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Franklin Chronicle


Volume 6, Number 11 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 30- June 12,1997


United Way Funds Divided

George Chapel reported that the distribution of funds raised through
the 1997 United Way campaign have been divided by a local commit-
tee this week. There Were over $30,000 of various requests and, as
usual, not nearly enough money to go around. However, funds have
been made available to local units of the American Red Cross, the
Food Bank, Shelter funds, Refuge House, Big Bend Cares, Big-Bend
Hospice, Elder Care Services and Friends of the Franklin County Li-
brary. The donations to the county's United Way Campaign far ex-
ceeded initial expectations in this record year of giving. The drawing
below reflects those results.
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County Sets

Rate for

Proposed

Gas Tax
Franklin County Commissioners
voted 4-1 to set the rate for the
proposed local option gas tax at
five cents during a May 20 public
hearing at the county courthouse.
If the board agrees to approve the
set rate for the proposed tax at a
June 17 public hearing, then the
State of Florida may place an ad-
dition two-thirds (or approxi-
mately four cents) tax on that
rate:'A five cent tax on gasoline
would generate approximately
$270,000 locally.


SCommissioner Bevin Putnal voted
S against the proposed rate; he
ougave stated that he was not opposed
S-- to a local option tax on gasoline.
j your Co01n lir 1iut 1 However, he said that the boaru
r i" should set a lower rate and con-
S12, ', 1-' A. sider raising the proposed tax at
1 i .- ..' a later appropriate date. "I just.
in t think it's a little too much to be-

j i' (U l -" Putnal-requested that the rate be
I set at three cents. However,.his
O f motion did not receive a second
Tak oufo ci from the board.
Chairperson Raymond Williams
LIFESAIE R! stated that the county needed rev-
enue from the proposed tax in
Order to continue road paving
$5 0 projects locally. "Franklin County
is running out of funds for any
kind of road paving projects," he
Increase! said.
"We can sit here and do nothing,"
said Commissioner Jimmy
,- _" ".-" Mosconis, "and in three or maybe
five years, you're not gonna have
Franklin County Citizens: Continued on page 2

Lifesavers to Neighbors in Need! New Federal

By Sara Healy Regulations
United Way of the Big Bend for All

Franklin County Seaood
Tnited W a Cam ai n food


Raises $12,755 for
Human Services
During the recent Franklin
County United Way Campaign,
$12,755 was raised to support
agencies serving the county. Not
only was this an impressive 70%
Increase over last year's cam-
paign, but due to a late start, the
campaign was successfully con-
ducted in just one month.
These dollars are an integral part
of the 1996 general United Way
Campaign that raised over
S $3,241,000. This total was an 8%
($240,000) increase over the pre-
vious year's campaign and was
United Way of the Big Bend's most
ambitious.goal ever. To exceed it
reflects the wonderful support
United Way receives from citizens
throughout the Big Bend area,
including those who gave in Fran-
klin County.
As a total, the neighboring coun-
ties brought in 10% of United
Way's goal. The counties are pull-
ing more of their weight than ever
before in the general campaign.
This hasn't happened by accident,
but is the result of county citizens
seeing how United Way agencies
are successfully reaching out to
S help their neighbors in need.
In the Franklin County United
Way Campaign, the leadership of
George Chapel was essential to
their effort. Well recognized in the
community, he set out to put to-
gether a team of dedicated people
who were the volunteer lifesavers
for the Franklin Campaign.
Through their work, they were
able to recruit the following key
donors who deserve a special
thanks: Apalachicola State
Bank, Apalachicola Rotary, Citi-
zens Bank, Florida Power, Fran-'
klin County Schools, Franklin
County Sheriff Department,
Gulf State Bank, Gulfside I.G.A.
and Senior Care Properties.


Franklin County isn't a rich
county...the county ranks 48th
out of 67 counties in its gross in-
come. Yet, its citizens demon-
strate their generosity year after
year by giving through the United
Way. In addition, the county con-
tinues to increase the amount it
raises on behalf of the United
Way. All of which says a lot about
the Franklin County citizens-
they are truly lifesavers!
Kim Hankerson, United Way staff
person for neighboring counties
says of the Campaign, "The people
in Franklin are wonderful to United
Way. I was impress by how many
citizens were willing to dig down
into their pockets and give so gen-
erously. I think this is due, in part,
because they know United Way
funds raised in Franklin County
will stay in the county."

Franklin Citizens
Decide How and Where
United Way Dollars
Will Be Spent
Recently, Franklin County United
Way began the United Way fund
distribution process. -The next
Continued on page 7


Processors

Coming Soon

The deadline for enacting the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration's
(FDA), seafood safety regulations
is quickly approaching. As of De-
cember 18,1997, the seafood in-
dustry must be in compliance
with the Hazard. Analysis and
Critical Control Point (HACCP)
program, a system designed to
prevent and control food safety
problems. The program was
prompted by concern over sea-
food-borne illnesses, public and
industry pressure, and market
trends and is based on self-regu-
lation through preventative main-
tenance with regulatory oversight.

What products are
involved?
If they are intended for human
consumption, any fresh or salt-
water fish, crustaceans, mollusks,
alligators, frogs, aquatic turtles,
jellyfish, sea cucumbers, sea ur-
chins, other aquatic life (except
mammals and birds), and the roe
from these animals are subject to
HACCP control.

Who is affected?
Any business in the United States
or overseas which processes an
aquatic product, whether wild or
Swarmed, will be subject to HACCP
regulations. A processor is any-
one who handles, stores, pie-
pares, heads, eviscerates, shucks,
freezes, changes into different
market forms, manufactures, pre-
serves, packs, labels, unloads
dockside, or holds any aquatic
product.
Importers, which include U.S.
owners or consignees at the time
of entry into the United States or
-Continued on page 8


School Board Rules that Students Broke


Code of Conduct

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Attorney Jan Hevier displays a box of Vivarin before the
school board.


Superintendent
Takes Issue with
Consolidation
Rumor
Franklin County School District
Superintendent Brenda Galloway
emphatically stated in a May 22
interview with the Franklin
Chronicle that the school district
had no plan of any manner to es-
tablish a consolidated school lo-
cally.
The issue of consolidation was
addressed by Carrabelle resident
David Jackson during a school
board meeting on May 7. Super-
intendent Galloway had requested
at that time permission to con-
duct a study of the 7th & 8th
grade pattern in Apalachicola
High School with the purpose of
creating the best educational en-
vironment for those students.
On May 22, Superintendent Gal-
loway stated that the district's
administrators as well as the par-
ents, school advisory board chair-
persons and principals of both
Apalachicola High School and
Chapman Elementary School
would participate in the study.
"Clearly, we want to make sure
we offer our students the best
possible educational environment
there is," said Galloway, "creat-
ing. a separate 7th and 8th grade
environment lends itself to the
fact that these children need time
to grow." She added, "parents are
very protective in the elementary
school age and they want to con-
tinue to protect their children.
They want them to remain chil-
dren as long as possible. And, in
this day and age, I can support
that concept."
Ms.. Galloway pointed out, that
there were presently two possible
options to consider in the creation
of a separate environment for the
7th and 8th grade students:
1. Those students could be taught
at Chapman Elementary Schools
or
2. A more clearly defined "school
within a school" atmosphere for
those students could be created
at Apalachicola High School.
"We have been declining in enroll-
ment for the past year," stated
Galloway, "and we've lost money
to the tune of $385,000 or more.
I have had several parents come
to me about the possibility of cre-
ating a 7th grade environment,
because they were concerned
about their children leaving
Chapman (Elementary School)
and they weren't ready for them
to go to the high school." Many ol
the parents, said Galloway, have
stated that they would take their
students from the high school and
either enroll them in either a pri-
vate school or a public school that
offers a middle school environ-
ment. The loss of money due to
declining enrollment, Galloway
noted, would greatly impact the
amount of staff that could be
employed in the school system.
"We would have to close class-
rooms down," she stated.

Continued on page 7


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Jennifer Tomlin


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Wesley Cooper


Following a five hour disciplinary
hearing on May 27 that was open
to the public, the Franklin County
School Board finally came to the
conclusion that three Apalachi-
cola High School students includ-
ing Chala Parish, Jennifer Tomlin
and Wesley Cooper violated the
district's code of conduct when
they consumed tablets of Vivarin
during a senior class trip on
May 9.
Superintendent Brenda Galloway
had recommended that the stu-
dents be required to attend a two
hour drug awareness seminar
and complete eight hours of clean
up work at the school. The board
rejected Ms. Galloway's recom-
mendation as being too harsh and
ordered the.students to complete
six hours of work at the high
school under the supervision of
Coach William Lane.
Attorney Jan Hevier, who repre-
sented the students, argued that
the district's code of conduct was
vague and unconstitutional.
"These rules must be able to tell
you what it is you're doing wrong,"
said Hevier, "and if you've got to
guess; your rule is unconstitu-
tional." He claimed that the stu-
dents had no idea that the caf-
feine pills were a prohibited sub-
stance on the school trip. "You've
got a rule here that nobody knows
what it means," he said, "these
students need something that
tells them what they're not al-
lowed to do."
The Code of Conduct in.regard to
the use or possession of sub-
stances has been defined by the
district as: The use or possession
of any substance with a potential
to abuse which might create a
hazard to the user's health.
Attorney Hevier stated that any
substances such as milk, ice
cream or dirt could be potentially
harmful if consumed in an abu-
sive manner. "I sat down and tried
to figure out if I could think of a
substance that wouldn't fit this
category," he said, "and I'm hard
pressed to do it." Hevier explained
that caffeine was an ingredient
common in various seemingly
harmless substances as coffee,
tea and chocolate. "You can eat
too much ice cream and get sick,"
he said, "anything can be
abused."
Attorney Gordon Shuler, who rep-
resented Superintendent Gallo-
way, argued that caffeine was not
as harmless as either milk or ice
cream. "By the time you hear this
case," he said, "you're gonna find
out that caffeine can be lethal. It
is a substance with a potential for
abuse." Shuler said that the di-
rections on the Vivarin box in-
structed to take one tablet no
more than every three hours.
Attorney Shuler noted that all
school rules were to be obeyed on
the class trip. He also said that
all medicinal substances were to
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Page 2 30 May 1997 The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


Published every other Friday


Franklin

Briefs

Notes from the May 20
Franklin County
Commission Meeting
*The board unanimously agreed
to write a letter to the Florida
Department of Transportation to
request that the speed limit on the
St. George Island Causeway be
.reduced to 35 mph through the
end of August to help protect nest-
ing birds in that location.
*Local business owner John
Crooms requested that the board
provide special consideration to
his transportation business in
case the county adopts a local
option tax on gasoline. He noted,
"We purchase more gas than any-
body else in the county, I think."
SAccording to a memorandum that
was disseminated by Mr. Crooms
to board members at the meeting,
Crooms Transportation, Inc. has
allegedly been the highest pur-
chaser of gas for the past eight
years. The average gas cost per
month for the business was listed
at $3,000.
Mr. Crooms requested that the
board consider three options for
his business in case the board
adopts a gas tax. Those options
included:
1. Crooms Transportation, Inc.
would-receive a percentage of
gas tax revenue.
2. Crooms Transportation, Inc.
would buy gas from the county
at the same cost to the county
and the county will bill the
business on a monthly or
quarterly basis.
3. Crooms Transportation, Inc.
would bill Franklin County for
a refund of gas tax on a
monthly or quarterly basis.
Mr. Crooms said that the tax in
conjunction with other govern-
mental cutbacks would damage
his business substantially. He
:said that the noted options were
suggested to him by the Depart-
ment of Transportation. 'These
are some of the ones that they do
already," he said.
The board agreed to direct Attor-
ney Al Shuler to review the op-
tions and advise the board on
those suggested options.
*Dr. Shakra Juriejo with the Fran-
klin County Public Health Unit
informed the board that the
'county received $425,000 in the

County Se
any roads to drive on." He added,
"I pay my share of taxes...and I
hate taxes like the devil likes holy
water."
Local business owner Lee
McLemore complained that rev-
enue from two-thirds of the pro-
posed tax would go to the State of
Florida. "What are we getting for
this," he asked, "why hit the focal
people with a ten percent increase
in gasoline. That's a huge in-"
crease." He suggested, however,
that the board consider adopting
a one cent sales tax.
Commissioner Mosconis ques-
tioned whether McLemore had
driven lately on County Road 67.
McLemore responded, "don't need
to go on it, because I,don't drive
up there and 95 percent of the
people in the county don't drive
on that road."
Chairperson Williams said that
the State of Florida "indicated"
that they would assume respon-
sibility of maintaining County
Road 65 and the 370 in Alligator
Point if the county passed the lo-
cal option gas tax. "This wotild
save us a lot of money," he noted F
However, Williams warned, "they
may not take these roads. They
haven't actually ever promised
that they're gonna take these
roads."
Commissioner Mosconis sug-
gested that the board take ap-
proximately $150,000 from the
local Road & Bridge fund and add
that revenue to the road paving
project. Mosconis said that the
expense of constantly re-paving
the county's roads was an expen-
sive endeavor. "This is an on-go-
ing maintenance thing," he said.
Vilcom Outdoor News Publisher
Bob Evans, stated that was op-
posed to the local option gas tax
previously and that he remains
opposed to the tax. He questioned
the board as to how much it would
cost to pave one mile of road.


previous legislative session for the
second phase of a construction
project to build a new public
health department building.
Ms. Janice Hicks with the public
health unit requested that the
board consider donating four
acres of land to be used as the
site of the new facility. Ms. Hicks
suggested three sites for the pro-.
posed facility. Those sites in-
cluded: a site on Highway 98 near
Harbor Electric, a site near the old
softball fields at the airport and a
site on Bluff Road also located
near the airport. Hicks said that
the site near Harbor Electric was
the most preferable area due to
its accessibility.
Nursing Director Joanne
Thomason requested that the
board designate an accessible
area for the public.. "While we
serve everyone," she stated, "our
focus is on women and children.
They are the ones that are most
unlikely to speak up...and I would
ask that you try to find the most
accessible location for them."
The board requested that Ms.
Hicks further review the site that
was deemed most preferable and
report back at the next meeting.
*The board agreed to review a pro-
posed C-5 zoning district for the
St. George Island business district
at their next meeting. If the board
adopts the proposed district, all
existing C-2 zoning would convert
to the C-5 zoning category. The
new zoning category would allow
business owners to live within
their facilities.
*The board unanimously ap-
proved a request from John Horan
to rezone 20 acres of property lo-
cated between the Florida High-
way Patrol Station and the Indian
Mounds Subdivision from R-4 to
R-1. The board also approved a
sketch plat submitted by Horan
for a 16 lot subdivision on the
same 20 acres.
*The board approved a sketch plat
submitted by Dr. Edward
Saunders for a subdivision in
Lanark Village called The High-
lands. The subdivision will con-
tain 45 lots on water, sewer and
paved streets.
*The board approved a sketch plat
submitted by Tom Beavers for a
five lot subdivision off of Twin
Lakes Road.

*The board approved a request
from Bill Minton to rezone a seven
acre parcel of land located behind
the IGA in Apalachicola from R-4
to C-4. The board stipulated that
Minton construct a six foot
wooden fence on the north &
south portion of the property to
serve as a buffer area.


its Rate for Proposed Gas Taxi F
County Clerk Kendall Wade esti-
mated that the cost would be
$45,000. "How many miles of road
do you have in Franklin County,"
he asked. Evans continued, "that
isn't even gonna be a drop in the
bucket."
Mr. Evans noted that those af-
fected by the net ban would be hit
hard by the proposed gas tax. He
also stated that the residents of
Lanark Village would be nega-
tively impacted by the tax. "These
are retired people on a fixed in-
come," he said. Evans suggested
that the board consider a one cent
sales tax.
"The moral argument against do-
ing it by a sales tax," said Attor-.
ney Al Shuler, "is you're going to,
impact a lot of people that can't
afford cars but they're still gonna
be paying the sales tax."
County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that 'commer-
cial fishermen could apply for re-
fund permits from the Florida
Department of Revenue in order
to receive .compensation for that
gas which has been purchased for
work-related travel. Those wish-
ing to receive more information
about such permits may contact
Bill Guhl with the Department of
Revenue at.904-488-4772. "He is
the person you call and he regis-
ters commercial fishermen," said
Pierce.
Pierce said that those working in
agricultural, aquacultural or com-
mercial fishing industries could
apply for such a permit. The in-
dividuals, said Pierce, would have
to register with the State, of Florida
once annually for such a permit.
The refund permits, he said,
would then have to be submitted
quarterly to indicate the amount
of gasoline that was purchased for
work related endeavors. "They
refund not only the local gas tax
money," said Pierce, "but they also
refund your share of the state
money.


County to Review

Proposed Lease

Agreement with

Centennial

Health Care

Centennial Health Care Adminis-
trator Michael Lake presented
members of the Franklin County
Commission with a proposed
lease agreement between the
county and Centennial during the
board's regular May 20 meeting.
According to the proposed agree-
ment, Centennial Health Care
would pay the county $120,000
annually for rent at Weems Me-
morial Hospital. The agreement
stipulates that Centennial would
pay $10,000 in advance of the
first day of each calendar month
for rent.
The county, in turn, would pay
Centennial Health Care $5,000
per month to provide or arrange
for the management of ambulance
services in Franklin County. Such
services, according to the, pro-
posed lease, must comply with
Florida Statutes.
The proposed agreement would
also stipulate that Centennial
would pay the following: "taxes,
assessments, sewer rents, water
rents and charges, duties, impo-.
sitions, license and permit fees,
charges for public utilities of any
kind, payments and other charges
of very kind or nature whatso-
ever..."
In terms of repair and replace-
ment, the proposed lease agree-
ment would limit Centennial
Health Care's liability and total
aggregate expenditures (excluding
repair and replacement of per-
sonal property) to the sum of
$ 100,000. The county will provide
for any additional repair &
replacement expenses at the
facility.
In terms of liability insurance, the
proposed lease agreement would
require Centennial Health Care to
maintain, at its own expense,
comprehensive general liability
insurance, comprehensive auto-
mobile liability insurance, profes-
sional liability insurance and
workers' compensation insur-
ance. All insurance policies must
be issued by companies having a
Best's rating of "A-1" or better.
In terms-of the county's right to
enter Weems Memorial Hospital,
the proposed lease agreement
states: "Lessor and its authorized
agents shall have the right from
time to time, at Lessor's option,
and upon reasonable prior notice
to Lessee (except in an emer-
rom Page: 1
Mr. Evans stated that there were
three reasons why people visited
Franklin County: 1. for tourism
2. for seafood and.3. to. purchase:
cheap gasoline. "Another thing
that kind of bothered me is that
you haven't done any phone sur-
veys or questionnaires or any-
thing with any of the people who
voted you into office," he said.
Commissioner Eddie Creamer
said that he had spoken with the
seafood workers about the pro-
posed tax. "What they get aggra-
vated about," said Creamer, "is
that: whenever anything like this
happens, you've got people who
sound lie they're so concerned
about the seafood workers...They
understand a lot more than
people realize. They understand
what the gas tax is. They're sit-
ting on roads were their house are
and they've got nice homes, too.
There homes are on roads that are
falling all apart."
Keep Franklin County Beautiful
program coordinator Deedre
Golden stated that she was con-
cerned with having to driving on
unsafe roads locally. She said that
her child has been bussed to
school from Eastpoint to
Apalachicola. "I want the roads'
that my child is gonna be on taken
care of," she said. She added, "
want my child and every other
child in the county to be safe."
Chairperson Raymond Williams ;
noted that neither Carrabelle nor
Apalachicola had signed an
interlocal agreement with the
county. He stated that the county'
would refer to a state formula to
divide up the gas tax revenue if,
the cities do not sign an interlocal
agreement.

According to Florida Statutes,
Franklin County must enact an
ordinance for the local option gas
tax before a July 1 deadline. The
deadline for an 'nterlocal agree-
ment with the cities would be
June 1.


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Village Water and Sewer

Meeting


agency to enter and pass through
the Demised Premises to exam-
ine the same and to show them
to prospective purchasers, fee
mortgages and others."
The proposed lease would com-
mence on March 14, 1997 and
expire on August 30, 2007. The
lessee will have the right to ex-
tend the term of the lease for two
successive five year terms by pro-
viding a written notice of not less
than 90 days prior to the expira-
tion date of the lease term.
Board members agreed to review
the proposed lease for poss-
ible approval at the next regular
meeting.
Mr. Lake informed the board that
he has been at the local hospital
now for sixty days. "I told Kendall
(Wade) this morning (that) I felt
like I've been here a year and I
just noticed last night it's only
been sixty days."
Lake said that the facility was
much cleaner than it was previ-
ously. He further stated that Cen-
tennial Health Care had pur-
chased in excess of $200,000 of
new equip ment for the hospital.
Some of that new equipment, said
Lake, included a telemetry ma-
chine. "We've completely re-done
the entire lab," he added, "and
we've completely re-designed the
radiology department...we had to
replace a lot of equipment, obvi-
ously, that wasn't there." Lake
also informed board members
that the nursing staff has been
expanded.
In total, Mr. Lake alleged that over
$600,000 ip operating cash had
been expended by Centennial
Health Care for improvements at
Weems Memorial Hospital. 'That
was a lot of catch up for things
that didn't exist," he said. Pres-
ently, Lake said that the operat-
ing room was re-opened for elec-
tive surgery.
In addition, Mr. Lake informed
commissioners that a satellite
emergency room would be opened
on St. George Island by May 30
at the Gulf Beach Drive medical
clinic. The hours for the facility,
said Lake, would be from 5:00-
10:00 p.m. from Monday through
Friday. Lake said that the emer-
gency room would be opened from
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sat-
urdays, Sundays and holidays. He
also stated that a similar facility
would be established in
Carrabelle within 90 days with the
same hours of operation.,
"The physician community and
the community itself has really
started to support the hospital,"
Lake concluded.


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By Rene Topping

LVWSD Commissioners
Outline Long Range
Plans
When the Lanark Village Water
and Sewer (LVWSD) commission-
ers met on May 13, they unani-
mously approved the first step
needed to begin comprehensive
renovation and extension of their
water and sewer system includ-
ing water meters for'all apart-
ments in Lanark Village.
Commissioners empathized that
the resolution to start the ball
rolling was for an engineers draw-
ing of the layout of the district
with detailed description of ex-
pansions of lines, metering and
upgrades at well sites. The plan
will include a definite delineation
of the district's east and west
boundaries. It will also permit
commissioners and residents to
get a realistic look at how much
it will cost. Commissioner
Jeanette Pedder said, "We cannot
even talk financing until we do
this first (get the detailed plan)."'
Residents.were assured several
times during the meeting that no
work will be done until the resi-
dents had their say at a published
public hearing. Lawlor said that
after the commissioners get the
detailed plan back it might e that
the entire project would be too
expensive for the district to un-
dertake. Then the project would
be dropped immediately. This
could happen at any phase. Com-
missioner Jeanette Pedder stated
that, 'This is just the first step in
a long line of steps." She then
went on to reassure residents that
the commission could not, and
would not, act to begin any work
before the public hearings were
held.
If the project price is affordable
after review at a public meeting,
the commissioners can begin the
search for money to finance the
project,
The proposal's first step provides
for metering the entire Village
apartments; Chairman Jim
Iawlor said, "Metering is a must
in the Village. There is no physi-
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individual apartment)." He went
on to say that they had a bad ex-
perience with several customers
who had turned off the water and
moved, yet when they came back
for short stays refused to pay for
water used. He said one such il-
lustration was that one customer
answered a request for payment
for water used during a recent
short stay by saying, "Prove we
used the water." Lawlor said that
he felt metering was the or..: fair
way.
The next phase would be cxpan-
sion of the water and sewer sys-
tem from Spring Street to the far
western end of the district. This
area, which is zoned partly for
houses and partly for mobile
homes, includes many unsold
lots. Commissioners said that
delivery of city water and sewer
has been proven in the past to
help in drawing clients to buy a
lot where they are assured of ser-
vices. These lots will all be cov-
ered in the engineering plan.
Only one person appeared to ask
questions about the proposed new
expansion. Robert Benson, a re-
tired CPA who lives on Carl King
Drive and who is already served
by the district, asked searching
questions about the financial cost
involved in hiring a company to
do the preliminary planning and
then to actually do the work. He
asked, "How much money do we
have to commit?" He then went
on to say that he thought the com-
missioners should require the
firm doing the work on the plan
to be able to provide a ball park.
figure on the cost. Commission-
ers responded that they have to
have this work done in order to
find out if they could financially
undertake the project.
Benson said that he felt the num-
ber of customers is going down
rather than up. Lawlor responded
that, "The lots are out there not
connected to water and sewer.
Each benefited customer will be
assessed." Pedder said that the
District would have had to run a
Survey to get their, permit for
North West Florida Water District
to pump water in the spring of
1998 and this would be taken
care of in the engineers plan. With
the vote fiom the commissioners,
Big Bend Technology will do the
work on the detailed plan.


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Memorial Day 1997

Dredging up the severe pain of the sacrifices by Asians and Ameri-
cans in Vietnam or rearguing the War is not the intention of this
editorial on Memorial Day 1997. More writers are revisiting that con-
flict, and many still mock U. S. involvement into a conflict, charging
that the 58,000 died in vain. I don't believe that for a moment.
I turn to Vietnamese managing editor of the Vietnam Guardian, pub-
lished in Saigon until 1975, for another perspective not often read in
these parts, especially among those condemning U.S. involvement.
Ton That Thien, while on the University of Quebec faculty in 1995,
wrote his thesis that the U. S. and their-allies, in the long run, really
"won."
The concept of "winning" or "losing" was probably the most damaging
idea inhibiting any understanding of the Vietnamese, their environ-
ment or their civil war. But, temporarily, I too am falling into the trap
that will color a perception of the war. Then, as now, many percep-
tions of that conflict still exist in our literature, movies, TV news re-
ports and especially our direct experiences.
Thien, in turn, uses a number of northern Vietnamese documents
published in 1986, to,support his opinion. These were letters sent
rom Hanoi by the secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist
Party (Le Duan) to Nguyen Van Linh and other central committee
comrades in the South. In sum, Thien's point-is that the "most ter-
rible American mistakes were early signs of weakness, not decisions
to wage war." The letters reveal Hanoi's "deep doubts" about winning
the war, and the recovery of their confidence after the conference on
S Laos 1961-1962 "...offered convincing evidence of faltering U. S. re-
solve." American abandonment of Laos cleared the way for Hanoi's
supply of southern forces and alienated the south Vietnamese Presi-
dent from American influence.
Diem mistrusted American advice and "stopped listening to them."
The result was the coup that overthrew Diem and helped in ways to
be more fully revealed by American complicity in his overthrow. Thien
reasoned that despite the military loss, American involvement bought
nearly three decades of economic development in Vietnam and in
nearby Asian counties. "The enormousness of that accomplishment
is increasingly, evident in Vietnam itself..." With U. S. aid, a solid
economic structure was built and was sustained, "...the Communists
were unable to eradicate it." Twenty years after the military victory by
the North, the Hanoi leadership now faces similar economic and psy-
chological problems. Inside the northern Vietnamese Communist Party
itself, Thien asserted,
"More and more of the cadres now demand the abandon-
ment of socialism, the adoption of pluralist multiparty de-
mocracy, and the recognition of the right to own property.
This ability to speak without total fear is another legacy of
the Americans and free Vietnamese, who left behind a Viet-
namese Communist Party too weak to risk smoking out its
own beehive."
Perhaps the larger error committed by the press and the politicians
was an emphasis on "winning" in military terms, creating a percep-
tion that was indeed irrelevant to the great, often overwhelming, is-
sues of poverty and economic life. extending deep and very long term
across many. Asian countries. The U. S. military involvement was
comparatively brief but no less important for buying time and model-
ing a revised economic system in which the. individual was still im-
portant. Certainly, the earlier French involvement did far more to
corrupt the Vietnamese and set the stage for the downfall of the Viet-
namese military apparatus because the French "model" was based
on political favoritism and patronage, status, power influence and
the plantation system.
I think the Thien.views offer refreshing hope in renewing American
confidence in honoring her dead in this most unpopular conflict. These
dead deserve the collective honors Americans have always memorial-
ized for their patriots at home and abroad, in war and peace.
These are different times, and it is about time we change our percep-
tions to embrace the memory of the patriots who gave their lives in
that unpopular war, recognizing anew that their role was NOT in vain.
Robert.McNamara, Secretary of Defense during these turbulent years,
has now "recanted" by calling Vietnam a terrible mistake. Perhaps he
too has misperceived the long range impact of American involvement
in the conflict, as changing conditions now permit us to reevaluate.
Even then, various advisors sent to Vietnam to report to the Presi-
dent of the United States returned with different perceptions.

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itorial and Commentary

Our ignorance of Asian cultures is a likely contributor to those differ- Letter
ing perceptions. Culturally, Americans are fast-movers, quick-decid-
ers, "men of action" who seldom take the time to sift through the
more subtle, quieter aspects of behavior by others schooled in far Publisher's
different surroundings. Even our TV reports failed miserably in as-
sessing the differences. We would think, "Don't just stard there, DO I am well awar
SOMETHING." Others are culturally nurtured to "Don't just Do Some- lage in the St. (
thing, STAND THERE." Yet, Thien's thesis concerning the vast changes grate on some c
in Asian economic environments, including Vietnam, reflects vast advisory counc
change, but on their own terms. Perhaps now, in more recent years, tion politics ha
we will exercise the patience to perceive those changes in light of the. what develop
conflict. Also, in consid
this organizati
Interestingly, not all Americans understood the conflict in terms of across the nati
"winning" or "losing". Astute propagandists writing U. S. information able to new, p:
directives urged others using leaflets, broadcasts and other media sight. In Florid;
not to vilify H6 Chi Minh as a Hitleresque leader. The reason? They tions been bou
concluded that one day, the two Vietnams would be reunited, and to sure protection
make one side a villain in the historical sense would be, in the jargon bors, no matte
of Vietnam, "counter-productive." come. For that
Indeed, in the view of one well-informed Vietnamese-Mr. Thien, the updates on the
American influence is still important, pervasive and meaningful. We humbere of one
have our Democracy, often imperfect in function, but with our em- they deoerv t
phasis upon the individual rights. This continues to be modeled to tied nerve t
the world, and the American military person is a part of that legacy. Johnson has se
There will be many reasons and traditions to honor them and what position on th
they have done for us. It is an interesting footnote to this chapter in pmnt n th
our history that a Vietnamese would remind us of yet another men
reason. Regardless of t
T Rounding the I
Tom W. Hoffer POA andFranl
Publisher have been star
Vietnam Veteran issue clearly de
Ton That Thien's views were published in the Wall Street Journal on to anyone who
May 18, 1995 on p. 16. "Who Really Lost the War in Vietnam?" Franklin Coun
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Carrabelle United

Methodist Church

Share
Our share program continues to be healthy as we continue to add
participants. This includes those who have moved into our area and
have participated in other communities. We are averaging 85 pack-
ages a month. Our people continue to enjoy the fresh produce and
fruit which comes with their packages.
We continue to emphasize that this is not a government program.
The food we receive is not farm commodities. All food is fresh and it is
the purchasing power of thousands of participants nationwide that
makes the program work.
This program is one where volunteer service is the key. For each pack-
age, the person must spend two hours a month helping his neighbor
or community. It can be working in the library, teaching a Sunday
School class, shopping for a neighbor who cannot do it. Helping our
neighbor and community is an American tradition.
SHARE continues to try different ways to enhance the program. In
June, we are offering the steak package and double the meat bonus
program.
The steak package for June will consist of six 10 oz steaks, four T-
bones and two porter house steaks. This package will cost $12.50
and will require, 2 hours of volunteer service.
The double the meat program will also be in June. We have had re-
quests of more meat in the packages. SHARE provides meat in every
package. In the month of June, a person who orders a regular pack-
age may double the amount of meat for eight dollars. No hours are
required when purchasing the extra meat with the regular Share pack-
age. All regular Share packages require $14.00 and 2 hours of volun-
teer service.

Vacation Bible School
Carrabelle United Methodist Church will be having its vacation bible
school on June 16-20, Monda through iday, 6-8 p.m. The theme
this year is "Celebrating Jesus" and all children ages 3-12 are invited
to attend. Parent's night will be Friday, June 20.
Thank you for your continued support and interest.
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Saturday, June 14, 19971

The Spectacular Waterfront Concert by the American Wind
Symphony Orchestra performingfrom the stage of Point
Counterpoint II, the world's most unique showboat.
An entire day in Apalachicola's Battery Park devoted to'the
youth in the Arts-music, crafts, local and regional artists
demonstrating their talents involving the county's youth.
American Wind Symphony Orchestra Tentative Schedule
10:00 a.m. Arts and Crafts demonstrations begin in Battery Park
,10:00-12:00 noon Chamber music workshops with middle and high school musicians. Here is your chance to learn about
performing in a symphony orchestra!" Location to he announced.
1:30-3:00 p.m. American Wnd Symphony arist-in-residence hold workshop for students and others. Location to be
announced.
1:30-3:00 p.m. American Wind Symphony poet-in-residence hold public workshop for anyone interested in developing their
skills. Location to be announced.
1:30-3:00 p.m. Orchestra rehearsal on vessel. The public is cordially invited to Battery Park.
3:45 p.m. Host families meet visiting musicians and take them home. Bring Lawn Chairal
4:00p.m. Arts and Crafts in Batten' Park nidwal closes. Bring Lawn airs
8:00 p.m. Main Concert with fireworks finale. Come Enjoy!!
Host families still needed. If you want to be involved in hosting a student musician, please
call Sandra Lee Johnson at 904-653-8729. Also needed, workers in the park to help with the
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to the Editor

SNote
e that the continuing grinding over the Resort Vil-
3eorge Plantation is a matter that is beginning to
f our readers. I have been so informed by our own
il. However, others not directly involved in Planta-
ive continued to indicate an interest in knowing
ients have occurred in the Resort Village issues.
lering Plantation politics in a much border view,
on is one of hundreds operating in Florida and
on that is the only form of self-government avail-
rivate developments that lacks ANY public over-
a, only in recent years, have home-owner associa-
ight under the purview of state regulation to en-
n of homeowners from the tyrany of their neigh-
r how well-intended such self-regulation ma be-
reason along, I think it wist to continue to publish
Various activities of these self-styled groups. Also,
ur readers are absentee-owners who have shared
About the St. George Plantation operations, and
o have assess to other opinion beside that con-
POA's propaganda newsletter. Recently, Dr. Ben
end a letter to the POA membership explaining his
e POA litigations, as these relate to his develop-

he seeming redundency of various arguments sur-
Resort Village issue, the issue is still before the
in County. The fact that many non-POA members
hiding up and speaking there views on this county
demonstrates the county interest of the subject, even
is unable to see the connection the POA has to
ty life. Yes, I alone with hundreds of others, want
matters ended. Here is Dr. Johnson's letter, excerpted


May 23, 1997
St. George Plantation Owners' Association
HCR Box 228
St. George Island, FL 32328
Dear Fellow Members:
I am writing to provide an update concerning my proposed Resort Village
development and to respond to the recent communication from Bill Hartley,
President of the Plantation Owners' Association (POA) concerning the "legal
mess."
As you may recall, plans for Phase I of the Resort Village were given final
approval by the Franklin County on October 3, 1996...
On March 4, 1997, the CounLy reaffirmed their approval of Phase I when they
adopted the "Revised Tenth Amendment." which clarified certain provisions
and imposed some additional conditions and restrictions.
Despite the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars on their self de-
clared "war" against my project, my opponents' only "victories" in the past two
years have been procedural ones, which have had little or no substantive
impact, but have increased costs for eVeryone.
For.instance, the POA"won" a procedural appeal whith1ias forced the County
to go through the Comprehensive Plan amendment process a second time,
using a more time consuming process. As a result, three additional public
hearings have been held under this "large scale" process, culminating in a
unanimous decision to transmit a replacement amendment. There is no indi-
cation this costly process will have any substantive impact 'on the final result.
Although their war hasn't been very successful, it continues on multiple fronts.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed in circuit court by the POA, and a couple
more have been individually filed, by Tom Adams, who is chairman of the
POA's legal committee. This overlapping thicket of litigation is rather confus-
ing, and some of the proceedings may eventually be consolidated or dismissed.
However, the overall strategy seems clear: pursue every possible avenue of
attack, regardless of the merits of the argument, the probable cost, or the
likelihood of success.
Needless to say, I am dismayed by the POA's litigious approach. As a POA
member, a Franklin County taxpayer, and a defendant in many of these law-
suits, I am being forced to make multiple contributions to the funding of this
costly litigation.
As a member of the POA, you are also being forced to help pay for this costly
litigation. During the September 1995 campaign for POA Board seats, some
members predicted a substantial increase in the POA's legal costs, if my oppo-
nents won control of the Board. For example, Ted Rodrigue wrote:
Our deepest concern is that this small group would have access to
association funds for lawsuits and litigations instead of improve-
ments and upkeep to the plantation infrastructures and amenities....
The only intelligent way to move forward is the path of negotiation...
Expensive litigation (estimated to cost approximately $500,000) will
not benefit you and I but will only result in huge. assessments to
each and-every one of us..
Similarly, Hank Kozlowsky, a Board member who was defeated in that elec-
tion, said the following about the group that was seeking control of the board:
With regard to the Ben Johnson situation, this group's position is
and always has been to either sue Ben Johnson or unilaterally void
the Agreement and have him sue us. Either way we end up in.court.
Believe me, the issues in the matter are not as clear cut as this
group would lead you to believe. If the Board had listened to them we
would have spent well over a hundred thousand dollars in legal fees
and would be in the exact same situation as we are now, if not worse.
In response, members of this faction assured everyone these fears were with-
out basis. For example, Tom Adams wrote:
The letters ... carry an identical theme crafted to engender fear and
are based on completely false assertions about fictitious legal ex-
penses.
Similarly, B.L. Cosey wrote:
the absurd figures cited in variotis mailings are absolutely untrue
and are intended to cause a panic reaction of the members...
Needless to say, many members found these conflicting claims to be rather
confusing. But, with the passage of time, the truth has slowly been revealed.
The "Concerned Property Owners" includingg Tom Adams, B. L. Cose'. and
others) personally incurred legal cost'of approximately $150,000.or more,
fighting my project. These personal expenditures greatly diminished after the
1995 election. Since gaining control of the POA treasury, this group has.in-
creasingly relied upon POA dues to fund their war.
Consider the trend in POA legal costs: In 1995, the POA spentjust $18,576,
or $1,548 per month on legal fees. During the first eight months of 1996, .
POA legal costs sharply escalated to $56,694 or $7,087 per month. Dur-
ing the remainder of 1996 and the first four months of 1997, POA legal
Costs totaled $164,149 or $20,519 per month. While the Board has re-
fused to provide a breakdown of these costs, it is obvious that most of the
increase is due to the shift from personal to POA funding.of the war
against my project.
And the end is not in sight. The attorneys have done little more than file initial
pleadings in many of these lawsuits. Before going ,o trial, there may be months
or years of depositions, document production, motions, and other activity.
In Plantation Soundings, Mr. Hartley argues that "money spent now... to limit.
density is money well spent." However,. there is no reason to believe money
spent on lawyers will force a reduction in density below the very reasonable
levels I have proposed. I have already offered to restrict the density of the
Resort Village to a level that is far below what is currently allowed by State
and local regulations, what has previously been approved for similarly situ-
ated property, and what could easily fit on my site. Yet, the POA refused my
offers.
Board members say the'- were willing to settle the density issue, but their
actions aren't.consistent with their rhetoric: During our negotiations, the Board
refused to delegate meaningful authority to their attorney or the members of
its negotiating team. Each time I worked out a tentative compromise with the
POA's negotiators, it was rejected by the Board. In fact, each time the Board
became directly involved, all momentum towards a settlement seemed to end.
On several occasions, the Board sharply changed the direction of the negotia-
tions away from the middle ground just as we seemed to be nearing a work-
able compromise. The Board also introduced new and different demands and
extraneous issues, just as we seemed to be inching towards a potential reso-
lution of the density issue.
My opponents seem to prefer "shooting first and talking second." Perhaps
they would rather "go down fighting" than accept a compromise that falls
short of victory. But the POA's own history suggests the problem with this
approach. In the POA's litigation against Gene Brown and others, it expended
several years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Yet, the longer
litigation lasted, the less the POA accomplished.
After running up an enormous amount of legal fees, the POA achieved a settle-
ment with Andrew Jackson Savings and Loan which Mr. Hartley now describes
as "39 pages of legal hogwash." Many months and tens of thousands of dollars
later, the POA reached a settlement with Gene Brown. It required the POA to
pay him $100,000-rather than vice versa. No settlement was ever reached
. with Bob Herron. His case was resolved by two trials in which the POA lost far
more than it gained. Specifically, the court rejected the POA's demands for
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Second Circuit

Felony Court

The Honorable Judge William Gary
Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury
Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger
May 12, 1997

ARRAIGNMENTS
Michael Beyhill: Charged with one count of Grand Theft, Burglary
of a Structure and Dealing in Stolen Property, the defendant pleaded
No Contest to the offenses. Judge Gary withheld adjudication and
sentenced the defendant to 120 days in the county jail with 35 days
of credit for time served. Judge Gary also sentenced the defendant to
five years of probation and ordered him to pay.$250 for court costs.
Jurisdiction will be reserved as to the amount of restitution. The de-
fendant was represented by Attorney Al Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, former business owner Dan
Parrish informed Major Jimmy Williams and Tom Tiffin of Tiffin Inte-
riors on February 24. 1 994 that he was in possession of a substantial
number of knives that he believed to be stolen. Mr. Parrish, who pre-
viously shared a home with the defendant, said that the defendant
had asked him to sell the knives on consignment. Mr. Parrish pre-
sented the knives to both Williams and Tiffin. According to the re-
port, Mr. Tiffin identified the knives by name and model number; he
also alleged that the knives belonged to him. Tiffin reported that the
knives.were worth approximately $1830.
According to another probable cause report, Mr. Dan Parrish informed
Officer Jack Osburn on March 7, 1995 that he had questioned the
defendant about several pairs of-blue jeans that he observed on the
floor at his home. Parrish alleged that the defendant admitted that
the jeans wxiere stolen from the Pied Piper in Apalachlcola. According
.o the report, the defendant allegedly obtained the jeans by entering a
door that separated the Pied Piper from a business formerly operated
by Mr. Parrish, The Body Shop. According to the report. Officer Osburn
then requested that the owner of the Pied Piper conduct an inventory
to determine whether any of the store's stock was missing. Following
the inventory, the owner of the Pied Piper determined that approxi-
mately $3,986 was missing from the store's stock: this allegedly in-
cluded several types ofjeans, shirts and earrings.
According to a final probable cause report, Mr. Michael Allen (a former
Roommate of the defendant's) reported to local authorities that he
had discovered a pillow case filled with approximately 12 to 15 videos
in the defendant's room. The videos, he alleged, belonged to Long's
Video Store. According to the report, the defendant was formerly
employed by Long's Video store. Mr. Allen also reported that he was a
former employee of the noted video store. He claimed that he was
able to identify the videos by the series of numbers used to inventory
the tapes and by the brown containers in which they were stored.
Allenifurther alleged that he recognized his own handwriting on the
labels affixed to the video tapes. Ms. Rita Long, owner of ~the ideo
store, estimated the cost of those video tapes at L600: Each.tape, she
reported, was estimated at approximately $50. The investigation was
conducted following a breaking, entering and theft of Long's Video
Store on February 7, 1995. According to the report, the defendant
had already left Franklin County by the time of the investigatiodi.
Christopher Buzbee: Charged with one count of Third Degree Crimi-
nal Mischief, Possession of Burglary Tools, Molesting a Vending Ma-
chine and Second Degree Petit Theft, the defendant pleaded No Con-
test to the offense of Criminal Mischief. Judge Gary adjudicated the
.defendant Guilty and sentenced him to one year of probation. As a
condition of probation, the defendant will be required to complete an
inpatient drug treatment program which will also include aftercare.
.Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $155 for court costs.
The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Shawn Carpenter: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Convey-
ance, Dealing in Stolen Property, Possession of Cannabis and Third
Degree Grand Theft, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses.
Judge Gary continued the case for case management on June 9. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.

Dr. Johnson's Letter, From Page 3

I urge you to go back and review the correspondence between Gene Brown
and the POA prior to those lawsuits. Compar- the parties' positions to the
final outcome. I think you will agree the POA gained very little from its efforts.
With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear the costs exceeded the benefits. In
fact, the longer the POA litigated, the worse its situation became.
You may disagree with my assessment-that the POA's current litigation is
following the same pattern. Regardless, I hop you will at least agree that the
Board is not keeping the general membership involved and informed. The
Board isn't providing the members with enough information to allow the mem-
bers to evaluate the raerits of its litigious course of action. There has been
virtually no discussion of these topics in open Board meetings, and there has
been no real effort to-solicit input from the membership. The Board used to
mail detailed minutes to every member. This practice ended when my oppo-
nents took control; we now receive the most cryptic minutes imaginable....
Cordially yours,
Ben Johnson, Ph.D.













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According to the probable cause report, Eastpoint resident Ronald
Custer allegedly observed the defendant enter his vehicle on Decem-
ber 1, 1995 at approximately 2:30 am. Custer noted that the vehicle
was parked in his driveway. When Custer later went to inspect his
vehicle, he allegedly discovered that his 380 semi-automatic weapon
was missing. Custer reportedly purchased the weapon from the Fran-
klin Gun & Pawn Shop in Eastpoint for $160.
According to another probable cause report, Mrs. John Sacks reported
that the defendant helped to load two boxes of ice into the trunk of
her vehicle at Kelee's Seafood in Eastpoint on October 28, 1995. Ms.
Sacks reported that a deposit bag containing $1877 was in the trunk
of her vehicle at the time she visited the seafood market. According to
the report, Sacks alleged that she observed the defendant stuffing
something into his pockets as she exited Kelee's Seafood. The follow-
ing day, Mr. John Sacks allegedly counted the money and discovered
$600 missing from the deposit bag.
According to a final probable cause report, Mr. Gene Dasher reported
to the sheriffs department on September 1, 1995 that someone has
stolen an amplifier as well as speakers from the back of his truck.
During the ensuing investigation, the property in question was lo-
cated at the residence of John Mann. Mr. Mann, a resident of
-Carrabelle, informed authorities that he had traded an amplifier and
two speakers for the property in question. According to the report,
Mr. Mann allegedly questioned the defendant as to whether the ste-
reo equipment was stolen. The defendant allegedly denied that the
equipment was stolen. In a sworn statement to the authorities, the
defendant denied having any property belonging to Mr. Mann.
Michael Champion: The defendant has been charged with one count
.of Aggravated Battery. Judge Gary continued the case for case man-
agement on June 9. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Alligator Point resident Michael
Westbrooks alleged that the defendant beat him about the face for
approximately five minutes on March 16, 1997. According to the re-
port, Westbrooks reported that the defendant and he began drinking
eer early on March 16 at the defendant's residence. He further al-
leged that the defendant later began to drink hard liquor and smoke
marijuana.
Westbrooks reported that, when there was no more marijuana left,
the defendant allegedly attempted to obtain more from various "con-
tacts" in the area. According to the report, those contacts were un-
,able to satisfy the defendant's particular request; the defendant then
allegedly informed Westbrooks that he wanted to travel to Atlanta,
Georgia to obtain more marijuana.
Westbrooks allegedly advised the defendant that he was in no shape
to drive to Atlanta; he further alleged that, when he attempted to
persuade the defendant against leaving, the defendant became en-
raged and beat Westbrooks. According to the report, Westbrooks
crawled to the home of a neighbor, Fred Carr, after the defendant left
his hpme. Mr. Carralleged that the defendant left a message on his
answering machine indicating that Westbrooks and he had been fight-
ing. Carr further alleged that Westbrooks experienced a couple of
seizures while in his presence. Westbrooks was later taken to Talla-
hassee Community Hospital. According to the report, Westbrooks was
placed in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital for further observa-
tion.
Michael Cimiluca: Charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing
and Eluding, Resisting Arrest without Violence, Careless Driving ana
two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling, the defendant pleaded No Con-
test to the lesser offenses of two counts of Burglary of a Structure
and one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding and Resisting Ar-
rest without Violence. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty
and sentenced him to 120 days in the Franklin County Jail with credit
for 44 days of time served. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to
complete two'years of probation and pay $255 for court costs. The.
defendant will also be required to pay $40 of restitution to Lee
Mendelson. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-.
fender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Deputy Carl Carlson was
dispatched to the Buccaneer Inn on St. George Island on March 30,
1997 in regard to a burglary call. According to the report, several
guests at the inn had detained the defendant; they alleged that he
had entered an occupied room and had stolen a purse. Deputy Carlson
reported that, when he took the defendant to his patrol car to check
for outstanding warrants, the defendant fled on foot to a parked ve-
hicle. The defendant then allegedly sped away in the vehicle on Gorrie
Drive. According to the report, the defendant eventually stopped his
vehicle in a parking lot between 7th & 8th Streets off East Gorrie
Drive and fled on foot. Carlson reported -that he chased down and
subdued the defendant.
Lowery Manley Croom, Jr.: Charged with one count of Possession of
a Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis, the defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Gary continued the case for
case management on June 9. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, members of the Apalachicola
Police Department served a search warrant to the defendant at his
8th Street residence on April 12, 1997. According to the report, offic-
ers recovered several pieces of crack cocaine which were stored in a
container; they also allegedly recovered a band of cannabis in the
home.
Kelly Randall Dildy: Charged with one count of Grand Theft of a
Motor Vehicle, DUI, Fleeing & Attempting to Elude Police and Ob-
struction by False Information, the defendant pleaded No Contest to
the offenses. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sern-
tenced him to five months in the Franklin County Jail with credit for
39 days of time served. Judge Gary also sentenced the defendant to
30 months of probation. As a condition of probation, the defendant
will be required to complete 50 hours of community service. He will
also be required to attend DUI school. The defendant was also fined
$600. An amount for restitution will be determined at a later date.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defendef Kevin
Steiger.
William Drake: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Structure,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for case management on June 6. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Officer Jim Wilburn with the
Apalachicola Police Department was dispatched to Roberto's Owl Cafe
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alleged that the front door of the restaurant was ajar when they ar-
rived to open the facility for business. The two witnesses further al-
leged that the defendant was inside the restaurant and appeared to
be intoxicated; they reported that he was stumbling about the facility
and requesting to know the identity bf the owner.
According to the report, the defendant informed Peterson and Rhear
that a black man had let him into the restaurant and had also served
him two beers. Peterson alleged that he then observed his stereo &
compact disc player, several compact discs, numerous bottles of ex-
pensive wine, two trays of desserts from the kitchen cooler and a
rechargeable flashlight stacked neatly beside the back door. Peterson
also alleged that the defendant was armed with a 14 inch fillet knife
which was stuck inside his pants.
According to the report, Peterson observed that the money drawer
had been opened and that change was scattered about the floor while
the defendant excused himself to use the restroom. He alleged that
he heard the sound of change dropping against the hard tile floor in
the bathroom while the defendant was using the facility.
According to the report, the defendant finally excused himself from
the restaurant and said that he was going out to purchase cigarettes.
He then allegedly walked across the street and entered a shrimp boat.
Officer Jim Wilburn and Lt. Johnny Turner later boarded the boat
and observed the defendant resting in a bunk. He was detained, iden-
tified in person by Mr. Peterson and Rhear and then arrested. Offic-
ers also lifted latent finger prints from the restaurant.
Sylvia Geter: The defendant has been charged with one of count of
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Gary ordered the
defendant to appear before the second circuit court on May 13.
Melissa Ann Nowling: Charged.with one count of Cultivation of Can-
nabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Cannabis,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for case management on June 9.
According to the probable cause report, Sgt. Michael Moore, Sgt. Jim
Watkins and Deputy Timothy Register observed cannabis plants in
the backyard by a trailer on. Ridge Road in Eastpoint on April 16,
1997. Deputy Register allegedly observed the plants when he came to
the trailer in question to look for Sherri Hutchins; the plants were
allegedly being grown within several plastic containers.
According to the report, the property was then secured for the pur-
pose of obtaining a search warrant from Judge William Gary. After
the warrant was received, officers began to take photographs of the
outside area and they began to seize the cannabis plants in the back
yard. Both Hutchins and the defendant allegedly arrived at their Ridge
Road residence as officers were seizing the plants. According to the
report, the defendant advised officers that she lived in the trailer. Ms.
Hutchins advised that she lived in a nearby camper.
Following a search of the trailer and the adjoining property, officers
allegedly recovered cannabis plants, a large amount of cannabis, rolling
papers, remnants of burnt cannabis cigarettes and four photographs
which illustrated pictures of cannabis cigarettes. According to the
report, two of the photographs included a white male standing by a
cannabis plant.
A recorded statement was later made by the boyfriend of the defen-
dant, Tracy Shawn Wilson. In his statement, Wilson allegedly informed
officers that the cannabis and paraphernalia belonged to him; he
alleged that the defendant had no knowledge of the cannabis plants.
However, according to the report, Sgt. Michael Eller indicated that a
large amount of cannabis was discovered on the floor of the bedroom
in the trailer. The bedroom in question was allegedly being used by
both Wilson and the defendant.
Robert Peterson: Charged with one count of Dealing in Stolen Prop-
erty and Uttering A Forged Check, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty
to the offenses, Judge Gary continued the case for case management
on June 9. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Kimberly Zingerelli with the
Apalachicola State Bank reported on April 14 that a forged check had
been previously brought to the bank. The check in question allegedly
amounted to $350 and was from the account of Clay Bailey. Accord-
ing to the report, Mr. Bailey signed a forged check affidavit on April
14 and reported that he did not issue or authorize such payment to
the defendant. Apalachicola State Bank employee Kathy Sadler alleg-
edly identified the defendant in a photo line-up as the person who
cashed the check in question on March 20.
Elizabeth Lupe Ramirez: Charged with one count of Aggravated As-
sault with a Deadly Weapon and Driving with a Suspended or Re-
voked License, the defendant pleaded No Contest to one count of Ag-
gravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Gary adjudicated the
defendant Guilty and sentenced her to. six months of probation. As a.
condition of probation, the defendant will be prohibited from making
contact with Chris Durden. The defendant was also fined $155 -for
court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Officer Jim Wilburn with the
Apalachicola Police Department reported that he was dispatched to
the intersection of Avenue K and 7th Street in regard to a Emergency
911 call on April 11. Wilburn alleged that, when he arrived on the
scene, he discovered Chris Durden lying on his back in the middle of
the road. Wilburn further alleged that Durden was bleeding from vari-
ous wounds and abrasions from his hands, arms and face.
According to the report, several witnesses alleged that a Hispanic
female pushed Mr. Durden from the car while the vehicle was mov-
ing. Officer Wilburn reported that he received a description of the
vehicle as well as a description of the driver from the witnesses. Ac-
cording to the report, Wilburn discovered a vehicle at the Copeland
Trailer Park that coincided with the description provided by witnesses.
Wilburn alleged that the hood. of the vehicle in question.was warm to
the touch. He reported that Lt. Leonard Martin, Sgt. Larry Litton and
Deputy Timothy Register met him at the noted trailer park. Lt. Mar-
tin allegedly secured an eye-witness as Officer Wilburn interviewed
the defendant.
According to the report, the defendant allegedly admitted that she
had driven Mr. Durden to the Oasis Bar to purchase a bottle of alco-
hol. She also allegedly admitted that she had consumed three or four
beers as well aq two shots of alcohol prior to dropping Durden off on
the hill. Witness Jerome Collins alleged that the defendant pushed
Durden from her car while the vehicle was moving; he also alleged
that the defendant attempted to back up over the victim as he was
lying in the middle of the road. The defendant denied pushing Durden
from the vehicle. ,Durden 'also denied being pushed from the vehicle;
however, he stated that the defendant attempted to back the vehicle
over him while he was lying in the road.
Fred Lee Rhine: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with
a Deadly Weapon, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense.
Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to
60 days in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 36 days of time
served. Judge Gary also sentenced the defendant to two years of pro-

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bation. As a condition of probation, the delenaant will be prohibited
from making any contact with Marjorie Nabors. The defendant was
also fined $255 for court costs. An amount for restitution will be
determined at a later date. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly
rammed a Mazda pickup truck that he was driving into the back side
of a vehicle driven by Ms. Marjorie Nabors on April 7. According to
the report, Ms. Nabors and.the defendant had been living with each
other for the past year. Both Ms. Nabors and her passenger, Jack
Foley, reported that the contact from the defendant's vehicle caused
their necks to snap back. The defendant allegedly rammed his ve-
hicle into the backside of Nabors' car as the two were driving over the
Apalachicola Bridge towards Eastpoint: The defendant was allegedly
detained later that evening in front of the Oasis Bar in Apalachicola.
Paint scrapings from the bumper of the defendant's vehicle allegedly
matched the color of the vehicle that was driven by Ms. Nabors.
High Steely: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Third Degree Grand Theft. Judge Gary continued the case for ar-
raignment on June 6 pending a continuing investigation. Informa-
tion has yet to be filed on the case. The defendantwas represented by
Attorney Ronald Mowrey.
Danny Wallace: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery, the
defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Gary adjudicated
the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 11 months and 29 days in
'the Franklin County Jail with credit for 46 days of time served. Judge
Gary also sentenced the defendant to two yeafs of probation. As a
condition of probation, the defendant will be prohibited frori making'
any contact with Bernard Hall. Judge Gary also ordered the defen-
dant to pay $255 for court costs. An amount for restitution will be
determined at a later date. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly ap-
proached a vehicle occupied by Hugh Buzbee and Bernard "Buster"
Hall on March 27, 1997u'and began to make verbal threats to Mr.
Buzbee. According to the report, the defendant was allegedly upset
about an incident that occurred one month ago between Buzbee and
he. The defendant then allegedly threw several rocks at the vehicle.
One of the rocks allegedly struck the passenger side door while an-
other struck Mr. Hall above the right eye. Mr. Hall was later taken to
Weems Memorial Hospital. The defendant was allegedly detained on
Avenue M and 11th Street by Officers Jim Wilburn and Earl Whitfield.
Mr. Buzbee allegedly identified the defendant as the person who struck
Mr. Hall with a rock.
Anthony Williams: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand
Theft, Uttering a Forged Check, Possession ofa' Short Barreled Fire-
arm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Resisting Arrest
With Violence, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two
counts of Battery, the defendant was in federal custody at the time of
his arraignment. Judge Gary continued the case for arraignment on
S June 9. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly came
to the home of Ms. Katina Joseph on October 24, 1996 and struck
Ms. Joseph in the face following a lengthy argument. According to the
report, Ms. Joseph threw all of Mr..Williams' belongings in the middle
of 12.th Street after an argument. The defendant retrieved his cloth-
ing and allegedly struck Ms. Joseph in the face and stole a bag of her
jewelry. Ms. Joseph indicated that the Jewelry was worth approxi-
mately $300.
According to another probable cause report, Officer Arnold Tolliver
with the Apalachicola Police Department was dispatched to 10th Street
on December 25, 1996 in regard to a domestic dispute. Officer Tolliver
alleged that, when he arrived on the scene, he observed the defen-
dant standing on the front porch holding a short object. Tolliver re-
ported that the defendant then placed the object behind a couch on
the porch. Ms. Katina Joseph alleged that the defendant had threat-
ened her with a short barreled shot gun. Tolliver reported that he
then retrieved the weapon from behind the couch and placed the
defendant under arrest. Officer Tolliver alleged that the defendant
then cursed him and also used racially offensive language towards
him.
Tracy Wilson: Charged with one count of Cultivation of Cannabis,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Cannabis, the
defendant pleaded.Not Guilty to the olfenses. Judge Gary. continued
the case for case management on June 9. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Lonnie Sanders: Charged with one count of Petit Theft, the defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to 'the offense. Judge Gary continued the
case for case management on June 9. The defendant was represented'
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
PRETRIAL
Joseph Beach: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for trial on June 12. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Charles Brown: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery, Ag-
gravated Fleeing and Eluding; Resisting Arresting Without Violence,
Resisting Arrest With Violence and Willful and Wanton Reckless Driv-
ing, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Gary
continued the case for trial on June 12. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Delley Lee Bryant: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Burglary of a Structure and Aggravated Child Abuse. Judge Gary
continued the case for arraignment following a psychological evalua-
tion of the defendant. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Coman: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Aggravated Battery. Judge Gary continued the case for case manage-
ment on June 9. The defendant was represented by Attorney J. Alex
S Villalobas.
S Donna Coward: Charged with one count of Uttering a Forged Check,
* the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Gary contin-
S ued the case for case management on June 9. The defendant was
represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Ross Edwards: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling and
Sale of a Controlled Substance, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to
the offenses: Judge Gary continued the case for trial on June 12. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Howard Lee Enfinger: Charged with two counts of Burglary of a Dwell-
ing and one count of Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure, the defen-
dant pleaded No Contest to Grand Theft. Judge Gary adjudicated the
defendant Guilty and sentenced him to three years of probation. As a
condition of probation, the defendant will be required to complete
drug treatment in the State of Alabama. Judge Gary also ordered the
defendant to pay $255 for court costs and $1500 in restitution. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Ruben Gallegos, Jr.: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Sexual Battery. Judge Gary continued the case for arraignment on
June 9 pending the results of a blood test. The defendant was repre-
sented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Donna Glass: The defendant has been charged with four counts of
Uttering a Worthless Check Over. $149. Judge Gary continued the
case for case management on June 9. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
John Hickey: Charged with one count of Battery on a Law Enforce-
ment Officer and DUI, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the of-
fenses. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to one year of probation.; As a condition of probation, the defen-
dant will be required to complete 50 hours of community service and
attend a DUI school. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay
$600 in court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public


Defender Kevin Steiger.
Rodney Houston: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault, Third
Degree Criminal Mischief and Criminal Mischief. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for trial on May 15. The defendant was represented by
Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Tyrone Johnson: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Resisting Arrest With Violence, Criminal Mischief and two counts of
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge Gary continued the case
for case management on June 9. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Bill Miller, IV: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Burglary of a Structure and.Third Degree Grand Theft. Judge Gaiy
continued the case for trial on May 15. The defendant was repre-
sented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Patrick Pearson: Charged with First Degree Arson and Cruelty to
Animals, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge


Gary continued the case for case management on June 9. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Otis Russell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
gravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Battery. Judge Gary con-
tinued the case for trial on May 15. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Dell Schneider: Charged with one count of Sexual Battery, the de-
fendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Gary continued the
case for case management on June 9. The defendant was represented
by Attorney Clyde Taylor.
Randall Sounders: The defendant has been charged with one count
of Third Degree Grand Theft. Judge Gary granted a motion to declare
the defendant indigent. He continued the case for case management
on June 9. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sand-
ers.
Robert Thompson, Jr.: The defendant has been charged with one
count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and. Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. Judge Gary continued the case for case management
on June 9. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.

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Baccalaureate Ceremonies


Resident Sarah Allison was honored on May 26 with a plaque
from the Apalachicola State Bank during a meeting of the
Carrabelle Artists' Association. The plaque, which was presented
by Will Kendrick of the Apalachicola State Bank, came as a com-
plete surprise to Ms. Allison. She was honored for her work as
coordinator of the Artist of the Month program at the local bank
School Board Hearing, From Page 1


be first examined by the chaper-
ones. Attorney Shuler stated that
the three students failed to bring
the tablets of Vivarin to the atten-
tion of the chaperones.
Ms. Linda Miller, a certified sub-
stance abuse counselor with the'
organization known as Chemical'
Addition Recovery Education
(CARE), stated that caffeine was
a substance that was harmless.
She stated that, according to the
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual,
abuse of caffeine was defined as
in excess of 250 milligrams. Each
tablet, he said, contained 200'
milligrams of caffeine. She said
that symptoms of caffeine abuse
included restlessness, insomnia,
gastro-intestinal disorders.
Senior trip chaperones Victoria
Fuentes, Valerie Clayton and
She'la White Martin attested that
the-three students appeared quite
ill following the evening in which
they consumed the caffeine tab-
lets. The students reportedly ap-
peared shaky, pale and nauseous
the next morning. Ms. Fuentes
said that she gave the students
pepto bismal the next morning to
treat their systems. Ironically, she
also gave the students a cup 'of
hot tea.
Attorney Hevier said that the
three students were allegedly not
feeling well prior to their use of
the caffeine pills. One of the stu-
dents, he said, had requested
medicine from .the chaperones
prior to taking the tablets of


Vivarin. Hevier said that Wesley
Cooper had eaten very little prior
to taking the caffeine pills.
Students Jeanni Hamm, Sarah
Edmiston and Jessica Varnes in-
formed the board that they were
present when Tomlin and Parish
spoke about taking a caffeine pill.
However, none of the students
claimed that they actually wit-
nessed either of the students con-
sume the pills. They said, how-
ever, that Tomlin and Parish ap-
peared to be ill the hext morning.
Chala Parish informed the board
that she took only two of the caf-
feine pills at approximately 10:30
pm. She said that she took the
pills in order to remain awake and
watch a rented movie called, The
Relic. Parish said that at approxi-
miately 4:30 a.m. she began to feel
sick. She said that she began to
.eel better later that morning. Par-
ish alleged that she was not feel-
ing well the day before and had
requested a bottle of; sprite to
settle her stomach.
Jennifer Tomlin stated that she
took three caffeine.pills. She said
that, 30. minutes after taking the
pills, she began to feel sick.
Tomlin said that she felt sick four
hours afterwards. She told board
members that another student,
who was not disciplined, pur-
chased the Vivarin. Tomlin said
that another student passed the
pills out to the students. She said
that, she did not know that she
was in violation of the code of con-
Continued on page 7


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Reverend Thomas Weller of the Trinity Episcopal Church addressed the
graduating seniors at Apalachicola High School during the Baccalaureate
Ceremony on May 25. Reading from Psalm 90, Reverend Weller instructed
the students, "the years fly by...and life is over before we know it." He
continued, "I suggest that you might want to think about that this after-
noon while you are still alive." Reverend Weller encouraged the students
to make the best of their time while they had the opportunity. "There is
a word for wasting you life," he said, "and that word is blasphemy...your
life is a gift from God. It is not yours to waste. Life comes from God and
it belongs to God and God will take it back in due course."
Reverend William Smith with the First Baptist Church in Eastpoint ad-
dressed the graduating seniors at Carrabelle High School during the Bac-
calaureate Ceremony on May 25. Reverend Smith reminded the students
that their greatest treasures came from within. He encouraged the stu-
dents to be of sound judgment and of sober spirit. He. also encouraged
the students to be mindful of their goals. "What you believe about the
future," said Reverend Smith,. "is determined exactly by the %ray that
you are living at this moment." Above all, he reminded the students to
not hesitate in asking God for guidance in their lives. "There is a lot of
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Alice Collins organized a "silent
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other donations from area busi-
nesses. The food showcase in-
volved sampling the offerings of
the various restaurants and ca-
terers while violinist Nicholas
Blake moved through the packed
. hall playing various classic and
popular tunes. Live music was
also provided- by the popular
band, Gemini, as wine. and ale
were served nearby. Spearman
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and Red Rabbit Grocery made a
sizable donation of wine and ale
for the evening. A very tasty and
good time was.had by all!


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trip to Wakulla Springs on May
27 for approximately 30 senior
residents throughout the county.
The day featured a. picnic, boat
ride, musical entertainment and
an enjoyable ride to and from the
event in a comfortable tour bus.
The seniors were treated to a mas-
sive picnic lunch which included
hot dogs, hamburgers, casseroles,
potato salad and corn on the cob.
Board member James Lawlor and
staff member Linda Parrish lent
their grill skills to the event in the
hot dog and hamburger depart-
ment. The meat and beverages for
the event were provided by the
senior center's board of directors.
Senior center staff members pro-
vided all other food. The tour bus
services were made possible
through funds from the senior
center's bingo program.
While the staff and board of di-
rectors provided the food, the se-
niors provided their own musical
entertainment. Carrabelle resi-
dent John Gavlik provided musi-
cal merriment for his fellow se-
niors with his concertina. Ms.
Essie Mae Wyles also led the
group in a chorus of gospel songs.
"It's really good to see the staff and
the clients interacting socially as
opposed to the regular profes-
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The Franklin Chronicle 30 May 1997 Page 7


Carrabelle

Locals

By Carol Ann Vandegrift
Carrabelle City Commissioner
S Buz Putnal said city workers will
have American flags flying from
various location around town and
on Highway 98 during the upcom-
ing Memorial Day weekend to
honor members of our armed
forces who were killed in war. At
. this writing, no official or unoffi-
cial community activities have
been planned for the May 26th
r holiday.
The city is planning a big celebra-
Stion on the Fourth ofJuly, culmi-
. nating with a fireworks display on
Timber Island. Several food-booth
operators who participated in the
Waterfront Festival last month
have expressed desires to oper-
ate their booths again on the
S Fourth and Commissioner Putnal
Said, "I wish people would partici-
pate." So okay, Carrabellel Let's
have a big celebration on the
Fourth! (How about a big commu-
nity picnic and games for the
kids-and don't forget the water-
melons and home-made ice
cream!)
Janice Jackson said the
Carrabelle Youth League's Girls'
Softball teams now have a pitch-
ing machine,, thanks to the kind
actions of several local business-
men, including Ben Watkins,
Tommy Bevis, Jim Nygaard,
Donald Wood, Robert and Betty


Crawford and Big Bend Tools. The
machine has already been deliv-
ered, but the only way the
Carrabelle Youth League could
pay the entire $1,025 purchase
price would have been to delve
into funds intended for the boys
and girls end-of-the-season Ban-
quet and Presentation of Tro-
phies. A decision was made to re-
turn the machine to the company
where it was purchased. Accord-
ing to Janice Jackson, the boys
already had a pitching machine,
but in order for the girls to prac-
tice with it a readjustment was
required, something the boys
didn't always have time to do. So,
the girls usually had to go to
Eastpoint or Apalachicola to prac-
tice. The Carrabelle Youth League
involves boys' and girls' teams and,
goes from T-Ball all the way up to
Pony League. Bobby Lolley is
president.
The Carrabelle High School
Girls' Softball Team made it to
the regional playoffs, where they
lost to Aucilla and thus thwarted
their hopes to participate in the
State playoffs. But they are to be
congratulated for their accom-
plishments this year.
Sea Oats Garden Club members
Jo Woods and Wade Rucker will
be scattering some more little
seeds of beautification, this time
in the triangle next to the Geor-
gian Restaurant. Jo and Wade will
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"Ad astra per aspera," members
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June 6, 1947 graduating class
fondly recall, "to the stars through
difficulty." Or as Anne
Witherspoon-Lindsey quipped,
"99 percent perspiration and one
percent aspiration." Bill Lindsey,
husband of Anne, is also a mem-
ber of the class. The Class of '47
will gather at Harry's Restaurant
June 6 at 5 p.m. to dine and re-
member the good old days.
Harry's owner, Eva Papadoupolos,
is hereby forewarned that she will
not be permitted to work during
this reunion banquet but is ex-
pected to sit down and reminisce
with her fellow classmates. Also
expected to attend the reunion
dinner are Ray and Mary Ann,
Solomon. Ray, 1947 CHS Class
President and now-retired Dean
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Sea Oats Garden Club received
a BLUE RIBBON and a $25
check for their Book of Evidence
entry with the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs on their School
Grounds Improvement Project at
Carrabelle High School during
this 1996-97 school term. The
-book detailed in words and pic-
tures the planting of shrubbery in
front of the school. Garden Club
member, teachers and students
participated in the project. Sea
Oats Club also received Honor-
able Mention at the Deep South
Convention for a similar Book of
Evidence. Deep South consists of
the states of Florida, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
and Georgia.


Jackie Gay, Franklin County Li-
brary Assistant to the Director,
Eileen Annie, is feeling much bet-
ter and is back at work part-time
at the Carrabelle Branch of the
library.
Ray ("Yar") and Jane Quist en-
joyed a trip to South Florida where
they had a good time visiting rela-
tives and friends.
Del and Carrie Belleman have re-
turned from a seven-day Carib-
bean Cruise that began in Puerto
Rico and included St. Thomas,
Martinique, Barbados, Antiqua,
and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Upon


endowed chair and continues to
teach at FSU as a Distinguished
Scholar. Mary Ann is a former
CHS teacher. Ann Lindsey was the
'47 Valedictorian and husband
Bill was Salutatorian.
Janet Mohr-Bohannon, now re-
tired from a St. Petersburg bank,
is a grand-daughter of Augusta
Mohr, builder of the Key-Mohr
house in Apalachicola which is
being sold. Janet's father, Karl,
was the Apalachicola Seafood
Festival's first King Retyso.
Bill and Anne Lindsey were
among many Carrabelle Locals
who received notification via the
U.S. mail that 84 boat-slip sites
will be constructed at the
Millender & Sons Seafood site on
Highway 98 after the seafood
business relocates in the near
future to the Poteet Building on
County Road 30-A. Anne and Bill
live across the highway from the
seafood business' present loca-
tion, and Anne said she believes
the boat slips will be an asset to
the city of Carrabelle. And be-
sides, she theorized, "Boat slips
are bound to smell a lot better
than scallop waste smelled."
Pastor Mike Kelly and his wife,
Audrey'(Carrabelle United Meth-
odist Church), attended the An-
nual Methodist Conference in
Lakeland.
Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs' District III Director, Inez
Cone, will attend the Sea Oats
Garden Club's June 12 potluck-
salad luncheon meeting at 12
-noon in Wathen Hall at
Carrabelle's Episcopal Church of
the Ascension. Sea Oats officers
for 1997-98 will be installed and
discussion will focus on club ac-
tivities and city beautification
projects for next year. Hostesses
are Rene Topping and Audrey
Kelly. Dedicated, hard-working,
life-loving Sea Oats members will
take a much deserved two-month
summer break from "official" du-
ties and regular meetings will.re-
sume in September.


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their return, the biggest sighs (or
perhaps yelps) of relief came from
their little dog, Koky and Bo, who
"bed-and-breakfasted" at the
Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic in
Eastpoint for the duration of the
Belleman's cruise. Del's son, U.S.
Coast Guard Chief Warrant Of-
ficer Reese Belleman, visited
Carrabelle for several days while
on leave from his station in
Alameda, California.
Myrop and Dorothy Fish are sell-
ing their Carrabelle home and
moving back to Bradford, Penn-
sylvania after living here for 16
years. They want to be nearer to
their children and grandchildren.
Myron drove the Lanark Village
bus and both Myron and Dorothy
taught Sunday School at the
Carrabelle United Methodist
Church. Myron was also a volun-
teer fireman with the Carrabelle
Volunteer Fire Department and at
Christmastime he dressed as
Santa Claus.

In Memoriam
John Billingsly
Jerry Carroll
Wade Corley
Bonita Ellne Rich
Donald Rich
School Board
From Page 5
duct by consuming Vivarin on the
senior trip. She also noted that
she had graduated from the DARE
Program. "We weren't taught that
caffeine was a drug," she stated.
Wesley Cooper told the board that
he had consumed four of the caf-
feine pills. Cooper said that he did
not request to be taken to the
hospital. He said that he only
wanted some pepto bismal to treat
his upset, stomach. Attorney
Shuler questioned by Cooper did
not tell the chaperones that other
students and he had consumed
the tablets of Vivarin. "My associ-
ates took care of telling them," he
responded, "I don't do a whole,lot
of talking when it comes to that
kind of stuff."
Parent Dorothy Cooper com-
plained that many other students
were guilty of the same offenses,
though did not receive any type
of punishment. "These three are
the only ones (to get punished),"
said Cooper, "and that's only be-
cause they were the only ones to
get sick. This whole thing is a dis-
servide to these three kids." Ms.
Tammie Parish stated that those
who allegedly consumed wine
during the trip were not punished,
either. "Where are the others and
why aren't they here," she asked.
The parents argued that the three
students were punished enough
by being sent home from a $600
senior trip. They noted that, if the
students were required to attend
a drug awareness seminar, it
would go on their records and
negatively affect career aspira-
tions such as future military
service.
Board member Willie Speed stated
that the recommended punish-
ment was too harsh and re-
quested a more "palatable" re-
course for the students. Board
Continued on page 8


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Gordon

Johnston

Reunion

By Rene Topping
March 13, 14 and 15 were set as.
the dates of the 1998 Camp Gor-
don Johnston Reunion at the first
planning meeting held May 7,
1997 at the American Legion In
Lanark Village.
Members present suggested-
names for nomination as officers
for the coming year. Secretary Kay
Arbuckle said that members
should call her with names of
people they would like to see
nominated. There will also be a
call for any others before voting
takes place on Wednesday, June
4 at 2 p.m. at the American Le-
gion Hall.
In the meantime, the officers from
1996/7 will continue in their du-
ties. It was also suggested that a
paid secretary be hired to do the
correspondence with veterans
which grows larger each year.
Sid Winchester said that it is a
"labor of love" to keep the organi-
zation going. "You have to love the
idea of bringing the remaining
veterans together." He also re-
minded those present that due to.
the age of the veterans it will per-
haps be more difficult as time
goes by for people to travel all the
distances from every part of the
United States and attend re-
unions. He said he felt that the
organizers should then rename
the organization in honor of all
veterans who passed through the
Camp as Camp Gordon Johnston
Historical Society, to keep the
memory of their devotion to the
country'during the second World
War alive for future generations.
Members of the Reunion are hop-
ing that at sometime in the future
they will be able to have their own
building to house the mementos
of World War II donated by visit-
ing veterans. Winchester said that
the group welcomes and carefully
preserves any gift that is given.
.Meanwhile, they say they hope to
keep the reunions coming for as
many years as they can.


Consolidation
From Page 1.

The reason why a middle school
environment was .being studied
for only Apalachicola High School,
explained Galloway, was because
each school had different environ-
ments and demands. "Carrabelle
is a unit, neighborhood school,"
said Galloway, "they are pre-k
through 12. It's avery unique and
sought after concept by many
school districts in the state of
Florida." She said that Carrabelle
High School had its own entity in
which it could separate their el-
ementary, middle and high school
students.
The school district sent out ap-
proximately 500 survey forms
during the week of May .19 to ob-
tain a better understanding from
parents on their views of a 7th and
8th grade pattern. The parents
were requested to return the
forms by May 30. Ms. Galloway
said that the school district
should have the results of those

survey forms by June 6.
Some of the questions on the
survey forms include:
1. Do you want a seventh and
eighth grade pattern?
S2. If so, where do you feel would
'ie the best educational environ-
nent
i2a Creating a solid, separate
r riddle school class for 7th and
S8th grade students at Apalachi-
1 cola High School or
2b Creating a solid, separate
environment for 6th through 8th
grade students at Chapman
Elementary School.


United Way
From Page 1

meeting of the Franklin county.
Allocation Panel will be Thursday,
May 22. At this meeting the panel
will decide how to distribute
Franklin's United Way funds. The
members will review agencies by
conducting interviews with
agency staff and studying the
agency's extensive application
which must show who the agency
works in the county. The panel for
this year is comprised of the fol-
lowing Franklin citizens: Chair:
George Chapel; Members: Barry
Brynjolson, David Butler,
Brenda Galloway, J. Patrick
Howard, Will Kendrick, Mike
McDonald, Faye Terrantino,
Kendall Wade, and Betty Tay-
lor Webb.
George Chapel, Chair of the Fund
Distribution Panel, says of the
process, "Serving on the fund dis-
tribution panel has been a wonder-
ful and challenging experience. It
has allowed me to see the effec-
tiveness of the agencies serving
our county and the thoroughness
of the United Way fund allocation
process. The decisions we make
are often tough. We determine who
gets what and this isn't an easy
process. Funds always seem so
limited when placed against the
need."









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member Jimmy Gander asked the
students if they would give their
words to perform a certain
amount of community service fol-
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Only Wesley Cooper stated that he
would perform the work.
Acting Chairperson Connie Roehr
reminded the students that they
were being treated in a more le-
nient manner than others who
have appeared before the board
for a disciplinary hearing. Board
member Katie McKnight finally
proposed that the students per-
form six hours of work at the high
school. The motion was seconded
by Jimmy Gander and the
board unanimously accepted the
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the U.S. agent or representative
of the foreign owner at the time of
entry, must also comply with
HACCP regulations. Foreign pro-
cessors will be influenced indi-
rectly through the requirements
of the U.S. importers.
Are there exemptions?
Harvesters or transporters of
aquatic products who do not oth-
erwise process or retail operations
which head, eviscerate, or freeze
products solely to prepare the
product for holding on board a
harvest vessel are exempt from
HACCP requirements.
What is required?
The new HACCP plans will be in
addition to the existing prerequi-
site programs for the seafood in-
dustry. These existing programs
include Good Management Prac-
tices (GMPs), Sanitary Standard
Operating Procedures (SSOPs),


and those programs relating to
regulations preventing economic
fraud.
Written HACCP plans are required
for each location and product. The
plans must include:
1. A list of the food safety hazards
reasonably likely to occur.
2. A list of the critical control
points (CCPs) where safety
problem originates (ex: freezer).
3. A list of the critical limits (ex:
desired temperature) that must
be met at CCP.
4. Monitoring procedures for each
.CCP.
5. Any pre-determined corrective
action plans.
6. A list of the verification proce-
dures to assure the HACCP
plan is adequate.
7. A record keeping system to
document the monitoring of the
CCPs.


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