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The Published Every Other Friday





Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


Franklin Test Results at Bottom of
List Among Neighboring Counties
A Report and Commentary by Tom W. Hoffer, Publisher
The 1998 Writing Assessment results recently announced by the Fran-
klin School District and the Florida Dept. of Education reflect some
improvement over the 1997 results, but in Grades 4,8 and 10 the
1998 scores are at the bottom of the list, when compared with neigh-
boring counties Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty and Wakulla. The combined
scores consist of averages of "Writing to Explain" and "Writing to Tell
a Story," as depicted in the table presented below.

1998 Florida Writing Assessment Program Results
Grade 4 Grade 8 Grade 10
County Average Scores Average Scores Average Scores
to to to to... Combined to to Co-.
Xpono a Story epil.a. Convince Bplldn ConAi.lc bled
Calhoun 3.1 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.8 3.5 3.6
Franklin 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.4 3.2 3.3
Gulf 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.2 3.1 3.1
Liberty 2.7 2.8 2.8 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.4
Walkulla 3.0 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.6 3.8
STATEWIDE 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.6

The combined average for Franklin, for Grade 4, is the lowest with an
average of 2.5 among the neighboring counties, where the highest
average was recorded for Calhoun, 3.3. In Grade 8 scores, Franklin'
was at the bottom of the neighboring counties with an average score
of 2.7. The highest was recorded in Wakulla schools, 3.5. Tenth grade
averages for Franklin were among the lowest among neighboring coun-
ties at 3.3. The highest averages in that Same group came from Wakulla
county with a 3.8.
The state averages were 3.0 (Grade 4), 3.3 (Grade 8 and 3.6 (Grade
10), combined scores.
Some may argue that the comparative data are not always relevant
since school districts do not "compete" with each other in terms of
these scores. However, geographically speaking, many of these same
school districts in neighboring areas are subject to the similar condi-
tions such as tax base, facilities, numbers of teachers, teacher-stu-
dent ratios and family involvement that may account for differences.
Of course, the test does not sort out those factors.
Nearly all 67 districts marked some improvement in test scores over-
all compared to 1997 results. That phenomena opens up questions
about the testing process itself, not the performance of the students
on the test. The fact still remains that Franklin results are below the
state-averages.


District Students Gradually Improve

in State Writing Assessment

Franklin County School District students from the 4th, 8th and 10th
grades posted slightly higher scores in the 1998 Florida Writing As-
sessment Program, compared to those scores of the previous year,
however, all scores did remain lower than the state average.
In the category of Writing to Explain, local 4th grade students posted
a score of 2.7, an increase from the previous year's score of 2.1. Those
students from the 8th grade produced a score of 2.7; this was an
increase over last year's score of 2.5. And local 10th grade students
posted a score of 3.4; this score increased from the previous year's
score of 3.1. The statewide average in the category of Writing to Ex-
plain was 3.0 for 4th grade students, 3.4 for 8th grade students and
3.6 for 10th grade students.
In the category of Writing to Tell a Story, local 4th grade students
produced a score of 2.3; this score decreased from the previous year's
score of 2.6 in that category. The statewide average in the category of
Writing to Tell a Story was 3.1.
In the category of Writing to Convince, local 8th grade students posted
a score of 2.7, which was identical to the previous year's score. The
score for local 10th grade students in this category was 3.2; this was
down from the previous year's score of 3.3. The statewide average in
the category of Writing to Convince was 3.2 for 8th grade students
and 3.5 for 10th grade students.
Overall, local students in each grade improved their combined score
0.1 percent. The combined score for 4th grade students was 2.5. This
was an improvement over last year's score of 2.4, but well below the
state average of 3.0. The combined score for 10th grade students was
2.6. This was the same as last year's score, but below the state aver-
age of 3.3. Students from the 10th grade posted a combined score of
3.3. This was an improvement over last year's score of 3.2, but just
below the state average of 3.6.
Superintendent Brenda Galloway stated that the school district has
been working with students on their writing skills on a continual
basis. "The students have shown an overall improvement this year,"
she said, "and we hope to have those scores up to state average next
year."


This 1998 Western Star Tractor driven by 55-year old Bobby Curry of
Carrabelle collided with a ford van off State Road 377 and Highway
98 (the "Y") on May 12 at 9:25 a.m. (this story continues on page 10).


Carrabelle City Attorney Ann Cowles, file photo.

Inside
Franklin Briefs .................. ........................ Page 2
Times Manager ....................................... Page 3
Apalachicola City Commission .................. Page 4
Tate's Hell ................................... Page 5
Speaking Contest ...................................... Page 6
Tour of Homes .......................................... Page 7
FCAT Tables ............................................. Page 9


Franklin FCAT Results

Fall Below State Averages

Local results of the first administration of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) given to 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th grade stu-
dents in the Franklin District were released on May 11th.
The new comprehensive exams will be used to set clear goals for indi-
vidual students for reading and mathematics achievement. A second
purpose is to clearly communicate to Florida citizens how many stu-
dents are meeting these goals. Parents will shortly receive a report
this week or next on their child's performance, which indicates the
percentage of content the student responded to correctly on each
section and subsection of the FCAT. The report will also indicate to
parents whether their child performed in the upper, middle, or lower
third for the math and reading sections. Next year, parents will re-
ceive a report which indicates the achievement level their child has
attained in match and reading.
The FCAT is a very different text than the basic skills tests like the
High School Competency. test. A minimum competency test can be
thought of as a 12-inch rules.on which most students score near the
end of the 12-inch end of the ruler because the content of the test is
restricted to levels that every student is expected to achieve. The FCAT
is like a yardstick on which students can be measured throughout.
the length of the yardstick to very challenging levels of difficulty. The
FCAT reflects the achievement of problem solving and thinking skills
by testing high levels of mathematics and reading achievement and
utilizing performance tasks. The FCAT contains test items and per-
formance tasks that are challenging for students at all levels of aca-
demic achievement.
This year, the average total score on the FCAT, which was adminis-
tered to more than 550,000 students in Florida schools was 300,
based on a scale of 100 to 500. Subscores are percent scores ranging
from a possible O percent to 100 percent, representing the percent-
age of test content that the student responded to correctly. The high-
est average statewide subscore for any FCAT test was a 65 for Litera-
ture on the Grade 10 reading test. The lowest average statewide
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May 15 28, 1998


Carrabelle City Attorney

Refuses to Accept Dismissal

By Rene Topping
It was 9 p.m. on Monday, May 4, and, after a two hour session, the
Carrabelle City Commission had voted on the last item on the night's
agenda. The mayor Charles Millender made the usual call for "Any-
thing from the floor." Commissioner Jim Philips said, "I have some-
thing from the floor." "I move that we amend the agenda to add item 9
to revisit the attorney's fees."
Commissioner Pam Lycett said, "I thought we solved that one the
other night. (Meaning the workshop held on April 29th.) The motion
to add the item was seconded by Commissioner Buz Putnal and car-
ried. Lycett said "I don't understand." Phillips said, "I want to discuss
the attorney's fees. In order to do that we have to amend the agenda,
that's the way I understand it."
Phillips said, "I have reviewed the attorneys fees. I don't believe we
are getting our money's worth. I move we dismiss the attorney and we
advertise for a new one." The motion was immediately seconded by
Putnal. The mayor asked "All in favor," and two ayes were heard from
Phillips and Putnal, followed by a "soft" aye from Commissioner Jenni
Sanborn. Attorney Ann Cowles asked, "Isn't there going to be any
discussion allowed?" The mayor said, "Yeah. Go ahead." Cowles re-
sponded "O.K. I'd like to do that." Phillips said, "The motion has been
made and passed." The mayor allowed the discussion from the
attorney.

April 29th Meeting
Cowles read from the record of the April 29 meeting. "At the special
meeting Commissioner Phillips pulled out a part of the transcript of
the meeting at which I was hired on July 7th. It amounted to what
was an ambush, it amounted to a personal vendetta against me. It
also amounted to charging me that I was not responsible. Now I will
read the entire minutes right now... "
At this point Phillips interrupted saying, "I want to be clear about
something. I've got Charles Lee's minutes of the meeting. You charge
me with ambush and I don't know what you are talking about." The
attorney responded, "Oh, well. I believe I can make myself clear. You
took a portion of the transcript out of context when we were discuss-
ing what Taylor Moore would work for, and what I would work for."
"Now I would like to read the whole of the discussion of salary into
this record. And the reason I would like to do this is because, two
points, I agreed to work for $50.00 an hour less than our other choice
present. Neither he nor I at the time we were hired were informed
what the city budgeted for attorney fees. We told we were to work for
so much an hour and we both agreed to that. When I discovered at
the September meeting that only $5,000 a year had been budgeted
for attorneys and that I had been given a stack of old work, some of it
a year old, some of it six months old, that had never been done, and
to the city clerk I expressed concern about this and I was told, Mr.
Mayor, and I'm sure Charles Lee will remember the conversation,
that the former attorney, Mr. Webster, had been paid every time he
billed that you all had a contingency fund and that I should get the
work done and not worry about the bills."
"Now, I did not develop this budget I am not the head of an agency, I
have no responsibility for how much we budgeted I was told to get to
work on it and I relied on it. I have no responsibility for that budget or
the appropriateness of it. I have a right to rely on being paid the
salary I was told I would be paid to do the work I was told to do, and
I relied on that."

July 7, 1997 Meeting
Reading from the minutes, Cowles said, "This is July 7, 1997, Com-
missioner Jackson said, (this is page 12,) speaking to Moore, "In your
letter you said it would be $500 for two monthly meetings?" Moore
said "Yes." Jackson, "We only have one." Moore, "I understood from
the ad It was two and that is based on two..." Jackson, "First Monday
night. Putnal, "We do have special meetings." Moore, "If that be the
case then half of that would cover one regular meeting and the regu-
lar hourly rate not including any travel time for the rest of the meet-
ing I would be agreeable to that." Jackson, addressing Cowles. "I have
a question to ask her." (referring to Cowles' letter of application,) I do
not see any salary or anything." Cowles, "That was what they asked
me about. I had no idea what this process was like and I thought I
would come and we would talk about the compensation package. I
had no idea I could set my salary and I didn't. The ad did say based
on two meetings a month and eight hours of other work a month for
whatever be needed. $300 for the two meetings a month and $100 an
hour for regular attorney time and $150.00 an hour for actual court
time. And compared to Tallahassee that's about what a garbage per-
son makes."
Phillips, "When you say $300 is that $300 a meeting or $300 for
both?" Cowles, "For both." Jackson, "We only have one meeting a
month." Cowles, "The ad was confusing about that, and Mr. Moore
and myself both were." Phillips, "Could I make a suggestion? Michael
Conglio, the person who did not show up, put down here that his fee
per month up to six hours and to me that is a more realistic way to do
that In other words put down hours per month instead of meetings
because sometimes we have a called meeting and sometimes we have
two called meetings and our regular meeting per month. It would
make more sense to say so much for six hours per month, and each
additional hour after that for both of you. Then we would have some
basis to judge." Cowles, "Sounds fair to me. I don' t know how long
the meetings last." Phillips, "Some get real long." Sanborn, "We have
some of them to last three hours but most of them are about two
hours." Cowles, "Were that six hours minimum per month, I would
be agreeable to do that." Pro-tem Mayor Putnal, "Is that agreeable
with you Mr. Moore?
Moore, "I'd be willing to talk about that but I am confused about that.
Jackson, "I didn't see that it said that. Mr. Moore has here $500
which he needs." Sanborn, "Yes, but he said he was willing to pass
that." Moore, "Yes, $250 if we are negotiating here I would do $250 a
meeting and $150 dollars an hour." Cowles, "And I have said $300 for
meetings and $100 for outside meetings plus court time."
Putnal, "Are there any more questions?" Commissioner Phillips, "It's
for meeting and not for so many hours. Cowles said, "I'm agreeable."
Phillips said, "She's agreeable." Then they voted for Ann Cowles.
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Volume 7, Number 10


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Page 2 15 May 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


Published every other Friday


Franklin

Briefs

Notes from the May 5
Franklin County
Commission meeting
*Attorney Jan Hevier informed
commissioners that the First Dis-
trict Court of Appeals had issued
an order to show cause to SGI,
LTD, in the county's case with the
company. Morris Palmer and SGI,
LTD had previously appealed the
county's decision to deny site plan
approval of a proposed golf
course.
Hevier explained, "they have 30
days to show cause to the court
why the court should not grant
our (the county's) request for a
writ of certiorari. That is very good
for us. They could have denied
this petition outright." He said
that SGI, LTD would probably re-
spond to the court's request to
show cause. "Then we have 20
days to respond to that," said
Hevier, "and then it will be in the
court's hands and we can't tell
you when a ruling will come down.
But, it was a good sign that the
court issued an order to show
cause."
Attorney Hevier stated that docu-
ments filed by the Department of
Community Affairs in the case
had been very helpful to the
county.
*County Extension Director Bill
Mahan announced that the Sec-
ond Annual Tri-State Catfish Pro-
cessors Workshop on Marketing
would be help on May 14 at the
University of Florida's Research &
Education Center in Quincy; he
also said that an Alternative Mar-
keting Methods workshop for
Shellfish Aquaculture would be
held in Cedar Key from on May
17 from 7-9 p.m. and in Cross
City on May 19 from 7-9 p.m.
*Resident Tonya Wilson ques-
tioned why the county had re-
moved speed bumps from Gibson
Road. She pointed out that such
speed bumps still remained on
Oak Road and Highland Park. She
asked, "How come they can have
them and we can't...if y'all can
help them, why can't you help
us?" Wilson continued, "it sounds
to me like there's a little bit of
prejudice going on here, when
they can have them (speed
bumps) and we can't."
Chairperson Raymond Williams
stated that the county's former
engineer had indicated that the
speed bumps presented a liabil-
ity to the county. Wilson asked,
"will y'all be liable if one of the kids
gets hit out there (on Gibson
Road) ?" Chairperson Williams
responded that the person driv-
ing would probably be liable.
Ms. Wilson pointed out, "we've
asked the highway patrol for help.
We've asked the county commis-
sion for help and we've asked the
sheriffs department for help.
We have no help. We still have
speeders."
She stated that deputies with the
sheriffs department only passed
through the area of Gibson Road.
"You cannot catch anyone unless
you stop and set up a radar," she
noted. She said that officers could
use her.yard to set up their radar
equipment.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
requested that the board write a
letter to the sheriff on the matter.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal
pointed out that the board had
recently written a letter to the
sheriff. He asked that Commis-
sioner Mosconis meet personally
with the sheriff to discuss the
matter. 'That's a law enforcement
thing," Mosconis replied. Chair-
person Williams concurred, "this
is a law enforcement situation. I
can't tell the sheriff what to do in
this sense."
Attorney Al Shuler noted that the
road in Highland Park was not
quite as lengthy and that drivers
on that road would not be able to
reach accelerated speeds. "If you
have a fairly high degree of speed
and you hit a big speed bump,"
he explained, "it could cause the
vehicle to lose control." He sug-
gested that rumble strips be
placed on Gibson Road. "That
may cause the driver to pay at-
tention to the speed sign without
being dangerous like a speed
bump," he said.
:Commissioner Mosconis noted
'that rumble strips were generally
used to alert a driver to a stop
"sign. Chairperson Williams com-
:mented, "if we continue to put in
speed bumps, then everyone in
:the county is going to want them
.on every street."
Bill Henderson, with. the county
road department, suggested post-
ing a sign indicating that fines
would be doubled for those cited


'with speeding tickets in the area.
'The board then agreed to direct
;its engineering assistant to review
the matter and return with a
recommendation.
*County Planner Alan Pierce pro-
vided the board with a Notice of
Intent for a Beach Lighting Ordi-
nance in Franklin County. A pub-
lic hearing on the matter has been
set for June 16 at 9:05 a.m. at
the county courthouse.
:*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
;formed the board that he had
'been contacted by Paul Bradley
'and Pat McFarland from the U.S.


Army Corps of Engineers con-
cerning the county's request for
Federal Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA) funds for
dredging the Two Mile Channel.
Pierce said that he was informed
that the Two Mile Channel was
not in this year's dredging pro-
gram.
"Further," he continued, "the Two
Mile Channel is classified as a
small project and unless there is
special legislative attention to
such a small project as the Corps
budget goes through Congress,
the project will always have a hard
time getting funding."
Even if the project receives fund-
ing, explained Pierce, the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) has not issued the Water
Quality Certification for the spoil
site that the board had set aside.
"Without the certification," said
Pierce, "the Corps can not use the
site for spoil disposal and with-
out a site there can be no dredg-
ing."
The board voted to contact the
DEP to address the issue of the
Water Quality Certification.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that the Florida
Power Corporation had scheduled
a "Turn the Switch" ceremony for
its new substation on St. George
Island, on May 14. He said that
all commissioners were welcome
to the event.
*Attorney Al Shuler informed the
board that a previously detained
juvenile from the former Inner
Harbour Detention Center in
Franklin County had filed a claim
against the county. The juvenile,
who was 16 years old when de-
tained, alleged that a former em-
ployee at the Franklin County Jail
had sexually assaulted her on
May 5, 1995. Attorney Shuler
advised that the claim had been
forwarded to the county's liabil-
ity carrier. "I do not recommend
that we make any kind of a re-
ply," said Shuler, "and leave it up
to our insurance carrier."


Alliutyur Point

Taxpayers

Meet

By Rene Topping
The Alligator Point Taxpayers As-
sociation (APTA) met at the Vol-
unteer Fire Department Building,
on Saturday, May 9, for their
regular monthly meeting. Among
the many subjects discussed
were: the extension of the water
lines out_towards Bald Point,
Road paving on 98 to the begin-
ning of Bald Point Road, planning
and zoning, and problems of visi-
tors leaving garbage and parking
illegally.
President Tom Vanderplaats an-
nounced that Bunky Atkinson
had resigned from her position as
recording secretary. Vanderplaats
said it would be a loss to the or-
ganization and thanked her for
her many hours devoted to APTA.
Taylor Moore volunteered to do
minutes for that particular meet-
ing. At present attorney Taylor
Moore is acting in the place of
Barbara Jordan, who had to re-
sign from her position at the Wa-
ter Company, due to illness in the
family. There was laughter from
Philaco Woman's Club
2nd Annual Apalachicola
Arts Festival
is just around the corner
May 22 24
We welcome your participation,
so don't be left out!
To assist you in your planning,
please note the following
information:
Where?
Downtown Apalachicola between
Avenue E and Water Street.
(Streets will be barricaded off.)
When?
9:00 a.m. is set-up time. Festivi-
ties begin at 10:00 a.m. and
continue until 6:00 p.m. on
Saturday, May 23rd.
.How Much?
Like all the best things in life, it's
FREE!!!
Need More Information?
Contact Alice Gibbs at (850) 653-
3055 or Anita Gaidry at (850)]
653-2431.
***SEE YOU THERE***


School Board

Supports

Tobacco

Prevention

Committee

By Tom Campbell
Franklin County School Board
members unanimously agreed to
support efforts by the Tobacco
Prevention and Control Commit-
tee, during a May 7th regular
meeting.
Resident George Chapel, who
serves as President of the Frank-
lin County Tobacco Prevention
and Control Committee, urged the:
school board to become active
participates in tobacco prevention
efforts. "I not only want your sup-
port," he stated, "but I want your
participation."
Mr. Chapel requested that the
school board appoint a member
to help administer Tobacco Pre-
vention and Control funds. "These
funds are some 200 million dol-
lars," explained Chapel, "which
are coming through from the state
legislature...and which augment
the rather large tobacco settle-
ment which the State of Florida
has recently received from the to-
bacco companies."
The recent settlement, said
Chapel, had the support of the
American Lung Association, the
American Cancer Society and the
American Health Association. He
said the funds were currently be-
ing administered by the Franklin
County Health Department.
"The idea is to form partnerships
in the community," Chapel ex-
plained, "to try to reduce the use
of tobacco among the youth." He
said that this effort was strongly
supported by Governor Lawton
Chiles.
'The major problem here," com-
mented Chapel, "and I am a vic-
tim of it...is extensive tobacco us-
age in the last generation has cost
millions and billions of dollars;
and that's why the immense


the audience when one person re-
marked that, seeing an attorney
reading water meters, was a sight
to behold.
Moore said that the bills had been
sent out late this month and as-
sured the residents that any late
charge would be waived. There are
now 530 water customers at the
Point. He said the next water dis-
trict meeting would be May 16 at
10 a.m. There.will be discussion-
on water rates and a possible in-
crease in the' tap on'fees will be&
voted on,, at that-meeting. The
moratorium on new tap ons will
also be discussed after the district
receives the amount of the water
allocation. He said that rates out-
side-the district both for water and
tap ons are higher. Moore told the
audience he is not keeping regu-
lar hours at the office and that it
is all right to call him at his home.,
Franklin County Commission
Chairman, Raymond Williams,
said that there is to be a paving
of the road into the Point from


settlement. We do have a health
problem. I hate to see people
smoking, because I have emphy-
sema. I realize that everyone at
their young age is bullet-proof. I've
got news for you. That bullet will
get through."
The board then voted to support
the tobacco prevention commit-
tee. Board member Jimmy Gan-
der was appointed to the tobacco
prevention committee. Board
member Katie McKnight will serve
as an alternate on the committee.
In other school board business:
*The board scheduled a special
meeting for May 21 at 4 p.m. to
address staffing concerns; the
meeting will be held at Brown El-
ementary School.
*Superintendent Brenda Gallo-
way informed the board that a
plaque would be awarded to re-
tiring Food Service Management
employee, Bettie Smolenski, at
Apalachicola High School.
*The board approved an applica-
tion for a $28,000 Florida Learn
and Serve Grant. The grant will
help provide instructional activi-
ties to improve the performance
of elementary school students.
The grant will help those students
in grades 2-5 who score at or be-
low the 25th percentile in read-
ing and/or mathematics on the
district's norm referenced tests of
achievement.
*The board voted 3-2 to have the
Franklin County School District's
parking lot paved. Board mem-
bers Katie McKnight and Connie
Roehr voted against the decision.
Resident David Butler asked
whether board members had
looked at all safety concerns at the
area's schools before voted to use
capital funds for such a project.
"If you haven't," he said, "I'd ask
you to reconsider (your decision)."
*Resident Sarah Parmarter in-
formed board members that
Carrabelle High School had been
experiencing a problem in its stu-
dent population with head lice.
She urged board members to rec-
ognize the problem and create a
plan to address it. "It is not a very
nice issue," she said, "but one we
have to deal with."


U.S. 98 to the junction of Bald
Point Road. He also told the au-
dience that the county was in the
process of trying to buy up some
of the Mader Company land at the
north end of the Bald Point area.
He said that county trucks are
working in the area and this is a
part of the deal with the Mader
Corporation.
Vanderplaats gave Williams a
placard that is used elsewhere to
designate a land use change is
about to take place and give
neighbors an opportunity to go to
a meeting if they have comments
on any such change. The idea
originated in Alligator Point, but
Willlams believes, if adopted, it
will be used all over the county.
Ruth Ann Howard who has been
attending the regular meetings of
the Franklin County Planning and
Zoning said that she already has
the agenda for the next meeting
on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30, at
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The Franklin Chronicle 15 May 1998 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Carrabelle Mayor Sets

Agenda for June 1, 1998

City Meeting

Commissioner Phillips has been put on notice about the hearing which
contemplates a discussion of his tenure as City Commissioner. He is
given a choice of the hearing, resignation or removal from office.
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Carrabelle


City Commissioner Jim Phillips, file photo
City Commissioner Jim Phillips, file photo.


CITY OF CARRABELLE
CARRABELLE, FLORIDA
May 11, 1998
Mr. James B. Phillips, Commissioner
P.O. Drawer 569
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Dear Commissioner Phillips:
In conformance with the Charter Laws of the City of Carrabelle
and with the City's Resolution of May 5, 1980, I am hereby in-
forming you that at the regular meeting of the Commission, to be
held at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall on June 1, 1998, the Commission
will hold a public hearing to discuss whether you should be re-
moved from office for malfeasance, misfeasance, disorderly be-
havior, willful violation of rules or regulations, conduct unbe-
coming a city employee, and possible criminal activity involving
moral turpitude.
You have the right to have an attorney or other representative
present, you may submit relevant information, orally, or in writ-
ing, with the privilege being reserved to the City to give such
information such weight as it deems proper. If you choose to make
no response, the City will proceed on the basis of the best infor-
mation it can obtain without such response.
At the close of the hearing, the Commission may vote upon the
action or it may take the matter under advisement and meet again
within 3 days to decide the matter. You will be promptly notified
of the City's decision by certified mail. If you do not wish to have
a public hearing you may submit your resignation to the Com-
mission no later than two business days prior to the June 1st
meeting.
Very Truly Yours,
Charles Millender, Mayor

News of Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola
By Marilyn Hogan
Conservation was the theme of the April Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola
meeting. Prizes were presented to winners of the "Don't Litter Franklin County"
poster contest held for third graders throughout the County.. The top finalist's
posters have been on display at the Gulf State Bank in Apalachicola. Winners are:
First Prize: Daren Hoffman, Brown Elementary
Second Prize: Megan Segree, Brown Elementary
Third Prize: Kevin Dover, Chapman Elementary
Poster Chairwoman Linda Trauger, wishes to thank Northeast Insurance, Risa's
Pizza, and Gulfside IGA who donated prizes. A special thanks to judges Emily Crum,
Rose Lowe, and Joyce Estes who had a difficult task choosing winners from the 30
excellent entries submitted.
Woody Miley, Director of the ANERR, was the motivating guest speaker. His presen-
tation on the importance of protecting our waters resulted in a motion by the club
to send a Resolution of Support to protect our historic water flow to the Director of
the DEP and the Executive Director of the NW Water Management District.
Conservation Chairwoman, Shirley Hartley, recognizedall the volunteers who have
participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program this year by cleaning the causeway
between Apalaclicola and Eastpoint, including those who were there to clean the
area for the April Great Florida Cleanup. Thanks were also expressed to Laura
Moody who has nurtured the tree the membership planted at the Rainey House
last year.
As a final project for this Spring, the Conservation Committee will sponsor a plant
sale at the Apalachicola Art Festival May 22, 23, and 24th.


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Carrabelle Attorney from Page 1

Meeting of May 4th
Cowles then made her statement saying, "Everybody at that meeting,
perhaps with the exception of Commissioner Phillips, who was look-
ing at a piece of paper, which neither Mr. Moore nor I had access to.
We agreed that we had been hired to work and go to the two meetings
for either $250 or $300 a month."
"I put in my bid to work for one third less then Mr. Moore. I work for
$100 an hour. If you want to go back and say that somehow I have,
which you apparently are, cheated the city, I think that is wrong. If
you think you have something against me that I deserve being fired
for, I don't think so."
Cowles continued, "What's happened here is that you have harassed
me ever since I got this job. You have created a hostile work environ-
ment and you have behaved yourself unlawfully. Now, I don't believe
I have done anything to be fired for and In fact I believe I have given
the city a lot of free time, I have given the city a lot of hard work, and
conscientious effort to help. And I think you have wasted a good pub-
lic resource for the city of Carrabelle for personal reasons."
Phillips said, "I have no personal vendetta. I have no reason to want
to fire you. The reasons are as I stated. I am not satisfied with your
work... I believe the vote to hire you was unanimous. I think all of us
voted for you. I have no personal vendetta against anybody. I've only
been concerned with the business of the city. I 'm not satisfied with
your work. I don't think we are getting our money's worth. I haven't
made any accusations that you have cheated the city. I do believe
that you agreed to work six hours for $300. That's what I got out of
the minutes and that is what some of the other people got out of the
minutes. I don't have anything else to say. I don't want to talk to you
about that anymore."
On the motion advanced by Phillips, to dismiss the city attorney, the
mayor turned to Pam Lycett and asked her how she voted and she
said "No." He then stated, "I'm voting no, too. There was lot of work
put on that woman when she first came left from the last attorney.
Charles Lee tried every way he could to get him to do his work and he
wouldn't do it-she had to do it."
Phillips moved to adjourn.
Since that meeting Cowles has written a letter to the mayor in which
she is appealing the result of the vote at the meeting of May 4th. She
cites in the letter that the termination was unlawfulbecause it failed
to follow the provisions in the City Charter for termination. Cowles
said that she had been given no notice of any charges against her,
nor has she had a hearing at which she could address such charges.
She also cites the May 8, 1980 resolution of the City of Carrabelle, in
which states, "No person shall be appointed or separated from a po-
sition because of race color, sex, religious creed, national origin, or
political opinions or affiliation." She states further that she feels, 'There
is a reasonable case that Commissioner Jim Phillips engaged in his
unlawful acts because he is prejudiced against women. It is a matter
of record that the previous male lawyer's work was not completed in
a timely fashion and that he was paid whether he attended the meet-
ings or not, yet held the position for eleven years."
Cowles goes on to state that Commissioner Phillips' motion did not
follow proper procedure. The Commission had a previous meeting to
address Phillip's concerns. She said the commission cannot vote on a
prior resolution without first obtaining a majority vote to rescind the
prior resolution.
She went on to the business of Phillips placing a revisit of the attor-
ney fees as Item 9 on the agenda, despite the fact that the agenda was
closed and a call to the floor had been made. Any amendment to the
agenda has to be made prior to 7 days ahead of a meeting according
to City policy.
She stated that "Commissioner Phillips' motion appears to have been
the product of a violation of Chapter 286.011 Florida Statutes, (Gov-
.ernment in the Sunshine.) which prohibits any conversation telephonic
or in person by two or more members of any board or commission of
any municipal corporation in which some matter is discussed which
foreseeably will be acted upon by commission." She cited the fact
that Phillips motion was seconded by Putnal 2 seconds after having
been made and there was no discussion prior to the vote. She went
on to say, "On such a significant matter as the termination of the City
Attorney, it is highly unlikely that Commissioner Putnal could have
agreed so quickly, if, as was the case of the Mayor and other Commis-
sioners, he had no prior knowledge of Commissioner Phillips' intent
to effect my termination in an unlawful manner."
The letter ended, "Commissioner Phillips' unlawful motion and at-
tempt at termination constituted misfeasance and malfeasance and
demonstrated a willful and reckless misuse of public authority to
achieve a personal objective. Commissioner Phillips also acted in willful
and reckless disregard of the welfare of the Citizens of Carrabelle in
exposing them to a lawsuit which can be brought in State and Fed-
eral Court, in violation of his sworn duty to uphold the laws and
ordinances of the City of Carrabelle, the State of Florida and the United
States of America."
"Therefore, I am continuing in my duty to advise and defend the City
of Carrabelle until further notice."
The Mayor of Carrabelle has sent a letter to Commissioner Phillips.

Yaupon Garden Club Installs New
Officers
The regular meeting of Yaupon Garden Club in Carrabelle May 6 fea-
tured installation of new officers. They are Ms. LaVerne Clawson,
President; Ms. Ann Garriss, Vice-President; Secretary, Helen Garriss;
and Treasurer, Ms. Dorothy Jones. Ms. Mary McSweeney installed
the new officers and presented a gift bag following the- ceremony.
Sue Dowling and Dorothy Jones were commended for planting flow-
ers in the fountain in front of the Senior Center in Carrabelle.
The sixty-year anniversary of the club will be held in the fall of this
year.


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No Charges to be Filed

Against Times Manager

Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury rioted in an April 30th letter to
Sheriff Bruce Varnes that no charges would be filed against Apalachi-
cola Times manager John Lee, concerning the presence of a video
surveillance camera in a unisex bathroom within the newspaper's
establishment.
Mr. Flury made the following observations in his April i.,'il letter:
A subsequent viewing of the tapes did not reveal au-
dio or video recordings of the restroom or outside
office area. The only recordings were video record-
ings of the outside office area from the Times' former
location on Water Street. The seized camera is de-
signed to send a continuous feed to the video moni-
tor and does not have an on/off mechanism. The
restroom has on door and no windows. Mr. Lee indi-
cated the camera was for security purposes and only
turned on at night. He denied ever recording or view-
ing the restroom area during business hours. How-
ever, he also made a statement to law enforcement
that the camera was there because he suspected some
of his newspaper delivery boys of gathering in the
bathroom during business hours and stealing office
items.
Witness statements by recent employees indicated
Mr. Lee would frequently work in his office with the
door locked. Other witnesses stated that when a fe-
male would go into the restroom he would go into his
office and exit his office shortly after the female left
the restroom. Some employees felt their conversa-
tions were being overheard by Mr. Lee, but were un-
able to corroborate their suspicions.
Presently there is not a Florida statute that specifi-
cally makes it.a crime to utilize a hidden video cam-
era in a restroom unbeknownst to the occupants.
Nor is there a statute specifically addressing video
taping an individual under similar circumstances.
There are, however, two bills currently pending in
the legislature which would make it a crime when
one with indecent intent secretly observes or video-
tapes an occupant of a structure and such location
provide a reasonable expectation of privacy.
In reviewing F.S. 934 (oral intercept), we have no di-
rect evidence that any oral recording or electronic
monitoring of conversations took place. We have con-
sidered F.S. 877.03 (disorderly conduct) which pro-
hibits acts that would outrage the sense of public
decency or corrupt the public morals. The legitimacy
of an "after hours" surveillance camera in the
restroom, when entrance or exit cannot be made into
it from outside the building is questionable. Further,
Mr. Lee's inconsistent accounts of why the camera
was there are also questionable. However, we do not
believe a criminal charge of disorderly conduct is vi-
able for the following reason. The circumstantial evi-
dence suggests Mr. Lee had the ability and opportu-
nity to view individuals in the restroom without their
consent or knowledge; however, this is not legally
sufficient under Florida criminal law to contradict
Mr. Lee's assertion he did not engage in such
behavior.


Governor, Cabinet Add to Taxpayer Bill

By Ordering Additional "Fact-Finding"

in Coastal Petroleum Drilling Permit

In the face of a recommendation to lower the bond for Coastal Petro-
leum by an independent administrative law judge, the Governor and
Cabinet chose instead to remand the case to another law judge "for
further fact-finding." Without discussion, the Cabinet and Governor
voted to have an administrative law judge review the matter again in
reassessing the risks involved. The first case involved over three weeks
of testimony, numerous depositions, and over 3,000 pages of expert
testimony. The first judge, Mary Clark, recommended that the permit
be granted.
David Guest, attorney for Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund asserted
in front of the Cabinet that the bond would have to be higher than the
$222.4 million recommended by Judge Mary Clark. Judge Clark, by
the way, challenged the environmental arguments and evidence in
her earlier decision, yet Guest persisted in his claims. He also reas-
serted that Coastal Petroleum was out to "Gieenmail" the State of
Florida, but no such evidence has been brought forward. Judge Clark
dismissed his arguments earlier, but these were brought forward' again
to the Governor and Cabinet. The timetable now is unknown but
Coastal Petroleum may be considering legal action against the State
of Florida for delaying the permitting process, under a theory of "un-
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City Rejects

Proposed Golf

Cart Tourism

Project

Apalachicola City Commissioners
unanimously rejected a request
from resident Lydia Vickers on
May 5 to create a tourism project,
which would utilize golf carts to
visit a variety of historic sites in
the city.
Attorney Pat Floyd informed the
board that Florida Statutes had
disallowed such pse of golf carts.
"It was amended in 1995," he
said, "and in doing so, it allowed
the cities and counties to allow
golf carts on the public roads and
streets under special circum-
stances."
Attorney Floyd noted that some
of those special circumstances
had to be met in order for golf
carts to be allowed on public
roads. One of those circum-
stances, said Floyd, was that the
city had to determine whether the
carts could travel safely on or
across the roads. He said that
signs would have to be posted if
the city allowed the carts to travel
on its roads.
Attorney Floyd further stated that
approval from the Department of
Transportation would have to be
received if the city decided to al-
low the carts to cross the state
highway system, as U.S. 98.
Commissioner Jack Frye ques-
tioned whether the city would be
liable if one of the golf carts rented
by an adult was taken by a youth.
"The city will be liable if an acci-,
dent happens," he said, "because
whoever is the owner of this busi-
ness cannot watch every golf cart
that gets out on the street. I think
this would be a gigantic liability
to the city."
Resident Roy Solomon also voiced
his objection to the proposed
project. "I play golf several days a
week riding in the cart," he said,
"but they have rules at the golf
course as well. And you can find
five-year old kids driving golf
carts, because if they got a kid
with them...that kid wants to
drive it. It's an extreme hazard
and the city would open up a lot
of liability to allow that sort of traf-
fic with the automobile traffic that
we have."
In other city business:
*The board appointed Temolynne
Wintons to the city's Recreation
Committee; the board also re-
quested that the board meet
monthly and provide reports to
the board. Ms. Wintons also vol-
unteered to help coordinate sum-
mer activities for'the local youth.
"Idleness is not going to be good
for our city as a whole," said
Wintons. She asked that the
community's youth be give daily
access to the recreational facili-
ties in the community. "We have
the facilities right down town,"
said Wintons, "and we have other
recreational centers that are go-
ing dormant day-by-day and that
shouldn't be."
*The board agreed to close a sec-
tion of the downtown area for the
Philaco Women's Club 2nd An-
nual Apalachicola Arts Festival,
which will be held from May 22-
24.
*The board approved a National


Multiple Sclerosis Proclamation
declaring the month of May to be
National Multiple Sclerosis Soci-
ety Month.
*The board took no action on a
proposal submitted by Anthony
Martin for a concession stand at
the city's softball field. Board
members requested that the pro-
posal include supply costs and
other bid information. Commis-
sioner Jack Frye also requested
that the submitted sketch be
amended. He requested that the
proposed plan be scaled down.
Mr. Martin agreed to return to the
board with an amended proposal.
*The board voted 3-1 to table ac-
tion on a proposed land swap be-
tween the city and Bobby Kirvin.
Commissioner Jack Frye stated
that the board's previous decision
to trade land with Mr. Kirvin was
not consistent with the compre-
hensive plan.
"We went against the comprehen-
sive plan," said Frye, "because if
there's any changes in the com-
prehensive plan, which is adopted
by this board from the state, then
we have to go through the right
process in order to change
things."
Commissioner Van Johnson, who
voted against the decision to table
action, asked that the city's attor-
ney first review the matter and
report back to the board with a
recommendation. Attorney Pat
Floyd said that no action could be
taken on the matter until it went
'through the correct process to
amend the comprehensive plan.
*Commissioner Van Johnson
questioned whether city law en-
forcement officers had issued any
speeding tickets in the past
month. "I'd like to have a report
on that," he said. Apalachicola
Police Chief Warren Faircloth
stated that the city did not have
radar equipment, but that offic-
ers generally issued reckless driv-
ing tickets.
Commissioner Johnson re-
quested that radar equipment be
purchased from the city's contin-
gency funds. Mayor Bobby Howell
said that the city would also have
to train officers how to use the
equipment.
Commissioner Jack Frye ques-
tioned whether the equipment
could be purchased through grant
funds. Johnson replied, "we can't
wait on a grant, before somebody
gets run over." He asked that the
city declare an emergency and
purchase the equipment from
contingency funds. Mayor Howell
snapped, "not if this board don't'
vote for it...you're not going to take
it out of contingency." Johnson
returned, "well, this board may
vote for it."
*The board unanimously voted to
have a track field placed near
Apalachicola High School on city
property. Cmmiiiiissioner Robert
Davis informed board members
that he would attend a school
board meeting to request approval
for the proposed field.

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Still Possible

By Rene Topping
To those folks who thought a Go-
pher, Frog and Alligator Rails to
Trails was a dead issue, David
Butler says "Maybe not!" Butler
reports that he has met with
Franklin County Commission
Chairman Raymond Williams,
Carrabelle City Commissioner
Buz Putnal, Lanark Village Asso-
ciation President Ralph Dietz and
representatives from the Genesis
Corporation. Genesis was the
group who drew up plans then
had problems in both Wakulla
and Franklin Counties in getting
it established. Butler said that a
public meeting is in the planning
stage and he hopes that it can be
held on National Trails Day,
which falls on Saturday, June 6,
which is also D-Day, the day the
Allies stormed the beaches in
Normandy. He said that there are
hopes for reviving at least the part
of the Trail that goes from the
Riverwalk Pavilion to the back
side of Lanark Village.

Alligator Point, from Page 2
the County Courthouse. She said
there are two items on the agenda.
One is two docks on Alligator
Point and the other, a change from
30 day notice to 14 day notice of
any agenda item.
Vanderplaats announced that the
Alligator Campground has been
sold by the Maillots and will go
back to being a KOA.
The next regular meeting ofAPTA
will be the second Saturday in
June.

Woody Miley
Asks Philaco
Input on Water
Control Pact

Philaco Backs Miley
Request On Water Accord
By Sue Riddle Cronkite
With proper management of the
headwaters of the Apalachicola
River, the bay can continue to pro-
duce forever, Woody Miley told
members of the Philaco Woman's
Club of Apalachicola April 16.
"The Apalachicola is one of, if not
the most, productive estuaries
and bays 'in the Northern Hemi-
sphere on a production per acre
basis," said Miley. "At the con-
sumer level our seafood is a $70
million to $80 million industry per
year.
"Also, it is a totally renewable in-
dustry," said Miley. "All we've got
to do is protect the things that
make it work." The club passed a
resolution backing efforts to keep
an equitable sharing of the
Tri-State area's water resources.
"The Soviet Union has already
made all the mistakes in misman-
aging their seafood industry," said
Miley. "Their horror stories in-
clude the total demise of seafood
production. We now have their
data to help us keep from mak-
ing the same mistakes."


Seat Belt Safety Program Winners

Students from the Franklin County School District competed in the
4-H/ DOT Seat Belt Safety Program's Poster & Bumper Sticker Con-
test, during the month of April. County Extension Director, Bill Mahan
announced at the May 5 meeting of the Franklin County Commission
that the contest winners will receive trophies, certificates and rib-
bons in recognition of their efforts in the contest. The projects of the
following students will be entered in the state competition. Mr. Mahan
estimated that judging in the state competition would be completed
in one month.
From Kindergarten to 2nd Grade:
1. Brandon Posser: Carrabelle Elementary School
2. Johnny Miller: Chapman Elementary School
3. Hank Garret: Brown Elementary School
From 3rd Grade to 5th Grade:
1. Leah Carroll: Brown Elementary School
2. Stormy Strange: Carrabelle Elementary School
3. Brad Johnson: Chapman Elementary School
From 6th Grade to 8th Grade:
1. Shanalee Mullins: Carrabelle Elementary School
2. Bryan Baird: Brown Elementary School
From 9th Grade to 12th Grade
1. Timothy Murray: Carrabelle High School
2. Ashlyn Mitchell: Carrabelle High School
3. Jimmie Stancil: Carrabelle High School


Diana Smith Honored for Family
Literacy Services


Ms. Donna Smith with the Even Start Program receives
Department of Education Family Literacy Award at the
May 7 Franklin County School Board meeting. The
award, which was made for "windows of opportunity,"
was presented to Ms. Smith by Chairperson Will
Kendrick.


Miley said the water wars involv-
ing Florida, Alabama, and Geor-
gia escalated to where Florida and
Alabama sued Georgia. "The
meetings have fluctuated from
agreeable to not so friendly," he
told Philaco Club members. "By
December of this year we hope to
have what Florida thinks is an
equitable agreement.
"In a wet year we act like gentle-
men at the Tri-Rivers meetings,
but if there's been a dry spell, we
start off talking about each other's
mothers," said Miley. "If Atlanta
has its way there is the potential
for major negative effect on us.
"Atlanta wants to use the water
and put it back into the
Chattahoochee and Flint," said
Miley. "The magnitude of evapo-
ration and transpiration, move-
ment of water by plants, has di-
rect impact on us here."
"What caused the lawsuit, was
when Atlanta voted to change the
use of water in Lake Lanier," said
Miley. "They wanted to re-allocate
60.5 billion gallons of water, to
change the use of the Lake Lanier
reservoir water, from electricity
and navigation, to potable water
supply and recreation..


"If the. Corps of Engineers and
Atlanta engineered such a system,
with withdrawal of water for agri-
culture in Alabama and Georgia,
then Apalachicola would starve,"
said Miley.
"Leaf litter is the gasoline of the
food plain," he said. "It washes
into the river and bay and rots
where it is used for food, with each
bigger organism eating the lowest,
with us as the one at the top.
"All works at this dynamic .. just
the way Ma Nature put it here for
us," said Miley. He said meetings
of the Tri-State River group have
so far been amicable.
"The Tri-State compact says that
the three states ,nd the Corps of
Engineers will work together to
come up with a compact," said
Miley. 'The hope is that no single
user group will suffer during low
flow.
"We need low flow for salt, and we
need the times oflpeak flow," said
Miley. "We've been trying to tell the
Corps of Engineers that we also
need some flooding. Floods like
what we just ha is bad, but we
need flood stage every year for
Apalachicola Bay to be healthy.


"The Estuarian Research Reserve
has 30-minute data," said MOey.
'The machines are clicking away.
They tell us the salinity. Now we
can put their data and our -clata
into the model and see what a
certain amount of salt in the bay
will do,
"Unfortunately what happens is
based on politics and money,'not
truth and justice," said Miley. The
best thing members of the Philaco
Woman's Club ofApalachicola can
do is write letters, he added. "You
will not believe how much weight
you carry."
Anna Gaidry mentioned what
happened to the Kissimee River,
where the state turned around a
disastrous situation with a repur-
chase program of the land where
the river is located being returned
to its natural state. "The acquisi-
tion program is one of the most
important environmental to6ls
Florida has," said Miley.


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"What we're asking from .the
Tri-Rivers group is for the histori-
cal flow of the Apalachicola River
to be maintained," said Miley.
"That would give us what we
need." Club members voted to
draft a resolution to be presented
to legislators.
Letters supporting the position of
Dr. Woody Miley and the Apalachi-
cola River and Bay estuarian sys-
tem should be sent to Doug Barr,
Executive Director Northwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict in Quincy, and Ginger
Weatherall, Florida Departmentof
Environmental Protection, 3900
Commonwealth Ave., Tallahis-
see, FL 32399.
The Philaco Club also honored
student winners of the Conserva-
tion Committee's Earth Day
awareness poster contest for third
grade students. Daren Hoffman
won first place with her poster
titled "Don't Litter Franklin
County." Megan Segree came in
second and Kevin Dover third.'
Daren received an art kit donated
by Northeast Insurance Co,,- a
large pizza from Risa's Pizza anid
a $10 video gift certificate from
Gulfside IGA. Megan received a
sand art kit donated by Northeast
Insurance, a medium Risa's pizza,
and a $5 video gift certificate from
IGA. Kevin received a paint art kit
from Northeast Insurance, a small
Risa's pizza, and a $5 video gift
certificate from Gulfside IGA...
Daren and Megan are students at
Brown Elementary and Kevin is a
student at Chapman. Linda
Trauger served as chairman of the
contest and judges included Joyce
Estes and Emily Crum;
Club members voted to make
changes to the bylaws to reflect
current usage. General consent
was given for an exception to the
bylaws so that Edith Edwards
could continue as president and
Farris Aston continue as trea-
surer of the club for the
1998-2000 term.
Other officers nominated were
Marilyn Hogan, first vice presi-
dent, JoAnn Thomason, second
vice president, Rita O'Connell,
recording secretary and Patty
Ward, corresponding secretary.
The new officers are to be installed
May 16 at the meeting, at noon,
at Oyster Cove on St. George Is-
land.
Joyce Estes and Alice Jean Gibbs
asked that members donate old
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Poets and

Writers Club

:at Panacea

The Panhandle Poets and Writers
'Club had a booth at the Blue Crab
Festival. It was a first for the club
who have just published their first
anthology.
SCarolyn Hatcher who writes about
her childhood in the South, was
dressed in an antebellum hoop
Skirt. The peach pink color made
"her the darling of all the little boys
,' ad girls who followed her very
closely. The little boys kept say-
S'ing, 'That is such a pretty dress."
0'The little girls were fascinated
I 'with the swaying of the skirt.
'Needless to say when she went by
the Civil War encampment two
bearded Civil War soldiers, Ron
SColson and Jim Long were happy
'-to' see that some of the pretty
Smaidens were still around. When
Sshe joined them for pictures the
t-cameras began snapping away.
I The Festival was excellent with a
great many good food booths in
which crab and mullet were the
most featured items. There was
"on booth that piqued everyone's
attention with tables full of beau-
tiful things all made from re-
-cAlaimed material.
'he children had a heyday with
the train and the entertainment
'- \as very good and of course the
Weather really cooperated with a
'little gentle breeze off Dickerson
SBay.
'tah B. Waulk has just published
Aa small book about a little kitten
who thought that Van was a
ii'duntain to climb was auto-
:raphing them for fans.. The book
.was illustrated by Kathleen
Heveran. Others there were Bob
-. Hatcher and Bob and Rene
Topping.

Philaco Input, from Page 4
'silk flowers for the Art Show/
Children's Art Festival to be held
May 22-24. "We also need white
'elephant items," said Estes. Carol
Harris, music chairperson, asked
that musicians who would like to
donatee their talents to the festivi-
ties on May 23 call her at 653-
2695.
Hazel Robinson reported that the
Pink Ladies recently were honored
by Weems Memorial Hospital staff
,with a luncheon. "We were waited
'on and treated very special," she
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In 1994, the State of Florida acquired 28,172 acres as part of the
Tate's Hell property in Franklin County. The tract has been divided
into two parcels, with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission as primary manager on 3,466 acres West of Highway 65, and
the Florida Division of Forestry as primary manager on 24,706 acres
East of Highway 65.
The initial purchase of land in the area, in 1994, was to protect
Apalachicola Bay. Parcels have been added since then to total the
present acreage of 131,256.
There are about 382 miles of roads, some primary, some secondary,
and many tertiary roads. Of these, about sixty miles were traveled
during the last Wednesday in April, 1998, with Mr. Ken Weber, For-
estry Resource Administrator, in his four-wheel drive vehicle. It be-
came apparent that the project is an expansive task. The vastness of
the wilderness and the job ahead of the Division of Forestry in "resto-
ration of the natural communities" here is monumental.
The vision of those responsible for this program is under the care of
Franklin County resident Doug Dedrick, Forestry Supervisor II, who
has the overall responsibility of the forest, while Ace Haddock, For-
ester, will be overseeing forest management activities.
Employed will be the "multiple use" concept for the greatest use, for
the largest number of people possible, over the longest period of time,
without degrading the forest environment.
Management of the forest will be in cooperation with other state agen-
cies, involving the Division Of Historical Resources under the Depart-
ment of State, the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, the Divi-
sion of Forestry, the Northwest Florida Water Management Dist., and
Florida Natural Areas Inventory. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has
been "very instrumental in ongoing projects on the forest," said Mr.
Weber.
Management of the forest is to protect a natural water recharge area
and to prevent future degradation of the waters of Apalachicola Bay,
to provide for a long-term viable population of Florida black bear,
restore and protect natural communities of plants and animals, pro-
vide a quality resource base recreational opportunity, and to provide
a sustainable supply of forest products.
Hunting and fishing are permitted on all but 213 acres of the State
Forest. Mr. Weber stated, "Tate's Hell State Forest has acres included
in the Tate's Hell and Womack Creek Wildlife Management Areas and
the Apalachicola Wildlife Environmental Area. Brochures cover the
rules and regulations of these hunting areas and are available at
Tate's Hell State Forest Headquarters in Carrabelle."


Mr. Dan Sullivan, Biological Scientist III, expects the state forest to
be a'Wonderful habitat for deer, Red-CockadedWoodpecker, eagles,
lizard's, frogs, herons, bears, and a host of natural plants, animals,
reptiles and "the whole community of wildlife" native to the area.
The people of Franklin County and the surrounding area can expect
the improvements being accomplished to enhance the natural resource
base recreation opportunities, such as the newly created boat ramp
and day use area at Cash Creek Boat Ramp, completed in March of
this year. This is one of three such areas' and the first to be com-
pleted.
Presently, there are twenty-three sites identified as "suitable for primi-
tive camping areas" in Tate's Hell State Forest.
According to Mr. Weber, focus will always be on "restoration of the
natural communities" of the area.


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Tate's Hell State Forest?

By Tom Campbell
Tate's Hell State-Forest near Carrabelle, is made up of about 120,000
acres in Franklin County and another 12,000 acres of Liberty County
to the north. Approximately 34 percent of Franklin County is State
Forest. Nearly half a million dollars has been budgeted, including 15
job positions, for the Florida Division of Forestry, as part of the De-
partment of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bob Crawford
Commissioner.
Last year nearly $300,000 was generated from timber receipts and
special use permits with $30,000 going to Franklin County. Thirteen
jobs have been filled over the past four years, to assist with the man-
agement of the forest.
The question arises: What is going on here?
The question arises: What is going on here?


Recreational activities consist of hunting, canoeing, boating, and fish-
ing. A five-year recreational plan has been developed that addresses
parking areas for public access, hiking trails for nature study and
wildlife observation, mutiple-use trails for horseback and off road
bicycle riding, boat ramps and canoe-launching areas, and primitive
camping areas.
When the state purchased the tract, funds were not available to pur-
chase all of the land and existing timber. Timber rights have been
retained by the sellers, according to Mr. Weber, "on that portion of the
tract south of Evans Lake Tram Road and west of the Whiskey George
Creek. Also the Pickett's Bay area north to the National Forest bound-
ary is also tied up in timber reserves. Over 37,000 acres are covered
in timber leases and the last one expires in 2004."
Riding with Mr. Weber in his four-wheel drive vehicle became an ex-
perience in appreciation of the natural beauty of the area and the
expert care that goes into the restoration of this vast undeveloped
area.
The ride' lasted over four hours, including stops to observe some of
the work going on, a "prescribed fire" which was executed that day,
photos demonstrating the care and organization that go into the pre-
scribed fires, and why "fire is the number one restoration tool" em-
ployed by the Division of Forestry, according to Mr. Weber.
"Fire is not either good or bad, it just is," Mr. Weber stated. "It is
natural. As a restoration tool, fire will provide for the natural commu-
nities that have evolved for ions living with fire, expecting fire, de-
pending on fire."
Most of the threatened and endangered plants such as the Chapman's
Butterwort (Pinguicula planifolia), and Small-flowered Meadow-beauty
(Rhexia parviflora) are fire dependent. Basically, a life without fire
leads to: extinction.
"Fire also provides fpr wildlife," Mr. Weber continued. "Red-cockaded
woodpecker needs fire to keep a mid-story canopy from developing.
Need I mention fire increases browse, which in turn provide for a
healthy game population. Prescription fire also reduces the risk of
destructive wildfire. Local residents and Senior Forest Rangers Judy
Turner, John Briscoe and Chuck Harden will lead the fire restoration
efforts, under the supervision of Forest Area Supervisor Tony
Millender."
Mr. Weber also stopped to photograph an eagle's nest that had "re-
cently been constructed near the top of a very tall slash pine tree,"
only a few miles west of Carrabelle.
"Managing public forest land," Mr. Weber said, "is nothing more than
practicing land stewardship." Extraction of natural resources is not
the ambition. "However, restoring and protecting natural communi-
ties is the goal, while proper utilization of these natural resources is
a benefit, and finding that balance is the challenge."
Mr. Weber continued, "I'd like to emphasize the view that Tate's Hell
State Forest is a restoration project. Our over-all goal of management
is restoration with fire and water." He explained they will use "pre-
scribed burns to restore natural fire to the area, and restore natural
hydrology to the area by connecting the natural drainage areas."
For example, where roads now block natural drainage, those natural
drainage ways "will be restored by low water crossings with land-
scaping aided by culverts, sand-bagging, and in some places bridges."
He showed the "first hydrology job we did in 1995," completed before
the summer rains and before Opal hit the coast. The project suc-
ceeded in connecting natural drainage areas and is part of the long-
range planning.
He showed anothef"low water crossing," which was done by Mr. Dan
Tonsmeire, Water Resource Planner, N.W. Florida Water Management
District. Roads not needed for routine travel and traffic "will be de-
signed to allow natural hydrology," i.e., natural drainage will be al-
lowed to flow across that part of the road which had been blocking
the flow. Connecting the natural drainage areas will restore the natu-
ral flow of water toward Apalachicola Bay, "thus protecting and en-
hancing the waters of Apalachicola Bay," he stated.
Another major project is the groundbreaking, "in the fall of 1998, for
the new Headquarters Building" a few miles west of Carrabelle. The
projected cost of the headquarters site building with administrative
offices and shop facilities is $475,000.


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David Kennedy with Preble-
Rish, Inc. reported to the
Franklin County Commis-
sion on May 5 as the newest
engineering assistant. Mr.
Kennedy will work in the
county every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.


Prepare For

Mosquito

Season

With the recent heavy rains of El
Nino and warm summer weather,
it's time for Floridians to prepare
for mosquito season by eliminat-
ing mosquito breeding sites.
Horse owners should protect their
animals by vaccinating them
against equine encephalitis,
which is spread by mosquitoes.
Homeowners are warned to get rid
of standing water on their prop-
erty-where possible-to curtail
Florida's mosquito population
and reduce health risks to hu-
mans and animals.
Due to the mild winter and recent
heavy rains, we are experiencing
unusually large populations of
mosquitoes in some parts of the
state. Since mosquitoes generally
don't travel great distances from
their breeding ground, people who
eliminate breeding sites in their
neighborhood can reduce the like-
lihood of contracting a mosquito-
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St. George Fire Department and First Responder Volunteers Honored


Jay Abbott (left)
and Lee Edmiston


Marilyn Walker Jay and Marilyn


Volunteers contributed to the food
booty Saturday evening (May 9th)
at the Oyster Cove, when the St.
George Volunteer Fire Dept. and
First Responders honored their
own for long term service.
Volunteer Fire Chief Jay Abbott
opened the speech-making and
plaque presenting activities, as he
recalled the establishment of the
second fire station on St. George
Island, and a recognition of ten
years service by Lee Edmiston,
now deputy Fire Chief in charge
'of the West End fire station.
Then, Marilyn Walker had been
tricked into preparing a speech for
another honoree when she was
called front and center. Jay pre-
sented a special recognition to
Marilyn for her many years of ser-


District Students Compete in

County Speaking Contest
Eight students from grades 4-6 participated in the Franklin County 4-H &
Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on May 12 at the district auditorium. The
event featured two grade levels of competition. Four of the students from
grades 4-5 competed in one of the contests, while the remaining four stu-
dents from the sixth grade participated in the other.
In the 4th & 5th grade cormp'tition, Kelsey Clark from Chapman Elementary
School took first place honors with her speech entitled, "The Little Loves of
Life." In her speech, Kelsey spoke about a puppy named "Patches" that her
family had adopted from the humane society. Kelsey said that; even though
"Patches" had been killed by an automobile, she was happy to have been
able to love an animal that would have otherwise been homeless.
Derek Brown from Brown Elementary School came in second place with his
speech entitled, "The Beavers." Derek spoke about the natural habitat cre-
ated by beavers. Tera Klink from Brown Elementary School came in third
place with her speech entitled, "Tae Quan Do." In her speech, Terrah spoke
about the discipline required to master such a martial art. Brittany Lewis from
Chapman Elementary School came in fourth place with her speech entitled,
"What Reading Means to Me." Brittany spoke about her ability to learn about
all parts of the world from reading a book.
In the sixth grade competition, Serena Rhew from Brown Elementary School
won first place with her speech entitled, "School Shootings." Serena came in
first place in last year's 4th & 5th grade competition with her speech on cults.
This year, she addressed an equally serious topic and spoke about the re-
cent-phenomenon of school shootings. Serena spoke of such shootings
including the recent Jonesboro, Arkansas incident.
Holly Odom from Brown Elementary School came in second place with her
speech entitled, 'The Responsibilities of Becoming a Teen Mother." Holly
noted that teenagers should not consider raising a child all fun and games;
she said it included a lot of important responsibilities. Deanna Simmons from
Chapman Elementary School came in third place with her speech entitled,
"Allauishious." Deanna spoke about her imaginary friend, a playful lizard
named Allauishious. Hope Critton from Chapman Elementary School came.
in fourth place with her speech entitled, "A Growing Community." Hope spoke
about the economic benefits that can be brought to a small community through
population growth.
County Extension Director Bill Mahan presented each of the participants with
plaques. He also stated that the first place winner would receive a $125 schol-
arship to 4-H camp. Mahan said that the second place winner would receive
a $100 scholarship to the camp. Third and fourth place winners, he said, will
receive a $75 and $50 scholarship, respectively.
A five member panel including Sandra Lee Johnson, Jimmy Harris,
Alan Pierce, Kevin Steiger and Connie Roehr served as judges for the
competition.
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vice to the island community, as
instructor in First Responder
training, as an Emergency Medi-
cal Technician and a para-medi-
cal person. Jay announced that
Marilyn's number was being re-
tired, due to a recent move she
was making to St. James Village.
But, Ms. Walker reassured the
noisy crowd that her First Re-
sponder training for county per-
sonnel would be continuing. She
made her speech anyway, with
good cheer.
Judy Little and Mary Lou Short
dramatized a meeting, "recreat-
ing" the personage of Mason
Bean, the continual optimist, and
before long, it was obvious to
whom the next award would be
given. The surprise was helped by
the presence and remarks of
Mason's mother, JoAnn, who ap-
peared earlier that afternoon with
his sister. Mason was awarded the
20-year plaque for continuous
service as a Volunteer on the St.
George Fire Department, with
nine of those years serving as Fire
Chief. Ollie Gunn added some re-
marks about the earlier days of
island fire-fighting and beer
drinking, when full bladders were
needed to supplement the shaky
and uncertain fire fighting equip-
ment. Laughter followed. Mike
Cates, who was unable to be
present for the festivities, was also
awarded a ten year service plaque.
Special recognition were also
given by the minute, especially to
Marilyn Bean for being patient
with Mason for being absent from
the homefront for long periods of
time. Some tales involving Harry
Arnold and Bruce Drye and oth-
ers were also told. Dominic


Mason and Marilyn
Bean
Baragona was the chief cook for
the ribs and chicken that night,
as was also, recognized. The
quilters, who have worked tire-
lessly year 'round on a quilt raffled
off at the Seafood Festival each
year, were applauded. They pre-
sented a quilt to be displayed at
the fire department.
The evening concluded with fel-
lowship and cheer, again remind-
ing attendees of the value of vol-
unteers to the life of an island
community, and the love and re-
spect shared with those honored,
for such an occasion.


Alert: LP Gas-
Based Automobile
Air-Conditioning
Refrigerants.
The sale, distribution or-use of liq-
uefied petroleum (LP) gas-based
automobile air-conditioning re-
frigerants is illegal in Florida.
Such products contain highly
flammable gases that expose the
consumer and automobile service
technicians to potential injury.
Products illegal for sale in Florida
include: OZ-12 and HC12a (OZ
Technologies of Idaho) and
Duracool or Duracool 12a
(Duracool Limited Refrigerants).
Anyone having these products on
hand should ensure that the
product containers remain stored
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Blue and Gold Macaws Fascinating to Young and Old


By Tom Campbell
Blue and Gold Macaws, named
Scooby-Doo and Buddy, ages
three and two respectively, "got
beautified on April 19," according
to their owner, Ms. Linda Hewitt
of Linda's Trading Post on High-
way 98 in Carrabelle. She said,
S"They got their nails clipped and
some of their wing feathers
"'i clipped."
The "beauty parlor" she takes the
birds to, is Fins and Feathers, a
pet shop on Highway 319
(Crawfordville Highway) just
south of Tallahassee. Ms. Hewitt
said she has confidence in the
owner there and trusts her birds
to his care.
Ms. Hewitt takes her two birds, a
male and a female, to Fins and
Feathers "regularly, for their
beauty treatment."
4 "The female, Scooby-Doo, does
not much care for the beauty
treatment. She screamed at the
owner," said Ms. Hewitt with a
smile.
The pet store owner has a Blue
and Gold Macaw who then yelled
at Scooby-Doo, "Cut that out!"
But Scooby continued her
screaming. Of course, the man
just continued the treatment,
which is necessary and healthy
for the birds.
Ms. Hewitt has owned Buddy for
about two years. He was about
seven months old when she ac-
quired him. She bought Scooby
about a year ago, "when she was
about two years old," Ms. Hewitt
said. "They are my babies."
Macaws normally live to be sixty-
Sfive up to as much as 125 years
old, if they stay healthy. Ms.
Hewitt is "hoping they will choose
each other when they are old
though there is no guarantee,"
she said, "as they could reject
each other." Normally, they
choose a mate when they are
about age seven.
"Right now," said Ms. Hewitt,
"they get along together very well,
but that's no guarantee they'll
choose each other for mates."
Since macaws may live to such
an old age, the owner must make
arrangements for their care, in the
event they outlive the owner.
"Since they will probably outlive
me," Ms. Hewitt said, "I checked
with my son and his wife to see if
they're willing to care for them,
which they are."
According to Roger G. Sweeney in
Macaws, published by Barron's
Educational Series, macaws in
their wild state are not great mim--.
ics. Vocal expression is mainly
used in group situations with
birds of their own or similar spe-
cies. Macaws only use their natu-
ral voice, which does not vary
greatly in its sound and pitch.
Macaws in captivity seek to inter-
act with their owners, once a re-
lationship of trust has been es-
tablished. Most birds will seek
physical contact and try to imi-
tate the sounds and movements
of their owners. With patience,
these attempts at mimicry can be
developed, until certain words are
imitated almost perfectly. This
i mimicry proves to be an excellent
S way for the bird to attract
attention.
Macaws like alot of attention.
"They are like children," said Ms.
Hewitt. If they are neglected, they
get disobedient and "do things to
get attention."
Ms. Hewitt brings the two macaws
with her to work in her shop in
Carrabelle, almost everyday, 9 AM
to 5 PM. "Normally," she laughed,
7 "they enjoy coming to work. And
customers seem to enjoy them."
Ms. Hewitt's husband John con-
structed a complex "tree" of very


hard wood (manzanita) for them
to perch on and play. They 'are
content to stay on this structure
with its various "toys," unless
something scares them, in which
case they fly down to the floor and
seek Ms. Hewitt.
Customers often spend a great
deal of time watching the birds
and talking to them. Young and
old seem fascinated.
Most frequently asked questions:
"Are they real?"
"Can they talk?"
"What can they say?"
"Can you make them talk?"
Ms. Hewitt smiles, "They talk
when they want to."
Some of the talking they do in-
cludes: Hello. How are you? Good
morning. Bye-bye. Scooby-Dooby.
Buddy. Give me a kiss. Kitty-kitty-
kitty. Come here. Tickle-tickle.
Pretty bird. Cracker. Um, good.
Look what I've got. You're bad.
Stop that. You better be good.
Okay. All right. And much more.
Like children, they can be enter-
taining when they want to be. Ms.
Hewitt talks to them and tries to
relate simple talk to action. For
example, if one bites, she may say,
"Ow, that hurts. Bad." The ma-
caw may repeat and has started
to relate sounds to action.
They like to eat various nuts,
sliced fruits, vegetables, and pea-
nut butter crackers, among other
items. Ms. Hewitt feeds them
properly what they need in a
healthy diet. Both birds especially
like green peanuts which she
buys and stores in large quanti-
ties when available. In 1997, she
bought 70 pounds of pecans in
Alabama and stored them. "Every
night," she said, "they get food
that is good for them. They look
forward to supper, which I pre-
pare for them."
Keeping macaws as pets requires
the owner to have the time, space
and financial resources required
to provide for all the needs of the
birds.
Macaws may become frustrated
and noisy if they feel they are be-
ing neglected or ignored.
According to Roger G. Sweeney in
his book Macaws, these are
among the most striking members
of the parrot family. They come
from Central and South America
and have been widely kept as pets
since the beginning of the 20th
Century.
The macaw group today consists
of 17 living species, which vary in
size and coloration.-All share the
same basic physical characteris-
tics. All are known for their long
tails, slim bodies, and broad
heads, but it is the large macaws
such as the Scarlet and the Blue
and Gold that are instantly rec-
ognizable because of their impos-
ing size and vivid coloration.
Among the most beautiful and
fascinating are the Blue and Gold
Macaws. Scooby-Doo and Buddy
are perfect examples of this fact.


is furnished in antiques.

'This event appears to be the larg-
est turnout we've had thus far,"'
exclaimed Denise Butler, Chair-
person of the 1998 Tour Commit-
tee. "Many homeowners having
their houses on the tour have told
me that visitors were very com-
plimentary and friendly." This
year, a special poster was develop
using the talents of Richard Bickel
and Dick Henderson. "Several
hundred of those were sold,"
Denise concluded.
Many area merchants kept their
stores openuntil later hours, ac-
commodating the visitors, and
demonstrating once again, the
arts mean business for the gen-
eral economy.
Special visitors were received at
the Raney House as the Apalachi-


on April 16, 1833. The gown was
discovered by Dorothy Hill while
cleaning the attic at the Porter
homestead in 1996. A note had
been pinned to the dress stating
that it was the wedding gown. Al-
though the bride and bridegroom
were both Virginians, they met
and married at Aspalaga in
Gadsden County, a town that no
longer exists. They arrived in
Apalachicola in 1834, where
David Raney prospered as a cot-
ton commission merchant. The
1838 home, now owned by the
City of Apalachicola, became their
winter residence. Tours of the
Museum-home are now given on
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Ms. Moody has done considerable
work in tracing the genealogy of
the Raney family, and the family
tree was on display at the Mu-
seum during the tour.


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Upcoming

Festival:

Dancin' in

the Streets

The Love Center Church is spon-
soring a festival on May 30, which
they are calling the Dancin' in the
Streets Festival. The event will
include games, prizes, food and
live entertainment. For more in-
formation on the festival, please
call 653-2203.


Laura Moody


Ray Smith
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Telephone: (850) 984-0381
All at discomtted prices you, can afford!
Prom Dresses and Formals Now Available
Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Seventh Tour of Historic

Homes and Buildings

Brings Hundreds to

Apalachicola


Many participants in the 7th
Apalachicola Tour of Historic
Homes have considered the May
2, 1998 event to have been "the
best ever.' This was a fund- rais-
ing event for the preservation of
Trinity Episcopal Church of
Apalachicola, established in 1836.
For a $10 ticket donation, 798
area visitors were able to tour his-
toric Apalachicola private homes,
churches, historic buildings and
inns. Lunches were prepared and
sold by Trinity ladies.




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cola Area Historical Society spon-
sored a reception for 11 descen-
dants of Mr. and Mrs. David
Greenway Raney, Sr., at the
Raney House Museum, during the
tour of homes. They were greeted
by Laura Moody, a professional
genealogist, and manager of the
Museum for the last three years,
and others.
On special display was the wed-
ding gown worn by Harriet
Frances Jordan when she mar-
ried David Greenwav Ranev. Sr.,


Brigitte's Romantic Retreat, a European bed and break-
fast, was also on the historic tour of homes. Brigitte
Schoeder, proprietor, introduces the concept to visitors,
"Old World Hospitality in a quaint Victorian setting".
The turn-of-the- century home (with central heat and air)








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The Franklin Chronicle 15 May 1998 Page 9
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School Board Presents Nutritional
Education Award

Certificates were presented by Chairperson Will Kendrick
to County Extension Director Bill Mahan and Cherry Rankin
for nutritional education services to the school district.




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Phase I Funding for Correctional
Institute and St. George Bridge
Approved by Legislature
Phase I funding for the new Franklin County Correctional Institute
was approved b' the Legislature. The amount in-volved is 38.000.000
and deals with site development north 01 Carrabelle Work in this
phase had begun a few weeks ago. The Cabinet and Governor had
approved, in late April. an agreement to purchase the land from the
St. Joe Company and the closing will be scheduled within 100 davy of
the agreement. probably sometime in late July.
Rep Janegale Boyd has reported the additional appropnations af-
fecting counties in her distinct. The data for Wakulla and Franklin
counties are reported below.
Increased classroom spending. health care for thousands more Flonda
children, child care for low-income working famihes and tax breaks
for business growth are a few of the highlights of the $45 billion bud-
get approved this week by Representative Janegale Boyd (D-Monticello)
and fellow legislators. The increase in spending includes no new taxes,
but is due to a healthy economy and an $11 billion tobacco lawsuit
settlement.
"We are extremely fortunate this year that our economy is strong
enough to allow us to better fund our schools, health care for our
children and business development incentives," commented Rep. Boyd.
"If anything could have been done differently, I wish the legislature
had considered putting more money into our state's rainy day fund to
build reserves for lean years. That would have made good fiscal sense."
A notable change regarding this year's budget work -- it was com-
pleted 10 days before the scheduled end of session. Historically, bud-
get negotiations go into the wee hours of the final day of session.
Governor Chiles has also already taken action on the spending plan
for fiscal year 1998-99. With higher-than-expected tax revenues roll-
ing in, the budget is almost $3-billion more than last year.
Rep. Boyd is pleased that the strong economy will benefit North Florida.
Many of the projects she worked for received funding, including:
Wakulla County
* Wakulla County Health Department Planning Money $150,000
* Multi-Purpose Extension Facility $140,000
* Cannonball Jellyfish Project $100,000
" Wakulla County Courthouse Renovations $100,000
* City of St. Marks Water Treatment Plant $124,000
* Replace medium level bridge on SR 30 (US 98)
* St. Marks River Bridge $2,507,183
* Newport Park Improvement Project (FRDAP grant) $ 50,000
* St. Marks Trail Park Phase II (FRDAP grant) $100,000
. Oyster Relay Planting (shared with Taylor & Franklin) $350,000
* Expo Center Funding $160,000
* Wakulla County K-12 Education $22,060,253
($1,568,300 more than last year for our children's classrooms)
* Wakulla County Workforce Development $263,891
" Wakulla County Adult Handicapped Funds $ 48,562
" Wakulla County K-8 Middle School $9,366,984

Franklin County
* Franklin County School/Museum ADAPT Program $100,000
* Franklin County Health Department Phase II -
Construction $1 million
* Franklin County Carabelle Sewer System $1 million
* Apalachicola Wastewater Treatment Facility $900,000
* Tate's Hell Forest Facility $475,000
* Oyster Relay Planting (shared with Wakulla & Taylor) $350,000
* Ned Porter Park (FRDAP grant) $ 85,000
* Replace Bryant Patton Bridge High Level Bridge on
SR 300 $79,283,118
* Resurface SR 377 (US 319) from SR 30 (US 98) to
Wakulla Co. Line $1,409,468
* Franklin County K-12 Education $7,028,576
($345,514 more than last year for our children's classrooms)
* Franklin County Workforce Development $46,885
* Phase I Funding for Franklin County Correctional
Institute $8,000,000


The Raney House Annex was also on the tour of historic
homes, marketed by Shaun Donahoe.

FCAT, continued from page 1.
subscores are 40 1or the measurement portion ot the Grade 5 math-
ematics test and the data analysis and probability portion of Grade 8
mathematics. Statewide averages are given for each Grade level, and
subject matter, below.


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.Students


CAHOUN COUNTY
FRANKUN COUNTY
GuLF COUNTY
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FCAT Grade 4 Results
Calhoun County School District and Wakulla School District 4th grad-
ers exceeded the state averages in the subscores to the reading por-
tion of the FCAT. Franklin students scored below the state average,
and recorded the lowest scores among the neighboring counties.
Mathematics


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IGULFCO2tTY k 23 i 143 306 58 40 i .59 50m. 81 l
;:AKUU COUNTY 303 i311 60 42 "60 52 62

FCAT Grade 5 Results
Liberty and Franklin County school districts share the bottom rung
for Grade 5 FCAT test results, ranking below the state averages
as well. Calhoun county did the best of the group in Grade 5
mathematics.


Reading


Standard Curriculum
Students Grade 8


Notice


The Eastpoint Volunteer Fire
Department will be sponsor-
ing their annual Spaghetti
Supper Saturday, May 16th,
5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $5.00,
Children's tickets are $3.50.
Delicious. home-made des-
serts will be available. The
Fire Station is located at 6th
and CC Land Road in
Eastpoint, follow the Fire
Truck signs on Highway 98
just east of Eastpoint.


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Selling the Pearl of the Panhandle
My Specialty area is Carrabelle Lanark -
Carrabelle Beach St. Teresa St. James Eastpoint
Let me be your guide to finding your
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Please call Rene for all your real estate qeeds, buying or selling.


COMMERCIAL ZONING. Old Florida-Style
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ICE MH IN GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD. 3BR/
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$29,900
ASK FOR RENE


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Village apt. All furniture goes with sale
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bath on East Side ..............$22,000
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'View of lighthouse. This home is im-
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OPEN HOUSE MEMORIAL DAY MAY 25, 1998
AUTIFUL ONE OF A KIND river property. Has 162 feet on deep water Carrabelle
ver. 1,640 square feet of house. Several outbuildings. Good buy at only $185,000.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for signs on River Road.


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I.GULF COUNTY 23 153 _.304 _55 59 J 155 298 i 44 _43 40 513

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FCAT Grade 8 Results
Eighth graders in the Franklin school system again scored below state averages in reading and math-
ematics. The remainder of the neighboring counties were also marginal performers at this grade level,
except for Wakulla district.


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FRAN KLIN'COUNTY .19 82 .293 51 62 91 282 53 34 33 39 331
GULFc OUNTY 23 128 301 _54 66 2 298 60 41 39 45
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,uERTY SOUNTY 39 63 314 ...59. 70 | 62 312 67- 47 44 44
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FCAT Grade 10 Results
At the 10th Grade Level, Franklin students were the lowest scorers; the other county systems met or
exceeded the state averages in Reading at the 10th Grade level. In mathematics, Calhoun county students
were considerably above the state averages, as well as Wakulla county.


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Very ideal job for retired person who wants a responsible
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D.O.E. Offers
Funds for
Summer
Program for
"Skill Building"

By Tom Campbell
Superintendent of Franklin
County Schools Ms. Brenda Gal-
loway informed the school board
at its regular meeting May 7 that
"Franklin County was one of three
counties" that will receive funds
for a summer program aimed at
"skill building" for students.
Forty students at Chapman El-
ementary School and forty stu-
dents at Apalachicola Middle
School will be recipients of this
aid provided by DOE. Teachers
will "receive in-service," according
to Ms. Galloway. "Selection was
made by DOE criteria" for the
schools participating.
This is a six weeks program de-
signed to help students build
"skills."


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Interstate Drug
Smuggling
Organization
Arrested in Multi-
State & Multi-Agency
Investigation
On the 2nd of May, 1998, the
Franklin and Gulf County Drug
Task Force, along with the United
States Customs Service and the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office
served three search warrants at
three different location on inter-
state drug smugglers. Pablo
Marin-Reyes, 19 years of age, was
charged with Possession of a con-
trolled Substance with intent to
Sell, Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance and Aggravated Assault
with a Firearm from a shooting
incident during the investigation.
Details on the shooting are being
held at this time pending further
investigation by the Sheriffs Of-
fice, U.S. Customs Service and the
Federal Prosecutor in Tallahas-
see, Florida. Juan Toledo, who is
approximately 20 years old, was
also arrested for Possession with
Intent to Sell and Sale of a Con-
trolled Substance. Juan M.
Valenzuela, 23 years old, was also
arrested during the raid on Sat-
urday night at approximately 9:55
p.m., on an outstanding Violation
of Probation Warrant and held
without bond. Another suspect in
this investigation will also be ar-
rested for Conspiracy and Princi-
pal in the Sale of a Controlled
Substance. At the end of the op-
eration a vehicle, $2,490.00 in
U.S. Currency, important docu-
ments, Cannabis plants and the
firearm used in the shooting had
been seized by officers.

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Sheriff Varnes and Sheriff
McKeithen had received informa-
tion from their Drug Task Force
that the subjects arrested were
smuggling Cannabis (marijuana)
and Cocaine into Franklin County
from a business located in
Gadsden County. During the in-
vestigation, it was determined
that the suspects were smuggling
the Cannabis (marijuana) and
Cocaine from the State of Texas
and from Mexico. The United
States Customs Service was con-
tacted, along with the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office, to assist
in the investigation. The investi-
gation required undercover sur-
veillance, drug buys and docu-
mentation of illegal drug smug-
gling activity being conducted by
the suspects in the case. After the
investigators were satisfied with
the evidence they had gathered,
a case management briefing was
conducted between the agencies
involved. A Plan of Operation was
made and the Search Warrants
were obtained from a Federal
Magistrate through the U.S. Cus-
toms Service. SheriffVarnes made
sure that each Agency and the
men involved in this Operation
were well informed and that the
safety of each officer and the sus-
pects being arrested was thor-
oughly addressed before the Op-
erational Plan was executed.
Thanks to the efforts of each Law
Enforcement Agency involved in
the Operation, the Main Distribu-
tors of Illegal Drugs for this area
are now in jail and will have to
face the penalties set forth by our
judicial system. This type of in-
ter-agency cooperation is what
made this operation the success
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Man Seriously
Injured in
Wreck

24 year-old Tallahassee resident
John Macleod was seriously
injured in an accident with Bobby
Curry of Carrabelle on May 12,
east of Carrabelle at the "Y."
Mr. Macleod allegedly pulled out
in front of Mr. Curry, who was
travelling eastbound on Highway
98 in a 1998 Western Star
Tractor. Curry swerved to avoid a
collision, though struck the left
front side of Macleod's 1996 Ford
Van.
Mr. Macleod was trapped in his
vehicle for over one hour following
the wreck; he was released at
approximately 10:30 a.m. by First
Responders using "the jaws of
life." Macleod was then lifeflighted
to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
and remains in serious condition.
Mr. Curry received minor injuries
from the collision.
The accident was investigated by
Trooper Victor Pandolfi with the
assistance from Corp. Tom
Crawford of the Florida Highway
Patrol. Charges in the matter have
been listed as pending.


Retrofit:
Torchiere-Style
Halogen Lamps.
Wire guard safety devices for
torchiere-style halogen lamps that
pose a fire hazard are being dis-
tributed from Department of Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
offices in the Miami and West
Palm Beach areas to supplement
the retail industry's distribution
efforts. The higher-watt bulbs
used in halogen lamps manufac-
tured before February 1997 get
very hot and can start a fire if they
come into contact with curtains,
clothing or other flammable ob-
jects. Retailers that distribute the
wire guards include: Home Depot,
Kmart, Lowes, Montgomery Ward,
Office Depot, Target and Wal-
Mart. Consumers can call 1-800
HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352) to
find out the locations of Depart-
ment offices where the wire
guards can be obtained. Consum-
ers can also call Catalina Light-
ing at 1-800-985-2220.


THE FEVER MAN
A Biography of Dr. John Gorrie


Available again, now in paperback.
(192) Vivian Sherlock's biography of John Gorrie, The
Fever Man, is available once again after being out-of-print
for more than a decade. This is the story of John Gorrie,
young physician who invented an "ice machine" that many
argue was a forerunner to air conditioning dozens of years
later. His cooling device was developed to provide relief
to his suffering yellow fever patients. A museum in
Apalachicola to this day marks the work of John Gorrie
just across from his last resting place in Gorrie Square,
down from Trinity Church. This book tells what is now
known about Dr. Gorrie, his work and his ice machine.
Paperback, New, 151 pp. Bookshop price = $10.00


(181) Florida Hurricanes
and Tropical Storms. Re-
vised Edition 1997, 148 pp.,
Paperback..A comprehen-
sive guide to hurricanes,
tropical storms and near
misses to impact Florida
since 1871. Authors John
M. Williams and Iven W.
Duedall explain
meteorological terms and
demonstrate the use of the
Saffir-Simpson Scale. Sold
nationally for $12.95.
Bookshop price = $9.95.

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(185) Florida Indians and
the Invasion from Europe
by Jerald T. Milanich. Hard-
cover, 1994, 304 pp. Over-
view of Florida's indigenous
peoples and their interac-
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oftenneglected period from
16th century to the early
18th century. Sold nation-
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(182) Archaelogy of North-
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attempt to unlock the se-
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(184) Florida's History
Through Its Places. Prop-
erties in the National Reg-
ister of Historic Places, by
Morton D. Winsberg. A
catalogue of more than 800
historically significant
buildings and sites in
Florida. Paperback, 1997,
158 pp., illustrated. Sold
nationally for $19.95.
Bookshop price = $15.95.


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(188) A Narrative of the
Early Days and Remem-
berances of Oceola Nikk-
anochee. Prince of Econ-
chatti, a Young Seminole
Indian... by Andrew G.
Welch. From the Florida
Bicentennial Floridian Fac-
simile Series, this is the
story of Oceola as told to
Andrew Welch, who at-
tended the Elorida histori-
cal figure at Oceola's death-
bed. Other stories of this
historical period are in-
cluded. 1977 reprint of an
1847 work. Hardcover, 305
pp. Chronicle Bookshop
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