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Title: The Beaches leader
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Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Creation Date: January 4, 2006
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Opinion
        page A 4
    Section A: Main: Police Beat
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: Calendar
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: Obituaries
        page A 7
    Section A: Main: Sports
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
    Section B: Beach Living
        page B 1
        page B 2
    Section B: Beach Living: Education
        page B 3
    Section B: Beach Living continued
        page B 4
    Section B: Classifieds
        page B 5
        page B 6
        page B 7
    Section B: Beach Living continued
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Jags playoff
bound
Steamroll Titans

See Sports,
A-8


MIDWEEK EDITION
JANUARY 4, 2006


Croquet anyone?
New Year's day contest draws
'eclectic group'.


See B-1


T".BEACHES L


Vol 41 No 56


Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, lacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963


Lorelei developer makes refunds


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER R
A planned seven-story
oceanfront condominium
whose building permit was
issued lust before the
Jacksonville Beach height limit
was implemented has been
halted because of increased
construction costs.
The developer of the Lorelei,
a proposed art noveau-style
project planned at 138 9th Ave.
S., had taken deposits totaling
more than $2 million for 15 of
the 22, three-bedrooms units.
But a fiercely competitive
local niarket coupled with high
design prices prompted the
developer, Alan Dickinson, to
refund the deposits to his
potential buyers and revisit his
marketing plan for the 1,500 to
2,800-square-foot units.


"My goal is to try and move
forward with the project,"
Dickinson said Tuesday. "I
have no intent to change the
design. I am going to aggres-
sively pursue this."
With an estimated 400 resi-
dential condominium units
presently under construction
in Jacksonville Beach,
Dickinson said the develop-
ment boom "created more sup-
ply than the Jacksonville Beach
market has seen before.
"Thev are all coming on line
at the same time. [The develop-
ers] all rushed to build when
they didn't have to because
thev did not know how long
the permit would be good for,"
Dickinson said.
"They will all be finished
about the same time. Once
these condos are absorbed,
there will be no more in


Jacksonville Beach."
One of the oceanfront con-
dominiums to be built, the
seven-story Acquillus III at 807
1st St. N. on the site of the First
Street Grille restaurant, had
been halted by the 35-foot
height limit approved by
Jacksonville Beach voters.
The height limit went into
effect before Eagle
Development obtained a build-
ing permit for the Acquillus Ill,
and Lee Underwood with Eagle
Development asked Duval
County Circuit Court to allow
the development.
Circuit Judge Jean Johnson
ruled Oct. 27 that the develop-
er had vested rights to contin-
ue with his plans.
Dickinson said he is confi-
dent that he will benefit from
this roadblock because he pre-
dicts buyers will be willing to


spend more on a unit in his
high-end, luxury development
once the competition subsides.
"I might test the market
again in the spring to see if [the
public] are prepared to pay a
higher price point," he said,
noting that he might hold out
as long as 2007 to allow the
flurry of development to settle.
The extra time will also allow
the cost of building materials
such as glass, sheetrock and
glass to decrease in the wake of
the recent hurricanes while
allowing the value of the prop-
erty to appreciate.
"It will maintain value," he
said. "Especially with the lack
of inventory."
Dickinson said that in
October 2004, one of his units
sold for $468 per square foot
See LORELEI, A-3


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The Lorelei, an Art Deco-styled high rise community planned for
Jacksonville Beach, is still in the works, developer Alan
Dickinson said Tuesday.


Decorative lights

all that is needed

to finish 5 points

by IEFFREY MINTON
STAFF WRITER
The majority of work on a $346,475
project to improve the five-points intersection
in Atlantic Beach was completed late last
month.
And now all that is left to do is install
new decorative lighting poles, which the city
ordered last month. The order is expected to
take up to 12 weeks to arrive, City Manager Jim
Hanson said Tuesday.
The controversial project to improve
the aesthetics and functionality of the five-way
stop intersection of Seminole Road, Sherry Drive
and Plaza began in November.
The project includes the installation of
decorative crosswalks, resurfacing, landscaping.
minor drainage improvements, an area for pub-
lic art and a right turn road from Seminole Road
to Sherry Drive, according to plans. The inter-
section was also redesigned, moving the stop
signs closer together to improve driver visibility.
But the project drew the ire of some res-
idents, who said they thought that its cost was
too high. The cost of the project became an issue
in October's city election for mayor and two
City Commission seats. In the election, two city
commissioners up for reelection to the commis-
sion were defeated by newcomers.
See 5 POINTS, A-3


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Balmy Polar Plunge
Photo by KATHY HATMAN
Luke the 1-year-old Saluki is cared by his owner, Benji Serra of Jacksonville Beach, into the
ocean at Jacksonville Beach Sunday for the annual New Year's Day Polar Plunge. With the air
temperature at 64 around 9 a.m., hundreds tumed out to take the plunge into the 59-degree
water.


Armed robbery

suspect wanted

by AB police


by JEFFREY MINTON
'STAFF WRITER
Atlantic Beach police are looking for a male
suspect in a Dec. 30'armed kidnapping and
robbery of a 22-year-old Navy man.
The victim agreed to give the suspect a ride
in, his yehide around 2, a.m. at a Mhavoort
'Rad restaurant, according Atlantic Beach
Deputy Police Chief John Campbell.
The suspect pulled a gun on the sailor and
forced him to drive him to a nearby apart-
ment complex, where he took $150 cash from
the victim, Campbell said.
The victim then changed seats with the sus-
pect and drove to a lMaport Road credit
union, where he instructed the sailor to with-
draw money from an ATM.
Before the vehicle came to a stop, the vic-
tim grabbed the gun hand of the suspect and
began punching him in the face, causing the
vehicle to crash into a building.
The suspect exited the vehicle and fled,
.according to Campbell. The victim was not
injured in the incident. The suspect's weapon
was an "airsoft" BB gun, Campbell said.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic
male in the his 20s, approximately 5-feet 5-
inches tall and 150 pounds. He has a mus-
tache and a patch of hair under his lower lip
and has tattoos on his forearm.


Pier draws crowds, record fish during 2005


by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATEE EDITOR
The biggest revenue stream at the
Jacksonville Beach fishing pier isn't
fishermen it's spectators.
But the fishermen who do use the
pier have plenty of fish tales to tell.
More than 175,000 people visited
the 1,300-toot-long pier in 2005,
according to pier manager Don
Streeter.'
That number is impressive given
the fact that the $3.5-million, city-
owned structure was closed for busi-
ness on July 4 and during the three-
day Sea & Sky Spectacular in
November.
"Those were two beautiful week-
ends, too," Streeter said on Monday,
an unseasonably warm and prof.
itable New Year's Day at the pier.
"With a business like this, so much
depends on the weather. Rainy days
and windy days make a difference."
Rain or shine, attendance at the
pier, which opened Dec. 30, 2004
averaged 18,000 people a morith
through May 2005, Streeter said.
An estimated 4,000 visited the 21.
toot-wide pier on opening day
Streeter said spectators and angler'
were "packed like sardines" from the
entrance ramp to the pier's T-shapec
terminus.


A record 22,000 people visited the
pier during its first month of opera-
tions, with spectators outnumbering
Anglers 30 to 1.
S Streeter knew those whopping
attendance figures wouldn't last. But
what he didn't anticipate was the
abundance of catches at the pier, from
a 53-pound kingfish to 90-pound tar-
pon.
S More than 80 kingfish were caught
off the pier last year, which was twice
the amount ever landed at the old
SJacksonville Beach pier that was put
out of commission in 1999 by
Hurricane Floyd.
"One of the things that amazes me
is that probably 90 percent of the red-
fish caught were too large to keep,"
,said Streeter, who also manages
oceanfront piers in Dania Beach and
Juno Beach.
S "We also had a lot of nice flounder
Sin the 5- to S-pound range, and whit-
ing galore."
S On Monday, a father and son
,hauled up 40 whiting using a rod arid.
reels rented at the pier's tackle shop.
Streeter said 'it's nothing" for some
pier "regulars',to catch 100 whiting
n a day.
S Other species caught include drum,
: mackerel, sea trout, jack, cuda and
S triple tail.
"These are avid fishermen up here,"


said Streeter, a former Fort Lauderdale
banker who formed Dania Pier
Management in 1985.
"They love their fishing. As a rule,
we have people waiting to fish when
we open up at 6 a.m. And they don't
leave until the sun starts to set."
Because Streeter pays the state an
annual $500 salt-water licensing fee,
anglers who wish to fish from the pier
do not need individual salt-water
licenses.
But the pier's attraction isn't just
the fishing.
For a $1 admission, visitors can
stroll the quarter-mile-long, wood-
decked landing, or eat lunch at one of
several picnic-style benches.
Restrooms and concessions are also
provided on the pier.
"There's a lot to see out here and
enjoy," said Streeter, who works most
weekends when he's not in Juno
Beach or Dania Beach.
"We had about a dozen shrimp
boats close enough to the pier where
you could watch them drop their
nets. I saw a big whale breach twice a
few weeks ago."
The city closed the pier for almost
five days during the annual air show
in November.
Streeter said the Blue Angels ground
crew set up communications equip-
'ment on the pier during the event to


phlo r',' RICK MILLER
Spectators and anglers pack the Jacksonville Beach pier on opening day
Dec. 30, 2004. More than 175,000 people visited the pier in 2005.


monitor the jets as they flew practice
runs.
The pier was also closed for the
annual July 4 fireworks display.
Streeter said anglers have had "a
few mild encounters" with surfers
since the pier opened, but nothing
serious. He said there isn't a fishing


pier in existence that doesn't have
that problem.
One problem Streeter didn't have to
deal with was Hurricane Wilma,
which wreaked havoc on the Juno


See PIER, A-3


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Classified ...............B-5 Police Beat ............A-5
Fishing ...................A-9 Sports......................A-8
Obituaries ..............A-7 Weather...................A-2
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Briefs


Historian to speak
Friends of the Beaches
Branch Library will present
historian David Nolan of St.
Augustine at the Noon Break
Jan. 13. Nolan will discuss
"Adventures in St. Augustine
History."
The free program is from
noon to 1 p.m. in the commu-
nity room of the Beaches
Library, 600 N. Third St.,
Neptune Beach.
Guests are welcome to bring
a bag lunch. Beverages will be
provided. For more informa-
tion, call the Beaches Branch
Library at 241-1142.

Friends meet at PV club
Friends of the Library, Ponte
Vedra Beach, will hold the
organization's annual meeting
and diriner at 6p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 19, at the Golf Club at
Sawgrass Country Club..
John Delaney, president of
the University of North Florida
and former maygr of
Jacksonville, will be the guest
speaker. The cost is $40.
Dinner is at 7:15 p.m.

Seniors go for exercise
,The Seniors by the Sea
luncheon will be held at 11
a.m. Jan. 12 at Beaches United
Methodist Church. Cost is
$4.50. The program is
"Exercise for Seniors." Call
246-2926 or 249-4622.

Habitat meets applicants
Habitat for Humanity of St.
Augustine and St. Johns
County is sponsoring a home-
owners orientation for anyone
interested in becoming a
Habitat homeowner.
The meeting is scheduled 6
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the St.
Johns Technical High School
in St. Augustine.
Contact Linda McGlocking
to receive an application at
(904) 826-3252.

Senior Senators lunch
SFletcher Senators age 60 and
older and their guests are invit-
ed to a luncheon on Saturday,
Jan. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at
the Senior Center at 281 19th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach.
; Guests are asked to bring a
covered dish. Admission is $5.
Call Patti Reynolds Niehaus
(Fletcher High class of 1952) at:
(904) 261-9014.

Acrylics class today
A two-day workshop in
advanced acrylic painting will
be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
and Thursday at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach,
50 Executive Way, Ponte
Vedra.
The class will be taught by
Ellen Diamond of P6ite Vedra,
known as a "contemporary
impressionist."
The workshop will focus on
landscape with nature as an-
inspiration. Particular atten-
tion will focus on the use of
color.
The use of photos, illustra-
tions and drawings from par-
ticipants' travels, as well as
photos of local Florida scenes,
will be the basis of painting.
The cost is $225 for center
members, $240 for nonmem-
bers. To register, call 280-
0614.


MSD meets Jan, 9'
The next meeting of the
Ponte Vedra Municipal Service
District (MSD) will be at 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 9, at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.
MSD trustees recently
changed the board's regular
meeting day from the first
Monday of the month to the
second Monday.
There are two exceptions
because of library scheduling
conflicts: Feb. 6 and June 5,

New dates for PVCA
The Ponte Vedra
Community Association
(PVCA) has changed its meet-
ing dates in January and
February because the normal
meeting dates are federal holi-
days.
The PVCA will meet
Tuesday, Jan. 17, in instead of
Jan. 16, Martin Luther King's
birthday, and Tuesday; Feb. 21,
instead of Feb. 20, President's
Day.
King Day closes library
All branches of the St. Johns
County Public Library System
will be closed Sunday, Jan. 15,
and Monday, Jan. 16, for the
birthday of Martin Luther King
Jr. Normal hours will resume
Jan. 17.

Poet reads her work
Dana Wildsmith of
Bethlehem, Ga., author of four
collections of poetry, will read
from her works at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 19, at the
Hastings branch of the St.
Johns County Public Library
System, 6670 U.S. 1 S.,' St.
Augustine.
Wildsmith is widely pub-
lished in journals and antholo-
gies. Her poem, "Making a
Living," was read by Garrison
Keiller on "Writer's Almanac."

January Brunch
The Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection January Brunch
will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, from
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the
Selva Marina Country Club.
The cost of the brunch is $11
and a complementary pre-
school childcare is available for
those interested with reserva-
tions. A fitness presentation
will be given by Susan Hurst
from Curves for Women. Guest
speaker is Nikki Jatindranath
who will speak on how to
"Turn Exhaustion into Elation:
Running on Empty? Time to
Fill Up!"
All area women are invited to
attend and bring a friend.
Reservations by Monday, Jan.
2, for the brunch. Call Susan at
714-9962 or Carolyn at 221-
0670 for more information.
Arbor Day
An Arbor Day event will be
held from 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the
Duval County Extension
Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave.,
Jacksonville.
Staffers and various speakers
will present a program on new
trees on the market, diseases
and disorders of trees, how to
plant a tree and pruning
There will be $2 workshop
fee at the door. Everyone in
attendance will receive their
choice of a Swamp Chestnut
Oak or Hophornbeam tree
seedling while supplies last.


Call to pre-register at 387-8850.

Brown bag at guana
The Guana Reserve
Environmental Education
Center will host its next Brown
Bag 'Lunch'. lecture:
"Landscaping with Natives," at
noon Friday, Jan. 6.
GTM Reserve environmental
educator Catherine Eastman
will present a slide show on
landscaping with natives.
The GTM Reserve
Environmental Education
Center is at 505 Guana River
Road, off A1A. For more infor-
mation, call 904-823-4500.

MOAA meeting '.
Advice on how to travel free
using military aircraft will be
shared with members and
guests attending the Jan. 12
meeting of the Mayport
Chapter, MOAA' (Military
Officers Association of
America). -'
Marvin Feldman, a retired
Air Force Colonel, and his wife,
Carole, have traveled through-


out the world on a "space avail-
able" basis, enjoying a little-
used perk that is available to all
military retirees.
Their presentation will.high-
light adventures in far-away
places and the occasional frus-
trations experienced as passen-
gers aboard Navy and Air Force
aircraft.
The dinner meeting begins.at
6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Breeze
Conference Center, Naval
Station Mayport. Reservations
are required. Call 646-0944 to
make arrangements. ,
Membership in MOAA is
open to commissioned officers
of all uniformed services.
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The Republican Club of the
Beaches will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Thursday,
Jan. 12, at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Social hour at 6:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by 7 p.m., meeting.
Guest speaker is Faye Rustin,
former city councilwoman and
current state committee.


woman for Duval .County.
Rustin will install new offi-
cers. Call Ed Raube at 246-7979
for more details.

Citizen Police Academy
The Jacksonville Beach Police
Department will host Session
XVI of Citizen Police Academy
on Jan. 19, 2006. The 12-week
course includes, patrol and
SWAT operations, evidence
technician and crime scene
processing, criminal and traffic
laws, search and seizure laws,
firearms familiarization course.
K-9, criminal and drug investi-
gations.
Participants will also ride
with police officers. The classes
are held every Thursday from
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Photos by LIZA MITCHELL
Jacksonville Beach Fire Capt. Chuck Nist celebrates.his retirement after 31 years with a com-
memorative placque presented by his shift at a ceremony held Friday at Fire Station No. 2 at
South Beach Parkway and Osceola Avenue. Engraved with marker, the placque was designed to
memorialize Nist's penchant for thriftiness. The members of C-shift also presented Nist with a
placque embellished with an authentic fire axe. Nist.also recieved the station's fire dog painting,
below left, which he must maintain until the next captain retires. At right,, City Manager George
Forbes, left, and Nist, right, look at photographs of Nisty's early years with the department.


Lorelei: _'Jo rews nl ark~etiIg plan
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Continued from A-1
with an average cost of $400
per square foot.
"That seemed high back
then," he said.
But the price could be as
much as $100 per square foot
higher now, based on present,
values, he said. According to a
recent appraisal, he said the
vallie of a three-bedroom unit
at The Lorelei has risen by
$100,000.
"I've done well just holding
onto it," Dickinson said. "It
was disappointing that I could-
n't get it built. But I've kept' in
contact with the buyers. They
knew the hurdles I was up
against."
Dickinson said'most, of his
15 buyers asked thathe contact
them once he has established'
his new price. He also planned
to reside in one of the luxury
units, boasting floor to ceiling
glass exteriors; theater
kitchens, sun porches, private
escalators and ocean views.
In the meantime, Dickinson
said he plans to keep his build-
ing permit active by maintain-



5 Points: S(

Continued from A-1
The original construction
contract for the project was
$269,)-19, and it cost $23,346
'to design.
But the commission later
OK'd an $11,580 change order
for the contractor to install
irrigation and approximately
$32,500 for the lighting.
Also, an unexpected compli-
cation in November required
additional work by the con-
tractor. Inadequate base mate-
rial was discovered under the
intersection's existing asphalt
and needed to be replaced, at
an additional cost of $10,000.
The decorative lighting'was
initially expected to be pur-
chased and installed by JEA at
a cost of $20,000. But city
commissioners wanted the
light poles to be fitted with
"Dark Skies" fixtures, which
limit the amount of light
directed toward the sky and
focus more illumination onto
the ground something JEA
said it could not do.
So the commissioners last
month approved purchasing
the poles and lighting from


ing regular inspections of the
property every 180 days.
"Once a permit is issued, it is
deemed to be actIve as long as
there is no period of inactivity
of more than six months,"
Jacksonville Beach senior plan-
ner Bill Mann said Tuesday.
The Lorelei's building permit
was issued one month before
the citywide 35-foot height
restriction was implemented in
November 2004.
Dickinson said he does not
have any plans to modify any
aspect of the project although
he concedes that the $1.9 mil-
lion in design costs could have-
contributed to his inability to
meet the bank's expectations.
The Lorelei-was named after
the legendary maiden of the
Rhine River who lured sailors'
to destruction with her beauty
and song.
Five local artists were com-
missioned to create their own
interpretation of the maiden in
glass, on canvas and in sculp-
ture to be incorporated into
architecture and landscaping.
"I may have overdesigned it,


:aled back


another company and having
the city's electrical contractor
install, them, increasing the
'cost to roughly $32,500,
according to Public Works
director Rick Carper.
The previous .commission
had also approved a $5,396
clock for the intersection, but
the new commission, which.
took office in November, can-
celed that item, saying it was a
poor use of public funds.
The project is a scaled-back
version of a proposal by some
commissioners in 2003 to
install a roundabout at the
intersection. The roundabout
was proposed as a way to
improve the aesthetics and
safety of the intersection.
But when estimates for the.
roundabout exceeded
$500,000, commissioners
balked and later proposed a
simpler beatification project
for the intersection.
At that time, Police Chief
David Thompson told com-
missioners that traffic safety
was not a problem at the five-
points intersection.


which means I'm really pursu-
ing excellence. I wanted to cre-
ate something new and
unique. This just happened to
,be a speed bump," Dickinson
said.
"I put a lot of heart into this.
project. I'm excited. I brought
this project to the beach
because I believe in the beach.
"'I know that the beach is the
place to put your money.,"



Pier: 2005

Cont. from A-1
Beach pier in late October.
The late-season, Category 2
storm'dislodged 52 sections of
"wood decking that is designed
to break away during high
seas.
About 10, 250-pound deck
panels. were tossed into the
ocean, and two were broken in
half, Streeter said.
"Wilma hurt us more at Juno
than Francis and Jeanne did
last year," he said.
"We were closed for a week,
arid the T-section was closed
for a month."
Two other fishing piers in
South Florida that have suf-
fered hurricane damage the
past two' years have yet to
reopen.
Streeter said he would like to
rebuild the 'old Haulover pier
in North Miami Beach.
In the meantime, his man-
agement contract with the city
of Jacksonville runs for five
years and is renewable for
another five.
'I'll be a very elderly person
if I make it that far," said the
72-year-old Streeter, a part-
,time Jacksonville Beach resi-
dent.
"I couldn't be more
impressed with the clientele.
We have a lot of boat owners
who fish here. I wouldn't sit
here and keep doing this if it
didn't make a profit.
,"It's been a fun and interest-
ing year. The hardest part was
trying to weatherize this place
for the winter months."
And side does matter at the
pier.
.Streeter said the fish tend to
bite best on the side of the pier
where the wind is coming
from.
Don't ask him why.
"It just seems to work that
way," he said.


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Plenty of


pier to go


around

An oceanfront fishing pier has been a continu-
al landmark at the Beaches dating to the turn of
the 20th century.
As many as three oceanfront fishing piers were
operational at the Beaches between 1937-43.
All three are long gone. Not even pilings
remain.
Hurricane Floyd took a big bite out of the area's
fourth fishing pier in 1999.
With the debut of the $3.5-million Jacksonville
Beach pier in December 2004, a new pier era has
been ushered in at the Beaches.
After only a year of existence, tens of thousands
of spectators have visited the' quarter-mile-long
span that rivals no other local pier in our history.
For a nominal fee ($1) visitors can stroll the
wood-decked promenade. Anglers who can't
afford a boat can elbow up to the rails for $4,
drop their double bottom rigs into the sea and,
with a little luck, haul up a fighting fish worth
mounting or one worth frying for dinner.
It didn't take the fish long to find the new pier,
either. Record catches of kingfish were taken last
year, along with' 90-pound tarpon.
Surfers have also migrated to the spot, which
has led to some unfortunate confrontations with
anglers.
But we should all take pride in our impressive,
new ,pier because there is plenty of it to go
around.
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Letters to the editor:

Where is the Commissioner?

To the Editor: Commissioner Maguire has
I attended the Dec. 27. been. This happened in
County Commission meeting. August, Ms Lijoi and Mrs.
Jean Lijoi, one of the inno- Rivera, another 'victim, have
cent victims of the sewage back appeared at numerous county
up caused by St. Johns Service commission meetings, begging
Company, spoke to the for help. These ladies are sup-,
Commissioners and showed posed to be represented by,
pictures of her home. The Commissioner Maguire, how-
sewage backup happened five ever, it appears that in five
months ago, and her home is months he hasn't even both-
still unlivable. It was shocking ered to investigate and take a
to see the kitchen and bath- first-hand look at the destruc-
rooms gutted. The lower part tion. .
ofievery wall has been cut out,- r Ms-lijoi-has-exhausted her
allbase boards, dopi ja ms and -. .sayings-- pd...fears she may
doors are gone, all removed by loose h'er home.
the cleaning -crew St. Johns. Commissioner Maguire should
Service sent in August. be ashamed to have neglected
After showing these pictures his constituents. If he had only
she said, "This is what I was spent a fraction of the effort he
left with." expended to buy this over-
At this point Commissioner priced utility, maybe these
Maguire interrupted and families would have been in
asked, "You said this is what I their homes for the holidays
was left with? Does that mean for what would amount to
they left the repairs unfin- small change when compared
ished?" to the seller windfall.
Ms. Lijoi stated, "Oh. Clara Cowan
absolutely, why do you think I retired
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Pooch, not python makes good pet


Some of us are gonna have
the critter jitters. With
SChristmas over, no doubt
there are many and various
new animal pets in Florida
homes that were given as .
presents.
Unfortunately, the brisk
demand for and supply of
exotic species have resulted in i"
dire, unintended conse-
quences.
Per a June 3, 2004, report in
National Geographic News, JUOHN.
"...thousands of non-native HAKursrCK
animal and plant species ... COLUMNIST
have invaded the United
States in the last decades.
"Florida teems with exotic The trouble is, the snake
creatures that have no busi- grows to a 15-foot and greater
ness living there. ... The eco- length.
nomic toll from damage by When that happens, the
invasive species and the head of the household often
costs of trying to control them decides the monster could put
- is enormous: U.S. $137 bil- the squeeze on the family and'
lion a year, according to a' frees it in the forest, where it:
1999 Cornell University can compete with, and maybe'
study." geat, native species.
The Cornell findings are Recently, we were grossed
equally disturbing from the out by a picture of a huge
ecological viewpoint. python which had swallowed
Nearly half of the species on an alligator and then burst.
Ithe U.S. endangered list are .-- I myself prefer more-mun L
th lWt~i byvint'` duc'd .''.:'' darle'pets 'uch s' doridit-' "I
types for instance, the dogs aid house cats.
Burmese python, which, as a Consider Petie, a lovable lit-.
cute baby, sells, legally, for as tie white poodle who belongs
little as $20. to Neptune Beach's Maggie


McCall.
I say "who" rather than
"which" because he definitely
is a person with a personality.
He was featured around a
year ago in this space and is.
still pulling his antics, such as
dropping a tennis ball in your
lap, until you're weary of
pitching it away.
Only-now he has an easygo-
ing buddy called Bo. This ami-
able animal was adopted by
Maggie and her mom, Ethel
Blalock, to give Petie some
companionship.
Bo 'is part Labrador retriever,
except that he doesn't do as
much retrieving as Petie.
. In fact, he's usually
sprawled on the floor like a
big, black bear rug.
He lets Petie get away with
almost anything. The two.of
them are the canine equiva-
lent of the old-time comics'
daffy duo, Mutt and Jeff.
Instead of buying some
weird, foreign creature for a
pet, I recommend the popular
pooch.
A Thai elephant could learn
-to plv drums in.a symphony '
(i t 's 'bterrdone! i; 'l bthi b oh )
the cleanup after a perform-
ance.


Ill start that strict diet tonight


o how many of us have.
already broken our New
Years Resolutions? Don't
feel bad, a lot of folks haven't
.even started yet!
"I'll start that strict diet
after the Rose Bowl tonight.
A man can't deprive himself
of nourishment and beer until
he knows who the National
Champs are!"
The most honest guy I ever'
knew about New Years
Resolutions was my Uncle
Patrick Dempsey. It was the
same line every year; "I
resolve this year not to drink
any more. Of course I'm not
going to drink any less
either!"
One of my resolutions is to
be a more patientdriver. My
wife and I were running late
for church and this little old
lady ahead just wasn't very
quick on the gas pedal when
the light finally turned green.
Unlike the 2005 impatient,
engine revving, horn blower,
the new 2006 Hoyle gently
,blew the horn only once,
every few seconds until she
began to pull.away like a herd
of turtles.
When we finally got passed
the reflex challenged woman,
I asked my wife how she felt I
was doing with my resolution;


HOYLE DEMPSEY
COLUMNIST


"So did I show restraint
back there in trying to get
.that old girl moving?"
Dianne said "Let me put it
this way Hoyle, if patience
were clothes, you'd be naked!"
You can't turn on TV this
time of year with out hearing
commercials reminding you of
your New Year's Resolution.
"If your trying to eat health-
ier, trying to save money, try-
ing to exercise more, trying to
improve your self esteem,
your portfolio, your personal
relationship, call or log on '
and we can help!"
Well maybe television needs-
a few New Years Resolutions.
I can think 6f three or four to
start with. We can start with


FOX learning to pronounce
the names of Jaguar players,
when they end up broadcast-
ing one of the games.
Hey FOX, Iknow you're:the
NFC network, but the AFC
guy's names aren't that tough.
HBO, which used to stand
for Home Box Office, should
resolve to actually show a
movie this year.
The GAC network (Great
American Country) needs to
challenge itself to show two
videos in a row where frown-
ing girls in mini skirts aren't
walking across the room, for
no apparent reason.
Also GAC should resolve to
go one hour, without showing
a video where some guy in his
undershirt, isn't smoking a.
cigarette at the kitchen table.
Hey this is fun coming up
with what others aught to be
resolving to change. Come to
think of it, that's what my
final ex-wife Luli Belle used to
do.
I'd spend the first three
weeks of January starving,
miserable and sober!
That's when she was the
happiest! That does it!
Where's my car keys,
HOOOOONK!!!! Happy New
Years y'all, HOOOONK!


More letters to the editor:

To the editor: never said a word.
A funny thing happened to my friend on the It's sad when a good person like my friend
way-to-taking her elderly mother to a doctor's pays dearly for her good intentions. She works
appointment in a taxi cab. two jobs as it is, to help the family financial sit-
She inadvertently gave the driver a $100 bill. uation.
The fare was $3 and the tip was supposed to be' To the driver shame on you!,
a generous $10, not $97. The driver took it, Jay Reuben
looked at it for a few minutes, and kept it. He Jacksonville Beaqh


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f The Editor, The Leader, P.O. Box 50129, Jacksonville
Beach, Fla. 32240, or send e-mail to: editor@beach-
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COLUMNIST

Trophies for

just showing,

up must stop



A bout trophies. You
know, the metal statues
given as awards for
everything from tee ball to
spelling bees.
SWh6nI was a child, the pos-
session of a trophy meant you
were the best in a field, a
member of the super colossal
championship team.
I don't remember getting
trophies for just showing up.
In fact, when I was about 12, I
won a state piano competition
and all I got was a paper cer-,
tificate. I don't know if this
country was still recovering
from the metal shortages of
WWII or what, but trophy
largesse was not an issue.
Since the time that my chil-
dren started participating in
organized sports, they have
gotten a trophy at the end of
every season, whether they
won any games or not, to be
put on the shelf.
Now for the first child,
when he was 4, the trophy
was a much bigger deal to his
moony-eyed-isn't-he-precious
parents. I think he had the
toddler's reaction equivalent
to "yeah, whatever."
But by the time children
Nos. 2 and 3 showed up, all
they wanted was a trophy like
their older brother. I think
they had me sign them up for
sports that they knew gave the
biggest ones.
The problem is this. You can
nev~f6'-t rid of a'tirdphyi Jt
would be considered, in the
minds of my children and
extended overachieving award
wielding family, a sacrilege of
high proportion.
The dilemma is that my
house was built in the late
1930s, and there is no trophy
room. In fact, if I wanted to
display them in any manner
other than on the top of my
children's dressers, I'd have to
put them in the middle of the
dining room table, which
would make mealtime a huge
challenge. ,
So they sit there, gathering
dust and pock marks, and tak-
ing up space that's gone forev-
er.
My daughter was in a surf-
ing competition last year and
came away with a 3-foot tro-
phy for just being cute. It sits
on top of her bookshelves like
a big ugly dog you can't shoo
away.'
I tried to move it after
Christmas to make room for
the new dollhouse Santa.
brought her, and you would
have thought:I asked her to
cut off one of her arms. So
there it is, apparently forever.
The same goes for my.boys,
who share a room, in which
almost every flat surface is
covered in trophies for sports.
Some of which I don't even
remember them playing.
Now my poor mother-in-law
had four children who played
every sport available from
1954 to 1989, when the
youngest graduated from col-
lege.
When you walk in her fami-
ly room your eye is immedi-
ately drawn to the trophy
graveyard that covers an
entire wall. If this country
ever has to ration metals
again, we could melt these
things down and build a
Stealth bomber.
I kid you not. They live on
the ocean in an area that
seems a magnet for hurri-
canes. If their flood and
destruction insurance compa-
ny knew about those trophies
that would become hundreds
of driving missiles during a
storm surge, their premiums
would skyrocket.
So my proposal to all you
coaches or team parents out
there is this: just say no.
If we all band together and
start the trend now, it can
work.
Oh, and please don't tell my
children that this was my
idea.


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ATLANTIC BEACH
The window to a vehicle was
reported smashed Dec. 23 in
the first block of Dutton Island
Road.

Police reported that a win-
dow of Waffle House at 2395
Mayport Road was broken Dec.
26 when two men outside the
restaurant apparently got,
involved in a fight and one of
them was thrown against the
window, according to witness-
es.

A camera valued at $1,000
and a laptop computer valued
at $3,000 were among the items
reported stolen from a vehicle
Dec. 26 in the area of Francis
Avenue and Simmons Road.

A check fraud was reported
Dec. 26 by a business in the 900
block of Atlantic Boulevard.

A burglary to a residence in
the 70 block of Sherry Drive was.
reported Dec. 27.

Jonathan Detlefs, 32, of
Atlantic Beach was. arrested on a
warrant and charged with
obtaining property with worth-
less checks Dec. 29 in the 200
block of Beach Boulevard,
according to a police report.
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Three Jacksonville men
reported Dec. 30 that they were
the victims of a battery just
after 1 a.m. at a nightclub in the
400 block of 1st Street North.
One of the victims, 19, told
police that he lost a yellow gold
necklace with a while gold cross.
during the incident. No suspect
information was available.

A 44-year-old transient was
arrested Dec. 29, and charged
with trespassing at a conven-
ience store in the 300 block of


Two arrested in JB home invasion


FROMSTAFF
Two men were arrested Dec.
29 in connection with an early
morning home invasion rob-
bery on Christmas Eve in
Jacksonville Beach.
Christopher Adam Fehr, 20,
of Jacksonville Beach and
Trevor Ljungholm, 19, of
'Ponte Vedra Beach were
charged with a first degree
felony for their participation in,
the alleged home invasion.
According to a police report,
the home invasion was intend-
ed as revenge for a burglary to
one of the suspect's home. Five
men were involved in the rob-
bery attempt but only two
were formally charged.
SThe incident occurred at
1:27 a.m. Dec. 24 in the 3000
,block of 1st Street South. The
victim 'told police that he
heard voices outside his door
and quickly opened the door
to find a White male pulling a
ski mask over his face.


3rd Street South.
According to a police report,
'the man grabbed a store
employee .by :the arm and
refused to let go. He was found
with a bottle of prescription
medication and a knife with a
5-inch blade.
The man was also charged
with trespassing on Dec. 13
from the same business, police
said.

An attempted burglary was
reported at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 28 in
the. 1000 block of 5th Street
North. An alarm sounded after
unknown suspects tore the
screen off a window on the east
side of the seasonal rental prop-


Four other men were at his
door wielding what the victim
said were crowbars. The sus-
pects began hitting the victim
with the crowbars.
Ljungholm was charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly' weapon. The victim's
hand was broken when it was
hit with a baseball bat,, accord-
ing to police.
The victim closed the door
anrd yelled for his roommate
while the suspects continued
beating on the door with base-
ball bats trying to gain access:
to the residence, according to,
the report.
Police later conducted a traf-
fic'stop on a suspicious vehicle
in the area, questioning the
female driver, who told police
she picked up five friends after
they called her on her cell
phone. She picked the men up
at 37th Avenue South and
Ocean Drive, she said.


erty and tried to pry the door
open.
'Fresh pry marks were noted
on the door near the open win-
dow. The suspects were unable
to gain access to the property
because of a bed pushed up
against the window. Damage is.
estimated at $300.

A dark gray GMC Envoy val-
ued at $20,000 containing over
$2,000 worth of Christmas gifts
and CD's was reported stolen
Dec. 29 in the 300 block of 3rd
Street North.
The 24-year-old victim told
police that she parked her vehi-
cle in a business lot at 11 p.m.
and returned at 2 a.m. to dis-


Atty. general releases Hate Crimes Report

FROM CONTRIBUTOR The statistics used in prepar- .Since 1994, the Attorney
Attorney General Charlie ing the Hate Crimes in Florida General's Office has conducted
Crist today released the annual report record a separate offense hate crimes training seminars
Hate Crimes in Florida report for'each victim reported tp the for state and local law enforce-
detailing incidents of hate-relat- state. In contrast, some law ment agencies throughout
ed offenses that occurred dur- enforcement statistics are Florida. Through the end of the
ing 2004. The number of hate recorded per incident, resulting period covered by the latest
crimes reported by local law in different statistics for the annual report, more than 3,500
enforcement agencies increased, samejq e aw enr!fcemept ,.
by 21.5..peicen..over the pe.i-/.-, O9 ihiiy ebb t persQoffp, more -
ous year, with the total of 334 victim's sexual orientation 1272 jurisdictions had received
reported hate crimes represent- accounted for 15.6 percent of this training.
ing the third-highest annual all hate crimes in 2004, one Hate Crimes in Florida Report
total since reporting began in year after that category showed is prepared each year pursuant
1990. its highest proportion ever to the Hate Crimes Reporting
Compared to the previous recorded in Florida (20.0. per- Act, section 877.19, Florida
annual report, the figures for cent). The motivation category Statutes. The report summarizes
2004 showed a moderate showed a slight reduction from data collected by local law
increase in the share of hate. 55 to 52 reported offenses, con- enforcement agencies and sub-
crimes attributed to race but a cliding a four-year stretch in mitted to the Florida
decrease in hate crimes motivat- which Florida law enforcement Department of' Law
ed by the victim's sexual orien- agencies reported more hate Enforcement. Any attempt to
station. crimes motivated by sexual ori- rank or categorize an agency,
Crimes motivated by the vic- entation than the combined county or region based solely
tim's race or ethnicity/national total on that category for the on this report may be mislead-
origin combined to account for first eight years of hate crimes ing by making it appear that
72.2 percent of all reported hate reporting. certain areas have a high num-
crimes in 2004, up from a com- The report also noted a slight ber of hate crimes when in fact
bined 67.2 percent one year ear-' shift toward hate crimes target- their law enforcement agencies
lier., ing individuals rather than have different polices of identi-
"Hate crimes ate among the property. Crimes against per- fying and reporting such
most senseless of acts, driven by sons accounted for 76 percent crimes. The report does not
fear and bigotry and devoid of of reported hate crimes in 2004, include unreported crimes or
any measure of rational up from 68 percent the previous those that may have been hate-
thought. Public awareness year, while hate crimes against related but were not classified as
remains crucial in our efforts to property dropped from 32 per- 'such by the local law enforce-
stop hate crimes in our state,". cent to 24 percent of the total. ment agency.
said Crist.,"Despite the overall Data in the Hate Crimes A copy of the 2004 Hate
increase in reported incidents, Report was submitted by local Crimes in Florida report can be
the combined efforts of govern- law enforcement agencies to viewed at:
ment, community organiza- the Florida Department of Law http://myfloridalegal.com/we
tions and law enforcement Enforcement, which then pro- bfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-
remain strong in combating the vided it' to the Attorney 6KHHZP/$file/2004HateCrimes
scourge of hate crimes." General's Office for reporting. Report.pdf


Do research before joining a gym or health club


FROM CONTRIBUTOR
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging consumers to
get some background informa-
tion on health clubs prior to
signing a contract.
Many people put losing
weight and getting into shape
at the top of their New Year's to-
do list. But unless they do some
research in advance, the only
thing they may lose is money.
State law provides some protec-
tions' for consumers, and they
should be aware of what those
are.
The Florida Department of.
Agriculture and Consumer
Services administers the Health
Studio Law, which spells out the
rights and responsibilities of the
gyms and consumers. It also
provides some recourse against
health clubs that do not follow
the law. All health clubs are
required to register with the
Department's Division of
Consumer Services and many
must also post a bond that can
be used to repay members if the
facility goes out of business. In
2005, the Department collected
$67,000 in fines against health
clubs for various violations of
the Health Studios Law, includ-


ing registration problems and,
advertising.
There are 1,720 health stu-
dios registered with' the
Department, an increase of 379
over last year; 149 clubs went
out of business over the. samine
time period.
"Joining a health club can be
a positive but costly endeavor,
and it's important that people
know as much as possible about
a particular facility before enter-
ing into a contract," Bronson
said. !'They need to know exact-
ly what they are getting for
their, money and what steps
they can take to seek redress if
something goes wrong."
The law provides consumers
with the right to cancel a con-
tract for certain reasons incl~td-
ing: cancellation within thiee
days of signing a contract,
exclusive of holidays and week-
ends, but it must be done in
writing; if the facility moves
more than five miles away from
the original location and fails to
provide, within 30 days, a facil-
ity of equal quality, located
within five miles; if a person
becomes physically unable to
use most of the services for
which they contracted, until
the disability ends.


Bronson also recommends
consumers follow these tips
before sighing a contract:
'-Call the Department's
helpline at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352) to make sure the
health studio is registered and
to check its complaint history.
-Find out if the studio has
posted a bond with the
Department, as most that col-
lect fees in advance are required
to do.
-Prior to joining, ask about
the- club's cancellation policy
should you move or become
physically unable to use the
facility.
-Before signing up, visit the
club during the hours you
intend to use it to determine
whether it is overcrowded and
the equipment you plan to use
is available.
* -Find out if any of the serv-
ices offered require an addition-
al fee.
Bronson said it is important
to read proposed contracts thor-
oughly and make sure you get
all promises made by club per-
sonnel in writing. Ask ques-
tions to make sure you under-
stand the terms of your mem-
bership.


cover it was missing. Cookware,
a wine rack and glasses, a
watch, bathrobe, $50 gift card,
candles, jewelry and a purse
were also stolen.

A $1,400 laptop computer,
eyeglasses, a digital camera and
a prepaid 'phone card were
reported stolen Dec. 29 from a
van in the first block of 1st
Street South.

NEPTUNE BEACH
A satellite dish at a business
in the 900 block of Third Street
was reported damaged by van-
dals Dec. 29.

Two vehicles were reported
burglarized 'Dec. 30 at a resi-
dence in the. 500 block of
Seagate Avenue.

An attempted check fraud
was reported Dec. 30 at a busi-
ness in the 100 block of Third
Street. Two arrests were made in
the incident.

A domestic battery was
reported Jan. 1 in the 200 block
of Seagate Avenue.

A credit card fraud was:
reported Dec. 24 in the 600
blockof Atlantic Boulevard.
_* *, '
A window to a vehicle was,`
reported broken Dec. 28 in the
1900 block of Strickland Road.
*
Police reported Dec. 29 that
various windows to new homes
being built in the 1500 block of
Third Street were shot out with
a BB gun.
* .- '
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
On Dec. 30 vandalism to
signs, lights, and other outdoor
items which occurred between
Dec. 29 and 30 in Sawgrass was
reported to St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office by May
Management.
On the same date, a deputy
'found property including flags,
flagpoles, signs, Christmas dec-
orations, and other items on
Ponte Vedra Colony Circle. The
items were returned to the secu-
rity office at Sawgrass Players
Club.

A burglary to a vehicle parked
in the 200 block of Woody
Creek Drive was reported on
Dec. 39,P4qiSlg to Pgpt
h report, tggypinnt @ sr:
between Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.
An FM transmitter, valued at
$50 was taken from the
unlocked vehicle and a
Christmas yard display was also
vandalized.
*o *
Vandalism to a. vehicle
parked on Ponte Vedra Colony
Circle was reported on Dec. 3,0
According to the police report,
approximately $850 in damage
was done to the driver's door of
the Ford truck sometime
between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 29
and 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 30.

A 52-year old Ponte'Vedra res-
ident was charged with DUI fol-
lowing a traffic accident on
Corona Road on Dec. 30.
*


wooded area on Marsh Landing
Parkway.

A 26-year old Jacksonville res-
ident was charged with driving
with a suspended and expired
license and possession of a con-
trolled substance on Dec. 31 fol-
lowing a traffic stop for a defec-
tive light in the 200 block of
State Road A1A North.

Nelson F Scott, 35, of Ponte
Vedra, was charged with posses-
sion of cannabis, possession of.
prescription medicine without
a prescription, possession of
drug paraphernalia and failure
to register a vehicle on Dec. 31.
According to a police report, a
St. Johns County deputy was
asked by an employee of a busi-
ness in the 600 block of State
Road AiA North to check on
Scott, who was sitting in a
parked car by a gas pump at the
business.


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ident was charged with simple
domestic battery on Jan. 1 fol-
lowing an incident in the 200
block of Montego Way.

A burglary to a residence in
the 7300 block of Oakmont
Court was reported on Jan. 1.
According to the police report,
the residents were away from
the home between Dec. 31 and
Jan. 1 with a door possibly left
unlocked. Jewelry including a
watch, wedding band, earrings,,
a ring, and an I-Pod with a total
value of $11,300 were reported
missing.

An abandoned vehicle was
removed from the parking lot at
Mickler's Landing on Jan. 2.
According to a police report,
the 1995 Chevy truck had been
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Wednesday, Jan. 4
Wildlife of Northeast Florida:
"Wildlife of Northeast Florida" will be
held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Castaway
Island Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road S.
This program is for all ages. Call 630-
3577 for information or to register.
Hypnosis class: James Ryan will
offer free yoga classes from 10 a.m. to
11 a.m. today at the Ponte. Vedra
Library and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at
the Beaches Branch Library; noon to 1
p.m. Jan. 5 at the Beaches Branch
Library; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the
Ponte Vedra Branch Library. Call 280-
4130 for information.
Art Walk: First Wednesday Art Walk
will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in down-
town Jacksonville. Visit
www.DowntownJacksonville.org for
information.
Beaches Watch: Beaches Watch will
meet at 7 p.m. at Fletcher High School.
The meeting is open to the public. Call
513-9242 or visit www.beach-
eswatch.com for information.
Thursday, Jan. 5
Wildlife of Northeast Florida:
"Wildlife of Northeast Florida" will be
held from noon to 1 p.m. at Castaway
Island Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road S.
This program is for all ages. Call 630-
3577 for information or to register.
Minuteman: Minuteman Florida
Corps, a grassroots group supporting
immigration control and border secu-
rity, will meet at Denny's Restaurant,
8409 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park,
from 2 to 4 p.m. today, and from 7 to
9 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Call 904-
399-4115 for information.
Friday, Jan. 6
Outdoor Observations: "Outdoor
Observations" will be held from 11
a.m. to noon at Castaway Island
Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road S. This
program is for all ages. Call 630-3577
for information or to register.


show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. today and Jan. 8 at the Morocco
Shrine Auditorium on St. Johns Bluff
Road. Admission is $5 for adults, and
$4 for children under 6 and seniors.
Call 904-269-5871 for information.


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tion an
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Saturday, Jan. 7 Center
Softball: The St. John's Softball Neptur
Association's softball league for the inform
PVlAA will hold sign-ups for the spring
season today and Jan. 8, 14 and 15, at
SCornerstone Park, 1046 A1A N. Times Stor
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 Science
to 3 p.m. Sunday. The league is open at the
to girls ages 5 to 16, and home games San Pat
Share played at Davis park. and th
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Tree Treasures: "Tree Treasures" will
be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Castaway
Island Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road S.
Learn how to identify a variety of
Northeast Florida's trees. This program
is for all ages. Call 630-3577 for infor-
mation or to register.


meeting will be held at noon at the
Yates Family YMCA, 221 Riverside Ave.
Call 904-332-6414 for information.
Book discussion: John Chappelear
will be at The Bookmark at 7 p.m. to
discuss his new book, "Six Simple Steps
to Find the Perfect Balance of
Prosperity and Purpose. 241-9026.


Saturday, Jan. 14
Yoga workshop: A yoga basics
workshop will be held from 10 to
11:30 a.m. for four Saturdays'at Ocean
Yoga, 50 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Call Kate Cordell at 742-4582 or e-mail
yogakate@bellsouth.net for prices and
information.
Sunday, Jan. 15
Team in Training: The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society's information
meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the
Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295
Beach Blvd. 904-332-6414.
Monday, Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Simply Snakes: "Simply Snakes"
will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at
Castaway Island Preserve, 2885 San
Pablo Road S. Living and non-living
specimens will be presented. This pro-
gram is for all ages. Call 630-3577 for
information or to register.
Friday, Jan. 20
Photography exhibit:
"Cheerleaders, Bodybuilders & Disco
Queens: Photographs by Brian Finke &
Morten Nilsson" will be on display
through April 15 at the Jacksonville
Museum of Modem Art, 333 N. Laura
St., Jacksonville, as part of
"Photoblast," a four-month event cele-
brating photography. Call 366-6911,
extension 210, for information.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Meditation class: A guided medica-
tion and dharma talk will be held


ngh 'e "" .... e by o ara local asTerese Marie Muller, wim L" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cobalt Moon
Sdepicngthenightle 0-2 Hiendricks Ave. Sn Neptune Beach. 386-246-4092,
G~~W~dSCoffee Company. Centesupstairs studio, 217Frst St.,
"Around Town,t lc Mon rounds o -370 for information. ond 2
on display a ,., uncfrom6ton P.M
S held Friday, Jan.13 Grant-writing workshop: "The
ibe d y iday, Jan. 13 Grant Institute: Certificate in
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itation class: A guided medica-
d dharma talk will be held from
11:30 a.m. at Cobalt Moon
's upstairs studio, 217 First St.,
ie Beach. Call 386-246-4092 for
ation.
Monday, Jan. 9
time Science: "Storytime
e" will be held from 1 to 2 P.m.
Castaway Island Preserve, 2885
)lo Road S., for ages 7 and under
eir adult companions. Read a
nd then examine the science
ed. Call 630-3577 for informa-
to register.
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held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 9745 Beaches I
Gate Parkway N. Call 904-332-6.414 for Neptune
information. speak on
History."
Wednesday, Jan. 11 to thepu
Newcomers: Newcomers of the
Beaches, an organization for women "Arou
who are new to the area, will hold its local scer
monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. at the Jacksonvi
Casa Marina Hotel, 691 1st St. N., Muller,
Jacksonville Beach. Call Maggie Penn Uncomm
at 904-998-2331 for information. Company
Marco. A
Thursday, Jan. 12 to 8 p.m
Team in Training: The Leukemia & tion.
Lymphoma Society's information
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.. Uand rantIL oIImmUImcatiuon will Ube
Branch Library, 600 Third St., held throughJan. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Beach. David Nolan will at the University of Miami's James L.
".Adventures in St. Augustine Knight International Center, Miami.
The program is free and open Visit www.thegrantinstitute.com or
blic. 241-1142. call 888-824-4424 for cost and registra-
tion information.
id Town": 'Around Town,"
nes depicting the nightlife of Storytime Science: "Storytime
lie by local artist Terese Marie Science" will be held from 11 to 11:45
will be on display at the a.m. for ages 7 and under, and their
on. Grounds Coffee adult companions, at Castaway Island
y, 2000-2 Hendricks Ave., San Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road S. Read
reception will be held from 6' a story and examine the science
. Call 745-3710 for informa- involved. Call 630-3577 for informa-
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Obituaries


William Joseph "Bill"
Bailey of Welaka, Fla.,
formerly of Neptune
Beach, died Saturday
Dec. 31, 2005, after a
two-year battle with
cancer. He was 71.
Originally from
Birmingham, Ala., he
served 33 years in the B
U.S. Navy, retiring in
1985 as command master chief
of the Sixth Fleet. He was for-
merly command master chief
of Mayport Naval Station. He
was a Vietnam veteran.
He was a past president of
the Sunshine Chapter of the
Special Military Active Retired
Travel club, and a member of
Fleet 'Reserve Chapter 290 in:
Atlantic Beach, and Moose
Lodge 184 in Pomona Park, Fla.
He was predeceased by his
first wife of. 39 years, Dolores
Jean Bailey., Survivors include
his present wife Elizabeth
Moore-Bailey of Welaka;
daughters, Pami (Chris)
Christian of Hohenwald,
Tenn., Lisa (Bill)' Waters of


Nemesio Teotimo
Elegado, 81, passed
away Dec. 28 at Baptist
Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 19,
1924, .in Nabula,
Camarinos Sur and
moved to Jacksonville
in 1972 from Pensacola.
He was a member of
St. Paul's Catholic
Church, VFW Post 327(
retired from the U.S. Na
an admiral's chief steward
Family members include
daughters, Bettina (Richa
Elegado-Cross of Jacksol


William (Bill) Stuart
Gammie died peacefully, after
a long battle with Alzheimer's
Disease on Dec. 24, 2005. He
was 50.
He was born July 8, 1955, in
Stamford, Conn., and grew up
in Neptune Beach, where he
attended Fletcher High School
S..and the .University of.Florida ..
He was a retired firefighter.
He was predeceased in death
by his mother, Ruth Gammie.
SHe is survived by his father
and stepmother, Stuart and
Marilyn Gammie; a brother


James Glenn Jackson I -C
of Neptune Beach died >!i
Oct. 22, 2005. He was
born June 9, 1952, in
New Brunswick, N.J; He ."
was 53.
He moved to
Neptune Beach in the
early,: 1970s and was
employed as a welder Jackson
with Bellinger
Shipyards. He was a
member of the Lions Club.
Survivors include his moth-
er, Gail W. Blechinger of A
Wellsville, N.Y.; a sister, Mary
Dee Mickelson of Austin,


Ruth W. Jackson, 88, of
Neptune Beach, formerly of
Atlantic Beach, passed away
S Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005.
She was born March 1, 1917,
in Jacksonville, She was pre-
ceeded in death by her first
husband, Herman, of 42 years.
The couple owned and operat-
ed Herman Jackson Cleaners:
until the mid-1980s.
She is survived by her loving
daughter, Barbara Jackson. She


Robert M. Jenkins, 76, died
Dec. 29, 2005, in the Hadlow
Center of Community Hospice.
He was born on July 26,
1929, in bunmore, Pa., and
moved to Jacksonville in 1991
from Atlanta. He was a mem-
ber of Beach United Methodist
Church and served in the U.S.
Navy. .
Family members include his
wife of 54 years, Ruth Jenkins;
son, Tommy' (TracyLyn)
Jenkins of Jacksonville; daugh-
ter, Beverly (Dan) Williams of
Jacksonville; grandchildren,
Michael (Jamie) Williams of St.
Augustine, Brian Williams of
Jacksonville Beach, Justin and
Montana Jenkins,: Jacob
Jenkins all of Jacksonville and


Nashville Tenn., Kim
Sutton of Nashville;
step-daughter,
Katherine (Steve)
Schmidtberger of
Victoria, Kan.; grand-
children, Jennifer
(Brandon) Bush, Taylor
Sutton, Alex Waters;
ailey step-grandchildren,
Toby and Rebakha
Schmidtberger.
Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in
the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Beaches
Memorial Park of Atlantic
Beach immediately followingI
the service.
The family has asked that
any memorial donations be
sent to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,,
FL 32257.
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shiaz, 'A
Family Funeral Home &
Cremation Centre, Jacksonville:
Beach.


Christina Elegado of
Philadelphia, Pa., Kim
Elegado of Hawaii;
grandchildren, Kal,
Lanae, Elizabeth,
^^ Aaron, Julie, Neve.
He was predeceased
by his wife of 29 years,
aB Sarita Sunshine, 12
Nemesio brothers and one sister.
Private family servic-
3 and es will be held.
avy' as Services under the direction,
d. of Quinn-Shalz, a Family
fie his Funeral Home & Cremation
rd H.) Centre, Jacksonville Beach.
nville;


and sister-in-law, Bob and Pam
Gammie; a sister, a brother-in-
law aind a niece, Linda, Bill
and Emma Carter; a daughter,
Marisa Reetz; and sorn,
Brandon Gammie,
A memorial service will be
held. on. Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10
a.mi., at Community
-Presbyterian Church, ....,15
Sherry Dr., Atlantic Beach.
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz, a
Family Funeral Home. &
Cremation' Centre,
Jacksonville Beach.


Texas; a brother,
Thomas Austin "Tom"
Jackson of Neptune
Beach; step-sisters and
brothers Rob
Blechinger of Dallas,
Dan Blechinger of
Auburn, Ga., Lyn
Melvin of Bedford,
Va., Kim Hicks of
Cartersville, Ga., and
Karen D'Angelo of


Aspers, Pa.
Memorial donations t
ASPCA shelters, libraries
chairty of the donor's ch
are suggested.


is also survived by her n
and his wife, Charle
Annette. Wheeler; a
nephew, Chad Wheele
several special nieces
nephews.
Graveside services wei
Tuesday, January 3, 2C
Riverside Memorial Parl
Rev. Tim Lusk office
Arrangements are by To
Country Funeral Home
Normandy'Blvd.


great-grandchild, Honour
Williams of St. Augustine. His
brother, Burton Jenkins; sons,
Gar) and Jimmy Jenkins prede-
ceased him.
Graveside services were'held
Tuesday Jan. 3, in Beaches
Memorial Park, Atlantic Beach,'
with the Reverend Dr. G. P.
"Gabe" Goodman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Rd Jacksonville, FL
32257.
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home &
Cremation Centre, Jacksonville
Beach.


Helen Fender
O'Quinn died
Wednesday, Dec. 28,
surrounded by her
family. She was born
in Avon Park, Fla., on
March' 4,1926.
She graduated from
Lee High School in
1942. She .attended O'QI
the University of
.Georgia and graduated in
1948 from Florida -State
University.'.
'She began her Duval
County teaching career at
Pickettville Elementary and
also taught at Arlington
Heights, Terry Parker, Douglas
Anderson 7th Grade Center
and Arlington Junior High
where she retired in 1990 after
38 years as an educator.
She was an active member
of the Fourth Church 'of
Christ, Scientist, the
Republican Women's Club
Duval Federated, the
Mandarin Dogwood Garden
Club, the La Tea Da Chapter of
the Red Hats Society, the
Women's Club of Jacksonville
and Mandarin Newcomers
Club.
'She was predeceased in
death by a sister Alice Justine
. Banks. Survivors include three


John A. (Poppi) Othmer, 68,
died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005,
after a nine-year battle with
lung cancer.
He was a 30-year resident of
Jacksonville Beach. He was
born in New York City where
he joined the Navy as a
Seaman 1st Class. He spent 27
years in the Navy and retired
at the rank of lieutenant com-
mander.
He was a lifetime member'
of the American Legion Post
#316.
He is survived by his wife of
47 years, Barbara. Other fami-
ly members include his three
sons and daughter-in-laws,


Regina Hatten Shea, 55, died
SJan. 1,.2006, peacefully with.
her family after a seven-year
battle with breast cancer.
She 'was born in New
Orleans and graduated from
the University of
Southwestern Louisiana in
1971. She had resided in Ponte
Vedra Beach for the past 20
years. She was an active mem-
ber of The Golden Girls,
Marsh Landing Women's Golf
Association, Ponte Vedra
Federated Republican
Women's Club, the High Tea
Investment Club and numer-
ous book clubs and bible stud-
ies.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 32 years, Michael H.
Shea; daughter Maggie (Tom)
Young; son, Casey
(Langhorne) Shea; grandson,


o local
s, or a

oosing


Janet Lea Smith, 49, passed
away Dec. 28, 2005, in the
Hadlow Center of Community
Hospice. She was born on May
26, 1956, in Chicago, and
moved to Jacksonville in 1994.
She was a member of the
nephew Church at Chets Creek, and a
s and graduate of the University of
great Kentucky. She was a registered
er and nurse at Loyola Hospital and
s and St. Luke's in Chicago. She also
worked with the Baptist Home
re held. Health Care in Jacksonville.
)06, at Family members include her
k with daughter, Angelique Hoctor of
eating. Ponte Vedra Beach; mother,
7wn &
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children, Helen Hope
(husband, Richard)
Hana of Ponte Vedra
Beach and their chil-
dren, Elizabeth and
Greg, Robert Edgar
(wife, Susie)' O'Quinn
of Jacksonville and
their children,
Ainn Christie Watson and
Katherine and Seaborn
Fender (wife, Nani G)
O'Quinn of Jacksonville and
children, Chad and Courtney
O'Quinn and Chad, Jessica
and Mike Gall; a brother-in-
law, Albert Banks; nephew
Carter (wife, Donna N) Banks;
niece Christina (husband,
Ben) Hale; grandnephews and
grandnieces Marshall Banks,
Justine and Trey Hale, 'and
John and Laura Nichols; and
daughter-in-law Diane
O'Quinn.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday,.Jan. 7, at 2 p.m.
in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz,
A Family Funeral Home,
immediately followed by a
reception at The Lodge and
Club At Ponte Vedra Beach,
607 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to River Garden
Hebrew Center and. Mayo
Clinic.


John and Mary Othmer, Doug
Othmer, and Jeff and Janet
Othmer and fi\'e grandchil-
dren, Vince, Amanda,
Andrew, Hannah and Leah.
A celebration of his life will
be held at the American
Legion Post #316, at 3 p.m.,
Friday, Jan. 6. The family
would like to thank the staff
of Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida for there
help and support.
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home &
Cremation Centre, 3600 Third
Street South, Jacksonville
Beach.


Ty Young; sisters, Nannette
.Egro.., and .Barba.ra. (John).
Tyler; and her brother, Billy
Hatten.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 11 a.m.,
Friday, Jan. 6, in Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church
with the Reverend Greg Fay as
celebrant. A reception will fol-
low at the Sawgrass Beach
Club.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests contributions be
made to Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257..
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family 'Funeral Home. &
.Cremation Centre,
Jacksonville Beach.


Patricia Smith .of LaGrange
Park, Ill.; brothers, Jack Smith,
Jimmy (Mary) Summers; sever-
al cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorial Services will be
held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan.
5, in the Church of Chets
Creek with the Reverend
Stephen E. "Spike" Hogan offi-
ciating.
Services under the direction
and care of QuimniShalz, A
Family Funeral Home &
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James "Jay" Weimar, 48,
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Jacksonville Beach, died Dec.
27, 2005.
He was born in Brooklyn,
N.Y. He received a bachelor's
degree in English and journal-
ism at Flagler College.
He was employed by the
Florida Times-Union as direc-
tor of display advertising.
He was past president and
treasurer of the Florida
Newspaper Advertising and
Marketing Executives and also
was past chairman of Florida
Newspaper Advertising
Network.
He is survived by his wife
Karen (Stefanski) .Weimer of


Jacksonville Beach; two broth-
ers, Chuck and Ward Weimar
both of Montauk; N.Y.; and a
sister, Laura Hanlon of Easton,
Md..
A memorial service was held
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Flagler
College Auditorium in St,
Augustine.
Memorials in his name may
be directed to the Jay Weimar
Endowment Fund, Flagler
College Office of
Advancement, P.O. Box 1027,
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1027.
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SPORTS


January 4, 2006


OPINION


Hokies rally to win Gator Bowl


REX EDMONDSON
PRESS BOX


A Hokies

comeback

seemed in

the Cards

S somehow it was right for
the Virginia Tech team
to overcome a first half
lead by the Louisville
Cardinals to win the Gator
Bowl classic Monday.
After all, the Hokies have
been to Alltel Stadium
enough to pay taxes here.
Coach Frank Beamer is an
old friend, a nice guy who
controls his temper and has
never been known to throw
a chair or a photographer or
a sun visor in the years we
have observed him.
Still, even though Beamer
should feel at home here,
that didn't help him over-
come a fierce onslaught by
the Red Birds, who scam-
pered off to a 14-0 lead
almost before the TV
announcers could get their
spotters in tow.
Trailing 17-10 at the break,
it looked like just another
bad day at Black Rock (as the
old movie went). Virginia
Tech has had woes here for
years, not to mention its
frustration at being thumped
by Florida State in
Jacksonville for the ACC
crown last month.
A day or so before the
Gator Bowl game, coach
Beamer said the Hokies were
always delighted to come to
Alltel. Why? They almost
never win here. But, of
course, he was just uttering
the obligatory nice things
about the Gator Bowl and
Jacksonville.
Beamer obviously never
worked as a coach under Jeff
Fisher, of the Tennessee
Titans, who-hates the
Jaguars. terrorists and cancer
Sin that order.
There were lots of dull
moments in Monday's game,
which finally saw the Hokies
pull out a 35-24 %ctory.
Tech quarterback Marcus
Vick gave a Louisville tackler
a cowardly stomp on the leg
for no good reason, and to /
add to the fun, ejections
were in order along with
plenty of penalties on both
sides.
The Cardinals plainly
came to play. Led by quarter-
back Hunter Cantwell, coach
Bobby Petrino's team domi-
nated the first and second
quarters, while the Hokies
were still rubbing their eyes
in disbelief.
Louisville proved worthy
of a first class bowl bid and
never let their fans, about
half of the 63,780
announced crowd, down
until the very end.
Cantwell took an ugly
beating. For a brief time we
thought we were seeing a re-
run of the Tennessee Titans i
all but destroying the
Jaguars' Mark Brunell.
The 22-point comeback by
the Hokies in the final quar-
ter saved Monday's game
from being another ho-hum-
mer.
For that we have coach
Beamer and his homecom-
ing to thank. Comebacks
didn't work for every team
Monday.
The Georgia Bulldogs
staked the surprising West
Virginia team to a 28-0 lead
in the Sugar Bowl and almost
caught up at the end, only to
lose 38-35. Any team that
gives up 28 points in the first
half doesn't deserve to win.
And the Dawgs didn't.
Meanwhile, the Florida
Gators gave coach Urban
Meyer a great start onr his UF
career by beating Iowa, 31-
24, in spite of themselves.
But like the old saying goes,
"There's no such thing as an
ugly win or an 'ugly' rich
girl.


Inconsistent

Vick gets it

done in the

4th quarter

By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR

The game and the outcome
were mTch better for Virginia
Tech in its second trip to
Jacksonville this season.
Quarterback Marcus Vick
tossed a pair of touchdown
passes and led a fourth quarter
Hokies comeback in a 35-24
Gator Bowl victory Monday
over a game Louisville squad.
Running back Cedric Humes
ran for 113 yards and a TD as
the No. 12 Hokies topped the
15th-ranked Cardinals.
Virginia Tech's first trip to
the River City, for last month's
ACC championship game,
ended with a stunning loss to
Florida State. But the Hokies
managed, to overcome penal-
ties, mistakes and the ejection
of senior cornerback Jimmy
Williams (for bumping an offi-
cial) to stage the come-from-
behind victory.
"This is a much better feel-
ing than when we were here
.last time," said Hokies tight
end Jeff King. "We wanted to
go out on a better note than
what we showed when we
played Florida State. We had a
lot of our guys come in and
step up. That's what good
teams do to get back on the
winning track."
Louisville came out fired up
in building a 14-3 lead when
Mario Urrutia caught an 11-
yard TD pass from QB Hunter
Cantwell, and Joshua Tinch
hauled in a 39-yard heave in
the first quarter.
While Louisille took a 17-
10 lead.intr theiofkeiT atj


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Virginia Tech's Reggie Butler (61), Joshua Tinch and Josh Morgan (17) celebrate Tinch's 39-yard touchdown catch Monday against
Louisville in the Gator Bowl. While the Hokies fell behind during the first half, a furious fourth quarter rally led to a 35-34 victory
over the Louisville Cardinals.


halftime, the second half -
particularly the final 15 min-
ut-: belonged almost ev`clu -


SPhoto by ROB DeANGELO
Former Fletcher High star and current Louisville linebacker
Johnnie Burns watches the action from the Cardinals sideline.


sively to Virginia Tech.
Humes scored on a 24-yard,
rirnp;'Kilig caught-a :5-ardrTD1':
pass from Vick: and' defensive'
back James Anderson picked
off a Cantwell pass andrum-
bled 39 yards for the Hokies'
final score.
"That was a big play," said
Anderson. "It came at the right
time and I was in the right
spot. We got good pressure on
the quarterback, he threw it
right to me, and i just made
the play."
Vick was inconsistent
against a motivated Cardinals
defense, but came through
when the game was on the
line. A 54-yard pass to David
Clowney set up Humes"
touchdown run on the next
play,
Vick, the younger'brother of
former Virginia Tech star and
current Atlanta Falcons Qb
Michael Vick, finished 11-of-
21 for 203 yards. He also
gained 10 yards on 13 carries.
But the lasting image of the
young quarterback came just
before the half when he
stepped on the leg of NCAA
sack leader Elvis Dumervil.


While Vick wasn't penalized,
StheLouisville sideline erupted
when stdtimp.repaiajrpdicat-
ed the stomp looked inten-
tional.
.Virginia a
Tech coach
Frank Beamer This is a I
said he wasn't
pleased by the feeling tha
actions of sev-
eral .Hokies were here
throughout We wanted
the game.
"Whatever on a bette
happened is
unfortunate," what we sh
said Beamer,
who also indi- we played
cated he sent State.
Vick to the
Louisvilsle
locker room
after the game
to apologize Je
to Dumervil. Hokies
"I'm not
happy about
some of the things that hap-
pened in the first half. We'll
leave it at that."
Williams was ejected for
bumping an official in the first
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extra point. Virginia Tech was
also flagged three times for
roughing- the passer, -and once
for unsportsmanlike ,eOriduait
after Noland
Burchette cel-
I ebrated a hard
uch better hit on
iuch better Cantwell. The
i when we Louisville QB
was left with a
last time. bloody nose
that coach
to go out Bobby Petrino
note than later said may
have been
owedwhen broken.
Cantwell
d Florida started in
place of Brian
Brohm who
Swas out with
San injury. The
freshman fin-
f King ished 15-of-37
eight end for 216.yards.
He threw
three TD pass-
es but was sacked four times,
threw three interceptions and
lost a fumble.
"Hunter gave a great effort,"
Petrino said. "He got hit hard-
er than he's ever been hit."


Playoff-bound Jags steamroll Titans


FROM STAFF

Even with nothing on the
line, a victory against the rival
Tennessee Titans proved satisfy-
ing for Jaguars players Sunday.
In its final regular-season
game of the 2005-06 campaign,
Jacksonville rested several
starters for Saturday's playoff
game at New England, but still
managed to rout the Titans by


a 40-13 count.
"We came out and played
well and scored some points. It
was. real big because we're
going up to New England next
week to play the defending
champs/" said. safety Deon
Grant. "This time of year those
boys always come to play. I
think it was really big for us to
go out and play the way we
played." .


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Receiver Matt Jones, in for a couple of plays at quarterback Sunday, eyes a receiver
downfield. RIGHT' Running back LaBrandon Toefield takes on Tennessee's Keith Bullock.


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Some good catches from



St. Johns River last week


E excellent catches of speck-
led trout and sheepshead
were taken out of the river
last week. Whiting by the
dozens were cleaned by pier
anglers. The hot spot seemed
to be the very end of the pier.
The pompano have moved
south but the bite was on in
the surf near Melbourne last
Wednesday and Thursday.
The cleaning tables on the
Jacksonville Beach Pier were in
full use by anglers last week as
they were cleaning great catch-
es of whiting caught from the
end of the pier. ,Spencer
Brogden, Mike Youngblood, Al
Wiltshire and Colin and Phillip
Grossman were just a few of
the pier anglers who iced down
plenty of filets. They brought
between 50 and 100 whiting
over 'the rails of the pier on
each trip.
Wade and Kathy Randall
made.two trips to the jetties
last week for sheepshead. On
Wednesday, they boxed 20
sheepshead to six pounds and
on Friday, along the rocks, they


WIMPY SUTTON
FISHING LEADER '

pulled up 18 sheepshead.
Brian Russell and friends
fished the bottom about 12
miles offshore last Friday arid
captured an 18-pound grouper,
one snapper and 60 seabass.
Captains Mike Morris and
David King made a check-out
run along the roks last week
and caught 14 sheepshead.
01' Salt George Bull, Jr., with
his, grandson Dylan,, just does-
n't miss. On a trip to the creeks.
'last week on their "Bionic
Bull," they netted 25 redbass,


10 speckled trout, 14 drum and
three flounder.
Butch Garvin fished alone
last Tuesday near the Mike
Scanlan Boat Ramp and caught
30 speckled trout and three
redbass. Then, on Wednesday
morning, with John Campbell.
near Sisters Creek, Butch
reported a catch of 25 trout
and two reds. All werecaught
on cork rigs.
Larry "Fishman" Finch
fished the jetties on Tuesday
morning with fiddlers- and
-caught 15 sheepshead. On
Thursday, he headed south to
pick up the bite of pompano in
the surf near Melbourne. The
Fishman used saidfleas for bait
and caught 97 pompano and a
dozen whiting.
The most. unusual catch
made last week was an eight-
pound mutton snapper caught
by Ron Watterman in the surf
at Melbourne with a sandflea.
Captain Pat Purgason, his
son Ty and friend Tony Munoz,
on the "Down Pat," fished in
thick fog on Sunday near the
Elton bottoms and iced down a


Anne LeForte
caught this 28-
pound snapper
recently with
Captain Dennis
Young.aboard
the "Sea
Dancer." They
were fishing 15
miles offshore
on Christmas
Eve.


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their limit of big beeliners, a
snapper and lots of triggerfish,
amberjack and mangrove snap-
per.
Captain Dennis Young, with
Joe Barron and his wife
Carolyn, fished the bottom at
P.M. on the "Sea Dancer" last
Saturday and brought up six
snapper to 14 pounds, three
grouper to 12 pounds, three
flounder, a pair 'of triggerfish
and 20 redbass.
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out of joint. 0, cursed
i spite, that ever I was born
to set it right!"
I couldn't agree more.
I hardly know where I am or
what I should be doing. My hol-
iday schedule is all upside down
and inside out. I am'a rudderless
ship adrift on a stormy sea. The
pattern of my holiday happen-
ings is out of sync.
It is supposed to go (and has
for nearly thirty years) -
, Thanksgiving,, Christmaa,,,,kTe,
Last Gasp, New Year's Eve. But
no; thanks to the Gasp being
shoved up to December 10,
everything is out of kilter. I am
left with the feeling that some-
thing very vital is missing and if,
there is one thing I hate it is a
void.
I can't take it when the natural
order of things is put topsy-
turvy. Next year I hope we can
Sget back to the way it ought to
be: Thanksgiving, Christmas,
The Last Gasp, New Year's Eve.
Otherwise, like Hamlet, I will
have to take matters into my
own hands.
While on the subject of The
SLast Gasp, I can report that the
small, but appreciative, crowd
that turned out for the race had
a, great time. In addition to
many of the usual local runners,


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RUNNING/FITNESS7 "
there was a team from the Navy
and a liberal sprinkling of skin-
ny, fit, high school runners. It
made for a good field..
Some of those participating,
did so because they had heard
that it was the last time the race
would be run. Even Mother
Nature .cooperated; despite the
heavy rains all week, on race day
the weather could hardly have
been better.
Running for the first time on
the new, abbreviated 5-kilometer
cross-country course, Owen
Shott, of 1st Place Sports,
showed a clean pair of heels to
the field of 83 runners. His win-
ning time of 17 minutes and 43
seconds was pretty good, consid-
ering the difficulty of terrain and


ShotWs racing inactivity, thanks
to a lengthy hamstring injury.
The question on all the run-
ners' lips was, "Is this it?" The
"it" being the final, illustrious
Gasp race, or not. According to
Jacksonville Track Club board
member, John TenBroeck, if the
race dies it will not be the track
club that kills it.
"It all depends on what JU
does with the golf course,"
TenBroeck said.
JU has sold a large tract of its
northern most property to a
de qvlpe!eer-fr; ,the,, b1l)ding# i f
some pricey condos. According
to the deal struck with the devel-
oper, JU's disused nine-hole golf
course that currently looks like a
swamp overrun by monster
weeds must be reborn as a
swanky, up-market golf course
for use by the swanky up-market.
people who live in those condos.
Then the question shall be:
WillJU (which will still own and
operate the course) allow the
track club a couple of hours use
of the campus and golf course
once a year, as they have done.
-for the past 29 years?
We may have a few years to
wait on that deliberation. In the
meantime we can run our hearts
out in JU's still nice cross-coun-
try course.
Here we are at the start of
another year and you know


what that means: Those pesky
New Year's resolutions are upon
us again. Here are a few sugges-
tions to set you on the right foot
to fitness in 2006:
1: Start a 'streak'. Commit
yourself to doing a. minimum of
three miles every day. It does not
matter if it is running, jogging or
walking. Do three miles and do
it each day, indoors or out, no
matter what. Be proud of your
streak, mark each day off on
your, calendar, and 'keep your
streak alive.
up half an hour early, postpone
dinner thirty minutes or :use
your lunch hour to get in your
workout.
3. Start an office workout
group. It's easier with others and
a lot harder to skip it too.
Getting the group up and run-
ning Js up to you, so lead by
example and invite others to
join in. Chances are at least
some of them will.
4. Cut out 100 calories a day.
You can-easily do it. We all con-
sume some unnecessary calories.
One hundred calories isn't
much, less than one doughnut,
but it adds up to 3,000 calories a
month, 36,000 calories a year.
Avoiding that many calories and
doing three m iles a day will have
you fit, healthy and slim before
the year is out.


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Croquet anyone?



New Year's Day contest draws 'eclectic group'


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLLMNIST
For more than 20 years,
Sherry Stoppelbein has made
award-winning baked goods
and wedding cakes in the St.
Augustine and the Jacksonville
area.
A graduate of the Culinary
School at the First Coast
Technical Institute in St.
Augustine, she has also owned
restaurants in St. Augustine
and Vilano Beach, operates a
catering business, and manu-
factures and sells her own line
of datil pepper products.
Stopplebein said a cake-dec-
orating class she took was so
much fun that it became the
impetus for her subsequent
training and career.
Last November, Stoppelbein
opened the Hot Shot Bakery
and Luvin' Oven Cakes and
Catering in St. Augustine.
In addition to stocking her
line of Datil pepper products
(including Datil B Good hot
sauce), she showcases creative
new ways to use datil peppers
at her new shop.
Stoppelbein and her hus-
band, Lorenze, are St.
Augustine natives who share
the same Minorcan heritage.
She said the datil pepper
was brought to the area by set-
tlers from Minorca in the late
18th century.
The peppers are reputed to
only grow well in this area
and their unique taste, both
sweet and hot, is a common
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ingredient in many Minorcan
dishes.
Stoppelbein has gone .i
beyond the traditional use of
datil peppers and offers
unique baked goods with datil
peppers at her bakery. Some of
these popular items are datil
cranberry white chocolate
cookies, layered star cookies
filled with raspberry and datil
jam, datil scones, datil biscot-
ti, and datil sourdough bread
and rolls.
"We keep a supply of sam-
ples for people to try at the
shop. Everyone's reaction is
different depending on their
tolerance for heat," she said.
"For example, I think the
heat of the peppers in the
scones adds a glow to the
mouth."
There is also a wide assort-
ment of more traditional
baked goods at the bakery
including breads, pastries,
cookies, French cr-me cakes,
and other types of cakes.
Stoppelbein has baked wed-
ding cakes for area brides for a
couple generations and this
continues to be something she


FROM S-TAFF
Tricia Kelley and Rick Gray
will keep their titles as cham-
pions of the Northeast
Florida Croquet Association
after holding off dozens of
competitors in Sunday's
annual NEFCA tournament
in Palm Valley.
Although play began at
noon. night fell before all
were able to try their hands
at swatting colorful balls
through wire wickets and
against end-zone stakes on
the field of rye grass.
\Ve actually had people
who did not get to play," said
Patrick Murphy who, along
with his fiance Barb
McCarthy, hosted the event
in his back yard on the
Intracoastal Waterway.
With temperatures hover-
ing in the 60s under mostly
cloudy skies, play proceeded
between two teams of two
players as others watched,
sometimes offering advice or
points of strategy.
For example, if a player's
ball hits an opponent's with
enough force, the opponent's


Photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Tricia Kelley and Rick Gray display the champion's plaque
Sunday at the annual tournament of the Northeast Florida
Croquet Association. They successfully defended their titles
as champs at the tournament along the Intracoastal Waterway
in Palm Valley.


ball might be moved to an
unfavorable spot on the field.
At the same time, the player
would be allowed an extra
stroke for hitting the oppo-
nent's ball.
The advice, coupled with a
bumpy grass surface, helped
to level the playing field, giv-
ing even newcomers a run at
a win.
Not everyone at the event


took part in the tournament.
Spectators sat in lawn chairs
or mingled and partook of
food and drink set up in a
pavilion.
International rules of the
game were adhered to, and
players were asked to wear all
white clothing. Most did.
The tournament official,
Stewart Wilkins of Ponte
Vedra Beach, was properly


attired in white cap, shoes,
slacks and sweater, set off by
a black bow tie,
When he himself was hot
playing, Wilkins used a clip
board to keep track of partici-
pants and their points
earned.
Most of the guests, Murphy
said, are part of or offshoots
from a core group of Beaches
residents who began meeting
at First Street Grille in
Jacksonville Beach.
"It's kind of an eclectic
group," he said.
Members of the group
often socialize and travel
together, with the annual
croquet tournament, now in
its 18th year, as an identify-
ing event.
Murphy said Monday that
he had already gotten tele-
phone calls from would-be
competitors who didn't make
it for this year's New Year's
Day contest.
"They all definitely want to
go to the awards banquet,"
which will likely be held at
some Beaches establishment,
he said.


Photo by KATHY NIGOLETI
Sherry Stopplebein invites cookie bakers to enter their cookie
recipes in the Hot Shot Cookie Contest. The event is part of the
grand opening celebration of the Hot Shot Bakery in St.
Augustine.


Designer draws on European roots -a


B\ KATHY HARTMAN
EDITOR
Fashion designer Cathy Tuhasz
relied on the kindness of'
strangers to help her take the
skills she -developed in her
European homeland and translate
them to a business in Jacksonville
Beach.
Now, she finds herself return-
ing the favor, helping women
select clothing with the style and
fit that "can change the way a
person feels and looks." Juhasz
said'. ,
Juhasz, who was born in
Communist Transylvania in the.
1950s, began her business from
the ground up, working t-wo jobs
to buy a tailoring shop on Third
Street in 1992, she said.
That was the year after she
emigrated to New York, leaving
behind the chaos of Eastern
Europe following the fall of the.
Berlin Wall in 1989, she said.
"I knew that America had
,something for me and my tal-
ents," said Juhasz, who grew up
helping in her mother's clothing
business and was educated in and
taught design'before coming to
America.
After visiting a friend in
Jacksonville Beach, she said, she
fell in love with the community
and relocated, although she,
spoke "not a word" of English,
she said, which complicated her


new alterations business. ::
"The phone rings, and I pickup
the phone, and I had no idea
what they want," Juhasz said in a
distinct Hungarian accent.
It was her customers who
taught her how to speak English,
she said, noting that communi-
cating with her clients in person
helped speed the process.
"They taught me English with
such patience" in a place where
everything was new to her, she
said: "New world, new culture,
new language, new people."
Jacksonville Beach police also
helped her in the early years, she
said, making sure she got to her
car safely after working 18-hour
days and leaving for home in the
dark of night.
"They did that every night for
four years," she said.
With her alteration business
going, luhasz turned to her first
love designing and found
shops in Sawgrass, St. Augustine,
Amelia Island and Avondale for
her first collection, she said.
But the entire collection was
lost in shipping, she said, taking
her nearly to the point of quit-
ting.
"I still don't understand why
God challenged me that way,"
she said.
That was in 2001. In December
2004, she opened Cathy Juhasz
Boutique, and today her time is


occupied by her three businesses:
Cathy's Alterations at 929 N.
Third St., the boutique at the
same address, which offers
Juhasz's label and about 50 other
lines of women's fashions, and
her design business.
Juhasz, whose shop has casual
to formal clothing for women in
sizes 0 to 16, priced from $40 to
about $800, said she begins a
design with the colors and tex-
tures of fabric in mind.
Most of the fabrics she uses are
from Europe and are showcased
at presentations she attends in
Paris each March and September,
she said.
Taking clues from designs
shown on the fashion circuit, she
works on the next season's collec-
tion, creating her line "in that
direction," she said.
For example, if designers are
showing narrow pant legs and
short skirts, she will avoid wide
legs and long skirts,.she said.
The Cathy Juhasz collection is
sewn by workers in Romania
because "the work what they do is
beautiful," she said.
Now, she said, her business is
"OK" and she is "fighting and
working hard tqdo it better.
"I'm not where I want to be
yet," she said, adding that she has
no desire to live anywhere else.
"I have peace here, and this is
my home."


Photo byKATHYHARTMAN
Cathy Juhasz holds one of the spring fashions bearing her label at her boutique in
Jacksonville Beach.


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Engagement


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Army Spc. Brad'Quinif, 27,
of Atlantic Beach deployed to
Iraq Wednesday, Dec.. 21,
2005. He will be stationed
near Baghdad with the 988th
Military Police Company.


Quinif is a 1997 graduate of
Fletcher High School.
He is the son of Terry and
Debra of Atlantic Beach.
*


Danny Manning of
Jacksonville graduated in
December from the
Unlicensed Apprentice
Program at the Paul Hall
Center for Maritime Training
and Education, Piney Point,
Md.
Manning also trained for
three months aboard the Pride
of America, a U.S. flag mer-
chant vessel. Manning is a
now a member of the United
States Merchant Marine.
He is the son of Clayton and
Linda Manning of
Jacksonville.

Navy Seaman Recruit
Caleb J. Newberry recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training,
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week. pro-
gram, Newberry completed a
variety of training which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,


Recipes: Hot Shot Cookie Contest


Manning

water safety and survival, and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed.
on physical fitness.
Newberry is a 2003 graduate
of Allen D. Nease High School.
He is the son of Derreth D.
Newberry of Jacksonville and
James. L. Newberry of
Madison.

Mark Christopher Klone
of Jacksonville Beach graduat-
ed Friday, Dec. 9, from Kansas
State University-with a mas-
ter's degree in landscape archi-
tecture.


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Misti Lynn Landeck of
Winnetka, Ill., and Shea
Willis of Jacksonville Beach
have announced their
engagement.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Bruce and Ruthie
Hammons of Landeck, Ohio.
She is a graduate of Delphos
Jefferson High School and the
University of Dayton. She is
employed by Dr. Warga and
Di. Weiss D.D.S in Winnetka,
ll. '


The groom-elect is the son
of Holly and Larry Willis of
Jacksonville Beach. He is a
graduate of Bishop Kenny
High School and the
University of North Florida.
He is pursuing a master of
arts degree in religion at
Trinity International
University, Deerfield, Ill.
The couple plan to wed on
March 4, 2006, at Trinity
United Methodist Church in
Lima, Ohio.


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Photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Stopplebein's line of datil pepper products on display at the Hot Shot Bakery include jams, mus-
tard, pickles, vinegar, and chocolate datil dessert sauce.


Cont. from B-1
,enjoys doing.
"As part of the grand
Opening celebration at her
bakery, Stoppelbein is
holding a Hot Shot
Cookie Contest.
Area cookie bakers of all
ages can enter their origi-
nal cookie recipes in the
contest. The deadline for
contest entries is Jan. 15.
Stopplebein is not a
newcomer to sponsoring
cooking contests. In 2005,
she ran a national contest,
Win a Trip to St.
Augustine, for casserole or
one pot dishes using datil
peppers and supplied
,dried datil peppers for
each contestant to use in
their recipe.
I The first-prize winning
recipe is one that
Stopplebein recommends
for anyone who wants to'
try datil peppers in cook-.
ing.
Bubba's Pear Relish is
one of Stopplebein's
recipes named for her
husband whose nickname
is Bubba.
The relish includes datil.
peppers and Stopplebein
said that it is delicious on
hamburgers.
Stoppelbein has demon-
strated making her recipe
for Apple Gallette (made
S without dati peppers) on
local television. This no-
fail recipe makes a deli-
cious dessert that serves.
four

.The following are
recipes supplied by Sherry
Stopplebein.

Look for the rules and
more information on the
Hot Shot Cookie Contest at
the end of the recipes.

Caribbean Pork with

Sweet Potatoes
1.5 pounds pork steak,
bone and fat removed
3 T. flour
one-quarter to one-half tsp
dehydrated datil pepper
one-half tsp. allspice
one-half tsp. garlic powder
one-quarter tsp. dried
thyme leaves
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 red bell pepper '
1.5 pounds sweet potato
3 T. brown sugar
Salt to taste
Grated lemon zest (option-
al)

On a plate, combine flour,
datil pepper, allspice, garlic


* The rules for the Hot
:ShotCookie ContefSare!
as follow:
Create a cookie recipe in one o
4 categories: Bar, Drop, Rolled,
Cookie-Cutter.
Entries to be received by Hot
Shot Bakery by January 15, 2006.
Recipes can be sent to: Hot Sho
Bakery, 1962 US #1 South, St.,
Augustine 32086
Recipe must be typed or legibly
printed to include name, recipe
name, list of ingredients with exa
quantities and specific directions
paragraph form.
-All recipes become the property
of Hot Shot Bakery and will not b
returned
Entries will be judged on origi-
nality and taste by a panel of,
judges selected by Hot Shot Baker
Prizes will.be awarded to 1st, 2r
and 3rd place entries.
Upon submission, all winning,
recipes become the property of H,
Shot Bakery, who reserves the rigid
to publish and use any or all of
them for publicity or promotion.
Finalists will be notified by tele
phone by January 20, 2006.
Bakers who enter the contest
have the opportunity to win the
following prizes.
1st prize: Monthly Hot Shot
Bakery Shopping Spree for $18 in
baked items AND winning cookie
name on the menu
2nd prize: Spend two hours wit
Chef Stoppelbein in Hot Shot1
Bakery kitchen AND cookie name
on the menu
3rd prize: Datil chocolate sauce
and sour cream pound cake with'
lime glaze AND cookie name on
the menu.
For more information, contact
the Hot Shot Bakery at 904-824-


powder and thyme. Dredge
both sides of the pork. Set
aside.

NOTi:, The meat may be
prepared to this point; cover
& refrigerate overnight.

Wash the bell pepper,
remove seeds and cWt into
cubes.,
Scrub the sweet potatoes.
Remove any discolored spots.
It is not necessary to peel.
Cut crosswise into 1 inch
slices.
Pre-heat the skillet on mid-
high heat. (The cooking time
is shortened by using a large
Teflon skillet on the stove)
Spray with non-stick spray.
Fry meat on one side about 5
Minutes until light brown.
Reduce the heat to low-warm.
Turn the meat over. Pour
lemon juice evenly over the


top. Sprinkle meat with
salt.

slices flat over the top of
the meat and fill in spaces
Af with cubes of, the bell pep-
per. Sprinkle vegetables
with salt. Top each sweet
potato slice with 1 tsp. of
brown sugar.
t Cover pan tightly.
Simmer about 30 minutes
or until the potato is easily.
pierced with a fork.
Garnish with a sprinkle
ct of lemon zest. Serves 4.
in
APPLE GALETTES-

)e Makes 4
Pie crust for 9 inch pie
Struesel Topping:
one half cup flour
r one-half cup walnuts
nd one-quarter cup brown
sugar
one-half tsp. cinnamon
ot pinch of salt
it 6 T. soft butter
Combine together.

FILLING:
4 Granny Smith
apples(peeled, cored, and
sliced one-half inch thick)
one-half cup sugar
orne-quarter cup flour
I1T rum
1 tsp. cinnamon
one-half tsp. cardamon
h one-quarter tsp. salt

Toss all together.
Place on crust and pull
edges up around filling
and crimp edges with fin-
gers. Pull tightly so as not
to fall apart.
Crumble streusel over
top of apples and bake at
350 degrees for 40-50 min-
utes or until golden brown.

The Bubba's Pear

Relish
12 red and green bell pep-
pers
3 datil peppers
12 medium onions
18 large pears (hard south-
ern pears)
1 lb. of sugar
1 qt. white vinegar
2 T tumeric
1 T mixed pickle spices
3 T dry mustard
2 T celery seed
1 T Datil B Good hot sauce

Peel onions and pears
(cored). Grind them with pep-
pers, drain well.
Combine all of above in
large pot. Cook over medium
heat for one hour. Jar and seal
while hot.


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FROM STAFF
Mayport Middle School will
host a performance of "A Step
in the Right Direction" on
Jan. 10. The original play about
bullying was co-written by
LaVilla drama teachers Amber
Amerson-Nelson and Melinda
Malkewitz for the Duval
County Public Schools
Character Education Program.
Mayport will also receive fol-
low-up study materials and
copies of the play for use in the
classroom. For more details,
call Deborah Hansen at 292-
0555, ext. 119.
The spring 2006 FCAT test-
ing schedule is available at
www.educationcentral.org.
S: *
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra makes many of its
concerts available to students
for only $5. Family members
accompanying young students
are also welcome at the same
price (up to two family mem-
bers per student).
Student-Family Rush
Tickets are available for select
performances during the sym-
phony's regular subscription
season. At select performances,
students may purchase rush
tickets up to 90 minutes prior
to the start of the performance,
as determined by management.
Instructors are needed to
teach after-school community


education classes for children
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at
Neptune Beach Elementary.
Call Dorothy Ross at 247-5957.
Fletcher High School's
School Advisory Council
.meets once a month in the
administration conference
room. Parents and members of
the community are invited to
attend.
Players by the Sea School of
the Arts is offering after-school
drama classes.
Students will participate in-
improvisation, theater games,
storytelling, and mime exercis-
es. Work will be showcased
through evenings of improvisa-
tion, scene nights and one- act
plays. Classes are available for
students from first grade
through high school and run
after school Tuesday through
Friday. Cost is $80 per month.
For additional information or
to sign up, call educational
.director Barbara Williams at
249-0289 or via-email at bar-
bara@playersbythesea.org.
Mayport Middle School's
8th grade class is planning a
field trip to Washington, D.C.
for Spring Break 2006.
The itinerary will include vis-
its to the U.S. Capitol,'
Smithsonian Institutes,
Arlington National Cemetery,
and Mount Vernon.


Community donations are
welcome to ensure that every
student who wants to go can'
attend. For more information,
please contact John Meeks at
meeksj@educationcentral.org.
The Fletcher Middle School
Advisory Council meets once
a month for approximately one
hour. For more information,
call SAC secretary Connie
Waterer at 221-0498.
*
Seabreeze Elementary is
accepting donations of books
for classroom libraries. Books
of any level will be accepted.
Please bring donations to the
front office at 1400 Seabreeze
Ave. Call Kathy Herlihy at,247-
5900.
St. Paul's Catholic School
will accept registrations for the
2006-2007 school year for stu-
dents in grades Pre-K4 through
8th Grade who are not already
attending. Starting Jan. 3,
parishioners, non-parishioners
and non-Catholics may stop by
the school office or call after
8:30 a.m. at 249-5934 and com-
plete a School Inquiry Form.
School. Inquiry Forms
received by Jan. 20 will be
given priority. Siblings of stu-
dents already enrolled are given
first preference followed by
active parishioners, non-parish-
ioners and non-Catholic fami-
lies.


or theids
Yu-GI-OJ DUELS are Gardens in Jacksonville con- call 241-8349 for information.
staged at 2 p.m. Saturday at tains hands-on, high-tech and *JACKSONVILLE WAL-
Books-A-Million, 738 Marsh low-tech interactive exhibits DORF INITIATIVE sponsors
Landing Parkway, Jacksonville that encourage physical activi- several playgroups for toddlers.
Beach. Call 273-8055 for infor- ty and quiet contemplation. Classes begin in the fall. For
nation. Walk through a painting, cre- information, call 247-1314.
HANDS-ON CHILDREN'S ate patterns with dance, make *CARVER COMMUNITY
MUSEUM offers hands-on a collage, listen to a sculpture, CENTER, 738 Fourth Ave. S.,
activities, play and learning or paint with a virtual paint- Jacksonville Beach, has many
opportunities for kids .from brush. The museum is located activities for kids, including
9:30 a.m, to 5 p.m. Monday on the north bank of the St. karate, tutoring and games.
through Saturday at 8580 Johns River at 829 Riverside 247-6218.
Beach Blvd., 'Jacksonville. Ave., phone 356-6857. Hours *A MOMS AND TOTS group
Admission is $3.50 for children are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday meets regularly at Isle of Faith
ages 1-3 and $5.50 for all oth- and Thursday, 10 a.m. ,to 5 United Methodist Church on
ers. Call 642-2688 for informa- p.m. Wednesday, Friday and San Pablo Road, next to
tion. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Alimacani Elementary School.
* JMOMA'S ARTEXPLORI- Sunday. For information call,221-1700.
UM LOFT is a multi-genera- TREE HILL NATURE CEN- MOTHERS OF PRE
tions: learning environment TER offers its popular program SCHOOLERS, support groups
that offers 16 hands-on sta- for parents and children, FUN! for moms of children ages 5 or
tions for children and adults to (Find Understanding in younger, meet as follows:
explore the concepts in mod- Nature), on the third Saturday Christ the Redeemer Church,
ern and contemporary art. of each month at 10 AM. For a 190 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte
Entry is free with paid entrance fee of $10 families discover Vedra Beach, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
to the Jacksonville Museum of easy ways to invite wildlife 'the third Monday of the
Modern Art. Children are irito their back yards. month (285-8009).
admitted free every Sunday for Tree Hill's butterfly house East Pointe Baptist
family Free Day at 333 gives visitors a close encounter Church, 270 N. Kernan Blvd.,
Hemming Plaza in downtown with butterflies. Animal Jacksonville, 9 a.m. to noon
Jacksonville. Hours of opera- Encounters, in which visitors the second and fourth Tuesday
tion are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. can learn about and touch sev- of the month (220-2377).
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, eral small animals, can be Mayport Naval Station
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday arranged by calling Tree Hill at chapel, 9:30 a.m. the third
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 724-4646 and asking for the Monday of the month (270-
Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Call naturalist. Tree Hill is at 7152 5212).
366-6911 for information. Lone Star Road and is open 8 Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
HEARTSONG offers a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday' Church, 4510 Palm Valley,
Kindermusik and playday through Saturday. Admission is Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, 9:15
classes Tuesday to Saturday in $1 for children up to 18 years a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second
Jacksonville Beach and Ponte and $2'for adults. and fourth Monday of the
Vedra Beach for children from *THE BEACHES BRANCH of month (285-8225).
birth, to age 7. For the Jacksonville Public Library, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Kiridermusik, a music and 600 Third St., Neptune Beach AND HISTORY offers crafts,
movement program for all also has children's activities, science experiments, planetari-
ages, children are divided by Call 241-1141 and press .4 for um shows and live demonstra-
age group. Playday is for walk- children's activities and 5 for tions throughout the year.
ers to 26 months old and the children's reference desk. There is; a play area for young
includes parachute play, climb- MOMMY & ME for ages 6 children and permanent
ing and musical activities, months to 2-1/2 years features exhibits on marine life in the
Preschool children and up songs, parachute games, finger Jacksonville area. Exhibits are
attend without parents. One, play, rhythm band music ant a rotated. There is also an area
trial class is'free. Call 249-3828 way to meet other parents' or where live animals are exhibit-
for: information or visit grandparents while having fun ed and the public is invited to
www.heartsong-km.com. with your child. Offered begin- watch the feedings, which are
ART CONNECTIONS at ning, in September at Nancy done on schedule. Call 396-
the Cummer Museum of Art & Dance Studio. For information, MOSH for information.


St. Johns Softball Association

Spring Softball Registration

WHEN: Cornerstone Church location -
Saturday 1/7 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Sunday 1/8 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Saturday 1/14 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Sunday 1/15 1 p.m.-3 p.m. *
or CZ
Play It Again Sports
January 2id -21st during normal business hours
WHO: Girls ages 5-14 (by January 1, 2006)
5 Age Divisions; 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U

COST: $120 (Cash or Check made payable to SJSA) 3rd sibling is free!
Player Evaluations (8U and up) will be January 21st (Rain date 1/22/06)
@ 1:30 p.m. at Davis Park (Our home field)
Need More Information? Contact Ken Smith 545-5800
Don't miss the fun and excitement of spring recreational softball!
Need something more challenging than recreational softball?
Ask about our new St. Johns County Fusion Team.


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photo submitted
The Fletcher High School choir, under the direction of Jane Palmer, participated in the Dec. 14
Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. The Fletcher choir has taken
part in,the annual event for the past 10 years,


.Photo: SUBMITTED
On Dec 15 The Foundation Academy took a bus full of students and gifts to the USO on
Mayport Road. The USO's "Angel Tree" was loaded with ornaments representing children of
military families. Each class selected their "Angel" to shop for. They brought gifts or a contribu-
tion to help make another child's Christmas brighter.
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Real Estate Rentals
100 Real Estate 200 Rental
110 Lots/Land for Sale 215 Home for Rent
120 Homes for Sale 225 Wanted to Rent
125 Real Estate 230 Condo for Rent
Wanted 240 M.H. for Rent
130 Condos for Sale 260,Vacation Rental
140 Mortgages 270 Rental to Share
150 Mobile Homes 275 Room for Rent
: .for Sale 280 Office Space'
180 Comm. Property 285 Comm. Rental
185 Industrial/
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COASTAL SOUTHEAST Georgia. Large
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ASHEVILLE NC area Pieacelul galed,
community Incredible riverronl and
mountain view hormer.iies i ie 8 acres
from the $60s. Cusiom lodge, raking trais.
5 miles to natural hoI s.pnngs Call
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TENNESSEE WATERFRONT Land Sale!
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$9.9001 Cabin package irom $64 9001,4 5r
acres 3uiiable lir J nomes and d.ork only'
5199.9001'. All piopenie; are new ic tne
market' Call ioll-ree 18661770-5263 ext. 8;
EAST ALABAMA mountain property for
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$144,C0i, $14,400 down, $1807/mo.
Owner. financed Call Glenn (850)545-
4928.
MOVE TO Tennessee! Looking lor Lake
Lois Lake Homes Land. Farms Viclori-
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TENNESSEE Lakefront Homesles 1 to 6
acrel Irom Ine $40s Speclacuiar lake
mountain and wooded nature sies- newly
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Pets & Animals Service Guide cont.
300 Pets 650 Painting
310 Pets for Sale 651 Pest Control
330 Stables/Livestock 652 Plumbing
340 Lost/Found Pets 653 Pools
Announcements 654 Photography
400 Notices 655 Rain Gutters
405 Travel 660 Remodel/Const.
415 Personals 665 Repairs
420 Legal Services 670 Roofing
425 Legal Notices 675 Sprinkler & Wells
440 Misc. Lost/Found 677Tree Service
450 Instructions/Schools 678Tile ,


460 Weddings
Employment a
500 P-T Help Wanted
510 F-T Help Wanted
520 Job Services
530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
550 Work Wanted
Service Guide
"600 Services
601 Air Conditioning
602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing
608 Auto Repair
609 Bus. Services
S612 Carpet .,
613 Catering
S615 Cleaning
618 Electronics
619 Electrical Services
620 Equip. Rentals
622 Fences
623 Finan. Services
625 Firewood
631 Computer Services
634 Lawn Mower
Services
635 Lawn Svc/
Landscpg
636 Locksmith
637 Marine Const.
638 Marine/Boating
6f40 Conc:ree.'Mearry
645 Mov;nIg SSlorage
648 Pre:ure Wairnrig


680 Uphlstery
'685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
Health Services
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Sere.
730 Caregivers
For Sale :
800 Fr Sale
805 Music & Instr.
810 Antiques
815 Auctions
820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
830 Consignment
Garage Sales
840 Garage Sales
850 Jax Beach :
852 Neptune Beach
854 Atlantic Beach
856 Mayport
857 Ponte Vedra
858 West Beaches
859 Jacksonville,
860 Flea Market
862 Esiaie Sales
Transportation
905 Auto Rental
915 Boats :
930 Motorcycles
950 Campers/RV's
970 TrucksNans,
980 Automobiles


YULEE IrVESTMENT Property. 2BR/1BA
mobile home. on 90'x90' loi 3-Year tenant
pays $350mco $43,000 cash, as is. Sen-
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NC MOUNTAINS- Log cabin $89,900.
Easy to finish cabin on secluded site. Mil-.
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$29,900-$79,900' Free Info.:. Available
(828)256-1004.
NORTH CAROLINA 16.51 aqres on
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3BR FORECLOSURE, only $24,9001 Must
sell. For listings. 800-749-8124 ext. 1490.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH CONDO.
3BR/2BA. $435,000 Townhouse, end unit.
Beachside of A1A with 5 star amenities.
We also have 1 & 2 bedroom units availa-
ble. SOUTH PONTE VEDRA WATER-
FRONT. 3BR/2BA/2-CAR. $460,000.
BEACHWALK. Fabulous Home offering
miles of ICW views in a small beachside
community with pool, tennis, beach pavi-
lion and lawn maintenance included.
NORTH JAX BEACH, OCEANVIEW.
$575,000. Fee simple bungalow zoned
commercial/residential. Completely re-
modeled with detached 2-car garage &
fenced yard. To find out more about these
& other properties, see www.killebrewreal-
ty.com or call Kirk Killebrew at
'(904)463-1131. Killebrew & Company
Realty, Inc.

JAX BEACH, 19 Fairway Ln Large scenic
lol on golicourse w.pool Completely reno-
vated. 3BR/2BA w/Maple cabinets, granite
counter tops, stainless steel appliances,
Teakwood flooring & tile. Indoor laundry
room & beautiful glassed-in Florida room.
$539,000. Call (904)424-7204. Will Co-op.

PVB- THE ISLANDS
SFSBO. 3BR/2BA, with lake view. 156 Mar-
tinique Circle. Established neighborhood.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, garage, sprin-
kler system, new roof, community pool.
Yard maintenance included. $248,000.
477-0102.

BRICK BEACH BUNGALOW
211 35th Ave Soutn. Jax Beach Ocean-
side ol A1A. 1500sl LR, FR, 2BRil.5BA
Hardwood floors throughout, CH&A. 1-Car
;garage, 55'xl20' lot. $495k. By appoint-
,men only Call 249.6150.
3BR.2BA, PONTE VEDRA. beautilul, re.
modeled townhome on lake. End unit.
$193,000. Call 424-0660.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Sr Augustine
Building Lob Small Gaiea. Waierlron
Communriy Boal Sip Included. Great In-.
vestmeni' 19041372-9222 Blue Horizon
Real Esiaie
JAX BEACH 5BR'2BA 2300sf. or, 2 lots
'15 000sl) 5475,000 OBO 249,8637
ATLANTIC BEACH: 4 houses, 2 duplexes.
All upgraded: Caul 9041403-3572.


IMMACULATE BEACH House. 1-1/2
blocks to Beach, 2BR/1 5BA. $1200/mo.+
$1200/sec. No pets. 1709 North 2nd St.
Call 463-7020. 249-3967.
OCEANVIEW FURNISHED Apartment,
Neptune Beach. Really nice. 2BR/1.5BA.
$1875/mo. 246-3382.
THE VILLAS 2BR/2BA, garage, porch
ground floor, pool, etc $1050/mo
233-3545.
2212 S. 1ST St. Clean & quiet 1BR/1BA,
fully equipped kitchen. $800/mo:
(904)803-6834.
LARGE 1BR, excellent location, 2 blocks
to Ocean, very clean; No pets. $650/mo.
642-1214, 241-1219.
2, BLOCKS OCEAN, 214 10th Ave. N.
Efficiency $550/mo. 2BR $700/mo. Credit
Check, deposit, no pets. (904)514-8530.


LOVE THE BEACH!
Sawgrass, efficiency, fumished,. WID.
Short term rental. 242-0411.
JAX BEACH. 2BR/1BA Apartment, near
Ocean. References, lease. 222 4th Ave.
South. $795/mo. 221-4134.
FABULOUS OCEAN VIEW!
1BR w/study, large porcn, washer/dryer,
wood floors. 2224 Ocean Drive South
$900 993-2555;
www.BeachesApartments.com.
ATLANTIC BCH/ MAYPORT- 2BR/1BA,
4-plex apt. 1 year lease, $600/mo+ depos-
it.91 Stanley Rd. (904)294-8054.
ATLANTIC BEACH
2BR/1,5BA townhouse, ceramic tile floors,
CH&A, WDHU, 1.5 blocks to Ocean. 1st,
last, deposit. lyr. lease. $975/mo.
Donna Ross Real Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
OCEANVIEW. 1BR/1BA. This won't last
WDHU, ceramic tile, walk-in closet, light &
bright. No smoking, no pets. 1820 North
First St., Jax Beach. $700/mo. Accent
Properties. 721-7822, ask for Jan.
ATLANTIC BCH, beautiful 2BR/ 2.5BA, 2
blocks to Town Square/ 4 blocks to beach.
Frplc., -washer/ dryer incl. $1125/mo.
(904)742-6423


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" Unfurnished Homes Dolphin Blvd PV 3BR/2BA, home has Unfurnished Condos
SPonte Vedra bytheSea- PV5BR/3.5BA, garage, fenced yard, new carpet, fresh paint. Smnimmerhouse PV
i fabulous home, 3 car garage, fenced $1400/mo. Newly renovated, new carpet, baths,
Backyard, screened porch. $2950/mo. Innlet Beach PV 2BR/2BA, home on kitchen, tile and great amenities.
SSawgrass P.C. PV 3BR/2.5BA, home lagoon, fresh paint, new tile & carpet, 2 car 1BR/IBA, Villa $1000/mo
has screened in pool, den or office, garage. $1400/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $1175/mo.
$ hardwood floors. $2500/mo. 36th Avenue S. JB 2BR/2BA, duplex gr ./., in .
114 18th Avenue N JB 3BR/3 5BA, w/screened porch, garage, vaulted ceilings. The 2BR/2BA, second floor,
Sewer townhome, 1/2 block to bch, $1400/mo. new carpet, garage, east ofAA. $1050/mo.
balcony w/ocean view, garage. $2200/mo. Magnolia Street NB 2BR/1BA, second floor Villas at Marsh Landing JB
SMarsh View SPV 4BR/4BA, end unit duplex, blockto beach, plus den. $1150/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor, w/garage,-
, w/elevator, 2800 SF, beach access, Furnished Homes screened porch and fireplace. $1050/mo.
attached garage. $2200/mo. The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor Palms at Marsh Landing JB
38 17th Street AB 3BR/2.5BA, three condo, east of A1A, garage, 1 mo. min. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top end unit,,
story townhome, newly renovated, 1/2 $1350/mo: screened porch, fireplace. $1400/mo.
' block to bch, garage. $1895/mo. Ocean Orande SPV 3BR/3BA. Condo, Grand Cay Villas PV 3BR/2BA, 3rd.
Quail Point PV 3BR/3BA. Home has luxuriously furnished, screened porch, across floor, vaulted ceilingsls, tile floors, upgrades
Screened porch, decks, wood floors, golf from ocean. $3000/mo. thru-out. $1425/mo.
S course views. $1750/mo. Intracoastal West 922 Stt JB B BA, d
Solano Cay PV 3BR/2.5BA, Two story LakeCrest Southside 2BR/2BA, ground treet B 2BR/2 ron
home, new carpet, two car garage, fresh floor condo, attached garage, all new floor, attached garage, porch, newer
C paint, fireplace, screened porch. $1750/mo. appliances.& upgrades. $950/mo. building. $1800/mo.
Sawgrass PV 3BR/2BA, home has two Point Meadows Gate Pkwy 2BR/2BA, 4th -
S car garage, fireplace, recently updated. floor condo, elevator, great condition, screened P REIMAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
$1600/mo. porch. $950/mo. Property Management
L'aibium PV 3BR/2BA home w/tile floors, Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo, Shannon Smith
fireplace, screened porch, garage $1600/mo. all appliances, great amenities. $1050/mo. (904) 285-5640
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OPEN HOUSE, FSBO, So. Jax Bch
Home. Jan. 7th & 8th, 12-4pm. 3/2,
1824sf, backyard is Sunshine ParkI 3017
St. Johns Blvd. (904)270-2073.
MAYO CLINIC. Marshfront/canal Home
overlooking intracoastal waterway.
3BR/3BA2-car, screened porch, 85'x170'
lot. $349,500. Independent Brokers.
710-3111.
NEW WATERFRONT COMMUNITY
WATERSEDGE HARBORTOWN
Watersedge at Harbortown will include 20
high-end 4-story Mediterranean-style town
homes with private courtyard and roof-top
terrace. The option to purchase a 50ft.
boat slip in your front yard. Only 4 leftll
Prices starting at $1,088,900. Margi Petitt,
Top Producer, Lifestyles Realtor,
(904)571-9821.
FSBO, ATLANTIC Bch., 3BR/2BA,
concrete block, w/detached garage, shop.
Close to schools, base, beaches.
247-9403, 725-9037.
INTERCOASTAL WEST on lake. 3/2/2,
1893sf, built 1998, new carpet & paint,
$249,500 OBO. Independent Brokers,
710-3111.
ITS A STEAL
Beaches area 2BR $120,000. Hurry call
Kay. 553-5019. Magnolia Properties.
INTRACOASTAL WEST. Sutton Lakes,
2-story, 4BR/2.5BA, 2818sf, lakefront
Beautyl Concrete block, glassed sunroom
& screened room. $319,900. WORLD
GOLF VILLAGE AREA. Murabella, new
4BR/4BA, bonus room, 3135sf, huge cor-
ner lot, stucco & stone construction, open
kitchen, luxury master suite.. $495,000.
Really Executives. 273-3939. David,
955-0776.



Old
Atlantic
Beach
328 10th Street, lot 85 x
140, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
hardwood floors.
Walk to the beach!
$729,000

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EAST OF A1A. Very Large 1BR/2BA, lully
furnished, washer/dryer included. 1 Block
to Beach $245,000. Call Mark, 591-6976.
Tne Dilworth Realty Group of Vanguard
GMAC
SAWGRASS BEACH Club Villa, rare find,
updated, $299,900. 962-6876 .
CONDO- JAX Beach 2BR/2BA. fireplace,
garage, firsl floor. $215,000. 993-9191
THE PALMS AT MARSH LANDING, 3BR
2BA. ground floor unit, washer/ dryer,
pool, gated. $259.900. Signature Really
241-5221 ext 106.
1 BED'1 Dbah, 5 slar condos, summer-
nouse phase II. fireplace, on goll course.
$185K (904)534-4848.
SOUTHSIDE. II Villagio, 1st floor,
,3BR/2BA, 1734sfi 1-car,: garage.
S$352,900. Poinl Meadows Place, lop floor,
2BR/2BA, 1112sl, assigned parking. Con-
venient to all club-facilities, pool view.
$171.900. Campfield, 'new, luxury, 2nd
floor. 2BR/2BA. 1126sf, assigned parking,
$179 900. Realty Executives, 273-3939.
David, 955-0776.
OCEANFRONT
OLD ATLANTIC BEACH. Walk to Town
Center. 2BR/2BA. Granie counlenops,
stainless appliances, completely renovat-
ed, 1300sl. $525,000. 294-6094..


JAX BEACH. 525 12th Ave. N., 5 blocks
to ocean, completely remodeled
3BR'2BA. concrete block; new roof, hard-
wood floors, granile couner-rops, new ap-
iiances, new Trane A'C. Large fenced
backyard. $349,900. Call 247-4442
Assist 2 Sell.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 66 West 9th Sr
3BR'2BA. Viardwood'lile floors $187.900.
Call 270-8416 OCEANFRONT CONDO.
3BR'2BA The Cloisler Allantic Beach
$949.00i0 Cal 553.4215. elp U-Sell
Marsh View R.E. 19041620-0144.
PRESTIGIOUS PABLO Bay Executive. 2-
slory, 4BR.3BA.2-car, on lake. Tons of up-
gradesl 2400sf 5469k. 327-0558.
www.candlerhomes.com
,DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA w/screened porch and
garage. 2BR/1BA upstairs wifenced yard
and slorage shed 745 S 51n SI. JB
$330.000 190r41591-3348
LEASE-PURCHASE. Inlracoastal West,
North Keman. 3BR/2BA/2-par, great room,
fireplace, on lake, new paint &. carpet.
$249,500. Terms. Independent Brokers.
710-3111.

PERFECT SOUTH BEACH
3/2 near school, hospnal, parks, gollt
1811SF. 5368K
ATL BCH LOTS $249,000
East of Seminole, 50x100. BUILD your
dream home
FLORIDA RLTY USA 246-0000.
BRICK HOME near schools and each.
-IBR/2BA. comer lot wtruit trees.
249-0314
ATTENTION BUYER'S & SELLERS
Free inventory repons. condo's and
homes. Call Kay 553-5019 Magnolia
Properties. kayhewings'@bellsouth net.
NEWER, CUSTOM bull. pnvale, ocean-
front home with high dune views of the
ocean and Inrracoaslai Waterway. Approx.
4458. si, 5BR./4.5BA, den. ofce. Ilie and
hardwood floors. lormal living ana dining.
ool and spa. screened lana, with nor tub,
lush andscaping and loaded $2,750 000.
Pnyllis Starnes 904-476-SOLD. RE/MAX
Coastal Real Estate. www.psiaires com


TOWNHOUSE, 2BR/1.5BA, No pets or
smoking. CH&A, WDHU. 414 4th Street
North. $800/mp. 249-0370,703-3626.
WATERFRONT RENTAL 2BR/2BA
Townhouse. $850/mo. 1 mile west of May-
port ferry. 733-5225, 241-RENT.
MOBILE HOMES. $500 to $550, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH 3 blocks to ocean. 1
bedroom bungalow, all utilities included,
use of pool and outdoor heated jacuzzi,
$695/mo. Call Robin. 246-2203.
MARSH LANDING, 2BR/2BA, garage,
kitchen appliances & washer/dryer,
screened porch. $1100/mo. 249-8875.
ATLANTIC BCH 3 blocks to ocoean. Lg
2BR 1.5BA, $1000/mo. 631-8099.
PONTE VEDRA- Court Towrihome. Spa-
cious 2BR/2.5BA. Flexible terms from
$875/mo. 614-2782.
PONTE VEDRA Bch: luxurious 2BR/2BA,
golf to lake view.' Brand new with 5-star
amenities $1195/mo. Jax Beach:
2BR/1BA oceanview$900. 233-4545.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse &
2BR/2BA Condo. Woffcreek, (Beach
Blvd.). All amenities. $1100/mo. each.
651-8114.
JAX BCH, 2/2, upper, carpet, ceramic tile,
WDHU, front porch, 2 blocks from ocean.
$1000/mo. TDO Management Services.
246-1125.
BLOCK TO beach 2BR/1BA, upstairs,
WDHU, new CH&A, new carpet, new
paint, 126 8th Ave. South. No pets.
724-6335.
JAX BEACH. 2BR/1BA downstairs. 1
Block' Ocean, WDHU, $850/mo.+
$300/dep. Military discount. Small pets
OK. 1724 North ist Street, #1. 708-0731.
S. JAX BCH i & 2 BR APTS
CH'A. WDHU. East of 1st St. $650-
$795/mo. 241-RENT.
2BR/2BA townhouse w/den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR & kit. Skylights; deck, CH/A,
WDHU, new carpet & tile, Corian counter-
tops. $1000/mo, $700/dep. No pets. 102
Poinsettia St., Atl Bch. 241-2624.
HOUSE FOR RENT
Available immediately! 3BR/2BA home in
beautiful Fiddler's Marsh in Ponte Vedra.
Fully carpeted Ihru-out.: Top school
district. Includes tennis & pool with short
run to beach. $1295/mo. plus deposit,
references required. Call Days 403-9297
or 502-2840, Evenings 285-8325.
OCEANFRONT
3BR/3BA, large office. Neplune Beach
Large Oceaniront deck, newly renovaled,
washer/dryer, C&/A. Pnvate setting
$2100/mo 294-6094
WINTER RENT Special 1st MONTH
FREE w/approved credit. Jax Beach, east
of 3rd Walk to Ocean. 2BR/1.5BA Town-
Shome. $1050/mo. Clean, new paint. 242-
9195.
1BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean, 4th St. S.
$475/mo. (904)891-0606 or (352)478-
2161.
SHADY & Quiet, 1BR/ 1BA, close to
Base. Water, electric, & pest control in-
cluded, $550/mo. Small pet OK. 247-
4221..
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1651 Coquina Place.
Private, 1BR, 1/2 block to Ocean, large \
deck/yard, new carpet/tile floors. No
pets. $750/mo. Credit check. No
washer/dryer. (904)803-3072.
JAX BCH, 116 13th,Ave N., 2BR/1BA, up-
stairs, CH&A, $985/mo, +utilities. Avail.
Feb. 472-3699.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA. 2 Blocks to
OCEAN. CH&A, $825/mo 407 South 2nd
Street. 616-2871.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 Block Irom Ocean
Small 1BR/1BA, some utililies included.
$600/mo.+ dep. Call after 3pm. 514-4229
Owner/Droker.
NEPTUNE BEACH, one block'to ocean,
2BR/1BA, 1 year lease, NO pets, 800sf.,
includes W/D, $1000'mo. .$1000/sec
dep. 918 A First Street, between Bay &
Pine. Call 246-8970 or 591-1218.


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NORTH JAX Beach, efficiency $485/mo,
1BR $585/mo.', 1 block from ocean, pool.
No pets. 249-5368.
OCEANVIEW STUDIO, barber, all elec-
tric, light & bright. Must Seel 1822 N. 1st.
St., Jax Bch. Private off-street parking. No
smoking, no pets. $525/mo. Accent Prop-
erties. 721-7822 ask for Jan.
ATLANTIC BEACH Duplex. 2BR/1.5BA,
washer/dryer, hot tub, fenced yard. Near
Town Center. $975/mo. (904)269-7550.

GREAT OCEAN VIEW
1 BR, one block to beach, large balcony,
ceramic tile floors, WDHU, walk-in closet.
$825/mo. Ocean View, 160 7th Avenue N.
993-2555 www.BeachesApartments.com


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JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4th Street North,
downstairs apartment. CH&A, completely
remodeled, no pets. $800/mo. +$750/dep.
(904)504-0709.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 2-story, 2BR/2.5BA+
loft. Selva Lakes. Beautiful lakeview.
Vaulted ceilings, plush carpeting, wallpa-
per throughout, fireplace, 2-car garage.
Washer/Dryer on 2nd floor for conven-
ience. Call 861-4636 and press 61190 for
more Information. $1400/mo.+ security.
JAX BEACH. 2BR. Apartment, near
Ocean. CH&A, WDHU, no pets,
$795/mo.+ $400/dep. 246-3130.
PVB Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA, no smoking,
no pets, Great for roommates. $900/mo.
(321)795-1056, (321)255-5281.


123 8thAve. N. Jax Beach 1/1 1000
14341 Coral Reef 'Jax/SanPablo 2/2 ,1008
517 Grand Reserve Jax/Hodges Blvd 2/2 1150
226 Windswept Circle Neptdne Beach 1/1.5 +loft 1200
234 Belleza Ponte Vedra, 2/2 1156
513 Ocean Links Ponte Vedra '2/2 1100
1134Belleza Ponte Vedra 2/2 1150
936 Ocean Links Ponte Vedra 2/2 1100
107 Willow Pond Ponte Vedra 2/2 1450
1702 Villas of Marsh Landing Jax Beach 3/2 1300
403 TournamentRoad Ponte Vedra/Fairfield 2/2 1200
748 Marsh Cove Lane Ponte Vedra 3/2 + loft 1650,
165 Cabrillo Lane Ponte Vedra 3/2 1700
126 La Pasada Cir N. Ponte Vedra ,, 3/2.5 1620
623 10" Place South Jax Beach 3/2 1335
47 Players Club Villa Ponte Vedra/TPC 2/2 1500
I10Nautilus Way PonteVedra/TPC 3/2 '".1" a ^
134 Willow Pond' Ponte VdrSi' iiSras-T -373- -T 93
49 Jefferson Avenue Ponte Vedra 3/2 1800
757 Sandy Oaks Ponte Vedra 3/2 1525
4448 Pebblebrook Drive Jax/Riverbrook @ GlenKemai 3/2 1860
42 Northgate Ponte Vedra/Sawgrass CC 3/2 2000
746 Spinnakers Reach PonteVedra/SawgrassBeach Club 2/2 1644
121 Oakview Circle PonteVedra/ThousandOaks 3/2 2100
33.13 Lighhouic Pnnlie Lane Ja& Beach 3/3 2144
2001 Windjarmmer Ln South Ponte Vedra '3/3.5 + ofc 3009
S543 Rutile Drive Ponte Vedra 3/2 2100
529 Sunset Drive Ponte Vedra .3/2.5 2900
806 Pelican Point Jax Beach 3/2 '1550
211 Mira Vista Atlantic Beach 3/2 ', 1850
113 Lake Julia Drive North Ponte Vedra/Sawgrass CC 3/3 + loft 2800
703 The Landmark Jax Beach 3/2 | 1829
224 LaurelLane Ponte Vedra/Plantation 3/4.5 3361


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$1150 33 N. Roscoe Blvd Ponte Vedra 1 + den+
$1200 Beach Club Vdlas Sawgrass Beach Club Efficiency
$1300/wk 618 Surf Villas Sa grass Beach Club 1/1:
$1400 57 Colony Ponle Vedra 2/2
$1500/wk 2503,S.PontVeidra(SPECIALRATE) S. Ponte Vedra, 4/2
$1600/wk The Retreat Ponte Vedra/Oceanfront 2/2
$1950 504 Southshore Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront 3/2
$2000 318 Deer Run Sawgrass/Country Club 3/3
$2200 A2 Beach House Ponte Vedra Blvd. 3/2
$2300 ,104 Willow Pond Saw grass/Country Club 3/2
$2300 76 Players Club Villas Sawgrass/TPC 3/3
$2500/wk The Aquillas Jax Beach/Oceanfront 3/3
$2500/wk 728 Oceanfront Nept. Bch/Oceanfront 3/2.5 i.game
$2700/wk 2824 Coastal Hwy Vilano Beach/Oceanfront 6/4
$2900/mo 4160 Castal Hwy. (SPECIALRATE) Vilanb Beach/Oceanfront3/2
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ATLANTIC BEACH, Spacious 4BR/2.5BA,
1800sf. $1395/no. Call (904)382-1023.
JAX BEACH: beautiful, 4BR/3.5BA/2-car
garage, granite, 2800sf, $1999/mo.
496 upper 8th Ave. So. Call 534-2120.
JAX BEACH, 14 35TH Ave. So.,
3BR/1.5BA. Close to Beach. Clean, qui-.
et. (904)803-6834, 424-5333.
ATLANTIC BEACH OCEANSIDE Town-
house, 3BR/3.5BA,. 2450sf, double ga-
rage, pool, $2200/mo; 247-1270.
JAX BEACH 2800sf, 4BR/3.5BA, tile,
granite, 2-car garage. 496 Upper 8th Ave
So., $1999/mo. Available February. Call
534-2120.
PVB, 3BR/2BA, 3 car garage, great water-
view, guarded community, pool, tennis,
exercise, all appliances. $2400/mo.
(904)273-0277.
JAX BEACH. 3BR/1.5BA, 1316 Pinewood
Rd., WDHU, hardwood floors, fenced;
$1200/mo. 396-7171, 655-5227.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 3BR/2BA, WDHU,
garage, no pets. West of Mayport Rd.
334-3128.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 Blocks
to Ocean. $1300/mo: 710-5200.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Nice 3BR/2BA. Appli-
ances, WDHU, fenced yard. $1100/mo.
591-2683.
ICW. 3BR/2BA, 1700sf, 2-car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo. 651-8114.
BOATER'S DREAM. PVB Roscoe Water-
front. 4BR/3BA, 3700sf, screened pool,
boat house, jet ski lift. $3200/mo. Realty
Executives, 273-3939. David, 955-0776.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Oak Harbor,
3BR/2BA, renovated, garage, community
boat ramp. $1100/mo. 241-2261.


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BEAUTIFUL HOME On Golf Course,
Windsor Park. 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
993-4140, Lobri.
BOATER'S DREAM, 2BR/2.5BA, water-
front townhopse at the Moorings, Jax Bch.
Newly renovated,new appliances, washer/
dryer. $1800/mo. Includes 50 ft boatslip.
Call 424-6572.

*SQUEAKY CLEAN*
ATL BCH, ail new inside appliances tool
3BR/1BA + XL utility room, WDHU, large
fenced yard. $1050/mo. Discount with A+
references 476-7607.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1BA, carport,
WDHU, 1000sf., large fenced yard, open
floor plan, $950/mo. TDO Management
Services. 246-1125.
63 FORRESTAL Circle South, A.B.
$1200/mo., 3BR/2BA, corr.p;;tely remod-
eled Beach cottage, close to Ocean.
Granite countertips, hardwood floors, new
carpet & paint, tile showers. Beautiful yard
in nice, quiet neighborhood. Debra,
234-7725.

VILLAGES OF PABLO 3BR/eBA CH&A,
fenced yard, 'kitchen-equipped, screened
porch, fireplace, community club,
$1200/mo. No pets, no smoking.
(407)290-3222..
JAX BEACH North. Clean 3BR/2BA,
2-car garage, fenced yard, carpet, ceramic
tile. Holly Drive. Quiet neighborhood.
$1300/mo.+ deposit. 614-5278.


LARGE HOUSE 3/4 bedrooms, 30ft from
ocean, partially furnished, no dogs,
$2500/mo. water included. (904)249-3419
& (904)463-0222.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse, 2025
Seminole Rd. 2BR/2BA, 1/2 block to
Ocean. Loft office, cathedral ceiling, great
deck, garage, washer/dryer. $1450/mo.
813-2430,246-5520.
3BR/2BA HOME, Courtyards of Mayport,
2559 Americas Cup Circle E. $1100/mo.
+deposit. (904)591-3348.
ATL BCH 3BR 2BA plus garage. $995/mo.
514-1090.
BEACHES: 3 OR 5BR; walk to beach, ja-
cuzzi, from $1495. 233-4545.
3BR/1BA, SHORT walk to ocean, conven-
lent location. $1500/mo. 568-8700.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 3BR/2BA, living/fami-
ly rooms, hardwood floors, 2-car garage,
H&A, totally remodeled. 4 Blocks to
Beach. $1500/mo. 333-8462.
PONTE VEDRA, Fairfield,, 2200sf.,
3BR/2.5BA, gated, tennis, pool.
$1800/mo. (904)910-7036.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA, 1400sf,
new construction garage, W/D, fireplace,
dishwasher, nice yard. $1149/mo.
608-2579.
AZALEA POINT IN PVB
3BR 2BA Executive home in gated com-
munity. Berber carpet, wood & stone floor-
ing, fireplace. Incl. tennis, pool, clubhouse,
lawn care & W/D. No smoking. $2100/mo.
Available 2/1/06.' (904)223-2933 or
(904)994-1094.

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE, ceramic tile
floors, CH&A, laundry room, patio, fenced
yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets, $950 deposit,
$900/mo. 2104 Bay Rd. Neptune Bch.,
993-1114 or 270-1284.
PVB, L'ATRIUM, waterfront, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, amenities include pool/ tennis.
$1250/mo. includes lawn 'service.
285-9884. Available immediately.
SAWGRASS. GOLF Course. 2BR/2BA,
2-car garage, huge 'den, huge lot, pool.
$1200/mo. 307-2241.
NEPTUNE BCH large 2BR/2BA, 4 blocks
to beach, washer dryer, fireplace, pool,
hardwood, CH&A, quiet neighborhood.
$1295/mo. .+ deposit. (904)610-7267.
564 Hopkins Street.
NEP BCH 3Br 1.51BA charming beach
home. Fenced backyard,will accept small
pets,. Avail. 1/14, $1150/mo. Call 465-
7186.
BEACH AREA ICW. 3BR/2BA, furnished,
clean, 2-car garage. $1250/mo. 673-4570.
PONTE VEDRA- Solano Cay, 3/2, deck
on pond. Pels with approval. Avail Jan 1'
$1400/mo. 285-4530
JAX BCH, 3/2, 1350st. LR/ DRI Den. Kit
w/ tile floor, B'fast bar, W/D conn 2 car
gar., $1300/mo. TDO Management Serv-
ces 246-1125. '
NEAR OCEAN, 3BR/1BA. Lease, referen-
ces required. 218 4th Ave. South.
$1100/mo. (904)221-4134.



3BR/2BA, GATED condo, JTB/ Hodges,
all amenities, W/D, fireplace, garage.
$1250/mo. 382-7606.
NEW 2BR/2BA condo in PVB, brand new
appliances, and loads of cabinets and
amenities in gated community. $1250/mo.
or $1400/mo w/garage. Call today at
249-2840.
SUMMERHOUSE PVB, first floor
1BR/1BA, fireplace, all resort-type ameni-,
Sties. Avail. 1/15/06. $900/mo. 904-379-
3495.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1BA, LR/DR
combo, WDHU, breakfast, bar, fireplace,
$575/mo. TDO Management Services.+
246-1125.
A -lfBNT CONDO. Soulh ,Jax
each. 1BRfuished: Lqong ;prshrctei
$1100/mo. Will.rent unfrniished wit long
term lease. 403-1695.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Oceanfront,
3BR/2BA, $3900/mo. (859)268-2827.
PVB FAIRFIELD- on Lake large 3/2
Townhouse. garage, fireplace, gated.
Available 2/01706, $1500/mo + deposit.
703-5773.
OCEANVIEW 1BR condo near First Street
Grill. Pool .Unfum. $850/mo. plus 1 mo
dep. 247-8916 after 6pm.
PV, MARSH Cove, 2BR/2BA, fireplace,
screened-porch. Avail. 1/31/06. $900/mo.
+deposit. 273-6428.
PVB, SAWGRASS. 3BR/2BA on water.
Fireplace, garage; pool. .$1600/mo.
280-3518. ,
PVB. BELLEZA, 2BR/2BA, first floor,
gated community. Newly remodeled.
$1100/mo. (904)868-5876.
I FREE RENT!
With 1 yr. lease and Jan. move-in! Beach-
es, 2BR/2BA, master suites, like new, gat-
ed community, lakefront, many extras.
$1200/mo; 382-6145. '
PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
caes, washer/dryer, many amenities.
$1 085/m., 472-0914.
PVB- GRAND CAY, 2/2, W/D, gated, gym,
pool. $1100/mo. 285-9324.
PONTE VEDRA 1BR/1BA, 2-story. Gated,
amenities, resort atmosphere. $1050/mo.
998-9148.
NEP BCH, 2/2.5 Townhome, firepalce,
fenced yard, garage, wdhu, community
pool. $1300/mo, 571-5517.
PVB, BELLEZA, 1BR 1BA, newly remod-
eled, new appliances, $890/mo, reduced
deposit. (904)318-7271.
SUMMER HOUSE CONDO, 2BR/2BA,
gated, many amenities. $1200/mo.:Signa-
ture Realty, 241-5221 x106.


DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA. 2268 Mayport
Rd, #158. $800/mo. Call Doug, 571-5083.
2 MOBILE homes in Mayport, lovely set-
ting. 1BR $550/mo., 2BR $700/mo.'
708-4022.


OCEAN PARK SUITES
Luxury furnished 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites
High Quality King Beds.
Equipped Kitchens.
2nd Street & 5th Ave. South.
www.oceanparksultes.com
(904)318-0044 / 249-0767.

OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
904-249-8269.
SHORT TERM: large house, 30/ft from
ocean, fully equipped, sleeps 10, no dogs,
$950/wk, $3000/mo. 463-0222 or
249-3419.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
OCEANFRONT. 1 Bedroom. Weekly or
monthly. Pool. (904)463-7343.
OCEANFRONT CONDOS & Beach
homes. Weekly/monthly. Visit us at:
jaxbeachrental.com or 535-3911 or
535-3828.
WINTER RENTAL: Jan, Feb, March.
3BR/2BA, 1 block to ocean. $1200/mo +-
utilities. 233-3939.



2BR/1.5BA, 5 blocks to beach, 'W/D, ca-
ble, $400/mo.+ half utilities +$300/dep.
234-0158.
NEPTUNE BEACH Rooms, 2 blocks to
Ocean, furnished, unfurnished. $525-
$725/mo+ utilities. 521-8473.
CHRISTIAN WOMAN will share home,
Will have own unfum. 2BR 1BA, private
entrance. & kit. priv. 2ml, from base.
$550/mo Incl. util., $200/dep. Call 743-
4093.


ICW Pro F to hare beautiful home, very
close to beach, shopping and schools.
NO SMOKERS. 221-4224.
ROOMMATE TO share. 2BR 1BA w/
oceanview, $580/mo.'split util. 887-2287.
AB HOME near Town Center, 1.5 blocks
from beach, 2/1, $650/mo incl. util. 859-
3881.


3 'BLOCKS to ocean. Neptune Bch. OP-
PORTUNITY studio room with a view, use
of the household in exchange for help with
maintaining the estate; people, property
and plants, use of pool and outdoor heat-
ed jacuzzi. Caregiving qualities would be a
good plus, $50 per week utilities included.
246-2203.


PRIME LOCATION, Jax Beach, 500sf,
utilities included. 285-5566, leave msg.


JAX BEACH. 2000sf Storefront, on South
3rd St. (A1A). Available 4/1/06.
$3000/mo.+ $700 CAM. 1433/1439 South
3rd St. 708-0731.


2 PURE White cats, bro/sis, spayed/neu-
tered, 6yrs. old, indoor/outdoor. Litter box
trained. 982-6822.
RETIRED COUPLE will babysit your pets,
house, elderly or babies. 307-6833.


AUSTRALIAN BLUE Heeler Puppies, born
,Nov. 19, 2005, $150. 249-9324 Iv msg.
LABRADOODLE PUPS. Males, beautiful
jet-black, wavy coats. Healthy, all shots,
6mos. Parents AKC. $650. 241-7842.


MALE YORKIE (RUSS) HAS BEEN
FOUND Thanks to everyone who helped
Sin finding him.

FOUND GRAY Cat. Fluffy, declawed. Pla-
za and Mayport Rd. Call 234-8612.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
FOUND -PAPILLON, small female, brown.
Call 318-0876 to claim.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified@beachesleader.com


DIVORCE $275-$350 Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! Excludes
govt. feel Call weekdays (800)462-2000
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977.
ARRESTED- NEED A LAWYER? All'
Criminal Defense. Felonies, Misdemean-
ors, Domestic Violence, DUI, Wrongful
Death. "Protect Your Rights". A-A-A Attor-
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hours, 7 days.
ACCIDENT VICTIMS all accident & injury
claims. Automobile bike/ boal/ bus, ani-
mal biles, workers corpensalion, wrong-
fui death, nursing home injunes. A-A-A At-
torney Reirenal Service (888)733-5342.


AUCTION NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self Storage Facility Act", Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothing, personal items and
household goods of:
Shannon. L, Gillen, Jax Beach, F547,
lO 20. lires martresses. ,,
Dairyi L Jdhnsbr,.' Mb'~t,;'C386, 10<15,
-r.is. boxes washer. dryer, lumiture.
Paula Reynolds. Atlantic Beach. C329,
10x10, misc. boxes, household goods.
Milton T Cox Jr., Sarasota, B288, 10x20,
misc. boxes.
David & Kristina Smith, Atlantic Beach,
B261, 5x15, misc. boxes.
Gregory Griswold, Jacksonville, B248,
5x5, misc. boxes.
Sherena Slaughter, Atlantic Beach, B223,
5x10 misc. furniture.
Latrice Narcisse, Atlantic Beach, B204,
5x10, washer, dryer,-misc. boxes.
Walter 0 Lipscomb, Atlantic Beach, B202,
5x10, misc. boxes.
Melissa D Bishop-Maury, Atlantic Beach,
B160, 10x10, misc. boxes, household
goods
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
10:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2006 to
satisfy lien(s) for past due rent(s) cost and
fees. Disposition will take place at: Pan
Am Mini Storage, 2383 Mayport Rd., At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233. Pan Am Mini
Storage reserves the right to reject any
and all bids and establish minimum bids to
compensate lor all costs
BL 12/21/05, 1/4/06


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
Beach Body Towing Co., Inc. g;ves
Notice of Foreclosure ol Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on January 25, 2006,
9:00 am at 922 7th Ave S., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250-4208, pursuant to sub-
secton 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
Beach Body Towing Co; Inc. reserves the
right to accept or reject anyand/or all bids.
Cash only, day of sale. No warranties, ti-
ties or guarantee or lilies. "As is".
1B4FK4430KX683602 1989 Dodge
1FAFP13P1WW258432 1998 Ford
1FALP52U5TG251054 1996 Ford
1FAPP6243PH175700 1993 Ford
1G2NE55D1SC766941 1995 Pontiac
1G8ZJ5273SZ232483 1995 Saturn
1GCCS14ROP0126018 1993'Chevrolet
1GHDX03EXVD246293 1997 Oldsmobile
1 P3BM18D1 JY210748 1988 Plymouth
1 P3ES47C8SD256390 1995 Plymouth
2B3HD46T5VH770375 1997-Dodge
2B7GB11X8RK566235 1994 Dodge
2B7GB1 3R2CK181436 1982 Dodge
2FABP74F9KX152669 1989 Ford
2FALP74W1PX170692 1993 Ford
4S2CY58V054324200 1995 Isuzu
JM1GD2229J1557577 1988 Mazda
NC5651178 Huffy
WDBCA35D6HA352818 1987 Mercedes-
Benz
WPOAA0924HN451095 1987 Porsche
BL 1/4/06


The Board ofAppeals for t City of Nep-
tune Beach, Florida will hold a Special
Public Hearing on Wednesday January
18, 2006 at 7:00 p.m., In the Neptune
Beach Municipal Building, 116 First Street,
to consider the following:
V06-01: Variance request of Mr. Paul
LoBrutto for the property located at 1901-
1907 First Street.to the existing lot size,
south side yard, rear yard, impervious sur-
face and proposing to vary Section 27-
235(5). The request is to add 7 foot wide
docks in lieu of the allowable 4 foot into a
required rear yard.
V06-02: Variance request of Mr. Jeffrey
Lingerfelt and Angela Ricci for the proper-
ty located at 636 Camellia Terrace Drive
to the existing north side yard. The re-
quest is for an addition to a non-conform-
ing single family dwelling.
Appeal of an administrative decision as
outlined in section 27-453 for subdivision
of a lot. The request for appeal is made by
Ms. Nicole Habl of 119 Margaret Street.
(Tabled from the Dec. meeting.)
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpose he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings are made,
which record included the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
In accordance With the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
In this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's office no later than 5:00 p.m., the
day of the meeting.
BOARD OF APPEALS
NEPTUNE BEACH, FLORIDA
I 01 /0n=om


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF NEPTUNE BEACH
Notice is hereby given that the Planning
and Development Review Board for the
City of Neptune Beach will hold a monthly
meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday,
January 17, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Council Chambers. 116 First Street, Nep-
tune Beach, Florida. The following is the
on the agenda:
PDRB06-01 Application for a Preliminary
Development Order for proposed addition
to Aqua East Surf Shop. The property is'
located 696 Atlantic Blvd. Variance .has
previously been granted.
V05-36: Variance request of Mr Louis
Stuart. Jr. for the property located at 203
Oceanfront & 101 Lemon Street proposing
to vary section 27-330(a)(1) height limita-
tion for walls. The request is to build 8 &
10 toot solid wall along the nonh property
line. This Is the same request thai was
previously presented to the Board in May
2005. (Tabled from the Dec meeting.)
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a. record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the tesbmony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the' Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 P. M. the
day of the meeting.
BL 01/03/06
AUCTION NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
'Self-Storage Facility Act' Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; The personal property
consisting of clothes, personal items and
hnjiiahnld gnnds of:_.- -_...
-ni ,oiililor ni '
Lorena Flores
Units 725 and Unit 403 Respectively
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2006, to
satisfy lien(s) for past due rent(s). Disposi-
tion will take place at: THE STORAGE
BIN, 1001 13th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250. THE STORAGE BIN
reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BL 12/30, 1/4/06


IF YOU aer interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
EARN DEGREE online from home. Medi-
cal, Business, Paralegal, Computers. Job
placement assistance. Computer & finan-
cial aid if qualify. (866)858-2121. www.on-
linetidewatertech.com

P.T. HELP WANTE t


ATRIA SAN Pablo now accepting applica-
tions for Weekend Receptionist. Saturday
& Sunday 9-5:30pm; Apply in'person at
14199 Wm. Davis Pkwy., Jacksonville.
(904)821-9900.
NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are Intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings, No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment Informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.


ANIMAL LOVER to demonstrate premium
pet food on weekends. Must be sales driv-
en, neat, & have reliable transportation.
4hrs. per day, $11/hr.. Areas: St. Johns
Town Center, The Avenues & Regency.
Call 800-939-7387 x330.
XRAY TECH or RN/ LPN/ MA with BMO,
P/T. Fax resume to (904)285-7442.
RECEPTIONIST, BEACHES Real Estate
Office. $10/hr, 15-20 hrs/wk. One week-
end day required. Fax resume: 247-9949.
MODELS WANTED for high quality fe-
male fashion photography. Good pay per
session. Experience not required.
(800)553-5135.
PRESS OPERATOR Needed for 2-color
RYOBI. Exerience required. 246-9162.
MUST LOVE DOGS. Dog walker/bather,
kennel cleaner, 20/hrs/wk. Some early
am, late pm, & weekend hrs. required.
Apply in person San Pablo Anim. Hosp.
13185 Atl. Blvd. 221-6783.

CURVES AT the Beach is accepting appli-
cations for fulV part-time positions. If you
are energetic, self-motivated and have a
enthusiastic personality and love to work
w/people. Apply at 1569 Atlantic Blvd. or
278 Solana Road.

NURSES (RN'S OR LPN'S)
Weekends only, 7pm-7am in our Health
Center at a premier Retirement Communi-
ty. Excellent work environment. Experi-
ence In geriatric care desired. Applications
available at Fleet Landing, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to .(904)246-9447; e-mail to:
Ojoba@fleetleanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.

RN WEEKEND SUPERVISOR


Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a 165-bed
skilled nursing and rehab facility seeks an
RN nursing supervisor to work every other
weekend. Candidate must have prior ex-
perience supervising nursing staff and the
ability to provide direct patient care. Excel-
lent organizational and communication
skills are also required. Avante offers ex-
cellent compensation and premium bene-
fits, including 401 (k). Please fax resume to
(904)249-8208, attention Myra Chartrand
or.apply in.person at: 1504 Seabreeze
Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
EOE www.avantegroup.com.





Self -Storage


Company

seeking PT storage
consultant. Qualified
applicants should
possess-strong sales,
customer service and
telephone skills.


Fax resume to
310-762-1317.or email
Jmabry@selfstoragesevicesic.com


TEACHER NEEDED for 2yr. old class-
room. Monday-Friday. Please call Direc-
tor, 246-0433.
JANITORIAL CLEANING
F/T OR P/T evenings. Beaches, South-
side, Westside. Must have transportation
and phone. Positions available. Start im-
mediately. 273-2761.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- Candi-
date must be highly motivated & organ-
Ized with ability to multi-task; strong writ-
ten and verbal communication skills. PC
proficient. Full or part-time. 3 yrs+ experi-
ence preferred. Fax resume to 904-246-
8615.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR- Beaches Re-
al. Estate/ Construction Company. Back-
ground should include experience with
Contracts, Closings, Bookkeeping and
Construction Administration. This position
needs someone who is dependable, inde-
pendent and able to integrate With a team.
All calls confidential. (904)591-5914.


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DRIVER- NOW hiring qualified drivers for
Central Florida local and national OTR po-
sitions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps. Great benefits, competitive pay
and new equipment. Need 2 years expen-
ence. Call Bynum Transport for your op-
portunity today; (800)741-7950.

WANTED' FOR Up & Coming Day Spa &
Salon located In Jax Beach. Experienced
Hairdressers & Nail Techs. Clientele pre-
ferred, but not required. Be a part of a win-
ning team from the get go. Call Karen at
434-1319.

CNA'S
FULLTIme, 3pm-11pm in Health Center.
Excellent benefits and working environ-
ment at premiere Retirement Community..
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
'Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
SMALL DEALERSHIP looking for parts
person and outside sales for new territory
upcoming for new year. Call for applica-
tion, (800)556-7577.
CYPRESS TRUCK Lines, Inc. Driver De-
signed Dispatch. FLA only/Flat Bed stu-
dents welcome. Home every weekend
Most nights (800)545-1351 www.cypres-
struck.com.
EXPERIENCED PAINTER. Product is pic-
ture frames & baby furniture. Water-based
spray painting. Chris, 246-0687. 725, At-
lantic Blvd., A.B.
BEACHES RESOURCE CENTER Sec-
retary needed at Beaches Resource Cen-
ter, Fletcher's Full Service School pro-
gram located on campus. Must be organ-
ized, able to multi-task, have good com-
puter and communication skills, and be
willing to join a team making a difference ::
in the beaches community. F/T position.
$8.17/hr. Weekdays. .Excellent benefits..
Fax cover letter and resume to Linda
Hemphill, site coordinator at 270-8202 or
e-mail llndah@uwnefl.org. Equal Opportu-
nity Employer. Drug Free Workplace.'
270-8200.

GRAPHIC ARTIST needed for fast-paced
Print company. Production experience a
plus. Fax resume to: 246-5201.
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED. Experience
with all aspects of Accounting including
general ledger and QuickBooks. Floors for
Windows a plus. Fax resume and salary
requirements to 247-9036.


SWIMMING POOL Construction. Top
pay & benefits. Palace'Pools. 998-1811,


LAWN CARE Technician. Growing route
w/established company. Excellent pay and
Benefits. No experience needed. Good
driving record, DFWP, Call 241-7874.

CARING TOUCH HOME CARE. Home
Health Aides needed, FT/PT. Call Carol
686-4276.

SALARY PLUS COMMISSION
Seeking former/ retired U.S. military er-
sonnel or outside sales representatives
with a proven track record to enlist men
and women into U.S. Army and Army Re-
serves. As an army civilian recruiter you
now have the opportunity to serve your
country and your community in helping to
defend this great nation or ours. Duties In-
clude telephone calls, area canvassing,
high school and college visits, and one-
on-one interviews with potential enlistees.
We provide the training and, resources
(computer, cell phone, government vehi-
cle) to be successful. Must possess excel-
lent computer skills and a current, valid
state driver's license with a good driving
record, pass'a background investigation
and drug test, and be willing to work flexi-
ble hours. Must be a self-starter that can
work under minimal supervision. Looking
for committed individuals that are career
oriented and willing to stay the course in
order to be a community based recruiter
that is known and networked within the
community. Email resumes, cover.letter
and references to readytorecruit@ar-
mycbr.com or fax to (270)351-8177. Ref-
erence Job No. 0506477.'
DENTAL ASSISTANT- BEACHES
FIT or P/T EDA and CDA not required, but
motivated. Some dental experience pre-
ferred. Will train if necessary. Call Dr. Ras'
office at 246-6431.
RECEPTIONIST. BUSY Real Estate Of-
fice. Computer experience helpful, not
necessary. One weekend day required.
$10/hr. Fax resume to: 247-9949.
BOOKKEEPER WITH Customer Service
skills. Strong Call Center, Financial,, and
Administrative skills. Multiple responslbill..
ties, working independently & as team
member in a last-paced environment. Pro-
ficient in QuickBooks Pro or equivalent.
Professional Appearance and outgoing
personality. Dynamic sales persona.
Beaches Location in small office with fami-
lyatmosphere. Email Resume, Including
Salary Requirements, to:
AHYB@bellsouth.net NO RESUMES
WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT SAL-
ARY REQUIREMENTS STATED.

*DRIVERS*
DO you want to loin a winning team. Don't
gel left out. Our driver's make $500-$700
per week Call 249-5151 ask lor Brian or
493-5250 ask tor Tim Collins


11655 Central Pkwy #313, Jax, FL TEACHERS & Assistants. FT/PT lor grow-
32224. ing childcare learning center. (Infants-
5yrs.) Must be patient, understand chil-
dren, and be'reliable. 1851 Beach Blvd
DRIVER- COVENANT Transport. Excel- 32250. 242-9645. EOE.'.


lent pay & benefits for experience nrv-
ers OO. solos, teams and Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses available. Refrigerated
now available. (888)MORE PAY (888-667-
3729).
FAST GROWING Jacksonville Beach gift-
ware company seeks FT Customer Serv-
ice Rep. Minimum 2 years CS and Data
entry experience. Detail oriented and ex-
cellent communication skills. MS Office
exp. required. 'Forward resumeto 904-
241-4006 or aderosier@ naturallife.net.
UPSCALE SALON in Ponte Vedra seek-
ing Stylist. Call 994-7408 or 887-7252
COOKS. PREP Cooks, Food & Bever.
age Supervisor. Immediate Openings.
249-9300.
IMMEDIATE OPENING for Marine Crew.
permanent positions slaying $10/hr
249.9300


NURSE. PIADIATRIC Oltice. Benefits Ex-
perience in riage & immunzalion. Beach-
es Fax resume to: 1904)241-9006


UTILITY CONSTRUCTION!
Benton-Georgia is looking for qualiieii
Natural "Gas Foreman, Operalor,l riWe b
ers, and labor to loin our expanding work-
lorce along the East Cenlral Coast. Hinng
oonus, good pay, benefits. Inleresled per-
sons please call 800-942-8180 x166. visit.
www.benton-georgia.com or tax resume
to- 678-303-2602.
CARPENTERS NEEDED. Must have own
tools and transportation. Call 449-1255


LABORERS, HELPERS, Skilled personnel
all types). Call 249-8147, or apply: 203
South 3rd Street, Jax Beach. Good pay &
benefits.
TRAY LINE SUPERVISOR
at Vicars Landing Ponte Vedra 10:45am -
7:15pm. Some weekends required. Excel-
lent pay and benefits Drug free work-
place. EOE Call 273-1734.
PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS and Assis-
lanis needed al The Red School House.
Call .249-9080:.. .
PRINTING COMPANY Hinng Press Oper-
ator. Graphic Designer. & Outside Sales.
514-1090. Fax 241-2029.,
TELEMARKETING
FULL OR parl time. Need great phone
skills & computer knowledge. Flexible
hours, dependable. Call 223-8512.
HANDYMAN. CONSTRUCTION and gen-
eral maintenance. 514-1090.
PONTE VEDRA Animal Hospial Is looking
for a Full lime Kennel Attendant. Monday-
Friday. some weekends (9041285-7924.
FRONT DESK Receplionlst ii6 holistic, In-
ternal medical office needeo.'Flill/Paflt-
IWme secretarial, clerical. and support of
M.D. -a unique seeing Experience re-
quired in answering phones. computer
skills, and communications and public re-
lations skills required. Must be enlhuslas-
lic, dependable, consistent, and an excel-
lent match. Fax resume with refs. -no
phone calls please. Persephone Healing
Arts Center, 904-246-3778.


Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
NANNY, GOOD Pay, PT/FT, days. Trans-
portation, references needed. 241-2723.
WE'RE LOOKING for the right person,
with strong design talents as well as edit-
Ing skills to work for The Beaches Leader
newspaper. The right person for this edito-
rial department position will bring fresh
Ideas and suggestions for news and fea-
ture presentations. Must be able to create
easy-to-read graphics and maps. You will
be expected to paginate pages quickly
and cleanly. Must be capable of producing
attractive newspaper pages. If you can't
forego drop shadows, big boxes of color
over text or the latest funky design d'jour
ideas, then this is not the position for you.
Must be comfortable in a newsroom as
some writing and editing likely to be re-
quired. Proficiency in Quark, Photoshop,
Illustrator' and Mac computer trouble-
shooting required. Send resume to
Kathleen Bailey, The Beaches Leader,
1114 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, Fl.
32250.
GARAGE DOOR installers and techni-
cians. Must have 6 months experience,
and truck in excellent shape. $20-$40 per
hour. Call Mark 237-5900.
WANTED: CARPENTERS & Helpers. Re-
modeling Ocean Edge Condos, Jax
Beach. 693-3130.
Floor Covering Sales Position. Experience
with floor sales and products. Computer
knowledge required. Fax resume to
247-9036.


ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable
transportation & references. $9-$11/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. FIT & P/T.
260-4915
FOR AN Experienced F/T or P/T Nanny,
who loves children, call MISS TONI,
247-2304.
CHILDCARE, HRS licensed. Retired Pre-
school Tehcher, 30 yrs. experience., pro-
vides a safe and secure, loving, nurturing
environment. Very personal and very pro-
fessional. My home off of Atlantic and
Hodges Blvd. in The Woods subdivision.
221-5110.
WILL PROVIDE day care in your home.
Experienced, nurturing, and dependable.
Beaches area, 568-2187.
WILL PROVIDE loving, fun, positive en-
viroment for your child. Beach area,
339-2412.



THE LOWEST -Prescription. Prices less
than Canada. Viagra $2.75/100mg, Fosa-
max $16.00/month, Advira $45.00. A bet-
ter deal than Medicare. Global Medicines,
American Physician owned. (866)634-
0720 www.globalmedicines.net.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com


KENMORE 2005, never used, Refrigera-
tor and Ultra Wash Dishwasher. Both
white. Cost $1300. Sell $750 for pair. Free
delivery. 904-509-3862.


FIRST CHOICE Home Improvements. TREADMILL- PROFORM Crosswalk, like
Needs skilled carpenters & tree climbers, new, folds up, $100. Call 246-4234 after
349-2628. 6pm.


TEAMSI $1000. sign bnus/ea. Approx
$1100/wk. 2yrs OTR, No DUI/DWI. Jax,
FL area. Excellent equipment Excellent'
lanes Great benefits Home weekends
'(888)216-0180; www.callcpc.com.
NOW HIRING drivers & helpers for local
moving company. Drivers must have clean
driving record, "A" or "B" CDL license.
DFWP. 241-2921.
FRAMING CARPENTERS, G.C. Superin-
tendent for established company: Drug
free work place, benefits. 241-2721.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER w/valid Flori-
da Driver's License Experience helpful,
but will train Good salary 8 benelils Ap-
ply at Surtslde Pools, 313 Beacn Blvd..
246-2666 or lax resume to: 249-8801.
e-mail: surfsldepools@aol.com

RN'S/ LPN'S/ CNA'S
All Shifts Availablel
Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a 165-bed
skilled nursing ana rehab center seeks
dedicated nursing professionals to provide
direct nursing care to residents. Music have
a valid Florida nursing license or CNA cer-
tificate. Avante has new salary rated, sign-
on bonuses and great benefits, including
401(k). For- .immediate consideration
please apply in person at: 1504 Seab-
reeze Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, FL
32250. E.O.E. www.avantegroup.com


BEACHES CAR Wash- full lime help
needed, Wages negonable. rips. Benefits
Avail. Apply.in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A
NEWSPAPER
PRESS OPERATOR?
BE A MEMBER OF THE
BEACHES #1 NEWSPAPER
TEAM.
Newspaper press operators are in de.
mand all over the country. This is your op-
portunity to leam this well-paying skill Irom
the ground up. We offer competitive start-
Ing pay, group medical, a 401k retirement
plan. and rapid advancement for a learn
player with a positive attitude and a desire
to learn.
Apply In person at: ,....
.The,Baap es Leader ,
Si.i l" H4 Beah Blvd, Jax BcA


AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
Installed for $899. 249-8877:
MINNKOTA- TROLLING Motor 65 Ib.24V
50' shaft. Bow Mount. 1-1/2 yrs. old. Still
under warranty, $300 OBO. 246-4104.
USED KITCHEN cabinets, all high end
maple and oak. Various sizes, leaded
glass, Corlan tops, fixtures. Older 48 inch
sub zero fridge/ maple panels. Call.
(904)509 3862.
COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT. Mowers,
Irrmmeis, edgers. blowers, excellent con-
dillon. Gum ball machines $50/ea. MiKe.
285-2952.
ESSENTIAL FURNISHINGS. Give your
home a makeover. Shop for top sellers in
collectibles, home, garden and seasonal
decor. www.essentialfurnishings.com
BED- KING mattress set, $299.,. Can de-
liver. (904)391 0015.'
BED- FULL-SIZE. new. wwarranly, In
plastic 110 Mus sell 19041398-5200.
42" SONY HD Projection TV w/stand.
3yrs. old $750 285-7719.
SOLID MAPLE dining table, 42"x74",
opens to 92" with 2 leaves. Great condi-
tion. $300. 992-1214.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
(904)858-9350.


TRAILER, 16. Open, dual axle, 160miles
(new), car nauler. $1400 246-1832.
HELLO KITTr TV t13') & separate stereo
CD/AM-FM.' Matching set, pink, lyr old.
$75 for oin. 246-4104.
OVEN & microwave in cabinet model.
Whrilpool, like new, originally $1500, ask-
ing $300. 9904)249.3419
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day wairanry Deliver, $20. 318-8173.
992-1470.

+ LAMINATE FLOORS +
Latest styles and colors. Quality installa-
lion. Reasonable prices Free eslimales
.Buddy 2 9-1860 'L; '- .. i 'r '
FREE PEPSI vending machine, new com-
pressor '2004. Needs coin changer. (ap-
prox $1501 You move, very heavy.
19041514-8530.


HUGE SALE. Manufacturer's samples,
sporting goods, clothing. 313 Sunrise Cir-
c le. 8am-1pm Saturday.


SATURDAY,: 8AM-12NOON; Coral Street
& 1670 Beach Ave. Household, linens,
miscellaneous.


MOVING. FURNITURE; Household items.
13791 Heathford Drive in Windsor Park,
(off Hodges). Saturday, 8am-2pm.


40FT BOAT slip available at old Old San
Pablo Creek Marina, $700/mo. includes)
electric. For more details. 398-9080 ext.
211.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit.
www.MarinaClubPV.com
40FT BOAT slip available at old Old San
Pablo Creek Marina, $700/mo. includes
electric. For more details. 398-9080 ext.
211.
ALUMINUM 9'11" Jonboat, 9.5HP Evin-
rude, add'l 1/2hp motor, 24 volt 701b thrust
motor, 12 volt 271b thrust motor, new Mag-
ic Tilt trailer, misc. equipt. All for $1,100.
249-7732.



2001 HARLEY Sportster XLH, 1500mi.,
like new. Lots of.chrome, windshield.
$6300. 655-3491.
PARTS FOR 1995 FLHT due to conver-
sion to trike. Several parts call for info.
220-616.


1986 DODGE RAM 250 4x4, AC, CD, am-
fm cassette, alarm, tow package & Coach-
man camper: 69,000 miles. $3950. 571-
1112.


1992 ISUZU Space Cab white truck, good
cond .$2500 lirm. 249-7136.
1992 MAZDA B2200. Extended cab, PU
body good, motor, needs rebuilt. $800
OBO. 242-8902,.



1996 CUTLESS Supreme great condition.
S(904)334-7804


J & L Handyman Services No jobs too
small. Professional & courteous. Licensed
& bonded. Lic. # 755-4619.
PROFESSIONALLY BUILT Skate Board
Ramps. All sizes Please call for details.
Robby & Greg, 962-5466.
SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50
241-2112.


ACCEPTING NEW Clients in Beaches
area 10. years expenence. References.
Also, meal preparation. 241-8442.
WILL CLEAN Your Home. $20/hr., no sup-
plies provided. Please call Jeannie, 631-
1392 & put me to work!


H. KADIC CLEANING SERVICE. House
(Move-irn/ Out. office, restaurants. Li-
censed & insured. Good references
(Beach Hut). Call for free estimate.

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FENCES
WOOD Fence Specialist. Install, replace.
35yrs Expenence. References. Mick Out-
door Enterprises. 241-7276. 838-9599

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1996 SATURN, AT, A/C, stereo, low
miles, $2100 OBO. 716-2586.
1989 MERCEDES 260E, excellent condi-
tion, white. $5000 OBO. Call 273-9697.
1977 MERCEDES, 450SL, 68k actual, 2
tops, mint condition. $12,000 OBO.
247-5676.
NEW YEAR....NEW RIDE!
2000 Sebring Convertible, dark green w/
tan leather interior. 47,000mi. $8,200.
OBO. 241-9882.
1996 CHEVY Blazer 4DR, PS, A/C,
AM/FM multi disc CD, tow pkg., hitch, very
good.condition. 157,000mi. $3000 OBO.
739-6456.
1993 CHRYSLER 5th Avenue New York-
er, exc. cond., $3500. 249-7136.
1986 BMW 325e, black.' Needs work.
$1000, make offer. 247-3939.
2002 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo SS,
black, leather .interior, cold A/C, Onstar,
sunroof, new tires, -automatic, all power,
41K. miles. Great condition, Asking
$13,700. Call 246-7919.
2000 JEEP GrandCherokee Laredo 6cyl .
grey 4x2 115 miles, excellent $6990 904-
343-2387.

1991 MAZDA 626, auto, AC, am-fm cas-
sette, $1150 OBO. 716-2586.
1956 VOLKSWAGEN BUG
EUROPEAN
ALL ORIGINAL. Oval window, sliding rag-
top with semiphores. 36HP motor. ALL
PARTSjust needs to be completed.
$2500 OBO. 607-6337, leave message.
GM 89 Spectrum, only 26,000mi., $1200
OBO. 608-6640.
1995 CHEVY Cavalier, runs good,. $995.
220-1523.

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BEACHES HOME SERVICE'S Pa.nlir,
!ree eslhmales. work giuiaraiteer' lii rni.
610-7768.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @beachesleader.com


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this category please call 904-249-9033 :r
email' classiled@beacnesleadlr .:om
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DAVID'S POOL Service Weekl, ci cnin.i
Most residential pools $25.week -rihen-.
cals Licensed insured Pcol cleariJu,
oui specialty. We make ,'rour li s a Irlii.
easier 285-0240


IF YOU are inleresled in s3 .en'tri~n d r .
this calegory please call 904-.19 9ij 0 3 i .:,r
email: classitied"-'Decrie1e.adar corm


TWO M CONSTRUCTION
Repairs, specializing in termite damage.
.246-1529.


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FIT VETERINARIAN Technician & Kennel
technician. Start immediately. Apply at An-
imal Medical Clinic, 8000 Sawgrass Vil-
lage Circle, Ponte Vedra. Beach,
273-9560.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this.category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classilied@beachesleader cor



WINSOR LAWN Service. Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237.5301.


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CLEAN, QUALITY Queen-size bed WITH
FRAME. $100. Can deliver. 246-1832.


BEAUTIFUL VIOLIN With case, bow &
chin rest. $500. 241-4060.


HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310.


THANKS FOR another great year. I have
truly enjoyed painting for you. I'm still tak-
ing orders and have lots of new paintings
for sale. JBP, 247-3429:

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WANTED USED plastic dog crates w/
metal doors- medium to XX-large, good
condition only. 241-3293.


ARTISAN MASONRY.All types. Free estl-
mates. Licensed, Insured. 553-4663.


PRESSURE WASHERS for rent or sale.
Tucker Equipment Rental 246-1330.
OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin ,994-0045.


ARTISAN TILE. Install, repair, clean. Free
estimates. 551-2354.
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GYM/ WEIGHT LOSS CENTER Est. cli-
entele. Possible Yoga/ Pilates/ Personal
Training studio. Possible sub-lease.
1050sf. Info. (904)607-2462.


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Photos SUBMITTED
For the 12th year in a row, second- and third-grade students from Atlantic Beach Elementary
performed Christmas carols for residents of Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach.
Below right: Third-grade teacher and musical director Kami Maclnnes sings a Rudolph duet
with her daughter, Karly Heal.
Below: Former Atlantic Beach Mayor John Meserve, manager of Fleet Landing, presented
Kami Maclnnes with a gift basket.


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having a trainer, and looking great like all the mo\ie stars, but never knew I could
actually do it until now
Throughout my life, I have tried on m% own to exercise and eat correctly. I hja e
joined some great gyms, but always quit after a short while. I just couldn't hold
myself accountable. I even tried several group classes, started strong, but then
fizzled to not going at all. I guess I lack the motivation to stick with a program on
my own.
last Near. I started noticing how my body was changing with age. I had become
overweight and $weak, to put it bluntly. Afteryour presentation at the Senior Center,
S' I knew I had to take action, and I'm so glad I did. The first week of training.you
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gained tle.ubilirt and balan'-- and actually gained muscle'
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during my sessions. This is the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It is so
great to see the process of firming up, getting smaller and to being able to lift with
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