Title: Franklin chronicle
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The Published Every Other Friday

Franklin Chronicle

Volume 5, Number


17 May 30 May 1996




The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for
the Northern District of Florida
(Tallahassee) did not take formal
action to convert the proceedings
from a Chapter 11 process to
Chapter 7 when the interested
parties met in Judge Lewis M.
Killiam's Court on Thursday, May
9, 1996. The Internal Revenue
Service and U. S. Trustee had
made motions to make the change
to a Chapter 7 proceeding which
could involve the appointment of
a Trustee to oversee the proceed-
Instead, the Judge allowed the
Wellsprings Home Health Care or-
ganization to continue to find a
buyer for the facilities and busi-
ness. Their attorneys, Brian
Newman of Mowery and Newman
(Tallahassee) pointed out that the
debtor company wanted to obtain
the best price for the corporation
in an outright sale so as to maxi-
mize the amount available to their
creditors, and also to enhance the
continuity of the services for
health care and employment in
the areas affected by their volun-
tary bankruptcy originally filed in
October 1995.
The U. S. Trustee, James L.
Bennett (Tallahassee), argued be-
fore the Judge that there might
be strong reasons for immediately
proceeding into a Chapter 7 pro-
cess, citing various alleged pay-
ments made to "insiders" of the
corporation, and other actions.
The Judge did not receive any
evidence of these allegations
other than a list of names and
Just one day earlier, Wellsprings
attorneys filed a motion on May
8th, to continue the motions from
the IRS and U. S. Trustee for 30
days in order to have enough time
to respond to the new allegations.
In the Wellsprings motion, Mr.
Newman said, in part:
"4. The Debtor con-
tracted with Nightingale
& Associates to sell all
of its assets. The con-
tract price for the pur-
chase of the assets was
$450,000. Unfortu-
nately, the contract did
not close and the Debtor
continued to solicit a
new contract.
5. The Debtor believes it
can sell its assets and
generate a substantial
distribution to creditors.
However, the Debtor
must renew two (2) of its
licenses, applications of
which are pending, and
contract with a potential
urchaser to remain in
business in order to
have the license applica-
tion surveyed and ap-
Wellsprings Home Health Care
anticipated calling four witnesses
as well as presenting additional
evidence on the value received
from the salaried employees, re-
ferred to by the U. S. Trustee as
"salary of relatives of the princi-
ple shareholders of the corpora-
tion or "insiders of the corpora-
tion." Indeed, the May 8th motion
argued, there were only 35 min-
utes scheduled to hear both mo-
tions, and it might take a half-day
to present evidence to resolve the
issues. However, these matters
were not taken up by the Judge
nor were any orders formally is-
sued with regard to the recent al-
legations or the motion to convert
the proceedings to a Chapter 7
As matters now stand, Well-
springs has about 45 days to con-
tinue to negotiate for the purchase
of their business and conse-
quently make a "substantial cash
deposit" to the Court and credi-
tors. After that, the Court would
pickup the motion to convert the
proceedings to a Chapter 7 hear-

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A shrimp vendor working near Franklin Blvd. on St. George


Board Sets

Hearing for




Both venders and St. George Is-
land business owners attended
the Franklin County Commission
meeting on May 7 to discuss the
virtues and vices of enacting a
possible ordinance to regulate
vending on county right-of-way.
County Planner Alan Pierce urged
board members to make a deci-
sion in regard to unregulated
vending. He stated that the vend-
ing issue has been a long term
problem for the county. He fur-
ther noted that the county did not
have permits or occupational li-
censes to guide any business. "We
have a. constant conflict with
people who pay their taxes and
have an investment in their prop-
erty and those people who are
operating a business on land they
don't own or lease which is usu-
ally county property." He con-
cluded, "Something needs to be
done, because it's totally unregu-
lated at this time and it's only
gonna get worse as time goes on."

Il B

Doug McKinney
Vender Doug McKinney admitted
that he sold his products on the
county right-of-way. "But I'm not
the only one who uses county
right-of-way," said McKinney. He
told board members that many St.
George Island businesses had ei-
ther parking lots or signs on the
county's right-of-way. "They're
wanting to put me off of the right-
of-way," said McKinney, "They
want to take my way of making a
living away from me." He then
submitted to the board a list of
over 20 St. George Island busi-
nesses who he said infringed on
county right-of-way. The board
noted that the county had a sign
ordinance for such violations and
agreed to enforce the ordinance
for those St. George Island busi-
nesses in violation.
Fellow vender Mr. Carmichael
criticized Chairperson Dink Brax-
ton for meeting with business
owners about the matter, though
not conferring with venders. "Why
didn't you come and talk to me
so I could know about it," asked
Carmichael, "I don't like that,
Dink." He stated that business
owners were motivated by greed
and were afraid of competition.

Carmichael stated that venders
and business owners typically
served a different clientele. "I be-
lieve in live and let live," said
Carmichael, "And I believe in be-
ing fair." He told board members
that he would gladly pay for an
occupational license or permitting
fee. "But you will all know in your
hearts that fair is fair," concluded

S Harrison Jones
Harrison Jones of B & B Barbe-
cue stated that he was harassed
by business owners when he sold
his products from a mobile unit
on St. George Island. "I own a
business," said Jones, "I own a
restaurant in Apalachicola. I un-
derstand you guys (business own-
ers). I don't hate any one of you,
but I wouldn't do some of the
things that was done to me over
there to you all. I'm not that type
of a person." Mr. Jones said that
he thought that his vending op-
eration was legal. He said that
business owners confronted and
humiliated his customers. "I
didn't think these people were like
that," said Jones, "I didn't even
know we had these kind of people
over there on the Island." He con-
cluded, "If I'm gonna hurt you all,
you don't have to worry about B
& B (Barbecue) being over there
Business owner Morris Palmer
said that the businesses on St.
George Island employed hundreds
of employees throughout the
Continued on page 14

Bevis & Port




After years of confrontation, the
mutual threat of lawsuits and the
dismissal of a declaratory judg-
ment against Bevis by Judge Wil-
liam Gary in the Franklin County
Second Circuit Court, the Carra-
belle Port and Airport Authority
and Tommy Bevis finally reached
a compromise on May 9.
In a three to one vote (Frieda
White voting nay), the Port Au-
thority granted a request by Bevis
to implement six boat slips, a boat
ramp and a travel lift at his facil-
ity on Timber Island. The board
also agreed to allow Bevis to
implement a fuel dock in five year
if no other facility provides such
a service in that time period. Bevis
agreed to give 20% of all profits
generated by the six boat slips to
the Port Authority.
The granted requests were not
new to the Port Authority. In fact,
most of the same requests were
made by Bevis as far back as
1991. Both acting Chairperson
Cliff Willis and Frieda White ar-
gued to table the May 9 issue until
the board's June meeting. How-
ever, board member Barry Wood
insisted that the issue had lin-
gered long enough.
"If we're gonna' go'through all this
arguing over him (Bevis) putting
in a boat ramp over there," argued
Wood, "it's just gonna be more foot
dragging and killing time. And
this thing has drug on for five
years. We need to get it settled."
Mr. Lycett stated that Bevis' pro-
posed boat ramp site was the
most ideal site on Timber Island.
'The thing I like about this also is
that Tommy (Bevis) has offered to
share some of the revenue. That's
a plus. That's a step in the right
direction." Lycett also noted that,
if the board granted the said re-
quests, Bevis would be better able
to comply with a contractual ob-
ligation to employ 12 people at his
Mr. Bevis urged board members
to work with him on the said re-
quests in order to avoid further
legal expenses for both parties.
"Just as long as we're
talking...we're making progress."
Later contacted by the Franklin
Chronicle, Bevis spoke of his pro-
posed development plans. "You
can have progress and guide it in
the right direction," said Bevis,
"or you can have progress and get
run over by it. Change is coming
and the City needs to look down
the road to see it." He concluded,
"The City needs to look at the
overall picture. If they can see it
coming, they can start planning
for it in a long-term approach
rather than in the next month or

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Commissioner Tolliver (right) takes the lead in relieving
Jimmy Mosconis (left) of his rules and his chairmanship
at the May 7 County Commission meeting.

Mosconis Removed

From Chairmanship

A Report & Commentary by Brian Goercke

p. .

"We thought, because we had
power we had wisdom." Stephen
Vincent Benet, Litany for Dicta-
torship (1935)
Aggravated by unauthorized de-
cision-making and livid over large
statements of personal self worth,
the Franklin County Commission
led by Edward Tolliver resolved to
end the "ego trip" of Jimmy
Mosconis by abruptly ending his
term as chairperson at the regu-
lar May 7 meeting.
For all of his political savvy,
Mosconis could not squirm free
of the board's humbling decision;
nor could he distance himself
from a politically fatal statement
made on April 16 at a Bay County
According to Franklin Chronicle
reporter Rene Topping, Mosconis
informed a 34 member tri-county
board known as the Gulf Coast
Work Force Development Board
that the Franklin County Com-
mission did not operate by
Robert's Rules of Order, but by
Jimmy's Rules of Order.
When the chairperson's April 16
statement reached fellow board
members in Franklin County, at
least three of the commissioners
were so infuriated as to make lo-
cal political history. The removal
of a county commissioner from
the seat of chairperson has ap-
parently never occurred before in
Franklin County.
Commissioner Edward Tolliver led
the attack against Mosconis sec-
onds after the board completed
their invocation and Pledge of Al-
legiance. Tolliver stood up and
announced that he wanted to re-
scind his motion from January of
1996 to nominate Jimmy Mosco-
.nis as the board's chairperson. "I
hardly knew at that time that we
were gonna send you on an ego
trip," said Tolliver, "But we did."
Commissioner Dink Braxton also
informed board members that the
chairperson's comments on April
16 and his general behavior at the
Gulf Coast Work Force Develop-
ment Board meetings had upset
several people.

"I've had a lot of people call me
who were very displeased with the
way the chairman has been do-
ing," said Braxton. "I was very dis-
pleased two weeks ago. Of course,
everyone read the paper and they
know what I've said. Some of the
people from the P.I.C. (Private In-
dustry Council) also called me.

They read an article in the paper."
Braxton stated that he was thor-
oughly dissatisfied with the chair-
person, though said he was not
campaigning for the chairperson's
None the less, the board voted 3-
2 to remove Mosconis and appoint
Dink Braxton as the new chair-
person. Both Mosconis and Will-
iams voted against the motion.
Tolliver remarked, "I've got a lot
of discussion if you want to hear
it." Mosconis responded, "You can
take that up with the new chair-
Mosconis then turned to, Braxton
and asked, "When you were chair-
man last, I thought you made the
statement that you wouldn't be
chairman anymore?" Tolliver
pointed out, "A lot of things have
happened since then. The meet-
ing you had in Panama City with-
the Jobs and Education Partner-.
ship Program...you got up there
and told the chairmen from Bay
County and Gulf County, 'I don't
go by Robert's Rules of Order. I
go by the Mosconis' Rules of Or-
der.'" Mosconis asked Tolliver if he
had personally attended the meet-
ing where the alleged statement
was made. Tolliver responded that
he did not attend the said meet-
ing, but was informed by several
"good sources" that the alleged
statement was made.
Turning to the newly elected
chairperson, Mosconis asked
Braxton if he wanted to take over
the chairperson's seat immedi-
ately. Tolliver jumped in, "You're
no longer the chairman now."
You're a commissioner now.
You've just finished your official
business with the chairmanship."
Mosconis & Braxton then gath-
ered their documents and name
plates and changed seats. As
Mosconis stood up to change
seats, he noted, "In this county,
we can have a revolution without
firing any shots." Tolliver re-
turned, "I like that. Now, if you
want to fire some shots, we can
do that, too." As he passed behind
Tolliver to take Braxton's former
seat, Mosconis slapped his name
plate against the back of Tolliver's
seat and noted, "The democratic
process will prevail." Tolliver
turned to Mosconis and mused,
"This may be a first in Franklin
County politics."
Ironically, towards the end of the
May 7 board meeting, Mosconis
made a motion to adopt Robert's
Rules of Order. His motion failed
to receive a second from fellow
board members.

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Page 2 17 May 1996 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday



Notes from the May 7
meeting of the Frank-
lin County Commis-
*Lanark Village resident Martin
Roller complained to board mem-
bers that fellow resident Robert
Mercer operated a home garbage
disposal service in a residential
section. Roller said that Mercer
parked his garbage trucks outside
of his residence at all hours.
"About a year and a half ago, we
came before this commissioners'
meeting and brought this to you
at that time," said Roller, "and you
told us then that something would
be done about it. You told the at-
torney to write a letter to this man
telling him he could not operate a
business there and that he must
move his garbage truck."

Martin Roller
Roller said that he has informed
Commissioner Raymond Williams
and the HRS about the said mat-
ter. The HRS allegedly told Roller
to contact the sheriffs office to
complain of a violation of ordi-
nance 95-5. Roller said that he
filed a complaint at the sheriffs
office and that Mercer was later
fined $100 for violating ordinance
95-5. "It absolutely did no good
whatsoever," said Roller."The gar-
bage truck is still there. He's still
doing the same thing. He trans-
fers garbage from one truck to
another directly in front of my
house. On some occasions, this
garbage has remained in his truck
as long as five days. If you can't
do something about this, where
do we go next?"
Commissioner Raymond Williams
stated that he had also contacted
the Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment about the ordinance vio-
lation. Williams said that he
thought the matter had been re-
solved and that Mercer had sold
his business. "When I drove by a
couple of times," said Williams,
-"the trucks were empty." Roller
responded, "Well, they're empty
but they're still garbage trucks,
and. they're not empty all the
time." Commissioner Williams
said that he was not aware of any
ordinance banning empty garbage
trucks from parking in residen-
tial areas. "As long as there is gar-
bage," said Williams, "we can do
Commissioner Tclliver suggested
that, if Mr. Mercer continued to
violate ordinance 95-5, the board
should fine him $500 per day.
Attorney Shuler said that the of-
fense of operating a commercial
business in a residential area was
a misdemeanor. Roller pointed out
that Mr. Mercer printed his home
telephone number on the side of
his garbage truck. "That's the
(telephone) number he uses," ar-
gued Roller, "so, therefore, he is
operating from his place of resi-
The board then voted 4-1 (Com-
missioner Mosconis voting nay) to
direct Attorney Al Shuler to write
a letter to Mr. Mercer to inform
him that, if he continued to vio-
late ordinance 95-5, he would be
fined $500 daily and charged with
a Third Degree Misdemeanor. The
board also directed Attorney
Shuler to write an amendment to
ordinance 95-5, so the board
could increase the daily fine. "I
don't want this to fall through the
cracks anymore," said Commis-
sioner Williams. "I want to make
sure we can handle that and that
it's taken care of."
*Superintendent of Public Works
Prentice Crum informed board
members that all Franklin County
Road Department personnel had
completed CPR training.

*The board unanimously adopted
an ordinance for the bike path
located on the right of way on Gulf
Beach Drive in St. George Island
The ordinance prohibits motor-
ized vehicles on the bike path with
the exception of motorized handi-
cap vehicles and law enforcement
vehicles that use the path on offi-
cial business. The ordinance also
prohibits littering and disturbing
any natural vegetation on the bike
path. Additionally, the ordinance
prohibits the reckless use of bi-
cycles or wheel chairs on the bike

*Mr. Jim Sisung, president of the
Keep Franklin County Beautiful
Committee, informed board mem-
bers that 417,000 tons on waste
was collected at the Franklin
County Landfill for amnesty week.
'That's enough for a mountain,"
said Sisung "It was a mountain
over there."

Board Says

"No" to

Vehicles on


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Jim Sisung
Sisung praised all those who par-
ticipated in amnesty week efforts.
"It was an across the board effort
on all the people's part and it was
excellent," said Sisung. He also
thanked the board of county com-
missioners for supporting the
Keep Franklin County Beautiful
Committee. He told board mem-
bers that his committee would
continue to meet monthly and
would design new programs to
help keep the county clean.
Sisung completed his presenta-
tion by awarding each county
commissioner with a certificate of
appreciation from the Keep Fran-
klin County Beautiful Committee.
Commissioners Tolliver pointed
out that, when Solid Waste Direc-
tor Van Johnson was unable to
be present at the county landfill,
the facility was left without any
backup direction. The board then
unanimously appointed Fonda
Davis as the assistant director of
the Franklin County Solid Waste
*The board unanimously agreed
to approve a prepared plan from
the Enterprise Zone Committee,
which will be submitted to the
Department of Commerce. The
lan explains goals and objectives
or establishingjobs, the develop-
ment of joint programs with loca-
tion training facilities, the incen-
tives for new and expanding busi-
nesses to seek grants, and the
coordination between state and
local government.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs had
prepared a program audit to guide
the county on the implementation
of it's Community Development
Block Grant programs. He stated
that the county needed to con-
front handicap access issues. The
board agreed to provide handrails
for the handicap ramp- on the ex-
terior of the courthouse and to
make courthouse bathrooms
handicap accessible.
*The board set a second public
hearing on July 2 to review a zon-
ing request by Jim Sullivan to
develop a golf course in Eastpoint.
The board also unanimously
agreed to schedule all zoning
hearings on the first board meet-
ing of the month.
*The board agreed to approve a
Memorandum of Agreement be-
tween the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board and the Gulf
Coast Workforce Development
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that the
proposed prison may not be built
on county land. He said that an-
other site has been considered
across from State Road 65. Pierce
noted that the said land did not
have as many wetlands as did the
county's property. Pierce sug-
gested that the county property
be used to create soccer and little
league football fields.
*Chairperson Braxton stated that
several accidents have occurred
on County Road 65 from East-
point to St. George Island. He said
that the road was too narrow and
suggested lowering the speed limit
from 35 to 25 mph. The board
directed County Engineer Joe
Hamilton to review the said road
and make a recommendation to
the board on the possibility of low-
ering the speed limit.
*The board agreed to make a line
item budget transfer of $1,573
from capital outlay funds to re-
pair an ice machine at the Frank-
lin County Jail.
*The board agreed to advertise an
amendment to the fire district or-
dinance to include rescue units.
The amended ordinance would
allow the first responders unit to
receive MSBU funding.
The board voted 3-2 (Commis-
sioners Braxton and Williams vot-
ing nay) to appeal a recent cir-
cuit court decision to allow Rob-
ert Heron to develop nine units
on a three acre lot by the bay. The
decision will be appealed to the
First District Court. "It is a bad
precedent for the board to be or-
dered to be issued nine units for
three acres on the bay," said At-
torney Shuler. "We have not done
that for anybody else." County
Planner Alan Pierce said that the
Department of Community Affairs
may also join the county in the
*In reference to seafood dealers
who were allowed to trade oyster
shells to the landfill in exchange
for tipping fees Chairperson Dink
Braxton pointed out that Nick
Shiver did not make such a trans-

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Steven Rash
St. George Island business owner
Steven Rash appeared before the
board of Franklin County Com-
missioners on May 7 to request
an amendment to Ordinance 78-
4, which prohibits vehicular traf-
fic on public beaches.
The request by Rash received little
support from commissioners and
much protest from residents,
business owners as well as civic
and environmental representa-
tives. The amended ordinance
would allow limited vehicular traf-
fic seaward of the commercial
area on Unit One of St. George
Island's Gulf Beaches. The ordi-
nance would further allow four-
wheel vehicles to drive on Unit
One at a speed of 50 horsepower
or less.
Commissioner Raymond Williams
questioned if the ordinance would
set a precedence for all commer-
cial property owners to gain ve-
hicular access to public beaches.
"Are we setting our self up for a
lawsuit," asked Williams. "If we
don't allow someone else to do this
from somewhere else as long as
it's in a commercial zone?" Attor-
ney Shuler said that the board
may be liable in the future if they
did not allow beach access to
other commercial property own-
John Shelby, who spoke; on be-
half of the St. George Island Civic
Club, protested any amendment
to Ordinance 78-4. He said that
civic club members feared that
opening the beaches to vehicular
traffic for one commercial prop-
erty owner might lead to "more
and heavier" vehicular traffic in
the future. "Judging the horse-
power and the exact locations
where it is legal to ride will create
an enforcement nightmare," said
Shelby. "We fear that if won't be
enforced at all, and that we will
begin seeing trucks running up
and down beaches in front of our

John Shelby
Shelby also warned of safety haz-
ards if the ordinance was
amended. He said that the ordi-
nance would allow four-wheel ve-
hicles to be driven up and down a
one-half mile stretch of public
beach area. "The chances of in-
jury to sunbathers, and beach
walkers is obvious," said Shelby,
"What little income might be gen-
erated for the County by one small
vendorr couldn't possibly offset the
;County's lost revenue due to the
reduced property values, and/ or
the County's cost to defend a law-
suit that would come from any
injury that might occur related to
the board's decision to allow mo-
tori2ed vehicles so close to beach-
goers." He concluded, "The
amendment appears to be good
for very few people and bad for the
majority, including tax-paying St.
George Island property and busi-
ness owners...The St. George Is-
land Civic Club is the voice of the
quiet island residents. There are
between 300 and 400 members.
You must own property on the is-
land to be a voting member of the
(civic) club."
Mr. Steven Rash submitted a pe-
tition signed by 300 individuals
supporting his request for vehicu-
lar access. "I know lots of people
who don't have a problem with
this," said Rash. He stated that
his sole purpose for requesting an
amendment to Ordinance 78-4
was to haul jet skis from his busi-
ness to the water. He said that
such beach access would only be
done in the morning and after-
noon. Rash also offered to pay a
permit fee for such beach access.
"The statement that people will be
driving up and down beaches with

trucks and this and that is just a
little bit far fetched," said Rash.
He told commissioners that sev-
eral individuals advised him that
he should have driven his for-
wheel vehicles on the beach with-
out seeking board approval to do
so. Rash said he was advised that
"Nobody would say anything
about it or know the difference."
He complained that security
guards on the Plantation drove
their vehicles on beach areas. "I
haven't seen any county ordi-
nances giving private security the
right to drive up and down the
beaches," said Rash. "I don't ac-
cept someone telling me what I
can do on my property when they
got their loop holes."
Pamela Amato spoke on behalf of
the Plantation. She said that nu-
merous tracks had been made on
the public beaches in the past few
weeks by the Department of En-
vironmental Protection (DEP).
"I've called daily to security to
complain about that," said Amato.
She said that security guards
have requested the DEP to remain
as close to the shore lines as pos-
sible. "We are not happy with DEP
being on our beaches," Amato
explained. "We've had a lot of work
done as far as dune restoration.
We do not knowingly allow any-
body to take vehicles onto the
beach even from their private resi-
dence on the gulf side." Amato
said that security guards used
bicycles to patrol the public
Woody Miley from the Apalachi-
cola National Estuarine Research
Reserve explained that the DEP's
presence on the beaches was tem-
porary; he said that their purpose
was to reestablish the coastal line.
In regard to the proposed ordi-
nance, Miley stated that driving
on the public beaches was not
environmentally sound. "Protect-
ing the endangered species is im-
portant," Miley said. "The concern
should be the beach vegetation,
the dunes and the dune vegeta-
tion." He said that destruction of
beach vegetation even on flat
ground would prohibit the estab-
lishment of dunes. Miley pointed
out that beach vegetation was re-
sponsible for establishing dunes.
"If someone destroys it (vegeta-
tion) on their personal property,"
explained Miley, "the storm surge
isn't gonna recognize the bound-
ary lines. It will be a breech point
for storm surge and it would dam-
age the adjacent property."
Graham Armistead referred to the
presentation by Mr. Shelby as ar-
ticulate though "overkill." He said
that the business district was be-
coming slowly strangled.
Armistead also addressed the pre-
sentation from Mr. Miley. "If we're
gonna use this line of thought
about broaching the beach or
breaking the beach," Armistead
said, "then it could be suggested
along these lines that we close the
public beach, because there are

no sand dunes there and the wa-
ter will come over." Armistead
urged conflicting groups to work
together on the matter. "There's
always one group trying to choke
out another group," said
Armistead. He argued that Mr.
Rash was attempting to work with
the board to help bring more rev-
enue into the county. "He's (Rash)
asking you for permission to guide
him through the valley of the
shadow of death...to the water."
After a motion was made to
amend Ordinance 78-4, the board
failed to second the motion.



Commit issinn

John Horan

By Rene Topping
To rezone or not to rezone was one
of the burning issues at the city
of Carrabelle meeting held April
6, 1996 at City Hall. John Horan,
who is in the middle of building a
new house near Avenue on C67
was requesting a change from Ri
to R4 for the house and two oth-
ers he has just bought. Commis-
sioner Jim Phillips again defended
the previous decisions made by
the city commission on "spot zon-
ing," saying that he would have
to vote for fairness, "We would be
doing exactly what we have de-
nied people in the past." The com-
mission have for several years
turned down such requests, pre-
ferring to stick to the comprehen-
sive plan.
Horan defended his request, say-
ing that he felt there would be a
need for more commercial areas
and that the R4 would permit
owners to live on the premises and
conduct their business. R4 zon-
ing permits such activities as of-
fices for doctors, attorneys, act.,:
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Horan was questioned as to what
other residents in the same block
felt about the proposed change.
Commissioner Ginnie Sanborn
presented a different view of the
question saying,"We ought to let
some businesses come in," add-
ing also that there might come a
time when there would be no
room for businesses in the com-
mercial districts and people in-
tending to have a business might
go elsewhere. Phillips contended
that there were already areas that
business activity was allowed and
Horan "knew what was allowed
when he bought the property. "
Phillips also stated, "If the need
is there [for more commercial
then we need to fill it. I don't think
the need is there."
At a suggestion from the city at-
torney a public hearing will be
advertised in order that residents
may state their views. Later in the
meeting County Planner Alan
Pierce spoke to the issue and
asked the city commissioners if
they thought the time had come
to have the city reestablish its own
city planning and zoning board.
The city commissioners said that
they did not believe they could get
five people who would come for-
ward and serve. They added that
last planning and zoning board
had failed because they could not
get a quorum for meetings. Pierce
did tell commissioners that the
present system where County
Building Inspector does inspec-
tions for the city can be contin-
ued at no cost to the city if they
did decide to reestablish their own
Will Kendrick came before the
commission to request the clos-
ing of a 30-foot alley in Block 137
(F5) Pickett's Addition on the
property located on the east side
of C67. Kendrick owns the entire
block. He said that if the city
would relinquish the alley he
would take over the drainage of
the area. The commission stuck
by previous refusals and turned
down the request. Several mem-
bers of the commission traced the
drainage problem to runoff as far
as U.S. 98 and will talk to the
State Department of Transporta-
tion, (SDOT) to see if that depart-
ment could help allay the prob-
lem. Kendrick told commission-
ers that he would be back at sub-
sequent meetings.
The Carrabelle Volunteer Fire
Department (CVFD) may be get-
ting a new four-wheel-drive ve-
hicle as the two bids received were
opened. 10-8 Fire Equipment
made a bid with two options. One,
for just the truck-$26, 800. Op-
tion two-the truck complete with
all equipment-$45,953. Gulf
Ford Company of Apalachicola bid
on the truck only at $25,599. Fire
Chief Bonnie Kerr and her Lieu-
tenant Tony Millender took the
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Potholes and

Politics- Local

Option Tax Runs

Out of Gas

A Report & Commentary by Brian Goercke
We'll just put a sign up saying, Travel at your own risk.' That would
be good.- Commissioner Edward Tolliver
Franklin County residents may soon have to drive at their own risk
as cash reserves in the county continue to wither and county com-
missioners continue to put off viable future plans to maintain county
roads. On May 7, county commissioners overlooked the plethora of
potholes and a June 1 deadline to enact a Six Cent Local Option
Sales Tax on Gasoline. As a result, the county will have approxi-
mately $300,000 less in their budget to pave county maintained roads.
Discussion on the local option gas tax began when County Planner
Alan Pierce informed commissioners that the county's cash reserves
will be dried up in two or three years. He said that the county bud-
geted $850,000 annually for the road department. Of the $850,000,
Pierce said that the department spent $650,000 on personnel costs,
$60,000 for operating materials, $25,000 for insurance on equipment
and $70,000 for repair and maintenance of the equipment. Pierce
said that the remaining $45,000 was used to purchase road material.
"Every year we spend more than $45,000 on road material," Pierce
explained. "So we are taking money every year out of cash reserves
that the county has built up in previous years to buy road material."
Pierce said that the board used $115,000 from cash reserves in the
present year for road materials. He said that only $220,000 remained
in cash reserves. "In two more years," warned Pierce, "you will run
out of cash reserves and then you will not have the money to buy the
materials you've been buying for the last couple of years."
Mr. Pierce informed board members of three options to generate rev-
enue for the road department. He stated that board could raise prop-
erty taxes, pass a local option sales tax for all products sold in the
county or enact a local option gas tax. Pierce explained that the local
option gas tax would generate $300,000 annually. However, he did
note that the State of Florida would "piggyback" an additional tax on
the six cent gas tax. He said that the overall tax increase would be
boosted to ten cents. "That will then allow the state to do more work
in Franklin. County," explained Pierce, "Which should include (the
state) taking over Alligator Point Road, County Road 67 and County
Road 30, and those are three roads we spend most of our time work-
ing on." He continued, "If we don't have those three roads in our road
system, the road department can get more work done for the citizens
of this county." Pierce concluded, "Something needs to be done soon
because in two to three years, you will run out of cash reserves, and,
you won't be able to have the road department you have now, much
less anything better."
Commissioner Edward Tolliver said that he could not support a six
cent gas tax, because the federal government was presently attempt-
ing to repeal a 4.3% gas tax. "I don't see why we have to put this kind
of tax on our people here in Franklin County," argued Tolliver.
Commissioner Raymond Williams said that the federal gas tax was
earmarked for education and not road repair. Tolliver asked if he
would be able to take $60,000 from the total gas tax proceeds to use
in his district. "I don't want to put all my money on Alligator Point
Road," complained Tolliver. Attorney Al Shuler said that the board
could do as Tolliver requested if they passed a motion to split the
proceeds by district. "Our residents are taxed enough on gasoline,"
said Tolliver. "We pay about 45 or 50 percent in taxes on the gas
pump right now. And we are not receiving the recognition from the
D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) that I think we should be get-
ting for the taxes that they get from our county." He concluded, "I
don't think another six cents is gonna get us any more recognition. I
think the governor and our representatives and legislators have wrote
us off as the lost part of Florida."
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis told board members that he wanted
to give the road and bridge task force more time to review both the
road department and the gas tax. The said task force was formed at a
previous board meeting for the purpose of examining the efficiency of
the road department. "We've got a crisis," exclaimed Mosconis. "In
the next couple of years, we're gonna run down a dead end street." He
continued, "We're going into the hole in terms of new construction.
With all the growth in the county and the need for new road pave-
ment and resurfacing, we've got needs growing every day."
Commissioner Williams stated that the board needed to act before
June 1 in order to enact the local option gas tax for the present year;
he pointed out that, if the board delayed, they would have to wait
until September of 1997 before they could enact the said tax. "Now,
you're talking about a crisis of not having any money in two years,
warned Williams, "You're gonna be completely out (of money). You
won't be able to get any revenue unless you go to ad valorem (taxes)
for emergency purposes. And I don't favor going to ad valorem taxes
to support the road and bridge. I think it ought to be done out of road

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Commissioner Bevin Putnal explained that local road conditions were
quickly becoming a county liability. "I ride on the roads in my district
every day," said Putnal, "and I can see them falling apart...literally
falling apart." Tolliver returned, "I've got some roads that's falling
apart, too. I've got a lot of roads that's not being paved." Tolliver com-
plained that roads on St. George Island received a disproportionate
amount of attention from the road department.
Putnal warned, "I can see us in a year or two facing many lawsuits,
because of the potholes in these roads: It's getting that bad." Tolliver
responded, "We'll just put a sing up saying, Travel at your own risk.'
That would be good."
Chairperson Dink Braxton said that he could not support a local
option sales tax on gasoline without further information from the
task force. "It's very possible that they may come up with something,"
said Braxton, '" .hat's why we appointed them. If they come up with
something so we don't have to pass that tax, I'd rather see that than
put the tax on the people again." Braxton initially urged board mem-
bers to enact a gas tax in order to pave the Escape Road in Eastpoint.
Ironically, Braxton's rationale for postponing the gas tax strongly con-
flicted with a previous public statement he made in which he told
fellow board members that he no faith in a review committee.
As Chairperson Braxton called for a vote on the gas tax, Commis-
sioner Mosconis asked to discuss the matter further. Braxton agreed
to discuss the matter further, but requested that the former chair-
person keep his comments brief. "Are we running by Robert's Rules
of Order," asked Mosconis, "or Dink's rules?" Tolliver added, "Not
Mosconis' rules."
Commissioner Mosconis then asked to know when the next task force
meeting would be scheduled. County Planner Alan Pierce responded
that the task force had researched all relevant information concern-
ing the gas tax and the road department; he stated that the commit-
tee had no plans to meet again. Mosconis told board members that
he wanted a three to five year projection on how much money the
road department would cost to operate. (Editor's note: this can be
determined by multiplying $850,000 by 3, 4 &5). He also asked for a
three to five year projection to determine how much revenue the gas
tax will generate (Editor's note: this can be determined by multiplying
$300,000 by 3, 4 & 5).
"I think this subject area is really complicated and far reaching and
it's gonna affect us for a long time," said Mosconis, "I think it needs to
be thought out clearer. The money needs to be clearly earmarked for
something and not just put into space." He continued, "You're talk-
ing about levying a tax on the people without them voting on it. The
people in this county have a real strong feeling about taxes. I know I
do:' Mosconis concluded, "If you're gonna put a tax on the people here
without them voting on it and without debating it much, then it needs
to be pretty clear to them (taxpayers) to give them some comfort where
that money is going to and what they're gonna get for it (a gas tax). "
Commissioner Williams argued that board members had all the in-
formation they needed from the task force to make an intelligent de-
cision. "The road budget is fast dwindling," explained Williams. "In
two years, it (the budget) will be gone within that period of time and
you're gonna be laying people off." He continued, "We can wait right
down to the last two years and try to pass an emergency session. I
don't think the committee is gonna come up with any more sugges-
tions in any more depth. If you fire one person there (at the road
department), you might save $24,000. If you laid off two people, you
may save fifty thousand dollars. What you're talking about here is
laying off people to make up the money."
With a brief anecdote about his family, Commissioner Tolliver made a
final argument against the gas tax. "I came up in a family of eight
kids and my dad didn't work all the time," said Tolliver. "A lot of times
he was laid off. But we knew how to budget our money. And I think
this road department knows how to how to budget their money," He
concluded, "If we give them a little bit of money, they'll know where to
put that money. And I don't think more money is gonna solve our
problems. My mom would take a pork chop and a quarter pound of
gravy and we all ate. We all ate good."
The board then voted 3-2 to reject a six cent local option sale tax on
gasoline. Commissioners Williams and Putnal voted in favor the mo-
tion. Chairperson Braxton and Commissioners Tolliver and Mosconis
voted against the motion.
The board also voted 4-1 (Commissioner Tolliver voting nay) to direct
the road and bridge task force to submit a detailed projection for the
next three to five years of road department expenses, gas tax pro-
ceeds and additional state taxes incurred by a local option gas tax.
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Library board member
Anne Lindsey
(pictured right)
petitions the
Carrabelle City
Commission for repair
work of the Carrabelle
library's leaky roof.

SOf St. George Island, Inc.

Frankly Speaking

In Franklin County

By Rene Topping
At the last Carrabelle City meeting, on May 6, County Planner Alan
Pierce asked the commissioners how they viewed having a Carrabelle
Planning and Zoning Board. He said he thought that the time had
come for Carrabelle citizens to begin taking a hand in the planning
for the future of their city. I could not agree more.
And I definitely think that the city commissioners are in essence sell-
ing their own citizens short in their belief that there would not be any
volunteers among the residents of the town.
Carrabelle is a town on the brink of all sorts of commercial and resi-
dential development. The entire face and character of the town is
changing rapidly. If Carrabelle is to grow in the way that the commu-
nity itself wants, then I firmly believe that the residents are going to
have to take it in hand. I Just as firmly believe that there are five
people in Carrabelle who will be willing to give at least one night of
each month to working on planning and zoning.
At present as a member of the County Planning and Zoning Board I
do my best to listen most carefully when the town's interests are
being discussed does Don Wood and Ann Morgan, who are the
other two members who live in the Carrabelle area. Don is the only.
member of the board who lives within the city limit. More and more
times we have to be a part of a decision that in my mind truly belongs.
to those people who pay taxes to the town.
It would cost the city little, probably just the cost of electricity for
their monthly meeting at City Hall and a little postage. Planning and
Zoning members receive no payment for their services and pay all
expenses of getting there and back. Pierce said that the building in-
spector, Roscoe Carroll, would continue to do inspections at no cost
,to the city.
One benefit the commissioners would gain is that the requests would
be heard by the Planning and Zoning board and then come to them.
with a recommendation. As it is, much time is taken up at the com-
mission meetings when tough issues such as the zoning changes pro-
posed in the R I to R 4 proposals. I am hearing a lot of talk from
residents who are against this proposal and I would suspect that a
chamber full of people will greet the commissioners at their next meet-
As I live in the county, I have no say as to what the commission
should do about problems that face city dwellers only. However I would
like to suggest, (ever so gently) that the commissioners place the
matter of Carrabelle having it's own city planning and zoning board
on their next agenda. That would give the citizens a chance to say
what they would like. It seems I remember just a short while ago
. some very passionate citizens, such as Pam Lycett, Gary Reakes, and
James N. Brown, to name just a few, were really intereted in what
made their city tick.
I'm thinking that they, or other people who love the town, might make
a start to a fine board. It seemed that they were truly interested in the
future of their city. Carrabelle can control it's growth and still grow in
an orderly manner, but now is the time to see that it does. Tomorrow
will be too late. Why not ask these folks who are interested in city
affair how they feel about it? There is a good feeling that comes from
helping to sculpture the place you live in.

Praise the Lord,

Give the Library a Roof!

By Ren6 Topping
One Carrabelle Commissioner George Jackson vowed to crawl all over
the roof of the Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin County Public Li-
brary as he and the other Commissioners promised to bring up the
library's leaky roof at the very next Commission meeting. This action
was spurred by Franklin County Public Library Board Member Anne
Lindsey. After telling them she had brought her "kneeling pad," to
use she made an eloquent speech to the Carrabelle City Commission.
She repeated time and again her plea that the City Commission do
something to stop the leaks in the Library roof. After her speech and
a follow up from Library assistant Jackie Gay who said that she fears
another hurricane such as Opal, when the books and equipment had
to be swathed in plastic. Franklin County Library Director Eileen Annie
said that although she had come prepared to speak she felt.that the
two ladies had certainly made the point without any further talk.
The small annex to the Community building that holds the library
has lately been vexed with leaks sprouting all over the roof and en-
dangering the collection of books. Ms. Lindsey told the members of
the commission that if something is not done quickly there could be
damage or loss of 16,480 books, audio and video tapes.
Ms. Lindsey said that a building contractor had voluntarily gone up
on the roof and had estimated that it would cost between $3,000 and
$5,000 to do a cold tar repair. A new roof for the library would cost
between $15,000 and $20,000.
Basically the Commissioners responded sympathetically to the re-
quest but Commissioner Jim Phillips said he certainly understood
the concerns but added,"Where are we going to get the money?" Jack-
son told the rest of the board that he would look into the matter and
the commission can take it up again at their next meeting.

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The Honorable Judge William Gary

Frank T. Williams,
Assistant State Attorney

Kevin Steiger,
Assistant Public Defender

Franklin County Court House
May 13, 1996

Eric Leo Campbell: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwell-
ing, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary con-
tinued the case for pretrial on June 10. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Marvin Campbell: Charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Check
and Burglary of a Dwelling, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charges. Judge Gary continued the case for trial on June 13. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The defendant has been accused of forging several checks from Ruby
Myers' account on June 26, 1995. The checks were allegedly forged
at the Gulfside IGA in Apalchicola. According to the probable cause
report, IGA Clerk Rhonda Lewis and Supervisor Nikita Williams posi-
tively identified the defendant as the individual who forged the checks
on June 26.
The defendant has also been accused of breaking into the Avenue J
residence of Vickie Johns on June 26. According to the probable cause
report, the defendant leapt through the front screen window after
being denied entrance into Johns' home. The defendant then alleg-
edly attacked the defendant, but fled when he saw that other indi-
viduals were present.
George Frederick Cargill: Charged with one count of Trafficking in
Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Possession of
Cannabis, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge
Gary continued the case for case management on June 10. The de-
fendant was represented by Attorney Hal Richmond.
Vanessa Glass: Charged with Resisting an Officer with Violence and
Disorderly Intoxication, the defendant failed to appear for her court
appointment. Judge Gary issued a capias of arrest for the defendant
for failure to appear.
According to the probable cause report, Deputy Creamer was dis-
patched to the Eastpoint Apartments on April 8 in reference to a
disturbance. Creamer reported that he observed the defendant in the
street cursing at her neighbors across the street. Creamer allegedly
told the defendant to go to home so he could investigate the matter.
The defendant allegedly told Creamer to "go to hell." Creamer reported
that when he attempted to arrest the defendant, she slapped him and
tried to pull away. Deputy Creamer reported that the disturbance
was in reference to some kids who live across the street from the
Linda Joyce Goggins: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery
with Deadly Force, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge.
Judge Gary continued the case for pre-trial on June 10. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The defendant has been accused of striking Ruth Hayes in the head
several times with a three foot wooden stick on April 24. According to
the probable cause report, witness Dolly Smith reported that the de-
fendant became angry with Hayes at a gathering at Millender's Trailer
Park and attacked the victim with a stick. Ms. Hayes was later taken
to Emerald Coast Hospital and received stitches to her forehead.
William Roy Hass: Charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing
and Eluding, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and
Felony Criminal Mischief, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charges. Judge Gary continued the case for pretrial on June 10. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Thomas Michael Hart: Charged with three counts of Possession of
Burglary Tools and Petit Theft, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to
the charges. Judge Gary continued the case for case management on
June 10. The defendant was represented by Attorney Douglass W.
The defendant has been accused of several burglaries involving vend-
ing machines located outside of the Gulfside IGA from October to
December of 1995. According to the probable cause report, the de-
fendant was videotaped in the three burglaries. The videotape alleg-
edly revealed that the defendant dropped coins into the vending ma-
chines to determine whether the change boxes were full. The defen-
dant then allegedly cut the padlocks and emptied the contents from
the change box into a change bag, which was held by an unidentified


Announces for

Gulf County


Jimmy Williams announced that
he will be a candidate for Sheriff
of Gulf County. Williams said he
was encouraged with the support
and encouragement he has re-
ceived from the citizens of the ANT
county to seek this office.
Williams was born and raised in
Port St. Joe. He began his law
enforcement career in Gulf
County with the Sheriffs Auxil- 2
iary, while employed with the St. A
Joe Paper Company. He joined the
Sheriffs office as a full time em-
ployee in 1973, and while with the
office, he was selected to serve as
Chief Deputy. He was later em-
ployed by the Mexico Beach Po-
lice Department. ,..,nO1 mltter wl
Williams' law enforcement career OUrS is a Srtiu
continued when he was employed
by the Franklin County Sheriffs KELLEY FUN
Office in 1977, where he had been
employed for the past 18 years.. KELLEY-RILEY I
During his employment he served
as Chief Deputy (for the past 8 serving all of Fl
years), Chief Investigator of Crimi- 653-2208 -
nal Investigations,'was on the Big -2 -
Bend Narcotics Task Force, and
voted as a member to the Florida
Intelligence Unit as well as the ex-
ecutive review committee.
He also served with the Regional
Organized Crime Information KEYSTONE IEALTY
Center and was a member of the STONE
Florida Narcotics Officers' Asso- Lic. Real
citation. He was selected as Law Located at the Post (
Officer of the Year in Franklin
County. Williams was also the in Historic Dowr
first canine officer serving with his
partner "Amar" for over eight Christon T.
years. Throughout his career he
completed several law enforce- First Mortage, Refinar
Coasment communirses and attended Gulf New Construction Appraisa
Coast Community College.Estate, Litigation &
When elected, Williams said he Estate Litigation &
will provide honest, courteous, Vacant Land &
effective, efficient, and profes- Brokerag
sional law enforcement for all citi-
zens of Gulf County. The enforce- 20 Avenue D #
ment of the law will be equal for Alcho
everyone! He said he committed Apalachico
to work to combat illegal drugs,
and all crimes against our citi- 904 653 8484 / J
zens. He said too, that he will

work to provide for a safe com-
munity environment for all oiir

The defendant was observed by security guard Colon Collins on De-
cember 16 in the act of a vending burglary. Collins took note of the
defendant's license plate tag number and submitted the information
to the police department. The defendant was then matched to the
individual filmed by the surveillance camera at the Gulfside IGA and
the two identities were allegedly similar. Upon further investigation,
it was discovered that the defendant had been involved in similar
crimes previously.
William Edward Holmes: Charged with one count of Aggravated Bat-
tery, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary
continued the case for case management on June 10. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The defendant has been accused of battering his wife, Ginger Holmes,
on April 14 at the Happy Pelican Restaurant on St. George Island.
Ms. Holmes was first treated by first responder Jay Abbott; she was
then sent to Emerald Coast Hospital. Ms. Holmes sustained a broken
nasal passage due to the injury.
Jermaine Odoms: Charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for pre-trial on June 10. The defendant was represented
by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant was stopped
by the Liberty/Franklin Narcotics Task Force and the Apalachicola
Police Department on April 17. The task force allegedly stopped the
defendant on a felony traffic stop in Apalachicola. Upon stopping the
defendant, the police discovered five rocks of crack cocaine. The de-
fendant fled the vehicle, though was arrested two blocks away on
Prado Street. Driver Harold Lee Smith, who owned the stopped ve-
hicle, was also arrested.
Joseph Lee Short: Charged with one count of Driving Under the
Influence (DUI) Involving Serious Injuries, the defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary continued the case for case man-
agement on June 10. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Harold Lee Smith, Jr.: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack
Cocaine with Intent to Sell, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charge. Judge Gary continued the case for pre-trial on June 10. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Holly Marie Stripling: Charged with one count of Trafficking in Co-
caine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Possession of
Cannabis, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge
Gary continued the case for pre-trial on June 10. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael John Strops: Charged with one count of Aggravated Bat-
tery, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of simple
Battery. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to one year of county probation. Judge Gary also ordered the
defendant to pay $155 in court costs. As a condition of probation, the
defendant must complete 25 hours of community service and attend
the P.A.V.E. (Providing Alternatives to Violence through Education)
The defendant was accused of slamming Ms. Michelle Mayfield, who
was over five months pregnant, into the side of a car on March 18.
The alleged offense occurred outside of the Franklin County Court-
Elizabeth J. Trammell: Charged with one count of Trafficking in
Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Discharge of a
Firearm in Public, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges.
Judge Gary continued the case for case management on June 10.
The defendant was represented by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
The Liberty /Franklin County Narcotics Task Force allegedly con-
ducted a felony Traffic stop of the defendant on March 23. The task
force stopped a Maroon Isuzu Amigo on the information received by
an undercover police officer. Three suspects (Elizabeth Trammel,
George Cargill and Marie Stripling) and over 30 grams of crack and
powder cocaine were found in the stopped vehicle.
Anthony Williams: Charged with two counts of Uttering a Forged
Check, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge Gary
continued the case for pre-trial on June 10. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The defendant has been accused of uttering two forged checks to the
Red Rabbit Food Lane on January 26 from the account of Lyle Smith.
The two checks amounted to $175. Mr. Smith signed a sworn affida-
vit pn January 31 attesting that the two said checks were forged.


George Stephen Branch: Charged with one count of Possession of a
Firearm by a Convicted Felon, the defendant pleaded No Contest as
charged. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to 90 days in the county jail with 20 days of credit for time served.
Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $255 in court costs.
The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Charles Dixon Brown: Charged with one count of Possession of a
Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Aggravated Assault with a Fire-
arm, the defendant pleaded No Contest to Possession of a Firearm by
a Convicted Felon. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to 14 months in the Department of Corrections with
115 days of credit for time served. Judge Gary also ordered the defen-
dant to pay $255 in court costs. The defendant was represented by
Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Dan Brown: Charged with one count of Escape, the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty. Judge Gary continued the case for a trial on July 18. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Clyde M. Taylor.
Alvin Cummings: Charged with two counts of Trafficking in Cocaine
and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, the defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge Gary continued the case for
case management on June 10. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Eric Carl Evans: Charged with one count of Resisting Arrest with
Violence, Battery, Criminal Mischief and Battery on a Law Enforce-
ment Officer, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge
Gary continued the case for pre-trial. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Edward Gloner: Charged with one count of Third Degree
Grand Theft, the defendant pleaded No Contest to Grand Theft. Judge
Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to one year
in the Franklin County Jail with 65 days of credit for time served.
Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs.
Judge Gary warned the defendant that he was developing a record
similar to that ofAl Capone. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Christopher Ray Granger: Charged with one count of Aggravated
Battery, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of
Public Affray. Judge Gary withheld adjudication and sentenced the
defendant to six months of probation. As a condition of probation,
the defendant must complete the P.A.V.E. (Providing Alternatives to
Violence through Education) program. Judge Gary also ordered the
defendant to pay $150 in court costs.The defendant was represented
by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Robert L. Jones: Charged with Sexual Battery Upon a Child Under
16 Years of Age, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge
of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. Judge Gary adjudicated the defen-
dant guilty and sentenced him to 15 years in the Department of Cor-
rections with 299 days of credit given for time served. Judge Gary
also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Mark Temple Watson: The defendant has been charged with Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) Involving Serious Injuries. Attorney Steven
Glazer entered a motion on behalf of the defendant to dismiss the
charge of DUI Involving Serious Injuries.
Attorney Glazer argued that the state could not prove that the victim,
who lost her fetus as a result of automobile collision with the defen-
dant, sustained serious injuries. Glazer argued that there was no
death or disfigurement involved in the said collision. Assistant State
Attorney Frank Williams argued that the victim was placed at serious
risk due to the collision. Judge William Gary denied the defendant's
motion to dismiss. The case was continued to June 10.
Morris Leighton: Charged with two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to one count of Burglary of a Dwell-
ing. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him
to time served. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $255
for court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tyrone Patterson, Jr.: Charged with one count of Possession of a
Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest with Violence, the defen-
dant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of Possession of a Con-
trolled Substance. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to one year of county probation. Judge Gary also or-
dered the defendant to pay $155 for court courts. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.

Continued on page 5

he beginning of the 20th century marked an era
of progress and growth for Apalachicola and
much of Franklin County. By 1900, electricity
was available, the lumber industry was constant and
the shellfish industry was booming. Pictured below,
a steam roller crushes oyster shell for a roadbed
beside Montgomery's Dry Goods Store in downtown
Apalachicola (circa 1910).

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Pasquale John Piccirillo: Charged with one count of Sexual Battery,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for trial on July 13. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Nicholas Rolack: Charged with one count of Possession of a Fire-
arm, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the charge of Improper
Exhibition of a Dangerous Weapon. Judge Gary withheld adjudica-
tion and sentenced the defender to one year of county probation.
Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to forfeit his firearm and pay
$155 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Gordon Shuler.
Theodore Parker: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling,
the defendant was convicted as charged by jury trial. Judge Gary
sentenced the defendant as a Habitual Felony Offender to 15 years in
the Department of Corrections. Judge Gary also ordered the defen-
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Fourteen fearless Franklin County men strutted their "stuff as fe-
male impersonators at the fund-raiser "Womanless Pageant" held in
the Apalachicola High School cafeteria Saturday night, May 11, 1996,
beginning about 8 p.m. The proceeds from the event are to go to
Project Graduation, to be used to finance senior graduation activities
at the end of this term.
Led by Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk Kendall Wade, parading
herself as Klassie Kandra, the crowd enthusiasm grew to
near-hysterical levels throughout the evening Will Kendrick, Apala-
chicola Bank Vice-President brought down the house as the hoots,
howls, and crying laughter reached for the ceiling while "she" danced
around the stage with a distinctly top-and-front-heavy profile far ex-
ceeding the dimension of Marilyn Monroe. Kendrick won the category
"Best Dari-err" that night. Hilarious Lee McLemore as Lucky Lee-Ann
and Brian Nash as Victoria-Borge followed Kendrick. J. Patrick
Howard, who was voted by the judges as "Ms.Congeniality and Poise,"
was Lana Luv. Red Sizemore frightened the front row by piloting a
motorcycle into the auditorium and then had some problem finding
the kick-stand in the dark, but with arms waving, and body gyrating,
he fit the role for "Wild Thang".
By mid-point, the crowd response was reaching levels of convulsive
laughter, but the judges were a little nervous when the "beautiful
babes" approached their table. Eddie Joseph was the "mystery lady"
and Chuck Marks appeared as "Chuck-ee-Ta," winning in the "Best
Costume" category. "Luscious Lilly" took the crowd to new heights of
howling when Alan Pierce, Franklin County Planner, brought forward
his interpretation of Luscious while dancing to the Charleston, wav-
ing arms and a string of broken beads. Like Kendall Wade and Will
Kendrick, whenever Pierce shook his hips, the crowd screamed for
more. Alan Pierce won "best-of-show" or "Overall Winner in the 1996
Womanless Pageant". Dan Reeves appeared as "Pocahontas" with a
slight beard, who also won the category "Best Hair." "Guess Who?"
was played by George Pruett who appeared with a paper bag over his
head. "Ms. Fluffy" was portrayed humorously by Brent Mabrey and
brought responsive reactions from the crowd, numbering over 600
persons. Jimmy Gander appeared as "Lungs-Lucy-Annah" with very
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After their initial appearance, when the candidates displayed their
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credits were announced by master-of-ceremonies John Lee who
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even his voice cracked into his funny bone a little. The judges had
taken a long time arriving at winners in various categories, so close
was the competition. Doris Gibbs thanked all participants at the end
of the program, and modest cash awards were given to all partici-
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could be. raised to provide a safer graduation celebration for the high
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Published every other Friday

No Action Taken

on Honor Society


Franklin County Board member
Jimmy Gander ran into a proce-
dural road block at the May 9
regular meeting when he pro-
posed to have allparticipants ac-
cepted into the National Honor
Society (NHS) who were not given
the opportunity to appeal mis-
takes that were made in the NHS
application process. Gander had
previously noted that some par-
ticipants were given incorrect re-
sume applications.
Apalachicola High School Princi-
pal Beverly Kelley stated that the
high school had not completely
reviewed every NHS appeal case.
Gander said that he wanted to
have the appeal process com-
pleted before the school year
ended. "Now, school is almost
out," complained Gander, "And
we're not any further down the
road than we already were."
Gander then made a motion to
have all participants accepted into
the NHS who were not afforded
the opportunity to appeal. Attor-
ney Barbara Sanders said that, if
the board passed such a motion,
they might be in violation of NHS
guidelines. She also said that
such a violation may cause the
Apalachicola High School Chap-
ter of the NHS to be removed as
an affiliate of the national orga-
Board member Willie Speed stated
that he didn't want to get involved
in the operation of the NHS at any
school. "The honor society, in my
opinion, with the guidelines
handed down and approved by
the school board is the responsi-
bility of the principal and the per-
sons of that faculty," affirmed
Speed, "And as a board member,
I don't want to get involved in it."
He then asked Attorney Sander if
Gander could legally make a mo-
tion for an item that was not on
the agenda. Sanders said that she
did not believe such a motion
could be legally passed. No fur-
ther action was taken on the mat-
In other board business:
*Board member Jimmy Gander
requested that instructors not be
hired out of their fields of study.
Gander also urged board mem-
bers to make sure that instruc-
tors completed their one year con-
tracts with the school district. "We
use the reasoning that 'we don't
want them here if they don't want
to be here,'" said Gander, "I don't
want to hire anybody that doesn't
want to be here." He concluded,
"We're not just an ace in the hole
to somebody. We've got obliga-
tions to these children not to the
teachers who just want another
Board member Willie Speed
agreed with Gander's sentiments;
however, he added, "Because of
the isolation of Franklin County.
sometimes it involves doing some
things that you would not like to
do as it comes to employing per-
*The board agreed to have archi-
tectural plans developed for the
completion of the Carrabelle Field
House. 'The students have waited
too long for the completion of this
facility," stated Mr. Speed.
*Board member Willie Speed com-
plained about mud holes in front
of the Franklin County School
District's office. "The time has
come for us to have that area
paved," said Speed. He suggested
that Superintendent C.T. Ponder
obtain an estimate to find out how
much it would cost to pave a dis-
trict parking lot.
"I'll be happy to look into it," noted
Ponder, "But when I come to the
board with these ideas, the board
usually says that it cost too
much." He continued, "It's an
embarrassment for that particu-
lar public facility to have that kind
of landscaping out in front of it.
We represent the Franklin County
schools and, what we have out
there, we really need to do some-
thing about it."
*The board unanimously ap-
proved an agreement between the
Franklin County School District
.and Occupational Therapist Tom
Kunkel to have therapy services
provided for eligible Franklin
-County Exceptional Education
*The board unanimously ap-
proved a performance contract
between the Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic and the Franklin
County School Board for evalua-
tion, consultation and counseling
*The board unanimously ap-
proved an interagency agreement
for pre-kindergarten early inter-
vention for in ants and toddlers
through thirty-six months of age.



to the





Florida Writing Scores Society

Report Released Issue

Last week, Florida Education
Commissioner Frank T. Brogan
released statewide results of
Florida's student writing assess-
ment program. While he claimed
the statewide averages were
"climbing upward," in Franklin
county, scores are "average," in
the assessments for
grades"average" to "below four,
eight and ten." The accompany-
ing table shows the performance
of students in Franklin schools.
Commonly known as Florida
Writes!, the state writing assess-
ment program is administered in
the spring each year to Florida
students in grades four, eight and
10. The test measures the
student's ability in both persua-
sive (narrative in elementary) and

expository writing. This is the
fourth year the test has been ad-
ministered statewide for fourth
and eighth graders and the third
year it has been given to all tenth
The Franklin County District and
School averages for both types of
writing are presented in the larger
table below. For Grade 4 and stu-
dents at Chapman Elementary,
Brown and Carrabelle elementary
levels, the scores are "average" or
below the statewide averages of
1996. For grade 8, and Apalachi-
cola and Carrabelle, the averages
are 3.4 in persuasive writing (left
column) and 2.9 in writing to tell
a story (Narrative), still below the
average statewide scores of 3.7
and 3.3 respectively. At neither

Apalachicola or Carrabelle 8th
graders, the averages are still be-
low statewide figures, although
both school's students performed
better in persuasive writing
(called "writing to explain" in the
reports distributed to schools for
Grade 4 students). At Grade level
10, the averages for Apalachicola
High and Carrabelle High are still
below statewide averages of 3.2
and 3.4 in their respective catego-
ries. The high school students did
not meet the scores of the state-
wide averages for 1995.
Data from 1995, for specific Dis-
tricts, was not provided in the
Department of Education's re-
lease, for understandable rea-
sons, as the bulk of the report
would have been very large.

The 1996 statewide averages of performance are as follows:

1995 2.7
1996 2.8

Florida W

Chapman Elementary
Brown Elementary


By Rene Topping
Parents of students gathered for
one more time at the media cen-
ter in Apalachicola to let the
school board know that they were
unhappy with the way that the
National Honor Society students
had been chosen this year.
The board turned to their attor-
ney Barbara Sanders for advice
and she suggested an appeal pro-
cess. Sanders said that the par-
ents and the Students may not
eventually want to appeal. She
added that the rule book said that
selection to the Honor Society was
a privilege and not a "right." Still,
Sanders suggested that the board
have parents use a "chain of com-
mand" appeal process and con-
tact Apalachicola High School
principal Beverly Kelley first.
Then, she said they could go on
to School Superintendent C. T.
Ponder and finally to the board.

GRADE 8 GRADE 10 Lee Edmiston questioned, "Is the
school board going to make the
Expository Persuasive Expository Persuasive Expository decision as to who will get into the
21 30 Honor Society?" Ms. Kelley said,
2.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "The board is not going to issue
2.2 3.3 3.7 3.4 3.2 any edict that a child will be fit-
ted into the Honor Society." She
added that the selection process
was fair and all that the teachers
were involved; however, in the fi-
nal selection, there were five
teachers who volunteered. Kelley
writing Assessment,School and District Results refused to state the names of the
instructors. "I promised them (the
Writing Writing five teachers) that I would not di-
to to vulge who they were," said Kelley.
ExptoShe added that the five teachers
Explain Tell Story served as a loyalty to her. Attor-
Number Av Score Number Av Score ney Barbara Sanders concluded,
'We should always follow proce-
23 25 23 21 dure." With this advice, the board
approved the process and said
19 2.1 18 2.5 they would meet in special meet-
ing at any time the parents
-I wished.

Statewide averages, Grade Four

Statewide averages Grade Eight

Apalachicola High
Carrabelle High
Statewide averages Grade Ten


56 2.1 54 2.3
2.2 2.8

26 3.2 26 2.9
25 3.5 16 2.8
51 3.4 42 2.9
3.7 3.3

21 2.6 26 3.0
10 3.0 13 2.9
31 2.8 39 2.9
3.2 3.4


F 3.O

F 2.5

The only other action taken by the
Board was to give approval on two
grant applications: Carl Perkins
Vocational and Applied Technol-
ogy and a Safe and Drug-Free
Schools Project.

3.5: The writing was given a 3 by one reader and a 4 by the other reader.
3.0: The writing generally focuses on the topic, though it may contain extraneous information. An organizational pattern has
been attempted, but lapses may occur. Some of the supporting ideas or examples may not be developed. Word choice is
adequate. Sentences vary somewhat in structure, though many are simple. Punctuation and capitalization are sometimes
incorrect, but most commonly used words are spelled correctly.

2.5: The writing was given a 2 by one reader and a 3 by the other reader.

2.0: The writing may be slightly related to the topic or offer little relevant information and few supporting ideas or examples. There--
is little evidence of an organizational pattern. Word choice may be limited or immature. Sentences may be limited to simple 2.0
constructions. Frequent errors may occur in punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

1.5: The writing was given a I by one reader and a 2 by the other reader.
1.0: The writing may only minimally address the topic because there is little or no development of supporting ideas or examples. No
organizational pattern is evident. Ideas are provided through lists, and word choice is limited or immature. Unrelated information
may be included. Frequent errors in punctuation, capitalization, and spelling may impede communication.

L1 .

Publisher's Note: The two major problems connected with the assessment tests such as
these are validity and reliability. The news release did not contain a technical report
explaining how inter-coder reliability was determined, and what controls might have
been used to ensure uniformity in the judges who read and evaluate each essay, applying
the scheme identified above. The news release goes on to great lengths to explain the
process using such terminology as "trained readers" "independently read" "rigorous com-
parative yardstick" and the like. The validity problem becomes an important one when
considering the student's interest level and knowledge about the topics assigned for the
writing tests. There does not appear to be any discernible method of separating thatfrom
their actual ability to write persuasively or expositorally. The news release did contain
this language (pg. 6): "Because a topic given in any one year, by its nature, may be some-
what easier or harder for students to respond to than the topic given the previous year,
differences seen in results from one year to the next are generally due to difficulty of the
topics as well as actual changes in student achievement."
In several places in the news release explanation-of the tests, the word "estimates" are
repeatedly used, as in: "This type of test was adopted because it gives a good estimate of
students' achievement..."
Given the foregoing, I think it unwise to hastily condemn any entity, including the stu-
dent, on the basis of these trend data when the data are imperfect. Tom W. Hoffer

Eileen Annie




The Franklin County Public Li-
brary has only been established
for a little over three years. How-
ever, at the library's early age, the
facility has already received two
national awards. On May 14, the
Franklin County Public Library
was informed of their second
award from The 13th Annual
Friends of the Libraries United
States of America (FOLUSA).
FOLUSA will award the Franklin
County Public Library with a
plaque and a $1000 check at the
American Library Association's
(ALA) luncheon in New York City
on July 6 for winning in the cat-
egory of Public Library Friends/
Small Library Budget. To be eli-
gible for the said award, a library
must have an annual budget of
one million dollars or less.. Appli-
cants were judged by the follow-
ing standards: planning, imple-
mentation, innovation, commu-
nity and volunteer involvement
and measurable results of efforts.
Franklin County Public Library
Director Eileen Annie nominated
the Friends of the Franklin
County Public Library on March
29 for the award. Mr. Cliff Butler
has been the president of the
Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library since the
organization's conception. The
public library will also be recog-
nized for receiving their first na-
tional award for Excellence in
Small and/or Rural Public Librar-
ies at the ALA Conference on July
8. The library was awarded a
plaque and a $1000 check at the
Florida Library Association Con-
ference in Tampa on April 18 for
receiving their first national

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To determine the average results of Franklin County Schools and Districts, one must consult the "De-
scription of Writing Scores" indicated below. The total possible score on either the "Writing to Explain"
exam or the "Writing to Tell a Story" exame is "6". This is explained in the paragraph labeled "6". Some
exams were disqualified because the response was not related to the assigned topic or the response could
not be read. This involved five cases.

Description of Writing Scores

For this assessment, students are given 45 minutes to read their assigned topic, plan what to write, and
then write their responses.
I Score
6.0: The writing focuses on the topic, is logically organized, and includes ample development of supporting ideas or examples.
It demonstrates a mature command of language, including precision in word choice. Sentences vary in structure.
Punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are generally correct.
5.5: The writing was given a 5 by one reader and a 6 by the other reader. 5.5
5.0: The writing focuses on the topic with adequate development of supporting ideas or examples. It has an organizational
pattern, though lapses may occur. Word choice is adequate. Sentences vary in structure. Punctuation, capitalization, and 5.0
spelling are generally correct. .
4.5: The writing was given a 4 by one reader and a 5 by the other reader. -
4.0: The writing focuses on the topic, though it may contain extraneous information. An organizational pattern is evident, but
lapses may occur. Some supporting ideas contain specifics and details, but others are not developed. Word choice is
adequate. Sentences vary somewhat in structure, though many are simple. Punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are 4.0
usually correct.

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The Franklin Chronicle 17 May 1996 Page 7

Speakin' Out at the


Public Speaking


Jessica Jackson

Gini Perez

The Franklin County School District held their second annual 4-H/
Tropicana Public Speaking contest on May 16 in the Chapman El-
ementary School Auditorium. Before a student filled auditorium, six
young orators from Carrabelle, Brown and Chapman Elementary
Schools delivered short presentations on topics as juvenile crime, the
mysteries of Amelia Earhart and the idiosyncratic behavior of teach-
The event was divided into two contest categories. Three students
from the fourth and fifth grades competed against one another in one
contest and three students from the sixth grade competed in a sepa-
rate competition. One student from each of the said schools were
represented in both contests.
In the fourth and fifth grade contest, Brown Elementary School stu-
dent Blake Sasnett took first place honors with his entitled presenta-
tion, "The Mysteries of Amelia Earhart." Sasnett explained to listen-
ers that he enjoyed mysteries and that the unsolved mystery of Amelia
Earhart's flight was especially interesting to him. Sasnett then gave a
detailed history on the life and career of Ms. Earhart.
Second year veteran in the public speaking contest, Jenny Edmiston
from Chapman Elementary School, was awarded second place hon-
ors with her entitled presentation, "More About Teachers." Edmiston
spoke at the previous year's competition about the peculiarities of
school teachers. In the 1996 contest, she expanded on the truly strange
unwritten rules of teachers in the classroom. For instance, Edmiston
explained that teachers often instruct a student to stop talking; how-
ever, she noted, they actually mean that a student should stop talk-
ing with the classmate they were previously conversing with before
the teacher told them to stop talking. She said that it was perfectly
fine to speak with another classmate after such an instruction. In the
end, however, Edmiston offered some leniency to teachers. "I like teach-
ers," she said, "They're nice, especially since my mom is a teacher,
Carrabelle elementary student Tasha Shiver was awarded third place
with her entitled presentation, "Learning From My Mistakes." Shiver
explained that she had sometimes made the mistake of wearing the
wrong clothes to school. She instructed listeners that they could also
have the right attire for school if they carefully laid out their clothes
the night before a school day.
In the sixth grade competition, Brown Elementary School student
Jessica Jackson was awarded first place for her entitled presenta-
tion, "Juvenile Crime." Jackson informed listeners that a person of
any age could commit a crime. She stated that juvenile crime may be
attributable to frustration in school, the temptation of drug use and
parental neglect. "Juvenile crime affects us all," concluded Jackson.

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Carrabelle elementary student Gini Perez took second place honors
for her entitled presentation, "Money." Perez explained that money
could be used for good or evil purposes. She said that money could
buy necessary items as food and clothing. She also pointed out that
money could buy guns, knives and drugs. Perez stated that money
should be used for good and charitable purposes.
Chapman Elementary School student Michael Pugh was awarded third
place honors for his entitled presentation, "The First Time I Went to
Disney World." Pugh told listeners of the excitement and enjoyment
of visiting Disney World for the first time. He said that he rode on the
roller coaster, bumper cars and the spinning tea cups. "And did that
have me dizzy," concluded Pugh of the tea cup ride.
Franklin County Extension Agent Bill Mahan coordinated the 4-H/
Tropicana Public Speaking Contest program. Area school coordina-
tors included Leanna Parrish from Chapman Elementary School,
Babbs Bailey from Brown Elementary School and Lynn Clark from
Carrabelle High School.
Pamela Amato was the Master of Ceremonies. The five member judges'
panel included Franklin County Commissioner Dink Braxton, Fran-
klin County Juvenile Justice Chairperson Sandra Lee Johnson, Fran-
klin County Tax Collector Jimmy Harris, Franklin County School
Board member Connie Roehr and Franklin County School Board At-
torney Barbara Sanders.
Other students who participated in the area schools public speaking
contest included:
Sixth Grade: Claudette Hamilton, Melissa Rucker, Ed Griffin, Daphne
Bryant, Tony Pierce, Amanda Miller, Wesley Garrett and Sara Dempsey,
Rhetta Strange and Melissa Jachim.
Fourth & Fifth Grade: Tanicia Pugh, Alishia Hendels, Ryan James,
Erin Bailey, Alan Crosby, Deanna Simmons, Jarrett Elliott, Tere Dav-
enport, Tamara Lewis, Krystal Shuler, Jessica Yorton, Amber Lee,
Samantha Elliott, Kayla Thompson, Ashley Shiver, William Coursey,
SKandice Register, Pam Johnson, Crystal Everitt and Tammi Jo Morris.

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Contest Finalists: (Standing from left to right) Gini Perez,
Michael Pugh and Jessica Jackson. (Kneeling from left to
right) Blake Sasnett, Jenny Edmiston and Tasha Shiver.

Ulee's Gold Moves a

Into Apalachicola

Last weekend, the production team for the feature film, Ulee's
Gold, relocated to Apalachicola for scenes involving historic Trin-
ity Church. In this shot, the camera is inside the pickup. The
film is directed and photographed by Victor Nunez, who also wrote
the script, about an aging Vietnam veteran who works in his api-
ary near the tupelo marshes of the Florida panhandle, keeping
bees. With his only son in prison and his wife dead, Ulee Jackson
is raising two granddaughters alone when two old friends of his
imprisoned son show up to cause trouble. The north Florida land-
scape in and around Carrabelle and Apalachicola are being show-
cased in Ulee's Gold and the lush tupelo marshes found only in
this part of the world.

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Tour of
Historic Homes
"We did super," said chief orga-
nizer Harrette Kennedy, summa-
rizing the 1996 Tour of Historic
Homes in Apalachicola, along
with churches and public build-
ings the first Saturday of May.
"Over 800 viewers toured the his-
toric buildings, aided by nearly
150 greeters," Mrs. Kennedy said.
No figures about the monetary
income were released by Mrs.
Kennedy for the event but funds
were generated on the basis of
$10 donations and a luncheon
served at Trinity. The proceeds of
the event will go into the Trinity
Restoration and Preservation
Next year will be the 6th Annual
Tour now scheduled for May 3,

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150+ Attend First
ASB KidCare Event
More than 150 Franklin County
studnets participated in the first
of four KidCare Photo ID events
held May 6 at Chapman
The event, a cooperative venture
between Apalachicola State Bank,
the Franklin County School
system, Polaroid and the National
Center for Missing and Exploited
Children (NCME), was hosted as
a way to increase awareness
about child saftey.
Each of the Franklin County
elementary schools are
participating in the events for
students grades pre-K through
fourth. The following KidCare
events were held May 13 at the
First Baptist Christian School,
May 14 at the Carrabelle High
School and May 15 at the Brown
Elementary School.
All participating children receive
a free high quality instant
photograph packaged in a handy
weather resistant passport
booklet which contains space for
vital statistics about each child.
This identification provides
parents with information
necessary to have on hand if a
child is ever lost or abducted.
For information, contact Kimberly
Zingarelli (Apalachicola State
Bank) at 653-8805.

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stated journalism of the
highest order," said David
Halberstam. Frank Stanton,
President of CBS, Inc.
(1946-1973) said, "...the
best book ever written on
network television." Execu-
tive Editor of the Washing-
ton Post, Ben Bradlee, said
"Ken Auletta tells it all about
the television networks. Be-
hind the scenes, on the
record, as never before. Just
a superb job." Three Blind
Mice is a vivid, close-up en-
counter with the men and
women who bring news, en-
tertainment and sports to
tens of millions of Ameri-
cans every day, facing the
greatest crisis of their pro-
fessional lives. Taking six
years to complete, Auletta's
book is about the decline of
American network televi-
sion. 642 pp. Sold nation-
ally for $25.00 Bookshop
price: $7.00. Hardcover.

(44) New. Lamar Archaeol-
ogy: Mississippian Chief-
doms in the Deep South.
A comprehensive and de-
tailed review of our knowl-
edge of the late prehistoric
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-
eties were chiefdom-level
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
price: $15.00. Paperback.

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(41) New. Governor LeRoy
Collins of Florida: Spokes-
man of the New South. By
Tom R. Wagy. This is the
story of Governor Collins, a
fair and balanced account of
the failures as well as the
successes in his important
career. 264 pp. Sold nation-
ally for $29.50. Bookshop
price: $19.95. Hardcover.

(47) New. BENJAMIN 0.
DAVIS, Jr. American. An
autobiography of a black Air
Force General who began
his military career in 1936,
and reaching three stars by
the time of his retirement,
having reached high per-
sonal achievement against
formidable odds.
Smithsonian Institution
Press, 442 pp. Bookshop
price = $12.95. Hardcover.

McIntosh and Weatherford,

Creek Indian Leaders
Creek Indian Leaders

(43) New. McIntosh and
Weatherford, Creek Indian
Leaders. By Benjamin W.
Griffith, Jr. A study of In-
dian-white relations on the
frontier in the period from
the Revolutionary War to the
Indians' removal to the
West. This is also the ac-
count of the life and times
of William McIntosh and
William Weatherford, two
Creek warriors born of In-
dian mothers and Scots fa-
thers. These two men fought
on opposing sides in the
Creek War of 1813-14.
McIntosh sided with Andrew
Jackson and the friendly
Lower Creeks. 322pp. Sold
nationally for $29.95.
Bookshop price: $26.95.

(45) New. VIETNAM, WE'VE
views with American Writ-
ers by Eric James
Schroeder. A unique collec-
tion of interviews with noted
American writers who made
the Vietnam War a subject
of their work, including
Norman Mailer, David Rabe,
Michael Herr, C. D. B.
Bryan, Tim O'Brien, Robert
Stone et al. Sold nationally
for $21.95. Bookshop price
= $12.95. 219 pp. Hard-

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(46) New. GOING OUT: The
Rise and Fall of Public
Amusements. By David
Nasaw. This book chronicles
the 20th Century entertain-
ment revolution that
changed forever the ways we
live, work, and play. In a
matter of world of amuse-
ments was created where
ethnic, class and neighbor-
hood differences were sub-
ordinated to the common
pursuit of a good time. We
meet the colorful characters
of show business beginning
with Thomas Edison, who
was astonished when his
phonograph made money
playing music; he invented
it to take business dictation.
Sold nationally for $25.00.
Chronicle bookshop price =
$14.95. 312 pp. Hardcover.
(48) New. GIVE WAR A
CHANCE by P. J. O'Rourke.
A political humorist
O'Rourke does for the world
in this book what he did for
the U. S. Government in
As he puts it, "Eyewitness
accounts of mankind's
struggle against tyranny, in-
justice and alcohol-free
beer." Sold nationally for
$20.95. Bookshop
price = $10.95. 233pp.

OF I. F. STONE. By Robert
C. Cottrell. Published by
Rutgers University Press,
388 pages. At the time of his
death in 1989, Stone had
completed the passage he
once predicted to his wife
"from pariah to a character
and, then...a national insti-
tution." He was a lifelong
radical and determined in-
dividualist, perhaps
America's foremost left-wing
journalists of the post World
War II era. It was probably
Stone's own publication, I.
boosted him to legendary
stature, a model for investi-
gative journalism. His life
demonstrates that indeed
one individual could make
a difference. Sold nationally
for $25.95. Bookshop price
= $12.95. Hardcover.

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Arthur Lubow. Published by
Charles Scribner's Sons,
The real-life model for the
debonair escort of the
Gibson Girl, Davis was so
celebrated a war correspon-
dent that a war hardly
seems a war if he didn't
cover it. He was called the
most dashing man in
America, at the turn of the
Century. He also wrote short
stories and novels. With his
death at age 51 came ridicule
and then oblivion. A study
in the meaning and fleeting-
ness of fame. Sold nation-
ally for $25.00. Bookshop
price = $13.95. 438 pp.

AM SPOCK. The long-
awaited autobiography of
Leonard Nimoy is now avail-
able through the Chronicle
Bookshop. Mr. Nimoy opens
up to his fans in ways the
Vulcan never could. He gives
the reader his unique per-
spectives on the Star Trek
phenomenon, his relation-
ships with costars and in
particular, the creation of
the pointed-eared alien that
the author knows best. Pub-
lished by Hyperion, sold na-
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Joseph E. Persico. In time
for the political season,
Colin Powell is also the em-
bodiment of the American
Dream. Born in Harlem to
immigrant parents from Ja-
maica, he knew the rough
life of the streets. For the
first time, he tells us "how it
happened" in a memoir dis-
tinguished by a love of coun-
try and family, warm good
humor and a soldier's di-
rectness. He writes of the
anxieties and missteps as
well as the triumphs that
marked his rise to four-star
general, National Security
Advisor, Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, mas-
termind of Desert Storm,
and some argue, the man
many would like to draft as
a candidate for President of
the United States. Sold na-
tionally for $25.95.
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(53) New. Picture History,
American Painting 1770-
1930. Edited by William
Ayres. Rizzoli, New York in
association with Fraunces
Tavern Museum, New York.
In twelve profusely illus-
trated chapters, scholars re-
view the masterpieces of
American history painting to
show how public opinion,
governmental patronage
and imaginative artistry
combined to record events
and shape how we interpret
history. Sold nationally for
more than $40. Chronicle
Bookshop price = $29.0.
256pp. Large format (9.75 x
12.50 inches). Hardcover.
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(54) New. The 1996 Florida
Almanac by Del and Marty
Marth. Swanee River Press:
Branford, Florida, 1996.
Sold nationally for $14.50.
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(55) New. To The Stars: The
Autobiography Of George
Takei (Star Trek's Mr. Sulu).
Published by Pocket Books,
a division of Simon and
Schuster. Sold nationally for
$22.00. Bookshop price
$14.00. Paperback.
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(57) New. A Really Big
Show: A Visual History Of
The Ed Sullivan Show.
Edited by Claudia
Falkenburg and Andrew
Stolt. With lavish photo-
graphs and text, this book
is the first to chronicle the
program that defined the
golden age of television. A
spectacular showcase of tal-
ent that for 23 years enter-
tained the American family
each Sunday night from
1948 to 1971. Sold nation- i
ally for $3500.. Bookshop
price = $16.00. Large format
(9.75 x 12.5 inches), 256pp.

(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
color format featuring stun-
ning photographs from the
big screen presentation.
Documents the activities of
three space shuttle mission
crews who flew in 1984.
Sold nationally for $14.95.
Bookshop price = $7.95.

(60) New. Sarah Morgan:
The Civil War Diary Of A
Southern Woman. Edited
by Charles East. "Sarah
Morgan's diary is not only a
valuable historical docu-
ment. It is also a fascinat-
ing story of people, places
and events told by a wonder-
fully talented writer," says
the Christian Science Moni-
tor. 'Now published in its
entirety for the first time,
Sarah Morgan's classic ac-
count brings the Civil War
and the Old South to life
with all the freshness and
immediacy of great litera-
ture. "Refreshing-a real-life
Scarlett O'Hara," says the
Greenwood, S. C. Index-
Journal. Sold nationally for
$15.0. Bookshop price =
$11.95. 624 pp. Paperback.

(56) New. 100 Ways To Live
To Be 100 by Charles B.
Inlander and Marie Hodge.
Published by the People's
Medical Society, a nonprofit
consumer health organiza-
tion. Distributed by Outlet
Books, a division of Random
House. The first complete
guide for reaching the Cen-
tury mark. Combining the
best scientific data and in-
terviews with successful
centenarians. An upbeat
look at how to live a long and
productive life. Offering
more than simple tips, this
book shows you how to get
to know yourself better, im-
prove your habits, gain in-
spiration from those who
have made it to 100. Sold
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(64) New. The Federal Road
Through Georgia, the
Creek Nation and Alabama
1806-1836. University of
Alabama Press. By Henry
Southerland, Jr. and Jerry
Elihah Brown. The story of
this Federal Road was de-
rived from diaries and jour-
nals of travelers. The road
began construction in 1805
and improved by 1811 as a
"war road," eventually bring-
ing troops to the area in the
War of 1812 and then to re-
move the Indians to the West
in later years. Sold region-
ally for $16.50. Bookshop
price = $12.50.198 pp. Pa-

(61) New. James Earl
Jones: Voices And
Silences. Published by
Charles Scribner's Sons,
New York. A memorable and
moving book about the life
of James Earl Jones. Sold
nationally for $24.00.
Bookshop price = $15.00.
393.pp. Hardcover.

(62) New. The Creek War of
1813 and 1814 by H. S.
Halbert and T. S. Ball; Ed-
ited by Frank L. Owsley, Jr.
University of Alabama Press.
This standard account of
one of the most controver-
sial wars in which Ameri-
cans have fought is again
available with introductory
material and bibliography
revised. This facsimile re-
production of the 1895 origi-
nal provides a full and sym-
pathetic account of the In-
dians' point of view. Sold
nationally for $29.95.
Bookshop price = $22.95.
370 pp. Paperback.
(63) New. Paperback. Indi-
ans of the Southeastern
United States in the Late
20th Century. Edited by J.
Anthony Paredes. Despite
concerned efforts by the U.
S. Government to remove
the southeastern Indians,
dozens of communities of
"American Indians" survive.
This volume is the first
scholarly work -describing
the surviving communities.
University of Alabama Press.
Sold regionally for $21.95.
Bookshop price = $18.95.
240 pp. Paperback.


The Road to Olustee
William H. Nulty

(86) New. Confederate
Florida: The Road to
Olustee by William H.
Nulty. Paperback. New.
273 pp. A book treatment
of the Battle of Olustee.
Recipient of the 1990 Mrs.
Simon Baruch University
Award of the United Daugh-
ters of the Confederacy.
University of Alabama
Press. Sold nationally for
$19.95. Bookshop price =

(65) New Witness to a Cen-
tury. By George Seldes.
Says the Columbia Jour-
nalism Review: "This ex-
traordinary book...is a
reminder...of the sins of
suppression and untruth
that have been and can be
committed in the name of
American journalism.. .One
of the last first-person
statements from a genera-
tion that included Hitler,
Nehru, and Mao...and
Seldes too." 490pp. Na-
tional Bestseller at $12.95.
Chronicle bookshop price =
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(66) New. Columbus-For
Gold God and Glory. Text
by John Dyson. Photo-
graphs by Peter Christo-
pher. Simon and Schuster,
Madison Press Book. Dyson
and Christopher, in 1988,
set out to retrace the route
followed by Columbus in a
replica ship. They discov-
ered evidence that cast se-
rious doubt on the route
Columbus said he covered,
and his reasons for making
the trip. Dr. Luis Coin
Cuenca has spent 16 years
studying the log of Colum-
bus and served as consult-
ant to the project. There are
over 250 breathtaking full
color photographs of the
places Columbus knew, ar-
chival paintings, maps and
charts. 228pp Oversize,
about 9 inches by
12 inches. Nationally sold
for $39.95. Bookshop price
= $26.95. Hardcover.

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(67) New. Goliath: The Life
of Robert Schuller. Here is
a story of a man and woman
who overcame great ob-
stacles and personal trag-
edy to realize their hopes
and dreams. This is also the
story of a family who never
gave up on each other, and
a story of a dream. Robert
Schuller started out with
only a dream but he be-
lieved in something
greater than himself. Sold
nationally for $24.95.
440pp. Published by New
Hope, Chronicle bookshop
price = $13.95. Hardcover.

(68) Hunter: The Strange
and Savage Life of Hunter
S. Thompson. By E. Jean
Carroll. The inspiration for
Uncle Duke in Doonsbury
and an American political
writer, the Gonzo journal-
ist in his fabulous glory.
Hell itself could not rival Dr.
Thompson's struggles to
become a writer. Tom
Robbins says: "Hunter is to
other biographies what the
Harlem Globetrotters are to
Athletes for Christ." 341pp.
Published by Dutton, a di-
vision of Penguin Books,
USA. Sold nationally for
$25.00 Bookshop price =
$16.95. Hardcover.

'f'-portraclt and
views of Washlngton
from RIoosevelt to Cflnton

(69) New. Herblock: A
Cartoonist's Life. By
Herbert Block. An autobiog-
raphy of a career that
spanned the era from
Roosevelt to Clinton. He
coined the word
"McCarthyism" and de-
scribes that time of fear. He
also writes engagingly
about personal incidents
and meetings with public
figures. He is the only liv-
ing cartoonist whose work
is in the National Gallery of
Art. He has been a political
cartoonist for the Washing-
ton Post for 47 years, and
his syndicated work ap-
pears in over 300 publica-
tions. 200 illustrations.
372pp. Published by
Macmillan. Sold nationally
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Fisher. Billed as an "incred-
ible, unbelievable and ab-
solutely untrue movie star
"'autobiography!"' The great
escape read of the season.
A hilarious, entertaining
romp through four decades
plus of show business.
288pp. Sold nationally for
$20.00 .Bookshop price =
$14.95. Hardcover.
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(71) New. Fifty to Forever.
By Hugh Downs. The com-
plete sourcebooks for living
an active, involved and ful-
filling second half of life-
for you and all those you
love. 342pp. Sold nationally
for $24.00. Bookshop price
= $14.95. Hardcover.



(72) New. Don't Fence Me
In, an anecdotal biogra-
phy of Lewis Grizzard by
those who knew him best.
One of America's most
widely read humorists, in a
biographical account by
close friends and associ-
ates. For the first time,
since Grizzard's death on
March 20, 1994, a dozen
friends and celebrities pro-
vide insights into this celeb-
rity. Sold nationally for
$20.00. 289 pp. Bookshop
price $12.95. Hardcover.


School \&bork
in lid-America,
by I\LoIren Reid

(73) New. Finally It's Fri-
day by Loren Reid. Univer-
sity of Missouri Press, 292
pp. This is about school and
work in mid-America 1921
- 1933, a sequel to Reid's
memoir of his early life in
the Midwest. This volume
takes up Reid's story when
he was 16, and his father
moved the family to
Osceola, Iowa. This autobi-
ography is carefully put to-
gether and finely crafted,
evokes a world that has dis-
appeared. Loren Reid is
Professor Emeritus of
Speech and Dramatic Art at
the University of Missouri.
Sold regionally for $29.95.
Bookshop price $15.95.

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(74) New. Hurry Home
Wednesday: Growing Up in
a Small Missouri Town,
1905-1921. Volume I of
Loren Reid's autobiography
of life in the Midwest. Born
in Gilman City, Missouri,
Reid lived there until he was
16, saw the town not only
through the eyes of a
schoolboy but also as a re-
porter. He has recorded a
vanished way of life. Uni-
versity of Missouri Press,
291 pp. Sold regionally for
$29.95. Bookshop price
$15.95. Hardcover.


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(75) New. Roget A to Z.
The definitive thesaurus of
synonyms in dictionary
form. More than 300,000
up-to-date words. Pub-
lished by Harper, 763 pp.
Sold nationally for $10.0.
Bookshop price $6.95. Pa-


(77) New. Fast Forward:
Hollywood, the Japanese
and the VCR Wars. By
James Lardner. Norton, The
story of the VCR as it
evolved into the most suc-
cessful electronic appliance
since color TV. The corpo-
rate politics and marketing
ploys described along with
the science and engineering
which made the Japanese
the dominant force in VCR
electronics. Sold nationally
for $18.95. Bookshop price
$6.95. 344 pp. Hardcover.

(79) New "Dr. Bullie's"
Notes: Reminiscences of
Early Georgia and of
Philadelphia and New Ha-
ven in the 1800s. By
James Holmes. Edited by
Delma E. Presley. The
Reminiscences of a pre-
Civil War Southern aristo-
crat. A book to be read with
leisurely pleasure, to be
shared with others, and to
be savored again by return-
ing to the Good Doctor's
graceful prose.247 pp. Sold
regionally for $10.00
Bookshop price $4.95.

(78) New. David
Halberstam's "The Fif-
ties." Villard Books. A
sweeping social, political,
economic and cultural his-
tory of the 10 years that
Halberstam regards as
seminal in the determina-
tion of what our nation is
today. The decade of Joe
McCarthy, a young Martin
Luther King, the Korean
War, Levittown, Jack
Kerouac and Elvis Presley,
An age of astonishing ma-
terial affluence and a period
of great political anxiety.
Halberstam is the author of
11 previous books, winner
of every major journalistic
award and the Pulitzer
Prize. 797 pp. Sold nation-
ally for $27.50. Bookshop
price $11.95.



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(80) The Long Gray Line:
The American Journey of
West Point's Class of
1966. By Rick Atkinson.
Published by Houghton
Mifflin Co. This is the story
of inspired heroes who were
caught up in President
Kennedy's appeal to youth
to become heroes, starting
in July 1962 and moving
toward the dark journey
that lay ahead. The story is
told through the lives of
three West Point classmates
who go into the fires of Viet-
nam and the hard peace
that followed over 25 tur-
bulent years. 592 pp.
Atkinson is a staff writer for
winning a Pulitzer Prize in
1982 for a series about West
Point's class of 1966. Sold
nationally for $24.95.
Bookshop price = $14.95.

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(81) Vanna Speaks. By
Vanna White. Introduction
by Pat Sajak. Published by
Warner Books, 1987. Hard-
cover. After years of silence
Vanna speaks! The game
show beauty who turns let-
ters for a living tells you in
her own words how she
made it from smalltown
cheer leader to big time ce-
lebrity. Sold nationally for
$15.95. Bookshop price =

(82) Patriots: The Men
Who Started the Ameri-
can Revolution. By A. J.
Langguth. 631 pp. Hard-
cover. Published by Simon
and Schuster, Inc. 1988.
Langguth captures all the
familiar figures and all the
drama of American
history's greatest scenes,
from shipboard pandemo-
nium at the Boston Tea
Party to the secret meetings
of the Sons of Liberty, to the
final victory at Yorktown.
Sold nationally for $26.95.
Bookshop price = $10.95.




(83) The Fountain of Age.
By Betty Friedan. Hard-
cover. Published 1993 by
Simon and Schuster. With
Betty Friedan's first book,
The Feminine Mystique,
there is the catalyst for the
modern woman's move-
merit and widely considered'
as one of the most influen-
tial books of this century.
In Fountain of Age, Ms.
Friedan changes the way
men and women think
about themselves as they
grow older, and the way so-
ciety thinks about aging. In
this powerful and very per-
sonal book, which may
prove more liberating than
her earlier work, Betty
Friedan charts her own voy-
age of discovery into a dif-
ferent kind of aging. Foun-
tain of Age suggests new
possibilities for each of us;
it diminishes myths that
have constrained us for too
long. Friedan is a founder
of the National Organization
for Women and the National
Women's Political Caucus.
She lectures worldwide.
Sold nationally for $25.00.
672 pp. Bookshop price =

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(84) Amy Fisher's "My
Story". 276 pp. Here, at
last, is her story revealed by
one of the only two people
who know the truth about
the events that led to that
terrible May day on Long
Island when Amy Fisher's
gun went off and a bullet
smashed into the head of
Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Sold
nationally for $22.00 Hard-
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(85) Moving Pictures:
Memories of a Hollywood
Prince by Budd Schulberg.
Sold nationally for $11.95.
501 pp. A Los Angeles
Times bestseller. A Book-of-
the-Month Club selection.
Elia Kazan wrote: "When I
first came to Hollywood in
the late forties I kept won-
dering what it had really
been like in the legendary
20's and 30's. At last I
know.....Although Moving
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(87) New. Blockaders, Refu-
gees, and Contrabanks:
Civil War on Florida's Gulf
Coast, 1861-1865. By
George E. Buker. Hard-
cover. 235 pp. A chronicle
of the role of the East Gulf
Blockading Squadron in
creating civil strife and war-
fare along the west coast of
Florida during the Civil War.
University of Alabama
Press. Sold nationally for
$29.95. Bookshop price =

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(89) In Winning is the Only
Thing, authors Randy Rob-
erts and James Olson take
a hard look at the dark side
of American sports. The
scandals. The role of orga-
nized crime. How politicians
and businessmen exploit
the Olympics. Who gets rich
and who goes broke. Why
the fitness craze has noth-
ing to do with fitness. And
how the sports czars like
Roone Arledge (inventor of
the instant replay) actually
dictate how games are
played. Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity Press, 258 pp. Hard-
cover. Sold nationally for
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(90) In Intimacy and
Power in the Old South
author Steven Stowe ex-
plores the connections be-
tween private life and pub-
lic culture to chart the ways
in which ritualized behav-
ior was instrumental in the
maintenance of Southern
elite dominance. He ex-
plores three types of ritual
central to the planter's life:
the affair of honor; court-
ship and coming of age. All
three, Stowe argues, em-
bodied themes of authority,
sexuality and kinship. He
shows how such events
such as duels, cotillions
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Shiver Honored At

Franklin Work Camp

Sergeant Tony Shiver was chosen as the Correctional Officer of the
Month for May by the Franklin Work Camp. Sgt. Shiver has ten years
of law enforcement experience and has worked at the Franklin Work
Camp since its conception in 1990. "Sgt. Shiver has proven to be a
very valuable part of Franklin Work Camp by consistently submitting
ideas to improve the work environment, safety and security of all
concerned," noted Major Pippin, "He constantly strives to build tea m
work skills among his co-workers."
Sgt. Shiver stated that the aspect of his work that he most enjoyed
was the camaraderie with his many co-workers. "I also get at lot of
satisfaction knowing that I am doing something to help my fellow
man," asserted Shiver. He stated that one of the greatest challenges
he faced in his work was confronting subordinate inmates about their
behavior and correcting the subordinate behavior without offending
the inmate. "You have to be stern, though still humanistic about it,"
concluded Shiver.

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Apalachicola _

Bob Shriver, in his Security Re-
port, told the Board that some
owners in the POA are driving
mopeds into the Plantation. Cur-
rent rules cover motorcycles, and
provide that owners may use such
vehicles to and from their lots or
homes. There is a concern that
aqnvonp ii n]u ld

The St. George Plantation Own- yo'n usually riy LLus wtuh i
ers' Association Board of Direc- eventually try to use the bike
tors (POA) met Saturday, May 11, paths. An extended discussion
on routine matters-with all Board lasting nearly an hour was de-
members present, including new voted to the use of decals on ve-
member Rick Watson. Mr. Watson hiclesto identify owners and fami-
was recently appointed to replace lies of owners. On balance, with
John Gelchregard to owners, the system ap-
month. Watson is an attorney and pears to be working well. But,
month. Watson is an attorney and when the autos are sold, the de
lobbyist by trade. He and his wife calls are used by the new buyers.
have been residents in the Plan- The main gate is not noticed on
station for the past three years. the changes. The Board moved to
Richard Plessinger, treasurer, re- have Security assume supervision
ported that there were some "de- over the decal system for better
ficiencies" in the collection of dues compliance by the members.
from a current member and no T
dues were collected from another The Architectural Control Com-
member for the past two years. mittee report was given by Mason
He also announced that the new Bean. While the beetle infestation
He also announced that the new
budget for next year was due reported last month was not that
soon. With the assistance of of the Southern pine beetle, the
Tommy Day, he will prepare a most notorious of beetle infesta-
Tommy Day, he will prepare a
draft for a workshop meeting of tion, the Board moved and ap-
the Board on this subject on June proved to remove all infected trees
8, Saturday. There were discus- in the common areas already
sions on the circulation of a check identified.
for $13,000 from George Mahr At the last meeting of the POA
between the Association and Mr. Board, a decision to dismantle a
Mahr, as head of the Casa del rebuilt deck belonging to Nora
Mahr interests. The POA Board Pierce was made by the Board
contends more dues are owed and when she reconstructed it after
the check has been returned, only Hurricane Opal, but without ACC
to be reported back to the asso- approval. This was tempered at
citation. The POA board decided to Saturday's meeting, with ACC re-
contact their attorney, Richard view of the project to be under-
Moore of Tallahassee, with regard taken. The Board also instructed
to the procedure for payment of the manager to write a letter to
dues under the rubric of the so- John Cullen to remove materials
called "Andrew Jackson" agree- deemed not connected with con-
ment. The treasurer of Casa del struction of a building on his lot.
Mahr, the homeowner association Cullen recently advised the POA
currently established from the that he was reactivating his build-
Mahr development interests, ing permit after a long delay.
spoke to the Board, indicating
that notices of dues were sent to In the legal reports, the Board
the approximately 50 property moved and approved the prepa-
owners of that association last ration of legal materials to pur-
December, and all monies were chase a small segment of Leisure
collected. Lane from George Mahr. Also,
preparations were also to be made
Gorge Mahr, in turn, had sent the to invite the Casa del Mahr devel-
$13,000 check to the POA. While opment into the POA, with a
the Treasurer was present, Bill stipulation that Casa del Mahr
Hartley asked if the Casa del Mahr association not be involved in sat-
members wanted to vote to come isfying the Bob Herren judgment
into the POA, and he was in- recently levied against the POA.
formed that a previous vote on the Under unfinished business. B.L.
question indicated that 47 in 50 Cosey reported that work on vari-
owners had voted "yes." ous drainage locations would be
Ben Dooley, POA member, had undertaken by an unidentified
written the POA earlier objecting contractor this week, and when
to the seeking of a declaratory finished, more bids would be
judgment in the "Ben Johnson made for repair of roads.
agreement," voted on in April by The next regular meeting ol
the POA Board. President Hartley the POA Board of Directors
announced that a mailing would will be Saturday, June 8.
be made including the Dooley let-
ter, along with explanations "for"
and "against" the decision, includ-
ing the two dissenting votes from
Richard Plessinger and Pam

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Perry Erwin shows off Subway restaurant picture at the
May 14 County Planning & Zoning meeting. The Zoning
Board unanimously approved Erwin's request to develop a
Subway in Carrabelle.

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By Rene Topping
Members of the Carrabelle Artists
Association selected Norma
Felshaw of Lanark Village as the
artist of the month of May. Ms.
Felshaw has selected one of her
exciting water colors to be placed
in the lobby of the Carrabelle
Branch of the Apalachicola Bank
on the West wall of the lobby.
Although Ms. Felshaw modestly
describes herself as a self taught
artist in 1980, her talent is most
apparent in the work she pro-
duces arid in the many honors
and ribbons her work has earned.
Many of her early oil paintings
depicted scenes'of life along the
waterfront in Carrabelle and in
Cedar Key. In 1985, Felshaw
made what she describes as "the
most exciting and rewarding tran-
sition to water color works."
Among the ribbons she has col-
lected along the way are three
blue ribbons from at the North
Florida Fair in Tallahassee. She
also was earlier awarded two sec-

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Native Iowan Cheryl Conaway
began her first day of work as di-
rector of the Franklin County Se-
nior Citizens Center in Carrabelle
on April 9. With ten years of ex-
perience in social services, Ms.
Conaway said that she first be-
gan working with the homeless in
Kansas City.
As Conaway continued her work
with the homeless, she said that
she observed many senior citizens
who were homeless and not aware
of the many programs available
to them. "They (seniors) were
much harder to reach at first,"
said Conaway, "But the longer our
program worked with them, they
ound that it was o.k. to talk wit
In 1990, Ms. Conaway moved to
Ft. Lauderdale and began work-
ing at a mental health center in
which she supervised an adult
day treatment program for the
mentally ill. At the mental health
center, Conaway worked with
adults from many age groups.
In February of 1996, Ms.
Conaway and her husband de-
cided to get back to the country.
Frustrated by the soaring crime
rates in Ft. Lauderdale, Conaway
wanted a definite change of scen-
ery. She wanted to live in a re-
gion that reflected some of the
rural charm she remembered
from her early years in Iowa; how-
ever, she still wanted to stay in


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Florida and live near the water.
At the advise of a friend, Conaway
decided to visit Franklin County.
Enchanted by the land, the water
and the friendly residents, the
Conaways decided to make a
home of Franklin County. And
already, the Conaways have be-
come members of the Carrabelle
Chamber of Commerce and the
Lanark Village/St. James Volun-
teer Fire Department.
When asked about some of the
most important issues confront-
ing senior citizens, Ms. Conaway
said that premature institution-
alization of seniors was one of her
main concerns. She said that
such premature practices were
less healthy for the seniors and
more expensive for society in gen-
eral. "The alternatives are that
programs similar to this (Frank-
lin County Senior Citizens Cen-
ter)," said Conaway. "They're step-
ping in and providing respites for
full-time caregivers and are also
providing homemakers."
k Conaway noted that the senior
center offers important programs
to seniors throughout the county
such as their meal plan, exercise
program and- other fun activities
as their art and crafts program.
She also noted that, since pho-
tography and painting were some
of her favorite hobbies, she hoped
to implement such programs at
the Franklin County Senior Cen-

st of the Month for May.
ond place ribbons at the same
annual event. The North Florida
Fair is a juried exhibit that art-
ists from all over Florida and ad-
joining states attend.
In three other juried exhibitions
where her work was shown,
Felshaw won an art of merit in
1988 from the Florida Water
Color Society and two honorable
mentions at the Cedar Key Arts
Festival in 1989. In 1989, she was
awarded a third place at Tallahas-
see Seasoned Concepts and an
honorable mention at the Panama
Art Association National Trans-
parent Water-Color Show in 1990.
She has attended workshops by
such famous instructors as Fran
Webb, A.W.S., J. Everett Draper,
A.W.S and Douglas Walton,
Ms. Felshaw's work has been se-
lected for display in many juried
exhibitions including the Talla-
hassee Watercolor Society Exhi-
bition- Florida State, the 16th Na-
tional Transparent Watercolor
Show- PAA, the Tallahassee
Winterfest's '90 Exhibition, the
Florida Watercolor Society's 18th
AnnualiExhibition; Lemonyne Art
Foundation-TWS, the Cedar Key
Arts Festival, the Tallahassee Sea-
soned Concepts: Camilla Invita-
tional Art Show, the Florida Wa-
ter Color Society's 17th Annual
Exhibition, the Florida State
Capitol in 1990 at Wakulla
Springs- TWS, the Thomasville
Annual Watercolor Exhibit.
Ms. Felshaw concludes, "I 'spe-
cially like to paint along with other
artists and particularly enjoy the
fellowship of the Carrabelle Art-
ists Association. Right now, I am
exploring new areas in watercolor
using new concepts."


Published every other Friday

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Carrabelle City from page
bids under advisement to make
sure that they were bid on the
specifications. Kerr said that the
department needs the truck to ge
into areas where there are dir
roads. The commissioners tables
the bids. till the next meeting to
give the department time to re
Frank Stephens from the Organi-
zation of Artificial Reefs (OAR
appeared before the commission
to request that the commission
approve a bid from Townsend
Equipment of Inglis for moving
300 tons of material to the
Yamaha Reef at a cost of $80 pei
ton. The commission also agreed
to continue working with the OAR
All work on the reefs is done
through grants.
Phillips again led the charge to
table a request from Dan Ausley
for the construction of three pri-
vate docks on the Carrabelle River
in the River Bluffs Subdivision. He
said that he felt the commission
should table the request until the
developer had put the roads in as
per his promise to the city. He
added, "You get the roads in and
we will give you the permits." At-
torney Bill Webster cautioned
Ausley that permits have a cer-
tain life span and it would be best
'"to get going on the roads."
In other business, City Engineer
Bill McCartney of Baskerville and
Donovan said that there would be
some additions and changes to
the boundaries of the Enterprise
Commissioners approved the
mayor to sign Resolution 4-96
authorizing the mayor to sign a
Joint participation agreement
with the FDOT to provide 50/50
grant funding for five T-hangars
at the airport.

Vending from page 1
county. He stated, "If a public area
is.being used by a commercial
vender, it is no longer a public
vender." Palmer agreed that busi-
nesses should adhere to the sigr
ordinance, but defended the use
of parking lots on county prpp-
erty. He said that he had agreed
to pave a parking lot for 20 spaces
across the street from his busi-
ness for the use of the genera

Morris Palmer
Business owner Harry Arnold saic
that he did not believe that vend
ers could operate a business le
gaily. He said that venders could
not wash their hands or use
restroom facilities. "I don't see
how anyone can be legal and how
it can be sanitary," said Arnold
He also complained that busi
nesses could not compete witi
venders who utilized county prop
erty free of charge. "I also hav
spaces to rent," concluded Arnold
"to any of these people who would
like to rent space."





Residents Protest

Inequity of Road Paving



Graham Armistead Frank Stephens

Eastpoint residents and property tenance and not by passion," sai
owners brought their complaints Hamilton, "it appears to me tha
to the Franklin County Commis- we own it in the position it's i:
sion on May 7 to protest an un- whether it agrees with the plat-o
finished paving project on East not."
Bay Drive. The matter was initially
brought to the board's attention East Bay Drive property owne
by Commissioner Dink Braxton at Graham Armistead told boar
an April 16 board meeting. Brax- members that he favored having
ton complained at the April 16 the said road paved. He further
meeting that then Chairperson urged board members to have th
Jimmy Mosconis authorized the Eastpoint road surveyed. "Ju,
East Bay Drive paving without as long as it's not gonna cost rm
board approval, in footage and economics
Resident Frank Stephens stated stressed Armistead. "It's strict:
Resident Frank Stephens stated bare economics." Armistead note
that the road department paved that the existing road already c
t a large portion of East Bay Drive that the existing road already ct
with limerock, though stopped ito his property line. "If it
their work 100 feet from his resi- gonna cut me up three ways I
dence. "I feel like the lost step- Sunday," said Armistead, "then I
child," complained Stephens. "I have a question about it."
pay taxes and would like to have Commissioner Raymond Williarm
that road continued on down to said that the road in question wa
my fence." Stephens pointed out not legally the county's to in
that property values increased for prove. "We only maintained
homes located on paved roads. "I where we put limerock," Williamr
1 feel I'm just as entitled to have my noted. "Now we're being asked
S property increase by your works take over, maintain and add
as my neighbors," said Stephens, road to our system that hasn
"I'm not jealous of my neighbors. been given to us."
I'm envious that they got it done."
Commissioner Edward Tolivi
Mr. Stephens urged commission- blamed the East Bay Drive coi
S ers to survey East Bay Drive to troversy on former chairperso]
obtain a better understanding of Jimmy Mosconis. He then mac
S residential property lines. He a motion to direct the county a
claimed that some homes on the torney to research whether th
said road lost approximately ten former chairperson had the ai
feet of their property line due of thority to instruct the superintel
the paving project. "I think the dent of public works to pave tk
road should be surveyed to know said road. Toliver further move
exactly where it should be," said to have Mosconis pay for the ui
Stephens. authorized paving project ifAtto:
County Engineer Joe Hamilton ney Shuler found th
stated that right-of-way for East chairperson's instructions to i
Bay Drive was never dedicated to put money back in the coffers
the county. "We only own it by vir- said Toliver. Commissionffers
tue of maintenance," saidToliver. Commission
tue of maintenance," said Toliver's motion died for a lack
Hamilton. He noted that, accord-
ing to Superintendent Prentice a second.
Crum, the county had maintained Chairperson Braxton then mac
the said road for eight years. He a motion to have the remainder
further noted that, according to of East Bay Drive paved
County Attorney Al Shuler, the Braxton's motion also failed
road became county property af- receive a second.
ter four years of maintenance re-
gardless of whether the county
wanted to disown the said road.
"Since we own the road by main-


e New Work Force Board

-Swings Into Action


Harry Arnold

The board then voted 4-1 (Com-
missioner Edward Tolliver voted
nay) to schedule a public hearing
on the matter at the Franklin
County Courthouse on June 4 at
1:30 p.m.



The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross has once
again sent out Disaster Services
volunteers to assist disaster
victims. Five volunteers left
Tallahassee on May 3 for a three
week assignment in Missouri.
Gwyn Hammell, of Crawfordville,
along with Charles Walker, Alma
Walker, Annie Jo Brannen and
Yancie Brannen will work in the
St. Louis area.

If you are interested in becoming
an American Red Cross Disaster
Services volunteer, please call
Chris Floyd at 904-878-6080. If
you are a State of Florida
employee, you are eligible for 15
days leave to volunteer for the
American Red Cross.

By Rene Topping
After four weeks of controversy
over who would be the financial
entity and the administrative en-
tity, the newly formed Work Force
Development Board met May 7 at
Wewahitchta .vith the aim to sit
down and get organized. The site
was the Lobby of the Wewahitchta
State Bank and the conference
table was decorated with linen
cloths and fresh flowers. The bank
had thoughtfully provided a table
laden with good food and piles of
"goodies" including a pot of honey
at each seat. With this pleasant
atmosphere, the members got
down to organizational matters.
The meeting started out with a
change in the Franklin County
commission chairperson as
Buford "Dink" Braxton took the
place that had previously been
occupied by Jimmy Mosconis.
Braxton said that the change had
been made by commission action
that very morning. Harmony con-
tinued as the executive board filed
into the room. President Ralph
Rish of Wewahitchka welcomed
the members to the meeting and,
after everyone got a plate of food,
the meeting got underway a little
after 5:30 p.m. CST.
Under the unfinished business
from the previous meeting was the
matter of proxy votes and the role
of designees. Rish addressed a fax
that he received from the state on
the matter. After discussion, the
members voted to recognize Cliff
Butler. He was approved as a per-
manent designee for Mike Murphy
of the County Economic Develop-
ment Council and Joanne Cox
was confirmed as permanent des-
ignee for the Bay County School
Superintendent. The board voted
that no proxy votes would be al-
lowed. ,











Rish then asked members of the
executive committee to make the
recommendations they had de-
cided on in their first meeting
prior to the full board meeting.
The committee announced that
there were two applicants who
had'shown interest in the interim
position of executive secretary to
work on the transition from JPTA
to the Work Force Board. Both
women, Sue Shoemaker and
Karen Stubbs, came with excel-
lent credentials. It was asked if
the position could be shared as
there was much work to do in a
short time.
After some discussion, Braxton
suggested that the board meeting
be adjourned for a short time in
order that the executive board
could come up with a recommen-
dation in conjunction with both
women. The board returned with
the recommendation that the two
accept dual responsibility; this
was approved by a majority vote
of the board.
Robert Swenk of Bay County re-
ported on the transition commit-
tee who had the responsibility of
helping divide the assets of the old
JPTA. These assets included
equipment, desks, computers and
also a building in Panama City.
He said that the first meeting went
well and lists were drawn up. Fur-
ther meetings will be necessary to
divide the assets.
Kristin Anderson reported that
the By-Laws Committee had met
and was well on the way to form-
ing by-laws. Copies of proposed
by-laws will be distributed to all
The next meeting of the Work
Force Board will be held on May
21 at the Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City.

Bike Path Ribbon Cutting on April 30, 1996. (From left) County Commissioner Ed Toll-
iver, Jimmy Mosconis. (Pictured in background) Pam Vest, John Shelby and a portion of
the Franklin County Planner Alan Pierce.

Residents Appeal to City

for Development Relief

Apalachicola residents Carol
Jayne, Joe Schuster, Ashley Grif-
fin and Robin Vroegrob appealed
to the Apalachicola City Commis-
sion at the board's May 7 regular
meeting in regard to a bordering
development project.
The four residents complained
that the owners of the Apalach
Motel, who have received approval
to expand their business, have
refused to surround their prop-
erty with a wall to provide a bar-
rier for the surrounding neigh-
Ms. Jayne stated that a wall
would help shield neighbors from
unwanted motel visitors who wan-
dered off the motel's property.
Jayne pointed out that crime rates
were much higher in commercial
areas; she said that, according to
the Florid'a Department of Law
Enforcement, burglaries and
thefts were responsible for 32%
of all crimes in commercial areas.
"Really what this comes down to,"
explained Jayne, "is that with a
motel, we're not dealing with our
local citizens; we're dealing with
people who travel all over the
world. So, these people are going
to be free to be in the parking lot,
drink beer, throw things and
break into our houses."
"In the past, it hasn't been a prob-
lem," explained Jayne, "because
it's (Apalach Motel) been a tiny
little motel that not that many
people stayed in." She continued,
"All of us in the neighborhood are
very supportive of the fact that
they should get to do what they
want with their business...that
they should get to improve it and
make it grow. But we also feel that
all of us shouldn't have to suffer
with our piece of property going
down in value and having to worry
about our safety."
Mr. Schuster complained that
neighbors of the Apalach Motel
were not contacted prior to the
planning and zoning board's ap-
proval of the expansion. "This
project is so massive," explained
Schuster, "Maybe if we got in-
volved with this earlier, we could
have expressed our concerns."
Schuster stated that the "safety
issue" was the most important
issue to surrounding neighbors.
He said that neighbors have re-
quested that the Apalach Motel
construct a twelve foot block fence
to surround their expanded busi-
The city commission told the four
residents that they could appeal
to the Board of Adjustments

within 30 days or to the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs; the
board also told them that they
could find out who was financing
the proposed development project
and also investigate state regula-
tions and building codes.
"Why are we having to do this,"
asked Ms. Vroegrob, "What is our
planning and zoning board do-
ing?" She requested that the plan-
ning and zoning board agenda be
published in the local paper prior
to the meetings. "I'm really hard
pressed to keep up with every-
thing," she concluded.
"I'm really hoping that the city
commission is gonna try to do
something for us," said Schuster,
"What if someone built a motel in
your back yard? What would you
do if you weren't a city commis-
sioner and you were working and
didn't see anything announced?
(There's nothing you can do) un-
less you come to check the agenda
every month on the P & Z (plan-
ning and zoning) but, quite
frankly, who really does that? This
project is gonna destroy our
neighborhood. We certainly don't
want this turned into a battle, but
if we have to we will."
Commissioner Jack Frye advised
the four residents to listen more
closely to local rumors in order to
gain more knowledge about local
happenings. "I've been here just
about all my life," said Frye, "And
if you hear a rumor on the street,
you can bank on it that it's gonna
happen. That's just the way Apa-
lachicola is."
In other board business:
*The board unanimously ap-
proved a plan from the Enterprise
Zore Committee, which will be
submitted to the Department of
*Mayor Howell noted that the City
of Apalachicola could not seek a
grant to improve Chessnut Cem-
etery, because the City was cur-
rently processing another grant.
The board had previously agreed
to seek the cemetery improvement
grant at their April meeting.
Howell stated that the City could
only process one grant at a time.
*Mayor Howell stated that the
board had been informed of the
termination of a temporary city
employee, Tony Davis. Mayor
Howell reported that Davis was
caught sleeping on the job.
Brother Fonda Davis told board
members that Tony was ill and
had attempted to schedule a
doctor's appointment. "Well, then

The Making of

a Best Western

Franklin County residents can expect to see a Best Western motel in
the City of Apalachicola in approximately seven months. The estab-
lishment will be located next to the recently closed Apalach Motel.
Owners of the new project include Tony, Tim and William Poloronus.
According to William Poloronus, the project will be completely block
created to ensure a more storm and sound proof environment for
visitors to the motel. He also said that the building will have two
levels, 42 rooms and a 20 x 40 swimming pool. "We are sure to stop a
whole lot more people that usually pass on through," said Poloronus,
'This will mean more income for the whole community. Best Western
is a nationally recognized chain."


From right to left, Owner William Poloronus, Plumber
Tom Browning, Mason Contractor J.B. Reed, Mason Matt
Reed and Mason Tender Virgil Reed

he should of, applied for sick
leave," said Howell. Tony Davis
informed the board that he
thought he would be able to work
on the day in question, but be-
came very ill on the job.
Fonda Davis complained that
board members had terminated
Tony without a hearing. He said
that many of the allegations were
second hand accusations. Fonda
Davis also urged board members
to fully examine the situation.
"Let's bring it all out," said Davis,
"Let's don't play games." Howell
said that he had not threatened
to fire Tony Davis. "We've got wit-
nesses," responded Fonda Davis,
"Don't play like that." Howell re-
turned, "I'm not playing. I'm tell-
ing the truth."
Howell said that Davis was pres-
ently being investigated by the
Department of Corrections for al-
legedly allowing an inmate to visit
a women at her 24th Street resi-
dence. Howell insisted that the
city commission was not investi-
gating Tony Davis. "No," argued
Fonda Davis, "(He's being inves-
tigated) by Mayor Howell." Howell
stated that he was not personally
investigating Tony Davis. "That is
a lie," defended Howell. Fonda
Davis shot back, "You're calling
me a liar?" Howell insisted that
he was not investigating Davis.
However, he did admit that, in
response to the D.O.C. charge, he
told Tony Davis that he was go-
ing to "run his ass off." Howell
said that he later apologized to
Davis. "You don't have the right
to come tell an employee that,"
said Fonda Davis. Howell then
apologized again to Tony Davis.
The board agreed to review the
situation on May 8. At the May 8
meeting, the board decided to give
Tony Davis a written warning and
place him on a five day suspen-
sion. Mr. Davis, who began work-
ing for the City on February 6,
remains on a six month proba-
tionary term.

WhaT'S A Mola?

Tallahassee resident Moina Nita
visited the Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County public Li-
brary on April 27 to give a pre-
sentation about .the artistic
needlework of the Cuna Indians
who are located in the San Bias
region of the Republic of Panama.
With a table filled with artistic
crochet, Ms. Nita presented a wide
arrangement of Indian designed
clothing called molas. The ar-
rangement included patches,
change holders, hand bags, hats,
pillows, scarves and furniture
coverings. In addition to the
molas, Ms. Nita also presented a
variety of Cuna Indian jewelry.
The jewelry was made with seeds,
shells, beads and even from the
teeth of monkeys.
Nita pointed out that the Cuna
Indians migrated from the jungles
of the Darien Province and inhab-
ited 45 of the more than 360 is-
lands in the San Bias region. She
said that the materials used by
the Cuna Indians were imported
from Columbia by Panama City
merchants. Ms. Nita noted that
women primarily designed, cre-
ated and sold the molas. Nita told
audience members that she
', would spend hours in the town of
Balboa looking over the many
molas sold by venders. She de-
,scribed the Cuna Indians as
E proud individuals and very wise
business people.
"* A native of the Republic of
Panama, Ms. Nita said that she
had spent most of her life in her
: native land; however, Nita pointed
out that she was a dual resident
-of both the United States and the
Republic of Panama. As a resident
of Panama, Ms. Nita was em-
ployed for over 20 years on the
Panama Canal Committee.
At the end of the presentation, Ms.
Nita sold some of her molas to
those in attendance. Assistant
Library Director Jackie Gaye said
that the public library usually did
not permit individuals to sell their
products within the facility. How-
ever, she said that an exception
was made with Ms. Nita, because
residents could not otherwise
purchase such products.

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