Title: Franklin chronicle
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Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: June 9, 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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F ranklin hronicle 50

Volume 9, Number 12


This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs........... 2
Zimbabwe Update....... 2
Carrabelle Soil .......... 2
Editorial &
Commentary ............. 3
Obituaries ................. 4
Flag Day ................. 4
Graduations .............. 5
Bike South ............... 6
Franklin County Audit-
Sheriff ...................... 7
FCAN ................... 8
Second Circuit Court
Report ...................... 9

City Appoints

Four To CPAA

By Rene Topping
When the City of Carrabelle Com-
mission met on June 1 at the
Franklin County Senior Center,
commissioner Raymond Williams,
who occupies the seat of Police
Commissioner, brought up an
un-agended item under commis-
sioner's reports.
He said that he had been seeking
out members for the Carrabelle
appointments to the Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority and
was ready to present the names
of Donald Wood, Richard Molsbee,
William Massey and Sid Winches-
ter for immediate appointment.
The four names were immediately
approved with no discussion.
The. commissioners then turned
to unfinished business. Dan Keck
of Baskerville and Donovan, BDI,
told the commissioners that the
city had been approved by the
State- -Legislature-'for -ftunding- in ..
the amount of $250,000 that will
be deposited immediately in the
Sewer Revitalization Fund Escrow
After long explanation and discus-
sion the commissioners approved
change order #4 giving a 30-day
extension for KMT to finish the
work on the Water expansion
project. Keck said that the Rural
Water had denied any additional
money or time. He said that KMT
had not managed the project very
well. Keck also said that the city
had only two options, allow KMT
the additional time when they
could do it at no more expense to
the city, or get another contrac-
tor. This project has been wracked
with delays and much contro-
versy, and was first expected to
be finished in November of 1999.
Now the time element is extended
to July 8 and Keck said that he
felt almost sure that it would be
two months making it into
Payments Approved
BDI presented three invoices for
$600.00, SRF Sewer Improve-
ment; $3,000.00 Water System
Improvements and $2,000.00 for
obtaining a consumptive water
use permit and were approved on
all three.
The Commissioner also approved
a request from KMT for
$79,849.26 after Keck told them
that the original amount re-
quested was $123,177.68 The
rest was held back until KMT fin-
ishes the job.
Commissioners approved pay-
ment to Ben Withers of
$78,618.47 on the Downtown
Julian Webb was approved to re-
ceive payment of $3,975 admin-
istration fees on the Downtown
BDI were approved for payment
of $3,500 in administration fees.
Tentative Approval On
Timber Island Plan
A preliminary plan for a project
on Timber Island presented by
Dell Schneider was tentatively
approved by the commissioners.
The commissioners were assured
that this is not a final plan and is
only the first step in a long
Candance Burger of the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) had stated she
would be happy to review the
plans. The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) had said
that bringing the sewer from Tim-
ber Island on the Tillie Miller
Bridge was "possible," but has not
apparently made a final decision.
The sewer plan will have to be re-
viewed by the city engineer to
Continued on Page 10

By Tom Campbell
In the Rural County Workshop
held at the Franklin County
Courthouse Tuesday, June 6,
District Director of Operations for
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Jimmy Rodgers, P.E., pre-
sided and introduced many of his
co-workers so the Franklin
County Board of Commissioners
could get to know them face to
Some tentative plans for road
work in Franklin County include:
SR 30 (US Highway 98 and 319)
from County Road 65 Bayshore
Drive to SR 65, Resurfacing,
4.479 miles. Also, SR 30 (US 98
and 319)-From SR 377 (US 319)
to OchlockQnee Bay Bridge, Re-
District Production Engineer
Tommy Barfield explained Small
County Rural Assistance Program
(SCRAP). It was explained that
Franklin County is eligible for
Small County Outreach Program,
wherein DOT will put up 75 per-
cent of funds, and Franklin
County would have to match 25
percent. The Tallahassee Central
Office does the "selecting occur-




Forty-two rural counties under
the Outreach Program statewide
will be eligible for $25 million.
Money has been approved for ex-
penditure over the next five years.
Competition for the state furids
through DOT will naturally be in-
District Construction Engineer
Steve Benak explained the sur-
veys by which his office deter-
mines much of the construction
work to be done. Engineer Steve
Martin, who will be one of the
leaders in the construction of the
new bridge to St. George Island,
said that he will be coming to the
area frequently in preparation for
the bridge work.
About $72 million has been ear-
marked for expenditure on the
new bridge. Some figures quoted
go even higher. A website was
announced for the bridge,
stgeorgeislandbridge.com is the
A map detailing the area of the
new bridge, compared to the, old
St. George Island Bridge, was dis-
played. (See map.) The map points
out areas where stormwater man-
agement sites are located, as well
as the placement of the new
bridge, which is west of the old


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June 9 22, 2000

Linda Edwards As Patsy Cline Triumphs In Dixie Theatre Opener

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Local Oyster
Harvesters and
Processors Drop
Plans to Create
Position Papers
on Vibrio
Vulnificus Issues

While there have been stepped up
discussions of various
"position-points" among oyster
harvesters and processors, under
the coordination of Bill Mahan,
County Extension Director, on the
lively issues of Vibrio Vulnificus,
representatives of the local indus-
try have decidednot to formally
develop recommendations to be
presented before two trade asso-
ciation meetings this summer.
The meetings involved with draft-
ing various statements in re-
sponse to an increasing national
concern for developing a
zero-tolerance level for the sale of
processed oysters have occupied
harvester and processor attention
since David Heil of the Florida
Dept. of Agriculture met with
them in May, advising them of the
approaching summer meetings
and other forces threatening to
impose more regulation on oys-
The negative weight in this equa-
tion has been the increasing num-
bers of deaths of persons who
have been medically pre-disposed
to the dangers of consuming raw
oysters, and developing fatal re-
actions. The meeting was held on
Friday, May 12th and reported in
the Chronicle issue of May 26th.
With Bill Mahan as Coordinator,
harvesters and processors have
met to develop a position paper,
and a draft of those remarks has
been sent'to the Gulf Oyster In-
dustry Council (GOIC).
The GOIC was organized in 1991
by a few Gulf oystermen to repre-
sent their interests at the ISSC
meetings. Their mission, as con-
veyed in their mission statement,
is to "... cooperate with Federal,
State and local regulatory officials
toward the protection, promotion
and advancement of the Gulf oys-
, ter, industry ... and (2) to balance
public health protection with le-
gitimate economic consideration."
The GOIC is also committed to "(3)
working cooperatively with regu-
lators to improve and maintain
water quality of harvest areas."
The last mission statement is to
"(4) promote a favorable regula-
tory environment for the Gulf oys-
ters industry and to prevent or

Continued on Page 10

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Kn (panoEha.cafnr(la.uia)and ar Gov(ass.

but supporting the actors and
emotions on stage. Elisabeth King
(Jo Bob) is a gifted pianist. Ethan
Schaffner as Billy Bob, lead gui-
tar, is eminently talented and ef-
fective. He ought to take off his
hat when he takes his bow, so his
face is open to view. Marc Grove
as Jay Bob (bass) is a man of great
natural endowments, in addition
to owning Wefing's Marine on
Water Street in Historic
Apalachicola. Roy Schultz (Bob
Bob-Drums) completes the
group of musicians, which pro-
mote the action on stage with per-

Brian Goercke

Among Peace

Corps Evacuated

from Zimbabwe

Rural Areas

The Chronicle has learned that its
former editor, Brian Goercke, has
joined other Peace Corps volun-
teers in the capital city of Zimba-
bwe pending a resolution to the
crisis involving land reform.
Goercke, who joined the Peace
Corps in October 1998, and ar-
rived in Zimbabwe for a crash
course in the Shoni language and
acculturation in the weeks follow-
ing, has been teaching secondary
school in a rural village about two
hours south of the capital city,
Harare. Since the beginning of his
stay in the African country, he has
had intermittent visits to Harare,
but since the occupation of
white-owned farms by black mili-
tants, Peace Corps administrators
have ordered volunteers to return
to the capital for a longer stay, this
time until the national elections
are held.
In a very recent telecast interview
with the General Secretary of the
British Commonwealth on the
BBC program Hardtalk, Don
McKinnon stated that the British
have been asked to return to Zim-
babwe to monitor the elections
that must be held before August
6th. This invitation, told to inter-
viewer Tim Sebastion, was issued
by the Zimbabwean Foreign Min-
ister at recent regional meetings.
McKinnon said, "...Having had
meetings with the foreign minis-
ter, hearing comments from the
Zimbabwe government ... I think
they want to move to a good elec-
tion, want to reduce the level of
violence...Seeing will be believing,
...he did say that he (the foreign
minister) expected the level of ten-

Continued on Page 2


feet sympathy. They seem to com-
municate their vibrational energy
to one another and. ihe ac lors. and
the result is 'dynamic.
The song "Anytime" ignited the
audience, "I Fall To Pieces" dem-
onstrated great versatility, and
"Your Cheatin' Heart" was one of
the show-stoppers.
Zachariah Phillips (Production
Stage Manager/Designer) kept
the flow of action smooth and
eclectic. Randy Thompson (Radio
Announcer/Assistant Stage Man-
ager) performed his job with ease

and aplomb. The whole ensemble
can be proud of their success.
"Always"... Patsyline" will be
performed two more weekends,
June 8, 9, 10 and 11, and 15, 16,
17 and 18. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Sun-
day matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Phone the Box Office at the Dixie
Theatre in Downtown Apalachi-
cola at (850)653-3200 for reser-
vations. It is wonderful entertain-
ment that all Franklin County citi-
zens can enjoy.

Linda Edwards, Diva With A Sense Of


SBy Tom Campbell
She is a diva, a goddess, but she
laughs at the thought, having a
wonderful sense of humor. Linda
Edwards now stars as Patsy Cline
in the musical "Always ... Patsy
Cline" at the Dixie Theatre at 21
Avenue E in Historic Apalach-
icola. The production will run two
more weekends, June 8, 9, 10, 11
and 15, 16, 17 and 18. Thursday,
Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Sun-
day matinee at 2:30 p.m. Box of-
fice (850) 653-3200.
She is indeed a diva, the kind of
actress a whole book could be
written about, and still the whole
story would not be told. She's the
sort of actress for which the term
"star quality" was invented

She has a down-to-earth human-
ness that makes you feel like you
know her, yet there is an aloof-
ness which holds you in your
place, making you wish you knew
her like your sister. One might
even say that she stands aloof
from worldly success, a phrase
John Buchan coined.
As charming in person as she is
on stage, she is down-to-earth
real and ready to laugh. One to
one with her is magic time.
As Patsy Cline in the musical at
the Dixie Theatre, Linda Edwards
sings her heart out for two hours

Continued on Page 6

Possible Joint Venture Between
PristineOyster.com And Chinese Firm

By Tom Campbell
Fred W. "Bill" Thomas, CEO of
PristineOyster.com, talked with
the Franklin Chronicle about the
announced intention of a joint
venture with a Chinese firm,
Shandong Chishan of mainland
PristineOyster.com announced
last week that it "has agreed to
form ajoint venture with" the Chi-
nese firm, contingent upon the
congressional vote on permanent
normal trade relations with China
and "China's entry into the World
Trade Organization." Thomas
emphasized that "the Chinese
contacted" PristineOyster in Sep-
tember of 1999, regarding the
possibility of forming "a joint
The U.S. House of Representatives
recently voted to normalize trade
relations with China, and the
matter now goes to the U.S. Sen-
ate. The deal with China depends
on both the normal trade relations
being passed and also China's
entry into the World Trade Orga-
If the deal goes through,
PristineOyster.com of Franklin
County will form a joint venture
with the Chinese firm to harvest

and market "cannonball jellyfish
and other seafood" in Florida wa-
ters for export to China. The com-
panies will also be exploring the
possibility of exporting citrus, veg-
etables and other agricultural
On June 1, 2000, the Wakulla
News reported on page one in a
story by William Snowden that
"The firms are expected to build
a facility in Panacea...," but Tho-
mas said that was not correct.
Thomas said, "The possibility is
that we will build a facility in
Franklin or Wakulla County."
Thomas said that when the com-
pany representatives were visiting
from China, they were entertained
at Wakulla Springs. The execu-
tives with PristineOyster were in-
vited to visit China and were en-
thusiastic about the possibility of
a joint venture.
Entering into the joint venture
with the Chinese company re-
mains contingent on permanent
normal trade relations with China
and China's entry into the World
Trade Organization.
Pristine0yster.com is reported to
be "one of Florida's largest fresh

Continued on Page 10

$25 Million Statewide Available To
Franklin And Other Rural Counties
Under Outreach Program

For a good example of how en-
semble theatre works. be sure to
see this production. Patsy Cline
(the legendary country singer is
played to perfection by Linda
Edwards. Her classical training n
musical theatre gives her great
range which she uses in full mea-
sure. The result is t-xno hours ot
complete entertainment The Gala
Opening Night crowd stopped the
show with warm applause and
cheers on many occasions. finally
giving a standing ovation to her
and the whole company at the end
of the show, where Ms. Edwards
provided two encores, belting
them out as if she were not the
least bit tired after two hours of
Dixie Partington (Louise Seger) is
funny and poignant in her por-
trayal of a Texas divorcee and fan
of Patsy Cline. Ms. Partington
gives a multi-faceted perfor-
mance, which enables us to ap-
preciate to the fullest the
down-to-earth charms of Patsy
The Bodacious Bobcats Band
members are absolutely delight-
ful, never trying to steal the show,

SPage 2 9 June 2000


The Franklin Chronicle



June 6, 2000
By Tom Campbell

Discussions Make For I


Lengthy discussions started right
away in the June 6 meeting of the
Franklin County Board of Com-
missioners meeting, when a prob-
lem about a privately owned road
(West Drive) which is an existing
road and it was decided it "could
be fixed, but not maintained."
Commissioner Bevin Putnal said,
"They need some help now." The
citizen requesting help said,
"Without your help, I don't know
what I'm going to do."
The Commissioners agreed to do
what they could do, in order to
help "fix the road," but the situa-
tion would be much more involved
for procuring the 60 feet of right
of way in order for the county to
maintain the road.

Public Hearing-Repeal
Ordinance 2000-3
Original Ordinance Number
2000-3 was next on the agenda
and was advertised. It was pointed
out that "the sale did not go
through." This is property owned
by Ben Watkins and sewer and
water were not available. Since
the re-zoning was contingent on
the sale, it was determined that
that zoning would be repealed by
repealing the ordinance. The sale
that "prompted the action did not
go through," according to County
SPlanner Alan Pierce, "that there
is not sewer and water out there,
'to develop the property.'...So he
'couldn't develop an R-l-A, be-
cause the infrastructure isn't
there, is not going to be there...
'We had a long discussion when
we re-zoned this property ... back
in January 18th (2000) ... We
thought the sale was imminent ...
This was a good deal for the
county and for Eastpoint. Well,
the deal didn't work out. ...With
no sewer and water available, we
have to consider going back to R-2
Sand R-4, one unit per acre, with
mobile homes in R-2 and R-4 now
is for home industry.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal said,
"I think it should go back like it
was in the beginning. What do we
have to do to get it back like it
SPierce said, "Motion to re-zone the
property back-repeal Ordinance
2000-3, and re-zone the property
back ,to .itsoriginal. zoning, ,.-2
and R-4, as was originally shown
on the zoning map."
County Attorney Al Shuler said,
S"At the owner's request, it needs
to be passed, so that there won't
be any doubt as to what the zon-
Sing of this property is. If the zon-
ing were to remain as we re-zoned
it before, it would be practically
impossible for him to use it, with-
out somebody building all the in-'
frastructure, so at the owner's
request, I think it's proper to grant
it, and restore the zoning the way
it was before."
"This is the public hearing," said
Alan Pierce.
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders
asked, "Is this customary to do
the Ordinance like you did, for Mr.
Watkins' property is this cus-
tomary to do it the way you did
Pierce, explained that "it was an
error on my part. The Ordinance
adopted in January, says, Plan-
ning and Zoning made a recom-
mendation ... this action, by the
board was something that Mr.
Watkins said could not wait for
T Planning and Zoning, as you may
recall in late December he came
in ... so the Ordinance is inaccu-
rate as far as that first 'Whereas,
saying it did,' because it did not.
We just used a template of our
standard zoning ordinance.., we
just took a basic format and did
not make that one change. But
essentially, it was unusual for the
board to consider something with-
out going to Planning and Zon-
ing, but you are empowered to do
that. ...You are a governing body,
Sand you can do that sort of thing."
Commissioner Sanders said, "I
personally think we need to be
careful about that, in the future.
Because it came back to us."
Pierce said, "I agree."
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
said, "I understand ... he is still
committed to help Eastpoint Wa-
ter and Sewer in their needs, for
expanding the spray field on his
Pierce said, "I understand-only
through heresay, Commissioner.
I don't have anything in writing.
But I understand he is commit-
ted to sell the additional 21 acres
,or whatever it was, for the initial
"price ..."
,Mosconis said, "There was ...
'much debate about that particu-
lar zoning ... if it didn't go through,
I.his desires were to go back to
':what-everybody there was so
.opposed, against. And that's
.-where-he wants to go back, to,

:Motion was made by Commis-
-sioner Creamer to repeal the or-
'dinance 2000-3, back to R-4 and
R-2 as originally shown." Second


by Commissioner Putnal. Motion
County Extension Director
Bill Mahan
Bill Mahan, County Extension
Director, made his activities re-
port. The Shrimp Industry Meet-
ing report can be found in a sepa-
rate article of this issue of the
"This year 825 students ... par-
ticipated in the Seat Belt Safety
Program." The Countywide Seat
Belt Safety Program winners were,
Cecilla James (Chapman), Trey
Fussell (Carrabelle), Chris
Granger (Brown), Tomilee
Dowden (Carrabelle), Kayla
Chambers (Brown), Courtney
Dearinger (Chapman), Connie
Schulze (Carrabelle), Noel Irving
(Chapman), and Daren Hoffinan
In the 4-H/Tropicana Public
Speaking Contests, a total of "260
fourth, fifth and sixth grade stu-
dents competed in the program."
The countywide "Speak-Off' win-
ners are Jesse Whitfield
(Chapman), Brittani Chambers
(Brown), Kady Tindell
(Carrabelle), Ta'Vis Bell
(Chapman), Tara Klink (Brown).
"Miss LeAnn Bell (Carrabelle) was
unable to attend the county fi-
nals." according to Mahan's re-
Oyster Industry Position Paper
Meeting (position paper from
David Heil) reported an "introduc-
tion on Vibrio vulnificus 'health
risks' and a statement conclud-
ing that V. vulnificus is not a
public health issue." (This is dis-
cussed elsewhere in this issue of
the Chronicle). '"The Gulf Oyster
Industry Council wants to say
that V. vulnificus is not a public
health issue and that the edu-
cation of those at risk is the
proper way to go."
Gulf and South Atlantic Shellfish
Conference is scheduled for June
11 15, 2000 at the Holiday Inn
Chateau LeMoyne in New Or-
leans, Louisiana.

Alan Pierce, County
Planner, Reports
In County Planner Alan Pierce's
report, there were 22 items. Some
of those were: Provide the board
with a copy of "final plans for Al-
ligator Point curve. The final plans
have been reviewed by Prebe-Rish
traffic engineer.
"Mr. Keith Dantin of St. Joe Arvida
last week said St. Joe would work
with the county on a sand pit on
Alligator Point... He said for the
county to delineate a five acre
parcel on CR 370 but adjoining
Sun and Sand Unit 2. Some time
soon David Kennedy and I (Pierce)
will go look at the area to make
sure it meets the county's needs."
"Inform Board that C.W. Roberts
will be paving the St. George Is-
land County Park rerouted roads
this week. Mason Bean has of-
fered to organize a contractor led
work party to build the bathrooms
and beach gazebos. We have
turned a set of plans over to Ma-
son for him to review. The bath-
rooms will be built first because
they will be landward of the
coastal construction control line."
"The county did not get the addi-
tional grant for the county park
that we had applied for. The grant
was a DEP Land and Water Con-
servation Fund. The county park
will have to be built with the ex-
isting grant and the additional
$40,000 returned by the Sheriff
to the Board."
"Give Board copy of DEP permit
to Eastpoint Sewer and Water Dis-
trict to expand and upgrade its
existing plant. No action for
Requested Board action "to ap-
point a fifth'person to the Lanark
Village Building Permit Review
Committee per the request of
Ralph Dietz. Currently there are
four members and Mr. Dietz
would like to have five the addi-
tional member would be Mr.
Hubert Sewell." Commissioner
Sanders requested "to wait on
this." No action.
Pierce said, I have spoken to Mr.
Edward Prescott, DOT, and he
says that no employees will lose


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sion to come down as a result, of
some of the people withdrawing
from their farm land..."
He added, "...I am not sure they
have full control over those com-
batants (occupying the farms) ..."
that the Zimbabwe government
can obtain a better handle on the
crisis rather than continue with
confrontations. I think that mes-
sage has come from a variety of
sources, not just from the Com-
monwealth but from other south-
ern African leaders, who clearly
are worried."
Tim Sebastion: "...If the Harare
Declaration of 1991 is to mean
anything at all, we pledge the
Commonwealth ... to work for de-
mocracy, the rule of law, the
independence of the judiciary ...
are these just fine words? Here
you see the rule of law flouted. The
government has flouted more,
than three orders of its own
Courts, saying that the occupa-
tion of the white farms is illegal,
and here you are telling me that
these are just words that don't
amount to a bag of beans... .
McKinnon: "I'm telling.you they
are words, they are relative, they
have been backed up by state-
ments ... There are many leaders
around the world who don't take
kindly to be told publicly what
they should be doing. When you
have to scream publicly at
someone... that's usually the' end
of diplomacy. I certainly have been
taking a lot of advice from politi-
cal leaders in southern Africa
about the means by which we re-
main engaged, send messages
and encourage Zimbabwe to the
kind of behavior Which would be
conducive to good elections."
Sebastion: "...Mr. McKinnon, if
the Commonwealth doesn't pub-
licly uphold the values it is
pledged to support, what's the use
of it?
McKinnon: Well, it will always be
endeavoring to do that. You can
always say things publicly, and
we do say things publicly. We also
say many things privately. The
issue is: Are you being effective
by what you say. Maybe I would
get very nice headlines .here in.
Britain if I was to shout and,
scream about this... (I can shout
and scream). When appropriate-
one does do that.
McKinnon emphasized that the
most effective leverage the Com-
monwealth has with countries
like Zimbabwe is, through moral
persuasion, [with] the veiled
threat of expulsion from the Com-
monwealth. In this case, the Zim-
babwe attitudes or orientations to
the Commonwealth are to remain *
in the British Commonwealth.
Expulsion would probably bring
with it the diminishment of funds
to help solve theland seizure situ-
The interview was telecast over
the BBC America Satellite service
on 1 June 2000.

Update On Peace
Corps In Zimbabwe
Before press time, the Chronicle
telephoned the Peace Corps. pub-
lic relations office in Washington,
D. C. for additional information.
Brian Goercke, former Chronicle,
Editor, is among 40 volunteers
remaining in-country, at the capi-
tal city of Harare, while the Peace
Corps. administration imposed a
"reduction in volunteers" during
the period of the national elec-
Sixty volunteers in about 100,
have been reassigned to other
countries nearby, or returned to
the United States.

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Frankly Speaking In Franklin County

Rene Topping says: "Let's Set The Record Straight!"
In an anonymous letter published in the June issue of the St. George
Island Times, some person or persons cast aspersions upon the work-
ers at the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Franklin County
Animal Control. The editor of the paper allowed these remarks to be
published without names.
So here I am to set the record straight. Anyone who knows me will tell
you that I have never failed to reveal my name on any opinion piece I
may have written. They will also know that I was one of the founding
members of the Franklin County Humane Society and was active in
getting the county ordinance and in building the shelter we have now.
Also, I believe that there is no one in Franklin County who can tell
you that I ever lied to them.
I have not been very active lately in the Humane Society although I
remain a member. This said, on reading the letter I made it my busi-
ness to go to the Animal Control to talk to Van Johnson and see with
my own eyes what was happening there.
I was trying to find out why the letter said "In the past if you needed
Animal Control at 2 a.m. you paged them, now you are lucky to get
someone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m."
Johnson said that the fact of the matter is, "We are on the job 24-
hours a day. Day hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. At night. If you have
an emergency, such as a dog attacking or biting people, an animal
being cruelly treated, or anything that would be a true emergency,
you can call on the sheriffs office and a person will be called out to
answer your call. But please, if you have an animal turning over your
garbage can, for example, or other more minor problems that can
wait until after 7 a.m. the men will answer your call as quickly as
possible. Calls can be answered on Saturday and Sunday, but again,
if it is not an emergency wait till Monday morning and we will answer
it then. But don't hesitate to call if It is real emergency."
"If there are packs of dogs we want to know about it. That is our job.
we can't do it if you fail to let us know. We certainly don't want any-
one to be hurt."
"For instance the schools will call saying they have problems with
dogs running around scaring the children as they get off the busses.
I have one of the men stay with the children until all of them are
safely in school, Then we pick up the dogs causing trouble."
Johnson said that his men, Albert Floyd and Mike James, are dedi-
cated to their job and are good-hearted men who love all animals.
I had a chance to see how they work with the shelter personnel when
one of the men brought in three animals that were wild. Each one
was put into a separate cage. One was shaking. The kennel worker,
Sharon Shiver spoke gently to this little fellow. She said when he and
the others settled down she would feed them, and bathe them, de-flea
them. Then when they became acclimated they would be allowed to
go out into the fenced yard to run and play.
In the letter, the Animal Shelter people were accused of not having
time for the animals, saying that in the last three months they have
seen the shelter go from people who cared about the welfare of the
animals that came through the shelter door and claiming that they
had no love and compassion for the sick, hurt, and homeless ani-
This could not be believable once you talk to Leslie Taylor who is in
charge of the shelter and Gayle Dodds who is president of the Franklin
County Humane Society, and is in overall charge of finances ard the
operation and maintenance of the Shelter and in charge of seeing
that care is given.
The budget for the shelter is meager and yet the shelter itself is spic
and span-smells good and the animals all looked well cared for. One
cat was having a great time rubbing against me while others played
around in the office. The little kittens were playing in large cases.
With little money they have still been able to create a large open area
fenced in and another fenced area that is shaded by a large tarpau-
lin. Everywhere there was ample water in large spill-proof containers.
The animal were happily romping about the two areas. Each one re-
ceived a kind word or pat or some other small attention from Sharoh.
Let me just say that all shelters have problems with an animal com-
ing in sick with parvo or coccsidiosis, both highly transmittable dis-
eases. When this happens the shelter has to be completely disin-
fected and cleansed to allow them to put kennels back in service.
Leslie said, "Gayle does not have animals put down unless there is a
reason." You see, Gayle has taken on the awesome decision that some-
one has to make on an animal that has to be put down. She does not
shrink from doing it. I asked to see statistics, and was shown the file.
In May with an outbreak of parvo and other diseases, 80 animals
were brought into the shelter and 40 were so very sick that they had
to be put down.
In March, 82 animals were brought in and 26 were put down. The
people who run some of the biggest shelters would be enviable of that
statistic. Most of them have to put down many more than half of their
population on a yearly basis.
The animals have a 5-day stay according to the ordinance, but when
the shelter is not overcrowded the healthy animal gets a lot longer to

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have someone come and adopt him. There is not enough money to
run a dispensary, but even so shots are given and records are kept
diligently by Leslie in trying to make more adoptions.
On the statement that "Now if you want to bring an animal in they tell
you they wish you wouldn't," Leslie said, "There are times people will
call and want us to take in some beautiful puppies. If we are having a
lot of sick puppies in the shelter we will ask a person to take them
until we can find room so that we can really give them a chance."
She added that the shelter is in constant connection with the Breed
Rescue groups and she has been able to make some adoptions that
A reference was made to money being hidden. Leslie said, "This is
true. Time to time, I notice that some money was going missing and
also some of the drugs and food that was meant for the shelter ani-
mals was disappearing.
"There are always people in and out so we now keep the money and
drugs under lock and key and the staff have to ask me for it. That is
only being careful."
The shelter personnel cannot be blamed for the fact that they have to
have animals put down. The problem is those foolish people who will
allow their pets to breed and bring more puppies and kittens into the
world than there are homes for. The spay and neuter program has
been a great success, mainly on the efforts of Jeanni McMillan and
the generosity of the St. George Islanders who support the "Bow-Wow
SBall." The fees at the local shelter for adopting an animal are among
the smallest around the Panhandle.
I wish that the people who wrote the letter would look into their own
selves before attacking a really worthwhile place and worthwhile
people, who cry when they have to part with a dog to euthanasia. And
the kindness from these people, starts when animals first arrive and
the dedicated people of Franklin County Animal Shelter love them till
the day they are adopted, or sadly they have to die.
Leslie said, "Please don't come to any conclusion about things you
hear-come and look for yourself. Come anytime you want to during
open hours. We will welcome you with open arms, and will show you
al over our shelter." She added that she could use some more help
from more volunteers like Don and Jerry Powell, John Culbertson
and Mary Staff. They give many hours of their time to work at the
shelter. She also thanks WOYS for putting the list of animals on the
air each week in the adoption effort.
The thing is-I can tell you folks there is no wrongdoing at the Franklin
County Animal Shelter despite the efforts of a person or persons who,
for whatever may be the reasons, would so maliciously try to give you
incorrect information. If they are ready to come forward with proof of
their statements I am ready to listen-but until then I am proud of
where Gayle Dodds has taken the shelter and the program in these
past three years.
All I ask is don't jump to conclusions that what some one writes and
manages to got published anonymously is true. Take the time to see
for yourself.
Rene Topping

It Began With Adam

By Carolyn Hatcher
Not many countries celebrate Father's Day; however, the United States
has an official day for children to honor their fathers. It is the third
Sunday in June.
The exact origin of Father's Day is a bit murky. Some records indicate
it began in Vancouver, Washington. Others will tell you it started in a
church service in West Virginia in 1908.
Harry Meek, the president of the Chicago branch of the Lion's Club,
is said to have celebrated the first Father's Day with his organization
in 1915. He chose the third Sunday in June because it was the clos-
Sest date to his own birthday: This also is only a possibility and cannot
.be definitely pinpointed as the beginning.
In 1909, Mrs. Bruce John Dodd ofSpokane, Washington, became the
strongest promoter of the holiday. Her beloved father was a veteran of
the Civil War. When Mrs. Dodd's mother died very young, her father
took the obligation of raising six children alone.
On June 5th, 1909, Mrs. Dodd asked her minister and others in Spo-
kane if they would be interested in dedicating a service to fathers.
The minister reportedly told her it was too soon to prepare a service
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was the beginning ol a tradition in the state of Washington. Children
prepared special desserts for their fathers and made loving gifts for
them. This soon became a new tradition across the nation.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea of a special
day to honor fathers, but it was not until 1924 that President Calvin
Coolidge made it a national event. He stated it was to "establish more
intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress
upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." Thus, the third
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Has the FWCC Violated the

Americans With Disabilities Act?

According to Ronald F. Crum, Panacea, the answer to that ques-
tion is "yes." His letter below partially explains an
Americans With Disabilities (ADA) administrative decision that
might put in jeopardy millions of Federal dollars allocated to the
State of Florida, should the situation involving the ADA Com-
plaint remain unresolved, and the internal review of the decision
be upheld in the Federal heirarchy.

Letter to the Editor
June 5, 2000

June 19, 2000, a day of celebration or protest?
The Wakulla Fishermen's Association traveled 800 miles to Arling-
ton, Virginia, to have a meeting with the United States Department of
the Interior (U.S.D.I.) representing the U. S. Department of Justice,
May 31, 2000. The meeting was the result of a Civil Rights complaint
based on the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title II, filed February
14, 2000. Over the Past several months, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWCC) responded to our allegations and
this meeting was to be a final determination on the complaint, based
on law.
The WFA responded to a letter from the FWCC stating that the "Net
Limitation" required them to implement a 2"-stretch-mesh-seine-only
requirement when implementing Article 10, Section 16 of the Florida
Constitution. Their response stated that 72% of Florida voters re-
quired them to implement the "Net Limitation" without considering
the hardships placed on Florida's citizens. The FWCC's response re-
sembled some one saying, "don't blame me, the devil made me do it."
The FWCC's position of creating unnecessary killing and waste and
at the same time excluding citizens with limitations from the main-
stream program is a clean and direct civil rights violation. The FWCC
wants the voters to take the blame when, clearly, it's their implemen-
tation that is creating the injustice.
The USDI indicated that it would serve the FWCC with its determina-
tion within 14 days, with a copy to me. The USDI indicated to me and
the other members present that the FWCC was guilty of creating a
policy that excluded citizens from the mainstream program with it
being unnecessary to do so to achieve theii goals.
Accompanying me on the trip were Jodris' Porter and Allan Rankin.
Their conclusion was the same as mine, "we have prevailed."
If I receive a copy of the USDI service to the FWCC indicating that a
civil rights violation exist, we will have a day of celebration on June 9.
If we do not get notification, we will have a day of protest, Prejudice
and discrimination cannot be tolerated in our government.
It is my conclusion after months of communication that the Federal
Government will protect our civil rights. The environment and the
citizens will be protected.
Thank you,
Ronald F. Crum
WFA, President

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for over four decades, during which time we worked side by side to
carry out the wishes of Mr. Alfred I. duPont and Mr. Edward Ball. As
a Trustee and as a Nemours Director, he was a strong advocate for
strengthening the Trust and increasing its assets so more funds would
be available to support the work of the Foundation. I shall miss him
I shall miss the guidance of my long time friend and mentor," said Mr.
W. Jeff Wadsworth, President of Nemours. "Mr. Belin was a man of
high honor and deep commitment to living one's values. He provided
leadership to the Nemours Foundation through many changes, with
unfailing courtesy, vision, and a principled adherence to what he be-
lieved to be the wishes of Mr. Alfred I. duPont and Mr. Edward Ball.
During his years of service, Nemours spent a billion dollars at its
operating sites to support charity care, research, and education, pri-
marily for children with complex health problems," Wadsworth said.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Myrle F. Belin of Port St. Joe:
two sons, Jacob Chapman Belin, Jr. of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.,
Stephen Andrew Belin of Valrico; a brother, Cleland Leonard Belin of
Port St. Joe; and three grandchildren.
The Nemours Foundation, beneficiary of the Alfred I. duPont Trust
and based in Jacksonville, Florida, operates the Alfred I. duPont I-os-
pital for Children and The Nemours Health Clinic in Wilmington Dela-
ware, and Nemours Children's Clinics in Wilmington and Jackson-
ville, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Pensacola, Florida. During 2000, these
operating sites anticipate treating over one-half-million patient visits
from children with complex health problems.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 3, at Long Avenue Bap-
tist Church in Port St. Joe, Florida.

Jacob C. Belin Plsaw May 31st
Another historic link with the past of Northern Florida, and the St.
Joe Company in particular, was broken this week with the death of
Jacob Chapman Belin, 85, of Port St. Joe.
Jacob C. Belin came to The St. Joe Company in 1938. He served as
president of St. Joe from 1968 to 1984 and chairman of the board
and CEO from 1982 to 1991. He has served as a member of the board
of directors since 1953 and was reelected to the St. Joe board at the
company's annual meeting on May 9, 2000. He served as a board
member of FEC Railway since 1971, and in 1984, when the holding
company was created, he became a Director of Florida East Coast
Industries, Inc. He was reelected to that post on May 16, 2000.
Mr. Belin began his service to Nemours with his initial appointment
to the Board of The Foundation and as Trustee to the Alfred I. duPont
Testamentary Trust. He also served as Chairman and CEO of St. Joe
Company during much of the 1980's.
At the Nemours Foundation Board of Directors meeting in late May,
Mr. Belin surprised other Board members by submitting his resigna-
tion as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. Mr. W. T. Thomp-
son, a member of the Board since 1995, was elected to replace him,
effective immediately. Mr. Belin retained his seat on the Board.
"I knew Jake for over 35 years, and admired his leadership and prin-
cipled approach to his role as Trustee and Director. When you are
selected as trustee, it means close associates believe in your trust-'
worthiness, and that they believe they can count on you to do your
best to carry out the intentions of the deceased as expressed during
their lifetime," said Mr. Thompson.
"Mr. Belin never wavered from his duty as he understood it-we al-
ways could count on his remaining true to his role of Trustee, and
Board member, to honor the intentions as set forth in the wills of Mr.
duPont and Mr. Ball."
Jacob Belin was an associate of the late Ed Ball, who helped estab-
lish the St. Joe Company, and was largely responsible for completing
the plans of Alfred I. duPont to construct the paper mill at Port St.
Joe, while acquiring thousands of acres of timber-growing land
throughout northwest Florida. Alfred duPont died in 1935. His widow,
Jessee Ball duPont, viwls' also. Ed Ball's sister. All three left large es-
tates most' of which established trusts and foundations that built
and operated hospitals for-thildren's care. They are still funded
through the Nemours Foundation. The Jessee Ball Foundation is still
very active in philanthropic activities, as is the estate of her brother,
Ed Ball. The duPont Testamentary Trust was the focal point for the
philanthropic activities and the St. Joe Company, with about 60% of
the St. Joe Company still owned by the Trust.
From the time of his arrival at the St. Joe Company in 1938, Mr.
Belin served as chairman, director, president and chief executive of-
ficer, and was an officer and director of all its subsidiaries. He was a
director of Florida East Coast Industries, chairman of the Nemours
Foundation and trustee and director of the Alfred I. duPont Testa-
mentary Trust.
He was a close associate of Ed Ball after 1938, and throughout the
1940s long before the St. Joe Company transformed itself into a real
estate business and developer of northern Florida communities, among
many other projects. In the early 1990s, the company sold off the St.
Joe paper mill and liquidated other interests.
The most complete background of the St. Joe Company, the duPont
Testamentary Trust, Nemours, and the duPont family is told in Jo-
seph Frazier Wall's biography, Alfred I. duPont: The Man and His Fam-
ily, published by Oxford University Press in 1990, and partially funded
by the Jessee Ball duPont estate. Unfortunately, the book is now
out-of-print, and the author died two years ago.
Copies of the 685-page biography are priced as high as $75 in the
used market.
According to Public Affairs specialist Jerry Ray of the St. Joe Com-
pany in Jacksonville, Mr. Belin was the last link i the company's
early corporate memory. His association with Ed Ball could have eas-
Sily spelled out the critically important economic history of the north-
ern Florida region because both men were very active in such devel-
opment and use of the duPont money and influence.
Locally, Mr. Belin financially supported a number of projects in
Franklin County, including the re-construction of Lafayette Park in
Apalachicola, the restoration of the Raney House and other historic
reservations in Apalachicola. He was also a contributor to the activi-
ties of the Florida History Associates.
"J. C. Belin was a wonderful mentor and friend, true to the purpose
of The Nemours Foundation. We shall miss his larger than life per-
sonality, years of experience, and enlightened perspective. Our
thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
"As the new Chairman of Nemours, I anticipate continuing the course
set by Mr. Belin, and will endeavor to pursue the same high ideals he
Mr. Thompson, a Vice President for Investments with A.G. Edwards
and Sons, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, was elected by the Board to
assume the Chair. Mr. Thompson has served as a Trustee of the Trust
and as a member of The Foundation Board of Directors since Janu-
ary of 1995, after many years of service on the Board of St. Joe Paper
Mr. W. L. Thornton, Chairman of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary
Trust, which funds The Nemours Foundation said, "I knew Jake Belin

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Sings of the people. Sometimes to
show anger toward their govern-
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own flag. The people of one coun-
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tred of another country by tear-
ing and destroying the flag of that
country. The treatment of a flag
displays for all to see an opinion
or statement of feeling.
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flag. It cannot be used for adver-
tising, nor is it supposed to be
used to cover ceilings or cover
monuments. It must not be folded
while on display and when dis-
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greeting each other; otherwise the
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son or object. Other flags cannot
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original 13 states) and 50 white
stars (one for each state) on a blue
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has also changed more than that
of any other flag in the world. The
first flag was called the Grand
Union. This flag was flown at the
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rora. CO. and Roy Williams of Panama
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Little of Panama City, Rosalyn Eunice
Ward of Sarasota. FL. Belinda Joyce
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9 June 2000 Page 5




High School 28th

Graduating Class
A new beginning, a golden
promise for the future.
Class Colors: Blue and Silver
Class Flower: Lily
Class Song: "Count On Me"
Graduation Song: "One Moment
in Time"
Principal: Mrs. Denise Butler
Sponsors: Mrs. Cathy Creamer &
Ms. Marilyn Reynolds

Class of 2000
President: Jessica Denay Nabors
Vice President: Randi Nicole
Corresponding Secretary:
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Recording Secretary: Jennifer
Martha Thompson
Treasurer: Jessica Blair Scott
Historian: Talitha Charmaine
James Ruark Bloodworth
Cassandra Lynn Brown
Fred Thomas Callender, III
Joi Montrinique Cargill
Robert Curtis Carroll
Christin Lynn Cook
Charles Alan Creamer
Alison Elizabeth Crumpton
Amanda Ashlee Davis
Megan Denise Davis
Antionette.Marie Ducker
Chiquilla Denise Dupree
Joshua Rhein Furr
Mario Antonio Griggs
Daniel Paul Gunter
Crystal Gayle Hendels
Emily Jean Hutchinson
Katrina Ashley Johnson
George Robert Langley
Wesley Buck-Ie
Lee Anne. Lemieux
Layfette Antionette Martin
Roger Dale Mathis
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Tanisha Ann McClendon
Aarti Anil Patel
Lakedra Shanta Peters
Avis Loretta Pierce
Michael Jerome Pierce
Eric Dewitt Polous
Joshua Adam Pruett
Tione Nicole Rochelle
Kayla Nicole Rogers
Toni Marie Sawyer
Charles Leigh Shiver
Elbert Eugene Shiver
Brandi Michelle Simmons
Ashley Danielle Turner
Jarvis Benjamin Turrell
Miranda Dell Walker
Sheldon Lamar Walker
Ryan Renfro Ward
Amber Raechelle Watkins

Honor Graduates
(Double-Gold Honor Cords)
Aarti Anil Patel
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Fred Thomas Callender, III
Lee Anne Lemieux
Megan Denise Davis
Jessica Blair Scott
Emily Jean Hutchinson
James Ruark Bloodworth
Randi Nichole Cook
Daniel Paul Ganter
Tanisha Ann McClendon
Cassandra Lynn Brown
Amanda Ashlee Davis
Katrina Ashley Johnson
Jennifer Martha Thompson
Christin Lynn Cook
Antionette Marie Ducker
Talitha Charmaine Lowery
Amber Raechelle Watkins

National Honor
(White Honor Stoles with
Light Blue Insignia)
Aarti Anil Patel
Lee Anne Lemieux
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Jessica Blair Scott
James Ruark Bloodworth
Randi Nicole Cook
Megan Denise, avis
Emily Jean Hutchinson
Talitha Charmaine Lowery
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Jennifer Martha Thompson
Amber Raechelle Watkins

National Beta Club
(Gold Honor Stoles)
James Ruark Blookworth
Cassandra Lynn Brown
Randi Nicole Cook
Amanda Ashlee Davis
Megan Denise Davis
Antionette Marie Ducker
Daniel Paul Gunter
Emily Jean Hutchinson
Katrina Ashley Johnson
Lee Ann Lemieux
Talitha Charmaine Lowery
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Tanisha Ann McClendon
Aarti Anil ,Patel .
Jessica Blair Scott
Jennifer Martha Thompson
Amber Raechelle Wat kins

Quill and Scroll
(Blue and Gold Honor Cords)
Aarti Anil Patel
Emily Jean Hutchinson
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Lee Anne Lemiuex
Megan Denise Davis
Jessica Blair Scoot
Talitha Charmaine Lowery
Jennifer Martha Thompson

Mu Alpha Theta
James Ruark Bloodworth
Kevin Lee Maxwell
Jennifer Michelle Martina
Aarti Anil Patel
Emily Jean Hutchinson

We wish you much

success for the future.

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Apalachicola High School Awards 2000

Apalachicola High School Faculty and Staff ($200)-Aarti Patel
Academic Achievement Awards (Plaque)-All Students graduating with
a 3.5 GPA
AHS Scholarship Trust GCCC ($500 each)-Antionette Ducker/Jen-
nifer Martina.
Andy Middlebrooks (Chamber $250)-Jessica Scott
Apalachicola Ministerial Alliance ($300)-Tanisha McClendon
Apalachicola State Bank ($500 each)-Lee Anne Lemieux and Amber
Camp Gordon Johnson Scholarship ($500)-Lee Anne Lemieux
Corey Hendrickson Masonic Award ($250)-Kevin Maxwell
First United Methodist Church ($1000)-Jennifer Martina
Franklin County Teachers' Association ($unkn6wn)-Jim Bloodworth
Lily White Chapter 194 of Eastern Star ($unknown)-Megan Davis
Loretta Taylor Scholarship ($500)-Nicole Cook
Gorrie Chapter 192 of Eastern Star ($250)-Nicole Cook
Margaret Key/Apalachicola Times Scholarship ($250)-Jessica Nabors
Philaco Women's Club ($500 each)-Talitha Lowery and Kevin Max-
Rotary of Apalachicola ($250 each)-Lee Anne Lemieux and Jim
School Board Scholarships ($300 each)-Kevin Maxwell and Jennifer
Sylvester Williams Educational Scholarships ($500 each)-Daniel
Gunter and Megan Davis
Yent Family Memorial ($1000)-Aarti Patel
Pam Nobels Dance Scholarship ($1000)-Jennifer Martina
Gulf Coast Community College Scholarship ($1000 each)-Jennifer
Martina, Antionette Ducker and Nicole Cook
Pen Scholarship ($2000)-Lee Anne Lemieux
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University ($8000 for 4 years each)-
Talitha Lowery and Megan Davis
Florida Academic Scholarship, (State-mandated-exact amount,not
known)-Aarti Patel
Chappie James Teaching Award (State-mandated-exact amount not
known)- Lee Anne Lemieux
Ruge Educational Foundation ($750 each)-Jim Bloodworth, Nicole
Cook, Megan Davis, Emily Hutchinson, Katrina Johnsoh, Lee Anne
Lemieux, Talitha Lowery, Jennifer Martina, Kevin Maxwell, Tanisha
McClendon, Aarti Patel, Jessica Scott, Jennifer Thompson, Amber

Senior Awards presented May 25, 2000
DAR Good Citizen Award-Kevin Maxwell
Curtis McLean Outstanding Senior-Kevin Maxwell

Departmental Awards
Social Studies-Aarti Patel
Mathematics-Aarti Patel
English-Aarti Patel
Science-Kevin Maxwell
Business-Cassandra Brown
Foreign Language-Aarti Patel
Music-Aarti Patel/Emily Hutchinson
Journalism-Jessica Scott

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Seniors 2000

Joseph Benjamin Ard
Marvin Benjamin
Jarrod Billingsley
Constance Louann Bosarge
Ryan Demetrius Buzier
Jonathan Lee Carter
Kristen Danielle Creamer
Christopher Earl Cumbie
Toby Lee Dalton
Heather Lynn Davis
Robert Davis
Joseph Anthony Ferrell
Patrick Bruce Fleming
Theresa Marie Folsom
Jason Ronald Gilbert
Alicia Green
Valerie Hampton
Katrina Carol Hilton
Starr Nicole Joyner
Mandy Kaboli
Daniel Edward Koehl
Derrick Reed Lolley
Haley Dannette Lolley
Paula Lowery
Dusty Millender
Stephen Vance Millender
Ashlyn Ayn Mitchell
Hope Page
Adrienne Kristin Pay
Felicia Rankin
Christopher Rose
Bobbie Jean Taylor-Estes
Andrea Thompson

Carrabelle High School Scholarships

Gulf Coast Community College- $2,000 Katrina Hilton
$1, 000 Paula Lowery
$1,000 Stephen Millender
Apalachicola State Bank- Mandy Kaboli
Joseph Ferrell
Franklin County School Board- (academic) Heather Davis
(vocational) Jason Gilbert
Robert L. McKnight Scholarship-Aridrea Thompson
Scholar Athletic-Stephen Millender
Franklin County Teacher's Association-Theresa Folsom
Lorena Taylor Scholarship-Katrina Hilton
School Board Recognition Award 3.5 and higher GPA-
Katrina Hilton
Stephen Millender
Mandy Kaboli
Valerie Hampton
US Coast Guard-
Outstanding Student in Science-Mandy Kaboli
Outstanding Student in Mathematics-Stephen Millender

/ /

To All The Graduates And Their

Families And Friends...

This is the address by Deborah Gander, 1989 graduate of Carrabelle High
School, 1991 Graduate of University of Miami, 1994 Graduate of Univer-
sity of Miami Law School. She worked one year as clerk to Federal Judge
Peter Fay of the 11th District Court, and is now employed with the firm of
Robles and Gonzales of Miami.
Each of you here tonight has reached SUCCESS just by being one of
the graduates. Now is the first step to a longer journey toward lifelong
How will you become a success? First, you have to define it. It will be
different for each of you. For some, it will be education; for others
family; for others material reward; for others the roar of the crowd.
Whatever your own definition of success, get a handle on it now, so
that you can lay out a plan to take you there. Without a plan, and
goals, and eternal determination, you will not reach success. So make
your plan and understand it must be flexible. What you want at eigh-
teen is not-at least I hope not-what you will want at twenty-eight or
forty-eight. You will modify and change your definition of success as
you learn more about the world, and about yourself. But do start
with a plan now, because it will give you the boost that gets you on
your way.
Success is the result of caring more than others think is safe; dream-
ing more than others think is practical; expecting more than others
think is possible.
SUCCESS: Let's break it down.
Success is almost totally dependent on drive, focus, and persistence.
The extra energy required to make an extra effort-try another ap-
proach-concentrate on the desired outcome-is the secret of win-
ning and of succeeding. Be willing to accept the challenge so that
you can feel the victory. If you want reward, you absolutely have to be
willing to pay the price.
If you want material reward or the roar of the crowd, it takes long
hours, and personal sacrifice, discipline, and a thick skin. If you want
personal relationship rewards, it takes swallowing your pride and
your wants and putting other people first.
You have worked twelve years to get you to this evening. I know they
were long, and for so long seemed so far away. But it's here. And,
ironically, that is almost exactly the number of years since I sat where
you sit (except we had the auditorium back then). And those years
were NOT long, and they don't seem so far away. They seem very
close, and quick, even though they have been full and rewarding. I do
not know why time seems so slow in school, and so rapid afterward-
whether it is the institution itself, or just our age when we are teenag-

ers, but from this point on, the years will fly. And you will not be able
to slow them down, or get them back, so please, fill them with wonder
and experience and life. Fill them with people who help you along
your way.
Look around at the people who are here tonight: your peers, class-
mates, your friends. Appreciate them for who they are, and what they
mean to you. Don't be embarrassed to tell them they are special, and
that you value them, and you are' glad they have been along for the
ride. Because you are young, you feel invincible-at least I hope you
do-now is the time to feel invincible. Later, you will learn that you
are not. The people who sit around you tonight may not be there in
five years or twenty. I have lost friends, beloved friends, who never
made it out of their teenage years. I know that other people here
tonight have, too. Do not live with the regret of things you did not
say-except over a grave. It will break your heart. Let them know now
9 that they are special to you.
Let them know for another reason. As time passes, when you say
"Remember when..." these are the people who not only will remem-
ber, they will let you remember out loud and they will remind you of
what you left out-even if you deny it ever happened. They will for-
ever love you and understand you because you share something you
can never repeat or regain with any one else for as long as you live.
You share with these people a past, a time of growing up together.
Cherish these friends, and do not let yourselves grow apart. Keep in
touch and keep them close, no matter bow strong life pulls you apart.
And it will.
Whether in your professional life or your personal life, one key
success is to stay positive. People will like you better. More imp~-
tantly to your goals, however, staying positive is for you. It gives ou
the strength to rebound. You will achieve far more success frorrre-
bounding than from first tries. "Resilience is probably the most im-
portant protection one can have." You will get knocked down-and if
you don't, you are playing it too safe, and you can't succeed by play-
ing it safe. When you get knocked down, know that it's part of life,
and it's okay; just don't ever stay down. WINNERS HAVE DESIRE.
There never was a winner who did not want to win. Train your thoughts
to discipline your habits to reach your goals. Stay positive. Surround
yourself with positive people. /
Avoid negative people like the plague. They are dead weight. They will
bring you down and crush your spirit. On your road to success, travel
light-no heavy baggage.
Live your own dream. Just because you can have it does not mean
you MUST-not if it does not make you happy. You do not owe any-
one your happiness. I have known many smart and wonderful people
who were miserable because they were trying to live someone else's
dream. Take responsibility for your situation. Only you know what
you want, and only you will be unhappy if you do not get it. Once you
have defined your own dream, DONT APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE. Go
after it. If your dream ever stops making you happy-not just be-
cause the work gets hard or the struggle long-but if you reach a
point where you know this will not make you happy, BAIL and find a
new dream. I did, and I am a very happy person for having done that.
Trust yourself to know what is right for you. Trust yourself. Believe in
yourself. Believe in others. There is no more soothing, comforting, or
refreshing feeling than knowing someone believes in you. Give that

feeling to otler people as often as you can, and you will have it re-
TESY. Generall, people will remember your courtesy, but be assured
'they will neeriforget your discourtesy. It will never profit you to make
an enemy--s keep it soft and friendly, and BE NICE.
As you /naka living, don't become so busy that you forget to live.
Gail Soeehy one of my favorite authors, explained it concisely:
"Peqple do not love us for our work. They may admire us-be
attracted to the image of success-but the most dazzling work
proddlct'does not bring people close to us."
How db I reconcile this with my advice that success requires you to
work h(rd, sacrifice, and pay the price? BALANCE. Do not ever let
yourself become one-dimensional and narrow. Keep your work life
intereting-you will spend so much time working that if you are
unh ppy it will affect your every thought. Keep interesting people
aro id you. Force yourself into new experiences. If anyone ever calls
yoi a creature of habit, prove them wrong. Do something interesting.
Experience and grow. Do it now when you are young and spirited and
open to life. Later, you will become tied to commitments-both per-
sonal and professional-and you will become cautious just because
life will teach you to be aware of the danger. Before you lose your
headstrong sparkle, develop the habit and disposition of experienc-
ing the world. Talk to people. Listen to people. Travel-you can do it
inexpensively, and it will make you so much richer. People the world
over are basically good and nice and friendly. Of course there is dan-
ger, but there is danger close to home, too. Pay attention to your
surroundings and go see this magnificent world.
One of the great philosophers, Kierkegaard, wrote: During the first
period of a person's life, the greatest danger is not to take the risk. I
believe with all my heart that this is true. If you risk, you'll make
mistakes. You might even embarrass yourself. Most of your mistakes,
though, you can recover from. All of them, you should insist on grow-,
ing from. What you will not get over is what you never did, and never'
chanced, and never get to go back to try again. Always go for it. With,
every risk taken-whether you succeed and rise, or fail and learn-,
you grow and expand yourself.
While you are at it, take care of your body. Exercise, eat right, don't:
party too hard, get enough sleep. You won't always have the stamina.
you have here tonight. Medicine is amazing and it will keep us alive'
for more years than we can imagine, but it won't keep us healthy. The
choices we make for our own bodies will do that. Respect your body.
And your mind. It is just as important to have quiet time for yourself,
to gather yourself and recharge so you can keep going. Even if you'
have to slam the door on the whole world and let it fall apart so you:
can have your fifteen minutes of peace. And I'll share with you what I
have learned; the world will not fall apart if you pull back for fifteen'
minutes. Not one of us today is so important that the world won't.
keep rocking along. That is an incredible comfort to finally realize; it-
takes off the pressure...
.. I am confident each of you will define your own success, and will:
be a success. I hope that however you define success, and wherever it-
takes you, it makes you happy.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Linda Edwards from Page 1

Bike South


The Panhandle

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Chef Eddie of the Magnolia Grill in Apalachicola delivers
his special dessert call "The Dixie Theatre Millennium Cake"
to Producing Director Rex Partington at the Gala Opening
Night festivities.

and the audience adores her.
From the opening "Honky Tonk
Merry Go Round" to the
show-stopping numbers "Your
Cheatin' Heart" and "You Belong
To Me," she displays a miraculous
range. In a lullaby she reminds
the audience of a singer like
Barbra Streisand, and later she
sounds like Ethel Merman in
"Gypsy," as she belts out a song
like "Bill Bailey."
Chef Eddie of Chef Eddie's Mag-
nolia Grill in Apalachicola pre-
pared a special dessert called "The
Dixie Theatre Millennium Cake"
for the Gala Opening Night where
guests were fed at the Owl Cafe.
Also contributing to that festival
of food were The Grille, Delores'
Sweet Shop, The Gibson Inn, The
Owl Cafe and That Place on 98.
The idea of celebrating the third
season of Dixie Theatre and the
new millennium is terrific, but
those good people should treat
themselves to a truly special
evening of theatre by going to en-
joy Linda Edwards as Patsy Cline.
Guaranteed to please the heart
and soul as much as any meal can
please the stomach.
As a matter of fact, the good folks
of Franklin County will find "Al-
ways ... Patsy Cline" starring
Linda Edwards as satisfying as a
Broadway musical. And it doesn't
cost anywhere near that much to
buy a ticket!
Linda Edwards said she worked
with the Partingtons at Barter
Theatre in 1989, where she per-
formed in "Steel Magnolias,"

which she is scheduled to do at
Dixie Theatre later this summer.
"Cleo (Holladay Partington) is an
amazing woman," said Edwards.
She went on and on about the
director of "Always ... Patsy Cline."
She explained that the play really
needed a woman's touch as direc-
tor and "Cleo was perfect. She told
us to always keep a sense of hu-
mor, and that helps so very
much." The musical is full of
laughter, but has its trying, diffi-
cult moments also, when the
heart feels like it might break.
Born in the beautiful mountain
country near Asheville, North
Carolina, Linda Edwards had a
happy, childhood and always
knew she wanted to sing. "I was
singing before I could talk." She
did her undergraduate music
work at Stetson, then got her
Masters of Music degree (with
honors) from Indiana University,
the best place in the country to
study singing.
Of the Dixie Theatre, Linda
Edwards said, "It's wonderful. I
love Rex's vision of a
multi-purpose theatre here in
Franklin County. The people here
are very fortunate to have Rex and
his family here."
"All we need is for more people to
come see the show." The musical
"Always ... Patsy Cline" will play
two more weekends at the Dixie
Theatre. Be sure to mark your
calendar and don't miss this very
special lady in a very special
evening of music and song. Your
soul will rejoice.

By Rene Topping and Tom
Over 360 cyclists of all ages, and
coming from all parts of the
United States and the world, vis-
ited Carrabelle on Saturday, June
3, on their first day of a seven-
day, 371-mile tour of the Pan-
handle. By the middle of the af-
ternoon the Carrabelle High
School campus looked like a biv-
ouac as all manner of tents went
up all over the athletic field.
The cyclists started to arrive in
Carrabelle from the North Florida
Fairground for an overnight stay.
Those not camping outdoors were
housed in the gym and other parts
of the school. Showers were open
all day and were very liberally
used by the cyclists. The Bike
South 2000 personnel had fruit
and juices and Gatorade ready for
the participants.
As for food, dinner, consisting of
spaghetti and meatballs with lots
of ice tea and, home-made des-
serts, was served by the St James
Lanark Fire Department in the
school cafeteria. Hamburgers, hot
dogs, chicken breast sandwiches
and all sorts of soft drinks were
served by parents of the
Carrabelle High School students
at the concession stand from 11
a.m. on. All of the food was highly
complimented by the guests.
The Executive Director of Bike
Florida, Inc. Thomas "T.J"
Juskiewicz, said that he and his
staff were very happy with the
accommodations and the food
served at the school. He called the
hospitality of Carrabelle "Great,"
adding that "Many of these people,
are traveling through this area for
the first time."
The "bikers" started out Saturday
at about 6 a.m. from Tallahassee-
and part of Bike 2000 will cover,
371 miles and will end at Florala,.
Alabama, on June 8 at Florala
High School. Juskiewicz added
that some of the riders would con-
tinue on to make the entire 2000
miles ending in Charlottesville,
Virginia. ,".On an ,average day, the,
cyclists will cover about 65 miles."


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guitarist Ethan Schaffner and Marc Grove as Jay Bob (bass)
accompany her.

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Bikers on a leg of their route up State Road 65 near Florida Highway 13 on Sunday,
June 4th.

All stops will be at churches or
schools. The next leg to be made
will take them through the
Apalachicola National Forest to
Blountstown. June 5 will be to
Marianna, then June 6 to Bonifay,
June 7 to De Funiak Springs, end-
ing on June 8 to Florala.
While they were in Carrabelle the
visitors rode or walked all over the
town. Some lounged around the
camp sites. Jerry Reagan and
Michael English, Terry Boyle and
Daryl Monk were a foursome, as
they sat outside enjoying the
Florida sun. They were concerned
about the drought the area is en-
during and asked about the fires
that had burned in the forests
A father and son duo, Bill and
Steve Palome, were enjoying their
first trip to the area and said that
Carrabelle seems like a nice town
and commented on the welcome
they had received from local
people. They had toured around
the town seeing all the sights such
as the "Smallest Police Station in
the World" and the shrimp boats
from the pavilion on the riverwalk.
Later in the day the older folks
enjoyed listening to music from
"Alley ,and the Alley Kats" at
Wicked Willie's Bar. The younger
set were to see movies at the
school cafeteria.
Bike Florida staff began arriving
around 10:30 a.m. Saturday
morning. Riders began arriving
from Tallahassee around 11:30
a.m. Carrabelle High School con-
cession stand was open from
11:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Avail-
able were various food and drink
Dinner was served in the cafete-
ria by St. James/Lanark Volun-
teer Fire Department from 5 to 7

On Sunday, "Chris Cakes" pre-
pared and served breakfast in the
cafeteria from 5 to 7 a.m.
Riders were scheduled to leave at
various times in the morning for
Blountstown, beginning at 6 a.m.
After Florala, over 200 of the
people who were here will join as
part of the Bike South 2000 Mil-
lennium Celebration and com-
plete the total 2000 miles.
Riders have to take a pledge to
ride safely and use appropriate
signals for other traffic and their
fellow riders. Riders under 16
must be supervised by adults and
they must wear their helmet any-
time they are riding.
The cyclists will travel on the by-
ways of the Florida Panhandle.
One cyclist said that some of the
people who live in larger places

Bikers chow-down in Carrabelle
June 3rd.

were somewhat nervous about the
two-lane highways with no bike
paths at first, but soon acclimated
to the much lighter traffic pat-
terns and started to enjoy
the scenery. One of their stops will
be at Florida Caverns State Park.
Ruby Litton, one of the local vol-
unteers serving the guests from
the concession booth, said, "These
folks are really nice. They are hav-
ing fun and enjoying the ride.
They make good visitors to our
T.J. said, "We are really grateful
to the staff and local people at the
Carrabelle High School, who have
turned out to help us all have a
good time."

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9 June 2000 Page 7

Excerpts From Annual Franklin

County Audit

Franklin County Sheriff
September 30, 1999

1. Reporting Entity

The Franklin County Sheriff is an elected official of Franklin County. Florida.
pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Florida. The Franklin County
Sheriff is a part of the primary government of Franklin County. Florida. The
Franklin County Sheriff is responsible for the administration and operation of
the Franklin County Sheriffs office. The Franklin County Sheriff s financial
statements do not include the financial statements of the Board or the other
Constitutional Officers of Franklin County. Florida.

The operations of the Franklin County Sheriff are funded by the Board. The
receipts from the Board are recorded as other financing sources on the Franklin
County Sheriffs financial statements and as other financing uses on the Board's
financial statements. Any excess of revenues and other financing sources re-
ceived over expenditures is remitted to the Board at year end.

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The accounting policies of the Franklin County Sheriff conform to generally
accepted accounting principles (GAAP). as applicable to governments. The
following is a summary of significant accounting principles and policies used
in the preparation of these financial statements.

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A. Fund Accounting

The accounts of the Franklin County Sheriff are organized on the basis of
funds and account groups, each of which is considered a separate accounting
entity. The operations of each fund are accounted for with a separate set of
self-balancing accounts that comprise its assets, liabilities, fund equity, rev-
enues and expenditures, as appropriate. Government resources are allocated
to. and accounted for, in individual funds based upon the purposes for which
they are to be spent and the means by which spending activities are con-
trolled. The purposes of the Franklin County Sheriffs funds and account groups
are as follows:

SGovernmental Funds

General Fund-The general fund is the general operating fund of the Franklin
County Sheriff. It is used to account for all financial resources, except those
required to be accounted for in another fund.
Special Revenue Funds-Special revenue funds are used to account for the
specific revenue sources that are legally restricted to expenditures for speci-
fied purposes. The Franklin County Sheriff operates special revenue funds to
account for activities of a Narcotics Task Force grant and for forfeited prop-
* Fiduciary Funds

Agency Funds-Agency funds are used to account for assets held by the
Franklin County Sheriff as an agent for individuals, private organizations.
other governments and/or other funds. These funds consist of inmates' per-
sonal funds, welfare funds from canteen sales and cash bonds.
* Account Groups

General Fixed Assets-To account for all fixed assets of the Franklin County

General Long-Term Debt-To account for all outstanding, long-term obliga-
tions of the Franklin County Sheriff.

B. Measurement Focus
* Governmental Fund Types-The general fund and special revenue funds
are accounted for on a "spending" or "financial flow" measurement focus. This
means that only current assets and current liabilities are generally included
on the balance sheet. Governmental fund type operating statements present
increases (revenue and other financing sources) and decreases (expenditures
and other financing uses) in net current assets.

* Fiduciary Fund Types-The agency funds are custodial in nature (assets
equal liabilities) and do not involve measurement of results of operations.

* Account Groups-The general fixed assets account group and the general
long-term debt account group are concerned only with the measurement of
financial position. Long-term obligations are accounted for in the general
long-term debt account group. Fixed assets are accounted for in the general
fixed assets account group.

C. Basis of Accounting....

D. Budgetary Requirements...

...The Franklin County Sheriffs annual budgets are monitored at varying lev-
els of classification detail. However, for purposes of budgetary control, expen-
ditures cannot legally exceed the total annual budget appropriations at the
individual fund level. All appropriations lapse at year end.

E. Fixed Assets

General fixed assets are recorded as expenditures in the general fund at the
time an asset is acquired. Assets are capitalized at cost in the general fixed
assets account group. No depreciation is provided on general fixed assets.

Donated and confiscated assets and assets transferred to the Franklin County
Sheriff are recorded in the general fixed assets account group at fair market
value at the time received.

F. Memorandum Columns

The columns captioned 'Totals (Memorandum Only)" are presented only to
facilitate financial analysis. The data in these columns does not present fi-
nancial position, results of operations, or changes in financial position in con-
formity with generally accepted accounting principles. Neither is such data
comparable to a consolidation. Interfund eliminations have not been made in
the aggregation of this data.

G. Encumbrances...

...4. Changes in General Fixed Assets

The following is a summary of changes in general fixed assets which is com-
prised of vehicles, equipment and furniture for the year ended September 30,
5. Retirement Benefits...

...7. Risk Management

The Franklin County Sheriff participates in the Florida Sheriffs Self-Insurance
Fund, which is a public entity risk pool that permits the Franklin County
Sheriff to cover the following types of risk:

* Professional Liability
* Public Officials' Liability
* Public Employees' Blanket Bond

The funding agreements provide that the self-insurance fund will be
self-sustaining through member premiums and that the Franklin County

Combined Statement of Revenues and Operating Transfers,
Expenditures and Changes In Fund Balances
All Governmental Fund Types
Year Ended September 30, 1999

Revenues and operating transfers
Operating transfers in:
County appropriation
Fines and forfeitures
Miscellaneous revenue
Total revenues and operating
Public safety:
Law enforcement
Personal services
Operating expenditures
Capital outlay
Total law enforcement
Personal services
Operating expenditures
Total corrections
Personal services
Total expenditures
Excess of revenues and
operating transfers over
Transfer out County

Fund balances, beginning of year

Fund balances, end of year

Governmental Fund Types
General Revenue

S 2,864,111 0
0 49,476
0 7,969
0 159

(Memorandum Only)
1999 1998



2.864,111 57.604 2.921,715 2.595.077

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933,144 0 933,144 913,345
330,829 0 330,829 137,940
1,263,973 0 1,263,973 1,051,285

7.999 0 7,999 4.128
2,821,093 51.647 2,872,745 2,585,212

43,013 5,957 43,970 9.865


0 (43,013) (7,507)

0 2,353 2.358 0

S 0 8,315 8,315 2,358

Need to Improve Personal Property Records

As noted in prior years, the Franklin County Sheriffs maintenance of its gen-
eral fixed assets records needs more attention given to it. Failure to maintain
adequate records could result in the loss or misuse of the Franklin County
Sheriffs property. The records were not updated for current year additions
and an annual inventory inspection was not performed.

The Franklin County Sheriff should implement procedures to assure all prop-
erty is safeguarded. We recommend personnel reconstruct the general fixed
assets detail records, all assets be permanently tagged with the identification
number corresponding to the detail listing, and a physical inventory be taken
annually by an individual not otherwise responsible for the custody of inven-
tory items, and compared to the listing.
SCash Disbursements.

During our review of expenditures, we noted that invoices were not always
signed or maintained documenting the receipt of goods or services. Also. on
occasion, payments were made from a statement without any documentation
supporting the amount recorded on the statement.
We recommend all disbursements have documentation either on or attached
to the invoice evidencing the receipt of goods or services and authorizing pay-
Contraband Reports

As noted in the prior year, contraband reports were not filed with the Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement. According to Florida Statutes. Chapter 932. every
law enforcement agency shall submit semiannual reports to the Department
of Law Enforcement indicating whether the agency has seized or forfeited prop-
erty under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. We recommend the Franklin
County Sheriff comply with this requirement.
Current Year Recommendations

Payment of Sales Tax
We noted the Franklin County Sheriff should have paid sales taxes to the
Florida Department of Revenue on concession sales. Such sales are taxed on
the gross sales price. We recommend the Franklin County Sheriff collect sales
tax from all concession sales and subsequently remit it to the Florida Depart-
ment of Revenue.

The Rules of the Auditor General (Sections 10.554(l)(e)6., 7.. 8.. and 9.) require
disclosure in the management letter of the following matters if not already
addressed in the auditors' report on the internal control over financial report-
ing or compliance: recommendations to improve financial management. ac-
counting procedures, and internal controls: violations of laws, rules, and regu-
lations which may or may not materially affect the financial statements: ille-
gal or improper expenditures which may or may not materially affect the fi-
nancial statements; improper or inadequate accounting procedures (e.g. the
omission of required disclosures from the financial statements); failures to
properly record financial transactions; and other inaccuracies, irregularities,
shortages, and defalcations discovered by the auditor. Our audit disclosed
no matters required to be disclosed by Rules of the Auditor General (Sec-
tions 10.554(l)(e)6., 7., 8., and 9.)...

T. Michael Tucker
February 18, 2000
/ _

Statlcment of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund IBalances -
Btudget and Actual All Governmental Fund Types
Year Ended September 30, 1999

March 30, 2000
James Dryer, C.P.A.
State of Florida
Office of the Auditor General
P.O. Box 1735
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Dear Sir:
In reply to the report from Michael
Tucker on the 1998-1999 audit find-
ings of the Franklin County Sheriffs
Office. I would like to note the follow-
ing changes.
1. Inventory Records
a. Sheriff Bruce Varnes has already in-
stituted a up-to-date inventory proce-
dure which will be maintained and an
annual Inspection completed by an in-
2. Cash disbursements

General Fund

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Revenues and onprating transfers
Operating transfers in:
County appropriation
Pines and forfeitures
Miscellaneous revenue
Total revenues and operating
l'blic safely:
Law ernfocement
Personal services
Operating expenditures
Capital outlay
Total law enforcement
Personal services
Operating expenditures
Total corrections
Personal services
Operating expenditures
Total judicial
Tontl expenditures
Excess of revenues and operating
transfers over expenditures
Transfer out County
Fund lalanees, beginning of year
Fund balances, end of year

Inidgelt Achtual

$ 2,864.111 2,864.111
0 0
0 0
0 0


Special Revenue Funds
iludget Actual (Unravorable)

0 0 0
0 49,476 49.476(
0 0 7.969
0 0 159


2,.64.111 2.864.111 40 9.476 57.604 8.128







0 43,013
0 (43,013)
0 0
- 0 0








0 0 0
0 0 0



0 5.957
0 0
0 2.358
0 8,315



a. Invoices for goods and services will
be signed and date stamped received
upon receipt.
b. As recommended the shipping state-
ments and receipts will be attached to
the invoices and complete documenta-
tion will be done on competitive bids.
3. Contraband Reports
a. Semi-annual Contraband reports for
seizures and forfeitures will be filed with
the Department of Law Enforcement.
which will include the amounts sub-
mitted by the Narcotic Task Force in
their project generated income
4. Payment of Sales Tax
a. Payment for sales tax to the Florida
Department of Revenue on concession
sales has been instituted as of Febru-
ary, 2000.
Sheriff Bruce Varnes
Franklin County
The excerpted audit series will con-
tinue as the workshops begin on
the 2000-2001 county budget dur-
ing June and July 2000. Next: Tax
Collector and Property Appraiser.

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Sheriffs liability funcdwill reinsure through commercial companies. Aggre-
gate coverage provided by the liability fund is $2,500.000 for professional
liability and $2,300,000 for public officials' coverage.
The Franklin County Sheriff provides for automobile liability coverage and
workers' compensation coverage through the Franklin County Board of County
Commissioners. The Board established a risk management program to ad-
minister both its uninsured and insured risk of loss.

8. Contingent Liabilities

Formerjail inmates have filed a number of claims against the Franklin County
Sheriff, principally relating to actions allegedly committed by Franklin County
Sheriff personnel against the inmates. These claims range from alleged bat-
tery to improper seizing of inmates' property. Legal counsel for the Franklin
County Sheriffs insurer is of the opinion that insurance coverage provided is
adequate to eliminate any financial exposure to the Franklin County Sheriffs
office from the resolution of these claims.
The Franklin County Sheriff has been notified of forthcoming litigation con-
cerning alleged unfair labor practices. This is a potential claim covered under
the public officials' liability coverage provided to the Franklin County Sheriff
by the Florida Sheriffs Self-Insurance Fund. The public officials' coverage
offered by the Florida Sheriffs Self-Insurance Fund does not pay awards of
back pay or punitive damages. The actual range of potential loss for the Franklin
County Sheriff is undeterminable at this time.


The Honorable Bruce Varnes
Franklin County Sheriff
Franklin County, Florida
Apalachicola. Florida
We have audited the financial statements of the Franklin County Sheriff as of
and for the year ended September 30. 1999. and have issued our report thereon
dated February 18. 2000.
We have issued our independent auditors' report on compliance and on inter-
nal control over financial reporting based on an audit of financial statements
performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards dated Febru-
ary 18, 2000. Disclosures in that report, if any. should be considered in con-
Sjunction with this management letter.

The Rules of the Auditor General (Section 10.554(1)(e)1.) require that we com-
ment as to whether or not irregularities reported in the preceding annual
financial audit report have been corrected. There were no irregularities dis-
closed in the preceding audit report.

The Rules of the Auditor General (Section 10.554(1)(e)2.) require that we com-
ment as to whether or not recommendations made in the preceding annual
financial audit report have been followed. Our review indicated the Franklin
County Sheriff has implemented the recommendations made in connec-
tion with the audit of the 1997-98 fiscal year, except for those recom-
mendations specifically addressed below.

As required by the Rules of the Auditor General (Section 10.554(1)(e)3.). the
scope of our audit included a review of the provisions of Section 218.503(1).
Florida Statutes. "Determination of Financial Emergency." In connection with
our audit, we determined that the Franklin County Sheriff is not in a state of
financial emergency as a consequence of the conditions described in Section
218.503(1), Florida Statutes.

As required by the Rules of the Auditor General (Section 10.554(1)(e)4.). we
determined that the financial information for the Franklin County Sheriff for
the fiscal year ended September 30, 1999, included in the combined Franklin
County financial report filed with the Department of Banking and Finance
pursuant to Section 218.32, Florida Statutes, is in agreement with the annual
financial audit report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1999.
Status of Prior Year Recommendations

Paiwe 8 9 .Tune 2000


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FWC Airs Fish And

Wildlife Issues At

Pensacola Meeting

Marine fisheries issues dominated
the second half of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC's) May 24-26
meeting in Pensacola.
The Commission also directed
staff to schedule a public hearing
in September on proposed rules
to achieve consistency with recent
federal regulations for Gulf grou-
per. These proposed rules, in-
crease the size limits for gag and
black grouper harvested from
Gulf of Mexico waters to 24 inches
total length for commercial fish-
ermen and 22 inches total length
for recreational fishermen, and
prohibit the sale of gag, black and
red grouper from February 15 to
March 15 each year. Commission-
ers will also consider long-line
ear issues for Gulf grouper
In other action, the Commission
directed staff to develop a rule to
permit the sale of snook finger-
lings and brood stock for the pur-
pose of stocking private ponds
and lakes under certain condi-
tions, and to further allow for the
sale of snook in such ponds on a
pay-to-fish basis. The FWC also
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work plan. Several requests to
review cobia management Were
received from the public during
this discussion.
Commissioners also received re-
ports and public comments on
redfish management, gill netting
of pompano, the status of bay
scallops, Atlantic weakfish and
bluefish, marine life limited entry,
mercury in marine fishes, and
various federal fisheries manage-
ment issues.
Also during the May 24 segment,
Commissioners sorted through a
series of orders, reestablishing
and adjusting acreage on fish
management areas (FMAs), wild-
life and environmental areas
(WEAs) and wildlife management
areas (WMAs).

Shrimp Industry

By Tom Campbell

See Related Article on Page 1
This Issue

County Extension Agent Bill
Mahan coordinated a Shrimp In-
dustry meeting Tuesday, June 6
at 3 p.m. at the Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve to "find out about and dis-
cuss the Gulf and South Atlantic
Fishery Foundation-sponsored
study on knot orientation and
turtle shooter flaps." Mahan, af-
ter the meeting, announced that
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meeting was a success. Benny
Galloway of the Gulf Shrimp
Study explained what the new
study will cover."
Mahan also said that Dave
Harrington discussed "net is-
sues." Some discussion centered
around the fact that dolphins/
porpoises have been "making
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9 June 2000 Page 9

Second Circuit

Court Report ,
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May 15, 2000
The.Honorable J.F. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ethan Way
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger
By Barbara Revell
All persons identified below are innocent until proven otherwise
in a court of law.

Clark, Jennifer: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence and battery. Pretrial conference scheduled for June 19.
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession of vessel with no hull number.
Pretrial conference set for June 19. 2000. Assistant Public Defender appointed
to represent defendant.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and petit theft. Pretrial
conference set for June 19. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Gloner, Michael: Charged with forgery. Defendant entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to the Department of Cor-
rections for 24 months to be followed by 18 months probation. He is to suc-
cessfully complete the DISC Village Program and aftercare, pay $168 restitu-
tion to IGA, $295 fine. He was given credit for 126 days served. Probation to
terminate after conditions are met. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Gordon, James D.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On
March 30. 2000. an officer was dispatched to an altercation in Apalachicola.
The officer observed Chiquetta Martin's ear and mouth bleeding. Martin.
Camina Lee. and Phyllechia Lee all stated that the defendant cut her in the
ear with a box cutter. They further said that the defendant was hitting, her
with his fist. Hearing continued until June 19. 2000. Steiger represented the
Grimsley, Wallace: Charged with grand theft auto. According to the probable
cause report the following allegedly occurred: On April 20. 2000, a vehicle was
stolen form E-Z Serve 4129 in Eastpoint. The complainant, Melissa Garrett.
stated she went inside the store and left the keys in the vehicle. When she
came out of the store her vehicle was gone. A bulletin was put out over the
radio and approximately 15 minutes later an officer observed the vehicle go-
ing east on Hwy 98 from Eastpoint and pursued the vehicle. The officer called
Carrabelle City Police to meet him on Hey 98 to help stop the vehicle. East of
Carrabelle the officer turned on his blue light and the suspect vehicle went
into the westbound lane and almost hit both patrol units and ran three cars
off the road. The officers continued in pursuit and the suspect ran about 10
more cars off the road and tried to ram the patrol cars three more times as the
units attempted to get around him to stop the vehicle. The officers continued
to pursue, at times reaching a speed of over 105 mph. The vehicle was eventu-
ally stopped. The driver was Olin Grimsley Herndon II and the passenger was
Wallace Grimsley. They were arrested and transported to the county jail. At-
torney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: Charged with resisting officer with violence, felony flee-
ing or attempt to elude, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. According to
the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On April 2, 2000,
an officer was at Southern Villas Apartment in Apalachicola to serve a tres-
passing warrant on the defendant. When the officer approached the vehicle
the defendant was standing next to it. The officer advised the defendant to,
"Come here," and the defendant got into the car and sped away. The defen-
dant was stopped at the corner of Airport Road and Brownsville Rd. Pretrial
conference is set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hatfield, Matthew M.: Charged with possession of more than 20 grams of
cannabis. According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly
' occurred: On March 23, 2000, a search warrant was served at the defendant's
residence on Ridge Road in Eastpoint. Cannabis was located in the residence.
Pretrial conference set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.

Heddish, Jennifer: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon,
battery and criminal mischief. According to the probable cause report the
following allegedly occurred: On October 23, 1998, the defendant grabbed
Stacy Dinora by the arm and struck her over the head with a beer bottle
causing the bottle to break. Dinora received a large bruise on her inner left
arm and a knot on her head. The defendant also battered Amber Blevins by
striking her with a closed fist arid kicked the driver's side door to Blevin's
Vehicle dausirtg stiffnmarks and'scritched. Arraignment continued un rlt J n'-
19, 2000. Attorney J; Gordon Shuler representedthid defendant:
Herndon, Olin Grimsley, I : Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude
grand theft of motor vehicle, violation of driver license law and willful wanton
reckless driving. See probable cause for Wallace Grimsley. Pretrial conference
set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Larkin, Avon Blanchard: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. According to the probable cause affidavit the following allegedly oc-
curred: On February 9, 2000, an officer was dispatched to the Subway in
Apalachicola where he met with Arlene Thompson and Belinda Kelliher who
wanted to sign a complaint on the defendants, Judy Rice and Richardo Rivora.
Kelliher stated that Thompson said she was talking to some friends, when
Rice drove by yelling obscenities. Thompson and Kelliher left and defendants,
Rice and Rivrora followed. Whert Kelliher got out of the car.Rice grabbed her
by the hair and pulled her into her car. The defendant had an oyster knife
waving it into Thompson's face telling her to come on and fight. Thompson
then grabbed a hammer to defend herself from the defendant who then opened
the truck and removed a saw type tool and threatened Thompson with it.
Steiger was appointed to represent defendant and arraignment was continued
until June 19, 2000.
Macks, Paul H.: Charged with three counts of worthless checks over $150 at
Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola. Arraignment continued until June 19, 2000.
Steiger represented defendant.
Massey, Michelle D.: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting officer
with violence and petit theft. According to the probable cause affidavit the
following allegedly occurred: On April 7, 2000, at 2:55 am, the victim was
awakened by the defendant. The defendant took a handbag containing check-
books, identification and credit cards. The officer observed the defendant en-
ter an adjacent apartment and the victim positively identified her. The defen-
dant resisted arrest but was subdued and transported to the county jail. Steiger
represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until June 19, 2000.
Mihalich, Nicholas Thomas: Charged with attempted burglary of dwelling.
According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On
March 16, 2000, the victim reported she heard a noise outside of her house
and then at the backdoor. She called law enforcement and the defendant was
arrested at the scene. Attorney William E,. Whitlock represented the defen-

Moody, Mark A.: Charged with dealing in stolen property. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On March 28, 2000.
Tammy Kelley reported that she had some rings stolen from her jewelry store
and that she was told that the defendant attempted to sell the rings. After
further investigation the defendant was arrested. The defendant entered a
. written plea of not guilty and pretrial conference set for June 19, 2000. Attor-
ney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Nowling, Patricia E.: Charged with four counts of possession of a controlled
substance. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On March 23, 2000, a search warrant was served at the defendant's
residence located in Copeland's Trailer Park in Apalachicola. Numerous pre
scription drugs and cannabis were seized and the defendant arrested. Pretrial
conference set for June 19. 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the
Raffield, Devin Diane Dasher: Charged with grand theft. According to the
probable cause affidavit the following allegedly occurred: On February 28.
2000, an officer made contact with Joyce Estes, Bayside Gallery and Florist in
Eastpoint, in reference to the theft of money by one of her ex-employees. Ms.
Estes stated the defendant was employed by,her from December 1999 until
February 3. 2000 and that the defendant made several deposits in which she
filled out deposit slips and that the cash was not deposited in several in-
stances. Ms. Estes estimates her loss to be approximately $3.000..Steiger was
appointed to represent the defendant and arraignment was continued until
June 19, 2000.
Edwards, Ross W.: Charged with felony battery. According to the probable
cause report the following allegedly occurred: On March 31, 2000. an officer
was dispatched to Weems Memorial Hospital and interviewed the victim.

Stephanie Adkinson, who stated tat the defendant followed her making threat-
ening remarks. When she arrived at her friend's house she turned around the
defendant hit her with his fist causing a laceration on her cheek which re-
quired several stitches. Arraignment continued until June 19. 2000.

Arroyo, Thomas: Charged with four counts of burglary of a conveyance and
on count of possession of less then 20 grams/marijuana. Defendant sched-
uled to enter plea on May 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Bass, Christopher Shondell: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to
elude and driving while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial conference con-
tinued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in
stolen property. Pretrial continued until June 19 and trial set for June 21.
2000. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Brown, Tyrone: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude, possession
of cannabis and driving while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial contin-
ued until June 19. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.

Charlton, Anders Devon: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession of cannabis. Pretrial continued until June 19. 2000. Steiger
represented the 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 June 19. 2000. Steiger repre-
sented defendant.
Dixon, Wade O'Dell, Jr.: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of
age. A motion of continuance was filed on May 8. 2000. and was granted.
Pretrial continued until June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Evans, Carl E.: Charged with D.U.I. and driving while license suspended/
felony. Pretrial continued until June 19. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Fedd, Jermaine: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. Jury
trial set for May 17, 2000. On May 17 the jury found defendant to be guilty
and sentencing is scheduled for June 19, 2000.
Hammonds, Glen Paul, Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with a firearm.
Pretrial continued until June 19 and trial set for June 21. 2000. Attorney
William Webster represented the defendant.
Henderson, Ronald L., Jr.: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance. The defendant entered a pla of no contest and was adjudicated guilty.
He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the county jail with credit for
98 days served. Incarceration to be followed by three years of probation to
include successful completion of drug rehabilitation, random urinalysis. $275
fine and $100 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). 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 June 19 and trial set for June 21. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Lee, Michael Lane: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of age
and child abuse. Pretrial continued until June 19. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
McKenzie, Daniel Lee: Charged with burglary of a conveyance. The defen-
dant stipulated to a lesser charge of criminal mischief and entered a plea of
no-contest. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 11 months and 29
days in the county jail with credit for one day served. He is to pay $145 in
court costs. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Messer, Wayne D.: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Pretrial contin-
ued until June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Sanders, Lionel: Charged with principal first degree sale of crack cocaine.
two counts of sale of controlled substance. Pretrial continued until June 19
and trial set for June 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stan: Charged with passing worthless check over $150. Bond en-
treated and capias issued.
Shirah, William Frank: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. A motion for
continuance was filed on May 19, 2000, and was granted. Pretrial continued
until June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Tipton, Miriam: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Pretrial continued until June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Topham, Diane Allen: Charged with possession of crack cocaine. The defen-
dant entered a plea of no, contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail with credit for six days served. Incarceration to be
followed by 18 months probation to include: 180 hours of community service.
$295 fine, $100 to FDLE, no use of illegal drugs or alcohol and substance
abuse evaluation, screening and treatment if required. Steiger represented

Braninen, Herbert Shannon: Charged with sexual battery upon a child un-
der 12 years of age. VOP hearing set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented
Hammond, William: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
VOP hearing set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Kinchen, Charles Augusta: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. Defendant
admitted VOP and was found in violation. Probation reinstated and he was
sentenced to 279 days in jail with credit for 279 days served. He is to pay $800
in restitution. Steiger represented defendant.
Massey, Connie F: Charged with uttering a forged check. VOP hearing set for
June 19, 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Strops, Michael John: Charged with D.U.1 and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. VOP hearing set for June 19, 2000. Steiger represented
Wright,. Bradley L.; Charged with battery. Public Defender"appointed and
hearing continued until June 19, 2000.
Pierce, Harry W.: Charged with possession of cocaine. Public Defender ap-
pointed and hearing continued until June 19, 2000.
Murray, Sonja: Charged with driving with license suspended or revoked. The
defendant admitted VOP and was found to be :in violation. Defendant was
sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for 28 days served. Probation rein-
stated to include not driving without a valid driver's license.
Williams, Angela Renee: Charged with three counts pf passing worthless
bank checks. Admitted to VOP and was found in violation. She was sentenced
to 87 days in jail with credit for 87 days,served. Probation was reinstated and
she is to pay $1148:21:in restitution.


Anderson, Michael James: Charged with burglary of a structure. The defen-
dant admitted VOP and was found in violation. Probation extended for one
year and all prior conditions reimposed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Becton, Prince: Charged' with possession of crack cocaine. The defendant
admitted VOP and was found in violation. He was sentenced to 210- days in
the county Jail with credit for 18 days served. Probation was reinstated. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. The defendant admitted VOP
and was found in violation. He was sentenced to 200 days in jail with credit
for 200 days served to be followed by 18 months probation. All prior Condi-
tions of probation reimposed. Attorney Frank Sheffield represented the defen-
Douds, Tammy Dearin: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The defendant admitted to VOP and was found in violation of probation. She
was sentenced to 120 days in jail with- credit for 120 days served. Probation
extended a year with all prior conditions reimposed. Steiger represented the
defendant. -
Gloner, Michael: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Defendant admit-
ted to VOP and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 476 days in jail
with credit for 476 days served. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the
Henderson, Ronald L. Jr.: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding po-
lice officer and sale of cocaine. The defendant admitted VOP and was adjudi-
cated guilty on the first charge and found in violation on the second charge.
He was sentenced to 11 months 'and 29 days I jail with credit for 98 days.
Probation extended for three years with no illegal drugs or alcohol use. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Key, William Lee: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. The defendant admit-
ted to VOP and was found in violation. He was sentenced to 198 days in jail
with credit for 198 days served. Probation was reinstated and all prior condi-
tions reimposed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Moore, Devan Jerome: Charged with'robbery. The defendant was found in
violation and sentenced to DOC for 13.6 months with credit for 109 days
served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Parramore, Bernard Floyd: Charged with aggravated assault with intent to
commit a felony and battery. The defendant admitted to VOP. Probation ter-
minated. Steiger represented the defendant.
Smith, Jesse G., Jr.: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police
officer. The defendant admitted VOP and was found in violation and adjudi-
cated guilty. He was sentenced to administrative probation for one year. Steiger
represented the defendant.

Smith, Jesse G., Jr.: Charged with D.U.I. and driving with license suspended
or revoked. The defendant entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge of
reckless driving. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 77 days in the
county jail with credit for 77 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Vann, Julian Michael: Charged With possession of a controlled substance
and possession of drug paraphernalia. The defendant admitted to VOP and
was found in violation. He was sentenced to 77 days in jail with credit for T77
days served. He was sentenced to three years, probation with all prior condi-
tions reimposed.
Creamer, Theresa R.: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. A
motion was filed to determine defendant's competency and the defendant was
found incompetent to stand trial. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dixon, Wade O'Dell, Jr.: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of
age. A motion was filed to revoke release and was granted. A capias was is-
sued with no bond. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Steen, Tamera Sue: Restitution hearing. Defendant ordered to pay $1.175
in restitution. Steiger represented the defendant.

Jones, Johnny L.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
arrest with violence and sexual act with a child tinder 16 years of age. A
motion to reestablish bond was denied. An order to show cause was issued for
Allen Cyzon.
Sanders, Harold Wayne: Restitution hearing. The defendant was ordered to
pay $10.000 in restitution to Mary Rule Stewart. Steiger represented the

Application Deadline Is June 15 For

Special-Opportunity Hunts

The June 15 deadline is drawing
near for hunters to apply for per-
mits to hunt one of Florida's pre-
mier spots for deer, wild hogs or
released quail.
Last year, the deadline was June
30, but this year's deadline comes
15 days earlier for Florida's
"special-opportunity hunts." The
hunts take place on the state's
most productive public hunting
lands, and participants have vast
acreage all to themselves. Last
year, special-opportunity hunt
participants enjoyed a 92-percent
success rate and a 69-percent
success rate for wild hogs.
Quail hunts are new this year,
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
expects high hunter success rates
for those 15 hunts to take place

Floridians Urged

To Protect Against


It's that time of year again. The
sky is brighter, the days are
longer, and the flowers are bloom-
ing. And if your allergies aren't too
bad, it's a beautiful time of year
to get the yard back in shape or
just get out and enjoy Florida's
natural wonders. But don't forget
the mosquito repellant.
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health (DOH), along with
other state and local agencies, are
working to detect viral diseases
spread by mosquitoes to humans
or animals. Spring rains often re-
sult in increased mosquito popu-
lations, which can increase the
risk of viral diseases, such as St.
Louis encephalitis (SLE) and.East-
ern equine encephalitis (EEE).
Officials are also on the lookout
for West Nile virus (WNV), which
was identified last fall in humans
and animals in the northeastern
states, but has not been identi-
fied in any southern state. De-
partment of Health Secretary Rob-
ert G. Brooks, M.D., said:
"While West Nile Virus has not
been identified in Florida,
people are encouraged to take
basic precautions to help limit
their exposure to mosquitoes
and prevent encephalitis. Even
if West Nile Virus does not come
to Florida, we will still have a
risk of infections with St. Louis
Encephalitis and Eastern
Equine Encephalitis."
Health care providers and labo-
ratories are required to report all
suspected or confirmed cases of
arbovirus encephalitis and ma-
laria to their county health de-
partment. As a service to health
care providers, the DOH Labora-
tory offers arbovirus (e.g., SLE,
EEE, dengue and WNV) and ma-
laria testing for patients with ap-
propriate symptoms. Arbovirus
infections in people can cause
headache, fever, dizziness, confu-
sion, abnormal movements and

Eastern Equine Encephallitis
Eastern equine encephalitis is a
viral disease that attacks the cen-
tral nervous system of people and
horses. It is spread by mosqui-
toes, which transmit the disease
from infected birds. Transmission
of the disease from horse to horse
or from horse to humans is highly
unlikely. The mortality rate for
infected horses is 50 to 90 per-
cent. Vaccinating horses properly
will prevent them from contract-
ing the disease. Currently, there
is no vaccine available for people
against EEE.
Signs of the disease in horses in-
clude fever, impaired vision, ir-
regular gait, reduced reflexes, in-
ability to swallow, occasional con-
vulsions and death. The disease
is most commonly detected in
horses in Florida from April to
August. Previously unvaccinated
horses should be given two initial
injections of vaccine about 3-4
weeks apart. After initial vaccina-.
tion, all horses should be vacci-
nated twice yearly.

St. Louis Encephalitis

St. Louis encephalitis is a
mosquito-borne viral disease that
causes inflammation and swelling
of the brain. There is no SLE vac-
cine routinely available for people
or horses. Unlike EEE, SLE is rare
in horses in Florida and does not
cause severe clinical signs.
In an average year, Florida typi-
cally experiences a number of
human cases of SLE. Outbreaks
have occurred in Florida, and

tend to occur every seven to ten
years. A large outbreak in 1990
resulted in 223 reported cases
and 13 deaths. A 1997 outbreak
resulted in nine cases with one
death. Outbreaks have histori-
cally occurred in all regions of the

on the Blackwater Carr Unit in the
western Panhandle.
Applications for the deer, wild hog
and quail hunts are available from,
FWC offices or they are available
for downloading from the Internet
at www.state.fl,us/fwc/ (follow
the hunting link).
Sportsmen can submit as many
applications as they wish, but
each must include the $5 appli-
cation fee ($10 for group of two
hunters). The FWC will conduct
a random drawing to select par-
ticipants from the applications it
receives by the deadline. Selected
applicants will be entitled to pur-
chase permits that will cost $50
to $100, depending on the hunt.
Special-opportunity dove hunt
permits will cost $35.50.


Aquaculture, Live

On The Web!

Internet site provides informa-
tion on growing segment of
Florida agriculture
Aquaculture, or the culture of
aquatic species, is one of the fast-
est growing and most exciting seg-
ments of Florida's diverse agricul-
ture industry. The Division of
Aquaculture, created last year
within the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, regulates and promotes the
development of this important in-
dustry in conjunction with proper
management of natural re-
A new Internet web site,
provides valuable information to
those already involved in the in-
dustry, as well as prospective en-
trepreneurs; researchers and the
general public. The site contains
information on the types of
aquatic species being farmed, an
overview of the importance of
aquaculture to Florida, the sta-
tus of shellfish harvesting areas,
procedures for aquaculture farm
certification and lease applica-
tions. Currently users are able to
download and print shellfish har-
vesting area maps. Real-time
maps of shellfish harvesting and
lease data will be added soon.
Aquaculture got its start in
Florida in the early 1920s with the
production of tropical fish. Over
the years, the industry expanded
into a broad range of species in-
cluding aquatic plants, catfish,
hybrid striped bass, alligator,
hard clams, oysters and more.
Much of Florida aquaculture con-
sists of ornamental species-
tropical fish and plants. More
than 800 varieties of ornamental
fish are produced in Florida.
Mainstays include mollies, gup-.
pies, angelfish, tetras and barbs.
More than 500 aquatic plant spe-
cies are grown and sold to en-
hance-the function and aesthet-
ics of aquariums or garden pools
and fountains. Species range from
delicately shaped aquarium
plants, to flowering water lilies, to
submerged wetland grasses,
shrubs and trees.
The fastest growing segment of
Florida aquaculture is the culture
of hard clams on submerged
coastal lands leased from the
state. Florida is now the nation's
top producer of farm-raised hard
clams. Another valuable shellfish
is the American oyster, now cul-
tured on over 500 acres of
state-owned submerged lands
leases located in Apalachicola
The value of Florida's aquaculture
sales ranks third in the nation.
Sales have increased from $35
million in 1987 to $102 million in
1997. More than 800 Florida
aquaculturists produce the great-
est variety of aquatic species of
any state in the nation.
The Division ofAquaculture regu-
lates the aquaculture industry
through numerous programs and
responsibilities. The division:
-Regulates aquaculture facilities
and shellfish processing plants.
-Opens and closes shellfish har-
vesting waters to protect hu-
man health.
-Ensures the continued produc-
tivity of oyster reefs through a
mitigation/restoration pro-
-Issues leases of submerged
state lands for aquaculture.
-Assists industry development
by working on special projects
and providing a forum for
industry-requested research

-Works with the Aquaculture
Review Council, a farmer advi-
sory committee that provides
guidance and input on the an-
nual development of the Florida
Aquaculture Plan.

-Administers programs to pro-
mote industry growth through
production and technical sup-
port, product promotion and
advertising, and financial assis-

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AtiA 10 *Qln ALOET ah

Press Release From Fred W. Thomas

A press release from Bill Thomas
"In September of 1999, Pristine
Oyster.com (POYS) was
approached by the Shandong
Chishan Aquatic Group, Ltd., of
mainland China to open
discussions on a joint venture.
The new company would bejointly
owned, and would harvest,.
process, and market cannonball
jellyfish and other seafood
products. Additionally, the joint
venture company will explore
other marketing opportunities
between Florida and China such
as citrus products, vegetables and
other items.
Both companies understand that
in order to accomplish this goal
there are certain conditions which
must be present, such as China's
entry into the World Trade
Organization and permanent
normal trade relations.
Both companies have agreed to
initiate this project by
establishing a research group in
Florida during August and

September 2000. The Florida
Fishermen's Federation, the State
of Florida and Florida's Federal
Legislative Delegation have been
very supportive related to the
announced joint venture.
Pristine Oyster.com (POYS) is a
publicly traded company. Pristine
Oyster employs 120 people and
is one of' Florida's largest
fresh oyster processors, with
processing facilities in
Apalachicola and Carrabelle,
Florida. They also specialize in
processing a 99% bacteria-free
1/2 shell frozen oyster. This
product is identified as a post
treated product.
Shandong Chishan Aquatic
Group, Ltd. of mainland China is
a divisional corporation that
includes: seafood harvesting and
processing, commercial cold
storage, a fleet of 50 ocean-going
trawlers, as well as other plants
such as a net factory, a fish
powder processing plant, a diesel
engine manufacturing plant,
hotels and a juice processing,
canning and bottling facility."

Joint Venture from Page 1

oyster processors" with facilities
in Apalachicola, Carrabelle and
Eastpoint. As reported in the May
26 issue of the Franklin Chronicle,
"PristineOyster.com processes
fresh live oysters 'harvested in the
Apalachicola Bay by cryogenically
freezing the shucked oyster and
sealing the oyster for freshness
with a water glaze. The IQF freez-
ing process kills 99.9 percent of
the deadly bacteria Vibrio
It was reported in the Chronicle
article that the PristineOyster
company does not "currently have
the freezer facility" it needs. Tho-
mas explained that the option "is
to build that facility either in Port
St. Joe or in Franklin County." He
said that decision would soon
have to be made by the Board of
As reported in that article, Tho-
mas said, "Right now, we are
happy to keep people working
here in Franklin County. Many of
these folks are long-term friends
of mine. I'm happy we've been able
to avoid a crisis in the county."

Harvesters and Processers Change Plan from Page 1.

modify legislation and regulation
that are detrimental to the Gulf
oyster industry."
While anyone is free to commu-
nicate with the two trade groups
meeting this summer to consider
the vibrio vulnificus questions,
the local industry has decided
collectively to defer to the leader-
ship of the GOIC..In turn, that
organization would provide the
"united front" of the Gulf coast
industries and develop liaisons
with potential regulators.
The Gulf Oyster Industry Council
is located at 1039 Toulouse
Street, New Orleans, Louisianna
70112. Mr. Al Sunseri is the
Reprinted below is the GOIC
policy statement on traditional
raw oysters and post harvest
treatment processes for oysters to
be consumed on the half shell:
The Gulf Oyster Industry
Council (GOIC) believes that
the consumption and sales
of raw traditional oysters is
safe and must be maintained
at oyster bars throughout

the United States.
Pdst-harvest treatments
(PHT) that meet rigorous sci-
entific standards can provide
the high-risk consumer with
an option when eating oys-
ters on the half-shell. The
GOIC supports research and

development of PHT pro-
cesses that may reduce
concerns in certain high-risk
individuals that choose to
consume raw shellfish, but
maintains that consumers
should be able to choose
among traditional raw oys-
ters and post-harvest treated
oysters when eating them on
the half-shell.

The GOIC believes that edu-
cational efforts, that include
the assistance of physicians,
pharmaceutical companies,
and targeted education ef-
forts with high-risk con-
sumer groups are vital com-
ponents to informing high-
risk individuals. In addition,
advisory messages will be re-
quired in 1998 on shellfish

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Overall, the GOIC believes
that the Interstate Shellfish
Sanitation Conference (ISSC)
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decrease the number of con-
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Carrabelle City from Page 1

make sure it is compatible with
the City sewer system.

City Cable
Commissioners turned down a
proposition for a city-owned cable
system made by Charles Summer,
saying "Not at this time."

Site Plan Approved
Commissioners approved a
sketch of a site plan for Block A
Lot 22, Baywood Estates, pre-
sented by Nita Molsbee acting as
agent for owner James Spencer.

First Reading Of New
City Clerk Beckey Jackson gave
a first reading on a proposed or-
dinance number 278 for rezoning
16.9 acres at U.S. 98 and River
Road from R 5 Limited residen-
tial district to C-1, Mixed use.
First reading was also made on a
proposed ordinance rezoning and
changing the land use on Lot 23,
Block A of Baywood Estates lo-
cated in Fractional Section 17,
Township 7 South, Range 4 West
Carrabelle from Agriculture-Con-
servation to R-1 single family.

In Other Business
Commissioners turned down a
request from James Urban to con-
struct a hangar at the Carrabelle-
Thompson Airfield.
Commissioners tabled an item for
money for fireworks to make a
display at the Parade of Lights to
be held on December 9, 2000.
A discussion of possible guide-
lines for office and employee pro-
cedures was also tabled. Commis-
sioner Rita Preston said that As-
sistant City Clerk Vicki
Summerhill had a suggestion on,
checks and balances with the
The Mayor received authorization
to sign all documents necessary
to execute documents of convey-
ance of the Crooked River Light-
house to the City of Carrabelle by
the Department of the Interior,
Lands and Parks Service.
Approval was given to a resolu-
tion number 08-2000 setting fees
and cut-off dates for submission
of special exceptions, variances
and appeals to the Board of Ad-
justment and setting require-
ments for applications.
The commissioners decided to
turn down the formation of a
Front Porch Florida Neighborhood
Committee because of time con-
straints but also agree to review
it in the future.
At first the commissioners seemed
to be amenable to the Carrabelle
Area Chamber of Commerce re-
quest to take over the repainting
ard maintenance of the phone
booth dubbed the "Smallest Po-
lice Station in the World," but
changed their minds when Com-
missioner Rita Preston said that
she felt it was a city duty to fi-
nance and take care of this tour-
ist attraction.
James Moore was released from
his one-year probation to be a full-
time employee.
The following dates, July 10 and
July 24, are set for workshops on
the 2000-2001 city budget.

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