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Title:
Gabber
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Gulfport gabber
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v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
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English
Publisher:
George W. Brann
Place of Publication:
Gulfport, Fla
Creation Date:
June 20, 2013
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United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in Nov. 1968.
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Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).

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Tails at Twilight


Gulfport Little
League in Peril
By Cathy Salustri
The news that Gulfport
Little League could merge
with Southwest Little
League came as a shock to
former Little League team
member and current Gulfport
city manager Jim O'Reilly
Tuesday night.
Earlier in the month,
Gulfport parent Jon Kile
called the Gabber, upset
his son couldn't play in
Gulfport Little League.
League volunteers, Kile said,
directed him to Southwest
Little League, the league
for St. Pete Beach, Treasure
Island, South Pasadena, and
the southwestern edge part of
Gulfport.
City Manager Jim O'Reilly
called the Little League, who
assured him they would look
into the boundary issues
and redraw the boundaries
to allow Gulfport children
to play in Gulfport Little
League.
When the Gabber called
Joe Liberatore, the District
Administrator responsible for
Pinellas Little League south
of Ulmerton (nine leagues
in total), to discuss the new
boundaries, Liberatore told
the Gabber something it did
not expect to hear: pending
approval from Southwest
Little League and Gulfport
Little League, the two leagues
could merge into a new one
by next year.
Gulfport Little League,
Liberatore said, has less
than 50 players registered,
and remapping the league to
include the rest of Gulfport
added between eight
See Little League, page 63


Mike and Judy Baggs attended the event with Biff and Angela Lagan.
In between the silent and live auctions as well as the music from Hot Tub
Club, attendees could sample off the dessert table or make more than a
meal from the hors d'oeuvres.
A few rainshowers couldn't stop the army of dogs, cats and, yes, even
skunks who claimed Gulfport's Beach Boulevard in the name of animal
rescue awareness this past Saturday. Get Rescued, a February Gulfport
tradition, welcomed rescues of all shapes and sizes. At the event's end,
the Gulfport Merchant Association splits the proceeds between all the
rescues.
See Photos, page 60

Gulfport Casino
Gets Historic Designation
________________ ........... _____ At long last,
the Gulfport
Casino will
ofhave its plaque,
in no small
part thanks to
residents John
and Marjorie
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The Florida
Department of State's National Register Review Board gave
its blessing to add the Gulfport Casino to the National Register
of Historic Places.
It started in 1906, when the city built its first Casino. That
lasted until the 1921 storm. After that, resident Nathan
McKinney built a new Casino. In 1928, the City of Gulfport
decided to preserve its waterfront for public use. Gulfport
reclaimed its Casino by condemning it, then agreeing to buy it
for $24,000 $76,000 less than Nathan White's grandparents
said their waterfront property was worth.
See Casino, page 17


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Vote on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arthur PENNY

For South Pasadena COMMISSIONER
"Voting for Arthur PENNY just makes good cents (sense)"

Dear Fellow Citizens,
Over the past several weeks, I have participated in numerous candidate debates. At the
debates, the two candidates opposing Max Elson and myself were asked the following
question: "What exactly have the current commissioners done that they need to be
replaced? Their answer: "NOTHING, we just think we can do better".
Our local businesses and residents are still recovering from the downturn in our economy
and we are just now beginning to see a very tiny light at the end of the tunnel. We do not
need "TAX INCREASES"as proposed by the two opposing candidates for ideas that they
think are better.
Our city needs continuity and stability on the commission to move forward and accomplish
the goals our residents have called for. "Experience, Knowledge, Honesty and Integrity"
these four words sum up what you will receive when you vote for me, Arthur Penny, on
Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Thank you,
Arthur Penny
My promise to you, I will...
Locate "Grants" to to beautify our city and construct lighted crosswalks and bike lanes
Promote local businesses and new business development
Keep taxes low while still providing :he services our citizens are accustomed to
Fight against Federal Flood and State legislative changes that adversely affect our Citizens
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1111 1i since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
www.theGabber.com
Office Hours
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Advertising Sales
Genie Sharpless-Short
Genie@theGabber.com
Customer Service
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Reporter / Photograher
Cathy Salustri
CathySalustri@theGabber.com
Columnist
Bill Northrop
B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Production
Anne Rush, Zachary Milasus
Distribution
Chris Campas

Serving
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Pinellas Point

Deadlines
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2013


Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 22 from
7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29th Avenue S.
Cost for a 10xlO space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster Denis Frain
at 727-893-1071.

The Great American
Cleanup in Gulfport
Are you, your family, group of friends
or organization looking for a great
event to volunteer while enjoying the
great outdoors?
The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the annual Great American Cleanup
on Saturday, March 15th from
9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature
Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east


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to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. It is only
a few hours of a helping hand in your
community towards keeping the
waterways beautiful. You can support
either by land or by water and launch
your own kayaks or canoes into Clam
Bayou.
Please sign in at the volunteer
tent the day of the event to get
your supplies. The City of Gulfport
staff will be on hand with supplies
for all dedicated volunteers. For
more information, call Gail at 727-
893-1118.

Investing in the
Stock Market
On Wednesday, March 5th at 2 p.m.
Financial Advisor Joseph Raissi from
Raymond James Financial Services,
Inc. will be offering an informative
presentation about the Stock Market
at the Gulfport Senior Center.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.








Paul Ray for Gulfport City Council
6 49th St. So. Corridor
S*Continue pursuing my initial goal of addressing the 49th St. South
I ^ corridor through partnering with St. Petersburg. Gulfport business
.. owners, residents, and organizations such as S049th 49th St. South.
e Opening dialog on ultrafast fiber optic broadband initially for commer-
cial areas with the goal of city wide coverage.
Working with existing businesses and organizations to draw not just
more customers but also new high tech business ventures utilizing
implementation of broadband.
Through redevelopment, cut crime, enhance the curb appeal, and
..... continue to generate revenue for the city by increased business and
S. ~ boosting surrounding residential property values.
S* Follow up on the results from the engineering consultant's assess-
ment of 49th St. Corridor areas as paid for by funding from the
Brownsfield grant.
3f- Sewer and Storm Water Infrastructure
I am very proud to see the effective collaboration of the city manager and the city council on the initiating of sewer
systems resolution.
As a Council member we will be working closely with our city manager and Public Works department to keep the public
informed on the progress.
qv& Gulfport Casino
We should all welcome aboard and thank Jon Ziegler for his work managing the Casino. It is very encouraging watching
the number of events being booked and handled under his management.
Support the Casino's push to being accepted on the National Register.
qA Clam Bayou
Continue addressing a comprehensive solution to the problems of Clam Bayou resulting in its full restoration to another
open space which we can pass on to the future generations.
q&' Critical Services
Working with people and organizations in Gulfport to make sure the Multipurpose Senior Center's food pantry is filled
ensuring no senior in our city goes without.
Keeping all city services fully funded guaranteeing safety and comfort for all our citizens.
Continue to foster our close relationship with the County's School System.
f Green Spaces, Parks, and Environment.
Review the financial savings of implementing greener approaches to our parks an easements, adapting native landscap-
ing to minimize the use of chemicals and overall maintenance.
Continue to support our Little League and other venues not just for our children, but also the seniors.
Make sure all parks are safe, maintained, and available for all, such as the bocce ball courts near the playground.

Meet and Greet at Pia's Trattoria, 3054 Beach Blvd. S., Saturday March 1st at 1pm. Please come by
and meet Paul Ray, enjoy the food, ask questions and hear his commitment to the future of Gulfport.

Political advertisement paid and approved by Paul Ray for Gulfport City Council. Ward III.

Gabber February 27- March 5, 2014






Save Our Strays
Flicks of longer white hairs highlight this gorgeous kitten's
shiny black fur coat. Only two and a half months old, Flicka
l and her siblings are ready to share lots of love and fun
times with forever families. When Flicka is not playing,
she finds her foster mom's lap is a favorite spot. To meet
Flicka and her sister and brother in their foster home, call
a volunteer at 727 545-1116. Additional cats may be seen
on SOS' website www.saveourstraysinc.com.


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Toddler Storytime
Come join them at Gulfport Library
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They
read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles
and meet other caregivers in the
community! For more information
contact Cailey at 893-1074 or
cklasson@mygulfport.us.

Literary Afternoon at
the Blueberry Patch
Ninth in an occasional series, the
feature of the day will be part two
of the poets, novelists, short story
writers and journalists of the 1920's
Algonquin Round Table. They
invite everyone to come out to enjoy
readings and biographical history
of this unique group of writers that
influenced the literary scene of their
time and still influence ours today.
Join them on Sunday, March 2nd
at 3 p.m. Suggested donation to the
Blueberry patch is $5. The Blueberry
Patch is located at 4923 20th Avenue
S. in Gulfport. RSVP's and inquires
welcome at Inktank7777@ yahoo.
corn or 727-345- 6427.


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Meet the Artist at
City of Imagination
Greer Jennison is a gifted portrait
artist who has recently relocated to
Gulfport. The City of Imagination
is proud to present her work in an
exhibition entitled "Portraits". The
reception will be held on Friday,
March 7th from 6-9 p.m. at the City
of Imagination, 2726 54th Street S.,
with wine, desserts and music. Come
meet the artist and her work! Contact
Ciara at 727-321-1786.

Isle of Palms to
Host Yard Sale
The Isle of Palms Civic Association
(Treasure Island) is sponsoring their
huge island-wide Yard & Garage
Sale, Saturday, March 1st., from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Having missed
last year due to bridge construction,
residents have even more items than
ever. Maps will be available as you
enter from 112th Avenue (Waffle
House), and a food court will be at
the corner of 7th Street and 115th
Avenue, featuring bratwurst, hot


dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork,
along with cold beverages, coffee and
doughnuts. You will findjust the item
you need at this terrific event.

Last Night for
Carnival at German-
American Society
Saturday night, March 1st is your
final opportunity this Carnival
Season to join in the merry making
at the German-American Society
located at 8098 66th Street N. in
Pinellas Park. Doors open at 6 p.m.,
and the music provided by Sepp &
Heinz for your listening and dancing
pleasure begins at 7:30 p.m. The
kitchen is open for hot meals until
8 p.m. and their full service bar is


open until 11:30p.m. The dresscodeis
Florida semi-formal (no shorts, other
than Lederhosen). The entrance fee
is $8.00. For additional information
contact Bob at 727 238 8201.

MOWC to Meet
Military Officers Wives Club will
meet for luncheon on March 11 at
Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf
Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. Social
hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15
p.m. The program will a Fashion
Show by Christopher & Banks. All
former, retired or active duty military
spouses, their widows and former,
retired or active duty female officers
are invited to attend. Call 397-4146
or 399-1272 for reservations.


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FREE Lunch & Informational Seminar
on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation.
We'll discuss:
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GIANT SALE!


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Come out to
Island Festival
On Saturday, March 1, the Friends of
the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum,
115 10th Ave., Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete
Beach will kick off "Island Festival",
an annual event celebrating
culture of the South Pinellas Gulf
Beach Communities. Starting at
9 a.m. Susan Boyer Haley and
husband Bill will be entertaining
with original music played on banjo,
dulcimer and guitar along with
Susan's stories. St. Pete Beach Fire
Fighters will be grilling hot dogs,
burgers and more. The Florida


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Suncoast MG Car Club will have
their vintage cars all shined up for
display. Organized in 1980, the club
is the most active British car club in
the Tampa Bay area.
At 10 a.m. The Keystones will be
on stage with old time gospel followed
at 11 a.m. by Kevin and Dave, The
Dynamic Duo playing music from
Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan, Mac
Davis, Keith Urban and many more
and will play requests. The New
Horizon Band from Eckerd College
will perform for their third year on
stage from 1-2 p.m. The band is a
national program at Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute at Eckerd College



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Consignment Boutique
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Shipping & Mailing Supplies
Notary Services
Hours: Sun-Thurs 9-5 / Fri & Sal 9-9
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that encourages people in the
community to pick up an instrument
and learn to play in a group.
Over 30vendorswillbe set up in Pass-
a-Grille Park in front of the Museum
displaying jewelry, collectables,
hobbies, art and photography work.
The GBHM Friends will have a
special "Treasure Booth" white
elephant sale, costumed guides will
be handing out historic notes, the
Museum along with its gift shop will
be open. Take your child's photo with
Mr. Friendly and get a special badge.
Visit with our "own" Silas Dent, the
famous Cabbage Key recluse and
Joan Haley, the museum's original
matriarch. Special historical gift
baskets will be auctioned at 12 noon
sharp. The baskets are filled with
history books, hotel certificates, food
coupons, wine and all sorts of good
things for you to relax, read a book
and enjoy!
The Festival is open to the public
and there is no admission fee. The
property is handicap accessible.
Call 727-552-1610 or www.
gulfbeachesmuseum.com.

Seniors' Chat Room
Join others as they 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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Beginning Readers &
Writers Workshop
Trace Taylor and the Gulfport Public
Library will be presenting a fee-
free two hour workshop for parents
and their toddlers, pre-Ks, and
Kindergartners on developing their
beginners' reading and writing skills.
This workshop will be on March 1st,
from 11 a.m. to 1p.m.
To reserve your seat, call the
Library, 727-893-1073 or register at
the Reference Desk. Contact Trace
Taylor at 813-486-5437 or email
Tracetaylorpublishing@g mail.com.

Gulfport Getaways
- John's Pass
No need to be a GEMS member
to enjoy the new Monthly Gulfport
Getaways.
Take a trip with your Senior Center
friends to John's Pass Historic
Fishing Village & Boardwalk on
Tuesday, March llth. John's Pass
is well known for the unique retail
shops, a variety of restaurants, local
fishing fleet, and dolphin watching.
Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for
more information and to reserve your
seat by March 5th. GEMS Members
$6/Non-GEMS Members $8. Price
includes roundtrip transportation
and parking.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.



FISH FRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST
5:00 7:00 PM
Sponsored by
Gulfport United Methodist Men
Church Fellowship Hall
2728 53rd Street South
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Fried Fish, Tartar Sauce, Cole Slaw,
Baked Beans, Hushpuppies, Grits,
Tea, Coffee, Dessert
ALL YOU CARE TO EAT!
DONATIONS
$8.95
$8 "per person
Take out available
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Letters

Speak for yourself
Dear Editor: On an ad for Yolanda
Roman, Jean Proach of Town Shores
made it seem as though all Town
Shores residents are voting for
Yolanda. That is not the case. Mrs.
Proach is speaking for herself and
not all the residents.
Capt. Tom D'Angelo

Excuse us
Dear Editor: I feel compelled to
apologize to my friends and neighbors
for the unnatural site of having my RV
parked directly across my front lawn.
I see many people walking or riding
by commenting, "how is it this wacko
is getting away with this." Well, dear
people of Gulfport, apparently some
of us were not quite paying as much
attention (me most) to the ordinances
being discussed at our town meetings
and upon passage. We are all aware
that we are not permitted to park any
recreational vehicles on city property.
Hence, I come to find out after the
fact, that 25 ft. of the frontage from
curb 'is city property' and there was
never any discussion on this possible
issue for an exemption.
Lou & Elaine Amandola

Boomerangs unfair
Dear Editor: A 64 year old man
wanted to play senior softball with the
Gulfport Boomerangs. He was denied
that chance by a high ranking officer
of the Boomerangs. That decision was
based on a comment made by a couple
players from the Boomerangs. 99% of
all the players there are outstanding
people on and off the field. One or two
players went to a high ranking officer
and complained about this man even
though this player had done nothing
wrong to anyone. The player denied
is a mediocre player at best and he
is not going to hurt anyone there. He
makes many comments during the
game but not to anyone in particular.
He even brought a hockey stick to
batting practice. Most of us thought
that was funny.
I was at Hoyt Field 2 days before
this man arrived. I know that one of
the Gulfport players was talking to a
high ranking official about the denied
man. I heard the high ranking officer
say "I am not going to let him in".


This was an unfair decision. The man
denied deserves a chance to play. As
for me, I'll probably never play at
Hoyt Field again. I hate unfairness
and that is why this man was denied.
I saw the hurt in the denied man's
eyes the next time I saw him. He
didn't deserve this and he should be
allowed to play.
Wayne Hill
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Beach legal fees
Dear Editor: As a concerned
resident of St. Pete Beach, I emailed
the attached message on Feb. 18,
2014, to some of the residents of this
community. I would like people to
know that the over two million dollars
in legal fees that we have spent in
attorneys have not been entirely
spent on the Land Development
Plan; that there are over 20 other
residents that have sued the city for
other reasons.
Please print the attached message
for new residents and other people
that are not aware of this fact.
Thank you for the great service
you provide with your weekly
publication to all the residents in all
the surrounding areas.
Maria Urban

There is a perception circulating
in St. Pete Beach about the over 2
million dollars the city has incurred
in legal fees is because of the suit
brought by the former CRG (Citizens
for Responsible Growth). That
accusation is totally wrong. It is
false and misleading.
1. The former CRG NEVER HAD a
majority in the city council... SOLV
(Developers, hotels and special
interests) have had control of the city
council since the Land Development
plan was presented about 12 years
ago.
2. In the past, SPB had ONE part
time lawyer with a salary of about
$95.00 per YEAR. Now we have a
firm of 4-5 lawyers representing
this small island. If you take a look
at their legal fees, their average
bill is $20,000 to 40,000 a MONTH.
I presented a petition to this city
with over 115 signatures asking for
an audit of this legal firm's billings.
The city ignored the petition. (I
could have gotten more signatures,


but many residents were afraid of
retaliation by our city government).
3. Right now there is a list circulating
that contains of names of more than
20 residents that have sued the city,
not because of the LDP but rather
because the city either violated
their own codes due to retaliation,
or incompetence. In addition, the
majority of the residents in St. Pete
Beach do not want to triple building
heights from 50 feet to 146 feet,
allowed 3,300 new condos and hotel
rooms ... thereby tripling the density
of this small community.
4. The City's attorneys refuse
to negotiate with the lawyer
representing the former CRG group
because it is to their best interest
to keep billing the city at the
taxpayers' expense. So there you
have it. Spending over two million
dollars in legal fees and nothing to
show for it.
Please talk to your neighbors and
vote to install new council members.
We need people that care about
the City of St Pete Beach and its
residents, not developers that build
to the maximum and move on.




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First Friday Flea Market
Come visit the Gulfport Senior
Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. on
Friday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. to find that perfect item. They
have jewelry, art, household items,
small furniture, knick-knacks and
more all at bargain prices. You never
know what treasure you might find!
For more information or to learn
how you can donate call Rachel at
727-893-1231.

Free Teen Night
Program Registration
Gulfport Recreation Center Teen
Night's Program theme for February
is free, free, free. In February there
will be many free things. First off
there will be no registration fees for
any new teen who registers. Parents
must register at the front office.
Registrations can be done Monday-
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Secondly, every Wednesday they will
have free snacks and punch to drink.
Lastly,they are offering a free field
trip for the first 15 teens who show
up by 6:20 p.m. on Friday the 28th.
They must have 10 teens to go on
this trip. At Ten Pins Lanes they will
bowl two games for free. Please bring
extra money for concessions if you
like. Teen Night is every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday evening

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Relay for Life
Kick-off Party
The Gulf Beaches Relay for Life
Team will be holding a Kick-off Party
for their American Cancer Society
Relay for Life event in May. The
party is an opportunity for potential
and existing Relay Teams to join
forces and kick off the upcoming May
3-4th Relay for Life event.
The party will be held at the Bilmar
Resort at 10650 Gulf Boulevard
on Treasure Island at 6 p.m. on


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club for children in grades K-5th.
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scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past
year, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical
school.
Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South
Pasadena and at www.ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For more information, call the
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It's birthday party time and the
women of First United Methodist
Church-Gulfport (located on the
corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St.)
want you, and your friends, to join
them for this tasty and fun luncheon
event at noon on March llth. Cost
is just $5.
On this day they will celebrate all
of the birthdays, together, at their
Annual Birthday Party luncheon.
They must know how many are
attending, so gather some friends,
then call the church office at
321-3620 (M-F, 9-noon) to make
your reservations. Let them know
before March 7th. Come, celebrate
your birthday with them.

Teen Afternoons
at the Library
Hey Teens! Come hang out with
Sherri and Cailey Wednesday
afternoons at the Gulfport Library
from 3-4:30. They play Xbox, watch
movies, help with homework, listen
to music, and just hang out and have
fun.
For more information contact
Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us
or 727-893-1074.




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On the Issues: Marina Area / Downtown
Clam Bayou: Support the current City Council's
decision that calls for an independent review
summarizing all scientific studies, historical data,
engineering analysis and other environmental
findings The report will enable the development of
an action plan for Clam Bayou.
Marina: Ensure optimal funding and support of the
Capital Improvement Plan that will keep the Marina
operational and revenue-generating, while providing
visiting boaters with premier marina services and
amenities-
Mooring Field: Keep abreast of the development and
impact of the 25 moorings along Gulfport's
waterfront. The permanent structures will be
environmentally-friendly, will provide parking for
boats up to 60 feet in length, and make available a
pump-out vessel to keep our waters clean.
Parking: Seek to find solutions that address and
minimize downtown parking issues during peak times
or special events. Seek innovative ideas from
residents, businesses and the city.
Flooding: Join with other coastal municipalities in
urging our Congressional leadership to address the
negative implications (insurance rate hikes) of the
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
Downtown Businesses: Downtown Gulfport is
vibrant, inviting and offers residents and visitors
many amenities made possible by small business
owners. On issues and/or opportunities important to
these businesses, seek input from organizations such
as the Gulfport Merchants Association and the
Chamber of Commerce.

MEET-THE-CANDIDATE EVENTS:
PIA'S TRATTORIA, 3054 BEACH BLVD, GULFPORT
SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND 9-10:30 AM
(Cf"ee and conversation with Yolanda
ISLAND FLAVORS AND TINGS, 1411 49T St S, GULFPORT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5T", 6-7:30 PM
Caribbean hors doeuvres and more provided by Island Flavors


Endorsements and Quotes
Yvonne Johnson, Council Member Ward 4,
1972-1985; May or, 1985-1987 "I met with Yolanda
andm was iinpmr..: I with her interest and knowledge of
Gulfport. I feel she will make a dedicated Council
member"
Mary Stull, Former City Council Member, Ward 4 -
"Yolanda is hon.w.ith concerned with tie community and
committed to inti.Ai't, it even more ihranii. She is good
for Gulfort. "
Mike Yakes, Mayor Emerilus, former Mayor
1991-2013 "I support hdundLa I like the way she
presents herself, the way she speaks about our city, and I
am confident that she 11 ,tl! rtllrw iuirtiigh with her
commitment to Gulflort. Yolanda has my vote,"

Lynnec Brown, Council Member Ward 3, 1998-2002;
Vice Maior, 2001-2002 "I believe Yolanda will be an
extremely effective representative for our Ward and for
our Cii\ I look fin ordi to ,oAin:4 with her on many
civic projects. "
Barbara Banno, Former City Council Member, "% ard
2, Owner Stella's Deli "Yolanda and I share the same
love for Gidfilwti Her Passion and skills throughout her
career illt compliment her role as City Council Member
I believe she ill have a positive impact on the business
',,mmunoil3- because she is dedicated to i, ofrAing with us
to be % t/L.'3'%il "
"The Stonewall Democrats of Pineilas County are
pleased to announce our endorsement of Yolanda Roman
for Gdftfprlt C'y" Council. Ward ll, Susan McGrath.
President, Stone"all Dcmocrals of Pinellas County -
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Gulfport City Wide Sale Saturday, March 8, 2014
It is that time again Gulfport!! The City Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, March 8,
2014. Do not miss this awesome opportunity to have your Gulfport address on
the brochure for this year's sale. The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting
addresses to be added to this year's City Wide Yard Sale brochure. Deadline
to sign up is Friday, February 28th.
For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: You can fill
out a form at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or the Gulfport Public Library, 5501
28th Ave. S., or easily visit http://mygulfport.us/city-wide-yard-sale/. You can
also email gbiron@mygulfport.us with your Gulfport address.
If you do not have a place to have your yard sale, reserve a table at the
Historical Society! Tables are limited so call today to reserve. For more
information call Captain Tom at 266-9677.
So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you haven't
used for a year or more! Most likely, someone's looking for what you don't want
anymore. Get on the brochure today! For more information, please call Gail
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March 18 Gulfport
Council Meeting
Canceled
Due to changes in election law, the
county cannot certify the county-wide
and state election results until 12
days after the election. That means
the Supervisor of Elections will not
certify the city's election results
in time to swear in a new council
member by the March 18 council
meeting. Since there will only be four
council people, council opted to cancel
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Gulfport went bankrupt. Whether
or not the city paid the White and
McKinney families is still debated,
according to
historian Lynne Brown. It did,
however, tear down the Casino.
"It was just wood on very loose
tilings. It was quickly built after the
storm," Brown added.
In 1935 the city built its thus-far
final Casino. At the grand opening,
officials played the "it wasn't my
turn to hold it" game with the plaque
for Casino #3.
"To this day, it's never turned up,"
Brown said.
By the end of May, the Casino
should have its designation from the
Department of the Interior.
City Manager Jim O'Reilly credits,
in no small part, the Milford family
"None of this would have been
possible without the efforts of John
and Marjorie Milford, who worked
hand in hand with the state to
shepherd the Casino through the
process," he said.
The term "casino" includes
gambling establishments, but the
larger definition of the word, Italian
in its origins, refers to "a building
or large room used for meetings,
entertainment, dancing," according
to the Random House dictionary.
Across the state in Lake Worth,
another Casino retains its 1920s
architecture. Brown said the
Gulfport Casino building's historical
significance makes it worth landmark
status.


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"It doesn't have to be architectural,"
she explained. "One of the criteria
for that designation is its role in the
community. For heaven's sake, no
building has ever played a greater role
in our community than the casino. It
was the center of everything."
"Next year is its 80th birthday," she
added.
Perhaps by then the Casino will
have its long-awaited plaque.

Beginners
Spanish Class
Classes for Spanish 'Beginner I'
start Monday, March 17th for eight
weeks, except holidays.
You know you've wanted to speak
Spanish, now is the time to do it!


Commit for eight Mondays and you
will be able to understand, speak
and read basic Spanish. All the
tools are provided for you to have a
good foundation to encourage you to
continue studying and practicing the
language you'll learn to love. Please
join them for the Spanish beginner
classes every Monday from 4:15-
5:15 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreational
Center. The series runs for eight
weeks so put this on your calendar.
All materials are provided in the
cost of $80 per person, for the entire
session. Want to know more about
the class? Sign up by calling 727-
482-2125 after 3 p.m. Fees need to be
paid by March 15th at the Recreation
Center.


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are traveling down to experience
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only to members and has no room
for guests on the bus. Members have
needed information which was hand-
ed out at our February meeting. Any
questions may be checked by calling
your team leader. Looking forward
to a day enjoying nature outdoors!

The Empowerment
of Healing
Join Barbara Newborn at the
Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th
Avenue S. on Monday, March
3rd at 2:30 p.m. for an amazing
presentation on The Empowerment
of Healing. Barbara will discuss
methods and new insights into the
amazing power of healing and what
disability and illness can teach us
about ourselves.
Barbara Newborn is the author
of, "Return to Ithaca: A woman's
triumph over the disabilities of a
severe stroke". She also has two
master's degrees in Rehabilitation,
teaches Yoga Therapy in Gulfport
and volunteers for the Gulfport
Senior Center.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
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Darrell Turley, Gulfport: "I feel Scott Linde, Gulfport: "I'm going
like we really shouldn't have to pay to step on some toes that I shouldn't.
for that." It's my understanding that there will
.'" be profits made by the operators of
the new system and as such I don't
feel the city should operate with
funding."


Jim Peternell, Gulfport: "No. They
should charge for the shuttle, at least
two dollars. What's the problem with
a two dollar ride? Five dollars? That's
nothing compared to a DUI. I don't
think the people should be taxed for
it because not everybody's going to
use it."


Sarah Owens, Gulfport: I think
it's a wonderful idea as long as the
various teams work together; it really
will cut down on the problem. As a
merchant here, parking is a problem.
It will open up parking spots and I
believe people will be able to enjoy
restaurants/bars without worrying
about the safety of getting home. I
think Gulfport, if the resources are
there, should contribute."


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HEY KIDS!

Gulfport Little League
OPENING DAY!
Saturday, March 8th starting at 10am
At Tomlinson Park, Gulfport Little League Field
Lum Atldkinson Ball Fields, 5460 Tangerine Ave S
Come enjoy the day with a parade, concessions, and full day of ball games!


All kids 4-18 years of age register
online at GulfportLittleLeague.net
or at the field Wednesdays 6-8pm,
and every 3rd Saturday 8-10am.


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For more information call Bruce, 727-327-7383
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Purim Party at
Congregation
Beth Sholom
Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulfport located at 1844 54th Street
S. in Gulfport, will be holding its
annual reading of the Magilla and
costume party on Saturday, March
15 at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are asked
to wear a costume if they desire.
There will be a good time had by all






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and, of course, plenty of booing and
hissing at Haman's name along with
twirling and noise making groggers.
A social gathering will be held
afterwards with refreshments and
Hamabtashen.

John Speaks: Stories
from the Gospel of John
Gulfport Presbyterian Church
is hosting a Biblical Storytelling
event on Sunday, March 2nd at
3 p.m. The Rev. Micki Robinson,
a Biblical Storyteller for over 25
years, will present passages from the
Gospel According to John. The oral
presentation of familiar passages and
stories invites listeners to encounter
the written traditions in a new way.
Rev. Robinson will include familiar
stories; the Prologue, the Wedding
at Cana, the Feeding of the Five
Thousand.
This event is open to the public. A
freewill offering will be received to be
divided between the church's fix-it
fund and overseas mission.


Metaphysical Community Church
Founded 1960
We are a welcoming, diverse Spiritual community.
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Miracles bookstore hours
Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 10:30-1
1950 2nd Ave No St. Petersburg
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We are a Conservative Shul dedicated
to the practice of all that is true, ethical
and beautiful in traditional Judaism.
BethSholomGulfport.org
or call 727-321-3380
1844 54th Street South
S Shabbat Services Saturdays at 9:15
with Kiddush to follow.


Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
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St. Petersburg
Purim Celebration
Come celebrate the joyous occasion
of Purim on Friday, March 14 at 7
p.m. at Beth-El Shalom Messianic
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dramatized, enjoy the taste of a
hamantashin, and learn how to use
a grogger. Also find out how the
account of Esther applies to our
lives today. Free admission, all are
welcome, bring some friends. Dress
up as someone from the Bible receive
a gift. Call 345-7777 or visit www.
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Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Feast
St. Alban's Episcopal Church will
once again hold its annual Shrove
Tuesday Pancake Feast on Tuesday,
March 4, from 7-11 a.m. in the
Parish Hall. The breakfast consists
of pancakes, sausage, orange juice,
coffee or tea. The pancakes are all you
can eat! Tickets are just a donation
of $5. Police, Fire, EMS, Postal and
Military eat free!
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they are made out of the main foods
available: sugar, fat, flour and eggs,
whose consumption was traditionally
restricted during the ritual fasting
associated with the 40 days of Lent
leading up to Holy Week and Easter
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Ash Wednesday services will be held
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three pictures from workshops
may be entered and the cost is $2
per entry. The reception for the
show will be on Saturday, March
8th at 1 p.m. in Treasure Island
City Hall Auditorium, 108th
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The Catherine Hickman Theater
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multi-media extravaganza show for
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March 23rd at 2 p.m.! Tony Sands
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The Gulfport Historical Society
will be renting tables on Saturday,
March 8th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in conjunction with the City-Wide
Yard Sale. Tables are available
for $10 and are limited. Call Tom
D'Angelo at 266-9677 to reserve.
Pancakes at PAG
Community Church
The Men's Ministry of PAGBCC will
host its annual pre-Lenten Pancake
Breakfast on Saturday, March 1 from
8-10:30 a.m. The popular "all you
can eat" menu consists of pancakes,
sausage, orange juice and coffee or
tea. Tickets are $5 per person and
can be purchased at the door or prior
to the breakfast. All are welcome.
The centuries old tradition of eating
pancakes and like meals has its roots
in the need to eliminate perishables
such as eggs and milk from the
family pantry prior to the beginning
of Lent.
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By Cathy Salustri
City of Gulfport
Q: "Why is the Skate Park closed and no alternatives for these kids ?
These kids are now riding all over the city especially on Shore and Beach.
People are sitting at Neptune's and complaining. The park and others
have been closed months. I spoke with a City parks employee. It has been
closed for three months. It was closed over Christmas vacation and.., it will
be closed over spring break. The park at the pointe has been closed over a
year." Denise Wimmer Lowe, via Facebook
A: In an e-mail from City Manager Jim O'Reilly, he tells the Gabber,
"the skate park is open. City staff has reset the equipment and removed a
vandalized piece. It had been closed for a short period for these maintenance
issues." When pressed, he defined "a short period of time" as "approximately
one month."
The playground behind the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Center is closed
until it can be replaced, which O'Reilly says should happen before the end
of the current school year. He points out that while that playground is
closed, the new one immediately east of the recreation center is open.
As for any additional closures of the skate park? While the police will
occasionally close the park on a case-by-case basis (for inappropriate use
or other problems, one officer told the Gabber), the city has no plans for an
extended closure.
"I have no plans to close the skate park over spring break," he says.
"Thanks for the opportunity to correct any misconceptions."

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ottoIoroscope Guide


Saturn, the planet of lessons, begins
a four-month backward cycle to
reinforce what we've learned so far
this year. Jupiter and Mars are also
retrograde at this time, and so there
is much to process and review before
forward motion can take place. Mars
in the sign of partnerships throws
focus on relationships and their
evolution. Like the Talking Heads
song, "You may ask yourself, how did
I get here?"
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're
even more sensitive to life's changes
now, especially the ones that don't
seem to follow a pattern. That's why
it's important to establish your own
patterns wherever possible. It will
reduce the opportunity for confusion.
Ordered action will produce a calm,
comfortable state of mind.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's
not your fault how you feel. You can
sometimes choose to feel differently,
but often there's something to work
through first. Don't berate yourself
for your current level of emotional
fitness, whatever it may be. Lifting
heavy feelings (but not too heavy)
is like lifting weights. It builds your
emotional muscle tone.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You'll realize things in the moment
that most people only realize in
retrospect. In this way, you are the
very definition of wisdom this week.
And the wisest thing you'll do is to use
this gift mostly for yourself, as people
rarely follow advice and almost never
follow it when it's unsolicited.
GEMINI (I.ny 21-June 21). If you
were building a house, you could
see at any point in the process what
you had done and what still needed
doing. But the thing you're building
is different. It's hard to tell where
you are. Maybe it still doesn't look
like much, though you might be
surprised at how quickly everything
comes together on Thursday and
Friday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As a
water sign, you know better than to try
to walk on its surface -- you'll surely
sink. Yet, when you try to sink, you
often float to the surface. This week is
about working with the environment


you're in. You're uniquely qualified
to navigate the elements. Things go
more smoothly when you accept their
natural qualities.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some
locations boast mostly sunny skies,
but there's not a spot on Earth that's
sunny absolutely all of the time.
You'll be among excellent actors who
are even better at making their lives
look good in pictures. Just know that
a human being's inner world is just
as subject to weather patterns as the
outside world.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your
life has a way of jumping to new
magnitudes lately. You don't have a
lot of time to waste wondering what
is the best thing to do next. Consider
the work necessary to keep up with
it all, and design a systematic way
to handle it. Inside the confines of a
routine, you will relax and become
efficient and successful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Because
of the high level of personal
responsibility you assume, you take
the blame for what goes awry in
relationships, even when it's not your
fault. This week, pause first. See
whether others will take ownership
of their part of the problem. By
assuming too much responsibility,
you rob others of the chance to step
up.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Imagine a future in which you are
extremely happy. What is going on
to make you that way? You've spent
a lot of time thinking about how you
would like a situation to go for the
others involved and given almost
no thought as to what you want out
of it. This week, focus on you for a
change.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). The world says, "Want this."
But when you really listen to your
needs, wants and desires, you may be
surprised that you just don't want the
same "this." It's not time to conform.
The less effort you make to be like
other people the better off you'll be.
Put your energy into learning who
you are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Your natural competitiveness isn't


always a plus, but this week wanting
what someone else has will bring
out a fire in you to improve. You're
not so far from being who you need
to be to have what you want. Just be
sure to keep things in perspective.
Also, it's always best to find win-win
solutions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It
will work well for you to let others
drive the relationship. You're careful
to assess relationships at the level
you think the other person would,
not assuming to be more intimate
than you actually are. You'll do a fine
job in this respect, making others
feel both comfortable and inspired to
make the next move.
This Week's Birthdays: Your
status is on the rise. The sun
empowers your mission, and as
ambitious as it is, you'll need the
extra fuel. By the start of April, you'll
see a breakthrough, and a major
victory in May is a game changer.
June is about giving back -- you can't
be too conscientious. Your love life
improves when you devote more time
to pleasure and leisure. Singles meet
fun dates while pursuing hobbies and
intellectual interests. Your personal
life will get a makeover in July.


Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion #6
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Harold & Donna alternating weeks
with Len & Arlene
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by
Mark Blackwood
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke Mike Furman
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Dancing & Karaoke with Dave
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1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Entertainment Dorothy & Jim
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Ray & Ann, Entertainment
Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m.
Woody & his acordion, Music for
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Keep Gulfport
Little League!
Submitted by Sharon Butler
On Saturday, March 8th Gulfport
Little League (GPLL) will host their
Opening Day Ceremonies. This will
be the final Opening Day Ceremonies
under the name "Gulfport Little
League". For years, GPLL has been
trying to have their boundaries
realigned to include Pasadena Yacht
& Country Club and the surrounding
areas. However, this year, a family
living within three minutes from
the field, called the city to complain
that they were being forced to play
at Southwest Little League, even
though they live in Gulfport. The
city in-turn called District 5 for a
resolution and were advised it would
be taken care of. Monday evening,
February 17th, 2014, a board
consisting of seven people and two
absentee members, decided the fate
of Gulfport Little League for years to
come. The district's resolution is to
force these two leagues to combine.
The GPLL board, knowing that there
was no choice, voted to combine with
Southwest Little League with the
exception that "Gulfport" would
remain in the name.
District 5 is doing this due to the
number of children playing at each
league. They are not looking at the
whole picture. Fortunately, this
year, Little League has relaxed the
"boundary" requirements allowing
children attending schools within a
League's boundaries, to play for that
league. This does not clear up the
fact that there are an ample amount
of children within close proximity to
GPLL, that are unable to play for
GPLL.
Gulfport Little League has been
a part of Gulfport history for over
60 years. GPLL was chartered
in 1954 and is the second oldest
Chartered Little League in Pinellas
County. Over the past decade GPLL
boundaries have not increased as
other leagues throughout the area
have closed and those boundaries
have been reassigned to other
leagues. GPLL boundaries have
stayed almost the same since about
2005. With the exception of Seminole
and Pinellas Park, Gulfport is the
only other city to have its name
incorporated in their charter. All

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the other leagues chartered are
"areas" of the cities they are within.
Although Gulfport is a much smaller
area than Seminole or Pinellas Park,
whose fields are maintained by their
cities, GPLL fields are known as one
of the nicest fields in the district. The
overwhelming community support of
Gulfport has sustained Little League
here for over 60 years and with the
tight knit community we have, we
can continue for another 60 years! I
am hoping the readers of this article
will feel as passionate as I do about
keeping Gulfport League Little as
such, but, I think it's a shame to force
a league out of their charter with as


much history as Gulfport has. If you
feel as I do, don't let this come to
pass. Contact your city of Gulfport
Council members as well as District
5 Little League and let your voice be
heard!

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with
the responsibilities and challenges
of being a caregiver? You are not
alone! On-going support for you is
essential.
The Gulfport Senior Center,
5501 27th Avenue S., offers a
Support Group for Caregivers every
Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m.


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Center member. Membership is easy
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of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
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Conversational Spanish
for Beginners II
Do you speak Spanish but not
fluently? Are you looking to fine tune
your sentences in Spanish? Have you
no one to practice the Spanish you
already know? Then this is the class
for you. During this eight week class
you will be able to read a story in
Spanish andcomprehendthe meaning
of each word. Conversational Spanish
for Beginners II on Mondays from 3-4
p.m. Cost is $80 for entire eight week
session (all materials provided).
Classes start Monday, March 17th.
Fees are payable to the Recreation
Center by March 15. Native Spanish
speaker will guide you into the
language experience you are looking
for. Must register by calling 727-
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USCG Safe Boating
Program
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous Safe
Boating program every Tuesday,
7 p.m., Warren Webster Community
Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way,
St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don
CeSar) Start at your convenience.
First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to
register. Begin any Tuesday and
finish 13 weeks later or take up to
two years to finish.
March classes include: March 4th
"Your Highway Signs"; March llth
"No Class. Elections at W. Webster
Center"; March 18th "Rules of the
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Gulfport Art Exhibit
and Reception
Join us for the 22nd annual exhibit
of the Gulfport Senior Artists
Workshop. The public is invited to
the opening reception on Friday,
February 28th from 6-8 p.m. at the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th
Avenue S., Gulfport. The exhibit
featuring paintings in all mediums
will be available for the entire
month of March. The workshop is
under the direction of volunteer art
instructor, Betty Staebell.

Red Hot Beach
Nuts News
Twenty-seven ladies with the Red
Hot Beach Nuts of Gulfport had a
lovely high tea at the Sea Breeze Bed
and Breakfast located right in our
home town. They were offered a great
selection of sandwiches, desserts and
fruity teas. They would like to thank
Lori Rosso for holding the outing at
her establishment.
They will be off to Myakka State
Park on March 18th and looking
forward to another great outing with
52 ladies.

String Quartet Concert
The Circle of Friends of the
Gulfport Library is sponsoring a
string quartet music concert on
Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 PM
at the Gulfport Library. Titled
"The String Quartet -from Roots
to Ragtime," the members of the
quartet, Frances Pisacane and Julie
Tollen, violins, Myron Rosenblum,
viola, and Ruth Kern, cello,
will offer some comments and play
music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn,
Mozart, Beethoven, Borodin, Dvorak
and Joplin.
Admission is free, so come on over
to the library and enjoy delightful
music performed by professional
musicians.
For more information contact
Cailey at cklasson@mvgulfport.us
or call 727-893-1074.

Rhode Islanders
to Picnic
Come out for a picnic in the park with
other Rhode Islanders on Monday,
Gabber February 27- March 5, 2014


March 10 from 10 a.m. to dusk at Fort
DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, East
Beach (2nd shelter on the right #14).
This is a covered picnic shelter and
everyone brings their own food/drink
and utensils (alcohol not permitted
by the park).
Please bring a casserole, salad, or
dessert for everyone to share at the
pot luck table. This picnic is always
held on the second Monday in March.
Any questions, call 727-367-4044.

Coffee Club
You're invited to join the Coffee Club
that meets at the Gulfport Senior


Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. on
the first Tuesday of every month at
10 a.m. Discussing current events,
the economy and investing in a
relaxed, informal setting is a great
way to get to know one another
as you learn from Edward Jones
financial advisor, Scott ('Berry.
Coffee and doughnuts are provided.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please contact Rachel at 727-
893-1231.


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Porch Party: Equal Pay
for Pinellas Teachers
When did your child's teacher first
receive equal pay? The answer may
surprise you. While younger teachers
have always received a salary based
on things other than the color of their
skin, Pinellas teachers didn't always
get equal pay. When did Florida
start paying teachers equally?
Under Florida's 1885 state
constitution, provisions were made
for separate educational facilities
based upon race. White and non-
white students attended segregated
schools and their teachers also were
limited to serving in schools of their
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began to press state officials to
remedy large pay disparities that its
members faced in comparison with
their white counterparts. Florida
historian Jon Tallon describes the
decade-long struggle to achieve
equal pay and places this battle
within the context of the Civil Rights
Movement in Florida.
Jon Tallon will give an informative
history of Pinellas teachers and
their battle for equal pay. Tallon,
an elusive "Florida Native", cut his
teeth on Pinellas county politics and
police work.
Tallon will speak at the Gulfport
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interpretation of the battle for equal
educator's pay in Pinellas County. A
two time graduate from USFSP, the
former athlete andcurrentbasketball
and softball coach, became involved
in studying the legal activism of Civil
Rights movement after entering the
Florida Studies M.L.A Program in
2009. Tallon spent 12 years working
with Bay Area law firms, where
he was often tasked with archival
research. Among his most prized
possessions is a signed copy of
Thurgood Marshall's biography.
Porch parties are free. You may
bring a dish to share, although it
is not necessary. All porch parties
are free but the museum accepts
donations and new members at any
time. BYOB. The Gulfport Historical
Society meets at 5301 28th Avenue
South in Gulfport. Please call
president Miki Vaughan at 321-
5705 or Cathy Salustri at 656-5420
for more information.

State of Maine Day
State of Maine Day will be held on
Saturday, March 1, at Fort Desoto
Park, shelter # 5 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Come and see who else from
Maine has found this area a great
place to live. Bring your own lunch
and chairs. No reservations are
required. If any questions, call John
Bernard at 913-1; :1.17;I; or Sue
Bemis at 813-634-1010.

Student Conversational
Spanish Now!
Are you a high school student
struggling with Spanish? Do you
need to practice conversing in
Spanish and want to learn in a
relaxed atmosphere? The Gulfport
Recreation Center is offering an
eight week course on Mondays,
starting March 3. Class time is
5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost of the eight
week session is $40 per student and
includes lesson materials. Students
must be registered for the class at
the Gulfport Recreation Center by
Friday, February 28. Students are
able to bring Spanish homework
and questions to class. Please call
727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. for more
questions and leave students name
and grade level.

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Fish Fry at Gulfport
United Methodist
The annual United Methodist
Men's Fish Fry has been set for
Saturday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m.
by the United Methodist Men of First
United Methodist Church. Dinner
will be served in the fellowship hall
at the church, 2728 53 Street S.
Featuring the always popular menu
of fried fish, cole slaw, tartar sauce
baked beans, hushpuppies, grits, tea,
coffee and dessert and all you care to
eat at a donation of $8.95, this annual
event continues be bigger and better
each year. Take outs are available.
Advance tickets are strongly
suggested in order to assure an
adequate supply of fish. Tickets are
available at the church office or by
calling Les McEwen at 321-3672.
Remember, take outs are available.

Wine & Design at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. is
inviting you to stop in for some wine
and wisdom to freshen up your home
d6cor. On Thursday, March 13 from
5-7 p.m. Decorating Den Interiors
will present 10 fun and very clever
suggestions to begin spring with a
new look. Nothing to buy! Just relax
and make a new friend. Cost is $5 at
the door. Call 727-822-6659.

Little League
Opening Day
Don't miss this all American
pastime, right here in Gulfport.
Celebrate the Gulfport Little League
Parade and opening day and 10th
year with ceremonies on Saturday
March 8th! The Parade begins at
10 a.m. at Lum Atkinson Little
League Field at 1820 55 Sreet S.,
heading south crossing Gulfport
Blvd. to Beach Blvd., then west to
Shore Boulevard going towards 58
St. S. The parade will then proceed
north on 58 St S., go east on 15 Ave.
to 55 St. to the Little League fields.
Registration is for all kids 4-18
years of age. You may register online
now at www.gulfportlittleleague.
net, or at the field Wednesdays from
6-8 p.m. and every third Saturday
from 8-10 a.m. If you have any

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question regarding registration
contact Bruce Ward at 727-
327-7383.
The concession stand will be open to
purchase food and drinks. To find out
how you can participate in this great
event by volunteering or sponsoring
a little Leaguer, contact Denise at
813-325-8637. Let's play ball!

St. John's Reunion
Benefit
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tease up your hair, celebrate with
St. John's, be there or be square!
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classmates together and make this
a reunion to reminisce the totally
awesome 80's! Great food from local
restaurants, music you remember
and lots of items that will have you
outbidding your best friends!
Back to the 80's Annual Live and
Silent auction will be held at St.
John Vianney Catholic School, 500
84th Avenue in St. Pete Beach on
Saturday, March 1 from 6-10 p.m.
Tickets will be available for $40/
person at the church and school
offices. For more information please
call St. John Vianney Catholic School
at 727-360-1113.


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Gulfport Candidates Q&i

On Tuesday March 11, Gulfport voters
citywide will elect a new Ward Three
representative; incumbent council member
Jennifer Salmon will step down. We asked
both candidates five questions. Read their
answers in their words below.


Paul Ray
Candidate
Ward 3
The differences that some
people have noticed are
that one of you states
facts and the other offers
their opinion of what they
think should happen. How
do you see your position
as a bonus for people?

Paul Ray: Let me correct
that. I think that one person
does offer facts, and maybe
some of them may not be
100% correct, some of them.
When I say there's probably
more than 40 homes in the
city, I was including homes
with the stickers in the
window saying they've been
foreclosed on. To me, they're
abandoned buildings...
people aren't living in them
and homeless people can live
in them. That's one of the
problems we do have.
The other thing is I think
what I have is what I think
have offered is facts. What
I also hear from the other
side is not really facts, it's
rhetoric. We need to look at
issues and start dialogues,
even if you're incorrect, let's
start a dialogue. Homeless
population in this town is a
lot higher than people want
to think. When we went up
and dropped all that food off
to the Senior Center, it was


Toianaa htoman
Candidate
Ward 3
amazing. She turned around
and brought out a whole box
of these can openers that
only cost, what did she say,
48 cents each? She brought
them all out because people
were coming in and were
literally going out on a park
bench and eating, eating
the food that she was giving
them. So I was like, really?
This is from the woman at
the Senior Center, at the
food pantry when we brought
in a huge sum of food from
Rosie's and other places.
To me, I think that I offer
an opinion, not just an
opinion but facts. Somebody
who is going to research it
I'm not going to take a knee-
jerk reaction. I want to know
all the aspects of it before
I"m going to come up with
an opinion. When you're
running you don't know.
One of the council members
said to me, "You know what
would be really nice, is if
I could plug my brain into
yours and I could download
all the data" because I don't
know the questions to ask to
get the answers. You only
find that out once you're on
council, unfortunately.


While Mr. Ray is present-
ing information,you're
saying you need to get
more information. Can
you address that differ-
ence, why one person's
so willing to give facts,
why are you not comfort-
able with giving "This,
this and this," you're
wanting to find more in-
formation.

Yolanda Roman: We
can probably talk about
any specific question that
pertains to. I'll be honest, if
I'm posed with a question
such as single source
recycling or reclaimed water
or instituting solar panels
on municipal buildings
or city buildings... there
are certain things that I
wasn't prepared to discuss
and would not want to put
guesses or guesstimates or
try to quickly think of what
that may or may not mean.
I know the best thing to
do is when you don't know
something to really put it
out there and say, you know
what, that just requires
me to vet the information
a little bit further, get the
information, get the facts
from independent sources
but also from individuals
who may or may not have
been involved. If that's
where the question's coming
from, I know that was a
responsible thing for me to
do, which then meant that I
come back home and I take
those questions, like I would
do anything else, and look it
up, start asking questions, do
my research, look at what's
happening in other localities
and then come informed. So
I think that's the difference.
I feel comfortable with what
I did.


What do you see as the
biggest difference in the
two candidates? What do
you think the difference
is? How would you differ-
entiate yourself from the
other candidate?

Roman: The good thing
is that we do have two
candidates and we're both
ready for this position and
the similarity is that we
both have the passion that
we want to go ahead and
serve for Ward Three on
city council, i think some
of the diff and this is from
observations and you know
he's probably vetted me
as well as I have him. I
consider my experiences, my
stability with what I've done
career-wise and also, what
I think.., my involvement
in participating things in
Gulfport, being involved
in our festivals and our
festivals and our artistic
things, loving our beaches
maybe that's a difference
maybe not but I think from
overall preparedness, I feel
that my experiences with
what I've done career-wise
does enable me to think
more alongside the lines
of project planning, and
business acumen, budget
allocations. I've done people
management, hiring as well
as managing, multi-year
budgets, multifunctional
budgets and I think that's
something in my opinion
that differentiates us.

Ray: That's a good question.
I think personally that I have
- everybody has said the
same thing is that I have a
sense of passion. When you
hear me talk I'm not reading
something off a cue card, it's
from the heart. I care about
this town. I moved here
because I love this town and I
want to make sure this town
has a really good future. And
the only reason I'm in this is
not for me, it's for the City of
Gulfport. I keep telling


Gabber February 27- March 5, 2014







people "You didn't vote for
me, you voted for Gulfport
and its future." And so, to me
the greatest -the biggest-
difference between the two
of us is probably my passion,
to be honest with you, in a
nutshell, and I think most
people would agree. And
my hon- no, I wouldn't say
honesty, because she's very
honest and I happen to
actually like Yolanda. We
met, we had a really nice
talk at a Christmas party...
I refuse to... I've actually
asked people to step away
from my campaign and not
even support me because
they actually started to throw
mud and I said, "No. This is
not going to happen. This is
my character, you're going to
besmirch me by making me
look like an idiot. You're not
going to do that."

How would you bring the
city's processes from
what you can see of them
so far into the 21st cen-
tury? What technical sug-
gestions would you make
to the city as a council
person to make life better
for the residents?

Ray: What I would really
love to see but I don't know
how realistic it is, is to be
able to see us partner up
with, like, Google Fiber and
actually wire this whole city
with actual fiber optics and
then to take 49th Street and
put in real businesses, that
have access to high-speed
Internet that actually could
bring in some really high-tech
businesses. And I'm sure the
Gabber itself would probably
appreciate something
like that as well. But, I'm
just saying, our Internet
structure is really, really
poor. I've lived in so many
better places where I've had
much higher speed Internet.
I don't have interruptions, I
don't have drop-off speeds.
I sit there and do a ping on
my Internet and you can see


the difference during the
day, because I work from
home a lot as well. I think
that would be one thing that
would be really, really cool,
because that would bring us
into the future.

Roman: It's all progress,
right? Technology is around
us, will continue to be around
us, from billing purposes
and ordering, we know we
do a lot more online and will
continue to do so. So the good
news is, whatever we have
in place today must be very
different than what we had
in place five years ago, 10
years ago, so if we can trend
forward then we've come to a
place right now where we're
a lot more technology-savvy
than we were in the past
that just shows me that
there's more to come. To
your point, moving forward,
I would imagine that
whatever efficiencies can
be found with streamlining,
how we process orders and
payments and reports, that's
a good thing because it gets
information to the correct
parties in a more timely
manner, obviously it gets
the information addressed
in a timely manner, and I
can't imagine anyone would
complain about that. So
to the extent that we have
the IT infrastructure and
we have the IT people who
can write the programs and
really listen to what we
should prioritize, that does
mean that we become more
efficient and I think, from
the resident's perspective
too, getting information [to]
a place [where] you think it
can be addressed, and giving
you an avenue to place
orders or see where your
work is done, I think that's
welcome. Like anything else,
because I'm the first one
that years ago started with
my online banking, never
thought I would do that, now
I think it's the best thing
since sliced bread from
our city's perspective with


managing so many people
and budgets and decisions
and reports and having to
address whatever situation,
it looks like it's needed and
it looks like we're trending
that way, so kudos to us.

Ward Three certainly
doesn't get mentioned as
much as Ward Two and is
not, perhaps, as engaged
sometimes as Ward Four
or Ward One might be.
How do you think the citi-
zens of Ward Three need
to be represented? What
do you think they need?

Roman: I've done hundreds
and hundreds and hundreds
with myself and a small core
team of the door knocking
and one of my approach and
priorities is upon knocking
on a door is engaging our
residents. One of the things
that I think we all know is
we're Ward Three, we're
the Stetson area, some
individuals do tell me, or
even people outside this
ward, oh we don't get a lot
of ward three individuals
downtown Gulfport. We're
this quadrant where a lot
of our individuals, we're
all residential, not tons of
commercial and perhaps
we don't engage the city as
much, and I'm not sure that's
true, but to the extent that I,
as a city council person, can
be seen on council, whatever
discussion is before us,
whatever ordinance is before
us: policy, budget, what I
want to do, and what I've
told people that I've seen in
this ward... is how is it that
I should represent Ward
Three? I want to make
sure if something's being
discussed on water use, how
do we look at that? Parking,
how do we look at that?
Street cleanup or street
repairs or alley repairs, I
want to always be able to
ask that question, OK, so
how does that apply to Ward
Three? The other thing is,


by doing my availability, my
sessions, my appointments,
standing appointments,
making myself available to
whomever, is constantly have
people bring things to my
attention, "What is you think
is important that I should be
talking about our ward?" We
have our park, we're very
residential, we have a lot of
larger homes here, and a lot
of people in Stetson, that's
another huge community
to engage: the law school,
they're huge contributors
to society when they leave
here as lawyers. What
partnering opportunities
can we do as a City with
that whole community at
Stetson? The other thing...
is, we have a lot of festivals
and community programs
and outreach programs that
do take place in or about
downtown, now even the
Tangerine area with a couple
of festivals there. How about
Ward Three? What can we do
here? Can we bring an event
here or can something rotate
through Ward Three? We
have Caldwell Park, we have
other vicinities where we can
showcase something that the
city's proud of here in Ward
Three. I think that would
make me proud and perhaps
help us engage Ward Three,
more so. I do know there's a
lot of people here who already
do a lot downtown, city wide.
I think that's going to be
part of my responsibility,
understanding what we are
about here, what makes us
tick, what the needs are, and
perhaps some of the issues
and potential opportunities
that need to be carried
forward and that's only going
to happen by my engagement
on a regular basis. I would
like to think that there's a
way, either through social
media, electronically, or
doing something more of
the physical nature where
I can reach out monthly or
quarterly, whatever it may
be and say, "Hey, Ward
Three, I'm here, let's have


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a dialogue, a powwow";
community groups, certain
streets I can walk and talk
to. I think that's the beauty
of having different people
on council representing
the quadrants of the city,
because then I think we
all can come forward and
say, "Listen, we have a lot
of things downtown, Ward
Two, Ward One, but you
know, Ward Three, we can
make a difference as well."
So I think that's going to be
the interesting and fun part
of this.

Ray: In my walking from
door to door In Ward Three,
most of the complaints seem
to be concentrated down to
two issues, the disrepair of
the streets (pot holes) and
more local to the 58th Street
area, crime. The Stetson
College areas seems to see
the least amount of crime
perhaps due to the schools
security patrols in the areas,
but along the upper part of
58th they see a great deal
more. I have found that
Ward Three has a great deal
of Stetson college students,
elderly people who are long
term home owners and
many younger families. A
great deal of the residents
attend occasional events
such as the Get Rescued, 4th
of July, etc., but for the most
part do not wander into the
downtown unless they have
out of town visitors or an
event. It does seem too many
of Ward Three tax paying
voters that they are not
recipients of an equal part of
the city's efforts; we have the
least amount of parks and
open spaces. Perhaps the
proposed GetGo low speed
vehicle could be one thing
that adds some balance
for Ward Three, allowing
the students and seniors


to venture to the events,
bars and restaurants in the
downtown without having to
drive.


Do you think there has
been any diversity issues
in the campaign? Do you
feel like there's been any
negative connotation be-
cause of anything about
you? How do you feel the
diversity card is working
in the campaign? Do you
feel like you're fighting an
uphill battle?

Ray: I don't feel like I"m
running an uphill battle at
all. And first of all, Yolanda
is not black, she's Hispanic.
And she's from not quite a
state, but almost, eventually
will be. So it's kind of like,
"I'm from Massachusetts,
you're from Puerto Rico." I
don't really consider that a
big deal. I do, however, have
really been upset that I have
seen racist issues from some
of the people that I speak to
when I go door to door, and
that really upsets me and it's
something that I've discussed
with several of the people
on multiple occasions. The
bottom line? I don't really
think that it really matters.
I did not want this race to be
about me being gay because
that's not important. This is
2014. Michael Sams comes
out and it was like, who
cares? He's a great football
player, he's going to go on to
great things. Whether he's
gay or straight is absolutely
irrelevant. Whether or not
she's African-American
or she's Hispanic has no
bearing at all to me. And
that's what the bottom line
of diversity is. I don't look at
people through filters. I look
at everybody the same and
I take them on face value.


So if that ever becomes an
issue, I tell you, I'm the first
person that's going to come
out swinging verbally.
Have you had any issues?No,
not at all. In the beginning I
said nothing, and I was told
my certain people "Well, you
know, we need a woman
on council because it's a
different viewpoint" and I
said, "Well, what about a gay
man, and they were, "You're
gay?" When I first came out
I said nothing, remember, I
said nothing, nobody knew
I was gay, you know. And I
didn't think it should even
be part of this, I really didn't
and I only briefly mentioned
it if you go back to my
original writing, it says,
1M I other half brought me
here 14 years ago and he"
- that's how I prefaced it. I
didn't say I didn't say "my
homosexual lover brought
me here, I just said, and you
can read it from here, and a
lot of people still read it and
didn't get it. I don't think
it's been a negative for me,
if anything it's probably
been a positive, to be honest
with you. And I didn't mean
that to be negative about
Yolanda, I was negative
about the people who were
saying that, I was like, that's
unacceptable behavior.
Unacceptable.

If you are elected you do
stand to be the first for
all intents and purposes -
black person on council.
Has that become a factor
in your campaign with
people you've talked to in
town? Have you sensed
that race has started to
matter in your campaign?

Roman: Amazingly enough,
it has not. Enough people
have approached me, and
even with my door to door


canvassing, or people calling
me, with the variety of things,
from "I like who you are" to
"I like what you said about
this" a variety of reasons.
I've heard the woman
aspect, which is probably not
a surprise. Now, have I head
of a couple of individuals
saying, "Oh my gosh, it will
be our first minority on city
council," but i have not seen
a trend, I have not seen that
"it's time" that you know,
"It's something that we need
to do to elect her because of
her race," and I attribute
that to the fact that, I hope,
because this is the way I
think, that we're beyond
color, that we're behind race
as part of decision making. I
hope people see me for who I
am, for what they think I can
do, for what they think I can
produce and offer the City of
Gulfport. It's obvious. I'm a
Latina, and my ex husband
was an African-American, so
my kids identify themselves
as both. I always say that I'm
doing this how welcoming
and good Gulfport has been
to me and the quality of life
- I use that a lot I've been
afforded here, I wouldn't live
anywhere else, and part of
that has been that even I
didn't see that I needed to be
accepted into a community
which, you know, 86-plus
white community, but I have
never felt that my color has
been part of my acceptance
or not, and I think part of
this election, I feel pretty
strongly that that's not a
factor. Now, may it be with
certain people? It may. But
it has not become a trend.
I'm pretty proud of that fact.
Because then it brings it
down to just two individuals
regardless of our race.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
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Tournament to Benefit
Hearts of Valor
American Legion Post #125
Auxiliary will hold their Annual
Mini-Golf Tournament on Sunday,
March 16 at the Polynesian Putter
located at 4999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete
Beach. The tournament will begin
at 10 a.m. Golfers can sign up in
the lounge with a partner or if you
would like to play and don't have
a partner, sign up and they will
match you with one. A business or
individual can sponsor a hole for
only $10. Golfers, 18 holes is only
$10. After the game, come back to
the Post for a covered dish luncheon,
"shamrock shots" chance tickets and
a whole lot of fun. Prizes for 1st
prize $100, 2nd place $60, 3rd
place $30 and the booby prize will
be awarded.
The proceeds of this event will go to
the "Hearts of Valor" (aka Wounded
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to honor the service and sacrifice of
the people who care for our nation's
wounded, ill or injured warriors by
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I've been telling people how to be
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family therapist, Cloe Madenes,
whose books have been translated
into over 20 languages.
Her guide "Honing Your Misery
Skills" presents simple practices you
can do -- right now, starting today! --
to make your life duller and drearier.
Why be the life of the party when you
can be the party pooper? Cool.
"When you're miserable, people feel
sorry for you," Coach Cloe explains in
a recent psychotherapy newsletter, a
popular read in my house. "Not only
that, they often feel obscurely guilty,
as if your misery might somehow be
their fault. This is good!
"There's power in making other
people feel guilty. The people who
love you and those who depend on you
will walk on eggshells to make sure
that they don't say or do anything
that will increase your misery."
Ready to stop pursuing happiness
and start feeling your worst?
1. BLAME YOUR PARENTS.
"Blaming your parents for your
defects, shortcomings, and failures is
among the most important steps you
can take," Madenes advises. "Your
parents made you who you are today;
you had nothing to do with it. If you
happen to have any good qualities
or successes, don't give your parents
credit. Those are flukes."
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BOREDOM. Complain a lot about
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and unexciting. Tell everyone you
know so they'll feel they're part of the
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another child, or mypersonal favorite:
Start meaningless fights with your
partner, boss, children and friends.
Your level of misery is guaranteed to
skyrocket.
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Madanes calls "transitory pleasures."
They can't compensate for the misery,
suffering, poverty and illness that we
find all over the world.
If you can see the beauty of nature
as a total deception -- the mountains,
rivers, sunrise -- you are well on
your way to making your life more
miserable.
4. RUMINATE. This has nothing
to do with cows. To ruminate is to
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yourself.
"Worry constantly about the causes
of your behavior, analyze your
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often. For example, never hesitate
to say, "That's what you chose to
wear today?" Be creative. Everyone
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negativity can be applied to almost
anything. Even Obamacare.
6. AVOID GRATITUDE. "Research
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who don't," explains Madanes. "So
never express gratitude. Counting
your blessings is for idiots. What
blessings? Life is suffering, and then
you die."
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focus of your life. If you're depressed,
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all the symptoms so you can speak
about them endlessly.
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your shoulders, stare at the floor and
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as you are.
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ONLY FOR PERSONAL GAIN.
Sometimes you may be tempted
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charity. Resist! Don't do it unless
there's something in it for you.
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From the Desk of the Chief: A Traffic Stop from the Cop's Perspective
By Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent


Several times a day our officers initiate traffic stops on
motorists. Mostfrequently, theseencounters areinconnection
with minor traffic violations, so it is understandable that
motorists often think such stops are routine for the officers.
The fact is, however, that any traffic stop can be hazardous-
or even deadly- to an officer. Despite improvements in
technology, officers still have no way of knowing who is in
the car they've just stopped. Often times the person being
pulled over for a simple traffic violation has committed an
offense the officer knows nothing about, or the person is
wanted, has just left the scene of a crime, or has something
to hide from the police. The officer approaching the car does
not know the answers to any of these questions until he or
she can make inquiries.
A person being pulled over by the police should first
understand that the officer is participating in what he
or she regards as potentially a life-threatening action. In
the annual listings of circumstances leading to the death
of on-duty police officers in this country, traffic stops are
always in the lead. We train officers to be especially careful
and cautious during car stops.
Motorists who have been stopped often comment on how
the officer appeared threatening to them. Officers approach
slowly and deliberately and look closely in the interior of the
car, including the back seat. When someone opens the glove
box to retrieve a vehicle registration, the officer cranes his
neck to the point where he almost has his head inside the
car window. To the motorists, this may seem intrusive or
disrespectful, but to the officer it is paramount that he can
see everyone's hands and be alert to any threat.
All of these actions are intentional; officers train intensively
to do these things the same way, every single time, to
approach a car cautiously and deliberately, and to look for
'furtive movement' by the vehicle occupants. The driver
could be trying to hide something under the front seat (beer?,
drugs?, gun?). Observing the passenger compartment and
carefully watching the removal of something from the glove
box or console is done for the purpose of personal safety and
for detecting the presence of possible contraband.
So what does the honest citizen do to minimize the officer's
concerns? First, please try to understand why the officer
is taking these precautions. There is no such thing as a
routine traffic stop. Officers are taught that any traffic stop
could very well be the last traffic stop. When you sense
this caution or tension in the officer, please understand
that he or she does not usually know who or what to expect.


Once the officer learns your identity, confirms the vehicle
registration, and sees no evidence of criminal behavior on
your part, you will probably see the officer noticeably relax
his or her approach.
You should also avoid getting out of the car immediately
after being stopped and approaching the officer while he or
she is still in the vehicle. Officers are cautioned about being
'trapped' in their own vehicle. This behavior also raises
suspicion in the officer's mind that there is something, or
somebody, in the car that the you don't want the officer
to see. Remain in the car and let the officer approach you;
keep your hands plainly visible; and avoid those 'furtive
movements.'
When a police officer makes initial contact, permit him
or her to speak and act first. The officer will ask for your
driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. These
are lawful requirements of you, but more importantly, it
helps the officer determine that you are not a car thief and
you are not driving with a suspended license.
Once these essential preliminaries are taken care of, it is
appropriate for you and the officer to discuss why you were
stopped. It may be a traffic violation or it may be that your
car matches the description of one the police are looking
for regarding an incident that has occurred. If this is the
case, please understand that we are often dealing with only
partial descriptions, that those who commit crimes do switch
tags on cars, and criminals actually lie to police officers.
The suspected traffic violator will sometimes disagree
with the officer's observation. Police officers are similar to
baseball umpires in that they will listen to the other side of
a dispute. Convincing arguments are usually characterized
by facts and logic, not emotion, threat, or volume. In fact,
threats and aggressive emotions can present a host of other
issues that must be addressed.
Traffic citations are not pronouncements of guilt. Police
officers, being human, make errors and so do citizens. Courts
of law have been created to impartially hear complaints of
disputed tickets, that court is the proper place to argue your
case, not the scene of the incident. Police officers readily
accept the fact that their judgments are subject to question
and review by competent authority. However, when they
are on the side of the road, their first focus will always be
for officer safety.
Thank you for helping us do ourjob. If you ever feel you have
been the subject of unlawful profiling or harassment, please
contact any police supervisor to register a complaint.


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The Gulfport Lions Club will
prepare their 8th Shrimp Boil for
you on Saturday, March 8th, at their
den in Gulfport (right behind the
Marina off 49th St. S.). Dinner will
be served from 4-8 p.m. and open to
the public. BYOB. Rain or Shine.
The menu features a great supply
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Children under 10 years are half
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long as you share with the chefs.
This is a Gulfport Lions Activities
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community sponsorships, ie: Little
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The Gulfport
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a young corporate.
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Lithuanian-American
Club Lunch
The Lithuanian/American
Club at 4880 46th Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg is serving lunch
every Thursday at 1 p.m. The
winter schedule of luncheons is one
week koldunai and the other week
cepelinai.
The cost is $7 for entree, side,
dessert and coffee. This Thursday's
menu is koldunai (meat dumplings)
served with bacon and/or sour
cream, dessert and coffee. As usual,
they have Lithuanian beer and fresh
baked bread to buy every Thursday.
Call Vida at 866-7936 for more
information. Everyone is welcome.

"Sweet Dreams"
Patsy Cline
CJHardingreturns to The Palladium
Theater on Saturday, March 8th at
7 p.m. in "Sweet Dreams" a Patsy
Cline Tribute. Joining her will be
her outstanding new six-piece band,
The Kountry Krackers. She will be
singing 24 of Patsy's hit songs. Her
lively interaction with the audience
will keep you entertained for the
entire two-hour show. Designing
her own costumes, Ms. Harding
keeps the presentation as authentic
as possible.
Ms. Harding has performed with
the Grand Ole Opry on numerous
occasions and opened for may
prominent country artists. From
the Atlantic to the Pacific, CJ has
portrayed the late great Patsy Cline
and left the audiences wanting
more.
The Palladium Theater is located
at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Tickets are $27-42. Please call the
box office at 727-822-3590 for tickets
or visit online at www.palladium.
org. You may also email pal.tix@
spcollege.edu.
If you would like to know
more about CJ Harding and
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Rudy Gonzalez and David Harris in "Visiting Mr. Green".
The play continues through March 9th at the Catherine A.
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Players Looking
for One Act Play
The Gulfport Community Players
are once again asking for one-act
play submissions from preferably
local playwrights. These will be
judged in April by a committee for
consideration to be used in their "14th
Annual Summer One Act Festival"
in July 2014. Their decisions will be
voted on and approved during their
Board Meeting in May. The winning
playwrights will be contacted after
that voting has taken place. You will
not be paid if you win, however, but
your play will be performed at the
Catherine A. Hickman Theater of
Gulfport in July.
Plays should be 20 minutes or less
in length, simple to stage, family-
friendly, original, and never staged
in this area before. The deadline for
submissions is March 31st.
You must submit three hard copies
of your works) to this address:
Gulfport Community Players, Inc.,
1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
We're sorry, but no plays can be
returned. Good luck to you all!
For more information about
the Gulfport Community
Players, visit their website at:
gulfportcommunityplayers.org.

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering its five-week Adult Basic
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March 19th. The course includes five
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waterfront sailing sessions. Students
will put classroom theories into
practice sailing the club's Catalina
16.5 fleet. Cost is $250 per person
including all classroom materials
and an U.S. Sailing Association
Basic Keelboat manual. Participants
will receive a complementary three
month membership. With a 2:1
student teacher ratio, this is the
most reasonably priced program in
the Tampa Bay area. For registration
information and online registration,
visit www. sailbcyc.org or call Jennifer
Rogers at 727-345-7544.
Pre-registration is required. Register
early; classes fill quickly.

Time for Corned Beef
and Cabbage Dinner
Join them at Pilgrim Congregational
Church, 6315 Central Avenue on
March 17 between 4:30 and 6:30
p.m. In celebration of Pilgrim


Child Development Center's 45th
Anniversary they will be offering a
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
with bread, beverage and cake for
only $8 if purchased in advance ($9
at the door). For children under 10,
they are offering a hot dog dinner
with carrots, fruit, beverage and
cake for $3.50. Call 347-1226 to
make reservations or for more
information.
When Pilgrim Child Development
Center opened in 1969, it was the first
desegregated preschool in Pinellas
County. Pilgrim has continued
diversity over the years by serving
children from many countries around
the world including Cambodia,
Lithuania, Germany, India, Czech
Republic, Morocco, Haiti and more.
Pilgrim is accredited by APPLE.
It is rated a Gold Seal Center by
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Polish American
Society News
The Polish American Society,
1343 Beach Drive SE (next to
Coast Guard commissary) is
open with live bands on Sundays
through May 4th. Doors open at
1:30 p.m. with music from 3-6 p.m.
Please RSVP for dinner to Bev at 727-
526-6835. Dance is $5 for members,
$7 for non-members. Become a
member!
Bring family and friends and support
Polish heritage. You will meet all
nationalities. Kids are welcome!
For more information call Bev
at 727-526-6835 or visit www.
polishamericansociety.org.
Join them for a Tea Dance on
March 12th and 26th. Lessons from
11:30-12:30 p.m., $3, dance from
1-3:30 p.m. with Bobby Tess on
trumpet. Cost is $7.

New Times For Corey
Fresh Market
Corey Fresh Market runs Sundays,
9 a.m. 3 p.m. throughout February
and March. Over 50 local vendors
bring you the best arts/crafts,
produce and plants, specialty foods
and live music! Special appearance:
Matthews Wildlife Rescue and his
friends, Cosmo the owl, Axel Rose the
python and more. Corey merchants
open during market hours. Free
admission, free parking. Locatedjust
off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete
Beach. Call 727-498-8778 or visit
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March 8th from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG
Auxiliary Training Center Building,
3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport
(use the side entrance). Cost is $40
per student and includes all books
and materials. Upon completion of
the course the student will receive
an 8x10 framing certificate, a wallet
card from the USCG Auxiliary and
the "bobber card from the State of
Florida. For reservations or questions
call 727-399-7986.

Natural History
Speaker Series
Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
Inc. presents the Natural History
Speaker Series. On Tuesday, March
llth at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S.
in St. Petersburg they will present
"Egmont Key: From Pre-Columbian
Indians to Nature Preserve". See
images of early Spanish maps and
illustrations of its role during the
Seminole and Civil Wars. Once home
to 300 people, today the island's main
inhabitants are gopher tortoises and
sea birds.
The programs feature a diverse
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Local Obituaries -
DECHANT, CATHERINE MARIE,
73, of Gulfport, passed away
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Palms of
Pasadena Hospital. She was born in
Minneapolis, MN, on July 31, 1940
to Alex and Clarice Quam. She was
preceded in death by her parents Alex
and Clarice Quam. She is survived
by four sons, Jeffrey Dechant and
his wife Valerie and their son,
Mike Brude and his wife Lisa, Joe
Brude and his 2 children, Mark
Brude and his wife, Lori and their 3
children. For complete obituary and
ceremony information, visit: www.
andersonmcqueen.com.

HUMPHREY, ORTON C., 81, went
to be with his Savior peacefully from
his home on St. Pete Beach on Jan.
12, 2014. Husband to late wife Shirley
Humphrey. Survived by loving
daughters, Tracey Humphrey, and
Margaret Humphrey (Kevin Soden);
grandchildren, Gabrielle Soden and
Kaitlin Soden; and his beloved dog,
Paris. He will be missed by all who
knew and loved him.

HURLEY, FRANK T., JR., 89, of
St. Pete Beach, passed away Feb.
19, 2014. Visitation will be held
Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at
Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey
Ave., St. Pete Beach. A Memorial
Service for Frank will be Thursday,
Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's
Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave.
S., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in Frank's
memory to the Gulf Beach Historical
Museum. For full obituary and to
sign the guestbook please go to: www.
beachmemorial.com.

MENSCHING, BARBARA JEAN,
69, of Gulfport, went home to be
with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2014. She
is survived by her mother Mary
(Debusk) Mitchell (92), sister Mary
Faye Huntemann, sons Brian and
Lloyd, daughter Heather, and 5
grandchildren. Bobbie was pre-
deceased by her best friend and loving
husband George. Bobbie graduated
fromNorview High School, VAin 1962.
Bobbie loved life, the ocean, and ice
cream (preferably Chocolate). Please
visit www.ALifeTribute.com. to leave
condolences or sendto: MaryMitchell,
3317 Old Kirkwood Drive, Virginia


Beach, VA 23452. Please consider
a donation in Bobbie's name to the
Suncoast Hospice Foundation, www.
thehospice.org/donate or to the SPCA
Tampa Bay, www.spcatampabay.
org/SITE/C.7OIEJRPZGDIQF/
B.8579033/K. C08E/DONATE.
HTM#.UVOLLIUQNFW. A Memorial
Service will be held on April 16,
2014 at 4 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church, 3747 34th Street
South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711,
Office: (727) 867-7015.

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Sunset 2/9/2014


DOROTHY SARA
(SKAVRONSKI) POVELICH
Our Beautiful Dorothy went to
be with her Lord and Savior on
Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the
age 92. Dorothy resided in Gulfport,
Florida. Formerly of Wilmerding,
Pennsylvania. Dorothywasproceeded
in death by her father and mother,
Metro and Anna Skavronski; wife of
the late John Povelich; beloved sister
Helen Skavronski Palka and brother
John Skavronski. She is survived
by Matthew (Kim) Skavronski, John
Skavronski, Robert "Bob" (Lynette)
Skavronski, and Nancy (Guy)
Farruggia; Dolores "Dolly" (John)
Skavronski; great-aunt of Alec
Skavronski, Madison, Lauren, and
Brian Farruggia; and dear friend of
Denise Tatum, BettyMoran and Gram
Mesquita and Mina Lima and many
others in the Windsor Bldg. as well as
the community of Town Shores and
the Senior Center. Dorothy retired
from Westinghouse in Pittsburgh,
PA and the moved to Gulfport with
her husband John. Dorothy and
John traveled extensively. They
had taken many cruises around the
world with the trip to Alaska being
one of her favorites. They also loved
going to Las Vegas and staying at the
Flamingo Casino. In 2012 Dorothy
and her friend and caregiver Denise
traveled one last time to her favorite
place in Vegas, she was thrilled to
see the old hotel which held so many


memories one more time. She resided
in the Windsor Building for 30 years.
She was devout Catholic and a
member of Most Holy Name of Jesus
Catholic Church of Gulfport which
she attended every Saturday night.
She was in charge of the pinochle
game at the Town Shores club house
for many years, she would also play
pinochle at the Senior Center. She
loved the card game and getting
together with friends. Dorothy was
from the old school where people still
sent out cards for each holiday. She
typed each letter carefully on her old
Smith Corona. Not any card would
do, she hand picked each and every
one of them for the special person
she was sending them to. Dorothy
was the type of person anyone would
be happy to have as a friend, if you
told her something in confidence it
would never be repeated. She was
one special lady. Dorothy was laid
to rest Friday, February 21, 2014
at St. John the Baptist Cemetery
in Pennsylvania. We the family
believe that her soul soared straight
to heaven. She is already missed so
much but knowing that she is now
together with her beloved family it is
such a great comfort, N $ 2 E! 143
my friend Rest in Peace. There will
be a Mass in Dorothy's honor at Most
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church,
5800 15th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
on March 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.



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Classical Music
at Library
The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport
Library is sponsoring a concert of
music for string quartet on Thursday,
March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport
Library. Titled "The String Quartet -
from Roots to Ragtime," the members
of the quartet, Frances Pisacane
and Julie Tollen, violins, Myron
Rosenblum, viola, and Ruth
Kern, cello, will offer some comments
and play music by Corelli, Telemann,
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Borodin,
Dvoraik and Joplin.
Admission is free, so come on over to
the library and enjoy delightful music
performed by professional musicians.
For more information contact Cailey
at cklasson@mygulfport.us or call
727-893-1074.

Church in the Afternoon
Now you can "sleep in" on weekends
without missing church!
For the second year, Paradise
Lutheran Church of Treasure Island
is offering worship services at 4 p.m.
on Saturday afternoon in addition to
its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday
morning. The afternoon program will
continue through April 5.
Everyone's welcome- whether you're
here on vacation or live in Florida all
year around. The church is located at
10255 Paradise Boulevard- just off
the Treasure Island Causeway.

Senior Excursions
in St. Pete Beach
The St. Pete Beach Community
Center has new Senior Excursions
on the schedule. The excursions are
a great way for local seniors to travel
with their friends and make new
ones! The new trips are as follows::
March 7th: Dunedin Blue Jays vs.
Tampa Bay Rays; March 14th: Bok
Tower Gardens; March 21st: Winter
Park Art Festival.
All excursions will depart from the St.
Pete Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. Trip times vary.
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the Wednesday prior to the excursion.
Each trip is $12 for residents of
St. Pete Beach and $15 for non-
residents. Cost covers transportation
only. All admission or lunch are
extra and the responsibility of the
participants. For more information
visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-
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body weight byjust 7% andincreasing
your physical activity can greatly
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Government's
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They said they didn't really mean it,
that the "study" has been cancelled.
All a big misunderstanding having
to do with a law passed many years
ago that required them to report to
Congress the readiness of radio and
television stations to report, in an
emergency, the critical news that
Americans need. Yeah, and you can
keep your health care policy, too.
Period.
The "they" is the Federal
Communications Commission,
overseers of electronic
communications and controllers
of licenses to broadcast, large and
small, across the nation. And, the
"study" was a program, farmed out
to a university and a non-profit (way
left), that would question radio and
television stations and newspapers
about the who, what, why, when, and
how of news is produced.
Studiers would question reporters,
editors, tv anchors about the
processes by which they selected the
news, their personal philosophies,
perceived biases, and, I'm certain,
their political leanings, feelings about
minorities and what they called the
"underserved", the economy and the
environment. Staff would be asked
whether they had ever suggested
stories that were rejected, who
rejected them and why they were
rejected. The rejectors would be
questioned about those decisions. All
this would be in the name of the U.S.
government making certain that the
Americans receive the critical news
they need in the proper context and
with the proper emphasis and the
proper timing.
Of course, none of this implied
government coercion, direction,
intimidation. The program was to be
voluntary as in Oh, fine, you don't
want to participate? Isn't your license
up for renewal next year?" Or, in the
case of newspapers, which aren't
under the jurisdiction of the FCC:
"Have you been visited by the IRS,
OSHA, EEOC lately?". By the way, a


number of newspaper organizations
also own radio and television stations
(New York Time, Washington Post,
Gannett, to name a few). They would
be vulnerable to this intrusion and
influence.
Not that the issue of media bias
hasn't been an issue. It has. Most
conservatives believe that since
the majority of news people are
registered democrats, the news
selection, direction and presentation
come out that way. In fact, you
might have expected Fox news to be
cheering such a study. Sorry. It was
the opposite. And, of course, liberals
believe Fox is biased. The reality
is that the media reaction across
the spectrum rebelled against the
"study" idea and the government
pulled back, at least for the moment.
There probably is enough bias to go
around. The question is whether the
government should direct and control
that bias. Another question might be
where and who the idea came from
and why. Maybe we should do a
people study of government bias.
The government, through the FCC,
has controlled the cross-ownership of
newspapers and radio and television
since at least 1975. There are
restrictions against ownerships in
the same advertising market. Those
relate to monopolistic practices
rather than content and bias. How
this is playing out in today's over-
riding and over-reaching social,
electronic networks, such as Google,
Facebook, Twitter and so forth, is a
new issue in itself.
The issue for the moment andforever,
however, is the power of government.
Government is about control. It sets
the rules and the penalties and has
the power and manpower to enforce
them by jail or fines if necessary. It
also controls, through the power to
tax, your pocketbook. That's why the
framers of the constitution created
an extensive system of checks and
balances on government and created
protections for individual liberty.
Having the FCC either directly or
through its surrogates, whatever
their political leanings, meddle in


news rooms is the step toward an
official government propaganda
machine. It's bad enough that we
have thousands of government
spokespersons spewingforththe-way-
government-sees-it "information" day
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fair or unfair, not controlled by the
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Legion Riders meet first Monday of each month at 7 pm
Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm.
Legionnaire meets 3rd Monday of each month 7 pm
S.A.L. meets last Monday of each month at 7 pm.
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 2/14
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Keep the Peace- 1500 BIk Gray St.
S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Harassing Phone Call- Location
Withheld.
Keep the Peace- 5400 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Vandalism- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic- 5900 BIk Bayview Cir.
Noise- 5000 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Domestic- 2200 BIk York St. S.
Robbery- 4900 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Noise- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 19th Ave. & 54th St.
S.
Drug Call- 2300 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd S.
Domestic- 5500 BIk Tangerine Ave.
S.
Drug Call- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 2600 BIk Miriam St. S.
Domestic- 2800 BIk 51st St. S.


Person Under Influence- 2600 BIk
Miriam St. S.
Domestic- 2600 BIk Upton St. S.
Sunday 2/16
Prowler- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
DUI- 49th St. & 26th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 1200 BIk 55th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 8th Ave. & 54th St.
S.
Monday 2/17
Assault/Battery- 2800 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Domestic- 5100 BIk Tangerine Ave.
S.
Burglary- 1700 BIk 54th St. S.
Theft- 2600 BIk 48th St. S.
Hit & Run- 2300 BIk 56th St. S.
Burglary Residence- 3000 BIk 49th
St. S.
Trespass- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 30th Ave. & 54th St.
S.
Theft- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 2/18
Burglary Vehicle- 700 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Theft- 5400 Shore Blvd. S.
Wednesday 2/19
Burglary Vehicle- 2900 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Stolen Vehicle- 3000 BIk 51st St. S.
Hit & Run- 5200 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 2800 BIk 51st St.
S.
Burglary Vehicle- 5400 BIk 31st St.
S.
Burglary Vehicle- 2900 BIk 51st St.
S.


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Burglary Vehicle- 5300 BIk 30th Ave.
S.
Fraud/Forgery- 4900 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Theft- 1100 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic- 2600 BIk Miriam St. S.
Person Under Influence- 5400 BIk
29th Ave. S.
Thursday 2/20
Domestic- 6100 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Neighbor Problem- 5100 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 5800 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Animal Call- 5600 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 54th St. & 19th Ave.
S.
Harassing Phone Call- Location
Withheld.
Animal Call- 5200 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Prowler- 5400 BIk Beach Blvd. S.





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Chamber Music
Concert Series
Contemporary and traditional
chamber music presented by The
New Music Conflagration featuring
the music of new composers and
modern masters on grand piano and
a variety of instruments from brass
to percussion. Sunday afternoons at
2:30 p.m. on March 9th and March
23rd at the St. Petersburg Main
Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue N.

Become A Lifeguard
Become a certified lifeguard.
Participants must be 15 years or
older and must complete a pre-test
in order to continue in the class.
The pre-test consists of treading
water for 2 minutes using legs
only, swimming 300 yards without
stopping and swim 20 yards, surface
dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick
from bottom, resurface and swim
back to the starting point and exit
pool. Cost is $160 residents/ $180
non-residents and registration is
open. Session II dates: March 15,
16, 22, 23; Session III dates: March
24-28. Check out www.spbrec.
com or call 727-363-9245 for more
information.

Introductory Digital
Photography Workshop
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the
features your camera offers? Are
you unsure what your camera can
and can't do? The St. Pete Beach
Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega
Drive, will offer an Introduction to
Digital Photography Workshop on
March 20th, April 17th, and May
22nd. Classes start at 6 p.m. and run
for three hours; they cost only $10
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their compact digital camera or
the basic features of their digital
SLR. They will leave the workshop
with the fundamental knowledge
needed to embark upon a lifetime's
exploration of photography. After
taking this workshop, participants
are eligible for the Intermediate
digital workshop.
Please register by Tuesday before
the class is scheduled. For more
information or to register call 727-
363-9245. Bring your camera (with a
charged battery) and a pen or pencil
for any notes.

Learn How to
Use a Chart
The United States Power Squadron's
Seminar Series: Using GPS, will be
presented by the St. Petersburg Sail
and Power Squadron on Wednesday,
March 19 from 7-9 p.m.
This seminar explains the principals


ofwaypoint navigation and shows you
how to relate the GPS to your charts.
The seminar also shows you how to
operate your GPS what the buttons
do, what the screens show and how
to access the functions you need. You
will also get some tips for choosing a
GPS if you do not currently own one.
Materials include the waterproof
Captain's Quick Guide to Using GPS
to take aboard your boat and remind
you of the basic steps while underway.
GPS is now so easily available, this
has become an essential seminar for
all boaters. Bring your handheld if
you have one.
Course will be held at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free,
materials cost $35 per family. There
is a maximum of 20 students. Pre-
registration is required. Register
on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.


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Try to Win at Steak-O's
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
#305 is hosting Steak-0's the second
and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Win 8 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignon
and road kill. Food served from
6-8 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.
The Post is located at 6999 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Call
727-367-1596.

Vendors Wanted for
Miniatures Show
The GFWC St Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. is
looking for vendors for our June
29th, 2014 Miniatures Show. We
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as wall hangings) dioramas, on-the-
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vendors would be able to sell their
items to the public. If you make or
sell any type of miniature, please
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organization, recently celebrated
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Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council held their
annual Sweetheart Luncheon on
Saturday, February 15 at the Dolphin
Beach Resort. The following Chapter
Sweethearts were honored: Toni
Covert of Preceptor Zeta Zeta; Sarah
Svabeck of Laureate Epsilon Nu;
Valerie Rankin of Laureate Epsilon
Theta; Juanita Mickle of Laureate
Gamma Xi; Diana Hobbs of Alpha
Gamma Master; June Cookson of
Alpha Zeta Master; Priscilla Grover
of Beta Xi Master and Rosemarie
Rizzo of Gamma Lambda Master.
Congratulations to all these very
deserving members.
Sunshine City Council hosted an
"Ice Cream Social" on Saturday,
February 22 at the Elmer 0. Smith
Masonic Lodge in Pinellas Park from
1-3 p.m. Vice Presidents JoAnne
Good and Barbara Killinger invited
ladies who expressed an interest in
learning more about Beta Sigma Phi.
Members from the local chapters
attended to share information about
their chapter's activities.
Laureate Epsilon Theta and Alpha
Zeta Master chapters will host a
reciprocity "Ice Cream Social" for
members of Beta Xi Master on
Saturday, March 1 from 1-3 p.m.
at the Magnolia Club House Card
Room. They will also play "Dirty"
Bingo which always seems to be a
fun time for all.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.













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Gulfport Toastmasters held
their 2014 Table Topics contest
on Wednesday, February 19, with
top honors going to Kelly Wright.
Table Topics is about developing
your ability to organize your
thoughts quickly and respond to
an impromptu question or topic.
In the Table Topics contest, all
contestants are brought into the
room separately and asked the
same question. A panel of judges
evaluates the answers and selects
the winner. The question was "If
you had a reset button, would you
use it and why?" Kelly went on to
give a heartfelt two-minute talk
about the last time she saw her
Mother.
Wright now goes on to compete
at the Area 10 contest on Friday,
February 28, at 6 p.m. The contest
will be held in the Auditorium of the
Education Center at All Children's
Hospital, 701 Fourth Street S.
in downtown St. Petersburg.
Contestants from six different
clubs will be competing with the
winners moving on to the Division
A contest on April 11.
Gulfport Toastmasters meet from
6-7:30 p.m. in the Community
Room at the Gulfport Library,
5501 28th Avenue S. in Gulfport.
For more information, please visit
www.GulfportToastmasters.com
or contact the Vice President of
Membership, Ronalda Hobson, at
727-537-9098.







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Meet "Ruby"
Submitted by Bay Moorings Animal Hospital
On December 9, 2013 at the end of
our work day at Bay Moorings Animal
Hospital, Judy Ellis from Lakewood
Estates pulled into our hospital with a
very frightened and badly injured female
Cane Corso Mastiff that was found on the
Lakewood golf course. "Ruby" as we later
named her, had numerous infected bite
wounds around her neck and torso, had
two severe gaping wounds on her side and
elbow, she had a severe ear infection, was
full of internal parasites and was infested
with fleas. It is our belief that Ruby got
dumped after being illegally used as a
"bait" dog to train fight dogs.
Dr. Scot Trefz and his team at Bay
Moorings Animal Hospital immediately
got this poor girl into the treatment center
to tend to two severe, gaping wounds. The
team stayed with her into the night and
she was thoroughly bathed, medicated and placed in our critical care tank
where she received fluids, food, oxygen, warmth, blankets... and most of all,
a place where she felt protected and secured and got a whole lot of love and
attention from "Dr. Scot" and the staff. She slept A LOT for a few days. "Ruby"
started feeling good right away. She's a very sweet girl and let us know right
away how much she appreciated us and felt safe with us.
Three months later, it's been therapeutic for Ruby to be all fixed up, to learn
to trust, to forget about a lot of the bad she surely knew, and to be treated
humanely and like the wonderful pet she is. She loves her time outside in our
yard and she loves her toys, and she loves the peanut butter bones and chicken
chews that we keep in stock especially for her. It's fitting now how Desiree
came up with the name "Ruby". Despite our fun 3 month journey with her
nursing her back to good health and spoiling her, it's time for us to find Ruby a
forever home of her own that she is very deserving of. So like Dorothy clicking
her ruby slippers and repeating "there's no place like home", will you help us
find a home for Ruby? Ruby is a Cane Corso Black brindle Female, approx. 4
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at PARC (Pinellas Association for Retarded Children). The two-day project
involved 17 Duke Energy Volunteers working six shifts. It was funded by a
$2,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, along with another $2,000
donated by two Duke employees.
The work included painting of the walls and ceiling tiles, relocation of tech
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Dates Set for Summer
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Pinellas County Schools will once
again offer Summer Bridge programs
for eligible children in kindergarten
through 12th grade. Core programs
for elementary, middle and high
school students will run Monday
through Thursday from June 17 to
July 24. Summer Bridge extended
learning programs are aimed at
preventing learning losses and
preparing students for the next grade
level.
The programs, which include
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important for students who are
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but need extra support to stay on
track. Program dates have been
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time to plan their summer activities
around Summer Bridge if needed.
Elementary programs are planned
for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school
programs are planned for 8 a.m.
to noon. High school programs are
planned for 8 to 11 a.m.
Site locations for elementary and
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Summer Bridge. Parents whose
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The Trouble with
Prepaid Debit Cards
If you are hoping that one day soon
I, your humble columnist, will find
the error of my ways and fall in love
with debit cards, you can probably
stop hoping. I doubt if that will ever
happen. In fact, I've just discovered
why I also am not a fan of the prepaid
debit card.
First, a quick definition: A prepaid
debit card, unlike a debit card that
takes money directly from a bank
account, draws from funds stored
right on the card itself. Also called a
reloadable debit card, a prepaid debit
card appeals to a variety of users. The
primary market for prepaid cards
are unbanked people -- those who
do not use banks or credit unions for
their financial transactions, for any
number of reasons.
Prepaid debit cards appear to be
all the rage these days. MasterCard
and Visa market theirs as gift cards.
Government assistance is distributed
in many areas via a prepaid debit
card.
A growing number of American
companies are replacing paychecks
and even direct deposits with
prepaid debit cards issued by their
employers. Employees can use these
cards, which work like debit cards, at
an ATM to withdraw their pay.
And what's so wrong about that? I'll
tell you with one little word: FEES!
In the overwhelming majority of
cases, using a prepaid debit card
involves a fee. If you purchase one for
a birthday gift, you pay a hefty fee
upfront. Then your recipient is going
to pay fees to use it, if it becomes
inactive and even a fee to check on
the available balance. Those fees can
add up quickly.
For example, one provider charges
$1.75 of the available balance on the
card when an employee uses it to
make a withdrawal from an ATM,
$2.95 for a paper statement and $6
to replace the card. Some users even
have to pay a $7 inactivity fee for not
using their cards.
One employee who is paid via
debit card earning minimum wage,
reportedly spends $40 to $50 a month
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on fees associated with his payroll
card. Outrageous!
Recently, Consumer Reports
sampled 16 prepaid cards, rating
them from best to worst. The final
conclusion was that all prepaid cards
are loaded with fees and weak on
protection. Fees vary widely from
one card to the next and include:
initiation or activation fees, monthly
fees, point of sale transaction fees,
cash withdrawal fees, balance
inquiry fees, transaction statements,
including paper and other, customer
service fees, bill payment fees, fees to
add or "load" funds, dormancy fees,
fees to get remaining funds when
closing the account and overdraft or
"shortage" fees.


Whew! That's a lot of fees.
In the case of credit cards, the
issuers expect to earn a profit by
charging interest. And with debit
cards, fees are what keep the issuers
in the black. And that makes me see
red.
If your employer has gone the
payroll debit-card route, contact
your human resources department
or finance/payroll department; you
can often opt out of getting paid
with cards. Sign up for direct deposit
instead, and bank with a low-fee or
no-fee checking account.
If you're in the habit of purchasing
prepaid debit cards to give as gifts,
what are you thinking? Switch to
giving a check or cash.
I know of no good reason you should
be willing to pay a fee of any amount
to have access to your own hard-
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Gulfport Candidate
Challenge (For
Everyone)
very election we see a new
crop of hopefuls, overflowing
with ideas and ideals about
how to make Gulfport better. And
every year, I look at at least one of
the candidates and wonder, "Where
did you come from?" because I will
never have seen them before. I am, if
you follow my Twitter and Facebook
whinings this time of year, an advo-
cate of something not totally unlike
hazing for the candidates.
Look, that's not saying we should
blindfold them and make them walk
naked through the city, or whatever
it is fraternities and sororities do
that's considered hazing (I wasn't re-
ally the sorority type, if you couldn't
tell, so I'm winging it here), but I do
think there should be some sort of
initiation ritual for candidates, be-
yond "filling out the forms properly"
(although that's thinned the herd
more than once, I'll admit.)
This year, I'm helping plan the
Gulfport Historical Society's first-
ever History Hunt which is exactly
what it sounds like, a scavenger hunt
through downtown with some histo-
ry-based clues. I've also, because it's
election season, started obsessing on
one of my favorite topics: how well
elected officials know their city. More
and more I feel as though it would be
totally appropriate to put the hope-
fuls through a fun little test. Sort of
an initiation.
Now, I freely admit I don't have all
the answers and also that I tend to-
wards the -let's call it the "extreme."
Nonetheless, I'd like to propose a
challenge of our own for the candi-
dates and anyone else who wants to
play. And because this is my column,
I've created the questions and chal-
lenges.
So go ahead, take the challenge
yourself. Send me your answers.
Think of it as a preview of the March
29 scavenger hunt. The first 10 peo-
ple to send me the correct answers
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get a free "You Know You're a Gulf-
portian If..." t-shirt. And let's hope
above hope that both our candidates
will rank among the ten winners.
Also, if you're a Worthington or the
town historian, you're not eligible.
That's called "stacking the deck".

1. What is the address of the old har-
bormaster's house?
2. Where is there a tree planted in
honor of the current city manager's
grandmother?
3. Who is Gulfport's "Eve"?
4. What was the name of the restau-
rant where ladies danced topless?
5. Where is Osgood Point?
6. What is the name of the dog the
current mayor adopted at a previous
Get Rescued event?
7. Which former city council mem-
ber makes the hush puppies for the
masses?
8. Name any of the galleries or gal-


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lery owners on Beach Boulevard dur-
ing the first ArtWalk.
9. Name at least two of the busi-
nesses that preceded T and Me Tea
Company.
10. Who founded the Gabber?
11. How long may boats currently
be anchored in waters adjacent to
Gulfport?
12. What are our city boundaries and
which municipalities border us?
13. Are golf carts legal on city
streets?
14. What are the city's two enterprise
funds?
15. Who was Nathan White?
16. Name two buildings which once
had military-related purposes.
17. Why are there two Tangerines?
18. Who was the first mayor?
19. Who was Reese Whitworth?
20. Name five former city council
members and their wards.
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By Robert J. Myers, Esq.
What are the
Responsibilities of a
Successor Trustee?
The use of a revocable living trust
allows the beneficiaries of a trust
to receive the assets of a deceased
trust settlor without requiring
formal Probate Court approval. A
named successor trustee in a trust
document has certain responsibilities
which should be performed in the
administration of the trust. Some
of the ordinary and necessary steps
which a successor trustee should
take in lawful and proper trust
administration are:
A. The trust document should be
reviewed for legal sufficiency and
interpretation as well as each trust
amendment;


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B. The implementation of the
substitution of the successor trustee
should be accomplished;
C. Interested persons concerning the
administration of the trust should be
served with the required notices in a
proper and timely fashion;
D. A successor trustee has a legal
duty to protect, insure and manage
trust assets and may have liability
for the improper accomplishment of
these legal duties;
F. A successor trustee has an
affirmative duty to invest trust
assets in accordance with the prudent
investor rule;
G. A successor trustee is responsible
to make any contributions due to
the personal representative of the
deceased settlor's estate in order to
payfor creditor claims, administrative
expenses and/or estate taxes;
H. A successor trustee has an
obligation to inform and account to
beneficiaries of the trust in a manner
that is lawfully documented;
I. A successor trustee has a
responsibility to make payment or
compromise any claims made by
creditors against trust assets;


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J. A successor trustee is required
to identify and file all tax returns in
a timely and proper manner and is
liable to ensure that all due taxes are
paid;
K. A successor trustee is required
to obtain a nontaxable certificate if
the personal representative of the
deceased settlor's estate has not
obtained the nontaxable certificate
from the State of Florida;
L. A successor trustee is required to
distribute income and/or principal to
beneficiaries of the deceased settlor's
trust and is required to fund any
further trusts provided for in the
trust document; and
M. A successor trustee is obligated
to perform all trust administration
responsibilities as a fiduciary and
should avoid self-dealing, prejudice
or conflicts of interest. A successor
trustee has a duty of impartiality in
the performance of obligations to the
trust beneficiaries.
The above is only a partial list of the
duties of a successor trustee after a
settlor of a trust passes on. Most of
the successor trustee's duties should
be accomplished with the guidance
and assistance of competent legal
counsel.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
Law Offices which is located at
1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite
140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The
telephone number is 727-347-5131.
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this article and other related legal
topics. This column outlines general
legal principles and is not intended
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and ten players.
"That gives three teams at best," he
said. Southwest has an estimated 120
players registered. "It's making it
very difficult for us to form teams."
For the current year, Gulfport and
Southwest will combine teams. Little
Leaguers can play as part of Gulfport
Little League this year, as the teams
have not yet officially merged. This
allows the leagues to have full
teams.
"Lots of leagues do that every year,"
Gulfport Little League President Jon
Harker said. "It happens all the time.
For example, if Azalea has two or
three senior girls, they need at least
10."
Next year, Liberatore said, he sees
the teams merging, pending votes
from both league board of directors
to do so.
"Both presidents have expressed to
me that they're extremely interested,
they both agree that this is the right
thing to do for both communities," he
said.
Gulfport Little League intends,
Harker said, with stipulations, to
proceed with the merger.
"We voted to move forward," Harker
said, "which means talking to the city
manager, Joe Liberatore and talking
to Southwest about doing it. It still
has to go through the city. I have not
really talked to Jim O'Reilly yet. It
still has to go through the city."
Harker said the merger would only
happen after discussions with the
city and if Southwest Little League
voted to merge as well. Gulfport Little
League, for its part, voted approval
with conditions, including that Little
League would stay in Gulfport and
that the name Gulfport Little
League would not change.
Liberatore said the name wouldn't
stay the same and that the teams
would play some games in Gulfport
and others on St. Pete Beach.
"We're trying to work it out so there's
an equal number of games," he said.
The merger is not yet finalized,
Harker said.
"There's a lot of steps that have to
happen before it comes to fruition.
It can't just happen. Yes, the board
took a preliminary vote and yes, the
numbers are down and we want to
see what's best for the kids," he said.

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"I am in favor of it if it benefits the
league. The numbers are down and
it's dwindling more and more every
year. There's a lot of things for kids
to do now. We do not want to do away
with Little League at all. The board
wants what's best for the kids and so
they get to play ball. You can't play
ball when you've only got 40- kids
and seven to eight teams. It doesn't
divide."
Harker said he expects Gulfport
Little League enrollment to increase
in the coming weeks. Parents often
register kids at the last minute,
and "we usually end up around 100"
kids.
Higher enrollment could stop the
merger, Liberatore said, and even
if the two leagues do merge, with
enough enrollment, Gulfport could
one day have its own Little League
again.
"Nothing is forever," Liberatore
said, adding that Little League
prefers more "hometown" leagues
and if enrollment increased to 200,
Gulfport could reform.
"There was a day when Gulfport had
200 kids playing ball, and I would
love to see that day return," he said.
The merger, which will need approval


from Little League International,
wouldn't happen until next spring.
"Nothing would happen for this
year," Harker said. "It would be for
next year."
Liberatore says he hopes, should the
two leagues merge, that the teams
can still play some games at Lum
Atkinson field.
"We don't want to relinquish the
fields in Gulfport," he said. "You all
have some of the nicest fields."
Gulfport City Council just voted to
offer Little League a one-dollar-a-
year lease and to pay the power bill
for six months out of the year. Little
League has not yet signed the lease.
During the lease discussions,
O'Reilly said the subject of the two
leagues merging did not arise.
Gulfport Little League received its
charter in 1954, making it the second
oldest charter in the area. It's also
one of the select few leagues with a
city's name as part of its name.
Tuesday night, O'Reilly wasn't ready
to surrender Gulfport Little League.
"We have a lot to talk about this
before this ever happens," he said.

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322-0049.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $4.50
per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
ABC JUNK CARS
We've Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Un-
wanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No
Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or
Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710
Gabber February 27- March 5, 2014


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S Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


$495 Deliver
Many more to choose from.
Value First Auto Sales
8021 4th Street North St. Pete
727-578-2345

GOT A CAR
YOU WANT TO SELL?
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Call Now! 727-
400-1910.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $4.50
per issue. Call 321-6965.

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RANGES $125 Refrigerators All Sizes, Wash-
er/Dryer Sets $249, Stackables, Portables,
also Wholesale Mattresses. New & Pre-
Owned. All Service Prompt. We Finance. We
Buy. See What's Free. Service Calls $44, $22
w/repair. Open 7 Days. Call 727-546-3226
WOW! LARGE DARK BROWN-Leather Re-
cliner/loveseat with Center Console for stor-
age plus 2 cup holders. Excellent Condition.
$175. obo 727-324-9847. Must sell by 3/5/14.


LAWN MOWERS
ALL KINDS
Please Call Frank at 727-418-8297.

Racket Restringing .| I
35 Years of Stringing .....:*.::'
Imn Barrancoffo to **
Experience is "
the Difference

r& 727-776-1646
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $4.50
per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large
300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations.
Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936.
STORE CLOSING-All Fixtures and Displays.
Can See 10am-4pm. Monday-Saturday. 350A
Corey Ave.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
ELECTRIC BIKE-25 miles hour $400. 727-
254-2330


MEDICAL EQUIPMENT- Invacare Reliant 350
Powerlift Sit to Stand. List Price $4000, Used 1
month, $1500 o.b.o. 727-381-2951.


BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25' to 55' Sail
of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample
Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465.


GO TO WORK
AND GET A KISS!
Dog Grooming as a Career that Loves You
Back. Certified Vendor for Vocational Rehabili-
tation. Approved for veteran training. Pet own-
ers workshop, learn to groom your own dog
sceond Saturday of each month.
www.academyofanimalarts.com
727-517-9546.
2YR OLD MALE CAT NEEDS-Loving home.
727-272-5905.


WE HAVE TOOLS, PLANTS- Reptile Tank,
Full Sized Metal Bunk w/Desk. Saturday, 9-?
3762 18th Ave. N.
PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $15.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Monaghan Car Care Center gives notice of
foreclosure of lein and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on March 18, 2014 at 9:00A.M. at 6584
50th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709 pursu-
ant to sub-section 713.78 of the Florida stat-
utes. Monagahan Car Care Center reserves
the right to accept or reject any/and all bids.
1988 Chevrolet 1500
VIN.# 1GCDC14ZOJZ114326


FURNITURE & TOOLS! -5870 27th Ave. S.
Lots of misc. Sat. 9-noon.
CARPORT SALE- Saturday, March 1. 8a.m.-
12p.m. Nottingham BIdg. 6075 Shore Blvd.
S. Early Birds Welcome. Many great items at
good prices.
TOWN SHORES CARPORT SALE- Man-
chester, 6025 Shore Blvd. S., Saturday, 8-1 p.m.
Household, kitchen items, furniture, bake sale.
Treasures Galore, Everything Must Go!
WE GO THERE! 321-6965








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ESTATE SALE-6043 2nd Ave S., Friday & Sat-
urday. 8-4P.M. Furniture, Electric Beds, Misc.
MOORING'S
OF MAXIMO SALE
Condos, 4908 38th Way South. Furniture, Dec-
orations, Piano, Lots of Misc. Some Antiques.
Pre-Sale 2/28, 8-? Regular Sale 3/1, 8-?
FURNITURE SALE-6025 Shore Blvd. S. #309
Manchester Bldg. Saturday 8am-?
WHITE ELEPHANT & BAKE SALE- Patriot
Square (37th St. So. Behind K-Mart), Sat., 3/1,
8-12, Huge Complex Sale, Everything from
A-Z
HUGE INDOOR/OUTDOOR SALE- 4801
37th St. N,. Saturday 3/1, 9-4p.m. Furniture
Household, More! Proceeds Support our Lo-
cal Veterans. Sponsored by DAV Ch.13.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY 3/1, 9-4- Furni-
ture, household goods, misc. 548 Oleander
Way. S.
ESTATE SALE- 4505 9th Ave. N. 3/1, 8-2p.m.
Painted Furniture, Home Accessories, Framed
Prints, Pottery/Glassware.
BIG SALE!-Fri., Sat. & Sun. 9-4p.m. 4621
23rd Ave. S. Collector plates, Cobalt Blue,
Fenton, milk glass, Noritake china, Currier &
Ives, cookware, other household goods, cook-
books, playboy mags. Vintage Dresses, Hats,
Plants.


PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni-
net days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. Thank You, Jesus.
G.F.
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN 0
most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruit-
ful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother
of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist
me in my necessity. 0 star of the sea, help me
and show me here you are my mother. 0 Holy
Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom
of my heart to succor me in necessity (make
request). There are none that can withstand
your power. 0 Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3
times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your
hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consec-
utive days and then you must publish it and it
will be granted to you.
4ELENA


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PUBLIC NOTICE


March 4, 2014

March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014

March 11, 2014

March 12, 2014

March 18, 2014

March 19, 2014


City Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Planning & Zoning Board
6:30pm
City Council Workshop
4:00 pm
Teen Council
3:00 pm
Board of Adjustment
NO MEETING
City Council Meeting
CANCELLED
Historic Preservation Committee
5:30 pm


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S. PASADENA 2BR/1BA HOUSE- Utility
Room, Excellent location close to Publix, ten-
ants pay all utilities except garbage pick-up.
$865/Mo. 727-345-7036.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $15 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, PA. at
727-822-2200.
NEED A NEW PROPERTY MANAGER?
Repair Bills to High? Call Dan Yingst Realty
Today. Accepting New Gulfport/Pasadena Ac-
counts 727-321-5258.
CHARMING UPDATED BUNGALOW- 3862
12th Ave. S. 2BR, Large Patio (1 BR HA Vouch-
er ok) $750-$850. 727-347-3555.
S. PASADENA- Unfurnished 1BR/1BA Apt.
$650/Mo., Large Efficiency, $550/Mo. Excel-
lent Location, Walk to Grocery Stores/Banks/
Pharmacies, Located on Busline. Sorry, no
pets. Call Kim, 727-541-2578 or Joanne, 421-
2555.
ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efficiency, Newly
Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off
Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/mainte-
nance. 727-804-5694.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-AII utilities in-
cluded. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Computer
Tutor, Maintenance person, and Housekeeper,
Possible live-in. 727-289-3588.


1626 49TH ST. S. GULFPORT- Beauty Sa-
lon, Fully Equiped, 4-stations, Water Included.
1638 49th St. S. Office/Store available. 727-
527-6102.
NOW LEASING OFFICE SPACE At the Ex-
ecutive Bldg., 1135 Pasadena Ave. S. Close to
Shopping & Hospital. Ideal for small business
owner. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927..


VACATION APT. FURNISHED- Available
Jan.-April 2015. Monday, 1BR/BA on the bay
near beach. 727-360-6124.




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BY OWNER- Town Shores
Diplomat, 1BR/1.5BA, 1174 Sq. Ft. Ground
Floor, Panoramic Bay View. All New Through-
out: windows, tile flooring, granite counters,
appliances, etc. Front row covered parking.
$139,000. Serious Buyers Only 813-343-
8918.
MOVE-IN READY!- 3210 36th Ave. N.
3BR/2BA, 1653hsf, Total Remodel: new roof,
windows, a/c, kitchen, cabinets, appliances,
tile floors. $146,500 Easy Show, David Hunter,
727-244-0989. CRR.
MAGNIFICENT VIEW- of Tampa Bay. On
Beach Drive, S.E. St. Petersburg. Duplex Block
Home. 2BR/1 BA/2CG/ $299K. Owner will hold
$99,000 mortgage. 727-623-9532. A.M.

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WATERFRONT 2/2 TREASURE ISLAND-
Tennis & Yacht Club. 1,300 Sq. Ft., corner unit,
new windows, W/D, fantastic views. 2 parking
spaces, offered at $229,900. Call Karen Vogel,
PA. 727-542-9384. COASTAL PROPERTIES
GROUP INTERNATIONAL.

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2005 CUSTOM BUILT HOME
located directly overlooking
Tranquil Wood Ibis Park
Imagine waking each morning to this
beautiful waterfront scene. Steps to
Pasadena Yacht Club Golf and Fitness
Center. Updated Family Home you have to
see to believe. This home is perfect for a
growing family, with loads of room to raise
your children.
Preview online at Realtor.com
Area 33707 MLS#U7606271
Price Negotiable at $519,000


4,a'r BILL SAMPSON JR.
Rea Group 727-776-7280 Realtor
Buying or Selling?
Who's On First? Seminole-on-the-Green Villas.
2/211 w/ direct golf course views
$179,900
What's On Second? Nottingham #201
Unique 2/2 corner floor plan w/ panoramic ,
views of bay & community waterways. This '.
is a dream you can make come true
$129,500
The Sampsons have been earning your business 1I0
ever 30 years. Call for your lisling appointment lodayl

OPEN WATER VIEW-For Sale by Owner. Town
Shores Condo Diplomat #508. 1BR/1.5BA,
$129,000. Call 727-384-4903.
WATERFRONT MOBILE PARK- S. Pasadena,
Doublewide, 2BR/1BA, Furnished, Glassed
Florida Room, All Amenities. Covered Car-
port, 2 Sheds, $28,500. 401-855-1284.
FURNISHED SPACIOUS 2/2 CONDO- On
the Island! St. Pete Beach, two blocks to Up-
ham Beach. Lots of windows, corner unit, 2nd
floor. Laundry on site, parking. Can rent for in-
come. Offered at $139,000. Call Karen Vogel,
PA. 727-542-9384. COASTAL PROPERTIES
GROUP INT'L.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEW-for a fraction of
the Price! 1BR/1.5BA, Completely Updated.
1175sqft. Embassy Bldg. Town Shores 4th
floor. 727-365-4067.
DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNER- Apt. A
unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation
rental. Totally restored.
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
CHARMING GULFPORT BUNGALOW-
2BR/1 BA, plus bonus room with additional
kitchen & bath. Wood/Tile floors. Includes
newer furniture, appliances and laundry.
Landscaped w/citrus, fenced patio & 2 sheds.
$195,000.541-829-7309
Jaimeframe@aol.com
TOWN SHORES ETON #102-Updated Open
Floor, Carport, Deluxe, 1060sqft. 1BR/1BA.
Must See, Great Buy! $74,900 440-382-9772.


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JUNGLE TERRACE
2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/
recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck and
heated pool. $159,900. Agents 3%. 727-343-
7829.

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condo features an open floor plan, new windows and fans. Carport #39.............. PRICED TO SELL $129,500
Avalon #201- 2BR/2BA, deluxe end unit, shutters, carport........... CONTRACT PENDING $99,000
Kenmore #607. 1BR/1BA, standard. As-is........... CONTRACT PENDING $54,900
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Diplomat #104- 2BR/2BA, open bay views, carport....................................................... $154,900
Jam ison #210. 2BR/2BA, standard floor plan, carport......................................................... $95,000
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Embassy #311. 2BR/2BA, deluxe condo, unfurnished.................................... ANNUAL $1200/mo


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727-723-4164 ,;iW
Kenmore #401- 2/2 standard end unit,
immaculate, furnished, pool in backyard,
covered parking... $99,000
Manchester #607- 2/2 standard, loads of
upgrades. Tenants in place thru 2/15. Great
investment... $133,500
Diplomat #903-
2/2 deluV 17 $174,900
OPENSUNDAY1-3pm -Jamison #314-
2/2 deluxe, wide open floor plan, stunning
new kitchen. Beautiful tile in kitchen, dining
room and Florida room. Florida room has
new windows & shutters. Pool in backyard.
Covered parking... $129,900


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All Inclusive Amenities:
3 Chef Prepared Meals Served Restaurant Style
Housekeeping & Laundry Service
Emergency Response System
Scheduled Transportation to Shopping
and Appointments
Life Enrichment Program
24-hour Licensed Nurse on Property
Non-Evacuation Property

SEMINAR. Friday, March 7th at 2pm
Bill LaTorre, DC, will discuss the causes and
pain-relieving treatment options for
Peripheral Neuropathy, <
an often misdiagnosed problem.
FREE seminar. Reservation needed. Space limited.
Please RSVP to 727-536-9900

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About Dr. LaTorre
Dr. LaTorre has treated thousands of patients as a
certified Chiropractor, and is considered the authority
in the Bay Area for neuropathy treatment. Whether
they've come to him after years of chronic arthritis,
^ back or headache pain, acute pains like those caused
l by trauma from a car accident or a fall, stomach
problems, to manage weight after years of trying, to end the suffering
caused by asthma and allergies, Dr. LaTorre has helped heal so many that
thought they never would or could feel well and strong again.

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a match to the bottom of them."


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