Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: July 7, 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 9, Number 14


July 7 20, 2000

George Chapel Tops List Of Relay

For Life Awards


This Issue
12 Pages

FFWCC Computers....... 2
Editorial & Commentary
..................... 3, 4, 5 & 6
FCAT Scores ................ 6
Audit Excerpts............. 7
FCAN ........................... 8
Missionary Couple ....... 9
Bookshop .................. 10
Proposed Water Rates 11
Second Circuit Court
........................... 11, 12


CPAA Gets Tempurary Injunction

On New Member s

By Tom Campbell
There were many recipients of
awards at the Special Relay for
Life Dinner at The Hut in
Apalachicola June 20, but top-
ping the list of volunteers was
PresidertGeorge Chapel. He was -.
honored for being "Unit President
for 17 years."
Many of the guests at the special
dinner were late arriving, because
of a three-car accident on the St.
George Island bridge which
blocked traffic off the island for
an hour. Eventually all the guests
did arrive, but the incident dem-
onstrated that a new bridge is
much needed.
The American Cancer Society's
Franklin County Unit celebrated
its Relay For Life Wrap-Up Party,
"especially proud of the fact that
$31,500-plus was raised in
President George Chapel was pre-
sented with a Holy Bible signed
by many of the guests who were
present at the dinner. He also re-
ceived a plaque, honoring him for
his 17 years as Unit President. He
later laughingly said, "They don't
really know how many years I've
been President, and I don't know
either. But it's a wonderful plaque
and very kind of them to do this."
On the program for the evening
were Don Banta, Charles Scott
and Jennifer Ruic. Loraine
Browne gave recognition and
awards to Corporate Sponsors:
$750 Premier Sponsor-Gulf
State Community Bank; $500
Gold Sponsor-Apalachicola
State Bank; $500 Gold Sponsor-
Gulfside IGA, Apalachicola; $500
Survivor Sponsor-Apalachicola
State Bank; $350 Silver Spon-
sor-Apalachicola Fire Depart-
ment; $350 Silver Sponsor-
Garlick Environmental; Media
Sponsor-Apalachicola Times
and WOYS Oyster Radio Station.
Recognizing teams and individu-
als for their fund-raising efforts
were Betty Banta and Ninona
Barber. Courage Award was pre-
sented by Erline Hall. Recogni-
tion/Donations were handled by
James Hamilton, Barbara Bellew
and Janelle Paul. Team Picture
Plaques were presented by Jean
Roberts and Loraine Browne.
Gulf State Community Bank and
Apalachicola State Bank received
a great many accolades.
Goods and services were donated
by a great many people, and the
list of awards included: Amerigas,
Apalachicola Seafood Grill and
Steak, Apalachicola Gulfside IGA,
Apalachicola International Avia-
tion, Blue Parrot," Steve Boat-
wright, Dink Braxton. Breakaway
Restaurant, Broken Chain.
Burger King, Carline Riverfront
Restaurant, Carolyn's Restau-
rant, Carrabelle IGA, Randy Cook.
Also, Coombs House Inn,
Coulter/Midway Seafood,
Quention Creamer, Delores Sweet
Shop, Eastpoint Voluntary Fire
Department, Eckerd's. Franklin
Chronicle, Franklin County Base-
ball.League, Franklin County
Press, Franklin County Road De-
partment and Work Camo.

Fulmer Market, and Serita Gay.
Also, Gibson Inn, Gulf State Com-
munity Bank, Marjorie Hall, Don
Hammock, Kelley Funeral Home,
Maxwell Tire and Battery, Moseley
Inc., Gene Osburn, Owl Cafe, Pam
Nobles s.,,t5.tqcio.,.Papa .Pizza,
Pendleton's Citgo-Service Center,'
Piggly Wiggly, Riverside Seafood,
Rosalius Seafood, Jennifer Ruic,
Seafood Reef, Rev. Charles Scott,
Seahorse Gift and Florist,
Sharon's Place, Jimmy Silva, SGI
Voluntary Fire Department,
Tamara's, Taylor's Building Sup-
ply, That Place on 98, The Hut
Restaurant, The Red Top Cafe,
Tropical Traders, Tim Turner,
Buddy Ward and Sons Seafood,
Tommy Ward, Water Street Sea-
food. Inc., Willoughby R. Marks
Post 106 American Legion, Andy
Many times it was said, "So many
people raised so much money. We
are thankful to each and every
one of those people." It was
pointed out that, per capital,
Franklin County did better than
the larger cities in raising
$31,500-plus. It was a grand oc-
casion for Franklin County, dem-
onstrating what can be done when
all the citizens work together.

Marilyn Walker, Head, Emergency
Medical Services atWeems, de-
scribed the new technology as
their "cool tool." In a short narra-
tive, she described what the new
Physio Control Life Pak 12 will do.
Suppose'you are a person seized
with massive chest pains, and the
Franklin County ambulance is
called. Emergency Medical Tech-
nicians and Paramedics arrive on
the scene, evaluate the patient,
and determine that you must get
to the hospital. Your heart-
beat is very irregular and
After you are placed inside any
Franklin County ambulance,
leads from the Life Pak are placed
at appropriate points on your per-
son so heart rate and other vari-
ables are recorded by the unit.
The data come into the Life Pak,
making a "picture" of the heart,
literally an E.K.G. While the am-
bulance is enroute to the hospi-

By Rene Topping
Attorney Ann Cowles reported at
the regular meeting of the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority (CPAA), held on June 27,
that she had been successful in
filing an injunction against the
City of Carrabelle on their ap-
pointment of four new members
to the CPAA. CPAA Attorney
Cowles said she had filed the tem-
porary injunction June 16 and
that the first time that it can be
heard will be sometime in late
Among other alleged causes, the
injunction questions the fact that
at the Carrabelle regular City
meeting held on June 1, the City
commissioners voted Donald
Wood, Richard Molsbee, William
Massey and Sid Winchester to
seats on the Authority.
The item had been brought up by,
Police Commissioner Raymond
Williams as part of the
"Commissioner's Reports" and did
not appear on the agenda for the
meeting, and only 50 seconds was
taken on the matter.
In other causes that the injunc-
tion should prevail the attorney
asserted that:
1) The CPAA is a special depen-
dent district created in 1986 by.
the Legislature and its purpose
was to promote long-range devel-
2) The legislation was formulated
with the intent that the terms be
staggered, 3 members appointed
by the Governor and 4 by the City
of Carrabelle, and the terms be-
ing 1-, 3- and 4-year terms.
3) The staggering of terms would
reasonably be intended to prevent
the wholesale turnover in mem-

tal, the data are digitized and
transmitted to a receiving device
at Weems.
The Emergency Room Physician
at Weems reads the data and con-
sults with a Cardiologist, if
needed. The receiver prints out
the vital signs on its fax unit, and
immediately the doctor is able to
determine what problem exists
and he makes a recommended
course of action to be taken by
the paramedics onboard the mov-
ing ambulance. By the time you
and the ambulance arrive at
Weems, the patient is stabilized
and the appropriate treatment
has begun.
The Life Pak has provided a
life-saving channel directly to the
physician so the appropriate pro-
tocol can be placed into operation
while you are still in the moving
vehicle. If you need some shock

Continued on Page 10

4) A vacancy during a term of of-
fice shall be filled by a vote of the
remaining members of the Au-
thority for the balance of that term
except in an involuntary removal.
5) There has been no involuntary
removal since 1985.
6) The City may only appoint a
new member to the Authority at
the end of a four-year term, ex-
cept for an involuntary removal.
7) On June 1, 2000, the City Com-
mission voted unanimously to ap-
point the following four people to
the Authority: Donald Wood, Ri-
chard Molsbee, William Massey
and Sid Winchester.
8) On June 4, 2000, there were
only 2 expired terms open on the
Auithority to which the City could
appoint new members.
9) On June 5, 2000, the City un-
lawfully notified four members of
the authority that their services
would no longer be needed, via
U.S. Mail. Only two of the mem-
bers terms are expiring.
10) There are only two possibili-
ties in these actions-either the
City is unlawfully trying to fill two
positions which are not vacant or
they are trying to fill vacancies
which are the Governor's seats to
fill-an action which has.occurred
on at least one prior occasion.
11) The appointment of the four
was not on the agenda at which it
occurred. It was done during
Commissioner's reports by Police
Commissioner Raymond Williams
and took only 50 seconds to be

12) Contrary to prior practice and
precedent, the positions were not
advertised, no letters of interest
were solicited, and no other citi-
zens were allowed to express an
interest in being considered for
the positions.

13) The CPAA is currently at the
end of a process of soliciting po-
tential lessees of Thompson Field,
the Carrabelle Airport. With the
Governor's new appointments it
amounts to a whole new Author-
ity, which would be extremely
detrimental to adequate function-
ing of the Authority.

14) Two of the city's appointments
are of questionable suitability to
hold public office, as will be
shown at the hearing on the mer-
15) If the City's unlawful appoint-
ments are allowed to be seated
prior to a full hearing of the mer-
its of the case, the Authority and
the interests if the citizens of
Franklin County and ofCarrabelle
will be irreparably harmed in the
following ways.
a) The City will be allowed to
circumvent the Court's recent
findings in City of Carrabelle
v. Bevis and Carrabelle Port
and Airport Authority, Case
number 99-0096-CA, in
which the Court says, "Tnh
CPAA controls all other gov-'
ernment processes related to
Timber Island and these pre-
mises, including permitting,
development approval, etc. as
the governing entity forTim-
ber Island." "The City is an
(sic) nominal under the sub-
lease, with no legal authority
to act or govern, concerning
Timber Island pursuant to
said special act, which made
the CPAA the governing en-
tity for Timber Island ... the
only interest the City had in
the 1991 sublease pertained
to certain grants 'it had re-
ceived for Timber Island ... all
grants have been completed,

Continued on Page 9

Governor Stone Day In Apalachicola
Story on Page 9

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Franklin Oystermen Meet With

Lt. Gov. Brogan

On Thursday, June 22, a group of Franklin Oyster 'harvesters met
with Lt. Governor Brogan at the Capitol (Tallahassee) to alert the
administration about their concerns over the Vibrio vulnificus bacte-
ria and new regulations that threaten to close down Apalachicola Bay
to harvesting.
The meeting was set up through the offices of Representative Al
Lawson, and led by David Heil, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Aquaculture
Environmental Services, in the State of Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
The specter of more regulation, possibly involving some closure of
harvesting areas, has been stimulated by other forces operating on
the Federal Food and Drug Administration in Washington, the White
House, and some members of Congress with the aim of reducing the
incidence of deaths occurring among persons predisposed to illness
due to medical problems connected with liver disease and other health
problems after eating raw oysters.
Heil paraphrased his remarks from a draft Risk Management Plan
prepared before a recent meeting of the Interstate Shellfish Sanita-
tion Conference. A second conference of fishers and processors of

Franklin County fishermen and political figures in
conference with Lt. Governor Frank Brogan.
seafood will be held in July in Arizona, and this meeting is expected
to fornmlize a plan that would influence Federal policy on the entire
issue. A number of Franklin County fishermen and processors will
be attending that conference.
In the meantime, local harvesters and processors sought help from
the Florida political administration, first by educating Mr. Brogan on
the issues, and second, developing a strategy or strategies to help
avoid the threat of bay closures. In Franklin County, the net limita-
tion and recent closures of the paper mill in Port St. Joe have affected
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Brogan Aide, Jimmy Mosconis and (far right) David Heil.
the local economy, and bay closures would considerably inhibit the
local economy even further.
The Risk Management Plan will apply to any state having two or more
confirmed shellfish-borne Vibrio vulnificus illnesses traced to the
consumption of commercially harvested raw or undercooked oysters
that originated from the waters of that state. The Vibrio Management
Committee (under the rubric of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation
Conference) will develop and implement the risk management plan,
which will include (1) developing education and consumer informa-
tion programs, (2) pre-harvest controls to reduce Vibrio vulnificus
levels in shellstock and (3) post-harvest controls. The goals for 2005
would be to reduce the rate of illnesses by 40 per cent, and by 2007,by
60 per cent. The baseline data for measuring goal attainment will be
compiled by the Southeast Regional Office of the U. S. Food and Drug
Administration, beginning with 2001 data. The document also speci-
fied certain minimum efforts to be put into operation such as time
and temperature requirements to be observed by certified dealers;
study of dockside icing, and, if results are favorable, implementing
dockside icing requirements; providing incentives to add refrigera-
tion capacity to harvesting vessels; and supporting the development
of new technologies.
If goals are not attained, on January 2008, affected states must imple-
ment one or more of the following control strategies.
(a) .Labeling oysters when water temperatures reach a certain level
(650 Fahrenheit is being discussed);

(From left to right) Al Lawson, Anita Gregory, Bevn Putnal
and Alan Pierce.
(b) Requiring post-harvest treatment when water temperatures ex-
ceed a certain level (650 Fahrenheit is being discussed);
(c) Closing growing areas when water temperatures exceed a certain
level (65 Fahrenheit is being discussed);
(d) Labeling shellfish "For shucking and cooking only" based on Vibrio
vulnificus levels in meats;
(e) Requiring post-harvest treatment based on levels ofVibrio vulnificus
in meats at harvest;
(f) Closing growth areas based on Vibrio Vulnificus levels in meats at
(g) Labeling oysters "For shucking and cooking only" during certain
(h) Requiring post-harvest treatment during certain months;
(i) Closing certain shellfish growing areas during certain months.

Kendrick Submits Resignation
On June 28, 2000, Will Kendrick, qualifying as a candidate for this
On June 28, 2000, Will Kendrick, office should contact the Franklin
School Board Member of District office shouldcontact the Franklin
ool Boattedd hi er es of District County Elections Office located at
2 submitted. his resignation to the Franklin County Courthouse,
Governor Jeb Bush. Theresigna- 33 Market St., Suite 100,
tion will become effective Novem- Apalckoa, F
ber 8, 2000, pursuant to FS Apalachicola, FL 32320 or call
ber 8, 2000, pursuant to FS 850-653-9520 for further
99.012, which allows him to hold information.
office until the first day following
the General Election. The qualifying period for this of-
fi. wi,, ll Jib..- T.i 17 fintil

The resignation of Mr. Kendrick
will create a vacancy in the office
of School Board Member District
2. This term of office will be for a
two-year term. Registered voters
oi District 2 who are interested in

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Elections Office if you require fur-
ther information, at 653-9520.

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By Pam Rush
The second annual Miss Fire
Cracker pageant was hosted by
The Franklin County Adult Lit-
eracy Program, Friday, June 30,
at the Eastpoint Firestation. All
proceeds from the pageant will be
donated to the fire department.
The contestants were Bonnie
"Baby" Varnes, Pamela "Primrose
Pollyanna" Rush, Brittney
"Brittenela" Smith, Kristin
"Kristella" Coulter, Bonnie
"Bonella" Segree, Sharon "Cora
Sue" Shiver and Wesley "Sandra
Lee" Creamer. Winner for the sec-
ond year in a row was Bonnie
Varnes. She danced to the tune
"Every Woman." First runner-up
was Wesley Creamer who enter-
tained the crowd with a dance to.
the song "Queen Of The Night."
Second runner-up was Brittney
Smith, who did the Rumba to the
tune of "Jamaica Farewell,"
played on the keyboard by her
grandmother Bonnie Segree. A"
un time was had by all.

High School

Diplomas For

WWII Veterans
By Tom Campbell
On June 5, 2000, Governor Jeb
Bush signed into law a bill that
awards a high school diploma to
veterans of World War II who left
high school to serve their coun-
try. This recognition of the men
and women who sacrificed their
education for the future of
America is late in coming. Fifty
years is a long time to wait.
To be eligible for the diploma the
veteran must have:
* Been honorably discharged from
any branch of the Armed Forces.
* Enrolled in high school between
1937 and 1946 anywhere in the
* Been scheduled to graduate
from high school between 1941
and 1950.
* Been inducted into the Armed
Forces between September 16,
1940 and December 31, 1946.
The veteran must complete an
application form to apply for the.
diploma. These forms are avail-'
able from the Veteran's Service
Office or through the Department
of Education, Division of:
Workforce Development.
Florida Education Commissioner
Tom Gallagher said, "This effort
to honor our veterans ... is a small
but overdue gesture of Florida's
gratitude for the contributions
these individuals made in the
name of freedom."
Sen. George Kirkpatrick, Senate
sponsor of the bill, said, "While
we will never be able to say it
enough, this is another chance to
say 'thank you' (to those veter-
House sponsor Rep. Howard
Futch said, "This is an action that

Computer Consultant Files
Affidavit In Leon County Court
On March 2nd, J. Patrick Floyd,
a Port St. Joe attorney represent-
ing bait fishermen, filed a public
records request to make copies of
the hard drives in computers used
by personnel of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FFWCC).
The request for such data was to
attempt to find out why the
FFWCC ended a study of bait fish-
eries after only one year. The Leg-
islature chartered the study for
three years.
Floyd hired a computer consult-
ant, Anton Hajducek, Jr., also a
former employee of the FFWCC,
to reconstruct copies of the hard
drives on computers used by the
Executive Director Allan Egbert,
Russell Nelson, and )many other
key personnel.
One day after receiving the Pub-
lic Information Request from at-

should have been done long ago-
to provide high school diplomas
to our World War II veterans who,
for one reason or another, were
unable to complete their high
school studies. The life experi-
ences of (these) veterans is suffi-
cient to justify this action."
Veterans interested in receiving
their diplomas may contact Cat
Mills, Department of Veterans Af-
fairs, at 772-319-7432.
Franklin County School Superin-
tendent Brenda Galloway said, "I
strongly, recommend that our vet-
erans apply for their high school
diploma." She said her office
would assist in any way possible.
The act took effect July 1, 2000,
and reports indicate there may be
a. ceremony scheduled later to
honor those veterans who receive
their high school diplomas
through this current effort.

Carrabelle to Host
State Meeting

Carrabelle Lighthouse Association
(CLA) President Barbara Revell
announced last week that the CLA
will be hosting the statewide
Florida Lighthouse Association
meeting on January 20, 2001. An
average of about 180 people
usually attends the meetings. The
meeting will be held at the Senior
Citizen Center in Carrabelle.
Ms. Revell said, "This is quite an
honor to host this meeting and it
should be an economic boost for
all of Franklin County. We are
excited to be hosting the event."
Tom Taylor, president of the
Florida Lighthouse Association,
.announced recently that Ms.
Revell was elected to the position
of Commissioner for District 4 of
the Florida Lighthouse Associa-
tion. District 4 includes light-
houses from St. Marks to
Pensacola. She will act as an ad-
vocate and liaison between the
lighthouse associations and the
Florida Lighthouse Association.

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torney Floyd, Alan Egbert's com-
puter was reformatted with spe-
cial software making information
nonrecoverable the day after the
Floyd memo was received. An in-
ternal memo, reproduced on page
3, was sent to all employees ad-
vising them to remove all "inap-
propriate e-mail."
Hajducek's affidavit also stated.
"...certain files and other informa-
tion not claimed to be exempt
from the Public Information Re-
quest under Chapter 119 were
altered, deleted and/or removed
from the computer hard drives
"mirrored" by the FWC before the
"mirroring" was conducted by the
FWC. ." He also stated under
oath, "Internet cookies (pieces of
information that are created on
an individuals computer o track
and count internet website ac-
cess, user, preferences and user
history) and history settings and
content were then checked and it
was discovered that the original
settings of 20 days had been
changed to 0 and only 3 cookies
were visible, indicating that the
installation of the "Guard Dog"
had been active and successful in
deleting information before the
Part of Hajducek's inspection was
to determine the use of outside
e-mail accounts. Some of the
e-mail text has been recovered,

Programming star
channels a

ranging from discussion and re-
sponse to personal ads to official
interaction between coworkers
and public fishing entities. More-
over, the FWC denied access to all
network folders, mapped network
drives, and shared network/
e-mail files, which had been re-
quested by Floyd's representative
but refused.
Mr. (Russell) Nelson was using at
least three outside email accounts
... for both public and private
business. Hajducek's analysis
continued, "...I found several in-
stances of Web surfing to sites
ranging from sites used for per-
sonal gain (such as, E-trade for
stock transfers), determined to
have been implemented from his
office on his State computer, to
surfing XXX-Rated sites ... that
Mr. Nelson, as well as some co-
workers (apparently) have mem-
berships in..." "Extensive recov-
ery methods were utilized because
in the case of Mr. Nelson's com-
puter there was evidence of wip-
ing, deleting and altering of set-
tings and files..." Files deleted or
removed from Mr. Nelson's com-
puter "...seem to be information
strictly concerning saltwater fish-
eries management in such areas
as seatrout issues, tarp seine is-
sues, internal Florida Marine Re-
search Institute policies and
agendas, as well as FWC Policies
and agendas."

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Southeastern Fisheries Association Inc.
48th Annual Convention
Key West, Florida
June 9, 2000

President Dennis Henderson's
Report To The Membership
Good Morning:
I have heard it said many times that the year you serve as SFA Presi-
dent is one of the fastest ever. Truer words were never spoken.
It seems like just a few months ago we were in Howey-In-The-Hills
talking about the previous year and planning for this one. Here we
are again, for the 48th time, in a meeting room full of survivors. This
truly is an industry full of tough men and women who don't believe
we are the last of the "hunters and gatherers" and therefore must be
removed from a technological society. We do not accept that.
At last year's convention, Penny Dalton, head of NMFS, was with us.
Penny has one of the most difficult jobs in government, yet she has
survived her first year well. During the year she made some needed
personnel changes which will enable better communications between
the agency and industry. She is in a training school this year and has
sent her able administrator Dr. Bill Hogarth to represent the agency.
Immediately following last year's meeting, SFA and a host of organi-
zations concerned with the gag grouper management plan launched
an all-out war on the grouper science being used. Numerous hear-
ings were held, including a very heated one in Panama City on June
23rd where over 70 fishermen and dealers gathered to hear a scien-
tific and economic debate. This meeting was a turning point for the
grouper fishermen and dealers. After this meeting they had a seat at
the table.
SFA helped organize and direct the Florida Offshore Fishing Consor-
tium for over six months before it was dissolved. FOFC served a great
purpose and helped fund some important peer review of NMFS sci-
ence. We fought back Coastal Conservation Association proposals for
a 5-month closed season on sale of grouper and their recommenda-
tions for a size increase for the commercial sector only. It seems their
idea of conservation is to remove commercial fishermen and there-
fore seafood except for boaters. We were successful in reducing a
666-square mile Marine Preserve to two smaller ones.
SFA continues pushing NMFS for certification of a soft net that we
know reduces turtle capture and doesn't lose much shrimp. We think
the Andrews soft ted is a law enforcement problem and that is why it
hasn't been approved. It is not a conservation and management situ-
ation. We hope Dr. Hogarth will continue to work with us on this
certification effort so we can once again use a turtle excluder device
that helps the food producers as well as the animals.
SFA continued applying pressure to increase law enforcement in closed
shrimping areas. The leaders of SFA's shrimp section are well aware
of the worldwide efforts being made by the radical fringe of the envi-
ronmental movement to prohibit bottom trawling and the use of any
type of gear that touches the habitat. We support essential fish habi-
tat, for without it there are no fish. However, we oppose groups who
would use the legitimate issue of protecting essential fish habitat for
hidden illegitimate motives. We have been shrimping with otter trawls
in many offshore areas for over 90 years and the biodiversity is still
there as well as the sustainable harvest.
There is a bill in Congress, H.R. 4046, by Congressman Gilchrist of
Maryland, calling for a zero bycatch in all fisheries. An impossible
goal to attain. SFA has contacted all Florida Congressmen and asked
them not to sign on this bill as a co-sponsor. Bob Jones will talk
about this bill in more detail tomorrow.
There is also a national effort to require Vessel Monitoring Systems
(VMS) on commercial vessels and to require mandatory observers on
any commercial fishing vessel selected. SFA wonders if the VMS is
going to be so helpful in law enforcement as well as data gathering,
then shouldn't it also be required for recreational vessels as well? The
commercial fishing vessels are those that provide the non-boaters
with a share of their resource. Why penalize them with expenses and
invasion of privacy? SFA knows there is a better way than passing a
federal rule calling for "Big Brother" to climb on board our vessels.
We oppose mandatory VMS.
SFA's Board adopted a resolution this year asking for a $200,000
appropriation for the Aquatic Foods Lab in Gainesville. Through a lot
of hard work we were able to get $100,000 in the Legislative Budget
but it was vetoed by Governor Bush. These minimal funds pay for 2+
technicians that work toward keeping a safe seafood supply in Florida.
We are disappointed this needed item was cut. We will try again next
Our most bitter struggle has been over the continuation of the tar-
paulin bait nets. These environmentally friendly nets were autho-
rized by the Florida legislature as a 3-year pilot program in North-
west Florida. If ever there was an example of lack of due process, the
tarp seine issue is it. I won't detail all that has gone on but will say
this battle has spawned litigation and is the genesis for the most
extensive Freedom of Information Request ever made to a state agency.
Suffice to say that the computer consultant, who is very qualified in
forensic recovery methods, has already recovered several hundred
public documents that were deleted or wiped after the Freedom of
Information Request was filed with the Fish & Wildlife Conservation

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Commission on March 2, 2000. Destruction of public records is un-
acceptable in a democratic society and must be stopped.
On a more positive note, Governor Bush did nominate some
well-qualified commercial types for the Fishery Management Coun-
cils. For the Gulf Council he submitted the names of Karen Bell and
Bobby Spaeth and for the South Atlantic he submitted Tony larocci.
We trust NMFS will try to keep the representations on the Councils
as balanced as possible.
I made a trip to Tallahassee and the Florida legislature this year and
a trip to Washington DC for meetings with our Congressional leaders.
Both trips were rewarding. SFA has a lot of friends both in Tallahas-
see and Washington, which holds us in good stead. Forty-eight years
fighting for the commercial fishing industry creates a lot of friends.
It has been a pleasure serving you this year. My thanks to Bob Jones,
Malinda Usina Jones, Marie Mills .and Michael Johnson, who do an
outstanding job year after year representing us in the trenches and
in the halls of wisdom. Thank you.
Dennis Henderson

The Southeastern Fisheries Association
Asks: Is The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission Giving Due Process?
In the minds of the tarp baitfish fishermen the answer is NO. As has
been reported in the press and is common knowledge among the in-
dustry, a Freedom of Information Request was filed by Attorney Patrick
Floyd on behalf of his clients asking for public records from FWCC.
From what the computer technician consultants have reported, as
many as 1,000 files 'may have been destroyed by employees of FWCC
after March 2, 2000, which was the date the Freedom Of Information
Request was delivered to FWCC by Attorney Floyd. Since the creation
of FWCC, there have been no more briefing books or papers distrib-
uted prior to Commission meetings so that if a person is to comment
on an issue, he/she must pick up a briefing paper at the back of the
room during the Commission meeting and within a few minutes or
hours, be ready to speak for the 3 minutes the commission gives for
public input from the fishermen. Hardly due process in America.
Here is an internal memo sent to FWCC personnel that placed the
suspicion on the FWCC in the electronic cover-up.

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2000 : 2:15 PM
Sandy Porter has requested the following information to be gathered by
Andrena, from everyone in the Bureau of Office Operations.
Please verify that all inappropriate e-mail has been deleted from your
computerss. Please reply to me ASAP, via e-mail.
Thank you.

The "alert" from Southeastern Fisheries to Attorney General Bob

To: The Honorable Bob Butterworth, Attorney General
From: Bob Jones, Southeastern Fisheries Association
Subject: Government in the Sunshine, Chapter 119
Date: June 26 2000
Cc: Dr. Allan Egbert, Mr. Patrick Floyd, Mr. Steve Bornhoft
Good afternoon General:
Please be aware that we are concerned that the Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission has not been totally forthcoming in providing all the public records
that have been requested under a Freedom of Information Request filed on
behalf of tarp net bait fishermen by their attorney Patrick Floyd.
These licensed bait fishermen are members of Southeastern Fisheries Asso-
ciation and we have been trying to help them save their businesses and con-
tinue the scientific pilot program authorized by the Florida Legislature.
I sent an e-mail to Governor Bush on May 18, 2000 spelling out my concerns
and he in turn asked the FWCC to respond. Dr. Allan Egbert responded as
you can see from this fax. I in turn have responded to him and thought you
should be privy to this situation concerning a very important state policy,
which is, public records held in trust by state agencies belong to the people.
Thank you for your interest.

Voter Registration
"If you want your vote to register be sure to register to vote."
The registration books for the upcoming Fall Elections will
close on the following dates:

First Primary
Second Primary
General Election

August 7, 2000
September 5, 2000
October 10, 2000

You may register to vote in person at the Franklin County
Supervisor of Elections Office or call 653-9520 and a voter
registration application will be mailed to you. A voter is no
longer required to register in person. Applications are
available at all local post offices, banks and other govern-
mental agencies. For further information on registering to
vote or if you need to make a change to your registration
call 653-9520 or visit the local Elections Office at the Franklin
County Courthouse. If your group or organization would like
to sponsor a voter registration drive please contact the
elections office.

Doris Shiver Gibbs
Franklin County
Supervisor of Elections

Then, a letter from the FWCC:

June 14,2000
Mr. Bob Jones, Executive Director
Southeastern Fisheries Association. Inc.
Mount Vernon Square
1118-B Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-6287
Dear Mr. Jones:
We have been asked by the Governor's office to respond to your e-mail of May
18. 2000.
At the outset, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has not im-
properly withheld information relatifig to a March 2. 2000 public records re-
quest from Mr. Patricia Floyd. The Commission is fully responding to this
request which involves reproduction of voluminous records of Commission
employees., including copies of personal computer hard drives and e-mail
accounts. Compliance withthis request has required substantial time and
effort from managerial and professional employees, computer administrators
and legal staff. To compound the complexity of this task. there is anactive
criminal investigation pending as to the source of an illegal e-mail message
sent to Commission employees on February 22. 2000. The Commission has
never directed or allowed its staff in any way to improperly or illegally delete
any records subject to disclosure.
SIn this case, some records are required to be withheld under specific exemp-
tions of the Public Records Act. Chapter 119. Florida Statutes. The withhold-
ing of exempt records has been done in consultation with and under the Su-
pervision of the Commission's legal counsel. On two occasions. Mr. Floyd has
sought to compel production of "deleted" records. In each case. Circuit Judge
Nikki Clark has upheld the actions and procedures of the Commission. re-
fused to compel the unnecessary use of depositions and found no violations of
the Public Records Act. In light of the court's rulings and its careful supervi-
sion of compliance with the public records request, your charge that the Com-
mission is illegally withholding information is without merit.
Your e-mail suggests that the tarp seine pilot program is the issue. If so. the
Commission at all times has made available all agency records or information
relating to tarp seines and has never acted in any way to frustrate the disclo-
sure of this information. However, we believe that, in nearshore or inshore
Florida waters, the use of tarp seines which exceed 500 square feet is prohib-
ited under Article X, Section 16, Florida Constitution. Section 370.093(2).
Florida Statutes, and Commission rules. The Florida Legislature specifically
prohibited this gear in 1997 in Chapters 97-160 and 97-164. Laws of Florida.
However, we recognize that, in the same law, the Legislature authorized the
use of tarp seines in a limited three-year pilot program, allowing only seven
permitees to take baitfish in six panhandle counties. The pilot program ex-
pires June 30, 2000. This year, the tarp seine pilot program has been dis-
cussed at two Commission meetings where the Commissioners heard from
the proponents and opponents. After considerable review, the Commission
has declined to continue this program. They believe that the use of this gear
in inshore and nearshore waters is prohibited by law and that there is no
exemption or other justification for continuing the program.
We have had the privilege of working with Senator Charlie Clary on this mat-
ter and our relations have been courteous and professional. We respect his
deep concern for constituents who may be adversely impacted by the termi-
nation of the tarp seine pilot program. We share his concern about those
adversely effected. The Commission does not wish to harm fishers. However.
the use of tarp seines that exceed the maximum allowable size will no longer
be authorized in inshore and nearshore Florida waters on July 1. 2000. On
this issue, the Commission is bound by law.
I hope this has responded to your inquiry.
Allan L. Egbert, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Cc: Governor Jeb Bush

The reply from Bob Jones to Allan Egbert:

June 26, 2000
Allan Egbert; Executive Director
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Dear Dr. Egbert:
Having been out of the office for the past two weeks on business, I just read
your June 14, 2000 letter to me, which was a response to my May 18. 2000
e-mail to Governor Bush.
At the outset, I still very strongly believe FWCC is withholding information
that should be made available to the public under Chapter 119 of the Florida
statutes. I say this for I have been privy to some of the information FWCC has
released including the attached e-mail transmission from Allegra Small to
Barbara Levins et al, dated March 20. which is 18 days after the Public Infor-
mation Request was officially given to the Commission. I believe the deletions
were made before any copies of the hard drives were given to Attorney Pat
Floyd. These deletions were almost 3 months prior to releasing the FWCC
e-mail logs but well after the original Freedom of Information Request. To my
way of thinking, not only were FWCC employees told to delete "inappropriate
e-mail," those who deleted were asked to verify that they did, which seems to
me admitting in writing that public records were destroyed.
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SE Fisheries from Page 3
Secondly. I have also seen evidence from at least three sources that files con-
cerning tarp seine information were deleted from Dr. Russell Nelson's com-
puter. The technical people examining the copies of hard drives furnished by
FWCC have also found when the files were deleted and that they were searched
for in order to delete them. Not being a computer expert. I can't explain what
happens inside one of those boxes but I can read and it looks like over 1.000
files have been deleted by FWCC employees after March 2. 2000. This was the
day the Freedom of Information Request was delivered to the FWCC by Attor-
ney Pat Floyd. And. Dr. Egbert. it appears from information gathered so far
that your computer was professionally wiped on March 3. 2000. Whoever did
the wipe really knew what he/she was doing for it would have taken between
4 and 6 hours to wipe it as clean as it is according to the computer techni-
cians examining your hard drive. There wasn't much data left on your hard
drive, not even e-mails, but I understand many of your e-mails have been
recovered from other sources.
Not being a lawyer I can't interpret what Judge Clark has ruled on. I do know
it took a Writ of Mandamus to get the process.started and I know that the
Governor's Office and the Attorney General's office should be very interested
in the information retrieved and recreated from your hard drives.
The tarp seine is and has been our issue since day one. When Dewey Destin
and I attended the February 2000 FWCC meeting in Jacksonville it was to
listen to Russell Nelson's report on tarp seines as stated on the agenda. FWCC
gave me 6 minutes and Dewey Destin 3 minutes to testify on the tarps. That
was inadequate due process. As I recall, the Commission heard from Senator
Clary and gave Attorney Pat Floyd a minute or two at the March meeting in
Tallahassee but refused any comments from the fishermen affected by their
ruling. Neither you nor the Commissioners have properly heard from us on
the tarp net issue and I doubt you ever will. We have been denied due process.
You say in your penultimate paragraph that you believe the tarp net is uncon-
stitutional under Article X. Section 16. If that were true. how could a subse-
quent state statute supercede the State Constitution? And even more inter-
esting is how could the FWCC offer before the Circuit Court not to interfere
with the use of these tarp seines that according to you violate Article X. Sec-
tion 16? The answer is it cannot. You are using a Constitutional argument
that you know and have admitted is groundless to attempt to stop and frus-
trate the completion of the 3-year pilot program study. We think you are ig-
noring all biological and economic data pertaining to this baitfish net in order
to satisfy the wishes of those who want all the resources reserved for recre-
ation (without the public even realizing that their only access to this needed
baitfish resource is through these licensed bait fishermen).
You concluded your letter by saying the Commission does not wish to harm
fishers. I wish I could believe that but I don't. And the facts do not support
your statement. I think it would be much more correct and honest to say, not
all the Commissioners wish to harm fishers and not all staff of the FWCC wish
to harm-the fishers. But, if you haven't determined by. now that there are
those in this process that absolutely hate us and all that we stand for, you are
blind to reality.
I hope this responds to your letter.
Sincerely yours.
Robert P. Jones
Executive Director
Cc: Govemor Jeb Bush, Attorney General Bob Butterworth

SFA Membership

Dog Days Of


Sirius (The Big Dog)
By Carolyn Hatcher
The '"dog days of summer" occur
during the hottest and muggiest
part of the year from July 3rd to
August 15th. This is because of
the belief that the sun's heat is
intensified by the rising of the dog
star, Sirius. Sirius (the big dog),
is the brightest star in the night
sky. During January, viewed from
northern latitudes, it will be in the
southern sky. In the summer,
however, Sirius rises and sets
with the sun. During late July
Sirius is in conjunction with the
sun, and the ancients believed
that its heat added to the heat of
the sun, creating a stretch of hot
and sultry weather. They believed
this period lasted from 20 days
before to 20 days after the con-
junction occurred. Thus the name
"dog days," named after the dog

and thus came tobecalled "kyon",
the Greek word for dog.

The Romans later adopted the
Greek notion and called Sirius
"canicula," which is Latin for
small dog. The Romans called the
constellation to which the star
belonged "Canis Major," meaning
"Greater Dog." The hot sweltering
weather associated with the star's
rising was called "dies cani-
culares," which in translated form
has survived in the modern ex-
pression "dog days."
Since I am from Alabama origi-
nally I would like to share some
of Alabama's folk knowledge
about Sirius, Some folklore said
that dogs were more prone to
madness during this time of year.
In the nineteenth century, some
Alabama town officials ordered all,

dogs muzzled during this time of
year to protect the citizens from
There was also a time when many
Alabama cities would see their
population decrease during dog
days as people sought cooler sur-
roundings and an escape from the
dreaded yellow fever epidemics
and other illnesses associated
with dog days.
A traditional Alabama belief holds
that if it doesn't rain on the first
dog day it will be dry for the next
40 days, or alternatively, if it rains
on July 15, it will rain a bit every
day for the next month.

In Alabama and other parts of the
South, people refer to "dog
ducks." These are ducks hatched
during dog days and doomed to
die young. It is also held that
plants cultivated during this pe-
riod will die, and beans that are
not picked will drop off or be ru-
ined by bugs.
Alabamians once sought relief
from the heat of dog days on the
open breezeway of a dogtrot
house. This romanticized dwell-
ing place of Southern fiction is the
most characteristic folk house
type of the Lowland South,
The functional nature of a breeze-
way remains evident today. Sev-
eral years ago some field workers
from the American Folklife Cen-
ter, working in south Georgia,
noticed an abandoned dogtrot.
Curious about the structure and
wanting to ask more about the
dogtrot's history they proceeded
to the property owner's new brick
house, where the air conditioner
was going full blast, trying to keep
up with the blistering heat of Au-
gust. A check of the temperature
showed the abandoned dogtrot to
be several degrees cooler than the
modern air-conditioned house.
Those of us who live along the
Forgotten Coast realize how lucky
we are to be able to enjoy the cool
Gulf breezes. Even with the "dog
days"' upon us we can grab a fish-
ing pole and put on a pair of cut-
offs and down to the beach we go.
This area is truly the "Pearl of the

July 6 July 15, 2000
By Carolyn Hatcher
July 6-The Carrabelle City
Commission will meet Thursday 7:00
p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in
July 8-Timber Island Yacht Club,
Carrabelle, will hold its third annual
Youth Fishing Class on Saturday,
from 1-4 p.m. Open to children from
7 15. Boating safety, regulations,
knot tying, baits and casting will be
taught. Students should bring rod and
reel for hands on practice at-the dock.
To register, call Flo Coody,
July 10-F-22 Phase Two public
scoping meeting, Apalachicola, at the
Raney-Carriage House, 6:45 p.m. 9
p.m. 76 Market Street.
July 10 21-Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College campus advising and reg-
istration for fall semester. Call
872-3892. Gulf/Franklin Center reg-
istration will-be from July 6 and 7th,
9 am-6pm, on Thursday and 9 a.m. -
3 p.m., on Friday call 227-9670.
July 10--Refuge House Domestic Vio-
lence Task Force. For time and loca-
tion, call 653-3313
July 11-Summer Reading Program,
continuing. Franklin County Public
Library. The library's reading program
is designed to promote a love of read-
ing and books. Eastpoint Branch and
Carrabelle Branch. K-3 Tuesday and
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Grades 4-6 Thursday and Fridays,
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Apalachicola
at the Holy Family Center on 7th St
and Avenue Grades K-6 Tuesday Fri-
day mornings. Register at Sites. There
is no charge to participate. The

"The Woman In

Black" Entertaining

By Tom Campbell
"The Woman In Black," starring
Randy Thompson (Kipps) and
Joshua Stadelmyer (Actor), at the
Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola, is
an entertaining, "ghostly play."
This is the first of three plays that
will run in repertory this summer.
Directed by Robert Gretta, who
received his MFA in directing from
Florida State University, and De-
signed by Zachariah Phillips, who
holds a BA in Technical Theatre
from FSU, the play is the story of
a "tormented, middle-aged man
who hires a theatre and the ser-
vices of a professional actor to,
help him re-enact a ghostly
The play offers the actors the op-
portunity of a tour de force. Oblig-
ingly, they "take the bull by the
horns" and provide an entertain-
ing evening. Randy Thompson is
excellent as the tormented man.
Joshua Stadelmyer displays his
extraordinary talent all over the
stage as he grapples with the
ghost, or ghosts.
The audience is afforded the op-
portunity of enjoying the ride and
trying to figure out who the
ghostly spirits are, and why they
are haunting this particular place.
"A macabre sequence of events is
"The Woman In Black" is part of
the Dixie Theatre Summer Rep-
ertory, which performs every
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evening at 8 p.m. and Sundays
at 2:30 p.m. through September
For more information and reser-
vations, phone the Dixie Theatre
box office in historic Apalachicola
at 850-653-3200.

Disaster Services Volunteers
State of Florida employees are
eligible to volunteer up to 15 days
per year with full pay for disaster
relief operations for the American
Red Cross.
Contact the Capital Area Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross at
850/878-6080 or visit our website
at www.tallytown.com/redcross.

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locations. Tutoring can be arranged
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July 16, 20, 22, August 4, 13-"The
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first of three plays in Rotating Reper-
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July 13 -15-The Bay point Marina
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July 15-Timber Island Youth Fish-
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"Battle Of The Faxes"-More On The Net Limitation Issues

I ,,
A mediation session held in Wakulla County in July 1997, orchestrated by the FSU

1997 Legislature, the inconsistency of what is a gill and entangle-
ment net versus a non-entanglement net was resolved by the Legisla-
ture with s. 370.093(2)(a)(b), Florida Statutes. Considering that all
nets gill and entangle, the Legislature rejected the 2" mesh require-
I as well as other anglers will not be applying for individual exemp-
tions that will segregate us from the mainstream program. The Con-
stitution and Florida Statutes are clear and protect the environment
and the citizens.
Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local govern-
ment services is clear in the ADA Federal Registry 28 CFR Part 35.130.
Please be advised that we are filing a second civil rights complaint
with the U.S. Justice Department based on segregation of our user
group by the FFWCC.
We are appalled by the misrepresentation of facts by the FFWCC's
General Counsel Jim Antista. The FFWCC regularly states that they
would like to work with the citizens to protect the environment, but
we see no evidence of this happening.
Ronald F. Crum
Wakulla Fishermen's Association

In the current net limitation issue involving Federal intervention pur-
suant to the Wakulla Fishermen's Association complaint to the U.S.
Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Division, the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC) has released a statement de-
scribing its current actions on the matter. The release is as follows:
June 23, 2000
Florida Fish.and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is re-
viewing requests for accommodation under the Americans Wwith Dis-
abilities Act (ADA) received from commercial fishermen who claim
that constitutional restrictions on the use of entangling nets prevent
them from making a living. Under the ADA, disabled persons are
entitled to reasonable accommodation as long as the accommoda-
tions do not require the agency to alter its fundamental law and poli-
"We are complying with the ADA's," said FWC general counsel, Jim
Antista. "We are awaiting documentation of disability from the fisher-
men and when this information is received and certified, a special
committee will make recommendations to the executive director."
Antista said his office is also responding to inquiries from the U.S.
Dept. of the Interior (DOI) concerning complaints filed with the fed-
eral agency which allege that the FWC's rules, and the state's consti-
tutional prohibition against entanglement nets, prevent elderly and
disabled fishermen from making a living.
We want to help disabled fishermen but at the same time the FWC
must adhere to the constitution, which prohibits entangling nets,"
Antista said.
DOI has requested information from the FWC concerning the state
agency's efforts to comply with the ADA but has requested no changes
to the FWC's enforcement policies.
"We will continue to enforce net laws," Antista said.

The FWC has asked for and received a 30-day extension, to respond
to the Wakulla petition and complaint.
From the Wakulla Fishermen's Association, another news release was
received this week:
SLetter To The Editor
June 27, 2000
The countdown is on and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission has a short time to stop violating the civil rights of sports
and commercial anglers. In the June 13th letter, the U. S, Depart-
ment of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, paragraph 3 states "in
response to this documentation, we request that the FFWCC either
(1) provide documentation to refute the evidence provided by Mr. Crum
or (2) direct the FFWCC's ADA committee, which is currently examin-
ing policies affecting commercial fishing, to consider the accommo-
dation requested by Mr. Crum, or reasonable alternatives."
My recommendation was a rectangular nylon net, with the meshes
open to comprise 500 sq. ft. The mesh size is equal to a cast net or no
mesh requirement. Rich, poor, women, men, young, old, healthy,
physically handicapped or anyone wishing to participate in harvest-
ing marine animals can use this net. It will keep all citizens in one
mainstream program required by the Americans with Disabilities Act
described by Federal Registry 28 CFRPart 35.130. The nondiscrimi-
nation regulation is very clear: do not attempt to segregate a class or
group of citizens from a mainstream program, unless it is necessary
to achieve the goals sought. I sure hope the goal of the FFWCC is
resource protection rather than hate and prejudice for commercial
If the FFWCC attempts to require each citizen unable to throw a 500
sq. ft. cast net to request an individual exemption, instead of follow-
ing the anti-discrimination guideline of the ADA, I will immediately
file a second civil rights complaint with the U. S. Justice Department.
It is estimated that less than 2% of Florida citizens could effectively
throw a 500 sq. ft. cast net, but estimated that over 98% of Florida
citizens could deploy a 500 sq. ft. rectangular net. We agree that the

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net we request will gill market size mullet and allow unwanted juve-
nile fish to escape alive, unharmed. The 2" mesh seine gills and kills
juvenile fish, but allows marketable size fish to escape. Both nets gill
fish, but the larger mesh allows us to kill only what we take. The
larger mesh nylon net will allow all user groups to stay in a main-
stream regulation. We say to the FFWCC, do not segregate citizens
with limitations by requiring special gear.
The ADA mandated that the MFC/FFWCC disclose all rights under
the law to citizens when they change regulations. From 1992 through
2000 there was no disclosure. When an Administrative Law Judge
stated that the MFC could make the 2" rule, even though it would not
work, the ADA issue was not raised. When we traveled to Washing-
ton, we asked the U.S. Department of Justice representatives to read
the constitution and statutes. After studying the law they agreed that
72% of the Florida Voters did not require a 2" stretch mesh require-
ment. My question is "Why is the FFWCC so adamant about harming
the fish population and the citizens?"
The issue I raised recently about citizens dying with cast nets at-
tached to their arms brought more reports from around the state.
The stress of throwing a 20-to-30 pound net 25 ft., retrieving it sev-
eral times, is too stressing. On the other hand the citizen could de-
ploy a 500-sq. ft. rectangular net as slow'or fast as needed to meet
their physical condition. The evidence is that fishermen that deployed
large rectangular nets without problems, died when using cast nets.
The evidence is clear, the MFC/FFWCC support a "NET BAN" when
we support a "MARINE NET LIMITATION" for all sport anglers and
commercial anglers. We will never give up.
Ronald F. Crum
Wakulla Fishermen's Association

The next day a rejoinder from Mr. Crum was received:
June 28, 2000
To: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC)
Lt..Col. John Walker
Subject: News Release dated June 23, 2000 from the FFWCC
The FFWCC has erred by stating that the fishermen "claim that con-
stitutional restrictions on the use of entangling nets, prevent them
from making a living." The fishermen claim the rule denies citizens
with limitations from carrying out their life's activities of fishing. This
is a Florida Marine Fisheries 1996/97.rule, requiring seines to have a
maximum of 2" stretch.meskhseine. The policy of the FFWCC is to
allow only cast nets and a 2" stretch piesh seine. Citizens with limita-
... tions.cannot throw.a.500 sq. ft. cast net'without endangering them-
selves and a 2" stretch mesh seine only catches juvenile fish.
We support the Constitutional Net Limitation that allows cast nets,
dip nets, seine nets, and other 500 sq. ft. rectangular nets. In the

An MFC officer making a point during the 1997 mediation
sessions held in Wakulla County.

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The 1997 mediation meetings developed a sense of
understanding of the net limitation issues but the reservoir
of "good feelings" disappeared within one month as the
Marine Patrol continued arrests.
Then, the final word for this cycle:
July 4, 2000
Letter To The Editor
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI). requested that
the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) present
a plan within 15 days to comply with the American with Disabilities
June 23, 2000, the FWCC released a "News Release" stating that the
fishermen "claim that constitutional restrictions on the use of entan-
gling nets prevent them from making a living," misrepresenting the
issue. The fishermen and Federal Government support that the dis-
pute is a rule by the FWCC that keeps the fishermen from making a
living. 72% of the voters did not make them harm the people and the
environment. Special interest within the FWCC supported a rule that
denied citizens with limitations from carrying out their life's activity
of fishing for mullet. The FWCC allows a cast net any size mesh and
a seine with a 2" stretch mesh. The constitution allows cast nets, dip
nets, seines, and other rectangular nets. We simply request a rectan-
gular net with the mesh size allowed by cast nets. Mr. Jonas Porter
described this net to the DOI in Washington by stating "even a person
with no legs can use that net."
We are appalled by the misrepresentation of the facts by the FWCC
General Counsel, Jim Antista.
The FWCC is attempting to require anglers to file applications and
appear before a review committee for approval for special gear. The
DOI is clear by establishing a class of citizens with normal aging
process that is protected by the ADA in Federal Registry 28 CFR Part
35.130. When rules or laws can be made that achieve the goals but
do not create a handicap or limitation for citizens the state or local
government is required to establish that rule. A rule that creates handi-
caps or limitations when they can be avoided is defined in ADA as a
civil rights violation.
After receiving the "'News Release" and news articles by Major Bruce
Buckson, I notified the DOI of a 2nd civil rights violation under FR 28
CFR Part 35.130, but by phone received a request by the DOI to be
nice to the FWCC, letting the time run.
Today we arc working with the FWCC to resolve this problem, and
"being nice" waiting for 15 days.
Ronald F. Crum
Wakulla Fishermen's Association
The Chronicle reported on the lunchtime meeting of the Wakulla fish-
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tions, asking questions here and there, there was a sense of some
relief that at last, one agency had responded to their views, a Federal
agency without lawyers entrenched in polarizing positions. The "cel-
ebration" distinctly involved a new optimism that perhaps the years-
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The Franklin Chronicle


Battle of the Faxes from Page 5
long confrontations with Florida attorneys over the net limitation is-
sues might be resolved. No one I encountered at this meeting was
trying to overturn the Constitutional Amendment: This is occasion-
ally heard among the Tallahassee regulators. And, the crucial ele-
ment that brought on the euphoria was the slightly larger mesh size
in the nets that were used to bring in over 100 lbs. of mullet-2 and
7/8's inch-wide mesh.
The mesh size is not mentioned in the Constitutional Amendment; it
is a creature of administration. With the cooperation of the new Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the size could be admin-
istratively enlarged.
How did the regulators come to establish the 2-inch mesh size in the
first place? "A scientific survey," I was told by one general counsel.
The "science" of the mesh size has never been adequately explained to
the public. To be scientific, one must make (1) observations to iden-
tify process and variables, (2) state hypotheses and (3) make predic-
tions and (4) provide revisions, if needed, in light of new variations or
failed hypotheses. As in the case of the argument against the smaller
two inch mesh size, a practitioner has brought forward the actual
experience of the Wakulla fishermen that oight to cause the regula-
tors to give some pause to their arrogant, polarizing view.
Ron Crum stated last Friday at a news conference that many resi-
dents using hand held cast nets, dips and seines (with two inch mesh)
get overloaded with oysters, debris, mud and small fish. Three men
have died while trying to haul nets laden with immature fish. Appar-
ently, these arguments have fallen on deaf ears at the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), which may be too pre-
occupied with erasing data from the hard drives of their computers.
Ronald Crum has repeatedly argued that a larger mesh size would
allow more juvenile fish to escape the nets, to be harvested another
day. The two-inch mesh allows more of them to be captured and killed
adding to an accumulating waste of the fishing resource. But, the
regulators stubbornly refuse to accommodate or negotiate on this is-
sue, insisting that "strict construction" rules the day.

FCAT Reading

And Math Scores

By Tom Campbell
Florida Education Commissioner
put the best face that he could on
the 2000 Florida Comprehensive
Achievement Test (FCAT) reading
and math scores. In the news re-
lease issued June 26, Tom
Gallagher, Education Commis-
sioner, said that Florida schools
"have demonstrated that children
can achieve at greater rates than
in past years. Regardless of fam-
ily structure, income, race or eth-
nic origin, when efforts are fo-
cused and resources are directed
toward student performance with
clear accountability, we see posi-
Stive results."

Math mean scores for each grade
level tested revealed increased
student performance when com-
paring average scores from 1999
to 2000.
* Grade 5-improved 11 points
from 303 to 314
* Grade 8-improved 7 points
from 296 to 303
* Grade 10-improved 3 points
from 308 to 311
The mean reading results were
not consistent across grade lev-
els tested.


* Grade 4-improved 5 points :. ---. .
from 288 to 293 .. .-
* Grade 8-declined 5 points *. -I". v: '-" '
from 295 to 290
* Grade 10-declined 4 points Commissioner of Education, Tom Gallagher, announcing
from 302 to 298. FCAT results in Tallahassee.
Continued on Page 8
District FCAT
Reading and Mathematics Camparisons
1999 and 2000

District Year Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
4th Grade 5th Grade 8th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade 10th Grade
Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math
Calhoun 1999 305 302 311 315 299 309
2000 310 321 302 323 296 314
Franklin 1999 290 292 298 289 294 299
2000 294 307 290 291 279 297
Gulf 1999 173 307 297 302 301 304
2000 181 316 301 313 303 314
Liberty 1999 285 277 300 293 305 307
2000 338 305 298 298 296 319
Wakulla 1999 301- 318 304 308 310 311
2000 310 322 305 315 306 318
State of Florida 1999 288 303 295 296 302 308
2000 293 314 295 303 298 311

Florida Comprehensive Achieve- as scale scores ranging from 100 esl
nment Test (FCAT) scores are com- to 500 at each grade. These scores th(
prised of reading and math are divided into five achievement an
scores. The results are reported levels with Level 5 being the high- 4tl
District FCAT Writing Results
for Grades 4, 8 and 10,
1999 and 2000 Camparisons

Why not submit this entire issue to mediation? That was offered once
during a Wakulla conference between fishermen and the regulating
agencies, but the Marine Fisheries Commission walked out, saying
that pending legal cases precluded their participation in mediation.
The attorney representing those interests did not mention that there
is a state statute permitting mediation during pending on-going liti-
gation. Thus, he demonstrated the openness and willingness to coop-
eration on behalf of the old Marine Fisheries Commission-"Do as I
ask, or else." This was not the behavior of an agency anxious to pull
itself out of the legal sand of "strict construction" into the rarified air
of statesmanship. I wonder if the current membership of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is going to repeat this
A good-faith effort to mediate the mesh issue commands attention
now. The potential for violence on the water, or ashore, is still a latent
concern. This issue-involves.the Governor of Florida.as well. The time
to allow this issue to;continue smoldering is over. espec ially given the
delays the'legal process provides. Part of the problem is that? the legal
process invites polarization and "strict construction," not necessarily
providing relief to one segment of Florida citizens. Is there anyone
among the state regulators who has the courage and imagination to
help solve these problems?
Tom W. Hoffer

Boyd Secures
Funding To

Reopen East

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) announced on
June 22nd that the House Appro-
priations Committee has passed
the Energy and Water Develop-
ment Appropriations Bill, which
includes $100,000 to reopen East

East Pass is a natural connection
between St. Andrews Bay and the
Gulf of Mexico. In 1934, St.
Andrews Bay Entrance was con-
structed seven miles west of East
Pass through a barrier island, for
the purpose of providing more di-
rect access to Panama City. As a
result, East Pass gradually began
to fill in, and by 1998, t was com-
pletely soiled over. Since the wa-
terway closed, water quality has
been consistently diminishing in
the lagoon behind Shell Island
(between St. Andrews Bay En-
.trance and East Pass). This
project will restore the historic
tidal inlet to improve water qual-

t. ne statewide averages are in
e bottom row, divided into 1999
d 2000 score results. Franklin
h graders matched fairly closely

District Year Mean Score Mean Score Mean Score
4th Grade 8th Grade 10th Grade
Reading Math Reading
Calhoun 1999 3.1 3.6 3.7
2000 3.3 3.8 4.0
Franklin 1999 2.9 3.2 3.3
2000 3.2 3.9 3.4
Gulf 1999 2.9 3.1 3.2
2000 3.1 3.6 3.7
Liberty 1999 2.6 3.2 3.7
2000 3.5 3.8 3.9
Wakulla- 1999 2.9 3.5 3.6
2000 2.9 3.8 4.1
State of Florida 1999 3.0 3.3 3.5
2000 3.2 3,7 3.9

Writing results for Franklin in
2000 show a distinct improve-
ment over 1999, with averages
going from a 2.9 to a 3.2. But, in
comparison with surrounding
counties, the Franklin 4th, 8th

ity and clarity in St. Andrews Bay
and reestablish the avenue for im-
portant marine resources to move
between the Gulf of Mexico and
St. Andrews Bay.
"The East Pass restoration project
is fundamental to preserving and
protecting water quality in the
region," said Congressman Boyd.
"I am pleased that the committee
has voted to fund this worthwhile
'and essential project."

George Hosmer "Fantabulous" Character Actor

By Tom Campbell
George Hosmer is one of those
"fantabulous" character actors
who could be anywhere from 27
to 77 years old and can play the
parts of people who are from 12
to 112-years-old. That's exactly
what he does in the current pro-
duction of "The Dining Room" by
A.R. Gurney at the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola.
Hosmer plays the role of First
Actor, which includes the parts of
Grandfather, Father, Son and oth-
ers. You might say he "runs the
gamut from juvenile to geriatric."
And he does it with great fun and
He has been performing since he
was a kid, starting in upstate New
York; studied acting with Uta
Hagen in New York City, and got
his Equity (professional acting)
card in 1967. But there is noth-
ing stale or stereotypical about his
performing. His characters live
and breathe, sweat and hurt and
cry and laugh. They make you
think and feeJ. He shares with the

audience intimately in ways that
will remind you of people you have
known, or situations that you may
have been in yourself, once upon
a time. His characters are not put
on from the outside, but live from
deep within him.
In person, George Hosmer is the
warm, generous and giving soul
that he is on stage. He likes to
laugh anc~is always ready to tell
a funny story.
Hosmer recalled that he first met
Rex Partington in New York City
in 1973. "1 auditioned for Rex,"
smiled Hosmer, "and Rex hired me
on the spot. He said he rarely did
that. But I signed a contract with
him for work at the Barter The-
atre. The production was 'Spoon
River Anthology.' That was in
1973. Working with Rex has al-
ways been a wonderful experi-
Hosmer is of the opinion that the
people of Franklin County "are
very fortunate to have the
Partingtons here. The Dixie The-
atre is wonderful for this area, for
so many reasons." The cultural
experience can only improve the
quality of living, according to
Hosmer, and also challenge (he
thinking to expand horizons.
He said he would definitely con-
sider coming back to Apalachicola
next summer. if the Partingtons
should need him and offer a po-
sition. Two of his favorite parts he
has done are the role of Grandpa
in "The Dining Room," and the
"scene with Cleo-Gordon and
Kate, who are caught by the son."
It is a sensitive scene with both
pathos and humor, and the audi-
ence shares the "secret" with the

characters, even though the situ-
ation is never spelled out in
Hosmer said that he believes in
serendipity, and, "if I had my
choice of what would be happen-
ing to me right now in mylite, my
choice would be -- do what I'm
doing right now." He said he could
not feel more complete.
Hosmer said he has a son who is
15 years old. His name is Sam
Hosmer and he is enrolled in the
Laguardia High School of Per-
forming Arts in New York. "He is
a terrific individual," said Hosmer.
Then he laughed, "Of course, I'm
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Hosmer has taught acting in vari-
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do it."
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work done by his son, Sam
Hosmer, the artist. Very gifted art-
ist, indeed, Sam Hosmer. "Just do

and 10th grade scores generally
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the statewide averages in Read-
ing. In math, Franklin 5th grad-
ers improved a few points over the
292 average in 1999, but fell a bit
short contrasted to the statewide
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Excerpts From The

Franklin County 1999 Audit

I. Franklin County Tax Collector

1. Reporting Entity...
The Franklin County Tax Collector is an elected official of Franklin
County, Florida, pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Florida.
The Franklin County Tax Collector is a part of the primary govern-
ment of Franklin County, Florida. Although the Board and the Florida
Department of Revenue approve the Franklin County Tax Collector's
operating budget, the Franklin County Tax Collector is responsible
for the administration and the operation of the Franklin County Tax
Collector's office, and the Franklin County Tax Collector'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 Tax Collector are funded by
the Board. The receipts from the Board are recorded as other financ-
ing sources on the Franklin County Tax Collector's financial state-
ments and as other financing uses on the Board's financial state-
ments. Any excess of revenues and other financing sources received
over expenditures are remitted to the Board at year end,
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The accounting policies of the Franklin County Tax Collector con-
form to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as appli-
cable to governments...
SGovernmental Fund
General Fund-The general fund is the general operating fund of
the Franklin County Tax Collector. It is used to account for all
financial resources, except for those required to be accounted for
in another fund.
D. Budgetary Requirements
The revenues and expenditures accounted for in budgetary funds are
controlled by a formal integrated budgetary accounting system in
accordance with the Florida Statutes. An annual budget is approved
by the Florida Department of Revenue for the general fund. Budget to
actual comparisons are provided in the financial statements for the
general fund, where the Franklin County Tax Collector has legally
adopted an annual budget. All budget-amounts presented in the ac-
companying financial statements have been adjusted for legally au-
thorized amendments of the annual budget for the year.
Budgets are prepared on the modified accrual basis of accounting.
The Franklin County Tax Collector's annual budget is monitored at
varying levels of classification detail. However, for purposes of bud-
getary control, expenditures cannot legally exceed the total annual
budget appropriations at the individual fund level. All appropriations
lapse at year end...

Combined Balance Sheet
All Fund Types and Account Group
September 30, 1999


* Need for Segregation of Duties
Separation of certain accounting and administrative duties among
employees, which is recommended as an effective internal con-
trol procedure, was not considered feasible by the Franklin County
Tax Collector due to the limited number of personnel. We point
this out to make the Franklin County Tax Collector aware that
separation of certain duties is desirable.

February 18, 2000

-T. Michael Tucker, C.P.A.

II. Property Appraiser



The Honorable John James, Jr.
Franklin County Property Appraiser
Franklin County, Florida
Apalachicola, Florida
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the
Franklin County Property Appraiser, Franklin County, Florida as of
September 30, 1999, and for the year then ended, as listed in the
table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of
the Franklin County Property Appraiser's management. Our respon-
sibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based
on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted audit-
ing standards and the standards applicable to financial audits con-
tained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller
General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan
and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether
the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit
includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts
and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates
made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial state-
ment presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable
basis for our opinion...
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to in the first para-
graph present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of
the Franklin County Property Appraiser at September 30, 1999, and
the results of its operations for the year then ended in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles...

February 18, 2000

-T. Michael Tucker, C.P.A.

Combined Balance Sheet
All Fund Types and Account Group
September 39, 1999

General Debt

(Memorandum Only)
1999 1998


7 July 2000* Page 7

aIco i'pIns1lpRoa %.LpVis e, .

accounting principles and policies used in the preparation of these
financial statements.
A. Fund Accounting
The accounts of the Franklin County Property Appraiser are or-
ganized 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 ac-
counts that comprise its assets, liabilities, fund equity, revenues
and expenditures, as appropriate. Government resources are al-
located 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 controlled...

5. Changes In General Long-Term Debt
The following is a summary of the changes in general long-term debt of the Fra.klin Coun:y Tax
Collector for the year ended September 30, 1999:
Original Balance Additions Balance
Issue 9!30/9S (Deductions) 9!30/99

Installment purchase of computer,
moriihly payments of S257 including
Installment purchase agreement for
computer, payable in monthly
installments of S368 including
interest at 7%

S 12,997 3,450

(3,450) 0

18,603 0 (2,122) 16,451
S 31,600 3,450 13,031 16.451

Annual debt service requirements on general long-term debt installment contract agreements a:
Summarized below:

September 30

Principal Interest
S 3,373 1,047
3,617 803
3,878 542
4,161 295
1,452 116
S 16,481 2,803


The Honorable John James, Jr.
Franklin County Property Appraiser
Franklin County, Florida
Apalachicola, Florida
We have audited the financial statements of the Franklin County Prop-
erty Appraiser as of and for the year ended September 30, 1999. and
have issued our report thereon dated February 18, 2000. We con-
ducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing stan-
dards and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in
Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General
of the United States.


Amount to be provided for
retirement of long-tern
Total assets

General Agency

s 3.661 164,088


(Memorandum Only)
1999 1998

167,749 94,399

16,481 16,481 3,450
S 3.661 164,088 16.481 184,230 97.849


Accounts payable
Due to Board of
County Commissioners
Due to ochr-goveramenta
Due to taxing units
Installment purchase contract
Total liabilities

214 18,952

" : 145,136

19,166 11,595
0 '. '42
145,136 82,762
16,481 3,450

S 3,661 164,088 16,481 184,230 97,849


The Honorable James A. Harris, Jr.
Franklin County Tax Collector
Franklin County, Florida
Apalachicola, Florida
We have audited the financial statements of the Franklin County Tax
Collector, as of and for the year ended September 30, 1999, and have
issued our report thereon dated February 18, 2000...
...Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
In planning and performing our audit, we considered the Franklin
County Tax Collector's internal control over financial reporting in order
to determine our auditing procedures for the purpose of expressing
our opinion on the financial statements and not to provide assurance
on the internal control over financial reporting. However, we noted a
certain matter involving the internal control over financial reporting
and its operation that we consider to be a reportable condition. Re-
portable conditions involve matters coming to our attention relating
to significant deficiencies in the design or operation of the internal
control over financial reporting that, in our judgment, could adversely
affect the Franklin County Tax Collector's ability to record, process,
summarize and report financial data consistent with the assertions
of management in the financial statements.

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Suite C
St. George Island, FL
(850) 927-2821

Property For
Every Budget

Due from other governmental units
Amount to be provided for
retirement of long-term debt
Total assets

Accounts payable
Due to Board of County
Liability for compensated
Total liabilities

S 12,139

S 12,139 12,807


12,139 0 As part of obtaining reasonable assurance about whether the Franklin
o 1,680 County Property Appraiser's financial statements are free of material
misstatement, we performed tests of its compliance with certain pro-
12,807 16,451 visions of laws, regulations, contracts and grants, noncompliance with
24,946 18,131 which could have a direct and material effect on the determination of
S 1 financial statement amounts. However, providing an opinion on com-
pliance with those provisions was not an objective of our audit and,
accordingly, we do not express such an opinion. The results of our
11,961 0 tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance that are required to be
reported under Government Auditing Standards.
178 1,680

S__12,807 12,807 16,451
S 12,139 12,807 24,946 18,131

Notes to Financial Statements
September 30, 1999
. 1. Reporting Entity
The Franklin County Property Appraiser is an elected official of
Franklin County, Florida pursuant to the Constitution of the State of
Florida. The Franklin County Property Appraiser is a part of the pri-
mary government of Franklin Counrty, Florida. Although the Board
and the Florida Department of Revenue approve the Franklin County
Property Appraiser's total operating budget, the Franklin County Prop-
erty Appraiser is responsible for the administration and the opera-
tion of the Franklin County Property Appraiser's office, and the
Franklin County Property Appraiser's financial statements do not
include the financial statements of the Board or the other Constitu-
tional Officers of Franklin County, Florida.
The operations of the Franklin County Property Appraiser are funded
by the Board of County Commissioners. The receipts from the Board
are recorded as other financing sources on the Franklin County Prop-
erty Appraiser's financial statements and as other financing uses on
the Board's financial statements.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The accounting policies of the Franklin County Property Appraiser
conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as ap-
plicable to governments. The following is a summary of significant

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Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
In planning and performing our audit, we considered the Franklin
County Property Appraiser's internal control over financial reporting
in order to determine our auditing procedures for the purpose of ex-
pressing our opinion on the financial statements and not to provide
assurance on the internal control over financial reporting. However,
we noteda'abrtain matter involving thd internal control over financial
reporting and its operation that we consider to be a reportable condi-
tion. Reportable conditions involve matters coming to our attention
relating to significant deficiencies in the design or operation of the
internal control over financial reporting that, in our judgment, could
adversely affect the Franklin County Property Appraiser's ability to
record, process, summarize and report financial data consistent with
the assertions of management in the financial statements.
* Need for Segregation of Duties
Separation of certain accounting and administrative duties among
employees, which is recommended as an effective internal control
procedure, was not considered feasible by the Franklin County Prop-
erty Appraiser, due to the limited number of personnel. We point this
out to make the Franklin County Property Appraiser aware that sepa-
ration of certain duties is desirable.

February 18, 2000


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Frances Lenora Keith
Frances Lenora Keith, 63. of
Crawfordville, FL, died on Sunday,
June 25, 2000 at her home. A native
of Apalachicola, Ms. Keith had lived
in Tallahassee before moving to
Crawfordville 2 years ago. She was a
retired Environmental Specialist with
the State (of Florida Department of
Environment Protection. She was a
member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution Carolyn Brevard
Chapter, a life-time member of Geor-
gia Salsburger; a member of the North
Florida Genealogy Society, and was of
the Episcopal faith. She is survived
by her son. George Keith Thompson
of Crawfordville: .two daughters:
Margie Quillman and Patricia
Keith-Minasian, both of Tallahassee:
her mother, Mrs. Margie Marshall
Keith of Lynn Haven; her sister,
Annelle Keith Blanchett of Tallahas-
see, and seven grandchildren. Funeral
services were held on Wednesday.
June 28. 2000 at Trinity Episcopal
Church in Apalachicola. with inter-
ment followed in Magnolia Cemetery
in Apalachicola. Kelley Funeral Home.
Apalachicola. FL, in charge of arrange-

Carolyn Denise Little
Carolyn Denise Little, 41. of Panama
City. FL. died on Monday. June 12,
2000 at her home. Born in Carrabelle.
Ms. Little had been a long-time resi-
dent of Apalachicola and had lived in
Blountstown for 13 years before mov-
ing to Panama City 3 years ago. She
was a Housekeeping Supervisor at The
Boardwalk Beach Resort on Panama
City Beach and she had attended The
First Born Church of The Living God
in Apalachicola. She is survived by her
fiance, Moses Wendell Reese of
Panama City; two sons: Henry Myers
of Apalachicola and Charles McIntosh
of Panama City: two daughters:
Shannon Joseph of Blountstown and
Adell Myers of Apalachicola; her
father, Charlie C. Williams of
Apalachicola: two brothers: Roscoe
Thomas Williams of Aurora, CO and
Roy Williams of Panama City: three
sisters: Rosalyn Eunice Ward of
Sarasota, and Belinda Joyce Williams
and Angela Renee Williams. both of
Panama City; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Satur-
day, June 17, 2000 at Kelley Funeral
Home. Interment followed in Magno-
lia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Kelley
Funeral Home, Apalachicola. FL, in
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Along with other small water dis-
tricts in the area, Lanark Village
Water and Sewer District (LVWSD)
received a letter from the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) requesting that water con-
servation be put into effect in the
Village. The letter was.reported to
the board at the June 20 meet-
ing. After discussing the options
the commissioner decided to ask
the residents to voluntarily desist
from watering plants and lawns
except from midnight to 10 a.m.
each day. They are also having to
put a ban on washing cars and
boats until the extreme drought
conditions are abated.
Field Manager. Greg Yancey said
that the water flow from the wells
has increased from an average
80,000 gallons to 120,000 gal-
lons. The district's engineer Rich-
ard Musgrove also said that this
is the third year of consecutive
drought seasons and the water
table has lowered by 45 inches.
Both Yancey and Musgrove ex-
pressed their concern over the
health of the Florida Aquifer. A
written warning to conserve will
go out along with the bills that are
due at the end of June.
Chairman Jim Lawlor reported
that the annual report on the
water district had been mailed out
to all customers.
It was also reported that the Drift-
wood project has been certified by
the DEP and the District is just
waiting for Arvida to dedicate
easements and lines. Lawlor said,
technicallyy we cannot hook any-
one up until the paper work is
done." Musgrove said he was
awaiting return of a punch list he
had sent out to the project
Lawlor said that LVWSD will con-
sider each request for water indi-
vidually. He instructed the secre-
tary, Bobbye Winchester, to give
the water rate, connection and
impact fees cost to anyone re-
questing service. If they have any
questions he suggested that they
could come to the next meeting
on July 18.
Lawlor stated that there was
$23,331 left in the metering
project. After the commissioners
discussed what to use it on it was
decided to ask Rural Water if they
could make a change order to use
it for necessary repairs to serve
customers already in their cus-
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for spare parts to be used in the

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Yancey reported that the #2 Aera-
tor was repaired at a cost of $500.
He said it went down after a few
days and was returned for repair
at no cost to the District.
There was an electrical problem
on Newman Drive when a fuse
blew. It prevented the pump from
kicking in. The problem was that
there was no warning on this par-
ticular fuse and the employees did
not get notified there was trouble.
An expert will have to be called to
take care of the problem.
The commissioners decided that
the building at the waste plant is
deteriorating. They decided to add
the cost of repair or a new
building to the wastewater

Musgrove reported that the DEP
had approved the water expan-
sion grant. He said that it would
go to the Western boundary of the
district. When asked where that
was he said "Alabama Street." He
said the first part of the project
would be design and getting
Lawlor said the metering project
is now complete and, as of July
1, no water will flow through the
old system. The meters will be
read as soon as possible starting
.;on July .L.. Workers read: the
meters in two phases one the
village and the other commercial
and houses; He added that from
now on any problems such as
leaks, etc., will be the customers
responsibility. He also said if a
person wanted to put in a pres-

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would be able to turn off the wa-
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There was time for questions at
the end and one lady asked the
commissioners about problems
with oil being spilled on the
ground. Lawlor said that he had
talked to a DEP representative
sent out to investigate and she
said there was no problem.
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July 18 at 3 p.m.


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D. Ray Davis and his wife Kim and family came to St. George Island to visit Kim's parents, Harry and
Katrina Plumblee. The children are Paul (age 13), Emily (age 10) and Trevor (age 7). D. Ray identified the
most urgent need for help in Zimbabwe as the AIDS crisis. "The biggest growth industry in Zimbabwe
right now is in the production of coffins." About 2000 persons die weekly, in a population of some 11

Missionary Couple Challenge St.

George Baptist Congregation To

Take A Vacation With A Purpose

D. Ray and Kimberly Davis brought testimony and many messages to
the congregation at the First Baptist Church on St. George Island on
Sunday, July 2, 2000.
Kimberly is the daughter of Harry and Katrina Plumblee of St. George.
Kim and her husband D, Ray are missionaries with the Southern
Baptist missionaries to Africa, having spent four years in Southern
Africa and another 2.5 years in Zimbabwe.
They challenged the congregation to acquaint themselves with job
opportunities in South Africa through the International Mission Board.
Volunteers may serve during their "vacation with a purpose" for as
little as two weeks, or stay longer. D. Ray listed five specific jobs avail-
able now, such as treasurer for the Greater Malawi Cluster of teams
in Southern Africa, or County Representative/Treasurer supporting
evangelistic teams needed to impact the island of Madagascar. Any-
one may apply by making initial inquiries at 1-804-353-0151.
On a more general note, however, the couple brought many stories
and testimonials of their work, and that of the Southern Baptist
Church in Africa. They were relatively new to the international work
of service, having entered South Africa at the time of Apartheid in late
1992. Kimberly, or Kim, and D. Ray have been married for 17 years,
and have three children.
They attended seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Senfi-
nary in Fort Worth, Texas, and then attended a two-month course
outside of Richmond, Virginia for mission work. From there, the
Church sent them to South Africa for four years.
Kim started a career as a high school English teacher in Georgia. D.
Ray worked at Lockheed Aircraft. Both were involved in the Southern
Baptist Church, which was very active in missions overseas, or as
Kim put it, "...the field." D. Ray said, "...I was a purchasing agent at
Lockheed. We started going through the process of becoming mis-
sionaries and started looking at job assignments. I found an opportu-
nity as a buyer in Johannesburg to buy supplies for missionaries.
That's what originally got us to southern Africa..." ,
With regard to their "Vacation with a Purpose" treks, Kim remarked,
... many of the missionaries going out into the field have had some
volunteer experiences overseas already. Last year, the mission board
had some 27,000 volunteers that went on short-term projects, just
average, everyday lay persons. ." D. Ray reiterated, "This morning,
we'd like to encourage members of this church to go on a trip." Kim
said, "We call it 'Vacation with a purpose.' We have people come to
Africa to work with us all the time. They pay their own way."

Holding a sample product made by the sewing classes in Zimbabwe. Kim
told the congregation that many Zimbabwe people are sensitive to
ancestral spirits, the spirits belonging to those relatives that have died.
The belief is so strong among some that their whole lives are controlled
by what the person thinks their ancestral spirits may want them to do.
Kim described, with slides, a special mission project she participate
in outside of Harare, Zimbabwe, where the couple spent the last 2.i
years. This was located in Epworth, Zimbabwe, with the start of a
sewing class while telling bible stories as a way of spreading the Gos
pel. It worked. The group started with six persons, and grew to ove
90, many of whom have made a profession of faith and been bap
tized. Moreover, their new skills in sewing have enabled them to mar
ket many products that have been sold, enabling them to purchase
food to feed their families. In the United States, several Woman's Mis
sionary Union groups found out about the sewing classes and do
nated 200 sewing kits for the women in Zimbabwe. With the assis
tance of other groups such as the Diplomatic Wives Association ii
Harare, Zimbabwe, the capitol, 13 hand-operated sewing machine
and other equipment were purchased.
Kim said, "Reaching the women in the class is critical since so man
of them are HIV positive. Eight women in the class have died fror
AIDS in 2000. Each week, up to 2000 persons die of AIDS in a count
try with a population of some 11 million. Complicating matters in
elude the virtual disappearance of one generation in some region
when children lose both of their parents and become orphans.
Political turmoil in the country as the June elections approached ha
hampered the church's outreach. Classes had to be cancelled an
people in the community were being intimidated politically... Bria
Goercke, former Chronicle Editor, now in Harare on a temporary as







signment had to leave his secondary school m Wedza as the Peace
Corps, administrators evacuated about 100 volunteers to the capital
city. About 60 were sent to neighboring countries or back to the U. S.,
according to a spokesperson at the Peace Corps in Washington, D. C.
Goercke stayed in the capital city.
Kim and D. Ray met Brian while attending a Thanksgiving Day din-
ner at the U. S. Embassy. D. Ray remarked, "...Peace Corps volun-
teers are easy to spot at such functions because they have very full
plates of American food, having existed on the local economy before
such feasts." They talked with him for a short time.
They both agreed with Kim's observation, "...Americans are sheltered
from the rest of the world. They are very introspective. But, it's only
because we have not made ourselves aware. It's no fault of the Ameri-
cans. It's just that we haven't been trained...to be culturally aware of
other peoples. I think now people are beginning to open their eyes in
the church. They're saying there is a world out there. We want to go.
And, that's why we're so excited about volunteers because they are
becoming aware about people in other parts of the world, and they
want to help. Americans are extremely generous, and they are mak-
ing a difference in the world."

CPAA Continues To Operate

By Rene Topping
It was business as usual at the
regular meeting of the Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority while
members wait for any decisions
that will come from the Court as
to their membership on the board.
Jim Lycett opened the meeting
still in his role of Chairman of the
The first order of business was a
request from the Marine Patrol for
some kind of approval from the
CPAA board on two upland acres
in order to build a new facility. A
letter will be sent to the Marine
Patrol with an invitation to dis-
cuss options.
A total storm water management
plan for the entire Timber Island
project was discussed and Board
member Ray Quist said that he
felt that a proposal could be made
on such a plan and as develop-
ment begins to take shape the
plan could be modified to actual
Member Ron Crawford said that
he felt the board should use the
window of opportunity and begin
Something on the project. He
added that he felt 'Timber Island
was a great nugget waiting to be
Members discussed and approved
the idea of getting a package of
information together. The con-
tents would include a cover let-
ter, maps of the river depth, aerial
photos showing the outline of
Timber Island, brochures from
the Carrabelle Area Chamber of

Register Now For
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Fishing Class
By Tom Campbell
Timber Island Yacht Club in
Carrabelle will hold its third an-
nual Youth Fishing Class on Sat-
urday, July 8, 2000, from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
The class is open to children be-
tween the ages of seven and fif-
teen. Boating safety, regulations,
knot tying, baits, and casting will
be taught, according to the an-
nouncement. Florida Marine Pa-
trol Lieutenant Richard Miller will
teach safety and rules and regu-
lations. If possible, students
should bring a rod and reel for
hands-on practice on the dock.
i According to Ms. Florence Coody,
refreshments will be served.
Phone Coody at 850-697-8149 to
register participants in the class.
I Coody is the Scribe/Purser of'
Timber Island Yacht Club.


P~ -n ue als II l

Commerce, names and phone
numbers of contact personnel and
a survey.
Pat Howell volunteered to work on
putting a package together. Mem-
bers voted to use up to $500 for
the work that will be needed. Sev-
eral members of the board volun-
teered to take segments of the
package and research and obtain

Quist reported on the paving of
the airport. He said that it is al-
most done but the contractor still
has one 4,000 feet strip to finish.
The members decided to look into
a light with the Florida Power
Company. Signs will be put up at
the airport warning that persons
park their planes at their own risk
as the CPAA cannot assure secu-
rity at this time.
Only one bid was received from
the requests for information that
had been mailed out in answer
inquiries. on developing the air-
port. One bid was received but
members decided that the one bid
was not sufficient and a letter will
be sent to notify the bidder that
the bid can be left in or new bid
will be accepted. The original of-
fer contained the information that
the CPAA had the right to accept
or reject bids.
Members took no action on a re-
quest from Tim Sullivan on a re-
quest for a site on Timber Island
for the.Timber Island Yacht Club
and charitable organization that
holds all kinds of fishing tourna-
.ments for the youth of the area.
Jim Lycett said that he felt that
all members liked the club's mis-
sion but could not take any ac-
tion at this time.
The next meeting of the CPAA will
be July 20 at 6 p.m.

The children are holding the skin of a Python snake, a gift
to the local Boy Scout troop, who presented the colors
during Sunday's church service.

CPAA from Page 1
satisfied and closed out ...
Thus the City is without legal
authority to seek to terminate
the 1991 Sublease agree-
ment." Thus by unlawfully
"stacking" the Authority with
the commissioner's
hand-picked nominees, the
City will have de facto control
of Timber island which was
denied by the Court in the
Bevis case.
b) The new Authority mem-
bers, unlawfully appointed by
the City, will constitute a
majority of the votes in the
Authority. If they are allowed
to take their seats before this
case can be heard on the
merits they will vote to drop
the case, and it will never go
on for a hearing, thus depriv-
ing the citizens of Carrabelle
and Franklin County an op-
portunity to have the func-
tions of the Authority carried
out in a just and proper man-
ner, causing irreparable
Granting this Motion for Tempo-
rary Injunction is the only means
available to the present lawful
Authority to prevent irreparable
injury, loss and damage to the
functioning of the Authority and
harm to the people of Carrabelle
and Franklin County.
In making his order on the tem-
porary injunction at 2:30 p.m. on
June 22, Judge Steinmeyer wrote:
This cause having come before the
court on the petitioner's motion
for temporary injunction, the
court being fully apprised of the
facts and the law in this matter
hereby grants petitioner's motion
and orders that the City of
Carrabelle is hereby enjoined from
seating two appointees to the Port
and Airport Authority until such
time as a full hearing on the mer-
its can be held, in order to avoid
immediate harm to the plaintiffs.
The Court finds that the normal
operation of Port Authority would
be dispupted by the improper
seating of members when there is
no vacancy which they can law-
fully fill.
The injunction was granted with-
out notice because there was not
sufficient time before the effective
date of the City's intended action
DONE and ORDERED in Cham-
bers at Apalachicola, Franklin
County, Florida, this 23rd day of
June 2000 at 2:30 p.m.

First Annual July 4
Governor Stone Day
In Apalachicola Draws
400 Dignitaries and
By Tom Campbell
The First Annual Governor Stone
Day on July 4 proved to be a good
idea and a wonderful event for
Independence Day. Captain Jerry
SWeber of The Governor Stone said,
"It's a great idea to have Gover-
nor Stone Day on July 4."
Governor Stone Day, July 4, was
declared by the state legislature
"to honor the oldest working Gulf
Coast Schooner in the state." The
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
organized the event "to focus on
the historic schooner and the
working waterfront of downtown
Apalachicola." Harry Arnold, one
of the Board Members of the Mu-
seum, pronounced the event a
"success, because this is the First
Annual celebration of the special
Festivities were held at the city
docks in Apalachicola, at the in-
tersection of Water Street and
Avenue D. Events included tours
of the historic vessel, a cook-out,
and a boat parade beginning at 4
p.m. The boat parade was open
"to all commercial and pleasure
craft, and there were 20 entries.
Mayor Alan Pierce of Apalachicola
was the official Parade Commo-
dore, and was joined by other dig-
nitaries on The Governor Stone.
Some of the organizers on hand
were: Directors of the Maritime
Museum, Harry Arnold, Charlie
Williamson, President Hollis Vail,
Dan Garlick, Gordon Atkinson,
Cliff Butler, Kristin Anderson, and
Lee Willis. There were 400 digni-
taries and.guests.
All proceeds will go to the upkeep
of The Governor Stone. Kristin
Anderson helped start the mu-
seum in 1989, along with Mike
Koun, Johnny Meyer and others.
The Governor Stone was built in
1877, at an original cost of about
$400. This gaff-rigged 63-foot
wooden schooner is considered
the oldest operating sailing ves-
sel in the American South. Cap-
tain is Jerry Weber and First Mate
is Joe Terrell. Harry Arnold prom-
ised "fireworks over the river" next

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Already, since the units were
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Public Scoping
Phase Two scoping meetings for
the first operational F-22 wing
have been scheduled for Eglin and
Tyndall Air Force bases, FL. These
meetings will be held to solicit
additional public input regarding
the proposal to base the first op-
erational F-22 wing.
After completing Phase One pub-
lic scoping meetings, the Air Force
considered operational and envi-
ronmental data as well as public
comments for the purposes of
narrowing down the candidate
bases. After this initial review and
based on current information, the
Air Force believes that all
five-candidate bases continue to
be suitable for additional analy-
sis in the draft Environmental
Impact Statement.
Phase Two scoping meetings will
be held to gather community-
specific issues regarding the pro-
posed beddown at each location.
In the. Panhandle arm the F-22
Phase Two Scoping meetings will
all be held from 6:45-9 p.m. The
four locations and dates are:
Apalachicola, July 10 at the
Raney-Carriage House, 76 Mar-
ket St.; Panama City, July 11 at
Gulf Coast Community College,
5230 W. Highway 98; Niceville,
July 12 at Okaloosa-Walton Com-
munity College, 100 College Blvd.;
and Navarre, July 13 at Navarre
High School, 8600 High School
The F-22 air superiority fighter is
being developed as the nation's
next air dominance weapon sys-
tem. The proposal for the initial
F-22 beddown or basing includes
a tow of 72 operational aircraft
grouped into three squadrons.
The first aircraft is scheduled for
delivery in 2004.
The Air Force encourages com-
ments and feedback at any time.
However, to ensure that sufficient
time to consider public and
agency comments is included in
the draft EIS, comments should
be submitted to, HQ ACC/CP-VP,
129 Andrews St., Ste. 102, Lan-
gley AFB, VA 23665-2769, Attn:
Ms Brenda Cook by October 31.
For more information, contact 1st
Lt. Jessica Smith, Air Combat
Command Public Affairs, Langley
AFB, Va., at 757-764-5007.

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Propose, Water Rates On St.

George Island

Water Management Services (WMS) filed its limited application for an
increase in water rates on St. George Island in early June. One of the
exhibits became available in recent days showing current rates and
increases in phase one and phase two. The matter is now pending
before the Public Service Commission, and the first hearing is likely
to be in September 2000, with a decision expected sometime in late
fall, around November 2000.
The gallon cost now averages $1.98 for current residents on St. George.
Phase one would increase that to $3.19, if the Public Service Commis-
sion approves the Water Management Services, Inc., plan. Eventu-
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Apalachicola Research Reserve To Hold

Archaeology Day 2000 On July 15

By Tom Campbell
Mark your calendar for Archaeol-
ogy Day 2000, Saturday, July 15.
The special event will continue
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest
speaker will be Dr. Nancy White
of the University of South Florida,
who will discuss the Apalachicola
Valley's rich cultural history and
will be available for artifact iden-
Other activities will include pot-
tery making, spear throwing and
flint knapping demonstrations.
The Apalachicola National Estua-
rine Research Reserve (ANERR) is
at 261 Seventh Street,
Apalachicola, and was among this
year's recipients of the Stewards
of Heritage Preservation Awards
These awards are given out every
other year by the Florida.Archaeo-

logical Council, the professional
organization of archaeologists in
the state, to non-archaeologists
who help to promote and preserve
Florida archaeology. The Award
honors those committed to ar-
chaeological preservation, educa-
tion and encouragement of pub-
lic support for conservation.
Dr. Nancy White nominated
ANERR for their 14 years of as-
sistance to professional archaeol-
ogy in northwest Florida. Ar-
chaeological research and preser-
vation grants and resources are
"an integral part of the ANERR
management plan," according to
an article in the current issue of
the OysterCatcher.
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Archaeology Day 2000 activities
on July 15, interested persons
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By Tom Campbell
The Professional Repertory Com-
pany of 2000 at the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola demonstrates en-
semble playing at its best in "The
Dining Room," a multi-layered
comedy-drama about family life.
When you go to see this produc-
tion, prepare to sit back, relax,
laugh and have a really good time.
"The Dining Room" is a play writ-
ten by A. R. Gurney that respects
family life and values, but sees the
humor also. Beautifully directed
by Gil Lazi'er of Florida State Uni-
versity, the entire company of ac-
tors enjoy what they are doing,
and do it professionally, with all
the nuances and gusto perfected.

Cleo Holladay as the First Actress
heads the good-looking and tal-
ented ensemble of players, cer-
tainly the best yet entirely at the
Dixie Theatre, setting a standard
for others to come. Holladay plays
several different roles, with very
little costume change, but it's not
necessary, as each new charac-
ter is clearly delineated by physi-
cal demeanor and psychological
clues. This gifted actress is always
a joy to the audience.
The production works so well
because the whole cast is gifted
and they work together in true en-
semble playing. Sensitive to each
other, they generously share, and
the audience experiences, a rare
spiritual communion.
George Hosmer as the First Actor
is a thoroughly delightful charac-
ter who will steal the audience's
heart while making them laugh
out loud. He is excellent as the
kid he plays so well, and the
grandfather who almost steals the
show (and would, except all the
actors are strong and disciplined).
No scene stealers here, but tight
ensemble playing which delighted
the opening night audience. If
Hosmer comes close to mugging
on occasion, the strong inner life
of the character sustains the
comic effect.
Randy Thompson (2nd Actor) and
Joshua Stadelmyer (3rd Actor),
who were terrific in "The Woman
In Black," here perform several
different roles each, completely
dissimilar and very effective in
each role.
Dixie Partington (2nd Actress)
brings a unique dimension to
each of her various roles, which
is her special gift. Vocal quality,
psychological tone and physical
bearing all define each of her
Jennifer Plants (3rd Actress) fin-
ishes out the ensemble in great
style, adding youthful zest to pro-
fessional discipline. Plants has
performed in Chicago and Talla-
hassee, among other theatres,
before coming to the Dixie The-
The play takes place in a dining
room (or, as the program states,
"many dining rooms, and shifts
back and'forth from the present
to the past)." But because of the
fine acting and direction, the au-
dience follows the action clearly
and is never confused. The fabric
of the families involved is

poignantly and intricately woven.
The opening night audience felt
comfortable and right at home.
This is Professional Repertory
Theatre at its best.
Producing Director Rex
Partington has another hit on his
hands and he was smiling a great
deal on the occasion of opening
night. Dixie Partington said,
"What a great audience this was.
They picked up on everything and
seemed to enjoy the whole show."

Zachariah Phillips (Production
Stage Manager/Designer) has
done another superb job. The
beautiful dining room table and
furnishings play an important
role in the action, just as they
should, evoking memories, love,
laughter and, sometimes, a tear
or two. Phillips knows how to
make the most of the Dixie The-
atre stage and does a professional
Kudos to the whole company.
Keep up the good work.
For reservations, phone the Dixie
Theatre Box Office, 850-
653-3200. Performances Thurs-
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See it and have a really good time.

Randy Thompson

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following new Disaster Services
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past 35 years. She was a homemaker
and had worked in the seafood indus-
try, and was a member of the Deliver-
ance Tabernacle Church in Eastpoint.
She is survived by her husband,
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son, Ronald Patrick Jackson of Texas:
two daughters: Tamera Jackson and
Jessica Jackson, both of Eastpoint;
two brothers: Henry Shiver and. James
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ters: Faye Crutchfield. Sara Granger,
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and Mary Spivey of Tallahassee; and
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All defendants listed below are presumed innocent until found
guilty in a court of law.

Altman, Victor J.: Charged with felony D.U.I. (fourth offense). According to
the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On April 22. 2000.
an officer observed a motorcycle travelling in Apalachicola at a high rate of
speed. The officer followed with blue light activated. The defendant pulled into
thle parking lot of the botanical gardens almost losing control and crashing.
The defendant got off of the cycle and almost fell down. When the officer ap-
proached he noticed a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage. The defendant
refused a field sobriety test but agreed to take the breath test. He was arrested
and transported to the county jail where the intoxilyzer 5000 was adminis-
tered with the results being .136 and .134. Arraignment continued until July
17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Chase, Doris M.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence ano battery. According to the probable cause report the
following allegedly occurred: On April 28. 2000. an officer was notified that
someone was fighting at the E-Z serve in Eastpoint. When the officer arrived
he saw the defendant hitting Joe Sapp. Joe tried to hold her to stop her. When
the officer approached he saw that Sapp's nose was bleeding. When the officer
attempted to' place the defendant into custody she walked around the east
side of the store. When the officer stopped her she hit him on the leg with a
full can of beer. The defendant resisted physically the entire time and had to
be restrained to stop her. She was arrested and transported to the countyjail.
The defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was sched-
uled for July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Toby: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, 2nd-degree felony. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On April
14, 2000, the officer made contact with the victim. Ms. Lisa Sellers, who stated
that the defendant along with man went inside her home and removed several
items without permission. The items included some unopened mail, an elec-
tric sander and some collectible stuffed animals. The two men took the items
to a neighbor's house who was unaware that they were stolen. When the neigh-
bor noticed some of the mail had the victim's name on it the neighbor con-
tacted Sellers who then contacted the sheriffs office. Next hearing is sched-
uled for July 17, 2000. Attorney William Webster represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On May 16, 2000, an officer was at the E-Z Serve in Apalachicola. The
victim, Stephanie Adkison, indicated she wanted to talk to the officer. She
informed the officer that the defendant had beaten her. The victim stated the
defendant hit her with a pipe, stick and a hammer, knocking her unconscious.
Arraignment continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defen-
Enfinger, Howard Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended/felony
(5th offense). According to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred:
On May 7, 2000, an officer conducted a traffic stop and determined that the
defendant was driving while his license was suspended. The officer stated
that he had issued the defendant two warnings earlier in the month. Arraign-
ment continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Fred, Sr.: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/
hand gun. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On April 14, 2000, an officer was dispatched to meet with William
Tarver regarding an assault with a handgun. Tarver stated that he, Christine
D. Stills, Franklin Parker and Ellen Elgar were parked at the Swifty Mart
when Fred Estes, Sr. and Fred Estes, Jr. parked next to them. Estes, Jr. walked
up to the car and grabbed Ellen Elgar out of the car. Estes, Jr. screamed and
cursed Elgar telling her to get into his car, which she did. Tarver stated that
he and friends followed them to Estes, Jr.'s home to make sure Elgar was not
harmed. Stills went to the door and Estes, Jr. walked out and told Stills to get
off of his property. Estes, Jr. then yelled for Estes, Sr., who came out the door
and grabbed Stills pulling her towards Tarver's car. Tarver and Parker got out
of the car and got into an altercation with Estes, Jr. Estes, Sr. then pointed a
gun in Tarver's face threatening to shoot him. Tarver, Parker and Stills, left to
"call the law." The officer then went to Estes, Sr.'s home and Estes, Sr. admit-
ted to pulling the gun but refused to turn the gun over to the officer. Estes. Sr.
was arrested and transported to the countyjail. Pretrial conference scheduled
for August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert-C.:-Charged with.kidnapping to facilitate felony, two counts of
sexual battery-and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On May 12. 2000. an
officer was dispatched to a home in Eastpoint, FL. Officers interviewed the
victim of sexual battery. She was observed to be extremely upset and had
injuries to nose, face and marks around her neck. The victim'stated that the
defendant had sexually battered her. The victim was transported to Weem's
Memorial Hospital where a sexual examination was completed. The victim
advised officers, in a sworn-recorded statement, that she returned home at
approximately 10:20 p.m. on May 11, 2000. A few minutes before 11:00 p.m.
she opened the front door to let her dog out when she observed the defendant
standing by a truck. The defendant forced her into the house and started
choking her. He then placed a pillow over her mouth and stated he would cut
her throat. The victim stated that she accompanied the defendant to his truck
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because she thought he had a gun. They left Eastpoint and went through
Apalachicola. At a caution light the victim observed two deputies and attempted
to get out of the truck by opening the door and putting out her foot. The
defendant pulled her by her hair back into the truck. At this point the victim
lost her house keys. They continued to go through Apalachicola but the de-
fendant parked on a side street and the defendant grabbed and twisted her
neck. The victim grabbed a stick in an attempt to defend herself. The defen-
dant took the stick away from her and started beating her with it and the
victim's shirt came off. The defendant then drove west, turned onto C-30.
traveled three to four miles and turned down a dirt road. The defendant started
to look for a shirt for the victim and when he got out of the truck the victim hid
the stick. The defendant had a belt in his possession (which he used to try to
tie her with while they were at her house). The victim said the belt was bloody
and she threw it out the window. The defendant took the victim home and he
started taking off her shoes, pants and panties. The victim advised him to quit
and that she was hurting from the beating. He did not stop. The victim stated
that she was unable to leave the house because of extreme fatigue but she
could not sleep because she thought she was going to die. The defendant
sexually battered her again in the morning. The victim stated that Gloria Estes
came into the home and the victim hid between two mattresses. After Ms.
Estes left the defendant took the victim home. Ten minutes after she got home
a report was made to the Sheriff s office. When another deputy interviewed
the defendant he said in a sworn-recorded statement that he observed the
victim being beaten by another girl and that the victim was bloody and re-
quested his assistance. The defendant stated that the victim was his
ex-girlfriend so he agreed to help her. The defendant further stated that they
.went to his home and spent the night. He said there might be some blood
inside the truck because the victim was bloody from the incident at the E-Z
Serve store. While the officer was interviewing the defendant another officer
took the victim to the area off of C-30 and they located tire tracks of a vehicle
and the belt she threw out the window. Pretrial conference scheduled for Au-
gust 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Foster, Marvin D.: Charged with grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit
card. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On April 14. 2000. an officer was dispatched to a home in Apalachicola in
response to a complaint of credit card theft. It was reported that the defen-
dant had stolen some credit cards from the victim. Robert Barries. The credit
cards were recovered and returned to the victim and the defendant, was ar-
rested. Pretrial conference scheduled for July 17, 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Fuller, Dana Marie: Charged with interference with custody. On May 4. 2000,
a mother filed a report that her 15-year-old daughter was missing. The child
was located with the defendant in Enigma, Georgia and returned home by
deputies.' Pretrial conference scheduled for August 21. 2000. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
This accused person (David L. Jackson) bears no connection to David
E. Jackson (Carrabelle) of the Ace Hardware.
Jackson, David L.: Charged with two counts of passing worthless checks
over $150. Defendant is incarcerated in the Bay County Jail. According to
information provided by the Clerk of the Court's Office the defendant allegedly
cashed a check for $250 on October 6. 1999 at IGA in Carrabelle and on
October 4, 1999, cashed another check in the amount of $300. Pretrial con-
ference scheduled for July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
McElravey, Phillip E., Jr.: Charged with cultivation of cannabis. On May 15.
2000, several officers were searching for a stolen purse. They located the con-
tents of the purse on the edge of property on 10th St. and Ave E. They ap-
proached the house and asked the owner if they could look around the house
for the purse and the officers were advised that they could. While searching
for the purse they discovered marijuana plants growing in buckets. The offic-
ers asked the defendant about the plants and he advised them that he would
not say anything. He was arrested and transported to the countyjail. Arraign-
ment continued until July 17, 2000. Attorney Rachel Chesnut represented
the defendant.
Smith, Wendy Michele: Charged with 20 counts of illegally obtaining pre-
scription medication and three counts of uttering forged instrument. Accord-
ing to the probable cause affidavit filed by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE), the defendant was employed at Riverview Medical Cen-
ter in Carrabelle until October 1, 1999. Dr. Charles Lewis assumed control of
the medical center on October 1, 1999, and did not retain the defendant as an
employee. The FDLE agent determined that the defendant obtained 12 pre-
scriptions for Nubain in the name of her husband between June 25, 1999.
and October 20, 1999. Prosecuting attorney is Adam Ruiz. Arraignment con-
tinued until July 17, 2000.
Sparks, David Reed: Charged with fraudulent use of credit card and petit
theft. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. According to the probable
cause affidavit a complaint was filed alleging that the defendant made a num-
ber of purchases with the victim's credit card. Steiger represented the defen-
dant. Pretrial conference scheduled for July 17, 2000.
Topham, Duane Allen: Charged with driving while license suspended or re-
voked. According to a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation the defendant was cited
on Hwy 65. The defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. He was sentenced to 30 days with credit for 30 days served. He was
sentenced to 18 months probation to include 180 hours of community service
and ordered to pay $275 in court costs. Steiger represented the defendant.
Townsend, Rufus Eugene: Charged with sale of a controlled substance: crack
cocaine. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On May 13, 2000, an officer was contacted by a confidential infor-
mant who stated that the above defendant had been in contact with him and
offered to sell him crack cocaine. The informant stated that.the defendant had
supplied him a pager number and told him that if he wanted to purchase any
amount of crack cocaine over $50 to page him and he would deliver the crack
cocaine to him. After a controlled buy the defendant was arrested. Pretrial
conference scheduled'for July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Walker, Michael: Charged with worthless check over-$150. According to in-
formation provided by the Clerk of the Court's office the following allegedly
occurred: On July 7, 1999, the defendant, who is from Tallahassee, wrote a
rent check in the amount of $882.14 to Sun Coast Realty on St. George Is-
land. The check was returned. The defendant failed to appear in court and a
capias was issued. Pretrial conference scheduled for July 17, 2000,
Williams, Cathy Jean: Charged with worker's compensation fraud. Accord-
ing to an affidavit for arrest warrant filed by FDLE the following allegedly
occurred: On April 28, 1998, the defendant filed a notice of injury report alleg-
ing that she hurt her back while lifting a box. At the time of the accident, she
was on duty working as a cook with the Franklin County School Board. A
worker's compensation claim was then opened. Pursuant to the processing of
this claim, the insurance carrier's attorney deposed the defendant. During
the deposition the defendant was asked if she had any back problems or pain
before the accident and she replied, "No". She also stated that she had head-
aches and nausea after the accident, denying that these symptoms were present
prior to the accident. She denied having any pain or problems with the left
side of her body prior to the accident. A subsequent review of her medical
records indicated a long-standing prior history of back pain, headaches, nau-
sea and pain/tingling on the left side of her body. The defendant had sought
treatment for these on-going medical complaints approximately 23 times since
January 3. 1994. Subsequent review by physicians and physical therapists
resulted in the conclusion that Williams was maximizing her symptoms. Ad-
ditionally it was concluded that her back pain was a degenerative disorder.
and not the result of the reported accident. Pretrial conference scheduled for
July 17. 2000. A public defender was appointed to represent the defendant.


Adamick, Charlene M.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. D.U.I.
and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Continued until July 17.
2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in
stolen property. Pretrial continued until July 17 and trial scheduled for July
19. 2000. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Baxley, Paul C.: Charged with driving while license suspended or revoked
and possession of controlled substance. The defendant entered a plea of no
contest to the first charge and the State dropped the second charge. The de-
fendant was adjudicated guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in the county
jail with credit for 21 days served, 18 months probation to include no illegal
drugs or alcohol, random urinalysis. 180 hours of community service and is
to pay $275 in court costs. Attorney Bambara Sanders represented the defen-
Blanchard, Avon: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pretrial conference continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the
Brown, Tyrone: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude, posses-
sion of cannabis and driving while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial con-
ference continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check
and felony fleeing or attempting to elude. The defendant entered a plea of no
contest to the four counts of uttering a forged chock and the State dropped
the last charge. The defendant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to three
years probation. Attorney William Webster represented the defendant. Ruiz
was the prosecuting attorney.

Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and etit theft. Pretrial
continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Evans, Carl E.: Charged with driving while license suspended/felony and
D.U.I. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defen-
Evans, Tyrone R.: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and battery. The first
charge was dropped by the State and the second charge was transferred to
County Court. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Gordon, James D.: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Pretrial continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Grimsley, Wallace: Charged with grand theft auto and felony fleeing or at-
tempting to elude. Pretrial continued until July 17, 2000. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Hammonds, Glen Paul, Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with firearm. The
defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was
sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) for 22 months to
be followed by ten years of probation to include random urinalysis, no contact
with the victim and mental health counseling. Attorney William Webster rep-
resented the defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude, re-
sisting officer with violence, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. Pretrial
continued until July 17, 2000.Steiger represented the defendant. Ruiz was
the prosecuting attorney.
Hatfield, Matt: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Pretrial continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Herndon, Olin Grimsley, I: Charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and
felony fleeing or attempting to elude. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer and resisting
arrest with violence. Pretrial continued until August 21, 2000: Also. charged
with sexual act with child under 16 years of age. Pretrial continued until
'August 21 and trial scheduled for August 23. 2000. Steiger represented de-
Lee, Michael Lane: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12, sexual
act with child under 1.6 and child abuse. Pretrial continued until July'17.
2000. Attorney Cheryl L. Gentry represented the defendant.
Macks, Paul H.: Charged with three counts of worthless checks over $150.
The defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. He
was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the county jail with credit for 91
days served. Incarceration to be followed by 24 months of probation. He is to
pay $347.87 to the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. $795 to Piggly Wiggly.
$30 to the State Attorney's Office and $275 in court costs. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Marshall, Ronald George: Charged with D.U.I. manslaughter, three counts
of D.U.I. with serious injuries and four counts of driving while license sus-
pended or revoked involving death. Pretrial continued until August 21 and
trial scheduled for August 23, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Massey, Michele: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and re-
sisting officer with violence. Pretrial continued until July 17, 2000, and trial
scheduled for July 19, 2000. Defendant was also charged with burglary of a
dwelling, resisting officer with violence and petit theft. Pretrial conference for
the latter charges continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the
McEwan, Donald Ray: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glenn: Charged with driving while license suspended/felony. Pre-
trial continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Travis Dewayne: Charged with lewd and lascivious act in the pres-
ence of a child under 16. Pretrial continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Pretrial continued
until July 17, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Pedrick, Robyn: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer. Pretrial
continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pumphrey, James J., Jr.: Charged with sexual battery. Pretrial continued
until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Raffleld, Devin: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until July 17,
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert, Jr.: Charged with four counts of sexual act with child under 16
years of age. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the
Sanders, Lionel: Charged with principal 1st degree to sale of crack cocaine
and sale of a controlled substance. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.

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Shirah, William Frank: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. The defendant
entered a no contest plea to a lesser charge of criminal mischief and was
adjudicated guilty. He is to pay restitution and a fine of $250. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Shiver, Tammy: Charged with grand theft, cultivation of cannabis. posses-
sion of less than 20 grams marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pretrial conference continued until July 17. 2000. and trial set for July 19.
2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Sponsler, Alien: Charged with escape. Pretrial continued until August 21.
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Stanley, Tammy K.: Charged with one count of grand theft auto and grand
theft of a firearm. Trial set for July 22. 2000.
Strops, Michael John: Charged with driving under influence/felonv and driving
while license expired over four months. The defendant entered a plea of no
contest to both counts and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 1
months and 29 days injail with credit for 114 days served. Incarceration to be
followed by 24 months probation to include 240 hours of community service.
$295 fine. D.U.I. level II and vehicle impounded for 90 days. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Tipton, Miriam: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Pretrial continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wilson, Elijah: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude. grand theft
of motor vehicle, violation of driver license law. aggravated assault on law
enforcement officer, two counts of grand theft of motor vehicle and grand
theft. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the

Amerson, Andrew Jack: Charged with resisting officer with violence and op-
erating a boat under-the influence. The defendant admitted VOP and was
adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with
credit for 232 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lake, Curtis, IV: Charged with possession of cocaine. Arraignment continued
until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Massey, Michele Dawn: Charged with six counts of uttering a forged instru-
ment. Continued until July 17, 2000.
Miller, William B., IV: Charged with one count of grand theft/third degree.
Continued until July 17, 2000. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler represented the
Parramore, Matthew: Charged with grand theft/third degree. Continued until
July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the. defendant.
Rosier, Andre Nathaniel: Charged with possession of crack cocaine and pos-
session of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Continued until July 17. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Harold Wayne: Charged with arson of a structure. Hearing contin-
ued until July 17. 2000. A public defender was appointed to represent defen-

Brannan, Herbert Shannon: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under
12. The defendant admitted to VOP and was found in violation. He was sen-
tenced to four weekends injail to be completed by November 11., 2000. He was
also charged with D.U.I. level I. The defendant entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to six months probation and
driver's license suspended, vehicle impounded for 10 days, 50 hours of com-
munity service and a $650 fine. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hammond, William: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
Continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Foster, Connie M. aka Connie F. Massey: Charged with uttering a forged
check. The defendant admitted to VOP and was found in violation. Defendant
sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with credit for 66 days served.
Steiger represented defendant.
Pierce, Harry: Charged with possession of a controlled substance. The defen-
dant admitted to VOP and was found in violation. He was sentenced to 11
months and 29 days in jail with credit for 141 days served. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Wright, Bradley L.: Charged with battery. The defendant admitted VOP and
was found in violation. He was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for
149 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.

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Campbell, Michael: Charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon, bur-
glary with assault, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. Pretrial continued until August 21. 2000. and
trial scheduled for August 23. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, William: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony and armed rob-
bery with firearm. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Charlton, Anders Devon: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession of cannabis. Pretrial continued until July 17, 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence and battery. Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. At-
torney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Croom, Derrick B.: Charged with sexual battery by threats reasonably be-
lieved. Pretrial continued until August 21 and trial scheduled for August 23.
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession of vessel with no hull number.
Pretrial continued until July 17. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.

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