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Midweek Edition January 30, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 64


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


Following a class of
Red Cross Lifesaving
Corps recruits from Day
See A-6

210 widening

has neighbors

spatting in PV

A proposed road widening
whose future is anything but
clear is causing friction between
two Ponte Vedra civic organiza-
Members of the Ponte, Vedra
Beaches Coalition are upset with
the Ponte Vedra Community
Association (PVCA) over what
one Coalition member said was
the PVCA "sticking its nose in"
the issue of whether two-lane
County Road 210 should be
widened to four lanes from the
Mickler roundabout west to the
'Palm Valley bridge.
The project area borders
Sawmill Lakes, a Coalition mem-
ber, but is miles from the PVCA's
area, which is generally east of
State Road AlA.
Last month, directors of the
PVCA sent a letter to the Ponte
Vedra Municipal Service District
(MSD) asking for that board's
See 210, A-3 -

AB to offer extra

trash collection

For 400 homes at 2x the price

Anne Case, left, and Abbie Vancini play in the snow created
at Palms Presbyterian Church's pre-school for a Momrhy &
Me "day of fun in the snow" Tuesday morning. A coordinator,
Karen Case, said many students had not seen snow before.
A machine was brought in to create a snowpile on the
church's playground. With the pre-school youngsters already
outside, they got snowed on as the "white stuff' blew out on
top of them. Mommy & Me meets twice a month at Palms
Presbyterian Church.

A second day garbage col-
lection will soon be an option
for some Atlantic Beach resi-
dents, city officials said
But, space is limited to the
first 400 interested house-
holds and it will cost an $17
per month in addition to the
regular monthly rate of
$17.10, according to City
Manager Jim Hanson.
"I think we ought to have
the ordinance, regardless of
price to give citizens the
opportunity if they want it,"
said Commissioner Paul
Parsons at a meeting Monday.
Residential garbage collec-
tion changed from twice per
week to once per week in June
as a result of a new seven-year

sanitation contract. After
several complaints from resi-
dents about odors, the city
looked into the option of a
second day collection.
In October, staff presented
the option to the Commission
at an additional rate of $8.50
per month.
However, the waste hauler
management changed since
then and provided a quote of
an additional $15.25 per
month to offer a second day
collection, according ,to
Hanson. The extra $1.75
would cover the city's cost of
Residents would not receive
an additional toter if they
opted for twice per week col-
lection unless they decided to
purchase it from the city.

Fletcher High forward
Tony Kattreh fires a shot
on goal in the District
1-6A championship
game last Friday night
at Mandarin.
See story B-1

Four Chaplains:
An interfaith-service will
be held Sunday at 2
p.m. at American
Legion Post 129, 1151
4th Sj. S. to memorial-
ize the heroics of clergy
during the 1942 sinking
of a U.S. transport ship.
The commanding officer
of Nease High's
NJROTC program will
speak. A Nease
NJROTC unit will pres-
ent the Colors, and the
Beaches Honor Guard
will retire the Colors.
For information, visit

Beachgoers who stay high

and dry may stay healthier

Beachgoers who stay high
and dry may have healthier
fun in the sun than those
frolicking on wet sand or in'
the water, according to a
University of Florida veteri-
nary researcher.
"Our objective was to
understand whether beach
sand could pose a health risk
to beachigers,1 said Tonya D.
Bonilla, a doctoral student in
the UF College of Veterinary
Medicine's department of
infectious diseases and pathol-
ogy who studied three South
Florida beaches over a two-
year period to see whether
human health risks appear to
increase based on the level of
sand exposure.
"What we found was that
there was no increased health
risk due to exposure to sand
on the upper beach," Bonilla
said. "However, the longer the
period of time people spent in
the water and in the wet
sand, the higher the probabil-
ity that they would experi-
ence some gastrointestinal ill-
Bonilla's research was con-
ducted at Fort Lauderdale
Beach, Hollywood Beach and
Hobie Beach. In an interview
with The Leader Tuesday, she
said that "one could speculate
that the same situation might
be present in the summer
months" on Jacksonville
Beach and other north Florida
shorelines. She explained that
the intensity of summer usage
and high temperatures at
North Florida beaches, as well
as other factors, are similar to
conditions in South Florida
beaches, where the study was
There were 882 respondents

Beach sand marfy become contaminated by gull droppings and other sources of fecal-derived
organisms that then diffuse into wet sand and water, according to a University of Florida doctoral

"Our findings suggest that there is an
increased risk of acquiring gastroenteritis
the longer a bather either sits in the wet
sand or stays in the water...

Jay A. eisher UF Doctoral study data analyst

Gastroenteritis also known as stomach flu -
is an irritation of the stomach and intestines.

who participated in the pilot
epidemiological study and
609 who participated in the
control group.
Beachgoers were made
aware of the study and, if
willing to participate, were
given a survey form to com-
plete four days after their
beach visit.
The questionnaire focused
on type and duration of
beach activity and inquired
whether participants became
See BEACH, A-3 >

AB will buy

public art

but unsure

where it will

be placed
A $95,000 bronze sculpture
will be erected in Atlantic
Beach, but its location is still
being determined, officials
said Monday.
The Atlantic Beach City
Commission voted. 3-2 to
allow $45,000 to be trans-
ferred from a bed tax fund for
a bronze sculpture of a girl rid-
ing a sea turtle.
Commissioners Carolyn
Woods and John Fletcher were
"We have an obligation to
fulfill a previous commitment
made to the art organization,"
said Commissioner Mike
It will also cost approxi-
mately an additional $15,000
for the base and installation
fees, City Manager Jim
Hanson said, although the city
did not obtain that estimate.
Commissioner Paul Parsons
said that he hopes that the
additional money could be
raised through private funds.
"I feel very confident
the money will be there," he
said, adding that the Jennifer
Johnson gallery has said that it
will donate some money.
"We want people to come
up with private funds. We
want people to participate and
that's how it becomes part of
Atlantic Beach as well," he
The five points intersection
has been proposed for the loca-
tion of the sculpture, but some
commissioners expressed inter-
est in finding a different spot.
See ART, A-3 0

Off-duty cop reports being battered in his own driveway

A Jacksonville Beach man
was arrested early Saturday
following an attack on an
Atlantic Beach police officer
in the officer's own driveway.
John Butler Graham, 23, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Jan. 26 and charged with
battery on a law enforcement
officer in the 1600 block of
Williams Street, according to
a police report.
Police responded to a dis-
turbance at 3:28 a.m. involv-

ing multiple subjects and an
Atlantic Beach Police officer
in the parking lot of Seabreeze
Elementary School.
Investigators arriving at the
scene noted that- the Atlantic
Beach officer who lives near
the school and provides off
duty security was flushed,
breathing heavy and
appeared distressed.
According to the report, the
officer heard a loud noise out-
side his home and observed a
man kicking the mailbox.
There was a marked patrol car
in the driveway. The officer

told responding officers from
Jacksonville Beach that he
overheard Graham say "there
is that cop," the report said.
The officer said he told the
subjects to lower the noise
and to keep walking. All of
the subjects appeared intoxi-
cated, police said. Graham
approached the officer and
threatened him with vio-
lence, the report said.
When the officer told the
men that he would arrest
them, three or four suspects
moved into his front yard and
charged him. All of the sus-

pects swung at the man strik-
ing him once in the jaw, the
report said.
The report said the officer
yelled for his wife to call
police as the men circled him.
He pulled out his taser and
aimed at Graham. The sus-
pects exited the property and
began fighting among each
other, the report said.
Jacksonville Beach police
questioned Graham who
admitted to kicking the mail-
box but he denied striking the
officer, the report said.

This is a painted resin minia-
ture of "In Search of Atlantis,"
a $95,000 bronze sculpture.
The sculpture will be 8 x 6 x 5
feet and it will be crafted for
the city of Atlantic Beach.

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Copyright 2008 by The Beaches Leader, Inc.
Two sections, 16 pages




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Phillip Hunter Aaron, 23,
of St. Augustine was arrested
Jan. 27 and charged with bat-
tery on a law enforcement
officer in the 200 block of 1st
Street north, according to a
police report.

Burglary to an auto was
reported Jan. 25 in the 1100
block of 4th Street S. Tax
forms and $200 in cash were
stolen from the vehicle.
Police said there was no sign
of forced entry.
* *
David Joseph Lagasse III,
24, of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Jan. 26 and charged
with aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon in the 1100
block of 4th Avenue N.,
according to a police report.
Lagasse had an outstanding
warrant for felony battery in
Clay County, police said.
* *
A Jacksonville Beach man
was arrested and charged
with possession of a con-

Saturday night and Sunday
morning, according to police.
Weightlifting equipment was
found in the pool and the
doors and floor were marked
with paint.
* *
A body that was recovered
late Friday afternoon in the
Intracoastal Waterway south
of the JTB bridge has been
positively identified as
Yvonne L. Johnston of Ponte
Vedra Beach, who was report-
ed missing by her husband
the day before, according to
police. Autopsy results were
not completed by Tuesday,
but the St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office said there is
no evidence of foul play. She
was last seen by her husband
in her home on Red Snapper
Lane about 4:30 a.m.
Thursday. Her vehicle was
found a short time later in
the area of J. Turner Butler
Boulevard and the
Intracoastal Waterway in
Jacksonville Beach.

trolled substance in the 100 ST. JOHNS COUNTY
block of 8th Street South. Four men were arrested
Police observed the man driv- Monday in connection with
ing a black Mercedes with a burglary to a home in
suspended license. The sus- Orangedale, where a female
pect sped through an inter- teenager locked herself in her
section in an attempt to flee. parents' bathroom while the
The passenger door of the house apparently was being
vehicle opened and it ransacked, police said.
appeared that the suspect was The teen said she was in
trying to get away on foot. her parents' bedroom of the
Police said the driver ran home on Village Glen Drive
through yards and scaled a about 11:30 a.m. when she
six-foot privacy fence The heard men's voices in the
vehicle was later found back yard and locked herself
crashed into the front porch in the bathroom when she
of a residence on Lincoln heard the back door open.
Court. Police recovered a bag- The victim called her father
gie containing 15 large rocks at work, then one of the sus-
of crack cocaine weighing pects then began, to beat on
three grams in the console. the bathroom door until it
Police were did not locate the opened. The suspect looked
driver but a juvenile passen- at the victim, ran and told
ger was apprehended and the others that there was
questioned, someone inside and they
** needed to leave.
Battery was reported Jan 28 Deputies responding to the
in the 400 block of 13th burglary call saw a car meet-
Avenue North. The victim ing the girl's description pull
told police that she and a into a parking lot, according
male friend were jumped and to a police report. Some of
beaten by two suspects fol- the suspects fled but all were
lowing an argument at a local captured, police said.
bar. The woman alleged that Deputies recovered men's
her. purse was also stolen dur- and women's jewelry, a lap-
it as top computer, a DVD player,
'"ital ameeiaf a'Naflo"I'uPOd and

Armed robbery was report-
ed Jan. 24 in the 300 block of
4th Avenue S. The victim told
police that he was
approached at approximately
9:15 p.m. by a male suspect
who pointed a black and sil-
ver handgun at him and
demanded he turn over his
wallet. According to a police
report, the victim told the
suspect to take it easy and
directed him to retrieve his
wallet from his truck. The
suspect reached into the pas-
senger side of the vehicle and
removed the victim's wallet
which contained $19. He
backed slowly away from the
victim still pointing the gun
at him and fled south in an
alley. The suspect is described
as a black male, 6'1" and 180
lbs. with a slender build and
a soft voice. He was last seen
wearing a gray sweatshirt
with the hood pulled over his
head which concealed most
of his face.

A purse was stolen from a
vehicle in the 800 block of
Mill Stream Road between
the night of Jan. 23 and
Thursday morning, according
to a police report.

A purse containing cash,
credit cards, and other items
worth more than $1,000 was
taken from a residence' in the
2600 block of South Ponte
Vedra Boulevard Friday night,
according to a police report.

A security guard for a butsi-
ness in the 200 block of
Ponte Vedra Boulevard
reported the business had
been vandalized between

a small amount of cash,
deputies said.
Arrested were Shawn
Mitchell Clifton, 19, of
Elkton; and Jacksonville resi-
dents Edward Donald Clarke,
20, Thorne Dontrell Crowley,
20, and Roy Joseph
Whitelock, 25, deputies said.
They were booked into the St.
Johns County jail on charges
of burglary to an occupied
dwelling and grand theft.

A 29-year old Hastings man
was arrested Saturday on
charges of breeding, training
and owning a domestic ani-
mal for fighting purposes and
owning, possessing domestic
animal training equipment
for fighting- purposes, both
third degree felonies.
The suspect, identified as
Jamie Ravon Steward of the
4000 block Cedar Ford
Boulevard, was located at his
residence where he was
arrested without incident.
The investigation began
Jan. 23, when St. Johns
County Animal Control offi-

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cers responded to the resi-
dence following a tip of sev-
eral dogs barking and whin-
ing. When the officers
arrived they observed two pit.
bull dogs fighting in the back
yard along with several barrel
cages used for housing pit
bull dogs. The two fighting
dogs were seized.
The following morning one
of the pit bulls was found
deceased due to its physical
condition and malnourish-
ment. The Animal Control
officers ,posted a 24-hour
notice on the front door for
the owner to provide care,
shelter, and water for all of
the animals.
The officers returned to the
residence on Thursday to
check for improved condi-
tions, and discovered a large
bin filled with assorted dog
fighting training devices. The
other three dogs from outside
the residence along with two
pit bull puppies. located
inside as well as all of the
alleged dog fighting equip-
ment was seized and a com-
plaint affidavit was signed on
the resident.

Burglary was reported on
Jan. 22 in the 1600 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.
0* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported on Jan.
23 in the 150 block of Levy
Road, according to a police
* *
Burglary was reported on
Jan. 23 in the 1000 block of
Cornell Lane, according to a
police report.

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Jan. 17 in
the 1400 block of Ocean
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 17 in the
1000 block of Cornell Lane,
according to a police report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Jan. 25 in
the 2100 block of
Oceanforest Drive,,, according
to a police report.

Tanya Diane Amorose, 33,
was arrested for battery on a
law enforcement officer,
resisting an officer with vio-
lence to his or her person and
a misdemeanor charge of
public intoxication on Jan.
27 in the 200 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report.
* *
Nicole Lynn Heffron, 19,
was arrested for child abuse
and a misdemeanor charge of
domestic battery on Jan. 26
in the 1000 block of Cornell
Lane, according to a police

* *
Danute Dashawn Davis, 18,
was arrested for grand theft
of a motor vehicle on Jan. 22
in the 600 block of
Sturdivant Road, according to
a police report.

Brian Eric Widener, 21, was
arrested for burglary to a con-
veyance and misdemeanor
charges of simple battery and
resisting an officer without
violence on Jan. 26 in the
500 block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
The victim's CD player, val-
ued at approximately $700,
was taken, according to the
report. A fight broke out
between the suspect, com-
plainant and victim in an
attempt to detain the suspect,
according to the report..

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on Jan. 23 in
the 600 block of Camellia
Terrace Court N., according
to a police report.
* *
Desiree S. Johnson, 35, was
arrested for the fraudulent,
use of a credit card on Jan. 23
in the 400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report.

DUI patrol active tonight
A DUI patrol deployment
is scheduled today in the
1200 block of Mayport Road,
according to the Atlantic
Beach Police Department.
The deployment will
begin sometime after 7 p.m.
and end at approximately 2
a.m., according to police.

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lanuarv 30 2008

Middle school

focuses on


safety at

family night

Focus was placed on
Internet security Jan. 24 at
Fletcher Middle School's
Family Night.
The school's youth resource
officer, Keith Shackleford,
gave a 60-minute Powerpoint
presentation to a group of
approximately 50 people in
the school's auditorium.
"We schedule this every
year," said FMS principal
Laurie Flynn, "'because we
believe parents need to be
updated annually on what the
new trends in texting and
Internet safety are. So to keep
them current, we have this
every year, at least once a
Flynn emphasized that the
family event, which began
with a pizza dinner and
included, among other things,
FCAT conferences and ses-
sions for youngsters, was an
annual happening, usually in
"We have various things
going on tonight," said Flynn,
"because it's our annual par-
ent conference night. We have
three sessions on FCAT, FCAT
for Reading, FCAT Explorer
and FCAT Math. We have a
followup on anti-bullying. We
have this Internet safety ses-
sion. We also have our
Advanced Reading Class, an
activity parents can take
advantage of to see what
those are all about.
"And for the young chil-
dren, age 3 up to second
grade, we have an animal
show and storyteller so they
can be occupied while the par-
ents are visiting the different
sessions," said Flynn.
While calling 50 a
respectable number,
Shackleford said he wished
there had been more.
"A lot of questions, a lot of
concerns. A lot of knowledge-
able parents, but they need to
be more knowledgeable," said
the Jacksonville Beach police
officer. "That's what this will
enable the parents to be, as we
get out and about the commu-
nity. 0(i 4
"What I did tonight was
give the parents some tools
that would enable them to
keep their kids safe on the
Internet from sexual predators
as well as cyber-bullies," he
said. "We talked a little about
the Internet messengers, cell
phones, digital cameras, the
devices kids use to get this
information out."
FMS has an ongoing anti-
bullying campaign.,
"But that's a different kind
of situation," Shackleford said
of cyber-bullies.
"We've got other sessions
we're going to try to plan.
We'll see what will work for
Fletcher, then try to come. up
with other sessions. I'll be
doing one at Atlantic Beach
Elementary Feb. 7..
"I'll get with the other ele-
mentary schools. And hope-
fully we can get this out to the
community so we get the par-
ents and the kids to stay safe,"
said Shackleford.

Wet sand shows fecal indicators
>- BEACH, from A-1

Seventh grader Ryan Eldev holds "Elvis" during an animal show
held Jan. 24 in conjunction with Fletcher Middle School's Family

$15k needed for base
>-ART, from A-1

"The only issue I have is
placement, said Bomo. "I am
emphatic that it doesn't belong
in five points."
One resident, Jonathan
Daugherty, said that there is no
cohesive .theme at the five
points intersection and the
sculpture has no tie to the city's
history or culture.
"That is not a tourist destina-
tion," he said. "The tide clock
hasn't brought [tourists], the
concrete ribbon hasn't brought
[tourists] and I doubt the statue
will either. If you do pass this,

please consider putting it in a
place that is frequented by
Borno suggested Atlantic
Boulevard or Town Center as
alternative locations.
But, Mayor John Meserve said
that the statue "[is] not for
tourists, it's for the citizens of
Atlantic Beach."
The previous Commission
denied the project in September
due to an "unstable" tax envi-
ronment, but Meserve brought
it back for discussion at a recent
workshop meeting.

Plans for 210 a concern

>-210, from A-1
support in asking county com-
missioners to study the issue fur-
ther. The MSD is confined to an
area east of State Road A1A.
During the Coalition's meet-
ing Monday morning, members
objected to the PVCA's request.
"I feel very strongly about a
community that's not affected
by it sticking their nose in," for-
mer county commissioner Mary
Kohnke said at the meeting.
PVGA directors said during
their meeting last month the
-6unty should take a closer look
at widening 210 to accommo-
date any hurricane evacuations.
But Clara Cowan, president of
the Coalition, said there was no
problem during Hurricane
Floyd. During the PVCA's meet-
ing Monday evening, directors

again expressed concern oven
traffic flow during emergencies.
Cowan said the Coalition had
seen the results of a study of the
210 widening and concluded
that the impact on nearby
neighborhoods was not worth
faster flowing traffic. She said
that for Sawmill Lakes residents,
whose neighborhood borders
210 to the north, living next to
an expanded 210 "would be like
living next to the L [train] in
The county', right-of-way in
the area encompasses 83 feet,
but an extra 17 feet is needed to
expand the road. The state-
owned Guana Preserve borders
210 to the -south, and the state
has been unwilling to give up
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ill during the four days after
the beach visit. The control
group consisted of people ran-
domly chosen from the gen-
eral population who had not
visited a beach in at least nine
Jay M. Fleisher, an associate
professor in the College of
Osteopathic Medicine at Nova
Southeastern University, ana-
lyzed the epidemiological
data collected in the study.
"Our findings suggest that
there is an increased risk of
acquiring gastroenteritis the
longer a bather either sits in
the wet sand or stays in the
water," Fleisher said. "The
probability that an individual
will become sick increases
over expected non-exposure
rates from six out of 1,000
people for a 10-minute expo-
sure to approximately 12 out
of 100 people for a two-hour
stay in the wet sand.
"For exposure to water,
these rates increase from
seven out of 1,000 people
affected over expected non-
exposure rates for a 10-minute
stay to approximately seven
out of 100 people exposed for
a 70-minute stay," Fleisher
'added. "Both ;show a clear
dose-response relationship in
risk with increasing time of
exposure. These estimates of
increased risk might seem
small, but when one considers
how many people use this
beach in the course of a year,
we can end up with a substan-
tial public health problem."
While fecal indicator levels
in the near-shore waters of
recreational beaches are rou-
tinely monitored, sand sam-
ples from the surf zone -- the
wet sand -- and the upper
beach are not. Beach sand
may become contaminated by,
gull droppings and other
sources of fecal-derived organ-
isms that then diffuse into
wet sand and water, said
Bonilla, whose research was
published in the Marine
Pollution Bulletin. Her work,
part of her master's thesis
work at Nova Southeastern
University, was funded by a
grant from the Environmental
Protection Agency. She has
continued her water-quality
work at UF.
In an interview, Bonilla said
the results show the need for
more comprehensive moni-
toring of the shorelines, as
well as the water, since studies
-have. _of
fecal,,organisms in, sand, 'even
when water tests clear.
Helena Solo-Gabriele, a pro-
fessor of environmental engi-

neering at the University of
Miami and a collaborator in
the National Science
Foundation's Oceans and
Human Health Center, is
working on understanding
how fecal indicator levels cor-
relate with pathogen levels in
her own research. Her work*
primarily focuses on environ-
mental measurements, specif-
ically of microbial indicators
in water.
In addition to evaluating
the potential human health
effects of microbes from
beach sands, Bonilla's paper
provides new information
concerning the reservoirs and
sources of fecal indicator bac-
teria, Solo-Gabriele said.
"This study emphasizes that
beach sands serve as the most
significant reservoir of fecal
indicator bacteria, and shows

that the situation is not isolat-
ed to one specific beach, but
can be widespread across
regions," she said. "Bonilla
and her collaborators provide
a mechanistic explanation for
the potential spread of fecal
indicator bacteria through
gull droppings and subse-
quent distribution through
natural diffusion in'the envi-
ronment, ,as well as by people
walking on the beach. The
suggestion of an association
between fecal indicator levels
in sand and illness rates
among humans is very signif-
icant and points to the need
to conduct more comprehen-
sive studies of beach sand."
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Letters to the editor:

Mayport Village has great potential

To the editor:
It is disheartening to think of
Mayport becoming one large
parking garage with a super
dock next to it for cruise ships
(that are so large they can not fit
under the Dames Point Bridge).
The area has far more poten-
tial and I encourage local citi-
zens to seize this opportunity
and get busy. A group called the
Mayport Village Civic
Association has alternate plans
that can energize the economy,
create jobs and make Mayport a
place the whole Jacksonville
community can enjoy.
The locals will not have, to
live in fear of being forced from
their homes while those who
have prime development prop-
erty can realize their dreams.
This will have to be a grass roots
Mayport Village has the
potential of becoming a tourist
destination just like St.
Augustine and Fernandina.
Imagine the draw to island-hop-
ing tourist when they see the
map showing the ride down
A1A starting in Fernandina,
Historic Mayport, .Atlantic

Beach, Neptune Beach,
Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra,
and then on St. Augustine. Not
to mention the parks and a ferry
ride on the way. Just think of
the restaurants and gift shops!
It is a winning prospect for
many businesses in the area. I
find that much more appealing
than several thousand people
jetting up and down Mayport
Road on any given day to catch
their ship.
Do not let the Port Authority
fool you. People going on a
cruise do not hang out at the
port. They come for the cruise.
After the terminal and parking
lots are built the locals will have
to move out to make room for
anything to else to entertain the
Mayport is of incredible his-
torical significance to the entire
City of Jacksonville and this is
the time to bring it to light in a
revitalization project that can
only come from those of us who
love this Village.

Joan Alford
Atlantic Beach

Stop pushing religion in the schools

To the editor:
I am writing regarding
attempts by select school
boards (including St. Johns
County) to modify the Florida
state science standards that
require the teaching of evolu-
tion. As a professional biolo-
gist it is important for laypeo-
ple to understand that evolu-
tion is a fact, it has occurred
(and is still occurring) -
Darwin's theory is simply the
most reasonable explanation
of past, present and future bio-
logical diversity using natural
laws. Although other mecha-
nisms such as genetic drift
have bee discovered since the
Darwin's time, these develop-
ments do not refute the
process of evolution, rather
they provide further explana-
tions of how evolution has
Part of, the. misunderstand-,
ing of the theory of evolution
is semantic; the term "theory"
has a very specific meaning in
science that is quite different
from its use in the common
vernacular. Science actually
has very few theories, but a few
include the theory of gravity,
atomic theory, and the theory
of evolution. In science a "the-
ory" regarding some phenome-
non is only developed by sci-
ence once vast amounts of evi-
dence have accumulated
regarding the phenomenon,
thus very few theories have
actually been developed (a
common mistake by non-sci-
entists is to confuse the term
hypothesis with theory). As a
result, once a phenomenon
has accumulated large
amounts of data, a theory to
explain the phenomenon is other words, for
something to reach the level of
theory in science means it has
overwhelming amounts of
supporting data. For instance,
we have the "theory of gravity,"
which does not mean that
physicists are speculating on

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"If only the president had
helped me earlier, maybe we
wouldn't be in this credit-melt-
down mess."
"The president?"
"Haven't you heard?
President Bush said, in so many
words, that Americans are
financial dopes. He signed an
executive order to smarten us

occurring; rather theories of "Ah, you speak of the
gravity (such as Newton's) are a President's Advisory Council
series of mathematical equa- on Financial Literacy. It's a
tions that describe how bodies newly formed group of experts
appear to be attracted to one from the private sector who
another in a gravitational field. will seek ways to improve
By the way, Newton's theory financial literacy for all
of gravity is incorrect as 'Americans. If folks had more
Einstein pointed out in a financial sense, we could have
newer theory of gravity avoided the housing bubble."
(Special Relativity). "You got that right. Where I
The fact that evolution has signed for my sub-prime mort-
reached the level of a theory gage, I had no idea what I was
means that there are over- getting myself into. I didn't
whelming amounts of data to even know what 'sub-prime'
support it. meant."
Promoting the "It's a simple concept.
religious/philosophical point Roughly 25 percent of
that "God" or some other form Americans .have bad credit or
of creationism (such as intelli- an unstable work history. Such
gent design or ID), which is people don't qualify for 'prime'
NOT scientific, will create a loans -- low-risk loans. Since
conflict between science and sub-prime loans are high risk,
relgion, where, none should mortgage lenders, charge .higher.
exi t. ' interest ;rates; pA them; .Such;
Flitida ranks'near h6e bot?! loans are very profitable -- so
tom in terms of student per- long as they are paid back."
formance, especially regarding "That's where I ran into a
science and evolutionary theo- snag. Though I had a heck of a
ry; as a college professor who run before they took my house
will have many of these stu- away from me."
dents in biology courses, pro- "You're going to have to
moting "creationism" (includ- explain."
ing ID) during their secondary "A few years back a real-estate
public education will not only agent talked me into buying a
place them at a disadvantage, gorgeous home. It was only
but they will be told by prac- $500,000!"
ticing biologists that creation- "That's a lot of house in most
ism is unscientific and its parts of the country."
teaching is being promoted by "It sure was. But I had a prob-
people with a disingenuous lem. There was no way I'd qual-
religious agenda. ify for a loan. The. real-estate
I urge you to support the guy told me to relax -- that he
state's science standards to pre-
vent Florida from becoming a
national laughing stock (see
Kansas school board decision More letter
from 1999). Enough is enough
and we must stand up to peo-
ple pushing a religious agenda Support youth pro
in our public schools.
To the editor:
Tony Rossi, Ph.D. Congratulations to Cindy
Associate Professor of Bohn for speaking up about
Biology needing funds for one of the
University of North only 25 bands to be invited to
Florida the State of Florida 2008

National Independence Day
Parade. This is an important
event for the Fletcher High
School Band. Wake Up People,
This is the ONLY band from
Florida to be invited! These
kids who committed to play-
ing in a band for all these years
finally have a goal that will
better their future, these kids
are at a crucial stage in their
lives and instead of hanging
around with friends, doing
nothing or getting in trouble
with their "buds" are striving
toward a future that doesn't
include "thugging" and "hang-
ing out".
I've personally dealt with
Ms. Cindy Bohn and her com-
pany for over 8 years and real-
ized that she has always strived

To the editor:
Remember the stray cat
problem we had at the old
Scotty's store? People would
drive up and leave cans of cat
food for the poor animals.
The City didn't want people
doing that because it was caus-
ing the animals to hang
around and become a nui-
Yet Neptune Beach is now
getting ready to give $5000 of
our money money we need
for legal bills and nitrogen
issues with our water to
homeless advocates so that
they can drive up to the

"Well, people like me began

interest rates went up and the
gimmicks were pulled away,.
people's mortgage payments
were suddenly higher than
they could afford -- they began
losing their homes. At the same
time, mortgage lenders got
picky about who they lent
money to -- fewer people qual-
ified to buy homes."
"An ugly combination that
caused housing values to go
down as quickly as they went
TOM PURCELL 1You got that right. My home
COLUMNIST was suddenly worth tens of
thousands less than I paid for
knew people. I think he was it. The home equity people
eager to get his commission." stopped giving me money. I
"You don't say." lost everything. I currently
"He set me up with a mort- reside with my mother."
gage guy. The mortgage guy "But you've learned from
said I could buy the house with your mistakes?"
no money down -- that he had "My mistakes? I was taken
some kind of adjustable-rate, advantage of by savvy business
interest-only, balloon mortgage types who exploited me for
package that would keep my their own gain. They should
payments really low. I think he have told me I couldn't afford
was eager to get his commis- that house -- that a bubble was
sion on the loan, because he forming and that my house
didn't care that I had no job!" wasn't really worth very much.
"You had no job! How did I'm going to sue all of them."
you make your payments?" "But weren't y9 taught basic
"Well, since any old fddlW A "''eco'"Is nd ,ritica thk-,
-able to get a loahn afidbly i in ih flgh snchie ia Wnyenyou
house, housing values skyrock- buy a home, you are assuming
eted. As they skyrocketed, peo-. the risk. Since you made bad
pie made money. That caused decision, then, aren't you the
more fools to jump in, which one most to blame?"
drove values even higher. I was "The president is to blame. If
able to tap the rapidly rising he had formed a government-
equity in my home by taking sponsored financial-literacy
out another loan." council earlier, it could have
"You took out a home-equity showed people like me how to
loan to pay your mortgage!" think -- it could have protected
"Sure. I also used it to buy us from tricky real-estate and
some nice furniture. You can't mortgage people and other
throw parties in a beautiful confusing financial stuff."
house like mine was if it isn't "Maybe you should sue the
furnished right. But pretty president, too."
soon the party was over." "Now there's a thought."
"What happened?"

rs to the editor:

)grams and help the future

to help and guide our young
people in the right direction.
Ms. Bohn and her company
in South Jax Beach has always
been a strong supporter of the
Jacksonville Beach Babe Ruth
Baseball Association. They
have always contributed to the
needs of this association, and
when the Association was
overrun and kicked out of
Wingate Park by the City of Jax
Beach in favor of the softball
leagues, Swindell, Bohn and
Durden came through with
major contributions in time'of
Now that the Babe Ruth is at
Seagate Elementary we are all
but forgotten by the city. Gary
Meadors and Susan Hughes, of
the Park Service, do all they
can to keep the field mainte-
nance in order, however, since
the batting cage net has been
taken down, we have NO
Cindy has fought to get us

back to Wingate but since the
softball leagues pay more, they
keep the fields. Please keep in
mind that the Babe Ruth
Association keeps boys. and
girls active from the ages of 13-
15 "years old, like the band
members. THIS IS AN IMPOR-
LIVES, Please Help!! This is our
future! These kids need to be
pointed in the right direction
and need to know that the
community cares for them.
If you have teenagers, you
know whats going on, if you
have grandchildren, you like
to know where they are, if you
have a future at Jacksonville
Beach and want the future to
be bright PLEASE contribute to
one of these organizations to
help the future.
Tom Bartlett
Jax Beach Babe Ruth

homeless and leave bags of
food and blankets for them.
I am bewildered that our
city government is more wel-
coming of the homeless than
of a shopping center. I am dis-
gusted that they are willing to
give money to people who
contribute nothing to society
while slapping those of us who
get up and go to work each
day and try to make the com-
munity a better place with a
20% (ultimately 56%) water
rate increase.
Neptune Beach has over
$100,000 in legal bills to pay -
we do not have money to give

away. Those who wish to con-
tribute to this misguided
attempt at compassion may do
so, with their own money and
vehicles; they might even take
the homeless into their own
homes. I urge Neptune Beach
citizens to let city officials
know your thoughts about
money being taken from your
family so that do-gooders can
feel better about themselves
handing food to the homeless,
who, at the end of the day,
remain homeless.

Dana Pardee
Neptune Beach

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tures a spread called
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Campaign History." It even
covers the dirtiest cam-
paigns ever. I asked Mary
Frazier Long if she had
seen the magazine.
"No," she said, "I
haven't been to the dentist
I telephoned Mary in
Lawrenceville, Ga., to get
her assessment of the cur-
rent presidential race. She's
a priviologist, which
means she knows all about
privies, or outhouses-the
little buildings at the end
of the path that people
used before porcelain
thrones and running water
moved inside.
If this campaign is dirty,
and if the candidates com-
ing South insist on talking
down to us as though we
have two heads and half a
brain, who can comment
better than experts on out-
houses? Maybe they can
see eye to eye with the can-
"Well," Mary said, "I
think they need to send all
those candidates out back,
but then they couldn't take
a shower and it would real-
ly be dirty politics then."
"But how dirty is thle
"I think it's kind of on
the bottom floor," she said.
"It's down there. It's under-
neath the sitting area. It's
below the wood."
She could have gone on,
but I stopped her with.
another question:
"What do you hear
around Lawrenceville?"
"It's really Republican
down here. I think I'm the
only Democrat left stand-
ing. Even my brothers are
Republican. ... I've been
thinking it was going to be
an Obama-Hillary ticket,
but I think they've about
flushed their chances,
don't you? If they don't
keep their mouths shut,
it'll be hard for them to
unite on a ticket."
To give equal time to
Republicans, I had to tele-
phone all the way to
Centralia, Ill., where
George G. Borum is a priv-
iologist in good standing.
So, how did he get interest-
ed in privies?
"I'm an old man," he
said. "I've seen 'em. I've
used 'em. I've turned 'em
over at Halloween."
Now 94, he doesn't build
stuff anymore, but he still
owns about 100 model
outhouses that average
about 18 inches high. He
made one that has a small
hole for babies and a real
big hole for politicians.
"So what's the dirtiest
campaign you remember?"
I asked.
"The one that's going on
now," he said.
Actually, George is not
an active Republican; he
doesn't get out to vote
anymore. But he does keep
up with the debates, and
he had a favorite in the
Republican race. "But he
fell down the hill, and
now I like the other guy
best." He didn't name
George has entertained
other unusual hobbies
over the years, things such
as writing the Lord's Prayer
on the sides of business
cards and making
boomerangs and river-
boats. But, like Mary, he
holds a warm spot in his
heart for outhouses.
Priviology is special.
You might want to take
up a hobby yourself to get
your mind off the cam-
paign. But don't expect
privilogy to do the trick.



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Jay A. Adair III
Jay A. Adair
III, 62, died
January 26,
2008, at
home, sur-
rounded by
family and
friends. He
grew up in
Waycross, Ga.,
and graduated
from Ware County High
After attending East
Tennessee State University, he
served as a Sergeant in the U.S.
Army. He was a decorated
Vietnam veteran. He then
made his home in Jacksonville.
Preceded in death by his
father, J.A. Adair Jr., he is sur-
vived by his wife of 16 years,
Linda; his son, Jason Adair
(Beth); stepchildren, Vanesa
Compton (Gary), Lisa Dewees,
Tito Borges and Lance Borges;
12 grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; his mother,
Wynelle Adair; his sister, Karen
Ellis; and brother, John Adair.
The family received friends
January 29. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. January
30 at Atlantic Beach Assembly
of God, 680 Mayport Road,
with Rev. G. Donnie Hutto offi-
ciating. Interment will be at
Greenlawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by Greenlawn
Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

John Arthur

John Arthur
Bollock died
January 26,
2008. He was
born in 1944
in Fresno,
Calif., to
and endiJohn
He was a graduate of the
University of Michigan. HeY
went fon to a long career in

General Foods Corporation
and ending at Canon USA as
vice president and General
Manager in Lake Success, N.Y.
He fought a long and brave
battle with CLL (Chronic
Lymphocytic Leukemia), yet
lived life fully until the very
end. ,
He was raised in Mkchigan
and spent most of his life in
Connecticut. He moved his Ponte Vedra Beach 3-
1/2 years ago to begin a new
life near the beach, with less
stress and lots of sunshine.
He touched nearly everyone
he met in a special way. He was
an incredible coach, mentor
and friend and had the heart of
a teenager, the family said. He
was an irreplaceable husband
and father. When he walked
into a room,: h6 was best
known for his smile, energy
and ability to lead, said the
Survivors include his wife,
Valerie; two sons, Will and Jay;
mother-in-law, Marie Lychak;
brother-in-law, Robert Lychak;
sister-in-law, Hazel Lychak; and
four nieces and nephews, Brett,
Colin, Natalie and Daniel
The family will receive
friends to celebrate his life
from 5-7 p.m. February 1 in
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, 3600 3rd St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be cele-
brated at 11 a.m. February 2 in
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, 545 A1A
North, Ponte Vedra Beach,
with the Rev. Remek
Blaszkowski as Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations
maybe sent to The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society, Donor
Services, P.O. Box 4072,
Pittsfield, Mass. 01201 or at
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Robert E.

Eardley Sr.
Robert E. Eardley Sr., 68, died
January 27, 2008 in Baptist
Medical Center-Beaches.
He had a 23-year career in
the U.S. Navy, 13 years at
Jacksonville Shipyards,
Bellinger division; and another
15 years running tugs for dif-

ferent companies, ending with
McAllister Towing in
Jacksonville. While in the
Navy, he earned the Navy
Commendation and Navy
Achievement medal, as well as
10 other medals and ribbons.
He is survived by his wife of
46 years, Evelyn; son, Robert E.
Eardley Jr. (Jenny); daughter,
Donna LaTaine O'Steen
(Gordon); and four grandchil-
dren, Aaron, Amberly and Alex
Eardley and Julian O'Steen.

Visitation will be held from
6-8 p.m. January 30 at
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, 1701 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m.
January 31 in the funeral
home, with Pastor Larry
Weaver officiating. Interment
will follow in H. Warren Smith
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 840692,
Dallas, Texas 75284 or the
American Transplant
Association, 47 W. Polk Street,
Suite 100-133, Chicago, Ill.

Phoebe Otis
Dowdy Jackson

Yvonne L.

Yvonne L.
Johnston, 50,
of Ponte Vedra
Beach, died
January 24, -
2008. She was
born June 18,
1957 in
Chicago, Ill.,
and moved to
Ponte Vedra
Beach in August 1986.
She worked at Mayo Clinic
for 20 years and was a member
of Palms Presbyterian Church.
Family members include her
husband, Wayne P. Johnston;
daughters, Amie Larizza, twin
daughters Valerie and Michelle
Simpson, Kathleen Johnston
and Jennifer Clymer; grand-

Phoebe Otis Dowdy Jackson, children, Caitlyn, Paul and Ben
102, died January 19, 2008. She Clymer, Rocco and Vinny
was born in Big Sandy, Tenn. Larizza, Ryan Johnston and
and, at the age of 12, moved to Christian Simpson; brothers,
Hastings, Fla. with her parents, Robert, Joe, David, Gerry, Peter
two sisters and brother, all of and Chris Grens; and sisters,
whom predeceased her. She Roberta Nespor, Hazel Hagy,
lived in Jacksonville for 62 Virginia Grens and Sarah
years, the last 15 at Fleet McLeroy.
Landing, Atlantic Beach. A Funeral Service will be held
She loved natural beauty, at 11 a.m. January 30 in Palms
especially moonlit nights, sun- Presbyterian Church,
sets and the ocean. Music and Jacksonville Beach. In lieu of
dancing were always part of the flowers, memorials may be
laughter-filled home she creat- made to the Bathesda Lutheran
ed. She loved her family. She Homes, 1-800-369-4636,
found making a home and rais-
ing children and grandchildren Services under the direction
to be rewarding and satisfying of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
goals. Home, Jacksonville Beach.
As a young woman she had
another dream: to be an Willian R.
actress. She traveled north to
Emerson College in Boston, Lutins
Mass., where she spent three
years. She moved to New York, William R. Lutins, 71, died
N.Y. to act in several plays and January 25, 2008. He was born
to model for Charles Dana September 22, 1936 in
Gibson. Her family loved Jacksonville and resided for the
thinking of her as the Gibson past 40 years in Jacksonville
Girl and seeing the illustrations Beach.
in Cosmopolitan, for which He served in the U.S. Air
she modeled. Force in 1954 and was a mem-
She met her future husband, ber of First Baptist Church. He
Warren Jackson, on a steamer was the owner of Jerry's Auto
returning to college from Mart and enjoyed driving his
Florida. The dashing young black 'Vette.
Navy man pursued his He 'was a beloved father,
"O'Blossom" through letters brother, uncle and friend who
for several years while traveling will be missed dearly, the fami-
the oceans of the world on the ly said.
U.S.S. Memphis. Finally the Family members include his
sailor came home from the sea, sons, Michael and Ricky Lutins;
and she left the stage to sister, Sherry Sutton; and two
becqmehis bidI Known as grandchildren.
'ThArt^ he't A visitation wa held Janiuary
1976 rin the 46th year of their 29 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral
marriage. Home, Jacksonville Beach. A
She was active in Riverside graveside service will be held at
Park Methodist Church, the 10 a.m. January 30 at
Fairfax Manor Garden Club Jacksonville Memory Gardens,
and other civic organizations. 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange
She is survived by three Park.
daughters, Phoebe Smith (Bob),
B.J. Merrill and Pam Winton
(Bob); eight grandchildren, Willam lPalmer
Macdonald Smith, Scott Smith,
Taylor Smith, Catherine JIl
Merrill, Warren Merrill, Tyler W i a
Winton, Brett Winton and Palmer Lynn,
Scott Winton, 13 great-grand- 58 died
children and two great-great- an8ar 26
grandchildreh. January 26,
The family wishes to. express Gainesville,
their deepest appreciation to Fla. He moved
her caregiver, Dena Swank, for F Jacksonville
her loving care. A constant f r o m
source of -joy and optimism, Gainesville in
she was an inspiration to all,, esville win
who knew her because of her e U A
love of life and her gift of affir- a veteran of the U.S. Army-s
82nd Airborne and owned Fast
mation, the family said. Track Plumbing.
After a private burial, a cele- He is survived by his mother,
ration of her life will be held Eloise. McAfee of Jacksonville;
at 3 p.m. February 2 at
Riverside Park Methodist two daughters, Ashley Lynn
Church on Park Street. In lieu and Auriel Weinberg, both of
of flowers, donation may be Jacksonville; sister, Linda L.
made to the Florida Wildlife Francisco of Ocala, Fla. and
made to the Florida Wildlife Durango, Colo.; four grand-
Federation, P.O. Box 6870, children; one niece, one
Tallahassee, Fla. 32314 or to an children; one niece, one
organization of choice, nephew and numerous aunts,
Viuncles and cousins.
'Visitation with, his family

will be held from 6-8 p.m.
February 1 at Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m.
February 2 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in
his memory may be made to St.
Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Gordon Candee

Allen Lee

Allen Lee Preston, 60, died
January 26, 2008, in
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida-McGraw
Center. He was born in
Lebanon, N.H.. and moved
from Meriden, N.H.. to Florida
in August 1976.
He was self-employed, a
member of American Legion
Post #316 and proudly served
in the United States Army in
Family members include his

G o, r d o n three daughters, Angela (Louie)
Candee Mills, Porter, Jennifer (Corey)
Ph.D., 83, died Budzynski and Debra (Ken)
January 24, Morgan; three brothers, Bill
2008 at Fleet Preston, Brian Preston and
L a n d i n g, Stephen Preston; two sisters,
At 1 antic Betty Hayes and Nancy
Beach. He was Richardson; eight grandchil-
born February dren, Ashley King, Asia
13, 1924 in Preston, Michael King, Carey
Fallon, Nev. Budzynski, Shane Budzynski,
Two days after graduating Sarah Morgan, Jackson
from high school at the age of Budzynski and Carter Ross
17 in June 1941, he was injured Porter. He was predeceased by
in a farming accident, the con- his parents, Barbara M. Renney
sequences of which would and William A. Preston; and
remain with him the rest of his sister, Susan Masterson.
life. The accident resulted in A Memorial Service will be
paralysis from the knees down. held at 2 p.m. February 2 in
After a long recuperation, he American Legion Post #316,
was ultimately able to walk Atlantic Beach.
with braces. In lieu of flowers, donations"
In the fall of 1942, he may be made to Community
enrolled in the University of Hospice of Northeast Florida,
Nevada at Reno, where he 4266 Sunbeam Road,
majored in chemistry and grad- Jacksonville, FL 32257.
uated in 1946 with a B.S. That Services under the direction
year he met Mary Jane Medlin, of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
and the two were married in Home, Jacksonville Beach.
1947. He continued his educa-
tion at the 'University of Herbert W.
Michigan, where he obtained
his Ph.D. in biochemistry. Scheidel
In 1950, the couple moved to
Memphis, Tenn., where he was Herbert W.
a research associate in the bio- Scheidel, 65,
chemistry department of the of Ponte Vedra
University of Tennessee Beach died
Medical School. In 1955, he January 27,
accepted a position at the 2008, after a
University of Texas Medical courageous
Branch at Galveston, where he nine-year bat-
taught medical and graduate tie with can-
school until he retired in 1989. cer.
During his tenure he attained B o r n
the position of full professor February 15, 1942, in
within the department of Cleveland, Ohio, to Hedwig
Human Biological Chemistry (Rieker) and Henry Scheidel, he
and Genetics. is survived by his wife of 31
During his career he years, Miyuki (Kurahara)
authored more than 65 articles Scheidel; sons, Wesley
on biochemistry. In 1957, ,he Scheufler (Annie) of Sarasota,
authoeredf a:"paper on IU-lu Fla,, and Henry Scheidel
tathione i erbxidase, an (Lillian) of Taipei, Taiwan;
enzyme, and was later credited daughters, Ema Scheidel
with its discovery, having writ- (Fouad Saad) of Manama,
ten at least five articles about it Kingdom of Bahrain, and Miki
before anyone else. Scheidel (Noah Geesaman), of
He was a member of numer- Washington, D.C.; seven
ous scientific societies and grandchildren, Dylan, Caitlin,
served as president of the Lydia, Nicole, Natalie, Hunter
Sigma Xi Chapter at the and Kaila; and brothers, Rolf
University of Texas. He retired Scheidel (Bonita) of Sylvania,
at 65 but continued his Ohio, and Ronald Scheidel
research at the university as a (Deborah), of Bay Village,
professor emeritus. Ohio.
In 1998, he moved- to He was respected by all who
Atlantic Beach to care for his knew him as a loving husband
wife at Fleet Landing. Since and father, a loyal friend, a gift-
moving to Florida, he contin- ed businessman and a generous
ued to publish scholarly arti- benefactor, the family said.
cles. He was Chairman and for-
He is predeceased by his wife, mer CEO of Learning
Mary Jane Mills. He is survived Technologies, Ltd., a company
by two sons, David (Julia), and that produces and distributes
John; a daughter, Melinda Mills English-learnin'g language
Bradshaw (John); four grand- products and services in Japan,
children, Jack and Kyle Taiwan and Hong Kong. A
Bradshaw, Marlena Mills and graduate of Harvard Business
Lauren Figg; and a great-grand- School's Owner/President
daughter, Isobel Figg. held Management Program, he took
A Memorial Service was held over a company that was near
January 27 in the auditorium bankruptcy and grew it to
of Fleet Landing. Private inter- become the largest Disney
ment was held in Oaklawn licensee in Asia.
Cemetery, Jacksonville. In addition to leading the
Services under the direction company to success, he was
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral proud of it having touched the
Home, Jacksonville Beach. lives of hundreds of thousands
of young children by teaching
them English as a second lan-

guage using Disney characters.
The company's membership
service programs currently
number more than 100,000
members in Japan alone.
Together with his wife, he
was known in Jacksonville for
actively supporting numerous
charities, particularly the
Habitat for Humanity organiza-
tions of the Jacksonville
Beaches and St. Augustine, and
Dignity U Wear, where he
served on the boards of direc-
tors, as well as the H.E.R.O.E.S.
scholarship program, de
Tocqueville Society for the
United Way, University of
North Florida (UNF) and
Florida Community College at
Jacksonville (FCCJ). In honor
of his generosity and many
contributions, Jacksonville
Beaches Habitat designated a
volunteer-built neighborhood
as "Scheidel Court."
To assist Habitat families, he
and his wife established
endowments for scholarships
at UNF and FCCJ for the chil-
dren of Habitat owners as well
as other deserving children,
which, together with matching
state funds, total approximate-
ly $4 million. More than 60
Scheidel Scholars are attending
or have graduated from UNF or
He also founded the Scheidel
Foundation, a multi-genera-
tional family philanthropic
organization that continues to
benefit worthy organizations
in Northeast 'Florida and
In fighting his illness for
nine years while running a
business and benefiting his
community, he demonstrated
not only intellect, discipline,
leadership and courage, but
also his deep love for his fami-
ly and those around him, and
his selfless compassion and
generosity for those less fortu-
nate, the family said. He will be
sorely missed by his family, as
well as by his many friends and
associates in Jacksonville and
around the world.
Visitation will be held from
4-8 p.m. January 31 in Quinn-
Shalz Funeral Home. A
Memorial Service will be held
at 2 p.m. February 2 in the
Wilson Center, Florida
Community College of
Jacksonville, South Campus,
11901 Beach Blvd. At his
request, the memorial will be a
joyous -celebration- of life.
Accordingly, attendees are
encouraged to dress cheerfully.
The family requests that made to the Herb
Scheidel Memorial Education
Fund, care of FCCJ Foundation,
501 W. State St., Jacksonville,
Fla. 32202.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Horne, Jacksonville Beach.

Sammie Leroy
Sammie Leroy Yow, born July
15, 1951, in Mayport, died
January 22, 2008. He was a
commercial fisherman by trade
and heart.
He is survived by his wife of
40 years, Barbara Yow; chil-
dren, Michael, Donald, Angel
and Sammie; nine grandchil-
dren, pne brother and three sis-
He was our rock, and he will
be greatly missed, the family
In lieu of services, a
Celebration of Family and
Friends was held January 26 at
the family home in
Jacksonville. The family
requests no flowers be sent.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

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July 1939: Members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps as featured in a Life magazine article.

Lifeguard recruits begin odyssey

There's an old say-
ing in the
American Red
Cross Volunteer
Lifesaving Corps:
"It's tougher to stay in than
it is to get in."
That adage was driven
home early in Rick Foster's
introductory speech to
about 35 prospective mem-
bers of the lifesaving corps'
2008 winter recruitment
The 12-week class, which
met for the first time
Sunday morning at the
Jacksonville Beach lifeguard
station, is one of two the 97-
year-old organization holds
annually to replenish its vol-
unteer ranks.
"The consequences for not
showing up for duty are
severe," said Foster, 27, a
seven-year veteran of the
corps and its newly elected
"If you miss a day, you are
done. It has to be that way.
If it wasn't, only half of the
corps would show up."
Foster's hardline address
to a room of mostly high
school-age students was.
more reality than theater.
Because the corps can add
only about 20 new members
each year, fewer than a third
of Sunday's recruiting class
will actually make it to grad-
uation day in late April.
"I'll just tell you that right

Maurice Rudolph, a two-time past captain, speaks to female
recruits at the lifeguard station on Sunday.

now," added Maurice
Rudolph, a two-time past
captain of the corps and a
21-year veteran.
"What you are about to
experience is going to try
your mental and physical
capabilities. You will eventu-
ally have the right to work
on the beach and earn a
paycheck, but first you have
to show us your commit-
ment here."

Only the strong survive
While it may be "tough to
stay in" the corps, as Foster
eluded, it's also extremely
difficult to get in.
Sunday's class of hopefuls
will be whittled down con-
siderably over the next few
months as Foster and assis-

tant instructor Demian
Harris put the group
through its paces.
"Part of the training is to
stress them out," said Harris,
28, the commodore, or
leader, of his recruit class in
the winter of 2006.
"We don't want them get-
ting into stressful situations
on the beach and then quit-
ting on us."
Recruits must pass certain
physical and mental entry
criteria prior to being
schooled in advanced life-
saving training.
Minimum recruit time
standards include running a
mile in less than 10 minutes
and swimming 550 yards in
a po9l in under 12.
Recruit finalists must run

the mile in under eight min-
utes and swim the 550 in
under 10.
Other criteria: must be
able to dive to a depth of 12
feet and recover a 15-pound
weight. Must be able to drag
a lifeguard chair 100 feet.
"If you are not in good
shape, go home and start
running because you are
going to need a lot of stami-
na," said Rudolph.
"If you don't swim well,
we will help you out a little,
but we're not here to teach
you how to swim. You have
to be a very good swimmer
to be able to rescue people
in the ocean."

Attrition high in winter
Foster said he was 16 and
a sophomore at Bishop
Kenny High when he joined
the corps in the winter of
1996. Rudolph was his class
"We started out with 45
[recruits],. and maybe eight
to 10 got in," Foster
"Attrition is a little higher
in the winter class than the
summer class (May-July)
because of the [greater]
numbers. If they can't make
the run time or the swim
time, we have to cut them
"And we're honest with
them. If they can't do it, we
say work on that and come
back next year."
Harris, a school teacher,


Senior Life Foundation

addresses emergency

needs of senior citizens

"A friend in need is a
friend indeed," says an old
proverb. That's especially
true when the friend is
prompt in furnishing urgent-
ly-required aid. A relatively
new local charity, The Senior
Life foundation, Inc., evi-
dently tries really hard to do
The SLF is a non-profit 501
(C) (3) organization estab-
lished in 2000 to address the
emergency needs of low-
income senior citizens in
Duval County. Its president,
Mari Terbrueggen, a retired
Prudential Financial vice
president, recently told me
in a letter, "What differenti-
ates us from ALL other agen-
cies in Duval County is our
ability to provide emergency
help to low-income seniors
generally the SAME day they
call. If you need Insulin, get-
ting on a waiting list does
not help. If your electricity is
being shut off and you are
on oxygen you can't wait
very long."
Of course, per Foundation
literature, needs vary, and
financial circumstances are
always validated before a
request is filled. An explana-
tory pamphlet goes on to
give examples of dire circum-
stances in which assistance
was rendered; i.e.:
"Paid electric bills;... how-
ever, Foundation policy
allows assistance to an indi-
vidual only once in emer-
gency situations to help
them (the poverty-stricken)
get on their feet; Provided
delivered meals to a senior
through Urban Jacksonville;
Bought Insulinttnd;othe:;.
medications for needy, ill,
seniors; Purchased or fixed
essential appliances, such as
the air conditioner that was
repaired for an 86-year-old
woman on oxygen with no
family, so she could be more
comfortable in her final

The Foundation's tele-
phone number is (904) 268-
9128. Here are some excerpts
from communications by
grateful recipients: "I called
when I just couldn't pay my
bills. What a relief and bless-
ing to know someone cares
enough to help."----"The
Foundation helped me stay
in my home and care for my
wife. Thank you, thank you."
President Terbrueggen,
who received an Eve award
for volunteer service last
June, has pointed out that
96% of the funds raised by
the SLF go to help seniors
and that all donations are
tax-deductible They can be
sent to The Senior Life
Foundation, Inc.., Post Office
Box 57443, Jacksonville, FL
One Beaches organization
which has raised significant
funds for the Foundation is
the Unity Church of
Jacksonville Beach (Pastor:
Delores Vetter; phone: 254-
9683). According to Mari
Terbrueggen, the-members bf
theUnity Church-".:. are an
amazing group of dedicated
people who work together
not only on their spiritual
needs but they also reach out
to help others in the com-
God bless all of the above.

photo submitted
Helen Chestnut, left, treasurer of the Senior Life Foundation,
with Pastor Delores Vetter of Unity Church, Jacksonville Beach.

Sawgrass Marriott sweet place to be Feb. 8

photo submitted
Beaches chef and restaurateur Tony Pels (right) receives the
Best Tasting Dessert Award from Michael Corrigan at the 2007
Chocolates of the World competition. '

The International Visitor
Corps of Jacksonville is
hosting a special event
that should be of special
interest for anyone who has
ever been wanted to attend
or judge a culinary competi-
Six renowned teams of
chefs will compete at
Chocolates of the World on
Friday, Feb. 8, at the
Sawgrass Marriott Resort in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Awards for chocolate cre-
ations in three categories
(best station, best presenta-
tion and best tasting) will be
Ticket holders will have
the opportunity to sample

entries from each team and
vote for their choice for the
winners in all categories.
The 6 p.m. event also
includes a silent auction.
Heavy hors d' oeurves will be
served and there will be a
cash bar. Tickets are $75 per
persqn and are available by
calling IVC Jacksonville at
346-3942 or visiting
Celebrity host for the
event will be Ethan Becker,
author of the "75th

Anniversary Edition of Joy of
Cooking." Becker is the
grandson of Erma S..
Rombauer and son of
Marion Rombauer Becker
who were the authors of the
original "Joy of Cooking."
Becker together with his
wife Susan published this lat-
est edition of "Joy of
Cooking" which won the
2007 Quill Award for cook-
Chocolates of the World is
an annual fund-raising event
for the International Visitor
Corps of Jacksonville, a non-
profit volunteer organization
that works with the U.S.
State Department to promote
peace and understanding.
The local chapter is one of
90 around the country, said
Waine Banyas, IVC

Jacksonville board member
and master of ceremonies for
Chocolates of the World.
IVC volunteers assist with.
the International Visitor
Leadership Program spon-
sored by the state depart-
ment. Through this program,
upcoming leaders from
around the world in the pub-
lic and private sector are
selected by the state depart-
ment to visit and learn about
the U.S.
The competition at this
year's event should be
intense with a slate of talent-
ed ,and award-winning chefs
competing. The 2007 winner
of the first place award for
best tasting was Beaches chef


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Pat Pumphrey (left), vice president for membership, receives an
award from national Navy League president Michael McGrath at
the January dinner meeting of the Mayport Council of the Navy



Miwa and Nicholas Fiore


Miwa Kouri and Nicholas
Fiore, both of Jacksonville
Beach were married Saturday,
Jan. 26, 2008, at Trinity
Episcopal Parish in St.
The Rev. David Weidner and
the Rev. Penny Pfab presided-
at the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Harukazu and Judy Kouri of
Jacksonville Beach. She is a
graduate of Fletcher High
School and is employed by
Prudential Network Realty.
The groom is the son of
John and Noel Fiore of

Medford, N.J. He is a graduate
of the University of Maryland
and is employed by Wachovia
Mortgage Corp.
Naomi Kouri was the maid
of honor. Jessica Fiore and
Angela Duckett Strayve were
the bride's attendants.
Matthew Fiore was the best
man. Brandon Kaletkowski
and Adam Caron were
The couple will spend their
honeymoon in Vail, Colo.
They will reside in
Jacksonville Beach.

Lauren Ashley Holbrook and
Ryan Marshall Gray, both of
Jacksonville, have announced
their engagement to be mar-
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Holbrook of Jacksonville. She is
a 2007 graduate of the
University of North Florida
with a degree in international
business. She is employed as an
accounting manager with

Genessee 8& Wyoming Inc.-
The groom-elect is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Basil Gray Jr. of
Jacksonville Beach. He is
employed as a manager and co-
owner of Brucci's restaurant in
The couple plan to wed on
Nov. 15, 2008, at Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church in
Ponte Vedra Beach.

Guards: Winter recruits

Cont. from A-6
joined the corps at 26. He
was elected to a staff position
after two years of consecu-
'tive'service. :-; ..: ;;d A
"On days' lketoday,'ihost'
people show up not knowing
what to expect and thinking
that it's going to be easier
than they've been told,"
Harris said.
"The winter class is two
weeks longer than the sum-
mer class, but there's more
guards around the station
during the summer so the
stress level is higher."
On Sunday, while half the
recruits filled out paperwork,
Rudolph led the other half
on a tour of the historic life-
guard station, home to the
corps since 1912.
Recruits visited dorm and
locker rooms, a game
room/lounge and the "peg,"
an observation tower built
more than 60 years ago.
The corps began admitting
women in the mid-1990s and
expanded its station in 1998
to accommodate living quar-
ters for females.
Women made up 14 of the
35 recruits in attendance on

Training at UNF pool
Rudolph, who first joined
the corps in 1988, asked each
recruit to explain why he or
she decided to sign up.
"I come from a family of
:lifeguards, so it's my turn,"
said a Nease High School
junior. *
"I've wanted to do it since
I moved here," added a
University of North Florida
student-athlete who plays
The majority of the winter
recruits are student-athletes
from area high schools such
as Nease, Fletcher, Stanton
Prep, Paxon or Bishop
SA Terry Parker High stu-
dent who rode his bike to
the beach from the Regency
Square area to attend
Sunday's orientation said he
decided to try out for the
corps because of his late
"I felt like it might be
something he would have
wanted me to do," the
teenager said.
Foster said he was ready to
sign on the dotted line after
touring the Art Deco-style
lifeguard station as a high
school sophomore.
"That's what sold it for
me," recalled Foster, a proj-
ect manager for a construc-
tion firm.
"This place is very cool."
Recruits who signed up for
the training on Sunday
ranged in age from 16 to 22.

Background checks will be
done on all applicants. Proof
of a physical in the past year
is also mandatory.
Thel edruitsifttain otnl.i;i,'!
Sunday a-rthe.Universifyof
North Florida's Aquatic
Center and meet on Tuesday
evenings at the lifeguard sta-
tion. Parent's Night is
Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Winter class graduation is
Sunday, April 27.

No pay the first year
"If I feel that you are not
'giving us your best effort, I
reserve the right to dismiss
you from the class at any
time," says aletter to recruits
from Foster.
No one in the corps -is
immune from expulsion,
including high-ranking 'ffi
cers, such as.captains, two of
whom have been dismissed
in recent years.
Newly minted lifeguards
are required to volunteer
every Sunday-and on all
national holidays.,
Second-year guards, or
surfmen, are paid an hourly
rate by the city of
Jacksonville Beach during the
summer season..
"If you stay in the corps
eight years, you can honor-
ably retire," Rudolph, a
Jacksonville Beach resident,
told the recruit class on
"The first thing we teach
you is volunteerism. You will
have over 200 volunteer
hours your first year. And,
guess what? You don't get a
paycheck for that,
"This isn't just a job. This
is a national lifesaving
organization. This is a very
serious commitment you are
about to undertake."
Dressed in a crisp short-
sleeve white shirt, the clean-
shaven Foster was all busi-
ness when he spoke to the
winter recruits.
"I'm not going to sugar-
coat anything," he told the
group, most of whom are sit-
ting with their backs straight
in white folding chairs
embossed with Red Cross
"Pulling somebody out of
the ocean who is truly strug-
gling and doing that' without
a buoy is one test you have
to pass.
"Our main mission is to
have a group that is thor-
oughly trained and able to
respond any time, any place.'
It's going to be tough. We
have to weed a lot of people
Next Week: Recruits
dressed in mandatory black
sweats head to UNF for their
first of many indoor pool

photo submitted
Lovers Chocolate Crunch, prepared by Chef Tony Pels, was the
winning dessert in 2007.

Chocolates: Feb. 8

Cont. from A-6
Tony Pels for his heart-
shaped Lovers Chocolate
Among the teams compet-
.ing in 2008 are as follows:
Hector Gonzalez, the
executive chef at the TPC at
Sawgrass. Gonzalez is a grad-
uate of the Henry Ford
Culinary College Program
and has served as executive
chef at the Williamsburg
Hospitality House in Historic
Williamsburg, Va. He has
been awarded best chef in a
competition in Virginia and
named chef of the year by a
Virginia publication.
Elizabeth Hancock is the
pastry chef at the Sawgrass
Marriott Golf Resort and Spa.
After acquiring a foundation
in the art of pastry making
and baking cakes at Flour
Power Bakery in San Diego,
Hancock studied and
received certification in these
areas from the California
Culinary Academy in San
Hancock came to the
Sawgrass Marriott three and a
half years.ago. As pastry chef
there, she has responsibility
for everything from the
breakfast pastries to wedding
James Mullaney is the
executive pastry chef at The
Cloisters in Sea Island, Ga.
He is an award-winning chef
with more than two decades
of experience in the culinary
industry. Among his many
awards are top honors, silver,
and bronze awards in the
National Team Baking and
Pastry Championship and
the World Pastry Team
Championship. Mullaney has
appeared on television sever-
al times and is a contributor
to culinary magazines.
Arthur White is an
accomplished chef and serves
as the executive chef at the
Savannah Bistro in the
Airport Holiday Inn in
Jaycel Adkins and Judy
Tan are chocolatiers and co-
owners of Etiquette of
Chocolate in Orange Park.

Both studied at the French
Culinary Institute in New
York and received grand
diplomas in Pastry Arts.
Their combined experience
includes work at the Notter
School of Pastry Arts, Le
Cirque Restaurant in New
York, and at Love and
Laughter Pastry Studios.
Among their specialties at
Etiquette of Chocolate are
James Muller is executive
chef at Maggiano's restaurant
in the St. Johns Town Center.
Prior to his work at
Maggiano's, he served as
executive chef at restaurants
in Tampa and West Palm
Beach, including Basil's
Neighborhood Caf6.
Basil's has been voted one
of the Top 20 restaurants in
South Florida. Muller also
contributed several recipes to
the South Florida cookbook,
"Taste of Florida."

Annie Whitley of Neptune
Beach was named to the dean's
list for the 2007 fall semester at
the University of South
Carolina Aiken. Students had
to acheive a minimum grade-
point average of 3.5.

Jordan Bowser and Amy
Stagliano, both of
Jacksonville, were named to
the honor roll at Lipscomb
(Tenn.) University for the 2007
fall semester.

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during the winter break. She shared many interesting photos and stories about here travels there
with her class on "Egyptian Day." The students made Egyptian artwork and decorations and read
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photo submitted
Kali Woodruff and Andrew Bohn represented Fletcher High School and FBA District 17 at the
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Bohn represented Fletcher
High School and FBA District
17 at the 2008 Florida Music
Educators Conference this
month in Tampa.
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State Band, both students were
chosen by audition. Between
1,500 and 2,000 high school
musicians from around the
state auditioned for a spot in
one of the honor bands.
..,- Woodruff,. a senior at FHS,
performed as a part of the All-
State Symphonic Band (11th &
12th grade) under the direc-
tion of Jerry F. Junkin, artistic

director and conductor of the
Dallas Wind Symphony.
Woodruff has been accepted to
the University of Florida
School Of Music, Clarinet
Studio. She will study with
professor Mitchell Estrin and
perform as a member of the
University of Florida Clarinet
Bohn, a sophomore at FHS,
performed as a part of the All-
State Concert Band (9th & 10
th grade) under the direction
of professor. Rich4rd .Blatti,
associate director of bands at
Ohio State University.
The Fletcher High School
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Jonathan MaerkI has received
straight Superior ratings at the
Florida Bandmasters
Association Marching Music
Performance Assessment for
the past two years.
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Coalition competitions the
band has also consistently
received Superior ratings.
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of Florida representative in the
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Teen relations
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provided by the Fletcher High
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over age 13.
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Par e 8A


The Beaches Leader

January 30, 2008 SPO RTS

* Too much focus on Brady?
* Fishing Leader
* Classifieds

Senators earn district soccer crown

Next up is

a rematch

with Flagler

Palm Coast

in regionals

With a milestone win, the
Fletcher ligh boys soccer
team is set to make a run for
the state championship.
The Senators closed out the
District 1-6A finals with a 3-1
win over Orange Park last
Friday at Mandarin High
School, setting up a regional
match-up against Flagler Palm
Coast, the very team that
eliminated Fletcher from the
state playoffs a year ago.
"District Champions, that's
awesome," Senators head
coach Mike Levine said. "I'm
proud of the kids."
Fletcher (20-1-3) got on the
board early against the
Raiders (17-3-3) and never
gave up the lead.
Tony Kattreh, Gabe Smith
and Cabe Nolan each scored
for Fletcher in the win.
Stephan Laniel scored the
lone goal for Orange Park.
"[Fletcher] played well,"
Orange Park head coach Paul
Tomaro said. "They took
advantage of the opportuni-
ties they had. They're a very
skillful team, very technically
sound and they brought a lit-
tle bit more to the table
tonight. They were able to
hold it together while we kind
of lost it at the end. I just
hope we get another crack at
While Fletcher earned its
victory, Orange Park dominat-
ed control of the ball, keeping.
play at or near the-Fietchler
goal. The Senators survived a

Fletcher High
forward Tony
Kattreh fires
a shot on
goal against
Orange Park
in the District
1-6A champi-
onship game
last Friday
night at
Kattreh, a
member of
the U.S. jun-
ior national
team, had a
goal in the
Senators' 3-1

Fletcher Highi goalkeeper Taylor Wyman makes a save.'during last Friday night's district championship game against Orange Park played at Mandarin. The Senators
wrapped up their second straight District 1 -6A title with a 3-1 victory over the Raiders.

few scares as twice the ball ling the ball so well, Fletcher
was stopped at the end line was forced t6 counter attack
after goalkeeper Taylor on offense, which was how
Wyman was beat, and a few the team. scored all of its
Raider shots that looked des- goals, according to Levine.
tined to be.goals bounced off ...It wasa great tear effort,"
the post-" Levine said. 'In the second
With Orange Park control- half they definitely took con-

trol. I think we got a little too
defensive with them.
"They're a really good pos-
session team and we really
scored off counters. All three
goals came offcounter attacks
arid you have to do that
against a team like that. We

really dodged some bullets
tonight. They had their,
"There is a really good
chance we'll play these guys
again in the second round jof,
the regional playoffs]," Levine
added. "They're a really good

If both
Orange Park. .
and Fletcher
win in the first
round of the
state playoffs,
the teams will
meet again at
Fletcher in the
regional semifi-
nal round. The
Senators lead
the Raiders
this season,
winning two
of the three
games the
schools have
played. The
other game
ended in a
"I'm not
looking past
the [quarterfi-
nal] games at
all, but I
think we
have a good
chance to see
.Orange Park
Levine said,
the district
onship set up
a rematch
with Flagler
Palm Coast,
the school

[Fletcher] I
They took ai
the opportu
had. They're
team, very
sound and thE
little more t(

our classification and every-
one else has gone home for
the year."
As for the win against
Orange Park, it was the 400th
of Eevine's career as a head
soccer coach,
"I guess that makes me real-
ly old if I had -
my teams win
that many
games," the
coach joked.
"I've been
Doing this a
long time. Youl
get groups of
kids like this
and it makes
you want to
keep doing it.
It's a real spe-
cial group of
kids and they
played well. deserve a lot
dvantage of of credit."
nities they will host
a very skillfUl Flagler Palm
technically Thursday
ey brought a with kickoff
slated for 7
o the table p.m.

tonight. They were able to
hold it together while we
kind of lost it at the end. I
just hope we get another
crack at them.

Paul Tomaro
Raiders head coach

that eliminated Fletcher from
the state playoffs last season.
Levine and some of the
Senators probably well
remember the game, played at
Fletcher, when, with the game
at a scoreless tie late in the
second half, FPC freshman,
Jason Alverez netted a penalty
kick, which was all the team
needed to win.
"That was last yaf's team
and this is this year's," Levine
Alverez, now a sophomore,
has teamed with Kattreh at
the national level where both
players traveled to Argentina
last year to play with the
youth national team.
"They're both real dynamic
young players," Levine said.
As the Senators get ready
for their first regional playoff
game, players know there are
no more easy games left on
the schedule.
"You have to worry about
everyone that's still playing
right now," Levine said.
"There's only 32 teams left in

Raines 65,
Fletcher 38
Senators fell
Monday night
in the open-
ing round of
the Gateway

opened with a
28-point first
quarter and never looked back,
in cruising to victory over
Fletcher (10-12).
A five-point second quarter
by the Senators helped Raines
establish a 39-15 halftime lead
and all but erased Fletcher's
hopes for a comeback.
Lamar Scruggs led the
Senators with nine points, fol-
lowed by Laquille Lawrence
with eight. Darious Campbell,
Antwoin Conerly and Robert
Gerena added five points
apiece in the loss.
Campbell and Gerena also
notched three-pointers.
Fletcher actually outscored
the Vikings 8-7 in a third
quarter marked by turnovers
and some good defensive
play, but Raines rallied to
score 19 points over the final
eight minutes to secure the
The loss eliminated Fletcher
from the Gateway Conference
tournament but the Senators
will get a chance at redemp-
tion in the upcoming district
playoffs beginning next week.


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

January 30, 2008


Too much focus on Brady in run-up to SB XLII

On the eve of television's
greatest spectacle, also
known as the Super
Bowl, here is a personal admis-
sion: We have not been hiding
Tom Brady.
Nor do we have any knowl-
edge of his boot or where he
has been spending time since
the last game his New England
Patriots played. And we do not
know the telephone number of
his girl(s).
Honest, he has not called us
one time since that game with
San Diego. Come to think of it,
he never called before that
game, either.
So what? Why can't the
hawks concentrate on the
game instead of one quarter-
back? There hasn't been so
much to do about a ball-
slinger since the local media's
love affair with Byron
Leftwich. And whatever
became of good old Byron,
In the midst of all this talk
about Tom Brady, some of the
other character actors in this
great show for Sunday in
prime time (you know it's a
great show, otherwise the TV
chiefs wouldn't insist on it
being shown in prime time to
collect all that advertising
gold) are being overlooked.
You know it's great because
the Super Bowl is the only
thing that can shush politi-
cians and their pundits for a
few hours anyway.
On second thought, let's not
blame the syndicated scribblers
and TV aces for concentrating
op the stars. It makes their
work a lot easier. It's not easy
to interview some football
players and with big-time stars,
one doesn't have to think to
ask questions.
You just turn some of them
on and let them run on until
you all run down. As one who
covered this show in person
for many years, it's not easy.
All your adversaries are step-
ping all over you to get every
scrap of news before and after
the game.
Maybe a few points have
been overlooked by the locals.
It's been written, of course,
that-.ihis is; the!fixst:Super Bowl
appearance. as a head coach; by


Tom Coughlin, who is credited
with bringing the New York
Giants back from the grave-
yard. But one of Coughlin's
boys from his old Jaguars team
is also making a debut in the.
big game.
Chris Hanson, who served as
Coughlin's ace punter for sev-
eral years, now boots kicks for
the Patriots. He hasn't punted
much, but when you have
Brady why do you need to?
Hanson was dropped by the
Jaguars on grounds that he
had slowed up too much.
Injuries had taken a toll on the
likeable Georgia native, limit-
ing his distance. But there were
some who thought Hanson
deserved one more year to
overcome his problems since
he had served the team so
Professional football being
what it is, Hanson was told -
in nice words to hit the
It says something that many
of his former Jacksonville
mates have voiced their pleas-
ure is seeing Chris get another
chance, and ironically, coming
out of it with a trip to the
promised land.
The Jaguars didn't need
either Tom Coughlin or Chris
Hanson, but both have beaten
their former team to the Super
Bowl. There must be a moral
in there somewhere.
Many in the media would
like to see the same good for-
tune for another expatriate,
Nick Sorenson, who after four
very valuable years (during two
of which he was voted special
teams captain by his peers, ino
committed, the ,Aforgivable;

sin of a second injury. Hence,
the junk pile.
One might even point out
Leftwich, who was in and out
of the trainer's room (and dog
house) all season last year
before finally being replaced
by David Garrard this season.
To that point, Garrard had
spent so much time on the
bench he was almost growing
The move to make Garrard
Jacksonville's starting QB
turned out to be for the better
as Jaguars fans now accept.
So it's the rarest Super Bowl
in more than 30 years because
the New England Patriots are
18-0. There hasn't been a per-
fect record on the line since
Don Shula's Miami Dolphins
team in 1973.
Maybe Coughlin's Giants
can end the Pats' amazing
streak. Those of us who knew
"Father Tom" when he
coached here congratulate him
for getting this far. Only two
teams in the NFL are good
enough to do it every year, and
the coach overcame a lot to get
The Suns are
Making Changes
Still a month away from
spring camp, the Jacksonville
Suns are busy making changes
fans would probably like to
know about, according to gen-
eral manager Peter Bragan, Jr.
First, there will be no
increase in last year's prices for
admission, food or parking.
Second, there won't be any
radical changes to the field or
stands at the Ball Grounds of
Jacksonville, now five years old
but still as shimmering as it
was on opening day in 2003.
Third, John Shoemaker, one
of the most successful man-
agers the Suns have had in
modem times, returns for his
fifth season as skipper.
Big changes, however, are on
the way for the parent club,
the Los Angeles Dodgers,
which could have some effect
on the Suns. The Dodgers are
dosing their spring training
facility in Vero Beach and will
transfer to Arizona, lock, stock
and bats.
This will likely mean, an end.
to Jacksonville's affiliation with

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leads his side into battle against the New England
Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl XLII from Glendale, Arizona.

the Dodgers after eight years.
Although Bragan is not specu-
lating now, he agrees that such
a change is probable.
"It's the coming thing in
baseball now to move the
training and rookie camps clos-
er to the big club and the lower
league teams, too," he said.
"The Atlanta Braves just
announced they are moving
their Triple-A team out of
Richmond after, decadesto a, :;:
new park being built just ;out-,

side Atlanta. It would make the Dodgers haven't played
sense for the Dodgers to move here.
their minor league teams closer "One thing is certain,"
to L.A." Bragan said, "and that's if fans
The relationship between want to visit Dodgertown,
Jacksonville and the Dodgers they'd better do it this spring
has been about as good as pos- because there won't be one
sible these days. Tommy after this year. The Baltimore
Lasorda, the Dodgers' longtime club will be using that facility
goodwill ambassador, has made and maybe it will be
frequent trips here and spoken Orioletown or something. But
to many groups. Bragan said it will never be what it used to
pne regret is that, except for an be with the old colorful .
exhibition ,gamelst season, ..;J)odgersintact." ..

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Very, very quiet is about
the best way to describe
the fishing last week
and through the weekend.
A few whiting were taken
from the Jacksonville Beach
pier. Along the jetties and near,
the Nassau Bridge, sheepshead
were boated weighing up to
nine pounds, but there just
weren't many caught.
The weather continues to
keep the party boats inside the
jetties. There seems to be plen-
ty of snapper on the party
grounds when anglers can get
to them,
Matt Hamilton and
Jonathan Moran made the
cool ride to Nassau Sound last
week and caught a dozen
Jeff Wanser used fiddlers
along the jetties last Thursday
and caught eight sheepshead,
a drum and a trout.


Pete Sheldon and John
McKenny anchored along the
rocks last weekend and made
a nice catch of sheepshead.
One of their toothy fish
weighed nine and one-half
Larry Finch and his wife
Murphy made their way to
Daytona over the weekend

looking for pompano and
whiting. In the surf just below
Daytona they caught a dozen
pompano and a cooler full of
big whiting.
Capt. Dave Sipler put his
live shrimp in one of his
favorite trout spots in the river
last Tuesday. He caught 22 of
the spotted ones, a flounder
and one sheepshead.
Walter Harris and Elijah
Brown, regular Jax Beach Pier
anglers, iced down 30 whiting
each before leaving the pier
on Saturday.
West Wingate took his mud
ihinnows to Pine Island
recently and caught six reds in
one of his favorite creeks in
just several feet of water.
Good Fishin'.

RIGHT: Two-year-old Wilson
Wingate admires the red his
dad caught last week around
Pine Island.

Excitement builds for the first

annual 26.2 with Donna event

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- T t's the biggest local running
Seventh to hit the tarmac
.since the first River Run
15K way back in 1978. Yes, it's
the National Marathon to
Fight Breast Cancer, aka "26.2
With Donna," "The Hicken
Marathon" and even, "Doing
The Donna."
Set for its debut on Sunday,
February 17th, at 8:30 a.m.,
the race now has 4,400 partici-
pants and counting.
When the race was first
announced over 18 months
ago, race organizers predicted
the magic number of 5,000.
That lofty goal now seems a
certainty. It will be the second
largest race in Jacksonville his-
* tory. Only the Gate River Run
is bigger.
The Gate race, set for March
8th, should pull a total of
almost 15,000, with approxi-
mately 10,000 in the main
event, the 15K.
Srs" Interesting to note that the
first River Run attracted a. -"
crowd of 2;500, which at th'e
time seemed like a huge race.
9 Of course, there were far fewer
runners even if there was a
"running boom" going on.
Still, that means the River
Run is four times larger than
e when it began and if "The
Donna" does likewise, in 30
years it could be a 20,000-per-
son event. Imagine that.
- John Tenbroeck, one of the


race's officials, said that there
is a "slight majority" of half-
marathoners to marathoners
in the Hicken race.
"It's probably three half-
marathoners to two full-
marathoners," Tenbroeck said.
This is typical; for when-a
half-marathon is offered along
with a marathon most people
opt for the-shoiter distance;
race is sanctioned and is an
official Boston Marathon qual-
The only snag is that the
Boston Marathon has a limit-
ed field and that field has
been filling for almost a year
now. By the time the "26.2
With Donna" is run, Boston
may be filled up.
So if someone in the Hicken

race runs his or her Boston
qualifying standard he or she
may still only get in this year's
Boston Marathon if the ceiling
has not been reached. Sort of
a. qualifier to the qualifier, if
you will.
Both "Donna" races boast
sizeable prize money purses;
the grand total amasses
$65,000. The first man and.
woman will each pocket a
cool $10,000. The rest of the
treasure will be divided by
those who finish second
through fifth, the first three
Masters runners, the top three
local finishers and a thousand
dollars will go to the first
breast cancer survivor.
In the Half-Marathon,
$5,000 will be divided
between the first five women
finishers. The idea is to put
money in the hands of
women competing in the
upcoming Olympic Marathon
Trials. Naturally this means it
is limited to American women
onlyc.1-n-- 1 u z
lal'mai'athori sup rstatr>
Olympian Keith Brantley, is in
charge of luring the elites to
town and that sort of dough
should surely pull some speed-
Tenbroeck said that the
prize money as well as all
other expenses have been cov-
ered by "outside sources."
That means the race sponsors.
And they have coughed up a

lot;, thanks to them the race
has a budget of $1.3 million.
This also means that every
penny of the entry fees will
go, as promised, to the Mayo
Clinic cancer department and
the Donna Hicken Foundation
in a 70/30 split.
The Donna Hicken
Foundation provides financial
aid to needy women in North
Florida who are suffering from
breast cancer.
The course starts and finish-
es at the Mayo Clinic on San
Pablo Road. It crosses the
Intracoastal Waterway via the
Butler Blvd. and goes north
through the beaches. A small
stretch of the course is run
along the beach sand.
There will be a pre-race expo
at the Shriners Auditorium on
St. John's Bluff Road and even
a charity golf tournament.
A lot of people have been
training very, very hard for
this event, doing amazing
things like 26-mile runs on
the Baldwin'R'ails4Toi-Trailstat.
five in the morning.- NNdozbt.
when the big day finally
arrives they will be very, very
In other running news, it
has been decided that, due to
construction, the Gate River
Run's 5K charity run/walk will
have a new course this year. It
will go north, toward
Springfield, on Florida
Avenue, out-and-back.


T Fishing
The Jacksonville Offshore
Sport Fishing Club's 8th annu-
al El Cheapo sheepshead tour-
nament and fish fry will take
place Saturday, Feb. 23 at the
Mayport public boat ramp.
Entry fee, including cap-'
tain's dinner, is $60 per boat
prior to Feb. 15 and $80 there-
after. Entry fee for the new
junior angler division is $10.
Grand prize is a 16-foot
Lowe Jon boat, 25-hp, 4-stroke
Mercury motor and
Loadmaster trailer valued over
$8,000. Cash and other prizes
will be awarded through 15th
For more information, visit
www.jaxfish.corn or contact
Frank Joura at (904) 465-4552
or via e-mail at FJoura@bell-

Gate River Run
The official Gate River Run
entry forms and training
schedules are now available
for the 31st running of
Jacksonville's signature run-
ning event on Saturday, March
Forms and schedules may be
obtained at
and online registration is
available. A complete training
guide is also available.
This year, for the first time
ever, the race will finish on
the field inside Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. -
For more information on
the Gate River Run and com-
panion race day events, visit or
phone 731-1900.

Face Off for a Cause, a col-
lege lacrosse event that bene-
fits the Wounded Warrior
Project, will take place
Saturday, Feb. 16 at Fletcher
'ELO High School, 700 Seagate
ing Ave., in Neptune Beach.
The event features two of

the top NCAA lacrosse teams
as the University of Delaware
battles University of
Maryland Baltimore County
beginning at noon. That will
be followed by a. women's
game featuring Rollins

College and Pfeiffer
Face Off for a Cause was
created by Nease boys
lacrosse coach Jack Francis to
help raise money for men and
women who have served in

the armed forces and been
injured in protecting
America's freedom.
Tickets are $15 and are
available at
For more information, visit




Photo by ROB DeANG
Nease High's Jackie Hellett, left, fires a shot on goal dur
recent girl's soccer playoff action against Matanzas High

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ABOVE: Panthers forward Alex Castellanos (in green) heads
the ball off a corner kick.
'~L LEFT: Fletcher High's Cabe Nolan scored a goal in last Friday's
3-1 victory over Orange Park in the District 1-6A championship
C A game played at Mandarin High.,



Wednesday, Jan. 30
Book Sale: The second day
of a two-day book sale by BG
Books, hosted by the
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches, runs from 7
a.m.-3 p.m. in the hospital
lobby. Everyone is welcome.
Visit to St. Augustine:
Descendants of Kiowa,
Cheyenne, Comanche,
Arapaho and Caddo Indians
held captive in St. Augustine
in the 1870s visit St.
Augustine, where they have
an opportunity to .explore.,
Castillo de. San Marcos, their,'
ancestors' prison. At 2:30
p.m., the Native American
visitors perform a blessing

ceremony at Ketterlinus
Elementary School, 67
Orange St. The ceremony will
be followed by performances
by tribal dancers and musi-
cians. At 4:30 p.m., the public
can join the Native American
entourage on the grounds
outside the Castillo. At 5:30
p.m., they move inside for
closed-to-the-public religious
ceremonies. The Kiowa visit is
sponsored by the St. Johns
County Tourist Development
Thursday, Jan. 31
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m.' at
Selva Marina Country Club.

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The speaker will be UNF pres-
ident John Delaney, who will
talk about the University of
North Florida. The cost to
non-members is $15. For
information, call club presi-
dent Neil Powell at 343-3571


Chiropractors. Tickets cost $5
and must be purchased prior
to the benefit. For informa-
tion, visit www.ajchiroprac- or call Alterman &
Johnson at 247-3933.

or visit www.beacheskiwa- Cummer Kiowa Pow- Wow: The Cummer Kiowa ",I3e e~
Pow-Wow Dinner Ceremony e
Business of Being Born: A will held at the Sawgrass
special benefit screening of Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.
the "The Business of Being The program features Native The Beaches Leader, Ponte Vedra Leader
Born," directed by Abby American ceremonial per- Classifieds
Epstein and executive pro- formances. The schedule
duced by Ricki Lake, will be includes an original Native call 249-9033
held at 7 p.m. at the Beaches.. American art and craft sale a tate,
B Lil ry"T1t'hiune from 3-5 p.m., genera]Th~iims-1"-02 30Q345
Beach. The showing of the sion reception from 6-7 p.m. 100-286 300"345
documentary is sponsored by and dinner and program from
Alterman & Johnson Family 7-9 p.m. The receptions are
sponsored by FOCUS | [ l
Water's Edge: At the Announcements Employment
Water's Edge, an exhibit at 400460 500550
First Street Gallery in
homers Neptune Beach, opens Jan. 31
and runs through March 31.
The exhibit features photog-
raphy and paintings by Linda Service Guide Merchandise
Olsen of Neptune Beach and 800-830
jewelry and glass ganels by 600-690 800-830
Jeannie Johnson of Ponte
Vedra Beach. In addition,
First Street Gallery artists
Johnson collaborate for an Garage Sales Transportation
exhibition. An opening recep- 840-862 905-980
tion will be held at the
Gallery from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8.
S For information, call First
ables Street Gallery at 241-6928 g
Friday, Feb. 1 Classified Deadline:
Author at Bookmark: Tim TUESDAY, 11 AM (for Wednesday Paper)
Dorsey will be at The THURSDAY, 11 AM (for Friday Paper)
BookMark, 299 Atlantic Blvd., FAMILYAD RATE:
7$7.40 first 10 words,47 each additional word,
Atlantic Beach, at 7 p.m. to COMMRCd AL RATE:
i i. 1 a d l, i i r. ies o f his $8.40 first 10 words, 47 each additionalword

U.siussL ani. sig pie s.u.Jo i. innsp
new book, "Atomic Lobster."
A mystery writer, Dorsey has
written another adventure. A
Tampa Tribune reporter and
editor from 1987-1999,
Dorsey is the. author of nine
previous novels. For informa-
tion, call 214-9026.
Civil Rights: Former
Jacksonville councilman
Rodney Hurst signs his first
book, "It was never about a
hog dog and a Coke," from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1 at a brown
bag lunch/author talk and
5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at a
reception/author talk at the
Ritz Theatre and LaVilla
Museum, 829 N. Davis St.,
Jacksonville. For information,
call the Ritz Theatre and
LaVilla Museum at 904-632-
FRA Cooks: Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 hosts
a "Fish Fry" from 5-8 p.m. at
the Branch Home, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A donation of $8 is
requested for each dinner.
Carry-out orders are accepted,
and the public is always invit-
ed. Starting at 9 p.m., the
music of DJ Fuzzy entertains
until 1 a.m.

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directly to Gulf of Mexicol Must see! Ex-
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LIST YOUR Home on MLS for $275. Sign,
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NC MOUNTAIN homesites from $59,900.
Minutes to Asheville, NC. Enjoy sweeping
mountain vistas, a mile of riverfront, walk-
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BBQ. Excellent financing available. Call
for more Info or to schedule tour.
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STUCK IN Florida? Can't sell what you
own? Trade your property for one of our
lakefront homes or lots in the mountains of
North Georgia or Western North Carolina.
Call Darin at Bender Realty (800)311-
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3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
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$189,000. 249-0346.
FSBO (2) buildable lots centrally located,
South Jax Beach, 50'x115' each. $185K
each or both, $365K. $25K below apprais-
al. (904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.
ATLANTIC BCH beautiful marsh front lot.
150x125, dock access, very private. Must
see. $295,000. 626-5161.
erties on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake.
Over 800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty today! (888)291-5253 or visit
VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, multi- single
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nancing available. (904)226-3968.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,

4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.
PONTE VEDRA, 4/1, quarter acre, pri-
vate, $290,000. 294-5498.

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WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach;
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100'
bulkhead, $845,000, (904)509-9071, Tim.
ACROSS FROM Mayo, 3/2, 1600sf, small
canal, access to IC water, $339,500,
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offer!
Stop wasting gas
We're open online!
Buy a home and get
free gas for a year!
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
ISLE OF Palms, 1500sf, 3/2, total renova-
tion, $205,000. Will help with closing
costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
No reactors please. (904)249-1890.

Beautiful 3/2 on lagoon w/ hardwood & ce-
ramic tile floors throughout. Lg scr. porch,
2 car gar., family room, dining room, kitch-
en. Cul-de-sac in gated community.
$459,000. Call owner for appt. 285-5432,
FSBO, RARE Beaches Marshfront, Gor-
geous views, 5BR/3.5BA, walk/ bike to
beach, Priced to sell. $879,900. Call
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$141,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.
JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$397K. (904)860-3239.
Gorgeous 3 bedroom contemporary, su-
perior quality and condition. 10' ceilings,
hardwood floors, fireplace, garage, rooftop
deck, master suite with wet bar, private
yard, steps to beach, 319 7th St.
GREENVILLE, SC Own a beautiful, new
3BR/2BA home for only 5% down & owner
will finance. Monthly pmts from $695. Call
COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
beach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $139K. (904)565-9919.
3BR/2BA, OAK Harbour, huge fenced-in
yard, all new inside, 4 blocks from boat
ramp, ample parking for boat, RV. Priced
to sell. $178K. 246-0737.
NEAR MAYO,. 3/2, 1800sf, $258,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111.
3BR/2BA townhouse, 1400sf, mint condi-
tion; financing available regardless of
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $149,900.
1927 Mary Street. Will co-op. Call
Jax Bch, 3/2, Ig den, hardwood floors, new
carpet in bedrooms, W/D. Lg corner lot,
Ready to move in! $299,000. 602 11th St.
North, (904)553-2918.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets, Re-
duced $239,900, 655-5990.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-

SELLER PAYS-all -losing costs,-off Gir-. ,
vin,i 4/2, 1900sf remodeled, $23
Ind pen4t3 i Bo '8r, As-o311 .i -
247-4333, 710-3111.

REFINANCE NOW! For daily rates, call.
1-877-643-8341 ext. 201.
Call McGuire Mortgage 246-9915.

NEPTUNE BCH office bldg 3500sf. For
sale or lease. 993-4011.

JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, upstairs, WDHU,
2 blocks to beach, $850/mo., pets wel-
come, 107 2nd St. S. Apt. D. 242-9195
ext. 201.
AX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A. Just two
blocks from ocean at 215 7th Ave. N.
Avail now, $950/mo. 866-2645.
ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated,
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.'

w/ wood floors. New kitchen w/ granite,
stainless steel appliances. Both bath-
rooms newly renovated with Travertine
stone & bowl sinks. Asking $479,000. Will
consider lease purchase. 15 Tallwood Rd.
JAX BEACH, 2/2, 1600sf, rent for $1400,
efficiency 1/1 on back rent $750, 1 block
to ocean $550,000., 315-6558.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New: roof, appliances, carpet, paint
tile & A/C. Great location to the Beaches.
and JTB. $244,000 OBO. 759-2349.
3/2, 1275SF, new plumbing, fresh paint, ir-
rigated yard, great neighborhood at the
beach! Asking $189,900. Josh 535-3098.
WATER FRONT Marsh Landing
4BR/3BA, pool, all upgrades, corner lot,
wood floors, new roof, 1 story, 2 family
rooms, 3500 sqft., 193 Linkside Circle,
(904)655-1993., $865,000.
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.

lake, 1850sf., W/D, $240,000, 699-2245.

OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully furnished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $235,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.

Completely renovated 1/1 on lake w/gran-
ite, tile, SS, new carpet, paint. $148,500
includes 1 year prepaid dues, $1500 in
closing costs, $500 gift card to Rooms to
Go. Partially furnished. Maryanne,
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.

beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call

$125,900- PVB, Ocean Grove, 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available.. 226-3968.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, end unit. Gated Community, approx.
1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation shut-
ters thruout, Newly remodeled kitchen,
covered parking. Sacrifice at $222,000.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
FSBO JAX Beach, luxury, 2/2, 1357sf.
Fee paid through June. $339,900: 241-
4544 or 993-3882.
$20,000 under appraisal.
At the Beach
2BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $185,000.
2/2, $136,900; off Hodges, between
Beach/JTB. New appliances/ carpet,
Moving Must Sell! (904)534-5847.

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ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$600/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.
JAX BEACH 1 & 2 BR apts. near ocean,
CH&A, WDHU, no pets, $725/mo & up.
wood floors, $1450/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
NEPTUNE BCH. 21,50 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833..
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
neighborhood, available Feb 1, $635/mo.
includes some utilities. Credit check/refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.

ATL BCH, Sylvan Dr., 2/2, lower unit/ du-
plex approx. 1200sf., carpet/ tile.
$1100/mo. TDO Mgmnt. (904)246-1125.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Peach,
2BR/1BA. $1000/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard,.1 yr. lease, no pets,
$900/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,

TOWN CENTER, only 3/2 condo in Espla-
nade avaqilable. $298,000. (904)897-
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
GRAND CAY, PV, Lovely 3BR/2BA, plan-
tation shutters, fireplace, stainless steel
appliances, screened porch overlooking
park +oversized garage. $239,000.
(904)616-5274, (904)280-5170.
sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/ Agent.
AWESOME, 2BR/2BA, end unit w/no
neighbors above or behind. Full eat-in
kitchen, fireplace, screened balcony over-
looking marsh. Resort amenities.
$178,000. Watson Realty, (904)731-5800.
At the Beach
3BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $260,000.

JAX BEACH, clean 2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceil-
ing fans, dishwasher; upper level w/deck.
No pets. $775/mo. $650 security deposit.
Immediate occupacy. References & credit
check required w/ $25 application fee. 614
4th St. No., 254-7644.
ATLANTIC BEACH Duplex. 1BR w/ga-
rage, across from beach. $890/mo. in-
cludes lawn service. 904-910-1108,
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $725/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
TWO BR in Mayport area. Newly remod-
eled. All appliances incl. 904-334-5421.
2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen, skylights, deck,
CH/A, WDHU, carpet & tile. $1100/mo.,
$800/dep. No pets. 102 Poinsettia St., Ati
Bch. 241-2624.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.

ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/2, privacy fence,
screened in porch, CH&A, utility room, 18"
orcelain tile, new carpet, 1325 Mayport
anding Circle. $750/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $750/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
LARGE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse, 1400sf.,
DR, kitchen, 3decks, ocean view, garage,
WDHU, CH&A, blinds, carpet, tile.
$1400/mo. +$1000/dep. NO PETS.
201 Margaret St. Neptune Bqach.
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1045/mo.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also. 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
2BR/1BA, W/D, private, beach access,
750sf. $1400/mo. includes utilities. No
pets. (904)487-4536.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR/2BA, wood floors,
just remodeled. Pool, block to ocean. No
pets or smokers. $975/mo. 505-1071.
JAX BEACH studio apt. upstairs, 2 blocks
to beach, 107 2nd St. S. Apt. C. $550/mo,
242-9195 ext. 201
NEPTUNE BEACH, one bedroom apt.
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport. 1 1/2
blocks to ocean. $850/rho. 246-3739.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1000/mo.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA townhouse,
$900/mo. Call.210-9402.........
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ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor, kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
2BR, vaulted ceilings, beautiful inside, off- paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517.
street parking. $1295/m o. 612-8868. -KIPPR.- .. ... ..i.s .. ..h .. f .- .hn -

LARGE 3BR/1BA apartment, new CH&A,
laundry, water included: Military discount,
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo.
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 apartments availa-
ble, 2BR/1BA, clean, new, 2 blocks to
beach. $1300/mo. 347-3523.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
JAX BEACH, 2/1 newly renovated, W/D,
$800/mo. +same deposit; 2/1, $700/mo.
+same deposit. 201 No. 9th St. No pets.

INEP BCHI, walk to beach from this charm-iiii-
ing 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
$1400/mo. 280-5142.
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, 'in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo. + deposit.
No pets. 571-3261.

JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
SAN PABLO/ Atlantic Blvd., 3/2,
1750sqft., large private yard, new sod,
$1350/mo., 472-6254.
12226 Versailles St., near Beach Blvd.
and Keman Blvd. Very private, quiet
neighborhood. 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, ceiling
fans, hardwood floors, fenced yard.
$900/mo. discounted rent, 1yr. lease. No
pets. (904)993-1114.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. lyr.
lease. (843)224-8783.

GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2, $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area,
fresh paint. WDHU. No pets. $1300/mo.
(904)246-5165, (904)891-8522.
GREAT 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach, pool & fire-
place, 1007 20th St. No., $1400/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.
NEP BCH, 4/3.5, 3500sf, pool, frplc., on
marsh. $2000/mo. 249-0156.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/1 BA, kitchen
equipped, WDHU. No smoking. 273-9548.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Oak Harbor, nice
3BR/1.5BA, 2471 Spokane Ave. East,
$995/mo. +deposit, 242-0544.
3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, wood and tile
floors, new A/C. $1250/mo. 635-1344.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo.+ dep. (negotiable). 759-2349.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 3 blocks to ocean,
newly remodeled, 3BR/1BA, washer/dryer
plus lawn service. $1450/mo.+ deposit.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA, 1600sf.,
Mexican tile downstairs w/9ft. ceilings,
garage, WDHU, large-fenced backyard,
first month rent +deposit, $1250/mo. Cred-
it check, 550 Dutton Island Rd., 610-4556.
Brand new 3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax
Bch. $1450/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. Unfurnished, long term
$2495/ mo. Also avail, furnished, short
term. 537-4083.
ICW- KENSINGTON, 3/2, fpl, new carpet.
Move in ready. $1200/mo., 703-7911.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990.
fenced yard, $1100/mo. Call 221-0612.
JAX BEACH, 2/1, seven blocks ocean,
single garage +shop/ storage building be-
hind house, CH&A, WDHU, fenced yard,
pets OK, military/ senior discount,
$1095/mo +$500 deposit, 720 2nd Ave.
No., 708-0731.
618 9TH Ave. N. 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
fenced yard, $925/mo. 891-0606.
NEAR HANNA Park- 3BR/2BA 1100sf,
fenced back yard, 1 car garage, No pets.
$875/mo., + security. 553-9890.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, large corner lot,
remodeled inside, 4 blocks to-beach,
close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1590/mo., 662-6522.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
ATLANTIC BEACH West/ Oak Harbor,
3BR/2BA, family room, fireplace. Must
See! $1250/mo. 612-8868.
Kensington Gem on preserve. 3/2, formal
living room, dining room, tiled throughout.
Luxurious master bath. Covered porch.
$1350/mo. 280-2805.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1200/mo. 710-5200.
JAX BCH, 3BR/2BA w/2 car garage, W/D,
$1100/mo. +deposit. 610-8761.
fireplace, located 2 blocks from ocean
w/beach access, pool/ pool house, fenced
yard, Avail. immed.. $2750/mo. (furnished/
unfurnished) includes lawn & pool service.
(904)568-1663. .
lake,'1850sf.; W/D, 2 car, small pet OK,
$1375/mo. 699-2245.
ATLANTIC BCH, 1/2 block from ocean,
4BR/2.5BA, +office/ laundry, cul-de-sac,
Sool & spa, private gate to beach access.
o smokers. Pets allowed w/deposit.
$3000/mo. includes lawn and. pool svc.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1350/mo, 838-8725.

3/2 Ati. Bch, 2 story townhouse. Newly
renovated, fenced backyard, $900/mo.
sec. dep., no pets. 285-6125.

ATLANTIC BCH- Selva Linkside, 3/2, all
appl. incl. W/D, Ig yard. $1500/mo. Call
(267)294-8243 or (904)422-0261.

SAWGRASS CC. Willow Pond. 2BR/2BA.
2 car garage. Fireplace. Furnished. Utilit-
ies included. 7 month minimum. Call
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1500/mo, no pets,
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
IC WEST 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms available,
$1200- $1800/mo. Independent Brokers &
Assoc., Inc. 247-4333 710-3111.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
S. JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage. Call

PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
ATLANTIC BCH/ Oak Harbor, 3 BR,
restored and fresh, W/D, fenced yard, car-
port, $1000/mo, 233-1346.


JAX BCH, 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, 1 car gar.
Just two blocks from ocean at 221 7th
Ave. N. $990/mo. Avail. now. 866-2645.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse,
150 13th Ave. N., unit A. 2 blocks to
beach, WDHU, Pets welcome, $1050/mo.
242-9195, ext. 201.

JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1400/mo.,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.

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January 30, 2008

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. ground walk out
back door to marina. Resort style living.
$2250/mo. Includes 1-car garage, water,
sewer, cable, pool, spa, clubhouse, health
club. Marina Walk, gated community
marsh and marina views. Call 463-2845.
BRAND NEW condo with new stainless
steel appliances, hardwood floors,
$1300/mo. 476=6361.
OCEAN FRONT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished.
No pets. 1 year lease, $1500/mo.,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor p lan. No dogs. $1500/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
1000sf totally remodeled & absolutely
new. Oceanviews from all rooms. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1295/mo. Low utilit-
ies (904)881-0895.
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, gated, 2nd floor,
W/D, pool, fitness. $825/mo.
VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
WOLF CREEK 3/2, gated community,
$1050/mo. Klaidman Realty Group,
OCEAN GROVE IN PVB, 2/2, $950/mo.
Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, gated community, Summerhouse, off
A1A West. Appliances, W/D, five star
amenities. Fitness center (24/7), heated
pool, -pub, theater, tennis. Avail now
$1075/mo. (904)349-3434.
JAX BEACH Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
$200 OFF 1st month rent. Luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $850/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1 A. Short walk
to ocean. Just remodeled, 2/2, 1100sf.
Garage & fireplace. Granite kitchen and
bathrooms. Large tile' living areas. Fresh
lively paint. Stunning 5" baseboards, new
carpet, new sinks, new oil rubbed bronze
light & plumbing fixtures. All appliances in-
cluded. Oversized rooms. Plenty of side-
walks and slow streets for strolling. Low
utility cost with new insulation, windows
and doors. $945/mo. Call (904)881-0895
for appt.
BELLEZA OF Ponte Vedra, 1BR/1BA, 3rd
story, vaulted ceilings. $875/mo.
PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, 2nd floor (top), vault-
ed ceilings, W/D, all amenities $1150/mo.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.

JAX BEACH, 3/3, avail now .5 blocks
from ocean, wood floors, granite and 2 car
garage. Pets ok on approval. $1975/mo.
Call Joy 881-7775.
-Seascape 3/2 w/60', balcony,. 7th flddr
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
THE PALMS, Jax Bch, 1BR/1BA, full
amenities, gated community, tile, open
floor plan. $875/mo. 651-2603. %
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
Moorings condo 2BR/2BA, private boat
slip, pool, tennis courts, club room,
$1300/mo. 241 -9922.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 6 month plus.

VERY NICE! At the Beaches, private bath,
garage. $695/mo., incl. util. Remax.Ad-
vantage. You'll be moving soon if you just
call June. 994-3608.

CHRISTIAN HOME has large furnished
room for rent. $130/week. $100/deposit.
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.
ROOM in attractive home on waterfront.
Close to beach, all utilities incl., $485/mo.

Beach, $300/mo. including utilities. Call
333-9463 for details
VILLAGE, utilities furnished. Avail. imme-
diately. $1300/mo. 285-7299
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700-1400sf., negotiable,
Prime class-A space for lease. On Isabella
Blvd. Walk to Starbucks in S. Jax Beach.
1230sf. Below market rate. 5% Broker
Commission. 910-2256.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices, $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
CES. Spacious modern individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.

NEW '1700SF. warehouse or offices
w/CH&A, 12ft. roll-up door, 1 walk-in door.
$1500/mo. Across from Adventure Land-
ing. 343-1919, 249-3214.
RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
portRoad. (904) 514-1090.
FOR RENT or Lease: Hottest corner on
A1A in North Jax Beach. For more info
call 226-4336.
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

COMING SOON American Bulldog Pups,
NKC registered. Reserve yours now. No
deposit yet, name & number only. Males
$325, females $300. (850)971-0082.
642-8010 or 716-8818.
CAVALIER KING Charles Spaniels,
3 male, 2 female. Born 12/12/07. Ready
for Valentines. $800 males, $1000 fe-
males. (386)206-3445, (386)931-6581.

HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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You can run your classified ad ad in over 100
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
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DIVORCE $275-$350* Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
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gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and in-
tent to sell these vehicles on 2/29/2008,
10:00 am at 14492 NEW KINGS RD.,
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32219-1229, pur-
suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida
INC. reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/ or all bids. Licensed dealers
1FTCR10A7VTA79111 1997 FORD
4A3AK44Y6WE043563 1998 MITSU
2C3HD46R73H524397 2003 CHRYSLER
1N4AL11D73C162963 2003 NISSAN


Notice is hereby given the City Commis-
sion of Atlantic Beach, Florida will hold a
Public Hearing in City Hall, 800 Seminole
Road, at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, February
11, 2008 for the purpose of hearing and
considering the views of the public con-
cerning the following proposed ordinan-
Ordinance No. 20-08-88
Ordinance No. 31-08-06
The full text of the above ordinance is
available for public inspection in the office
of the City Clerk.
All persons interested are notified to be
present at the time and place listed above
and they shall be heard. If any person de-
cides to appeal any decision at any meet-
ing or hearing, he will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose he
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
shall include the testimony and evidence
upon which appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the, Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in these
proceedings should contact the City
Clerk's office at 247-5809; or at City Hal,
800 Seminole Road.
BL 1/30/08


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-
aisting of clothing, personal items and
household goods of:
Annette Williams, Atlantic Beach, B184,
5x10, furniture, misc. boxes.
Angel Quails, Atlantic Beach, D4691 5x5,
misc. boxes.
Ricky's Coast to Coast Nets, Yulee, D421,
10x20, mattresses.
Cindy Bumgardner, Ft. Wayne, IN., B207,
5x10, clothing, misc. boxes.
Raquel Patao, Atlantic Beach, A090,
10x10, sofa, computer, washer, dryer.
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
10:00 AM, Saturday, February 16, 2008 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 for all costs.
BL 1/30, 2/6/08

Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585, Mid-
Florida Lien and Recovery, will sell at pub-
lic sale for cash the following described
vehicle located at lienor's place to satisfy
a claim of lien. i.. .
KMHWF25S81A385734. Lien Amt:
$2652.59. Lienor/ TUBEL'S SERVICE
8100. Sale Date: February 18, 2008,
10:00 AM. At Mid Florida Lien & Recov-
ery, 3001 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
32792. Said vehicle may be redeemed by
satisfying the lien prior to sale date. You
have the right to a hearing at any time pd-ri
or to sale date by filing a demand for hear-
ing in the circuit court. Owner has the right
to recover possession of vehicle by post-
ing a bond in accordance with F.S.
559.917. Any proceeds In excess of the
amount of the lien will be deposited with
the Clerk of Circuit Court in the county
where the vehicle is held.

BL 1/30/08


IN RE: The license to practice nursing of IN RE: The license to practice nursing of

PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice. Andrea O'Daniel, R.N.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844. 13071 Tall Tree Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32246

OCEANFRONT Atlantic Beach, furnished
4 BR condo, rent long or short term, (904)
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
delMar, lovely condo, sleeps 4, pool, Call
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share home in
Hickory Creek area, $700/mo (+$350 dep
required.) Includes util & washer/ dryer.
838-1635 or 568-6245.
ROOMMATE, PONTE Vedra Beach Con-
do. Beautiful, 3BR/2.5BA, East of A1A.
$600/mo. includes utilities. 434-9915,.
ROOM FOR rent,.$500/mo. Just blocks to
beach. Private area. 401-0488.
ROOMMATE- 2BR/2BA condo in Belleza.
$500/mo, amenities & utilities included.
Call 543-1485.
ROOM FOR rent $400/mo + 1/2 util.
1 mile from beach, features include: own
bathroom and washer/ dryer, 626-3853.
ROOM FOR rent in 3BR/2BA house In
Ponte Vedra, gated community w/pool and
tennis. All utilities plus high speed intemet.
$580/mo.. No deposit. (904)476-1830.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
$550/mo +deposit, Includes utilities
PV HOUSE, bedroom, share bath. Availa-
ble now, $400/mo.; bedroom w/private
bath, available 2/1, $500/mo. Share utilit-
ies. 885-7556.
N. ATLANTIC Beach/ Spectacular Ocean-
front, THE BLUFFS. SHARE huge 2500sf
luxurious tri-level home. Furnished,
3decks, private garden & entries, private
prkg. Huge pool, wooded & secluded .
$850/mo incl. free long distance, util., plat-
inum cable, wireless HS networking, 12
mos lease. Will consider short-term at in-
creased rent. Avail, now, 716-4232.
FURNISHED MASTER bedroom with at-
tached half bath. Clean, quiet, non-dra-
matic! Reasonable, details? 333-2624
HOUSE TO Share In Ponte Vedra Bch.
W/D, cable TV. Furnished and unfurnish-
ed. 1/3 electric, $400/mo. +$200/deposit,

CASE NO.: 2005-63497
LICENSE NO.:9190099
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
OQlie Evans, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an epsuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing In an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9,1/16,1/23, 1/30/08


Anita Worthington, R.N.
P.O. Box 10111
Jacksonville, Florida 32247
CASE NO.: 2005-57062
LICENSE NO.:1528762
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of Which may be obtained by contacting,
Robert E. Fricke, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
ceming the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing In an Informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should .contact the Individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9,1/16, 1/23,1/30/08



IN RE: The license to practice nursing of IN RE: The license to practice nursing of

Sayidanya Jantawi, L.P.N.
11481 John Day Way
Jacksonville, Florida 32223
CASE NO.: 2006-34802
LICENSE NO.:5164997
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Robert E. Fricke, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been"made by you con-
ceming the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing ih an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30/08

Vernel McKennon, R.N.
11826 High Desert Court
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
CASE NO.: 2007-10390
LICENSE NO.:1151402
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Ollie Evans, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the Individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9, 1/16,1/23, 1/30/08

File No. 16-2007-CP-002642-XXXX-MA
Division Probate
The administration of the estate of Ar-
min W. Blumberg, Jr. a/k/a Armin Walter
Blumberg, Jr., deceased, whose date of
death was June 13, 2007, and whose so-
cial security number is 466-64-0221, is
pending, in the Circuit Court for Duval
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 330 East Bay Street, Rm
101, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representati-
ve's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other.
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this, court
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
The date of first publication of this notice
is January 30, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
C. H. Peterson, III
Florida Bar No. 263834
Peterson & Peterson, P.A.
2317 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32935-8113
Telephone: (321) 259-1601
Personal Representative:
Linda Ann Haynes
6723 Mary Todd Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78240
BL 1/30, 2/6/08

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
eda if qualified. (866)858-2121
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @
NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
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Start it right! Company sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
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ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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GET CRANE trained Crane/ heavy equip
training national certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction.
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.

PROGRESSIVE Dental Team looking for
experienced, outgoing, RDH for Mon.,
Tues. & Wed. We are about providing our
finest and best denistry. If this sounds
good to you, call 904-273-9999 or after
hours 904-824-0842.
BILINGUAL FRONT Desk Receptionist
needed for Chiropractic office. Will train.
Resume to 423 N. 3rd St., Jacksonville

WORK AT the beach! Bookkeeper/ Data
Entry/ Admin Asst needed 20 hr/wk, in-
dependent contractor basis, $10-$15/hr
based on experience and references.
Proficient with QuickBooks and MS
Outlook. We manage non-profit organi-
zations. Email resume, references to
AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.

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.
Landing Country Club is currently hiring
for part-time PM dishwashers and part-
time servers. Some weekend shifts re-
uired. Apply in person Tuesday-Satur-
cay. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
testing/ EOE.
itive multi-tasker who enjoys a healthy life
style, working close to the beach and has
lots of energy to join our dynamic team.
Part-Time: Tues., Thur., Fri. & Sat. Email
resume to:
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
mystery shopping in your local areas.
Must be at least 21 years old with own car
and email. Pay varies as to clientele. If in-
terested please email us at or phone (336)

Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
'Florida Health Services, at or call us at
BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy after school from 3-5pm in my Jax
Beach home. Some Monday evening
hours are also available. $25 per week.
Call 241-4344 Iv. msg.
BEFORE SCHOOL Care, needed, 6am,
Monday-Friday. Call 543-8361.

Bob, 241-5311.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.

CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing regional/ OTR runs. Outstanding pay
ackage. Excellent benefits. Generous
hometme. Lease purchase on '07 Peter-
bilts. National Carriers (888)707-7729
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.
Full Time in medical billing office of a pre-
mier retirement community. A/R experi-
ence, data entry, strong computer skills
and attention to detail a must. Experience
with outpatient therapy billing a plus. Ex-
cellent benefits and work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at; email
to EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
MOVING AND Storage Co. is currently
seeking professional, courteous and expe-
rienced Laborers and Drivers. Drivers
must possess a valid A or B CDL Drivers
License. For more information call 241-
Child Development Research Center -
University of North Florida. Minimum re-
quirements: High, School Diploma or
Equivalent, 45 Clock Hour Certification re-
quired by the Department of Children and
amilies, CDA, Pediatric First Aid Certifi-
cations and one year of recent teaching
experience with children infant through
age five. Annual Salary: $10 hourly wage
- full-time employment, non-negotiable.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Ac-
cess/Affirmative Action Institution. Minori-
ties, women, veterans and spouses of vet-
erans, and disabled persons are encour-
aged to apply. Please contact Jan
Goschke at 620-2374 for more informa-
DRIVERS: CALL today! Bonus & paid ori-
entation 36-43 cpm. Earn over $1000
weekly. Excellent benefits; class A and 3
mos. recent OTR required. (800)635-

Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra.r Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.

FULL-TIME, in main dining room kitchen.
Dependability and punctuality a must. Ex-
cellent benefits and great work environ-
ment. To apply: applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email EOE/ Drdg-
Free Workplace.
TOP pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT
ICW 220-2012.

WARE ENGINEER needed in Jackson-
ville, FL. Position requires B.S. or equiva-
lent in Computer Science plus 3 years
work experience consisting of: senior soft-
ware engineering (C++, COBOL and As-
sembler) in CICS Transaction Server us-
ing DB2, TCPIP sockets and WebSphere
MQ; senior system programming of CICS
Services), z/OS, TCP/IP, Parallel Sysplex
and Unix System Services; process auto-
mation/workflow technology in CICS using
ECMA type scripting to solve integration
problems; and formal training of junior de-
velopers. Please e-mail to Winn-Dixie
Stores at
Refer to job code CB in the subject line.
LOCAL BEACH pest control company is
looking for a lawn care technician. No ex-
perience required. We work Mon- Fri.
Benefits include: health, dental & life in-
surance, retirement & paid vacation. Driv-
ers license is required. Drug free work-
place. Call 241-7175 for appt. g :,.
beach hiring Server, Host, Bus positions.
FT/PT. Must be dependable and outgoing.
DFWP. Email:, or apply in
STUDIO 22, a hot new salon in the heart
of Jacksonville Beach, is looking for excit-
ing Hair Designers. Call 249-6354 or apply
at 2200 So. 3rd Street.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care
Retirement Community, is currently ac-
cepting applications for a Registered
Nurse with strong leadership and commu-
nications skills to join our team. All candi-
dates must have at least one year of Long
Term Care experience with hands on ex-
perience in the area of Staff Development.
This is a full-time position offering a com-
petitive salary with excellent benefits. Ap-
plications available at Fleet Landing Se-
curity Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd. At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at; e-mail
to EOE/ Drug-
free Workplace.

Full-time medical assistant to work in the
clinic at a Continuing Care Retirement
Community. Experience required. Excel-
lent benefits. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
faxt to (904)246-9447: website at; email to EOE/ Drug- Free
$500 WEEK after taxes guaranteed to
pass out flyers, 6 hours per day Mon- Fri,
Call 330-221-6363.
struction Personnel (Skilled and Unskil-
led), with transportation, excellent pay,

Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to:
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
needed for growing print shop at the
beach. Call (904)246-9162 #1.
PALMS PRESCHOOL Assistant Teacher
needed for NAEYC accredited center.
Must be nurturing, energetic & someone
who truly enjoys children. Exp. preferred,
but willing to train the right person. Good
benefits & positive work environment.
EOE. 247-0983.
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @ or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
WINDOW WASHER, 40 hours, 7:30am-
4pm. Commercial and Residential. Beach-
es area. Car/ phone required. Call
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.

hiring for AM, Full-Time Line Cook, Tues-
day-Saturday; PM, Full-Time Grill Cook,
experience required, Wednesday-
Sunday; PM, Part-Time Garde Manger
Chef Wednesday-Saturday; Part-Time
Dishwasher, weekends required. Apply in
person, Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514
for directions. Drug Testing/EOE.
Shipping company needs a Booking Coor-
dinator. Experience helpful but not neces-
sary. PV location, full-time, benefits, 401 K,
etc. Send resume to:
PONTE VEDRA based family office seek-
ing a FINANCIAL ANALYST for its pro-
fessional staff. Candidate should possess
3-7 years of experience in accounting or
financial management. Public accounting
or commercial lending experience is pre-
ferred. Position will be responsible for ac-
counting and financial reporting, invest-
ment portfolio analysis, income tax plan-
ning and deal support for private equity
transactions. Please forward resume
and salary requirements to:
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:, or visit our
website: Drug free work
environment, EOE, VRP.

f Courtyard by Marriott

Position available:

Overnight Security

Apply in person at Courtyard by Marriot

1617 N. First St.

Jacksonville Beach

-s-wv..A.v. A A.- s ,expect NOIning Less
S^ 1 F0y4!'P Than "Five Diamonds"


Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts is seeking
Ocean/Pool Lifeguards
foy the 2008 season.
No Experience Necessary.
Paid training will be provided upon completion of the
physical agility test and application process.
Test will consist of:
-Timed 550 yard swim, completed in 10 minutes or less.
~ A one half mile run, to be completed in 3:30 minutes or less.
-25 yard underwater swim.
Testing Dates & Times
( You only need to attend one!)

Dates: Feb. 4th 28th 2008
Times: Monday 6pm, Thurs. 6pm, Sat. 12:00pm

Test MUST be completed by February 28th, 2008
Tests will be conducted at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach in the Surf Club
For More Information
Call (904) 285-1111 ext 7600

U Oceanfront Excellence

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aJ nuary 30, 2008

Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @ or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,

will train.. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
struction office at Beach. Knowledge of
Quickbooks a must. Fax resume

The Beaches Leader, northeast Florida's award-
winning, twice weekly community newspaper,
is seeking a sales manager to lead an
experienced sales team of five. The Leader's
circulation area includes the communities of
Mayport, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach,
Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, all
east of the Intracoastal Waterway in northeast

The duties of this position will include
marketing strategies, budget preparation, crisis
account management, weekly training and
planning sessions, and making sales calls with

Print advertising marketing experience

Send resume to Publisher Tom Wood, P.O. Box
50129, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 or email

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CERTIFIED CNA looking for night shift
OUR TOP regional driver made $68,975 leave message, 728-8614.
in 2007! How much did you earn? $.45 per
mile? Make more in 2008! Home most IF YOU are interested in advertising under
weekends! Heartland Express (800)441- this category please call 904-249-9033 or
4953. email:
STATE Certified HHA/ CNA/ Sitter will
*- give quality care for elderly in the privacy
of their own home. Call Veronica at
Lawn service seeks individual to perform (904)783-9151 or (904)887-1010.
dependable quality work. Excellent pay & _

overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
seeking experienced full-time waitstaff. If
you are flexible with hours and have a
pleasant personality, apply in person:
14199 Wm Davis Parkway or phone

Sales Manager. Are you experienced in
handyman, drywall, painting, tile, trim,
wood floors, decks, remodel & more? WE
FURNISH LEADS! 7yr. old company.
Must be professional and have own trans-
portation. Salary +commission, bonus's,
etc. Serious inquiries*only. Leave msg
CLERICAL POSITION available. Typing,
dictation, A/R, Quickbooks, Excel, com-
puter skills. College degree or teaching
background a plus. Resume to: Consolidated Utili-
tes fax (904)249-2277.
seeks energetic, friendly personality for
computer/ clerical work. FT or PT, M-F.
Duties include basic data entry, multi-line
phones & extensive use of computer, in-
cluding internet, word processing & desk-
top publishing. Confidential environment.
Flexible schedule. Competitive benefits &
pay. HS diploma & minimum 2 years relat-
ed experience required. AA or BA degree
preferred. Send resume to nels@neptune- or fax (904)249-5537.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are offering job-related
services and may charge fees. Readers
are advised to exercise caution before giv-
ing credit card information over the phone
without knowing what specific product or
service they will receive.

Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7
ENERGY VENDING: Exclusive distributor-
ships. Not a drink, pill, or gum. It's choco-
late candy called Buzzbites. Call Bill:
(877)843-8726 (BO#2002-037).
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.

,wek. d..up,.HRS. licensed. 8, years
q ,4t 524-724,,g

Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
ome, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
EXPERIENCED HOME Companion needs
work. Call 448-9246 ask for Elise.

CLAW FOOT TUB, 4ft. Kohler tub, mfg.
date 8/11/30. Excellent condition. $400
OBO. 285-7226.
NEW BLACK Ornamental Steel Fence
Panels. 5 foot by 6 foot long. Compare
$25. Ours $7.95. 10 days only. See video Contact Bar-
ry (800)244-9405.
Bathtub chair, Wheelchair, Iceman, Arm
exceriser. 249-7696.
GE DRYER, works great, $125. Moving.
TWO ADJACENT cemetery plots at
Beaches Memorial Gardens for $995.
Contact 904-744-2901 or cell 904-228-
Tablets, guaranteed to kill roaches since
1922. Over 100 tablets treats entire home,
less than $5. Sold at Publix, Hardware
copiers, phone systems. Call John
wool, flawless condition. 372-9341.
MOVING SALE. Furniture, books, clothes,
plants, dishes, etc., Carol (904)372-4297.
TV ARMOIRE w/2 doors, 3 shelves, & 1
drawer, beautiful solid oak. Will fit up to' a
35" TV, $50 OBO. Must see to appreciate.
Call for details 864-1919 or 610-1887.
BUILDINGS FOR sale! "Rock bottom pri-
ces!" 25x30, now $4100. 25x40, $5400.
30x40, $6400. 35x50, $8790. 35x70,
$11,900. 40x80, $14,900. Others. Manu-
facturer Direct since 1980... (800)668-'
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE oak full size bed,
unique carvings on headboard, one of a
kind, $500, 280-7739.
OAK DINETTE, 3 1/2'x5' table, w/4 cush-
ioned chairs brand new condition. $250.
386-8460, 543-9029.
GRAND BERNHARDT King, 4 poster bed
$400. 2 ebony stained wardrobes $600.
Bernhardt bachelor chest' w/granite top,
retails $2500, $700. Misc. other pieces ne-
gotiable. 993-2623.
FLORAL COUCH, good condition w/
matching chair. Will sell separately. Call
PATIO SET, table, chairs w/cushions, in-
door, outdoor. $100. Call 285-9097.
WASHER/ DRYER, heavy duty, super ca-
pacity, excellent condition. $350 for both.
Can deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
3 PERSON, Aquaspa Hot Tub, 10mos old,
still under warranty, easy lift cover. New
$5000, asking $2500. 280-7545.
SAWMILLS FROM only $2990- Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available. www.norwood- -Free information:
(800)578-1363- Ext: 300-N
'6'X12' UTILITY Trailer, 07', $2500 OBO.
Call 635-1344.
OUTSIDE CHAPEL mausoleums,' eye lev-
el spaces G & H, $3000 each. Beaches
Memorial Park. (904)221-8599.
stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
MAYTAG NEPTUNE dryer, works perfect-
ly;"$!2-5; Maytag Neptune waser,-'needs
pr9s, $40, (904) 411 .
MOVING MUST sell misc. household
items. Call 285-1888.
TWO' 24 bulb Tanning Beds, $699/ea.
Call Tom (904)220-2012.
KING, QUEEN, full & twin size mattresses
& box springs, 821-2058 or 434-2321.
HOOVER SILVER steam vac carpet
cleaner rotating brushes, $75 992-9512.
KITCHEN TABLE, w/leaf, 4chairs, $250;
Ceiling fan, $35. (904)285-4435.

i r

WOLFF TANNING beds as low as $28 a
month! Free DVD player. Order by 2/8/08.
Call ETS tan todayl (800)842-1305.
52" RCA TV. Like new furniture. Extension
ladders (2) 32ft.. Misc. items. Call for pri-
ces. (904)714-8400.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
COMPUTER DESK (blond wood), fabric
chair, touchtone lamp. 285-6602
EQ, brand new, nevdr used. Won in con-
test, worth $279, asking $200, 571-0931.

Piano, solid oak. Appraised $1650 Call

HEART PINE, tongue,& groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lic. ST-5903.

AUCTION DATE: February 9th, 10am,
2903 W. Trilby Ave., Tampa, FL 33611.
Great investment propertyl 7% Buyers
Premium, FL#AU3319, BK#3088842, Dan
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Serving the communities of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Mayport since 1963


Nocatee addition questioned

The developer of Nocatee,
the massive, mixed-use,
development west of Ponte
Vedra Beach, is asking for a
change in the county's
Comprehensive Plan to add
533 acres near the
Intracoastal Waterway.

The request, which also
includes other changes,
according to the applica-
tion, doesn't sit well with
Mary Kohnke of Palm
Valley, who cast one of
three votes as a County
Commissioner seven years
ago OK'ing the hotly debat-
ed project.
"When we were voting on

Nocatee, one of the best
things about it was that
they [said they] would stay
away from the Intracoastal,"
Kohnke said Tuesday during
a telephone interview.
"I don't think they have
any business adding more
land," Kohnke said during
Monday's meeting of the
Ponte Vedra Beaches

"I think it's a bad idea
because they said they
would never come close to
the Intracoastal."
The Parc Group, master
developer of Nocatee, sub-
mitted the application for a
Comp Plan amendment to
county planners last month.
The requested change

would not increase the
number of building units
allowed in the develop-
ment, which consists of
about 12,000 acres in St.
Johns County and about
3,000 acres in Duval
Although Parc Group
See NOCATEE, A-3 >

Beaches chef and restaura-
teur Tony Pels (right)
receives the Best Tasting
Dessert Award from Michael
Corrigan at the 2007
Chocolates of the World
competition. See story A-6.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
"Cotton Candy," aka Portia Gillespie, kneels on the ground by her clown-decorated Volkswagen Beetle,
along with 6-to-9-year-olds at the, conclusion of their "Clowning Around" class Friday at the Cultural Center
at Ponte Vedra Beach. The class was part of the center's "Children's Workshop: Out of School Art" program.
Clowning Around will be followed Feb. 15 by Puppet Theatre, Feb. 18 by Mask Makers and March 21 by
'Print It. For information; visit or call Jessica Ryals at 280-0614, Ext. 204.

210 widening

brings friction

A proposed road widening whose future is 'any-
thing but clear is causing friction between two
Ponte Vedra civic organizations.
Members of the Ponte Vedra Beaches Coalition
are upset with the Ponte Vedra Community
Association (PVCA) over what one Coalition mem-
ber said was the PVCA's "sticking its nose in" the
issue of whether two-lane County Road 210
should be widened to four lanes from the Mickler
roundabout west to the Palm Valley bridge.
The project area borders Sawmill Lakes, a
Coalition member, but is miles from the PVCA's
area, which is generally east of State Road AlA.
Last month, directors of the PVCA sent a letter
to the Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District
(MSD) asking for that board's support in asking
county commissioners to study the issue further.
The MSD is confined to an area east of State Road
During the Coalition's meeting Monday morn-
ing, members objected to the PVCA's request.
"I feel very strongly about a community that's
not affected by it sticking their nose in," former
county commissioner Mary Kohnke said at the
Coalition meeting.
PVCA directors said during their meeting last
month the county should take a closer look at

See 210, A-3 1

County, church ready for new beginnings

As the' walls go up for the
New Beginnings Baptist
Church west of Ponte Vedra
Beach, the county is designing
a community center for the
19-acre parcel the, county
bought from the church, in
The church continues to
hold services in the buildings

on the site on State Road A1A
between the entrances to
Plantation and Seaside. Its
lease expires Nov. 15.
Construction for New
SBeginnings is "right on track,"
Todd Barfield, head of the
building committee, said last
Being built west of the Palm
Valley bridge near Davis Park,
the church is scheduled to

open in October, two months
after the scheduled opening of
Ponte Vedra High School,
being built just south of the
"We're right on track with
where we're supposed to be,"
Barfield said during a tele-
phone interview.
The county bought New
Beginnings' 19-acre property,
which includes Cornerstone

Park, for $9.5 million. The two
church buildings next to the
park were then leased to the
church for $1 per year.
The county plans to trans-
form one of the buildings into
a community center and con-
struct a separate gym building
for indoor athletic activities.
Those plans are in the

"design phase," county
spokeswoman Karen Pan said
Those plans, along with
improvements to the
Cornerstone Park fields, will
cost $2.2 million and are
scheduled to be completed in
.2011, according to county
See CHURCH, A-3 >-

New athletic director


school as 'life lab'

I nis year's community read
in St. Johns County features
"Water for Elephants," see
story and events list, A-6.

The life of a college head coach
can have its drawbacks.
For Gene and Valorie Baker, it was
the travel that eventually got to
Being the head volleyball coach at
NCAA Division, I Wake Forest
University meant Valorie Baker was
often away from her family on
recruiting trips.
For Gene Baker, formerly the head
baseball coach at Division III
Guilford College, the recruiting was
more regional, but the commuting
to and from work was a constant.
"We decided that we would be bet-
ter off if there was some way
mommy and daddy could be home
more often," Gene Baker, a father of
two and the inaugural athletic direc-
tor for Ponte Vedra High, said Friday
in a phone interview.
"We both got that opportunity at
the high school level and left the
recruiting behind."
Now in Florida, (Gene Baker finds
himself away from his wife and
'daughters Peyton, 10, and Kellyn, 8,
again, but it's only temporary.
"She's still there," Baker said about
his wife, who is a teacher, coach and

photo courtesy of GUILFORD COLLEGE
Gene Baker coaching college base-
ball in North Carolina in 2005.
athletic administrator at a high
school in Nashville.
"But I'm very anxious to have her
and my kids here."
The Bakers left college coaching in
the summer of 2005.
Gene Baker spent the past two
years as a private high school
See BAKER, A-3 0-

Nease High forward Lisa Heise winds up for a shot on goal during the girls
soccer regional quarterfinals last Thursday against Belleview. Nease rolled to
an 8-0 victory as Heise scored two goals.


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Addition would reach waterway

P NOCATEE, from A-1
proposes adding four parcels
to Nocatee for a total of
552 acres only two of them
are included in the Comp
Plan amendment request,
according to Jason Cleghorn,
a planner for St. Johns
The 533-acre parcel the
developer wants to add is at
the extreme northeastern cor-
ner of Nocatee, north of
County Road 210, and would
"fill the gap between that
boundary and the Intracoastal
Waterway," Cleghorn said in
an e-mail. The area is current-
ly designated as rural silvicul-
ture, the designation of much

of Nocatee before it was
The other parcel consists of
18.5 acres and is located on
the east side of U.S. 1,
Cleghorn said.
Nocatee is being built along
both sides of what used to be
County Road 210.
Traffic now moves between
Ponte Vedra Beach and U.S. 1
on Nocatee Parkway, built by
the developer.
Kohnke said she talked to
the developer after learning of
the Comp Plan amendment
request, expressing her disfa-
vor for the project.
The developer didn't

explain the reasons for adding
the parcel at the waterway,
she said.
Cleghorn said Tuesday the
application is in the early
stages of the review process
and it could take a couple of
months before the proposal
goes before the county
Planning and Zoning Agency.
He added that the total
amount of building units
approved for Nocatee will not
increase as part of this
"They will just spread out
the number of allotted units
into the added lands," he

AD excited about 'challenge'
>-BAKER, from A-1

Evacuation cited for widening

>-210, from A-1
widening 210 to accommodate
any hurricane evacuations.
But Clara Cowan, president
of the Coalition, disputed that
"During [Hurricane] Floyd
nobody had trouble getting
out of here," she said.
But during the PVCA's meet-
ing Monday evening, directors
again expressed concern over
the flow of traffic in the area
during emergencies.
"What price do you put on
being able to quickly and safe-
ly evacuate?" PVCA director
Mark Arnold said;
Cowan said the Coalition
had seen the results of a study
of the 210 widening and con-
cluded that the cost to taxpay-
ers and the impact on nearby
neighborhoods was not worth
the reward of faster flowing
traffic. She said that for

Sawmill Lakes residents, whose
neighborhood borders 210 to
the north, living next to an
expanded 210 "would be like
living next to the L [train] in
The county's right-of-way in
the area encompasses 83 feet,
but an extra 17 feet is needed
to expand the road. The state-
owned Guana Preserve borders
210 to the south, and the state
has been unwilling to give up
the required land.
Sawmill Lakes residents have
repeatedly spoken out against
the project.
County commissioners
voted in October to accept
$5.5 million from the Parc
Group, master developer of the
Nocatee area, instead of giving
the company more time to pay
the money while the county
tried to acquire the necessary

land to widen 210.
Commissioner Tom Manuel
said last month the& project is
unlikely to move forward
because the ability to acquire
lands from the Guana is "near-
ly impossible".
Kohnke suggested a land
swap to accommodate a wider
210, "
"Would they [the PVCA and
MSD] be willing to swap 80
feet of Ponte Vedra Boulevard
for parking near the beach?"
she asked after the meeting.
The MSD discussed 210 at
their meeting last month, but
took no decisive action on the
PVCA's request to intervene.
The widening of 210 is due
to come up again at the MSD's
meeting scheduled 6 p.m.
Monday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.

athletic director in Nashville
before interviewing for a similar
position at Ponte Vedra High, a
$63.5 million public school
being built near Davis Park.
"There are so many things
that have drawn me to St. Johns
County," Baker, a New York
native, said.
"The success of the athletics
told me that there is a commit-
ment here. If you are a consis- |||
tent winner in Florida, that -B.
means something."
Baker's years of building col-
lege baseball programs at the.
Division I and non-scholarship
level also piqued his interest in
the Ponte Vedra High opening.
"When you start from ph
scratch, you can hire coaches Gene Baker, athletic director for Ponte Vedra H
who have your same philoso- his wife Valorie and daughters Peyton and Kell
phy. You don't have to adapt to
existing coaches," said Baker, a which they could figure out Baker walked
former athletic director at NAIA how to live their life," said at Austin. Pee
Bristol (Tenn.) College. Baker. never out of t
"It's an exciting challenge." "You can take shortcuts and "I, was a
A native of Wappingers Falls, fail in the long run, or pay your school and
N.Y., Baker, 49, didn't aspire to dues and eventually be success- catching go(
be a baseball coach or an athlet- full recalled.
ic administrator coming out of "I saw my role as keeping "I was men
high school. them heading in'the right direc- One by-pr
In fact, he wanted to own a tion." coaching day
pharmacy. Baker plans to take the same standing of t
A chemistry major in college "school as lab" approach at his maintaining
and an academic all-american new post. ties. Baseball
baseball player, Baker said all the A summa cum laude graduate full-time gro
in-state pharmacy schools were of Austin Peay, Baker held a 3.7 the season is
filled when he graduated from grade-point average as a starting "As a head
Austin Peay (Tenn.) State baseball player. He was an..aca- expectation o
University in 1982. demic all-american his junior should look li
"So I put my chemistry degree year and an All-Ohio Valley I have been a
to work after college and wan- Conference selection as a senior. knowledge to
dered into volunteer coaching "My strengths academically what my wi
jobs. were math and science," he said. ates."
"After time I. decided that if "I wasn't looking for a major_-- Bakerrecorc
I'm going to spend all iIpay',,4to coast through. I wanted my career wins as
time as a coach, I might as well degree to mean something." coach. He en
try that as a career." Baker played three sports in Ponte Vedra
From 1982 to 2005, Baker high school and was recruited to be starting wi
coached college baseball at play football at Rutgers slate.
seven different schools, includ- University and the University of "I can't wail
ing Division I head coaching Connecticut. school and
stops at the. University of A former tight end and out- around me
Louisville and Northern Iowa tide linebacker at Arlington through my
University. (N.Y.) High, the rangy 6-foot-3 Baker.
He also was an assistant base-
ball coach at Wake Forest and a ,
graduate assistant coach at T 2S
Austin Peay, where he earned a OJ .
master's degree in health and
physical education.
But it was at Division III Is e asV
Guilford College in Greensboro, *
N.C., where Baker finally felt at O1
home on the college baseball
"That's where I finally had
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High School, with
on to play baseball
ay, where he was
he lineup.
catcher in high
had experience
od arms," 'Bakert
tally suited for it."
oduct of. his head
s is Baker's under-
the importance of
good athletic facili-
coaches turn into
undskeepers after
I coach, I had an
Df what my facility
ike," he said. "And
ble to transfer that
my yard, which is
fe really appreci-
ded more than 370
s a college baseball-
ijoys the fact that
High athletics will
ith a clean athletic
t until we open the
I can have kids
that I can help
experience," said

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Nov. 15

) .CHURCH, from A-1
Although no definite
plans have been made for
the other building, county
staffers are working with
the Ponte Vedra
Athletic Association- on
the project, Pan said.
Construction will begin
after New Beginnings' lease
expires, she added.
Chris Wilkerson, con-
struction manager for the
church, said significant
progress is being made.
"We anticipate all of the
e exterior walls to be up by.
[Friday], "Wilkerson said.
In addition to the main
building, the church's proj-
ect, -which Barfield said
would cost $8 million to $9
million, includes a build-
ing that will house a coffee
shop and bookstore and an
education building with
preschool and Sunday
school classrooms and
administrative offices,
Barfield said. The three
buildings will encompass
50,000 square feet, he said.

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The better to educate you, my Ponte Vedra dears

Actors from Barter Theater, based in Abingdon, Va., chosen by TheatreWorks and funded by the Ponte Vedra Public
Education Foundation, entertained PV-PV/Rawlings and Ocean Palms students Monday with their version of "Little
Red Riding Hood." Above left, from the left, are Philena Gilmer as "Little Red," Ezra Colon, a storyteller; Ryan
Henderson, as the Wolf; and Julia VanerVeen, standing behind; above, center, VanderVeen, as "Grandmother Red,"
chases an elusive roll of yam; and right, Liz Whittemore, the behind-the-scenes cast member who operated the
sound system, talks with Ocean Palms students before the performance. Colon said of the pre-performance conver-
sations, "It breaks down the wall between us so the kids are genuinely interested in who we are a little bit more than
just actors."


Summer fees increase
The St. Johns County School Board accepted a $20
increase in the student fees for the Summer Marine
Science Enrichment program. The student fee for
this school year will be $360.
This increase was approved to accommodate rising
program expenses and summer school salaries.
The environmental education program is offered to
rising fifth graders through eighth graders and has
operated in the county for 25 years.. Three two-week
sessions will be held between June 16 and July 24.

Teachers recognized
During the School Board's Jan. 22 meeting, 31
Teachers of the Year, 23 Rookie Teachers of the Year
and 19 new National Board Certified Teachers were
Betsy Wetmore of Julington Creek Elementary
School, Jeff Dodd of St. Augustine High School and
Kim Rose of Wards Creek Elementary School are

finalists for the St. Johns County Teacher of the Year.
The winner will be announced at the Teacher of the
Year celebration scheduled for Feb. 19 at World Golf

Landrum play tonight
Drama students at Landrum Middle School will
perform the one-act play "Andromeda's Galaxy" -
which qualified them for state competition today
and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Landrum Middle School
Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased
at the door. This marks the tenth time Landrum has
qualified for the state competition.
Winterguard wins
Saturday marked the beginning of the Nease Winter
Guard winter competition season, which runs from
January to April. The Nease team defeated every
group in their division at the event at Winter
Springs High School.

Nease survey coming
Nease's School Advisory Committee will be survey-
ing parents, students, and teachers Feb. 4-22 to
determine the school's strengths and weaknesses.
The survey will be posted on the school's website,
Nease open house
Nease High School will host an open house at 6 p.m.
Feb. 7 for students with new second semester teach-
ers. Coffee and cookies will be available in the cafe-
teria. The school store, located in the cafeteria, will
be open.
K registration set
Pre-registration for new kindergarten students for
the 2008-2009 school year will be held at 1 p.m.
Feb. 21, March 26, April 30 and May 14 at elemen-
tary schools countywide. Students must be 5 years
old on or before Sept 1 to begin kindergarten.



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Middle School Orchestra con-
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Johns County, is assistant
concertmaster with the
Repertory Orchestra of the
Jacksonville Symphony Youth
Orchestra and has been a
member of the JSYO for five
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Boys soccer claims another district title


When in doubt, find Filip
That's been the unofficial
motto of Nease boys soccer
this season and the junior for-
ward responded again last
Friday night with two goals as
the Panthers wrapped up the
District 5-4A championship
with a 2-1 victory over
Ivanov has 27 goals in 27
games this season but none
has been bigger than the one
he put into the back of the
net with 2:50 remaining
against the Falcons to break a
1-1 tie and give his team
homefield advantage through-
out the regional playoffs.
"A.J. (Nelson) made a great
run down the flank and he
played it in and I beat the
defender to the ball and just
put it in," Ivanov said in
describing the game-winner. "I
reached for it with my left
foot and put it into the back
of the net.
"That's what I do for my
team. Play forward, score goals
and try to help out."
The goal ended 40 minutes
of frustration for the Panthers,
who had plenty of second-half
scoring opportunities but
couldn't quite cash in. Still,
head coach Ken Kirsch never
wavered in the belief that his
troops would find a way to
"Honestly, no. I don't mean
to sound cocky or arrogant,
but no, I wasn't worried that
we wouldn't be able to score,"
Kirsch said.! "I thought some-
thing would come eventually
and it did. And I thought we
missed two or three golden
opportunities when we should
have put it away. However,
the effort stayed there."
The victory brought Nease
its second straight district title
and more importantly home-
field advantage for the region-
al playoffs, which begin
Thursday night when Crystal
River visits Panther Stadium.
Nease (20-5-2) scored early
in the first half when Ivanov
slid a crossing pass by Falcons
goalkeeper Mark Middlebrook
and into the right side of the
Up 1-0, the Panthers toned.
down their attack, allowing
Menendez to control the ball
for the remainder of the half.
"I thought the first 12 min-
utes we dominated and then
all of a sudden it's like we got

Nease High players Alex astellanos, second from, left, and A.J Nelson collide while trying to head the ball off a corner kick during last Friday night's District 5-4A
championship game at Menendez High. The Panthers, defending Class 4A state champions, earned a 2-1 victory to wrap up their second straight district title and.
homefield advantage in the regional round of the boys soccer playoffs.

the one goal lead and we just
backed off," said Kirsch. "They
took it to us for thejast S 5
minutes of if firsfhAf: ""' "
Menendez found the equal-
izer with a bit: more than four
minutes left iA the half when
forward Raul Monzon
pounced on a rebound in
front of the goal and flicked
the ball past Panthers keeper
Femando Duffoo.
At the break, Kirsch told his
players to step up their effort
over the next 40 minutes.
"I just talked to them. I told
them, 'You guys are good
enough. Stop screwing

around,'" the second-year
coach said.
"When you let a team like
that play, they're going"to
play. And they're a good team.
Any good team, when you
give them space and you're
losing 50-50 balls arid you're
turning the ball over, no mat-
ter who they are they're going
to stay in the game with you."
Persistence paid off when
Ivanov netted the game-win-
ner with under three minutes
to play.
"You know, I talked about it
before the game. I said, 'Filip,
you need two goals,'" Kirsch

recalled with a laugh. "That's
27 goals on the season and he
has been phenomenal this
year. A workhorse.
"He lost his scoring touch
there for about two or three
games after'the Tampa
Tournament, but he's regained
it. And he's a great kid.
"Last year, he scored like
nine goals and all of them
came against Atlantic or
Palatka. I challenged him this
year. I said, 'Look, man, I need
more goals. I need a goal-scor-
er that I can rely on in a 1-1
game, a 2-1 game.' He said,
'Coach, I'm your man.'"

It only looks like Nease High's Sam Snyder (10) is stomping on the head of Belleview goalkeeper C.C. Burns during action last
Thursday night in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals at Panther Stadium. Snyder actually leaped over Burns and Nease rolled to an
8-0 victory in one half of play to advance to Tuesday's regional semifinal against undefeated Lecanto.

The Panthers were missing
two key players against the
Falcons: Forward Jo ......
McKinley, who te6 s Wi *th
Ivanov and Nelson to form a
potent scoring line, was out
with an illness. McKinley, one
of the Panthers' co-captains, is
expected to return for
night's regional
Also absent
was midfielder
Kyle Johnson
who earned a
red card against
Clay High in
the district
semifinals last
after throwing
an elbow at a
player follow-
ing a slide
Johnson will You kno
miss the next about it bef
three games
because of I said, 'Fill
the red card. tWO goals
remains con- goals on th(
fident, how- he has be
ever, that if
his players nal. A work
continue to
put forth
good effort,
playoff victo- Ke
ries will
accrue. Panthers
"One thing

about our team is we're very
battle-tested," he said. "Last
year, making that run and this
year we've played some very
top caliber teams.
"I told [players] if there's
any battle-tested team, it's
you. So make sure you're
relentless and keep with the

Nease 8, Belleview 0
The Panthers needed just
one half of soccer to blank vis-
iting Belleview last Thursday
night in the Class 4A regional
Lisa Heise scored the first
two goals for Nease, dribbling
by two defenders and knock-
ing the ball past Rattlesnakes
keeper C.C. Bums to make it
1-0, then blasting a shot from
10 yards out to put her side
up by two.
Heise's goals came during
the first 10 minutes of play
arid set the tone for what was
to follow.
Freshman Jackie Hellett got
in on the fun with a pair of
goals shortly after being
inserted as a substitute for



Twenty minutes into the
game, the Panthers (17-3-4)
had peppered Burns with
eight shots, scoring on four of
them, and more offensive
pyrotechnics were to come.
In rapid succession, Nease
blasted four more goals to
make it 8-0 and
end things at
the half via
mercy rule.
Panthers head
coach Dave
Silverberg said
he was happy
all of his players
got at least
some playing
time and noted
the lopsided
score was unex-
"An easy
win like this
can give you a
w, I talked false sense of
re the game. security,' he
said. "We all
you need know it's
That's 27 going to
become more
season and difficult as we
n phnome- advance."ase
While Nease
orse. went through
a bit of a scor-
ing drought in
DKirsch December and
early January,
head coach it appears to
be over. The
Panthers scored five times in
defeating Matanzas 5-0 in the
District 5-4A semifinals Jan.
17, then five more in topping
St. Augustine 5-0 a night later
to win the district champi-
Silverberg said players have
focused on taking higher qual-
ity shots rather than just
shooting indiscriminantly and
hoping for the best.
"The more you don't score,
the more frustrated you get
and in turn the more bad
shots you take," Silverberg
said. "When we're taking
shots that [have] a one in a
hundred [chance of going in]
you get frustrated. The more
you miss, the more you keep
trying to take those types of
"So now we're trying to be
more patient, make the extra
pass or two passes. And if it
works, you have a much easier
chance to score."
The Panthers were set to
play host to Lecanto (23-0-2)
Tuesday in the semifinal
round of the regional playoffs.
A victory would move Nease
into Friday's regional final.



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