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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
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Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: May 6, 2010
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Inside
this week...


Yacht Club Funday
This Saturday
see page 2

ArtCruise Debut
see page 4

Bye, Bye Birdie
Last Performance
Saturday
see page 7

Community Garden
Ready For Planting
see page 20

Gulfport Players
Annual Meeting
see page 30

Public Comment
From Council
see page 35

Are You A Citizen?
see page 36

2010 Hurricane
Seminar
see page 41

PARC Thrift Store
Seeks Donations
see page 51





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Photo by Leigh Clifton
Eric and Leah Neuwirth, of St. Pete swing 22 month-old
daughter Sam in the air as they walked down Beach Blvd. last
Saturday afternoon. The Neuwirths have a friend who lives in
Gulfport, so they visit often.


Salzman's
Represent
By Cathy Salustri


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Firm to
Gulfport


Interim city attorney Andrew
Salzman and his law firm, Zimmet,
Unice and Salzman, P.A., will now
represent Gulfport on a permanent
basis. At Tuesday night's city council
meeting, Gulfport city council voted
unanimously to hire interim attorney
Andrew Salzman as the permanent
city attorney on an hourly basis. The
city will pay his firm $150 per hour
with no retainer, according to city
documents.
City Council removed the city's
part-time attorney, Tim Driscoll, last
summer after almost two decades
of service, replacing him instantly
with Tom Minkoff (see "The Road to
Permanent Charter Officers for more
information) last summer.
At the July 7, 2009 special meeting,
Mayor Mike Yakes said he felt
Gulfport needed a full-time attorney,
but councilmember King said she no
longer wanted Driscoll to be the city
attorney.
"This is about Tim's performance.
Nobody wants to say it but we're here
tonight because of Tim's performance.
I vote for a full time attorney and I
also have a vote of no confidence for
the attorney that we have," King said
at the time.
At that meeting, council opted to hire
a company called Governance to help
Gulfport decide if it needed a full-time
or part-time attorney. Council hired
Minkoff on a full-time basis for three
months. Minkoff resigned his interim
post when offered a judgeship. The
city then hired Andrew Salzman and
his firm to represent the city.
Governance failed to follow through
on what the city asked, according to
city manager Jim O'Reilly, and the
city liked Salzman's representation.
Salzman's firm represents other cities
and governmental agencies; they have
eight attorneys in total.
See Attorney, page 3


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Kurt Zuelsdorf found six dead songbirds on Pass-A-Grille
beach last Tuesday. He suspects they died from smoke
inhalation from the oil rig explosion.
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FUNDAY Open House
on the Waterfront
On Saturday, May 8 from 1-4
p.m., Gulfport's Boca Ciega Yacht
Club invites area residents to enjoy
a free party at the club and on the
bay. Free hot dogs (while supplies
last), sailboat rides (first come, first
served during event hours), club
tours, demonstrations, exhibits,
kids coloring contest (ages 1-12) and
door prizes.
"People will learn about the Club's
active cruising program and its
challenging racing opportunities.
Of equal importance is the Club's
outreach to the community through
its Sail School and Youth Sailing
Program. Area teens will learn how
they can join the club's recently
established Sea Scout Boat 915 to
become experienced sailors while
having a lot of fun." says Chairperson
Jean Proach.
During the festivities, a membership
team will be on hand to show people
how easy and inexpensive it is to
become a part of Boca Ciega Yacht
Club and enjoy its boating, social
and community service activities.
Membership is open to sailboat
owners, want-to-be sailboat owners
and those who have a love of sailing.
Most fees are discounted for Gulfport
residents.
Boca Ciega Yacht Club is located
one block south of the Gulfport City
Marina off 49th St. S. Turn left onto
Del Rio Way to 4600 Tifton Drive S.


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Attorney, from front page
Mayor Yakes said that even though
the city doesn't have a full-time
attorney like he initially hoped, he
felt that Salzman's accessibility
made him a good choice. He said he
saw that Salzman could offer the city
just as much as Minkoff did as a full-
time attorney.
"We had, whether people agreed or
liked him or not, Minkoff serve as
interim city attorney. And we had
Andy Salzman come forward. Andy
Salzman showed me that a firm with
the resources and knowledge and he
has served us quite well and it is less
expensive," Yakes said. "I have seen
both sides and I like what we have."
Vice-Mayor King said that,
although the scenario itself had not
changed (Salzman will serves as a
part-time, off-site attorney, as did
Driscoll), she believes that Salzman
will conduct himself differently. She
cited Driscoll's billing policies as one
difference.
"I think the fact that we paid him
(Driscoll) a retainer and then he
billed us for everything else. It was
not cost-effective at all. He used that
as a license to bill; he dragged things
out. We paid for boat foreclosures
that the boats weren't even worth
half of what he billed. Every year
we paid him more money because of
litigation, and it was uncontrollable,"
she said.
Other than that?
"There's truthfully probably not a
lot of difference between that and
Andy, but I don't see Andy doing
that; I don't see Andy making more
work. We were Tim Driscoll's only
client; we are certainly not Andy's
only client," she said.
The contract between the city and
Salzman's firm does not guarantee
that Salzman willbe the attorney who
always represents the city. Salzman
says that he will send other attorneys
to other city council meetings that
meet on the same night as Gulfport
as long as he feels Gulfport needs
him the most.
Right now, he says "there's more
significant issues here." If that
changes, his firm has the latitude to
send another attorney.
"At this stage I want Andy. I'm
sure it's OK for Caitlyn to come
occasionally, but I don't want her

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attending every council meeting,"
King said.
Coninued on page 39

Super Senior Trolley
Token Saver Packs
The Gulfport/St. Pete Beach
Connector Trolley now has Super
Senior Trolley Token Saver packs.
The Packs are $10 and contain 12
special tokens only available for
use by those over the age of 55.
You will have to show your I.D. to
purchase and use the tokens. These


special tokens are only available at:
The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center, 5501 27th Ave. So. and The
Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Blvd. So.

Pasadena Card Club
Pasadena Card Club offers duplicate
bridge Monday through Friday at 10
Park Street N. starting at 12:30 p.m.
and contract bridge and pinochle
Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon.
For information, call David at
381-5944.












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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
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ArtCruise Debuts at
First Friday Art Walk
GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport's nautical
heritage meets Gulfport's First
Friday Art Walk with the debut of
ArtCruise on Friday, May 7. A one-
and-a-half hour cruise will provide
sunset views and vistas of Gulfport
and Boca Ciega Bay during Gulfport's
Art Walk on the first Friday of each
month. The Island Time, a large two-
level vessel will board at the dock
adjacent to Gulfport Casino beginning
at 7 p.m. The Casino is located at
the intersection of Beach and Shore
Blvds. The cruise will depart at 7:30
p.m. and return to the Casino dock at
9 p.m. Dolphin Landings of St. Pete
Beach will operate the cruises.
Each cruise will feature live
music on the top deck. A cash-
only bar will also feature specially
formulated signature Art Walk
cocktails including the Mary Disston
Margarita, the Boca Ciega Blossom
and the Gabber Cocktail. Stop by
your favorite Gulfport restaurant for
a carry-out order to take aboard and
enjoy a picnic during your cruise.


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Tickets will be $12 per person in
advance or $15 on the day of the
cruise. Tickets are available only at
the Outpost (3007 Beach Boulevard
S.) and the Village Pub (5519 Shore
Boulevard S.), or by calling (727)
360-7411. No outside beverages are
permitted on board. Please purchase
tickets before arriving at the dock.
Enjoy Gulfport's Art Walk before
and after the cruise. Art Walk takes
place from 6 to 10 p.m. in Gulfport.
Local artists and artisans line the
sidewalks of Beach Blvd. displaying
and selling a wide variety of artwork
and crafts. Shops and restaurants are
open late, and live music is featured
at venues throughout the Village.

Civic Association to
Hold Annual Barbecue
The South Pasadena Civic
Association will be holding their
annual "Picnic in Duryea Park" on
Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. Cost
is $10 for members and $12 for non-
members. Call Agnes at 347-5292 for
tickets.






Gulfport's Free Oral
Cancer Screening
The City of Gulfport, in conjunction
with the Oral Cancer Foundation,
will be hosting a free Oral Cancer
Screening on Saturday, May 8 from
10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Walgreen's
parking lot on the corner of 58th St.
S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport.
This event was spearheaded by
Councilman David Hastings through
his experience with fighting oral
cancer and being a survivor.
Oral cancer belongs to the head
and neck cancer group, and is often
referred to by other names such as
tongue cancer, mouth cancer, tonsil
cancer, lip cancer, and throat cancer.
While some people think this is a
rare cancer, it is not. Approximately
100 people in the U.S. will be newly
diagnosed with oral cancer each day,
and it takes a life in the U.S. every
hour of every day.
The key to reducing the death rate
of oral cancer is earlier detection,
and the key to that is for all adults
to receive opportunistic oral cancer
examinations at least once a year.
Tobacco users, heavy alcohol users,
and those with a prior history of
cancer should be examined more
frequently. Even people who do not
share those traits shouldbe examined
annually in light of the mounting
evidence of a link between oral cancer
and the sexually transmitted human
papilloma virus (HPV type 16).
This event is co-sponsored by the
City of Gulfport and the Oral Cancer
Foundation. To learn more about


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oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org
on the web. For event information,
email dhastings@mygulfport.us or
call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118.

Teen Team
Adventure Course
The City of Gulfport Teen Council
and Taylor Consulting Group invite
Gulfport teens to "spring ahead"
with your leadership on the Team
Adventure Course on Friday,


May 7 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the
Recreation Center located at 5730
Shore Boulevard S. Join Gulfport
teens to walk as a unified team, lift
up the 12 character traits, jump
through the hoops of leadership, and
assemble the puzzle of character-
based leadership. Snack provided
and space is limited to 30 Gulfport
teens max. To register or for more
information, email to mgutierrez@
mygulfport.us or call 893-1592.


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Gulfport Lions
Pancake Breakfast
The Gulfport Lions will be presenting
their final Pancake Breakfast of the
season on Saturday, May 8 from
7 a.m to 11 am. Please note these
new serving hours.
Breakfast will be served at the
Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina area.
Menu includes pancakes with syrup,
scrambled eggs and sausage with
coffee or tea to drink, and all you
care to eat at the donation price of $4
per person. Bring your entire family
and friends and spend an enjoyable
morning overlooking beautiful Boca
Ciega Bay. Gulfport Lions is a service
organization, meeting the needs of
those less fortunate.

Support the Senior
Center Flea Market
Spring cleaning? How about donating
your unwanted items to the Gulfport
Senior Center upcoming Flea Market
at 5501 27 Avenue S.? You can
drop them off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Monday through Friday. And don't
forget to shop at their flea market
on Friday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Jewelry, cookbooks, gardening
items and small kitchen appliances
are just some of the items available!
For more information, contact Sue at
893-2237 or Cynthia at 893-1231.

Free Phones for
Hearing-Impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection
recently announced the addition of
several new telephones, ttys and
captioned telephones available
through its no charge equipment
distribution program. Deaf and
Hearing Connection offers amplified
telephones and related equipment at
no cost to permanent Florida residents
who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/
blind or speech-impaired.
This telecommunications access
program is funded by a surcharge
currently on all Florida telephone
consumers' bills. Equipment is
available by appointment Monday
through Friday at the Deaf and
Hearing Connection's main office


located at 7821 Seminole Boulevard
in Seminole or at satellite locations
throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties. For a complete list of
distribution locations or to schedule
an appointment, call 727-399-9983
(Voice) or 727-399-9422 (TTY).
The Deaf and Hearing Connection,
also offers free hearing screenings by
appointment, low cost hearing aids,
cleaning and repairs.

PYS Finale Orchestra
Concert
The Pinellas Youth Symphony will
present a Finale Orchestra Concert
on Saturday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the
Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Avenue
N. Performing groups include the
Pinellas Youth Symphony, Serenade
Strings, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic
and Symphonic Strings. Admission
is $8 for adults and $2 for children
and students. Tickets are available
at the Palladium box office and
their website. To learn more about
the Pinellas Youth Symphony, visit
www.pysmusic.org.


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BCHS to Present
"Bye Bye Birdie"
The Boca Ciega High School Drama
Club will present the musical "Bye
Bye Birdie" on May 6, 7, and May 8 at
7 p.m. in the main auditorium. Ticket
prices are $5 student/seniors and $10
adults while children under 5 are free.
This hit show is set in the 1950s and
tells the story of superstar Conrad
Birdie (Elvis spoof) who is going into
the Army, much to the dismay of his
manager, Albert, and scores of female
fans. The score includes the hit songs
"Kids," "Put on a Happy Face" and
"Rosie." This family-friendly show
is sure to be amazing, so save one of
these dates on your calendar; come
out and support the Pirate Players
while enjoying a night of theatrical
entertainment!

Dover Team is
Bocce Champion
On March 9 the Dover Building's
bocce team defeated the Nottingham
Building on the last day of the season
two games to one and became the


2010 Town Shores Bocce Champions.
The Nottingham Building finished
second.

SPCA Offers Dog
Obedience Course
Start your dog's month off on the
right paw by attending a SPCA
Tampa Bay Canine Behavior Course
on Saturday, May 8. The 6-week
Canine Basic Obedience class begins
at 10 a.m. and teaches dog owners


basic obedience commands and how
to overcome unwanted behaviors.
Canine Basics for Busy People is a
2-hour workshop starting at 11:30
a.m. packed with practical tips for
stress-free living with your dog. Prices
vary for each class. All dogs must
have current rabies vaccinations.
For more information or to register,
go to www.spcatampabay.org or call
586-3591. Participants must register
online to attend the class.


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First Friday Art Walk
Gulfport's First F,'ild.i Art Walk takes place on F'i.Liy, May 7 from
6-10 p.m. Celebrate Gulfport's 100th Birthday and absorb Gulfport's
authentic "Old Florida" atmosphere.
Peruse the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors, antique
dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic
Beach Boulevard. While browsing the art and craft booths, don't miss
Gulfport's unique shops, boutiques and galleries.
Live entertainers will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The
Industrial Art Center continues to offer "Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece"
mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team.
Enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District,
now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First F,-ild.i and Third Saturday
of every month, year-round. Parking is always available, the event is free,
and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas, including
nearby Catherine Hickman Theatre and Gulfport Public Library. Pet
and family friendly! Experience a unique dining, shopping and cultural
experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfport, Tampa Bay's
"best kept secret", you'll want to come back for more.
For more information on many other Gulfport events, go to www.
gulfportma.com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information
line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and vendors interested in participating can
find more information and download an application at www. SIKPromotions.
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Drop-off Donations
for Seabird Sanctuary
at Gulfport Library
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
is asking for the community's help
to prepare for injured birds and
coastal cleanup from the disastrous
Gulf oil spill. The sanctuary is
asking for volunteers and items to
be donated. The Sanctuary staff
and volunteers were a significant
workforce in the disastrous Tampa
Bay 1993 oil spill and has experienced
avian care staff on standby to assist
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research.
To assist the sanctuary and the for
convenience of Gulfport residents
who would like to donate items, The
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S., has organized a drop off
location in the lobby for the needed
donations of linens, kennels, towels,
sheets, Dawn detergent, Pepto-
Bismol and toothbrushes. For more
information on items, call organizer
Diann Morningstar at 727-893-1074.


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Belle Of The Ball
By Leigh Clifton


that gives free dresses to girls for
their Prom and Homecoming dances.
Founded in 2003 by Susan Schwartz,
Belle of the Ball was inspired after
Susan looked at her daughter's closet,
jam-packed with gowns and dresses
worn from past proms.
"I saw all these dresses that had
only been worn once," Swartz said,"
and I thought these are in great
shape, I should give these away to
girls who maybe can't afford a dress
for Prom or Homecoming. I started
asking all my friends if they had
similar dresses and they all started
collecting for me too. Pretty soon, I
had so many, I used the old Party City
space in Countryside to store them;
they offered the space for free."
Swartz would then just put the
dresses out on the sidewalk and offer
them for free to those girls who just
couldn't afford to pay for a dress. As


the business grew and more donations
piled in, Swartz took the space offered
for free from RMC Management in
Seminole Mall, where she has been
for over a year now. Teaming up
with another non-profit, Dream a
Dress, in Tampa, Swartz combined
the inventory at the mall store and
now has customers from all over
south and mid-Florida as well. Belle
of the Ball also carries shoes, some
jewelry and handbags too. These are
also free. The only caveat is that the
girl must sign a pledge that she is,
in fact, in need of a dress and donate
one dollar. That dollar goes towards
operating costs for the space.
The Prom season is almost over and
Swartz will now put the dresses away
until the Fall, when the Homecoming
Dances begin. She will be advertising
when the shop will re-open around
August.


18 year old Treshawnte Hodge is
all smiles as she tries on a dress for
her senior prom at Dunedin High
next week. Treshawnte and one of
her friends came to the store Belle of
the Ball, on non-profit organization


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Taylor Drayton, 17, of
St. Petersburg has been chosen as
a State Finalist in the National
American Miss Florida Pageant to
be held July 18-19 in Orlando. The
winner of the pageant will receive
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Gulfport Rec Summer
Program Information
Get ready to splash into summer as
registrations for the 2010 Summer
Program begins. Registration
for children who have completed
kindergarten through age 14 begins
Saturday, May 1 for Gulfport
residents and non-residents
currently enrolled in the School
Year Child Care Program. Hours of
registration for Saturday are from 9
a.m. noon. Registrations for non-
residents not enrolled in the School
Year Child Care Program begin
Monday, May 24 for 30 children max.
Hours of registration are Monday-
Friday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Annual registration fees are $15
for residents and $100 for non-
residents. The 8-week program
(June 21 to August 13) cost is $250
for residents and $504 for non-
residents, which does not include
field trips. Pre Camp (June 14-18)
and Post camp (August 16-20)
cost is $70 for each week, which
includes field trips. Pre and Post
camps are limited to 60 Gulfport
residents only. Summer camp hours
are from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with
extended hours available until
6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed
pricing is currently available at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S. or on-line at www.mygulfport.
us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure Services, Rec
Center). Packets will be available on
Friday, April 30. Call 893-1068 with
any questions.



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National Day of Prayer
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 4901
Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg,
will be open for prayer on Thursday,
May 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the
59th annual observance of The
National Day of Prayer.

The Power Team
Motivates and Inspires
A Touch of God Ministries will
present The Power Team, a group
of world class athletes, at Keswick
Christian School gymnasium, 10101
54 Avenue N. from May 13-16.
Performing nightly, doors open at
6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The show includes giant men who
can snap baseball bats, lift telephone
poles overhead, rip phone books and
smash walls of ice and concrete.
These visually explosive feats of
strength are used to communicate
positive messages to audiences. A $2
donation is suggested.

Vendors Wanted
Trinity United Church of Christ
will hold a car wash/vendor market
on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at Steak-n-Shake, 4480 Park
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South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen
Peters will address the members
and guests of the St. Petersburg
Republican Club on Wednesday, May
12 at 7 p.m. in the Piccadilly Cafeteria
located at 1900 34 Street N. in St.
Petersburg. Mayor Peters will discuss
Amendment 4, also known as "The
Hometown Democracy" amendment,
which will appear on the November
ballot. Mayor Peters, an opponent of
this initiative, will explain why its
passage would be harmful to local
communities. After her presentation,
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from the audience.
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Lt. Huffman from the Gulfport Fire and Rescue checks out the compromised
interior wall at Brenda's Salon on 58th St. last Saturday afternoon. Victoria
Hewitson, one of Brenda's salon clients accidently hit her accelerator instead
of the brake as she pulled into the parking lot, plowing into the reception area
wall. Thankfully, no one was in the reception area at the time; Brenda Wilson
was with a client in another part of the shop. Harry Rauch was having a
garage sale across the street and heard a loud bang. He called 911 and helped
Hewitson out of the car. She sustained minor injuries, including a laceration
on her forearm and was taken to Palms Hospital, according to GP PD Officer
Hodge who was on scene.
St. Petersburg Fire Department Technical Rescue, which can carry the heavy
equipment often needed to shore up a damaged building, was called in to asses
the property's damage.


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The City of Treasure Island's Parks
and Recreation Department has
provided for the development of youth
golf in Pinellas County Schools with
the introduction of the pilot SNAG
program (Starting New at Golf).
Elementary school age children
are introduced to golf as part of the
Physical Education curriculum and
then transitioned to the golf course
for hands on experience. The funds
for the SNAG program which include
SNAG equipment for each school,
training of physical education staff
and field trips are provided through
the sale of the Junior Golf License
Plate.
Twelve (12) Pinellas County
Elementary and Fundamental
Schools, approximately 1,010
students grades K-8 will transition to
the golf course throughout the month
of May to experience play on a golf
course.
Volunteers are needed for each
field trip to assist as caddies for each
foursome of students. SNAG training
for volunteers is Saturday, May 8
from 12 noon-1 p.m. at Treasure Bay
Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise
Boulevard. Each volunteer will
receive a complimentary free round
of golf for assistance with the SNAG
Program.
For additional information, please
call Gary Metzger, PGA Professional,
at (727) 360-6062 or Delia Skye,
Pinellas County School Golf Program
Coordinator, at (727)550-6706.



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The following is a list of what the
Red Hot Beach Nuts will be doing for
the summer:
* May 11 Hard Rock Casino
* June 20 St. Pete Little Theater
*July 19 "Practically Picasso"
(brown bag lunch)
* August 16 Madeleina's Cottage
for lunch and possibly the Beach
Theater.
Don't forget to RSVP with your
captains for each event. Also, watch
the Gabber for me in "Take the
Gabber on Vacation".

The Retired Officers
Wives Club to Meet
The Retired Officers Wives Club of
St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon
on May 11 at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Boulevard in Pinellas
Park. Social hour is 11:30 a.m. with
lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program
will be Installation of Officers and
the Boca Ciega High School ROTC
Honor Guard. Call 399-1272 for
reservations.

Band to Present Last
Concert of the Season
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the South Pasadena Community
Band, has announced that the
band's final concert of the 2009-
2010 season will be May 13 in
Galatea Garden, South Pasadena's
very ornate Greek-themed garden.
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selections. This year we will develop
the theme "Director's Choice" and I
will share some personal favorites
with our audience," commented
Mr. Millspaugh. "I have included
some well known favorites that are
main-stays of the concert in the
park setting. I also have chosen
some other titles including "Pirates
of the Caribbean", "2nd Connecticut
March", some music from Jimmy
Hughs, and "An American Tribute"
said Millspaugh. "This will be a lot
of fun" he said. The concert is free to


the public. Galatea Garden is located
on Sunset Avenue one block west of
the Pasadena Avenue and Gulfport
Boulevard intersection. Adequate
parking is available around the
garden and rest room facilities are
available. The hour-long concert will
start at 7:30 p.m. Concert goers are
reminded to bring a chair or blanket
to enjoy the concert and in the event
of inclement weather the concert
will move one block west to the city
hall.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9 to 11 am

Dr. Janeczek invites you and your familyto an open house at her new location,
5000 Park St N, Suite 1020. Dr. Janeczek will provide free blood pressure
screenings diabetic screenings and obesity assessments, and will discuss
the Women's Health Week initiatives with those attending the event National
Women's Health Week, May 9- 15, empowers women to make their health, and
the health of their families, a priority.
A continental breakfast will be served.
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services, treating patients through all life stages.
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The end of the year luncheon
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Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Lunch
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will begin at 12 noon. If you plan
to attend, please let Sarah Kelly
(345-5848) know by May 10.

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The Florida West Coast Orchid
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meeting on May 13 at the Pinellas
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Street N. in Largo. An educational
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Leah Heinicke, Gulfport: "No,
not at all; I've been against it all
along. I don't like the potential
devastating impact it might have on
the environment. We've become too
complacent, too dependent on oil.
We need to be focusing on renewable
energy."


Simone and daughter Christine
Frohne, Gulfport:
Simone: "I didn't want any off-shore
drilling in the first place. A disaster of
this magnitude here could devastate
the economy and the wildlife. I can't
imagine what it's going to do to the
fishermen because even if it's not
here yet, it's already impacting their
livelihood. This is just a perfect
example of how it would happen. My
83 year old mom is just sick about
the dolphins. She's so afraid it will
kill so many of them. She says the
only blessing, if there is one, is that
maybe NOW they will stop more off-
shore drilling because of this disaster.
But what a horrible way to learn a
lesson."
Christine: "I don't like it because it
will kill all the animals and that's not
fair. We shouldn't do this to them."


Jim Kilbourne, St. Pete: "No, I
was one of those dressed in black
at the Hands Across the Sands
protest at the beach to protest off-
shore drilling. Raw, unprocessed oil
in the ocean is just like mercury in
a human body; it's totally toxic. It
gets into everything and the fragile
wetlands are already an unbalanced
and fragile ecosystem. This will kill
the fish, which feed the birds; it will
affect everything. As to drilling, ALL
oil platforms leak; there has never
been one made that didn't have some
sort of spillage. This disaster is just a
prime example of the worst scenario
they could ever predict and it's really
happening now. I'm just sick from
this; it makes me want to cry, it's
that upsetting."


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haven't even thought of off-shore
drilling or the consequences of how
it would impact our beaches, or even
drilling in general. We've been very
fortunate and have avoided any real
disasters here. But with this terrible
spill, it really made me realize that
we could be directly in the path.
I've thought about buying Dawn
dish detergent; I heard about a bird
sanctuary in Sarasota that says they
use it to clean the birds. I might send
some down there. At least it's a small
way to help. But now they're saying
it may not get this far. I really hope
it doesn't."

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providing the opportunity to grow
vegetables, annuals and other non-
permanent plants in a plot of their
own.
The garden is a grassroots endeavor
being coordinated by a group of
local gardening enthusiasts. It is


supported by the City of Gulfport
and the South 49th Street Business
Association. It is intended to provide
a sustainable, educational, and
aesthetically appealing garden in the
Gulfport community. The garden is
located on Preston Avenue between
51st and 52nd Street South. Plots
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the garden. Plots are currently
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
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at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
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May classes include: "Equipment
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Register for Gulfport
Women's Softball
The City of Gulfport Recreation
Division will have open registration
for teams to participate in the 2010
Women's Summer Softball League
on May 17-May 21 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. The 10-game season will be
played on Friday nights beginning
June 4 with a 6-team maximum. It is
on a first come sign up basis. League
fees are $385 or $485 for teams with
three or more non-residents, due at
registration. For more information,
please call John at 727-893-1079.

Splash & Dash
Children's Biathlon
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Recreation Division will
host its first-ever "Splash & Dash"
on Sunday, May 16 at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center Complex,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is a non-
sanctioned children's biathlon event
featuring a pool swim and fun run
in the park, open to children ages 5
to 12. Registration fees are $5 per
child and include an event medal and
admission into the post-race "Splash
Bash" featuring music, games, play on
the water slides, contests, prizes and
much more. Registration begins on
Monday, April 5. Visit www.spbrec.
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The Town Shores Red Hatters
enjoyed their Cinco de Mayo Day by
sampling delicious treats prepared by
their members. Their next event will
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and 4th St. S. in St. Petersburg at
12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17. Call
Julie at 343-6587 or Bev at 381-2122
for reservations or if you need a ride.
Wear your red and purple garb.


GEMS Goes to Market
GEMS will take you to Gulfport's
Fresh Market on the first Tuesday
of each month from 9 a.m. to noon
free of charge. You don't have to be
a registered GEMS member for this
trip. Would you like an arm to lean
on? A Senior Center volunteer would
love to assist you. Call GEMS at 727-
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The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
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a constituent unit of the National
Council on Aging. The prestigious
award signifies that the Senior
Center has met the high national
standards set for Senior Centers by
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The Gulfport Senior Center will
have an Accreditation Celebration on
Wednesday, May 19 with the Office
on Aging of St. Petersburg Manager
and NISC representative Jay
Morgan presenting the award. The
Senior Center will also honor Senior
Services Coordinator Cynthia Dean
who spearheaded the project and
dedicated countless hours compiling
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Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. and
representatives from local, state and
federal levels of government have
also been invited.

Taoist Tai Chi
Grand Opening
Taoist Tai Chi St. Petersburg
will celebrate the grand opening
of their new, expanded center
with an open house featuring Tai
Chi demonstrations, a lion dance,
children's activities, andrefreshments
on Friday, May 14 from 6:30-8:30
p.m. at 1811 MLKJr. Street N. in St,
Petersburg. Free. Call 896-2620.

Prepare Your Boat
for a Hurricane
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron will present the United
States Power Squadron's Seminar
Series program, Hurricanes and
Boats, on Wednesday, May 19 from
7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Avenue SE,
Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
This mini-seminar covers how to
select a location and prepare your
boat for a hurricane. The program
includes student notes and copies of
the slides. Instruction is free.
Materials $10 per family. Maximum
of 20 students. Pre-registration is
required. Contact: www.boating-
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By Matthew Margolis
Animal Cruelty Versus
Free Speech
I am not a lawyer. I am not a
judge. But as a U.S. citizen, I take
an interest in the goings on of the
Supreme Court. And as an animal
lover, I am supremely disappointed
in their collective judgment
regarding United States v. Stevens.
On Tuesday, April 20, the high
court struck down as "substantially
overbroad" a federal law making
it a crime to depict animal
cruelty in commercial expression.
Justice Samuel Alito was the lone
dissenter.
The newly overturned law banned
the sale and distribution of "crush
videos" -- videos in which women in
high heels violently stomp to death
and otherwise torture puppies and
kittens for the sexual gratification
of the viewer.
Wayne Pacelle, president of the
Humane Society of the United
States, said the passage of the
law in 1999 achieved the intended
effect of annihilating the market for
such videos. But since 2008, when
a federal appeals court threw out
Robert Stevens' conviction under the
law, the Internet market for crush
videos has been thriving.


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In his dissenting opinion, Alito set
forth that this "valuable statute ...
was enacted not to suppress speech,
but to prevent horrific acts of animal
cruelty -- in particular, the creation
and commercial exploitation of
'crush videos,' a depraved form of
entertainment that has no social
value."
On any given day, there exists a
multitude of speech with which I
would not agree should my supply
of oxygen depend on it. Just two
days before this ruling, white
supremacists gathered outside Los
Angeles City Hall in protest. Of
what? I'm not convinced even they
knew. But if they want to peaceably
rest on their ridiculous laurels on
the lawn of city hall, more power to
them.
In order to "secure the Blessings
of Liberty" as laid out in the
Constitution, we must put up with
ideas and people that make our skin
crawl. If we want the serial killer
locked up for good, we must ensure
his right to due process is satisfied.
If we want the freedom to counter-
protest neo-Nazis, we must embrace
their right to gather and express
themselves. In this, there is intrinsic
social value.
But in the graphic torture of small
animals? Not in the farthest reaches




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of my imagination can I muster
even an iota of social value in the
protection of such expression.
Justices and lawyers stretching to
extend the First Amendment to cover
depictions of animal cruelty engaged
in an exercise ofhypotheticals: What
if an animal rights organization
wants to produce a video that uses
graphic images to make a point?
What if hunters want access to
instructional videos on killing and
cleaning their prey?
Under the law, both of those
scenarios were permissible, as the
bill contained an exception for items
that have "serious religious, political,
scientific, educational, journalistic,
historical or artistic value."
"Crush videos" fall under none of
those exceptions, and most of us
would be hard-pressed to articulate
their inherent social value.
The battle may be over, but the war
is not won. In disposing of the old
law, the Supremes all but begged
Congress to write a new one.
In anticipation of this verdict, the
co-chairs of the Animal Protection
Caucus did exactly that. Reps. Elton
Gallegly, R-Calif., and Jim Moran,
D-Va., along with 54 co-sponsors,
have already introduced "more
narrowly focused legislation (that)
would prevent video depictions
of drowning, impaling, burning
and crushing of animals, while
addressing constitutional concerns
outlined by the court."
It's anyone's guess as to whether the
new bill will satisfy the Supremes'
on-again, off-again love affair with
the First Amendment. Regarding
its predecessor, as Alito put it, "the
Court's interpretation is seriously
flawed."










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Coffee, Tea, Sodas
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SPCA Pet of the Week
My, what big ears you have Sassy! The better to hear
all those commands you will teach me! But of course,
I would rather be a lap dog and be adored all day long.
I am still a bit nervous here. Please take me to a home
with children at least 8 years old. I am hanging out at
the SPCA Tampa Bay until you can get here, 9099 130
SAvenue N. in Largo, or call 727-586-3591.


Friends of Strays
Meet Herman, a gentle "little lion" that is very friendly
and likes to be petted. He is a 5 year old Domestic
Short Hair orange tabby with gorgeous light green eyes.
Herman is good natured, gets along with other cats and
is longing for a good forever home. Please stop by Friends
of Strays Adoption Center at 2911 47 Avenue N. to visit
Herman Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
All Friends of Strays adoption fees include spay/neuter,
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ItStoroscoDe Guide


TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You'll hit some traffic on the road of
life. That's natural when you want
something that many other people
want, too, and you are all going for it
at the same time. In a way, this makes
the road safe, because everyone is
moving slowly toward the goal. The
slower pace will give you the time to
ponder different future routes.
GEMINI (II.ny 21-June 21). You'll
be inspired early in the week. Make
a list of the bright things that cross
your mind. You won't be able to act
on them all in one week. But one of
these action steps -- it will be obvious
which one -- is such a fantastic idea
that it will propel you forward with
great velocity toward the person you
want to become.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
could complain about the way a loved
one is behaving. You could. But you
prefer to blithely ignore the less than
ideal circumstance and instead be
a gourmand of cheerful thoughts,
happy connections and big dreams --
absolutely stuffed with joy. What you
focus on will grow and take over the
rest.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Long ago,
you decided there was something
you wanted to do and were willing to
work for it. It may have been difficult
for you to go through the early stages
of the process, but now you're almost
at the end. Reach your hands toward
the reward. An energy boost on
Thursday will help you to accelerate
in the final stretch.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's an
anxious feeling, waiting for someone
to call you back. You'll be tempted
to leave more messages and e-mails
and generally pester someone until
they respond. But the opposite
approach will work: Forget about it.
Do something else. Focus on all the
people who answer your requests in a
timely manner.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Wait
to make a move. Talk about the
move you are considering with a
variety of people. One person thinks
it's extreme, and another finds it
completely normal. Keep throwing
out ideas. Try to get a consensus of
opinion. Do not go forward until you
have a plan that many people think
is a good one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The
show must go on, and you're the
one who must make sure of it. Less
experienced types may try to bow
out, and you'll be the impresario who
keeps the tap dance going. Luckily,
you'll be surrounded by entertaining
characters who don't mind being
thrown into the spotlight as a lovely
diversion.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Something blocks the completion of a
project -- something you are not big
enough to see over. You need a ladder
-- or to ask a helicopter flying over to
report on what it is and how to get
around it. Ask questions. If you don't
get answers, take it as a sign that the
timing isn't right, and move on to the
next endeavor.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Instead of worrying about where
the garbage goes or the plight of
children and the elderly, you'll be
focusing your energy on a job that
has meaning only to a few select
people. It's as good a place as any to
put your energy, and by doing so, you
have a fair shot at improving all else
that ails the world.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just
when you think there isn't room in
your head for one more password,
account name or bank number,
someone comes along and asks you to
take on a responsibility that includes
handling a slew of such things. Plus,
you'll be watching out for another
person. You'll be greatly enriched by
taking the whole thing on.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Much
good comes of knowing yourself
well. Observe the feelings that come
up as you reflect on your life. Dig
into your history, read what people
wrote about you in your yearbook, or
cobble together your philosophy on
life and wr ie it down. Through the
process of self-discovery, you become
magnetically attractive.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A
certain way of doing things has
become standard practice. But it
wasn't always this way. And it won't
be this way for long. As the routine
gets disrupted and overturned, be
calm and observant. You'll likely
be the first one to recognize an
opportunity in this. Act on your
impulse. Seize the moment.
This Week's Birthdays: A subtle
turn of events will have a remarkable
impact on your year. The way you
think and the actions you take will
add up to an impressive result
by the end of this month. You are
the recipient of an award in June.
New work comes your way in July.
August brings an exciting detour in a
relationship. You grow closer through
shared adventure. You'll experience
a personal victory in September
because of what you contributed to a
group. A financial bonus boosts your
lifestyle in November.


Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie with karaoke & dancing
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
Melody Tunes Karaoke
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke Bob & Friends
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Karaoke in Paradise" with
Arma
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Toonsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

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How Safe is your Boat?
When was the last time you checked
your fire extinguishers, made sure
that your visual distress signals were
in date or even your (life jackets)
PFDs are in proper working order? All
of these and more items are checked
in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel
Safety Check program.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
will be doing vessel safety checks at
the Gulfport Municipal Marina on
Sunday, May 23 at 8 a.m. and ending
at 2 p.m. Come one and all for a free
vessel safety exam. If you can not
make it to the Gulfport Marina for a
vessel safety check, then please call
Don at 546-1514 or Jim at 322-1505
to schedule an exam.

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RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure servic-
es, Rec. Center.
ACTIVITIES
Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9
p.m.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m.
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5
year old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
WOMEN'S SOFTBALL
Open Registration for teams is
May 17th-May 21st. The 10-game
season will be played on Friday
nights beginning June 4th with a
6-team maximum. It is on a first
come sign up basis. League fees
are $385 or $485 for teams with 3


or more non-residents, due at reg-
istration. For more information
please call John at 727-893-1079.
NEW CLASSES- Interested in
teaching a class? Call John at
727-893-1079 for more info
CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Starts April 13th,
Tues., 6:45 p.m. Call Daniela at
561-302-6174.
* Body Sculpt Tues., 6:30 p.m.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at
772-3631.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30
p.m. Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-
3112.
* Floral Design Call Laurie at
289-4818.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30
a.m. Call Latoya at 823-0437
* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa
at 729-9410.


* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
7472.
* Sumyie -Wed., 6 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.
* Tai Chi -Thurs., 9 a.m Call Mar-
ge at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Begin-
ners/Intermediate- Thurs., 6:30
p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Wed., 9 a.m.
Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Zumba Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.
TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
ALL skaters must purchase a stick-
er. Annual cost is $5 res. /$10 non-
res. Skaters 17 years of age and
younger must be accompanied by a
parent, have proof of residency and
fill out a consent form. Availabil-
ity to register: Monday Friday,
9 a.m.-8 p.m.


* Gulfport Library


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 893-1072


Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
am.
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk,
or call 893-1073.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens
& Adults: Saturday, May 8, 1:00
pm. Make beautiful pages of mem-
ories.
Crafts Club for All Ages: Satur-
day, May 8, 2:00 pm. Mother's Day
crafts. Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "The Scarlet
Letter," Wednesday, May 12, 1:30
pm. Parts 1 & 2; and Wednesday,
May 19, 1:30 pm, Parts 3 & 4. (60
min. ea.) Starring Meg Foster as
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Hester Prynne, and John Heard as
Arthur Dimmesdale. WGBH Bos-
ton, 1979.
Suncoast Computer Users
Group (SCUG): Thursday, May
13, 6:00 pm.
The G & 0 Book Club: Satur-
day, May 15, 1:30 pm. Philosophi-
cal discussion group based on the
works of mystic G. I. Gurdjieff and
philosopher P. D. Ouspensky.
Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs-
day, May 20, 10:00 am. Discus-
sion of The Scarlet Letter, by
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Books /
discussion guides are available at
the Reference Desk. (Discussion
title for June 17 will be Wuthering
Heights, by Emily Bronte.)


Genealogy Discussion Group:
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 pm.
Unless otherwise noted, all pro-
grams and meetings are held in
The Frances Purdy Friends Room
Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are
free and open to the public.
PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
check our website www.mygulf-
port.us/gpl
Search for/reserve items on our
online catalog: polarislibrary.com
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Flea Market May 7: Great bargains
are waiting just for you at our Flea
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1pm. Jewelry, cookbooks, gardening
items and small kitchen appliances
are just some of the items available!
Don't miss out!
Diabetic Educator: Interested
in learning more about diabetes?
A diabetic educator from Edward
White Hospital will offer a special
presentation on Mon. May 10 at
10am.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Accreditation Celebration: Senior
Center volunteers, participants,
sponsors, partners and friends, please
come and party with us on Wed. May
19 at 1:30pm as we celebrate our newly
designated status as a nationally
accredited Senior Center. The event
will include special guests, free
refreshments and entertainment.
Free Pass to the Fitness Center:


The Senior Center will
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that day from 1-4pm for those
over.
American Red Cross & 1
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to share their expertise wit
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Elder Law Clinic: Seniors 60 and
over who are income eligible can
receive free legal assistance with
wills, living wills, powers of attorney,
and health care surrogates on F,-i-. y,
May 21 at 9:30am. Call for more
info.
Transportation for Gulfport
Seniors: Gulfport seniors 55 &
over who would like door-to-door
transportation service for medical
appointments, grocery shopping,
SIn-,.ul 1. i-l ..-1- shops, etc. please call
GEMS at (727) 893-2242. Annual
membership: $50 and $1.00 for each
one way trip. All rides to the Senior
Center are free. A free ride is also
offered on the first Tues. of each
month to Gulfport's Fresh Market.
Call for more info.
Telephone Reassurance: A friendly
phone call each morning is available
for Gulfport seniors who live alone.
City volunteers offer this free service
with your safety in mind. Call now for
more information.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month
from 1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register
and fee info.
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at
10am)
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
2pm)


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for the evening sessions so come and
join the fun! Thanks to the students
Raising at Stetson College of Law for being a
rt group part of this activity.
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the last Cards, Harmonica, Language Classes,
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Signs just outside The Surf
Shack by Crabby Bills on Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach,
get the word out that there is
no oil on the beach behind the
shop. Rob Holdaway, a Buyer
for Surf Shack, said they were
watching TV and everything
was getting blown out of
proportion. They thought
there should be more focus on
the loss of lives like those from
flooding in Tennessee. They
were also getting concerned
that people from outside the
local area would think the oil
spill was a Florida-wide thing,
Holdaway said.


Players to Hold Annual
Membership Meeting
The Gulfport Community Players
will hold their Annual Membership
Meeting and Elections at the Back
Door Theater on May 28 at 7 p.m. All
members are urged to attend. Reports
will be read and elections will be held.
You must be a member of the Players
to vote in the election. The meeting
will be held at the Players' Back Door
Theater, located at 4919 17 Avenue
S. in Gulfport.
The Board approved a new "Earned
Membership" class recently and, from
now on, any person who devotes 25 or
more hours of volunteer time to the
Players (including actors and stage
crew) from June 1, 2009 through
May 31, 2010 will earn a one year
paid membership to the Gulfport
Community Players for the following
year. This free membership allows
the person to vote in the annual
elections held on the last Friday of
May each year.
The Board welcomes any of its
members in good standing to serve
on the board. Please contact Eileen
Navarro at 727-322-1422 for more
information.


Seniors' Chat Room
Experience table topics with the
Gulfport Senior Center's Chat Room
every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center
is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in
Gulfport.






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Help Them Out
American Legion Post 125 will hold
a benefit barbecue for Katana M. and
wounded warriors on Sunday, May
16 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. The Post
is located at 6440 Fifth Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg.
Little Miss M. has Type 1 diabetes
and needs to raise money for an
operation. The family has raised half
the money. Now the American Legion
is trying to help raise the other half.
All other funds raised after the goal
is met will go to our troops in the
Wounded Warriors to help them and
their families in their time of need.
The barbecue dinner will be served
from 1-6 p.m. and will include ribs or
chicken, baked beans, potato salad,
cole slaw, rolls and ice tea. Cost is $7
for adults and $5 for children 12 and
under.
The event is family friendly and
includes a 50/50 drawing every hour.
Put together by the Southern Knights
Band, over eight bands from around
the state will be playing inside and
outside. Pick up artists are welcome,
so bring your instrument and join the
fun!

PAWS for Patriots
Golf Tournament
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
305 will present a PAWS for Patriots
Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May
25 at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country
Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in St.
Petersburg. The event is a 4 Person
Scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Their goal is to raise $5,000 to assist


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veterans with visual impairments
and those recovering from serious
injuries. All proceeds will benefit
PAWS for Patriots, a program that
provides guide or therapy dogs to
increase mobility and independence
for injured veterans.
The Auxiliary will hold a dinner,
raffle and auction at Post 305, 6999
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach


at 6 p.m. A round of golf, cart and
dinner is $70. Dinner only is $20.
Hole sponsorships are available
for $100. Checks should be made
payable to ALA Unit 305 and
mailed to Dee Bell, 326 72 Avenue,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.
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Local Obituaries-
CHAMPAGNE, ENIS PAGELLA,
88, of South Pasadena, passed away
April 18, 2010, at the home of her
daughter in Seminole. She came here
in 1960, from Springfield, MA. She
was a nurse at Mound Park Hospital
in St. Petersburg, later becoming
a private duty nurse until her
retirement in 1997. She is survived
by her daughters Deanna Trudell of
Springfield, MA, Frances Mokrzecki
of West Springfield, MA, Nancy
Coventry of Seminole; son Robert
Champagne of Bryson City, NC. She
was preceded in death by her parents
Amelia and Battista Pagella and
sister Josephine and brother Louis.
She is survived by her sister Irene
White and brothers George and
Raymond as well as 11 grandchildren
and 10 great grandchildern.
Memorial contributions can be
made to Suncoast Hospice. National
Cremation of Clearwater. Interment
at Sylvan Abbey of Clearwater at a
later date.

GLOWASKI, FRANK E., SR., 96,
of South Pasadena, passed away on
April 24, 2010. He was preceded in
death by his loving wife Bernice.
He is survived by his son Frank, Jr.
(Rosemary) of Murphy, NC and by
his daughter Carolyn Christopher
of Atlanta, GA.; 3 grandchildren,
Alice Ohler, Richard Glowaski


and Jennifer Mclean; and by his
two great-grandchildren Mathew
and Kristen Grdgon. Frank was
very active in his community of
Paramus, NJ and retired as a
mechanical engineer from Lockheed
Martin in Orlando, FL. Viewing
will be on Thursday, April 28th,
from 10 am to 1 pm with a service
at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home
East Altamonte location, Baldwin
Fairchild Funeral Home, 994 East
Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs,
FL. Please sign the guestbook at
www.baldwinfairchild.com.
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Every single day,
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I keep in my heart
the memories of the past,
for there they were planted
forever to last.
Love you,
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SHINE
Needs Volunteers
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) program.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
you.
Interested in knowing more? Call
727-570-9696, ext. 234.

Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).


KILGORE FAMILY
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8800 49th St. North
Suite 303
Pinellas Park, FL. 33782

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Yoga Classes in
St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center located at 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive is offering Yoga classes
appropriate for all skill levels. Check
out the St. Pete Beach website www.
spbrec.com under Adult Programs,
Yoga Classes, or contact Wendy
Hessinger 727-686-0123, Cathy
Sattler 727-367-7573, or Osha Ray
805-680-3877.


Donations Needed for
Kittens and Puppies
SPCA Tampa Bay is requesting
donations from the community for
kitten and puppy season. Donations
include dry and wet kitten and puppy
food, kittylitter, new puppy andkitten
toys, towels, paper towels, blankets,
collars, leashes and crates. Low cost
spay/neuter programs available.
Location is 9099 130 Avenue N. in
Largo Visit www.spcatampabay.org
or call 727-586-3591.


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Stroke Prevention


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1. Stroke/Carotid Ultrasound ............................................................................................ $35
This test visualizes build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries that may lead to stroke.
Strokes are associated with carotid blockage. 50% have no warning signs.

2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) ............................................................................... $35
95% of ruptured AAA's result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms.
3. Arterial Disease (PAD) Test ............................................................................................$35
Ultrasound Doppler is used to detect poor circulation due to blockage in the extremities. An abnormal PAD test
is a strong indicator of heart disease.
4. Thyroid Ultrasound ...................................................................................................... $35
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters and tumors.
5. Abdominal Ultrasound ..................................................................................................$85
Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
6. Heart Scan Echocardiogram ...................................................................................... $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots,
tumors and fluid around the heart.
Complete Evaluation (All 6 Ultrasounds) ............................................................................ $169
Q. How accurate are these health screenings?
A. Our adherence to stringent protocol, highly trained sonographers, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, and
board certified interpreting radiologists make the screenings exceedingly accurate. Physician written protocols
ensure consistency and accuracy.
Q. Why should I have these tests if I have no symptoms?
A. It is important to have a screening to identify problems before symptoms arise, potentially avoiding a serious
health crisis. Unfortunately, our body's warning signs often come too late.
Q. Does my doctor do these tests as part of my routine checkup?
A. Most physicians can only prescribe ultrasound tests if you are already having symptoms, not for prevention
reasons. Prevention Plus is here to identify disease before a problem occurs.
No Prescription necessary. These test are not included in routine physical.
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Volunteer
Advocates Needed
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program administered by the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes
and assisted living facilities to
investigate complaints concerning
their rights on issues such as food,
staffing, funds, medication, abuse
and neglect. Volunteers are trained
to assess these facilities for federal
and state law compliance.
Anyone with advocating and
administrative abilities may apply.
Retired individuals and couples
are welcome. Mileage and meal
reimbursements are provided at the
state rate for all official ombudsman
duties.
Please call 588-6912 or 1-888-831-
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Excerpts heard at the May 26, 2009
Gulfport City Council Meeting

Public Comment

& Council Quotes

"You pick up the phone and you can get a quick response,"-
Margarete Tober, thanking Fred Metcalf and Jim O'Reilly for assisting
her with a permitting issue.

"On the consent item 2010-30: I'm here, absolutely for that concept.
My question is that it is on the consent item. Having watched
the workshop there was thorough discussion of that item... It's
conceivable that there would be people who would want to discuss
this...I think this is kind of a dangerous precedent."- Bob Newcomb,
who pointed out that there was no public input allowed on consent agenda
items. Item 2010-30 allowed council to appoint Andrew Salzman as the
city attorney.

"We have a motion; is there a second to that? It dies for lack of a
second." Mayor Mike Yakes, about Councilmember Jennifer Salmon's
motion to remove item 2010-30 from the consent agenda. Ultimately, Vice-
mayor Michele King seconded the motion to remove the item from the
consent agenda.

"Most of the homes there are 1950s, so how will they be ADA
approved?" -- Gwen Collins, asking about the land-use changes that will
allow businesses to operate out of private homes.

"Just remember today as the day you still like me," -Andrew Salzman,
upon city council approving a contract between his firm and the city for
attorney services.


Gulfport Allows Permit-less Yard
Sales on First Saturdays
Gulfport residents can have garage sales the first Saturday of every month
without having to apply for a free permit. After two meetings where council
debated the merits of an ordinance suspending the current rules about garage
sales, council voted to suspend portions of Section 13-35 for one more year.
Section 13-35 deals with permits for yard sales.
Councilmember David Hastings spoke against suspending the rules, and
councilmember Jennifer Salmon said she had hoped to find a workable
compromise. Councilmember Sam Henderson said he didn't see a reason to
vote against extending the suspension of the rules.
"We haven't had any problems; we haven't had any complaints. I'm not sure
what theoretical problems we're talking about," Mr. Henderson said.
"I have a problem trying to fix something that's not broke," Mayor Mike Yakes
agreed.
"We did have complaints, at the last meeting," Ms. Salmon said.
"Were there any complaints while the yard sales were going on?" Mr. Henderson
asked city manager Jim O'Reilly, who said there were not.
The motion passed with a 3-2 vote, with Ms. Salmon and Mr. Hastings casting
the assenting votes.










S ometBin on my mihd
a By Bill Northrop BNorthrop@theGabber.com


Are You an American
Citizen?
S peaking of immigration (I
wrote about it last week),
how tough is it to pass the
citizenship questions? I checked the
internet and came up with about
100 questions that citizenship
candidates might have to answer.
The question is: Can you?
Try these:
1. What do the stripes on the flag
mean?
2. How manychangesor amendments
are there to the Constitution?
3. What are the three branches of
our government?
4. Can you name the two senators
from your state?
5. How many representatives are
there in Congress?
6. What are the duties of the
Supreme Court?
7. What is the Bill of Rights?
8. Who becomes President of the
United States if the President and
the vice-president should die?
9. Who is the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court?
10. Can you name the 13 original
states?
11. What are the 49th and 50th
states of the Union?
12. Who is head of your local
government?


13. According to the Constitution,
a person must meet certain
requirements in order to be eligible to
become President. Name one of these
requirements.
14. Why did the Pilgrims come to
America?
15. Who was the main writer of the
Declaration of Independence?
16. What special group advises the
President?
17. What kind of government does
the United States have?
18. Whose rights are guaranteed
by the Constitution and the Bill of
Rights?
19. What is the introduction to the
Constitution called?
20. What is the most important right
granted to U.S. citizens?
21. How many times may a Senator
be re-elected?
22. What is the capital of your
state?
23. Who is the current governor of
your state?
24. Which countries were our enemies
during World War II?
25. What is the basic belief of the
Declaration of Independence?
Since I know that all of you know
these answers, I won't bother to give
the answers. You read and therefore
you know. I left out a lot of questions
that were either obvious or obscure.
I might print all of the answers next
week, but don't count on it.
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Operation Military
Camp Needs Donations
Operation Military Camp is coming
up and is open to all children 8-13
years of age who have a parent
deployed. Contributions are greatly
needed. Please contact American
Legion Post 125 at 347-6085 to help.

Learn about
Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters is a positive learning
environment where leaders develop
professional skills needed in this
tough economy. You will learn to
evaluate your current skills, have
productive discussions at work,
practice speaking in front of a
people, control nervousness, take on
new roles, and develop yourself as a
leader.
City Power Toastmasters is a
non-profit organization devoted
to continuing leadership skills
in a relaxed, diverse and upbeat
atmosphere. Join them every
Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One
Fourth Street N., Municipal Services
Building, 6th Floor, Room 600,
downtown St. Petersburg. Guests
are always welcome. For more
information call 893-7918.

Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
Adults Mentoring Children program.
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 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
Pinellas waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Beverly at 727-479-1841.
Funding is through the Juvenile
Welfare Board.

Gabber May 6- May 12, 2010









American Legion Activities


O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Lunch Served Kitchen Open Dinner 5-7pm Lunch Seed Lunch Served
am3pm 11-2 Lunch am3pm 11am-3pm
-3 Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band Breakfast 8:3011am No Lunch Served am-pmpm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm Southern Knights Band 7-1pm Ron's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
7-11pm Kitchen open

On Sunday, May 16 our Post will be hosting a fund raiser from 12:00 noon to 9 p.m. Katana M. is 2 years old with
diabetes and needs an operation. We will have over 8 bands from around the state playing inside & out, bounce house
for children, 50/50 drawings & much more. There will be a barbeque dinner available from 1 to 6 p.m. After the goal
is reached for Katana, the rest of the donations will be given to Wounded Warriors. Come out & help us help others
while having a great time.
Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. the Auxiliary will be accepting nominations of officers for the coming year. If you would
like to nominate someone, or if you would like to be nominated, please attend this meeting. Everyone attending will be
asked to show their current membership card.
The Auxiliary is collecting pennies to help support the children and youth programs in our district. Please drop a few
coins, or dollars, in the jars at the bar.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights. Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
join us for euchre. Breakfast is served every Sunday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Also, we are still accepting donations for troops in Iraq. Items needed include powered drink mix for bottled water,
personal hygiene items, socks, batteries, snacks, dry food items, etc. A collection box is provided at the post. For more
information call Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them our support!


Post 305
6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 367-1596
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

Bar Bingo 7pm Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Mother's Day Brunch Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Auxiliary Mtg 6pm ALA Special Dinner
Food Served Entertainment 7-1 0pm Geno 7-10pm 12-2pm Karaoke 7-10 pm Harry 7-1 0pm 6-8pm
$10 donation Frank Caine 7-10pm
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Sunday, May 9, Mother's Day Luncheon, 12-2 p.m. $10 donation. Tickets available at the bar.
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!




100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!
In just 23 weeks, Gulfport will
Is celebrate the centennial of its
incorporation, October 12, 1910. We'll
be reminding you every week with an
interesting old photograph from the
collection of the Historical Museum. See
if you can identify the people, places, and
above all the decade of each picture as it
comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
For a time (1950-54) Gulfport City
Council had a mayor, one representative
from each of the four wards, and a
councilman-at-large. Last week's picture
Is this Gulfport or Cypress Gardens? When did teams of water skiers perform of the 1953 council showed Mayor Harold
here and why is the Casino almost unrecognizable? Answer next week. Fox, Arthur Horan, councilman-at-large;
Walt Williams, Ward 2; Cecil Douglas,
Ward 3; "Red" Fussell, Ward 1; and "Dick"
Think you know the answer? Stambaugh, Ward 4.
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com


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The Road to
Permanent
Charter Officers
City council removed long-time city
attorney Tim Driscoll last summer,
replacing him almost immediately
with Tom Minkoff, despite protests of
some on council and some residents.
Former vice-mayor Bob Worthington
and former councilmember Judy
Ryerson both voted against removing
Driscoll to put Minkoff in the position.
Worthington called it a "railroad
job."
Minkoff served for three months,
despite two sexual harassment
complaints, one of which never
came before any council members.
Councilwoman Michele King received
one complaint at her home address,
which she brought to the attention of
City Clerk Lesley DeMuth. King said
DeMuth advised her to hold on to
complaint. DeMuth has no oversight
over other charter officers.
The other complaint, made from
within the police department, never
made it to city council due to an
apparent miscommunication. The
interim chief of police, Howard
Coombs, wrote up the incident and
put a memo in the office of Human
Resource Director Mercedes Perez.
Perez was out on medical leave; when
she returned, she saw that Coombs
had written "cc: City Council" and
asked then-interim city manager Jim
O'Reilly if it had been taken care of;
she said he assured her it had.
Coombs told the Gabber that he
wrote "cc: City Council" so Ms. Perez
would do so; she said she thought
he had done so. When asked, none
of the council members knew of
the complaint. Minkoff received
no counseling for either complaint,
resigning his post when offered a
judgeship.
Current Attorney Andrew Salzman
said that the complaint "should have
gone to the city manager" but, given
that Minkoff was a charter employee
"that changes the scenario."
In the wake of these issues, city
officials created a policy for dealing
with complaints about charter
officers. Salzman has no such
complaints on record.
After Minkoff left the city, council
hired Andrew Salzman's firm
temporarily. Salzman has repeatedly
fielded Government in the Sunshine
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issues, public comment concerns, and
addressed the public's right to speak
at council meetings.
"Just because you want to say
something doesn't mean they have
to hear you. The three-minute open
forum is a right granted by council,"
he said. In meetings, he addresses
problems with decorum and reminds
council that they can ask people to
address comments to the council
as a whole rather than single out
individuals.
At Tuesday night's meeting,
everyone who spoke did so in favor
of hiring Salzman. However, some
residents as well as councilmember
Jennifer Salmon, spoke out against
putting the vote on the city's consent
agenda.


Consent agenda items do not
warrant discussion before the vote,
either from council or in the form of
public comment.
"Do you really believe that this
matter doesn't arise to the level
of garage sales?" Margarete Tober
asked council.
Ms. Salmon asked that the item be
removed from the consent agenda to
allow public comment and discussion.
After a long pause, Vice-Mayor King
seconded the motion.
After some discussion-allpositive-
councilvoted to hire Salzman's firm as
the new attorney for the city. Filling
this position makes the last of the
city's interim positions permanent.
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.


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Woman's Club
Installation Luncheon
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club will hold their Annual
Installation of Officers & Luncheon
on Friday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. at
the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Cost
of the luncheon is $20. Reservations
may be made by calling Mary
Ellen Conte at 821-2078 or email:
mecontel@verizon.net. Guests are
welcome.


Officers to be installed are:
President: Pat Bonanno; President
Elect: Carole Groll; 1st Vice President:
Jane Barnard; 2nd Vice President:
Judy Zamanillo; 3rd Vice President:
Bev Nahon; 4th Vice President:
Joanne Walker; Recording Secretary:
Roseanna Costa; Corresponding
Secretary: Laura Brock; and
Treasurer: Teresa Hartley.
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card games or rental information
of our clubhouse, please call
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been serving the community since
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Boating Classes
in Gulfport
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
Gulfport at 3120 Miriam Street S.
(behind the Gulfport City Marina)
is now offering a variety of boating
classes including multi-lesson
courses and one day boating seminar
courses. If you are interested in an
exciting, in-depth boating safety
course, the BS&S is their most
popular course.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
(BS&S) start any Thursday 7:30-
9:30 p.m, 13 week revolving course,
$40 for materials. Sailing Skills and
Seamanship (SS&S) and Weekend
Navigator (WN) will be offered on
Tuesday nights when enough people
have signed up. For information,
email auxgulfport@yahoo.com or call
Leonard at 686-6940.
They also offer one-day seminar
courses including About Boating
Safety (ABS) which meets the
minimum requirement for a new
FL Safe Boating ID card, GPS for
Mariners (GPSFM), How to read
a Nautical Chart (HRNC) and
Suddenly in Command (SIC). These
courses vary in price and will be
offered on Saturdays when enough
people have signed up.
For more details on course
content visit http://cgauxed.org/
completecourses.html. The ABS,
BS&S, and SS&S courses give you the
knowledge needed to obtain a boat
license or safety certification in many
states and all three offer Florida safe
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2010 City of Gulfport
Hurricane Seminar
The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the 2010 Hurricane Seminar on
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at the
Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom
at 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in
Gulfport.
The City of Gulfport's guest speaker
for this year is newly arrived
meteorologist from News channel
8, Brooks Garner. Garner was the
chief meteorologist at the biggest
station in South Carolina, WIS-TV
in Columbia for five years, where
he's covered seemingly countless
hurricanes including Katrina. Brooks
was the consulting meteorologist for
the movie, "Nailed" (2009), starring
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel,
filmed in South Carolina. The film is
still in post-production. Brooks holds
the National Weather Association
and American Meteorological Society
Seals of Approval.
This informative seminar is open
to the public. For more information
on this event, please email gbiron@
mygulfport.us or call Gail Biron at
727-893-1118.

Bipolar Support Group
A Bipolar Support Group meets
every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.


at Suncoast Community Mental
Health, 4024 Central Avenue in
St. Petersburg. All are welcome.
Free admission. Call 656-3848 with
questions.

Deadline Nears for
Scholarship Award
South Pasadena residents and
high school graduating students of
the City of South Pasadena have
until May 28, 2010 to apply for the
City's annual $1,000 scholarship
award. Applicants must have been


City residents for the past two years
and been accepted at an accredited
college, university, trade or technical
school.
A copy of the prior year Federal
Income Tax Return for applicant
or any other persons) who claimed
applicant as a dependent on a Federal
Income Tax Return is required.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena.
fl.us. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.


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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 4/23
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Noise Complaint- 1700 BIk 56th St. S.
Drunk Person- 3100 BIk 56th St. S.
Hit & Run- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5700 BIk Shore Blvd.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk 10th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- Wood Ibis Park.
Burglary- 2800 BIk Miriam St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1000 BIk Hull St. S.
Saturday 4/24
Trouble with Individual- 2400 BIk
Premier Dr. S.
Domestic Battery- 5000 BIk 8th Ave.
S.
Accident with Injuries- 1400 BIk 58th
St. S.
Stolen Vehicle (Attempted)- 5500 BIk
17th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Park.
Theft- 1000 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 5700 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Sunday 4/25
Theft- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 3100 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 50th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5800 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Lost or Stolen Tag- 4500 BIk 29th Ave.
S.
Narcotics/Drugs- Beach Front.
Fight in Progress- 1800 BIk 52nd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 3000 BIk Clinton St.
S.
DUI/Accident without Injuries- 5400
BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Monday 4/26
Drunk Person- 6200 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
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Hit & Run- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1000 BIk 52nd St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk Free-
mont St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk 29th
Ave. S.
Battery- Trail.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Tuesday 4/27
Domestic Verbal- 5500 BIk 19th Ave.
S.
Street Obstruction- 2900 BIk 57th St.
S.
Theft- 2900 BIk 50th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Wood Ibis
Park.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 2200 BIk 52nd St. S
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 24th Ave.
S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
2200 BIk 56th St. S.
Wednesday 4/28
Drunk Driver- 5600 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1100 BIk 50th St. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Battery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2600 BIk Quincy
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Domestic Battery- 5400 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 3000 BIk 58th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Thursday 4/29
Trespasser- Tomlinson Park.
Fight in Progress- 1800 BIk York St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5000 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.


Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Truant- 5800 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Prowler- 5600 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5500 BIk 19th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2000 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- Tomlinson
Park.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 56th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 700 BIk Gray St. S.



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Crime Awareness Meeting
By Jeri Reed
The next city-wide meeting of the Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention
Program will be on May 10 at 7 p.m. We had a request from a citizen for an
update on the topic of Sexual Offenders and Sgt. Burkhart of the Gulfport
Police Department will be our guest.
We had a great turnout for the picnic and hope to see some of these new faces
at our meeting! We meet at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street
S.
We encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more information,
contact Jeri Reed @ 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at
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Director and Film
Producer Workshop
There will be a Best of the Best
Director and Producer Workshop
on Saturday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m.
at Venue Actors Studio, 9125 US 19
N. in Pinellas Park. Come out and
meet some of the Bay area's best and
most prominent directors and film
producers. Includes an opportunity to
win a film role. Cost is $50 in advance
or $65 at the door. This is a non-profit
event benefiting Florida Film and
Venue Actors Studio. For information
visit www.indieartsfilmfund.com/
Events.htm or call 727-447-3138.

Sign Up for Pancreatic
Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The St. Pete Road Runners Club
is teaming up with the Tampa
Bay Affiliate of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network to host the
Second Annual "PurpleStride" 5K
Competitive Run and Family Walk.
This event is to raise awareness
and funds for pancreatic cancer
research will be held on Saturday,
May 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the War
Veteran's Memorial Park. Enter as
a team or individual. Great fajitas
and ice cream post-race party made
possible by sponsors Cody's Original
Roadhouse and Unilever.
For more details visit www.
PurpleStride.org or to inquire about
sponsorships or volunteering please
contact Tracy Connolly at Tracy_
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2nd Mile Recovery
Group
Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more
information.

Foster Hope...
Foster A Child
Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
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things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-
233-0790.

Visit Saint Vincent's
Thrift Store
Saint Vincent's Thrift Store located
at 5124 Gulfport Boulevard has been
a contributor to programs in Gulfport
for many years. Thrift stores play an


important part in recycling items that
might otherwise end in our dumps.
In appreciation to the customers who
make this possible, a few specials are
available this month. If you haven't
been to check out the bargains, now
is a good time to see what is available.
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Migratory Bird Die-Off
Likely Not Oil Related
from front page
By Cathy Salustri

As Kurt Zuelsdorf walked along the north end of Pass-A-Grille beach last
Tuesday, he noticed something unusual up by the high water mark: a little
black wings and bits of feathers and tails.
By the time he finished his walk Zuelsdorf had collected six dead birds. He
also saw at least 30 other wings and tails of what he believed to be grosbeaks,
finches, and other songbirds.
Zuelsdorf said he suspects the birds died flying over he smoke from the recent
oil debacle in the Gulf.
"I think they washed up Sunday during the storm; that would be my guess,"
he said.
Dan Wolf, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) drove down from Gainesville to collect the birds last
Wednesday morning. Upon returning to his lab and examining the remains,
Wolf said he could not determine how the birds died but he did not believe it
resulted from oil or oil smoke exposure.
"The possibility is there, but we don't know," Wolf said. He explained that
so little of the birds' internal organs remained that he could not conduct a
necropsy.
"(They were) pure liquid inside, but oil was not found on them. This was
probably more of a migratory death incident than it was anything else. You
get so many migratory birds, you're going to get some of them that die along
the way," Wolf added.
Wolf and a coworker spend last Wednesday searching for other birds along
the Pinellas shoreline. He said they found "five or six" similar birds in more
advanced stages of decomposition at the Sand Pearl on Clearwater Beach.
To date, the FWC has received only one other report of dead birds: 15 dead
birds around the Fort Walton area. Between the two die-offs (Pinellas and Fort
Walton) Wolf had hoped to identify the birds and cross-check their migratory
paths with the path of the oil rig smoke, but ultimately could only identify two
species: a scarlet tanager and yellow-billed cuckoo.
Despite the opinion that these birds did not as a result of the oil catastrophe,
Wolf says that the FWC is working closely with volunteers and bird rescue
groups to mobilize when oil does impact Florida birds.
In the meantime, Wolf asks that anyone who sees dead birds report them
at the FWC's web site, MyFWC.com/bird. These reports go instantly to the
biologist's web-enabled phone, and he can then arrange for locating and
collecting the bird or birds.
Wolf also stresses that well-meaning citizens should not collect the bird.
Rather, they should leave it as they found it. He also asks that people reporting
dead birds online leave a valid contact number and as thorough a description
of the location as possible.
Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com





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Live Music Offered at
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT: Frank Hewlett plays
guitar, cracks jokes, tell stories and
sings tunes that originatedin the days
before iPods. Some of the questions
posed on his website offer clues to
what music you might expect from
him: "Are Turtles and Monkees more
than just animals in a zoo to you?"
or "When I say Puff, do you think
Dragon rather than Daddy?" It's no
wonder he has nicknamed himself
"The Geezer." Frank "The Geezer"
Hewlett is the featured musician at
the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market,
each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Beach Blvd. in Gulfport's Waterfront
Arts District.
Choices at the Market have grown
tremendously over the last few
months There are new vendors
and new choices each week. At the
Market, the Gulfport Merchants
Association offers a booth with
information about upcoming events,
as well as local shops and eateries.
Stop by to find out about upcoming
Art Walks, festivals and many other
events. The Merchants' booth also
accepts donations of non-perishable
food and toiletries for the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Donations go
to local families in need.
For more information about the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, or
if you are interested in becoming a
vendor, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-
366-4086. More information is also
available at www.GulfportMA.com.

Volunteers Needed
for Soup Kitchen
The Salvation Army of St.
Petersburg is seeking volunteers
to staff its community soup kitchen
on Saturday and Sundays from 12
noon to 6 p.m. Volunteers will assist
staff in serving meals to the clients
who come to the soup kitchen each
day for the noon and evening meals.
They will be involved in serving, and
clearing tables as clients arrive and
depart during the meal hours.
To volunteer please contact Gail
Stark, Community Relations
Coordinator at (727) 550-8080, ext.
332 or by email at Gail_Stark@uss.
salvationarmy.org.


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Low-Cost or Free
Mammograms
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.

Make a Big
Impact in a Little way
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS),
the leading youth mentoring orga-
nization in the country, needs you!
They are seeking volunteer "Bigs"
to be friends and mentors to chil-
dren in the City of Gulfport. Volun-
teers are needed for just one hour
a week to make a difference in the
life of a child at Gulfport Elemen-
tary School, both during the day and
after school. Call 518-8860 or visit
www.bbbspc.org.


Call now to discover the difference


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Antiques in the Park Serenade


Photo by Leigh Clifton
Antique vendor Gary Schwalm serenades his customers with a little accordion music at
the Antiques in the Park in Clymer Park last Saturday. Schwalm, who deals in glassware ,
jewelry and small furniture, took accordion lessons as a kid.










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By Scott Lafee

Parents, You're Doing
Better Than You Think
Through the years, as careers have
become more pressing and workdays
longer, it's become conventional
wisdom that modern-day mothers
and fathers spend far less time with
their children than their parents
did with them. In fact, a pair of
economists at the University of
California San Diego say reality is
quite the opposite: Contemporary
parents are spending far more time
with their families than parents of
past generations.
Husband-wife team Garey and
Valerie Ramey analyzed a dozen
surveys of how Americans said
they used their time. The surveys
were taken between 1965 and 2007.
They concluded that the amount
of child-care time spent by parents
increased across all income levels,
most notably among those with a
college education.
Before 1965, mothers spent an
average of 12 hours a week attending
to the needs of their children. In


2007, that number had grown
to 21.2 hours a week for college-
educated women and 15.9 for those
with less education. Mothers still do
most of the parenting, but fathers
are putting more time in as well: 9.6
hours a week for college-educated
men, twice the pre-1995 rate of 4.5
hours. For less educated men, it was
6.8 hours a week, up from 3.7.
GET ME THAT. STAT!
Children attending schools located
in high-traffic zones (near a freeway,
for example) have a 45 percent
increased risk of developing asthma,
even though school time accounts
for only a third of a child's waking
hours, according to a University of
Southern California study.
LIFE IN BIG MACS
One hour of playing cards or a board
game burns 102 calories (based on a
150-pound person) or the equivalent
of one-tenth of a Big Mac.
MEDTRONICA
Healthy women
healthywomen.org
A bright, professional site that
offers expert advice on a variety of
subjects of particular interest to
women. Lots of useful fact sheets


on general topics, too, such as
diabetes and aging, which can be
downloaded. Links to relevant blogs
and publications are available.
DOC TALK
Jack Bauer -- A doctor still up and
working after 24 straight hours, a
reference to the main character in
the TV show "24."
PHOBIA OF THE WEEK
Xanthophobia -- fear of the color
yellow or the word "yellow"
OBSERVATION
"I don't believe medical discoveries
are doing much to advance human
life. As fast as we create ways to
extend it, we are inventing ways to
shorten it." -- Dr. Christiaan Barnard
(1922-2001), a South African cardiac
surgeon who conducted the first
successful human-to-human heart
transplant in 1967
EPITAPHS
Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the
pod:
Pease shelled out and went to God.
-- Inscription on a 1880s
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Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren Support
GrandparentsRaising Grandchildren
offers support groups on the second
and fourth Thursday from 6-7:30
p.m. at Family Resources, 3821 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg and at
the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27
Avenue S. in Gulfport on the last
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
They provide support, referrals, legal
guidance, and resources.

Pre-K Program in St.
Pete Beach
ST. PETE BEACH: A brand new
program for Pre-Kindergarten kids
ages 3 to 6 is coming to the St. Pete
Beach Community Center. "Music,
Movement and More" is a dynamic
program that engages kids each week
with a different theme. Every week
the theme corresponds to a different
song and dance, a take-home craft
project and snack time. The program
runs every Tuesday and Thursday
from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca
Ciega Drive, and costs $15 per week.
All classes are led by a licensed early
childhood facilitator with over 20
years experience. Call 363-9245 for
more information.

Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by
the Bookstore of The Friends of the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library located on the St. Petersburg
College Gibbs Campus, corner of
8th Ave North and 67th Street
North. The proceeds from the sale of
these items are used to fund special
children's and adult programs to
benefit the community. They are a
volunteer non-profit c-3 organization
and can provide a receipt to you for
your possible tax deduction. Please
call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

SPCA Raises
Adoption Fees
SPCA Tampa Bay adoption prices
have increased by $10 to include an
animal's microchip and registration
fee. The new prices are: kittens
(under 6 mos.) $45 and cats (over 6
mos.) $35. Canines include puppies
(under 6 mos.) $110, dogs (under
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25 lbs.) $160 and dogs (over 6 mos.
and 25 lbs.) $45. Shelter is located
at 9099 130 Avenue N., Largo. Hours
are Tuesday-Thursday 11-7 p.m.;
Friday 11-6 p.m.; Saturday 11-5 p.m.;
Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Monday
closed. For more information or to
view adoptable animals, visit www.
spcatampabay.org or call 727-586-
3591.

CABA Memberships
for 2010
The Corey Area Business
Association (CABA) is now accepting
memberships for the 2010 year. If you
have a business in the Corey Avenue/
Downtown St. Pete Beach area and
would like to become a member of
this bustling business community,
please contact Kathi Hansen at
Corey Corners, 350 Corey Avenue
or call 727-498-8778. Membership
to this growing association offers
many perks to help you promote
your business. For a list of current
members go to www.coreyave.com.


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Mothers Against Drunk Driving
(MADD) will host the 2010
Tampa Bay Walk Like MADD 5K,
noncompetitive fundraising walk on
Friday, June 4. The walk begins at
7 p.m. at the USF Campus in Tampa
and will raise funds and rally support
for MADD's Campaign to eliminate
drunk driving.
For those who want to participate,
there are three options: 1. You can
register to walk or form a team; 2. If
you are unable to attend, you can sign
up as a virtual walker; 3. You can
give a one-time donation to the Walk
Like MADD in your area. Please visit
www.walklikeMADD.org to register,
donate or get more information.
For sponsorship information, call
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To learn more about MADD or to
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How is Your
Legal Health?
(Part III)
This Article is Part III in our series
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MARITAL STATUS
During your legal checkup, a review
of your marital status may uncover
certain aspects of the marriage
which you may wish to address.
For example, couples may desire to
enter into prenuptial agreements
or separation agreements to help
avoid disputes in the event of a
divorce.
Prenuptial agreements or
separation agreements can address
property rights, child support, child
custody and visitation rights you


may have regarding your children.
These agreements can be finalized
before or during your marriage.
Unmarried couples who are living
together may desire to enter into
an agreement to specify expected
rights and responsibilities which
are similar to a prenuptial or
separation agreement. Prenuptial
and separation agreements can
additionally specify how to value
assets which were jointly obtained
such as a home, retirement plans
and investments.
ACCIDENTAL INJURIES
Accidents can occur in your
automobile, at home or at your
workplace. As a result, you may
be entitled to compensation from
someone who caused or contributed
to your injury. Compensation for
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The purchase or sale of a home
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Gulfport Beach March Water Quality Report


By Cathy Salustri
Each week the City of Gulfport tests the water quality
in the waters off Gulfport Beach. Gulfport 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. Gulfport typically receives test results within a
week of taking the sample.
Currently, the City tests for two things: enterococcus
and fecal coliform. Scientists consider enterococcus a
common bacteria found in animal and human 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". Enterococcus 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 information, contact the City of Gulfport at 893-
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Spin, Baby, Spin.
Turn off your television. Right
now. I mean it, turn it off.
There's nothing of value there
for you, at least not news-wise.
I usually don't get this irate at the
local news stations until June 1,
when hurricane season opens and
the weather terrorists masquerading
as news people turn every gusty day
into a dark windy omen of the next
apocalypse. With the BP oil spill in
the Gulf of Mexico, though, Christmas
came early for the media this year.
Tourists are canceling their trips and
the coastal economy, still pasty and
malnourished from an excessively
bitter winter, is steeling itself for an
even more barren summer.
If I were to point fingers, I'd point
first at the "Drill, Baby, Drill" morons
who bought the line that drilling
was safe with very little risk. Next,
I'd love to blame British Petroleum,
I really would. More than that, I
think we should tar and feather the
politicians who allowed drilling with
oil from the spill and feathers from
any bird affected by it.
But the biggest criminal of all is the
media. Even though not one drop of
oil has hit Florida shores-or, at press
time, any coastal shore-people are
canceling reservations and changing
plans and refusing to eat seafood.
That's because the fourth estate,
charged with the complex goal of
reporting news and events accurately
and fairly, apparently sees that goal
as an opinion to be ignored if there's
money to be made.
Look, I don't think we should drill;
the risks outweigh the benefits. I
understand how very strong the
compulsion must be to point out every
negative possibility so that no one
will dare utter support of drilling.
But I also understand that there's
a difference between talking about
what could happen which, by the way,
isn't actually news but speculation,
and reporting on actual events.
The media, in our own twisted,
passionate attempt to remind the
world why drilling is a bad idea,


has sensationalized the disaster,
and in doing so is about to decimate
the tourist trade along the beaches.
Beaches that, by the way, are still
white and beautiful.
If you want to know what's going on
with the oil in the Gulf, please don't
rely on your television set. For that
matter, don't rely on any type of news
media, and that includes the Gabber.
We are not scientists. I don't know
about the folks at Fox, but my degree
is in broadcast journalism, not marine
biology or minerals management. I'm
about as qualified to predict the oil's
path as the guy drinking at On The
Rocks at 8 in the morning.
Wait just a minute, I can hear you
say. Are you telling us not to believe
what's on television and in the paper?
Absolutely. Don't believe one single
word. News is a business, and don't
you forget it. Oil that doesn't hurt
cute little birds and kill the fish that
those adorable dolphin love to eat?
Well, that doesn't sell airtime. Oily
birds and black beaches, now, that
sells advertising.
I'm not saying don't prepare for the
worst, andifthe oilreaches our shores
I will certainly go wash birds or drop
off gallons of Dawn dishwashing
detergent or whatever the Suncoast
Seabird Sanctuary asks of me. But
I've looked at the science, and while
I'm no scientist, even I can tell that,
as an industry, we're making stuff up
to keep you watching and reading.
I guess you can't blame us, really. We
haven't had a decent disaster since
Katrina. It gets boring, reporting
on run-of-the-mill murders and
carjacking. This oil thing certainly
spices up our days.
WTVT, the local affiliate news
station of the ever-respected Fox,
ran a story about how the spill
was affecting fishermen. They
interviewed one captain who said the
spill hadn't impacted his business but
all the media coverage was scaring it
away. That story segued into another
about the oil and how it might hit
our beaches. While the news anchors
didn't actually say this, I turned off
the set also expecting a plague of


locusts and death of our firstborns.
I don't expect you to believe me when
I say we're not to be trusted. My entire
point is that you shouldn't believe me.
I implore you instead to check things
out for yourselves. There are two web
sites with projections and advisories
from scientists whose qualifications
surpass that of "looks good on
camera": The National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and Florida's Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP).
NOAA's Incident News and main
web sites have valuable information
and the FDEP has a section on the
Deepwater Horizon, the vessel at the
center of this debacle. On that page
you can download the oil's projected
trajectory. These links, listed at the
end of the column and on the Gabber's
Facebook page, are the same ones the
media goes to for information.
What's that? You say you can't
really see much of Florida on the
maps showing where the oil might
go? Well, don't take it as sign that
you shouldn't prepare.
Take it as a sign to turn off your
television.
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.



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Get Ready for
Spring Boating
Get the annual service performed
on your boat and engine, inspect
your battery, clean terminals and top
off electrolyte as needed. Check and
clean electronic connections. Make
sure that your anchor line or mooring
lines are not frayed and replace rusty
chain, shackles and thimbles. Add
stabilizer to your fuel and replace the
fuel- water separator filter. Inspect,
and clean all PFDs and storage areas.
Make sure all fire extinguishers are
charged and serviceable, and your
flares have not expired. Inspect all
running and anchor lights, clean
terminals and replace bulbs as
needed. Check the bilge pumps are
operating and that the auto switch is
functioning. Replace outdated charts
and tide tables.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Programs are presented by the
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each
Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at
1300 Beach Dr. SE in St. Petersburg.
Call 727-898-1324 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of
Florida boater safety education
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PARC Thrift Store
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Due to an increase in community
need, the PARC Thrift Store at
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is immediately collecting electronic
and furniture donations. The PARC
Thrift Store is able to pick up large
donations with advance notice.
Donations of electronics and furniture
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developmental disabilities at PARC.
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Dining Out
By Leigh Clifton


for Life a Success


The annual Dining
Out for Life was a great
success in Gulfport and
the surrounding Tampa
Bay area last week.
Thousands of diners
in the Bay area ate
breakfast, lunch and
dinner at participating
restaurants, who
donated at least 25%
percent of the checks to
ASAP, the Aids Service
Association of Pinellas.
ASAP provides advocacy
for HIV/AIDS patients,
comprehensive care
and hospice services.
Dining Out for Life
was created by an
ActionAIDS volunteer in
Philadelphiain 1991, and
is now produced in over
55 cities throughout the
Photo by Carol McCarthy US and Canada. Nearly
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Reducing Waste
We Americans produce over
4 pounds of garbage per person each
day, according to the Environmental
Protection Agency. This adds up
to 29 pounds per week and 1,600
pounds a year. What happens to all
that trash?
Most garbage haulers dump the
garbage at a transfer station.
Recyclables are sorted mainly by
hand, on a conveyer belt. Plastics,
particularly numbers 1-7, are crushed
and baled by a "Wall-e" type machine
that produces perfect cubes. These
cubes are sold on the commodities
market for about 60 cents per pound.
This plastic is reprocessed using high
temperatures that burn off most food
particles and paper labels.
Glass is more difficult to recycle,
and there is little call for it on the
commodities markets. Industry is
switching to lighter packaging to
save money on shipping costs and
replacing glass bottles with plastic.
Most recycling facilities actually have
to pay an average of $25 per ton to
ship glass to a reprocessing facility.


Aluminum is one of the most
recycled items in the garbage, with
about 35 percent of all cans on
the market living their second or
third useful life. "It takes about 12
ounces of energy to make a single 12
ounce can," notes recycling facility
manager Bill Cutler. "Never, ever
throw one .i% .i\'
Polystyrene foam is considered
a contaminant in most recycling
facilities as it often winds up in
garbage but cannot be recycled.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not
the bulk clogging up our landfills,
nor is disposable diapers. The bulk
in most landfills is paper, especially
newspapers like the ones this
column is printed in that could be
recycled.
This little-known fact was
discovered by an archaeologist
who excavates landfills. William L.
Rathje, professor emeritus at the
University of Arizona, dug up three
landfills in Arizona, California
and Illinois. His team discovered
newspapers from the late 1970s
that were still readable, green grass


clippings, a T-bone steak with lean
and fat and five hot dogs, all fairly
fresh.
Rathje exposed the fact that organic
matter doesn't really biodegrade in
landfill conditions. "Well-designed
and well-managed landfills, in
particular, seem to be far more apt to
preserve their contents for posterity
than to transform them into humus
or mulch," says Rathje. "They are
not vast composters; rather, they
are vast mummifiers."
A byproduct of landfills is methane
and carbon dioxide gases, which
contribute to climate change. These
gases could be used to generate
electricity or heat, instead. There
are 400 landfill gas energy projects
scattered across the United States,
with 73 in California, 36 in Illinois
and 27 in Michigan.
"It's too late to do anything about
reducing waste by the time it gets
to the landfill," notes Cutler, who
diverted over 5,000 pounds of
recyclables from the waste stream
last year. "We need to let go of the
disposable mentality," he notes. "If
you don't absolutely need it, don't
buy it!"
Want to reduce your household
waste?
-- Compost! Separate organic
materialslikeleaves, grassclippings,
vegetables peels and scraps, and
keep them in a composer or pile in
the back yard.
-- Precycle! Purchase items with
the least amount of packaging. Buy
items that can be recycled, like Tom's
toothpaste, the only toothpaste tube
that can be recycled.
--Guerilla Recycle! Take apart the
layers of pet food bags and discard
the plastic inner liner. Over a pound
of paper can be recycled from one
pet food bag!
--Skip the juice box! Items in
packaging that combines paper with
metal or plastic like juice boxes,
milk cartons, paper bags lined with
foil or bubble wrap mailers are all
unrecyclable.
-- Skip the disposables! Use real
cups, plates and napkins at your
next party, and wash them instead.
If it is a large party, budget for a
cleaning service or find a caterer
who uses real dishes.

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GULFPORT, FL: The Gulfport
Merchants Association is now
accepting donations ofnon-perishable
food, toiletries and personal needs
to be distributed to the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Bring your
donations to the Gulfport Merchants
Association tent each Tuesday during
the Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd.
below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The Senior Center Pantry,
which offers food and other needed
items to struggling Gulfport families,
is in great need of donations to keep
up with the needs of its clients.


Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Thursday at
noon at Gigi's Italian Restaurant,
6852 Gulfport Boulevard (Pasadena
Shopping Center). Guests are
welcome to attend. Come discover
the new face of Rotary. For more
information, call their Club President,
Karen Keaton at (727) 822-2200.

We Care for Paws
Needs Donations
The We Care for Paws Foundation,
a non-profit dog and cat shelter,
currently houses over 45 dogs and
30 cats. Most of the animals are
unadoptable due to medicalproblems,
behavioral problems or old age, and
they will live out their lives in peace
at the shelter. We are always in need
of items for the animals, such as cat
condos; cat and dog treats, igloo dog
houses, beds and toys; shampoo, flea
preventatives such as Advantage or
Frontline, heartworm preventative
tablets (HeartGuard), towels and
blankets. As always, cash is needed
to help pay for medical expenses. If
you would like to donate any of these
items, please call Jan at 896-6315.

Can't Stop Eating?
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No dues or fees. They meet Thursdays
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Photo by Leigh Clifton
Charles and Kathy Scott, with
daughter Allison, proudly accept
the residential Beautification
Award of South Pasadena as
part of the National Arbor Day
Celebration held at Galatea Park
in South Pasadena.
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By Jeff Rugg


Several Options to
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in Gardens
Q: We want to start a vegetable
garden on a plot of land that has not
been mowed for a couple of years. The
weeds have grown pretty tall, but
they have been mowed this year in
preparation for the garden. What can
we use to kill the weeds that would
still allow us to possibly apply for an
organic certification in the future?
A: There are several techniques that
you can use to kill the stuff growing
now, but you will also have to deal
with a large supply of weed seeds
that will come up this year and for
several years to come.
If there is still a lot of brown stems
and debris left from the previous
weeds, you might be able to burn the


area, which will also kill some of the
weed seeds. It may be too late in the
year to do this one.
Both black and clear plastic sheets
have been used to kill plants. Black
plastic or rubber sheeting will heat
up the plants and soil, which kills
plants. And if it is hot enough, it can
even sterilize the soil a few inches
deep. Clear plastic will act like a
greenhouse and cook the plants, but
it doesn't get hot enough to heat the
soil. After a week, check under the
plastic to see how the plants are
doing.
Any opaque material, such as old
carpeting, can be used on small areas.
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plants underneath should be dead.
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off when they are tilled up.
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days apart will destroy most plants,


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but it's labor intensive. Hand pulling
and digging are, of course, even more
labor intensive.
There are a few weed-killing
chemicals used by organic growers.
You will have some weeds that are
grasses and some that are called
broad-leaved weeds. Having both
kinds of plants will mean using a
total plant killer.
Highly concentrated vinegar is the
active ingredient of a product called
BurnOut II. Normal household
vinegar may kill some plants, but it
is not concentrated enough to do a
whole weed patch -- boiling the water
out of it to make it more concentrated
is not something I recommend doing.
A combination of acetic acid and
citric acid are the ingredients in
AllDown herbicide, making it an
herbicide with very little chance of
remaining in the soil.
There are several non-selective
contact herbicides with a fatty acid
base. Generally, these products are
known as herbicidal soaps. One of
the brand names is Weed-Aside.
If you will be planting all your
garden plants as transplants and
not from seeds, you can use a pre-
emergent herbicide to stop the weed
seeds from sprouting. This product
will prevent garden vegetable seeds
from growing, too.
I would cover the whole garden
with a weed barrier cloth or several
inches of mulch to prevent seeds
from growing. The cloth will let seeds
sprout and the weeds may even grow,
but if they are under the cloth, you
won't have to deal with them. Plus,
the vegetables will be cleaner growing
on the cloth rather than the soil.
The main thing is just keeping
after the weeds. Nothing will work
perfectly, so when they come back
up, you need to hit them again. After
several hits, you win. If they are only
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Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange (PIE)
is a non-profit organization looking
for caring families to host high
school students from many countries
around the world. The students are
between 15 17 years of age and will
attend school for an academic year or
semester at your local high school.
There is no such thing as a typical
host family. They accept single
parents, retiredcouples, families with
small children, teens or no children at
all! You can have a great experience
hosting an International teen. The
students are prescreened, speak
English and are looking forward to
learning about our culture while
teaching Americans about theirs.
Students will have medical insurance
and their own spending money to
cover clothing, school expenses,
entertainment, etc. Host families
should provide not only a loving home
and food for their daily meals, but
also a quiet place to be able to study
and bedroom to rest. Although host
families are not paid, one is eligible
to claim a charitable tax deduction of
$50 per month for every month the
student is in the home.
Visit their website at www.pieusa.
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ST. PETE BEACH, FL: Dog
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Oil Cleanup Gets Hairy


SSome local shaves
and haircuts are
helping with the
oil cleanup in the
Gulf of Mexico. Area
groomers shared
how the clippings
from Tampa Bay
area pets are going
to help mop up the
oil.
"We all feel we
should try to do
what we can and
this is something
we can do to make a
difference... We only
wish we had heard
about this ingenious
method of recycling
dog hair years ago,
said Lolly, Melanie
and Richard Huling,
the owners of Joy's
Doggery in South
Pasadena.
A Matter of Trust, a
California base non-
profit has helped
clean up oil spills
since 1998. They
reuse donated hair
clippings from hair
salons, barbershops, pet groomers, and wool farmers. They stuff the donated
hair into donated nylon stockings to make highly absorbent booms to contain
oil spills. The hair can also be woven into mats, according to the organization's
Web site.
"A pound of hair can absorb one quart of oil in one minute. And hair mats can
be wrung out and reused up to 100 times. There are over 300,000 salons in the
US that sweep up an average of 1 lb. of hair per day, according to the Matter
of Trust Web site.
Saving the clippings is not new for Laura Campbell of The Poodle Palace
& Pet Boutique in St. Pete Beach. She was receptive to learning more about
recycling to help with the oil cleanup.
"We have always bagged (dog hair) separate because people use (the hair)
with their mulch to help hold the moisture," Campbell said.
Hair is abundant this time of year especially now that everybody is having
their pets clipped after the cooler winter weather. They get one to two bags of
clippings each day, said Susan with Central Park Grooming of St. Petersburg
"It is a great idea. We hope everybody gets on board to help."
"We shampoo our hair regularly because hair naturally absorbs oil. For
past spills such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, these simple booms have
been highly effective and efficient at cleaning up oil," said Lisa Craig Gautier,
Executive Director of Matter of Trust in a press release.
To sign up to donate hair, fur or nylons go to www.matteroftrust.org
Joy's Doggery will also send clean pet clippings for people who give their dogs
haircuts at home. A drop off box is available at the 6800 Gulfport Blvd. South
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By Tom Margenau
Little Girls Will Get
Social Security on
Mom's Record
Q: I am a 35-year-old father of
two little girls. My wife has breast
cancer and is not expected to live
much longer. She hasn't worked
since the girls were born, but she
did work steadily -- and paid Social
Security taxes -- for about six years
before then. I am wondering what
kind of Social Security benefits the
girls would be due if their mother
passes away. And would I be due
any benefits? I work and make about
$95,000 per year.
A: Even though your wife doesn't
have an extensive work history, it
sounds like she's worked and paid
Social Security taxes for enough
years to be "insured." That means
your daughters will be eligible for
Social Security survivor's benefits
on her record.
I really can't tell you how much
money the girls would get from Social
Security each month. The average
monthly benefit for two children is
about $2,000 combined. But because
your wife hasn't worked in a while,
you probably can expect a little
less than that. You can get a much
better idea by checking your wife's
latest Social Security statement.
She would have received one about
three months before her most
recent birthday. That statement,
in addition to providing projections
for future retirement benefits, also
gives estimates of payments due
to widows, widowers and surviving
children.
If you were not making as much
money as you are, you might be
due widower's benefits on your
wife's Social Security record. (The
government actually calls them
"father's" benefits.) I usedthe hedging
phrase "might be due" because there
is a maximum amount of money that
can be paid to survivors on any Social
Security account. The maximum


monthly payout varies depending
on the account holder's basic Social
Security benefit. It's usually reached
when more than two people are
claiming benefits on the account.
But that maximum is a moot point
in your case because your income
is well above the $14,160 per year
earnings threshold. Your $95,000
annual salary doesn't prevent the
girls from receiving Social Security,
but it will keep you from collecting
father's benefits.
One final point: You will be due
the one-time miserly $255 Social
Security death benefit that's paid to
the spouse of someone who dies.
Q: I am about to turn 62 and plan
to apply for Social Security. I read in
one of your columns that I can make
up to $14,160 with no reduction in
my benefits. I own a duplex home and
rent out the other half of the house.
Will that rental income count?
A: No. The only forms of income that
count toward the $14,160 per year
earnings threshold are wages from
a job or self-employment income
from a business. So assuming you
are not in the business of property
management, but simply own a
home and rent out part of that home
to others, the rental income you get
will NOT count against you and
will not reduce your Social Security
benefits.
Q: I am really confused about when
I should take my Social Security.
Should I retire at 62 and take
reduced benefits? Or should I wait
until age 66 and get full benefits?
A: I'm afraid your question is way
too open-ended. There are so many
variables that go into making that
decision: like how much money
you're making; whether or not you
like your job; what kind of health
insurance you have; what other
income you expect after retirement;
whether you're married; etc.
And that even leaves out the
biggest variable of all: How long
are you going to live? Of course, you
don't know the answer to that last
question, so you really never know if


you're ahead to take Social Security
at 62 or wait until age 66 or later.
I suggest you make an appointment
with a representative at your local
Social Security office and go over all
of your Social Security options with
him or her.
Q: I am ready to sign up for Social
Security. Do you suggest I do it
online at the Social Security web site
or call their 800 number?
A: The www.socialsecurity.gov
website is great if you have a simple,
straightforward claim for Social
Security benefits. But if you have any
questions or are unsure about any
aspect to your potential eligibility
for benefits -- like which month
would be the most advantageous
starting point for those benefits --
then call 800-772-1213 and make an
appointment for a personal interview
at your local Social Security office.



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ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Community Center is
now offering weekly Luncheon
Excursions taking participants to a
new restaurant in Tampa Bay each
week. The excursions leave from the
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, at 11 a.m. every Wednesday
and return when lunch is over.
The cost for transportation and
parking is just $3 for St. Pete Beach
residents and $5 for non-residents.
Whether you are new to the area and
would like to lunch with new friends
or would just like to explore fun,
new restaurants in the area, these
Luncheon Excursions are for you!
Call 363-9245 for more information
or to register for upcoming trips.

Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care
Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and
the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not
necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext.
214.

Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry housed
in the Senior Center is available for
Gulfport residents of all ages who are
in need. Proof of address and income
is required. Thanks to the wonderful
individuals and businesses in
the great City of Gulfport who so
generously supply food items for the
pantry on an ongoing basis.

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By Melissa Lattman
Imagine having an allergy that keeps your from eating some candy. Two Tampa Bay home
school students decided to turn their red dye allergy into an invention The KChris Candy
Sorter. This weekend they are in Michigan at the World Robofest Championship with
KChris' Candy Sorter.

Ten-year-old Kristopher Scheuren of St. Pete Beach and 11-year-old
Christopher Curtis of Palm Harbor created a robot with a color sensor that
detects red color candy and separates it from the other colors. Their invention
has already earned them first place in a local competition.
When asked how does it feel to be competing with the robot he helped design,
Scheuren said, "It feels great. It's a big responsibility. Its just wonderful."
Basically at the competition it takes a couple of minutes to setup the robot
then after pouring the candy in through the robot's funnel the boys turn it
on. They also give a speech about their robot and answer questions from the
judges, Scheuren said.
The robot does not just work with red candy. "It sorts for pretty much any
color of the rainbow except white because its conveyor belt is white," Scheuren
said.
The boys met at the main library in St. Petersburg to work on their robot.
Kristopher's mom Dalia Scheuren said, "It's been a learning experience. It was
hands on, Kristopher was able to really learn being on a two-person team and
they were able to invent a candy sorter to help people."
Kristopher Scheuren loves to build. He also hopes to keep helping others
and teaching as well. When he grows up he said, "I want to be a priest with a
cooking show. I love cooking and I want to be a priest."
Local businesses have helped with the $1,000 of travel and entry costs. The
family really appreciated the Corey Ave. Area businesses and especially Vito
& Michael's Pizzeria on Blind Pass Road for their donations, Dalia Scheuren
said.





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What Your Mortgage
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Dear Mary: I faithfully read
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newsletter (found at http://www.
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63, divorced and working. I would
like to pay off my mortgage in the
next three years. I plan to double
or triple my payments to get it paid
quickly. What is the best way to pay
off my mortgage and save the most
on interest? Is it best to make one
large payment a month or send two
or three payments separately each
month? -- Cathy K., Wisconsin
Dear Cathy: It can be tricky to
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Dear Mary: I had a weak moment
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first shipment and promptly canceled
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disputing charges that were made
after your canceled and refused
shipment, plus any future charges
that may materialize. You may need
to follow up by completing a dispute
form given to you by your credit card
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your state's attorney general and the
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Dear Mary: In a previous column,
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got a lover, pal, confidant, caregiver,
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Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
112 hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!
Neighborly needs compassionate,
caring volunteers to share their time
with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
291 to start helping your community
today.

SPCA Offers Tours
The SPCA Tampa Bay offers private
shelter tours to school groups and
visitors to educate those about the
importance of animal responsibility
and how it relates to compassion and
respect towards other human beings.
To learn more about the SPCA
Tampa Bay education programs
including in-school presentations or
Camille's Summer Camp, contact
the SPCA Tampa Bay. Wish list
items for animals are appreciated.
Reservations are required for school
and group visits. No more than 30
guests per group tour. To learn more
or sign up for a tour, contact 727-
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Recession Buster
for Seniors
Seniors in Service provides a tax-
free income of up to $425 per month
to income-qualified volunteers who
serve as Foster Grandparents. This
income does not affect eligibility for
food stamps, housing, Medicaid or
any other assistance. Volunteers
must be 55 years old or older and
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Foster Grandparents serve in public
school classrooms, Head Start centers
and after-school programs. They
spend their time one-on-one or in
small groups with at-risk children.
Volunteers make a significant
difference in the lives of the children
and elders they serve! Learn more
at www.seniorsinservice.org or call
(813) 932-5228 for more information
and an application.

Telephone Reassurance
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Did you know that volunteers from
the Gulfport Senior Center make a
morning telephone call every day
of the week except Sundays and
holidays to make a welfare check
for many Gulfport seniors? They
constantly hear from those they call
who live alone how reassuring it is to
hear that friendly voice on the phone
to start their day.
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this service, call the Senior Center
and speak to Susan at 893-2237 or
Cynthia at 893-1231. This service is
free to all Gulfport residents.

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The following locations offer tokens
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3129 Beach Blvd. S., The Outpost,
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Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
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Obstructive sleep apnea is associated
with a marked increase in the risk
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adults, especially men, according to
new findings from the Sleep Heart
Health Study. The study, supported
by the National Institutes of Health,
included more than 6,000 men and
women ages 40 years and older.
Scientists found that the risk of
stroke is present in adults with mild
obstructive sleep apnea and increases
significantly with the severity of
the disorder. Men with moderate to
severe sleep apnea were nearly three
times more likely to suffer a stroke
than men without the condition.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a
breathing disorder caused by a
narrowing or blockage of the upper
airways during sleep. The narrowing
or blockage often occurs at the
oropharynx, the area at the back of
the throat through which air flows to
and from the lungs.
A small oropharynx may be the
result of many factors, including
large tonsils or adenoids or even a
small jaw and a slender neck. In
folks who are overweight, excess fat
deposits around the neck can narrow
the airways and interfere with
nighttime breathing.
Most people with obstructive sleep
apnea breath perfectly normally
while they're awake, since the
muscles that hold the airways open
are actively working. During sleep,
however, these muscles naturally
relax, allowing the supporting tissues
to sag and the airways to collapse.
As airflow into the lungs is reduced,
oxygen levels in the body can quickly
plummet. In response to impending
suffocation, the brain responds by
arousing the sleeper so that normal
breathing will resume and oxygen
levels will return to normal.
Because this exhausting sleep-
wake cycle can occur dozens or
even hundreds of times each night,
individuals with obstructive sleep
apnea may not be able to get more
than a few minutes of continuous
slumber before they're awakened.


Understandably, many people with
the condition are sleepy, tired and
irritable during waking hours.
In addition to increasing the risk
of stroke, obstructive sleep apnea
has been linked to a number of
serious health hazards, including
irregular heart rhythms and heart
attack. Nearly half of all people with
obstructive sleep apneawilleventually
develop high blood pressure, a
condition that dramatically increases
the risk of developing cardiovascular
disease and suffering a stroke.
In a recent study of 800 people with
obstructive sleep apnea and 800
without the disorder, scientists found
that those with sleep apnea were
twice as likely to have a car accident
and up to five times as likely to have
a serious crash involving personal
injury.
Moderate to severe obstructive sleep
apnea is associated with an increased
risk of death from any cause in middle-
age adults, especially men. Findings
from the Sleep Heart Health Study
indicate that individuals with severe
sleep apnea had a 40 percent greater
risk of death compared to those
without the breathing disorder.
Although more than 12 million
American adults are believed to have
sleep apnea, most are not diagnosed
or treated. Before individuals can
seek appropriate medical treatment,
they must first recognize the signs
and symptoms of the condition.
Alongwithfatigue, poor concentration
and daytime sleepiness, snoring often
accompanies obstructive sleep apnea.
When the condition is suspected, an
overnight sleep study can confirm
the diagnosis.
During a sleep study, medical
professionals monitor the patient's
heart rate, blood pressure and
blood oxygen levels. They also count
the number of times the patient
awakens, struggles to breathe or
stops breathing altogether.
Individuals diagnosed with sleep
apnea have several treatment
options, ranging from wearing dental
appliances during slumber to having
surgical reconstruction of the mouth
and throat. One of the easiest and
most effective treatments is the use
of a machine that delivers continuous
positive airway pressure, or CPAP
for short.
The CPAP machine includes a small
rubber face mask that fits over the


nose and a flexible hose that delivers
pressurized air through the back of
the throat to prevent the collapse of
the airways during sleep. Although
sleeping with the machine may
feel awkward at first, it's virtually
100 percent effective when used
properly.
If you suspect that you may have
obstructive sleep apnea, it's wise
to discuss your concerns with your
physician so that you can be tested.
Proper diagnosis and treatment
of the condition can dramatically
improve your health and happiness,
and it might even save your life.
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Adopt a
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This Mother's Day, increase the size
of your family by one ton! Adopt a
manatee for mom this Mother's Day.
Even though you can't actually bring
the manatee home, Save the Mana-
tee Club (SMC) will send your mom a
photo and biography of the new fam-
ily member. An adoption certificate,
membership handbook and newslet-
ter subscription are also included.
And, during the month of May, each
new member who joins the Adopt-A-
Manatee program at $35 or more will
receive a free commemorative plate
featuring a design of "Manatees"
by renowned marine artist Wyland
(while supplies last). Although the
average manatee is not quite a ton
(usually 800 to 1,200 pounds), they
are probably the biggest and best
present you can give to mom. In
addition, funds from each Adopt-A-
Manatee membership go toward ef-
forts to protect endangered manatees
and their habitat.
Save the Manatee Club is a nation-
al, nonprofit organization started in
1981 by U.S. Senator Bob Graham
and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buf-
fet. The Club's mission is to protect
endangered manatees and their
habitat. For more information, call
1-800-432-JOIN (5646) or visit www.
savethemanatee.org.


Volunteer Nurses
Needed at Free Clinic
Are you enthusiastic, friendly and
optimistic? Do you have a couple
hours a week or a month to volunteer
in a warm and friendly environment
with a great team? St. Petersburg
Free Clinic offers free medical care
to the medically underserved adult.
We need volunteer nurses to assist
our volunteer physicians and staff
ARNP. All you need is a giving heart
and a current license. Please be that
listening ear and helping hand to
someone in need. Go home feeling
great by knowing that you have
made a difference! Contact Angel
Schumaker at aschumakerspfc@
yahoo.com or call (727) 821-1200, ext.
114.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located
at 863 3rd Avenue North and provides
temporary assistance for families
and individuals in need of the basics
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of food, shelter, health care, limited
financial assistance and referral
information. For more information
about the Free Clinic visit www.
stpetersburgfreecinic.org.

Get Your Free Vessel
Safety Inspection
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
Gulfport offers free Vessel Safety
Checks on vessels up to 65 feet.


They now also conduct free annual
commercial fishing, towing and
6 pack charter (OVPV) vessel
inspections which can save owners
thousands in fines. Commercial
vessel owners may advertise their
vessel as USCG inspected and get
insurance discounts upon satisfactory
inspection. Call Jim at 727-742-5140
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Jeff DeNight is changing the way
people feel about their insurance
company.
Jeff co-owns two insurance agencies,
Bentley-DeNight Insurance Services,
a full service, independent, Trusted
Choice agency that offers business,
auto, home, commercial, life, boat,
motorcycle, RV and umbrella policies.
He also owns Premier Choice Rebate
Flood Insurance, a flood insurance
agency that sells nothing but flood
insurance.
"We're the only flood insurance
agency that offers cash rebates back
to all our customers," Jeff explains.
So if you buy your flood insurance
through Premier Choice, you'll get at
least seven percent of your annual
premium (before fees and taxes) back
in the form of a rebate check.
"We give the money back to our
customers either at inception- if
they're new policy holders-- and then
again every subsequent year they
renew... forever," Jeff says.
Here's how the rebate works:


Jeff DeNight, co-owner of Bentley-De-
night insurance shares commissions with
his customers.
Nope, Jeff says. FEMA is the only
flood insurance provider, so the cost
is the same no matter what flood
insurance company you use. The
policies written by his agency are
supported by the federal government
through FEMA.
FEMA pays a commission to the
agencies that write their policies.
Jeff and his agency are sharing that
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Beta Sigma Phi Sunshine City Council Officers
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Pictured (L-R): Barbara Dziubinski, Treasurer; Ro Gifford, Corresponding Secretary;
Cheryl Martin, Recording Secretary; Ginny Taylor, 2nd Vice President; Susan Henry, 1st
Vice President and Sharon Melton, President
Sunshine City Council chapter members celebrated the 79th Annual Founder's
Day at the Wine Cellar Restaurant on Thursday, April 29. Special recognition
was given to Robin Herring and Ellie Keeler for 25 years of membership;
Jessie Dudinsky and Lettie Ackroyd for 50 years of membership; Jean Judge
and Peggy Stala for 60 years of membership and Rusty Welch for 64 years of
membership.
The installation of the Council Officers was held: President Sharon Melton;
1st Vice President Susan Henry; 2nd Vice President Ginny Taylor; Recording
Secretary ( h.-'yl Martin; Corresponding Secretary Ro Gifford; and Treasurer
Barbara Dziubinski. Chapter Women of the Year were honored also. They
were: Alpha Delta Gamma Nancy Stern; Xi Pi Omicron Charlotte Johnson-
Hunter; Xi Theta Rho Janice Sprague; Preceptor Epsilon Nu Mary Lou
Beasley; Laureate Epsilon
Theta Sharon Ingram; Laureate Gamma Omicron Pat Lynch; Laureate
Gamma Xi Gera George; Alpha Zeta Master Peggy Stala and Beta Xi Master
Jessie Dudinsky. The City Council Woman of the Year was Sharon Ingram
and the City Council Ideal Sister was Susan Henry.
The new theme for the 2010-2011 year was announced: "New Paths to
Friendship." All members enjoyed a delicious meal and look forward to the
new year. Sunshine City Council's executive board will meet on Monday, May
17 at the home of Sharon Melton at 7 p.m.
Laureate Epsilon Theta's next regular meeting will be
on Wednesday, May 12 at the home of Elaine Penner at
7 p.m. Paula Roberts will present the program. At this meeting members will
vote for the chapter ideal sister and best program for the year.
For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.




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Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
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your home to one of these poor dogs
that just needs a place to stay for a
few weeks until they can find their
forever home.
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue is an
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Organization. All donations are tax
deductible.

St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
Are you interested in writing? If so,
you may want to check out the St. Pe-
tersburg Writers Club which meets
on the first and third Thursdays of
the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West
Branch Library at the corner of Eighth
Avenue N. and 67 Street adjacent to
St. Petersburg College. Come early (6
p.m.) and socialize with other writ-
ers. All writers and would-be writers
are invited.
For more information, call Martha
Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat First at
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Spring Clean Safely
When you start your spring clean-
ing, check your home for chipping
and peeling paint on window sills
and wells, doors, porches, and out-
side areas. These may contain lead
- if your house was built before 1978.
Lead can be harmful to children and
pregnant women. You'll need to wet
mop floors, porches and clean sills
with warm water and TSP (tri-sodi-
um phosphate) cleanser or an auto-
matic dishwashing powder that has
phosphates in it.
Vacuum all carpets and wood floors,
disposing of bag after use. If you're
asthmatic, wear a dust mask (from
hardware store); or use a microfil-
ter vacuum cleaner ag, or one with a
HEPA filter.
Clean moldy surfaces with a clean-
er containing bleach, but don't mix
bleach and ammonia as this can be
toxic. Remove imported vinyl mini-
blinds which can contain lead; avoid
using sanders and heat guns to re-
move old paint wet scrape flaking
paint; cover furniture, remove toys,
and seal off vents and cover carpets/
floors with heavy plastic sheeting be-
fore beginning work; clean work area
thoroughly with household cleanser
containing TSP when work is com-
pleted; wet sweep only; dry sweeping
or using a regular vacuum can stir up
leaded dust.
For more information about making
your home lead-safe, call the Pinellas
County Lead Intervention Team at
824-6927.

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
require 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 univer-
sity 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 schol-
arships by paying someone to search
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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.

Volunteers Needed
for Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays needs you if
you love cats! Friends of Strays
no-kill animal shelter is presently
seeking volunteers for positions
at the Shelter & Adoption Center
location at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. Hours are 8 a.m. 3
p.m., Monday through Sunday. For
more information call 727-522-6566.
A volunteer application is available
on line at www.friendsofstrays.com
or at the shelter.


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Hot weather is often deadly for
dogs who can succumb to heatstroke
in just 15 minutes and suffer brain
damage as a result. Dogs who are left
in parked cars are especially suscep-
tible.
Symptoms of heatstroke include
restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy
panting, lethargy, lack of appetite,
dark tongue, vomiting and lack of co-
ordination. If you see a dog showing
any of these symptoms, get him or
her into the shade immediately and
call a veterinarian. Lower the dog's
body temperature by providing water
to drink, applying a cold towel to the
head and chest, or immersing the dog
in tepid (not cold) water.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treat-
ment of Animals) makes the follow-
ing suggestions for safeguarding ani-
mals.
Don't carry your dog in the bed of
a pickup truck. While this practice
is always dangerous, heat brings the
added danger that dogs' feet might
be burned on hot metal.
Don't take your dog jogging, except


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on cool mornings or evenings. Rest
often, and take plenty of water.
Trim heavy-coated dogs' fur, but
leave an inch of fur for protection
against insects and sunburn.
Keep dogs inside. If they absolutely
must stay outside, at least try not to
keep them outside during the hot-
test part of the day. Provide all-day
shade, drinking water in a heavy
bowl and a kiddie pool.
Additional information can be found
at HelpingAnimals.com.

Two Free Services
for Pets in Need
People on limited income and those
facing financial hardship can receive
free pet food by calling to apply and
make an appointment for pick-up.
Pit Bull and Pit Mix owners can
have their canine companion spayed
or neutered at no charge, thanks to
the Florida Animal Friends license
plate program. Service includes
pet vaccinations and rabies shots.
Fix a Pit applications are accepted
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Call SPCA for
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To report a sick or injured stray
in need of medical attention or
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investigations. Information can be
kept confidential. Call 727-586-3591
for both services. If after hours, listen
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visit www.spcatampabay.org.

Centennial Events
Calendars
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calendars are still available at
Gulfport City Hall and the Gulfport
Historical Museum. There are many
events going on all year long; don't
miss them! All proceeds benefit
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Bye, Bye, Birdie Runs Through Saturday


Ian Ward, (center with sunglasses) stars as Conrad Birdie in the Boca Ciega High School Drama Club production of Bye,
Bye, Birdie, a hilarious take on the mayhem that surrounded Elvis after he was drafted by the Army in 1958. Ward plays
a much-adored Birdie, whose manager stages a gimmick to get Birdie publicity; he arranges a contest for one lucky gal to
kiss Birdie goodbye on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Savannah Harrison plays Kim Macaffee, the lucky girl chosen to kiss Birdie Bye Bye. But as they say, the best laid
plans....
The production features a live band, dancers and singers and is sure to be a nice evening out. Come see the show!
Boca Ciega's Theatre group presents Bye, Bye, Birdie this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 6-8. Show times are at
7 p.m. in the main auditorium ($5 students/senior; $10 adults; under 5 free).









Relaxation Station: Paradise


By Cathy Salustri

Connie Bowden believes
that a good health is a
gift that no one should
take lightly. Nothing,
she says, should come
before your health. So it's
no big shock to discover
that this registered nurse
has taken the next step
towards promoting whole-
body health: she's learned
about different ways to
help people get and stay
healthy, from massage to
hypnotherapy.
While many people hear
the word hypnotherapyy"
and have visions of a Las
Vegas showman telling
them "You're getting very
sleepy," hypnotherapy is a
different thing altogether.
Connie, a licensed clinical
hypnotherapist, uses
hypnotherapy with her
clients to help them quit
smoking and lose weight
and, like the rest of her
holistic practices, lessen
the stress in their lives.
Everything Connie
does every service she
offers is medically
oriented. After working
as a nurse for almost 30
years, she believes the
things she practices now,
like massage, work in
tandem with any medical
treatment a client receives.
She doesn't want to replace
a person's doctor, but
she can help supplement
their treatment. In some
instances, Connie will ask
a prospective client to see
a doctor before she will
begin treatment.
Her services include
massage, Reiki,
hypnotherapy, and
CranioSacral therapy
(CST). While it's not
uncommon for people to
come to her for just one of
the above services, many
of her clients use one or


more of her services.
Connie says the services
she offers "are conducive,
in their respective ways,
to helping you relax your
way to better health. Many
of my clients 'mix and
match' services, reporting
very positive results.
Remember, there is no
"one size fits all" approach
here."
While most people know
what a massage involves,
not as many people may
understand Reiki and
CST. Reiki, the Japanese
word for universal life
energy, involves laying on
hands and transferring
energy. It is not a religion
and doesn't require a
person to endorse any
belief system. People don't
need to have a specific
problem to be eligible for
a Reiki session; it can be
used for relaxation as well
as for specific needs.
CST, accordingto Connie's
web site, "is a gentle, hands-
on treatment method in
which the most powerful
effects are considered to
be on the function of the
central nervous system,
the immune system, the
endocrine system and the
visceral organs by way of
the autonomic nervous
system."
Hynotherapy allows
people a way to quit
smoking, and Connie has
her certification from
the American Board of
Medical and Clinical
Hypnotherapy as a
Multiphasic Motivational
Programming (MMP)
Smoking Cessation
Hypnotherapist. What
this means for someone
who wants to quit smoking
is that she will customize
a program that involves
two sessions: one session
where she finds out about
you and another where


Connie Bowden combines traditional medical knowledge with
practices like massage, Reiki and hypnotherapy to help her cli-
ents manage their pain, relieve stress, and improve their health.


she uses hypnotherapy
and relaxation to help
the smoker quit. She can
also work with smokers
who want to quit more
gradually.
Not sure about
hypnotherapy? Starting
the third week of June
she'll have a guided
imagery group so you can
find out more.
"It's a good way to
introduce hypnosis to folks
who think that it's way
out there," she says. The
group will meet the third
Wednesday of each month
at 6 p.m. with a $5 fee.
Connie also does a great
deal of pain management.
Starting in June she's
offering a fibromyalgia
support group that will
meet the first Wednesday
of each month. The group
will meet at 6p.m. and cost
nothing.
While she doesn't accept
health insurance for her
services, if you belong
to certain insurance
companies you can get a


substantial discount. To
find out if your insurance
company is one of them,
check WholeHealthMD.
com.
To learn more about the
therapies Connie offers at
Relaxation Station, spend
some time learning about
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727-501-4151.


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0428.

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Has Moved to Oldsmar Flea Market, Booth
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LAWNMOWER $35- Gas Edger, $25. 727-
345-5378.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
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Info and Dates. 321-5717.

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HIGH CHAIR
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Located on the corner of 9th Ave. S. & 50th St. S.
OPEN 9am-3pm EVERY Thurs., Fri., Sat
Mother's Day Continental Breakfast
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Want to sell with us? Car not big enough? We have pick-up & drop-off service.
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S. Everything Must Go!
PASS-A-GRILLE 305 GULF WAY- Antiques,
Furniture, Lamps, Lots of China & Flatware,
Pictures, Household Items, Misc. Fri., Sat. &
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NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
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LOCATED DOWNTOWN GULFPORT-1
Room/1 Bath, Micro, Fridge, $500/Mo. Includes
Utilities. Within 6 Blocks: Beach, Art District,
Rec. & Senior Centers, Casino, Library, Tennis
Courts and Parks. Deposit, Ref., No Smoking.
Perfect for Gentleman. 727-345-1869.
ADORABLE SOUTH PASADENA- 2BR/1 BA
House, C/H/A, W/D, Fresh Paint, New Appli-
ances, Great Location! $950/Mo. Marie Drew,
727-6571259 or
www.mariedrew.com
1BR FURNISHED-Renovated Cottages or
Mobile Homes. St. Pete Location. Reasonably
Priced. Good Tenants Only. Very Few Left.
Monthly 727-410-6599.
WEST ST. PETE/S. PASADENA- Newly
Renovated Large 1BR, Walk-In Closet, Pool,
Laundry on Site, Non-Smoker. $600/Mo. 727-
772-3646.
LOVELY 2ND FLOOR CONDO- Spacious
2BR. 55+ community. Gated, 2-pools, ten-
nis. Active!. HW floors, new kitchen. W/D.
Furnished or Unfurnished. $850/mo. Patriot
Square. 727-519-4244
GULFPORT AVAILABLE NOW- 2BR/1BA
Duplex in Garden Setting. Very Clean, Ceiling
Fans, CHA, Water & Garbage Included. No
Section 8. $800/Mo. plus Security. 727-424-
6085.
MOVE-IN SPECIAL- No Security Deposit:
Upstairs Studio Apt. includes W/S/G. $425/mo.
2715 54th St. S. Call 727-452-5942
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Large 4BR/2BA
Lanai, Eat in Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Fenced
in Yard, Close To Marina, Pets OK, $1350/Mo.
727-510-8538.
CHARMING STUDIO-with High Ceilings and
Tiny Attached Kitchen. Lush Garden Setting,
Moments Walk to Beach and Gulfport Arts
District. $490/Mo. Plus Utilities. Ciara 727-
321-1786.
6100 GULFPORT BLVD. UNIT 115A- Avail-
able 6/1, 2BR/1BA, Gated Condo w/Pool.
$1075/Mo. Updated. Across from Stetson. Da-
vid, C.R.R. 727-244-0989.
1BR/1.5BA CONDO- New Carpet, New Paint,
Non-Smoking Unit. High Security, Pool, Small,
Gym, Waterfront View. 1 or 2 person maxi-
mum. 7050 Sunset Dr. S., S. Pasadena, $850.
Mo Annual, 1st & Last. 727-321-5594, 727-
642-6808.
SECTION 8 1443 40TH ST. S.- 4BR/1 BA, Ex-
cellent Condition. Large Bedrooms, Remod-
eled. WALTON REALTY, 727-458-3613.
TOWN SHORES ANNUAL RENTAL- Not-
tingham Bldg. #302. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End
Unit, Magnificent Views. $850/Mo. Available
Furnished/Unfurnished. Please call Jimmy
678-222-8403.
GULFPORT MARINA 2Br/2Ba, Fenced Yard,
$950/mo. 417-1462.


We Rent Your House
or Condo Fast
To Qualified Tennants or
We Reduce
Our Fees in Half
Alla Panteleyeva
Broker, REOS, Property Manager
Florida International Realty
727-251-4004 727-363-6000
www.TampaBayForYou.com
AllaRealtor@hotmail.com

1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
1605.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to
Stetson. 1 BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Hardwood Floors,
Newly Remodeled. No Pets. No Application
Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-
543-1789.

TOWN SHORES
CHATHAM 55+
1BR/1BA Deluxe, Top Floor, Totally Remod-
eled. Partially Furnished, No Pets/Smoking.
$600/Mo. First/Last/Deposit, Annual. Water,
Cable, Gas Included. References. 727-204-
0149 Available May 15th.
SO. PASADENA 3BR/2BA-3 Lots from water,
Fenced Yard, Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave,
W/D, lst/1/2Last/Security. Credit Check
Required. Year Lease. $1,100/Mo. 727-546-
1267 After 4p.m.
FURNISHED TOWN SHORES- 55+, Spacious
deluxe updated waterview condo. Chatam 2nd
floor, small pet OK, $650/mo. annual. 727-341 -
1909 or 401-595-6637
GREAT LANDLORD LOOKING- For Respon-
sible Tenant for 2BR/1 BA House across from
Tangerine Greenway. C/H/A, W/D Hook-up,
Storage Room, on double lot. Newly Remod-
eled Bathroom, Breakfast Area off Kitchen.
5129 Tangerine Ave. S. $750/Mo. 727-343-
9595.
TOWNSHORES CONDO-Rent or Sale
$119,000.1 BR/1 BA Deluxe. First floor, Water-
views, 55+. $690/Mo. plus Security. Annual, In-
cludes; Cable/Gas and Water 727-343-4930.
FUNKY COOL GULFPORT-Living! Fireplace,
Hardwood Floors, CHA, 3BR/1BA $875/Mo,
2BR/1BA $725/Mo! Includes Water+ New
W/D! Pets OK! 727-657-1259 Marie Drew RE/
MAX
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12th AVE SO. 2br/lba, New paint inside & out, Near public pool. $625
15th AVE SO. 3br/2ba Newer block construction SEC 8 $965
LAKE MAGGIORE Large 1 & 2 br with lake views WSG Incl $650-$750
GULFPORT 2or3br/lba, overlooking duck pond & ball field ONLY $695
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba 2 pools, new kitchen, windows, sld doors $995
PINELLAS POINT LAKE FRONT 4br/3ba, very open floor plan $1395

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NICE LARGE 1.5BR APT.- Great Gulfport
Location Near Pier. Private Yard, Screened-In
Porch, Tile Floors, $850/Mo. Deposit Required.
727-329-8296, 727-793-4023.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
GULFPORT VIEW OF WATER- Beautiful
Remodeled 2BR/1 BA, Totally Tastefully Fur-
nished, Garage, Outside Screened Living
area. Immaculate $1400/Mo. Yearly WALTON
REALTY, 727-458-3613.
2519 BEACH BLVD.-1BR/Studio Downstairs,
Wood Floors, Granite Countertops. On Park,
WSG Paid. Great Neighborhood, Quiet, Blocks
to Beach. $525/Mo. 727-822-2955.
GULFPORT WATER AND ARTS-District
Large 1BR Townhouse. Walk out to Yard and
Large Den/Office. Covered Carport. New Tile
throughout. Steps to Senior Center. Ideal for
Senior. $689/Mo. plus Security 727-323-3028,
727-366-8256.
CHARMING 1BR GULFPORT HOME- Spa-
cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $550/Mo.
$400 dep., 5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541,
727-543-6167.
HUGE INDOOR POOL-Eagle Crest 6170 7th
Ave. N. Large 3BR/3BA, clean, beautiful home
in great neighborhood. CHA, Laundry room w/
washer/dryer. Tile Floors, three car carport.
$1495/Mo. & Sec. 530-235-2222. sp-houses.
com
1413 56TH ST. S.- Beautiful Studio House,
Separate Entrance. Close to Beaches, Shop-
ping, School. Quiet Nice Location. $525/Mo.
$800 Deposit. 727-252-9800.
2619 MIRIAM ST. S. 2BR/1BA-$750/mo.
plus deposit. Cute & clean, C/H/A, W/HUP,
creened porch, fenced, Ceiling fans, Pets
OK. 727-447-8471.
IMMACULATE DUPLEX-1802 56th St. S.
2BR/1BA/Carport. 1000sqft. Tile throughout.
W/D Hook-up, Fenced yard. Small Pet Ok.
$800/Mo. 1st/Last/Security. 727-460-7380.
SEMINOLE CONDO 2Br/2BA, Waher/Dryer,
Covered Parking for One. Very Clean, No Pets,
Security and 1st month. $800/mo. 727-504-
2353.
CONDO 55+-1BR/1BA with Den, Ground
Floor, Lake View. Parking at front Door. Pool,
840sqft. Tyrone Mall area. $600/Mo. 727-710-
1253.
GULFPORT MARINA DUPLEX- Quiet Neigh-
borhood, 2BR, CHA, W/D, Garage w/Genie.
$675/Mo. Non Smoker Preferred 727-327-
2842.
WEST ST. PETE-PASADENA 2BR-Condo.
Tropically Landscaped, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry
On-site. Sorry No Pets. $650/Mo. Convenient
Location @ 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. 727-458-
7828.
GULFPORT- Large 1 Br. Apt. and Extra Room!
CHA. Clean and Quiet. Great Location. $575/
Mo. + security. Utilities Not Included. 727-384-
4059
GULFPORT 1BR APT.- 5510 Tangerine Ave.
S. Back Unit, $535/Mo. $500 Security WGS
included. 727-384-4059.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


COZY GULFPORT EFFICIENCY- $600/Mo.
Includes Utilities. Excellent Location 1 Block
from Boca Ciega Bay. Deposit Required. Avail-
able Now! 727-793-4023, 727-329-8296.
GULFPORT WATERFRONT 1 BEDROOM-
Condo. 2nd Floor In Small Complex. Fur-
nished Beautifully, Screened Porch, A/C &
Fans. $575/Mo., $500/Dep. 719-546-0851 or
727-324-3250.
GULFPORT WALKING DISTANCE TO-
Shop's & Beach, 2nd Floor, Mature Person,
Includes Qater, Electric, Garbage, Basic Ca-
ble, Wi-Fi, Pool & Spa. Smoking Outside Only
$775/Mo. 1st, Last & $500 Security. Call 727-
697-7536.
GULFPORT 1/1 WITH ALL AMENITIES-
Beautifully Decorated, C/H/A, W/D, Walk to
Beach & Restaurants! 727-418-7272.
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
FURNISHED 2ND FLOOR APT.-1BR/1BA,
Cable, Water, Trash Included. No Smoking/
Pets. Off St. Parking. Mature Person. $650/Mo.
+ Deposit. 727-384-2053.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY-3120 57th St. S.
#B. Across from Beach. Single Mature Person
only. $600/Mo. includes Water, Sewer, Laundry
Use. 727-415-9733.


ROOMMATE WANTED- Pasadena/Gulfport.
Full House Privileges, Utilities & Wireless In-
ternet Included. 727-344-0509.
FURNISHED BEDROOM-Share Kitchen &
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-
6350.


OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
6465.


RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING- Quiet, Dog-
Friendly House w/Fenced-ln Yard for Feb.,
Mar., & April 2011. Call 716-685-1392.



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Thinking of Selling or
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7120 6TH AVE. N. $119,900- 3BR 1.5BA
block home, newer roof, central A/C & tile
floors. Large fenced yard on deadend street.
Great location near Pinellas Trail and SPC.
Affordable Discount Realty. Call Valerie 727-
385-3297.


LEASE W/OPTION-St. Pete. 3BR/1-1/2BA,
Near School. Fenced Yard, New CHA, Car-
pets. Complete renovation. $1500 down.
$700/mo. Call 343-7343 or 455-8998.








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H 727-776-7280
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New Listing. 6132 61h Ave. S.
2br, 2ba, w/bonus room, enclosed
porch and 1 car garage Beautiful!!
$149,900.00
Isla Del Sol 1/1.5, golf course & waterviews
Reduced $127,900
Town Shores Diplomat #903 Reduced $169,900
Town Shores Manchester #107 .........SOLD
Madison St. Pete #231 .......................SOLD
6543 Grande Bahama Dr. ...................SOLD
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5980 SHORE BLVD. S.-#101. 3BR/2.5BA
Ground Floor, 1700sqft. Waterfront Corner
Unit. Modern Kitchen, W/D Inside Unit. Newer
Storm Shutters. Wood & Tile Throughout. Must
See! $275,000. Mike Hitchens BEACH & LUX-
URY REALTY. 727-688-8314.
GULFPORT 2/1 MOBILE-Home, $49,000!
Carport, No Rear Neighbor, Gulfport Beach-
way Park, Co-op Ownership. Call Bill Meredith,
GULFPORT REAL ESTATE, 727-224-5126.
TOWN SHORES BUCKINGHAM 2BR/2BA,
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $219,000. 727-244-2268.
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NEAR STETSON UNIVERSITY- 5609 13th
Ave. S., Remodeled 2/1, Serviced A/C. Home
Warranty, Termite Protected, $84,000, Dave
Lewis Century 21 Beggins 727-278-4761
BY MOTIVATED OWNER- Town Shores 2/2
Deluxe, Beautiful Marina View, Totally Redone/
Just Move In! $167,500. 727-498-7590.
1BR/1BA CONDO-55+ 1st Floor Corner Unit.
5694 40th Terrace N. #321. Clearview Oaks.
New Bathroom, Washer/Dryer. $33,750. 727-
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