Ponte Vedra leader
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Publication Date: January 12, 2007
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Weekend Edition January

12, 2007



An edition of The,'Beaches Leader


Vol. 44. No. 59

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

* Tackling tile's
Achilles' heel, B-8.

* Beware of jellyfish,
which aren't fish, B-7.,


The unique, three-dimensional art of missionary
Mary Proctor of Tallahassee is on display at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Meet the
artist at today's opening reception. Story, B-1.


.photo byANGIE BELL
Eighth-grader Braden Beaudreau (left) spelled the
words "pastiche" and "pathos" Tuesday to win the
Landrum Middle School spelling bee. Tess
Zaccardi (center) was the seventh-grade winner
and overall runner-up, Caroline Snowden was tops
in sixth grade. .

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks
Department and the Ancient City Road Runners
are holding the 2007 Matanzas fun run Jan. 27 at
'10:15 a.m. for children 13 and under.
The 1-mile foot race is part of the 27th annual
Matanzas 5000, a 3-mile race through downtown
St. Augustine that begins at 9 a.m.
The fun run is free to all participants, and adults
are welcome to run the race.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the gym of
Ketterlinus Elementary School. 60 Orange St. The
start line will be in front of the gymnasium.
The first boy and girl to complete the race will
receive a trophy, and the first 200 children to finish
will each get a T-shirt and ribbon. .', -
For more information and a map of the, race, visit

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Austin Miniard of Ponte Vedra Beach (above,.top)
is part of the cast of "See How They Run," a pro-
duction being presented Jan. 18 to 20 at Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville. Tickets
are $10, and curtain is at 7:30 p.m. in the school's
main theater.

Laura Simpson's class of fourth graders at Ocean Palms Elementary School gets ready Thursday,
morning to board a bus to St. Augustine, where they visited a class of fourth graders at Ketterlinus
Elementary School. Students in the two classes have been pen pals since September.

The (bike) path to county.

goes through Ponte Vedra

If you're ever on Ponte
Vedra Boulevard about 7
a.m., you may see St. Johns
County transportation plan-
ning manager Bill Hartmann
heading south to his job in
St. Augustine.
On his bicycle.
And he's only about half
way there.
Hartmann, 38, said that
about once a week, he rides
his bicycle the 43 miles from
his home on Kernan
Boulevard, Jacksonville, to
the St. Johns County admin-
istration complex on U.S. 1.
"It's mainly for exercise . .
and to stay in shape," he
Public Works director Joe
Stephenson told the Palm
Valley Community
Association last month that
Hartmann is an advocate for
bicycle lanes, and Hartmann
"We are trying to stress
pedestrian and bicycle-friend-
ly policies .. and accommo-
date those when possible,"
Hartmann said.
."Bicycle lanes are part of
our typical section for a
major collector and higher
Although the Ponte Vedra
Boulevard section of

Hartmann's trip does not
have bicycle lanes, it is the
kind of road that would be
considered for bicycle lanes if
it were being built now, he
Hartmann, who is married
and has three children, said
he rides his bicycle if the
weather is good and if it fits
with his meeting schedule at
He gets on his bicycle a lit-
tle before 6 a.m. and takes
this route:
From his home on Kernan
just. south of the
Wonderwood Connector, he
crosses the Intracoastal
Waterway on the connector
to Mayport Road, heads
down Mayport to Plaza then
east to First Street.
He heads south on First
through Jacksonville Beach to
Ponte Vedra Boulevard, down
the boulevard to State Road
A1A, down AIA to and over
the Vilano bridge, to San
Marco Avenue and, finally, to
U.S. 1.
"It takes about two hours,
20 minutes," Hartmann said.
Then there's the ride back
home the same course but
in reverse.
The most dangerous sec-
tion? "Probably Mayport
Road," Hartmann said,
explaining the traffic is heavi-

Bill Hartmann, sans bicycle.

est there and there are no
bicycle lanes.
Ponte Vedra Boulevard is
"fairly safe,'" he said, "because
the speeds are lower and it's
pretty low traffic."
. Some passing vehicles
"kind of swerve in your direc-
tion just after they pass you,"
and "sometimes people will
yell things at you," he said.
But overall, he said, "Most
people are fairly considerate."

County under new management

While St. Johns County residents anticipate the
new County Commission may handle growth dif-
ferently than did the past commission, commis-
sioners themselves can anticipate a change' in the
way they handle county staff.
Wally Kropacek, interim St. Johns County
Administrator, said this week that county commis-
sioners shouldn't be telling lower staffers what to
do, which he said has happened in the past.
"That's what I get paid for," Kropacek, who
retired from the U.S. Customs Service, said at
Monday's meeting of the St. Johns County Civic
Association' Roundtable.
"I'm a firm believer in the chain of command."
With Ron Sanchez and Tom Manuel replacing
Karen Stem and Bruce Maguire on the commis-
sion, the change in the direction of the commis-
sion has led to changes in some top positions.
Sanchez, Manuel and Commissioner Ben Rich
have been critical of the county's rampant growth
and failing infrastructure, and their public com-
ments have indicated that they plan to keep a
close eye on development.
Kropacek ;took over as administrator in mid-
December, shortly after Ben Adams announced he
was leaving at least in part because the county was
headed in a new direction.
Reporting on his first month as interim admin-
istrator, Kropacek told the Roundtable about sever-
al county issues he is working on in his position,
which he's expected to have for about six months.
One of his goals is to cut spending and eliminate
any duplication of work among county staffers, he

Kropacek said, road
infrastructure is one of
the most important
issues facing the county
right now, echoing
comments by some
As for the St.
Au gus tine
Amphitheater anoth-
er hot topic among tax-
payers Kropacek said
he thinks the county is
capable of running the Wally Kropacek
theater itself instead of hiring a private manage-
ment firm.
But whether that is the appropriate move for the
county is not his call, he said.
A management firm owned by Ponte Vedra
Beach resident Bruce Lucker was selected by the
previous commission to manage the amphithe-
ater, and details of the contract are being discussed.
Ultimately, management of the theater may
come down to a combination of both private and
public services, Kropacek said.
He told Roundtable members that he isn't put-
ting his name in the hat for the permanent job of
In fact, Kropacek said, he's looking forward to'
returning to his easy-going lifestyle as a retired fed-6
eral law enforcement officer.
But that doesn't mean he's not taking his job
"I approach this like I'm going to stay here for-
ever," he said.

Rich may

be friend

of library

St. Johns County Public Library System
administrators and advisors learned this
week that the St. Johns County Commission
chair may be a friend of the library.
Chair Ben Rich, implicating but not nam-
ing the previous County Commission, said
needs such as those of the library system
may get short shrift from a board that is "in
bed with the development community."
"What I'm saying to you is you don't have
to take a second seat," Rich said at
Wednesday's meeting of the St. Johns
County Public Library Advisory Board.
"It's my job to make sure you're on the
front burner."
Libraries are far down on the county's pri-
ority list of capital improvement projects,
Betty Frederick, assistant library system
director, said at the meeting.
Rich, who with new Commissioners Tom
Manuel and Ron Sanchez has criticized ram-
pant development approvals by the previ-
ous commission, said it is "not unreason-
able" for a large new development to set
aside land for a library.
The developer, not county taxpayers,
should bear the costs of amenities such as
libraries, Rich said.
Those costs would be passed on to persons
who move into the homes.
That is done by the County Commission's
approving a Community Development
District (CDD), which allows for financing
of some services in a district to be paid by
users in the district.
If a developer balks at building a library,
Rich said, commissioners could require that
cost, as well as the cost of books, to be part
of a CDD.
"They may not want to pump up their
CDD as high as it will go," Rich said.
Rich noted that of 70,000 homes platted
but not built, 60,000 will be built in the
county's northwest.
"The pressure [on infrastructure] is going
to be huge in that area," Rich said.
"The future does not look rosy in refer-
ence to what the County Commission .has
,done, in thpepast in putting you in that infra-
structure sinkhole," he told the librarians
and advisors:
Mary Jane Little, director of the library
system, noted that since the November elec-
tions, "it's a whole new ball game" on the
County Commission.
"We're not really sure where that's going,"
she said.
The meeting was held at the Southeast
Branch Library on U.S. 1 just north of State
Road 206.

Library audit

gets add-on

Although unpaid library fines typically
have been waived by staffers of the St. Johns
County Public Library System, unpaid fees
owed to other county entities must be OK'd
for write-off by the St. Johns County
In October, the County Commission OK'd
the write-off off debts totaling $1.2 million
for emergency medical services and
$166,246 from the Utility Department.
Those compare with the $457,497 or
$157,477 depending on which report is
used in library fines waived by library
staffers during the 18 months that ended
Sept. 30.
That $300,000 difference is noted in a
library system report that was added this
week to an audit report the document
that puts the waived amount at $457,497.
The St. Johns' County Public Library
Advisory Board, whose member Harold
Hines said that the audit report is "mislead-
ing," Wednesday voted to attach the library
system's report to the audit report.
Copies of both the audit report and the
library system's report have been sent to
county commissioners.
The Sept. 30 audit report by the account-
ing firm of Davis Monk, St. Augustine, rec-
ommends that the St. Johns County
Commission approve a formal policy
regarding the write-off of fines.
The audit turned up no policies or author-
izations regarding the waiving of fines and
noted "certain weaknesses" in procedures
and controls in the library system.
At Wednesday's meeting, held at the
Southeast Branch Library on U.S. 1 south of
St. Augustine, the advisory board was given
a draft of proposed guidelines for handling
overdue fines.


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January 12, 2007

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Grand theft of construction
materials was reported Jan. 9 at
Golfair Trailer park in the 1300
block of Shetter Avenue. Fence
sections valued at $500 were

Day High Low
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a transient, was arrested Jan. 4
and charged with a warrant for
uttering a forged instrument in
the first block of 9th Street S.,
according to a police report.
* *

stolen. Police investigated a pre- Burglary to a business was
vious report involving the same reported Jan. 10 at a salon in the
materials. Three male suspects 300 block of 9th Avenue N.
driving a dark Ford Ranger were Police responded to an alarm at
suspected in the prior incident 2:50 a.m. and observed that the
and the victim told police he front window was smashed. A
presumes suspects returned to 42-inch flat screen television
steal the remaining sections. was stolen from the business.
* Security video captured three
SGtaiidt-tIff ferIefricif-W-i-"ri tiio male suspects in 'a!,
reported Jan. 9 in the 100 block dark colored Chevrolet pickup
of 16th Ave. N. The suspects truck pull up to the business.
stole approximately four Two men entered the premises
months worth of electricity val- and removed the TV from the
ued at $416 by tampering with wall.
the meter to fraudulently * *
restore service. Strong arm robbery was

Battery was reported Jan. 9 in
the 400 block of 2nd Street S.
The victim told police she
moved out of her house four
days prior to the incident and
returned to collect money for
an electric bill. Her former
roommate and her roommate's
boyfriend were in the home.
The victim said she told the 20-
year-old man to leave the house
and pushed him when .he
refused. According to the police
report, the man slammed her
against the wall and held the
victim down on the floor with
his arm across her neck. His 17-
year-old girlfriend struck the
victim in the face causing minor
injuries to her nose.

Fraudulent use of a credit card
was reported Jan. 9 in the 1400
block of 3rd Street S. The victim
told police that, $230 worth of
unauthorized charges appeared'
on his bill from a company
based out of Nevada and
California between Jan. 1 and
Jan. 3.

Milton Howard Moreland, 53,

reported Jan. 9 in the 900 block
of Shetter Avenue. The victim
told police she was walking to a
friend's house at 3:30 a.m. when
she was approached by four
unknown men and one female
who asked her if she wanted to
purchase crack cocaine. When
the victim declined, she said
one of the men pushed her
down and stole her cell phone
and removed two gold charm
bracelets from her wrist. She
was not injured, police said.

Michael Nabil Saad, 23, of
Ocala was arrested Jan. 9 and
charged with a warrant for pos-
session and sale of a controlled
substance in the 100 block of
4th Avenue North, according to
a police report.

Shari Ridley Warren, 38, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 8
and charged with three active
warrants for obtaining property
with worthless checks in the
300 block of Beach Boulevard,
according to a police report,

Robert Steve Harris, 39, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested

Mayor Peyton will

address Open House

luncheon group at

Palms Presbyterian

The guest speaker at the upcoming Palms
Presbyterian Church Open House on
Wednesday, Jan. 17 will be Jacksonville Mayor
John Peyton.
The noon Open House will begin with a
luncheon which will followed by the mayor
speaking on "The State of the City," said Anne
Flora, one of the organizers of the Open House
Tickets are $7 for the Open House which
includes a luncheon catered by Barry Adeeb,
owner of the Beach Diner.
The Open House will be held in the Fellowship
Hall on the church' campus at 3rd Street and
34th Ave. S. in Jacksonville Beach.
Reservations may be made by calling the
church office at 246-6427.
Tickets can also be purchased after services at
Palms Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Jan. 14.




Thursday .


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Jan. 8 and chai
counts of givi
checks in the 6
Kennerly .Road,
police report.
Burglary to a
reported Jan. 8 in
of 4th Street S.
$1,300 worth
stolen from the R
Cultural Museu
suspects entered
through a windo'
side of the proper

George Edward
a transient, was
and charged with
causing great bc
the 600 block of]
Parkway, accord
report. The victim
homeless, said
defendant were

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Departure from Normal for the Year ....+0.40"
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urged with two
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a boat were discovered missing
from a business when the com-
plainant was doing inventory.
The complainant did not know
when the trailers or boat were
last seen, according: to the



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ijuana in the vehicle.

Michael Anthony Usry, 24,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance and drug
paraphernalia on Jan. 9 in the
200 block of Third Street,

a the 300 block ; * according to a police report.
Approximately Andrew Wayne Shumaker, *
of tools were 29, was arrested for possession Battery was reported on Jan. 7
hoda L. Martin of a controlled substance and in the 100 block of Mayport
m. Unknown drug paraphernalia and illegal Road,. according to a police
the building hunting and fishing on Jan. 9 in report.
w on the north "the 200 block of Third Street, * *
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** * ...Thefto.a bicycle-was. report ..
I Prince Jr., 31, Lee Edward Parris, Jr., 26, was. ed on Jan. 5 in the 1100 block of
arrested Jan. 8 arrested for possession of a con- Seagate Avenue, according to a
felony battery trolled substance and drug para- police report. The victim's
odily harm in phemalia on Jan. 9 in the 200 teenage daughter used the bike
Marsh Landing block of Third Street, according and returned to their residence
ng to a police, to a police report. An officer at 8 p.m. where she parked the
m, who is also conducted a traffic stop and the adult tricycle. She later discov-
she and the defendant was a passenger. The ered it was missing, according
walking south officer found 25.5 grams of mar- to the report.

on 2nd Street S. around 1 a.m.
when Prince grabbed the victim
by her hair and struck her in the
back, the report said; After she
fell to the ground, the suspect
punched her in the face with a
closed fist an estimated 25-30
times, police reported. The vic-
tim said the suspect stood up
and threatened to kill her if she
sought medical attention. She
was later transported to the hos-
pital for treatment of her
injuries. Prince later turned
himself into police.

No new reports.
* *
Burglary was reported on Jan.
8 in the 70 block of West 10th
Street, according to a police
report. There was a broken win-
dow on the passenger's side
door of the victim's vehicle.

Grand theft was reported on
Jan. 9 in the 1800 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report. Two trailers and

photo submitted
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton will be
the guest speaker at the upcoming
Palms Presbyterian Church Open
House Luncheon.

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Library: Guidelines draft needs work

Continued from A-1
Advisory board members
questioned a list of "automat-
ic exemptions" to those fines
for library staff, volunteers,
advisory board members,
Friends board members, elder-
ly customers and books-by-
mail customers.
"Why do we have all these
automatic exemptions?"
asked board member Gary
Betty, Frederick, assistant
library system director, said
those six exemptions remain
after a list of about 12 auto-
matic exemptions was pared
Many board members said
that neither they nor mem-
bers of the Friends of the
Library should be exempt.
"Be very cautious in
exempting special interest
groups, such as members of
your board," warned County
Commission Chair Ben Rich,
who serves as the commis-
sion's liaison to the library,
advisory board.
"That will not fly with me."

Frederick said library man-
agers will meet later this
month and continue to dis-
cuss procedures for handling
overdue fines.
The advisory board took no
action on the guidelines draft.
"We'll wait until you thrash
it out some more," board
chair William Napper told
Frederick. "I think this needs
more work."
Any policy in handling the
fines would have to be
approved by the County
The commission has exist-
ing' policies on handling
uncollected debts of the St.
Johns County Utility
Department and the county's
Emergency Medical Services.
Joe Vonasek, assistant coun-
ty administrator and former
budget director for St. Johns
County, said in a telephone
interview Wednesday that the
Utility Department and EMS
have similar policies for han-
dling debt.
If a utility account is in
arrears for three months, serv-

ice is disconnected, and if the
county hasn't been able to
collect the debt, it is turned
over to a collection agency,
Vonasek said.
Similarly, uncollected EMS
debts are turned over to a col-
lection agency, he said.
The debts that are not col-
lected are aggregated and pre-
sented to the St. Johns
County Commission, which
must approve any write-offs,
Vonasek said.
Procedures for handling
unpaid library fines apparent-
ly vary widely among library
systems in Florida.
At the advisory board meet-
ing Wednesday, Mary Jane
Little, library system director
said that an ordinance
approved by the County
Commission in 1999 "kind of
approves us waiving these
Vonasek, however, said he
'knows of no ordinance that
allows the waiving of library

Ponte Vedra MSD picks officers


Bill Donovan

Curtis Long

The Board of Trustees for the Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD) selected new officers Monday at
their monthly meeting.
The following changes were made:
Trustee Rob Becker was elected chairman and Al
Hollon chose to stay on for another term as vice chair.
Gary Jurenbvich will also stay on as treasurer.
Hollon is now the trustee responsible for street,signs,
landscaping and right-of-way maintenance. That duty was
previously held by Drew Tuggle, who left the board.
Newcomer Curtis Long will take over Becker's duties
for sewer and roads.
Doug Crane will again oversee the MSD Web site and
has taken, on the additional responsibility of law
Enforcement, which was handled previously by Mack
McCuller, who left the board.
Bob Reesh has taken over sanitation, formerly handled
by Hollon.
And newcomer Bill Donovan will handle electric and
cable, formerly handled by Reesh.
The MSD is a special taxing district that generally
include the area east of State Road AlA from the Duval
County line to Corona Road, then south along Ponte
Vedra Boulevard for six miles.

Cultural Center begins classes

The winter/spring session of
art classes begins Monday at
the Cultural Center, at Ponte
Vedra Beach, and about a
dozen new classes will be
offered for adults and chil-
With everything from sim-
ple drawing and painting to a
"Groovy Moves" dance class,
the new classes will help meet
the growing demand for art
education at the Cultural
Center, according to Leigh
Rodante, program director.
"We like to create classes
each session," Rodante said.
"The .old classes do fill up
One exciting new class that
was prompted by a parent's
request is "Homeschool
The class is for children ages
6 to 10 and is taught by certi-
fied art educators such as
Peggy Klein of Ponte Vedra
"Groovy Moves" is another

class expected to fill up quick-
ly .
Dawn Wolf of the Ponte
Vedra *Ballet and Dance
Company teaches this class
for 4- to 6-year-olds, incorpo-
rating fun jazz and hip hop
moves, which have never
been taught at the center
Some new adult classes are
also expected to attract a lot
of participants.
One is landscape oil paint-
ing, which will be taught by
Sydney McKenna, who owns
her own art gallery in St.
Augustine and has been paint-
ing local landscapes for years,
Rodante said.
A fiber arts crochet class has
also been added to the list for
"I wanted to give a good
mix, a good variety of classes
for people to choose from,"
Rodante said Thursday.
Rodante is charged with the
task of coming up with the
schedules and types of classes
offered at the center, but her

job will soon be getting a little
bit easier.
She will soon be selecting
members of the community
to be on a program committee
for the center.
The committee will be
made up of artists, educators
and parents involved in the
arts, Rodante said.
The group will help
Rodante choose the types of
programs that should be
offered at the center.
Committee members are
not required to be members of
the Cultural Center, Rodante
The center will be offering
"Super Second Saturday". the
second Saturday of: every,
The event invites families to
drop in at the center between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to do a
family art project.
To register for classes, call
Jessica Ryals at 280-0614, ext.'

South Beach Park in Jacksonville Beach, also known as Sunshine Park, is due to be completed
with the third phase, which will include a skateboard park.

Get a free tree

In celebration of Arbor Day,
the city known as Tree City
USA will host its annual tree
giveaway next weekend in
Jacksonville Beach.
The event will be held from
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan.
20 at the SeaWalk Pavilion.
Crape myrtles and laurel
oaks will be available to fami-
lies on a first come, first serve
basis. Proof of residency is not
required, according to Grounds
Maintenance Director Gary
The trees Were selected based
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on their ability to withstand
the Beach's elements.
"They are fairly drought-tol-
erant once established and
pretty native to the north
Florida area." Meadors said
prior to last year's event. "They
are both very successful trees in
this area."
Meadors said the city' of
Jacksonville has given away
crape myrtlesto various organ-
izations for a number of years
with great success.
Any' surplus trees will be'
donated' to the Boy Scouts or
other charitable organization.

Dr. RoG Packo, DC,

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5 French region
10 Items taken back by a
15 Crossed the pool
19 Over
20 Have a view
21 Explicit
22 Showed up
23 No-cost weapons?
25 Duke's desserts?
27 Actor Allen
28 Fencer's item
29 Shade trees
30 Reunion or Meadowlands
31 Drifting
32 Is crazy about
34 Shameful marks
36 down; mired
39 Word with badge or
40 Chapeau-wearing dad
41 Numbskull
44 Piece of land
45 Lifetime spouses?
47 Presidential nickname
48 Sediment
49 Wrongdoings
50 Prepare for publishing
51 O'er yonder
52 So, in Scotland
53 Undersea vessel criterion?
57 Small particle
58 Abby's twin
59 Conjunctions
60 Actor Michael
61 Pants
62 Miss
64 Beams
65 Head topper
66 Cereal grass
68 Herd
69 Shrill bark
70 Request
73 Certain lilies

74 Respectable & prim
persons, places and
77 Letter
78 Dog commands
79 Traffic sign
80 Paris airport
81 Related ,
82 Common contraction
83 Aaron's insect?
87 Man
88 Suffix for profit
or command
89 Greenish blue..
90 Eye color determinants
91 Venerates
93 Lascivious
94 Powerful one
95 Slammer afloat
96 Alms recipient
99 Furry fliers
100 Works in a market
101 Space '
104 More mature fruit?
107 Organizations for Joel
and Graham?
110 Clamorous opposition
111 Of "The Boot": abbr.
112 Bikini or Tarawa
113 German trio
114 Talks on and on
115 Marshy inlet
116 Use a divining rod'
117 Beer
1 Simple transport
2 Crucifix lettering
3 Appear
4 Bleater
5 Lathered
6 Temporary cessation
of breathing
7 Fault
8 Individual
9 "20 Questions" reply
10 Well-filled

11 Students' concerns
12 Buchanan & Nixon
13 31-day period: abbr.
14 Barnyard enclosure
15 Piece of neckwear
16 Funeral forerunner
17 Word of agreement
18 City in Arizona
24 _-majest6
26 Lunch spots -
29 Villainous
31 Middle _
32 Minimal
33 Sphere
34 Smelly
35 Mandolin ridge
36 Light wood
37 Indian, for one
38 Inexperienced market
39 Peaks: abbr.
40 Man of the cloth
41 Ritz in no danger?
42 Taken _; startled
43 Job benefits, familiarly
45 Kids you grow up with
46 Averages
49 In a bad mood
51 Asia's Mountains.
.53 Lesions
54 "...to leave me, Lucille,
with four hungry children
and ..."
55 Unworldly
56 Train car
57 Controversies
61 Lustrous
63 de la Socift&
64 Snarl
66 Count of note
67 Existing
68 Wryly amusing
69 Festive season
71 River in France
72 Cigarettes
74 Appeal
75 Prestigious prize
76 Mifiers' finds
79 Gush
81 Very excited
83 Direct
84 "_, Babe"; hit for
Sonny and Cher
85 No & nay: abbr.
86 Wildebeest
91 Sock pattern
.92 Record
93 Vegetables
94 Thomas of TV
95 Formal events
96 Resist openly
97 Clay pot
98 State: abbr.
99 Donkey's cry
100 Hard hit
101 Revered leader
102 Not up yet
103 Greek letters
105 Overalls part
106 Ate up?
107 Atrocious
108 O.J. judge
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Resources of

Guana worth


A volunteer at the Guana Tolomato Reserve will pres-
ent a lecture on Florida seashells Saturday at 2 p.m. in
the GTM Environmental Education Center's auditori-
Shells collected over several years will be displayed
and the speaker will explain the many varieties found
on the beaches of Northeast Florida. The lecture is free
with admission to the GTM Environmental Education
Center: $2 for adults, $1 for children aged 10 to 17, free
to children under 10.
The GTM Reserve Environmental Education Center is
at 505 Guana River Road. For information, call 904-823-
A variety of other programs are planned at the center
and at the park. If seashells don't pique your interest,
there are plenty of other activities throughout the year,
many of which are regularly featured in The Leader's cal-
endar listings.
Guana is an invaluable asset for our community arid
public use is to be encouraged whenever possible.
Scheduled programs are a great addition to the natural
resources nature trails, lakes, beaches and more. -
that make the park so attractive.
Enjoy Guana miles of beachfront that belongs to

L ter o the e itor:

Government can

To the editor:
Governor Crist is to be com-
mended on his push to have
government agencies and peo-
ple stop using jargon,
acronyms and confusing lan-
guage. The examples cited in
the January 9th article indicate
that nothing has changed very
much from earlier times when
efforts were made before to.
improve government commu-
nications with the public.
Sometimes with good initial
results. For example, The
Bureau of Land Management
published "Gobbledygook Has
Gotta Go" in 1966 and, priced
at $,40 by, their' Government
Printing Office, it became a
best seller. In 1972, Rudolf
Flesch published "Say What
You Mean" then in 1979, he

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Help, I'm a

Sim v i f admit .publicly:. I'm
I improveV itself addicted to trans fats.
My addiction started inno-
cently enough. I loved butter.
wrote "How To Write Plain I used it generously on toast
English A Book for Lawyers and in recipes of every kind. I
and Consumers." This was cre- loved lard, too, and smattered
ated primarily for.the Federal my skillet with it every time I
Trade Commission, whose ,made eggs or pancakes.
chairman, Michael Pertschuk But the experts got to me.
wrote the foreword. .Mr. They said animal-based fats
Pertschuk said: "This book is were bad for me -- that they'd
truly subversive literature, clog my arteries and send me
Some things, however, ought to an early grave. What's
to be subverted, and prime worse, they said, is that inno-
among them is the way we cent animals were being
write laws, regulations, and slaughtered to feed my vile
contracts." habit.
'It is hoped that, with the They told me to eat mar-
Governor's personal interest in garine instead, a butter substi-
improving this vital part of the tute often made from veg-
communikatioriiprocess,-,there"etable oil. ,It wasn't easy at.
will i beo significant !changesitih -first -- the older butter substi-
how written and spoken words tutes didn't taste very good.
are used. 'But ;over time, margarine
Tom Goodsite improved. I came to love it
Atlantic Beach better than the real thing.
Now the experts are telling
me not to eat margarine.
As it goes, many margarines
tters to: are made from partially
hydrogenated vegetable oil.
e Leader,P.O. Hydrogenation adds hydro-
gen atoms to the oil. The
lacksonvlle process makes the oil harder
and less rancid and dramati-
L 32240, cally increases its shelf life.
But hydrogenation also
e-mail to causes a portion of the con-
verted oil to become trans
esleader.com fatty acids -- nasty little mole-
cules that have an uncanny
s may be edit- ability to stick to artery walls.
S. .A number of respectable stud-
equi res. We ies found a correlation
between trans fat consump-
er letters that tion and heart disease.
SSome advocacy groups
signature and jumped on the news. They
filed lawsuits demanding that
ess. fast food joints cut trans fats
from their recipes. They.pres-
sured government bodies to
i ban their use.


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Many pets

It might be called the Peter
Pan of pet dogs, harking
(or barking) back to the J.
M. Barrie drama about the
boy hero who never grew up.
This tiny breed, the Maltese,
when fully mature, weighs
very little, normally some 3
to 10 pounds. With its pure
white coat, compact little
body, and pleasing tempera-
ment, it resembles nothing
more than a lovable cotton-
Several Beaches folks I
know' have. or once had a
Maltese. When I've talked to
them about their diminutive
charge, I could easily see how
much it had endeared itself.
Allegedly, the breed's history
goes back several centuries
and, although the exact ori-
gin isn't known, they're gen-
erally associated with the
island of Malta in the
Mediterranean Sea south of
Back in 1999, I got interest-
ed in Maltese dogs when I
spent a vacation on Malta.
During the two weeks I was
there, I toured all over the
island and its sister, island,
Gozo. On Malta, I didn't see
a single one of the dogs. I did-
n't spot any on Gozo, either,






ORand scary

STTsually when we hear
S'________ I about UFO sightings the:

addicted to trans fats old bos inthe swamps of
Mississippi or Louisiana. These
events usually occur at least
three hours past "beer thirty!"
ment, the sun just coming up. But when a flying saucer is'
I need help, I know. But I'm seen by at least, a dozen
not alone. The whole world's employees of United Airline's
-gone insane. Sure, trans fats in broad daylight at Chicago's
ARE bad for us. A sane man O'Hare International Airport,
Should consume them in mod- now that's a different story.
eration or avoid them alto- What the "Fly the Friendly
f gether a sane man would try Skies" workers all saw was a-
S .. out a variety of alternative saucer shape air craft on Nov.
Products. 7, hovering motionless above
'.s ... In a sane world, food Concourse C of the United
providers would be required Terminal. Then without mak-
to fully disclose what is in ing a sound, it started soaring
their products.. Consumers upwards through the overcast
Sshould.have full knowledge of Windy City skies. Witnesses
TOMI PURCELL what they are about. to put say it flew through so fast, that
COLUMRIST into their bodies. Advocacy it left an eerie circular hole in
COLUMNIST groups would help inform us the clouds, allowing blue' sky
about what is good and bad. to peak through the cloudy
The advocacy groups have Then consumers would freely Heavens!
been successful. Kentucky choose whatever they want to FAA spokesperson Elizabeth
Fried Chicken, Wendy's and eat. Isham Cory said it was caused
'Starbucks vowed to0, reduce azd That iihowitwdigo.about it- -.by a "weather phenomenonn" .
t rns fats. New .York '. ityy .iir oai'oc'ety',thathisqhliily--f-ee. i.Youaknow wheat Liaflightiingu
banned their use in restau- and open. Instead, we're hurricanes, tornadoes, snow
rants within all five boroughs. yielding to a small group of storms and floods are weather
These actions have fueled people who want to decide phenomenons. Which one of
my addiction to the latest for- what the rest of us should eat them put a big round hole in
bidden' fruit to be vilified -- who want to use the courts the' clouds?
across the airwaves, and the government to force The story didn't hit': for
I wake nights in a cold their will on the rest of us for almost two months, when on
sweat. In my slippers and our own good. New Years Day the Chicago
pajamas, I walk to the car. I These are the people who Tribune published details.
drive to the convenience fuel my addiction. Then this past Sunday a bright
store. I stand for hours near The truth be told, my ill- green low flying light, the size
the heated rollers in the back ness began when the same of a big airplane, was seen by
of the room. I watch the hot people ran Olestra out of "many" Singaporeans.' There
dogs and mini tacos roll town. Olestra, was an engi- was even a video of the east to
round and round. neered fat'that the, human west flight recorded by a
And then I binge. I eat body was unable to absorb. teenager with his cell phone.
everything sitting on those Sure, some people had diges- The meteorological service said
hot rollers, then move to the tive tract problems when they it had no info on the "phe-
chip aisle, where I devour ate it, but most of us could eat nomenon" (there's that word
Pringles, Doritos, Cheetos as much as we wanted and again) and that it was too small
and a variety of deep-fried not gain a pound. to show up on satellite pic-
delicacies. What a free and spirited tures! Come on! I've been to
I saunter over to the baked- country America was then.. Google Earth and my ex wife's
goods aisle; the finest aisle in Jay Leno summed it up well. Acura shows up on Satellite!
the store. I devour Twinkles Only a country like that You're telling me a big aircraft
and Ding Dongsi and Dolly would try to invent fake fat. wouldn't?
Madison pies. I gorge myself, Tom Purcell is a humor Now I don't know what's
until a trans-fatty sugar rush columnist syndicated exclusively going on all of a sudden, but
causes me to black out. I wake by Cagle Cartoons. For cor- I'm kind of afraidto turn on
in a damp alley,,candy wrap- ments to Tom, please.eriail him the local TV news weather fore-
pers spread about the pave- at TomPurcell@aol.com. cast tonight! "Expect cloudy
skies through tomorrow with
occasional circular holes,
allowing brief beams of sun
endearing to owners light. Tomorrow night will
bring clearing skies, with a
slight chance of westerly large
There may also be a supply green lights!"
problem. I was told that the Seriously, let's think about
females usually birth only this for a minute. Is something
one or two pups at a time. happening on Earth that has
With such scarcity, I suppose other worlds upset? Have we
the adoptive "parents" cele- insensitively offended, a neigh-
brate the blessed event by bor or maybe neighbors in
toasting each -other with space. Could it be like the way
champagne or, better yet, some Native Americans take
chocolate maltas. offense to baseball and football
Years ago, there was a near- teams named Braves, Indians,
tragedy involving one ,of Redskins and Chiefs?
these cute canines here at the OK, where do we start? We
Beaches. My dear chum Ethel have Mars and Milky Way
JOHN had a nighttime fire that candy bars, Venus Swimwear,
HARDEBECK destroyed her Neptune Beach Saturn automobiles and Miss
COLMJMNIST home. Fortunately, she and Universe. Wait a minute, that-
the other family members may be it! Since 1952, all 55
there escaped. Miss Universe Pageant winners
although there were a few However, when they were have been Earth women'
bozos. (Just kidding. The men outside, with the flames Flying saucers over Chicago
there were small and seemed spreading, her daughter and green streaking mysterious
pretty smart.) Maggi remembered that her aircraft lights over Singapore.
Trying to figure out why pet female Maltese, Lacy we haven't completely profiled
there were none of the dogs (sometimes called' "Little the captains. But odds are,,
around despite the fact that Dog"), was still inside, their blond!

they're named after the place,
I decided that the natives
were keeping them inside to
avoid their being "dog-
napped." The breed is prized
by lots of rich and famous
people (e.g., actress Elizabeth
Taylor) and the little pooches
tend to be expensive to
adopt---reportedly hundreds
of dollars or more.

Desperately, Maggi ran back
in and rescued her. It was
none too soon, because sec-
onds later the fire exploded
through the house. Love can
be a valorous thing.
If I get a Maltese, I'm gonna
train it as a guard dog---to
stop break-ins by bugs.

Jennifer Wise
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Spa, doctors partner
The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn
& Club is partnering with two
Ponte Vedra plastic surgeons
who will offer non-invasive
services such as Botox injec-
tions, laser hair removal and
wrinkle filler at the spa.
The physicians, John Harris
and Mark Freeman, have a
practice in Ponte Vedra,
onte Vedra MedSpa.
This alliance makes the
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club one
of the few resorts in the coun-
try to blend traditional pam-
pering treatments with a med-
ical component.
The medical services will be
given at club's spa by appoint-
Chamber events
The Ponte Vedra Chamber
of Commerce has scheduled
the following upcoming
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ponte
Vedra Wellness Center, 880

State Road A1A, suite 3.
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the
Sawgrass Marriott Resort.
County Commissioner
Thomas Manuel will speak
during lunch & learn.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, Cathy
Hagan, area director of the
Small Business Development
Center at the University of
North Florida is available for
appointments at 1 p.m., 2
p.m. and 3 p.m. at the cham-
ber office, 4 Sawgrass Village,
suite 120A.
Call 285-2004 to schedule a
private consultation.
Tree fest nets $14,000
The St. Johns County
Festival of Trees at World Golf
Village raised more than
$14,000 to be shared between
two St. Johns County-based
charities United Way and
an Empty Stocking Fund.
Sixty-three companies and
organizations contributed
decorated trees for display

Dec. 1 to Dec. 10 in the festi-
val held in the St. Johns
County Convention Center.
Money was raised from an
auction and the public's vot-
ing on favorite trees.
Neighbors offer help
Residents of Sawmill Lakes
and Odoms Mills in Ponte
Vedra Beach and Walden
Chase near Nease High are
among those who contributed
to the Toys for Tots collection
organized by Coldwell Banker
Walter Williams Realty.
Coldwell Banker Walter
Williams said that by visiting
the neighborhoods to collect
for the drive, the drive was
very successful, and the com-
pany plans to continue
expanding its base of neigh-
borhoods for future collec-
Realtors help shelters
Hubbard House in Clay
County and Quigley House in

Duval County, domestic
abuse shelters, are getting
fund-raising help from
Vanguard Realty GMAC Real
Estate. Vanguard agents will
be going door-to-door in
neighborhoods throughout
Clay and Duval counties to
promote awareness and raise
money to support the shel-
The agents will make their
visits Feb. 17, Feb. 20, March
20 and March 25 in the cam-
paign, "Opening the Door to
Peace in Every Home."
Coffee on the coast
The Beaches Branch of the
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce will meet for cof-
fee at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan.
18, at VyStar Credit Union,
1238 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, in Beach Plaza. The
cost is $2.
Top agents announced
Marsh Landing Realty has
named its top sales agents for
December. Lisa Milne is top

listing agent, and Hazel
Cooksey and Dee Walker are
top selling agents.

Theresa Bennett, right, has
joined IronStone Bank as a
business banker in Ponte Vedra
Beach, 110 Professional Dr.

Red tag sale on homes
Watson Realty offices are
having a red tag sale Saturday
and Sunday, when select
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buyers who are prepared to
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Buyers should look for red tag
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Shirley J. Anderson, 58, of Ponte as a devoted wife, mother and grand-
Vedra Beach died at home Jan. 9, 2007 mother, the family said. She is survived
following a difficult and complicated ill- by her husband of 37 years, John ("Jay");
ness. She was born in Ebensburg, Pa. her two sons, Keith and Tim, and their
and lived in Ponte Vedra for more than wives, Megan (Butler) and Brooke
20 years. (Weishaar); and her 14-month-old
Anderson took her nurse's training at granddaughter, Carys. Her parents,
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Francis and Rita Heiss of Ebensburg, Pa.,
Lancaster, Pa., where she was class pres- also survive her.
ident all three years. She later graduated Anderson was an active member of
from Case Western Reserve University, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
first in her class, with bachelors and Church, a daily communicant and a
masters degrees in Community Health Eucharistic minister. She actively partic-
Nursing. ipated in a longstanding Bible study
Anderson enjoyed a diversified 30- group of fellow parish women and, with
year, hospital-based nursing career at her husband, founded and supervised
Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville and the Nocturnal Adoration Group at the
numerous other hospitals throughout parish.
the country. Following her hospital The family will receive friends from 6
career, she turned to teaching and was a p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of
clinical instructor in Community Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. A Rosary
Health Nursing at both Case Western will be said for her at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
and the University of North Florida. in the funeral home. Mass of Christian
Anderson was known in Jacksonville Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
for her impact in community health. At Saturday in Our Lady Star of the Sea
Baptist Medical Center she designed Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach,
and gave birth to "Tipping the Scale," a followed by a luncheon reception.
very successful youth-mentoring part- As one of Anderson's dreams was to
nership among The Bridge of Northeast help children of less fortunate families
Florida, Baptist Medical Center, St. complete their.education for the prom-
Vincent's Medical Center and Shands- ise and hope for a better future, her fam-
Jacksonville. This program has received ily asks that, in lieu of flowers, memori-
national recognition for its., impact d6nia, ,contributioQa jiray be maade, to The
the lives and future careers, of under-, Tipping the-.ScaidePogram of ithe Baptist,
privileged youth in Jacksonville. Health Foundation. Contributions
Anderson volunteered at The Bridge should be made payable to Baptist
as well as the WeCare Clinic at Mission Health Foundation, 836 Prudential Dr.,
House in Jacksonville Beach. Suite 1205, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Although a very successful nursing Services under the direction of
professional, Anderson was at her best Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home.


Dr. William P. "Bill" Sommers, 7:
Ponte Vedra Beach died Jan. 7, 20(
his home. A native of Michigan
and his wife, Josephine Sommers,
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more than 40 years, including a
year tenure at Booz-Allen & Hamil
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In the' mid-1990s, he joined
SRI International (formerly
Stanford Research Institute),
one of the world's largest not-
for-profit research, develop-
ment and consulting organiza-
tions, as its president and CEO.
Before joining SRI, Sommers
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had a deep appreciation for the impor-
tance of a technological education. He
actively encouraged young students to
pursue science careers and was hon-
ored by his alma mater for his leader-
ship in raising scholarship and endow-
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Sommers is survived by his wife,
Josephine; sister, Peggy Topp; daugh-
ter, Clare Sommers; son, William
Sommers; step-daughter, Joanna
Weems; step-sons, John Hughes and
Russell Hughes; and seven grandchil-
dren, Britten, Lee, Maddie and Jack
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Mary Joynler died Jan. 7, 2007.
She was born in Jacksonville Jan.
19, 1916, the only child of Hattie
and Waverly Flournoy.
Joyner graduated from Andrew
Jackson High School in 1934.
She worked as a secretary to the
manager of administration at
Riverside Clinic for many years,
retiring in 1972.
Joyner spent most of her life in
Jacksonville, but had been in an
assisted living facility in Tampa for
the past 15 months.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, James H. Joyner, Jr., who.
died in 1958 in Jacksonville Beach.

She is survived by her children, Jim
(Suzanne), Mary (Don), Gordon,
Carol (Chris, deceased), Ernie
(Nancy) and Wayne (Val); grand-
children, Jim, (Monika), Gordon
(Deb), Richard (Beth), Geoffrey,
Jennifer (Eric) Karen, John (Karen),
Chris, Jamie, Erik, Jessica and
Tyler; and five great-grandchil-
dren, Haley, Brian, Matt, Makaela
and Christian.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday in the chapel at Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home, 1701
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.


law and mother-in-law, Kenneth
and Elizabeth Reagle; two broth-
ers-in-law, Kenneth Reagle and
Jack Reagle (Peggy); sister-in-law,
Beth Ann Pesce (Marty); and many'
other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Ester Marie.
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of
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Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery.
Services under the direction of
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Richard A. Knight, 52, died Jan.
9, 2007 at his home in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
He was born Dec. 29, 1954 in
Ellwood City, Pa. and lived in
Inverness, Fla. for 12 years prior to
moving to Jacksonville five years
Knight's family was the most
important part of his life; he and
his wife, Suzann, were inseparable,
family said.
His sense of humor and kind
heart touched everyone who knew
He had a strong presence that
brought comfort to others, the
family said.
Knight was a photographer who
loved to spend his weekends snap-
ping shots of the Ponte Vedra
Panther football players and
cheerleaders. He will be greatly
missed by all who knew him, the
family said.
Knight is survived by his wife,
Suzann; two daughters, Ashley
and Sarah; five siblings, Katherine
McKelvey (R.J.), William, Robert,
Melody Orr (Doug) and Gary
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Forum series here educates participants on different faiths

. ) ^,:* :,: .^.,' by KATHY NICOLETTI

Ron Gibbons (from left), Corky Borders, and Ginger Sheridan
participated in the Adult Forum Series on Islam, Judaism, and
Buddhism at St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church.

People seeking knowledge
about world religions had an
opportunity to learn about
three religious faiths at the
Adult Forums held at St. Paul's
by the Sea Episcopal Church
The programs were offered
to teach "how we can have
stronger and better inter-faith
relationships," said Corky
Borders, a member of the
committee that organized the
Three weeks of the Adult
Forum series focused on the
Islamic, Buddhist, and Jewish
faiths. Each week a speaker
representing one of the faiths
gave a presentation.
Between 40 and 50 people
attended each
of the meetings with the
highest attendance at the
program on the Islamic faith,
said Borders.
Several of those who had
attended the programs, held
in late 2006, met in mid-
December to discuss their
Those attending the discus-
sion were Frances Wiggins,
Tony Gabrielle, Libra Gysel,
Nancy Jones, Ginger

Sheridan, Ron Gibbens, and
The forums gave partici-
pants a chance to compare
and contrast the religions,
Wiggins said.
Christianity, Islam, and
Judaism trace their heritage
to Abraham and even to
David, said Borders.
"There are a lot of similari-
ties. Each worships one God
and each has some branching
off of denominations,"
Wiggins said.
She also said that she
learned from the forum that
some variations in the prac-
tice of Judaism were based on
the culture where the people
were living.
The guest speakers were
"immensely enlightening,
very clear and organized,"
said Gysel.
The world is large and it is
good to learn, even minimal-
ly, about other religions as it
helps to understand the
world, she said..
"It is easier to ask questions
when someone is coming in
as a spokesperson than when
speaking with someone casu-
ally," Sheridan said.
The common threads were
highlighted, said Gibbons,
who also said that he came

away from the forum on Islam
with a different understand-
ing of the word jihad.
"Jihad has more to do with
personal discipline and not
with doing harm,"he said.
It was explained as looking
at your life and examining it,.
Gabrielle agreed.
Time was a limiting factor
even though there was an
opportunity for questions
after each speaker's presenta-
"We didn't get into tough
issues like Israel and
Palestine and Islamic radi-
cals," said Borders.
Several of those who attend-
ed, agreed that they were a lit-
tle hesitant to approach some
of these topics.
To some of the participants,
Buddhism seemed to be a less
structured religion than the
others that were discussed.
It's more of "a way of life,"
said Gabrielle.
Buddhism seemed to be
more of a personal religion
while Islam, Judaism, and
Christianity are based more
on a community, said
The Adult Forum Series will
resume at 8:45 a.m. in the
Stormes Library at St. Paul's
by the Sea. Topics are varied.

Visitors from the communi-
ty who are interested are wel-
come to attend, said Borders.
Contact the church office,
465 11th Avenue N. in
Jacksonville Beach, at 249-
4091 for information.

F^ ^- ^ ^ ^

Q&A to better understanding:

Islam, Buddhism and Judaism

Forum speakers on the
Islamic, Jewish, and Buddhist
religions were asked to
respond to five questions as a
follow-up to the St. Paul's by
the Sea Episcopal Church
Adult Forum. The following
are their responses.

Parvez Ahmced, Chairnma of the,
FIlrida Capter '. 'Council op
Americai-TSlamic'Faifih Speaker
at "A Look at the Islamic Faith"
1/ What is the most impor-
tant aspect of your religion?
"Absolute monotheism i.e.
the worship of One God with-
out ascribing any partners to
Him. From this fundamental
concept of monotheism flows
six articles of faith belief in
One God, belief in Angels, belief
in all Divinely Revealed Books
(such as the Torah, Gospels,
Quran), belief in all Prophets
and Messengers (From Adam to
Noah to Abraham, to Moses, to
Jesus, and finally to
Muhammad as people who
came to guide humanity. As
Muslims we make no distinc-
tion between any of God's
Messengers and
Prophets), belief in divine
destiny, and belief in the day of
These articles of faith lead us
to practicing the five pillars of
Islam declaration of faith,
prayers, fasting, charity, and pil-
2/ What did you hope'to
convey to those who attended
the Forum?
"The shared values between
Islam and the other monotheis-
tic faiths such as Christianity
and Judaism."

3/ What is the least under-
stood aspect of your religion?
"Islam is not a new faith.
Islam came to humanize civi-
lization and it has had great
impact on changing the course

of human civilization.
European Renaissance would
not be possible without the
:presence of Muslims in Europe
Islam is a faith rooted in
attaining peace through justice.
Islam is both peace and justice."

4/ When you speak about
your faith with those outside
your religion, what is the
most frequent question you

Bill Mayhew Speaker at "A Look at the Buddhist Faith"
1/ What is the most important aspect of your religion?
"The most important aspect is having a better understanding of
what life really is."

2/ What did you hope to convey to those who attended the
"I wanted to convey an overview of the Buddhist faith."

3/ What is the least understood aspect of your religion?
"Buddha was not a god and never pretended to be one; he was a

4/ When you speak about your faith with those outside your
religion, what is the most frequent question you receive?
"How did you become involved with Buddhism? The answer is
through stress reduction meditation."

5/ What is your background and/or position within your reli-
"I have been a practicing Buddhist for 10 years."

"Why have Muslims not con-
demned terrorism? The fact is
Muslims have unequivocally
condemned terrorism. Either
people are not hearing what we
are saying or the message is not
being conveyed to the general
masses through our media."

5/ What is your background
and/or position within your
"I am a practicing Muslim."

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Jewish Faith"
1/ What is the most important aspect of your religion?
"There really is no one way to answer this question. There are those who would say that devotion
to God and/or a belief in one God is the most important aspect. Others might say adherence to
mitzvot (commandments), ethical behavior in all aspect of one's life, a commitment to social justice,
or the notion of peoplehood. For me, personally, I would say that Judaism is not something to be
practiced only in the synagogue, on specific days or at specific times; it is a way of being that informs
every aspect of your life."
2/ What did you h9pe to convey to those who attended the Forum?
i"I wanted to c .y ie main tents of ludaism'"ek question #1), while acknowledging the diver-
sity of beliefsanc bservances wituhn the various streanis of Judaism."
3/ What is the least understood aspect of your religion?
"Probably the least understood aspect of Judaism is that practice is more important than belief.
What we do carries substantially more weight than what we think. For example, having impure
thoughts is not considered a sin according to Judaism, only acting upon them. Technically, one can
be Jewish without believing in God, so long as you follow the commandments and behave in a man-
ner consistent with Jewish teachings and values. Judaism teaches us to live in (and for) the present.
We are not striving to get to a better place; it is what we do here on earth during our lifetime that is
4/ When you speak about your faith with those outside your religion, what is the most fre-
quent question you receive?
"There, are several questions I am frequently asked. People want to know about Jewish holiday
observances. They are also curious about ritual garb, i.e. tallit (prayer shawl) and kippah (skull cap,
also known as a yarmulke). I am often asked what Jews believe about heaven and hell, and why don't
Jews believe in Jesus. For the record, Jews acknowledge the existence of Jesus, however we believe
that he was a human being born of human parents, who lived and died a Jew. We know historical-
ly he was recognized as a great teacher; he may even have been a rabbi. However, we do not believe
that he was the son of God or that he was the messiah. Our messiah hasn't yet arrived, as evidenced
by the fractured and imperfect state of our world."
5/ What is your background and/or position within your religion?
"I have an eclectic Jewish background, having been raised- Conservative while attending an
Orthodox overnight Hebrew-speaking camp for many summers. I now consider myself an observant
Reform Jew. Have a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and an MAEd
from the University of Judaism. I was a synagogue educator for 20 years prior to coming to
Jacksonville, where I currently serve as the Jewish Community Educator for the Jacksonville Jewish
Federation. I have worked with learners of all ages (from babies through seniors) and in a number of
settings, including youth groups, religious schools, adult education programs, retreats, and camps."

Eileen Lucille Tucker (79) of Atlantic Beach passed into
Eternity on December 29, 2006 with her daughter,
Tehani, and Father Ron Camarda by her side. Due to
several strokes and the onset of Alzheimer's Disease,
Eileen has been in the care of the supportive and caring
staff of Fleet Landing for the last 10 years, and under the '
loving care of Hospice for the last 3 years. Eileen was .
born in Detroit, MI and her family moved to Florida in .,
1945. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley
B. and Josephine M. Bozyk Eileen was a graduate of
Jacksonville University and retired from the Department
of the Navy in 1987 after 35 years of excellent and honorable service. Her last 27
years of Civil Service were spent at Mayport Naval Station where she went from Chief
Operator to Telephone Communications Specialist. She then worked for the Marriott
Sawgrass in the PBX Department from 1987 until 1995. Eileen was involved in the
church her entire life and belonged to Christ the Redeemer Church in Ponte Vedra
Beach. She sang in the choir, loved ceramics, dancing, watching Florida State football
and working in her yard. Her greatest love was her daughter Tehani and she was
always involved in all of her daughter's activities and endeavors. Eileen will be missed
by a large circle of family and friends. Eileen was predeceased by Ralph W. Tucker,
Tehini's father. She is survived by her daughter Tehani Tucker (John) Kisor and her
grandchildren, Jacob William and Jenna Elizabeth of Palm Bay, FL. She is also
survived by her sister Chickie Dee (Robert) Williamson of Memphis, TN and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Christian Memorial will be held on Saturday,
January 20, 2006 at 1:00pm at Christ the Redeemer Church, 190 South Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with Reverend David Sheffield officiating. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
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Bible Study
Neptune Baptist Church will have a Bible
Study for Adults 55 years and older from 11
a.m. to noon on Jan. 29, 30, and 31. The speak-
er will be the Rev. Thomas Bary, Jr. Lunch will
be provided at noon for a $5 donation. The
church address is 407 Third Street, call 249-
2307 for information.

Torah Series
Chabad @ the Beaches will offer a series
exploring the Book of Exodus in the Torah.
Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky will lead the series
which will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at
Chabad at 521 AlA N in Ponte Vedra. No prior
knowledge is necessary to participate in the
series, a $36 donation is recommended with
prior registration. Call 285-1588 for informa-

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, Jan. 26 at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church. Trio Con Brio consists of
musicians on cello, violin, and piano. The con-
cert is free and open to the public. St. Paul's is
at 465 11th Ave. N: in Jacksonville Beach; call
249-4091 for information.

Church Women United
Church Women United will meet at 10 a.m.
on Friday at First Christian Church of the
Beaches. The meeting will include the installa-
tion of officers and a silent auction. The
church address is 2125 Ocean Front in Neptune

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

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
register call the church office at 241-9400. The
course will be held at Redeemer Anglican
Church at 7500 Southside Blvd.

Gospel Choir
The 9t. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church Gospel Choir will be celebrating their
anniversary Jan. 21 at 3:30 p.m.. For more information call Carrie Brewton 221-4078.

Grief Ministry
The Healing Hearts Ministry of Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian church began a 10-week small
group, self-guided journey through the grief
process at 7 p.m. on Sunday at 7 p.m. Healing
Hearts Ministry is led by trained volunteers
Beth and David Bolton. For information con-
tact them at 280-7820 or at etbolton@bell-

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 information 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 problems, meets every Friday at 6:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall of Beach United
Methodist Church; 3rd Street at 7th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The program emphasizes
that through worship and same-gender small
groups, people can work on personal struggles
such as eating disorders, alcohol/drug abuse,
and codependency. The evenings begin with
dinner. Call 249-2343.

Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian Church offers
"Bible and Bagels", a men's Bible study group,
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church address is 4140
Hodges Blvd. For information call 223-6922.
The men's group from Calvary Anglican
Church meets at 6 a.m. Friday at Denny's
Restaurant, on Atlantic Blvd. Pastor David
Sandifer will facilitate a study of "Devotional
Classics" by Richard S. Foster. For information
call the church office at 241-9400
A men's Bible study is held at 7 a.m.

Monday at Ponte Vedra United Methodist
Church, 35 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Palms Presbyterian men's Bible study is held
at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the Youth
Center/Fellowship Hall.
Community Presbyterian Church at 150
Sherry Dr. in Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church has a
Men's Prayer Group and Bible Study which
meets on the first and third Saturday of the
month at 8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The men's
group also participates in outreach efforts. All
are welcome to attend. The address is 465 11th
Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community Church offers Men's
Study Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7 p.m. on
Wednesday. Contact the church office at 249-
3030 for information; the church address is
298 Aquatic Drive in Atlantic Beach.

Singles groups
The following are church-related singles
groups in the Beaches area. Church member-
ship is riot required:
New Life Christian Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville has monthly Single Adult
Ministry meetings. A White-Elephant Gift
Exchange will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
The annual Singles Christmas Banquet will be
at 7 p.m on Saturday at the Genesis Cafe.
Tickets are $20 and need to be purchased in
advance. Contact Claudia at 223-6000 for
information., Childcare is provided for some
Beach United Methodist Church has Monday
Night Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on Monday
nights and Singles Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday. For information visit
www.beachumc.org or call 249-2343. BUMC is
located at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church, 610 Florida Blvd.,
Neptune Beach. Singles over age 33 meet the
last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive
in Ponte Vedra, offers a singles ministry called
Solo Flight. For information contact the church
office at 285-6127.
Christ the Redeemer Church, 190 S. Roscoe
Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly Bible study
and monthly social event such as square danc-
ing for ages 30 and up. 280-5813.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian, Church, 4510 Palm
Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Bible study
group at 11 a.m. Sunday and occasional other
activities for singles ages 30 and older.

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400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
Sunday 7:45, 9:00 11.00 AM 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
10:15 AM Christian Formation, Saturday Holy Eucharist 5.30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 6 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6 p m except Wed
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
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Sunday 9 AM Worship; 10:15 AM Christian Formation
Nursery Provided
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Home Church
off Kernan

Meet Sundays
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
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ml 247-1442
Holy Communion
every Sunday at 8:00 A.M.
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar

A Stephen Ministry Congregation
S1801 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
Sunday Worship
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School
Children 9:15am
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Nursery Provided

150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL
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PreschoolKindergarten Office 241-7335
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 7 p.m.
Weekday Preschool/Kindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds)
Palm Valley Baptist Church
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0904) 285-2447
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Sunday School for aol ages .... 9:15am
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Sunday Services
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Nursery Provided Infants through 5 years

276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
Ph. 285-5347
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
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Sunday Church School 9:45am
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Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Churchl
"Where friends gather to worship"
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
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 AlA from Rawlings School
Behind Prosperity Bank
280-5141 www.pv-umc.org
"Connecting the Unconnected"

Worship Service Eucharist
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6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
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6:30 pm The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
407 Third Street
www.neptunebapfist.org Neptune Beach
Tom Bary, Pastor 904-249-2307

of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach
Come worship with us by the ocean.
Traditional Services
8:00 & 9:00 am
Celebration Praise
10:45 am
5:30 Supper
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Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010
James Collins, Associate Pastor

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Associate Pastor Howard McMinn
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Jacksonville Beach
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
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If I'm ever charged with a
crime, I want baseball
writers Peter Gammons,
Jayson Stark and Tim
Kurkjian on my jury.
They're among the Hall of
Fame voters who cast ballots
in favor of Mark McGwire.
Each said he didn't have
enough proof that the slug-
ger ever used performance-
enhancing drugs. Well of
course not, as long as you're
willing to ignore McGwire's
gargantuan size, 70 home
runs in 1998, the confession
of a former teammate who
claims to have injected the
first baseman and that bot-
tle of androstenedione
found in his locker.
Great gig being a college
football analyst in print,
on radio or'television.
Recall how many "experts"
assured the public Ohio
State was a virtual lock to
win the BCS title Monday
night. Yet come Tuesday
morning, when their prog-
nostications proved about
as reliable as a two-dollar
watch, none of them lost
their jobs.
Despite some chilly tem-
peratures this week, spring is
in the air: Baseball activities
have begun at Fletcher and
Nease high schools.
Can we say Gators coach
Urban Meyer sprung a
Leak Monday night?

Heart-warming story
about Barry Bonds in the
New York Daily News this
week. Seems the bulbous-
headed power hitter tested
positive for amphetamiires
last season. He immediately
blamed teammate Mark
Sweeney, saying he "bor-
rowed" a supplement from
Sweeney's locker that must
have been tainted. What -
you don't believe Barry? You
don't think the most scruti-
nized man in all of baseball
could accidently scarf down
a pill he found rolling
around on the floor of the
Giants locker room? You're
so cynical.
With the college football
championship game being
played later and later into
the following calendar
year each season, maybe
fans are headed for an ulti-
mate pigskin weekend in
which the BCS title game
is contested on a Saturday
with the NFL's Super Bowl
on Sunday.
What in the world has
happened to tennis's
Williams sisters? Serena
crashed and burned this
week in the quarterfinals of
,the Hobart International, a
fourth-tier tournament,
while elder sibling Venus
withdrew from the
Australian Open citing a
wrist injury. Seems like only
yesterday the Williamses
dominated the women's
tour with a mixture of ath-
leticism and intimidation.
Re-united? While Nease
High offensive lineman
James Wilson seems firmly
committed to USC, the
Florida Gators continue to
pursue him. Wilson said
he'll visit UF once more,
ostensibly to check on for-
mer teammate Tim Tebow,
but perhaps Florida's
national title might be per-
suasive enough to get the
6'5", 305-pounder to pass
and run block for his old

The victories keep piling up
for Nease boys soccer this sea-
son. The latest was a hard-
fought 2-1 decision over
Femandina Beach on
Panthers junior Myles
Wright. notched both goals for
the winners, with assists com-
ing from Nick Janacko and
Ryan Corning.
With the win, Nease
improved to 13-2-2 on the
season, and 9-Q-1 in district
First-year head coach Ken
Kirsch has his troops firing on
all cylinders as the season
draws to a rapid conclusion.
The Panthers will host
Daytona Seabreeze tonight in
a 7 p.m. varsity start, then
travel to Fletcher High next
Tuesday to finish up the regu-
lar season with another
installment of the Beaches
St. Johns River Athletic
Conference tournament play
begins next Thursday when
Nease takes on Orange Park at
home in a 7 p.m. start.
The district championships
follow, beginning Jan. 24 with
the championship game slated
for Jan. 26 at St. Augustine.
While the Panthers boys
team has been overshadowed
by the girls squad in recent
years, this season's edition has
an opportunity to play far
into the postseason.
Sparked by seniors Palmer
Davis, Corning, Jed Galasso,
Kyle Ringeisen and Ian
Svilokos, Nease boasts a pow-
erful offensive attack and a
tough, stingy defense.
The only blemishes on the
Panthers' record came in last
month's Tampa Admiral
Tournament against Sarasota
and Winter Springs.
Signature victories over
county rivals St. Augustine
and Bartram Trail have opened
eyes to the Panthers' potential
this season and other wins
have fueled the expectation of
a run' in the state playoffs.

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Nease forward Filip Ivanov, left, battles for the ball against St. Augustine in November. Under first-year head coach Ken Kirsch, the
Panthers have compiled a superb 13-2-2 record this season, and are 9-0-1 in district play. Nease is in an excellent position to
make a postseason run deep into the state playoffs.

Girls squad revs up for another title run

Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Panthers forward Lauren Pettigrew controls the ball
during action earlier this season.
TOP RIGHT: Midfielder/Forward Kristen Hoover (4) triggers
Nease's offense and has helped the team build an 18-1-4
record this season.
RIGHT: Goalkeeper Catherine O'Donnell has been outstanding.

Gators make believers of many skeptics

verrated, clap, clap,
clap, clap, clap.
O-ver-ra-ted, clap, clap,
clap, clap, clap.
University of Florida foot-
ball fans who made the trek
out to the desert to bear wit-
ness to their team's second
ever national title Monday
night made sure that Ohio
State fans, and any other fan
who jumped on the
Buckeyes' bandwagon and
doubted the Gators, would
go to bed with that chant
stuck in their heads.
Maybe they should have
replaced "overrated" with
Because while it is clear

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.
There is a bowling league for
seniors 55 and up at Beach
Bowl on Beach Boulevard.
Competition in the Monday
league begins at 1 p.m., with
practice starting at 12:45 p.m.
Call Paula at 249-9849 fdr

Flag Football

that the Buckeyes were .
nowhere close to the jugger-
naut they were painted to be

Eight-on-eight flag football
for kids ages 7 to 15 will take
place at the Carver Center
beginning in February.
Registration is underway with
a $10 entry fee for each player.
Proof of age is required for regis-
tration, as is presence of a par-
ent or guardian.
All players will receive equal
playing time and sign-ups are
taking place at the Carver
Center, 738 4th Ave. S. in
Jacksonville Beach. For more
information contact Mr. Blunt
at 247-6218.
Girls on the Run
Registration is now open for
Girls on the Run of N.E.
Florida, an after-school pro-
gram for girls that combines
running and training for a 5K
(3.1 miles) run/walk, along
with healthy living education
and life lessons. Spring pro-
grams take place at various.
locations throughout Ponte
Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach

leading up to the title game,
neither were the Gators the
hapless bunch whom many
speculated didn't belong on
the same field with Ohio
State. Maybe Ohio State did-
n't belong on the same field
with Florida.
The truth is, the Buckeyes,
or as some have tabbed
them, "the Luckeyes," cake-
walked through a bad Big 10
conference, padding their
stats and passing out blinders
along the way to whomever
would wear them. The
Gators, meanwhile, had the
weekly grind of playing in
the SEC. By the way, those
who still don't buy into the
idea that the SEC is the
strongest conference in

and Neptune Beach. Volunteer
coaches are also needed to
work with a team of girls. For
more information phone 321-
4315 or visit
Registration for the Ponte
Vedra Soccer Club's spring sea-
son will soon end. Electronic
registration is available via the
Internet at PonteVedraSoccer-
Club.com. Cost is $130 and
new players must provide copy
of birth certificate. Children
must have been 4 by July 31,
2006, to play. The season takes
place from March to May.

Registration for the Beaches
Soccer League spring season
sponsored by Fletcher High
School will take place during
January at Soccer Stop, 1518 N.
3rd St., Jacksonville Beach dur-
ing regular business hours. BSL
is a recreational league for

America, chew on this:
Vanderbilt produced more
sweaty palms in Gator Nation
than the Buckeyes.
Vanderbilt. How did that
Many likened Florida ver-
sus Ohio State to David ver-
sus Goliath.Well, David just
sucker-punched the giant in
his crotch, took his lunch
money and sent him back to
play with kids his own age.
Hey movie buffs, try this
analogy on for size.
Remember when Rocky
Balboa won his first title
against Apollo Creed? What
happened next? He proceed-
ed to knock out one stiff
after another, making himself
look good while not really



University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak (12) gets ready to fire a pass against Georgia last November at AIIltel Stadium in
Jacksonville. Leak led the Gators to the BCS national championship with a 41-14 victory over Ohio State Monday in Glendale, Ariz.

Memo to North Floridians:

We've got a good team here

I want all northern
Floridians to know one
thing. We have a great
NFL team here.
Some of you don't think
so, do you?
You rip the Jacksonville
Jaguars every Monday morn-
ing after a loss. You call local
newspapers and let them
know how you really feel
about your home team in the
"Monday Morning
Quarterback" section.
You'd like to see an entire
coaching staff jobless after a
three-point loss.-
Tell me how David Garrard
can be the answer at quarter-
back for three weeks, then
one bad game and he should
be benched so that Josh
Scobee can take snaps?
You know what I think?
Actually, I should ask, do you
care what I think?
We had a Super Bowl-cal-
iber team this season. That's


how I see it.
Now that you're done
laughing at me, I'll explain
my little theory here.
First off, we owned playoff
teams this season. Although
we split games with the
Indianapolis Colts, we still
won the most recent outing
44-17. They couldn't touch

our running game even if
they built a concrete wall on
the 50-yard line. We beat
another playoff team, the
New York Jets, so bad, the
outcome resembled more of a
mismatched high school
game than the NFL.
Still not convinced?
We also knocked out three
NFC-playoff teams, the Dallas
Cowboys, the New York'
Giants and the Philadelphia
We took out the defending
Super Bowl champion
Pittsburgh Steelers before we
knew this wasn't a good sea-
son for them. OK, so we went
8-8 this year. We lost our
final three games. We could-
n't beat :Houston if a Pop
Warner kid started behind
the center for them.
But we did in fact, with the
exception of the Texans'
stomping in the first meet-
ing, lose seven games by
seven points or less. It's not

like we came in with Florida
State's offense and UCF's
We should have beat New
England. We could have beat-
en Kansas City. Yet, the
media and, more important-
ly, the fans make the Jags
look like they're worthy of
the top pick in April's draft.
We had a Rookie of the
Year runner-up in Maurice
Drew- Jones. We had a pro
bowler in Rashean Mathis.
We nearly had two '1,000-
yard running backs.
Jacksonville could have
made it far this year. A few
mistakes here and there were
the only thing that got in the
way. But who doesn't make
mistakes? The team is
human, just like you and me.
Yet you bash them like
they're supposed to be super
heroes or something.
Rosenblum is a columnist for
the Nassau County Record.

players 4 years old through 6th
grade. Roster size is eight play-
ers and games are five-a-side
with no goalkeepers.
Registration fee is $60 for an
eight-game season and
includes shirt and socks.
Games begin the week of
March 5 and are played
Tuesday or Thursday evenings
at 5:30 p.m. at the San Pablo
Elementary School fields.
Contact Mike Levine at
or 635-8969.

Women's Fitness
Registration is now taking
place for Beach Girls Fitness,
an outdoor fitness program for
women. Camps involve total
body workouts designed to
help women lose weight, gain
energy and build self-esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at
8:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion call 403-9568 or visit

gaining an edge. All the
while, a hungry Clubber
Lang trained hard, paid his
dues, and knocked Rocky slap
For'those who aren't good
with movie analogies, Ohio
State was Rocky and Florida
was Clubber, while the Big 10
had a collective cameo
appearance as Spider Rico.
The only difference is that
Rocky was fantasy. What
happened on Monday was
real, much to the chagrin of
Ohio State fans and Gator
haters abroad.
Get ready rival fans,
because Gator Nation will
now be insufferable for a
good long while. After all,
they have a lot of grief to pay
back to all who doubted the
orange and blue. And they
have the ultimate scoreboard
to end any argument waged-
against them.

To add to rival fans' dis-
may, they now have to live
with the fact that the Gators
are the current defending
national champions in bas-
ketball and football and
stand a good chance of play-
ing for a repeat on the hard-
wood in March. And don't be
surprised to find Florida right
in the thick of the hunt from
the get-go of next football
May I have your attention
please? Prepare for departure.
The Gator bandwagon is,
pulling out. Next stop,
What's that? You don't
think so? That's music to
Gator fans' ears.
Sing it with me:
Underestimated, clap, clap,
clap, clap, clap.
Un-der-estim-ated, clap,
clap, clap, clap, clap.

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A tough season for Nease boys basketball

It's been a difficult cam-
paign for the Panthers boys
basketball team, which fell
to Flagler Palm Coast, 71-51,
last Friday night at home. It
was the team's eighth straight
loss since earning a victory
over Bolles in the second
game of the season. Over that
span, Nease dropped a pair of
close overtime contests to
Palatka and Fletcher.
LEFT: Panthers guard
Christian Dennis fires a pass
to an open teammate during
recent action at Nease High
RIGHT: Nease guard Joe
Largura picks up his dribble in
a game against St. Augustine
last Wednesday.
BELOW: Guard Nick Sesnick
drives to the basket against
county rival St. Augustine in a
game played at Nease High.

Photos by Rob DeAngelo

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Pruning is a hot

topic in January

You may laugh at me,
but this past weekend I
had to enlist the help
of my imagination, com-
pelling it to envision a hor-
rible winter blizzard, so fore-
boding that I should not go
You may recall that it was
a positively gorgeous week-
end, but since I had to stay
focused on completing a
massive room cleanup, my
brain had to convince me
that it was too nasty to ven-
ture outdoors.
It worked, but I sure
missed out on a picnic, a
walk, even justreading a
book while basking in the
sun what a bummer.
I have been worrying
about how to best advise
you concerning the topic of
pruning, a typical one for
the month of January.
It is very timely during
that month because it is
usually cold, and plants
have slowed down in their
Yet, we've all heard peo-
ples' comments from up and
down the entire eastern
coast that plants.are flower-
ing now, peach trees with
buds ready to burst, redbuds
already showing their purple
blooms, India Hawthorne
ready to burst with flowers,
Nothing seems to be in a
slowdown mode, and ,
numerous horticulturists
don't know what to tell the
inquiring homeowner or
professional what to do.
The problem is that when
the top part of a plant
blooms, or puts out any
form of new growth, espe-
cially flowers, all of the
energy of the plant goes
into that show.
The roots of the plant give
up their stored nutrients for
the show, thus depleting
their reserves. Reserves nor-
mally build up during win-
ter, when all the other func-
tions of the plant are in a
shutdown phase.
But, with the tempera-
tures hovering in the 70's
and 80's, the plant thinks it
is springtime, and follows
But the plant is a show-
stopper and so you ask,
"What's the problem with
Aside from the biggest
problem being the use of
the nutritional reserves, the
early flowering throws off
the entire natural cycle of
the plant, putting it into a
very stressed mode when we
might get a few cold nights,
freezing any signs of new
growth, even ruining baby
fruit that has begun to form.
And, where is the extra
energy when spring truly
does come to stay? We can
go from straw brown to pic-
ture-perfect green in a mat-
ter of two weeks.
I suppose it is similar to
mama bear and her baby
cub coming out of hiberna-
tion early and finding a few
berries here and there, ready
to stretch and roam about,
and then getting smacked
with weeks of temperatures
in the teens or significantly
lower, forcing them back to
the cave but without any
food stored up.
Birds have started their
returning flights, animals
are coming out of hiding,
fish are confused and have
begun laying eggs, etc.
In our world of nature,
everything is topsy-turvy. It
is interesting to me that the


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Mary Proctor's three-dimensional art is inspired by Bible scripture and childhood memories.

'Missionary exhibits her art

"" "

"Missionary" Mary Proctor
brings her three-dimensional
art to Ponte Vedra in a new
The exhibit "In the Midst of
It" opens today and continues
through Feb. 17 at The
Cultural Center, 50 Executive
Way. .

Proctor. uses objects, from
her junkyard such as jewelry,
mirrors and buttons, to give
her work a three-dimensional
flair, according to The
Cultural Center Web site.
Her works are:inspired by
anything from Bible scripture
to childhood memories and
usually include a message

*.about life, according to the
Web site.
Today's opening reception is
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. She will
also give a lecture today. at 11
The gallery is open Monday
through Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. For more
information call 280-0614.

photo submitted
The cast of ABET's "Rainmaker," from left, Lee Taylor, Bill White, AJ Pratt, Rick DeSpain, Frank
Healey, Cliff Rigsbee, and Gary Baker: The play opens today. Call 249-7177 for reservations.

Boomers should mourn

passing of cartoon icons

Baby boomers with
happy memories of
Saturday morniing car-
toons should pause to mourn
the passing of two of their
The most famous one is
Joseph Barbera, who died
exactly one week before
Christmas at age 95. Hanna-
Barbera, the studio created
by Barbera and his partner
William Hanna, long ago
became synonymous with TV
cartoons. (Hanna died in
Barbera worked for various
animation studios before
meeting cartoon writer
Hanna at MGM in 1937.
Eventually they teamed on a
cartoon titled "Puss Gets the
Boot," featuring a mischie-
vous cat-mouse duo, later
known as Tom and Jerry.
Their cartoons sprawled over
17.years and won seven
Academy Awards.
When MGM abruptly
closed their cartoon unit in
1957, Bill and Joe were at a
loss at what to do. Television
wouldn't splurge for new car-
toons at the going theatrical
So the pair cut their proce-
dures to the bare bones and
introduced their "limited
animation" style with lack-
adaisical Huckleberry Hound.
The show was an instant hit
and Emmy winner.
From there, Hanna and
Barbera produced over 100
cartoon TV series, including
The Flintstones, The Jetsons,
and Scooby-Doo, Where Are
Which brings us to the sec-
ond part of this bittersweet
story. Iwao Takamoto died
this. pst: Monday at age 81.
Never heard of him?
You've heard of his most
famous creation: Scooby-
Ironically, Takamoto
learned his trade in a
California internment camp,
where he and his family were
sent after the bombing of


Pearl Harbor. Fortunately, by
the time Takamoto leftithe
camp, his fellow Japanese-
Americans had taught him
how to draw.
A few days before a job
interview, Takamoto filled
two sketchpads with every
image he could imagine. This
might have been the most
colorful and successful
resume ever submitted; the
interview was with Walt
Disney. Takamoto worked on
countless Disney cartoons,
including Cinderella arid Lady
and the Tramp.
In 1961, Takamoto began a
four-decade relationship with
Hanna-Barbera as a character
designer. One day, he talked
to a co-worker about the
Great Danes she trained.
He then created an
Dane, with a hump back and
poor coloring. He named the
dog after the scat singing at
the end of the Frank Sinatra
song "Strangers in the
When Scooby-Doo's live-
action movie version was
released in 2002, The
Washington Post summed up
what they called the "Scooby
World vieW: Kids should
meddle, dogs are sweet, life
is groovy, and if something
scares you, you should con-
front it."
That could just as easily
have served as the mission
statement for the two late,
great cartoon creators.

Orlando-based vocalist
Toscha Comeaux performs in
concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at
Atlantic Theatres, 751 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $15 in advance
and $17 at the door.
Quincy Jones calls Comeaux
an "old soul" in a young body.
Born in Hartford, Conn.,
Comeaux was classically
trained at the Greater Hartford
Academy of the Performing
Arts, and received a bachelor's
degree in vocal performance at
Bethtune Cookman College in

Daytona Beach.
She has performed with the
Connecticut Opera and the
Orlando Philharmonic.
Orchestra and is a two-time
performer at the Jacksonville
Beach Jazz Series. She has
shared the stage with Nat
Adderly, Lou Rawls, Ray
Charles, and Diana Ross. Her
latest CD is titled "This Could
Be Love."
This program is produced in
conjunction with PRIDE (Pablo
Renewal In Duval East), a
Beaches neighborhood associa-
tion). Call 249-7529.

Andersonville historic site is hallowed ground

"Oh, this lonesome dreary.
prison. Oh this cruel, rebel den.
Where our mother's sons are
dying. Treated more like dogs
than men.'" -- Poem by
unknown .4ndersonville prison-
b ore than 14,000
American prisoners
i.Lofwar lost their lives
In World WVar II.
S: But during the Civil War,
one Confederate prison in
southern Georgia recorded
nearly 13,000 deaths over a
span of only 14 months.
The prison was known as
Camp Sumter, but Union
POWs referred to it as
Andersonville After a'nearby
railroad, town.
'Built to house 10,000
Union prisoners in February
1864, the notorious, 26-acre
Andersonville stockade
swelled to more than 31,000
POWs by the summer of '64.
Prison overcrowding led to
poor sanitation, food short-
ages and a high mortality
In August 1864, men died
at a rate of 100 per day.
Today, Andersonville prison


in southwest Georgia is a
National Historic Site, and
the only National Park
Service land designated as a
memorial to all American
prisoners of war.
It is hallowed ground.
Massive granite memorials
pay tribute to the more than
12,000 Union soldiers who
died there and who are
interned in a fiearby national
cemetery.'. .
The fort-like prison, con-
structed of 15-foot-tall tim-


A view of the Andersonville National Historic Site in southwest Georgia. In the foreground is
Providence Spring. At top left is a partial reconstruction of the 15-foot-tall stockade's North Gate.

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Jazz vocalist performs Saturday

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January 12, 2007

Dustin Whitehead (left) and Frtiz Reinhardt in rehearsals for the Players by the Sea Studio production of "Visiting Mr. Green."
The play, directed by Jason Collins, opens today at 106 6th St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Tickets are $12. Call 249-0289 or
visit us at www.playersbythesea.org for reservations now.


"THE RAINMAKER" is staged at 8
p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
through Jan. 27 at Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre, 716 Ocean Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach. Tickets are $15. Call 249-
7177 for reservations.

"LEADING LADIES" is staged at 7:30
p.m. every thursday and 8 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday through Jan. 27 at
Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San marco
Blvd., Jacksonville. Matinee performances
will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan.
21. Reservations are required. Call 396-
4425 for information.
.* "MO-TOWN AND MO" is presented
as a lip-sync style show featuring classic
Motown hits at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 in the
Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada

Street, St. Augustine. Call 794-1544 for

Becker's one-man show, is performed by
Michael Van Osch at 8 p.m. every saturday
and 5:30 p.m. every Sunday through Jan.
28 at 'the Terry Theatre at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W.
Water Street, Jacksonville. Tickets are
$39.50. Call 632-3373 for information.

extends its runs through Jan. 27 at the
Terry Theatre at the Times-Union Center
for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
Street, Jacksonville. For tickets a and spe-
cific show times call 632-3373.


HEROES" runs through Feb. 4 at the
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-

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

Site in SW Ga.

Matheson: Pruning

Cont. from B-1
friends we have in New
England, say with resignation,
"We will get slammed with a.
late winter, just wait and see."
They will, too.
But, we don't have that cer-
tainty here, and as a result,
the horticulturalists who
guide the landscape profes-
sionals are all in a quandary.
In an effort to give some
simple guidance to you
regarding pruning, January's
biggest task, I conferred with
my county agent yesterday.
She has been in touch with
the research folks at UF who
give advice to all the counties
in the state, and we have
come up with a few guide-
lines, a tad different from
years when we've had a dis-
tinctly nasty winter.
The bottom line is that
some of the plants can be
pruned at any time of the
year; ones like ligustrum,
viburnum, holly, pittosporum,
And if they need to be heav-
ily pruned to lower them or
completely reshape them, ybu
may as well do it this month.
These plants are often used as
hedges close to the house; if
you cannot easily walk behind
those plants without touching
your house, the plants need to
be pruned back now so there
is a walkway. The connection
of plants and stucco, brick,
siding, etc. is a welcome sign
for termites.
There is another group that
can be pruned if necessary
and they include any that are
now basically leafless; the
oaks, maples, elms, Bradford
pears, etc. I have a personal
hang up with baby Live Oaks
and baby Bradford pears, the
two trees that builders often
plop into subdivisions after
they have bulldozed down
every other living plant with-
in a 3-mile radius.
The trees that are replaced
are scrawny, typically so tight-
ly branched that it is hard to .
even get a hand pruner in
If you want to have any
shape to this tree as it grows,
you must take control of its
branching pattern. The
younger the tree is, the easier

and better it is for the tree if
you do this pruning now.
Select a few branches going
out from the trunk to be the
"hands" of the mature tree.
Then, cut off much of what
is left. Yes, it will look like
you've overdone it, but if you
do not do this, the tree will
grow as atight ball,, looking
ridiculous, and eventually
turning into a haven for
aphids, scale, fungus etc.,
because there is no air move-
ment within the ball.
As a first time homeowner
you may be reluctant to do
this, so call me and I'll try to
help you via the phone.
Crape Myrtles also fall into
the category of being basically
leafless now, but for years now
we have been trying to edu-
cate folks that it is absolutely
not necessary to prune crapes.
If you want to remove seed-
pods, that's fine.
If the plant is too full in the
center, remove some of those
branches so you get better air-
flow through the plant. If
there is dead, diseased or dam-
aged wood anywhere, get
those branches, out. And if the
plant has just grown so tall
that it is obstructing some-
thing like clear vision of the
road or your house number,
then get those branches out.
But do not just hack away
at the crape because your
neighbor does, or because you
thought it should always be
done, and, by gum, always
down to that same huge knob.
This is called "Crape Murder",,
and anyone who reads my
column better not be doing
By the way, those new, baby
trees I mentioned need to be
fertilized at least three times a
year with an all-purpose fertil-
izer, or the same you would
put onto your lawn unless it is
a weed and feed.
Now is not the time to do
that, but don't forget them
come March when you are
doing the lawn. The same is
true for the young shrubs.
One last word, if you need
to transplant a shrub or tree,
do it now regardless of the
weather. It will probably need
more water during the warm

Cont. from B-1 experience.
bers and shaped like a paral- The National Historic Site
lelogram, is long gone. is home to the National
--ftur-a-stream-rhat rTn "Prisoner rf- Wa-rfuserrrr-nd-

prison yard still meanders lished.in 1865.
through the rolling National Visitors can tour the
Historic Site 10 miles north- grounds on foot or by vehi-
east of Americus, Ga. cle at no cost.
Union soldiers from 26 Awe-inspiring stone
states and the District of memorials stand watch on a
Columbia were imprisoned hillside overlooking the
at Andersonville from prison site.
February 1864 to April 1865. A small portion of the fort
The Georgia site was cho- has been reconstructed by
sen by the Confederates after the National Park Service.
prisoner exchanges broke And in 1901, the National
down and because of severe Association of Union Ex-
overcrowding at a Rebel Prisoners of War built a
.prison in Richmond, Va. memorial fountain where a
Southwest Georgia was fresh water spring burst forth
considered the "bread basket on prison grounds in 1864.
of the Confederacy" when Andersonville prisoners
the Civil War began, but dubbed the life-sustaining
food and supplies were fluid Providence Spring.
scarce in the South by the No visit to Andersonville is
time Andersonville opened complete without a tour of
its towering wooden gates. its adjoining national ceme-
Malnutrition and diseases tery.
such as dysentery and .scurvy Viewing the mass of mar-
took its, toll on Union ble headstones, 13,800 in all,
troops. gives the visitor a better per-
The South was hard spective about the cost of all
pressed to feed and resupply wars, not just at
its own troops, let alone Andersonville,
thousands of POWs. In 1976, Georgia erected a
Of the more than 200,000 monument in the cemetery
Union soldiers captured by in honor of all American
the Confederacy, more than prisoners of war.
30,000 died in prison camps. According to.the National
Georgia's "prison pen" Park Service, the moving
accounted for the bulk of monument "is composed of
Union deaths with 12,920, .three prisoners supporting
or more than four times the each other as they struggle
death toll at the largest up an incline."
Union prison (Camp Andersonville National
Douglas, Ill.) Historic Site is open year
A visit to Andersonville, round. For more informa-
located about 250 miles from tion, call 912-924-0343 or
Jacksonville, is a haunting visit www.nps.gov/ande.


Dr. Frederic Porcase, Dr. Edward Secunda, Cherron Johnson, Nurse Practitioner
& Barbara Forster, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Wish to announce the beginning of construction of our new office located on
Beach Blvd. at Sunni Pines Blvd. just West of the "Golden Coral" scheduled
to open late spring 2007.
Until that time we will continue to serve all your family's health and pediatric
care needs at our current location.e W
14444 Beach Blvd.
in the Memorial Healthcare Plaza next to Publix
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The Hungarian Symphony Or-
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...-ig a -- niversary in 2007 with its debut
American tour. It achieved great
popularity in the 1920s and 30s
through its radio broadcasts but
it wasn't until the 1960s that it
began international touring and
the launching of a full concert subscription series. Since
1995, the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra has been in resi-
dence in the Matav House of Music in Budapest where the
current, Music Director, Andras Ligeti, has guided it into
becoming one of the most prominent ensembles in Europe,
with a very diverse repertoire.
"Paavali Jumppanen 's technique is big and his imaginative
daring even bigger His unusual recital prompted the ob-
servation that great artists take you places that you haven't
been to before".... The Boston Globe

Tickets $18.00-- Students $5.00

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Jax museum opens with blockbuster show

Opening the year with a
blockbuster of a show,
the Jacksonville
Museum of Contemporary Art
brings to our city one of the
most contemporary artists of
our time" Nick Cave.
His exhibit, "Second Skins:
Sculptural Sound suits and
Tondos," which opens Jan. 26,
contains monumental, inven-
tive, totally original sculptural
works of art.
In "Soundsuits," Cave uses
mannequins wearing towering
headdresses covered with
fairytale characters, flowers,
weeds, beads, sequins, drift-
wood and multicolored
objects to create his sculp-
"The Tondos" consist of
large round shapes covered
with found objects as beaded
and sequined objects.
A reception for the artist is 6
to 9 p.m.Friday, Jan. 26.
Opening the same night at the
museum will be three other
exhibits "Other Worlds The
Landscape in Contemporary
Art" works by Kurt Lightner
and Cristina Lie Rodriguez,
"Athlete Warrior by
Anderson and Low, and "First
Coast Portfolio," a juried exhi-
bition of area art educators.
These exhibits are on the
five floors of the museum and
will be run through April 7.
Call 366-6911, ext. 208 for
more information.
Town Center, at the junc-
tion of Atlantic Beach and
Neptune Beach, is becoming
an art district with the addi-
tion of a third gallery in the
Stellers Gallery Annex at
Neptune Beach, 200 First St.,
will open with an exhibit,


"Fly," by a familiar name to
our art community, Steve
He is an artist who had the
courage to put out his abstract
works when this form of art
was not understood or accept-
ed locally. Sticking to his
beliefs that original is better,
or at least acceptable, he has
succeeded in gaining respect
for his works.
You will not find pretty
landscapes or seascapes, but
rather combinations of shapes
and colors that are pleasing or
perhaps shocking, but origi-
nal. His exhibit, "Fly," will
open with a reception at the
gallery from 6 to 9 p.m.,
Friday, Jan. 19.
In the same area on the
same date, Friday, Jan. 19,
First Street Gallery will open a
new exhibit, "Palms." The
works of its gallery artists will
include a variety of versions of
the palm tree. The palm tree
will be the subject of paint-
ings, photography, glass and
ceramics each created with a
different interpretation.
A reception will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m. at 216-B 1st

St., Neptune Beach. Call 241-
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra will open a new
exhibit tonight.
"In The Midst of It"
includes the works of mission-
ary Mary Proctor who creates
art by combining groups of
found objects into three-
dimensional artworks. The
objects she uses in her cre-
ations have been collected
from her childhood.
The reception will include
the Shoofly band playing folk
music in the courtyard. The
Ponte Vedra Center provides
classes for children and adults
throughout the year.
For information call 280-
0614. The Cultural Center is
at 50 Executive Way, Ponte
Vedra Beach.
"XS XL" is a new exhibit
opening at the Women's
Center of Jacksonville on
Thursday, Jan. 18. A reception
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18.
Juried works by local artists
will include small works (11 x
14 and large works 36x 48 in
size). The exhibit will be on
display through March 19 at
5644 Colcord Ave.,
Jacksonville. Call 722-3000
for information.
University Gallery at the
University of North Florida
opened "An International
Printmakers Exchange" last
night. The exhibit consists of
works by more than 50 artists
exploring traditional and
experimental printmaking

photo submitted
Lion of Amenhotep III. The red granite sculpture greets patrons at the Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens. The Eighteenth Dynasty artifact is one of 85 pieces in the Egyptian exhibit "Temples and
Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum." The show runs until March.

On Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30
p.m. Emily Arthur Douglass,
UNF instructor of art and
curator of this exhibition, will
discuss the works on display.
Call 620-2534 for information.
A decorating class on the
Art and Science of Color will
be presented by the Society of
Decorating Professionals on
Thursday, Feb. 15 and 16 at
Quality Suites Oceanfront,
Jacksonville Beach.
This workshop will teach
you how to reduce a paint
deck from more than 1,000

colors to 30 in one minute.
For information, call Bobi
McGinnis at 904-477-1150 or
Sandra Racz at 804-891- 6644.
The Riverside Fine Arts
Series and Beaches Fine Arts
Series Working In Concert For
Kids: A Recital to benefit.
Educational Research will take
place Monday, Jan. 22 at 7:30
p.m. at Jacoby Symphony
Hall, 300 Water St.,
Pre-concert reception begins
at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and
information call 354-5547..

The A Charles Gallery has
changed ownership but not
location. The gallery is now
Archway Gallery and Framing
operated by Linda Stewart.
Works by local artists are on
display, and there is some
available space for new artists
to hang. Anyone interested
should call Linda at 249-2222.
Starting Jan. 24, Bonnie
Yales will be teaching a
"Beginning and Intermediate
Needlepoint Class." Yales also
will be teaching a collage
class. The gallery is at 228 3rd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.


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Eddie Murphy is drawing Oscar buzz for his performance as James "Thunder" Early, a pioneer of the new Detroit sound, in
"Dreamgirls." The film also stars Jamie Foxx,-Beyonc6 Knowles and Jennifer Hudson.

'Night at the Museum' tops box office

It must be agony, for an
actor to craft a role that
may just hit a little too
l"'i to h''nie
SThat'sexactly what tran-
spires in "Night at the
Museum" when Mickey
Rooney, Bill Cobbs and Dick
Van Dyke play veteran secu-
rity guards who're being pen-
sioned off.
Though the trio are far
from leading lights in "Night
at the Museum;" you can see
in their eyes the fact they
know career's end is drawing
It's young Ben Stiller who
takes center stage, an acting
challenge that suits him well.
It's a wholesome flick kids-
will enjoy and one that
undoubtedly harks back to
the fantasies fostered when

many adults took their initial
trip to The Met, The Louvre
or the local historical soci-
ety's "living history" muse-
um. Though unappreciated
by numerous reviewers,
"Nightl .J the MuseiqirtiJtLb.tr
ter.than average aun.,h-ppeflj-
ly won't become lost in
time's annals.
The story open's with Stiller
("Meet the Parents") taking a
graveyard shift security job at
a typical North American
museum. He alone is replac-
ing the three retirees, but
before they can tell him sun-
down and sunup's secret, he's
abandoned to his own
Stiller quickly finds every-
thing comes to life when the
last visitor and most dedicat-
ed staff member leaves. He's
mortified by the many agen-
das and people present this
includes the skeleton of a
huge Tyrannosaurus Rex, the

uncrowned king of flesh-rip-
ping dinosaurs. At first,
Stiller believes he's a goner,
then discovers Rex loves
nothing more than playing
,T-here, are others though,
-whore; good er!,oh li. ii tLo
be mortally dangerous. Sadly,
Stiller finds human nature
hasn't changed in thousands
of years.
To this he adapts, internal-
izing the sometimes sinister
circumstances because he
MUST. As a divorced dad in
shaky financial straits, he
desperately needs a real, well-
paying job if he wants to be
a role model for his preco-
cious son.
Though. designed to have
numerous laughs, few actual-
ly work. It isn't due to the
casting: Robin Williams (TV's
"Mork and Mindy") and
Owen Wilson ("The Wedding
Crashers") are, along with

Stiller, top-of-the-A list tal-
ents. It's the script, as it stays
relatively close to the book'
penned by Milan Trene.
Robert Ben Garant ("Taxi")
and Thomas "Let's Go to
Prison" Lennon apparently,
weren't inspiic-d wlwen.they,
wrote the dialogue for this
105-minute cinema.
Directing "Night at the
Museum" is Yale graduate
Shawn Levy, known for
comedies such as "Cheaper
by the Dozen." He needs to
learn far more about script-
SAs usual, view the trailer at
before exchanging hard-
earned dollars for theater
tickets. Regardless, "Night" is
worth viewing. Though not
strictly a children's movie,
it'll undoubtedly spark din-
ner table conversation!
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.



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

2. Little Miss Sunshine
Steve Carell (Fox Searchlight) R
3. The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep (Fox) PG-13

4. Barnyard featuring the
voice of Kevin James
(Paramount) PG

5. Talladega Nights: The
Ballad of Ricky Bobby Will
Ferrell (Columbia/Sony) PG-13

6. Invincible Mark
Wahlberg (Walt Disney) PG
7. Fearless Jet Li (Rogue) PG-

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest starring

Johnny Depp (Walt Disney)
Rated: PG-13

2. The Devil Wears Prada
Metyl Streep (Fox) PG-13
3. Little Miss Sunshine
Steve Carell (Fox Searchlight) R

4. Barnyard featuring the
voice of Kevin James
(Paramount) PG

5. Talladega Nights: The
Ballad of Ricky Bobby Will
Ferrell (Columbia/Sony) PG-13

6. Fearless Jet Li (Rogue) PG-

7. The Lady in the Water
Paul Giamatti (Warner) PG-13

8. Superman Returns
Brandon Routh (Warner) PG-

9. Invincible Mark
Wahlberg (Walt Disney) PG

10. Material Girls Hilary
Duff (MGM) PG
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Robin Williams plays a talk-
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Dreamgirls. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:20, 3:30, 7:25,

Alpha Dog. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:15, 3:35, 7:35,
*** **
Primeval. Rated R. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:05, 3:45, 7:40, 10:25.
Stomp the Yard. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:10, 2:45,
5:20, 7:55, 10:30.
* *
Code Name: The Cleaner.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:55,
3:10, 5:25, 7:50, 10:10.
* *
Freedom Writers. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:25, 3:40,
7:15, 10:00.
* *
Happily N'Ever After. Rated
PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:40, 2:55,
5:00, 7:10.
Arthur and the Invisibles.
Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:35,
2:50, 5:05, 7:30, 9:45.
Children of Men. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:15, 4:05, 8:05,
* *
The Good Shepherd. Rated
G. Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 3:20,
6:40, 10:00.
* *

Night at the Museum. Rated
PG. Fri.-Thurs., 12:50, 3:15,
5:35, 8:00, 10:25.

We Are Marshall. Rated PG.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:45, 3:25, 6:50,

Curse of the Golden
Flower. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
1:25, 4:10, 7:20, 9:55.

Rocky Balboa. Rated PG.
Fri.-Thurs., 1:20, 4:00, 7:05,

Charlotte's Web. Rated G.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 2:40, 5:10,
7:45, 10:05.

Eragon. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 1:10, 3:50, 7:00.

The Pursuit of Happyness.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 1:00,
3:55, 6:55, 9:45.

Blood Diamond. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 9:35.
* *
The Holiday. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 9:25.
* *
Casino Royale. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 6:45, 9:50.

Happy Feet. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:05, 2:35.

Fern Arable (Dakota Fanning) rescues Wilbur the pig from being
sacrificed as the runt of the litter in the live-action adaptation of
"Charlotte's Web." Julia Roberts is the voice of Charlotte.

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STYX, featuring original bass player Chuck Panozzo, performs at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Florida Theatre.Call 355-2787 for ticket


Cliff's at the Beach, .1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach.
Jimmy Parish is in from 5-9
p.m. followed by 2 Tyminat 9
p.m. Saturday.

Culhane's Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach *
249-9595. Dubwise performs at
9 p.m. today. The Glas Tara
Dancers are in at 4 p.m. Sunday
followed by Michael Funge.

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
Freebird Live, 200 N. Firit St.,
Jacksonville Beacih 246-BIRD.
The Winter Jam Tour featuring
Fusebox Funk and Moonshine
Still rolls in at 9 p.m. today.
Guitarist Eric Johnson is in
Saturday. Tickets are $20 in
advance, $25 at the door.
Galactic appears Sunday.
Tickets are $20.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. First
St., Jacksonville Beach 249-
5181. Canadian rockers Searson
perform from 10 p.m. to close
today and Saturday. Tayst is in
from 10 p.m. to close Sunday.
The Little Green Men appear

Monkey's Uncle Tavern, 1850
S. 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach *
246-1070. 2 Tymin is in at 9
p.m. today.

Ragtime Tavern, Seafood &
Grill, 207 Atlantic Blvd.,
.Atlantic Beach 241-7877.
Cloud Nine performs today and
Saturday. Flashback appears


Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach 280-2525. Le
Monde Quartet plays Latin'
music Tuesdays. The Jason
Anderson Group performs
every Thursday. Jose LeBron
and The LeMonde Quintet per-
form every Saturday.

Bo's Coral Reef, 201 Fifth Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.

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

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

Caribee Key, 100 N First 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

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub &
Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 242-9499.

Cloud Nine is in from 7-10
p.m. followed by Jimmy Solari
every Wednesday. Spade
McQuade plays traditional Irish
music every Thursday. Meridian
plays traditional Irish music at 4
p.m. Sunday.
* *
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
Thursday. Mystic Dino and the
420 Band are in Sundays.
* *
Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-7787.
Mary Ann Hawkins plays piano
Thursday. The Amanda Finch
Tazz Quintet performs today.
Pianist Matt Hall appear'
Saturday. '
* *
Homestead Restaurant, 1712
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach
* 249-9660. Kenhe and Sleepy
every Friday. Mike Shackelford
Band.appears Saturdays.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. First
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.

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

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

Ocean Club, 401 First Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Mystic Roots in the tiki bar
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 Johh Thomas Group
with Debra Rider plays cabaret
jazz from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spare Time Tavern and Grille.
1728 3rd St. N., Jacksonville
Beach 246-8360. Eric Wink
performs Tuesdays. Yankee
Slickers are in every Thursday.
Reggae with Delions of Jah
eveiy, 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 performs
jazz piano and standards
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.


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

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

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. First
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p.m. today in the Moran
Theater at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing
Arts, 300 W. Water st.,
Jacksonville. Tickets range
from $27.50 to $47.50. Call
354-5547 for information.

Vocalist Toscha Comeaux
performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at
Atlantic Theatres, 751
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $15 in advance,
$17 at the door. Call 563-5324
for information.

Celtic rockers Seven nations
join the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra as part
of the Plugged-In Series at 8
p.m. saturday in Jacoby hall at
the Times-Union Center for
the Performing Arts, 300 W.
Water st., Jacksonville. Tickets
range from $18 to ,$45. Call
354-5547 for information.

Classic rock legends Styx
perform, at 8 p.m. Sunday at
the Florida: Theatre, 128 E.
Forsyth Street, Jacksonville.
Tickets range from $42 to $50.
Call 355-2787 for informa-

The, Canadian Celtic-fusion
band Enter the Haggis appear
at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe
Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd.,
St. Augustine. Admission is
$10. Call 460-9311 for infor-

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Violinist Karen Bair pres-
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Tuesday in the Fine Arts
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of North Florida, 4567 St.
Johns Bluff Road S.,
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Monkey's Uncle Tavern, 1850
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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


The Atlantic, 333 N. First St.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-3338.
DJs spins hip hop and retro
Thursday through Saturdays.
* *
Ocean Club. DJ Scott Henry
Saturday., DJ, nfader spinsJithe
Bubba; Lounge every Tuesday.
DJ Robert Goodman spins Top
40 and Old Wave every
Wednesday. DJ Blaze spins Top
40 and hip hop inside on
Thursday. 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.

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 AlA N., Ponte
Vedra Beach 285-0991. The DJ
Wall spins acid jazz for
Metropolitan Night every thurs-

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Friday, Jan. 12
Books and Brew: Local authors ileen Erikson and Marge Townsend
present their books, "The Patieits of a Saint" and "Pathway to the Power

Within," from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at "Books and
2400 3rd St. S., Jacksonvile Beach.

Friday, Jan. 12
Catty Shack Fundraisers: The
Catty Shack Sanctuary, at 1860
Starratt Road, holds a two-day
Big Yard Sale that concludes
Jan. 13. An Absolute Auction
begins at 4:30 p.m. the second
day. The yard sale runs from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Admission to the yard sale and
auction is free. Fees for a tour of
the sanctuary, home to big cats
such as lions, tigers and serval,
are $10 for ages 7 and up, $5 for
3 to 6 and free for 2 and under.
Directions can be found at
www.cattyshack.org. For infor-.
mation, call 904-757-3603 or
email curt@cattyshack.com.

, 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. 12
offering is Fish Fry for $8,
Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve
Association Steak [$10] or Fish

Fry [$8] Jan. 19 and Fish Fry for
$8 Jan. 26. The public is invit-

Stress Reduction: Dr. Barbara
Bishop makes a presentation on
Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction: Eight Weeks Can
Change Your Life from 12 p.m.
to 1 p.m. Friday and again from
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the
Ponte Vedia Beach Branch
Library. For information, call

Jan. 18
Career Transition: Christ
Episcopal Church offers a full-
day Career Transition
Workshop, scheduled from A
a.m. to 4 p.mn in Rogpm 208 of
the Christian Education
Building, 400 San Juan Dr.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. The work-
shop's goal is to prepare those
in the Beaches community who
are unemployed, under-
employed or, unhappily

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employed for a successful job-
search process. The public is
invited free of charge. Those
planning to attend should reg-
ister by e-mailing Charlie
Hoskins at crhbeach@com-
cast.net or calling 285-0525.

Celebrities dance: Local
celebrities compete in
"Dancing with the Stars of the
First Coast," the signature
fundraising event that benefits
Volunteers in Medicine-
Jacksonville, at 7 p.m. at the
UNF University Center:
Channel 4's Jim Piggott and
Mary Baer, along with Mrs.
Florida Ielly Pickens,. join DJ
Amadeus and Councilwoman
Audrey Gibson for traditional
and Latin dancing contests. In
'additfin to the celebrity com-
petition, guests will be treated
to professional ballroom exhi-
bitions and open dance con-
tests. Tickets for the benefit gala
cost $50 and can be purchased
by calling Volunteers in
Medicine at 399-2766, ext. 123,

by visiting www.vim-jax.org or
stopping by the clinic at 41 E.
Duval St., downtown
Jacksonville. Volunteers in
Medicine-Jacksonville (VIM-
Jax) is a volunteer-run medical
clinic that provides free pri-
mary medical services to the
working uninsured of

Florida Sea Shells Lecture:
GTM Reserve volunteer Rick
Edwards presents a lecture on
Florida Sea Shells at 2 p.m. in
the GTM Environmental
Education Center's auditorium.
Edwards shares sea shells he's
collected over the years and
explains the many varieties
found on the beaches of
Northeast Florida. His lecture is
free with admission to thp GTM
Environmental Education
Center: $2 for adults, $1 for
children aged 10 to 17, free to
children under 10. The GTM
Reserve Environmental
Education Center is at 505
Guana River Road. For informa-
tion, call 904-823-4500.

Free Hypnosis program:
Viswanathan Subramanian, a
hypnotist whose practice,
Feelrite Hypnosis Center LLC, is
in Jacksonville Beach, offers a
free program from 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Subramanian
will explain how hypnosis can
be used for stress relief and
relaxation. He also will give
group demonstartions. For
information, call Subramanian
at 246-1224.

Healthy Back Yoga: Healthy
Back Yoga is offered Jan. 13 and
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
information, call Joan Ryan at
280-4628 or email

Sunday, Jan. 14
Free Throw Contest: Father
Murphy Council 5535 of the
Knights of Columbus sponsors
an annual free throw contest,
open to boys and girls ages 10
through 14, at 1 p.m. in St.
Paul's Catholic Church Gym,
Jacksonville Beachl. proof .f age
and written parental consent is
necessary. Winners advance to
district, with an eye toward
moving on to the state and
international levels. Sunday's
winners will receive trophies
and certificates.

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Monday, Jan. 15
Monday Movie Matinee:
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center hosts Monday
Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m.
weekly. The January movies are
"The Devil Wears Prada" (Jan.
15), "Little Miss Sunshine" (Jan.
22) and "Take the Lead" (Jan.
29). A soft drink, candy bar and
popcorn is available for $1.
Reservations are not required.

Petit Salon: Le Petit Salon
des Huits Chapeaux et
Quarante Femmes 892 holds a
formal meeting at 7:30 p.m. at
Arlington Post 283, 9549 Ft.
Caroline Road, Jacksonville.
Members are encouraged to
bring guests. For information,
call 242-0042 or 241-8271.

Tuesday, Jan. 16
Beaches Democratic Club:
The Beaches Democratic Club
holds a general meeting at 6:30
p.m. at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, Atlantic Beach.
Presentations will be made by
the Beaches Women's
Partnership and Travis Bridges,
acting chair of the Duval
County Democratic Party, who
will discuss plans for the party
in the year ahead. Call Peyton
Hopkins at 249-9550 for infor-

Einstein Alive: "Einstein
Alive," sponsored by the Ponte
Vedra Public Education *
Foundation, begins a two-day
run in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"Professor Einstein" speaks of
his life and guides audiences
through the adventures of his
mind at 9 a.m. for Rawlings

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River City Singles Club: The River City Singles Club, Inc., a
chapter of the Singles Association of Florida (SAF), holds a
dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
1501 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Admission is $8, $7 for
members. Live music, snacks and refreshments are provided.
For information, call 779-1234.

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 information.

Senior tennis: Tennis for seniors is being offered from 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. at Huguenot Tennis Center m Jacksonville Beach.
For information, call Moe at 247-6221.
A senior men's doubles tennis "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.

Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty: Kittens and cats that have been vet-
erinarian-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 boulevards.

Ataxia Support Group: The Ataxia Support Group of
Northeast Florida meets at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Ocean
Grove Condominiums clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach. The
group extends an invitation for fellowship, and the meeting
offers a speaker and refreshments. For information, call 904-

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.

Depression support: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance-
dacksonville Beaches meets at 5:30 p.m. at Beaches Medical
Center, 1350 13th Ave. 5. Visit www.dbsajax.org for informa-

Exchange Club: The Exchange Club of the Jacksonville
Beaches, a non-profit community service organization, meets
each week from 7:30 a.m. to 8-30 a.m. at the Sea Turtle Inn.
First-time visitors receive a free breakfast. Those deciding to
join will get first-quarter membership for $30. After that, dues
are $115 per quarter. For information, call Jack Mornson at 904-
318-7162 or e-mail jmorison@iaxbeachexchangeclub.com. The
club website, for information about upcoming speakers and
programs, is www.jaxbeachexchangeclub.com.

NLA: The NLA meets the third Monday of every month at 7
p.m. in the public meeting room at the St. Augustine Record,
corner of State Roads 312 and 207. General business meetings
follow from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Jan. 15 meeting will
share information and planning for the Earth Day event in
April, as well as other upcoming projects. The public is wel-
come to attend. For information, email naturallivingall@bell-
south or call 904-827-1208.

ARMA International: ARMA International's January meet-
ing will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 16 at the
Holiday Inn at Commonwealth. The topic, Changes in Rule
26, will be a Webinar presentation by Business Week Magazine.
The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For
information and directions, call 904-781-6000.

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

Railroad Club: The Beaches Area Model Railroad Club meets
at 7 p.m. and also Friday at 941 4th St. N., Jacksonville Beach,
behind Sportsmania. The club is open to anyone interested in
scale model railroading. For information, call Dave Henk at
641-8800 or Richard Paul at 223-5133.

Art association: The Pablo Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 246-4158 for information.

Ballroom dancing: Ballroom dancing is offered at 7:30 p.m.
at the Beaches Senior Center, 281 19th Avenue S., Jicksonvldle
Beach. The cost is $4. For information, 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

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 247-2910 for Information.

GTM Family Fun Hour: The GTM Reserve hosts a Family
Fun Hour the third Wednesday of each month. The January
event, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 17, features Curious Sea
Creatures by highlighting Eric Carle's children's book "Mister
Seahorse." The hour of stories, activities and nature crafts is
suitable for ages 3 to 10 with parent. All materials will be sup-
plied. The Family Fun Hour is open to groups. However, reser-
vations must be made by calling 904-823-4500.


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graders at 1 p.m. at Ocean
Palms Elementary. He moves
on to seventh graders at
Landrum Middle School at 1:30
p.m. Jan. 17.

Team in Training: The
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's Team In Training
(TNT), the world's largest
endurance sports training pro-
gram, holds the first two of
seven local meetings, both at
6:30 p.m., at the Beaches
Regional Library, 600 Third St.,
Neptune Beach, and Murray
Hill Library, 918 Edgewood Ave.
South. Subsequent meetings,
also at 6:30 p.m., will be held
Jan. 17 at the South Mandarin
Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd.,
and Jan. 18 at Hendricks
Avenue Elementary, 3400
Hendricks Ave.; 2 p.m. Jan. 21
at Pablo Creek Library, 13295
Beach Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21,
The Spa at Sawgrass, 1000 PGA
Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach;
and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Hilton
Garden Inn-Tinseltown, 9745
Gate Parkway. Professional
coaches; TNT staff members,
past participants and cancer
survivors will be on hand. Team
in Training is recruiting for the
Capital of Texas Triathlon,
America's Most Beautiful Bike
Ride, Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
and the Jacksonville Sprint
For information, visit
www.teamintraining.org/nfl or
contact Tina Perkins at 904-
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Adopt an Alligator
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAN Theater offers an
opportunity to help adopt alligators when "Hurricane on
the Bayou." narrated b' Meryl
Streep. hits the big screen
Friday and runs through lune
1. Movie-goers may contribute -2
their loose change to directly 'j
benefit the Audubon Nature 8 -iPt u
Institute's Louislana wetlands alligator "
adoption program. Every. $35 raised will.
adopt one alligator from the Louisiana wetlands
Photos and certificates of each adopted alligator will be dis-
played in the 11\ .IA Theater. located at World Golf \Illage. I-95
Exit 323. Tickets for the film are $8 for adults, with discounts for
seniors, students and military. For showtimes and information,
call 904-9410-4-12.3 or \isit wwv\.wgv.com.

Attention, All
Please make note of the six-
month schedule for America's
Boating Course, conducted
under the aegis of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary. The
course dates are March 10,
April 28, May 12, June 2, June
23 and July 21. Each day's pro-
gram begins at 7:30 a.m. and
ends at 5 p.m. The per-person
cost, including books and
materials, is $25. The program
meets Florida legal require-
ments for boater education,
and most insurance companies

offer discounts to program
To register or for .informa-
tion, call John Enea at 904-

Noon Break
Noon Break, an hour-long
program featuring senior
financial advisor Stuart Tracy
Winfree, begins at 12 p.m.
Friday at the Beaches Branch
Library, 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Winfree's topic will be
"Retirement: Planning beyond
the numbers."
Noon Break, a program of
the Beaches Branch Friends of




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the Library, is free and open to
the public. Attendees are wel-
come to bring a bag lunch. For
information, call the Beaches
Branch Library at 241-1142.

Mixed Media
Mary Proctor's mixed-media
presentation, "In the Midst of
It," opens Friday with a recep-
tion at the Cultural.Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach. The recep-'
tion runs from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m., and Proctor's show will
go to Feb. 17. She uses found
objects from her junkyard,
a/k/a her American Folk Art
Museum, and crafts -three-

dimensional assem-
bled works from but-
tons, mirrors, jewelry
and other trinkets.
Some works are
inspired by bible scrip-
ture, others by memo-
ries of her grandmoth-
er or childhood.
For information,
call 280-0614 or log
on to www.ccpvb.org.
Evening of Jazz
The Gary Starling
Group, with Rebecca
Zapen, performs at
7:30 p.m. Friday in the
Terry Concert Hall at

Beaches League of
Original stories by members
of the Beaches League of
Storytellers, as well as a work-
shop by Pat Hummel, are
offered from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach -Branch
Library. For information, call
Marianne Stein at 280-2976.

Local author signs
Jacksonville Beach author
Dante Amodeo signs copies of

his award-winning first novel,
"Saban and the Ancient," from
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at St.
Johns Town Center's Barnes
and Noble. Amodeo's novel
recently won first place in the
Action/Adventure category at
the 2006-2007 POW
(Promoting Outstanding
Writers) banquet.
For information, call Barnes
and Noble community rela-
tions manager Allison Rose
Smith at 928-3581 or Amodeo
at 608-9453.

Celebrities dance
Local celebrities compete in
"Dancing With the Stars of the
First Coast," the signature
fundraising event that benefits
Volunteers in Medicine-
Jacksonville, at 7 p.m. Saturday
at the UNF University Center.
Channel 4's Jim Piggott and
Mary Baer, along with Mrs.
Florida Kelly Pickens, join DJ
Amadeus and Councilwoman
Audrey Gibson for traditional
and Latin dancing contests. In
addition to thecelebrity com-
petition, guests will be treated
to professional ballroom exhi-
bitions and open dance con-
tests. Tickets for the benefit
gala cost $50 and can be pur-
chased by calling Volunteers in
Medicine at 399-2766,'ext.

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Pat Turley-Foster
N ext time you walk
down the beach after a
strong offshore storm
or nor'easter, depending on
water currents and time of
year, you just might encounter
jellyfish, which are not fish at
all. These invertebrate animals
die when they are washed up
on the beach, but still beware:
Their stinging cells last longer
than life.
Most commonly, the jelly-
fish that show up on Amelia
Island beaches are cannonball
jellyfish, or moon jellyfish.
Both are round in shape and
transparent, and depending
on how rough their transit is
to the beach and how long
they have lain there, they may
look like unshapely gelatinous
blobs. If you are one of those
people who like to identify
things, maybe you can tell
these two species apart. Inside
both types of jellyfish, the sex
organs (gonads) can be seen. If
tlese dark areas are horseshoe-
shaped, it's a moon jellyfish.
And, counter to any stereo-
types, if these gonads are pink
it's a male and if brown it's a
SMale.or female, moon jelly-
fish or cannonball jellyfish,
they both have short tentacles
with stinging cells that may
hurt if you brush up against
them while swimming. On the
beach, unless you pick them
up and touch the tentacles,
you are in no danger from
them. Even when stung most
people only get a mild reac-
tion from these jellyfish,
although some people are
more sensitive.
Everyone, though, is likely
to be much more distressed if
'they encounter the third type
of jellyfish often seen on our
beaches after a storm, the
Portuguese man-of-war.
You can't fail to identify this
creature if you see it. It looks
much more'like an inflated
transparent blue-ish irregular
softsided float. It looks harm-
less, in fact,' and very unjelly-
fish-like, and can range in size

A Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish on the beach, above left, is something to leave alone. A dead
mbon jellyfish on the beach, above right, has short tentacles but still can sting you. A jellyfish
swims in the river off the Femandina marina, below right.
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troimjtst a few ipchestp,a_ I aakh~'i e '*.r
foot or more. As with other of the stinging tenta-
jellyfish, the buoyant body cles and did our best .,.i
float is.not where the worry to be careful. : : ....
comes, but beware the tenta- What we learned, .-
cles! though, was it was
Portuguese man-of-war ten- not enough for the
tales lengthen and contract aquarist to be careful
to catch their prey, and may when moving the jel-
extend many feet from the lyfish or cleaning the
floating body. These tentacles tank. That was just
are armed with especially viru- common sense. The
lent stinging cells (pneumato- real issue came when
cysts) that cause painful welts it was time to clean photo by PAT FOSTER-TURLEYtor the NEWS-LDER
on human skin and, in severe up the tools. We soon
stinging cases can even cause discovered that if webe
shock and death. And, to picked up a fishnet that had beach, I wear my flip-flops or
make matters worse, these been used for the man-of-war aqua-shoes. On these days I
stinging cells are still active tank, days later, we got do not blithely walk barefoot
and able to discharge their painfully stung, long after the down the sandy stretches and
poisons when disconnected tentacles were obvious. Once through the washed ip sea-
from the main body of the jel- stung by a man-of-war, you weed, even if it is not near the
lyfish. In fact, the cells remain will never forget this experi- floating structure of a man-of-
active until touched, some- ence. Believe me. war. And forget swimming at
times hours or days later. These days, when I see these times. No way. Not me,
Like most other facts I've moon jellyfish or cannonball Just maybe I am overly para-
learned over the years, this jellyfish on the beach, I'm apt noid about the effects of a
knowledge has been gained to turn them over with my man-of-war sting. But just
through personal, unfortunate foot and look at the gonads maybe I'm not. I'll tell you
experience. Years ago, when I and the underside and to one thing, one man-of war
worked at Miami Seaquarium admire their symmetry. I'm sting in my life is enough and
as an aquarist for many fish not even hesitant to swim in I, for one, am not taking any
tanks, we also tried to exhibit the ocean if a few of these jel- chances.t i ..
Portuguese man-of-war jelly- lyfish are on the beach. But Pat Foster-Turley is a Ph.D.
fish. Occasionally we needed when I see a washed up zoologist and storyteller on
to scoop a dead jellyfish out of Portuguese man-ofwar, it's AmeliaIsland. Contact her at
the tank, or drain the tank for another story. patandbucko@yahoo.com with
cleaning or some other.main- Based on my prior experi- nature questions and observa-
tenance duty. No one in our ence, now, whenever I see tons or to book a te nature
group liked this task, but we Portuguese man-of-war on the tour.

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How Suite It Is
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra, with Michael
Butterman conducting, per-
forms "How Suite It Is" twice
Friday in Jacoby Symphony
Hall. The first performance, at
11 a.m., is part of the Mayo
Clinic Coffee Series. The
evening performance, at 8
p.m., is included in the
Jacksonville Greyhound
Racing Discovery Series. For
tickets and information, call
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opens Friday at the Museum of
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and runs through March 11.
For information, call 904-396-




Around the Heome

Cleaning dirty grout in tile floors

T ile floors are wonderful.
They're easy to keep
clean, they're durable
and tough, and they look
good for a long, long time.
There is only one drawback:
grout. In short, grout is tile's
Achilles heel. When tile floors
don't look good it's usually
because the grout has become
stained. So, can you revive
your grout once it's gone bad?
Sure, you can.
Most of the time grout
becomes stained because it
was either not properly sealed
with a grout sealant when the
tile was put down or because
the sealant has worn off with
Often tile is set and no seal
is ever applied. Many home-
owners are also unaware that
grout needs to be sealed.
Fortunately, there are some
new grouts with sealant
already in the mix, eliminat-
ing the need for the very
tedious job of sealing the
grout once the tile is set.
Oxygenate grout
If your floors look dirty
because the tile grout is
stained, you have some clean-
ing options. The first option is
to clean the tile yourself by
damp mopping with a bleach
alternative, such as Oxiclean.
Make a solution of two gal-
lons of hot water with one
cup of oxygen powder.
Make sure the powder dis-
solves completely and then
mop as usual. I like this
option because oxygen
bleaches don't have fumes like
chlorine bleach does and they
aren't as risky with carpeting,
fabrics, or pets.


If that doesn't sork, apply
the mix with a long-handled
plastic bristle deck brush. The
extra brushing action will
ofter do the job without mak-
ing.you get on your hands
and knees to scrub.
Bleach with caution
If the grout still looks dirty,
try wet mopping with chlo-
rine bleach. Make a solution
of two gallons of hot water
and one tablespoon of liquid
dish soap. Add one cup of liq-
uid bleach and mix. Mop the
floors with the bleach solu-
tion being very careful not to
get any of the solution on car-
peting or fabrics.
Go pro
If your grout still looks bad,
this brings us to the second
option: professional cleaning.
Because many people have
built houses in the past ten
years and are using more tile,
and because more and more
tile goes unsealed, the need
for grout cleaning has become

Luckily some carpet clean-
ing services, such as Stanley
Steemer, now offer tile grout
cleaning in addition to regular
carpet cleaning services. They
can also add a sealant during
the. cleaning process that will
help keep your grout clean for
a longer-time.
Once you've gotten the
grout looking good, it's worth
it to take steps to keep the.
grout from getting dirty again.
This would include sealing
the grout with a sealer (avail-
able at your home center and
tile stores) and placing area
rugs at areas such as entry-
ways, hallways;, sinks, stoves,
bathrooms and anywhere ;
there's a lot of traffic and
opportunity for dirt.
Tile floors are wonderfully
convenient and easy to main-
tain. A quick sweep and
they're clean.
Bit, when the grout gets
dirty, tile floors get ugly. Try
the cleaning steps above and
see if you don't notice a differ-
ence in the way your grout
looks. And, if not, there's
always the option of hiring a
service to clean it for you -
and sealing it, too. Either
way, though, do take the time
and seal your tile after clean-
ing. .
Check with your local tile
company or home center for
sealants or for help with seal-
ing. Sealing it is the only way
you can ensure the grout in
your tile floors looks good for
a long, long time.
Kathryn Weber is a home and
decorating columnist. For more
information, go to www.kathryn-
weber.com or email questions to

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This kitchen features easy-to-clean tile floors. Beautiful and resistant to wear and tear, tile is a.
terrific choice in a kitchen area. However, tile grout can get dirty quickly in high-traffic areas like
the kitchen. But regular cleaning and sealing can keep tile grout looking great.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The follow-
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Pot roast a little overcooked?
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a few tablespoons of vinegar to,
dishwater to cut grease and
leave your glasses sparkling.
Do not scour glassware with
abrasives. '" '" '"
Since all of your holiday
cooking is over, you'll want to
clear all the grease and. grime
inside your oven. To clean, set
the oven temperature to low
for about 20 minutes and then
turn off. Place a small dish of
full-strength ammonia on the

boiling water on the bottom
shelf and let it sit overnight. In
the morning, open the oven
and- let it 'air awhile' before
Washing with soap and water.
Even the hardest baked-on
grease will wash offeasily.
NOTE: be careful not to mix
ammonia with bleach, vinegar
or anything else acidic while
cleaning. When mixed togeth-
er, the two can create a toxic
chemical cloud that is danger-
ous for you and your entire


To clear your microwave of
odors and splattered food par-
ticles; drop-a "lemon wedge
into a cup of' watet"and"bi1il
inside the microwave for a few
minutes. The food particles
will easily wipe off.

Remove melted wax from
tablecloths or clothing by plac-
ing a brown paper sack, free of
any- writing, .over the- wax
taitn.'Gently rub 'a' watm iron
over the sack. The heat from
the iron will re-melt the wax,
and the paper from the sack

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