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Publication Date: November 13, 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
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Volume 7, Number 23 November 13 26, 1998

By Tom Campbell
Exceptional weather conditions,
including the warming up of
Apalachicola, contributed to the
record crowds at the weekend fes-
tival that began on Friday after-
noon with the opening of Battery
Park, the arrival of the King and
Queen and the Blessing of the
Fleet. About 4,000 persons at-
tended on Friday, November 6.
.Another 12,000 count was made
at the Battery Park gates on Sat-
urday, November 7, and the fol-
lowing day, Sunday, November 8,
there were an estimated 3,000.
Estimates exceeded the 1997
counts, according to Festival Co-
ordinator, J. Patrick Howard.
The State's Oldest Maritime and
Seafood Festival featured good
eating and entertainment. The
Saturday morning parade, includ-
ing past and present queens, pi-
rates., Shriners, local celebrities
and bands added to the festivities.
Saturday's events started with the
Redfish Run, organized by Dr.
Hobson Fulmer.
Mr. Kevin Martina was King
Retsyo and Ms. Lee Anne Lemieux
was Miss Florida Seafood for
1998. They arrived on his boat ,
"Irish Town," escorted by The
Governor Stone' with Captain
Jerry Weber and a crew of bucca-
neers known as The Beauvoir
There were approximately 85 arts
and crafts vendors, including 34
commercial and 30 food vendors.
Over 20 were not-for-profit orga-
nizations and this group will
share in the net profit of the Fes-
tival. According to J. Patrick
Howard, at least 20 percent of the
net will go to the non-profit orga-
- Aizations. Remaining funds will go
toward planning andpreparations
for the 36th annual festival

Airport Lease A Dead Issue

i^' By Rene Topping
When the Carrabelle Port and Air-
port Authority (CPAA) held their
regular monthly meeting on Oc-
tober 28, they immediately took
up several issues that had been
before this board and the city
commission for several months.
Ron Walters, who runs a commer-
cial tourist fishing business, was
sworn in as a newest member of
the CPAA. When asked how he felt
about the CPAA, he said that he
was learning all he could and had
visited the airport and reviewed
the legislation that initiated the
CPAA. He said he would work
"' hard as a member. The Authority
S-_ is still seeking two more citizens
willing to serve.
Tommy Bevis of Dockside Marina
Son Timber Island, came before the
Authority to report on the
progress he was making with a
small triangular wedge of land
Sand had been of concern to City
SCommissioner Donald Woods,
who claimed that Bevis was not
building on his property. Woods
had been instrumental in the is-
suance of a stop work order on a
travel lift being built by Bevis and
David Parrmore
Bevis. reported that the final sur-
vey had revealed several deficien-
cies Including a 12 foot triangu-
lar wedge of and that has been
referred to as "no mans land,"
adjacent to the site occupied by
The Florida Marine Patrol (FMP)
Carrabelle headquarters, Accord-
ing to statements made by Bevis,
he had conferred with the FMP
and they had no use for the piece
\ .. of land. In conferring with the
S State Department of Environmen-
S-" ,I ---. tal Protection, (DEP) Bevis said.he
VMallin had been told to seek a lease on
... that small piece of land. He said
A, n, c"',,Pwsu 5 if the CPAA would grant the lease
on the upland, the state would
Grant a submerged lease on the
submerged land in front of the 12
foot piece.
Bevis substantiated his remarks
with documentation from the DEP
.and FMP. CPAA member Jim
Lycett asked Bevis if he would
Shave to go through the whole pro-
lcees of permitting again. Bevis
said that all he would need is the
City permit. After some more dis-
cuesson, Jim Lycett made the mo-
1loa to enter the legal description
Into Ihe minutes, and lease the
property in the legal description
to Mr. Bevis at no additional cost
so that he can continue on the
construction project effective im-
uiidliatcl. The motion was sec-

onded by Raymond Quist and
Bevis then said, 'To bring you up
to speed right now. We still have
a Stop Work Order. The City has
asked us to get something from
the State that they would be held
harmless in reference to finger
piers and using that property
Jim Lycett asked, "The State
asked you or the City asked you?".
Bevis replied that the city asked
him to get a letter from the state
that the City would be held harm-
less. "Well, you can still expect
trouble. There is one individual
pushing real hard to stop me from
getting anything. Needless to say
we are stopped." He said he had
sent in a set of drawings, but now
the city wants a builder's set of
drawings. He added that he asked
the city attorney if he got the first
set signed and the builders set
would there be anything else. He
said the city attorney did not
He told of his expenses and asked
if the CPAA could waive some of
the lease payments until the stop
work order was lifted, as they had
their money tied up in materials.
Lycett asked the attorney if this
would cause any legal ramifica-
tions. Ms. Brownless replied she
did not think so. She added, "In
your enabling legislation, you are
the governing body with sole au-
Continued on Page 10


Plans to


Cable Service
Next Year

by Aaron Shea
Poor, poor Shane Routh. The en-
gineer for Mediacom had no idea
what he was getting himself into
when he stood up and acknowl-
edged his presence at the Novem-
ber 3 County Commission Meet-
ing. He was there at the request
of the Board, to explain what was
alleged to be poor television cable
service. One of the main com-
plaints was about bad reception
on channel six, but that was only
the beginning of his problems.
"I was told it was a channel six
problem," began Routh, "which
basically falls in the same cat-
egory as a lot of local stations that
we have here. Just based on the
geographic location of Franklin
County compared to other areas
that are closer to transmit sites,
you are not going to get the qual-
ity of picture that you would in
Panama City or Tallahassee, be-
cause you are so far away from
these transmitters."
Routh said that the only way to
get better reception on local sta-
tions is to run a wire from the
county to the transmit sight. He
said that is just too costly.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
argued that "is not the only prob-
lem. That is an age old problem."
Commissioner Mosconis pointed
out that there is bad reception on
numerous stations and there is
constant loss of cable service.
Routh answered Commissioner
Mosconis by telling him and the
rest of the Board, "We are plan-
ning to rebuild all the systems
over here next year. We will be
starting at the first of the year to
rebuild every one of these systems
in Franklin County." Routh also
told the Board that the channel
capacity will be up-graded, along
with more technology and more
reliability. "That is in the works,"
said the engineer.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal still
had unfinished business with
Routh. Commissioner Putnal told
Routh that he had to travel from
Carrabelle to Apalachicola to pay
a bill that he knew he had already
paid. When he got to the
Mediacom office, he was told that
there had been a mistake because
they had typed the wrong num-
bers into the computer. "I spent a
whole day going back and forth,"
said Putnal. He pointed out that
the whole situation could have
been avoided with a phone call.
He couldn't call Mediacom, how-
ever, because their number is
unlisted. Commissioner Putnal
demanded to know why this num-
ber was unlisted.
Routh explained, "There is some-
times only one or two people in
the office. If there is a cable out-
age or a major problem over here,
that person would not be able to
handle the call volume that we
would have at our office... They
would be overwhelmed."
Commissioner Mosconis finally
ended the discussion saying, "You
see what the problems are now."
The Board agreed on having
Routh return to the next County
Commission meeting on Novem-
ber 17, to give a report on his

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Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs ...... Page 2
Editorial & Commentary
....................... Page 3 & 4
Bookshop ...... Pages 6 & 7
FCAN.................... Page 8
Color Photo Essay Page 9
Sports ......Pages 8, 9 & 10

Dana Estes



Convicted murderer Dana Estes
Richards won her appeal for clem-
ency and was released from the
Jefferson County Correctional Facil-
ity near Monticello, Florida, last Fri-
day, November 6th, according to a
memorandum written by Lynn
Rosenthal, Director of the Coalition
Against Domestic Violence. The
memo was received at the Carrabelle
Refuge House.
Ms. Richards was convicted of the
murder of her husband "Buddy"
Richards in April 1994 and sentenced
to 18 years incarceration. Her attor-
neys from the Battered Women's
Abuse Project, sponsored by the
Florida Bar, sought her release when
they argued her case before the Gov-
ernor and Cabinet in October 1998.
Dana Estes was married to Mr.
Richards and the couple lived in
Eastpoint when the killing occurred
in 1993. A number of Eastpoint resi-
dents submitted sworn testimony
which formed the basis of the appeal,
reversing several rumors and mis-
conceptions about the controversial
case. Mrs. Jennie Greenberg was the
lead attorney in the appeal.



Makes Movie

By Tom Campbell
Talking about a movie she just
completed, Ms. Dixie Partington
said last week that it was filmed
in Idaho and the experience was
fun. "Everybody was really profes-
sional and fun to work with," she
Ms. Partington recently starred in
the stage production of the com-
edy "Sylvia" at the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola.
The movie, called "Burning Is-
sues," is listed as "an Interactive
CD Rom," and was made for the
U.S. Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Land Management. It
was filmed at the National Inter-
agency Fire Center in Boise,
Created by two professors at
Florida State University, "Burn-
ing Issues" will be used nation-
ally in school systems to aid in
understanding "controlled
The two FSU Professors who cre-
ated the film are David LaHart
and George Dawson.
"The film will be used in some
school systems all across the na-
tion," she said. "It will be used
as curriculum in some classes,
such as biology."
In the movie, Ms. Partington
played the character of Bernice
Bernie) L. Moore, a tour guide for
the Interactive CD Rom.
"It was nice to work with the two
FSU professors again," she said.
She previously worked on a movie
with them in 1994. That film was
also used nationwide in schools,
as an educational tool concern-
ing controlled or prescribed


Paee 2 13 November 1998


The Franklin Chronicle



At the November 3 County Com-
mission meeting a resolution of
appreciation was declared for
Raymond Williams. The meeting
was the last for Williams, who lost
to Cheryl Sanders in the District
2 election last month. "It has been
a pleasure working with each one
of you," Williams said to his fel-
low Commissioners. The Board
agreed to make Clarence Williams
the new Chairman of the Board
and have Eddie Creamer as Vice
Hank Garrett of the St. George
Island Utility Company got per-
mission from the Board to put in
a permanent monitoring well on
South Bay Shore Drive in St.
George. The monitoring well will
monitor the St. George water sup-
ply. Garrett was requesting the
well on behalf of the Water Man-
agement District.
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan reported to the Board that
the University of Florida's Depart-
ment of Fisheries and Aquacul-
'ture is holding a Tilapia, which is
a fish, Culture Workshop on No-
vember 14 in Ruskin, Florida. The
workshop will focus on low-cost,
low-technology, outdoor culture of
these fish.
Bill Mahan also informed the
Board that he spoke to the De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection about the beginning of
water tests for the possible use of
Alligator Harbor for clam leases.
He was told that the process has
begun and they are currently do-
ing a survey of potential pollution
sources. They have also begun
taking water samples to develop
a water quality model for the area.
Prentice Crum, the Superinten-
dent of Public Works, reported
that they are currently up-grading
all the roads in Franklin County.
They have completed all the roads
in Franklin County that run from
east to west. He also pointed out
that all the back roads are pass-
able now. The Board inquired of
Crum about the possibility of buy-
ing some millage to repair Alliga-
tor Point Road.
Tom Bramlett went before the
Board about a building that had
been put in the middle of St.
Teresa Avenue from 911 marker
4062 to 4118. The St. Teresa
Beach resident complained that
the building is spilling water on
to his property and damaging it.
Mr. Bramlett has complained
about this situation in the past
without any results. Alan Pierce,
the County Planner, pointed out
that there are some people in the
area that don't want the road
opened. Bramlett threatened to
sue the county if the building is
not removed from its current lo-
In his report to the County Com-
mission, County Planner Alan
Pierce asked the Board to take
action on the policy regarding fu-
ture wastewater plants in Frank-
lin County. Though there is no
ordinance to deal with the issue,


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Pierce presumes that the Board
will accept no less than Advanced
Wastewater Treatment (AWT), no
matter where the plant is located.
Pierce told Grammercy that they
would have to have AWT, but the
Department of Environmental
Protection was willing to settle for
something less than AWT.
Grammercy will, however, use
AWT in their new plant. The
Board. agreed with Pierce that
AWT should be required for all
new sewage plants that are built
in the county.
The Marine Fisheries Commission
will be meeting in Islamorada,
Florida on December 8, to discuss
the two public workshops that
were held in Apalachicola. They
will discuss the Bay oyster sea-
son, oyster bag limits, skimmer
trawls, and daytime shrimping.
The Board agreed that all elected
officials and employees under the
Board should have to take a drug
test in connection with Worker's
Compensation requirements.
Commissioners Putnal and
Mosconis both said they would
take drug tests, just to set a ex-
The Recreation Committee autho-
rized the expenditure of $7,782
for the purchase of Pee-wee foot-
ball uniforms. This was in excess
of the expected amount of $5,000.
The total bill for the uniforms was
$12,478, which includes over 40
complete sets of uniforms that
include pads. The cities and the
football league have come up with
the difference.
The Road Department is making
progress at Ned Porter Park. In the
future, they will possibly be build-
ing a fence at the 10th Street Park
in Apalachicola, for a softball field.
Alan Pierce pointed out that he
has written two letters, one to the
Florida Communities Trust (FCT),
withdrawing the county's applica-
tion to buy Bald Point and another
to the CARL program, stating the
county supports the acquisition
of Bald Point as long as the
county's interests are protected.
The first interest would be the
establishment of a $450,000 trust
fund to reimburse the county for

future lax revenues. The other.
Interest is $50,000 for future road
improvements if the Bald Point
Road ever has to be moved.
Alan Pierce told the Board that he
did not expect any funds that are
used to repair Alligator Point Road
to be reimbursed by FEMA. FEMA
informed the county that they
would not approve any reim-
bursement on the road because
they think the county is making
a mistake by rebuilding it at its
present location. FEMA would
provide a reimbursement if the
road was relocated. Pierce believes
that there is no option but to re-
locate the road by moving it more
inland. Pierce has 30 days to get
in a request for FEMA funds.

Carrabelle City


By Rene Topping
In other business at the
Carrabelle City Commission on
November 2nd: Donald Woods
was appointed City representative
at the Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council, with Jenni Sanborn
as alternate.
Bonnie Kerr was commended on
her tireless service as Fire Chief
of the Carrabelle City Volunteer
Fire Department. A dinner is
being planned in her honor. Tony
Millender said a new chief is being
picked by the members of the
City Commissioners voted to pur-
chase a new computer for City
Clerk Beckey Jackson.
Commissioners tabled choosing a
location for the new boat ramp to
be built with proceeds of a
$45,000 grant.
Approved use of the Riverwalk
Pavilion and closing of Marine
Street for the Waterfront Festival
in April 1999,
Commissioners heard a com-
plaint from Blanche Cox on prob-

Next Newell Concert

On November i5th at 4:00 p.m., in historic Trinity Church in
Apalachicola (Highway 98 and 6th Street), the Ilse Newell Fund for
the Performing Arts with the Division of Cultural Resources of the
Florida Department of State will present Dr. Kevin Sharpe, concert
pianist. A graduate of Oberlin and the University of Indiana, Dr. Sharpe
currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Piano and Cham-
ber Music at the University of Florida.
Since being awarded First Prize in the 1991 Bach International Festi-
val Piano Competition, he has performed in the Kennedy Center and
Weill Recital Hall in New York City. His knowledge of piano literature
and his warmth in sharing his knowledge, his music and himself
with audiences of all ages, has won him an enthusiastic following. An.
African American, he also champions the work of 20th Century Black,
Composers, with his impassioned commentary and playing. At Trin-
ity, he will present a program of Mozart, Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Corea
and Gershwin, including "Rhapsody in Blue."
A reception will be held following the concert in nearby Benedict Hall
to meet the artist. Adult tickets are $2.00, for those not holding sea-
son tickets.
The Ilse Newell Fund is sponsored by the Apalachicola Area Histori-
cal Society, a 501-(c)-3 educational incorporation in the State of

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Announces 1998 Goal Apalachicola City
Cnimm"Idealdn V1ntp.C

United Way of the Big Bend announces its 1998 campaign goal will
be $4.5 million. The kickoff took place at noon, September 10, at the
Leon County Civic Center. Local businesses and United Way sup-
porters were addressed by Tom Barron, 1998 Campaign Chairman,
and President of Capital City Bank. Red, white and blue decorated
the Civic Center, highlighting the theme of the event, which was a
political convention.
Attending the rally from Franklin County was Mason Bean of Collins
Realty and 1998 Franklin County Campaign Chair. On November 4,
the Franklin County team announced our part of the $4.5 million
goal for the Big Bend area to be $12,000.
You can track the progress of the campaign by the stack of lifesavers
that will appear in the Courthouse Lawn in Apalachicola and the
Veterans Memorial site in Carrabelle.
The $12,000 challenge is expected to be met by the citizens of Fran-
klin County. Individuals will be asked to donate through the United
Way, business will hold internal campaigns, and special events will
take place during the campaign in order to raise money for United
Way's many agencies.
United Way of the Big Bend is committed to enhancing the quality of
life for all citizens and to building a caring community. United Way's
network of 45 lifesaving agencies is available to give help 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. For more information on United Way or any of
its member agencies, please call 1-800-892-2737.
All money that is raised in Franklin County stays in Franklin County
to help the residents here. Thanks for Being a Lifesaver.

lems at the Sixth Street white
goods dump. After Commission-
ers had some discussion, they
agreed to close the dump down
as soon as possible.
The City Attorney told commis-
sioners that he had done exhaus-
tive work on the matter of Lot 5
1/2 regarding whether the alley
near 30A belonged to the city.
Doug Gaidrey said that he could
find no convincing evidence that
an alley had ever been dedicated.
Declined a bid from Flo Coody to
do the minutes for the commis-
sion. Ms. Coody bid $20 for first
hour of meeting, $10 for each ad-
ditional hour, $2,50 per page for

Warrant Served

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on
November 5, 1998 Officers of the
Apalachicola Narcotics Enforce-
ment Team (ANET) served a
search warrant at 441 23rd Av-
enue in Apalachicola, the home
of Mr. Barry Thompson. Mr. Th-
ompson was arrested after felony
amounts of cannabis and items
of paraphernalia were found' by
the officers. An investigation into
the source of the cannabis is

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To Terminate



By Aaron Shea
The Apalachicola City Commis-
sion voted unanimously to dis-
charge police officer Jim Wilburn
at the November 3 City Council
meeting. Wilburn had been sus-
pended without pay due to his
inability to fulfill his duties as a
police officer. The Chronicle at-
tempted to speak with
Apalachicola Chief of Police War-
ren Faircloth to get the specific
reason for the termination, but
Chief Faircloth would only say, "I
have no comment at this time due
to an on-going investigation."
Virginia Cole pleaded her case
before the Board, asking them to
allow her to build a home on her
land. Cole's property, however, is
not considered a buildable lot be-
cause it is not big enough accord-
ing to the cities Land Development
Code. With engineer Walter
Armistead at her side, she tried
to prove that it is. Armistead said
that the lot is 60 x 100, which
does meet the regulation. It was
decided by the Board that
the situation would take more
City Attorney J. Patrick Floyd told
the Board that there has been an
appeal filed in the Teat case. He
pointed out that attorney's for
both sides are working on the

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The Franklin Chronicle


13 November 1998 Page 3


SHORN, Inc. Organized; Plans

Legislative A unda

SHORN, Inc. concluded the first annual meeting in Orlando on the
18th of October, developing a platform for 1999 and getting organized.
Shorn stands for Secure Homeowners Rights Now. This organization
seeks statewide recognition as an organization interested in
homeowners rights, and plans to lobby for changes in Florida law as
it pertains to homeowner organizations throughout the state.
The October 1998 membership solicitation letter raised these issues:
Our intent? Through education, consumer advocacy and Leg-
islative reform; advance Legislative reform to provide equal
rights and protections to current and future residents of PD's
(planned developments). Our vision? To adopt a "Uniform
Planned Development Act" in Florida.
The task is enormous. The same newsletter said:
Organizing homeowners statewide is an historic event and a
logistical nightmare but a goal which must be achieved if we
want our voices to be heard in Tallahassee.
"The 'stakeholders' and others supporting the status-quo (which
means, "do nothing") know we're organizing and are concerned." A
Florida attorney was heard to say at the close of the 1998 legislative
Perhaps an indication of things to come is a piece of HOA
(Homeowners Association) legislation ... introduced and de-
feated... in 1998... which would have placed HOA's under
the jurisdiction of the DBPR and permitted HOA disputes to
be settled through the bureau's arbitration program...
The defeated bills contained provisions advanced by consumer advo-
cates before the 1998 legislative session and have become part of the
SHORN platform. They were filed by Senator Forman and Represen-
tative Tobin, Jacobs, Lippman, D. Prewitt, Heyman, Bitner, Fuller,
Wise, Sindler, Kelly and Marchant.
The goal of SHORN is to amend various sections of Florida Statutes,
Chapter 617, which takes cognizance of homeowner associations in
Florida. Their plan includes integrating planned developments within
the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The
platform also includes the imposition of term limits on Homeowner
Association officers, permitting access to common areas for political
and homeowner candidates, and encourage formal training for HOA
board officers about existing laws, parliamentary procedure and the
duties of directors and officers.
New officers include:
Robert E. Janauskas, President (Ocala)
Robert Young, Vice President, Webmaster (Pembroke Pines)
Web site: http;//www.florida-homeowners,com/shornfla/
Mike Van Dyk Secretary-Treasurer (Miami)
Ted Cedro, Director (Davies)
*Michael Cotton, Director, Public Relations (Havana)
Colleen Waller, Director, (Lakeland)
The next general meeting is scheduled for Ocala, on January 10, 1999.
Membership is $20 per year. Address: SHORN, Inc., Michael Van Dyk,
Secretary-Treasurer, 20565 NE Sixth Court, No., Miami, F1 33179.
While SHORN, Inc. is a Florida not for profit corporation, member-
ship dues are NOT tax deductible. Current applications for member-
ship will cover the period ending December 31, 1999.

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Vol. 7, No. 23

WINGS Continues

Award-Winning Excellence

By Tom Campbell
Attention should be focused on the award-winning services of WINGS,
a program of the Franklin County Public Library in its fifth year and
a member of Wilderness Coast Public Libraries.
There is a small library branch in Eastpoint and a second at Carrabelle,
with a WINGS program site at each branch.
The Program Center services Apalachicola and houses the Apalachicola
WINGS program, the Summer Reading Program, and the Literacy
The idea of WINGS is to assist at-risk young adults, ages ten through
Statistics show that over a thousand young people are in Franklin
County, of whom thirty percent are in poverty. It has been reported
that there is a functional illiteracy rate in Franklin County of 42 per-
cent, and the County, ranks high in teen pregnancy.
The decline in the seafood industry has impacted the community badly.
Consistent employment opportunities for young people are almost
nonexistent. Kids repeatedly echo that there "is nothing to do."
The community is in transition, trying to find means of economic
support. A large number of people need to learn new skills. They need
help in earning a GED, and learning about resumes, interview tech-
niques, information about occupations other than seafood, and many
other things that a library does provide.
In a rural county such as this, the library is more than a place to
keep information and provide access. It becomes the community cen-
In 1994, the Franklin County Public Library received the national
award from the Public Library Association's Excellence in Small and/
or Rural County Public Library Award, for its outstanding service to
the community, in particular for the WINGS program.
This is a program where youth can gather with peers and caring adults
for recreation, skill enhancing activities, use of computers, art and
musical programs, tutoring, counseling, and friendship.
WINGS provides programs that extend in scope from tie dyeing to
money management, conflict resolution to poetry, storytelling, sew-
ing, nutrition, cooking, employment counseling, journalism, court-
room procedures and life skills.
Director of the Franklin County Public Library is Ms. Eileen Annie
Ball. She is located at the Eastpoint Branch, which is also the Ad-
ministrative Office.
Funding for WINGS is provided by a grant, with additional funding
from United Way, and a variety of fund-raisers by participants and
coordinators, which range from bake sales to car washes and T-shirt
sales to WINGS suppers.
Workers in the program are always busy working on the goal of WINGS,
which is to provide constructive and positive activities for the youths
of the county, and making available all possible information, art forms
and life skills training which enhance thought processes and result
in intellectual, emotional and social growth.
Anyone interested is encouraged to get involved. Stop by the Eastpoint
Public Library and inquire about WINGS. Somebody will be happy to
help you.
Ms. Pamela Amato is Coordinator of WINGS in Eastpoint. In Carrabelle,
Ms. Donna Messer is Coordinator. The Carrabelle Library has its Grand
Opening November 8 and officially opens Tuesday, November 10, 1998.
WINGS Co-coordinators in Apalachicola are Nikita Williams and
Delores Law-Crooms. Assistant is Carolyn Williams.
John Strange is Teen Coordinator in Carrabelle. In Eastpoint, Coor-
dinators are Amanda Ham and Rhetta Strange.
At the Costume Party at the WINGS Open House in Eastpoint, Coor-
dinator Pamela Amato was busy organizing and directing traffic. Par-
ents and kids were busy, as usual, having a good time.
Franklin County Public Library Director Eileen Annie Ball pointed
out that the WINGS program was again selected nationwide in the
Top Five Awards, selected by the American Library Association for
excellence. This is the second national award won by the Franklin
County WINGS program.


In the past issue of the Fran-
klin Chronicle in a story by
Rene Topping on the Lanark
VillAge Water and Sewer Dis-
trict, it was reported, "a piece
of equipment run by Mike
Preston apparently did dam-
age to a water line belonging.
to the district." That report
was in error. After a thorough
investigation by the insur-
ance company, Mike Preston
was found to be totally blame-
less in causing any damage.

AAHS Meeting:

Hoffer Speaks!

The Apalachicola Area Historical
Society Inc. will meet on Thurs-
day, November 19, at 7:30 p.m.
in the carriage house of the Raney
Museum. Dr. Tom Hoffer will
speak on "Some Aspects of Florida
Literature." Refreshments will be
served. Visitors welcome. For
more information contact George
Chapel at 850-653-9524.

November 13, 1998

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............ Brock Johnson
............ Aaron Shea
............ Rene Topping
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David Butler .......................................... Carrabelle
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Shrimp Harvesters Voice

Opinions On Skimmer Trawls

By Aaron Shea
After a two week absence from the Apalachicola area, the Marine
Fisheries Commission returned to the Franklin County Courthouse
on November 2. This time Bob Woodward, a Commissioner for the
Marine Fisheries Commission, Phil Steele, a Research Scientist from
the Department of Environmental Protection, and Bill Teehan, a Fish-
eries Management Analyst, were here to "talk shrimp". They spoke to
the group of about 20 local shrimp harvesters (fishermen) about the
possibility of using Skimmer Trawls in the Bay and lifting the day-
time closure on shrimping in the Bay.
The Commission received a petition from harvester Leroy Miller that
had been signed by 18 shrimpers requesting the use of skimmer trawls
in the Bay. To the surprise of the representatives at the workshop,
this sparked a debate. Phil Steele tried to explain that "it is a shrimp
catching machine." One of the fishermen pronounced, "We don't need
skimmers here in the Bay. I am totally against it." Another shrimper
stood up and explained, "I was one of the first people to use a skim-
mer in this country. Skimmers are a better way to catch shrimp." He
continued, "I am going to use whatever helps me catch the most
shrimp. It would also give the smaller boat owners an advantage."
The debate continued with another shrimper stating, "I am against it
because they catch twice as many as otter trawls." Otter trawls are
the current equipment of choice for most of the shrimp harvesters.
Leroy Miller retorted, "What is the difference if you catch the shrimp
with a skimmer or other trawls. I would rather use something that is
more efficient."
Another fisherman pointed out that the capability of a skimmer trawl
can be dangerous in the Bay because there is a no count law on
shrimp, which means there are no limits on how many shrimp one
harvester can catch.
Bill Teehan suggested to the Commission and the shrimpers that the
skimmer trawls go through a two year test trial in designated areas of
the Bay. After those two years, a decision can be made on the skim-
mers. The shrimpers still did not seem convinced. They claimed that
any use of skimmers in the Bay would open the floodgates for shrimp-
ers from other states, that use skimmers, to come into the Bay.
Another topic that was brought up, was the termination of the day-
time closure of the Bay for shrimping. Currently, shrimp harvesters
cannot shrimp during the day from July 15 to September 15. "It has
been a law for many years," pointed out Bill Teehan. These topics,
along with the oyster bag limit and four day work week, will be brought
before the Marine Fisheries Commission on December 8 in Islamorada,
Florida. "If they direct to proceed, we will," said Teehan.




Bay St. George A Great Place
By Pam Rush
As you ride down the road on highway 98 in Eastpoint, you are likely
to see Ms. Pat Southern sitting on the patio enjoying her life and
friends at Bay St. George.
Southern, a native of New York, spent most of her life in Miami work-
ing for the telephone company. Southern is the mother of two, a son
John Gow who lives in Panama City, Florida, and a daughter Jane
Esposito of Long Island, New York.
Ms. Southern stated the joys of her life are her church and friends.
She is a member of First Baptist Church of St. George Island. South-
ern said, "I have a very supportive and loving church family," Her
favorite church song is "Shine Jesus Shine."
Teresa Bloodworth, the Activity Director, has a lot of fun activities
going on at Bay St. George. Southern said her favorite is bingo. She
said people in the community donate prizes to the nursing home and
that makes the game even more exciting. She is named the Bingo
Queen of Bay St. George.
Southern is the President of the Resident Council. A meeting is held
once a month and only the residents are invited. They are free to talk
about any complaints or problems they may have. Southern acts as a
liaison between department heads and residents.
Southern said they have a great staff at the nursing home. Wallaze
Warren is the administrator. Southern stated, "The residents care
and rights are utmost in his mind. Linda McElhaney is the director of
nursing. She has a great staff of nurses that really care for you, they
are not just doing ajob, you are not just a number." Sherry Strand is
the Social Service designee. She takes care of the personal needs and
is an intermediate between the residents and their families. Ginger
Coulter is the business office clerk. One of the special things she
likes to do, is sing to the residents. Two of their favorite songs are
"Miracle Man" and "Ain't No Grave."
Southern interjected, "I would like for people to get out of the dark
ages, in their thinking as far as nursing homes are concerned. A
nursing home is an important part of our lives." People tend to talk
about the bad things." She wants people to know that a lot of good
things happen at Bay St. George. She stated, "It's like a big family
here and the residents have a great relationship with the staff."

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Veterans' Day 1998
In June of this year the County Commission voted to erect a plaque
honoring the men from Franklin County who died during the Second
World War and the Korean War, Jimmie J, Nichols, working with the
Planning Department, has come up with a list of the men who died in
service during these two wars.
During the Second World War over 400 men and women from Frank-
lin County served in the armed forces. Nineteen died during their
Julian Rex Buzzett was a Staff Sergeant in the National Guard com-
pany from Apalachicola that was called up in November of 1940. He
was promoted to First Lieutenant and landed with the 237 Combat
Engineer Battalion at Utah Beach on D-Day, where he was killed,
Maurice D. Cannon was also killed during the Normandy invasion.
Christmas Castorino served as a Private in the Army and was killed
in France in December 1944. Private James Bewal Jones and Ser-
geant Andrew Stark Nixon both served in the infantry and were killed
in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. Lawson H. Scott
was a Master Sergeant in the 393 Engineers. He was killed in En-
gland on June 10, 1944,
Lawrence Fred Meyer enlisted in the Air Force and was accepted for
flight training. Promoted to First Lieutenant he was assigned to the
359th Fighter Group in England. Flying his P-51 Mustang over Ger-
many in February of 1945 he was reported missing in action.
Not all of the deaths occurred overseas, James J. Russell was a Ser-
geant in the National Guard company activated in 1940. During train-
ing at Camp Blanding in Florida he was injured and died from the
resulting infection. David Leroy Rickards was an Aviation Radioman
2nd Class in the Navy, He was killed at Chincoteague Naval Air Sta-
tion in Virginia when the bomber he was ferrying to England exploded
on takeoff in May of 1944, Raymond M. Witherspoon had worked
his way up to First LieutenAnt as a pilot in the Army. He was killed in
an airplane crash at Camp Hood, Texas in May of 1945.
Three men from Franklin County were killed on ships in the Pacific.
John Judah McKnight was killed on the light cruiser U.S.S. Biloxi
during the invasion of the Philippines. Timothy Simmons was also
killed during the Philippine invasion. He was loading a 40 millimeter
antiaircraft gun on the U.S.S. Abner Read when it was hit by a Japa-
nese kamikaze plane. The plane struck the destroyer at Timothy
Simmons's battle station; killing him and sinking the ship. William
Ellis Van Vleet was a Private in the Marine Corps, He was serving as
an antiaircraft gunner on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin when
the ship was hit by two bombs 60 miles off the coast of Japan and
badly damaged, Private Van Vleet was listed as missing in action.
Six other men were also killed during the Second World War, but little
is known about their service. They were Robert Brown, Clarence B.
Burke, Charles Corneliuson, Chauncey Ford, Artis Hollie, and Ned
Three men from Franklin County were killed during the Korean War.
Earl Lewis King was a Corporal in the Army when he was killed in
September, 1950. Claude L. Stokes, killed on July 11, 1953, was a
Private in the Army. James Clay also died during the war,
Anyone having any additional information about any of these men is
requested to contact the County Planning Department at (850)

Watkins Speaks

Out-Asks For


By Rene Topping
In a rare event, local attorney Ben
Watkins spoke out at the
Carrabelle City Commission
meeting of November 2 to recom-
mend that the commission exert
some fiscal responsibility in the
handling of some of the grants
and loans presently being entered
in to by the commissioners.
Watkins remarks came immedi-
ately on the heels of a report from
Bill McCartney of Baskerville and
Donovan, City engineer and grant
writer. McCartney was explaining
to the commissioners and citizens
how the city would handle their
revenue source for the sewer pro-
gram. McCartney said "You have
1.7 million dollars in escrow ac-
count at the bank, to serve as a
revenue source to pay off any ob-
ligations, but you do .not have
enough money to build or bid con-
struction of your sewer program,
but you certainly do, to be able to
do the design."
"I feel completely confident that
in the next eighteen months you
all will be able to come up with
an additional $300,000 for the $2
million that the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
would like to see in your escrow
account. Even if that does not
occur, the interest continues to
accumulate. We recommend that
you go ahead and authorize a
public hearing; that you commit
the escrow account of $1.7M and
any additional funds that would
be available from your water and
sewer revenues. That would give
us eighteen months to bring up
the rest of the account."
Commissioner Jim Phillips moved
to accept the recommendation,
Jenni Sanborn seconded and the
motion was passed unanimously.
McCartney presented a concep-
tual proposal to supply water and
sewer to the proposed state prison
in process of construction, at Lake
Morality Road and County Road
67. He said the proposal would
include $300,000 to pay for wa-
ter and $300,000 to pay for sewer,
to be provided by the Department
of Corrections (DOC) and would
not cost the City of Carrabelle any
Mayor Buz Putnal said, "Bill, I
have one question. Where it says
develop a new water service rate
and category? Probably we can,
but remember we talked about
people over 65 special rate in wa-
ter service, we can do this within
the law, I guess, can't we?"
McCartney replied, "Yes, you can.
Some of the best rates in some of
the communities I know of, are
driven by public policy for people
on fixed incomes and created an
institutional category for schools,
churches and perhaps for prisons
and that is in the purview of the
city commission."
He went on, "The rates cover the
city's out of hand expense, the
capital costs are funded in terms
Continued on Page 5

New Assistant State Attorney Rachel
Chesnut is "Tough as Nails"

by Aaron Shea
A few weeks ago, Rachel Chesnut
became the first woman Assistant
State Attorney in the 22 year his-
tory of the Franklin County
Prosecutor's office. Without much
fanfare, Mrs. Chesnut has taken
over the job that was left vacant
by Ron Flury, who moved on to
become the prosecutor in
Gadsden County.
At first glance, Mrs. Chesnut ap-
pears to be a sweet, soft-spoken
individual. Do not be fooled, how-
ever. This is a strong woman who
has complete confidence in her-
self to do the job that remains in
front her. "I am looking forward
to it," Mrs. Chesnut said. "It is
going to be a big challenge seeing
the different types of cases."
After receiving her Undergradu-
ate Degree in Business and her
Graduate Degree in Law from
Florida State University, Ms.
Chesnut came back to her home-
town of Apalachicola. "I was born
in Titusville, Florida," she admit-
ted, "but I moved here when I was
five. I grew up here. My father's
family was from here. They go
back generations." After her re-
turn from F.S.U. in 1994, she
worked with Attorney Barbara
Sanders. In February of 1997, she
became the Misdameanor Attor-
ney for the State Attorney's office.
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Chesnut will now have to pros-
ecute felony cases for the county.
The new Assistant State Attorney
took some time out of her tedious
schedule to talk with the
C: Will it make you nervous pros-
ecuting violent criminals?
RC: No. Not at all.
C: Tough as nails?
RC: Tough as nails. I'm going to
do my job. Some people take it
personally, but you have to do
your job.
C: Explain the job of Assistant
State Attorney.
RC: We get cases from the
Sheriff's Department, Apala-
chicola Police Department,
Carrabelle Police Department,
and Marine Patrol and we pros-
ecute the cases they bring us.
They do the investigations and
determine whether a complaint
should be filed.
After the complaint is filed, we
may do further investigation, be-
fore it is taken to trial. We are the
ones who have to prepare for tri-
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costs. Partial funding for the
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discussed the business plan for Florida Department of Transpor-
the proposed industrial area of station. "We don't know where all
the Apalachicola Airport at their the fund are coming from," said
November 9 meeting. The pro- Ruic. "Some could possibly come
posed industrial section of the air- from Enterprise Florida." Some of
port would include a cold storage the money for the project could
building, a dry storage building, also possibly come from state
and offices. The project, if it is funding programs that are part
constructed, would help support grant and part loans.

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Watkins from Page 4
of water, by grant and an impact
fee from the Department of Cor-
rection, (DOC) and the sewer will
be funded by an impact fee from
the Department of Corrections,
which, as your regular sewer pro-
gram, will be put in an escrow ac-
count and will fund an additional
40 percent. The whole project will
be about $2.4 M and the impact
fee from the DOC will be about
$1.2 M. The rest will be grants
and interest".
McCartney added it will provide
the city considerable additional
capacity that the city can use
when not being used by the
prison. He said "It will give the city
redundancy and it appears to be
in the city's best interest." Putnal
agreed with McCartney saying, "I
think it is in their [DOC] best in-
terest, too," and added that he
thoughtthht te DOC would "Jump on
it." As further assurance,
McCartney said that any unfore-
seen cost overruns in the capital
expenses will be borne by the
DOC. Commissioners voted to
send the conceptual proposal to
the DOC, with Baskerville and
Donovan doing the negotiating.
McCartney then went onto t he
grant application for the old gym/
community center on which he
said that on a $400,000 project
he was fairly sure that the city
could get a federal grant of
$80,000. There were some laughs
and sounds of indrawn breaths as
he continued with the following.
"Actually it wasn't quite that. It
was $3.5 million dollars. It would
leave $2,7 million dollars for a
loan at low interest. Something
like 4 1/4 percent or 4 5/8 per
cent over a 40 year period." At this
point the mayor interjected the
comment that McCartney was off
the track and was quoting the
water figures. There was a mo-
ment of laughter and then
McCartney got back to serious fig-
ures. "The total project is
$350,000, with an $80,000 grant,
that would leave $270,000 the city
have to support debt service on.
Your debt service would likely be
your Downtown Revitalization
which is generating revenue of
$24 to 26 thousand dollars per
year." The mayor stated that the
interest on the loan would be

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about 4 1/2 per cent and the term
could be 20, 25 or 30 years.
McCartney said, "Even 40.,"
McCartney said that there had to
be an environmental study and
Baskerville and Donovan would
do that for the city at no cost. He
added that the school board will
have to do away with the reveter
clause in the deed.
McCartney said "Let me just say
this. It is cheap loan money and
the only grant that I know of in
any community to build a com-
munity center."
Putnal said he would like to see a
real push on the project. Some
$1,600 has been raised in public
donations, in an effort spear-
headed by Nita Molsbee. Putnal
asked McCartney, "Didn't we say
at one time do that we wouldn't
do that, [the gym project] until
after this downtown revitalization.
Didn't Julian Webb (CBDG Grant
writer) ask usnot to do that?"
McCartney responded, "No. He
said what he wants to do is to be
able to use the revenues for that
project as part of a format estab-
lishing the criteria of another
downtown grant. He would like,
next year, to apply for another re-
vitalization grant and use that
project as a source for additional
Commissioner Pam Lycett had
several questions relating to the
funding. She asked about the tax
increment figures and the time
elements of 40 years. She asked
McCartney, "Then we won't be
slitting our throats by taking it for
40 years? He responded, "I don't
know what you mean by slitting
our throats." He then asked for
authorization to go ahead with the
At this point, Watkins stood up
and said, "I am going to break my
rule not to get up and speak at
public meetings. I got my tax bills
today, The average millage for
municipalities in Florida is 3.9.
You are at 8.3. They got a grant
in Apalach like this one for a cen-
ter over there They can't use it
because the city does not have
enough money to pay the utilities.
I suggest you look at it a little bit
fiscally. A grant is great till you
start pledging revenue for the next



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25 years, You've got to stop.
Grants are not free. It's the up-
keep, the maintainer of the opera-
tion." He went on to state that
raising money in the community,
for such things as the library
building is a good thing. "But I can
see so much of this money with
no restraint on what it is going to
cost to operate".
Watkins then went on talking di-
rectly to the commissioners, "Be-
fore you blindly approve these
grants that are going to take
matching funds of the magnitude
you are talking about, look at your
revenue and sources of revenue
and see maybe you had better
slow down, just a little bit and not
take everything the big Federal
Government sends down to you,
unless they want to take the
whole bill, take the operation
costs and maintenance. Again I
say it is not my practice to speak
at public meetings". He added his
parting advice, "Let's slow down
a little bit. Let's look at these
projects a little more detailed,
rather than speculate where we
are going to get the money. Let's
have a fiscal program where we
know where the money to meet
these debts is coming from."
Commissioner Pam Lycett said,
'"That is why I asked the question.
Pledging this money for all these
years makes me nervous. Be-
cause, what if something came up
that you have to have and it's
McCartney said that the funds
were available to the city. "The
increment money has already
been set aside by the City Com-
missioners for reinvestment in
public facilities into that area. The
county is also putting up a like
amount, based on the increased
assessments in the area, so those
funds are obligated to be spent for
public purposes in that area." The
mayor cut off discussion and went
on to ask "Do we want the build-
ing?" He said, "It isn't as if we have
to do anything tonight. We ought
to come to some meeting of the
minds as to what we really intend
to do with the building. Like i say,
there is a reverter clause and it
would go back to the school board
and if that happens we will lose it

Commissioner Donald Wood said
that he felt the city hall should be
remodeled to make a meeting
room downstairs and have a win-
dow at the back to pay utility bills.
The commissioners seemed to feel
they needed to try holding another
public meeting, even though the
last one was attended by only a
handful of people. The Commis-
sion voted to table the matter.

Lanark Village
To Lose
Post Office

By Tom Campbell
In a meeting last week at Chillas
Hall in Lanark Village, residents
learned from Supervisor Bill
Walker of U.S. Postal Service from
Pensacola to Tallahassee, that full
service at the Post Office in
Lanark Village will cease the first
day of January 1999.
Supervisor Walker said that the
new Post Office system in Lanark
Village will take over "the first of
the year 1999."
Stamp machines will be installed
inside the Post Office building.
The postal window will be closed.
Different types of stamps will be
available in the multi-purpose
Packages will be delivered as
usual. "Every morning," said Mr.
Ralph Dietz, President of the
Lanark Village Association,
"someone will be here at the Post
Office around 8 a.m. to put the
mail in the boxes. They will also
deliver packages."
Mr. Dietz pointed out that there
will be no window service at all.
Larger boxes will be installed to
handle packages. There will be
keys to unlock these boxes. A key
to the large box will be placed in
the resident's smaller letter box,
if there is a package to be picked
The same person who has the
U.S. Mail Delivery Route on High-
way 98, according to Mr. Dietz,
will put up the mail "here in
Lanark Village."

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Mr. Dietz said he regretted the
inconvenience for the elderly who
had no transportation in Lanark
Village. The U.S. Post Office had
become the "center of their social
life," as they walked to the post
office every morning, meeting
friends and neighbors and pick-
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December Public

Meeting In


Stone Crab Public
Workshop Location
The Marine Fisheries Commission
concluded its final public hearing
on proposed changes to snook
management rules during a spe-
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lanao. The Commission voted to
propose rule amendments that
- increase the minimum size limit
for snook from 24 to 26 inches
total length
- prohibit the harvest of snook
larger than 34 inches total length
- prohibit the captain and crew
on for-hire vessels from retaining
the snook bag limit
No changes to the 2-fish daily bag
Slimit or open/closed seasons are
being proposed. The Commission
will take these proposed rule
amendments to the Governor and
Cabinet for approval on November
24, 1998, and the amendments
will take effect December 31, 1998
if approved.
In other action, the Commission
has scheduled a public meeting
December 7-9, 1998 at the
Cheeca Lodge, U.S. Highway 1,
Mile Marker 82, in Islamorada.
Issues to be considered at this
meeting are described below:

RULE-Final Public
The Commission Will hold a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
to manage Florida's calico scallop
fishery. This proposed rule would:
- prohibit the harvest of calico
scallops between the Hillsbor-
ough/Manatee counties line and
the Big Bend/Northwest regions
- prohibit the use of scallop trawls
in all state waters closed to otter
trawls, and within 1 mile from the
COLREGS line (except in Frank-
lin, Gulf, and Wakulla counties -
within 3 miles from the COLREGS
- prohibit the possession of more
than 250 processed calico scal-
lop meats per pound in any con-
tainer, with no tolerance for un-
dersize scallops
- allow the use of specified trawls
for the directed harvest of calico
scallops only, and allow the use
of a try net
- establish a minimum webbing
size of 3 inches stretched mesh
throughout the body and bag of
the net, a minimum net twine size
as #84 nylon, a maximum
headrope length of 40 feet (120
feet perimeter), and a maximum
net mesh area of 500 square feet
- establish a maximum net tow
time of 25 minutes, and allow
turtle excluder device exemptions
for specified calico scallop trawls
if federally approved

Final Public Hearing
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing on proposed rules
for all Monroe County state wa-
ters that would:
- increase the minimum size limit
for black and gag grouper from 20
to 24 inches total length
- establish a 2 fish daily recre-
ational bag limit (within the 5 fish
daily aggregate limit for all grou-
pers) for black and gag grouper
- prohibit the harvest, possession,
or landing of black and gag grou-
per in excess of the recreational
bag limit and the purchase, sale,
or exchange of black and gag
grouper during March and April

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primary sources. This work,
along with others becoming
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an important list of histori-
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Florida's history. Sold na-
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(124) The Expanding Vista
by Mary Ann Watson. Hard-
cover, Oxford University
Press, 273 pp. This is the
story of American television
in the Kennedy years begin-
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breaking first "TV debates,"
and ending with the
muffled drums and a united
population still trying to
comprehend the unthink-
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united electronically in na-
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has written an engaging
and insightful look at
American television in the
Kennedy years and the lives
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(145) Updated Atlas of
Florida Guides Tour of
Ever-Changing State. The
adverse effects on high-tech
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citrus industry, the steady
growth of contract Hispanic
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mechanism of Florida's
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documented in the revised
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section on the origin of
place names.
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(140) History of the Second
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documentary, manuscript,
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Radio: The Golden Years
by R. LeRoy Bannerman.
Hardcover, University of
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most prominent families,
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with tales of the Civil War.
Fans will find several chap-
ters in Southern Daughter
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ments in Mitchell's biogra-
phy made their way into her
fiction, including the most
surprising identity for the
fictional Rhett Butler.
533pp. Published by Oxford
University Press and sold
nationally for $26.00, the
Chronicle offers these cop-
ies at $14.00 each. Hard-

(53) New. Picture History,
American Painting 1770-
1930. Edited by William
Ayres. Rizzoli, New York in
association with Fraunces
Tavern Museum, New York.
In twelve profusely illus-
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American history painting to
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irve rnrn nal patronage
and imaginative artistry
combined to record events
and shape how we interpret
history. Sold nationally for
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256pp. Large format (9.75 x
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(21) Outposts on the Gulf
by William Warren Rogers.
University of Florida Press,
Hardcover, 297 pp. In this
book, Rogers traces and
documents the economic,
social and political emer-
gence of the Gulf coast port
of Apalachicola and the pris-
tine barrier island, Saint
George. From the earliest I
times, both the island and
Apalachicola have become
intertwined. The account of
the machinations of contro-
versial developer William Lee
Popham is the first phase of
area development, later
leading to the controversial
struggles of the 1970s when
environmentalists and sea-
food industries fought to
determine the ecological and
economic fate of the Bay
area. The Chronicle has
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Florida, 1528-1865. By
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very superior, example of lo-
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research is especially
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A history of Leon County,
and neighboring counties
Gadsden, Jackson,
Jefferson and Madison. Uni-
versity of Alabama Press.
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By Brock Johnson
With their smallest crowd of the
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what they did. Mario Lane carried
the offense down the field with 52
yards rushing on the drive. Roger

Mathis then delivered a perfect
strike to Bernard Simmons, who
would shed two tacklers on his
way to the endzone for his first
career touchdown with :35 left in
the half. The Sharks went into the
locker room with a 14 to 12 lead.
Sneads came out in the second
half showcasing their passing at-
tack. After throwing virtually no
first half passes, the Pirates would
throw the ball 6 times on the
opening drive of the half, which
included a halfback pass that was
completed to the quarterback for
a touchdown. The touchdown
gave the momentum back to
Sneads and more importantly for
them, it gave them the 18 to 14
lead. The Shark's offense was
unable to muster much yardage
following the Pirate's touchdown
and they were forced to punt the
ball away. Sneads would once
again reach into their bag of tricks
and come up with a huge play. A
harmless sweep turned into a 72
yard reverse for touchdown. The
score gave the Pirates a 24 to 14
lead with 10:21 left in third quar-
ter. "The reverse took the steam
out of our engine," said
Apalachicola coach Bill Thomas.
"We were lost after that." The
coach was right. The Sharks were
unable to score following the two
big plays, which sealed their
Apalachicola Game Statistics:
Roger Mathis, 6 completions, out
of 18 passes for 67 yards, 2 touch-
downs, 2 interceptions; Mario
Lane, 13 carries for 92 yards;
Phillip McElrevey, 17 tackles, 2
sacks; Trey Callendar, 10 tackles.

Roger Mathis




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S... Push Around

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By noson Fulmer
Perfect weather, a brand new
course and the presence of elite
athletes made this year's Redfish
Run a big success. Sixty-five
runners registered and 61 of them
completed the 5,000 meter course
(3.1 miles). The temperature was
in the mid 50's at race time, just
right for long distance running.
It was a day for married couples.
Tallahassee track star Lee Willis
led all runners with a blazing time
of 15:23, the fastest time ever
recorded for such an event in
Franklin County. He was followed
by his wife Breeda, who finished
second overall with a time of
16:46, also a county female
record. Breeda is from Ireland,
but trains in Tallahassee and
hopes to qualify for the Irish
Olympic Team.
David Yon was the male masters
(over 40) winner and 3rd overall
with a time of 18:14. His bride,
Mary Jean, was the female
masters winner with a time of
21:25. The Yon's are active in the
Tallahassee running community
and have supported running
events in Franklin County many
times before.

Many local runners turned out for
the event and turned in fine
showings: Hobson Fulmer 8th/
19:40, Adam Dahlman Barrett
15th/21:49, Nick Yonclas 17th/
22:13 (former race director), Kayla
Lee 22nd/22:51 (1st Franklin
County female), Barbara Yonclas
27th/24:15 (former race director),
Donna Gunter 34th/25:55 (a
personal best for her!), Shaun
Donohoe 38th/26:02, Ace
Haddock 40th/26:28, Joe
Whitesell 41st/26:48, and Alfred
Smith 50th/29:29 (who got a late
Race director, Dan Garlick was
given responsibility for putting on
the race just days before. Garlick
is president of the Tate's Hell
Track Club which sponsors the
Apalachicola High cross country
and track teams, as well as other
running activities in Franklin
County. Garlick and AHS coach
Hobson Fulmer had put on races
in the area before, so both were
old hands at it. They recruited
members of the cross country
team and their parents who
unselfishly served as volunteers,
since many were needed to direct
runners through the winding
course (which had 10 turns).
The next road race in Franklin
County will be the Apalachicola
River Bridge Run in early

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By Valerie Hampton
The Carrabelle Panthers strutted
into Jacksonville on October 30
and dismantled the Providence
Stallions 36 to 6. The Panthers
dominated in every facet of the
game. They rushed for 320 yards
on offense, with 165 yards com-
ing from Stephen Millender. Not
to be out done, the Panther's de-
fense, led by Jeremy Owens' 15
tackles, held the Stallions to 29
yards rushing on 24 carries. "Af-
ter driving four hours, the condi-
tions became rough," said
Carrabelle coach Robert
Humphries, "but we managed to
play very well on defense."
The Panthers took control of the
game immediately when Stephen
Millender scored on the opening
drive. On the Panthers next offen-
sive possession, it was Millender
again breaking through the Stal-
lions defense for a 32 yard touch-
down scamper. Defensively, the
story was the same for the Pan-
thers. The defensive line man-
handled the Stallions offensive
line, holding the Stallions ground
game to only 1.2 yards per carry.
After another failed drive, the Stal-
lions punted the ball away to
Stephen Millender, who broke
loose for a 53 yard punt return
for a touchdown on the last play
of the first quarter.
With the ball back in their hands
to open the second half, the
Panther's offense showed the Stal-
lions no mercy. Jarrod Billonsly
opened the drive with a 18 yard
quarterback keeper and Stephen
Millender closed it with his fourth
touchdown of the game. After a
two-point conversion, the Pan-
thers led 29 to 0. The Stallions
finally got themselves on the
scoreboard behind their passing
attack, which amassed 123 yards
in the game. After a Panther's
punt, the Stallions went right
back to their passing game. This
time, however, their plan back-
fired. Jonathan Davis picked off
the Providence pass and returned
it all the way to the Providence 7
yard line. Jarrod Billonsly then
did the honors, by scoring on a
quarterback sneak from 1 yard
Carrabelle Game Statistics:
Stephen Millender, 22 carries for
165 yards rushing and 3 touch-
downs, 1 punt return for a touch-
down; Jarrod Billonsly, 1 comple-
tion out of 4 passes for 20 yards
and 1 interception; Jeremy
Owens, 15 tackles, 1 interception,
4-4 extra point attempts.

T44 Y6o!

The Board of Directors of the 35th Florida Seafood
Festival salutes the hundreds of Franklin County
volunteers who made the event possible.
We also thank those who harvest the seafood from
the sea, the men and women who brought the oys-
ters, shrimp and flavorful fish that pleased every-

Special thanks to the Bouvoir Society (the pirates),
the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (Governor Stone)
and the Love Center Band.

Thanks, too, for the support and involvement in this
years 35th Seafood Festival by our "Commodores",
the Festival's support group.

Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic
Apalachicola Bay Northern
Apalachicola State Bank
Apalachicola Times
Bay Media Services
Bill Barnes Constructon
Boss Oyster Bar
Buffalo Rock Pepsi Distributors
Cape San Bias Realty. Inc.
Capt. Black's Marine
Caroline's at the Rainbow Inn
Century 21-Collins Realty, Inc.
Chesnut Tree Antiques
Chuck Spicer's Coast Line
Citizen's Federal Savings Bank
Coldwell Banker Suncoast Realty
Cook Insurance
Dodd Title Company
Shaun Donahoe, Licensed Real
Estate Broker
ERAApalach Real Estate
Executive Office Supply
First American Title
Foster Consulting ALLTEL
Florida Power Corporation
Franklin Chronicle
Gary Barber

Gary Barber, President
Rachel Chesnut, 1st VP
Catherine Scott, Secretary
Betty Taylor Webb, Treasurer
Dan Davis
Dan Garlick
Leslie Brynjolfsson

Gander Distributors
Garlick Environmental
Associates, Inc.
George E. Weems Memorial
Gibson Inn
GT Com
Gulfside IGA
Hawkins Printing
Hooked On Books
J. Patrick Floyd, Attorney
Kelley Funeral Home
Liberty Communications
Maloy Appliance Service
Marks Insurance
Miller Marine
Prudential Resort Realty of
St. George Island, Inc.
Ralph Roberson, CPA
Sunflower Gifts
Skull Hollow Custom Cycles
St. Joe Timberland Company
That Place on 98
Tim Nelson Photography
Two Gulls
Waste Management
Water Street Seafood
WOYS-Oyster Radio
WMBB-13 Strong Television

J. Patrick Howard
Festival Coordinator

Michael Shuler
John Drew
Billy Robinson
Cathy Morton
Howard Wesson
Van Johnson
Debra Elliott

For information on how you can become a 1998 Florida Seafood Festival "Commodore" contact the Festival at 888/653-8011.


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by Valerie Hampton
"Even with the disappointing loss,
the Panthers have played the best
football that their school has seen
in years and they could prove to
be a challengefor the Sharks to-
night. "This is a huge, huge game
for us, said Coach Robert
Humphries, who was referring to
the playoff implications of the
Apalachicola game. "We're going
to be ready, but we're going to
have to play our best game of the
year. "

The Carrabelle Panthers bid to
reach the .500 mark on the sea-
son fell short last Friday when
they lost in double overtime to the
Navarre Raiders, 35 to 34. The
loss dropped the Panthers to 3-5
on the season. Panther's coach
Robert Humphries made a crucial
decision in the second overtime
when he decided to go for a
two-point conversion with his
team down by one point. He called
on one of his best players,
Stephen Millender to get the game
wining points, but Millender came
up two inches short and victory
was wrestled away from
Carrabelle. "They had 55 kids and
we were playing with 15 kids or
so," Coach Humphries explained.
"We were getting worn down and
I wanted to try and end it. When
you are at home; you can play for
the tie. When you are on the road,

try and end that thing."
It appeared that the game would
never even make it to overtime.
The Raiders came out on their
first offensive possession and.
drove the ball 60 yards down the
field. The meticulous drive ended
with a 5 yard touchdown run. The
Raiders defense then turned of-
fensive when Panther quarter-
back Jarrod Billonsly was inter-
cepted and the Navarre defender
took the ball 30 yards the other
way for a touchdown. After
quickly falling behind 14 to O, the
Panther's defense kept the
Navarre offense in check for the
rest of the half
Trailing 14 to 0 in the third quar-
ter, the Panther's picked up the
slow pace. They recovered a
Navarre fumble and then capital-
ized on the turnover with a 20

yard touchdown run by Stephen
Millender. The defense came up
big once again on the Raider's
next drive. Daniel Murray
stripped the ball away from the
Navarre running back and
rumbled down to the I yard line.
A quarterback sneak by Jarrod
Billonsly tied the game up at 14.
Unable to move the ball on the
ground, the Raiders went to the
air in the fourth quarter. At first
they found little success because
of the pressure put on by the
Panther's defensive line, which
was led by Tony Shiver, but they
eventually began to/openings in
the Panther secondary. Late in the
fourth quarter, the Navarre quar-
terback scrambled for a 8 yard
touchdown. The Panthers were
able to tie up the game at 2 1,
however, with a 7 yard touchdown
run by SteDhen Millender with :40

left in regulation.
In the first overtime, Stephen
Millender scored for the Panthers
from 3 yards out. The Raiders
answered with a 6 yard touch-
down, sending it into a second
overtime. Navarre got the first
opportunity and scored on a
fourth down touchdown pass. The
Panthers came back with a 7 yard
reception from Ron Morris. Jarrod
Billonsly then went up the middle
for the score. Behind by one point
at 35 to 34 Coach Humphries de-
cided not to call on Jeremy
Owens, who was a perfect 4 for 4
on extra point conversions, and
instead went for the jugular of the
Raiders by going for two, which
failed. The questionable call cost
the Panthers the game and the
opportunity to go into the
Apalachicola game with some

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Airport Lease from Page 1
thority to lease stuff. If you have
the sole authority to enter into
this lease to start with, you have
sole authority to modify it."
Discussion ensued as to asking
the attorney to look into the lease
and the money situations.
Crawford answered a question as
to where some of the money re-
ceived on the lease is going. He
said, "It is being put into an ac-
count that is now in being. This
money was originally designed to
be used in the development of
Timber Island. It is sitting in an
account now with the city having
control over that account."
The attorney asked if it was part
of the Community Development
Block Grant. Crawford re-
sponded, "It was a portion of the
process of the development. It is
in the account now that suppos-
edly the money, if spent, is to be
used in further development of
Timber Island." CPAA Secretary
Mary Jane Kitamra verified that
the amount going into that ac-
count was $585 per month.
Members then took up the sec-
ond issue of the long standing
struggle to make a lease on the
Carrabelle Airport. The members
were informed by George and Pat
Maiers, through a lengthy letter
to their attorney Susan Brown-
less, that they no longer wish to
continue negotiating. CPAA mem-
bers accepted the letter and will

forward a copy to the City of
Carrabelle. A copy of the letter
Regretfully, we cannot attend this
week's meeting of the CPAA, but
in response to the letter from the
City Commission, requesting our
execution of the present lease
prior to the November City meet-
ing, we have the following com-
In our very first letter of intent to
this authority, we stated and have
since restated that our desire was
to put improvements on the air-
strip, and making a large finan-
cial profit was not part of the
motivation. Given the size of the
lease area in question, and the
conditions of the proposed lease,
It is simply not possible. There is
no large profit to be made from
running a small FBO on a strip
such as Thompson field. Thanks
in part to some misguided inputs
from. the local advisor, there ap-
pears to be a general feeling that
this is a large nugget of gold wait-
ing to be picked from the ground.
Obviously, if it were such a won-
derful opportunity, someone in
the local power group would have
jumped on it long ago. If one con-
siders the cost of manning the
field 24 hours a day, the liability
insurance costs, the equipment
costs, the maintenance of the
buildings, restrooms, computers,
courtesy car, etc., there is no way
an individual can justify the in-
vestment required from a finan-
cial standpoint.




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In spite of this situation, and the
fact that we admittedly do not
have hands-on experience in op-
erating an airport, we were will-
ing to pursue the project and have
invested thousands of dollars,
and hundreds of hours of time
spent with suppliers, consultants,
and attending all the various'
The one facet of the venture for
which we were not prepared, was
the almost hostile attitude of some
members of the City Commission,
and the cronies which represent
local special interest groups. A
project of this type requires co-
operation and a good working re-
lationship between all the parties
involved. It became quickly ap-
parent that there were personal

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giving, which was a community
celebration, the St. George Island
United Methodist Church will be
hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on
Thursday, November 26, for its
members, their guests, and any
Island visitors or campers who do
not have family present with
whom to celebrate the holidays.
Turkey and ham will be provided
by the Church, located at 201 E.
Gulf Beach Drive on St. George
Island, and guests are asked to
bring a side dish to complement
the meal. Festivities will begin at
noon and continue until 3:00 p.m.
on Thanksgiving Day.
This event honors Tom and Jean
Gross, long time Church mem-
bers who began the tradition three
years ago and who have recently
moved to Atlanta. The Church

plans to continue the tradition
and would like to see attendance
grow each year.
The St. George Island United
Methodist church would like this
Third Annual Thanksgiving Din-
ner to be your "Holiday Home
Away from Home" -- so if you are
an Island resident or visitor who
would like to participate in this
community celebration and not be
alone on the holidays, please join
us Thanksgiving Day. For more
information, you can call Sandy
Ratliff at 927-3257.

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agendas being placed above the
good of the community.
Since our involvement in the air-
port negotiations; we have
watched the constant harassment
of Mr. Tommy Bevis by the local
Boys Club. It is extremely unfor-
tunate for the citizens of Carra-
belle that the improvement of
their lives is being placed second
to the selfish interests of a few
individuals, most of whom do not
even reside in the community.
Although Mr. Bevis obviously, has
his own desires and agenda, he
is an honest man and has our
utmost admiration and respect for
his tenacity and accomplishments
in the face of a political arena,
which has been badly tilted
against him.
In short, we cannot afford to en-
ter into a business agreement in-
volving the City, when there is
open opposition to our efforts. We
have neither the financial means
not the emotional resources to
voluntarily engage in this kind of
battle while simultaneously at-
tempting a new business start-up.
The lease as proposed in the past
and present has built-in safe-
guards of all kinds for the City,
but little to protect the lessee in
the event of uncooperative city
officials, which are in great abun-
dance at this time. The lessee is
being asked to risk personal funds
and commit to an extreme
amount of effort, with little possi-
bility of generating any real profit.
The same investment and man-
hours applied to any other busi-

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very high returns.
Last May, we proposed trying to
satisfy the desires of both the City
Commission and the CPAA, which
seemed at the time to be a com-
mon sense type of approach. In
reality, the CPAA has the complete
authority over leasing and man-
aging this land, and in hindsight,
we wish we had limited our deal-
ings to this body. Had we done
this, there would now be security
and fuel at Thompson Field.


The City indicated that it intends
to advertise the Airport, if we do
not sign the lease. As stated in
House Bill 1349, this is not within
their authority, and we would
urge the CPAA to initiate another
effort to obtain suitable investors.
If the goals would return to the
initial concept of providing the
basic airport services, with mini-
mal control by the City, allowing
the airport to grow at its natural
rate, the recruiting effort might be

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