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Weekend Edition V January 5, 2007


AROUND HOME


Natural materials

are hot


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Gene Hackman

visits PV


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PONTE


Vol. 44, No. 57


Serving the communities of Ponte


VEDRA LEAI
Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Mayport since 1963


An edition of The Beaches Leader



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photos by KATHYHARTMAN
William Fretwell, an employee of Summit Erectors, reaches for cables from a
crane Thursday (above), then attaches them (top left) to a 30-ton beam that
will form part of the floor of the parking garage being built in the Veranda
complex on State Road AlA in Ponte Vedra. The double T beam (top right) is
ready for lifting, and it is quickly put in place (right).


Veranda expanding

array of retail stores and perhaps even
FROM STAFF dining on the first level. The upper
Drivers in Ponte Vedra Beach may four levels will be for parking.
have noticed the abundance of large The newest buildings are scheduled
trucks, concrete blocks and a large to be finished around April, accord-
crane on the west side of State Road ing to Cindy MacDonald, leasing
A1A, just past PGA Tour Boulevard. manager with Meridian Management
It's all part of the Veranda project, Corp.
which will total five buildings when No leases for any of the retail spots
construction is finished, have been signed yet, but MacDonald
The first three office buildings said that is partly because Meridian is
along A1A were finished in 2002. Two being very picky about what compa-
more '- an office building and a park- nies it will allow to lease spaces there.
ing garage currently are being built "The retail is high end and we're
west of those. just very particular about who's going
The parking garage, which will in there," she said.
total 1,050 spaces, will offer a wide


Coworkers spar in Buckeye-Gator rivalry


Residents to gain


with Bill of Rights


LAURA FOWLER
STAFF WRITER ,
The St. Johns Board of
County Commissioners is
scheduled to vote Tuesday on
the final draft of a proposed
Neighborhood Bill of Rights
ordinance, which will require
developers to notify nearby
neighborhoods early of any
land use change applications.
If approved, the ordinance
will allow developers and resi-
dents to work out unresolved
issues with a project before it
goes to a public hearing before
the County Commissioners.
"I think all of the neighbor-
hoods [in the county] will be
very pleased," Ponte Vedra res-
ident Tina McGough said in an
interview Thursday.
McGough has been involved
in the drafting of the bill of
rights.
"They'll have a distinct
opportunity to truly partici-
pate in matters that affect
them, and that's the entire
point."
'The bill: of rights proposal
was first introduced to. com-
missioners in January 2006,
and commissioners asked the
county's legal department to.
examine the document.
Generally, a majority of com-
missioners have,supported-the
bill of rights as a concept, but
issues relating to procedures
and liability have delayed a
vote on the document.
Early last year, former
County Attorney Dan Bosanko
drafted the document into


what McGough called a "very
weak" resolution rather than
an ordinance, which carries the
force of law.
After retiring at the end of
September, Bosanko turned the
reigns over to Patrick
McCormack, who drafted the
bill back into ordinance form.
McCormack's draft allows for
early notification to neighbor-
hoods of any applications for a
special use, temporary use,
variance, vesting, rezoning,
development of regional
impact, planned unit develop-
ments or any significant land
use change. Notices must be
sent within 10 days of the
application's submission to the
county.
Any amendments or changes
to those applications also
require notification.
Neighborhood associations
can then request meetings with
applicants, and any commit-
ments or agreements made In
those meetings must be docu-
mented by county staff. ._,, .
As drafted, the ordinance!
also: helps level the playing,
field for residents and develop-
ers in public hearings, by
allowing residents and devel-
opers equal time .to speak, and
allowing residents to question
developers' witnesses.
The final draft to be consid-
ered Tuesday also requires at
least a preliminary response to
questions about county busi-
ness and meeting requests
within two business days.


As energy costs drop,

so go electric rates


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
T he Buckeyes will win the
2006 national college
football championship in
Monday's game with Florida.
How can I be so sure? All I
have to do is utter three
words: The Tressel Factor.
But those words fall on deaf
ears when shared with my
coworker, Laura Fowler, a
Florida grad who's more than
a couple college generations
behind me. I was a freshman
in 1961, which means I've
watched Ohio State football
for 45 years and nothing'
the Buckeyes do ever surprises
me. An unnamed Ohio State
player summed it up best:
"The Buckeyes know only one
way to win the hard way."
Even though the early '60s
were down years for Woody
Hayes' program, I enjoyed
Ohio State. I got my master's
in 1967; OSU won the nation-
al title in .1968.
As an older] alum, I strong-
ly support my alma mater. The
Buckeyes began the current
season No. 1. They strength-
ened their hold atop the
national polls when they beat
No. 2 Texas in the second
game. They still were on top


after defeating arch rival
Michigan, also No. 2, in a
game many said deserved a
national championship
rematch.
The Buckeyes didn't care
who they met in Glendale,
Ariz. Instead of Michigan, or
subsequent No. 2 USC, which
stumbled against UCLA,
See BUCKEYE, A-3


LAURA FOWLER
STAFF WRITER
or the pL- several weeks,
The Leadd. office has
turned into a battle-
ground, pitting red excuse
me, scarlet and gray against
orange and blue.
With the Gators facing off
against Ohio State Monday for
the national college football


championship, our office is
thick with a pigskin rivalry
that primarily involves me,
probably the biggest Florida
fan at The Leader, and Chuck
Adams, the lone Buckeyes fan.
And wouldn't you know it,
our desks happen to be right
next to each other, putting us
in perfect
throwing/hitting/tripping/spit-
ting distance.
Consequently my mood
over the last month has alter-
nated between teeth-gritting
frustration at the sight of his
stupid Buckeye necklace and
sheer joy with the Gators' win
- nay, slaughter over Ohio
State in basketball (86-60).
But in between the obnox-
ious signs Chuck has left on
my desk about how the
Buckeyes have "no problem
dropping No. 2s," I have to
admit that I've had my fair
share of "Chuckles" pun
intended.
You see, my nut-necklace-
wearing coworker truly
believes that Ohio State will
win based on some tried-and-
true formula involving statis-
tics.
With (so he says) a better
coach, a better quarterback, a
See GATOR, A-3


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Malone "JJ" Jones Jr. shows some of the energy efficient bulbs
for sale at Ace Hardware in Ponte Vedra Beach.


FROM STAFF
For the fourth consecutive
month, Ponte Vedra residents
and businesses will see a price
reduction on their electric bills
in January.
Beaches Energy Services,
which provides power in Ponte
Vedra, Palm Valley,
Jacksonville Beach and
Neptune Beach, has once again
lowered its bulk power cost
adjustment (BPCA).
The latest $2-per-1,000-kilo-
watt-hours decrease follows a
like reduction in December
and $1--per-1,000-kilowatt-
hour drops in November and
October, bringing the total to
$6 since then.
The decreases are due largely


to the drop in the price of nat-
ural gas, which generates about
half of Beaches Energy Services'
electricity.
"It's very much attributable
to the fact that natural gas
prices have stabilized," said
Don Ouchley, director of
Beaches Energy, the electric
department of the city of
Jacksonville Beach.
"Of course, every time it sta-
bilizes, it stabilizes at a higher
price."
An average residential cus-
tomer of Beaches Energy uses
about 1,200 kilowatt hours per
month, which with the $4.50
See POWER, A-2


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POLICE BEAT


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 2 in the 100 block of
15th Avenue, N. The suspect
-smashed the driver's side win-
dow with an unknown tool to
steal a laptop computer val-
ued at $2,080, a CD player
,and two bottles of prescrip-
J ttnae.kcation. ,,. .
BuTirglary to a construction
site was reported Jan. 2 in the
100 block of Laguna Villa
Boulevard. Two toilet and
other plumbing and building
materials were stolen from a
storage room on the premises.
There was no sign of forced
entry. The door was still
locked with a deadbolt. The
total loss is, $1,531.50.
* *
Willie James Lawrence, 23,
of Jacksonville was arrested
Jan. 2 and charged with pos-
session of cocaine and felony
possession of a controlled
substance while in physical
control of a motor vehicle in
the 900 block of 3rd Avenue
S., according to a police
report. Police found seven
grams of crack cocaine in a
fuse box on the drivers side
after initiating a traffic stop
for faulty equipment. A plas-
tic bag containing a piece of
crack cocaine was also found
in the pocket of the driver
side door, police said.

Susanna R. Stinson, 38, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Jan. 3 and charged with
driving with a suspended or
revoked license as a habitual
traffic offender in the 1600
block of 2nd Street N.,
according to a police report.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 29 in the 3500 block of
Pintail Drive S. A wallet, sev-
eral credit cards, a satellite
'radio 'system and 30 CD's


were stolen. The total loss is
$560.
* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported Dec. 29
in the 3500 block of Pintail
Drive S. A blue Toyota Camry
valued at $5,000 was stolen
from the driveway of a resi-
dence. ..
A red 1994 Chevrolet
Camaro reported stolen in
Atlantic Beach was recovered
Dec. 29 in the 3500 block of
Pintail Drive S. The car was
returned to the owner. Several
items in the vehicle including
a wallet did not belong to the
owner. The items were con-
firmed stolen out of a vehicle
on Bay Island Circle and
returned. The Camaro sus-
tained minor damage to the
bumper.

Todd Joseph Maimone, 44,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 31 and charged
with an active warrant for
burglary to an unoccupied
dwelling in the 1200 block of
20th Street N., according to a
police report.

Phone harassment was
reported Dec. 30 at a business
in the 1300 block of 13th
Avenue S. The suspect calls
the victim's place of employ-
ment several times a day for
hours at a time and hangs up
.every time the victim
answers. The man will speak
to the victim's coworker.
According to police, he called
15 times while the police
were completing the report
and refused to comply with
orders to .cease comrrmunica-
tion. The suspect is currently
out of the country.
* *
Burglary of a construction
site was reported Dec. 30 in
the 100 block of Laguria Villa


Boulevard. Tools valued at
$1,550 were stolen from a
storage shed. Unknown sus-
pects pried the door open to
gain access.
* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported Dec. 30
in the 1600 block of Ocean
Drive S. A blue 1992 Dodge
Van valued at $5,000 was
stolen. Pieces of rain guard
from the vehicle were found
on the ground where the car
was parked. The victim still
had possession of the keys.
* *
Grand theft was reported
Dec. 30 in the 200 block of
32nd Avenue S. The victim
told police he was preparing
to leave after visiting relatives
and placed a duffel bag on the
ground next to his vehicle
while he went inside to
retrieve more belongings.
When he returned the bag
and its contents including a
camera, checkbook, cell
phone charger and prescrip-
tion medication were -gone.
Total loss was $558.

Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 30 in the 200 block of
3rd Street N. A purse, sun-
glasses, $1,000 in gift cards,
several credit cards and a wal-
let were stolen. The unknown
suspects smashed the passen-
ger window to gain access.
Total loss estimated at $1,653.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 30 in the 400 block of
3rd Street N. A purse, video
game system, drivers license,
credit cards, checkbook and
gift cards were stolen. The
unknown suspects smashed
the drivers window to gain
access.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported Dec. 29 in the 300
block of 14 Avenue S. The vic-


tims returned home at 8:30
p.m. and found the front
door unlocked and a window
in the door pushed out. Two
knives, 100 baseball cards and
40 DVDs were stolen frbm the
home. All of the electronic
equipment was still in the
house but it was unplugged
ard disconnected., Total loss
is $1,900.

Chad Allen Farley, 23, of
St. Augustine was arrested
Dec. 29 and charged with bat-
tery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting arrest
with violence after causing a
disturbance at a convenience
store in the 300 block of 3rd
Street S., according to a police
report. Witnesses said Farley
was asking people for money
for beer and trying to start
fights with customers that did
not give him any, police
reported. The store clerk told
police that he refused to sell
beer to Farley because he did-
n't have enough money.
When police arrived, Farley
became aggressive and
refused to comply with orders
to put his hands behind his
back. He continued to resist
and kicked an officer in the
knee, police reported. Officers
used pepper spray to try and
control him, the police report
said.

An animal bAe was report-
ed Dec. 31 in the 3400 block
of Beach Proper S. An 18-year-
old man was bitten on the
hand as he tried to catch a
young pit bull running .loose
through the dunes. The vic-
tim's mother called police.
The wound was minor and
the man left the scene before
police arrived.
* *
Justin Duncan Adams, 19,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 31 and charged


with possession and gale of a
controlled substance in the
1400 block of 10th Street N.,
according to a police report.
Police observed Adams pull
out from the rear of a closed
business at 1:30 a.m. A large
plastic bag was found in the
glove compartment contain-
A2f,,grarIns 1,fj marijuana,
police% reported. ,

Lidwina Christina Fischer,
45, of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 31 and charged
with two counts of possession
of a controlled substance in
the 900 block of Beach
Boulevard, according to a
police report. Fischer had a
total of 53 pills without a pre-
scription and other drug para-
phernalia in her possession,
police said.
* *
Battery was reported Dec.
31 in the 1800 block of 1st
Street N. A 45-year-old man
told police he was, struck sev-
eral times in the face by two
teenage suspects after he told
a group of five or six juveniles
not to tamper with a sign in
his neighbor's yard. The vic-
tim said the suspects were
approximately 18 to 19 years
old and fled on foot.
* *
Battery was reported Jan. 1
in the 200 block of, 3rd
Avenue N. The victim told
police she got in a verbal
argument with her boyfriend
while driving at 12:44 a.m.
The man exited the vehicle
and walked over to her side of
the car and punched her in
the face with a closed fist. The
victim sustained a bloody
nose and was treated by res-


cue personnel. The suspect
left the area on foot.
* *
Jericho Christopher Lane,
37, of Atlantic Beach was
arrested Jan. 1 and charged
with driving with a suspend-
ed or revoked license as a
habitual traffic offender in
th,l5p0 bloclkof 7th Street S.,
according to ,a. police, report.
Lane attempted to flee on
foot but was apprehended
after a brief foot chase, police
said. ,
* *
Robert Wayne Cantrell, 45,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Jan. 1 and charged
with two counts of possession
of a controlled substance in
the 1600 block of Ocean
Drive S., according to a police
report. Police responding "to
an unrelated incident found a
bag with Cantrell's name on
it containing 282 pills, they
reported.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
A 42-year-old Jacksonville
Beach driver who was stopped
in Ponte Vedra Wednesday
evening because of a defective
brake light was arrested for
misdemeanor of driving with-
out a license. The deputy who
stopped a car at State Road
A1A and Solana Road, report-
ed that a check revealed the
woman's driver license was
canceled in 2002. She also
was issued a citation for no
brake lights.



See POLICE, A-5


Power: Consumption

and rates show decline


: Continued from A-1
customer service charge com-
putes to $136.81, Ouchley
'said. -
Customers also may notice
,.a drop in bills because they're
using less electricity.
Consumption is down 10
percent for the year ending
November compared with the
year that ended November
2005, Ouchley said.
Meanwhile, Beaches Energy
is getting ready for a program
that, it is hoped, will save cus-
tomers even more on, their
power bills.
The Jacksonville Beach City
Council recently OK'd a plan
to provide customers with
energy-efficient compact fluo-


recent lamps (CFL).
The bulbs, which cost more
than comparable incandes-
cent bulbs but last longer and
consume less power, may be
available March 1, Ouchley
said.
Each residential'customer is
entitled to one free bulb and
can pick up the bulb inside
City Hall .or at the utility
drive-through window, he
said.
One $2 CFL can save $8 a
year in electricity, Ouchley
said. Prices vary widely on the
CFLs, he said, urging cus-
tomers to "shop around."


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Buckeye: Tressel Factor is the key


Gator: Passion will play big role


Continued from A-1
another No. 2, Urban Meyer's
Gators, comes calling. Where
did Meyer get his coaching
start? As a graduate assistant
at Ohio State.
Seeing as how the Buckeyes
have had no problem "drop-
ping No. 2s," when all is said
and done, I fully expect OSU
to rule the roost. So bring on
that third No. 2.
As to "The Tressel Factor,"
Jim Tressel has led the
Buckeyes to a 62-13 record
and one national champi-
onship in his six years at
their helm. That includes a


12-0 mark this past
season, with win No.
13, and Ohio State's
second national title
in five years, just
around the corner. At
Youngstown State,
Tressel won four
Division I-AA national
crowns.
I've lived in the
Jacksonville area since
1991, a span during
'M which I've heard a lot
(sometimes too much)
about southern football. To
me, it's Big 10 that counts
(well, maybe not Michigan.) I
like what the Big 10's done so
far to the SEC: Penn State
over Tennessee, Wisconsin
over Arkansas. Maybe, after
the Buckeyes do the same to
Florida, that will quiet the
Gator "chompers" who, if it
hadn't been for Ohio State's
win over Arizona State in
1996, likely wouldn't have
that national championship.
The Buckeyes are led on
each side of the ball by
national award recipients,
Heisman Trophy winner and


senior quarterback Troy
Smith and Bronko Nagurski
Defensive Player of the Year
and sophomore linebacker
James Laurinaitis. But it all
comes back to "The Tressel
Factor," which has produced
five victories in six games
with Michigan and in four of
five bowl games, with five of
six coming up.
And despite the fact the
Buckeyes haven't played in
50-some days, Ohio State
likes the Phoenix area. That's
where they beat Miami for
the 2002 national title,
Kansas State in the 2003
Fiesta Bowl and Notre Dame
in the 2005 Fiesta. Along the
line, they beat another OSU,
Oklahoma State, in the 2004
Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Simply stated, Jim Tressel has
an ability to get his teams up
for the occasion.
So, Laura, are you prepared
to have your picture taken,
wearing my Buckeye beads,
after Ohio State "drops" its
latest No. 2?


Continued from A-1
better record and a better
team, Ohio State can't lose.
But of all people, he should
know that absolutely any-
thing can happen in college
football that's precisely what
makes it so exciting.
In arguing with him about
why I think the Gators will
win the national champi-
onship Monday, I could throw
out a lot of boring statistics
and past records defending
my team's worth.
I could tell you that the
Gators play in the nation's
most competitive conference,


the SEC, which in
2005 had 261 of its
players on opening
day NFL rosters. The
Big 10 had 223.
And as of last sea-
son, SEC teams
played in 343 bowl
games compared
with a measly 219
games among the
Big 10.
Or I could tell you
that the Gators sur-
passed Ohio State in
total passing yardage this sea-
son, with Chris Leak throwing
for 2,729 yards compared
with Troy Smith's 2,507.
As for comparing UF's past
history of excellence with
Ohio State's, all I have to say
is Emmitt Smith.
But the fact is the odds are
stacked against us.
According to approximately
everyone who lives outside
the state of Florida (and a
good number .of those who
live within it), the Gators are
the undisputed underdogs.
And that is precisely why
they've got such a good


chance of winning.
The Gators have the passion
and desire to overcome those
odds to prove everybody
(especially Chuck) wrong and
earn their respect. They've got
nothing to lose.
Ohio State? They're predict-
ed to win the game by seven
points and haven't lost a
game all season.
They, no doubt, expect to
win this game, and that sort
of untouchable attitude will
leave them off their guard.
Add to that the fact that the
Buckeyes have had about as
much time off as Byron
Leftwich (it's been 50 days
since their last game) and
you've got a recipe for disas-
ter.
As for what Chuck calls
"The Tressel Factor," I just
hope Coach Tressel's head
isn't too big to fit in the stadi-
um so he can.actually coach
the game.
No matter the outcome,
Chuck, do me a favor: lose
the Buckeye beads. It's not
what you would call a "good"
fashion statement.


Columnists, scholars to deliver free lectures at UNF this spring


FROM STAFF
Two Pulitzer-Prize-win-
ning syndicated columnists
are among the nine lecturers
scheduled to speak in the
University of North Florida's
spring lecture series that begins
Jan. 23.
All lectures are at 7:30 p.m.
on the UNF campus. All are
open to the public and free,
although tickets are required.


George Will
George Will, columnist and
Newsweek essayist whose col-
umn appears twice weekly in
nearly 500 newspapers, will
speak on "The Political
Argument Today" on March
13.'


Charles Krauthammer
Charles Krauthammer, a Fox
News contributor, syndicated
columnist for the Washington
Post and a weekly panelist on
"Inside Washington," will
speak on "National Politics and
International Affairs" on Feb.
27.
The schedule of lectures is as
follows:


... .


Robert Galluci


Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the
University Center. Robert
Gallucci, retired U.S. ambassa-
dor and former U.S. negotiator
with North Korea, will speak
on "North Korea: What Are the
Prospects, How Does It Look?"
Gallucci, dean of
Georgetown University's
Edmund A. Walsh School of
Foreign Service, is author of
"Going Critical: The First
North Korean Nuclear Crisis"
and other publications.
Monday, Jan. 29 at
University Center. Nabil
Fahmy, ambassador of the Arab
Republic of Egypt to the
United States, will speak on
"The Middle East at a
Crossroads: The View From
Egypt."
Fahmy has played an active
role in efforts to bring peace to
the Middle East. He is recog-
nized internationally for his


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international security.


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Thursday, Feb. "at
University Center. Patricia
Fernandez-Kelly, a Princeton
senior lecturer in sociology and
researcher in the Office of
Population Research at
Princeton, will speak on
"Migration, Economic
Restructuring, Race and
Ethnicity."
Fernandez-Kelly serves on
the Nation Council of La Raza
Foreign Policy Project Advisory
Committee and is author of
numerous books.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at


University Center. Heraldo
Munoz, a permanent represen-
tative of Chile to the United
Nations, will speak on "Is the
U.S. Losing Latin America?"
Munoz, a professor at the
Institute of International
Studies at the University of
Chile, is a former ambassador
to Brazil who helped negotiate
a peace agreement between
Ecuador and Peru.
Tuesday, Feb. 27 at
University Center.
Krauthammer will speak on
"National Politics and
International Affairs."
Krauthammer has been
named most influential colum-
nist in America by The
Financial Times and is one of
the most prominent opinion-
makers in the country.














Christopher Browning
Wednesday, March 7 at
University Center. Christopher
Browning, professor of history
at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, will
speak on "The Final Solution."
Browning is best known for
his study of the German Order
Police Reserve Unit 101, which
massacred and rounded up
Jews for deportation to death
camps in Poland in the early
1940s.

Tuesday, March 13 at
Lazzara Performance Hall in
the Fine Arts Center. Will,
whose newspaper column has
' been syndicated by the
Washington Post since 1974,
will speak on "The Political
Argument Today."
Will has published three
books on political theory, the
latest of which is "With a
Happy Eye But . .: America
and the World." In 1981, he


became a founding panel
member ofABC's "This Week."


Martin Seligman

Thursday, April 5 at
University Center. Martin
Seligman, professor of psychol-
ogy at the University of
Pennsylvania, will speak on
"Positive Psychology."
Seligman's areas of expertise
include positive psychology,
learned helplessness, depres-
sion, optimism and pessimism.
He has authored 20 books on
motivation and personality.


University Center, building
43, is the first left off Alumni
Boulevard, UNF's entry off
Kernan Boulevard. The Fine
Arts Center is building 45, clos-
er to the St. Johns Bluff Road
entrance.
For tickets to any lecture, call
620-2117 or visit UNF's Web
site (www.unf.edu), click on
"Community" then "lectures."


Jon Meacham
Tuesday, April 10 at
University Center. Jon
Meacham, managing editor of
Newsweek magazine who was
named one of the most influ-
ential magazine editors by the
New York Times, will speak on
"Politics and Religion."
Meacham's latest book,
American Gospel: God, the
Founding Fathers and the
Making of a Nation," is a New
York Times best seller.
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Florida is located about one
mile north of Butler Boulevard
between Kernan Boulevard and
St. Johns Bluff Road.


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The Leader's Opinion

Criminal homeless strain
our community's resources
and our sense of compassion
Being homeless is not a crime. That phrase is repeated
frequently, reminding all to have compassion for the
less fortunate.
A family on the street because ill health has made it
impossible to make rent is a sad tale and one which
many social agencies address all too often.
But it is the career homeless those who elect to get
intoxicated and man a grocery cart rather than stay
sober and man a desk that are truly problematic and
a threat. One wonders if less compassion and more com-
pulsion might be part of the solution to these criminals.
Yes, it is true-that being homeless is not a crime.
But, it is also true that when a homeless individual
commits a crime there ought to be real punishment -
not just three hots and a cot at the jail before a speedy
release through a revolving door.
We all have a stake in pushing for substantive solu-
tions to the criminal homeless problem. Legislative
remedies may be necessary.
When someone is arrested more than 100 times on
misdemeanor charges over the course of a single year -
and that has happened in Jacksonville Beach there is
something wrong with the system.
There are harsh penalties for incurring three felony
strikes in the judicial system. Perhaps, it is time to con-
sider whether a dozen or more misdemeanor strikes
should also. trigger harsher penalties e.g. incarcera-
tion or mandatory rehabilitation.
It is clear that there are arguments to be made on both
sides of tougher penalties. Before such a fiat could be
implemented, more resources would have to be devoted
to helping those who truly need help to separate the
wheat from the chaff.
That said, however, it is also clear that bold solutions
are needed to the growing homeless 'problem and its
attendant criminal element.
The problem threatens this community's quality of
life and security. Trained law enforcement officers are
spending valuable time on each arrest and the cumula-
tive effect is financially burdensome.
The growing numbers of career, criminal homeless
strain our social services, our law enforcement and our
compassion.
We can't afford to simply hope things get better.


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Parents must not cede rights


To the editor:
In the absence of vigilance,
backed up by action, the
encroachment of -government
into our lives never ends. The
school board now hints that it
, n.,,4have authority over par-
ents' freedom on weekends. If a
cilld' fias enough tardies and
early withdrawals to be bother-
some to the system's bureau-
crats, the intention is to first
require parents to make excuses
for themselves.
But what if parents don't
want to have to ask the pardon
of the bureaucrats for their chil-
dren's tardiness and early with-
drawals? What then? That is
not yet clear; the plan is, as yet,
inchoate and a bit timid. When'
government's minions first
attempt to extend their scope
beyond what is proper, they do
so cautiously, until they're sure
they are not going to get a fero-
cious reaction to their usurpa-
tion. They creep forward,
checking as they go for public
objection or passiveness, gradu-
ally extending their range of
control (if the public is charac-
teristically passive) until they
have all the control they can
possibly have. What is in the
making now includes confining
parents to schools on Saturdays.
This would make schools into


law enforcement agencies,
agencies which write their own
laws.
While the motivation for ini-
tiating this new policy may be
to rid administrators of an
inconvenience,,the natural reap-
tion is that the inconvenience is
part of doing bu'siie'ss as "a
school system, and if they don't
want to put up with the incon-
venience, perhaps they should
be in some other business. They
might sell the schools to the
teachers and move on.
However, that is something
the school board is not going to
do. Nor is it likely that the
board will support a constitu-
tional amendment to permit
school vouchers, thereby forfeit-
ing them as a way of sending
tardy pupils off to other schools.
Will parents refuse to submit
and squash the plan? This is the
former land of the free and
home of the brave, so enough of
them might refuse.
However, regard how the
American concept of govern-
ment has been turned around:
in principle, we elect public ser-
vants; in practice, they think
they have been elected our
masters.

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Jacksonville Beach


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Waiting to be cared for


jere's a way for President
Bush to salvage his presi-
dency in the New Year:
Promote the principles of his
Ownership Society again. If
more people owned things,
they'd be as miserable as I am,
and America would be a-better
place.
I had my first taste of owner-
ship 11 years ago after buying a
country house that made
Herman Munster's place look
like a Trump estate. Renovating
it was awful enough; but all hell
really broke loose when my
father and I began work on the
bathroom.
The bolts that secured the
commode to the floor had bro-
ken. I raced to the hardware
store to buy new bolts. We spent
an hour installing them. We
slowly lifted the commode into
place and fished the bolts
through the bolt holes. But the
bolts were too short!
"Son of a ...," said my father.
"The idiots gave us the wrong
bolts!" I said.
., raced baktq ,t,the rdware
store We toiled another hour
and the new bolts worked. But a
second problem occurred: the
wax goop that seals the com-
mode to the sewage pipe wasn't
thick enough.
"Son of a ...," said my father.
"The idiots gave us the wrong
goop!" I said.
I raced back to the hardware
store. With the commode final-
ly secured and sealed, we pro-
ceeded to a higher level of suf-
fering: reattaching the water fit-
tings.
You see, water fittings are
designed to not fit, After several
attempts to make them fit, we
stripped the threads. This result-


TOM PURCELL
COLUMNIST


ed in a leak that made Niagara
Falls look like a lap pool.
After several hours of this
misery, my father and I com-
pleted the bathroom. I thought
then that the worst of owner-
ship was behind me, unaware it
was just getting warmed up.
One day, while weeding the
planter, I was attacked by
ground bees. Someone told me
the solution was to pour .a cup
of, gasoline into the bee hole,
then light. it. I poured two cups
for good measure. I wisely
moved the 2.5-gallon gasoline
canister 10 feet away, and then
lit a match. It was then that I
learned an important lesson
about gasoline.
Gasoline doesn't burn.
Gasoline fumes burn. They
burn because they are FLAM-
MABLE. And they are especially
flammable when you create a
massive carburetor in a dirt hole
in your planter.
As I neared the hole, I heard a
giant "WOOOOF," the sound
gasoline fumes make when they.
explode. A 15-foot flame shot


up the side of my freshly paint-
ed house. But I was more con-
cerned about the flame that was
now coming out of the air hole
on the top of the 2.5-gallon
gasoline canister I wisely sat 10
feet away.
I grabbed the giant Molotov
cocktail and launched it as far
from the house as I could, caus-
ing an explosion that would fill
an al-Qaeda trainee with envy.
It took me an hour to douse all
the flames and keep the neigh-
borhood from burning down.
Since then my fortunes have
improved, allowing me to buy
stocks that are now worth much
less than I paid for them. I own
my own health insurance poli-
cy, too, and its premium is ris-
ing faster than the flames that
nearly torched my hose.
And I've become a landlord,
one of the most pleasurable
aspects of ownership a man can
know. (Don't ask .about the sep-
tic tanik, or how I straddled it for
two days with a spade shovel to
dig out enough earth so that the
new lid would fit.)
Ownership is a grand con-
cept and Bush,could resuscitate
his presidency by promoting it.
More ownership will make
Americans demand simpler,
lower taxes and other common-
sensical reforms that make it
easier to own things reforms
Republicans used to embrace.
The economy will boom and
Bush's approval ratings will
soar.
Our assets will grow in value,
too. We can sell them at great
profit, retire and become
Democrats and finally enjoy
life for once, while everybody
else takes care of us.
Purcell is a columnist for DBR
Media.


Sore let^ to the editor:


Reality vs. Hollywood scares parents


To the editor:
"It is realistic."
"Art imitates life."
"This is what people want to
see."
If you ask the producers who
regularly bring crass sexual acts,
gratuitous violence and abun-
dant profanity into our living
rooms "why aren't there any
shows that I can watch with my
family?, these are some of the
responses you will get.
The Parents Television
Council recently released two
studies that showed just how
wrong this stance is. Out of the
20 most-watched primetime
programs by children ages 2-17,
the only shows that were appro-
priate for children were the real-
ity or non-scripted shows.
In -a different study focused
on the treatment of religion, the
PTC found that while fewer
than five percent of the nega-
tive portrayals of religion were
found in reality programming,
almost 60 percent of the posi-
tive portrayals occurred when
Hollywood was not writing the
dialogue.
This is significant beyond the
obvious surprise that reality
shows are no longer what we
call "car wreck" television, when
people see a car accident on the
other side of the highway. They
don't want to look but still slow
down and "rubber-neck" to wit-
ness the misery of others?
That is what Reality TV began
as. Past shows including Joe
Millionaire, The Real World,
Temptation Island, and Big
Brother pushed the envelope.of
lurid acts. The formula was
often as simple as getting peo-


pie drunk and/or put them in
compromising situations to see
how awful they could be.
Reality, it turns out, is not an
episode of CSI or Desperate
Housewives. Reality is often
good people doing good things
and talented people showing off
their skills. Real people often
respect each others, chosen
faith as well.
Hollywood writers couldn't
imagine such a situation. Of
the 20 most popular primetime
shows that children watch,
there are six that are entertain-
ing while not exposing them to
harmful sights and themes.
Reality television shows make
up the entire list of suitable pro-
grams with Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition, NBC Sunday
Night Football, Deal or No Deal,
American Idol, Dancing with
the Stars, and American
Inventor.
The PTC analysis found that
none of the scripted shows in
the top 20 are appropriate for a
family audience. While kids
and their families love to watch
some of these great reality
shows, they have no other
choices. Hollywood is happy to
air programs including The War
at Home and Prison Break as
early as 8 p.m. or to push ani-
mated shows to children like
Family Guy and American Dad
that are so lewd and offensive
that most adults can't stomach
it.
. Parents should view this list
as a much-needed wake-up call
.as well. Children need active
guardians and many are not
getting the guidance they need
to protect them from harmful


content on TV. How can a pro-
gram like CSI, which ranks as
the most inappropriate program
for children for its efforts to
continually explore the realm of
indecency through sexual acts,
drug references, and violent
material end up among the top
twenty most-watched programs
by children?
Parents who allow their chil-
dren to watch these programs
need to pay more attention to
what their children are taking
in. These same parents need to
make their voices heard in
Hollywood and ask why they
have so few choices for family
entertainment.
The first step. in addressing a
problem is documenting its
existence, and with these
reports, the PTC has done so
with painstaking detail. Next,
people need to wake up and do
something about it. Hollywood
obviously won't correct itself, or
it never would have gotten this
far to begin with.
Parents and concerned citi-
zens need to educate them-
selves about the state of enter-
tainment and contact the spon-
sors of programs that present
content that is harmful to our
children. All this information,
from show content to when it
airs and who is paying for it, is
available from the PTC web site,
www.parentstv.org.
We need more family enter-
tainment before life starts to
imitate art.
Zann Williams
Jacksonville Chapter
Director
Parents Television Council


ALEXANDRA
KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER



Be kind


to thy


neighbor


is best


advice in


apartment


A s the holiday season
draws to an end, it
seems as if good cheer
and kindness have gone
with it.
I understand the frustra-
tions of living in an apart-
ment, believe me. I hear
other people's music in my
room when I'm trying to
sleep, car alarms go off at all
hours of the night and I gen-
erally know when several of
my neighbors are showering
because I can hear the water
running.
I figure when you sign the
lease, you're also signing
away the right to complain
about the, inevitable apart-
ment problems. However, I
also believe that if you have
a problem, there is a neigh-
borly way to handle it.
The door to my apartment
refuses to remain open with-
out the help of a hand, foot
,,o .doorstop. Therefore, if
your hands are full (of gro-
ceries, or in my case, random
things that have accumulat-
ed in my car) it's not always
feasible to catch the door
before it closes itself.
Without my knowledge or
intention, my door has been
closing too loudly for my
upstairs neighbor and inad-
vertently rattling her pic-
tures.
I promise I had no idea. I
found out as I was walking
down the stairs from my
apartment and heard some-
one yelling about slamming
doors. It took me about 30
seconds for it to register that
I was the person being
addressed.
At first, I was shocked.
Then, I got angry. A debate
ensued between my nice side
and my mean side as to how
to respond.
My nice side won. I decid-
ed that I would probably
achieve much better results
if I apologized to my neigh-
bor, rather than start a feud.
I knocked on her door and
explained that I was unaware
that I had been causing a
problem, then apologized. I
felt better for clearing the air.
I left hoping that maybe
the next time my neighbor is
angry she will take the time
to explain how she feels
before she loses her temper -
and the cooperation of her
neighbor downstairs.
I lose my temper from
time to time, but if everyone
tried just a little bit harder,
and had a little more
patience, wouldn't we all be
a lot happier in the new
year?




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RUBY B. ANDERSON


Ruby B. Anderson, 83, born
Jan. 30, 1923 to Samuel and
Annie Anthony in Lousia, Va.,
died at home in Jacksonville
Beach Jan. 2, 2007.
As a devoted and caring
mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, she
enjoyed cooking for her fami-
ly and will be remembered by
her friends and family as a
true cat lover. She was a ded-


icated employee for many
years as a housekeeper at the
Holiday Inn, Jacksonville
Beach.
Anderson was predeceased
by her husband of 54 years,
James A. Anderson, Sr., in
2002, and by her eldest son,
James A. Anderson, Jr., in
2004.
She is survived by her sons,
Mark Anderson and Warren


Anderson; daughter, Sharon
Bramlett; seven grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visitation is scheduled
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
with a graveside service at 11
a.m. Monday.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


photo by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
The Neptune Beach Police Department's patrol cars are getting
a new look. The vehicles, which are currently white, will be
replaced or painted black. All of the Beaches patrol cars are
white, and the black cars allow Neptune Beach police to have a
more distinct and visible look, said Police Chief David Sembach.
It will take about a year for the department to get the cars, but
they currently have three of the 2007 Chevrolet Impalas.


ATLANTIC BEACH

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 25 in the
300 block of Sixth Street,
according to a :police report.
The victim left his residence at
10:30 a.m. When he returned
at 1:30 p.m., his vehicle was
missing, according to the
report.
* *
Fraudulent use of personal
identification was reported on
Dec. 28 in the 200 block of
Magnolia Street, according to a
police report. The com-
plainant received a cashier's
check in the amount of $4,700
and did not know who sent it
or why. He called the bank and
was told that- it was a forgery,
according to the report. The
complainant also received a
UPS tracking slip. A UPS driver
came to his house to pick up a
package that he had received
an order for. The driver had
the complainant's cell phone
number. The complainant told
police he was concerned that
he may be a victim of identity
theft, according to the report.
* *
Fraudulent use of personal
identification was reported on
Dec. 28 in, the. 800 block-, of
Semihole'RbadV, according, to a
police repiort.The victim 'told
police that her bank notified
her that she was overdrawn on
an account. She has an
account with the bank, but
money was transferred from
that account into another
account in her name that she is
has no knowledge of, accord-
ing to the report.
* *0
Damion Rudolph Thomas,
24, was arrested for possession
of a controlled substance and
giving a false name when
arrested on Dec. 29 in the 70
block of Levy Road, according
to a police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Dec. 31 in the 1300 block of
Ocean Boulevard, according to
a police report. The victim told
police that she and her family
were out of town and when
they arrived back home their
front door was open and the
door frame was lying on the
living room floor, according to
the report. She also told police
that they had left some lights
on in the house when they left
but the lights were off. Several
pieces of jewelry were stolen
with a total value of approxi-
mately. $4,900, according to
the report.

Burglary was reported on
Dec. 31' in the 1600 block of


Park Terrace East, according to
a police report. The victim told
police he left his home at 8
p.m. and when he returned at
* 11 p.m.: his television was miss-
ing from his living room. He
also told police that his garage
door was open and the door
leading into the house was left
unlocked, according to the
report.
* *
Alfred Michael Romeu, 24,
was arrested for false imprison-
ment and domestic battery on
Jan. 1 in the 1500 block of
Ocean Boulevard, according to
a police report.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan. 2 in
the1000 block of Ocean
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Jan. 2 in
the 900 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report. The victim's girl-
friend reported that her
boyfriend parked the truck in
the parking lot at his job at 3
p.m. When he returned at 10
p.m., the truck was missing,
according to the report.
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Petit theft was reported on
Jan. 3 in the 500 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report. A store clerk
called police in reference to a
shoplifting in progress. When
police arrived, they observed
one of the suspects walking
away from the store with a bag
in his hands. An officer ques-
tioned the suspect and he said
he did not purchase the items
in the bag. Another officer
spotted the other suspect hid-
ing in a wooded area near the
store. The total value. of stolen
property was,$85.41, according
to the report.

Harassing phone calls were
reported on Jan. 3 in the 400
block of McCullum Circle,
according to a police report.
The victim told police that she
had an injunction for protec-
tion against the suspect
approximately six years ago,
but it was expired. She told
police she had not heard from
the suspect since then. He
called her four or five times
wanting to talk. The victim
said that the calls were not
threatening, just bothersome.
She wanted to report it in case
the calls continued and she
needed to file for another
injunction for protection,
according to the report.


EDWARD BURTON 'NED' DEGROOT


Col. Edward Burton "Ned"
DeGroot III (Ret.), 65, died Dec.
31, 2006 after a long, coura-
geous battle with cancer. He was
born May 15, 1941 in Lawrence,
Kan. to Edward Burton Jr. and
Ruth Evans DeGroot.
DeGroot graduated in 1967
from UCLA, where he played on
a national championship vol-
leyball team. He went on to earn
his Master's Degree from the
University of Northern
Colorado.
DeGroot proudly served in
the United States military, wear-
ing the uniforms of four branch-
es. While attending Roosevelt
High School in Honolulu, he
served in Army ROTC. After
high school, he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy and served as a corps-
man attached to the Marine
Corps. Upon discharge from
active duty in the Navy,
DeGroot attended UCLA and
enrolled in Air Force ROTC,
receiving his commission upon
graduation. He served 24 years
in the U.S. Air Force as a Medical
Service Corps Officer and retired
as a colonel in 1989.
DeGroot was a veteran of the
Vietnam War and a Life
Diplomate of the American
College of Healthcare
Executives. He was a member of
St. Andrews Lutheran Church


and proudly served as
Worshipful Master of Ribault
Lodge No. 272 in Jacksonville
Beach.
DeGroot is survived by his
wife of 42 years, Amelia (Em)
DeGroot; four daughters, Jamie
Trayner (Richard), Tanya
Ferranti (Jerry), Paige Murtagh
(Ryan) and Melissa Batz (Brad);
two brothers, Donald DeGroot
(Lillian) and David DeGroot
(Annette); and four grandchil-
dren, Kylie and Brooke Ferranti,
Owen Murtagh and Reagan
Trayner. Another grandson,
Brady Batz, is due to join
DeGroot's family at any
moment.
A Memorial Service, will be
held at 3 p.m. Saturday at St.
Andrew's Lutheran Church,
Jacksonville Beach. For those
who prefer, donations may be
made to The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society or the
Building Fund at Ribault Lodge
No. 272, Jacksonville Beach.
The family expresses its heart-
felt thanks to all of DeGroot's
caregivers at the Mayo Clinic
and St. Luke's Hospital, especial-
ly Dr. William Maples, to whom
he often referred as the "conduc-
tor of my orchestra."
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


ELIZABETH ANN FROSIO


grandchildren, Isabella
Thompson and Tristan Frosio.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday at
Neptune Baptist Church, fol-
lowed by a graveside service at
H. Warren Smith Memorial
Cemetery.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Elizabeth Ann Frosio, 79, of
Atlantic Beach died Jan. 4, 2007
in her daughter's home, sur-
rounded by her family, after a
short battle with Leukemia. She
was born Sept. 6, 1927 in
Gainesville to Edward Hamilton
Calhoun and Josephine Ann
Dwyer.
Frosio was preceded in death
by her husband, Cmdr. Robert
C. Frosio, a decorated Nav pilot
who, while stationed at Cecil
Field, was killed in action in
Nov. 1966, She also was pre-
ceded in death by her son,
Stephen Andrew Frosio..
Frosio graduated from John
Ringling School of Arts in
Sarasota, Fla. She was an active
member of Neptune Baptist
Church for 19 years.
Frosio was artistic and cre-
ative and always willing to lend
a hand to those in need. She will
be missed but not forgotten, the
family said.
Frosio is survived by her sister,
Mary Calhoun Bolger; four chil-
dren, Bob Frosio, Kathy Frosio,
Al Frosio and Mary Frosio; seven
grandchildren, Bob Frosio, Jr.,
Aaron Frosio, Nathan Frosio,
Rebekah Austin Wolf,* Rachel
Austin, Jeremiah Brzoska and
Brett Frosio; and two great-


Ronald "Ronnie" Elder, 80,
died Jan. 2, 2007. He was born
Sept. 28, 1926 in Baltimore,
Md. and had lived in
Jacksonville and Neptune
Beach since 1946, when he
was transferred to NAS Jax
while serving in the Navy.
Elder was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach, where he
served as an Extraordinary.
Minister until health curtailed
his activities. He also was an
active member of the church's
St. Vincent de Paul Society
and a charter member of
Knights of Columbus Council
5407.
In 1980, Elder retired from
the City of Jacksonville Public
Works Dept. after 23 years. He
served in the U.S. Air Force
and retired, in 1986, from the
Florida Air National Guard
after 42 years in the Military
Reserve and on Active Duty.
In 1997, he retired from the
City of Jacksonville Beach
Public Works Dept. after 13
years.
Elder is survived by his wife
of 60 years, the former Linda
Atter; three daughters, Janis
Elder (Greg) Solomon,
Virginia Elder (David) Ricker,
both of Jacksonville, and


Rondalin Elder (Kevin)
McCullagh of Hingham,
Mass.; two sisters, Doris Raber
of Silver Springs, Md., and
Violet Wrigley of
Philadelphia, Pa.; four sisters-
in-law, Virginia Atter (Jim)
Keys, Lillie (Jerry) Disch,
Loraine Jacobs, all of Neptune
Beach, and Rose Atter of
Jacksonville; seven grandchil-
dren, four great-grandsons,
one great-granddaughter and
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the
Quinn-Shalz Chapel, with a
prayer vigil at 7:45 p.m. Mass
of Christian Burial will be cel-
ebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in
St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Interment will follow in
Oaklawn Cemtery.
In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests donations be made
to St. Vincent de Paul Society,
St. Paul's Catholic Church,
224 5th St. N., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 3225b0, or The
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society, Jim Jacobs Research
Fund, 475 Park Ave. S., New
York, NY 10016.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


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son, Gregory (Susan) Hall;
brother-in-law, Frank
Vaughn; sister, Georgie Allen
of Andrews, Tex.; six grand-
children and four great-
grandchildren.
A Graveside Memorial
Service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday in the H. Warren
Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville
Beach. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that dona-
tions be made to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


MARGARET E. LAMPRECHT


Margaret E. Lamprecht, 94,
died Jan. 2, 2007. Her Mass of
Christian Burial will take
place at 10 a.m. Saturday in
Blessed Trinity Catholic
Church, 10472 Beach Blvd.,


Jacksonville. Interment will
follow in Chapel Hill Memory
Gardens.
Arlington Park Funeral
Home in charge of arrange-
ments.


FRANCES ELIZABETH QUIGGLE


Frances Elizabeth Quiggle,
75, of Ponte Vedra Beach was
born Sept. 8*, 1931 in Climax,
Minn. She died Dec. 29, 2006
after a courageous 17-year
battle with breast cancer.
Quiggle attended Augsburg
(Minn.) College and Dakota
Business School. She and her
husband, Donald, moved in
1952 to San Bernardino,
Calif., where they raised their
four children. After retire-
ment they lived in Minden,
Nev.; Ottertail, Minn. and
Gaithersburg, Md. before
moving to Ponte Vedra Beach
in 2001.
Quiggle was involved in
National Charity League, PTA,
Women's Republican Club,
Board of Directors of the
American Cancer Society in
California and vas Captain of
fhe local voting precinct. She
worked in the banking indus-
try for 15 years as a bookkeep-


er and teller. She was a mem-
ber of Christ Episcopal
Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Quiggle is survived by her
husband of 56 years, Donald
Quiggle; daughter, Kelly
Thomas of Marshall, Minn.;
son, Dan (Luanne) Quiggle of
Ponte Vedra Beach; son,
David (Staci) Quiggle of
Irvine, Calif.; and eight grand-
children, Spencer, Trina and
Jordan Thomas, Justin,
Corinne and Eric Quiggle, and
Ryan and Megan Quiggle,
who will miss her greatly. She
was preceded in death by her
parents, Gunder and Thrina
Bjaaland, and son, Douglas.
Quiggle was a gentle, loving
and kind person who had a
smile that could brighten the
room. She loved spending
time with her grandchildren
and talking on the phone to
family and friends. She was
loved very much and will be
greatly missed by all who
knew her, the family said.
A memorial service was held
Tuesday at Christ Episcopal
Church, Ponte Vedra Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her memory
to the Community Hospice
Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
" Services unde'-the'direction
If Quinn-Shaiz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


KAREN LEE STEMBRIDGE


Karen Lee Stembridge, 46, a
native of Jacksonville, died Dec.
30, 2006. She will always be
remembered as a caring, loving
mother, family member and
friend, said the family.
Some of Stembridge's passions
in life included her love of ani-
mals, Gator football, environ-
mental concerns, genealogy and
Civil War history. She was
known for her kindness to oth-
ers.
Stembridge is survived by her
son, Matthew Sean Johnson;
mother, Mary Kate Stembridge;


sisters, Alyson Kessler (Jeff) and
Suzanne Pollett (Byron); nieces
and nephews, Dustin Hartley,.
Jordan, Emily and Katie Kessler,
Taylor and Kyle Pollett; her best
friends, her dogs, Bizkit and
Boots; along with many family
members and friends, including
her dearest friend, Gary Kessler.
She was predeceased by her
father, William Walter
Stembridge III.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 1 p.m. Friday in
Mandarin United Methodist
Church. Private family inter-
ment will be held in Oaklawn
Cemetery following the
Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests contributions be made
to the Jacksonville Humane
Society, 8464 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32216 in memo-
ry of Karen Lee Stembridge or to
one's favorite charity.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
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Nora V. Hall, 69, of
Jacksonville died Jan. 1, 2007.
She was born Feb. 20, 1937 in
the Philippines and moved to
the United States 20 years ago.
Family members include her
daughter, Ruth Dantes of
Jacksonville; three sons, Raul
(Edith), Eric (Nanet) and Mark
(Gigi), all of the Philippines;
four sisters, Gloria and Letty,
both of California, and Nelly
and Mita, both of the
Philippines; five grandsons, one


granddaughter, several nieces
and nephews and a loving
church family.
Visitation was held Thursday
in Hyde Park Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conduct-
ed at 10 a.m. Friday in the
chapel of Hyde. Park Baptist
Church. Interment will follow
in Jacksonville Memory
Gardens.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Byron Franklin Hall, 84,
died Jan. 2, 2007. He was a
40-year resident of
Jacksonville Beach.
Hall retired as a Master
Sergeant after 30 years of serv-
ice with the United States
Marine Corps. He served in
World War II, the Korean
Conflict and Vietnam and
was highly decorated. He flew
with the Night Fighter Gray
Ghost Squadron and was
awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross in Korea.
Hall was preceded in death
by his wife, Evelyn Hall.
Surviving family members
include his daughters, Debbie
(Courtney) Daugherty and
Nanette (Johnny) Jernigan;


pie motto, "Remember, each day
is a gift."
Mehrlust was a tireless advo-
cate for women diagnosed with
breast cancer. She was a
Trustee/Board Member of the
Donna Hicken Foundation,
counseling women and giving
them emotional support. In
November 2006, she received
the Surf Cancer Fellow Award
from the foundation and Mayo
Clinic for her unmatched dedi-
cation in giving hope to women
fighting breast cancer
Mehrlust is survived by her
mother, Betty Mehrlust; her
brother, Edward Mehrlust and
his wife, Rosemary; and two
nephews, Ethan and Nathaniel
Mehrlust.
In lieu of flowers, her request
is for contributions to the
Donna Hicken Foundation,
1015 Atlantic Boulevard, Ste.
144, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233,
or to St. Vincent's Breast Center
through St. Vincent's
Foundation, 1800 Barrs St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32204.
A celebration bf Mehrlust's
life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Jan.
28, on the beach off 19th Street
in Atlantic Beach.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


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Susan L. Mehrlust, 59, died at
home Dec. 29, 2006, with her
mother and friends by her side,
after a long and courageous
journey with breast cancer.
Mehrlust grew up in Winter
Haven, Fla. and graduated from
Winter Haven High School. She
received her B.S. and M.S.
Degrees in Education from the
University of North Florida. She
was a teacher and coach at Lee
High School for more than 20
years until her illness made it no
longer possible for her to work
among the students she cared
for so very much.
During the decade Mehrlust
was treated by doctors and nurs-
es at St. Vincent's, she delivered
her own kind of care to every-
body she came in contact with.
She lived always by a very sim-


MARGARET LOUISE ROYSTON RHEA


Margaret Louise Royston
Rhea, 85, longtime resident of
Jacksonville Beach, died Dec. 27,
2006 peacefully at home.
Rhea was a member of Beach
United Methodist Church since
1955 and a lifelong member of
Communication Workers of
America Local #3106 and
Telephone Pioneers of America.
After 48 years of service she
retired from Southern Bell, then
was employed for 15 years at
'Vicar's Landing.
' She (was preceded in death by
her husband, William E. Rhea.
Surviving are her daughter,
Katherine Rhea (George) Deem;
granddaughter, Candice
Elizabeth Kearsey; grandson,
John Howard Berg III ("JB"); two
step-grandsons, Kenneth
Vincent Deem and Shawn
Michael Deem, all of


Jacksonville Beach; sister, Helen
Pennington of Bristol, Tenn.;
niece, Delores Faulkner of
Raleigh, N.C.; sister-in-law,
Mildred Rhea of Jacksonville
Beach; two nephews, Joey Rhea
and Larry Marvin of
Jacksonville; and several great-
nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Friday at Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 1701
Beach. Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.
The service will be ,at 11 a.m.9
Saturday at., Beach,-.1 United-
Methodist Church, Jacksonville
Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations
in Rhea's name may be directed
to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL
32257.


WILLIAM R. 'BILL' THIBODEAU


William R. "Bill" Thibodeau,
73, born June 17, 1933 to
William and Margaret
Thibodeau in Salem, Mass., died
Jan. 2, 2007 in Jacksonville
Beach.
Thibodeau was known in the
community for selling banana
trees and tropical plants from
his home in Jacksonville Beach.
He was a wonderful carpenter
and an avid bowler at Beach
Bowl. He also was a member of
St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Jacksonville Beach, for more.
than 28 years.
Thibodeau was predeceased
by his father and mother. His
mother died, in 1965, on the
same day he did, Jan. 2.


Thibodeau is survived by his
wife of 49 years, Judith King
Thibodeau; sons, Bill Thibodeau
and Lori Roberts of Jacksonville
Beach; Ronald Thibodeau and
his wife, Martika Thibpdeau, of
Neptune Beach; brother, Jim
.Thibodeau of Rochester, N.H.;
sister, Deanna Szymanski and
husband Joe of Jacksonville
Beach; five grandchildren; one
great-grandchild and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A visitation is scheduled from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
tIome, 1701 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. A memorial
mass will be held at a later date
at St. Paul's Catholic Church,
Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorial contribu-
tions be made to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257, or
Temporary Loan Closet, 2709
Art Museum Dr., Jacksonville, FL
32207.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home..


Evelyn L. Koffman died Dec.
29, 2006 at Baptist Beaches
Medical Center after a short ill-
ness. She was born in Irvington,
NJ. and was married to the late
Charles R. Koffman, who died
in 2002, for 62 years.
Koffman is survived by a
daughter, Leigh Callahan of
Cornish, N.H.; son, Gary
Koffman of Jacksonville Beach;
half-sister, Connie Van
Nostrand of Hatboro, Pa.; two
sisters-in-law, Doris McGonigel
and Helen Goldtrap of New
Jersey; granddaughter, Stacy M.
Greene of Fairfax, Va.; grand-
son, Travis Callahan of
Claremont, N.H.; and eight
great-grandchildren, as well. as
many friends in the Ponte Vedra
Beach and Cypress Village com-
munities.
A member of Church Women
United, she was an active and
faithful church member, con-
tributing time and effort for
many years..
An avid shell collector,
Koffman created a Shell


RUTH WEBB PULLIAM


Ruth Webb Pulliam, born Jan.
27, 1913, died Jan. 1, 2007. She
was preceded in death by her
husband, LeSueur Pulliam; son,
Hugh Pulliam; son-in-law,
George Gantt; father and moth-
er, Milton and Annie Webb; and
11 siblings.-
. Pulliam is survived by one
daughter, Sherryl Gantt; five
granddaughters, Hope Koehne
(Steve), Holly Robertson
(Robbie), Deana MacDonald,
Stacy Pulliam and Leesa Forbes
(Rob); eight great-grandchil-
dren, Hutton, Gantt, Savannah,
Caleb, Gavin, Nathan, Danielle
and Chelsie. She also is survived
by her sister, Grace Osley;
daughter-in-law, Gerry Pulliam
Smith; sister-in-law, Edna Webb;
and many nieces, nephews and


friends.
Pulliam was born in Elbert
County, Ga. and lived most of
her life in Deep Creek
Community, where she was an
active member of the church.
She was a homemaker and gar-
ment factory worker for much
of her life. For the past 14 years,
she had made her home in
Neptune Beach with her daugh-
ter, Sherryl, and at Avante
Nursing Home in Jacksonville
Beach.
The family will receive friends
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton,
Ga. Funeral Services will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deep
Creek Baptist Church.
Interment will immediately fol-
low the service.


WILLIAM GEORGE STANG

Stang proudly served his
country as a pilot in the U.S.
Marines during World War II.
He was an avid sailor and golfer.
Surviving family members
include his wife, Karen; four
sons, Michael, Christopher,
Greg and David, and two grand-
sons, Ryan and Austin. Family
will hold a private memorial
service at a later date.
Services under the direction
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WilliaiN ilfrebTge,,,tng,-82, IHbome bhtksonvilitBeach.
died Jan. 1, 2007. He was born
in Miami, raised in Detroit and
graduated from Michigan State
University.
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Identification Display for the
Ponte Vedra Surf Club that
attracted shell enthusiasts for
years. She won many blue rib-
bons for her shell and bead jew-
elry, clocks and other decorative
art that also sold at local shops.
Koffman enjoyed spending
time with her children and
grandchildren, and was
renowned, along with her hus-
band, as an effortless dancer.
She also was an inspired cook,
remembered for her dinner par-
ties and hospitality.
Koffman will be fondly
remembered by all who knew
her for her tremendous faith,
beauty, charm and enduring
grace that accompanied her
generosity of spirit, the family
said.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in
Christ Episcopal Church. Words
of comfort may be shared with
the family at www.MEM.com.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.















RELIGION


Beaches Fine
Arts Series
Trio Con Brio will perform a
concert of works by Dvorak,
Beethoven, and Ravel at 7:30
p.m. on Friday, January 26 at
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal.
Church. Trio Con Brio consists
of musicians on cello, violin,
and piano. The concert, is free
and open to the public. St.
Paul's is at 465 Eleventh Ave. N.
in Jacksonville Beach; call 249-
4091 for information.
Covenant
Renewal Service
Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church will begin
the New Year by including
John Wesley's Covenant
Renewal Service during wor-
ship on Sunday at 9:30 and 11
a.m. The church address is 35
Executive Way, Suite 130 in
Ponte Vedra.

Palms Open House
John Peyton, Mayor of the
City of Jacksonville, will be the
guest speaker at the Open
House Luncheon at Palms
Presbyterian Church on
Wednesday, January 17. The
event will begin at noon.
Tickets are $7 and reserva-
tions can be made after January
2 by calling the church office at
246-6427. Tickets can also be
purchased after services on
January 7 and 14. The Open
House will be held in the
Fellowship Hall on the church
campus at Third Street and
34th Ave. S. in Jacksonville
Beach.

Harmony on Tour
The Cornell University Men's
Glee Club will perform in con-
cert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Jan. 9 at Palms Presbyterian
Church as part of their New
Year tour of the southeast.
There are no tickets required


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Gathering at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra, on Christmas Eve are Marine Corps 2nd Lt. John Heald (from left), Army 2nd
Lt. James Grymes, Army 1st Lt. Matthew Tavares and Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kara Larsen. Grymes is a graduate of Episcopal High
School, Jacksonville, aind the others are Nease High graduates. Grymes and Tavares are schedule to deploy to Iraq during 2007,


for the concert which is free
and open to the public, The
church address is 3410 :S. Third
Street in Jacksonville: Beach;
call 246-6427 for inforrnation.

Church Womn ten
United
Church Women United will
meet at 10 a.m. on. Friday,
January 5 at First Christian
Church of the Beachtes. The
meeting will include the
Installation of Officers, and a


Silent Auction. The church
address is 2125 Ocean Front in
Neptune Beach.

Blood Drive
St. Andrew's by the Sea will
have a blood drive from 9 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. on Monday,
January 22. For information
call the church office at 248-
4575. The church address is
1801 Beach Blvd.
Meaning of Life


Calvary Anglican Church
will offer an exploratory course
on the Meaning of Life from
the Christian perspective. The
five week course is will be held
at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
through Jan. 30.
Dinner, which is provided at
no charge, will be followed by
the lecture and discussion.
Everyone including those with
questions or who are skeptical
are welcome to attend. To reg-
ister call the church office at


241-9400. The course will be
held at Redeemer Anglican
Church at 7500 Southside
Blvd.

Grief Ministry
The. Healing Hearts Ministry
of Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
church will begin a 10-week
small group, self-guided jour-
ney through the grief process
at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 7
at 7 p.m. Healing ,Hearts
Ministry is led by trained vol-


unteers Beth and David Bolton.
For information contact them
at. 280-7820 or at
etbolton@bellsouth.net.

Bethel Gallery
Exhibit
"Christmas Presence" is the
ongoing art exhibit at Bethel
Gallery at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church through
Jan. 14. The church address is
4510 Palm Valley Road in
Ponte Vedra. Call 285-8225 for
information.

Meditation Class
Unity at the Beaches will
offer "Meditation Made Easy", a
class led by Rev. Marleen Davis
at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at
the Ribault Garden Club. The
class will continue through
early December. For informa-
tion call 355-5100. The Garden
Club is at 705 2nd Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach.

Prayer for Schools
On Thursday from 9:30 to
11 a.m, a group meets at the
Winston Family YMCA to pray
for school, media, families, and
church. The YMCA is on
Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra.
For information call 285-0267.

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for
persons facing personal prob-
lems, meets every Friday at
6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall
of Beach United Methodist
Church, 3rd Street at 7th
Avenue North, Jacksonville
Beach. The program empha-
sizes that through worship and
same-gender small groups, peo-
ple can work on personal strug-
gles such as eating disorders,
alcohol/drug abuse, and code-
pendency. The evenings begin
with dinner. Call 249-2343.


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CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHUTRCIE(
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6'1.27
Sunday 7:45, 9 00. 11:00 AM 5 30 PM Holy Euci-arist
10:15 AM Christian Formation; Saturday Holy Eucharis.l 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist- 7:00 AM, 11 00 AM, i6. PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6 p m except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday servi ces
CHRIST CHURCH SA. BtABLO
:r,2002 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonv41e,-2Z1-477.I'r 'I .
Sunday 9 AM Worship; 10.15 AM Christian Forr nation
Nursery Provided
For event information visit www.christepiscopalchui rch.org


COASTAL CHRISTIAN
Exciting, Growing
Home Church
off Kernan
553-9910 l

Meet Sundays -
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
www.coastalchristian.org


4i. HOLY TRINITY
ANGLICAN CHURCH
(A TraditionalAnglican Church)
247-1442
Holy Communion
every Sunday at 8:00 A.M.
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar


ST. ANDREW'S
LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
(BYTHE SEA)
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
1801 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER
Sunday Worship
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School
Children 9:15 am
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Nursery Provided


COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN
/'i t CHURCH
150 Sherrny Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL
i" Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Pastor
.... Church Office 249-8698
Preschool/Kindergarten Office 241-7335
www.communitypcusa.org
Schedule:
Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m.
Church School- All Ages 9:45 a.m.
Youth Fellowships 5 p.m.
Contemporary Worship Serv. 5:59 p.m.
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7p.m.
Weekday PreschoolKindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds)


To advertise your
Religious Services
here call
249-903.3?


CALVARY
A nglican C church
A worship-centered evangelical congregation
in the Anglican tradition
Meeting at Sabal Palm Elementary
1201 N.Kernan Blvd.
..-. 9unday Worsip: 10:30 am "
:' SundaySfhool: 9:00arm "
Home Groups on weeknights around Jacksonville
Prayer and Healing Service, Second Sundays, 7 pm
Office: .795 Mayport Rd. Atl. Bch 241-9400 calvaryjax.org
(Member, Anglican Communion Network)


Worship Opportunities
9:30 a.m. Contemporary*
11:00 a.m. Traditional*
*Kids Worship provided


PONTE VEDRA

United Methodist
Church


Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church If
"Where friends gather to worship"
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
www.pvpc.com
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Breakfast
Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Middle, High School, College
Adult Ministries
Music & Art Ministries
Home of a Bethlehem Visit


Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor
Adam Myers, Youth

35 Executive Way, PVB
Across AIA from Rawlings School
Behind Prosperity Bank
280-5141 www.pv-umc.org
"Connecting the Unconnected"


CHURCH U
Worship Service Eucharist
5pm Sunday
Services held at:
First Christian Church
at the Beaches
2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach
WWWANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


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, begwnbi s 'baptist Curck
1050 Highway A1A 285-4288
Sunday School 9:00am
Worship 10:15am,
E-mail:
newbeginningsbc@clearwire.net
Website:
www.onlinewithnewbeginnings.com


UNITY DAILY WORD
STUDY CLASS
Wed. Evening 7:30 pm
Ribault Garden Club
705 2nd. Ave. N., Jax Bch
(Corner 2nd. Ave. N. and 7th St. N.)

355-5100
Dial A Prayer 355-7044
Church of the Daily Word


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> ey ST. F'RANCIS
IN-THIE-FIELD
EPISCOP AL CHURCH


895 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra, FL* 5'|,3-0112
www.saintfrancisepiscop llchurch.org
Sunday Service p
Adult Christiin Formation 9:00am
Holy Eucharist 10:00; m
(Children's Chapel during sei 'vice time)
Nursery Provided Infants throu It years


St. Paul's by the Sea

Episcopal Church .
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE =



Welcome Families Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
&o mil I Nursery At 7:30 & 10am Services Sun.
& Singles Christian Formation At 8:45 am
Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N. Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@spbts.net
904-249-4091


BEACHES CHAPEL CHURCH

610 RLIDA BLV L NENEPUNEBACH

Pastor Steve McCoy
Associate Pastor Howard McMinn
WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday 8:30 & 10:15 AM
Wednesday 7 PM
TEL 241-4211
www.beacheschapel.com


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LORD OF LIFE
LUTHERAN CHURCH
(ELCA)
276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Pont i Vedra Bch
Ph. 285-53 47
Rev. Julie Frank,P'astor
Sunday Contemporary Worship
8:30am
Sunday Church Schoo 1 9:45am
Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Nursery Provio Led


N(E PUN E
Bapt i s t Churc h
SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
SUNDAY
9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
WEDNESDAY
6:30 pmr- The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
407 Third Street
www.neptunebaptistorg Neptune Beach
Tom Bary, Pastor 904-249-2307


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.


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Sunday:
Traditional Services
8:00 & 9:00 am
Celebration Praise
10:45 am


WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY)
5:30 Supper
6:30 Choir, Bible Study, Youth
Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Collins, Associate Pastor
www.fccbdoc.com/email:fccbdoc@bellsouth.net


ST. PAUL'S
CATHOLIC
1st Avenue North at 5th Street
Jacksonville Beach
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:00,8:30, 10:00,
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday Confessions
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m.


The ralms Oasis
is a Comimunity Nurtured by.
., the race FJesias Chriet,,
to
5erve God's Mission in the Word

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.

Nursery at all services

Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

3410 South Third Street. Jacksonville Beac'
Ph: 904-246-6427 www.palmschurch.org
PC(USA)


BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
t CHURCH _L
MISSOURI SYNOD-
1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.


TRADITIONAL -YET TIMELY
Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
-Nursery Provided-
CHRIST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
Neptune Beach 249-5370
Rev. Patrice Spenser
Share in the love of Christ


ST. JOHN'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
Father Joseph Meehan
WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Nursery Available Sunday Morning
RECONCILIATION
Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
Sunday 6:00p.m. (7-H.S.)
246_6014


Palm Valley Baptist Church OCEANSIDE
4 X- Palm Valley Road. Por.W It.; Reiibbi Eli ezer Bcn- Yihuda, PhD. Spiritual L.eader
S(904) 285-2447 si -ii .r t CHURCH OF CHRIST
J' E.mail: palmchurch@bellsc ,rh ,. n ... .. Stuart Wilh ams. Pre&et IS
Sunday School for al. ages.... 9:15am Si[1 l l 288 N. Roscoc Blvd, PonteVedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567 (off Mayport Rd. at W. 11th St. and Orchid
Sunday Worship Shabbat & Torah Services 9:30 12:00 noon St.) 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314
Service .................10:30am Service Time's Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Sunday Evening Bible Study 9:15 a.m.
Bible Studyvening ........ 6:00pm Saturda 5:00 m We have a fil ange of activities and services for the beaches Jewish 246-2709
............Sunday 8:00am, :30am& 11:00am community. Plase contact our ..,,,--5 for infonnaion about adult Jerry Murrell, Miinister Blended Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Family education, Sisterhood activities and Youth activities. Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Dinner. ...................... 6:00pm (904) 268-25(110 "A home for Jewish Families at the Beach" Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
for all ages..............................7:00pm www.MandarinChristi an.com .. Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Weekday Ministry 246-2891
A Southern Baptist Church 6045 Greenland Rd. near P ilips Hwy. ....-. -, __ ... Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Service interpreted for the hearing impaired


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SPORTS


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The B beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader January 5, 2007


Buckeyes and Gators ready for battle


By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR

Monday night's national championship
game will likely come down to several
key matchups. The team that wins the
majority of those head-to-head battles will
probably be the one hoisting the BCS crystal
trophy at the end.
It's more than simply Ohio State's prolific
offense against a stingy Florida defense, or the
speedy Gators receivers and backs against sure-
tackling but slower Buckeyes linebackers.

THE BACKGROUND: While some
college football fans bemoaned
Florida leapfrogging USC and
Michigan to earn a shot against
Ohio State in the BCS title
game, fact is the show-
down is intriguing for a
variety of reasons.
Ohio State (12-0) began
the season as the coun-
try's top-ranked team and
little has changed in four
months. The Buckeyes
learned what they were
made of during the sec-
ond week of the season
with a 24-7 victory in Austin over the
defending champion Texas Longhorns.
Inspired and confident, Ohio State rolled
through the remainder of its regular-season
schedule with all
eyes pointed
toward the Nov. 18
game against arch- :"
rival Michigan.
Billed as a battle
of the titans, No. 1 .
Ohio State built a
lead over the then-
No. 2 Wolverines
then saw Michigan
come back a bit to .,
tighten the game. A
When it was over,
the Buckeyes
punched their tick-
et to Glendale,
Ariz. with a 42-39
triumph.
For Florida, the '
road to the desert ,.
was a bit bumpier.
A 21-20 squeaker '
over Tennessee
Sept. 16 was the
Gators (12-1) first
close call.
Subsequent wins
over Kentucky," :'
Alabama and LSU .
were good but not decisive.
Then came a 27-17 loss at Auburn than was
actually much closer than the final score would
indicate.
Another nail-biter, this time a 17-16 victory
over the Steve Spurrier-led South Carolina


Gamecocks, was decided only
when Gators defensive end Jarvis BCS N
Moss blocked a game-winning Cham
field goal attempt as time -
expired. Ge
Florida toppled Arkansas in the
SEC championship game as
coach Urban Meyer lobbied poll- When: Jan.
sters for a shot at the national
championship. It worked only Where: Unh
because then-No.2 Southern Cal Phoenix Sta
was upset by UCLA in its final Glendale, Ar
game.
Who: No. 1
FIRST MATCHUP: vs. No. 2 FIc

ntonio Pittman TV/Radio: F
vs. Florida line- 930 A
backer Brandon ( AM)
Siler.
Pittman gained 1,171
S rushing yards this season
and scored 13 touch-
downs. He also keyed the
victorv over Michigan
With 139 yards on the
ground and one score.
Pittman isn't huge (5'11",
195 pounds) but hits the
hole quickly, makes the
rM first defender miss and
has the speed to take the
ball to the end zone.
Siler is essentially the heart and soul of
Florida's defense. One of the fastest linebackers
in the country, the
6'2", 235-pounder
will be asked to
-.\ shore up the
..-, : Gators' run defense
and also drop back
into coverage -
possibly shadowing
Pittman out of the
backfield -
Sthroughout
^ Monday night's
contest.
I SECOND
MATCHUP: Florida
cornerback Ryan
k Smith vs. Ohio
/ lState wide receiver
Ted Ginn, Jr.
One of the most
exciting players in
college. football,
Ginn has blazing
speed, excellent
hands and a nose
for the end zone.
The 6'0", 180-
. Te Ginn;, pound receiver/kick
returned .led the
Buckeyes with nine TD receptions this season
and is among the favorite targets of Heisman-
winning quarterback Troy Smith.
Smith played for Meyer in Utah, where he
earned his degree last year. He transferred to
Florida as a grad student to continue his foot-


ball education under the head
coach.
Smith had a terrific 2006 cam-
paign, emerging as the SEC:
leader with eight intercept ons
but he'll need help to shut down
Ginn.

THIRD MATCHUP: Florid a
quarterback Chris Leak vs. iDhio
State linebacker James
Laurinaitis.
Leak had an up-and-dowr t sea-
son under Meyer's spread-op)tion
offense. .You could put together a
highlight reel of some fantastic
throws the QB made and usi e it as
an instructional tape
for high-schoolers 3
with Div. I aspi-


rations.
On the other hand, a
string of Leak's low-
lights would include his
13 interceptions, key
fumbles and plenty of
uncomfortable-looking
runs.
One advantage.the
Gators have is substituting
true freshman quarterback Tim
Tebow (6'3", 230 pounds) in obvious run-
ning situations. That's how Meyer has usec I
Tebow, albeit sparingly, this season.
Laurinaitis is only a sophomore but claimed
the Nagurski I
Trophy as the
country's top
defensive player.
Nicknamed "The
Animal" as an
homage to his
father, a pro
wrestler in the
1980s and 90s
Ivho used the
same moniker as
a member of the
Legion of Doom,
the 6'3", 250-
pounder will ,
draw Leak as his
primary assign-
ment.
Coach Jim
Tressel may have .
the fleet line-
backer "spy" the
Gators QB to pre-
vent long gains
when Florida's -
pocket protec- ,
tion breaks A. ..
down .,
Laurinaitis had
five interceptions to lead Ohio State this s( ;a-
son.

FOURTH MATCHUP: Florida wide receiver
Dallas Baker vs. Ohio State cornerback Ant onio
Smith.


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Panthers fall to Yellow Jackets int boys hoops


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Photo by ROB DeANGE
Nease High forward Christian Dennis reaches high to grab a
loose ball against St. Augustine Wednesday night. Dennis was
the Panthers' leading scorer with 12 points but it wasn't enough
to overcome the Yellow Jackets who rolled to a 64-49 win.


S The Nease boys basketball
team couldn't extend its
string of home dominance
over St. Augustine Wednesday
night.
The Yellow Jackets emerged
with a 64-49 win on the
Panthers floor for the first
l" time since the 1998 season-
'" opener.
St. Augustine jumped out to
an early lead and never
looked back as the team
improved to 7-3 on the sea-
son. Paced by Carlton Lewis
who went on to score 15
points in the contest, the
Yellow Jackets took a com-
manding 40-23 halftime lead.
Kawaun Jakes had 13 points
and Kouvaris Davis added 10
for the Yellow Jackets.
The Panthers were led by
Christian Dennis who scored
12 points. Ryan Hentkowski
added 11, Nick Sesnick
chipped in with 10 and Joe
Largura added six.
Largura, Sesnick and Ted
Stachitas had three-pointers
for the Panthers.
With the loss, Nease
dropped to 1-8 (0-4) on the
season.
The last time St. Augustine
entered the Panthers gym and
came away with a win was
during then-freshman Chet
Stachitas's first home game.
Stachitas went on to
become one of the best bas-
ketball players in St. Johns
County history, finishing his
Nease career with 2,505
points and earning a scholar-
ship to St. Joseph's University
in Philadelphia.
While this has been a tough
season for coach Bud Beech's
Panthers squad, the team was
recently bolstered with the
ELO return of several football play-
ers. Ted Stachitas, Dennis,
Quinton Huggins, Kyle
)h Timpane and James Wilson
helped lead Nease to the Class


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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers guard Ted Stachitas advances tr ie ball up court as he's pressured by a St. Augustine
defender during Wednesday night's game Stachitas finished with three points.


4A state title contest, but the
football team's success meant
the players were tied up until
after the Dec. 9 champi-
onship game in Miami.
The Panthers will look to
get back on the winning track


tonight 'when Flagler Palm
Coast vi: sits Nease in a 7:30
p.m. start.
Nease will host Clay High
next Thi ursday before taking
its show on the road in a visit
to Pedro, Menendez on Jan. 12.


Beech's troops will also par-
ticipate in the Martin Luther
King Classic Tournament at
Forrest High on Saturday, Jan.
13 and Monday, Jan. 15.
Opponents and game times
have yet to be announced.


Tall (6'3"), fast, and elusive, Baker earned his
nickname as the "Touchdown Maker" this year
with 897 yards and nine touchdowns. He's one
of the Gators primary weapons and the
Buckeyes know it.
For Smith to be successful in shutting down
Baker, he'll have to receive help from the safety
position, or the defensive line will have to limit
Leak's ability to throw deep.

X-FACTORS: For Florida, it's Percy Harvin.
Beleaguered by injuries most of the season, the
freshman put up only modest numbers (367
receiving yards, 415 rushing) but showed his
value with two key scores in the SEC champi-
onship game.
Mind-bending speed, elusiveness and a threat
to score every time he touches the ball, the
freshman is on Tressel's
radar screen. "Percy
Harvin was perhaps the
Most electric player in
the nation last year,"
Said the coach.
Ohio State's X-Factor
is its offensive line. Big,
punishing and experi-
enced, the O-line triggers
the Buckeyes' success on
SD the ground and in the air.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Florida
fans are very familiar with placekicker Chris
Hetland's season-long struggles to make field
goals and extra points. If the Gators could find
*-.- someone to put the
.. ball through the
uprights, Hetland
would no doubt be
relegated to the
bench.
S. The Gators were
among the SEC's
best on punt and
kickoff coverage this
season, and fresh-
man Brandon James
is a dangerous
return man.
Buckeyes kicker
7 Aaron Pettrey hasn't
had to make a pres-
sure kick all season
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".- '"sistent.
Ginn is among
the best punt
returners in the
nation but hasn't
found the same suc-
cess on kickoffs.
INTANGIBLES:
..ercy Harvin Tresselis4'- lin '
bowl games and
won a national championship in 2003. With 51
days to prepare for Florida, he'll be tough to
beat.
Meyer, in his second season at Florida, has
had his greatest success in year two of coaching
at every school he's piloted.


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Gate River Run prizes include a new FJ Cruiser


Happy New Year to all
runners, walkers and fit,
ness enthusiasts. Let's
hope that it will be a healthy
and prosperous one.
How would you like a brand
new car this year? "Sure," you
say, "it's those never-ending
payments I don't want."
My sympathies exactly. But
thanks to the Gate River Run
and one of its main sponsors,
Arlington Toyota, you could
win a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
This year will mark the 30th
running of the River Run.
During the post-race awards
presentation 30 race numbers
will be drawn from the 15K
roster. Each of the 30 partici-
pants will be called to the
stage and given an ignition
key (yes, that means you must
be present to win).
Of course only one of the
keys will actually start the car,
but one very lucky River Run
runner or walker will go home
riding in style.
Now if that doesn't make


If anyone doesn't believe in
.the dead coming back to
life, how do you explain
,those Florida State Seminoles
and Georgia Bulldogs?
Bobby Bowden's team went
to the Emerald Bowl to face
UCLA with credentials so light
even diehard Florida State fans
shook in anticipation of anoth-
er defeat. It just hadn't been
like the old days when
Bowden's quarterbacks and
running backs seemed to own
whomever they played.
The Seminoles have played
with a sophomore quarterback
named Drew weatherford that
not even Uncle Bobby himself
was confident enough in to
breathe easily. So what hap-
pened? All Weathefford did
was pass for 325 yards, includ-
ing 125 in the fourth quarter,
to lead Florida State to a 44-27
victory over the Bruins. If that
wasn't an upset, it'll do until a
real one comes along.
The Seminoles just got tired
of all the criticism this season
and the knocks on Jeff
Bowden, their out-going
(impeached?) offensive chief
and wanted to show the nation
,they're not dead and Jeff isn't a
dolt.
Reports have it that he was
seen shedding a few tears in
the coaches' box. Who can
blame him? The way the Noles
played all season it's a wonder
he hasn't been bawling since
August.
The Emerald Bowl victory
(don't laugh) will be a great
boost for FSU's recruiting.
Never count out the old mas-
ters. Uncle Bobby hasn't
assumed room temperature yet.
By the same token, how
about those Georgia Bulldogs?
Down 21-3 to Virginia Tech at


BOB FERNEE
RUNNING/FITNESS


you want to enter the Gate
River Run then I don't know
what will. Your odds are not
all that bad, far better than the
Florida Lottery anyway.
Consider that the entire field
of the Gate River Run 15K is
only some 9,000 people. Then
remember that most people
don't stay around for the
awards presentation so many


REX EDMONDSON
PRESS BOX
the half, the Dawgs roared
back to win another thriller,
31-24, in Atlanta's Peach Bowl.
There will be a slight pause
while readers protest that the
new name of Atlanta's postsea-
son show is the. Chicken Little
Fest or something to do with
fowl. We protest the commer-
cialization of college bowls.
Chick-fill-A or Drumstick
Special, a rose by any other
name is still a rose and a victo-
ry.
The Dogs used two fourth-


of the numbers drawn will be
thrown away if the person
isn't there.
Consequently, your chances
get better and better and the
possibility of a new, free car is
not as outlandish as it may
seem.
The Gate River Run takes
place on March 10th. For more
information, or to enter, go
online to Web site at
www.gate-riverrun.com
I have met the future of run-
ning and its name is Hash.
That's right, Hash, as in Hash
House Harriers. After attending
the Christmas Hash Run on
December 23rd, I have come
to the conclusion that the
Hash is THE all-encompassing
everyman's event lovingly cre-
ated by the god of Beer and
Revelry. And if there isn't a
god for that then there ought
to be.
A Hash is just pure fun, a
simple mixture of running
(slowly, or even walking), fol-
lowing a trail (which is easy .
and also good fun) and swal-
lowing copious amounts of


quarter TDs to score via inter-
ceptions and shook the Hokies
into submission.
There was more to Georgia
winning a bowl game and tak-
ing the curse off the season
with three straight Ws off
ranked teams Auburn,
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech
- to finish 9-4 after starting
the season at 5-0.
Talk about an up-and-down
season, this was it for Georgia.
And like Florida State's bowl
victory, it was a big win that
solidified the job for a young
quarterback. In this case it was
Matthew Stafford, who won
pulsating approval with 9-for-
21 passing for 94 yards, one
touchdown and one pick.
Stafford might have been
shaky at the start but he fin-
ished like and old pro. It was
what Mark Richt needed to
hold onto hopes for a better
season next fall.
Now Richt knows Stafford
can do the job. And like FSU,
the Dawgs Peach Bowl win will
help with recruiting.


hops and barley during and
after the "run."
You can just imagine the
sort of bon vivants that a Hash
run attracts and, rest assured,
no one expects any great per-
formances; at least not while
moving. In fact, Hashers refer
to themselves as "drinkers
with a running problem." The
camaraderie is superb.
Now that I have done my
first Hash and am no longer a
"virgin," I can hardly wait to
do some more. This event is
perfect for my steadily sinking
athletic career.
There is nothing new about
a race starting and finishing at
the Jacksonville Landing, in
fact that site gets used more
than any other but this
Saturday sees the debut of a
five-mile race on a new
Landing course. The
Exploration Run goes out
across the Acosta Bridge then
back into town via the Main
Street Bridge, after a trip along
the north bank RiverWalk the
race finishes back at the
Landing.


Race entry fees go to the
Explorers, a part of the Boy
Scouts of America, a worthy
cause. The race begins at 4
p.m. For more information call
731-1900.
The River Road Resolution
Run 5K takes places in Orange
Park on January 13th at 8 a.m.
The race, which takes place at
the Orange Park Kennel Club,
is actually an old race with a
new name and date.
The familiar Florida Striders'
Autumn Fitness Run is, theo-
retically, no more. However, it
is now this newly titled
January race that will take
place on the same course.
Why the change?
Attendance numbers have
been declining and the club
hopes that a change in the
time of year will turn things
around.
On January 27th, St.
Augustine's Matanzas 5K will
be run for the 27th time. This
Jacksonville Grand Prix event
is always one of the fastest,
most competitive races all
year.


EKG screens may help prevent athlete deaths


very year I assist with
preseason screening phys-
J icals for the local high
schools. Kids are brought
through various stations,
where they are weighed, pulse
rates and blood pressures are
checked, and then a physician
examines them.
What we are looking for
during these screening is any-
thing that would lead you to
believe that the athlete could
not safely participate in com-
petition. We stress to the par-
ents of the kids that this is a
screening exam, and of course
cannot pick up every single
abnormality, and by no means
can we. guarantee that the ath-
lete won't develop a problem.
The thing that you worry
about the most is clearing an
athlete to play, and then hav-
ing a tragic event occur, a sud-
den death while on the field
of play. This occurs very, very
rarely, about five episodes per
million per year, which works
out to roughly 24 times per
year in high.school and col-
lege athletes.
Of course, you wish that it
wouldn't happen once, and
you wish that you could accu-
rately predict when it would
occur.
The first athletic sudden
death of record was that of


diac arrhythmia, a sudden,
change in the normal rhyth-
mical heartbeat. The only
method of treating this
arrhythmia is with a defibrilla-
tor, to shock the heart back
into a normal rhythm.
Fortunately through the
efforts of the American Heart
Association, it is becoming
S' more commonplace to have
defibrillators at public venues
a such as high schools, shop-
ping malls, airports, and golf
GREGORY courses.
SMITH, M.D. High school administrators
CONTRIBUTOR and parents groups should
push to have these easy to use
devices on every campus. But
Phillipides in 490 B.C, who this of course only deals with
died after running 26 miles treating the problem once it
from Marathon to Athens, to ha's occurred.
report that the Athenian army How do we stop it before it
had defeated the Persians. ever happens?
After delivering his message, The real problem in trying
"Rejoice, we conquer!" to his to. prevent these events is that
superiors, Phillipides then col- unfortunately there is really
lapsed dead to the ground. no way to absolutely predict
Other athletes who died them. An EKG and an ultra-
suddenly during competition sound cannot rule out the
include college basket. sa possibility of.a problem. ,
Hank Gathers, jnd Boston ,'. However a. recent Italian,,.
Celtic Reggie Lewiis study suggested that doing so
Even here in Fernandina can lower the rate of sudden
several years ago, a young bas- cardiac deaths. Since 1982,
ketball player lost his life after Italy has required that all
he collapsed on the floor dur- young athletes obtain a
ing competition. screening EKG prior to being
The common cause of these given clearance to play, and
sudden deaths is a fatal car- approximately two percent per


year are disqualified due to
:the findings.
What was most interesting
is that when rates were com-
pared between'the number of
deaths in the 25 years prior to
EKG screenings, and the 25
years after, there was nearly a
90 percent reduction in the
number of fatal events.
The results were recently
published in the Journal of
the American Medical
Association.
Now, even if it could show
such a cardiac abnormality, it
may not be feasible to test
every single high school and
college participant, approxi-
mately 10 million athletes,
with an EKG.
Many colleges now do these
tests, but even if these tests
.could be done, would you as a
parent agree to pay out of
your own pocket for a $75
study that likely may not
show anything in the first
place? And if you made an
EKG screening mandatory,
what about the kid who can't
affordrit?.Jt's.a tough call.. ,
This of course puts the
physician in a tough position.
He or she is screening the ath-
lete for competition, but may
not be able to accurately pre-
dict the very thing that he
most worries about.
The one thing however that


Baseball
Registration for spring base-
ball and T-ball is taking place
now through Jan. 19 online at
pvaabaseball.com or at Play It
Again Sports. There will also be
in-person registration Jan. 13
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and
Jan. 14 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
at Cornerstone Park.
Kids ages 5-15 as of April 30,
2007 are eligible. Cost is $120
for baseball, $90 for T-ball.
For more information visit
Web site or contact Pat Dowd at
251-5103.

Lacrosse
The Ponte Vedra Lacrosse
girls program is accepting regis-
Strations from 2 p.m. until 5
p.m. Jan. 7 at the Landrum
fields. A free clinic will be
given that day from 2 p.m.
until 4 p.m.
Registration can also be
accomplished by e-mailing
Leslie Santillo at
pvbgirlslax@aol.com. The girls
season will run from Feb. 25
through May 6. The cost is
$100 per player.


can be the most powerful pre-
dictor of these events is a posi-
tive family history: a mother,
father, brother, uncle, etc. who
had premature heart troubles
or died suddenly from a car-
diac event.
If your son or daughter
brings home a preseason phys-
ical clearance form, look it "
over and take the time to. care-
fully answer the questions
asked of you.
Your answers may provide
the most telling information
that your doctor has to accu-
rately screen your child.

This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, med-
icine, and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by your regu-
lar doctor. It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the preven-
tion, recognition, and care of
injuries and illness. Specific con-
cerns should be discussed with
your physician. Mail your. ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, MD -
Sportscndicinc. 1250 5. 18th
Street, Suite 204. Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.


No doubt the $1,800 being
offered in prize money will,
once again, ensure that it stays
so. Another $100 is up for
grabs to anyone who can break
an existing course record,
either Open or Masters.
Also included is a team com-
petition (Open only; five to
run, three to score).
The 5k starts at 9 a.m., there
is also a one-mile fun run at
10:15 a.m. You can enter the
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pass intended for Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens. Matt Jones
can't find the handle against the Texans. Quarterback David
Garrard fights for yardage against the Colts. Rookie Maurice
Jones-Drew fields a kickoff. Running back Fred Taylor (28)
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Take advantage

of warmth now
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It's
here and I am still
running back in
2005! I know that doesn't
surprise my editors and
longtime readers, but I have
to admit, it is true! I was
even tempted to stop writ-
ing AGAIN, for,the 10th
time, and then decided I
just couldn't leave you all in
the lurch, so you are stuck
with me and my unpre-
dictable patterns for yet,
another time period -
length is completely
unknown!
We should be in our dor-
mant time but not with tem-
peratures as warm as we have
had them, so I have no news
yet on pruning advice. That
will come next week after
consulting with my higher-
ups. However, I do recom-
mend that while you can, get
out there and yank out any
weeds in your beds; they'll
come out like magic since
the ground is still warm and
moist. And, on that note, it
is also a fantastic time to
plant young trees, and for
the same reason: the soil's
being warm and moist makes
a perfect host for baby roots
to get a good, quick start.
Arbor Day is fast approach-
ing and I will also be address-
ing that next week. The City
often has many tree give-
away programs then, as well
as many places where you
can hear great speakers tell
you what and when to plant
as far as trees are concerned.
One such upcoming pro-
gram is scheduled for Jan.
19, Florida's Arbor Day, from
10-12 at the Extension office
on 1010 N. McDuff St. The
speakers will talk about prun-
ing trees, planting trees,
invasive species not to plant,
and the care after planting.
There will also be some free-
bies to take home. It is neces-
sary for you to register for
this, so do so by calling 387-
8850.
Actually, there are a few
classes .that you might want
to attend as well, many in
January on interesting top-
ics. One is to be on Jan. 13
from 10-11 (a short one!) at
Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152
Lone Star Road where you
can hear all about "How to
Create a Wildlife Habitat."
This would be a project not
only for the homeowner but
also for school kids, and with
a few easy tips, is quite a suc-
cessful way to get the entire
family involved for a "Wild
Spot" in the backyard, or for
the same thing in a corner of
the schoolyard.
After that one on Jan. ,18
from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Urban Gardening Field
Office on Superior St. nearly
behind the Coop. Extension
office, is a special talk on the
"Care of Edible Landscapes".
It will also include the how-
to's of grape pruning, a real
difficult topic to write about
but a great one to do as a
hands-on activity. Speakers
will also talk about fruits rec-
ommended for North
Florida, as well as cool season
veggies and herbs. This will
be a two-hour jam-packed
session of learning and Mary
Puckett, our Urban
Gardening Specialist is a
dynamite speaker, so I prom-
ise you will go home all
charged up, ready to hit the
dirt!
The ARBOR DAY PRO-
GRAM, discussed above, is to
be held on Jan. 19. Following
that, to finish out January,
will be two talks.

See GARDENING, page 2


FROM STAFF
For those looking for a
new way to meet people, a
speed dating event is
planned at the Beaches.
Fionn MacCool's, 333 First
Street North, is hosting a
speed dating event for single
professionals.
Speed dating is the newest
way to meet people without
the fear of rejection, accord-
ing to event organizers.
When participants arrive,
they will receive name tags,
number assignments and
scorecards, according to the
Cupid.com, a national com-
pany that specializes in
speed dating events.
The event typically allows
participants to go on about
12 six-minute dates. Women
remain stationary at an
assigned table and the men
move from table to table
when a bell rings.
After each date, you mark
your score card with a "yes"


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or "no" to determine who
you would like to hear back
from. Scorecards are turned
into the event coordinator
who e-mails a list of partici-
pants that got yes votes,
according to Cupid.com.
The event is divided into
two groups. At 6:30 p.m. all
singles between the ages of
35 to 49 will begin speed
dating. At 8:20 p.m., singles
between the ages of 25 and
39 will start.
It is recommended to be
prompt because the event
cannot begin until all par-
ticipants have arrived, plus
it allows time to mingle
beforehand, organizers said.
The cost is $35 per person if
registered before Jan. 7.
After Jan. 7, the cost
increases to $40.
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Snake man willing


to collect all snakes


RATTLESNAKES A rattlesnake, above, is often heard first
as its tale makes a distinctive rattle. According to experts,
there are two primary ways to tell if a snake is venomous. If it
has a diamond shaped head and its eyes are elliptical shaped
then the snake is poisonous Experts caution that a coral
snake is more difficult to identify as it is often confused with
the nonpoisonous scarlet king snake and has rounded eyes.
It also has a black nose, whereas the kind snake has yellow,
red and black on its nose. The coral snake always has a pat-
tern of black, yellow and then red.


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Although most would probably think being
called the "snake man" is not the most endear-
ing term, one Atlantic Beach man takes pride
in the title.
Richard "Casey" Stengel has been catching
snakes in the Beaches area for more than 20
years, because, he said, he hates to see people
kill them when it is unnecessary.
Stengel said he has a passion for reptiles and
considers breeding, catching and keeping
them a hobby. He currently has approximate-
ly 40 to 50 snakes that he keeps in an aquari-
um room, along with some snapping turtles.
He has also kept alligators in the past.
"He's been a great help to us all these years,"
said Atlantic Beach Police Department
Supervisor of Communications Glenda
Dedenbach, who has been dispatching calls
about unwanted snakes to Stengel for years.
Some animal control officers will not
retrieve snakes, so the police department calls
Stengel, who voluntarily collects the creatures
at no cost, according to Dedenbach.
"I just dread that people still kill snakes
when some...do the environment ,good,"
Stengel said in a letter.
Stengel, who is approaching 80-years-old,
has gone to residents' homes and caught
snakes from under refrigerators and in washer
and dryer units, according to Dedenbach.
While many of the snakes he catches are
non-poisonous, such as red rat snakes, he said
he has caught his fair share of poisonous ones


as well.
For example, he picked up two rattlesnakes
this year. He collects the snakes with an elon-
gated metal prong and usually takes the snakes
home where he adds them to his collection.
"He doesn't mind the poisonous ones,"
Dedenbach said.
However, he does not usually keep the rat-
tlesnakes because they are too dangerous, he
said. He has three rattlesnakes, that died not
long after being caught, and keeps them
stuffed and on display in his garage.
Stengel, a retired Navy chief, said he became
interested in saving snakes and reptiles when
he served in Vietnam and members of his crew
would shoot snakes in the river as a pastime
during the day, he said.
Stengel has became so educated on the sub-
ject that he has Written articles and lectured in
schools, primarily to teach children about poi-
sonous and non-poisonous snakes.
There is no doubt that Stengel is an animal
lover. His yard is lavishly decorated with con-
crete statues of several different animals,
including an almost 2,000 pound black ele-
phant. -During an interview, his dog, Duchess,
trailed behind him everywhere he walked.
He also keeps photo albums of his snakes
and spends nearly $200 every month or two
on mice, which he stores in a freezer to kill
bacteria before feeding the mice to his pet
snakes.
If you find a snake in an unwelcome place,
use caution and know that help is near,
Stengel said.
To contact the snake man call 246-2105.


Movies offer glimpse of maintaining resolutions


New Year's Day has come
and gone -- have you
maintained your
resolve, or are you munching
on leftover holiday fudge?
Either way, here are ten resolu-
tion-themed movies that
might help you remember
you're not alone.
"The Lost Weekend" (1945),
"Clean and Sober" (1986), and
"28 Days" (2000) ^ Dramatic-
movie makers know they can
never go wrong with their
main character trying to beat
alcoholism. Ray Milland,
Michael Keaton, and Sandra
Bullock (respectively) take the
pledge.


STEVE
BAILEY
"Guys and Dolls" (1955) ^
Great "classic style" musical,
with slick gangster Sky
Masterson (Marlon Brando)


won over by a naive reforma-
tion preacher (Jean Simmons).
(Look for Jerry Orbach [!] in a
*very* early role, singing a sin-
gle verse in a cameo at the bar-
bershop.)
"My Fair Lady" (1964)
Another charming old-school
musical, with a snooty profes-
sor (Rex Harrison) trying to
convert a common flower girl
(Audrey Hepburn) into a regal
woman. But who converts
whom here?
"Cold Turkey" (1971)
Norman Lear (pre-"All in the
Family") wrote and directed
this comedy about an Iowa
town trying to win $30 million


from a ruthless tobacco compa-
ny by giving up the cigs for 30
days. Great comic casting,
including Bob Newhart and
Bob & Ray. (And Lear has a
cameo on a park bench, crying
from nicotine withdrawal.)
"Easy Money" (1983)
Rodney Dangerfield has to give
up his vices for 30 days in order
for his family to inherit his late
mother-in-law's money.
(Notice how, in a movie, these
resolutions last only a month?
A lot easier than a year, isn't it?)
"Beauty and the Beast" (1991)
When you're doomed to
remain a hairy beast if you
don't reform by your 21st


birthday, it gives you a lot of
incentive for change. (This was
the first cartoon ever to be
nominated for a Best Picture
Oscar, and deservedly so.)
"Groundhog Day" (1993) If
we all had a single day to re-do
over and over, we *might*
finally get it right. Luckily, we
have Bill Murray to do it for us.
"Freaky Friday" (2003) ^
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay
Lohan play a mother and
daughter under a spell that
puts them in each other's, er,
shoes until they can resolve
their differences. Curtis' all-
stops-out comedy performance
is a real dazzler.


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"TOG OUT; YOU'RE ON!" by Derek
Coghlan is staged at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at Players by the The Sea, 106
6th Street N., Jacksonville Beach. The new
one-man show features eight monologues
inspired by his experiences of growing up
in rural Ireland. Tickets are $12. Call 249-
2022 for reservations.

"HANK AND MY HONKY TONK
HEROES" runs through Feb. 4 at the


Gardening:


Cont. from B-1
The first will be on Jan. 30
from 10 to 11:30 a.m., also at
the Urban Gardening Field
Office on Superior. Street to
learn about starting vegetable
,see-dlings. Spring- vegetable.
,gardens,s ar .as common to
Florida as citrus is, so mark
this important date and call
387-8850 to register for this
class.


Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville. Doors open at 6 p.m.
for evening shows. Matinees are held at 11
a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
Admission ranges from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and show. Call 641-1212 for informa-
tion.

Auditions
ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL


The second and last pro-
gram for January is Jan. 31
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Argyle Branch Library on Old
Middleburg Road. It is called
"Good and Bad Guys in the
Landscape." .You will learn
how to use Native plants in
your landscape and also how
to identify, and therefore,
avoid planting invasive
plants. You'll be surprised at


THEATRE will hold auditions for the
local premiere of La Bute's drama "Fat Pig"
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 15, at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center at 716 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. Numerous roles are avail-
able. The production will run March 9-24
under .the direction of Tracy Gallagher.
Call 249-7177 for information.


how many common plants stays so warm we will be in an
are really invasive trouble- automatic fast- propel mode,
makers. so don't get left in the dust!
You can see that January is Next week I'll get my act
a big month to get on the together and then I won't be
gardening stick, and so, I'll left in the dust either! Hey,
leave you with all these class- don't fault me, I never was
es to register for, to snmtulat,- raised as a southerner and I
your needy brain, arid to get still have my Christmas deco-
you planning how you'll rations up!
spend your time over the next Have a great week!
few months. If the weather


Stellers Gallery opening an annex

in Neptune Beach to showcase art


FROM STAFF
Hillary and Chris Tuttle,
owners of Stellers Gallery of.
Ponte Velra, have recently
announced the opening of
the Stellers Gallery Annex at
Neptune Beach.
The gallery and artist's
space is located at Beaches
Town Center, 200 First Street
and will open on Friday, Jan.
19 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
With the exhibit of national-
ly-recognized mixed-media
painter and sculptor Steve
Williams.
The annex will open with
Williams in-person and his
new exhibit, Inside the
Vacuum Chain. According to
Hillary Tuttle, the show will
be the first solo exhibit for
Williams since 2002 and will
feature work from 'different
chapters in the Jacksonville
artist's 10-year relationship
with art. "William's has had
some commercial success
since the mid 1990s. His work
is included in several corpo-
rate collections including
those of Steinmart and
Vistakon," said Tuttle.
Williams, whose life
changed dramatically three
years ago, is inspired by his
recent and personal revela-
tions. Williams work reflects
his interest in an environ-
ment, rather than in a single
piece of art. He engages the
space and incorporates the
marriage of architecture and
graphic design.
According to Tuttle, the 39-
year-old Williams graduated
from University of North
Florida and has moved
between fine art and commer-
cial graphic art, at one point
working at his family's
Quality Sign Company in
Jacksonville, then opening a
gallery of his own, and then
back to the Quality Sign
Company.
"His recent work pulls from
both fine art and commercial
graphics ideologies. Graphics
work in accordance with
proven rules and mathemat-


ics, and fine art that breaks
those rules so that the artistic
element becomes the focal
point," Tuttle said. "Steve is
. always mindful of becoming a
creator and is careful to let
the piece design itself -- like
the way he lives his life.
Otherwise, he feels like a tor-
tured soul," she said.
Williams describes the col-
lection of mixed media paint-
ings and sculpture as repre-
sentations of the meaningful
-moments in his life through
non-sensical and oxymoronic
images that, on the one hand,
make no sense and, on the
other, mean everything.,
"My artwork is like a para-
dox that stops you in your
tracks because it makes no
sense, but engages you, so in
a way it does make sense to
you. It's like painting a pic-
ture of the tree outside your
house, but it's a picture of
that tree inside out," Williams
said. ."You recognize it, but
you never quite looked at it
that way. Why would you?
It's inside out, yet it makes no
sense," he said.
"I'm not concerned with
whether or not people like
my work," said Williams. "I
want them to walk away ask-
ing, 'What was that?'. I'd
rather people hate my work
and have some real emotional.
feeling about it. Then, we can
talk about rather than walk-
ing away untouched."
According to Tuttle, the
Williams exhibit will serve as
the grand opening of Stellers
Gallery Annex which will fea-
ture the same amenities as the
Ponte Vedra gallery, in a more
intimate setting.
"The gallery will consist of
on-site custom framing, rotat-
ing art exhibits, with plans
for an artist studio in the
upstairs loft. We want to turn
the annex into an exhibition
space and more conducive to
an .artist opening," she said.
"The space is one wide open
room which will allow the
artist to better exhibit their


Salt and Light by Steve Williams will be on display at the new
Neptune Beach gallery.


work. Plus, we can leave the
show on display longer for
people to view. We expect the
space will be more conducive
for holding art shows which
we plan to schedule every two
or three months."
The Tuttles opened their
first gallery, Stellers Gallery at


Ponte Vedra, in 2002. That
gallery is at 240 AlA North,
Ste. 13 in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Throughout the years, the
Tuttles have selected artists
from around the country to
be a part of the gallery's ongo-
ing exhibits.


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ARTS


New Year brings many new offerings in the arts community


ALICE
GARTLAND
ART SCENE
Take those new calendars out
and mark some interesting,
educational and fun activities
coming up this month.
Galleries, museums, theaters
and institutions of higher
learning have something new
to offer.
The Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach will open "In The
Midst of It," works by mission-
ary Mary Proctor, with a recep-
tion 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 12.
Using found objects, Proctor
creates three-dimensional
assembled works from buttons,
mirrors, jewelry and other trin-
kets.
Some are inspired by Bible
scripture and others by memo-
ries of her grandmother or her
childhood. Most include writ-
ten messages of life lessons.
Also at the reception, Shoofly
band will entertain with folk
music in the courtyard.
At 11 a.m. the same day,
Proctor will present a lecture
that is free for members of the
Cultural Center.
The center is located at 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Call 280-0614 for infor-
mation.
The South Gallery of Florida
Community College at


Jacksonville will open a new
exhibit, "Figure," the works of
Yvonne Petkus and Chad
Await, with a reception to meet
the artists from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. Thursday in the gallery,
located in the Nathan H.
Wilson Center for the Arts of
FCCJ South Campus. Call 646-
2023 for information.
* *
University Gallery at the
University of North Florida will
open a new exhibit, "An
International Printmakers'
Exchange," with a reception
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Emily Arthur Douglass, UNF
instructor of art and curator of
this exhibition, will discuss the
printmakers' exchange and
selected works on display at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.
For this exhibition, Douglas
selected works by more than 50
artists exploring traditional and
experimental printmaking
techniques.
The gallery is located in
Founders Hall, Building 2, at
the university, located about a
mile south of Butler Boulevard
between Kernan Boulevard and
St. Johns Bluff Road,
Jacksonville.
Parking is $3. For informa-
tion call 620- 2534.
* *
The Women's Center of
Jacksonville will open a new
exhibit, 'XL ex," on Thursday,
Jan. 18, with a reception from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. This juried show
contains very large paintings as
well as very small works.
The work of 21 artists is on
display. In connection with
this exhibit, Sarah Crooks-
Flaire will present "Drawing
Connections" on Feb. 8 from
noon to 1 p.m. in the main
Jacksonville library downtown
in room 219. The lecture is free
and open to the public.
Also in connection with this
exhibit, a workshop, "Casual


Bonsai" with Myra Jean Schick,
will be held March 24 from 10
a.m. until noon at Philips
Garden Store, 4234 Herschel
St., Jacksonville. Reservations
are necessary. Call 722-3000.
* *
"Between Landscapes," fea-
turing the works of painters Pat
Walsh and Ellen Rand, will
open Thursday at the Wall Art
Gallery, 122 S. 8th St.,
Fernandina Beach, with an
opening reception 6 p.m. to 8
p.m.
A new collection of limited
edition prints and sculpture,
including works by Rober
Rauschenberg, Alex Katz, James
Rosenquist and Kiki Smith, 'is
available at the gallery. Call
491-6303.
* *
A family day. with activities
related to the Egyptian exhibit
at the Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens will be held noon to
5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.
Experience the culture of
Ancient Egypt in a fun and
interactive way. Activities
inspired by "Temples and
Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian
Art from The British Museum"
will be scattered throughout
the museum and will include
art projects, dance, an archaeo-
logical dig, storytelling and
music.
The exhibit, which will
remain at the Cummer through
March 18, is a collection of rare
Egyptian art and antiquities
from the world-renowned col-
lection of The British Museum.
The exhibit is comprised of
about 85 pieces from shortly
before the Third Dynasty,
about 2686 B.C., to the Roman
occupation of the fourth centu-
ry A.D. This unique collection
showcases a variety of items,
including sculpture, relief,


See ART, B-6


ARTWORK BY KATHRYN POLK
A University of North Florida art instructor, Emily Arthur Douglass, is the curator of An International
Printmakers' Exchange. Several artists were invited to create prints that reflected the idea of
looking beyond race, gender and religion. For this exhibition, Douglas selected artwork by more
than 50 artists. The opening reception will be Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Founders
Hall/Building 2, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road. The exhibit runs from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15 and is
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Happy Feet's political agenda


compromises some of the fun


by SARAH LINWOOD
REVIEWER
It isn't easy to criticize wob-
bly-cute animated penguins
who warble like songbirds.
Unfortunately, it's exactly
what the final third of box
office blockbuster "Happy
Feet" deserves. Though worth-
while overall and at times dis-
playing brilliance, it's also a
film with an unexpected
political agenda. Marketed
aggressively to kiddies and
Moms as a "feel good" flick,
one can only hope "Happy
Feet" isn't a trendsetter!
Though controversy swirls
around just how much credit
- and how much money -
should be paid to thespians
who, via voice alone, make
unreal characters lifelike,
many will recognize the
familiar tones of its actors
and actresses. Robin Williams
("Insomnia," TV's "Mork and
Mindy"), Hugh Jackman (the
"X-Men" movies), Elijah
Wood (the "Lord of the Rings"


trilogy), Nicole Kidman
("Moulin Rouge"), Brittany
Murphy ("Clueless," "Sin
City") and Hugo Weaving
("Kangaroo Jack," "V for
Vendetta") all perform well in
this PG, 105-minute flick.
One. of the central themes
revolves around a vital part of'
penguin life. After, Mom lays'
eggs, she departs on an
extended fishing trip while
Dad warms the eggs. Upon
returning, Mom finds not an
egg but a bundle of penguin
joy. Things, however, aren't
perfect, as baby can't sing.
Though in human society
definitely not a fatal flaw, the
penguin world operates under
different rules. Without a
voice that charms and dis-
arms, baby has little chance
of finding a mate.
By now you've guessed that
instead of an angelic voice,
baby's talent resides in his
feet. He leaves the nest for
another penguin rookery, one
more open to his unique gift.


He soon proves himself intel-
ligent, too. Like a web-footed
Sherlock Holmes, he discovers
why fish, a penguin's chief
food, has become vanishingly
scarce.
Music is this flick's saving
grace.
.,'.o,Qgie WpaderlaVd" and
"Kiss' are showstoppers. and
ably performed by. the voice
actors! John Powell (the
"Bourne" movies, "Ice Age:
The Meltdown") apparently
wrote most of the music,
though an exact breakdown
doesn't seem to exist.
"Happy Feet's" animation is
top-notch, perhaps breaking
new ground by using camera
shots akin to what one would
expect in an A-list Hollywood
movie. One must assume
director and real-life medical
doctor George Miller ("Babe,"
the "Mad Max" series) ordered
such remarkable panoramas.
Miller co-wrote "Happy Feet"
with Warren Coleman ("Jet
Set," "Young Einstein"), John


Collee ("Master and
Commander: The Far Side of
the World") and Judy Morris
("Phar Lap," "Babe: Pig in the
City").
The dark side, though,
becomes apparent just as one
thinks the flick's winding
down. Suddenly, the., sgript-,.
ing, till now tight anrd engag-'
ing, becomes sloppy. Then an
allegory about the nation's
immigration debate is bla-
tantly introduced. Yes, it's
something to spur conversa-
tion with the kids; it's just
glaringly inappropriate here.
Even a Pat Buchanan type is
spotlighted!
As usual, visit the website
and view the trailer at
www2.warnerbros.com/hap-
pyfeet. You'll even find pen-
guin postcards there!
"Happy Feet" will please
most viewers. It's a fine flick,
but be aware of its downside!
Linwood reviews for DBR
Media, Inc. and may be reached
at Opossum@ix.netcom.com


Computer Guru


On DVD


"Snakes on a Plane" -
Who's heard anything about
this one? Maybe they should
advertise it on the Internet.

"Glory" Excellent movie
about the all-volunteer black
army that served in the Civil
War, with standout perform-
ances by Morgan Freeman and
Oscar-winner Denzel
Washington.


"Sparkle" 1976 movie
about three black women who
become singing stars. Hmm,
that sounds just like...naw, it's
just a coincidence.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's -
Anniv. Edition" Never trust a
woman who drinks milk from
a wine glass.


by STEVE BAILEY


1. Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest starring
Johnny Depp (Walt Disney)
Rated: PG-13

2. The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep (Fox) PG-13

3. Talladega Nights:. The
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by ZANE BINDER
COMPUTER REVIEWER
Finding answers to nettle-
some, weird computer glitches
is often a trial-and-error ordeal
worthy of those who engi-
neered the suffering meted out
during the Spanish
Inquisition.
Consider, for example, a
common problem with home
networks. Once the realm of
only the geekiest geeks, today,
wireless set-ups usually take
less than 30 minutes before
beginning to serve today's
multiple computer house-
holds. But what, pray tell, does
one do when suddenly net-
work signal strength drops to
zero?
Before diagnosing this as a
faulty router, bad connections,
cheap wiring or bizarre atmos-
pherics, understand many peo-
ple check, recheck and replace
parts without making the
slightest difference. There
does, however, seem to be at
least one step that, in conjunc-
tion with checking the items
mentioned above, solve most
such hair-pulling problems.
The answer: another anten-
na. But wait, you already HAVE
a top-notch, line-of-sight
located (riot even necessary!)
antenna, right? Signal strength
(easy to check by clicking 'the
icon in your on-screen tray)
says "Excellent," even when, in
reality, nothing's coming
"down the pipe."
How can this be? Guru's
long-term efforts were unsuc-
cessful in finding a definitive
answer, though he suspects
Windows and router software


glitches.
Guru was also told twice by
different Technical Support
departments the problem
described was physically
impossible! To fix such aggra-
vation, simply go out and pur-
chase a dedicated wireless
antenna (usually a USB type)
for laptops. Plug it in so your
signal-receiving confuser has
TWO working antennas!
When Guru tried this in des-
peration, he worried the net-
work would crash, the comput-
er would fry, etc.
Astoundingly, it solved 99 per-
cent of the problem! Some
related tips: if possible, ONLY
buy th? latest networking
pieces, usually "N" rated. All
network parts should be the
same brand, though in theory
it makes zero difference.
Finally, READ THE INSTRUC-
TIONS! In some cases, during
initial set-up, you'll need to
change network "channels" or
download new "firmware."
HYBRID HARD DRIVES -
Within the next month, you'll
begin to see hybrid hard drives
- units with internal flash or
thumb drives working in con-
cert with standard hard drives.
To consumers, it means faster
boot and hard drive access
times, though in the begin-
ning, such units' specs will be
more "gee whiz" than benefi-
cial.
Why not hard drives which
are all flash drives? They're
coming but for now are too
expensive. The hybrid drives
WILL offer tremendous advan-
tages over standard hard
drives, BUT only if its flash or
cache specs are THE SAME as


standard, much cheaper hard
drives. The box will tell you
what you need to know!
DON'T buy a hybrid that states
its 256 (512, one meg, etc.)
flash unit or cache makes it
equivalent or better than a


Regal 18

Code Name: The Cleaner.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:45, 4:45, 7:25, 9:50.

Freedom Writers. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:25, 3:20,
7:20, 10:00.

Happily N'Ever After. Rated
PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:15, 2:25,
4:35, 7:35, 9:45.

Black Christmas. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 3:15, 6:50,
9:20.

Children of Men. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:05, 4:40, 7:50,
10:20.

The Good Shepherd. Rated
G. Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 3:30,
7:00, 10:25.

Night at the Museum. Rated
PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:05, 12:35,
2:40, 3:10, 5:10, 7:05, 7:40,
9:40, 10:10.

We Are Marshall. Rated PG.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:10, 4:10, 7:30,
10:15.


standard drive's eight (16, etc.)
meg cache. Though possible,
most reports so farm are equiv-
ocal. Even CAD/CAM users
and gamers need to wait!
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.


Rocky Balboa. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:55, 3:25, 6:40,
9:35.

Charlotte's Web. Rated G.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:10, 2:30, 5:05,
8:00, 10:30.

Eragon. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:50, 3:55, 7:55,
10:10.

The Pursuit of Happyness.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
1:30, 3:40, 4:30, 7:15, 7:45,
9:55, 10:20.

Apocalypto. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 10:35.
S..
Blood Diamond. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:40, 3:45, 6:45,
10:35.

The Holiday. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:20, 4:20, 7:10,
10:05.

Casino Royale. Rated PG1.3.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:20, 3:35, 6:55,
10:25.

Happy Feet. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:15, 4:05, 8:05.


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CLUB SCENE


Irish singer Sqade McQuade performs from 6 to 9 p.m.
Beach.


NEW ON STAGE
Cliff's at the Beach,, .1401,
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Unky J is in at 9 p.m.
Saturday.

Culhane's Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
* 249-9595. El Toro Loco per-
forms at 9 p.m. today. Reggae
with De Lions of Jah at 9 p.m.
Saturday. Traditional Irish
music with Bobby Flynn at 6'
p.m. Sunday.

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 242-
9499. Cloud Nine followed by
Jimmy Solari appear every
Wednesday. Spade McQuade is
in every Sunday.

Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-
BIRD. Does It Matter and Pliny
the Younger with guests Good
Journey, Tennessee Flaattop
Box and Lost By Victory play
hard rock at 9 p.m. today.
Broke Til Friday, Five Star
Failure and guests play new
rock Saturday. The Winter Jam
Tour featuring Fusebox Funk
and Moonshine Still rolls in
Jan. 12. Guitarist Eric Johnson
is in Jan. 13. Galactic appears
Jan.14.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach 249-
5181. Spade McQuade is in
from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by
Something Distant from from
10 p.m. to close today and
Saturday .

Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 S. 3rd St., Jacksonville
Beach 246-1070. UnkyJ is in
at 9 p.m. today.
Ragtime Tavern, Seafood &


File Photo
today and Saturday at Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 1st Street North, Jacksonville


Grill, 207 Atlantic Blvd., McQuade plays traditional
Atlantic Beach 241-7877. Irish music every Thursday.
Soulo is in today. Three Way Meridian plays traditional
Street performs today and Irish'tnusic'at '4.m. Sunday.'"
SatLirda). 'Johr^.IKeVin king "


appears Sunday.
WEEKLY
STANDARDS
Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N.,
Ponte Vedra Beach 280-
2525. Le Monde Quartet plays
Latin music Tuesdays. The
Jason Anderson Group per-
forms every Thursday. Jose
LeBron and The LeMonde
Quintet perform every
Saturday.
* *
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach 246-
9874. DJs and female imper-
sonators weekly.

Brix, Jacksonville Beach.
Jazz great Teddy Washington
is in every Wednesday
through September.

Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach 241-
8848. Live music from 9:30
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. today and
Saturday. Country night every
Sunday.

Caribee Key, 100 N 1st St.,
Neptune Beach 270-8940.
Pili Pili plays reggae every
Friday and Saturday.

Champs Lounge, Sawgrass
Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour
Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach *
285-7777. Cloud Nine are in
today and Saturday.

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 242-
9#99. Cloud Nine is in from
7-10 p.m. followed by Jimmy
Solari every Wednesday. Spade


Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach 246-4293.
Nolan Neal is in Monday.
Songwriter's night with Seth
Ramsdill every Tuesday.
Reggae with Pili Pili every
Wednesday. The Wes Cobb
Band is in Thursdays. Mystic
Dino and the 420 Band are in
Sunday.

Giovanni's, 1161 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach *
249-7787. Mary Ann Hawkins
plays piano Thursdays. The
Amanda Finch Jazz Quintet
performs today. Pianist Matt
Hall appears Saturday.
* *
Homestead Restaurant,
1712 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach 249-9660. Kenhe and
Sleepy every Friday. Mike
Shackelford Band appears
Saturday.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach 249-
5181. Live music at 10 p.m.
today and Saturday. Karaoke
every Sunday. Little Green
men perform every Monday.
Spiderbaby is in every
Wednesday. 3 appears every
Thursday.

Mackenzie's Steakhouse,
100 Sawgrass Village, Ponte
Vedra Beach 543-9143.
Gene Nordan plays piano
Tuesday through Thursday.
Don Miniard is in Saturday.
Michael Howard plays Sunday.
Will Hurley performs Fridays
and Monday.

Max's Restaurant, 1312
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach 247-6820. John Evans
plays the piano every Friday


CONCERTS


BEETHOVEN'S
"EMPEROR"

Pianist Sa Chen joins the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday in the Jacoby
Symphony Hall at the Times-
Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W.
Water St., Jacksonville.
"Words on Music" is held one
hour before the concert.
Tickets range from $25 to $65.
Call 354-5547 for informa-
tion.


THREEPENNY
SYMPHONY

Mac Frampton performs
with The Threepenny
Symphony at 2 p.m. Sunday
in the Flagler College
Auditorium, 14 Granada St.,
St. Augustine. Call 797-2800
for information.


VIOLA
CONCERT

Viola player Milena Pajaro-
Van De Stadt performs at 7:30
p.m. Monday in the Recital
Hall at the University of
North Florida's Fine Arts
Center, building 45 on the
UNF campus. UNF is about
one mile north of Butler
Boulevard between Kernan
Boulevard and St. Johns Bluff
Road, Jacksonville. Admission
is free, but parking is $3. Call
620-2960 for information.


and Saturday.

Ocean Club, 401 1st St. N.,
JackisonIil'le Beach. "N-IV!ic,
Roots in the tiki bas every
Tuesday. Fifth South and the
Glass Camels are in the Bubba
Lounge every Wednesday.
Reggae with Pili Pili from 4 to
8 p.m. every Sunday.
* *
Sawgrass, 43 PGA Tour Blvd,
Ponte Vedra Beach 285-
3133. Ralph "E" performs top
40's, blues, oldies and jazz
every Friday and. Saturday
night.

Shelby's Coffee Shoppe, 200
1st Street, Neptune Beach *
249-2922. The John Thomas
Group with Debra Rider plays
cabaret jazz from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Sunday.
0* *
Spare Time Tavern and
Grille. 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-
8360. Eric Wink performs
Tuesday. Yankee Slickers are
in every Thursday. Reggae
with Delions of Jah every
Friday. The Hopeless appears
Saturday. The Jim Essery Band
performs Sundays.
* *
Sun Dog Tavern, 207
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach
* 241-8221. Chuck Nash and
the Zen Twins rotate every
Wednesday. Chroma appears
on the first Thursday of every
month.


Tra Vini Italian Restaurant,
216 Ponte Vedra Park Drive,
Ponte Vedra Beach Beach *
273-2442. Tony Saladino per-
forms jazz piano and stan-
dards Thursday through
Saturday.

Tree Steakhouse, 725-6
Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach *
241-5600. Mary Ann Hawkins
is in Wednesdays. Mike
Shackelford performs Friday.
Kenhe is in from Saturday..

KARAOKE
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host karaoke
every Tuesday.

Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Karaoke every
Wednesday and Thursday.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach.
Karaoke is held at 9:30 p.m.
every Sunday.

Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 3rd Street S., Jacksonville
Beach. Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.

Spare Time Tavern and
Grille, 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
every Wednesday.

NOW
SPINNING
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-
3338. DJs spins hip hop and
retro Thursday through
Saturday.

Ocean Club. DJ Scott Henry
Saturday. DJ Infader spins in
the Bubba Lounge every
Tuesday. DJ Robert Goodman
spins Top 40 and Old Wave
every Wednesday. DJ Blaze
spi,. Top. 4 4nd hi.p, hop
in~4ie ofn,Thmsdas.:DJ Kevin
Durgin spins old wave and
70's outside every Thursday
and retro dance every Friday.
DJ Jeremy spins Top 40 and
hip hop inside every Friday.
DJs Mike Bruce and Flava spin
reggae in the tiki bar every
Sunday. Matt Caulder spins
indie every Monday.


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Spare Time Tavern and
Grille, 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-
8360. DJ Hook spins
Saturday.
* *
The Ritz, 139 Third Ave., Jay
Beach, 246-2255. DJ
Danielle is in every Monday
and Tuesday. DJ Anonymous
spins Wednesday. DJ Marco
spins 80's every Thursday. DJ
Ibay is in every friday and
Saturday.

Vinoe, 822 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach 285-0991. The
DJ Wali spins acid jazz for
Metropolitan Night every
thursday.

Note: Acts and performance
days are not always available
for all clubs at press time.
Send to mitchell@beach-
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Friday, Jan. 5
Brown Bag Lunch: The GTM
Reserve holds its January Brown
Bag Lunch Lecture at noon at
the GTM Environmental
Education Center's auditorium.
The January session will be
about Bears of Alaska, as pre-
sented by volunteer Joe
Shannon, a frequent visitor to
the northern-most state.
Attendees should bring lunches
and questions. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Brown Bag Lectures take place
the first Friday of each month
from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the
GTM Reserve Environmental
Education Center, 505 Guana
River Road. For information,
call 904-823-4500.

Dinners at Fleet Reserve:
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach, hosts dinners
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each
Friday in January. The Jan. 5
offering is Steak Night for a $10
donation, followed by Fish Fry
for $8 Jan. 12, Ladies Auxiliary
Fleet Reserve Association Steak
[$10] or Fish Fry [$8] Jan. 19 and
Fish Fry for $8 Jan'. 26. The pub-
lic is invited.

Late Night Bowl Rides:
Atlantic Beach offers late-night
skateboarding at Oceanside
Rotary Skate Park, 800 Seminole
Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and March 2. The
entrance fee is $10 per person.
For information, call 247-5828
or email mreeves@coab.us.

Mindful Eating: Discover
freedom from the diet mentali-
ty. A complimentary introduc-
tory session about a step-by-step
group, designed to create a
healthy relationship between
food and oneself, is offered
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at
2344 3rd St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 270-1234 or 246-
5001 for information.

Saturday, Jan. 6
Catty Shack Open House:
Catty Shack's monthly open
house will be held from 5 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. The event offers a
tour of the sanctuary, at 1860
Starratt Road, near Yellow Bluff
Creek in northeast Jacksonville,
and nighttime feeding of lions,
tigers, leopards, cougars and ser-
val. The fees are, for ages 7 and
up, $10 for the tour only, $15
for tour and feeding and $15 for
the nighttime feeding; $5 for
ages 3 through 6; and free to 2
and under. For directions, go to
www.cattyshack.org. For infor-
mation, call 904-757-3603 or


Jim Stenstrup instructs a class of computer beginners at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center recently.


email curt@cattyshack.com.

FOP course: A "Certified Basic
Pistol & Advanced Defensive
Tactics and How Not to Go To
Jail" course is offered from 7:45
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fraternal
Order of Police Lodge 65 in
Nassau County. A CWP
Training.Certificate is included,
and range use is available. Call
Gary Belson at 904-491-8358 for
Information.

Healthy Back Yoga: Healthy
Back Yoga is offered four of the
next five Saturdays, Jan. 6, 13,
27 and Feb. 3, from 9:30 a..m. to
11:30 a.m. at Let's Dance
Studio, 246 Solana Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach. Pre-registration is
required. Classes are designed to
teach participants how to keep
their back healthy or return
their back to health. For infor-'
mation, call Joan Ryan at :280-
4628 or email 6gaibanrbm-
cast.net.

Sunday, Jan. 7
Atlantic Beach yoga:
Atlantic Beach Parks and
Recreation offers a yoga class


from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each
Sunday in January at the Adele
Grage Cultural Center. Call 247-
5828 for information.

LAX signup: The Ponte Vedra
Lacrosse Club's girls program
holds its final of two signups
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Landrum Fields. A free clinic
will be held that, day from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. The girls' season,
the cost of which is $100, will
run from Feb. 25 to May 6.
Signup forms are available at
pvbgirlslax@aol.com.

Monday, Jan. 8
The "Leave 'em Laughing
Tent," local chapter of The
International Laurel & Hardy
Appreciation Society (a/k/a Sons
of the Desert), meets from 6
p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Pablo
,Creek Branch .Library, 13295
'Beafi-"*Blvc. "'Th"' lithenin is
"Happy Birthday, Oliver Hardy,"
which celebrates Hardy's 115th
birthday on Jan. 18. The Laurel
& Hardy movies to be screened
are the silent short "Should
Married Men Go Home?"
(1928), and the sound shorts


"Be Big," "Chickens Come
Home" (both 1930), and "Their
First Mistake" (1932). Admission
is free to all ages; free light
snacks and soda will be served.
For information, visit the Tent's
website at www.leaveemlaugh-
ing.com or call Steve Bailey at
246-0312.

Strollerfit: Atlantic Beach
Parks and Recreation offers
.Strollerfit classes at Bull
Memorial Park Jan. 8, 11, 15, 18,
22 and 29. Each class runs from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Call 247-
5828 for information.

Tap Classes: Beginning and
Intermediate Tap Classes are
offered Monday mornings and
Wednesday nights at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center. Monday's schedule is as
follows: Beginning class starts at
'10 a.m., Intermediate begins at
411- a.m. The '"Wednesday
Beginning class starts at 6:30
p.m. Call Jane at 241-0432 for
information.

Tuesday, Jan. 9
Computers for Seniors: The


MEETINGS


Friday
Recovery, Inc.: Recovery,
Inc., a mental health support
group, meets at 6:30 p.m. at
St. Paul's Catholic Church's
Family Life Center, 578 1st
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 247-3299 for informa-
tion.

Senior tennis: Tennis for
seniors is being offered from 9
a.m. to 11 a.m. at Huguenot
Tennis Center in Jacksonville
Beach. For information, call
Moe at 247-6221.
A senior men's doubles ten-
nis "C" level league plays
through April at Huguenot
Tennis Center on Friday
mornings. The league has
home and away matches.
Call Bob Totter at 247-1865
for information.
Saturday
Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty:
Kittens and cats that have
been veterinarian-checked
and tested, and that have
shots and been neutered, are
available for adoption from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. at PetCo at
Atlantic and Kernan boule-
vards.

Dance Association: The
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association meets at 8 p.m. at
Bolero's, 10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Guest admission is $12. For
information or reservations,
call 246-2858.

Sunday
Twin Heart Meditation
Group: This group meets
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
Ocean Yoga Studio, 60 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Global
meditation from Pranic
Healing focuses on creating
planetary healing and world
peace, which begins within.
Love offerings are accepted.
Call Diane at 382-5823 for
information.


Monday
Toastmasters: Beaches Area
Toastmasters Club 2862 meets
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
the Atlantic Theater on
Atlantic Boulevard. For
information, call Cyndi Rice
at 273-2759.

Tuesday
Foundation Academy: The
Foundation Academy, 107 3rd
St. S., lacksonville Beach, has
an open house from 9 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Call 241-3515 for
information.

Harmony Show Chorus:
The Jacksonville Harmony
Show Chorus meets from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m. at the San Jose
Church of Church of Christ,
6233 San Jose Blvd..
Jacksonville. Visitors and
prospective members are wel-
come. Call 350-1609 for infor-
mation.


Wednesday
Ballroom dancing:
Ballroom dancing is offered at
7:30 p.m. at the Beaches
Senior Center, 281 19th
Avenue S., Jacksonville Beach.
The cost is $4. For informa-
tion, call 241-3796.


Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Jan.
10 in the Administration
Conference Room, Fletcher
High School, 700 Seagate
Ave., Neptune Beach. The
meeting is open to the public.
For information, call 513-
9242 or visit www.beach-
eswatch.com.
Cancer support group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center
Beaches meets at 6 p.m. at the
Florida Cancer Center in
Medical Office Building B on
the hospital campus. Call 247-


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Poker tournament: A poker
tournament is scheduled from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center. Tables, cards,
chips, refreshments and
snacks are provided. The
Senior Activity Center is locat-
ed at 2004 Forest Avenue and
can be reached by calling 270-
1688.

Ribault Garden Club: The
Rlbault Garden Club holds
"Fun with Flowers" the sec-
ond Wednesday of the
month, October through
April, in its clubhouse at 705
2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. A different flower
designer appears each month.
Everyone who attends goes
home with a floral arrange-
ment. The cost is $15 per per-
son. For information, call 246-
4641.


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS


Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center offers three weeks of
computer classes for seniors,
ending Jan. 25. The classes,.
scheduled on Tuesdays and
Thursday, are Beginning


Computers (9:30 a.m. to 11:30
a.m.), Intermediate Computer
Class, including the Internet (12
p.m. to 2 p.m.); and Advanced
Computing (2:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m.). The classes cost $40 for
six two-hour sessions. Call the
Center at 270-1688 to reserve a
seat.

Woman's Club Arts and
Crafts: The Jacksonville Beaches
Woman's Club's general mem-
bership meeting starts at 10
a.m. at 1315 2nd Ave. N. The
event features an arts and crafts
show by members, along with
art displays by senior artists at
Pablo Towers and also child
artists at the Carver Center.
Prospective members should
call Betty Bailey, 223-5218, for
the price of the noon luncheon
and reservations.

Wednesday,

Jan. 10
Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in the
Administration Conference
Room, Fletcher High School,
700 Seagate Ave., Neptune
Beach. The meeting is open to
the public. For information,
call 513-9242 or visit
www.beacheswatch.com.

Bracey at Fleet Reserve:
Doug Bracey provides the music
for four consecutive
Wednesday at Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach.
Also offered, between 5 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and
31, are darts and fleet munchies.


Art:


Continued from B-3
papyri, ostraca, jewelry and
funerary artifacts.
The public will be given
free admission into the
museum on family day.
Admission into Temples &
Tombs is $7 for museum
members, $15 for nonmem-
bers and $12 for seniors, mil-
itary and students. Children
under 6 are admitted free.
Nonmembers $15,
Seniors/Military/Students
$12, Children under 6 are
free. uo 'n .uo u

Drive the arts with the
Florida "State of the Arts"
License Plate Grant Program.
Grant guidelines and appli-
cations are available on the
Cultural Council's Web site
at www.culturalcouncil.org
or call 358-3600 to receive a
copy. Deadline is Feb. 16.
The Cultural Council
awards $1,000 grants to
Duval County nonprofit
agencies to broaden its sup-
port for artistic and cultural


programs and projects.
Funding is made possible
through revenue from the
sale of Florida "State of the
Arts" license plates.

"Visiting Mr. Green," a
comedy/drama by Jeff
Bowen, will be presented at
Players By-the-Sea Theater
Jan. 12,13,14,19 and 20 All
tickets are $12.
The theater is at 106 6th
St. N., Jacksonville Beach.
Call 249-2022 for reserva-
tions.
00o
Do not forget the fourth
annual "Best of Jacksonville
Party" on Thursday, Jan. 18
from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
the Museum of
Contemporary Art,
Jacksonville.
Enjoy food, music, prizes,
cocktails and your friends.
Tickets are $25 in advance,
$20 for JMOCA members in
advance. Call 366-6911 for
reservations.


F imAMI DI A C EN O FA NLO


Dr. Frederic Porcase, Dr. Edward Secunda, Cherron Johnson. Nurse Practitioner
& Barbara Forster. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
, ish to announce the beginning of construction of our new office localed on
Beach Bihd. at Sunni Pines Blvd. just West or the -"Golden Coral" scheduled
to open late spring 2007.
Until that time we "ill continue to serle all .our ramil) 's health and pediatric
care needs at our current location., ew
14444 Beach Blvd.
in the Memorial Heallhcare Plaza next to Publix
Mon. 8-8, Wed. 8-7, & Tue., Thur., Fri. 8-5
223-6400


luatin at Beaches Boys & Girls Club

ary 6h between 2:00 and 4:00 PM


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


aJ nuar 5 2007


Weekend 7


Bringing a fox to life


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Pat Turley-Foster
GUEST COLUMNIST

ne day early this fall, I

was driving my usual
route down A1A when
I passed an interesting road-
kill on the other side of the
road. I'm sadly used to seeing
opossums, raccoons, armadil-
los, squirrels all the usual
suspects- squashed on the
road, but this animal looked
different. Ever interested in
something new, I turned
around at the earliest safe
opportunity and doubled
back to the spot.
Sure enough it wasn't a
usual. roadkill, or at least not
one I've seen before. This was
a red fox in perfect pelage, a
beautiful specimen, but dead.
I'd never seen a live fox, or
heard much about them
either in our whereabouts. I
was interested indeed. So, I
picked it up and laid it on a
plastic bag in the trunk and
continued on to my work.
The fox was a young ani-
mal, a female, but no sign of
fetuses or nursing,, just an
adolescent. Foxes are born in
spring, guarded by both par-
ents and nursed for two
months. At about six months
of age, they are ready to leave
home and find their own ter-
ritory.
My guess is this poor
young fox never successfully
crossed its first road in life,
there on Big Talbot Island.
Here in North Florida we have
both red and gray foxes, two
species that are very different
but look quite a bit alike, if
you are ever lucky enough to
see either one of these shy
animals.
Some gray foxes even have
reddish coats, complicating
;the identification matter. If
you do manage to see alfox,
think quickly and look at the
tip of its tail to surely identify
it. Red foxes have white
tailtips, gray foxes don't. Gray
foxes have long been native
to our area, but red foxes are a


ART WORK BY JOHN CARR
Artist John Carr brings to life, above, a young dead red fox
found on the road on Big Talbot Island, below.


more recent arrival, most like-
ly because they have been
introduced into various parts
of the United States for the
European-originated sport of
foxhunting. Lucky for gray
foxes their fur is not as valu-
able and they do not give as
good a chase for fox-hounds.
"My" red fox is now in the-
freezer at the Talbot Islands
State Park shop, awaiting taxi-
dermy. At least this fox will be
a .training and teaching tool
in its next reincarnation, far
from alive, but useful still..,
But, you know, the soul' of
that fox will not reside in its
skin, mounted on a plaque.
No, it took John Carr to cap-
ture its soul. A retired forester,
John contacted me about
dying Greenway trees a bit


ago, .and I wanted to talk
more to him about the topic.
The day I found the, fox,
John stopped by and we chat-
ted about dying red bays due
to ambrosia beetles, red maple
trees, droughtdamaged pines
and other forestry matters.
Somewhere in there I told
him about the dead fox.
Somewhere else in there, he
told me that he does pen and
ink drawings. And together
we had an idea of how to
bring that fox to life.
1 ',,,nIe-mailed John the sorry
,photo of the dead fox and ,he
set to work. A few weeks ago,
John contacted me again with
news that the fox was fin-
ished. As you can see, now the
fox is alert and bright and will
live on and on.


Academy-Award winner Gene

Hackman visits PV's Aqua Grill


During a recent visit to Ponte
Vedra Beach, Oscar-winning
actor Gene Hackman and his
wife, Betsy, enjoyed lunch at
the Aqua Grill on two occa-
sions.
During their first visit Dec.
21, the Hackmans had lunch at
Aqua Grill and left without
fanfare. They returned Dec. 29
to enjoy a seafood enchilada
and chopped salad. Upon exit-
ing the restaurant, the star of
such movies as "The French


Connection," "The Poseidon
Adventure" and "The Bird
Cage" obliged Aqua Grill
owner Cary Hart, with a photo.
"It was such a thrill to have
Gene Hackman come back and
dine with us again," said Hart.
"While we didn't want to
intrude on Mr. Hackman's pri-
vacy, we also didn't want to
miss the opportunity to have a
photo taken with such a
famous actor.
"Gene Hackman was very


approachable and complimen-
tary of the Aqua Grill. We were
very excited but kept his visit
low-key while he was in the
restaurant. Fortunately,
nobody disturbed him."
Hart said it was rumored that
the couple were in Ponte Vedra
visiting friends. Hackman
played golf at the TPC course
during his, stay, playing a
round with Fred Funk and a
PGA tour executive.


photo SUBMITTED
Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman (center) is shown with Aqua Grill Owner Cary Hart
(left) and 18-year veteran restaurant employee Judye Garrison.


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Brown Bag
Lunch
The GTM Reserve holds its
January Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture at 12 p.m. Friday at the
GTM Environmental
Education Center's auditori-
um. The session will be about
Bears of Alaska, as presented
by volunteer Joe Shannon, a
frequent visitor to the north-
ern-most state. Attendees
should bring lunches and
questions. The lecture is free
and open to the public.
Brown Bag Lectures take
place the first Friday of each
month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
at the GTM Reserve
Environmental Education
Center, 505 Guana River Road.
For information, call 904-823-
4500.
Beethoven's
Emperor
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra kicks off the New
Year with 'Beethoven's
Emperor," part of the Fidelity
National Financial
Masterworks Series, at Jacoby
Symphony Hall in the Center'
for the "Performing Arts. The
three-night performance,
which began Thursday, con-
tinues at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Maximiano Valdes is
guest conductor, and 2006-
2007 Yvonne Charvot Barnett
Young Artist Sa Chen will play
piano. For tickets, call 904-
354-5547 or visit www.jaxsym-
phony.org.
Late NiTlght
Bowl Bides
Atlantic Beach Parks and
Recreation offers late-night
skateboarding at Oceanside
Rotary Skate Park, 800
Seminole Road, from 6:30 p.m.
to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 and
March 2. The entrance fee is
$10 per person. For informa-
tion, call 247-5828 or email
mreeves@coab.us.
Catty shack
Open House
Catty Shack's monthly open
house will be held from 5 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The
event offers a tour of the sanc-
tuary, a ,86p0 Starrayt tg near Ylow Bluff, ,Creek: ,
northeast Jacksonville, and
nighttime feeding of lions,
tigers, leopards, cougars and
serval. The fees are, for ages 7
and up, $10 for the tour only,
$15 for tour and feeding and
$15 for the nighttime feeding;
$5 for ages 3 through 6; and
free to 2 and under. For direc-
tions, go to
www.cattyshack.org. For infor-
mation, call 904-757-3603 or
email curt@cattyshack.com.

Celebrating
Epiphany
The Twelfth Night Ball, a
costume ball Saturday at
Government Houise in St.
Augustine, celebrates the Feast
of the Epiphany. The event
begins at 7 p.m. Tickets, which
will be sold at the door or at
the Colonial Spanish Quarter
Museum, will cost $10 per per-
son or $15 per couple. For
information, call 377-0006 or
794-2507.

Free Tuesdays
Admission is free to the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, every Tuesday
from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free
Tuesday evenings are spon-
sored by BellSouth. For infor-
mation, call 904-356-6857 or
visit www.cummer.org.
Temples and
Tombs
"Temples and Tombs:'
Treasures of Egyptian Art from
the British Museum" runs
through March 18 at the
Cummer Museum, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville.
Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
through Monday. Special exhi-
bition admission is $15 for
non-members and $7 for
museum members. For infor-
mation, call 904-356-6857.

Photos on
Display at GTM
The photography of Wes
Skiles, producer and modern-
day explorer, is on display and
for sale through March 15 at
the GTM Reserve
Environmental Education
Center.
The GTM Reserve


Environmental Education
Center is located at 505 Guana
River Road off A1A South, 17
miles south of Butler
Boulevard or eight miles north
of Vilano Beach.For informa-
tion, call 904-823-4500.


Art Center
Gallery
Art Center Gallery, an artists
cooperative featuring 22 local
artists, some new and some
nationally and internationally
acclaimed, presents a new
show in January Suzzette
Solanos' highly unusual "2 1/2
days in Genesis." Art Center
Gallery is in The Carling, 31
W. Adams St., Jacksonville.
Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday. The gallery is closed
Sunday. For information, call
904-614-5986.
Absolutely
Abyssinian
Absolutely Abyssinians Cat
Club presents CFA's Greater
Jacksonville Cat Show from 10
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at the Morocco Shrine
Auditorium, St. Johns Bluff
Road. More. than 300 pure-
breds and household pets from
around the country are expect-
ed.
Also, Survival Outreach
Sanctuary will be on hand, for
educational purposes, with a
Florida Panther.
Admission is $5 for adults,
$4 for seniors and children.,
For information, call 904-269-
5871.
Atlantic
Beach Yoga=
Atlantic Beach Parks and
Recreation offers a yoga class
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each
Sunday in January at the Adele
Grage Cultural Center. Call
247-5828 for information.
Kayak the
Guana
The Friends of the GTM
Reserve, in partnership with.
Coastal Outdoor Center, offers
an easy kayak tour of the
Guana River from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10. The natu-
ralist-led tour is perfect for
those wanting to learn more
about the coastal estuary.
The tour, on which stable
double kayaks will be used,
begins at the GTM Reserve
Environmental Educational
C en ter., . ,, ..., .,,,,,.
,., The tou r fee includes entry
to the Education Center. The


trip costs $45 per person; the
fee includes all kayaking
equipment, instruction,
reserve entry fee and tour, and
bottled water. The tour lasts
approximately two hours and
is age-appropriate for 15 and
up. Call 904-471-4144 to
reserve a space.

Yield d Drive
An opening reception for
the Yield & Drive Project, to be
displayed in the Alexander
Brest Gallery at Jacksonville
University through Feb. 8, will
be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Jan. 11. Glass artist Robin Cass
and photographer Bill
Klingensmith will hold simul-
taneous exhibitions in the
University Galleries.
Trash, Not
Treasure:
Discoveries on our
Beaches
Art sculptures by Laura
Braly, on display at the GTM
Reserve Environmental
Education Center through
May, ,are constructed of litter
collected on the beach.
The sculptures were created
to educate the public on the
harmful effects beach litter has
on marine environment.
Admission to the GTM Reserve
Environmental Education
Center is $2 for adults and $1
for children aged 10 to 17;
children under 10 are free.
The Education Center, locat-
ed at 505 Guana River Road, is
open seven days a week, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
It's closed on state holidays.
For information, call 904-823-
4500.
Black History
A Black History Exhibition,
featuring artifacts from the
Norman Studios Collection,
opens at MOSH Jan. 12 and
runs through March 11. For
information, call 904-396-
MOSH(6674).
Evening of Jazz
The Gary Starling Group,
with Rebecca Zapen, performs
at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the
Terry Concert Hall at
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the


2007 design trends lean

toward the 'natural home'


ust as surely as you can
count on throwing out last
year's calendar, you can
nt on decorating and
home trends to change from
year to year, too. Fortunately,
this year there are a number of
changes on the home scene
that are more comfortable and
timeless, and less wild and
eccentric. Predictions from all
corners of the design world
have come forth; I've looked
at a number of them and
selected the ones I think hit
the mark for the coming year,
and what you're most likely to
see.


KATHRYN
HOME CO


Comfort counts
The first and perhaps best trend in the com-
ing year is comfort. While beautiful rooms are
always in style, the style trend now is toward
beautifully comfortable rooms. Quality fabrics
that are easy to care for and comfy, too, will
top the list. According to Furniture.com,
rooms that are equally appealing in their beau-
ty and comfort will hit the design mark in
2007.
Get-away decorating
The warm and welcoming lakeside cottage
style is another trend we'll see more of in
2007. The home-away-from home feeling that
makes homeowners feel like they're in another
place will be an especially important focus.
This will be reflected in elements that evoke a
seaside house or a cabin in the African bush.
Ethnic and international designs and acces-
sories will help transport homeowners away
even if their travel budget or vacation time
won't allow them to go there. The colors of
deep reds, oranges, browns and other dashiki-
inspired tones will round out the color influ-
ences. Making the global look possible is the
fact that many online shopping resources and
furniture stores are focusing more on acces-
sories, so the ability to create an international
look has never been easier.
Upgrades
Renovation of existing homes will also con-
tinue to be tops for home improvement, with


.


upgrading being the watch-
word instead of remodeling.
According to Remodeling mag-
azine, bathroom and kitchen
remodels will still fetch the
highest returns for homeown-
ers interested in bringing their
homes up to date or catching
S- .the eye of a would-be buyer.
ik -. ^However, simple upgrades can
often satisfy the thirst for
., freshness without requiring
the same investment of a com-
plete remodel. One of the
WEBER most popular upgrades contin-
LUMN 1IST ues to be new countertops and
plumbing fixtures. Quality
stone counters such as granite
and marble are prized items, as are quality
plumbing fixtures in both kitchen and bath.
Going natural
Another trend to watch in 2007 is the con-
tinued move toward the natural home. This
home focuses on natural'elements such as
bamboo flooring, which is also easily renew-
able, and an emphasis on elements such as
wood with a more rustic and natural look ver-
sus highly polished and refined. Look for rustic
tables and d&cor elements, such as front doors,
that feature the natural look and imperfections
of the wood used to make them.
The natural trend will also be reflected in
our color selections this year. Some design
sources believe that bright bold colors of
nature will be the trend in the coming year. I
disagree. I think we'll see comfort colors that
mimic the softer tones of nature to come for-
ward with consumers passing on bright, bold
colors or stark contrast colors such as black
and white. Some trend-watchers say with the
ongoing environmental and political stress, the
trends should take us more in the direction of
comfort and nature. I'd have to agree that we
are all looking for more c ,mfort and less jar-
ring, bold and high-drama design in favor of
interiors that focus on calm, order, and relax-
ation. And that's a trend that can hold for any
living space in any year.
Kathryn Weber is a home and decorating colum-
nist. For more information, go to www.kathryn-
weber.com or e-mail questions to kathryn@kathryn-
weber.com


by KATE WORTH
INSURANCE RATES Keep your deductibles
as high as you feel comfortable with. If you have
an old car, you may not want collision coverage
- just liability. Check the Blue Book for the
value of your car to determine if collision is
worth continuing. Jim T.
PUT A LID ON IT A watched pot will even-
tually boil, but putting a lid on it reduces cook-
ing time and energy, use. Also, match the pot
size to burner size to avoid energy waste. Lynda
J.
SPILLED BEER If someone spills beer on
your carpet, here's the best way to get rid of the
stain and the smell: (1) Prepare a mixture of
detergent with a cup of warm water. Use a cloth
to blot this liquid onto the stained area. Don't,
however, rub it into the carpet. (2) Follow the
above up with a mixture of one third of a cup of
white vinegar and two thirds of a cup of warm


water. Again, blot this onto the affected area. (3)
Apply a third blotting with cold water. (4)
Absorb all of tfie liquid with clean, white towels.
(5) Allow the area to dry thoroughly and then
go over it with a vacuum cleaner. Karen V.
* 0
OLD PANTYHOSE They're perfect for clean-
ing under the stove, other appliances and radia-
tors. Just tie the hose onto a hanger, then swish
it around under the area you're cleaning. Marla
E.
SMELLING SWEET When dusting, lightly
spray your duster with your favorite air freshen-
er. This will remove dust and freshen your home
at the same time. Lali R.
Share your special Timely Tip with our readers.
Send it to Kate c/o DBR Media, Inc., P.O. Box 21,
Hopewell Jct., N.Y. 12533, or e-mail: deckert@dbr-
media.com.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.


by Marla Armbrust .
THIS WEEK'S TIP: I hhd'otcasion to shop
recently when a sale was going on at a popu-
lar department store. The sale was pretty
decent, so I took advantage of it. However,
two days later, the items I purchased were
reduced even further. What to do?
I called Customer Service to ask for an
adjustment for those items. I was told that it
couldn't be done over the phone and I'd have
to go into the store. I did, and guess what?
They adjusted my purchase, and I was able to
receive the extra savings.
Here are this week's offers:
DIAL/RENUZIT MOVIE CASH OFFER, P.O.
Box 19334, Irvine, CA 92623 (receive a free
movie ticket to a Disney movie). Send in five
UPCs from any seven-ounce Renuzit
Adjustables or two UPCs from Renuzit can-
dles. Also send your dated (between 10/5/06


and 12/31/06) cash register receipt with price
circled: The movie ticket %will be good for a
Disney or Touchstone picture. Store form
required. Must be postmarked by 2/28/0 7.
NO NONSENSE FREE PANTIES OFFER. P.O.
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free three-pair pack of panties. Send in the
UPC from one package of No Nonsense
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receipt with price circled. Store form required.
Expires 2/28/07.
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of Senokot-S Tablets (10s, 30s or 60s), along
with your dated (between 9/11/06 and
11/12/06) cash register receipt with price cir-
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH STATION
PREFERRED AREA: N: Seagate Ave.
S: J. Turner Butler Blvd.
E: Atlantic Ocean
W: St. Johns River
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from the Postmaster in Jacksonville, FL 32250-9998, Assistance on Real Estate
questions should be directed to Doug Reed, Real Estate Specialist, at the above address
or by calling 678/442-6050.





Open House 2-4 Sun
76 Village Walk Lane
Beautiful 3BR/3BA Lakefront Home completely remodeled.
Gorgeous Kitchen, Open
SL floorplan, FP, lovely Florida
Room, new bathrooms, new
Stile/carpet floors. Re-
plumbed. 2 Decks. $779,000
S (Dir: JTB to A1A S to 2nd
Sawgrass CC entrance (South
gate), Thru gate, make 4th LT onto
Village Walk Lane, house on RT) m

Suzie Mons Connolly
904-234-8812
sconnolly@lifestylesreal tors.comn


OCALA NATIONAL Forest Lots. $500
down, $199 month. Owner 352-624-2215
or (352)236-4579.
www.ocalaforestland.com/2nd


LAKE FRONT- Pablo Pointe 3BR/2BA, 3
quarter acre lot, move in ready, $239,900,
333-5608.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1450sqft., tile,
new bath, CH&A, Florida room, fenced
yard, laundry room, carport, sprinkler sys-
tem; well, new windows,, blinds, move in
ready, 12 blocks to ocean, $289,000, 710-
2600, 534-3411.
DESIRABLE ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/2BA, large master w/bath, hardwood
floors, fireplace, 1400sqft. $249,000. Call
247-9244 or 651-6748.
WATERFRONT- ATLANTIC Beach,
$529,900, 3BR/2BA, huge backyard with
1 00ft of frontage on navigable water canal
overlooking the Intracoastal River.
Minutes from the ocean by boat or vehicle;
newly remodeled and waiting for you.
Please call 993-0350 or 982-8948 to view
this home today.
JUST REDUCED $20,000 for a quick
sale. 2 or 3 BR, 2 full BA, extra large lot,
in-ground pool w/jacuzzi, pool house, fire-
place, lots of upgrades, $359,000. Call
Dee, 219-1620.
MOVE-IN READY 2BR/2BA, New A/C,
new plumbing, slate tile, updated kitchen,
sprinkler system w/well. 2409.Pacific Sil-
ver Dr. $149,900. Call Jane 234-1217.
SAWGRASS SINGLE family home.
2BR/2BA, completely remodeled, new 30
year roof, 42" hickory cabinets, travetine
stone floor, Berber carpet and crown
molding. Seller will pay all closing costs.
$289,900. 463-0505.
ST. AUGUSTINE. Golf course community.
4BR/2BA. 2300sf. on lake. This is a beau-
tiful craftsman style concrete block home
on a .34 acre lot. $379,900.
904-333-8947.


ATLANTIC BCH, Large Duplex, 2BR
1.5BA, tile floors, wood floors in bed-
rooms. Nice backyard. $250,000 each
side..Owner 241-8508.

HIDDEN PARADISE. 2-story 3/2.5 w/lg.
bonus room, FP, pool, jacuzzi. Motivated.
$380,000, (904)246-1760.
HOME FINDER REALTY
DEERFIELD LAKES- 2/1.5 condo,
$99,900.
HARBOR SPRINGS- 4/2, backs up to
woods, centrally located. $228,900.
HARBOUR SPRINGS- 4/2, 2 car gar.
Newer area, very open, beaut. stone
frplc., fenced yard, corner lot. Close to
schools/beaches. Reduced to $214,900.
ASHLEY WOODS- Lg 4/2, better than
new! Many upgrades. $298,000.
HARBOR WINDS- Approx. 1600sf, 3/2,
like new. $229,900.
HARBOR WINDS- 3/2, 2 car gar., owner
must sell fast $204,900.
BONAPARTE CROSSING- New home,
4/2, near schools & shops. $234,500.
221-1711 OR 241-5501



Sea State Realty Corp.
,. "The Listing Specialist"
SMLS/NEFAR Member
Great Starter Home!
3BR/1BA, Northside, concrete
block. Newer roof, CH&AC,
replumbed. 2 car garage & carport.
Ready to move in
MLS 324721 $110,000 I
Call: Larry Dukes, Broker
(904) 537-0679


119 37th Ave. S. 2 blocks to the ocean. Inviting 3/2
renovated 50's beach bungalow. New
kitchen, refinished floors, Fla room, 2 car
garage. Tons of curb appeal. $699,000.

For more info call
Michelle Kogan 904-382-5006


ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/1BA, great starter home or invest-
ment; nice lot w/screened porch & fenced
yard, concrete block, 100% financing
available, $199,000. Call 247-9244 or
651-6748.


JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1554sf., open
floor plan, new custom kitchen, CH&A,
Florida room, large fenced yard, 2 car ga-
rage, newer windows and roof, 11 blocks
to ocean, $355,000, 249-1293, pics at
http://infotube.net/161062


BEACH LIVING AT ITS BEST!!
Beautifully remodeled 3BR/2.5BA.,3 level townhouse.
1,.51 'q fi .3 ''tl.)r matter % .cejnt cl MAl neIe. kitchen w/
S marble tile counierlopl,. .'Aid maple cabrniets, nsmooth-top range.
Laiminate ',ood floors do ri-nstair- Fanul v roo his marble fire-
place High-end humcnjrie piof heat re-'itaini windows, hur-
neane ,hurlitcr'. ne,, hliaiin.' gljSi. dor, and ne,' jacin&out.
SBeautirul i,-maminternaricegrden reeat Corienienttoshop-
''.. t*'.,iij ping and us-i 2 l...ck-s o the beach $4s .l- liii
Katalin & Robert Goodwin __S -
Vanguard Realty Inc. GMAC Real Estate ...
585 State Road 13, N. #102 V
Jacksonville, FL 32259 904-230-8295 'A
goodwinre@comcast.net ._
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High Qualit3 Brick
Executive Pool Home in
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Come see your new home! (Dir: From
Beach Blvd, head N on Penman, take a |
L on 11th Ave. N., to R on 20th St. to ;
home 1277 on R.) Excellent location
and price! 2/2 with 2 car garage in
very mature neighborhood! MLS# i
336018 $299,000
Shawn Norton
1 534-9518.


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WM.,-WN'I 111111 perfectly manicured. 4Bdrm, 3 Ba, master
Updated Seaplace 3bdrm Condo, upstairs, 2700 Sf, 62.5x125 lot size, room for Great Investment Opportunity -
Ground Fir 1/2 block to the Ocean in pool. Maple hardwood floors throughout. 2-car East of 3rd Street
Old Atlantic Beach! garage w/garage-tek. $1,200,000 Quadraplex with 4 easy to rent Studio
Large Patio w/privacy fence. All new carpet, 4tlantic Beach Apartments. Only steps 1o the ocean!
new AC. updated baths, fresh paint, new Seaside Gated Communit) Luxury HOME! Offered at $639,000
slove & microwave. $298,000 Magnificent custom home with state-of-the-art l
Contemporary Gem Sella Norte kitchen. You could not rebuild this home with this "Hot" Oceans Edge Condos:
4Bdrm/3Ba Open Fir Pin Rich wood quality in finish levels at this price today. IT's East of 3rd Street NEW South Jax Beach
accents throughout expensive deck & tree AWESOME! 4 bdrm, 3.5 ba, 2-story, all bdrms 3 BR/2BA $395,500,
canopy. Perfect mix of home, privacy, and up, 3486 sq ft, Mediterranean style with barrel Lowest price 2 Bedroom: $437,544
nature. Seller will pay $5000 towards buyers tile roof. Private Beach access. $1.395,000 The Palms: 2 bdrm/2ba Condo
closing costs. $625,000 IM T|, that is a 10+++
Roof Top Ocean Views 1/2 Block to Ocean Awesome Investment Property This is truly a 10+, Do not miss it! 2Bdrm/
Brand New Construction! 3Bdrm 2Ba Townhome-Great condition! 2-story, 2Ba 2 floor condo with custom
New Construction Town Home 4bdrmi 2Bdrmandl Ba up and Master bdrm down, 1400 cabinets, new sinks and granite in
4.5bath. 3 story w/elevator. 2-car garage' sq ft, currently renting for $900/per month. Take THE BEST BUY ON THE OCEAN
Construction complete in 3 months. High- with or without tenants. $158,900 TH BESIN JAX BEACH!
End Finish Levels Offered at $1.175,000 Raw Vacant Land Available- W. Atlantic Bch. Completely Remodeled w/the finest
Ne- Home in Atlantic Beach Parcel size 150 x 630 Can subivide into 912 finishes. OCEANFRONT SOUTH END
3 Blocks to the Ocean Selma Marina residential lots Duval County. $469,000. CORNER Unit w/wrap around porches!
3-story w/elevator, 6 bdrms, 3 ba, 4200 sq. West Atlantic Beach Bungalow 3 bdrm/2ba, custom cabinets, granite
ft, office, high ceilings, rm for a pool. Lot Awesome Investment $199,000 and much, much more!!! Furnishings
size: 85x 142. Maintenance free: concrete 3 bdrm 2 ba, 1-story, new red oak floors optional. $799,000
block & stucco on 1st level, frame & vinyl throughout, new roof, approx. 1300 SF, lot size Investment Property Multi-family
shake on 2nd & 3rd levels. $1,175,000 60x125. Awesome unobstructed ocean views.
Completely Remodeled Priced to Sell West side of 1st Street, multi-family, 2
Old Atlantic Beach ome I Block to Ocean Priced to Sell t 1 bldgs, corner lot 62.5x85, updated over
Cedar.Shake home w/white picket fence 3BR/2BA, 1389 sf + 2-car garage, built 1992, last 3 yrs $949,000
one-story, huge yard, great condition. $218,000


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Website http://marvin-group.com
Call Joe Floyd 219-7638
FOR SALE
JACKSONVILLE BEACH VISTA DEL MAR
1/1 Oceanfront Condo Furnished 3rd floor facing the courtyard. Pool, clubhouse. $309,000
JACKSONVILLE BEACH OCEANIA
2/2 Oceanfront Condo 1346sq', 4th floor. 264sq' balcony overlooking the beach. $699,000
JACKSONVILLE
1647 Sunnyside Ave. Jacksonville, FL
Near Intracoastal and million $ condos. 3 lots with 2/2 750sq' house (sold as is). $250,000
1647 Bermuda Road, Jacksonville, FL
2/1 house, 940sq; on .14 acres. Near Intracoastal and million $ condos. $175,000
DAYTONA SHORES OCEAN VILLAS
Luxury Oceanfront Condo. 2136sq', 2/2.5 plus den. 436sq' deck, Intracoastal & oceanview. $881,100
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Residential/commercial. 1626sq' in 3 buildings business plus 2 eff. apts. Nr ocean. $799,000
PONTE VEDRA THE FOUNTAINS
2/2 condo, 1260sq'. Ground floor. Pool, Tennis Courts. $199,500
FOR RENT


JACKSONVILLE SAN PABLO CREEK
3/2 house, 1896sq'. Fenced back yard. Lawn maintenance included.
PONTE VEDRA THE FOUNTAINS


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Oceanfront Newer custom built 5BR,
4.5BA, with 4725 SF, views of the ocean
from the east and ICW the west. Office,
formal living and dining, tile and
hardwood floors, pool and spa, screened
lanai with hot tub, and private beach.
$2,750,000
Isle of Palms Former model with 2705
SF and $71,000 in upgrades on
navigable water...just bring your boat!
Family room with fireplace, formal
dining, and deluxe master suite. Two
screened lanais, deck, balcony, dock w/
boat lift. $889,000
South Hampton Water to golf views
compliment this.5BR, 4BA executive
home on the 17th green. Chefs kitchen
with cherry cabinets, island, corian, tile,
3 car garage, screened lanai, two bonus
rooms, comm. pool, priced $25k below
appraisal $750,000 ,
Odoms Mill Lakefront 5BR, 5BA on
culdesac with screened pool/spa, lanai,
bonus room is perfect teenage retreat, in-
law suite, wood and tile floors, corian
counters, formal living and dining, 3 car
garage, comm. pool. $679,000
Ocean Cay Walk to the beach from
this upgraded, light and bright 4BR,
2.5BA with loft, formal.living and dining
roi.m ne-~ carpet and paint tile floors,
>:'.er m.'e.J screened lanal. clt 5 of storage,
c:.mm p,.ol 149c0.511
Pablo Ba \V'h. .a1 i.-. build? This
-IBR, 2BA all brick h,:.ne ready nbw!.
Enjoy relaxing evenings on your covered
lanai overlooking the peaceful lake.
Upgrades include tile, 42 inch cabinets,
open kitchen with island, corian.
$470 000


Fiddlers Marsh If you are looking for a
true Florida home, look no further!
Adorable 3BR, 2BA patio home on
premium cul-de-sac lakefront lot in Ponte
Vedra! Florida room with private lake
views...no backdoor neighbors! Enjoy
nature at its finest with beautiful water
fowl, Egrets, Herons and more! $339,000
Laurel Springs 4BR, 2BA pool home
on beautiful lakefront lot! Upgraded tile,
covered lanai overlooks screened pool,
split bedroom plan, fireplace. Enjoy
entertaining in your spacious pool area,
many upgrades! $345,000
Ibis Point 4BR, 2.5BA w/loft on private
culdesac, lush landscaping, fenced yard,
sprinkler, open kitchen with breakfast bar,
formal dining, designer molding, master
bedroom is down with garden tub, comm.
pool/tennis. $335,000
Jax Beach Updated 4BR. 2BA coquina
home on an oversized I.A 2, acre i 1jusi
blocks to the beach! V.::d tc.loor,. fireplace.
open kitchen, formal dining, large great
room, inside laundry, screened porch, shed,
hot tub with deck. $335,000
Florentine This 3BR, 2.5BA with loft is
only one year old and ready now! Enjoy
peaceful lake views from your open patio,
spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, formal
living and dining, oversized laundry, over
$40k in upgrades! $299,900
HuntersiHaen Hone., cut up the credit
card' Adorahle adfn..f'.rdablk 3BR 2BA
.i, iT nule. [r:, u t l b inr 'Tov n Center'
Spacious floor plan wubh ,ood laminate
.and ile floor. open eat-in kitchen, formal
dining room, and oversized wooden deck
leads to private fenced backyard with
sprinkler and mature trees. $229,000

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RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN SAN JOSE OCEANFRONT 5/5
MLS# 317979 Elegant Italianate MLS# 324511 Atlantic Beach. Granite mansion ,
approximately 1.9 acres on a high bluff for MLS# 324511 Atlantic Beach. Granite &
expansive views, exceptional 5BR/7 full & 2 half travertine countertops, wet bars, bamboo
BA home offers a theatre, river room, htd pool & floors. Large 3rd floor balcony overlooks
spa.. dock w/boat lift, tennis courts, lanai & more. ocean, pool and hot tub. $3,299,000241-2417
$6,475,000 285-1800 AllAMICBEACHILOf
PRESERVE VIEWS IN M4RSIHA4RBOR
NEWPRICE MLS# 306556 Comer lot to build your dream
MIS# 317198 Almost 4,200 SF in this like-new home, 2 blocks to ocean. Walk, bike, roller thru
5BR/5.5BA home w/ library, 2-story LR w/ gas FP, Atlantic Beach. Utilities in place. $539,000 241-
FR, wood floors, spacious screened lanai w/pool, 2417
waterfall & hot tub, 3-car garage & on a deep lot
that backs to the preserve. $899,900 285-1800 OCEANVIEW A1IANIC BEACII
OCE4N 9 WALS BRAND NEW! MLS# 299269 Lovely architecturally designed
MILS# 322532 Fabulous ocean views & only 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath 3500 sf home with wraparound
2 condos perfloor, this 3BRI3BAunit has many
Supgrades including a gourmet kitchen w/ porches, sep suite entrance, artist studio, office,
granite counters, 9' ceilings, 6-inch crown balcony-adj lot available. $1,895,000 241-2417
molding, open floor plan, storage unit, & LAS PAIMAS CONDO!
assigned covered parking. $879,000
285-1800 MLS# 341967 Beautiful 2/2 condo in Las
BOATERS DRE Palmas. Move-in cond. Fantastic amenities.
MIS# 316497 Marina & waterway views from $205,999. 241-2417
2 balconies, 3BR/3.5BA, 2700 SF, upgrades RIVER OAKS LOT PVB
include 18-inch tile, SS appliances, granite,
amazing facilities, boat slip is also available. MLS# 326904 Approx 1/4 acte wooded,
$1,100,000 285-1800 community waterfront observation deck
PONIE VEDRA BE4CI overlooks Guana Preserve. $290,000 241-
MIS#289342 Brick 2-sty 5BR/3BAhomeeast 2417
of AlA! Approx 4400 SF, many upgrades &
amenities, gourmnnet kitchen w/48-inch gas range, 3/2.5 FABULUS HOME
subzero refgeator, master w/over 1000 SF, 6' MLS# 337147 Wonderful 1 story floor plan w/
whirlpool tub, 32x15'pool & short walktobeach, surround sound & many upgrades. Club amenities
Owner/Agent. $1,175,000 285-1800 include pool, exercise room & child area.
PONfE VEDRA CONDO $494,900 241-2417
MIS# 273074 Close to beach, shopping &
schools! Newly renovated 2BR/2BA w/garage, SURROUNDED BY WA1ERI
2nd floor. unit w/ FP, appliances included, lake MLS# 338068 Large 3BR/2.5BA on cul-de-sac
views, gated community/ pool, fitness center,
theatre room, tennis courts & fully equipped in Ponte Vedra screened lanai overlooks lake.
kitchen. $204,900 285-1800 Bonus room, granite counters, light & bright.
QUEENS IIARBOUR GOLF VIEWS $711,000 241-2417
MLS# 316793 Charming & beautifully lATED BEACH COMMUNIlY
maintained home offers golf to harbor views at #3226454BR2.BAhomeonquietlagon
exceptional price, open fir plan,4BR/3BAw/largeMLNU 3226454BR/2.5BA homeon quietlagon
bonus & spacious scmd lanai on lovely wooded inThe Sanctuary. Over 220 SF, tile floors & great
lot w/ room for a pool. $635,000 285-1800 neighborhood. $489,900 241-2417
IFVTON COVE W/WATER-TiMOLFVIEWS! HURRV HOME!
MS# 331646 Light & bright 2BR/2.5BA 2-
story condo, fully furnished & fully equipped MLS# 339212 3500 SF executive home. 4 BR
kitchen, new windows, sliders, HVAC unit, roof + game room. Hardwood floors, tile, granite, 3
& exterior renovations, built-in wine cooler, FL car garage. Preserve lot in gated community.
room, community & club amenities. $389,000 $639,000 241-2417
28 JUT BLO BEAH .QUEENS HARBOUR-I1F VIEW
MLS# 342041 & in Atlantic Beach! This 3BR/ MLS# 336755 One story, 4BR/3BA home on
2BA home offers a great 2loation int tranquil golf course in Queens Harbour. Huge backyard
community, LR/DR combo w/FP, 2-car garage, with customer patio, summer kitchen & outdoor
on wooded cul-de-sac lot. Great price, just fireplace. $629,000 241-2417
$448,000 285-1800 fireplace. $629,000 24-2417
L'RIUM QUEENS HARBOUR-PO HOME
MLS#342031 EastofAlA!Charming3BR/2BA MLS#339718Magnificent4BR/3BApoolhome
w/vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, ceramic tile in on the golf course in Queens Harbour. This
entry,dining&kitchecnw/newpaint&leadedglass Ruttenbrg home has a summer kitchen anda
cabinets, large htd & cooled lanai perfect for FR& Ruttenbeg home has a summer kitchen and a
entertaining, 3rd BR w/wet bar, 2-car garage & on screened enclosure with a hot tub. $789,000
cul-de-sac. $325,000 285-1800 241-2417
IMN COASTAL WATERFROT CONDO NON COMPIEXI
MIS# 339381 New construction! Elegant 3BR/
3,5BA plus study on top floor, 3rd, 2800 SF, MLS#342125 Grounf fr Jax Bch 1/1 condo
elevator, screened porch, garage, all the amenities w/in steps to the ocean. Totally renovated, fully
you could want, in a gated marina community & a furnished. $339,900 241-2417
60' boat slip is also available. $885,000285-1800. OCEAN FOREST BEAU'!I
JAX BEACH CONDO
MIS# 343507 2BR/2BA condo w/ screened MLS# 315805 This 2-story allbrick 3/2.5 home
balcony, lake & fountain views, all appliances with potential for 4th bedroom is. perfect for
convey including washer & dryer, tile floors & entertainingandisloadedw/upgrades. $529,900
berber carpeting, community amenities include 241-2417
pool, hot tub, clubhouse, tennis courts, exercise
room & more. $224,900 285-1800
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PONTE VEDRA/ Sawgrass/ Oakbridge.
Cute, 3/2/2, on lake, park like setting, cul-
de-sac, newly remodeled. $299,000.
(352)634-1805.
Jax Bch 2/2 condo, 1500sf, tile, vaulted
ceil., s/s appl., formal dining, fplc., many
upgrades, less than lyr old, garage.
$255K FSBO. (904)887-2154.
OPEN HOUSE SAT. 10-2.
FSBO, PLANTATION Oaks, JB,
4BR/3.5BA, granite counters thru-out.
Large screened porch. A Must See!
$585,000. (904)536-7007.


806-A 3rd St. Neptune Beach
3/2 in NEW SUBDIVISION:
1700 SF home sits on premier lot
in new subdivision, tons of
upgrades. Built in 2005 $234,900
MARSHFRONT LOT: .99 acre
marshfront lot in small Neptune
,Beach cul-de-sac subdivision
$449,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS: Great
investment opportunity in Vilano
Beach. 3 adjacent lots available for
$2,900,000
GREAT INVESTMENT IN
NEPTUNE BCH: 1900 sf home
sits on two large buildable lots in
desirable Neptune Beach setting.
$499,900
PRICE REDUCTION: 4BR/2BA
all brick home in uiet beach
neighborhood. $484,900
Call Jason Jarrett @
904-591-5917 mobile
904-247-7000 office






COASTAL REALTY
BIKE TO OCEAN!
OFF PENMAN RD.
4BR/2BA w/pool! 2000+sf., new
roof, HVAC, fence, flooring,
windows, garage door. Reduced to
$369,000.
GRAND RESERVE CONDO
2BR/2BA, off Hodges Blvd.- near
JTB- 3rd floor unit. $165,900.
INVESTOR ALERT PVB!
TWO 1BR/ IBA +loft Ponte Vedra
Beach Condos, upgrades including
granite & tile floors, fireplace, custom
lighting, private beach access, tennis,
fitness room. 1 unit currently leased.
$189,900 & $195,900.
15TH AVE. S.
SOUTH JAX BEACH
Key West style cottage, 2BR/1.5BA,
adorable with huge great room,
private backyard, great for
entertaining, Low maintenance
landscaping. $319,900.
2 LOTS EAST OF A1A-PVB
Off Solano Rd. one has small beach
cottage, been remodeled. Take
advantage of golf views or purchase
both for your dream home... Not
many like this! 2BR/2BA beach
cottage, $499,900. Additional lot is
$449,500.
HOME W/POOL
ISLE OF PALMS!
3BR/2BA. Just minutes to ocean,
remodeled kitchen, 2 car garage.
Steps to playground w/tennis courts!
$294,000.

904-241-4447
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JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$410,000080. 249-8637.
SOUTHSIDE 7388 Secret Woods, brick,
3/2/2, 1895sf, $283,500 terms. Independ-
ent Brokers & Associates, 247-4333 or
710-3111.
SOUTHSIDE
2BR/1BA, CH&A, large yard, Florida
room, new flooring, owner will pay closing
costs. 4155 Eve Dr. East. $116,000. Call
545-4002.


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SPECTACULAR MARSHVIEW NEP-
TUNE Beach, 4BR/ 2BA, 2300sf., hard-
wood floors, mint condition, $579,000,
Steve McGuire, 246-9915.
NEPTUNE BEACH, concrete block, large
lot, 4 blocks from ocean. S268,000. 372-
4477.
WEST BEACHES, Pablo Point, 3/2 +loft,
huge lot, all cedar, many upgrades.
$299,000. 631-3029.


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Dock Your Boat
Gorgeous ICWW views. 4BR custom hm with
loads of extras. 2 boat lifts, Xtra garage space. A
must Cl $1,499,000 MLS 336795
Estate Style
Waterfmt, neutral, functional! All upgrds & fea
turs you would ask for! 5BR/4BA hm $1,220,010
MLS 331889



Boater's Joy
Check out the heated pool w/spa, sum/kit, huge
dock w/lift, floating dock, just a short trip to ICW.
$969,900 MLS 335527
New Ocean Park
Condo w-side of 1st St avail 01/07. 3BR/2BA,
1,607 sf on one level w/spacious terrace overlkng
pool $799,000 MLS 339366.



Fabulous! -
Walto ch! 3BR/2 5.A hm blt 2000. Fantastic
bkyd w/extensivedecking & hot tub.S399,900
MLS 339356


The Sanctuaryl
3BR/2BA on tranquil lake, screened porch, and
this home is immunaculate!$398,000 MLS 340877

Newly Renovated
2BR Condos, spacious, upgrades include SS
appinc, granite, plasma TV & much more! 12
units available From $360,000 MLS 326696

Dolphin Cove
Must See PVBI Beautiful home in grt location.
3BR/2BA w/hrdwd firs, opn liv space & spacious
FL rm. $355,000 MLS 337593

S Jax Bch lot
E ofAlA. Wtr, swr, & elec utils incld. Variance
w/7 ft sides & hse pins are incld.
$328,700 MLS 326667
Atlantic Beach
2BR/2BA condo just a short walk to the beach.
Upgraded kit, an also a 3rd room used as an
Office $295,000 MLS 343487
Charming
Beach Thim just a short walk to bch Cozy frplc,
private bkyrs & decks up & down to watch sun-
sets! $264,000 MLS 304824


Great Starter hm
Or investment, with a lot of improvements.
Large (24x11) scrd patio. Very nice condi-
tion. $228,500 MLS 310696

Best Beach Buy
Location plus just a short walk to beach.
Close to everything, just like new! $219,90(
MLS 333556

Immaculate!
3BR/2BA with & new carpet, fresh paint in
& out, tile & appliances. This hm is ready
for you know! $193,900 MLS 336320

Resort Style
Gorgeous condo w/loft at desirable Ocean
Grove in P.V. Bch, loaded w/upgrades, widt
amenities plus.$184,900 MLS 342969

Convenient
Upgrd condo awaits you w/granite cntrs,
tiled liv areas, sunny pcl w/privt vws. En-
joy many amenities $179,900 MLS 338865
Great Value in PV
T'home, Great investment opportunity. One
of the lowest priced units that is over 1100
.sq. ft. $162,500 MLS 336009


NEAR GAINESVILLE lake view home on
5 acres, 4/3, 2950sf, built 2002, $469,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
247-4333 or 710-3111.
PONTE VEDRA- Sawgrass East,
3BR/2.5BA, beautifully renovated, (2004)
two-story townhome. All counters stone.
Hardwood and tile 1st fir. $539k.
(904)476-0074.
LUXURY TOWN HOME
9745 TOUCHTON RD UNIT 126
Gorgeous two story condo 2BR/2BA.
features granite countertops, oversized
microwave, and washer/dryer. Fully
equipped clubhouse with tennis and
basketball courts. $194,500 MLS 318903
NEWLY REMODELED
2107 FAIRWAY VILLAS LN S
Fantastic 2BR/2BA home, with a great golf
course view. Oversized shower and big
storage shed. A steal at the beach. Very nice
home for a very good price. LOOK NOW!
$194,900 MLS 333205
SOUTHSIDE CONDO
9745 TOUCHTON RD UNIT 1826
Beautiful 2BR/2BA two story town home.
Features stainless steel appliances, 42"
cabinets, ceramic tile and screened porch,.
Mediterranean style. Fabulous clubhouse,
tennis and basketball courts, fitness center,
pool, sauna, and hot tub. A great buy!
$204,000 MLS 314435
BEAUTIFUL CONDO!
221 COLIMA ST
2BR/2BA in Ponte Vedra Beach. One car
garage with workshop space. All stainless
I/.. A appliances. Tumbled stone counter
i .. in kitchen and bath, 18-inch ceramic
tile throughout living area and porch.
American home shield warranty offered by
seller. $223,950 MLS 325561
CORNER LOT!
12145 TRIMLAWN LANE
3BR/2BA home on comer lot. This home
boasts the privacy of two cul de sacs. Two c
car garage. All appliances stay. New tile in
kitchen, breakfast area, and master bath.
Lovely wood burning fireplace.
j $229,900 MLS 336609
SPACIOUS TOWN HOME!
11039 CASTLEMAIN CR E
( Wonderful 3BR/2.5BA town home.
tDesirable Gate Parkway area. Two car
garage. Tile in kitchen, entry, and dining
room. Washer and dryer included. Many
upgrades! $259,900 MLS 340901
REMODELED!
o 120 SAND CASTLE WAY
IAbsolutely stunning 3BR/2.5BA home.
Totally remodeled from top to bottom with
large side yard and paved patio in back.
SNew maple kitchen, cabinets, and stainless
Steel appliances. Built in entertainment
cabinet. All new light and bath fixtures.
SFabulous master bath. $295,900 MLS
S314749
FERNANDINA BEACH
2478A FIRST AVE
Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA town home.e
Wonderful Ocean views with a three sixty
island view from roof top deck. Outside
shower. Very nice kitchen with breakfast
bar. Additional rooms include: balcony,
Great room, storage room, and laundry
utility inside. $314,000 MLS 337028
LIVE IN LUXURY
8646 REEDY BRANCH DR.
pool, lanai, video surveillance and intercom
security troughout the house. Great garden
tub and wood floors throughout. A must
see! $379,000 MLS 342344
FANTASTIC DUPLEX!
S220 MARGARET ST
Great 4BR/2BA duplex or convert into a
family home with mother in law suite. Two
blocks from the ocean. Wood floors and
screened porches with a two car garage.
$449,995 MLS 321464
IBIS POINT
14021 SPOONBILL ST N
5BR/3BA,home on preserve lot, three car
garage, huge master suite, loft area.


beach and downtown. $530,000 MLS
3401762
MARSHSIDE
656 MARSHVIEW DR
Delightful 5BR/3.5BA family home with
a three way split BR plan. Family room
with fireplace, separate living and dining
rooms. Enjoy the screen lanai overlooking
the private wooded lot. Bring your canoe
or kayak to launch from your backyard.
S$574,900 MLS 331124
ODOMS MILL
228 ODOMS MILL BLVD
Beautiful 5BR/4BA spacious brick home
in PVB on preserve lot. Extra large dining
room. Huge great room with wet bar and
sliding glass wall out to enclosed family
room overlooking preserve. Lots of storage
/ in garage and laundry room. Great buy!
$599,000 MLS 309764
NAVIGABLE WATER FRONT
S 4377 PORT ARTHUR
Fabulous 4BR/2.5BA home across from
Mayo. Boat lovers dream! Great views of
water. Floating dock and a 12,000 pound
boat lift. Huge kitchen and Florida room.
Wonderful for entertaining. $829,500
MLS 339677
BEACH BUNGALOW
S174 15TH ST
Cute 3BR/2BA home sold as is on two
separate building lot. Three houses from
the ocean. Gorgeous remodeled end unit.
Large side yard, paved patio and two car
garage. Wall to wall carpet and great room.
$1,150,000 MLS 316675




Atlantic Beach
Watson Office
(904) 249-3804


I BUY Houses. Best prices paid. Call John
904-472-3070.


PV, 2/2, fireplace, screened patio over-
looking lake. $214,900. Vanguard Realty
(904)463-7343.
COZY CONDO in PVB, FL $249,900.
View Infotube Ad No. 154740. A MUST
SEE! 2BR/2BA in quiet cul-de-sac, fully
remodeled w/tile, new carpet, huge
screened-in patio overlooking lake, new
kitchen cabinets, appliances, fireplace &
private entry garage w/plenty of storage
space. Full access to pool, tennis courts, 3
blocks from the ocean. Call 707-7986 or
334-4651.
OCEANFRONT
PELICAN Point $730k, LandMark $950k,
WaterMark $996k. Call Renee L. Baron,
Inc. for a tour (904) 242-2821.
WATERFRONT ICW condo (towfihome)
w/40'+ dock, large 2BR/2.5BA, all tile
downstairs w/wet bar; clubhouse w/pool;
low monthly fees. Will sacrifice for
$340,000. Ask about free 26' boat. Call
247-9244 or 651-6748.


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OCEANVIEW 3/2. Great views from most
rooms. Ceramic tile, two & balconies.
$429,900. Open house Sat.& Sun. Con-
sider lease/ purchase. Vanguard Realty
463-7343.
PVB- 1BR/1BA, 550sf, tiled, ground floor,
.gated, golf course view; $135,900.
285-6325.
MUST SELL! New. $209K. 2BR/2BA,
downstairs. Appliances iricluded, garage,
new carpet & tile. Bike to beach.
(904)249-7501.

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IN JAX BEACH
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms available:
VILLAS AT MARSH LANDING LOWEST PRICED GROUND
FLOOR 1 bedroom w/GARAGE. Marsh views from Ig screened
lanai.. Gated, pool, clubhouse, boat parking. MLS# 324495
$149,900. OBO.
VILLAS AT MARSH LANDING 3/2 for the price of a 2/2
WOODED VIEWS from your lanai. 3/2 with 18" tiles and berber
carpet. Gated, garage, Pool/ clubhouse. MLS#34447
_REDUCED $219,900
OCEANS, EDGE .- 2/2, condo, granite,, tile, concrete blo.aocl
Clubhouse w/infinity pool. 1 block to the beach, 1 block to
shopping. MLS# 307553 $438,800 Bldg C #32

IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH
THE COLONY WALK to the BEACH. 2 bedroom. Beautiful
ground floor with wooded views. Wood floors, tile, fireplace,
crown moulding. GARAGE. MLS# 326635 $229,900 OBO

BEST BUYS ON THE SOUTHSIDE
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms available:
STONEBRIDGE LARGEST 3bdrm with 2 master suites. 1408
SF, tile, screened lanai, roomy & bright. CARPORT. MLS#
327334 $164,800.

STONEBRIDGE CARPORT with condo, 3/2 top floor, no
one above end unit. New carpet, fresh paint, ready for move
in. A* cond. Gated community. MLS#300731 $156,900


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386-5800


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234-9997


For More Info:
Call Cara Doud
571-2612 or
Tom Gibbon

566-6501


SELVA LINKSIDE CHARMER

Awesome 3bd/2ba with granite, hardwoods, fresh
paint inside & out, and the perfect location! Bike
to the beach or Town Center! Or simply relax by
the cozy fireplace the choice is yours..

Seller to pay closing costs
w/ accepted offer!

Hurry, it won't last at this price! $380,000

No Open House this weekend. We are available
for personal tours. For a sneak peek, visit:
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Eclectic A.B. Opportunity
Beachy, fun home, huge 85x 135 lot, 3 blks to bch! Such rustic person-
ality & possibilities for expansion! 3/ 2, inviting LR/DR, gorgeous wood
firs. Giant Mex. tiled Gameroom, beautiful 10th St., surrounded by
magnificent million $ new constructions. $684,000.
Nept.Beachside Elegance
Adorable 3BR gem, I home off oceanfront on corner lot! Vintage
charm, wood firs. throughout, large rooms! Sunny FL Rm invites sun-
shine in, huge brick f-place w/ cool log bin. Perfect bch. retreat! It's a
treasure! $849,000.
Lora St, Nept.-Fully Redone
Perfect home, just 4 blks to breaking waves! Totally remodeled, in &
out! Solid conc. blk., 3BR plus Office, oversized 72x 125 lot w/ room to
grow! Stunning silestone/ss kit, Italian tiled main rooms, designer de-
tails. Prof. landscaped, easy stroll to "corner." $459,000.
S.Jax. Bch.Value
Comfortable 3/3 just 5 blks to water's edge. Handsome wd. firs. dwn,
versatile Bonus up, all appliances stay, fully fenced, quiet location next
to private easement. Motivated owner is ready to go! Short walk to
Seabreeze Elem. & super restaurants. $412,000.
Immaculate South Jax. Bch.Townhome
Better than new 3BR 2.5BA, perfect condition,-2 yrs old! Barely
lived in, 2212 s.f. of casual living. Open-plan GR/DR/Kit, high ceils ideal
for entertaining! Granite/ss kit, Priv. MBR offers a "beach-peak" cov-
ered balcony. Just delightful! $423,000.
Sharp P.V. Executive Gem
Lovely 4/3.5 gem, 3 yrs. new! Plantation shutters, elegant M. Suite,
ideal guest suite dwn. Huge GR/Kit combo. High ceilings, stately foyer,
quality details. E. of AIA for easy beachwalks in A+ school district.
Seller is so ready! $590,000.
PonteVedra Patio Delight
Crisp, waterfront 2BR 2BA on large lake, enjoys amazing wildlife &
serenity. High ceilings in GR/DR/Kit, Peaceful water views, brand new
hardiboard exterior, large 2 car garage, convenient indoor utility room.
All appliances convey. $319,950


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Get away from it all when you come home to this 2BR/2BA PVB condo. Living
this close to grocery, restaurants, & more you can leave your car parked on weekends.
Gated, pool, fitness center. Seller paying 1 year condo fees for you! $195,000.

Peace & quite is yours! 3BR/2BA w/garage, end unit, no one above you, water &
wooded views. Incl. washer/dryer & kitchen appliances, screened lanai. Gated, fitness,
pool, hot tub, boat/RV storage. $255,000.


Listen to the ocean from your balcony at this 2BR/2BA condo in quaint
Atlantic Beach. Renovated with new kitchen & baths. Only 1/2 block to the ocean.
Community pool. Mo. fee includes water/sewer. $3 10,000.


1BR, 2BR, and 3BR condos in new Ocean's Edge community east of A1A in
South Jax Beach. Brand new & beautiful! Elegant clubhouse, pool, fitness center.
From low $300,000's Call for pricing and availability.


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MUST SEE!
1997 Fleetwood Weston, 14x70,
3BR/2BA, excellent condition, fully loaded,
tilt storm windows, vinyl siding. New stove,
fridge, washer/ dryer included. 8x10 wood
shed professionally built w/hurricane
straps. Well maintained corner lot. Call
(904)821-9968 before 7pm. $16,000 OBO.
Taking offers.


ST JOHNS Bluff/ Beach Blvd. Condo
warehouse for sale, 2400sf. $220,000.
Call 246-1152.

BEACHES OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE,
2800sf., $2800/mo includes utilities. Call
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Lease Space Available
Heritage Bank Building

3,000 square feet of prime ground floor space located on
A IA and CR 210 (Across from the.PonteVedra Post Office).
High visibility location with ample parking spaces.
Availability for occupancy on January 1, 2007.
Interested parties should call 280-5655
and ask for Jim Strickland or Greg Totten.


NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach. Best
area, quiet, safe, residential neighbor-
hood. 2BR/1BA lower duplex. New paint,
CH&A, W/D included. No smoking. Small
pet considered. $950/mo., lease deposit.
993-1118.

JAX BCH- 116 13th Ave N., downstairs,
1/2 blk to bch, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, $995/mo,
+dep. Avail April '07. (904)472-3699.
BEACHFRONT 1BR/ 1BA, 108 Orange
St, Nep Bch, downstairs, $1050/mo. incl.
until. (661.)803-6275.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
NORTH JAX Beach. Efficiency, $495/mo.
1 BR, $595/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. 249-5368.
NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 blks to ocean, gar. Downstairs,
$1300/mo. Upstairs- cathedral ceilings,
frplc., $1700/mo. (904)993-9191.
1 1/2 blocks to ocean. 172 1st Ave. S.
1BR 1BA, CH/A, $725/mo. No pets.
891-0606.
ATLANTIC BCH 2BR/1.5BA Townhome.
$800/mo. +$800 security dep. Avail
1/14/07, 241-8508.

JAX BEACH, East of 3rd, 985-B 2nd
Street South, 2BR/1BA, washer/ dryer,
$875/mo. VIP Realty 962-6190.

PVB
Ocean Grove Condo, 1/1, ground
floor. $850/mo.
PVB SEASIDE
Fabulous 4/2, pool, $2200, 2300 SF
MARSH LANDING
The Palms, 2/2, $1095 includes
cable, 1100 SF
210 & 195
2/2.5, 1300 SF, Brand new $1100
OAK LEAF PLANTATION
3 & 4 BR $1200-$1350
SOUTHSIDE
Near UNF 3/2, 1400 SF $1295


JAX BEACH 3/1, upstairs, 2 blocks ocean,
CH&A, $995/mo +$500 dep. Includes
washer/ dryer & water. Military/Senior dis-
count. 1204 2nd St South. 708-0731.

S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733-3730.

NEPTUNE BEACH. 2BR/1 BA, CH&A, 2nd
floor. Large deck, 1 block to beach.
$1050/mo. includes water. 241-0897.

JAX BCH efficiency apt., $650/mo./
$650/dep. 1BR apt., $750/mo/ $750/dep.
7-12 mos. lease. Sea Villa, 920 2nd St. N.
294-7163.



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PROPERTIES

Jax Beach
2BR/2BA condo, Flagler Crossing,
2 blocks from ocean, tile & carpet
$1150/mo
Mayport
2BR/2BA TH, Mayport Landing,
$750 $795/mo.
3BR/2BA, Mayport Landing,
new carpet, new appliances
$795/mo.
3/2 H, Hidden Cove, 2 car garage on
pond, freshly painted, 1500 SF -
$1195/mo
+ 2/2 Condo, Deerfield Lakes, nice unit,
pool, W/D hookup $800/mbo
Neptune Beach
+ 3BR/1.5BAApt, Across from Ocean.
Wood floors water included. Ocean
views! $1400/mo
eWE NEED RENTALS .
,1111 Callus for,,, ..........
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322


WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH/A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf. 1320 4th St. S.,
Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo, $825/sec.
dep. (904)343-9908.
JAX BEACH townhouse, 636 9th Ave.
So., 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen equipped,
WDHU, fenced yard. No pets. $900/mo.
+$500 deposit. (904)221-5833.
BEACHES! PVB 1, 2, & 3BR with ocean
views, from $800/mo., 233-4545.
OCEANFRONT
LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206.


ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1 BR
garage apartment, 398-5020.
JAX BEACH, 2/1, downstairs, CH&A,
WDHU, 7 blocks ocean. $850/mo +$500
deposit, military/ senior discount. 716 2nd
Ave Nort,. 708-0731
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
536 BEACH AVE., Atlantic Beach, 1BR,
WDHU, $750/mo., Deposit required. Pets
considered,612-8080.
ATLANTIC BCH townhome. 3/2, new car-
pet, new bathrooms, $1100/mo. 249-8614.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1 BR/1 BA. $685/mo (904)891-0606.
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JAX BEACH 2/1, $895/mo +dep.(will work
2BR/1BA, close to beach, CH&A, WDHU, with deposit). Walk to beach. 115 .18th
808 1st St S., JB. Apt 2.888-259-0783. Ave. N., Unit-B. (904)759-5359.


2BR/2BA AT The Palms in Jax Beach,
great amenities, recently remodeled, ga-
rage. Small pets OK. $1050/mo.
553-8634.


JAX BEACH.1BR/1BA Apt. 119 5th Ave.
So. Pool, off street parking, across street
from beach, hardwood floors/ carpeting.
$850/mo. (904)273-5206.


ATTENTION RENTERS

We have OCEANFRONT properties as well

As properties from Mayport to Ponte Vedra,

All with PHOTOS Visible at our Web Site:'

4BeachesRealty.com or caln:

4-Beaches Realty at: 904/249-3077
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ATL BCH, 2/1, carport, w/ WD/HU,
1000sf, large fenced yard, open floor plan,
lawn service, $950/mo., TDO Manage-
ment Services, 246-1125.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, 1400sf;
corner unit; well kept townhouse, W/D,
screened porch faces nature; $1425/mo.;
241-5221.
PVB- SAWMILL Lakes, 3/2 all tile, up-
grades, $1700/mo. JH Finders 536-2349.

W'BEACHES. IBIS Point, 3/3 w/office,
2400sf, GR w/fireplace, LR, DR, ElK, cov-
ered patio, sprinkler system, water soften-
er, $1575/mo. TDO Management Serv-
ices, 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH Beach cottage,
3BR/den, 1.5BA, hardwood, carpet & tile
floors, ceiling fans, large fenced backyard
w/deck. 5 blocks to beach, 1 year lease,
260 Belvedere St., $1200/mo. Call 246-
8294, 571-1769.
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/2BA, large yard, car
port, walk to beach, includes washer/ dry-
er. $1299/mo. 285-2952.


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JAX BEACH, 2BR townhouse, near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU, new carpet. No
pets. $950/mo. +$500/dep. 246-3130.
GARDEN APARTMENT, 1/2 block to
ocean, 2BR/2BA, all tile floors. $800/mo.
+$800/dep. Small pet ok. 334-7807
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR/1BA, $825/mo.
+month deposit, water included, block &
half to ocean. Available Feb.1, 463-0222
or 249-3419.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome,
2BR/2BA, bonus room, covered patio,
CH&A, WDHU. 1239 Mayport Landing Dr.
$790/mo, $700 deposit. 280-2728. leave
message.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 174 1st Ave. S.
2BR 1BA, CH/A, no pets, $825/mo.
891-0606.
JAX BCH, 428 7th Ave. N. 2/1, CH/A, gas
stove, $875/mo. $35 credit fee. Call
864-2770.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 706 Cavalla Rd.
2BR/1.5BA, WDHU, enclosed porch.
$775/mo. +$775/dep. 514-8761.
PONTE VEDRA Townhouse 2/2, includes
washer/ dryer, screened in porch, lake
view. $1300/mo. 571-5517.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome 2/2, end
unit, CH&A, tile floor, 1177 Songbird Lane,
$825/mo. 280-2728 leave message.
LARGE EFFICIENCY Apartment, excel-
lent location, 2 blocks to Ocean, very
clean. No pets. $575/mo. 642-1214 or
241-1219.


PVB/ SOLANO Cay, 3/2, two stories,
jacuzzi, 1600sqft., $1550/mo., JH Finders,
536-2349.
JAX BEACH 3BR/1.5BA, approx 2000sf,
double carport, fenced in back yard,
8 blocks to ocean. 834 16th Ave N.
$1500/mo +$1000 security deposit.
874-2525.
JAX BEACH, 3+BR/4BA, remodeled,
charming old Florida style home, pool, off
street parking, across street from beach/
park, 115 5th Ave. So., $3200/mo.,
(904)273-5206.
N. JAX Bch, 4BR 1.5BA, newly remod-
eled, fenced backyard, garage plus shed.
Great neighborhood. $1200/mo.
241-4630.

OCEAN CAY, 3/2, ref. rig./ wash/ dry,
lawn maint., $2200/mo, 477-3183.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1212 15th Ave.
No., $1200/mo., 710-2600, 534-3411.
NICE 2BR/1BA townhouse flat. Large
kitchen/ appliances, ceramic tile. Lots of
closets. Close to beaches & Mayport. 66
West 5th St., AB, $950/mo, 465-2163.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 219 Cherry St., 1
block to ocean. 2 story beach home.
3BR/2BA+ 1BR/1BA guest cottage. Flori-
da room w/fireplace, office/ bonus room,
large patio, appliances, WDHU, garage
$2150/mo. 246-7792, 210-8002.

JAX BEACH, 421 17th Ave. N. 3BR/1BA,
FR w/fireplace, carport, screened porch.
$1100/mo. +$500/dep. No smoking.
543-9749, 504-9200.
NEPTUNE BEACH house, 3BR/2BA.
1270sf. CH&A. New bathroom. Large
fenced yard. Nice neighborhood.
$1250/mo +deposit. 524 Oceanwood Dr.
So. Call 629-9254.

SOLANO WOODS, 3/2, 1600sf, BR
w/wood floors, ceramic tile throughout,
open I;ichen with eat-in area, screened
patio, 1600 mo TDO Management Serv-,
i:e- 16-1125 '

W/ BEACHES, Ibis Point, 3/2, LR/ DR/
Greatroom w/fplace, new carpet, ceramic
tile, sunroom, fenced yard, lawn service,
sprinkler system. $1650/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.

ATLANTIC BEACH, gorgeous 3/2. No
pets. No smokers. $1000/mo. +security,
755-4038.
OAK HARBOR 3BR/1.5BA, CH&A,
fenced, screen porch, 2471 Spokane Ave.
East, $995/mo +dep. No pets. Available
1/25/07. 242-0544.
OAK HARBOR, 3/2, CH&A, WDHU, re-
modeled kitchen, $1050Jmo + deposit.
249-3214 or 945-3303.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1450sf., 1212
15th Ave. N., 12 blocks to beach, close to
Fletcher HS, Florida room, large kitchen,
W/D; fenced yard:. $1250/mo. 710-2600,
534-3411.

3BR/1BA, 8 blocks to ocean, CH&A,
WDHU w/large separate utility shed.,
fenced backyard w/tiki bar, BBQ pit. Must
see to appreciate! 820 3rd Ave. S., JB.
$850/mo. +dep. Must pass credit check.
Donnie 992-0088, 246-3690, 333-1822.

ATLANTIC BEACH, East of Mayport.
Large 2BR/2.5BA, 6 blocks to beach, 2car
garage, fenced yard, exc. condition.
1275/mo. (904)249-1098.
3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. 571-9248.
ST. JOHNS Forest, 4/3/3. Gated commun-
ity. Tons of amenities. New, great family
home, exc. schools, cul-de-sac, Great
deal. $1600/mo. Melinda (415)302-0514.
JAX BEACH Townhouse, 3BR/2.5BA,
1607sf., built in '05. Tons of upgrades.
7 blocks to ocean. 1086 7th St. S.
$1799/mo. Forrest Taylor, Keller Williams.
(904)626-6456.

N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1BA, remodeled,
granite, new appliances, tile floors, fenced
yard. 7 blocks to beach. $1250/mo. :
(904)249-1098.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1200sqft.,3/2 split
floor plan, makes for great roommate liv-
ing. 2 driveways and front entries, newly
remodeled, $1500/mo., deposit and utilit-
ies extra, small pet considered w/ deposit.
Call 237-6655 or 514-6092.

DANFORTH NEIGHBORHOOD, 3695
Eagle Ridge Drive. 4BR/2.5BA, 2000sf.
$1495/mo. 241-RENT or 733-3730.

JAX BEACH, Newly renovated.
3BR/1.5BA, 4.5 blocks to ocean,
$1500/mo, +$700 dep. 372-4477.


A;- #;- % i BEACH RENTALS .E%5d 5p

Unfurnished Homes 131 Magnolia NB 2BR/1BA, ground floor Kensington StAug 4BR/3BA, new home, all
< Serena Point JB 3BR/3BA, new top floor large duplex, plus den, less than block to bch. tiled and upgraded, 3 car garage, patio, comm.
condo, direct oceanfront views, amenities, $1000/mo. pool. $2200/mo.
garage. $3000/mo. taosl West Unfurnished Condos
Z Oceanside 932 JB 3BR/3.5BA, condo has Palms at Marsh Landing JB
Z luxurious features, ocean porch, sunset porch, Bishop's Court Hodges Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
garage. $2800/mo. End units w/views, all appliances, amenities. IBR/IBA. 3rd floor with garage. $925/mo.
430 9th Avenue N. JB 3BR/2.5BA, two 1BR/1BA, ground floor. $850/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor. $1000/mo. $2
story home w/pool, fenced yard, hardwood 1BR/1BA, ground floor. $865/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor, top/end unit, vaulted
floors, 2 car garage. $2295/mo. Overlook Southside 2BR/2BA, ground ceilings. $1050/mo.
North Shore JB 3BR/2BA, brand new floor w/new carpet & paint, upgrades, Belleza- PV 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor top/end unit,
construction w/incredible ocean views, amenities. $975/mo. fireplace, vaulted ceilings, all upgraded. O
upgrades, garage, amenities. $2000/mo. Avanti Kernan 2BR/2BA, ground floor $1000/mo.
Pablo Beach South JB 3BR/3.5BA, three condo, upgraded, screened porch, w/private Ocean Links PV Y
story townhouse w/ocean views, balconies, water view. $1000/mo. 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/fireplace, screened
Sattached garage. $1900/mo. IL Vllagio Southside 2BR/2.5BA two story porch, amenities. $1100/mo
Oakbridge at Sawgrass PV condo w/upgrades throughout, screened porch, Jardin De Mer JB
S4BR/2BA, home has screened lanai on amenities. $1200/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor condo wall the upgrades,
lagoon, 2 car garage, comm. pool. $1550/mo r i bc $1150/mo
o Solano Cay PV 3BR/2.5BA, two story Brightwater Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end garage, fireplace, balcony. $1150/mo.
0 home, tile floors, two car garage, comm. pool. unit townhouse, screened porch, attached Villas at Marsh Landing JB
^ $1500/mo. garage, club pool. $1250/mo. 3BR/2BA, ground floor end unit, screened porch,
amenities. $1200/mo.
The Fountains PV 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy
w/wood floors,new carpet, enclosed tiled 3BR/2BA, newer top floor condo, porch,
porch, lots of upgrades. $1250/mo. elevator, amenities, carport. $1290/mo REMAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE A
The Courtyards Mayport of AB Windsor Parke Hodges 3BR/2.5BA, two Shannon Smith
3BR/2o5BArre-ategesdatew(904) 285-5640
3BR/2.5BA, private, updated unit story home w/deck, fireplace, enclosed porch, (904) 285-5640
w/garage, patio, balcony, overlooks lagoon. fenced backyard. $1995/mo. www.rentthebeaches.com
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PVB, 3/2 immaculate home, garage,
fenced back yard, screened porch, water-
front, quiet neighborhood, $1300/mo,
315-6558.
BEACH COTTAGE, 1/2 block to ocean.
$980/mo. +$700/dep. 1 BR/1 BA, hardwood
& tile, W/D, dishwasher, .small pet ok
w/pet deposit. 334-7807.
ATLANTIC BEACH, beautiful, large
2BR/2.5BA townhome, 5 blocks to beach,
fireplace, WD, $1150/mo. (904)742-6423.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 3.5BR/ 2BA,
everything new, ceramic tile throughout,
marsh view. 2979 Bayshore Dr., Mayport
Landing. Must see! $1100/mo. 465-2163.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood L. floors, fenced
yard, quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo.
Lawn service incl. Call 476-5071 for an
appt.
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1250/mo + deposit,
614-5278.
PVB, 2 extremely clean 3BR homes avail-
able. $1550/mo and $1750/mo. 285-6551,
614-8440.

ATLANTIC BEACH
OLD ATLANTIC BEACH
2/1 house, 1 car garage, $950/mo.
3/2, 1005sf, $850/mo.
2/1.5 townhome, $850/mo.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
SO. JAX BEACH
2/1 duplex, $1195/mo.
CONSTITUTION COVE
3/2, 1 car gar., 1700sf, $1495/mo.
ICW
WYNNFIELD LAKES
4/2, $1795/mo.
VILLAS AT CROSS CREEK
3/2, 2 car garage, $995/mo.
DRAYTON PLACE
3/2, 2 car garage, $1395/mo.
includes yard service.
EAGLES CREEK
3/2, 1450sf, $1175/mo.
HARBOR SPRINGS
4/2, 1774sf, $1275/mo.
HIGHLAND GLENN
4/4, 2800sf, $2495/mo.
SUTTON LAKES
4/2.5, $1575/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., 2000sf, $1395/mo.
KERNAN FOREST
3 units, 2/2 & one 3/2
from $990- $1250/mo.
DANFORTH
4/2, 2 car gar., 1990sf, $1525/mo.
SOUTHSIDE
IRONWOOD
4/2.5, $1950/mo.
SUMMER TREE
3/2, 2 car gar., $950/mo.
SONOMA SOUTHSIDE
3/2, 1'310sf, $1395/mo.
ARLINGTON
MERRILL PINES
2/2, $895/mo.
NORTH JACKSONVILLE
Nine 3 & 4 bedroom houses
Priced from $1095/mo to $1825/mo.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 227 North St.,
3BR/3BA, 1930s beach house; 1 block
from ocean w/large yard; $1850/mo. Im-
maculate condition; awesome opportunity.
Owner will lease to own flexible. 233-
2151 &/or 571-1213

W. ATLANTIC BCH Duplex, 2BR/1.5BA,
$850/mo. East Coast Realty, 962-7766.
BEAUTIFUL ATL. Bch. 2BR/2BA, WDHU,
fireplace, fenced yard, 3 blocks to ocean.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423.
SAWGRASS- TPC, 3BR/2BA. All new
renovations. Screened lanai, comm. pool,
park. $1325/mo. 537-4083, 728-6577


PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
ces, washer/dryer, many amenities.
$950/mo. 472-0914.
AB, 3BR/2BA, furnished, ground floor,
pool. $1400/mo. No pets. (904)608-4325.
OCEANFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, fully fur-
nished/ unfurnished. Available immediate-
ly. Long-term lease. 465-4101.
JAX BEACH- Immaculate 3BR/2BA unit in
the Palms, ground floor, lakeview unit. Fit-
ness center, pools, tanning, tennis, club-
house, & more! $1200/mo. 904-372-9222.
Broker. .
OCEANFRONT FURNISHED 2/2, pool,
consider lease option. $1750/mo.
463-7343.
3/2 JAX Bch, gated community with pool,
open floor plan, spacious closets, his/ her
sinks, beautiful views of marsh. $1250/mo.
6 months lease. Call 407-896-9405.
2BR/ 2BA, ground floor, gated community.
5 star living. $925/mo. Call Steve Macri,
Country Club Real Estate (904)662-9015.
SUMMER HOUSE, 1BR/1BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED exclusive
adult condo community in Atlantic Beach.
1BR/1BA, ground floor, covered parking,
pool, 55 and over. $1000/month includes
water & cable. Must see! 571-5517.
SUMMER HOUSE, 1BR/1BA 5 star amen-
ities in PVB. $800/mo. All appliances in-
cluded. Call (904)318-1880.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near Base. 2BR/
1.5BA, 2-story, freshly painted, new tile,
fireplace, fenced backyard, W/D.
$925/mo. (904)806-2516.
SERENE MARSHVIEWS from New Medi-
terranean 3/3, 2100sf condo. Kitchen
w/granite, stainless steel appliances & 42"
cabinets. Oversized rooms, large closets,
huge screened lanai & peaceful views. 1 st
floor w/backyard. All appliances included.
Garage w/storage. Intracoastal waterfront,
gated community w/pool & fitness center.
Minutes to Beach/ Southside for easy
commute to work, malls & restaurants.
Dock space also available., $1895/mo.,
(904)881-0895.


JAX BEACH, 1BR/1BA very nice condo,
tiled floors, washer/ dryer, all appliances,
$900/mo. (904)434-0894.
JAX BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1500sf w/garage.
Jardin de Mer, vaulted ceilings, like new.
$1500/mo. +deposit. No pets. Avail 2/1,
Call Jeff 613-1580.
EXCLUSIVE MIRAVISTA, Atlantic Blvd @
the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. w/marina view. Re-
sort style living. $2450/mo. Includes 1-car
garage, water, sewer, cable, pool, spa,
clubhouse, health club. Marina Walk, gat-
ed communityMarsh and marina views.
40' boat slip available. Call 463-2845.



OCEANFRONT 1 OR 2BR, weekly/.
monthly, pool, 463-7343.
OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
OCEANFRONT CONDOS & Beach
homes. Weekly/monthly. Visit us at:
jaxbeachrental.com or 535-3911 or
535-3828.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com


LOOKING FOR roommate to share new
condo. Must be clean, neat. 1/3 rent, utilit-
ies, & fees, 463-2845.
CLEAN, QUIET, alcohol/ drug free room,
furnished/ unfurnished, $400, 333-2624.
PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL wants
roommate to share nice house in quiet
neighborhood in Atlantic Beach. 3BR/2BA.
$700 plus half utilities. 219-4307.
TWO ROOMMATES needed, have house
in PVB, 6 mo. lease, 233-4097.
JAX BEACH. Teriffic 3BR/2BA spacious
home. Near Ocean. $600/mo. 247-8913.


LOST CAT
Missing since 12/22/06, lost in 1200 block
6th Ave. N. "Woody" is a white male cat
with black patches on his back & black
ears, nose and tail. He is neutered and
has current rabies shots. REWARD
OFFERED! Please call 241-4344. He is
much loved and missed.1
FOUND DOG on Christmas Day in Atlan-
tic Beach near Mayport Rd. Call 904-716-
2647 for more info.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
FOUND BLACK lab mix in Neptune
Beach. Great personality. No collar. 241-
3443


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


DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE! Uncon-
tested divorce papers. Without Kids (while
you wait) With kids (a little longer) Since
1981/ by appt. only (904)641-2187.


BRAND NEW 3/2 Condo at oceans Edge ATLANTIC BCH rental. Looking for 2
BRAND NEW 3/2 Condo at Oceans Edge roommates $850/mo each. includes elec-
in Jax Beach. Fantastic location, fabulous tric & water. Phone & cable not included.
amenities. $1650/mo. No pets. 553-8634. Avail 1/01/07 200-8977.


HODGES BLVD. Gorgeous condo for rent
in a preserved area; 1BR/1BA +loft,
1100sf, W/D, fireplace, five star com-
munity, $950/mo. Special for January.
(904)254-2530
AAAH BEAUTY ocean front luxury 2/2,
$1775/mo. Available 12/15, 1-800-758-
7658.
SAWGRASS BEACH Club Villa, 1/1, fur-
nished $1300/mo., (weekly $800)
285-2808.
JAX BEACH Oceans Edge Condo. Brand
new 1/1 & 2/2, granite kitchen, assign
parking, resort style pool, summer kitchen,
fitness center, clubhouse and more. Start-
ing at $1200/mo. Call Kathryn for details
509-1039.
JAX BCH, 2/2, 2 blocks from ocean,
oceanview, washer/ dryer incl. $1300/mo.
Call 254-5033.
PONTE VEDRA, Spacious 2BR/2BA,
2 story corner unit w/fireplace, W/D. Newly
renovated. $1100/mo. +electric. 635-6375.
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Beach. 1/1
totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
granite & cabinetS in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1375/mo.,
(904)881-0895.

THE PALMS, 1/1, garage, new carpet/ tile,
new appliances, W/D, end unit, amenities,
gated, $925/mo+ dep. (904)285-5640, ext.
118, Shannon at Re/Max.


ATLANTIC BEACH. This beautiful, water- JAX BEACH
front, 2-story townhome with vaulted ceil- 2/2 CONDO w/marsh view. Wood floors,
ings features 2 bedrooms with loft/ bed- granite counter-tops, and fireplace. Locat-
room and 2.5 baths. For additional record- ed 12 blocks from beach in private com-
ed information, please call 861-4636, and munity. $1200/mo Call Ted for details
when prompted, river rr, I..:t -ai.-n number (90,4)37-7p.96. ,1
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61190. Wou conr ATLANilTIC BEACH townhome/-*<0dndo,
4 BLOCKS TO BEACH. 2BR/1. 5BA 3BR/1.5BA, lots of new finishes. $900/mo.
T wnhouse 11nn0f 1A415 4th t N .lJax (904)962-2962.


Beach. $1000/mo, first and last to move
in. Call (904)868-7702 or (904)333-9785
to see.
ICW, INDIAN Springs, lakefront. 3BR plus
huge loft, 2BA, great open eat in kit., for-
mal dining, Ig family rm, scr. porch.
$1400/mo. 280-2805.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, WDHU, 1103 5th
Ave. S. $895/mo. 220-5797.
RIP TIDE, 3BR/2BA, 1760 sqft., up dated
home, $1700/mo., very private tropical
back yard, summer kitchen, 465-1310.



JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, oceanfront, 1st
floor, pool, W/D. $1800/mo. 655-6533.
JAX BEACH, 310 So. 2nd St., 3BR/3.5BA
executive condo; 1 block from beach; less
than one year old. $2000/mo. lease to
own opportunity, 233-2151 & 571-1213.


A1A/JTB NEW 3/2.5 condo. 1868 sf, full
amenities, covered parking, walk to shops,
dining. $1825/mo. Realtor/ Owner (904)-
307-5688.


PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space in Nep-
tune Beach, 1200sf w/5 large offices,'
1400sf open floor plan (build to suit), or
combine space for 2600sf. Recently reno-
vated, ample parking, water included, no
CAM. For more information, Call 246-0009
or 514-6092.
NEPTUNE BEACH 650 sqft. business of-
fice, ample parking, 3rd Street signage;
convenient location, available January.
Call 246-9520.

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Warehouse for
lease, 3629sf. Office included. Large park-
ing lot, beach side of intracoastal.
(770)929-1721, (678)525-0854.


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


4 MONTH old Maltese for sale. Vet is cov-
ered for 36 months. Asking $1500, 294-4-
17.


LOST BLACK/ fawn Shiba Inu puppy
(Husky look alike). Missing since Satur-
day, 12/30 around Jacksonville Drive.
Generous reward if found. Please call
613-7135.


FOUND WALLET Jax Beach. Describe it,
claim it. 612-8815.
LOST GOLD drop earring w/ crystal in Jax
Beach area 12/22. Reward. 242-7383.
MMKMM 80


ELEMENTARY TUTOR, a child must
feel successful to continue to learn. Call
for help, 945-7261.
TUTORING, ALL subjects, all ages. Rea-
sonable rates, Jax Bch. 379-0345.


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JAMI'S- JCC: Sales Position at upscale
women's clothing store in Ponte
Vedra. PT/ Must be flexible. Inquiries:
904-280-1515 Fax: 904-280-2282 Email:
Constance @jamis-jcc.com
$10-14/HR. IMMEDIATE openings deliver-
ing local telephone directories in Jax
Beach area. Must have own reliable vehi-
cle. Call MDI (888)285-5861.
WOMEN RETAIL bridal salon, PIT. No ex-
perience necessary. Must be outgoing and
professional. Call 904-270-2770.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER must be de-
pendable and loving. CDA or equivalency
needed. Also looking for afternoon Teach-
ers & Subs. Call The Red School House.
249-9080.

JOIN OUR winning team at Julian LeCraw
& Co.! We are currently seeking a Part
Time Resident Services Attendant to work
at one of our beautiful condo conversion
projects in Ponte Vedra BeachI The
position will include a flexible schedule of
ess than 30 hours per week; some week-
ends required. Responsibilities will in-
clude passing out towels and chilled water
to homeowners, straightening chairs by
the pool, shuttling homeowners to and
from the beach and the golf. course.
Interested candidates should fax resume
to 904-273-2552.


Cook/ Part-time Manager, Days, available
Mon.-Sat.. Flexible starting date. Some
benefits. Fun place to work. 273-4785.


BONO'S NEPTUNE Beach, part-time
cashier or prep. Must be able to work
weekends. Apply between 2-4pm, M-F.
No phone calls please. 1307 Atlantic Blvd.



ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
FULL TIME
Full-time Activity Assistant working with
the geriatric population in a Premier Re-
tirement Community Health Center. Expe-
rience required. Must be dependable and
have the ability to multi-task. Excellent
benefit package, competitive wages, and
pleasant work environment. Hours: Sun-
day through Thursday, 8:30-5:00. Appli-
cations available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to (904)246-9447;
Email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com Web-
site: fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
Workplace.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
SERVERS. MARSH Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is now hiring
for full-time and part-time servers. Apply
in person at the Clubhouse Tuesday Sat-
urday. Call 285-6514 for directions. Drug
testing/EOE.
ROOFING LABORER with truck or van
needed. Hard worker, JB, local work. Tony
(414)915-5944.
ABSENT ANSWER is looking for happy
people to work FT/PT flexible shifts. Will
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
art m. Great pay. Call today 270-2357.
this category please call 904-249-9033 or L ECI-1 Wanied..Monday-Fr._
email ."Insmised* Esact.esle..a.-r .:.:.m ) (1 ob 2 1-5311 -


NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.

FRONT PERSON needed, Chizu Japa-
nese Steak House, 1227 So. 3rd St. Apply
after 2pm.
PONTE VEDRA area, counter help want-
ed, daytime. 285-5644.
SERVER, PREP needed Elizabeth's Tea
Room. Call 270-1980.


SALES PERSON needed. Full time, Part
time. Apply inperson Sea Shells & Coral,
230 North Boardwalk, Jax Beach.
EXP. TEACHERS needed full & part time.
KinderCare Atlantic Bch. Call 249-0888.
NEED INTERIOR trim carpenters and.
helpers. Dependable, own transportation.
Call 635-1395.
CLUB ACCOUNTANT. Marsh Landing
Country Club (Ponte Vedra Beach) is now
hiring a club accountant. Must have mini-
mum 5 years general accounting experi-
ence. A/R, A/P, proficient in Excel, proc-
essing of daily sales, Jonas POS experi-
ence a plus but not required. Full time po-
sition with excellent benefits including
401k, sick, vac. Apply in person Tuesday-
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
Background check/drug testing/EOE
DRIVERS & CONTRACTORS: Home
through the week! Drop. & Hook Loads!
Great Pay/ Benefits! CDL-A, 3 years expe-
rience. browntrucking.com, 800-241-5624
x106.


LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILL
LUNCH and Dinner Line Cooks & Kitchen
Utility. You make good money working
with good people in a busy waterfront res-
taurant. 285-0139.
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.
EXPERIENCED FLOORING SALES
PERSON. Mainly Beaches area. Fax re-
sume 247-9036.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

CNA
HEALTH CENTER
FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm at Premiere Re-
tirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs@fleetland-
Ing.com EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
PONTE VEDRA Preschool Teacher
Assistant, CDA a plus, variable hours.
Call 285-2965.
CHILDTIME LEARNING Centers seeks
experienced Teachers & Assistant Teach-
ers. F/T & P/T available. We offer a com-
petitive salary & benefits package. Call
273-6960 or fax resume to: 280-5.742.
PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE "
Needed FIT, days only w/ a can- do atti-
tude. Light manufacturing & assembly
work exp. a must. Knowledge & use of
small machinery & tools required. Looking
for someone who can follow instructions.
Start at $7.50/hr. Call 249-3545 between
9am- 3pm only, Mon- Fri.
ADMIN ASST/ Customer Support for soft-
ware development company. PT/FT. Must
have good people skills; good knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to
work independently. Accounting/ software
knowledge a plus. (904)247-7752.

DRY CLEANERS experienced counter
help. Full time, benefits. The Cleaners,
1519 Penman Rd. Call Mrs. P. 246-1705.


ESTABLISHED. BEACHES Ins. Agency.
Commercial Lines CSR. Minimum 440 Li-
cense required, growth opportunity, excel-
lent compensation package. DFSFWP,
Fax resume: 285-3572.
BOOTH RENTAL Hairstylist. Call Studio
1511, 241-1550.


DENTAL ASSISTANT for Ponte Vedra
Bch location. 2yrs min. exp. Please call
367-1722 or fax resume to 367-1739.
RECEPTIONIST, NAIL Technician, Esthe-
ticain & Hairstylist wanted for new salon,.
ready to start on Jan. 16th Call Liliana at
887-8190.
GOLF SHOP MERCHANDISER. Marsh
Landing Country Club. Retail sales expe-
rience and fashion merchandising experi-
ence, high end customer service, fast
paced environment, computer knowledge,
sales and purchasing of apparel. Respon-
sible for the changing and freshening of
displays, purchasing of new merchandise.
Maintain sales goals. Salaried position
with commission, FT, w/benefits. Apply in
person Tuesday -Saturday. Call 285-6459
for directions or additional information.
Drug testing/EOE
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
empl..ys individuals in a variety of posi-
tons. For a listing oft current opponurules
please visit us in person 1 N 3rd St. 2nd'
floor, call 247-6263, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our web-
site www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
OFFICE CLEANERS needed for cleaning
nightly. Will train, must have transportation
and phone. Call 273-2761.
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED full time. Gen-
eral office duties, professional demeanor
required. Fax resume to 904-269-9004.
PEST CONTROL .- Lawn Technician
needed, opportunity to learn a trade with
great career potential for hard worker,
10/hr. to train, medical, dental, retire-
ment, life, 26K+. Must have valid FL driver
lisence. Call 726-9332.
HELPER FOR vinyl floor covering. Drivers
license required, 403-5115.
SERVERS WANTED. Chizu Japanese
Steak House. 'Apply after 2pm, 1227
South 3rd St.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for high
rise apartment building. Good pay and
benefits. Fax resume to 339-0263, EOE.


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SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete FOR REASONABLE fees, call BettyLees. WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50.Idont cut corners, I clean them, 372-4103 R AN I.
241tune-up2112. All makes, all models, $49.5 or 238-6435. rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
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PROFESSIONAL CLEANING, dependa-
ble. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
Roxanne 477-5398.

CLEANING BY Christopher, catering to
the beaches area, (904)725-2738.



FIREWOOD
STACKS/ Truckload or Cordwood. Pickup
or Delivery. Call 285-6427.


SHOW ME LAWN SERVICE, INC. Call
Pam 742-7769.


ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.


SEASONED FIREWOOD full size truck PALM TREES, Hedges Trimmed, Yard
load, twice the size of small truck. David Clean-ups, Mulching, Sodding, whatever it
993-8348, Bubba 651-4564. Free delivery, takes, etc. Dave 249-4724.


WE DO Concrete Repair. New Driveways,
Patios, Sidewalks, Slabs, Stamp Con-
crete. Call 880-2994.


A. PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC. Top
knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.:
Licensed/ Insured.' Free estimates.
861-9500.


BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.
MASSEY APPLICATIONS, INC.- pres-
sure washing, painting, drywall repair, tex-
ture & wallcoverings. 25 years experience.
Lic., insured, refs. (904)403-7389
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com


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



HOME REMODELING BY BRITMOR
Anything you needle Kitchens, baths, tile,
walls, texture & painting. Roofs gutters,
doors & windows. Room additions, dry-
wall, decks & flooring. GC Licensed/ Insur-
ed. 10 yrs exp. (904)509-2857.
ADVANCED DECKING, fencing & con-
crete. Free estimates. All deck, fence, &
conc. needs. Lic. & ins. Call 400-0392.
SKILLED TRADESMAN- will do home re-
pairs, remodeling in exchange for lodging.
Quality work & refs. (904)502-3744.
ALLIANCE BUILDER GROUP, INC.
CGC 1505263. Commercial & Residential.
New homes, room additions, remodeling,
stucco, siding. Any small rush repairs.
Quality Guaranteed. Affordable prices.
Free estimates. (904)234-1179. Visit us
at: WWW.ABGBUILDERS.COM

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


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


QUALITY HOME Repair: Painting, Wood
Repair, Pressure Washing and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500.
KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 571-3261.



IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
ROOFING. IN-TOWN prices @ the
Beach. 25yrs. experience. 880-9908.
CCC1326983.


ROMANO ROOFING SERVICES
Reroof, new roof, repairs all types of roofs.
Mention this ad for a $100 discount on all
reroof or repairs over $750. Lic. CC-
C058163 Call 246-5649.


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firewood; cords & half cords available,
with free delivery. Call 334-3157.


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CARIBBEE KEY looking for experienced
Line Cooks & Dishwashers. Apply in per-
son between 10Oam-4pm M-F, 100 First St.
N., Nep Bch.
MAKING CHANGES. Line cooks, and a
breakfast cook, and dishwashers needed.
Apply at 13170-22 Atlantic Blvd. Jerry's
Sports Grille. 220-6766
EXPERIENCED AUTO Detailers. Full &
part time. Will train. Must have valid driv-
er's license & transportation. Only serious,
responsible, hard workers need apply.
Eric, 716-4413.
RECEPTIONIST BEACHES law firm.
Non-smoking office. M-F 8:15-5:15. $7/hr.
Fax resume 247-6535 or mail to 599 At-
lantic Blvd., #4. Atlantic Beach, FL. 32223.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
PROFESSIONAL SOUS CHEF. Very
busy 10 year old waterfront restaurant,
good steady pay, casual atmosphere.
Great chef will assist in your success.
285-0139.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.


Customer Service Rep.
Established Beaches Ins.
Agency need Commercial
Lines CSR. Minimum 440
license required, growth
opportunity. Excellent
compensation package,
DFSFWP.
Fax Resume:
285-3572


HOME CLEANERS full-time/ part-time, re-
liable car & phone, $10-$12 per hour, call
223-5033.
Office Manager
Local Swimming Pool Company located at
the Beaches, looking for Office Manager
for high paced Pool Service Maintenance
and Repair Division. Duties include sched-
uling service technicians for repairs, man-
aging departmental billing, handling cus-
tomer requests and performing office sup-
port functions for this department. Need
excellent customer service and organiza-
tional skills, computer experience with
Word, Excel, and Accounting software. Of-
fice management experience required. Ex-
perience working in a service type envi-
ronment, such as plumbing, electrical,
HVAC a major plus. Email resume to ju-
lie@surfsidepools.net or fax to 904-249-
8801 or complete application at SurfSide
Pools 313 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250. Compensation depend-
ent on experience. Benefit package avail-
able.

Immediate
Openings
Join our team of
cleaning professionals

No Nights or Weekends
Paid Vacations
Paid Holidays
Competitive Wages
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Mon-Fri 8-4:30
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We are currently accepting applications for energetic, customer
service oriented team members for the following positions:
Diningroom Server
Men's Locker Room Attendant
Overnight Guest Services/Bellperson
Retail Associate
Front Desk Supervisor
Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with
terrific earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package
including medical/dental, life insurance, sick and vacation days,
and discounts at our retail outlets, golf course and spa.

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



INVESTORS WANTED, upscale billiards,
sports bar, & restaurant in Atlantic Beach.
Call 716-1010, eric@breaksbilliards.com.

NOTICE TO READERS
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.




NEWBORN TO 6 months, 6:30am-6pm,
M-F; quality individual care provided;
$25/day, 373-0559.
LOVING, FULL Day Care forming a new 2
year old class. Beaches Academy Accred-
ited Florida Gold Seal Enrichment Center.
1725 Penman Rd, 246-3885.
ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.
260-4915.



SKILLED TRADESMAN- will do home re-
pairs, remodeling in exchange for lodging.
Quality work & refs. (904)502-3744.


CERTIFIED NURSES Aide: I am seeking
24 hour/ day position, Monday Friday.
Will assist patient with total care. Cynthia,
(904)885-2200.


IF YOU are interested in' advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
COMPANION SITTING or child care,
housekeeping and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.
WE PROVIDE quality live ins or hourly
caregivers. Please call 631-5354.
PERSONAL ADVOCATE. If you need a
companion for your elderly loved one or
help visiting a loved one in a nursing
home or assisted living. Call 220-0129.



GUN SHOW
January 13th and 14th, Saturday, 9am-
5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm at the Morocco
Shrine. 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jack-
sonville. North Florida Arms Collectors.
Info: (904)461-0273.


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BEIGE FUTON, multi-colored futon
w/matching chase, antique dining table, a
shelf tower, misc. household items,
Schwinn speedster, like new, 514-5684.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
992-1470.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.
2 SIT on top Kayaks. 11.5ft Scrambler,
15ft Scupper Pro, both with dry storage,
double bladed paddles, snap in padded
seats. 2 wheeled cart included. Like new.
$750 for all. 273-6250.
MAYTAG WASHER & Proper Dryer,
$100. Call Larry, 868-6581.
JET SKI TRAILER- Single ski, 2002,
Southport w/4 new tires, and electrical
hook-up kit. $350. 235-9529.
HOME DECORATORS, heirloom sink
cabinet. Solid porcelain basin, .black gran-
ite top, antique cherry, 39.5hx47wx 23.5d,
3 months old $350; king size sleigh bed,
tropical style, wood w/Herringbone rattan,
$400, 273-6022.


Positions Available
Reservations Group Coord. Oceanview Server
SR Executive Admin. Assist. Dining Room Attendant
Front Desk Supervisor Host/Hostess
Banquet Server Line Cook
Maintenance Engineer Starbucks Attendant
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CATHERINE COOKSON novels wanted,
285-4142.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com



BIG GARAGE Sale! Saturday, 7am.-2pm.
1623 Upper 4th Ave. N.
1603 N. 10th St -- closing house after 50
years. Food to furniture and everything in
between, Sat., Jan.6, 8am-?
BIG MOVING Sale, Sat., 8-2. Tanning bed
$150, treadmill $50, desk $25, china cabi-
net $50, too much to list. 529 6th Ave N.
SAT. 8-NOON, .1825 Williams St. (across
from Seabreeze Elem.). Lots of items,
costume jewelry, furn., golf clubs, cookie
jar collection, girl toddler clothing, baby
items & more.



OAK HARBOR, 2464 Seaway St. Sat.
8-12. 2 man kayak, like new $250, lamps,
misc.
SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM. Doors, furniture,
tools, much more. 1629 Beach Ave.


SUN., 1/7,8AM-1PM, 5 Barracuda Place;
microwave & kitchen appliances.


SATURDAY, 9:30AM-4PM. Furniture,
clothes, books, accessories. Full-size
black, leather recliner. 3943 San Pablo
Rd. South


40' BOAT SLIP for sale, exclusive Har-
bortown Marina. $164K. 463-2845.'
1999 23' Regal Ventura GC, I/O,
$18,000. New trailer $3000. 285-2808.


BOAT SLIP Fr Rnt Harrt1n Mar 992 BMW 325i convertible, manual,
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina, 134 000 miles $4300. Call 415-3777.
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845. 134,000 miles. $4300. Call 41.5-3777.


BOWFLEX XTL exercise machine w/ leg BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
extension & lat pull down bar, $350 OBO. www.MarinaClubPV.com
220-8598.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen JET SKI TRAILER- Single ski, 2002,
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.n deliver. 858-9350. Southport w/4 new tires, and electrical
Can deliver. 858-9350. hook-up kit. $350. 235-9529.


3/8" PLYWOOD, various sizes; previously
cut for windows; free to anyone for pickup,
220-8598.
LOFT BUNK bed w/desk and matching six
drawer dresser. Honey Oak. $700.
859-4531.
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
55 GALLON Fish Tank ready for salt or
fresh water setup. Comes with lite colored
oak stand and canopy. $250 OBO. 904-
248-8309.
PING PONG table, almost new $75. Sun
Conure bird w/cage and accessories
$600. 75 gallon fish tank $100 OBO.
860-0318.
SUPERTRACKFR GUMBALL Machine
75" high- 32" wide- 21.5" deep. Fully func-
tional. Was $2699, Asking $2000 OBO,
992-9075.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
(904)858-9350.
ROLL-TOP DESK, oil hanging .lamp,
chandelier, Nikon 35mm camera. Make of-
fer. 514-2336.
GLASS-TOP TABLE, seats six, beautiful
blonde wood. $350. 241-7721.
REFRIGERATOR. WHIRLPOOL 1lyn,rlike
new $250, King Pillowtop $150, furniture
861-4415
INVISIBLE FENCE, $300. Paid $1000 +
Call 242-0189 or 616-6227.
2.5 TON Bryant A/C, perfect cond., owner
switching to heat pump. $425. 223-3853.
BRUNSWICK ANTIQUE Pool Table, 1922
Aviator,, 4'x8', reconditioned, excellent ta-
ble. $3000 OBO. Call Joel (904)535-5293.
X-BOX 360, 11 games, many extras, exc.
cond., $700. 372-4030.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
SOFA, DARK gold, 80", brand new. $300.
Call 273-1408.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
(904)858-9350.


2000 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5. A/C, stereo
CD, $10000, 838-9786.
2005 VW GTI 1.8 Turbo, 10,000mi.,
speed, metallic blue w/lt.gray leather,
sunroof, more. $16,900. 998-1336.
AUDI 2002, A4, 3.0, spotless in & out, on-
ly 42K miles, $17,800, 273-6022.
2000 FORD Mustang convertible. Stereo
CD., new trans., $6300 838-9786.
*
2001 FORD Escort, new tires, stereo, bat-
tery, brakes; excellent condition, $2500,
242-7218.:
2002 VOLKSWAGON Passat, 73K miles
$10,700. (904)910-0123.
1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, $1200
cash, (904)247-5708.
1991 CADILLAC Allante, 2-door converti-
ble, 27,000 miles, asking $11,500 OBO,
571-6533.
1992 BUICK Roadmaster station wagon.
165,000 miles. $700. Call 249-8256.
2000 CADILLAC El-Dorado, 2 door, pearl
white leather. Excellent condition. $5900
OBO. (904)838-8847.
1993 FORD Taurus SHO, high perform-
ance engine w/overhead cam, runs great,
many new parts. $2000. Call for more info.
425-2045.


ACROSS
1 Ordered
5 Photo place
10 Family members
15 Alfalfa unit
19 University of Utah
athletes
20 Scandinavians
21 European nation
22 Mr. Sevareid
23 "Jolly" one on a
baseball team?
25 Ballplayer's ultimate
hand?
27 Male title
28 Colleen's home
29 Hits hard
30 Numbers game
31 Barry or Kelly
32 Lennon & others
34 Boast
36 Leafhopper's cousin
39 Spring start
40 Pamplona cries
41 Goldwater's initials
44 Grad
45 Favorite musical of
a ball team?
47 Hooray!
48 Taunt
49 dancer
50 Verbalized
51 Mare locks
52 Semicircular canal site
53 Baseball team's
cruise locale?
57 Costner


58 Presidential monogram
59 Lower's sound
60 Noblemen
61 Fly
62 Nanny's item
64 Johnson and namesakes
65 Red and Black
66 Straight man
68 Embankment
69 Pub order
70 Sneezy & achy
73 Trigger, for one
74 Favorite flowers of
a ball team?
77 Mon.'s tomorrow
78 Ending for Barb or Nan
79 Said"; Neil Diamond
hit
80 Antacid
81 Shore bird
82 Pass on
83 Identical kids of
a ballplayer?
87 Canucks' disk .
88 To be in Tijuana
89 Brinker of fiction
90 Sooty dirt
91 Indifference
93 Finest
94 Fasteners
95 Makes fun of
96 Cook-off specialty
99 Amerindians
100 Short drive
101. Sky sight
104 "The "; ball team's
favorite old TV show?


107 Baseball team's favorite
heavenly beings?
110 Small amount
111 Hindu woman's item
112 '"O alutaris" singers
113 Home for 61% of the
world's people
114 Nasal detection
115 Jury members, by law
116 Like a mob
117 Night sight
DOWN
1 Annoys
2 Italian town
3 Forest creature
4 NNE plus 90
5 Painful spasm
6 Bay of Biscay feeder
7 Scottish flock's milieu
8 Admiral's org.
9 Came together
10 Unfriendly fish
11 Bohr's subjects
12 back; reimburses
13 Tenn.'s neighbor
14 Part of a wd.
15 Under
16 In _; mired by routine
17 Index
18 chamber
24 Indispensable item
26 Dentist's advice
29 Risqu6
31 Candy Land, for one
32 Pukapuka's location
33 Harbor flier
34 Immaculate


35 Virginia -
36 Confined
37 Classic set in Troy
38 Ballplayer interviewer?
39 Regal threesome
40 Sticky vegetables
41 Perseveres to the end,
in baseball talk?
42 Crazy
43 East Flanders' capital
45 Numbskull
46 Seasonal songs
49 Underground creature
51 _, Arizona
53 Picture
54 Boldness
55 Western
56 Fish holder
57 Joints
61 Man and others
63 Left the earth
64 Protection
66 Gets rid of
67 Fields
68 Portrays in words
69 Shoots
71 Careen suddenly
72 Full of holes
74 Corrupt
75 Thingamabobs
76 Draw
79 a Male War
Bride"; '49 film
81 Seated baths
83 Of those folks
84 Snubs
85 Tamale makers,


often: abbr.
86 Suggestion
91 Place that's all abuzz
92 Colony founder
93 Make dim
94 Direct
95 Crop pest
96 Adman's award
97 Head covering
98 Divider's word


99 Cruel one
100 Coal transport
101 Joke
102 Literary pseudonym
103 Autocrat
105 Venomous one
106 Scot's denial
107 Crossword puzzle dir.
108 Fraternity letter
109 Vapor


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2005 KYMCO ZX-50 Scooter with ONLY
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engine; top speed 50mph; approx. 75mpg;
2 stroke engine; added oil regularly and
changed spark plugs. Only used scooter
to drive to and from campus at the Univer-
sity of Florida. Asking $1300 OBO. Bill
Scott 904-731-7896.


89 RANGE Rover, good hunting vehicle,
$4000 OBO. 710-3111.
1997 CHEVROLET Astro Van, auto, V6,
A/C, PS, PB, AM/FM/CD. Great Iwork
truck, runs good. $3000. 219-1276.
1990 FORD F150 XLT V8. Auto A/C, re-
manufactured engine, excellent condition,
$3750, 241-8508.


2004 JEEP Grand Cherokee, ColuLnbia
Edition w/tow package, 39K miles,
$16,900, 273-6022.


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