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Franklin -hronicle

Volume 9, Number 16


August 4 17, 2000


This Issue
12 Pages

Franklin Briefs.......... 2
Nelson Resignation .... 2
FWCC Responds to R.
Crum ADA Complaint. 3
Editorial & Commentary
............................. 3, 4
School Calendar........ 4
St. James Bay........... 6
New Businesses ....... 7
FCAN ....................... 8
Second Circuit Court
........................... 9, 10
Lanark Village......... 10
Bookshop ................ 12

Governor's Picks
Seated at CPAA

By Rene Topping
Bob Soderholm, a Marine
Specialist and Marian Morris, a
Carrabelle teacher, were seated as
members of th6 Carrabelle Port
and Airport Authority on July 20
at a meeting held'at the Franklin
County Senior Citizens building.
The two had been selected from a
list of several other candidates
nominated by the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce,
Tallahassee Chamber and
Associated Industries. They were
the choice of Governor Jeb Bush
to hold seats on the Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority (CPAA).
On the other hand, four
candidates who had been
appointed to the authority by the
Carrabelle City Commission were..,
'turned down for seating by the
other members of the CPAA, on
advice from their attorney Ann
Cowles. All members of the CPAA
are sworn in at a CPAA meeting,
but Cowles objected to the seating
due to the fact that there was
pending litigation between the city
and the CPAA.
Originally at the June 1 meeting
of the Carrabelle City Commission
Commissioner Raymond
Williams, had introduced a
proposal to appoint Richard
Molsbee, William Massey, Sid
Winchester and Donald Wood to
the CPAA. The CPAA mounted a
challenge to the seating,
referencing the fact that the item
was not agended, nor advertised
and was introduced during a part
of the agenda known as
"Commissioner Reports." This
area is customarily reserved for
the commissioners to report to the
people and fellow commissioners,
on their departments.
They also questioned the
appointment of Donald Wood
because he was a key witness in
a suit against the CPAA and Bevis
and Associates affecting Timber
Island, and Richard Molsbee,
because Molsbee was associated
'with a criminal case pending at
that time before the courts. There
was also a matter relating to the
fact that there was only one
vacancy on the City seats at the
present time.
Molsbee and Winchester both
asked for their names to be
withdrawn from appointment
saying that it was because of the
controversy surrounding the
At a later City Commission
meeting on July 6, Williams
placed the matter on the agenda
and the commissioners appointed
Dr. Ivan Backerman and Dr.
Freda White to be seated.
immediately following the
swearing in and installation of the
Governor's two selections,
Carrabelle City Attorney Doug
Gaidry, representing the City
interests, made the second
attempt to seat the City's
appointees, saying, "We also have
someone here tonight to appoint
to the seat that is not in dispute.
Dr. Freda White is here and we
would like to have her sworn in
as well."
Acting Chairman David Jones
deferred to the CPAA's attorney.
Cowles replied, "Mr. Gaidry knows
well that we are in litigation. Not
with the governors choice. But

Continued on Page 10

F rom the Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and-Technology
Policy, Washington, D.C.

Climate Change Impacts On The United States: A

Distilled Report On The Potential Consequences of

SClimate Variability And Change

Amid Fanfare, Face Painting and
Ribbon Cutting, Goodwill Industries
Store Opens at Eastpoint.

Finally, after years of local inquir-
ies and investigation by Goodwill
Industries of Tallahassee; a new
Goodwill store was inaugurated in
Eastpoint on Saturday, July
22nd. This store joins the corpo-
rate collection of 26 stores cur-
rently operating within 22 coun-
ties that define the "Goodwill area"
surrounding Tallahassee.
There are stores throughout the
northern Florida region including
Perry, Madison, Quincy,
Marianna, Chipley, Crestview,
Thomasville (Georgia), 7 more in
Tallahassee and 5 stores in
Panaria City.
Denise Horn, Director of Commu-
nity Relations for Goodwill in the
corporate center at Tallahassee,
was on hand to help orchestrate
the opening day festivities. "You
can find anything at Goodwill. We
have literally (everything includ-
ing) ... the kitchen sink. Clothing
in all sizes. Furniture, computers,
wares of all types. Prices are so
reasonable that anyone can afford
to dress well, she said.
How did you happen to pick East-
point, the Chronicle asked. "We've
been looking at Eastpoint for a
long time. The community had
gotten in touch with us and we
went to open a store while mak-
ing sure everything would work."
The store is operated in the build-
ing formerly used for the East-
point pharmacy and medical of-
fices, on Island Drive to and from
St. George Island.
"We exist because we believe ev-
erybody should have the right to
work," Ms. Horn added. Goodwill
Industries provides job training
and job placement to those per-
sons who have "...barriers to
Clothing has always been the
number one category for sales,
but there are hundreds of wares
and furniture items, most "one of
a kind." In Tallahassee, there are
certified repair persons who tend
to the electronic and other offer-
ings. The local Eastpoint store
now employs five persons and

Denise Horn
additional staff in the career de-
velopment services will be added
within a few weeks. There will be
a job placement center operated
in conjunction with the retail
business. Later, pickup services
for large items will be a part of
the acquisition plans to help keep
up the inventory. For opening day,
merchandise from the Tallahas-
see headquarters was brought in.
Professional mime and face paint-
ers were hired for the occasion,
adding high interest for the chil-
dren and adults following the
ribbon-cutting officially opening
the store Hours of operation are
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 1 5 p.m.
The telephone for the Eastpoint
store is 670-4836, and calls may
be made for career development
matters to that number, as well.

Florida Agrees
To Extend
Deadline For
Representatives, for Florida,
Georgia and Alabama agreed
on July 31, 2000 to continue
negotiations on two tri-state
river compacts, extending the
deadline for an agreement
until the end of the year. The
states need additional time to
evaluate potential options for
a resolution.
Governor Jeb Bush has spo-
ken with Governor Roy
Barnes of Georgia and Gov-
ernor Don Siegelman of Ala-
bama, and all remain opti-
mistic about reaching an
Florida entered into the com-
pacts in 1997 to settle dis-
putes over the rights to use
water from two river basins,
the Apalachicola-Chattahoo-
chee-Flint Basin (ACF) and
the Alabama-Coosa-Talla-
poosa Basin (ACT). The
Chattahoochee and Flint Riv-
ers meet near the Florida bor-
der to make the Apalachicola
River, which flows through
the panhandle and. empties
into Apalachicola Pay. Florida
wants to ensure an adequate
water flow from the rivers to
protect the fragile eco-system
in the Bay, which produces
90% of the state's oysters.

Gulf Oyster Industry Council "Wins A Battle, But War Goes On"

By Tom Campbell
In a Bureau of Aquaculture meet-
ing Thursday, August 3, Bureau
Chief David C. Heil stated as the
purpose of that meeting: "To see
if the Oyster'Industry can help to
develop Florida's own Vibrio
vulnificus (V.v.) Management.
Representatives of the Gulf Oys-
ter Industry Council and other
shellfish industry members at the
Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the
Interstate Shellfish Sanitation
Conference (ISSC) earlier in July,

2000, expressed concern that V.
v. Risk Management (Issue
00-201) was seriously flawed in
both direction and science. The
official statement said, "We believe
that the issue direction is wrong
because of its significant reliance
on post-harvest treatment of raw
oysters as the primary control
The statement continued, "The
industry commitment to aggres-
sive consumer education, which
should result in continued mar-
ket driven adoption of
post-harvest treatment, is consis-
tent with the spirit and intent of

ISSC's proposed Vv. risk manage-
ment approach."
Consumer education for con-
sumer protection is the primary
concern until additional "post
harvest treatment capacity is pro-
vided in 2003. A one-year delay
in adoption of the proposed ISSC
Vv. risk management approach
until its uncertainties and flaws
are corrected will" (be a positive
step.) "Increased consumer edu-
cation emphasizing postharvest
treated product availability will
still move forward."
Continued on Page 7

The Chronicle has obtained a copy of the overview report on climate
change impacts on the United States, drafted by the National Assess-
ment Synthesis Team (NAST), a committee of experts drawn from
governments, universities, industry and non-governmental organi-
zations. This peer-reviewed document is an "overview" of a larger 700-
page study focusing on specific problems connected with the
"green-house effect" and global warming. The Assessment was called
for by a 1990 law, conducted by the U. S. Global Change Research
Program (USGCRP).
The Assessment's purpose is to synthesize, evaluate, and report on
what is presently known about the potential consequences of climate
variability and change for the United States in the 21st Century. The
report sought to identify key climatic vulnerabilities of particular re-
gions and sectors, including the southeast U. S., in the context of
other changes in the nation's environment, resources and economy.
The summary report on global change embraces many interrelated
issues. This first National Assessment has examined only climate
change and variability with a primary focus on specific regions and
Each region and sector team is publishing a separate report of its
own analyses, some of which are still continuing. For now, this distil-
lation focuses only on the southeastern United States, including
Florida. There are scientific uncertainties with regard to certain sec-
tions of the report. To describe uncertainties, the report uses a con-
sistent set of terms that denote various levels of confidence, similar
to those used in weather forecasting. The level of confidence ascribed
to each result is based on the expert judgment of the NAST. If there is
less than a 10% chance of an event, it is either not mentioned or
described as "little change or "very unlikely." A 10-33% chance is
referred to as "unlikely" or "some chance." A 34-66% chance is "pos-.
sible" while a 67-90% chance is "likely" or "probable." If there is more
than a 90% chance, the event is called "very likely" or "very prob-
The reader of this summary should also note that this summary and
the overview report is still in draft but made available for "public
review." The summary itself has had three levels of review. More than
300 scientific and technical experts have provided peer review on
part or all of the report. A panel of experts convened by the President's
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has provided broad
oversight and monitored the author's response to reviews. Finally,
the report was reviewed by federal agencies, under the guidance of
the' Office of Technology Policy (OSTP).

Climate Change and Our Nation
Long-term observations confirm that our climate is now changing at
a rapid rate. Over the 20th Century, the average annual U. S. tem-
perature has risen by almost 1 degree Fahrenheit and precipitation
has increased nationally by 5 to 10%. Science indicates that the warm-
ing in the 21st Century will be significantly larger than in the 20th
Century. Temperatures in the U. S. will rise by about 5-10 degrees
Fahrenheit on average in the next 100 years. The rise is very likely to
be associated with more extreme precipitation and faster evaporation
of water, leading to greater frequency of both very wet and very dry
This assessment reveals a number of national-level impacts of cli-
mate variability and change including impacts to natural ecosystems
and water resources. Natural ecosystems appear to be the most vul-
nerable to the harmful effects of climate change as there is often little
that can be done to 'help them adapt to the projected speed and
amount of change. Some ecosystems that are already constrained by
climate, such as alpine meadows in the Rocky Mountains, are likely
to face extreme stress and may disappear entirely. One of the climate
scenarios used in this Assessment suggests the potential for the for-
ests in the southeast to break up into a mosaic of forests, savannas,
and grasslands.
Several of the climate scenarios suggest possible changes in the spe-
cies composition of the Northeast forests, including the loss of sugar
maple. Major alterations to natural ecosystems due to climate change
could possibly have negative consequences for our economy, which
Continued on Page.5

Doomsday Scenario: In the next 100 years, coastal northern Florida
.communities and infrastructure are very likely to have storm surges combined
with rising sea level that will increase threats to water and sewer systems,
transportation and communication systems, homes and other buildings.
Sea-level rise is very likely to cause the loss of some barrier beaches, islands,
marshes, and coastal forests, throughout the 21st century. This map is a
preliminary classification of annual shoreline erosion throughout the US, in
coarse detail and resolution. The areas most vulnerable to future sea-level
change are those with low relief which are already experiencing rapid erosion
rates, such as the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Red is for severe erosion, yellow
for moderate erosion.

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Poaj 7 d Augnuslt 2000


The F Eraniklin ChrmnniP1



August 1, 2000
By Barbara Revell
Attending the Franklin County
Commission meeting: Chairman
Clarence Williams, Eddie
Creamer, Cheryl Sanders, Bevin
Putnal, Jimmy Mosconis, Clerk
Kendall Wade, Deputy Clerk
Amelia Varnes, County Attorney
Alfred O. Shuler.
The Commissioners approved
minutes from'the previous meet-
ing and payment of bills.
Superintendent of Public
Hubert Chipman provided the
Commissioners with a list of work
that has been completed by the
Department. Chipman praised
the crew and said they are doing
a very good job.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson reported that the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) inspected the
landfill last week and they deter-
mined that the construction and
demolition site has inadequate
cover. DEP has given the County
one week to correct the problem.
If the problem is not corrected in
a week the Comity could be fac-
ing $10,000 fine per day. Johnson
requested the Commissioners for
a declaration of an emergency.
The Commissioners approved
pending approval from the County
Attorney who was not present at
this point in the meeting. Johnson
expects the work to be completed
within the week.
Director' of Administrative
* Alan Pierce said he received in-
formation from Bob Burnett of
Alligator Point who reported to
that the County may be the re-
cipient of free "good quality"
limerock from the State because
of work they are doing at Bald
Point. The State doe s not want
the limerock. Cheryl Sanders
wanted to know what it would
cost the County to remove the
* Pierce requested Board approval
for the Road Department to as-
sist the. City of Carrabelle in
opening two blocks of Second St.
West. Board approved. Putnal
noted the work has begun.
* Pierce advised the Commission-
ers that he received a letter from
the Gulf Coast Workforce Devel-
opment Board requesting that
Ruth Schoelles be reappointed.
Board approved.
* Pierce gave the Commissioners
a copy of a second request from
Gulf County to purchase the bunk
beds bought for the EOC at the
airport but are now in storage.
Pierce said Gulf County only of-
fered $300 per set and the County
paid $600 per set. The Commis-
sioners instructed Pierce to fur-
ther negotiate with Gulf County.
* Pierce requested Board action
to direct the Planning Office to
submit a County FRDAP applica-
tion to buy land and/or build a
baseball/recreation complex in
Carrabelle. Cheryl' Sanders made
a motion to approve and Bevin
Putnal seconded the motion.
Board approved.
* Pierce then advised the Board
that he was asked to attend a
meeting in Lanark Village by a
committee of the newly reorga-
nized Lanark Village Association.
Pierce said, "They are concerned
about the lack of enforcement of
rules and regulations in the Vil-
lage. They are going to give me a
list of some of the worst infrac-
tions and I am going to investi-
gate them and report to the
* Pierce reported that Tim Turner,
Emergency Management Director,
has been researching ways to in-
crease the County's ability to
warn residents when evacuation
is necessary. Mr. Turner said,
"There is no appropriate way to
notify residents when there is a
problem". He pointed out that it
could be other reasons than a
hurricane to evacuate, i.e., chemi-
cal spill, etc. Turner spoke of a
system that uses the telephone
network to dial each residence at
a Cost of one dollar for each phone
line called. The $1 per call would
be per the called and could be
charged to the recipient of each
phone call. Turner said the entire
County could be notified within
45 minutes. Pierce wanted to
know if the Commissioner was
interested enough to have him
contact the phone company to
investigate the. ability to add a

surcharge to the phone bills for
the activation fee for the warning
system. The Commission re-
quested more information before
making a decision.
* Pierce also reported that Turner
has been working with the school
superintendent on using the
school buses during an evacua-
tion. Pierce said the school buses
can be used provided the county
has certified drivers mid provided
the Board will take responsibility
for property and liability damages
-in the event the County does use
the buses. Pierce requested Board
action to have the County Attor-
ney investigate the insurance is-
sue. Board approved.

Memorial Hospital
Susan Ficklen was before the
Board to update them on costs of
repairing the air conditioning sys-
tem at the hospital. Ms Ficklen
was well prepared for the meet-
ing and had engineers and air
conditioning people attend the
meeting in order to answer any of
the Commissioners questions. Ms
Ficklen expects repairs to begin
on August 2, 2000. Ms. Ficklen
said they are at a critical status
and implored the Board for assis-
tance. She indicated that if there
is a choice between getting the
CAT scan equipment or the air
conditioning fixed it would have
to be the air conditioning.
* David Conyers, consulting ar-
chitect for Centennial Health Care
(from Arkansas) presented what
he called a mechanical viewpoint
of the needs at the hospital. He
said the sprinkler system and
generator should be replaced. He
further noted that the boiler sys-
tem was of the 1960's vintage and
they cannot get parts to repair
them. He said the approximate
replacement cost would be
$15,000. He also said that the fire
alarm system needs to be re-
* Ed Locke, engineering consult-
ant, said the existing system is
antiquated and just not get any
more "miles" out of it. He equated
it to a Chevy engine with 200,000
miles on it. He said the system
cannot be relied upon and that
much time, money and effort 'is
being spent just attempting to
maintain the current system.
There was considerable discus-
sion and several different finan-
cial figures were tossed around.
Mosconis noted that the hospital
is "a private business serving pub-
lic needs. Mosconis indicated that
the Commissioners have a fidu-
ciary responsibility to the citizens
of Franklin County and that they
needed more information before
making any commitment. Mosco-
nis wants to make sure that the
money this hospital is earning is
going back into this hospital and
not somewhere else. Mosconis left
commission meeting to go to the
hospital to review the situation.
The hospital will be presenting
their budget request at the
County's budget workshop.
Interstate Shellfish
Sanitation Conference
The ISSC was held in Scottsdale,
Arizona on July 20, 2000. Com-
missioners Sanders and Putnal
attended the meeting as did Bill
Mahan, Extension Office Director.
Leroy Hall thanked Sanders and
Putnal for their efforts at the con-
ference. Mahan said, "I want to
give the county commissioners a
pat on the back for their 'repre-
sentation at the meeting. Com-
missioner Putnal said he wanted
to thank the Chamber of Com-
merce and the Seafood Workers
Association for their efforts in sav-
ing the oyster Industry.
University of Florida/
Franklin County Extension
Bill Mahan provided the Commis-
sioners with information from the
conference including a copy of the
"draft Vibrio Vulnificus" issue that
was sent back to the Vibrio Man-
agement Committee by the ISSC
General Assembly on a 13.5 to 13
vote. Mahan also provided a copy
of the Oyster Industry Position
Paper that was developed during
the ISSC and read into the record
at th e Closing General Assembly.
(Copies are available at the Ex-
tension Office). Mahan said that,
"As a result of the vote to send
the issue back to VMC, the vote

Russell Nelson

Resigns From

By Tom Campbell
In an official statement by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWCC) on
July 24, 2000, the agency's in-
spector general, Jim Knight said,
"I have completed my investiga-
tion into allegations that Division
of Marine Fisheries director,
Russell Nelson, Ph.D., improperly
used his state-owned computer to
access pornographic Internet Web

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Dr. Russell Nelson, former
Executive Director, Marine
Fisheries Commission,
resigned July 24th from the
Inspector General Jim Knight
continued, "After interviewing Dr.
Nelson and evaluating other evi-
dence, I have concluded that the
allegations are, for the most part,
factual, and Dr. Nelson does not
dispute that conclusion. I have
shared these findings with the
agency's executive director and
recommended that Dr. Nelson be
disciplined in accordance with
policies which applied to him at
the time of the infractions."
Knight pointed out that the alle-
gations concerning Dr. Nelson
represent "violations of agency
policy." Knight said, "I have found

on the issue will be delayed until
August 2001.

County Attorney
* Shuler advised the Commission-
ers that the nuisance action
against the Lanark Village old
Officer's Quarters has been filed
and he expecting the trial will be
set in the near future. He further
said the County needs four wit-
nesses to testify.
* Regarding the County's pur-
chase of the Amerigas property int
Lanark Village Shuler said that
the County needs to order an en-
vironmental survey of the prop-

Let the Children Play
Teresa Kline came before the
Commissioners to request mon-
ies for the playground site work
to begin. She said the water play
area is "on bold" until the water
problems are solved. The monies
have been allocated but Pierce
stated there is a possibility of get-
ting volunteer help to work on the
project and said the County needs
more, information before cutting
any checks.

no indication that Dr. Nelson vio-
lated any laws."
The agency's executive director,
Allan L. Egbert, Ph.D., indicated
that based on "the findings and
recommendations of the inspec-
tor general and other consider-
ations, I have accepted the resig-
nation of Dr. Nelson, effective July
24. This was an extremely diffi-
cult decision but one that brings
to a close a painful episode in the
administration of this very young
agency. Dr. Nelson's contributions
to the management of Florida's
marine resources have always
been of the highest caliber, but it
is in the best interest of preserv-
ing public confidence in this
agency that we sever his associa-
tion with the 'Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission."
It was pointed out that the com-
mission is now in the "process of
reinforcing and clarifying our poli-
cies to ensure there will be no fur-
ther incidents of this nature."
Kenneth Haddad, chief of the
Florida Marine Research Institute
for the past seven years, will serve
as interim director of the Division
of Marine Fisheries.
Many newspapers in Florida have
examined the 16 page affidavit
filed in Leon County Circuit
Court, detailing how public
records "were destroyed by FWCC
after the March 2, 2000, Public
Information Request (PIR) was
delivered by Attorney Pat Floyd to
the FWC on behalf of his clients,"
according to the July 2000 news-
letter of the Southeastern Fish-
eries Association, Inc. The begin-
ning of the PIR was to locate any
files or "e-mails" pertaining to
"tarp nets to determine what went
on prior to the Commission meet-
ing in Jacksonville in February
From information gained through
forensic software examination of
the mirrored hard drives, the af-
fidavit identifies "at least 3 files
pertaining to tarp seines were
deleted from Dr. Nelson's machine
over a month after the PIR was
The newsletter goes on to point
out that the affidavit "says Dr.

Mosconis announced that Jan
Scruggs, founder and builder of
the Viet Nam Memorial in Wash-
ington, D.C. will be visiting the
County during August. Mosconis
said he will bring him to the Au-
gust 15 Commission meeting. He
requested the County pas a reso-
lution thanking him for the work
he has done not only for Viet Nam
veterans but all veterans. Putnal
made the motion for the, resolu-
tion. and Creamer seconded the
motion. Board approved.

Allan Egbert's computer had over
23,000 e-mails deleted. The affi-
davit also identifies 'cookies' on
Dr. Nelson's computers which
records how many times a par-
ticular website has been visited
by a person. Some of the cookies
had names such as: sexlist.com,
adultdvdtalk.com..." and others.
In a July 7, St. Petersburg Times
story by Julie Hauserman, Dr.
Egbert is quoted as saying, "I wish
I could tell you that no employee
of this agency has visited porn
sites. They have. They've done it
on state computers and on state
time. I'm not going to defend that.
Russell (Nelson) has admitted to
visiting some sites on line."
Egbert is further quoted as say-
ing, "the case is part of a 'smear
campaign' that some commercial
fishermen are waging against
state regulators." According to the
newsletter of the Southeastern
Fisheries Association, Inc., "In
truth, all the fishermen ever
wanted was ADEQUATE DUE
PROCESS and nothing more."
Troubling to Attorney Floyd and
the "bait fishermen." according to
a June 29, 2000 dispatch, was
"evidence that files dealing spe-
cifically with the bait fish program
had been deleted." It appeared
that "a concentrated effort was
made to specifically find and.
eliminate information/files, be-
ginning, ending or containing in-
ormation or file manes referenc-

ing ts, tarp8 and trapseine."
Floyd said he filed the affidavit
"not to expose the personal use
of state computers, but to prevent
FWC employees from claiming ig-
norance about the content of de-
leted files."
"This is important," said Floyd,
"as a standard against which they
can answer their questions. We
want to have details as to why
things have been deleted."
The fishermen are fighting a ban
on "tarp nets" to catch bait fish.
According to the St. Petersburg
Times On Line Opinion, (edito-
rial), the "fishermen's lawyer also
discovered that the hard drive on
Egbert's work computer had been
electronically wiped clean, sug-
gesting destruction of public
The editorial continued, "The rea-
i son I have nothing on my hard
drive is I've never had anything
on my hard drive," Egbert retorted
in his defense.
The editorial concludes: "Only in
state government would an ad-
ministrator proudly point out that
he has done no work at the of-
fice. But at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, apparently, a blank hard
drive is preferable to a floppy filled
with porn."

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Florida Responds to ADA Complaint With
Letter To Fish and Wildlife Service, Office
For Diversity And Civil Rights Programs

Dr. Allen L. Egbert, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FFWCC) has responded to Ronald F.
Crum's complaint under the American Disabilities Act following a
hearing last week. The response by Egbert was in the form of a 5 and
one-half page letter directed to Mr. William Carreras, Chief, Office for
Diversity and Civil Rights Programs, U.S. Department of Interior. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
The entire process of handling complaints is governed by Federal
administrative rules, embraced in 43 Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) part 17. The proceedings involved Wakulla county's Ronald Fred
Crum and other parties, versus the FFWCC with Mr. Crum filing his
complaint directly with the Washington, D. C. agency within the Fish
and Wildlife Service. This entity has cognizance of related matters
possibly involving discrimination charges.
The Office for Diversity and Civil Rights Programs heard Mr. Crum
and others in late May after they drove to Arlington, Virginia for an
informal meeting with officials. Then, the documentary materials were
packaged and sent to the FFWCC for a response. It was the State's
response filed (mailed) on 19 July 2000 that brings the proceedings
up to the present time. In his letter, Egbert described the history of
the net limitation Amendment to the Florida Constitution.
"Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution was adopted by in
the general election of 1994 and became effective July 1, 1995 (See
Attachment A). The amendment, with some exceptions and allow-
ances, did two main things: it flatly prohibited the use of any gill or
entapgling net in any waters of the state, and it limited the size of
any other nonentangling net, used within a specified distance from
shore, to no more than 500 square feet of mesh area."
"The Florida Legislature recognized the economic displacement and
loss of employment opportunity that would be entered by the enact-
ment. In Chapter 95414, Laws of Florida (See Attachment B), the
Legislature passed a "Net Ban Assistance Program will to "provide
economic assistance to commercial saltwater products licensees suf-
fering certain losses in income as a result of the [Limitation on Ma-
rine Net Fishing] amendment, to purchase commercial fishing gear
rendered illegal or useless by the amendment, and to retrain com-
mercial fishermen economically displaced by the amendment." Ten
million dollars were appropriated and available to "assist with re-
training, job placement, transition assistance, support services, and
other services to ensure that dislocated workers ... reenter the
workforce-" Twenty million dollars were appropriated and spent "to
purchase Illegal or useless commercial fishing nets." State agencies
were required to "give priority consideration to any job applicant who
is able to document the loss of full-time employment in the commer-
cial saltwater fishing industry as a result of the adoption of the
constitutional amendment." The Florida Department of Commerce
was directed to "identify communities suffering adverse impacts from
the adoption of the constitutional amendment" and to designate them
as "enterprise zones" eligible for certain economic development ben-
efits. I mention this program to assure you that the State, of Florida
dealt seriously with the issues of economic assistance to fishermen
and movement of people out of the industry into other types of em-
ployment. At the same time, miles of gill and entangling nets were
purchased from long-time participants in Florida's inshore net fish-
ery to 'implement the constitutional provisions requiring that such
gear no longer be used. Mr. Crum sold the State of Florida 1,800
yards of gill nets for the sum of $2,998.80 (See Attachment C)."
"As defined in the Constitution, a "gill net" is "one or more walls of
netting which captures saltwater finfish by ensnaring or entangling
them in the meshes, of the net by the gills," and an "entangling net" is
any net (an example being a trammel net) "which captures saltwater
finfish, shellfish or other marine animals by causing all or part of
heads, fins, legs, or other body parts to become entangled or ensnared
in the meshes of the net." These definitions generally are descriptive
oftweoof the :three po.sible-ways a rectangular net can be used to
harvest fish."
"The other way that a "rectangular net can be used to harvest fish is
to use it as a "Seine" or nonentangling net. Our rules (specifically
Rule 68B-4.002(1 1), F.A.C., enclosed as Attachment D) define a "seine"
to mean "a small-meshed net suspended vertically in the water, with
floats along the top margin and weights along the bottom margin,
which encloses and concentrates fish, and does not entangle them in
the meshes."
"Historically, in Florida, seines had mesh size of 2 inches stretched
mesh and smaller, given that their function was to merely concen-
trate the fish and not physically ensnare or entangle them.. Prior to
the adoption of Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution, our,
predecessor agency, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC), had an
established maximum mesh size for seines of 2 inches and a mini-
mum mesh size for gill nets of 3 inches (See Rule 46-4.0081, F.A.C.
(1995), Attachment E). After the adoption of the new constitutional
provisions, the MFC retained the 2-inch maximum mesh size for seines
specifically; Rule 6BB-4.0081, F.A.C., enclosed as Attachment F). By
terms of the Florida Constitution (See Article IV, Section 9, and Ar-
ticle Xl11, Section 23, enclosed as Attachment G), the rules of the

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MFC became fully-enforceable rules of the Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission upon its creation on July 1, 1999."
"Mr. Crum has been a consistent advocate of the use of a larger mesh
size in seines. He has made his case for larger mesh sizes in court
and in administrative tribunals. It is the position of this agency, as it
was the position of the MFC previously, that increasing the allowable
mesh size of a net that can only legally (and constitutionally) be fished
as nonentangling gear, will unnecessarily increase the entangling
characteristics of the net and result in an illegal activity. Mr. Crum
speaks of smaller juvenile fish becoming entangled in a 2-inch mesh
net, and of the need to have a bigger mesh to allow the smaller ones
to swim though- The fish that are not small enough to swim through.
however, become gilled or entangled in a manner that is constitution-
ally prohibited. Mr. Crum does not advocate the use of a 2-inch mesh
net as a seine, To catch the commercially marketable fish in his sug-
gested manner would be to use the net as a gill net, Mr. Crum has
made his arguments regarding his desire for a larger mesh size in two
separate cases, each of which were decided in the Florida First Dis-
trict Court of Appeal in 1999. Appeals from those cases to the Su-
preme Court of Florida were denied. The cases are Pringle, Crum.
and Arnold vs. Marine Fisheries Commission, 732 So. 2d 395 (1st
D.C.A. 1999) and Florida Marine Fisheries Commission vs. Pringle
and Crum, 736 So. 2d 17 (1st D.C.A., 1999) (See Attachment H).
These two cases upheld the 2-inch mesh maximum for seines and
rejected Mr. Crum's arguments for a larger mesh size."
"Another issue raised by Mr. Crum and Mr. Rankin is the wording of
Section 370-093(2)(b), Florida Statutes:
(2)(b) The use.of gill or entangling nets, of any size is
prohibited as such nets are definedin s. 16, Art. X of the
State Constitution. Any net constructed wholly or par-
tially of monofilament or multistrand monofilament ma-
terial, other than a hand thrown cast net, or a hand-held
landing or dip net, shall be considered to be an entan-
gling net within the prohibition of s. 16, Art. X of the
State Constitution unless specifically authorized by rule
of the commission. Multistrand monofilament material
shall not be defined to include nets constructed of braided
or twisted nylon, cotton, linen twine, or polypropylene
This language was placed into the law primarily to recognize that
monofilament was the prevalent material from which gill (and tram-
mel) nets were made immediately prior to adoption of the constitu-
tional prohibition. It is true that as originally enacted in 1997, the
provision referred to monofilament and multistrand material." Be-
cause it became clear that the term "multifilament" was being con-
fused with the various listed twines and braided material, in the next
I ensuing Legislature, the term "multifilament" was replaced with the
term "multistrand monofilament." Mr. Crum and Mr. Rankin have
tried to convince the MFC, my Commission, and the Legislature that
this provision somehow expressly allows any net under 500 square
feet that is not made of monofilament or multistrand monofilament,
regardless of mesh size. That is outside the plain meaning of the
words. Again, the initial phrase of the paragraph states that "[t]he
use of gill or entangling nets of any size is prohibited." Before the
advent of monofilament were made of the listed twines and braided
materials. In large enough mesh sizes and in lighter versions, these
materials can indeed still be used to comprise gill nets."
"The complaint before you is Mr. Crum's most recent effort to rein-
state the use of gill nets in his county, albeit 500-square foot gill nets.
If Mr. Crum's assertion is accepted, then an entire class of commer-
cial harvesters would demand use of entangling nets as an accom-
modation under the ADA. We do not believe that the ADA requires
such an accommodation. The ADA requires particularized accommo-
dations to address the specific disabilities of each individual. A pub-
lic agency such as FWC must reasonably modify its policies, prac-
tices and procedures to avoid discrimination. However, if the pro-
posed modification would fundamentally alter the nature of the FWC's
programs, services or activities, then FWC is not required to make
such a modification. 28 C.F.R. 130(b)(7)."
Egbert advises the ADA reviewers that "...adherence to the con-
stitutional prohibition on the use of entangling nets is a funda-
mental and unalterable policy and program of..." the FFWCC.
"Moreover, this constitutional prohibition of entangling nets must be
given strict construction under:principals of constitutional law. Un-
der this principal, the only exception to the prohibition against en-
tangling nets is a specific exception provided in the constitution for
the use of "a hand thrown" cast net. We do not accept Mr. Crum's
assertion that since hand thrown cast nets no larger than 500 square
feet can be used to entangle gill fish, he and a large class of commer-
cial harvesters should have a right to use large mesh 500-square foot
rectangular nets to entangle or gill fish in contravention of the clear
language of a constitutional provision and state law."
"By a response letter dated March 16, 2000, 1 informed Dr. Shannon
of your agency that. Mr. Crum had yet to formally or informally re-
quest accommodation directly from our agency or, despite a request
dated February 1, 2000 (See Attachment I), or to provide information
to us regarding he nature of his disability so as to assist our EEO/
ADA Committee in assessing the request for an accommodation. He
still has not submitted either an accommodation request or descrip-
tion of his disability. We were similarly unable to find specific infor-
mation on his individual disability in the additional material you have
provided to us.
As we have pledged to your agency in prior correspondence, we will
use the FWC's EEO/ADA Committee to thoughtfully consider indi-

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Florida and federal law. Please feel free to call on me or our staff for
any assistance you may need in satisfying yourself that we have acted
appropriately in this matter.
Allan L. Egbert, Ph.D.
Executive Director"
Just what happens next is not all that clear, after interviewing Fed-
eral officials familiar with this case. The complainer. Mr. Crum. would
have an opportunity to review the State's response to his complaint.
(See his letter to the Editor, this issue.) The time for a response might
be as long as 30 days. Then, a decision might be made regarding the
responsibility of the State, as charged by Mr. Crum. Initially. the agency
(Fish and Wildlife Service) might seek to obtain "voluntary compli-
ance" under the ADA. If that fails, then administrative sanctions might
follow, including the designation of the matter for an administrative
hearing, and with appropriate review, withholding of Federal grant
money designated to the FFWCC, under a quasi-judicial, administra-
tive law hearing. Stay tuned.

Ron Crum Responds To The FFWCC

Letter To The Editor
August 1, 2000
"We are aware of no provision of Federal or State law regarding the
disabled that requires this commission to grant your request." Patrick
E. Geraghty, chairman, Florida Marine Commission March 10. 1999.
The state does not have to "alter the nature of the FFWCC's pro-
grams, services or activities" in order to accommodate handicapped
fishermen. Allen Egbert, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission, July 19, 2000.
Mr. Crum, be good to the FFWCC and let the time run! Mr. Crum
work with the FFWCC until the 120 days are over, we will handle
your request! United States Department of Interior, Office of Diver-
sity and Civil Rights Programs, July 2000.
July 25th, I presented to the FFWCC ADA Committee our request: 1.
Rectangular net-constructed of braided or twisted nylon, cotton, linen
twine, or polypropylene twine with the meshes open to comprise 500
sq. ft. 2. Shall not be connected-nets must have a minimum of 1-
inch separation. 3. F.R. 28CFR35.134-Retaliation or coercion-state
must publish right of citizens to fish within the "limitation".
I was instructed to request only gear that would assist anglers with
limitations. It was clear not to discuss the environmental goals of the
FFWCC or FFWCC's programs, services, or activities. I did not under-
stand how we could comply with Federal Law without a complete
understanding. The Committee stated, "Mr. Crum, how can we give
you that which is already legal." I agreed, but ask them to look around
the room at fishermen that were cited using this gear.
Thursday, I met with Dr. Egbert to get a clear understanding of his
position. Today, it's clear, the FFWCC is business as usual.
It's hard to understand this issue without understanding the effect of
hate and prejudice. Discrimination is the result. Wegare going back to
Washington, waiting until September 15, and being good.
Ronald F. Crum
Wakulla Fishermen's Association

FWC Announces New Rules For

Summer And Fall 2000

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is an-
nouncing several changes in laws affecting boaters, liveries, fisher-
men and bowhunters. Most of the changes will take effect Oct. 1.
while some changes have been in effect since July 1.
Starting in October, boaters, divers and operators 'of personal water-
craft will find several changes in laws involving their activities. Ac-
cording to Capt. Paul Ouellette, FWC's boating safety coordinator,
'The agency feels that these new laws, as well as other changes which
went into effect July 1, will be instrumental toward increasing safety
on our waterways. We're looking forward to working with the per-
sonal watercraft and dive industries and others. We want to make
sure those activities are just as safe as they are fun.
One change will increase the size of divers-down flags displayed on
vessels from 12 inches by 12 inches to 20 inches by 24 inches, and
requires a stiffener to keep the flag unfurled. Dive flags carried on
floats may still be 12 inches by 12 inches. Also, divers-down flags on
vessels must be displayed so that the flag's visibility is not obstructed.
Although this part of the law did not change, the FWC is reminding
vessel operators that they must make reasonable efforts to maintain
a distance of 100 feet from any divers-down flag while on a river, inlet
or navigation channel and divers are reminded that they must make
a reasonable effort to stay within 100 feet of the divers-down flag on
rivers, inlets and navigation channels.
Other changes in the law require divers to make. reasonable efforts to
stay within 300 feet of the divers-down flag on all waterways other
than rivers, inlets or navigation channels, and vessel operators must
make a reasonable effort to maintain a distance of 300 feet from the
flags on these waters. Vessels approaching divers-down flags closer
than 300 feet in open water and 100 feet in rivers, inlets and naviga-
tion channels must slow their vessels to idle speed. Another change
removes dive flag provisions from the careless operation subsection
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Editorial and Commentary

FWC New Rules from Page 3
of Florida laws, and adds "buzzing" a dive flag to the description of
reckless operation. Dive flag violations will continue to be
second-degree misdemeanors until Oct. 1, 2001.
Other law changes effective Oct. 1 include an amendment to water
skiing requirements, which prohibits wearing of inflatable personal
floatation devices (PFDs) by water skiers. Several changes will affect
operators of personal watercraft (PWC), including amendments which
* prohibit wearing inflatable personal floatation devices; require PWCs
to comply with laws governing reckless operation, careless operation
and navigation rules;
* make it unlawful to allow a rented PWC to be operated by a person
who has not received instruction in the safety of a PWC;
* require the person who receives the instruction to give the rented
PWC's owner a "written statement attesting to the same": and
* gives the FWC rulemaking authority to set the instruction to be
given PWC renters.
Also, FWC-approved boater safety courses, equivalency examinations
and temporary certificate tests must include a component regarding
diving safety.
The FWC has also amended laws pertaining to vessel liveries (busi-
nesses that rent, lease or charter boats, including personal water-
craft). The changes clarify the requirement that liveries provide
prerental or preride instruction, and includes these specifics:
* The instruction must include, but is not limited to:
the operational characteristics of the vessel;
safe vessel operation and vessel right-of-way;
the vessel operator's responsibility for the safe and proper
operation of the vessel; and
local characteristics of the waterway where the vessel will
be operated.
* The persons providing prerental or preride instruction must have
successfully completed a boater safety course approved by the Na-
tional Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC;
* requires the livery to display boating safety information in a place
visible to the renting public;
* requires the FWC to set, by rule,, the contents and size of the boat-
ing safety information displayed by the livery;
* raises the age of a person to whom liveries may rent a personal
watercraft (PWC) from 16 years to 18;
* prohibits liveries from renting a PWC to any person who has not
received instruction in the safe handling of a PWC in compliance with
Commission rules, and provides that the person must sigi a written
statement attesting to the fact that he has received the instruction;
* requires all PWC liveries.to have liability insurance providing cover-
age of at least $500,000 per person and $1 million per event; the
livery must have proof of insurance available for inspection at each
location where the watercraft are rented;
* repeals language releasing the livery from liability for accidents oc-
curring during rentals.
The FWC reminds fishermen of two new rules which took effect July
1. Anglers are authorized to take catfish at night with gigs and bows
and arrows, and during the daytime by spears, gigs, snatch hooks,
crossbows or bows and arrows from boats or from shore, except at
spillways of the Eureka, Rodman or Jim Woodruff dams, or in certain
Dade County waters.
New rules also prohibit the use of peacock bass for bait and prohibit
removal of the heads or tails, or fileting of panfish, until anglers have
finished for the day. This rule applies only in lakes that have mini-
mum length requirements for panfish.
Also taking effect July 1, the FWC passed a rule to clarify the defini-
tion of a bow to prohibit the use of devices, during archery season,
which mechanically hold the bowstring in the drawn and
ready-to-release position. The new rule does not prohibit mechanical
release devices which require the hunter to rely on his own strength
to draw and hold the bowstring.

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Completion of the Law Enforce-
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Van B. Waulk is a founding member of Panhandle Poets
and Writers and currently publishes the newsletter for
the group.

"The Young Man"

By Van B. Waulk
Now, when I was a young man, busy as a bee, All the energy in the
world back then belonged to me.
I'd walk three miles to catch a little stringer full of fish, And mom
would clean and fry them up, that was a tasty dish.
But, did I appreciate that? As now I know I ought, "Why, that's what
moms are supposed to do," went a young man's train of thought.
Sleeping on the creek bank was lots of fun for me, Except one time
when a storm came up, and I near got squashed by a falling tree. ..
But even that was adventure, and I bragged for many a year, "Now.
that was a little close," I'd smile, as I told it over a beer ...
I'd hitch-hike maybe twenty miles into the nearest town, To see the
latest movie, or the circus come around ...
I ran around the country, foot-loose and fancy-free, Didn't have much
time for the old folks-they moved too slow for me...
For, after all, how could they understand a young man's ways? They
were just too old to fit my style back in my younger days...
When dad would give me sage advice, it only wasted his breath, "That's
not for me," I wanted to say-"why, you're trying to scare me to death!
Adventures were a dime a dozen, when the gift of youth was mine,
Wild and free, no creaky knee, I wouldn't be left behind...
For the old folks just could not keep up with a young man's giddy
pace, So I left them there, at home alone, didn't see the tears on their
Why, I'd take off and be gone for days, never telling them where I'd
went, I didn't know of the fearful hours they must have often spent...
Oh, how I wish I could relive those wild and wooly days,
Maybe I'd learn to be more thoughtful, and mend some of my ways...
Like writing a note to the old folks, and give them some more of my
time, And not just take them for granted, because they were past
their prime.
As I sit here alone and write this, I can see how it must have been,
When the ones they loved ignored them, and filled their hearts with
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only shadows of what must have been, for the old folks of whom I
made light.

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4 August 2000 Page 5

Climate from Page 1
depends in part on the sustained bounty ol our nation s lands, wa-
ters, and native plant and animal communities.
A unique contribution of this first US Assessment is that it combines
national-scale analysis with an examination of the potential impacts
of climate change on different regions of the US. For example, sea-level
rise will very likely cause further loss of coastal wetlands (ecosystems
that provide vital nurseries and habitats for many fish species) and
put coastal communities at greater risk of storm surges, especially in
the Southeast.
Highly managed ecosystems appear more robust and some potential
benefits have been identified. Crop and forest productivity is likely to
increase in some areas for the next few decades due to increased
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and an extended growing season.
It is possible that some US food exports could increase, depending on
impacts in other food-growing regions around the world. It is also
possible that a rise in crop production in fertile areas could cause
prices to fall, benefiting consumers. Other benefits that are possible
include extended seasons for construction and warm -weather recre-
ation, reduced heating requirements, and reduced cold-weather mor-



All Aboard Cruise & Tow
Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Apalachicola State Bank
Bay City Lodge, Inc.
Ben Withers, Inc.
Beverly & Clutch
Bobby Sapp Logging
Bobby Sapp Trucking
Branette's Roadhouse Grill
Carrabelle Florist
Carrabelle IGA
Carrabelle Palms RV Park
Carrabelle Realty
C-Quarters Marina
Crum's Mini Mall
Dean's Home Elevator Svc.
Dolls by D.J.
Flint Equipment
Folks Realty
Franklin Chronicle
J.V. Gander
Georgian Motel
Gulf State Bank

Julia Mae's Restaurant
Lanark Village Mart
Bo Lancaster
Luberto's Sand & Stone
Marine Systems
Marshall Marine
McGee's Tiki Bar
Margarita & Jack Pilkinton
Pirate's Landing Marina
Pristine Oyster.Com
Quality Home Repairs &
Sandford's Bridge Marine
Saunders Seafood
Seminole Self Storage
Sideline I
Buddy Shiver
Vera Snider
Sons of the American Legion
Sportsman's Lodge
Bobby Turner
Two Gulls
Ben Watkins

AND OTHERS: St. George Island Fire Department, Carole
Lawlor, NAPA/Eastpoint, Maxine Wells, Shirley Vigneri,
James Chambers, Fisherman's Choice, Millard Collins,
Donnie Chambers, Jim Lawlor, Dean Pay, RCI Pawn.

Climate variability and change will interact with other environmental
stresses and socioeconomic changes. Air and water pollution, habitat
fragmentation, wetland loss, coastal erosion, and reductions in fish-
eries are likely to be compounded by climate-related stresses. An ag-
ing populace nationally, and rapidly growing populations in cities.
coastal areas, and across the South and West are social factors that
interact with and alter sensitivity to climate variability and change.
There are also very likely to be unanticipated impacts of climate change
during the next century. Such "surprises" may stem from unforeseen
changes in the physical climate system, such as major alterations in
ocean circulation, cloud formation, or storms; and unpredicted bio-
logical consequences of these physical climate changes, such as mas-
sive dislocations of species or pest outbreaks. In addition, unexpected
social or economic change, including major shifts in wealth, technol-
ogy, or political priorities, could affect our ability to respond to cli-
mate change.
Greenhouse gas emissions lower than those assumed in this Assess-
ment would result in reduced impacts. The signatory nations of the
Framework Convention on Climate Change are negotiating the path
they will ultimately take. Even with such reductions, however, the
planet and the nation are already committed to more than a century
of climate change, due to the long lifetimes of greenhouse gases al-
ready in the atmosphere and the momentum of the climate system.
Adapting to a changed climate is consequently a necessary compo-
nent of our response strategy.
Adaptation measures can, in many cases, reduce the magnitude of.
harmful impacts, or take advantage of beneficial impacts. For ex-
ample, in agriculture, many farmers will probably be able to alter
cropping and management practices. Roads, bridges, buildings, and
other long-lived infrastructure can be designed taking projected cli-
mate change into account. Adaptations, however, can involve
trade-offs, and do involve costs. For example, the benefits of building
sea walls to prevent sea-level rise from disrupting human coastal
communities will need to be weighed against the economic and eco-
logical costs of seawall construction. The ecological costs could be
high as seawalls prevent the inland shifting of coastal wetlands in
response to sea-level rise, resulting in the loss of vital fish and bird
habitat and other wetland functions, such as protecting shorelines
from damage due to storm surges. Protecting against any increased
risk of water-borne and insect-borne diseases will require diligent
maintenance of our public health system. Many adaptations, notably
those that seek to reduce other environmental stresses such as pol-
lution and habitat fragmentation, will have beneficial effects beyond
those related to climate change.
Another outcome of this Assessment is the renewed realization that
the US cannot, in the end, consider its own vulnerabilities to climate
variability and change without also considering the consequences of
changes in other parts of the world. The US is inextricably linked to
the fates of other nations, and both our vulnerabilities and our po-
tential responses will likely depend in part on impacts and responses
in other nations. For example, conflicts or mass migrations resulting
from resource limits, health, and environmental stresses in more
vulnerable nations could possibly pose challenges for global security
and US policy. Effects of climate variability and change on US agri-
culture will depend critically on changes in agricultural productivity
elsewhere, which can shift international patterns of food supply and
demand. Climate-induced changes in water resources available for
power generation, transportation, cities, and agriculture are likely to
raise potentially delicate diplomatic issues with both Canada and

1. Increased warming
Assuming continued growth in world greenhouse gas emissions, the
climate models used in this Assessment project that temperatures in
the US will rise 5-100F (3-60C) on average in the next 100 years.
2. Differing regional impacts
Climate change will vary widely across the US. Temperature increases
will vary somewhat from one region to the next. Heavy and extreme
precipitation events are likely to become more frequent, yet some
regions will get drier. The potential impacts of climate change will
also vary widely across the nation..
3. Vulnerable ecosystems
Ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the projected rate and magni-
tude of climate change. A few, suchias alpine meadows in the Rocky

New Combination
Licenses Available
In Early August
Two new types of combination li-
censes for resident fishermen and
hunters will be available from
county tax collectors and sub-
agents beginning in early August.
The new combination freshwater
and saltwater fishing license will
sell for $25.50. The new combi-
nation freshwater and saltwater
fishing and hunting license will
cost $35.50. Combination li-
censes are not available for non-

Mountains and some barrier islands, are likely to disappear entirely,
while others, such as forests of the Southeast, are likely to experi-
ence major species shifts or break up. The goods and services lost
through the disappearance or fragmentation of certain ecosystems
are likely to be costly or impossible to replace.
4. Widespread water concerns
Water is an issue in every region, but the nature of the vulnerabilities
varies, with different nuances in each. Drought is an important con-
cern in every region. Floods and water quality are concerns in many
regions. Snowpack changes are especially important in the West. Pa-
cific Northwest, and Alaska.
5. Secure food supply
At the national level, the agriculture sector is likely to be able to adapt
to climate change. Overall, US crop productivity is very likely to in-
crease over the next few decades, but the gains will not be uniform
across the nation. Failing prices and competitive pressures are very
likely to stress some farmers.
6. Near-term increase in forest growth
Forest productivity is likely to increase over the next several decades
in some areas as trees respond to liJiLhr carbon dioxide levels. Over
the longer term, changes in larger-scale processes such as fire. in-
sects, droughts, and disease will possibly decrease forest productiv-
ity. In addition, climate change will cause long-term shifts in forest
species, such as sugar maples moving north out of the US.
7. Increased damage in coastal and permafrost areas
Climate change and the resulting rise in sea level are likely
to exacerbate -threats to buildings, roads, powerlines, and
other infrastructure in climatically sensitive places, such as
low-lying coastlines and the permafrost regions of Alaska.

Rising sea level is one of several factors that have caused
the loss of roughly one million acres of Louisiana wetland
since 1900. Natural and human-induced processes also
contributing to these losses include such factors as
subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal and natural
sediment compaction, wetland drainage, and levee
8. Other stresses magnified by climate change
Climate change will very likely magnify the cumulative impacts of
other stresses, such as air and water pollution and habitat destruc-
tion due to human development patterns. For some systems, such as
coral reefs, the combined effects of climate change and other stresses
are very likely to exceed a critical threshold, bringing large, possibly
irreversible impacts.
9. Surprises expected
It is very likely that some aspects and impacts of climate change will
be totally unanticipated as complex systems respond to ongoing cli-
mate change in unforeseeable ways.
10. Uncertainties remain
Significant uncertainties remain in the science underlying
climate-change impacts. Further research would improve understand-
ing and predictive ability about societal and ecosystem 'impacts, and
provide the public with useful information about adaptation strate-
Climate and the Greenhouse Effect
Earth's climate is determined by complex interactions between the
sun, oceans, atmosphere, land, and living things. The composition of
the atmosphere is particularly important because certain gases (in-
cluding water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, halocarbons, ozone,
and nitrous oxide) absorb heat radiated from the Earth's surface. As
the atmosphere warms, it in turn radiates heat back to the surface.
to create what is commonly called the "greenhouse effect." Changes
in the composition of the atmosphere alter the intensity of the green-
house effect. Such changes, which have occurred many times in the
planet's history, have helped determine past climates and will affect
the future climate as well.
Human Activities Alter the Balance
Humans are exerting a major and growing influence on the factors
that govern climate by changing the composition of the atmosphere
and by modifying the land surface. The human impact on these fac-
tors is clear. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) has risen about
30% since the late 1800s. The concentration of CO2 is now higher
than it has been in at least the last 400,000 years. This increase has
resulted from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas, and the de-

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The Franklin Chronicle

Part Two

Master Plan Of St. James Bay
convenants applicable to all par-
By Tom Campbell cels within St. James Bay." (p.

The proposed St. James Bay
project, including the 18-hole,
72-par golf course, and the ap-
proximately 575 residential dwell-
.ing units, and the 210,000 sciuare
feet of commercial space, and the
Homeowners Bay Recreational
Facility, all are consistent with the
local comprehensive plan and
land development regulations.
The Comprehensive Plan for
Franklin County includes
"Mixed-Use Residential," which
accurately describes the proposed
project. The current land use clas-
sification, "Public Facilities," is
consistent with the prior use of
the site as the now-defunct hos-
pital/school. "It will be necessary
to amend the land use map to
classify the project site as
Mixed-Use Residential," according
to the Land Use Map Consistency
paragraph of the plan. (p. 105).
The proposed density for St.
James Bay is only 1.6 units per
acre. With more than 237 acres
of green space, and more than
100 acres of preserved wetlands
.and uplands, it is clear that "no
burden is placed on the land."
A Zoning Map change will be re-
quired to reclassify the project site
to a land use designation that
permits this residential, commer-
cial and recreational use.

Apalachicola Bay Protected
Apalachicola Bay will be protected
from harmful runoff impacts
through stormwater retention,
erosion control, and implementa-
tion of an integrated pest manage-
ment and nutrient reduction pro-
gram as a part of a Best Manage-
ment Practices program for the
golf course. Except for the
Homeowners Bay Recreation Fa-
cility, which will utilize a small
advanced septic system, septic
tank construction will be prohib-
Sanitary sewer services for the
entire project will be provided by
the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District or by the Developer.
In addition, the Bay and the
Floridan Aquifer will be further
protected through implementa-
tion of water conservation mea-
sures, such as requiring the use
of low flow toilets, shower heads,
potable water faucets, and sprin-
klers, and by using "reclaimed
water for irrigation. Xeriscaping
will also be encouraged by the
developer through the restrictive

Franklin county

Official Candidate

List 2000

Clerk of Court

Jamie D. Crum (Dem)
P.O. Box 684
Eastpoint, FL 32328

Kendall Wade (Dem)
23 8th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Property Appraiser
Doris Barber Pendleton (Dem)
19 Apalachee Street
Apalachicolka, FL 32320
Ashley Ryan Teat (Dem)
P.O. Box 532
Apalachicola, FL 32329-0532

Carl Carlson (Rep)
127 Avenue C
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Bob Evans (Rep)
P.O. Box 464
Lanark Village, FL 32323

Jack L. Osburn, Jr. (Dem)
153 24th Avenue
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Buddy Shiver (Dem)
P.O. Box 182
Eastpoint, FL 32328

Butch Taylor (Dem)
1856 Lighthouse Road
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Bruce E. Varnes (Dem)
229 Kevin Road
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Superintendent of Schools

Brenda M. Galloway (Dem)
215 N. Bayshore Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Jo Ann Gander (Dem)
P.O. Box 770
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Frank Stephens (Dem)
P.O. Box 525
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Tax Collector

James A. Harris, Jr. (Dem)
5 Timberwood Court
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Supervisor of Elections

Doris Shiver Gibbs (Dem)
P.O. Box 1049
Eastpoint, FL 32328
County Commission Dist. # 1

Eddie Creamer (Dem)
206 Old Ferry Dock Road
Eastpoint, FL 32328

All Structures To Conform
All structures in St. James Bay
"shall conform to appropriate
standards in Franklin County
Zoning Ordinance, Critical Shore-
line District, Flood Hazard or
Coastal Construction Code Ordi-
The St. James Bay project is
planned within the parameters of
the Mixed-Use Residential land
use category above. ...Density will
not even approach the maximum
4.3 dwelling units per acre per-
mitted for this category. In fact,
the proposed density will be ap-
proximately 1.6 dwelling units per
acre. The project is to be planned
and constructed in accordance
with all local ordinances."
Potable Water
Conservation Strategies
The project includes an innova-
tive conservation element to re-
duce the non-essential use of po-
table water, and minimize poten-
tial Apalachicola Bay pollution
from sewage effluent.


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TOTAL 10 8 20 21 28 19 17 5 17 6 18 1 18 1 18 2 144 63

1. Construction (Const) employment in terms of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
2. Non-construction (Non-Const) employment in terms of permanent employees

"A letter of commitment is being
negotiated," according to the plan
report, "for the development to
receive treated wastewater efflu-
ent from the Lanark Village waste-
water sewage treatment plant. If
an agreement cannot be reached,
the Developer will provide water
and wastewater treatment to AWT
standards. The reclaimed water
from the treatment plant will be
piped back to the project for use
in irrigating the golf course."

Contribution To Economic
The St. James Bay development
will contribute "significantly to the
economic development of
Franklin County," according to
the report. It will provide addi-
tional jobs on both a temporary

basis during construction and on
a permanent basis for the opera-
tion of the community facilities,
providing second homes to attract
seasonal visitors to the area, and
attracting permanent residents
who will retire to the region.

Protect Natural Resources
The St. James Bay community
has been "carefully planned to
protect the natural resources of
the region, while promoting eco-
nomic development and growth"
in the area.
Coordination with local govern-
ment and the various permitting
agencies is expected to continue
throughout the development of
the community.

St. James Bay Master Plan showing possible homesites. Construction possibly to start in

Frank Latham (Dem)
1335 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

Wayne Page (Dem)
P.O. Box 602
Eastpoint, FL 32328
County Commission Dist. #3

Clarence Williams (Dem)
P.O. Box 1001
Apalachicola, FL 32329
Edward Tolliver (Dem)
P.O. Box 52
Apalachicola, FL 32329
County Commission Dist. #5

Pam Lycett (Dem)
P.O. Box 874
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Doug McKinney (Dem)
P.O. Box 1086
Eastpoint, FL 32328

Keith Mock (Dem)
P.O. Box 414
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Dallas Pate (Dem)
P.O. Box 1021
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Bevin Putnal (Dem)
P.O. Box 416
Carrabelle, FL 32322
County Judge (Non-Partisan)
Van Russell
121 Bay Avenue
Apalachicola, FL 32320
School Board District #1
(All School Board member races
are non-partisan)

C. Rex Pennycuff
P.O. Box 274
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Connie Ard Roehr
1204 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

George W. Thompson
P.O. Box 694
Eastpoint, FL 32328

Joyce Timmons
P.O. Box 726
Eastpoint, FL 32328
School Board District #2
(All School Board member races
are non-partisan)
David C. Hinton
P.O. Box 305
Carrabelle, FL 32322
David E. Jackson
P.O. Box 522
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Ruby Litton
P.O. Box 490
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Barbara Massey
301 Baywood Drive
Carrabelle, FL 32322

School Board District #3
(All School Board member races -
are non-partisan)-.
Granville Croom, Jr.
P.O. Box 475
Apalachicola, FL 32329-0475

Fonda Davis
P.O. Box 945
Apalachicola, FL 32329-0945
Teresa Ann Martin
P.O. Box 685
Apalachicola, FL 32329
School Board District #5
(All School Board member races
are non-partisan)
Michael L. Marshall
125 Timber Island (mailing)
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Katie McKnight
P.O. Box 379
Carrabelle, FL 32322

Ray Messer
P.O. Box 482
Carrabelle, FL 32322

t Bulletin !

August 2 October 14, 2000
By Carolyn Hatcher
September 5, 2000 is the 1st Pri-
October 3rd, 2000 is the runoff elec-
November 7, 2000 is the General
Election. In the General Election all
registered voters are allowed to vote
for ANYONE. IN ANY PARTY. should
you not find the person you want to
vote for in your party. The School
Board and the Judge are two elections
that are not voted on by* primaries.
This is non-partisan.
Florida is a closed primary state. This
simply means if you are a registered
Democrat you can only vote in the
Democratic Primary. This is true of
Republicans, independents. etc. The
only exception is: When there is not a
candidate running in your party, i.e.
Republican. Democrat. Independent
or any other party, you may vote in a
primary of which you are not regis-
tered. No other exceptions are allowed.
August 2-Franklin County Court-
house, Workshop on Franklin County
Budget. 9 a.m.
August 8-Political Forum. First fo-
rum of local candidates for public of-
fice. 6 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre.

Continued on Page 9

Demographic And
Employment Information
Based on a market analysis of the
area residential patterns, it is
anticipated that the project unit
owners will be permanent and
second home residents, most
likely retired or nearing retire-
ment. This assumption reflects
ownership patterns in Lanark Vil-

Natural Resources
The golf course has been designed
to minimize impacts and in many
cases will actually enhance wet-
land areas.
Compromises have been made as
to the length of holes, narrowing
of the playing surface, and bulk-
heading of the greens and tees
where necessary to protect the
wetland areas. Additionally, the
developer has proposed creation
or expansion of wetland areas to
enhance the continuity of the wet-
lands and the natural setting of
the course on holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6,
7, 12, 14 and 17.
From the beginning of the project,
a concerted effort has been made
to route the golf course in upland
areas, in order to minimize wet-
land disturbance.
All wetland crossings have been
designed so that the existing
flows, direction, water levels, and
hydro periods in the wetlands will
not change significantly. By us-
ing bridges, the developer allows
wetland flow to continue unre-
Another way of preserving the
wetlands is the creation of "island
tees," minimizing wetland im-
To ensure that the minimization
'efforts are compatible with play-
ability and the environmentally
sensitive surroundings, a golf
course agronomic consultant will
work in conjunction with the
course designer to select the best
turf grass species for each of the
playing surfaces.

St. James Bay plans to employ a Ms. Freda White, spokeswoman
golf course superintendent who for the group of developers, said,
has experience with focusing on "Our idea from the beginning has
more natural means of maintain- been to do what is best for the
ing turf grass with "acceptable Franklin County area."
levels of pest impact."

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78 11th Street
Apalachicola 850-653-8819

Board Certified Physicians
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Stephen J. Miniat, M.D.

Open Monday Friday
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

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102 S.E. Avenue B
(Behind Harry's Georgian
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Development of this site is antici-
pated to have little or no measur-
able impact on state or federally
listed wildlife and plant resources.
American alligators and Florida
black bear forage on the property.
(Golfers may need to watch out
for these.)
Most of the habitat for the black
bear will be preserved, and corri-
dors or green ways will be main-
tained through the preservation
of the majority of the wetland ar-
eas. To enhance the ability of the
black bear, as well as other wild-
life, culverted road crossings and
cart paths over contiguous wet-
land areas will be elevated, traffic
calming devices (such as speed
bumps) will be used on roads, and
signs will be installed along stra-
tegic locations advising of bear
The St. James Bay development
will comply with the Franklin
County Comprehensive Plan pro-
hibition on the development of
environmentally sensitive land.

Balance Of Fresh And Salt
Discharge from the St. James
project site will be identical in
volume before and after develop-
ment, so that the balance of fresh
and salt water in the Bay will not
be disturbed. "In fact," according
to the report, "the water dis-
charged into the Bay may well be
of higher quality after develop-
ment because currently the wa-
ter is not treated before dis-
The report states, "Best manage-
ment practices will be employed
during and after construction,
and the golf course and other
community-maintained green
space will employ an Integrated
Pest Management plan to limit the
use of fertilizers and pesticides."
St. James Bay promises to be an
important economic advantage for
Franklin County, as well as envi-
ronmentally sensitive and
well-planned for water quality and
wildlife preservation.


The Franklin Chronicle


4 August 2000 Paee 7

Carrabelle Chamber Celebrates Three New Businesses

Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Bonnie
S Stephenson said the officers
wanted to make a special event of
the ribbon-cutting for three new
businesses in the area. Conse-
quently, they decided to hold
them consecutively Friday, July
28, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
A total of 15 people were present
for the first ribbon cutting at
Robin's Closet in downtown Car-
rabelle. This shop was formerly
known as Sassy's of Carrabelle.
Robin's Closet is owned by Ms.
Robin Oaks. She offers special
selections of ladies clothing, some
men's clothes and some unisex
fashions. The items are up to the
minute fashions, reasonably
priced and are moving quickly,
according to the owner.
C Quarters Seafood Store in
Jimmy Crowder's dock complex
between the river and Highway 98
was the scene of the second rib-
bon cutting, at about 5:15 p.m.
Mr. Millard Collins is running C
Quarters presently. Fresh sea-
food, including large shrimp, are
available. Call C Quarters Marine
Store at 697-8400. The place is
attractive, clean and smells good.
according to the guests attending.
About 15 were in the
ribbon-cutting group on Friday,
July 28.
The third and final ribbon-cutting
for the day was held at 5:30 p.m.
at the Tiki Bar on Timber Island.
Ms. Libby Richardson is the
owner. By that hour, the
ribbon-cutting group had grown
to 26 Chamber people. Ms.
Richardson provided a delicious
and attractive buffet of shrimp
(with a "secret" sauce which many
guests wanted to-know about),
sandwiches, cheese and crackers,

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Left to right: Executive Director Bonnie Stephenson of
Chamber, Board member Barbara Revell and Robin's Closet
owner, Robin Oaks.
deviled eggs and fresh fruit. Ms.
Richardson said she wanted to
offer "a family atmosphere with a
game room and fishing ,on the
dock for young people and fami-
lies." The Tiki Bar also offers a
delicious lunch menu reasonably .
A Community Service Award was
presented by. the Chamber of ''
Commerce to Robert McDaris, .
Principal of Carrabelle School.
The award stated: 'The Carrabelle
Area Chamber of Commerce is
proud to present this Community '
Service Award to Robert McDaris
to recognize the outstanding sup- -
port that you have given to the
Carrabelle Area Community.
Dated July 27, 2000." -
Attractive, ceramic door prizes
were provided by Jean Burdick of
Big Bend Ceramics. Consensus .N -L
among those attending was that
the event was a success and ev- "
erybody had a good time.

Anita Gregory, Executive Director of the Apalachicola Area
Chamber of Commerce inspects the new Eastpoint Goodwill

The new St. George Inn had
a grand opening in mid-July.

July Civic Club
Briefed On


The St. George Island Civic Club
featured three speakers.on disas-
ter preparedness at their July
meeting' including Gary Botts,
Disaster Resistant Neighborhood
Coordinator for the Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross, Mike Rucker, Chief Meteo-
rologist of WTC-TV (Channel 40,
Tallahassee) and a representative
of the Florida Department of In-

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Millard Collins, Manager of From left, David Butler, Rose
C Quarters Seafood Store. Treutel and husband Ron
Treutel, owners of Carrabella
Cove Gallery.

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Patrons look over racks of clothes inside the new Eastpoint
Goodwill Industries store.

From left, Libby Richardson, owner of Tiki Bar on Timber
Island, Board members Bob McDaris and Sheila Hauser.

If you
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Gulf Industries Council
from Page 1

Vibrio vulnificus does not nor-
mally affect healthy individuals.
Oyster consumers at risk from V.
v. illness are those with liver and
immune system ailments. "We
believe it is our job, together with
our state regulators and the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, to
provide at-risk consumers with
sufficient information to make an
informed choice."
Individuals should continue to be
educated about their ability to
continue to "enjoy raw oyster
product through the purchase of
oysters that have received post
harvest treatment. Again, we be-
lieve that consumer education
resulting in an educated, in-
formed choice is the best risk
management approach to V. v. ill-
The position of the shellfish in-
dustry concluded: "If the ISSC
adopts its proposed risk manage-
ment approach, the shellfish in-
dustry will continue to work
within the Conference to repair its
flaws. ...we ask you to address the
uncertainties and flaws in the is-
sue by returning it to Committee
for correction. Working together,
we can protect at-risk consumers
without placing unnecessary bur-
dens on the oyster industry."

Gary Botts

The program promoted by Gary
Botts emphasizes disaster safety
for individuals and families
through an organized effort at the
neighborhood level. The program
emphasized individual responsi-
bility for disaster safety but in the
context of neighborhood param-
eters. A special package of mate-
rials was distributed to those at-
tending the Club meeting. Mike
Rucker addressed his concerns
about early warning for disaster
events, emphasizing, of course,
hurricanes. A representative from
the Dept. of Insurance spoke at
length on insurance for possible

From left, Bonnie Stephenson, Bob McDaris, Principal of
Carrabelle School, receiving Outstanding Community
Service Award from President Tom Lofton.

As a victory in the battle, action
was referred to Committee. After
that review, action will come back
in 2001 to the Task Force and
General Assembly. At least, the
Issue 00-201 was "returned to
Committee for correction."
Leroy Hall of the Seafood Work-
ers Association said: "We won the
battle, but the war is still going

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 websile
at www.tallytown.com/redcross.
+ American
Red Cross

Mike Rucker
disasters and some pitfalls com-
monly found in some insurance
policies on hurricane-prone struc-
tures. An informative booklet with
useful checklists and various fac-
tors to be considered in purchas-
ing insurance was a part of the
disaster preparation kit distrib-
uted at the meeting. Additional
packets are available through the
Civic Club, or may be obtained by
contacting Gary Botts,

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By Tom Campbell
By now, theatre goers expect an
evening at the Dixie Theatre to be
thoroughly delightful and profes-
sional. Neil Simon's "I Ought To
Be In Pictures" continues the tra-
"I Ought To Be In Pictures" joined
the Dixie Theatre Summer Rep-
ertory last weekend and contin-
ues this weekend in rotating rep-
ertory with "The Woman In Black"
and 'The Dining Room."
The play features George Hosmer,
Jennifer Plants and Dixie
Partington, all of whom are also
performing in "The Dining Room."
The performances are excellent.
Directed by Cleo Holladay, George
Hosmer as Herb is convincing as
the guilty father. The audience
feels his pain, yet can laugh out
loud at the comic moments. Jen-
nifer Plants as the outspoken
daughter is likeable-the touch-
ing moments move us deeply and
the funny episodes evoke laugh-
Ster. Dixie Partington pulls her hair
straight back from her face in or-
c'der to age for the role of Steffy,
and reveals a lovely, mature
woman-the classic bone struc-
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the audience.
Zachariah Phillips as Production
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use the Dixie Theatre stage. Ku-
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writer, who is having a dry spell
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with his distant and almost for-
gotten past in the person of his
daughter Libby. She has trekked
to Hollywood from Brooklyn,
where Herb had simply up and left
wife, daughter and son 16 years
Libby is very confident and articu-
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to get.her into "Pictures." Actu-
ally, she is going to try to salvage
him. How they pick up the pieces
of a father-daughter relationship
is a poignant, tender and very
funny story. They discover a great
deal about each other and about
For more information and reser-
vations, phone the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola. Box office is open
Wednesday through Saturday, 2
until 5:30 p.m., or Sunday 12
noon until 2 p.m. Box office num-
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4 August 2000 Page 9

Second Circuit

Court Report

July 17, 2000
The Honorable Judge: F.E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney: Ethan Way
Assistant Public Defender: Kevin Steiger


All persons listed below are presumed innocent until found guilty
by a court of law.

Arnett, Jerry: Charged with carrying a concealed firearm. Pretrial conference
scheduled for August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Craft, Ronald Edward, Jr.: Charged with burglary of dwelling, grand theft
and criminal mischief $200 to $500. Bond reduced. Arraignment continued
until August 21. 2000. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with battery. Pretrial conference scheduled
for August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hill, Travis Walker: Charged with leaving the scene of an accident, leaving
the scene of an accident with injuries, driving while license suspended or
revoked and possession of suspended driver's license. Arraignment continued
until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Johannsson, Robert Mar: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
possession of cannabis more than 20 grams, alcohol beverage illegal posses-
sion by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to a citation
filed-by the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Law Enforce-
ment the Defendant was cited on March 6. 1999 after being stopped for not
having trailer lights. The officers found in the vehicle numerous alcoholic.
beverages, two pipes. "used for smoking narcotics", two plastic bags contain-
ing cannabis. and a brown bottle containing ten pills "which appeared to be
the controlled substance "ecstasy". A notice to appear was issued and ar-
raignment set for August 21. 2000.
Keith, David B.: Charged with Possession of a controlled substance, posses-
sion of less than.20 gams of marijuana. Possession of drug paraphernalia and
cultivation of cannabis. Arraignment Continued until August 21, 2000. Attor-
ney Edward S. Stafman represented the defendant.
Martin, Chiquetta: Charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Pretrial
conference set for August 21. 2000.
Matthews, Douglas: Charged with three counts of felony fleeing or attempt-
ing to elude, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts, of
resisting arrest without violence, grand theft of a motor vehicle, petit theft and
reckless driving. Arraignment continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Murray, James Jeffery: Charged with grand theft. Arraignment continued
until August 21, 2000.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with retaliation against a witness and two counts
of first degree arson. Arraignment continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Redding, 'Charles Robert: Charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with inju-
ries and driving under the influence/personal injury. Arraignment continued
until August 21. 2000. Attorney Stephan Dobson. II, represented the defen-
Smith. Wendy Michelle: Charged with 20 counts of illegally obtaining pre-
scription medication and three, counts of uttering a forged instrument. Ar-
raignment continued until August 21, 2000.
Taunton, Gary: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer. Pretrial
conference scheduled for August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defen-
Wallace, Paul J.: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery of law
enforcement officer and criminal mischief/third degree felony. Arraignment.
continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm
and fraudulent driver's license. Pretrial scheduled for August 2 1, 2000. At-
torney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.

Adamick, Charlene M: Charged with resisting officer with violence, DUI and
possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Pretrial continued until Sep-
tember 18,, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.

Bay Chamber
Selects New
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce elected its new board
for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. New
to the board are Earl Solomon
with Apalachicola State Bank,
Mike Keller owner of That Place
On 98, Mark Browne with Anchor'
Realty, Gibby Conrad of Eco Ven-
tures, Susan Bickel with Richard
Bickel Photography, Paula
Luberto with Luberto's Sand &
Stone, Chuck Marks of Marks In-
surance and Tom Brocato with
Broke-A- Toes. Continuing on for
another term will be: Michael
Shuler, Beth Moseley, Mason
Bean, Kristin Anderson, Curt
Blair, John Crooms, Jerry Hall,
Bill Hess, Sue Latham, Steve
Rash, and Jerry Thompson.
Thomas Michael Shuler was cho-
sen as President for the second
year. Beth Moseley was re-elected
Vice-President, Mason Bean will
serve as Secretary and Jerry Hall
will be Treasurer.

Bulletin from Page 6

August 14 15-Registration for the
fall semester at Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College will be held August 16 to
18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admissions
and testing requirements need to be
completed prior to registration. The
Tyndall Education Office will hold
GCCC registration for Tyndall Air
Force Base classes on August 9 from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gulf/Franklin
Center will hold registration August
14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. (CST).
Call 872-3892 for information about
applying and registering.
August 15-Political Forum. Second
forum of local candidates for
Public office. 6 p.m. at the Dixie The-
atre. Apalachicola.
August 17 20--"1 Ought to be in
Pictures". Dixie Theatre. Apalachicola.
August 18-Kickoff Luncheon: FSU
Alumni Association 49th Annual Foot-
ball Kickoff Luncheon, buffet. 11:15
a.m. Program begins at 12:01 p.m.
Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Cen-
ter. Exhibition hall. 644-2761.
August 24 27, 31-"Steel Magno-
lias" will begin its run at the Dixie
Theater. Apalachicola. This play is
concerned with a group of gossipy
southern ladies in a small town
beauty parlor, they will make you
laugh and cry as you become involved
in their lives.
August 25-GCCC's Weekend College
Block 6 is scheduled to begin on Au-
gust 25 at 6 p.m. Weekend Colleges
courses are offered on Friday. Satur-
day and Sunday. All scheduled days
for the registered course must be at-
tended. Registration is open until the
first night of class in the Office. of
Admissions and Records. The courses

Continued on Page 12

Bass, Christopher Shondell: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to
elude and driving while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial continued until
September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Baucham, Willie Fred: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in
stolen property. An order for continuance was issued and jury trial set for
August 23. 2000. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Blanchard, Avon: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. The
State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, William: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony and armed rob-
bery with firearm. Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the
Charlton, Anders Devon: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession of cannabis. Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Chase, Doris M.: Charged with resisting officer with violence and battery.
Continued until September 18. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession of vessel with no hull numbers.
The State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Toby Lee: Charged with burglary of dwelling. Defendant entered, a
plea of no contest, to a lesser charge of petit theft. Defendant was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to six months probation to include 60 hours of commu-
nity service. $250 fine and one day in jail with credit for one day served.
Attorney William Webster represented the defendant.
Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Dixon, Wade Odell: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of age.
Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Douds, Tammy: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and petit theft. Contin-
ued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Evans, Carl E.: Charged with driving while license suspended/felony and DU
I. The State dropped the DUI charges. Defendant entered a plea. of no contest
to the first charge and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 180 days
in jail to be followed by two years of probation to include 240 hours of commu-
nity control and $295 in court costs.
Foster, Marvin Cleveland: Charged with grand theft. The defendant entered
a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to probation to include successful completion of drug treatment. $295 fine
and $400 restitution. Steiger represented the defendant.
Grimsley, Wallace: Charged with grand theft auto and felony fleeing or at-
tempting to elude. Continued until September 18. 2000. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting, to elude, re-
sisting officer with violence, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. Contin-
ued until, August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hatfield, Matt: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Continued until, August 21, 2000.Steiger represented the defendant.
Herndon, Olin Grimsley, II: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle and
felony fleeing or attempting to elude. Continued until September 18, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Lee, Michael L.: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years of age.
sexual battery upon a child under 12 and child abuse. Continued until Au-
gust 7, 2000. Attorney.Cheryl L. Gentry represented the defendant.
McEwan, Donald Ray: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glenn Clark: Driving while license suspended/felony. The defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest, adjudicated guilty and sentenced to two
years of probation to include 240 hours of community service, $295 fine and
no driving while on probation without a valid driver's license. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Continued until Au-
gust 21, 2.000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Nowling, Patricia: Charged with four counts of possession of a controlled
substance. Continued until August 21, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders rep-
resented the defendant.

Townsend, Rufus Eugene: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. Pre-
trial conference continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the de-
Ward, Brenda Lea Lawhon: Charged with possession of crack cocaine and
resisting arrest without violence. The defendant entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. She was sentenced to two years of probation sub-
sequent to inpatient treatment. $295 in court costs and $100 to FDLE. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Williams, Cathy Jean: Charged with workers compensation fraud. Pretrial
continued until September 18. 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, grand theft, two counts of grand theft of motor vehicle
and fleeing attempting to elude police officer. Pretrial continued until August
21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wilson, Mark Edward: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
Pretrial continued until September. Attorney Douglas Gaidry represented the

Fenn, Jamail B.: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis. Con-
tinued until August 21, 2000.
Gordon, Wardell C.: Charged with possession of a controlled substance with
intent to deliver. Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the
Keith, David Brian: Charged with aggravated battery.. Continued until Au- p
gust 21, 2000. Steiger represented, the defendant. .
Lowery., Clarence: Charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property
and cultivation of cannabis. Continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger repre'
sented the defendant.
Miller, Brian: Charged with grand theft third degree and burglary of a convey-
ance, Continued until.August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Richards, Rodney Jefferson: Charged with driving while license suspended/
felony. Continued until August 21. 2000. J. Gordon Shuler represented the
Tejeda, T.J.: Charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforce-
ment officer and aggravated fleeing with eluding police officer. Continued un-
til August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the. defendant.

Hammond, William: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Continued until August 21, 2000. Attorney Barbara Saunders represented
the defendant.
Lake, Curtis IV: Charged with possession of cocaine. The defendant admitted
to violation of probation and was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to one year
of community control to be, followed by two years of probation to run con-
secutive to any jail time from Alachua County. All previous conditions of pro-
bation reimposed. Steiger represented the defendant.

Pedrick, Robyn: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. The State Massey, Michelle D.: Charged with six counts of uttering a forged instru-
dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant. ment. Continued until August 21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.

Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of a controlled sub
stance. Order for continuance issued on July 12. 2000. Next hearing set fr
August 21., 2000. Attorney Clifford Dayis represented the defendant.

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Raffield, Devin: Charged with grand theft. Continued until September 18.
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 September 18. 2000. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Sanders, Lionel: Charged with principal first degree to sale of crack cocaine
and sale of controlled substance. The State dropped the charges. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Shiver, Tammy: Charged with grand theft. The defendant entered a plea of no
contest to a lesser charge of accessory to grand theft and was adjudicated
guilty. She was sentenced to one year probation to 'include $295 fine. $100 to
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, random urinalysis. 120 hours of
community service and was ordered to testify truthfully. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Shiver, Tammy: Charged with cultivation of cannabis. possession of less than
20 grams marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The defendant
entered a plea of no contest to the last two charges and the Stated dropped
the first charge. She was sentenced to one-year probation to run concurrent
with first sentence. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Sparks, David R.: Charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Pretrial con-
ference continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.

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Governor Picks from Page 1
amongst several points raised in
the petition is that we believe
there was a violation of the
sunshine law."
She added that she believed the
CPAA was on solid ground.
saving. "We are not just
challenging how many are
appointed in the one year. We are
not just challenging the fact that
prior to past practices the city did
not advertise, did not take public
input, did not solicit letters. We
are also challenging whether or
not the vote to seat four members
was in the sunshine. Therefore
now that the injunction has
temporarily been dissolved we are
not going to seek anybody right
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still felt the same way, if the
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would say that you were keeping
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courts to decide." She added, "So
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by which this should be done."
He went on to say that he wanted
the record to reflect that besides
Dr. Freda White, Donald Wood,
William Massey and Dr.
Backerman were present. He said,
"It is our contention that there
never was.contention about two
of the seats and certainly not on
the one that was vacated the other
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to take note of Section 4 of the
enabling legislation, paragraph
one says: Immediately after being
confirmed as members of the
Authority, the authority shall
meet and partake in taking the
oath of office regularly prescribed
by the State of Florida."
He added, "I would submit that
the other meeting, the special
meeting, they should have been
sworn. We were told at this
meeting to appear today." He'felt
they should have been sworn
when the two Governors choice
were sworn in, and that at least
two of the city appointees should
have been sworn. He added, "Our
appointments are equal in dignity
to the Governor's appointments."
"In the event we have to use the
writ of quo warrant I think that
the members, the sitting

members, the members who are
sitting without authority, and
would be removed, must
understand there are attorney
fees provided for that, and they
may be spending some funds and
perhaps personally, because of
their intransigence."
Cowles then thanked Gaidry for
informing her clienci..
Jones stated that there was no
animosity whatsoever towards
any certain person. Gaidry said
that he believed there should be
no more business conducted.
Jones thanked him for his
concern but said that the
members had legal counsel and
were preparing to go into an
Administrative Session in order to
talk to their attorney.
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Commissioner Rica Preston asked
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that she had in any way violated
the Sunshine Law. "I do not
appreciate it. And in reference to
the members being contacted, I
had no prior knowledge before the
meeting (and) I had no prior notice
before the meeting." She also said
that it was referred to that there
was a video tape in which it took
50 seconds only for the
commissioners to make their

Second Circuit Court from Page 9

Miller, William B. IV: Charged with grand theft/third degree. Violation of
probation dismissed. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Parramore, Matthew: Charged with grand theft/third degree. The defendant
admitted to violation of probation and was adjudicated guilty. He was sen-
tenced to one year of community control to be followed by two years of proba-
tion. All prior conditions reimposed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rosier, Andre Nathaniel: Charged with possession of cocaine and possession
of cocaine with intent to sell. Charge of VOP dismissed. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Sanders, Harold Wayne: Charged with arson of a structure. The defendant
admitted VOP and was found in violation. Sentencing is scheduled for August
21, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, William: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony and armed rob-
bery with firearm. A motion was filed for pretrial release or reasonable bond.
Bond was set at $5000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Coman, Michael: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Restitution hearing continued until August 21. 2000. Steiger represented the
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery by
threats reasonable believed and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. A
motion was filed for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Motion was denied.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer and resisting
arrest with violence. A motion for furlough was filed. Motion was granted if
with an off duty police officer to be paid by the defendant. Steiger represented
the defendant
Lee, Michael L.: Charged with sexual act with a child under 16 years of age
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decision. She said it was whatever
time it took to make a decision
and some matters took longer
than others.
The meeting was then closed to
public and media. The attorney
said that a complete record would
be available after August.
Jones said his term will soon be
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would be fewer problems in the
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spent the time battling legal suits.
In the one other item of business
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the resignation of Ray Quist who
has sold his home and will be
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Lanark Village

Meeting Date

By Rene Topping
Commissioner Greg Yancey, who
is also Field Manager for the La-
nark Village Water and Sewer Dis-
trict, announced that because of
a change in his job he will be able
to attend meetings only if they are
hold on Fridays at 3 p.m. The
commissioners were quick to ap-
prove the change and ask all vil-
lagers to make a note that the next
meeting will be hold on August 18
at 3 p.m. at Chillas Hall.
As part of the meeting, Chairman
Jim Lawlor gave a report on a
study that they have undertaken
to see what changes will be made
by residents since the metering
began. He said that in the last two
weeks the average apartment
dweller was using approximately
1000 gallons or less. He said a few
had registered 5000. He said that
the office will probably hear about
those when the bills go out. If a
resident gets. a large bill it may
indicate a leak between the apart-
ment and the meter and the
owner will be responsible for re-
pairing it.
Field manager reported that the
water system suffered some dam-
age due to the high winds, par-
ticularly at the water plant. There
was a hole in the water tower and
the water was coming in the over-
flow due to a relay that was not
working. The workers took care
of all the problems.
Yancey reported he had made up
a list for spare parts to work on
the Gulf Terrace infiltration prob-
lem. He said he would send it to
the engineers.
Andy and Debby Brett, new own-
ers of "The Highlands" were
present to talk about water and
sewer service to their Project. They
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SLawlor told the couple that he and
i Yancey and the district engineers
will work with them. Lawlor told
the couple to bring in the plans
and they can talk. He said the dis-
trict will be happy to work with
them on their 45 lot project.
Under New Business:
Yancey and Lawlor discussed the
"Sunshine State-One Call" sys-
tem. Anyone developing can make
one call and it will go to all of the
utilities involved. if developers are
going to dig further down that 10
inches the utilities have to be no-
Lawlor reported that there will be
a small increase to. the base rated
for water and sewer of $1.75 per
month and it will be implemented
on October 1.
The office manager reported that
there were no liens on any prop-
erty for unpaid water bills.
The engineers are beginning to
develop a ten year plan to work
with Rural Development to get
Money from the Revolving Plan.
The money would be used to re-
store and build new sewer sys-
tems. The would also like to ex-
tend the water lines from the vil-
lage westward to Morality Road.
The plan would include new lines
and water tower.
Lawlor said there are several de-
velopers working on plans includ-
ing the largest one will be St.
James Bay. Jim Green has sev-
eral acres off Oak Street and then
there is movement in the Lanark
Beach area, plus 'The Highlands"
Lawlor said that the district will
take them on a first come first
served basis. He told the Bretts.
"I will tell you what I tell any de-
veloper that the district cannot
undertake the expense and I can-
not spend one cent of the
District's money."

Boyd And Blue

Dogs Call For

In a press conference on July 27th
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) joined his fellow
Blue Dogs in proclaiming support
for a final budget compromise
between Congress and the Presi-
dent and authored by the Blue
Dogs. This proposal would pay off
the public debt by 2010, sooner
than either of the plans offered by
the Administration or the Repub-
licans. It would also provide allo-
cations to meet the priorities of
both parties, including tax relief
and investments in priority pro-
"Everyone knows the time to pay
off debt and invest in priority ex-
penditures is when you have a
surplus of funds," said Congress-
man Boyd. "The robust economy
that we are currently experienc-
ing may not last forever. Now is
our chance to pay off the public
debt, save Medicare and Social
Security, cut taxes, and provide
for priority programs that ensure
prescription drug coverage for
seniors, quality education for
America's students, and benefits
for our nation's veterans."
The Blue Dog budget establishes
an outline to balance the compet-
ing priorities of Congress and the
President within the framework of
a fiscally responsible budget. The
blueprint follows the approach set
forth in the budget resolution the
Blue Dogs offered earlier this year,
which allocates half of the
on-budget surplus (surplus funds
not including the money set aside
to protect Social Security and
Medicare) to debt reduction and
divided the remaining half be-
tween tax cuts and spending for
priority programs. By saving
100% of the Social Security, and
Medicare trust fund surpluses,
and reserving half of the
on-budget surplus for debt reduc-
tion, the Blue Dog budget pro-
posal would eliminate the publicly
held debt by 2010 under current
projections. At the same time, it
would allow for a net tax cut of
$387 billion over ten years which
targets middle income families
and small business owners, while
simultaneously allowing for in-
vestments in other priority pro-
The Blue Dog Coalition is a
consensus-building group of 30
moderate-to-conservative Demo-
cratic lawmakers dedicated to
finding common sense solutions
on public policy issues. Further
information on the Blue Dogs and
their budget guidelines can be
found at www.house.gov/john/

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4 August 2000 Page 11

Climate from Page 5
struction ol orests around the world to provide space for agriculture
and other human activities. Rising concentrations of CO2 are intensi-
fying Earth's natural greenhouse effect. Projections of population
growth and assumptions about energy use indicate that the CCO' con-
centration will continue to rise, likely reaching between two and three
times its late 19th century level by 2100. This dramatic doublini or'
tripling will occur in the space of about 200 years, a brief moment in
geological history.
As we add more CO2 and other heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere.
the world is becoming warmer (which changes other aspects of cli-
mate as well). Historical records of temperature and precipitation have
been extensively analyzed in many scientific studies. These studies
demonstrate that the global average surface temperature has increased
by over 19F (0.60C) during the 20th century. About half this rise has
occurred since the late 1970s. Seventeen of the eighteen warmest
years in the 20th century occurred since 1980. In 1998, the global
temperature set a new record by a wide margin, exceeding that of the
previous record year, 1997, by about 0.3F (0.20C). Higher latitudes
have warmed more than equatorial regions, and nighttime tempera-
tures have risen more than daytime temperatures.
As the Earth warms, more water evaporates from the oceans and
lakes,, eventually to fall as rain or snow. During the last century.
annual precipitation has increased about 10% in the mid- and
high-latitudes. The warming is also causing permafrost to thaw, and
is melting sea ice, snow cover, and mountain glaciers. Global sea
level rose 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) during the 20th century because
ocean water expands as it warms and because melting glaciers are
adding water to the oceans.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (EPCC),
scientific evidence confirms that human activities are a discernible
cause of the climate changes experienced over the 20th century. New
studies indicate that temperatures in recent decades are higher than
at any time in at least the past 1,000 years. It is very unlikely that
these unusually high temperatures can be explained solely by natu-
ral climate variations. The intensity and pattern of temperature
changes within the atmosphere implicates human activities as a cause.
The relevant question is not whether the increase in greenhouse gases
due to human activities is contributing to warming, because it clearly
is. Rather, the question is what will be the amount and rate of future
warming and associated climate changes, and what impacts will those
changes have on human and natural systems.

The Tools
For this study, three tools were used to examine the potential im-
pacts of climate change on the US: historical records, comprehensive
state-of-the-science climate simulation models, and "what if ques-
tions designed to explore our vulnerability to future climate change.
These three tools, were used because prudent risk management re-
quires consideration of a spectrum of possibilities.

Historical Records
How do changes in climate affect human and natural systems? Records
from the past provide'an informed perspective on this question. There
have been a number of climate variations and changes during the
20th century. These include substantial warming, increases in pre-
cipitation, decade-long droughts, and reduction in snow cover ex-
tent. Analyzing these variations, and their effects on human and natu-
ral systems, provides important insights into how vulnerable we may
be in the future.

Climate Model Simulations
Although Earth's climate is astoundingly complex, our ability to use
supercomputers to simulate the climate is growing. Today's climate
models are not infallible, but they are powerful tools for understand-
ing what the climate might be like in the future..
A key advantage of climate models is that they are quantitative and
grounded in scientific measurements. They are based on fundamen-
tal laws of physics and chemistry, and incorporate human and bio-
logical interactions. They allow examination of a range of possible
futures that cannot be examined experimentally. An important way
to test a climate model is to see how well it can simulate past and
present climate conditions.

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Our confidence in the accuracy of climate models is growing. The
best models have been carefully evaluated by the IPCC and have the
ability to replicate most aspects of past and present climates. Two of
these models have been used to develop climate change scenarios for
this Assessment. These scenarios should be regarded as projections
of what might happen, rather than precise predictions of what will

Vulnerability Analyses
What degree of climate change would cause significant impacts to
natural and human systems? In other words, how vulnerable and
adaptable are we? To help answer such questions, scientists can per-
form "sensitivity analyses" to determine under what conditions and
to what degree a system is sensitive to change. Such analyses are not
predictions that such changes will, in fact, occur; rather, they exam-
ine what the implications would be if the specified changes did occur.
For this reason, sensitivity analyses are sometimes called "what if
analyses. For example, an analyst might ask. "What would happen if
the climate changed in this way?" Or, "How large would climate change
have to be in order to cause this impact?"

The Southeast
The Southeast "sunbelt" is a rapidly growing region with population
increasing by more than 30% between 1970 and 1990. Much of this
growth occurred in coastal counties, which are projected to grow an-
other 40% between 2000 and 2025. The number of farms in the re-
gion decreased 80% between 1930 and 1997, but the Southeast still
produces roughly one quarter of US agricultural crops. The South-
east has become America's "woodbasket," producing about half of
America's timber supplies. The region also produces a large portion
of the nation's fish, poultry, tobacco, oil, coal, and natural gas. Prior
to European settlement, the landscape was primarily forests, grass-
lands, and wetlands, but most of the native forests were converted to
managed forests and agricultural lands by 1920. Roughly half of the
remaining wetlands in the lower 48 states are located in the South-
east, and more than three quarters of the Nation's annual wetland
losses over the past 50 years occurred in this region. Although much
of the landscape has been altered, a wide range of ecosystem types
exists and overall species diversity is high.

Observed Climate Trends
Temperature trends in the Southeast vary between decades, with a
warm period during the 1920s-1940s followed by a downward trend
through the 1960s. Since the 1970s, temperatures have been increas-
ing, with 1990's temperatures the highest on record. Annual rainfall
trends show very strong increases of 20-30% or more over the past
100 years across Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Alabama, and parts of Louisiana, with mixed changes across most of
the remaining area. There has been a strong tendency for more wet
spells in the Gulf Coast states, and a moderate tendency in most
other areas. The percentage of the Southeast landscape experiencing
severe wetness increased approximately 10% between 1910 and 1997.
There are strong El Nino and La Nina effects in the Southeast that
can result in dramatic seasonal and year-to-year variations in tem-
perature and precipitation. El Nino events also tend to create atmo-
spheric conditions that inhibit Atlantic tropical storm development,
resulting in fewer hurricanes. La Nina events have the opposite ef-
fect, resulting in more hurricanes.

Ghost Forests
Vast stands of coastal forest are dying along the Gulf of Mexico shore-
line. Sea-level rise resulting in saltwater intrusion is the suspected
cause, and the sun-bleached remnants of dead stems have'given rise
to the common term "ghost forest" in parts of South Florida and Loui-
siana. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of acres of southern bald
cypress trees have died in Louisiana coastal parishes, with losses
most acute in areas where subsidence and navigation channels have


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Franklin County citizens are not receiving adequate

law enforcement protection because crimes that

occur are not being solved.

According to the Florida Department of Law

Enforcement, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office

solves only 10% of the crimes against people and
property that occur in Franklin County. This is the

lowest crime solution rate in the State. By comparison,

our neighboring counties solve 30 50% of their
crimes. Franklin County has more officers per

population than any other county and yet we still

have the lowest crime solution rate in the State.

As Sheriff I will work to increase the percentage of

crimes that are solved in this county. I will focus the

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Chronicle Writer Revell Provides

Special To Democrat

By Tom Campbell
Franklin Chronicle writer Barbara
Revell, in a special to the Talla-
hassee Democrat, discussed wa-
terfront property and how own-
ers can protect it. Revell is a Mas-
ter Gardener volunteer. She works
with the University of Florida Ex-
tension offices in Leon, Wakulla
and Franklin Counties. She and
husband Ben Revell own water-
front property in St. James, east
of Lanark Village.
Revell's article was the headline
article on page one of the Features
section of the Democrat Friday,
July 28, 2000.
In the article, she explained that
a "buffer of vegetation near the
shoreline" could help protect the
property from erosion. She said.
"The University of Florida Exten-
sion Office recommends a buffer
of at least ten feet."
She used her own yard as an ex-
ample. "I have about a 100-foot
buffer between my house and the
water," she said. She listed most
of the plants as being palmettos,
pines, myrtle oaks, wax myrtle
and other native plants. She
pointed out that it is attractive
and that her neighbors on both
sides "are losing land while I may
be gaining."

She pointed out that the neigh-
boring yard had been cleared
many years ago and "has lost con-
siderable ground, probably 6 or 7
feet. They are losing ground as my
ground continues to 'grow."'
The buffer retains sand when
hurricanes or high tides bring in
water, building on the land that
was already there, "rather than
allowing sand to wash away." In
addition to limiting erosion, the
buffer also provides "a wonderful
habitat for wildlife."
Revell explains that "We never fer-
tilize in the buffer area and it was
not necessary to water this area
during the recent drought." She
said they don't use fertilizers, her-
bicides or pesticides. "The native
plants thrive in their habitat."
This is referred to as xeriscape-
using native plants as a
water-conserving method of land-
scaping. The developers of St.
James Bay golf course and com-
munity plan to use xeriscape as
a water-conserving method of
She said that, for those who al-
ready cleared their land, they can
re-establish a buffer by
re-planting native plants. For
those who need assistance, they

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accelerated the rate of saltwater encroachment due to rising sea level.
Bald cypress and live oak mortality have occurred as far as 30 miles
inland. In Florida, chronic saltwater contamination of forest soils oc-
curs nearer the shoreline.
Since 1991 landowners and public land managers in Florida have
observed massive die-offs of sabal palm along a 40-mile stretch of
coast between Cedar Key and Homosassa Springs. Ed Barnard. a
forest pathologist with Florida's Forestry Division, compares what he
has seen with the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina.
and he attributes the Florida problem to saltwater.
Analyses also attribute the forest decline to salt water intrusion asso-
ciated with sea-level rise. Since 1852, when the first topographic charts
of this region were prepared, high tidal flood elevations have increased
approximately 12 inches. Coastal forest losses will be even more se-
vere,if sea-level rise accelerates as is expected as a result of global
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Wayne Vonada (right) with loggerhead sea turtle washed
ashore in St. James (far left). Photo by Barbara Revell.

can asK the people at the local
Extension Office. "Many people
don't know the Extension Offices
are there for you," she said. "You
can also get information from the
University of Florida Extension
Web site at edis.ifas.ufl.edu,"
where you can get all kinds of free
In the accompanying photograph,
which Revell took on her property,
a 3 foot by 3.5 foot loggerhead
turtle is shown. This native habi-
tat provides much protection for

wildlife ... unfortunately it coul
not protect the loggerhead se
turtle that recently washed up t
the buffer. You can see the buffe
in the accompanying photograph
Wayne Vonada of the Estuarin
examined the turtle.
Birds, of course, love this buffer
Barbara and Ben enjoy the birds
native plants and other wildlife a
their home. Barbara said tha
xeriscaping works well in Franklii
For further information, contact
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n 19-year-old Libby in Neil Simon's
comedy-drama "I Ought To Be In
SPictures." She offers an excellent
performance that covers the full
range of emotions and deftly
moves the audience from tears to
comic moments and back to tears
again-and then makes the the-
atre light up with laughter at her
youthful exuberance.
She knew at a very early age that
she wanted to be an actress.
"When I was five years old, I got
the part of the Narrator in 'The
Ginger Bread Man,' and I was
hooked on the interplay between
the audience and the actress on
stage. My Grandmother lived in
New York City and would take me
to Broadway to see shows. It was
all so exciting and wonderful."
She has studied acting at FSU
and with Lynn Redgrave. Jenni-
fer said, "It's funny that an actor
has no career path to follow-like
studying to be a doctor or an ar-
chitect. They know exactly what
they need to do. But the actor just
has to experiment, explore and
take risks." She is married to a
professor at FSU, so her life has
some stability. But much of the
actor's life is open to risk and "fall-
ing flat on your face."
She plans to work on her MFA in
acting at FSU/Asolo Conservatory
For Acting Training this fall. She
would be happy to work at the
Dixie Theatre again, if the oppor-
tunity arises. "I respect what Rex
and Cleo and Dixie are doing here
in- Franklin County. The Dixie
Theatre is a special, beautiful
place and I'm delighted to be here.
/ Theatre succeeds when it be-
comes a part of the community.
And the Partingtons are working
hard to see that that happens.
This area is really fortunate to'
have the Partingtons and the
Dixie Theatre."
She explains that "theatre is a
y collaborative art-all the arts
come together in theatre and I love
that. My brother is now trying to
select a career-he's 21. But I'm
so pleased that theatre involves
all of the arts-so I don't have to
give up any of them. That makes
me very happy." She laughed.
And Franklin County can cel-
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Plants is here for a while, sharing
her exuberance and dedication to
theatre and "all of the arts." Keep
on showing us how to enjoy life
and make us laugh a lot. Brava,
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(244) Oil In The Deep
South by Dudley J.
Hughes. Hardcover. This is
a history of the oil business
in Mississippi, Alabama
and Florida, 1859-1945.
Published for the Missis-
sippi Geological Society by
the University Press of Mis-
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267pp. The book records a
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the many people and com-
panies involved in the
oil-industry during it s early
days in this region. The
payoff was in 1939 with the
discovery of the Tinsley Oil
Field in Mississippi. Then
came repeated successes
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the years 1940 to 1945.
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(21) Outposts on the Gulf
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University of Florida Press,
Hardcover, 297 pp. In this
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gence of the Gulf coast port
of Apalachicola and the pris-
tine barrier island, Saint
George. From the earliest
times, both the island and
Apalachicola have become
intertwined. The account of
the machinations of contro-
versial developer William Lee
Popham is the first phase of
area development, later
leading to the controversial
struggles of the 1970s when
environmentalists and sea-
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