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Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


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By Aaron Shea


#2 driven by
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Source: Florida
Department of
Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles


On January 21, 78 year old Peter
Britz died in a head-on car acci-
dent on State Road 30, also
known as Highway 98, 2.2 miles
east ofCarrabelle. Britz, a Lanark
Village resident, was killed when
48 year-old Ronald Marshall, who
was heading east bound, drove
into the west bound lane and col-
lided with Britz's 1993 Plymouth
Van. It was estimated that both
vehicles were going 55 miles per
hour at the time of the accident.
The three other passengers in the
van, Mary Britz, Charles Leonard
and Bernice Leonard were all se-
riously injured. Ronald Marshall,
also of Lanark Village, was the


only passenger in the 1992 Ford
truck. Marshall was injured, but
not in a life threatening way.
Mr. Marshall has a history of driv-
ing under the influence (DUI) of
alcohol. On May 7, 1981,
Marshall was convicted of Driv-
ing or Actual Physical Controlt
While Intoxicated in Alachua
County. "You don't need to be ac-
tually driving," explained one
employee of the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles. "You just -have to be be-
hind the wheel." His license was
revoked for 90 days. On Febru-
ary 15, 1998, Mr. Marshall com-
pleted a Driving While Intoxicated
(DWI) course in Franklin County.
On August 5, 1998, Marshall was
arrested for DUI with a Blood Al-
cohol Level (BAL) of .221 ) is al-
most three times the legal limit of
.07. On October 30, 1998 he was
convicted of the DUI. His license
was revoked for 180 days and it
was immediately administratively
suspended for 6 months, which
means that his license was sus-
Dended at the time of the Janu-
ary 21, 1999 accident.
No arrest, however, has been
made at this time. Mark Ard of
the Florida Highway Patrol ex-
plained, "In such cases as. this,
portable tests are not enough
when a fatality is involved. There
has to be a blood test." It could
possibly be up to 4 months be-
fore the results of the blood test
are received. Charges are pend-
ing until that time.

Related story on Page 2


State Representative Janegale Boyd addressed the
Scholarship Banquet at Coombs Armory on Sunday,
January 31st. She is pictured (center) with County
Commissioner Clarence Williams (right) Clerk of Court
Kendall Wade;(far left) and her husband, Hines. The story
is on page 5.

Battery Park Playground Sparks War Of

Words At Apalachicola City Meeting


By Aaron Shea
The February 2 Apalachicola City
meeting saw Karen Dennis of the
Apalachicola Parks Foundation,
go head-to-head with Mayor
Bobby Howell and the City Com-
missioners. Ms. Dennis requested
that the city give $100,000 state
grant monies or $30,000 from the
Battery Park Funds to the
Apalachicola Parks Foundation.
With the necessary funds, con-
struction for the proposed play-
ground known as "Kids Cove"
could begin in Battery Park. The
proposed park would feature
small boats and a pint-sized light-
house.
Mayor Bobby Howell pointed out
that there is only $77,148 in the
City's general fund and it is more
than likely that the $46,000 that
is currently in the Battery Park
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over to cover the City's payroll,
which the City is allowed to do. "I
knowit is easy to sit out there in
the audience and come up with a
plan that the City can afford and
what the children need," said
Howell. '"This Board has a legal
responsibility to make sure that
we properly account for the pub-
lic funds of this City and don't go
on about something that is not
budgeted."
Ms. Dennis retaliated, "we will
bring money to this town. We are
not putting up a couple of swing
sets. We are talking about build-
ing an incredible place. I don't
want to leave if you guys are not
going to vote tonight," insisted
Dennis. "We have a whole city that
will sign petitions. We will round
them up. We have mothers and
parents who are fed up with be-
ing brushed aside. Either loan us
your $100,000 grant or give us
the money from the Battery Park
Fund for the Battery Park kids. It
is pretty simple."
Commissioner Jack Frye told Ms.
Dennis that the City cannot just
give the foundation a $100,000
grant. "Where is the documenta-
tion from these state people say-
ing that we can do this," said Frye.
"Get with DEP and bring them
down here."
The Board made a motion to meet
with DEP. It was made clear, how-
ever, that the money would not
come from the Battery Park
Funds. "'This City is on the verge
in 1999, not meeting the payroll,"
said Howell.
In other matters:
The Board agreed to a $13,707
monthly payment for 10 years for
a new fire truck. The fire truck will
cost an estimated $134,000.
The Philaco Women's Club was
unable to receive any land from

Continued on Page 7


Stan Arnold

Speaks His

Mind To

Commission

SBy Rene Topping
Stan Arnold, a relative newcomer
to Carrabelle, claimed the right to
address the Carrabelle City Com-
mission and an overflow crowd of
over eighty people, on a variety of
subjects at the February 1st meet-
ing of the commission. After his
long presentation the commis-
sioners granted him a workshop
to be held at 6 p.m. at city hall on
March 9, on the subject of impos-
ing a mandatory curfew being
enforced In Carrabelle. The vote
to allow the meeting was 3 1 with
Commissioners Raymond Will-
iams, Pam Lycett and Mayor
Jenni, Sanborn voting for, Don
Wood against and Jim Phillips
abstaining. Phillips gave no rea-
son for abstaining.
In addition to thejuvenile curfew,
Arnold talked about 8 Issues he
felt were serious problems, rang-
ing from a sewer and water em-
ployee who has not completed his
GED test, the City Charter and
updating that, some new laws
added, to a proposal to have Com-
missioner Williams and Commis-
sioner Don Wood either be re-
moved or resign from their seats
on the commission, which both
commissioners declined to do.
Mayor Jenni Sanborn tried to in-
stitute a time limit on the
resident's presentation and
Arnold insisted angrily "it is un-
constitutional to give me a time
limit. I object." He added that he
had seen other people given any
amount of time to say what they
wanted to.


Jennifer Lynn Armistead and
Christopher Robinson were mar-
ried in historic Trinity Church,
Apalachicola, Saturday evening,
January 30, 1999 amid hundreds
of well-wishers, family and neigh-
bors. The reception was held in
the Fort Coombs Armory, just two
blocks east of the Church.
The ceremony, conducted-by Bap-
tist Minister Chuck Pinkerton, of
the St. George Island Baptist
Church, was performed in front
of nearly 300 persons squeezed
into Trinity Church. Vocalist
Cythia Rhew sang three selec-
tions before and during the cer-
emony, accompanied by Bedford
Watkins using the church organ
and piano.
The parents of the bride Jennifer,
are Mr. and Mrs. Walter and
Jolene Armistead. Mother of the
groom is Mrs. LaVerne Robinson,
Apalachicola.
Continued on Page 4

Missing Person
Bulletin From
Sheriff's Department
The Franklin County Sheriffs
Department issued a Missing Per-
son Bulletin this week, regarding
Eric Phillips, white male, age 15,
D.O.B. 10-15-83, height 5'6",
weight 130 lb., bowl cut hair style,
last seen wearing blue jeans and
white tee shirt.
Eric Phillips was reported miss-
ing on January 29, 1999 at 8:00
a.m. He was an Apalachicola High
School student.
Anyone with information on Eric
Phillips should contact the Fran-
klin County Sheriffs Department
at 850-670-8866.


The first issue presented was that
of Dallas Barrack, a sewer and
water employee who was hired on
the proposition that he would
complete his GED in the one year
probation period. That probation
ended October of 1998. Arnold
wanted to know why he had been
given additional time to get some-
thing that had been advertised as
a minimum qualification. Barrack
had apparently passed only one
portion or the GED test. Arnold
also made inquiries as to why the
city had violated it's own drug
policy of a Drug Free Work Place.
Phillips defended Barrack on the
matter of a drug arrest in which
the employee had pleaded noloo
contendre" saying that the Drug
Free Workplace was just that. He
said the offense had not taken
place on city property or In any
city vehicle.
Continued on Page 4


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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

The Franklin County Board of
Commissioners agreed to move
voting precincts 4 and 8, at the
County Commission meeting on
February 2. Currently, 1,800
people vote at Chapman Elemen-
tary School. In order to cut down
on that, precinct 4 voting was
moved to the National Guard Ar-
mory and precinct 8 was moved
to the American Legion Hall.
No bids were put in for the
Catpoint boat ramp. The Board
agreed to have County Planner
Alan Pierce contact concrete con-
tractors -for the repairs on the
ramp.
A representative from GT Corn
informed the Board that Frank-
lin County will be receiving an up-
grade to the current phone sys-
tem. In the near future, such
luxuries as caller ID, *69, and
voice mail will be available to
Franklin County residents. The
Board also agreed to have County
Attorney Al Shuler look into ex-
tended calling service for
Apalachicola and St. George Is-
land. This would allow the resi-
dents of the area to call Panama
City for free.
County Extension Director, Bill
Mahan, informed the Board that
he spoke with John Gunter with
Apalachicola DEP about Alligator
Harbor. According to Mahan,
Gunter harvested some of his test
grow-out clams that had been
placed in Alligator Harbor during
the Summer of 1997. The clams
had good growth and low mortal-
ity.
It is still unclear, however, when
the first clam aquaculture work-
shop will be held.
The County Planner told the
Board that the Island Water Com-
pany had to move the monitoring
well from Island Drive to Millender
Street in Eastpoint. They ap-
proved the move.
The planning office issued a per-
mit for a large swimming pool at
Resort Village on St. George Is-
land. This permit will represent
the first phase of what will poten-
tially become a 14,000 square foot
beach club building. The beach
club is a part of the approved
master plan for Resort Village.
The Alligator Point Road is head-
ing to appeal. FEMA will not
change its position on the mat-


ter. The deadline for appeal is Feb
ruary 18.
The Department of Community
Affairs has written a letter to the
county concerning the issue of
public access to Bob Sikes Cut.
Schooners Landing has its own
gate, which doesn't allow access
to the public. Alan Pierce and Al
Shuler "agreed to look into the
matter and report back to the
Board at the next meeting.
The Licensing Board has elected
William Poloronis as Chairman
and John Hewitt as Vice Chair-
man.
Butch Baker, Emergency Manage-
ment Director, has been assigned
to look into funding sources for
the removal of abandoned houses
on Alligator Point and Dog Island.
The houses are being abandoned
because erosion had made them
unsafe.
The Airport Advisory Committee
agreed that they wanted to seek
a keyed access system in the air-
port. Limiting access there would
keep vehicles from getting in be-
hind the hangar. The committee
wanted 20% of the money for the
system to come from the airport
fund. The County Board decided,
however, that a keyed system
would be too expensive.
Larry Parker of Dames and Moore,
the consulting firm for the airport,
passed out the 90% airport lay-
out plan to the County Board. The
plan includes an access road into
the proposed industrial plant
from Highway 98. There is a draft
of the 90% business plan, but the
Department of Transportation
has yet to comment on it.
Larry Parker also informed the
Airport Advisory Committee that
companies from Atlanta and
Sarasota have shown interest in
funding the industrial plant. The
Preston Haskell Corporation
would also be interested in build-
ing and maintaining the complex
until they can find a tenant to
lease it and a management team
to run it.


Carrabelle Briefs


By Rene Topping
Carrabelle received a "clean re-
port" on Monday, February 1, at
their regular meeting on their
1997-98 audit, which was pre-
sented by Mark Payne of James
Moore & Co.
Commissioners approved expen-
diture of $3,000 on a request by
David Butler, for supplies and
materials to construct a wooden
playground at the 7th Street Park
and to repair facilities at Sands
Field using county workers as
labor.
Tabled a request from David But-
ler for a sign to be placed at the
site of the Carrabelle Area Cham-
ber of Commerce annual Water-
front Festival Commissioners said
they needed more information.
Approved a request from Chris
Merrit of OAR on a grant agree-
ment for an artificial reef to be
know as "Two Dogs."
Approved paying bill from City
Attorney Doug Gaidry in the
amount of $892.50
Approved on a vote of 3-1 with
Pam Lycett voting nay, a request
that Commissioner Don Wood be
allowed to contract with a firm to
replace ceiling in the back part of


the post oltice without require-
ment for estimates, provided he
does net exceed the $5,000 limit
policy.
Approved a request from
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority (CPAA) chairman Jim
Lycett to proceed, at the Febru-
ary 2 meeting of that body, to con-
struct a parking area for a pro-
posed Waterways boat ramp, con-
tingent upon a letter from Mr.
Beck approving the project.
On the matter of the boat ramp
commissioners requested that Bill
McCartney get in touch with the
Franklin County Commission on
who will be responsible for main-
tenance of the boat ramp at the
end of Timber Island Road. Also
to determine who would do main-
tenance if a second ramp could
be put in by the City on the Wa-
terways Grant.
Commissioners decided to turn
down a grant to repair the old
gym. The grant of $85,000 would
require a match of $360,000. Pam
Lycett felt that it would be a good
idea to try to hold a workshop
.between the City and the School
Board, as a clause in the contract
says if the city does not maintain
Continued on Page 8


School Board Discusses

Renovations


By Aaron Shea
Architect Rolando Gutierrez went
before the School Board on Janu-
ary 27 to discuss possible reno-
vations to Chapman Elementary
and Apalachicola High School.
The Board's meeting with Mr.
Gutierrez was just a workshop
and they made it cleai that no fi-
nal decisions would be made at
the time.
Gutierrez told the Board it would
Cost an estimated $125,000 to
renovate the 40 year old annex at
Chapman Elementary. The annex
at the school is currently used
strictly for storing old desks,
books, etc. It would cost an esti-
mated $408,000 to demolish the
building and build a new one. One
of the Board members asked,
"why fix it if it is used just for
storage?"
The Apalachicola High field house
was a hotter topic because of its
current condition, which could
prove to be dangerous for the stu-
dents using the facility. The build-
ing, which houses the school's


locker rooms and weight room, is
in dire need of repairs. "The build-
ing as it is, is dangerous for the
kids," said Gutierrez. He pointed
out that the floors are cracked and
the windows are shattered, both
of which are hazards. Superinten-
dent Brenda Galloway said she
would have the building closed,
which has been done in years
past.
Director of Schools Mikel Clark
told the Chronicle (November
27,1998 issue) a few months ago
that, "about a year and a half ago
new ceilings, plumbing, and bath-
rooms were put in."
It appears that the Board will be
paying for those same improve-
ments again. Mr. Gutierrez esti-
mated that the renovation of the
field house would cost between
$318,000 to $388,000. In that
estimate, plumbing is included
and he points out that it is one of
the biggest problems.
The money would also pay for the
whole inside of the building to be
gutted, have all the partitions re-
moved, have all the plumbing torn
out, level the floor, new ventila-
tion, and new electrical work.


Ta nark

Mourns

Loss of

Peter Britz















By Tom Campbell
The, loss of a community servant,
Peter J. Britz, is heavy on the
minds of citizens of Lanark Vil-
lage, as is the accident on High-
way 98 between Lanark Village
and Carrabelle that claimed his
life.
When Ronald G. Marshall crossed
the centerline and struck Mr.
Britz's vehicle head-on in that
crash, a community-minded citi-
zen was killed, pronounced dead
on the scene. Peter J. Britz of
Lanark Village was 78 years old.
Just two days before his death,
Mr. Britz had been driving the
Lanark Village Security Patrol car
as a civic duty to help protect the
community. He and his wife Mary
were active members of the
Lanark Village Association, al-
ways willing to do whatever they
could to assist friends and neigh-
bors.
Mary Britz had been a nurse and
was always doing what she could
to help people in need. Cheerful,
friendly folks, they also belonged
to the Lanark Village Boat Club
and were active members and of-
ficers.
According to the Florida Highway
Patrol, Ronald G. Marshall, 48
years old, was the only person in
the 92 Ford pick-up truck. He was
the driver and also a resident of
Lanark Village. He was injured,
but not in a life-threatening way.
Mr. Britz was the driver of the 93
Plymouth Van. His wife Mary was
in the back seat of the van and
received critical injuries. She was
taken to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital Britz's were originally
from Ohio,
Charles Leonard was riding in the
passenger front seat of the van,


and his wife Bernice was in the
back seat, according to a friend,
Ms. Trudie Tenison. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard are 63 and relatives
of Mr. and Mrs. Britz. Charles and
his wife Bernice were visiting in
Lanark from Caledonia, Illinois.
A friend reported that the Britz's
and Leonard's were on their way
to Eastpoint to see a doctor. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were seri-
ously injured.
According to the Florida Highway
Patrol's Lt. Ken Knowles, the
pick-up truck was traveling east
(toward Lanark). The van was
traveling west (toward Carrabelle).
The driver of the pick-up truck
crossed the center line of the high.-
way, traveling east in the west-
bound lane. The truck struck the
van head-on.
A simple white cross beside High-
way 98 now marks the scene of
the accident and fatality. A friend
said that the body will be cre-
mated and a memorial service will
be held when Mary Britz is out of
the hospital.
According to Lt. Ken Knowles, the
investigation "is currently
on-going. There is a preliminary
finding that the accident is alco-
hol related. Charges are pending.
No arrest was made at the scene."
Information is being gathered and
the lab was doing procedures con-
cerning blood alcohol level. The
State Attorney and Homicide In-
vestigator were on the scene of the
accident.
Ralph Dietz, President of the
Lanark Village Association, said,
"Peter and Mary Britz have lived
in Lanark Village about 8 years.
They were members of the Asso-
ciation and officers in the Boat
Club. They were good neighbors
and wonderful servants of the
community.
Ms. Trudie Tenison said she has
been a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Britz
since 1991. She said, "We live in
Carrabelle, but own property here
in Lanark. We knew them as kind
and generous people. Mary is still
in Intensive Care but is in stable
condition. I saw here last Sunday
(January 24) and she was in good
spirits and doing well, under the
circumstances. She is a strong
and wonderful person."
As of Thursday, a friend reported
that Mary Britz was in Room 4436
at Tallahassee Memorial. She had
a hip replacement, according to a
friend, and is doing well and may
remain for some time for rehabili-
tation. According to a hospital
spokesperson, the room number
was confirmed and the zip code
is 32308, for those who may wish
to mail a card. The spokesperson
said that the condition of
Mary Britz was "good," but no fur-
ther report could be confirmed


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The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


5 February 1999 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Environmental Lobby Attempts To

Pry Open Roadway To Bob Sikes Cut

This time, the "1000 Friends of Florida", fronting for an uniden-
tified group called "Floridians for Recreational and Environmen-
tal Equality (FREE)" is complaining to the Dept. of Community
Affairs about the closure of the road leading through the pri-
vately owned St. George Plantation and Schooner Landing to the
Cut. The Chronicle recently photographed an access corridor,
including dune cross-overs, that indeed allowed visitors access
to the Cut despite the protestations contained in the letter, re-
printed below. In turn, DCA has sent the complaint to the Fran-
klin County Commission for action, yet undefined.
The road to the Cut was open years ago, well before the privately
owned Plantation extended west, to include what is now
Schooner's Landing, another private development. Residents
there complained that public access through their lots resulted
in trespassing, littering, and other damages alleged to be caused
by visitors traipsing as they pleased across their property. The
fee imposed upon fishermen was to contribute to the mainte-
nance of the private asphalt road leading to the Cut. The letter
from the "1000 Friends" does not specifically say that this was
illegal, even though the admission fee has been discontinued be-
cause the public access has been discontinued. Also at variance
with the allegations in the "1000 Friends" letter are the state-
ments about scarcity of parking outside the access paths to the
Cut. On Sunday, January 31st, in the early afternoon, the
Chronicle encountered several scuba divers putting their gear
away in cars parked in the spaces reserved and there were four
additional empty spaces.
Incidentally, U. S. Representative Bob Sikes, whose efforts cre-
ated the Cut, is misspelled in the letter. Mr. Sikes's autobiogra-
phy spells his name as it appears here.
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Ms. Carol A. Forthman, Director
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs


Dear Ms. Forthman:
This office was recently contacted by a citizen's group called Florid-
ians for Recreational and Environmental Equality (FREE) regarding
public access to Bob Sykes Cut through the St. George Island DRI on
St. George Island.
From our investigation, it appears that the developer is currently in
violation of Condition 3 of the Second Amendment to the St. George
Island Development Order, which requires as follows:
3. Public Access.
The applicant shall provide and maintain ten (10) parking
spaces at or near Bob Sykes Cut near the marina for use by
members of'the general public. The spaces shall be in addi-
tion to the parking spaces provided for use of the customers,
guests, invitees or permittees of the various business estab-
lishments within the Bob Sykes Cut area. The applicant shall
also construct and maintain a dune walkover and gazebo in
the Bob Sykes Cut area to provide beach access for all the
individuals generally described above in this paragraph 3,
including those members of the general public who use the
ten (10) public parking spaces set forth above.

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February 5, 1999


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............ Rene Topping

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Citizen's Advisory Group
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Rene Topping .......................................... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett .................... .................. Carrabelle
David Butler ........................................... Carrabelle
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ................. Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins .............. Eastpoint
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We understand that while these parking spaces and boardwalk have
been constructed, the public has been prevented from getting to Bob
Sykes Cut by the DRI developer and its assigns in at least four ways.
First, there is a guardhouse at the entrance to the Plantation. The
public is routinely prevented from getting past this point, which is up
the road from the parking spaces and boardwalk. We understand
that it requires a "Pass" to an owner or guest of an owner to get past
the guard. Notably, during the late 1980's, the guard actually col-
lected $5.00 per person from members of the public who wanted to
go to the Cut. Fortunately, this unauthorized system of charging for
public access required by the DRI DO apparently no longer occurs.
However, this fact shows that the Plantation has been able to comply
with Condition 3 in the past.
The second way the public is excluded from the Cut is that the park-
ing spaces are all used by the members of the Plantation and their
guests. Therefore, if the public could get through the guardhouse,
there would be no place to park. Condition 3 requires these 10 spaces
to be available to the public "in addition to the parking spaces pro-
vided for use of the customers, guests, invitees or permittees o the
various business establishments." Emphasis added.


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The private road to Schooner's Landing.

Third, public access is denied access to the Cut by a fence on the
road leading to the Cut, which road the public historically used for
more than 20 years. Now, no member of the public is allowed to got
past this fence. Enclosed is a photograph showing that the develop-
ment near Bob Sykes Cut has been fenced off from public access.
Each fence is only opened with a computerized card. Thus, even as-
suming the public could get past the guard and find a place to park,
the public is not allowed to pass through the fence to get to the Cut.
We believe the DRI DO would have had to have been amended to
vacate this part of the road and close it off to public use.
Fourth, the public has been prevented from getting to the Cut along
the beach. If someone could walk down the beach to the Cut. which is
not an option for the elderly or handicapped, their access to the Cut
has been stopped with the construction of a fence running into the
water on sovereignly submerged lands. See photos attached. Thus,
even if the public could get to the parking spaces or walk down the
beach, they still could not gain access to Bob Sykes Cut. We believe
the construction of this fence should have also been processed as an
amendment to the DRI DO.
Pursuant to Section 3 80.11, Fla. Stat. (1997), the Department of
Community Affairs has primary authority to enforce the conditions of
the St. George Island DRI Development Order. Please consider this
notice that FREE requests that the Department expeditiously move
to enforce Condition number 3. Require. the developer to open the
Plantation to the public and immediately remove the fence on the
beach.


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By Marian Morris


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Storytime at the Franklin County
Public Library, Carrabelle Branch
on Wednesday, January 20th was
privileged to have local children's
author, Old Billy sharing his
story, "The Adventure of Robin
Redcrest and the Bird Band" read
by Michael Cormier from Canada.
Illustrator, Betty Roberts made
the bird puppets to enact the
story. A live ferret and a toy poodle
also attended Storytime to help
with the topic of Pet Care. On
Wednesday, January 27th the
Storytime activity included mak-
ing birds for a bird mobile and
another of Old Billy's original sto-
ries, Meet Bad Boy Milton, A Real
Skunk. On February 6th the story
will be The Secret Valentine and
valentines of many sizes will be
made.
Carrabelle Branch Library invites
children of all ages to Storytime
on Wednesday, 3:30 4:30.
The Wings Program is making
plans for a number of fun activi-
ties. Also, students can get help

Apalachicola
Named #1 By
Sports Afield
The February 1999 issue of
Sports Afield magazine named
Apalachicola, Florida one of
America's 50 "Best Outdoor
Sports Towns." The popular
sports magazine picks one city
from each state annually to
highlight as the best sports town
in the United States. Apalachicola
was chosen, for the second year
in a row, as Florida's best sport
town.
"There is one in every state: A low-
key town where genuine
outdoorsmen go to immerse
themselves in serious sporting
pursuits. Where the prices are
low, people are friendly, and the
quality of the experience is
unmatched...". The article lists
the main attractions, population
statistics and "local lore" for each


ity Library
with homework, use on-line re-
sources, or get and/or give help
with a number of other subjects
after school Tuesday Friday. The
Library has four computers with
Internet available without cost for
any interested patrons. Call for
information 697-2366, 697-3366,
or 670-8151. Carrabelle Library
is open Tuesday 1 7. Wednes-
day Friday 9 5.


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Highlighted

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The latest issue of WINDSURFING
Magazine, Larry Hale's wind-
suring program under the wing
of the local Boy Scouts, is featured
in the national magazine. The
specific goal was to curb juvenile
delinquency and enhance the
lives of youngsters in the region.
Hale's program was started two
years ago when he and his son


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The day of January .19th closed
into evening with a very thin sliver
of the new moon, Venus below it,
Jupiter above and a gorgeous
night for the StarWatch hosted by
The Franklin County Friends of
the Library together with
Carrabelle High School K-12. The
StarWatch concluded with a hot
dog roast and sand castles built
by star light on the old Carrabelle
Beach. Twenty-eight young people
and eight adults participated.
When asked what was her favor-
ite part, one Kindergarten child
told her teacher the next day, "It
was when the UFO came!" It was
a spectacular evening that
humbled a person with the mag-
nificence of the universe."

named town. Apalachicola is
noted for its spectacular fishing,
its kayaking and canoeing.
Last year the magazine featured
Apalachicola over all of the best
towns chosen. Author Charles
Gaines' article, entitled
"Apalachicola, Florida...Is this
place PARADISE or what?", says
"Apalachicola is on the cusp of a
new boom, this one occasioned
partly by a sportfishing resource
which in variety and quality is
hard to match anywhere in the
state." "If we find even a single
tailing fish to compete in this
anachronistic perfection I may
just send for my wife and bird
dogs. Belize? The Yucatan? Out-
island Bahamas? This was
Florida--and not a condo, ajet ski
or a sunburned tourist in a
Margaritaville T-shirt in sight."
For further information, please
contact: Anita Gregory
(850) 653-9419


introduced catamaran sailing ana
windsurfing to his scout troop.
The troop raised enough money
to buy beginner boards and rigs,
each set being funded by a local
business that had their logo,
printed on the sail. By the end of
1998, the troop had raised
$10,000 to fund its windsurfing
activities. Four of the scouts have
gone on to formal competition at
their first regatta, the Pensacola
Bay Blast held last September.
Jeremy Shiver, Brian Baird, Alec
Hoffman and. Dennis Barber par-
ticipated in the competition.
Hale is a retired U. S. Marine, in
his 18th year as a Boy Scouts
leader. His long-term goal in-
cludes establishing a scouts sea
camp on St. George Island where
his advanced' scouts would serve
as windsurfing instructors, and
lifeguards.

Dixie Readers'

Theatre

By Tom Campbell
Producing Director Rex
Partington of the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola announced this
week that the Dixie Readers' The-
atre will hold a meeting Thursday,
February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie
Theatre, 21 Avenue E, in
Apalachicola.
According to Mr. Partington, "All
interested in the Dixie Readers'
Theatre as a reader, performer or
audience member are invited to
attend this first meeting."
The group will be asked for their
input regarding plays, etc., for
future readings. The public is in-
vited to attend.

KFCB Annual

Meeting February 8

The Keep Franklin County Beau-
tiful organization will hold its an-
nual meeting Monday, February
8, 1999 at the Eastpoint
Firehouse. All members and in-
terested parties are welcome to
attend. Coffee and light desserts
will be served.


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The Matron of Honor was
Stephanie Cash, the bride's sis-
ter. Bridesmaids included Jessica
Armistead (bride's sister), Jonni
Alley (bride's cousin from
Ramstein, Germany) and Blair
Butler (bride's best friend from
Jacksonville).
The Best Man was Tommy
Robinson, the groom's brother
(Apalachicola). Groomsmen were
Ward Holman, Seth Swann and
David Bottomley.
Ushers were Jason Rucker,
Nathan Donahoe, Adam Teat and
Brian Miller. The groom's out-of-
town relatives attending the cer-
emonies included Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Robinson (aunt and
uncle from Dallas, Texas), and
Mer. Winfield Campbell, (aunt
from Houston, Texas). Mrs. Leslie
Bottomsley, the groom's sister,
visited from Atlanta, Georgia.
The reception in the Armory was
decorated by Jolene and Jessica
Armistead and Sam Gilbert.
The reception greeted about 360
guests feasting themselves over
several tables of seafood, salads
and cuts of meat, and of course,
wedding cake.
Christopher and Jennifer left
Apalachicola Saturday night for a
Tallahassee flight to southern
Florida, and a Caribbean cruise
to St. Thomas and other areas for
their honeymoon.


Directors

meet to

Plan

Charity

Cookoff


The Board of Directors at the St.
George Island Charity Chili
Cookoff have continued to meet
each Saturday morning to con-
tinue planning for the region's
premier fund-raising event. The
Cookoff will take place on St.
George Island on Saturday, March
6, 1999 beginning with the 5K run
at 8:00 a.m. An advertisement
describing the day's events is
printed on page 6.
Auction items are needed. Please
call 850-927-2957.
There will be a "preview" of many
auction items the evening prior to
the actual auction on Saturday.
The preview will take place at the
lower level of the Oyster Cove with
a modest admission charge. Wine
and hours d'oeuvres contributed by
the Cove management will also be
served. The preview will be held
from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday,
March 5th.
Lee Edmiston reported that 48
professional registrants have sub-
mitted their applications in the
professional area. Georgia (Michi-
gan) Weller, assisted by her hus-
band Jim, and Bob Hall (Illinois)
will be the judges for the profes-
sional round. All have cooked at
the Charity Cookoff before. Ms.
Weller is a World Champion.
This year's Cookoff will offer a
greater variety of foods, including
the use of "bread bowls" for a va-
riety of island chilli, chicken and
dumplings., shrimp and other
gumbos.
There will also be musical enter-
tainment, including the vibrant
Love Center band, and other pro-
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Arnold from Page 1
The seat Phillips holds is the one as-
signed as Sewer and Water Commis-
sioner, and be along with Keith Mock,
Sewer and Water supervisor of Bar-
rack, had both been instrumental in
hiring the man and had promised that
they would see that he passed the
GED test.
Phillips hotly defended Barrack when
Arnold asked if the commissioners
were going to waive the requirement
for a complete GED test passed, say-
ing that Barrack would take the rest
of the exam and If he did not pass it
he would take It again until he did.
Arnold then said "That's what the
trouble is with the board."
Phillips added the previous employee
had not really been able to read and
write but never the less "he had been
a faithful and trusted employee" for
eighteen years. Arnold concluded his
remarks on the subject by saying
"That's your prerogative."
He moved on to item 2 In reference to
the City Charter and no updating of
the same since 1966 Arnold prefaced
his remarks by saying that he had
paid $30.00 to have a copy of the
City Charter supplied to him by City
Clerk Beckey Jackson. He said how-
ever that he had not received a com-
plete copy. Several of the commission-
ers said that amendments had been
made. Arnold recommended that the
city add some eight or so amendments
and handed a copy of the same to be
considered.
Arnold said, "I'm speaking here to-
night, only because I care about this
town, I do live here and I'm not going
anywhere. I don't speak up because I
hate this town. it's a free right and a
free speech." Arnold then read from
the state law on conflict of interest and
the actions that could cause a com-
missioner to be dismissed from their
seat. Williams made the motion to
have the commission take into con-
sideration the Issues Arnold had cov-
ered, sayingthat a lot of the resolu-
tions read by Arnold are covered by
conflict of interest and the code of eth-
ics. At that point there was some cat-
calls from the audience "Glad you re-
alize that" The motion was seconded
by Pam Lycett and was passed by all


commissioners. Phillips said that the
motion should also cover all those
other items such government in the
sunshine, as malfeasance and misfea-
sance in office that are covered under
state statutes. The amendment was
passed.
On item three Arnold held up two web
pages he said represented itself as
being a page about Carrabelle. He felt
that It was woefully inadequate. Com-
missioners responded that they were
not responsible and that the city had
only in the last few days. been on line
with a computer. The Chamber of
Commerce has a web page providing
tourist information. Arnold said he felt
that the city gave the chamber little
help in advertising the city's attrac-
tion for visitors.
He said that the "sad situation" of a
tragic accident involving a DUI only
showed the poor situation the
Carrabelle Police Department is In on
communications. He said he felt there
was a lack of funding for the person-
nel.
He then turned to the curfew pro-
posal. He said that he came in from a
fishing trip and at the boat landing
there were two young children taking
drugs. Audrey Messer asked, "When
you saw those kids and the drugs did
you report it to the police?" Arnold
said that of course he reported it. He
said kids were out at all hours Trish
Messer said, "In defense of the kids
there is nothing here for the kids to
do." Keith Mock said "Let's not blame
everything in this town on juveniles, I
don't think it all goes to them" Arnold
said I agree with you and I am not
saying that. Mock responded, "Indeed
you are when you want to punish
them."
George Maier said that he felt that
without a curfew law with teeth so that
the officers could enforce it, they had
"their hands tied." The pastor from the
Fellowship Baptist Church Don Glenn
said, "I would like to say like Mr. Mock
said, it's not the children. The prob-
lem is the parents. And you are not
likely to get the parents cooperation
because they are part of the problem."
He received a loud applause from the
audience.
"It's not the parents who are going to
do it. It's going to be up to you (Com-
Continued on Page 6


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Take An Ad In The Franklin

Chronicle And Contribute 40% To

The 1999 Charity Chili Cookoff

Mr. & Ms. Advertiser:
The Charity Chili Cookoff on St. George Island the first weekend every March is the
premier volunteer Fund Raiser serving a critically important public need: Enhanced
Fire Protection and First Responder Services.
March 6th will be the 17th fund raiser that will draw thousands to St. George Island.
Consequently, the Chronicle solicits your advertising participation in the February
19th or March 5th issues to provide "notice" of the event, or commemoration of the
Cookoff with your tie-in to the activities. The ads are priced at regular rates. However,
there is one very important exception, and that is 40% of your ad bill will be donated
to the Cookoff treasury, to help this year's goal of reaching $100,000 or more.

There is a minimum ad size of 2 columns by 5 inches, for $37.50.
Forty percent of that ($15) will be sent to the Cookoff in your name along with
an affidavit of such contribution sent to you.


Here are some examples of various ad
options, along with your contributions:
AD SIZE YOUR TOTAL YOUR 40%
AD COST CONTRIBUTION
2 col by 10 inches $75.00 $40.00
Quarter Page $120.90 $48.36
Half Page $241.00 $96.40
Full Page $411.00 $164.40 MR. HOT SAUCE MISS CHILI PEPPER
Other sizes available-See Jonathan Capps *







Your advertising would not only alert visitors and local residents about
your support for this important fund raising activity, but tangibly help
the Cookoff goals. The Cookoff, through the St. George Volunteer Fire
Department and First Responder teams, provides personnel, equipment,
and funds to areas throughout Franklin County. For example, Eastpoint,
Apalachicola and Carrabelle fire fighters know well that the island vol-
unteers often respond to calls on the mainland.

Please call Jonathan Capps (850-927-4090) so your ad may
be designed, proofed and paid in the Franklin Chronicle.


40% of your ad cost goes directly to the

St. George Island Charity Chili Cookoff!!

This solicitation involves paid advertising, a portion of which shall be donated to the 1999 Charity Chili Cookoff, with an affidavit attesting to such contribution in
the amount of 40% of the ad cost, for the Cookoff to be held on March 6, 1999, and for no other purpose. Payment is due upon presentation of a proof, provided
the advertiser furnishes to the Chronicle a working facsimile telephone number and a complete mailing address.
This solicitation for Charity Cookoff advertising does NOT apply to any existing contracts advertisers have with the Franklin Chronicle, or general purpose
advertising in the Chronicle. Advertisers must include mentions and/or artwork to the Charity Chili Cookoff in their advertising to include at least 40% of their ad.


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Wedding continued from directions to the ushers
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Acetone
Acetaldehyde

Ammonia
Barium

Benzoic Acid
Carbon
Chromium
Copper
Cresol
Dimethylamine

Ethanol
Ethyl Acetate

Formaldehyde
Formic Acid.
Glycerides

Hydrocarbons
Hydro Cyanide
Lactic Acid
Lead
Lithium
Methane

Methanol
Methylamine

Napthalene
Nicotine
Oxalic Acid

Phenol
Phosphatides
Phosphorus
Potassium
Propylene Glycol
Pyridine
Polorium
Resin Acids
Silicon
Stearic Acids
Titanium
Viridin


Powder used in insecticides and glass
Colorless liquid, small quantities found in urine
Has anesthetic properties, produces narcosis when
inhaled: senses lost
Used as cleaner, germicide
Metallic element, whose acid soluble salts are
poisonous
Powder in germicides (kill microorganisms)
Pure carbon is found in charcoal
Used in steels for hardness


Metal, has poisonous salts
A phenol from coal tar or wood tar
A gas, or liquid, from decaying gelatin,
yeast, and rotten fish
Used in rubbing alcohol


decomposing


A transparent, colorless liquid; used as a flavoring
agent
Used to preserve, found in dead people
Acid that has been found in ants
Syrupy liquid made from fats, used in food,
cosmetics, and medicine
Found in methane, methane is found in gasoline
Used in gas chambers
Found in your stomach, breaks down foods
A soft grayish metal with poisonous salts
Light metal
Colorless, odorless gas; produced by decomposition
of organic matter
Used in rocket fuel
Gaseous ptomaine, from decaying fish and from
bacteria cultures
Used in moth balls
Highly addictive drug, found in insecticides
Poisonous acid, used mainly in bleaches and as a
cleanser
Poisonous mass obtained from coal tar
Found in fertilizers
Components found in matches and in fertilizers
Found in fertilizers
A gaseous hydrocarbon, has anesthetic properties
A colorless liquid, basic coal tar derivative
Radioactive
Compounds in varnishes, plastics, and glues
Combined state in minerals and rocks
Comes from solid animal fat
Used in steel alloys
An oily principle, distilled from bone oil and from
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By Tom Campbell
Gerald and Donna Powell have --
lived in Carrabelle three years.
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'There's a story behind each one,"
smiled Donna Powell, as if she
might be discussing her children.
Donna is full-blooded Cherokee
and communicates well with her
wolves. "Sometimes I even howl
with them," she laughed.
Husband Gerald has some Indian
blood, but Donna may be de-
scribed as "The Lady With
Wolves."
The first wolf she introduced was
a McKennzee Valley Timberwolf.
"She was in a trap in North Caro-
lina," said Donna. "Both her back
legs were in the trap. We rescued
her. They were going to shoot her,
but we didn't want that to hap-
pen."
Donna continued, "We named her
Snuggles. She is our big baby. She
sleeps with us and everything. We
have had her six years."
The second wolf she introduced
was also a McKennzee Valley
Timberwolf. "He's a male
named-Warrior. We bought him in
Georgia about four years ago. He's
a big sweetie, a big baby."
The third was Kazam, six months
old. "She is an Arctic Timber Tun-
dra. She was being abused," said
Donna. "I won't say exactly, but
up around Tallahassee. A friend
Sot her and her two sisters. He
ept the two sisters and I got
Kazam. We, got her at three
months and she would run away
from me, at first. Within the last
four weeks, she has honored me
by letting me touch her and love
her. That is quite an honor for a
wolf."
Donna continued, "People should
understand that you don't ever
own a wolf. They own you. If they
accept you, then you become a
part of their pack. If they accept
you. I am Cherokee Indian, raised
in Little Creek Indian Reservation
in North Dakota. I've lived with
wolves around me all my life. The
Indians and wolves are as one. I
howl and they howl. We commu-
nicate. I can look at their eyes and
tell you what they are thinking."
When she talks with them, they
listen.
"They are not unpredictable"
Donna said. "They are full of
love and loyalty. When
there's killing, it's the person who
always kills the wolf. People don't
know, most of the time, the love
and compassion these wolves
have. You have to take a lot of
time and love to get them to ac-
cept you. But then it's like fam-
ily. You are accepted as part of the
pack."
The fourth wolf she introduced
was Emily. "She's a White Arctic
Wolf, two and a half years old. We
just got her." Emily was beautiful
and seemed to be listening to
Donna. She appeared intelligent
and very friendly. -However, as
Donna suggested, it would be a
mistake to move too close, be-
cause it takes time to develop
trust. This writer was careful to
respect the distance and stayed
behind Donna.
"Then we have Commanchee,"
said Donna. "He's male, about
four months old. He's a real baby.
We got him in Bayou George,
Florida."
Donna continued, "Right now, we
are fighting to save the wolves that
are in Yellowstone Park. If they
don't pass the amendment to keep
them up there, they are going to
slaughter over a hundred Gray
Wolves. We have three vehicles
sitting on ready, to go pick up the
cubs, if necessary. We don't even
know how many. The rest grown
ones we are going to try to get
with Nez Perez Indians in Idaho."
Donna showed a letter she had
from President Rodger
Schlickeisen of Defenders of Wild-
life, established in 1947. The let-
ter stated, "Unless
conservation-minded Americans
like you and me help today, all of
the, Yellowstone wolves and those
in central Idaho will likely be cap-
tured and killed."
The letter continued, "Since 1947,
Defenders has worked to protect
wolves, bears, wild birds like the
bald eagle, dolphins, and pristine
habitat like the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge."
Donna said she would like to hear
from anyone who may be inter-
ested in helping to save the
wolves. Those wanting more in-
formation may phone Donna
Powell at 850-697-8834. She and
her husband Gerald live on.High-
way 98 West in Carrabelle.
Dances With Wolves can have a
great deal more meaning when a
deep compassion is shared by the
Lady With Wolves.


have been going to local stores
around the county doing surveys
on cigarette advertising. S.W.A.T.
members are going into stores in
teams of two with an adult and
counting how many cigarette ad-
vertisements there are in the
store. They are also keeping tabs
on where the advertisements are
located. For example, are the ad-
vertisements on doors, near
candy, on counters, or higher
than three feet?
The Tobacco Partnership is also
using reality based tactics to get
kids attention on the harmful af-
fects of smoking. They have a list
of over 30 celebrities that have
died from tobacco. The list, pro-
vided by the American Lung As-
sociation, contains the familiar
(they all may not be that familiar
to the kids) names of Walt Disney,
Humpherey Bogart, Lucille Ball,
John Wayne, and Sammy Davis,
Jr.
They also have a list, also pro-
vided by the American Lung As-
sociation, of different chemicals
that are found in cigarettes. Ciga-
rettes contain such chemicals as:
arsenic, which is used in insecti-
cides, ammonia, used in cleaners,
copper, a metal; lactic acid, found
in stomachs, methane, a gas, and
titanium, used in steel alloys.
That is just 6 of the 40 various
chemicals found in cigarettes.


Scholarship Banquet At

Fort Coombs Armory
The keynote speaker for the Third Annual Sylvester Williams
Scholarship Banquet on Sunday, January 31, 1999, was State Rep-
resentative Janegale Boyd, 10th District. She addressed the future
leaders about building relationships and building trust.
"What I want to address today is something called 'principle
centered leadership' by Steven Covey. His points makes us all
effective community and student leaders."
She described the Stephen Covey study of motivational literature
and "...he noted for the last 60-70 years, the ideas that we focused on
were "Perception Is Reality." She borrowed an example from ad-
vertising, concluding that advertising is image based, to make us look
better, sound better, feel better, "...and if you use this brand of tooth-
paste or buy these clothes you will be accepted." In opinion polling,
many politicians and businessmen make decisions based on what
gives them the "image" that they want with the public, often through
opinion polling.
"Covey's research showed that great leaders of the past and
today make decisions based on their moral compass or 'the
little voice inside'. This is what Covey calls the character ethic."
She then turned to the "emotional bank account," as a device by,
analogy, to describe the amount of trust accumulated in relation-
ships. Like a financial bank account, in life, we all make deposits and
withdrawals from the emotional bank account. In building rela-
tionships, Janegale Boyd continued, we make deposits in several
ways-understanding other individuals, attending to the little things,
keeping commitments, clarifying expectations. and demonstrating
personal integrity.
"Apologize sincerely when you make a withdrawal. Admit your mis-
takes and ask for forgiveness. People will forgive mistakes of the mind
much more easily than they will forgive mistakes of the heart.... Ma-
jor withdrawals include discourtesy, disrespect, overreacting, betraying
trust, threats and ignoring someone...Think about the people that
are your friends and what things would breach that friendship... In
building relationships, she concluded, "...(In building) those trusting
relationships ... attitude can make a big difference as these words by
Charles Swindoll:
Attitude
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on
life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts.
it is more important than the past, than education, than
money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes,
than what other people think, or say, or do, it is more impor-
tant than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break
a company... a church...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding
the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change
our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a
certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing
we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our
attitude...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90%
how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our
ATTITUDES."
-Charles Swindol
The bottom line is that "...principle centered leadership is more im-
portant than image building."
The banquet was held in honor of Sylvester Williams whose life ended
in 1974, when he was 19. Sylvester is the fourth of eight children
born to Franklin County Commissioner Clarence Williams and Mrs.
Evelyn Williams. Through the banquet and other projects, Commis-
sioner Williams has vowed to keep the memory of his son alive through
the creation of the Sylvester A. Williams Memorial Scholarship, to
assist other children to realize and fulfill their dream of a college
education.
The Love Center Christian Band played at the beginning of the fes-
tivities, 'followed with prayer led by Bishop Horace Solomon, and a
welcome by Apalachicola Mayor Pro Tem, Jack Frye. A musical inter-
lude was performed during dinner by the Outreach Ministry and.
Praise Team ofTallahassee. Janegale Boyd was introduced by Kendall
Wade, Clerk of Court, Franklin County. Music by Mrs. Evelyn Will-
iams and a special performance by certified hypnotherapist Raymond
Bayne were also included. Kenny Turner, Ms. Ellinor S.
Mount-Simmons, Pamela Amato, and Rev. James Williams (Friend-
ship Missionary Baptist Church), Rev. Carl Bailey, (Pastor Mt. Zion
Baptist Church) and Bishop Daniel White, (Love Center Church also
participated.


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By Aaron Shea
Strength is not always in num-
bers, just ask the Tobacco Part-
nership. Only four members made
an appearance at the January 21
Tobacco Partnership meeting,
much however, was accomplished
by the few who did show. New To-
bacco Coordinator Ruth Wade,
who replaced Kathy Mayne, in-
formed the members that 11 chil-
dren from the county will be go-
ing to a Students Working Against
Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) Summit in
Tampa from February 25-28. The
11 children will be comprised of
local S.W.A.T. members and
children that are not in the
organization.
On February 19 there will be a
dance at the armory in
Apalachicola for 7th- 12th graders
in the county. There will be soda,
pizza, and a DJ. The purpose of
the event is to recruit new mem-
bers into S.W.A.T. There is also
the possibility of softball tourna-
ment in the near future. "Kids will
not stay in S.W.A.T. if we don't
keep them busy," said Ruth Wade.
S.W.A.T. will become considerably
more noticeable in the coming
months. It was agreed among the
four members at the meeting that
S.W.A.T advertisements will be
put on bus benches around the
county.
Currently, S.W.A.T. members


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The Franklin Chronicle


Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Rachel Chesnut
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger


All defendants are innocent of the charges listed below until
proven otherwise in a court of law

ARRAIGNMENTS
T.J. Tejeda: Charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery on a Law En-
forcement Officer, one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driv-
ing, and No Valid Driver's License. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charges. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on February 15.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on May 17, 1998 two officers were
parked off of a road in the area of Yent's Bayou. The officers observed a vehicle
traveling at a very high rate of speed. The officers then allegedly saw the ve-
hicle go off to the right shoulder of the road where it almost collided with one
of the officer's privately owned vehicle. The vehicle allegedly passed the offic-
ers moving at speeds in excess of 120 miles per, hour. The officers followed the
vehicle for approximately one mile before activating the red and blue lights on
top of the patrol vehicle. The vehicle that the officers were pursuing allegedly
began to speed up. The officers radioed the Franklin County Sheriffs forback
up. A one vehicle road block was set up at Pine Street and State Road 30, just
west of Carrabelle. The patrol car that was blockading the road was located
near the right edge of the road. The officers that were pursuing the vehicle
allegedly saw the suspect swerve his car to the left and then back to the right.
allegedly heading straight for the officer who was blockading the road. The
suspect then allegedly went left and then allegedly went back to the right as if
he was attempting to run the officer over again. The officer blockading the
road allegedly fired two rounds into the front quarter of the suspects vehicle.
The vehicle went into a ditch and the passenger in the car allegedly fled on
foot into a wooded area. The alleged above suspect did not flee and was placed
under arrest. A .22 caliber pistol was allegedly found in the suspect's vehicle.
Darren Wallace: Charged with one count of the Sale of Imitation Crack Co-
caine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on February 15. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, on October 16, 1998 a confidential
informant (C.I.) met law enforcement officers and was instructed to go into an
area of Apalachicola and purchase crack cocaine from suspected drug deal-
ers. The officers allegedly had no specific person that they wanted to arrest,
just a specific area. Audio and Video equipment was allegedly put in the C.I.'s
vehicle to record the transaction. The C.I. was given $20 to make the pur-
chase. A buy was allegedly made from a male suspect. The substance was
later retrieved from the C.I. The substance was allegedly a small piece of white
plastic. Unable to identify the suspect, the officers brought in another office
who is a lifetime resident of Apalachicola. The officer was allegedly able to
identify the above suspect from the video surveillance.
James Murray: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Structure. No other'
information has been filed in this case.
According to the probable cause report, on November 1, 1998 Ms. Ruby Carrall
reported that her son, the above suspect, allegedly broke into her trailer through
the back window. The suspect allegedly went into the living room and asked
for money. When Ms. Carrall.refused, the suspect allegedly tried to take it.
Ms. Carrall called the Sheriffs Department. When an officer arrived, the sus-
pect has already taken off into the woods and he allegedly took his mothers
Scar.
Kevin Lee: Charged with one count of Uttering. The defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the charge. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
February 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on December 7, 1998 the above sus-
pect allegedly went to Mrs. Riley Akers Bait and Tackle Shop to buy some bait.
The check was allegedly from Clara Waldons and it was made out to the above
suspect for $100. A few days later, the suspect allegedly.went back for some
more bait, this time with a check for $125 and he was allegedly given cash
back. Mrs. Akers discovered later that the checks were allegedly forged. Clara
Waldons allegedly signed an affidavit of forgery.

PRETRIAL
Richard Adkinson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
Theft Auto, DUI, and Driving While License is Suspended. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for trial on February 17. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Craig Ash: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession of a
Firearm on School Property. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
February 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
SEric Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Trespass
of a Dwelling. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge
Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and was given 90 days to pay
$150 in restitution. If the defendant does not pay the money within that time,
he will serve 30 days in the county jail. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sexual
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary with Assault Therein, Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon,
and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for trial on March 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Anthony Croom: The defendant has been charged with one count of a Sexual
Act with a Child Under Sixteen. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial
on February 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney Paul Komarek.
Billy Dalton: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis, and Driving While License
is Suspended. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on March 17.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Robert Dillon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Manslaughter
by DUI,, and two counts of DUI with Serious Injuries. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for trial on February 17. The defendant was represented by
Attorney John Kenny.


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missionersl to do it. Now if the par-
ents start getting fined, for this type
of thing, for letting their kids 'be out
there then they will do something."
Audrey Messer said there was a cur-
few on the books. She added that she
had raised five boys and she felt that
the parents are responsible. She
added, But If the parents would take
their kids-I have had five. I've raised
five. And buddy. I knew where mine
were most of the time. They might
have been drunk an d I had to go get
them, but I knew where they were at
most of the time."
Pam Lycett said. "Last year one of our
officers did a lot of research on that, I
couldn't find anything In our books
but the state does have something but
each county has to have there own."
The commissioners then arranged a
workshop.
Number Five was in regard to the com-
missioners having conflict of interest
and he asked for the state statue be
incorporated into the charter. Phillips
said that was not necessary and at-
torney Doug Gaidry said, I believe Mr.
Phillips is correct."
Jean Reakes. secretary of the Bayou
Harbor Subdivision Association said
" I think that is an excellent Idea to
incorporate it if you haven't already. I
think that this group generally should
take this as a moral obligation. And I
do mean a moral obligation to the citi-
zens of this city. We have been mis-
used and used badly and I think this
man Is bringing some very important
points to your attention and I think
you are taking them a little lightly. And
I think you had better consider a few
things he is saying and you'd better
consider them seriously."
At this point Williams made the mo-
tion seconded by Lycett. to have the
workshop on the mandatory curfew.
Williams and Lycett voted for the
workshop, Don Woods vote no and
Phillips abstained. At first It was called
a failed motion and then the Mayor
Jenni Sanborn voted yes and the mo-
tion passed.


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Frederick Estes: The defendant has been charged with one count
Stolen Property. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for Februal
defendant was represented by Attorney Barabara Sanders.
Cindy Fasbenner: The defendant has been charged with one coun
Theft. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on Februar
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Ste
Paula Gordle: The defendant has been charged with one count of
After the Fact. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offen
Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 5 years of probation, 50 hou
munity service, and fined her $275. The defendant was represented
ney Barbara Sanders.
Etta Griggs: The defendant has been charged with one count of Gr
The defendant was on trial on January 20. The defendant was repr
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Ronald Henderson: The defendant has been charged with one cou
of Cocaine and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding. The defendant p
Contest to the Sale of Cocaine charge and he admitted to Violation
tion. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sent'
to 5 months of jail with credit for 118 days time served. The defer
also sentenced to 3 years of probation. The defendant was repre
Attorney Barabara Sanders.
Thomas Hudson: The defendant has been charged with one count
in the First Degree, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary wil
Therein, Possession of a Firearm During Commission, and Grand
Motor Vehicle. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for March 15.
dant was represented by Attorney Gregory Cummings.
James Cornelius: The defendant has been charged with one cou:
picking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued tl
pretrial on February 15. The defendant was represented by Assist
Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Johnson: The defendant has been charged with one count
Second Degree. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
17. The defendant was represented by Attorney Lynn Thompson.
Karl Lowe: The defendant has been charged with one count of Gr
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty. The defendant
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Claudette Mullins: The defendant has been charged with one coun
Theft. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on Februa
defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Melissa Nowling: The defendant has been charged with one counl
vated Battery on a Pregnant Victim. Judge Steinmeyer continued tl
trial on January 20. The defendant was represented by Assistant
fender Kevin Steiger.
Elex Pugh: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sal
tion Crack Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for Fel
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevir
Kenneth Rucker: The defendant has been charged with Criminal 1
the Third Degree. and Violation of Injunction for Protection. Judge S
has continued the case for sentencing in January. The defendant'
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
David Russ: The defendant has been charged with three counts c
Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for Fel
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Jimmy Sanders: The defendant has been charged with one count
sion of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Cann
Than 20 Grams. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial or
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of Dealing Yolanda Sanders: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
ry 15. The Theft. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense and was adjudicated
Guilty. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 10 months of jail with
credit for 1 day time served. Judge Steinmeyer also sentenced the defendant
t of Grand to 2 years probation. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
ry 15. The fender Kevin Steiger.
iger.
Gadson Segree: The defendant has been charged with one count of Driving
Accessory Under the Influence Causing Great Bodily Harm. Judge Steinmeyer contin-
se. Judge ued the case for February 15. The defendant was represented Attorney Dou-
rs of com- glas Gaidry.
I by Attor-
Riley Shaw: The defendant has been charged with one count of Uttering.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on January 20. The defendant
and Theft. was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
resented by
Maurice Southall: The defendant has been charged with one count of Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
mt of Sale pretrial on February 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
pleaded No Defender Kevin Steiger.
i of Proba-
enced him Natasha Stallworth: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
ndant was gravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
resented by for trial on February 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
of Murder Larry Stevens: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
th Assault vated Battery with a Firearm and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. Judge
Theft of a Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced to 5 years of pro-
The defen- bation. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
nt of Traf- Samantha Stone: The defendant has been charged with two counts of P.W.B.C.
ie case for No information has been filed in this case. The defendant was represented by
ant Public Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Barry Thompson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Posses-
of Murder sion of More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Parapher-
. February nalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for February 15. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.

and Theft. Ben Turrell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of Co-
wand Thef. caine. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense and was adjudicated
it wasrep- Guilty. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 5 months of jail with
credit for 7 days time served. The defendant was also sentenced to 2 years of
t of Grand probation and he was fined $375. The defendant was represented by Attorney
ry 15. The Gordon Shuler.
Danny Wallace: The defendant has been charged with three counts of Sale of
t of Aggra- a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
he case for February 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Public De- Kevin Steiger.
Timothy Weimer: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resist-
e of Imita- ing an Officer with Violence, DUI, Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams,
bruary 15. and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The defendant has been transferred to
n Steiger. county court. The defendant was represented by Attorney Steven Glazer.
Mischief in Leharve Young: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
Steinmeyer vated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Domestic Violence, and Crimi-
was repre- nal Mischief. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for February 15. The de-
fendant was represented by Attorney Paul Villeneuve.

of Sale of a Alex Williams: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
bruary 15. Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for February 15. The defen-
n Steiger. dant was represented by Attorney William Webster.
of Posses-
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Ruben Gallegos: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sexual
Battery. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for February 15. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION (VOP)
Michael Cimiluca: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sen-
tenced him to 1 year of jail with credit for 216 days time served. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Linda Goggins: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
Randall Vann: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Brent Roulhac: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
February 15. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
Holly Stripling: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
William Woods: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
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Road
Resurfacing In
Cur-abelle And
Apalachicola
Carrabelle received a resurfaced
"treatment" of their main artery,
Highway 98, that extended the
wings to include what could eas-
ily substitute as a bike path, left
shoulder or right.
In Apalachicola, -resurfacing
carved up the downtown area for
a longer time, now projected to
about three weeks for the totai .
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the City for a new clubhouse, The
Board said that any square of city
land would have to be spot zoned.
"Our hands are legally tied," said
Commissioner James Elliot. The
Board had no solution for the
Club.
The Board was informed that the
right-of-way on 25th Ave. is on
privately owned land. It was
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Live music will be provided by Old
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Ray Pringle, executive director of
the Florida Fishermen's Federa-
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on February 8th, at Posey's Be-
yond the Bay in Panacea. A
shrimp dinner will be served.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Pend-
in legal cases and other issues
Sbe a part of the discussions.


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Marine
Fisheries
Commission
STATE OF FLORIDA
Chairman Patrick E. Geraghty, Ft Meyers
Vice-Chairman Barbara C. Barsh, Jacksonville
Commissioner Robert Q. Marston, M.D., Alachua
Commissioner George R. McElvy, Crystal River
Commissioner Robert D. Woodward III, Tallahassee
Commissioner Donald R. Hansen, Sebring
Commissioner Tony Moss, Miami

MFC Schedules
Tampa Meeting
& Joint
Meeting With
GFWFC

Emergency Shrimp,
Calico Scallop, &
Monroe County
Grouper Rules
Approved
The Marine Fisheries Commission
has scheduled a public meeting
February 23-25, 1999 at the
Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 7401
E. Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa.
The Commission will conduct its
regular business during the first
portion of the meeting, and then
meet jointly with the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission for
the first time to discuss a variety
of issues related to the July 1,
1999 reorganization of the two
commissions into the constitu-
tionally created Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission. Fur-
ther meeting information and an
agenda follows this summary of
proposed Commission rules that
were approved on January 26,
1999 by the Governor and Cabi-
net.

Calico Scallops Rule
This rule, which takes effect on
March 1, 1999:
- prohibits the harvest of calico
scallops between the Hillsborough I
/Manatee counties line and the
Big Bend/Northwest regions line
- prohibits the use of scallop
trawls in all state waters closed
to otter trawls, and within 1 mile
from the COLREGS line (except in
Franklin, Gulf, and Wakulla t
counties within 3 miles from the
COLREGS line)


Spanish hogfish and Cuban or
spotfin hogfish
- establish a daily 75-fish per per-
son/150-fish per vessel (which-
ever is less) commercial limit for
porkfish
- establish a daily commercial
limit of one gallon per person/two
gallons per vessel (whichever is i
less) for starsnails establish a
daily commercial limit of one
quart per person or vessel for
blue-legged or tricolor hermit
crabs
Southwest Florida
Seasonal Shrimp
Closure Rule -Final
Public Hearing
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing on proposed rule
amendments intended to reduce
conflicts between shrimp and
stone crab fishing operations in
southwest Florida. These amend-
ments would extend the existing
seasonal closure to shrimp trawl-
ing that stretches offshore from
Boca Grande Pass to Wiggins Pass
an additional 1 1/2 miles to coin-
cide with the northern boundary
of a similar closure area from
Naples to Key West, and change
the existing January I through
May 20 closure to shrimp trawl-
ing in state waters from Naples to
Key West to instead occur from
October I through May 31 each
year.
Apalachicola Bay
Shrimp Rule -
Final Public Hearing
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
that would allow the use of no
more than two unconnected
skimmer trawls (with no more
than 500 square feet of mesh area
per trawl and a perimeter around
the leading edge of the trawl no
greater than 56 feet) per vessel to
harvest shrimp in waters of
Apalachicola Bay in a specified ,
area south of the Gorrie Bridge
until July 1, 2001.

Trap Specification
Rules -
Final Public Hearing
(If Requested)
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing, if requested, on
proposed rule amendments that
would allow the use of 1) trap lid
tie-down straps secured at one


- prohibits the possession of more .
than 250 processed calico scal-
lop meats per pound measured in
a 1 pound sample taken in any
containerss, with no tolerance for
undersize scallops


- allows the use of specified trawls
for the directed harvest of calico
scallops only, and allows the use
of a try net
- establishes a minimum webbing
size of 3 inches stretched mesh
throughout the body and bag of
the net, a minimum net twine size
as #84 nylon, a maximum
headrope length of 40 feet (120
feet perimeter.) and a maximum
net mesh area of 500 square feet
- establishes a maximum net tow
time of 25 minutes, and allows
turtle excluder device exemptions
for specified calico scallop trawls
if federally approved
Tampa Commission
Meeting February
23-25,1999
Marine Life Rule -
Final Public Hearing
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing on proposed rules
and rule amendments regarding
the management of certain tropi-
cal ornamental marine life spe-
cies. These amendments would:
- designate porkfish and
blue-legged or tri-color hermit
crab as "restricted species'
- rename star-shells (Astraea
americana or Astraea phoebia)
"starsnails" (Lithoppma
americanum or Australium
phoebium) in the marine life rule
restricted species list, due to
changes in nomenclature in the
scientific literature
- rename Stenocionops furcata
"Stenocionops furcatus "in the
marine life rule restricted species
list"
- establish minimum size limits
of 3 inches in length for Cuban or
spotfln hogfish, and 1 1/2 inches
in length for porkfish
- establish daily 50-fish per per-
son/100-fish per vessel (which-
ever is less) commercial limits for



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rising up into the 70's, which
means that the fishing in the area
will be improving.
For those fishermen and women
who cannot make it out to the
Gulf, and choose to stay in the
Bay, here are some helpful tips
for you. A starting point in our
local Bay might begin with a run
over to West Pass, which is located
between Little St. George Island
and St. Vincent Island. This area
is full of Whiting (a.k.a. Ground
Mullet). This fish has a white tint
and it is very good to eat. There is
also no limit on the amount or size
that can be caught.
Another place to visit is Dry Bar.
Dry Bar is a good place to catch
Trout and Red Fish. Dry Bar is
located north of West Pass at the
corner of the island. This is an
oyster bar that extends a couple
of miles off shore. A little re-
.minder, when you fish for Trout,
throw back the Speckled Trout
because the season is closed on
them for this month.
Red Fish can be identified by their
silver color and they have a spot
'on their tail fin. There is a limit,
however, on the size that can be
caught. The can be as small as
18 inches, but do not keep any-
thing longer then 27 inches. Only
one Red Fish per person is allowed
on the boat. To catch Red Fish you
have to fish the gullies, which are
the openings in the bar. Fish with
light tackle, either with a cork or
on the bottom, using shrimp, pin-
fish, or little Mullet as bait. I like
to use large fresh shrimp because
it seems to wet the appetite of the
fish.


Sweetheart
Dance to Help
Museum

By Tom Campbell
The first annual Museum Sweet-
heart Dance is a fund raiser de-
signed to help Camp Gordon
Johnson Association (CGJA) build
its museum to honor World War
II veterans.
The Sweetheart Dance will be held
February 20 at the Elk's Club,
located in Tallahassee at 276 N.
Magnolia Drive.
The event is scheduled to.begin


end by a loop composed of
non-coated steel wire measuring
24 gauge or thinner; 2) 2 X 3/8
inch non-treated pine dowels or
squares to replace the hook on
tie-down straps; and 3) a 3 X 6
inch panel attached to the trap
opening with 24 gauge or less wire
or single strand jute on blue crab,
stone crab, and black sea bass
traps. These rule amendments
would also prohibit the use of a
24 gauge hook or tie-down strap
on blue crab, stone crab, and
black sea bass traps, require each
commercial blue crab trap fished
in Florida waters to be perma-
nently marked with the
harvester's blue crab trap en-
dorsement number, and delete
rule language that requires 1-
inch identification numbers on
blue crab trap buoys.
Apalachicola Bay Oys-
ters Rule Final Public
Hearing (If Requested)
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing, if requested, on
proposed rule amendments that
would allow the harvest of oysters
in Apalachicola Bay on Tuesdays
through Saturdays from July I
through September 30 each year,
and eliminate the commercial ves-
sel bag limit for oysters in
Apalachicola Bay during the win-
ter season only.

Gear Specifications
Rule Final Public
Hearing (If Requested)
The Commission will hold a final
public hearing, if requested, on a
proposed rule amendment that
would change the rule definition
of "cast net" to replace the refer-
ence of a "cone-shaped" net with
a corrected reference to a "circu-
lar" net in order to match the
specification for measuring the
maximum mesh area of a cast net
by means of its radius.
Other Meeting Action
The Commission will also receive
public comment and consider
stone crab limited entry, legisla-
tive, and federal issues, and re-
ceive a spiny lobster workshop
report. In other action, the Com-
mission will meet jointly with the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission to discuss various proce-
dural and management issues in
regards to the creation of the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission.

Carrabelle from Page 2

it in a satisfactory manner, it re-
verts back to the School Board.
She received no support from the
other commissioners. Commis-
sioners decided to leave it like it
is. David Butler reminded the
commissioners that the Franklin
County Public Library occupies
part of that building.
Approved a bid of $2,077.30 for 2
fireproof file cabinets for the City
offices from Executive Office
Supply.
Grant writer Julian Webb asked
the commission to table a discus-
sion relating to the CDBG grant
for Downtown Revitalization
Project until next meeting in
March.
In call to the audience Johnnie
Ferguson spoke for the third time
on the parking situation on the
side road of her property.. She
asked commissioners to put up
"no parking" signs on that one
area. It was pointed out by Com-
missioner Pam Lycett that if they
made that one street "no parking."
They would have to do it all over
town, creating a chaotic situation.

The Cut, located between big St.
George Island and Little St.
George Island, is a great place for
catching almost any variety of
fish. One of the places I like to
position my boat, is over by the
docks on the left side, going into
The Cut. Usually, there is always
fish around there. To be success-
ful here, there always has to be
some kind of tide. Make sure
when you fish near the docks,
position your boat at least 75 to
100 feet from them, then cast
your line underneath the dock.
If you are going to go fishing in
the Gulf, I suggest fishing at Fran-
klin Reef. Just a few days ago, I
went out there and caught the
limit on Red Snapper in just a few
hours. I also hauled in some
healthy Grouper and even an oc-
topus. I used squid, cigar min-
nows and shrimp as bait.
This time of year.you do not have
to go very far out into the Gulf to
catch your limit. Any of the reefs
closer to shore is the perfect place
to fish.


at 6 p.m. with a social hour, fol-
lowed by a sit-down dinner begin-
ning at 7 p.m.. After dinner there
will be dancing to the Big Band
sounds of Tallahassee Swing
Band until 11 p.m..
All proceeds will go toward the
establishment of the CGJ Mu-
seum which will be located in the
Carrabelle area. The price is $100
per couple or $50 for singles. In-
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dinner and dancing. For further
information please phone
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Wanted-

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Boats And

Cars

Is there an old unused boat deco-
rating your front lawn? Or an eld-
erly car hanging around in the
driveway? How many times have
you thought, "We ought to get rid
of old Betsy." Don't bury them
deep in the woods or burn them
or trash them. Your Franklin
.County Public Library asks that
you donate them to the Carrabelle
Branch Library Building Fund to
be auctioned off at the Waterfront
Festival.
The auctioneer Wayne Clark, has
donated his time and skills and
will strive to get a good price for
the items, as his help in the effort
build a brand, spanking new li-
brary building in Carrabelle. The
library now occupies a small wing
of the old gym that is in the cen-
ter of town. The old gym has an
uncertain future at the present
time as it is in desperate need of
very costly repairs.
For the benefit of the very few who
have not heard about the effort
to achieve the pledge made by the
Advisory Board of the Public Li-
brary to work hard in order have
a 5,000 square foot building with
all the modern programs and
equipment including Internet ac-
cess for all, education, help with
the homework, great books, books
on tape, help in getting dropouts
their GED, help with family lit-
eracy, genealogical programs,
(find out all about your ancestors,)
chat with folks all over the world
by computer, look up facts and
much, much more,
The project was undertaken in the
Fall of 1997 when the then library
assistant Jackie Gay thought up
a recipe for Franklin County's
Frankly Delicious Seafood Gumbo
that captured the palates of Paul
Newman and his wife to the tune
of $50,000. Jackie is still work-
ing for the project although she
is at present at home recovering
from a fall.
Newman's Own the registered
trademark for a line of sauces and
other products, have given over
$100 million to various charities
through their yearly cooking con-
test. The prizes are given to pro-
vide seed money for any worth-
while project where groups are
struggling, as in Franklin, to give
the community something lasting
and worthwhile which the
Newman's believe can be helped
with an infusion of $50,000.
Jackie worked her way up to this
prizewinning status by becoming
the first prize winner at the 1997
Carrabelle Waterfront Festival
Gumbo Cook-off. She donated her
entire prize to help the library.
Then she began to scheme and
plan to enter the Newman's Own
Cooking Contest. Soon she was
in the final eight. But when the
townsfolk heard that she had won
the big prize, the townspeople
drove up and down U.S. 98 yell-
ing "Jackie has Won." The total
prize of $50,000 went to the pro-
vide the start for a building fund.
Since then Library Director Eileen
Annie Ball received notice that the
State of Florida would match
$250,000 for the same amount
that must be publicly raised. A

Continued on Page 10


Fishermen Plan
New Deployment
Of Nets

The pot of net limitation arrests
is simmering over again in
Wakulla County, following the
arrest of, local fisherman Bob
Nichols with an "illegal gill net"
on Apalachicola Bay, January
20th. The net was nylon, less than
500 square feet in area, but had
a mesh size of three inch stretch
the same type of net Ronald Crum
and Ray Pringle "demon-
strated", to the press and public
at an earlier press conference
in-the-field and expecting to be
arrested by the Marine Patrol as
well. The Marine Patrol did not
show up.
In the second planned deploy-
ment, Crum and Pringle said they
would strike the net over an
eight-hour period. This is sched-
uled for February 6th, a Satur-
day, so more from the public
could attend the demonstration.
The Amendment to the Florida
Constitution innovated in
1995 outlawed gill and entangling
nets, and limited nets to 500


square feet, maximum. Fisher-
men are aware that all nets gill;
yet litigation has not been uni-
formly holding that gill nets are
tools, or gill nets describe a
method or use in fishing. Crum
and Pringle have argued that nets
with two inches of stretched mesh
are not commercially viable, and
tend to decimate juvenile fish.
One case is on appeal to the First
District Court of Appeal in Talla-
hassee that might clarify the is-
sue. In the meantime, the Marine
Patrol appears to be arresting
anyone, and seizing gear, if it con-
sists of larger mesh size, such as
three inches. Bob Nichols, ar-
rested in Apalachicola, had a net
with three-inch stretch mesh, and
a catch of mullet all of which were
seized.


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Carrabelle from Page 8
small group of people have worked
very hard along with Library
Building Fund Chairperson Mary
Ann Shields, and as of now the
thermometer on the porch of the
library is up to $150,000 which
leaves $100,000 to be raised by
the end of June, or the grant will
be lost.
The library of the Year 2000 is not
the library of the 1900's. It is first
and foremost a gathering place for
people young and old. It is a
happy, lively place where
"SHUSH" is seldom heard. It is a
storehouse of help that can be
given in so many ways, that
no-one in their right mind is with-
out the absolutely free library card
which gives, residents and visi-
tors, adult and children, entrance
to a new world. The card enables
you to tap not only every service
from the Franklin County Public
Libraries, but also allows borrow-
ing from the two companion li-
braries in Jefferson and Wakulla.
And it is all there in a library card.
The problem facing the fund rais-
ers is the state grant of $250,000
will only be given if the commu-
nity can match the State
$250,000. This small band of
people must raise the remaining
$100,000 by the end of June
1999. We have already raised
$150,000 but now the squeeze is
on for every available dollar.
Here is where your boat, trailer
or car comes in. Look at it like
this. Cars can be recycled as com-
puters, Boats can become books,
and trailers can be magically con-
verted to become tapes for the vi-
sually impaired.
Rene Topping, member of the
Franklin County Library Advisory
board, announced January 25,
that she has had the first dona-
tion of a small river boat and
trailer by well known artist and
former Carrabelle resident Clare
Viles. Ms. Viles said, "I am happy
to help in your effort. I have al-
ways supported the efforts of the
Franklin County Public Library.
They really have helped in bring
the marvelous literacy program to
the library. Everyone needs to be
able to read. And I applaud what
the WINGS program is doing to
help all our small children. Give
my good wishes to all of the folks
who are helping."
The boats will be on display at the
Carrabelle Waterfront Festival to
be held in the third weekend of
April. This year the auction will
be held on April 17.
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary has been rated on the
Internet as one of ten libraries
named as "a library to watch" for
it's progress. It was dubbed a
library that cared". Some of the
ratings the library has earned
over the years have been based,
as one received in 1997, when the
Franklin Library was rated one of
five country wide libraries recog-
nized for special work with the
children of the county through the
WINGS. Much of the credit goes
to the library workers, both the
wonderful staff and dedicated
volunteers.
The other big effort is a SPIRIT
WALL to be placed at the entrance
t6 the new building. Everyone is
welcome to contribute a brick
bearing the names of a beloved
someone who has passed from
this life, The brick will be a fitting
memorial and will help keep their
memory evergreen.
Or if you would rather just sim-
ply put your own name on one
and let the world know you are
one of the builders of the library
building, please do. Tell the world
how you feel about the value of
libraries. You will be sure to think
of a million more things you would
like to put on a wall filled with
your friends and neighbors.
Bricks cost $66.00 each which
includes three lines engraved with
a laser, and allotted for your origi-
nal prose. $50.00 goes to the li-
brary branch building fund. Then
the state will give us $50.00.
Where else in this world can you
double your money so easily.
Boats, bricks, cars or trailers they
all will give you a tax deduction
as an extra bonus. But think how
proud you will be when someone
says, "My, Carrabelle has such a
fine library building-how did .
such a little place do it?"
And you canrt proudly answer,
"Beckman Carrabelle Cares. We
have a town filled with people who
care about one another and the
children of our community. We
recognize the worthiness of a
hometown library."
The fund raisers are asking that
you pitch in and give them your
help NOW.


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April 12t 1999, No reservation
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(86) New. Confederate
Florida: The Road to
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