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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: August 5, 2010
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Inside
this week...

New Exhibit At Gulf
Beaches Museum
see page 2

Police Criticism
From Fake Letter
see page 21

Will You Get Medical
Treatment?
see page 36

Free Mammograms
see page 41

Eye On Crime
see page 42

Hard Candy -
Fixing Things
see page 44

Tampa Bay Nitrogen
Management
Consortium
see page 45

Sea Breeze
Film Festival
see page 47

Young Artists
Follow Dali
see page 48

Gulfport Beach
Water Quality
see page 52

WWW.THEGABBER.COM
727-321-6965


,
Who's Fixing Clam Bayou.
A Closer Look at the Southwest
Florida Water Management District

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An aerial view of Clam Bayou prior to any restoration.
By Cathy Salustri
What do a lobbyist who courts favor with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection with big
industry, an engineer who builds high-rise waterfront
condos, and the president of a construction company
have in common?
Give up?
They all have control over the Clam Bayou
See Clam Bayou, page 5


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St. Pete Beach Budget
Workshop Highlights
By Cathy Salustri
"I just think the newspaper kind
of blew this thing out of proportion.
our intention is not to raise taxes,
commissioners told residents as
the St. Pete Beach city commission
convened for the first of two budget
workshops Tuesday afternoon. A
local daily paper reported that the
city planned to increase taxes; the
city set a potential mileage rate of
2.8718, a higher rate than the current
one of 2.4834 at last week's council
meeting. The city cannot exceed the
set village rate during the budget
process.
.
Commissioner Parent explained
that the city, by law, must balance
its budget, but with no change to the
current village rate the city could
not have changed anything.
"To all of those we scared the heck
out of that we were going to raise
taxes, we apologize," Commissioner
Beverly Garnett said.
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Tips on Landing a Job
in a Tough Economy
Today, August 5, from 6:30-8 p.m.
there will be a seminar at Gulfport
Rec. Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S.
The topic will be avoiding the black
hole resume and tips on landing a job
in a tough economy. The cost is $13
Pat Wellner BA, Employment
Training Specialist Certificate is
a creative employment consultant
withover30yearsexperiencewillbe
facilitating the seminars. Ms. Wellner
has been a Gulfport resident for over
11 years For more information please
call John at 727-893-1079.
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Bridal Show at the
Casino Ballroom
Your wedding should be perfect
and planned with your style in mind.
On Sunday, August 8, from noon to
4 p.m., make your dream a reality
at the Waterfront Gulfport Casino
Ballroom Bridal Show at 5501 Shore
Boulevard S. in Gulfport.
Our area's finest wedding vendors
offer tips, advice and a chance to
experience the many magnificent
services they have to offer. Caterers
will be providing tasty samples and
several door prizes will be given
away.
Whether you're a parent helping
plan your daughter or son's wedding,
a curious couple wanting to see what
the next step would be or ready
to plan your wedding, all will be
available for you at a $3 admission.
For more information, contact 727-
893-1070.

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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Correction
Two weeks ago, the Gabber
mistakenly printed the Hicks
family fed an egret. In fact, Ms.
Hicks said "that Eatie a great white
egret who lives in the bayou was at
my house for her daily visit." The
Gabber regrets the error.

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Take a Walk with Marilyn and Joe
A new exhibit at Gulf
Beaches Historical Museum
celebrates the history of the
foundation of the Redington
Beach communities.
It was Charles Redington's
dream to build what would be
looked upon today as a master
planned resort community.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe
DiMaggio just happen to be
one of the famous couples to
haveenjoyedthe Tides Resort
in its original splendor!
The exhibit recounts a
pictorial history beginning in
1936 with the advertising campaign in which Mr. Redington hoped to attract
Midwestern sun seekers to invest in properties that would also enjoy the
.
pleasures of his Bath Club resort.
The museum collection highlights life as it was in the early development of the
south Pinellas beach communities with its ongoing exhibits. Photos, articles
and other memorabilia for this special exhibit come from the Redington
family's personal collection, as well as the museum's own collection.
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is located at 115 10 Avenue, St. Pete
Beach. Open Summer hours Friday Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4. Always
free admission. Call 727-552-1610 for more information or visit www.
gulfbeachesmuseum.com.





Urology Questions and Answers
Sean R Heron, MD, Urologic Surgeon
AU BUST 9 Light lunch: Noon Seminar: 12:30pm
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Weight Loss Surgery- The Adjustable Laparoscopic Band and Other Options
EmestRehnke, MD, Medical Director and Bariatric Surgeon
AUGUST10 6:30pm
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Weight Loss Surgery- The Adjustable Laparoscopic Band and Other Options
Tiffanylessee, DO, Bariatric Surgeon
AUGUST12 6:00pm
Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf To Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL

Facts About Stroke Bring Your Questions With You!
Catherine Hall, RN, BSN, Director of case Management
4 AUGUST17 12 Noon A light lunch will be served
Palms of Pasadena Hospital- Professional Building, 1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room


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Arthritis, Knee or Hip Problems?
AUGUST18 Dinner:4:30pm Seminar:5:00pm
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Know Your Medications. Know Your Pharmacist.
Michael Putze, PharmD
AUGUST 24 12 Noon A light lunch will be served
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Donate $25 per person and receive
free drinks at participating Gulfport
and St. Pete Beach Pubs! The Crawl
starts promptly at noon. Coral your
pals and show up in costume to get
primed for the 10th Annual Gecko
festivities. Participating Gulfport
Pubs include: Bellini s, Dominic's
Pizzeria, Peninsula Inn, La Cote
Basque, Domain Food & Spirits, The
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available now at Gulfport on The
Rocks, 5413 Shore Blvd,, 727-321-
8318 and The OutPost, 3007 Beach
Blvd., 727-343-5962 and Swigwam
Beach Bar, 336 Corey Circle, St. Pete
Beach, 727-363-7944.
.
Crawlers are encouraged to ride
the Pink Flamingo connector trolley,
which connects Gulfport and St.
Pete Beach. Free trolley pass with
purchase of Pub Crawl Ticket.
For more information on the
Geckofest Pub Crawl, visit www.
GulfportMA.com or call Sherrye at
727-321-8318.


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Beach. The commission passed the
change mirroring hours in nearby
communities at its July 27 meeting.
Restaurant and bar owners spoke in
favor of the ordinance.
"We are getting a lot of grief at 2
a.m., said Cockney Rebel proprietor.
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ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach City Commission passed
parking changes on second and final
reading. Now no parking is allowed
on the south side of 10th Avenue.
The updates also prohibit parking on
parts of 55th and 64th Avenues.
. .
A Geckofest Fun-raiser!
The ThirdAnnualGulfport Geckofest
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held on Saturday, August 7!


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golf course next to the
estuary harmed Clam Bayou
with its runoff, who would
decide whether or not the
District would take action?
The ultimate say comes from
the Pinellas-Anclote Basin
Board members, volunteers
appointedbythegovernor
and confirmed by the Florida
Senate.
These members, the
District's web site claims,
represent a cross section of
the area they serve...Diverse
boards with vital interests
balance the protection and
use of the resource."
Who, exactly, comprises the
"diverse board" that guide
the Clam Bayou project
Read on to learn about
the governing board for
.
the Pinellas-Anclote Basin
Board.

Co-Chair Todd Pressman
Mr. Pressman is president
of Pressman and Associates,
a consulting firm that
lists its two top services
as lobbying and land use
consulting. Pressman and
.
Associates consulted on
'literally hundreds of cases
at an extremely high rate
of passage that dealt with
re-zoning property and
obtaining zoning variances'
lobbying the Department of
Environmental Protection
(the DEP works closely with
SWFWMD), dockpermitting,
and access issues.
The co-chair s company
also consults for clients on
development reviews called
a
developments of regional


impacts", or DRIs. The DEP
asks for a DRI review when
a planned development could
have a "substantial effect
upon the health, safety, or
welfare of citizens of more
than one county," according
to the DEP. Mr. Pressman's
company helps its clients
navigate DEP and developer
laws so they can continue to
build.
Mr. Pressman owns a home
in Oldsmar. The Pinellas
County Property Appraiser
estimates the just market
value of his home at just
over $400,000.

Co-Chair
Jeffrey M. Adams
Mr. Adams is a civil trial
lawyer in St. Petersburg
with the firm Abbey-Adams,
LLP. His areas of expertise
extend insurance lawsuits,
including PIP claims
defense, uninsured motorist
defense, and professional
malpractice.
Mr. Adams lives in the
Old Northeast section of St.
Petersburg in a home with a
marketvalueofslightlymore
than one million dollars.

Vice-Chair
Terry England
Mr. England is president
of England Brothers
Construction Company.
His company does both
renovations and new
construction. He lives in
Indian Rocks Beach; the
Pinellas County Property
Appraiser values his home
at just under $375,000.


Secretary
Housh Ghovaee
As the CEO of Northside
Engineering, Mr. Ghovaee
works for a company that
specializes in designing
large beachfront properties,
including the new pink
Aqualea on Clearwater
Beach; La Vistana, a high-
rise on Redington Shores;
the Madeira Beach Resort
and Spa; and the new
Water's Edge, a high rise in
downtown Clearwater. Mr.
Ghovaee's firm also helps
clients get their property
rezoned for the buildings
they design.
Mr. Ghovaee owns a condo
on Madeira Beach and a
house in Clearwater. These
two homes have market
values of under $300,000 and
over $350,000, respectively.

Mitchell Hammer
Mr. Hammer works for the
Internal Revenue Service
as a senior appraiser. He
lives in New Port Richey in
a home assessed at under
$200,000.
Chet Renfro
Mr. Renfro helped run
Charlie Crist's gubernatorial
campaign. He currently
serves as Treasurer of the
Pinellas County Republican
Party. He lives in Pinellas
Park in a condo with a
market value of roughly
$78,000.
'
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
...


ClaIn Bayou
frorn front page '
.
restoration and other water-
related issues in Pinellas
county. These men sit on
the local basin board of the
Southwest Florida Water
Management District
SWFWMD.SWFWMDison
of five water management
districts in the state. The
District formed in 1961 to
control flooding- over the
past 50 years, its mission
expanded to include
stormwater management as
well as managing the area's
drinking water supplies.
The District oversees seven
basin boards; locally, the
Pinellas-Anclote Basin
Board oversees, among other
projects, the Clam Bayou
.
restoration. .
The District employs
scientists, hydrologists'
and project managers who
do the research and make
recommendations about how
to manage the water supply
and keep stormwater runoff
from contaminating area
bayous, bays, and rivers.
Guiding these scientific
teams, the basin boards
should "provide a local water
management perspective,
and to focus on water-
related issues and projects,"
according to the District's
web site.
What does that mean
for Clam Bayou and other
projects dealing with
stormwater runoff? If, for
instance, District scientists
believed that the municipal


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Day fireworks failed to launch last
month.
* The city will no longer offer tuition
reimbursement for its employees.
This cuts $5,000 from the budget.
"Are people going to school and
using tuition reimbursement?"
Commissioner Parent asked.
"Yes," city manager Mike Bonfield
said, but added that while "it is
education" he couldn't say whether
the courses directly related to
the jobs performed for the city.


"He's telling you it's not related
to the job," Commissioner Marvin
Shav1an said.
"I think education, just like for
Our kids, is something you don't cut
out," Commissioner Parent said.
"I think I'm OK with it being
zero," Commissioner Garnett said,
adding that "we didn't raise them
in reference to their employees.
* The city will give PSTA $400,000.
City manager Bonfield pointed out
that the city isn't a member of PSTA.
"Every other community is paying
6/10 of a mil to PSTA. You're not
doing that," he said. The city pays this
money instead of belonging to PSTA.
The commission also paused
from the budgeting process while it
discussed the possibility of adding a
marina behind the recreation center.
The site could accommodate over
100 slips, staff said, but nothing
was decided at the workshop.
The city will continue to pay a
10bb ist des ite dis agreement on
whetherornotthelobbyistgotresults.
Commissioner Garnett said that the
projects that other s credited to the
lobbyists were not federal projects.
Code enforcement will not get
additional staff.
The city's information technology
department wil11ay off one person.
.
The city held a second budget meeting
Tuesday, August 4. The Gabber will
publish the outcome of that workshop
in next week's edition.
*
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


Beach Budget,
from front page
Here are the highlights of the first of
the two budget workshops:
The city may increase the
library budget by just over
$10,000, which will allow the
library to re-open on Mondays.
*Theincreaseof$10,000forfireworks
is no longer needed, as city manager
Mike Bonfield negotiated for free
fireworks when the Independence


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Day and cannot be accepted at polling
places.
Toavoiddelaysandextrapaperwork,
voters should bring picture and
signature identification to the polls.
Anvone without valid ID can vote
a provisional ballot. A canvassing
board will later determine the
validityofanyprovisionalballots.For
detailed early voting or mail ballot
information, or to view a sample
ballot, go to www.votepinellas.com or
call 727-464-6788.


Early Voting Starts
August 9 for
Primary Election
Pinellas County Supervisor of
Elections Deborah Clark announces
that early voting for the August 24
Primary Election begins at 8 a.m.
on Monday, August 9, 2010. Early
voting will be held August 9 through
August 22. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4p.m.,
Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon'
Saturday-Sunday at all Supervisor of
Elections offices:
Election Service Center Starkey
Lakes Corporate Center, 13001
Starkey Rd., Largo, 33773
Pinellas County Courthouse 315
Court St., Room 117, Clearwater,
33756
County Building 501 First Ave.
N. St. Petersburg, 33701
New this year, voters will be able to
check early voting wait times online
at www.votepinellas.com.
All Florida voters are required by
law to use paper ballots and optical
scan voting systems, whether voting
early, voting by mail, or voting at the
precinct on Election Day.
Clark also reminds Pinellas County
voters that ALL registered voters are
eligible to vote by mail To request a
ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com or
call 727-464-6788.
The deadline to request that a
ballot be mailed to you is 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 18. Voters may
pick up ballots through Election Day
at any Elections Office. Ballots must
be returned to any Supervisor of
Elections office by 7 p.m. On Election


Meet the Artist
Patrick Henry talks about his
current exhibit, "Let's Face It", a
series of sculpturally altered ceramic
platters and plates that you would
never put on the dining room table.
The presentation will be held on
Saturday, August 7 at 1p.m. at A
Little Room for Art, 111 8th Ave.,
Pass-a-Grille. Exhibit is through
August 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily.


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as a video of sea turtles laying eggs
and some hatchlings. Following the
presentation you will visit the beach
habitats and learn more. Find out
how you can help these fascinating
creatures and help preserve their
disappearing nesting habitat.
Event is sponsored by Friends of
Pinellas Master Naturalists.


Benef it Golf Tournament
The American Legion Post 14 in St.
Petersburg is hosting a two-person


scramble golf tournament to benefit
Bay Pines VA Hospital on Saturday,
September 11 at 7:30 a.m. This event
will take place at Mainlands Golf
Course located at 9445 Mainlands
Blvd. W., Pinellas Park. The public
is welcome to play ($50 per golfer) or
sponsor ($25) a hole. Please sign up
at Post 14, 1520 Fourth Street N. in
St. Petersburg before August 15. For
more information call Bob Strazisar
at 727-410-7546, Ed Higgins at
526-2059 or Post 14 at 894-7320.

Rotary Club Meets
The Rotary Club of St. Pete West
meets Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. at the
Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis
Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway,
in the third floor conference room.


Learn about Nesting
Sea Turtles
Adults and families are welcome
to a free presentation to learn about
nesting sea turtles and their survival
on Wednesday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort,
5500 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete
Beach. Visit nesting beach habitat
with marine educator Joe Malo from
Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The
evening begins with an insightful
presentationabouttheirlifehistories,
habitats, and conservation as well


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We are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth,
reason and tolerance. We invite you to
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The Men's Club of St. Vincent's
Episcopal Church, 5441 Ninth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg now
offers breakfast for $5 on the second
Sunday of the month following the
8 a.m. and 10 a.m. service. Everyone
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David Powers will present a
"Baritone on Broadway" concert
Sunday, August 8, at the Palm Lake
Christian Church, 5401 22 Avenue
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features music from broadway's
better known shows, including the
music of Rogers and Hammerstein,
Cole Porter, Lerner and Lowe, Frank
Lesser, and other giants of music
theatre.
A native of St. Pete, Mr. Powers
has appeared in several regional and
local productions of musicals and
operas.Sunday's concert is presented
as part of the Palm Lake Community
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Pasadena Community Church has
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They are open every Friday and
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St. Vincent's Thrift Shop, 5126
Gulfport Boulevard, continues
their half-price clothing sales every
Thursday with a nice selection of
dresses, children's clothing and
ladies plus size clothing. Beautiful
gift items and jewelry are available.
The book nook has been expanded
with more fiction and nonfiction. It is
open Monday through Saturday, 10
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of hot glass art all with their choice
of colors and blown with their own
breath. Also available at Friday's Art
Walk will be the fused glass Gulfport
Centennial pins created by IAC
artists.
More than a dozen novice glass
blowersbravedtheheatandhumidity
at the last Art Walk and patrons
enjoyed the free show, watching
as novice glass blowers from 5 to
85 created blown glass ornaments,
vases, drinking vessels, fluted bowls
and paperweights with the help of


IAC glass blowers. Live music on the
coffee shop stage next door added to
the fun.
Only a few days remain for
registration at the last Kids Glass
Week of the summer. This week-10ng
camp for kids 12-18 is scheduled to
begin on Monday, August 9. Projects
will include blown glass ornaments,
paperweights, glass casting and
painting on glass blocks. Glass
week classes are held 9 a.m. noon
and continue through August 13. A
new summer offering for kids, Multi
Media Week, follows Glass Week from
2-5 p.m. On August 16-20. This fun
series will include clay handbuilding,
mosaic, paper mache, painting on
canvas and art from food.
Interest is growing in the IAC's
series of glass blowing classes for
adults and the last two classes have
filled quickly. Fun With Hot Glass
and More Fun With Hot Glass are
scheduled August 8 and 22. The six-
hour classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday teach basic glass blowing
skills, hot shop safety, teamwork and
the proper use of tools and equipment.
Students make three objects in each
class.
The Industrial Arts Center,
located in the Gulfport Art Village
Courtyard, will celebrate the second
anniversary of its grand opening at
Gecko Fest, September 4. special
celebration activities for the day will
be announced soon. Not far behind
will be the IAC's Second Annual
Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff
on Saturday, September 25 from
6:30 8:30 p.m.
For more information about what's
happening at the IAC, visit online
at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.0rg or
call 727-289-9365.

Braille Classes
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The Pinellas Braille Group, a non-
sectarian organization sponsored
by the Sisterhood of the Temple
Beth E1, specializes in producing
Braille-format books for the visually
impaired. Their work reaches
beyond Pinellas County to the entire
country. A class in Braille is forming
in mid-September. To learn more
or to register, call 727-545-4724 or
727-347-9836, or email stargazer@
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Despite the record breaking heat
and humidity, activity is building
as Gulfport's Industrial Arts Center
approaches its second anniversary.
Art Walk hours have been moved
back to 7-11 p.m. Friday, August 6,
so the temperatures have a chance
to drop a bit, but the same 7-course
Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece
menu will be offered. Kids and adults
are invited to create an original piece






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Tot-Time Program
Ongoing pre-registrations are
currently being accepted for the 2010-
2011 Tot Time Program. The Tot
Time Program is a pre-school, hands-
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to Speak at MOSI
GULFPORT- Stetson Law professor
Carol Henderson, a past-president of
the American Academy of Forensic
Sciences who has consulted on the
CSI Miami television series, will
speak August 28 on the "CSI effect" at
the Museum of Science and Industry
in Tampa. This presentation, at
6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., will be the
last of the lecture series entitled
An F.Y.I. with CSI at MOSI and is
part of CSI After Dark, which offers
extended museum hours until 9 p.m.
Henderson's talk is included in the
museum admission.
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whose law students have the
opportunity to play investigators in
mock crime scenes in her classes, said
she was excited about the exhibit,
which runs though Sept. 6 at MOSI,
4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.
"The interest in forensic science
is global, not just local, said
Henderson, who speaks around the
world from Hong Kong to Helsinki
about the intersection of technology
and the law.
Closer to home at Stetson Law,
Henderson directs the National
Clearinghouse for Science,
Technology and the Law, which
houses an online database of more
than 100,000 resources. Everything
from court decisions to legislation,
scientific publications to news media
coveragecanbefoundinthedatabase,
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and researchers. The Stetson La"
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law libraries in the U.S.
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crime labs, and the CSI effect of pop
culture TV science on real-life juries.
Henderson regularly brings speakers
to the Stetson Law campus to talk
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know with my family, we have really
cut back on going out to dinner.
Instead, I have a gas grill out back
that I never used to use. Let s just
say it s getting a whole lot more use
now! But it does seem like we spend
more time together now than we
.
used to, which is nice. I think people
always adapt to situations like a bad
economy; they tend to stay closer
.
together and be more supportive.
At least with my family it has. With
money so tight, staying close to home
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Ronald Brewer, St. Pete: 111y
wife and I have no children, so it's
just the two of us at home. But we
have definitely cut back on going
out to eat, even ordering in. We've
been spending more time at some of
the free events downtown, like the
Friday night concerts and the music
at the Pier, things like that. We found
the listing on the Time's website
for free events; some of them we've
.
never done. So we decided to try and
do a free event once a weekend. We
go to Gulfport for the Art Walks and
then walk on the beach afterwards.
Sometimes the best things to do are
right under your nose. They don't
cost you a dime and they're fun!"


Mandy Griffin, St. Pete Beach: "I
know that I used to just go out with
my friends and spend whatever was
in my pocket, thinking there was
always more where that came from.
We used to go dance and drink at the
beach bars. Now, with everything so
slow business-wise, I've really cut
back. Now, instead of going out on a
Friday or Saturday night, we all go to
.
a friend's house and maybe swim or
watch a movie. You can rent movies
for a dollar; popcorn is cheap and you
can still have fun. I think we're really
learning the value of a dollar these
days. I know I have. No more party
central for me! We're not drinking as
much; it's too expensive, except maybe
beer. But I don't drink beer anyway.


Sununer Warner, St. Pete: "I have really cut back on shopping. That's my biggest
downfall; I shop a lot. So now, instead of going to the mall with my friends, I might
stay at home and just hang out, have a few of them over and maybe play some board
games or something like that. Last week, we pulled out the old Monopoly board
and played it with a bunch of us. I had found a bunch of old games in my parent's
garage one day, while we were cleaning it out for a yard sale. The Monopoly game
was hilarious and we were all trying to steal each other's property and money. It
was different, but fun. I'm also starting to be more careful around the house with
lights and stuff, trying to remember to turn them off to save money. I really hope the
economy gets better soon, because I want to find some new fall clothes.







soapbox to denigrate the Obama
Administration, the Democratic
Party and progressive thought? Is
there a need or an audience for such
opinions in a local paper?
If the Gabber has become such a
vehicle, then I call on the publishers
to give equal time to the other side.
Jeremy Steelman
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A Store she could
Patronize
Dear Editor: Is there anyone out
there to help save Pasadena shopping
center? Our Kmart left us, then
Publix moved to the old Albertson's
.
where the parking is terrible, then
goes the card shop.
We need a store with general items
like sundry goods, hardware, paint,
brushes, things like a Kmart or Wal-
Mart carry. We don't need a super
anything. We need a mini-store with
general items under one roof. The
emptqr Publix space would be great
for this kind of service.
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had settled down for the night, were
startled and flew away. Birds already
in flight flinched in their paths. The
evening serenity was detonated over
and over again.
These explosions at Clam Bayou
were intentional, set off by a young
adult. They were firecrackers tossed
into that habitat just for the fun of
scaring wildlife and the visitors
present. There was a selfish meanness
behind the act.
Clam Bayou is a precious little
sanctuary, surrounded by the
commotion of modern Bay life. A
sanctuary is a place not only for
aspects of wildlife to live and refuge,
but it is also where the human
survivors' of urban sprawl can find
a niche to rest and recoup, reflecting
on the wonder our magical planet
offers -
These were massive explosions,
M-80's or better, and you could feel
the shock waves move through your
body. The young man who threw the
firecrackers wasn't poor, he wasn't
ignoranthewasn'tbeingplayful. This
could be considered by all who were
present as a small act of terrorism.
But, because it was animals that
he frightened, it was not a big deal.
Because there were around two dozen
people seeking a little solitude, it was
a minor offense.
This young man needs a little
respect for this community in which
he says he grew up.
Hermann Trappman


One-Sided Opinions
Dear Editor: I've been reading the
Gabbersince l971andneverhasthere
been a regular contributing writer so
polarizing and politically motivated
as Bill Northrop. Has the Gabber
become a local mini Wall Street
Journal, National Review or mouth
piece for the Tea Party? If not, then
why is Mr. Northrop given a weekly


Lette rs
In Support of

Gulfport Police
Dear Editor: Re: "Dissatisfied with
thePolice"1etterintheJuly29-August
4, 2010 edition, I just wanted to tell
you that my experience with the
Gulfport Police Department was
the total opposite of Mr. Tanchette.
I must say that, short staffed and
underpaid as they are (no raise for
the last 3 years?), for the most part, I
think they are wonderful people! I'm
not willing to put my life on the line
for anyone but my family...is Mr. T?
Im so sorry that he is frustrated
and disappointed in his dealings but
leaving a computer exposed on a back
screened porch in this day and age is
a dumb thing to do! It used to be fine
but it's like leaving the keys in the
ignition and the car unlocked and
parked on the street! Might as well
put a sign on it saying "Take Me!".
I've been a Gulfport resident longer
than Mr. T. The things we used to be
able to do, no longer apply. People
must realize that! It's terrific that
the neighbors witnessed the event
but did they immediately call the
police? It takes us all to keep up
with crime today, residents and City
employees alike.
I'm certain that Chief Vincent
will be looking into Mr. Tanchette's
issues and we will hear more about
. .
this. I hope that you will print this
or another response to his letter
and that Mr. T. will find that people
do care in Gulfport, including the
Gulfport Police Department.
C. Gabrio
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No Respect for Nature
DearEditor:OnthispastThursday
evening, at around 8 p.m., the beauty
and calm at Clam Bayou Park were
shattered. Egrets and herons which


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Criticism of Police Came From Fake Letter
By Cathy Salustri
Last week the Gabber printed a letter from Bill Tanchette. In this letter Mr.
Tanchette alleged that a relative of a neighbor broke into his home and stole
a new laptop computer. Mr. Tanchette went on to say the Gulfport police
said they couldn't do anything because the thief didn't live in Gulfport and
the officer leading the case said he had more important cases to handle. Mr.
Tanchette said he also received threatening phone messages, telling him not
to make any more phone calls if he knew what was good for him.
Apparently not a word of that letter was true. Upon further investigation,
the Gabber could not substantiate any of the information in that letter.
Police reports have no record of a Bill Tanchette. Police Chief Rob Vincent
says the closest match he could find for the case was a June 25 bicycle theft
from the home of Bruce Tallini. Gabber research uncovered a post at Topix.
com, where a man identifying himself as Bruce Tallini used wording almost
identical to last week's letter:
"Officer Novak took the report but said there was nothing he could do since
the suspect lived out of his jurisdiction in St. Pete."
According to police records, Mr. Tallini/Tanchette called the Gulfport Police
Department the day after the theft and reported a bicycle, not a laptop
computer, missing. The post on Topix also refers to a bicycle. Mr. Tallini/
Tanchette could not give police a serial number for the bicycle, according to
police reports.
Chief Vincent says that although officers couldn't verify much of what Mr.
Tallini/Tanchette told them Lieutenant Howard Coombs had an officer follow
up four days after the theft. Department policy requires follow-up within 14
days.
Police records show that since the day Mr. Tallini/Tanchette reported his
bicycle stolen, Gulfport officers took the report, spoke with a witness, went
to the address of the suspect Mr. Tallini/Tanchette described to officers five
times, spoke with the homeowner ofthe house, called the person who allegedly
bought the bicycle, checked local pawn shops, and contacted people who knew
the suspect. They also went to Mr. Tallini/Tanchette's home for additional
information and fielded several phone calls and a visit from Mr. Tallini/
Tanchette, who gave officers "potentially conflicting statements," according to
an e-mail from Chief Vincent to the city manager.
At this time, police will not speculate as to why Mr. Tallini/Tanchette gave
the Gabber a false name handled about details of his case. This reporter could
not ascertain how a stolen bicycle would keep Mr. Tallini/Tanchette from
communicating with his grandchildren, as he stated in last week's letter to
the editor.
"This case has received more than its fair share of attention," Chief Vincent
said, adding that Detective Embry gave Mr. Tallini/Tanchette the attention
described above despite 14 additional open cases, which include two armed
robberies.
Contact Cat Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


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The following is a list of what the
Red Hot Beach Nuts will be doing for
the summer:
* Aug. 16 Lunch at Billy's Stone
Crab in Tierra Verde
Don't forget to RSVP with your
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Gymnastics this Fall
ST. PETE BEACH- Starting this fall
theSt.PeteBeachCommunityCenter
isproudlyoffering gymnastics classes
for children of every age and skill
level through Bayside Gymnastics,
the premier gymnastics program in
the Tampa Bay area. Gymnastics
offers children fun and exciting new
challenges in a safe and supportive
environment, which helps grow
confidence. Classes will be offered
at varying times on Wednesday
evenings at the St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
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Oktoberfest
Seeks Vendors
Ifyouareafoodvendorcraftvendoror
localeateryinterestedinparticipating
in Most Holy Name's Fall Festival
send your contact information
to noleloverl@aol.com or fax to
727-343-6420. In the subject line
enter "Oktoberfest 2010" and a
reservation form with fees and
details of the festival will be e-mailed
or direct mailed to you.
Food vendors will be stationed
outdoors and the Arts and Crafts Fair
will be held inside the Maria Center
throughout the 4-day festival. Space
is limited both outside and inside
and will be assigned on a first come
first serve basis. Reservation forms
are also available in the rectory office
of Most Holy Name Church at 5800
15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
The "Oktoberfest" fall festival has
been an annual event in Gulfport for
over 30 years and willbe held October
7 through October 10. This is a fun
weekend including rides, games,
food, dancing and entertainment.


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New or gently used clothes and shoes
can be dropped off between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clothes
To Kids two convenient locations. In
Clearwater at: 1059 N. Hercules Ave.
and our new store in St. Pete at: 3251
3rd Ave., N. Cash donations are
always needed to purchase clothing
in short supply and new underwear.
Adult and youth volunteers are
always needed especially in the new
St. Pete store.
Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit
organization provides free clothing
to low-income, school-age children in
Pinellas County, free of charge. For
more information, call 441-5050 or
visit www.ClothesToKids.org.
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Critical Need for Back
to School Clothes
Back To School is here and Clothes
To Kids needs your help! They have
an immediate, critical need for boys
shorts, long pants and jeans. Clothes
To Kids serves low-income children
from Kindergarten through 12th
grade and are especially low in sizes
14 to 16. Uniform pants and shirts
white, blue and light blue are needed
to support the 23 schools requiring
uniforms this year. Clothes To Kids
will provide more than 300 wardrobes
every week during this busy Back-
To-School time. Help them serve
the children in the community and
donate today.


BPW to Meet
Donna Graham will speak at the
Thursday, Augustl9 meeting of BPW
Petersburg/Pinellas. Graham will
discuss the pro and cons of reverse
mortgages.
Also, the Pinellas County Supervisor
of Elections office will have a table
outside the meeting from 11:30 until
1:30 so that members, guests and
general citizens can register to vote,
change their voting addresses or ask
questions. The table will also be set
up for citizens before and during
BPW meetings on September 2 and
September 16.
BPW meets at 400 Beach Seafood
and Tap House located at 400
.
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations (see below) must be
made by noon the Tuesday prior to
the meeting. Cost: $16 for members
and $21 for visitors.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once the
mother duck gets all her baby ducks
in a row, they continue on that way,
each following a tail feather until
they arrive at their destination. You
need team members 1ike this now,
people who, once directed, will do the
job and stay on track. There's a time
for wandering and tangents, and this
isn't it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You
will be susceptible to a phenomenon
like love at first sight. But it's more
like love at hundredth sight, since
this is a person, project or endeavor
that you've been exposed to quite a
lot already. No matter -- the pull is
strong enough to resonate through
you again and again. You will
know exactly what you want.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your
work projects become a strong focus
this week. You'11have an audience to
please. Yes, they want to experience
something interesting and novel, but
you have to be careful about how you
bring this about. First bring them
what they know and can relate to.
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Then put a different twist on it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The
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Toltecs, an ancient holy community,
.
would practice bypassing the
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perceptive abilities of the five senses
in order to get a spiritual view of
.
the world. You'll easily slip into an
extra-sensory mode when necessary.
Something in you knows that the
truth is beyond what you can see,
touch, taste, smell or hear.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Humor is revealing. That's why some
people are overly serious -- they are
afraid to let anyone know the truth
about them, and the joke always
gives it away. Be gentle with the
humorless individuals you'll cross
this week. Everyone has a defense of
some kind or another. Endeavor to
be with laughing friends.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Ruthlessness and cruelty are not
the same thing. You will be ruthless,
refusing to take pity on a single soul
-- especially not on yourself. Instead,
you'll believe in each person's ability
to do what is necessary, and there's
nothing cruel about that. You'll rule
with a no-nonsense mood, and others
will rise to the occasion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Act like you are sure of yourself,
even though you recognize that it
is foolish to be too sure of yourself.
Socrates said, "True knowledge
exists in knowing that you know
nothing. And in knowing that you
know nothing, that makes you the
smartestofall."Thisisagame.Make
the commitment to the game.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How
easy is it for you to detach from your
rational mind? There is much good
that can come of it now, as the esoteric
insights you gain in a detached state
of mind will, when you return to the
so-called "real world," have powerful
applications. Of course, some will
think you're crazy, and maybe you
should just let them.
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,
a warrior. It doesn t mean you want
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to annihilate people who don't agree
.
with you or who are in the way of
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your mission. It means your actions
are imbued with purpose -- yes, even
the small daily actions, like getting
dressed in the morning. And a new
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purpose comes along this week.
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with. For instance, your mind
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characters who will be roaming the
streets and entertaining the crowds!
Live entertainment will be provided
on two main stages from noon till 10
p.m. .
Don't forget this is an audience
participation event (especially the
parade at 6 p.m.) with adults and
children's costume contests and a
hat contest at the end. Additional
activities include sidewalk chalk
art, face painting, dance lessons and
much more.


Sponsors and Vendors
Wanted for Blues Fest
The 3rd Annual Tangerine Blues
Fest will take place on Saturday,
September 25 from 4-10 p.m. along
the Tangerine Greenway (located
at 18th Ave. S. between 49th St. S.
and 54th St. S. in Gulfport) The 49th
Street South Business Association
has a great lineup of entertainers
this year, including the Joel Sanders
Band, Julie Black, Deacon Blues Band
and Damon Fowler Group. A portion

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So49 is seeking sponsors and fine
art and craft vendors for the third
annual event. So49 members who
wish to participate will receive
first right of refusal and a member
discount. Community sponsorships
are available from $100 and up.
Vendor information and applications
can be found under the vendor info
tab at www.sikpromotions.com or
by calling 727-322-5217. To become
a sponsor or a 49th Street South
Business member please visit www.
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Gecko Fest Celebrates
10th Anniversary
The 10th Annual Gulfport Gecko Fest
is set for Saturday, September 4 from
12 noon to 10 p.m. on Beach Blvd. This
free event sponsored by the Gulfport
Merchants Association, The City of
Gulfport and The Gulfport Ch..ml..-.-
of Commerce, St. Petersburg Times,
Bright House Networks, GEICO, and
Zhu-niverse and is a full day of fun
for everyone. This whimsical send off
to summer is like Mardi Gras meets
the Renaissance, and brings together
strolling street performers, main
stage performers, performing artists
and vendors with all types of weird
and wonderful wares up and down
Beach Blvd. Over 200 arts, craft and
food vendors will be in attendance at
this year's event!
Zhu-universe will sponsor the
children's area with inflatable
habitat trails, human hamster wheel.
6 set obstacle course, Nintendo DS
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opportunities, Zhu Zhu Pets and
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RECREATION WEBSITE-www.
mygulfport.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec.
Center.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
PROGRAMS
Teen Night Teens, age's middle school
to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m.
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD
CARE PROGRAM -Registrations for
the 2010-2011 School Year Child Care
Program will begin on July 26th for
children who will be entering Kinder-
garten thru age 14. Non-refundable an-
nual registration fee is $15 for residents
and $100 for non-residents. Program
hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended
hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra
charge. Hours of registration are Mon-
day-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREG-
ISTRATION for the 2010-2011 Tot
Time Program are currently being ac-
.
cepted. Hours for pre-registration are
from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Fri-
day. A non-refundable annual registra-
tron fee of $15 for residents and $100


for non-residents is required to secure
a spot. Proof of residency is required for
Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Pro-
gram is a pre-school, hands-on program
for children ages 3-5. The program aims
to make learning fun for children and
helps prepare them for Kindergarten.
Two, three and five-day monthly op-
tions are available. Program hours are
from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin
September 7, 2010. Call 893-1068 for
more information.

NEW CLASSES- Interested in teach-
ing a class? Call John at 727-893-
1079 for more info
CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Starts April l3th, Tues.,
6:45 p.m. Call Daniela at 561-302-6174.
* Body Sculpt Returns in the Fall.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Call
Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112.
.
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30p.m. CaH
Diane at 459-1399.


* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
7472.
* TaiChi-Thurs.,9a.matScoutHall.Call
Marge at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6
p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* TIPS ON GETTING A JOB IN A
TOUGH ECONOMY- Thurs. 6:30-8pm
The topic for Aug. 5 is Avoid the Re-
sume Black Hole
* Watercolor with Patsi -Beginners/
Intermediate-Returns in the Fall. Call
Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Wed.,
9 a.m. at 49th Street Neighborhood
Center. Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Zumba Returns in the Fall. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.
TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
ALL skaters must purchase a sticker.
Annual cost is $5 res. /$10 non-res. Skat-
ers 17 years of age and younger must
be accompanied by a parent, have proof
.
of residency and fill out a consent form.
Availabilitytoregister:Monday-Friday,
9 a.m.-8 p.m.


Our "Afternoon Specials": Thursday,
August 5, 2:00 pm-Our Final Scrap-
book and Crafts program! Wednes-
day, August 11: Our "Grand Finale"
for Summer Reading Programs is for
ALL AGES! Come celebrate with us
(and dance with our Fog Machine!) on
Wednesday, August 11 at 2:00 pm!
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Every Wednesday, 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex
Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call
893-1073.
SummerCoffee/Talk Movie: "Char-
ley". Thursday, August 12, 1:30 pm.
Based on the novel Flowers for Alger-
non by Daniel Keyes, and starring Cliff
Robertson and Claire Bloom. This Em-

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Suncoast Computer Users Group
(SCUG): Thursday, August 12, 6:00
pm.
Scraphookers Club for Teens &


reserve a copy of the book.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Sat-
urday, August 28, 1:00 pm. This is not
a formal class, just an opportunity to
meet and share experiences and infor-
mation with others interested in delv-
ing into their family history.

Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
All meetings and programs are free
and open to the public
PROGRAlklS AND DATES ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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third Tues, at 6:30pm. More bowlers
are needed for the evening sessions so
come and join the fun!
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12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga
Every Wednesday
Swing Dance 6 -11pm $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11pm Swing Dance
Every Thursday
Salsa Dance 7-10pm $7
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8am-3:30pm.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi Classes are offered at Scout
Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.) every Thursday at
9am. Must be a registered Senior Center
member to participate.
Visual Support Group: meets every 2nd &
4th Monday at 2pm. Newcomers welcome.
SPECIAL EVENTS:
Patio Partv: The Senior Center will hold its
first Patio Party on Fri. Sept. 3 at 11:30am.
Hot Dog Lunch, Entertainment, Flea Market,
Door Prizes and more! Tickets: $3.00.
SPECIAL SERVICES:
Phones for Hearing Impaired: Deaf &
Hearing Connection will distribute phones
for the hearing impaired at no out-of-pocket
cost on Tues. Aug. 17 at 9:30am.
Elder Law Clinic: Fri. Aug. 20 at 9:30am,
Must meet income criteria. 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'
beauty/barber 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.
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 368-3199 to register and fee info.
Diabetic Support: Our Diabetic Support
Group meets every Mon, at 10am. Newcomers
welcome.
JUST FOR FUN
Art Practice: Mon. at 4pm; Wed, at 1pm,
Thurs at 9am. No instructors but come and
work on your own project while enjoying the
company of other artists.
Duplicate Bridge Class: every Mon. at
6:30pm
Language Practice:
Spanish: Beginners
and Intermediate, a 8
every Mon. 3-4:30pm
Italian: Beginner
Conversation, every
Mon. 5-6pm
Live Chat Room -
every Friday at 2pm.
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meet new friends.
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Lunch & Learn about Medicaid and
Long Term Care: Come enjoy a free
lunch while hearing about Medicaid and
paying for long term care. Certified Elder
Law Attorney, April Hill, will speak and
then be on hand to answer questions.
Bring a friend and enjoy this informative
seminar. The event will take place on
Tuesday, August 17 at Gulfport Senior
Center, 5501 27th Avenue South. Please
submit your RSVP to 893-2237 or 893-
1231 by Friday, August 13th.
Items Needed: We are so pleased
to receive many of the donations we
previously requested. It was all very
much appreciated. We are still looking
for regular and costume jewelry as well
as other items for our Sept. 3rd Flea
Market. Due to space limitations, we
cannot accept clothing. Thanks again for
your support.
Lighthouse of Pinellas Visits Senior
Center: A special presentation will
be offered on Mon. Aug. 9 at 2pm by
Lighthouse of Pinellas to help seniors
who are blind or visually impaired learn
how to manage day-to-day tasks and
personal needs using special techniques
and devices. Learn how to travel safely
and independently, use low vision
magnifying devices, and much more!
Future classes may be offered at the
Senior Center that will focus on living
independently if there is an interest. Call
the Senior Center for more info.
"StartWithYourHeart"Presentation:
Come join us for a special presentation
on Tues. Aug. 24 at 10am on improving
your Cardio-Vascular System. It all
starts with your heart! Courtesy of the
Pinellas County Health Department.
GEMS Health & Wellness Day Pass:
Gulfport seniors are invited to take
advantage of our new Health & Wellness
Day Pass on the first Tuesday of every
month. The $50 GEMS membership
fee is waived for this monthly occasion.
Round trip: $1.00 to one of the following
areas: Senior Center Fitness Room;
Gulfport Beach; Gulfport Art Village
Courtyard; any of Gulfport's lovely
parks; and Gulfport Public Library.
(Small fee connected with the Senior
Center Fitness Center). Trips are
subsidized by the Gulfport Senior Center
Foundation. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for
more information.
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Jr.; brother James, all of Venice, FL.
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MAURUKAS, DR. JONAS, 91,
of South Pasadena, passed away
Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home.
He was a member of St. Casimir's
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American Club. He was a graduate
of the Frederick Wilhelm University
in Bonn, Germany in 1947, with
a Chemistry Degree, From 1945-
1955, he worked in Canada at the
Best Institute for Medical Research.
He graduated from the School of
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1955-1956, he was the head of the Bio
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at Elyria Medical Hospital in Elyria,
OH, and continued working in
the research department until his
retirement. Jonas is survived by his
wife Janina Maurukas; son; Rimas
Maurukas; daughters Aida Gerbec,
Dainalgnatonis;eightgrandchildren.


He was preceded by his first wife R.
Dalia Maurukas in 1998. Services
will be Thursday, July 29, 2010, at
1 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel,
St. Pete Beach. With a gathering of
family and friends starting at 11 a.m.
at the chapel.
* *
RICE, RUTH M., 89, of Gulfport
passed away July 19, in Largo, under
hospice care. She was predeceased
by her beloved husband, Alvin
Blair Sr., her brother James Hearn,
her sisters Lucille Beck and Betty
Summa. She is survived by her
sons, Burton Ebersole, of ME, Alvin
Jr. of Rotonda West, FL; and her
daughter Jeanne Couper (Michael)
of Largo; her grandchildren, Tammy
Hopp and Burton Ebersole Jr. of
CT, Audra Rice of Largo, Amy Rice
Schopfer and Allison Rice Wampole
of Palmetto, Kimberly Salley and
Mark Ebersole of ME. Ruth is also
survived by her two sisters and
several great-grandchildren. Ruth
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the U.S. Women's Army Corps during
WWII. First & foremost, Ruth was
genuinely patriotic. Ruth was very
active with the Republican party and
volunteered at St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg.
Military services for Ruth will be
held at 2:15 p.m, Sept. 10th at Bay
Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, please make a donation in
Ruth's name to the Suncoast Hospice
Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd.,
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GARRETT, RICHARD (RICK)
SCOTT, 47, former resident of
Gulfport, passed away on August
3rd, 2010. Born Jan. 1, 1963, he
spent most of his life and final days
in Southern California. He spent
several happy years in Gulfport. He
is survived by his three beautiful
daughters, Zoey, Allie and Lula, his
dear friends, Gina, Patty & Lawrence,
of Gulfport, his devoted sister Sheryl
and brother-in-law, Frank of Chino
Hills CA, his father, Marvin, brother
Bill, sister Diana, brother-in-law
Bob, two nephews and a niece all
of southern California. There were so
many more who truly loved this man.
May he now be in peace with God. A
celebration of his life is planned for
the fall in Southern Califormia. A
private celebration will be held by his
family in Gulfport at a time yet to be
determined.
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'::: Five-year-old lan made his own
version of The Three Little Pigs at
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28. The bookmaking program
was part of the library's summer
reading program, which wrapped
up on August 3 with the End of
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Towns Shores
Red Hatters
Just a reminder that the next get
together to make root beer floats will
be this Friday July 23 at 2 p.m. It
will be held in the clubhouse lounge.
Come join them and cool off a bit.
Guests are welcome for a nominal
ppp
Upcoming activities for August are:
monthly Bunko on August 13 at
1 p.m. and a trip to the Red & Purple
Shoppe and lunch at the Tick-Tock
on August 24. They'll leave the
clubhouse parking lot at 9:45 a.m. if
anyone needs a ride.
Please call Carol at 345-2303 or
Carole at 343-4483 to RSVP.

Meals on Wheels has
Urgent Need for Drivers
Can you spare an hour and a half
to deliver noontime meals to those
in need? Neighborly Care Network
has an urgent need for Meals on
Wheels drivers throughout Pinellas
County. Meals are picked up at one of
Neighborly's dining sites are delivered
to seniors in your neighborhood
(maps and directions are provided).
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to homebound seniors. Whether
you can deliver on a daily, weekly
or occasional basis, they need your
help. It's easy, it's rewarding, it's
lifesaving!
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The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual Sizzlin'
Summer Bash at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The organization's fundraiser
included gourmet food from local restaurants and auction and raffle items donated by local
businesses and individuals. People could place bids early on live auction items.
The Gabber ran the wrong photo with this story last week. We apologizes for the error.


US Power Squadron
Seminar Series
The United States Power Squadrons
Seminar Series, Onboard Weather
Forecasting, presented by the St.
Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron,
willbeheldon Wednesday August l8,
from 7-9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg
Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave SE,
Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
This seminar explains how just
using your own senses can help you
determine the conditions you will
encounter. A forecast is important.
It tells what weather systems are
headed your way. But, they are
challenged to tell exactly where and
when the conditions will change.
Add your own observations and you
have an extra edge. The seminar
explains weather system terms,
how to understand clouds and
their changes, using changing wind
direction, temperature and pressure
to hone in on emerging weather
fronts. The seminar comes with a
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Captain s Quick Guide to keep on
your boat.
Instruction is free, materials cost
$20 per family. Maximum of 20
students; pre-registration required.
Contact www.boating-stpete.org or
525-0968.
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solely. Every penny of all donations
are tax deductible and will go
toward building improvements.
They accept car, boat, and cash
donations. GUMTARG has kept the
Gulfport auxiliary building afloat
since 1962. They would like to thank
Home Depot, Kevin Yeaton, and Jim
Newman for their recent donations.
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Pinellas County Health and Human
Services Department provides
emergency energy assistance of up to
$600 to senior citizens unable to pay
their power bills.
Funds from the Area Agency on
Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc. can help
residents 60 and older in danger
of having their power disconnected
during the designated cooling and
heating seasons when demand and
bills are higher than normal. Eligible
seniors must have a crisis with a
delinquent notice from the utility
company or a notice that power has
been shut off to be considered for
help. They may also qualify to receive
repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher
for fans, heaters and blankets.
Eligible seniors can receive help up to
twice a year during eachhigh-demand
season. Health and Human Services
staff members screen applicants to
determine if they meet income limits.
The income limit is 150 percent of
the Federal Poverty Guideline. For a
household of one, the limit is $16,245
a year. For two people, the income
limit is $21,855 (add $5,610 for each
additional member of family units
with more than eight members.)
Prospective clients can either stop
by a Health and Human Services
office or call for an appointment
and information. Call Annie Shaw
at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or
Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in
St. Petersburg. Health and Human
Services offices are located at
2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230,
Clearwater and at 647 First Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg.
This program is funded by Area
Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas,
Inc.

Donate to Library's
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accepting donations of new or gently
used CDs in the following genres:
children's, classical, contemporary,
country western, holiday, jazz/blues,
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Open House on Crosswalk Improvements
By Melissa Lattman
ST. PETE BEACH- Residents gave input and looked at maps of proposed Gulf
Boulevard crosswalk improvements at the July 29 open house held by the
state Department of Transportation. Several display boards lined tables at
the community center showing crossing plans for Gulf Boulevard from 35th
Avenue (near the Don Cesar) to 93rd Avenue.
There will be two proposed new crosswalks on Gulf Boulevard. One new
crossing willbe by the 7-11 Store at 6203 Gulf Boulevard. There is also a trolley
stop at this location. Many pedestrians cross to get to the store, a couple blocks
south of the location a five-year old was killed attempting to cross the road in
November 2004.
The other new crossing will be by the New Beach House Suites at 3860
Gulf Boulevard. A study of the area in 2008 found no crosswalks between
44th Avenue and 35th Avenue, a distance of 3,100 feet. The area has many
places where pedestrians want to go as well as places like hotels that generate
pedestrians. There is one concrete median in the area.
Seven raised medians, which will be landscaped in the future by the city
through grant funding, will be built between 64th Avenue and 73rd Avenue.
The raised medians give motorists a better chance to react to pedestrians and
a place for pedestrians seeking refuge in the middle of the road, state officials
said
Plans for next summer include raised pedestrian refuge islands with
crosswalks-- south of 44th Avenue and north of Gulf Winds Drive. Some of
the proposed mid-block crosswalks are angled like half of the letter "V" to
encourage pedestrians to look at oncoming traffic. Turn separators are also
planned to help with the traffic calming.
The crosswalk project is under design and transportation officials wanted
feedback from residents. The plan is to begin construction in the summer of
2011. Transportation officials said they got a lot of good input. The project
came about because of citizens concerns and citizens helped develop the plan
including taking a bus tour of the city to point out concern areas.
Other projects scheduled for the area are slated to start this summer. They
include a crossing flag program for 39 crosswalks along Gulf Boulevard. This
a new DOT program where pedestrians pull a retro-reflective flag from the
container at the crosswalk, wave it as they cross and return the flag upon safe
arrival on the other side.
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re-sort by habits and treatments and
responses. On top of that would be
dealing with emergencies again, a
sorting exercise.
Finally, at some point you would
have decisions to make. These
people get treatment, these don't.
Or, perhaps it would be less finite.
These people get direct, personal
treatment, others get standardized
for-that-condition packets, others
would be given written or electronic
information for general care, and
some would simply get in line.
Obviously, young people come
to the front of line as would most
emergencies although, like on the
battle field, decisions would have to
be made. Maybe all those emergencies
aren't emergencies. Aging people
(starting at what age?) would have
to be categorized. Then comes habits.
Why treat people who won't help
themselves? The overweight, the
smokers, the drinkers, the chewers,
the sedentary, the unhealthy eaters.
Mentally ill or incompetent? How
much of your resources here? How
much to the very aged and very ill?
This is the very costly group.
That's rationing which ultimately
we may have to do. Is it all wrong?
Maybe not. We should take better
care of ourselves. Could we get
along with less medical care? We did
years ago, but then longevity was 10
years less. Yet, those extra ten years
are costing up beyond our (or the
government's) means. Working on
wellness does make sense.
Of course, we could have rationing
on a first come, first served basis. In
other words, we care for everyone
regardless of circumstances, medical
conditions, and so forth. We don t
sort and we don't select. Then, it s
just a matter of waiting or finding an
siternative.
Either way the basis is being laid
by the comprehensive government
focused medical care system that is
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care and have to have some way to
determine. You do have resources.
You can turn to your data base.
Sorted in many, many ways, it
would include sex, age, race and/
or nationality, information about
parents or grandparents, prior
medical treatments, medications
taken and being taken, blood
pressure, blood type and blood
analysis, personal habits (drinking,
chewing, smoking, exercise, stress),
BMI (weight to height), diet, vaccines
taken, general and specific health,
mental health and/or problems.
In analyzing the information you
have, you might attempt to sort into
categories. It might be by medical
trend, or by specific disease (heart,
cancer, diabetes, etc.) You might sort
by age, gender, or nationality or race
(some races have specific medical
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community of say, 3,000 people.
There is no near competition and
no one has handy transportation to
places with more doctors and more
facilities.
As the only guy (or woman) in
town, you have limited time, limited
resources, and limited facilities.
Simply put, you can't treat everyone
for everything they have, or might
have. Yet, you have demand for
services, services you may not be
qualified to deliver. So, what do you
do?
The obvious is that you do only what
you can do. The problem is how do you
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700 Week Countdown


to 1r00 Years!


In just 10 weeks, Gulfport will
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:
Scout Hall, shown last week in a
promotional brochure drawing, was built
in 1926 as a church and moved to its
present location in Chase Park in 1937.
It served as the town's most popular
meeting place until 1966 when the Rec
Center was built on the waterfront, and
the old building was given over to the
Scouts. In the summer of 2008 it was
completely renovated and reopened as a
modern meeting facility.


When did the "fisherman s Faradise sign grace the end of Liuliport s
pier? Answer next week.
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National Night Out
By Leigh Clifton

Things got a little soggy as the City of Gulfport, So49.org, the Chamber
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enforcement, members of Stetson Law School's Public Safety officers and
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for the National Night Out; Give Crime a Going Away Party. Originally
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slated to start as a walk from the Neighborhood Center on 49th St to the
Tangerine Greenway, a torrential downpour caused a slight change of
plans. The Gulfport Trolley was then commandeered to carry people to the
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Greenway, where a number of information tents were set up. Members of the
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Tampa Bay Rays Street Team were on hand with prizes for the kids, along
with a Bouncy House to keep them occupied. The St. Pete and Gulfport Fire
and Rescue trucks, SunStar ambulance service, the Pinellas County Sheriff
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Department, St. Pete Police and the Mobile Crime Unit were all on hand as
. . .
well, to assist residents with questions and to give out important Information
on combating crime.
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Senator Charlie Justice, who listed the event in his FaceBook page and
attended the rally, had great praise for Gulfport's collective efforts to combat
crime.
"Gulfport is such a wonderful place; it's great to see a community come
together and the people are always so supportive here. Events like this just
make life better for everyone. They bring awareness to the neighborhoods
about crime and criminal activity. I try to get to as many Gulfport events as
I can; I always feel welcome here.
Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes agreed.
"The message here is that the citizens of Gulfport will stand together in
opposition to crime. With the courts and jails so overburdened with criminals,
the systems challenged, costing millions of taxpayer dollars. It'sjust a shame
that law abiding citizens have to pay the extra costs for their safety."
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seemed to keep a lot of people away. But overall she was pleased with the
turnout.
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join us for National Night Out," she said. "It's just a little rain," she laughed
as a huge bolt of lightning shot across the black sky. "Criminals don't stop for
the rain, and we won't either!"
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ranchers, and farmers on it. As
much as I want to believe that the
scientists are doing what they think
is best, every time I think about those
boards, I start to feel a little queasy.
When will we learn that leaving
the fate of our world in the hands
of developers is just plain stupid?
How can they possibly have the best
.
interests of the estuary at heart
when they, as individuals, make
their livings by buying and selling
land and creating huge buildings up
and down the Pinellas coastline?
Do you really want the man who
designed the Aqualea on Clearwater
Beach deciding the fate of Clam
Bayou? Do you want cattle rancher s
and citrus farmers deciding what s
an acceptable way to keep nitrogen,
an essential element in fertilizer, out
of Boca Ciega Bay? Do you honestly
believe the president of a construction
company should have the right to tell
scientists how to rebuild an estuary?
Look, if the restoration works, I'll
.
be thrilled. Believe it or not, I want
it to work. I can't wait to kayak Clam
Bayou once the work finishes. Short
of ripping out the golf course and
stopping cars from driving on local
roads, I guess a redesign is as good a
choiceasany.
Unless it turns out they shouldn't
have tried to redesign it at all. What
if things get worse, not better?
What if they're wrong?
Do you trust the developers with the
fate of our bay?


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In his nonfiction book about
endangered species, Last Chance
to See, the British satirist Douglas
Adams says that "human beings,
who are almost unique in having the
ability to learn from the experience of
others, are also remarkable for their
apparent disinclination to do so.
I went down to Clam Bayou the
other day and looked around at
the construction site. I saw a lot of
earth-moving machines, litter, and
a young black-crowned night heron.
Right or wrong, the restoration is
moving forward, hopefully in tandem
with the heron and at odds with the
litter
I say right or wrong because I don't
know. Florida history is littered
with environmental decisions that
forever changed the state, and not
necessarily for the better. I do not
know that these decisions, like trying
to straighten the Kissimmee River
or drain the Everglades (we didn't
realize mosquitoes caused malaria;
we thought swamps did and hey, we
can sell that land if it's dry, so let's
dredge the hell out of it!) were made
with malice. Greed? Well, yes.
Humans screwed up Clam Bayou
by dredging up a bunch of land so
we could have houses in Gulfport,
put a golf course right next to it, and
allowed people to try and coexist with
an estuary before anyone realized
what a really, really ill-conceived
idea that was.
And now we want to fix it. As a
species, we're not so good at that
sort of thing. Look at any number

of eenvi moment I s"o}ec )hin Tt e
fantastically gifted at mucking up the
environment, but the fixing? That's
kind of hit-and-miss for us humans.
I'm not concerned that we re going
to muck up the bayou forever.
Eventually all systems right
themselves; the earth possesses an
amazing capacity to pull itself back
into balance. Don't believe me? Pay
attention after the next hurricane,
because that's a classic example.


.
It'd be nice to see it recover in
,
our lifetime, which probably won t
happen without an assist. It'd also be
grand to see the stormwater diverted
before it goes into the last remaining
bit of estuary on Boca Ciega Bay, but
that's not going to happen. Instead
we're digging a deep pond- deeper
than anything in Boca Ciega Bay, by
the way- and hope it sorts itself out.
No, I'm scared it isn't a good idea
for other reasons. DDT in the soH
from years ago? Dredging it up puts
it back into the water and the food
supply; that can't be good for the
osprey that fish Clam Bayou. Huge
ponds deeper than anything that was
there before? Is there a reason they
,
weren t there before? The arrogance
of doing what nature never would
have begs for failure and in Florida,
ecosystems aren't small-time. When
we fail the environment, we do it in
style. People across the world study
our environmental failures.
Ithinkthescientistssuggestedwhat
they believed best for the bayou, but
that's the problem. We've created a
whole new set of problems and this
business of fixing isn't as much of a
science as we'd like to think.
I don't have answers. I'm not a
scientist. I don't know what to do
with all the junk that flows into Clam
Bayou. I realize we're not all going to
move away, and I know that this is
all part of the process of learning to
coexist with nature, but I wonder if
we know what we're doing by creating
things that have never existed in
that area. How do you un-dig a pond
that's 30 feet deep? How do you get
rid of toxins that you've unburied?

t Scientist irnalme forest s ns
have. But what if the scientists are
wrong? What will happen when they
have to tell a board comprised of
people dedicated to selling the state
rather than preserving it that things
didn't exactly pan out? What decision
will that board make?
Half of the board members make
their living from development. Not
one scientist sits on the board. The
larger governing board has realtors,


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Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management
Consortium Allows Additional Pollution

Gulfport Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon Says
Gulfport Needs to Exercise Diligence
By Cathy Salustri
Several weeks ago, Gulfport city council considered renewing its participation
in the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium (NMC). Jennifer Salmon,
one of the two newer council members, asked the council to vote no.
Nitrogen is a chemical found in everything from the air to evanide. In the air,
nitrogen is a good thing- people need it to breathe. In the water, large amounts
of nitrogen causes problems like algae blooms, fish kills, and loss of wildlife
habitat.
Nitrogen in the water comes from industrial and stormwater runoff containing
pesticides, fertilizers, and other nitrogen-rich substances. According to the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program, 63% of the nitrogen in Tampa Bay comes from
stormwater runoff and 21% is deposited from the air.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites the Gulf of
Mexico as one the two "most widely known examples of significant nutrient
impacts." The other is Chesapeake Bay. Nutrients refer to phosphorous and
nitrogen contamination.
The EPA also says that the nutrients in these two bodies of water impact over
80 estuaries and bays "and thousands of rivers, streams, and lakes.
The Tampa Bay Estuary Program developed the NMC to satisfy the federal
government's request to do something about the amount of nitrogen in the
Gulf of Mexico. Consortium members include local governments, regulatory
agencies, phosphate companies, electric companies and agriculture. The NMC
says it will reduce the nitrogen runoff into Hillsborough Bay, Old Tampa Bay,
Middle Tampa Bay, and Lower Tampa Bay by 17 tons every year, or 85 tons
every five years.
Although the plan met with state approval, the nitrogen runoff into Tampa
Bay is still higher than the EPA allows. This runoff comes from permitted
sources, such as the TECO plant. The NMC set lower limits so industries
wouldn't lose permits or have more severe limits imposed by the EPA, its own
documents say.
Outside of Hillsborough Bay, the nitrogen load decreases significantly. In
Hillsborough Bay industry contributes 1451 tons of nitrogen runoff every year.
Lower Tampa Bay, by contrast, has 349 tons of runoff per year.
Gulfport is part of the Lower Tampa Bay watershed, which includes Clam
Bayou and Bear Creek. A watershed refers to an area where all the water in
that area- from rainfall to runoff- goes to the same place. People and animals
in a watershed share the same water.
Most of the nitrogen (75%) in the Lower Tampa Bay watershed comes from
the atmosphere, whereas 76% of the nitrogen in Hillsborough Bay comes from
non-point sources. "Non-point" refers to things like agricultural runoff and
industrv1ike TECO.
By participating in the NMC, Gulfport helps the Middle Tampa Bay watershed
(which includes Hillsborough Bay) meet EPA guidelines. That means that
Hillsborough Bay can still have higher than allowable runoff, even though
Gulfport and TECO are part of two different watersheds. Gulfport pays $6000
every three years to be a part of the consortium.
Despite Councilwoman Salon's objections, Gulfport city council voted to
continue to participate in the NMC. Councilwoman Salmon said she felt the
city's participation allowed industry to contaminate local waterways and felt
that staying in the consortium deviated from the city's stated goals in regards
to the environment.
Now, she says, she understands that "it's better to be a player" but still wants
to see a debate on the issue. She has asked for a workshop on the issue. The
city's web site has no such workshop listed on its calendar.
Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.








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legal system, the process becomes
somewhat more tolerable. This
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greater understanding of the process
to help you get through your divorce
with realistic ideas and goals.
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the principle of "no-fault" meaning
that a divorce willbe grantedif either
party believes that the marriage is
Over. Generally, the causes of the
failure of the marriage are not an
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that the marriage needs to be ended.


It is not practical for any attorney
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created by your divorce. You must
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is not a tool for punishment of your
spouse. Indeed, the courtroom is no
place for revenge.
The best way to conclude your case
is to settle it. Through compromise
and cooperation, a settlement can
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and reduced dislike between you
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expensive than a full-blown trial.
Every divorce is different. Your
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friend s, or even a relative's divorce.
You simply cannot rely upon what
happened in other cases and assume
that your results will be identical.
Cases that seem similar may, in fact,
be very different and will be treated
differently under the law.
Unless you settle your case outside
of a formal court proceeding, a judge
must allocate the income and assets
accumulated during the marriage.


The law is that you and your spouse
were financial partners during
the marriage and are presumed
entitled to share in both the assets
and income the partnership made.
You must make a full disclosure of
your finances on a court approved
Available Monthly Income and
Financial Affidavit.
For most people, life-styles change
after a divorce. Since divorces do not
create property or income, the court
must divide the marital resources
between two separate households.
Remember, it costs more to run two
households than one. In considering
a settlement, you should consider
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costs and attorney s fees to fully
litigate your case. Fees and costs in
contested cases can be quite high.
Usually, a settlement prior to trial
reduces the expenses considerably,
an important consideration if you
come to the divorce with limited
resources.
In our next article, we will
explore child custody/visitation and
child support as part of a divorce
proceeding.
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1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
Mr. M ers welcomes calls regarding
this article and other related legal
topics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended to
give you legal advice. If you have a
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interesting, eclectic and valuable
films to a receptive public. Film
makers have repeatedly submitted
second and even third films for our
consideration. They know we have a
very high standard. We don't accept
disrespectful or exploitative films:
we only accept quality films that
we love, are relevant and should be
shown.
People drove from Tampa and
farther points to attend the festival
this past weekend. One patron drove
from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gene
McDonald, from Tampa enjoyed
almost all the films and hopes
Gulfport will host it again.
"There's definitely a call for this
type of culture, especially here in
Gulfport," Christine said. She hopes
to secure the Hickman for next year
as well.
"Not only is this a perfect place
for the festival, but it also can bring
money and prestige to the City.
We couldn't be happier about the
response.


Sea Breeze International Film Festival Programming Director Christine Scott (left) and her
daughter Sophie Scott, the festival's Director, stand among the many film posters in the
Hickman Theatre lobby last weekend. They were very pleased with the turn-out for the film
showings and hope to bring the festival back next year.
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The City of Gulfoort and the
Catherine Hickman Theatre hosted
the Sea Breeze International Film
Festival last weekend, bringing
28 independent films and shorts
from more than nine countries to
our area. The festival's Head of
Programming, Christine Scott, was
very enthusiastic about bringing
the festival to Gulfport; she and
her daughter Sophie Scott, who is
the festival's Director, have just
moved back to the area from Trigora,
France after four and a half years.
There they had been presenting the
Strasbourg Film Festival in that
country. That festival, originally
a flop when presented by the city
officials there, has been given new
life when the Scotts took it over;
it's now a very successful and much
sought-after venue for independent
film makers world-wide.
"Sea Breeze has evolved from the
Strasbourg festival," Christine Scott
said. "It is actually a travelling piece
of it; a roaming arm of it. We found
fabulous films to show over there and
we're thrilled to be presenting some
wonderfully directed indie films here
in Gulfport."

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Sophie Scott, who is now just
eighteen, has cut her chops on the
acting world; she was a child actor in
Los Angeles and starred in several
films and commercials, auditioning
for the part of Terri Hatcher's
daughter in Desperate Housewives.
She wrote, directed and starred in
'Cannibal Jane'; a popular indie film
about a young female sociopath who
justifies her crimes by believing she
is acting out of love for her victims.
.
It is a cult classic on YouTube. She
also wrote, starred and directed
Perspective, (her first short) and
OCD, a film that was accepted by
the Tl show film competition "On
the Lot : an opportunity to compete
against other independent film
makers with the ultimate prize a


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museum's family programs.
By Leigh Clifton
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Surrealism". The brainchild of Dali Museum Family Program coordinator
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place for you: The
Disabled American
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Tuesday nights.
Starting at 6 p.m.,
friends and bingo
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to the hall to see if
it's their lucky night.
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that a volunteer take
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Quickie games start at 6 p.m. sharp
and the regular games begin 30
minutes later. 12 cards cost $12.75
and the prices go up to $31 for 60
cards. All regular games pay $50
and Jackpots always pay $250 each.
The Kiwanis also sell pull tabs (an
instant chance to win) for 50 cents
and one dollar. The 50-cent pull
tabs pay up to $100 and the dollar
pull tabs pay up to $300-
Everyone who plays gets free
popcorn and coffee as well as a free
donut, but if you're hungrier than
that, the D.A.V. runs a grill. These
workers, volunteers for the D.A.V.
and not the Kiwanis, are the only
people in the place who will accept
tips- because that's the only money
they get; they're volunteers and
that's how the D.A.V. keeps the
food prices down (many meals are
under five dollars.)
If you're unfamiliar with the
Kiwanis, you should know that the
money they make from their bingo
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a club in the schools, such as the
K Kids at Gulf port Elementary,
In middle school, high school, and
college, the Kiwanis have Builder's
Club, Key Club, and Circle K,
respectively. In the community,
they provide diapers and baby
wipes to Johnnie Ruth Clark health
care center, assist Eagle Scouts, and
take Sally House children (abused
children removed from their homes
and placed in a Salvation Army
home) shopping for Christmas
presents.
The Kiwanis also sponsor the
Children's Dream Fund, which
grants wishes for terminally ill
children. They have Horses for the
Handicapped in Seminole, which
allows handicapped children to
ride horses. They offer Doorways
Scholarships so young adults can
go to college Through everything
they do, they encourage community


service, and they can't do it without
the money they make at bingo.
If you've never tried bingo, this
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your hand at a few cards. If you're
looking for a new hobby during
tough economic times, bingo can be
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this is the place to try. The hall is
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activity on bingo nights, so stop in
this Tuesday (or any Tuesday) and
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The Kiwanis accept personal
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a cop when you need one?!", I envision
the driver as being my well-meaning
but often scatter-brained teenage
daughter and am grateful that there
wasn't an accident. Or a cop.
When a vehicle is tailgating me to
the point of intimidation, instead of
tapping my brakes like I used to do,
I imagine that surely his wife is in
labor and he's just trying to get to the
. .
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and get out of his way as soon as I can
and pray for a healthy baby.
If you're lucky enough to have a job,
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.
tense and stressed. You're underpaid
and overworked and live in fear of
the pink slip. But here's what you do.
Turn the tables. Use some humor to
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shopping for lunches and laundry
.
in preparation for work on Monday.
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trying to make a case for it. Still I felt
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If you're looking for work, don't
.
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you this far and it will again. I just
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before the recession, it's time for
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about my former co-worker is that she
.
didn't complain. She was never bitter
or angry at the whole world nor railed
about how unfair this whole thing
called life can be. She simply accepted
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.
it head-on and enjoy the ride.
The funniest thing about all this is
that I didn't work with her very long. I
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we could become good "friends". I'm
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sure she has no idea what an impact
her demeanor and philosophy or that
silly little hand-written sign on her
bulletin board had on me over the
years.
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So, allow me to step into her shoes.
Chang.- your thinking...change
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A satirical look at the world around us.


By Anne Rush


Well, the phrase goes "change
your thinking...change
your life". I first saw that
saying years ago on a wall in my
therapist's office. She probably didn't
want to know what I thought about
that simplistic saying. Suffice it to
say that after our brief professional
relationship, she did not change my
thinking and I did not change my life.
At least not because of her.
Fast forward 20 years, and I saw
that saying again on the wall of one
of my coworkers. Only her sign was
not cross-stitched in burlap and
pulled tight against a wooden frame
with flowers and butterflies like my
counselor's was. Hers was hand-
written on a ripped piece of copy
paper and stuck to her corkboard
with a push pin.
I didn't have a lot in common with
this woman. But as I listened to her
.
talk (you had no choice-she was a
notorious "talker"), I fell in love with
.
her. To this day I know more than I
ever cared to know about her cat, her
wayward daughter whom she loved
dearly and always helped just short
of being enabling, and her demanding
mother-in-law (may she now rest
in peace). Another day her tears
flowed without fanfare as she related
holding her dear friend's hand when
he passed, yet talked about how
beautiful and peaceful it was. She
was an eternal optimist, but not in
an annoying Pollyanna sort of way.
She simply believed that life happens
and that you can choose how you deal
with it. I think we can learn a lot
from her.
I know it's been a long hot summer!
.
It seems particularly cruel having
just endured a record setting cold
and freeze earlier this year. The word
extreme is great when referring to
sports or home makeovers. Not so
much the weather. The record setting
highs for June and July have been
reflected in my electric bills just when
it seems I got a break from running
the heat. It's just been too hot, too
soon,


.
To add to this heat, it doesn't much
help that the economy is so bad that
even Ellen Degeneres and Meredith
Vierra have to work two jobs, we're
still at war, there's a still oil out in
the gulf and if the government thinks
.
they're gonna unload this massive
debt on the shoulders of my three
teenagers, (whom they haven't met
yet) and their children, there had
best be a Plan B.
But not to worry. Sure, misery loves
.
company, but sometimes youDO need
to change your thinking. You and I
can't really do much to help the global
state of affairs, but we can control our
own small little universe. So here's
what I propose.
First of all, turn off the news. I
.
struggle with this myself coz I'm a
bit of a news junkie, but there's only
so many car wrecks, murders, fires'
missing children and politics that you
can handle all at once.
Secondly, I try to do a random act
.
of kindness every day. Sometimes
.
it's as simple as holding the door for
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someone or letting a car out into
traffic when I'm approaching a red
light anyway. It just makes me and
them feel better. Mind you, I try to
get these acts over with as early in
the day as I can, so that when the
heat really starts to affect me in the
afternoon, I can give into my heat
rage. I'm a realist.
And speaking of rage, in the mornings
when I'm driving to work and the
temperatures are still only in the 80s'
I envision starting a movement for
changing Road Rage into something I
like to call Sweet Streets. Here's how
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It would work.
Road rage is based on anonymity.
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reckless, idiotic drivers as individual
people. We see them as operators of
a vehicle that could do us or others
harm. But I like to think of them as
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could forgive. Here's what I do. When
I see a car make a left hand turn
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ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, FURNITURE-
Largest Cookbook Collection on the Beach!
Corey Corners.350 Corey Ave, St.Pete Beach
727-498-8778.


1985 BUICK RIVIERA- 86,000 Original Miles,
New A/C, Needs Paint. $950 0.b.o. 727-342-
2877.
1994 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- Auto, A/C Cold,
V-6, $1200.727-363-0253.
1995 PONTIAC FIREBIRD-Good condition.
Runs good, V6, 3.4 Itr. $800 0.b.o. Must Sell.
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1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING Convertible,
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OT HER WO R L DS
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GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
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CALVARY CATHOLIC CEMETARY- This
Niche can be used for 2. $950.727-372-3040.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
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Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.

LAWN MOWERS,
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INDOORIOUTDOOR SALE-Black Lacquer
Night Stands, Mirrors, School Clothes, House-
hold Baby Furniture, Art, Jewelry and Much
More! Sat. Aug. 7th 8am-? 1806 57th St. S.
Gulfport
TOO MUCH STUFF!!!-Friday/Saturday 7:30-
1:00pm. Opposite Pasadena Hospital, left on
Island, left at fork. 6991 S. Shore Dr. S. Pasa-
dena Isle. Rain or Shine.
SATURDAY 8-1P.M.2900 45TH ST.S.- Some-
thing for Everyone.
638 63RDWAY S.-(off 64th St. S. between 6th
& 7th Ave's S.) Saturday 8am.-12. Something
for Everyone!
SATURDAY 8-12 6800 21ST ST. S.- Kayak,
Girls Clothes/Uniforms, Plus Size Women's
Clothes, Odds & Ends.

HOME ORGANIZING
SERVICES
Do you need help with Organizing and Declut-
tering your home to create order out of disor-
der? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328.
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-First United Meth-
odist Church in Downtown St. Petersburg. Fri-
day 8/6 8a.m.-2p.m., Saturday 8/7 8a.m.-2p.m.
Last Hour of Sale, 1p.m.-2pm. Fill a Bag for a
Buck! 212 3rd St. N.

MUS MIL2pSA -5542w2ntD N.roS)at.
table w/4 Chairs, Light wood Table w/6 hairs,
Chippdael Rocker, Side by Side Refrigerator,
Washer/Dryer, New Carpet and Lots More!
6550 1/2 2ND AVE. S.- East Side Gara &
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Players, Juicers, Books, Paintin s, Sewing

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5001 20TH AVE S.-Sat. & Sun 7a.m.-1p.m.
Lots of misc.

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This Saturday OnI 5213 17th Ave. S. n alley)
8am.-? Antiques, wel Household,%ollect-
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DOWNSIZING -Friday & Sat. 8-3p.m. Indoors
and Outdoors. Lots of furniture assware,
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MOVING SALE- 5113 12th Ave. S. Frid &
Saturday 8am.-2pm. Furniture, Clothing, ard
Stuff, Camper, to Much to List. Very Nice
Stuff!
HUGE SALE!- 4929 9th Ave. S. Fri, & Sat.
9-2p.m. Rain or Shine. Gulfport Flea Market.
727-557-6349.

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(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
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15th AVE SO. 3br/2ba Newer block construction SEC 8 OK ONLY $925
27th ST. SO. 3br/2ba tile floors, CHA, WD hookups, Corner lot $845
18thAVE.SO.3br/1baRentlyupdatedNewTileFlrNearGulfport $725
SHORE DR.1br condo water view & pool.No petsNice Price $595
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modeled, $995/Mo. Also: 2/1 Home, St. Pete,
$650/Mo. Large Parking Area.727-418-4517.
LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$500/Mo. Full
House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking,
W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Refrig-
erator. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-
0916 or 727-916-1660.
2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile
Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard.
Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach.
$650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-328-1810.
QUIET STUDIO APT.-Attached to single fam-
ily home around corner from Gulfport Beach
and Beach Blvd., with shaded private patio,
good southern exposure, hardwood floors, off
street parking, caretaker on premises, cable
included. No smokers. $500/Mo. Please call
Ralph at 727-345-0390 or Julie at 773-339-
7901.
CLOSE TO GULFPORT 3BR/1.5BA-House.
Updated 1920's Bungalow on Large Lot.$850/
Mo. plus Deposit. Available Now! 727-542-
4543.
GULFPORT HOUSE-Very Clean 2BR/1BA.
Open Floor Plan, Central Air, Large Yard,
Screened Porch. $695/Mo. Available 8/15.
Credit/Background Check.You Pay all Utilities.
No Section 8. Call Sandy at 727-418-2242.
3BR DUPLEX-Fenced-inYard, Good Location.
$700/Mo.+ 1 Month Security. 2220 York St. So.
Also 2BR Available.321-1793 or 502-7530.


CHATEAU TOWER PASADENA-Lovely Wa-
terfront 1BR/1.5BA (unfurnished). Pool and
Fitness Center. Close to Shopping, Beach,
More! $750/mo; MARCOUX REALTY 727-
347-1535.
LOVELY 50'S RETRO HOUSE-3BR/1BA,
CHA, Tree-Shaded, Large Fenced Yard, Ga-
rage, 1 Dog OK, Near Schools/Stores, $800/
Mo.727-954-0258.
5290 27TH AVE. N.-2BR/1BA Masonry, Ga-
rage, Great Neighborhood. Washer/Dry Hook-
up. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613.
LARGE PRIVATE BEDROOM-Share Kitchen
and Bath. Close to Bus/Shopping. Background
Check Reguired. Pasadena/Gulfport Area.
Perfect for Stetson Student 727-434-0424.
3BR/2BA HOME-near Child's Park. New In-
terior Paint and Tile Floors. CHA, $850/Mo.
and$500/Deposit.453711thAve.S.727-424-
4428.
GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to
Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remod-
eled. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S.
727-729-0385 or 727-543-1789.
NORTH ST. PETE-Mobile Home. 2BR/1BA,
Large Living/Dining Room. Sm. Pets Ok.
W/S/G & Cable Paid. Patio/Carport area on
Lake. 727-657-6904.
STUDIO APARTMENT- Remodiled, Fenced-
in Yard. Quiet. Parking. W/D Includes Electric,
Water, Cable/WiFi $600/Mo. + Security. No
Pets.727-916-0916 or 727-916-1660


55 plus community
Ke nmom Hous e, 1 bed 1 bathfurn .............................................................................. $6 50.0 0 An nual
Ivanhoe House #308, 1 bed 1 bath water views, f urn, .................................................. Annual $800.00
Chatham House #410 1 bed 1 bath f urn, annual, no pets ............................................$600.00
Groton House #312 1 bed 1 bath water it, f urn, ........................................................... Annual $800
Embassy House Waterrront Furnished Winter Rentals
#202 2 bed 2 bath split plan, carport, 181 day rental ....................................................$1150 monthly
#304 2 bed 2 bath, carport, 181 day rental .............................. ..............................$1150 monthly
Ivanhoe House Waterlront Furnished Winter Rentals
#308 1 bed 1 bath,181 day rental ................................................................................$1000 monthly
Avalon House Waterfront Furnished Winter Rental
#206 1 bed 1 bath ........................................ . ..............................$850 monthly
Jamison House #310 2 bed 2, 181 day rental ............................. ..............................$850 monthly
Manchester #109 2 bed 2 bath, 181 day rental ...........................................................$950 monthly
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SEASONAL RENTAL-In Gulfport. 2BR/1BA,
Furnished. Electric, Water & Cable Included.
Nice/Quiet. $190/Wkly. plus Deposit. No Pets/
Smoking 727-321-5146
CLEAN AND NEAT-1BR Apt. on Lake Mag-
giore. Nice Quiet Neighborhood on Cul-de-
Sac. Car port, $500/Mo. or $650/Mo. Utilities
Included. No Dogs 727-637-4477.
GREAT DEAL!-$700/M9. includes water, elec-
tric & cable. Great Location near SPC. Remod-
eled 1Br/1Ba. C/H/A, W/D, No Pets. Karen,
727-776-5233.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200.
GREAT GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOOD
- 3BR/1BA Home, 5206 10th Ave. S. Large
Fenced Yard, Screened Sunroom, Wood
Flooring, W/D Hookup, CHA, $925/mo. &
Utilities. Available Immediately! Call Wanda,
727-482-5759.
GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT-With Private
Entrance & Bath. Walking distance to Beach &
Beautiful Art District. No Smokin /Pets. $500/
Mo. or $125/Wk. plus Deposit. Ca le Included.
727-644-6194.
COZY & CLEAN 3BR/1BA HOME-Ceramic
Tile, Updated Fixtures, Laundry. Fenced Front
& Back Yard. Pet Friendly. $850/Mo. Available
Now 727-657-1259.

ST. PETE BEACH
1BR/1BA, C/H/A, W/S/G. Near Beach, Shpps
Restau 3t5s F s &mS c i7ty.4 069AlptlIca-





Gerry Gregory
727-455-5264 gerr@tampabay.rr.com

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INc.

GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-1BR/1BA Triplex
Short walk to beach/restaurants. Includes Ca-
ble/Internet & water. Small pet OK. $600/mo.
$300. Security. Call 727-244-4595.
ADORABLE GULFPORT MARINA HOME-
3BR/1BA W/D, Detached Garage, Pool,
Fenced Back Yard, Pet Friendly, $975/Mo. Ma-
rie Drew, RE/MAX, 727-657-1259.
GULFPORT STUDIO-Cute Little Studio, Per-
fect for Single or Student. 1843 1/2 52nd St.
red3 a r u %hPe o sEhllectr Ot ,
Vaulted Cei ng, Ceramic Tile. Ca/ Sandy at
727-418-2242.
SO.PASADENA NEAR STETSON- 2BR/1BA
Apt. Newly Painted, Utility Room. Close to
Shopping/Beach. $750/Mo. Also Efficiency, St.
Pete Beach, $565/mo. Excellent Condition &
Location. 727-345-7036.
ST.PETERSBURG-1BR, Broadwater, Beauti-
fully Spacious Newly Renovated Condo, Large
Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Bath Tile
Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking, Lawn
Care & Much More. Must See! $735/Mo. 727-
343-7332.
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Distribution from
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54th Avenue South
& the Beaches

Gulfport
So. Pasadena
Azalea
Tyrone
Grand Central District
Kenwood Neighborhood
Northwest St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach
Tierra Verde
Treasure Island
Madeira Beach
Southeast St. Petersburg
Maximo
Pink Streets
Pinellas Point

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ST. PETE BEACH-1Br/1Ba, Steps to beach.
Newly Renovated. Large Private Yard with 2
Patios. Clean! Includes Cable & Water. $675/
Mo. 727-688-4721.
GULFPORT DUPLEX AVAILABLE-Now.
2BR/1BA $795/Mo. plus Security Garden Set-
ting. Very Clean, Ceiling Fans, CHA, Water &
Garbage Included. No Section 8. 727-424-
6085.


FURNISHED NEAR STETSON- Beautiful
Spacious 1Br Condo. 1st Floor Unit w/Patio.
$695/Mo. Annual includes Water/Cable Trash/
Maintenance. No Smokers/Pets. 716-693-
8612.

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BAY ISLAND
WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA, Tastefully Decorated and Full Fur-
nished Annual/Seasonal Rental. Call aren
Vogel, 727-542-9384 PRUDENTIAL TROPI-
CAL REALTY


FURNISHED BEDROOM-Share Kitchen &
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. Also have
storage available. 727-343-6350.
ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes
from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and
Criminal Background Checks Required. Con-
tact Home Share Program of Pinellas 727-
945-1528 www.homeshareprogram.org
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