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Publication Date: September 20, 2007
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EvREEry Thursday
Every Thursday

No 01 September-20 S-eptme 26, S

Mayor Yakes Says Retirement is on the Horizon

^ "Inside
this week...

Waterfront redevelop-
ment is one step closer.
See page 5

Budget Passes
First Reading
Two ordinances passes
with little comment.
See page 13

Public Comment
Excerpts from
September 18 Council.
See page 21

Requiem for WiFi
St. Petersburg Citywide
Wifi is a no-go.
See page 25

Bright House
Residents can see
council meetings on
digital cable.
See page 26

Resolution Fails
New Attorney may not
be hired.
See page 35


By Cathy Salustri
At Tuesday's Gulfport City
Council meeting, Mayor
Mike Yakes told those in
attendance he planned to
retire before his three-year
term ended. By the time
he got home, Yakes said
his wife had fielded several
calls from friends in the community.
Mayor Mike told The Gabber that he did plan
to retire, although not any time relatively
soon. He said that several things factored into

New Fees for
GEMS Program
By Greg Stemm
Despite objections from
the chairperson and
members of the city's senior
advisory council, Gulfport
moved to implement a
new fee structure for the
popular Gulfport Extended
Mini-Bus Service (GEMS)
program. The new fee
structure is estimated to
reduce the city's subsidy
to the program by about
$25,000. To realize the
savings, council needed to
pass the new fee structure
prior to the second public
hearing on the budget set
for Tuesday, September
25. The 2007/2008 budget
begins October 1.
The present GEMS
system offers two methods
of payment. One is a one
year subscription which
requires a $120 annual
fee allowing for unlimited
ridership or a "pay as you
go" option where registered
participants pay $3.00 per
trip. The city estimates
that each trip costs the city
See GEMS, page 10

his decision.
"It has a lot to do with pride and satisfaction.
I had an opportunity after the election with my
family, I spent time with my family and found
out how much they knew me and how much I
needed to know me," Yakes explained. "I plan
to be very fair with the voters. Obviously I'm
dedicated; I wouldn't just walk off, but I felt
it was important and honest for me to say
that. I want it to be very well understood that
my decision to retire that I've been thinking
about. I find that our City is in a direction
that is satisfying with me."
See Mayor Yakes, page 29

Governor Christ Visits Gulfport

Governor Charlie Christ talks to Gulfport's council members after a visit to
Stetson's campus to meet with law students at the new Elder Law Center

Sidewalk Cafe Dining Ordinance
Clears First Reading
It may not be Paris quite yet, but Gulfport council members
were comparing the city to the French capital when they voted
yes on first reading to an ordinance which will allow for outdoor
sidewalk cafe dining within approved public right-of-ways
within the city. The ordinance had been recommended by the
city's Planning & Zoning Board in their capacity as the Local
Planning Agency.
If passed on second reading, scheduled for the next regular
See Sidewalk Cafe, page 08

Boating Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 continues its 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating classes every
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(one mile south of Don CeSar). Start
at your convenience.
First class, come at 7 p.m. to register.
Begin any Tuesday and finish 13
weeks later or take up to two years
to finish. September classes include
"The Rest of the Story" on Sept. 25th.
Cost is $36 for 13 weeks and includes
340 page manual. Call Jim at 360-
4846, Warren at 321-7801 or Phil at

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South Pasadena Band
in Concert Tonight
The South Pasadena Community
Band announces its first concert of
the 2007-08 season. Entitled "Home-
town Band in the Park", the concert
features marches, Broadway show
tunes and a novelty tune featuring
the clarinet section. The concert will
be held tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director,
stated that the band continues to
grow and attract new musicians.
"The 2007-2008 season will be the
best season yet for the band. We have
seven public concerts scheduled for
the season and not only is the band
growing, but our audiences grew at
each concert last year."

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and concert facilities are handicap
accessible. Concerts are held at the
Pasadena Community Church, LEC
building, 227 70th Street S. in St.
Call Ronald Stoll at 345-4502 for
more information.

Awards to Honor Liver
Disease Support Group
Chance Center, The Tampa Bay
Hepatitis & Liver Disease Support
Group will host their "Award of Ex-
cellence" for service to the commu-
nity on Saturday, September 22.
The dinner and silent auction will
be held at Pasadena Yacht & Country
Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Boulevard
in Gulfport. Country Western attire.
Schedule includes Social Hour at
6 p.m. (cash bar available), dinner
at 7 p.m., and award presentation at
8 p.m.-followed by music and danc-
Phil Reichert, Program Admin-
istrator of the Hepatitis Pre-
vention Program Florida De-
partment of Health, will be the
Keynote Speaker. Honorees are
Nicole Colton, R.N. as Medical Staff
Volunteer; Linda Young as Survivor
Award; Gordon Licata as Chance
Center Volunteer of the Year, and
Nora Pearson as Community Spon-
sor. Limited seating. Please, call
384-1030 to RSVP.

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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
September 21 is POW/MIA
Remembrance Day. Do not let them
be forgotten.
On Monday, September 24 from 5
to 7 p.m. you can come to the Post
and send a video e-mail to any family
or friend in the military, stationed
anywhere in the world, at no cost.
The recipient must have an e-mail
The $1,000 drawing is Tuesday,
September 25 at 8 p.m. Better get
your tickets now.
The Auxiliary's Penny Auction will
be held on Tuesday, October 9. Do
your fall cleaning and bring items
you no longer want in for the auction.
Donations are being accepted at the
Post. Please have items in clean and
working order. No shoes or clothing
will be accepted.
The American Legion Department
of Florida has approved a $2 increase
in Legion dues as of October 1, so
pay your dues before then to avoid
this increase.
Friday, September 21, dinner will
be baked or battered grouper, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $8. The
second entree will be roast pork,
mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable,
roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, September 22, the
S.A.L.'s will be serving all-you-can-
eat spaghetti and meat balls, salad
and garlic bread for $6. Dinners are

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September 1, 2007 are eligible)
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The Real McCoys Band is here
Friday and Saturday nights from
7 to 11 p.m. Come in for dinner
and stick around for dancing and
listening to the music offered by the
best band in town.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet
is back every Sunday from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. for only $5.50. You can
also have eggs cooked the way you
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Auxiliary dues notices will not be
mailed out until October, but you


Pursuing Justice for You

can pay your 2008 dues any time at
the Post. Let's try to be the first Post
to get 100% membership. If you pay
your dues early and get an Early
Bird stamp, you will receive a free
dinner in November.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. Join us for
an evening of fun and games. We are
located at 6440 5th Avenue S. in St.
Petersburg. The phone number is

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Get Rid of Household
Hazardous Waste
Pinellas County Utilities will
host a Mobile Collection Event on
Saturday, September 22 at the
Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Boulevard S. from 9 a.m. to 2
Drive up and drop off your hazardous
electronics and chemicals. Pinellas
County Utilities offers this service
free to county residents. Business
should arrange for drop off and
payment by calling 813-623-5302
for chemicals or 813-621-2319 for
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They also include items such
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fertilizers, automotive fluids and
much more.
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Theater on the Bay
"It's like a drive-in without the cars,"
stated City Manager Tom Brobeil
while attending the last Theater
on the Bay. City of Gulfport's next
"Theater on the Bay" is September
21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation,
Field (the corner of Shore Boulevarid
S. and 58th Street S.).
The movie for September is "Free
Willy", rated PG. It is about a
rebellious street kid and a captive
killer whale who develop a friendship
that culminates with the eventual
release of the orca back into the
Cast: Jason James Richter, Jayne
Atkinson, Michael Madsen, August
Schellenberg, Lori Petty Director(s)
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Bring your c airs and blankets,
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purchase. Snacks include popcorn,
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Join the Gulfport
SPCA Pet Walk Team
By Anna Linville
Our local SPCA is one of the best
shelters in America, helping find
homes for 16,000 animals a year.
One of the major fundraisers is the
Pet Walk, a great morning of fun
where over 2,000 pets and their
human families come out to North
Shore Park to celebrate the love of
their pets and raise money.
Event will be held October
20 from 8:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. and features vendors
and canine activities, contests
and entertainment, prizes and
refreshments and adoptable SPCA
To join the Gulfport team, send
your name, address, phone and
email address to Anna Linville at
Bearanna@msn.com or call her at
415-3804. Register by Sept. 20th
and get a free team t-shirt.
. .

Waterfront Projects One Step Closer
The city of (ulfport has selected contractors to handle scheduled improvements
i along Beach Boulevard in the downtown waterfront redevelopment district. A
Randy Electric was selected to install metered electrical services with pedestals
at a cost of $42,000 and Stone Age Pavers, Inc. has been selected for the
installation of approximately 40 paver block sites at a cost of $70,000.
Council had previously approved the expendi-tures on June 5. The funds come
from the special taxing district in thecity's designated Waterfront Redevelopment
District (WRD) and do not impact the general fund. Funds generated within the
special taxing district must be used for improvements within that district and
may not be used for other city purposes.
According to Mike McKee, a representative from the Downtown Waterfront
Merchants Association, the installation of new electrical outlets all the way
along Beach Boulevard will expand the ability of vendors to participate in
special events like Gecko Fest and Springfest. The addition on concrete pavers
is designed to better utilize the right of ways for vendors as well, he noted.
There is one more element of the approved upgrades along Beach Boulevard
which will be the installation of decorative tree lighting at a cost of approximately
$28,000. The award for that contract will be at a future council meeting.

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Comedy for a Cause
Mark your calendar to attend Help
A Child's 8th annual "Comedy for the
Cause!" gourmet food and laughter
gala to be held tonight from 6-10
p.m. at the Hilton St. Petersburg
Bayfront, 333 First Street S. in St.
Event features stand up comedian,
Lou Angelwolf, who has performed
comedy worldwide. The "Cause" is to
prevent child abuse and continuously
provide specialized programs that
strengthen and help families.
Special guests include Doug
Williams of the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers and Honorary Co-Chair,
Jennifer Holloway from Bay News
9. Music provided by Walker Smith
Group. To order tickets or for more
information, please call Kathy Mize
at 544-3900, ext. 179.

Dog Swim Day
The end of swim season for humans
marks a day of fun just for our canine
friends. Bring your dog for a day of
leash-free swim and play in the pool

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on Saturday, September 22 at Fossil
Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King
Jr. Street N. Choose from two swim
sessions: from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to
3 p.m. Register at either start time
with proof of dog(s) current vaccina-
tion. Donations of dog or cat food,
litter, leashes, treats, toys, collars,
old clean towels and sheets will be
accepted on behalf of the S.P.C.A.
Admission is $5 per dog (humans
free). Sponsored by the city of St.
Petersburg Recreation Department.
For further information call
893-7732. No humans permitted in
pool. Fossil Park Pool will be closed
for the season and maintenance fol-
lowing Dog Swim Day.

Teen BBQ Cook-Off and
Community Yard Sale
Join the St. Petersburg's Recreation
Center Teen Councils on Saturday,
September 22 for the 5th Annual
Teen BBQ Cook-off accompanied by
community yard sale, 1320 Fifth
Street N. The yard sale begins at
8 a.m. with the BBQ Cook-off

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and inflatable games. Food tickets
sold separately. Proceeds benefit
TASCO Teen Councils. For more in-
formation, call 893-7813.

News From VFW
Post #39
By Stacy McBeth
Hello and a terrific week to everyone
from the folks at Post #39. The Post
is open Tuesday through Sunday at 1
p.m. with the exception of Saturday
when we open at 8 a.m. and serve
breakfast until 11 a.m. Tuesday
through Frida4 we observe happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Friday from 7-11
p.m. DJ Wild Bill we be in the canteen
along with karaoke. Friday is also
MIA/POW recognition day so keep
these persons in your thoughts. Wild
Bill will be back Saturday from 7 until
11 p.m. So come on down and sing for
us. Sunday it's food, fun and football.
How about those Bucs!
We would like to thank MaryAdn
and Shirley Minick from Post 125
for their donations to the Hand Me
Around Program. We appreciate
their generosity. Please keep your
friends, family and neighbors in your
thoughts this week. Many are dealing
with major health issues.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop in
for a while. There are many things to
do. I understand they are saving you
a seat.

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A full Lunch menu. Homemade soups
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Invitations for all occasions; Wedding, Showers,
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9th Annual Bowser Ball
Tickets are on sale now for the
Pinellas Animal Foundation's 9th.
Annual Bowser Ball, Auction &
CATsino Night, to be held at the St.
Petersburg Yacht Club on Saturday,
September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m.
The Bowser Ball is the foundation's
annual black-tie fundraiser to
support their educational and service
programs that enrich the lives of pets
and people in Pinellas County.
Leigh Moody from Bay News 9
will lead the evening as Master of
Ceremonies, featuring the Canine
Couture Fashion Show, dinner,
dancing, Vegas style games, silent
auction and prizes.
Prices are $100 per ticket ($125 at
the door), $950 table of 10 and $1150
table of 12.
For more information or to
purchase tickets, call the Pinellas
Animal Foundation at 381-2287,
visit www.pinellasanimalfoundation.
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Register for
Fall Festival
Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is seek-
ing artists, crafters and antique deal-
ers to register for their 5th Annual
Fall Festival. The festival will be held
on Saturday, October 27 from 8-2 p.m.
(rain or shine). Registration is due by
October 17. Limited spaces available
so reserve early. Call Donna at 797-
7606 for information.

Mad Hatter Tea Party


Photo by Morgan Landis
Kathy Eccles and Howard Keller enjoy some tea and crumpets at the Sunshine Center's
Mad Hatter event filled with Alice in Wonderland creatures. The proceeds went to the many
programs the center sponsors for those in need.

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Are you 13-19 years of age?
Are you interested in becoming a part of
changing the way people view teens?
The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement
includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda-
tions; budgetary considerations for City's parks and' recreation programs; and
provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for
city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable
community experiences by attending state and national conferences, partici-
pating in community services projects and by representing the best of the City's
youth. Get involved today! There is one vacant advisory board position avail-
able and two vacant alternate advisory board positions available. Applications
may be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
or City Hall, 2401 53 Street S. Positions open until filled. A recommendation/
reference letter is required from either a principal, school counselor, teacher or
an adult not related to applicant attached with the application.

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as we were to enter apartment, 340. two residents approached and asked if we
had a problem with our apartment. When we answered that we had not, these
residents informed us the manager was just in our apartment. If you were liv-
ing there and remember this incident, please call Ray at 578-1955 or 644-1267.
My wife was in a wheelchair if that helps anyone to better remember.

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Sidewalk Cafe,
from front page
city council meeting on October 2,
applicants for a sidewalk cafe permit
will be required to produce a site
plan that shows the location of the
proposed cafe along with a seating
plan showing tables, chairs and any
other equipment associated with the
use. Establishments with Sidewalk
cafes will be required to provide a
minimum unobstructed pedestrian
path of 4 feet and liability insurance
in the amount of $500,000. Hours
of operation would be the same as
the adjacent restaurant, although
if a cafe is located adjacent to a
residential area it may not be open
later than 11:00 p.m.
The new ordinance does allow
for the sale and consumption of
alcoholic beverages in association
with the consumption of a meal.
According to Fred Metcalf,
community development director,
only restaurants will be permitted,
not bars and the perimeter will
need to be delineate and posted with
signage that no alcoholic beverages
will be allowed outside the permitted
Council member Michele King
pointed out that the new ordinance
is separate from the recently passed
ordinance which allows for permitting
of designated areas where dogs are
allowed in outside seating areas. If
the ordinance passes second reading,
such areas may coexist with newly
designated sidewalk cafes, but will
require two separate permits.

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Household / Business Electronics & Chemical

Gulfport Recreation Center
5730 Shore Blvd. (off 58th St. S.)


Sept. 22, 2007

9 a.m. 2 p.m.

[What to bring:]
Chemicals: automotive fluids,
cleaners, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs
and other mercury containing devices,
fungicides, herbicides, household
batteries, paint (latex or oil), paint
remover, paint thinner, pesticides,
pool chemicals, solvents, wood
Electronics: TVs, VCRs, cell phones,
computers, copiers, digital cameras,
fax machines, microwave ovens,
monitors, printers, printer cartridges,
stereo equipment, telephones, etc.

[What NOT to brina:l
Appliances, biological & infectious
waste, empty paint cans, explosives, fire
extinguishers, garbage, propane tanks,
radioactive waste, smoke detectors,
vehicle batteries.
For everybody's safety, no walk-ups,
please. For more information
on this and other mobile pInilds
collections or the ( 4nrt
permanent HEC3 location,
contact Pinellas County Utilities
at (727) 464-7500 or visit


How to Package & Transport Chemicals
(1) Do NOT mix chemicals together
(2) Keep products in original labeled
containers if possible.
(3) Piace containers into cardboard boxes; use
crumpled newspaper in boxes to prevent
(4) Place leaky containers in CLEAR plastic
bags and transport in boxes with
(5) Put boxes in the trunk or in back of vehicle
away from passengers.
The Household Mobile Collection
is FREE for residents.

6blfir September 20 September 26, 2007

GEMS, from front page
about $12 per person and the city
provides about 13,500 rides per year.
The new fee structure would require
all participants to pay a yearly $50
subscription fee and $1 each way of
each scheduled trip. It is estimated
by city staff that revenues for sub-
scription fees would increase by
$7,404 and by $11,427 for ride fees.
Operating costs will be trimmed by a
planned 5% reduction in driver hours,
realizing a savings of $3,850.
GEMS is a city-sponsored and fund-
ed entity which provides transporta-
tion services for Gulfport residents
55 or older as well as Gulfport handi-
capped residents of any age who are
not able to use or do not have access
to conventional modes of transporta-
tion. It has been in operation since
According to Jim O'Reilly, depart-
ment of leisure services director, the
primary goal of GEMS is to provide
older or disabled residents freedom of

mobility to perform basic life sup-
porting functions such as shopping,
medical trips and social services,
while maintaining their indepen-
GEMS currently operate Monday
through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. GEMS vehicles are two-way ra-
dio equipped and are specifically built
for easy accessibility by frail and/or
disabled clients. Vehicles currently
in operation include one full size four
door sedan, one twelve person pas-
senger mini-bus with a wheelchair
lift, and one ten person passenger
van with a wheelchair lift that serves
as a back-up vehicle.
"The first we heard about this pro-
posed change was at our September
10 meeting," said Jane Ogilvie, chair-
person of the senior advisory council.
"Our committee, which is charged
with making recommendations to
you regarding one third of our city's
population has had no chance to re-
view these changes or to properly

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access the impact they might have on
residents. We would ask that council
postpone this decision so that we
might have a reasonable amount of
time to consider the adjustments,"
she said.
"I concur with Jane. I wrote in the
Communities for a Lifetime report,
the blueprint of which you passed on
January 2, that the GEMS program
earns its name every day," said
Jennifer Salmon, Ph.D., a member of
the senior advisory council and one of
the chief authors of the Communities
for a Lifetime report which was based
upon a number of focus groups and
interviews with local citizens held
over the past 2 years. "Transportation
issues were identified as the number
one concern of our senior population.
Changes in the GEMS funding should
be undertaken in the context of an
entire transportation program," she
O'Reilly told council that the new
fee structure was put together in a
meeting between himself and Sue
Frank, administrator of the city's se-
nior center. Council had directed
staff in recent budget workshops to
put together a proposal that would
reduce the city's subsidies to the
GEMS program by $25,000.
"We came up with the $50 annual
subscription because we noted that
there were community organizations
out there willing to help subsidize
the $120 a year program through
scholarships and sponsorships," said
O'Reilly. "While it makes an annual
subscription mandatory now, the fe-
duction in the annual fee may help
that money go further in helping
more people.
We didn't deliberately leave out the
senior advisory council, but we were
under a deadline from council to get
you this proposal for budget consider-
ation," he noted.
Both Ogilvie and Salmon told coun-
cil that a comprehensive recommen-
dation on transportation alternatives
and options for GEMS funding other
programs would be forthcoming by
November of this year.
Council member Michele King not-
ed that the fee structure could be ad-
justed by resolution at any time dur-
ing the budget year and that future
adjustments may be made by council
after that transportation plan is re-

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

Skaters: Get Your
New Stickers
All skaters must purchase a new
City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to
use at the City of Gulfport's Tomlinson
Skate Park. Stickers must be visibly
placed on helmet. Annual fee is $5 for
residents and $10 for non-residents.
Proof of residency is required.
All children under 17 must have a
written consent form signed by a par-
ent or legal guardian and filed at the
Gulfport Recreation Center. Consent
forms must be filled out in the pres-
ence of a Gulfport Recreation Center
staff member.
' Stickers and consent forms are avail-
able at the Recreation Center, 5730
Shore'Boulevard S. between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday-Friday
or on the City of Gulfport's website,
http://www.ci.gulfport.fl.us/. The web
form must be notarized and mailed to
the Gulfport Recreation Center along
with a self-addressed stamped enve-
lope and check.
Please make check payable to: The
City of Gulfport. Stickers are valid
from October 1, 2007 September 30,

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Gulfport Budget Passes First Reading with
By Greg Stemm fees. I'd like to point out that the sin-
gle biggest increase was in marina
In just 11 minutes on Wednesday, fees. The income our marina gives us
September- 12 Gulfport city council provides a buffer that many other
passed two ordinances on first read- communities don't enjoy," he said.
ing. The first a formality fixing the "Finally, I am very concerned about
city's millage rate at 3.3847, a 9% re- the discussion about hiring a city at-
duction mandated by the state; and torney which could cost taxpayers
another adopting the final budget for anywhere from $90-120,000," con-
2007-2008. Gulfport's total budget is clouded Davis in his brief remarks to
$23.4 million dollars with $10.8 mil- council.
lion of that in the general fund. The quick passage of the two ordi-
The meeting was the first of two nances comes after a month of budget
planned public hearings, but only four workshops which included five ses-
members of the public showed up sions including power point presenta-
Wednesday and only one of them tions by City Manager Tom Brobeil, a
spoke. A second public hearing and special presentation on farming out -
reading is necessary for final passage building permitting and inspections
and both are scheduled for 7 p.m. on and considerable discussion by coun-
Tuesday, September 25. cil members. The last two regular
Mayor Michael Yakes had said at the workshops, held on August 14 and
beginning of the proceedings that he August 23 had city council members
would extend the public comment going through the budget line item by
time allowed for each speaker from line item.
the usual three minutes to five min- Because of State House Bill 1-B,
utes, but that became unnecessary council needed to roll back the prop-
with only one person speaking. erty tax collected to the amount for
"I thank you for the time extension, the 2006/07 and then reduced it by
but it doesn't look like we are going to another 9%. This left an $810,000
need it. I think it's a sad commentary shortfall in the proposed budget for
that so few of us are here today," said next year.
Al Davis, resident. "I think you all Much of the discussion at the coun-
have had a very tough job. I am dis- cil workshops was on the use of
appointed that it doesn't appear that "PILOT" (payment on lieu of taxes)
you've made any real significant cuts, from various city enterprise funds to
that most of the shortfall in the bud- offset cuts in the general fund. Specific
get has been made up by increases in plans discussed have included a 7.5%

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PILOT from two of the city's enter-
prise funds (Sanitation, and Utilities)
and a proposed 10% PILOT from the
Moving monies from enterprise funds
to the general fund can have impacts
ranging from rate increases to having
more or less money available in con-
tingency in case of emergencies such
as hurricanes or other disasters.
Council has already approved an ini-
tial set of rate increases ranging from
19-25% for marina boat rentals and
by as much as 47% for non-resident
usage of the Casino.
Other discussions included a pro-
posal to contract out building permit-
ting and inspections to the county or
to another outside entity. The current
understanding is that a proposal of
this kind would eliminate up to three
city employee positions and might in-
clude significant service changes from
what residents and local contractors
have .enjoyed from the city. Council
heard presentations by Pinellas
County, the City of St. Petersburg and
a private contractor for taking over
these services at a special council
workshop on August 30. No specific
decisions or actions have been taken
to date.
Brobeil is also recommending using
$100,000 from the over funded
General Employee Pension Fund to-
ward the budget deficit. Brobeil told
council that the fund currently is over
funded by about a half million dol-
Most proposed staff reductions in the
current budget come from not filling
currently vacant positions and/or not
filling additional positions as they are
vacated by attrition or retirement.
Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)
have been eliminated.
In the line item review of the budget
it became apparent that insurance
costs are making up the bulk of an
increases in city expenditures thil
year. Dan Carpenter, city adminis,
trative services director, told counc4
that on average they could expeq
100% increases across the board in a
types of insurance other than health
care coverage for employees. The cil
has negotiated with its provider Aetri
Insurance to renew coverage for :
increase in premiums for employed
and their dependents this year
the same benefits enjoyed last year

Gabber September 20 September 26, 201

Society Dinner Dance
The Italian-American Society of St.
Petersburg will hold a fund raising
dinner dance on Saturday, October
20 at the Knights of Columbus 5737
Hall, 7177 58th Street. N. (just south
of Park Blvd.) in Pinellas Park. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at
7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.
Write checks to Italian-American
Society of St. Petersburg and send to
5900 51st St. So., St. Petersburg, FL
33715. Deadline for reservations is
October 10. The menu (catered by
Carrabba's Italian Grill) includes
Italian Salad, Chicken Marsala,
Eggplant Parmesan, Penne Picchu
Pacchu, Italian Boule Bread with
herbs and oil or whipped butter,
Tiramisu, Soft Drinks, Water and
Coffee, BYOB.
Dancing and entertainment by the
popular "Just Us Duo" featuring Edi
Minelli, Vocalist/Entertainer and
Rich Shafter on Keyboard/Vocals.
Singles welcome, dance partners
For more information call

Join the Board of the
Industrial Arts Center
The Industrial Arts Center is a new
teaching facility that is coming to
Gulfport this fall. The center, located
in the Art Village Courtyard, will of-
fer classes in glassblowing, metal
sculpture and ceramics and more.
They are seeking some dedicated,
passionate individuals to join their
already active Board of Director.
Send a brief statement of why you
want to be involved to: Industrial
Arts Center, POB 5163, Gulfport, FL

Home Tour
Seeks Volunteers
The 2007 Pink Flamingo Tour of
Homes will be held on Saturday,
November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed as house greet-
ers. Complimentary ticket for all vol-
unteers to see the homes. Please call
the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
at 344-3711 for more information or
to sign-up.

Bowling Tournament Winners Strike a Pose

Pictured (L-R): Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes, Jimmy Bastow, John Burling, Brigitte Stanton,
Janson Stanton and Ken Stanton. Submitted by Gulfport Optimist Club.
Everyone had a great time on Saturday at the Gulfport Optimist Club's
Bowling Tournament at Ten Pins Bowling Lanes. The friendly competition on
the lanes and at the auction table was wonderful to witness. We really ap-
preciate evey bowler who came out to support our worthy causes. Thank you!
We also want to thank every business who donated items to the door prizes
and auction. Without your support we would not have had such a successful
event. Please make sure to stop in and shop with these generous people the
Gulfport Gabber, Thai-Rific, Rosen/Mart, The Bike Room, Grand Central,
Bark & Browse, Evil Don, Pet Planet, Park Shore Grill, Premier Tennis, Save-
On-Seafood, Paciugo, Jene's Topical, KC's Korner Restaurant, Extraordinary
Beingness, Shirts of Bamboo, Silk Road Needle Arts, Art/Outlet, Kohl &
Childs...for hair, European Hair Design and Tyrone Discount Pool Supplies.
We are currently looking for new members. We welcome you to come to a
meeting. We meet on the first and third Monday of every month at the Gulfport
Senior Center at 7 p.m. Come see what upcoming events we will be participat-
ing in. See you there!

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Gabber September 20- September 26, 2007

Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section

Friday, Sep. 31st, 7pm
The Day of Atonement. Come and observe T
this most holy day of the year with us at
Beth-El Shalom and see why we do not
need to fear death or the judgement
S Come and observe this
special time with us. All are
welcome, there is no charge.
Beth-El Shalom
Messianic Congregation
17th St. & 29th Ave. N. ,
SASL Interpreting Available for the deaf
ww wjewishheritage.net


,-,r all
3r welcome!

Unitarlan Universallst
Church of St. Petersburg
719 Arlington Ave. N.
(727) 898-3294
www.uustpete org
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Widowed Social Club
The Widowed Social Club has a
covered dish luncheon and meeting
on the last Wednesday of the month
at the Palm Lake Christian Church,
5401 22nd Ave..N., St. Petersburg, at
12:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call Joe at 397-
0920 or Fran at 896-9207.

BahM'i Devotions
You are invited to weekly Devotions
Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at either
Baha'i Center, 676 2nd Ave. S., in St.
Petersburg or 2898 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
in Clearwater. You may call 322-8541
with questions. All are welcome; no
contributions are accepted. Visit us
on the web at www.stpetebahai.org.

A ward Wining Journalist
and Author
to Speak at
Church ,,
Mr. Jeff KI nKenberg, an award
winning staffer for The SI. Pete Times i' /
and author of several acclaimed essays i
on Florida, will speak at Pass-A-Grille
Beach Community Church on Monday,
October 1st at 12-30 pm His topic will
focus on Florida culture, environmental \
issues, history, and interesting places to visil.
Jeff has an eye for unusual details, and an
ear for those small, wise. bittersweet tales
that tell the real story of Florida.
The talk is FREE to the public.

The Church is located south of the
Don CeSar Hotel, on St. Pete Beach,
at 107 16th Ave. lust off Gulf Boulevard.
Call: Annette Hostetler al 360-6425,
or the Church al. 360-5508
for details or directions.

Open Arms Ministry
Open Arms Ministry serves dinner
each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000
55th St. So. behind Boca Ciega High
School. We are a Mission Church here
to help all people regardless of race,
religion or financial level.
Everyone is in need at one time or
another, or can help someone else.
We have a food pantry and clothes
At this time we are in need of chil-
dren's clothing. Donations are greatly
appreciated as they enable us to con-
tinue our ministry to the community.
All donations are used expressly for
what they are designated. Anyone
wishing to give donations or volun-
teer to help is asked to call 687-1233.
Events are as follows: Sunday, 9-9:30
a.m. Food and Clothing Handout; 9:30-
10:30 Sunday School and 10:40-11:50
Morning Worship. Wednesday we of-
fer Food and Clothing Handout from
1-5 p.m., Dinner is served from 5:30-6
p.m., Cleanup is from 6-6:30 p.m., fol-
lowed by a Prayer Meeting and Bible
Study from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids Cara-
van also meets on Wednesday from
6-7 p.m.


Welcomes You
Worship & Junior Sunday School.......10:30 a.m.
Tenific Tuesday............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007


Support Groups
for Anxiety
Recovery Inc. (www.recovery-inc.
org) is a support self-help group for
anxiety and depression with steps to
feel better and raise self-esteem.
Meetings are at these locations:
Hope Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd
Ave. No., St. Petersburg, Thurs-
days, 1 p.m. and Unitarian Church,
719 Arlington Ave. at Mirror Lake
Drive, St. Petersburg, Wednesdays,
6:30 p.m. Meetings last from 1-1/2
to 2 hours. Call 525-1749 for more
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Glory BTT Father God|
Kingdom of God Church
Sunday School 10:00am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:30am
Monday Evening Prayer 7:00pm
Monday Word of Knowledge 8:00pm
Thursday Prayer 7:00pm
5:30am Prayer Everyday

Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33708

Trdjioa Sevc 8:0A

'mpact ministrirse
1710 52nd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 323-2234
Pastor Elder Bobby J. Patterson /
Service Time
Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Morning Worship: 11:00 AM
Wednesday Night Worship/Bible Study: 7:30 PM
Friday Night Worship/Faith Food Study: 7:30 PM

"Consefrative Synagogue"
nTV Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Open Door Services
Sep 12-14 & Sep 21,22
1844 54th St. S. Gulfport. FL

St. Philip's Anglican Church
Traditionalm Episcopal and Catholic
1928 BCP Mass 10 am Sunday's
Church As It Used To Be!
Come Join Our Family
Nursery Provided.
4545 10th Ave. North

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Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15
Traditional Serv. 10:30
Fellowship for all 11:30
Wednesday Evenings
Dinner 6:00pm (Reserv.)
.fFaith Plugged In...for all
www.gulfportumc.org Contemporary 7:00pm


Living Life with Joyful Radiance:
Living with the Joy oflntegrity
8:55 am Traditional (Chapel)
8:55 am Contemporary (Sanctuary)
9:50 am Classes for All Ages
9:50 am Singles & Friends in Faith (Chapel)
11:00 am Traditional (Sanctuary)
Sign Language Interpretation at Sanctuary Services
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org

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October 1st. St. Petersburg Sailing Center at Demens Landing.

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Gulfport Names
Business of the Month
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
has named R. Lee Williams and Son
Funeral Home and Crematory as
their September business of the
month. This family owned business
has been an integral part of Gulfport
since its inception in 1958.
What stands out about R. Lee
Williams and Son is that it is not just
any funeral home as Robin Williams
stated. "Many people prefer to turn
to their neighbors for services and
products...the barbershop, dentist or
meat market. And you depend on
them to take care of you. It's no dif-
ferent with us. We are your locally
owned and operated funeral home.'
We aren't part of a national conglom-
erate that is headquartered in an-
other state or even another country.
We are right down the street. So,
when you experience a loss, you can
feel comfortable coming to us...your
neighbors. We are proud to be part of
your neighborhood."
R. Lee Williams and Son has been a
member of and very active with the
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce for
many years and for their commit-
ment to the community have been
named. Gulfport Chamber Business
of the Month for September 2007.

Leukemia Cup
Regatta to Set Sail
The Leukemia Cup Regatta, orga-
nized by the Suncoast Chapter of The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will
be held on Saturday, October 13 at
The St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
Registration will start at 5 p.m. on
Friday, October 12.
The Regatta is an annual series of
exciting boat race competitions which
raises funds to find cures for blood
cancers leukemia, Hodgkin and
non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myelo-
ma and to improve the lives of pa-
tients and their families. Sailors will
raise finds in honor of Liem Houtz,
the event's Honored Skipper. Liem is
a local four year old who is battling
Participants are also eligible to win
prizes from Regatta sponsors. For
more information or to register, call
813-963-6461 or register online at

SPCA Pet of the Week
Ranger is a loveable year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua
mix who's got a lot of energy and loves to play! He's
suffered burns over most of his back, but is healing
quickly and doesn't let his ,injury stop him and he's
ready to go home with you! Ranger would prefer to go
to a home without cats and with children older than
age 10. To visit Ranger, stop by the SPCA Tampa Bay,
9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo, or call 586-3591 to-
i day. Be sure to check out the SPCA's online kennel at
www.SPCATampaBay.org and don't forget about the Pet
Walk October 20th!

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Call to Artists
The City of Gulfport in conjunction
with the City's Public Arts Advisory
Committee is seeking proposals from
artists for art for the Neighborhood
Center located at 1617 49th Street
S. in Gulfport. Suggestions of art
may be for interior or exterior of the
Artists are encouraged to visit the
building to review the location and
medium conducive to supporting du-
rable and creative outdoor public
art. If exterior the ,media and/or art-
work must be able to withstand out-
side environmental elements includ-
ing but not limited to rain, wind and
the heat of the summer sun.
Artwork should require minimal

maintenance and be created to enjoy
longevity. Further, the media should
be able to be part of the facility. Each
artist shall provide seven sets of
their submittal. The submittal shall
consist of a one page typewritten de-
scription of the proposed artwork, a
drawing or photo or series of draw-
ings or photos (must by 8-1/2 x 11 in
size) and a budget for the project to
include the cost of preparing the site
and installing the work.
The written description must spec-
ify the proposed size and media. The
artist must describe how the work
will be created, affixed and specify
the size and location for which the
work is being designed.
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Tuesday, October 2 at 4 p.m. Clearly
marked proposals may be mailed or
submitted to: Public Art,. City of
Gulfport, 2401 53 Street S., Gulfport,
FL 33707. Please call 893-1070 for
an appointment to see the project
site or with questions.

Haiti Fall Festival
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
738 Pinellas Pt. Drive S. in St.
Petersburg, is sponsoring a Haiti
Fall Festival to raise funds for the
school in Haiti which they have built
and are supporting. Jerk chicken
dinners, bake sale goods, crafts and
lots of bargains available.
The festival is Saturday, September
29 from 8-2 p.m. Table rentals are
available for those who wish to sell
something. Call Barbara at 864-
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My Car as a Bus

By Anne Rush

I've been busing it to work lately.
Which is totally fine and in some
ways, really great. The only true
drawback is that the ride is long be-
cause of all the well, stops.
So today I ask you "How much are
we creatures of habit?". Well, we are
such creatures of habit that when I
kept the car the other day, here's
what happened.
My first stop was to drop my hus-
band off at his work. I then made a
pit stop at my house, kissed my
youngest daughter good-bye before
she headed off for her bus stop to
school and then headed south to
Then I stopped at the local conve-
nience store for a pack of cigarettes.
(My last pack. I'm quitting tomor-
And then because it was on my
way, I looped through the parking
lot of city hall to put my water bill
payment in the little drop box

And then because all things city
are near each other, I drove through
the library to return my books and
prided myself on being such an up-
standing citizen as to avoid a fine.
This is a great day! Look at all the
things I can do with my own car!
And even though I've been up since
5:30 a.m. getting the eager-to-learn
teenagers out of bed so they could be
to school by 7 'a.m., I still hadn't
found time to eat breakfast. The
sprinkle covered pop tarts were just
not appealing to me at that hour. So
I decided to swing by the Mickey-
Dees drive through for an Egg
By this time I was dying for another
cup of coffee, but didn't order it there
because I remembered something in
the news a while back about theirs
being too hot.
Oh, look! Up there on the right is a
Dunkin' Donuts! I've heard they

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have good coffee. I ended up buying
a 10-cup box of the stuff, smiling to
myself over the adulation my co-
workers would give me when I
walked through the door with this
baby! Oh, yeah!
And then something really strange
happened. I instinctly veered off my
southern path and did a loop-de-loop
through Tyrone Square Mall, al-
though I'm not sure why. Wow. That
was weird. Maybe I'll pour a cup of
that coffee...
And then I noticed I was about to
run out of gas. My husband was the
last one to drive the car the night
before. I realize it's dark at night,
but I have to believe the neon gas
pump icon on the dashboard was
visible to him. Oh, well. Better get
some gas because if I run out and get
stranded, I might be late to work.
There's a Mobil station up ahead.
$2.72 a gallon. Are you kidding me?
I'm pretty sure that I saw a Rally
near Palms of Pasadena Hospital
just yesterday that had it for $2.69.
I'm going for it. Gotta love capital-
ism, folks.
By the time I finally got to work,
my kids were in the Winch line at
school, the box of coffee was cold and
my coworkers were giving me dirty
looks. So I put my .nose to the grind
and worked my tail off the rest of the
Around 4 p.m., I realized I forgot to
get the hamburg out of the freezer
and so didn't have anything for din-
ner that night. That's OK. I can al-
ways stop somewhere on the way

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APWU Luncheon
The Suncoast Area Local of APWU
will meet on Tuesday, September 25
at 11 a.m. at Buddy Freddy's Buffet
Restaurant, 1150 U.S. Hwy. 19 in
Holiday, FL. Open house (Dutch) lun-
cheon, $9 for others. Spencer
Blydenburgh, Jr. will chair nomina-
tions committee for election of new
board officers during business session
from noon to 1 p.m. Call 347-5387 or

Community Preschool
Needs Donations
Community Preschool located at
1665 25 Avenue N. in St;. Petersburg
is now accepting donations for their
annual yard sale in November.
Proceeds will go to Community
Preschool, one of St. Petersburg's old-
est non-profit preschools.
Donations are needed in good condi-
tion. Furniture, collectibles, books,
household goods and other items will
be accepted. Items can be delivered to
the school Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. The school now has a
container for newspaper collection.
Call 895-2512 for details.

The Golden Baron Bash
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of
the three schools that came together
to form St. Petersburg Catholic High
School (Bishop Barry, Notre Dame
Academy and St. Paul's) will be held
on Saturday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
on the school campus located at 6333
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Everyone is welcome to attend this
family friendly event, it is a friend-
raiser, not a fundraiser. Tickets are
$35 per person. For reservations or
sponsor information, call 344-4065 or
check out the website at www.spchs.
org. Deadline is September 30.

Light the Night Walk
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's
annual Light the Night Walk will be
held at the Carillon Office Park in St.
Petersburg on Friday evening,
September ,28. Festivities and regis-
tration beginat 5:30 p.m. followed by
the Walk at dusk. Over 1,000 partici-
pants are expected; raising money to
find cures for cancer and provide criti-
cal support to patients and families.
Call 813-963-6461 or visit www.
lightthenight.org for more info.

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

Excerpts heard at the September 18, 2007

Gulfport city council meeting

"I have been in public service for a long time now. I want to say that
will be retiring before the end of my three year term. 'It won't be tomor-
row, but it's going to happen."
- Gulfport mayor Michael Yakes in a surprise announcement at the end of the
council meeting.
"We had an unannounced surprise inspection by the state for our fire
department last week and we passed with no exceptions...an excellent
feat for a small city like ours."
- Gulfport city manager Tom Brobeil in his update report to council.
"I have four points for council. First I think Gordon (Yaudes, fire chief)
needs a raise. Second, I don't have to listen to the radio from my house;
there is plenty of music coming from our downtown area to entertain
me. Third, could we try and plan the mowing of Clymer Park so that it
looks nice on the weekend for visitors coming to our downtown instead
of mowing it early in the week and having it long again by the week-
end? And finally, could we waive the no parking restriction on Beach
Boulevard next to Clymer Park for the police so they can stake out po-
tential drug dealers in my neighborhood?"
- Mike Arras, resident during public session.
"It is our intent not to deny anyone service because of an inability to
pay." -Jim O'Reilly, director of leisure services for the city to council regarding
the changes in the GEMS fee structure.
"We were Doggie Dining Permit #1, and perhaps we will be Sidewalk
Cafe Permit #1 too. If you want Paris, we can bring it to you with our
cuisine and ambience."
-Catherine Pawelek, owner of Elements Global Cuisine on Beach Boulevard to .
council prior to their unanimous approval on first reading of a new ordinance
allowing sidewalk cafe permits in designated areas of the city.

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The Music Department of the
Cathedral of Saint Jude the Apostle
Catholic Cathedral will host the sec-
ond annual "Music Kick-Off Pizza
Weekend" on Saturday, September 22
from 5-9 p.m. in the Parish Center of
the Cathedral located at 5815 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Ticket
prices for this event are $7 for adults
and $6 for children under 12 which
includes all-you-can-eat pizza with
salad by the Saint Pizza and Saint
Gourmet Company of Tampa Bay.
Beer, wine, soda and desserts also
Entertainment will be provided by
the musicians of the Cathedral and
features a traditional "sing-a-long" of
favorite popular tunes as well as danc-
ing and karaoke. Door prizes, includ-
ing a grand prize, will be raffled off
throughout the evening. All proceeds
raised will go to the Cathedral Music
Department which is working towards
funding a new piano. For ticket sales
and other information, please call the
Parish Office at 347-9702.

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Common Questions of Law:
In the every day practice of law at
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tions of law are asked by clients of
the firm. A few of the most common
questions which lawyers in our firm
respond to concerning wills and pro-
bate are as follows:
What Are The Formal Requirements
For A Legal Will in Florida?
Whoever makes a will in' the State
of Florida must be at least eighteen
(18) years of age. Your will must be
in writing. You must be of sound
mind or be competent when you sign
your will. A will must be witnessed
in a special manner when you sign it.
This requires that certain legal for-
malities be observed at the time of
execution of the will. Finally, in order
to be effective, a will must be accept-
able to the Probate Court.
Can I Cross Out Or Write Additional
Words In My Will?
It is not a good idea to cross out
words or add words to a will after the
will has been signed and executed. If
you write on the will after you have
signed and executed it, you run- a
serious risk that some or all of the
will may be determined by a Probate
Court Judge to be invalid.
Why Do I Need A Will?
Everyone needs to have a will. Peo-
ple with minor children need wills so
that they can name a guardian for
their minor children in the event of
death. A will enables you to decide

who gets your property. Without a
will, the laws of the State of Florida
decide who gets your real estate and
personal property. A will also allows
you to name who will manage the dis-
tribution of your estate. This party is
known as the personal representa-
tive under Florida Law.
Is My Current Will Still Good?
That depends. As long as your cur-
rent will meets the formal require-
ments for a legal will in Florida, it is
"good" until you change or revoke it
in accordance with Florida law. You
can change your will as often as you
wish so long as you comply with the
legal requirements concerning capac-
ity, fraud, undue influence, duress
and meet the formal requirements
for a will in the State of Florida. Both
monetary and personal changes in
your life may require a change in
your will. For, example, divorce, mar-
riage, birth of children, and deaths
of relatives may be a reminder to
review the adequacy of your current
will. In addition, tax law changes and
a change in the amount or makeup of
your estate may make it advisable to
change your will to better serve your
legal heirs.
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Gulfport Fire Chief Gordon Yaudes
reports that Gulfport Fire received
a surprise inspection by the State of
Florida Department of Health Emer-
gency Medical Services Division on
September 12. Fire departments
must pass these inspections every
two years if they wish to keep their
Advanced Life Support Provider li-
cense issued by the State.
The State examiner inspects person-
nel records, service records (includ-
ing run. reports and controlled sub-
stance records), facilities (including
controlled substance storage and pro-
cedures), required basic life support
equipment, and required advanced
life support equipment. In addition,
the examiner physically tests equip-
ment such as the monitor/defibrilla-
tor, oxygen regulators, and suction
units. The State examiner found no
deficiencies and wrote:
"This was an excellent inspec-
tion. The personnel records were in
good order. The unit was clean, well
stocked, and very much in order.
Your staff was very helpful. I thank
you and your staff for your coopera-
tion in this inspection. It is also noted
the service that you and your staff
provides to the citizens of Gulfport
and Pinellas County. These citizens
should be proud of this service and
your staff."
Fire Chief Yaudes says, "this excel-
lent inspection could not.-have been
possible without the tireless work
of EMS Coordinator Lieutenant
Jim Marenkovic. Thank you, Lieu-
tanenant Marenkovic."

Send a Free Video
Message to a Soldier
American Legion Post 125, 6440
5th Avenue S., welcomes Joe and
Beverly Ferro on Monday, Septem-
ber 24 from 5-7 p.m. They will have
a computer and video camera set
up to allow anyone with a family
member or friend in the military,
regardless of where they are sta-
tioned, to send a video of themselves
speaking a message to their loved
one. There is no charge for this and
the only requirement is that the re-
cipient have an e-mail address. Call
347-6085 for more information.

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Requiem for Citywide WiFi
By Shelly Wilson
The road of innovation is littered with failed business deals. Now you can
count St. Petersburg's citywide WiFi among the debris.
Recently the City announced that Earthlink had pulled out of a deal that
would have brought indoor/outdoor wireless access to at least 90% of St. Pete.
The plan was similar to those which have already been implemented in cities
like Philadelphia and Anaheim, where Earthlink incurs the installation and
maintenance costs, but reaps the benefits of having an exclusive advantage
over other internet service providers (ISP).
Unfortunately, the spearhead of Earthlink's campaigns for municipal wire-
less business passed away in January of this year. CEO Garry Betty, who
sought new and more competitive ways to deliver the company's broadband
service, lost a battle with cancer, and in the months that followed, Earthlink
would take in $46 million in losses.
While no specific reason should be given for Earthlink's setbacks, according
to John Armbruster, assistant director of Internal Communication Services
(ICS) for the City of St. Petersburg, the company has been in the process of
reevaluating its projects and recently laid off half of its national workforce.
All of this culminates in bad news for the City.
Though City officials have not given up entirely on a comprehensive WiFi
service, it seems that many potential providers are dropping out. The St.
Petersburg-based company Citi Wifi, which has contracts with Treasure
Island and Dunedin and was Earthlink's leading competitor in St. Pete WiFi
bid, has also said that it will no longer pursue a free service in St. Pete.
Why are these companies backing out? Of course, it all comes down to
money the very reason that the City of St. Petersburg was excited about the
project in the first place: the winning ISP proposal included free installation,
set-up and maintenance with no obligation from the City or its residents.
While Earthlink would have gained a potential 250,000 customers, there was
no guarantee that their investment would provide any return. Even the City
declined to commit to purchasing the service once it was in place.
So now, companies like Earthlink, once so excited and eager to expand their
services into municipal markets, have pulled back the reins. As it turns out,
a "free" citywide WiFi service is pretty expensive the St. Pete deal alone
would have cost Earthlink $7 million. That's a pretty fat figure to throw out
in the face of $43 million losses.
It's not likely that the City of St. Pete will pay to install citywide wireless,
and ISPs seem less likely to do it for free. Until other opportunities or tech-
nologies present themselves, we are at a standstill the era of "free" citywide
wireless is over. And St. Pete was just a little too late.

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Bright House to Charge for

"Must Carry" Stations
By Cathy Salustri
In the coming months, Bright House could change how people watch a City
Council meeting, view city job listings, or get general government informa-
According to correspondence from Bright House, the cable provider may reas-
sign government access channels from an analog number to a digital number
(over channel 100).
That alone seems, as Gulfport City Manager Tom Brobeil says, "innocuous",
but,for people who don't subscribe to digital cable, the change could mean high-
er cable bills if they want to watch Gulfport, St. Petersburg, or Pinellas County
government channels. Digital subscriptions cost more: before taxes, Bright
House provides basic (analog) cable service to Gulfport for $39.95 per month
and digital cable for $54.85 monthly. Additionally, Brobeil says, subscribers
would have to pay for a digital box.
A $15 price tag for watching government access television- prior to cable de-
regulation, a service the government required cable companies provide as part
of basic service- comprises one of two potential problems for government access
television. In the past, cable companies had no choice but to offer government
access programming. Recent deregulation allows cable companies to remove
government channels from their lineup completely.
"This is particularly true where a station cablecasts little more than meetings
and repetition of meetings, without a substantial amount of local-origination
programming," Brobeil says, adding that while Gulfport has "local-origination"
programming (things produced by the Gulfport Technical Events Specialist),
he does not yet know whether Gulfport produces enough of its own programs to
meet as of yet unknown criteria for Bright House to retain Gulfport's govern-
ment access channel.
According to Tammy Peralta, the station manager for Hillsborough County's
government access channel, Bright House representatives told her they plan to
move stations such as WGN, BET, and HSN to the channels currently used by
government access channels. Brobeil calls this move "motivated by money".
"These analog channels are very valuable and command the highest prices for
advertising because they have the most subscribers and they are the most often
'surfed'," he commented in a report to Council.
Prior to federal government deregulation, government access stations satis-
fied part of what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) called "must-
carrys". The federal government would not allow cable companies to operate
unless they carried "must carry" stations, which typically included public and
government stations like PBS, Pinellas 18, and Gulfport government access
channels. Under new law, cable companies say they now have control over how
they deliver the government must carry stations, as well as how much they can
charge for the previously "free" stations.


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By Mary Marsh
For autumn The Treasure Island
Community Center is adorned
with 20 paintings by members of
The Art Guild of T.I. through the
end of October. Last week we in-
troduced the work of Sheila Crain,
Lowell MacCartney and Barbara
Hawk. Now we present the re-
maining two artists.
Newly elected Art Guild Presi-
dent, Peter Garino, came here
from Patterson, NJ after a mili-
tary career. Over the years he has
ably managed our portrait work-
shop and brings fresh ideas for
this new responsibility. Pete offers
two colorful acrylics: a portrait'
and a seascape. But his two oils
stand out because of their compo-
sition and color. "Patterson Falls"
shows dramatic value contrasts,
and "Florida Mailbox" beautifully
contrasts the hot sun on concrete
with the shaded mailbox and en-
Grace Porter majored in Fine
Arts at Northwestern U. and
has taught oil painting for years
at Suntan. Her control of color is
evident in the two Florida land-
scapes she has chosen: "Caladesi
Island" and "Island Paradise".
Her two florals, softly rendered
"Irises" and a dramatic Purple
Vase" show her versatility and
traditional training.
Come visit the Community Cen-
ter located on Park Street and
106th Avenue. Call the recreation
department at 547-4575 for addi-
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Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke with Cookie. Sing &
Tuesday, 1-3 p.m.
Vocalist Karaoke Bob
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Good 01' Boys Wayne & Bill. Mu-
sic, dancing & karaoke.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Blast from the past with Cookie as
she sings 50s-60s County & Rock-
Friday, 1-3 p.m.
Bill & Wayne with guest.
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
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Moratorium May Mean
No Mooring Field
Gulfport City Manager Tom Brobeil
has heard from various sources that
the Army Corps of Engineers is deny-
ing all marine construction permits
at the request of the United States
Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) be-.
cause they believe manatee protec-
tion measures are inadequate in the
area, and the development of capac-
ity to support additional watercraft
will increase this threat.
Currently, state and federal agen-
cies have started reviewing Gulf-
port's Harbor Management Plan and
Mooring Field Project. No one has
denied Gulfport any permits yet, al-
though Brobeil cautions that the "pro-
cess has not progressed to the point
where one would expect to receive
project approval or denial." He adds
that Gulfport staff will meet with the
USFWS and the Florida Department

of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
in late October, or early November to
specifically discuss the plan.
Brobeil also added that his staffs re-
search indicated that not only would
the City's Harbor Management Plan
and mooring .field not endanger or
threaten manatee populations, it
would "substantially enhance en-
forcement activities through our
Harbormaster and Police Depart-
"The only threat identified," Brobeil
told Council, "is that boats visiting
Gulfport would, in many instances,
use the route that was identified in
the report as a primary area inhabit-
ed by manatees and where the great-
est threat exposure exists." To ad-
dress that concern, Brobeil assured
the city he could ask Pinellas County
to provide the additional regulations,
signage, and enforcement effort in
that area.

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Housing Law Needs
City Management
Pinellas County Economic Develop-
ment has drafted a new Inclusion-
ary Housing ordinance for affordable
housing. The ordinance applies to
all cities and imposes some brden-
some tasks on' Gulfport staff- unless
the City officially opts out of the ordi-
nance. The law will require any resi-
dential development over 20 units to
set aside 10 percent of the units for
affordable ownership and/or rental.
Resale units must remain affordable
for 20 years and rental units for 30
years. The burden to keep track of
resale of affordable units falls to the
city, which upon sale must either find
another qualified buyer or purchase
the unit themselves within 30 days of
"Smaller communities such as
Gulfport are not staffed to take on
the burden of finding owners for re-
sale of affordable units as proposed in
this ordinance," Gulfport Community
Development Director Fred Metcalf
said. 'These same communities are
less likely to be in a financial position
to purchase the units. Unfortunately,
Gulfport may be in a situation where-
by they must opt out even though
the premise behind the proposed or-
dinance represents sound "planning
Metcalf added that Gulfport staff
discussed these concerns with the
County's economic development staff
and suggested that the Coufnty take
a more active role in providing assis-
tance with the implementation of this
ordinance in an effort to make it more
palatable for smaller communities.

Code Enforcement
Gulfport Code Enforcement contin-
ues work in Section One, known as
Stetson Area, in the northwest por-
tion of Gulfport. It extends south from
7th Avenue South to Gulfport Boule-
vard and east from 64th Street to 58th
Street. To learn about Code Enforce-
ment or Codes Officers, visit the Spe-
cial Documents section of the City's
website at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.

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Mayor Yakes,
from front page

Yakes said that, at a minimum, he
plans to see out the year, but he thinks
that "2008 will be it" for him in city
"It's not that at the next meeting I
intend to tender my resignation; it's
not that at all. I wish to retire and re-
think," Yakes said, adding that he
may opt to run for another office in
,the future.
"I may want to run for the House of
Representatives; I may want to run
for the school board," but if he did run,
he would want to take time to "clear
his mind" before running.
Yakes also said that when he retires,
he wants to do so in a manner that
will allow the community to choose
the new mayor.
"If I left today, the vice-mayor would,
in fact, gain my seat. But being able to
have a ballot for voters to choose,
that's a total different story. I would
not walk away and be the one that
choose (the new mayor). I want us to
be able to let our democracy to make
our choice."
Leisure Services Director Jim
O'Reilly, acting,City Manager while
City Manager Tom Brobeil attended
an appointment in Westin, said he
had every faith that Mayor Yakes
would take care of Gulfport until he
chose to retire. O'Reilly added that he
expected Yakes to\leave the City in
good hands when he did retire.
"The Mayor is going todp what's best
for the city. You can say whatever you
like about the Mayor, but the Mayor
does put the community and his fam-
ily first. He always has, and I believe

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Gulfport Whys
Have you got a question?
E-mail your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
The City shows a movie every month at the beach. How do they get
around the laws that say you can't show a movie for public viewing? Do
they pay for licensing of some sort, or are they just flat out breaking the law?
Does the law not apply to governments?

A/-: It turns out that the warning you see at the front end of the DVD ap-
plies to the city just as much as it does you and I (and here you thought
government was above the law). According to Leisure Services Director Jim
O'Reilly, the City has purchased licenses to show these movies.
Straight from the horse's (or Leisure Services Director's) mouth: "The City
of Gulfport proudly presents the 'Theater on the Bay' each-month under a
series of performance licenses for intellectual property. The City has four such
licenses: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and Movie Licensing USA for the presentation
of entertainment material in municipal facilities."
These licenses, which cost roughly $200 each (per year, not per movie), allow
the city to show movies at its facilities and stay within the law

Parts for Appreciation
The removal and sale of salvageable materials from derelict and abandoned
vessels can translate into cash for an employee appreciation event according to
a resolution passed by Gulfport city council on Tuesday. Volunteers will remove
the materials and proceeds from their sale will go into a special fund set aside
to produce a city employee appreciation event. Official events of this kind have
been cut from the proposed budget for 2007/2008 as a cost savings measure.

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LINK "http://www.ci.gulfport.fl.us" www.
ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
21st. Movie begins promptly at 8:30 p.m.
on the Recreation Field (corner of 58th St.
S. and Shore Blvd. S.) The FREE movie
is Free Willy, rated PG. Bring your chairs
and blankets, family and friends. The Teen
Council will have concessions for purchase -
popcorn, soda, water and Breeze Freeze's.
Adult Basketball -Tues. & Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-Pur-
chase New Sticker-As of October 1st, all
skaters will need to purchase new Skate
Park stickers. Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-
res. Consent forms are available at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Skaters ages 17,and under must be accom-
panied by a parent and show proof of resi-
dency for registration.
SchoolYear Child Care Program-Grades
K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service days). Annu-
al reg. $15 res/$100 non-res. Monthly rates
are $133 res./$266 non-res.
Teen Night-Teens, age's middle school to

17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg.
$2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot-Time-Classes are for 3-5 year olds, 8:30
a.m.-12:00 p.m. There are still openings in
the 2, 3, or 5-day classes. Annual reg. $15
res/ $100 non-res. Call for prices.
Cheerleading Registration Fri., Sept
28th 6-7:30 p.m. Classes start Fri., Oct. 5th
6-8:45 p.m. for ages 5 & up. Reg. is $5/$5
per class. Call AAYA 813-964-8805 for more
Dance Registration- Thurs., Sept. 27th
6-7:30 p.m. Classes start Thurs., Oct. 4th
6-8:45 p.m. for ages 5 & up. Reg. is $5/$5
per class. Call AAYA 813-964-8805 for more
Digital Photography-Wed., 4:30-6 p.m.
Cost is $8 per class. Call Paul at 481-5737
for more info.
Dob Obedience Training-Tuesdays be-
ginning October 2nd. 6-7pm for Adult dogs
6 months of age and up. Located at the
Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 49th
St. S.) Cost is $100 for the seven-week ses-
sion to be paid at registration. THIS CLASS
Learn the basic commands of heel, sit,
down, come when called, stay and loose-
leash walking. For more info. Contact Lisa
at 327-2275.
Fencing-Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 7 to

Blvd. So 893-1068
70 are welcome. The cost is $5 per one-hour
session. Call Jim Campolli at 813-855-3112
for more info.
Children's Gymnastics-Fri., 5:30-6:15
p.m. for ages 5-12 Cost, $25/month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $25/month.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-Tues., class-
es return on Sept. 18 at 9:00 a.m. Thurs.,
classes return on Oct. 4th at 9:00 a.m.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+), 5-6 p.m.
(children 8-16) and adults from 6-7 p.m. at
Chase Park, 28th Ave. & 53rd Street So.
Gulfport. Cost is $10 per session. Private
lessons available. Call Jack at 430-0690 for
more info.
Writing From the Heart Workshop-
Tues., 6-7:30 pm. The fee is $14 for the
entire 8 weeks. The class will be open to
anyone age 16 and up. Please call Rosalind
at 381-1030 or John at 893-1079 for more
Wonderful World of Watercolor-
Wed., 6:45- 8:45 p.m. Cost is'$45 per month
or $13 per class.
Yoga-Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend strength,
flexibility, balance and. relaxation. All fit-
ness levels are welcome. Bring a mat and
water. $10 per class, $8 for 4 prepaid class-
es. For more information call Maureen at
381-2166 or John at 893-1079.

Gulfport Library
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By appointment on-
ly--contact Alex Hooks at, the Reference Desk, or call 893-
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesday
mornings, 9:15 a.m.-12:00 Noon.
"Books that Ring a Bell!" Our SummerCoffeeTalk month-
ly discussion series continues with Slaughterhouse Five, by
Kurt Vonnegut. Join us for coffee, light refreshments, and
lively conversation on Thursday, September 20. Coffee is
ready at 9:30 a.m., discussion starts at 10 o'clock. Copies of
the book may be reserved at the Reference Desk.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Saturday, September 22
at 1:00 p.m. This is not a formal class, just an opportunity
to meet and share experiences and information with others
interested in delving into their family history. FMI, call Kay
Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
MS Support Group: Informal group for persons with mul-
tiple sclerosis and/or their family and friends to share infor-
.mation and provide support. Facilitated by Tracy Woolrich,
RN. Thursday, September 27, 10:00 a.m.-Noon.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discussion groups were in,
spired by the book The Six Questions of Socrates. Author
Christopher Phillips traveled the world to lead informal
groups, engaging people in the manner of the ancient Greek
philosopher, for whom "the questions are more important
than the answers." Friday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. and
Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074

"Write from the Heart": an eight-week Saturday morning
writing workshop for teens and adults. For more information
contact Rosalind Miller at 381-1030. Starts Saturday, Octo-
ber 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday, October 11 at 6:00
Scrapbookers Club for Teens and Adults: Saturday, Oc-
tober 13 at 1:00 p.m. Bring your pictures, books and ques-
tions, and prepare to have a great time! Scrapbookers meet
on the second Saturday of each month. Make beautiful pag-
es of memories for yourself and your family. Some supplies
available, but you need to furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
Books. Audio Books, Music. Videos, Computers and In-
formation: DID YOU KNOW ... the Library has Internet-
connected computers for your use, free of charge? ...our read-
ers checked out nearly 7,000 books, audio books, music CDs,
and videos in August? ... we research and answer approxi-
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Si City Sponsored Activities
Senio ces in the. Community

Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231

Party for 400!-Get your tickets ($2.00)
now for the Senior Center's 24th Birth-
day Party that will be held at the Gulfport
Casino on Wed. Oct. 10 at 11:30 am. In-
cludes full service luncheon, entertain-
ment and short presentation on over-the-
counter medication by John Kelley from
The Apothecary. Tickets will go fast so
don't delay! Trolley transportation from
the Senior Center to the Casino.

Lunch & Learn-Our next Lunch &
Learn will be held on Tues. Sept. 25 at
11am. Presentation and free lunch by
Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Come and find
out how you can make a difference in the
life of a child. Limited seating. Must call
to reserve.

Brown Bag Medicine Review-Bring
your meds to the Senior Center on Thurs.
Sept. 27 and a pharmacist will provide a
free 30-minute one-on-one consultation.
Learn how to maximize the benefit of
your meds. Appointments will be pro-
vided between 11am to 2pm. Call now to
register. !

Italian Language Classes-The Italian
Language Classes at all levels are offered
every Thurs. starting at 6pm. Free.

For Women Only-Diabetic Nurse Edu-
cator Ruth Frederick from St. Anthony's
Hospital will share about their Healthy
Heart Initiative Program for Women on
Tues. Oct. 23 at 11am. The program in-
cludes free health screenings and infor-
mational classes that are available at St.
Anthony's. Call now to sign up for this
free presentation.

Help for Seniors- Do you. need help
with any of the following: Medicare Eligi-
bility/Enrollment, Medicare Health Plan
Choices, Medicare Appeal Rights, Medi-
care Supplemental Policies, or Health
Insurance billing problems Individual
assistance available every Tues. 9am-
noon. Call the Senior Center for an ap-

55 Alive Driving Class-Classes are

held on the first two Tuesdays of every
mqnth, 12:30-4:30pm Fee: $10. Must at-
tend both classes. Pre-registration re-
quired. Call Jim at 367-4038 to register
for the October classes.

Diabetic Support Group-Do you or
someone in your family have diabetes?
Our Diabetic Support Group may be of
help to you. Come join us every Monday
at 10am. Dr. Hiltz will speak to the group
on Mon. Sept. 24.

Upcoming Presentations:
Nutrition: Eat Better & Move More,
Mon. Sept. 24 at 1pm by CARES, Inc. and
Pinellas Extension Service. Pedometers
provided. This is the first of 12 presenta-
tions that will be offered every Monday
up to Dec. 10. No new students after the
second class.
What You Should Know About De-
pression, Thurs. Sept. 27 at 1:30pm by
Topic TBA,Oct. 18 at lpm.Dr. Hiltz
Wound Care, Oct. 29 at 10am (Diabetic

Flu Shots- Wed. Oct. 3, 10am-noon and
Wed. Oct. 17, 2-5pm

Starting Soon:
Investment Discussion Group, Oct. 3,
Young & Restless, Oct. 9, 7pm
Yoga, Oct. 24, 1:30pm

Coming Soon! Open House-Mark your
calendar now for a special Open House at
the Senior Center on the evening of Tues.
Oct. 30. Watch the Gabber for details.

Forever Moving 2-A Dance Improvi-
sation Class starts Wed. Oct. 3 from 10-
11:30am at the Rec Center. Fee: $18 for
six sessions. All levels of experience are
welcome. Call Paula at (727) 864-0002.

Mah Jongg-Calling all new and experi-
enced Mah Jongg players. Join us every
Mon: at 1pm. Instructions provided. Call
Susan at 343-0405 for more info.
Travel Club Meeting-on Wed. Sept. 26

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USDA Food-Every 2nd Thurs.
10am-noon for Gulfport residents

New Free Classes
Beginners Bridge Class, Starts
Wed. Oct. 17 at 6:30pm. Call to
English as a Second Lan-
guage, Starts Wed. Oct. 3, from
Senior Memoirs-Starts Wed. Oct.
3, from 3-5pm.
Spanish Conversation, Starts
Thurs. Oct. 4 from 4-5:30pm

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th. St. So./893-o07o
Exercise Class-M,W, 1:30 p.m.
Tai Chi Beginner-Tues., 9 a.m.
Tai Chi Advanced-Thurs., 9 a.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sun., 6:30 p.m.,


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Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Sept. 23, 6-10 p.m. $6
Mon., Sept. 24, 7-10:15 p.m.
$5 Members, $7 Non-members
Tues., Ballroom Dance
1-3 pm $6
1pm Beginner Lesson
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Wed., Swing Dance
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Local Obituaries

ALABISO, MARY, 77, of Gulfport,
died Sept. 14, 2007. Survived by lov-
ing husband, Charles; son, John; and
2 grandchildren. R. Lee Williams &
Son 5730-15th Ave. So., 727-345-

South Pasadena, FL, entered into
rest Sept. 10, 2007, at St. Anthony's
Hospital. Wanda was born in Evarts,
KY, and moved to this area in 1983
from Boston, MA. She owned and op-
erated the Paradise Bay Cafe in St.
Petersburg for 8 years. She is sur-
vived by her husband, Arthur, of 18
years; 2 sons, Daniel Profitt, Char-
lotte, NC and Keith Bryant, Belmont,
NH; 1 daughter, Heather Swackham-
mer, Little Rock, AR; sister, Loretta
Evans, Largo; and 4 grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son,
Gerald Profitt. Family will receive
friends on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007,
from 11 am until service time at 1 pm
at Beach Memorial Chapel. Family
has requested the in lieu of flowers,
donations be made in Wanda's name
to the American Kidney Foundation.
Beach Memorial Chapel St. Pete
Beach, FL, 360-5577.

South Pasadena, passed away Mon-
day, Sept. 10, 2007, in South Pasa-
dena. She was born in Brooklyn, NY
and moved to Pass-a-Grille in 1951
for the next 35 years. During WWII,
she worked for the Sperry Rand Corp.
in NY. She was a beautician in Pass-
a-Grille. She loved cooking, reading,
the beach and swimming, and watch-

ing wrestling. Blanche had a good
sense of humor. She was a member of
St. John of Vianney Catholic Church.
Through her relief work, she helped
many families in Poland for over 50
years. She is survived by her son,
Edmund, of South Pasadena; sis-
ter, Helen Paholek, of Brooklyn NY;
granddaughter, Nicole Darbois, of
Seminole. She was preceded by her
husband Edmund Charles Darbois,
of Pass-a-Grille. Memorial Mass will
be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007,
11:15 am at John Vianney Catholic
Church, St. Pete Beach. Beach Me-
morial Chapel St. Pete Beach, FL/,
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A., born Oct. 5, 1934, in Union City,
NJ, died at the age of 72 at his home
in Gulfport, FL, Sept. 7, 2007. Ken-
neth is predeceased by his beloved
wife, Evalena. He is survived by
several family members including 6
stepchildren; several grandchildren;
and 7 great-grandchildren. Kenneth
Schnorrbusch was an employee at
the St. Petersburg Times. He lived
in the St. Petersburg area for more
than 20 years. Mr. Schnorrbusch
was an Air Force veteran. He was
involved for many years as an um-
pire for the Little League baseball in
FL and NJ, he also enjoyed playing
Pinochle. Kenneth Schorrbusch was
crowned "The Coupon King of NJ" in
1985. He was a school bus driver for
handicap children in NJ and FL prior
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away Sept. 15, 2007 at Palms of Pas-
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er and former president of Berger
Sanitation, Inc. before retiring in
1998 and moving to Florida. He also
worked for Bethlehem Steel, was a
chief engineer for American Compo-
nents, Inc., worked for Philco Electric
and also A.T.T. He graduated from
Liberty High School in Bethlehem
and attended Wisconsin Engineer-
ing Institute, earning his Associate
Degree in Electrical Engineering. He
was a Master Mason of Fritz Lodge
No. 420 in Conshohocken, PA, was a
life member of the Monocacy Field &
Stream in Bethlehem, the American
Legion in St. Petersburg, FL and was
a former member of Grace Luther-
an Church. He also served with the
United States Marine Corps for four
years. Survivors include son Robert
J. Berger, III and his wife, Tina M.
Berger of Walnutport, PA; two grand-
children, Ryan J. Berger and Sarah
A. Berger and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of
47 years, Janice (Portas) Berger and
his sister, Gloria Worman. Memorial
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Attorney Committee Resolution Fails; New One to Follow

By Greg Stemm
In a confusing, and sometimes heat-
ed, discussion Tuesday night, Gulfport
city council directed city staff to come
back to them with a revised resolution
naming a committee to consider the
possibility of hiring a full time city at-
torney. An initial resolution which
had been amended during the discus-
sion failed unanimously after the
amendment was withdrawn by its
maker, council member Michele.
At times it seemed council was un-
clear about what the committee they
were considering naming was going to
be charged to do. Some council mem-
bers had thought that the body had
reached a consensus at the last meet-
ing to proceed in the direction of hir-
ing a full time city attorney; others
thought that the direction had been to
establish a committee to consider the
feasibility of such a hiring.
The resolution brought to council on
Tuesday provided for the establish-
ment of an "...adhoc committee to re-
view the feasibility of having a full
time city attorney; providing for mem-
bership and duties; and providing for
an effective date."
"I don't remember us voting to pro-
ceed with the hiring of full time attor-
ney," said council member Mary Stull.
"I thought this committee was going
to put together a list of qualifications,
a suggested pay range and then solicit
potential candidates through adver-
tising to see if we got any responses
based upon those criteria which the
committee had established. We would
determine the feasibility of such a
hire based upon what kinds of re-
sponses we got."
Council member Michele

King remembered a consensus vote to
proceed. "We've already agreed to ad-
vertise the position," she said. "So
what 'feasibility' are we considering?"
City clerk Donna Spano and city at-
torney Tim Driscoll told council that
it was their impression that council
had reached a consensus at the last
meeting on September 4 to move
ahead with the premise that they
were going to hire a full time city at-
torney, although both acknowledged
that council's actions were confusing.
Tim Driscoll serves as the city's le-
gal counsel through a retainer ar-
rangement and hour billing. He is not
a full time employee of the city.
The conversation proceeded with the
mayor saying that it was his impres-
sion that a full time attorney could be
hired in the salary range of $75-
90,000, numbers which Driscoll con-
tested saying that he had done a sur-
vey of the area and that a number of
$240,000 for hiring a full time attor-
ney with benefits and an assistant,
was more a reasonable number.
"I think this whole conversation is
foolish," said council member Bob
Worthington. "Here we are raising
fees for single mothers to take their
kids to the rec center; taking money
away from GEMS and raising fees for
the Casino, the marina and who
knows what else. What makes us
think we can afford to hire a full time
At one point King offered an amend-
ment to a motion on the floor to adopt
the resolution spelling out that the
committee would be comprised of one
council member (Mary Stull) and two
local attorneys selected by the council.
The committee would consider the
feasibility of hiring an attorney in the
$75-90,000 pay range with a

set of duties to be determined by the
committee. She withdrew the amend-
ment after Driscoll told council that
the conversation was becoming too
convoluted for the record.
During public comment, residents
seemed exasperated at the council's
indecision and conflicting direction.
"You people seem entirely incapable
of grappling with the real issues you
need to deal with," said Bob Newcomb.
"Is a full time attorney feasible within
your budget? Do we want or need a
full time attorney? Is it the right deci-
sion for Gulfport? How much could
we afford to reasonably pay and would
it make better sense financially than
the arrangement we currently have?
These are the questions you should be
addressing. Please, make some deci-
sions and stop embarrassing the city
with this discussion," he said.
"There are 23 cities in Pinellas
County and only St. Petersburg and
Clearwater have a full time attorney,"
said Jim Greenwald. "We lead the
way in small cities adopting a human
rights ordinance, but we don't need to
lead the way in small cities hiring full
time attorneys."
'"We aren't getting anywhere with
this," said mayor Michael Yakes. "I
think we should vote no on this reso-
lution and direct staff to bring back a
revised one."
A call to vote brought a unanimous
decision to defeat the proposed resolu-
tion and direct staff to revise it for the
next meeting. Direction seemed to be
that the new resolution should more
clearly outline the intent of council
and the composition of the committee
as well as the actual duties it is ex-
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Patriot Day
9/11 will always be a sad memory
for everyone who remembers that
day in 2001 when tragedy struck.
Our City held a ceremony on
September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the
South Pasadena Fire Department
to salute the mena and women of
the military and first responders.
Mayor Dick Holmes welcomed
everyone to this day of remem-
berance and read a Proclamation.
Comm. Diane Sheldon gave an
invocation after which the Col-
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Guard and everyone recited the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Fire fighters and members of
the Pinellas County Sheriffs of-
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them. At 8:46 a moment of silence
was held after which Lt. Rachel-
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Cheriffs Office and South Pasa-
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both' spok'6ery eloquently about
their memories of 9/11 and the
2,974 casualties.
Gene Cipriano at the piano and
Ms. Nevin, members of the Cul-
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group in singing "'America the
beautiful" and later, while Mr.
Cipriano played military humns,
members who ha served in the
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Jeremy put down the ne'
when Lydia burst thro
front door. George Ardis
closely on her heels.
"Look at this," she said, hol
arm out so that Jeremy could
bracelet she was already
"Isn't it gorgeous?"
"Yes," Jeremy said, "it certa
There was no denying it n
even trying.
I "George just gave it to n
continued, a definite sparkle
eyes. "Isn't he wonderful?" Ai
standing behind her, beaming
Jeremy assumed she didn
he had already seen the bra
he decided to play along. No
mucking up this greedy little
"Yes," Jeremy said again, "
he is."
"Not half as wonderful as
my dear," Ardis said, finally
insert himself into the love fe
deserve every bit of it, an
As Lydia continued to exar
bracelet (and Jeremy wonder
was going to whip a jeweler's
out of her purse), Ardis pre
advantage. "Why don't you joi
dinner tonight and we'll ce:
he said. "You can wear yc
Lydia pursed her lips, appe
consider the invitation.
"M'y friend Alvin will join ui
added. "He's anxious to meet
"Alvin?" Lydia asked. "Is t]
friend who lives on Park St
owns some hotels out on the I
"The very same," Ardis said.
"Why, that sounds lovely
said, suddenly demure.
Jeremy wondered if Ardis
that the sparkle in Lydia's e
grown even brighter at the mi
his apparently rich friend. He
to not wait around to see, gat]
his newspaper, and went ou
finish his reading.

wspaper The body of the young woman in
ugh the Wood Ibis Park had been identified,
followed finally. She was Caroline Scully, aged
25 and a resident of Gulfport, having
ding her moved here less than a year earlier
see the when she got married.
wearing. In the picture the Times ran, Jeremy
thought she looked remarkably like
iinly is." Bianca Calderon, the first victim not
o use in Bianca as she looked in the newspaper
photo, her high school picture, but as
ne," she she had looked in recent months, just
in her before her murder. Caroline had the
rdis was same short dark hair, highlighted
g. with a lighter color, the same hint of
't know pain in her eyes.
celet, so Apparently there was a reason for
point in it. Her marriage, not yet a year old,
tableau. was already going bad. According to
I'm sure her husband, they had had a fight on
the night of the murder the story
you are, didn't say about what and she had
able to walked out of their home and not
st. "You come back. He assumed she had gone
d much to stay with her parents, so he didn't
worry. And he didn't try to call her the
nine the next day, thinking she would call him
ed if she eventually. She always did.
eyeglass It wasn't until he heard about the
ssed his body in the park that he grew worried
n me for and called her parents, only to find
lebrate," they hadn't seen or heard from her.
ur new Then he had called the police. It
didn't take long to put two and two
aring to together.
The medical examiner, the newspaper
s," Ardis said, had issued a preliminary report.
you." The girl had received several blows
hat your to the head and body with a "blunt
reet and instrument," not yet identified, and
)each?" had also been strangled. Either could
have caused her death. The body had
," Lydia been stripped of all identification and
clothing, even her wedding ring. Her
noticed husband had identified her body,
eyes had then broken down in front of the news
mention of cameras, crying "why, why?" The story
decided every so subtly hinted at speculation,
hered up already, about crocodile tears.
side to The police had no leads
Jeremy shook his head, thinking that
it all sounded way too familiar.

"Bad news in the newspaper this
morning?" a voice asked.
Jeremy looked up to see Jason
Pendergast standing before him, the
familiar self-satisfied grin on his face.
"I was reading about the girl found
in the park," Jeremy said.
"Ah, yes the latest homicide,"
Pendergast mused. "Our little town
is on its way to becoming the crime
capital of the Gulf coast."
Our little town? Jeremy asked
himself. When did this town become
"I thought you went back home to
Lake Wales," he said out loud.
"I did," Pendergast said, "but I'm back.
Can't stay away, I guess. Gulfport's
becoming my second home."
"Looking for a second house, here,
are you?"
Pendergast laughed. "No, not
yet. I'm quite satisfied with my
accommodations. But you never
Jeremy turned his attention back
to the newspaper, hoping that this
annoying fellow would leave him
alone. He was, however, a regular
customer, so Jeremy didn't want to
insult him.
"Any developments in the case,"
Pendergast asked.
. "No," Jeremy answered. "Not that
I can tell unless they're keeping it
"Have the police been back to question
you again?"
Jeremy shook his head. "No," he said,
"but I'm expecting them to."
"Expecting them to?" Pendergast
repeated. "Why on earth would you
expect them to do that?"
Jeremy shook his head, holding one
hand up, palm out. "Don't ask," he
"I mean," Pendergast continued,
"what would they have to gain by
comingback here with more questions?
We told them everything we know."
If you only knew, Jeremy thought,
noticing at the same time that
Pendergast was, characteristically,
putting himself in the center of

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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.

Friday 9/7
Trouble with Individual- 5400
Block of Shore Blvd. So.
Vessel Stop- Water Front
Domestic Verbal- 1400 Block of
60th St. So.
Burglary- 700 Block of 51st St. So.
Narcotics/Drugs- 3000 Block of
50th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900
Block of 58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2500
Block of 56th St. So.
Domestic Battery- 5600 Block of
29th Ave. So.
Saturday 9/8
Theft- 6000 Block of Shore Blvd.
Suspicious Circumstances- 3100
Block of Beach Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5200
Block of Gulfport Blvd. So.
Domestic Verbal- 2800 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Trespasser- 5100 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2700
Block of 49th St. So.
Sunday 9/9
Arrest on Warrant- 2800 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Noise Complaint- 5100 Block of
16th Ave. So.
Burglary Alarm- 5500 Block of
Shore Blvd. So.
Fight in Progress- 2900 Block of
Clinton St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2700
Block of 49th St. So.
Animal Complaint- 5600 Block of
Newton Ave. Sp.
Burglary- 2600 Block of 49th St.
Suspicious Person- 5500 Block of
27th Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal- 1600 Block of
49th St. So.

Reckless Driver- 4900 Block of
20th Ave. So.
Suspicious Circumstances- 4900
Block of 28th Ave. So.
Monday 9/10
Domestic Verbal- 5700 Block of
12th Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5400 Block of
20th Ave. So.
Burglary- 4900 Block of 14th Ave.
Burglary Alarm- 6000 Block of
Tangerine Ave. So.
Animal Complaint- 2600 Block of
49th St. So.
Burglary- 4900 Block, of Newton
Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5000 Block of
14th Ave. So.
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Noise Complaint- 2800 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
911 Hang-Up- 5400 Block of 30th
Ave. So.
Tuesday 9/11
Domestic Battery- Boca Ciega Bay
Trouble with Individual- 5800
Block of 9th Ave. So.
911 Hang-Up- 2000 Block of 52nd
St. So.
Hit & Run- 5000 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 3000
Block of Beach Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 6000
Block of Shore Blvd. So.
Theft- 2600 Block of 45th St. So.
Drunk Driver- 2100 Block of 58th
St. So.
Wednesday 9/12
911 Hang-Up- 5600 Block of 14th
Ave. So.

Burglary- 5000 Block of 31st Ave.
Burglary Alarm- 1200 Block of
55th St. So.
Battery- 900 Block of 58th St. So.

911 Hang-Up- 2600 Block of 54th
St. So.
Arrest on Warrant- 2600 Block of
54th St. So.
Burglary Alarm- 4900 Block of
17th Ave. So:
Accident with Injuries- 4900
Block of 11th Ave. So.
Theft- 2200 Block of 54th St. So.
Fight in Progress- 5200 Block of
18th Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1800
Block of 53rd St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2600
Block of Beach Blvd. So.
Thursday 9/13
Fight in Progress- 3000 Block of
54th St. So.
Theft- 2800 Block of 54th St. So.
Burglary- 5100 Block of 15th Ave.
Robbery- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5700
Block of Shore Blvd. So.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Vessel Stop- Water Front.
Identity Theft- Location Withheld.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 Block of
49th St. So.
Theft- 3000 Block of 49th St. So.
Hit & Run- 5500 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Fight in Progress- 5400 Block of
Shore Blvd. So.

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Pipi A sreikie

The American Dreamcicle

Would never call myself a fait-
weather fan. Hey, I cheered
the Bucs in their dreamcicle
days, when it seemed that "Bucco
Bruce" was the best thing going for
us. I went to games when you could
actually walk up to the gate and buy
a ticket. Frankly, I almost took pride
in how much we stunk, as if we were
fulfilling some sort of obligation. The
Bucs were supposed to lose. We did.
And we did it well.
But fast-forward to the Dungy days
of red and pewter like a little girl on
the first day of school, we had a new
outfit and a new attitude. I began to
believe. We started having winning
seasons. The Bucs... winning seasons!
The Bucs... in the playoffs! I believed
and believed through the robbery of
"the catch" and the ousting of Shaun
King (who I think would have made
a great, long-term quarterback and
I'm not just saying that because we
went to middle school together), and
a bunch of other junk that told me
that our time was almost just any
minute going o come.
And then....Hooray! We are the
Champions! Finally.
I mean, I think that's hlw it went. I
can barely remember, now, it's been
so long. Didn't we think Jon Gruden
was the best thing since sliced bread?
I mean, didn't we all just know that
somehow, "Pound the Rock" was the
answer to all our prayers?
The truth is, I really miss Tony
Dungy. I mean, I miss him like I
miss my skinny, twenty-one-year-
old body. I miss him like I miss Bill
Clinton. But, oh well. Turns out
Gruden really did win with Dungy's

team. Lord knows, his version of the
Bucs seems to be destined to go down
with the dreamcicles.
But, getting back to my point (and I
do have one): the Bucs are our team.
Sure, I miss Mike Alstott and John
Lynch and Martin Gramatica aw,
heck, I even miss Warren Sapp and
Keyshawn. But that's ancient history.
We've got to support the -guys we've
got. Hey, some metropolitan areas
don't even have a team!
My job, gentle Gabber reader, is not
to belabor the issue about Gruden's
ineffectual coaching and bizarre
personnel decisions. No. My job here
is to tell you my favorite places where
you can enjoy such ineptitudes.
Obviously I love football season. It's
the closest thing we have in Florida
to tell us when it might be time to
unpack the "winter" clothes (or, at
the least, to take out the Halloween
decorations). It's the thing that truly
sets Americans apart from all of
those other soccer-loving countries.
Football is the real "National
Pastime," if you ask me.
Naturally, when I plopped down
to this season's stinker (I mean,
"opener"), I did it in the fashion that
all red-blooded Americans prefer: on
the couch, with a frosty beer and the
sweet smell of grilled burgers wafting
through the air.
But what if, on occasion, you crave
a little more excitement in your
football-viewing experience? What
if you want to pound on a bar while
you shout, "Pass interference, for
chrissakes! Good God, are they
blind?" Well, in that case, you've got
to go to Limey's Pub on 4th Street in
St. Pete.
Oh, I know, I know. There are far
better sports bars to catch the game

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action. In fact, Limey's isn't even
a sports bar. It's not even close.
(They've only got two TVs!) But it is,
without a doubt, my favorite place to
watch a sporting event, and I'll tell
you why.
First, and foremost, I know most
of the waitstaff. Okay still not
impressed? (Well, they do, sometimes
and I'm not naming any names slip
me a drink or two on the house).
Secondly, they have all manner
of cool beers, an extremely laid-
back atmosphere, and the most
unbelievable broccoli bites I've ever
had. (Okay, the only broccoli bites
I've ever had, but get them with the
honey mustard dressing. You'll thank
me.) Oh, and most of the bar is open
to the outdoors, which is so Florida,
in my opinion.
Third and finally and this is really
my favorite part head down on any
afternoon, and you will be absolutely
certain to encounter a lively (if
sometimes toothless and drunken)
gathering of old Bucs fans around
the bar who are more than happy to
commiserate (or argue until a lack of
oxygen makes them stop) about the
fate of our team.
People, this is what football is all
about: emotion, passion and the
plain, stupid love for a group of men
in leggings, slapping butts and doing
impromptu MC Hammer moves in
the end zone.
We are a civilized society. We no
longer pack up a picnic for public
hangings. We don't admit to rubber-
necking at crash scenes. We have
evolved. But, we still have football
and glorious, open-air bars in which
to proclaim these oh-so-important
grievances about the worthiness of
our head coach.
This year, I'm pulling for Gruden.
Last week; we slaughtered the Saints,
so things are looking up. And, maybe
"Pound the Rock" has gone the way of
all ancient war cries into the overly-
dramatized land of Time Life Sports
retrospective videos. But, we will
always have "Pound the Bar."

Shelly Wilson can be contacted at

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

Victoria's Tender Care Has a Tender Touch

By Morgan Landis

My grandparents moved to the
St. Petersburg area almost 20
years ago when they first retired.
My grandpa is now into his 70s,
and although still in decent health,
he seems to forget a lot. Let's just
say I don't like him to get in a car,
or wonder how many times he's
worn the same shirt, or even if he's
eating healthy enough and taking
his medicines correctly. Now that
I'm down here I can check on him
regularly, but not everyone has
someone to look out for. them or
have someone available to provide
a lot of time and support.
Victoria's Tender Care is a home
service agency providing assis-
tance to those that may need a
little help when a loved one can't
do it by themselves. Experienced
homemakers provide friendly
companionship and reassurance,
housekeeping, meal preparation,
laundry, household chores, gro-
cery, personal shopping, reading
and/or writing letters.
They also provide Care Manage-
ment services and coordinate pri-
vate and public sector resources
to encompass the client's needs
physically, emotionally, and so-
cially. It may mean arranging for a
public day care center to help give
respite to a family member. It may
mean simply balancing a check
book or bill paying, transportation
and escorting them to the doctor's
or legal appointments. It may be
overseeing private caregivers that
aren't registered with an agency to
offer and provide support, for the
caregiver and client.
"There are serious risks in not us-
ing a Care Manager when hiring
private caregivers" warns Victoria
Evans of Victoria's Tender Care. A
proper background check may not
have been run. A Care Manager
can help avoid risks of unreported
incidents accidents or falls, theft,
fraud, neglect, or possible abuse,
due to fear of a caregiver leaving.
"The care is customized to what
they need," Victoria explains. Be-
fore placing a- caregiver, Victoria

does an in-home visit to
evaluate the situation
so she can place some-
one who can provide the
proper services and per-
Victoria, as many of
her caregivers, is a Cer-
tified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) and Home Health
Aide (HHA). She hires
caregivers with experi-
ence, and compassion.
Victoria tends to attract
caregivers who happier
and sincerely interest-
ed in their clients best
Victoria's goal is for a
family member to stay
in their home, but she M
realizes there may be
a point at 'when other
. options must be consid-
ered, such as moving
into an assisted living Victoria E.
facility. Her services take care
can also help with pack- four-legge
ing and moving into an
assisted living facility
within the St Petersburg/Clearwa-
ter area, and help get a property
cleaned up and ready to sell.
For the busy professionals, or out
of state family, Victoria's Tender
Care offers monitoring services,
like a daily or weekly phone calls
to see how a loved one is doing,
or weekly or monthly visits to the
home to check for signs that there
may be problems such as not
enough food, outdated medicine,
improper taking of medication, un-
tidy living conditions or clues that.
may indicate confusion, memory
changes or physical needs.
Another service offered for out-of-
state family members is traveling
companions. They provide assis-
tance managing all the details of
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CHILDS PARK 4br/1.5ba Charming CHA 2 story home. Extra storage $995
LAKE MAGGIORE 1 & 2 Spacious bdrms Lake & Park Views. Starting $645
PERKINS 3/2 CHA Area of well maintained homes WSG Incl. $975
49th Ave. N. 2/3br 2ba Outstanding kitchen fenced yard 2 porches $1025
KAPOK GRAND Beautiful Townhome on pond, full amentity package $1425

41 V Rentals & Realty, Inc. (7 27) 867-3767

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SPBch, Furn. 2nd fir. studio, one bik bch, no pets .................... $600/mo.
SPBch, Unfurn, 2/1, enc. porch, no pets, 2 blks bch. ................ $850/mo
S. PASADENA, Unfurn, 1/1 house, yard, pets o.k .....................$800/mo.
S. PASADENA, Unfurn, 2/1, pool, close shop, center, no pets .... $850/mo.
"ISLA" (Pin. Bayway) Furn. 2/2, patio by pool/bay, no pets ......... $1300/mo.

Call Exchequer R.E. 727-367-5647

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

ily room. Tile Throughout, inside W/D, Pasa-
dena area. $1100/Mo. plus deposit. Available
now. Shara 727-452-8818.
SO. PASADENA (2 RENTALS)- Park St. un-
furnished, 1 BR. Apt. $550. mo. 2/BR Duplex
$850/mo. Petless. First & Sec. 804-4431.
2BR/2BA CONDO- So. Pasadena. Commu-
nity Pool & Clubhouse. Beautiful Ceramic Tile,
New Carpet & Paint. $875/Mo. 727-374-3092.
Level, 1BR/1BA, 55+, Annual Rental $700/Mo.
Security Deposit Required, No Pets. 813-240-
GULFPORT-PETS OK-Fenced Yard, Patio.
1 block from waterfront and Village. 2/1 large
1400sqft. $950/Mo. 1/1 furnished $850, unfur-
nished $750 866-6106.
GULFPORT- 1725 57th St. S. 2/2, Carport,
CHA, 1,080 Sq. Ft. Close to Stetson, Beach &
Art District. New W/D, Lawn Service Included.
Non-Smoking. $1000/Mo. 1st/Sec. $35 Appli-
cation fee. No Section 8 727-328-9999.
plex. CHA, W/D Hookups, New Pergo Floor-
ing. Fenced-in Back Yard. Great Location.
2626 57th St. S. $850/Mo. + $850/Security.
Furnished and Unfurnished, Remodeled.
$750/$1000Mo. Only One Car, Small Pet Ok.
Call 727-686-3506.
ST. PETE BEACH- Lovely 2BR/2BA, Don
Cesar Area, Fenced Yard, CHA, Short Term
$1590/mo or Long Term $1390/mo. 727-824-
Deluxe 2BR/2BA, Carport, Annual. Overlook-
ing Marina. All Amenities, $1000/Mo. Includes
Cable, Gas and Garbage. 727-688-7337.
1BR/1BA 750sqft. Walk to Gulfport Beach.
Privacy Fenced, $625/Month includes W/S/G
and Cable TV. 727-251-2766.

$650/Mo. Unfurnished. Big Yard. Shade Trees.
No Lease Required. No Dogs. 323-4546.
2BR/2BA plus Gudst room. Upscale Renova-
tions with Open Kitchen, Ceramic/Tile/Hard-
wood, 8th floor. Walk to Gulfport Art District.
55+, $1200/Mo. Lease Option Possibility. Low
Utilities, Cat Ok. 727-204-5641.
$1040.00 MOVE IN
2BR/1 BA, Remodeled Apt., Extra Clean, 1 Year
Lease, 1-1/2 Block to Fishing Pier & Beach.
$240/WkIy or $960/Mo. $800 Security Depos-
it, Pets OK, 5320 29th Ave. So., #C, Drive by
and See, then Call RJ 727-647-0331.
GULFPORT MARINA- 2666 45th Street
South. 2BR/BA, Florida Room, Fenced Yard,
W/D Hookup. Pets OK. $1100/Mo., 727-417-
3528. Available Immediately!
CUTE 2BR/1 BA-Gulfport House. Mini Garage.
W/D, Dishwasher, Blocks to Water and Arts. No
Section 8, $1000/Mo. Additional Large room
Optional. 2810 53rd St S. 727-742-7840.
2715 54TH ST. SO. APT 4.- Upstairs 1BR,
Across from Dog Park. $525/Mo, $400 Secu-
rity Includes Water. 452-5942.

Hard to fit? Call now for custom designs / Al-
terations. After 3:30 343-0002
Quiet Neighborhood. Call Eddie for Details.
with Large Fenced Lot Near Library and Se-
nior Center. Pets Ok $900/Mo. 1 st/last/security
Plus Utilities, Non Smoking Applicants Only.
Dan Yingst Realty 727-321-5258.
ST. PETE BCH EFF.-Murphy Bed, Non Smok-
er. All Utilities Included. $550/Mo. 1st/last and
$200. Security. References and Security
Check 727-254-2795.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. (727)867-0070.
GULFPORT HOUSE- Adorable Galley Kitch-
en. New Shiny wood Floors and Tile Floors.
Tranquil Dining in the Florida Room or Enjoy
Barbecues on the Deck! Non-Smoking Only.
$875/Mo. Call 978-758-8299 or 727-344-
GULFPORT3BR/1 BA-House. Completely Re-
modeled, New CHA, Fenced Yard, Nice Area.
No Section 8, $950/Mo. plus Utilities. 1st, Last,
Security. Small Pet OK. 727-455-4755.
ST. PETE- 1260 70th St. N. 1Br/1Ba. Backs
to Pinellas Trail. 1 mile to Tyrone Mall. New
carpet/paint First month free. $625. 727-776-
Heart of Gulfport Business/Art Distict. Full
Kitchen, Bathroom, Conference Room, Re-
ceptionist Area. Private Office in Addition to
Space for 5+ Desks, Telephone Systems.
Available Immediately. $1400/Mo. 727-687-

WE GO THERE! 321-6965

2206 1/2 53RD ST. SO. Large 1 BR & Fla. Rm.
(Possible 2nd BR), Ceramic Tile, Eat-In Kitch-
en. $700/Mo. & $500 Security Includes Water.
las Trail/667 59th St. So. Beautifully Redone
Block Home. Fenced-In Yard, $950/Mo. + Se-
curity. 727-418-5295.
Apt. in Stylish, Clean, Quiet BIdg. Landlord
on Premises. $500/Mo+ Security Deposit, in-
cludes W/S/G. 3028 54th St. So. Credit Check,
Refererences Required. 727-644-0602.
Water View. 55+, $795/Mo. Lease Purchase
Stetson, 29th Ave. So., Clean, No Pets, 727-
1 BA Apt. off 54th St. Central Air, Covered Pa-
tio, Carport & Large Garage, W/D Hookups.
Available Nov. 1st. Call Marie, 727-657-1259.
4BR/3BA, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors and
Ceramic tile Bath, Beautifully Landscaped.
$1550/Mo +Security. 2413 54th St. S. Avail
Now. Sec 8 Ok. 727-510-8538.

tance to Everything. Spacious 3BR/2BA
Home on Large Fenced Lot. Eat-in Kitchen,
FL Room, Dining Room, W/D, CHA, Many Ex-
tras. $1,175/Mo. plus Utilities. $1,000 Damage
Deposit. Call for Appt. 727-341-6461.

in Nice Quiet Neighborhood on Bus line. Your
Own Large bedroom, with Storage available.
$650/Mo. includes all 727-388-2598.
THE PERFECT-Place for a Single. (Male Pre-
ferred). Your own Private Remodeled Bath/
Bedroom. Secured Building with Clubhouse/
Pool. Walk to Shopping. References, $$ less
then you would Expect 727-867-3627.
House Privileges W/D, New CHA, Includes All
$400/Mo. $100/Security. 727-366-4141.
LARGE ROOM-$550/Mo. Possible Child O.K.
House Privileges, Private Entrance, W/D,
Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Remodeled.
Refrigerator & Microwave. Non-Smoker, No
Pets, 727-916-0916.


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N. St. Pete. House to Share. 2br/1ba In Quiet
Neighborhood. W/D, Sun Deck, Private Fenced
Yard, On Bus Line, No Illegal Drugs, Alcohot,
or Smoking. Only $150/week plus Half Utili-
ties. No Lease Required. 727-328-8493
HOUSEMATE WANTED- 1 Block from Gulf-
port Beach, 2BR/2BA, Driveway, Garage, W/
D, C/H/A. Pet OK. $500/Mo & Utilities. Avail-
able 10/1, 727-768-6772.

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007


tiful Isla Del Sol. Open Sunday 1-5p.m. Palma
Del Mar "H" Bldg. 6273 Palma Del Mar Blvd.
Apt. #701. Please Dial 093 for Entry. Luxuri-
ous 2BR/2BA, Fully Furnished. Heated Pool,
Jacuzzi, Clubhouse, Garage Parking. Extra
Storage. Building has been Extensively Reno-
vated 2007. A Great Buy at $345,000. WEHR
REALTY, 727-327-2900, 367-1460.

2BR/2BA, Recently Remodeled Baths, Crown
Molding, Brand New Carpet & Tile. Enclosed
Porch, Covered Parking, FSBOwner. No Com-
mission Here. $235,000. 727-385-3536.
Annie Thompson
6263'Fairfield Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707
Phone: (727) 346-3239
Fax: (727) 346-3241
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Town Shores of Gulfport
Dover #111 Carport #75. 2/2 bth, 1250 deluxe, lovely
Florida style condo, light & bright, updated kitchen
& baths. 20 lb. Pets welcome
Treasure Island Isle of Palms
11325 2nd St. East 2/1 block home w/ den/3rd
bedroom, updated kitchen & bath, private fenced
back yard. Priced below appraisal at $259,000.

4601 3RD AVE.. NO.- 1578 Sq. Ft., 3BR/1BA,
Open Plan, Concrete Block, No Flood Zone,
Carpet/Ceramic Tile, C/H/A, Remodeled in
2004, Fenced Back Yard, Double Corner Lot,
Alley Access. Appraised in 240K. $220,000.

Gulfport Commercial Auction

11 AM, Wed., Sept. 26
5021 Tangerine Ave S Auction held on site
1,870 sf professional office building
To be sold above a minumum bid of $195K

W ,GENBOTHAM Preview: 10.3, Wed, 9119
.nCTIONLD.,INC. M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI
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2731 Beach Blvd. S.

Wednesday Sept. 26th 2pm

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Thisis a 5608 sq ft building Ihat was built in 1923.There is over 7000 sq ft MOL
under roof. It is located at 2731 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport, Florida.The current *
use of the building isa auto repairshop.The site would make a great restaurant or
gallery in the heart of Old Gulfpon, Florida.

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

LIKE NEW HOME- 3BR with Pool & Great
Backyard. 4678 36th Ave. North. $205,000.
Karen Eisenbrei, 727-434-8774. WEICHERT

Buying or Refinancing?
*Speedy Loan approval
*Residential or Commercial
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Nelda Hamm
OPEN HOUSE THURS 12-2pm & SUN 1-4pm
5121 16th Ave S $199,000 Make this your
dream home! Almost new 3 bedroom 2 bath
masonry home w/ vaulted ceilings, gorgeous
ceramic & "all the bells & whistles!"
NEW LISTING: Clearview Oaks condo 5694
40th Terr. N. #324. $48,900 Believe me, this
is a wonderful complex surrounded by majestic
oaks plus a lake! Affordable, 55+ ages but
exceptions, pet friendly, but no leasing.
Spacious one bedroom, washer & dryer in unit,
low maintenance of $181, park at your door,
attractive floor plan w/ updates!
4926 10th Av. S. in Gulfport Only $149,900.
This bungalow has been tweaked to perfection
with new: floors, windows, doors, deck, kitchen,
bath, laundry room & central heat & air!!!
510912th Av. S. Handyman or woman
special for $106,900! Adorable one bedroom
w/ new floors, doors, central heat & air, plus
bath & kitchen!! There's a detached 2c garage
conversion for storage!
5102 Pine Grove Terr. S. The best home on
the block Asking $249,900- with 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, 2c garage, newer block construction,
huge open kitchen/dining area, ceramic tile
thru-out, sliding glass doors off master to
fenced & private yard!
Hernando Beach waterfront lot for $94,900! -
Very attractive subdivision near Spring Hill off
Shoal Line Road! Very quaint "old Florida"
area nearby!
5405 20th Av. S. SOLD
1861 53rd St S. SOLD
4811 Coronado Way S. CONTRACT PENDING
4819 Coronado Way S. CONTRACT PENDING

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Real Esat fo Sal RelEttefrSl

1925 52nd St. S. $230,000
3/1 beautiful home w/many upgrades, situated on
corner w/2 adjoining lots. A must see, Great
opportunity! Call today for your private showing.
1835 York St. S. $139,900
3/1 cozy country cottage on quiet cul de sac.
Perfect for 1 st time buyers.

Kelly Hunter R5 W tMI
727-768-1939 T MNEfan

MIDDLETENNESSEE- 2br/2ba Manufactured
Home, 2000 Model, Like New, On 3 Acres.
Friendly Rural Small Town Setting, Fenced
Back Yard Perfect For Dogs. $99,000 Buck
Master Real Estate 931-764-0171

Gulfport Central
Title Company, Inc.
Thinking of Selling or Refinancing your Home
As A Homeowner,
Providing all ofyour
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5511 Gulfport Blvd. S.
384-LULU (5858)
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Maddy Guenther, GRI T Sell
Broker-As socia I an el1 Your Home--
Short Sale Specialist
727-656-2701 No Equity is OK!
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...Well maintained block bungalow w/3 bedrooms, art garage, large fenced backyard, split plan, inside utility, newer CHA, wiring...$129,900 OBO
...Bay View Park EsL..steps to millionn$ homes!... 2Br, IBa, lCarGar, bonus room, block, screened porch, 65x130 Ig lot, updated kitchen, CHa,...$175,000 080
..Adorable Bungalow...Custom wood touches throughout, wood floors, high ceilings, detached garage, wood deck beautiful landscaped comer lot...$149,900 0BO
...Lakefront 3 Br, 2 Ba, 2+ Car gar, very unique..surrounded by tree canopy for peaceful privacy, island fireplace, eat-in kitchen, newer windows, CHA...$224,900 OBO
St. Pete Eagle Crest...
..Ranch style, very well maintained & updated 2 Br, 2 Ba, R Room, Garage 2/balf bath, open kitchen, tile roof, new CHA, manicured 85x125 lot w/fruit trees...$199,900 OBO

NEW LISTING! Best Deal in uuiTport!
5700 21st Ave, So.
You won't believe the price on this 2 bedroom/1lbath bungalow w/ HUGE 2 car
(double bay) garage! Great workshop space. Gorgeous hardwood floors, curved
archways, CHA, Large kitchen with breakfast nook, GAS heated hot water!
Washer/dryer go w/ sale. Near to shopping, schools & beaches & everything
Gulfportl Very motivated seller. Call to see this amazing home value todayl!i

"Work with a realtor who cares about YOU!"

Realtor* a RUM
mariegmariedrew.com REMAX Preferred
727-657-1259 5801 Gulf Blvd.
www.mariedrew.com I St. Pete Beach, FL. 33706

Hampton 2br/2ba deluxe newer carpet, windows, a/c +
heating. Electric storm shutters. Beautifully furnished
including dishes, linens, tableware, etc. Perfect for own
enjoyment or rental investment. Beautiful waterviews from
this top floor unit. Pool at fingertips. Great Buy $205,000
Listed & Contracted in 14 Days Hampton 205, lbr
deluxe, new windows, pool at fingertips. Great buy
$149,000 *3
Ivanhoe 210 1 br deluxe offering beautiful windows in
Florida Room, newer a/c, beautiful Berber carpet.
Panoramic views of Pasadena Yacht Club. Steps to pool.
Unbelieveably priced at $135,000. What's the gimic?
There isn't one. Hurry don't miss this one!
JAMISON #104 1/1 deluxe 1st floor. Renovated. Truly a
doll house. $139,900 EB
AVALON #206 1Br standard, turnkey, petfriendly $139,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe renovated $179,000
DOVER #405 2/2 Standard, move-in ready, pet friendly
LANCASTER #507 2/2 standard, many upgrades,
remodeled. $167,000
EMBASSY #7071/1.5 absolutely beautiful. Pet friendly
FAIRFAX #205 2/2 standard, new kitchen, beautiful,
waterview, pet friendly. $169,000 [HaJ1:1,aJi l li[,
NOTTINGHAM #611,1 Br deluxe, bonus room, gorgeous
views. $169,900 _
LIBTE'/COnMTRACTE =-- "= --"

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007


Jim Blinn, Realtor
813-294-3395 or 727-343-3955
Open Sunday 1-3
Reduced Price 4737 29th Ave. So. S204,900
Gulfport Listin gs Needed
I'll get you TOP DOLLAR for your home
or condo, includes MLS-Internet-Open Houses


1300+ SF in Gulfport. Owner will Help with tiful 2BR/1BA with Carport, Large Fenced
Closing Costs!! $209,000. Yard and Extra Fla. Room. Move-in Ready!
Karen Eisenbrei, 727-424-8774. WEICHERT $139,900 Call Jim Tiernan with MARIE POW-
NEW NO. ST. PETE- 2BR/2BA Condo, 55+, Annual Rent of $12,000, Taxes, $1.100. Ask-
Lakeview, Walk to Shop. $139,500. 727-579- ing $95,000 or will trade for Gulfport House.
7273. 304-629-1212.
I 22 years with 34 years of
Ijt. continued Real Estate Experience .
Town Shores Plaza
5810 28th Avenue South
.Gulfport, Florida 33707 Lets Take Time
To Talk Town Shores
LEASING --------- -- Town Shores Resident
I Best Buy!, lBr deluxe, fully furnished w/carport plus laundry same floor. Don't snooze &
I lose, A steal at $144,900
2Br/2Ba condo boasts newer appliances and newer carpet. Laundry same floor. A great buy
at $139,900
1Br deluxe, convenient laundry same floor. Park at door $119,000
1Br deluxe, updated & modern furnishings, new a/c $120,000
Marina View lBr deluxe, fully furnished w/carport, laundry same floor. An ideal location
Sold "As Is" 2Br/2Ba furn w/carport, laundry same floor $150,000
IBr w/covered parking. Newer appliances, central air & carpet. Laundry same floor. Sold
"as is" can't beat the price $105,000
5th Flo IBr deluxe updated w/carport, move in condition, laundry same floor, reduced to
Customized lBr/1.5Bath w/carport, newer windows/elec shutters & additional closet. Kitty
accepted. $195,000
Next to Clubhouse lBr/1.5Ba fully furnished w/additional closet plus electric shutters.
Parking near door. Small pet accepted. Reduced to $200,000
What A View! lBr/1.5 Bath, w/newer windows w/electric shutters, carpeting, & kitchen
appliances complete with annual tenant. Small pet accepted $229,900 1
West Corner Possible 3Br/2.5Bath, (2320 sq. ft. per builder) w/carport, washer/dryer
hookups. Seller may accept trade or short term mortgage. Come see and compare. $360,000
Waterfront lBr w/covered parking, laundry same floor, no smoking ......... $1000 mo.
Marina Waterfront 2Br/2Ba updated & new kitchen appliances ................ $1500 mo.
Wide Open Waterfront 2Br/2Ba w/laundry same floor $1500 mo.
Waterfront lBr furn w/carport, laundry same floor, no smoking ...................... $900 mo.
Marina Waterfront 2Br/2Ba this is Florida $1100 mo.
Labber September 20 September 26, 2007
Gabber September 20 -September 26, 2007

Townhouse $235,000 & garage, 2Br/2Ba,
all updated.
Waterfront $509,500, 2Br/2Ba, screened
patio, garage dock.
Norma Franklin
Gail Byrnes & Assoc.




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about a whole lot more than just bedrooms
and bathrooms or landscaping and ianais.
For me, real estate is about PEOPLE.
Whether you are selling or buying, your
relationship with your realtor can make or
break the deal. I'll take the time to get to
know YOU. Call me and let's get started.

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"Your Relationship Realtor"
Cell 727-686-3767 Wawe
E-mail: Lisa@Lstoler.com
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Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

DEPUTY CITY CLERK The City of Gulfport
is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual
to compliment the Clerk's office. Duties in-
clude, but are not limited to, highly respon-
sible and advanced assistant work which
includes complex and legal responsibility in
functioning as the assistant to the City C erk
and functioning as the acting City Clerk in the
Clerk's absence. Minimum requirements: At-
tendance at a minimum of 2 night meetings
per month will be required. Graduation from
an accredited high school or possession of
an acceptable equivalency diploma, supple-
mented by courses in computer skills and
secretarial expertise. Four (4) years of re-
sponsible secretarial, administrative assistant,
or legal office experience, including computer
proficiency in word processing and desktop
publishing. Designation as a Certified Mu-
nicipal Clerk is desirable, but not a require-
ment. A comparable amount of training and
experience may be substituted for the mini-
mum qualifications. Salary range: $35,077 -
$52,616 annually with excellent benefits. The
City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity em-
ployer and proactively encourages workplace
diversity. Background/drug screenings will be
conducted. Applications accepted through
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(15) $9.00/$12.00

(19) $9.80/$12.00

(23) $10.60/$13.20

(27) $11.40/$14.80



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(8) $8.00/$12.00

(12) $8.40/$12.00

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(20) $10.00/$12.00

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1986 DODGE RAM V8- 169,000 miles.Good
Work Van. Driven Daily. Transmission Cooler.
$650 727-343-5164
Seat, Cold Air, Tow Package, CD, Leather,
Runs Great! $6900. Call Dan, 867-5000.
2000 CAMARO-Dark Blue T-Top. V-6, Great
Condition. New Tires, Alignment, Flush, Power
Doors, Windows, Seats. Alarm & CD. $7,200.


ng uncle Mike "Yes You Can!"
Ae Says In St Pete
A.H .For Over
lions 20 YEARS

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2000 Volkswagen
Cabrio GLS Convert
One owner. $8488

J 2u 4dullInc uevllle ulamonu
On-Star, leather, alloy wheels

2003 PT Cruiser Limited Sportswagon
loaded, all power, sunroof
Call for price 727-456-6095

2003 Toyota Camry LE
Premium wheels 19+, single CD, I
PW, power seat, low miles

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2 to choose from

2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
one owner, sunroof, rear DVD.
Call for special price. 727-456-6095

Dodge Grand Caravan
3 to choose from 1998 for $3988

2005 Ford Focus 2x4 SES
leather, all power, $12,599

2002 Chevrolet S-10 F
black, $10,449

Cars Bought Cash!

Junker's or Jewels

Clunker's or Gems


Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007


$150 & UP! WE BUY CARS- Running or Not.
Cash Paid. Free Pickup. 328-8004
$170 & UP
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. Title or Not.
19' TRAVEL TRAILER- All Amenities, Very
Good Condition. $6000. 742-5942.

tomon, Dark Striped Velure $400. Must See!
FULL MATTRESS-and Box spring (firm). Very
Good condition $99.95 727-384-9019.
BUNK BED SET-Solid Pine, Very Sturdy,
Desk, Dresser, Bookshelf, Toy Chest, Linens
Included, $350. 381-1285.
KING BEDROOM SET-Contemporary, Dress-
er w/Mirror, 2 End Tables, Linens Included.
PUT YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.
chairs, $225. Only used a few months 727-
KING B/R SET- Solid Wood, Armoire, 2 Night
Stands, Triple Dresser, Mirrors. $500. 384-
8135, Lv. Msg.
CHINA CABINET-Glass doors on top, middle
open shelf and enclosed bottom storage. Light
wood, Great Condition. $80.00 727-384-9261.

11 Years in Area. Jewelry, Books, Incense,
Drums, Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars &
More. Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6, 722 Pasadena
Ave. So., 345-2800.
Live Sound, Transcripts, Educational Tapes,
Demos and EP's. 727-343-8018
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
Mower, 21-inch, 6.5 HP, Rear Drive, Brand
New, $200 o.b.o. 323-8786.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
RENAISSANCE GOWN-Black Jumper, Silver/
Gold Embroidered Bodice. Silver Chain Cross-
up Front. Seams Adjust from Size 10 to 12.
Lace Blouse. Paid over $1,000. Asking $350.
3 DAY. 2 NIGHTS-Bahama Cruise Vacation
for 2. Must Sell!!! Can not go, prior obligations.
$50.00 you pay port charges 727-458-6769.
PUT YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.
WE GO THERE! 321-6965

Marina, Madeira Beach. 727-393-2090.


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1989 carver Montego
25' Cruiser(28.5 Overhaul 9.6" Beam
5.7 Mercruiser/Alpha 1 Outdrive
Repowered 1/06
C/H/A, new 7/06
6 Gal Hot Water Heater 1/07
Jensen Stereo w/CD & Remote
Recently Re-Upholstered
Camper Canvas Depth Sounder
Aft Cabin Transom Shower
Full Head w/Shower
Galley Windless Anchor
UHF Radio 36 Gal Water Cap.
Bottom Painted 1/07
Owners Manual & Maint Records
$18,500 w/Tandem Trailer
Located Pier 2 Slip 31 Gulfport Marina

$250 each. Beautiful Colors and Markings

Buying Broken Jewelry, Antiques, Collectibles,
Jewelry, Coins, Paintings, Sterling, Pottery,
Weller, VanBriggle. Appraisals. eBay sales
John Sutorius, 385-9721.
--CHp & Sav.- - - --
Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Eat. 1969

- UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 a
L -Clip & Save-- - - - -
Tackle Boxes. New, Used or Antique. Call Cap-
tain Jim 727-460-9352.

MOVING SALE-1714 60th St. So., Sat., 9/22,
MOVING SALE- Fri. & Sat. 9-3p.m. 4016
83rd St. No. Ladies Clothes Size 2X/3X, Tif-
fany Style Lamps, Fishing Rods/Reels. Desert
Rose Dishes. Everything priced to go!

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700 51ST ST S.-Sat. 9-2pm. Household,
Clothing, Tools Etc.
5814 26TH AVE. S.-Sat. 8-? and Sun. 9-1pm.
Truck tool box, Tools, Art, Plants, lots of Good
5401 27th Ave. S. In Rear.

FOUND CHICHUAUA- 9/11, Vicinity 53rd St.
& 17th Ave. 727-667-7495.
Cat. White Muzzle, Chest & Paws. Somebody's
Pet. Sweet Tempered, Dog Familiar. Somebody
is Missing a Very Nice Cat. 727-347-5716.

Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Im-
maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh
Star of the Sea, help me and show me here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
secure me into my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy
Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3)
times. Say this prayer for three consecutive
days and then you must publish and it will be
granted to you. H. J.
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who'give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I
wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you
for your mercy toward me and mine. G.E.

Call Gina at

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Deadline Tues. 5pm

Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful- vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here
you are my mother: Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
succor me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and
then you must publish it and it will be granted
to you. G.E.

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Happy Birthday

SBonnie L.
We Love You Very Much
* #
We know you are going to
# celebrate to your finest!'

-Your Sisters
Gay, Ann, Sheri

Gabber September 20 September 26, 2007

You left us on Sept 21st
2004. And I still couldn't
miss you more. Every
where I look, there's
memories of you, I look
at gour clothes and I get
blue, wishing I could see
you too.

Love Sandy

We currently offer our oil changes at $20.93 (with coupon) using Kendall oil and
WIX oil filters. We purposely do not have a fast lube bay, preferring to use our
S ASE-certified professionals for oil services instead of an untrained quick-lube
employee. We also will not use "economy" oil filters. We feel it's deceptive to use
sub-standard parts or to put someone under your car who knows nothing about it
other than where the oil filter and drain are located. Part of what you should be
getting for your oil change money is a complete periodic safety and maintenance
inspection, done with the intent of identifying and warding off possible problems.
An underpaid, unskilled quick-lube worker just isn't a good enough mechanic to
help you protect your investment.

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Reg. $30.93
Plus disposal fee & sales tax. Offer good for most cars & light trucks.
Includes Up To 5 qts. Premium Oil, Filter, Chassis Lube
& 22-Pt. Inspection. Does not include synthetic oils

CAR CARE 5801 15th Ave. S. Gulfport 727-345-7882
time of service. Fleets not included. Not valid with other offers or prior services.
Offer expires 09-26-07


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Professional Repair
By People Who Care

Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
ASE Certified Master Technicians
Over 100 Years Combined Experience
FREE Courtesy Rides Available

5801 15th Avenue South

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