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Skimming the news... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 18.


S Anna Maria

The


Islander


"The Best


Winter
sports,
Island
style
Erin Dunne,
left, of
Palmetto
and Eniko
Lukacs, now
living in
Bradenton
but formerly
from
Hungary,
kept warm
during the
weekend
cold
weather by
playing
volleyball at
the Manatee
Public
Beach.
Islander
Photo: J.L.
Robertson.


News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Counterclaim sought in


Holmes Beach access lawsuit


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners came to a con-
sensus at a city work session to explore the viability of
filing a counterclaim in the ongoing lawsuit filed by
Fernando and Gladys Torres regarding the use of Sec-
ond Avenue.
Commissioner Roger Lutz suggested that since the
city was already in court, they ask the judge to deter-
mine whether the city could legally make Second Av-
enue a permanent pedestrian walkway.
The City of Holmes Beach and Noah's Ark Enter-
prises Inc. were served with a lawsuit filed on behalf
of Carmen, Fernando and Gladys Torres of Holmes
Beach in August 2001.
The Torres family owns property on 38th Street
next to the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort, which is


owned and operated by John Pace of Noah's Ark En-
terprises Inc.
At the heart of the lawsuit is Torres' complaint that
the beautification project on Second Avenue granted to
Pace by the city restricts access to his home. Both prop-
erties abut Second Avenue, an unpaved area of city
right of way. Second Avenue runs north and south
along the beachfront, south- of the Manatee Public
Beach.
The lawsuit argues that the landscaping done by
Pace impairs access to the Torres home and diminishes
the value of the property.
The suit also argues that the city has failed to
clarify neither the extent of landscaping permitted on
Second Avenue, nor the easement rights owed to
PLEASE SEE ACCESS, NEXT PAGE


Volume 10, no. 1.0, Jan. 16, 2002 FREE


Plaza owner

halts politicking


at post office
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Candidates for political office in Anna Maria have
been given the boot from one of the most popular cam-
paign locations in the city in recent years.
Bayview Plaza owner Jim Toomey said he has in-
formed Anna Maria mayoral candidates SueLynn and
Tom Skoloda they won't be allowed to campaign in
front of the U.S. Post Office as candidates in previous
elections have done. That's because the shopping cen-
ter is private property and the post office is leased
space, not owned by the government.
"It's just a long-standing company policy," said
Toomey, and nothing against any particular candidate.
Petition drives are also not allowed, he said.
"We do allow nonprofit groups such as the His-
torical Society or Girl Scouts" to solicit funds or sell
cookies, he said.
Candidates for political office can still patrol the
sidewalk on Pine Avenue, looking for city residents
headed to the post office.
With no home mail delivery service in Anna
Maria, the post office has long been a popular location
for candidates to meet with voters, said current Anna
Maria City Commissioner John Michaels, who is not
up for re-election. The present post office was moved
from its Gulf Drive location in November 2000.
At the former "post office plaza" owned by Anna
Maria resident Ted Cole, politics and politicking were
everyday occurrences.
"If you stood out front all day, sooner or later you'd
see everybody in Anna Maria," said Michaels. It was
a great spot to campaign, meet people, talk politics or
just pass the time of day, he said.
The tradition of hanging out in front of the post
office was a lot like campaigning in a small New En-
gland town, said Michaels. "It kinda brought the small-
PLEASE SEE POST OFFICE, NEXT PAGE




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at Community Center
"Jazz 'n'Pizzaz" by the Jazz Club of
Sarasota will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18.
The Bobby Duran Jazz Group will per-
form at the Center, 408 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. The aggregation features Duran
on tenor saxophone, Danny Negris on piano,
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PAGE 2 E JAN. 16, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Post office plaza politicking out
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town atmosphere of an election to the people," he said.
"It's a bit unfortunate to see that end."
But the shopping center's common areas are pri-
vate property, said The Islander's attorney Don
Hadsock, and there's no law to prevent the owner from
stopping political campaigning on the property. The
sidewalks along Pine Avenue, however, are public
property.
Candidates will now have to find other means of
spreading their message and that's just what they've
done.
SueLynn has scheduled a coffee meeting for Jan.
16 at Mady Iseman's house on Tarpon Avenue while
Skoloda has a public meeting scheduled for Feb. 2 at
Neumann's Island Beach Store on Pine Avenue.
A political forum at the Anna Maria City Hall
hosted by The Islander will be held Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.
Candidates can still stop in at the local coffee shops
Mama Lo at the Bayview Plaza or Anna Maria Cof-
fee Company on Pine Avenue to discuss politics,
meet people and pass time.
Not surprisingly, both candidates believe that one
top priority of the new mayor is to run the city in a
businesslike fashion.
Skoloda lists one of his goals as the establishment
of "open, professional, and businesslike management
of the city."
He wants the city's top spot because "I think it is
important to continue the improvements we initiated
when I first ran for the city commission two years ago."
A lot has been accomplished by the commission in
those two years, Skoloda said, including the reopening
of the city pier; establishing a stable and professional
work force of city staff; passing an ordinance enabling
restaurants to serve beer and wine; the elimination of
building permits for small home repairs; and the estab-


Torres.
The court is being asked to recognize the plaintiffs
easement rights and that the city cannot limit or obstruct
the full use of Second Avenue without compensation.
"If the city only has to provide beach access, let's get
a court to tell us if we can limit that to pedestrians," Lutz,.
who is an attorney, said; "The court can tell us-if we're
right or wrong and we'll knyw what our options are."
In-other*-work "session news, the commission
disagreedwith a presentation given by Anna Maria Com-
missioner Linda Cramer regarding the trolley signs.
Ongoing discussion in the City of Anna Maria has
focused on some residents' complaints that the sign de-


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Post Office, politics don't mix
Candidates for political office won't ?e allowed to campaign in front of the Anna Maria Post Office as the
facility is on private property and the public has been asked.not to "politick" there. The sidewalk on Pine
Avenue, where the above photo was taken, is. public property and .candidates can'campaign-all.they want from
there. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


lishment of a charter review and comprehensive plan
review.
SueLynn said the city "must be run like a business,
with tasks based on goals, and the staff organized to


achieve them."
She'll also be a hands-on mayor who views the job
as "fulltime." The mayor and staff should be respon-
sible and held accountable "for a city whose processes
run smoothly and on time."
"Providing the oversight necessary" to achieve
these goals "requires the complete attention and time
of the mayor," she said.
Skoloda, the current vice mayor of Anna Maria for
the past year, has been a city commissioner for two
years. He has a master's and doctorate degrees from the
University of Delaware, 30 years experience as a psy-
chologist with the U.S. Veterans Administration and 12
years as an assistant professor with the Jefferson Medi-
cal School of Philadelphia.
SueLynn holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio
University and a master's in education from the Uni-
versity of Arizona. She has extensive experience in
utilization of management skills and has been a
graduate instructor at Johns Hopkins University and
a trainer at the Defense Systems Management Col-
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sign includes a "distasteful" caricature of a manatee.
Cramer presented an alternative trolley sign de-
signed by local artist Joan Voyles. However, Holmes
Beach commissioners stated they, favor the sign
originally offered-by Manatee County Area Transit.
-:.' 'not a matter of hindsight. We've been talk-
ing about the trolley in Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization and Barrier Island Elected Offi-
cials meetings for two years," said Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore. "I fully support the county
with their choice in stop sign since it matches the
sign on the trolley. I feel strongly about keeping the
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By Paul Roat
The Florida Election Commission is apparently
investigating some participants in the Nov. 6 Bradenton
Beach election.
Elections officials in Tallahassee refuse to confirm
or deny any investigation is ongoing. However, City
Commissioner Ross Benjamin rejected the confidenti-
ality offered by the commission.
Benjamin, who defeated Harry Brown in the elec-
tion for the Ward 1 seat on the commission, said
Brown, Connie Drescher and Alice Vandersdall had all
filed complaints against him.
Many of the issues were based on a flyer distrib-
uted throughout the city on election day. Benjamin said
he had nothing to do with the flyer, which stated,
"Please vote Nov. 6. Say no to John Chappie, Connie
Drescher, Harry Brown and their big development
friends. Say no to big development money. John


A committee has been formed to solicit
signatures on petitions to overturn a city
commission decision allowing a develop-
ment on Bay Drive South in Bradenton
Beach.
Old Bridge Village, an 11-unit residen-
tial condo with three office spaces between
Third and Fourth Streets South, was ap-
proved by the Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission Jan. 3. At the time, resident Anna
O'Brien said she intended to get signatures
on a petition to force the city commission to
reverse it's approval of the project. Failing


Chappie was financed by big development interests.
Go to www.annamarianews.com to get the facts before
you vote. Vote Yes for Mayor Cole. Vote Yes for Ross
Benjamin. They promise to kick big development out
of city hall and give it back to the citizens. Save our
Bradenton Beach neighborhoods."
Another issue Brown charged Benjamin with in-
volved an online newsletter supporting Benjamin and
Cole. Benjamin said he did distribute the endorsement,
which was not construed as improper.
Benjamin said Drescher had taken him to task for
distributing campaign material in mailboxes by hand,
sans stamps. Benjamin admitted some of his campaign
volunteers had done so, and he had provided their
names to the postal service. He denied he had distrib-
uted any literature in such a way.
Cole, who is also involved in the investigation,
denied to comment, "although I want to."


that action, the city charter calls for the matter to
go before the voters in a special referendum.
A committee of five people have been
formed to proceed with the petition drive:
O'Brien, former Mayor Gail Cole, Ken Lohn,
Ellen Scott and Glen Watkins.
"The response has been overwhelming" from
people who want to sign the petition, O'Brien
said.
If the issue makes it to the ballot, it will be
the first time in at least 30 years such a citizen
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Meetings

Anna Maria City
Jan. 17, 2 p.m., administrative code committee meeting.
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
Jan. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Della
Scott presentation on shipwrecks, trolley signage discussion,
pier repair change order, banner request for Anna Maria Is-
land Arts & Crafts Festival, Cortez Fishing Festival banner
request, Beach House restaurant banner request, request for
dock at 11th St. S, consent agenda, commission and liaison
reports and public comment.
Jan. 17, 3 p.m., city commission work session on 17th Street
issues CANCELED
Jan. 18 city hall offices close at 1:30 p.m. for carpet
cleaning.
Jan. 22, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., city commission workshop on audit.
Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting -
CANCELED.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
Jan. 18, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee meeting.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work session
to follow.
Jan. 24, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting,
Bradenton Beach City Hall CANCELED.
Jan. 17, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Com-
mission meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Jan. 21, 8 a.m., Island Transportation Planning Organization
special meeting on trolley signs, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., Manatee Trolley marketing committee
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 31, 6 p.m., The Islander's Political Forum for Anna
Maria City mayoral candidates and the public, Anna Maria
City Hall.


Petition drive started to overturn

Old Bridge Village project





PAGE 4 M JAN. 16, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach approves L Plage site plan


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission unanimously
approved a proposal presented by Emily Anne Smith


of Eatman & Smith Architecture on behalf of Ronald
Chovan to build 11 condominiums at 6400 Gulf Drive
in the residential/seasonal tourist district.
The lot currently has one single-family home and


Beachfront condo project L Plage
Ronald Chovan plans to develop 11 condominium units at 6400 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. The develop-
ment, designed by Eatman and Smith Architecture, will be called L Plage.


one duplex. The proposed development will be called
"L Plage" and according to Assistant Superintendent of
Public Works Bill Saunders, it meets all of the city's
requirements.
Smith told the commission that the site plan allows
for 32 parking spaces, room for mature trees and land-
scaping, and falls well within the setback limits.
Smith said plans include putting a wooden board-
walk over the dunes so residents won't harm the natu-
ral beach habitat.
State approval from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is required for L Plage to be
built forward of the coastal construction control line.
The DEP's Coastal Control Line Program protects
the coastal system from improperly sited and designed
structures, which can destabilize or destroy the beach
and dune system. Adoption of a coastal construction
control line establishes an area of jurisdiction in which
special siting and design criteria are applied for con-
struction activities.
According to Saunders, DEP regulations are much
more stringent than city codes and the state requires a
letter from the city indicating its approval before mak-
ing a decision.
Saunders advised the commission that the city is
not bound by the state's approval the developer is.
Therefore, the commission can approve the plan based
on city codes.
DEP will review the structural design adequacy of
the proposed project as well as its impact on the beach
dune system, adjacent properties, native salt-resistant
vegetation, sea turtles and interference with public
beach access before granting the developer a permit.


Another Anna Maria vote on trolley signs


By Rick Catlin.
S- lauler Reporter.
Like the wart you can't get rid of, the bad dream that
lingerson and the telemarketers who call you five times
every .day, trolley signs and manatee cartoons in Anna
Maria just won't go away.
The Anna Maria City Commission at its Jan. 10 meet-,
ing voted yet again on the trolley sign issue, but true to
form, they didn't agree with anything any other Island city
is doing with- thedcontroversial sign and its offending
manatee logo. In fact, they voted for another vote.
Commissioners approved unanimously a resolution to
have Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh vote for a compromise
trolley sign at the Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation meeting. on Jan. 11, a vote that Deffenbaugh said
would certainly be at odds with the other representatives
at the meeting.
Deffenbaugh represents the city on the ITPO, which
acts as an advisory board for the Island's lone represen-
tative on the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization.
But as usual when it comes to the trolley sign issue in
Anna Maria, even discussion on what commissioners-
were voting for was in doubt.
Deffenbaugh said his understanding of the motion
was "we don't want any signs, so I'm going to vote against
whatever sign they [ITPO] recommend. Don't vote for the
sign they want."
Not quite, said Commissioner Linda Cramer, who has
been the city liaison with the Manatee County Area Tran-
sit over the trolley service and .controversial sign.
"If we choose to go with a sign, the motion is to ac-
cept the compromise artwork," at the ITPO meeting, said
Cramer.
The commission had rejected the original artwork for
signs that will indicate trolley stop locations last Decem-
ber on the grounds the manatee logo on the sign looked.
too much like a Disney cartoon character. A compromise
sign designed by MCAT staff at the request of marketing
director Susan Hancock was then rejected by the city's
Environmental Education and Enhancement Committee,
and replaced by yet a third design.
Cramer, however, was asking the commission to
choose either the first sign design or the first compromise
design for Deffenbaugh to vote for at the ITPO meeting.
The commission was not accepting the compromise
sign for its trolley stops, Cramer pointed out. It was only
giving the mayor direction on what to vote for at the ITPO


meeting.
"I'm sure the ITPO will select the original," said
Cramer. "Our option then is to place a sticker over the
manatee," or pay for whatever the city wants.
The city could opt to purchase benches and use signs
on the benches with.the city's own artwork, she said.
-According to Cramer, the original estimate for
benches was $200 per bench plus a monthly rental fee.
Supervisor of Public Works George McKay had negoti-
ated further with the company and obtained a price of $75
per bench with no monthly rental. That would ultimately
cost the city $975 for the 13 necessary stops on the trol-
ley route through Anna Maria City.
"That's opposed to getting the free signs from the
county," she said.
In a bit of an understatement, Cramer added that the
sign issue seems to have "created a controversy."
Indeed, said Commissioner John Michaels. It's time
to end discussion on the trolley sign issue.
"It's been beat to death and its become an embarrass-
ment, according to some of the citizens I've spoken with,
despite the best efforts of Commissioner Cramer" to ob-
tain a compromise, he said.
Anna Maria resident Shirley O'Day agreed the issue
is ludicrous and defended the manatee logo, saying she
was "fond of that manatee."
But debate on the trolley sign has gone on too long,
she suggested. If there's this much debate about a simple
sign, the issue should be a city-wide referendum.
She was also tired of being the "laughing stock" of her
friends because of the controversy over accepting the
original sign. Now, even debate on the motion on what to
have the mayor vote for was controversial.
"Why have it come out in the paper next week that
Gary Deffenbaugh voted differently than everybody else
[at the ITPO] because the commission told him to?" she
asked.
Other members of the public also seemed confused
about the motion.
Diane Caniff, a member of the EEEC that had ob-
jected to the manatee logo on the original MCAT sign,
said there have been so many confusing statements from
MCAT on signs that the city should not assume it would
have to pay for anything.
She also understood from MCAT that the city "can do
what we want."
To a degree, replied Cramer. "Yes, but we have to pay
for it" if the city is not accepting the signs, she said.


Final (?) trolley sign vote

Monday morning
By Paul Roat
Let's give it one more vote on those pesky trol-
ley signs.
The Island's three mayors, as representatives of
the Island Transportation Planning Organization,
decided Monday to wait until next Monday to cast a
vote on the logo design for the trolley stop signs.
Ironically, the ITPO members were the ones'N
cast the first vote on the logo and, it appears, the ad-
visory group will now be the last to have a say in the
matter of what has become a nagging controversy -
at least in Anna Maria City.
ITPO members Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh, then-Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail
Cole and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore -
approved the smiling manatee design for the trolley
logo last May.
Now, with some Anna Maria City residents fum-
ing about the manatee caricature, Whitmore is doing
some fuming of her own.
"Because it was a state and county project," she
said, "and we are the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, we voted on it then and it should have
been done. I think we have more important issues to
deal with. We're elected officials. Let's do our job."
New Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie re-
quested and received a grudging delay until Monday
by Deffenbaugh and Whitmore to allow the city's
commission to have one more vote on the matter
during its regular meeting Thursday.
Monday's special ITPO meeting will be at 8 a.m.
in Bradenton Beach City Hall.

Cindi Mansour thought the city was committing funds
at this time for bench backs. Cramer said no, but
benchbacks will be on the agenda for discussion at the
next commission meeting. She hoped to have written es-
timates on costs to have promotional bench backs de-
signed by then.
So ended yet another commission meeting on the
Manatee Trolley and its offensive manatee logo. But not
before Cramer summed up what everyone at the meeting
already knew. "We want to be different," said the commis-
sioner.




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Watch (wash) your mouth
Who would have guessed that chatting about poli-
tics at the Anna Maria Post Office would be forbidden?
Folks picking up their mail and doing business at
Bayview Plaza are going to have to be careful in the
future to mind what they talk about.
Although clearly the majority of folks in the City of
Anna Maria would like for just about everything ex-
cepting politicians to stay the same, the times are
changing.
It may well be within the rights of the plaza's
owner to restrict campaigning there, but does he have
the interest of the community and his tenants' custom-
ers at heart or is he merely concerned with maintain-
ing a pristine atmosphere at the plaza?
Due to the unique nature of the mail service in
Anna Maria (no home delivery), residents are almost
bound to stop by the post office at some point or other
during the week. Most folks go there daily. And what
more pertinent (read "hot") topic could there be in the
tiny town than politics.
Of course, folks can still pick up their mail and
converse on the city topic dujour, but no campaigning?
What in the world have we come to?
Please vote "no" to mind control.

Visioning
"Visioning" was such an odd word for the 1980s,
but so fitting today. Heck, our future was pretty much
cut and dried: we'd have the same kind of people com-
ing to the same kind of resorts on the Island, utilizing
the same kind of momn-and-pop restaurants and shops
while enjoying the laid-back life of sun, sand and surf.
Sure, we all liked the thought.of property values go-
ing up a bit, though taxes go up, too, but what the hey!
Well, what the hey is right. Our laid-back lifestyle
is in serious jeopardy these days as older homes are
bought, gutted or demoed and replaced with
multi-family structures. The boom of the early 2000s
may go down in history as comparable to the growth
explosion of the 1950s. Are we ready?
That's where that visioning stuff comes in. Get a
bunch of people together in a room with someone fast on
their feet who can keep the conversation directed to a point
and let's talk about where we've been, where we're go-
ing ... and how we're going to get there.
Then start implementing itand define the vision we
want on the Island for the next few decades in the
form of ordinances, in the comprehensive plan and
zoning codes.
Tourist town, residential retreat, condo canyon?
Crystal balls not supplied, of course.


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Old Bridge Village comments
Thanks to Paul Roat for the thoughtful article on
Old Bridge Village (The Islander, Jan. 9), which
clearly presents the issues. However, there are a couple
of small errors that need to be clarified.
Firstly, the old cottage on Third Street South will
be renovated for just one commercial space, not three.
The entire property will contain just two more commer-
cial spaces, both located on the ground floor of single
units facing Third Street South. Contrary to rumor,-
and as confirmed by the commission ruling Jan. 3 -
no commercial development whatsoever will occur on
this property now or in the future on Fourth Street
South.
Secondly, the Old Bridge Village plan calls for 11
residential units and three commercial spaces for a to-
tal of 14. The seven lots on the site could have been
developed "as of right" with 14 residential units plus
as many as nine or 10 commercial units on the ground
floors of the buildings on lots 10, 11 and 15. Our crit-
ics got carried away when they added the three com-
mercial units to the Old Bridge Village total, while
conveniently neglecting to add the nine or 10 commer-
cial units to the 14 residential units buildable for a
total of 23 or 24. Apples with apples, please. (All com-
mercial spaces have been estimated at the same 900
square feet each.)
And thirdly, a resident claimed that the Old Bridge
Village structures would be 43 feet high. Huh? Current
rules allow structures to be 29 feet above base flood
elevation. That's what we plan.
Penelope Naylor, architectural designer, Old
Bridge Village

Boot camp recommended
Although I am presently not a resident of Anna
Maria nor do I vote here yet, I will do so in the near
future. We love the Island very much and also admire
The Islander. It is a very professionally published
newspaper with an obviously very good staff behind it.


There are always good stories and articles in it and the
layout is easy to read. Thank you for all of the effort
that you put into it.
I am a recently retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel
and have traveled all over the world. I've been involved
with many different cultures and people and have a
keen insight into personalities, as that was my business
for more than 30 years.
After reading the well-written article by Rick
Catlin concerning the "spitting contest" (Islander Jan.
2) I had to laugh. I don't know if it's coincidence,
maybe timing or whatever, but it seems that this guy
Rick DeFrank is always in The Islander ranting about
something or someone.
Why does he get so much press in your paper?
Especially when the adjectives in front of his name are
such words as yelling, hollering, etc. In this particular
article he was "outraged." Is this person for real or
what? He should look into a mirror to see his real prob-
lem.
Mr. DeFrank has stated that "everyone that knows
me knows that I am only interested in promoting the
arts." Well, I've asked some people who know him
what they thought and you wouldn't be able to print in
your paper what they said.
You'd probably be doing him a favor if you kept
his name out of the paper, maybe then he'd grow up.
-What a difference 12 weeks in Parris Island would have
made in his life.
Come on, Mr. DeFrank, relax and enjoy what you
have and leave everyone else to his/her own business.
Col. B.G. Barford, USMC (retired)

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Wednesday, Jan. 16
12:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Garden Club crime preven-
tion presentation by Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy
Al DeMaio at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 722-5902.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Jan. 17
6:30 p.m. Island Garden Club guest speaker Tim
Myers presents "Raising Roses in Florida's Climate" at
the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4432. Potluck dinner
precedes event.
7p.m. Bingo at the Annie Silver Community Center,
23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1915. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 18
10 a.m. to 5p.m. Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing 'The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. -The Bobby Duran Jazz group will
perform at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
1 p.m. Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee's
Caregiver Support Group meeting at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 748-3001.
6 p.m. Hawaiian luau at the American Legion Post
No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-
3489 or 792-8731. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players opening night of "37 Post-
cards" at the Island Players theater, Gulf Driive and
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Saturday, Jan. 19
10 a.m. to noon --Art demonstrations by watercolor-
ist Caroline Whitmore and quilter Irene Murphy at Is-
land Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-


formation: 778-6648.
10a.m. to 5p.m. -Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing "The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Sunday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children's Seder Meal and
exotic animal presentation at Temple Beth El, 2209
75th St., Bradenton. Reservations: 792-0870.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dog Day Afternoon Poker Run &
Dog Festival at Mel's Diner, U.S. Hwy 41 and Cortex
Rd., Bradenton. Information: Sue Seelig, 776-9824 or
Beth Pelston, 744-5240.
10 a.m. to 5p.m. -Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing 'The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
2 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.
7:30 p.m. Auditions for "California Suite" by Neil
Simon at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue, Anna Maria City. Information: 778-4412.

Monday, Jan. 21
10 a.m. Adult ballet classes at the Sinclair Dance
Academy, 7451 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 779-1108.
10 a.m. to 5p.m. -Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing "The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Noon -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents
"War and the Constitution: Being Safe and Free at a
Time of Crisis" at the Beach House restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-
9287. Fee applies.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish dance lessons at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2416.
7 p.m. Wildlife sculptor Randy Puckett speaks at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watercolor workshop with Jacquie


Clark at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton. Registration: 761-2866. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing "The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service Officer available to
interview clients at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 749-3030.
By appointment only.
1:30 p.m. --Visionaires meeting at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-5001.
4:30 to 6 p.m. Swinging Strings concert lecture at
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Joan M. Durante
Pavilion, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 383-2345. Fee applies.
7:30 to 9 p.m. Swinging Strings concert lecture at
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Joan M. Durante
Pavilion, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 383-2345. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art for conservation exhibit featur-
ing 'The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at Mote
Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
5 to 7 p.m. Greek dinner at the Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Fee ap-
plies.
7p.m. -Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6341.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Coming up:
* Wearable art fashion show at the Longboat Key Club
Jan. 24.
* Polish dinner and dance at St. Bernard Catholic
Church Jan. 26.
* Penny sale at the Sandpiper Mobile Resort Jan. 26.
* Book sale at the Island Branch Library Jan. 26.
* Eckerd Film Festival at Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 27.
* Beginning Internet class at the Island Branch Library
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Bradenton Beach committee rejects Anna Maria compromise


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria: Please stop wasting our city's time
and yours trying to come up with yet another compro-
mise sign for the Manatee Trolley.
We're not interested in compromise anymore, said
the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity to the City of Anna Maria at its Jan. 8
meeting.
Entity members heard from Manatee County Area
Transit marketing manager Susan Hancock that Anna
Maria had rejected her attempt at a compromise trol-
ley sign which she hoped would have been acceptable
to all three Island cities, and instead had come up with
a third design.
Some Anna Maria residents had complained the
original sign containing a manatee caricature looked
too much like a cartoon or Disney character and did not
fit the "uniqueness" of Anna Maria.
The compromise sign was then produced by
Hancock, but that, too,-was rejected by Anna Maria.
A third sign designed by local artist Joan Voyles
for Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer was
approved by that city's members of the Island Trolley
Marketing Committee for presentation to the city com-
mission and the other Island cities, but Bradenton
Beach has had enough.
"If Anna Maria has now gone to a third sign, we
might as well stick with the original," said Scenic
Highway Chairman Harry Brown.
Hancock said the third sign is "not desirable" to
MCAT because production of the trolley stop signs,
both the original and the first compromise sign, have
"already gone to bid." It would not be cost-effective to
submit a third sign.
Asked why MCAT was even bothering to change
the sign for a few complainers in Anna Maria, Hancock
said "because they have a voice" and she was just try-
ing to satisfy every city involved in the trolley.
The approved trolley signs will be supplied free by
MCAT to each Island city. Hancock observed that Anna
Maria can pay for its own signs, pay for benches and
benchback signs, or accept the free signs from MCAT and
put a sticker over the offensive manatee.
Whatever Anna Maria wants to do, it's now time
to move forward said Hancock. Both Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach have approved the original artwork
for the signs and any more delay could mean no signs
in place for any city when the trolley is ready to begin
service, she said.
The committee voted 8-0 to recommend that the
Bradenton Beach City Commission stick with the origi-
nal trolley sign that includes the manatee logo, as al-
ready approved by the commission.


Another topic of discussion was the number of
unsightly newspaper racks scattered throughout the
city.
Frank Shipman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
gave a presentation on how his newspaper "quarter-
backs" a city ordinance for modular newspaper racks
that have replaced many freestanding racks.
Each media outlet buys a space in the modular rack
from the manufacturer, Shipman explained. Racks are
built to specifications, but generally accommodate up
to 32 publications. The city then chooses the modular
locations in consultation with the publications and pri-
vate business. Free-standing racks are still allowed in


certain locations, but not within 250 feet of the modu-
lar unit.
Shipman said a Sarasota ordinance has been a huge
success for that city. "People call me all the time and
ask for a modular unit" at their location, he said.
The units are only placed in "high-profile" loca-
tions, Shipman added.
In Bradenton Beach, there are just five or six loca-
tions that have a lot of unsightly, free-standing racks
said Mayor John Chappie.
Brown said the Scenic Highway Entity will study
the Sarasota ordinance first before making any recom-
mendations to the city commission.


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Islander Reporter
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in this block of Avenue C, which has both commercial
properties and private homes.
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commission included appropriate waste disposal, delivery
of goods, parking, disposal of toxic substances, mainte-
nance of easements, storage of vehicles and criteria for
small businesses operating on that block.
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The public works department will also begin mak-
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ment.
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available grants from the county specifically for neigh-
borhood organizations interested in cleaning up and
doing public improvement projects.
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Anna Maria is doing' some trash talking'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Trash was flying at the Anna Maria City Com-
mission meeting Jan. 10, but it wasn't the usual
trash-talking some have come to associate with a
city commission meeting. It was trash talk over what
company will provide the city garbage collection
and recycling services when the current contract
with Waste Management Inc. expires on March 31.
Trash-talkin' Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said that
a rival company, BFI, has submitted a request to bid
for the service.
An equally trash-talkin' Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh said he was satisfied with the service
from Waste Management. BFI does not operate gar-
bage collection anymore in Manatee County, only a
recycling service, he said.
However, it's up to the commission, said
Deffenbaugh. "We can negotiate the present contract
to extend or go out to bid," he said.
Commissioner John Michaels said it would not
hurt to "see what kind of price they [BFI] offer."
"If we can save the citizens some bucks, I don't
see why we shouldn't do it. We have an obligation."
Skoloda agreed. "The least we ought to do is lis-
ten."
Michaels and Deffenbaugh thought that if BFI
comes in with lower bid, Waste Management would
have the right to bid again.
Hold on a minute, said Commissioner Jay Hill.
"We're not building a Saturn rocket here." It's not
a large bid. Both companies should be able to sub-
mit a bid in a week.
City Attorney James Dye said both companies
should be given the same deadline for bids to be sub-
mitted and what services they were bidding for.
Skoloda said the present franchise agreement
could be used as a guideline.
Rose Quinn, a former Anna Maria resident who
now manages Waste Management in Manatee
County, said her company has no problem with a
bid, but said the city "should not give-up what you
have right now."
She suggested the city talk with Waste Manage-
ment first about a new contract before putting it out
to bid.
When Skoloda said the city had an obligation to
entertain bids, Quinn said the city could also "rene-
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Anna Maria resident Mary Kirby said she was
very happy with Waste Management and saw "a lot
of problems" if the city went with BFI.
Rich Law said the city "could open up Pandora's
box" trying to save a few pennies. "It's not rocket
science. Why don't you just leave well enough
alone?"
But Bill Motis countered, "It's just good man-
agement to at least take a look at them. It's just good
management to have a bid process."
Michaels said the commission is not discussing
any change, just wanting to see what other prices are
out there. "Now Waste Management is willing to ne-
gotiate. It's probably because there is another
player."
Commissioners voted 5-0 to have bids in by Jan.
23 for discussion at the city commission meeting.

Job descriptions
Commissioners heard a presentation by Hill of
the ongoing work of the Administrative Procedures
Committee in preparing job descriptions for all city
staff and copies of each job description were submit-
ted to the commission. The city has operated for
years without job descriptions for staff positions.
There was a discussion from the public on the
length of some of the descriptions and Anna Maria
resident Motis said the descriptions should have sal-
ary ranges and grades.
Hill also said he would like the commission to
consider a job safety policy for the city as a resolu-
tion.
Further discussion of the job descriptions and a
city safety policy will be on the agenda for the next
commission meeting.

City pier
The commission also voted to approve an addi-
tional expense of $11,851 for repairs to the city pier
for damage from Tropical Storm Gabrielle. How-
ever, contractor J. E. Murray, who had done the
original repairs and furnished the estimate for the
additional work, withdrew as contractor for future
repairs, citing his current workload elsewhere.
There was also a discussion about the need for
the annual underwater inspection of the pier. The last
inspection was in December 2000, noted Hill, so
"let's get on the ball."
Supervisor of Public Works George McKay said
it would be better to complete the repair work before
the underwater inspection. He said he knew of at
least five pilings that need work.


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There is a current liability issue at the pier, ac-
cording to McKay, and the city needs this repair
work done immediately to eliminate any potential
problems.
"We need to show we are doing the best we can
with a wood structure," said McKay.
Hill, however, didn't "want to spend money now
if we have to rip it up again to fix the pilings."
Either way, the city is going to have to cough up
more money to fix the pilings, said McKay.
He did not have an estimate to repair the pilings.
That will come from the underwater inspection that
will be performed by a professional agency, he said.
Hill finally relented, .saying the commission
should pay the $11,841 and "give instructions to
complete the underwater inspection."
The motion to pay the money was passed, 5-0,
with the stipulation that the city administration pro-
ceed "as soon as possible" with the underwater in-
spection.

Cell towers
Deffenbaugh said three consultants on cell tower
ordinances have been contacted to submit bids and
the price on each of them is "high."
Kreines & Kreines charges a minimum $2,500
with an additional $25,000 to $30,000 to prepare a
study and finalize an ordinance. Other companies
operate on an hourly basis.
The subject will be put on a future city commis-
sion agenda, Deffenbaugh said.

County charter
Michaels said voters in Anna Maria need to be
aware of the county charter issue. If the Manatee
County Commission places the item on a
countywide ballot, it will probably pass, he said.
Only 4 percent of county voters are on the Island,
while more than 30 percent are in the Lakewood
Ranch area, and those people appear to favor a char-
ter.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who
represents the Island and Cortez, appears to be "lean-
ing'" toward putting the issue to a public vote, said
Michaels.

Parking enforcement
This issue was dropped from the agenda in lieu
of discussion and a vote on the design of trolley
signs.
Skoloda said it should be the first agenda item
for discussion at the next commission meeting.


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coaches who want to be part of Anna Maria Island
Little League.
Registration is open to boys and girls age 5-18
whose parents or guardians live in the Island bound-
aries, including north Longboat Key.
Players and their parents can sign up in the front
lobby of the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, Thursday, Jan. 17,
from 6 to 8 p.m.
Registration will also be held at the Center Satur-
day, Jan. 19, from noon to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Jan 24,
from 6 to 8 p.m.
Anna Maria Island Little League President Tammy
Catz said the league anticipates scheduling games with
another league from town this season, but won't know
the outcome until they first determine how many play-
ers and teams they have on the Island.
Registration fee is $65 for juniors, age 13 to 18, and
$50 for the first child and $45 for the second. The cost
covers insurance and uniforms, which come complete
with shirt, cap, pants and socks. The fees also help pay
umpires. Scholarships are available and no child will be
turned away for lack of funds.
A parent or legal guardian must show a current
driver's license and an original or state-certified copy
of the child's birth certificate. This also applies to re-
turning players. It's also helpful to bring an insurance
card.
Tryouts for the spring season will be scheduled and
held at a later date.
For more information, call player/agent Nichole
Pelkey at 778-9637, or Catz at 779-1817.

Visionaires meet Tuesday
The low-vision organization Visionaires will meet
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Transpor-
tation may be arranged and further information ob-
tained by calling 778-5001.

'Raising Roses in Florida'
is topic for garden club
Tim Myers will instruct on "Raising Roses in the
Florida Climate" at a meeting of the Island Garden
Club Thursday, Jan. 17, in the social rooms of the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The meeting will follow a potluck supper that will
begin at 6:30 p.m. Myers is an expert on roses at Orban
Nursery. Further information is available at 778-4432.

Island Gallery West sets
demonstrations for Saturday
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
. Beach, will host free art demonstrations from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturday, Jan. 19.
Caroline Whitmore will demonstrate watercolor
painting and Irene Murphy will show quilting tech-
niques.
Hours of the artists' cooperative gallery are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details are avail-
able at 778-6648.

'Swinging Strings' opens jazz
series on Longboat
The annual Al Hixon Jazz Concert Series, so popu-
lar in the past that a session has been added to each
concert, will open Tuesday, Jan. 22, with "Swinging
Strings."
It will be from 4:30 to 6 and 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive. The series will have eight concerts in all, spon-
sored by Andrew Vac Realty Inc.
Al Hixon himself, a Longboat resident and leader
of That Jazz Band, will be producer and drummer for
the concert. Joining him will be Richard Drexler, John
Lamb, Bubba Thurston, Billy Pillucere and Charlie
Prawdzik.
Reservations may be made and tickets at $15 for
members and $18 non-members purchased by calling
383-2345.


More books, videos needed
for annual sale at library
Books and volunteer helpers are being
sought for the Friends of the Island Library's
annual sale Jan. 26, with books of all kinds and
video tapes accepted through the preceding
Thursday.
The volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to
noon Friday, Jan. 25, to help set up the books
for the sale, and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday
to help clear up the sale. Persons interested in
helping may call Val McGannon at 778-5538.
The sale itself will begin at 10 a.m. Satur-
day at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Proceeds go to help programs at the li-
brary.
The library opens weekdays at 10 a.m. and
closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, 6
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturdays. Information may be obtained by
calling 778-6341.


Pancake brunch Saturday
at Roser Church
A pancake brunch will be served from 8 a.m. un-
til noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Tickets, which may be bought at the door, are $3
for adults and $1.50 for children. Details are available
at 778-0414.

Sandpiper's 'penny sale'
items sought
Donations of items for its annual "penny sale" are
being accepted at the Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 2601
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The sale will be for resort residents on Jan. 26, said
manager Geni Mohr. Last year's event raised $597 for
the Anna Maria Island Privateers youth programs, she
noted, and proceeds will go to the Privateers again this
year.
Many of the items raffled at the annual sale are
donated by merchants of the Island, and many come
from individuals who may drop them off at the resort
office between 1 and 3 p.m. weekdays.
Mohr explained that tickets are sold in the resort at
20 for $1, and that prize-winners are drawn the evening
of the "penny sale."

'California Suite' auditions
at Players on Sunday
The Island Players will have auditions for parts in
"California Suite" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the
troupe's theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria City.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said she has parts for six
women and five men in their 30s or older. The Neil
Simon play will run March 15-April 1. More informa-
tion may be obtained at from Elfenbein 778-4412.

Oops dates corrected
Incorrect dates were given in The Islander of Jan.
9 listings of Irish dancing classes at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. The
correct dates are Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 25. Classes
are from 12:30 to 2-30 p.m. Details may be obtained by
calling 778-2416.

Caregiver Support Group
changes meeting place
The Caregiver Support Group will change its
meeting place in January because of a jazz festival
at its usual rendezvous, the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. It will meet instead at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The session will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, and
is open to anyone caring for an adult friend or fam-
ily member with chronic health or memory prob-
lems. The organization is part of Neighborly Senior
Services of Manatee County. For detail' cai;l -t
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Island players
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performance
The stage is a marvel
for this 50-plus-year-
old theater, putting a
tilt on the audience's
view and within the
play, "37 Postcards,"
which is written by
Michael McKeever. The
author is expected to
appear for an opening
night champagne
reception, yet another
new twist for the
Players. Curtain times
for "37 Postcards" are
8 p.m. except for three
Sunday matinees at 2
p.m. It runs through
Feb. 3 and there are no
performances Mondays.
Tickets at $14 may be
purchased by calling
778-5755 or in person
at the box office, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.
The theater is at Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria City.


Obituaries


Kenneth H. Jackson
Kenneth H. Jackson, 78, of Bradenton, died Jan.
12.
.Born in Providence, R.I., Mr. Jackson came to
!Manatee County from Scituate, R.I., full time five
years ago after being a winter visitor for many years.
He worked at W.E. Jackson Company for more than 30
years before starting West Park Gold Stamping in
Providence. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps dur-
ing World War II, receiving a Bronze Star and a Purple
Heart. He organized golf tournaments in the 1990s to
benefit the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund. He was a
member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post. No.
24, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18, and Ma-
rine Corps League, all in Bradenton. He attended Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City.
Visitation and services were Jan. 14. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Marina Corps Scholarship
Foundation, P.O. Box 3008, Princeton NJ 08543.
He is survived by wife Louisa; daughters Gail
Ornstein of Hope Valley, R.I., and Susan Jackson of
Newberry Port, Mass.; stepsons Jimmy Dury of
Bradenton and Ray Dury of Baltimore, Md.; step-
daughters Mary Brown of Towson, Md., and Linda
Bittner of Freeland, Md.; brothers Robert of
Gloucester, R.I,, and William of Johnstown, R.I.; six
grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and two step-
great-grandchildren.
Freda Mae Parsons
Freda Mae Parsons, 84, of Bradenton, died Jan. 9.
Born in Fulton, N.Y., Mrs. Parsons came to Mana-
tee County from Fair Haven, N.Y., 40 years ago. She
was manager of the lunch counter at the former Kress
department store in Bradenton for 15 years. She was a
member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach, and
the Southside Baptist Church, Bradenton.
Visitation was Jan. 11 and services Jan. 12 at
Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto. Burial was in Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
She is survived by husband Walter R. Sr.; sons
Walter R. Jr., and Robert L., both of Bradenton, Floyd
David of Fulton, Charles A. of Florida, and Joseph
Scott of Lehigh Acres; sisters Jane Miller of Buffalo,
N.Y., Claudia Drake and Maude Dingman, both of
Fulton, Cassie Alfonson and Barbara Guynn, both of
Oswego, N.Y., and Harrietta Mahar of New York
State; brother Leo Andrews of Las Vegas; 18 grand-
children; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-
grandchildren.

Clement J. Paznokas
Clement J. Paznokas, 92, of Bradenton, died Jan. 5.
Born in Lithuania, Mr. Paznokas came to Manatee


County from Pittsburgh in 1973. He attended St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church and was a member of the Men's
Club.
Visitation was Jan. 9 and services Jan. 10. Burial
will be in Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc.,
Manatee-Sarasota Counties Chapter Inc., 1230 S.
Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239. Brown and Sons Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.


Wallace M. Praskievicz
Wallace M. Praskievicz, 81, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 13.
Born in Holden, Mass., Mr. Praskievicz came to
Manatee County from Washington, D.C., in 1979.
He was retired from Simplex Time Recorder and
from the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. He served in
the U.S. Navy for 20 years during World War II and
the Korean War and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 16, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
He is survived by wife Mary A.; sons Michael of
Wheaton, Md., Robert of Rockville, Md., and Will-
iam of Bradenton; daughters Jacquelyn of Anna
Maria, Patricia and Dani, both of Bradenton, Peggy
of Englewood, and Frances of Elberton, Ga.;
adopted sons Kyle and Karl, both of Anna Maria;
sister Misha of Worcester, Mass.; brother John of
Worcester; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grand-
children.

Alwin L. Schenck
Alwin L. Schenck, 92, of Bradenton, died Jan.
13.
Born in Columbus, Ga., Mr. Schenck came to
Manatee County from there in 1972. He was retired
as C.E.O. from the Jordan Company. He served in
the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He
was a member of the Key Royale Club, Holmes
Beach.
Private services were held. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the American Heart Associa-
tion, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife of 14 years Margaret;
stepdaughter Sharon Smith Hutton of Bufford, S.C.;
and stepsons Milton C. Smith Jr. of Bradenton, and
W. Kirkland Smith of Atlanta, Ga.


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Safety, freedom topics Monday
"The War and the Constitution: Being Safe and
Free at a Time of Crisis" will be discussed at a meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club Mon-
day, Jan. 21.
The meeting will be a Dutch-treat luncheon open
to the public at noon at the Beach House restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The speaker will be Michael Pheneger, secretary
and board member of the American Civil Liberties
Union of Florida and program director at the Univer-
sity of South Florida. He is a retired U.S. Army colo-
nel and was director of intelligence at U.S. Central
Command, Tampa.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-9287.

Bingo season opens Thursday
First in the series of weekly "smoke-free" bingo
sessions will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd Street
and Avenue C in Bradenton Beach.
Every succeeding Thursday night for the rest of the
season will see similar bingo play at the center. Cards
are 50 cents and prizes are donated by merchants, plus
some cash prizes, said Kit Redeker.
The sessions annually attract 40 to 50 players ev-
ery Thursday, said Redeker. Further information is
available at 778-1915.
Special seder for children
Children from 4 through 13 are to have a seder, or
special meal, and meet an iguana, tortoise and tree frog
at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Temple Beth El, 2209
75th St. W., Bradenton.
The event celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu
B'Shevat will be for parents, as well. Reservations are
required and may be made by calling 792-0870.

Ballet class Monday
"Adult Classical Ballet and Classical Easy
Movement" taught by Maureen Dye of Anna Maria
will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, and succeeding
Monday at Sinclair Dance Academy, 7451 Manatee
A\e. W., Bradenton. Additional details may be ob-
tained at 779-1108.


Dog day afternoon poker run,
dog festival Sunday
Start off the new year on the right paw at the
Dog Day Afternoon Poker Run and Dog Festival
Sunday, Jan. 20. The community service event pro-
motes safe, drug free schools as well as heightens
awareness of the efforts of service and working
dogs in the community.
The dog festival will be held from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Mel's Diner, U.S. Hwy. 41 and Cortez
Road, Bradenton, and will feature an adoption area,
demonstrations by local trainers, and a "Rescue
Row," featuring canine rescue groups.
Live music by Voodoo Court and Blues Logic
will keep the festival hopping as participants
browse through local information booths.
In conjunction with the dog festival, a motor-
cycle poker run will rev up at 10 a.m. from Hob
Nob in Sarasota and continue through St. Armands
Circle to the Beach House restaurant in Bradenton
Beach.
The poker run will continue with stops at Mel's
Diner, Fumble In, Crazy Ted's and Will's Honky
Tonk. Prizes will be awarded at Will's Honky
Tonk and live music will be performed by Relay.
For more information, call Sue Seelig at 776-
9824 or Beth Pelston at 774-5240.



Greek dinner Wednesday
at Church of Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
repeat an event that proved popular last year when it
again hosts a Greek dinner Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The public dinner will be in the parish hall, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from 5 to 7 p.m., with park-
ing on Second Avenue just south of the building.
On the menu will be moussaka, pastitios,
dolmathes and other Greek and American fare.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are lim-
ited to 200 diners for the event. The $8 tickets will be
available before and after Sunday services and at the
parish office, or may be arranged by calling 778-1638.


Arbor Day planting Friday
in Anna Maria City
Keep Manatee Beautiful announced it celebrate
Florida Arbor Day with the planting of a live oak tree
at Anna Maria City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
The 30-gallon oak is donated by Turner Tree and
Landscape and Keep Manatee Beautiful will provide a
commemorative bronze plaque.

Forum scheduled for mayor
candidates in Anna Maria
Anna Maria City mayoral candidates will get their
turn in the spotlight at The Islander's Candidates Fo-
rum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
The forum will be at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to allow residents
time to submit questions to the candidates in writing on
forms provided there. The Islander also may submit ques-
tions. Candidates may display campaign literature and
mingle with voters before the forum begins.
Candidates are SueLynn and the current vice
mayor, Tom Skoloda.
Questions from the audience will be announced by
the moderator, Islander publisher Bonner Joy. Time
allotted for responses will be based on the number of
inquiries submitted, but in the past one-minute re-
sponses have been the norm.

Gallery West demos Saturday
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host free art demonstrations from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Jan. 19.
Caroline Whitmore will demonstrate watercolor
painting and Irene Murphy will show quilting techniques.
Hours of the artists' cooperative gallery are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details are avail-
able at 778-6648.

Legion luau Friday
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 will host a
Hawaiian luau Friday, Jan. 18, at 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton, with cocktails at 6 p.m., Polynesian buffet at
7 and dancing and entertainment starting at 8. Tickets at
$10 and details are available at 794-3489 or 792-8731.


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9:00 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
Friday, Jan. 18
Senior Citizen Day
11:30 am Lori Hafer and Hillside Singers
12:00 noon Jim Miller & The Jimmy Dorsey
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5:30 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
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Gospel Sunday
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2:00 pm Abide
3:00 pm Exodus
5:00 pm Peace River Ministries
6:00 pm Church on the Rock
Monday, Jan. 21
12:00 noon Kids Talent Show
12:00 noon Jim Herrington Strolling Act
1:30 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
3:00 pm Sea Lion Splash
3:30 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
5:30 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
6:00 pm 7th Annual Cheerleading Competition
7:00 pm Sea Lion Splash
7:30 pm Jim Herrington Strolling Act
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12:30 pm Nancy Roth
12:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
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2:00 pm Nancy Roth
2:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
3:00 pm Sea Lion Splash
4:00 pm Nancy Roth
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Senior Citizen Day
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2:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
4:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
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7:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
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5:00 pm Dr. Dave
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6:15 pm Nancy Roth
7:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
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12:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
2:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
2:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
4:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
5:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
7:00 pm Swampmaster Gator Show
7:30 pm Ed & Geraldine Old Time Music
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 16, 2002 0 PAGE 13

Lott announces resignation from IMS board


Island Middle School board member Lynn Lott
announced her resignation at the board's monthly
meeting on Jan. 8.
The surprise announcement caught many of the board
members off guard, but board chairman John Monetti said
the search would begin immediately for a replacement.
Monetti emphasized that a board member does not have
to be the parent of a student at Island Middle School.
Lott did not give any specific reasons for her res-
ignation, but indicated a desire to spend more time with
her children.
The board also heard from IMS Director Jeanne
Shell on the results of student testing done earlier in the
school year.
While a full comparison to previous scores had not yet
been completed, Shell said preliminary results were posi-
tive. Several parents at the meeting said they were "pleas-
antly surprised" at how well their child had scored.
The best comparison of how well students are do-
ing will come when they take their "post test" at the end
of the year, Shell said.
She did report that percentages of students with
good scores were better for Island Middle students than
at many other public middle schools. Some administra-
tors at other schools were actually "envious," she said.
Students are now beginning to practice for their
FCAT tests, which take place in February, Shell said.
There was also a discussion of the lunch program.
Anna Maria Elementary School will be contacted to
determine if they can provide lunch to IMS. This may
require approval by the Manatee County School Board,
Shell said.
The "team-teaching" concept that had begun near
the end of the first semester seemed to be working well,
she said.
The downside seemed to be that students working
on the computers were distracted by students in the
class doing other work. Shell said she would try to put
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Board chairman John Monetti said the board
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and willing to offer fresh ideas and perspectives
to the school. A board member does not have to
have a child enrolled at IMS, he emphasized.
Anyone interested in joining the board can
contact IMS or attend the next board meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the
school located at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach.


teacher, to see if this.helped students.
The board indicated that it was happy with team
teaching and this move should be watched closely.
Shell said if it didn't seem to be working, she would
move the teachers back together in one classroom.
Monetti said that from the reports of team teaching
and the initial test scores, the school and staff seemed
to be doing a "good job," and that many of the prob-
lems associated with the start-up of any school were
now behind IMS.
It was time to start looking at next year and he sug-
gested the school start preparing now and budget for 90
students.
Eighth-grade is expected to be added to the cur-
riculum for the 2002-03 school year and Monetti indi-
cated it would be better to budget now for 90 students
and end up with 100, rather than the opposite.
With word getting around that IMS was turning out
to be a pretty good school, Monetti felt enrollment for
sixth grade was sure to increase for the next school
year. The time to look ahead is at hand.
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Parents signed a contract when their child was en-
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ber of hours at the school. Many parents are not yet
honoring their contract and the suggestion was made to
send letters to those parents with a list of available
volunteer jobs.
The board also discussed keeping a current substi-
tute teacher on a daily basis for the remainder of the
year with the definite possibility of full-time employ-
ment when the teaching corps expands for the next
school year. In its December meeting, the board had
voted to approve keeping the substitute, based upon the
availability of funds.
The substitute is doing "quite well" said Shell, and
Monetti said he would contact the school's accountant
to ensure the funding was available.
Board members also questioned some of the attor-
ney fees charged. Chuck Webb, the board's attorney
and a member of the board, was not at the meeting to
explain his billing procedures.
The board voted to hold regular meetings on the
first Tuesday of every month.


Dance class anticipates
Kiwanis Sweetheart Ball
A ballroom dancing class to hone dancing
skills for the Kiwanis Sweetheart Ball is planned
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
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It's time for students to write a play


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
It's time for creative young minds to answer one
simple question: Where can your imagination take
you?
Members of the Florida Studio Theatre's
Playmakers gave students at Anna Maria Elementary
School some practice exploring the boundaries of
their imaginations during a recent visit to the school
promoting FST's Young Playwrights Festival.
The actors told students for "every imagination
there is a different play a comedy, a tragedy, a
love story each as unique and different as each in-
dividual.
To help put the creative sparks in motion, the
Playmakers troupe performed several plays written
by other students for the playwright's festival last
year.
The plays presented a wide range of characters
and themes, some wise and some light-hearted.
Playmaker Adam Ratner said this year the
troupe's focus was on pieces students could emo-
tionally connect with. In turn, students were encour-
aged to think about the feelings of the characters
they create for their own plays.
The Playmakers also tapped into the imagination
of the audience by letting students improvise scenes
on stage with them.
Through this hands-on play writing, students
learned to mix the ingredients of a play: setting,
characters, conflict and dialogue. Young writers are
encouraged to mix these ingredients with their
imagination and create a short play.
The Young Playwrights Festival receives 5,000
plays from students in kindergarten through sixth-
grade each year. The actors read all of the plays and
packets are made available for the public to read and
evaluate.
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The Handicapped Kid


By Mark Whitley
Fifth grade student at
Anna Maria Elementary School
(Anna Maria Island Student Mark Whitley's
play "The Handicapped Kid" was one of the winning
submissions from last year's Young Playwrights
Festival and was performed by actors from the
Florida Studio Theatre at the Festival of New Plays.)

Characters: John (in wheelchair), Greg (John's
friend), Mike and Tom (two bullies), John's mom
and dad


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Once again it's time for the Young Play-
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ceive a certificate of achievement. Approximately
100 plays receive an honorable mention and a se-
lect few are performed by the Florida Studio The-
atre at schools throughout the area. Writers can
submit as many plays as they wish as long as they
follow the guidelines below:
The contest is open to all students in kinder-
garten through 12th grade.
Plays should be one to five pages in length.
There is no restriction on style, subject or form.
Collaborations are permitted.
Scripts must be typed or printed and stapled
together or bond.
Scripts must have a cover page including:
Date of submission; title of play; name, home ad-
dress and phone number; school address, grade
level and teacher; and date of birth.
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One of the bullies: "Here comes that handi-
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Narrator: So John practiced with his mom and
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Island school, club plan 'Peace Pole'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
With the help of the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club, Anna Maria Elementary School will purchase
a six-sided Peace Pole for the school grounds to
serve as a daily reminder that peace may prevail.
Peace Poles are handcrafted out of environmentally
friendly wood and stand seven feet tall. Plaques are fas-
tened to each side of the pole with the message "May
peace prevail on earth" in multiple languages.
More than 200,000 Peace Poles have been dedi-
cated in 180 countries around the world. Some of the
more exotic Peace Pole locations include Gorky
Park, Russia; Confucius Burial Site, Taiwan; Pyra-
mids of El Giza, Egypt; and the magnetic North
Pole, Canada.
Locally, Anna Maria will join Bashaw Elemen-
tary School in Bradenton and New College in
Sarasota as dedicated Peace Pole sites;
The Island school's pole will be constructed of
cypress wood and will have six sides that can accom-
modate up to 12 plaques. In addition to English,
plaques will also be posted in Russian, Arabic, Span-
ish, Chinese and one Native American language. An
additional plaque written in Braille will be affixed to
the base of the pole.
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was planted recently and dedicated to teacher Pat
Wagner, who died last year.
"We want the pole to be in a place of promi-
nence so that students, staff and visitors will have a
solid reminder of our responsibility to bring about
peace," said Harrison. "The Peace Pole is a physical
icon that makes a difference. The dedication of the
Peace Pole gives students a proactive way of deal-
ing with world issues."
The school also plans to purchase a second pole
to send to its sister school in New York. Island stu-
dents made a connection with students at PS69 after
two students from the New York school transferred
to the Island school on Sept. 11, the same day as the
attacks of terrorism.
A smaller four-sided pole and an indoor display
stand will be sent to the New York school with peace
plaques written in English, Russian, Polish and
Spanish.
Funds for the Peace Pole project came from a
community action grant awarded to the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club. The grant totals $2,000.
Club president Jim Dunne approached the school
inquiring about projects that might need funding and
Harrison suggested the Peace Pole.
The Rotary Club's mission is to provide humani-


tarian service and help build goodwill and peace in
the world. Dunne and Harrison agreed the vision of
the club fit the school's interest in teaching students
the importance of giving back to the community.
The two poles will cost a total of $610. The re-
maining grant money will be used to plan a dedica-
tion celebration scheduled for Feb. 22.
Harrison said plans in progress include an inter-
national food court, planting the pole and dedicating
it, a student performance as well as ethnic dance per-
formances from local dance troupes, a bonfire, fire-
works and a drumming circle.
Dunne hopes this will be the first of many cel-
ebrations on the Island dedicated to peace. In the fu-
ture Dunne would like to see each of the Island cit-
ies pass a resolution to become a Peace City, another
project supported by Rotary International, thus mak-
ing Anna Maria Island the first island officially dedi-
cated to peace.
Also, Dunne said that club members plan to in-
vite the community to join them annually at the
Peace Pole on Sept. 16, which is International Peace
Day, to rededicate themselves to promoting peace.
"This is something we'd like everyone on the Is-
land to participate in," said Dunne. "We want to help
provide hope, especially to children, that peace will
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Islanders


Honored by Rotary
Frank Davis, left, gets his plaque as Anna Maria Island Businessperson of the Year
award from Christian Huth, center, Island Rotary Club director, and Alan Galletto,
chamber of commerce president. The award honors the Island businessperson who
"best exemplifies Rotary International's ethical business practices code," said Huth.
Davis is president of Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island Inc.
Toys from Kiwanis .
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Anna Maria Island Ralph Bassett,
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School Holiday
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Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll or Junior Cuban
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Wednesday, Jan. 23
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Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Yogurt,
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Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Junior Cuban Sandwich,
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Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Jan. 21
School Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Lunch: Hot Dog with Fries or Burritos with Salsa,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed Baby
Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Chips or Hamburger
Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and Roll, Chef Salad
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Thursday, Jan. 24
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on Bun or Chicken and
Rice, Chef Salad with Dressing, Steamed Rice,
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef Salad with
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unlocked van.
Jan. 6, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Galati Marine, information.
Deputies assisted a woman who locked her keys in her
vehicle while the engine was still running.

Bradenton Beach
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has been abusive and she wished to press charges. Accord-
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Jan. 5, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, traffic crash. The
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after it struck the bottom of the porch and fence on the
front of the store. According to the report, the driver was
pulling into a parking spot and was unable to stop. He told
police the throttle on his vehicle sticks sometimes.
Jan. 5, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, driving with-
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Contenders start pulling away


from pretenders


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
There haven't been many changes in the basketball
standings in the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's youth basketball league other than in the Pre-
mier Division, thanks to a 98-43 drubbing of Island
Real Estate by IMG Academy on Jan. 9.
The other divisions have held form. LPAC continues
to dominate Division m with an undefeated 4-0 record,
which gives them a two-game lead over Duncan Real
Estate. Sign of the Mermaid sits atop Division II with a
sparkling 5-0 record, but Marco Polo is on their heels with
a 4-1 record. Division I has a good battle going on for first


place as well with undefeated Air & Energy currently
holding a half-game lead over Island Discount Tackle.
Get out to the Center and take in a game. And if
you have any sports news to report, give me a call at
750-8959 or fax the info to the same number.

Division III: Survey 10, Duncan 0
Island Survey & Map pitched a shutout on Tues-
day, Jan. 8 against Duncan Real Estate to claim its first
victory of the season behind four points from Chris
Callahan and two points apiece from Kevin Callahan,
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Jan. 16 8 p.m. AM Glass & Screen vs.
IMG Academies
Jan. 19 10 a.m. IMG Academies vs.
Island Real Estate
11 a.m. AM Glass vs. AM Oyster Bar
Jan. 23 7 p.m. AM Bar vs. IMG Academies
8 p.m. Island Real Estate vs.
Anna Maria Glass

Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
Jan. 16 7 p.m. Bryant's vs. Air & Energy
Jan. 19 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs.
Island Discount Tackle
7 p.m. Jessie's vs. Galati Marine
Jan. 22 7 p.m. Bryant's vs. Galati Marine
8 p.m. Jessie's vs. Island Discount Tackle


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Sports
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Vajra Morano and Joey Hutchison.

LPAC 19, Survey 9
Justin Dearlove continues to show why he's con-
sidered the top player in Division III, scoring 15 of
LPAC's 19 points in the team's 10-point victory over
Island Survey & Map on Saturday, Jan. 12. Brooke
Fitzgerald and Forrest Schield added two points each
to the victory.
Joey Hutchison led Island Survey & Map with four
points, while Chris and Kevin Callahan scored two
points each. Nash Thompson completed the scoring for
Island Survey with one foul shot in the third quarter.

Division II: Polo 18, Spirits 14
Marco Polo outscored the Island Spirits 10-6 in the
fourth quarter to break an 8-8 tie through three quarters
and claim a hard-fought 18-14 victory on Jan. 9 to re-
main a half game behind Sign of the Mermaid in Di-
vision II.
John Orr paced Marco Polo with nine points, while
Dylan Mullen added six points. Justin Anton chipped
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Kyle Swartzend's eight points led the Spirits,
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Mermaid 21, Paraside 18
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points.

Memaid 37, ACT 16
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while Steve Faasse added six, in a game that was
played without leading scorer Michael Wallen.

Galati 40, Treasures 33
Sam Lott erupted for 26 points, including five
three-pointers to lead Galati Marine to its first victory
of the season over Bryant's Recycled Treasures Tues-
day, Jan. 8. Steve Seaton supported Lott's efforts with
nine points, while Phelps Tracy scored three and Nick
Sato added two.
Chad Richardson led Bryant's with 13 points, in-
cluding one three-point basket, while Steve Faillace
added 10 points. Mark Templeton chipped in with eight
points, while Evan Hunt completed the scoring for
Bryant's with two points.

Premier: IMG 98, IRE 43
IMG Academy showed just how wide the gap in
talent and depth is between it and the rest of the league
in beating up on Island Real Estate Wednesday, Jan. 9.
IMG had six players score in double figures led by
Yoder's 22 points and 18 points from Graffe. Krums
chipped in with 15 points, while Tucker added 14 for
IMG, which also got 13 points from Shelton and 12
points from Lawry.
Island Real Estate was led by Gary Scott, who scored
21 points and Ryan Carlson who finished with 18.

IRE 61, Glass & Screen 51
Gary Scott dominated the low post, scoring a
game-high 27 points to help Island Real Estate get back
on the winning track with a 61-51 victory Saturday,
Jan. 12, over Anna Maria Glass & Screen.
Ryan Carlson chipped in with 12 points for IRE,
while Casey Sartzendrub scored 10. Brian Faasse
added seven points, while Brett Milks and Chris Nelson
completed the scoring with three and two points re-
spectively.
Will Langston's 16 points and 13 points from B.J.
Keim paced Anna Maria Glass & Screen, which also
got eight points each from Bobby Gibbons and Ted


Carlson. Billy Malfese chipped in with four points and
Jessica Cramer had two points.

IMG 78, Oyster Bar 38
Tyler Krauss nailed four three-point baskets, but it
wasn't enough to derail IMG Adademy, which posted
another easy victory. Graffe led the Academy with 20
points, while Krums added 18. Yoder chipped in with 11
points and Lawry and Tucker added 10 points apiece.
Krauss finished with a team-high 14 points and
Aaron Dadulas scored 11. Bobby Cooper added six
points for the Oyster Bar, which also got five points
from Mic Cripe and two points from Chris K.

MHS soccer girls back in form
The Manatee Her-icanes girls' soccer team have
put together a three-game unbeaten streak to improve
its record to 8-6-3, including 3-2 in District 16, putting
them firmly in third place.
The girls opened the week with a disappointing 0-
0 tie against Venice, a team they dominated at home in
a 3-0 victory earlier in the season.
Manatee followed that up with a 10-0 victory over
Pinellas Park on Thursday, Jan. 10, behind three goals
from Alex Bouziane and a pair of headbutt goals from
Mo Davila. Naomi Osborne contributed one goal and
two assists while Michelle DeSaulniers, Priscilla
Henriques, Lila Stone and Skyler Purcell each added
one goal to the victory.
Saturday, January 12 saw the Her-icanes rally from
a 1-0 deficit against Tampa Catholic to tie the score at
1-1 on a goal when former Islander Misty Kinney
scored on a rebound goal.
The Canes put the game away with two second-
half goals from Bouziane to take a 3-1 decision.
Manatee played at Sarasota in a crucial district
match Monday, Jan. 14, before hosting Riverview in
another district game Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. Kick-
off for the JV is set for 6 p.m.
The Her-icanes host Eastbay High School of
Gainesville on Saturday, Jan. 19. Game times are 4
p.m. for the JV team and 6 p.m. for the varsity.
Come on out and support the Her-icanes!


THE ISLANDER JAN. 16, 2002 U PAGE 25


Basketball standings
Premier League, age 14-16
IMG 4-1
Island Real Estate 3-1
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 2-3
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 0-4

Division I, age 12-13
Air & Energy 4-0
Island Discount Tackle 4-1
Jessie's Island Store 1-3
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 1-4
Galati Marine 1-3

Division II, age 10-11
Sign of the Mermaid 5-0
Marco Polo 4-1
Anna Maria Spirits 2-4
A-Paradise Realty 2-3
Accute Care Team 0-5

Division III, age 8-9
LPAC 4-0
Duncan Real Estate 2-2
Danziger Allergy & Sinus 1-2
Island Survey & Map 1-4


Christmas came early
for Island golfer
Christmas came one day early for golfer Karen
Madigan, who along with her husband and children,
was staying at an Anna Maria Island condominium for
the holiday season.
Karen aced the par 3, 115-yard eighth hole at the
Village Green Golf Course in Bradenton on Dec. 24,
marking her first hole-in-one ever.
Karen used a seven-iron to record her ace, while
playing with husband Doug and son Zack. The
Madigans are from Lincolnshire, 11. and definitely plan
on coming back next year for some more Island hos-
pitality and golf.


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Notable quotes on manatees, screwy elections


"We need to define just how many manatees you
need," said Wade Hopping. According to a column in the
Miami Herald by Carl Hiaasen, Hopping is "a big-time
Tallahassee lobbyist who was speaking on behalf of the
National Marine Manufacturers Association, which rep-
resents makers of boats and outboard engines."
If the name Wade Hopping sounds familiar to Island-
ers, it's because he's the principal in the law firm of Hop-
ping, Green, Sams and Smith, the firm representing
Arvida and Bradenton in the attempt to push through the
Perico Island high-rise development.
And however many manatees we "need," we have
325 less of them this year than last.
Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's Florida Marine Research Institute in
St. Petersburg have announced that many sea cows died
in Florida waters last year, with 81 of them killed by im-
pacts with watercraft. Both numbers are up from the 2000
totals of 273 dead, 78 of those being from boat hits.
If there's something like 3,200 manatees in Florida's
waters, the mortality rates for 2001 total about 10 percent
of the whole population.
And of course you remember that marine interests
have petitioned the state to de-classify manatees from
"endangered" to the lower category of "threatened."
I like Hiaasen's kicker to his Nov. 28, 2001, column:
"How many manatees is enough? What an insipid
question.
"It'smrhore appropriate to ask just how many Wade
Hoppings we need."

It's not just us
"If you unscrew a screwball anywhere in the United
States, blindfold him, turn him around twice and turn him
loose, he'll wind up in Anna Maria."
That quote, from the late Island author Wyatt
Blassingame in the 1950s, still seems to hold true today.
Consider the beach renourishment brouhaha, the trolley
signage tempest and all the other weirdness on the Island
of late or not so late and ol' Wyatt's comment seems
on the mark.
But we're not alone in our odd behavior. Bradenton
Beach Vice Mayor Mollie Sandberg brought back a copy
of the Mountain Jackpot newspaper from Colorado that
was filled with the same kind of "news of the weird" that
often fills the pages of The Islander.



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Jan 18 1:54 1.7 8:44 -0.1 3:44 1.3 8:41 0.6
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As she put it, "Just so you know we aren't the only
goofy ones!"
Here's the lead article: "Luck of the draw decided key
Woodland, Creek positions." It seems that two count
'em, two elections out there ended in dead heats, forc-
ing the candidates to try and come up with a way to pick
a winner.
"The final city council position in Cripple Creek was
determined by the drawing of two cards, with Ed Libby
emerging as the victor with his selection of a 10 of clubs.
He beat Ward 5 incumbent Noel Perran, who drew a seven
of hearts."
The card draw was the second choice in Cripple
Creek. Apparently local leaders originally wanted to have
a "high-noon, five-card poker draw in the middle of
Bennett Avenue, with the various participants dressed in
turn-of-the-century outfits," the newspaper reported. "Pro-
ponents of this idea envisioned this draw for the Ward 5
seat as a media gimmick that could provide Cripple Creek
with national attention."
Unfortunately, Colorado's version of Secretary of
State Katherine Harris vetoed the foolishness. Seems the
state constitution there forbids any type of gambling con-
test to determine the winner of a tie election. "Plus, some
concerns developed about maintaining the dignity of the
office," the reporter reported, I hope tongue in cheek.
And get this: the Cripple Creek card-draw election
outcome was the second time it happened in four years
there.
There was another loggerhead in Woodland Park,
where city council members couldn't agree on members
of a downtown development authority board. The coun-
cil ended up drawing names from a hat to select board
members.
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candidates decided to flip a coin to determine who would
take office. One candidate dropped out at the last minute,
claiming he didn't want the dignity of the office dimin-
ished by resorting to a coin toss.
I always thought the candidate who dropped out
should have been the one to hold office, based on his com-
ment.
And then there was a time when Anna Maria was on
the verge of selecting a replacement commissioner for one
who quit by putting willing (suspect) names in a hat.
The Islander's editorial and accompanying cartoon
may have thwarted the attempt, but not before catching the
eye of syndicated columnist Dave Barry, asking simply,
"Can we do that with presidents?"

Sending out the old year
"No one has ever loved me the way that you love me,
and I have never loved anyone the way I love you. I want
you to be part of every day for the rest of my life. Will you
be my wife? Will you marry me?"
I've probably been to 20 beach weddings over the
years, but I've never been to a beach wedding proposal
before. New Year's Eve, I got my chance.
My buddy Greg invited a bunch of us to a beachfront
watering hole for a proposal party for his hoped-to-be
bride-to-be Laura. I wasn't sure if he wanted us there for
moral support or to share in the occasion, but I figured it
was worth a visit.
I got there about a half-hour before the "event," and
before too long there were about 40 of us gathered around
catching up on who was in jail and whose businesses had
folded.
A friend of the potential bride walked her down to the
water's edge, and there was some bustling around as ev-
eryone was handed a long-stemmed red rose. We trooped
out on the sand, where a guitarist was quietly singing. We
handed the roses to the literally blushing Laura and formed
a circle around her and Greg.
He dropped to one knee, said his lines without a
fumble, received a sobbing, laughing yes, and the pair
smooched. Mid-embrace he gave us all a big thumbs up.
And as we all applauded, the sun hiding behind
clouds just over the horizon until the signal-- broke from
cover. How did they arrange that?
It was a nice way to end 2001, a not-so-nice year.

Sandscript factoid
And finally, a quote purportedly from Mother Teresa:
"Facing the press is more difficult than bathing a
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
High winds and rough seas kept fishing slow last
week. It was so rough that apparently only one charter
guide went out in the Gulf, but was able to put his cli-
ents onto gag and red grouper and lots of snapper.
For backwater fishers, sheepshead are the best bet.
Reports of 4-pounders are common. Redfish, trout and
some snook are also coming off the seagrass flats.
And pompano and bluefish are hitting in the
passes, especially Longboat Pass.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle said he's finding loads of red-
fish and sheepshead, plus a few black drum, trout and
pompano.
Capt. Jim Kronus on his boat Fish Bones caught
sheepshead to 4 pounds, trout to 22 inches and some
catch-and-release snook on his charters last week.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore fishing was really hit hard by the weather. He heard
of only one boat that made it out last week. Fortunately,
near-shore fishing is still good, with beaches, seagrass flats
or passes hot with pompano, whiting, bluefish, trout,
flounder and some huge sheepshead being caught by the
pilings at the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss were the hardy fishers who braved
the Gulf's winds and waves last week, bringing back
red grouper to 15 pounds, gag grouper to 10 pounds
and lots of lane and mangrove snapper. Kingfish appear
to have wrapped up their run, though.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he put
his charters onto a few snook and lots of sheepshead
and redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said his best bets for the week were red-
fish and sheepshead.
Lee- Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
he heard reports of trout on the seagrass flats by Perico
Island, a few redfish being caught on the pier off the
Manatee Public Beach in the Gulf, and some. sheeps-
head being hooked at the Anna Maria Bridge.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing
slowed due to the weather, but there were still some
anglers able to reel in sheepshead and a few over-


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 12 horseshoe games were
Adin Shank and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Ron Pepka of Bradenton
and Herb Puryear of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Jan. 9 games were Al Norman
of Holmes Beach and Pepka. Runners-up were
Ron Simpson of Holmes Beach and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


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sized redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there were catching some big flounder, lots of sheeps-
head and a few bluefish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he brought in a few mangrove snapper to 13
inches in length, some 18-inch-long trout and sheeps-
head to 4 pounds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's getting reports of lots and lots of trout in Terra
Ceia Bay right now. Sheepshead are hitting very well
at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and there are black
drum being caught in the cut.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching lots of
mangrove snapper to 16 inches in length, sheepshead
up to 4 pounds, trout to 24 inches and a few keeper-size
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him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identificationfor persons in the picture along with
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Real Estate


Island real estate sales
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 22 Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1968, was sold 11/6/01, Chapman to
Traina, for $135,000; list $140,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 27 Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1968, was sold 11/6/01, Luh to Traina,
for $120,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 163 Runaway Bay,
a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was sold 11/
16/01, Peebles to Finelli, for $145,000.
1906 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 104 Coquina
Beach Club, a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,072 sfla condo
built in 1985, was sold 11/16/01, Hostetler to South
Valley Drive LLC & Clover Industrial LLC, for
$440,000.
203 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,665 sfla home
built in 1966 on a 75x106 lot, was sold 11/13/01,
Landers to Deal, for $275,000.
3000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 1 Palm Cay, a 756
sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1980, was sold 11/16/01,
Denesa to Geldert, for $130,150.
3501 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Pirates Den, a five-
unit apartment complex of two buildings, one built in
1968 of 1,276 sfla and the other built in 1983 of 2,530
sfla, pool, 100x100 lot, was sold 11/16/01, Clark to
Rodgers, for $550,000.


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The team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett
led in both realty categories, new listings and
sales, at Wedebrock Real Estate Co.'s Holmes
Beach office in December. Other leading listers
for Wedebrock were Lynda Melnick of the
Longboat Key office and Bill Greene at Avenue
of the Flowers. Tops in sales were the Mike
Migone/Tina Rudek team and Ralph Faillace at
Longboat Key and Greene at Avenue of the
Flowers.
Bob Fittro and Richard Freeman led in get-
ting new listings at Island Real Estate in Decem-
ber, and Fittro and Christine Shaw were leading
sales agents.
Bill Bowman led in obtaining new listings
and Ron Cornette in sales during December at the
Anna Maria Island office of Wagner Realty.
Other leader was Berndt Wolpers at the Longboat
Key office, who was tops in sales for the month.
Bobye Chasey led in new listings, Rose
Schnoerr in sales and Laura McGeary in closings
during December at the Anna Maria Island office
of Coldwell Banker Florida.

5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 214 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/l bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 11/13/01, Casaula to Acken, for $280,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 118
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1977, was sold 11/14/01, Ainslie to Crain, for
$230,000.
1007 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, 218 Summer
Sands, a 1,252 sfgla 2bed/2.5bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 11/30/01, Terrafrance to Snydel, for
$280,000; list $294,500.
104 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, a residential com-
plex of unknown configuration, built in 1954 of two
buildings with 2,763 sfla on a 58x100 lot, was sold 11/
26/01, Boudreau to Lumkins, for $570,000; list
$599,999.
207 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 912 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar half duplex built in 1987 on a 30x105 lot, was sold
11/30/01, Wolf to Gikas, for $199,900.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 203 Ocean Park
Terrace, a 2bed/2bath 1092 sfla condo built in 1982,
was sold 11/28/01, Jones to Russel, for $364,000.
405 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a 1,124 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on an 80x100 lot, was
sold 11/26/01, Huerta to Maughan, for $275,000; list
$285,000.
4806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x90 lot, was
sold 11/28/01, Klores to Robinson, for $110,000; list
$115,000.
107-B 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 784 sfla 2bed/
2bath 1/2 duplex built in 1978 on a 26x100 lot, was
sold 12/3/01, 107-B 73rd Ave. Club Inc. to Collins, for
$235,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
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2002.


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"We ARE the Island."
PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
(941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
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Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
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941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions: From U.S. 41. travel west on Morantee
Avenue (SR 64) and cross Polma Solo Cousewa
to Peico Island. Town & Country Perico
wi be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
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HIDE-A-BED SOFA: Pale cream and peach, King-
Coil mattress. Very good condition. $125. Just off
Island. 795-7755.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Almond GE electric stove,
like new, $175. Twin Beauty-Rest mattress and box
springs, like new, $80. 20-inch Sony Triniton color
television, barely used, $60. 792-5200.

EXERCISE BIKE: Recumbent back support, pro-form.
Like new. Retail, $300 asking $150. Call 778-7477.



PANCAKE BRUNCH, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. to
noon at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Adults $3, children $1.50.

YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Ananda
Feldman. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. Daytime
and evening classes at the Island Fitness Center.
921-0074.

WANTED: New reliable cab service for Island.
Write: Chris, 7903 23rd Ave. W., Bradenton FL
34209.

SOCIAL CLUB NEEDS first class billiard table in
excellent condition, as inexpensive as possible. P.O.
Box 1114, Holmes Beach FL 34218.


OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
.ANNA MARIA Exclusive turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA, covered deck,
enclosed lower level, two-car garage plus room for boat.$395,000.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA quality home. Pristine
island. Enjoy nature and privacy plus tasteful decorating. $349,000.
HAWTHORNE PARK 3BR/2BA, furnished. Like new. $335,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
"SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. $3,150,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
RENTALS
ANNUAL IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR, Gulf to bay
5400 GULF DRIVE 1BR, Gulfviews (3 month min.)
1BR/IBA duplex (Jan. & Feb.)
2BR duplex (Jan., Feb., March)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA newer home with elevator.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE

AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES

MODEL NOW OPEN
3800 6th Avenue, Holmes Beach








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3BR/2BA
1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
Heated Pool
Large Private Garage
Elevator Available
Steps to Beach/Shopping
Starting at $375,000
Developer Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor

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SALE: Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 9am-
5pm. Matching loveseat and sofa with rattan
accents, $75. Large, square rattan coffee table,
$20. Three white leather chairs, $18 each. Stove,
hood, microwave and other items. 209-A 69th St.
Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 8am 1pm.
Household items, chairs, dishes, Kitchen-Aide
mixer, commercial dish washer, commercial range
hood, microwave and much more. Tradewinds Re-
sort, 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 9am-1 pm. Furniture, dishes,
linens, stereo, tools, windsurfer, gas grill and more.
204 67th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 8am 1pm.
Tables, chairs, tools, appliances and much more.
231 85th St., Holmes Beach.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, Jan. 18 & 19. Washed oak
entertainment center, elephant collection, sewing
supplies, microwave, vacuum, appliances. Rectory
of Church of Annunciation, corner of 45th Street and
2nd Avenue, Holmes Beach.



MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN


PERICO BAY CLUB
1323 Perico Point Circle
THE LATEST ON THE BAY-
Outstanding 2BR/2BA with
many very fine extras and built-ins.
$255,000 and furniture package.

OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY 1 4 PM


WATERFRONT HOMES
2306 Canasia Drive .............................. S 1.095,000
201 North Harbor Drive ........................... 899.000
407 N. 20th Place....................................S639,000
619 Ivanhoe Lane .................................... S629,000
722 Key Royale Drive ............................. S569,000
621 Emerald Lane......................... NEW $550.000
608 Emerald Lane.................................... S525,000
621 Concord Lane ........................ NEW $499,000
ISLAND HOMES, CONDOS & LOTS
509 S. Bay Blvd ...................................... 679.000
Bradenton Beach Club .....................from S500,000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... from $434,900
411 Spring Ave....................................... 380,000
409 Bay Palms Drive ........................... $369,500
2903 Gulf Drive ...................................... 369,000
4002 6th Ave. ..........................................389.000
214 83rd Street.............................. NEW $359,000
5619 Gull Drive.................................... $349.000
501 70th Street ...................................... 304.000
2906 Gulf Drive............................ NEW S299.900
710 North Shore lot................................. 299.000
213 76th St ..............................................289.000
2904 Gulf Drive lot .................................. S 199.900
DUPLEXES
104 7th St. South ................................... $349,000
204 65th Si.............................................. 299,000
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NIW ................................3.495,000
908 Village Green Parkway ........... NEW S 107.000


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, Jan. 18 & 19, 9am. Furni-
ture, Chinese hand-carved chest, etagere, clothes
and misc. 419 Alamanda Drive, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8am- until ?
Dining room furniture, tables, television, tools, Ori-
ental rugs, many household items and miscella-
neous. 8 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. End of
cul de sac on left side.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Donations
Wednesday 9-11am. Sales racks. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 779-2733.



LOST: Diamond engagement ring Dec. 22 near Tif-
fany Place condos Holmes Beach. Family heirloom,
generous reward! 779-1380 or cell, (847) 909-5115.

LOST CAT: Male, white with light brown markings and
blue eyes. Three years old, name is Marvin. Lost on Jan.
11 in Bradenton Beach. No collar or tag. 778-6000.



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.

W en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

SMonhott an Mortgage Corporation









REAL ESTATE COMPANY
3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 *1-800-749-6665
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IMAGINE ISLAND LIVING in this charming 2BR/2BA
Holmes Beach home with attached garage. Modern eat-in
kitchen, very generous sized lot. $335,000. Becky Smith or
Elfi Starr8tt, 778-0700.

LIGHT AND BRIGHT Super 2BR/2BA, upgraded family
home. Large corner lot with plenty of room for boat or RV
parking. Cortez area. Call Cathy Meldahl, 778-0700.
PINE MEADOW CHARMER. Stained glass foyer, vaulted/
beamed ceilings and wood-burning fireplace, 3BR/2BA lakefront
home. $229,900. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, '78-0700.
SHOREWALK CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/2BA, community
pool, tennis, clubhouse. Close to shopping, dining and beach.
Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.
CASCO DORADO CONDO Lovingly maintained 2BR/
2BA condo, over 55 community with clubhouse, heated pool,
carport and community boat dockage. $101,000. Becky.
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
KEY ROYAL. Elegant, easy living. Key West-style home, private
deepwater dock. Water views to mainland. Valerie Hietala,
778-0700.
LAUREL OAK Spacious 4BR/3BA, three-car garage. Execu-
tive home, numerous upgrades, custom features. $369,900.
Call Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
ISLAND GETAWAY. Renovated in 2001. 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, vaulted ceilings, deep sailboat water, 100 foot seawall. Ed
Booth or Linda Melnick, 778-0700.
www.WedebrockRealEstate.com





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LOST ANr'I'* ADF D O D otiue ] O r." A IG"oniue f/l- A'C[t ue


FOUND DOG: Small male dog found near Shells in
Holmes Beach. Call 778-3571.


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.

DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information.
www.daretorescue.com.



1988 BLUE MERCURY Topaz, 76,300 miles/
122,788 km. Original owner since new, immaculate.
$2,000. Call 761-7502.



BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals.

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

FREE MOTOR with best offer for pontoon boat.
1993 50hp motor works fine. Boast is stripped of old
paint and redone. New bimini, carpet, bottom paint.
Asking $2,000. Call 778-1102.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Cap-
tain Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

SAILBOAT 13-FT. ZUMA (Laser-Sunfish). Com-
plete equipment, plus hand trailer. Car-topable, 65-
square-foot sail area. Excellent condition. $1,500.
778-9357.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2 or 3BR/2BAAND 2BR/1BA
2 blocks to beach
SNew windows, sliders, decks
and vinyl siding
Excellent condition
.7W$399,000
/ Call Deborah Thrasher

<<. 941-360-7777
Gulfstream Realty or 778-7777


PARTY AND FISHING CHARTERS. Available in
February. 47-foot boat. Call Sam, 544-8128.



FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with
people/customer skills for open kitchen. Also hiring
servers with fine dining experience. Will train if nec-
essary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
cially breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

PART TIME: Light office work. Only two days a
week. Please call 778-5983.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER City of
Bradenton Beach, Florida. Applicant should have
certification as a F.A.C.E. or S.B.C.C.I. Code En-
forcement Officer (or the ability to obtain certification
within one year). Knowledge of the principles and
practices of building construction needed. Excellent
communication and public relations skills required
(including grammar and the ability to produce pro-
fessional business letters). Must have experience
with Microsoft Word and Excel. Min. qualifications
include a High School diploma and three years ex-
perience in a clerical position with extensive public
service. Must have own transportation and a valid
driver's license. Occasional evening and weekend
work may be required. Starting salary is $20,259.20
annually with annual increases, sick leave, vacation,
health insurance and disability insurance. More in-
formation and applications at City Hall. Return ap-
plications and resumes to the Building Official, City
of Bradenton Beach, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach, FL 34217. An ADA compliant employer.
Veterans' preference requires documentation.




. Y WAGNEQ REALTY
2217 CUILF DRIVE NODTI ]iRAD FNTON b[ACII, IL 34217
61NC ,91 9 39
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REALTOR@
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978 ,.
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323 Pager (941) 215-5450
Residence: (9.41) 792-8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


The Islander


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR WANTED. Full time
with benefits. Cedars Tennis Resort on Longboat
Key, 383-4621.

CARE GIVER NEEDED Must be able to lift lady
stroke patient to wheelchair, etc. Need weekend or
part time Monday-Friday, 5-10pm. Call 778-2825.

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
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED.YOU! Call 778-0492.

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


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, 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.

COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified sys-
tems engineer available to assist with in-home com-
puter training. Basic to advanced training for soft-
ware, Internet, e-mail, digital photography. Install
software programs, hardware. Serving Longboat,
Anna Maria. E-mail: AMIComputerTutor@aol.com.
Call 778-9436, cell 704-7662.

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


R VACATION
RENTALS

Capri Condo
2BR beachfront
"'k I $1,300/week
VACA ION South Bay Inn
CONNECTION 1BR & 2BR
HMACONNIUM DOM /$750 $1,100/week
3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
387-9709 800 469-4852
www.FLvacationconnection.com


SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

Secluded
Waterfront
34 by 13 ft. heated pool comes complete Estate







This wonderful 3BR/3BA hideaway boat dock and an enchanting butterfly garden with
is tucked away in a quiet neighbor-
hood on Anna Maria's pristine
north end, offering panoramic
views across tranquil Lake La Vista from a cheerful southwest exposure. The
34 by 13 ft. heated pool comes complete with a new vaulted cage and 7 ft. oc-
tagonal spa. There is also a boat dock and an enchanting butterfly garden with
meandering brick walkways, waterfall, goldfish pond and many lush specimen
plants and flowers. The cozy family room offers French doors and a white-brick
fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases and the elevated master suite offers pri-
vacy plus space and light throughout. Other features include a brand new roof,
automatic sprinkler system and an expansive double lot with 251 ft. of water-
front. The lovely Gulf beach is just steps away! Priced at $935,000, including
a one year homeowner's warranty and shown by appointment.


Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com





THE ISLANDER M JAN. 16, 2002 I PAGE 31


SEVCSCntne EVIE otnedLNSAiN otne


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

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $15 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

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

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, mas-
ter carpenter.

TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
.saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

CLEANING ON THE ISLAND by longtime resident.
Reasonable rates and.references. 778-0864.

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

TREE TRIMMING and hauling. Great rates, free
estimates. Call Wes, 727-1076.

CLEANING ON THE ISLAND by longtime resident.
-Reasonable rates and references. 778-0864._
















Hannerle


M Mooree.
RE ALTORa
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL% RESOURCES









KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna Maria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style 4 bedroom home that is nestled on a
canal just I 1/2 blocks from a white sandy beach Picture d-is
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white trim, soft island colored
interior paint, Bimini shurters, warm hardwood Boors, soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous mister
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for virtual tour. $85,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


MANICURES, PEDICURES and Tammy Taylor
Acrylics. For appointment, please call Mardi, 704-
5543. -

CATERING! Bartending and/or server. Assist with
your dinner party, no party too small or large. Set up
to clean up, formal to casual. 761-8135.

TUTORING: All subjects. Improve your child's report
card and FCAT scores. Experienced teacher with
master's degree in education. Results guaranteed.
779-2022.

THE ROYAL MAID Service. Licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional experienced maids. Free esti-
mates, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-9337
(72-SWEEP).

TLC INFANT CARE in my home. Monday Friday,
7am 5:30pm. References can be provided. Avail-
ability now. Maureen, 778-5011.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

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

JR'St-ANDSCAPING 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.


-" DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
1 Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304.1866-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com


GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.


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 estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
0014004. 778-5560.

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.



NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2BA
2-CAR GARAGE
Seasonal Rental
Jan. 15 Iarch 2002
$2,800 + tax, per month

Excalibur Realty 792-5566


iLENN! Like new home with CANAL POOL HOME Very private set- BAYVIEW HOME! Quality built 3BR/2BA
caged pool, cathedral ceilings, ting looks over canal and mangroves. home with great room design, cathedra
chen with oak cabinets. Open Seawall, dock, davits with water and ceilings, upgraded appliances, large 30 by
rs 1,564 sq.ft. of stylish living electric. Only 250 ft. to bay. Turnkey fur- 11 ft. screened porch and 30 by 54 ft.
-car garage. $183,900. Call nished 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceilings, garage/storage. $415,000. Call Dave
ler, 778-2246. lots of storage. $379,000. Yvonne Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217 '
941 778-2246 800 211-2323 [a


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


Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 M

N MARUIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND. CONDO AND DUPLEX SPECIALIST
i ~'Personal Service is My First Name!"
I (941) 778-6066



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Only a few spots left!
413 Pine Avenue 778-5354


CLEAN WINDOWS
Wouldn't that be nice! We'll make your glass gleam!
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Local, licensed, insured!
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Additions Re placement Windows

941-779-0551 Based in Holmes Beach





0 Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week.
>* Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday *
and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wednes-
Sday and Sunday.1 e
> Irrigation not allowed from. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation
with treated waste water allowed any time.)
S> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they
use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on *
Remthe lawn to wash!)DecksDriveways
*> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
* minutes daily.
a> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permittedany day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800423-1476.
*
am theict lawntow sh)l 00 4231476.


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Residential Commercial
Check our references: '
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Lucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: 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#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/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.

MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Chris, 795-3034

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 ...-

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 25-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.



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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non-
smoking. Priced from $1,200/month, $450/week.
941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA Holmes
Beach. Across from beach. Utilities, cable television
included. Available now through April 30. 778-8211.

ANNUAL ONLY. 1BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Quiet
area, block to beach, nice back yard. Laundry, grill,
hammock, ground floor, etc. Monthly or weekly. 779-
9549.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome. Sea-
sonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

SEASONAL NORTH SHORE 2BR/2BA, central
heat and air-conditioning. Screened porch, washer/
dryer, ground floor. Pet considered. $1,800/month.
(813) 935-2086 or (813) 431-5226.

WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA with boat dock,
carport. Gorgeous waterviews, heated pool and spa.
Available now. Unfurnished. $1,200/month. 778-0176.

CANALFRONT HOME FOR RENT. Anna Maria
3BR/2BA Key West- style home with pool. Newly
decorated, totally private back yard. Monthly and
seasonal. (908) 832-1034.

BEACH HOUSE: Annual 2BR apartment across
from beach. Available now, $850/month. 104
Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call Russell,
378-4530 evenings, or 954-1718 days.


YOU CAN HAVE the warm Florida west coast with
beautiful white sand outside your door. 1 BR effi-
ciency available at Resort 66 in Holmes Beach.
Pool, ocean, full housekeeping. Fully furnished.
Weeks available during March 9-30. $900/weekly.
(315) 894-2304.

FOR RENT in March and April: Vacation rental
home in Anna Maria. Canalfront, heated pool, 4BR,
fully equipped. Granny's Beach Vacation Inc. 778-
0123 or 778-2469. E-mail: PatStaebler@aol.com.

STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.

VACATION RENTALS. Condos and private homes
available on the beach and bay. By the week, month
or season. Florida Vacation Connection. 387-9709/
800-469-4852, www.FLvacationconnection.com.

TENNESSEE FAMILY VACATIONING desires to
rent fenced back yard for two collie dogs. Willing to
pay up to $500 per month. 778-0213.

BEACHFRONT NORTH SHORE 2BR/2BA, newly
remodeled, furnished stilthome on beach. Incredible
panoramic view, great fishing. Available January -
April. 778-3645.

DUPLEX 1BR/1BA 5625 Gulf Drive. Seasonal
$1,600/month; annual $700 month, $700 security.
Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114. SEASONAL
COTTAGE available January April. 200 feet to
beach. Spacious 1 BR, sleeps four. Near pier, res-
taurants. $550 week/$1,600 month. 778-8571.

ANNA MARIA KEY ROYALE canalfront 2BR/2BA
upgraded home. Family room, sunset terrace, idok,
garage, laundry, breakfast bar. Bright and open
$3,600/$1,200. (813) 991-5462.

COZY PINK COTTAGE available January and-Feb-
ruary. Steps to beach. Clean and bright. City of
Anna Maria. Daily, weekly or monthly. 778-3006.

LATE-SEASONAL CANCELLATION Westbay oCve
condo, 1BR and 2BR; two heated pools,.ennis,
close to all. Call Sharon at Old Florida Realty. 778-
3377 or 778-3730.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR furnished duplex available
March. Close to beach. Ceramic tile, neat and clean,
small pets welcome! $1,400 per month. Will rent
monthly or weekly. 778-0176.

HOLMES BEACH 1.BR unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Yearly lease, references required. All
inclusive, except electric. Efficiency, furnished, sea-
sonal only. Available now. Call Maryann, (727) 461-
3384.

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY and April. Bradenton
Beach waterfront. 1BR and 2BR apartments with
balcony. Newly renovated, fully furnished. Very
clean, private. Week, month, season or long term.
778-4555.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated. $1,800/
month. Available February through April. Small dogs
OK. 778-0998.




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PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully
furnished, new ceramic tile. 1BR and 2BR. Very
nice, quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Avail-
able now through May. Non-smoking, no pets. 778-
7107.

VACATION RENTALS: Seasonal and annual. Call
Wedebrock rental office 778-6665 or (800) 749-
6665. www.wedebrock.com.

BRADENTON BEACH: Adorable furnished, im-
maculate, bed and breakfast d6cor. 2BR/1 BA,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, digital cable, phone. Two
blocks to beach and bay. $2,000/month or $1,900/
month for multiple months. 779-2393.

WANTED TO RENT: Large studio or 1 BR in Holmes
Beach for month of February. Also, nearby 1 BR or
2BR (for three persons) for the week of Feb. 2. Both
fresh and moderately priced. (213) 386-5017.

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA townhouse,
heated pool, boat and dock, $2,200/month; 2BR/
2BA, villa, pool, tennis courts, $2,400/month; 2BR/
2BA house, Holmes Beach, elevator, $2,900/month;
3BR/2BA, Longboat Village cottage, $2,900/month.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR townhouse, Palma Sola
Bay, heated pool, boat dock. $850/month. Real Es-
tate Mart, 756-1090.

LARGE 2BR/1BA on bay, near pier and shopping.
Remodeled, pool and laundry on site. $600/week,
$2,000/month. 779-9357 or 955-6282.

FOR LEASE 1,000-square foot prime rental or office
space in small center. 778-4451.
WATERVIEW SEASONAL APARTMENT, this sea-
son or next. Can see unit until Feb. 1. $1,500/month.
View.Skyway Bridge and fishing piers. 778-7934.

MARCH RENTAL CANCELLATION Holmes Beach, Gulf
Drive, 2BR/2BA, condo, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, at-
tractive decor. $2,400, April possible, call 778-3432.

AWAY SIX MONTHS A YEAR. Will share furnished
2BR/11BA apartment with kitchen, deck, workshop,
screened lanai, garage. $400/month with annual
rental (firm), plus half utilities. 761-1332.

3BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH townhouse. Beautiful
decor, great location close to beach, overlooking
nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/dryer, ga-
rage, more! 713-0096.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rental, unfurnished
ground-level duplex. New carpet, paint. 2BR/1 BA.
No pets. 200 feet to beach. $715/month. 778-8352.

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BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA ground floor condo. 711 Mana-
tee Ave., Westbay Cove South, #703. Call: 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

PARADISE BAY, Unit 46, First Street, Cortez. Turn-
key furnished, newly redecorated. Huge living room,
front dining room, kitchen and 1BR. Lot included.
$44,500. 794-8801.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX canalfront, fenced yard.
2BR/1 BA each side. Good income potential, excel-
lent condition, newer roof. Call Buy Owner, 745-
1999, code #50618.

BEACHFRONT: Prestigious North Shore Drive
2BR/2BA, newly remodeled home with incredible
panoramic beach viev from one of two decks. All
new appliances, carpet, tile, doors, indoor/outdoor
paint, blinds and much more. $899,000. 778-3645.

MOBILE HOME. Great park, 2BR/1 BA. New central
air, screened porch. $6,500 or best offer. 761-4839.

LOT west of Gulf Drive, $165,000. Close to school.
Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

WATERFRONT HOME and two building lots on sepa-
rate, deep saltwater canals. All seawalled and very
close to open bay and Intracoastal, no bridges. All to
be auctioned off Saturday, Jan. 26. (800) 246-4882.

GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, $405,000. 5300
Gulf Drive, Martinique North, unit #102. 778-4523 or
(800) 977-0803.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Beautiful bayfront condo,
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, pool, elevator, up-
dated, close to everything. $249,500. (941) 761-
3001; jvideo2001 @aol.com.

KEY ROYALE DRIVE 3,900 square foot. home.
4BR/3BA, 50 ft. dock with-power. New carpet, tile,
decorating -throughout. Walk to Key Royale golf
course. Available in April. By owner, appointment
only, 778-2290.

PERICO BAY CLUB Spacious 2BR/2BA, second floor
condo with garage. Overlooking beautiful Palma Sola
Bay. Beautifully maintained, gated community with 24-
hour security. $243,900. By owner. 792-8351.

BEAUTIFUL HOLMES BEACH condo, 2BR/2BA,
overlooks mangrove preserve. Built in 1996. Com-
munity pool, steps to beach and shopping.
$175,000. Call 778-5388.

MOBILE HOME Bradenton Beach, excellent condi-
tion, 55-plus park. Fully furnished. For information
call, 756-6096.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on 90-by-112-foot lot.
Only two and half blocks to beach, $299,500. 305
57th St. 779-2114.


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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 3BR/
2BA. Double-car garage. Walk to beach. Views of
Gulf of Mexico and bay. $325,000. 779-9074.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT, $449,000, for sale
by owner. 3BR/2BA, boat dock, davits, beautifully
remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Two-car garage.
680 Key Royale. Call 544-7786 or visit http://
www.3rcmedia.com/680.htm.

CONDO FOR SALE Why rent? 2BR townhouse,
heated pool, boat dock. $114,900. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.

AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA, well kept, walk to beach
and shopping, has elevator. $299,900. Real Estate
Mart, 756-1090.


2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
1 BR/1 BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 810 sfla 2BR/1 BA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


COZY 2BR/2BA, desirable Island home with large lot,
family room. $349,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

WATERFRONT: Free information on waterfront
property in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Auto-
mated information, 888-651-9596. ID32098 or
www.manateewaterfront.com.

ANNA MARIA POOL HOME with deeded canal ac-
cess. 2BR/2BA, plus loft and hobby room. All new
paint and carpet. Gorgeous caged pool. One-car
garage and one-car carport, circle drive. $359,900.
higginshomes.com/listing/8041570. Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

SUNNY DUPLEX Great location. With views of the bay.
All new paint and tile. Nice lot with room for pool. Good
investment. Use for vacations, rentals or year-round
home. $264,900. higginshomes.com/listing/8108700.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

PERICO BAY CLUB Kingfisher, 2BR/2BA.
$163,500. Call 795-1539. BRADENTON BEACH
ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/1.5BA. Great location, one
block to beach. Great rental history. New air condi-
tion units, two blocks from bay park. Call 778-0998.


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tile. San Remo. $289,900. Owner, 761-0510.



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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Seven rental
units one block from beach. Classy turnkey fur-
nishings, brand new pool and common laundry.
$1,050,000. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher at
778-4800.


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SPACIOUS ELEVATED ISLAND HOME 3BR/
2BA, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, new fill
and many extras. $399,900. Call Denise Fleese,
729-2381.


UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this his- WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
with deeded boat dock. $279,900. Call Jane vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451. ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


GREAT GULF VIEW. 2BR/2BA turkey fumished 3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME turnkey furnished
Island condo. Secured entry, elevator, heated with a dock. Front and rear decks. Catch every
pool, sauna, tennis, extra storage. $399,900. Call breeze. $279,900. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800
Dave Jones or Dick Maher at 778-4800. or 705-4800.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Seven bedroom licensed ALF one block to the beach $759,000
40 acres zoned MHP. Ellenton. $1,350,000
Marina on Sarasota Bay. 2.78 acres $2,400,000
20,000 sq. ft. industrial building at Port Manatee $985,000
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800.
DUPLEXES & MULTI FAMILY
Elevated Island duplex. 2BR/2BA each side. $289,000.
Call Ed Oliveir aat 778-4800 or 705-4800.
Gulfview four plex: 2BR/1BA each unit. $695,000.
Call Jim LaRose at 729-2381.


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SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC Tampa Bay
views. Located at the tip of Anna Maria Island.
An enchanted tropical world. This wonderful
area has kept a quaint tranquil atmosphere.
Enjoy strolling the beach, shelling, boating, fish-
ing and cycling. $434,900. Kathy Marcinko 713-
1100 or Sandy Drapala 749-5797. 79116

WATERFRONT
RARE .67 ACRE PENINSULA, 500 ft. of water
frontage. Boating access to Manatee River and Gulf.
Boating community with upscale homes replacing
older waterfront homes. $475,000. Don Lewis, 746-
3200.79848
FABULOUS VIEWS overlooking Sarasota Bay and
Longboat Key. Convenient to downtown Sarasota.
Dock with access to open channel. 2BR/2BA guest
quarters with full kitchen, living room and separate
entrance. $999,900. Cindy Pierro, 319-0457.78405


ENJOY THIS tastefully updated condo which fea-
tures 2BR/2BA and magnificent views. Ideally lo-
cated on the Island. Lay by the pool and enjoy the
breezes while relaxing among an impeccably mani-
cured tropical landscape. Enjoy the breathtaking
views from the lanai. Amenities feature two heated
pools, tennis, fishing pier and boat docks. $259,000.
Steve Perez 320-7300. 79587.
MAINLAND
GREAT LAKE VIEWS Excellent condition, fur-
nished, second floor Hibiscus. 2BR, plus den. Glass
enclosed lanai. $134,900. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100
or Sandy Drapala, 749-5797.80080
EXQUISITE FORMER MODEL in gated com-
munity. Brick pavers on lanai and drive. Very
private rear with lush nature preserve setting.
Custom built-ins throughout. $449,900. Ruth
Lawler, 856-0396. 80195


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Overlooking beautiful Lake Lavista
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COMMERCIAL. Unique opportunity to invest in a
- nine unit income producing commercial property
-"1cated in a very desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Thrie apartments with some Gulf views, hair sa-
Ion, daycare, two storage units and two work-
shops. Records of the many upgrades, renova-
tions and repairs upon request. Owner willing to
hold some financing. $765,000. Call Susan Hatch,
Realtor 778-7616 eves.


PERICO BAY CLUB Renovated 2/2+loft townhouse. View of
mangroves. Tennis, pool and clubhouse. Gated community.


Anna Maria 2BR/1BA condo on beach. $2,000
Holmes Beach -: 3BR/2BA horre:.on beach. $3,500/mo.
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on canal. $3,000/mo.
Holmes Beach ~ Sandy Point.2BR/3BA+ Den Townhouse.
On bay. pool. $3,800/mo.
Bradenton Beach KWest 2BR/2BA. Next to the beach.
$3,800/mo.
Longboat Key 1BR/1BA. Villa. Pool. Tennis. Boat dock.
$1,800/mo..
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FAuh 36 0 JAN. 1U, 2002 U THE ISLANDER

-6 ; MAMMALS WITH CHARACTER 2 3 4 5 6 7 189 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 171819
.4 by Frank A. Longo / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Makes a quick profit on
7 Urchins
13 Rent-a-car offering
20 Group
21 Singer Carey
22 Gate-crash
23 Mammal that takes
orders?
25 More likely to break
26 A few Z's in Zaragoza
27 Mammal that lives in a
cottonwood?
29 Mammals that are
merciful?
34 With carelessness
35 ABC News president,
1977-98
36 Sports inits. since 1922
37 Tenuous fragment
38 Some life jackets
40 "Yes,-_"
42 First course at a German
restaurant, maybe
47 Fire places
48 Sen. Stevens of Alaska
51 Mammals that are Mets
fans?
54 Baltic native
55 Hustles
58 Music of Oasis and
Radiohead, e.g.
59 Staff of Life: Abbr.
60 Walter Scott's title
61 Barely makes out
63 Mammal that has a
permanent mark?
65 Polish turnovers
68 March events?


69 Word heard by Cratchit
72 Free of burdens .
73 Like some ex-dictators
74 Broad bean
75 Mammal that's a severe
critic?
78 Barbary__
79 Middle name in mystery
80 Like some modesty
81 Curtail
83 Injurious
86 Hat, symbolically
88 "A Theory of Semiotics"
author
91 Strong, in Salerno
92 Historical figure played by
Robert De Niro
97 Mammal that's trained
by the author
of"Superfudge"?
99 Mammal that's a reward
for hard work?
101 Punk icon Joey
102 New hire
103 Mammals with parts in
"Guys and Dolls"?
109 Create afresh
110 Frequent Hope/
Crosby co-star
111 When the Great Lakes
were formed
112 Gives in (to)
113 Violent
114 Milne's pessimist


Down
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Civil War inits.
" said ..."
Mountain, so to speak
Is in the chair
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7 Compress, informally
8 Lounger's cover-up



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9 Pound notes?
10 "Mamma _!"
11 Insect feelers
12 Drive away
13 You'll get a kick out of
them
14 Cloverleaf component
15 Asteroids producer
16 Bits
17 Sterile hybrids
18 "You've got !"
19 Clinton defense secretary
24 Father
28 Two, for one
29 Statistical subset
30 Talked up?
31 Advisories
32 Keep from drying out,
perhaps
33 One may be blighted
37 Nursery noise
39 Stepped (across)
41 Nincompoop
42 Mushroom stems
43 Absolute
44 Vivifies, with "up"
45 "No _" ("Piece of cake")
46 Spot
49 White-tailed birds
50 Burned out
52 Rub down
53 Soapboxed
55 _-Dazs
56 Entombing, old-style
57 Infantry campsite
60 Miss Jean of stage and
screen
61 Cutting edge creator
62 Cut out
63 Mimics a 41-Down
64 California county or its
seat
65 Overblown praise
66 "To Live and Die


67 Carrier since 1948
69 Drive away
70 1972 Lemmon/
Wilder comedy
71 Stick it out
73 Sixth-century year
74 Get steamy
76 Army base near
Petersburg, Va.
77 Part of a krone
79 Former annual TV
award
82 Actor Gibson


84 Fire
85 Popular chocolate and
marshmallow snack
86 Natural nibbler
87 Geneses
89 Desktop arrow
90 Ruminant's third
stomach
92 Prudential competitor
93 Roman household
spirits
94 Sticking points?
95 Japanese cartoon art


96 Corral
97 Swell
98 It may be applied
across the board
100 Shakespeare title
starter
104 Comic Philips
105 Marshal at Waterloo
106 1957 Physics
Nobelist Tsung-_
Lee
107 Part of U.S.D.A.:
Abbr.
108 Cross-referencing
directive


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