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ranklin chronicle

MIT #8


Volume 9, Number 21


October 13 26, 2000

Defendants Molsbee and Carroll

Sentencing Continued To Mid-Decefiber

Defendants Dismiss Attorneys
A Report and Commentary by Tom Hoffer and Tom
Judge Robert Hinkle, in Federal District Court (Tallahassee), met with
Defendants Brenda (Nita) Molsbee and Maxie G. Carroll and their
new attorneys, for a hurried status conference Friday morning Octo-
ber 6th. The outcome of the meeting, after defendants had submitted
several motions for continuing sentencing days earlier, was to con-
Itinue their sentencing and restitution hearing to December 15th. Tom
*Novak, an accountant also involved in the same Wellsprings Medi-
. are fraud case, had been sentenced earlier. (A separate story on
Novak's sentencing follows this one, on page 4.)
The most recent motion filed by the defendants was made on Sep-
tember 28th, in which the defendants, separately, asked to continue
their case after September 28th.
Ms. Carroll, in her motion to Judge Hinkle, described an "ongoing
conflict" between her attorney George Blow and herself. She said, in
part, "...I do not feel that I have had adequate representation during
trial, nor do I feel my attorney has looked after "my best interests."
She described a scenario in which she and Nita Molsbee paid $6,000
for a Medicare expert to look at their records and "give us and the
Court a report." "This report is not finished and our Medicare con-
Ssultant could not be here today to testify. We had asked our attor-
neys to hire a Medicare consultant to testify at our trial but they
never gave us a name or amount needed to get one. We did get three
names and phone numbers of Medicare consultants for our attor-
neys to call but they refused to call them ask for their help."
c Carroll's attorney, Tallahassee lawyer George W. Blow, III, responded
to Carroll in writing on September 26th, in turn responding to a tele-
phone call from Ms. Carroll in which "you excoriated me for what you
apparently perceived to be my total failure to represent your interests
in this matter, resulting in your conviction after trial. You have ac-
cused me of not providing competent legal representation, lacking
the requisite legal knowledge and not preparing your representation.
You have also made it abundantly clear that you have been discuss-
ing this matter with anybody that will listen and blaming your con-
viction on my misrepresentation." Mr. Blow added, I regret very much
that we have reached this point. While you are free to talk to whom-
ever you please about whatever you please, I am ethically restricted
from what I may do and say in response. Make no mistake however, I
categorically deny each of your accusations and will refute each of
them if ever given an opportunity in a proper forum.

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Research Reserve Celebrates

Estuary Day September 29th



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Maxie Carroll (left) and Attorney George Blow (right).
Mr. Blow then shifted any decisions to his client. "...Were it not for
the fact that we are less than two days away from sentencing, I would
immediately move to withdraw from further representation in this
matter. Unfortunately, If I moved to withdraw now, Judge Hinkle would
perceive it to be an effort to delay sentencing. I will however be mov-
ing to withdraw from any obligation to represent you on appeal..."
Brenda Molsbee filed a similar motion for continuance on the same
day as Ms. Carroll, September 28th. She said in her motion, I have
been unable to meet with my attorney, Clyde Taylor, and seldom am
I able to reach, him by phone. He has made no attempt to meet to
discuss my sentencing hearing other than telling me, "we can get
together a couple hours before the hearing..." She continued, "...I
have received several different numbers from my attorney concern-
ing payback and sentencing guidelines due to reimbursement and
had to call my attorney at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Sep-
tember 27th to find out what I faced and if my motion for continu-
ance had been granted and he then confirmed to me that my Medi-
care consultant could not be here on September 28 for sentencing.
He then told me he had just gotten new numbers from the govern-
ment that day." Continued on Page 4

Dove Hunting Resumes On Little St. George
-Woody Miley, Manager of the Apalachicola Area Research Reserve,
has announced that Dove hunting has resumed on little St. George
Island, under current hunting regulations and procedures. Mr. Miley
had appeared before the Franklin County Board of County Commis-
sioners on October 3 to explain why hunting for doves had been cur-
tailed on little St. George. Several hunters had appeared before the
Commissioners complaining about the restrictions contained in the
current Management Plan. On Thursday, October 5th, Miley met with
his supervising agency, and the declaration that hunting had resumed
was forthcoming.

Two of the Commissioners, Bevin Putnal and Cheryl
Saunders were talking at once, asking Mr. Miley why he
didn't check with the Board of County Commissioners first
before banning hunting of doves on Little St. George. Jimmy
Mosconis expressed disappointment at this turn of events
but did not "counsel" Mr. Miley in public forum. Below,
Mr. Miley offers an explanation of the hunting ban, which
was lifted later in the week. Given all the other legal
parameters for hunting on Little St. George, when in season,
it is now legal to hunt doves on Little St. George.

I.F Z.)

Erik Lovestrand, Director
of Educational Programs.

Daughter of Bill Mahan with turtles.

Inside This Issue
Aquaculture at Alligator
Point ....................... 2
Franklin Briefs........... 2
Franklin Bulletin Board
.................................. 2
.................................. 3
Editorial & Commentary
Tom Novak Sentencing
*... .........................: .... 4
Second Circuit Court
Report ...................... 6
Carrabelle News ......... 7
Medical News .......... 8
Seafood Festival ........ 9
Research Reserve..... 10
Second Primary ....... 11
Bookshop .............. 12

Florida A&M
University Offers
Proposal For
Marine Educational
Center In
Ap alachicola
By Tom Campbell
In a meeting at the Courthouse
in Apalachicola Tuesday, October
10, 2000, representatives from
state agencies and Florida A&M
University of Tallahassee met with
members of Franklin County
Board of Commissioners and City
of Apalachicola Commissioners to
discuss a proposal for a Center
for Marine Science and Aquacul-
ture in Apalachicola.
Dr. Larry Robinson, Ph.D., who is
Director of the Science Research
Center at Florida A&M University,
spear-headed the group visiting
Apalachicola, and said that Dr.
Fredrick Humphries, President of
FAMU, was "pushing the project."
The Apalachicola representatives
appeared to be excited and eager
about the possibilities of estab-
lishing a Center for Marine Sci-
ence ,and Aquaculture in
In the preliminary plan as dis-
cussed in the meeting, faculty and
Staff at the Center "will engage in
research, education, and exten-
sion as means to preserve and
restore the delicate ecosystems,
and encourage economic
're-development' in the Apalachi-
'cola Bay area."
Activities of the Center "will be
accomplished by a core group of
faculty and staff permanently lo-
cated in Apalachicola, while uti-
lizing the expertise of designated
faculty and staff primarily from
the College of Arts and Sciences,
the College of Engineering, Sci-
ences Technology and Agricul-
ture, the Institute of Urban Policy
and Commerce, and the Environ-
mental Sciences Institute."
The capacity of the Center will be
enhanced by collaborations with
the National Oceanic and Atmo-

Dr. Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
spheric Administration's Apalach-
icola National Estuarine Research
Reserve, local government agen-
cies, community organizations
and private industry."
The actual physical presence of
both an educational and research
entity in the city of Apalachicola
is a unique feature of the FAMU
Center for Marine Science and
Aquaculture. The concept of the
Center was received enthusiasti-
cally during meetings with repre-
sentatives from the local commu-
nity and national stakeholders,
according to Dr. Larry Robinson.
The group was invited by Chair-
man Clarence Williams to make
a 15-minute presentation to the
Franklin County Board of Com-
missioners at the first meeting in
December of the Board. Dr.
Robinson said the group would be
happy to make the presentation
at that meeting.

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Page 2 13 October 2000


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County Commission
Meeting of 3 October, 2000
Bill Mahan, County
Extension Director
In response to an inquiry from
Commissioner Bevin Putnal at
last meeting, Mr. Mahan reported
some results of his investigation
as to the economic feasibility of a
clam hatchery or nursery. His
source was Dr. Chuck Adams, a
Sea Grant Marine Economist.
Adams told him that a clam
hatchery is economically feasibil-
ity given the lower technology
costs, and a stronger demand for
clam seed, but there is not much
literature available on the eco-
nomics of operation.
Mahan also reported on the sta-
tus of a Federal Crop Insurance
Program in clam aquaculture,
conferring with Leslie Sturmer,
Aquaculture Extension Agent in
Dixie and Levy Counties. Dixie,
Levy, Brevard and Indian River
are participating in a three-year
pilot study of Clam Crop Insur-
ance. Ms. Sturmer told Mahan
that the program has a list of de-
fined losses which can qualify the
clam farmer to collect insurance.
When the study ends in 2002, and
if the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
continues the program, it will be
offered wherever clam farming is
taking place.
Mahan also informed the Com-
missioners. that he would be at-
tending the Seafood Science and
Technology Society of the Ameri-
cas Meeting in Longboat Key Oc-
tober 8-11. The meeting will have
a special session on "processing
Controls for Vibrios in Raw Oys-
Division of Forestry
Tony Millender gave an Annual
Fire Report, as follows:
This report covers activities for the
protection of 45,949 acres for
which the county's accessment
was $1,378.47 from July 1, 1999
through June 30, 2000. The Fire
Control Agreement is carried out
primarily by seven .(7) Forest:
Rangers, three (3) Seriior 'Forest
Ranger and one,,(1) Fire itow.er
Lookoit; 'located at'East Bay.St.
James, and Carrabelle tower sites
under my direct supervision. The
Division of Forestry's prorated
Fire control expenditure for fire
protection for the past fiscal year
was 81,798.22 which included $
1,378.47 from your county and
S0fn /419 7F nf nstat andr fedpnl

Tony Millender

The Division responded to
fifty-nine (59) wildfires during the
year, burning 4,477.9 acres. The
table below shows the cause of
these wildfires, their number and
acreage burned:

Debris Bun



Fires Acres
9 3243.0
2 0.2
0 0.0
12 2,437.8
18 1,537.3
8 170.4
0 0.0
4 1.7
1 0.2
5 6.0

A total of 237 verbal authoriza-
tions (permits) for legal outdoor
burning were issued during the
year involving 26,185 acres in
Franklin County. Smoke Manage-
ment and Outdoor Burning Au-
thorizations continue to become
more important as more people
move into Franklin County. We
are looking closely at any burn-
ing requests near major high-
ways, hospitals, nursing homes,
and othei smoke sensitive areas.
Burning permits are issued only
when we are satisfied the smoke
would not create a hazard.
The Division of Forestry assisted
eighteen (18) individual landown-
ers with fire-line plowing and
burning assistance on their prop-
erty. A total of 2,333.00 was col-
lected from fire-line plowing and
burning assistance.
Mr. Pierce reminded the Board
that they had dedicated $18,750
as the local match for the pur-
chase of land for a recreation com-
plex in Carrabelle. If the Board
eventually buys 40 acres from St.
Joe Company on State Road 65,
the Board would need those land
acquisition funds.
Pierce's recommendation was to
reserve the $18,750 from the rec-
reation budget, until June, when
the decision on a grant applica-
tion to the Florida Recreational
DeveloDment Assistance Program
is announced. The Board ap-
proved using the $18,750 as a
The Board set a new policy, al-
lowing the Recreation Director
(Van Johnson) discretion in
spending the recreation budget,
using guidelines that the county
has followed -in the'past, several
Frank V&nhait' made an
unagended inquiry about urging
the Board ofCounty Commission-
ers adopting a growth plan. Com-
missioner Jimmy Mosconis ad-
vised him that the county-already
had a "slow-growth" plan in place.
Commissioner Clarence Williams
suggested that Mr. Venable con-
sult with the county planner to
review any possible shortcomings
of the current comprehensive
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that it would cost $200 weekly to
use the Gulf County building of-
ficial as the Franklin County
Building official for a period not
to exceed ten weeks. The Board
approved budget transfers to ac-
complish the goal.
The Board established December
5th as the date of the land use
change and zoning change for St.
James Bay.
The Board also approved the sign-
ing of the FRDAP application to
buy land for recreation in Carra-
J. Patrick Floyd attended the
GRIT bankruptcy hearings, the
county's former workmen's com-
pensation insurer and gave a brief

Attorney Shuler Reported to the
Commission he has transmitted
a letter to the Public Service Com-
mission requesting that there be
a water service on St. George Is-
land sufficient enough to provide
fire protection.


Planning Council

Croom's Inc.
In their meeting September 28,
2000, at the Holiday Inn Hotel on
Tennessee Street in Tallahassee,.
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Board dealt with the sub-
ject of the procurement of a Com-
munity Transportation Coordina-
tor. The Franklin County Selec-
tion Team was made up of Norton
Kilbourn, Shaun Donahoe,
Harold Walker, Van Bailey, Janice
Guilford and Vanita Anderson.
Five agencies had requested the
"Request for Proposal for Franklin
County." On June 9, 2000, one
proposal .was received from
Croom's Inc. The Selection Team
met June 21 to review the pro-
posal and begin negotiations with
Croom's Inc.
According to the report, "A cur-
rent vehicle inventory was not
provided. Mr. Croom was encour-
aged to participate in the Florida
Department of Transportation
Service Development project for
coastal counties."
The Selection Team agreed that
Croom's Inc. met the require-
ments of the Request Proposal.
Norton Kilbourn moved that
Croom's Inc. be recommended to
the Local Coordinating Board and
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council as the Franklin County
Community Transportation Coor-
dinator for a three-year period
beginning January 1, 2001.
Shaun Donahoe seconded the
motion and it carried.
On September 13, the Franklin
County Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board
adopted the recommendation of
the Selection Team.
Motion was approved to accept
the recommendation, and the
Apalachee Regional Planning,
Council voted Croom's Inc. as the .
Franklin Cothty"'C m ru n lt
Transportation Coordinator for a
three-year designation beginning
January 1, 2001.


October 12 29, 2000
By Tom Campbell
October 12 13-2nd Annual
Area Conference on Aging-A
unique opportunity to learn more
about aging. Free of charge-ex-
plore various resources available
to the aging. Goal is tb bring to-
gether those who work in aging
or a multidisciplinary educa-
tional opportunity. Subjects cov-
ered will include; Memory Loss,
Fall Prevention, Medicaid Eligibil-
ity, Music Therapy, Skin Care and
Aging, Long Term Care Insurance,
etc. Capital Coalition on Aging
and Area Agency on Aging for

Possible Aquaculture Lease Site In

Alligator Harbor

Positive Recommendation
From Division OfAquaculture
'Would Move Project Toward
By Tom Campbell
In a preliminary report from The
Division of Aquaculture (D.A.),
survey results indicate that a suit-
able location for aquaculture de-
velopment would be a proposed
Site in Alligator Harbor. A positive
recommendation by the D.A. con-
cerning the desirability of pro-
posed leases must be provided,
before the Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Trust Fund
will consider authorizing the use
of sovereign lands for aquacul-
tural purposes.
Accordingly, the Bureau ofAquac-
ulture Development conducted
resource surveysfor a high-
density aquaculture lease area
(HDLA) in Alligator Harbor in
Franklin County.
In response to a request by the
Franklin County Board of Com-
missioners, the D.A. identified a
tract of submerged lands in
Franklin County that would be
suitable for leasing for aquacul-
ture purposes.
The Board of Commissioners sub-
mitted a resolution requesting the
State of Florida Department of
SAquaculture and Consumer Ser -
i;ice-to"idjentify lailds suitable for
clam aquaculture in Alligator
r Harbor, classify its water for shell-

North Floridawill co-host the con-
ference. Turnbull Center for Pro-
fessional Development, Florida
State University. For more infor-
mation about this event, please
call theArea Agency on Aging at
October 12-Weems Memorial
Hospital, 135 Avenue G Apalachi-
cola, FL. Healthcare appreciation
reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Apalachicola State
October 14-Senior Citizens Fall
Festival-9 a.m. until ? There
will be food, entertainment, cake
walk, arts and crafts, flea mar-
ket, Bingo Marathon 11:00 a.m.
If you want a booth, call.
October 1.6, 17, 29-Hospice
House Grand Opening events-
call Carrabelle Chamber office for
details. 850-697-2585.
October 16-Monarch butterflies
will be passing through from now
until the end of the month.

fish harvest, and seek approval
from the Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Trust Fund
for leases of such lands to quali-
fied individuals for the purpose of
clam aquaculture."
In order to determine if conditions
were favorable for hard, clams, a
short-term growth and survival
test was conducted in the area.
Clams (two clam bags containing'
approximately 1,000 clams per
bag) were planted in test plots to
determine potential growth and
survival rates.
The test was initiated in July of
1997. The test clams were moni-
tored throughout the year and
were harvested and examined for
growth and condition on Decem-
ber 21, 1998.
The proposed site is located "in
the vicinity of Alligator Point,
Franklin County, Florida." The
site is within waters classified as
Approved in the Alligator Harbor
Shellfish Area. The HDLA is lo-.
cated south of state highway 98,
north of Alligator Point. The HDLA
is located within the Big Bend
Aquatic Preserve.
St. Joe Paper Company and
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation are the land owners within
a 1,000 feet area of the proposed
In the "Draft".of the report, the
prapo cl H.DLA,.inlude-s "*'gbi,.
merged state lands in about 3.0
to 6.0 feet of water." The average
depth is about 4.0 feet and depth

October 18-Physical Therapy
Celebration at GCCC..The physi-
cal therapist assistant classes at
Gulf Coast Community College
will present "Move It!," a celebra-
tion of physical therapy month,
on October 18, 2000 from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. in the breezeway at the
Student Union building on
October is designated each year
as National Physical Therapy
Month. Therapy clinics and edu-
cational programs sponsor events
to eucate the public about physi-
cal therapy. The Gulf Coast Com-
munity College physical therapist
assistant students plan to share
with other students, GCCC fac-
ulty and staff, as well as the gen-
eral public. "

contours are relatively uniform.
The tidal conditions at the time
of the surveys were considered
normal. Tidal range for Alligator
Harbor is 3.0 feet. According to
the report, "Circulation within the
system is both tidal and wind
driven. The nearest inlet is the
mouth of Alligator Harbor. Sub-
strate is composed primarily of
sand, sand-mud mixtures. There
were no prominent submerged
features observed."
The density of seagrasses on the
proposed HDLA site, according to
the Draft Report, "was determined
by visual observation by Big Bend
Aquatic Preserve and Division of
Aquaculture personnel. Divers,
swimming and wading across the
site determined the presence or
absence of seagrass. Seagrasses
were considered to be absent or
sparse in the areas that were
identified within the potential
According to David C. Heil in the
Division of Aquaculture of the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, "Waters
must be classified for aquacul-
ture. The process of classification
of those waters, including water
quality, is now underway."
A Public Workshop was held re-
cently at the Volunteer Fire De-
partmeit'ii-nAlligator Point, on
"Reclassilication of the Alligator
.Harbor. shellfish harvesting area
(#18) for the Harvest of Oysters,
Clams and Mussels."

October 19-Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce Monthly
Board Meeting-Chamber office,
7:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:45 p.m.
Come join us. Phone
October 20-The 38th Bay An-
nual Art show, Visual Arts Cen-
ter of Northwest Florida, 19 East
4th Street, Panama City, FL
32401. Phone 850-769-4451.
Looking for artists interested in
participating. Artists must be at
least 18 years old, residing in one
of the 16 Northwest Florida Coun-
ties. Entries must be original (no
copies), no more than 3 years old.
Goldsmith Designer Jewelers has

Continued on Page 11

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date ol this Notice 08/16/00 Invoice No. 6063
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Proze Color Black
Ta NoDIOZLY ear 1994 staeTX vin Nio. IZULT22B6R5156331
To Owner. David Curtis Padgett To Lien Holder: American Gen Auto Financer
105 N. Cormellie P.O. Box 5002W
Eastlland TX 76448 Fililid, IN 46074

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
07/07/00 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above.date of notice in the amount
$ 226.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 15.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor: that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 09/18/00 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
li uil., and take possession of the.said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dale of this Notice 08/17/00 Invoice No. 700
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Pickup Color Red
TagNo Year 1979 StateFL vinNo. F14BUFADI65
To owner: Donald Yarborugh To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 278 i
Carrabelle, FL 32322

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
08/17/00 at the request of FSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the'above date of notice in the amount
$ 106.00 plus storage charges occtiring at the rate of$ 15.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 09/21/00 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 461 HWY 98 EASTPOINT. FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address beloy and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

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The Franklin Chronicle

The Franklin Chronicle


13 October 2000 Page 3



W HEREAS. Dr. Shakra Junejo has provided outstanding leadership to
Franklin County as Community Health Administrator, and
\\ HEREAS. She has been instrumental in the development of community
health coalitions in Franklin County and the surrounding areas, and
\ IHEREAS. Dr. Junejo was successful in obtaining State funding for a new
health facility, childcare services and thereby obtaining additional employment
opportunities for local residents, and
WVHEREAS, The Franklin County Public Health Unit has obtained a higher
level of accountability and efficiency under the direct supervision of Dr. Junejo, and
W\HEREAS, she is recognized by her peers for her superior managerial skills
and abilities, and
NWHEREAS. Dr. Junejo is affectionately called "Dr. J" and is highly
respected and admired by clients, (both young and old), staff, and colleges for her
medical expertise given with warmth and care,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that they recognize Dr. Junejo during
Child Health Month for her contribution, devotion and outstanding leadership to
the Franklin County community.
This Resolution adopted by the FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS this 3rd day of October, 2000.

BY: (aic c It, IcL
Clarence W illiams. Chairman

lenill \W ande. Clerk

Bay St. George Care Center
P.O. Box 589 EASTPOINT, FL 32328 PHONE (850) 670-8571

September 28,2000
Dear Chronicle Readers:
Living in a small community such as this has many benefits. One
benefit is that our community has always been very supportive of
those in need. I feel very fortunate and blessed to live in such an area
as this.
There is a great need for some clothing and personal effects for some
of the residents at Bay St George. Please understand that any contri-
bution you give is for the RESIDENT(S), not Bay St George. There is a
special account that keeps residents funds separate from facility funds.
With this money, residents buy clothing, shoes & other personal items.
Unfortunately, we have several residents who either have no finances
for such items and/or family for support of such. These residents
depend solely on donations. Many of these residents require specialty
clothing not generally available by way of donation, which is the pur-
pose of my letter.
Staff members at Bay St George have been very supportive and have
purchasedclothing or donated money for clothing, but the need has
outgrown our, staff. I:ask that you consider making a contribution lto
help cover these expenses for these residents. Again, the money will
be assigned to a RESIDENT. As Social Service Designee, I do most of
the shopping for the residents and you have my personal promise
that any contribution you make will be used for the resident's pur-
pose only. The residents' funds are monitored closely by the State
and are subject to an audit at least once yearly, so these funds will be
available for inspection by the state and other applicable agencies. If
you have any questions, please feel free to call me or stop by the
facility, Any contribution will help. I appreciate your support
Ginger S. Coulter
Social Services Designee,
Publisher's Note: Please send your contribution directly to Ms.
Coulter at Bay St. George Care Center.

W, Phone: 850-927-2186
o 850-385-4003 (TALLAHASSEE)
'on Facsimile 850-385-0830

Vol. 9, No. 21

Did You Ever Wonder:Why There Are So
Many Commercials O' Today's Radio And Apalachicola
Television Stations, And Cable Outlets? High School

Note: Clarence C. Dill was one of the two principal authors of the
1927 Radio Act. Congress was in a turmoil trying to fashion regu-
lation of the new radio medium in the late 1920s. Indeed, many
radio stations wanted some sort of regulation, at least on techni-
cal grounds, because so many stations were changing frequen-
cies, and interference among stations on the same frequencies
and adjacent frequencies was severe. Dill and Representative
White worked diligently on the first radio regulation to help orga-
nize the radio medium. Their drafted legislation, passed in 1927,
was the basis for a major revision in the Communications Act of
1933, establishing the Federal Communications Commission, still
existing today, with headquarters in Washington, D. C.
The publisher contacted Mr. Dill in 1968 to ask about the subject
of a masters thesis, but instead received advice from this giant in
broadcasting regulation. Much of what he says about the im-
plication of very high prices in the "trading" of radio, TV and
cable systems is still true today. The millions of dollars "in-
vested" into broadcast frequencies, or "position" on cable
systems conditions the vast need for advertising to pay off
those "investments".
Who pays for this? We all do, by watching the seven to 12 com-
mercials at frequent breaks in programming.
In fact, the programs attract us to the commercials, so the real
audience for broadcasting is not the public, but the advertising
industry, who count noses by demographics (not numbers).

September 11, 1968
... I am more concerned today about the failure of the Commission
under the FCC Act to protect the American people against the com-
mercialization of the use of radio and television frequencies. It seems
today they have completely failed to place the proper interpretation
on the words "public interest." Theyshould have stopped these sales
of radio station frequencies for such vast sums, running as high as
$15,000,000 and $20,000,000, which make necessary the indefen-
sible amount of advertising over-the radio and television stations on
any other basis. If the Commission does nothing else., it might re-
duce the number of frequencies for commercial use and increase the
number for education and non-profit stations, and then Congress
could lay a tax on all radio station equipment and even radio and
television sets and use the money to give the American people free
services without afflicting them with such tremendous amounts of
advertising. Of course, it is too late in life for me to take any part in
such a fight, but I hope the people will raise such a howl against this
practice that the Congressmen and Senators will compel the Com-
mission to allocate radio frequencies to be used in the "public inter-
est" rather then in the interest of private profiteers.
You didn't ask me for these opinions, but they are what concerns me
With best wishes, I am,
Sincerely yours,"

Chronicle Contributing Writer Has Play

Based On John Gorrie's Life

Chronicle Contributing Writer
Tom Campbell has written a play
in six scenes, based on the life of
John Gorrie, M.D., who lived in
Apalachicola from about 1830 to
1855. John Gorrie was the inven-
tor of the ice machine and the fa-
ther of modern air conditioning.
The working title of Campbell's
play is "Ice Man."
Campbell said he has given a copy
of the play to Cleo and Rex
Partington of the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola so they could read
it. "Hopefully," said Campbell,
"the Partingtons will find the play
interesting and might want to get
a group of actors together in or-
der to read it out loud. A play
needs to be heard and that would

be very helpful in developing it
He continued, "John Gorrie was
a fascinating man and in many
ways was ahead of his time. Not
only was he a physician and in-
ventor, but he was also at one time
the Mayor of Apalachicola."
Campbell said he hopes the
Partingtons will find the play in-
teresting enough to try to find
some local people in Franklin
County who are interested in the
reading of the play. "If anyone in
the county is interested," he said,
"please give the Partingtons a call
at 850-653-3200." There are parts.
for five men and five women, plus
a part for a seventeen-year-old
man and a twelve-year-old girl.

October 13, 2000

Publisher ... Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors ........................................ Tom Campbell
............ Susan Gunn
............ Barbara Revell
........... Rene Topping
............ Jean Collins
............ Jimmy Elliott

Sales ...................... ............................ Jean C ollins
............ Tom W. Hoffer
............ Diane Beauvais Dyal

Advertising Design
and Production Artist............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate ............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ...................... .................... Tom Cam pbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein ......................................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping .......................................... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ............................................... C arrabelle
David Butler ......................................... Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ..................... Eastpoint'
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................... Eastpoint
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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Sandy Madsen Lectures on the model of the Gorrie
Museum's replica of the ice machine.


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Scholarships are far too numer-
ous to be listed or explained in
any columns in the local paper.
Students will find they do not
meet the criteria of some. Schools
are often notified late of the pos-
sibility of a scholarship. It is in
the best interest of students to
conduct independent searches for
their money for college.
Apalachicola High School seniors
should begin their independent
searches for scholarships using
the World Wide Web and other
sources. Students may use any
computer search engine and type
in the word "SCHOLARSHIP" and
will be amazed at the number and
variety of scholarships that are
out there to be distributed. Addi-
tionally, there are many websites
who specialize in matching stu-
dents with scholarships. Two ex-
Samples are fastweb.com and
anycollege.net. For those students
who do not have access to a com-
puter at home, each teacher in the
high school has Internet access,
as does the media center and the
guidance office. Those computers
can be utilized for scholarship
searches with the permission of
the teacher.
There are so many scholarships
available that it is impossible to
compile a list of them. Many in-
dustries give scholarships to the
children of their employees. Civic
clubs also honor the children of
their members. Colleges offer
grants, loans, work programs,
and private scholarships that are
available only at a particular col-
lege. Once a student has decided
where they are going to' attend
college, it is imperative that they,
contact the financial aid office to
determine if they may be eligible
for any private scholarships.
This week seniors at Apalachicola
High School received information
about the John F. Gaines Schol-
arship and the National Alliance
for Scholastic Achievement Schol-
arship as well as an essay con-
test being sponsored by the Tal-
lahassee Association of Insurance
and Financial Advisors,
The John F. Gaines Scholarship
is administered by the Florida
Association of District School Su-
erintendents. This year six
1000 scholarships will:be
awarded to public high school
seniors who plan to 'obtain a de-
gree in education and who plan
to work in pre-K through twelfth
grade after graduation. Students
must have a cumulative grade
point average of 3.25. The post-
mark. deadline for the Gaines
Scholarship is November 20,
Seniors who plan to attend a
four-year academic college or uni-
versity who have a 2.75 cumula-
tive grade pointaverage received
applications for the National Al-
liance for Scholastic Achieve-
ment Scholarship Program. This
program awards five scholarships
annually. The award amounts
range from $2,000 to $15,000 for
the four-year college period. The
application, essay, letter of recom-
mendation and supporting docu-
mentation mist be postmarked
by March 5, 2001. There is an
application fee associated with
this program.
The, third scholarship distributed
to seniors at Apalachicola High
School was from the Tallahassee
Association of Insurance and Fi-
nancial Advisors. This essay con-
test is open to any college bound
high school senior graduating this
spring. Students are required to
write an essay of not more than
1000 words on an identified topic
and mail the, essay before March
1, 2001. The winning essay will
be published in TAIFA Matters
and the winning student will be
awarded a check for $1000,00 at
an awards luncheon in Tallahas-
see in May.
Information was received by the
Guidance Office in regards to the
Southern Scholarship Founda-
tion. This foundation offers a
work-scholarship program

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whereby students share in main-
taining a household. Students
who are awarded scholarships are
provided rent-free housing in one
of the foundation's scholarship
houses located adjacent to FSU,
UF, Bethune-Cookman, and
FAMU. No cash scholarships are
awarded but it is estimated that
a student who lives in scholarship
houses saves over $6,000 each
year on room and board.
Finally, a quick reminder of dead-
lines or scholarships already dis-
U.S. Senate Youth Program-
must be received in Tallahassee
by October 16, 2000,
Coca-Cola Scholars Program-
postmark by October 31,2000.
IPrudential Spirit of Community
Awards-postmarked by Novem-
ber 7, 2000,
Principal's Leadership Award-
must be turned in to the Guid-
ance Office by November.17,
Toyota Community Scholars
Program-to Guidance Office by
November 17, 2000.
Parents, please encourage your
students to seek whatever av-
enues are available as they begin
to search for dollars for college.
The staff of Apalachicola High
School's Guidance Department
will be happy to assist in what-
ever way possible. Contact them
at 653-8811 with questions, con-
cerns, or comments.

Sponsor Yard
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For the past twelve years the
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to support its rapidly growing con-
gregation. This year's event will be
held on Saturday. October 14,
from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Church is located at 201 E.
Gulf Beach Drive on St. George
Island. Chairmen Billy and Sheila
Isaacs report a semi-truck trailer
fall of donated merchandise will
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Among the more unusual items
donated are two boats (a 20 ft
Wellcraft and a 15 ft. Sunskiff)
with trailers, a 1988 Buick sedan,
and a gas-powered golf cart. A
large quantity of fitness equip-
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and bedding, office furniture, ap-
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dryer, a 600 ft. section of carpet
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children's toys, a wicker loveseat,
living room chairs, a microwave
cart, clothing, household items
and much more.
This year's fundraiser is desig-
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fund. Our' community tradition-
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The Franklin Chronicle

"I informed Mr. Taylor I did not want him to represent me at the
sentencing Hearing, I would obtain new counsel." Ms. Molsbee also
complained that she had asked her attorney to hire a Medicare con-
sultant to testify at trial but the attorney did not furnish a name or
fee. She added, "...I wanted witnesses (more than seven) to testify in
my behalf but my attorney refused to let them testify."
"I had expected to testify and was prepared to testify at the trial but
one week or more into the trial (approximately Wednesday, July 13,
2000) my attorney advised me not to testify and if I did I would have
to serve more than one year longer in jail if found guilty."

The Pre-Sentencing Report
Six days before sentencing (September 22nd) Defendant Brenda M.
Molsbee had strenuously objected to certain paragraphs contained
in a document called a "Pre-Sentencing Report" (PSR) dealing with
alleged amounts of money owed. The original of the PSR was released
to the Defendants and their counsel on August 26th, and an adden-
dum was provided to counsel on or about September 14th. Broadly
speaking, Molsbee objected to the total amounts of monies allegedly
owed under the "scheme to defraud Medicare" and as to the amount
due to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). The motion, in part, con-
tained this language:
"21. The Defendant wishes to raise specific objections
to the dollar figures both as to the amount of fraud and
losses thatimpact restitution. However, the financial ex-
pert retained by the Defendant and her co-defendant has
not completed his evaluation and review, and counsel
cannot address with more specificity the above-referenced
objections at this juncture. By separate motion a con-
tinuance has been requested for the sentencing in order
to complete the financial evaluations and provide a more
fact-specifit set of objections to the PSR..."

Attorney Clyde Taylor (left) and Brenda Molsbee (right),
file photo.
On September 20th, Mr. Clyde Taylor; attorney for Ms. Molsbee, had
filed a motion for continuance. That motion more fully explained the
situation to Judge Hinkle, and is quoted in part here. The motion
asked "for a continuance of sixty days."
"...There are a number of issues that have not been re-
solved in this case dealing with substantial sentencing
issues. Included therein is the matter of the amount of
fraud, the loss and restitution..."
"...The defendant along with her co-defendant, has re-
tained the services of Roger Eitner, an expert in the field
of Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting."
"Mr. Eitner is going through the files and the documents
at the F.B.I. in order to assist in responding to the PSR
as to the amount of the fraud, the loss, and the restitu-
tion in this case."
3. To date it would appear, notwithstanding the
government's position to the contrary, that Aetna did not
lose one dime based upon the 1993 fiscal year, insofar as
Wellsprings and the defendants were concerned. Along
those same lines, it is obvious that similar issues exist
as tp the 1995 fiscal year.
4. The Defendant's expert ha s advised counsel that he
needs to return to St. Petersburg and meet with Aetna
officials, in conjunction with his findings earlier this week.
on the issue of the amount of fraud, the loss, and the
restitution, as well as other matters that are at issue in
the individual cost reporting years of 1993, 1994, and
5. Further, the Defendant has been advised that her ex-
pert cannot be available on the currently scheduled sen-
tencing date of September 28th due to other cpmmit-
6. The Defendant has been trying to complete financial
reports for probation in conjunction with the PSR in this
case. It is obvious, from a review of the records and the
questionnaire that professional assistance is going to be
needed. The undersigned attorney is attempting to re-
tairn the services of Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox on be-
half of Defendant Molsbee. In the event the firm can be
retained, they will need additional time within which to
complete review and reporting of the financial records.
These matters impact the issue of restitution.
The prosecutor, Randall Hensel, advised the defense counsel that he
opposed any continuance of sentencing in the case. Attorney Taylor
also advised that the Molsbee motion "joins and concurs in the Mo-
tion for Continuance filed by Co-Defendant Maxie G. Carroll.".
The motion filed on September 20th, concluded with this language:
"9. This case was a very complex and involved one, with
more than 100,000 documents, numerous trial exhibits,
and a trial that took some nine days to complete. Nor-
mally a seventy-day window following a plea or convic-
tipn is adequate time to prepare for sentencing, but not
so in this case. The Defendant submits this is an un-
usual case, and the request for additional time for sen-
tencing is made in good faith, not for purposes of delay,
and is necessary for the rights of the Defendant in this
10. The government will not be prejudiced by a reason-
able continuance in this cause.
WHEREFORE, for the grounds stated hereinabove, the
Defendant, BRENDA M. MOLSBEE, respectfully requests
a continuance of the sentencing in this cause for sixty
(60)' days.
Respectfully submitted this 20th day of September, 2000."
Defendant Maxie Carroll, one day earlier, on September 19th, filed
her motion for continuing sentencing through her attorney George
In the opening of this first motion, Defendant Carroll pointed out that
she faced a guideline sentence of 57-71 months in jail and restitution
in the amount of $1,604,000. The motion stated, in part:

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"2. The Defendant contends that there are substantial
issues that may affect the appropriate guidelines calcu-
lation, and/or where the Defendant should fall within
the applicable guideline or whether there is a basis for a
downward departure from the sentencing guidelines.
Among these matters is the Defendant's physical health.
The Defendant is suffering from a deteriorating bladder/
kidney problem, for which:her personal physician has
recently referred her for surgical evaluation. The earliest
that evaluation could be scheduled was September 26,
2000. Whether the Defendant will be told on that date or
a later date (after test results are received) that she needs
surgery and/or her prognosis is not clear to undersigned
counsel. In any event, it is clear that it would be impos-
sible for counsel to have a medical report and/or testi-
mony available for the Defendant's sentencing two days
The motion continued,
"3. The defendant is the primary caretaker for her elderly
mother, Marie Karpinsky. In order to establish the cur-
rent and projected care needs of the defendant's mother
undersigned counsel arranged for a forensic/geriatric
evaluation. Counsel has received a verbal report from
the examining doctor indicating that Ms. Karpinsky's
condition is dire. However, counsel has not as yet re-
ceived a Written report to substantiate this matter.
4. Restitution will be a significant issue at sentencing,
and as a result the Defendarit;s financial.status is of great
importance. Although the Defendant has been pulling
together necessary information for counsel for the past
several weeks, the information provided is simply inad-
equate to prepare a reliable financial assessment of the
Defendant's position. It appears that this financial infor-
mation will have to be prepared directly by undersigned
counsel or an accountant. The Defendant has made a
good faith effort to complete the financial package given
to her by the probation'officer, however, undersigned
counsel has reviewed it and finds it to be completely in-
sufficient despite her best efforts."
In regard to possible restitution to be paid by the defendants, it is
now clear the defendants took issue with conclusions drawn in the
pre-sentencing report, i.e. that the fraud amount is not to become
the restitution amount.
The motion explained the defendant's position.
5. The Pre- Sentence Report contends that the restitu-
tion involved in this case is $1.6 million. The same amount
that the government contends is the amount of fraud
involved. The Defendant contends that, accepting ar-
guendo that the fraud amount is $1.6 million, that does
not automatically become the restitution amount. As the
Court is aware from trial testimony, cost reports were
filed at the end of the fiscal year, and do not necessarily
correlate to the actual payments made during that fiscal
year. Additionally, as a result of audit activities, the Medi-
care intermediary, Aetna, early on disallowed some of
the alleged fraudulent expenses and recouped them by
withholding payments that were made to the Defendants.
Thus, while these expenses may properly be included in
the alleged fraud amount, they should not be included in
the restitution amount. The difficulty comes in deter-
mining what amounts were actually paid to the Defen-
dants, and what portions thereof were otherwise recouped
by Aetna. To this end, the Defendant has employed a
specialist to review the records and that review is pres-
ently underway. However, that analysis cannot be com-
pleted by September 28th and the expert witness would
not be available to testify on September 28th.
"6. The defendant is endeavoring to find a means by which
to make a substantial effort towards immediate contri-
bution towards restitution in this cause. To this end,
undersigned counsel has conferred with Assistant U.S.
Attorney Randall J. Hensel regarding possible asset liq-
uidation methodologies that would allow for maximum
value recovery while protecting the government's inter-
ests. However, this effort is complicated by the defendant's
currently incomplete financial data and the government's
inability at present to advise counsel whether the IRS or
the Health Care Financing Agency (HCFA) takes priority
in restitution and whether IRS civil collections intends to
t file liens against the defendant's assets (which would
basically defeat the defendant's efforts and deprive HCFA
of a source of recovery). Hopefully, given more time these
matters can be resolved to the best interest of all parties.
7. Undersigned counsel has discussed this matter with
Clyde M. Taylor, Jr., counsel for co-defendant, Brenda
Molsbee, and represents that Mr. Taylor concurs in this
motion and will be filing a similar motion on behalf of
Ms. Molsbee.
8. Undersigned counsel has conferred with Assistant U.S.
Attorney Randall J. Hensel, and he opposes this motion..."

First Motions For Continuance Denied
On September 21st and later on September 25th, Judge Hinkle de-
nied both defendants motion for continuance in sentencing, Ms. Carroll
and Ms. Molsbee respectfully.
In his order signed September 25th, Judge Hinkle said in a note ap-
pended to his order,
SNone of the grounds cited by defendant constitute good
cause for a continuance. Although defendant indicates
her expert has "other commitments" on the scheduled
date, she gives no indication of the nature of those com-

31 July 2000

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25 September 2000

28 September 2000

28 September 2000

28 September 2000

29 September

Government objects to the pre-sentence
report in which the Federal prosecutor
requests the court to withhold reducing
points for acceptance of responsibility.
Prosecutor Randall Hensel Advises the Court of
Defendant Novak's "Substantial" Assistance
Defendant Brenda Molsbee requests more time to
reply to the pre-sentencing report.
Defendant Maxie G. Carroll move to continue
sentencing now scheduled for 28 September.
Judge Hinkle denies M. Carroll motion for
sentencing defering the decision to the 28 Sept.
Defendant Molsbee, joining with Carroll. moves
court to continue sentencing for 60 days citing
problems involving Medicare consultant.
Brenda Molsbee files her objections to several
paragraphs in the pre-sentencing report.
Judge Hinkle denies motion for sentencing
continuance on behalf of Brenda Molsbee.
Defendant Maxie G. Carroll files motion for
downward departure from sentencing guidelines.
Defendant Molsbee files second motion for
continuance of sentencing in order to complete a
Medicare consultant's report and hire a new
Defendant Maxie G. Carroll asks the court for a
continuance in sentencing in,order to complete
the Medicare consultant'sreport and to obtain a
new attorney.
Defendant Tom Novak sentenced to 30 months
imprisonment to start no later than 2 p.m.,
8 January 2001.
Restitution hearing scheduled for Thomas Novak.
December 15, 2000 at 9 a.m.

Defendants Molsbee and Carroll participated in
conference with Judge Hinkle, and their new
attorneys. Their hearing on sentencing is
December 15, 2000 at 9 a.m.

Tom Novak Sentenced To 30

Months Incarceration; Probation

On September 29th, over a 35-minute period, Thomas Novak was
sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Robert L. Hinkle to 30
months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for his Guilty plea in the
Wellspring Home Health Care, Medicare fraud case.
Novak had pleaded Guilty to Medicare fraud charges before the trial
of two other accused, Nita (Brenda) M. Molsbee (Carrabelle) and Maxie
SG. Carroll (Eastpoint), who remain to be sentenced.
In Novak's sentence, upon release from his term of imprisonment, he
will be under a supervised probation for a period of three years. Novak
will go before Judge Hinkle for a restitution hearing on December
15th at 9:00 am in the Federal Courthouse (Tallahassee) His attorney
Is William Clark. The defendant is free on bond.
While the defendant Novak was advised by Judge Hinkle of his right
to appeal, Novak did NOT request that the Clerk of Court file* a notice
of appeal in his behalf.
The Pre-sentencing report was actually completed by the Federal Pro-"
bation Officer before Mr. Novak testified at trial. In that report, which
is unavailable to the public, (paragraph 85) there was a reference
"that defendants (Novak)should receive a reduction of three points
for acceptance of responsibility. The government has reservations
about whether defendant is entitled to reduction. The Government's
objection to the PSR continued,
While there are legal distinctions in law between "knowing and will-
ful" in contrast to "negligence" the language drafted below by the
Federal Prosecutor is curiously ambiguous.
"...Paragraph 85 of the pre-sentence indicates that de-
fendant should receive a reduction of three points for
acceptance of responsibility. The government has reser-
vations about whether defendant is entitled to a reduc-
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mitments. The expert apparently accepted this employ-
ment knowing of the date of the scheduled sentencing.
Nonetheless, if he indeed has other commitments of a
nature that would warrant the rescheduling of a sen-
tencing on appropriate motion showing the nature of the
conflict and made after clearing dates with the clerk and
opposing counsel, the sentencing could be moved by a
few days one way or the other. The sentencing will not be
moved other than for significant and unavoidable con-
flict and will in no event be moved more than a few days.
In the denial of the continuance on behalf of Ms. Carroll, the Judge
"(the motion) ... is DENIED without prejudice to a motion
(which may be made in writing or orally at the sentenc-
ing hearing), if good cause is shown, to defer for not more
than 90 days the determination of the amount of restitu-
tion, in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3664(d)(5)."

Chronology of the Sentencing Process

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Second Circuit

Court Report

September 18, 2000
The Honorable Judge F. E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ethan Way
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger


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

Becton, Prince A.: Charged with throwing a deadly missile and resisting of-
ficer with violence. According to the probable cause allegedly the following
occurred: On July 31, 2000, an officer observed the defendant standing at
the intersection of 12th St. and Avenue J. The officer observed the defendant
throw a bottle at the patrol car which hit the car. When the officer stopped the
car. the defendant fled. 20 minutes later the officer saw the defendant stand-
ing in the intersection of 9th and Avenue J. The officer stopped and the defen-
dant attempted to flee again but fell over a table. When the officer caught him
the defendant struck the officer in the knee. Defendant was arrested and
transported to jail. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty 'and pretrial
conference set for October 16. 2000.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray: Charged with possession of controlled substance,
possession of cannabis and willful and wanton reckless driving. According to
the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On August 6, 2000, an
officer was in the IGA parking lot in Carrabelle when he observed the defen-
Sdant leaving the parking lot spinning his tires. The officer stopped the defen-
dant at the E-Z Serve store -two blocks away. In the process of arresting the
defendant the officer found a plastic box that was exposed under the driver's
seat. When the officer opened the box he found a bag of cannabis. The defen-
dant was placed under arrest.. Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Chandler, John Wesley: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm According to the probable, cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On May 27, 2000, Shane Hare was stabbed in the parking lot of the Rancho
Inn in Apalachicola. He was transported to Weem's Hospital and the Apalachi-
cola Police Department was notified. An officer was dispatched to the hospi-
tal. No arrest was made at that time. On July 20, 2000, Ladona Chandler
went to the Franklin County Sheriffs Department and provided a sworn state-
ment that she and the defendant met the Hare at Charlie's Lounge in East-
point. They gave him a ride to the Rancho Inn and the victim and defendant
got out of the car. Mrs. Chandler stated that it appeared that the defendant
and the victim were fighting. When the defendant got back inside the car the
defendant told her that he had stabbed Hare. Mrs. Chandler stated she did
not report it sooner because she was afraid of the defendant. She stated that
the defendant said he would kill her and her family if she told anyone about
the stabbing. On July 21, 2000, the victim provided the Sheriffs Office with a
sworn statement that confirmed Mrs. Chandler's statement. Arraignment con-
tinued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.

Novak Sentenced from Page 4

tion. The concern is based upon the testimony given by
defendant at the trial of his co-defendants, Maxie Carroll
and Brenda "Nita" Molsbee. It should be noted that the
pre-sentence report was prepared before defendant tes-
Defendant was questioned about his role' in preparing
cost reports and his reasons for including certain items
as part of Wellsprings' expenses. His testimony appeared
to minimize his criminal knowledge in preparing the re-
ports, suggesting that his actions were negligent, as op-
posed to knowing and willful. Counsel doubts whether
his trial version of "the facts" would have supported his
plea of guilty.
WHEREFORE, for the reasons stated above, the govern-
ment requests this Honorable Court to consider with-
holding. a reduction for acceptance of responsibility."

Mr. Novak faced a prison term of five.years for the crimes he admitted
to in his GUILTY plea. The pre-sentence report had "formulated" 27-33
months imprisonment, considerably less than five years. The report
traced the background of Novak's involvement and may be useful to
the reader now, as a review of events leading to his sentencing.
"... 2. The charges against the defendant arose as a re-
sult ofhis employment bv his co-defendants Nita Molsbee
and Maxie Carroll, as a bookkeeper/accountant in the
operation of their home healthcare agency known as
Wellsprings Home Health Care, Inc., which operated at
several locations in the Northwest Florida panhandle. The
defendant did bookkeeping and accounting work for his
co-defendants and their agency including the prepara-
tion of cost reports submitted to justify Medicare reim-
bursements for nursing visits to homebound patients
served by Wellsprings along with the preparation of both
personal and corporate tax returns for the co-defendants.
3. The fraudulent cost reports prepared by the defen-
dant, based on information provided to him by his
co-defendants, resulted in inflated reimbursements re-
ceived by his codefendants through their company and
the resulting submission of tax returns, both corporate
and personal by his co-defendants which he prepared
containing false and fraudulent entries.
4. The defendant, THOMAS NOVAK, has continuously
cooperated with law enforcement agents conducting an
investigation into the activities of his co-defendants from
his original contact by them in 1996 through the entry of.
his plea to Count One of the instant indictment through
and including his testimony in his co-defendants' trial in
July 2000, before U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in
Tallahassee, Florida District Court.
5. Defendant, THOMAS NOVAK, testified as a govern-
ment witness in the trial of-his co-defendants establish-
ing through his testimony his preparation of cost reports
submitted on behalf of his co-defendants' company, Well-
springs, to Aetna, the Medicare intermediary, justifying
the Medicare payments received for visits provided by
Wellsprings employees to. homebound patients. Defen-
dant, THOMAS NOVAK, provided crucial testimony es-
tablishing the link between the information included on
those cost reports which government evidence established
was fraudulent, false, and inflated and the source of that
information, i.e., the defendants. Defendant, THOMAS
NOVAK, also provided crucial testimony regarding the
establishment and the use by the defendants of related
companies supplying services or goods to Wellsprings at
a profit in violation of Medicare rules and regulations
including MC Magic Maintenance, Island View Enter-
prises, and Panhandle Medical Supply. Defendant, THO-
MAS NOVAK, also supplied critical information regard-
ing the tax returns he prepared, both corporate and in-
dividual, on behalf of his co-defendants including the
fraudulent information reflected therein, again supplied
to him by the co-defendants.
6. However, although the defendant, THOMAS NOVAK,
did provide crucial testimony to the government in a trial
of his co-defendants, the government in fairness must
advise the court that defendant NOVAK's testimony at
times appeared to.minimize his criminal knowledge in
preparing the false and fraudulent cost reports, suggest-
ing that his actions were negligent, as opposed to know-
ing and willful. The government relies on the trial court's
assessment of defendant Novak's testimony in the trial
over which it presided.
7. Nonetheless, the defendant did cooperate with law en-
forcement both prior to and following his entry of a plea
of guilty of the single count of the indictment and he
subsequently appeared as requested at pretrial interviews
and did testify in the trial of his co-defendants as out-
lined above. The cooperation and testimony he provided
in total was substantial in the opinion of the undersigned.
WHEREFORE, the government respectfully moves the
court to take into account defendant THOMAS NOVAK's
substantial assistance in the investigation and prosecu-
tion of others and to impose a sentence at the court's
discretion below that required by law, pursuant to the
provisions of and Section 5KI. 1 of the Federal Sentenc-
ing Guidelines.
Respectfully submitted,
United States Attorney
Assistant U.S. Attorney

Chester, Joseph Leonard: Charged with driving while license suspended/
felony. According to a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation the following allegedly
occurred: On September 7, 2000, the defendant was charged with the stated
offense. Arraignment continued until October 16. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Gloner, David Allen: Charged with dealing in stolen property and burglary of
a dwelling. Arraignment continued until October 16. 2000. Attorney Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Jackson, Kenneth R.: Charged with grand theft. The defendant entered a
lea of not guilty. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to two years pro-
ation, to include payment of $300 in court costs and completion of level 6
Juvenile Program. Restitution to be determined. Also charged with petit theft.
The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. He was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to 53 days in jail with credit or 53 days served. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Jones, Laura E.: Charged with forgery. Defendant was arrested on an out-
standing warrant. According to the probable cause report the following alleg-
edly occurred: On December 10, 1999, a person from Gulf State Bank re-
ported that she had a forged and uttered check which bad been drawn on Mr.
John Matthews' account. The check had been made out to the defendant for
$300 and "signed" by the victim. The victim filed an affidavit of forgery attest-
ing that the signature on the check was a forgery and not his. A teller at the
bank stated that the defendant came by the bank on December 7. 1999. and
cashed the check. The teller said that she later compared the signature on the
check with the victim's check cashing card and noticed that the two signa-
tures were different. Another teller at the bank said she was present when the
defendant cashed the check. A public defender was appointed and arraign-
ment continued until October 16, 2000.
Joyner, John E.: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 243
2000, an officer was dispatched to the E-Z Serve Store in Carrabelle in refer-
ence to a battery. Thomas Tolsin told the officer that the defendant hit him on
the arm with a hammer. Tolsin said that they had an argument over some
money that the defendant owed him. Tolsin signed a sworn statement. The
defendant told the officer that Tolsin came to his house wanting money to buy
some crack cocaine. The defendant further stated that the wound on Tolsin's
arm was caused by a fiberglass bathtub that they were moving. Arraignment
continued until October 16, 2000.
Lee, Carmina L.: Charged with burglary of a structure while armed. Accord-
ing to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: Jim Lemmond re-
ported that his apartment was forcibly entered on August 4 at approximately
10:45 PM.by two masked males. The victim stated that he and his girlfriend
were held at gunpoint and the attackers demanded his money. The victim
said he told them he did not have any money and one of the attackers ripped
the right rear pocket of his khaki shorts, taking approximately $1600 in cash.
The victim said he and his girlfriend were scared for their lives during the.
robbery. The victim stated he did not report the robbery the night it occurred
because there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. On August 5. 2000.
the victim decided to report the robbery. Deputies responded to the call and
the investigation began. The victim provided a statement that earlier on the
day of August 4, 2000, he and his girlfriend went to Tallahassee and was paid
$2,000 for a contracting job. He stated.that he paid an employee about $320
and spent about $40 in groceries. The victim said that the defendant and
Delonta Sanders came to his apartment. He said bp owed Sanders $200 which
he paid. The victim said he made a mistake of pulling out the cash from his
right rear pocket and that Sanders saw the rest of the cash, Sanders then left
the home. About an hour and a half later they heard a loud knock at the door
which got louder and more aggressive. The victim said before he got to the
door the door was kicked open and two masked subjects with'handguhs en-
tered. He said one subject grabbed him and put a gun to his head and one
grabbed his girlfriend and held her down at gunpoint and'demanded money.
The victim said the two subjects were cussing and screaming at them and
before he could give them the money his pocket was ripped and the money fell
to the floor. The victim recognized the attackers. Arraignment continued until
October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Matthews, Douglas: Charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and petit
theft. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty to both counts and was adju-
dicated guilty. He was sentenced to 48 months, probation with 22 months in
a residential drug rehabilitation center. He is to pay $300 in court costs, use
no drugs or illegalsubstances and random urinalysis. For the petit theft charge
he was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for 94 days.
MeMahon, Glenn Clark: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred,
On July 11, 2000, the victim, Marty Davis, was severely beaten in the Apalachi-
cola State Bank parking lot by several black males. He was again beaten later
in the evening near the intersection of MLK Boulevard and 9th St. During the
second beating witness observed the defendant throw a bulldog on the victim
as he lay helpless on the ground The victim was intoxicated, lad already
suffered a blow to the head from the earlier attack and was defenseless. The
defendant threw the bulldog on the victim twice in an attempt to get the dog to
bite him. A witness grabbed the bulldog. Arraignment continued -until Octo-
ber 16, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders.represented the defendant.
Melton, George L.: Charged with lewd :and lascivious molestation and bat-
tery Accorodng to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:

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SGrandparents had grand children visiting during the summer. During the
visit they stayed with friends. The defendant was also staying there. The vic-
tim stated that on or about June 10, 2000. she was lying on a couch in the
living room and her sister was in a recliner across from her. While the grand-
mother was taking a shower, the defendant sat beside the victim and ran his
hand under her shirt and touched her breasts. He then put his hand into her
shorts and touched her buttocks. The victim said she pretended to be asleep
because she was scared and did not know what to do. Several days later.
while at the beach, the defendant went into the water and wrapped his arms
around her waist and held her back against his stomach. According to the
victim the defendant whispered her name over and over. She later disclosed
both incidents and an investigation ensued. Arraignment continued until Oc-
tober 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Mount, Jim Cameron: Charged with DUI. According to the probable cause
the following allegedly occurred: On August 6. 2000, an officer observed a
vehicle swerving. The vehicle then went into the officer's lane, and the officer
had to run off the road to keep from being hit. The officer then turned on his
lights and siren and the vehicle kept going. After about a minute the defen-
dant pulled over. A subsequent breath test revealed an alcohol level of .204.
Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
represented the defendant.
Sanders, Delonta L.: Charged with burglary of a structure while armed. Please
see probable cause for Carmia Lee. Arraignment continued until October 16.
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
SSanders, Delonta, L.: Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent
to sell. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On August 10, 2000, the defendant was arrested on a warrant for armed
robbery. During the course of the interview he was discovered to have a plas-
tic pill bottle containing approximately 10 rocks which field-tested positive for
cocaine. The bottle and contents were forwarded to the FDLE lab for further
analysis. Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000.
Shiver, Henry Allen Eugene: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and petit
theft. Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sand-
ers represented the defendant.
Smith, Keisha Nicole: Charged with forgery and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. According to the probable cause the following allegedly
occurred: On January 18, 2000, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at 87
MPH in a 55 MPH zone.. When the officer requested to see the defendant's
driver's license she said she did not have it. The defendant then gave false
information and forged another person's signature on the traffic citation. Not
knowing the defendant was lying the officer released her with a minor traffic
ticket. A while after the incident the officer was contacted by Miss Shawdretta
Hawkins, who stated that her driver's license had been suspended because
her friend, the defendant -who lived with her in the past was using her iden-
tification. The officer wrote in the probable cause, "It is apparent that Ms
Smith knew her License was suspended, but she continues to violate the laws.
without considering who is suffering because of her illegal actions". Arraign-
ment continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Smith, Wendy Michele: Charged with 20 counts of illegally obtaining pre-
scription drugs and three counts of uttering a forged instrument. Arraign-
ment continued until October 16, 2000. Prosecuting Attorney is Adam Ruiz.
Suddeth, Glenn L. Jr.: Charged with. driving while license suspended. The
State dropped the charges. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
Williams, Clifford Quinton: Charged with exploitation of elderly. On August
8, 2000, a special agent with FDLE filedan affidavit for arrest warrant. Ac-
cording to the affidavit the following allegedly occurred: Since 1987 the defen-
dant was fraudulently receiving and cashing Raymond Bailey's State of Florida
retirement checks. During the investigation the victim provided sworn testi-
mony to the State Attorney's Office and stated that sometime in 1982 or 1983
the victim hired the defendant to provide caregiver services to him. The victim
paid the defendant $200 a month for the services such as grocery shopping.
banking, travel and food preparation. While employed by the victim, the de-
fendant was allowed to have exclusive access to the victim's household and
financial income by means of General Power of Attorney. The defendant worked
for the victim until some time in 1992. In 1987 the defendant assisted the
victim with the application for Social Security and State of Florida retirement.
Part of the process required the victim to receive an examination from a phy-
sician. The defendant transported the victim to the physician. While returning
home the defendant advised the victim that he would not be receiving a retire-
ment check. During the investigation the State Attorney's office subpoenaed
records from the State of Florida Division of Retirement and several financial
institutions. The evidence gathered showed that the Division of Retirement
had issued 90 checks between the dates of December 31, 1987, to the victim.
The checks totaled $20,263.50. Steiger was appointed to represent the defen-
dant who then entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference scheduled for
October 16, 2000.
Campbell, Michael: The defendant was adjudicated guilty for sexual battery
with a deadly weapon, burglary with assault therein, aggravated battery with

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a deadly weapon and aggravated assault witn a aeaaly weapon. The delen-
dant was sentenced to life in prison on the first two counts, fifteen years on
count three and five years on the fourth count.
Adamick, Darlene M.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. DUI and
possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The State dropped charges
and transferred the case to County Court. Attorney Barbara Sanders repre
sented the defendant.
Bass, Christopher Shondell: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to
elude and driving while license sentenced or revoked. The defendanJt advised
the court he would hire an attorney to represent him. Continued until Octo-
ber 16. 2000.
Charlton, Anders Devon: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession of cannabis. The State dropped the charges and the case
was transferred to County Court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Chase, Doris M.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. The defendant
entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge of resisting without violence.
She was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 143 days in jail and a civil judge-
ment of $295. Steiger represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence and battery. Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000
Croom, Derrick B.: Charged with sexual act with a child under 16. The de-
fendant entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge of false imprisonment.
He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 24 months of probation to include
payment of $300 in court costs and no contact with the victim. He was sen-
tenced to 429 days in jail with credit for 429 days served. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Davis, Kenneth Butler: Charged with possession of burglary tools and mo-
lesting a vending machine. Pretrial continued until November 20. 2000. Attomey
Douglas Gaidry represented the defendant.
Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of
drug paraphernalia. No action was taken on the first count. The defendant
entered a plea of no contest to the second count. He was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to 45 days in jail to be followed by two years of probation to
include: payment of $300 in court costs. $100 to FDLE. no use of drugs or
illegal substances and random testing. Defendant was given credit for one day
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony. The
State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Glass, John Leon: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until Novem-
ber 20. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Glass, Luther: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until October 16.
2000, Steiger represented the defendant.
Gloner, David Allen: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude and
grand theft of a motor vehicle. Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000. At-
torney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Gordon, James D.: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The State dropped the charges and case was transferred to County Court.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Harris, Lataska: Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell.
Pretrial continued until November 20, 2000. Steiger represented the defen-
Herndon, Olin Grimsley II: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle and
felony fleeing or attempting to elude. The defendant entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 24 months probation to
include no use of drugs or alcohol, payment of $300 in court costs, random
urinalysis. He was sentenced to 80 days in jail with credit for 80 days served.
Steiger represented the defendant. r
Hill, Travis Walker: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries and
driving while license suspended or revoked. Pretrial continued until October
16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
arrest with violence and sexual act with child under 16. The first two charges
were dropped and the defendant entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge
of battery on the third count. He was sentenced to 202 days in jail with credit
for 202 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lamberson, Jamie L.: Charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. The de-
fendant entered a plea bf no contest and was adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 71 days in jail with credit for time served. He also was sentenced to
24 months of probation to include 240. hours of community service and pay-
ment of $300. Steiger represented the defendant.
Massey, Michele: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting officer with
violence and petit theft. Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing stolen property. The defendant entered a
plea of no contest and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with
credit for 161 days served. Incarceration to be followed by 36 months of pro-
bation, payment of $300 court costs. Restitution to be determined. Attorney
Sanders represented the defendant.
Murray, James Jeffery: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until
October 16; 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Parramore, Bernard Floyd: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, Pretrial con-
tinued until November 20. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Penden, Arther L.: Charged with sexual activity with a minor, lewd and las-
civious assault or act and sexual activity with a. minor. Pretrial continued
until November 20, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Raffleld, Devin: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until October
16, 2000 Steiger represented the defendant.

Redding, Charles Robert: Charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious
injury and driving, under the influence with personal injury. Pretrial contin-
ued until November 20, 2000. Attorney Stephen Dobson II represented the
Satter, Albert, Jr.: Charged with four counts of sexual act with child under
16. Pretrial continued until November 20. 2000. Attorney Sanders represented
the defendant.
Tipton, Miriam: Charged with possession cannabis more than 20 grams.
Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Townsend, Rufus Eugene: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. Pre-
trial continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Kenneth L.: Charged with criminal mischief/third degree felony.
Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
The State dropped the charges. Attorney Sanders represented the defendant.
Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with fraudulent driver license. The defendant
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to
36 months probation to include payment of $300 in court costs. 300 hours of
community service and no driving without a valid driver's license.
Wilson, Elijah: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude, grand theft
of motor vehicle and violation of driver license law. The defendant entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to 24 months
in the youthful offender program, 36 months probation to include $300 court
costs, no use of alcohol or illegal drugs and random urinalysis. He was given
credit for 320 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wilson, Mark Edward: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly Weapon.
Pretrial. continued until November 20. 2000.
Fasbenner, Cindy D.: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. The defen-
dant admitted VOP and was adjudicated guilty. She was sentenced to 108
days with credit for 108 days served. She was sentenced to one year of Com-
munity Control and two years probation with all previous conditions reim-
posed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hayward, Warren L.: Charged with possession of crack cocaine. Arraignment
continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hutchins, Jennifer M.: Charged with eight counts of uttering a forged check..
Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the de-
Keith, Jason: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries. The de-
fendant admitted VOP and was found in violation. He was sentenced to 60
days in jail with credit for 37 days served. Probation was reinstated with all
prior conditions. Attorney Sanders represented the defendant.
Williams, Norman B.: Charged with two counts of burglary of a dwelling, two
counts of grand theft, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and
burglary of a structure. Arraignment continued until October 16, 2000.
Adkison, Stephanie D.: Charged with seven counts of uttering a forged check.
The defendant admitted VOP, was found in violation, adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail. Attorney Sanders represented the
Ayalla, Diana: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. An order granting
continuance was issued on September 13. 2000. Next hearing is October 16,
2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Brackins, Samuel M.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. The affidavit was
dismissed and Community Control reinstated. Steiger represented the defen-
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Probation was modi-
fied to include random urinalysis and no use of alcohol. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Lowery, Clarence: Charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property.
cultivation of cannabis, attempted burglary of a dwelling and battery on a law
enforcement officer. Hearing continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Martin, Henry Jerome: Charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling and
battery on a law enforcement officer. The defendant was found in violation of
probation and adjudicated guilty. Disposition of the case is set for October 16,
Matthews, Douglas: Defendant admitted VOP. See arraignments for disposi-
tion. Steiger represented the defendant.'
McAnally, Robert T.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude. The
defendant admitted to VOP, found in violation and adjudicated guilty. He was
sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 65 days served. Probation to follow
incarceration. Steiger represented the defendant.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Possession of a firearm on school property. The de-
fendant admitted to VOP, was found in violation and adjudicated guilty. He
was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail, inpatient treatment to be
followed by 36 months probation with all prior conditions reimposed.
Vann, Julian Michael: Charged with possession of a controlled substance
and sale of a controlled substance. The defendant admitted to VOP and found
to be in violation. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail to be
suspended when he can enter inpatient treatment, He was also sentenced to
36 months probation. Steiger represented the defendant.


Law Enforcement

Advisory Panel To

Discuss A 5-Year

Strategic Law

Enforcement Plan

For The Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council (Council) will
convene the Law Enforcement
Advisory Panel (LEAP) to discuss
possible actions to prohibit the
sale of recreationally caught fish
and to review current state and
federal marine enforcement re-
,sources, capabilities, and needs.
The LEAP and the Gulf States
Marine Fisheries Commission's
(GSMFC) Law Enforcement Com-
mittee (LEC), which are made up
of mostly the same individuals,
have been developing a 5-year
"Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Law
Enforcement Strategic Plan -
2001-2006." This document con-
tains a set of goals and objectives
that the LEAP/LEC would like to
accomplish during this 5-year
period. Once finalized, the 5-year
strategic plan will be submitted
Sto the GSMFC and the Council.
The LEAP will also review Draft
Amendment 7 to the Stone Crab
Fishery Management Plan (FMP)
that includes options for a trap
certificate program in state and
federal waters, and Draft Amend-

Continued on Page 12



Seek Salaries

By Rene Topping
Carrabelle City Commissioners
are seeking to change their hono-
rarium to a salary by doing away
with City Ordinances 222 and 156
and replacing those ordinances
for Ordinance 280. City Clerk
Beckey Jackson gave the first
reading of the new ordinance at
the October 5 regular city
Under the new ordinance com-
missioners will receive a salary of
$1,000 and the Mayor/Commis-
sioner will receive $1,500 per year.
Presentation of certificates to four
new members of Carrabelle Port
and Airport Authority (CPAA)
Freda M. White, Dr. Ivan A.
Backerman, William Massey and
Donald wood had to be delayed.
The only one present was Donald
Wood who received his certificate
from Commissioner Raymond
Williams. The other three will re-
ceive their certificates at a later
meeting. The CPAA meetings are
temporally not being held due to
an injunction.
Ms. Kathleen R. Shirah received
approval to go ahead and con-
struct an 8,000 square foot build-
ing provided that she gets all the
permits required. Ms. Shirah pro-
poses to build a Dollar Store. The
store will be located at 3rd Street
E and Highway 98. Several people
in the audience voiced their wel-
come to the new enterprise.
The commissioners voted to allow
a temporary closing of a portion
of First Street W in order that the
Senior Center can have their an-
nual parade on October 14.
Another temporary closing this of
Highway 98 was granted by the
commissioners in order that the
Carrabelle High School can hold
their Homecoming Parade on Oc-
tober 27.
Commissioners approved the
abandonment of appropriate
streets and alleys in Keough's
Second Addition in the northeast
section. This will make it easier
for Franklin County when they

purchase land for a recreational
park as the abandonment will al-
low the county to have a contigu-
ous parcel.
Four new lawn mowers, two weed
eaters and three rolls of weed
eater cord to be used by the in-
mates when cutting the grass in
the city was given approval.
The commissioners put their
stamp of approval on a manda-
tory order that city employees will
wear a safety harness when work-
ing on the two water towers. If
some one is caught without the
harness there will be punishment.
The policy includes the following
for offenders. First offense a warn-
ing and written reprimand will be
placed in the employee's file. Sec-
ond offense stronger warning and
written reprimand in the file.
Third offense dismissal.
Mr. Frank Bell of KMT Inc. ad-
dressed the commission telling
the commissioners that-the wa-
ter project should be completed
by Wednesday, October 11. How-
ever, later information is that it
will probably be six weeks. He also
said that the firm had accepted
the liquidated damages from the
In other business:
The commissioners gave approval
to pay the final request from KMT.
They also gave approval for pay-
ments to Baskerville and Donovan
on Invoice 64268 $3,256.99, on
Wastewater Treatment Plant, In-
voice 64280. in the amount of
$5,156.70 Water Systems Im-
provements and on Invoice
5,100 on the Downtown
A final payment of $23,337.81
was made to Ben Withers for the
Downtown Streetscape. Williams
said that two of the crepe myrtle
trees will have to be replaced in
the new planters on Marine
The commissioners approved ad-
ditional costs on repairs to chain
link fence at Sands Athletic Field.

Public Notice

' The Apalachicola Maritime Museum announces the conclusion of the
General Operating Support Grant funded by the State of Florida. The
grant enabled the museum to move to the current Market Street lo-
cation, and improve our educational and interpretive displays.
We hope the community will utilize the museum and the resources it
has to offer.
For information call (850) 653-8700, or visit us at 73 Market Street
Winter hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: arid Saturday '1130 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Philaco Fall Activities

(From left) JoAnn Thomason, Marilyn Hogan, Jean Nichols
and Laura Moody.

Autumn has brought a flurry of
activity for the ladies of Philaco.
It started with a highly success-
ful membership tea held in Au-
gust at the home of Harrett and
Willis Kennedy. That afternoon 10
new members joined the
non-profit service organization
that has been an integral part of
Apalachicola and Franklin
County for over 104 years.
New members were welcomed and
installed in a beautiful candlelight
ceremony .on September 21st .
New members installed were:
Retha H. Cobb, Jane Cook, Mary
Harrell, Jane W. Kay and Patti
McCartney. Other new members
who were not able to attend
Thursday's installation were:
Anne Knight, Lynn Wilson
Spohrer, Donna Thompson and
Francyne Wells. All members were
pleased by an unexpected visitor
to the meeting, a fellow woman's
club member from Monticello, The
Honorable Jane Gale Boyd.


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JoAnne Thomason, Marilyn
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As representatives of the Philaco
Woman's Club, these ladies at-
tended seminars on Education,
Conservation, Arts, Home Life,
Public Affairs, International Af-
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returned to Franklin County with
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Watch for more exciting news as
the work continues. A wreath
making project is underway as a
fund-raiser to support the many
Philaco Woman's Club charities
that have added so much to our
communities for over a century.


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Road deputy
Police officer
County process server
Courthouse bailiff and security officer
U.S. Navy
Army National Guard
Owner/Manager of refrigeration business
Director of Maintenance-Franklin County Schools (1980's)

Wife Sharon: teacher and guidance counselor at Chapman Elementary School
for 25 years.
Children: Bret Carlson, Bart Carlson, Brad Carlson, Bert Carlson, Ray Carlson,
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Lung Association Advises
Residents To Plan On
November Flu Shots

The American Lung Association is
advising area residents how best
to handle the nationwide delay
and possible shortage of influenza
vaccine expected this fall.
"We are telling area residents to
plan on receiving, their flu shots
at least a month later than usual,"
said Carolyn Olive, president of
the ALA of Florida/Big Bend 'Re-
gion. "It's best to just make your
appointment for November to
avoid the hassle of having to re-
schedule if vaccine delivery is de-
Most mass public vaccination
campaigns will be scheduled in
November rather than October
this year.
Medicare part B covers flu shots
given at most doctors' offices and
even many of the public vaccina-
tion sites.
Flu vaccine manufacturers have
reported difficulties in producing
one of the new strains in this
season's vaccine, according to the
CDC. Two new strains, [A/
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and A/New Caledonia/20/991ike
(H1N1)] were recommended for
inclusion in the 2000-2001 influ-
enza vaccine. The third strain, B/
Yamanashi/ 166/98-like virus, is
unchanged from last year's influ-
enza vaccine. Production of vac-
cine containing a new influenza
virus strain is sometimes affected
by lower growth of vaccine viruses
or unexpected processing prob-
Despite the delay, the American
Lung Association stresses that the
flu vaccine can still offer adequate
protection if received in Novem-
ber or early December. The vac-
cine provides protective benefits
within 10 to 14 days, and in many
years, Influenza activity does not
peak until after [lr -crni.r.
"We are recommending that area
providers make every effort to vac-
cinate high-risk patients as soon
as the vaccine is available," Olive
High-risk roups include people
50 years of age and older, health
care workers and people with
chronic health conditions. Certain
diseases that place people at high
risk include: chronic lung disease
such as asthma, emphysema,
chronic bronchitis, bronchiecta-
sis, tuberculosis, or cystic fibro-
sis; heart disease; chronic kidney
disease; diabetes or other chronic
metabolic disorder; severe anemia
diseases or treatments that de-
press immunity.

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an important role in controlling
and preventing illness as follows:
* Four different antiviral drugs
amantadinee, rimantadine,
zanamivir and oseltamivir) have
been approved for treating influ-
enza illness. All four must be pre-
scribed by a physician. On Janu-
ary 12, 2000, the Food and Drug
Administration issued an advisory
letter emphasizing that physi-
cians should 1) always consider
the possibility of primary or sec-
ondary bacterial infection when
llttklhin treatment decisions for
patients with suspected influenza,
and to 2) use special caution if
prescribing zanamivir to patients
with underlying asthma or
chronic obstructive pulmonary
* At this time, only amantadine
and rimantadine are approved for
the prevention of influenza A.
* Amantadine (available in the
US, since 1976) and rimantadine
(available in the U.S. since 1993)
can reduce the severity and
shorten the duration of type A
influenza, and are very useful in
(,ulil selling outbreaks (e.g., nurs-
in1 liii.mir-i However, the use of
i tt"cr drugs has been associated
with adverse reactions that can-
affect the central nervous system.
Amantadlne and rimantadine are

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not generally recommended tor
widespread use in healthy per-
* The newer influenza antiviral
drugs, zanamivir (Relenza) and
oseltamivir (TamifluT), both be-
came available in 1999. Both
drugs can reduce the severity and
shorten the duration of types A
and B influenza, but have not
been approved for the prevention
Sof influenza.
However, CDC does not support
the widespread use of antiviral
drugs to prevent influenza be-
cause this is an untested and ex-,
pensive strategy that could result
in adverse effects.
"Remember," Olive said, "these
antiviral drugs are not a substi-
tute for the flu shot. However, if
you do get the flu, :hev\' can offer
some useful protection and de-
crease the c\vcrily of your illness."
The CDC ha i.,it urul vaccine pro-
viders to rmellietr Iihl the pneu-
mococcal vaccine is recom-
mended for many of the same
people for whom Influenza vaccine
is indicated, The use of the pneu-
mococcal vaccine could reduce
some of the bacterial complica-
tions of influenza infection.
For more inl''ort.ii in, call
1-800-LUNG-USA or visit the
American Lung Association's web
site: ,vw\\..luiiny ., e';.


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Florida Seafood

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Scenic Route to

Franldin County's

37th Annual

Florida Seafood
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Authentic Regional Seafood
Dishes Planned to Highlight
By Tom Campbell
Historic Apalachicola has started
making plans for the 37th Annual
Florida Seafood ir--.,l\.l. which
will be held November 3, 4 and 5,
2000. According to Festival Presi-
dent Rachel Chesnut, the plan is
to make the event "a community
effort and a source ofllocal pride."
Chesnut said, "Over the years, we
have listened to those who tell us
how the festival has started to
become commercialized and im-
personal. So this year, we decided
to do something about it."
What the festival is doing, she
said, is basically banning all com-
mercial food concessions from the
festival grounds, in favor of allow-
ing nonprofit groups from within
the Franklin County area to pre-
pare and serve authentic regional
seafood dishes and accompani-
"We're bringing back the old fes-
tival," said Chesnut. "We want the
festival to mean something spe-
cial to the local people." The idea
is to honor the seafood workers
and nonprofit groups all over
Franklin County.
Chesnut said that proceeds from
the sale of the food concessions
will be distributed among the non-
profit groups that are participat-
ing. "We're excited," she said,
"about the number of people and
groups who want to help bring
back the festival of yesteryear."
The goal is to make the fall event
a local happening, to which more
than 20,000 visitors-will come,
filling tip hotel rooms for two
weeks prior to the event, and
making gift and antique shop
owners busy and happy.
Fishermen, art lovers and their
families and those in search of
good Florida seafood will be driv-
ing south from Tallahassee and
points north. Of course, some will
fly In for the occasion from New
York, California and elsewhere.
Those who are driving to
Apalachicola may wish to try a
less well-known route. It offers a
number of scenic vistas, unfet-
tered country driving for those not
in a hurry and not wanting heavy
traffic, and the possibilities ol
closeup views of forest wildlife,
such as deer, black bear, eagles,
egrets, etc.
The less-traveled alternate is tc
drive through the Apalachicola
Forest by taking federal 20 west
of Tallahassee, turning off onto
State 375 south into Wakulla
County. You drive a narrow bul
good condition road 375 until you
reach the intersection with F.H
(Forest Highway) #13. This is 18
miles south of the 20-375 inter
section. On some maps, this stat(
forest highway is labeled 368
This short road is convention
blacktop with two bridges cross
ing the Ochlockonee River in thi
Apalachicola Forest. The little
used highway F.H.# 13 connect
with State 67 on the other side o



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the Ochlockonee River in Liberty
County. You turn left onto this
conventional two-lane highway.
going south into Carrabelle. turn-
ing right onto Highway 98 at the
intersection, and Eastpoint is 14
miles west on 98, then 10 miles
to Apalachicola and the festival
Be careful about the first crucial
turn onto FH# 13, because this
turn is NOT marked. Nor is the
13/67 intersection marked.
Once you get onto FH# 13, there
are signs labeling the lhi-Jv.av,
but nothing in advance warning
of the turn from either State 67
(going north) or State 375 going
When you leave, check your
odometer and look for about miles
to register when the intersection
comes into view, Also, the connec-
tion road, FH13. to State 67 is
only about 4 miles long, and the
warning sign of the intersection
with 67 is but a few hundred feet
.from the left turn. If you were to
continue due west, FH 13 be-
comes a dirt- road on the other
side of State 67.
In terms of time, this alternate
route takes about 15 minutes
longer and is a pleasant change
from the lines of timber trucks,
school busses, slow traffic and
other hazards encountered on
Highway 319/98 south out of
There are no service stations nor
fast food outlets on this entire
route from federal 20 until you get
into Carrabelle. Should you have
the unfortunate experience of be-
ing stalled on these remote roads,
be sure you have the usual sur-
vival lights, flat tire gunk and
other appropriate stuff before
embarking on this route. You will
not encounter much traffic except
on the State 375, which eventu-
ally brings you into Sopchoppy if
you miss the FH 13 intersection.
Good driving-and enjoy the fes-
The festival officially opens on
Friday, November 3 at noon and
admission is free that day.
Friday's activities will include the
annual blessing of the fleet, as
well as the arrival of Miss Florida
Seafood Queen and King Retsyo
(oyster spelled backwards).
On Saturday, November 4, the
festival begins at 8 a.m. with the
annual Redfish Run and at 10
a.m. a parade down U.S. Hwy. 98.
Activities are planned throughout
the day, including oyster eating
and shucking contests, headline
entertainment by former Bad
Company lead singer Brian Howe,
and later the King Retsyo Ball.
Admission to the park on Satur-
day is $5 with children under 12
admitted free..
On Sunday, admission is free and
musical entertainment continues
throughout the day until the fes-
tival officially closes at 4 p.m.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Research Reserve Administration and Research Building
north of Eastpoint.

Research Reserve Part II

A research and monitoring program is an essential element in any
successful effort to manage and protect complex environments such
as estuarine ecosystems. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Re-
search Reserve; because of its size, the diversity of species and habi-
tats present, and its ownership patterns; represents a difficult task.
Therefore, it is especially important for the Reserve to have a research
and monitoring program that addresses all the management issues
and concerns that affect the Apalachicola Bay system.
National Research Goals of the National Estuarine Research Re-
serve (NERR) System
Research policy at Apalachicola NERR is designed to fulfill the NERR
System goals as defined in the program regulations. These include:
Addressing coastal management issues identified as sig-
nificant through coordinated estuarine research within the
Promoting federal, state, public and private use of one or
more Reserves within the System when such entities con;
duct estuarine research; and
Conducting and coordinating estuarine research within the
System, gathering and making available information neces-
sary for improved understanding and management of estua-
rine areas.

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The overall goal of the ANERR research and monitoring program.
working within the national goals is:
To promote, engage in, and coordinate research and monitoring to
provide information that promotes understanding, protection. and
enhancement of the natural resources of the Apalachicola River and
Bay system, as well as other estuaries nationwide.
Objectives that address Reserve resource management issues and
facilitate the accomplishment of this goal include:
Developing and maintaining an easily accessible on-site li-
brary of scientific reference materials relevant to the Apalachi-
cola system;
Developing and maintaining a computerized database of all
pertinent information collected within and adjacent to the
Reserve for use in long-term and interdisciplinary research
and monitoring efforts;
Developing field and laboratory facilities;
Designing a comprehensive monitoring program to enable
the Reserve to determine baseline changes in the status of
the lower Apalachicola River and Bay system over long-term
Promoting research and monitoring efforts within the Re-
Establishing priority topics for research, actively solicit re-
searchers to develop projects to address these topics, and
conducting in-house research to address these topics;
Seeking alternative funding sources for research projects,
especially those that deal with high priority management re-
lated issues that are of critical interest to the Apalachicola
Develop a Reprint and Technical Report Series through the
Reserve to promote research within the Reserve and to in-
crease communication of research results to the scientific
community and the general public;
Actively provide research information necessary for sound
natural resource management to federal, state, and local
decision-makers so that their planning decisions are based
on scientific information, thereby protecting the resources of
the Reserve.
SRD is a significant source of research funding for both independent
and NERR staff researchers. SRD regulations specify the purposes
for which research funds are to be used:
support management-related research that will enhance
scientific understanding of the Reserve ecosystem,
provide information needed by Reserve managers and coastal
ecosystem policy-makers, and
improve public awareness and understanding of estuarine
ecosystems and estuarine management issues.
SRD encourages coordinated research among Reserves and other
scientists by preferentially funding research proposals on specific
estuarine topics which it has identified as national priorities. This
unified approach promotes the exchange of research findings among
Reserves, state and federal agencies, and members of the academic
research community.
Research funding priorities for the NERR System were first estab-
lished in 1984, when a group of leading scientists convened to evalu-
ate the status of estuarine knowledge. The group identified a diverse
set of estuarine issues which were to receive top priority for research
funding. These included: (a) sediment management, (c) nutrients and
chemical inputs, (d) coupling primary and secondary productivity,
and (e) fishery habitat requirements.
The NERRS research program was re-evaluated in 1991, in 1994,
and again in 1996. Beginning in FY97, SRD began funding a com-
petitive Graduate Fellowship Program'in the NERRS. The graduate
fellowship program is intended to produce high quality research in
the Reserves focused on improving coastal zone management while
providing graduate students with hands-on experience in conducting
ecological monitoring. This fellowship provides graduate students with
funding for one to three years to conduct their own research projects
and provides training in ecological monitoring. Research projects must
address coastal management issues identified as having regional or
national significance and be conducted at least partially within one
or more designated NERRS sites.
History of Research in the Apalachicola Bay System
The first published research efforts in Apalachicola Bay began in 1896
with a survey of the oyster beds by Lt. Franklin Swift, of the U.S.
Navy, for the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries. This survey


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beds as well as the location of areas suitable for the planting of oys-
ters. This effort was repeated twenty years later with similar yet more
detailed results.
The first published botanical reports on the area now within Reserve
boundaries include surveys of St. Vincent Island, the lower Apalachi-
cola River floodplain, and the Florida panhandle. Recent botanical
research in the lower Apalachicola River has concentrated on the
forested floodplain and its importance to the bay's food web. Analysis
of habitats in the lower river and bay system have shown the extent
and distribution of both emergent and submerged vegetation as well
as its importance to benthic fauna.
Phytoplankton and zooplankton dynamics have been briefly investi-
gated. Microbial research has focused mainly on coliform or patho-
genic bacteria and food web dynamics.
The majority of the biological research in the bay has been related to
benthic invertebrate and fish population dynamics. Studies have been
conducted on shrimp, blue crabs, oysters and finfish. Research on
benthic macrofauna, benthic infauna and aquaculture, primarily re-
lated to the economics of the oyster industry are numerous and
Investigations on fresh water organisms in the lower Apalachicola
River, within the boundaries of the Reserve, have concentrated pri-
marily on fish species and their distribution and molluscan fauna.
The physiography of the basin has been described by Puri and Vernon.
Geologic studies in the system have included investigations of the
sedimentary environments history and evolution of the barrier is-
lands mineral concentrating processes and sediment budget and
neogene stratigraphy and geologic history of the bay.
General descriptions of the hydrography of the bay system have been
done before and after the creation of Sike's Cut. The hydrology of the
Apalachicola River has also been investigated due to its importance
to the bay. Several two-dimensional circulation models of the bay
have been performed with varying results. The effects of man made
Bob Sike's Cut on the hydrodynamics and salinity of the bay have
also been studied, with mixed opinions on overall impacts.
Additional studies on the potential effects of upstream water diver-
sions on the productivity of the bay have been the focal point for most
studies during the last five years due to the proposed water realloca-
tion issue.
The physical, chemical, and biological impacts of maintenance dredg-
ing and spoil disposal for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Apalachi-
cola River Navigation Channel; Redmond; Allen; and various other
permitted channels within the Reserve boundaries have also been
assessed, due to the controversial nature of these projects.
Water quality parameters and nutrient chemistry have been moni-
tored in the river and the bay system. Contaminant studies of sedi-
ments, organism, water column in both the river and bay have shown
signs of pollution, but for the most part the system remains fairly
Several authors have compiled and synthesized the above cited infor-
mation into resource inventories or atlases. These include "Resource
Atlas of the Apalachicola Estuary", "The Ecology of the Apalachicola
Bay System: An Estuarine Profile", "Resource Inventory of the
Apalachicola River and Bay Drainage Basin", and "Natural Resource
Inventory: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin". These
publications address hal9itats, natural resources, threatened and
endangered species, hydrology of the river and bay, water quality,
estuarine population and food web dynamics, and management con-
cerns and should be examined by the interested reader for more de-
tailed information about the Apalachicola Bay system and Reserve
All of the above cited research has been accomplished by outside
investigators either on their own or with the logistical assistance of
Reserve staff. In the summer of 1990, a Research Coordinator posi-
tion was established by the State of Florida to develop a research and
monitoring program. The research staff currently includes the Coor-
dinator and two research assistants, who work together to conduct,
assist, and promote research within the Reserve.

Research Facilities and Programs
ANERR Facilities and Equipment
The Apalachicola Reserve provides two office facilities, a main labora-
tory, and a field station for researchers wishing to study in the
Apalachicola Bay system. The main lab consists of approximately 900
square feet at the Eastpoint facility which serves as the Reserve's
headquarters, housing the research and administrative sections. This
lab is outfitted with standard equipment such as a fume hood, lab
benches, emergency eyewash/shower station, and assorted glassware.
Other equipment currently available includes a digital balance, pH
meter, centrifuge, drying oven, muffle furnace, turbidity meter, dis-
solved oxygen meter, refractometer, Hydrolab Datasonde 3 dataloggers,
Reichert dissecting microscopes, and a Reichert Microstar IV com-
pound microscope with slide arid video capabilities.
The Education section has its headquarters at the Howell Building in
Apalachicola, which also houses a 100-seat capacity auditorium and
interpretative center for visitors. This facility is equipped for slide and
video presentations and provides space for the Reserve's monthly guest
lecture series. These lectures are recorded on video and incorporated
into the Reserve's audio/video library which is available to the
A stand alone greenhouse houses the Reserve's Estuarine Walk, which
is primarily an educational display. This display includes a 1,500
gallon fresh water tank with fresh water marsh, a 1,500 gallon brack-
ish water tank with salt marsh, and a 2,500 gallon full strength salt
water tank, complete with representative species. This facility is avail-
able to researchers that may need holding facilities or other unique
needs. The Reserve also has several small aquaria ranging in capac-
ity from twenty to 125 gallons.
The Marshall House Field Station, located on Cape St. George Island,
is a 2,100 square foot house available to researchers studying the
many unique aspects of barrier islands. The house was built in the
mid- 1940's and was included in the purchase of the island by the
state in 1977 and, although somewhat primitive, it can accommo-
date up to fifteen people for research field trips. The house was
equipped in 1997 with solar power which provides adequate lighting
and a water supply. The house also has a gas stove. For transporta-
tion on the island, four-wheel and six-wheel all terrain vehicles are
available when accompanied by Reserve staff.
Because of the size and inaccessibility of many areas, research in the
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Research Reserve from Page 10
Reserve usually requires the use ot boats. Ilne Reserve currently has
five vessels available for research, an 18.5-foot Wahoo with a 150 h.p.
outboard, a 17-foot Carolina Skiff with a 60 h.p. outboard for use in
extremely shallow water, a 22-foot C-Hawk powered by a 200 h.p.
outboard, a 29-foot C-Hawk with cabin, powered by twin 225 h.p.
outboards, for offshore or rough water use, and a 34-foot landing
craft for transporting vehicles and heavy equipment. All vessels are
outfitted with VHF marine radios and complete safety equipment. A
S depth machine, GPS navigational units, and a radar machine are
also available and can be used on the larger boats.
Field sampling gear available at the Reserve includes two 2.5 liter
Nisken water sampling bottles, a Wildco Ponar grab sampler, YSI dis-
solved oxygen and salinity meters, plankton nets, otter trawl net, dip
nets, seines, and secchi disc.
Another valuable tool available for researchers and the general pub-
lic at the Reserve is the research library located at the Eastpoint facil-
ity. The ANERR library consists of over 4,800 publications pertaining
to research and monitoring studies conducted within the Reserve and
other related topics which are organized using a computerized biblio-
graphic indexing system called ProCite. This software package pro-
vides a powerful and highly flexible filing system for the ever-expanding
A variety of Dell computers are available for data storage and man-
Other Area Research Programs
One of the primary objectives of the research program is to promote
research within and adjacent to the Reserve by outside investigators
from universities, government agencies, and private institutions. The
benefits of encouraging outside investigators include high quality re-
search, broad and varied levels of expertise, an interdisciplinary ap
proach, potential use of graduate students from universities, and a
wide range of funding sources that are not available through NOAA
or DEP sources.
Agencies, universities, and institutions that have been highly involved
in research and monitoring in the past or present within the Reserve
1. Florida State University, Tallahassee, and its Marine Labora-
tory, Franklin County
2. Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Biology Department has con-
ducted several marsh-related research projects within Apalachicola
Bay. Reserve staffjointly taught a graduate-level Marine Biology course
in Apalachicola, for local teachers and have held courtesy faculty
appointments with FAMU.

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3. University of South Florida, Tampa
The University of South Florida Anthropology Department has been
involved in numerous archaeological projects within the Reserve and
Basin for the last eight to ten years. Yearly digs continue as the num-
ber and variety of archaeological sites discovered within the Reserve
continue to increase.
4. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), a private research
facility maintained an oyster aquaculture operation within the Re-
serve, developing oyster farming techniques and training local shell-
fish harvesters. The project closed down in 1993, although Reserve
staff still work with them and others on aquaculture issues.
5. Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI), Eastpoint and St.
Cooperative agreements exist between ANERR and FMRI to cooper-
ate on research related to Apalachicola Bay. In addition, an FMRI
Fisheries Independent Monitoring program has been set up at Re-
serve headquarters with FMRI staff to begin monitoring in Apalachi-
cola Bay. Research staff are in the process of setting up joint pro-
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a performance of "South Pacific"
on October 20 to 22 and October
27 to 29. Show times are 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturdays and
2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Price of
admission is $10. Tickets maybe
obtained at the door. Call 872-
3886 for more information.
South Pacific was adapted from
James A. Michner's "Tales of the
South Pacific." The music was
composed by Richard Rogers with
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Last .spring marked the 50th an-
niversary of the show. South Pa-
cific won the Puliter Prize for
drama in 1950. It also was
awarded eight Tony Awards, in-
eluding. Best Musical that year:
The show opened at the Majestic- -
Theatre in New York City on April The second primary vote 1
7, 1949, and closed on January "counters" and supporters a
16, 1954, running for a total of later, however.
S1,925 performances.
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occupied by the late Pat Thomas.
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House of Representatives was fin-
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as the first primary in September. More persons did show up

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Franklin was a lopsided 2,698
ballots for Kendrick contrasted
with 634 for Hankerson. Kendrick
took all of the precincts.
The most intense local races were
for Superintendent of Schools and
District #1 on the Franklin
County Commission. Gander,
running for Superintendent of
Schools outpolled Stephens,
2,144 to 1633. Stephens took only
two precincts; Gander, all the rest.
In the last county district race
between Eddie Creamer and
Frank Latham, the vote count
swung back and forth as the St.
George Island vote came in on top
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bringing the total to 585 to 514.
Seldom has a St. George Island
candidate polled so well.
The candidates were separated by.
71 votes, leaving no clear man-
date for Mr. Creamer. The voters
turned out in Eastpoint, having
the highest turnout among the
r'igli precincts involved in the 2nd
Primary of 2000.
Now, the county is being braced
for the final polling, the national
and state elections November 7th.

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#Voted 724, 81 377 406 693 225 342 394 569 3811
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J. Boyd 423 27 90 274 375 121 173 275 296 2054
Lawson 241 32 272 109 244 61 53 105 180 1297
House of Representatives District 10
Hankerson 82 3 190 55 119 10 41 62 72 634
Kendrick 563 53 162 321 505 175 168 313 398 2658
Superintendent of Schools
Gander 374 54 189 170 565 150 179 148 315 2144
Stephens 345 24 183 235 126 74 158 242 246 1633
County Commissioner District 1
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Latham 112 300 102 514

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6. Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section (SEAS) of the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
SEAS and the Reserve share data collected within the system and
have coordinated on monitoring potential water quality impacts from
development adjacent to canals on St. George Island. Staff from both
labs have also worked with EPA on a joint oyster research project and
are continuing to coordinate on coliform pollution in the bay as it
relates to nonpoint sources and oyster harvesting closures.
7. Bureau of Invasive Plant Management, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Tallahassee
This state entity is responsible for aquatic plant management. espe-
cially the control of exotic plants, which has become a serious prob-
lem in many parts of Florida. The Reserve continues to work on mini-
mizing the spread of exotics in the Reserve. Potential future projects
include the use of biological controls on these species rather than the
normal application of herbicides, which is currently against Franklin
County's recommendations.
8. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); Division of Ecological
Services and Division of Fishery Services, Panama City; and St.
Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Franklin County
9. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental
SResearch Laboratory Sabine Island, Gulf Breeze
10. National Marine Fisheries Service; Southeast Fisheries Sci-
ence Center, Panama City Laboratory; and Southeast Regional
Office of the Habitat Conservation Division
11. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (FGFWFC)
Tallahassee, Panama City, Midway, and Howard's Creek Offices
The Reserve has worked jointly with FGFWFC staff on fish and wild-
life inventories, threatened and endangered species protection, habi-
tat alteration analysis, prescribed burning, and wildlife management
plans in the past. This close relationship between the two agencies
will continue in the future, to the benefit of both programs.
12. University of Florida Sea Grant Program, Apalachicola
The Reserve continues to work with the Sea Grant program as well as
serving on their Marine Advisory Committee. Two oyster symposia
have been jointly sponsored by the two agencies, one of which was
published as a Sea Grant Report (SGR-57, 1983).

Continued in the next issue dated
October 27, 2000.

county, Second Primary Winners

idrick, Gander And Creamer

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Strategic Plan from Page 7
ment 11 to the Shrimp FMP that
includes options for vessel per-
mits, vessel registrations, opera-
tor permits, and a prohibition on
the use of trap gear in the royal
red shrimp fishery. The status of
the Council's other FMPs, amend-
ments, and regulatory actions will
also be reviewed.
The LEAP consists of principal law
enforcement officers in each of the
Gulf states, as well as the National
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and
the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration's (NOAA)
General Counsel. The LEC meet-
ing is scheduled for Wednesday,
October 18, 2000 from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m., followed by the
LEAP meeting from 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. Discussions of the
5-year Strategic Plan and an Op-
erations Plan will probably occur
during both meetings, as well as
reports by LEC and LEAP mem-
bers. The meetings will be held at
the Adam's Mark Clearwater
Beach Resort, 430 South Gulfview
Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida
33767. A copy of the agenda and
related materials can be obtained
by calling the Council office at

Although other non-emergency
issues not on the agendas may
come before the LEAP for discus-
sion, in accordance with the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Con-
servation and Management Act
(M-SFCMA), those issues may not
be the subject of formal action
during this meeting. Actions of the
LEAP will be restricted to those
issues specifically identified in the
agenda and any issues arising
after publication of this notice
that require emergency action
under Section 305(c) of the
M-SFCMA, provided that the pub-
lic has been notified of the
Council's intent to take action to
address such emergency.
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Magnuson Fishery Conservation
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