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Volume 8, Number 2


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Celebration For The Consulate

And The Grady Market

By Tom Campbell
The impressive grand opening of The Consulate and The Grady Mar-
ket at 76 Market Street added another facet of Apalachicola's con-
tinuing restoration and re-creation. Apalachicola's French and mari-
time history was celebrated on January 9 and was enjoyed by a large
crowd of celebrities and spectators.
Among those present was Developer Lee L. Willis who said, "We have
absolute confidence in Apalachicola and Franklin County as a na-
tional treasure. This area will continue to develop and we want to be
a part of it in a way that is compatible with existing community inter-
ests. There's a bright future here in Franklin County."
Also attending were State Senator Pat'Thomas and Mayor, of
Apalachicola Bobby Howell. The Love Center Band entertained as the
French Consulate, played by Anchor Realty owner Olivier Monod,
arrived on the Governor Stone.
The Consulate is Apalachicola's newest riverfront accommodations,
located in the Grady Building. The four luxury suites overlook the
Apalachicola River and the downtown-historic district.
The Grady Market on the ground floor, features antiques, clothing,
jewelry and collectibles from dealers throughout the Southeast.
The January 9 event marked the beginning of a month-long grand
opening celebration downtown for this century old historic complex,
which once housed a French Consulate and ships' chandlery. The
grand opening of the two businesses represented a three-year resto-
ration effort of the Grady Building, which is part of the Grady Com-
lex. This complex is nearly an entire block, slated for renovation
ack to its turn of the century appearance.
The Consulate is so named because the space housed the office of a
French consulate in the early twentieth century. The government of
France maintained the office to oversee the commercial interests of
French citizens who shipped timber and other goods from the port.
Throughout the Consulate are found heart pine floors, tin-plated
eleven-foot ceilings, hand-crafted walnut dressers, antiques and origi-
nal artwork.
All of the suites have full kitchens, living areas, balconies and laun-
dry facilities, and all of the suites accommodate up to four guests.
The Consulate requires a two night minimum.

Continued on Page 9


Carr Creek

Enterprises
Will Not"Fund

Airport

Industrial

Plant

By Aaron Shea
Larry Parker and Steve Burhoe of
Dames and Moore, the consult-
ing firm for the Apalachicola Air-
port, informed the Airport Advi-
sory Committee at the January 11
airport meeting that they have put
together an inquiry package that
explains the airport's industrial
project in detail, to send to pos-
sible investors for the project. The
project is a 181,000 square foot
facility that would contain freezer
storage for seafood, dry storage,
and a seafood processing plant.
According to Donald Wilson, CEO
of Carr Creek Enterprises, fund-
ing for the industrial project will,
not come from Carr Creek. Origi-
nally, Carr Creek, which is an al-
liance of three local seafood deal-
ers, was supposed to supply the
local funds for the industrial
project. "I don't see any chance of
it," said Wilson on funding the
project. "We cannot get a firm
situation from the county. No one
has come up with a business plan
that will show us how much we
will be paying,"
It was estimated that it would cost
investors $2.75 million to fund the
industrial plant. At this time,
however, the cost of the lease, on
the building is not firm and it
could possibly cost another $1.5
million to extend one of the run-
ways to accommodate larger
planes. The other half of the fund-
ing for the project will come from
the State of Florida.
Parker and Burhoe told the Board
that there has been interest from
investors from Atlanta. Vector
Properties, Blue Point Scallops,
and Flint River Enterprises Man-
agement Company have also
shown interest in the project. Flint
River's particluar interest would
be in managing the cold storage.
At the previous Airport Advisory
meeting in December, talk of Carr
Creek managing the facility came
up when it was believed that they
would not be able to muster the
necessary funds. Wilson is not
even sure of that now. "I don't
know. It is real questionable."
Wilson also pointed out his dis-
approval on where the project is
heading. "It began as a industrial
park and became a money mak-
ing deal for the county. I don't
believe this is the best situation
for us."


Franklin
Chronicle
Now distributed in Franklin.
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Love Center Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

By Aaron Shea
The Love Center Holiness Church celebrated Martin Luther King's (1928-1968) birthday on January 18.
The large congregation filled the Church to pray, sing, dance, and march in honor of the late civil rights
leader.
Bishop Daniel White and Mother Beaman opened the program with a Freedom Song Medley. After a
prayer ledbyApalachicola City Commissioner (Bishop) Robert Davis, members of the congregation Elinor
Mount-Simmons, Charles Watson-Clark, Georgianne Lockley, and Thomas Webb, went up to the podium
to pay homage to Dr. King.
The Love Center's Christian Character Club performed and an interesting dance presentation was put on
by the Men of Judah Club. Evangelist Evelyn Williams read a poem in honor of Dr. King and last and most
importantly, the whole congregation stood and sang a jazzed up rendition of happy birthday.
Once the program was finished and the sun light broke through the clouds, the congregation moved
outside to begin their march from 12th Street down to 8th Street and finally ending back at 10th Street
where the Love Center is located. The march was led by Commissioner Davis, who carried an American
flag. Commissioner Davis was followed by the Love Center band, marchers carrying balloons, and a
motorcade of 5 to 6 cars.


Franklin County Library Gets Sheriffs

Recognition On The Internet Office Seizes
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By Rene Topping
In the January edition of Horizon
Magazine, an internet publica-
tion, the Franklin County was fea-
tured in an article by Scott
Deckman entitled "Something to
Shout About"
The article is about ten libraries
in the United States that are high-
lighted as "libraries to watch.
Scott says, remember when you
were a kid and the only thing
more foreboding than a trip to the
library was.... well, another trip
to the library? Well, thankfully
you've grown up and now see the
place with all the books and
Dewey decimal clutter as a help-
ful (see free)'resource to use at
leisure. I hope you do go, even if
you are out of school and don't
have tol
But not all libraries are created
equal. So we've decided to high-
light some that go the extra mile
for the community. Since this is
the technological age, you'll no-
tice that quite a few of the entries
boast an "MCI Cybarian" or a des-


ignation bestowed ty MCI in 1998
on the top librarian nethead in
each state. Be It a small-town
media center in Greenville. Tenn.,
or a monolith in Dallas, Texas, the
thing that all of these libraries
have in common is that they care.
One thing's for certain though;
this ain't your father's library,
mister.

FRANKLIN COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY-
EASTPOINT, FL
In economically depressed rural
Florida. this library stands out
like a beacon. Founded in 1992,
this little-engine-that-could won
the Public Library Association's
Excellence in Small and/or Ru-
ral Public Library Award in 1994.
Franklin County Public Library
WING's program caters to rural
students, offering them a compre-
hensive and diverse list of activi-
ties ranging from fiddling, exer-
cise and sailing to journalism,

Continued on Page 9


Escape
Prisoner


On January 17, 1999, the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office
received infor .mation from the
Wakulla County Sheriffs Office
that an escaped prisoner, out of
North Carolina, Jimmy H. Smith,
(Alias Jimmy Kinsey) was living on
Alligator Point.
Deputies from the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office went to the
residence in question. They spoke
with a white female at the resi-
dence and she confirmed that
there was a white male in the resi-
dence. The white male exited the
residence without incident. A
Florida Driver's License was ob-
tained from Jimmy H. Kinsey. Af-
ter doing a check through the
computer (FCIC), it was confirmed
that Jimmy Kinsey was serving a
35 year sentence for being a ha-
bitual felon, and had been es-
caped from North Carolina since
April 16, 1997. Mr. Kinsey was
transported to the Franklin
County Jail pending extradition
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

At the January 19 County Com-
mission meeting, the County
Commissioners approved the ex-
pansion of the service area of
Eastpoint Water and Sewer. The
service goes west to the
Apalachicola Bay and it will be
expanded further east towards
Carrabelle.
The Board approved the rezoning
of 10 acres on River Road in
Carrabelle. The land will rezoned
to residential for 1 unit per acre.
The Board approved a pedestrian
crosswalk for 12th street in
Apalachicola. The crosswalk was
requested by Apalachicola resi-
dent Clifford Williams and Van
Johnson brought the request be-
fore the Board.
County Clerk Kehdall Wade in-
formed the Board that he had
spoken to an architect out of
Panama City about the possible
renovation or demolition of the old
jailhouse. The architect suggested
the construction of a new one
story facility and built on the
property south of the courthouse.
It was estimated that the renova-
tion of the old jailhouse would
cost $342,000 and the cost of a
new building would cost an esti-
mated $400,000. The Board
agreed that they wanted to keep
the old jailhouse intact and they
agreed to have KendallWade look
into receiving $400,000 in grants
to build a new building near the
courthouse.
County Attorney Alfred Shuler
told the Board that Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders' motion, which
was made at the last County
meeting, to pay the road depart-
ment workers and landfill work-
ers for the day they had taken off
during the holidays, should not
be allowed. He said that her mo-
tion went over "the line" because
her husband works for the road
department. The workers will
have an annual day of leave taken
from them, which was agreed at
the previous county meeting, if
Commissioner Sanders' motion
held up.


Apalachirola

Bay/River

Watch

Organization

Meets

By Rene Topping
The second meeting of the
Apalachicola Bay/River Watch
Organization was held on Janu-
ary 7, at 7;30 p.m. at the
Eastpoint Volunteer Firehouse.
There were 70 persons present,
despite the fact that the only pub-
li ity was "word of mouth," The
filst meeting held in December,
had 25 present.
A panel of speakers including
Apalachicola Chamber of Com-
merce Director Anita Gregory;
noted author and owner of Gulf
Specimen Company in Panacea.
Jack Rudloe; newly retired
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) employee Susan
Anderson; Jeanni McMillan owner
of Jeanni's Journeys and attor-
ney Andy Smith (who is doing
legal work pro bono for the group
and was a member of LEAF
(Legal Environment Assistance
Foundation) were on hand to re-
port on progress. The first meet-
ing had ended with the group de-
ciding that they wanted to make
application to the River Keepers
National Organization.
Riverkeepers, began with one
man, John Cronin and a boat on
which he sailed the Hudson River.
He found it be badly polluted. In
1983, Cronin founded the
Hudson River Fishermen's Asso-
ciation of Riverkeepers. Cronin
became the first full time
Riverkeeper. His mission was, and
still is, that of the Riverkeepers -
to track down and stop polluters
who abuse the Hudson River and
it's tributaries and the New York
City watershed. John Cronin
came to national attention when
he caught the Exxon Corporation
in flagrant violation of the United
States Clean Water Laws.
The Exxon tankers were rinsing
toxic petrochemicals from their
cargo holds, then tanking up with
Hudson River Water that was then
transported to the Island of
Aruba, for use in the refinery
there. Since that out of court
settlement with Exxon, the dy-
namic team of Robert F. Kennedy
Jr. has brought to justice over 70
environmental lawbreakers.
The Apalachicola Estuarine Sanc-
tuary is rated right now as the
least polluted Estuary in the
world. According to Director
Woody Miley, this group will take
on the mission of keeping it that
way. The area they will cover will
be from Indian Pass to Alligator
Harbor. Water quality will be
monitored in selected sites all over
the total area on a monthly basis
by volunteers, with their samples
sent to a laboratory for analysis.
In their mission statement of what
the group hopes to accomplish the
following is stated; "We will advo-


County Extension Director Bill
Mahan announced that the Ex-
panded Food Nutrition Education
Program (EFNEP) in Franklin,
Gulf, and Liberty Counties will
end on August 31, 1999 due to
budget constraints. Mahan said
he is looking into the require-
ments to apply for a Federal Nu-
trition Program Grant to keep
nutrition education going in Fran-
klin County. Mahan said the
county will need about $13,000
to $14,000 for the grant proposal
to have a chance at being funded.
Director of Administrative Ser-
vices Alan Pierce gave a OAR
memo to the Commission about
possibly turning the St. George
bridge into an artificial reef when
it is dismantled.
Pierce informed the Board that
the permit for the wastewater
treatment plant at Grammercy
has been issued.
The Corp of Engineers began an
analysis of whether there are
unexploded materials in the
county because of previous mili-
tary operations in the county. The
focus will be on the Camp Gor-
don Johnston area. They have al-
ready contacted the Camp Gor-
don Johnston Reunion Commit-
tee and they will be returning in
March for the reunion.
The county will be receiving
$119,704 from the state to make
up for the Tate's Hell State Forest
purchase. The county had to
prove to the state that the state
purchased land in the county and
prove what the taxes were. The
Board approved the application
for the money and it should come
within the next few months.
Angelique Tharpe, a Lanark Vil-
lage property owner, has block-
aded Massachusetts street in
Lanark Village because she says
the county is trespassing on her
property (this is according to Alan
Pierce's report). At the end of Mas-
sachusetts street where it inter-
sects with Alabama street, there
is a very large depression (hole)
in the road. Because of the de-
pression, traffic in the area has
been cutting across the corner of
Me. Tharpe's property. The previ-
ous owners never complained
about this. It was pointed out by
the Board that the county did not
have enough fill to fill the hole at
this time. The Board agreed to
have a letter drawn up request-
ing that the owners allow the


cate and secure the protection
and stewardship of the
Apalachicola River, Sound and
Bay, it's tributaries and water-
shed, in order to improve and
maintain its environmental integ-
rity and to preserve the natural,
scenic, recreational and commer-
cial fishing character of the River
corridor and Bay. We will actively
use advocacy, education, re-
search, communication, coopera-
tion, monitoring and legal action
to protect and preserve the
Apalachicola River, St. George
Sound and the adjacent contrib-
uting watersheds."
Bill Hartley prefaced his opening
remarks by saying that the rea-
son the group was being formed
was that "Prevention is better
than cure." He then introduced
the members of the panel. Ms.
Gregory spoke first commenting
on the fact that "We don't want to
risk what we all love." She spoke
of the economic value of the river,
sound and bay to the entire area.
Rudloe, who was the keynote
speaker congratulated the group
on it's formation and the enthu-
siasm that seemed to have been
generated. However he gave the
group a reality check when he
related some of his experiences in
the Panacea area. He said, "I
would go out and walk through
this great marsh, and there's fid-
dler crabs, periwinkle snails, all.
this great stuff. And then you
come over one day and you hear
the clanking and groaning of ma-
chinery, and there's a dragline.
They are sitting there scooping the
marsh, dumping it out and kill-
ing the area, essentially."
He added sadly, "The next thing
you know, this great little collect-
ing area doesn't produce any-
more." He was also somewhat
pessimistic about offers of help
and support. He added that for
the most part it was usually some-
thing like, "Go get 'em and every-
body will follow." He said too many
times it was like leading a parade
with no one behind him.
He went on to say that he has
been considered to be out in left
field and still is in the ranks of
wanting to steal people's property
from them. He said he has talked
endlessly about the attributes of
the ecosystems hoping that he
could enlighten people, but some-
how it never seemed to happen.
On a brighter note, he said that
he can count some successes and
it now seems development is on a
slower pace and some state parks
and lands have recently been pur-
chased.
He showed a series of slides of
creatures found in the waters of
*the Panhandle area illustrating
the amazing diversity. Rudloe
said, if we continue to drain the
swamps we will have lost it." He
added that he feels that the group
will have to fight hard and long to
keep the non-renewable re-
sources of the area.
Susan Anderson said "This group
can be an advocate for the bay. I
would like to have hope that 500
years from now man will still be
able to make a living on this bay."
Anderson has been an outspoken
advocate for the ecology of the


county to use the road as it is now
until the hole can be filled. The
Board also agreed that the road
should be put back on the right
of way.
The Board agreed to have the ap-
proach to the boat ramp at Old
Ferry Dock Road in Eastpoint re-
paved to keep sand from washing
into the boat basin. After the area
is paved, David Kennedy will have
the Road Department dig out the
boat basin.
The Board approved the following
recommendations from the Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission:
Charles Mitchum of St. George
Island got approval to extend an
existing dock and the installation
of a boatlift on the Apalachicola
Bay.
Robert Edwards of Alligator Point
got approval to construct a single
family dock in Alligator Harbor.
Lee Schroeder of Alligator Point
also got approval to construct a
single family dock in Alligator
Harbor.
Robert Gilliam received a variance
by the Board of Adjustment (BOA)
to go into the Critical Habitat
Zone, which is the 50 foot setback
from the edge of the wetlands or
water. The BOA is authorized un-
der the zoning code to grant vari-
ances for hardships. The hard-
ship in this case is a creek/drain-
age ditch cuts across the owners:
property at an angle and com-
bines with a large area of wetland.
Alan Pierce recommended that
the house be required to stay back
from the wetland vegetation line
along the bay, but allow the house
to be built as close as 25 feet from
the drainage ditch. The Board
agreed to allow the house to be
built.
The Board agreed to have Mike
Robaluck of St. George Island re-
move the dock that he had built
on county property. The dock was
originally a floating dock that was
converted into a fixed dock. The
dock, however, was built in the
right-of-way of Bay Shore Drive.




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area and had said at the first
meeting that although the bay is
now rated the best, that the prob-
lems that have harmed other es-
tuaries are in the initial stage
here.
One of the other problems stated
by Anderson is if the water allo-
cations now being talked about for
Florida at the meetings of the-
Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and
Flint River Basin Commission
would come to pass, there is a
danger that by 2050 it will not be
the beautiful and productive river
it is today, She sees a danger in
the other two states taking but not
replacing the waters of the Tri
River system.
If this group of people are success-
ful in gaining acceptance as
Riverkeepers they will join a group
out of Atlanta who are called the
Chattahoochee Riverkeepers in
trying to keep the River, Bay and
Sound as free as possible from
pollutants.
The group has "hit the ground
running." So far, in their aim to
become a part of the Riverkeepers
Organization, they have submit-
ted an application to the national
group; have submitted their ap-
plication for a 501(c) 3 status a s
a non-profit organization; have
submitted bylaws and articles of
incorporation to the state. They
have formed a temporary board
of officers with Bill Hartley of St.
George Island as chairperson.
Jeanni McMillan of Jeanni's Jour-
neys has offered her office and
phone for temporary headquar-
ters for the months of January
and February. If you wish further
information on the Riverkeepers
you may leave a message at 850
927 3259.
The group plans to meet quarterly
for regular meetings with the
board of directors meeting
monthly. Regular membership is
set at $10.00. The members voted
that anyone who makes their liv-
ing on the bay will be made a
member without any fee.
The Carrabelle and the Eastpoint
Branch of the Franklin County
Public Library each has a copy or
'The Riverkeeper" by John Cronin
and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


Tyndall Draws First

Thunderbirds 1999

Air Show

The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air
Force Air Demonstration Squad-
ron has been selected to begin the
1999 show season March 20 at
Tyndall Air Force Base. The Gulf
Coast Salute will be open to the
public. For more information call
Tyndall's Public Affairs office at
283-2983 or visit the Thunder-
bird's web site at http://
www.nellis.af. mil/thunderbirds/


Water Lines Expansion


Start Februa
By Rene Topping
After several promised dates for
the start up of work on the Water
Line expansion, Phil Dover of
Baskerville and Donovan stated
"Groundbreaking is expected for
February 11, when he gave
Carrabelle City Commissioners
the latest update on at their regu-
lar meeting of January 4. This will
be good news for subscribers who
are outside of the city limits and
others who are not now on city
water.
The city has had to scale back the
size of the project, including low-
ering the size of the pipes, and has
been in negotiation for the city to
do some work which will entail
them to install water meters and
some hydrants.
Dover also announced that he
expects to have a pre-construc-
tion meeting with the contractor
sometime before the end of Janu-
ary, at which time the contractor
will be given the order to proceed.
The revised update on the cost
now puts the scaled down cost at
$1.594 million dollars in grants
and loans. The City has pledged
their future water revenues to pay
of the loans.
In other business, the City Com-
mission finally awarded a contract
to Connie Sapp to transcribe and
furnish printed minutes of each
meeting. Ms. Sapp's bid was $20
for the first 2 hours of meeting
and $10 for each hour or part of
an hour of meeting time. Her
charge will be $2.50 per page. She
is a court reporter and brought
her own equipment. Although
there have been other lower bids,
none of the previous bidders tried
again and she was the lone bid-
der.
Ned Ferguson and his wife at-
tended the meeting and heard
that their problem with vehicles
owned by the Keith family who are
across the street neighbors was
resolved. It seems that all of the
vehicles belonging to the Keith
family were removed within the 30
day period extended to them by
the city commission, for them to
finish remodeling the Keith home.
The question of location for the
Waterways Grant boat ramp is
tabled until the next meeting in
February. So was the question of
rehabilitation of the old gym.
The boat ramp for a land swap on
a property adjacent to the River-
side Condominiums, between the
city and Jimmie Crowder, was
approved on a provision that the
survey be submitted signed by a
registered surveyor. The design
changes made to the drawings
were agreeable.,to City Engineer
Phil Dover.
A new ceiling for the Post Office
was approved by commissioners.
City Clerk Beckey Jackson re-
ceived approval on her request to
have Internet on her new com-
puter at a cost of up to $25.00
per month.


ry
The Carrabelle Area Chamber of
Commerce gained approval for a
sign at the Riverwalk Pavilion
identifying the area as the Annual
Waterfront Festival site and also
approved it to bear the names of
sponsors. The Chamber will sub-
mit a drawing for approval to the
commissioners.
James Urban was denied his bid
to place a hangar at Thompson
Field when the city attorney Doug
Gaidry advised commissioners
that this should go before the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority as they still were the body
representing the port and airport
under the legislature.
A request from Ms. Jackson to
purchase tow fireproof cabinets
was tabled on request of the city
clerk, in order for her to check
prices.
The clerk gained approval to at-
tend a computer workshop in Tal-
lahassee for a fee of $139.
Mike Wheelus gained approval for
a permit to build a bait and tackle
shop at 1637 West Highway 98.
The Ryan Drive/Three Rivers
Roadway sidewalk and Recreation
Path maintenance was proved by
commissioners.
Commissioners also approved GT
Com to construct, operate and
maintain telephone lines in the
city. The current wires will be re-
placed with fiber optic.
The next regular meeting for the
Carrabelle City Commission is
February 1, 1999.


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The Old Guard

A Century Later,
These Offenders
Show No Signs Of
Giving Up

WATER HYACINTH
Like the nutria, water hyacinth is
also a South American native. It
was introduced into New Orleans,
Louisiana at the World Industrial
and Cotton Centennial Expo in
1884. In 1960 it was the third
most populous aquatic plant in
the U.S.
Water hyacinth forms dense float-
ing mats in rivers, lakes and wa-
terways. It keeps sunlight from
reaching submerged vegetation
and crowds out native aquatic
plants, reducing species diversity
in flora and fauna. It has a rapid
growth rate; a plant's size can
double in 618 days. Plants also
deposit large volumes of organic
matter into waterways, degrading
water quality and depleting
oxygen.
Water hyacinth limits boat traffic
and impedes recreation, flood
control and wildlife use. Both
herbicides and mechanical
methods have been used to
control water hyacinth, but
neither have been successful on
a large scale.
The above materials were pub-
lished in Gulfwatch, a cooperative
venture of EPA's Gulf of Mexico
Program, USDA's Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service and
the National Association of Con-
servation Districts. Vol. 9, No. 2
(July 1998)


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Editorial and Commentary


Lighten Up Kevin Begos

Despite the lengthy case of rising taxes made by the Panama City
News Herald's editor for the Franklin and Gulf County sections in
their paper, we think Kevin Begos has overlooked some aspects in his
pessimistic case regarding the opening of the Grady Market and the
Consulate on the waterfront in Apalachicola. Rising taxes are not the
only factor in calculating the eventual monetary success of a project.
There are the factors of market expansion and tax deductibility, among
. many others, that also figure strongly in the bottom line. For ex-
ample, with regard to market expansion, Highway 98 brings enor-
mous business to area merchants. In the early 1990s, one restaurant
netted nearly $100,000 because it had some proximity to 98, offered
a very unique setting for dining, hired an outstanding chef, and en-
joyed a near-monopoly position in the market. We think the Grady
Market, with very high public attention and enthusiasm, will account
for itself on the bottom line handsomely, given good management,
and an expert orchestration of other factors contributing to the "bot-
tom line."
Tom W. Hoffer and Tom Campbell


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A Pile Of Limerock


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Jim and Pat McWhinnie of Eastpoint are shown in front of
their home, which becomes a Fantasy Land of lights and
seasonal decorations each year between Thanksgiving and
New Year's Day. This photo was omitted from the story in
the last issue of the Chronicle as the scanner
malfunctioned. The article saluted Mr. and Mrs. McWhinnie
for their community effort.

Governor Stone In Fund-Raising

Campaign

Repairs Needed
The Governor Stone, an 1877 restored sailing ship frequently seen
on Apalachicola Bay, is in need of repair. New masts, new standing
and running rigging, transmission and engine work, painting, and
more on the list. The vessel has home ported at Apalachicola since
July 4, 1990, sailing Apalachicola Bay with thousands of people, in-
cluding hundreds ofyouth who have learned about weather, the stars,
history, teamwork, self confidence, and how our ancestors made their
livings in earlier times. As a very unique training ship, the Governor
Stone has been at the center of these public services, but now she
needs repairs. Friends and volunteers have always donated their time
and materials, but this year, cash is needed to maintain the vessel in
proper operating status.
To encourage donations to the Maritime Museum, Kristin Anderson
of Kristinworks is making commemorative pins in enamel and pre-
cious metals of the Governor Stone suitable for men and women to
wear on lapels, scarves, etc. Each pin is to be made by Ms. Anderson,
signed, numbered and dated. For a donation of $1000, the pin will be
made of 18K gold. For a donation of $500, the pin will be made of
Sterling Silver. The gold pins are on display at the Grady Market on
Market Street in Apalachicola. Donations are tax deductible.
Please send your donation to: Apalachicola Maritime Museum, Inc.,
Post Office Box 625, Apalachicola, FL 32329-0625.
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The top photo shows a rather large accumulation of limerock near
Franklin Boulevard on St. George Island in December 1998, as the
Department of Transportation (DOT) started the expansion of the bike
"paths". This was taken on a day with considerable wind, but the
limerock stayed in place, did not blow about, and did not present any
visible threat to humans or animals. The biggest problem were the
visitors who could not resist climbing the small mountain. Some dug
into the pile probably in search of small fossils and other remnants.
Below, the limerock pile has grown much smaller, since the
DOT crews spread it out for road base, east and west of Franklin
Boulevard. Note the foreground, which does not show any evidence of
limerock "dust" strewn about. We feature this short photo-essay on
limerock because of the near-public hysteria raised about limerock
in Carrabelle, and the asserted threat it posed from the wind and
alleged toxicity. On St. George at least, where the winds have been
erratic and high, there has not been any visible problem with limerock
"dust."


Ray Pringle (right) gestured to the blow-up photo ID of
Ronald Crum displayed in MFC offices.


Demonstrat

Fishermen'i
Tom Campbell


Planning a demonstration to "help
clear up confusion" about "limi-
tations on marine net fishing,"
Ronald Fred Crum and Raymond
S. Pringle, Jr., invited the public,
the media, Panhandle fishermen
and the Florida Marine Patrol to
meet at the water's edge behind
Crum Mall in Panacea. January
12. The crowd of about 100 wit-
nessed Crum put his boat in the
water with a two-inch mesh net
and catch some fish.
Ray Pringle said, "This is how they
depicted us ... this is what they
put on the bulletin boards at the
Marine Patrol Station (holding up
the enlarged ID card). We know it
was there, because we filed com-
plaints with the Sheriffs Office,
and detectives went over there
and saw them there. In the law
enforcement agency's local meet-
ings, they took (enlarged) pictures
just like this and put them up in
the law enforcement meetings,
and said, 'If it wasn't for these
people, we'd have it all to our-
selves already... These are
trouble-makers.
Pringle continued, "I'm gonna tell
you something. I'm not a
trouble-maker, I'm an American.
I spent six years in the service. I
have a right to get up... We have
freedoms, and we are going to
operate under those freedoms...
All we're trying to do is preserve
our heritage and culture... That,
I believe is very, very vital to this
State. If you don't believe it, you
go try to eat at a seafood restau-
rant. ... (I) was over in Titusville
the other night. We couldn't even


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s Rights
get close to the seafood restau-
rant. And, Lord have mercy, we're
the ones that provide the seafood
for it. We don't take the seafood
and hide it in a hole. We take it
and sell it, and the people of this
state, and other states, that come
down here and love to eat our
fresh seafood from Florida, are the
ones that are the beneficiaries of
what we do. We're hardworking
people.
Pringle explained, the reason
we're putting on the demonstra-
tion "...is to show that we feel,
without a shadow of a doubt, that
this is (pointing to net)' a legal
piece of gear. It is a major
downsizing.'
It's only about one-tenth of one
percent of what we used to be able
to fish with, and yet we can still
catch a small quantity of fish that
will give the seafood markets and
the seafood restaurants fresh fish,
fresh shrimp, fresh oysters.
Ron Crum said, "What are we
gonna accomplish here today? ...
(addressing the fishermen) We are
gonna inform the press. We have
something here with merit. We're
right, and, the press is the only
way you're gonna get your mes-
sage out to the people. So, you
need to talk to them."
Crum continued, "We invited the
Florida Marine Patrol, and what
we said was 'Let this bean indi-
cation that net is-legal under the
administrative code.
This net is legal under the stat-
utes. Let us have an indicator,
Continued on Page 4


Taking The Census On A Cane


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Vol. 8, No. 2


January 22, 1999


Publisher .................................................. Tom W Hoffer
Contributors ............................................. Tom Campbell
............ Sue Riddle Cronkite
........... Brock Johnson
............ Aaron Shea
........... Rene Topping

Sales ................................................... Jonathan C apps
............ Pam Rush
Advertising Design
and Production ..................................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
........... Jonathan Capps
............ Jacob Coble
Production Assistant ................................ Jason Sanford
Copy Editor and Proofreader ................... Tom Garside
C circulation ............................................... Larry K ienzle
............ Tom Campbell
............ Tom Hoffer
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel ........................................ Apalachicola
Sandra Lee Johnson ......................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ..................................... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ............................................... C arrabelle
David Butler ........................................... Carrabelle
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. G eorge Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
Anne Estes .............................................. W akulla

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By Betty Roberts
In good spirits, I started in the
traditional way taking the U.S.
Census 2000. It was the address
listing phase and we were going
alone, door to door. Soon I real-
ized my knees could not take the
punishment. After stopping at 74
houses one day, I could hardly
walk. IfI was to continue, I would
need help. Should I try using a
cane?
How would I look, walking up to
someone's house on a cane? What
would people think? How would I
be received? Despite many doubts
and having no alternative, I de-
cided to try the cane.
Soon I realized the benefit of us-
ing a cane. There was the usual
aid of having a third leg. It was
easier to negotiate the uneven ter-
rain of walks and yards. Also
moving around obstacles like toys
and yard hoses was a cinch with
the help of my cane.
Then there were some unexpected
benefits. A neighbor dog came at
me growling. I raised my trusty


cane and was amazed to see the
dog turn tail and run home. Some
porches had no railings. I again
raised my cane and knocked at a
window or rang a doorbell. I did
not have to chance those treach-
erous stairs. If people were leav-
ing the house as I came up, wav-
ing my cane got their attention.
I have no statistical proof, but I
think there was a psychological
benefit to using a cane. If a
two-legged person rang or
knocked, maybe the dweller
would not answer. But here is an
older person on a cane. "She
might fall! We better see what she
wants before something bad hap-
pens." And so (I think) many doors
opened to me.
Now that I'm convinced that a
cane is the only way to take the
Census, one question remains: In
this age of technology and com-
puters, why is the U.S. Govern-
ment still sending people door to
door to do address listing? There
must be a better way-cane or no
cane.


3rd Aranual



SYLVESTER WILLIAMS


SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET

sponsored by
Mr. Clarence Williams
Chairman, Franklin County Commission, District III




Rep. Janegale Boyd

Raymond Bagne Certified Hypnotherapist

Tallahassee Outreach Choir
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$15 couple; $10 single; $3 children
(For ticket information, contact Clarence Williams at 653-8202.)


Ron Crum using the net he said "is legal under the Florida
Statutes."


YOU Can Help Build The New
Carrabelle Branch Library
HOW? By Becoming Part Of

The "Wall Of Spirit"

"Build Your Library, Brick By Brick" will be the next phase of the
fund raising effort. Inscribed bricks will be placed in the new Carrabelle
Branch Library's "Wall of Spirit" that will be located near the main
entrance where it can be enjoyed by all who enter the building. For a
$66.00 contribution, you can have your name or the name of a friend
or family member inscribed on a brick.
It is a way for people in the community to honor those whose love of
reading and knowledge inspired or influenced others. A child may
remember her grandmother who read to her, or her first trip to the
library with Mom. A young man may remember a teacher who pushed
him with extra reading time and personal concern that helped him
develop into a well-rounded adult.
Family members may recall quiet times and happy hours spent in a
library looking for that perfect book, locating do-it-yourself material
for a home project or researching homework assignments. Everyone
who loves to read has someone who sparked that desire. Many people
owe their ability to read to library tutoring programs and so have
their own connection to the goal of a fine new library in this commu-
nity.
Local businesses are also asked to be involved in this project. Busi-
ness owners know the value of a well educated employee. That edu-
cation is obtained not only through a school system, but by using a
modern, up-to-date library. Their involvement in this proposal will
show their commitment to the community and give them a more in-
formed group of individuals from which to select their employees.
The bricks will make an excellent gift for a family member and a tax
deduction for a library donation. Order forms can be obtained from
several locations. The Carrabelle Library will. of course, have order
forms and a sample of the brick. The phone number there is 697-2366.
The Eastpoint Library will also have forms; the number is 670-8151.
If you feel that knowledge and information are valuable, you will want
to support the building of the new library. This is an easy way to do
that while honoring special people in your life. Please become in-
volved, this is VERY IMPORTANT to our community.


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Evelyn Pace Resigns As

Executive Director


Demonstration from Page 3-Crum and Pringle speak.


clearly, that we can fish under the
law and not be bothered... if we
fish 500 square foot, nylon net,
or less in a proper manner...'
Crum continued, "If the court
rules that that net is legal ... what
we're saying to them (MFC, et al),
'You are gonna lose now.' ...We're
fixingto go after you this time ...
My plan is to sue that officer, sue
his boss and his boss, and pun-
ish this state. This problem would
never have happened to another
politically unacceptable group of
people... When I say 'politically
unacceptable', I don't mean that
you're not good people. It just
means that the big politics are
against us..."
Mr. Ray Pringle, President of the
Panhandle Fishermen's Associa-
tion, said, 'The Florida Marine
Patrol has been notified of our
activity here today, and we invited
them to come and do their duty.
We have assured them they will
be treated with respect."
Pringle continued, "We are
hardworking people who provide
the Florida seafood that people
love to eat. And we have' a right
to earn our living under the law."
Crum explained that the Florida
Marine Patrol officers work with
about nine different, memos that
regulate net measurements. A net
may be assessed by one officer as
legal, and condemned by another,


who perceives ditterent criteria.
Crum explained that the net used
in the demonstration "is termed
to be legal, as a rectangular net
under 500 square feet in area, as
defined in Article 10 Section 16
of the Florida Constitution."
He said, "There are fishermen
here today who have been ar-
rested or fined for using this same
net."
The net in question is currently
before the District Court of Ap-
peals, awaiting a decision.
Crum said he wanted the Florida
Marine Patrol to come and arrest
him for fishing with his net in the
demonstration, but the Florida
Marine Patrol did not show as of
noon, on the day of the demon-
stration.
Pringle interpreted the FMP
non-appearance tantamount to
an approval of the net used in the
demonstration "The only thing I
found was agreement with what
we were saying."
Pringle continued, "I've been told
that the whole system (of MFC)
has been turned upside-down
from Captain, up... There's things
happening... If they were so con-
cerned with us, and what we're
doing, why weren't they here (to-
day)?"


Butch Jones, Brooksville, Hernando

County, Commercial Fisherman








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Butch Jones, Brooksville, FL, Hernando County,
Commercial Fisherman
Butch Jones talked with the Chronicle during the setup for the Pana-
cea demonstration of the net, conducted by Ronald Crum and Ray
Pringle. His views are likely similar to other fishermen who have had.
their livelihoods turned upside-down by the Net Limitation Amend-
ment. The Amendment ushered in other changes in the administra-
tive rules regulating the fishing industry, along with companion leg-
islation passed by the Florida legislature. Earlier court decisions, some
which are still on appeal, added to the growing confusion on what is
a "legal net." His closing comments reflect on the propaganda that
promoted the "net ban" initially, giving the impression that the fish-
ing community was exploitative and wasteful. Many reporters and
columnists in the major state media did not understand many facets
of the commercial fishing industry.
"Down here in Hernando County, the judges don't know-the laws, the
State's Attorneys don't know the laws, the attorneys themselves don't


By Tom Campbell
Former Executive Director of the
Franklin County Senior Citizens
Council, Ms. Evelyn Pace, re-
signed, effective December 31,
1998.
Ms. Helen Schmidt is Acting Ex-
ecutive Director until a new direc-
tor is hired. Ms. Schmidt said,
"The Senior Citizens Council will
advertise for anyone interested in
filling the position. The Board of
Directors will be interviewing and
hiring."
Ms. Schmidt said that the Board
has previously advertised in the
Tallahassee Democrat and the


local weekly newspaper.
Ms. Schmidt said she did not
know where Ms. Pace was located
currently. "Her house is up for
sale in Lanark Village," according
to Ms. Schmidt.
Ms. Pace said she thought it
would be "in the best interest of
everyone," if she resigned.
Ms. Pace told The Chronicle that
she has met many nice people and
will always remember them as
friends. She will be moving back
to the Tallahassee area. She
wishes the center and the staff
success in all their endeavors.


Changes at Franklin

County Senior Center


Helen Schmidt, Franklin County
Senior Center Board Chairman,
called a special meeting of the
board to announce changes in
staff at the Center. Due to the
resignation of the former Direc-
tor Evelyn Pace, who resigned on
December 31, 1998, the Center
is now advertising for a new
director.
Shirley Walker, who was an as-
sistant to Ms. Pace was also in
charge of the SHIP (State Hous-
ing Initative Program), has re-
ceived a promotion to the direc-
torship of that program. Ms.
Schmidt said that the program
will continue under the steward-
ship of the FCSC board and
wanted to assure all those who
have received notices that they are


now in line to receive benefits
under that program, will continue
without changes. Applications
that have been made, will con-
tinue to be served as the money
is available and there is no need
to reapply.
The SHIP program has as its mis-
sion to "improve the housing
stock in Franklin County." Ben-
efits under this program include:
emergency repairs, help in down
payments for first time home buy-
ers, major repairs to bring homes
up to code and make them more
habitable, and the building of new
homes.
All other programs at the center
will continue and Ms. Schmidt will
take over the duties of the direc-
tor until a new one can be hired.


Thrasher Appoints Boyd


Speaker of the Florida House of
Representatives John Thrasher
has appointed District 10 Repre-
sentative Janegale Boyd
(D-Monticello) to serve on the
General Appropriations, Health
Care Services, and Joint Legisla-
tive Auditing Committees and to
the Procedural Council. She also
will serve as Vice Chair of the
Water and Resource Management
Committee.
;Representative Boyd said, "I am
I very pleased with my assign-
ments. Representation on the
Water and Resource Management
Committee is very important to
District 10 since this committee
oversees any legislation dealing
with the water and natural re-
source issues which are so impor-
tant to our north Florida counties.
Also this year the committee will
design legislation to extend the
P2000 Land Preservation Program
and to implement Amendment 5
which reorganizes the Game and
Fish Commission and the Marine
Fisheries Commission."


Representative Boyd added,
"Serving on the General Appro-
priations Committee is an impor-
tant assignment since all budget
issues ultimately appear in this
committee. I also look forward to
working on the Health Care Ser-
vice Committee this year. We ex-
pect to be dealing with a lot of cru-
cial issues where my background
as a nurse and health care ad-
ministrator should be very
helpful."
Boyd continues to serve by spe-
cial assignment as a legislative
representative on the Florida
Commission for School Reform
and Accountability. This impor-
tant body developed the new Sun-
shine State Standards that have
received national acclaim. The
Commission continues to moni-
tor the testing and implementa-
tion of these important standards.
The standards are designed to
make our children more compe-
tent in an international economy.


know the laws... We don't get this much publicity down there, through-
out the state. They just don't know... They want to cite me... People
did not vote for the two-inch net. They didn't vote for the multi-filament.
They didn't vote for the weekend closure. When you take all of these
into consideration, this has a heck of an impact on the fishermen.
Then with all of those who do not understand the laws, the people
we're dealing with, they look at us, ... I could think about going fish-
ing and I have airplanes, helicopters, jet boats, air boats, night-vi-
sion, infrared, you name it on me..."
"I know what the law says, but as soon as I have that type of gear,
they say its wrong, because they change it... That is confusing. And,
the courts do not understand..." 'These people (who criticize the fish-
ing community) live in the suburbs. You'll never in your life ever talk
to these people. But, they've got an opinion. They see a dead turtle,
they see a dead dolphin, they see a dead whatever, and they think I've
done it ...
"I spotted a dead sperm whale off the coastline in Hernando County...
(The newspaper folks were called) ... and they were more concerned
about whether or not the whale was there instead of the validity of my
story. The bottom line was that after (the reporter) wrote the story,
she concluded "...or it could have been caught in a net..." This thing
was twenty feet long. (Obviously too large for any net). They don't
know, but that is what the (reporter was) telling the people."


Franklin County
Awarded

$135,380 Grant
By Tom Campbell
To start the New Year right, the
state has launched Healthy Fami-
lies Florida, a comprehensive,
statewide initiative to prevent
child abuse before it starts. The
Ounce of Prevention Fund of
Florida, a private non-profit cor-
poration, has awarded 18 new
community-based grants for
implementation of this
groundbreaking child abuse pre-
vention program.
Franklin County was awarded one
of these grants in the amount of
$135,380; The site receiving the
grant is the Franklin County
Health Department at 137 12th
Street in Apalachicola. The con-
tact person at Healthy Families
Franklin is Ellie Tullis, and the
targeted service delivery area is
the entire county.
Carol McNally, Healthy Families
Florida Executive Director, said,
'Through this growing network of
community projects,the. tragedy
of child abuse and neglect can, to
a significant degree, be prevented
before it begins. We are pleased
with the diversity of groups that
will be engaged in child abuse
prevention through this initiative.
These projects promise that chil-
dren will be able to grow up safe
and secure when every member
of the community shares respon-
sibility for the well-being of its
youngest citizens."
Healthy Families Florida is a vol-
untary prevention program de-
signed to promote positive
parenting and child health and
development. This will reduce


child abuse and neglect and other
poor outcomes.
The program is designed for fami-
lies living in targeted geographic
areas that experience stressful life
situations. It provides intensive
home visiting services and link-
ages to family support services.
Services are initiated during preg-
nancy or at the birth of a baby
and provided for three to five
years, depending on the family's
needs.
Healthy Families Florida became
a reality with the passage of land-
mark legislation by the 1998
Florida Legislature. The Depart-
ment of Children and Families
contracted with the Ounce of Pre-
vention Fund of Florida to de-
velop, implement and administer
this program in partnership with
communities throughout Florida.
Community organizations all over
I ht s ate were interested in devel-
oping a Healthy Families project.
He.tllhy Families Florida will be
in 26 counties across the state
with a total budget of $8.6 mil-
lion. This will be invested in child
abuse prevention services. The
awarding of the money was based
on a competitive grant application
process. The remainder of the
budget ($1.4 million) is dedicated
to evaluation, training, technical
assistance, quality assurance and
program support.
For further information, you may
contact Carol McNally, Executive
Director, Healthy Families
Florida, Ounce of Prevention
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Disaster

Services

Dutch Treat

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By Tom Campbell
For those interested in serving
theii community, an opportunity
is rr w at hand. The Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross will be hosting a Dutch
treat luncheon for current and
future Disaster Services Volun-
teers on !'ebruary 3 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Seafood Reef Restaurant in
Apalachicola.
"Those invested in helping g their
community during a disaster or
emergency should plan to attend
this meeting. '"This is very impor-
tant," said Butch Baker, Frank-
lin County Emergency Manage-
ment Director. "We hope to see
lots of community-minded folks
there who are willing to help."
Those who have questions may
phone 878-6080 in Tallahassee,
or 653-3952 in Apalachicola, or
visit the web site at www.
tallytown.com/redcross for addi-
tional information on becoming
an American Red Cross Disaster
Services Volunteer.


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The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


22 January 1999 Page 5


Celebrate Valentine's Line Dancing DEP Welcomes
David R


By Tom Campbell
Executive Director of the
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce Bonnie Stephenson said
she spends a great deal of her own
time exercising and having a lot
of fun. "On my own time," she
smiled, "I do line dancing and
teach a class."
She said line dancing would be a
fun way of celebrating Valentine's
Day and exercising at the same
time. "Line dancing is good exer-
cise and fun too," she said.
She will be offering a class at Wet
Willie's on Marine Street in
Carrabelle, starting Monday,
January 25 from 7-9 p.m., and
each Monday thereafter.
'There are four men in the Ad-
vanced Class and we need more


men," she said. "We dance to
Western music, but if you like any
kind of music, you can enjoy that
too."
There are ten people in the ad-
vanced class, and Ms.
Stephenson said she is ready to
start a class of beginners. No ex-
perience is necessary. You are not
required to have a partner. Just
enjoy dancing. "If you like to
dance, that's all that's needed,"
she said. "Enjoy a nIlhli out with
your husband."Soinu l \r ,,come
and dance while their husbands
play pool.
Valentine's is Sunday, February
14, and the class will be held
Monday, February 15. "Come
learn to dance with Bonnie's Boot
Scooters on Mondays, starting
January 25," she laughed. "And
celebrate Valentine's with us too."


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Struhs As

Secretary

The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) ap-
plauded Governor Jeb Bush's
announcement of Massachusetts
Department of Environmental
Protection Commissioner David
B. Struhs as his choice to head
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection.
Prior to Struhs' tenure at the
Massachusetts' DEP, Struhs
served as vice president at Can-
yon Group, Inc., a Los
Angeles-based management con-
sulting firm specializing in the
electric and gas utility industry.
His consulting work included de-
veloping innovative, voluntary
environmental programs for in-
dustry and government.
In 1989, during President George
Bush's administration, Struhs
served as Chief of Staff to the
Council on Environmental Qual-
ity. He began his environmental
career in 1986 at the United
States Environmental Protection
Agency as executive assistant to
then Region I Administrator
Miichael Deland.
Struhs holds a Master's degree in
Public Administration from
Harvard University's Kennedy
School of Government. He was a
Fulbright Fellow to the Weekly
Review and the University of
Nairobi, Kenya in 1985. He gradu-
ated from Indiana University in
1982 with a Bachelor's degree in
journalism and political science
and a Certificate of African
Studies.
As chief administrator of DEP,
Struhs is responsible for pro-
grams that ensure clean air and
water, the safe disposal and
cleanup of solid and hazardous
wastes, and the preservation of
wetlands.



Antique

Boat Show


Join us for the first annual
Apalachicola Classic & Antique
Boat Show April 24, 1999. Stroll
along, the streets of historic
downtown Apalachicola where
antique boats and classic ex-
amples of traditional vessels will
be on display.
This festival will emphasize the
maritime history of our pictur-
esque coastal town. Special high-
lights will include the Governor
Stone. A national landmark, this
authentic fully restored Gulf
Coast Schooner embodies the rich
fishing history of the Bay. Origi-
nally constructed in 1877, this
gaff-rigged, 63-foot schooner has
seen many decades of service
along the Gulf Coast. The Gover-
nor Stone is considered the old-
est operating sailing vessel in the
American South. There will also
be examples of authentic oyster
boats, work-boats, plus a wide
array of small classic and antique
boats.
Enjoy a display of antique out-
board engines and model boat
exhibit. There will be nautical arts
and crafts and marine flea mar-
ket, and kids can build their own
model boat at the Apalachicola
Maritime Museum.
All boat entries must be able to
be put on a trailer. Entries must
be either a classic example of a
traditional craft or built prior to
1969, sail or power. Entry fee is
$10.00. Information needed to
register our boat: Type( 1 2' cat-
boat), Year Built (1948). Builder/
Designer (Stanton/Bolger). Sail or
Power. Plaques will be awarded to
the best boats in each category.
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Going To Court To Win Improved Education
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Nineteen individual children and
their families from around Florida
have joined with a coalition of civil
rights and community groups to
bring a lawsuit designed to im-
prove education for all Florida
children, particularly poor and
minority children. This coalition
is led by the NAACP, the League
of United Latin American Citizens
(LULAC), two organizations rep-
resenting Haitian immigrants,
and the Florida Appleseed Center
for Law & Justice. Simply put,
this case seeks to enforce the con-
stitutional right to an adequate
education which has long been a
fixture of the Florida State con-
stitution, and which recently was
strengthened by the people's
amendment of that constitutional
requirement to specifically require
a "high quality education".
John Due, Deputy General Coun-
sel for Education of the Greater
Miami-Dade Branch of the
NAACP, said:
"We have decided to bring this
action at this time because of the
fact that public education in
Florida is in a crisis. So many of
Florida's schools-and in particu-
lar, those which are majority-
minority and poverty schools-are
not adequate under Florida's
present constitutional require-
ments and tens of thousands of
children at all levels of education
are the ones who are suffering.
Their constitutional rights have
been violated. The people have
now amended the Constitution, to
impose the stricter constitutional
requirement that Florida's chil-
dren be provided a high quality
education. But Florida's govern-
ment and Legislature have not
met even the existing constitu-
tional mandate for years. That
furnishes us no expectation'that
they will meet the new, higher
standard. Time is running and
past refusals to meet the require-
ments of the Florida Constitution
give us no comfort as to future
prospects."
John Ratliff of the Children First
Project of Nova Southeastern Uni-
versity, one of the attorneys for
plaintiffs, stated:
"The people have spoken by
adopting the new wording to the
constitution clarifying that 'the
education of children is a funda-
mental value' and mandating that
'all children residing within' the
State be provided uniform, effi-
cient, safe, secure, and high qual-
ity system of free public schools.'
In his inaugural address, Gover-
nor Bush acknowledged serious
problems in the educational sys-
tem and pledged to address them.
It is our intent to work with the
new administration and the Leg-
islature to set appropriate stan-
dards and appropriately imple-
ment them. We are in the courts
to insure that this opportunity is
rot missed and that the din of the
give and take of the political pro-
cess does not drawn out the clear


demands ol tne constitution, as
it too often has in the past."
Jacqueline Gerstein, Executive
Director of Florida Appleseed,
added:
"Some have urged us to wait, ex-
pressing concern that if this ac-
tion is brought, the Legislature
may decline to increase the col-
lective budget of the school sys-
tems. We do not believe their fears
are justified or that our legisla-
ture would act in such an irre-
sponsible fashion in the face of
this crisis. We are also concerned
with far more then simply increas-
ing the budget of the current sys-
tem by small increments. We do
believe there is a need for an im-
mediate infusion of additional re-
sources, at least in majority-
minority and poverty schools, but
we don't believe you can answer
how much is finally needed until
the problems raised in our action
are addressed. More money-by
itself-is not the solution. Ad-
equate provision for education
includes leadership, appropriate
structuring, programming, staff-
ing, and many other factors.
"We also believe that the Legisla-
ture has unlawfully delegated its
responsibilities to the Commis-
sioner of Education. Only the
courts can tell us if we are right"
There is widespread recognition
throughout our State that our
public education system is in cri-
sis. Year after year the problem
has gotten worse. The complaint
details the sad outcomes in the
individual schools of the nineteen
children who are serving as rep-
resentatives of the class. These
schools are from both urban and
rural counties in the different geo-
graphical areas of the State and
in each of them, unacceptably
large numbers of children are fail-
ing to achieve minimal levels in
basic skill areas. Today, in hun-
dreds of schools similar to those
cited in the complaint, close to
half the students fall to demon-
strate even minimum levels of
achievement. Children are
crowded into classrooms In such
numbers that teachers are left
powerless to produce good re-
sults. The problem is not evenly
spread. Schools in poor and mi-
nority urban or rural communi-
ties are in far worse shape than
schools in effluent, white subur-
ban communities. In some rural
counties, all schools are inad-
equate. Soma urban systems
such as Miami-Dade's are also
severely impacted by State ne-
glect. The cumulative results of
this neglect are truly dramatic. As
cited in the complaint
In September 1995, the,
FDOE convened a panel of
classroom teachers to estab-
lish the minimum proficiency
levels for the FCAT in read-
ing and writing. The levels
were based on the minimum
necessary to advance toward
eventual functional literacy.


Consumers Urged To Know Their

Rights When Hiring A Lawyer


Consumers hire lawyers to defend
their rights, but consumers
should also protect themselves by
knowing their rights as a client of
an attorney, according to the Cen-
ter for Florida Consumers.
In an informational bulletin re-
leased in mid-January the Cen-
ter for Florida Consumers out-
lines the rights and responsibili-
ties of consumers and small busi-
ness owners in dealing with at-
torneys.


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(the name says it all)
Office: (850) 697-2181
Home: (850) 697-2616
FAX: (850) 697-3870

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Please call me on
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anytime. Do not
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office 697-2181.
Don't miss out on
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Most consumers who report dis-
satisfaction with an attorney are
upset because they didn't under-
stand some of the basics of how
the client-attorney relationship
works, according to Marc Taps,
senior attorney of Legal Services
of North Florida.
"Clients, before they enter into an
attorney-client relationship, need
to review, understand and sign a
retainer agreement with the attor-


At a statewide level on the
mathematics achievement
tests 46% of all students, 75%
of African-Americans, and
57% of Hispanic students
scored below the minimum
proficiency level in the 5th
grade tests. At the 8th grade
evel, mathematics achieve-
ment showed similar results
with 40% of all students, 69%
of African-American stu-
dents, and 51% of Hispanic
students scoring below mini-
mum proficiency. The 10th
grade mathematics numbers
were again horrible with 45%
of all students, 75% of
African-American students
with 50% of Hispanic stu-
dents scoring below profi-
ciency. While not quite as
drastically bad, the reading
scores yielded similar pat-
terns. At the 4th grade read-
ing level, 41 % of all students,
69% ofAfrican-American stu-
dents, and 53% of Hispanic
students scored below profi-
ciency. In the 8th grade, 20%
of all students, 39% of
African-American students
and 27% of Hispanic students
scored below minimum read-
ing proficiency. In the 10th
grade, 27% of all students,
49% ofAfrican-American stu-
dents and 37% of Hispanic
students scored below profi-
ciency in reading. The schools
attended by students in
Plaintiff class are dispropor-
tionately minority and poor
and Defendants failure to
provide an adequate high
quality education in these
schools is in part responsible
for these dramatically unac-
ceptable outcomes.
Insufficient efforts are made to
insure that children from poor
communities are ready to start
school to the same extent as their
more affluent neighbors, and in-
adequate resources are devoted to
insuring that those who need to
catch up with their peers can do'
so. The educational disadvantage
increases as children move
through the school system.
Schools with higher percentages
of poor and minority students
produce lower educational out-
comes by every State measure.
Fortunately, Florida's constitution
guarantees an adequate public
educational system. This guaran-
tee is there for all Florida's chil-
dren. This lawsuit is designed
to make the fundamental right
to an education a reality by re-
quiring the State to take whatever
steps are required.to achieve ad-
equate educational results in all
of Florida's schools.


ney," Tapps said. "Be sure to get
a copy and keep it for your
records."
Among the tips to consumers are
these:
* Ask before you hire. You have a
right to know a lawyer's educa-
tion and level of experience before
you enter into a relationship.
Make sure the attorney you are
considering has training and ex-
perience relevant to your case.
* Know the fee. There is no set fee
for legal services. You have the
right to negotiate a fee with your
attorney, which could be a flat fee
or a percentage of money recov-
ered in a case. A contingency fee -
means that.you pay nothing un-
less you successfully recover
money in a case. Contingency fee.
contracts must be in writing, and

Continued on Page 10


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My Specialty area is Carrabelle Lanark -
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Now TAKE A TRIP down to the Postum
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Elevator to the upstairs. This is a
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HAVE You BEEN LOOKING for a three
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Living History: 1539
America's History Brought To Life In Tallahassee
At The Historic De Soto Winter Encampment


Wynne Tatman


Living history interpreters
brought to life, amid rainstorms
and cold weather, the ancient site
of the Apalachee's Anhyca Tafa
Village on Saturday, January 9,
1999.
The interpreters, all volunteers
from Time Travelers of Tallahas-
see, San Luis Mission ofTallahas-
see, Calderon's Company of
Bradenton, Heritage of the An-
cient Ones of St. Augustine,
Florida Park Personnel and the
Dept. of State personnel, through
a series of exhibits, told and
"re-enacted" certain aspects of
American history from the time
Florida's earliest residents to de
Soto's landing at Tampa (1539)
and into life in the 16th and 17th
centuries.
Except for a few documents, very
little was known about the de Soto
expedition that landed in Tampa
in 1539, and made its way north.
Locations of camps and battles
with natives had always been sub-
ject to interpretation and debate.
However, during a land develop-
ment project in Tallahassee, 16th
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Century Spanish artifacts were
discovered, including the jaw of a
pig-described in clear terms in
the journals of the de Soto expe-
dition. Pigs were imported into the
New World from the old, and this
discovery along with about 40,000
other artifacts, provided evidence
that the location was indeed the
site of the 1539 encampment. In
March 1987, B. Calvin Jones, a
state archaeologist and his staff
visited the project and found the
evidence that led to the conclu-
sion that the former Governor
Martin house was indeed the
site of the de Soto winter
encampment.
The importance of this discovery
cannot be overstated as this site
is one of the oldest in America and
it now exists as a State of Florida
maintained historic site. Annu-
ally, interpreters provide perspec-
tive on the personages and times
for public viewing and participa-
tion. The accompanying pictures
provide only a slice of that
experience.


The clan mother, "Turtle Woman" played by Wynne Tatman, head of a group of re-enactors
called Heritage of the Ancient Ones, described this house, called Pa Ha for the Chronicle
reporter. Designed in the round, with benches, the house is built of sticks and river cane.
Rebecca Duggan, Middleberg, FL, and Douglas Pummell, St. Augustine also participated in
the Pa Ha location.


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Dog Fees Cat Fees
Males: $35 Males $15
Females: under 40 Ibs, $35 Females $30
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If you need transportation please contact one of the following volunteers: Franklin County
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"I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU"

Healthcare in Franklin County is your
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22 January 1999 Page, 7


'Carrabelle

Rem ains

Winless

This Season
By Aaron Shea
Despite 22 points from Antoine
Benjamin, the Carrabelle boys
basketball team lost to Wakufla


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85 to 47 on January 16. The Pan-
thers trailed 56 to 19 at the half
and never had a opportunity to
get back into the game. One high-
light of the game for the Panthers
was a fast break dunk by Antoine
Benjamin in the final minutes of
the game. Justin Odom added 10
points.
On January 12, the Panthers had
one of their best showings of the
season against the Munroe Bob-
cats. The Panthers took a 33 to
29 lead into the half. Antoine
Benjamin's 23 points would not
be enough, however, as the Bob-
cats out scored the Panthers 40
to 20 in the second half and won
69 to 53.
Though the Panthers are winless
on the season, Antoine Benjamin
has been a bright spot. He is in
the top ten in scoring in the Big
Bend averaging over 15 points per
contest. He is also in the top ten
in rebounding and blocked shots.
Apalachicola Basketball.
The Sharks fell to the Liberty
County Bulldogs 86 to 78 on
January 7. The loss dropped the
Sharks to 2-5 on the season. The
Sharks were led by Mario Lane,
who had 23 points, and Timmy
Poloronis, who had 14 points.








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Edited by Aaron Shea


Mario Lane scored 23 points
against Liberty County.


1999 Outdoors-

Woman

Workshops

Scheduled
The Florida Game and Freshwa-
ter Fish Commission (GFC) will
host two "Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman" workshops.
They are scheduled for February
5-7 in Palm Beach and April
16-18 in Ocala. These workshops
are for women who are interested
in acquiring outdoor skills.
The cost is $100, which includes
food and lodging at the camp, plus
materials and instruction. The
workshop is limited to 100 people.
The program is primarily for
women, 18 years of age or older,
who want to learn outdoor skills
associated with hunting and fish-
ing, but it also includes training
that is useful for many other out-
door pursuits, said Lynne Hawk,
program's director.
Participants will be able to choose
four of the 18 topics offered and
will spend four hours on each
topic they choose.
Topics include: Introduction to
Panfishing, Basic Flyfishing Tech-
niques, Introduction to Bass Fish-
ing, Boating Basics, Canoeing/
Kayaking, Deer Hunting Basics,
Small Game Hunting Techniques,
Turkey Hunting Basics, Introduc-
tion to the Shooting Sports, In-
troduction to Handgun Shooting
and Hunting, Developing Archery
and Bowhunting Skills, Basic
Camping and Backpacking Skills,
Outdoor Photography, Bird-
Watching, Reading the Woods,
Off-Road Cycling, Developing Wil-
derness Survival Skills and Per-
sonal Safety.
For a brochure and registration
form, contact the West Palm
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Open

By Aaron Shea
General gun hunting season for
antlered white-tailed deer and
wild hog opened in the Northwest
Zone of Florida on December 12
and will continue until February
17. The Northwest Zone includes
the following counties: Franklin,
Bay, Calhoun, Escambia,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Liberty, Leon,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton,
Washington, and Wakulla.
It is legal to take deer having one
or more antlers at least 5 inches
in length visible above the hair-
line. It is legal to take wild hogs
with a shoulder height of 15
inches or more in areas where
hogs are legal game. Bag limits for
the deer are a daily limit of 2 and
a possession limit of 4. There is a
daily limit of 1 on wild hogs and a
possession limit of 2. Any rimfire
cartridge for taking deer is pro-
hibited.
Quail and gray squirrel season
began on November 14 and will
continue until March 4. It is legal
to take quail, gray squirrel, rab-
bit, raccoon, opossum, coyote,
nutria, skunk, and beaver. The
daily bag limit for quail and gray
squirrels is 12 and the possession
limit is 24. The taking of fox squir-
rels is prohibited.
The seasons in Wildlife Manage-
ment Areas (WMA) may be differ-
ent, however. The following is in-
formation on some of the WMA's
in the Northwest Zone.
Robert Brent Wildlife Manage-
ment Area (Gadsden and Liberty
Counties)
General gun hunting is permitted
through February 3. It is legal to
take deer with one or more ant-
lers at lest 5 inches in length vis-
ible above hairline, wild hogs with
a shoulder height of 15 inches or
more, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit,
opossum, raccoon, beaver, coyote,
armadillo, skunk, and nutria.
Small game can be hunted
through March 7. It is legal to take
gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, opos-
sum, raccoon, beaver, coyote, ar-
madillo, skunk, nutria, and mi-
gratory game birds in season.
Bobcat, mink, and otter may be
taken through March 1.
Archery/Muzzleloading gun sea-
son is February 18 through 28.
All the above listed animals are
legal to take.
Talquin Wildlife Management
Area (Leon County)
Small game season goes through
March 7 on Fridays, Saturdays,
and Sundays only. It is legal to
take gray squirrel, quail, rabbit,
opossum, raccoon, beaver, coyote,
skunk, armadillo, and nutria.
Bobcat, mink, and otter may be
taken through March 1.
Apalachicola Wildlife Manage-
ment Area (Franklin, Liberty,
Leon, and Wakulla Counties)
Small game season goes through
March 7. It is legal to take wild
hog, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit,
opossum, raccoon, beaver, coyote,
skunk, nutria, armadillo, and
migratory game birds in season.
Bobcat, mink, and otter goes


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Warning
Recall: Scuba Buoyancy Com-
pensator Devices (BCDs). A re-
call of about 1,955 scuba buoy-
ancy compensator devices manu-
factured by Durapro Systems has
been announced. Under normal
scuba diving conditions, the
hoses on these BCDs can sepa-
rate from the jacket, and possi-
bly cause drowning. These re-
called Durapro Systems BCDs are
the Cirrus, Stratus, Aruba,
Slimline and Resort. The
low-pressure hoses on the BCDs,
part number 302, connects the
first stage regulator to the BCD
power inflator valve. These hoses
are identified with the following
markings: "PLIOVIC MULTI PUR-
POSE 1/4" I/D (6.4 mm) 250 PSI
WP (1.7 MPA) ... MADE IN USA...
GOODYEAR." Retail dive stores
and a mail-order catalogue sold
these BCDs from January 1996
through May 1998 for about $179
to $359. Consumers who pur-
chased one of these Durapro Sys-
tems BCDs should stop using it
immediately. The hose from the
BCD should be returned to the
dive store where purchased for a
free replacement hose. Call
Durapro Systems 1-800-
345-6634.


Antlered Deer Season


through March 1.
General gun hunting season goes
through February 3. It is legal to
take deer with one or more ant-
lers at least five inches in length
visible above the hairline. All the
above animals are legal as well.
Archery/ Muzzleloading gun sea-
son begins February 18 and goes
through February 28. All the
above animals are legal to take.
Spring turkey season begins
March 20 and goes through April
25. It is legal to take bearded tur-
keys or gobblers. Legal shooting
hours are one-half hour before
sunrise until 1 p.m. Hunting with
dogs is prohibited.
Ed Ball Wildlife Management
Area (Gulf County)
General gun hunting season goes
through February 3. The area is
opened on Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturday, and Sundays in the
dog hunt area. It is legal to take
deer with one or more antlers at
least 5 inches in length visible
above the hairline, gray squirrel,
quail, rabbit, opossum, raccoon,
beaver, coyote, armadillo, skunk,
nutria, and migratory game birds
in season. Bobcat, mink, and ot-
ter are permitted after November
30.
For more information on rules,
regulations, licensing, etc. call the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission at (850) 265-3676.


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Gulf Reef Fish

Amendment

Available For

Public

Comment
Written comments on Amend-
ment 16A to the Fishery Manage-
ment Plan for the Reef Fish Re-
sources of the Gulf of Mexico are
being accepted through February
16, 1999, announced Dr. Andrew
J. Kemmerer, Regional Adminis-
trator, Southeast Region, National
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council (Council) sub-
mitted Amendment 16A for re-
view, approval, and implementa-
tion by NMFS.
Amendment 16A would: 1) pro-
hibit use of fish traps in the ex-
clusive economic zone (EEZ) of the .
Gulf of Mexico south of 25003' N. -
lat. (near Cape Sable, Florida) af-
ter February 7, 2001. The use of'
fish traps in other Federal waters .
east of Cape San Bias, Florida; ,
aboard vessels with valid fish trap.-,
endorsements would continue to ,
be allowed through February 7-
2007; 2) prohibit possession of.
reef fish exhibiting trap rash orii'
board a vessel that does not have '
a valid fish trap endorsement. 3) ,
require fish trap vessel owners or
operators to provide trip initiation
and trip termination reports; and
comply with a vessel/gear inspec-
tion requirement.
Written comments on Amend-
ment 16A must be received on or
before February 16, 1999. Com-
ments must be mailed to the
Southeast Regional Office, NMFS;,
9721 Executive Center Drive N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702. Com-
ments received by February 16,
1999, whether specifically di-
rected to the amendment or the,
proposed rule, will be considered
in the approval/disapproval de-
cision on Amendment 16A. Com-
ments received after that date will
not be considered in the Amend-
ment 16A approval/disapproval
decision.


Fishing

Tips


The following fishing information
was provided by Captain Tony
Thompson of Tony Charters.
* There is an abundant amount
of ground mullet, a.k.a. whiting,
in the West Pass between Little St.
George and St. Vincent Island.
"You can catch all you want in
there now," said Thompson.
The mouth of any river is a good
area to fish in because the water
is real deep and it is warmer in
the deeper areas. Thompson said
the best areas are the ones with
20 to 30 foot holes.
* Big grouper can be found in
shallow waters during the winter
time. The best place to fish for
them are near artificial reefs.


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By Aaron Shea
"I am on call to aid the Coast
Guard at all times," Art Little
stated proudly as he checked over
his airplane. Little, a former bank
president in North Carolina and
current resident of St. George Is-
land, is a volunteer for the United
States Coast Guard Auxiliary. In
1992, he became a charter mem-
ber of the Apalachicola Squadron
when his wife volunteered him for
the Auxiliary while he was in
North Carolina. For the past six
years he has been the "eye in the
sky" for private boats, vessels, and
navigational aids in the waters
that surround Franklin County.
Once a month, Little, a licensed
pilot since 1965, leaves land and
takes to the sky in his one pro-
peller private airplane to patrol
the area from Port St. Joe to the
Steinhatchee River. During these
routine flights, he searches for oil


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spills, damaged navigational aids
in the water, and lost boats or
vessels. "We had one (lost boat)
in 1995," said Little, "it was 10
miles at sea. The boat had already
been abandoned because the
people had been saved earlier."
Though he has not faced a severe
crisis yet, Little had to go through
a rigorous training program that
taught him search and rescue
techniques in case a serious situ-
ation did come up.
Little's monthly flights take him
over a wide array of areas such
as, Cape San Blas, St. George Is-
land, Dog Island, Alligator Point,
Shell Point and St. Marks. I got a
opportunity to 'fly the friendly
skies" with Little and Butch
Baker, who is also in the squad-
ron and was being trained by
Little. The flight was for the most
part quiet and danger free, which
is usually the case according to
Little.


Increasing Life Expectancy

By Tom Campbell
In a recent Mayo Clinic release, some interesting insights emerge con-
cerning life expectancy. At birth, life expectancy in the United States
has "increased from 47 at the turn of the century to about 76 today."
One in 26 baby boomers is expected to make it to 100 years. If you
are a healthy 65-year-old American male, you can reasonably expect
to live to about 80, while a 75-year-old has a life expectancy of over
84.
The Mayo Clinic release states, "Life expectancy continues to increase
with each generation." It is now estimated "that half of all humans
who've ever lived to age 65 are alive today."
As life expectancy increases, so does the total number of older people
living. Americans age 65 and older now outnumber teenagers.
By 2030, even the youngest of baby boomers (people born between
1946 and 1964) will be retirement age. That will push the number of
Americans over age 65 to 69 million-double today's total.
Life expectancy, according to the Mayo Clinic release, has increased
thanks in part to advances in medicine and health care. An increas-
ing number of studies now suggest that physical and mental disabil-
ity during aging are, more often, the result of lifestyle choices than
inherited limitations.
Key elements that enable people to age well are:
* Exercise daily for 30 minutes. "The old adage use it or lose it is
true."
* Don't smoke or use other tobacco products.
* Eat a balanced diet, including lots of fruits, vegetables and whole
grains each day.
* Make your health a priority-get a yearly flu shot, etc.
* Challenge your mind-daily mental engagement helps.
* Invest time in the relationships in your life-Research suggests that
"people who stay connected to their community, family and friends
live longer than their more isolated peers. The same is true for those
who maintain a spiritual connection."
* Keep a "can-do attitude." It's important to maintain your indepen-
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extent, responsible for your own longevity. And you are never too old
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Celebration For The Consulate from Page 1
The Consulate is managed by Anchor Vacation Properties, a real es-
tate company owned by French-American Olivier Monod. Reserva-
tions and information can be obtained by phoning 800-624-3964, or
by accessing Anchor's 24-hour on-line Reservations at http://
www.fla-beach.com.
The Grady Market is as much an historic tour as it is an exceptional
shopping experience. Beautiful brick walls, tin ceilings, original
counters and antique showcases return the market to its 1900 ap-
pearance. Historic displays and artifacts abound.
The Grady Market represents one of the City's most ambitious resto-
ration projects ever completed. The Grady Complex opens onto both
Water and Commerce Streets, and features a gated courtyard and
garden dedicated to John and Henry Grady, founders of J.E. Grady
and Co., who built the building at the turn of the century.
The Grady Market is open Monday Saturday 10-6 p.m. Phone 850-
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Developer Lee Willis and part of family attending Grand
Opening of Grady Market and The Consulate.


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St. George Island United Method-
ist Church will again sponsor a
Women's Retreat featuring Jan
McCray from St. Petersburg,
Florida, an ordained minister,
evangelist and Bible teacher who


thrilled and inspired women from
a wide area of North Florida at last
year's seminar. This year the re-
treat has been expanded to three
days, from Friday, February 5
through Sunday, February 7, with
spouses included in certain
events.
The Retreat will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Friday evening, with a picnic buf-
fet at St. George Island United
Methodist Church, located at 201
E. Gulf Beach Drive on St. George
Island. A song fest will follow at
7:00 p.m. and Jan McCray will
speak at 8:00 p.m. for those who
are participating on Friday
evening. On Saturday, a full day
of activities begin at 8:45 a.m.
with registration and refresh-
ments., followed by devotions and
singing. Ms. McCray's message,
entitled "Fanning the Flame," will
start at 10: 15 a.m. Small group
sessions will precede lunch and
continue in the afternoon with
additional singing, personal tes-
timonies and worship services
lasting until 3:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to remain
a third day for Sunday worship
service at the Methodist Church,
beginning with adult Bible study
at 8:30 that morning. Regular
worship service and communion
with the Rev. Ted Schiller speak-
ing will be held at 9:30 a.m., with
a fellowship hour afterwards. Ms.


McCray, a noted author, will be
available for book signing both
Saturday afternoon and Sunday
morning.
Spouses are invited to attend
the Friday evening program as
well as other activities on Sunday
which are available on beautiful
St. George Island. The fee to at-
tend the three-day retreat will be
$20 per woman and $10 for
spouses for Friday, evening's ac-
tivities. This fee includes the cof-
fee break and lunch. Advance res-
ervations are required and the
deadline is January 29, 1999.
Checks should be made payable
to St. George Island United Meth-
odist Church and registrations
mailed to:
Sue Latham
Reservations Chairman
Women's Retreat
St. George Island United Method-
ist Church
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island, FL 32328
Jan McCray speaks throughout
the United States and abroad,
providing leadership and preach-
ing for women's retreats, spiritual
renewals, church revivals and
camp meetings. She is a well
known platform speaker at the
United Methodist Conference
Center at Leesburg, Florida, She
was educated at King College in
Bristol, Virginia, at the University
of California at Riverside and at
the St. Petersburg Theological
Seminary in St. Petersburg,
Florida. She has a B.A. in Reli-
gious Education and a Master's
degree in Judaic Studies. She is
currently completing her course
work for her Ph.D. in Old Testa-
ment.
Jan is a trained counselor in the
field of redemptive healing. An
author, her first book is entitled
"The Love Every Woman Needs,"
published by Chosen Books of
Revell Publishing/Baker Books.
For more information about the
Retreat, please contact Coordina-
tor Marsha Smith at (850)
927-3350.


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Planning The 1999 Charity

Chili Cookoff


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the walls and ceiling of the bathroom in The Consulate
luxury suite. In the Grady Market, shops offer collectibles,
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The Directors Assembled. I
Jayne Bamburg, Jay Abbott,
Lee Edmiston.
Since November 1998, the Board
of Directors for the 1999 Charity
Chill Cookoff has been meeting
weekly to-attend to the hundreds
of details involved in staging the
Cookoff on St. George Island on
Saturday, March 6th.
The Directors include Jay Abbott,
Lee Edmiston, Ollie Gunn, David
Fulmer, Jayne Bamburg, Frank
Latham and Harry Arnold.
The premiums to be offered this
year Include four items:
1. Rain suit, including Jacket and
pants, embroidered with Cookoff
logo
2. A cane umbrella
3. An attach case
4. And a hat with Cookoff Logo.
For a $30 donation, the recipient
is entitled to a cane umbrella or a
hat. For $100 donation, you have
a choice of the rain suit or the
attache case.
This year's Cookoff will feature
some new food items. Sourdough
bread bowls will compliment chili
or gumbo. Beef-ka-bobs, shrimp-
ka-bobs, fried grouper on a stick


From the left, David Fulmer,
Harry Arnold, Ollie Gunn and'


and friend shrimp on a stick
be available along with bee
soft drinks, hot dogs, all ki
chill, the John Henry an<
Spratt Chicken and duml
and gumbo.
1999 Corporate Sponsors
tributing $1000 each, inclu
following thus far:
C-21 Collins Realty
First American Title
Budweiser
Market Place
Apalachicola State Bank
Executive Office Supply
Gulf State Bank
Prudential Resort Realty
George Mahr
Homestead
Liberty Communication
CB Suncoast Realty
Citizens Federal
Weems Hospital
Anchor Realty
WOYS
Dr. Smith
Dr. Ramirdz
Sunshine Painting
Gulf Coast Realty
Wet Willie's
Finni's
Pearl Linen
Taylor's
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Florida
Stakeholders
Meeting
Monday, January 25, 1999
At the Northwest Florida
Water Management District
10:00 a.m. (EST)
Please note that both Georgia's
and Alabama's revised water al-
location formula proposals as
presented at the December
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-
Flint River System (ACF) Basin
Commission are on the agenda.
Copies of both proposals will be
available at the meeting.
The agenda for this meeting is:
* Discussion of the upcoming
Water Allocation Formula Com-
mittee meeting (in February).
* Discussion of the December 18
ACF Basin Commission meeting
held in Montgomery.
* Georgia's and Alabama's re-
vised ACF water allocation for-
mula proposals as presented at
the December 18 Commission
meeting.
* Continuing discussion of
Florida's ACF proposal.


Library from Page 1

courtroom procedures and life
skills. There's also an adult lit-
eracy program. Field trips tod
places like the Tallahassee
Museum's Jazz Blues Festival
don't hurt either. And no commu-
nity library that caters to the
young would be complete without.
tutorial help or free access to the
Internet. One more thing: it has
its own radio show "For Teens, By
Teens." Rock on...
Key Features: Artistically In-
dined, Culturally With-it, Literacy
Booster, Teen Friendly.
The other libraries recognized inI
the article were: Wilton Library -
Wilton, Apalachicola; Cedar Rap-'
ids Public Library -Cedar Rapids;.
IA; Enoch Pratt Free Library.
(Main Branch)Baltimore, MD;.
Kansas City Public Library- Kan-
sas City, MO.; Englewood Public
Library Englewood, NJ; Andrew
Heiskell County Library -
Greenville, TN.: J. Erik Jonsson,
Central Library Dallas, Texas:'
Springville Public Library -
Springvllle, UT.
Horizon Magazine can be reached'
at, http: //www.horizonmag.com/I
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Evangelist McCray

Returns To St. George

For Womens Retreat


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Ollie Gunn (right) models the top half of the rain suit. Harry.
Arnold (left) holds trousers to the rain suit.


David Fulmer demonstrates some of the menu that will be'
available in the food concessions for the 17th Annual
Charity Chill Cookoff the first weekend of March 1999.


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Forgotten

Coast Chef

Sampler

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce will host the Third
Annual Forgotten Coast Chef
Sampler on February 6, 1999.
Chefs from all over the
Apalachicola Bay area will display
their most creative dishes at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church Parish
Hall located on 6th Street and
Avenue C in Apalachicola.
In addition to a fantastic selection
of food from our area's most tal- .
ented chefs, there will be a silent
auction featuring weekend ac-
commodation packages, gift cer-
tificates and much, much more.
Tickets are $25.00 each and will
be available at the Chamber of-
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Events of

St. James

Volunteer

Fire

Department

By Tom Campbell
The St. James-Lanark Village Vol-
unteer Fire Department held its
Annual Christmas Party in De-
cember of 1998. Twenty-five
members and volunteer fire-fight-
ers attended and enjoyed a pot-
luck dinner.
Fire Chief Bud Evens was pre-
sented with a fruit basket. (see
photo)
Announcement was made about
the Valentine Dance, which will
be held February 13 at 8 p.m. at
Chillas Hall.
"Open House" will be held at the
St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire
Department in honor of the 25th
Anniversary. The date has not yet
been announced, but Treasurer
Jim Welsh of the Volunteer Fire
Department said it would be an-
nounced soon.
Mr. Welsh thanked all that at-
tended for the food and decora-
tions. He gave a special thanks to
Ms. Cheri Furtak for her efforts
:'in putting the event all together."
Mr. Welsh said the Volunteer Fire
Department appreciated all the
good efforts of members and the
volunteer fire-fighters, and espe-
cially Chief Bud Evans. No fires
have been reported in the area
since 1999 began and Chief
Evans said, "It's been a good new
year so far."


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sician who invented an "ice
machine" that many argue
was a forerunner to air con-
ditioning 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
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(183) Florida Lighthouses
by Kevin McCarthy; Paint-
ings by William L. Trotter.
A concise history of
Florida's 30 lighthouses
and one light station. Also
contains maps and dire
actions for reaching each
lighthouse along with info
about tours and fees. Pa-
perback, 1990, 134 pp. 30
color illustrations. Sold na-
tionally for $12.95. Book-
shop price = $10.00


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(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.


(180) Atlas of Maritime
Florida. Paperback, 1997,
56 pp. Generously illus-
trated, this volume surveys
13,000 years of Florida
maritime history and
georgraphy in a style acces-
sible even for your students
of Florida history. Includes:
bathymetry and shoreline,
winds, currents; growth of
Florida's maritime indus-
tries; ship types; overview of
thousands of shipwreck
sites in Florida. Sold na-
tionally for $9.95. Book-
shop price = $7.95.
(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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(145) Updated Atlas of
Florida. The 288-page ref-
erence volume, produced by
Florida State University's
Institute for Sciefce and
Public Affairs (ISPA), covers
many other facets of
Florida, including natural
environment, history, cul-
ture, population, economy,
tourism, recreation, infra-
structure and planning,
plus a section on the origin
of place names.
First published in 1982, the
atlas was completely over-
hauled in 1992 with statis-
tics from the 1990 U.S.
Census. The latest revision
is the first since then.
About 35 percent of the
book was revised from new
population and economic
data, and current legislative
information.
Sold in bookstores for
$49.95. The Chronicle
Bookshop price is $35.95.
(147) New. Richard Green-
ing Hewlett's biography,
Jessie Ball DuPont. Uni-
versity of Florida Press,
1992. Hardcover, 358 pp.
Jessie Ball DuPont was the
wife of Alfred DuPont, the
economic force which made
possible the development of
the northern Florida re-
gions, along with the work
of his aide, Ed Ball. Ed Ball
was the brother of Jessie
Ball DuPont. Jessie Ball
DuPont, by 1970 (the year
of her death) had already
given away $100 million
and had helped build a fi-
nancial empire that domi-
nated the economy of
Florida. Hers is a multi-fac-
eted story of Florida and her
charity work in the modern
era based on her extensive
personal papers and other
primary sources. This work,
along with others becoming
available through the
Chronicle Bookshop, builds
an important list of histori-
cal works that will embrace
the modern period of
Florida's history. Sold na-
tionally for $42.00. Book-
shop price = $36.95.


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