Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: April 14, 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
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Volume 9, Number 8


April 14 27, 2000

... Police Chief Buddy Shiver

Demoted by Commissioners

Marine Lab Open House Along With Festival Saturday

By Tom Campbell
Area residents and visitors have
a "double scoop" of fun and edu-
cation Saturday, April 15, as the
Marine Lab Open House and Wa-
terfront Festival in Carrabelle
happen simultaneously. Those
wishing to attend both can man-
age, if they plan ahead.
Those who have not seen the
Florida State University Edward
Ball Marine Laboratory at Turkey
Point in east Franklin County
should certainly plan on it. The
FSU Marine Laboratory is an ad-
ministrative unit of FSU's Office
of Research, and is located about.
six miles east of Lanark Village on
U.S. Highway 98.
The Marine Laboratory is a 21st
Century research center. Taking
water from the Gulf of Mexico and
turning it into good drinking wa-
Ster is just one of the marvelous
research projects being conducted
at the FSU Marine Laboratory.
In the late 1960's, to accommo-
date the growing national inter-
est in oceanography, the Edward
Ball Marine Laboratory was con-
structed. This followed the 1949
establishment of the Oceano-
graphic Institute marine labora-
tory at Alligator Harbor. The new
facility at Edward Ball Marine
Laboratory featured "a 3-mile long
deep water channel and turning
basin capable of accommodating
160-foot vessels, and a state of the
art flow-through seawater system
Sfor maintaining marine organ-
isms," according to an official
statement. "Oceanographic work
was served by the 160-ft RV Pe-
trel and the 65-ft RV Tursiops
through the mid-1970's, at which
time. the State University System
of Florida decided to centralize
shipboard facilities through the
Florida Institute of Oceanography
(FIO) in St. Petersburg, Florida."
Research and educational activi-

ties at the FSU Marine Lab are
presently served by a fleet of small
boats, as well as the 47-foot Semi-
nole. Individual research labora-
tories are available to faculty,
staff, and students from FSU, as
well as visiting investigators. Two
classrooms provide support for
educational programs. There is a
Library with a "modest collection
of books and reprints," according
to a brochure. Among other offer-
ings, there is a central use ana-
lytical laboratory, walk-in envi-
ronmental chambers, a shop for
constructing small pieces of
equipment, and a dive locker.
Flowing seawater is piped directly
into all of the laboratories and
classrooms and to a variety of
holding tanks throughout the fa-
Four dormitories and a house
provide overnight accommoda-
tions for approximately 30 people.
An emergency power .generator-
maintains continuous electrical
support to the entire facility, in
the event of power surges and
Instruction and Science Support
Services are offered, such as Un-
derwater Research Techniques,
Applications of Diving to Re-
search, and others. In 1979,
Gregg Stanton was hired as Re-
search Diving Coordinator and
the program got a new name, Aca-
demic Diving. Support today in-
cludes the repair and mainte-
nance of dive equipment used in
all types of research, from diving
off Panama City to cold water div-
ing off Vancouver, Canada. Cur-
rently, the Academic Diving Pro-
gram Dive Locker, under Coordi-
nator Gregg Stanton, has "ap-
proximately $750,000 worth of
diving equipment.
In recent years, investigators have
focused on a wide variety of re-
search topics, including: energet-
ics and ecology, amphibian physi-

ology, olfactory motivated behav-
ior in fishes, crustacean behav-
ioral ecology, early life history of
fishes, groundwater seepage, ma-
rine ecosystem dynamics,
saltmarsh/seagrass ecology,
geoarcheological investigations of
early human sites on the inner
shelf and atmospheric chemistry.
The laboratory also supports a
variety of educational programs
including: the FSU-sponsored
Saturday-at-the-Sea program for
middle school students, teacher
workshops in marine science, and
visiting high school and college
programs in marine biology from
around the nation.
On Friday, April 7, a group of stu-
dents were busy at the FSU Ma-
rine Lab and enjoying exploration
and research.
Dr. John W. Hitron, Associate Di-
rector at the Marine Labora-tory;
said the "Open House Saturday,
April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
will offer boat rides, exhibits, edu-
cation and lots of food." He even
suggested the writer might win a
"Pulitzer Prize," but it seems far
more likely that the prizes and
awards will go to the Marine Labo-
There are currently six boats and
a 48-foot boat "R/V Seminole Re-
search Vessel" captained by Steve
Wilson. That vessel can go off-
shore for research and can sleep
4 or 5 people.
The lab welcomes inquiries. For
further information, write to the
FSU Marine Laboratory, Room
004 Montgomery, Florida State
University, Tallahassee, FL
32306-4032. Phone (850)
644-4066. Or you may contact Dr.
Hitron atjhitron@mailer.fsu.edu,
which is his email address.

Blanche M. Cox .Tr-State River Basinm
Confined To Franklin .
County Jail For Listed Among Nation's Most
Contempt ans A Pir*
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Carrabelle resident, Blanche M.
Cox, was arrested and voluntar-
ily confined in the Franklin
County Jail on Friday afternoon,
April 7th following an Order of
Commitment signed by Second
Circuit Judge Steinmeyer on
March 6, 2000. The Commitment
Order followed an Order for Con-
tempt issued by Judge
Steinmeyer on January 18, 2000
in which the Court Judged
Blanche M. Cox willfully failed to
comply with the Court Order to
Show Cause by failing to provide
the State of Florida Dept. of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP)
signed (a) financial affidavits, (b)
the names and addresses of indi-
viduals who removed under-
ground storage tanks from her
property on highway 98 in
Carrabelle, (c) the location where
the underground storage tanks
were disposed of, (d) and the lo-
cation where the soil removed
with the underground storage
tanks was disposed of.
The Court added, "... Blanche M.
Cox has been disingenuous with
the Court as to her knowledge of
who removed the underground
storage tanks and of who took the
excavated soil. The Court also
asserted that Blanche M. Cox has
the ability to determine who re-
moved the underground storage
tanks and who took the excavated
She is to be confined in the
Franklin County jail for a period
of 15 days.
DEP Senior Assistant General
Counsel provided an affidavit in
Continued on Page 6

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Water Wars, Pollution Threaten Region's Freshwater Species,
Water Quality
Over-consumption of water by sprawling cities and agriculture, com-
bined with inadequate water quality standards threaten the health of
two river basins that reach throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Florida:
the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin and the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin, home to one of
the world's richest sources of freshwater aquatic life, according to
American Rivers, a national river conservation organization, head-
quartered in Washington, D.C.
In a series of press conferences around the country on April 10, 2000,
American Rivers announced its 2000 list of the nation's most endan-
gered rivers, ranking the Tri-State River Basins fifth in the nation
among rivers facing the most immediate, severe environmental deg-
radation this year. Last year, the ACT River Basin ranked third on the
The sprawling city of Atlanta continues to chew up land and con-
sume increasing amounts of water from' the Chattahoochee, Coosa,
and Tallapoosa headwaters, which feed the ACT and ACF River Ba-
sins. Army Corps of Engineers Dams control flow from the headwa-
ters of both basins, severely altering natural flows and contributing
to the degradation of downstream water quality.
The state of Georgia wants to build new dams and reservoirs and
supports excessive consumption and diversion of water throughout
these watersheds.
Urban, industrial, and agricultural pollution threaten water quality
in both basins. Alabama has no standards for nutrients such as ni-
trogen and phosphorus or for maintaining minimum water flows. While
Georgia has such standards, they are inadequate to protect the region's
water resources.
"The natural heritage of the southeast hangs in the balance as these
three states battle over water," stated Rebecca Wodder. President of
American Rivers.
The biodiversity of southeastern rivers is exceptional on a global level-
yet the greatest numbers of imperiled and vulnerable freshwater spe-
cies are concentrated in southeastern states.
Georgia, Alabama, and Florida have until May 1 to develop a water
allocation plan that both meets their needs and complies with envi-
ronmental laws. Continued on Page 9


Health Center

By Carolyn Hatcher
The first step has been taken to
bring a Community Health Cen-
ter to Franklin County. Dr. Shakre
Junejo of the Franklin County
Health Department and a group
of like-thinking citizens have a
dream, one that would benefit all
ages from infants to senior
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Dr. Share Junejo
Dr. Share Junejo

Dr. Shakre Junejo is proposing a
Community Health Center that is
as she said, "a one-stop shopping
for health." She outlined the mis-
sion of the project as follows:
MISSION: Community Health
PURPOSE: To promote entire
family health, tobacco education,
wellness activities, physical fit-
ness and education and life skills
training. The Center would pro-
vide a variety of information to the
community, encouraging healthy
choices and lifestyle decisions.
Individuals would be empowered
to think "good health" in every as-
pect of living. Family life would be
enhanced through the programs
offered in this center.

EDUCATION: Mentoring Ser-
vices-Career Exploration-Re-
source Area.(Internet Access, Au-
dio Visual Equipment, Books,
Magazines, Brochures and Pam-
EXERCISE: Equipment-Aero-
bics/Exercise Classes-Chronic
* Disease Program (walking, jump-
ing rope, etc.)-Intramural Sports
(Tennis, Basketball, Softball, etc.).
Mentoring (developing and explor-
ing)-Tobacco Prevention Pro-
gramming-Healthy Choices
Workshops and Seminars-
Money Management Seminars-
Stress Management Workshops.
PROVIDED: Life Skills Classes,
Exercise Equipment, Chronic Dis-
ease Classes, Career Counseling/
Exploration, Teen Pregnancy As-
sistance, Smoking Cessation,
Nutrition Classes, Computer
Availability, Health Library, Peer
Counseling, Tobacco Prevention
Programs, Recreational Activities.
NEEDS: Building/Facility-
ings-Equipment-Staff (Coordi-
nator, Program Head, Volunteers).
Mr. Mike Hill of the Big Bend
Health Council offered his help by
suggesting ways of introducing
this idea to the community and
many ideas for raising money to
fund this program. Mr. Hill stated,
"there are many grants available
and your job now is to begin sell-
ing your idea to the community,
then applying for and securing
funding for this project."
For further information contact
Dr. Shakre Junejo, (850)
653-2111 or Ms. Temolynne
White Wintons, (850) 653-8373.

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle Commission held
a special meeting on March 30 at
6:30 p.m. with the sole purpose
of either dismissing or demoting
Carrabelle Police Chief Elzie
(Buddy) Shiver. There was a room
full of supporters for keeping the
Chief in his place but despite their
eloquent pleas to the
commissioners, the meeting
ended up with the Chief receiving
a demotion down to the lowest
rank in the Carrabelle Police
The meeting was opened by the
City Attorney Doug Gaidry who
suggested that the City Clerk read
a letter from Mayor Wilburn
Curley Messer addressed to the
The letter charged the chief with:
"...Failure to obey the legitimate
orders of the Mayor to maintain
order at a public meeting of the
Commission and your
inappropriate and.insubordinate
remarks, exacerbated an already
volatile situation, putting the
Commission and public at risk."
The Chief asked for his written
response to also be read aloud. It
said in part that although the
mayor could issue a letter of
reprimand, he did not believe his
actions at the meeting warranted
The letter went on "As the Chief
Law Enforcement Officer for the
City of Carrabelle I respectfully
submit it would have been ill
advised for me to have forcefully
removed any person or persons
from the commission meeting of
February 3, merely because their
views were contrary to the Mayor's
Office and to certain members of
the City Commission. Had I
followed the Mayor's instructions
to remove the "offenders" as
directed, and to do so without
sufficient probable cause of any
offense being committed,. I felt
such action may have resulted in
,both civil and criminal charges
being brought against the City of
Carrabelle, not to mention the
potential threat to the public's
safety which would also have

At the meeting in question
although the members of the
audience were loud there had not
been one word of profanity nor
were any of the audience
Advancing towards the podium at
the time the orders were given by
the Mayor.
Shiver started his defense by
saying, "I am not going to speak
very long. I'm just going to say
that I was a little short. But we
had an explosive situation out
there and I was protecting him
and everyone else in there."
He went on to say that he had
seventeen years of experience in
police work. He added that he had
also learned riot control. "He
(Messer) wrote me a memo saying
that he didn't need me at these
meetings any more." He added
that the whole board should be
needed to send a reprimand.
Shiver then said that he had some
supporters who wanted to say a
few words. One by one a baker's
dozen people came to utter their
support. They came from every
part of the city and from every
station in life and were surely a
cross section of the community.

Dennis Hightower
First was Dennis Hightower: "I
have found the man to bejust that
- a man strong for his

community one who takes his
job seriously. I have found him to
be fair and honest." He added that
as he was new to the community
the checked him out. "He wanted
to know who I was and he didn't
wait for the grapevine to tell him.
He came and asked me. He
wanted to know if I was going to
be a problem. He showed integrity
and fairness of the law."

Ron Gasche
Rod Gasche followed him up with
a statement that in all his dealings
with Shiver he had never found
him not professional. He said, "I
feel that. he should have every
consideration; he should be given
all the considerations as Chief
and an officer.
Trish Messick said that in all
matters she had found him to be
most professional.


creta Bloodworth
Acretia Bloodworth

Lucretia Bloodworth said that she'
hoped that liberty and justice for
all would prevail and she
admonished the commissioners.
"You need to be just. You need to
think long and hard because the
result could be that you would
destroy this man, or in a way, a
part of his life, and I don't think
you should do that. I was at the
meeting in question and things
were very explosive, but I have
been at all the meetings since

I .1

Buddy Shiver
then and they have been even
more explosive and no one has
been reprimanded for that."
Classic Banjamin made an
eloquent plea, her gaze fixed on
Commissioner Phillip Rankin, "I
have been before you on a
complaint but it was not about
Buddy Shiver. It was against
another. I don't want anyone to
think I was trying to put one more
wood on the fire, because I was
not. He was the only policeman
who came into my house. If you
try to fire him, be ready for a lot
of beefing. Then she turned,
saying, "I'm not talking to you,
(Rankin) alone, but the whole
A man by the name of Bobbie
Phipps said that he had been here
Continued on Page 10


Pnr- 714 A.Dril 2000n


The Franklin Chronicle



Franklin County Board of
Commissioners Meeting
April 4, 2000
By Tom Campbell
Bill Mahan, County
Extension Director,
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan gave his regular report at
the Commissioners Meeting April
4. He called it his "Accomplish-
ment Report," including the new
issue of "Fishing Lines", a news-
letter published by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
In "Water Works," Mr. Mahan re-
ported there is an article on Shell-
fish Aquaculture, titled "Deter-
mining Economic Impacts of
Florida's Clam Culture. "It states
that the University of Florida is
conducting assessments of the
contribution the hard clam indus-
try is making to Florida's
economy. Dockside sales have
increased from $40,000 in 1987
to $12.7 million in 1997.
Retail seafood and restaurant es-
tablishments also are supported
through sales of clams to custom-
ers. Most of the cultured clams
are shipped out of the harvest
area. This brings a lot of "new
dollars" into the local economy.
Wholesalers of cultured hard
clams will soon be contacted by
mail or phone by the U.F. Food
and Resource Economics Depart-
ment, to gather information on
the 1999 season. Information
such as clam sales, percentage of
harvest shipped out of the region
and state, and wholesale markup
will be requested from participat-
ing firms. The economic impact
of the clam culture industry will
be determined by using the
IMPLAN model, a tried and true
method for assessing how the
sales of seafood, such as cultured
clams, is multiplied throughout
various economies
Mahan also reported that a meet-
ing Monday, April 17 from 7 to 8
p.m. at the Research Reserve in
Apalachicola will assist home
owners in the troubling aspects
of termite control. This is a coop-
erative venture of the Extension
'Office and the Research Reserve
and the Department of Agricul-
Commissioner Bevin Putnal re-
quested classes to teach young
hunters the proper procedures
regarding safe hunting. Mahan
said he would "look into it."
Hunter safety training is required
before licence is issued.
GT Comn
GT Com Representative Bill Tho-
mas spoke to the Commissioners
about the double billing errors,
and promised that type of error
will not occur again. As he
said,"We have a procedure in
place that will greatly reduce any
problems in the future."
County Planner Alan Pierce said
Mr. Thomas was also asked to the
meeting regarding a request for a
"small telecommunications pad
on County property." Mr. Thomas
said, "We redesigned the network
so we can provide caller ID, call
.waiting, all the modern conve-
niences. I'm sure this is a continu-
ation of upgrading the system."
He also said that GT Com's rates
are "currently frozen for about
another two years." He heard
complaints from some citizens
and said he would do what he
could to address those.
Administrator Ficklen
Reports on Hospital
Ms. Susan Ficklen, Administra-
tor at Weems Memorial Hospital
and a group with her gave reports
on the hospital. She said that
since April of last year, some work
had been accomplished: "com-
pletely replaced the generator sys-
temrn; removed underground stor-
age tank and replaced it with
above ground, according to state I
She said that an up-to-date fire
alarm and sprinkler system has
been installed that is
state-approved. She said about
half a million dollars expenditure
on the part of the hospital had
been used.
She reported that to replace the
air conditioning system about
$200,000 to $450,000 would have
to be spent. It can be done in
stages. She introduced Mr. Dan
Mallory and said that the hospi-
tal needed new paint on the out-

She requested the old health de-
partment building be used by the
hospital, when the health depart-
ment moves into the new build-
ing. "We'd like to turn the old
building into a diagnostic center,"
she said. She explained that in-
side the hospital building cannot
be expanded any more. In the old
health department building, the
hospital could "put our CAT scan
and mammogram equipment.
Perhaps physical therapy also.
She introduced Dr. Nichols to the
Commissioners and he spoke to
the "need to keep the hospital go-
ing. Franklin County needs this
medical facility in the community.
Medical technology has advanced,

considerably in the past lew years.
He said "the hospital needs the
old health building for a diagnos-
tic center. Cat scan and mammo-
gram equipment would offer
life-saving opportunities to
Franklin County. It could be a
Rehabilitation Center also."
Commissioner Putnal recom-
mended a committee be set up to
study the possibilities, with Dr.
Nichols, the hospital administra-
tor and a commissioner on the
committee. The'motion was ap-
Airport Ordinance
It was pointed out that an airport
ordinance is needed, as recom-
mended by FAA. Mr. Al Roberts
and an associate said that the
county "needs to protect its in-
vestment in the airport, prevent
incursion on the air space." In
compliance with state statutes
regarding noise and public safety,
these affect not only Apalachicola,
but St. George Island and
Carrabelle as well. The Airport
Advisory Committee has reviewed
the report. Sub-zone A goes to
four miles out. Sub-zone B in-
cludes all of Franklin County. The
Comprehensive report therefore
affects the whole county.
Commissioner Putnal said that
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority "needs to be involved in
this also. Some questions need to
be answered."
County Planner Pierce recom-
mended that the board table this
until all concerned have "a chance
to be present." Attorney Al Shuler
recommended the board "table to
a time certain." It was tabled to
the "first meeting in May, May 2
at 10 a.m." Motion carried.
The commissioners meeting room
was packed to overflowing as a
number of issues were on the
agenda affecting a great many citi-
James Green requested a change
in zoning from R1 (Residential) to
R1A on property approximately 95
acres on the "north side of
According to County Planner Alan
Pierce, this matter was tabled in
the last meeting because of the
impact the project would have on
existing roads, and the question
of the availability of sewer and
water, and "who was going to pay
for it."
James Green's project, according
to DCA, "was not large enough to
go through the DRI review. Nei-
ther of two scenarios meets the
DRI threshold..The immediate
question, according to Alan
Pierce, is "Do you (Comissioners)
want to schedule a Public Hear-
ing?" Pierce said, "This today is
not the Public Hearing."
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders
said, "First of all, the big ques-
tion is, Who is going to pay for
this? ...the infrastructure as far
as the roads are concerned."
Mr. Green said, "Everything
inside...would be our expense."
Then Ms. Sanders said, "What do
you propose on the water and
sewer? Who will foot the bill?"
Mr. Green said, "We will bring
water and sewer to the property."
After some discussion, Alan Pierce
recommended they schedule a
Public Hearing, advertise it, put
it on the agenda. Ms. Sanders
said, "Well, I have a different view
than you do, Alan." She then
stated that "we denied in
Apalachicola a multi-family dwell-
ing because of the same reasons.
And I feel like the County needs
to be consistent on what they say,
and I'm going to make a motion
to deny his request for the
re-zoning." Mr. Creamer seconded
and the motion carried with Mr.
Putnal "opposed." The motion
passed 3 to 1. There was no re-

St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge's 2000 public fishing sea-
son has been set. Refuge Manager
Terry Peacock has announced
that fishing will open in Lakes 1,
2, and Oyster Pond April 1
through September 30. Fishing
will openin Lakes 3. 4 and 5 from.
May 15 through September 30.
The fishing season been designed
to minimize disturbances to nest-
ing bald eagles. The St. Vincent
Creek and Oyster Pond water con-
trol structures will be open dur-
ing April, May, June, and Septem-
ber. Low water levels may make
access difficult during that time
period. Due to the drought in
1998 and 1999, fish population
levels are very low.

Literacy Grant

Eileen Annie Ball, Director of the
Franklin County Public Library,
and Amanda Loos, Family
Literacy Coordinator, are thrilled
to announce that Franklin
County's Family Literacy Program
has received a Florida Library
Literacy Grant for the amount of
$25,000 to enhance the Families
Read On Grant (FROG).
This state award will allow the
program to double in size with the
addition of TREE-FROG, a
specially designed support system
for parents and caregivers as they
set and meet goals for their
families' growth. With this year-
long grant beginning in April, the
Family Literacy Program will be
able to extend its services to
families all over the country and
continue to provide parenting
resources, educational assist-
ance, skills development,
childhood enrichment, and parent
and child together (PACT)
activities at library branches and
outreach centers.
TREE-FROG will be administered
through the Wilderness Coast
Public Libraries. If you would like
more information about FROG or
TREE-FROG, please call Amanda
at 670-4423.

School Board

By Susan Gum
Franklin County School Board
Meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. at
Carrabelle High School. Meeting
was called to order and the
agenda was approved. The
principals of the four Franklin
County schools gave short
presentations on new business at
the -schools., -
' -
All consent items were approved
.as'iaote'd.Minutes of March 9,
2000 meeting, student transfers,
travel requests, contract
agreement with Head Start
Personnel consent items were
approved except for the request
regarding recommendation letters
for 1st and 2nd year teachers. It
was decided that these letters
should not be sent until the
budget was finalized and it was
certain that money would be-
The Finance Department report
was delivered by Mr. John
Riemen. Rieman reported that
after extensive review the books
were finally in order for the
previous year. It had taken some
time to correct and recreate
records and he was now ready
to proceed with budget
preparations. Mr. Riemen also
discussed the surpluses for the
different school board funds and
hopes with this new budget year
to have a surplus maintained of
5% of the budget dollar figure.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

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with Weems

Weems Hospital Administrator
Susan Ficklen and Dr. Shezad
Sanaullah introduced Dr. Joanna
DeLeo to members of the
Apalachicola Area Chamber of
Commerce last week, on Wednes-
day, April 5th.
Dr. DeLeo is a general surgeon
with a busy practice in Pennsyl-
vania who loves the panhandle
area and is planning on practic-
ing here full time as soon as the
surgical volume in the area in-
creases. She said in an interview
with the Chronicle, "...I am see-
ing patients and performing pro-
cedures during the first week of
each month at Weems Hospital in
an effort to build the surgical
practice and move here full time.
I have already seen many patients
and performed several procedures
at Weems and find it to be an
excellent hospital with state-
Sof-the-art equipment and very
courteous, knowledgable and car-
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Dr. DeLeo is a graduate of the
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By Carolyn Hatcher
Did you know the name "Easter"
comes from Eostre,. an ancient
Teuton Goddess of Spring, for
whom the Christian holiday of
Easter is named? This Goddess
came with the Saxonswhen they
invaded Britain and over a period
of time the Celts adopted her as
their own, She was a Goddess of
new beginnings, rebirth, fertility
and animal reproduction. A
month corresponding to April was
dedicated to her with the day of
the vernal equinox given as her
festival day. Many traditions as-
sociated with the festival survive
in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of
fertility, and in colored Easter
eggs, originally painted with
bright colors to represent new life.
This ancientlegend isthought to
be the source of our modern day's
Easter bunny. A lowly rabbit
wanted to please the Goddess
Eostre so much that he laid sa-
cred eggs in her'honor, painted
them in many colors and pre-
sented them to her. She was so
pleased with the beautiful eggs
that she wished all humankind to
share in her happiness. Thereaf-
ter, each year the lowly rabbit
went throughout the world and
presented these colored eggs as
gifts of life.
Another tradition-that has roots
in an ancient Teutonic pagan tra-
dition is the tradition of "New
clothes for Easter." It was consid-
ered bad luck to wear one's spring
clothes before the festival of
Ostara; therefore the ancient
Teutons would work through the
winter months to prepare new
clothing for the spring festival.
This work was doneip -secret and
,when the cOmmnunitygthered for
the festival of feasting, games, and
religious rituals, the new finery
was proudly worn for all to see
and admire.
The most pervasive symbol of Eas-
ter is the egg. Since antiquity, eggs
have been the universal archetype
of new life. These eggs are con-
sidered objects of eternal life,
placed in Easter baskets to be hid-
den and found (death and re-
birth). Even today, a continuance
of the pagan idea of decorating
bushes and small trees with
wooden or plastic eggs to welcome
spring can be observed in many
yards and along highways. Do you
know that the colors chosen to
paint eggs have special meanings?
Here are a few of the colors and
the associated meanings.
Red-New life, vitality, sexuality,
strength, war, one of the May Pole

Orange-Color of God, attraction,
Yellow-Creativity, knowledge,
Green-Color of earth, mother,
fertility, prosperity.
Blue-Healing, peace, meditation,
the waxing year, new life, spring.
Indigo-Past lives, healing, clair-
voyance, third eye.
Violet-Healing, tranquility, end-
ing quarrels.
Silver-The moon, psychic, spiri-
Gold-The sun, God, activity,
money, fire.
Thanks to President Abraham
Lincoln, Easter egg hunts have
become one of the most popular
events for children. In 1862, when
the United States was involved in
one of history's saddest wars,
brother against brother, President
Lincoln invited the children in the
Washington area to hunt for col-
ored decorated eggs hidden
around The White House lawn.
This proved to be so popular that
it has become an annual event,
copied by many communities
around the country.
Egg hunts are an ancient tradi-
tion. In India and China where the
belief in Karma is strong, spring
egg hunts have been in existence
since before times of remem-
brance. Karma is the conviction.
that what one does in a past life'
will return threefold in his or her
next life.
The idea of hiding and hunting for,
eggs is symbolic of the belief that
we are fully responsible for our
actions and will reap either good.
or evil from them..
The Christian festival of'Easter
embodies a number of converging
traditions. According to the 8th:
century English scholar St. Bede,
the name Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon:
name of a Teutonic goddess of
spring and fertility, was the most,
likely, beginning of the present-
day Easter. Traditions associated
.with .her festival survive, in, the
Easter rabbit and.in.colored eggs.
Ancient religions explain their ori-
gins and beliefs through festivals
and legends which are passed
down through centuries. The
Greek goddess Persephone re-
turned from the underworld and
symbolized the resurrection of life
in the spring. The Phrygians be-
lieved their. god-went to sleep at
the time of the wintedi0olstice an4
during the -. :innt equinox, thelY
held a festival to awaken him. Th6
Jewish festival of Passover, or
Pesach, from which is derived
Pasch, another name for Easter,
is another tradition commingled
with the Christian Resurrection.
The early Christians, many of
whom were of Jewish origin, were
brought up in the Hebrew tradi-
tion and thought of Easter as a
new part of the Passover festival,
a commemoration of the advent
of the Messiah as foretold by the
A serious difference over the date
of Easter arose among Christians.
Those of Jewish origin celebrated
the resurrection immediately fol-
lowing the Passover festival,
which, according to the
Babylonian lunar calendar, fell on
the evening of the full moon (the
14th day in the month of Nisan,
the first month of the year), mak-
ing Easter fall on different days

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April 14, 2000

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of the week year after year. The
Gentile Christians, however.
wanted to celebrate on the first
day of the week, thereby making
it fall on different dates each year.
This difference resulted in the
Christian churches of the East
observing Easter according to the
date of the Passover and the
churches of the West, descen-
dants of Greco-Roman civiliza-
tion, celebrating on a Sunday.
Constantine the Great convened
the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.
The council ruled that Easter
should be celebrated throughout
the Christian world on the first
Sunday after the full moon follow-
ing the vernal equinox, but if the
full moon should occur on a Sun-
day and thereby coincide with the
Passover, Easter should be cel-
Sebrated on the Sunday following.
This ruling was unsatisfactory
due to the astronomical problem
of a discrepancy, called the epact,
between the solar year and the
lunar year and caused the Easter
festival to be celebrated on differ-
ent dates in different parts of the
world. For example, in 387 A.D.
the dates of Easter in France and
Egypt were 35 days apart.
In the 5th century the Church
Adopted a system of calculations
proposed by the astronomer,

Victorinus. The Scythian monk,
Dionysius Exiquus, made signifi-
cant adjustments to the Easter
cycle in the 6th century. In the
7th century the British and Celtic
Christian churches refused to
adopt the changes and a bitter
dispute erupted with Rome.
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII re-
formed the Julian calendar by
adopting the Gregorian calendar.
Since 1752, when the Gregorian
calendar was adopted in Britain
and Ireland, Easter has been cel-
ebrated on the same day in the
western part of the Christian
world, including the United
States. The Eastern churches,
however, did not adopt the
Gregorian calendar and thus cel-
ebrate Easter at different times.
In 1928 the British Parliament
enacted a measure allowing the
Church of England to commemo-
rate Easter on the first Sunday
after the second Saturday in April.
After many hundreds of years,
Easter continues to be a movable
In the year 2000, Easter will be
celebrated on Sunday, the 23rd
of April.

Publisher's Note:
This petition is being circulated in Franklin County to ascertain
public opinion on the water allocation process involving the
Apalachicola River. The effort is being coordinated by Mrs. Bruce
Hall (Apalachicola) (653-3820) a member of The Riverkeepers

March 16, 2000
Mr. David Struhs, Secretary
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Dear Mr. Struhs,
We, the undersigned, are concerned for the welfare of the Apalachicola
River and Apalachicola Bay. We live and /or have a vested interest in
this area and feel that the loss or alteration of flow to the Apalachicola
River, threatened by the interstate water allocation process involving
the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin, would have
devastating effects on our interests here.
The.Apalachicola River drainage system is truly a unique and fragile
environment. The Apalachicola River basin stands out as one of the
last ecosystems that retains much of its natural resource values. Many
endangered and threatened species are found here. The Apalachicola
River Basin is a tremendous spawning and nursery ground for im-
portant commercial and sports fish.
The Apalachicola Bay, one of the most productive estuaries in the
northern hemisphere, is dependent on the Apalachicola River to carry
fresh water as well as essential nutrients downstream to feed estua-
rine organisms.. This bay is a pristine and productive estuary, of ma-
jor economic and ecological importance to the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Harvest,of shrimp, crabs, fish and oysters is the driving force of the
economy here in Franrklin Courty, with a total value of $70 to $80
million per year. These resources are an important asset not only to
our state but the entire nation. Any allocation formula adopted must
contain provisions that protect their environmental, economic, and
cultural value.
We recognize that the ACF is a "working basin" which supplies water
for human needs in addition to supporting biological resources. It is
just too great a sacrifice to jeopardize the future viability of these
rivers, and all they support, simply to perpetuate rampant urbaniza-
tion and short-term economic gain. We urge you to take an active role
in ensuring the following principles arc adopted for managing the
ACF River Basin:
* Natural flow regime
* Consumptive demand limitations
* Adaptive management
* Aggressive water conservation measures
* Flow assurances in drought conditions
* Prohibitions on interbasin transfers
* Basin-wide monitoring
* Public participation
We are certain that the dispute of allocation of the waters in the ACF
River Basin is best resolved peaceably among the states, rather than



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The Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority is
currently seeking a lessee to build and operate

a fixed base operation at Thompson Field,
Carrabelle, Florida. Parties interested should
contact the CPAA attorney, Ann Cowles, at
(850) 653-4641 for a bid package. The CPAA
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in the U.S. Supreme Court. The costs and uncertainties associated
with a legal settlement of this issue are too great a risk for any of the
states to assume.
We believe that the states have at hand an opportunity to set a na-
tional precedent for cooperation in basin-wide river management dem-
onstrating that interstate river basins can be successfully managed
for multiple purposes. You have at hand the opportunity to leave a
healthy ecological legacy for future generations. One that proves we
have the foresight and vision to manage these rivers as something
more than the conveyance of wastewater.
The economic welfare of Franklin County is dependent on the health
and welfare of the Apalachicola River Basin and Bay. We implore you
to keep these facts in mind as a decision is being made on the water
allocation issue. Our future is dependent on your decision and we
hope you will work to keep this area healthy economically and eco-

Apalachicola-Flint-Chattahoochee River

Basins Negotiations "Have Ceased"

By Tom Campbell
In a recent letter (dated April 3, 2000). Executive Director Doug Barr
of NW Florida Water Management District wrote: "negotiations per-
taining to both the ACT and AFC river basins have ceased. An ACT
Water Allocation Formula Committee meeting scheduled for March
17 was canceled by Alabama as was an ACF Water Allocation For-
mula Committee meeting scheduled for March 20.
In December, Florida agreed to an extension to the Compact agree-
ment to allow these negotiations to continue. That extension is still in
effect and continues until May 1, 2000. If the negotiations resume.
we will advise you of any scheduled meetings and will arrange a Florida
Stakeholders meeting as well."
The future of the negotiations at this point is unclear.

Tri-State River Basins

Threat: Water Withdrawals,
Dams, Urban Sprawl,
Non-Point Pollution
Water wars are no longer the exclu-
sive domain of the arid West. Home to
some of the richest and now most en-
dangered populations of freshwater
plants and animals in the world, the
rivers of Alabama, Georgia, and
Florida the Alabama-Coosa-
Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin and the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Flint
(ACF) River Basin -. are under siege
by the rapidly developing and
water-thirsty southeastern U.S. The
three states failed to reach an agree-
ment to allocate their water resources
by their self-imposed December 1999
deadline. Now they have until May 1
to develop a plan that both.meets
their water needs and complies with
environmental laws.
The headwaters of these two region-
ally prominent river basins originate
in the mountains of northwestern
Georgia and southern Tennessee and
extend southwest through the Pied-
mont Upland of northern Alabama
and Georgia. Th.eChattahoochee joins
the Flint near' the Florida border to
form the Apalachicola while the Coosa
and Tallapooda'jbiri to Yfrm the Ala-
bama River. Both then flow through
the Gulf Coastal Plain and empty into
Apalachicola Bay and Mobile Bay re-
spectively. Their estuaries support
valuable fishing industries and are
quite sensitive to the management of
the rivers that feed them.
The varied geography and subtropi-
cal Climate of the Tri-State Rivers cre-
ate unique habitats critical to many
species offish, snails, mussels, plants,
and other freshwater species. In ad-
dition to diverse aquatic habitat, these
rivers sustain millions of people, in-
cluding the Atlanta metropolitan area.
They carry barges and commodities,
generate hydropower energy. and pro-
vide a thriving billion-dollar sport fish-
ing and recreational boating industry.
Over-consumption of water by grow-
ing cities, factories, and farms, com-
bined with the failure to take action
against worsening water quality are
the most immediate threats to' the
Tri-State River Basins.
Metro Atlanta is developing land at an
unprecedented rate, and water con-
sumption for agriculture in the Flint
River basin is depleting groundwater
sources. To support Atlanta's run-
away growth and the other water
needs of these basins, special inter-
est water users are looking farther and
farther away for water. The state of

Georgia continues to support new and
bigger dams and excessive consump-
tion and diversion of water in the
headwaters of the Chattahoochee.
Coosa, Flint, and Tallapoosa Rivers.
Meanwhile, water quality is getting
worse. Urban, industrial, and agricul-
tural development threaten several
pristine reaches within the basin and
will further degrade others. Alabama
has no standards for nutrients such
as nitrogen and phosphorus or for
maintaining minimum water flows.
While Georgia has such standards.
they are inadequate to protect the
region's water resources. Poor water
quality throughout the region could
require increasingly expensive water
treatment, further harm critical spe-
cies, and lead to massive fish kills.
threatening valuable sport fisheries.
In the late 1980s. Congress and the
courts responded to the battle over
water among Alabama, Georgia. and
Florida by establishing compacts for
the ACT and ACF basins to negotiate
their own water resource allocation
plan. The governors of each state cre-
ated negotiating teams to develop this
plan by December 1998. They have
extended the negotiations through
May 2000. Meanwhile, the Army
Corps of Engineers will complete an
Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS 'that evaluates the anticipated
iirnp jr.c \: rionui '.;;ater allocation
';Ipn -ir. Be.dj .:.in ii n findirigsof the
EIS, a federal commissioner will have
255 days to accept or reject the
state-negotiated plan. The success or
failure of this prescedent-setting
Tri-State compact will determine the
fate of the Southeast's rich aquatic
To successfully protect the rivers of
Alabama, Georgia and Florida. each
water allocation plan must emphasize
the ecology and water quality of the
basins as much as the human and
industrial needs for water. At a mini-
mum, the three governors must sup-
port adequate minimum flows
throughout each basin, not just at the
state line. They must also agree on
appropriate limits to water consump-
Most importantly, rather than com-
mit the region to a 50- or 100-year
allocation based on imperfect science
and demographic forecasting, the
states' plan should allow "adaptive
management." That would mean es-
tablishing a scientific advisory board
for each basin, as the conservation
community has proposed. A phased
formula to allocate the water would
place more conservative limits on wa-
ter consumption at the start, then al-
low the restrictions to be loosened if
ecological indicators show that fish.
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The Franklin Chronicle


SE Fisheries Executive Director
Challenges Fish And Wildlife
Commission On Alleged Scare Tactics


ROBERT P. JONES. Executive Director Mount Vernon Square
Phone (850) 224-0612 1118-B Thomasville Road
Fax (850) 222-3663 Tallahassee. Florida 32303-6287
E MAIL: Bobfish@aol.com \VEBSITE: www.southeasternfish.org
March 30, 2000
Dr. Allan Egbert, Ex. Director
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Following is a copy of FWC's Fishing Lines that was forwarded to me
by another state agency. I'm not on the Division of Marine Fisheries
list as a recipient for this newsletter. I probably am on some kind of a
list over there even as irrelevant as I am.
The article was professionally written though I notice the NO CON-
SUMPTION advisory for king mackerel > 39" only applies south of
Cape Canaveral. From the news releases I saw a week ago, the con-
cern for mercury in king mackerel came primarily from North Caro-
lina and the following is what I have come to find out about the situ-
ation so far." "The news release was co-issued.by FL Department of
Health (contact April Crowly, 850-245-4111 per directions from De-
partment Secretary, Robert Brooks). The analytical work was conducted
in GA. The technical coordinator in FL was George Henderson, FL Fish
& Wildlife Commission, St. Petersburg. FL. The FL work revealed that 3
large fish from the FL sample (29 flsh total from east coast) had Hg
contents ranging from 1.3 to 2.5 ppm. The average size for these 3fish
was greater than 39.5 inches fork length. The legal Hg limit is 1.0 ppm.
The remaining 26fish were less than 3 7 inches (30 inches average)
with a Hg content ranging below 0.5 ppm (average 0.3 ppm)."
It looks to me like the preponderance of king mackerel sampled were
well below the very conservative mercury guideline. Wouldn't that
have made a better headline than MERCURY IN MARINE FISH in
bold print? Looks like a scare tactic to me.
Let me ask a couple of questions. Is FWC going to issue public health
advisories? Is FWC going to publish mercury levels in freshwater fish
and game? What will be the protocol and will you be working with the
Department of Health and the FDA? Will the seafood industry be in
the loop to receive information from FWC.
Sincerely yours,
Bob Jones
Executive Director
Cc: Governor & Cabinet
State Agencies

Mrs. Pat Maier
P.O. Box 1358
Carrabelle, FL 32322
March 31, 2000

Letter To Citizens Of Carrabelle
Due to microphone problems at the special meeting held on March
30, 2000, regarding Police Chief Shiver, I understand that some of
my remarks were not heard. I would like to make it clear to the people
who were at the meeting and the citizens who could not attend ex-
actly what I said, so this is an open letter to the citizens of Carrabelle.
Everyone of ypuup, ltet, i r-ir p.onsible for wh.at ap,. ed gt night
(February 3, 2000 City Cimmission meeting)' ... more so than Mr.
Becky and Doug ... you tried your best to keep the citizens from hav-
ing a special election. It took me five minutes with the legal depart-
ment of the Supervisor of Election in Tallahassee to find out there is
nothing wrong with citizens funding an election. From the newspaper
report, it sounded like Doris Gibbs said she could have overcome the
problem of holding it on the Presidential primary, especially since
that turned out to be such a bust.
Rita ... in the face of such overwhelming opposition from the citizens,
you could have graciously stepped aside and let Jimmy Trawick have
that seat since he was the one the citizens had voted for and wanted.
Philip ... you not only changed your mind about the special election,
you changed your vote on the applicant, after trying to lull the citi-
zens into believing this wasn't "the good old boy" system and asked
us to trust you ... well, we did and look what happened.
Frank ... you have made every one of the controversial motions ...
In October ... to fire Butch Taylor
In November ... to do away with the part-time police officer's position
In December ... don't know, maybe it was the Christmas Spirit but it
was a pretty quiet meeting
In January ... to put Rita in as Commissioner (without even realizing
that it had to go to a secret ballot)
In February ... to rescind the special election which is what caused
the citizens' outcry
Curley ... your constant banging of the gavel and threatening to clean
the house when citizens are disagreeing with you and yet letting Mandy
Jetton make a spectacle of herself because you kind of liked what
she was saying. Now you eventually did throw her but, but a little too
All of you contributed to the position Buddy Shiver is in and if you
would take responsibility for your actions, he wouldn't be in this
position. Mr. Shiver took the, podium three times and calmed the
citizens without having to escort anyone out, possibly leading to an-
other law suit. We already have one lawsuit against the city from
Butch Taylor's dismissal, and, I'm afraid there's going to be another
one. I personally think that he should be commended, not punished
and you need to consider that if you're truly interested in what the
majority of the citizens want and truly care about what happens to
the City. Thank you.
Pat Maier

Internal Postal Study Projects Rise In

First Class Rates

Critics Want To Auction Off The Service
A study marked CONFIDENTIAL and completed in February 1999.
authored by the accounting firm of Price-Waterhouse, predicts a steady
rise in First Class postal rates to 37t over the next seven years. Using
another method the rate could rise to 40 according to columnist Bill
McAllister writing in Linn's Stamp News of March 13th. Copies of the
study have been "circulated widely across Washington and have
prompted cries of shame by critics of the rate increase that the Postal
Service proposed in January." wrote McAllister.
A recent General Accounting Office study has projected a $17 billion
loss in postal revenues because of the Internet. but the Price
Waterhouse study shows first class revenues continuing to grow in-
cluding Priority class mail. reportedly popular with Internet users.
A recent proposal made by Postal Rate Commissioner Ruth W. Goldway
that the postal service should be placed on the auction block and
sold to the public like a private corporation has met some criticism.
Leslie K. Paige, senior vice president of the Citizens Against Govern-
ment Waste, has stated that the postal service is "grossly misman-
aged." He said it was time Congress "imposed a reality check on the
Postal Service." In a letter to the Washington Post dated February
8th, he pointed out that the postal service receives "hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars in implicit subsidies such as tax and regulatory for-
giveness on a massive scale. It is a government-protected monopoly
with a captive rate-paying customer base."

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E.L. "Beau" Suber was 82 when he died last week on St. George Is-
land (Thursday, March 30th). He was married to Jean Smith Suber.
Beau was a native of Gadsden County, and had lived on St. George
Island since 1974, in an early period of the Island's development. His
first wife was Esther S. Suber, who died in February 1995.
Beau is also survived by his two sons, Dr. John F. Suber (Quincy)
and Andrew C. Suber (Tallahassee) and a daughter, Sally Ann Kortge
(Dalles, Oregon) His two brothers are Dick and Spin Suber (Quincy)
and Pat Suber (Tallahassee)'
In 1994, "Beau" and Esther were interviewed by the Chronicle as they
took up their "second retirement", at Westminster Oaks, a retirement
community in Tallahassee. He said, "I built the house in 1973. Re-
tired in 1963. Lived there (on St: George Island) for 21 years."
The Subers were highly visible participants in island life long before
they took up permanent residence there in 1973. He recalled their
frequent visits to St. George and the mainland. He was a tobacco
grower in Gadsden county. "All the time we were farming, we'd love to
come to the coast for weekends, and we started with Destin. We vaca-
tioned there for several years. This was about the 1950s ... Then the
Canadians discovered it and money poured in to build condos ... So,
we started going to Mexico Beach for our vacations. Then, we decided
to try St. George Island."
'The first time I came to St. George, I came on a boat from Apalachicola.
That was when Clyde Atkinson had started the development on the
island. There weren't any houses there ... just platted out. H.G. Smith
met my brother and I at the dock and he drove us all around in a
jeep. There wasn't anything there but a few stakes in the sand and
There weren't any streets...My family and I gradually came to love it.
We came down about every weekend."
"Beau" has carried the nickname given him by his father for years.
He is known to the Social Security folks as Elmer Lemeul Suber, born
on 10 May 1917. He had been in the wholesale petroleum business
for about ten ... years, and retirement followed in 1963. "Dwight and
Helen Marshall have been our neighbors along with Bill Squires, H.
G. Smith and Lamar Heartsfield," he said. Sargent Castle and his
wife were probably the first island residents, full-time, he recalled.
Esther remarked that she started writing a weekly column for the
Apalachicola Times "almost as soon as we arrived," Beau added: "She
wrote for that paper for at least 18 years, beginning about 1975 and
ending in 1993 about Thanksgi'.'ng time."

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"Beau" added, "... Hamp and Claire Dews got together with Don
McMillan, the Methodist pastor in Apalachicola, and they started a
Methodist Church on the Island. Esther and I joined with others to
found the church." Services were held in the basement of the Marcie
Collins house. Claire and Hamp Dews owned a building where the
present church is and they donated it to the church. "Hamp and I
tore down the walls to make one big room." The present day octago-
nal portion of the structure is now the sanctuary and was the original
Over the years the Subers had seen and participated in many changes
in St. George Island life. "Boots and Dot had a store where Harry A's
is now. They started a small store there. Then they moved back to
Georgia. Dot still comes down once in a while. Helen and Marty bought
the store from Boots and Dot." Beau paused a bit and then said. "The
biggest changes were created by Graham Armistead. He started the
Bluestore and bought out the other grocery. Clyde Atkinson. with his
partners, started the push to get the bridge."
He described the high resistance from some members of the Franklin
County Commission to any development on the island, and the resis-
tance to the bridge. Cecil Varnes and Mr. Wade were the main oppo-
sition. "Man, you don't know how those people in Apalachicola hated
to see anybody move onto the island..."
"Bill Squire always had an old jeep. Back in those days. you could
expect somebody getting stuck (in the sand) about three times a day.
Between Bill and I, we'd pull out a lot of'em."
At the local civic club and other events, "Beau" developed a local
reputation as chef extraordinaire for the round of beef so often served
to hungry crowds.
In December 1994, "Beau" and Esther sold their St. George Island
home and moved into Azalea Gardens at Westminster Oaks. Talla-
A memorial service for Mr. Suber was held at the St. George Island
Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1st. Mrs. Mary Lou Short.
an old family friend, eulogized "Beau" with these words:
'"Today, we honor and celebrate the life of Beau Suber.
Beau was as much a part of this Island as the sand dunes,
the trees, the wildflowers, the beautiful Gulf. He was a
pioneer of sorts, moving to St. George Island in 1974. He
was one of the founders of the St. George Island United
Methodist Church.
Beau has touched our lives with so many wonderful
memories, to stand in his rose garden and smell the fra-
grance of his beautiful roses; to taste his delicious pecan
pies, or my favorite, his toll house cookies. We looked
forward to the Civic Club Christmas parties and Beau's
famous beef roast that he proudly served. He could name
every bird and every flower on the Island. We sat for hours
and listened to his tales, of St. George Island. He shared
with us the happy times of his growing up in Sawdust ...
and for those of you who are from Sawdust, he put it on
the map and made it real for so many of us. Beau was a
proud man, sometimes be could be SO stubborn ... Beau
was an Islander!
There was a time when he moved to Tallahassee and left
his beloved Yorkshire Terruer, Gwendolyn Rosemarie, in
the care of Jean Smith. One day he called and said that
he had tried to reach Jean but that she had moved and
no one knew where she was and he was anxious to see
Gwendolyn. With the help of Judi Little we were able to
track Jean down. Jean had moved to North Carolina. He
later called to say that he had talked to Jean and he was
going to North Carolina. We said "Beau, you can't make
that twelve hour drive by yourself!" And he replied, "Oh
yes I can, and I aml" The next call I received from Beau
be told me that he had seen Gwendolyn and, oh by the
way, what would I think about his marrying Jean. Well, I
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Second Circuit

Court Report

March 20, 2000

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The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer, III
Assistant State Attorney: Ethan Way
Assistant Public Defender: Kevin Steiger

All defendants listed below are presumed innocent untilfound
guilty in a court of law.

Bass, Christopher Shondell: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to
elude and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the prob-
able cause report the following allegedly occurred: On December 10. 1999. an
officer approached an intersection in Apalachicola and observed the defen-
dant. in another vehicle, who had an active warrant for battery. The officer
attempted to stop the defendant and the defendant attempted to elude the
officer by driving at a high rate of speed and running stop signs. The defen-
dant ditched the vehicle and fled on foot. Arraignment continued until April
17. 2000.
Brown, Arthur Charles: Charged with resisting officer with violence and bat-
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Date of his Notice 03/12 /00 iln,. ,. 5291
GDosptiono Pris ln olor Blue
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To Owner: Kendal Pfeifer r.i I.Io n tHlI:
P.O. Box 163
Apalachicola, FL 32329

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/06/00 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below, They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 191.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of S 15.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor: that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/16/00 at .12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT. FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
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charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
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the defendant's home the officer found the defendant appeared to be in a state
of drunkenness. The officer stated the defendant reeked of alcohol and was in
a violent state of mind. When the officer attempted to speak to the defendant.
"He rapidly became violent towards this officer." When the officer advised the
defendant he was under arrest and asked him to put his hands out in front.
the defendant became more agitated and stated he would not be going to jail
for anyone. When the officer told the defendant. "If I have to fight you to get
you to go tojail he would be charged with it. the defendant replied. "Well. we'll
just fight then because I ain't going to jail". The defendant then began to
attempt to walk off and the officer told him to "Cuff up" several times. Accord-
ing to the officer the defendant then began to clench his fist and thrash his
arms to prevent the officer from getting into close proximity. After several
attempts to arrest the defendant the officer finally had to resort to pepper
spray. The defendant continued to resist but was eventually subdued and
transported to the county jail. Arraignment continued until April 17. 2000.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with one count of possession of vessel with no hull
number. According to a Florida Uniform Boating Citation. the defendant was
charged with the alleged offense on February 20. 2000. Arraignment contin-
ued until April 17. 2000.
Evans, Carl Erik: Charged with driving under the influence (DUl) and driving
with license suspended or revoked. According to the probable cause report an
officer observed erratic driving and stopped the vehicle. The defendant re-
fused to submit to a breathalyzer test. The defendant entered a plea of not
guilty. Next hearing April 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Ford, James: Charged with one count of driving while license suspended/
felony. According to a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation, the defendant was
arrested for alleged offense on January 4. 2000. Attorney Rachel Chesnut
represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until April 17. 2000.
Gloner, Michael: Charged with dealingin stolen property. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On October 30. 1999.
a radio was stolen from the defendant's cousin and sold for $30. The radio
was subsequently recovered. The estimated value: $150.
Gloner: charged with three counts of forgery. According to the probable cause
report the following allegedly occurred: On November 21, 1999. the defendant's
younger brother was caught utterirtigforged checks. The younger brother ad-
vised the officer that the defendaiit 'hd stolen the checks.
Gloner: with grand theft: According to the probable cause report an officer
received a complaint on January 31,'2000, in reference to the theft of an
outboard motor. According to the victim, the defendant offered to work on the
motor for her. He took the motor and then sold it for $30. The motor was
recovered and returned to the owner::'
Gloner: charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property. According to
the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On January 26.
2000, an officer received a report that some oyster tongs had been stolen.
Later that same day the officer received an anonymous tip that the defendant
was attempting to sell oyster toing. The purchaser of the tongs had been
given a bill of sale signed by the defendant. ALL OF GLONER'S CHARGES
Henderson, Ronald L., Jr.: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance: According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On February 2. 2000, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on the
defendant. The defendant ran from the officers and when he was caught two
blocks away the officer observed him toss something down in a small blue
bag. The officer picked up the bag and found a white powdery substance.
which appeared to be cocaine. The substance was confirmed by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement's laboratory to be cocaine. Steiger represented
the defendant. Arraignment continued until 4pril 17, 2000.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing in stolen property. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On January 28, 2000.
an officer was dispatched to a retail store in Apalachicola. The victim reported
that someone was stealing sweatshirts. The officer and the victim went to a
basketball game and observed someone wearing one of the sweatshirts. That
person said he bought them from the defendant. A public defender was ap-
pointed and the arraignment continued until April 17, 2000.
Lee, Michael Lane: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12. Ac-
cording to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: In a
sworn statement the victim's mother said that on February 7, 2000. when she
went to her daughter's room to awaken her for school, she found the defen-
dant in bed with her daughter. The daughter advised her mother that she did
not get much sleep last night because the defendant, "kept digging 'in my tu
tu' with his finger." The mother stated that the defendant had been staying
with them and sleeping on the couch at night. Attorney Cheryl L. Gentry
represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until April 17, 2000.
Massey, Michelle: Charged with two counts of battery of law enforcement
officer and one count of resisting officer with violence. According to the prob-
able cause report the following allegedly occurred: On March 6, 2000, officers
responded to a disturbance call involving a possible weapon in Eastpoint.
When the officer arrived he met with Mark Smith who started telling him what
the problem was. The officer observed Jessie G. Smith run around the corner.
The officers apprehended Mr. Smith-in a wooded area nearby. When one of-
ficer approached the officer with Mr. Smith, the defendant stepped between

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the otticers. When an otticer ordered her to move she refused. An ollicer then
moved her out of the way so that he could get to the officer with Mr. Smith.
The defendant continued to block the officers. The officer advised the defen-
dant she was under arrest and she started to pull away and a struggle en-
sued. A third officer arrived and assisted in cuffing the defendant. As she was
being taken to the patrol vehicle the defendant struggled and fell to the ground.
The defendant repeatedly pulled and jerked and spit in the officer's face. The
defendant kicked another officer in the chest and one in the groin area. After
the defendant was placed ii the patrol vehicle she started kicking the side
window. After several warnings to stop the defendant had to be restrained
with leg shackles to prevent her from kicking the windows out of the vehicle.
She was then transported to the county jail. Arraignment continued until
April 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
McEwan, Donald, Jr.: Charged with possession of controlled substance, pos-
session of less than 20 grams marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
and driving while license suspended or revoked/first offense. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On February 26. 2000.
an officer observed a truck, which was being driven by the defendant. cross to
the wrong side of Avenue J in Apalachicola. According to the report the truck
almost ran over a bicyclist. The officer stopped the truck and completed a
routine license check and found the license had been suspended. The officer
then found a small bag with a green leafy substance, which field-tested to be
cannabis. While conducting an inventory of the truck the officer found nu-
merous crack pipes, rolling papers, lighters, torn wire cloth, cannabis seeds
and a rock-like substance which field-tested to be crack cocaine. The officer
also found a large amount of alcohol and a plastic bag with over a pound of
unidentifiable white powder. The items have been sent to the FDLE laboratory
for testing. Arraignment continued until April 17. 2000.'Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Page, Donald D.: Charged with one count of aggravated battery with deadly\
weapon. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On February 26. 2000. an officer responded to a call to Harry A's on
St. George Island. When the officer arrived he saw the defendant run into the
bar and followed him. The officer asked the defendant what he was doing and
the defendant told him that he. "Was trying to leave because someone said the
law was coming." The defendant told the officer that he had an argument with
the victim and thought the victim was going to hit him with a pool stick.
Several witnesses said they saw the defendant hit the victim in the head with
a bottle. The defendant was arrested and transported to the county jail. Case
has been transferred to County Court. Steiger represented the defendant
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession with intent to sell/
cannabis. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On March 4, 2000. an officer observed a truck leaving the Apalachicola
State Bank at a high rate of speed. The officer stopped the vehicle and ob-
served a few empty bottles of beer in the back of the truck as well as some
empty beer boxes and two coolers. The officer asked to see the defendant's
driver's license and the defendant told him he did not have one. The officer
then asked him if he was over 21 and the defendant said. "No". The officer
found beer inside the vehicle, $353 in cash. a small set of weighing scales in
the middle of the seat compartment. The officer also found a black bag with
three more scales, a plastic bag containing "what appeared to be in excess of
20 grams of a green leafy substance". $81. and three pill bottles containing
various types of pills with the name removed from the bottle. Another officer
searched the passenger in the truck and found a multi-colored pipe bong in
his right front pocket. Both were transported to the county jail. Arraignment
continued untilApril 17, 2000.
Russell, Otis Eugene: Charged with possession of vessel with no hull nun-
ber. According to a Florida Uniform Boating Citation the defendant was charged
with the above offense on February 25. 2000. on the Carrabelle River. Ar-
raignment continued until April 17. 2000.
Sponsler, Allen: Charged with escape from custody of the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections. According to the .probable cause affidavit the following
allegedly occurred: On December 30, 1999. the defendant escaped from cus-
tody of a work squad supervisor. He was re-captured approximately three
hours later by a canine unit with the Florida Department of Corrections. A
public defender was appointed to represent the defendant. Arraignment con-
tinued until April 17, 2000.
Strops, Michael John: Charged with DUI/third-degree felony, violation of
driver's licenses law and driving while license suspended or revoked/first of-
fense. According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly oc-
curred: On February 26, 2000, an officer observed the defendant driving a
vehicle and was known to the officer as not having a valid Florida driver's
license. While the officer was interviewing the defendant the officer noted a
very strong smell of alcoholic beverage on his breath, red eyes and slurred
speech. The defendant was transported to the county jail and refused to take
a breath test. A check of the defendant's criminal history records verified that
he has had three previous DUI arrests, one in Gulf County and two in Franklin
County. A public defender was appointed and arraignment continued until
April 17, 2000.
Thompson, Arlene: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: On
February 9, 2000, an officer responded to a call that a fight was in progress at
Red's BP station in Apalachicola. Witnesses said that the defendant pulled
out a claw hammer and threatened to hit the victim. The defendant admitted
to pulling out a hammer but said it was done in self-defense. Arraignment
continued until April 17, 2000.
Topha1t, Duane Allen: Charged with possession of crack cocaine. According
to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: On February
13, 2000, an officer observed a truck stopped on Water Street in front of the
Rainbow Inn. The officer observed the driver looking down. The officer ap-
proached the truck to find out why the driver had stopped in the middle of the
road. The officer noted that the defendant appeared to be constructing a crack
bong out of an aluminum can. The officer asked the defendant what he was
doing and the defendant reached into his right front pocket and removed a
white rock-like substance, which appeared to be crack cocaine. The rock
field-tested to be crack cocaine. The defendant was arrested and transported'
to the county jail. Steiger represented the defendant. Arraignment continued
until April 17, 2000.
Washington, Katura: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: On
December 11, 1999, an officer responded to a call to Weems Memorial Hospi-
tal Emergency Room. The victim'stated that the defendant cut him with a box
cutter. The cut required several staples to close it. Attorney Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until April 17. 2000.
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Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to the probable cause taffidavit he following allegedly occurred: On
February 25, 2000. the victim reported that the defendant had beaten her and
beat her head on a cabinet causing an injury which required six stitches. The
victim had bruises on legs, back and chest. The victim said she ran to a
neighbor's house and the defendant followed her beating her some more. Steiger
represented the defendant and hearing was continued until April 4. 2000.
Wilson, Mark Edward: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: On
February 16. 2000. a deputy responded to a call for assistance from another
deputy at Weems Memorial Hospital. The deputy advised him that he was
working a case involving charges on two separate people involving the same
incident. The deputy stated he was taking a complaint from the defendant in
reference to Rodney Richards trying to run over him with a vehicle. That deputy
requested the second deputy to take a complaint from Roland Schoelles in
reference to the defendant hitting him on the right arm with an axe handle.
Schoelles was treated at the ,emergency room. Schoelles signed a complaint
against Wilson. Wilson was located, arrested and transported to the county

Arroyo, Thomas: Charged with four counts of burglary of a conveyance and
possession of less than 20 grams marijuana. Pretrial conference continued
until April 17. 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Bailie, Ricardo: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Pre-
trial conference continued until May 15. 2000. Attorney William Webster rep-
resented the defendant.
Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in
stolen property. Pretrial conference continued until May 15 and trial set for
May 17. 2000. Attorney John Kenny represented the defendant.
Baxley, Paul C.: Charged with possession of a controlled substance and driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial continued until April 17. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Shawn V.: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Pretrial continued until April 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Buzbee: Christopher: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude,
four counts of uttering a, forged check. Prosecuting Attorney: Allen
McConnaugh. Steiger representedthe defendant. Pretrial continued until June
19. 2000.
Campbell, Eric Leo,e II: Charged with one count of grand theft. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to one
year of probation to include restitution of $275. He was sentenced to 230 days
in jail with credit for 230 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Campbell, Eric Leo "Snook" Jr.: Charged with possession of a controlled
substance. The defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to one-year probation to include random urinalysis. $100 to
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and one day in jail with credit for one
day served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cooper, Charlie: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Pretrial continued
until April 17, 2000. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Crawford, Courry: Charged with resisting arrest without violence and fraudu-
lent driver's license. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty and was adjudi-
cated guilty. He was sentenced to 92 days in jail with credit for 92 days.
Defendant is to pay a civil judgement of $275. Prosecuting attorney: Allen
McConnaugh. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Dillon, Daniel A. Jr: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, grant theft, cultiva-
tion of cannabis, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial continued until April 17, 2000. Steiger
represented defendant.
Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Pretrial continued until May 15. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Dixon, Wade Odell, Jr.: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of
age. Pretrial continued until May 15. 2000 and trial set for May 17. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Evans, Shirl D.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Defendant en-
tered a plea of not guilty and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant sentenced to
six months in jail to be followed by two years of probation to include $275 civil
judgement, $100 to the State Attorney's Office and $100 to Clerk of the Court.
Defendant was given credit for 27 days served. Steiger represented the defen-
Fedd, Jermaine: Charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Pretrial continued until May 15
and trial set for May 17, 2000., Attorney William Webster represented the de-
fendant. --..
Fordhami, Virginia K: Chargedi2ith leaving scene of accident with injuries
and driving while license suspended or revoked. Case transferred to County
Court. Steiger represented defendant.
Gore, Judy Patrice: Charged with resisting arrest with violence and trespass
of an occupied structure or conveyance. Case transferred to County Court.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Gray, Johnny Charles: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. Contin-
ued until March 22, 2000. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defen-
Hammonds, Glen Paul, Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with a firearm.
Pretrial continued until May 15, 2000. Attorney William Webster represented
the defendant.
Johns, Carl L.: Charged with two counts of uttering a forged check. Pretrial
continued until April 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Johns, Royce Lee: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of can-
nabis more than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial
continued until April 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Keith, Jason: Charged with leaving the scene of accident with injuries and
driving while license suspended or revoked. The defendant entered a plea of
no contest to the first charge and adjudication was withheld. He was given a
60 days suspended sentence, two years probation to include random urinaly-
sis, 240 hours of community service, restitution and $275. Defendant adjudi-
cated guilty on the second count and given a 60 days suspended sentence.
Credit for time served: 33 days. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the
Keith, Jason: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Charge was dropped
due to a plea negotiation. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
Lilley, Donald J.: Charged with resisting officer with violence and disorderly
intoxication was only on first offense. Defendant entered a plea of no contest
to a lesser charge of resisting officer without violence. The defendant was
sentenced to 30 days in jail to be followed by ten months' probation. Probation
to include 100 hours of community service, letter of apology to the officer and
a fine of $275. Steiger represented the defendant.
Maybell, Theresa: Charged with possession of a controlled substance with
intent to deliver, use of firearm in commission of a felony and possession of
cannabis. Pretrial continued until April 17 and trial set for April 19. 2000.
Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
McCranie, David M.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
Defendant entered a plea on no contest tO a lesser charge of battery. Defen-
dant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to six months probation to include
$500 fine, completion of PAVE and letter of apology to the victim. He was
sentenced to one day in jail with credit given for one day. Steiger represented
the defendant.
McKenzie, Daniel, L. II.: Charged with two counts of burglary of a convey-
ance. possession of contraband at a county detention facility, possession of
cannabis more than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial
continued until April 17, 2000. Steiger resented the defendant.

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Messer, Wayne B.: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Pretrial contin-
ued until April 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Murrillo, Alecsandro L.: Charged with resisting officer with violence and two
counts of battery touch or strike. Case transferred to County Court. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Osteen, Tamera S.: Charged with three counts of uttering a forged check.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant
sentenced to two years of probation to include 240 days of city service. $275
in court costs and no checking account. Restitution hearing is scheduled for
May 15, 2000. Attorney William Webster represented the defendant.
Pearson, Levon: Charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit felony.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest and adjudication of guilt was withheld.
Defendant sentenced to 36 months probation and 60 days in jail. Credit for
60 days served. Probation will include no use of alcohol or illegal drugs, ran-
dom urinalysis' and $295 in court costs. Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert, Jr: Charged with four counts of sexual act with a child under
16 years of age. Pretrial continued until April 17. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Sanders, Lionel: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and
one count of principal first degree to sale of crack cocaine. Pretrial continued
until May 15, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Shirah, William Frank: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. Pretrial contin-
ued until May 15. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Shiver, Tammy: Charged with grand theft, cultivation of cannabis. posses-
sion of less than 20 grams marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pretrial continued until April 17, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Shiver, Tracy D.: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of age
and lewd and lascivious act in presence of child under 16. Defendant stipu-
lated to a lesser charge of battery/felony and entered a plea of no contest to
the first charge. Adjudication of guilt was withheld. Defendant sentenced to
24 months with the Department of Corrections to be followed by 36 months of
probation to include $275 and no contact with victim. On count 25 defendant
entered a plea of no contest and adjudication was withheld. Defendant sen-
tenced to 60 months' probation to run consecutive to the first count. Attorney
Paul G. Komarek represented the defendant.
Stanley, Tammy K.: Charged with one count of grand theft of a firearm and
one count of grand theft auto. Pretrial continued until April 17. 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Glenn L., Jr.: Charged with one count of sale of crack cocaine.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant
sentenced to 150 days in jail with credit for 14 days served. Incarceration to
be followed by three years' probation to include: 25 hours of community ser-
vice, $275 court costs and $100 to FDLE. Attorney John C. Kenny repre-
sented the defendant.
Tipton, Miriam: Charged with possession of more than 20 grams. Pretrial
continued until May 15, 2000 Steiger represented the defendant.
Topham, Douglas L: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of can-
nabis more than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial
continued until April 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Topham; Marlene: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of more
than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial continued until
April 17, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
White, Nathaniel HI: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Pretrial continued until April 1,7, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wilburn, Jimmy L.: Charged with obtaining controlled substance by fraud.
Pretrial continued until April 17, 2000.

Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. VOP hearing scheduled for
April 17, 2000. Attorney Frank Sheffield represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with kidnapping. Hearing continued until May
15 and trial set for May 17, 2000. Attorney William Webster represented the
Foy, Stephen Matthew: Charged with manslaughter and culpable negligence.
Defendant sentence to Department of Corrections for ten years to be followed
by 20 years' probation, to include no use of alcohol or illegal substances

Blake, John Edmond: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
VOP hearing set for April 17, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Brackins, Samuel M.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. VOP hearing set
for April 17, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Burks, John Matthew:,;Charged \ith.sale of controlled substance.caannabis.
COP heanrine set for April 17. 2000. Sleiger represented defendiut
Coward, Donna D.: Charged with utteding a forged check. VOP hearing set for
April 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Duncan, Richard: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
VOP hearing set for April 17, 2000. Public Defender appointed to represent
Gloner, Michael: Charged with two counts of uttering a forged check and one
count of dealing in stolen property. Steiger represented defendant. VOP hear-
ing set for May 15, 2000.
Henderson, Ronald K.: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding police
officer. VOP hearing set for April 17, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Henderson, Ronald L., Jr.: Charged with sale of cocaine. VOP set for April
17. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
McKee, Christopher Michael: Charged with sexual act with child under 16
years of age. VOP set for April 17, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Messer, Wayne Brandon: Charged with grand theft. Bond set at $5000. VOP
hearing set for April 17, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Moore, Devan Jerome: Charged with robbery. Public Defender appointed.
VOP set for April 17, 2000.
Smith, Jesse G., Jr.: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding police of-
ficer. VOP hearing set for April 17, 2000.

Cox from Page 1

Support of the Cox confinement
of the 59 year-old-woman, by cer-
tifying that he had not received
any information from Blanche M.
Cox concerning the legal case of
Cox and Cox Gulf, Inc, versus the
State of Florida DEP, nor the iden-
tification of the individuals who
removed the underground storage
tanks and soils from a gasoline
station she operated in
Carrabelle. Kenneth B. Hayman
signed the Affidavit.
Judge Steinmeyer indicated in his
Order of Commitment that Ms.
Cox may be released from the,
custody of the Franklin County
jail by completely complying with
the Court Order of Contempt
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Turrell, Ben: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Defendant admitted to vio-
lation of probation and was adjudicated guilty. Sentenced to six months and
17 days in the county jail with credit for six months and 17 days. Steiger
represented defendant.
Wood, Allen D.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
VOP hearing set for April 17. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.

Ash, Craig: Possession of firearm on school property. Hearing continued until
April 17. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Braswell, Frederick Bryan: Charged with burglary of conveyance. Hearing
continued until March 22. 2000.
Davis, Clinton W.: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Defen-
dant admitted to VOP and was adjudicated guilty of all violations except new
charge. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given credit for 60 days served.
Attorney Barbara Sanders represented defendant.
Glass, Stephanie Adkison: Charged with uttering a forged check. Defendant
admitted to VOP except for new charge. Defendant was adjudicated guilty and
prior probation revoked. She was sentenced to two years' probation to include
50 hours of community service, six months in jail with credit for six months
served. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented defendant.
Romeka, William T.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude. De-
fendant admitted to VOP and adjudication was withheld. All conditions of
previous probation re-instated. Attorney William E. Whitlock represented de-
Sanders, Harold Wayne: Charged with arson of a structure. Defendant ad-
mitted to VOP and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant sentenced to 36 months'
probation to include all previous conditions and completion of Natural Bridge
program. Restitution hearing set for April 17. 2000. Steiger represented de-
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with possession of firearm on school prop-
erty. Defendant admitted VOP and adjudication was withheld. He was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days. Probation modified to one
year and all previous conditions of probation re-imposed. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented defendant.
Vann, Randall J.: Charged with grand theft third degree and grand theft of
motor vehicle. Defendant admitted to VOP and was adjudicated guilty. He was
sentenced to the Department of corrections for 25.5 months with credit for
154 days served.

March 22, 2000

Baucham, Wilie Fred: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in
stolen property. Trial continued until May 17. 2000. Attorney John Kenny
represented defendant.
Dixon, Wade O'Dell: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of
age. Trial continued until May 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Johns, Royce Lee: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of can-
nabis more than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Continued
until April 17, 2000.
Shiver, Tammy: Charged with grand theft, cultivation of cannabis, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams/marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Memory Lingers from Page 4

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Jean and Beau Suber
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Beau, Jean, Gwendolyn Rosemarie and Punky. And we
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Some people brin music to those whose lives they touch
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Sweet memories are woven from the good times.
Time is only loaned to us.
We feel sad ... but we feel, Lucky are we!
We remember a lot of little things we shared that made
us happy. All the while, did you know we were making
It's the sharing of ordinary dreams that brings the sweet-
est memories to mind.
Sometimes our hearts borrow from our yesterdays, and
with each remembrance we meet again those we love.
We need not be together to share a memory, it belongs to
Some stay from awhile and leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never ever the same.
The silent tears of the heart hurt the most. There is a
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Remember it all and be glad!"*
Last Thursday Beau was greeted: by, the saints and angels in heaven
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*Excerpted from "With Each Remembrance" by Flavia.
Mary Lou Short

"Gospel According To St. Mark" At Dixie

Theatre April 22 and 23

By Tom Campbell
The Dixie Theatre in Historic
Apalachicola will present actor
Tom Stolz in a performance of
"The Gospel According to St
Mark" Saturday and Sunday.
April 22 and 23. Saturday's per-
formance is scheduled to start at
8 p.m., and the Easter Sunday
matinee at 4 p.m.
Tom Stolz is an actor and veter r.
member of The Old Log Theatre.
which is located in Excelsior, M in -
nesota. One of that area's most
popular actors, Tom has been
seen in "The Odd Couple" and
"Axel and His Dog," among
other plays.
The actor first performed his reci-
tation of Mark's gospel at the Old
Log in 1984, and it has become a
Lenten tradition.
Tom believes that the good news
message of Mark's gospel is not'
only powerful theatre, but is also
a welcome balm to a society "wan-
dering in the wilderness." He said
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By Susan Gunn
The meeting of the Apalachicola
City Commissioner was brought
to order at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
in Apalachicola, April 4th. All
commissioners were present and
the meeting began.
After approval of the minutes and
bills, with a short note about how
gas prices have increased, the
meeting continued to recognition
of visitors. Frank Page, who was
not present at the meeting, re-
quested that the streets sur-
rounding the Gibson Inn be closed
for the Antique Car Show the fol-
lowing weekend. The Board
moved to accept the proposal.
The planning and zoning report
was brief. Apalachicola Bank
came before the P&Z board about
enlarging the lanes used for its
drive-through. P&Z is currently
working on cleaning up the zon-
ing in the downtown area and will
bring a report before the commis-
sioners when it's complete.
The heirs to Zeigler property, in
an attempt to clear estate title,
had come across a City lien which
could not be identified. In order
to satisfy the lien, theheirs have
sent a check and the board moved
to file the satisfaction.
SWAT, Students Working Against
Tobacco, was presented with a
Proclamation by the commission-
ers naming the week of April 3rd
through April 10th Swat Appre-
ciation Week. All in attendance
gave the children involved with
SWAT in Franklin County a hearty
round of applause and the com-
missioners thanked them for their
efforts toward stopping underage
smoking. Mayor Pierce added that
this is the first commission in a
long time that was smoke-free,
and they were doing their best to
contribute to the cause.
In an attempt to solve the city's
pothole problems, Pierce has con-
tacted the City of Chipley about
renting their Duropatch system
for repairing holes in the roads.
Duropatch is a patented process
for repairing potholes which does
not use asphalt, and seems to be
more durable. Chipley has pro-
posed the use of its machine and
employees to run it for a price of
$388.70 during the week, which
includes the emDlovee for 8 hours,
or $520.50 on the weekend, which
includes the employee for 10
hours. The board moved to try the
rental for a Saturday on a resi-
dential street to minimize traffic
Several people interested in the
affairs of Battery Park arrived to
volunteer for the Battery Park
Advisory Committee. The inter-
ested parties will be getting a list
of names for people interested in
the committee and report back to
the board at the next meeting.
The Florida Recreational Develop-
ment Assistance Program
(FRDAP) is a competitive program
which provides grants for acqui-
sition or development of land for
public outdoor recreation use.
The city currently has several
projects on the FRDAP list, in-
cluding dredging of Battery Park
Marina and improvement of
Veteran's Memorial Park. The City
is also working on a grant for ex-
tending the sidewalk access from
12th street to Ned Porter Park. It
appears that the State will be ap-
proving all grants currently on the
State's list.

An update was given on the Teat
vs. City of Apalachicola case. The
city has filed for an appeal and
their brief is due to the court by
the end of the month. The Teat
brief must then be filed within a
few weeks of that. It is estimated
that a ruling would not be re-
ceived until the end of the year.
depending on the appellate court
case load. The Environmental
Committee has met with the
Teats' and they have not been able
to come to a resolution on how to
handle any effluent from the wa-
ter treatment plant at this time.
The city is looking at alternate
water reuse options from the
treatment plant.
The water system project was
discussed at length. Baskerville-
Donovan had contacted several
banks both locally and in Talla-
hassee to fund the project. Each
bank was given proposal options.
They could fund only the engi-
neering and planning stage, they
could fund only the construction
phase, or they could loan on the
project in its entirety. Nations
Bank had given the most promis-
ing proposal, funding the entire
project, paying the $400,000
needed for the engineering, and
offering some investment options
for the $3,000,000 needed for
construction of the project. After
receiving the letter from Nations
Bank, the City would be taking a
risk with water system monies.
and other non-ad valorum rev-
enues which Nations Bank would
be entitled to in the event the
project was not consummated. It
was the advice of Baskerville-
Donovan that the city take imme-
diate action on acquiring funds for
the project in order to begin the
detailed engineering phase.
The board moved to have
Baskerville-Donovan contact the
three local banks for the best loan
opportunity for funding the plan-
ning phase.
In other business, a local resident
came to the board regarding a
problem with pitbulls let loose
near the Post Office downtown.
Apparently, several individuals
parked outside the Post Office
near Artimis Gallery had let loose
eight pitbulls into the adjoining
neighborhood. Several of the
resident's cats and the 'cats of her
neighbors had been mauled and
killed during the evening. Animal
control was contacted, but no one
knew who the people were or how
to get in contact with them. A re-
ward is being offered by a few
people in that neighborhood for
any information which will lead
to the identity of the dog owners.
It was agreed that animal control
was extremely overworked with
only one officer for the entire
A local resident came before the
board regarding the sewer project
workers' lack of concern for per-
son, property or public safety.
Signs which had been removed
have not been returned and an
accident has occurred in the con-
struction area. A meeting has
been scheduled with the project
managers to discuss many issues
including the one's mentioned.
And finally the commissioners
talked about the cable contract
with the city. It was agreed to send
a letter to MediaCom requesting
that they rescind rate increases
until they can meet with the city
as was stated in their contract.
The meeting was adjourned at
7:40 p.m.

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icola. The day-long short
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National Endowment for the
Arts in collaboration with
the Florida Department of
State, introduced partici-

Joyce Estes
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Tri-State from Page 1

"The governors of the three states must deliver a plan that meets
reasonable human needs and protects water quality, fish and wildlife
habitat, and the recreation opportunities the region enjoys," said
Wodder warned against a plan that locks the region into an inflexible
water allocation for 50 to 100 years. Instead, she called for an adap-
tive management arrangement that can respond to changing needs
and environmental realities. In addition, the plan must approximate
natural river flows throughout each basin; appropriate limits on wa-
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By Rene Topping
The taxpayers of Alligator Point
heard two very different speakers
at the April 8 regular meeting of
the Alligator Point Taxpayers As-
sociation held at 9 a.m. at the Al-
ligator Point Volunteer Firehouse.
Both of the speakers were asking
for the help of Alligator Point Resi-
dents, for two very diverse rea-
Murray McLaughlin of Wakulla
was seeking their help to make
him State Representative for Dis-
trict 10, the seat occupied now by
Janegale Boyd. He gave a short
talk saying that at present he is
working on health care issues. He
said he would quit that job at the
end of June and go into full-time
campaigning. He told residents he
was a Wakulla County Commis-
sioner and is a native of Wakulla
Tammy Mae Summers, Environ-
mental Specialist II. Aquatic Pre-
serve Manager, Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve, spoke next. She was need-
ing help in locating the turtle
nests and demonstrated what the
tracks and nest would look like.
She needs beach walkers to be
aware that the turtle. egg laying
can start as early as May 1st and
the little hatchlings will make
their mad dash for the water any-
where from July to October. She

Reward ... Lost Dog

How many times have you seen
such an advertisement? Hun-
dreds of times. Unfortunately
many of these pets are never
found. And it could happen to
anyone. Fortunately, new technol-
ogy is now available to help re-
unite families with their lost pets.
The Franklin County Animal
Shelter will begin scanning pets
for implanted microchips that
could help them locate owners of
lost pets. The Avid company has
donated a scanner to the shelter
in cooperation with local
Microchip identification is now
widespread and most animal shel-
ters, veterinary clinics and re-
search facilities that accept stray
pets will "scan" a pet when it
comes in to see if it has a micro-
chip implanted under the skin. If
it does have a chip, an electronic
signal with a number will be
picked up by the electronic scan-
ner. This number' can then be
traced"to the owner of the pet.
The microchips are small rice-
sized chips that are implanted by
'veterinarians. The procedure is
safe and the pet feels no more dis-
comfort thans with an injection.
The procedure is relatively inex-
pensive to perform and priceless
when it results in the recovery of
a lost pet. Locally, Apalachicola
Bay Animal Clinic is offering
microchipping implantation and
.scanning. Dogs, cats, birds,
horses, reptiles and exotic pets
can be microchipped.

said that four nests were reported
last year at Alligator Point, up two
from the previous year. Sadly, one
was torn open and vandalized by
a dog. She asks that people flag
any nest they find and call her
and she will come out and verily
it, and put screening around it.
She cautioned residents who live
right on the water to turn off their
outside lights if they shine to-
wards the water, as the lights dis-
orient the turtles. Several people
said that they would volunteer to
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders
told the members that she got into
trouble with the people who live
on Sun and Sand. When she
started action for a public ramp
she said that they told her they
had been told when they bought
their homes that the ramp was for
the sole use of that neighborhood.
She said she was looking at an-
other ramp on the bay on U.S. 98
and felt there might be a grant
that could possibly make two
ramps for the Point instead of just
There will be a three way stop at
the point where the Welcome Gar-
den is located. The straight piece
of roadway C370 joining Gulf
Beach Road will be completely
closed and torn up. Some one
suggested the area could be added
to the Welcome Garden
Bob Burnett was allowed an ex-
tra $100 to purchase perennials
for the Garden making the
amount allotted up to $150. He
also reported that one of the
palms purchased from Ben With-
ers had died and he was calling
for a replacement.
Bunky Atkinson commented on
an advertisement in the Wakulla
Digest. It was from the Alligator
Point KOA on Park models being
placed in the campground. She
said that they are 460 square feet

and are being advertised as "own-
ing a home-by the shore." She was
asking the opinion of other mem-
The APTA web site is up and run-
ning. To access the site enter:
alligatorpoint. The site has links
to weather, Nature Conservancy.
Coast Line On Line, Camp Gor-
don Johnston. State Library of
Florida, in addition to all the lo-
cal doings.
The Water Resource Board will
meet on April 15th at 10 a.m. at
the Firehouse. The next APTA
meeting will be held on May 13th
at,9 a.m. at the Firehouse.

Carrabelle April
Meeting Quieter
Than Before

.By Rene Topping
The April 6 meeting of the City of
Carrabelle Commission started
out on a quiet note, as only one
commissioner had anything to re-
port. Commissioner Rita Preston
reported on the need for a light at
the kiddie park and thanked the
Sheriff for a used car. There was
a much smaller audience at this
City Clerk Beckey Jetton gave a
report on formation of a Neighbor-
hood Action Committee suggested
by State Representative Janegayle
Boyd. The commissioners were
slated to pick out residents as
members, however it was tabled
for more information.
The matter of appointing Fred
Jetton, Jr. to the position of Tem-
porary Acting Chief .was ap-
proved by the commissioners.
The Commissioners approved ad-
vertising for a new chief. Preston
said that she would be in favor of

immediately appointing officer
Carl Whaley to the position of lieu-
tenant. The suggestion was ques-
tioned by Commissioner Phillip
Rankin who asked, "Do we have
to? Do we need to?" Preston
backed off from her suggestion
and it was decided to wait until
the department had a new chief.
Commissioners then appointed
Mayor Messer as Commissioner
of Police until someone is ap-
pointed to that seat.
The Commissioners approved the
resignation of Pam Lycett as com-
missioner for seat 4 (Police com-
missioner) after reading of a short
letter of resignation. The commis-
sioners then decided to advertise
for the position right away in or-
der that they could make a choice
at the May meeting.
N.J. Brenerman was the success-
ful bidder on the DESIGN/BUILD
PACKAGE for the resurfacing of
the Thompson Field Carrabelle
Airport with the low bid of
$425,030. -
Problems were raised on the re-
quest by the Carrabelle Port and
Airport Authority (CPAA) to re-
ceive the funds from cancellation
of the flood insurance. Commis-
sioners wanted more information
so it was tabled to the May 4 meet-
Roy Cassedy of Waste Manage-
ment was unable to convince the
commissioners on his request for
a 4.9 per cent increase on rates
for once-a-week pickup of gar-
bage. There seemed to be approval
of a 3.2 per cent increase on the
rates for residential and commer-
cial garbage pickup, but in addi-
tion the request had been for a
1.7 per cent increase to cover the
higher rate for diesel fuel. The
Smatter was tabled to the May 4

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Still In Serious Condition
A 41-year-old St. Petersburg man
remains in serious condition at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
following an accident at 8:15 p.m.
on Highway 98 in Eastpoint on
April 6th. Paul H. Wolfanger was
walking westbound on 98 while
pushing a bike with a flat tire on
his right side. Another vehicle.
pulling a small trailer, was ap-
proaching Wolfanger from the
rear, driven by Henry Alan Th-
ompson, Lynn Haven.
Thompson failed to see Wolfanger,
according to the State of Florida
Highway Crash report, swerved to
his left to avoid hitting Wolfanger
but the right side fender of the
trailer hit Wolfanger, severing his
left leg below the knee. Dr. Zoe
Segree and her husband heard
some commotion from the road
and rushed down to find
Wolfanger on the right shoulder
of the road. Deputy Sheriff Tony
Sapp pulled off his belt, and Dr.
Segree immediately gave first
aide. using the belt for a tourni-
quet to Wolfanger's leg to stop the
bleeding. First Responders arrived
on the scene within 5 minutes,
and evacuated the victim to the
Eastpoint fire station where he
was life-f lighted to TMH within
10 minutes.
Wolfanger's condition is officially
listed as "serious" but his vital
signs are stable. No other infor-
mation on his condition was

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Public Scoping
Meetings On First F-
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The Air Force has scheduled a
series of open meetings to gather
feedback from the public on the
environmental process that will
help establish a home for the first
operational F-22 wing. The pub-
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meetings will assist the Air Force
in the screening process to iden-
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analysis in an Environmental
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Shiver from Page 1
four years. Phipps said, "He was
always professional. I called him
twice in emergencies. Once it was
when I was hospitalized and he
got word to my wife. He treated
me well and did his job. If Buddy
had arrested me for speaking my
piece I would have had the whole
lot of you in court. I don't mean
no disrespect. You all need to
investigate before you go spending
more money on lawsuits."
Johnny Sheridan was up next and
he said, "I have here a copy of the
minutes of the last meeting. Four
times your ordered the police to
arrest Bo Lancaster." He went on
to say that they finally did take
Lancaster out of the meeting
room. 'But he added that he

wondered why Jetton's wile was
allowed to keep on so long while
she was using foul language and
accusing people, and why the
chief was given a reprimand and
now was facing demotion or
dismissal for something others
had not been reprimanded for.
Pat Maier was next (See Opinion
Page for her letter). Roy Shields
said he has a handicapped wife
and Shiver always came when he
called for assistance. He added,
"I don't think that he did anything
Nancy Varner said she felt that
the punishment they were trying
to put on the chief was akin to'
"nuking an ant hill."
Ruth Varner said, "If he did make
one error who hasn't made an
error. I feel that he should be
forgiven." She added that they
should have taken into
consideration all he has done. She
noted that no-one in the room had
spoken against Shiver.
Phillip Rankin spoke saying that
he felt that the chief should have
been given a reprimand and 3 day
suspension without pay.
The vote was taken. Jackson
called out the results: "One for
demotion." "One for reprimand
and 3 day suspension without
pay." "One for dismissal" and
"One for demotion."
Gaidry said that with 4
commissioners there was no clear
vote. Another vote was called for.
This time it was three' for
demotion and one for reprimand
and 3 days suspension without
Shiver turned to the audience and
said, "Thank you everybody. It
ain't over yet." Then he added, "I
need your vote. I'm running for
When the Mayor was asked who
would be in charge of the Depart-
ment he said that Fred Jetton
would be Acting Chief and Jetton
was called to the table to get his

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