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September 19, 2007


Vol. 45, No. 26


PONTE


VEDRA


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


ON YOUR
MARKS
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Nease High's Bailee
Hedstrom runs during
Saturday's Katie Caples
Invitational. See sports, B-1

MESSAGE TO
SOLDIERS

'L.1.5


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Alexandra Winter (from left), Katherine Lycke, Ata Kokoshi and Maria Stamatogiannakis pick debris from
Ponte Vedra beach Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup day. See story, more photos, A-12.


Into Africa

Peace Corps is 1st job after college


Bashing of

tax reform

continues
By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
St. Johns County commissioner Ron Sanchez
spoke out again Monday against the state legisla-
ture's property tax reform, this time at a meeting of
the Ponte Vedra Beaches Coalition.
"You can't fix 50 years of overspending in one
year," he said, echoing sentiments he and others
expressed last week at a meeting in Ponte Vedra
Beach.
The legislature passed the first phase of property
tax reform this summer.
The second phase requires a constitutional
amendment, which goes to a vote Jan. 29.
Voters will be asked whether to allow property
owners to select a homestead exemption much
higher than the existing $25,000 exemption.
The amendment is an attempt to adjust the 1992
Save Our Homes amendment, which caps property
appraisal.increases to 3 percent per year for homes.
In more than a decade of increasing proper ty \al-
ues, the measure has created vast discrepancies in
the tax bills of similarly valued homes.
Along with Sanchez, commissioners
See TAX REFORM, A-3 '-


By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
Even in a country ravaged by
drought and rampant corruption,
education is a high priority.
That's why Diana Tavares of
Ponte Vedra Beach will teach chil-
dren in rural Kenya during her
service with the Peace Corps. She
left Monday morning.
"I've heard really good things
about Kenya, I'mn really excited
about my placement," she said
during a telephone interview


Friday.
Tavares, a recent college gradu-
ate and a 2003 graduate of Nease
High School, is scheduled to leave
today for the East African nation
after a two-day Peace Corps orien-
tation in Philadelphia.
Part of a 38-member training
class for the 56-year-old organiza-
tion, she is to have months of in-
country training before teaching
secondary math and science in
Kitui, 80 miles east of the capital
city of Nairobi.


Tavares graduated from Baylor
University, Waco, Texas, in the
spring with a degree in forensic
science.
SSome of what she studied in col-
lege will be usable in her work
with the Peace Corps, although
she was inspired to apply for the
Peace Corps as far back as high
school.
"One of my fellow students did
a presentation on Uganda in my
junior year [at Nease]," she said. "I
wanted to see what it. world be
See ARICA,"A-3 0-"


A class at Accotink academy
has created a banner to be
sent overseas. !See A-10.

SUREDIS
SUCCESS


Meet principal today


By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
Craig Speziale, principal of the high
school being built west of Ponte Vedra
Beach, said Tuesday that construction is
ahead of schedule, despite heavy rains.
that flooded some beaches areas Monday.
Speziale is scheduled to give a town hall
meeting about the new school at 7 p.m.
Today at Landrum Middle School, on
Landrum Lane off Palm Valley Road.
"I'm sure it's [the rain] had some effect,"
Speziale said during a telephone interview.


"But what they told me is they were ahead
of schedule."
Speziale visits the school site, which is
just east of Davis Park about one mile west
of the Intracoastal Waterway, every
Thursday to get updates on the progress of
construction.
New maintenance coordinator Geoff
Aim also makes those weekly visits,
Speziale said.
Alm, currently the maintenance coordi-
nator at Rawlings Elementary in Ponte
Vedra Beach, is working in a "dual capaci-
ty" until.he can be replaced at Rawlings,
See PRINCIPAL, A-3 >-


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
PGA Tour employee Rob Uselman smiles as he helps unveil a T-shirt
designed for the Tour's team this month in the MS 150, a fundraiser for
the National-Multiple Sclerosis Society. Uselman has MS. See story, A-8.


Melissa Neu caught this 26-
inch redfish from the
Jacksonville Beach pier
Sunday. See fishing, B-2.


DANCER IS
ARTIST


Rain, rain, don't go away


Mikhail Baryshnikov visited
Jacksonville Beach Friday for
an opening of his art. See B-5.


Landrum Middle School students Ethan Ariav, 11, (left in
right photo) and Brad Jones, 12, take advantage of the
flooded bus loop in front of Rawlings Elementary School
on State Road A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach after school
Monday. Above, Jones shows he doesn't need the
ocean to ride his skimboard. Although the National
Weather Service said 7.5 inches of rain fell Monday in
Ponte Vedra Beach, Sawgrass resident John Guernsey
said his rain gauge measured 10 inches.


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September 19, 2007


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83/74
Windy with
some sun,
scattered
thunder-
storms.


Sunrise:
7:13 AM
Sunset:
7:25 PM


86/75
A few thun-
derstorms
possible.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
mid 70s.

Sunrise:
7:13 AM
Sunset:
7:24 PM


A rose is a rose...

Trash is not always treasure


Some husbands buy flowers for their
wives when they have done something
wrong...others just go to their backyard.
A few lucky Atlantic Beach residents
don't have to look much farther than
that to find unusual treasures.
A group of residents whose homes
back up to the 19th Street beach access
off of Seminole Road have found several
strange items in their yards over the
years as a result of people throwing
things over their fences,, according to
Ken Haines, a resident of the street.
Among some of the items found in
their yards:


Haines' young daughter found a
pack of beer
a neighbor's dog found a new chew
toy in the form of a bra
condoms
a bag of marijuana
a dozen roses still wrapped with a
card attached (which Haines found
while doing yard work and was kind
enough to give to his wife)
The moral of the story? One person's
trash sometimes really is another per-
son's treasure. (See above list.)
Ih most cases, though, trash is just
trash. (Again, see above list.)


88/76
Scattered
thunder-
storms pos-
sible.


Sunrise:
7:14 AM
Sunset:
7:22 PM


SHypothetically speaking....

Pollsters told that giving is

Better than getting


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Get a grip.

FROM STAFF
SThe blustery winds and rain forecast for
most of this week may remind Beaches resi-
dents that the 2007 hurricane season still
has more than two months to go.
Although the band of showers that ran
across Northeast Florida earlier this week
was "not tropical in nature," the National
Weather Service said, experts caution to stay
prepared.
A California company announced last
week that its new product can help home-
owners get a grip while boarding up as a
hurricane approaches.
The product, called Gorilla Gripper,
clamps onto a sheet of plywood and uses
leverage to make the plywood seem lighter
and reduce the chance of straining the back,
arms, fingers, neck and shoulders.
."It can be hazardous working with heavy Gorilla Gripper
pieces of plywood," said Jim Cole, whose
company, .Landon Innovations of
Moorpark, Calif., makes the gripper.
"The Gorilla Gripper makes it safer and much less stressful to lift and move them
around," Cole said, nothing that a sheet of plywood can weigh up to 80 pounds.
The gripper, which is basically a clamp and a handle, is centered on the top edge of
a piece of plywood.
The worker lifts the handle with the arm fully bent at the elbow, then lifts and car-
ries the plywood. The back is kept straight, cutting the risk of injury.
The Gorilla Gripper itself is light and rugged, made of aircraft grade aluminum and
with synthetic rubber gripping pads.
Gorilla Gripper costs $49195 ahd is ahailable'thibfigh the dmniany's web'site '"
(www.GorillaG.ppepr;com). '. ..


Shady talks studied
Discussions regarding a
Jacksonville project to build
high-rise condos are under
grand jury investigation for
potential violation of the
Sunshine law, according to
Atlantic Beach Mayor Don
Wolfson..
A grand jury is investigat-
ing the city of Jacksonville
regarding the Moody ship-
yard project, which pro-
posed four 144-foot residen-
tial towers at the foot of the
Atlantic Boulevard bridge,
according to officials.
Beaches officials were
strongly opposed to the
project due to increased hur-
ricane evacuation times.
The Department of
Community Affairs also
found the project "not in
compliance" with
Jacksonville's comprehen-
sive plan.


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Today's Weather
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81/74
Windy with
showers
and a few
thunder-
storms.
High 81F.

Sunrise:
7:12 AM
Sunset:
7:26 PM


87/75
Partly
cloudy with
a stray thun-
derstorm.



Sunrise:
7:14 AM
Sunset:
7:21 PM


Moon Phases





New First Full Last
Sep 11 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3
UV Index
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 9/23

High High High Very High Very High
The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, o -igl l 11
with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.


If you could donate $100 to a local non-profit organization of
your choice OR receive a $50 incentive for your own personal
cause, which would you choose? In a telephone survey con-
ducted in July, 59 percent of respondents said they would prefer
to give the donation to charity rather than take the'cash (33%)
for them self.
No actual cash was actually at stake, however.
The survey, commissioned by SunTrust Bank, was developed to
gauge the public's opinions about charitable giving and the
'bank's current "My Cause" promotion which offers new or cur-
rent clients the option to donate to a local non-profit organiza-
tion of their choice or take a cash incentive for their own per-
sonal cause.
The bank's survey indicates that women are more likely to give
than men, and that older Americans are more generous with
their cash than their younger counterparts-who prefer to vol-
unteer time rather than write a check.
Hmm, perhaps because most young people have more time
than money?

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photo by UZA MTCHELL
The Beaches Branch of the Clerk of Courts has moved to its
new location in Neptune Beach and is open for business. The
office was previously located at 102 6th Ave. N. in Jacksonville
Beach, but the lease was about to expire. The new location is
in the Tradewinds Shopping Center at 1543 Atlantic Boulevard,
near the tax collector's office. Office hours are Monday through
Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The phone number is 270-
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easier for your air .condition-
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energy. In the winter, after
the leaves fall, the tree now
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home's heating system keep
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green trees keep their nee-
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makes them great for block-
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house. They're also good for
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Of course, planting trees is
just one way to make your
home more energy efficient.
They are many things that
you can do inside to save
energy. Small things can
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the room, turning off the
video game or computer
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Family will have two overseas: Kenya, Iraq


- AFRICA, from A-1
like to immerse myself in a
different culture."
Tavares will stay in Kenya
for more than two years, train-
ing for three months and
teaching for 24 months.
Part of that training will
include 10 weeks of learning
Swahili, the official language
of Kenya, with her host fami-
ly.
Tavares was accepted into
the Corps after a rigorous
application process, which
included two essays, three rec-


commendations, an interview,
and a physical exam that
required shots and vaccina-
tions.
Tavares hopes to keep in
touch with her family through
e-mail, especially her brother
Matthew Tavares, a 1st Lt.
with the Army scheduled to
leave for Iraq in late October.
Currently stationed in Fort
Hood, Texas, Tavares is with
the 3rd Cavalry Division.
Their parents, Joe and
Madeleine Tavares, said they


are extremely proud of their
decisions to serve.
"You can't help but feel
proud," Joe Tavares said by
telephone Tuesday.
"But with that pride there's
a lot of anxiety. Each believes
that what they're doing will
have an impact," he said.
Madeleine Tavares agreed.
"It's very tough. There's a lot
of mixed feelings," she said by
telephone Tuesday. "I'm excit-
ed on the one hand and nerv-
ous on the other."


Joe Tavares said that he also
hopes to keep in touch with
their daughter through cell
phones.
"According to what I've
heard, Kenya surprisingly has
good reception," he said.
Both Diana and Matthew
will be on his mind a lot dur-
ing their stays overseas, he
said.
"I hope they'll come back
the same way they went in,"
he said. "We're proud but also
concerned for their safety."


The following facts about the Peace Corps are taken
from the Corps' web site (www.peacecorps.gov):
Suggested by then-Sen. John F. Kennedy. it was officially established March 1, 1961.
Total number of volunteers and trainees to date: 187,000.
Total number of countries served: 139 (currently, 73 counties).
Current number of volunteers and trainees: 7,749.
Gender. 59 percent female. 41 percent male.
Marital Status. 93 percent single, 7 percent married.
Age: 28 years, average.
Volunteers over age 50: 6 percent (oldest volunteer is 811.
Education: 93 percent have at least an undergraduate degree, 13 percent have graduate studies or degrees
Areas of service: education, 35 percent; health & HIViAIDS, 21 percent; business, 16 percent: environment, 14 percent; youth, 6 per-
cent: agriculture, 5 percent, and other, 4 percent.
Current budget, $318.8 million.
Figures are based on data as of September 30, 2006. Percentages may not total 100 because of rounding.




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Elementary in Ponte Vedra
Beach, is working in a "dual
capacity" until he can be
replaced at Rawlings, Speziale
said.
Speziale said he hopes to
have an athletic director and
an assistant principal in place
by the end of Oct.
"I want 'to get the best pos-
sible candidates since I have
all this time," he said,.


Future students, parents,
and other community mem-
bers will also help Speziale
build the foundation of the
new school.
He plans to set up a com-
mittee of 15 to 30 to advise
him and provide suggestions
for the school's name, colors,
mascot, and curriculum.
The -committee will be
formed based on responses


from an online survey that
will be posted on Thursday.
The survey "solicits those
who want to be on the com-
mittee," Speziale said, but it
also has a disclaimer stating
that not everyone who wants
to participate will be able to.
The St. Johns County
School Board will make the
final decision regarding the
school name, but Speziale


will be able to present the
suggestions he receives from
the committee to the board.
Naming the school became
an issue when several com-
munity members suggested it
be named after the late
Edward B. "Ebbie" Lemaster.
Many others have said
they prefer to. name the
school after Ponte Vedra.


Amendment is attempt to fix tax inequity

STAX REFORM, from A-1


Tom Manuel, Ben Rich, and
Cyndi Stevenson bashed the
amendment at a charter gov-
ernment meeting last week.
Sanchez told Coalition
members Monday that lan-
guage in the amendment will
take away the county's taxing
authority and put major deci-


sions in the hands of state
officials, rather than local offi-
cials.
He passed out a printout
from the Florida Association
of Counties' (FAC) web site,
with the subheading "18
Words that Ch1Mge
Everything."


The printout highlights the
following passage in the pro-
posed amendment: "require
the Legislature to limit the
authority of counties, munici-
palities, and special districts to
increase ad valorem taxes".
:.?The,,AG says that. if the
amendment passes, it will


force communities to be gov-
erned by a "one size fits all
approach from Tallahassee."'
Members of the Coalition
echoed Sanchez's sentiments.
"We have got to bring govern-
ment back home," said Clara
,Cowan,. ,r president hrf ;tlw, ~
Coalition.


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AROUND THE BEACHES


Sierra Club meets in
PV
The Sierra Club will meet
at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1,
in the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. A video
highlighting the life of John
Muir, environmental activist
and founder of the Sierra
Club, will be shown. It will
celebrate the 140th anniver-
sary, of his famous walk
across Florida.
Editor gives book tips
Michael Hamilton, former
senior editor with John
Wiley & Sons, a leading busi-
ness publisher, will speak at
10 a.m. Saturday in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
Hamilton will speak at the
regular meeting of the
Florida Writers Association
(FWA) Ponte Vedra Writers
Group.
Hamilton will present an
overview of all the steps
involved in preparing a book
proposal and submitting it to
a publisher for considera-
tion.
Topics to be covered
include types of book pro-
posals, preparation, submis-
sion, contract negotiation
and advances.
All meetings are open to
members and nonmembers
alike. For more information,
please call FWA regional
director, Vic DiGenti, at 285-
2258 or visit www.fwapon-
tevedra.blogspot.com.
Family conference
held
Christ Episcopal Church,
Ponte Vedra Beach, will host
a family matters conference
Oct. 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and


Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to noon.
The theme of the event is
the life cycle of relation-
ships, examining one's role
in relationships with one's
partners, families, and socie-
ty, and taking responsibility
for one's relationships.
Because of construction at
the church, at Solana Road
and San Juan Drive, all traffic
must enter the parking lot
via Golf View Circle.
Childcare will be available
on both Friday evening and
Saturday morning. Lunch
will. follow the Saturday
morning sessions.
Registration deadline for
childcare and lunch is Sept.
28. To register for the confer-
ence, call Mary Pickett at
285-7390, ext. 350, or e-mail
her at mpickett@christepis-
copalchurch.org. Online reg-
istration is available at
ww w. christepisco-
palchurch.org.
Art fest set at
Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach will
play host to 100 artists for
the 14th annual Sawgrass
Village Art Festival taking
place Sept. 29 and 30.
The event will feature fine
art including sculpture,
ceramics, photography,
painting, jewelry and more.
Amy Stump is this year's
featured artist. Stump is also
a forensics artist for the Clay
County Sheriff's Office. She
is FBI-certified, and helps
police officers by drawing
faces from the memories of
witnesses.
Arts come alive Oct. 6
A fundraiser, ARTS ALIVE
2007, to benefit the Cultural


Center at Ponte Vedra Beach,
will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6
ata the center, 50 Executive
Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. The
Twisted Martini will provide
entertainment and drinks.

Dedication at airport
The public is invited to
attend the dedication of the
St. Augustine Airport com-
mercial air terminal on
Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m.
U.S. Rep. John Mica is
expected to be a part of the
ribbon-cutting ceremony.
For more information con-
tact the Airport Authority's
administration office at 209-
0090.
BRASS event Sept. 30
Beaches Residents Actively
Supporting the Symphony
[BRASS] will put on their
annual BRASS Bonanza on
Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
Food will be served and
musical exhibitions per-
formed at the event for
BRASS members only,
although members of the
public may renew their
membership or join BRASS at
the event.
It is $45 per person with
resort casual dress. To
R.S.V.P. call Beverly Napper
at 543-0717.
Poet speaks at library
Poet Jan Atchley .Bevan
will recite poems while artist
Susanne Schuenke exhibits
paintings on Oct. 10 from 2
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library.
The presentation is free
and open to the public. For
more information, call 543-
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Letters to the editor:


We must feel safe


in our neighborhoods


To the editor:
We certainly agree with The
Leader's Opinion dated Friday,
September 14. We citizens
HAVE become too used to put-
ting up with excessive noise,
vulgarity, and yes, even scream-
ing from Jacksonville Beach vis-
itors as well as residents. We
have become victims in our
own'neighborhoods near the
bars and even far away from
them. Too often nearby homes
are rented to people without
any knowledge of their back-
ground. We wish home owners
who rent would respect the
rights of neighbors and screen
some of these tenants before
ruining the peace and quiet of
the whole neighborhood.
Many of us know the story.
One single person rents, then
magically there are many more
cars in the yard and on the
street every night. Some people
rent houses as "party houses". s,
was mentioned in the article,
often the "mayhem" begins at 2
a.m. when the bars have dosed.
That's when many of the friends
from the bars are invited to con-
tinue partying throughout the
night. Nearby residents can't
possibly open their windows
without hearing the vulgar lan-
guage and loud party voices.
Car lights shining in the win-
dows, horns blowing, and doors
slamming are often a problem.
If you happen to live near one
of these rental units, sleeping
through the night becomes the
exception rather than the norm.


When residents call and com-
plain to the police, the party
breaks up temporarily, but starts
again later that night or the
next. The police can only do so
much. It seems like the code
breakers have more rights than
residents who have a vested
interest in their property.When
dealing with these problems,
confrontations are never pleas-
ant, and it appears there's no
easy solution.
There are noise ordinances for
residential neighborhoods that
are not being respected. If more
people would voice their con-
cerns to Code Enforcement and
the police department, these
people would be cited and these
situations may not get out of
control. Maybe more
Neighborhood Watches could
be set up with police involve-
ment when necessary to medi-
ate between troublesome ten-
ants, landlords and involved
residential homeowners.
We can and should do some-
thing about the people who
continually disrespect the rights
of others. We should stop set-
tling for just ignoring bad
neighbors and start working on
solutions to these types of prob-
lems. Maybe we could learn
how others have solved similar
problems. The most important
issue is that we need to feel safe
and secure in our residential
neighborhoods.
Dianne & Joe Hellhake


Gallery says thanks


To the editor:
Just wanted to say thanks for running the photo of the I.ucid
Vision glass florals n Friday's paper to announce the event.'
Also, many, many thanks for the great exposure for the Beaches
Gallery Tour. We had the best attendance we've ever had in 4
years! Your support of the arts is much appreciated by everyone.
Debbie Suchy
Eclectic Galleries, Inc.
Jacksonville Beach




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More letters to the edith


What exactly does it cost to win ar


To the editor:
How much money does a
candidate need to win in an
election? Three, four or five
million or more dollars?
The answers, or to the cor-
rect sum, may never be known,
even when the show is ever
and the curtain is down.
A return to normality, to
quote a phrase, just might pos-


sibly be in the offing, and the
candidate, himself, left only
with his contribution.
,Once again, history has been
repeated, with Shakespeare
proved right, when he candid-
ly remarked, "All the world is a
stage and the people are
actors."
And good old Mark Anthony
in addressing a romance audi-


ence, r
Caesar i
so, this
grievous
answer
So let
aspirant


The truth is wars are not fought for


To the editor:
In response to the letter
titled Military force protects all
of u and merits our support.
I am sick and tired of the
standard statement that people
"fought and died so that I can
have freedom of expression."
Another one is "we all have a
right to our opinions, people
fought and died for that very
freedom." I am a Vietnam era
veteran, Iam African American
and I"live "ii Atlaiitic Beach.


During my time in the Army I
did my own research of our
glorious democracy and found
the following. Wars are not
fought for freedom, they are
fought for the control of land
and resources. Our govern-
ment sends our young women
and men off to fight and die so
that those resources can be
exploited. Our government
works for our major corpoia-
tipn. t"r ab. ..i.' p
The truth about our past a


present
never
schools
cussed
course.
of this p
discuss o
system.
this cap
ernment
into an
tioned.t
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Commissioner Fletcher has right to vote his (


To the editor:
Poor Mr. Fletcher. The
openings are endless. He has
risen to a fame I'm sure he
did not want.
Guess what people? He has
the right to vote this way. No
one has mentioned the shows
where a plane goes down and


the pilot is instantly killed in
front of .everyone. This
includes children and per-
haps a relative of the pilot.
How many times has this
happened? The public is not
given a count. The media
show it on t.v., everyone
pauses for a second to watch


"' PHIL HUDGINS
COLUMNIST


I Customer

service

Sis always

appreciated

..." these days



-.ust because a man has
Seen married to the same
1 elections ? _J woman for,41 years does-
Select ? t mean he can remember
everything about her, stuff
like dress size.and colors and
marked, "Some see hem lengths and whether
is ambitious, if it were sleeves should be poofy or
is a grievous fault, and unpoofy.
sly hath Caesar hath So I was a bit intimidated
!d it." when I ventured alone inside
it be with all political a women's clothing store in
:s. Franklin, N.C., and
announced that I was looking
L. George Hoeff for a birthday present for my
Jacksonville Beach wife..
"Do we know your wife?" a
friendly clerk behind the
*freedom counter asked.
Freedom "You might," I said. "She
shopped here several times
as it relates to war has before."
been taught in our "Betty might know her,"
nor has it been dis- the clerk said after I revealed
in our political dis- the name.
I challenge the readers "Yes, I remember her," Betty
paper to really begin to .Teague of Franklin said with a
our political and social smile. And she began to
We need to discuss describe. her. Not just her
italist, imperialist gov- physical attributes, but also
t we have all been born that she had two daughters
id have been condi- and sometimes enjoyed the
o accept., >jr r Mate To-i-haifiniit Tih
SA" lg 3 g AU Ia. Most important
-VHl acT fNIP' U .11 ` ,'- i,
Atatinc eac of al, she remembered what
kind of clothes appealed to
her.


and then dismiss. Just anoth-
er violent scene on t.v.
Whether you see the vote
as right or wrong we need to
respect his courage.

Sara Jane Parker
Ponte Vedra Beach


Wrong to identify Tebow from St. Augustine


To the editor:
Tim Tebow from St.
Augustine? Tim Tebow, former
star quarterback of the Nease
football team, is now first
string quarterback of our
Florida Gators team.
It was during their game
with the Tennessee Volunteers,
9-15-07, that, in a conversa-
tion between the two T.V.


announcers, one remarked,
"Tebow, St. Augustine,
Florida."
Could it be that Tebow's
having graduated from a
named high school that fails to
identify its locale or that of its
student body gives cause for
such mis-identification?
A new high school for Ponte
Vedra Beach students is cur-


rently under construction and,
as yet, is not named. I would
urge those, whose responsibili-
ty it is, to name our new high
school, PONTE VEDRA HIGH
SCHOOL, so as to reflect its
proper locale and that of its
student body.

Joe Weinburger
Ponte Vedra Beach


Soldier argues against pulling


troops out of Iraq right now


*
To the editor:
I would first like to thank Mr. Tom Dumas for
his service to the nation as a Naval Aviator.
However I think the comments made in his edi-
torial "Why Not More Outrage Over Iraq War
Policy" are flawed.
I don't believe like he does that our country
has lost its way. On the contrary we still live in
the greatest country in the world, that remains
to be the shining city on the hill as it has been
referred to in the past. I would like to ask Mr.
Dumas if America has lost her way then why do
so many immigrants both legal and illegal come
to the United States every year?
Mr. Dumas also described the Global War on
Terror as maintaining a policy of torture. I agree
that the events at Abu Ghraib were despicable to
say the least, however, we soon forget about the
beheadings of noncombatants at the hands of
our enemy. If Mr. Dumas thinks we are fighting
shamefully he then fails to recognize that we are
battling insurgents and terrorists who use tac-
tics which include but are not limited to stuff-
ing explosives inside of dead animals to be used
as IEDs, suicide bombers, and firing at soldiers
from inside mosques, hospitals, and from
crowds of women and children.
I can also ensure Mr. Dumas that the jihadists
and Muslim fanatics don't need our presence in
Iraq to rally more recruits, as we were not fight-
ing a war in Iraq on September 11, 2001 to
incite Muslim fanatics to fly planes into the
World Trade Center, Pentagon, and the field in
Pennsylvania. Mr. Dumas mentions that the
war has killed and maimed many Americans.
Yes it is true that Americans have died, however


more die from violent crime in one month in
the United States than have died in Iraq or
Afghanistan, yet where is the outcry over that.
It's also true that Americans have received per-
manent injuries, however, being in the Army
myself I have been to Walter Reed and talked to
countless number of wounded soldiers and the
first thing they say is that they want to go back
over there. They feel they are letting their.broth-
ers in arms and their country down by having
gotten wounded.
The last point I'll make is over the comment
made by Mr. Dumas which talks about repeat
deployments and extensions on tours. I believe
this can be summed up in the statement that
only about 1 percent of Americans serve in the
military. That means 1 percent bear the burden
of this country. The feeling I get when looking
around this country is that America is not at
war, but the military and military families are.
We do not want you to put us on a pedestal or
anything like that, we would rather you say
thank you and go about your business unless
you too wish to join us. To pull us out would
mean we have bled and watched our brothers
die for nothing.
I am a soldier in the United States Army I do
not fail. I have never failed at anything in my
life. Let me do my job Mr. Dumas and Mr.
Fletcher and maybe you can worry about the
things under your control like maybe which
$45,000 piece of artwork to buy for Atlantic
Beach.
R. E. Ray
Fort Bragg


her.
"Wow," I exclaimed. "You
have a great memory."
So Betty and I looked
around the store until we
found what we thought was
the perfect outfit for my
bride.
This, ladies and gentlemen,
is customer service. My wife, I
found out later, had not been
to that store in about two
years. During that time, Betty
had retired for a year and
then decided to return to
work. Yet she remembered
practically everything about,
my wife, including the color
of her hair and the fairness of
her complexion.
I have been reading letters
to the editor in my hometown
paper about the lack of cus-
tomer service and friendli-
ness in many stores. In some
cases, both are nonexistent.
Many clerks don't smile, they
don't ask how you are, mainly
because they don't care how
you are, and they plop your
change onto the counter
rather than politely placing it
in your hand.
"Y'all come back, you hear."
No, they don't say that
either.
So what has happened to
us? In many cases, I believe,
mothers and fathers have
stopped teaching good man-
ners. Common courtesy
should begin at home, ease
onto the highways seen any
easing lately? -- and bloom in
the marketplace.
Mother Teresa was never a
mother, but she taught us
how to treat people.
"Peace," she wrote, "begins
with a smile smile five times
a day at someone you don't
really want to smile at, at all -
do it for peace. So let us radi-
ate the peace of God and so
light his light and extinguish
in the world and in the hearts
of all men all hatred and love
for power."
Lately, though, atheists
have been applauding because
some of Mother Teresa's let-
ters indicate she sometimes
had her doubts about God,
that she had even felt aban-
doned by God. She'd probably
just been shopping.
But I like her idea about five
smiles a day. It's a good start.
Maybe we could learn the
rest from Betty Teague.


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Public works crews brace for more rain


Heavy rains swamp JB roads


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
The Beaches got off to a wet
start this week and more rain is
expected throughout the week,
according to the National
Weather Service.
Motorists were stranded and
businesses were flooded Monday
as a estimated eight inches of
rain generated by a northeaster
soaked Jacksonville Beach.
Ponte Vedra Beach experi-
enced a similar rainfall with
seven and a half inches by mid-
day Monday, according to the
weather service.
Jacksonville Beach Police Chief
Bruce Thomason said the unex-
pected storms caught the city by
surprise.
"It was unpredicted. The
weather reports only called for a
40 percent of storms that would
be over by midday," Thomason
said. "We have seen worse but
this [storm] is in the top five."
The heaviest rainfall of the day
coincided directly with high tide.
During a northeaster, tide levels


are higher than usual.
City Councilman Lee Buck
said the flood runoff from the
Beach Boulevard bridge con-
struction took aim at Beach
Marine, producing a deluge akin
to "40 fire hoses aimed directly at
the building."
Public Works Director Ty
Edwards said his crews checked
the drains throughout the day
for debris or other blockage that
would halt the drainage.
Citizens also stepped up and
voluntarily checked drainage
areas to help maintain the storm
water drainage.
But even the most diligent
efforts proved no match for
Mother Nature.
Edwards said the rain exceeded
the capacity of the central
drainage basin at 12th Avenue
North, flooding over part of 9th
Street North.
"We live on a flat island. There
is no where to put the water," he
said. "There is no pipe or pond
big enough."
Edwards said recent drainage


improvements along portions of
Shetter Avenue and Beach
Boulevard helped lessen the
impact of the heavy rains.
The recent beach outfall exten-
sions also make it easier for
Public Works crews to dig out the
storm water drains.
"Instead of having to dig out
at the bulkhead line we just dig
at the base of the dune," he said.
"It is a lot quicker."
Though the Beaches didn't see
the amount of rainfall Tuesday as
the day before, Edwards said his
crews are standing by for more
wet weather.
"We are expecting more," he
said. "We will be hitting it all
week."
First Street in Neptune Beach
was closed for two hours
Monday due to flooding. At
Fourth Street there was some
flooding briefly. One lane of
Third Street at Lora Street
was also closed briefly, officials
reported. No roads were closed in
Atlantic Beach, but there was
some flooding at Town Center.


Mayport fans wary of cruise ship impact


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Building a cruise ship termi-
nal in Mayport Fishing Village
could jeopardize quality of life
in the historic area.
Some members of the
Mayport Waterfront
Partnership, a coalition of citi-
zens and government leaders
dedicated to preserving and
promoting the village, said
they have concerns about
bringing cruise ships to the
community.
Other members acknowl-
edged they are uncertain
whether a cruise ship terminal
at Mayport village would be
good or bad.


All agreed, however, at a
partnership meeting Tuesday
that maintaining Mayport
Fishing Village's lifestyle is the
primary concern.
Jacksonville Port Authority
officials said last week they are
interested in building a cruise
terminal adjacent to the St.
Johns River ferry docks..
The Jacksonville Port
Authority has recently agreed
to assume responsibility of the
St. Johns River ferry and is now
proposing a cruise terminal
that would harbor one ship for
the first year of operation and
then consider adding one or
two smaller ships. A three to
four story parking garage in the


area, to accommodate cruise
ship passengers, is also pro-
posed, according to Mayport
Waterfront Partnership Chair
Paul Parsons. He has said that
shuttles are also likely with
some passengers parking off-
site.
Members of the Partnership
Tuesday discussed the poten-
tial of a cruise terminal with
mixed feelings.
"I don't know if it's good or
if it's bad," said Parsons. "It
was quite shocking to me to


look at it."
With the acquisition of the
ferry and the potential acquisi-
tion of some Vestcor's proper-
ties, the terminal may be feasi-
ble. Parsons said that Vestcor
currently has a contract for
Mat Roland Seafood, located
on Ocean Street, where the ter-
minal is proposed. Previously,
Vestcor had detailed plans to
build multi-family projects
such as condominiums along
the waterfront.
Vestcor Chair John Rood


could not be reached for com-
ment.
Former Chair Ben Tucker
suggested that Port Authority
officials attend a partnership
meeting to show members a
footprint of the plan.
"Before we go off the deep
end, let's have them come in,"
he said.
However, he added that one
of the key questions needs to
be "How is this going to work
to keep this a fishing village,"
he said. "If [Mat] Roland sells
out, where are the shrimp
boats going to go."
Other members were more
outspoken in their opinions of
the terminal.


"I'm just sick. I think it will
destroy the village of
Mayport," said member Linda
Johnson.
"If they can make a cruise
ship work and preserve the vil-
lage, I would be in fairor of it,
but I don't think it's going to
happen," said member Carroll
Huffines.
The Partnership agreed that
more information is needed
since the plans are still prelim-
inary.
Parsons agreed to contact the
Port Authority, as well as other
officials to find out details and
have them speak to the
Partnership if possible.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


Agent rejoins Realtor
The Ponte Vedra office o
Prudential Network, Reli
announced that formefrii
ber has rejoined the team. Lee
Elmore has lived her entire life
in Jacksonville except for the
years she attended the
University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. She has lived in
Ortega, San Marco, Riverside,
Jacksonville Beach and most
recently in Atlantic Beach.

Nonprofits workshop
The Small Business
Development Center at the
University of North Florida will
present Major Gift Fundraising,
a workshop for nonprofit
organizations, from 9 a.m. to
noon Oct. 8.
This workshop will be held
on at the UNF University
Center. Any nonprofit agency is
welcome to attend.
"Competing for charitable
dollars is increasingly a more
difficult, and costly, undertak-
ing. It's important for organiza-
tions to carefully evaluate their
fundraising programs, for cost-
efficiency and return on invest-
ment," said consultant Brain
Smith.
Smith will facilitate the pro-
gram, in which participants will
learn how to plan for and exe-
cute a major gift campaign, ask
more effective, and change the
paradigm and the vocabulary of
fundraising to "return on
investment."
The cost to attend the work-


shop is $60 per person. For
more informationn or to register.
cal. 276 or t'o"

Agency adds assistant
St. John & Partners recently
hired Emily Meher as media
planning assistant at the firm's
Jacksonville headquarters.
A resident of Jacksonville
Beach, Meher joins St. John &
Partners after freelancing for
the agency for several weeks.
Meher, who received her
bachelor's degree from Florida
State, will support media servic-
es for the agency's four Ford
Dealer accounts.
She comes to the firm from
Agent 16 in New York where
she was an assistant account
executive -and traffic coordina-
tor on the Salem and Winston
accounts for RJ Reynolds.

CPA opens business
Long time Beaches resident
Sonny Martin will open Barley,
Martin & Wild, CPA, PL on Oct.
1. The office will be located at
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 330
in Jacksonville. David Barley,
Sonny Martin and Vicky Wild
bring over 60 years of combined
public accounting experience to
their new firm. For more infor-
mation, visit Barley, Martin &
Wild's web site (www.bmwcpa-
jax.com).

Upcoming workshops
Following are workshops
offered by the Small Business


Development Center at the
University of.North Florida this
mnili and next. To register bor
for more information on an3.of
the following, call 620-2476 or
log on to www.sbdc.unf.edu.
The workshops are held at
UNF University Center, 12000
Alumni Drive, off Kernan and
Butler Boulevard.

How to S-T-A-R-T-U-P
Your Own Business
When: Oct. 12, 9 am to noon
Cost: $30 in advance or $40
day of workshop.
Information: Thinking of
starting a business? This work-
shop will give you an overview
of the seven basic requirements
for business startup. A business
startup kit is included in the
workshop fee.

Writing an Effective
Business Plan
When: Today and Sept. 26, 9
am to noon
Cost: $150
Information: A business plan
helps you evaluate the viability
of your venture, define how
you will make money, assess
potential markets, and plan for
the future.
Getting the first word on paper
is often the hardest part to
writing and effective business
plan. ActivePlans Strategic
Planning Netware makes it eas-
ier to get started. This internet
tool provides you with a tem-
plate to guide you through the
process.


This three-part workshop
includes detailed instructions
on' how to use the'ActivPaYi
pri6gam, plkii-ldepth dtlhis-"
sion about management, mar-
keting and finance.
The Price includes all materials
and access to ActivePlans.

On Target Marketing
When: Sept. 27, 6 p.m. to 9
p.m.
Cost: $30 in advance or $40
day of workshop.
Information: Achieve your
sales and marketing goals by
understanding your product or
services, customers, prospects
and competitors. This class is
taught by a marketing profes-
sional.

Dollars and Sense:
Recordkeeping Essentials
When: Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to 9
p.m.
Cost: $30 in advance or $40
at the door.
Information: Recordkeeping
seem overwhelming? This
workshop includes what
records to keep and for how
long, a comparison of available
recordkeeping systems,
improving cash flow, under-
standing financial statements,
and how to select an account-
ant. This class is taught by
accounting professionals.

Tax Facts
When: Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to 9
p.m.
Cost: $30 in advance or $40


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September 19, 2007


OBITUARIES


MARY E. BARNES


ISABEL CALDERON


ELEANOR S. CAPALDO


Mary E. Barnes (n6e Spears)
died September 14, 2007 in
Ormond Beach, Fla. She was
born March 27, 1949 to Willie
Spears and Mary Lou Bryson
Spears, both of whom prede-
ceased her. She also was pre-
ceded in death by a son, Eric E.
Barnes, and a sister, Janic
Woodruff.
She was formerly employed
by Sears, Eckerd Drugs and
Mayo Clinic.
She married Walter L. Barnes
May 7, 1968 in Meridian, Miss.
Survivors include her husband
of 39 years, Walter; son,
Walter II (Christine); six broth-


ers, J.J. Harris of Kansas City,
Mo., John Harris (Gwen) of
Tom's River, NJ., Willie, Harry
and James "Fred" Spears
(Carolyn), all of Kansas City,
Mo. and Richard Spears
(Williams) of Phoenix, Ariz.;
and sisters, Dorothy Palmer of
Skokie, Ill. and Cecelia Spears
of Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held
at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1500-
1 Main St., Atlantic Beach,
with Rev. Timothy Cole offici-
ating.
First Coast Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.


CHARLES PHILIP HOPFE


Charles Philip Hopfe, 65,
died September 12, 2007. He
was born January 4, 1942 in
Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was retired from General
Motors Service Parts Operations
after 44 years of service. He
proudly served our country in
the U.S. Army and was a mem-
ber of American Legion #283 of
Jacksonville and Elks Lodge
#221.
Survivors include his wife of
45 years, Mary Ann Hopfe; son,
Gregory P. Hopfe; and three
grandchildren to whom he was
"Pa," Ryan Michael, Jordan
Kimberly and Brooke Michele;
daughter-in-law, Angela Hopfe;
sister-in-law, Connie Lesley;
nephews, Mark and Mike
Merrill; and two great-nieces.
Visitation was Sunday at


Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home. Further visitation was
held Tuesday at Hill Funeral
Home, Grand Blanc, Mich.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Holy Family
Catholic Church in Grand
Blanc, with visitation at 10:30
a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Department of
Development, Cancer and
Transplant, Mayo Clinic, 4500
San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL
32224-9989
The family would like to.give
special thanks to Drs. William
Maples and Galen Perdikis of
Mayo Clinic and Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


CHRIS THOMAS


Chris Thomas, 58, of Ponte
Vedra Beach and Perth,
Western Australia .died
September 16, 2007. He came
to Florida on a two-year- con-
tract with Iluka Resources. He
was a wonderful husband, car-
ing and devoted father, and a
quiet gentleman, the family
said.
Survivors include his wife of
33 years, Morag; sons, Andrew
(Hannah) and Robert; daugh-
ter, Katina (Andrew); brothers,
Ian, David and Greg; and
many other relatives and


friends.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Thursday in Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home. A
Funeral Service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
are preferred to the American
Cancer Society, 2850. Isabella
Blvd., Suite 20, Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Isabel Calderon died
September 15, 2007. She was
preceded in death by her moth-
er, Carman Montalvo-Calderon;
her husband, Tito Munoz; and
her Jacksonville friends, Lydia
Storch and Felicita Fernandez.
She is survived by her adopt-
ed family, Ann Storch and her
adult children, Anthony
(Suzanne) Storch, Jeanna
(David) Houston and Frida, and
Amy Connor (Ethan) Barnas
and their children, Magdalena
and Augustas, all of
Jacksonville; her close friend
and confidant, Natalie (Ivan)
Soto of The Villages, Fla.; and
friends at Mt. Carmel Gardens
in Jacksonville, in Miami,
DelRay Beach and Weston,.Fla.,
and in Minnesota, New York,
New Jersey, Georgia and Puerto
Rico.
She was born May 28, 1917 in
New York, N.Y. Prior to becom-
ing a hair dresser at Best and
Company in New York, she was
a Latin-style dancer on
Broadway. She and her hus-
band, Tito, moved in the late
1960s to San Juan, P.R., where


she continued her hair dressing
career at the Pierre Hotel.
After her mother and hus-
band died, she moved to Little
Havana in Miami, Fla. to be
with her friend Lydia Storch.
Several years later, for health
reasons, Storch moved to
Jacksonville to be with her son,
Fernando Storch, and his fami-
ly. She followed and made her
home at Mt; Carmel Gardens in
Jacksonville. She worshipped at
Prince .of Peace Catholic
Church.
A Memorial Mass was cele-
brated Tuesday in the Prince of
Peace Catholic Church, with
the Rev. Michael Larkin as cele-
brant. She will be laid to rest in
Puerto Rico.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Prince of Peace
Catholic Church, 6320 Bennett
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216 or
to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL
32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


JEANNE COTTRELL Kuss


Jeanne Cottrell Kuss, 80,
died peacefully September 14,
2007 after a long neurological
illness. She was born January
5, 1927 in Newport, R.I. and
resided in Jacksonville for 38
years.
She went to St. Catherine's
Academy in Newport and
attended Marymount College,
in Tarrytown, N.Y. and Los
Angeles, Calif.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Susan (Nelson)
Humphrey and Jamie
(William) Cissel of Neptune
Beach, Katie Kuss of Ponte
Vedra Beach, John Kuss of
Jacksonville Beach and Jody
Kuss of New York, N.Y.; grand-
children, Emma and Ellie
Cissel and Joshua Kuss; and
brothers, John A. Cottrell of
Los Angeles and James B.
Cottrell of Middletown, RI.
She was working at the
William Morris Agency in
New York in 1955, when she
had a blind date with John


"Jack" Kuss. They married
soon after and celebrated
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary in March 2005. She was
predeceased by her husband,
who died November 15, 2005:.
She was a loving mother
and grandmother who shall
forever be missed by her fam-
ily and friends, not only for
her love but for her sense of
humor and wit, the family
said.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 9 a.m.
Thursday at St. Mary's Church
in Newport. Donations in her
memory may be made to the
Parkinson's Disease
Foundation-Memorial
Donation at www.pdf.org or
to the Parkinson's Disease
Foundation, 1359 Broadway,
Suite 1509, New York, NY
10018.
Arrangements by the
O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home,
Newport,;R.I.


Eleanor S. Capaldo, 85,
recently of Ponte Vedra
Beach and a longtime resi-
dent of Stratford and
Fairfield, Conn., died peace-
fully July 29, 2007 in
Jacksonville Beach. She was
born May 9, 1922 in
Branford, the daughter of the
late Anthony and Ursula
Siemiatkowski.
She is survived by her two
daughters, Lynn Capaldo and
her husband, Jonathan
Katzen, of Ponte Vedra Beach
and Lisa Makoul and her hus-
band, Steven, of Evanston,
Ill.; three granddaughters,
Stephanie Katzen and
Madeline arid Ellie Makoul;
two sisters, Edith Houser of
Woodbridge and Halina
Martin of Meriden, Conn.;
and several nieces and
nephews. She was prede-
ceased by her husband,


Edmund Capaldo; sister,
Regina Sellman; and broth-
ers, Edwin and Carroll
Siemenn.
An accomplished bridge
player who earned the rank
of life master, she continued
to be actively involved in
several bridge groups. All
those who knew ard loved
her admired her strong and
independent spirit. She was a
devoted wife, mother, grand-
mother and friend who will
be greatly missed, the family
said.
Friends and family are
invited to attend a memorial
service at 10 a.m. September
29 at the Maiorano Funeral
Home, 95 Willow St.,
Waterbury, Conn.
Services under the direc-
tion of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


JAMES A., WHALEN


James A. Whalen ("Hoss"),
81, died peacefully September
13, 2007 at Beaches Baptist
Hospital after a long battle
with COPD.
He was a World War II veter-
an who served as a quartermas-
ter on board the USS Rockaway
(AVP-29). He participated in the
invasion of North Africa and
Normandy.
He moved to the Beaches in
1950. He was a self-employed
general contractor for more
than 50 years who loved the
holidays and the great out-
doors.
He had a long and prosperous
life filled with joy of family and
friends. His illness forced him
into retirement at the age of 80.
He was a beloved husband,
father, grandfather and friend.
His presence will be deeply
missed by all, the family said.
Preceded in death'by his par-
ents, James and Margaret
Whalen; brother, Frank
Whalen; and first wife, Marjorie
Whalen, he is survived by his


second wife, Terese Whalen;
son, Michael, and daughter-in-
law, Sharon; daughter, Penny
M. Whalen; granddaughters,
Denise Dugger and Christy
Whalen; grandson, Brandon
Ranck; brother, Joseph Whalen
of Philadelphia, Pa.; several
nieces and nephews; lifelong
friends,' George and Barbara
Summers; and his faithful four-
legged companions, Wilsie,
Pepper and the late Lambchop.
The family would like to
thank all the doctors, nurses
and caregivers who assisted
with "Hoss," to include Dr.
Samuel J. Fern, Beaches Baptist
Hospital, Specialty Hospital and
Cypress Village.
Graveside services will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1500-1
Main St., Atlantic Beach. In his
memory, donations may be
made to the American Lung
Association and the
Jacksonville Humane Society.
First Coast Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.


POLICE BEAT


PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Several pieces of jewelry were
stolen from a home office in
the 8000 block of Pebble'Creek
Lane West between Sept. 1 and
Sept. 6, according to a police
report.
* *
Jewelry and precious stones
totaling nearly $20,000 in
value were stolen from a resi-
dence in the 2300 block of
North L'atrium Circle between
Aug. 22, and Sept. 15, accord-
ing to a police report.
* *
Deputies responded to a
report of theft in the 6000
block of Oakbrook Court on
Friday, according to a police
report. The victim said there
were two cameras and a laptop
missing.

Construction supplies were
.stolen from a site in the 400
block of Cape May Avenue
between Thursday night and
Friday morning, according to a
police report.

An air compressor was stolen
from a house under construc-
tion in the 300 block of San
Juan Drive between Sept. 7 and
Sept. 11, according to deputies.
* *
Sodas and snacks were taken
from a. concession stand near
the ,soccer fields at.Davis Park
between Sept. 7, and Sept. 10,
according to police.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Fraud was reported Sept. 14
in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue
S. The victim told police that
an unauthorized charge of
$452.28 appeared on his bank
statement.

Battery was reported Sept. 14
at a bar in the 100 block of 3rd
Avenue N. Witnesses said the
victim was punched in the face
by the suspect after the two
men exchanged words in the
bar. Police observed a man lay-
ing on the ground. The suspect
fled on foot before police
arrived.

Terry Daniel Duren, 32, a
transient, was arrested Sept. 14
and charged with strong armed
robbery in the 500 block of 1st
Street N., according to a police
report. The victim flagged
down an officer at 7:45 p.m. to
report the robbery. The victim
told police he was sitting on a
bench when the suspect
approached and knocked him
to the ground, taking his wallet


before fleeing the area. The vic-
tim was able to positively iden-
tify the suspect in a photo line-
up.

Strong armed robbery was
reported Sept. 12 at 1:10 p.m.
in the first block of 3rd Street
North. An Alabama woman
told police she was walking
into Walgreen's with her wallet
in her hand when the suspect
rode up on a bike and grabbed
her wallet from behind. The
wallet contained the victim's
identification and $332 cash.
The suspect was described as a
black male with shoulder-
length dreadlocks riding a
beach cruiser type bike.

Auto burglary was reported
Sept. 12 in the first block of
Tallwood Road. A computer
and a Swiss Army knife were
stolen from a vehicle at the vic-
tim's residence. The victim told
police he heard his dog barking
at 1 a.m. but did not notice
anything out of the ordinary
when he took him outside. The
loss was estimated at $1,550.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Sept. 12 in the
500 block of 1st Street N. A blue
2000 Honda Civic valued at
$8,000 was stolen from the pier
.parking lot. The victim told
police she returned to the park-
ing lot at 11 p.m. and discov-
ered the car missing.

Auto burglary was reported
Sept. 12 in the 1700 block of
Oakbreeze Lane. A Smith &
Wesson handgun valued at
$425 and $30 in cash were
stolen from the vehicle.
*0* *
Grand theft was reported
Sept. 13 in the 1100 block of
5th Street N. A drill worth $558
was stolen from the vehicle.

Battery was reported Sept. 16
in the 300 block of 1st Street N.
The victim told police he was
struck several times in the face
by an employee of a bar after a
member of his group was
denied entry for not having
any identification.
Management said the group
was refused entry because they
were being rowdy. The door-
man sought help from other
staff members because he was
overwhelmed by the group.

Lemartin Nathan Mitchell,
28, of Jacksonville was arrested
Sept. 14 and charged with alter-
ation of a firearm and carrying


a concealed weapon in the 400
block of 7th Street S., according
to a police report. Police report-
ed they initiated a traffic stop
and found a loaded .25 caliber
handgun in Mitchell's pocket
with the serial number filed
down.

Steven Alan Smith, 47, of
Orange Park was arrested Sept.
16 and charged with stalking
after violating an injunction for
protection in the first block of
1st Street North, according to a
police report.

. Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Sept. 17 in the
3300 block of America Avenue.
A blue 2005 Kia Spectra valued
at $5,000 was stolen from the
victim's driveway.

Deborah Lynch Evans, 51, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
Sept. 16 and charged with pos-
session of burglary tools and
burglary to an unoccupied
structure in the 1300 block of
18th Avenue N., according to a
police report.
* *,
Strong arm' robbery was
reported Sept. 16 in the first
block of 8th Avenue N. Three
victims were walking in the 8th
Avenue North end zone at 4:30
a.m. when they were
approached by a white
Chevrolet Impala. Two male
suspects exited the vehicle with
semiautomatic handguns. One
of the men appeared to cock
the weapon as if he were load-
ing a round into the chamber
and told the victims to "give us
all you got." The suspects stole
a digital camera, two wallets
and a cell phone card from one
of the victims. The others had
no property and suffered no
loss. The suspects told the vic-
tims to turn around and run
toward the ocean. They
observed a city worker cleaning
the Latham Plaza area and
relayed the incident. The city
employee said he had observed
a vehicle matching the descrip-
tion of the suspect's vehicle
traveling at a high rate of speed
on 1st Street with no headlights
on. The vehicle was captured
by the city's surveillance sys-
tem.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Gary Alan Chamberlain, 50,
was arrested for committing,
criminal mischief greater than
$1,000 on Sept. 10 in the 2300
block of Mayport Road, accord-
ing to a police report.


*** '
Robert Lee Upson, 32, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine and tampering with
evidence on Sept. 8 in the 2300
block of Mayport Road, accord-
ing to a police report. Hotel
staff found cocaine under a tis-
sue box in a room and told
police that the former tenants
were coming back to get the
item, according to the report.
Police placed sugar in the bag-
gie and put it back in the same
location. An officer waited in
the shower. The defendant
returned, went directly into the
bathroom, grabbed the baggie
and said "Lordy, it's still here,"
according to the report.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Aug. 31 in
the 90 block of Ardella Road,
according to a police report.
The victim told police her truck
was stolen from her driveway,
according to the report.

Aggravated assault was
reported on Sept. 8 in the 1600
block of Mayport Road, accord-
ing to a police report. A citizen
called police regarding two
men arguing by a bus stop. The
suspect pulled a knife on the
victim at which point the vic-
tim walked in the opposite
direction to avoid a conflict,
according to the report.
***
James F Burns III, 33, was
arrested for carrying a con-
cealed firearm on Sept. 10 in
the 1500 block of Park Terrace


W., according to a police report.

Shots fired was reported on
Sept. 11 in the 1000 block of
Cornell Lane, according to a
police report. Officers respond-
ed and found a handgun,
according to the report.
***00
Larry Wayne Polk, 49, was
arrested for two counts of deal-
ing in stolen property, grand
theft and giving false verifica-
tion of ownership of pawned
items in the 300 block of Third
Street, according to a police
report. Police conducted a traf-
fic stop and discovered that he
had a warrant out of Marion
County, according to the
report.
***
NEPTUNE BEACH
James Franklin Goodwin, 50,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and for being a habitu-
al traffic offender on Sept. 14 in
the 1400 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a
police report.

Vahid Dizdarevic, 18, was
arrested for fleeing or attempt-'
ing to elude a law enforcement
officer on Sept. 15 in the 800
block of Fifth Street, according
to a police report. The defen-
dant was traveling 73 miles per
hour in a 35 mile per hour zone
in the 500 block of Third Street,
according to a police report.
***0
Anthony Devon Coley, 24,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance on Sept.


15 in the 300 block of Florida
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
***
Criminal mischief was
reported on Sept. 13 in the 700
block of, Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
Someone keyed the victim's
vehicle, according to the
report.

Uttering a forged instrument,
deed or certificate of public
record was reported on Sept. 10
in the 100 block of First Street,
according to a police report.
The city's building official
reported that a suspect had
been attempting to obtain roof-
ing permits without a license
and by forging the signature of
the victim on applications,
according to the report.
***O
Gerald Lyle West, 45, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine on Sept. 13 in the 1500
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.

Thurman Blaine King, 45,
was arrested for possession of
cocaine on Sept. 13 in the 1500
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.
***
Mary B. Kelleher, 42, was
arrested for being a habitual
traffic offender on Sept. 13 in
the 1100 block of Florida
Boulevard, according to a
police report.
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Corporate challenge comes to YMCA in PV


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER

The second annual First Coast Games came
to Ponte Vedra Beach Saturday at the Winston
Family YMCA, where members of 16 corpo-
rate or government teams competed in swim-
ming events.
The games, begun last year by the YMCA of
Florida's First Coast of which the Winston
Y is a branch are aimed at improving well-
ness of participating team members and, by
extension, the community, said Ray Purvis,
an organizer of the games.
"First Coast Games encourages a culture
shift among corporate groups and civic
groups toward wellness, toward paying atten-
tion to health-risk factors throughout the
year," Purvis said.
"Over time, we hope that the impact of the
First Coast Games is to consistently improve
employee wellness and family wellness and
ultimately community wellness for the First
Coast area," said Purvis, a senior vice presi-
dent of the YMCA of Florida's First Coast.
Each business, government or civic group
that takes part pays $5,000 for its employees
to compete in one or more of 14 events,
which are held from July 23 through Oct. 13.
That amount covers such things as uni-
forms and officials, as well as personal trainers
for a wellness challenge.
Competitions are held primarily at branch-
es of the First Coast YMCA, although the soft-
ball competition is held at a Duval County
park, Purvis said.
When the games are finished, a representa-
tive from each team is selected to compete in
a 10-week fitness challenge, Purvis said.
For the swimming phase Saturday, swim-
mers and football players from Nease High
School served as volunteers.
"They're timing for the swim meet and get-
ting volunteer hours," said Mary Ann
Thomas, executive director of the Winston
Family Y.
Among participants this year are the city of
Jacksonville, the Clay County Health
Department, the Duval County School
District, Baptist Health and Vystar Credit.
Union, the presenting sponsor.
Terry West, a member of the Vystar swim-
ming team, said 70 of his company's employ-
ees participate.
"We're working really hard, trying to win,"
he said during a break in the swimming
events. "We've got some who are members of
two teams and one or two who are members
of three teams. And we have somebody on
every event.
"All I do is swim," said West, who added
he's the slowest member of the swim team.
"I'm also the old guy. They won't handicap
me."
Other sports are softball, volleyball, basket-
ball, flag football, cycling, running, rock
climbing and golf. The competition con-
cludes with a relay race and 5K run at the
Yates Family YMCA on Riverside Avenue in


Jacksonville.
"The foundation of the First Coast Games is
our . wellness challenge," said Purvis,
"where participants from each of the compa-
nies work with trainers at various YMCAs.
"They will work out twice weekly toward
wellness goals for 10 weeks, and there will be
medical screening before and after the train-
ing time that will measure fitness gains,
whether it be in cholesterol, blood pressure,
inches of body measurement or weight loss."
Cheryl Townsend, the city of Jacksonville's
swim team captain, said, "We have some real-
ly good swimmers on our team. We've got
some really energetic people. We've got a mix
of all different departments this year. It's great
to have people you don't typically get to work
with."
One of Townsend's swimmers is Maggie
Johnson, who lives in Atlantic Beach and
works for Jerry Holland, elections supervisor.
"I would say a very enthusiastic 10th" is
where Johnson ranked herself on
Jacksonville's 10-member swim team. "My
team captain, Cheryl Townsend, and team
coach, Scott Ditmar, have put so much ener-
gy into encouraging and coaching me. I'm so
surprised how much I've gotten out of it per-
sonally."


Nease High volunteers record the times of
competitors at the First Coast Games swim
ming meet, held Saturday at the Winston
Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra Beach.


Photos by CHUCK ADAMS
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who has just finished warming up.


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conducted in the First Coast Games.
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JOHN
HARDEBECK
COLUMNIST


Speaking in

public not

strong suit

friends, Romans, coun-
trymen, lend me your
ears, but don't expect
silver-tongue oratory.
That's what I was think-
ing after I agreed to make
a speech at the
Jacksonville Beach Noon
Lions Club meeting
recently. The Lions' leader,
Lloyd Anders, asked me to
entertain the members
with some stories from my
work as a journalist.
I did it because I sin-
cerely admire the charita-
ble functions the Lions
Clubs.perform in commu-
nities, especially their sup-
port of the blind and visu-
ally impaired.
I got a good grade in my
college public speaking
course. Even so, as I indi-
cated, speechmaking has
never really been my
strong suit, no matter
what I was wearing.
In the fifth grade,
dressed up as Honest Abe
for a Lincoln's Birthday
play, I got stuck in the
middle of reciting the
Gettysburg Address. Our
teacher prompted me fran-
tically from the wings
until I eventually remem-
bered the words. Relieved,
I figured the only worse
thing would be if Lincoln
assassin John Wilkes
Booth showed up.
From then on, I careful-
ly avoided any situation
which would call for me
to speechify. However,
finally, many years later, I
got dragooned into
addressing a group of
agency managers at
Prudential. I knew the
subject, so I apparently
did pretty well, since they
applauded. I bowed and
exited the room.
Unfortunately, I walked
into a closet, sorta like
bumbling Inspector
Clouseau in the Pink
Panther films. When I
sheepishly reemerged, the
audience gave birth to
mirth. Well, as that old
show. biz saying goes,
always leave 'em laughing.
In an effort to inform
myself in advance of the
Lions Club meeting, I
learned (from Wikipedia,
the online encyclopedia)
that Lions Club
International is the
world's largest service club
organization, with 45,000
clubs and nearly 1.35 mil-
lion members in 200
countries. Its motto is "We
Serve," and, naturally, it
was founded in the U.S.,
underlining this nation's
reputation as the most
charitable country in the
world. The organization
was originated by Velvin
Jones, who is alleged to
have commented, "You
can't get very far until you
start doing something for
somebody else."
Judging from the club
activities reports given at
the meeting, the Jax Beach
"Nooners" are doing plen-
ty of good things for oth-
ers.
My dear friend Ethel
told me that the old-time
Beaches telephone opera-
tors (of which she was
one) would explain to the
caller when the line
desired was already in use,
"The li-on is busy."
That's certainly true of
today's local Lions. Bravo
to those busy benefactors!


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Ashley Greer, from left, Cheryl Strickland, co-captain Rebecca West, co-captain Kristie Reeves, John Silvester and Rob West, with Rob Knox standing behind, join
Rob Uselman after the first Team PGA Tour MS Bike Ride jersey is presented Friday to Uselman, a PGA Tour employee who has multiple sclerosis.



Tour employee inspires MS 150 design


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
hen a PGA Tour
team decided to have
a team jersey
designed for this year's 150- ;
mile MS Bike Ride, they had .
fellow PGA Tour employee
Rob Uselman in mind.
Uselman, 45, was diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis (MS) in
1992, five years after he start-
ed working for the Tour.
Uselman was surprised
Friday when he was presented
with a jersey, which shows the
silhouette of a man getting
out of a wheelchair and onto
a bicycle.
"The whole thing really
took me by surprise,"
Uselman said of the unveiling
of the jersey at TPC Sawgrass


in Ponte Vedra Beach.
"It was very touching and
an honor."
The bicycle team, called
Team PGA Tour, is made up of
57 persons PGA employees
and other friends of Uselman
--who will bicycle from St.
Augustine to Daytona Beach
and back Sept. 29 and 30.
They and other teams that
will total more than 2,000
Cyclists raise pledges in the
local version of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society's
bike rides.
The PGA Tour MS Bike Ride,
now in its 19th year, is one of
about 100 similar events in 48
states.
Last year, 100,000 cyclists
participated in various MS
bike rides, raising $67 million,
more than $1 million of that


from the PGA Tour event. A disease of the central
Kristie Reeves, co-captain of nervous system, MS interrupts
Team PGA Tour, said the idea the flow of information from
of giving Uselman a framed the brain to the body.
jersey came when the design- Symptoms can vary from tin-
er showed his first drawings of gling to paralysis, although
the red, white and blue shirts.'! fatigue-is(a corhmon;syimp- ;
"Rob definitely inspired. or ,-. tom.lii ',;, ;, i,. ; :;' -
design," Reeves said after "MS is very lonely, very
Friday's unveiling ceremony. scary," Uselman told members
"We wanted to show the of Team PGA Tour in March.
morphing of someone coming "You don't know what to
out of a wheelchair and get- expect from one day to the
ting onto a bicycle, show next."
them getting their movement Uselman started with the
back," said Reeves, a new Tour as a mechanic in golf
media project manager for the course maintenance. When
Tour. his condition made it unsafe
The goal of the National for him to continue as a
Multiple Sclerosis Society is to mechanic, the Tour offered
defeat the disease that affects him the chance to learn a new
more than 400,000 persons in skill, sending him to informa-
the United States and 2.5 mil- tion technology classes.
lion around the world. "It makes me feel useful,"


photo courtesy of THE BEACHES AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fletcher High School under construction in early 1937. The Jaclsonville Beach school was
named in honor of a former U.S. senator from Florida.


said Uselman. With MS, "a lot
of the things you used to do
you can't do," he said. "You
kind of start to feel useless.
But thanks to the Tour and
this job, that issue's gone."
After writing programs,
,. Uselman became a systems
analyst, then moved into proj-
ect management.
"All along the way they've
given me the training I need-
ed," said Uselman, whose
roots are in Minnesota.
In 1987 Uselman and his
wife, Nancy, moved to Florida..
with their children, Sarah and
Nick, who have since graduat-
ed from Nease High School.
"They had.to suffer through
this when they were young,"

See JERSEY, A-10


Fletcher High School


turns 70 on Thursday


event years ago tomor-
row, Fletcher High School
opened its doors to
Beaches-area students.
Classes officially got under
way at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 20,
1937, as Fletcher High stu-
dents joined more than
38,000 pupils who made up
the Duval County public
school system at that time.
"A new school will be offi-
cially welcomed into the sys-
tem: the high school at
Jacksonville Beach, designed
for the beach communities
and named for the late United
States Senator Duncan U.
Fletcher," The Florida Times-
Union reported on page 13 of


JOHNNY
WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR


See FLETCHER, A-10


Beaches couple start hot sauce biz using family recipe


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
or the past two years, a
Jacksonville Beach couple
has learned how to start a
business and bring a food
product made from a family
recipe to market.
Mona and Bruce Peterson
started a business to sell 710
Dat's My Sauce, a datil pepper
sauce made from Bruce
Peterson mother's original
recipe.
According to her son, Jean
Peterson, who lived at the
beach for most of her life, was
known for her vegetable gar-
den and her great cooking.
One of her specialties was
her datil pepper sauce which
she used at home and gave to


her family and friends. She
started making the sauce in
the 1980s.
Since Jean Peterson's death
10 years ago, Mona and Bruce
Peterson have continued mak-
ing the sauce and giving it
away. Many people encour-
aged them to bottle the sauce
for sale, not just friends but
also strangers who tried the
sauce when they were in the
area.
Neither of the Petersons had


any previous experience in
the food business. Bruce is in
construction and Mona has
worked in real estate and sec-
retarial services.
Although they believed they
had a product that would sell,
they faced several challenges
along the way.
One of the biggest was find-
ing a company to manufac-
ture and bottle the sauce,
Mona Peterson said.
They were surprised to learn
that some of the other local
companies specializing in
sauces either do their own
bottling or don't bottle their
sauce locally.
After much searching, the

See RECIPES, A-9


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photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
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couple contracted with Stage
Coach Bottling in Palatka. The
owners and staff at Stage
Coach were also helped with
information about labeling
and compliance with federal
regulations, Peterson said .
Even though she had taken
a small business course at
University of North Florida,
Peterson said that the help of
professionals and people with
experience in business was
invaluable. Areas where pro-
fessionals were essential were
in licensing, copyrights, and
trademarks.
Marketing for the sauce has
been going Well, the couple
said.
Restaurants in North Florida
and out of state have
expressed an interest in the
product.
Mark Peterson, Bruce's
brother, introduced the sauce
to a specialty market in
Orlando that scheduled a
product demonstration.
The company is called
Taytor LLC, named for the
Petersons' two daughters
Taylor and Torrie. Taylor is
designing the company's web-
site (710datsmysauce.com).
Production of the second
batch of 710 Dat's My Sauce
was recently completed. The
first batch is bottled with a
black label signifying that it is
slightly less hot version of the
sauce. The second batch, with
the red label, is a hotter ver-
sion made with more datil
peppers.
Like Jean Peterson, the cou-
ple grows datil peppers in
their backyard. However, they
don't harvest enough for the
business. To make sure they
have enough for production
Bruce Peterson recently pur-
chased 23 pounds of datil pep-
pers from a grower.
Using any other type of pep-
per just would not produce
the same taste, he said. The
datil peppers are unlike any
other pepper, they are sweet
and hot.
Whenever his mother was
cooking her datil pepper
sauce, Bruce Peterson said that
he could smell the aroma of
the sauce before he even
opened the front door. The
sauce is versatile and can be
used with chicken, seafood,
French fries, omelets, and any
kind of meat.
The Petersons still like to-eAt
it with crackers and cream
cheese, just like the family did
years ago.
The couple have dozens of
cookbooks from Jean's consid-
erable collection. They also
have numerous written


recipes, many which she had
indicated were of her own cre-
ation.
One of Jean Peterson's "my
own" recipes is Datil Pepper
Chili. This chili recipe has
chili powder and cumin along
with 8-12 datil peppers added
to ground beef. The sauce for
the chili is made from beef
broth, tomato sauce, and beer.
The dish is finished with fresh
cilantro and lemon juice dur-
ing the last 30 minutes of
cooking.
Peterson's original recipe for
Easy Baked Chicken can be
served as it comes from the
oven, with datil pepper sauce,
or with other sauces.
Creamy Corn Bread, which
Bruce Peterson said is the best
cornbread, starts with corn-
bread mix. Sour cream and
cream style corn improve the
texture and the flavor of plain
cornbread.
Use raw, green peanuts to
make Jean's Spicy Boiled
Peanuts. Boiled peanuts has
been a favorite in north
Florida and other parts of the
south for years and can still be
found for sale locally, said
Peterson.

The following are a few
recipes from Mona and Bruce
Peterson's collection of Jean
Peterson's recipes.

Datil Pepper Chili .

3 lbs. chili-ground orcubed
beef chuck
2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium red bell peppers,
chopped
4 cloves of garlic, mashed
and then finely chopped
8-12 datil peppers, stemmed
and finely chopped
4 T chili powder
3 tsp. cumin
3 tsp. oregano
2 10 oz. cans beef boullion
1 cup tomato sauce
1 12 oz. can beer
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
or parsley
juice of one lemon

Saute beef, onions and bell
pepper in large pot. Drain.
Add remaining'ingredients
except cilantro and lemon
juice and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and sim-
mer for one hour.
Add cilantro and lemon
juice and simmer for 30, in-:
utes. Taste for salt and add if -
necessary.
Best if made the day before,
refrigerated and then skimmed
of fat (if any) and reheated.

Creamy Corn Bread


For 8-inch square pan
2 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
8.5 oz. can cream style corn
dash of salad oil
about 2 dashes salt or sea-
soned salt
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix

Double recipe for 9-inch x
13-inch pan
4 eggs
16 oz. can cream style corn
16 oz. sour cream
one-quarter cup salad oil
about 4 dashes salt or sea-
soned salt
2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin
mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray or butter baking pan.
Beat eggs, add sour cream
and mix; add corn and mix;
add remaining ingredients,
mixing well. Pour into baking
pan and bake 30-40 minutes
or until nicely browned.
Chopped jalapenos or other
chili peppers may be added to
taste before baking. Tabasco
sauce can be added: one ounce
for single recipe or two ounces
for double recipe.

Easy Baked Chicken

2 chicken breast halves
(with skin and bone)
one-half cup white wine
butter
salt and pepper
dried thyme
paprika
chopped parsley
juice of one-half lemon

Place chicken in baking dish
and pour wine over, dot with
butter and sprinkle with sea-
sonings. Squeeze a half of a.
lemon over all.
Bake uncovered for one
hour. Serve with rice.
Chicken can be enjoyed
with sweet and sour sauce
with chopped green pepper
and onion, barbecue sauce,
datil sauce, or any sauce.

Jean's Spicy Boiled Peanuts

2-3 lbs. raw green peanuts
one-half box plain salt
1 quart hot pepper sauce

Pick over peanuts and rinse.
Place in a large pot and add
salt, pepper sauce, and water
to cover. Stir. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat and cook over
Medium heat until tender. '
Start testing after one hour;
may take another half hour or
so.
Let cool in the liquid,
preferable overnight. Drain
and serve.


photo submitted
The Mayport Council of the Navy League of the U.S. held a luncheon Sept. 14 to honor Adm.
Harry Ulrich (center),,shown here with Mayport Council president Rick Hoffman, left, and U.S.
Sen. Mel Martinez. Ulrich, an Atlantic Beach resident, is the commander of U.S. Naval Forces
Europe and of the Allied Joint Force Command. Martinez discussed his recent visit to Iraq during
the luncheon held at Jacksonville's Wyndham Hotel. The next dinner meeting of the Mayport
Council will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center at Mayport Naval
Station. For reservations, call John Vargo at 220-9947.


photo submitted
Officers and board of directors of the Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club, including president
Elaine Bohn (center). The civic organization was founded in 1924 and meets every Tuesday at the
Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach. For membership details, call 249-8172.


PEOPLE & PLACES


Jeremy M. Hulett, a nephew
of Crystal Millner of Atlantic
Beach, recently completed 12
weeks of basic training at
Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, S. C.

In recognition for achieving
a 4.0 average, Melissa S Hall of
Jacksonville Beach was placed
on the University of North
Florida's Dean's List for the
Summer 2007 term.
Hall, a senior at UNF, plans
to be an elementary school
teacher upon graduation. She
is a 2002 graduate of Fletcher
High School and the daughter
of Ellen and Tom Hall of
Jacksonville Beach.
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Michel Pardal has entered
Basic Cadet Training at the U.S.
Air Force Academy, Colorado
Springs, Colo., in preparation


to enter the first academic year
at the academy.
He is the son of Julian and
Marisela Pardal of "Atlantic
Beach.

Dr. Yank D. Coble Jr., M.D.,
recently retired from the board
of directors of Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida after 13
years.
Coble began his board serv-
ice in 1994 and served a key
role on various committees of
the board until July 2001, at
which time he became director
emeritus.
Coble is an endocrinologist
in Ponte Vedra Beach and is a
distinguished professor and
director of, the Center for
Global Health and Medical
Diplomacy at the University of
North Florida and. a clinical
professor of medicine at the


University of Florida.
He serves on the boards of
Research!America, the Global'
Health Ambassadors Initiative;,
and the National Osteoporosis
Foundation.
He has served as president of
the World Medical Association
and American Medical
Association and is president
emeritus of the American
College of Physicians and
American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists.
He also has served on the
National Institutes of Health
Director's Advisory Board,
Agency for Healthcare Quality
and Research Advisory Board,
as commissioner to the Joint
Commission on Accreditation,
and as chair of the Physicians
Consortium on Performance
Improvement.
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photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
The Petersons still like enjoy putting datil pepper sauce on crackers with cream cheese, just like
the family did years ago.


FOR THE SENIORS


Flu Shots at Players
A Council on Aging clinic for
the administration of flu and
pneumonia shots will be held
on two days at the Players
Community, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach. The
hours and days are 9 a.m.-1
p.m. Oct. 9 and 1-3 p.m. Oct.
11. The cost of shots is $30 for
flu, which is free with with
Medicare Part B and picture ID,
and $45 for pneumonia, which
is first-time free with Medicare
Part B and picture ID. Call 209-


3643 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to
sign up. It is recommended to
call ahead to be assigned a
time, which will limit waiting
time.

Bridge & Basic
Conventions
A five-week course covering
basic conventions needed to
play competitive bridge is
offered at the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center begin-
ning Oct. 2. The classes, direct-
ed by master bridge instructor


Peggy Higginbotham, are
scheduled from 3-5 p.m. on
Tuesday. The course fee, $75
per person, is required at the
time of registration. Call 270-
1688 for information.

Senior Computer Classes
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers comput-
er classes for seniors, instructed
by Elizabeth Rose, beginning
Oct. 2. The classes are sched-
uled Tuesdays and Thursdays
for three weeks. 270-1688.


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Members of Donna Sutherland's kindergarten/first grade class at Accotink Academy by the Sea
on Canal Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, hold a banner they created Friday to be sent to an
Army unit in Iraq. The banner is for Bravo Company of the 3rd of the 15th in the Third Infantry
Division, and the idea for it came from Angelena Beladi (above, center), whose cousin, Raymond
Mickler, served with Bravo Company. Holding the banner are Daniel Savo (from left), Leah
Dantin, Connor Huyett, Shane Pack, Angelena, Quinlan Schneider, Jack Thomas, Christine
Arrington and Hanna Johnston.


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Nease swimmers and football players volunteer Saturday at the swimming portion of the First
Coast Games, held at the Winston Family YMCA. Sixteen companies are at the midpoint of a
three-month corporate challenge, organized and run by the YMCA of Florida's First Coast, that
began July 23, ends Oct. 13. See story, A-7.



Jersey: Team PGA Tour rides for MS


:Continued ,fom A-8- -
he said of his children. "They
missed a lot."
Uselman said he often
played golf in his first years
with the Tour.
"I loved golf. When you
worked in golf maintenance
back then, this course was vir-
tually empty after 3 p.m. So
we just grabbed our clubs and
got to play all the time."
Uselman said that typically
he shot in the 80s, but occa-
sionally would break into the
70s. His best handicap was
about a 10.
"I played after MS for as
long as I could. Once I could-
n't break 90 anymore, I said
that's enough."
It used to take Uselman 30


- minutes to get ready-for work;
now it takes up to two hours,
he said.
He's needed a wheelchair
the past three years, and it's
been 15 years since he's taken
his wife onto a dance floor.
"When I saw Rob move into
his wheelchair, then my own
sister was diagnosed, it made
me realize how quickly things
can change with this disease,"
said Reeves, whose sister,
Karen Kunz, was diagnosed six
years ago.
"I would ask him, on behalf
of the team, to speak at our
meetings, and he's always
been more than willing to do
that," she said.
Although heat has a delete-
rious effect on persons with


-MSi :last year-Uselman waited. -;
at the finish line in St.
Augustine in tremendous heat
until all Team PGA Tour mem-
bers finished, Reeves said.
"He would not leave until
he saw each member of our
team cross that line," she
said.
Uselman's plan this year is
to be at the halfway line in
Daytona to greet the team
members.
"We have some team mem-
bers who only ride that first
day," said Reeves. "He's going
to be in our tent in Daytona
and greeting all of us as we
end there."
Bicyclists can register for the
bike ride at nationalmssoci-
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Fletcher: Dedicated Oct. 13, 1937


Continued from A-8
its Sept. 20, 1937, edition.
The original two-story brick
school building was built, for
the most part, with govern-
ment grants that Sen. Fletcher
helped procure before his
death in June 1936.
After the first two weeks of
classes, Fletcher High's enroll-
ment of 258 students in
grades seven through 12 was
"double the number expect-
ed," according to Mrs. H.H.
McCondichie, a newspaper
correspondent for the T-U
who wrote a weekly column
in the paper titled "At The
Beaches."
"A football team dubbed the
Senators has been organized."
Fletcher officially kicked off
its inaugural football season
on Oct. 11, 1937, under the
tutelage of physical education
instructor Cromer Shuler.
But before students could
cheer on their classmates in
leather helmets, a student
council and a student body
president had to be chosen
along with the school's official
colors.
"Purple and white were cho-
sen as the school scheme at a
meeting in the auditorium
with Principal F.A. Doggett,"
McCondichie reported in her
Sept. 30, 1937, column.
Frank Doggett, Fletcher
High's first principal, was only
31 when he was hired for the
post, which required a mas-
ter's degree.
That first school year at
Fletcher, Doggett presided
over a student body of about
300, 13 of whom made up the


senior class.
In an interview with The
Beaches Leader in February
2000, Doggett said he fired a
fourth of his faculty that first
school year.
"All of the other principals
sent me their cast-offs,"
Doggett, who died in 2002 at
the age of 96, recalled.
"And when I fired them, the
superintendent said, 'You'll
last. "
SDoggett was Fletcher's prin-
cipal for the school's first 32
years of existence. But despite
its central location Fletcher
drew students from as far
south as Palm Valley and as
far north as Mayport the
seaside school was situated in
what was then still a relatively
remote area of.Jacksonville
Beach.
"To give you an idea of how
small it was that first year,"
Doggett recalled in 2000,
"there were no houses
between Fletcher and the
beach."
Books for the school's
library were scarce that first
school year, so a book drive
was the first order of business
for the school's PTA, which
elected Mrs. C.P. Wilcox as its
first president on Sept. 30,
1937.
The Beach Theater donated
a percentage of its profits to
help Fletcher purchase athletic
equipment for its sports
teams.
Fletcher was officially dedi-
cated on Oct. 13, 1937, in a
ceremony at the school.
But before those festivities,
the football Senators took the


gridiron for their inaugural
game on Oct. 11.
With only three weeks of
practice, the Senators made a
respectable showing in a 14-0
loss to the Faireast
Commodores, the defending
champions of the six-team
Junior City Conference.
Said one newspaper account
of the game: "The Beach team
displayed fine spirit and used
an attack which is going to
give the opposition trouble.
Only inexperience and over
anxiousness handicapped the
Beach athletes yesterday."
Fletcher's inaugural football
team won only two of its
eight inaugural games on the
junior varsity level that year,
but went 6-3 in 1938, playing
a full varsity slate.
Fletcher's first homecoming
game was Thanksgiving Day
1937. A crowd of 600 turned
out for the 10 a.m. kickoff,
but the Senators were stuffed
33-0 by visiting Jackson High.
Tickets to the game were 25
cents. Children got in for 15.
The theme for Fletcher's
dedication ceremony on Oct.
13 was "A Dream Come True."
The highlight of the occa-
sion'was the unveiling of a
portrait of Sen. Fletcher by his
daughter, Mrs. Neil Smith-
Gordon.
"The painting will hang
over the main entrance to the
auditorium," McCondichie
reported on Oct. 14, 1937.
Fletcher served 27 years in
Congress and his career
spanned the terms of six presi-
dents. He died in office at the
age of 77.


EDUCATION BRIEFS


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School Board OK's tax rate
The St. Johns County School
Board has approved the mill-
age rate of 7.721 and the budg-
et for the fiscal year that begins
Oct. 1.
The operating budget is
approximately $216 million,
an increase of $23 million over
last year's.
The total budget of almost
$538 million also includes
$238 million in capital funds,
$24 million for debt reduction,
and $19 million in special rev-
enue (transportation and food
service).
The new millage rate is 0.128
less than last year's rate.

Board accepts financial
The St. Johns County School
Board voted to accept the
superintendent's annual finan-'
cial report for 2006-2007.
As of June 30, the district's
assets exceeded its liabilities by
approximately $384 million.
After deducting net assets
invested in capital assets, the
district had unrestricted net
assets of $3,660,016.

Five year work plan OK'd
The St. Johns County School
Board approved the 2007-2008
five-year district facilities work
plan.
Capital outlay projects
include two new elementary
schools, expansion of
Julington Creek Elementary,
three new K-8 schools and two
new high schools.
Expansions to several exist-
ing elementary schools are also
planned to address the class
size amendment. The percent-
age of students housed in relo-
catables should decrease from
21 percent to 2 percent by
2011. Forty-seven new schools
are planned within the next 20
years.

Attorney contract extended
After .interviewing three
finalists for attorney services,
the School Board agreed to
negotiate a new contract with
Upchurch, Bailey and
Upchurch. They have provided
legal counsel for the School
Board since 1996.

Prototype report card OK'd
The School Board approved
a prototype report card for
grades 3 through 5 to provide
consistency in reporting stu-
dent performance. The new
report card provides a bridge
between the standards-based
report card used in Grades K-2
and the more traditional
report cards used in grades 6 to
8.

ACT scores above state
St. Johns County students


taking the American College
Test (ACT) last school year had
an average test score of 21.8,
above the national average of
21.2 and the state average of
19.9.
These scores reflect.a contin-
ued 16-year trend in which
countywide ACT composite
scores have been above both
the state and national levels.
St. Johns County also had a
29 percent increase in the
number of students taking the
ACT this year. That compares
to only an 8 percent increase
last year.
"The high scores attained by
our students reflect the quality
of instruction and rigorous
curriculum taken by our stu-
dents," said schools
Superintendent Joseph Joyner.
In college admissions the
ACT is designed for use with
high school grades to predict
academic readiness for college.
Subject areas covered by the
ACT include English, reading,
math and science. A perfect
score on the ACT is 36.

More AP exams, scores up
The number of students in
the St. Johns County School
District' taking Advanced
Placement (AP) exams last year
increased by 15 percent, and
the number of exams taken by
students, increased by 32 per-
cent, continuing the district
and state trend of increasing
numbers of test-takers and
exams.
The AP program enables stu-
dents to take college-level
courses while they are still in
high school.
In the spring, 1,648 St. Johns
County high school students
took 3,170 AP examinations.
Of the total number of exams
taken, 54 percent received a
grade high enough to qualify
for college credit. This com-
pares to a 52.5 percent pass
rate last year.
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taken by minority students
also increased over last year.
The number of exams taken by
African-American students
increased by 57 percent, and
the number of exams taken by
Hispanic students improved by
45 percent.
AP exams are scored on a
basis of one to five, with five
being the highest. To receive
college credit, students must
score a three or higher on each
exam. On a statewide basis,
115,379 students took 208,825
AP tests, 47 percent of which
qualified for college credit.
AP courses taken for college
credit by St. Johns County stu-
dents included art history,
biology, calculus, chemistry,
economics: macro and micro,
English literature and compo-
sition, environmental science,
European history, French lan-
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human .geography, Japanese
language, and culture, music
theory, physics, psychology,
Spanish language, statistics,
studio art: drawing and 2-
dimension and 3-dimension
design, U. S. history and world
history.

Call for high school artists
High school' artists have
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youngARTS, an award program
that identifies and rewards
exceptional student artists
form across the U.S. with cash
prizes of up to $10,000 and a
.chance to be named a
Presidential Scholar in the
Arts.
Audition/portfolio materials
are due Nov. 5.
The program includes dance,
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jazz music, photography, the-
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Volunteers clean Ponte Vedra beach at Mickler's


FROM STAFF
Dozens of volunteers signed in at
Mickler beach access Saturday to help
clean the beach, part of the 22nd
annual International Coastal Cleanup
day sponsored by Coastal
Conservancy.
The event is the largest, single-day
volunteer effort to improve the
health of the oceans and their
wildlife.
At the Mickler access, Kim Decker
coordinated the registration of volun-
teers and the handing out of bags and
gloves. She has been coordinator at
that spot for-the past-three-years.
"I usually have about 100 people,"
Decker said as she worked Saturday.
She said she expected a similar num-
ber this year.
In the early turnout, Decker had a


group of Nease International
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dom Boy Scouts. And then just some
regular helpful citizens."
Among the regulars were Don and
Karen Filby, originally from Des
Moines, Iowa.
"We come out to Guana Park every
Sunday to look for shark's teeth. So
this is a little payback for cleaning up
and appreciating the ocean," said
Karen Filby.
"We see a lot of stuff washed up,"
added Don Filby.
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Natalie Decker, below, draws with colorful markers Saturday as her mother,
Kim Decker, handles coastal cleanup sign-ins at Mickler's beach access,
Ponte Vedra Beach.


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Brittany Schwertfager (fr6m left), Lauren Dawson, Nicole
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*Children's Programs
-Family Preschool Storytime, 0-5, Thursdays at
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Wednesday at 11 a.m.
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Under the Stars Oct. 7 at Jack Russell Park. Activities
begin at 11 a.m., when check in and tent setup can
get started. The cost is $10 per camp site. All activi-
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Grage Community Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., from 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call
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SEASIDE PUPPET SHOWS
Seaside Playgarden puppet shows are held at 4
p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Seaside
Playgarden, a Waldorf Initiative, 223 8th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The puppet shows, which are
appropriate for children ages 2-9, are free to the pub-
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Family Fun Day is held Sundays at the Slammer &
Squire and King & Bear golf courses at World Golf
Village through December. Family Fun Day allows
families to enjoy golf together. The program costs
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September 19, 2007 SPO RTS


Inside
* Fishing Leader
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ITrnovers doom Panthers in 1-point loss


Cowboys pick

off 3 passes in

4th quarter to

topple Nease

By JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
MADISON COUNTY Ted
Stachitas shouldered much of
the blame for last week's one-
point road loss to state-ranked
Madison County High.
The dual-threat senior quar-
terback for Class 4A Nease High
threw a career-high three inter-
ceptions in Friday's 15-14 set-
back to 2A No. 5 Madison.
The host Cowboys (1-1) ral-
lied from a 14-0 halftime deficit
and scored a game-winning 2-
point conversion run with less
than two minutes to play to
down the visiting Panthers (2-1)
at "Boot Hill" Stadium.
Stachitas (8 of 21 passing)
was picked off three times in
the fourth quarter and held to a
season-low 54 passing yards.
His second interception was
the costliest, leading to
Madison's winning score with
1:42 remaining.
"It was all on me in the sec-
ond half," Stachitas said after
the game, Nease's third consec-
utive road contest to open the
season.
"I was making bad decisions.
That [second] interception was
the worst. Our defense gave us
chances and we should have
capitalized: That's probably the
worst game I've ever played."
Nease's defense, which held
Madison's mul-
tiple Wing-T
offense to 59
total yards in
the first half,
stoned an 11-
play, 79-yard
Cowboy drive "-
at the Nease 1
to preserve a
14-7 lead late
in the fourth.
Two plays
later, Stachitas
tried to force a
deep throw
on second I was m
down from decisions.
his own end
zone, but the ond] interc
jump pass was the worst. C
picked off by
Madison's gave us cd
Justin we should h
Hampton at
the Nease 15. ized.
The _
Cowboys
scored on a Ted S
15-yard fade e
pass on the Panthers q
ensuing play,
and junior fullback Chris
Thompson tallied the winning
2-point conversion on a weak-
side run from 3 yards out.


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Nease High defenders James McVeigh (43), John Gallagher (90) and'Graham Bates (4) are among the Panthers stopping Madison County running back
Chris Thompson just short of the goal line in a fourth-quarter stand last Friday night. Nease suffered its first defeat of the season with a 15-14 loss to the Cowboys.
BELOW: Panthers quarterback Ted Stachitas is pressured in the end zone resulting in a fourth-quarter interception that led to Madison County's go-ahead score.


"We don't have anything to
lose when we
play.teams like
Nease," Frankie
Carroll,
Madison
County's head
football coach
Sand athletic
.director, said
Friday night.
S.. : "They're 4A
.arid.we're 2A,
so if we c~ n get
them in a close
.. game in the
fourth quarter,
making bad we are going to
That [sec- go for'he win
every time.
option was "Our kids
)ur defense love to play
football, and
lances and they were not
iave capital- playing
Cowboy foot-
ball in the first
_half. Coach
[Mike] Coe,
tachitas our offensive
arerbac coordinator,
ruaterac make some
great adjust-
ments at halftime."
For instance, Madison
Switched its power run game for
a more balanced run-pass


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers receiver Matt Leighty (25) can't come down with a
catch in the end zone as Cowboys defensive back Travis Arnold
breaks up the pass during action last Friday.


attack.
The Cowboys also used five
different running backs in the
second half and had four explo-
sive plays of 20 yards or more.
Junior fullback Cory Akins
got the Cowboys on the board
early in the third quarter on an
electntying 63-yard trap play on
third-and-long.
Seniors Harry Reddick and
Chestin Harden had runs of 22
and 23 yards and senior Jabaris
Thornton had a 32-yard catch
and run.
Harden (4 for 10 for 76 yards)
threw four first-down passes in
the second half, including the
15-yard TD to Thomton.
On the 2-pointer, Harden
faked an inside handoff then
flipped the ball to Thompson,
who ran around left end for the
game-winner.
"It was a great call by them,"
Nease defensive coordinator
Danny Cowgill said.
"Our defense was put in some
adverse situations. [On the
trap], we had everybody up [on
the line] and there was just a lit-
tle crease and that's all their
guys need."
Nease had some game-break-
ing runs of its own in the first
half.:
Stachitas (67 rushing yards)
had runs of 19 and 34 yards and
senior Andrew Barnes (72) had a
51-yard TD on an option scam-
per. But Stachitas was sacked
eight times for minus 42 yards .
and Nease receivers failed to
catch the ball in critical situa-
tions.
"We needed to hit some kind
of big pass play to get [Madison]
out of that [3-3 stack] defense
and we didn't do it," Nease
head coach and play-caller Craig
Howard said.
"In the first half, it was open
for us and we had that beautiful
96-yard drive after coming off a
great goal-line stand. We had a
chance to kick a field goal and
win it, but the ball was tipped
and intercepted again."
Howard was referring to
Stachitas' last pass of the night
that was deflected at the line of
scrimmage and fell like a gift
horse into the hands of Cowboy
linebacker Harry Reddick, who
returned the ball to the Nease
43 with 40 seconds remaining.
Nease sophomore Andrew
Barker missed a 42-yard field .
goal in the fourth quarter on
one of the Pantheis three short-
field opportunities in the second
half.
The Panthers also had 78
yards in penalties and surieri-,
dered a 55-yard punt return in
the first quarter.
Seniors Brian Cosgrove and
Keheem Smith made plays on
defense and special teams,
respectively.
Madison's aggressive defense
contributed to Stachitas uneven
play.
"They were bringing more
than we had to protect," said
Stachitas, who suffered his first
regular-season loss as a starting


quarterback.
"But I have to put this
behind me. It will be hard, but
it's what I have to do."
Added Howard: "Madison
did a good job of adjusting in
the second half and got more
people up there on the line of
scrimmage.
"We needed to make a play


on offense to give us a chance
to win the game, but we had
some turnovers and probably
some bad calls by me. We
could have taken a safety down
there and we didn't.
"We played Madison County
to put our kids in a crucible of
competition. We'll get tested
again, both at home and


away."
Nease entertains Miami Bay
Point High at 7:30 p.m. Friday
for its home opener before trav-
eling to Daytona Beach
Municipal Stadium on Friday,
Sept. 28, for an inter-state
encounter with 5A powerhouse
and 2003 state champion
Daytona Beach Mainland (2-1).


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ON THE RUN






Fletcher
.A High's
Megan Bary,
left, and
Nease High's
Bailee
S-.. Hedstrom
run stride for
stride during
last
.. .' ..... .-. Saturday's
Katie Caples
Invitational
cross-country
meet at
.,' .' Bishop
. K Kenny High
School. The
- meet honors
the memory
.. ,:. of former
Kenny cross-
country run-
ner Katie
_2 Caples, who
M died in a car
accident in
1998.


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September 19, 2007


FISHING



A big king and some flounder caught off pier


Capt. Chris Rooney on his
"Driftin' and Dreamin'"
with William Goodling.
Eddie McGowan and Ray
Fonteneau, made a Saturday trip
to the Elton Bottom over the
weekend and picked up three
kings on their flat line. The
largest weighed 25 pounds.
They also caught three dolphin,
two amberjack, three snapper to
15 pounds, a ten-pound scamp,
20 beeliners and 15 triggers.
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
fished last Tuesday with Tony
Younan and Bo Hall from his
"Little Yvonne." They worked
the river near Sisters Creek for
26 mangrove snapper.
On Saturday, Sam Wilson and
Frank Pixler teamed up with
Capt. Fred for a 15-pound
drum, eight yellowmouth, five
jacks and 11 sea bass and croak-
ers.
Capt. Whit Whitlock


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WIMPY SUTTON
FISHING LEADER

chummed behind the shrimp
boats off St. Augustine north of
the Inlet and caught two tarpon
weighing well over 100 pounds.
Capt. Whit reports good sized
blacktips cruising his chum line
all morning.
Stan Spray got everybody's
attention last Wednesday night
when he hooked and landed a
king weighing 43 pounds.
Excellent catches of flounder,


Photo submitted
Terry Rhodes is ready to clean his 5.5-pound flounder caught
orrthe-dax Beach Pier last week.


Spanish and red bass were also
caught from the Jacksonville
Beach Pier last week.
Terry Rhodes weighed up a
flounder at almost six pounds,
Melissa Neu caught a 26-pound
red and an 18-inch speckled
trout and Garrett McLeod
reported a catch of a 27-pound
red bass, 3 blues and a Spanish.
Spencer Brogden used finger
mullet to catch four reds and
eight flounder.
Capt. Bob Cosby used live
mullet near the end of the
north jetties to catch three tar-
pon last Thursday. They ranged
in weight from 30 to 60
pounds.
Last Monday, Capt. Dave
Sipler with Ken and Chruse
Justice worked the river with
live shrimp to catch three trout
and four reds.
On Tuesday morning, Scott
Jones and Bob Benjamin went
with Capt. Dave and caught 14
trout and four mangroves.
Buck Gergley brought a pair
of flounder by B&M. One
weighed six and a quarter
pounds and the other three
pounds.
Larry "Fishman" Finch
reports very slow fishing in the
surf last week but in the canal
near the new Wonderwood
span, the red bass, flounder and
speckled trout were strong. He
and George Atelevich brought
home their two reds and a
dozen trout and flounder each.
Capt. Dennis Young fished
from his "Sea Dancer" with Joe
and Jimmy Ryan last
Wednesday and had plenty of
action at the party grounds.
They caught three grouper


weighing between 12 and 18
pounds, three snapper to 15
pounds and a box full of sea
bass and triggerfish.
On Friday, Capt. Dennis and
his guests, the Ed Rummell
party, fished the amberjack hole
and caught 18 triggerfish, two
snapper they could keep and 20
sea bass.
On Saturday, the Willie
Chaffee party fished the bottom
at E.F. with Capt. Dennis and
boxed an 18-pound gray
grouper, one 15-pound scamp,
four keeper snapper, nine trig-
gers and six sea bass.
Capt. Chris Savitz took the
"Mayport Princess" out last
week while Capt. George Strate
made a short trip to the Florida
Keys. On Wednesday, the
anglers brought home a 27-
pound grouper, a 20-pound dol-
phin, 20 jacks, five snapper.and
dozens of beeliners.
On Friday, the Safety
Contractors piled some
respectable fish on the cleaning
table at Monty's. Mark Lewis
had a 25-pound snapper,
Douglas Poppelt cleaned a 15-
pound jack, Joey Williams' cool-
er full of fish was highlighted by
his 13-pound grouper. Joey
Williams Jr. Caught a 12-pound
snapper.
Other anglers caught 10 bar-
racuda, 10 triggerfish, six jacks
and coolers filled with beeliners
and sea bass.
On Saturday, King Associates
made the trip with Capt. Chris
and were all smiles as they came
off with stringers filled with bee-
liners, amberjack, sea.bass, and
several grouper.
Good Fishin'.


Photo submitted
Stan Spray caught this big 43-pound king last Sunday evening
from.-he end -ofthepier.-, ...


Photo submitted
Melissa Neu caught this 26-inch red from the Jax Beach Pier
last Sunday.






Mike Chaires
used live fin-
ger mullet in
the river off
e Heckscher
Drive to catch
this 8.5-pound
flounder over
the weekend.


Tidets.Ti LW


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11:09 pm
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Photo by ROB DeANGELO
University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow gets set to throw a pass during the annual Orange
and Blue spring game last April. Tebow led the Gators to a 59-20 victory over SEC rival
Tennessee last Saturday, completing 14-of-19 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and one
interception. Tebow, a former Nease High star, also rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries and scored
twice as Florida improved to 3-0 on the season.


Cheer up, Gator fans -
things are sure to get
better. Give your team
time; it's young and it will get
started. Who knows how good
Florida football might be
before long. Why, the team
might even beat Auburn. It
might even beat.Georgia.
Strange things do happen ...
The Tim Tebow Show last
Saturday, which co-starred
Percy Harvin and a cast of
thousands, went off fairly
well. The Gators just went off
like Roman candles. The
Tennessee team just went off
- period. And its glad to be
gone.
A 59-20 victory over the
Vols is O.K., but what have
the Gators done for you since
then? Does it ensure a victory
this week when UF has to go
way down yonder to
Mississippi? Ole Miss got
whooped by Vanderbilt. And
if that doesn't leave it snarling
for revenge against anybody
who happens to come along,
there's no red blood in
Oxford.
The Rebels know all about
Tebow and Florida's multi-tal-
ented attack, but knowing
about it and stopping it are
two different things. The Rebs
should also know that the
Florida defense is now to be
considered. The Gators aren't
playing at home, where the
snapping things can devour
even the most talented foes.
But UF has enough speed and
bulk to stop the best.
Florida's strength on offense
is not banked on the Tebow
terror, but few on the schedule
can match it. Against.
Tennessee, once the Gators'
most dreaded foe, the boys in
Blue and Orange showed why
they're rated up there with
Southern Cal, LSU and
Oklahoma.
Tebow just accounted for
three touchdowns, one rush-
ing. And he:thpoWs paspes,, ,,,
standing up or going down.
What if he did have-one-inter-
ception? The former Nease
High star completed 14 of 19
for 299 yards. Tebow also ran
for 61 yards on 18 trips, led
only by Harvin who had 75
yards on nine tries.
The Vols' QB ripped off 249
yards in the sky and one TD.


K'


7/


REX EDMONDSON
PRESS BOX


Tebow did. That was the big
difference Saturday.
lead his team to victory, Tim

difference Saturday.
Down the road, coach
Urban Meyer has to figure a
way to deal with LSU, but
that's three games away.
Unless Tebow gets maimed or
carted away by aliens, why
worry now? First there is Ole
Miss and then Auburn. The
Tigers may be conscious by
then.
Jaguars make a win
d --seem difficult
As was written last week, it
looks like a long season for
the Jaguars.
Having to struggle to beat
the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday
was even worse a sign than
losing to the Tennessee Titans,
which has more or less


become habit over the years.
There's the old saying,
"Better to be lucky than
good," The Jaguars hadn't
really been either until
Sunday. They were lucky the
Falcons' kicker missed two
field goals or this one would
have gone down the drain,
too.
And Jacksonville was lucky
to get John Carney out of the
Smithsonian Institution or
wherever they found the old
kicking relic. Old John came
through in replacing the
injured Josh Scobee with two'
big field goals that kept the
team afloat in a sea of danger.
Give credit where credit is
due: Reggie Williams, of
whom much has been expect-
ed for so long, actually
became the hero when he
caught (and held onto) one of
David Garrard's passes for a
14-yard touchdown in the
fourth quarter with the
Jaguars trailing 7-3.
Miracles do occur some-
times. That score put the local
heroes ahead to stay. This one
was like pacing the maternity
ward waiting for delivery of
something besides pizza.
The Del Rio boys have to be
commended for defense-for
the first time in a long time.
Sacking Atlanta's quarterback,
Joey Harrington, seven times
is more like it. Vhy haven't
they been doing this regularly,
fans might ask. If Del Rio can
tell us, we wish he would.
Smiling Jack was at least smil-
ing for a change at the conclu-
sion df Sunday's game. Even if
it did resemble the smile of a
man on death row when the
governor calls a halt to the
proceedings.
This is an indictment again
of the lost offense. Fred Taylor
(56 yards) and Maurice Jones-
Drew (31 yards), contributed to
the cause, but both are expect-
ed to do a lot more. A win
demands this heralded one-
. two punch put sixesO dnht-,
board.
Garrard did his job, going-
17-of-25 for 272 yards, but
Sthis.team should have put
more in the scoring column
than 13 points.
If you should happen to
find the offense while you're
out and about, call Wayne
Weaver.


Jacobs wins Summer Beach Run


SJeffrey J. Sneed, P.A.


Justin Jacobs of Jacksonville
raced to an impressive vic-
tory in the five-mile
rrabba's Summer Beach Run
last Saturday evening. It was
the 24-year-old's first win in
the 43-year old race.
From the start, Jacobs
stamped his authority on the
race, going out hard and fast in
order to break away during the
opening quarter-mile of the
'first two and a half mile south-
bound segment. But hanging
onto him were Shawn Williams
(31) and Mike Hensley (21),
Both of Jacksonville. The first
mile went in 5 minutes and 20
seconds.
The three passed the two-
mile point in just under 11
minutes. The wind was in their
faces and Jacobs was leery of
people drafting off him. It was
drafting that caused him to fin-
ish second in 2006. Just after
two miles he surged to lose his
pursuers.
At the halfway point, Jacobs
turned northward and, with
the wind behind him,
increased his pace and opened
an uncloseable gap. He went
on to win in 27 minutes and
50 seconds.
At three miles. Hensley and
Williams faded and were
passed by Orange Park Masters
runners John Metzgar and
John Steinberg.
It proved to be a great day
for "oldies" as Metzgar,45, fin-
ished second in 28:05, beating
his rival 48-year-old Steinberg.
Steinberg however turned in a
fine performance, finishing
third in 28:35.
Their amazing runs set them
up for prize money in the over-
all division, eliminating them
from the Masters classification,
which was officially won by
Gary Gates, 42, of Jensen
Beach, Fl. Gates time was
30:15.
Brandon Anderson, 22, was
fourth in 28:46, while Hensley
and Williams were fifth and


BOB FERNEE
RUNNING/FITNESS


sixth in 28:59 and 29:33,
respectively.
"I didn't want it to be a slow,
tactical race. I wanted to win it
in a good, respectable time,"
Jacobs said.
Neptune Beach's 64-year-old
running sensation Dave
Ohnsman turned in another
fantastic performance, winning
his age group in 35:53.
Jacksonville's Kim Pawelek,
33, had little trouble winning
the women's race. With no real
competitive pressure she
cruised to victory in 30:17,
making her eighth overall.
J.C. Pinto and Tiffany
Beechy, both 30 years old, fin-
ished second and third in
31:47 and 31:55, respectively.
Kathleen Kaye, 49, was the
Masters winner in 35:11.
"I'm pleased with my race,"
Pawelek said afterward. "I've
run 95 miles this week in train-
ing for the Twin Cities
Marathon which is in three
weeks' time."
Pawelek won Twin Cities in
1999 with a 2:37:58 run. Race
officials are bringing back for-
mer winners and she is hoping
to do well.
The well-organized Summer
Beach Run went smoothly and
runners were thankful that the
temperature was in the 80s
rather than the usual 90s.


"The beach was wide open
with plenty of hard-packed
sand," commented Atlantic
Beach's "Running Realtor,"
Paul Wilson.
There were 1,593 finishers,
the largest SBR in many years.
Full results can be found
online at lstplacesports.com.
"I think we could have got-
ten 2,000 if it hadn't been for
the Florida-Tennessee football
game going on in Gainesville
at the same time," remarked
race director Doug Aired.
"Still, we were up a little
from last year and that was a
good year. The record was set
in 1982 When we had 3,300
registrants and 2,700 finishers.
"I doubt if we will ever see
those numbers again."
Not everyone stayed in
Gainesville though. U of F stu-
dent Julie Allen was on hand
celebrating her 29th birthday
with fellow Gators Gabriella
Blohm and Ondi Crino. Their
five miles would be run in the
costumes of Wonder Woman,
the Avenger and a ballerina.
The start of the race was
delayed by 10 minutes due to
the large number of late regis-
trants. At 6:10 p.m., the can-
non fired and participants
went south for two and a half
miles then turned north to fin-
ish where they had begun,
adjacent to the Lifeguard
Tower in Jacksonville Beach.
Five minutes later, an esti-
mated 100 children participat-
ed in a one-mile fun run along
the beach.
Afterward, the crowd was
treated to a party featuring live
music and free food provided
by Carrabba's Italian Grill, the
race's title sponsor. This provid-
ed the perfect setting for the
seasoned veterans to unwind
some of their old SBR tales.
Ponte Vedra Beach attorney,
John Duss remembered his first
SBR in 1975.
"The race organizers had
three pickup trucks and they
piled us all in the trucks and


drove us north five miles up
the beach," he recalled. "Of
course, it was just a real small
race back then. Then we ran
down to the Lifeguard Tower
where our cars were parked.
"Everyone who finished got
a ribbon with the words 'Beach
Marathon' on it."
Retired Jacksonville attorney
Buck Fannin, remembered the
heat-related horror of his first
SBR.
"There must have been two
dozen prostrate people lying
on the ground in the finish
area with emergency crews
working feverishly on them,"
he said.
The image remained with
Fannin and years later as a
Jacksonville Track Club board
member he volunteered to be
the race's director.
"One of the things I felt I
had to do was get it away from
that 12 o'clock starting time. It
was so dangerous; I was afraid
someone might die," Fannin
said.
When he suggested moving
the starting time, one of the
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Wednesday, Sept. 19
Daughters of
Confederacy: United
Daughters of the
Confederacy, Mattie T.
Wright Chapter, meets at 11
a.m. at Selva Marina Country
Club, 1600 Marina Drive,
Atlantic Beach. The program
will be a presentation of Mary
Martha Reed and David
Yulee. Visitors are welcome.
Call 223-1413 for informa-
tion.
Family Fun Hour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) hosts a Family
Fun Hour from 2-3 p.m.
September 19. The topic will
be Manatees with the
Suzanne Tate story "Mary
Manatee-A Tale of Sea Cows."
The story will be followed by
a manatee craft activity for
participants to take home.
The event is open to the pub-
lic, including large groups;
however, children ages 3-10
must be accompanied by a
parent. Participation is free,
but registration is required by
contacting the GTMNERR at
904-823-4500.
Foundation Academy
Event: The Foundation
Academy, on Third Avenue
South, kicks off its school-
year canned ministry from
8:45-10:15 a.m. by creating a
freestyle art piece at the
school's parking lot. Students
from K-12 will add donated
cans to the evolving design
until the design is completed.
After a picture is taken, sev-
enth- and eighth-grade stu-
dents will deliver the cans to
BEAM.
GOP at Cultural Center:
The Ponte Vedra Republican
Club holds its Autum Kickoff
Mixer from 5:30-8 p.m. at the


Gentlemen swing your partners


Square


dancers


meet


weekly

by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
The Northeast Florida Square
and Round Dance Association,
formed in 1957, celebrates its
50th anniversary Sept. 30 and
past, current and potential
members are invited.
"We're trying to reach
dancers who belonged over the
past 50 years," said association
member Kathy McKinney, who
can be found every Tuesday at
Rollaways Square Dance Club,
which meets at Sandalwood
High School's cafeteria.
Rollaways' lessons under
dance caller Ken Miller run
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and
are followed by the club dance
until 10 p.m. Lessons continue
to March.
McKinney and husband Jack
were convinced in 1993 by
Mary Ann and John Lawrence,
who live two doors over in
Jacksonville Beach, to give
square dancing a try.
"If you'll come dance for a
couple weeks,, and if you don't
like it, I won't bug you any-
more," veteran dancer Mary
Ann Lawrence recalls telling
the McKinneys. "Well, they
loved it, and they've been
dancing for about 14 years."
Experienced dancers help
those wanting to learn.
"We take a new student and
dance with them as an 'angel,'"
said Jack McKinney. "John and
Mary Ann did that for us. They
'angeled' us all the way
through." .
Kathy McKinney's first part-
ner Tuesday was retired
Fletcher teacher Jerry Stancik,
who said, "I think square dance
is great. Getting to know peo-
ple" is why Stancik said he was
there. "There's a lot of activity."
September has been pro-
claimed "Square Dance
Month" by Jacksonville Mayor
John Peyton and Florida gover-
nor Charlie Crist. Square danc-
ing is the state folk dance.
"There are five associations
in Florida," said Jack
McKinney. "The Northeast
Association has 20 clubs in,
among other communities,
Flagler, Gainesville, Lake City,
Palatka and St. Augustine, plus
10 in Jacksonville. You can
dance every night of the week
in Jacksonville."


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Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
John Wilson and family dance during a square dance program last week. See more photos of the
dance at www.beachesleader.com


SCharity dances raise money
for Dreams Come True, City
Rescue Mission and Shriners
Crippled Children.
"We're raised more than
$100,000 for those," said
McKinney.
A state convention in
Lakeland every May is followed
by a national convention in
June.
As Stancik said, square danc-
ing is a way to meet people.
The Lawrences met while
square dancing and have been
married 19 years. Walt and
Diane Syphard, who met at
Rollaways, were married Jan. 1.
Dance-floor marrieds Jo and
Pat Seelhoefer teach line danc-
ing during the Tuesday evening
breaks.
Square dancers realize they
need to attract children to keep
their activity going.
"We have more fun when
there's kids around," said
Kathy McKinney. "They learn
twice as quick as an adult."
McKinney said square danc-
ing attracted children 50 years
ago, and the family line con-
tinues.
"Now that they're older,
they're into second- and third-
generation in their families'


dancing," she said.
John Wilson, who lives in
the West Beaches, was at
Rollaways with a family group
that included his grandchil-
dren. His 6-year-old grand-
daughter Nysia Talbot said
square dancing is "fun, espe-
cially the swinging parts."
"You make it as much fun as
you can," Wilson said of how
to get children involved.
"The fun part is what we
stress more than anything
else," Jack McKinney said.
Dancers can continue into
their 90s.
"This year we celebrated
three.dancers' birthdays, all 91
years old. We've got one
dancer, Robert Stormes, who
lived in Jacksonville Beach for
years and is 94. Still does some
dancing," said McKinney.
Miller, who has been calling
dances for 20 years, credits his
wife with getting him started
- despite his wishes.
"Our neighbors invited us to
lessons. She signed us up with-
out asking me. I figured I'd go
two to three weeks and it
would be over. But it went on
and on. Still here after 20," he
said. "I have seen people who
did not want to get involved,


were dragged here by someone,
but ended up liking it. Most
people who try it like it."
The association's 50th
anniversary dance will be held
at Tynes Elementary School in
Middleburg.


Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, 50 Executive
Way. Nationally known
singer Dot Wilder Jazz Band
will entertain. Sculptor David
Ponsler will speak about his
works in the Cultural Center's
current exhibition. The event
is free to members; there's a
nominal -charge for guests.
For information, visit
www.pvbgop.org.
NARFE: National Active
and Retired Federal
Employees Chapter 1671
holds a noon luncheon meet-
ing at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 14035 Beach
Blvd. Visitors are welcome.
For information, call 221-
7644.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Saluting 'Greatest
Generation': District 17 Rep.
Stan Jordan of the Florida
House of Representatives is
sponsoring, with WJCT-TV, a
special salute and recognition
of World War II's "Greatest
Generation." The events
beings with a reception from
6-7 p.m., followed by a spe-
cial World War II presenta-
tion by WJCT at 7:15 p.m.
The event is being held at the
WJCT Studios, 100 Festival
Park Avenue. For informa-
tion, call Jordan's office at
359-2644.
Friday, Sept. 21
Up and Cummers: The
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens' Up and Cummers'
Fashion Forward opens at 6
p.m. for VIP guests and 7
p.m. for, general admission.
The event features area bou-
tiques. Tickets are $35 for Up
and Cummers members, $45
for non-members. For VIP
ticket information, call
SWanda Klima at 899-6010.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Board Game Day: Family
Board Game Day will be held
from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the
Beaches Branch Library, 600
N. Third St., Neptune Beach.
For information, call 241-
1141.
'Rollin' on River': The 21st
annual First Coast Car
Council Car, Truck -and
Motorcycle Show, "Rollin' on
the River," which benefits the
Ronaltd McDonald" House- of"
Jacksonville, wike be held,
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at The
Jacksonville Landing, 2
Independent Drive. The shqw
will feature more than 300
vehicles, a 50/50 drawing and
door prizes. The event is free


for spectators and open to the
public. For information on
the show, visit the First Coast
Car Council website at
www.carcouncil.org.
Ronald McDonald House:
The seventh annual
Children's Way 5K Run/Walk
and Family Day will be held
starting at 8 a.m. at Ronald
McDonald House of
Jacksonville, 824 Children's
Way. Events start at 8 a.m.
with the 5K Run/Walk, fol-
lowed by its awards ceremo-
ny at 9 a.m. A One-Mile Kids
Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m. A
free family festival runs from
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Last year,
more than 500 runners and
walkers participated in the
5K, an additional 400 people
attended the family festival.
5K registration is available at
1st Place Sports stores, online
at www.lstplacesports.com,
by calling 904-731-1900 or
may be done the morning of
the race. The cost is $15
through Sept. 16, $20
through Sept. 21 and $25 day
of race. Children may partici-
pate in the Kids Fun Run for
$5 through Sept. 21 or $10
day of race. The Children's
Way event raises more than
$70,000 each year for the
Ronald McDonald House of
Jacksonville.
Sunday, Sept. 23
ACLU Film: In commemo-
ration of Constitution Day,
the Jacksonville chapter of
the American Civil Liberties
Union of Flbrida presents an
.episode of the ACLU
"Freedom Files" focusing on
students rights and starting at
3:30 p.m. The free event is
open to the public and will be
held at the Mandarin Branch
of the Jacksonville 'Public
Library, 3330 Kori Road.
Kickoff to a Cure: The
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's
Hallmark Partners Tailgate
2007-Kickoff to a Cure will
be held in the Terrace Suite at
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium. Contact the
North Florida Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation at 904-733-3560
or visit www.cff.org/chap-
ters/nfl/.
Monday, Sept. 24
Betty -Griffin House:
"Runway for Safety," a bene-
fit 4 ncheon and fashion
show for Betty Griffin House,
begins at.11 a.m. at the
Marriott Sawgrass, Ponte
Vedra Beach. The cost is $45
per ticket; tables of eight are
welcomed. For reservations,
call Florie at 904-543-1086.


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Baryshnikov art hanging in JB


Famed dancer visits

J. Johnson Gallery


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Mikhail Baryshnikov, who
said Friday he's come to
Jacksonville "probably more
than 100 times," has added
another visit to the "just a few
times" he's been in
Jacksonville Beach.
His photo exhibit,
Dominican Moves, with
Baryshnikov in attendance,
opened with a benefit event
at the J. Johnson Gallery it
4th Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.
The beneficiary of the $75
admission was the Florida
chapter of the Nature
Conservancy. Benefitting
from the sale of a limited edi-
tion print, signed by
Barysnikov, was the White
Oak Plantation Conservation
Center in Nassau County.
"I'm glad to be a part of it,"
Baryshnikov said of the bene-
fit opening, which featured
photos the' ballet dancer,
actor and head of a dance
foundation in New York has
taken in the Dominican
Republic, where he has had a
house for "a good eight years
or so."
Barysnikov said he has done
"35-millimeter photography
for many, many years. But
this is my new kind. Last cou-


pie of years, I
got involved
with the digital
media. I photo-
graph move-
ment, not por-
traits, not land-
scape, just
movement. I
like the effect of
it."
The J.
Johnson Gallery
is owned by
Jen n i f e r
Johnson Duke,
the Johnson &
Johnson heiress.
Wesley Grissom
of the gallery. Dancer, acto
"We are between one
thrilled to have opening of hi
Baryshnikov in Gallery in Jar
our gallery.
We're thrilled to
exhibit his photographs,
which are amazing and tech-
nically brilliant," said
Grissom. "This is. also extra
special to. us because we're
able to have this benefit.
That's how we've designed
this opening, so we can put
the money toward two envi-
ronmental causes for the First
Coast, and try to make an
impact here locally as well as
nationally. And show some
wonderful art to the


.


Photos by CHUCK ADAMS
r and now accomplished photographer, Mikhail Baryshnikov stands
Sof his digital action shots and his signature at Friday's benefit
is photography exhibit, Dominican Moves, at the J. Johnson
cksonville Beach.


Jacksonville public, some-
thing they might not be able
to see otherwise."
Everyone knows
Baryshnikov as a dancer, said
Grissom, but "he picked up
the camera about 20 years
ago, and since then he's really
developed a fantastic eye and
really honed in on his pho-
tography skills. It's become a
passion for him, almost equal
to the dance, I believe. That's
how he feels at this point in
.his life."


Baryshnikov is still
involved with dancing
through the Baryshnikov
Dance Foundation in New.
York.
"It's kind of a dance troupe-
ish thing, where they help
younger dancers 'out. He's
very involved there," said
Grissom. "And he's very
involved with White Oak: But
I think his current passion is
really the photography. So
we're very excited to be able
to show that to Jacksoriville."
Hallie Stevens of the Florida
chapter of the Nature
Conservancy applauded the
evening.
"It's just so generous of Mr.
Barysnikov and Jennifer
Johnson Duke, to be sponsor-
ing this. And that the pro-
ceeds go the Florida chapter
of the Conservancy, and for
conservation in Florida, in
general.," Stevens said.
The exhibition opened to
the public Saturday. J.
Johnson Gallery is at 177 4th
Ave. N.


Some of those attending
Friday's benefit opening of
Mikhail Baryshnikov's
SDominican Moves at the J.
Johnson Gallery look at his
work. The exhibit opened to
the public Saturday.


Field trip blues: Check




inside of mom's car


"Only if you
won't judge
me." I say, smil-
ing at Mrs. Hoey
after she asks if
she can ride
with me on the
field trip.
Busted. I knew
-if my car wasn't
cleaned out, she
would inevitably
want to go with
me. This lovely JEN
lady is a living, EMI
breathing adver- GUEST C
tisement for
Talbot's. Always
classically put
together with crisp lines and
not a hair out of place. I
begin to sweat.
"You must know, the car is
not a top priority."
Wondering if she could pos-
sibly understand. My insides
cringe at the thought of her
getting into my unkempt
vehicle.
I sprint in front of her to
assess the perils of the pas-
senger side. What if a Cheeto
sticks to her butt? I might
never recover.
Whew. Nothing tumbles
out when the door opens.
My hands swiftly pull out a
ball glove, empty water bot-
tle and a carpenter's apron
from Lowe's. How many
weeks has at been since we
went to that workshop?
I grab a tube of pink and
green mascara, Tic Tacs, a
SoBe Lean drink, a Publix
receipt and some small
pieces of who knows what.
Dying on the inside, I hurry
to tuck them in my console.
Caleb's bright green frog
umbrella can stay.
Feeling as though I'm
exposing a dirty little secret,
the blood rushes to my
cheeks. I am officially
stressed and it is not easy to
frazzle my already disorgan-
ized little world;
Some people are unorgan-
ized and it doesn't bother
them. It bothers me. There's
always another project to
squeeze in, one more load of
laundry to fold, a counter to
wipe, a pile that needs to be
dispersed. Hustling from one


N
M
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Thing to anoth-
er, cleaning the
car falls to the
wayside.
The family
vehicle is above
all, a vessel of
infinite action.
MHusic, laughter
and singing at
the top of our
lungs. Sharing
stories, burping
lIFER contests, gas
IONS attacks and
)LUMNIST armpit farts.all
in the name of
fun. Where else
can the boys do
these things? Hauling chil-
dren, cleats, groceries,
firstaid kits, snacks, stinky
socks, sweaty T-shirts, tennis
rackets, juice boxes and the
like. Where is the Maid
Brigade when you need
them? Oh yeah, you have to
make an appointment.
Think about it. How often
do you actually have another
adult in the car with you?
Besides your spouse or part-
ner, I'm betting almost
never.
On the rare occasion I do
meet up with a friend, not
involving children, board
meetings, class mom duties
or sports, we meet some-
where. Not ride together.
Otherwise, our hairyscary
schedules would not permit
us those few cherished
moments of adult conversa-
tion and the possible.latte. A
skinny of course.
I'm not awesome at every-
thing. I'd like to be. When
the realities of my imperfec-
tions smack me in the face,
it grabs my breath for a
moment. Upon revival, I am
comforted by the notion that
I do have plenty of
strengths. A pristine car is
simply not one of them.
Heavenly Father, some-
times we judge ourselves
more than anyone else ever
considers doing. Help me to
not get so caught up in being
super-woman that I overlook
all the good You've put in
me. (Hope I didn't scar Mrs.
Hoey, I'm afraid I judged her
by thinking she'd judge me -


oops at least nothing stuck boys. She welcomes your com-
to her.) ments at jenniferemmons@com-


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ACROSS
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6 Study at
the-11th
hour -
10 Men's
S nicknames
14 Zee's
counterpart
15.Israeli
dance
16 Horse
color
17 Hall
cabinet
contents
18 Deserving
of praise
20 WWII
general
21 Feast
23 White
poplar
24 Covenant
25 Shea
Stadium
players
27 Prisoner's
hope
30 Girl's
nickname
31 White
House
resident
from 1861
Sto 1865
34 Indigo dye


35 Rich
material
36 The: Sp.
37 Unfaithful
rascal
41 Large cask
42 Elders
43 End in
_;have
no winner
44 PC key
45 Perceive
sounds
46 Put one's
arms
around
48 Writer's
table
49 Think
deeply
50 Tijuana
title
53 Anatomical
features
54 Jungle
denizen
57 Type of
music
60 Put a
stop to
62 Caught in

63 Aye or
nay
64 Delta
65 Torme
and Tillis
66 Observer


67 Part of a
wood joint
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1 Auction-
eer's word
2 In the
center of
3 Hackman
4 Iron
5 Item for
the foot
6Sing the
psalms
7 Took the
train
8 Equip
9 Month
before
te6
10 Swift
animals
11 Garment
12 Lofty
13 Dagger
19 Evaluating
22 Bartender's
need
24 U.S.
President
25 Insects
26 Pennsylvania
port
27 Noodles
28 Cancel
29 Laughing
30 Not now
31 Winged
32 Chief


supporting
factor
33 Curved
characters
35 Move .
furtively
38 Old
anesthetics
39 Ticks off
40 Steak
orderer's
word
46 Measurement
47 State
positively
48 Prescribed
amounts
49 Race
participant
50 Phony deal
51 Women's
magazine
52 Finger's
feature
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54 Yemeni
seaport
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centavos
56 First lady's
home
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contraction
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sons are hereby informed that all dwell-
ings advertised are available on an
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NORFOLK, VIRGINIA house' for sale or
trade for Jacksonville house, ICW or
Beach. 3BR/1.5BA w/1 car garage In East
Oceanview. 1 1/2 blocks to Chesapeake
Bay beach, NEAR BASES. Sparkles like
new w/newly remodeled bathrooms, fresh-
ly painted, new windows, new ceramic tile
and new. carpet throughout, WDHU,
CH&AI Easy living and easy mainte-
nance. Great investment, will rent for
$1200/mo. Call Mary Ann (904)235-2929.
ESTATE HOMESITES in gated lakefront
communities on pristine lake's in beautiful
Western North Carolina Call Now
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GORGEOUS N.C. Mountain homesites
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views, A mile of river frontage and walking
trails. Amenities include gated entrance,
community lodge & Riverside BBQ area.
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1ST TIME offered, Colorade Mountain
ranch. 35 acres- $49,900.. Priced for quick
sale. Overlooking a majestic lake, beauti-
fully treed,360 degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ terms.
(866)353-4807.

A MOUNTAIN Retreatl 3 BR home/ 15
-acres. Enjoy great mtn views, privacy, &
your own Irophy troutl stream Backs up to
Jefferson Narll Forest Staie road frontage
A perfect getaway' $294,900 Call' ow
(877)202-2727.

EXCLUSIVE ESTATES! Very rare estates
being offered for 1st time: Unique waterfall
estate: 120 acre gentleman's farm. View
@ www.troutstreamestates.com.



AWESOME INTRACOASTAL lot, Approx.
162x165 Located in Queens Harbor.
$695k. VIP Realty 962-6190.
.EAST OF 3RD
Neptune: 1 1/2 blocks to ocean, 50x110ft,
$419,900. S. Jax Bch: 1/2 block to ocean,
40x65ft, $375,000. Call 716-8455..
AFFORDABLE LAKE Properties on pris-
tine 34,000 acre Norris Lake Over 800
miles of wooded shoreline Four Seasons-
Call (888)291-5253 Or visit Lakeside Re-
alty www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
JAX BEACH, Cleared fenced lot,
62.5x126, 3rd Ave. North, $140,000.
J.Eric Blanks Realty LLC, Licensed
Real Estate Agent. Call (904)233-9543.
VACANT WOODED lot, intracoastal west,
100' x 125'. $95,000. Call 223-3323, seri-
ous inquiries.


818 LINCOLN Court, Jax Beach, FL
(Between 9th Street & 8th Street South)
120x60, excellent for a duplex. Call
566-8248.
VILANO BEACH Lots- $229,900, Walk to
ocean and boat ramp. High & dry. For
details: Robert Upchurch, 238-1808. The
Real Estate Resource.


ON OCEAN- REDUCED
Vista Del Mar Condo at Jax Bch. 1/1, new
appliances, W/D, pool. $298K. Ph.
(904)282-1131, c. 868-6338.
LIMITED TIME offer 100% financing gated
lakefront community of the NC Blue Ridge
Mtns. 90 miles of Shoreline start $99,000.
Call Now (800)709-LAKE.


NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.
NO BANKS NEEDED! MUST SELL -
6 months no payments Assume exist-
ing loan payments Located on a pristine
cul-de-sac in a family- centered Ponte Ve-
dra neighborhood with wonderful neigh-
bors that will treat you like family. Walk
your kids to the best schools in Ponte Ve-
dra. Recently painted exterior and interior
with lots of decorator touches. Very spa-
cious three car garage. Must see in per-
son to appreciate Lots of established fruit-
bearing citrus trees and an enclosed
swimming pool with outdoor shower. For
Sale by Owner. Will pay 4% commission
to sellers agent. Please contact Jack at
(904)315-1426. $575,000.
0% DOWN when you own land. Modular,
mobile, & Stilt homes. Come visit our
Plant City model center with over 20 mod-
el homes to view. (800)622-2832.
OPEN HOUSES- SATURDAY
Ocean Cay/Jax Beach, 10am-2pm, 3525
Bay Island Circle. Secret Hills/ Ft. Caro-
liine 3-5pm, 3335 Cancun Dr. East. Sand-
castle Real Estate 285-6988, 945-9535.

CHARMING REMODELED 3/2 Jax Beach
home. New roof, A/C and plumbing,
442 15th Ave. North. 514-0728 514-0724,
246-9742.
LEASE/ PURCHASE, ICW, split 4BR,
1856sf., 194ft. deep lot. New paint, tile,
carpet. $239,900 OBO, terms. Independ-
ent Brokers & Asso., Inc. 247-4333.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1472sf.
Lot size, 110x48. Walk to the beach,
needs some upgrading. $359,900.
(904)703 0081
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA home for sale,
lease or lease purchase. $319,000. Jac-
queline Byram/Realtor, Ponte Vedra
Beach Realty, 111-C Solana Road.
(904)571-5653.


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Pets & Animals Service Guide cont.
300 Pets 648 Pressure Washing
310 Pets for Sale 650 Painting
330 Stables/Livestock 651 Pest Control
340 Lost/Found Pets 652 Plumbing
Announcements 653 Pools
400 Notices 654 Photography
405 Travel 655 Rain Gutters
415 Personals 660 Remodel/Const.
420 Legal Services 665 Repairs
4256Legal Notices 670 Roofing
440 Misc. Lost/Found 675 Sprinkler & Wells
450 Instructions/Schools 677Tree Service
460 Weddings. 678 Tile
Employment 680 Upholstery
500 P-T Help Wanted 685 Wallpapering
510 F-T Help Wanted 690 Water Treatment
520 Job Services Health Services
530 Bus. Opportunity. 700 Massage Therapy
540 Child Care 710 Health Care Serc.
550 Work Wanted 730 Caregivers
555 Career/Seminars For Sale
Service Guide
Service ue 800 For Sale
600 Services 805 Music & Instr.
601 Air Conditioning 810 Antiques
602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing 815 Auctions-
608 Auto Rep 820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
609 Bus. Services 830 consignment
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September 19, 2007


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ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
NEPTUNE, EAST of A1A, 3BR/2BA, ga-
rage. 233 Pine St. $589,000. 249-7946,
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA. Lovely beach home,
all white brick. Many updates and ameni-
ties, 2268sf. MLS#376506 $430,000,
1106 Hagler Dr. W. 241-6514, 655-7831.
Make Offer!
POOL HOME, 4/2 Built in '99, 2400sf, In-
tercoastal West, $349,000 co-op. Call
(904)591-6795.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA. Must sell.
$150,000. (904)339-3084.
AWESOME LAKEFRONT JAX BEACH
4BR/2.5BA, quiet cul-de-sac, 2500+sf.
Fully remodeled. $395,000 will co-op.
2441 Oak Forest Drive. (904)591-7392.

ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase or 100% financing. $749K
514-1090.
NEPTUNE BCH, No Closing costs, no
prepays, beautiful 4/2, 4 blocks to beach,
will co-op, 454 Lora St. Asking $369,000
(904)662-6522
FOR SALE OR LEASE TO OWN!.
4BR/2BA, Old Atlantic Beach, 3 blocks to
ocean. Priced for quick sale per your ap-
praiser. Call Bill (904)318-5174. All offers
considered.
LOCAL LENDERS are making excellent
loans. Now is a great time to buy! Check
out these values...
BUY A HOME FOR THE
PRICE OF A LOT!!
SAWGRASS PLAYERS CLUB 3BR/2BA,
one-story home w/great curb appeal and
inviting Florida room, $435,000.

DOLPHIN COVE completely renovated
4BR with stunning kitchen, huge fenced
yard & updated baths,
$350,000.

SELVA LINKSIDE 3BR home surround-
ed by tropical palms and just blocks from
the ocean, $349,900.

SANDY OAKS 3BR/2BA HardiBoard
home with blooming bird of paradise and
ancient oaks, $329,900.

CLUB COTTAGES 3BR patio home on
the big lake, with terrific kitchen & master
bath updates, $449,000.

PALENCIA 4BR, over 2200 sf on a quiet
cul-de-sac, best value in the community,
$394,000.
BERRY & CO. REAL ESTATE
(904)273-4800
BEACHES* ICW* SS* JAX
BEST DEAL IN TOWN
VILLAS AT CROSS CREEK
3/2, 2 car garage, vinyl siding exterior,
nice lot. Only 164,900.
MARSH LANDING- THE GREENS WAY
2/2, end unit condo w/ 1 car gar. Gated w/
many extras. Reduced to $229,000.
NOTTINGHAM HARBOR- POOL HOME!
4/2, one owner, home lovingly maintained
in great location. Great in-ground pool w/
screened cover. Tons .of upgrades.
$299,000.
SUTTON LAKES-THIS HOME IS LIKE
BRAND NEW!
Immaculate 3/2, 2 car gar. Hardly lived in.
No-pet/ non-smoker home for those with
allergies. Huge fenced backyard, irrig.
system w/ separate meter, and all neutral
colors. $219,900.
STERLING RIDGE
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail, for boat/ RV. $214,900.
THE COURTYARDS- ATLANTIC BEACH
2/2, w/ loft & private courtyard for enter-
taining-Close.to.,base_-Great.deal at only
$110,000.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. $239,900.
SANDALWOOD
3/2 lovely manufactured home on nice lot.
A steal for the price, won't last at $89,900.
*r *
3/2, approx. 1350sf, all remodeled, like.
new inside. Must see! Only 184,900.
MORE HOMES/GREAT DEALS
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY....
CALL HOME FINDER REALTY
221-1711 OR 241-5501


ABSOLUTELY LAST price reduction in
new home. 2 story contemporary,
3BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, hardwood
floors, all stainless appliances, custom
cabinets, granite counter tops; jacuzzi tub
in master, walk in shower. All baths have
granite vanity tops. Nothing comparable at
this price anywhere at the Beaches.
$359,900, 1140 20th St. N., Jax Beach.
Call builder/ owner, 568-9210.
* PONTE VEDRA LANDING *
3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,. New roof, re-
plumbed, light & bright open floor plan.
Corner lot & fenced backyard for more pri-
vacy. Possible lease purchase. $199,999.
First Trust Realty, call June 994-3608.
FINAL SALE PRICE
LAGOON HOUSE
1703 2nd Ave. N. Was $375,000.
Final $228,500. (904)616-1126.
SAWGRASS BEHMUDA Court Patio
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min walk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, 1700sf., no ga-
rage, excellent condition. Price Reduced
to $259,500! (904)571-3877.
MUST SELL! PVB, UNDER $200K, SFH,
2BR/2BA, garage, wall unit, 1250sf,
(904)994-0990.
1 MOTIVATED SELLER! Neptune Beach,
within three blocks of ocean. Over 2000sf.
reduced to $389,000. Call Jackson Lane-
hart c/o Keller Williams Realty, 910-6652.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blocks to beach,
3/2, 2300sf, $499,000. (904)655-8015.
SPECTACULAR MARSHFRONT
Jax Bch, sweeping, panoramic views
overlooking 1500 acres of creek, island, &
ICW. Modern, spacious, & extremely com-
fortable layout. 65ft lap pool, covered
shuffleboard court, redfish pond, 3500sf
heated, 6000sf under roof, 8000sf total liv-
ing space. Owner relocating, first $875K,
$175,000 below appraisal. Mike McGuire
(904)246-5162.
RANCH STYLE brick home 3BR/2BA,
Seat rm w/ fireplace, dining rm, garage,
enced back yard, $259,999.
(207)696-5694.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
Appraised, $369,000, Sell $295,000.
(904)304-7982,
JACKSONVILLE BEACH RARE FIND!
Just 4 blocks to the beach, this 3/2.5
boasts an open floor plan with bamboo,
travertine and tile throughout. The private,
professionally land/night escaped backyard
provides a relaxing backdrop for the
screened in porch with' hot tub. Stainless
appliances throughout kitchen- all stay.
Designer lighting and fixtures compliment
this well-maintained 1800sf. treasure.
436 9th Avenue South, $399,900. Real-
tors welcome. MLS#362681. Call for an
appointment (904)535-8812.

*
MUST SELL Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors, pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.5M.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
'screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
$575K.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K. Lease pur-
chase or rent $3000/mo.
Must Sell in Jax Beach- 4/2.5 w/loft in
Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm..
pool, walk to ocean!. $480K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $329K..
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile ard wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed. $215K.
Lakefront PVB Condo- Enjoy peaceful
lake views or relax in front of the fireplace
in your spa:cous Z'2c5 o.'ndo w/screaned
porchi"inr :beautiful *Pdnte1 Vedral-$209K
or for rent for $995/mo.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on fenced
lot in Bentwater Place. Immaculate and
move-in ready, new carpet/paint, new vi-
nyl, all appliances, sprinkler/security.
$205K.
New Price in Ponte Vedra- Updated 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle! Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach $169K.
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
www.pstaines.com
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


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PONTE VEDRA great view 3/2 condo,
plantation shutters, fireplace, new stain-
less steel appliances. Tenant in place until
May. $239,000. 904-280-5170 or 616-
5274.

STEAL A DEAL
Lovely 2/2 at World Golf. Paid $200K,
Asking $207K. Rent $1100/mo. 565-9919.
PVB, TOWNHOUSE CONDO, lakefront,
private, 2BR/2.5BA, all upgrades including
new kitchen. Strategic location. $205K.
Call 280-8782.
NEW CONSTRUCTION- Surfside Con-
dos, oceanviews; 2 & 3 bedrooms; move-
in Nov., 2007. Call Renee L. Baron, Inc.
(904) 242-2821
WOLF CREEK, 2BR/2BA, ground level,
s/s appliances, W/D $159,900. Seller will
pay $3000 towards closing costs. Grace
Ellis, Owner/ agent. All Pro Realty Spe-
cialists Inc. (904)655-7923.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, on canal, top floor
1BR 1BA, 1 car garage. All amenities, gat-
ed comm., very nice. $172,900. Finance
terms avail. (850)933-7200.
FSBO- EDUCED
Jax Beach. New condo, Valencia,
2BR/2BA, 1357sf. $340K. (904)241-4544.
ATLANTIC BEACH,, 1BR/1BA, 1 block to
beach, $175,000. Call (904)246-6758.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO
$199,500. 904-221-8458.
JAX BCH, Oceanfront. 4/3.5, 2500sf, NE
8th floor. FSBO, agents welcome 2%.
$799,000 OBO. 612-3200.
WATERFRONT, BRAND new, 3BR/3BA
w/boatslip. Darien, GA, 1 hour from Jack-
sonville. $299,000. McGuire Mortgage.
246-9915.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.
JAX BEACH, FSBO. New condo, 5th floor,
3BR/3.5BA, 2400+sf, corner unit w/beauti-
ful ocean views, 2 balconies, granite, SS,
fireplace, pool, $760,000, 607-9295.


ATLANTIC BEACH 2/1.5 Townhome, fire-
place, pool, $99,500 firm, 241-8706, 607-
9980.


PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. Financing available.
$134,900. 226-3968.
OCEAN FRONT
THE SANDPIPER
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
great views. Elevator, pool and storage,
349,000. Owner/ Agent. 887-7053.



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3/2 S/W, stove, refrig. D/W, WDHU. Fresh
paint, new carpet. Lease to own, $1000
down, $495/mo. +lot. Own it in five years,
242-9404 (0) or 483-1725 (C). #99 Admi-
ral's Walk.
2/1 S/W, WDHU, stove, refrig., #96 in Ad-
miral's Walk; $12,000 cash OBO. 242-'
9404 (0) or 483-1725 (C).
1500SQFT, D/W, 3/2, LR, DR, FR
UT/room. Newly renovated. A beautiful
home in a quiet beaches park. For less
than $30,000, #140 in Admiral's Walk.
242-9404 (0) or 483-1725 (C).



AQUATIC GARDEN 3/2, W/D, fenced
yard, possible lease option, pets allowed,
$1100/mo. 803-6560.
ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2.5 TH, 3 blks from
beach & Twn Cntr. Remodeled kit. w/ ss
appl., 2 car gar., FP, scr. patio, CH/A.
$1900/mo. Agent/ owner 349-1864.
1BR APARTMENT for rent, $700/mo plus
$400/dep. Available nowl 904-626-5982..
BEACH LIVING
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $1100/mo. TDO
Mgmnt. 246-1125.
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. 241-9822.
DEERFIELD LAKES, 2 & 3BR's,
fireplace, WDHU, starting at $800/mo.
Spacious 1BR/1BA, near ocean
$600/mo. Lewis Realty, Inc. (904)291-
7229.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and move in ready, balcony, 2BR, WDHU,
great parking. $985/mo. 280-2805.
NEPTUNE BCH; Lora St., East of A1A,
2BR 1BA, WDHU & storage, beachy w/
hardwood floors, new HVAC, $1000/mo.
plus util., lyr lease, dep. & credit check.
Call Rick 891-2345.
OLD ATLANTIC Beach; 207 15th St.,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, 1 block to ocean,
$900/mo., ref's. 246-6194, 249-3636.r
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave.
South, 1BR/1BA. $600/mo. and $650/mo
(904)891-0606.
ATLANTIC BCH, 3BR 2BA townhouse w/
fenced yard & parking. 2877 Sandcastle
Ln. (cul-de-sac) in Mayport Landing. Close
to Navy base, Hanna Park & Wonderwood
Expwy. Avail 10/1. $825/mo., $800/dep.,
lyr lease. Call (904)226-8540.
JAX BEACH townhouse. 187 South 8th
Ave-.,'22wblocks to .Ocean; 2BR/2.5BA,:
1500sf, 1-car garage, no pets. $1350/mo.
223-9789.
JAX'BEACH, 2BR/1BA, newly renovated
apartment, W/D. Available now.. $850/mo
+deposit. 201 No. 9th St., For appoint-
ment, 993-2661.
2BR/ 1BA upstairs duplex unit. Outside
laundry room, hardwood floors throughout.
217 12th Ave. N., Jax Bch.. $900/mo.
242-9195.
PVB- LARGE 1 BR garage Apt. with pool.
$700/mo, includes utilities. Pets ok.
994-1349.


JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100sf., WDHU, CH&A, tile floors through-
out, fenced yard, pets ok w/deposit.
$1050/mo. +sec. dep., 887 8th Ave.
South, (904)608-6678.
S. JAX BCH
2 BRAPTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA Duplex.
Appliances, washer/ dryer, CH&A.
$1000/mo. 1st, & dep. Pets OK. 476-3500,
374-9372.

WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf.1320 4th St.. S.,
Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9908.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks ocean.
CH&A, painted, new carpet. No pets.
246-0576.
SOUTH VIIANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
house, private beach, access, $950/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454.


MAYPORT LANDING 2/2, CH&A, utility
room, screened in porch and privacy
fence. 1181 Songbird Ln., Credit check.
1-888-259-0783.
NEAR PONTE Vedra. Quiet, safe, 1 block
beach, lower duplex, 2BR/1BA, CH&A,
W/D included. $950/mo. lease, deposit.
'No pets or smoking. 993-1118.
PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA townhome,
gated, washer/dryer included; 5 star
amenities. $925/mo. 998-9148.


ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, Oceanview apart-
ment, 2BR/1.5BA. WDHU, CH&A,
$1450/mo. +utilities. 246-2569.
NORTH JAX Beach. efficiency $515/mo.,
1BR $615/mo., 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
JAX BEACH 1BR/1BA, washer/ dryer,
1217 4th Street N. $725/mo., plus utilities.
318-2121.

SAN PABLO, efficiency, $600/mo. in-
cludes utilities, 247-0030.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
NB- MUST see, lovely 1700sf 2BR 2BA
upstairs duplex. Huge covered front porch,
1 1/2 blocks to ocean. Pets ok. $2000/mo.
Call 861-4416. Avail. 10/1.
ATLANTIC BCH townhome, 170 Poinset-
tia St. 4.5 blocks to beach, 2BR/2BA,
1250sf Hardwood upstairs, tile downstairs,
Walk to town center. $1050/mo. (904)629-
2628.
PONTE VEDRA- 3BR/2BA condo w/club
pool & morel $1150/mo.. All South Realty,
241-4141.


10 BLKS FROM OCEAN
Atl Bch townhouse- 2 or 3 bedrooms.
1509 & 1507 Jordan St. $750/mo &
$850/mo. No smoking. No pets. 855-3288.



2BR/1BA, NICE apartment in Jax. Bch
$850/mo. Great location, W/D included.
(904)246-6592.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150..
N. JAX Beach- Charming 2BR/1BA, just
steps to ocean Sunroom, wood floors,
WDHUI $1200/mo.. All South Realty,
241-4141.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, East of
AAIA $950/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhome,
3BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, Ig private yard;
$1300/mo. Rent to Own. Call 992-0588
Sellstate' Performance Realty
SPACIOUS 3BR/1BA, CH&A, laundry,
large fenced back yard Neptune Bch.
247-7641
2BR 1BA townhouse apt. Oceanview at
foot of beach access, all amenities.
$1325/mo. 3624 Ocean Dr. S., Jax Bch.
Call 241-5816.
OCEANVIEW, NEW luxury 3BR/2BA
condo at Pier Pointl Amenities incl. pool,
granite countertops & more! $1750/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.


.Beautiful ATLANTIC Bch. newly renov.
2BR/2BA condo. Screen porch, W/D.
$1200/mo. Includes water, sewer, cable.
Great pool & tennis court. Avail immedi-
ately. Call Susan (904)249-7548
JAX BEACH, 1/1 upper, 1 block beach,
$795/mo +$500 deposit water included;
military/ senior discount. Small pets OK.
1718 No. 1st St., #2, 708-0731.
ATLANTIC BEACH,' Courtyards, 2/2, ce-
ramic tile, WDHU $875/mo. TDO Mgmnt.
246-1125.

BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool. & laundry room $590.mo & up..
241-2781 or 237:0552 ..,: .,;:. i ; u;.,
OCEAN VIEW Apartment 1BR/1BA.
CH&A, newly renovated, dishwasher,
microwave. 127 7th Ave. N., Jax Beach.
No Pets. $895/mo..Lloyd (904)535-8844.


2BR/2BA TOWNHOME bonus room,
CH&A, located in Mayport Landing,
fenced back yard, near ocean and Hanna
Park, 1278 Wonderwood Dr., $765/mo,
$700 deposit, 280-2728 leave message.
NEPTUNE BCH ocean view, 2BR/1BA,
beautiful, no pets, no smoking, 242-8644.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo, $1000 deposit. Available
October, 520 So. 2nd St., 280-2728 leave
message.
NEPTUNE BCH, very sleek 2BR 2BA
townhouse. 2 blocks to ocean. 1200sf,
frplc., all amenities, $1200/mo. plus 1 mo.
sec. No pets. 246-8267.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $800/mo;1BR, $575/mo; laundry
room in building. Credit check. No pets.
514-8530.
NEW COZY 1BR, deck w/ocean view,
CH&A. Water, sewer, garbage included.
Credit check. No pets. $700/mo. 514-8530
JAX BCH, 2/1, lower, carpet, WDHU
$900/mo. TDO Mgmnt. 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA townhome,
3 blocks to town center, 4 blocks to beach.
WDHU. $1025/mo. (904)742-6423.
BEACH RENTAL- Available Nov 1.
1BR/1BA, located at 35 29th Ave. South.
$750/mo. +$750/deposit. No smoking.
Call Sam at 249-3403.
OCEAN VIEW
1BR w/great ocean views, tile floors
throughout, washer & dryer, walk-in clos-
et, balcony, assigned parking. $925/mo.
160 Seventh Avenue North. 993-2555
BeachesApartments.com

SAWGRASS, BERMUDA Court Patio
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min walk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, 1700sf., no
garage, excellent condition. Minimum
6 month lease. $1350/mo. (904)571-3877.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOME bonus room,
CH&A, located in Mayport Landing, near
ocean and Hanna Park, $750/mo, $700
deposit, 280-2728 Iv message.
NEPTUNE BCH 1BR BUNGALOW. Cozy
little apt. overlooking trees, gardens, &
pool. A short barefoot walk to the beach.
Utilities and cable included. $695/mo. Call
Robin 246-2203.
PV BEACH Summer House. 2BR/1.5BA,
adjacent to pool, $1150/mo. Small' pets
welcome. (904)280-3138.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
house; 7 blocks from ocean, $785/mo.
Call Elizabeth,.415-5454.
JAX BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, 900sf., W/D,
CH&A. $900/mo + $900 deposit, 1 yr.
lease, no pets. 210/ 222 17th Ave. No.
Call 221-6816.


JAX Bui- ztiM apts on/.near ocean. unrv,
WDHU, no pets, $825-$1075/mo.
246-3130.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, W/D,
dishwasher, 2car garage, 1 block from
ocean, 3 stories w/4th floor deck. 630
South 2nd St.' Unit C3. $1500/mo.
+$1500/dep; lawn, pest control included;
small dog OK. Credit check necessary.
Avail. approx. 1015. (904)334-2728.

RENTAL- CONDO- MAYPORT
2 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths, including re-
frigerator w/icemaker, dishwasher, washer
& dryer, separate dining area, fireplace in
living room, newly carpeted (sorry NO
DOGS), fresh and clean, includes pool,
security system, plus additional outside
locked storage facility. $795/mo., one year
lease, deposit and references required.
Call Evenings 285-8325 or Cell 403-9297.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
house, close to ocean. W/D included. Very
nice. $975/mo. 219-2481.


JAX BEACH
GATED/ SANCTUARY
LAKE VIEW PATIO
4BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, all appliances,
2426sf; built 1999; blocks to beach, com-
munity pool, tennis, $1700/mo. $200/mo.
incentive towards rent (meaning reduced
rent) through March 2008. Louis Watkins
(Watson Realty), (904)473-1061.
HOUSE FOR rent or own, 2 story,
4BR/2.5BA, Collingswood subdivision,
12470 Heathgate Court, Jacksonville. Call
(904)803-6153, (904)220-4247.
ATL. BCH/ Oak Harbor, 1129 Sebago So.
3BR/2BA, all new, fenced. $1195/mo. Dis-
count for 2yr. lease. 612-8868.
OCEANVIEW TOWNHOME- S. Ponte Ve-
dra Beach w/elevator, beautiful ocean
views. 4BR/4BA, 2800sf, garage. Private
beach access. Available 11/1. $1950/mo.
furnished/ $1850/mo. unfurnished. Call
904-607-6154.
N. JAX Beach, 2BR/1BA, newly remod-
eled, garage, large screened Florida
room. $1000/mo. +deposit. 241-4630.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 3BR/2BA, quiet
neighborhood, fireplace, screen porch,
marshview, new carpet, $1500/mo.
626-3056
ATLANTIC BEACH. Nice & cozy 3BR/
2BA, hardwood floors, bay windows, se-
curity system, scr. patio, auto garage,
storage shed, brand new dishwasher.
Near Atl, Blvd./ Mayport Rd. (88 W. 5th
St.). $1195/mo. Aval. immed. CALL NOW
(904)386-1128.
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage.
$1750/mo. Call (904)631-8963. -


ATLANTIC BEACH, Main St., 2BR/1.5BA, 3BR/2BA, GARAGE, decks, screened
CH&A, f/p, WDHU, dishwasher, $785/mo., porch, east of 3rd. $1500/mo:
891-0606. +$1000/dep. (904)662-5677.


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5BR/3BA, ATLANTIC Beach, 2200sf.,
.6 blocks to ocean,.302 Magnolia. Jacuzzi
tub, outside shower, hardword floors &
carpet, W/D +appliances incl.,, fenced
yard, 2 car garage, lots storage, pets ok
w/deposit, no smoking $2075/mo..
(904)759-0267.
4BR/2BA pool home. Exc. cond., 2 car
gar., scr. porch. Off Hodges: $1495/mo.
VIP Realty 962-6190. e
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo. + deposit.
No pets. 571-3261.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, Dolphin Cove,
7 Cobia St. '2BR/2BA, $1100/mo.
+$1100/dep. No smoking,. No pets. Lawn
care included 285-2302, 945-6547.
OLD PV, 4BR/2BA, 3 lots from ocean,
2400sl. WBFP, $1900/mo., 220-6244.
PONTE VEDRA- L'Atrium, 3/2, lake front,
2 car garage, $1475/mo., 461-3326.
SELVA LINKSIDE- Atlantic Beach.
3BIa2BAi-2 cai garage, .olf view. lawn
Scar.includd.$.1750qrjio .Kirb.eiiy..~uRIJlo
Slo, i,: ---Realtor (904)612-6017.
www.beachesandbeyond.com Ponte Ve-
dra Beach Realty.
PONTE VEDRA, Solano Woods, 3/2. Up
grades! Remodeled! $1 500/mo.,
(904)403-4331.
JAX BEACH, 4BR/1.5BA New tiile, A/C,
plumbing, paint.& landscaping. Fenced
backyard. Includes lawn service and W/D.
$1550/mo. 270-0808
LEASE/ PURCHASE, ICW, split 4BR,
1856sf., 194ft. deep lot. New paint, tile,
carpet. $1500/mo. OBO. terms. Independ-
ent Brokers & Asso., Inc. 247-4333.
PONTE VEDRA- 4BR/2.5BA home in con-
venient area! Club pool, tennis & more! 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
SELVA LINKSIDE 3BR2BA, 2 car garage,
washer/ dryer, no smoking small pets ok,
Available 10/1, $1700/mo, (1st mo rent +
$1700 dep), 566-6501.
PVB 3/2 w/fireplace on corner lot, 140
Serrano Way, $1500/mo. includes yard
care. Option to buy, $225K. 379-3759.
JAX BEACH, 3/1, 809- 8th Ave. So.; re-
modeled tile & blinds throughout; large
yard; all appliances, $1200/mo. +deposit,
993-6770 or 246-2634.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
ragel Convenient to schools, shopping &
beach $1075/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
KERNAN, VILLAS at Cross Creek, 3/2,
fireplace, garage. $1100/mo. TDO Mgmnt.
246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blks to beach,
3BR/2BA, new paint, carpet, hardwood
floors, refrigerator with icemaker, micro-
wave. W/D, 2 car garage, $1575/mo
(513)300-2762.
PVB, POOL HOME, walk to. ocean,
3BR/2BA. $1900/mo. (904)993-5626.
PONTE VEDRA Pool Home, spacious
3/2.5 on large lot, east of A1A, walk to
beach, $2500/mo. +deposit, lawn and pool
care included. (904)607-6143.
JAX BEACH, charming bungalow, 1 block
to beach access, 3BR/1BA, CH&A, ga-
rage w/utility room/ shower, WDHU. Cor-
ner lot, fenced backyard. 1yr. lease. No
pets. $1250/mo. (813)486-9418.
WOLFCREEK TOWNHOME, 2/2, like
new $1100/mo.. Call 588-4691
THIS BEAUTIFUL waterfront, 2 story,
2BR/3BA, loft townhome is now available.
Owner completely remodeled throughout
to move into, but plans changed. New tile
& carpet, new fireplace, new bathroom
vanities, new kitchen cabinets, new Corlan
countertop and all new appliances.
$1600/mo. Must have good credit, first &
last month rent 'required. If interested,
please call 233-0303. "
DESIRABLE LOCATION close to beach-
es, shopping & UNF. 1.5yr old 2BR 2.5BA
townhome w/ loft. Corian counter tops,
new carpet, tile floors, S/S apple W/D, wa-
terview, screened porch, 1 car gar. Gated,
Clubhouse, pool & gym. Pets ok. Rent
$1400/mo. or Ilease to own.
(904)294-0605 or raywoods@comcast.net
OFF ST. Johns Bluff Rd. 2BR/2BA, 2car
garage, large fenced yard, tiled floors,
new appliances. $1100/mo. +$900/dep.
(904)386-4853.
SAN PABLO, 3/2, 2 car garage, huge
deck, screened Florida room $1350/mo.
Available Sept. 15. Rose Lampe
403-5536.
JAX BEACH- 3BR/2BA newly remodeled,
on lake, $1100/mo. Call 838-7563.
DRAYTON PL, 3/2, carpet/ tile, sunroom,
patio,. $1500/mo. TDO Mgmnt. 246-1125.
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1300/mo + deposit,
Available 9/1. 614-5278.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Short or Long Term Lease
Upscale 13 yr. old 2000sq ft. 3BR/2.5BA.
Contemporary in the heart of Old Atlantic
Beach. Fireplace, 1.5 car garage, private
yard, roof top deck, outstanding condition.
Will consider lease/ purchase. $1950/mo.
(904)242-8081.


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S Unfurnished Homes Cranes Lake PV 2BR/2.5BA, two story Grand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, third floor
4 The Plantation PV 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful lakefront condo, screened lanai, fireplace, w/cathedral ceilings, screened porch,
j 2 story home, hardwood and tile floors, den/ comm. pool. $995/mo. amenities. $925/mo.
Office, balcony. $3000/mo. Intracoastal West villas at Marsh Landing JB 2BR/2BA,
Costa Verano JB 3BR/2.5BA, brand new Bishops Court Hodges 1BR/1BA, ground ground floor, screened porch, garage, amenities.
1 luxury townhouse, w/ ocean views, attached floor/end unit, water to golf course views, $1100/mo.
I 2 car garage, amenities. $2800/mo. amenities. $850/mo. Palh a g -
Palms at Marsh Landing JB
Ponte Vedra By Sea PV 4BR/3BA, home Sail Cove Town Center Gate Pkwy Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
has living, dining and great room, 3 car Screened porch, amenities. R2A, rnd flr /m
[ garage, screened porch. $2600/mo. 1BR/1BA. Ground floor. $950/mo. 2BR/2BA, Ground floor. $1100/mo.
2BR/2BA, ground floor w/garage. $1150/mo
SSummerfield PV 3BR/2BA, spacious 2BR/2BA, 1st floor w/ private garage. A 2 floor /d 1../mo
home in walking distance to schools & bch, $1150/mo. 3BR/2B, 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1275/mo.
., patio, 2 car garage. $2200/mo. Wolf Creek Hodges Belleza 3BR/2BA, groundd floor, recentl y
S Ponte Vedra Shores.- Vilano 4BR/4BA, Newer townhouse w/ wooded preserve rem eled, tile floors, screened porch, amenities.
i newer 3 story townhouse, tile floors, attached views, amenities, screened porch. $1295/mo.
I garage, ocean views. $2000/mo. 2BR/2.5BA. $1100/mo. Furnished Rentals
S 660 Upper 8th Ave. S. JB 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/2.5BA. End unit. $1150/mo. Sawgrass PV 4BR/4.5BA, 2 story home,
S two story w/tile floors, carpet, Florida room, Brightwater Gate Pkwy screened in pool, golf course views, game room.
fenced yard. $1550/mo. 2BR/2.5BA. Remodeled townhouse, garage, $3500/mo.
! Sandy Oaks PV 3BR/2BA, home w/wood screened porch, amenities. $1200/mo. n r 3R/A, n for
I deck, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, Bentwater Place Hodges 3BR/2BA, home cea Grande SPV 3BR/3BA 2nd floor
cathedral ceilings. $1500/mo. has screened porch, large fenced backyard, luxury condo, garage, tile floors, elevators, I
S 1018 23rd St. N JB 3BR/2.5BA, two story overlooks preserve. $1400/mo. screened porch. $3200/mo.
[ home, tile and new carpet' flooring, wood Johns Creek Hodges 3BR/2BA, home has The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor condo,
Sdeck, garage. $1500/mo. open floor plan, fenced yard, garage, patio, fireplace, garage, east of A1A. $1500/mo.
I Sawgrass PV 3BR/2BA, home interior/ comm pool. $1500/mo.
I exterior recently remodeled, comm. pool, Unfarnished Condos
Fireplace, garage. $1500/mo. The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground foor, REIMAX Coastal Real Estate
The Colony PV 2BoR/2eMA,yeground floor,
Neptune Marsh NB 3BR/2BA, home has east of A1A, garage, tile floors, new carpet Property Managemen
Screened lanai, wood deck, new carpet & and paint. $900/mo. (o00)299-5616 (904)25-5640 <
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3BR/ 2BA, office, huge great room w/
frplc. overlooking patio & swimming pool.
Fenced backyard. Avail. now. Rent to own
or rent, $1750/mo. (904)247-5317 or
635-1774.
FIDDLERS MARSH 3BR/2BA home in
Ponte Vedra. $1600/mo. Jacqueline By-
ram/ Realtor Ponte Vedra Beach Realty,
111-C Solana Road (904)571-5653.
PONTE VEDRA, single family home,
3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, fenced yard, 2 car
garage, tile and new carpet. $1375/mo.
negotiable. 285-2952.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 3/1.5, carport. Large
lot; 7 blocks to beach, $1200/mo. +secuti-
ry, +references. (904)249-4324.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2. Convenient to
shopping & AB Elem. Ceramic tile LR
w/fireplace, family room, well equipped eat-
in kitchen, separate laundry room. One
car garage, private, shaded patio & well ir-
rigation for large fenced yard. $1250/mo.,
249-3012.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $2500/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
NEPTUNE BEACH, Summer Sands, 2BR
2.5BA townhome; 1 car garage, communi-
ty pool, $1100/mo. 655-5990.
SAWGRASS, 3BR/2BA, avail. 10/1/07,
updated and super clean. $1450/mo.
(904)373-0991.
JAX Beach- 3BR/1.5BA, just 7 blocks to
ocean! Equipped kit & morel $1075/mo.
All South Realty, 241-4141.
NICE 4/BR house w/pool and fenced back
yard, off San Pablo Rd. near schools.
$1400/mo. 247-3777.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1700/mo. 860-1690.
3BR/3.5BA, 2300SF Townhome, 14th Ave
So & 2nd St. Jax. Beach, fully loaded, 2
years old, $1800/mo. Available immedi-
ately,.424-7204.
ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/ 2.5BA 2700sf, fireplace, 1535 Selva
Marina Dr. 3 biks to ocean, across from
Selva Marina Country Club. Pets ok;
$2250/ mo. 838-6333. Avail 7/1.


OCEAN FRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
3BR/2BA, garage, $2200/mo. No smok-
ing, Call 904-463-2006.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, WDHU;
4 blocks to beach. Call (904)742-6423.
PVB OCEAN Links- Unit #921. 3BR/2BA
w/garage. Ceramic tile in living/ dining/
kitchen areas. 2nd floor, end unit.
$1300/mo. 1/2 off first month. Ocean
Breeze Management 904-270-8805.
2BR/2BA MARSH VIEW CONDO- Fire-
place, vaulted ceilings, carpeted bed-
rooms, sunroom, W/D. Blocks from
beach. $1100/mo.. Available Now.
(904)233-7879.
LIVE AT THE BEACH THIS WINTER!!
Furnished 3BR/2BA condo in
"SEAPLACE", Atlantic Beach, 901 Ocean
Boulevard. Just steps from the sand and
9 blocks from town center, with a pool and
patio. $1699/mo. including utilities and ba-
sic phone and cable. Available until March
1st. (904)247-1049 or (904)608- 4325.
THE POINT AT PONTE VEDRA, 3/2, ON
THE WATER; LEASE OR SALE BY
OWNER. 285-5896 OR 251-5389.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 3/2 w/ garage, im-
muculate, spacious, new tile, paint and
blinds, ground floor, end unit, screened la-
nai, fireplace, ceiling fans, all amenities, 1
mile to beach, $1300/mo. Must seel 904-
273-8923 or 904-294-8164.
PVB GRAND Cay Villas, 2/2, fireplace,
W/D, screened porch, new carpet, new
paint. Available 'now. $995/mo.,
655-0325.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2/1.5 Townhome, fire-
place, pool, $780/mo +security, 241-8706,
607-9980.

COURTYARDS: 1035SQFT, completely
remodeled, 2BR/2BA; new cabinets, stain-
less appliances, laundry room, loft, private
patio. Beautiful tHe throughout, $985/mo.,
571-6664 or 887-6033.
PVB CONDO/ Townhome 3/2.5, 1800+ sq
ft, community pool/ tennis, $1350/mo.
887-6288.
2BR/2BA ALL appliances, W/D, garage,
Hodges Blvd, near JTB, $1050/mo.
(912)843-8128.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard. JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, N pets. Ref-
No dogs. 246-0576 erences required. $1400/mo. 710-3946.


3/2 Atl. Bch, 2 story townhouse. Newly
renovated, fenced backyard, $850/mo.
sec. dep., no pets. 285-6125.


4 BLOCKS TO BEACH. 2BR/1.5BA
Townhouse, 1100sf. 1415 4th St N. Jax
Beach. $1100/mo, first and last to move
in. Call (904)868-7702 or (904)333-9785
to see.
ATL. BCH/ Oak Harbor, 1232 Galapagos.
3BR/2BA, family room, carport, fenced.
$1295/mo. Discount for 2yr. lease.
612-8868.



OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, Jax Beach
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
(904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $990/mo. +deposit. 838-
9400.


OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $2200/mo. Call
(904)476-7548.
JAX BCH, 2BR/2BA, condo all applian-
ces, near the beach, 2yrs old, 1car ga-
rage. $1050/mo. Call 955-8213 for info.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1150/mo. 904-613-7605. 1
CONDO 1/1 off Hodges Blvd. gated
comm. W/D in unit, patio. $800/mo. Pets
ok, (904)982-0431.


ENDLESS OCEANVIEWS, New, Jax Bch
condo. 5th floor end unit. 3/3.5, 2400sf, 2
balconies, granite, ss, wetbar, frplc. Pool,
jacuzzi, under building parking. $2350/mo.
607-9295.
ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, furnished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.
PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, one year old,
2BR/2BA w/fireplace and appliances.
5-star amenities, gated community.
$1050/mo. Kimmie 904-333-8604. Avail.
11/1.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Oceanfront,
1BR/1.5BA, 1st floor, sleeps 4+, com-
pletely furnished. Available now thru-
12/26/07. $1500/mo. (952)201-4557.
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OFFICE SPACE for rent in Jax Bch. this category please call 904-249-9033 or
247-6869. email: classified@beachesleader.com


OFFICE SPACE to lease, up to 1000sf.
314 14th Ave. No, Jax Beach. Available
now. 249-6890.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., $700/mo. 993-4011.
IEXEC- INTERNET EXECUTIVE OFFI-
CES. Spacious modem individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.
OFFICE SPACE available. 950 to 3350sf.
Atlantic Beach on Mayport Road.
(904)545-6889.



COMMERCIAL OFFICE with available
6250 sf parking lot; 800 to 3400 sf $15.00
NNN Jax Beach; 4th St. N. and 11th Ave.
N. (904)249-4091.
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE Space for lease,
Mayport Rd. Free rent. 514-1090.


PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

FREE KITTENS, females, 8 and 12wks.
Litter-trained. Call 294-2269
FREE MINIATURE Schnauzer. 4 yrs old,
male, neutered. Perfect health, needs
good loving home. Available immediately.
Call 247-0187 or 635-5252.


3 YEAR old Ball Python looking for a good
home. 608-2441.
LAB/ CHOW Mix, (short haired) needs a
good home,- great with kids. Call
885-4714.
TWO 11 week old male Min Pins, black/
tan. Shots w/records. $350. 993-0990.
RAT TERRIERS: various colors, sizes and
ages. cjkennel@earthlink.net, 352-621-
3110.
TWO GENTLE ferrets plus 4-story funnel
cage, $200 OBO, 422-6270.



LOST DOG
Brown, tan, and white Shih-Tzu, answers
to "Gizmo", about 12 pounds. Lost 9/16/07
in vicinity of Dolphin Cove. If found, please
call 273-2729 or 697-6602.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.



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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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ment options. No registration fee.
info@americasdrivingacademy.com
(888)899-5910
SWIMMING LESSONS
All ages, W.S.I. certified, 34 years teach-
ing. Beaches Aquatic Ctr. 246-3822, 568-
6245
PLAY PIANO, gift for a lifetime, your home
or studio. 223-1103.
DRIVER: DON'T just start your career.
Start it right.! Company sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
RAILROADS ARE looking for experienced
help. Train in four to eight weeks to be-
come a Conductor, Welder, Mechanical
Locomotive, or Carmen. Average salaries
$63,000. Tuition loans available,
(913)319-2603 / (913)319-2658,
www.RailroadTraining.com.

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com

PIANO LESSONS
All levels,, styles & ages. Will corine to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.,
241-4954, 655-3300.
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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Walking. Call 738-1678 or
lizajanehps.com
HELP WITH errands, shopping, in home
care; dependable, references, 993-3226.
NEED A Pet Sitter? 14 years experience
in care & medication. Under My Wing.
888-484-8040.
LIFE MANAGER available to simplify your
life. Let me manage the details so you can
devote your time and energy to your priori-
ties. I have 20 years of business experi-
ence and an MBA. I am efficient, very or-.
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simplifymylife@bellsouth.net for more
information.
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EDWARD TUCKER'S CATERING. Wed-
dings, Graduations,_.Social Gatberings,
Call (386)793-7454v.(904)635-7588.'I0


HOUSE CLEANING. $40 per. house.
General Cleaning. Call Tammie Mon.-Fri.,
8am-5pm. (904)673-6536,


KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-'
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.


FREE DOCK BUILDING BOOKLET-
Guide for waterfront owners.
www.dockshops.net


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
MOVING? LONG distance or local. Quali-
ty service at affordable prices. Free esti-
mates, guaranteed pickup and delivery.
Day The Florida Mover. (904)553-3050.
www.daymoving.com


KEN'S PRESSURE Washing & Lawn
Service. Houses & driveways. Free esti-
mates. 252-6112.
OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.
PRIME MAINTENANCE, INC.
Professional Pressure Washing & Paint-
ing. Residential/ Commercial. Licensed/
Insured.
FREE ESTIMATES (904)535-2515


QUALITY WORK FOR LESS on all
Interior & Exterior Painting, Pressure
Washing & Home Repairs. Free estimate.
Jeff 881-4223.
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ROMANO GUTTER SERVICE
Installations, Installation- all types. Re-
pairs. Cleaning. 246-5649
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified@beachesleader.com



WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.
FUTURISTIC HOMES of FLA..221-0612.
Licensed Residential Contractor
#CRC041048. Remodels, Additions, Re-
pairs, Build new. Insured. 25yrs. of serv-
Ice.


PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN Services.
100% Satisfaction. Fully Insured. All size
Jobs. 904-379-1604. Info: japremier.com
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.


HOUSE CLEANING by Brazilian woman
w/excellent references and own transpor-
tation. 513-2240, 716-4914.


PROFESSIONAL TO clean your office.
Licensed bonded, insured. 631-8527.


PRIVATE LOT, 2BR/1.5BA, CH&A,
WDHU, $675/mo. Available Immediately,
273-0857

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WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence.. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.


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John McCann 273-3784.


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DRY CLEANER needs PT Counter Help,
$8/per/hour. 333-8572.

LPN / RN
Every weekend, 7am-7pm at a Premier
Retirement Community Health Center.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
PART-TIME PERSONAL Assistant posi-
tion located in the Atlantic Beach area with
local real estate company. Qualified candi-
date needs strong computer, communica-
tion and organizational skills must be Win-
dows literate with proficiency in Microsoft
Word, Publisher and Excel. Ideal candi-
date will be multi-task oriented and able to
work with little supervision. Real estate
background preferred. We are looking for
a team player, flexible and dependable.
Send resume and salary requirements to
Carol Hill 4190 Belfort Rd. Suite 475,
Jacksonville, FL 32216 or fax to
(904)296-0846. EOE Non Smoking Envi-
ronment. Reference job number 241.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
CLEANERS NEEDED early evening &
late night restaurant cleaning. Phone &
car a must. 273-2761.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
Front Office Receptionist for busy psychi-
atric/, psychological office in Marsh Land-
ing. Applicants must be a team player,
pleasant, dependable, and able to multi-
task. Experience preferred but will train
the right candidate. Fax resume to
(904)543-9172.


PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER, afternoons, 3-
6pm for church pre-school; dependable,
some experience required. 246-2891 for
interview.
ABOVE AND Beyond Housekeeping,
seeking responsible individuals, reliable
transportation and phone required.
591-5901, 514-1188.
DRIVER
Join a great team in the Recreation De-
partment of a premier retirement commun-
ity. Part time with flexible hours including
weekends. Must be able to set up and
break down for special events. Must have
C CDL Passenger Endorsement License.
Applications at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd. Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug Free
workplace.

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a-fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
LOOKING FOR Part time promotion in
sales with Arbonne International. Gener-
ous compensation plan. Call Kelly 280-
2517 for more info.
BOOK SELLER 20hrs per week, including
evenings and weekends. Must have at
least 2 years college. Retail experience
and knowledge of books a plus. Contact
SRona at The Book Mark in Atlantic Bch.
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LPN'S
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
(904)241-1656.
BONO'S BBQ, Neptune Beach, is accept-
ing applications for Cooks and Cashiers.
Apply in person daily, 2-4pm.
HOUSEKEEPER & part-time care for two
athletic boys 285-6551 or 614-8440.
DINING ROOM & BANQUET SERVERS.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently hiring all positions
of food & beverage service including din-
ing room server, banquet servers, experi-
enced food expeditors and beverage cart
servers. Positions include full and part
time, daytime, night time, and weekends.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
GOLF RETAIL/ Corporate Sales/ CSR.
Part-Time/ Full-Time. Some travel, Hourly
& Commission. Caddyshack Golf, Beach-
es Area. Fax resume 270-0437 Email:
caddyshackfla@att.net
PRIVATE DUTY- disabled female needs
experienced, flexible, PCA. Short evening
& morning shifts. Beach resident prefera-
ble. Leave message 246-0778.
CLERICAL ASSISTANT PART-TIME
City of Atlantic Beach Public Works.
$10.90/hr. No benefits. Previous office/
clerical exp. required. Approx. 15 hrs./wk.,
M-F, 10:30am to 1:30pm. Applications ac-
cepted until 9/26/07 at City Hall, 800
Seminole Rd. For more info visit.
www.coab.us or call -(904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
ARE YOU gifted with children? Are you
nurturing, patient and kind? Then Christ
Episcopal Church needs you. We are in
need of additional staff on Sunday and
weekday mornings 8:30am-12noon.
Please contact Leila Quinlan at 285-7390,
ext. 246 to schedule an interview.
PART-TIME/ FULL-TIME Front Office
Staff. Responsibilities will include answer-
ing phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.



CLIENT COORDINATOR
Assistant Bookkeeper: Atlntic Beach.
Minimum 3 yrs. A/R, 2 yrs. A/P, 3yrs. cus-
tomer service. Computer/ internet literate.
Financing/ DMV titlework/ Quickbooks
knowledge a plus. Excellent benefits in-
cluding profit sharing.
www.transitplus.com. Smoke free office.
Fax resume 221-2705. Specify position
desired on fax.
GOLF COURSE LANDSCAPE LABOR.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need-
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
ence preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
opportunity to advance. Apply in person
only at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514 for di-
rections.
DRIVERS...ASAP! $1000+ Weekly 36-
43cpm/$1.20pm $0 Lease, New Trucks
Teams Welcome CDL-A : 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.

DRIVER-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- local
& national OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great bene-
fits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
ence.

CNA'S -
NEEDED for home health & area hospi- .
tals., To apply visit, our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.


PRINT COMPANY is accepting applica-
tions for Offset Web Press Operator. 2-3
years current exp. required. Attention to
detail a must. Mail resume or apply to:
1114 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL
32250.
ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE
MECHANIC. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
seeking an experience assistant mechan-
ic. Must have strong mechanical back-
ground, preferably small engine and
equipment repair. Must have own tools
and references. Excellent benefits-after-
90 days. Apply in person only at the
Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday-Satur-
day. Call 285-6514 for directions.
WEST BEACHES Financial Co. seeking
several individuals for training in various
departments, competitive salary, fully paid
health insurance, vacation, sick pay,
matching 401k. Growth is creating oppor-
tunities, some computer skills required.
Triad Financial Services Inc. Call Denise
at 223-1111 ext 245.
GOLF RETAIL/ Corporate Sales/ CSR.
Part-Time/ Full-Time. Some travel, Hourly
& Commission. Caddyshack Golf, Beach-
es Area. Fax resume 270-0437 Email:
caddyshackfla@att.net
OUR TOP driver made $54,780 in 2006
running our Florida region. Home weekly
and during the week! Blue Cross/Blue
Shield! 1 Year OTR experience required.
Heartland Express (800)441-4953.
www.heartlandexpress.com
HOUSEKEEPER. Join our winning team
at Julian LeCraw & Co., LLC. We are cur-
rently seeking a full time Housekeeper for
our beautiful Apartment Homes communi-
ty located at Soleil in Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL. Since 1955, Julian LeCraw & Co.,
LLC has been a leader in the property
mgmt industry, specializing in multi-family
housing. No exp. required; well train the
right person to do the job! We believe in
an atmosphere of continuous career de-
velopment in addition to providing an at-
mosphere filled w/fun & recognition. We
offer competitive salaries, co. pd. career
apparel, hlth/dental/vision ins., 16 days
pd. time off/yr incl. your birthday, 401k
w/50% match, continuous co. paid training
& much more. Please fax resumes
to (904)273-9899 or e-mail to:
rmrpc@lecraw.com www.lecraw.com
EOE.

THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
DRY CLEANING, Silk Presser, Ponte Ve-
dra area, guaranteed hours. 285-5644.
AL'S PIZZA hiring Full or Part Time Pizza
Makers and Cooks. Great pay and flexible
schedule. Please apply in person between
2pm-4pm at any location.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and'
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.

FT/PT Sales Person needed. Apply, Sea
Shells and Coral, 230 North Boardwalk,
JB.
TRAVELING INDEPENDENT Sales Rep.
Max. Travel 6 hrs. from home. Gone M-F.
Commission position. Company avg. pays
$820/wk. Call (800)225-6368, ext 333.

KUHN FLOWERS
We are currently accepting application for
a full time delivery driver. Must have cur-
rent, valid drivers license. Kuhn Flowers
offers competitive salary, paid vacation &
medical & dental insurance. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at
832-10 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. No phone
calls please.

PAINTERS
Working Crew Leaders. Own phone and
transportation a must. 614-4188.


Job Opening: Marketing Assistant:
Signature Group
A Sports and Entertainment Consulting Firm
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Office located in Sawgrass Village)
Description: We are looking for a very energetic, motivated, self-starter who can
take initiative, interacts well with people on the telephone and in meetings, and is
very organized. Individual must be able to operate independently with minimal,
supervision. Wide range computer skills a must. Minimal work with Quickbooks
and billing is required. Individual must also be capable of creating presentations for
a wide range of clients, usually utilizing PowerPoint.
Looking to fill as soon as possible!
Candidates interested in a full'time position should send a cover letter and resume to
Christi May at CMay@Signature-golf.com. Please email any questions and we will
get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!




Positions Available
Switchboard Operator Front Desk Supervisor
\ Diningroom Attendant Recreation Attendant
0 Line Cook Buffet Attendant
RESORT
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We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
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Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
* 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 *
Website: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
* Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070 *
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HANDYMAN NEEDED experienced dry-
wall, flooring, .and carpentry, 904-422-
7114.

HARRY'S SEAFOOD
BAR & GRILL
NEEDS FULL time Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Line Cooks with open availabili-
ty. Apply within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon-
Fri, 2pm- 4pm.

LPN
Full-time, Monday-Friday, 3pm-11pm in
our Assisted Living Facility. Full bene-
fits and great work environment. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447; email
to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
LEGAL SECRETARY for professional
Beaches law firm; Heavy Litigation experi-
ence required; Family Law preferred; Must
be organized and have good communica-
tion skills; Excellent benefits package;
Email resume to carolyn@zisserlegal.com
or fax to 904-241-4225.
MORTGAGE BROKERS, Commonwealth
Mortgage is here to support you and close
your loans. Call for interview, 241-4608.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Minimum 3yrs
exp. in both A/R & A/P. Parts/ driver coor-
dination/ warranties. General office work,
detail orientated. Computer/ internet liter-
ate. Exc. benefits to include profit sharing.
Atlantic Bch. www.transitplus.com Fax re-
sume 221-2705.


CNA
FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm and 7am-3pm at a
Premier Retirement Community. Excellent
benefit package, competitive wages, good
working environment. Applications availa-
ble at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to:
jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
Workplace.
SECRETARY. COMPUTER & Phone
skills. Health insurance after 90 days,
close to beach. Fax resume to 821-1631.

DINING ROOM & BANQUET SERVERS.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently hiring all positions
of food & beverage service including din-
ing room server, banquet servers, experi-
enced food expeditors and beverage cart
servers. Positions include full and part
time, daytime, night time, and weekends.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
NANNY NEEDED. Looking for full-time
Nanny for 2 young children. Long-term,
Beaches area. Occasional overnight &
travel. $12/hr./negotiable. Must have refer-
ences. Call (904)686-4562 leave msg.


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR for Conm-
mercial Property. Call Jonathan 866-6937. TIRE & OIL TECH Wanted. Monday-Fr-
1..- -... -day. Call Bob, 241-5311.


HAIR DRESSER needed for upscale,
busy salon in Ponte Vedra. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 994-7408 or
280-4247.
ABSENT ANSWER is looking for happy
people to work F/T, nights and weekends.
Will train. Great pay. Call today 270-2357.

LPN /RN
Full-time, 3pm-llpm at a Premier Re-
tirement Community Health Center. Ap-
plications available at Fleet Landing Se-
curity Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., At-
lantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com' EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
HOME HEALTH AIDE
Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447;. email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace..
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.


BREAKFAST/ LUNCH Cook, some expe-
rience needed. Weekends a must. Call
241-1985.
NAIL TECH. Rental position. Apply Susan
Merricks, (h)246-1579, (w)246-7272.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
NOW HIRING Cooks & Servers. Ponte
Vedra. Flexible part time hours. Top pay,
will train. Transportation a must. Call
(904)304-9010.
SECURITY GUARD
Full time, temporary position (up to 3
months) as a Security Guard at a premier
retirement community. Must work flexible
hours and have security experience. Bx-
military, DOD and law enforcement urged
to apply. To apply, applications available
at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet'
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to 904-246-9447; EOE/ Drug-free
Workplace.
PAINTERS AND Painter's Helpers need-
ed, exp. only. Must have own transporta-
tion and hand tools. Dental, Health, Life
Insurance. 904-910-7862.


SALES POSITION, full time, in Ponte Ve- PERMANENT PART-TIME Merchandis-
dra Boutique. Looking; for motivated, ers. Driveline Retail is seeking merchan-
friendly, energetic individual w/retail expe- disers with prior retail experience to serv-
rience. Beverle's Boutique 330 A1A N. ice local stores. No selling. Must be friend-
Suite 214 (Near Talbots) .285-9094. Ask ly and a self starter. Hourly pay plus bo-
for Wendy. nus for performance. Please send name,
e-mail address, city and state to: ef-
baum@drivelineretail.com. .


ATTENTION: HVAC PROFESSIONALS
Do you deserve to earn $50K- $70K?
Would you like to drive a new van? Are
you focused on delivering 100% customer
satisfaction? Can you pass a drug/ back-
ground check? We are looking for a pro-
fessional HVAC tech to meet our in-
creased service appointments. For a con-
fidential interview, call 686-4539.
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TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
CARPET CLEANIING clean driving record
a must, great pay, lots of benefits, 422-
7114.
WANTED FIT for ladies fitness center.
Sales experience preferred. Nights/ Satur-
days. Benefits. Send resume to
jan@goworkoutjax.com (904)242-9009.


FAMILY PRACTICE office has immediate
opening for Referral/ MA position.
Experience preferred. Fax resume to
(904)282-1550.
EXPERIENCED CUSTOM Interior Trim
Carpenter and helpers needed. Position
available immediately. Beaches and Ponte
Vedra areas. Call Tim 509-9071.



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


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


ALL CASH 'candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersoldl

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


BOWLING FAMILY Daycare has openings
for infants & up. State certified, CPR, First
Aid, CDA Teaching Degree. Call Laura,
220-6059 or 476-4251.
LOVING IN-HOME Child Care PVB. Ages
6-weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience. Call Tammy at 524-7224

ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.
260-4915.
LOVING, IN-HOME Day care. Ages 6wks.
& up. Certified in CPR & First Aid. HRS
trained; Please call Becky, 249-6391 or
312-2530.



IN-HOME CARE by VISITING ANGELS.
Providing the best caregivers with top ref
& criminal checks for meal-prep, errands,
respite care, companionship and more. Af-
fordable. Call us for a free in-home
assessment at 904-725-8222.
www.visitingangels.com ,Lic. #229886.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/. COMPANION.
"More than a service, more like a friend."
Transportation to.doctor's, shopping, etc.
Will also visit your loved one for you in
nursing home. 220-0129.
STATE Certified HHA/ CNA/ Sitter will
give quality care for elderly in the privacy
of their own home. Call Veronica at
(904)783-9151 or (904)887-1010.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com "
CNA COMPASSIONATE, honest, reliable,
experienced, $14/hr. Call 329-2781 Sun
thru Wed,
CNA LOOKING for private cases. Willing
to work mornings & afternoons, evenings.
Call 372-4218.
CAREGIVER IN your home. 5yrs exp.
Avail. Mon-Fri during the day. Call Janice
at 641-0608 or 303-5693
NURSING CARE for your Loved One, Pri-
vate DU.yt.experlenced .and compassion-
at, $,l.Pp0/hour .Please call Linda at
(04)217-0094. References provided
RELIABLE QUALITY in-home care by
NCMA with 17 yrs experience. Call 994-
1071.
CNA CARE In your home Rate depends
on care. 536-0587.


BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.
MAYTAG WASHER & dryer $500, 2yrs
old. 55".Panasonic TV, 2yrs old, $500.
Best offer on all. (904)514-0425.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
(904)858-9350.
BED: BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
(904)858-9350.


WHIRLPOOL WASHER & dryer, $175.
641-9667, 838-5411.
OFFICE FURNITURE: conference tables,
chairs, file cabinets, rugs, phones, pic-
tures, plants, etc. 233-9543.
MOVING SALEI Cream sofa/ chairs. Anti-
que white table/ chairs. Armoire, desk/ file,
mirror, freezer,TV. 686-1105.
QUEENSIZE SIMMONS Beautyrest,
2-sided pillowtop mattress, boxspring &
frame in spotlessly exc. condition. $175;
Can deliver. 246'-1832.
BABY CRIB & mattress, maple, exc.
cond., $50. 223-5774.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
SPORTSCRAFT POOL table w/ accesso-
ries. Great Christmas gift. '$300. 625-
6017.
MURRAY RIDING lawnmower, freshly
tuned, ready to go! $300. 625-6017.
MOHAWK STAINMASTER carpet, brand
new w/ pad. Approx. 2000sf, $1100 OBO.
424-6809.
CUSTOM- BUILT, Garden/ Patio arbor
benches. Call 716-3230 for options, pic's,
pricing.
PnPARI. =m.- n..MRA=0f A1. nA RPPT.


HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lic. ST-5903. '
DINING ROOM table (large, round ),$200
Call 246-3383.


THIS SATURDAY, 7pm, 9800 Beach
Blvd, www.AnjeAuctions.net AB2659/
AU3713 (904) 248-0926.
LAND AUCTION 350 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing Free Catalog
(866)554-3852 www.landauction.com


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889. '
BUYING FURNITURE to furnish three
new vacation homes. Call 993-3226.



DUVAL DRIVE Neighborhood Sale, Sat.
9/22, 8-2pm. Over 10 families participat-
ing. Furn., toys, household items, antique
cars.
MOVING SATURDAY, 8am-? 1688
Marshside off 15th St. South. -
FRIDAY/ SATURDAY/ Sunday, 8am-1pm.
810 8th Ave. N. All items from A-Z.

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WANTED: RAFTERS foriFall Ads &
Crafts Show, Oct. 20, 2007 at Christ Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 400 Penman Rd.,
N.B. For more info. call 249-5370.


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE @ SOLEIL
Apartments, located off Ponte Vedra
Lakes Blvd. Location: Tennis Court, Satur-
day, 9-22-07 from 7am to 2pm. Applian-
ces, Furniture, Household Items, and
more! (904) 285-1431.


MOVING SALE: Sat., 8am-2pm; furniture,
misc. items. 14054 Aldridge Road South
(cross from Golden Corral).


BEACH ESTATE- Big! 1816 Arden Way,
Jax Bch off Penman Rd. Beautiful Jewel-
ry: diamonds, pearls, 18, 14k galore!
Chantilly sterling set. New-electric scooter,
Chanton, Imare, Waterford, Hummel,
Doulton duck decoy. Formal side board,
Clocks, antique chests, rugs more! Tools,
garage kitchen stuffed. Lk new Walkers
Bay 8 ft. dingy. Fine Clothing (St. Johns,
etc.) purses, etc. No's at home @ 8. Sale
Thurs. 9-4 Fri. 9-3. China Cat 241-0344.
chinacatantiques.com.


AIRPORT SEDANS, limos and vans.
Serving Jacksonville for over 7 years.
(904)398-8400.


BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.
1975 CATALINA 27ft Sailboat, exc. cond.,
like new, $4500. 422-4077.
DEEP WATER 40' Intracoastal Marina
Slip for rent. Intracoastal at Atlantic Blvd.
7'-9',draw & up to 16' max beam. Unlimit-
ed clearance and 24 hour'access. Electric,
cable & telephone hook-up. $12/ft.
881-0895.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com


2003 SCOOTER, Vespa engine, 49cc.,
3900 miles; $1000, 465-7179.
2002 HONDA REBEL 250, red, excellent
condition. 9251miles, $1850: 2002' HD
Hugger. Mint condition, windshield, sad-
dle'bags'vforward pegs. Only 3464 miles.
$6900,-568-7139.
2004 HONDA CRF 4 stroke racing dirt
bike. All riding gear included with extra
parts. Price also include '2006' 5'x10'
trailer $4300 904-553-6111.
2001 HARLEY Davidson XL 1200C
Sportster, extra chrome,,custom seat, new
tires/ brakes, 5900 miles, excellent condi-
tion, $6499. 923-5879.
HONDA 2000 Sabre, 1100cc V-twin, low
'miles, windshield, mustang seat, back
rest. Asking $4500 OBO. Phone 247-1733
for appt.


1989, 32FT Pace Arrow motorhome.
$12,200. Call 759-9701.
24FT. CAMPER, good condition, A/C.
Ideal for hunting. Sleeps 5. $1000 OBO.
242-7383.


SHOP ONLINE AT
WWW.MOORECHEVY.COM
2000 Silverado LS Z71, 95K miles,. Rhino,
Leer topper, .white w/grey leather int, tow
pkg. excellent cond. $13,500. Call Sam
at 249-3403.


95 MONTE Carlo, 6cyl.,AT, completely,
customized body kit & paint job. PW/ PB,
138K mi. $2,500. 241-5511.
MUSTANG STEEDA CONVERTIBLE,
2001, yellow, 96,000 -miles, $9600.
(904)635-9759
2000 CHEVROLET Cavalier 2dr Coupe.
Very low miles, AT, A/C, AM/FM/CD, exc.
cond. $5875 cash. Call John 724-0444.
1962 FORD FALCON wagon; runs good,
some surface rust. Must see. $3500,
707-5663.
2001 VOLVO S80, 2.9 liter, 4 door sedan.
49,000 miles..Fully loaded, excellent con-
dition. $11,000. (904)246-7919.
2002 CHEVY Monte Carlo SS, black
w/tan leather interior. Fully loaded, includ-
ing On-Star. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.


MODERN GLASS & metal dining room
set, w/4 black chairs (new from Portside
2007; never used), $500, 412-1420


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BALDWIN SPINET piano w/bench, great
condition, red mahogany finish, delivered
and tuned, $1350, 757-3455 or 241-8057.


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