Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: March 8, 1996
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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 5, Number 5 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER 8 March 21 March 1996

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Administration Files

Additional Complaints 7 ll4

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S. January 25. 1996 Charges


Commissioners Tolliver (R) shakes an angry finger at
Chairperson Mosconis (L) as Commissioner Williams (C) look

Commissioners Clash

on Security Issue

Commissioner Edward Tolliver and Chairperson Jimmy Mosconis
engaged in a heated debate at the regular March 5 meeting after the
matter of security was brought before the board for further consider-
Chairperson Mosconis brought up for the second consecutive meet-
ing the matter of having the locks changed in the courthouse to pre-
vent thefts from courthouse employees. However, after bringing up
the security matter, Mosconis wasn't able to get too many words in.
edgewise about the subject as Commissioner Tolliver repeatedly stood
up, sat down, pounded the table and shook a pointed finger at the
chairperson while arguing quite loudly.
Commissioner Tolliver stated that the board was pointing fingers at
an African-American juvenile who had been accused of stealing $500
from the tax collector's office while performing community service
hours. Tolliver noted that very little had been said about Carol Wil-
son, who embezzled over $3000 from the tax collector's office. Mosco-
nis noted that Wilson had been caught, though the person who stole
the $500 had not been caught.
County Clerk of Court Kendall Wade argued against changing the
locks; he noted that all constitutional officers had vaults and needed
to make sure that all money was placed in them at the end of each
working day. "We can change all the locks in the works and we still
won't be able to do anything about this," said Wade. However, Mr.
Wade suggested placing a surveillance system in the courthouse.
Commiissioner Tolliver also argued against having a surveillance sys-
tern installed.
When Mosconis attempted to discuss the possibility of a surveillance
system, Tolliver interrupted and stated, "That's your problem, Jimmy.
If you want security, you do it yourself. You can come here and stand
guard when it's closed if you want."
Mosconis asked if could speak and Tolliver replied, "No, because
whatever you've got to say is wrong."
The board had passed a motion 4-1 (Commissioner Tolliver voting
Nay) to change all of the locks in the courthouse at their February 20
meeting. The board concluded their meeting without rescinding their
February 20 decision to change the locks.

Exceptions Rejected

Wastewater Permit

Ordered for Resort Village
The Exceptions filed by Petitioners to the Recommended Order for
issuing a wastewater permit to Resort Village were rejected by Vir-
ginia Wetherall, Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection
DEP) on February 23, 1996. This is the final agency action in the
application for a wastewater permit by Dr. Ben Johnson, character-
ized by Secretary Wetherall as a "..classic case of a battle of witnesses."
The Petitioners included Dr. Tom Adams, Lusia Dende-Gallio, Harry
Buzzett, Charles and Marie Duncklee, Don and Marta Thompson, W.
Whitney and Dorothy Slaght, and Franklin County.
Oneyear ago, on January 27. 1995, the DEP issued a Notice of Intent
to issue permit No. 325845 to Resort Village for the construction of
an advanced wastewater treatment plant.and associated reuse/land
application system intended to serve the proposed St. George Island
Resort Village in Franklin County.
Petitioners challenged the intent to issue the proposed permit by re-
questing a formal hearing, which was held in Apalachicola on Sep-
tember 6-8, 1995. DOAH Hearing Officer Ella Jane P. Davis (Hearing
Officer) heard the oral testimony from the petitioners and Resort Vil-
The Hearing Officer subsequently entered her Recommended Order.
on January 10, 1996, finding that the applicant, Resort Village, had
provided reasonable assurances that the proposed advanced waste-
water treatment facility would not violate the appropriate state laws
or relevant DOE rules.
On January 25, 1996, petitioners, except Franklin County, filed ex-
ceptions to the Order. On February 9, the Respondents (Resort Vil-
lage, DEP) filed exceptions to the exceptions, as the matter moved to
the Secretary of DEP for final agency action.
The Agency Decision
In her preface to the agency decision, Ms. Wetherall reviewed relevant
aspects of the Florida Law on such reviews, pointing out, ".. .a review-
Continued on page 12

The State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration, has filed
Administrative Complaints against Provident Medical Corporation and
Emerald Coast Hospital, alleging two violations of failing to provide
examinations of rape victims and two violations of statutory require-
ments for rendering emergency treatment to sexual assault victims.
Count I alleges that on May 28, 1995, a request was made of the
Emergency Department by a 28-year-old woman who reported being
the victim of non-concensual sexual intercourse. The request was
also made at the Emerald Coast Hospital by a deputy of the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office in the course of the investigation. The Emer-
gency Department physician refused to perform the exam at the hos-
pital, and the victim was referred to Bay Medical Center.
A second count alleges the hospital physician in the Emergency De-
partment failed to sign a certification required by Florida Statutes.
Count III involved a September 7, 1995 request for Emerald Coast
Emergency Department assistance for examination and services un-
der the provision of treatment for sexual assault victims. The same
request was also made on the premises on behalf of a 30-year-old
woman by a deputy of the Franklin County Sheriffs Office in the
course of investigation.
Count IV further alleges the hospital failed to provide emergency ser-

Florida Statutes (FS) and $10,000 per violation of Section 395.1041
December 27. 1995 Charges
Reported in the Chronicle on January 12, 1996, the two counts al-
leged against Emerald Coast Hospital involved the Agency for Health
Care Administration's intention to impose a fine of $10,000 per viola-
tion for failure to provide emergency services to a child.
The child's mother, on November 7, 1994, was advised by staff of the
Emerald Coast Emergency Department to take the child to Tallahas-
see to see a pediatric urologist, take the child home to get a urine
specimen, attempt to obtain a specimen at the Emergency Depart-
ment, or take the child to the Nemour's clinic in Eastpoint.
Count II involved a Match 23, 1995 request made to Emerald Coast
Hospital's Emergency Department for services and care for another
child in acute abdominal pain. The Emergency Department physi-
cian did not examine the child, according to the complaint, but re-
ferred the child to the Nemours Clinic.
Response of Emerald Coast
With regard to the December 27, 1996 complaint; Emerald Coast
. Hospital responded to Marshall Kelley, Director, Health Quality As-
surance in the Agency for Health Care Administration:
...Although we feel strongly that an administrative hearing
should not be required to resolve this matter, we wish to pro-
tect our right to a hearing and, as a result, this letter should be
considered our formal request for such a hearing should one
become necessary in the future.
We are surprised and concerned to learn that the State is pur-
suing any kind of fine for these alleged violations. We are one of
the State's statutory Rural Disproportionate Share Hospitals.
The greatest portion of our business is Medicare, Medicaid and
free work. As a result, we are far more likely to be "dumped
upon" rather than to be guilty of a "dumping violation" our-
selves, and in fact, we have had no past history of such activ-
ity. Because of our disproportionate share status, it will place a
Continued on page 3

St. George Island

Resident Takes Own Life

The life of 52 year old St. George
Island resident Charles Gordon
Crabtree came to a violent end or
March 4 by what authorities are
calling a suicide.
According to Sheriff Warren
Roddenberry of the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department,
Deputy Carl Whaley and Officer
Michael Moore were dispatched to
Crabtree's residence at 12:50 a.m.
as a result of a telephone call by
Crabtree's wife to authorities. Ac-
cording to the department's re-
port, Charles Crabtree had been
experiencing stress and depres-
sion due to unknown factors. No
suicide note had been left to indi-
cate Mr. Crabtree's motives. Sher-
iff Roddenberry confirmed that a
pathology examination revealed
that Mr. Crabtree had consumed
alcohol prior to committing sui-

Mr. Crabtree had allegedly fired a
12 gauge shotgun twice before
turning the firearm on himself
and taking his own life. The
department's report reveals that'
Crabtree first fired his shotgun
from the back porch of his resi-
dence. He then allegedly told his
wife that he was going to kill him-
self. His wife, in turn, locked her-
self in her bedroom. Mr. Crabtree
then allegedly entered his bath-
room, discharged his weapon
through the bathroom's wall and
then shot himself in the head. Ms.
Crabtree. allegedly contacted au-
thorities after her husband had
discharged his weapon a third
time. Authorities found the body
of Mr. Crabtree in his bathtub.
Mr. Crabtree had been a financial
advisor for the proposed
Greenpoint project located in

Developer John Miller III shows revised construction plans
to the board.

Lawsuit Hovers Over

Proposed Taco Bell

Construction plans for a proposed
Taco Bell & Chevron Convenience
Store on the Corner of Avenue E
and Market Street in Apalachico-
la took a major step forward with
a 6-1 (Wesley Chesnut voting Nay)
vote by the Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning Committee to approve
architectural review of the struc-
In an effort, to appease both city
officials and Chevron distributors,
developer John Miller, III told
planning and zoning board mem-
bers that his revised project de-
sign was the best compromise
that he could offer the commit-
tee. "We've read the ordinance,"
noted Miller, "We don't see any-
thing that says that you really
can't do this type of construction."
Some changes to the newly re-
vised project include: removal of
the facility's atrium, a shift in roof
style from a sponge exchange
style to a triangular tin roof, a
more prominent canopy that in-
cludes a shade of blue that
matches Chevron's corporate
hallmark color.
While several in attendance com-
plained of changes in the project's
design, resident and merchant
Anne Epperson announced that
Andrea Bacot and she had filed
an administrative appeal against
the planning and zoning commit-
tee concerning their previous de-
cision to approve said construc-
tion plans on the Corner of Av-
enue E and Market Street.
Epperson said that she had filed
her appeal on December 27, 1995
to the 2nd District Court. She said
that she had secured Attorneys
Barbara Sanders and Rachel
Chesnut as counsel in the mat-
Ms. Epperson stated that the pro-
posed construction may have
harmful traffic and safety reper-
cussions on the City of Apalachi-
cola. "Has the D.O.T. (Department

of Transportation) done a detailed
daily traffic survey comprising of
more than one day of activity of
where U.S. Highway 98 intersects
Market Street," questioned
Epperson. She continued, "Plac-
ing a convenience station with gas
pumps at this location creates a
potential fire problem and hazard
for the residential area adjacent
to this station." Ms. Epperson
urged the planning and zoning
committee for a more complete
interpretation of zoning regula-
tions in order to assess the com-
patibility of the proposed project
with existing businesses.
Other areas of concern mentioned
by Epperson included the sale of,
alcohol within view of a church, a
potential increase of crime as a-
result of a 24 hour convenience
store, the violation of historic ap-
propriateness and the fate of two
live oak trees on the corner of
Fourth Street and Highway 98.
Epperson posed the following
questions to the board: "Does the
proposed venture comply with all
federal regulations, as well as
state and local regulations? Could

Anne Epperson

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Notes from the
March 5 Franklin
County Commission
Superintendent of Public Works
Prentice Crum noted that a
county owned Mack Truck had
sustained $3500 worth of dam-
age on February 21, when the
vehicle turned over on its side af-
ter attempting to go around a
curve. Mr. Crum said that the
driver was not seriously hurt.
"we're gonna approach that curve
from a different point next time,"
concluded Crum.

County Planner Alan Pierce noted
that the St. George Island bike
path would be completed within
the next thirty days. He stated
that the county would only need
to erect one or two warning signs
at the entrance of the path.

The board voted 4-1 (Commis-
sioner Ed Tolliver voting Nay) to
allocate an emergency bid of
$2500 to C.W. Roberts for the
paving and patching of roads lo-
cated on the intersection of Gulf
Beach Drive and Island Drive.
Commissioner Tolliver felt that
the board was making special
considerations for St. George Is-
land. "Why do we declare St.
George Island as an
emergency...because St. George
Island is St. George Island. I don't
think it's such a saint to me," said

Solid Waste Director Van Johnson
announced that the Small County
Landfill Closure Reimbursement
Grant had been approved by the
State of Florida. The Grand will
allocate 7.486 million dollars be-
tween 16 counties. Franklin
County will receive $123,228 from
the grant. "You can do whatever
you want with this (money)," in-
structed Johnson, "There are no
earmarks on it."

Solid Waste Director Van Johnson
announced that a program en-
titled, "Magic of Recycling," would
be presented throughout the
schools of Franklin County. The
program, said Johnson, will in-
struct students about recycling
with the aid of magic.
The program will be led by magi-
cian Timothy Wenks, who will
perform such slight-of-hand
stunts as changing garbage into
recyclable items. The event will
take place on March 18. It will
begin at Brown Elementary
School at 8 a.m., continue at
Chapman Elementary School at
9:45 a.m. and conclude at Carra-
belle High School at 1 p.m. The
event is paid for through grant
money to the solid waste depart-

Solid Waste Director Van Johnson
informed commissioners that he
had met with representatives of
Argus Services to discuss tipping
fees..Johnson noted that Argus
representatives related to him
that they were in "no hurry" to
increase tipping fees and were
presently negotiating their own
contract with incinerator owners

The board declined to take'action
on a request from Nelson & Clare
Viles to have 100 feet of pipe
placed in a ditch on the west side
of the Tillie Miller Bridge. County
Engineer Joe Hamilton informed
board members that thhe cost of
materials was estimated at
S1800. He said that Nelson Viles
had offered to pay $500 to have
the work completed. Hamilton
recommended against approval of
the work. Commissioner Tolliver
noted, "That would be going
against our policy. Let's leave it
like it is." Commissioner Bevin
Putnal argued that, if a culvert
was not placed in the ditch, it
would erode surrounding proper-
ties. Tolliver replied, "They can
build it back up." Joe Hamilton
noted that the Department of
Transportation had admitted par-
tial responsibility for the state of
the said ditch, but still refused to
pay for the materials or labor.
"They don't feel very guilty then,"
responded Chairperson Jimmy

At the request of Dan Tonsmeire
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, the board
directed County Engineer Joe
Hamilton to work with Tonsmeire

to inspect the county's
stormwater management sites.
Commissioner Tolliver asked
Tonsmeire why the free-flowing
aquifers on St. George Island had
been plugged. "They've been op-
erating for thousands of years."
Tonsmeire replied that they
plugged for water conservation
reasons, though the matter was
really out of his control

The board unanimously voted to
pass a resolution in support of
voluntary school prayer in the
schools of Franklin County. Com-
missioner Bevin Putnal said that
the Gulf County board of commis-
sioners had passed such a reso-
lution in support of school prayer.
"Is that Pat Buchanan's motion,"
joked Tolliver. Chairperson Jimmy
Mosconis suggested that the mat-
ter might be the responsibility of
the school board. Putnal stated
that the board could pass any
resolution it desired. County At-
torney Al Shuler also advised
board members that they could
pass any resolution they desired.
Commissioner Mosconis men-
tioned that a moment of silent
reflection was already permitted
in the schools. Commissioner Tol-
liver said that silent prayer was
not enough of a help to students.

County Clerk of Court Kendall
Wade introduced an investment
possibility to the board in a fund
entitled, Florida Counties Invest-
ment Trust Fund. Wade explained
that the fund's return for 1995
was 10.51%, while the returns for
other money market funds aver-
aged 5.7%. Mr. Wade encouraged
the board to invest one million
dollars of county revenue in the
fund. "You don't get any safer
than treasury bills." noted Wade.
The Florida Counties Investment
Trust Fund has held 227.7 mil-
lion dollars in assets for 22 coun-
ties as of December 29, 1995. The
four year old trust fund has aver-
aged 6.0% in returns, while other
money market funds have aver-
aged 4.0% in the past four years.
Those counties recently investing
in the said fund include: Duval,
Gulf, Jackson, Madison and
Santa Rosa Counties.
The board initially voted 4-1
(Chairperson Mosconis voting
Nay) to invest one million dollars
within the said trust fund. Mosco-
nis complained that the trust fund
was only four years old. He urged
board members to find out more
about the trust fund, before mak-
ing such a critical decision. The
board later agreed to rescind their
previous motion and opted to wait
until the next meeting when Ken
Kent, a representative from the
Florida Counties Investment
Trust fund addressed the board.

County Clerk of Court Kendall
Wade informed board members
that Emerald Coast Hospital had
requested relief from property
taxes and compensation for indi-
gent care expenses.
In a correspondence letter from
Emerald Coast Hospital Admin-
istrator Kenneth Dykes to Attor-
ney Ben Watkins on February 23,
Dykes noted. "Provident (Medical
Corporation) has consistently
maintained that it is improper for
the County to tax its own prop-
erty and pass that obligation
along to provident. At the same
time, Provident has provided at
least $1,239,315.95 in uncom-
pensated-care to Franklin County
without any indigent care reim-
bursement from the County."
"They don't want to pay anything
to anybody and just have the hos-
pital there?" questioned Commis-
sioner Putnal.
Mr. Wade stated that a lease
agreement with Emerald Coast
Hospital specified that property
taxes were to be paid. He also
noted that the indigent care ex-
penses quoted by Emerald Coast
Hospital were questionable. "I
have a real problem with these fig-
-ures," explained Wade, "I don't
know how it's coming out."
In a correspondence letter from
Janice Hicks of the HRS Franklin
County Public Health Unit to
Kendall Wade on February 28,
Hicks noted that she did not have
bills from Emerald Coast Hospi-
tal from 1989-1992. She noted
that records are kept for only two
years and then destroyed. Hicks
noted that the year of 1995 was
the most expensive billing year on
record and included $74,291.40
of indigent care costs. "If you
multiply that figure by seven
years," concluded Hicks, "Your
total indigent care cost for seven
years would be $520,039.80."
Mr. Dykes also requested in his
correspondence to Attorney
Watkins that a "working group"
be formed between Chairperson
Mosconis, County Tax Collector
Jimmy Harris, Kendall Wade,
Provident Medical Corporation
Owner Hu Steeley and he to work
out a solution to the said issues.
The board, however, agreed to
have County Attorney Al Shuler
direct Emerald Coast Hospital to
follow their lease agreement with
the county.

County Clerk Kendall Wade in-
formed .board members that he
had recently conducted an inven-
tory at Emerald Coast Hospital.

He said that some items may be
in question concerning property
numbers on certain items. Con-
tacted after the meeting, Mr. Wade
said that he would have his in-
ventory report completed within
the next week.

The board, appointed David But-
ler to the newly organized Jobs
and Education Partnership board.
Other members of the board in-
clude Ted Mosteller, Kristin
Anderson and Chuck Marks.

The board decided against the
proposed plans to rebuild the old
officers club in Lanark Village.
According to a February 21 letter
of correspondence from Ralph
Dietz, president of the Lanark Vil-
lage Association, to Commissioner
Raymond Williams, Dietz advised
that the Lanark Village Associa-
tion agreed with Building Inspec-
tor Roscoe Carroll that the facil-
ity should be demolished.
Those reasons for demolishing the
structure included: The property
does not have access to Highway
98 and would require county im-
provement to Neumann Drive
and/or Parker Avenue and Pine
Street. Dietz noted that the
Lanark Village Association does
not wanted added traffic to the
already "crowded streets." Dietz
further noted that two restau-
rants had already been built and
closed in the-location of the old
officer's club. "We don't need to
allow another one to be built, es-
pecially on land zoned residen-
tial," noted Dietz. Finally, Mr.
Dietz argued that the Lanark Vil-
lage Associationi did not want to
have such a business in the pro-
posed location that may acquire
a liquor license.

County Planner Alan Pierce an-
nounced that David Hines of the
Eastpoint Water and Sewer De-
artment had received a
500,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant for sewer, wa-
ter and road improvements. Mr.
Hines submitted the grant'on be-
half of Julian Webb and Associ-

The board adopted a Conceptual
Approval Agreement and Confi-
dentially Agreement submitted by
Florida Communities Trust for the
purchase at Porter's Bar, which
is known as Indian Shores Sub-
division. Mr. Pierce stated that the
adopted area would be developed
into a park.

The board agreed to allocate
$15,000 from the Boating Im-
provement Trust Fund to dredge
two existing county boat ramps
at the end of Ferry Dock Road and
Patin Drive.

The board agreed to reimburse
FEMA for failing to complete work
to rebuild berms on Dog Island.
The county had received $25,000
in advance from F.E.M.A.

The board agreed to submit a let-
ter to the Department of Trans-
portation requesting reimburse-
ment for work completed by the
county on C.C. Land Road. Alan
Pierce stated that F.E.M.A. would
not pay the $39,000 of reimburse-
ment requested by the county,
but that the Federal Highway Ad-
ministration would provide reim-

The board declined to take action
on an. offer from Emerald Coast
Hospital to have Emergency Man-
agement Training personnel pro-
vide 20 road department employ-
ees with CPR training for $20 per
person. The board decided to
check first with the health depart-
ment to see if CPR training was
available at a discounted rate.
Commissioner Dink Braxton also
noted that his wife was a CPR in-

The board voted to cease and de-
sist fill activities that have oc-
curred within wetlands contigu-
ous to Cash Bayou, Section 15,
Township 08 South, Range 06
West, Green Point U.S.G.S. Quad-
rangle Map, east of County Road
65, northeast of Eastpoint.
In a February 26 letter of corre-
spondence from Terry Rice of the
District Corps of Engineers to
County Planner Alan Pierce, Rice
noted that Franklin County was
in violation of Section 404 of the
Clean Water Act, which prohibits
the discharge of dredged or fill
material into waters of the United
States and adjacent wetlands
unless authorized by a Depart-
ment of Army permit. "Civil fines
of up to $25,000 per day of viola-
tion, criminal fines of up to
$50,000 per day of violation, and
imprisonment are provided along.
with injunctive relief, including
restoration of the area," noted

Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore, Director of Resi-
dent Relations Royal American
Management, appeared before the
board of commissioners and re-
quested unemployment figures as
a result of the net ban. She stated
that her company owns the East-
point Apartments and that there
were some single mothers living
at the facility who were having
difficulty seeking employment.
Ms. Moore asked board members

what they were doing to boost
Employment possibilities.
The board noted that they have
been working to construct a
prison in Eastpoint, which is ex-
pected to provide numerous jobs.
"There's a lot of opportunities for
jobs," noted Commissioner Brax-
ton, "They may not be the type of
jobs that everyone wants, but
there are jobs out there." Brax-
ton stated that many convenience
stores continually advertised for
employees. Chairperson Jimmy
Mosconis joked, "Did you bring
some jobs from Bay County?" He
later noted, "We're open to any
new business coming into Fran-
klin County."

The board agreed to continue its
suit against Robert Heron with a
pretrial order for March 15.
Chairperson Mosconis suggested
that the board try to reach a com-
promise on the matter with
Heron, though Commission Toll-
iver urged board members to fight
the matter out in court. "We
shouldn't cut him any slack," said
Tolliver. County Planner Alan
Pierce also recommended that the
county hold their position in the
suit. The matter is expected to
resolved in a one day trial before
Judge William Gary.

County Attorney Al Shuler noted
that Developer Ben Johnson had
received a recommendation order
for construction of an Aerobic
Water Treatment Plant east of
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hearing. Shuler advised board
members that there was not rea-
son to oppose the Johnson project
at its present juncture.
Commissioner Tolliver inquired as
to what Mr. Johnson planned to
build on the proposed site. Attor-
ney Shuler replied, "Hotels, mo-
tels, restaurants and shops, I
guess." Commissioner Tolliver
noted that Ben Johnson would
have to bring many other plans
of development before the board
for approval. "He's gonna' have to
come before God and Uncle Ed
before he gets anything done,"
declared Tolliver


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Assn on Cape

San Bias

Another homeowner association
has been taken over by owners
who will manage common prop-
erty at Seacliffs, a gulf front, gated
complex of condominiums and
town homes.
The new Board of Directors, in-
stalled on February 17, 1996, are
Al Pipkin, President; Ken Fish,
vice president; Maxine King, Sec-
retary-Treasurer: 0. W. Edwards,
II and Dennis Weaver, the devel-
oper. The board's first priority will
be to assess the condition of the
swimming pool and recreational
areas and work to put them in
good condition in time for the
summer season. Al Pipkin, the
new president, appointed a long
range planning committee of own-
ers to ensure that Seacliff stays
in tune with owners and to de-
velop plans to meet their future

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It all adds up. Did you know
!as citizens of this county we in-
dividually generate up to five
pounds of garbage per day? By
the end of the year, each one of
us generates nearly one ton of
garbage... garbage that is
currently being incinerated or
buried collectively with the rest
of Florida's garbage at the rate
of twenty four-million tons per

Our landfills are filling up
fast. And it's not going to get any
better unless we begin to reduce
the amount of trash we produce.


simple and

environmentally sound methods
of waste management such as
recycling and waste reduction
can reduce the amount of
garbage we're throwing away by
20 to 30 percent.

Burying or burning our gar-
bage should be our last choice,
not our first. Soon it will not be
an alternative. By adopting some
simple recycling and waste prac-
tices, we can reduce out reliance
on incinerators and landfills. But
it will take a commitment by all
of us. A commitment that begins


For more information call or fax your Department of Solid
Waste and Recycling: Telephone: 670-8167 Fax: 670-4249

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...make it second nature!

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Editorialand Commentary

Kenneth Dykes

significant financial burden on us if we are required to pay
fines of the magnitude mentioned in your letter.
The allegations made against us are, in our view, weak and
improper to begin with, poorly investigated, never proved, in-
consistent with the normal operation of the facility and far too
insubstantial to merit this kind of response from the State. To
make matters even worse, the very act of having to defend itself
will subject the Hospital to financial hardship because of the
expenses involved in retaining legal services and in preparing a
defense. For this reason, we request that you personally review
some unusual circumstances concerning these matters.before
the Hospital and the State have to spend moneys on attorneys
and administrative hearings. These circumstances are:
1. The first complaint was made at the active encouragement of
a physician who resigned from our Medical Staff and whose
husband was removed from our Medical Staff. Both physicians
made public "declarations of war" against the Hospital and its
staff. When this complaint was originally investigated by the
State, there was little, if any, contact with Hospital employees
or physician staff members. As a result the Hospital was given
little opportunity to factually explain what happened. This com-
plaint was the hospital's first-ever COBRA complaint and we
were uncertain both as to the process taking place and the
extent to which we needed to go to defend the hospitals han-
dling of this case. A follow-up inspection by your department
determined that all violations were "cleared."
2. The same physician was involved in encouraging the March
complaint. Unfortunately, however, the investigation of that
complaint was extremely irregular. To this date no one at the
Hospital has ever been told the nature of the complaint nor
have we been given any information concerning the complaint.
As a result, we have been unable to do our own investigation or
to prepare a response of any kind. (Incidentally, I am enclosing
a copy of the State's survey report for your information. You
will note that this hand-written report neither documents the
complaint or provides any useful information in relation to the
complaint.) Nonetheless, it is our understanding that subse-
quent surveys by the State have "cleared" all violations.
I hope that you can imagine our surprise and frustration at
your letter. We honestly take our responsibility very seriously
and, in a difficult economic and political environment, make
every attempt to operate a top-quality rural hospital. While we
are very proud of what we have accomplished, we are well aware
that we aren't perfect, and are always willing to correct any
deficiencies we have. I earnestly ask for your review of this matter
and your assistance in making every effort to prevent the State
and the Hospital from incurring needless expenses over issues
of questionable merit. We appreciate your consideration, in-
sight and response and will cooperate with you in every way
possible to resolve this situation...
Kenneth E. Dykes, Sr.
Administrator, Emerald Coast Hospital
In a February 9, 1996 letter to Marshall Kelly, Agency for Health Care
Administration, Kenneth Dykes sough to handle the matter more in-
formally than an administrative hearing, but on behalf of Emerald
Coast Hospital, he reserved the right to an administrative hearing.
He wrote that the allegations in the complaints were factually incor-
rect. He wrote further, "...there are substantiated differences in the
facts surrounding these cases as we view and understand them as
opposed to the way in which they were presented in the administra-
tive complaint..." Dykes concluded, "...we honestly take our respon-
sibility very seriously. While we are certainly not perfect, our services
are of high quality and we are committed, to a process of continues
quality improvement which we think unique among small, rural hos-

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Dr. Elizabeth Curry

Dr. Elizabeth Curry's Response

to Complaints Against Emerald

Coast Hospital

When a person presents to any emergency room and requests emer-
gency services, those services must be provided. Usually the patient
is brought into the emergency room where vital signs are taken, a
brief history obtained and a medical screening examination is per-
formed. The physician will then order labwork or x-rays if needed. A
diagnosis is made and treatment is given. If the physician cannot
treat the patient himself, he or she make ask another physician to
see the patient. If the patient is seriously ill and cannot receive defini-
tive treatment at the facility, then the physician must arrange to trans-
port the patient to another facility. If the physician does not contact
that other facility prior to transporting the patient, or if the patient is
sent out of the emergency room without being evaluated (i.e. exam-
ined) by appropriate medical personnel, then this is called "dump-
ing." When it occurs, it is a violation of federal OBRA legislation.
The Administrative complaints against Emerald Coast Hospital deal
with the lack of provision of emergency care to four patients two
were adults and two were children. I was not involved in the two
adult cases. In the cases of the two children, I became involved AF-
TER they had already been denied emergency care at Emerald Coast
Hospital. In both cases the parents brought their children to see me
after they had presented to the emergency room for treatment of acute
pain. The children were not fully evaluated by the emergency room
physicians nor'were any tests obtained. Rather, the parents were in-
structed to take their children out of the emergency room, still crying
with pain, to seek care elsewhere. The physicians in the emergency
room at these times had a responsibility, at a minimum, to examine
the patients and arrange for their subsequent treatment if they were
unable to treat the patients themselves.
The adult cases involved women who presented to Emerald Coast
Hospital emergency rooms after being assaulted. ANY emergency room
in the state, rural or otherwise, must evaluate these patients.
The response of Mr. Dykes to the administrative complaints does not
address the issues at hand. Most of his letter deals with the unre-
lated "problems" that he has with physicians who were attempting to
improve the quality of care at the hospital. The facts remain the same
regardless of all the huffing and puffing. At the very least, these four
patients were not given the emergency care that Emerald Coast Hos-
pital Emergency Room had a responsibility to provide. These are se-
rious violations. The fact that the hospital administrator does not
think that the hospital can afford the fines is irrelevant. Only when
the people of the county, and the state, hold this hospital administra-
tion responsible for their actions and inactions will emergency care
improve for the people of Franklin County.
Elizabeth F. Curry, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Open Letter to the

Citizens of Apalachicola

Dear Editor:
I am the attorney who represents Eric and Wanda Teat, longtime
residents of Apalachicola. The Teats live on Huckleberry Creek, a
formerly clean and beautiful waterway. Iri the late 1980's, the City of
Apalachicola began discharging sewage into Huckleberry Swamp,
which connects to the Teats' creek.
After a few years, the Teats began to notice changes in the creek.
Weeds and algae began growing out of control and clogging up the
waterway so much that they couldn't use their boat. The water smelled
bad and the clarity was gone. In the winter, the weeds would die off
and fall to the bottom of the creek where they would form large de-
composing clumps of fertilizer. In tle summer of 1995, there were
extensive fish kills.
The Teats tried everything to get the attention of elected officials to
solve this problem but they were virtually ignored. In desperation,
they finally turned to the courts.
Recently you published an article in which you quoted attorney Patrick
Floyd, attorney for the City of Apalachicola, as saying that the Teats
were not interested in negotiating a resolution to this matter. The
article went on to quote Mr. Floyd as saying that the documents re-
quested by the Teats were no longer wanted by them. This is patently
false and I would like to set the record straight. I asked Mr. Floyd to
retract these false statements but he has chosen not to.
It is a matter of public record that, prior to filing a lawsuit, I wrote
many letters to the City and their attorney. On each occasion, I ex-
pressed our great willingness to negotiate. I consistently asked for
documents to give to our consultants so that they could formulate a
pollution clean-up plan that would hopefully form the basis of settle-
ment. I consistently asked the City to set a date for negotiations. This
went on for months and the City did not send any of the requested
documents nor do anything to set a date for talks. Four phone calls
to Mr. Floyd's office went unanswered.
Finally, on January 16,. 1996, I gave the City a deadline of February 1
to provide the documents and to set a date for talks. I told Mr. Floyd
that if the City made no showing of good faith, we would reluctantly
file a lawsuit. I again reiterated that I thought everyone would be
better served by settling this matter out-of-court because I thought
that the City's money could be better spent on cleaning up the pollu-
tion than paying lawyers. Mr. Floyd called the day before the deadline
to state that he would be coming to Tallahassee and would personally
bring the documents. I agreed to meet him for lunch and discuss
settlement. Mr. Floyd never called and no documents have been pro-
vided to this day.
I again wrote to Mr. Floyd on February 19, 1996 and told him that we
still want the documents and we still want to negotiate a settlement
despite the filing of the lawsuit. Again, there has been no response.
I believe that the voting and tax-paying citizens of Apalachicola have
a right to know the facts about how the City is acting on their behalf
and the manner in which money is being wasted on an expensive
lawsuit. Apalachicola has a reputation of being the best seafood pro-
ducing town in America. Its economy is tied in large part to its water
resources. It is crucial that the water remain clean. In the Teats' case,
the creek is interacting with the water in their well and they must
now drink bottled water. No one should be expected to stand by idly
while the government destroys their home and property. The Teats
are fighting back.

If the City and its attorney want to negotiate a reasonable settlement
which includes a provision for ceasing the discharge into Huckle-
berry Swamp, we remain willing and open to discuss this matter at
any time and in any place. If the City insists on continuing this ex-
pensive litigation, it should be prepared to lose and to pay millions of
dollars for that "privilege." We are not interested in playing games; we
are interested in finding solutions that will restore the purity of the
water. We want the City to quit using Huckleberry Swamp as its glo-
rified toilet.
If the citizens of Apalachicola feel angry about the way the is pollut-
ing their waterways and wasting their tax dollars, they should call
their elected representatives. If that doesn't work, they should use
the power of their ballots.
SRandall Denker
Lehrman and Denker Law Offices
7600 Bradfordville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308-2019
(904) 893-6753

Response to Randall

Denker's Open Letter to

Apalachicola Citizens

Mr. Tom Hoffer
Franklin County Chronicle
P. O. Box 590
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Dear Mr. Hoffer:
As the attorney for the City of Apalachicola, I am responding to the
statements made by the attorney for Eric and Wanda Teat in her
letter of February 29, 1996 to you, which she has requested to be
published in the Chronicle. Thank you for the opportunity to set the
record straight by the facts.
Ms. Denker's letter is a thinly veiled and unprofessional attempt to
obtain money damages from the City of Apalachicola and to pay her
attorney's fees based on misrepresentation and omission of facts and
slander. The true facts are (1) that before filing suit Ms. Denker de-
manded the City pay hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as
unspecified sums of monies to her for attorneys fees; (2) that the
information I provided to the City Commission as to the statements
made by Randi Denker about her proceeding to file suit for the Teats,
- about the negotiations and records are true and correct and will not
be retracted; (3) that her current recollections about what she now
claims to have said in the telephone conference about filing suit,
meeting with her and records are not correct; (4) that the City and
State officials agreed to meet with Ms. Denker and her consultants
but Ms. Denker could not attend and subsequently refused my invi-
tation to reschedule the meeting; (5) all of the City of Apalachicola
records except some of those involved on litigation are public record
and can be inspected by a public records request which has never
been made by Ms. Denker; (6) neither Ms. Denker nor the Teats have
ever made an appointment at my office or the city office to discuss or
Attempt to resolve their claim before or after the suit was filed.
We resent her implications that no one cares about the Apalachicola
area but Ms. Denker and the Teats and that their only choice to re-
solve their allegations is to sue the City because the City will not pay
their demands. I can assure you that there is no one more concerned
about the City of Apalachicola, its surrounding areas and waters and
the seafood industry than the elected officials of the City and J. Patrick
Floyd. I think the public records prove that.
As to the claims by Ms. Denker of pollution, the State and the City
engineers have been notified of the claims of problems with Huckle-
berry Creek and have been investigating and performing tests to check
these claims. Both the plant and its effluent discharge are approved
by the state. Certainly, there is no evidence of any threat to the wa-
ters of Apalachicola Bay or the seafood industry and Ms. Denker is
challenged to present it if it exists.
It is very important to understand that the state directed the City to
build a plant at the present location, directed the type of plant that
would be used and directed where the treated effluent would be dis-
charged for percolation which is a number of miles from Huckleberry
Creek. We do not have any evidence that Ms. Denker has filed suit or
has ever made a claim against the state.
The City will have to bear the expense of defending the lawsuit that
Ms. Denker could not wait any longer to file against the City of Apala-
chicola. In any event, the City certainly cannot be as irresponsible as
paying monies simply upon being presented with a claim letter. Any
claim must be and will be completely and responsibly investigated.
Finally, we are offended by the unprofessional tactics of Ms. Denker
in trying to use the media through this outrageous letter to pressure
the City to pay her these monies she demanded before an answer is
even filed to the complaint and the investigation into her claims and
discovery has even been conducted, which is the normal process of
resolving a claim. Ms. Denker has chosen the vehicle of litigation
against the City of Apalachicola to determine the issues she raises
and the City is left with no choice but to proceed in that forum in a
professional manner with full investigation by the State of Florida
and the City engineers.
J. Patrick Floyd

Timber Island,
24 Hour Service Carrabelle, FL 32322
Phone: 904-697-3939

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The assembled cars and people on St. George Island at mid-
afternoon. Crowd estimates were as high as 10,000.
V ",- k

Chili Cookoff/Auction and

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A Tampa restaurateur displays his fish hat, but the cookoff
midway offered a large range of appetizing courses,
including Nell Sprat's chicken and dumplings, Larry Hale's
shish kabobs, fish and chips, lemonade, and, of course,


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The cookoff always contains the surprise of
friends. Here, Reverend Roy Bateman (L) ta
moments to sample chicken and dumplings.
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.kes. a few


Charity Chili


Breaks New


As the spirit of voluntarism grows
across Franklin County, the cash
register has totaled more than
$65,000 for the benefit of fire pro-
tection and first responder aid to
Franklin County and St. George
Island in particular. Chairman of
the Board of Directors of the
Charity Chill Cookoff organization
Harry Arnold said Saturday, be-
fore it was all over, that "this
would be the biggest year, yet." He
was right. He has good reason to
The day was simply sun-
drenched. Crowds swelled in the
Cookoff midway consisting of the
auction tent, and beverage tents,
food tents of all types including
Nell Sprat's Chicken 'n' dump-
lings, Larry Hale's shish kabob
hot dogs, fish and chips, chili of
all types, genders and directions.
Just hours earlier, crowds turned
out for the Red Pepper 5 K run
starting on a cool Saturday morn-
ing, with more than 90 contes-
tants, and generating entry fees
of over $3,400. Chili Head spon-
sors, buying jackets and hats,
contributed more than $16,000..
The Charity CookoffAuction gen-
erated another $23,000. Compe-;
tition in various professional aind
amateur chili accounted fc''

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Harry Arnold

$5,600. Food sales donated to the
Cookoff total $7.200. and bever-
ages amounted to another
$3,700. What a day for raising
money. Here's the informal break-
down, before audit:
Beverages $ 3,700
Food for Sale 7,200
Crock Pot Chili 1,200
Competition Chili
(The pros) 4,400
Red Pepper Run .3,400
Tee-shirts, hats,
sweaters for sale 6,000
Chili-Head Sponsors;
Jackets and hats 16,000
Auction 23,000
$65,000 +

Except for the Chili-Head spon-
sors, who purchased jackets and
hats in advance of Saturday's fes-
tivities, the balance was generated
in the space of eight hours. The
proceeds, after expenses, will help
the annual payments on the First
Responder vehicle and fire engine,
and First Responder team train-
ing. All are volunteers but have
the latest in state-of-the-art
equipment. Fire fighters train at
the State Fire School in central
Barbara Yonclas reports that the
winners of the record number of
entries (90) in the Red Pepper 5 K
run, which began at 8 a.m., were
as follows:
Female: Pam Shaw 22:05
Male: Andrew Maurey 18:28
The Franklin County winner was
Bob Shaw (20:35).

Crock Pot Chili
1st Edna Lardent
St. George Island, FL
2nd Bobbie Entrikin
Thunderbolt, GA
3rd Tyler Fulmer
St. George Island, FL

Showmanship (Best
Booth Decor)
1st Harry A's Saloon Chill
G. Michael Cates Tina
St. George Island, FL
2nd M&M Chill Co.
Mindi Onderick Martha
Orlando, FL
3rd Franklin County Furnace
Denny Campbell Dennis
Tallahassee. FL

Miss Chili Pepper
M&M Chili Co. (Team)
The Buckskin Belle
Martha Jane Tuno
Tampa, FL

Mr. Hot Sauce
Mike's Jon Boat Chili
Pete Palus
Winter Park, FL

Top Sales Team
(Money Raised at
1st Olivers Flaming Chili
Jim & Chris Oliver
Lilburn, GA
2nd New Life Chili
William L. "Bill" Gary
Tallahassee, FL

Anecdotes and Reflections on

the 1996 Charity Chili Cookoff

A retired fireman from Atlanta brought to St. George Island a very
colorful wall hanging depicting the implements used in fighting fires.
sJ R- ~Jay Abbott, the fire chief of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Dept.,
was a part of the conversation and persuaded the gent to donate his
attractive piece to the auction. The material generated $1,050, and
as it happens so often during the cookoff auction, the winner of the
bidding donated the rug back to the auction, but with the provision *
.|| j that it hang in the fire house for a time. The donor wanted to remain- -.
f anonymous.

The same story can also be told of the Fire Mark, which will be on '
display in the fire house over the next year. The auction sold an au-
thentic fire mark used in London decades ago. These were first is- .
sued in England by British fire insurance companies after the Great
London Fire of 1666. They served as guides to the companies' own
fire-fighting brigades. When a burning home did not have a fire mark
fastened to the outside of the building, paid fire fighters would not
stop to put out the fire. In the early U. S., fire marks indicated that a
home was insured, and the presence of a fire mark was thought to Lee Edmiston (L), Jay Abbott and Harry Arnold hold the
"inspire" fire fighters to greater efforts. The Cookoff auction featured plaque containing a fire mark sold at the auction, which
a reproduction of an early American fire mark by John Wright, cast in was donated back to the fire department.
iron and hand painted. This brought $1,400 and the anonymous win-
ner donated the fire mark to the fire department for the time being. It
would probably not be too surprising to see the wall hanging and the
fire mark at next year's Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction.


The Gibson Inn Annex upstairs, 54 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Trade discount to qualified contractors

Cortland Lowe and Harry Arnold were auctioneers. In this
shot, Buddy Crawford has taken the hat of Captain Don
Hammock for the auction while Harry holds it. The hat
brought $100.

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The Franklin Chronicle 8 March 1996 Page 5

Buddy Crawford (foreground) holds the Budweiser bottle
with the upside-down label while Harry Arnold extols the
virtues of this "freak manufacturing accident Into a
S collectible of sorts to start off the Charity Cookoff Auction.

Camp Johnson Draw Thousands to the County

3rd Dallas Chowboys
George Mahr & Tommy
Dallas, TX

Best Booth (Activity at
1st Franklin County Furnace
Denny Campbell Dennis
Tallahassee, FL
2nd Harry A's Saloon Hall Chill
G. Michael Cates Tina Put-
St. George Island, FL
3rd Dead Serious Chili
Ken Burk
Tampa, FL

S.G.I. Regional Chili
1st The Smokehouse Gang
Ronnie Eavenson
Lizella, GA
2nd Cajun Chillo's
Norman "Kojak" Melancon
Gonzales, LA
3rd M&M Chill Co.
Mindi Onderick Martha
Orlando, FL
4th Mom's Nuclear Chili
Mathew Fortini
Orlando, FL
5th Harry A's Saloon Hall Chili
G. Michael Cates Tina
St. George Island, FL

Historian Glenn G. Camp (far left) poses
serviceman (right)

Camp Gordon

Johnston Reunion

The Living History Display

with veteren (C) and

jl The First Annual Camp Gordon
, Johnston Reunion kicked off on
March 1 with a luncheon at the
American Legion in Lanark Vil-
lage. Apalachicola Mayor Bobby
Howell gave introductory com-
ments at the event and General
Snowden was the key note
SOn March 2, the Camp Gordon
Johnston Reunion received pub-
lic exposure with a parade in Car-
rabelle down Highway 98, which
began at the Tillie Miller Bridge.
Flags waved from every telephone
pole from Eleventh Street irn Car-
rabelle, down Marine Street and
to the edge of Carrabelle's city lim-
its near George Sands Field. The
flags were purchased by the City
of Carrabelle. Carrabelle Mayor
Charles Millender, who was the
event's Grand Marshall, led the
parade. Military veterans both
walked and were escorted in ve-
hicles through the parade. Other
groups included in the parade
Were members of the Franklin,
Leon and Bay County Shriners
Organization, The F.S.U. and
F.A.M.U. Color Guards as well as
Living History Reenactors. Parade
watchers were also able to view a
large amphibious vehicle known
as a D.U.K.W. being hauled
. through the event.
Following the parade, retired U.S.
Army Major Glenn G. Camp pre-
pared'a living history display of
antique military memorabilia for
the public at George Sands Field.
SSome of the memorabilia dis-
played included a 1944 handy-
talkie and walkie-talkie, an army
cookbook from the 1940's, artil-
lery equipment, food containers,
bunks, sleeping bags, foot lock-
ers and a 1943 issue of Yank
Magazine, a periodical published
only during World War II. Major
Camp said that he began collect-
ing the memorabilia while in high
school in the 1960's.
Veterans mused over the memo-
-rabilia in astonishment. Some
commented that they still owned
some articles that were in Major
Camp's collection; others com-
Smented on revisited memories
that the display brought to them.
A strong, musty smell from the
canvas on display also brought
back memories of sleeping condi-
tions to those in attendance.
Carrabelle resident Eddie
Nesmith and Lanark Village resi-
dent James Bove were two local
veterans who attended the dis-
play. Other veteran visitors at the
display included Robert Boddy,
Joe Terrell, Kenneth Griffin, Ken-
neth and Nola Elliott. and John
Visiting veteran Wayne Kempshall
from Westerville, Ohio related
some peculiar memories of Camp
Gordon Johnston that were re-
kindled by the small bunk beds

on display. "They had those nets
(on the bunk beds) to keep out
mosquitoes, but they got in un-
derneath there anyhow. I slept in
the bottom bunk and always had
the guy in the top one tracking
sand all over me when he went
he got up there (in the top bunk)
to go to sleep. I would sleep with
the blankets over my head to keep
the sand from getting on me. One
morning, and I'll never forget it, I
woke to find the biggest lizard I'd
ever seen standing on my chest
and staring right at me." Mr.
Kempshall said that he had been
stationed at Camp Gordon
Johnson 50 years ago.
Camp Gordon Johnston was per-
ceived by servicemen as one of the
harshest training camps due
mainly to the environment of the
panhandle. In fact, because of the
surrounding wetlands to the fa-
cility, Camp Gordon Johnston
was popularly known as the
Alcatraz of the Army. In an inter-
view with Channel 27 out of Tal-
lahassee, event organizer Elmer
Horn noted, "This place they tell
me was always too cold or too hot.
And due to the swamp lands, the
place was, crawling with rattle-
snakes. It is rumored that many
deaths were due to rattlesnake
bites at this amphibious training

Four reenactors participated in the events of the day,
including the parade.

Music Man Norman Boyd leads veterans in a jazz classic,
"When the Saints Come Marching In."

In response to the local and na-
tional support of the reunion, Mr.
Horn noted, "All of Franklin
County has made us feel really at
home. People have come from all
over to participate in the reunion.
Because of all our support, I be-
lievethat the Camp Gordon
Johnston Association will be a
permanent organization."
Following the living history ex-
hibit, veterans were treated to a
guided tour of the old Camp Gor-
don Johnston. In all, seventy in-
dividuals experienced the tour.
"You could tell that this reunion
really meant a lot to our veterans,"
noted reunion coordinator David
Butler, "Some of them had tears
in their eyes. It was special time
for them."
As the sun went down on an af-
ternoon of reunion activities, the
evening featured a U.S.O. stvled
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time that we get'a chance to show
our appreciation for the people
who risked their lives to protect
our freedoms, it's a chance we
can't pass."
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union concluded on March 3 with
a group exchange of war stories
and experiences at the panhandle
training camp. Visiting veterans
were also treated to a B.B.Q. din-
ner before going on their separate
ways with renewed memories of
a once feared training camp and
with an appreciation of past mili-
tary memorabilia preserved.

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Chapman Elementary

Celebrates Black History


Chapman Elementary School was the site of a February 29 cultural
celebration to honor and observe Black History Month. Over thirty
Chapman Elementary students, who were led by fourth grade in-
structor Tamolynne Winstons, participated in the event that both
entertained and instructed an auditorium packed with fellow Chapman
Elementary School students, proud parents and interested visitors.
"We celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans in history,"
stated Ms. Winstons, "because they have made a definite contribu-
tion to the society that we live within."
Ten female students began the event with a dramatic rendition of a
biblical-based poem on creation by author James Welson Johnson.
Ms. Winstons explained, "African-Americans celebrate in a certain
way. We believe in God and that he created everything."

Key Note Speaker Col. James Hill

Black History Month

Observed at Franklin

County Work Camp


Timeline Throughout

the 1900's

1905 July 11-13. The Niagara Movement (the forerunner of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP), is established. Among its leaders are W.E.B. DuBois
and William Monroe Trotter.
1910 April. The National Urban League is founded.
1915 September 9. Carter G. Woodson establishes the Association
for the Study of Negro Life and History.
1922 The Harlem Renaissance, a golden age of black literature and
art in the U.S., begins, lasting until 1929.
1925 May 8. A. Philip Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleep-
ing Car Porters.
1936 August 9. Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Summer
Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
1937 June 22. Joe Louis defeats James J. Braddock, becoming
heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
1940 October 16. Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., is named the first black
general in the U.S. Army.


April 24. The United Negro College Fund is founded.
April 19. Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, be-
coming the first black player in major league baseball.

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Ms. Winstons leads Chapman students in song.
Chapman's student participants then led audience members on a
musical journey of African-American heritage, which began with Af-
rican-American chants, moved to spirituals, observed hymnals and
concluded with gospels.
.The students celebrated the African-American chants in a circular
formation. The circular formation, explained Winstons, illustrated the
unending chain and bond that chant performers have with one an-
From the chant, students performed an African-American spiritual.
The spiritual, explained Winstons, was used during the history of
slavery as a means of communication in which slaves spoke confi-
dentially with one another in the presence of slave owners. An ex-
ample was used to forecast escape from slave owners by way of water.
Students performed the spiritual, "Wade in the Water." The,group
rendition included the lyrical refrain "It chills my body and not my
soul." Solo intervals included rhythmic lyrics: "Sometimes I'm up and
sometimes I'm down. And sometimes I must level to the ground."

Chapman students sing, "His Eyes on the Sparrow."

Hymnal and gospel renditions included "Rock My Soul on the Book of
Abraham" and "His Eyes on the Sparrow."
Chapman students continued with a group recitation from Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, which was originally
delivered by Dr. King on August 28, 1963 before approximately
200,000 individuals who had come to Washington D.C. to participate
in a peaceful demonstration to further the cause of equal rights for
A group of ten male students stood in a line facing away from audi-
ence members as an eleventh student delivered part of the Dr. King
recitation while facing the'audience. As that the student completed
his recitation, he passed his microphone to the adjoining student
and turned from the audience. The adjoining student accepted the
microphone, turned towards the audience and began his recitation.
Toward the conclusion of the speech, students from the beginning of
the line and intermittently recited excerpts as "Let freedom ring from
the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire," "Let freedom ring from
the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado," and "Let freedom ring from
every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside. Let
freedom ring."

Chapman student Michael Pugh recites speech from Dr.
"The things that Martin Luther King dreamed about," explained
Winstons, "Have come to pass." She pointed out that black and white
students are now able to sit together in the auditorium and to be
educated together.
The celebration concluded with a biography quiz by the students to
the audience members. Students gave first person biographies of Af-
rican-Americans and challenged visitors, "Who am I?" Such histori-
cal figures included writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, civil rights activist
Rosa Parks, legislator Shirley Chisholm and historian Carter Godwin
Woodson. who organized the first annual Black History Week in 192.6.
Ms. Winstons finally quizzed audience members asking "Did you learn
anything that you didn't know?" and was met with the resounding
Student participants in the Black History Month Celebration included:
Alexander Simmons, Reneta Ducker, Jordan McNair, Anthony Fran-
klin, Anastasia Townsend. Kennard Battles, McKenzie Williams,
Angelita James, Bobby Brown, Michaela Lane, Tambra Ducker, Kevin
Lane, Mario Pugh, Joshua Stephens, Raewyn Jefferson, Ashley Will-
iams, Eric Ducker. Kenedra Cummings, Shenedra Cummings, Hope
Critton, Kristopher Stanley, LaShonda Williams. Keasha Martin, Lance
Rochelle, Fred Ducker, Natasha Prince, Al O'Neal, Keith Lane, Denzelle
Walker, Tomeka Ford and Michael Pugh.

Celebrating the event of Black
History Month, the Franklin Work
Camp held a ceremonious lun-
cheon on February 29 to mark the
accomplishments of African-
American women in history. The
event was titled, "African-Ameri-
can Women: Yesterday, Today and
Local officials who attended the
event included Franklin County
Commissioners Edward Tolliver
and Dink Braxton, Solid-Waste
Director Van Johnson and Direc-
tor of Curriculum from the Fran-
klin County School District Rose
McCoy. The event included a
musical selection from pianist
and vocalist Johnny Bullard and
Herbert Beard, who performed a
soulful rendition of "Swing Low,
Sweet Chariot." Officer B. Will-
iams recited a personal poem
questioning individual identity
and the commonalty that links all
of mankind. "Who am I?," ques-
tioned Williams, "I am human. I
feel Sorrow, Joy and Happiness."
Key note speakers included Rose
McCoy and retired Army Col.
James Hill.
Ms. McCoy reminded audience
members that the event marked
the 70th annual anniversary of
Black History Week and the 20th
annual anniversary of Black His-
Story Month. "We must all have a
great interest in African-American
accomplishments," urged McCoy,
"Many of the African-American
accomplishments are living proof
that we can crack a system of,
oppression. It's a sign of hope anc,
a beacon of light."

SUrging listeners to make a posi-
tive contribution to society, Ms.
cal figures that have worked to
reach their goals. Some of the
names listed included Marion
Anderson, Harriet Tubbman, An-
drew Beard, Shirley Chisholm,
Mary Bethune, Jackie Robinson,
Frederick Douglass, Daniel Hale,
Lee Elder and Daniel Young. "All
of these people were determined
just as we must be determined in
1996 to have a purpose and ac-
complish a goal," she continued,
"They had courage and determi-
nation. Do we have a purpose?"
"We. must join forces," stated
McCoy, "of white and black and
men and women to bridge the
gaps between justice and injus-
tice. We must also recognize the
many pitfalls atrd stumbling
blocks to reach or goals. They're
not gonna' move by themselves.
Great accomplishments cannot be
realized until that first step. is
taken. Who among you is willing
to take that first step?"
Ms. McCoy lamented the perpetu-
ation of crime. She stated also
that, through research, she had
found that the criminal justice
system was not always equitable
in distributing prison sentences
for similar crimes to both black
and white prisoners. "Too many
African-American males are im-
prisoned." Ms. McCoy stated that,
if there were any prisoners seated
during the event, she would tell
them that they were somebody
and that they have a potential also
to reach their goals. "We can reach
through the forest to see the sun,"
declared McCoy.
Ms. McCoy cited Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. as a individual
in history who went against the
status quo to peaceably demon-
strate against injustices. "We
must continue the struggle to
keep the dream for Justice alive."
said McCoy, "We must take con-
trol and keep control of our own
lives. Dreams can become a real-
ity." She added, "We all have to
be right on the walkway."
Ms. McCoy cited a list of African-
Americans from Franklin County,
who have contributed greatly to
the community. Some of those
individuals cited included the late
Chester Rhodes. Christine
Rhodes,' Willie Speed, Dr.
Frederick Humphries, Charles
Watson-Clark. Edward Tolliver.
Mary Tolliver, Gwyne Ingram,
Louise Baker, Mr. And Mrs. John
Crooms, the late Classie Lowery.
the late Azalee Johnson, Retha

McCaskill, Dr. Tony McGuire, the
late Herbert Alexander, the late
Idelle Baker and all teachers in
the Franklin County School Sys-
Ms. made special mention of her
late husband Charles W. McCoy,
who was a timber contractor. "And
I have to remember the hardships
and accomplishments of my par-
ents," said McCoy. She noted that
her great grandfather, Ezekiel
Walton, built the first African-
American church in Franklin
"It's not a terrible thing to be dif-
ferernt," concluded McCoy, "We
live in a diverse society and no
race is superior."

Rose McCoy

Col. James Hill stated that he en-
tered the military during the later
part of World War II. He said that,
at the time he entered the mili-
tary, there.were very few African-
Americans who were commis-
sioned officers. "If you look
around though," said Hill, "You
can see that a lot of changes have
been made." He added, "But
changes still need to be made."
Col. Hill stated that black-on-
black crimes were being commit-
ted at an astronomical rate. "We
need to address this situation."
He said that African-American
students who have academic pur-
suits are often scoffed at by their
peers and accused of"trying to be
white." Hill noted, "We've got to
tell students that there's a better
way and I believe it begins with
hard work."
Concerned with a culture of greed
perpetually influenced by the al-
mighty dollar, Col. Hill urged edu-
cators to teach the value of ethics
in relation to the pursuit of capi-
tal. "We don't need to make the
fast buck. It isn't fast at all. And
it will get you places you don't
want be." Hill instructed, "There
are some things that we shouldn't
do for money, but we're into the
money game."
Col. Hill concluded his presenta-
tion with a summation of the ac-
complishments of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. "He was a true
apostle of love." revered Hill, "If
someone physically attacked him,
he would endure the abuse to
progress his struggle for equality
through peaceful protest. And not
many of us would endure such
abuse. He gave his life to change
many things that were the law of
the land. he took on the status
quo so that the disadvantaged
and those who were denied could
receive an opportunity in life.
Some say his greatest accom-
plishment were receiving the
Noble Peace Prize or making great
speeches. Those were not his
greatest accomplishments. His
greatest accomplishment was that
he put himself on the front for the
struggle for equality. He was a
drum major for justice." Col. Hill
cited a passage that symbolized
the character of Dr. King: "We will
match you capacity to inflict suf-
fering with our capacity to endure
"It's our obligation to treat all men
as brothers," concluded Hill.

1950 September 22. Ralph J. Bunche wins the Nobel Peace Prize,
for his work as a mediator in Palestine.
1955 December 1. Rosa Parks refuses to change seats on a Mont-
gomery, Alabama, bus. On December 5, blacks begin a boy-
cott of the bus system, which continues until shortly after
December 13, 1956, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlaws
bus segregation in the city.
1957 February 14. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC) is formed with Martin Luther King, Jr. as president.
August 29. Congress passes the Voting Rights Bill of 1957,
the first major civil rights legislation in more than 75 years.
1963 August 28. The March on Washington is the largest civil rights
demonstration to date. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers a
speech entitled "I have a dream."
1965 January 2. The- SCLC launches a voter drive in Selma, Ala-
bama, which escalates into a nationwide protest movement.
February 21. Malcolm X is assassinated, 11 months after his
split from Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam.
August 11-21. The Watts riots result in 34 deaths, more than
3,500 arrests, and property damage of about 225 million
1966 July 1-9. CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) endorses the
concept of "Black Power." SNCC also adopts it. SCLC does
not, and the NAACP emphatically does not.
October. The Black Panther Party is founded by Huey P. New-
ton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California.
1968 April 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis,
Tennessee. In the following week riots occur in at least 125
places throughout the country.
1969 October 29. The Supreme Court rules that school districts
must end racial segregation at once, and must operate only
unitary school systems.
July 1. Kenneth Gibson becomes the first black mayor of a
large Eastern city-Newark, New Jersey.
1973 May 29. Thomas Bradley is elected the first black mayor of
Los Angeles. On October 16, Maynard H. Jackson is elected
the first black mayor of Atlanta. On November 6, Coleman A.
Young is elected the first black mayor of Detroit.
1974 April 8. Henry Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe
Ruth's long-standing record.
1982 May 23. Lee P. Brown is named the first black police com-
missioner of Houston, Texas.
1983 April 12. Harold Washington is elected the first black mayor
of Chicago.
June 22. The state legislature of Louisiana repeals the last
racial classification law in the U.S. The criterion for being
classified as black was having 1/32nd Negro blood.
1986 January 16. A bronze bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. is the
first of any black American placed in the Capitol. The first'
national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is celebrated on Janu-
ary 20.
1988 July 20. Jesse L. Jackson receives 1,218.5 delegate votes at
the Democratic National Convention. The number needed for
the nomination, which goes to Michael Dukakis, was 2,082.
1989 January 29. Barbara Harris is elected the first woman bishop
of the Episcopal Church.
August 10. General Colin L. Powell is named chair of the U.S.
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
November 7. David Dinkins is elected the first black mayor of
New York, and L. Douglas Wilder, the first black governor of
1990 May 13. George Augustus Stallings becomes the first bishop
of the African-American Catholic Church, a breakaway group
from the Roman Catholic Church.
1991 January 15. Roland Burris becomes the first black attorney
general of Illinois.
1992 August 3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the first woman to repeat
as Olympic hepathalon champion.
November 3. Carol Mosley Braun of Illinois of the first black
woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1993 September 7. M. Jocelyn Elders becomes the first black and
the first woman U.S. surgeon general.
October 7. Toni Morrison becomes the first black woman to
win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Franklin Work Camp

Black History Committee

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From Left to Right: Sgt. V. Webb, Sgt. S. Addison, Lt. S.
Davis, Ms. Marjorie Peters, Officer D. Hall and Sgt. H.

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The Franklin Chronicle 8 March 1996 Page 7


Howling Suc

Ball A Fish Farms Stocked and
Bubblin' at District High
access Schools


Brown Elementary School Principal Janice Gordon (L) with
District Teacher of the Year Wanda Teat.

Wanda Teat is District

Teacher of the Year

Brown Elementary School
Teacher Wanda Teat was chosen
as Franklin County's Teacher of
the Year on February 26. Ms. Teat
was selected for the district's
award in a four-way race that in-
cluded Carol Davis from Carra-
belle High School, Sharon Philyaw
from Apalachicola High School
and Annada Faircloth of
Chapman Elementary School.
Wanda Teat comes from a family
of educators. Her mother,
Madelyn Crowson, worked in the
Wakulla school system for thirty
years as a bookkeeper and secre-
tary. "My mom made school a real
positive experience for all of us
and that makes a difference," said
Teat. Also included in the Teat
family of educators are sisters
Brenda Teat, who is an instruc-
tor at Apalachicola High School,
Beverly Parrish, who is a
Chapman Elementary School in-
structor and Sopchoppy Elemen-
tary School instructor Belinda
Ms. Teat has taught for seven
years in Franklin County at both
Brown Elementary School and
Apalachicola High School. She is
a native of Wakulla County and
has been a resident of Franklin
County since 1969.
Following her District Teacher of
the Year selection, Ms. Teat was
honored at a Brown Elementary
banquet on February 27 by her
peers. Brown Elementary's Prin-
cipal Janice Gordon noted, "We're

always proud when any of our
students or instructors are hon-
ored for their hard work. It's very
special for me to have one of my
teachers named as the county
Teacher of the Year."
Teat concurred, ."This kind of
makes you feel that people appre-
ciate what you do and how hard
you work." Ms. Teat, who is a
sixth grade instructor, works with
eighteen students. She said that
her students and she have been
working on several interesting
group projects. One of those
projects include the research of
illegal dumping in Franklin
County. Teat said that her stu-
dents have written to landfill man-
agers of surrounding counties to
ascertain if they experience such
problems. For those counties with
illegal dumping problems, Teat
said that her students have asked
those landfill managers how they
resolve such problems. She noted
that she has received written re-
sponses from all landfill facilities
and has also had a visitor from
as far away as Liberty County give
a slide presentation to her stu-
dents. Teat said that her students
will also be seeking recycling in-
formation from Franklin County
Solid Waste Director Van
Ms. Teat will receive $500 for be-
ing selected as the District
Teacher of the year. In mid-April,
Teat will be given the opportunity
to compete for the title of Regional
Teacher of the Year in Orlando.

A Showdown at the

District Spelling Bee

SEvent organizers are calling the 7th Annual Bow-Wow Ball at Harry
SA's on February 24 one of their most successful fundraisers of all
time. The Bow-Wow grossed over $3000.00, which was a $1300.00
improvement over last year's proceeds. Pet food donations also in-
creased, weighing in at 590 pounds of dog food and 225 pounds of
cat food.
The Tallahassee based-band, Low Flying Planes, played for the sec-
ond consecutive year at the event, and had 200 folks up and dancing
until 1:30 AM. Coastline Shopping Guide Publisher Chuck Spicer
was the Master of Ceremonies. He and Kathy Morton raffled many
items from local merchants which added an additional $300.00 to
L the event's receipts.
Under a beautiful white and lighted tent donated and erected by Fran-
klin County Rentals, a delectable buffet was served. Mike Cates
smoked 70 pounds of pork and donated deep-fried turkeys for the
Those Apalachicola, St. George Island and Carrabelle restaurants and
grocers who donated specialty items to the event include:
Chef Eddie's Magnolia Grill; Roberto's Eclectic Italian Cuisine; Apala-
chicola Grill and Steakhouse; Paradise Cafe & BJ's Pizzas and Subs;
The Marketplace; Delores' Sweetshop; Happy Pelican; Rudy's Sea-
food Shack; Island Oasis; Fat Jack's; Harry A's; Juila Mae's; Millenders
Raffle items were donated by: Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic;
Roberto's Eclectic Italian Cuisine; The Camouflage Shop; Total Photo;
Apalachicola Grill Seafood and Steakhouse; Winds of Atlantis; Artemis
Gallery; Carol Jayne; Sunflower Interiors; Riverlily; Kim and Ken Fish;
Daphne Evanoff; Harry A's; Anc & Gary Cates; Tallahassee Garden
Center; N.D.D. Distributors; Gayfers.
The Bow-Wow's corporate sponsors who brought 10 or more tickets
include: Red, Rabitt: Gibson Inn; Resort Realty: Garlick Environmen-
tal; Dr. Stephen Gross; Harry A's.


Many awards were presented at the 1996 Bow Wow Ball. Some of
those include: 'The Golden Paw Award" to Harry A's Porch Club for
providing their support and the place. Mark Wilbanks was honored
-. ,

for the "Most Pet Food Donated" and for staying 'til the bitter end to
clean up and put up. Tereah Haight was recognized for coordinating
the event's buffet spread. Chuck Spicer was honored for his help and
support (organizers extend a friendly "Hello" to Spicer's shelter pup
A few cool cats celebrate at the Ball:Kitchen Nick) Jane Cox (L), ReneTopping(dressed in appro-
Topping (C) and Kathy Morton (R).

private kitty costumes) welcome presented at the 1996 Bow Wow Ball. Some of
those include: 'The Golden Paw Award" to Harry A's Porch Club for

providingteered their support and sweat throughout the year Wilbanks was honored
for the "Most Petty and Al Roberts harassed" and for staying 'til the bitteuying raffle tickets.
clean up and put up. Tereah Haight was recognized for Donations". Leedinating
the event's buffet spread. Chuck Spicer was honored for his help and

McKnigsupport organizers "Fouextend a friendly "Hello" to Spicers shelter pupcom-
mitmeCandy Kitche to the Bow Wow Ball and ballRene Topping (dressed in appro-thy
private kitty costumes) welcomed and commended many others who
volunteered their dollars and sweat throughout the year for the shel-
ter. Betty and Al Roberts harassed many into buying raffle tickets.
Tom T. and Dixie Hall for "Mega Pet Shelter Food Donations". Lee
McKnight for his "Found Money" donation. For her perpetual com-
mitment to the to the Bow Wow Ball and ballroom vitality, Kathy
Morton was deemed the "Hostess With the Mostess".
The Bow-Wow Ball coordinators extend a "blanket" of thanks to ev-
eryone who contributed to the event's success. MOST importantly,
they encourage all residents to consider adopting a pet from the shel-
The Bow Wow Ball staff also extends their sincerest gratitude goes
out to Dr. Hobson Fulmer and his energetic and caring staff. He has
offered his advice and services to Franklin County Animal Shelter
and supports the objective of maintaining healthy animals available
for adoption.
To become a Franklin County Humane Society member or to adopt a
pet, call 670-8417.

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County Extension Director Bill Mahan (L) with Carrabelle
H. S. instructor David Mexers

Teachers and students from Ap-
Salachicola and Carrabelle High
Schools took a field trip with Fran-
klin County Extension Agent Bill
Mahan on February 21 to visit the
Mitchell Aquaculture Farm in
Both of the district high schools
had previously received fish farms
through the county extension
agency. However, the fish farms
sorely lacked residents On Feb-
ruary 21, st. identsi Irom Di'a'lid
Mevers' uoce,ino ,raph :l.tiss' in
Carrn-.-r lle .ind HoIll, Edmin r :, ri
biology : las in Ap._l phiorla ti.,k
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proximately 100 killifish per fish
Mr. Meyers stated that the 33 stu-
dents in his class will take an ac-
tive role in cleaning and monitor-
ing the farms as well as feeding
the killifish. "Right now I have stu-
dents coming in early and begging
me to clean the farms." said
Meyers. According to Meyers, the
killifish only require a couple of
teaspoons of food per day. A wa-
ter quality test kit and an ample
supply of Purina Trout Feed was
also provided through the county
extension agency to both high

Annie Parrish

Claire and Nelson Viles provided
musical entertainment on Febru-
ary 29 to a host of seniors at the
Apalachicola Health Care Center
for a belated Valentine's Celebra-
Activities Coordinator Claudine
Kellogg staged the facility's First
Annual Valentine's Ball. She
stated that the event was slightly
postponed in order to select the
King and the Queen of the
Valentine's Ball on February 14.
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William South
The center's residence choose il-
liam South as king of the ball aid
Annie Parrish as queen; the two
were ceremoniously honored with
king and queen crowns at the
February 29 event.
- Ms. Kellogg also stated that Apa-
lachicola Health Care Center had
family night events planned on
every fourth Thursday of the
month. The events are open to the
public. "And they are only getting
better," noted Kellogg.


The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat: Jessie
Thompson (L) smiles as he answers the winning spelling
word. Brother Jack (R) shows frustration after narrowly
losing the district Spelling Bee.

Brothers Zack and Jessie Thomp-
son were the final participants at
the Franklin County School
District's Annual Spelling Bee on
February 26. The two matched
wits in a nail-biting final round
of unsuccessful attempts'to spell
such words as "nausea," "seawor-
thiness," and "rhythm."
It was Jessie Thompson from
Brown Elementary School,
though, who prevailed by spelling
the final words "hymn" and then
"migraine" to win the district's
competition. Jessie will move on
to the regional spelling competi-
tion in Tallahassee on March 30.

If Jessie Thompson prevails in the
regional spelling bee, he will move
on to the national event in Wash-
ington D.C. in May.
Other student participants at the
February 26 event included Curt
Chisholm, Nelson Watford, Zack
Thompson, Haley Lolley, Kala Lee,
Julie Jones, Amanda Reiss,
Shannan Alan and Pam Johnson.
Reverend Don Glenn also partici-
pated in the event by calling out
spelling words to the event's par-
ticipants. The district spelling bee
was coordinated by Carrabelle
Elementary School instructor
Donna Barber.

Superintendent C. T. Ponder (L) stands with Spelling Bee
Champ Jessie Thompson (C) and proud parent.

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Several groups with varying inter-
ests addressed the Apalachicola
City Commission at their regular
March 5 meeting to request rec-
reational money and to ask about
the status of the city's recreation
Sandra Lee Johnson spoke on
behalf of the Juvenile Justice
Council. She stated that only two
people seemed to be active on the
city's eleven member recreation
board. Ms. Johnson stated that
she was not sure when the recre-
ation board met and therefore did
not know how to go about mak-
ing a formal request for funding
ofjuvenile justice program activi-

Commissioner Wallace Hill stated
that the recreational board was
obligated to fund many existing
programs, which included sum-
mer recreational programs and
little league sports. "All of these
programs are active," noted Hill.
Commissioner Jack Frye sug-
gested that Secretary Betty Tay-
lor-Webb "poll" the recreation
board members to find out who
wanted to remain on the board.
"If they're not gonna' be active,"
said Frye, "Then we don't need
them there." Ms. Webb agreed to
poll the existing recreation board.
Commissioner Frye noted that the
Apalachicola City Commissioner
never voted against the recreation
board's recommendations.
"It's not right for two people to be
making all these decisions," said
Ms. Johnson.
Greg Kimbro also told commis-
sioners that he was not sure who
to request funding from for the
city's little league baseball pro-
gram. Commissioner Hill stated
that he would not be opposed to
allocated two thousand dollars to
the little league baseball program
in order to have the program's
dugouts built. "Little league is
here, folks, it's already here."
Commissioner Hill said that he
supported efforts to fund the little
league field, because it was lo-
cated in an area where children
did not have to cross Highway 98
in order to participate in the
program's activities.
Geanice Brown also petitioned
commissioners for a regulation-
sized pony league field. She stated
that members of the pony league
had to travel to Wewahitchka in
order to compete in pony league
tournaments. "It's kind of sad to
borrow another county's field,"
Brown noted. She stated that the
minimum size for a pony league
field was 275 feet.
Members in support of pony
league activities complained that
they were unable to put lights up
at the ball field near the airport,
due to airport regulations. It was
also mentioned that the ball field's
fences near the airport were fre-
quently knocked down and that
people destroyed the playing field
y driving their vehicles over its
Commissioner Frye suggested
that those interested petition lo-
cal business owners for donations
to build a new pony league field.
Mayor Bobby Howell suggested
that the those interested in a pony
league field take their concerns
before the county commission.
"The county commission needs to
get off their cans to do something
for this side like they've done for
the other." Howell continued,
"How many of y'all have got
Jimmy Mosconis by the back of
the neck and asked him, 'Why
won't you do this for us." Howell
suggested that the pony league
supporters contact their county
commissioners individually. "Very
few things are settled at a public
meeting," noted Howell.
It was suggested by the board that
Apalachicola residents use the
ball field located on Sixth Street.
However, one member said that
therewas too much "foul lan-
guage" at that particular field.
The board noted that the recre-
ation board's annual budget for
1995-96 was $20,904.

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The proposed improvement of the
Alligator Point water supply sys-
tem was the top item on the
agenda at the Alligator Point Wa-
ter Resources District meeting.
Board members heard from rep-
resentatives of William Bishop
Engineering, the firm chosen to
implement the project. Mike
Murphy, an engineer at William
Bishop, presented to the Board
preliminary numbers for the
project, with the total estimated
cost listed as $1,035,000.00, for
.new supply wells, a new distri-
bution main, a replacement main,
a new storage facility, electrical
service extension, and land acqui-
sition for well sites, among other
engineering expenses.
The Board is applying for a 40%
grant/60% loan from the Rural
Economic and Community Devel-
opment (RECD) agency to fund
the project. Mr. Murphy suggested
rapid movement in the application
process because of competition
for the water resources in the pro-
posed new site, where access is
gained on a "first come, first serve"
Mr. Murphy also said $15,000
was needed quickly for a com-
puter model of the groundwater,
which would enable RECD to as-
sess the viability of the project.
The money would be reimbursed
if the RECD approves the Board's
application. Mr. Murphy cau-
tioned board members, though,
that realistically, it would be 1998
before federal funds would be al-
located for reimbursement. Mr.
Murphy suggested raising
resident's water bills by $5 per
month to cover the interest ac-
Also regarding the project, Bill
Ballister, of William Bishop, ar-
ranged to monitor hourly the wa-
ter usage during the next peak
usage time, which is Memorial
Day weekend. The Board agreed
to begin meeting monthly to keep
the improvements moving at a
steady pace.

At a Water Resources Board meet-
ing in August of 1995, a morato-
rium was passed on new taps for
resident's outside the district,
until the capacity to serve addi-
tional household's was deter-
mined. Real estate developers and
home owners on Bald Point have
expressed a keen interest in ex-
pansion of service. Improvements
to the water system will likely play
a large role in the future develop-
ment of the District.
In other Alligator Point Water Dis-
trict business, the Board of Direc-
tors has proposed a 3.25% tax
levy for property owners within
the District boundaries and in-
creased base rates for water us-
ers outside of the District. In a
subsequent letter to residents,
Chairman Joe W. Cordell, Jr.
wrote that public meetings will be
held for the purpose of discuss-
ing the increases.
Philip Guzzetta, a new resident of
Alligator Point, expressed his
thanks at the Board meeting to
whoever turned off his water dur-
ing the deep freeze a few weeks
ago. Barbara Jordan, in a sepa-
rate interview, said she "thanks
the neighbors for calling in on bro-
ken pipes." She and her husband,
Jimmy Jordan, the maintenance
engineer for the Alligator Point
Water District, turned off "about
three quarters" of the 500 or so
units hooked up to the system,
saving excessive water loss and
some broken pipes. Many pipes
had already broke and turned into
fountains, which were quickly
depleting the District's storage.

a.d n L r i Syvnig

ounces and two small packets of
powered cocaine after serving Mr.
Cummings with a warrant at his
10th Street residence. Other
items seized at the Cummings'
residence included $1800, $522
in food stamps and a 380 caliber
According to news sources at
Oyster Radio, Lt. Archie Holton
indicated that a search warrant
was obtained after two controlled
cocaine purchases had been
made at the residence of Alvin
Cummings. Mr. Cummings had
been free on bond as of November
17, 1995. He was brought to First
Appearance on March 2 and bond
was set at $15,000.

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City's Mayor

Expected to

Return in April

Mayor Charles Millender was still
absent from the March 4 meeting
of the Carrabelle City Commission
due to ill health. The commission
were advised by City Attorney Bill
Webster that an extended absence
of a commissioner for four meet-
ings could cause that person to
be unseated and advised the com-
missioners that they could by
resolution extend the time. Com-
missioners unanimously excused
the Mayor from the four meetings
and extended the time. Acting
mayor Buz Putnal said that he
had spoken with Millender and
was told that the board's elected
mayor would probably be back for
the April meeting.
Commissioners also agreed to put
the gates back on the old section
of the Evergreen Cemetery in an
effort to stop the littering and
damage to the cemetery. Webster
announced that the city had re-
ceived a recorded deed to the old
Gym which is now used as a com-
munity center.
The commissioners had a long
discussion on the work that is
being done on several local
resident's homes under the Com-
munity Development Block Grant
(CDBG) program. It was decided
that the commission needed to
talk to the local inspector for the
program and see if they could iron
out some of the difficulties.
There were several requests for
variances from the zoning code
and there was a mixed response
to them from the commissioners.
Jack Hersey requested a variance.
to place a mobile home on Lot 5
in an unrecorded subdivision in
Block 5 G, Baxter's addition. He
requested rezoning of that lot only
from R 1 single family to R2 single
family mobile home. Commis-
sioner Jim Phillips said that the
commission had made it a policy
not to grant that kind:of variance;
Phillips then moved that the re-
quest be denied and the commis-
sion voted unanimously to do so.
Phillips also reminded the com-
mission that an earlier request
had been hotly contested by the
The commission took no action on
a request by Vance Millender and
Randy Poteet to construct an ice
house on their property that is
commonly known as the Old
Flour Mill. Millender explained
that the project was just in the
thinking stage. The commission-
ers requested that the owners
come back with more information
if they want to pursue the project.
The board unanimously. approved
a request from Garlick Environ-
mental Associates to review a con-
ceptual site plan for remodeling
of the Riverside Motel by River-
side Limited, Incorporated was

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Officers from the Franklin and
Liberty County Narcotics Task
Force arrested 33 year old
Apalachicola resident Alvin
Cummings at his residence on
March 2 on charges of Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia,
Trafficking in Cocaine and
Possession of a Controlled
Substance With Intent to
Officers discovered 30 rocks of
crack cocaine as well as four

The commission gave unanimous
approval to a request from Leon
Bloodworth, on behalf of the
Youpon Garden Club, to permit a
new garden club building to be
erected on Lots 1 and 2, Block
154, Picketts Addition. The lots
are located at the corner of 2nd
Street W. and Avenue F North.
Bloodworth told the commission
that "one of the permitted uses
and structures in an R 1 District
is non commercial recreation ar-
eas; swimming pools and golf
courses" and should encompass
a new garden club.
Under new business the commis-
sion discussed a request that
United States Cellular terminate
their lease on a cellular site lo-
cated on the City Water Tower.
The company said that they would
continue to provide the city with
two cellular phones but the city
will have to payfor calls. They also
offered to donate an 800 MHz
antenna and 1 5/8 feed lines on
the tower. However the company
wanted to leave their repeater
equipment at the base of the
tower. Mark Householder who
works with the city engineers said
that the equipment would be in
the way if the water tower had to
be painted. Commissioner George
Jackson said, "the way I see it,
all the city is going to get out of
this is two phones and if we make
a call on them we will have to pay
for it. If that is all we are going to
get out of it then I think they
(United States Cellular), should
come and make arrangements to
take it away." Putnal said, "That
would be all the junk taken up?"
"That's it." said Jackson. It was
moved and seconded that the
company remove everything.
The commission then took up the
question of reappointment to the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Ati-
thority of members W. Bruce
Moore, Donald M. Wood and
Clifford A. Willis. The motion was
made and-seconded and the ques-
tion was immediately called be-
fore Commissioner Ginnie
Sanborn had time to ask a ques-
tion of her own. She asked, "Do
we give anybody else a chance to
volunteer and see if they would
like to be on it?" She was greeted
with laughter from the commis-
sion and some members of the au-
dience. But she told them she was
serious in asking. Sanborn asked
if they would consider advertis-
ing it for at least one month. Ms.
Sanborn received no support on
her request. The commission
them proceeded to vote on the
motion to reappoint, with Jack-
son and Phillips voting yea. Ms.
Sanborn asked to abstain from
voting. Moore, Willis and Woods
were reappointed to serve until
the year 2000.


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Fans will find several chap-
ters in Southern Daughter
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ments in Mitchell's biogra-
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fiction, including the most
surprising identity for the
fictional Rhett Butler.
533pp. Published by Oxford
University Press and sold
nationally for $26.00, the
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(33) New. Margaret Mitch-
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Letters. A delightful com-
panion to No. 32, Southern
Daughter, this volume con-
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correspondence behind the
most successful novel and
motion picture. Edited by
Richard Harwell and pub-
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There are over 300 letters,
chosen from, her papers be-
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Mitchell's character is illu-
minated. 441pp. Sold na-
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(37) New. The Last Bus to
Albuquerque. By Lewis
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of his best columns, remem-
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(38) New. Take My Life,
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ing a younger audience. His
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doctorjust told me I was dy-
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second opinion. 'Sure' my
doc said, "Your're ugly too."
A biography of the king of.
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side-splitting. 224pp. Sold
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(39) Used. Images and En-
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the American Photo-
graphic Industry, 1839-
1925. Johns Hopkins Uni-
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transformed the American
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(1946-1973) said, "...the
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women who bring news, en-
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tens of millions of Ameri-
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(43) New. McIntosh and
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dian-white relations on the
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the Revolutionary War to the
Indians' removal to the
West. This is also the ac-
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of William McIntosh and
William Weatherford, two
Creek warriors born of In-
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on opposing sides in the
Creek War of 1813-14.
McIntosh sided with Andrew
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(44) New. Lamar Archaeol-
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A comprehensive and de-
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Indian societies in Southern
Appalachian area and its
peripheries. This includes
almost all of Georgia, and
much of northern Florida, to
the Gulf. These Lamar soci-
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groups who built most of the
mounds in this large region
and were ancestors of the
later tribes, including the
Creeks and Cherokees. Uni-
versity of Alabama Press.
263pp. Sold nationally for
$20.95. Chronicle Bookshop
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(45) New. VIETNAM,
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Michael Herr, C. D. B.
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(46) New. GOING OUT: The
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that changed forever the
ways we live, work, and play.
In a matter of world of
amusements was created
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when his phonograph made
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(47) New. BENJAMIN 0.
DAVIS, Jr. American. An
autobiography of a black Air
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Smithsonian Institution
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(48) New. GIVE WAR A
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O'Rourke does for the world
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Journalists of the post World
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war hardly seems a war if
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Sof the Century. He also
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AM SPOCK. The long-
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(53) New. Picture History,
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(58) New. The Dream Is
Alive: A Flight Of Discov-
ery Aboard The Space
Shuttle by Barbara
Embury. A souvenir of the
IMAX presentation. Large
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big screen presentation.
Documents the activities of
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(59) New. P. J. O'Rourke's
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Sarah Morgan's classic ac-
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(61) New. James Earl
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63) New. Paperback. Indi-
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(79) New "Dr. Bullie's"
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(65) Paperback..Witness to
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(68) Hunter: The Strange
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by ILoren Reid
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quel to Reid's memoir of his
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(78) New. David
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Halberstam is the author of
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Resort Village from page 1
ing agency may reject or modify the conclusions of law and interpre-
tations of administrative rules contained in the recommended order
of a hearing officer... "
Moreover, Florida Statutes also provides that a hearing officer's find-
ings of fact may not be rejected or modified unless the agency first
determines that the findings of:fact were not based on competent
substantial evidence or that the proceedings on which the findings
were based do not comply with essential requirements of law. Finally,
Ms. Wetherall concluded, "...if the record of the DOAH proceeding
discloses any competent substantial evidence to support a finding of
fact made by the hearing officer, the reviewing agency is bound by
such a finding."
Some of the exceptions brought by the petitioners dealt with the ab-
sorption cells in the proposed wastewater plant. The DEP Secretary
accepted the Hearing Officer's findings which addressed earlier con-
cerns expressed by DEP itself, and rejected the petitioner's excep-
Petitioners also expressed a "break out" theory which, in part, pro-
vided that sewage effluent would collect and mound in the absorp-
tion cells and, due to downward pressure from the mounding and
rainwater, would flow subsurface from the absorption cells and "break
out" as surface water at lower areas on the development site. Peti-
tioners argued that once this effluent "breaks out" as surface water,
it would be flushed into Nick's Hole and Apalachicola Bay, adding
that the Resort Village plan for mounding contours supported the
The Hearing officer rejected the "Break out" theory as not proven and
chose to accept Resort Village's evidence and testimony concerning
groundwater and contaminant transport modeling. The DEP, on re-
view, supported the Hearing officer's findings of fact and said these
"...must prevail if they are supported by competent,substantial evi-
dence..." and the Resort village did supply such evidence. Two more
exceptions were denied.
According to Wetherall's final agency Order, the Petitioner's attorneys
(Holland and Knight, Tallahassee) failed to file timely objections to
testimony or failed to inquire as to the facts underlying the testi-
mony. In some instances, they also failed to provide any evidence
contradicting testimony, as in Finding of Fact No. 17.
In other exceptions filed by Petitioners, the Hearing Officer gave greater
weight and credibility to the testimony of Resort Village's witnesses.
Indeed, the Hearing Officer found that the Resort Village experts had
greater experience with groundwater modeling on barrier islands, and
that these witnesses provided testimony "...more persuasive and more
consistent with published authorities on these subjects."
In conclusion, the DEP found that Resort village had met their bur-
den of providing reasonable assurances that the wastewater treat-
ment system would meet applicable statute and rule criteria, and
thus the Hearing Officer's findings of fact and Conclusions of Law are
adopted and incorporated into the agency decision. The DEP is di-
rected to issue permit number 235845, modified in two ways: (1) a
certified operator would be on site for six hours on each weekend
day, for six hours on three weekdays and for a visit on the remaining
two weekdays, and (2) six new compounds and chemicals would be
added to the list of parameters to be sampled.
Any party has the right to seek judicial review of the Order in the
District Court of Appeal within 30 days from the date of the Order,
February 23, 1996.






Ms. Bonnie Brown, a long-time
employee of Emerald Coast Hos-
pital, was recently selected as a
member of the prestigious Na-
tional Honorary Organization, Phi
Theta Kappa, which routinely
honors college students for their
exceptional and outstanding per-
formances in their chosen field of
While working fall-time as the
Director of Purchasing at the area
hospital, Ms. Brown has also been
actively pursuing an Associate of
Arts Degree at Gulf State Commu-
nity College in Panama City. She
has maintained a straight "A" av-
erage as a student in Panama
Ms. Brown hopes that her
achievements at Gulf State Com-
munity College will help provide
her with the skills and techniques
needed to reach her highest po-
tential at Emerald Coast Hospi-
tal. Those skill and techniques
acquired, hospital personnel ex-
pect, will provide great results
with the facility's clients and
Ms. Brown further noted that she
would like to challenge other in-
dividuals to make a commitment
to higher education and to hope-
fully improve their lives as well as
the lives of fellow community


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Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Bob Crawford today urged Florida
agribusiness firms to sign-up to
become exhibitors at the 1996
Florida International
Agribusiness Trade Show, which
will be held May 7-9, 1996. at the
Florida State Fairgrounds in
The trade show will immediately
follow the International Livestock
Conference, sponsored by the
University of Florida, which will
be held May 5-7, 1996, at the
Sheraton Conference Center in
For information on becoming an
exhibitor at the trade show, call
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0374, or write:
Florida Division of Agriculture
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Taco Bell from page 1

the owners provide the city com-
missioners with a safety track
record of Chevron Convenience &
Filling Stations located with resi-
dential areas? Is it possible for city
commissioners to review the own-
ers' business plan, so they can
make a more informed decision
about potential costs and benefits
of locating the proposed venture
at this site?"
Wesley Chesnut, the planning and
zoning board's lone dissenting
voter in Miller's construction
project, stated, "As conscientious
as these people have tried to be
in presenting a plan that's
approvable...they're trying to get
ultimate city. approval and ap-.
proval from the distributor Chev-
ron, still I have to say that this is
utterly unacceptable to me." He
noted, "The last vote when I was
here was 6 to 1, so I know how
much sway I have with this board
and this group and with the city."
Mr. Chesnut said that he had
viewed similar construction on
the outskirts of Blountstown. He
argued that Apalachicola's pro-
posed site was in a critical area.
"This project is not in a neighbor-
hood with nothing else around it.
This is in a most strategic loca-
tion, possibly the most important
corner of Apalachicola's historic
district with perhaps all of
Apalachicola's future downtown
development dependent on its
historic district. This project at
present, especially with Chevron's
insistence on its large display and
large canopy, these things fly in
the face of architectural integrity
for Apalachicola's historic district.
It is wrong." He concluded, "As
much as these people have tried
to come in with something accept-
able, I don't think they've done it
and I feel that they
could...Chevron could. We'll all
rue the day ultimately when it's

Apalachicola resident and mer-
chant Tom Beavers echoed, "I'm
very concerned with the historic
future of Apalachicola and what
it's gonna look like when a mod-
ern convenience truck stop type
building goes in there. I think it's
going to be the centerpiece of the
John Miller, III explained that
there were no guidelines to follow
and that any sizable project would
receive some type of public scru-
tiny when brought before the
planning and zoning board. "No
matter what you do, everybody
holds their breath and that's kind
of hard. There's nothing to go by.
There's nothing to go by. There's
no cookbook, so to speak, to make
up a recipe to cook something
Board member Reverend Thomas
Banks spoke in support Miller's
project. "There's no time that
you're gonna have agreement with
everyone, anyway. Let's do what's
necessary and lets do the best we
can and hope that somebody likes
it besides us."
Fellow board member George
Wood then urged the committee
to make a deciding vote on the
matter. "Discussion is paramount
to filibustering."
In other board business:
*Rex Partington reported that re-
construction of the Dixie Theatre
would begin within the next
month. Board member Wesley
Chesnut praised the project.
"Eminent reconstruction of the
turn-of-the-century Dixie Theatre
is about to happen and that's
pretty big news." Audience mem-
bers applauded Chesnut's com-

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