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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 7, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 7, 2002

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

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 7, 2002

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00955

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T I Anna Maria


Islander


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 39, Aug. 7, 2002 FREE


End of Island landmark: 'Pete's' is gone


By Paul Roat
With Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis at the controls of
a huge trackhoe, Holmes Beach landmark restaurant
Pete Reynard's Yacht Club demolition began shortly
after 1 p.m. Aug. 1.
More than 500 people showed up for the bitter-
sweet event, munching on barbecue and sipping soda
and bottled water while awaiting the fateful event.
Eleanor was teary eyed during much of the event,
but donning a hard hat and sitting astride a large exca-
vation trackhoe, she skillfully maneuvered the big
bucket to take a bite out of the portico over the front
door of the restaurant she and her late husband, Pete,
took over in 1954.
The restaurant burned in 1965, but was rebuilt and


catered to people who drove from as far away as
Clearwater to enjoy the sizzling steak, seafood platters
and Pete's famous Plank Steak Platter, featured on lo-
cal television in the late 1950s.
Jackie Webb and her late husband, J.D., were ar-
guably the first customers at "Pete's" when it opened
in October 1954. "The food was delicious," Jackie said
of their luncheon which, for her, was the famous "Siz-
zler" a steak on a hot, sizzling plate.
"Saturday night was always Pete's Restaurant
night for us," she said.
The restaurant changed hands several times after
Pete's death in his native Greece in 1975, becoming at
times Shuckers, Crabby Bill's, Backbay Steakhouse,
and lastly Marina Bay. Eleanor even took it over again


briefly in the early 1990s before it eventually was
bought by Islander Nick Easterling.
The demolition will make way for Tidemark, a 40-
unit hotel-condominium resort featuring a restaurant
and boat slips modeled after the Rod and Gun Club in
Everglades City, with wide verandahs, high ceilings
and a swimming pool.

It was all the people
To understand part of the draw of Pete's, it would
help to know of Wes Rudolph, a longtime Island mu-
sician who was a regular organist at the restaurant.
After his death, friends and family met at Pete's and
PLEASE SEE PETE'S, PAGE 8


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Slight summertime blues for Island tourism


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Visitor occupancy levels for Manatee County tour-
ist accommodations dropped 8.5 percent in June com-
pared with the same month last year, according to fig-
ures from the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau, but the decline might not be reflective of Anna
Maria Island.
Susan Estler of the CVB said the 61.7 percent
occupancy rate for June 2002 was the lowest in five
years for that month, while noting the June 2001
occupancy rate was 70.2 percent. For the first six
months of this year, occupancy levels were down 6.2
percent compared with last year at this time, she re-
ported.
"June was definitely slow, but we are still faring
better than many other Florida destinations," Estler


said.
"Some properties are doing well, others are slow,"
Estler said. "One property says it's having a hard time,
while another says business is great."
That's still better than areas such as Orlando, Mi-
ami and Ft. Lauderdale where tourism is off between
10 and 20 percent from last year, Estler said.
The "slight" slowdown here, however, is "cause
for concern, but not unduly. We still have guarded
optimism for the rest of the summer, but we're going
to watch the market," she said.
And Estler won't be watching just the tourism
market. The sagging New York Stock Market could
have an impact on Bradenton-area tourism in the fu-
ture, she said.
"It could really affect us this winter," Estler noted.
"It may even show up in August figures."


The majority of summer visitors to the area are
Florida residents and those who drive from nearby
states such as Georgia and Tennessee, Estler said, and
the CVB will continue its advertising campaign this
summer in those "drive-in" states.
On Anna Maria Island, accommodation owners
and tourism officials were also mixed in their assess-
ment of summer tourism.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce execu-
tive director MaryAnn Brockman said her members
have given varying reports on tourism this summer.
"Some moteliers are doing very well, but say the
visitors are only staying for a short time," Brockman
said. One- and two-week vacations have turned into
three-day stays. "But I don't hear anyone really sing-
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, NEXT PAGE


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PAGE 2 0 AUG. 7, 2002 N THE ISLANDER
Tourism down so far this summer
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ing the blues" over a lack of visitors, she observed.
Judy Giovanelli of the Sand Pebble in Bradenton
Beach said arrivals for June at her property were bet-
ter than last year. "But August seems a bit slow. Maybe
it's because kids go back to school August 12 this year
instead of in September. My bookings drop off after
August 11."
At the Pelican Post motel, however, owner Lois
Post said June occupancy was down from last year, but
"it wasn't the pits I was afraid it was going to be." July
occupancy "has been very good and I thought it would
be slow."
She noted a trend, however, that visitors are book-
ing only a few days in advance, instead of one or two
months ahead. "And we don't have the walkup traffic
that we've had in previous years," she said.
Post said that considering the Sept. 1 1 terrorist at-
tacks, the economy, an unfavorable exchange rate in
Canada and the stock market fluctuations, the past year
hasn't been that bad for visitors.
"I'd say we're only down a little compared with
last year, and it's not that much. The year has been
okay. Not great, but okay."
The same was true at the Rod and Reel Motel in
Anna Maria, where Janet Desmarais said June occu-
pancy figures were "pretty good" at the property. "Not
as good as last June, which was exceptional," she said,
"but it was good enough, especially after all we've
been through since Sept. I1."
July occupancy figures have picked up and the res-
ervations for the first week of August "look fantastic,"
she added.
Most of her guests are Florida residents looking for
a quiet week at the beach, but they generally book just
few days in advance.
If there's going to be any downturn in arrivals af-
ter Florida public schools reopen, she won't see it un-
til after August 12.

By the CVB numbers
The CVB said in its 2001 annual report that there
are 5,239 accommodation rooms available in the


Barr named

Bradenton Beach

city commissioner


Scott Barr was sworn into office in Bradenton
Beach Thursday for an 18-month-long term.
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach's newest commissioner is


Bradenton area, of which 1,232 or 22 percent are on
Anna Maria Island and the Manatee County portion of
Longboat Key.
Using the CVB's average daily room rate figure
and its own economic impact multiplier effect of 2.8,
the Island lost about $1.04 million in spending power
due to the visitor slowdown this June compared with
the same month last year.
CVB director Larry White has said previously that
of the $28 million collected as tourism accommodation
tax in 2001, 60 percent or about $16 million came from
the Island and Longboat Key.
As Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels
recently observed, 22 percent of the rooms account for
60 percent of the money.


also one of the youngest in the city's history.
Scott Barr, 33, was appointed to the Ward 3
post last week to fill the vacancy left by Ross
Benjamin, who resigned from the post after re-
ceiving personal attacks from citizens on his
stance on issues.
Barr and former Commissioner Berneitta
Kays were the only applicants to the seat, which
pays $4,800 annually.
"I have no experience in city government,"
Barr readily admitted to the commission. "I was
born and raised on the Island, and I feel I can get
up to speed quickly on the issues."
Barr holds a real estate broker's license and
is involved in property management through his
company, Surfside of Anna Maria Inc., located
at 102 First St. He graduated from Bayshore
High School and has attended classes at Mana-
tee Community College and Eckerd College. He
is married.
"I'm interested in the parking issues that the
city is debating," he said.
Barr is one of the youngest commissioners to
serve in recent history, although Joe Kennedy
took a commission seat in 1980 at age 25 for a
two-year term.


Of the tax collected, one-third is set aside as the
county's share of beach renourishment costs.
Renourishment projects take place about every seven
years on the Island.
The just-completed beach renourishment on Anna
Maria Island cost $9.2 million, part of which was paid
by state and federal funds. The county's portion was
approximately $6 million, according to previously pub-
lished reports.
Longboat Key pays for its own beach
renourishment and the CVB returns about $300,000
annually to that city as its yearly portion of the Mana-
tee County beach renourishment fund, Longboat Key
town manager Bruce St. Denis said at a recent Barrier
Island Elected Officials meeting.


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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 7, 2002 M PAGE 3


Whitmore reconsidering decision not to run


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Stung by a recent 3-2 city commission vote not to
have Holmes Beach voters decide the issue of a city man-
ager form of government to run the city, Mayor Carol
Whitmore said she is "reconsidering" her prior decision
not to seek re-election in the November election.
Whitmore had been adamant for the past several
months that she would not seek another term, but the re-
cent city commission decision not to put the issue of a city
manager before the voters has caused her some concern.
The city's own charter review committee had rec-
ommended a change to the city manager form of gov-
ernment, but Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger, Pat
Geyer and Roger Lutz voted to reject a recommenda-
tion that the issue be placed on the November ballot for
a citywide vote. Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens
and Don Maloney voted to accept the recommendation.
"I am reconsidering because I am upset about the
commission decision not to let the voters decide
whether or not the city should adopt the city manager
form of government," said Whitmore. She is a sup-
porter of a city manager position in city government
and spoke openly in favor of the measure on several
occasions.
In addition, she said she's had literally hundreds of
people calling her lately to ask her to change her mind.
"I was shocked at the support. Usually, as a poli-



Skate park


vote Tuesday
Holmes Beach city commissioners will vote on
whether to move forward with an Island skate park on
city property at its Aug. 13 meeting.
Although City Attorney Patricia Petruff told the
commission that a lot of information has been gathered,
including examples of waivers, insurance policies, park
rules and construction techniques, before she can draft
an interlocal agreement for the three Island cities, the
commission needs to make a decision on whether to
move forward.
The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Holmes
Beach city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

Violation of codes?
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
On his way through town, electrical engineer Lee
McVey spotted a few irregularities at the Marina Drivel
Gulf Drive traffic light that disturbed him.
In a letter to Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Officer Walter Wunderlich, McVey explained that he
spotted an electrical outlet anchored to the concrete
pole with nylon cable ties, which he states is not accept-
able by the National Electric Code.
In addition, McVey spotted another troubling outlet.
He told Wunderlich that further'up the pole there is a
weatherhead that appears to be improperly installed.
"Both of these outlets, the way they are installed,
are safety hazards and have serious multiple NEC vio-
lations," McVey wrote.
"Quite frankly I'm appalled," continued McVey.
"[city] staff pass by this probably 10 times each day,
since it is only two blocks from city hall."
Wunderlich said that he spoke to Robert Berman from
Community Electric, who did the work for the city, and
that Berman plans to look into McVey's concerns and file
a full report with the city's public works department.

Volleyball at Bradenton Beach
More than 20 volleyball courts will dot Coquina
Beach this weekend for the Bud Light Beach Volleyball
Tournament, sponsored by the Florida Gulf Coast Sports
Association.
"We're very excited to bring this event here," said
event coordinator Joe Pickett last week to the Bradenton
Beach City Commission, which approved the special
event within city limits.
"The Bud Light tour is one of the top beach volley-
ball events in the southern United States and Canada,"
Pickett said, adding that more than 150 teams will play in
the two-day event.


tician, you just figure not a lot of people like you. But
people keep coming up and asking me to reconsider, so
I am reconsidering." A year ago, Whitmore announced
she would not seek re-election this fall after four years
in office.
But any change in her current stance on seeking
another term is not hers alone to make, she said. She
and husband Dr. Andre Renard have had some long
and serious discussions about a re-election.
"He wants me to run again," said a shocked
Whitmore. "Can you believe it?"
Whitmore had favored a professional city manager
form of government as the city faces an increasing
budget, complex development issues and rising real
estate values.
Running a city the size of Holmes Beach, with its


near $6 million budget for slightly more than 5,000
people, has become increasingly difficult for a part-
time mayoral post, Whitmore has said previously. A
full-time, professional city manager would ensure the
city is run properly and that it takes advantage of all
grants, funding projects and staff educational opportu-
nities available through county, state and federal agen-
cies.
Rather than make an official announcement,
Whitmore said if she decides to seek re-election, she'll
simply pick up a candidate packet at the supervisor of
elections office and file accordingly. The deadline to
file is Sept. 10.
Prior to her election as mayor, Whitmore was a
Holmes Beach city commissioner from 1991-98, then
was elected to mayor in 1998, she said.


Dig, count,
dig, count
Jo Ann Meilner,
front, and Suzi Fox,
left, both of Anna
Maria Island Turtle
Watch are counting
the loggerhead
shells after the
hatchlings emerged
in order to verify
the number of
turtles produced in
the nest. The baby
hatchlings left the
nest at 30th Street
on the beach during
the darkness of
night several nights
earlier. Lea and
Norman Hay of
Bradenton, right,
adopted the nest,
and Russ Bettis of
Columbus gets his
questions answered.
The Adopt-A-Nest
fundraiser is
sponsored by The
Islander, and
includes a color,
frameable certifi-
cate for a $100
donation. Call
Turtle Watch at
778-5638, or The
Islander at 778-
7978for informa-
tion. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


Meetings


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

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 8, 1 p.m., Scenic Highway Committee meeting.
Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Aug. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.


Holmes Beach
Aug. 7, 7 p.m., beautification committee meeting.
Aug. 8, 2 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Aug. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Aug. 14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Com-
mittee meeting,, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Who's up in Holmes Beach
In addition to the office of mayor, two nounced they intend to seek any of the upcom-
Holmes Beach City Commission seats will be ing vacancies, and no election packets have been
contested this November. The seats currently picked up at the supervisor of elections office, a
held by Roger Lutz and Sandy Haas-Martens spokesperson at that office said. The qualifying
are up for election, dates for the Holmes Beach elections are Sept. 3
No candidates have yet officially an- through Sept. 17.






PAGE 4 0 AUG. 7, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Rack 'em up in Bradenton Beach Thursday


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Desperately seeking to stem the indiscriminate dis-
tribution of newspaper racks throughout the city that
the Bradenton Beach Corridor Management Entity
believe blights the visual landscape, the CME will hold
a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, with rep-
resentatives of the four major newspapers that have
newsstand racks in the city.
The goal is to come up with an agreement on the
placement of modular newspaper racks among the vari-
ous publications for the locations where the most free-
standing racks are found, said CME chairman Harry
Brown.
Representatives of The Islander, the Anna Maria
Island Sun, the Bradenton Herald and the Sarasota
Herald-Tribune will be asked to attend, said City Com-
missioner Mollie Sandberg, the commission's liaison
with the CME.
The special meeting was prompted by a letter to
Sandberg from The Islander publisher Bonner Joy,
who said she would organize the modular distribution
system in conjunction with Gold Eagle Inc., makers of
modular newsstands.
But that letter sparked a howl from both the
Bradenton Herald and The Sun.
"This is a very large undertaking," said John
Lochner of the Herald. "She's trying to be a good
neighbor, but getting in way over her head."
Lochner said the Herald could organize the modu-
lar newspaper rack system and costs would be split
among the companies involved.
Sun publisher Mike Field saw little difficulty in
having the Herald spearhead the program, but the Is-
lander plan would be a different matter. He said he
would have a problem placing distribution of his news-
paper in the "hands of the competition.
"It would be a problem I would just as soon


avoid," Field said.
Lochner said the Herald could not agree with Joy's
suggestion that the location for modular racks be de-
cided by the CME. "We're not willing to give up a
whole lot" of distribution points, he said.
Mayor John Chappie suggested the special meet-
ing on the newspaper rack issue and CME members
agreed.
The CME had originally studied the issue of modu-
lar newspaper racks at its Jan. 8 meeting with a presen-
tation by a Herald-Tribune representative to handle the
program. The Tribune was to return to a CME meeting
with a copy of the Sarasota city ordinance dealing with
placement of modular racks for the CME to take to the
city commission as a sample ordinance.
In other matters, the CME examined a preliminary
proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation
to place changeable message signs for motorists in two
Bradenton Beach locations.
The signs would be linked to a computer and pro-
vide a warning and information system for motorists
utilizing approaches to the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
Cortez Bridge and Longboat Pass Bridge.
The DOT plan calls for two signs in Bradenton
Beach, one near the Circle K Store at the 100 block of
Gulf Drive North and the second on Gulf Drive near
Bridge Street. An additional sign would be located in
the middle of Longboat Key near Binnacle Point Drive.
Chappie said it would make more sense to have
one sign in Bradenton Beach and two on Longboat
Key. CME members also examined conceptual
drawings from Manatee County for new rest room fa-
cilities at Coquina Beach.
Brown agreed to discuss making the entire city
a Community Redevelopment Agency as an agenda
item for an upcoming meeting. Such a designation
would significantly increase the amount of money
available to the city from block grants and other


funding, the CME heard.
Mike Guy of the Menopolitan Planning Organiza-
tion said the MPO has about $600,000 to distribute
between Manatee and Sarasota counties for beautifica-
tion, but they need a city application. Approximately
$10,000 would be available for Bradenton Beach, Guy
said.
Chappie said the city is working on a grant to re-
place playground equipment at its parks.
Following its special meeting Aug. 8, the CME
will not meet again until September, Brown said.



Arrest warrant

requested in Mixon

robbery
Holmes Beach police have asked the state
attorney's office to issue an arrest warrant for
Bonnie Benner of Bradenton as part of their
investigation into the burglary of the Jim
Mixon Insurance Inc. offices June 24.
Lt. Dale Stephenson ofthe HBPD said the
request is for insurance fraud. Benner is a
former employee of Mixon, which is located at
5412 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping
Plaza.
Stepenson said detectives with the Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Office are investigating
several instances on the mainland of persons
trying to cash Mixon company checks taken
during the break-in.
No arrests have yet been made in connec-
tion with the case, although Stephenson said
the MCSO is pursuing several leads.


'Top Notch' photo contest, prizes continue


You've got until Friday to get another round of
pictures together for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander Top Notch photo contest continues
through Aug. 21, and more winning pictures will be
featured on the cover of the paper and receive a
"More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt. A grand
prize winner with prizes and gift certificates from
the newspaper and local merchants will be awarded
at the end of the contest.
Deadline for the next week's submissions is Friday,
Aug. 9, and weekly on Friday throughout the contest.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including
great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of
personal triumph.


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Lots of winners
This weekly winner from last year's "Top Notch"
was f)oml Eric Co. of Anna Maria. Deadlines are
FridayJfor each week's contest, with seven more
weeks remaining.


Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPEG foriit via e-mail to
news@islander.org or deliver on diskette or CD.
Sorry, no retouching. enhancements or computer ma-
nipulation is allowed-
Complete rules and -,ln e forms for the contest
are published below. Please attach a photo contest
label to each photo- disk CD you submit.
E-mail entrants m.mi srubmin the label informa-
tion in the text of the e-nmal one photo attachment
per e-mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels arena a, jlitA'le at the newspaper of-
fice or they may be copied.


Rules, entry forms for 2002 'Top Notch' Islander photo contest


1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photog-
raphers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their
income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after
Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility.
Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered
in any Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
ted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files; no compos-
ite pictures or multiple printing can be submitted. Digital pho-
tos may be submitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed pho-


tograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be
written clearly, in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back
of each print, or listed in the e-mail message along with the digi-
tal photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-
mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may
publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be
able to furnish the original negative or digital image if re-
quested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become
the property of The Islander. Photos will not be returned.
The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility


for negatives, diskettes. CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know tte irname and address of any rec-
ognizable persons appeairiig iin tihe picture and those must
be enclosed/attached wiiith tihe entry.
6) Employees of The lslanderand their immediate fam-
ily members are not el'.grI'ie to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are t hie sd'le responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize wern by a minor will be awarded to
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 7, 2002 0 PAGE 5


'Record' mailing list not worth fight


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has no intention of
mounting a major effort to obtain the mailing list used
by the staff of the city's The Record publication, de-
spite the fact the list is probably city property, she said.
"I'm not going to make a mountain out of a mole-
hill," said the mayor, after a verbal request several
weeks ago by her office to Record volunteer Mike
Miller for the list has gone unheeded.


SueLynn said she had City Clerk Alice Baird con-
tact Miller several weeks ago to ask him to deliver the
list to city hall. In reply, Miller asked Baird to have the
Mayor contact him to discuss the issue, SueLynn said.
But the mayor said it wasn't worth calling Miller
for yet another discussion about The Record. "I'm not
going to beg him for the list. I just wish he would do
the right thing.
"There are other ways of getting the list, including
through the tax assessor's office," she said.


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The verbal sparring over The Record and its mailing
list began several months ago when the volunteer staff
declined to continue after learning from SueLynn and City
Attorney Jim Dye they were subject to Florida's Sunshine
Laws because The Record is an official city publication.
It was created to provide interested members of the pub-
lic with minutes of city commission meetings and other
news of city hall events and happenings.
At the meeting with The Record staff to discuss the
Sunshine Law, SueLynn said Miller had promised to
deliver the list.
The city commission has said it would mail out
postcards to those people on the mailing list to deter-
mine which ones wanted to continue receiving the pub-
lication, but first needed the mailing list.
Miller confirmed the phone call from Baird, and said
he had simply asked that the mayor "or somebody" call
him. "I just want to talk to her about the list," said Miller.
No one has contacted him since Baird's call, he said.
The issue arose again at the July 25 city commis-
sion meeting when Diane Caniff, a former Record vol-
unteer, questioned why the commission had reduced
the amount for city communications in next year's
budget from $6,000 to $3,000. She suggested the city
wanted to eliminate The Record.
Vice Mayor John Michaels, who chaired the meet-
ing in SueLynn's absence, said the city was not elimi-
nating The Record, it was waiting for the mailing list
to be delivered, postcards to be sent, and information
received before making any decision on the
publication's future.
Caniff indicated the mayor had not yet asked for
the mailing list or contacted the person with the list,
that's why it had not been delivered.
According to the city charter, the city clerk is the
"custodian of all official records of the city and shall
be responsible for the proper administration of all af-
fairs concerning the records of the city" placed under
authority of the city clerk.
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Free money?
We all know there is no free money.
Overheard: An acquaintance asked a friend of hers
at a cash bar event if they had any "extra money," since
she had spent hers. Ha! That brought a round of laugh-
ter from the friend, who promptly said, "There is no
such thing as extra money, I need all I have."
How 'bout you?
We were a little surprised to learn that Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore offered $10,000 to the'
Key Royale Homeowner's Association to put irrigation
to the roadway medians for a beautification effort.
Don't get us wrong. It's a nice offer. Some of the
medians are looking a little scrappy and the drive could
use some sprucing up. But how the heck does $10,000
happen to be lying idle in the budget, and how the heck
does it get spent or allocated at the whim of the
mayor when the city budget is scrutinized, debated
and approved each year by the city commission?
This amount of discretionary funding would very
likely start a hefty debate in the other two Island cities.
Very hefty debate, considering they have a spending au-
thorization cap of $2,500, and nothing nothing gets
funded without commission discussion and approval.
Also, we've had a small debate going since the adopt-
a-median/traffic island project began in Holmes Beach
and adoptees had problems maintaining their plantings
without irrigation. So a program designed to beautify the
city at citizen/business expense wound up costing the city.
Public works officials agreed it was an oversight not
to require xeriscaping drought-tolerant materials for
the "adoption" program. This sudden $10,000 Key
Royale irrigation expense seems questionable.
Please don't get us wrong the type of public-
private partnerships such as this Key Royale program
is a good'thing for everybody. Public funds can be used
to leverage private dollars to create something that is
all for the public good.
Having a city pay for irrigation is a good concept,
since its a utility type of thing that cities can uo much
better than private groups. It's also a long-term effort,
whereas plants can be more transitory in a lifetime.
But we'd like a little more discussion about the
merits of the partnership proposal.
Meanwhile, many worthwhile nonprofit agencies
are seeking funding and city budgets for the next fis-
cal year are being formulated.
Check out the meeting schedules and attend. And
we'll just have to tour Key Royale more often to appre-
ciate the benefits.


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Rick Catlin
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Parking meters:
NO!
We have addressed the following letter to Mayor
John Chappie of Bradenton Beach:
We hope, as several-times-a-year visitors for
many, many years, that we can make a "senseful" dif-
ference to the subject matter and article that appeared
in The Islander June 26.
Spend dollars and save pennies ... that's what this
seems like. You fini'" did something to beef up the
looks of Bridge Street from trashy to nice, and now you
want to trash it again.
People come here and spend big bucks at all your
rentals, restaurants, shops, etc., and you want to
cheapen yourselves for 25 cents plus the annoyance of
going back and forth to cars with nickels, dimes and
quarters.
What a tragedy. You people who brag about your
great Island should be ashamed of what you are plan-
ning to do.
We can tell you, as constant visitors, as well as
many others we know who are the same that sometimes
stay with relatives in Bradenton or Sarasota and rent
expensive condos, etc., on your Island if you do this
meter stuff we, as well as many others, we will never
rent or spend money on your Island at all, ever again.
Hope you old-timers wake up and smell the roses
instead of the weeds.
Jack and Myra Moskowitz, New York City and
Bradenton Beach


On flag-waving
in Anna Maria
Rick DeFrank will be in for a nasty shock: When
the unthinkable happened on Sept. 11, America was
hurt. It was sheer horror here in the United States
and in some other parts of the world.
It was afternoon in Germany when it happened. To


show sympathy, I (a non-American) got an American
flag out and demonstrated what I felt. Not knowing of
course that this would not be liked by Mr. DeFrank.
Five minutes later our neighbor, who had lived in the
states for years committed the same "crime."
The very next day all Germans showed their sym-
pathy. Hundreds of school kids placed flowers and U.S.
flags in front of our 1,200 year-old church in Ratingen
right there where we remember those who were killed
by the communist tanks in Eastern Germany on June
17, 1953.
Mr. DeFrank, whenever there is a holiday here in
the U.S. and our neighbors fly their flag, we do the
same out of respect towards this great country and
out of respect towards its citizens. No one in Perico Bay
Club has ever complained.
We are lucky, we've got nice neighbors here.
Greg Fassbender, Perico Island


Tennis membership,
anyone?
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Maria Island Private Club...?
Inds Norman, Bradenton Beach

Perico fight
continues
It is vitally important that persons concerned about
development on Perico Island maintain their interest.
While it's true that "a deals not a deal until it's done,"
to current knowledge no plans have been abandoned.
The Jan Martell film, "One Heart, One Mind" is
available for viewing by interested parties. Organiza-
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showing.
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 7, 2002 M PAGE 7


The subject today is just plain 'fat'


by Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
It's getting far more than somewhat difficult these
days to pick up any publication other than Popular
Mechanics that doesn't have some words about how
some incredible percentage of American's are way
overweight. Last I saw was in Wife Sarah's copy of
Woman's Day that warned if we don't all start eating
no-sugar, no-fat, no-salt food that has no more calories
than a seedless grape, we're going to wind up dead
before we even get to go on Medicare.
Satisfied, maybe, but dead.
And even if we don't die, I read just last week that
we'll have to stay home unless we don't mind paying
the airlines for two seats. Not only that, but all the
women who are part of that growing percentage will
have to skip Victoria's Secret for Lane Bryant.
But I digress. I started out by wanting to tell the
world that I have the answer that could drop that over-
weight percentage to less than the percentage of adults
who say they've driven through a red light.
And that answer of mine has nothing to do with
diet, either.
Diets. I've tried them all, and each of them gave me
only temporary relief of excess density. I say "tempo-
rary" because while I've lost a total of a little over 400
pounds since I've been married, I've managed to re-
place them rather quickly often together with larger
dimensions.
Anyway, I really decided the other day to give the
reduction of my own excess personal humanity some
serious thought. It was then that I realized how it all
started increasing my gravity pull in the first place.
I decided it wasn't McDonald's fault, because
when I've gone there with any of my grandchildren,
before they even finish their Happy Meals, they are into
my fries (super size, of course). Even so, some of them
don't weigh more than my left leg.
And, I decided, it wasn't just "junk food" doing the
damage, either. Oh sure, I've had some things like ba-
nana splits and coconut cream pies in my time, but I've
had neither in the last few days. But just as I excused
digestion of stuff like that from the continued increase


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in my volume, the real reason came to me: It's all in
semantics!
Like when I was a little boy however, not as
little as most kids my age I can hear now the aunts
and neighbors saying, "Isn't he so nice and chubby."
Or even sometimes they said "pudgy."
And then, when I was in grammar school, I can
remember my father taking me to Bond's in New York
for clothes. Bond called the section that clothed me
"Husky Town."
In high school, my gigantic size was called perfect
for football ("Look at those muscles!"), and I remem-
ber the other kids called me a friendly sounding name:
"Porky."
And these days, I can find everything I need in the
way of clothes at K-Mart in a section they call "Big and


Tall." They even have shoes there marked "W." And
while I'm there, I always wonder: Where do "Little and
Tall" and "Big an Short" men shop?
So, as far as I'm concerned, there's the answers.
Because I grew up "chubby," "husky," "porky"
"pudgy," and am still "big and tall," I always felt nor-
mal and made sure that I always ate but didn't exer-
cise- so I'd stay known as owner of cute names. I'm
sure that most other folks who share membership in
that overweight percentage with me grew up with the
same labels.
And that's another true ID dodge: "overweight."
Finally, I decided that the reason all us colossals
are included in that percentage is simple. Big Macs
were part of it, I'll admit. But the real reason we're the
socially unacceptable size we are, I'm convinced, is we
grew up with and still own fancy names other
than just plain "fat."
They used cute names or ignore our proportions
altogether. Had they called us all outright "fat" or
even "obese" starting back in those "pudgy" days,
I bet we'd all be slim, just to dodge those titles.
And picture the sign at K-Mart reading, "Fat Guys
Over Here," or Lane Bryant having a sign that advises,
"Don't be confused by language, half-sizes are for
Fatsos."
That sort of "telling it like it is" would certainly
have caused us to skip the fries and all the other good-
ies that skinny people enjoy calling "junk food." There
would be no further need ever for Weight Watchers or
for any other nourishment-type guidance.
I write this because I need you to help me prove my
new solution will work even if K-Mart and Lane
Bryant won't join in. Please, next time you see me, let
me have it straight with a "Hello Fatso." If you all do,
I know I'll drop enough flab in days to chance getting
on the Publix scale.
I should warn you, though, if you also appear to be
in my same percentage bracket, I'll return the favor by
calling you "Fatso."
I also have a greeting for those people that the
world feels are of normal heft and girth, but I'll save
that for next time.


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Pete's landmark restaurant gone
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scattered his ashes there so that, even in death, he could
be amidst friends he had come to know and love over
the years.
Eva Pringle worked at Pete's 20 years ago. She
remembered when "two men got into a fight at the
salad bar because one thought the other was cutting in
front of him in line." The salad bar, of course, revolved,
making the issue of a "line" a moot point.
Ellen Trudelle also worked at the restaurant. "I met
a lot of good people and had a lot of good times there,"
she said. "Everyone was like family."
"This is going to be fantastic for this strip," said
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Mary Ann Brockman said of the new Tide-
mark resort complex. "What a facelift!"
"We had a great old time here," said Sandy Haas-
Martens, a Holmes Beach city commissioner who first
went to the restaurant in 1970. She told the story of
holding a 35th wedding anniversary for her parents
there. "Tommy Leonard was there, and was standing at
the door with me when everybody came in. 'That's
your brother,' he'd say, or 'That's a sister.' He picked
all the family out."
"I'm sorry to see it go," said Bradenton Beach City
Commissioner Bill Arnold, who first went to the estab-
lishment about 10 years ago. "It was a nice place, but
we have to make way for progress."
Judy Karkhoff is a real estate sales representative who
recently moved back to the area. "My mom worked here
in the 1960s as a hostess," she said, adding that her mother,
Dorothy, also worked at the Anna Maria City Pier and
later ran a restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Karkhoff's bittersweet memories of family were
echoed by several other "old-timers" on the Island.
"I went to Pete's on my first real date," said
Holmes Beach Mayor CarofWhitmore. "It was the first
time I ever ate in the revolving room, too. For anything
special, you always came here."
Don Maloney, a Holmes Beach city commissioner
and unofficial jokester of the city, said he came back
for the demolition "because I thought we would get a
chance to vote on this again." He opposed the Tide-
mark project during commission discussions.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue Chief Andy Price
said that "the first time I went to a restaurant with my
folks, it was to Pete's." He, too, fondly remembers the
revolving room.
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looked up it was all different. I couldn't figure it out."
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Tidemark Lodge ready for construction


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling hopes to have
all permits and designs approved and actual construc-
tion of the 40-unit hotel/condominium/marina project
under way some time in September.
"The permits are at Holmes Beach city hall and
under review and I expect a meeting with the building
department within the next two weeks," said
Easterling.
If all goes as expected, demolition of the former
Pete Reynard's restaurant should be completed within
the next few days, allowing Tidemark construction to
begin once all city permits are approved.
Easterling said he expects to have his financing in
place within the next few days. The banks require at
least 18 pre-sold units before the construction loan
kicks in, and "We're close, real close on that,"
Easterling said.
He estimated total construction time of the $20
million project would be about 12 months.
Prices for the units will range from $400,1000 to


Toast to the future
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling, left, with
Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis and Tony Tatakis toast
the new Holmes Beach development. Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson

$700,000, Easterling has said previously, depending
upon location, amenities and size.


The controversial project was approved by the
Holmes Beach City Commission last July, but still had
to meet a number of objections raised by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Easterling
also had to obtain a DEP permit to widen the channel
and add 75 feet of seawall to the canal.
In addition, Easterling reached an agreement with
two adjacent landowners that staved off a lawsuit they
had filed against the project that could have stopped
construction.
The Tidemark advertises itself as a full-service
hotel and condominium, complete with marina, restau-
rant and an "owners-only" lounge. Condominium own-
ers will place their units in a rental pool, allowing the
property to operate similar to a hotel.
The architectural style of the buildings will be that
of the Rod and Gun Club built in 1890 south of Naples
in Everglades City where the likes of John Wayne and
Ernest Hemingway stayed on fishing and hunting ex-
peditions, Easterling said.
Tidemark now has an on-site office in a trailer on
the property.


Local musician pens song for demolition party


Local musician "Koko" Ray
Hansen wrote a song to memorialize
the former Pete Reynard's restaurant
and ring in the new TideMark Lodge.
Asked to play music for the pre-
demolition barbecue, Hansen said he
didn't want the event to pass without
contributing something.
"I didn't want to play the special
event without putting some thought
behind it," Hansen said, "and it
opened up a creative opportunity for
me."
Following are the lyrics to his
song titled, "Every Season, Every


Year." Hansen also wrote guitar ac-
companiment, which he describes as a
storytelling folk song.

Every Season, Every Year
By Koko Ray
Sometimes after sunset
I'd go to the compass room
To have a plank steak dinner
And do some dancing, too.

Chorus: Decade after decade
We've been coming here
For the best of the best
Every season, every year


I really like that waitress
Hope to take her out real soon
If Eleanor could help me meet her
I'd take her to the stardust room

Chorus

I saw Pete on T.V. WSUN
He was showing off his plank steak
To my pal Jack Swift again

Chorus

Birdie Tebbett's home plate
Whenever he's in town
Spinning round the compass room


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Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Price has been painting for 12 years, and her new series of work titled "Neat-
o! Scenes From Space" features bright colors, polka dots, glitter and wacky creatures. The library opens daily
except Sunday at 10 a.m., closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Obituaries


William Eugene Douglas
William Eugene Douglas, 71, of Bradenton and
formerly Cortez, died Aug. 1.
Born in Lexington, Tenn., Mr. Douglas came to
Manatee County from there more than 30 years ago. He
was the owner and operator of Gene & Pat's Beach
Lounge in Bradenton Beach and Gene & Pat's Drywall
Company in Bradenton. He was a member of the Loyal
Order of Moose in Bradenton Beach and the Benevo-
lent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1511 in
Bradenton. He was Methodist.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or to the American Alzheimer's Association,
Manatee & Sarasota County Chapter, 1230 S. Tuttle
Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.
He is survived by wife of 29 years Patricia; daugh-
ters Gwenn Hason and Sherry Clark, both of Seattle;
stepdaughters Christina Spence of Palmetto and
Cynthia Pakulski of Posen, Mich.; stepson Michael
Truax of Anna Maria Island; brother Billy of
Farmington, Mo.; four grandchildren; seven step-
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two
step-great-grandchildren.

Walter F. Fathke
Walter F. Fathke, 84, of Holmes Beach, died
July 28.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Fathke came to Manatee
County from there 22 years ago. He was a retired busi-
nessman. He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars in Bradenton and the Holy Name Society of St.
Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
There were no services. Burial will be in Holy
Sepulcher Cemetery, Alsip, Ill. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Alice; daughters Teresa
Crothers of Sandwich, Ill., Donna of Oxford, Ala.,
Marylou of South Portland, Maine, and Carol Left of
Chicago; son Peter of Rolling Meadows, II.; and seven
grandchildren.

Frances C. Marler
Frances C. Marler, 87, of Anna Maria, died Aug.
3.
Born in Tampa, Mrs. Marler came to Manatee
County from Lakeland in 1974. She was a former


bookkeeper for the comptroller's office for the City of
Lakeland. She attended First United Methodist Church
of Lakeland.
Services were Aug. 5 at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, Bradenton. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in
Lakeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Is-
land Baptist Church, P.O. Box 458, Anna Maria FL
34216.
She is survived by husband Roy M. "Buck" Jr.;
daughter Carole Lynn of Lakeland; son Dale of Anna
Maria; and two grandchildren.

Gunhild Membrino Shaver
Gunhild Membrino Shaver, 94, of Bradenton, died
Aug. 1.
Born in Goteborg, Sweden, Mrs. Shaver came to
Manatee County from Royersford, Pa., in 1978. She
was a homemaker. She attended Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church in Holmes Beach.
Services and burial will be in Pennsylvania. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Shriners
Children's Hospital, care of Recorder, Sahib Temple,
600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota FL 34232. Toale Broth-
ers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Robert E.; daughter
Barbara Rose Membrino of Reading, Pa.; son Richard
L. of Hereford, Pa.; six grandchildren; and 1 I great-
grandchildren.


Nancy Lee Wonka
Nancy Lee Wonka, 63, of Bradenton and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died July 31.
Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, Ms. Wonka moved
to Manatee County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1989. She
was a retired school teacher at St. Anthony Elementary
School in Dayton. She was a graduate of University of
Dayton and attended Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church, Bradenton.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St.
Mary Catholic Church, Dayton. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by companion Paul Beever; mother
Lucile Thirifay of Springfield, Ohio; daughters Eliza-
beth M. Fowler of Dayton and Christine M.
Neaderhiser of Spangdahlem, Germany; sons Michael
J. of Chicago and Richard G. of Cleveland, Ohio; sis-
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Recycling,

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applications are due
Applications for nominations are due by Aug. 16
for the Keep Manatee Beautiful 2002 recycling and
landscaping awards, the beautification organization
announced this week.
Forms may be obtained by calling Executive Di-
rector Ingrid McClellan at 795-8272. Recipients of
awards will be announced Sept. 19, she said.
She explained that recycling awards are made for
small and large businesses and individuals, while land-
scaping also includes public open spaces and buildings,
neighborhoods and multi-family communities.

Bridge club resumes play
Tuesday at Center
The Island Bridge Club is to start regular play on
its fall/winter schedule Tuesday noon at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Play will continue every Tuesday, said director
Hubert A: Mitchell. Setup arrangements will begin at
noon, with play starting at 12:30. Rubber bridge is
played, no partner necessary, for a $2 fee. Details may
be obtained at 792-6133.


'Toot Your Own Horn' breakfast
is Tuesday on key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a "Toot Your Own Horn" breakfast from 8 to
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The networking event will be at the Hungry Fox
restaurant, 419 St. Armands Circle, $5 for members
and $10 for guests. Details may be obtained and reser-
vations made at 387-9519.

Islander helps communications
clinic for businesses
A clinic on marketing communications will be Fri-
day, Aug. 9, for area small businesses, said John Van
Zandt of Holmes Beach, who will help with instruction.
He is proprietor of Van Zandt Marketing Services
Inc. in Bradenton, and has been helping organize and
publicize the event as an officer of the Advertising Fed-
eration of the Suncoast.
The clinic will advise small businesses how to in-
teract with an advertising or public relations agency,
and how. to boost marketing activities, he said. It will
be from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Ringling School
of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Cost is $79.95 for the day, including lunch. Details are
available at 360-8444.


Geyer-Davenport
engagement announced
Peggi Geyer and Bruce Davenport announced
their engagement.
Ms. Geyer is co-proprietress of Duffy's Tav-
ern, the Island's very popular cheeseburger haven
which lost its lease and closed in June but is ex-
pected to reopen at an as-yet-undetermined loca-
tion in the not-too-distant future. They met when
Mr. Davenport was working for Gold Coast Eagle
Distributors.
"My birthday was July 21, and his was July
28, so right in the middle between our birthdays he
proposed," Geyer said. "It was on the beach at
sunset with champagne and everything."
A date for the wedding has not yet been set.


Boating safety course all day
Saturday
A "boat smart" safety course will be sponsored
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, by the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron.
The program will be at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Cost for textbook, materials and a meal is
$27. The class will instruct attendees in safety, Florida
laws, weather, types of boats, boat handling, distress
signals and other aspects of pleasure boating in the Gulf
of Mexico and estuaries.
Further information is available at 545-7646.

0 Party coming Thursday for
0-type blood donors
The eighth annual O Party, a day-long blood drive
focusing on O-type blood donors, will be from 8 a.m.
until 7 p.m. at four Manatee County locations, the near-
est one to the Island being Beef O'Brady's.
The bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the
restaurant at 6703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, and all
blood types are welcome, said the sponsoring Manatee
Community Blood Center. Donors can be anyone 17 or
older, with picture ID needed at the bloodmobile.
Donors are todget coupons for a spaghetti lunch at
the Olive Garden and 10 wings at Beef O'Brady's, a T-
shirt, cookies, juice, O'Henry candy bars and 50 per-
cent off regular adult admission to Busch Gardens.
Details are available at 746-7195.
Furniture donations needed
Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking donations of
furniture for its renovated research offices and labora-
tories on City Island, just off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge.
Needed are file cabinets, desks, chairs, computer
stands, shelves and bookcases in good condition. De-
tails may be obtained by calling Linda Franklin at 388-
4441.


'George saved the Island'
That's how friends described the actions of George Lott of Holmes Beach, who ran with buckets of water from
his Oak Street home to put out afire in the bird sanctuary along t:e beach. Neighbor Bob Betancourt said a
departing renter nearby had dumped ashes from a barbecue in the grass and the flames endangered nearby
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Fishermen hope for best, but ready suits


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A month from now, Cortez and Island commercial
fishermen will have a solid handle on whether their
future rests with scientists or lawyers.
A scientific assessment of the state of the Gulf of
Mexico's red grouper stock is being completed now
and is to become public knowledge the first week of
September. On that assessment hangs the fate of a rul-
ing that could kill long-line fishing.
The ruling, made last month by the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council, is designed to reduce the
red grouper catch by 45 percent.
Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez and one
of two commercial fishing members on the council, said


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria charter review committee is tak-
ing the unusual step of preparing two sets of recom-
mendations for study and will make a decision prior to
Sept. 30 on which set of recommendations to submit.
Actually, said committee chairperson Tom
Aposporos, the committee will likely decide before its
self-imposed deadline of Aug. 31 for a final draft docu-
ment to be ready. The September date is the deadline
set by the city commission for official recommenda-
tions to be presented.
But the committee could decide to send both sets
of recommendations to the city commission and let it
decide which is best for the city, said Aposporos.
One document contains the current charter with
updates, corrections, deletions and minor changes, but
leaves the present form of government intact.
The second set of recommendations also contains
minor revisions and corrections. In addition, however,
these recommendations strengthen the executive and leg-
islative functions by removing the mayor from the city
commission and making that office responsible for city
staff, the day-to-day operations of the city and preparation
of the annual budget for commission review.
"Right now, the charter review commission is lean-
ing toward giving the city commission the second set


that where long-line fishing now is allowed within 50
miles of shore in 120 feet of water, the ruling would force
fishermen 80 or more miles offshore to depths of 300. And
there are no red grouper at 300-foot depths, she added.
The stock assessment awaited as a possible savior is
being made for the National Marine Fishery Service, part
of the U.S. Department of Commerce whose secretary
must sign off on the ruling for it to become effective.
The assessment is using data from 1999 and 2000,
Bell noted, where the council based its ruling on 1995-
96 data. The fishery has grown much stronger in the six
years since, she said, and may well be restoring itself
without help.
If the assessment turns out the way she and others
believe it will, the secretary could be expected to reject


of recommendations," said Aposporos. Those are the
ones that separate the office of mayor from the role of
the city commission.
"But we are going to look hard," at both sets of
recommendations, he said.
The committee will look at both sets of recom-
mendations side by side for the first time at its Aug. 8
meeting.
One suggestion made by Anna Maria resident
Dale Woodland at the July 29 meeting is that if the city
commission elects a chairperson, that person should
also serve as the city's vice mayor. Woodland also
suggested changing the title of vice mayor to deputy
mayor, although the duties and responsibilities would
remain the same in the charter.
Aposporos said he and his committee have not
given any thought to the possibility that the city com-
mission may not hold a special public meeting on the
committee recommendations. A recent workshop ses-
sion with city commissioners convinced him and other
committee members that the commission "would hold
public meetings first, then present recommendations to
the voters.
"The city commission has been unanimous in its
support of the direction of our work and they've en-
dorsed our progress," said Aposporos. "We seem to be
on the right track."


the ruling as unnecessary for the fishery's health.
If he ignores it and signs the ruling, or if the assess-
ment- isn't favorable to the commercial fishermen's
cause, lawsuits are ready for filing based in part on the
council's handling of its responsibilities.
One basis is the council's increasing the size of
keeper fish for recreational fishermen from 20 to 22
inches. That was not suggested until the day of the
council meeting, Bell said, and there was no opportu-
nity for comment by anyone. That's illegal, she pointed
out.
As she noted, fishermen would rather fish than sue.
But if sue they must, they will put as much effort into
it as they put every day into bringing seafood to
America and food to their own families.


Violation still in question
Dave Billings of AnnaMaria.Net Inc. was
recently found in violation of his home occupa-
tion license by the Holmes Beach Code Enforce-
ment Board for erecting an antenna at his home.
He was given 120 days to come into compliance.
The antenna exceeds the city's height restriction
and was erected without a permit.
Billings was told by the board he had the
option to move his antenna to a commercial site
and apply for a site plan review.
Billings, however, said he couldn't afford to
rent space for the antenna, which allows him to
offer online wireless access to customers for a
fee, and that the move and related expense
would likely bankrupt his business.
Therefore Billings recently notified the city
that he intended to "give the wireless service
away to everyone in the community" and use the
antenna only for his personal use.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
said that he spoke to City Attorney Pat Petruff and
she said that if people still need a card to access the
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Turtle 'baby shower' picnic Saturday at Coquina


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Turtle Watch volunteers and friends will picnic
Saturday to celebrate the midpoint of the 2002 nesting
season and the promise of new turtle-friendly
streetlights.
The turtle advocates call it their "baby shower,"
coming as it does as the emergence of sea turtle
hatchlings begins in earnest. Nearly a dozen nests have
sent some 1,100 baby turtles into the Gulf from the
Island beach so far, with about 95 nests still to hatch.
And mother loggerheads are still coming ashore to
dig a couple of feet down, lay 100 or so eggs the size
of golf balls, cover them and let the sun and sand in-
cubate them for two months. One made a new nest
Monday night.
"The babies are here, so people along the beach
have to be really really careful about their lights," said
Suzi Fox, head of Turtle Watch. "The hatching is just
getting started. It will pick up in the days ahead. Or
nights, rather."
Mother turtles nest at night and their babies hatch
at night, with instinct guiding them to the sparkle of the
Gulf's surface for their chance at survival. Often they
are lured to-their death by lights at beachfront proper-
ties that are visible from the shoreline.
A bright spot in the light picture is the promise of
Don Sayre that Florida Power & Light will replace
offending streetlights with turtle-friendly fixtures in the
Island's three cities but, sadly not nearly in time for
this season.
Sayre, FPL's major accounts manager for this area.
said "cutoff cobra heads" will be installed in 55 loca-
tions in Bradenton Beach, 45 in Holmes Beach, and 25
in Anna Maria. The changeover, coming in four to six
weeks, will cost about $52 per unit, he said.
Meanwhile, the company will turn off lights in
"hot" situations, eliminating the fatal attraction in those
spots and leaving them off until Nov. 1, the end of the
marine turtle nesting season.
As for that big "baby shower," it will be for Turtle




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Turtle Watch, and more volunteers were summoned. AMITW director Jo Ann Meilner said the turtle was
bearing definite propeller injuries, about four fresh scars and some of the "scutes, or top shell sections, had
been severed from the shell. Meilner and Sozi Fox, head of AMITW, transported the turtle with help load-
ing from a prompt Bradenton Beach public works employee and tractor to Mote Marine Laboratory, where
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male, which may produce useful information.

Watch volunteers and friends from noon until when-
ever on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Coquina Beach's
Gulfside pavilion.
Fox said Green Real Estate of Anna Maria is pro-
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Island Middle School PAC prepares for Orientation


Parents will have the opportunity to learn more
about the Island Middle School Parent-Advisory Com-
mittee at an Aug. 8 school orientation event.
This year's PAC officers will introduce themselves
and nominations will be opened for a new PAC vice
president. Nominations will be voted on at the second
PAC meeting of the year.
PAC meetings will be held the second Thursday of
each month and the first meeting will be Sept. 12. Par-


Anna Maria Elementary Menu
Monday, Aug. 12
Breakfast: Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nugget Basket or Two Egg
Rolls, Broccoli, Fried Rice, Fortune Cookie,
Fruit
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Fruit Cup,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Italian Dunker or Cheeseburger Basket
with French Fries, Garden Salad, Fruit
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Breakfast: Yogurt, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Fish Sandwich,
Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, Aug. 15
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Cup, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich or Chili Con Carnie
with Fritos, California Blend, Fruit
Friday, Aug. 16
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Nacho Pizza Sticks or Shaker Salad,
Corn, Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.



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answer session about opportunities for parent involve-
ment with the school.
This year PAC members are also considering hosting
special programs in addition to their regular business
meetings. PAC President Julie Krokroskia suggested that
the PAC invite current political candidates to discuss their
views on charter schools at an October meeting.
During the orientation, members will discuss the vol-
unteer hours required by the school. Parents are required
to fulfill 25 volunteer hours during the school year.
This year PAC officers will be assigned a team of
volunteers to contact when IMS staff and teachers need
an extra hand. Parents will be assigned to a team at the
orientation.

Island Middle School menu
Monday, Aug. 12
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Chicken Parmesan with
Marinara Sauce, Garlic Breadstick, Tossed Salad
with Dressing, Cooked Carrots
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Roll, or
Chicken Patty on Bun, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed
Salad with Dressing
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Lunch: Chicken with Rice and Roll, or Corn Dog
with Fries, Green Beans, Fruit Crisp
Thursday, Aug. 15
Lunch: Stuffed Shells or Barbecue Ribett on Bun,.
Garlic Breadstick, Broccoli, Tossed Salad with
Dressing
Friday, Aug. 16
Lunch: Pizza or Chicken Fries with Baked Chips,
Veggie Pick-up with Dip, Mixed Vegetables
Juice, milk and fruit are served with every meal.


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Summer
buddies
Andrew Ryan, 6,
and Isaiah
Beaton, 7, say
they have been
having fun playing
capture the flag
and taking trips
together this
summer. Their
favorite summer
camp field trip
was to Adventure
Island. Islander
Photos: Diana
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Mayer, 7, Kyle
Parsons, 8, and
Alex Thuikettel,
9, band together
while coloring
worksheets at the
Center's summer
camp.


Fan down under
Six-year old Tori Boltwood said she liked learning
about Australia at the Center's summer camp
because special guest "Kangaroo Mick" visited with
his wallaby named Matilda.

Summer camp activities

a hit with kids
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
been a flurry of activity during its summer-long camp.
The camp was open to kids in kindergarten through
fifth-grade and this year's theme has been "Around the
World in Nine Weeks," with each week focusing on
games and activities from a different country.
Highlights from this year's camp activities have in-
cluded a trip to the beach, playing "capture the flag," spe-
cial guest presentations and numerous field trips.
Field trips included visits to Mote Marine Labora-
tory, Bradenton Lanes, G. Wiz, a science museum, as
well as a day at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Summer camp runs Monday through Friday
finishing Aug. 2.



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Children are counting on you to be aware of school zones, buses
and bus stops! As you hurry to and from work and appointments,
kids are hurrying to and from school. Keep an eye out for young-
sters waiting for buses, walking to and from school, and riq~ng e
trolley. Remember to observe school-zone speed lim an a
always, allow pedestrians to cross at the crosswal An
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A Paradise, Inc., Realtor
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach *
778-4800

AMI West
9801 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-6877

Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
9805 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria
778-2259

The Beach Inn
101 66th St. Holmes Beach *
778-9597 i,

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

Brian's Sunny Side Up Cafe
Holmes Beach and Bradenton
778-4140 and 792-6010

Bridge Tender Inn C
135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
778-4849

Chapae
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778-6728 778-1451 3

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

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10005 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria 0
708-6130

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

Duffy's Tavern
Location? "We'll let you know!"
778-2501


Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning
5400 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2882

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

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

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778-4480

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Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn
Holmes Beach 778-5444

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3014 Avenue C Holmes Beach
778-0818

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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
778-6066

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5404 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7978

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5424 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-6903

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5412 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 7, 2002 M PAGE 17


Dress code outlined for Island schools


Both Anna Maria Elementary School and the
Island Middle School will be enforcing the Mana-
tee County School Board's dress code.
The following is a checklist of apparel/items
that should not be worn or brought to school:
Sunglasses.
Hats, visors, bandanas, or other head apparel.
Visible, pierced body jewelry other than
worn on the ear.
Cutoff pants or shorts.
Unbuckled belts.
Clothing that exposes the midriff.
Ill-fitting sweat pants or warm-ups.
Suspenders hanging down, including over-
alls.
Shirts advertising alcoholic beverages, drugs,
or bearing questionable language or artwork.
Known gang-related symbols.


Spandex-type dresses.
Beachwear.
Any clothing, accessories, jewelry, or hair styles
that may be a distraction to self or others, or that have
obscene or drug-related phrases therein.
Jeans with holes, cuts or slits above the knee.
Gym shorts or soccer shorts that are not proper
length (2/3 of the length from waist to middle of knee).
Footwear not secured at the heel.
Electronic equipment to include, but not limited
to, boombox, camera, CD player, camcorder, cell
phones, pagers and laser pointers.
Glass containers.

Male students choosing to wear a "net" shirt must
also wear an undershirt or an overshirt that buttons.
Tank tops are allowed, but should not be loose around
the arms, and female students should be sure that straps


cover undergarments. Dresses should cover the
entire back, and the neckline should not plunge.
Spandex skirts, shorts and pants can only be worn
if covered by an overgarment of fingertip length.
However, Spandex-type shorts and trousers are not
deemed appropriate for males.
Individual schools may develop additional
dress code requirements, which they will notify
their students and parents about in a timely man-
ner.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell said girls will be al-
lowed to wear shorts with a minimum requirement
of a three-inch inseam, otherwise Shell said all
other dress code requirements from the county will
be strictly enforced.
For more information, call Anna Maria El-
ementary School at 708-5525, or the Island Middle
School at 778-5200.


Island, Longboat Key, Cortez morning bus schedules


Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 58, Bus 131, Driver: S. Tray
Time Bus stop description
7:26 17th Street West & 5th Avenue West
7:29 20th Street East & 3rd Avenue East
7:29 21st Street East & 2nd Avenue East
7:30 21st Street West & 3rd Avenue West
7:31 4th Avenue West & 5th Avenue West
7:32 1803 Fifth Avenue W.
7:36 4th Avenue West & 7th Street West
7:38 4th Avenue West & 15th Street West
7:42 21st Avenue West & 27th Street West
7:44 20th Avenue West & 19th Street West


Route 89,
Time
7:25

7:26

7:27

7:29

7:29
7:29

7:31

7:37

7:38
7:39
7:39
7:40
7:41
7:42
7:42
7:43
7:44
7:45
7:46


Route 90, Bus
Time
7:37
7:45
7:45
7:46
7:46
7:47
7:49
7:50
7:51


Bus 539, Driver: L. Horning
Bus stop description
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre
Shops)
Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes
Street
Gulf of Mexico Drive & Emerald Har-
bor Drive
Gulf of Mexico Drive and Dream Is-
land
Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
Gulf of Mexico Drive & De Narvaez
Drive
Palm Drive & Broadway (Rear of
Chevron)
Gulf Drive South & 10th Street South,
Bradenton Beach
Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
Gulf Drive North & 2nd Street North
Gulf Drive North & 6th Street North
Gulf Drive North & 12th Street North
1801 Gulf Drive N. (Runaway Bay)
23rd Street North & Avenue C
Avenue C & 24th Street NE
Avenue C & 25th Street North
Gulf Drive North & 28th Street
Gulf Drive North & 30th Street
Gulf Drive North & 6th Avenue East


51, Driver: M. Tomasiak
Bus stop description
3801 E. Bay Drive
Marina Drive & 67th Street
Marina Drive & 68th Street
Marina Drive & 72nd Street
Marina Drive & 75th Street
Marina Drive & 82nd Street
Gulf Drive North & 75th Street
Gulf Drive North & 68th Street
Gulf Drive North & 65th Street


King Middle School
Route 80, Bus 97, Driver: A. Cosby
Time Bus stop description
7:47 75th Street W. & 24th Avenue W.
(East Side)
7:48 24th Avenue W. & 75th Street W.
(West Side)
7:52 Manatee Avenue W. & 107th Court W.
7:53 Manatee Avenue W. & Perico Bay
Boulevard. (North Side)
7:58 11901 Manatee Avenue W (7-Eleven)
8:00 Manatee Avenue W. & Sixth Avenue


8:01
8:05
8:09
8:10
8:12
8:14
8:15
8:19

8:23

Route 87,
Time
8:15
8:16
8:17

8:18
8:19

8:20

8:21

8:21
8:22
8:23
8:24
8:25
8:27
8:29
8:30
8:32

Route 90,
Time
8:10
8:12
8:14
8:15
8:16


Route 89,
Time
8:04
8:05
8:06
8:07
8:12

8:16


8:17

8:18

8:20

8:22

8:26

8:28
8:29


W. (North Side)
Gulf Drive North & Harbor Drive
Gulf Drive North & 51st Street
Sixth Avenue W. & 35th Street
Gulf Drive North & E. Bay Drive
Gulf Drive North & 28th Street
31st Street & Avenue E
E. Bay Drive & Sunbow Bay
Manatee Avenue W. & Bristol Bay
Drive
Manatee Avenue W. & Flamingo Drive

Bus 543, Driver: S. Haisley
Bus stop description
Pine Avenue & Tarpon Street
Tarpon Street & Spring Avenue
Spring Avenue & Bay Boulevard
South
Bay Boulevard North & Pine Avenue
Bay Boulevard North & Crescent
Drive
Bay Boulevard North & Poinsetta Av-
enue
Bay Boulevard North & Jacaranda
Avenue
North Shore Drive & Gladiolus Street
780 North Shore Drive
North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
North Shore Drive & Linda Lane
North Shore Drive & Coconut Avenue
Gulf Drive North & Magnolia Avenue
Gulf Drive North & Oak Avenue
Palm Drive & 81st Street
Marina Drive & 71st Street

Bus 51, Driver: M. Tomasiak
Bus stop description
Marina Drive & Key Royale Drive
Palm Drive & 76th Street
Palm Drive & Clark Drive
Marina Drive & 62nd Street
Marina Drive & 56th Street

Sugg Middle School
Bus 539, Driver: L. Horning
Bus stop description
Avenue C & 26th Street North
Avenue C & 24th Street North
Avenue C & 22nd Street North
Gulf Drive North & 12th Street North
Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulf Side Road
(North LBK)
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Center
Shops)
Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes
Street (Corner Mart)
Gulf of Mexico Drive & Drive E. &
Dream Island Road
Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
Street
Palm Drive & Broadway (Rear of
Chevron)
Gulf Drive South & 10th Street South,
Bradenton Beach
Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
Gulf Drive North & 3rd Street North


Bayshore High School
Route 62, Bus 40, Driver: M. Wieland
Time Bus stop description
6:04 Cortez Road & Waterway Apts.
6:05 Cortez Road W. & 101st- Street W.
6:05 Cortez Road W. & 107th Street W.
6:08 Cortez Road W. & 115th Street W.
6:10 Cortez Road W. & 123rd Street W.
6:18 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes
Street
6:18 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Jungle Quee
Way
6:19 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Islant
(Buccaneer Inn)
6:21 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harr
6:23 Broadway & Palm Drive
6:30 Gulf Drive South & 5th Street South
6:31 Gulf Drive South & 1st Street North
6:31 Gulf Drive North & 12th Street Nortf
6:32 Gulf Drive North & 17th Street Norti
6:33 26th Street North & Avenue C
6:35 Avenue C & 22nd Street North
6:40 Cortez Road W. & 124th Street W.
6:41 Cortez Road W. & 106th Street W.
6:43 Cortez Road W. & 102nd Street W.
6:45 Cortez Road W. & Coral Boulevard
6:47 86th Street Ct. W. & 44th Avenue
Drive W.
6:50 86th Street W. & 54th Avenue W.
6:52 Cortez Road W. & 80th Street W.

Manatee High School
Route 76, Bus 189, Driver: C. Moore
Time Bus stop description
6:33 Gulf Drive North & 29th Street
6:33 Gulf Drive North & 31st Street
6:36 East Bay Drive & Manatee Avenue
(Publix)
6:41 Gulf Drive North & Haverkos Ct.
6:42 Gulf Drive North & 46th Street
6:46 11901 Manatee Avenue W.
6:47 Manatee Avenue West & Perico Ba
Boulevard
6:48 Manatee Avenue West & Flamingo
Drive


Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: M. Tomasiak


Time
6:32
6:34
6:35

6:36

6:37

6:38
6:41

6:42
6:43
6:45
6:46
6:47
6:47
6:49


Bus stop description
Pine Avenue & Tarpon Street
Pine Avenue & Bay Boulevard Sou
Bay Boulevard North & Crescent
Drive
Bay Boulevard North & Poinsetta A
enue
Bay Boulevard North & Alamanda
Avenue
North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
Gulf Drive North & Magnolia Avenu
(IGA Store)
Gulf Drive North & Oak Avenue
Gulf Drive North & 85th Street
Palm Drive & 77th Street
Palm Drive & 71st Street
Palm Drive & Key Royale Drive
62nd Street & Marina Drive
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Americans capture local 'Ryder Cup' golf tourney
By Kevin Cassidy .".
Islander Correspondent .
Team USA won nine out of 12 singles matches on ,... . '4
Aug. 4 at Palma Sola Golf Club to complete a 13 1/2 ,
4 1/2 rout of the European squad to win the inaugu-
ral O'Hara's Ryder Cup. 2
The first day of competition on Aug. 3 at the River '
Club was a two-man team, alternate-shot match won by .
the Americans 3 1/2-1 1/2. A victory was worth one '' .. ; ..
point, while a tie awarded each team a half point.. -
Americans Bob Kenney and Jim Krisky defeated. I ?'
Belfast natives Ken Sinclair and Gary Harkness 9 and 4. -

Other winners for team USA were Doug Larson
and Steve Tucker over Tom Potts and Rich Flood 7 and
5, and Ed Conk and Brian Grabert who defeated Ron
Clifford and Neil Fellowes 2 and 1. 6
This writer teamed with Bradenton Beach resident
Bill Romberger to claim a 6 and 5 victory over Brian
Mills and David Colley.
The European squad received its points when Neil
Halfacre and Steve Allen won their match 6 and 5 over
Steve Wyer and Jim Sweeney, while Pete Rangs and
Norm McCobb halved their match with Pat Hagerty
and John Duey.
The final score of the Ryder Cup doesn't show it,
but Sunday's singles matches produced some pretty
good golf.
The Europeans won three out of the first four
matches to give them a glimmer of hope, but Team .. ... --*"
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Claret Jug, the trophy awarded to the winning Ryder
Cup team.
Europe's Potts defeated Sweeney 3 and 2 in the .. --
day's first match before Duey easily defeated McCobb .', -
8 and 7.- *
This writer found himself down four holes after
five were played, but managed to pull to within one
hole after getting up and down for par from behind a s a '-.
sand trap on number 1 but lost the next two holes on Ed Conk birdied the first three holes to finish with a 76 to lead the "U.S. team to a convincing victory.
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the way to dropping a 3 and 2 decision.
Mills and Hagerty went to the 18th hole before
Mills claimed a one-up victory, which ended up being
the last one on the day for the Europeans.
Romberger got things going by defeating
Fellowes 5 and 4, while Kenney and Sinclair's match
ended with Kenney on top 3 and 2 in one of the best
matches of the day.
Sinclair held a surprising one-hole lead after nine
holes, but a birdie on number 10 by Kenney evened the
match. Sinclair came back to take a one-hole lead with
a birdie on 12, which was matched by Kenney on 13
to make it even once again. The match remained even
through holes 14 and 15, but Kenney put the match
away when he birdied the par-five 16th hole to claim
the victory.
Tucker defeated Halfacre 7 and 5 and Grabert
defeated Colley 7 and 5 in the next two matches, and
USA's Ed Conk birdied the first three holes during his
match with Steve Humphries to win going away, 8 and
7. Wyer claimed a one-up victory over Harkness, and
Krisky defeated Allen 3 and 2, leaving Larson versus
Clifford in a good match up.
The two golfers were even after 15 holes, but
Larson birdied number 16 only to see Clifford come
back to even the match with a par on 17. Clifford's
second shot on 18 found the hazard, but he recovered
with a 230-yard three wood to within 30 feet. Mean-
while, Larson's third shot was short, but he chipped to
within 10 inches and Clifford's par putt missed, giv-
ing Larson and the Americans the victory.
Afterwards it was off to O' Hara' s for food, drink,
and bragging rights 'til next year anyway!

Dolphin kick-off dinner, pictures,
game this week
The second season of the Anna Maria Island Dol-
phin Football Team is officially under way and a kick-


off dinner being held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 8, in the gym at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
The team plays in the Police Athletic League's
Junior Division for ages 12-13.
Football team and individual pictures will be taken
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Center.
Players are asked to wear shirts and ties rather than
football gear or casual attire.
And Saturday, Aug. 10, the Dolphin team'will play
an exhibition game at 11 a.m. at the Police Athletic
League Field in Bradenton against the Bears.
The Island team's first official game is scheduled
for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the PAL field. Go Dolphins!

Mitey-Mite team looking for players
With the second season of the Anna Maria Island .
Dolphin Football Team under way, sign up for the Is-
land team in the younger Mitey-Mite division for play-
ers ages 9-11 has been extended, says Coach Tom
Moore. Registration forms are available in the Center's
lobby.
For more information, call Moore at 778-1908.

Soccer Camp next week
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's an-
nual soccer camp will take place after school Wednes-
day through Friday, Aug. 14, 15, and 16, from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. at the Center. The coaches for the camp will
be members of the Manatee Her-icanes varsity soccer
team along with that team's coaches Kevin Cassidy and
Jeff Nelson.
The camp serves to kick off the Center's recre-
ational soccer league season for players 5-13 years old,
which starts up in September.
For more information, call the center at 778-1908.

Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a free pub-
lication focusing on youth sports and distributed
countywide, coach for Manatee High School female
soccer, and a full-time teacher/parent.


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Tropic Isle Inn owner, Bill Romberger shot an 86 in
defeating Neil Fellowes 5&4 at Palma Sola Golf Club.

Center's after-school class
to start Monday
Registration is due by Friday for TLC, "Time for
Learning Creatively," the after-school program of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center that will begin
Monday, Aug. 12.
It is open to youngsters from kindergarten through.
fifth-grade from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays for $30 per child,
plus an initial $15 registration fee. Financial aid schol-
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Center buses carry students from Anna Maria El-
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obtained by calling Mary Metcalf at the Center, 778-
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July 22, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant.
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July 28, 500 block of 74th Street, suspicious inci-
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6:30 to closing time the Anna Maria Island Com-
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7.to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Aug. 8
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. "O Party" blood drive for the
American Red Cross at Beef O Brady's, 6703 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-7195.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-01908. Fee applies.
9 to 11 a.m. Educational peli-boat tours with the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary leaving from the Holiday
Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Informa-
tion: 388-4444. Fee applies.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Elementary
School kindergarten through second-grade Open
House, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
708-5525.
5:30 and 6 p.m. Anna Maria Island Elementary
School third through fifth-grade Back-to-School night,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-
5525.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Dolphin football team kickoff din-
ner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7p.m. Island Middle School parent orientation,
206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.

Friday, Aug. 9
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boat Smart Safety Course with


the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 545-7646. Fee applies.

Saturday, Aug. 10
Noon Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Volunteer
picnic at Coquina Beach pavilion.

Monday, Aug. 12
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-01908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
8 to 9:30 a.m. "Toot Your Own Horn" Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Hungry
Fox restaurant, 419 St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota. In-
formation: 387-9519. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-01908. Fee applies.
Noon Island Bridge Club meeting at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 792-6133. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Sweatshirt jacket craft class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. Sierra Club Manatee Conservation
group meeting will tour Longboat Key and Anna Maria
Island. Information: 747-7194.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-01908. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
"Florida's Journeys Into Space" exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,


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Space exhibit on

display at Island

Historical Museum
"Florida's Journeys Into Space," an ex-
hibit that deals with Florida's history of space
exploration, is featured at the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City.
President Harry Truman established a
military rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
in Florida 1949, and the space age began. The
display includes photos of various missions
into space, courtesy of the Florida Humanities
Council.
Admission to the museum is free. Hours are
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Further information
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Past lives, dreams and soul travel presentation at
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Sierra Club Upper Manatee River canoe trip Aug.
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Sierra Club Rye-Wilderness County Park hike
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Ribbon pillow craft class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Aug. 20.
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Nooner"
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Florida politics: Stuff too weird to be made up


Political shenanigans have been all the rage of late
in the Sunshine State and, be it manatees or Our
Katherine, it has definitely become the silly season.
In the battle between money and manatees, the big
bucks have been declared the winner.
Columbia Pictures is filming a $60 million action
movie in Miami. "Bad Boys 2" stars Will Smith and
Martin Lawrence as cops. The obligatory chase scene
will include high-speed boats racing through the Miami
River and Key Biscayne. The only problem with the
chase scene is that the boats will be racing through
water that is filled with manatees. In fact, much of the
area the producers want to film in is a slow-speed zone
for boaters because of all the manatees that frequent the
region.
The film's producers asked the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission for a waiver of
manatee rules to allow the filming, classing the need as
an emergency. A state official wrote back that the re-
quest "fails to allege any specific facts to show that an
'emergency' situation exists and to show how Colum-
bia Pictures will suffer any adverse impacts" and de-
nied the request.
That was on July 25. On July 29, "Bad Boys 2"
producer Barry Waldman met with Gov. Jeb! Bush and
talked about the movie. Apparently the Guv was re-
minded that to not allow the filming on the water could
jeopardize the use of Miami as a backdrop for the flick,
which"will create significant economic hardship to the
city (now officially designated as the poorest big city
in America)."
On July 31, FWC Secretary Ken Haddad said
"They convinced us it would be an undue hardship"
and granted the waiver to allow the chase scenes to be
shot amidst the manatees. "There was absolutely no
pressure on me to do this. I had no calls saying 'make
this happen.' They reduced to negligible any possible
impact to the manatee."
Uh huh. Right. Sure. No pressure at all.
Usually any kind of waiver of manatee rules re-
quires public hearings, but not this time. As the head
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of any emergency waivers for manatee rules, period.
And I certainly know there's never been an emergency
waiver for something like this."
Conditional for the filming is eight manatee spot-
ters in the air, on bridges and in boats to watch for sea
cows. If a manatee lumbers into the watery film set, all
action is to be halted until it moves on.
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had to stop at least seven times because of manatees.
I wonder have the pro-manatee forces seeded
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filming and rack up the costs of production just to get
even?

Our Katherine: views from abroad
A friend of mine, a former political consultant,
moved to Paris, France, earlier this year. I shot him the
following e-mail about all the political festivities in the
state of late, since I figured he wouldn't hear about in
in the International Herald, wondering what his take on
it all would be.
"Yo, Bubba: Hope all is well in Paris. There is
Florida news: Our Katherine discovered yesterday,
Aug. 1, that Florida election laws required her to resign
from her position as secretary of state when she quali-
fied to run for Congress, and so she tendered her res-
ignation retroactive to July 15. Her excuse for the de-
lay was that she thought that since the secretary of state
position was going to be abolished next year she was
somehow exempt from the law she is supposed to regu-
late. She said at one point, according to the St. Peters-
burg Times, 'she knew the law required her to resign
but then said she didn't realize the law applied to her
because her job as secretary of state is being abolished.'
"During the ensuing press conference, where re-
porters questioned the legality of the actions she en-
gaged in during the two weeks she was still secretary,
handlers appeared from the mist. Assistant Secretary
Dave Mann knocked the mikes and tape recorders off
the podium and swept her from the room.
"This comes after a Fed-Ex airplane crashed at 6 a.m.
on the last day of qualifying, closing the Tallahassee air-
port for six hours. The plane carried a slew of qualifying
packets from candidates and, with the deadline at noon,
caused candidates to scramble to find alternate means to
get to Tally-Town to qualify, no mean feat based on
Tallahassee's central location to nothing. Our Katherine,
of course, deferred to Gov. Jeb! to step in, and he agreed
to extend the deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday.
"Oh, and the state elections office miscalculated
the filing fee for members of the Florida Legislature the
week before and sent out these frantic e-mails and let-
ters and phone calls telling everybody they still owed


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$40.23 if they were to be a viable candidate.
"On the local front, Candice Brown McElyea,
Democratic candidate for the Congressional District 13
seat, snuck a hyphen into her name when she filed for
office, thereby putting her name first on the ballot.
Patrick Feheley, who had held the top spot on the bal-
lot, says he's considering a court challenge, calling her
actions 'underhanded and sneaky.' Our Candice, who
came up with the 'Anyone But Katherine' bumper
sticker, said, 'I'm flabbergasted this is becoming an
issue.'
"Other than all that stuff, all is quiet here in the
Sunshine State."
I got back the following response, which has been
edited in light of this being a family newspaper.
"I love it. This is the case of the emperors new
clothes all over again. Everybody in the world is so
afraid of angering the Republican establishment that
they are unable to deal with the fact that the queen has
no brains. (God knows, she has clothes.)
"At a time when we need people with intelligence
to deal with things like war, the Middle East, the cur-
rent business climate, the fact that a Republican has
given us the mother of all deficits, and Congress is
made up of a bunch of Schmoos (you remember the
Little Abner characters that turned into whatever you
wanted them to be and became two more new ones into
the bargain) who want to give us so much stuff that it
will take all the printing presses of the world to create
the money needed to pay the bill when it comes due,
we get Saint Katherine."
Gee, and to think that he only took on Republican
clients as a consultant.

Sandscript factoid
From the "I'm really not making this up" category
comes the following from Miami Beach.
It seems that a candidate for the Florida House of
Representatives voted in the 1996 and 1998 elections
without bothering to become a U.S. citizen, a felony.
He said "they sent me something, so I registered,"
in explaining the boo-boo. He removed himself from
the rolls in 2001 and re-registered later that year, after
he became a citizen, and is running as a Democrat
against an incumbent Republican representative in
District 107.
Is this a great state or what?


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Aug. 3 horseshoe games
were Jim Spencer of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jesse
Brisson of Holmes Beach and Tom Skoloda of
Anna Maria City.
Winners in the July 31 games were
Brisson and Starrett. Runners-up were George
Landraitis of Bradenton and Spencer.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There
is no membership fee and everyone is wel-
come.


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Reds still thick, trout big; grouper, snapper, too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing continues to be great both in the backwa-
ters and offshore.
Redfish, catch-and-release snook, trout, and a few
flounder still are the best bets in the bays. Offshore,
grouper and snapper action prevails, plus good reports
of bonita and a few blackfin tuna and dolphin farther
out.
Tarpon season should be over at this late date, but
there are still hookups reported of what have to be resi-
dent silver kings.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
lots of grouper to up to 20 pounds, snapper to 5 pounds,
plus mackerel, lots of bonita and lane snapper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's finding mackerel and snook near the
beaches, mangrove snapper have "invaded" the bays,
and tarpon are still hanging around.
Capt. Eric Bergan on the Kattina said red grou-
per and mangrove snapper are his best bets right now,
although offshore bottom fishing remains excellent.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is taking
a few days off, but fishers are not: good reports off-
shore of tuna, wahoo, dolphin, grouper, snapper and
lots of sharks. Inshore action continues to feature man-
grove snapper, redfish and really big trout.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's been putting his charters onto red grou-
per to 20 pounds, gag grouper to 15 pounds, and man-
grove snapper to 5 pounds. By the way, Capt. Matt is
now working out of the new Catchers Marina in
Holmes Beach and invites all his friends and clients to
stop by.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he too
spent a few days off to do some freshwater fishing
- but is back and catching mackerel, redfish, and


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some catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's finding lots of Spanish mackerel,
a few permit and mangrove snapper offshore. In the back-
waters, his hot suggestions include redfish and trout.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishing is really good right now, with lots of redfish
action at the higher tides, small snook being released,
lots of sharks being sighted and hooked, and shrimp
getting bigger almost by the hour.
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he's seeing a lot of big trout coming to the docks, some
up to 26 inches in length, plus lots of small sharks.
There are black drum for the taking in the cut, and
catch-and-release snook seem to be hanging around the
Snead Island Boat Works.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said one lucky ,
pier fisher landed a big cobia, plus lots and lots of
catch-and-release snook, redfish, black drum, mackerel
and mangrove snapper.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers are catch-
ing mangrove snapper, mackerel, catch-and-release
snook, a few barracuda that were hooked and lost, plus
big yellowtail jacks, whiting and flounder.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said they've been catching a few redfish in Terra
Ceia Bay, some trout to 20 inches, and he's finding that
artificial baits are working about the best for him.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's finding lots of red grouper to
20 pounds, a few gag grouper and snapper and he's still
hooking up with some blackfin tuna.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he took a few days off for
vacation, but is now back and catching still tarpon,
although the silver kings are starting to slow a bit.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
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, Hohnes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
fior more infonnation. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.




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NIKI'S ISLAND TREASURES, 5351 Gulf Drive, sale
item of the week: new large sterling rings with semi-
precious stones. 50-percent off local artist designed
table and floor lamp, retro, flamingo, parrots, etc.
Come in and meet Dawn Greene the new store man-
ager get 10-percent off for just saying hi!

WROUGHT IRON FURNITURE for sale. Couch,
two loungers, two chairs, plus some cushions.
$150. Call 798-3559.

BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View at
Web site: geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker or
call 778-3526.


YARD SALE SATURDAY and Sunday, Aug. 10
and 11, 8am-? Lawn care, mowers, shovels, etc.
Table and chairs, coffee table and more! 304 64th
St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Aug. 10. Furniture,
freezer and more. 620 Gladstone Lane, Holmes
Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Aug. 10, 8am-Noon.
Lots of stuff. 504 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE/FURNITURE Plush sofa and
loveseat, king-size bed, nightstand, chest, antique
desk, entertainment center. All week, Aug. 7-12,
422 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, 778-4957.

GEN'S GAZEBO ART and yard sale. Designer
clothes, linens, books, jewelry, music, cameras,
miscellaneous. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-17, 9am-
noon. 912 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.


FOUND: MAN'S WATCH near 67th Street and
Marina Drive. Claim at Holmes Beach Police De-
partment.

FOUND: Small friendly pet bird. 500 block of Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Call to describe and
claim. 778-3367.


Found: Prescription glasses on the beach in front
of the Sandbar Restaurant. Strong prescription.
Please call 778-5236.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
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 or visit our
Web site: www.daretorescue.com.


1987 DODGE PICK-UP, air conditioning, 140,000
miles. $500, or best offer. 792-5567

1997 TOYOTA CAMRY, 65,000 miles, $10,950.
779-9731.

1989 FORD VAN, 3/4 ton, $500, or best offer. 792-
5567.


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

ZODIAC INFLATABLE: New, unused, 10 feet long,
74 Ibs. Hardwood floors and transom, inflatable
keel. Oars and oar locks. Inflatable thwart, very
safe and stable. Great for exploring mangroves,
fishing, diving, photography, etc. $995, will deliver.
778-7179.

BOAT SLIP with davits for rent in Holmes Beach.
778-7039.

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

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000.
View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat sunseeker or call 778-3526.


Buy it, find it, sell it here at The Islander.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.


DRIVERS: Island Transportation Inc. Fun job,
good money. Dependable, honest work ethic re-
quired. Week end work required. 779-2520.

PART-TIME NANNY for two young children (three
next year) in northwest Bradenton. Experience
and references required. Non smoker. Call, 518-
9973.

WORKING ISLAND MOTHER looking for some-
one in the early morning to care for children and
drop off at Island daycare and Island school. Mon.-
Thurs., call 778-7770, leave message.

NEED PART-TIME dependable maintenance
man. 778-7153.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Are you interested
in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get in-
volved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 778-0492.


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Real Estate
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Island real estate sales
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 23-A Imperial
House, a 698 sfla 2bed/l bath condo built in 1968, was
sold 5/7/02, Burns to Foster, for $115,000; list
$125,000.
795 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 2,607
sfla home built in 1949 on a 50x 125 lot, was sold 5/6/
02, Anna Maria Partners to Martin, for $1,172,000.
313 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,120 sfla 2bed/
2bath/4car/pool home built in 1985 on a 73x1 14 lot,
was sold 5/17/02, Lewin to Green Flash LLC, for
$355,000; list $364,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 605 Martinique
South, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970, was
sold 5/16/02, Romeo to Aker, for $385,000; list
$399,000.
524 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,600
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 100x 117
lot, was sold 5/15/02, Olsen to Little, for $435,000; list
$459,000.
608 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,081 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on
a 95x1 15 lot, was sold 5/17/02, Bouvet to Koche, for
$460,000; list $490,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 116 Nautilus, a
1,081 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 5/
17/02, Santola to Dahlquist, for $230,000.
114 Mangrove, a 2,200 sfla duplex built in 1969 on
a 75x1 10 lot, was sold 5/22/02, Cole to Coleman, for
$380,000.


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127 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 2,082 sfla duplex
built in 1954 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 5/23/02, Bel-
lows to Gutierrez, for $305,000.
24 Seaside Ct., Holmes Beach, a canalfront at-
tached 978 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar villa built in 1964 on
a 25x89 lot, was sold 5/24/02, Pendergraft to Potter, for
$212,000; list $219,950.
2501 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,740 sfla
duplex built in 1978 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 5/24/02,
Kilbreth to Carl, for $150,000.
3011 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a multi-family
7bed/4bath 3,199 sfla complex built in 1946 on a
75x105 lot, was sold 5/20/02, Fla. Island Investments
to Wood, for $400,000; list $420,000.
308 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/4bath 1,740
sfla duplex built in 1977 on an 85x 110 lot, was sold 5/
23/02, Freeman to Robinson, for $267,000; list
$287,000.
310 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 90x100 lot, was sold
5/24/02, Binkowski to Heineman, for $225,000.
400 20th Place, Bradenton Beach, a canalfront
2bed/2bath/2car 1288 sfla home built in 1988 on a
50x96 lot, was sold 5/22/02, Martorano to Southwick,
for $349,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, G Martinique
North, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1971, was
sold 5/20/02, McArdle to Craney, for $240,000; list
$275,000.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 215 Playa
Encantada, a 1,365 sfla condo built in 1980, was sold


5/22/02, Anderson to Hommeyer, for $440,000.
717 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
3,748 sfla 6bed/6bath/2car home built in 1984 on a
I 12x1 17 lot, was sold 5/21/02, 714539 Ontario Ltd. to
Acebal, for $975,000; list $1,075,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 118 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 6/3/02, Spear to Westendorf, for $200,000.
210 83rd St,. Holmes Beach, a 1,720 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1972 on a 90x100 lot, was
sold, Elson to Pike, for $315,000; list $335,000.
216 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,631
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a 75x125
lot, was sold 6/7/02, Crutchfield to Deam, for
$350,000.
218 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,574 sfla 3bed/
2bath/7car, yes 7, home built in 1995 on an 83x100 lot,"
was sold 6/3/02, Pang to Grossman, for $361,000; list
$379,900.
2905 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1746 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1978 on a 50x105 lot, was
sold 6/5/02, Otey to Nawatny, for $240,000.
317 Hardin, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,170 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1973 on a 75x139 lot,
was sold 6/5/02, Watson to Lewin, for $350,000.
3703 Fifth Ave., 4 Seacrest 2, a 1,172 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 6/5/02, Clark to
Grabowski, for $236,000; list $259,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


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ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
years. Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
MA#0017550.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 778-3222.

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results!

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $15 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Avail-
able evening, weekend. For any computer
needs, hardware, software, network, commer-
cial, private. Call 778-8473.

TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-
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near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
$1,500,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach.
Large lot with room for a pool. Immaculate,
short walk to beach. Garage. $329,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo.
Furnished, heated pool, small pets, tennis,
across from beach, close to everything.
$294,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool,
family room, two blocks to great beach.
$539,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $800 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

IB MLS S__if____
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adop-
tions, name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, in-
corporations. Modification of child support, ali-
mony, custody, etc. 756-7005.

CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman
will clean your home at reasonable rates.
Deborah, 778-2581.

ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general
house cleaning with the personal touch. Local resi-
dents. Dependable, trustworthy. Satisfaction guar-
anteed. References. Ask about our "Homewatch"
service. Call Ginny, 727-8329.

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.

SOS SERVICES is it time to organize/clean
house? If so, I can help. Reliable, reasonable, ref-
erences. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

TUTORING AFTER SCHOOL with certified el-
ementary school teacher. Improve phonics, read-
ing, writing and math skills, one-on-one, at the li-
brary. $35/hour. Call Robin, 779-9055.

MOBILE AUTO/BOAT detailing. We come to you.
Starting at $95 complete. References available,
720-4792.

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

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in my hands! Commer-
cial and residential cleaning service. All work guar-
anteed. Call Laureen for a free estimate, 753-6843.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 795-
7411. RA005052.



Moving In?

-, ,= Moving Out?

Moving Up?

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


MAKE YOUR MOVE


KATHY AND MIKE'S Cleaning Service. Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. Great rates and refer-
ences. 722-4358.

CHILD CARE: Loving mother will care for your
child. Responsible, reliable, Red Cross certified
778-7622.

DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting in the rain, heat and
dust? Take a taxi door to door. Very reasonable
rates. Clean, friendly serving all of Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, as well as most airports. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am, or by appointment. 779-
2520.


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
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238

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


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

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

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


EXCITING "PERICO ISLAND" HOME
No bridges to mainland,
3BR/2.5BA, new appliances, heated pool,
security system, open and spacious.
11332 Perico Isles Circle. $350,000.'


REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters. 3BR/2BA. I BR/I BA.
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439.000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
DIRECT GULFVIEW Beach Cottage. Completed rehabed.
2BR/2BA Home with boat-slip $278,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39.000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2.650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69.000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475.000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com





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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-
3100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master
carpenter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.


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

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied 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.

More ads = more readers for your advertisement
in The Islander newspaper. Call 778-7978.

SALES
LAN/ AND
VACATION "- RENTALS
PROPERTIES, LLC
COME IN TODAY AND
MEET OUR FRIENDLY STAFF
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
www.islandvacationproperties.com


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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Re-
modeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitch-
ens, baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 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.


Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander.


S.NEW LISTING!
i510 68th Street


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Lovely 2-3BR/2BA canal home.
Features included: sparkling pool with
wood deck, attractive wood pergola,
beautiful landscaping, eat-in kitchen plus
dining area and 50-foot dock and lift.
Furniture package available. $489,000.
Call Chris Shaw
778-6066
or 1-800-865-0800


Introducing the newest addition
to our vacation rental properties:


Beachwalk Town Home 219 81st Street
Indulge yourself relaxing by the pool and Jacuzzi, enjoying the
Gulf breezes on your screened lanai or taking a leisurely stroll to
one of the Island's best beaches. This newly constructed, luxury
3BR/2.5BA home offers more than 2,000 sq.ft. of living area and
all the upgrades. Call today to reserve your piece of paradise!
View this property and our other fine selection of rental
properties at: www.franmaxonrealestate.com
941.778.2307 800.306.9666
MLS Serving the area since 1970


$224,900 POOL HOME
Choice location for this 3BR/2BA
with den or fourth bedroom, located
Sin Glenn Lakes. Great room, caged
pool area, two-car garage. Pantry and
laundry area add to your convenience.
Close to schools and shopping.
IB84366.


6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com







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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294








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JUST LISTED!
CHARMING WATERFRONT RETREAT
This charming 1950's era 3BR/2BA home features
vaulted, beamed, tongue-in-groove ceilings with fans,
clerestory windows, a retro-style free-standing fire-
place and a spacious, tiled eat-in kitchen with
wooden cabinetry, overlooking the Florida room and
waterway beyond. Other amenities include a fully
fenced back yard with plenty of room for a pool, over-
sized storage and utility shed, easy care pebbled
landscaping and sunny waterside patio. There is also
a boat dock and lift on natural waterway, just one lot
from Anna Maria Sound! Enjoy the secluded end of
cul-de-sac location! Priced at $595,000.
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land duplex priced this low again? Make your move
now and own a piece of paradise with steady in-
come. 1BR/1BA each side. $229,000.


SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished
condo in a Gulffront complex offering pool, tennis,
covered parking and more. $425,000.


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Two building ground
level duplex on Pine Ave. Room for expansion, front
building zoned for retail, office or residential.
$349,000.




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S Hauling By the cut or by the month.
vA We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED* GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
1 -- 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 =D


MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO .AirNDi Du.r-L-E. Si -':I-%,LI.T
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SEASCAPE PAINTING
Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W.. Bradenton. FL 34209

Please mention you saw it in The Islander.


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WATERINGl'

RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
* days a week.
S>Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
* Tuesday and Saturday.
2> Addresses ending in odd numbers ,! N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
* > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. it 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
* time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
* as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
* lowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants. NOTLAWNS, is permit-
* ted any day.
SQuestions or comments? Call the Southwest Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-lree: 1-800 1476.
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MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-
3034

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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, con-
dos, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Dry-
wall, repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets,
tile. Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).

REFACE OR REPLACE you kitchen cabinets.
Solid surface or mica countertops. Chamber mem-
ber, 30 years experience. Avalon Kitchen and
Bath, 752-7014 or 737-3593.

ECONOMY KITCHEN and bath. Replace, re-
model, repair. Also, furniture painted. Call A.J.
Winters, 713-1951.



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 available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com.
CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome.
Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now
available. Call (813) 286-9814.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week
ends (813) 927-1632.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202
56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR ground
floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished. Bikes,
cable, washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650 or 447-
6797.

BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.

SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA on
Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/weekly,
$2,500/monthly. For info call 539-1133 or 747-
7302.

SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available
wv .kly. monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA, fur-
rnshed, lush tropical landscape. Steps to beach.
S:,O0/month. Also, fully furnished studio apartment,
Si,00/month. 962-3262 or 779-0121.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated
community, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and
lake view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny
Shores, 1BR/1BA, furnished apartment, washer/
dyer, close to beach, $1,000 includes utilities. Pea-
cock Lane, 2BR/2BA, furnished duplex, washer/
dryer, $1000/month, plus utilities. Wedebrock Real
Estate Company, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and appli-
ances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month, plus
all utilities. 302-0779.

VACATION IN SEASON private beach. Walk to
everything! New kitchen, washer/dryer, dish-
washer, phone, VCR, grill, bikes bring your tooth-
brush! $375-$775/week and $975-$2,275/month.
Please call 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.



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AND HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


Sarasota Restoration Services & Assoc.
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING
"Our Specialty"
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HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month,
water and waste included. 8006 Marina Drive. 7716-
1789.
ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Bed and
breakfast decor, adorable 2BR/1BA, covered gar-
den patio, washer/dryer, phone and cable included.
Historic village of Bradenton Beach, two blocks to
beach/bay/pier. Available until Jan. 1. $950/month.
Call 779-2393.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350/week. Summer and fall
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-
2374.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach.
Steps to the beach. Large 1BR/1BA with Jacuzzi
tub, washer/dryer, large sundeck with great views.
$850/month. By appointment only, call 778-0292 or
650-3552.

WALK TO BEACH from canalfront home in lovely
Anna Maria. Fully furnished, weekly/monthly/annu-
ally. Call (810) 695-6379.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Unfurnished 1BR/1BA duplex
apartment. Only 400 feet to beach. $675/month,
plus utilities and security. No pets. Anna Maria
Realty, 778-2259.
SEASONAL/VACATION MARTINIQUE condos. T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
TRADE FOR one-two weeks. 4BR Lake Erie house
for Gulffront house. www.woodsideinn.net or call
(419) 433-3685.
ANNUALS: Canal, 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach; 2BR/
2BA, Perico Bay Club; Canal/dock, 2BR/2BA; All
negotiable-. T.oolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

2-3BR/2BA with double garage, big, wide duplex.
Water view, walk to beach. Annual/seasonal. 779-
9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675.

3BR/2BA HOUSE located steps to beach. Two sto-
ries with deck and tropical yard. Almost new!
$1,800-$2,200/month. Also, 2BR/2BA large duplex
with bay and Gulf views. Two-car garage. $1,600-
$2,200/month. Both available monthly or long term.
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.

SUMMER SPECIAL: 1-2BR, steps from beach,
fully furnished, cable television, kitchen, micro-
wave. $375-$475/week or $1,395-$1,595/month,
plus tax 778-1098.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOME, 2BR/1BA, $900/
month, annual. One block to beach, 303 55th St.,
Holmes Beach 761-8264 or 448-4118.


ANNA MARIA 4BR/2BA, one house from beach. T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME unfurnished (pets
OK, non smoking). Renovated 2BR/1BA, $2,250/
month, with optional 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Available
Oct. 1,779-2217.

WANTED: ANNA MARIA rental. Gulffront or close.
3BR, plus. February 2003 March 31, 2003, or
longer. Call toll free, Jim (877) 476-0488, ext. 214.
MARTINIQUE GULFFRONT, beautifully remodeled
2BR/2BA, tile floor. Pool, tennis, garage, storage.
Seasonal or annual. Joan Zak, T. Dolly Real Estate,
778-0807.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Newly renovated with more to come.
Washer/dryer hook-up, covered parking. $850/
month. Call (813) 300-8543 or (813) 990-8543.
AVAILABLE SEPT. 2, annual 2BR/1BA duplex
across from beach. Washer/dryer, covered parking.
Garbage pick-up included. Pets OK. $850/month,
plus deposit. 778-5098.
1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR apartment. Pets OK,
central air conditioning and heat, washer/dryer, car-
port, outside storage, water, sewer and garbage
furnished. $700/month. Annual lease required with
references. Security $700. Phone, 778-0473. Lo-
cated at 202 Haverkos Court B, Holmes Beach.
VACATION RENTAL Charming 1 BR/1 BA, fully fur-
nished, across from beach. Call 778-8211.
CANALFRONT 2BR/1BA, duplex with dock. Anna
Maria. Yard maintenance, waste disposal included.
$850/month. No pets. 778-5793.

ANNUAL RENTALS Hawthorne Park, northwest
Bradenton, 3BR/2BA, large executive home on lake
with pool, two-car garage, $2,800/month; Furnished
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/2BA on canal with.lap
pool, two-car garage, no pets, $2,500/month; fur-
nished Imperial House, 2BR/1BA with den, Gulf
view, $1,000/annual, $1,800 seasonal; furnished
bayview duplex, steps to Gulf, 2BR/2BA, $750/
week, $1,500/month; bayfront furnished cottage,
1BR/1BA, one block to Gulf, $850/annual, $2,000
seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex, view of Gulf
and bay, steps to beach. $825/month, plus utilities,
no pets. 922-2473.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, clean, remodeled, great neigh-
borhood. Close to beach and shopping. $800/
month. Call 737-8555.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, patio, large yard, central air,
ceramic tile, washer/dryer, pets OK. $600/month.
Available Aug. 15. Call Gayle Schulz, Jim Anderson
Real Estate, 778-4847..
WANTED: Recently retired Canadian professional
couple looking for clean modest 1-2BR rental.
Jan. 15-March/April. Prefer Anna Maria. Tele-
phone (902) 445-5031.


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1BR/1BA APARTMENT. Annual, clean, cheerful.
$650/month, includes utilities. No pets. 778-1086,
792-2620.
GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT 4-5BR/2.5BA home.
Large caged pool and hot tub, wet bar, two-car
garage. Five minutes to beach. $1,800/month.
778-4451.
LARGE ANNUAL BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA,
duplex, carport storage room, washer/dryer hook-
up, new carpet. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/month.
(941) 625-2889.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA CONDO, one block to beach.
Large pool, recently remodeled, all tile, extra
clean. $675/month. 778-1915.



SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
plies. 795-5510.

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor,
388-5514 or call 809-4253.


ANNA MARIA CITY waterfront. Quiet north-end
canal with dock and boat lift, 3BR/2BA, formal
dining room, large gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace,
wood floors, low maintenance yard, beautiful
landscape with irrigation. Shows like model
home. Selling below recent appraisal. Asking
$699,000. 778-8422.

519 SOUTH DRIVE, Anna Maria (off South Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally
remodeled, ground-level 3BR/2BA. On deep-wa-
ter canal with view of Bimini Bay and direct bay
access (no bridges). Spectacular "new" home.
Won't last long at this price! $575,000. Brokers
protected. 778-2993.

LOT FOR SALE Newton and Jacaranda in Anna
Maria. Ready to build with plans available, not on
coastal construction line, Gulfview and access.
$274,900. Call (813) 990-8543 or (813) 300-
8543.

LOT: HOLMES BEACH, Carissa Street. Walk to
beach, shopping. Fruit trees. Last one! $165,000.
57.6 by 105 feet. Call (813) 855-5479.

CONDO WANTED: Married couple eager to pur-
chase 2BR/2BA condo on or near Anna Maria.
Up to $190,000. Call (989) 686-0622 or (989)
922-4444.


WEST OF GULF DRIVE Steps to beach, luxury
Island retreat. Top of the line throughout. Exquis-
itely turnkey furnished. One large master suite,
two baths. Gulf views. $650,000. Carol R. Will-
iams, Broker, C&C Real Estate, 744-0700.

CANALFRONT over 2,000 square feet under air.
2BR/1BA, plus 1BR/1BA in-law apartment. Lush
tropical yard. Renovated with tile floors. $579,000.
779-2217.

CATCH EVERY BREEZE! Waterview, turnkey
furnished 3BR/2BA with boat slip, great landscap-
ing, fenced backyard, two blocks to beach and
trolley. $342,000. Owner, 778-0805 or 962-6056.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Steps to beautiful beach
on north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/3BA, over 2,000
square feet under air conditioning, two-car ga-
rage, enclosed porch, large living room and sepa-
rate dining room. 788 N. Shore Drive. $689,000.
Shown by appointment only, call Lori, 322-8335.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sand-
piper Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.

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RARELY AVAILABLE Updated SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, 4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000. slip available. $449,900. Gall
Geoff Wall, 778-0700. Tutewiler, 778-0700.


BOATERS WELCOME! 2BR/
1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV-
ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA,
deep-water docking available. Min-
utes to Gulf beaches. Move right in,
maintenance free! $110,250,
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.
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BERMUDA BAY CLUB
Beautifully furnished 3BR
townhouses with pool and di-
rect beach and bay access.
$900/week or $2,700/month.


AFFORDABLE CONDO. Beautifully
turnkey fumished. 2BR, views of bay/
Gulf. Social clubhouse, heated pool.
$189,000. Gail Tutewiler 778-0700.


CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM?
Build it here. Exclusive northwest
Bradenton. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700.


WATERFRONT 214 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfl Starrett, 778-0700.


BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
Gall Tutewiler 778-0700.


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LAUREL OAK PARK New ex-
ecutive 4BR/3BA pool home. Cul-
de-sac, private, lakefront loca-
tion. $357,353. Elfi Starret &
Becky Smith, 778-0700


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GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
2BR, beach access across
the street, walk to eateries
and historic "Bridge Street."
$650/week or $1,800/month.


COQUINA MOORINGS
2BR/2BA with den overlook-
ing bay. Beach access, full
amenities including boat
dock. $900/week.


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For information call 778-7127


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WHAT A VIEW Direct Gulf view at a bar-
gain price. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
Great vacation home or rental. Heated
pool and within walking distance to every-
thing. $349,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-
4800 or 705-4800.


EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the
Islands and Sunshine Skyway Bridge
from this stunning 3BR/2BA home. Boat
dock with davits and huge lot. $799,000.
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at
778-4800 or 778-4451.


ENJOY DIRECT GULFFRONT LIVING
2BR/2BA unit in this small, well located
complex. Building refurbished last year.
Weekly rentals allowed. Now turnkey fur-
nished! $429,000. Call Ken Rickett at
778-4800.


GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN
COVE" CONDO 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished. Community dock, tennis,
heated pool and spa. Excellent rental!
$299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-
4800 or 720-5876.


Single-family homes from
the $190s, including homesites.

SIsland lifestyle with off-Island convenience!

W A T CH Justa five-minute ride to the beach!


5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
3BR/2BA &4BlR/2BA
OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS!
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6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


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7WAGNEQ REALTY
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ANNA MARIA
S ''. BAYFRONT! Brand
S new! Custom-crafted
-Tc, and designed by local
Contractor, this 2BR/
U--B--- - 2.5BA residence fea-
tures 1,781 sq.ft. of
fabulous detail. Unique
S'tropical setting, deep-
water dockage, spectacular views and walking distance to
beach. $745,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976
MAGNIFICENT "
BAYFRONT! Re- I
cently built by
Whitehead, this l
5,450sq.ft. bayfront
home is most luxuri- -
ous. Both Gulf and 0', AL
bay views from sev- L L.
eral levels. Lush, .
tropical setting, pool and docks. $2,750,000. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
TROPICAL
BAYFRONT HIDE-
tAWAY with pro-
tected dockage.
l 4BR/2.5BA, den,
plus guest quarters.
STwo fireplaces, hard-
wood floors, solar
heated pool, metal
roof, lush, tropical landscaping in very secluded setting.
$1,150,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.

SUNNY DUPLEX or
home just one from )
bay. Room for pool, -
quiet location. New :
tile throughout. Great ..
for investment, vaca- p
tions or year-roun CO
home. Best buy on -
the Island for
$259,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.

FISH KEY! Seclusion
'iV and privacy in this Is-
., -S,. ..,'; ',"~ -<.-.',s,,- land retreat. 2,300
S s: sq.ft., 1.7 acres. Lots
S .- -. of glass, fabulous
.t~.; "*'--V'' ;. water views, coral-
stone fireplace in
Master bedroom and
living area. $2,500,000. Call Anne Miller, 778-2246 or 792-6475.
PROFITABLE DU- -. ,-
PLEX! Just off Cortez .. -
Road with excellent f ..'t -';
rental history. Large -- -
lot with fruit trees: ruby 4 im
red grapefruit, lemon J -_
and mango! On cul- I
de-sac, ready to sell
fast! Harold Small,
778-2246.
2217 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach FL 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at



I can make your
Island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
.- Office 778-4800 Cell
705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
Fl 34217











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UtT TOP FLO. C-o00 u/-.ffT-P---2- Co-4C FSD
KYzri. c aLL f~ istteitD+ d ecOlTOR PERF6F6.
2.8R 121ft l5\lT. 458'oo000.


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LOTS of VA-LU6.

70+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

Mike

Norman
Realty 800-367-1617
IRalt NC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM


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Realtor






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Realtor






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WATERFRONT HOMES


622 Emerald Lane............. $539,000


909 N. Shore Blvd............. $899,500


621 Concord Lane ............. $499,000


505 67th St .................... $459,000


616 Emerald Lane............. $569,000


525 67th St .................. $499,500


684 Key Royale Drive ..... $695,000


632 Key Royale Drive ..... $529,000


509 68th Street ............. $439,000


715 Holly Rd ..........NEW $594,900


510 68th St................ $489,000

ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS

Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000


140 50th St ................ $489,500


509 S. Bay Blvd............. $659,000

1103 Gulf Dr. South........ $535,000


409 Spring Ave lot............ $249,500


Sunbow Bay #204............. $259,000


Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from... $484,900


6925 Holmes Bvld .....NEW $229,000


409 Bay Palms Drive....... $349,500


113 75th St. .................. $649,000


214 83rd Street .............. $329,000


710 North Shore lot........ $299,000


DUPLEXES


405 N. Bay Blvd.............. $629,000


MAINLAND


116 22nd St. W. ............. $239,000


3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900


2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000


2+ Acre Estate .... NEW $1,490,000


11332 Perico Isle Cir .. NEW $325,000


1100 Imperial Dr, #201 .. NEW $375,000


1206 Spoonbill Landings Cir. NEW $230,000






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19 Home of the First Ladies
National Historic Site
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21 Marisa of "What Women
Want"
22 Even once
23 Target black-market
lingerie dealers?
26 Soprano who once
worked for P. T. Barnum
27 TV cartoon dog
28 Deep-sea explorer, at
times
29 Dickens's Mr. Pecksniff
30 Tranquillity
31 Leader in a robe
33 Straight
35 "Jurassic Park" menace
37 Was married to an
Amazon?
42 Moves like a lizard
44 Neighbor
45 She's got the music in
her
46 Virility and courage
48 "Sure thing, pard!"
49 Bit of sweat
51 Handful of hair
52 Gists
56 Flight segment
59 "Do it again!"
62 Neighbor of Nigeria
63 Cat's favorite item in an
Easter basket?
67 Ready for marriage
68 Freshens, in a way


Across
Was a rat
Certainly no libertines
Strip


69 Don't mess with
70 Skinflint
71 Gets game
72 Spouse who isn't
vindictive?
74 Didn't dawdle
75 Shavers
76 Grating
77 Origin
78 Bus. bigwigs
79 Become soft, say
81 Spot in Vegas
84 Cheaply
88 One of the
Lindberghs
90 Where Christmas
lights may be hung
91 Floor
94 Apartment building's
previous overseer?
97 Repeat
98 Wrecked
99 Ticket
100 Indigo dye source
101 Man, e.g.
104 Dump
108 Luigi's land
111 Year Attila was
defeated in Gaul
112 Take care of a soda
warehouse spill?
115 Better
116 Familial nickname
117 Log or board
118 Feeble
119 Additionally
120 Document from a
letter
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sweep
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Hollywood

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type
5 Gesture of affection
6 German industrial
region
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8 Any of the Bee Gees
9 Undiluted
10 Bourbon and others:
Abbr.
11 Beat
12 Gaston's girl
13 Fair sight
14 Chancy
15 Start a three-way call?
16 Play the ace?
17 One might remove a
curse
18 Underlings follow them
24 Shake up
25 Elite military unit
32 Engine part
34 Chef's phrase
36 This might help people
who are short
37 Manger bedding
38 Justice Fortas
39 Shinbones
40 Blatant
41 J.F.K. watchdog
42 Don't be a hog
43 Trade
47 Elite
50 Put down
53 Merger
54 Foolish talk
55 Cocky look
56 What a very good
horror movie might
make you?
57 Schlepped
58 Porters
60 Dame
61 Braque, e.g.
62 Scots' accents


95 Makes art like
Rembrandt
96 Spot
98 Has space for
102 Swing around
103 Actress Olin
105 Elopers' destination,
maybe
106 Violist's clef
107 Artist Mondrian
109 Hershey brand
110 x, y and z
113 "The Steve Allen
Show" regular
114 Sampleminute.


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PERICO BAY CLUB Incredible Perico Bay Club
waterfront villa. Antigua model 2BR/2BA over-
looking wildlife sanctuary and lagoon. Glassed-
in lanai and wood deck give total privacy. Very
tranquil. $239,900. MLS#84928. Susan Holly-
woods 778-2261.


SABAL PALM 1BR/1.5BA. Minutes to beautiful
pristine white sand beaches. Great location, walk
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON Large roomy
northwest home with lots of upgrades. Huge lot
has survey to split if desired to sell extra lot! No
restrictions, boat and RV parking! This home
priced to sell! $219,900. MLS#84554. Doug
Newcomer, 778-2261.


SANDPIPER CIRCLE Bright furnishings, light
carpeting, glass lanai. Ready to move in. 24-
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PERICO ISLAND Surrounded by private wall,
pool and gardens and sunporch area. Upstairs
loft and rooms, vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms.
A great home for entertaining. Fireplace, large
kitchen. $250,000. MLS#84005. Rose Schnoerr,
778-2261.


SMUGGLER'S LANDING Beautifully renovated
condo with 40-ft. dock on deep-water canal. All
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64 From now
65 Emulate Cicero
66 1960 #1 Marty Robbins
hit
67 Va. neighbor
70 Gives rise to
72 Be clumsy with a pail
73 Lake Volta locale
75 They may be split
78 Life-and-death
80 "Prince Valiant"
cartoonist Foster
81 Cheap Halloween mask


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83 Part of i.p.s.
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performer
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87 Hamlet's father,
e.g.
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90 Musical Muse
91 Cochise, for one
92 Article of summer
wear
93 Woodwind
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