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Volume 6, Number 12 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER June 13 26, 1997


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Peter S. Rumell


Peter S. Rummell


The Facts About St. Joe

Corporation: 1996, by

the Corporation


Publisher's Note:
Thisprofile report about the St. Joe Corporation is in three parts.
The first is an excerpt from the Chairman of the Corporation, Mr.
Peter S. Rummell, as originally published in the 1996 Annual
Corporate Report to Stockholders. The second and third parts
are also excerpted from the Report to Stockholders, but dealwith
1996 operations which have important implications for many
persons who were employed by the Company before its sale of
various subsidiary operations, including the linerboard mill in
Port St. Joe. The Chronicle has excerpted this report for the ben-
efit of its readers in an effort to help illuminate the various as-
pects of Company operations, the recent changes and their im-
plications for the northern Florida region, and to supplement or
discount numerous rumors which have gained daily currency to
the point of error. One instance may explain the importance of
studying carefully the official company positions on various mat-
ters. The Chronicle encountered a rumor which indicated that
the Corporation had completely stopped reforestration activity in
1996. The Report to Stockholders qualifies this rumor consider-
ably, Indicating that subsequent harvesting of trees is planned
over a longer time frame. Of course, we would also note here that
what is omitted from a Report to Stockholders, numbering about
827 persons or corporate entities, may be just as important as
what is mentioned. So, reader "beware."
But, the Chronicle considers excerpts of this annual report to be
critically important for this region, and a good benchmark for
measuring future statements from this corporate entity, a major
employer in this region. The bold type has-been added by the
Chronicle publisher. First, the excerpted statement by the new
Chairman of the St. Joe Corporation, Mr. Peter Rummell, dated
March 26, 1997.

I. Peter S. Rummell
For my part, I could not possibly be more excited about the
opportunity that I see ahead. Several people, including some
reporters, have asked me in different ways why I left the se-
curity and status of the Walt Disney Company for something
that is seemingly more speculative and risky at St. Joe. My
answer to them has been, "That is exactly why I left." I have
nothing but admiration and fondness for Disney, its man-
agement and prospects, but I am completely excited about
the opportunity to be at St. Joe at this time in its history and
to be part of its next evolution. The future is very bright, and
we have a wonderful opportunity to influence that future.
Many people also have been asking me, "What are you going
to do with St. Joe?" I obviously do not have the answer to
that question yet, but I have already thought a good deal
about how we are going to approach getting the answer. There
are some things that are clear and that I can rely on as we go
through this process.
One of the nice things about getting older is that in my 51
years I have finally been around long enough and had enough
experience that I have learned to trust my gut instincts on
many subjects. While on a percentage basis your gut is a
pretty good friend, it is not the kind of resource you use to
make announcements in an annual letter to shareholders
* after you have only been in your position a short while. So I
am going to refrain from sharing my gut instincts and talk
more philosophically about what I see as the process we will
use to unlock our future.
Anything orchestrated by me is going to reflect the sum of
my experiences. In my 25 years in business, I have devel-
oped the attitudes, points of view, biases and all the other
things that make us all who we are. I hope to bring to St. Joe
all of the good parts of that experience.
Drawing on my personal philosophy, I can share with you at
least five things that I hope will be reflected in the direction
we take.
Continued on Page 8


Charges against eight local defendants, arrested for illegally using
seine nets in violation of the net-ban Amendment were dismissed by
Franklin County Judge Van Russell on Tuesday, June 10, 1997. The
defendants were James Taylor, Jr., Bob Nichols, Bob Nelson Nichols,
Daniel Carter, Bobby B. Kirvin, Auburn W. Jones, James Taylor, Jr.
and Bob Nichols. Their individual cases were consolidated when their
defense lawyers moved for dismissal to the Franklin County Court.
Judge Van Russell agreed with their arguments, and ruled that the
net-ban Amendment to.the Florida Constitution was unconstitution-
ally vague and violated defendant's rights to due process.
SJudge Van Russell explained his decision in detail. "...The Court would
note and comment briefly on the State's argument that it is not the
-physical nature of the net, itself, BUT THE MANNER IN WHICH THE
NET IS USED that determines whether the amendment has been crimi-
nally violated..." The State of Florida argued.
"...The appropriate way to cornttn-e Amendment X, Section
16(b)(1) is that no gill or entangling net shall be used in Florida
waters to entangle or gill saltwater finish or shell fish. THE
WAY THE NET IS USED IS WHAT DETERMINES IF AN INDI-
VIDUAL IS VIOLATING THE AMENDMENT..."
Judge Van Russell added, "At trial...the Court heard extensive (and
conflicting) testimony concerning the traditional and correct manner
for the usage of a seine net as contrasted to the customary practice
for the deployment and utilization of a gill net. Although the defen-
dants were fishing a seine net, the government cried "foul" because
the fishermen were allegedly using it in the same manner one would
ordinarily use a gill net. The State argued that the usage of any net,
including a seine net, in the manner in which a gill net is traditionally
Deployed and handled, constitutes prohibited criminal conduct." But,
SJudge Russell ordered the charges against the defendants "dismissed"
because there is nothing in the law to establish or substantiate the
existence of any such crime." He added; further, "...there is nothing
in the Amendment that mandates or describes the manner in which
any net is to be deployed, handled, retrieved, maneuvered or other-
wise worked..." Citing another case, he continued,
"The established rule is that a penal law must be construed
strictly, and according to its letter. Nothing is to regarded as
included within it that is not within its letter as well as its
spirit; nothing that is not clearly and intelligibly described in
the very words of the statute, as well as manifestly intended
by the'legislature.
Likewise, statutes creating and defining criminal activity cannot be
extended or enlarged by judicial construction based on perceived in-
tent. See Bradley v. State, 84 So. 677 at 679 (Fla. 1920):
It is axiomatic that statues creating and defining crimes can-
not be extended by intendment, and that no act, however
wrongful, can be punished under such a statute unless clearly
within its terms. There can be no constructive offences, and
before a man can be punished, his case must be plainly and
unmistakably within the statute.
See also State v. Buchanan, 191 So. 2d 33 at 36 (Fla. 1966):
Statutes criminal in character must be strictly construed.
(Cited authorities omitted) In its application to penal and
criminal statutes, the due process requirement of definite-
ness is of especial importance. If such statutes, in defining
criminal offences, omit certain necessary and essential pro-
visions which serve to impress the acts committed as being
criminal, the courts are not at liberty to supply the deficien-
cies or undertake to make the statutes definite and certain.
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New Weems Memorial Hospital Administrator David Par-
ish (L) with Director of Nurses Shirley Dixon (R).

A New Look at Weems

Memorial Hospital

Note: The Franklin Chronicle spoke with new Administrator David Par-
ish and Director of Nurses Shirley Dixon on June 6 about the new de-
velopments at Weems Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Parish was hired as the new administrator for Weems Memorial
Hospital on May 27. As the new administrator, Parish must ensure
that the facility has a qualified staff to provide care for the patients.
He must also ensure that the medical staff has the proper equipment
and supplies to care for their patients. In addition, Mr. Parish will be
charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the hospital adheres
to all state and federal rules and regulations. Finally, in order for the
hospital to continue its operation, the administrator must ensure
that the facility operates in a fiscally sound manner.
Mr. Parish graduated from the University of Alabama. After gradua-
tion, he said that he served as the assistant administrator of a hospi-
tal in Perry, FL for four years. Parish said that he moved from Perry to
Sa smaller town closer to home (Tuskaloosa, Alabama) in order to serve
as the administrator of a hospital. "When I heard about what was
going on here," noted Parish, "I did a little research on Centennial...and
I just made a phone call and ended up here." He continued, "I like a
town that doesn't have a red light."
Ms. Dixon has served at Weems Memorial Hospital intermittently for
the past 10 years. "I came with the building," she joked. Dixon said
that one of her goals as Director of Nurses was to recruit good, local
nurses back to the .facility. She complimented the facility's newest
administrator and said that he has received a "favorable" response
from the staff at Weems Memorial Hospital. "If you've heard any re-
marks in the community about the hospital," Dixon noted, "you've
heard the remarks about the smiles. Everybody smiles now. It's al-
most like I'm not in the same place, because, as I go through here,
everybody smiles and everybody's happy."
The following consists of a question and answer session between The
Franklin Chronicle and the hospital's Administrator and Director of
Nurses:
Chronicle: What are some of your future goals for Weems Memorial
Hospital?
Parish: I would like to see the services continue to grow...as far as
maybe having more capabilities to handle some types of trauma.
Dixon: We'd like to have more diagnostic (equipment) such at CT
(Computed Tomography) scans and maybe an MRI (Magnetic Reso-
nance Imaging) on certain days. We'd like to have ultrasound diag-
nostic capabilities all of the time. We would also like to extend our
surgical services that we're making available now. We have definite
plans for opening an out-patient surgical area.
Chronicle: What kinds of new equipment have you already brought
to the hospital?
Parish: We've brought in, to the best of my recollection, about $700,000
worth of equipment. We've got telemetry equipment. No telling how
much money was spent in the operating room. You have state of the
art equipment there.
Dixon: One area in the OR (Operating Room)...we opened the GI
(Gastro-Intestinal) Lab, which is something that the hospital now has.
That was right at about $50,000 worth of equipment...
Parish: It's called endoscopic.
Dixon: We have bought two or three pieces of equipment. One was for
our anesthesia monitor and it's absolutely state of the art...It moni-
tors all the anesthesia gases. It monitors the percentage of oxygen
that is given to the patient and what is actually getting out in the
periphery. It measures the CO-2 that's being breathed out. It mea-
sures heart rate and rhythm. It also measures respiratory rate. We
have 15 new IV (intravenous) pumps. We have a new bed scale, which
is something that we need...we have a small piece of monitoring equip-
ment that was bought for the GI lab in the recovery room...we have
other (equipment) that has not come in.
Chronicle: What kinds of equipment have you.ordered?
Dixon: We have on order now some patient control analgesia pumps.
I do have some plans for next year's budget to get some more moni-
toring equipment for the recovery room itself. Just by virtue of open-
ing up the out-patient surgery center, we're gonna need some more
equipment there...like some blood pressure monitoring equipment.
We're gonna need more stretchers and recliners where the out-pa-
tients wait.
Parish: We also had to purchase a computer system for the hospital.
That handles the clinical and the clerical side which is a necessary
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Franklin

Briefs

Notes from the June 3
Franklin County
Commission meeting
*The board approved the lease
agreement between Centennial
Health Care contingent upon ap-
proval of the commissioners after
reading the document. Attorney
Jan Hevier informed the board
that he had reviewed and made
minor amendments to the lease.
He recommended that the board
approve the lease.
*Newly hired Centennial Health
Care Administrator David Parish
introduced himself to the board.
"It's good to be here," he noted, "I
hope that I'm able to work with
everybody the way Mike (Lake)
has. There has been apparently a
lot of accomplishments made at
the hospital...I think things have
moved pretty fast." Parish contin-
ued, "I think things will continue
to move. We've got a great group
of employees and the medical staff
seems real strong."
Mr. Parish indicated that he was
originally from Tuskaloosa, Ala-
bama. "You must be a 'Bama fan,"
asked County Clerk Kendall
Wade. Parish responded, "I don't
have a choice."
*The board agreed to send a let-
ter to the Department of Agricul-
ture to request that the east side
of Highway 67 not be closed to dog
hunting.
Donnie Wilson with the Franklin
County Dog Hunters' Association
informed board members that the
Freshwater & Game Commission
had received a recommendation
from the Department of Forestry
to close approximately 16,000
acres on the east side of Highway
67 to dog hunting.
"That's the best deer hunting up
there," noted Commissioner Bevin
Putnal.


Mr. Wilson said that the Fresh-
water & Game Commission may
not take the Department of
Forestry's recommendation. He
said, however, that the commis-
sion may close the noted area to
all big game hunting. 'They know
it's gonna be a pretty controver-
sial thing," said Wilson. He said
that the Game Commission would
probably close the noted area for
the upcoming year, review the
situation and then take action on
the matter in 1998.
Wilson said that, according to the
State Dog Hunters' Association,
the matter of closure would prob-
ably be abandoned if interested
parties would convince the De-
partment of Forestry to drop their
recommendation. "It seems
like...what's happening is that
you've got a real small minority
group of people that are wanting
this thing closed and they've
pulled the right strings and made
this happen," he said.
"If they close everything east of 67
this year," warned Wilson, "there's
nothing to say that they won't
close things west of 67 and we'll
be sitting here with nowhere to
hunt." Wilson said that there were
over 600 still and dog hunters lo-
cally. "We're asking for help if you
can help us on it," he concluded.
*Janice Hicks with the Franklin
County Public Health Unit in-
formed the board that the
Apalachicola Airport Advisory
Committee had approved "in
theory" a proposed site on
Brownsville Road for the new
health department building. She
stated that the board first wanted.
their consultants and County
Engineer Joe Hamilton to review
the matter and also survey the
proposed site.
Mr. Hamilton said that the advi-
sory committee first wanted to
know how the proposed building
would be configured; he said that
the committee wanted to ensure
that the building did not interfere
with future development plans at
the airport.
*Solid Waste Director Van
Johnson informed the board that,
Deedre Golden, who coordinates
the Keep Franklin County Beau-
tiful Program, had accepted an


Project Manger Kirk Stull with the
Henningson Durham &
Richardson (HDR) engineering
firm in Pensacola spoke with
Franklin County Commissioners
on May 20 on the matter of pre-
liminary reconstruction plans for
the St. George Island Bridge.
Stull informed the board that his
firm was presently working on a
Project Development and Envi-
ronmental (PD&E) Study for the
proposed bridge. "And what this
amounts to," he said, "is a lot of
homework that has to precede
design and construction." He con-
tinued, "with any project of this
magnitude, there's many
millions of dollars involved in
people's community and the
environment."
Stull said that his firm first
needed to arrive at a "concept" for
the project. Stull said that he
hoped to have the project's sched-
ule completed by the end of the
year. "So if funding becomes avail-
able quicker than the year 2001,"
he noted, "we're ready to go." Stull
said that construction was pres-
ently budgeted for the year 2001.
In regard to environmental con-
cerns, Stull pointed out that oys-
ter beds would be an important
issue in the proposed construc-
tion project. He also stated that
those endangered species that
nest in the middle of the cause-
way would be another important
environmental concern.


"After talking with the environ-
mental agencies," Stull noted,
"we've come up with an alignment
that pretty effectively by-passes
the best, natural oyster bed."
However, he pointed out that the
bridge alignment that best eluded
the oyster bed constituted an ad-
ditional 3,000 feet in length of the
bridge. The additional 3,000 feet,
said Stull, would cost an extra
nine million dollars. "But that is
our preferred alternative at this
time," he stated, "literally going
the extra mile to try to minimize
the impact on the oysters." Stuhl
informed the board that a public
hearing would be scheduled in the
middle of July to further discuss
the construction project.
Mr. Stull noted that no provision
had yet been made to implement
either a catwalk or sidewalk on
the bridge for the use of fishing
or pedestrian traffic. The bridge,
he said, would contain ten
foot shoulders to accommodate
bicyclists.
Chairperson Raymond Williams
said that the board would "push"
for a catwalk. He said that the
county probably could not afford
to maintain the old bridge to be
used for fishing. Franklin County
could choose to keep the old St.
George Island bridge after the new
bridge has been constructed;
however, the county would have
to adopt and maintain that bridge.


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offer for employment with another
company. Mr. Johnson recom-
mended that the board release
Ms. Golden from the remaining
four months of her contract. He
also recommended that Ms.
Debbie Flowers, who serves as
Scalehouse Operator at the land-
fill, be assigned to the
coordinator's position on an in-
terim basis.
*The board directed County Attor-
ney Al Shuler to review the possi-
bility of dissolving the St. George
Island Water District. The district
was created in 1975 by the Fran-
klin County Commission. How-
ever, since that time, the district
has allegedly never been active.
'There's never been any activity
on the water and sewer district,"
said County Planner Alan Pierce,
"and no one appears interested in
filing the required reports." Mr.
Pierce stated that three members
were appointed to the noted dis-
trict in 1975; those individuals
included Gene Brown, John
Stocks and George Bradford. Mr.
Pierce said that he was contacted
by members of the Department of
Community Affairs about the pos-
sibility of dissolving the district.
Attorney Shuler recommended
during the meeting that the board
dissolve the St. George Island
Water & Sewer District. "It serves
no function," he said. The board
agreed that the matter should first
be reviewed.
*The board appointed Ruth
Schoelles to the Gulf Coast Work
Force Development Board. Ms.
Shoelles will fill a position vacated
by resident Frank Latham.
*County Attorney Al Shuler stated
that the county had no local policy
concerning the payment of hos-
pital debts. In one particular case,
he noted that a lien was placed
on the home of a property owner
due to outstanding debts to
Weems Memorial Hospital. Shuler
recommended that the board al-
low the resident to pay only the
original hospital debt and that the
interest and other penalties be
waived.
Attorney Shuler noted that, in
many cases, those saddled with
such hospital bills often have no


As the suggestion of Commission
Jimmy Mosconis, the board
unanimously agreed to write a
letter to the Florida Department
of Transportation to request a
catwalk. Mosconis noted that
merely a section of the bridge
could be designated for a catwalk.
During the board's June 3 regu-
lar meeting, County Planner Alan
Pierce informed commissioners
that the HDR engineer firm had
been requested during a recent
meeting at the shellfish laboratory
in Apalachicola to consider relo-
cating the proposed bridge. The
request for the relocation of the
proposed bridge was made,Pierce
noted, in order to ensure that the
oyster harvesting areas would not
be affected.
Pierce informed the board that the
suggested relocation of the pro-
posed bridge would begin on the
east side of the Eastpoint Jetty
and arrive on St. George Island
on the east side of 12th Street.
The suggested relocation, said
Pierce, would boost the construc-
tion costs to approximately twenty
million dollars.
"I told him (Mr. Stull) that I
thought such a relocation would
be heatedly opposed by the
Eastpoint and St. George Island
commercial district," said Pierce,
"and I also told him that reloca-
tion would negatively impact the
residential area around 12th
Street."
Pierce noted that those in atten-
dance at the meeting at the Shell-
fish Laboratory had voiced con-
cern about the proposed bridge's
affect on the flow of water in rela-
tion ot the harvesting area. "You're
talking about changing all of
Eastpoint the way it's working,"
Pierce added, "and I told them it's
a very bad idea."
Commissioner Bevin Putnal noted
that a study by the Northwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict had been conducting a study
on Bob Sykes Cut. "It could help
them (HDR) on their decision on
the bridge," he noted. Putnal then
requested and the board unani-
mously voted to send a letter to
the noted water management dis-
trict requesting the results of the
study upon completion.





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County to

Consider Raising

Annual

Contractors' Fees

.The Franklin County Commission
' unanimously agreed during their
SJune 3 regular meeting to adver-
Stise for a public hearing to con-
sider the creation of an ordinance
that would raise the annual per-
mit fee rate for all local and out-
of-county contractors.
County Engineer Joe Hamilton
stated that the county's permit fee
for all contractors was $25 annu-
ally. He said that, in other smaller
communities in the region, the
average rate for an annual con-
tractors' permit fee was substan-
tially higher. "We're way behind
everybody else," he said, "$25 a
year is hardly even a token
amount."
According to Mr. Hamilton, the li-
censing board recommended the
increased permit rate in order to


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knowledge of the debts. He
claimed that many individuals
inherit property from those who
also have large hospital bills.
"Usually, it's not the original
debtor involved," he noted, "It
causes property owners a lot of
inconveniences."
Chairperson Raymond Williams
stated that a penalty should be
assessed to those who fail to pay
their bills. "The lien was put there
because the people didn't pay," he
said, "and there ought to be a pen-
alty for not paying." Williams sug-
gested that the policy on paying
hospital debts be addressed on a
case-by-case basis.
County Planner Alan Pierce said
that, in the past, the board has
traditionally waived the expense
of interest and other penalties and
has required that the residents to
pay only the original debt. Com-
missioner Bevin Putnal added,
"we need to stay consistent with
what we've done in the past."
The board voted 3-1 to take the
recommendation of Attorney
Shuler. Chairperson Williams
voted against the decision.
*County Attorney Al Shuler in-
formed the board that those re-
quests made by John Crooms of
Crooms Transportation, Inc. in
concern to the proposed local op-
tion tax on gasoline were not com-
patible with the local' ordinance
on the matter. Provisions of the
ordinance, he said, would not per-
mit revenue from the proposed tax
to be used for anything other than
capital improvements to the
county's roads.
*The board agreed to write a let-
ter of support to the Franklin
County School which will accom-
pany a historic grant application
to completely renovate the District
Offices in Apalachicola. The his-
toric grant would span over three
years and incorporate three
phases. The first phase would
begin in the fall of 1998 with work
on the Chapman Elementary
School auditorium.
*The board approved a Resolution
of Intent to Levy a Local Option
Gas Tax. The resolution noted
that no interlocal agreement had
been established as required by
Section 33.025 (3) (a) a, Florida


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Statutes. In lieu of the agreement,
the resolution allows the county
to levy the local option fuel tax as
allowed in Section 336.025 (1) (a),
Florida Statutes.
"In order to move forward with our
gas tax," explained County Plan-
ner Alan Pierce, "we have to have
at least a resolution to appropri-
ate our money according to
Florida Statutes." The board
needed to either obtain the
interlocal agreements from the
Cities of Apalachicola and
Carrabelle by June 1 or pass a
Resolution of Intent to Levy a Lo-
Scal Option Gas Tax by June 10 in
order to levy and appropriate the
tax revenue according to Florida
Statutes.


generate more revenue to possi-
bly hire an assistant to the
county's building inspector,
Roscoe Carroll. "In Franklin
County," Hamilton noted, "we feel
like, as construction increases,
Mr. Carroll's work load has be-
come such that he's gonna need
an assistant before long."
The annual permit rate that was
recommended by the licensing
board, said Hamilton, was $50 for
all local contractors and $150 for
those contractors located out-of-
county. County Planner Alan
Pierce estimated that there were
350 permitted contractors who
operated locally. "All of the big
ones (contractors) are out-of-
county," he said. Pierce was not
certain as to how many of the 350
permitted contractors were lo-
cated in the county.
Mr. Pierce noted that the licens-
ing board consisted mostly of con-
tractors and individuals affiliated
with the construction industry.
"They (licensing board) see Mr.
Carroll's situation and want to
help subsidize another position if
necessary," he said.


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New Coastal

Control Line

Construction

Permit Fees

Adopted

By Rene Topping
As of June 16, 1997, home own-
ers and developers will find new
higher fees on Coastal Construc-
tion Line permits. There is a
marked increase on these fees.
Ann-Keifert, Environmental Spe-
cialist-Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP), states
that the substantial raises are
necessary and that the new fees
are needed to cover the current
cost of providing the program.
The new fees are as follows: Non-
Habitable Major structures:
$1,000. Habitable Major struc-
tures with a roof footprint of less
than 2,400 feet for a single family
dwelling: $2,000. Habitable Ma-
jor structures with a roof footprint
equal to or greater than 2,400
square feet for a single family
dwelling: $4,000.
Habitable Major structures with
more than one dwelling unit (e.g.
hotels, motels, apartment build-
ings, and condominiums): $5,000
plus $100 for each dwelling unit
in the structure. Other Major
Habitable structures (e.g. com-
mercial or public buildings, res-
taurants and towers, etc.):
$3,000.
Additions to existing habitable
structures for a single family
dwelling: $3,000. Additions to
existing habitable structures with
more than one unit: $2,500 for
the first unit and $100 for every
additional dwelling unit in the
structure.
Minor structures: $300 for a
single minor structure and $500
for multiple minor structures. A
fee of $3,000 for Experimental
Projects permitted in accordance
with Section 161.053, Florida
Statutes (1995) and Section 27,
Chapter 89-175, Laws of Florida.
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EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


In Re: The Net-Ban.

The Government is Not the

Solution; The Government is

the Problem.

Judges in two coastal counties, Wakulla and Franklin, have now de-
termined that the administrative rules and other provisions seeking
to punish certain fishermen for using seine nets in unspecified ways
are no longer subject to prosecution. Armed with new legislation from
the last session of the Legislature, law enforcement officers (the Ma-
rine Patrol, mostly) cite new provisions in the law which give them
authority to arrest fishermen and detain property, perhaps seize prop-
erty permanently, under the purview of the so-called "net-ban" amend-
ment to the Florida Constitution.
These two cases, among other things, also illustrate the absurd levels
the state's police power can be taken, churning over more acrimony
and suffering, heating up unnecessarily, tensions between the state's
fisherpersons, the Marine Patrol and Marine Fisheries Commission
(MFC). There are others in this cast of characters including the envi-
ronmentalists, but their most visible role is to remind us of the duty
statistic that so many of the population voted "for" the net-ban, mak-
ing legitimate the exercise of the state's police power. Never mind
about the details that some TV commercials were argued to be decep-
tive, or the wording of the amendment did not contain specifically
described conduct to be prohibited. These and other folks also play
out favorite rhetoric that having commercial seafood interests sitting
on the MFC might serve to lesson tensions between the regulated and
the regulators, such as many of our well known federal agencies
charged with specialized regulation, such as broadcasting, or the se-
curities business. To listen to these other groups who are not en-
gaged in the seafood business, one would think that most fisherpersons
don't have any conservation goals at all-that is certainly far from the
truth. But, remember dear reader, we are dealing with perceptions
here.
As for those judges in the two coastal counties who dismissed the
MFC-inspired charges that the fishermen are violating the net-ban,
the regulators also perceive that those judges naturally take sides
with the local folks. "After all, they're elected by them, aren't they?",
as if state agencies are endowed with greater legislative and judicial
authority to control what essentially is also a local problem. As a
matter of fact, most folks would expect'ajudge to reflect something of
the life in a "local community". Our system of government; comprised
of the essential three separate branches, seems to embrace this con-
cept. We would call this a constituency, with the "regulators" directly
accountable to the persons who are regulated, the electorate at large
and "at home" when the issues are local.
We are also a nation in multiple levels of decision-making, from the
very local to matters rising well beyond local concerns. We value highly
the right to DISAGREE, and the two judges in these recent coastal
net-ban cases have wisely tried to call attention to some very impor-
tant legal questions in the net-ban issues. In Florida, things are done
a bit differently. We have a Constitution that can be changed rather
easily, and folks from all over the state can "legislate" outside of the
traditional channels when they perceive a local issue to also be a
state issue, such as the net-ban.
Some argue that the inet-ban would have never had a chance in the
legislature If the normal political-legislative process would have worked
its will. But the preservationists perceived, however mistakenly, that
there was too much waste, and therefore some special license needed
to be taken to deprive the public of the give-and-take, the discussion
and melee, if necessary, in the rhetoric of passing legislation, always
accompanied with the usual ration of media attention. That was largely
avoided by using the Constitutional process of amendment. Now, we
are about to embark upon a revision of our Constitution, and I would
Respectfully assert that the perceptions be changed back to include a
ration of.reality, and abandon the infamous net-ban Amendment.
Let the "preservationists" suffer the xissitudes and risks of the politi-
cal processA-like -anyone else bent on'rimposring their will' into'the
marketplace:. i
The two local judges merely reflect legal concerns despite some com-
mentary from some state agencies who reply with smarty, glib plati-
tudes that "nothing more could be expected from local judges who
are responsible to an electorate." "We know better," these unelected
dilettantes seem to be saying. Once again, we suffer under the tute-
lage of administrators who do not supervise their underlings, and
who fail to make appointments to political bodies which could reduce
tensions, not exacerbate them.
No, they perceive, let us continue to amend our constitution that
would increase parking meters in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, or
set curfews for teenagers in every city in Florida over the population
of 50,000, or define curricula to be the same in Franklin County and
Tallahassee, despite the fact that the geography, population and other
important demographics are quite dissimilar.
The government could do more to enhance cooperation not coercion.
The government zealots have only added to the tensions. There is
much more that could be done to relieve tensions in the legal net-ban
mess. Perhaps the solution reposes in the constitutional convention
revision, as our current political leadership seems too helpless to do
anything.
Tom W. Hoffer
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Retiring Instructor Nancy Totman (L) with her biographer
& student A.J. Jones (R).

Nancy Totman Bids

Farewell to Chapman

Students

It was a sad farewell as students at Chapman Elementary School
said good-bye to music teacher Nancy Totman recently.
Tears were shed by teacher and students alike as Totman was pre-
sented with .flowers during the annual awards ceremony held the last
week of school.
Totman is moving to the Wiregrass area in Alabama where her hus-
band, Glenn, has taken positions as priest of the Church of the
Epiphany in Enterprise, AL and priest of St. Michael's in Ozark, AL.
"I have really enjoyed teaching at Chapman, and I have been taught
Many things by our students," Totman said. "I hope to hear about
many 'good things happening in the future. The teachers here at
Chapman are at the top of the profession."
In addition to her many teaching duties, Totman directed school spon-
sored events such as class plays, band and choral concerts, and full
length musicals such as H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.
Her students also took part in community events sponsored by The
Bay Area Choral Society.
One of the county's foremost cultural leaders, Totman served as the
guest director and soloist for The Bay Area Choral Society in which
she directed choral works, plays, and an opera for the community.
"It will be hard'replacing such a'fine educator and musician," said
Franklin County SchoolSuperintendent Brenda Galloway. "She has
been a tremendous asset to the music program at Chapman. She will
be missed. I wish her good luck and hope she will come back to visit."
Chapman Guidance Counselor Sharon Carlson said Totman has
brought fine arts to Chapman through the production of student plays,
choral groups, and band. "We thank her for the opportunity she gave
our students to enjoy and discover their talents," she said.


Before her departure Totman granted the following interview to A.J.
Jones, a Chapman fifth grade student and band member.
Jones: What was your most memorable experience with the Chapman
Music Program?
Totman: The first year when we did our first full-length play, H.M.S.
Pinafore, by Gilbert and Sullivan. And teaching a kid to spell his name.
Jones: What advice would you give young musicians?
Totman: Listen to all kinds of music, never limit yourself to only one
style of music.
Jones: What is your advice to future music instructors?
Totman: Never forget that music offers something for everyone.
Jones: What is the future of the Chapman music program?
Totman: I don't really know. Chapman is probably the best equipped
elementary school in the Panhandle. I hope to hear that it continues
to make full use of its facilities and equipment.
Jones: What are your hobbies and interests outside music?
Totman: Travel, especially camping. I enjoy basketball, but favor base-
ball. I also like to read, sew, and watch action filled movies.
Jones: How have students changed over the years ? Why?
Totman: I don't think students have changed; society has changed.
There is far less self-discipline and-order in our-lives. Schools are
now expected to teach standards that were once taught at home, or
at church.
Jones: What is your favorite piece of music?
- Totman: It's impossible to choose one. Classical music is my favorite
style.
Jones: What parting words of wisdom would you like to give the
Chapman students, faculty, and staff?
Totman: Never -give upl Take one step at a time

SMusic students and band members will always remember the
hard work and dedication Totman showed at her after school
practices. They made the following comments about her depar-
ture.
"She's the best music teacher ever."-Whitney Heyser, 4th grade,
chorus.
"I don't want her to move because she's the nicest music teacher
I ever had."-Lindsey Page, 5th grade, chorus and band.
"Mrs. Totman, I'm going to miss your beautiful voice."-Meghann
Gunter, 6th grade, chorus.
"I wish she would not move because she is a good teacher."-
Stephanie Jones, 4th grade, band.
"She's the best music teacher I've ever had."-James Creamer,
3rd grade, band.



Correction

An incorrect assertion was attributed to Substance Abuse Counselor
Linda Miller in a May 30 article entitled "School Board Rules that
Students Broke Code of Conduct." In the article, the Franklin Chronicle
reported that Ms. Miller stated during a May 27 disciplinary hearing
that caffeine was a "harmless" drug. In fact, Ms. Miller asserted that
caffeine could be harmful to an individual.


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After all, in just a few years these young people will be adults them-
selves and have to accept all types of responsibilities. Indeed, some of
them will be sitting in the seats our present commissioners now oc-
cupy. So now is the time for them to prove that they are willing to sit
down and negotiate.
Thanks for the idea and to the Mayor and commissioners who sup-
ported the innovative idea. To the young folks-show us you are re-
ally ready to accept responsibility.
Those of us older citizens who now run the risk of being run into by
the young people on the roads, parking lots and pavements now used
for skating and skateboards will certainly raise a cheer if the com-
missioners and kids can work it out.
Not to mention a bunch of happy kids.


Around and About Eastpoint
By Bonnie Segree a nice Sunday afternoon drive
around town. Go out into what
I'd like to remind you to attend used tobe the "woods" and you
the Wind Symphony in Apalachi- will find nice new neighborhoods
cola on Saturday, June 1 4th in being developed. Homes being
Battery Park. Festivities begin at built all over the place. It seems
10 a.m. with lots of entertainment that Eastpoint is bursting out all
for old and young alike. Several over. Wow! We could become the
Eastpoint youths will have poetry largest "city" in the county. Think
and art displayed at the exhibits. about what that could mean. I will
Please take time to visit these ex- tell you this, there is a committee
hibits and support our local being formed to discuss the in-
young people; give them encour- corporation of Eastpoint; there
agement. You know, it doesn't will be meetings held to discuss
take a lot of effort to congratulate the pros and cons of being incor-
someone on a job well done, and porated. Watch for notices in the
a little encouragement may well papers and on the radio about
be the incentive for some young these meetings, if you are inter-
person to become another great ested about putting in your two-
artist or poet. cents worth!!!
If you haven't been out to the new Ron Crum of Eastpoint and
ball park next to the Eastpoint Allison Sanders of Carrabelle were
Fire Station, I urge you to drop recently united in Holy Matrimony
by and check out all the new fa- at the Eastpoint Church of God.
cilities and enjoy a couple of They have moved to Panama City
games, as well as visit with friends where they are both attending
from all over the county. I'm sure college. God's Blessings and hap-
you will enjoy watching the kids, piness to this young couple as
from the T-ball players (some they start their journey of life
aren't much bigger than the bat) together.
to the older kids who can be very
competitive. Who knows, you may The Daniels Reunion was recently
be watching another Mickey held at the Church of God with
Mantle or Babe Ruth. Also, I many family and friends coming
would like to commend the adults from far and near. A good time
who take time out from their busy was had by all that attended. My
schedule to work with these mother, Laurene Daniels Langley,
young people; Karen and Tony is the oldest (80 this month) of the
Brannan, Lynn and Greg Martina, 5 children of Frank and Bonnie
Jeff and Kristi Hewitt, Carolyn Mae Daniels who were among the
Koch, Bruce and Angeline earlier settlers of Eastpoint. The
Millender, Renee and Gary Grif- other children are Roy David
fin, Scott and Pam Shiver, and the Daniels, Iva Gene Dearinger,
many businesses who give finan- Joyce Smith, all of Eastpoint and
cial support. I hope I didn't leave Steve Daniels of Highland View.
anyone out, if I did, please let me
know. You know that we have an orga-
nization called Keep Franklin
There will be a Summer Reading County Beautiful. I think they
Program held at the Eastpoint should start a recognition called
Branch of.the Franklin County Yard of the Month. I am sure that
Public Library located in the Point Mazzie Ann Moore would win an
Mall. Terrah Crum, our local Vol- Mazzw e Ann Moore woul an
unteers in Service to America award for her beautiful land-
scaped yard. David Ard across the
(VISTA) worker will be coordinat- street from Mazzie also has a
ing this: program, which will run beautiful yard, with the most
for six weeks, beginning June beautiful sunflowers you will ever
16th. K-3 will attend on Tuesdays see. There are a lot of people in
and Wednesdays from 9:30 11 Eastpoint with beautiful yards,
a.m. Grades 4-6 will attend on and they should be recognized for
Thursday and Fridays from 9:30 helping to keep Franklin County
to 11 a.m. Your children should Beautiful. I, on the other hand,
take advantage of .this great would have to plant silk flowers
program. in my yard because I certainly do
not have a green thumb.
For all you folks in Eastpoint who
don't know that we have a library, The Eastpoint Church of God is
it is located in Point Mall on Is- experiencing growing pains. We
land Drive. Many services are of- are in the process of building a
fered to the public, free of charge. new parsonage across the, street
Come on down and get a library in order to make room for expan-
card. You might even run4 into., sion. If you do not have a home
neighbors and friends..If you are church, then I, as a member of
like me, I do most of my visiting the Church of God, would like to
at the post office, library, grocery invite you to attend our services
store or church. It seems there is for great preaching-teaching,
never enough time to visit any- singing and fellowship. And on
more. If you have lots of idle time that note, I will close my column
on your hands, the library can for this week.
always use volunteers.
SIf you would like to contribute
Have you noticed how Eastpoint to this column, please call me
is growing? If not, you should take at 670-8206 or 670-8151.


Carrabelle Locals
By Carol Ann Vandegrift missions program, has visited
mission sites in Trinidad and the
Mikael Genai Lewis weighed in Bahamas, the trip to Guadalajara
at nine pounds Saturday, May was the first such trip coordinated
31, at Tallahassee Memorial Re- out of the Christian Center. Pas-
gional Medical Center. Mikael is tor Andrew, Gary and Richard
the son of Dr. Charly and Mrs. made the trip at minimal coast by
Susana Lewis. Dr. Lewis is direc- using a private plane owned by
tor of the Carrabelle Medical Cen- the pastor's father, Alan Ruther-
ter on Marine Street. The Lewis's ford, a retired pilot. The trio's goal
adorable daughter, Carla, recently was to go on a "scouting trip" and
turned two years old. also to visit Chico Howard, a fel-
low-graduate of the same bible
Andrew Rutherford, pastor of school as Pastor Andrew. Chico
Carrabelle Christian Center, and has been in Guadalajara seven
local builders Richard Molsbee years and about 50 students
and Gary Millender returned study' in his mission bible school
June 10 from a 7-day visit to there. Pastor Andrew was invited
Guadalajara, Mexico where they to participate in 'the mission
visited as part of the church's school's graduation ceremony,
Missions Assistance Program. then the three Carrabelle Locals
When financial help form the Cen- traveled seven hours by car to the
ter is requested, instead of send- hill areas, where they stayed four
ing a check off to some they don't nights. There, they met a gradu-
know, Carrabelle Christian Cen- ate of Chico's school, Ramon, who
ter members and their pastor "get helps coordinate food deliveries
personally involved. Although
Gary Millender, director of the Continued on Page 4


Frankly Speaking in

Franklin County

By Rene Topping
We would like to applaud the move made by Carrabelle City Commis-
sioner Wesley (Buz) Putnal when he suggested that banning skate-
boards from the city streets left. our children with no place to use
such equipment. He said he is ready to meet with the youths at city
hall as soon as possible to discuss how, where, and when skate-
boarding and roller-skating could take place, if indeed insurance prob-
lems can be worked out.
He is laying the burden squarely on the teenagers and their parents
to prove to themselves and all the citizens of the town that they can
be responsible. Putnal said in thinking of making an ordinance ban-
ning the activity his mind went back to the days when he was that
young. He said- he can empathize with the young people on wanting
to use the equipment.
If it is possible for the parents, commissioners and the teenagers to
make a pact that would benefit everyone it seems to me it would be a
great idea.


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Times Manager

Requests Letter

of Apology from

School Board

Apalachicola Times Manager
John Lee appeared before the
Franklin County School Board
during their regular June 5 meet-
ing and requested that board
members send letters of commen-
dation and apology to two stu-
dents accused of breaking the
district's code of conduct during
a May 9 senior class trip by alleg-
edly consuming alcohol.
Mr. Lee stated that at least two
students on the senior class trip
were unwittingly served wine
while at a restaurant. He said that
the students had actually re-
quested "sparkling apple juice"
which he suggested could be mis-
taken for wine.
"They tasted what was in:the
glass," Lee explained, "and one
said to the other... something
similar to, 'I don't think this is
sparkling apple juice.' And they
tasted it...and pushed it back to
the middle of the table. And that
should make you feel good be-
cause they said, 'no.' They knew
that it was an illegal substance
and so they pushed it back to the
middle of the table and said, 'no,
we won't drink it.' And they
thought that was the end of it."
Mr. Lee said that the two students
informed chaperones on the class
trip that they merely tasted the
wine and then pushed their
glasses to the middle of the table.
He suggested that the students
were reprimanded only because
they told the truth about the mat-
ter. "Whether they told the truth
or not was arbitrary at that point,"
Lee explained.
"To pick up the glass (of wine) was
possession of alcohol...whether
they knew what was in it or not,"
Lee observed, "and to taste it, even
though they thought it was apple
juice, was considered consump-
tion of an alcoholic beverage. And,
therefore, the discipline must be
brought to these students the
same as if they had purchased,
possessed intentionally alcohol
and consumed it."
The whole wine drinking incident
on the senior trip, Lee com-
plained, seemed to be a ridiculous
injustice for the two students who
allegedly did not know the con-
tents of their beverage. He ex-
plained that the whole situation
had "snowballed" to a degree be-
cause members of the school
district's administration were al-
legedly pressured on the matter.


City to

Consider

Raising

Sewer Rates

The Apalachicola City Commis-
sion agreed during their regular
June 3 meeting to schedule a
June 24 special meeting at 6 p.m.
to consider the possibility of in-
creasing the city's sewer rates.
Mayor Bobby Howell announced
that the city's contract with Waste
Management was costing the tax-
payers in the community a sub-
stantial amount of money.. "The
garbage service you're paying now
does not covet the cost of the ser-
vice," said Howell.
"We were collecting 88 cents in the
beginning," added Commissioner
Wallace Hill, "the tipping fee went
up so therefore it was costing us."
City Clerk Betty Taylor-Webb
noted that the city was now col-
lecting only 22 cents per house-
hold.
The board proposed -that the
present city sewer rates be in-
creased by $1.05 for all residen-
tial customers. If the board agrees
to this increase at the June 24
special meeting, each residential
customer would pay a monthly
rate of $16.90.
The board also proposed that the
city sewer rates for all commer-
cial customers be increased by 20
percent above the current rate
charged by Waste Management.
In other city business:
*The board adopted an ordinance
to prohibit individuals from skate-
boarding from Fourth Street to
the water and from Bay Avenue
to Avenue G. All skateboard ac-
tivity will be prohibited in the area
located around the Franklin
County Courthouse.


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Apalachicola Times Manager
John Lee addresses the
school board.

Lee alleged, "and then a member
Sof the school board said, 'hey, it's
clearly written. If you possess and
you consume an alcoholic bever-
age at a school program, it's an
automatic ten day suspension...'
Now, I can only thank God that
there were at least a couple of in-
telligent people who-said, 'this is
ridiculous. These students didn't
go out and violate a law by any
stretch of the imagination.' No
more than if I had put a gram of
marijuana on all the table chairs
* tonight and then we got you for
possession and you didn't know
it was there."
Mr. Lee said that a letter was sent
by the school district to the par-
ents of those students implicated
in the wine drinking incident. The
letter, he said, suggested that the
implicated students attend a drug
or alcohol abuse class. "I tore the
letter up," said Lee, "I wish I could
have brought it; but I tore it up
because I thought it was arbitrary
and capricious. I thought it was
an evil letter."
Again, Mr. Lee requested that a
letter of apology be sent to the two
students. "I think they're owed an
apology," he stated, "literally for
harassment." Lee again requested
that the students also receive a
commendation for having the


Commissioner Jack Frye stated
his opposition to the children us-
ing the sidewalks located in front
of the downtown businesses for
skateboard activities. "I know the
kids have got to have something
to do," he said, "but that's the
wrong place for them to be...if
somebody comes out of the side
of a building, they'll get knocked
down by a skateboarder."
Board members agreed that an
area should be located for the
children to use for skateboard
activities. Resident Travis Stanley
noted that he was surprised that
the children had not yet used the
Apalachicola Bridge for their
skateboarding activities. "You will
get some speed coming down that
one," he observed.
Commissioner Frye questioned
the board as to how the ordinance
could be enforced. "If I were the
Policee" said Mayor Howell, "I
would ask those youngsters to go
someplace else. If they didn't, I
would take their skateboards and
tell them to tell their mama and
daddy to come and get it. And I
think we don't need to look at a
$50 fine or $10 fine or put nobody
in jail."
*The board accepted those recom-
mendations made by the
Apalachicola Planning and Zon-
ing Commission.
*Resident Ken Shroeder com-
plained that he was recently
turned down on a request to the
city's planning & zoning commis-
sion to build a garage two months
ago at his residence. He said that
he was turned down because his
lot coverage was.too high.
"All I'm asking is that I as a new-
comer be given the same shake
as everybody else...in terms of lot
coverage, in terms of building in-
spection and in terms of what we
want to do with our property,"
said Shroeder. He continued, "I
feel that if it's allowed for other
folks, it ought to be allowed for
us. The building inspector has
been going around town putting


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stickers on everybody's property,
knocking on doors unannounced
for supposed code violations."
*Resident Joyce Estes informed
board members that a Wind Sym-
phony Orchestral event would
take place on June 14 at Battery
Park. The event, said Estes, was
made possible by $10,000 grant
from the 'Department of Educa-
tion. She informed the board that
the entire event was free to the
public. "It's a full festival," noted
Estes, "we've got artists and ac-
tivities for all children to walk up
and put their hands on and do
artwork and all kinds of
things...we've got an outstanding,
positive program."
Ms. Estes requested that the city
provide 15 tables for the artists
to set up their activities at the
event. Mayor Bobby Howell in-
formed Ms. Estes that the city had
a rule prohibiting the lending of
the city's tables. "It we start lend-
ing those tables out down
there...in one year they'll all be
gone. We can't lend them to you
and not them."
Commissioner Jack Frye sug-
gested that Ms. Estes borrow the
needed tables from the city's Ar-
mory. Mayor Howell suggested
that Ms. Estes contact Sgt. Cook
at the Franklin Work Camp to
obtain labor in bringing tables to
the event. Mayor 'Howell volun-
teered to pay the $25 fee for visi-
tors to the event to use the city's
community center.
*The board approved a request
from the First Baptist Church
Committee to allow a tent revival
to be conducted in'Battery Park
from July 12-16. At the request
of resident Travis Stanley, the
board agreed to have the event
staged on the south side of the
basin. 'The last revival we had
down in the park in the evening,"
he noted, "needless to say it was
a very spirited affair...and it kept
us up.
*The board approved the Election
Proclamation. The proclamation


establishes September 2 as the
city's election day. The terms for
the seats will be for four years.
The run-off election, if necessary,
will be scheduled on September
16. The time in which a person
may qualify will be from July 12-
18. The fee required to qualify for
one of the seats has been set at
4.5 percent of the annual city
commissioner's salary.
*Commissioner Jimmy Elliott in-
formed board members that he
was apprised of parking problems
at the post office. "People are just
parking there and leaving their
cars out in front," he said. Com-
missioner Elliott questioned
whether the city could place signs
that indicated a time frame of 10-
15 minutes for parking per vehicle
during business hours. Mayor
Bobby Howell suggested that the
local post office provide the funds
to erect the signs. "Because
they've got to go through that con-
crete to put them in," he said,
"and I don't think we ought to pay
for that." The board unanimously
agreed to support the post office's
decision to have the signs placed
provided that the post office pays
or the construction costs in the
matter.


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courage to resist consuming the
alcohol. Lee also requested that
the students' school records not
reflect the alleged wine drinking
incident.
Board member Willie Speed re-
quested that Mr. Lee contact the
district superintendent in order to
have the matter placed on the
school board's agenda for the
month of July.
"I'd like to bring some closure to
this," Lee concluded, "I'd be will-
ing to do this for the next five
years till we get it closed properly."
In other business:
*Board member Willie Speed com-
plained that visitors to the May
27 disciplinary hearing were al-
lowed to take control of the meet-
ing. "The school board lost con-
trol of that school board meeting,"
said Speed. He informed board
members that the final two para-
graphs of a June 5 editorial in The
News Herald seemed to accurately
reflect what occurred at the May
27 hearing. The editorial con-
cluded, "the Franklin County
school system proved itself unable
to handle a minor incident with-
out creating a public and detri-
mental spectacle."
Mr. Speed complimented board
member Connie Roehr for her role
at the May 27 meeting; Ms. Roehr
served as the hearing's acting
chairperson. "Ms. Roehr did a
magnificentjob," said Speed, "she
did an outstanding job trying to
control that meeting. She did all
she could do, but we as a board
lost control of that meeting."
Speed continued, "it saddens me
to be a member of the school
board and lose control of a meet-
ing when we're there to help do
things that make it better...Ms.
Roehr hit that table so hard (at
the hearing) that I jumped. And
then she let it be known from the
deputy that was there that, if any-
one else spoke out, that he would
escort them out. She did an out-
standing job."
Mr. Speed suggested that Chair-
person Will Kendrick, who was
absent at the hearing, obtain a
Stape of the meeting. "And then you
will know then that the school
board lost control of that meet-
ing."
Ms. Roehr thanked Speed for his
complimentary words; however,
she objected to the assertion that
the board lost control of the meet-
ing. "I was proud of what the
board did," said Roehr, "because
the action that was taken...it
wasn't taken lightly." Speed re-
sponded, "you may be right, but
you'd be one of the very, very few
who'd make that kind of com-
ment."
Board member Jimmy Gander
complained that The News Her-


ald had published three stories
and one editorial on the May 27
hearing. He suggested that the
noted paper also cover the more
positive matters that occur in the
local school district.
*The board approved the service
agreement between the Franklin
County School Board and Poosier
Communications Services. The
purpose of the agreement will be
to provide speech and language
screenings, evaluations and fol-
low-up treatment for local stu-
Sdents.
*The board approved the Athletic
Equity Corrective Action Plan for
Carrabelle and Apalachicola High
Schools. The plan will ensure that
both male and female instructors
will be afforded the same oppor-
tunities in relation to the school
athletic programs.
*The board approved the perfor-
mance contracts between the
Franklin County School District
and the Washington County
School Board/Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium (PAEC).
The contracts will provide support
services to the local Exceptional
Education Programs.
*The board agreed to advertise for
a Job Training and Partnership
Act (JTPA) Coordinator and two
JTPA counselors. The positions
will be funded by a JTPA Grant.
*The board approved the Historic
Resources Grants in-aide appli-
cation. The grant requests fund-
ing from the Florida Department
of State & Bureau of Historic Pres-
ervation for the Historic Chapman
Auditorium.
Board Member Willie Speed rec-
ognized Ms. Rose McCoy, Direc-
tor of Curriculum, her work on the
historic grant.
*The board approved the Five Year
Master In-Service Plan, which will
ensure that local instructors re-
ceive required certification and in-
service training to remain ap-
prised of the latest educational
techniques.
*The board accepted the resigna-
tion of Carrabelle High School
Guidance Counselor Debbie
Davis; the board agreed to adver-
tise for a social studies & guid-
ance counselor position at CHS.
The board also agreed to adver-
tise for an additional full-time bus
driver for the next school year.
*Board member Willie Speed re-
quested that the minutes pre-
pared by the district's secretary
for each meeting be condensed. .
'This a really thorough job and
well done," said Speed, "but I
think half of that information
could be eliminated to give the
secretary more time to do other
things." Superintendent Gallo-
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The Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Board (ARPC) voted to
send the Franklin County Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments to
the Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) at the ARPC Thurs-
day meeting, June 12, 1997. The
Amendment Series consists of one
map amendment that changes
14.6 acres on St. George Island
from Residential to Resort Village
Mixed Use, and one text amend-
ment that creates the Resort Vil-
lage Mixed Use category. Kendall
Wade made the initial motion, cit-
ing the plan's unanimous ap-
proval by the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners,
and added another provision con-
sisting of a statement from the
Plantation Owner's Association
(POA) list of "concerns" regarding
process, density, flooding
stormwater) and soil survey is-
sues. These were spoken to by
attorney Richard Moore and POA
member Dr. Tom Adams during
the meeting.
The ARPC staff report also ex-
pressed some reservations, in-
cluding language that swimming
pools were classified as "Conser-
vation/Recreation Open Space"
instead of "Commercial land." The
report also mentioned some con-
cern about the availability of suf-


Carrabelle Locals From Page 3
and medical assistance to the
mountain villages. Two Mexican
women donated some property
that includes a building for
Ramon's use, and the Christian
Center wants to offer financial
assistance in the project. Pastor
Andrew described the villagers as,
"Really, really good people." The
trio will share their experience
Sunday, June 15, during morn-
ing services.
United Methodist Women will
present a silver anniversary pin
to Hazel Almand Sunday, June
15, at the church. Hazel's sons,
Walter, of Tallahassee, and War-
ren, of Marianna, are expected to
attend. Mrs. Almand has done a
great deal for many people who've
had illnesses and has been "some-
times described as a saint" by
those who are aware of her kind
actions.
Charlotte and Ed Smith are go-
ing Amtrack to Chicago to visit
relatives and are "hoping there
won't be a train derailment."
Charlotte works at the Carrabelle
branch of the Apalachicola State
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ficient potable water to serve the
development, but local govern-
ment would have to address that
issue, the report opined. However,
more discussion was made to the
third point in the ARPC report,
concerning the question of den-
sity, from 4.3 units per acre as
included in the Franklin County
plan, which has received DRI ap-
proval. But, the ARPC report also
cited policies for Coastal High
Hazard Areas limiting mixed-use
developments to one dwelling unit
per acre. "This property appears
to meet the criteria in both cases.
It is not clear which is controlling.
A determination should be made
prior to adoption of this amend-
ment," the report concluded.
During the discussion, claims
were made by POA representa-
tives that the developer, Dr Ben
Johnson, was already working on
changes to the county's approved
language with DCA. Chairperson
Manny Joannos remarked that
this was not unusual procedure
for developments occurring in
small counties. The DCA review
of the planned amendments still
has to take place, and the entire
package of proposed changes
would be returned to Franklin
County for further review and
perhaps approval by the Board of
County Commissioners at some
unspecified future time.


Glova Sink, owner of one of the
original lighthouse homes, and
who now lives in LaGrange, Indi-
ana, has sold her property (lo-
cated between Carrabelle Beach
and Eastpoint) to the property-
owner next to the Sink residence.,
Glova said she is real sad about
severing her ties to this area.
Harry Papadopoulas, the prin-
cipal owner of Harry's Restau-
rant, is back from a trip to Ber- -
muda, which he won from a
wholesale food company he deals ?
with.
The Carrabelle High School
Class of 1947 met June 6 for'
their 50-year reunion at Harry's
Restaurant. Five out of thirteen
class members attended. Two
class members have died. The
first class member to get married,
Camille "Dattie" Tucker-Wright,
was in Atlanta on the day of the
reunion for the birth of second
great-grandchild; Carlton Wathen
and Grace were in Australia and
also missed the gathering.

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The Franklin Chronicle 13 June 1997 Page 5


City

Attorney

Webster

Resigns

By Rene Topping
When the Carrabelle City Com-
mission met on June 1, the first
order of business was the read-
ing of short letter addressed to
Mayor Charles Millender in which
City Attorney Bill Webster in-
formed the Carrabelle City Com-
missioners that he was tendering
his resignation as their attorney
as of May 31. He gave no written
reason. City Commissioners im-
mediately moved to approve the
resignation and included imme-
diate advertising for another
attorney.
Webster had faced sharp criticism
from several members of the com-
mission at their regular May
meeting on the grounds that the
commissioners believed he had
not been diligent in getting con-
tracts with Cable Vision and
Waste Management to them for a
timely signature. The commis-
sioners also complained that he


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Attorney William Webster

was not as available by phone as
they would like him to be. Webster
had been the city attorney for 12
years.
The absence of an attorney found
the commissioners having to table
several pending matters until an
attorney could be hired. Among
.these was a need for a corrective
deed to the land donated by Luke
McKissack as part of the original
Timber Island land swap trans-


action by the State of Florida.
Gene Langston said that a new
survey just made of the param-
eters of the donated land would
give the city 22 acres instead of
the 20 acres that was stated on
the recorded deed.
Other matters tabled were hiring
a water and sewer employee and
an interlocal agreement with the
county on the gas tax proposal.
They also tabled a proposal from
a St. Joe company to clean city
hall. Commissioner Buz Putnal
said he would look into the possi-
bility of being able to use inmates
for that purpose.
A request for after the fact vari-
ance from lot lines requested by
Timothy R. Mullins was tabled.
Mullins hired a company to erect
a carport on Lot 6, Block 79/89
Picketts addition. The company
erected it almost at the lot line and
failed to get a permit. This lot is
located on 4th Street W. and Av-
enue B north.
The commissioners agreed to ac-
cept a lease with the Franklin
County Public Library at a rate of
$1,500 per year. Library Director
Eileen Annie had proposed a raise
from $900 to $1,200. Commis-
sioner Jim Phillips at first moved
that the city offer a lease with
rental set at $1,800 per year.,
Upon further discussion, Phillips
proposed a lease of $1,500 per


year which was accepted by Ms.
Annie on behalf of the Franklin
County Public Library Board.
Mayor Charles Millender said "I
am voting 'no' on this because I
am opposed to any change from
the $75 per month." Phillips and
Commissioner Buz Putnal said
that the raise was to help cover
the cost of a new roof installed
during the last year's lease.
Commissioners approved a fran-
chise between the City and
MultiVision Cable Company with
the caveat that it was properly
worded as to agreements they had
made at last the workshop they
had with the company.
Commissioners approved a first
reading of a proposed ordinance
to grant an exclusive franchise to
Waste Management of Bay County
for the purpose of collecting gar-
bage in the city limits.
Permit for a dock on Lot 2 in River
Bluffs Subdivision requested by
Steve .almer on behalf of Larry
Strongowski was approved by the
commissioners.
The commissioners also approved
paying the first of five monthly
41,000 payments to Florida
Aquastore of Florida for work
done on the water system. Water
and Sewer Commissioner Phillips
said, "I have some questions
about the work done," then he
moved that the city make a "good


faith" first payment. He proposed
that a letter be sent to Aquastore
outlining the areas of dissatisfac-
tion and giving them the oppor-
tunity to correct what he called,
"sloppy work."
Commissioners approved a re-
quest from Nita Molsbee and
Timothy Barooda for advertising
for public hearing on a land use
change and rezoning on 9.96 in a
44.44 in Section 30, township 07
South Range 4 West, located west
of U.S. Highway 98 and south of
Airport Road.
Vance Millender requested to be
able to lease dock space from the
city, but commissioners said there
is none presently available.
On recommendation from Bill
McCartney of Baskerville and
Donovan, the city approved hir-
ing Mark Muschin as their Rural
Development Administration
loan/grant counsel. Muschen is
a member of the firm of Nabors,
SGiblin and Nickerson of Tallahas-
see.
Commissioners agreed to a re-
quest from H.A. (Ras) Larsen to
cut down two pine trees in the
right of way at his home on Fourth
Street West and Avenue B North.
Larsen said that the two trees
were growing into his sewer line
and could damage his house if
they were blown down in a storm.


Thirty Six Graduate at

Carrabelle


Cqs., 7,w

By Rene Topping
Although the weatherman had
predicted a good possibility of rain
for the evening of May 30, the
night was clear and warm as 36
students of. Carrabelle High held
their commencement exercises.
The mild evening saw a large au-
dience of relatives and friends in-
tent upon wishing the graduates
all the best as they'bid farewell to ,
their alma mater. Thirty two of
these students: r planning on'
going further in their education
or going into the military.


The Speaker for the evening was
the noted actor, Burton "Bubba"
Gilliam, who was a fireman for the
Dallas, Texas Fire Department for
14 years before he was discovered
as an actor. He stated that his
only "claim to fame" in those years
was that he was winning more
Golden Gloves championship
fights than anyone else in history.
,,He was offered the role of Floyd
the desk clerk in "Paper Moon"
arid won much critical acclaim.
Mel Brooks called him and offered
him a co-starring role in "Blazing


Saddles," and his acting career
took off from that point. Since that
time he has co-starred in many
other films and television shows.
He played the part of Virgil Mosely
on the hit series "Evening Shade."
He is also-the Picanti man in the
Pace commercials.
Gilliam came to Carrabelle on the
invitation of Brenda Barfield. He
first told about his time in the
movies and then went on to tell a
few jokes. He ended on a more,
serious tone as he told students
that "this word, commencement,
means that this is the time you
will commence the rest of your
lives." He also called for a grass
roots movement to put down "bad
language," both in grammar and
profanity, saying, "it's easier to
say something good than pro-
fane."
Solomon Lowery gave the invoca-
tional, Angela Webster was Salu-
tatorian, and Misty Hitt was Vale-
dictorian. The class presented
flowers to their parents and per-
formed a moving candlelight cer-
emony. Special music was pre-
sented by Kristin Bell who sang
"Letting Go," and Shannon
Gortman who sang "One Clear
Voice."
The diplomas were presented by
School Superintendent Brenda
Galloway along with Chairman of
the School Board Will Kendrick
and Carrabelle School Principal,
Wooten. Martha Kersey was the
pianist and the benediction was
made by David Dempsey.


Valedictorian Misty Hitt gave an
emotional speech in which she
said, "we are a little scared. We
have been a group for so many
years, but now we go our sepa-
rate ways." She thanked the par-
ents, families, friends and teach-
ers.
A highlight was when the presen-
tation of scholarships was made
to several of the graduates. Leon
Bloodworth of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College presented an $800
scholarship to Misty Hitt, who
also won the $1,000 Misty Sex-
ton Memorial Scholarship for best
essay. This award was presented
by Principal Wooten. Will
Kendrick, School Board Chair-
man, presented Franklin County
School Board scholarships to
Misty Hitt and Teri Chambers. He
also presented the Apalachicola
State Bank $500 scholarships to
Ellis Jackson and Andy Webster.
Principal Wooten presented the
Cameron Memorial Scholarship to
Jamie Staggs. Three Florida A&M
scholarships were presented by
Trudy Slaughter. Angle Webster
and Misty Hitt each got a schol-
arship worth $8,000 and one
worth $4,000 went to Solomon
Lowery. North Florida Junior Col-
lege of Madison scholarships were.
awarded to Ellis Jackson and
Shasta Hardman. Business edu-
cation teacher Joann Gander was
emotional as she presented Fu-
,. ture Business Leaders of America
(FBLA) scholarships with gold seal
endorsements to Kim Dempsey,
Shasta Hardman, Ellis Jackson,


Solomon Lowery, Jamie Staggs,
Angie Webster, Misty Hitt and Ivy
Vonier. Misty Hitt was also recipi-
ent of the local FBLA scholarship.
Kim Dempsey, Angie Webster, Ivy
Vonier, Ellis Jackson, Misty Hitt,
Shannon Gortman, Todd Griffith,
Shasta Hardman, Solomon
Lowery and Jamie Hilton were
named as academic students.
Dual enrolled students at Lively
Technical Irstitute were Kristin
Bell, Jeremy Collins, Angelina
Mathes and Joseph Segree.
The students performed an emo-
tional candlelight ceremony in
which the light of the candle was
passed from one graduate to the
next. Class president Angle
Webster. passed the lamp of
knowledge form the senior class
to the president of the junior
class, Lacey Campbell.
Those students graduating (in al-
phabetical order) were: Brandon
Atkinson, Jason Aultman, Rich-
ard Bauer, Kristin Bell, David
Bentley, Teri Chambers, Jeremy
Collins, Tarissa Cone, Chris
Crosby, Michelle Curry, Kirm
Dempsey, Leroy Duval, Chris
Etheridge, Ellis Golden, Shannon
Gortman, Todd Griffith, Shasta
Hardman, Ashley Hickman,
Jamie Hilton, Misty Hitt, Ellis
Jackson, Solomon Lowrey,
Angelina Mathes, Daniel
McKenzie, Alicia Ordonia, Eric
Register, Yoland Reynold, Corey
Segree, Donnie Segree, Joseph
Segree, Jamie Staggs, Shelton
Trail, Brandy Waller, Mathew
Ward and Angie Webster.


Valedictorian Misty Hitt is
congratulated by
Superintendent Galloway.


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Actor Burton Gilliam greets
New Outreach Specialist with graduating senior Jason

Adult Reading Program q


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The Franklin County Adult Read-
ing Program recently gained the
services of Apalachicola native
Pamela Rush as the program's
newest Community Outreach
Specialist.
As a Community Outreach Spe-
cialist, Ms. Rush will work with
students on individual lesson
plans to help them obtain their
Graduate Equivalency Degrees
(GEDs). Rush will also work with
individuals on basic reading and


job readiness skills. "It's what the
student needs," said Rush, "you
interview the students, find out
where they're at and what they
want to do."
Ms. Rush will also help to recruit
students and tutors throughout
the community into the program.
"A lot of people are not aware of
all the things the library has to
offer," she said, "I'd like to see the
community be better aware of
what we have to, offer here."
Previously, Rush worked with
younger individuals in the field of
education. She taught pre-school
children when she lived in Loui-
siana. 'This will be the first time
I've worked with adults," she
Noted.
A self-proclaimed "people person,"
Rush said that she simply enjoys
helping people. "I like to see
people progress in whatever they
may do," said Rush; "it's a good
feeling to know that you're help-
ing the people in the community."
Ms. Rush stated that her main
focuses in the program will be to
help students obtain their GEDs
and improve their job skills. "Our
area is growing so 'much," she
observed, "and there will be a lot
more opportunities for local


Salutatorian Angela Webster
is congratulated by
Superintendent Galloway.

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people...and we need to be trained
to be ready for these jobs."
The importance of education,
noted Rush, was something
stressed by her parents through-
out her life. "They always encour-
aged a continuing education,"
said Rush. She is the daughter of
Orlis and Fay Burton.


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field.
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Magical Ministry Tour Love Center's


Youth Ministry Performs "Perfected Praise


Tour '97" at Chapman Auditorium


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Nearly 50 children from the Love
Center's youth ministry took part
in a musical performance on June
1 at the Chapman Elementary
School auditorium. The perfor-
mance, which was entitled, "Out
of the Mouth of Babes," marked
the beginning of the youth
ministry's Perfected Praise Tour
97.
Members of the youth ministry
performed for more than three
hours at the June 1 event; the
performance preceded a weelk-
ong concert tour that will take
members of the youth ministry to
locations such as St. Augustine
and to the State of South Caro-
lina. Program Director Temolynne
Wintons noted that members of
the youth ministry were getting
ready for an extremely busy week.
Acting Coach Deandra O'Neal re-
quested that those in attendance
include the ministry in their
prayers as the group participated
in the Perfected Praise Tour.


Members in attendance were
treated to a six part musical cel-
ebration which featured the fol-
lowing selections: Introduction,
Praise and Worship, Sing Unto the
Lord, Hunger for Holiness,
Growing' Up and the Finale.
In the Praise and Worship section
of the performance, youth minis-
try members sang, danced and
performed such selections as
"He's God," "If You Can Use Any-
thing" and "Instrument of Praise."
The young members also ad-
dressed the audience between
certain acts by quoting scripture
& explaining the meaning of vari-
ous performances. Bishop Daniel
White joined the children for a
group performance of "Yes, Jesus
Love Me" and other songs during
the section of the performance
entitled Sing Unto the Lord.
The McNair Family staged a mu-
sical performance entitled "Pea-
nut Butter and Jelly" during the


Hunger for Holiness section of the
event. During the musical perfor-
mance, the son (Willie McNair)
informs his mother of a profound
hunger that he has experienced.
When the young man's mother
(Barbara McNair) prepares a pea-
nut butter and jelly sandwich, the
son explains that his soul, rather
than his body, needs nourish-'
ment. A musical refrain follows:
"I don't need no peanut butter and
jelly/ I just want my soul to be
saved."
Ms. Deandra O'Neal, who partici-
pated as the program's Acting
Coach,. later reminded audience
members to listen to the needs of
their children. "Often times, these
children don't want peanut but-
ter and jelly." She continued,
"when you come in contact with
any child, you need to hear them
out. Sometimes they have a hun-
ger on the inside of them."
Program Director Temolynne


Wintons delivered a solo perfor-
mance of the song "Hunger for
Holiness" as the performance con-
tinued; members of the youth
ministry joined in with Wintons
and acted out the meaning. Other
songs during the Hunger for Ho-
liness section of the performance
included "Uphold Me" and
"Whatcha' Lookin' For."
The youth ministry members par-
ticipated in six different groups
during the event; the members
performed in the following groups:
Tri-L: Isiah Buzbee, Damien
Davis, Keith Floyd, Anthony
Franklin, Dominic Lockley, Jor-
dan Lockley, Austin O'Neal,
Antonio Sanders, Alexander
Simmons and Mackenzie Will-
iams.
Precious Hearts: Karen Davis,
Tambra Ducker, Carolyn Floyd,
Keishelle Floyd, Corine Green,
Ryana Lockley, Angelita
Stephens and Anastasia


Townsend.
Blessed Boys: Jerrel Cambell,
Anthony Croom, Eric Ducker,
Freddie Ducker, Albert Floyd,
Lance Rochelle, Kristopher
Stanley, Joshua Stephens and
Jeremy Williams.
Joy: Hope Critton, Keneidra
Cummings, Sheneidra
Cummings, Raevyn Jefferson,
Colela Jones, Tamara Lewis,
Ke'Asha Martin, Tanicia Pugh,
Ashley Williams and Lashonda
Williams.
Tranz Praiz: Michael Baucham,
Gabriel Lockley, Willie McNair,
Allen O'Neal and Michael Pugh.
Heart-2-Heart: Brandi Austin,
Antoinette Ducker, Dekaya
Floyd and Layfette Martin.
Those individuals who partici-
pated with the production of the
event included:
Pastors Daniel and Shirley White,


Minister Temoynne Wintons (Direc-
tor), LaTonya Townsend (Assis-
tant Director & Posters/Program),
Bobby Wintons (Technical Direc-
tor), She'La Martin (Stage Man-
ager), Deandra .O'Neal (Acting
Coach & Promotions), Robert Davis
(House Manager & Posters/Pro-
gram), Nikita Williams (Promo-
tions), Angeline Stanley (Lights,
Wardrobe & Posters/Program),
Barbara McNair (Promotions),
Patricia Cummings (Wardrobe),
Alma Pugh (Publicity), Monica
Buzbee (Back, Stage Crew Chief),
Jhaki Davis (Assistant to the As-
sistant), Petricia Martin (Stage
Setup), Alice Joseph (Tickets & Box
Office), Hampton Mays (Usher),
Dolores Law (Usher), James
Stanley (Usher), Granville Croom
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Willie McNair (Video), Carolyn Wil-
liams (Hospitality), Evaline Moore
(Seamstress), Addie Stephens
(Seamstress), Eddie Joseph III
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George Baker and Margaret Cotter from Channel 13 News visited the
Eastpoint branch of the Franklin County Public Library on June 4 to
film a commercial for the Franklin County Adult Reading Program.
The commercial was sponsored by the Washington-Holmes County
Adult Reading Program. It will be approximately 30 seconds in length
and feature individuals affiliated with the adult reading programs in
Washington, Holmes, Liberty, Calhoun and Franklin Counties. In
Franklin County, tutors, students, community outreach specialists,
VISTA's (Volunteers In Service To America) as well as the literacy and
library directors will appear in the commercial. "We're hoping that
this will have a big impact," said Literacy Director Bonnie Segree. She
continued, "we're trying to make people aware of our program." Ms.
Segree extended her appreciation to Debbie Davidson, Coordinator of
the Washington-Holmes County Adult Reading Program, for her as-
sistance in sponsoring the commercial.


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Weems Memorial Hospital From Page 1
evil that you have to have. It's real cheap, too. It's only about seventy
grand.
Chronicle: What are some of the main needs of Franklin County?
Dixon: Good, stable health care. Health care that's not going to change
from day to day.
Parish: I think we need to encourage the community to support the
physicians they have, because they have a very strong primary care
base right now and some good doctors. The only way to keep those
doctors here is to support them. The only way to bring additional
physicians in is for the community to demonstrate that they will sup-
port those individuals. I think that pediatrics is a necessary function
for any community, especially for one that's isolated. That's what
makes this community a lot different than others. It's 70 miles to
your closest tertiary center...rather than having one 20 miles up the
road. I think pre-natal care is going to be an important factor.
Chronicle: How do you plan to address the needs of Franklin County?
Parish: With pediatric care, we have a pediatrician that's in town. It's
not a permanent fixture, bt we're certainly working with that
individual...and we're working with the health department to try to
bring the pre-natal type care here.
Dixon: We need to get the pre-natal classes going and encourage
these young people having these babies get some care before-hand.
.Parish: We're also looking at trying to go out to other areas in the
county...whether it be Carrabelle or Alligator Point. That's not to say
that we're going out there to put in physician care practices. We'll
certainly do everything we can to take our services there...whether
:that will be, an after-hours emergency room...
Chronicle: Are the emergency rooms that you have mentioned the
same thing as the Satellite Clinics that Michael Lake (former interim
administrator) previously spoke about to the county commission?
Dixon: We're calling them outreaches right now...we've already started
one on St. George Island.
SParish: They are technically what you'd call an after-hours urgent
.care center. It's an alternative for having to come here (to Weems
SMemorial Hospital) to the emergency room.
Chronicle: Are these kind of clinics popular in a small community?
Parish: I don't know anyone else who has tried this, because the
biggest thing is that it's not financially gonna be beneficial...I can't
say that it (the clinic on St. George Island] has been a shot in the arm
for the hospital. But I do feel that like the people who have received
care there probably would have otherwise not been taken care of at
all...A lot of people still don't know it's there. A lot of the tourists
obviously don't know it's there. We are gonna make some efforts to
increase awareness of it. It's a convenience thing more than any-
thing, Hopefully, the community will see that we're trying to be good,
corporate citizens here, too.
Dixon: There has to be something to it, because Bay Medical Center
is opening up one.
Parish: To us, the biggest encouragement to do it is the fact that we
think the people need it...especially the people on the Island. They
need a way to access the care, rather than have to drive all the way
over here. The same thing is true for Carrabelle, as well.
Chronicle: When do you expect the Carrabelle facility to open?

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The hospital's highly improved Operating Room (OR). Some
additions to the OR include an Anesthesia Monitor and an
Electro-Cautery Machine. The Electro-Cautery Machine is
used in homeostasis surgical procedures.
Parish: We're probably gonna run the one on the Island through Oc-
tober and..we don't have the manpower to run two (facilities) at once.
So it will be probably sometime after October. ,
Chronicle: What do you see as some of the greater challenges of
operating a hospital in a smaller community.
Parish: Bigger is always better. People feel like; if they have pneumo-
nia, then obviously since Panama City or Tallahassee is a larger area
and has a larger hospital...that they can get better care there. It's
hard to change people's minds. The biggest challenge is to overcome
the people's reluctance to get care in a small place. Once you've over-
come that, you've obviously got a lot of competition. Health care is an
extremely competitive business. Every hospital everywhere wants these
patients.
A lot of times people don't realize that, just because a physician is in
a rural area or that the nurses tend to work at home where they're
from, people think they're here because they have to be here. They're
here because they chose to be here. Most of them have worked in the
Tallahassee or Panama City area. Some of them still work there, but
yet come to work here because they enjoy it here. The doctors we
have wdnt to the same medical schools as any other doctor...as well
as the nurses and the physicians. Now we have the equipment that's
comparable to anything anywhere. The only problem is that we can't
be everything to everybody.
Dixon: The patients can be taken care of better here in this smaller
environment than they can at Tallahassee Memorial...where it's this
high rise building that's very imposing looking from the outside. From
the inside, you see all employees hurrying around. Well, you don't
have that many employees available to you when you're laying in
your bed. you're probably one of 15 patients that nurse has. Where, if
we have 15 patients in the bed here, I've got two nurses out there on
that floor with the availability of two more...one in the emergency
room and me. So, certainly you can see that the patient ratio is a lot
less so they're (the patients) gonna get a lot more individualized care.
Plus, when they come in here. that nurse taking care of them may be
their neighbor.
Parish: The challenge that every facility, whether rural or urban, is
the financial challenge. The reason why most of these smaller hospi-
tals can't get out of the gutter is because they don't have the financial
backing. That was a lot of the reason why the hospital has struggled
in the past. That's the reason why a lot of hospitals across the, coun-
try are gonna continue to struggle. Apalachicola has been fortunate
enough that a company such as Centennial came in here and saw an
area they wanted to participate with...and they've got the capital and
the financial backing. And they've (Centennial Health Care) proven it
through this major capital infusion. They've taken us to the level of
barely just surviving to the level where... now we want to see what we
can do. Within ten weeks, they took a place where (the saying was),
'Can it be a hospital here?' to (the saying) 'How big of a hospital?'
Dixon: We didn't even have linens. We didn't have pillows when we
started with Centennial.
Parish: Survival is no longer an issue...Our goal is to be able to care
for as many people that are willing to seek care here. We would like to
see an average during the summer of probably 15 patients a day. In
the winter time and the fall, when people typically have more health
problems and require hospitalization, we would like to be able to care
for 20 to 22 (patients). For a county of about 10,000, that's very real-
istic and that's certainly not abusing the system...you need probably
two beds for every 1,000 people.
Chronicle: Do you hope to bring in any specialists to the hospital?
Parish: There are a lot of things that we would like to bring in. What
we're doing is that, rather than us making the decisions, we're gonna
let the medical staff tell us what they feel their needs are. My impres-
sion is that they would like to see internal medicine come
here.. .whether it's on a part-time basis or possibly recruit an internal
medicine physician who has an interest in cardiology and some pul-
monary things. I think we would like to have an orthopedic come



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in..not a full-time orthopedic but at least somebody from either Panama
City or Tallahassee. I think pediatrics is something we really need to
solidify the base for here.
Chronicle: Can you remain a financially viable operation when you
bring in so many specialists and also support a substantial medical
staff?

Parish: We do not have the same approach that the prior hospital
had or a lot of other hospitals have now. We do not. employ the doc-
tors. They all have their own businesses or they work for another
company. What we're doing is that we're gonna provide them with a
hospital, that they can care for their patients in...and we're gonna
provide them with any support they need to help make their business
stronger. But, we're not in the position right now to pay the doctors
the salaries. Doctors know how to make money in a doctor's office.
Business people typically don't know how to run a doctor's office.
Doctors have made money ever since there has been a medical'
profession...unless there's a valid reason here, any physician that
chooses to be on staff here and continually wants to utilize the
facility...they'll get those privileges. That's up to the medical staff to
decide whether or not they get the credentials.
Dixon: That's (getting credentials) where they (physicians) go and
request of the medical staff to be a part of their membership.
Parish: Any- doctor that's allowed to utilize this hospital has to go
through what's called a credential process. We have to verify the un-
dergraduate school he went to, the medical school, that he has a
license and DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) number. He has to have
liability insurance. We have to check professional references to make
sure he's a qualified doctor. He has to go through all these hoops
before we will let him treat a patient in this hospital. He can come to
town and be unqualified. If people want to see him, they can. That's
nothing we can control. Before we're gonna let him treat somebody in
this facility or see a patient in our emergency room, we're guarantee-
ing that to the community.
Chronicle: How will you address the problem of collecting indigent
care payments?
Parish: Our goal is to run an efficient operation. Hopefully, we'll have
the volume that we'll need. There's a cost of doing business any-
where. There's a bad debt allowance whether you're in the health
- care field or any other field. We don't feel like it's necessarily 100
percent the county's responsibility to pay for the people that can't
pay that can't pay for themselves. Unless it's an emergency thing,
we're not gonna do an elective surgery here for somebody's who's not
willing to pay. If someone comes into the emergency room that's deathly
ill, then sure we'll take care of them. As far as indigent care, we'll try
to collect our money. But you can't always get blood out of a turnip.
If they purchase a service from us, it's that individual's responsibility
to pay for his bills. It's not the county's responsibility to pay us every
time we can't collect money from somebody.
Dixon: We're also working out hiring a social worker who can steer
these individuals into areas where they can get the money. We're
working very closely with the health department. The health depart-
ment is working very closely with us to compliment one another. This
is the first time in many years that the two have worked together so,
closely.
Parish: We're leasing a building form the county and hopefully we'll
be good tenants for them..
Final Note: The current active staff members at Weems Memorial Hos-
pital include Chief of Staff Dr. Photis Nichols, Dr. Sereebutra Chai,
General Surgeon Dr. Scott Smith, Emergency Room Director Dr.
Maurice Ramirez, Dr. Thomas Merrill, Dr. Nancy Chorba, Dr. Susan
Sislow, Dr. Edward Saunders, courtesy staff member Dr. Shakra
Junejo with the Franklin County Public Health Unit and Dr. K.S.
Serai. Physical Assistants Hank Cozine, Wayne Blevins and Dana
Holton were also credited for their work with the hospital.









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Medical Technologist Judy Jones with Director of Nurses
Shirley Dixon show off some new lab equipment. Some of
the new equipment added to the lab includes a Complete
Blood Count Machine which has the ability to diagnose
anemia, low or high blood value and viral or bacterial
infections. Another addition to the lab includes an Arterial
Blood Gas Machine which has the capability of measuring
oxygen and carbon dioxide in an individual's blood.
Dr. Cognetta Honored


By Carol Ann Vandegrift
Dr. Armand Cognetta, Jr. and
Dermatology Associates of Talla-
hassee staff members were hon-
ored at a Carrabelle-style seafood
dinner given May 31, 1997 at the
United Methodist Church. Myrt
and Zeke Corley spear-headed the
event, which was attended by an
estimated 100 former and present
patients of the doctor, "He's a pre-
cious doctor," Myrt Corley said.
"We just wanted to show him how
much we love him." Dr. Cognetta
was presented a plaque with a
sailboat on it and the inscription,
"Appreciation Day for Dr.
Cognetta and his staff' and the


[yrtice Corley, Cecil Millender,
izelAlmand, Armand Cognetta
a.

date. Mrs. Corley said the "food
on top of food" included oysters,
squid, shrimp, flounder and mul-
let with all the trimmings. The
oysters were donated by Cat
Stiner. The late Howard Almand,
former pastor of the church, sug-
gested such an occasion about
three years ago, saying in refer-
ence to Dr. Cognetta, "One. day,
he's going to get his reward in
heaven." Hazel Cook and Mrs.
Corley organized the event. Open
invitations were posted at various
locations around town, but it is
feared that a lot of people who
would have come didn't see the
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St. Joe Corporation From Page 1.
First, while it will not result in a ready, fire, aim kind of atti-
tude, I think you will find me active in moving toward a strat-
ey and execution. Most successful managers I know agree
that far more mistakes or missed opportunities have come
from moving too slowly than from quickly too quickly.
Time and indecision are enemies in the business world and,
without being a gunslinger, we need to create an active and
proactive environment that studies and then acts decisively.
Second, I intend to foster an attitude that is aggressive.
By aggressive, I mean seeking and innovative and experi-
mental and provocative and vigorous. I do not mean rude, or
difficult to deal with, or unfair. I want St. Joe to be a place
that people want to do business with because they know they
can get answers quickly, and they are dealing with smart
people who will think about things in a focused way, make
decisions and move on.
Third, our company must create an environment that our
employees, customers and clients will always perceive as
fair. I want to be a company that people look forward to deal-
ing with, will seek out when they have great ideas, will want
to experiment with and, as we grow, will perceive as a place
where they would eagerly seek employment.
Fourth, I want to create an environment that is inventive
and creative. I have spent the last 11 years of my life in one
of the most creative organizations in the world, and the last
few running the part that is in many ways the heart and soul
of that creativity-so this is an instinct I come by naturally
and enjoy. I want very much for St. Joe to be a place that is
experimental without being naive, curious without being reck-
less, always asking questions and seeking new ways of look-
ing at things, and always eager to listen to a new idea.
Finally, I want to be very involved in this process. One of
the advantages of St. Joe compared with a much larger com-
pany is that there is an opportunity to personally touch more
of the decisions, at least in this early stage, and take the time
to understand the businesses and be involved in them. As we
grow, we will lose that luxury to some degree, but I relish it
now and really want to take advantage of it.
If we can foster an organization and a group of employees
who have these instincts and who think about the world this
way, then I know we can be an organization that can in-
crease shareholder value, provide a rewarding environment
for our employees, and produce results in which all of us,
employees and shareholders alike, can take pride.
Coming to Jacksonville is a little like coming home for me.
This is actually the third time I have lived in north Florida,
and I am comfortable here. Ironically, I probably have as many
friends in Jacksonville because of my past history than in
any single city in the country.
My wife, Lee Ann, does not have this background, but I am
sure she will feel the same as I do very quickly. Our children
are very young; our daughter, Mahala, is almost five and start-
ing kindergarten in the fall, and our son, Harry, is just two.
We know this area will be a great place to raise them...
Florida is also the right place to be as we approach the new
century. I believe the future of Florida within the next 25
years {that is as far ahead as I can think about it) is bright
and active. One of the secrets that we need to untap is how to
position St. Joe as part of the state's growth. Whether we will
stay primarily a Florida company, which St. Joe has certainly
been for most of its life, or will branch out beyond that is
something about which I am not yet certain. Still, with the
real estate holdings we have in Florida, it is certain that we
will be a major part of Florida's, future for some time to come,
no matter what else we may get involved in.
I am delighted to be here, and I am excited about starting the
process to unlock this enormous potential. We have already
added key staff members, are tapping our Board's substan-
tial resources to make sure we get their best thinking on our
growth strategy, and we have started pulling in creative think-
ing from any available source in order to get the best minds
focused on St. Joe's future. We begin with an impressive ba-
sis in physical assets, and I will continue the process the
Board has started of examining those assets to decide whether
they should remain a part of the new St. Joe. We will evalu-
ate the best ways possible to use the assets we retain, and
we will start to chart a course that can build on them in the
most efficient manner possible.
As I write about these fabulous assets, I must note the con-
tributions of three individuals who have played a critical role
in creating them. Win Thorton is retiring after 37 years with
the Company. He will continue as a St. Joe Board member
and I look forward to his playing an active role as we move
forward. Robert Nedley is retiring from both the Company
and the St. Joe Board after 35 years with the Company. And
Jake Belin is retiring as Chairman of the Executive Commit-
tee after 59 years of service, and will remain on the St. Joe
Board. On behalf of all the shareholders, I want to thank
Win, Bob and Jake for their great contributions. St. Joe would
not be positioned where it is today without the timeless ef-
forts of all three of these men, and for that we are all grateful.
We look forward to building on this great foundation.
When I write to you again next year, I will give you the broad
outlines of a strategy that we have evolved over 1997 with a
more specific point of view.
Let us declare that we have begun. I look forward to helping
you track our progress as we move into these exciting times.
Peter S. Rummell, Chairman
St. Joe Corporation
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II. Background: Continuing Operations
General. St. Joe, a Florida corporation formed in 1936 is a diversified
company engaged primarily in the transportation, real estate, for-
estry and sugar industries.. Until the second quarter of 1996, the
Company was also engaged in communications and the manufacture
and distribution of forest products.
During 1996 the Company disposed of its communications segment,
and linerboard mill and container plants. The Company has continu-
ing operations in the following industry segments: (i) Transportation-
the transportation of goods by rail; (ii) Real Estate-the development,
construction and management, sale and leasing of real estate; (iii)
Forestry-the growing and harvesting of timber; (iv) Sugar-the grow-
ing of sugarcane and processing of sugarcane into raw sugar; and (v)
Other-primarily corporate/parent general and administrative
expenses.
On March 6, 1997, officials of the linerboard mill at Port St. Joe,
Florida, announced that the mill will be shut down beginning in April
1997 for an indefinite period of time due to soft market conditions in
the paper industry. The Company is currently evaluating the impact
of this shutdown on its forestry and transportation segments. The
financial impact to those segments' operations is uncertain at this
time. However, a long term shutdown would have a significant im-
pact on both segments results and they are currently considering
alternatives.
Transportation. The Company owns 54% of FECI which in turn owns
100% of Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC) and 80% of the
stock of International Transit, Inc. (ITI). The Company also owns and
operates Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company (ANRR).
Both FEC and ANRR are subject to regulation by the Surface Trans-
portation Board of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and in
some areas, the State of Florida. These governmental agencies must
approve, prior to implementation, changes in areas served and cer-
tain other changes in operations of FEC and ANRR.
"he principal business of FEC is that of a common carrier of goods by
':ail along the east coast of Florida. The mainline extends from Jack-
sonville in the north, to Miami in the south, with a branch line ex-
cending west from Fort Pierce to Lake Harbor. Principal commodities
carried by FEC in its rail service include automotive vehicles, crushed
stone, cement, trailers-on-flatcars, containers-on-flatcars and basic
consumer goods such as food. FEC is the only railroad serving the
area between Jacksonville and West Palm Beach on the east coast of
Florida. Competition comes from common motor carriers throughout
the entire transportation system and CSX Transportation, Inc. over
that section of track extending southward from West Palm Beach to
Miami.
ITI is a common motor carrier providing truckload service through-
out most of the southeastern U.S. ITI was acquired by FECI at the
beginning of the second quarter of 1995, and competes with other
common motor truckload carriers throughout the Southeast.
ANRR is a short-line railroad that operates exclusively within the
panhandle of the state of Florida from Port St. Joe to Chattahoochee
where it connects with an unaffiliated carrier. Although it is a com-
mon carrier, most of ANRR business consists of carrying coal and
items related to wood. Shipments of wood and wood products are a
significant portion of ANRR's revenues. ANRR's operations would be
significantly impacted by the linerboard mill's announced shutdown,
if the shutdown extends for a long period of time without ANRR being
able to replace this revenue source. ANRR is currently considering its
alternatives to replace this potential loss of revenue and or attempt to'
mitigate its financial impact.
Real Estate. The real estate segment of the Company consists of two
operations, one a division of St. Joe known as Southwood Properties
{Southwood), which is primarily involved in resort and residential
development, and GCC,' a wholly owned subsidiary of FECI which is
primarily involved in commercial and industrial real estate develop-
ment. Property included in this segment is suited for development in
a variety of areas including, commercial, industrial, residential, re-
s6rt and mixed-use development.
In the first quarter of 1997, the Company hired a new Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer and a new General Counsel whose specialties
include large scale real estate planning, permitting and development.
Under new management, the Company intends to take a more active,
aggressive and concentrated approach to plan, attain approvals and
develop its well situated properties as and when the market permits.
Those properties that the Compaiy does not elect to develop may be
sold to third parties, or utilized inroint ventures or exchanged. This .
new expertise combined with the Company's more aggressive approach
to its land holdings may result in a more active land development
segment than historical levels.
The Company has historically not incurred debt in the development
of its various real estate projects. Development activities have been
funded to date from internally generated cash flows.. As the Company
moves forward under new management, debt may be incurred in those
situations where the use of financing leverage is appropriate to maxi-
mize cash flow and enhance returns.
The growth of Florida's panhandle, where the Company owns signifi-
cant acreage, is expected to continue, although at a lesser rate than
is generally expected for the rest of the state. Florida's fastest
population and employment growth areas continue to be along
both coasts (excluding the panhandle region) and central Florida.
Florida's growth is expected to continue to provide significant
real estate development opportunities for the Company. That de-
velopment, however, is subject to land use and environmental regu-
lations which continue to become more complex and burdensome.
Development of real property in Florida entails an extensive approval
process which involves multiple regulatory agencies often with over-
lapping jurisdictions. The process requires compliance with the Local
Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regu-
lation Act (the "Growth Management Act"). In addition, development
projects that exceed certain specified regulatory thresholds require
approval of a comprehensive Development of Regional Impact (DRI)
application by a.state-appointed regional planning council. Compli-
ance with the Growth Management Act and the DRI process is usu-
ally lengthy and costly and can be expected to material affect the
Company's real estate development activities.
Southwood manages approximately 49,000 acres that the Company
owns in the Florida panhandle and in St. Johns County. These wooded
properties include substantial gulf, lake and riverfront acreage and
may be well suited to residential and resort development, including
development as large residential and mixed-use planned communi-
ties. A portion of the Company's property along the northwestern
coast of Florida may also be suitable for commercial or industrial
development. Sbuthwood's general strategy for developing its resi-
dential and mixed-use properties is to develop a master plan, secure
governmental approvals, prepare and record protective covenants and
restrictions including architectural guidelines and controls, install
the major,infrastructure improvements, such as sewers, utilities and
roads, and sell lots and or acreage to builders or individuals for con-
struction. The Company does not presently build individual homes.
Southwood currently has four lot developments underway; three sub-
divisions in Bay County, totaling 93 lots, and one, totaling 18 lots, in
Walton County. The Company is also currently evaluating its other
holdings to determine the market's readiness for additional develop-
ment.
GCC owns and manages approximately 19,100 acres within 14 coun-
ties including several high-growth areas' along Florida's east coast,
such as, West Palm Beach, Melbourne-Titusville, Daytona Beach,
Jacksonville, Miami-Hialeah and the Fort Pierce area. It also owns a
78.6-acre tract of land in Orlando, Florida capable of being developed
into 1.2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space. The
primary focus of GCC's development activities has been the Miami
and Jacksonville areas. GCC, because of its land holdings and cash
position, has been able to develop new projects as these highly com-
petitive markets have recovered from the over-building of the late
1980's. The Company plans to operate in these markets, as well as


the Orlando market, while at the same time evaluating other Florida
and southeastern markets to potentially provide geographic diversity
to its current portfolio.
GCC at December 31, 1996, had 55 buildings totaling 4.7 million
rentable square feet of office and industrial space which were 93%
leased. This compares to 50 buildings totaling 4.1 million rentable
square feet in 1995 which were 95% leased. Seven new buildings
were under construction on December 31, 1996 which will add ap-
proximately .9 million square feet of rentable space when completed
in 1997.
Forestry. The Company owns approximately 700,000 acres of
plantable pine timberland, of which approximately 665,000 acres are
situated in northwestern Florida and the remaining 35,000 acres are
situated in southern Georgia. Currently, approximately 638,000 acres
have been planted as managed plantations to facilitate harvesting
and reforestation and to maximize timber yields. During the current
planting season, November 1996 through the end of February
1997. the Comuany planted approximately 14 million seedlings
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The Franklin Chronicle 13 June 1997 Page:.


DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS. The skyline at Port St. Joe,
Florida, is much the same except the fires below the stacks
have been closed down while the linerboard factory, now
owned by Florida Coast Paper Company, is still closed. The
on 17,000 acres. T~heCompany owns, in total, approximately 1 mil-
lion acres of land.
ISix forestry units and a wood procurement unit manage the timber -
'ands. The timberlands are harvested by local independent contrac-
tors pursuant to agreements which generally are renewed annually.
The major customer for the timber harvested from the Company's
timberlands has been and continues to be the Company's former
linerboard mill which was sold on May 30, 1996. Wood is supplied to
tie mill pursuant to the negotiated wood fiber supply agreement ex-
ecuted at the time of sale. As tonnage required to be supplied ul-
'der the agreement decreases, the Company intends to allow its
'forests to grow for longer periods shifting the timber to higher
:margin products. The performance of the forestry segment may de-
cline in the near term as that shift occurs.
Sales to the mill accounted for 74% of the segment's sales in 1996
compared to 77% in 1995. As mentioned above, the mill's announced
indefinite shutdown could have significant financial impact on this
segment's operations if the shutdown extends for a long period of
iiine without the revenue source being replaced. Forestty is currently
'considering its alternatives to replace this potential loss of revenue or
miitigate its financial impact.
rhe Company has wood chipping facilities located at Lowry and New-
port, Florida, and operates a nursery located in Capps, Florida.
sugar. The Company owns Talisman Sugar Corporation (TSC), a
roer of sugarcane located in the fertile Belle Glade area in south
central Florida. In addition to growing sugarcane, TSC harvests the
tane and processes the cane into raw sugar.
The Company owns approximately 48,600 acres of agricultural land
nd leases approximately 6,400 acres for use in its sugarcane grow-
g operation. Sugarcane production and processing is seasonal in
nature. Sugarcane plantings generally yield two harvests before re-
lanting is necessary. The Company harvests its sugarcane crop in
e-year cycles, as do other Florida producers. The Company gener-
lly plants sugarcane in the fall of each year. Harvesting of a crop
generally commences in October of each year and continues into the
allowing March. During the 1996-1997 crop year TSC grew sugar-
cane on approximately 49,000 acres of land. The Company's sugar
mill has-a.grinding capacity of approximately. 11,500 tons. of sugar-,.
cane per day. The Company ground approximately 1,202,000 tons of
sugarcane in 1996, approximately 1,386,000 tons in 1995 and ap-
proximately 1,184,000 tons of sugarcane in 1994 from Company-
operated lands. Total raw sugar production for the Company was
approximately 117,000 tons in 1996, 138,000 tons in 1995, and
S '114,000 tons in 1994.
Fhe majority of the Florida sugarcane producers, including TSC, har-
vest sugarcane using mechanical cane harvesters which reduce sig-
hificantly the labor requirements, resulting in substantial cost sav-
irngs and more efficient and timely grinding of the sugarcane even at
the expense of decreased yields.
The sugar mill is virtually energy self-sufficient, with almost all of its
energy requirements supplied through the use of bagasse, a by-prod-
uct of the mill's cane grinding operations. The Company harvests and
processes its sugarcane into raw sugar and sells its entire produc-
tion to Everglades Sugar Refinery, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Savannah Foods &c Industries, Inc. Under the contract, the Comn-
Spany is paid for its sugar based on market prices.
In 1994, the State of Florida enacted the Everglades Forever Act which
significantly affects agriculture in the Everglades Agricultural Area
i(EAA). The Act calls for the creation of six Stormwater Treatment
iAteas (STA) as buffers between the Everglades Protection Area and
Sthe EAA. The Act imposes substantial taxes on TSC (approximately
F$1.3 million was paid in 1996 and 1995, respectively) and other agri-
'cultural interests to pay for construction of the STAB. The Company
also must maintain compliance with the Clean Air Act.
'Discontinued Operations
Oh April 11, 1996, St. Joe Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsid-
iary of the Company, sold the stock of St. Joe Communications, Inc.
(.1SJCI) to TPG Communications, Inc. SJCI also sold its interests in
,three remaining cellular limited partnerships. A fourth cellular lim-
iited partnership was sold in 1995. These sales represented the
,Company's entire Communications segment.


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administrative offices are still active but a spokesperson
at the company said there are no immediate plans to re-
open the plant. She added, "Even though we're down, we're
still busy."'

On May 30, 1996, the Company sold its linerboard mill and con-
tainer plants. As part of the sale, the Company accepted a $10 mil-
lion senior subordinated note. The Company remains contingently
liable for up to $10 million relating to.On-Site Environmental Liabili-
ties as defined in the sales agreement. The Company further agreed
to reimburse up to $1 million for certain remediation activities at the
linerboard mill, if such activities were required under environmental
laws.
Approximately $359.3 million of proceeds from these sales have been
held in special accounts during 1996. A formal plan of liquidation
was adopted on February 25, 1997, and a distribution of net pro-
ceeds in partial liquidation of $10 per share is scheduled for March
31, 1947, for stockholder's of record on March 21, 1997. It is cur-
rently anticipated that remaining net proceeds of approximately $1.00
per share will also be distributed later this year after further costs
and expenses of the sales have been accounted for.
Sale of these operations will materially lower the Company's rev-
enues from historical levels. Distribution of the net proceeds in
partial liquidation will also materially reduce cash. Accordingly, fu-
ture net income, earnings per share and cash flows may also be ma-
terially different than historical levels.

III. Financial Position
General. In 1996 the Company continued to have a strong balance
sheet although the composition of that balance sheet has changed
dramatically since the sale of the mill 'container plants and the com-
munications segment. Except for the distribution in partial liquida-
tion, management's long standing policy of retaining funds to finance
capital additions was continued in 1996. Cash, short-term invest-
ments and marketable securities totaled $819.9 million at December
31, 1996 versus $304 million at December 31, 1995. The majority of
this increase is due to approximately $359.3 million of proceeds from
the sales which have been held in special accounts during 1996. A
formal plan of liquidation was adopted on February 25, 1997, and a,
distribution of net proceeds of the sales in partial liquidation of $10
per share is payable on March 31, 1997, for stockholders of record on
March 21, 1997. It is currently anticipated that remaining net pro-
ceeds of approximately $1.00 per share will also be distributed later
this,year.,after further .costs and .exipe.ses of the sale has been ac-
counted for Unrealized gains on marketable securities available for
sale increased 820.7 million over 1995.
Net working capital (current assets less current liabilities) increased
to $573.7 million at December 31, 1996 a 26.7% increase over 1995's
$452.7 million. Excluding the $359.3 million in special accounts, net
working capital would have been $214.4 million at December 31, 1996.
Excluding the $296.0 million of net assets of discontinued operations
included in 1995's working capital, net working capital would have
been $156.7 million at December 31, 1995. This "adjusted" net work-
ing capital reflects an increase of 36.8% from 1995 to 1996. The cur-
rent ratio fell to 11.1 in 1996 from 11.3 in 1995.
During 1995, 'the Company paid off its long-term debt and short-
term borrowings, except for those related to the communications seg-
ment which were assumed as part of that sale. Those payments
amounted to $28.9 'million.
Stockholders' equity at December 31, 1996 was $39.25 per share,
compared to $33.31 per share in December 31, 1995, an increase of
$5.94 or 17.8% from 1995. After the $10.00 share distribution of net
proceeds referred to above stockholders' equity will be $29.25 per
share. Over the last five years, stockholder equity has increased 43.2%.
Capital Resources. Property, plant and equipment additions were
$64.3 million in 1996 compared to $78.8 million iA 1995 and $65.5
million in 1994. The majority of these additions, $43.7 million, relate
to real estate development and construction which are funded for the
most part out of FEC's operations.
Currently, GCC has seven buildings totaling approximately 856,000
square feet, under construction which should be completed in 1997.
These seven buildings consist of one office building of 127,000 square
feet, two office showroom warehouses totaling 202,000 square feet,
three office warehouses totaling 423,000 square feet and a rail ware-
house of 104,000 square feet. Budgeted costs to complete these
projects approximates $22.3 million.


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St. Joe Corporation From Page 8
It is anticipated that during 1997, capital expenditures for residen-
t tial real estate will increase as compared to historical levels as
the Company more actively pursues land development of its
Southwood properties consistent with each market's ability to
absorb such development. However, no current estimate of that
amount is available as new management is still evaluating the prop-
erties and potential. The Company plans to fund such expenditures
from internally generated cash.


The Company has historically not incurred debt in the development
of its various real estate projects, funding instead from internally
generated cash flows. As the Company moves forward under new
management, debt may be incurred in those situations where the
use of financing leverage is appropriate to maximize cash flow and
enhance returns.
Environmental. The Company is subject to costs arising out of envi-
ronmental laws and regulations, which include obligations to remove
or limit the effects on the environment of the disposal or release of
certain wastes or substances at various sites, including sites which
have been previously sold. It is the Company's policy to accrue and
charge against earnings environmental cleanup costs when it is prob-
able that a liability has been incurred and an amount is reasonably
estimable. As assessments and cleanup proceed, these accruals are
reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, as additional information be-
comes available.
The Company is clirrently a party to, or involved in, legal proceedings
directed at the cleanup of six Superfund sites. The Company has
accrued its total estimated cleanup costs for these six sites. Based
upon management's evaluation of the other potentially responsible
parties, the Company does not expect to incur additional amounts
even though the Company has joint and several liability. Other pro-
ceedings involving environmental matters such as alleged discharge
of oil or waste material into water or soil are pending against the
Company.
On May 30, 1996, the Company sold its linerboard mill and con-
tainer plants. As part of the sale, the Company remains contingently.
liable for up to $10 million relating to On-Site Environmental Liabili-
ties (as defined in the sales agreement) as long as they are discovered
within three years of the closing date of the sale and the Company
has, except in limited circumstances, received invoices for them within
five years of the closing date. The Company has no obligation for
costs incurred by the buyer to comply with Title V of the Clean Air Act
or the Cluster Rules. On-Site Environmental Liabilities arising from
environmental conditions caused from activities both before and af-
ter the closing date are to be allocated among the parties based on
relative contribution. The agreement provided the exclusive remedy
for On-Site Environmental Liabilities which relate to matters within
the property lines of real property conveyed under the agreement.
The Company's obligation to pay $10 million for On-Site Environ-
mental Liabilities existing on the closing date is subject to cost shar-
ing with the buyer according to the following schedule: the first $2.5
million by buyer, the next $2.5 million by the Company; the next $2.5
million by the buyer; the next $2.5 million by the Company, the next
$2.5 million by the buyer and the next $5 million by the Company.
The Company also agreed to reimburse up to $1 million for certain
remediation activities at the linerboard mill, if such activities were
required under environmental laws under the following schedule: the
first $.2 million by the Company, the next $.3 million by the buyer,
the next $.3 million by the Company, the next $.3 million by the
buyer, the next $.5 million by the Company, the next $.5 million by
the buyer with any remaining amounts treated as On-Site -Environ-
mental Liabilities. No known matters exist which,-pursuant to this
contingent liability, would require funding or accrual in the Company's
financial statements.
EPA has proposed to amend federal air standards for particulate. If
the proposed rule is adopted, the new standard would be more strin-
gent than the current standard and could cause the Company to
incur substantial costs to maintain compliance. However, there would
be a lengthy regulatory process to implement the new standard, so
that installation of any new controls that might ultimately be required
would not be expected to occur for at least five years.
It is not possible to quantify future environmental costs because many
issues relate to actions by third parties or changes in environmental
regulation. However, based on information presently available, man-
agement believes that the ultimate disposition of currently known
matters will not have a material effect on the financial position, re-
sults of operations, or liquidity of the Company. Aggiegate environ-
mental-related accruals were $5.5 million and $6.2 million as of De-
cember 31,' 1996 and 1995', respectively.
The St. Joe Corporation is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Suite 400 duPont Center, 1650 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida
32207, 904-396-6600, Fax: 904-396-4042.


Transportation Contrasts


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footing of the Gorrie Bridge on a
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Franklin County and Apalachi-
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vast differences not only in trans-
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serenity of a horse-drawn ride
through the historic city.
Operated by Apalachicola native
Phyllis Bran, "Pete" pulls a rep-
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turn-bf-the-century prototype
built in Indiana. "Pete" is a thor-
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Phyllis is a fifth generation
Apalachicolan. Her mother and
father are Margarie Falk Moses
and Paul Orr. Her grandfather, the
late H.H. Falk, Sr., was a self-
employed contractor, operating
Falk and Donato Construction.
In the first week of June 1997,
Phyllis launched her new busi-
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Tours, Inc." This trip surely wins
over a motoring among various
Apalachicola sights in a rig un-
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attendants, with special brakes,
running lights, turn signals, a
"pooper-scooper" (known as the
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of oak with a leather interior.
Video services are also available
for weddings and other occasions.
Ryan O'Neal is head operator and
a 6th generation Apalachicolan.
He is the grandson of the late Leon
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Riders and other travelers to this
area can enjoy leisurely rides next
to attractive and historic back-
grounds and smell only the scent
of warm sea and river breezes.
Many wedding parties have al-
ready been booked as Phyllis Blan
continues to promote another at-
tractive way to fully appreciate
Franklin County's unique history
and beauty. Her service may be
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The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross, in prepara-
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son, has recently produced
133,000 copies of the 1997 Hur-
ricane Survival Guide. The guide
is part of the regional hurricane
awareness program prepared by
the Capital Area Chapter, your
County Emergency Management
Office and the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council. The guide con-
tains tips and suggestions on how
to prepare for a storm, evacuation
routes, Shelter locations and what
to expect after a storm. Also in-
cluded is a hurricane tracking
map as well as a storm surge and
evacuation map.


In Florida, we are particularly
vulnerable to severe weather and
the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross believes that
awareness and pre-planning are
the keys to survival. We believe
every family in our community
should receive and read this im-
portant guide. Copies of the guide
may be obtained at the following
locations:
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
187 Office Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
Taylor County Courthouse
(Lower Level)
Perry, FL
Your County Emergency Man-
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Tallahassee at 878-6080 and one
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