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Gulfport Centennial
Group
Holds first meeting for
2010 centennial
see page 2

Deliver Meals
in Gulfport
see page 7

Boca Ciega
High School
Building Plan Approved
see page 8

Sanitation Schedule
2008 Holiday Schedule
see page 13

Gabs Question
How Does Santa
Leave Presents?
see page 19

Rush's Reality
DEET in December
see page 24

Decorations Contest
Winner
see page 25

Free Legal Clinic
see page 26

Letter to Santa
see page 63


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All I Want for Christmas...
By Shelly Wilson


Blake Daugherty, 1, hasn't quite gotten the hang of Santa's lap, but
big sister Makayla, a veteran of Caldwell Realty's Santa station, was
on hand to show him how it's done.
If you think you're overworked this time of year, imagine
what it feels like to be Santa Claus. And yet, for 32 years,
old Saint Nick has been taking time out of his busy sched-
ule to hear last-minute requests at Caldwell Realty's office
on Gulfport Boulevard. Last Friday, from 2-5 p.m., Santa
and his helpers hosted a steady succession of petitioners,
each receiving a candy cane and a picture with the "jolly
old elf'.

Tangerine Improvements


A .M .


Scheduled drainage improvements along the Tangerine Avenue Cor-
ridor and sewer repairs along adjoining streets have required some
street closures and detours in the city's northeast section. Construc-
tion is expected to continue through early 2008,


Vice Mayor

Blasts Council
By Greg Stemm
Gulfport vice
mayor John
"Ted" Phillips
continued his
harsh state- V ,'.
ments about
council dur-
ing the "other
business" sec- __
tion of the Councilmember
meeting on Ted Phillips
Tuesday, saying in his 18 years of
service he had never seen a coun-
cil that was "so divisive and so
full of back stabbing."
"I don't want anything more to
do with it," he added.
Phillips told The Gabber in No-
vember that he would not seek
re-election this January because
of what he said were lies on the
part of another city council mem-
ber. He would not name a spe-
cific individual, but alluded to the
fact that the member has a sister-
in-law who wants council mem-
ber Michele King's seat. Coun-
cil member Bob Worthington's
sister-in-law Christine Brown
has staged two unsuccessful cam-
paigns to unseat King.
On Tuesday he spoke harshly
after Worthington made a state-
ment that he had learned that
another council member was
speaking to state representa-
tives and giving them a different
view of issues surrounding Clam
Bayou than had been put forth in
various official resolutions.
"Name names. Don't just make
vague statements that someone is
talking out of turn," said Phillips.
"There is no one on this council or
in this room who has done more
for the environment than I have.
But, there is very little we can
See Phillips, page 11







Centennial Group Holds
First Meeting
It may still be two years away, but a
'group of Gulfport civic, business, po-
litical and historical leaders held an
initial meeting recently to begin dis-
cussions about how to celebrate the
city's centennial, which is in 2010.
The group included Lynne Brown,
a former city council member, local
historian and author of two books
about Gulfport's past; Lori Rosso,
president of the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce; Greg Stemm, executive
director, Gulfport Chamber of Com-
merce and city events reporter, The


Gabber Ne6Wspaper; Judy Ryerson,
Gulfport Historical Museum and
Gulfport Players; Margo Scannell,
community activist and volunteer;
Mark Epstein, community activist
and member of several past and cur-
rent city committees; Emmett Walsh,
a local architect who has been an out-
spoken advocate for preserving Gulf-
port's history; and Michele King, cur-
rent council member from Ward 2.
Lynne Brown reminded the group
that they are not an official city com-
mittee, but an ad hoc group of citi-
zens representing various commu-
nity interests.
Initial concepts include the stag-


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ing of an original musical based
upon Gulfport's history, educational
components, an' interactive website
and tying together all city and com-
munity sponsored events under the
Centennial umbrella.
"We're starting early so that we
will be ready when 2010 gets here
with a full schedule of activities and
programs that celebrate the rich his-
torical heritage that we will be cel-
ebrating in our 100th year as a com-
munity," said Brown.

Theater on the Bay
The City of Gulfport's next "Theater
on the Bay" is December 21 at 6:30
p.m. at the Recreation Field (the
corner of Shore Boulevard S. and
58 Street S.). The movie will be "A
Christmas Story" which takes place
in the 1940s. Nine-year-old Ralphie
wants one thing for Christmas an
official Red Ryder BB rifle. When
he asks his mother for the BB guln
for Christmas, she says, "No, you'll
shoot your eye out". When he writes
an essay about it at school his teach-
er gives him a C+ with a note say-
ing "You'll shoot your eye out." Cast:
Melinda Dillion, Darren McGavin,
Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella (II),
Scott Schwartz (II). Directed by Bob
Clark and Produced by Rene Dupont,
Bob Clark, Gary Goch. Rated PG.
Bring your chairs, blankets,
family and friends. The Teen
Council will provide concessions
for purchase pizza, popcorn,
soda, water and Breeze Freeze's.
And best of all, the movie is free!


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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
The $1,000 drawing will be on
Christmas day at 8 p.m. The Post
will open at 11 a.m. We will also have
karaoke at 7 p.m. So, open your pres-
ents and have dinner then come join
us for some singing, the drawing and
fun. If you don't have your ticket for
the drawing you better hurry and get
one, they are going fast.
The children's Christmas party was
a huge success, thanks to everyone
who helped out.
A special thank you to the Auxiliary
for the beautiful decorations. The
Post looks wonderful.
Friday, December 21, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entr6e will be beef tips and
noodles, vegetable, roll and butter
for $6.50.
Saturday, December 22, the S.A.L.'s
will be serving their all-you-can-eat
spaghetti and meat balls, salad and
garlic bread for $6. All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p.m.
New Year's Eve tickets are on sale
now. They are $25 per person. Dinner
will be prime rib with all the trim-
mings. Cost includes party hats and
favors and champagne at midnight.
Breakfast will be served at 12:30
a.m. The Real McCoys Band will be
here for your entertainment.
Join us every Sunday from 8:30 to 11


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.
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.
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
Saturday.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50
games are played, plus two progres-
sive cover-all games for $250. Join us


for an evening of fun and games.
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone num-
ber is 347-6085.

Players Need a Piano
The Gulfport Community Players
is in desperate need of a good piano
(either a spinet, console or grand)
for use at its Backdoor Theater.
Donation of a piano is tax-deductible
under 501C3 as the Players is a non-
profit organization. Also acceptable
are cash donations with which to pur-
chase a piano.
If you would like to donate a piano
or contribute funds, please call Gil
Perlroth at 343-8560.


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Holiday Break at the
Recreation Center
Are you in need of child care for
school aged children (K-14 years old)
this winter break? Maybe you need
a break from your little one's holiday
cheer? Then the City of Gulfport's
Recreation Center is the place for
you! We offer care from 7:45 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. (extended care until
6 p.m. extra). The cost for Gulfport
residents for the two weeks is $60
with a $15 registration fee. For non-
residents it is $120 with a $100 reg-
istration fee. There will be arts and
crafts, field trips, movies, and an
awesome New Year's Party! Children
will need to provide a morning snack
and lunch with drink every day. Make
plans to attend as space is limited.


News From VFW
Post #39
By Stacy McBeth
Hello and happy holidays to all from
everyone at VFW Post #39. Thursday
and Friday we will open at 1 p.m. and
observe happy hour from 4-6 p.m.


Friday evening starting at 7 p.m.
Wild Bill will DJ and host karaoke.
Saturday morning we open at 8 a.m.
for breakfast and the blood drive un-
til 11 a.m. Saturday night at 7 p.m.
DJ "The Almighty Sixx" will be in the
house to entertain us. Sunday the
Post opens at 1 p.m. for food, fun and
football. We will be closing at 5 p.m.
with a members only Christmas party
from 5-7 p.m. Monday and Christmas
Day we are closed. Wednesday we
will reopen at 1 p.m as usual.
We would like to send out best
wishes to everyone as they celebrate
the season. Keep our troops in your
hearts and prayers every day and
especially now. Hug your family and
friends. Thank a veteran and have a
safe holiday. See you soon. We're sav-
ing you a seat at the Post.


Charity Car Wash
Boca Ciega High School US Army
JROTC will hold a charity car wash
on Saturday, December 22 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 54th Avenue
Car Wash & Detailing Center, 6170
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Carols by
Candlelight
By Jim Minder
Our Gulfport Lions Club would like
to invite you to join us on Friday,
December 21 for our 2007 Carols by
Candlelight. We will be singing a
wide variety of both religious as well
as secular Christmas carols from 7-9
p.m. at our Club Den located by the
Gulfport Marina at 4630 Tifton Drive
S. We have secured the services of
Lions past District Governor Norman
Xanders to play our Christmas carols
on his musical instruments. Many
of you who have attended one of our
many pancake breakfasts already
know how good he is. For those of
you who have never heard Norman
Xander's music before, allow me to
tell you that your are in for a treat.
Everyone who attends our Carols by
Candlelight will also have another
special treat. We will be serving com-
plimentary punch as well as cakes,
pies, cookies and pastry treats. Many
of you will want to try Mabel's infa-
mous cherry crunch which is simply
'scrumptdelicious'.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club want
to inform you about our services to
help the visually impaired and that
this help is available to you should
the need arise.
We look forward to having you join
us for our Carols by Candlelight.
For more information, call me (Jim-
Minder) at 866-0316.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year 2008!


Teens, Looking For
Something To Do?
We have it at the Teen Night Program
located at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. The Teen Night Program
is held on Monday,. Wednesday and
Friday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for
middle and high school students up
to age 17. There is a gymnasium for
indoor sports such as basketball, vol-
leyball, dodgeball and more. There is
a game room to play pool, ping-pong,
football, air hockey, arcade games,


X-Box, watch TV and more. The pro-
gram also participates in monthly
field trips, lock-ins, cooking projects
and is supervised by three qualified
Recreation Leaders. Annual regis-
tration is $2 for Gulfport residents
and $20 for non-residents. Parent or
guardian must be present at registra-
tion and provide proof of residency.
The Rec Center is located at 5730
Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Call
893-1068.


Gulfport Municipal Election
The City of Gulfport Municipal Election of Councilmembers in Wards 1 and 3
will be held in conjunction with the Presidential Preference Primary Election
on January 29, 2008. The qualifying period for candidates ended at noon on
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 and at the close of qualifying the following candi-
dates will be placed on the ballot:


Ward 1
Rick P. Gilbert
Judy Ryerson


Ward 3
Angela L. Leiner
Robert E. "Bob" Worthington


The deadline to register to vote in this election is December 31, 2007. Please
contact the City Clerk at 727-893-1012 for more information.


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Send Cards to Wounded
Service Members
America's wounded service mem-
bers are always grateful for support-
ive cards and notes, especially during
the holiday season.
This holiday season, communities
across America are invited to mail
cards along with personal messages
of support to wounded service mem-
bers at military hospitals around
the country through a unique part-
nership between the American Red
Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc.
With supportof the U.S. Department
of Defense and Walter Reed Army
Medical Center, and with help from
Pitney Bowes Government Solutions,
the American Red Cross will collect,
review and distribute holiday greet-
ing cards to wounded military per-
sonnel. For security reasons, the Red
Cross will be able to accept only holi-
day cards, not packages. Red Cross
volunteers will receive and bundle
the cards, which will be shipped by
Pitney Bowes Government Solutions.
Then Red Cross volunteers at the
medical facilities will distribute the
cards through the holiday season.


Please address your holiday
cards to: We Support You During
Your Recovery!, c/o American Red
Cross, P.O Box 419, Savage, MD
20763-0419.
Be sure to affix adequate postage.
Cards must be received no later than
December 27. Cards received after
this date will be returned to sender.
Again, senders are reminded that
,"care packages" are not part of the
program. Send only cards and, notes.
Also, please refrain from using glit-
ter or any other inserts that would
not be appropriate in a hospital en-
vironment.

Gift Wrapping Benefits
Rescued Felines
Here's a holiday gift wrapping tip.
Let a Save Our Strays, Inc. volunteer
wrap all your presents for you. The
no-kill animal welfare group's volun-
teers will wrap gifts at Tyrone area
book stores during four days before
Christmas. A great selection of wrap-
ping paper is offered at no cost by
the book stores; wrapping talent is
provided by the animal-loving volun-
teers. All donations benefit the non-


profit organization.
Gifts will be beautifully wrapped on
Thursday, December 20 from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and on Friday, December
21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Borders
Books & Music located outside Tyrone
Mall at 6999 Tyrone Boulevard in St.
Petersburg.
Gift wrapping by dedicated volun-
teers will be available all day Sunday,
December 23 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
at Barnes & Noble Book Store, 2501
Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.
.Save Our Strays, Inc, an all-vol-
unteer. organization, is dedicated
to rehoming cats and kittens. For
more information, check www.sa-
veourstraysinc.com or call the Save
Our Strays event coordinator at
871-0888.


Parent Aide Program
Seeking Mentors
The Parent Aide Program of Help A
Child, Inc. has several parents who
would really benefit from a mentor
and role model for better parenting.
Volunteers will be trained to help a
parent understand what their chil-
dren can reasonably do for their age.
Mentors will provide information on
discipline techniques, the value of
being consistent, how to reduce and
successfully respond to stress, the
importance of good nutrition, how to
prepare a budget, how to access com-
munity resources and much more.
Call Kerri Pedersen at 544-3900,
ext. 168 or visit www.HelpAChild.
org for more information.


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Christmas Coffee
on Corey
The holiday season is upon us.
Although we are not expecting
freezing temperatures and ice or
snow during the biggest shopping
season of the year, the merchants
on Corey Avenue want to welcome
you with tempting coffees and tasty
treats while you visit downtown
St. Pete Beach. Also known as the
Historic Corey Avenue Shopping
District, the area boasts over 30
stores of unique gifts, shoes, jewelry,
clothing, cosmetics, salons, day spas,
theatre and dining.
During the 12 days of Christmas,
various shops will be offering com-
plimentary coffees, hot chocolate
and holiday snacks. You may want
to start with a grand breakfast at one
of the several restaurants open early
on Corey Avenue or stop by Lemuria
for a luscious latte or cappuccino.
But don't eat too much yet! You'll
want to visit all the unique shops on
the street before you wear out your
feet.
From antiques to boutiques, there's
much to be seen. Top off the day with
coffee and dessert at Mangia's or
Madaleina's Cottage. See a movie,
smoke a fine cigar, have a glass of
wine! What ever you do, you're sure
to have a good time!


Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council of Beta
Sigma Phi is proud to welcome a
new Ritual of Jewels chapter Alpha
Delta Gamma. This chapter has


eight members and they will receiv-
ing their rituals on January 13 at the
Elmer 0. Smith Lodge in Pinellas
Park. The new members have elected
their officers and Carol Shinske will
serve as their advisor. We welcome
these new members to our Council
and look forward to seeing them at
our various functions. For more in-
formation, please call 321-2849.

Amvets Post to Hold
New Years Eve Bash
Amvets Post 0001 St. Petersburg
is holding a New Years Eve
Extravaganza with live music by
Marty Foust and the Channel Cats.
The cost is $20 for single and $30
for a couple. Includes party favors,
champagne and a breakfast buf-
fet. Call 896-4122 for more details
on tickets for the New Years Eve
party.
The Post also has Bingo/Baringo
every Friday from approximately
7-9 p.m. followed by live music. Most
Saturday they have a live band or
karaoke. They have various meals
presented by the Son's and Ladies


Auxiliary. The last Friday of ev-
ery month the Vets host a Fish Fry
from 5-7 p.m. Col. Alan Davidson,
Commander, would like to invite
all eligible American Veterans and
family members of Veterans to visit
their post. Call 896-4122 for infor-
mation on how to become a member.
The post is located at 421 45 Avenue
South in the Coquina Key Shopping
Plaza.

Help Deliver
Meals in Gulfport
Volunteers are desperately need-
ed to deliver hot, nutritious meals
to the homebound in the Gulfport
area. Volunteering for the Neigh-
borly Meals on Wheels program is
a hands-on, front line experience. If
you have 1-1/2 hours midday to help,
you could make a real difference in
someone's life. Meals are picked up
at the Gulfport Multipurpose Center,
5501 27th Ave. So. in Gulfport and
delivered in that area.
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
573-9444, ext. 291 to start helping
your community today.


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Bogie High School

By Greg Stemm
Gulfport city council approved a
sweeping site plan on Tuesday for
Boca Ciega High School which in-
cludes construction of new classroom
and administrative facilities, plus the
reconstruction and renovation of the
six existing buildings. The plan also
calls for changes in the traffic, flow
around the building and the addition
of 235 new parking spaces.
Jim Miller, director of Neal proper-
ty, management for Pinellas County
Schools told council that when the
three phase overhaul is complete
in 2011 that the campus will have
two new buildings and over 357,000
square feet of space. Miller said that
there are currently 1936 students
who attend Boca Ciega High School,
but once the reconstruction is com-
plete there will be room for 2479.
Miller said that Phase I will consist


Plan Approved
of the construction of a new student
parking lot on the north side of the
campus, the construction of a parent
"queue" lane for student pick up and
drop off and the construction of a new
three story classroom building next to
the existing music building. Phase II
will involve the razing of existing ad-
ministration and classroom facilities
in buildings 1-12 (wings A through
F and G) and the construction of
new classroom and administration
facilities. Not all structures will be
torn down. The music building, au-
ditorium, medical magnet buildings,
library and technical building will
remain, as will the existing football
field, stadium and retention pond.
The present cafeteria will remain
until the new classroom and admin-
istration building opens. This new
school building will house a cafeteria
and the final phase of the project will


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see the razing of the old cafeteria af-
ter the new building opens.
Miller told the council that the new
building will meet Florida Statues for
hurricane winds up to 130 mph and
that the facility will be available as
a shelter during appropriate emer-
gency situations.
Boca Ciega High School was built in
1953 and the first students attended
classes in 1954. Through the years
the school has undergone a number
of improvements. New buildings
such as those that house the cur-
rent medical magnet program and
the music department were added in
later years.
"We are fortunate to be in a situa-
tion where our new school will be de-
signed around the needs of students
in today's changing high schools. Our
school will be designed to support
Smaller Learning Communities with
a focus on the Freshman Experience
and Career Pathways that lead and
support students in a career/techni-
cal certification that can be earned
in addition to a high school diploma,"
said Paula-Gene Nelson, principal.
"BCHS has partnered with the In-
ternational Center and Dr. Willard
Daggett in order to re-evaluate how
we deliver instruction to high school
students. With the support of the cen-
ter and our district experts, we are
embarking on many changes to assist
our students in reaching their high-
est potential and to exit high school
ready for post secondary education or
the workforce," Nelson added.
Miller told council that the total
cost of the project is estimated to be
$62 million.


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Light Display
Benefits Hospice
Beginning December 1 through
December 31, the public is invited
to Lights of Lake Park. This commu-
nity effort and annual holiday light
display benefits The Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast. It was created and
organized until last year by Eddie
Dow in honor of the excellent care
provided to his wife, Ruby Dow.
This year, a large group of hom-
eowners will continue the tradition
in the Lake Park Estates, 97 Street
North and 109 Avenue in Largo/
Seminole in celebration of the life of
its creator, Eddie Dow, who died this
year. The event has raised nearly
$400,000 over the years. Neighbors
in Lake Park Estates subdivision
decorate their homes with lavish
lights and decorative ornaments of
all shapes and sizes. Donations are
gratefully accepted at the event on
behalf of The Hospice to support
programs for patients and families
Load up the kids, gather friends
and take a drive to see the Lights of
Lake Park this season. It's a great
way to kick off the holidays.
The lights will be displayed during
the following times: Monday through
Thursday from 6:30-10 p.m.; Friday
through Sunday from 6:30-11 p.m.
Christmas Eve through New Year's
- extended hours for all to enjoy
from 6:30 p.m. until ?
For a map log on to our Web site
calendar at www.thehospice.org.



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Women for Sobriety
A self-help group for women with
drinking problems is held on Satur-
days at 9:45 a.m. at the Peninsula
Inn and Spa, 2937 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport. The group will learn and
practice the "New Life" program from
Women for Sobriety, a national self-
help program for women.
The "New Life" program teaches
women ways in which to cope with
life's problems. Women learn ways
to feel good about themselves. This
program recognizes that women al-
coholics' biggest need in recovery is
to find self-worth and self-esteem to
overcome the debilitating feelings of


guilt.
Women for Sobriety has self-
help groups all across the coun-
try, helping women to recover
from the devastation of alcoholism.
To join this group call Joanie Clarkin
at 347-3687. To receive the program
literature, send a self-addressed
stamped, business size envelope to
the national office at WFS, Inc., POB
618, Quakertown, PA 18951-0618.


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Between November 15th and December 31 you are entitled to change your
Medicare coverage without any penalty. This includes joining or changing the
medicare prescription drug plan and/or joining a new medicare supplement plan
including the new Medicare Advantage Plan
For a "FREE" evaluation of your options call:
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APO Shipments
If you are shipping to an APO ad-
dress the store will supply boxes and
packing material free of charge for
your shipment. The free box offer is
good year round.
All APO shipments are handled first
by the US Postal Service and then
by the military for the final delivery
overseas. All APO address shipments
require the shipper to fill out customs
form 2976A. The store stocks the re-
quired customs form and can assist
in filling them out.


Central Avenue Pack Ship Print
Center is .located at 7110 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. Call
345-8474.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
All Red Hatters along with husbands
and significant others are invited to a
cocktail social on Friday, January 4
in the clubhouse from 4-6 p.m. Bring
your favorite cocktail. Punch and ap-
petizers will be provided.
For all the snowbirds who are just ar-
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and renters) who are interested in
joining the Red Hat group, please
call Judy at 344-7558 or Marcia at
384-0188.

Overeaters Anonymous
Group in Gulfport
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12 step
program dealing with eating disor-
ders. We meet every Sunday from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Neigh-
borhood Center, 1617 49th Street S.
Contact Donna at 727-526-4082.

Seniors Vs. Crime
The St. Petersburg Seniors vs. Crime
office is open Tuesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Seniors vs. Crime
helps people who have been victim-
ized by unfair business practices or
need help settling a dispute with
a business. We are located at 330
Fifth Street N. in St. Petersburg. You
may also call and leave a message at
552-1807.

Become an
Organ Donor
Do you know what it takes to become
an organ donor? The steps are sim-
ple. Obtain the facts about donation,
make a decision and tell your family
members that decision. You could also
choose to designate organ donor on a
driver license or carry a donor card.
Today nearly 88,000 people wait for
an organ that will save their lives and
hundreds of thousands more could
benefit from tissue or cornea dona-
tion. Call LifeLink at 1-800-262-5775
to learn more.




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Phillips, from front page i
do about Clam -Bayou until we ac-
knowledge that it's St. Petersburg
that is causing the problem. If they
don't do anything about their drain-
age ditch, then the Bayou will contin-
ue to fill. It's time we started work-
ing together as a council and stop
making vague divisive accusations."
At times mayor Michael Yakes
tried to quiet Phillips, but he would
have no part of it.
"I will not be quiet Mr. Mayor," said
Phillips. "My integrity and honesty
were called into question by someone
who was out of order making accusa-
tions of note passing. That allega-
tion should have been stricken from
the record, but it wasn't. I'm tired
of people talking out of turn and
denigrating me. I've worked hard for
this city and this council and there
are others who have as well. I resent
the implication that anyone up here
is trying to torpedo efforts, especially
when they aren't naming specific in-
dividuals."
Phillips was referring to a coun-
cil meeting this fall when a member
of the audience alleged that he had
seen council member King and Phil-
lips trade a note, and alleging Sun-
shine Law violations. Phillips and
King both denied the accusations.
"If I wanted to run again, I would
win," said Phillips. "But I'm leaving
because I can't stand to work with
people who stab you in the back."
Rick Gilbert and Judy Ryerson are
vying for the seat being vacated by
Phillips. The election is scheduled
for January 29.


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wildlife. The Florida Department of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
announced recently that gift certifi-
cates may be purchased for any spe-
cialty tag in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife


Conservation Commission (FWC)
offers five different specialty license
plates. The purchase of any of these
plates helps in the efforts to preserve
and conserve Florida's wildlife and
natural habitats. Specialty plates
currently available through FWC
are the Conserve Wildlife plate with
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($25), Helping Sea Turtles Survive
plate ($23) and Save the Manatee
plate ($20). An additional $4.50 will
be added at the time of purchase for
administrative and certificate costs.
To purchase the license plate gift
certificates, visit any authorized tax
collector's office, and a credit will be
issued in the name of the gift recipi-
ent. When recipients renew their li-
cense plates and pay the regular
registration fee, they can use the gift
certificate to buy the specialty tag.
Since most tags are renewed on the
birth date of the registered vehicle
owner, these gift certificates make
great birthday presents also.
To learn more about the FWC's
specialty plates, visit www.wild-
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Tow to Go
AAA Auto Club South and Bud-
weiser will be protecting drivers on
the road thanks to 'Tow to Go' a
program that provides a confidential
ride home and tow, free of charge,
to anyone who may have had too
much to drink by simply calling
1-800-AAA-HELP. The program
runs through January 1, 2008.
AAA and Budweiser encourage in-
dividuals to plan for a safe celebra-
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choosing a Designated Driver, or
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New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Tuesday's pickup will be on Wednesday, January 2, 2008
-No yard waste pickup this week

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, January 21, 2008
No change in schedule


Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2008
No change in schedule


Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday pickup will be on Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Friday pickup will be on Thursday, July 3, 2008
No yard waste pickup this week


Labor Day, Monday September 1, 2008
No change in schedule


Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2008
No change in schedule


Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27, 2008
Thursday's pickup will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2008
Friday's pickup will remain on schedule
No yard waste pickup this week


Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thursday's pickup will be on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2008
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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Pilgrim
i o-Cngregational
fl Church
Christmas Eve
7:30pm Worship
You Are Always Welcome
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"
6315 Central Ave.
727-347-1226



Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707


Discover the
Gift of a Lifetime
This Christmas Eve First United
Methodist Church, 2728 53 Street
S. invites you to join them for two
different worship experiences. Live
Nativity service at 7 p.m. and a con-
temporary version at 11 p.m. Come
and hear how God's gift was perfect-
ly designed for you!


Spiritual But Not Religious?
Do you somellmes feel unsettled' -..
Not quite all together? Are you trying .,
to be a bit more connected to vour 4
spiritual side? Come join us '
Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and
experience the sights, sounds, touch and
taste of your senses as we explore a 11
nontraditional, reflective approach to the
contemporary issues of da ly living
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church
107 16th Ave. St. Peie Beach
(just a mile south.of the Don CeSar Hoteli r
727-360-5508 i,


PASADENA COMMUNITY

CHURCH
The Divine Journey into the human heart:
The Journey of the shepherds
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


Line Dance Class at
Gulfport Presbyterian
Gulfport Presbyterian Church,
5313 27 Avenue So. in Gulfport of-
fers two line dance classes on Mon-
day mornings. The basic beginner
class is from 9-10:25 a.m. and the
easy intermediate class is held from
10:35-noon. These classes are both
designed to be a low pressure, high
fun, low impact way to exercise. Cost
is $5 for one or both classes.
Peggy Steelman, a long time
Gulfport resident, is the instructor.
Call Peggy at 343-9304 for more in-
formation.




PRESBYTERIAN


Welcomes You
Worship & J Sunday School.......10:30 a.m.
Terrific Tesday ..................3:30-5:00 p.m.


St. Philip's Anglican Church
Traditional 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
328-9477


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Christmas Eve at
Pilgrim Church
A traditional Christmas Eve ser-
vice will be presented at Pilgrim
Congregational United Church of
Christ, 6315 Central Avenue in St.
Petersburg at 7:30 p.m. on Decem-
ber 24. The program will consist of
scripture, carols and special music. 1
Everyone is welcome. ll J
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Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday Eveninas Des
Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
Faith Plugged In for
all Contemporary 7:00p



21-5 Pinellas Point Dr. S 4:30
St Petersburg, FL 33712 7:00 P'.
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM 11:00j
Christmas Eve Supper Rev. Dr. E
Monday, Dec. 24 ev. e
with Wafer 6:30 PM
Shepard's Mass 8:00 PM
Christmas Day Mass 11:00 AM
Thrift Shop
Open Thursday-Saturday
We are collecting new & old items!

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SPCA Pet of the Week
SFreckles is a sweet Basenji. This one-year-old princess
was brought to the SPCA Tampa Bay because her for-
mer owners were moving. She has lived with older chil-
dren so we recommend her for a home with children 10
Years old and older. Freckles is housetrained. She has a
Ie lot of energy and love to give. If you have the time to give
a beautiful barkless hound, come to the SPCA Tampa
Bay, 9099 130th Ave. No. and meet Freckles!


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This week we have a cute black and white female named r. h T ad e ..tir ,]May:,ne
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Gulfport Senior Center
Daily Menu
Meals are available at the Gulfport Senior
Center. 5501 27th Avenue So., in Gulfport

Monday, DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY
SITES CLOSED
Tuesday, DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY
SITES CLOSED
Wednesday, DECEMBER 26
Oven Baked Fish Filet
Stewed Tomatoes & Okra
Cheesy Grits
Sandwich Bun/Tartar Sauce
Mixed Fruit Cup
Low Fat Milk
Thursday, DECEMBER 27
Old Fashioned Frankfurter
Baked Beans & Tomato Bits
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Coleslaw w/Shredded Carrot
Hot Dog Bun/Mustard
Low Fat Milk
Friday, DECEMBER 28
Pork Cutlet w/Brown Gravy
Hoppin Johns
Southern Style Turnip Greens
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Peach Cup
Low Fat Milk
NEW YEARS CELEBRATION


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Just in selection of new caci'e
ladies apparel at fraction
mall prices. This
compliments our large
inventory of top to toe resale
fashions where no item is
repeated.
Plus jewelry and accessories.
Along with unique gifts and
collectibles not found else
where.

Mary Go Round
6299 Central Ave. St. Pete, 33707
345-3228


St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
Anyone interested in writing,
whether a seasoned professional or
a beginner, is welcome to attend a
meeting of the St. Petersburg Writ-
ers' Club (SPWC), the oldest writers'
group in Pinellas County.
The club meets on the first and
third Thursdays of the month from
6-9 p.m. in Room 101 of the West
St. Petersburg Community Li-
brary, Eighth Avenue N. and
and 66 Street, adjacent to


St. Petersburg College.
I For more information, call Mar-
tha Dupes at 736-3355, Pat First at
397-8833 or the library desk at
341-7199.

Consign Your Art
Artists needed for consignment
art-new coffee house "George's Java
House" located in downtown St Pete.
70% payment to artist. Contact
Dottie at 327-4505.


Trouble Sleeping?



Do you struggle falling asleep (

or staying asleep?


Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg
invites you to take part in a medical research study
for people with sleep problems. ,

TO OUALIFY, YOU MUST: ,. 0
U Be 18 to 64 years of age 1
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Sleep 6 /2 hours or less per night

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Dessert Goes to the
Dogs at Elements
Elements Global Cuisine Restaurant
in Gulfport is celebrating its 1 Year
Anniversary on January 5, 2008,
and in conjunction with this mile-
stone, the restaurant will be donating
$1 from each dessert sold between
January 2 and January 31- 2008 to
"Get Rescued...in Gulfport".
"We can hardly believe how fast this
year went by and the incredible sup-
port we have received from the com-
munity, so it. is always important to
give something back when possible."
says Chef/Owner Jose Luis Pawelek.
Get Rescued...In Gulfport" was estab-
lished in 2005 with the sole purpose of
bringing together a dozen 501 (c) (3)
registered 'non profit' animal rescue
charities such as www.saveourstray-
sinc.com, www.coastalpbodlerescue.
org and www.spcafl.org. Their next
event will be held on Saturday March
1, at the Gulfport Casino on Shore
Boulevard and is expected to be five
times larger than 2007.
"So come in to Elements Global
Cuisine and finish your meal with
dessert." says Chef Jose Luis. "Even
stop by and take one home, if you can,
especially knowing that $1 will go to a
great organization." adds Catherine.


For dinner reservations: Elements
Global Cuisine, 3121 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport, 343-9894 or visit www.el-
ementsglobalcuisine.com.
For information on "Get Rescued...
in Gulfport" visit www.getrescuedin-
gulfport.com.


Sophie's Thrift Shop
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop is a mis-
sion outreach of the First United
Methodist Church of Gulfport. They
are located near the corner of 53
Street and 28 Avenue S. They are
open every Friday and Saturday
morning from 9-12. They have cloth-
ing, toys,-kitchen ware, books, bed-
ding, shoes, hats, purses, and a con-
stantly changing display of jewelry.


Linus of Gulfport
Linus of Gulfport has moved to
Gulfport Presbyterian Church, 5312
27th Ave. So. in the main social hall
every Thursday from 10-noon. They
make bonnets, blankets and boo-
ties, etc. for premature babies at
All Children's Hospital and Bay-
front Hospital. To help, call "Sam" at
322-0859.


Letters

A Beautiful Boat Parade
Dear Editor: Thanks again to the
boaters for a beautiful parade this
evening. Every year they seem to
get better and better. It takes a lot
of work to put on such a colorful boat
paradeand we- Gulfporters appreci-
ate it. Thanks.
Connie Burke


Letters to the Editor
Please keep letters to the edi-
tor as brief and to the pqint as
possible. Letters must be typed
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plain white paper or eroailed fo.
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ter per author everv.four wee'ls. All
letters are printed and edited for
length and content at. the discretion
of the editors.
The Gabber encourages and
welcomes all letters.
The views and opinions expressed
in this publication do not necessarily
represent the views of the publshr-
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The Gulfport Women's Club held their annu-
al Christmas party at O'Maddy's on Wednes-
day, December 12. Santa (John Guenther)
1U arrived and passed out candy to all the mem-
bers. The Club has been participating yearly
in Gulfport Police Department's "Operation
Santa" for years. This year the members do-
nated 107 games, toys and stuffed animals to
Operation Santa.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer
organizaiton working to better the lives of
children and seniors in Gulfport. Anyone in-
terested in joining this organization, please
call Grace at 381-8369 or send a check for $25
V made out to the Gulfport Women's Club for
an annual membership and mail to Gulfport
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On Saturday morning, December 16, mem-
bers of the GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club had a holiday gathering at the club house
on 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. The occasion was
the 3rd Annual Cookie Exchange. Although
each lady enjoyed the camaraderie and festivi-
ties of the event, the focus was also to serve
the community. After the exchange, baskets
of cookies were delivered to the Ronald Mc-
Donald House to be enjoyed by the families
housed there.
In 2008 the St. Petersburg Woman's Club
will be celebrating 95 years of service to the
community as a non-profit "hands-on" volun-
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With more than 32 million homes
decorating real trees, there is no
doubt this holiday season will bring
cheer. While it's easy to get caught
up in the holiday shuffle of dinners,
gifts and travel, safety should be at
the top of everyone's list.
The National Fire Protection
Association advises that real and ar-
tificial Christmas trees are the first
items ignited in an estimated 210
home fires annually. A dry tree can
become engulfed in flames in a matter
of seconds. Keeping fresh Christmas
trees well watered is not only vital to
the tree's decorative longevity, but
also to keeping consumers safe.

Civil Air Patrol
Pinellas Senior Squadron, Civil Air
Patrol meets every Wednesday eve-
ning, 7:30 p.m. at Albert Whitted
Airport, 8th Avenue S.E., St. Peters-
burg.

Salvation Army
Christmas Effort Stalls
The SalVation Army's annual
Christmas effort in South Pinellas
County has seen its worse decline
in over 25 years. "We are down by
almost half in our Christmas kettle
collections compared with the same
dates as last year," said Major Allen
Satterlee, Area Commander. "Our
mail appeal is off by 14%. A further
concern is that over 500 children
were left unadopted through The
Salvation Army's Angel Tree pro-
gram. In the meantime, the number
of families,seeking Christmas assis-
tance has increased by 30%."
The annual fund raiser is the larg-
est single financial drive for The
Salvation Army all year. ,Officials
project the loss of funds to be close to
$200,000. With the added demands
for services in the homeless sector
as well as local residentsincreased
needs for help with rent, utilities and
clothing the drop in donations is cre-
ating a crisis.
Asked what he attributed the de-
crease in donations to, Satterlee said
that there is an overall drop in dona4
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creased costs of fuel and utilities
that has put a squeeze on so many
families. But the drop in donations
is counter to what the Army'has
seen during tough economic times.
Satterlee commented, "Usually when
everyone is aware of the needs being
created by a rocky economy, it makes
them feel more drawn to the poorest


citizens. But we have not seen that at
all this year." Satterlee also said the
number of volunteers providing help
to the Army has also dropped.
Donations can be sent to The
Salvation Army at PO Box 10909, St.
Petersburg, FL 33733 or by calling
The Salvation Army at 550-8080.
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A divorce is a painful and difficult
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the functions and limitations of the
legal system, the process becomes
somewhat more tolerable. This arti-
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understanding of the process to help
you get through your divorce with
realistic ideas and goals.
Florida's divorce system is based on
the principle of "no-fault" meaning
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ther party believes that the marriage
is over. Generally, the causes of the
failure of the marriage are not an is-
sue in court. All that matters is that
the marriage needs to be ended.
It is not practical for any attorney
to heal the emotional wound created


by your divorce. You must under-
stand that the legal system is not a
tool for punishment of your spouse.
Indeed, the courtroom is no place for
revenge.
The best way to conclude your case
is to settle it. Through compromises
and cooperation, a settlement can
lead to greater mutual satisfaction
and reduced dislike between you and
your spouse. In most cases, negotia-
tions toward settlement can be more
productive and far less expensive
than a full-blown trial.
Every divorce is different. Your
results in a divorce proceeding may
be different from your neighbor's,
friend's, or even a relative's divorce.
You simply cannot rely upon what
happened in other cases and assume
that your results will be identical.
Cases that seem similar may, in fact,
be very different and will be treated
differently under the law.
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of a formal court proceeding, a judge
must allocate the income and assets
accumulated during the marriage.
The law is that you and your spouse
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For most people, life-styles change
after a divorce. Since divorces do not
create property or income, the court
must divide the marital resources
between two separate households.
Remember, it costs more to run two
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a settlement, you should consider
whether you can afford the Court
costs and attorney's fees to fully
litigate your case. Fees and costs in
contested cases can be quite high.
Usually, a settlement prior to trial
reduces the expenses considerably,
an important consideration if you
come to the divorce with limited re-
sources. In our next article, we will
explore child custody/visitation and
child support as part of a divorce
proceeding.

by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
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By Anne Rush


It's Christmas time in Florida and
my northern friends are jealous.
They needn't be. I think I speak
for all Floridians when I say "It's not
easy being me".
People up north get all the headlines
this time of year (i.e., three feet of
snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, airport
delays). I know it makes for great
video clips, but how in the world is
any of that really news? Latitudinal
lines aside, they live up north! It's
December! What should make news
is if this wasn't happening!
Now look at it from my perspec-
tive. Here in Florida we were eyeing
a tropical storm in December after
we got the November 30th "all clear"
from the National Hurricane Center.
That particular weather event was
unusual and worthy of news cover-
age. So see, we have noteworthy
weather down here, too.
My husband and I often sit outside
on pleasant evenings and relax. As
recent as yesterday we were still
needing to spray Deep Woods Off
with DEET on our arms and legs to
ward off the mosquitoes! Mosquitoes
in December?! That's not right. And
while we're on the subject, I'm still
treating the dog and cats with Ad-
vantage for their fleas because it was
still so hot and humid. In December!
When I visited my friend in Pennsyl-
vania this past July and it was in the
80s during the day and right about
60 at night, I had to borrow a sweat
shirt. I hate to admit it, but I've lived
down here for so long now' that if it


gets below 70 degrees anymore, I am
cold.
I confess to ribbing my friend a few
weeks back when the weather up
there was in the 40s, gray and rain-
ing. Don't recall my exact words but I
seem to remember saying something
about blue skies, 82 and sunshine.
And OK, I think I may have even
mentioned the palm tree in my front
yard. So what. I didn't mean any of
that in a mean way. Necessarily.
But even if I did, that sure doesn't
give my northern friends and fam-
ily the right to have absolutely no
sympathy for me whatsoever when I
complain about it being 39 degrees in
the morning this week. The weather
guy was talking wind chill! Not heat
indices I said wind chill!
I know their ambient air tempera-
ture is colder than mine, but they're
used to it. What they fail to under-
stand is that 39 or 42 degrees to me
would be like minus 50 to them. My
pain is very real and nothing to be
scoffed at so lightly.
My tap water is cold now, for Gods-
sakes! Not tepid, or lukewarm or
even just plain warm. It's down right
cold right out of the faucet! My toi-
let seat is really cold and I'm begin-
ning to think I won't be able to hold
it until February after all like I was
thinking of doing.
But perhaps the most painful thing
is getting dressed. I'm a cheapskate,
and so haven't bought a coat or a
sweater in the 20 years I've lived
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with long sleeves that I pull out of
my closet is circa 1985. My sweaters
are like my old friends. Yep, there's
the green one. There's the navy one.
Awww, and look! The burgundy one! I
remember that. Had some good times
in and out of that sweater, that's for
sure. Hmm.
All I know is that one night I was
spraying DEET and the next night
I was running the heat. So I'm here
to tell ya that December in Florida is
not as easy as you might think.
Why, there are even people down
here who love the colder weather. I
usually direct them to 1-95 North. So
I'm just flat out not getting any sym-
pathy from anyone anywhere.
But with this being the holiday
season and all, I'll give you all this
little gift. If you were gonna buy me a
Christmas present, I'll let you off the
hook. You see, a big screen TV can
neither ward off mosquitoes nor keep
me warm and I've got enough ugly
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Friday, January 4. Camp hours will
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after care will be provided for an ad-
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arts and crafts; movies; games;
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Christmas cards, toothbrushes, grooming sets, paperback books and braille
flags to veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital. The braille flags were designed by
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Free Legal Clinic
Community Law Program, Inc.,
is offering free legal advice at
St. Petersburg Free Clinic. The
Community Law Program, Inc.
(CLP) was established in 1990 and
consists of approximately 400 volun-
teer attorneys in the St. Petersburg
area. CLP strives to meet the needs
of South Pinellas County residents
with an income at or below 125%
of thbe Federal Poverty Guidelines.
According to CLP Executive Director
Kimberly Rodgers, the attorneys will
offer "free legal advice primarily in
expunction, restoration of rights,
consumer rights, tenant's rights and
family law."
Community Law Program attorneys
will offer advice at St. Petersburg
Free Clinic on January 3 from 5-7
p.m. and every first Thursday eve-
ning of the month thereafter. They
will also offer advice on January 24
from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and every fourth
Thursday of the month thereafter.
Financial and geographic restric-
tions apply. Appointments must be
made in advance through We Help
Services, a program of St. Petersburg
Free Clinic, as space is limited.
For more information about this
program or any services offered
by St. Petersburg Free Clinic, call
821-1200. Further information re-
garding Community Law Program,
Inc. may be obtained by contacting
Kimberly Rodgers at 582-7480.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 Third Avenue N.
and provides temporary assistance
for families and individuals in need
of the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information.


Shuffleboard Club
Seeks New Members
The St. Pete Pass-A-Grille shuffle-
board club at Ninth and Pass-a-Grille
Way (diagonal from the Hurricane) is
looking for people to join them and
have fun, meet new friends and social-
ize under the Florida sun. They meet
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
at 10 a.m. January 1 through April
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Ministry Needs
Winter Provisions
Christ the Cornerstone Church
ministry for the homeless is in need
of winter provisions. Blankets, toi-
letries, socks, sweatshirts, jackets,
canned goods and disposable razors
can be dropped of at the front door of
900 63rd Street S.

Gulfport Artists Get
Venue at Town Shores
A new outlet to display the creative
works of Gulfport's local artists and
crafters has arrived at Town Shores
Plaza. Located in the front area of
Kohl & Child...for hair is a virtual
wonderland of holiday gift ideas.
Local artists including Lota Foster,
the Wileys, Ray Shy, Kenn Dick and
Diane Kim 'deck the halls' for the
holidays. Stop by the holiday bou-
tique at Town Shores Plaza, 5804 28
Avenue S. in Gulfport and sign up
for the 1st Annual Cookie and Candy
Exchange set for December 19.


YMCA Needs
Toy Donations
The YMCA of Greater St.
Petersburg Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Christmas Program is looking for,
new, unwrapped toys to be donated
for less fortunate children in the St.
Petersburg area. Toy boxes are set
up at Anderson Lumber, Gulfport
Furniture and the Jim and Heather
Gills YMCA located on First Avenue
South.

Tickets on Sale for
"Anybody for Murder?"
The Gulfport Community Players
will open the play, "Anybody for
Murder?" at' the Hickman Theater
on January 10. The play will run for
three weeks and will close on January
27. This play is a very physical come-
dy/thriller and was written by Brian
Clemens and Dennis Spooner. One of
these writers also wrote the TV series,
"The Avengers".
Tickets are on sale now for $15
each and are available at Eileen's
Resale Boutique, the Beach Bazaar,


the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, at the door, or
by calling 322-0316 for advance sales.
For more information, visit www.
gulfportcommunityplayers.org.

Christmas Light
Display in St. Pete
The Oakdale Christmas Display
featuring hundreds of thousands of
lights operates every day from 6-10
p.m. through Thursday, January 3.
The address is 2719 Oakdale Street
in St. Petersburg. Oakdale Street
is off of Fourth Street just past 22
Avenue South.

Free Movies at
Pasadena Church
Pasadena Community Church, 220
70 Street S., shows free family mov-
ies on Friday nights. Seating and
shorts start at 6:30 p.m. Features
start at 7 p.m. On Friday, December
21, they will show "White Christmas"
with Bing Crosby.


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The Toonster? with "J & Lolita".
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Vocalist Karaoke Bob
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popu-
lation says they have nodded off for
at least a moment or fallen asleep
while driving at some time in their
life. According to the National Sleep
Foundation, driving while drowsy
may be just as deadly as driving
drunk.
If you are about to fall asleep you
will experience some or all of the
following: You yawn a lot or -need
to rub your eyes. You have trouble
keeping your eyes open and focused.
You nod and can't keep your head
up. You daydream or have wander-
ing, disconnected thoughts. You find
yourself tailgating or driving at ir-
regular speeds. You miss road signs,
drive past your turn or can't focus on
your route. You feel irritable, rest-
less or impatient. You drift off the
road and hit the rumble strips or
cross into another lane.
Pay attention to these symptoms
and make sure you pull off the road.


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RECREATION WEBSITE- www.
ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
ter.
REMINDERS & UPCOMING
EVENTS
Winter Break Child Care-Grade K-up
to age 14. Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Res. $30 per week. Non- Res. $60 per
week. Call for more details.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters must purchase a new Skate Park
sticker. Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Recre-
ation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Skaters ages 17 and under must be ac-
companied by a parent and show proof of
residency for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball -Tues. & Thurs. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gameroom-Tues. & Thurs. 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-
res.
Open Gym-Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-


Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual 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 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/
$100 non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day
program are $33 res./$66 non-res, the
3-day program are $55 res./$110 non-res
and the 5-day program are $88 res./$176
non-res.
CLASSES
Fencing-Wed., 4:30-6:30 p.m. for ages
7 to 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.
Digital Photography-Wed., 4:30-6:00
p.m. Cost is $8 per class. Call Paul at
481-5737 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.
Pencil Drawing for Youth with Curt-
Step by step techniques for completing


great drawings. Cost is $10 per class for
ages 5-17 years old. Please call 893-1079
to be place on interested list.
Stretch & Tone- Mon. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Cost is $3 per class.Bring your own
weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-Tues.,
9-10:15 a.m. Donations accepted. Thurs.
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 ses-
sion. Private lessons available. Call Jack
at 430-0690 for more info.
Writing From the Heart Workshop-
Tues., 6-7:30 pm. The cost is $14 for the
entire 8 weeks that starts Nov. 13th.
Ages 16 and up. Please call Rosalind at
381-1030 for more info.
Wonderful World of Watercolor-
Thurs., 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 relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome.
Bring a mat and water. $10 per class, $8
for 4 prepaid classes. Please call Maureen
at 381-2166 for more info.


%-Gulfport Library
WHAT'S HAPPENING @ THE LIBRARY?

Genealogy Discussion Group: Saturday, December 22
at 1:00 pm. This is not a formal class, just an opportunity
to meet and share experiences and information with others
who are interested in delving into their family history. FMI,
call Kay Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
Winter Stories with Crafts and Puppets: Wednesdays,
January 16 & 30, and Friday, January 25, 4:00-6:00 pm.
Family Fun with Stories and Crafts: Saturday, January
19, at 2:30 pm.
"You Never Call, You Never Write!"- A History of the
Jewish Mother: Wednesdays, January 9 and 23 at 1:00 pm.
Sponsored by local chapter of Brandeis University National
Women's Club.
Socrates Cafe: 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." Thursday, January 10 at 10:00 am. and
Friday, January 25 at 6:00 pm.
CoffeeTalk: Our 13th annual series of monthly book dis-
cussions continues with Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
Fielding. Join us for coffee, light refreshments, and lively
conversation on Thursday, January 17. Coffee is ready at
9:30 am., discussion starts at 10 o'clock. Discussion guides
are available, copies of the book may be reserved at the Ref-
erence Desk.
Short Stories Discussion Group: Monday, January 28 at
1:00 pm. Sponsored by local chapter of Brandeis University
National Women's Club.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesday
mornings, 9:15 am-Noon.
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By appointment only-
-contact Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
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 over 6,500 books, audio books, music CDs,
and videos each month? ... we research and answer over 650
information questions each month? WELCOME to everyone,
especially the 48 individuals who signed up for library cards
in the last month--we're here to serve you morning until eve-
ning Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday!

IT'S ALL HAPPENING @ THE LIBRARY!


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lli^ ce City Sponsored Activities

Se vices in the Communi ty



Senior Center 550s 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


Italian Theater Performance-Come
join us for an evening of entertainment
by the Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg in the Hickman Theater on
Thurs. Jan. 31st at 7pm. Tickets: $5.00.
Free refreshments provided following
performance. Free transportation for
Gulfport seniors.
Happy Holidays!-The Senior Center
and GEMS will be closed on Dec. 24, 25,
31 and Jan. 1. Staff and volunteers would
like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!
Sold Out! Holiday Dinner Party!-Our
Holiday Dinner Party tickets for Fri. Dec.
21st are now sold out! Special thanks to
JSA and Humana, Inc. for sponsoring this
event as well as the City of Gulfport, the
Gulfport Senior Center Foundation and
Lee Jay Nelson who will provide free en-
tertainment in the Hickman Theater fol-
lowing the dinner. Also, special thanks to
volunteers Pam McGinnis, Rita Thomp-
son and Betty Reith who have been busy
with special projects to make this a very
special occasion for all.
Loose as a Goose-Come join our lively
exercise class with Lee Jay Nelson every
Tuesday at 5:15pm. Much fun and laugh-
ter!
Quilting Club-The Gulfport Quilting
Club is a fun and active organization that
meets every Tues. at 10am. Newcomers
welcome.
Computer Assistance-Would a little
one-on-one computer training help you?
Learn how to e-mail & research info.
Must be a registered member of the Se-
nior Center. Call for appointment. Free.
Medicare Advantage Plans & Medi-
care Part D: All are invited to two pre-
sentations on Medicare Advantage Plans
and Medicare Part D. Secure Horizons
by United Healthcare and Evercare will
present on Thurs. Dec. 20 at 10am. Hu-
mana will present on Wed. Dec. 26 at
1pm. Learn about the benefits that each
offers. Please call to let us know if you
will be attending one or both events.
Health Insurance Questions?-Do you
have questions regarding Medicare Eligi-
bility/Enrollment, Medicare Health Plan
Choices, Medicare Appeal Rights, Medi-
care Supplemental Policies, or Health
Insurance billing problems, etc? One-on-
one help is offered every Tues. 9am-noon.
Call the Senior Center for an appoint-
ment.
55 Alive Driving Class-Class-
es are held on the first two Tues-
days of every month, 12:30-
4:30pm Fee: $10. Must attend both class-


es. Pre-registration required. Call Jim at
367-4038 to register for the January
classes.
Diabetic Support Group-Come join
our Diabetic Support Group every Mon.
at 10am and learn how to control your
diabetes.
Beginning Bridge
Tuesday, 1:30pm with instructor Marie
Wemett (No Classes in Dec)
Wednesday, 6:30pm with instructor
Bernie Wright
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 10am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents
Bingo!!!-Enjoy Bingo every Friday at
1pm. Free. Also, donations of new or gen-
tly used items would be greatly appreci-
ated. (No Bingo on Fri. Dec. 21st)
More Flu Shots-Flu shots will be avail-
able one more time on Tues. Jan. 8 at
1:30pm. Flu Shots: $25. Pneumonia: $40.
Courtesy of Pinellas County Health De-
partment.
Hard of Hearing Support Group now
meets every first and third Monday at
2pm.
Young & Restless Seniors- 2nd Tues.
at 7pm. Newcomers welcome.
Art Workshop-Come and join our after-
noon Art Workshop every Thurs. at 1pm.
Bring your own art supplies and enjoy
the company of other artists. (No instruc-
tor).
English as a Second Language-Im-


prove your English skills by joining our
ESL Class on Wed. Jan. 23, at 1pm.
Free.
Nutrition Series-Come join us for a se-
ries of 12 informative and interesting nu-
trition classes starting Monday, Jan. 28
at 1pm. Some cooking demonstrations.
Great reviews!
Mini-Health Fair and Walking Event-
Mark you calendar now for our Mini-
Health Fair and Walking Event planned
for Fri. Feb. 8, 9am-noon. Walkers will be
needed to help raise the awareness of the
importance of Senior Centers as well as
our Senior Center Foundation. Call and
let us know if you would like to partici-
pate. Watch the Gabber for further de-
tails.
Coming Soon: Full Service Luncheon
and Seminar-Tickets are now available
for a full service luncheon at the Casino
on Wed. Feb. 27th at 11am. There will
be a presentation on Reverse Mortgages
by Bank of America as well as entertain-
ment. Tickets: $1.00 to benefit the Senior
Center Foundation. Call for more info.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./89s3-070
Exercise Class-Wed., 1:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sun., 6:30 p.m.,
www.oapinellas.org




HICKMAN
THEATER
OF GUL.FPORT
550s 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
A Christmas tribute to
LUTHER VAN DROSS
by "POETIC"
Thurs., Dec. 20 8 p.m., $15

"FOREVER YOUNG DANCERS"
Sat., Dec. 29 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 2 p.m.
A mid-life crisis has never been
something to laugh about...
until now!
Tks $15, Seniors 65+ $12.50
Art Exhibit by Jane Rivers


GULFPORT
CASINO
BI I.ROOM
5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
Ho&lay Baffroom Dance Parti
featuring SIG HARDER'S BAND
Sun., Dec. 23, 6-10 p.m., $8

Wed. SWING DANCE
7 p.m.-12 a.m., $7
www.SwingTime.info

Pre-New Years Eve Party
Social & Ballroom Dancing
featuring ELLIS HALE'S BAND
Sun., Dec. 30, 6-10 p.m., $8

New Year's Eve
Swing Dance!
Mon., Dec. 31
8 p.m. -1 a.m., $15
No partner necessary!
Tickets available M-F 9-5
At Casino
www.SwingTime.info
www.ci.gulfport.fl.us
click on Casino


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Let it Glow,
Let it Glow.
By Shelly Wilso.
Gulfport's Art Walks are j.
always festive, but in De-
cember they're downright -
dazzling. Last Saturday
it seemed that everyone
had gotten into the Holi-
day spirit, with bands
playing Christmas tunes,
and the city's new tree Fl
displays lighting up the
streets. Shoppers perused
the galleries and kiosks
along the sidewalk, and,
in spite of the seasonably .
warm weather, you could .-
almost imagine carolers
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the distance. Boulevard at last Saturday's Stroll. This angel offered a
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Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Open House
December 6 wvas a lovely wind
still evening and a large group of
citizens arrived in front of City
Hall where chairs were set up.
At exactly 6:30 Mayor Holmes
welcomed all, thanked the vari-
ous city departments for all their
work and introduced the commis-
sion members. He remarked that
Santa would be arriving shortly
and sure enough, whistles blew,
bells rang and a fire engine arrived
with Santa. After saying "presto"
the large Christmas tree became
all lit up. Everyone walked inside
to City Hall where colorful tables
were set up and all sorts of cook-
ies, cup cakes, coffee, egg nog, ice
cream and sodas were arranged for
everyone to help themselves. Vari-
ous Christmas carols were sung
and the' little ones all clapped and
enjoyed all the songs. The evening
ended in a happy mood as people
slowly walked home.
Boat Parade
The boat parade took place two
days later. It also was a beautiful
evening and the colorfully decorat-
ed boats received lots of applause
and excited cries. There were 15
boats and the crowd of about 50
viewers enjoyed the refreshments
of hot coffee and clam chowder do-
nated by Leverocks and Greek sal-
ad from.Spiro's around a bonfire. A
good time was had by all.
Best, of Lights Contest
The Best of Lights contest was
won by Rally Store #133 on Pasa-
dena Ave. They will receive a cer-
tificate to that effect. A sign posted
on their property will let everyone
know of their big win.


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New Radio
Network for Children
A new non-profit radio network
geared for children under 12 years
of age began broadcasting earlier
this week on the internet. Rummi
Radio becomes the first network
to exclusively program for young
children at www.RummiRadio.com.
the network is named after Rummi
the Parrot, who has been entertain-
ing children in the Caribbean and
Florida since 1997, both in person
and via his website, www.Rummi.tv
and www.Rummi.com. -
Rummi Radio creator, David
Phillips, explained, "Our format is
designed to build the self-esteem of
young children while being educa-
tional and fun. Because we are on
the internet, we teach our listen-
ers how to be safe online, as well as
teach fun facts about the environ-
ment, wildlife and more."
The new network is broadcasting
24 hours a day, seven days a week,
but the featured radio program airs
weekdays from 3-7 p.m. with host
Captain Dave, Rummi the Parrot
and co-star Hannah Banana. this
show encourages children to call an
automated phone line that allows
children to record their voice and is
then inserted in the show. Phillips
said, "This is truly radio for kids and
we want to make children the stars
of the show. This is old time radio,
with old time values for today's chil-
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Mentor a Child
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteersfor its mentoring pro-
gram. Volunteers are matched with
children who need a positive adult
role model. Many of the children are
in foster care or live with a single
parent who is going to school and
working. There is a special need for
volunteers for children of all ages.
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.


No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities such
as reading, fishing, baking, teaching
a craft or visiting a park with a child.
We have children throughout Pinel-
las waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a last-
ing difference in the life of a child,
call Beverly at 479-1841 or Bonnie
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Gulfport Beach November

Water Quality Report
By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality in the waters off
Gulfport Beach. The City has contracted with the City of St. Petersburg for
the tests.
Every month The Gabber publishes the results of those tests. If, at any time,
the tests show that the water quality poses a health risk, the City of Gulfport
will issue a Health Advisory. The City typically receives test results within a
week of taking the sample.
Sample Enterococcus Fecal Coliform
Date
November 6 2 11
November 13 2 11
November 20 8 33
November 20 8 33
November 27 1 11
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus and fecal coliform.
Scientists consider enterococcus a common bacteria found in animal and hu-
man intestines, and, resultingly, in human and animal excrement. Federal
standards used to require agencies to measure water quality by the amount
of fecal coliform along public beach waters but recently have replaced fecal
coliform with enterococcus as the standard. Fecal coliform also comes from
the waste of warm-blooded animals, including humans.
The City of Gulfport currently tests for both types of bacteria. Test results
will help classify Gulfport Harbor as "good", "moderate", or "poor". Enterococ-
cus of less than 35 parts per 100 milliliter and fecal coliform of less than 199
per 100 milliliter of saltwater indicate good water quality. For more informa-
tion, contact the City of Gulfport at 893-1000.
You can reach Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com



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Drivers Needed for
Road to Recovery
Cancer patients in the community
need help to get to chemotherapy and
radiation treatments. The American
Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery"
program is in need of volunteers who
are willing to drive cancer patients
to and from their life-saving cancer
treatments. Schedules are very flex-
ible.
"Since I do not own a car or have
any relatives within 600 miles, your
volunteer drivers and the transpor-
tation service are the greatest. And
since I don't have to be anxious or
nervous about getting to my chemo-
therapy treatments, it's making a big
difference in my health," says one
cancer patient undergoing chemo-
therapy.
Training, maps and directions are
provided to those who want to vol-
unteer their time. Requirements in-
clude having a safe driving record,
a valid driver's license and a vehicle
that is in good working condition.
For more information about being
a Road to Recovery volunteer, call
Cindi Crisci at 812-7028.

Join
Lawn Bowling Club
The St. Petersburg Lawn Bowling
Club meets November through April.
The Club welcomes new members
and guests with free instruction and
equipment every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday at 9 a.m. at the Historic
Mirror Lake Recreation Complex ad-
jacent to the Sunshine Center at 536
Fourth Avenue N. There is no initial
charge to get acquainted with this
fun, relaxed outdoor activity. Wear
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The Dangers of
Carbon Monoxide
The Gulfport Fire Department
would like to alert the public to the
dangers of carbon monoxide, some-
thing of special concern in colder
weather. As the mercury falls, the
Gulfport Fire Department reminds
residents to take precautions to
prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poi-
soning. As temperatures drop, the
potential for CO poisonings and
deaths rise.
Exposure to high levels of CO, even
for short periods, can kill you. You
cannot see, smell, or taste carbon
monoxide. Gasoline, natural gas,
kerosene, charcoal, and wood all
produce carbon monoxide. Inside
you home, CO can come from a gas-
fueled furnace, gas water heater, gas
clothes dryer, gas ranges, kerosene
space heaters, portable generators,
gas or charcoal grills, fireplaces, or
wood stoves. CO levels can rise to
fatal levels when home appliances
fall into disrepair or get used incor-
rectly. Anyone who thinks they have
symptoms of CO poisoning should go
outside immediately.
Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
include: fatigue, chest pain, impaired
vision and coordination, headaches,
dizziness, confusion and nausea.
How to prevent carbon monoxide
poisoning: Install and use fuel-burn-
ing appliances according to mranu-
facturer instructions. Have exhaust
ventilation systems, including chim-
neys, flues, and vents inspected an-
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includes fireplaces. Avoid using un-
vented gas or kerosene heaters in
enclosed spaces, especially sleeping
areas. Never leave an automobile
running in a garage, even with the
garage door open. Install CO alarms
inside the house. You can get these
at most home improvement stores.
Never use a portable generator in-
doors, including in homes, garages,
crawl spaces, sheds and other en-
closed or partially enclosed areas.


Share Your
Patriotism
Little Hometown Soldiers is in
need of a producer/songwriter to
work with a new group of teens and
young adults to help them compose
patriotic contemporary songs. Call
Elaine at 327-5992 or visit www.
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Do you suffer from widespread

musculoskeletal aching and fatigue?
The Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
is currently conducting a research study to determine
how well an investigational medication
taken at night for fibromyalgia may
relieve your pain.

You Must:
Be Over 18 years of age
Experience widespread body
aches and pains for at
least three months
Be able to complete
questionnaires
and other study
procedures

Participants will be in the study for 27 weeks and they will
receive study related medical care, study related medication,
and study related testing all at no cost. Participants may also
receive compensation for their time and travel up to $900.00.
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The St. Petersburg Little Theatre
will hold auditions for "The Last
Night of Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry.
From the Pulitzer Prize winning
author of Driving Miss Daisy; an in-
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community life, delightfully humor-
ous, romantic and insightful.
Auditions will be held Monday
and Tuesday, January 14 and 15 at
7 p.m. at the theatre, 4025 31 Street
S. in St. Petersburg. They are seek-
ing a cast of two women, 40 to 50;
one man, 40 to 60; two women, 18
to early 20s and two men, 20 to 30.
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March 16.
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Be A Safe And
Smarter Boater
Do you want to boat responsibly?
St. Petersburg' Sail and Power
Squadron will be offering its seven-
week Squadron Boating course to the
general public starting on Monday,
January 7 at the St Petersburg
Sailing Center, Demens Landing.
The course includes legal and
safety requirements, trailering,
lines and knots, waterway signs,
weather, rules of the road, introduc-
tion to navigation, nautical charts
and much more. The course satisfies
Florida's education requirement for
boaters under age 21.
For registration and information,
leave a message at 565-4453 or visit
www.boating-stpete.org.

Grief Support
Group to Meet
GriefShare will meet on Sunday
mornings from 10:30 until noon
starting January 6 through April 6.
Anyone is welcome to meet in the
Fellowship Room at Cornerstone
Community Church, 6745 38 Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. For more infor-
mation or brochures, call the church
at 343-7747.
Each of the 13 sessions include a
DVD featuring top experts on grief
and recovery subjects. Begin at any
session each is "self-contained".

Town Shores Bocce
What an interesting week we had
December 10-13. The weather was
great along with the games that were
played.
Scores for the week were: Gro/
Fax 2, Hampton 1; Manchester 2,
Ivanhoe 1; Lancaster 2, Chatham
1; Buckingham 2, Nottingham 1;
Jamison "B" 2, Eton 1; Kenmore 2,
Embassy 1; Diplomat 1, Dover ,2;
Jamison "A" 2, Windsor 1. Hampton
remains in First Place, Kenmore is
in Second, and Diplomat, Gro/Fax,
Manchester and Nottingham are all
tied for Third Place.
We will be on a holiday break for
two weeks and play will resume on
January 2. Happy holidays to all of
you and we will see you in January!


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Free
Concert In the Park
The City of St. Pete Beach Recreation
Division will be hosting free "Concert
in the Park" on Friday, December
21 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the music of
"Sound Wave". Bring a picnic to en-
joy the music under the stars. Soft
drinks will be sold to support our
troops.
For more information about city
events and activities, call 363-9245
or visit www.stpetebeach.org.


Depression
Recovery Workshop
DBSA Feeling Better About
Ourselves (FBAO) announces
"Opening my Toolbox of Recovering"
a workshop dealing with depression
and bipolar illness. Emphasis will
be on coping skills, positive think-
ing and relationship. Workshop
will be held on January 5 from 10-2
p.m. at The Gathering Place, 5771
Roosevelt Boulevard in Clearwater.
Donation of $5. For reservations call
822-3480 or email to les@FBAO.ORG.
* *


Thursday 12-20 Baked Ham, candied yams and broccoli with cheese sauce
'Friday 12-21 Chicken Pompeii, rice pilaf and peas
Saturday 12-22 Fettuccine Alfredo
Monday 12-24 Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti
Tuesday 12-25 Merry Christmas!! Closed today, open tomorrow 11am
Wednesday 12-26 Country Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy & green beans
Thursday 12-27 Eggplant a la Parmigiana with Spaghetti

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Volunteers Needed for
St. Pete's First Night
First Night St. Petersburg, the
Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
of the Arts is in need of volunteers.
Family-oriented festivities include
music stages, entertainment, dra-
ma, dance, games, art, fireworks
and more. Volunteers are needed
to, sell and check admission buttons
and help with activities such as the
Tattoo Parlor, the Bubble Stomp, the
Bubble Blast, the Burning Boat and
other special events. .


For more information call 823-8906
or email firstnightstpete@verizon.net
for an application.


College
Financial Aid Myths
Don't believe these college financial
aid myths.
Myth #1: You can't afford college.
The truth is most college students re-
quire some form of financial aid. Don't
ignore college because of its "sticker
price".
Myth #2: You have to be very poor,


very smart or very talented to qualify
for financial aid. Financial aid comes
in many forms such as the federal
government, the college or university
itself, a parent's employer and others.
When you take the time to explore all
the possibilities, you will be surprised
as to what services you may receive.
Myth #3: You can get more scholar-
ships by paying someone to search
for you. Scholarship scams are ev-
erywhere. Beware of any group or
individual that guarantees a schol-
arship if you pay a fee. Check out
www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org
for more information.
Myth #4: My child will pay for col-
lege, so my salary doesn't matter.
Most need-based financial aid is
based on parents' income and assets.
The FAFSA form, available online
at www.fasa.ed.gov asks for infor-
mation similar to what you ned for
your income taxes. After submitting
FAFSA, you'll receive a report that
shows how much the government ex-
pects you to pay.
Myth #5: You can wait until you get
accepted to a college before worrying
( about financial aid. Most financial
aid is doled out on a first-come, first-
served basis. No one should wait to
get started. Looking for financial aid
probably isn't a teen's idea of a good
time, but it is better than graduating
from college in debt.


Town Shores Tai Chi
Tai chi classes meet every Monday
at 9 a.m. in the clubhouse auditorium.
Instruction includes the foundation
exercises and the first 17 moves of the
tai chi set. Emphasis is on the many
health benefits derived from the exer-
cise as well as each mpve of the set.
Wear sneakers or shoes that will not
Flip off. There is a suggested dona-
tion of $1 per class which goes to the
Taoist Tai Chi Society. Call Marjorie
Grudzinski at 345-6708.


Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg West
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
West meets at the Gulfport
Neighborhood Center, 1617 49 Street
S. in Gulfport every Wednesday at
7:45 a.m. Guests are welcome and a
full breakfast is served.
For more information, call Susan
Taylor, President, at 480-3730.


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Budget Blinds Celebrates 5th Anniversary


By Cathy Salustri

Budget Blinds of
St. Pete Beach
announced
todau that it will
proudly celebrating its
5th year in business.
"We are thrilled to
be celebrating five -
years of service in the
community," said Matt
Butcher. "We have
served thousands of
customers in our five
years of operation it's
been ai maing."
Matt Butcher and
Len Sturm offer their
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Budget Blinds of St. Pete Beach
hb'an operation in 2003; and isowned
and opcrated] by St. Petersburg
residents ,Matt and Len. Matt and
Len operate a local business, but
Budget B ind. is a national company
that backs all their local businesses.
Matt and Len own and operate one
of Budget Blinds' 1200 individual,
window covering companies.
Here's how the process works:
once you pick up the phone and call
Budget Blinds. A style consultant
comes out to your home (this doesn't
cost you anything) and essentially
brings a store to your home.
Once the style consultant arrives,
they let you browse through samples
of their blinds, shutters, draperies,
wood blinds, honeycomb shades,
roller shades, vertical blinds, woven
woods, and panel tracks. Each
sample book contains photos. fabric,
and material samples so you can see
exactly what you get with each of
their window co-vring?-.
After. you select, the window
treatments you want for your home,
the style consultant gives you a
free estimate that includes price as


Is sends a style consultant (armed with styles and color,
measuring and installation- which they guarantee.


well as a time frame on delivery.
The estimate includes ev'rythin.-
ordering, measuring, delivery, and
installation- they don't have any
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Once the blinds and windows
arrive, Budget Blinds comes back
and installs the window treatments.
They always send a company
employee- never a subcontractor or
another company.
Budget Blinds proudly serves
homeowners and- businesses in
the Pinellas County area, riffering
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Gulfport Whys
Have you got a question?
E-mail your request to News@theGabber.com
By Cathy Salustri
Q: Every year Gulfport has a holiday decorations contest, which got The Gab-
ber staff to thinking about holiday decorations and lights. Where did the tradi-
tion of holiday lights originate? Why do we hang lights on Christmas trees and
outside our homes?
A: We had to search beyond Gulfport for an answer to this one. We finally
found our answer on the web. According to Mary Bellis on About.com (and sev-
eral other web sites), here's how we went from the birth of Jesus to overloading
our breakers every December:
"The tradition of using small candles to light up the Christmas tree dates back
to at least the middle .of the 17th century," Ellis writes. "Candles for the tree
were glued with melted wax to a tree branch or attached by pins."
But why did people put candles on Christmas trees? According to Christmas-
Tree.com, the tradition goes back to the early 16th century, when Martin Lu-
ther, walking through snowy woods, "was struck by the beauty of a group of
small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moon-
light." Once he got home, he wanted to share the beauty of the evening with
his children, so he put candles on their Christmas tree to illustrate his story.
The tradition started there, but with the advent of electricity, things got much
easier.
"In 1882, Edward Johnson lit up a Christmas tree in New. York City with
eighty small electric light bulbs," Ellis's article continues. Johnson also cre-
ated the first string of electric Christmas lights. Within the decade, stores had
started decorating trees with those strings of lights. As you may well imagine,
once stores started marketing the lights, 400 years of tradition hit the big time,
and within the next hundred years, the candles had given way to tiny twinkling
lights, followed by strings of the same lights for outdoors. So, no, Christmas
lights outside aren't put there to give Santa landing lights (although that's
my favorite, if unsubstantiated, theory) or to attract Santa's attention to your
home. It started as a father's way to share the beauty of a winter's evening
with his children, and when we hang lights on our tree or roof, we continue his
tradition.
Something to smile about when you get your December power bill. Merry
Christmas from all of us at The Gabber!


Guardian ad Litem
Needs Volunteers
The 6th Circuit Guardian ad Litem
office has launched a major initiative
to recruit over 200 new volunteers
to be the voice for close to a 1,000
children who have been abused, ne-
glected or abandoned in Pinellas and
Pasco Counties.
As a child's advocate, a Guardian ad
Litem visits the child every month,
becomes familiar with the child's case
and makes recommendations to the
court to help ensure the child has a
safe, caring and stable environment.
The average time needed is four to
six hours a month.
Guardians receive 30 hours of train-
ing and ongoing assistance to help
them make a positive difference in
the lives of children. To volunteer
and arrange to attend a brief orien-
tation, call 1-866-341-1425. For in-
formation and an application go to
www.guardianadlitem6.org.

Genealogy and
Family History
A free series of talks on genealogy
and family history are held on the
second Saturday of every month from
10-11 a.m. at the West St. Petersburg
Community Library, Gibbs Campus
at the corner of Eighth Avenue N. and
67 Street. Call 341-7174. Speakers
are Susan Hickok and Charlie
Grandmaison. For information call
Susan at 344-1762 or Charlie at
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Don't know if you went to the
Friday Art Walk inr downtown
Gulfport on December 7. A lot of
people did, including this writer. And I
have to say that what I saw there was
- excuse the hyperbole impressive, at
least to me and, I'm pretty sure, to other
people as well. Matter of fact, the whole
year has been pretty impressive.
It started in the spring with Spring
Fest.
If you remember, the City of Gulfport
rolled back its millage rate on property
taxes 10 percent last year in response
to complaints from residents and local
business owners. That roll back had an
impact on this year's budget, of course,
forcing cutbacks.
It turned out that one of the ways the
Leisure Services Department was go-
ing to cut back its costs was to elimi-
nate this year's Spring Fest, which, in
recent years, the city had been sponsor-
ing pretty much on its own including
picking up the tab.
When word of this cutback began to
spread early this year, the Chamber
of Commerce stepped up and offered
to take over sponsorship of the event,
with some aid from the city and from
the Downtown Merchants Association.
The offer was accepted and, boy, did it
make a difference.
Spring Fest was the biggest and best
event in years, maybe ever. There
seemed to be more of everything: more
vendors, more food, more music, more
entertainment, more stuff going on.
And there seemed to be more people on
the street, too, which is the point, isn't
it? For the first time in recent memory,
it truly felt like a festival.
So, how do you top that?
Somehow, they did. Gecko Fest, on
Saturday of Labor Day weekend, was
even bigger and better than Spring
Fest. The word that kept going through
my head was "amazing." The event was
truly amazing.
Gecko Fest was another annual event
that was sponsored primarily by the
city. And actually, as I remember it, it
got its start because of an accident.
One Fourth of July, back some time
Gabber December 20 December 26,


Amazing things

are happening in

downtown Gulfport

Roger Turner
VIEWPOINT

in the 90's, our annual fireworks dis-
play met with a semi-disaster. Part of
the fireworks blew up, accidentally of
course, about an hour or so before the
scheduled event. So at 9 o'clock, the
fireworks display was about half as
long as it was supposed to be.
The fireworks company felt bad about
the accident, so they offered us a free
Labor Day weekend fireworks display,
which the city accepted. And it proved
to be popular enough that the city con-
tinued the event for several years. It
was discontinued eventually, but, by
then, Labor Day festivities had grown
up around it. Those festivities eventu-
ally became formalized as Gecko Fest,
sponsored by the city, I'm sure with
the assistance of the downtown mer-
chants.
When the city decided to stop being the
primary sponsor of Gecko Fest a couple
of years ago, the Downtown Merchants
Association stepped in to keep it going
for obvious reasons. It brought people
downtown, which meant business for
downtown businesses. So Gecko Fest,
with the help of the Chamber of Com-
merce and the city, continued.
But this year, it didn't just continue, it
expanded exponentially. It wasn't just
bigger, it was huge.
There were more vendors than ever,
lining both sides of the street from the
Library to the Casino. There were more
musicians than ever, playing every-
where not just in front of the Casino.
There were street performers of all
kinds all along the street all day long.
There were all kinds of special events.
And lots and lots of food, of course.
More of everything, including media
attention.
And right in the middle of the event
was a Kia Motors tent, complete with
Kia test drives and $20 gas cards. They
were a big sponsor of Gecko Fest, as
were Bright House and the St. Peters-
burg Times and Geico. All of' them do-
nated money and/or promotion, which
helped to make the event bigger and
better.
And boy, did people turn out. It was
the biggest crowd I can remember ever
2007


seeing here estimated at 15,000 but
who knows?
My strongest memories of the event are
turning the corner from 28th Avenue to
Beach Boulevard on foot and seeing the
rock climbing wall and all the vendors
and knowing, immediately, that this
Gecko Fest was different. And being
startled by four "pirates" swaggering
up the street (yes, swaggering) and oc-
casionally firing their pistols (blanks,
of course) into the air. And hearing a
drag performer sing a Spanish song
outside the window of the restaurant
where we were having dinner. Yes, this
Gecko Fest was different.
Which brings us to the Art Walk two
weeks ago.
Sometime between Spring Fest and
Gecko Fest, the Chamber of Commerce,
the Downtown Merchants Association,
and the Waterfront Redevelopment
Advisory Board approached the City
Council with a request to spend money
from the Waterfront Redevelopment
Fund on some improvements in the
downtown business district. The im-
provements included pads, built from
pavers, along the side of the street to
accommodate vendors, musicians, etc.;
electrical outlets along the street so
that those vendors could have electric-
ity, and lights in the trees lining the
street. Those improvements were ap-
proved.
And have now been installed. The De-
cember 7 Art Walk was the first event
to take place on the street since the
improvements were completed. And,
boy, what a difference they make. The
street not only looks more festive with
all the lights, but it feels more festive.
There were vendors selling arts and
crafts along the street on almost all of
the new pads. The whole street felt like
it was part of the Art Walk. There were
things to see and do everywhere, not
just at the Art Village Courtyard and
in the block adjacent to the Casino. It
felt like a festival, another festival.
Even the Tuesday morning market at
the Courtyard is beginning to feel more
like a festival. The recent morning I
was there, they had most of the booths
out on the street and even a musician
across the street on one of the new
pads, playing his music all morning.
The people who are creating all this
activity, mainly the Chamber of Com-
merce and the Downtown Merchants,
are promising more in the coming
months. I can hardly wait to see what
they come up with next.

TurnerViewpoint@aol.com












AiiEVE'l




Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 12/7
Domestic Verbal- 1300 Block of 60th
St. So.
Burglary- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 Block of 58th
St. So.
Criminal Mischief- 1000 Block of 49th
St. So.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 900 Block
of Gray St. So.
Battery- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Vessel Stop(s)- Boca Ciega Bay.
Burglary Alarm- 4600 Block of 27th
Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal-1300 Block of 52nd
St. So.
Saturday 12/8
Burglary- 700 Block of 51st St. So.
Stolen Vehicle- 5000 Block of Jersey
Ave. So.
Domestic Battery- 5300 Block of 12th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 Block of
13th Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 900 Block of Free-


mont St. So.
Drunk Driver- 5700 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Burglary- 5900 Block of 19th Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 800 Block of
Gray St. So.
Attempted Stolen Vehicle- 1800 Block
of 56th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 Block of
49th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 Block of
17th Ave. So.
Battery- 2900 Block of 50th St. So.
Sunday 12/9
Noise Complaint- 5200 Block of 17th
Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 Block of Es-
sex Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2900 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Trespasser- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 3000 Block
of 49th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 Block of
Gulfport Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Domestic Battery- 2200 Block of 51st
St. So.
Fight in Progress- 3000 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Monday 12/10
Theft- 5600 Block of Newton Ave. So.
Domestic Battery- 5700 Block of 16th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 Block of
10th Ave. So.
Tuesday 12/11


You are Invited to Attend!
The Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meetings are held the second
Nlonday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5501 28 Avenue So. The
next meeting will be held on January 14.


Boca Ciega High School SRO Report
Boca Ciega High School Resource Officer Steven Beltran developed probable
cause and made an arrest regarding a robbery that occurred at Boca Ciega last
week. The case involved a student who snatched property out of the hands of
another, which constitutes robbery under Florida law.
Officer Beltran also arrested a female juvenile on the high school campus for
possession of marijuana and investigated two simple battery cases. He also
continues to volunteer as coach of the girl's soccer team. They played three
games this week.

Code Enforcement
Gulfport Code Enforcement continues work in Section Four, also known as
the Art District. The Art District generally extends south from Gulfport Boule-
vard to the water and east from 49 Street to 58 and 59 Streets South. To learn
more about the code enforcement map or find out how to reported a suspected
codes violation please visit the special documents section of the City's website
at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.


Trouble with Individual- 2600 Block of
58th St. So.
Theft- 5100 Block of 12th Ave. So.
Trespasser- 5100 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Hit & Run- 6100 Block of 9th Ave. So.
Hit & Run- 4900 Block of Newton Ave.
So.
Theft- 5700 Block of 28th Ave. So.
Wednesday 12/12
Domestic Verbal- 5200 Block of 14th
Ave. So.
Theft- 3000 Block of Clinton St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5500 Block of
Shore Blvd. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 Block of
18th Ave. So.
Battery- 5100 Block of Gulfport Blvd.
So.
Criminal Mischief- 3200 Block of 58th
St. So.
Battery- 3100 Block of Beach Blvd.
So.
Thursday 12/13
Hit & Run- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 Block of
59th St. So.
Fight in Progress- Trail.
Stolen Vehicle- 1400 Block of 61st St.
So.
Theft- 1400 Block of 61st St. So.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 Block of 13th
Ave. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5700 Block of 18th
Ave. So.
Drunk Person- 3000 Block of 56th St.
So.









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9Rebecca was having a hard time
believing what she was hear-
ing. Maybe she was dreaming.
Maybe she needed to pinch herself.
Hell maybe she needed to check his
ID.
"James?" she' asked. "Is that really
you?" Stupid question, she knew,
but she had given up on ever hear-
ing from him again. And now, here
he was, not only on the telephone
but expressing concern about her
health. -
"Of course it's me," he answered.
"Who else would be calling you and
using my name?"
Rebecca offered a little nervous
laugh. "Well no one, I hope."
"If someone does," he said, "let me
know so I can put my lawyer on the
case."
"Will do," she said, a little weakly.
Why had she said anything at all?
She had already put herself at a
disadvantage and the conversation
wasn't even a minute old.
"You're probably a little surprised
to hear from me," James continued,
as if he knew what she, was think-
ing.
"Well a little," she answered tenta-
tively. "It's been a while."
"I know," he said. "That's why I
called. I wanted to explain."
Rebecca waited a moment before
she answered, trying to shift a little
of the advantage back to her end of
the telephone. "Okay," she said fi-
nally. "I'm listening."'
"I've been out of town."
She paused again, thinking there
might be more, before asking, "The
whole time?"
"No," he admitted. "But part of it."
"Oh," she said, thinking, that can't
be the whole story. But she let her
short response stand.
"Plus," he continued when she
didn't say more, "I thought I'd give
you some time to deal with your sis-


ter."
There it is, she thought, the real rea-
son. But she at least had to give him
credit for bringing it up.
"She is my sister," Rebecca said,
"and she's my responsibility. Our
parents are gone and she has no one
else. She doesn't live with me, but
I'm responsible for her."
"I understand," he said, "and I ad-
mire you for it. You're a good sister,
Rebecca, and a good person prob-
ably a better person than I am."
Rebecca didn't know about that.
Sometimes, she didn't feel like a
good person at all. Mostly, she just
felt that she was inadequate, and
that she wasn't doing enough. But
his response heartened her a little.
Maybe he did understand.
"Don't say that," she said to him.
"I'm just doing my job, like anyone
would do you, too, if you had to."
'"Maybe," he responded. "I hope so."
"I'm sure you would," she said reas-
suringly.
He must have noticed the warmer
tone in her voice, because he said,
"Maybe we can talk about it some
more, sometime."
"Of course," she said.
"How about Saturday night?"
Her heart skipped another beat.
He was asking her out on a date -
another date. "All right," she said,
trying to sound calm. "I believe I'm
free Saturday night. That would be
nice."
"Good," he said. "I'll pick you up at
seven. I have a place in mind, good
food and a great bar."
Rebecca laughed openly for the first
time in the conversation. "That's im-
portant," she said.
He laughed, too, obviously relieved.
"Yes, it is," he said, "but I'll try to
control myself. See you Saturday."
Rebecca hung up the phone feeling
better than she knew she had a right
to feel. But in spite of herself, she


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was encouraged.
At least he had called; she had con-
vinced herself that he wouldn't, but
he had late, of course, and with
a pretty lame excuse, but he had
called.
And he had seemed contrite. She
liked that, too, although she didn't
know if it was sincere or just a tac-
tic. She supposed she would find out,
soon enough.
Best of all, he now knew about Sam.
And he seemed to understand. And
he wanted to go out with her again.
Rebecca took that as a good sign, a
very good sign. There was hope, and
she hadn't had much hope recently.
She thought about Sam. She was
still going to have to figure out what
to do about her sister.
She had noticed that, last night,
whenever Sam went to the bathroom
or when Rebecca was in the kitchen,
Sam had looked around the house
longingly. She had even opened the
door to the spare bedroom, Rebecca's
office, and looked in. Rebecca as-
sumed she was picturing it as her
own bedroom and thinking there
was room for a small bed in there.
Rebecca had always told her there
wasn't room, that she used it too
much to' make it into a bedroom -
what with her desk and computer
and printer-copier-fax machine and
filing cabinet in there, along with
all the other things she used or had
stored in there. She was in and out
all the time.
Sam had accepted what she said
then and never brought it up again.
But she was obviously thinking
about it again now.
And. before she took her home last
night, Sam had also asked if she
could come back Saturday after-
noon before work, so they could have
lunch together. That was something
new, too. She had always waited for
an invitation, before.
So Rebecca knew she was going to
have to deal with Sam, sooner of lat-
er. But for now, she felt like she had
a little time.

This is a work of fiction. The events,
the people and, especially, the victims
are all fictional as well. No similarity
to real people or real events is intend-.
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Gulfport city council approved the
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and ephemera. Organizers have said
they anticipate many of the original
Florida Highwaymen artists will be
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lectures and tourism films will be
presented throughout the day.

Call For Artists
Suntan Art Center will sponsor
an Open Awards Show January 12
through February 28 in the four
galleries of the historic Don Vista
Cultural Arts Center, 3300 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.
Artists who work in a variety of
media and art areas are invited to
submit one piece of work (painting,
sculpture, original craft, photogra-
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Woodlawn Senior Softball League
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Pinellas Parent Educators
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BOARDMAN, HAZEL E., 101, of
Gulfport, passed away Dec. 9, 2007.
Born in Norristown, PA, she came to
St. Petersburg in 1926, the daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Eroh. She was
a graduate of Pierce Business School
in Philadelphia. In St. Petersburg she
was secretary to Boardman-Frazee
Realty as well as office manager at
Harvey Hatfield Realty and Agent at
Gower-Goheen Realty. She was an
active member of First United Meth-
odist Church of Gulfport. She is sur-
vived by daughters, Doris Jean McE-
wen (F. Leslie), of Gulfport, Mary H.
Board-man, of St. Petersburg; and
son, Paul K. Boardman Jr., of Van-
cleave, MS; plus grandsons, John L.
McEwen (Darla Jean), of Virginia
Beach, VA, and Robert W. (Beth A.),
of Land 0' Lakes, FL; as well as sev-
eral great-grandchildren. A Memori-
al Service will be held at First United
Methodist Church of Gulfport, 2728
53rd St. S., Gulfport, on Monday,
Dec. 17, 2007, at 11 a.m.

KILFEDER, WILLIAM F. "BILL",
93, of Gulfport, FL, passed Nov. 26,
2007. He was born July 2, 1914, in
"Hells Kitchen" Brooklyn, NYC, NY.
Bill worked at the Empire State
Building for American Steel & Wire
during the depression, entered WWII
2nd Armored Division European The-


atre in Oct. of 1942, and worked for
the City of New York from 1945 until
retirement in 1967 as a NYC Sani-
tation Superintendent. He moved to
Gulfport, FL, in 1967 and stayed until
Nov. 2007, when he moved to North
Port to live with his daughter. Bill
will be deeply missed by son, William
E. Kilfeder & partner, Robert Knapp;
daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Liz Kil-
feder Barton, Administrator of the
Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans
Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, FL,
Liz's partner, David M. Martin; Liz's
son, & William's grandson, William
Sean M. Barton; nieces, Irene Rossi
Carey, Marion Rossi Luigi, Mary Jo
Acker, Loretta Acker Dressler, Patri-
cia Acker Pogio; and nephews, Billy
& Jimmy Rossi, all of New York City.
Services will be private. Memorial
donations may be made in his honor
to the Doug Jacobson Fund, c/o Joan
Jacobson, 21281 Grayton Terrace,
Port Charlotte, FL 33954.

S MC CAUGHERTY,
0- KAREN KAY, 67, of
Gulfport, FL, Chicago,
IL and New Buffalo,
. MI, passed away Dec.
13, 2007 at Largo Med-
ical Center after a brief
illness. She is survived by brothers
Ted, Joh, sister-in-law Gayle, several


nieces and nephews and many caring
friends in Gulfp6rt.

SMITH, JAMES P., of South Pasa-
dena, a Memorial Service will be held
Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Beach
Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers, contributions can be made
to Pet Pal Rescue, 405 22nd Ave. S.,
St. Petersburg, FL. Beach Memorial
Funeral Home, Corey Ave., St. Pete
Beach, FL

VOLINO, ROCCO M., 92, Gulfport,
died Dec. 11, 2007. Husband of Rose-
mary; brother of Ann, Fannie, Ralph,
Dominic and James. R. Lee Williams
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Excerpts heard at the December 18, 2007 Gulfport City Council Meeting
"I truly wish that those who are running for open council seats this
January will hold themselves to a higher standard and talk about
the issues rather than engage in personal attacks."
Mike Arras, Gulfport resident.

"I make a promise to uphold that higher standard during the cam-
paign."
Bob Worthington, council member seeking re-election in January.

"As an ex economic develop person with real estate background I
have to say there are good things happening on 49th Street which
would have me seriously interested in looking at investment if I
were a business. We should be proud of this corridor and promote
it."
Bob Newcomb, Gulfport resident.

"We've removed -about 31,000 pounds of trash from Clam Bayou in
2007. 'We are looking forward. to 2008 and being able to offer more
programs that combine education with recreation and innovative
ways to clean up the environment."
Kurt Zuelsdorf, owner of Kayak Nature Adventures.

"The Bayou is dying. We need to have a commitment from each of
you to reach out to state and federal agencies personally, not just in
resolutions. You're going to hear more about Clam Bayou in 2008.
We're not going to let go of this."
-Al Davis, Gulfport Water Watch.

"The city manager and I went to speak to the county administrator
recently about us expanding our downtown area and the county
has no problem with it."
-Michele King, council member.

"During our budget workshops we identified that there would need
to be a large increase in fees in the building department. Our fees
were not covering our expenses and. were significantly lower than
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Items needed include meats, mashed
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TYRONE VILLAS- 2BR/1BA, Totally Updated
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Doors & Newer Air and Furnace. Beautiful
Pool, Clubhouse & Exercise Room. Almost
Everything Included in Maintenance, Even
Gas for Heating, Cooking & Hot Water. Close
to Beach, Shopping & Dining. 55+ Complex.
$78,000. CENTURY 21, Call Danny Galuski,
727-692-7355.
DESIRABLE GULFPORT/SO. PASADENA-
Location. 2/1/1 Block Home & Office/Fam-
ily Room. 1189SF, Large Yard, $199,900. For
Sale By Owner. 813-784-9096.



1847 Shore Dr. So. #219 So. Pasadena
3Br or 2Br + Den. 2.5 Bath. Very large living/dining
room. Large Florida Room. Large Kitchen w/Pantry.
Great Waterfront View! $349,999
Call Harvey 727-345-2802 for appt.


FIXER UPPER REDUCED- 5th St. & 5th Ave.
No. 453 5th Ave. No. 2Story, Live Upstairs,
Storage/Workshop Below. No Flood Insurance
Required. $119,000. 727-345-2659.

1BR MOBILE HOME- In Residence Owned
55+ Park. Shares Included in Asking Price,
$25,900. Call 727-374-9646 or Martha, 727-
894-3717.



Villa Reduced- Save on beautiful 2/2,
Florida room, carport. Now Only $144,900
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lots of new updates. Roof, c/h/a, more.
$229,900.
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727-367-1408
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- under contract
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800 71st #12, 2/2, Fossil Park view, $69,900 under
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7882 Sailboat Key Blvd S #505, 2/2, water view,
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670 Sunset Dr S, 3/3/2 w/private dock on oversized lot
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$180,000
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TOWN SHORES EMBASSY- Deluxe 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME TREASURE ISLAND
Waterfront Condo. Gorgeous Bay View, Mag- Isle of Palms, 2400SF, 3 Story, 3BR/4BA,
nificent Sunsets. Walk-In Closets, Storm Shut- Pool, Spa. Extra Large Open Water Dock, New
ters, Covered Parking, Many Upgrades. Just 13K Boat Lift, New Roof 2006, Totally Redone,
Steps to Pool, Tennis & Clubhouse. Priced to Great for Entertaining. Wide Boca Ciega View,
Sell at $269,000. (Owner Moving North. Would Open House Saturday, 11145 7th St. East.
Consider Selling Furnished.) Call 344-0012. CENTURY 21, Call Danny Galuski, 727-692-
7355.






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CONDO'S AVAILABLE
Dover #111 2 bed/2bth deluxe unit w/carport #75 Pets welcome $175,500
Kenmore #109 1 bed standard, pool side, secure bldg, curb prk $128,000
Kenmore #301 2 bed/2bth corner unit w/carport, secure bldg ..... $200,000
Groton #209 1 bed/lbth standard unit w/carport, waterfront........ [<*]ili:1T4i1',ll'lr[1l.. $105,000
Barclay #103 1 bed deluxe, near Marina, pools, clubhouse $109,900
Embassy #409 1 Br Deluxe w/carport $190,000
Eton #402 IBr Deluxe front, waterview, carport $134,900
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2650 Tifton St S 3 bed/1 bath Cape Cod home. Steps to Marina and Osgood Point Nature Park ... Reduced to $195,000
5134 15th Ave S 2 bed/ 1.5 bth, blk hm. Updated. ..$145,000
ST PETERSBURG
Home with Income 401 35th St South. 2/1 bed/1 bth (rents for $750 mth) comer lot Easy care!
Just Reduced to $179,000
TREASURE ISLAND
11325 2nd St E 2/3 bed/1 bth block home, 2 blocks to beach off Isle of Palms............$259,000
Springwood II 2 bed/2bth/1 car garage, clubhouse, pool Great Buy $127,000


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LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit where incredible
waterviews abound. Furnished beautifully. All new:
Windows; C/H/A; flooring + much more. $220,000
HAMPTON 2/2 Deluxe, totally furnished, fabulous
condition, Hurricane Shutters. Too many upgrades to
mention. All you need is your suitcase. Gorgeous
$199,000
Lancaster 604 1 br deluxe, new kitchen & bath, laminate
flooring throughout. New windows. Beautiful waterviews.
$159,000
Nottingham 211 1 Br deluxe, beautifully.furnished,
laundry same floor. Lots of water, many upgrades, covered
parking, great unit. $139,000

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LANCASTER #507 2/2 standard, many upgrades,
remodeled. $158,000
EMBASSY #707 1/1.5 absolutely beautiful. Pet friendly.
Totally renovated. $245,000
NOTTINGHAM #611, 1 Br deluxe, bonus room, gorgeous
views. New kitchen + Bath. Covered parking. Renter in
place for 6 months. Great Investment $149,500


Ivanhoe 210 1hbr deluxe Pn- ziic views of
Pasadena Yacht (9. Unbelieveably
priced at $135,000.

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AVALON #206 1 Br standard, turnkey, pet friendly. New
bathroom, new tile throughout. In mint condition.
Home warranty offered. $139,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe renovated. Park at
front door. $159,000.
Kenmore #405 2br/2ha mor upgrades in this
desirable secut t!i"!'iiV. 2,, pool. Carport.
Furnished. $145,000


Chatham 404 1 Br deluxe. New kitchen & bath.
Done to perfection. This unit is
handicapped accessible.
Pet friendly. $132,500



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4917 14TH AVE. SO. GULFPORT- 3/1, New
Electric: Windows; Shutters; Hot Water Tank,
Carpeting. Nice House. $119,000. obo 727-
363-1278, 727-804-5867.



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INVESTORS SPECIALS- 3BR or 5BR.
$88,700 to $124,879. Deborah Sundell, CEN-
TURY 21 REAL ESTATE CHAMPIONS, 727-
365-6559
FOR SALE OR LEASE OPTION- Spanish
Style 3/1, Dining Room, All Redone Top to
Bottom, C/H/A, Possible Owner Financing.
727-565-5565.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA/2CG-Waterfront Dis-
trict. Built 2003. Large Lot, with Large above
Ground Pool and Hot Tub. Cathedral Ceilings.
$325,000 5830 23rd Ave. S Lynn 727-323-
4546.


2707 56TH ST. SO.- Open Sunday 1-4p.m.
2BR/2BA/1CG w/Large Florida Room. Many
Updates 2 Years New. Includes New: C/H/A;
Roof; Tile Paint Inside & Out; Windows. W/D
Hookup. t225,000 Call Dave or Lulu, 727-
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SUNSET BEACH-1 BR. Yearly, Monthly, Week-
ly. Pool, Dock, Steps to Beach. Available Now.
BINDMAN BRUZAS REALTY Call Dot 727-
363-6471 or Cel 727-656-6642
COMFORTABLE EFF.-In Water Front Condo.
All Amenities and Utilities Included. Pets less,
Non Smoker. Yearly Lease, Credit Check and
References. $500/Mo. 727-481-6867.
ST. PETE BEACH RENTALS- Efficiencies &
1 BR's. Excellent Location. Weekly or Monthly.
727-410-6599.
GULFPORT STUDIO-Furnished, Private En-
trance and Shower. Fenced Yard with Deck,
BBQ & Pool. Includes Microwave, Fridge,
Kitchen Privileges and Utilities. 1 Sm. Pet Ok.
Available Now. $600/Mo. 727-776-4040. t
GULFPORT/TOWNSHORES-Condo. 2BR/
2BA with Panoramic Water view. 55 +, $1300/
Mo. Annual. BEST BEACH RENTALS 727-
398-1200.

ROOM- Non-Smoking Sober Person to Share
House with Privileges in Quiet Neighborhood
Near Gulfport. Off-Street Parking. No Pets.
$500/Mo. 727-374-3864.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Male/Female. Fur-
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885
ROOMMATE TO SHARE- My Gulfport Home.
Full House Privileges, Smoker OK, $120/Wk,
Share Utilities & Deposit. Available Jan 1. 727-
239-2176.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON-to Share my Home.
All Amenities included. Your Own Bedroom
and Bath. Great for Senior. Women Preferred
$495/Mo. Plus $175/Security. No Drugs, 727-
631-7519.

OFFICE RETAIL SPACE- 392-1440 SF. Prime
Madeira Beach Location. 2nd Highest Cause-
way Traffic Count in Pinellas. Ample Parking,
727-393-2090.


PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE-For Lease.
Flex Office $100/Mo. Private Office from $250/
Mo. Free Internet & Conference Room. Great
Location. Ample Parking. Ideal for Indepen-
dent Professionals and Small Businesses.
3530 1st. Ave. No., St. Pete. 727-327-3500.
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5412.
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE-6251 Park
Blvd. Prime Location with Over 55,000 Daily
traffic count. Excellent Signage and Visibility.
Ample Parking. Ready for move-in. Ideal for
Medical or Law offices, but also Suitable for
any Professional Service Businesses. 550 or
1550 sqft. available. 727-501-6078.

MATURE COUPLE FROM NEW JERSEY-
Seeking 2BR/2BA Condo in Town Shores or
Bermuda Bay. Feb-Apr. 2008 Flexible. Great
References. 609-641-7945. 609-432-4243.
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Deck & Courtyard, No Yard Work, Easy Ac-
cess to Downtown & Interstate $950/Mo,
727-481-7653.

HISTORIC KENWOOD FOUR-PLEX-Large
Renovated 2BR 1330 SF, Bottom Floor, $995/
Mo. BR/1BA Approx. BUNGALOW-sqft, $650/Mo.
Hardwood floors, 1Parkft Ceilings in a Quiet
Neighborhood. For Pics, Details & Other Rent-
als www.kenwood-four-plex.com 727-692-
3401.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2419 58th St. S. 2BR/
1Mo.BA, Porch, CHA, $660/Mo. Plus Utilities/Se-
curity, Lawn Maintenance Included. No Big
Dogs/Smoking. Available Now! 727-343-4930.
REMODELED NE HOUSE- 3BR.2BA, 1100SF
on 42nd Ave. NE. Granite, Stainless Steel Ap-
pliances, Ceiling Fans, W/D Hook-Up. Lawn
Service Included. $1250/Mo. 727-692-0968.
WATERFRONT CONDOS-2BR/2BA Sea-
sonal. Direct Waterview $1700/Mo. 1BR Un-
furnished $700/Mo. Annual. 1 Car Only. Small
Pet Ok. Call 727-686-3506.
GULFPORT 5019 #4 29TH AVE. SO.-(Up-
stairs), 2/1, New Kitchen & Hardwood Floors.
Coin W/D on site. $695/Mo. + $400 Security
Includes Water. 742-5140.
BEAUTIFUL GULFPORT 2/1 HOUSE- Very
Clean, Large Fenced-In Back Yard, Deck, C/
H/A, W/D. Small Pet. No Smoking. No Section
8. $775/Mo. 727-235-5781.
SHERYL MANOR- Lovely 2BR Home. Family
Room, Utility Room & Garage on Large Cor-
ner Lot. $875/Mo. Annual. MARCOUX REAL-
TY, 727-347-1535.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-1 BR's $500-$600/
Mo. Newly Renovated. Gulfport, St. Pete, Leal-
man Locations. House for Rent, St. Pete,
$800/Mo. 727-804-5596.


MIDTOWN 1/1 $465 to $525 incl WSG off street parking
GULFPORT 1/1 single family cottage a rarity with a great price. $595
OLD NE Studio off street parking Incl WSG Gas basic Cable only $495
MEL-TAN 3br/lba CHA near shopping and Midtown SPC ONLY $695
PERKINS 3br/lba updated at a great price ceramic floors thru out $695
KAPOK GRAND 2br/2.5ba/lcar Town Home on pond, full amenities $1425
VIEW ALL OUR RENTALS ONLINE @ WWW.REXRENTALS.COM
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TREASURE ISLAND- Nicely finished 1BR/
BA Paradise Island. $800 6 Mo Lease or
$1000 Month-to-Month plus Utilities. Walk to
Beaches. 727-360-3015.
NORTH EAST ST. PETE-3BR/2BA, Laundry
Room, Garage, Fenced Yard, Pergo/Tile. 1st
and $900. Security Deposit. Pets Ok. $975.00
/Mo. 727-421-5257.
TIERRA VERDE- Large 2BR/1BA, Walk to
Restaurants, Nightlife, Shopping & the Gulf,
Close to Ft. DeSoto and 1-275. $900/Mo. CEN-
TURY 21, Call Danny Galuski, 727-692-7355.
1BR UNFURNISHED- Above 1car Garage w/
Opener, Washer/Dryer Hookup. Large Deck,
$750/month +Security, Electricity & Cable.
Vicinity 58th St. S. & Gulfport Blvd. No Pets.
727-710-1949.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-Big Porch, 2BR/1BA,
CHA. Ceiling fans, Ceramic Tile $800/Mo. 1st,
last & security. Smoke free, small pet nego-
tiable, WSG included, Available Jan. 1, 08
727-424-6085.
CENTER OF ST. PETE BEACH- 73rd Ave,
Ground Floor 2BR in Duplex. Newly Fur-
nished, Plus TV. 55+, $850/Mo. Seasonal. Se-
curity. 367-5221
FOR RENT- 1BR Duplex, Marina Area. 2530
49th St. S. $600 mo. Lawn maintenance and
wst included. Washer/Dryer. Annual lease. Se-
curity $600. Available now! 727-328-9636.
WATERFRONT ST. PETE-Beach 2BR/2BA.
Gulf View, 8th Floor Corner Unit, Pool & Fit-
ness Center, 24-Hour Security,. Available Jan.
1st., Call to See. 727-367-9052 or 813-766-
7172.
5321 NEWTON AVE. S.-Newly Remodeled
2BR/1BA Home. W/D Hook-up, Large Back-
yard. $825/Mo. plus $?00 Security. Pets Ok.
Call 727-366-9154.
2BR/2BA CONDO- So. Pasadena. Commu-
nity Pool & Clubhouse. Beautiful Ceramic Tile,
New Carpet & Paint. $875/Mo. 727-374-3092.
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-
5715
S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWERS-2BR/
2BA, Balcony, Waterfront, Pool, Spa, Sauna,
Fitness Center, Newly Painted, Covered Park-
ing $1050/Mo. (Unfurnished). 727-347-0909,
804-8546.
CLINTON ARMS APTS.- 3060 Clinton St. So.
1BR, Fresh Paint, New Tile, 625SF, 1 Block
from Beach. 1 Month Free Rent w/Year Lease.
$700/Mo., $650 Sec. Dep. 328-1992.
GULFPORT BUNGALOW CLASSIC.- 2/1 w/
Office Area, C/H/A, W/D, 5708 23rd Ave. So.
727-418-7272.


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GULFPORT
1 BEDROOM
702 64th St. S. Charming Apt. in 4 unit Bldg.
Quiet Friendly Atmosphere. Convenient Loca-
tion. Ideal for 1 Person. $595/Mo. 1yr. lease.
Call Carol for Appt. 727-343-7921.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. (727)543-3897.
GULFPORT 2BR/1BA/2CG- C/H/A, W/D,
Hardwood Floors, Huge Kitchen, Great Loca-
tion, Fruit Trees. $975/Mo. Section 8 OK. Marie
Drew, RE/MAX 727-657-1259.
FOR RENT OR SALE- Admiral Bldg. No
Sinokers, No Pets, 55+, Bay Island. 1BR/
1.5BA Waterfront. 1200SF, 30' Terrace. Fur-
nished/Unfurnished. 3 Month Minimum, after
than Month to Month. 727-656-0090, 805-637-
0888, 765-918-2177, 304-737-1025.
PET FRIENDLY, GATED COMMUNITY-w/2
Pools, Close to St. Pete Beach. Updated 3/2's
at $1200/Mo. & 2/2's at $950/Mo., or 1/1's for
$765/Mo. Screened Patios, Diana Sames RE/
MAX PREFERRED 727-776-0122.
3/2/1 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED- Living
Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Great Room, Laundry
Room, Excellent Neighborhood, Fenced in
Yard. Some Pets OK. $1200/Mo. 727-504-
6060, 727-418-5181.
CHATEAU TOWER- Lovely 6th Floor View
from this Spacious 1BR/1.5BA Unfurnished
Condo. Annual $875/Mo. MARCOUX REALTY,
727-347-1535.
ANNUAL WATERFRONT 2Br/2Ba, Point
Brittany, 55+, Gated Community, 11th Floor,
Great Water View, Furnished or Unfurnished,
$1300/Mo. First/Last/Security. Best Beach
Rentals, 398-1200.
WIDE VIEW OF JOHNS PASS- & Bird Island
from this second floor 2/2 condo, 1 Year Lease
$900 or Option to Buy $1200/Mo. 100% Rent
Credit to Downpayment. Rick Villanueva, Bro-
ker, 800-640-3579.

BEAUTIFUL LARGE
GULFPORT DUPLEX
CHA, Brand New Carpet/Paint, Covered Patio,
Carport/Large Garage, W/D Hookups. Lawn
Care.Section 8 OK. 727-657-1259.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 2400sq.ft.,
4BR/3BA, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors and
Ceramic tile Bath, Beautifully Landscaped.
$1400/Mo +Security. 2413 54th St. S. Avail
Now. 727-510-8538.
ST PETE BEACH- So. Pasadena 1BR Near
Albertsons & Stetson, Water Included, Ex-
cellent Condition, $595/Mo. Large Efficiency,
Excellent Condition, Water Included. $550/Mo.
727-345-7036.
TOWNSHORES 55+ iBR CONDO.-1000SF,
Carport, All Amenities & Marina. Must See!
$750/Mo. Call Chance, 727-424-4125.

LARGE 1BR/1BA CARRIAGE-Apt. Arts Dis-
trict Gulfport. 28th & 53rd with off St. Parking.
Includes Water. $650/Mo. with 1Mo. Security
727-631-5461 or 203-233-1311.
SO. PASADENA 1462 DURING DR.- 2BR/
2BA Across Palms Hsptl. 1 Mile Beach, C/H/
A, Large Storage, Carport. No Pets. $895/
Mo. Last & Security. 727-345-7727.


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BUSINESS FOR SALE -Merle Norman Cos-
metics/Skin Care. Established 10 years at
great Tyrone location. Must sell. $65,000.727-
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INSTRUCTORS FOR CHEERLEADING &
DANCE-To Teach Children. P/T, Evenings,
Great Pay. www.allamericanyouth.org. View
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HAIRSYTLIST- Apply at 1135 Pasadena Ave.
Suite 101 Executive Bldg.
SPARTAN'S RESTAURANT-Needs F/T-P/T
Servers, Counter, Drivers. Located Between
Sweet Bay and Tax Collectors Office 1059
62nd Ave. S. Apply in Person Mon.-Sat. 2-
4pm.


EXPERIENCED PAINTER-Looking to Work
for a Contractor or any Business in St. Peters-
burg/Beach Area. Hard Working, Dependable.
John Gilbert, 727-867-6941, Cell 207-807-
2023.

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727-458-7710.
1987 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE-Gold.
Grandma's Car. $8500. obo 727-518-4084,
727-363-1278.
1992 LINCOLN TOWNCAR -Original Owner,
Excellent Condition, Leather Interior, Ice Cold
Air, Body Like New, White, Lost Spouse, Must
Sell. $2300. 727-278-8157.
1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE Good Condi-
tion. A/C, Auto, CD. 93,000 miles. $2400. 727-
643-5416.
1999 BLAZER- S10, 4 Dr., New tires, Excel-
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BUNK BEDS, MEDAL-New Condition $275.
King Size Bed $50. 727-347-5470.
2 MINI MOTORCYCLES- $225 Each, $400
Both. Thomas Train (Lift & Load) New in Box.
Retail $400, Sell for $300. Crib, Honey Oak,
$75, Microwave, $20, Large Fish Pond, Stain-
less Steel, $100, Double Macaw Cage, Large,
$300. 504-9807.
PUT YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.
KING SIZE BED-Box Spring, Mattress &
Frame. $100.727-776-4040.
LARGE ORIENTAL STYLE-King Size Bed-
Room Set. Inilay Art of Peacocks, Willow Trees
etc. On Large Dresser Doors, Tri-fold Mirror &
Headboard, Also Includes Two Bedside Tables.
All Brass Fixtures. Call Cathy at 727-321-4368
Also like 7ft. Futon in Emmaculate Condition.

Buy it. Sell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!
321-6965

DINING ROOM TABLE-Large 10 Chair, Wood
$75.727-347-5470.


LARGE STAINLESS STEEL-BBQ Grill. 8
Burners, Great Condition! $150.00 727-688-
9565.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
KIT-KAT KLOCKS Under $40. Fun In The
Sun, 423 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach. Open
daily.
THE BOOKLADY SAYS- It's Here! Ghost
Stories of Pinellas County. Small Adventures
Bookshop, 3107 Beach Blvd. 727-347-8732.
Closed Sunday & Monday.


XMAS LIGHT TOUR SPECIAL- $35 up to 6
People. Rent-A-Hand, 347-3424. Lic. # 5842.
MOVING MUST SELL- Paintings of Sea-
scapes, Ships $10-$100. Books Nick Nacks,
New Computer Table, $50. 727-344-8777.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
LOWES STORE CARD-$1575. Value, will Sell
for Cash $1375. Have Receipt all legit. Call
727-470-1426.
TROPICAL BAMBOO BEADED curtains
- $35.00. Fun In The Sun, 423 Corey Ave.
Downtown St. Pete Beach. Open Daily

LAZYBOY RECLINERS- 2 like new, $900
new, Will sacrifice $495 firm. Give yourself a
Christmas treat. 727-576-1107.

OTHER WORLDS
METAPHYSICAL SHOP
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Huge Se-
lection of Jewelry just Arrived! Monday 10-6,
Tuesday-Friday, 10-7, Saturday 10-6.722 Pas-
adena Ave. So., 345-2800.
www.theotherworlds.com
Business is Great, Thank You!
WEDDING DRESS- Perfect condition. Cost
over $900. Selling for $300. 727-432-7757.


NOTICE OF NON-JUDICIAL SALE- Pursuant
to FLA Statute 328.17 at Bay Pines Marina,
5000 92nd St. No., St. Petersburg, FL. 10a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. 1989 25' Baja Boat
owned by Donald Johnson for Unpaid Storage
Fees. Lienholder; First Florida Bank.
BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE- Up to 50Ft. ABC
Marina, Madeira Beach. 727-393-2090.
MUSTSELL/SACRIFICE- $2500, 2001 18.5'
Bowrider Magnum, 4Cyl Merc Cruiser, Needs
Some Work. 727-865-9184.







STEINWAY PAINO- Models, 5'1", Ebony, 10
Years New, Tuned & Serviced Regularly. Cabi-
net Excellent Condition. $21,000. 727-381-
4440.


BEAUTIFUL CHIHUAHUA-Puppies In time for
Christmas. 3 Males, 1 Female. Vet Checked,
Health Certificates. $400-$600. Both Parents
on Premise. Very Small, Will go Fast! 727-254-
7101.


I BUY WATCHES-Working or Not, Jewelry,
Broken or Not. Tell Me What You Have. 727-
549-2142, 324-3808.
USA GUITARS WANTED-Cash on the Spot.
Fair, Honest Senior. 367-3474.


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FISHING TACKLE WANTED- Cash Paid.
Reels, Rods, Tackle Boxes. New, Used or An-
tique. Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.

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Furniture, Wall Unit.
THREE FAMILY- 5857 26th Ave. So- Moving
Sale Sat. 8-2pm. Baby Clothes & Nursery Fur-
niture. Infant-Large Adult Clothes. Furniture.
Misc.
-1901 53RD ST. SO.- New Quilting Material,
Christmas Gifts, Tables, Many Items!
8540 GULF BLVD.-St. Pete Bch. Fri. & Sat.
Craftmatic Beds, Dinette Set, Household.
SATURDAY 9-4P.M.- 5521 15th Ave. So. New,
Used & Antiques.
441 22ND ST. NORTH.-Sat. 22nd, 9-? 2 Ford
Taurus SES, 2 Tents, Antique Beds (Full/King),
Clothes, Collectibles, Tools, Household.

ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES SHOW
January 19 & 20, 2008. Bottles, Pottery, Post-
cards, Stoneware, and Much More! 135 Deal-
ers! At the St. Petersburg National Guard
Armory, 3601 38th Ave. So. (Between 34th &
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