed to put Fourth Avenue in, then
DOT would have to allow me access with a driveway
- not a street- for people to come through," he ex-
plained. "I'm not interested in pursuing that. Fourth
Avenue is off the beaten path and I like the privacy the
dead-end street offers."
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and DOT owns 45 feet. If the full setback were adhered
to, the building would be 15 feet wide and 79 1/2 feet long.
The consensus of the board was that until the city
staff could provide documentation from DOT that
Fourth Avenue would remain a dead-end street, it
would delay its decision on granting the variance.
The next board of adjustment meeting will be at 8:30
a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held
in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 from 7:00 A.M. to
7:00 P.M.
This election is being held for the purpose of electing three (3) City Com-
mission members for two year terms of office each and five (5) Charter Review
Commission members for a term of one year each.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to have the
names of candidates placed on the ballot from 12:00 noon on September 4, 2001
to noon on September 18, 2001. Candidate qualifying information may be obtained
at City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. All candidates must
comply with the Florida Public Disclosure Law at the time of filing.
ALL PRECINCTS within the city will vote at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books will close Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at 5:00 P.M.

CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 8, 2001 0 PAGE 5


Bradenton Beach condo project vote Aug. 16


Potential developers of a four-unit bayfront condo-
minium at 12th Street North in Bradenton Beach will
have to wait until Aug. 16 for a city commission deci-
sion on whether they may proceed.
Based on commission comments, that decision
may not be favorable for the development.
City commissioners last week heard from petition-
ers and residents regarding the project, Vista del
Ponticello. Current zoning on the property at 114 12th
Street N. is single-family residential; the request is to
change the zoning to allow the higher-density use on
the quarter-acre parcel.
"It would be like two duplexes on a 100-by-100-
foot lot," said Emily Anne Smith, with the architectural
firm of Eatman & Smith, representing the developers.
"This is not spot zoning. It is a developed, orderly
move to conform to the city's comprehensive plan."
Some neighbors disagreed.
"I bought my house two years ago as a family
property," said neighbor Lyn Clarke. "It was a family
oriented area, with little traffic. It appears if this project
is allowed, my property will be depreciated. I also have
concerns about traffic causing problems, and flooding."
Anna O'Brien, who lives on Third Street South,
said the city is "growing very fast. I live in the historic
district, but how long will it be historic?"
Neighbor Ron Therrien said he moved to the area
"because it was a family neighborhood." He said the zon-
ing change would alter the character of the neighborhood.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing neighbor
Elwin Price, said the proposed change in land use "is not
in compliance with the comprehensive plan and the city's
land development codes. It is incompatible in the area and
one of the last residential areas on the bayfront in
Bradenton Beach. I believe the proposed development is
out of scale of the neighborhood, and the quarter-acre size
is too small for the development proposed."
Several neighbors wrote in support of the project.
Property owners Richard and Carole Cann, of 1800
SGulf Drive N., endorsed the project as having "an up-
scale, elegant and exclusive feeling. The developer of

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the project is obviously paying attention to the build-
ing details and appearance and are going above and
beyond for a certain ambiance. The owners of these
beautiful condominiums will no doubt be of high cali-
ber and financial means. We need additional upscale
housing in Bradenton Beach. Surrounding property
owners will see their value increase, not to mention the
dollars added to the tax rolls of Bradenton Beach."
The project "can do nothing but add to the property
values and overall ambiance of the Island," wrote Keith
O'Neill, 1900 Gulf Drive N. "This is the exact type of
development that Bradenton Beach should welcome
with open arms. The small, exclusive and upscale feel
to the building fits our area to a T."
John Grove, of 1800 Gulf Drive, also supports the
condo project. "This project will improve the overall
look of that part of the Island and hopefully start a trend
of property improvement on arteries off of Gulf Drive."
The proposed condo would have parking on the
ground floor and two levels of living space at a maxi-
mum height of 34 feet, Smith said. Property owner is
Linda Nelson; John Touchton hopes to be the devel-
oper. Their projected sale price per unit is $400,000.
Although the city commission won't vote on the
Vista del Ponticello project until later this month, com-
missioners expressed their thoughts on the develop-
ment. Their views weren't positive.
"It will change the neighborhood, said Mayor
Gail Cole. "When do you say no? Where do you draw
the line? I don't want Bradenton Beach to be like
Longboat Key."
Vice Mayor John Chappie said he remembered
when the city's comprehensive plan was adopted in the
early 1990s. "We wanted to keep residential, single-
family homes along the shoreline. I think we have to
draw a line, and it's already there [in the existing
single-family bayfront zoning]."
"I agree with John," said Commissioner Bill
Arnold. "I don't want us to set a precedent in the city."
"I don't want to hear that crap about 'adding to the
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we're already too high regarding our density, and we
can't allow more high-density development on our
shores, both the Gulf and the bay."
The project received approval from the Bradenton
Beach Planning and Zoning Board in July.
City commissioners usually hold a first reading of
zoning matters at one meeting, followed by a meeting
which includes public comment and then a commission
decision. In the Vista del Ponticello matter, the meet-
ing order was reversed, with public comment at the first
meeting and a commission decision without further
public comment permitted at the second session Aug
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Holmes Beach 79th Street
residents file petition
Several residents of 79th Street sent a petition to
Holmes Beach city commissioners as a formal request
to have a public bench replaced at the beach.
Ursula Lewis, a part-time resident of 79th Street,
said, "Our elderly residents and visitors need a place to
sit along the beach. People are willing to pay for a con-
crete and wood-slat bench to place in the dunes, not on
the beachfront owner's property."
Lewis noted that one of the women who signed the
petition, Virginia Messina, recently celebrated her 89th
birthday and used to enjoy sitting at the beach when
there was a bench there.
Residents made claims in the past that the city treated
the land at the end of 79th Street as public property by
providing benches and trash cans prior to granting a land
swap with two beachfront owners in February.
The beachfront property owners agreed to deed
property to the city to create a public walkway to the
beach. In exchange the city agreed to vacate 10 feet on
either side of the right of way on 79th Street.
The petitioners want the city to place a pubic bench
at the shore end of the walkway, overlooking the Gulf
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Hurrah! School's back in session
For parents, it must be a momentous occasion. Af-
ter a long, hot (very-hot) summer, the kids are finally
heading back to the classroom..
For one among us, recalling that day when a
youngster first trekked off to kindergarten, it was pretty
hard to believe day care and its accompanying price tag
had ended and the public school system was taking
over. Not only did it seem free, but they promised to
educate the kids, too.
Knowing now it's not really "free," and that the
price tag for a quality education is high, we're pleased
to note that at least on Anna Maria Island, quality goes
beyond the normal benchmark.
Kids attending Anna Maria Elementary School
have the advantage of a fantastic staff, caring volun-
teers and dedicated family members who contribute
daily to the success of every student. And a caring com-
munity that continually provides support.
We have living proof in all the friends, children of
friends and the kids we know who have attended school
there, some of whom have written for us, and some
who still do. (For example: 1967 graduate Paul Roat's
byline.)
Now we have a new sense of pride developing on
Anna Maria Island a new school. We're certain Is-
land Middle School will be all its founders hoped and
more. There was a lot of hard work in the application
process, gaining approval and funding, finding the right
location, and, ultimately staffing IMS.
Imagine the pride that will emerge with the first
graduating class in the spring.
We have a lot to look forward to this year.

Now, a 'Barry' important message
There's no room for complacency in hurricane sea-
son. Unless you're without modern conveniences, such
as a television, you probably saw the effects of Tropi-
cal Storm Barry on Florida's Panhandle coast.
In fact, the flooding pictured on TV from the Tropi-
cal Shores.area of Pinellas County, just a hop over the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge to our north, was horrendous.
Thankfully, this time around, we were spared for
the most part. The beach took a beating and we lost
some areas of sand, but a lot of it will come back.
Turtle Watch was amply prepared as a result of the
previous storm.
The message is: If you don't have your "hurricane
plan" ready to implement, better get "cracking."
Stop by our office, any of the Island city halls, the
Island libraries or the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
stations for a copy of The Islander's special 2001
Storm Season section.
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Don't give up Perico fight
We come from Germany and chose Bradenton and
our house on Perico Island as our second (favorite)
home.
I'd like to comment on Perico Island: Keep on
fighting.
The fight for a good and intelligently created future
for Perico and the whole Bradenton area might soon be
over. And legally it might be even right.
But think about this: Imagine Mayor Poston would
inherit a beautiful picture by Vincent van Gogh. Then
Poston would want to scribble huge letters onto the
priceless and unique picture: A, R, V, I, D and A. No
one could stop him. Legally. No discussion about that.
But wouldn't it be utterly stupid to destroy that master-
piece?
Bradenton and Mayor Wayne Poston inherited a
beautiful, priceless and unique piece of nature on the
north end of Perico Island. Wouldn't it be stupid and
irresponsible to destroy it?
Save the beauty and the future of our area: No
house on Perico Island should be higher than the high-
est palm tree.
Greg Fassbender, Bradenton
Holmes Beach, put a bench back
I have addressed the following letter, together with
a petition signed by the residents of affected neighbor-
hood, to the Holmes Beach City Commission:
The enclosed petition is a formal request for the
replacement of the public bench at the beach of 79th
Street.
Residents' numerous telephone calls and personal
visits to city hall concerning the matter had no results.
The official response to us was that "the beachfront
owners do not wish to have the public bench replaced"
or "we have given your original bench to another loca-
tion and there is no money to purchase a new one for
the 79th Street site."
These arguments are unreasonable and completely
unacceptable. The beachfront owners should be content


with the gains they made by proposing the infamous
"land swap," complete with the "sign-here deed" which
you, the commissioners, were so anxious to accept -
ostensibly for the "public good."
In addition to receiving public land, adding many
thousands of dollars to their properties' value, these
owners also talked you into having their new bound-
aries landscaped by city crews. Labor and material fur-
nished by the taxpayers cost $1,866.70, according to an
accounting we requested.
We take the position that the beachfront owners
do not have the right to dictate to you, or to the pub-
lic, if or where a bench can be placed outside their
property boundaries.
Concerning the cost of a new bench: Since you seem
to have enough funds to make private property owners
happy, why not spend a few dollars on the rest of us?
Your unanimous decision to accept the "land
swap" earlier this year the legality of which is still
in question has destroyed our unique neighborhood
which had been enjoyed by people from all over the
Island for many years. The shaded parcels, designated
as a common recreation area, are now fenced off and
one beachfront owner has cut down all the 50-year-old
trees, leaving a wasteland.
We have lost our shelter and its seats to your demo-
lition crew and our elderly residents and winter visitors
have no place to rest and enjoy the beach.
We submit this petition to have the public bench
restored to its previous location as soon as possible.
Ursula Lewis, Holmes Beach and Winter Haven

Need a kitty?
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Bradenton Beach alley cats.
Do you need a kitten? Many of the beautiful and
healthy Island kittens have been socialized and are
ready for adoption at Alley Cat Rescue. Call 748-8734
and ask for Audrey for adoption information and a visi-
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THE ISLANDER U AUGUST 8, 2001 U PAGE 7


Anna Maria committee seeking to go private


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The requirements of Florida's Sunshine Law are
too cumbersome for Anna Maria's newly formed En-
vironmental Enhancement and Education Committee,
and members are looking into the idea of privatization.
At the committee's second meeting Aug. 2, members
discussed the requirements of the law which mandates that
elected officials and members of governmental boards that
advise the city meet in the open. Officials and board mem-
bers are not allowed to discuss privately any business that
may come before them for a vote.
Committee member Jean Murray said she thought
they could get more done if they could talk freely amongst
themselves. There was resistance to the prohibition on
committee members calling each other and talking things
over on the telephone out of the public venue.
Members of the committee said they would like
their meetings to be open to everybody. "Anybody
could attend, but only committee members would
vote," member Diane Canniff said.
Chairman Tim Eiseler said, "I want us to be an
action committee, not something all tied up with red
tape. What are the benefits of being part of the govern-
ment? I mean, why should we?"
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, who is the city
commission's liaison to the committee, said he wasn't
sure he would be able to attend meetings if the commit-
tee becomes a private group. He said he would place
the issue on the agenda for the city commission's Aug.
9 meeting and check with City Attorney Jim Dye.
Committee members also wondered if they could
still get funding, if they could meet at city hall, and if
they would still be able to make recommendations to
the city commission.
"I don't see why we couldn't apply for money from
the city and from other sources like the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society and the [Anna Maria Island]
Community Center do," said Margaret Jenkins.
The Islander checked on the privatization concept
with Anna Maria resident Chuck Webb, an attorney
with an extensive background in governmental law,
including the Sunshine Law.


He said the Sunshine Law and public records laws
absolutely apply if the committee operates as an offi-
cial city committee. Members may not talk to one an-
other about any issue outside of a meeting on which
they may be called upon to make a decision.
"Privatization doesn't always remove all legal
strictures, though," Webb said. "The Sunshine reaches
into private corporations. For example, the city is con-
sidering outsourcing some inspections. If a company is
hired to do the inspections, any part of their corporate
records dealing with Anna Maria inspections will be
subject to the public records laws."
Webb said if the Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee wants to be just a group of citi-
zens who get together and then come to a commission
meeting and say we think you should do this or that,
then there is nothing to stop them.
After the discussion of the Sunshine Law and pub-
lic records laws, the committee elected Eiseler as its
chairman. Jean Murray will serve as vice chair. No one
wanted to be the secretary, so that task will be rotated
in alphabetical order.
A mission statement was developed which states,
"The Environmental Enhancement and Education
Committee will work to protect and enhance the natu-
ral beauty and livability of the City of Anna Maria."
The committee currently has 15 members, and
there was some discussion about how long people
would serve on the committee and if others could join.
"The more the merrier, as far as I'm concerned.
You just need to be able to count on people to do what
they sign on to do," Eiseler said.
Committee member Elizabeth Moss said, "As long
as I'm on the Island and alive, I commit myself."
Skoloda said one of the main reasons groups fail is
if they try to be too spontaneous and too loose. He said
under these circumstances, they tend to lose direction.
He also advised committee members to work with
different levels of agreement. "You can set the minimum
standard of agreement with consensus. That means you
might not like it. but you can live with it. If you always
work towards consensus, you'll have less divisiveness."
Committee member Penni Neumann, co-owner


with her husband of Neumann's Island Beach Store,
said she wanted everyone to know that she would be
involved as a resident and as a business owner, and she
might have to search her conscience to make sure she
wasn't just serving her own self-interest.
Eiseler said that as the owner of tourist accommo-
dations, he was in the same position as Neumann.
Other members said they valued Neumann as a repre-
sentative of the city's business owners.
The committee then got down to making additions
to a list they started at their first meeting on what they
want to accomplish.
The list includes three categories: maintenance,
future projects and public education. One of the new
ideas proposed was to have an environmental enhance-
ment strategic planning session utilizing the assistance
of master gardeners in the community. They also
briefly discussed having parking stickers.
The committee made plans to meet again at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 8 at Elizabeth Moss's house at 101 Willow St.


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Island property owners will continue to receive a 10
percent discount.
All three Island cities continue to earn the discount
offered by the Federal Emergency Management
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or counties meet a lengthy list of criteria established by
the federal government.
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Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
all qualify for the 10 percent discount. Longboat Key
receives the highest discount at 15 percent.
County officials have been under fire from FEMA
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Island Middle School plans open


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Students and their parents and members of the
community will get a sneak peek at the Island Middle
School at an open house from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 9. The school is located in the education building
at Island Baptist Church at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach.
Classes will begin Aug. 13 at 9:30 a.m. sharp for
the 50 sixth- and seventh-graders already enrolled at
the new Island charter school. There are still 10 spaces
open for enrollment and applications are being ac-
cepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Enrollment has been growing recently due to
word of mouth," said Noranne Hutcheson, part-time
executive director of IMS.
There will be an organized presentation from 7 to
8 p.m. during the open house, and students and parents
will also have an opportunity to meet the administra-
tors and teaching staff.
Jeanne Shell has been named the school's director
and Hutcheson said that Shell will be responsible for
overseeing the school in the same way a principal
would. Shell has 30 years of experience with the Mana-
tee County school system.
The core curriculum teachers will be Mary Mazza
and Jenifer Catlin. The school offers an arts-infused
curriculum that is based on the Manatee County guide-
lines for middle schools.
Mazza will teach integrated language arts and so-
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Catlin will be teaching integrated math and science
with a focus on marine biology and environmental sci-
ence. Catlin has a background in agriculture and has
taught college-level courses in the Cayman Islands.
Hutcheson said that students can expect to use the
entire Island as their laboratory. Some projects that
they can look forward to include growing their own
vegetables or plants in individual five-gallon "earth
buckets," create a public awareness program for Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, and participate in a national
beach debris monitoring program.
"Someone from Turtle Watch will be at the open
house to talk about the students' future involvement
with the group," said Hutcheson. "We will be adopting
one of the first turtle hatchlings of the season and the
students will get to name it."
In addition to the core subjects, each student will
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Students will be placed in either the advanced or begin-
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door activities and it is a 15-minute walk from the
school.
Other enrichment courses will be offered later in
the year as more staff positions are filled. Some of the
courses under consideration include culinary arts, vi-
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"We are looking for anyone with a talent, even if
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THE ISLANDER E AUGUST 8, 2001 E PAGE 9

Anna Maria's denial of variance request in court's hands


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
It's official. The City of Anna Maria is being sued
over its denial of a request for a variance to setback
requirements at a 5,500-square-foot Gulffront lot at 107
Elm St. Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh was served with
official notice of the filing last week at city hall.
Attorneys for Susan Negele, who is acting as per-
sonal representative for her late father's estate, have
filed a certiorari request with Manatee County Circuit
Court.
Negele is represented by the Sarasota law firm of
Brigham Moore. Her request for a variance to setback
requirements was denied at the June 28 city commis-
sion meeting. She is asking for a variance of 7 feet on
the side. This is 3 feet shy of the required 10-foot set-
back requirement.
Moore's petition to the court states, "The planning
and zoning board, finding by substantial competent
evidence that the variance request now met all eight of
the criteria enumerated in the zoning code, including
and particularly that the proposed variance represented
the minimum modification of the regulation at issue."
Negele's struggle to build on the lot has gone on
for almost five years. The first obstacle was with the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
which classified the lot as environmentally sensitive.
That obstacle was removed with negotiations that in-
clude construction of a dune and placement of the
house within a trapezoidal-shaped section on about 20
percent of the property at the rear (landward) portion
of the lot.
That's the point at which the matter came before
the city's planning and zoning board on Feb. 26.
Negele's attorney presented a request for variances to
the setback requirements to the side and rear of the
property.
William Moore, Negele's attorney, argued that
because of the DEP requirements, a variance was
needed or the lot couldn't be utilized.
Variances can only be granted in cases of special
circumstances, and the circumstances have to relate to
the property in question.


The P&Z board sent Negele back to the drawing
board with orders to move a driveway, reduce portions
of the roof overhang encroaching on the setback and to
come up with the "minimum setback variance re-
quired."
On March 26, Negele appeared before the P&Z
board again and received unanimous approval for a
structure with a 665-square-foot footprint. This was a
reduction from the 952 square feet originally requested.
At the meeting, P&Z board members asked Negele
to further scale back the plan to meet minimum modi-
fication to the setback requirements. The request for the
side setback was reduced to 7 feet, 3 feet shy of the
required 10. At that point the board gave unanimous
approval to the request and sent its recommendation to
the city commission.
The next stop was the April 26 city commission
meeting, which resulted in Negele being sent back to
the P&Z board for a review of the changes she pro-
posed.
The P&Z board's function is to make recommen-
dations to the city commission, and at the June 28
meeting, Chairman Doug Copeland recommended the
variance request be approved. Stephen Thompson
spoke on behalf of the Blanton family and neighbors
who oppose the proposal to build on the beachfront lot.
The commission voted 3-2 to deny the request.
Commissioners Jay Hill, John Michaels and Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda voted for denial. Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh and Commissioner Linda Cramer were in
favor of granting the variance.
After the meeting, Negele said she didn't feel she
had any choice but to take the matter to court. "We
have bent over backwards to work with the city, but
they have never addressed the fact that we have done
everything they asked us to do and more.
"They don't seem interested in the facts and in their
own laws and zoning regulations. Our request is well
within the parameters of their requirements," Negele
said.
In the case of a certiorari suit, judge considers writ-
ten evidence. In this case, Moore has filed the original ap-
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Dec. 1,1998, stating the lot is buildable, a transcript of the
planning and zoning board meetings of Feb. 29, March 26
and June 4, transcripts of the April 26 and June 28 city
commission meetings, renderings of the footprints of the
proposed structure, a letter from West Manatee Fire &
Rescue District and excerpts from the city's code of ordi-
nances and comprehensive plan.
The assigned judge will study the documents submit-
ted. The city has the opportunity to submit further docu-
ments on its own behalf and then Negele's attorneys can
file a response to whatever the city may submit.
At that point, no new facts can be considered. The
judge is supposed to study the matter and make a ruling.
If he or she decides the city was in error, the matter will
likely be sent back to the city commission for a new hear-
ing with a request for correction of the error.
The certiorari suit contains no request for damages.
The city's only expense at this point will be its own
legal fees.

Center is resuming programs
After a few weeks' interruption, three programs are
scheduled to resume at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Bridge play will resume at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 14, in the gymnasium, $2 per person.
"Muscles and More" picks up again Aug. 28 under
instructor Sherry Fideler. Classes will be at 9 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, $4 for Center members, $5
for non-members.
"Gentle Aerobics" will begin at 9 a.m. Friday,
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lar Dystrophy Association Saturday at Cortez Road
on Gulf Drive. Sarah Pinkley, daughter of
Firefighter Jay Pinkley, helped organize the drive.
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Wolfe's 'whittlin's' exhibited
at Artist Guild's gallery
The "whittlin"' of Anna Maria's Doug Wolfe is
being featured in the August exhibition at the gallery
of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, and he will
demonstrate his techniques at three appearances.
A former Anna Maria City commissioner, Wolfe has
been "whittlin"' on the Island for 15 years. He recounts
how he found a pocket knife and started putting points on
sticks, as most whittlers do, and his work "just evolved."
He now does intaglio bas relief and two- and three-
dimensional carvings in sizes varying from hand-held to
wall size.
He will demonstrate whittling during the mornings of
Aug. 14 and 17 and the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 10, at
the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The gal-
lery opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday, remaining open
until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Further information is available at 778-6694.

CG auxiliary building new home
Ousted from its longtime home, stonewalled from the
Island, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will break ground
Thursday for a headquarters all its own on the mainland.
Flotilla 81 called Coast Guard Auxiliary Anna
Maria Island for the site of its birth 30 years ago will
host a ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 to signal the begin-
ning of its construction at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd
Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton.
It will be a 1,600-square-foot training center, op-
erations base and administration building, said the Rev.
Albert G. Yusko, who is flotilla chaplain, spokesman
and fundraiser-in-chief, among other duties.
The flotilla will lease the land there from the Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation Department for $10 a
year on a 30-year contract, he said. As chairman of the
flotilla fundraising committee, he and his fellow sailors
have raised $50,000 already and will continue their efforts.
The flotilla has 80 members, he said, perhaps half of
them from the Island. It enjoyed a headquarters in Cortez
until the land's owner built tennis courts there. For the past
year it has met in the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Cortez.
For years the auxiliary tried to acquire a site on
Anna Maria Island, but the "not in my back yard" syn-
drome hardened opposition to each Island location sug-
gested, said Yusko.
The new building will see boating safety courses
every month except July and August, three weeks of
instruction from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
Interested boaters may register by calling 778-6768 or
just show up for the course, Yusko said. The instruc-
tion is free, with students paying $25 for materials.
The flotilla itself will meet there the first and third
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Also in the building's future will be the flotilla's
other courses in navigation, weather, air operations,
crew/seamanship and vessel examinations.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary examines vessels for
safety and seaworthiness, issuing stickers of approval
for boats that pass the test and corrective advisories to
those that don't.
It works actively with the Coast Guard, taking up
slack for the frequently overburdened service. Auxil-
iary members do everything the regular Coast Guard
does except law enforcement, Yusko explained.
He added that every year No. 81 is one of the top
flotillas in the Seventh Coast Guard District, judged by
work effort, number of vessel examinations, training
and other activities.


Open Audition:

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Eleanor C. Sauers, Co-Producer
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Sunday August 12 7:30 pm Run dates Oct. 5-14
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Players auditioning Sunday
for 'Blithe Spirit'
Auditions for the Noel Coward play "Blithe
Spirit" will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria City.
Director Kelly Woodland said she has parts
for one woman of any age, one younger woman,
and two men and three women between 30 and 50.
Island Players will open its 53rd season with the
play from Oct. 5 to 14. Further information may
be obtained by calling 794-8762.



Library sends out call
for best sellers
With library action minimal during the draggy days
of August, the Manatee County Public Library System
has issued a plea for best sellers to take a strain off the
budget.
"Whatever types of books you buy and read if
they're hardcover copies of any of the'latest best sell-
ers, you've read them and now they're beginning to
collect dust consider donating them to the library,"
the county system said in its appeal.
The county spends more than $400,000 a year buy-
ing books and other library materials, some of them
multiple copies because of high demand, and the sup-
ply often doesn't keep up, said the library.
"By donating books you no longer need ... you're
helping the library, your friends and neighbors by free-
ing up library resources to purchase a wider variety of
materials."
As a convince, the library added: "You'll also
have less to dust at home."
On display at the Island Branch Library, 5701.
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, during August are Kay
Lavres' "Turtle Collection" and Barbara Singer's wa-
tercolors.
August activities at the library include:
Monday, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, Internet class for
beginners (advance registration required), 8:30 to 10
a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, veterans service
officer interviews vets by appointment (749-3030), 1
to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-6341.

Time to sign up for Center soccer
Boys and girls from 5 to 14 years of age must sign
up next week if they want to play soccer in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's fall program.
Registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 17, at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. The fee for mem-
bers is $40 for the first child, plus $35 for each ad-
ditional child in the family. Fees are $5 more for
non-members. Shin guards are required and may be
bought at the Center for $10.
The Center pointed out, however, that no child is
turned away for lack of funds and that scholarships are
available.
Kevin Cassidy, girls soccer coach at Manatee High
School, and his squad will be in charge of this year's
soccer camp. It will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15, 16 and 17.
The annual three-night camp helps gear up for try-
outs and season play, and camp registration is open at
the Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but Sunday
through Aug. 14. Camp cost is $25 for members, $30
non-members.
To participate in soccer this year a youngster must
be age 5 by Aug. 21 or no older than 14 by Aug. 21.
The Center has posted this regulation: "For parity
of the league, everyone who signs up (for the soccer
season) must attend at least one tryout date to be placed
on a team. Everyone who tries out will be placed on a
team. Children who do not try out will be placed on a
waiting list."
Dates for the tryouts will be established soon, the
Center said.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.


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Shakin' it up
The Vacation Bible School at Island Baptist Church offered 3- and 4-year-old toddlers a chance to participate
in the week-long program. These youngsters shook bottles of sand as they sang a lullaby. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan.

Vacation Bible School closes with musical performance


Participants in Vacation Bible School at the Island
Baptist Church in Anna Maria celebrated the end of the
week-long program with a commencement ceremony.
Toddlers and children in kindergarten through
sixth grade were divided into groups based on age and
spent the week as "Truth Trackers," the theme for this
year's program.
The young "Truth Trackers" were on the search for
the stone tablets containing the 10 Commandments.


Many of the evening's activities related to the 10 Com-
mandments and the group learned a "Truth Trackers"
theme song, which they sang each night to start off
Bible school.
More than 90 youths attended the Bible school
each night, which Beverly Wilmore, Vacation Bible
School director, said was an all-time high.
Camp activities included studies on missionary work
in Africa, arts and crafts, the Bible and a music program.


Obituaries


Leslie N. Hinds
Leslie N. Hinds, 82, of Hamilton, Ohio, died Aug.
1.
Born-in Scripio, Ind., Mr. Hinds was a machinist
and retired shop foreman at Hamilton Tool. He served
in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean
War. He was a member of St. Ann Church, Hamilton.
Mass of Christian burial was Aug. 4 at St. Ann
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati Ohio
45242 or American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon
Place, Cincinnati Ohio 45219.
He is survived by wife Mary; sons Robert T. of
Anna Maria Island and James L. of Niceville, Fla.;
daughter Judith Reckman of Cincinnati; sisters Margie
White and Ilene Freshcorn, both of Hamilton; 1
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruth M. Keiser
Ruth M. Keiser, 93, of Holmes Beach, died July
30.
Born in Paw Paw, Ill., Mrs. Keiser came to Mana-
tee County from South Bend, Ind., in 1970. She was a
homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Community
Church. Anna Maria.
Memorial services will be in South Bend at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine
Hospital for Crippled Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive,
Tampa FL 33612. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Muriel Wells
Reppenhagen of Bradenton; two grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.


Mary Landraitis
Mary Landraitis, 85, of Perico, died July 31.
Born in Meriden, Conn., Mrs. Landraitis moved to
Manatee County from the Hartford, Conn., area in
1996. She was a still-life and landscape artist and a
homemaker.
Services were private. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years,
George; sons Charles K. of West Roxbury, Mass., Rob-
ert G. of Cromwell, Conn., and Paul G. of Seattle,
Wash.; daughter Joan M. Navin of Carlyle, Pa.; sister
Katherine A. Dunham of Madison, N.J.; brother John
J. Keane of Clearwater; and six grandchildren.


Dr. William E. Smith
Dr. William E. Smith, 90, of Anna Maria, died
Aug. 4.
Born in Richmond,
Ind., Mr. Smith came to
Anna Maria from there in
1968. He was a dentist in
Richmond for more than 50
years before his retirement. -
He was a graduate of Indi-
ana University. He served in ^ '.
the U.S. Army Air Corps
during World War II from .--
1943-46. He was a member
of the Key Royale Golf
Club, the Anna Maria Island Smith
Garden Club, a lifelong
Mason, a member of the Richmond Masoic Lodge for
more than 50 years, and a founding member of the
YMCA Mens Club, Richmond. He was a birthright
Quaker, belonging to the First Friends Church in Rich-
mond. He attended Roser Memorial Community Church.
He celebrated his 66th wedding anniversary with
wife Edith June 30, 2001.
Memorial services will be held in Richmond at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Ichthys Ministries in care of Clyde Johnson, 215 Col-
lege Ave., Richmond IN 47374.
He is survived by wife Edith; sons Richard W. of
Bradenton and Lawrence M. of Williamsburg, Ind.;
daughter Dr. Carolyn Blakey of Richmond; grandchil-
dren Ronney Shield of Tokyo, Japan, and Branden
Shield of Minnesota; and great-grandchild Alex, of
Minnesota.

Ruth Helling White
Ruth Helling White, 85, of Sarasota and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died July 21.
Born in Liberty, N.Y., Mrs. White attended the Uni-
versity of Heidelburg and graduated from Wellesley Col-
lege. She was active in the Wellesley Club, Junior Good-
will and the League of Women Voters.
Services will be Aug. 20, in Newbury, N.H. Me-
morial contributions may be made to the Newbury
Public Library, P.O. Box 245, Newbury NH 03255.
She is survived by son Gordon S. Jr. of Lansing,
Mich.; daughters Marsha White de Farro of Grapevine,
Texas, and Susan White Siegesmund of Golden, Colo.;
and seven grandchildren.


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Mother turtles busy on Anna Maria Island beaches


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
In a veritable frenzy of nesting, 17 loggerhead turtles
have left their eggs in Anna Maria Island's warm sand in
the two weeks since the infamous storm of July 24.
That's about 1,700 potential hatchlings, noted Suzi
Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for the Island, and many times more than usual
at this stage of the season.
Normally Turtle Watch volunteers patrolling the
beach at sunrise find one a week. "It's very late for such
high numbers," said Fox, who also heads Turtle Watch.
The latest nest in 2000 was laid Aug. 16.
The new nests bring to 178 the total so far this year
on Anna Maria.
Hatching is going extraordinarily well, Fox said,
with not a single hatchling lured to onshore lights -
and death instead of to the twinkle of the Gulf as
instinct allows.
"People are really being great about lights this
year," she said. "Every season we've had trouble all the
way through with lights visible from the beach. Now,
no disorientations at all."
She and the other Turtle Watch volunteers finished
their beach search for new nests about Aug. 15 in years
past, she said, but this year they'll go on into Decem-
ber because of the beach renourishment project. The
organization is meeting criteria for Manatee County's
beach renourishment program, that requires turtles re-
ceive total protection 30 days before and after the sea-
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The Adopt-a-Hatchling program got a big boost,
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sides. Altogether, the party cleared $717 to relieve the
strain on existing funds, all of which are committed far
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Bay Drive South vacation set for Sept. 20


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Sept. 20 will be the date of the hearing on whether
or not Bay Drive South will remain public or become
private property.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners set the street
vacation date last week. The meeting will begin at 5:30
p.m. at city hall.
Residents of the South Bay Association, led by
Ken Lohn, asked the city to consider vacating the city
right of way to the upland landowners earlier this year.
"The lack of city care, maintenance and policing of the
land it owns is the major factor in contributing to any
trashiness or shabbiness that continues to afflict our
neighborhood," association members wrote to the com-
mission.
The vacation proposal would be done block by
block from Fifth Street South to 13th Street South. All
bayfront adjacent upland residents in each block would
have to agree to the vacation for the land to revert from


public to private use.
City Attorney Alan Prather said street vacation
filing fees had been paid for the entire bayfront prop-
erty, although there were still four homeowners who
had not filled out the required paperwork. He sug-
gested, and the commission agreed, including the en-
tire street's length in the vacation request and, if
some parcels were not encompassed by the Septem-
ber meeting, those lands could be removed at that
point.
Bay Drive South is a platted but undeveloped street
along Anna Maria Sound.
Residents have complained about vandalism, trash
and crumbling seawalls in the area. Since the city owns
the land abutting the Sound, any seawalls built would
probably be on city property. Cost estimates to seawall
the entire stretch of property topped more than
$800,000.


Time to sign up for O'Connor Bowling Challenge


The 1 Ith Annual O'Connor Bowling Chal-
lenge is approaching and bowlers can sign up at
two places on Anna Maria Island.
The tournament will be from 6:30 p.m. on-
ward Saturday, Aug. 25, at AMF Bradenton Lanes,
4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton, hosted by Billy and
George O'Connor and sponsored by The Islander.
An awards party at the Beach House Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will
follow the competition. Awards for the various
divisions in the tournament will be made at the
party, along with other prizes and food and drink.
Entertainment will be on the restaurant's deck.
A big-screen TV will be raffled, with chances


for entry in the big raffle $1 each. The prize is be-
ing donated by The Islander and Circuit City Foun-
dation.
Bowlers may pre-register with Billy O'Connor at
Island Discount Tackle, 2218 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday
to Saturday, and at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday
through Fridays. Sign-up, sign-in is at the AMF Lanes
from 5 to 6:15 p.m. the day of the tournament.
The fee of $20 per person covers three games,
shoes and six raffle tickets. The event will benefit
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ducky, which will be launched in Lake LaVista at the
Crescent Street bridge in Anna Maria. It's all part of
a beauty contest for men's legs, with the money
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Society. Kosfeld earns votes for his legs at $10 per
vote. The ducks will "race" to the humpback bridge
at Bay Boulevard tide and wind willing with
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Capt. Chris Galati. Supporters plan to sell ducks
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Children are counting on you to be aware of school zones, buses and bus
stops! As you hurry to and from work and appointments, kids are hurrying to
and from school. Keep an eye out for youngsters waiting for buses and
walking to and from school. Remember to observe school zone speed limits
and, as always, that pedestrians have the right of way. This public service
message is sponsored by the following local merchants ..


SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 13


Please drive


carefully!

Floors R Us
5334 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5500


A Paradise Inc., Realtor
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4800


AMI West
9801 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-6877


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Maria Realty, Inc.
Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-2259


The Beachhouse Restaurant
200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach
779-2222


Ben Cooper & Associates
3909 East Bay Dr., Suite 110 Holmes Beach
778-6118


Bridge Tender Inn
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
778-4849


Christie's Plumbing
5508 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-3924


City of Bradenton Beach
107 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach
778-1005


Duffy's Tavern
3901 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2501


Fran Maxon Real Estate
9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-2307 1 800 306-9666


Green Real Estate
9906 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-0455


Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes
6000 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4480


Home True Value Hardware
5324 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2811 Fax 778-6982


Island Family Physicians
3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
778-1007


Island Starter & Alternator
3014 Avenue C Holmes Beach
778-0818


Island Vacation Properties
3001 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-6849


The Islander
5404 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7978


Jessie's Island Store
5424 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-6903


Jim Mixon Insurance Inc.
5412 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2253


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5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5710


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9908 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
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3101 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 8, 2001 M PAGE 15


New faces at Anna Maria Elementary School


Anna Maria Elementary School is welcoming sev-
eral new staff members for the school year.
Gary Wooten will be the new art teacher and
Jeanette Martin will visit the school as a curriculum
technology specialist.


This year there are also two new teacher's aides,
April Dickerson and Amy Slicker.


didates for the cafeteria position.
Parents and students are encouraged to meet the


Soon a new cafeteria manager will be hired to fill teachers and staff at the open house from 4:30 to 6
in while Eris Lightner takes a leave of absence. Prin- p.m. Aug. 9.
cipal Tim Kolbe is in the process of interviewing can- For more information, call the school at 708-5525.


Island, Longboat Key, Cortez morning bus schedules


Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 87, Bus 75, Driver: S. Haisley
Time Bus stop description
7:25 Marina Drive & 67th Street
7:26 Marina Drive & 68th Street
7:27 Marina Drive & 72nd Street
7:28 Marina Drive & 75th Street
7:29 Marina Drive & 82nd Street
7:32 Gulf Drive North & 75th Street
7:34 Gulf Drive North & 68th Street
7:35 Gulf Drive North & 65th Street
Route 87, Bus 75, Driver: S. Haisley
Time Bus stop description
7:48 Gulf Drive North & Palm Avenue
7:51 Spring Avenue & North Shore Drive
7:51 Spring Avenue & Tarpon Street
7:52 Spring Avenue & Bay Boulevard South
7:53 Bay Boulevard North & Crescent Drive
7:54 Bay Boulevard North & Hibiscus Avenue
7:54 Bay Boulevard North & Alamanda Avenue
7:56 North Shore Drive & Gladiolus Street
7:57 780 North Shore Drive
7:58 North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
7:59 North Shore Drive & Linda Lane
8:00 North Shore Drive & Coconut Avenue
8:01 North Shore Drive & Pine Avenue
8:03 Gulf Drive North & Oak Avenue
8:03 Gulf Drive North & Peppertree Lane
Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
Time Bus stop description
7:26 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre Shops)



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Gulf of Mexico Drive & Street Judes Street
Gulf of Mexico Drive & Emerald Harbor Drive
Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
Gulf of Mexico Drive & De Narvaez Drive
Palm Drive & Broadway (Rear of Chevron)
Gulf Drive South & 10th Street South,
Bradenton Beach
Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
Gulf Drive North & 2nd Street North
Gulf Drive North & 12th Street North
1801 Gulf Drive North (Runaway Bay)


Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: M. Tomasiak
Time Bus stop description
7:49 Gulf Drive North & Sixth Avenue E.
7:52 Gulf Drive North & 30th Street
7:53 2310 Gulf Drive North
7:54 23rd Street North & Avenue C
7:55 Avenue C & 24th Street N.E.
7:56 Avenue C & 25th Street North
7:57 Gulf Drive North & 28th Street
7:58 Gulf Drive North & 30th Street (East Side)
8:00 3801 E. Bay Drive

King Middle School
Route 80, Bus 97, Driver: A. Cosby
Time Bus stop description
8:00 75th Street W. & 24th Avenue W. (East Side)
8:01 24th Avenue W. & 75th Street W. (West Side)
8:07 Manatee Avenue West and Perico Bay Boulevard.
(North Side,
8:09 11901 Manatee Avenue W (7-Eleven)


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8:11 Manatee Avenue West and Sixth Avenue W.
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8:16 Gulf Drive North & 51st Street
8:20 Manatee Avenue W. & Sixth Avenue
(South Side)
8:21 Sixth Avenue W. & 35th Street
8:22 Gulf Drive North & E. Bay Drive
8:24 Gulf Drive North & 28th Street
8:27 E. Bay Drive & Sunbow Bay
8:33 Manatee Avenue W. & Perico Bay Boulevard
(South Side)
8:34 Manatee Avenue W. & Bristol Bay Drive
8:38 Manatee Avenue W. & Flamingo Drive
Route 87, Bus 75, Driver: S. Haisley
Time Bus stop description
8:15 Pine Avenue & Tarpon Street
8:16 Tarpon Street & Spring Avenue
8:17 Spring Avenue & Bay Boulevard South
8:18 Bay Boulevard North & Pine Avenue
8:19 Bay Boulevard North & Crescent Drive
8:20 Bay Boulevard North & Poinsetta Avenue
8:21 Bay Boulevard North & Jacaranda Avenue
8:21 North Shore Drive & Gladiolus Street
8:22 780 North Shore Drive
8:23 North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
8:24 North Shore Drive & Linda Lane
8:25 North Shore Drive & Coconut Avenue
8:27 Gulf Drive North & Magnolia Avenue
8:29 Gulf Drive North & Oak Avenue
8:30 Palm Drive & 81st Street
8:32 Marina Drive & 71st Street
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Bus schedule
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: M. Tomasiak
Time Bus stop description
8:20 Marina Drive & Key Royale Drive
8:22 Palm Drive & 76th Street
8:24 Palm Drive & Clark Drive
8:25 Marina Drive & 62nd Street
8:26 Marina Drive & 56th Street

Sugg Middle School
Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
Time Bus stop description
8:00 Avenue C & 24th Street North
8:01 Avenue C & 22nd Street North
8:03 Gulf Drive North & 12th Street North
8:12 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulf Side Road (North LBK)
8:16 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Center Shops)
8:17 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Street Judes Street
(Corner Mart)
8:18 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Drive E. AM Island Road
8:20 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris Street
8:22 Palm Drive & Broadway (Rear of Chevron)
8:26 Gulf Drive South & 11th Street South,
Bradenton Beach
8:28 Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
8:29 Gulf Drive North & 3rd Street North

Bayshore High School
Route 62, Bus 40, Driver: M. Wieland
Time Bus stop description
6:14 Cortez Road & Waterway Apts
6:15 Cortez Road W. & 101st Street W.
6:16 Cortez Road W. & 107th Street W.
6:18 Cortez Road W. & 115th Street W.
6:20 Cortez Road W. & 123rd Street W.
6:30 5055 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Club Longboat)
6:38 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Street Judes Street.
6:38 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Jungle Queen Way
6:39 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Drive E. AM Island
(Buccaneer Inn)
6:40 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
6:42 Broadway & Palm Drive
6:49 Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
6:50 Gulf Drive South & 1st Street North
6:51 Gulf Drive North & 12th Street North
6:52 Gulf Drive North & 17th Street.North
6:53 26thStreet North & Avenue C
6:55 Avenue C & 22nd Street North
7:00 Cortez Road W. & 124th Street W.
7:01 Cortez Road W. & 106th Street W.
7:03 Cortez Road W. & 102nd Street W.
7:05 Cortez Road W. & Coral Boulevard
7:07 86th Street Ct. W. & 44th Avenue Drive W.
7:10 86th Street W. & 54th Avenue W.
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Elementary Menu
Monday, Aug. 13
0 Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Cereal, Yogurt
Lunch: Corndog or Barbecue Pork, Oven Fries,
Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Aug. 14
SBreakfast: Breakfast Pockets, Yogurt, Cereal
* Lunch: Breaded Pork Patty or Bean and Cheese *
S Burrito, Winter Mix Vegetables, Cinnamon
Apples
Wednesday, Aug. 15
S Breakfast: French Toast Stick with Syrup,
Yogurt, Cereal
SLunch: Chicken and Noodles or Fish Sandwich,
SFresh Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Applesauce Cake
Thursday, Aug. 16
SBreakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
S Lunch: BBQ Rib or Beef Gravy, Mashed
S Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fresh Fruit
Friday, Aug.17
* Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
SLunch: Cheese Pizza or Jr. Cuban Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Dressing, Applesauce Cup
S Juice and milk are served with every meal. *



7:12 Cortez Road W. & 80th Street W.

Manatee High School
Route 76, Bus 189, Driver: C. Moore
Time Bus stop description
6:33 Gulf Drive North & 29th Street
6:34 Gulf Drive North & 31st Street
6:36 E. Bay Drive & Manatee Avenue (Foodway)
6:41 Gulf Drive North & Haverkos Ct.
6:42 Gulf Drive North & 46th Street
6:43 11901 Manatee Avenue W.
6:48 Manatee Avenue W. & Perico Bay Boulevard
6:50 Manatee Avenue W. & Flamingo Drive
Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: M. Tomasiak
Time Bus stop description


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Monday, Aug. 13
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Tuesday, Aug. 14
* Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and
SRoll or Chicken Patty on Bun with Condiments,
S Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed
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Wednesday, Aug. 15
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
SCondiments and Chips, Chef Salad with Dress-
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Thursday, Aug. 16
SLunch. Hot Dog with Condiments and Fries or
SBurrito with Salsa, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Fresh Steamed Baby Carrots, Fruit
Friday, Aug.17
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Chips or Beef
SGravy with Mashed Potatoes and Roll, Chef
SSalad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed Broccoli,
Fruit
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Pine Avenue & Bay Boulevard South
Bay Boulevard North & Crescent Drive
Bay Boulevard North & Poinsetta Avenue
Bay Boulevard North & Alamanda Avenue
777 North Shore Drive
North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
North Shore Drive & Fir Avenue
Gulf Drive North & Magnolia Avenue (IGA Store)
Gulf Drive North & Oak Avenue
Gulf Drive North & 85th Street
Palm Drive & 77th Street
Palm Drive & 71st Street
62nd Street & Marina Drive
Palm Drive & Key Royale Drive
Marina Drive & 57th Street


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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 8, 2001 M PAGE 17


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City-
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
July 26, 2600 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach bayside,
criminal mischief. The passenger windows of two
marine rescue vehicles were smashed.
July 27, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, juvenile problem. The park manager
called police after two juveniles knocked a large light
bulb off its base. According to the report, the juveniles
were fooling around on the sidewalk and accidentally
bumped into the light.
July 27, 2500 block of Gulf Drive, Circle K. traf-
fic. Officers responded to a traffic accident in the Circle
K parking lot. There were no series injuries reported.
The driver of one vehicle was issued a citation for hav-
ing an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
July 27,403 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach Police
Department, information. A man retrieved his missing
bicycle from the police department's found items.
July 29, 1400 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, stolen
vehicle. A couple reported their car stolen from the
beach parking lot. The car was located in the 2000
block of Coquina Park. A wallet and purse were miss-
ing from the car.
July 30, 900 block of Gulf Drive, Cortez Beach,
burglary, with $26 in cash reported stolen from a wal-
let left inside a woman's car. Approximately $100
worth of damage was done to the passenger side-door
vent window by the burglar.

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drops for the station at 3015 Gulf Drive have not
been made.
Ann Click, who has been the store man-
ager for the past six months, is responsible for
making the bank drop.


reported receiving injuries to her face and arm as well as
a broken tooth. She alleged that a man she met at a bar
injured her after she told him she was not interested in
dating. The accused man told police that her boyfriend got
angry with him for driving the woman home. He alleges
that the boyfriend caused her injuries.
July 28, 3018 Ave. C, Activex American, informa-
tion. A man told police he suspects the person he hired
to build two computers and work on his Web page of
fraud. He says the work was never finished and fears
the person is planning to skip town. He also sold this
person a used car, for which he says he still has not re-
ceived payment.
July 28, 500 block of 59th Street, theft. The out-
board motor of a boat was reported missing.
July 29, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells Restaurant,
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According to the police report, she failed to
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Marshall told police he called Click on her cell
phone and she offered to come into the store, but
never showed up. He has not been able to reach her
on the phone again.
According to the report, there is no known ad-
dress for Click and she is unaccounted for.


other members of the dinner party.
July 31, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. Graffiti was found on the masonry wall between
the pool and the Gulf and a poolside light fixture was
broken.
July 31, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, burglary. An Armani watch, visa credit card,
traveler's checks and $90 in cash were stolen from a
rental car.
Aug. 1, 6800 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A
man's bicycle was stolen.
Aug. 1, 200 block of 82 Street, criminal mischief.
Approximately $250 in damage was done to the rear
sliding glass door of a man's home. According to po-
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Water skipping 'Up North;' beach paradise, Texas style


As a Sunshine State native and a product of the
Florida education system, my experiences with the
outside world are somewhat limited. Sure, I can iden-
tify almost anything on a beach, but I readily admit to
having a lack of knowledge of things "Up North."
Like water skipping.
Apparently, snowmobiles are not just a winter toy.
The pilots of the personal more-often-snow-driven-
winter craft are taking to the waters of lakes and rivers
in summer. I guess you drive the things down a lake
bank or boat ramp and hydroplane across the water.
Sometimes. And in some places.
Montana has banned the watercresss" activity for
four months in no-wake zones and within 200 feet of
shore while officials try to figure out what to do about
the so-called sport. Snowmobilers must now also wear
a life jacket. Go figure.
The ban was prompted after the death of a guy last
month. Seems he was tearing across a reservoir and his
snowmobile died on him. It sank -hey, they don't
float, dummy! and, without a life jacket or any
swimming skills, he drowned. Go figure, again.
"It's using a piece of equipment in a way it just
wasn't intended," one state official said of the snowmo-
bile-on-water restriction. "My gut instinct is to ban the
suckers because it's going to be a big headache for us
down the road. But maybe that wouldn't be fair."
Water skipping has been around since 1977, and is
hyped from Michigan to New York as a summer sport.
Watercross is banned in Nebraska; Michigan law re-
quires snowmobiles be registered as boats. World
championship water skipping takes place in Wisconsin.
I've got a suggestion for another summer sport that
could be tried Up North: concrete-block river rafting.
You take a couple dozen cement blocks, lash them to-
gether, tie yourself onto the raft, then get a bunch of
friends to toss your craft into the river for an afternoon
of good, wholesome fun.
Jeez. And they say Floridians are weird.

Boating deaths down
Boating deaths are at an all-time low, even though
boat registration is at an all-time high.
Boat deaths in the United States dropped 5 percent
in 2000 from 1999. the third straight decline in fatali-
ties. Total U.S. boat registration is 12.9 million.
Officials say one unlikely tool has helped keep

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people alive: cellular phones. If a boater gets in trouble,
a call from a cell phone to law enforcement officials
can provide a quick response and help save lives.
Florida's boat deaths for 2000 were 46, down from 58
in 1999. Our record year for boating-related fatalities was
1991, when 95 people lost their lives on the water.
Almost all boat accidents, by the way, are opera-
tor-error induced through acts of recklessness, inexpe-
rience, inattention, speeding or drunkenness.
Texas beaches
Islander cartoonist Jack Egan and wife Judie just
returned from a Texas trip and, like all good news
hounds, Jack brought back some interesting newspaper
clippings specifically, an article from the Austin
American-Statesman on the beauty of Texas beaches.
From Galveston south to the Mexican border are
hundreds of miles of barrier islands with wide, sandy
beaches. The paper's article goes into glowing descrip-
tions of the fun in the sun to be had in Texas.
But ya gotta love this little sidebar story about acces-
sories to take when you visit the beautiful Texas beaches:
"You might also take along an old pair of shoes and
a can of Energine or other oil-cutting solvent. Although
there doesn't seem to be as much tar on the beach these
days, it's best to be prepared."
Back many years ago I worked for the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program. At a conference in
Seattle I got talking to the minister of propaganda from
the Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, and we
described the condition of our respective bays.
He had refineries discharging toxic stuff directly
into Galveston Bay, ships pumping out bilges filled
with nasty stuff into the bay, oil refineries leaking
greasy stuff into the bay, virtually no seagrasses and
beaches littered with broken glass and medical waste.
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off, leaving me with a fairly large bar tab.
I'll take a bar bill over tar on the beaches any day.

Take to the skies briefly
Time does indeed fly. Orville and Wilbur Wright
made four flights into the air in a powered aircraft on
Dec. 17, 1903. A group of aeronautical engineers are
working to build a replica aircraft to fly again at Kitty
Hawk, N.C., on the 100th anniversary of that event.
At least, they hope to fly it.
The engineers conducted wind tunnel tests on scale
models of the Wright brothers' plane and have been
able to design a computer flight simulator so pilots can
test how the plane flies. The pilots have found that it
doesn't handle worth a hoot.
"Every pilot, his first try, crashed the computer
simulator," a U.S. Air Force pilot said. "It took less
than a second."
An engineer described flying the plane as "like
balancing yardsticks on a finger, two at one time."
Another pilot said he "thoroughly cannot imagine
the Wright brothers, having very little experience in
powered aircraft, getting this airborne and flying. My
respect for what they did went up immediately the first
time I took the controls."
In light of the flight problems the test pilots are
experiencing, engineers are tweaking the under-con-
struction full-scale replica of the Wright plane and add-
ing a slew of stuff, like more power to the engine and
better wing design. As one guy put it, "We want the
experience, but we don't want to kill ourselves."

Sandscript factoid
Here's a pretty nifty Web site: www.time.gov. The
site gives you the exact time, plus has one of those global
maps that lets you know where sunrise and sunset is any-
where in the world. It's provided by the two "time agen-
cies" of the United States, a Department of Commerce
agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technol-
ogy, and its military counterpart, the U. S. Naval Obser-
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tribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should
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Grouper, snapper hungry offshore; backwater reds thick


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Wind and rain kept most fishers at the dock last
week, but the few who were able to get out were find-
ing redfish, snapper and grouper to be the best bets.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's had the catch of the week: a 200-pound tarpon.
Other action for Capt. Zach included mangrove snap-
per, redfish up to 28 inches, flounder, gag grouper, a
few pompano and catch-and-release snook up to 28
inches.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said offshore fishing
has been very good, with red and gag grouper to 25
pounds in about 100 feet of water. He"s also putting
charters onto snapper in the 5-pound range, with pin-
fish and cut bait working the best to reel 'em in. He's
also finding some mackerel and bonita.
Capt. Rick Gross said his trips last week included
20 redfish per trip and some good-sized snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle reported
pompano action just off the beaches, mangrove snap-
per on just about any artificial reef and redfish on the
seagrass flats. Offshore fishing is good to excellent -
when the weather cooperates.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's catching grouper up to 30 inches in
length and mangrove snapper to 4 pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he was finding Spanish mackerel,
mangrove snapper, reds and small sharks to be the best
bets.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss reeled in
red and gag grouper up to 20 pounds, plus lots and lots
of lane and mangrove snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching a few reds and trout on the
seagrass flats, but the weather kept most folks away
from the water. Shrimp are finally starting to get a little
bigger, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
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Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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Anna Maria Dolphins get fins wet in preseason game


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The Anna Maria Dolphins will have a better per-
spective on what happens in a tackle football game
after their 33-0 loss to the Pride Park Packers Saturday,
Aug. 4, at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
On offense, the Dolphins now have an idea of how
fast things happen and how important it is to execute
the plays to perfection. Each offensive lineman needs
to carry out its blocking assignments and the runners
need to work on their timing, especially on the counter
and misdirection plays that they are attempting to run
in the "fishbone" offense.
Defensively, the Dolphins showed a lot of prom-
ise despite giving up a few big plays, often stuffing the
Packers for no gain. Defensive linemen Steve Faasse,
Zach Schield and Eric Whitley got good penetration
and pressure on Packer quarterback Josh Bennet, while
linebacker C.J. Wickersham had a couple of big hits.
Safety Sam Lott made an indelible impression on all of
the Packer players with his big hits.
A loss is a loss, but the Dolphins now know where
they stand and have a much better idea of what is to
come in their next game.
Five minutes into the game, the Packers got the
first of their big plays when Bennet got loose for a 40-
yard keeper around the right end for a 6-0 lead.
Dominic Orr then powered up the middle to score the
extra point for a 7-0 lead.
Four minutes later, the Dolphin defense broke
through the line to force a fumble by Orr, but Bennet
picked up the loose ball and raced 44 yards for his sec-
ond touchdown and a 13-0 Packer lead.
With five minutes left in the half, the Dolphin of-
fense started finding some creases in the Packer de-
fense. Facing a second down and 24, fullback Andrew
Sutton ripped off a 14-yard gain around left end on a
counter play. Sam Lott then went off tackle for six


Andrew Sutton, Sam Lott and Chad Richardson wrap
up Packer QB Josh Bennet. Photos: Kevin Cassidy

yards to bring up third down and four yards to go.
Lott again got the call and he responded with an 18
yard run around the left side for the Dolphins' first
ever, first down. With time for only one play, the Dol-
phins attempted a pass play, but Packer defensive end
Darren Williams, who registered eight tackles behind
the line on the day, flew in to hit Lowman's arm as he
was throwing, resulting in a wounded duck pass that
was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by
Packer linebacker Orr for a 19-0 lead.
Halftime came, giving the Dolphin cheerleaders a
chance to show their stuff with plenty of spirited cheers.


Steve Faasse separated Packer QB Josh Bennet from
the ball on this play.

The game continued with the Dolphin offense con-
tinuing to struggle while the defense more than held its
own. They gave up two more scores on big plays, but
otherwise stuffed the Packer offense.
After the final whistle, coach Tom Moore was up-
beat. "Defensively as a whole we played well. I was
very happy with the play of the defensive line while
Andrew Sutton ran hard on offense from his fullback
position. The player of the game, however, has to be
Sam Lott. He ran hard and tackled harder."
Members of the Anna Maria Island Dolphins are
Sam Lott, Greg Lowman, Carmine Galati, Jarrod
McKenzie, Nick.Sato, Matt Porter, Mike Schweitzer,
Jay Dee Jackson, Kevin Kirn, Brad Bryant, Corey
.PLEASE SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22


Islander's 'Top Notch' photo contest continues to Aug. 22


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest started July 4, 2001.
Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on the
cover of The Islander through Aug. 22, and one snap-
shot will be a grand prize winner, earning prizes and
gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and local
merchants.
The deadline for this week's submissions is Friday,
Aug. 10, with succeeding deadlines weekly on Friday
throughout the contest.
Judging begins with a selection of pictures that
may include abstract photos, still lifes, landscapes and
scenics, candid snapshots, action, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid
pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal
triumph.


The Islander 2001 'Top

Notch' photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur
Photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent
of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken af-
ter Jan. 1, 2000, are eligible. This allows for extended
eligibility. Photos previously published (in any format/
media) or entered in any Islander or other competitions
are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except

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pictures to The Islanderfor entry in this week's contest.
Judges include Islander News Editor Paul Roat and
graphic designer Elaine Stroili and Gretchen Edgren of


cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or electronic
photo files; no composite pictures or multiple printing can
be submitted. Digital photos may be submitted as digital
files (via e-mail) or as printed photographs. Slide (trans-
parency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly,
in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of each
print, or listed in the e-mail message along with the digital
photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
E-mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may
publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be
able to furnish the original negative if requested by the con-
test editor. All photos submitted become the property of The

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Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
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Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
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Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
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Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islanderand
contest sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives,
diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and those
must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate
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Sam Lott and a host of Dolphin defenders corral the
Packer runner.
Football
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Allen, Kayla Boak, Angle Jackson, Bailey Porter, Ashley Bowling and Christen Franklin cheer the home team.


Soccer coming
In other sports news, sign-up starts today for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's annual soc-
cer camp. The camp will be run by Kevin Cassidy,
girls varsity soccer coach at Manatee High School
and his players.
The camp will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE

k Kathy Caserta
Realtor, GRI, CRS
After Hours: 941-778-6943
Pager: 319-0480

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (941) 383-7591
E-mail: kathycaserta@michaelsaunders.com


2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BE
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15-17. Cost for
the three-day camp is $25 for Center members and $30
for non-members. Every camper will receive a T-shirt.
Camp registration continues through Aug. 14 at the
Center. Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m.
Coaches are encouraged to attend the camp. The
camp will emphasize drills, structure, and skill devel-
opment to help improve a team's play, while providing
methods to make practices fun and more productive.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.






$359,000 ONE OF THE FEW...
Gulffront condos available. 2BR/
2BA with security entrance, elevator
and heated pool. Bonuses are a one-
S car garage and extra storage space.
Turnkey furnished. Appliances have
S been updated. IB75628.
$225,000 WANT PRIVACY?
La Lenaire Isle. Accessible by boat
only. Bayfront acre +, lot on Jewfish
Key in Saraiota Bay. Great bay view
from one of 13 parcels on this 26-acre island. Water,
septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
beaches. IB73855

1810 59th Street West Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com






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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294











WATERFRONT DOLL HOUSE
ANNA HARIA WLLAGE
This charming, completely renovated 2BR/2BA home
offers sparkling views of Lake La Vista from all major
living areas! Amenities include gorgeous ceramic-tiled
floors, frosted maple cabinets, Corian-style countertops
and vanities, ceiling fans, new windows and appliances,
easy care vinyl siding, and oyster shell landscaping. Other
features include an expansive breakfast bar, 30-foot
screened lanai overlooking the beautiful bayou and
birdlife, double-car garage, brushed-nickel faucets,
outside shower, and more! Dock permit has been
approved by DEP! Zoned residential or retail. $425,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


Moving In?
S Moving Out?
Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
i 778-6696
) Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach






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

BOYS BEDROOM SET: Six-piece custom-made
gray and burgundy. In great shape. $250 or best
offer. Also, bridal set, .25 karat solitaire, 14-karat
gold, $300 or best offer. Leave message 778-1681.

TWO MCGREGOR PUTTERS: 1920 Hickory shaft
and 1950 glass shaft. $75 for both. Call 792-4274.

CABLE BOXES. View your favorite movie channels.
One-year warranty. Phone 877-730-6941.

DEMOLITION SALE: Stove, television, microwave,
air conditioner compressor and many other house-
hold items for sale. Holmes Beach. Call 778-2930

54-GALLON AQUARIUM. Corner tank with rounded
glass front. Complete saltwater set-up, includes five
fish. Will deliver. $500. Call 794-8677.

COMPLETE MICROSOFT Corp. computer system.
Two years old, fully loaded. Free microphone. Free
computer lesson by computer teacher. $365. Call
383-5372.



GARAGE SALE. Saturday, Aug.11, 8 am-1 pm. Lots
of household items, antiques and miscellaneous.
302 67th St., Holmes Beach.



FOUND CAT: Tortoise shell color. Wearing collar
With bell. Very friendly. Call 778-4330.


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FOUND: TAME CONURE near Key Royale Club-
house. To claim, call 778-4182.



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

ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue.
Call Shona at 941-761-2642 for information.



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

LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.

1990 8-FOOT TRINKA rowing dingy, $800; 1995
Avon 3.15 inflatable roll-up dinghy $1,500; 1995 9.9
hp Mercury outboard. $900. 778-5088.

1987 16-FOOT CHAPARRAL BOWRIDER with trailer.
1989 50 HP. Yamaha motor. Custom full boat cover.
Excellent condition. Must sell. $2,950. Call 723-3960.

2000 KEY WEST: 20 foot, 150 HP Yamaha engine,
15 hours, two year warranty. Perfect condition.
$19,500. Call 778-6724.



OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.

CROWDER BROS. ACE HARDWARE- Seeks per-
manent full and part-time sales clerks and cashiers.
Retired trades people welcome. Apply either location.


WATERFRONT HOMES
201 North Harbor Dr. .............................. $949,000
2306 Canasta Drive ........................... $895,000
520 72nd Street.................... .............. $479,000
628 Dundee Lane .................................... $459,900
ISLAND HOMES AND CONDOS
100 7th St. S. ......................................... $569,000
Bradenton Beach Club ..................... from $500,000
210 67th St. ............ ...................... $449,000
203 North Harbor .................................... $439,000
5 Palm Harbor Drive ................................ $399,000
4002 6th Ave. ....................................... $369,000
2101 Ave. B ............................................ $229,500
DUPLEXES
2500 Gulf Drive ...................................... $825,000
106 7th St ........................................ $849,000
308 57th St. ................ ................. $369,000
5008 Gulf Drive............................. NEW $359,000
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW ................................ $3,495,000
7419 8th Ave.NW........................... NEW $249,000
Regatta Pointe Condo ...... ................. $199,000


SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-
mail news @islander.org.

LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL 24-40 hours
per week. Casual office, litigation experience pre-
ferred, for sole practitioner, employment litigation.
Call 749-6433.

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.

CHILDCARE PROVIDER for 5 year old from 3 to 5
pm, Monday through Thursday. North Longboat
Key. Call 383-9102.

FREE SODA CANS! Now that we have your atten-
tion: Yes! We take free, empty soda cans at the
Bradenton Beach Recycling Center at Coquina
Bayside. We also take newspaper and corrugated
cardboard. Open seven days a week, 8:30 am-1
pm. Staffed by valued volunteers. Call and become
one at 778-1005, extension 0, or 778-3947. Let's
save our Earthrecycle!



CHRISTEN'S KIDDY PLAYHOUSE. Babysitting at
my house. Experienced, trained, certified, dedi-
cated, dependable. Available evenings and week-
ends. $8 per hour, conveniently located in Anna
Maria. Call Christen at 778-7918.


The Village at Holmes Beach

Six SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER COMPLETION!
Nine Luxury Condo Townhouses
* 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
S1,700 sq.ft. Living Area -
* Heated Pool "-

* Elevator Available
* Steps to Beach/Shopping -7
* Starting at $370,000


Planning & Design


AA0002335


Developer:
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC.
Visit us at: www.aboutthevillages.com
Information: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464


General Contractor


CGC012070


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
Ln OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY IBr


FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE the beauty and
serenity of waterside living. This 4BR home will
exceed your expectations. In a 24-hour guarded
community, the magnificent panoramic view of
Sarasota Bay and nature preserve are the backdrop
for this elegant residence. $995,000. Bob and Penny
Hall. 749-5981. 76321
WATERFRONT
RARE 4+/- ACRE PARCEL Palma Sola Bay and
canal frontage, great view of the bay, 2,481+/- sq. ft.
of living area, 4BR, sunroom with brick fireplace,
greatroom. Elevated hardwood ceilings. Very
private setting. $895,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323.76732
STUNNING WATER VIEWS highlight nearly every
room. Wonderful boating, fishing and skiing awaits
the owner of this exquisite Warners West Bayou
home. 5 or 6 BR, beautiful pool and dock. $749,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797, or Kathy Marcinko, 713-
1100. 75552


GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on north
end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf view.
Some trees, private tropical setting. One of the best
lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 72806


MAINLAND
AFFORDABLE POOL HOME. Established
neighborhood. Open floor plan, split bedrooms
and oversized garage. Well cared for, Berber
carpet and tile flooring. Fenced rear yard.
$119,500. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 76707
PALMA SOLA PARK. Two-story Spanish el-
egance built in 1925, loaded with charm and
character. 5/6BR/5.5BA, almost an acre with
caged pool and includes a separate guest
house. Totally updated. $699,000. Janet Orr,
792-7363. 72038


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10006 GULF DRIVE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's
paradise in downtown Anna Maria across the street from city
hall and a stone's throw from the Sandbar restaurant. Two
huge (1,400 sq. ft.) work bays downstairs with a mighty
Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq. ft.). Two full baths upstairs with
two one-half baths downstairs. Parks eight. Asking $500,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com






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Check our references:
"Quali't work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

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

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH. HELL. .OIL,
SHRUBS PALM TREES ORCHIDC
HER8 MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS
Tues-Fri 10o-4 Sat 10-2
5704 MARINA DR HOLMES BEACH 778-4441



Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
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Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
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A mail subscription to
The Islander for family and
friends away from the Island.


BABYSITTING ANYTIME. Red Cross certified sit-
ters. I'm dependable. I'll take all ages. $4 to $5 per
hour. Elyse, 779-2610 or 778-0572.


CARE COMPANY. Home Health Aids and compan-
ions. Qualified and experienced in tender care. Let's
get started today. Wonderful references, resumes,
letters of recommendation. 778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
ward 778-3222.

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.

CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Chris'
Window Cleaning. 941-725-0399.

SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemi-
cal service. Dependability guaranteed. Free esti-
mate, call 795-2052.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $10 per hour- free advice.
545-7508

WE DON'T CUT CORNERS, we clean them. Qual-
ity, experienced home cleaning service. Reason-
able. Weekly, bi-weekly. Island references. Laurie
795-1225, or Pam 761-8052.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded,
insured, professional, experienced maids. Free es-
timates, gift certificates. 727-9337 (72-SWEEP)

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

SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

HOUSE CLEANING Professional and reliable. Call
795-1112.

HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home.
Choose shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength
protective shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Li-
censed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER with excellent
references desires position in large professional
home. 794-8513 (Leave voice mail.)

CAREER ENGINEER, Bob Hayward, now providing
homeowner and property services. Forty years
home experience. Call 730-9330 to discuss your
needs.
A WI ND GADEN

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. 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 es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape, ponds. Free estimates. Island resi-
dent. Excellent references. Call 778-5294.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow 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.

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.

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exte-
rior, 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, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services:.Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGCO61519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoratiun/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.

HANDY ANTHONY Jack of Most Trades! 20-year Island
resident. painting, masonry, plumbing/electrical repairs.
Installation of floors, windows, cabinets. 778-6000.


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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.



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

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

SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/
dryer, garage, much more! 713-0096 for more infor-
mation.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome.
$350/week; $1,198/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
ments,-778-1098.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special.
Frank 716-454-7434.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com. .

PANORAMIC BAYVIEW ground floor, furnished, 1 BR.
July through December, or annual. Also, 2BR summer/
winter vacation. No smoking, pets. 778-7107.

STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.

2BR/1BA HOUSE. Fireplace, $900/month. 941-756-
5819 or 704-1490.

ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA monthly or longer. Beautifully
furnished. Peek-a-boo bayview. Walk to everything.
May allow small pet. Best rates. (813) 390-4532.

SEASONAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA
with elevator, completely refurbished, new furniture,
Gulf view, walk to beach, restaurants, shopping.
(813) 267-4754.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level, double lot. $1,400/month,. Call
Bob, (813) 839-3800.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA Unfurnished upstairs condo
with canal and bay views! Boat dock included.
Washer/dryer in unit. $800 per month, plus elec-
tric and security deposit. No pets. Anna Maria
Reality, 778-2259.


ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Professional couple
seeks single-family home with pool preferred. Call
387-7050.

WATERFRONT VACATION, Bradenton Beach.
1BR furnished, nice, clean, reasonable rates. Daily,
weekly, monthly, seasonal. 778-4555.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1.5BA. Half block to
beach. $775 per month. Small dog OK. First, last
and security deposit. Call 795-7288.

BAYFRONT HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA, two-car
garage. Unfurnished home with pool and deep-wa-
ter dock. Walk to golf course. Six-plus month lease
preferred. 941-587-2213.

ANNUAL 1BR APARTMENT for rent. Clean and
very close to beach. Fairly new refrigerator and
stove. $600/month. First, last and security. Call
778-9240.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $650.
Available immediately. Also, 2BR/1BA $750, avail-
able Sept. 1. First, last and security. 795-7805.

ROOM TO RENT in Holmes Beach. Two blocks
from beach, private bath, $350/month, one-half utili-
ties, $250 deposit. 713-4518 or 779-2520, leave
message for Ron.

VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment, 2-3BR. No pets. Enclosed porch. Lovely fur-
nished interior with homey comforts. 778-3143.

RENTAL NEEDED. Professional couple relocating
and has golden retriever dog. Need 1BR close to
beach. Local references. Call 941-778-6139 or 863-
660-2402.

ANNUAL RENTALS. 2BR/1 BA duplex $850- $1,000
month. 2BR/1.5 BA duplex $900/month. Call Island
Vacation Properties at 778-6849.

3BR/2BA with three-car garage, duplex located at
309 61st St. $1,250/month. Annual rental. First, last
and security. Dial Debbie Dial at A Paradise Rent-
als, 778-7090.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Lanai, air conditioned, dish-
washer, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-up.
Freshly painted. $900/month. Call 761-2707.

ANNUAL NORTHWEST near monument. Nice
1 BR/1 BA. Quite dead-end street. All comforts. $700/
month. Call 761-2707.

DUPLEX 3BR/2BA. Chain-fenced yard. Sun deck
porch. Available late August. References and secu-
rity. Pets OK. Cute beach house. Washer/dryer
hook-up. $895. By appointment 778-7431.

BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN VILLA. 4BR/3BA, pool, two-
car garage, and fireplace. $2,500/month. Call 756-
5819 or 704-1490.

2 BR/1BA HOUSE. Fireplace, $900/month. Call
756-5819 or 704-1490.


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DUPLEX 6301 Holmes Blvd. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Call 751-0884.


NEW ON MARKET: 4BR/2.5BA on canal on Tarpon
Street, Anna Maria. Pool, dock, private. No brokers,
please. $599,000. 778-0361.

WATERFRONT HOME $70,000. Large 1BR/1BA
houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.

NEW LISTING. Bay Palms 2BR/2BA well-maintained
canalfront home with dock, sailboat water. $339,000.
Marina Pointe Realty Company. 779-0732.






jPMarina Pointe Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732

Island Vacation Rentals
2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool. Close to beach.

Fall Specials
SStarting from
$400 week
B (9/15-12/14)

Island Seasonal Rentals
Available for upcoming season.
2BR/1BA Ground-level duplex.......$1,800 mo.
2BR/1BA Single-family home ........$2,100 mo.
2BR/2BA Canal home with dock... $2,600 mo.
2BR/2BA Elevated duplex
with spa.......................................... $2,600 mo.
3BR/2BA Cottage with tropical
setting .......................... .......... $3,400 mo.
2BR/2.5BA Pool home on
Bimini Bay ...................................... $3,500 mo.
2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool,
close to beach ............................... $3,050 mo.

SALES *REMAN ME


ELLENTON 55-Plus Park. Waterfront, river-bay
access. 2BR/2BA, double carport. Workshop and
lanai. Updated, light and bright. Pool and activities.
Pets OK. $39,500. 723-3960.

NICE 2BR/2BA HOME with view of your deeded
dock. Wood-burning fireplace and more! $309,000.
Marina Pointe Realty Company, 779-0732.

JUST OFF THE ISLAND San Remo Shores. 4BR/
2BA home, caged pool, on deep water canal. All
floors tiled, two-car garage. $300,000. Jack Kendall,
New Concepts Properties Inc., Realtors, 792-9314.

SUNNY DUPLEX on quiet street in Holmes Beach,
just one lot from the bay. New tile and paint. $269,000.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Real Estate,720-3879.


TWO DUPLEXES ON CANAL. Short walk to
beach. Lush landscaping, very private, beautiful
view of canal/bayou. Great for rental or family
compound. $599,000. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty,720-3879.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Spacious up-graded home
a block from the Gulf in a quiet neighborhood.
$319,000. Call 778-0524.


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KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile
and carpet steps to golf course. This one won't
last long at $439,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at
778-4800 or 720-5876.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sen at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2BA duplex minutes
to the beach. New carpet and tile, two screened
porches and covered parking. Excellent investment
opportunity at only $149,900. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.







2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from
your living room in your new Island getaway. This
unit is tastefully furnished and the complex has
many amenities including clubhouse, pool and
tennis courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert
778-4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74843


LIGHT AND BRIGHT 3BR/2BA with solar heated pool/Jacuzzi. Fresh paint and new kitchen.
Great family area, move in ready. Priced to sell at $139,900. Call JoAnne Curtan at 778-4800 or
795-7805.




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Jan Grossman 778-445
521 ul DieHome.BahFL341-80-237225


GREAT FAMILY HOME or privacy for guests! First
floor with spacious rec room, bedroom and bath
plus private foyer. Second floor features 2BR/1BA
and twin vanities, split design with centered kitchen
and dining plus Florida room and living room on
either side. Built with permit in 1977 and many
upgrades and improvements since 1994! Lovely
fenced yard allows room for pool and ideal design
with glass doors to rec room and bath plus adjacent
screened lanai. Great location to Gulf and bay!
Asking $449,500 and possible owner financing.



Since
MARIE 1 5 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN R E A TY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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UNTREATABLE CONDITIONS
by Michael Ashley / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Put on
6 Close relatives of
a 5-Down
12 Like adove
19 Payee.perhaps
21 Snappy item?
22 "Buck up!"
23 Builder's condition?
25 Kind of gland
26 Cite
27 Cold place
28 Coal place
29 Like some humor
30 Stab
31 Subject of TV's "Life
and Legend," 1955-61
33 Psychologist Lee and
others
36 Langley outfit
38 The Father of Science
Fiction
39 Actress Alvarado of
"Little Women"
40 Sign up
43 Jest
46 Vietnamese leader
deposed in 1963
48 Schneider
50 "Between two
which hath the merriest
eye": Shak.
52 Love
53 Study, study, study
55 Behold, to Pilate
56 Not common


57 Loudly laments
59 The good life
60 Mauna
61 National competitor
62 Hails
64 Ain't it the truth
67 Doze
69 Doze
70 Schoolteacher's condition?
74 Mil. honor
76 Boat that's ready to be
mothballed
77 Open-sided beach shelter
78 Get ready for a big game
81 Ransack
83 Word with ground or
Japanese
85 Bayes who sang "Shine
On. Harvest Moon"
87 Was crooked
88 Fancies
89 Designer Rowan
91 Big gulp
92 Many a tournament
93 Kind of nut
94 This may work on your block
96 "Traffic" cop
98 Like some bookstores
99 Dined h Ia mason
101 Patron saint of dancers
and actors
103 Action movie plot device
105 Kind of test
106 Influential set
107 Clockmaker Thomas
108 Mock. in a way
Ill Blast
114 60's muscle car
116 Decline with age
118 Got ready for a big game
120 Midwest college or its town
122 Road paver's condition?


124 Take over for
125 Indolent
126 Comfort
127 Slips by
128 Reveals
129 Actress Streep

Down
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2 Put off
3 Off the wall
4 Warof 1812 port
5 Ruling
6 Prefix with terrorism
7 Not all wet?
8 Duty
9 Refuges during tornadoes
10 Tall and branching
11 It's heard in "Besame
Mucho"
12 Hail_
13 "Forget it!"
14 Driver's condition?
15 Dudgeon
16 Magician's need
17 Chinese gelatin
18 Count
20 Slow up
24 Architectural band
32 British book of
genealogies
34 Floor scrubber's
condition?
35 "_ whenT?"
37 Moon of Uranus
38 Mount_
41 Church musician's
condition?
42 Beast of burden
43 O.K.
44 Visa competitor
45 Versifier's condition?


Bricklayer's condition?
Reeves of "The Matrix"
Lousy food
Famous hostess
Roofer's condition?
Erwin of early TV
A. A. Milne play "Mr.
_ Passes By"
Queen of the Cowgirls
Rhea's Roman
counterpart
Rival of 114-Across
Lowest of the low
Took it on the lain


Minute amount
LP part
Peter Fonda title role
Remain unsettled
Spiked
Liveliness
Accept
First-aid info
Dazed and colrfused
Vitamin C source
Intrinsic
Fracases
Hello or goodbye
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109 "Love in the Ruins"
author Walker
110 Collectible car
11 Reason for an R rating
112 The third man?
113 Actress Ward
115 Individuals
I17 Bygone brand on U.S.
highways
119 Leave in neutral
121 Cheat, slangily
122 Fifth of eight
123 Motherly type


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