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Volume 10, Number 3


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


February 9 22, 2001


St. George Water Management
Obtains Initial Approval for Low
Cost State Revolving Fund Loan

Loan Expected to Keep Water Costs Down During Construction
of Line to St. George
Water Management Services, Inc, serving about 1400 water custom-
ers on St. George Island, has announced that the company has ob-
tained preliminary approvals for a low cost loan to assist the water
utility to construct a new pipeline for the new bridge to the island.
The company has been advised by Don W. Berryhill, Engineer and
Chief, Bureau of Water Facilities Funding, at the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, that they may "...incur costs, effective January
5, 2001, until such time as a loan agreement can be signed."
The authorization covers the following listed project components:
1. Installation of new 10-inch water line from well 4 to
well 2 and new 12-inch water main from well 2 to well 3
and to the water treatment plant. The water main to the
treatment plant is to be secured to the new bridge being
constructed by the Department of Transportation from
East Point to St. George Island.
2. A new aerator to be constructed atop the existing
ground storage tank.
3. A third high service pump installed at the water treat-
ment plant.
About a week later, Berryhill also advised Gene Brown, president of
the company, that the proposed water improvements were in con-
formance with the requirements of state law and that the plans and
specifications have been accepted by the Dept. of Environmental Pro-
tection. He wrote on January 16th,
"Our review of your plans and specifications was per-
- ....formed only to verify conformance with the administra-
tive requirements of the Drinking Water State Revolving
Fund loan program. We did not review the technical as-
pects of your plans and specifications in order to avoid
duplicating the review performed, or that may be per-
formed by the permitting agency or agencies. Accordingly,
our review does not substitute for any required permit-
ting reviewss.
An authorization to incur construction costs prior to ex-
ecuting a loan agreement has been issued for your project.
Our acceptance of your plans and specifications repre-
sents one of the requirements that you have satisfied
with respect to this Contract. You will be advised as to
the appropriate time to submit the completed loan appli-
cation to the Bureau.
When you proceed with procurement and after bid open-
ing and evaluation, please submit the bidding informa-
tion to the Bureau for review. Do not award any contract
until the Bureau concurs with your award recommenda-
tions. Note that improper or unauthorized procurement
may result in the disqualification of contract costs for
funding."
The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program provides grants and low
interest loans to eligible entities for administration, design and con-
struction of public water facilities costing not less than $75,000. Dis-
bursements are made after costs are incurred. Disbursements dur-
ing construction are generally on a monthly basis. The money for the
SRF comes from Federal and State appropriations. This is a revolving
fund because loan repayments are used to make additional loans..
The Florida Legislature authorized this program on July 1, 1997. The
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) developed rules in April
1998' that implement the program. Cities, counties, authorities, spe-
cial districts and other entities representing privately owned,
investor-owned or cooperatively held public water systems legally re-
sponsible for community water systems are eligible for loans. Projects
eligible for loans include new construction of and improvements to
public water systems inclusive of storage, transmission, treatment,
disinfection and distribution facilities. Loans are to be repaid over a
period of 20 years (30 years for "disadvantaged communities").
The interest rate is 60% of the market rate as established using the
"Bond Buyer" 20-Bond Go Index, and the rate does not change over
the life of the loan. Currently, the rate is about 3.7 per cent. other
loans might go as high as 12 per cent, so the low rate is likely to help
reduce monthly water costs to St. George Island customers over the
long run, as the loan funds are applied to the bridge pipeline. Under
the Public Service Commission rate increases, with a conventional
loan at 12 percent, the cost of water service might go as high as $85
per month for a very long period.,A low cost loan applied to the esti-
mated $5 million costs of putting a new pipeline on the new bridge is
expected to keep water costs down for island consumers, so that the
average bill will be approximately $50 per month.


Carrabelle City Commissioners Approve Kecd
Plan To Seek To Negotiate With Contractor:


"One Last Attempt"

By Tom Campbell
At the regular meeting of the Car-
rabelle City Commissioners Feb-
ruary 1, 2001, all commissioners
were present and heard Daniel W.
Keck, Project Engineer for
Baskerville-Donovan who is ad-
vising the city, offer the plan of
"one last attempt to negotiate with
the contractor (KMT)."
Keck's plan would have the City
Attorney Douglas Gaidry, one
commissioner, and Keck meet
with the contractor, to attempt to
negotiate with the contractor in
order to successfully complete the
project. Apparently, the contrac-
tor has been making claims by
letter that there have been 757
days of "delay" because of the city.


Attempts will be made to set up a
meeting with the contractor some
time during the week of February
8, 2001. Work on the city's water
replacement project has been
stalled for some time because of
disputes with contractor KMT.
After that proposed meeting, the
committee will come back to re-
port to the City Commissioners
and have them recommend action
at that time.
There were nine items of "Unfin-
ished Business," which Mayor
Wilburn C. Messer guided the
commissioners through with skill
and in record time.
There was only one bid for the
"Yamaha Tournament Reef' arti-
Continued on Page 10


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The First Permanent
Facility Of The Franklin
County Library


SGroundbreaking

Held For

FWC Evaluates Carrabelle
Species And Branch of the
Adjusts Regulations Franklin County
SOyster Harvest Rules Remain Public Library
The Same


Skimmer Trawls In
Apalachicola Bay To Remain
In Use
Cobia, a popular marine game
fish, is going to be the subject of
tighter management. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has voted to
classify cobia as a "restricted spe-
cies" and to impose a new one-
fish-per-day bag limit per person
and a six-fish-per-day vessel limit
(whichever is less) for recreational
fishermen. For commercial fish-
ermen the new bag limits are two
per person and six per vessel
(whichever is less). Commercial
fishermen must meet certain in-
come requirements to sell re-
stricted species. These new cobia
rules take effect March 22.
During its three-day meeting in
Miami, which ended Friday, the
Commissioners directed staff to
develop a draft rule regarding the
spiny lobster trap reduction pro-
gram to eliminate the mandatory
10-percent reduction schedule
this year. Instead, the FWC will
take a "passive/active" approach,
intended to reduce the number of
traps in Florida waters by 4 per-
cent each year. The Commission
emphasized that "passive reduc-
tion," including a 25-percent re-
duction during the transfer of trap
certificates, should be employed
to achieve the management goal.
The Commission will review the
draft rule in March and hold a fi-
nal public hearing in May.
Commissioners also directed staff
to study other spiny lobster fish-
ery issues, including the effects
of commercial diving, recreational
harvest and the two-day sport
season, as well as trap theft, in-
dividual catch effort, trap con-
struction and other factors.
In addition, Commissioners di-
rected staff to conduct a final pub-
lic hearing in March on a rule that
would prohibit all fishing,
spearfishing and collection of
marine life in state waters in the
proposed Tortugas Ecological
Reserve.
The FWC also voted to remove
snook from the list of species of
special concern. Under new cri-
teria, snook no longer qualify for
the listing. However, current pro-
tective management measures for
snook will not be affected by this
action. The four and one-half-
month closed season, 26- 34-inch
slot limit, two-fish bag limit and
other restrictions will remain in
force. Commercial snook fishing
will continue to be prohibited.
In other marine business, the
FWC received a stock assessment
of the mullet fishery and reports
on various federal fisheries man-
agement projects, and declined to
amend oyster harvest rules at this
time. Thus, the size limits will re-
main at 3 inches and a tolerance
of 5%. Also, Commissioners di-
rected staff to further study the
sponge fishery and evaluate vari-
ous management recommenda-
tions.
Commissioners also directed staff
to remove the sunset provision
that would have prohibited the
use of skimmer trawls to harvest
shrimp in Apalachicola Bay. The
Commission intends to continue
a bycatch reduction evaluation of
skimmer trawls. Thus, skimmer
trawls may continue to be used.
The two year trial period was pre-
viously scheduled to end on June
30, 2001, but this sunset provi-
sion has been removed. The FWC
also wants further study of the
bycatch reduction devices.

Continued on Page 10


On January 29, under a bright
morning sun, Denise Butler and
Eileen Annie opened brief public
ceremonies to break ground for
the new Carrabelle branch of the
Franklin County Public Library
System.
The Apalachicola High School
band played the National Anthem,
and provided appropriate drum
rolls as representatives from nu-
Imerous community organizations
shared shovel honors in scooping
the first rounds at the building
site just adjacent to highway 98
in Carrabelle. These organizations
included: (1) the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners;
(2) Franklin County state and
congressional representatives; (3)
State Library representatives; (4)
-Franklin County School Board; (5)
Carrabelle and (6) Apalachicola
High School representatives; (7)
grade and middle school repre-
sentatives; (8) Carrabelle City
Commission; (9) Franklin County
Public Library representatives;
('10) the Franklin County Advisory
Board; (11) Wilderness Coast
Public Library; (12) the Library
Building Committee chaired by
Mary Ann Shields and (13) Car-
rabelle children, one beneficiary
group of the Library. Special rec-
ognition was also given to many
individuals and organizations,
and as Denise Butler stated, when
the building is officially dedicated,
more honors would be announced
in behalf of many whose "time,
treasure and talents" were given
to the project. Jackie Gay'and the
Paul Newman Foundation pro-
vided the stimulant to begin con-
templating a facility when Ms. Gay
donated her prize-winnings for
gumbo from the Newman Foun-
dation to the building project.
Mary Ann Shields and others
worked to generate matching
funds for the $500,000 project.
Denise Butler is President of the
Library Advisory Board. Eileen
Annie is the Director of the
Franklin Library System.


Mcllroy Concert At
Trinity Church

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts is proud to present
The McIlroys-John, Patti, and
daughter Katie, in a concert at
Historic Trinity Church on Sun-
day, February 18th at 4.00 P. M.
The Mcllroy family roots were
firmly established in their home
town of Edinburgh, Scotland, and
they .have performed at Scottish
and Celtic gatherings in the
United Kingdom, Africa. and the
Middle East, as well as at festi-
vals all over the U.S.A.
Patti is an accomplished vocalist,
Katie plays flute and dances the
Highland Fling and John plays
guitar, fiddle, penny whistle,
bhodran and the Scottish High-
land Bagpipes. This will be a pro-
gram of great versatility and vari-
ety to please audiences of every
age and taste.
Following the concert, the recep-
tion for annual contributors in all
categories, "Friend" through
"Benefactor" will be held in the
Trinity Church Rectory at the cor-
ner of Highway 98 and 6th Street.
The Ilse Newell Concert Series,
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society is a
501-C-3 educational corporation
in Florida. A $2.00 donation is
requested for each concert. For
further information, call Eugenia
Watkins, Chairman, at
850-670-8088


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs.................................. ................. 2
Monarch Butterflies ............................................... 2
School Board .......................................................... 2
Editorial & Commentary ..................................... 3, 4
Franklin Bulletin Board ......................................... 4
Hazardous Weather ..................................... ... 5
Dr. Michael Wilder ............................................... 5
Children Of The Street ....................................... 7, 9
FCAN .................................................................... 8
Bookshop........................................................... 10


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Carrabelle City Commissioners begin the shoveling
ceremony.


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Apalachicola High School Band furnished music and drum
rolls.

Celeste Elliott Selected As Coca-Cola


Semi-Finalist
Alexis Celeste Elliott, a senior at
Apalachicola High School, has
recently been selected as a semi-
finalist in the 2001 Coca-Cola
Scholars Program. Approximately
2,000 students from the United
States were chosen from over
106,000 applicants. Then semi-
finalists will be notified in March
if they have been chosen as final-
ists. There will be 251 finalists
chosen; 51 will be named National
Scholars and will receive $20,000
each, the remaining 200 will be
named Regional Scholars and will
receive $4,000 each.
During the first half of the school
term Celeste was selected as the
Wendy's Heisman High School
Scholarship nominee and the
Toyota Community Scholars
nominee from Apalachicola High.
She has also been selected as a
Buffalo Rock Pepsi/WJHG-TV
Student of the Week. She is
scheduled to be featured during


the week o7t ebruary 18 24 on
Channel 7 during their newscasts
at 6, 7 and 11 p.m. Coincidentally
that will be her birthday week, she
turns 18 on February 23.
Celeste has been accepted at
Florida State University, where
she has qualified to enter their
Honors Program. She has also
earned the honor of being Vale-
dictorian of her graduating class.
She is active at school in volley-
ball, tennis, softball, Student Gov-
ernment, Beta Club, National
Honor Society, senior class sec-
retary and Beta Club vice-presi-
dent.
Additionally, Celeste is a dual
enrolled student at Gulf Coast
Community College and should
have approximately 30 hours of
college credit when she begins fall
classes at FSU. She has been se-
lected for "Who's Who Among
American High School Students"
for the previous two years. Celeslc
is the daughter of James and
Debra Elliott of Apalachicola.
Florida.


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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

February 6, 2001
Commissioners Present: Chair-
person Eddie Creamer, Bevin
Putnal, Cheryl Sanders, Jimmy
Mosconis, Clarence Williams.
The Board approved the use of
Vrooman Park for the Cancer Re-
lay for Life fund-raiser April 20 -
21st.
The Board authorized letters to be
sent to the county Legislative del-
egation objecting to the
Governor's proposed cuts in mos-
quito control.
Kendall Wade reported that, on
January 16, Governor Bush rec-
ommended shifting the costs for
the predisposition detention of
juveniles to the counties. The.
state would require counties to
pay a fee based on the number of
juveniles arrested in a county
awaiting disposition. This shift of
costs to all Florida counties will
result in an $85.6 million fiscal
impact annually. Counties will
not be provided any resources to
help absorb this impact. The cost
to Franklin County would be
about $89,471.91. A letter of com-
plaint would be prepared to ad-
dress this issue.
A letter to Ms. Eva Armstrong
about the county's position on
land acquisition is to be sent from
the Board to her and the Legisla-
tive Delegation. The draft contains
this language:
"Franklin County does not
have a local land acquisition
program. Further, on Sept.
19, 2000, the Franklin
County Board of County
Commissioners voted to send
a letter to the Governor re-
questing that the state not
purchase any more land in
the county. The argument
being threefold: erosion of the
county's tax base; state ac-
quisition of land interferes
with hunting activities that
residents have become accus-
tomed to; and state acquisi-
tion of one particular parcel
in 1995 cost Franklin County
a prison which was highly
anticipated and much
needed.
.But your request has re-
kindled the issue, so I am go-
ing to take this opportunity
to inform you of the reasons
why the county does not have
a local land acquisition pro-
gram. Every acre the county
or the state buys removes
land from the tax roll, and the
state's payment-in-lieu ofjtax
program only lasts for ten,
years by current state law.
After that, the county suffers
a loss of revenue (The county
commission currently re-
ceives approximately
$160,000 in payments, and
we are in our 7th year, so in
four more years the county
tax payers will have to cover
what the state fails to pay).
On several occasions, the
state has bought land and
then changed or prevented
traditional hunting uses,
which caused great anger in
the local population. The
state and federal government
already own 63% of the
county, so there'are limited
places where the county
would want to buy additional
land, especially for the pro-
tection of natural resources.
Finally, the county commis-
sion is extremely suspicious
of the unforeseen impacts of
land acquisition since it was
an acquisition program which
blocked our prison. Now, in
2001, Franklin County has
seen almost 200,000 acres of
land purchased by the state,
and yet we still do not have a
prison."
A Resolution of Appreciation was
read, signed and approved. It
read, in part:
RESOLUTION
OF
APPRECIATION
FRANKLIN COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
recognizes the need for public li-
brary service for the residents of
the county, and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the
State of Florida has recognized the
month of February, 2001, as Li-
brary Appreciation Month, and
WHEREAS, this designation by
the Governor is based upon the
important role libraries play for


The floor plan for the proposed
Annex to the Court House was
presented by Engineer Consult-
ant David Kennedy with Judge
Steinmeyer and Judge Russell in
attendance. The court room. will
also be used for the Board of
County Commissioners with 116
seat capacity, with offices around
the outside perimeter. The brick
structure is about 10,000 square
feet, costing about $1 million, or
about $100 per square foot.

Bill Mahan, County
Extension Director
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, the
Florida Marine Institute and the
Florida Sea Grant program have
joined forces to monitor the
spread of an unwanted invader in
Florida waters -- the Asian Green
Mussel. This mussel was found
in Tampa Bay two years ago, and
since then it has spread north and
south of Tampa.
The turnout for the Vibrio
vulnificus risk reduction work-
shops was light; about 20 persons
contributed their comments to
four workshops. The plan will be
finalized and put into effect.

Rezoning
A public hearing was held for re-
zoning 23.31 .acres on the
Apalachicola River, from R-4
Single family home industry to
R- 1Single family residential. Ap-
proved by the Board.

Van Johnson, Solid Waste
Director
The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection is closing
non-permitted dump sites
throughout Franklin County. Last
Wednesday, Van Johnson re-
ceived a request from Carrabelle
City Commissioner Rita Preston,
asking that the County help Car-
rabelle by providing twice per
month yard trash pickup with the
knuckle boom truck. The work-
shop with DEP to discuss this
matter has been set for February
16th .at 11 a.m., in the Board
meeting room, county court-
house. The Board approved Car-
rabelle pickup.
A 5-minute video was shown dem-
onstrating an air curtain incinera-
tor. Funds are available from
landfill tipping fees to purchase a
S-21 unit, a 21-foot self-contained
box for about $93,000 plus
freight. The Board approved the
purchase of the device contingent
upon some additional research.

Food Bank
Franklin County Food Bank Don
Banta requested use of a build-
ing on Bluff Road for the Food
Bank. He said,
"The Franklin County Food
Bank is a non profit volun-
teer organization, which pro-
vides food to the elderly and
disabled income families In
Franklin County.
The Food Bank is adminis-
tered by a board of non-paid
volunteers from our local
community.
It is at presently working out
of the American Legion build-
ing,' but as of March 1, will
be charged $1,500.00 per
month rent to continue oper-
ating from this location. Since
this organization works from
donated funds this' is more
than we can afford.
It is our hope that there might
be a county building which is
not being used that our orga-
nization could lease at a rate
which Is within our budget
We have noticed there is a
building located on the
county yard on Bluff Road. In
Apalachicola that is vacant
which we would like to in-
quire about.
This organization provides a
needed service within our
community and any assis-
tance you could provide
would be appreciated."
The Board approved the request.
Alan Pierce, County'
Planner
At the last Board meeting, the
Board agreed to schedule a pub-
lic hearing to consider rezoning
property on Alligator Point from
R-1 to R-4, Home Industry, to al-
low a new resident to raise seed
clams for the proposed clam
aquaculture project in Alligator


APALACHICOLA'S


residents seeking information and
knowledge on every subject
known to man,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED BY THE FRANKLIN
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS that the
month of February, 2001, is
hereby designated as Library Ap-
preciation Month:
This Resolution adopted by the
Franklin County Board of County
Commissioners this 5th day of
February, 2001.
BY EDDIE CREAMER, Chairman
Cuts were also referred to in re-
gard to the Literacy Project
housed near the Franklin County
Library in Eastpoint.


Harbor. Mr. Larry Joyner was the
applicant, and he encountered
some opposition from residents
on the Point. Thus, Mr. Pierce
asked the Board to reverse them-
selves and vote not to schedule a
hearing until the Alligator Point
residents have a chance to dis-
cuss this matter amongst them-
selves. Joyner agrees that he
would have to resubmit his ap-
plication through county P and Z
again.
The Board approved a request
from Ms. Shirley Walker, SHIP
Administrator, to have the Board
authorize the use of $22,000
worth of interest money accrued
by the SHIP program to be used
in combination with $17,000
worth of private insurance money
to rebuild the house of Ms. Marie
Rochelle. Ms. Rochelle was a SHIP
recipient who had work done on
her home, but then her house
caught fire and burned.
The Board approved moving
$2,619 out of reserves into Emer-
gency Managementto take advan-
tage of a slight and recent in-
crease in funding f or emergency
Management.
The Board approved a budget
amendment involving projects
that were not accomplished in the
prior fiscal year, and are now con-
tinued into 2001.

Alligator Point Erosion
Control Study
Representatives from Preble-Rish,
Coastal Technologies, DEP, and
the county, met with some 35
Point residents to be briefed on
the what the study has learned.
The Board will be presented with
a more refined study in about 60
days, but here are the highlights.
The consultants are looking at
three options for stabilizing the
shore in an area stretching for
about 5000 feet along the shore
in front of the campground, which
is the area that is eroding the fast-
est, and of course threatening the
road. The options are:
A) beach enhancement-pump up
beach sand to build the beach and
protect existing shoreline. Initial
cost $2.5 million, with a refur-
bishing cost of $900,000 every 7-
10 years. The high refurbishment
cost is because there will be noth-
ing to hold the sand in place, and
it is expected to wash away that
fast.
B) build offshore breakwater ap-
proximately 200 feet offshore. Ini-
tial cost $6.0 million, with refur-
bishment cost of $500,000 every
7-10 years. The refurbishment
cost is because of the large wave
action from the open Gulf will
eventually move rocks into sand.
C) build T-head groins & beach
fill. These groins win stick out
about 125 feet. Initial cost of $3.5
million and refurbishment cost of
$500,000 every 7-10 years.
The US Army Corps of Engineers
is trying to figure out where the
funds will come from, so that is
unknown, but I believe someone
said at the meeting that no mat-


Monarch Research

Project Draws
Standing Room Only
Crowd At Research

Reserve
Dozens of local folk crowded into
the Apalachicola Research Re-
serve last Thursday, January
26th, for a talk and slide show on
the Monarch Butterfly Research
Project by retired FSU Professor
Dr. Richard Rubino.
Dr. Rubino's informative presen-
tation centered on the Monarch
migration research project being
conducted at St. Marks in the
panhandle, but he also described
in details the life stages of the
butterfly and identified their mi-
gration patterns from the U. S. to
Mexico. His talk was received by
over 75 guests with standing room
only in the Research Reserve's lec-
ture hall.
Richard Rubino is Professor
Emeritus in Urban and Regional
Planning at FSU, and has also
taught at the Uniers'ity "6of
Wisconsin-Madison and Mel-
S. bourne University in Australia. .H
now spends his retirement time
Directing the monarch monitoring
Program at the St. Marks National
Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla
SCounty, and assisting in the set
Sup of other monitoring programs
Sin Apalachicola and Cedar Key.


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Kendrick Visits Schools; Board


ter what there will be a local
match, which might be as high as
50%.
All three choices are set to with-
stand a 25 year storm event,
which is essentially a 7 foot storm
surge, which is what Hurricane
Opal did on the Point. All three
leftp the road in the same place.
These three options, protect the
shore, but do not provide the resi-
dence with a secure evacuation
route for storms above a Category
2 hurricane.

Inquiry Into Blaske

Death Continues

The investigation into the gunshot
death of Louis Blaske, Jr. 18, Car-
rabelle is continuing. The
Franklin County Sheriffs Office
and the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement began their in-
quiries following a telephone call
about the shooting that occurred
on River Road in Carrabelle about
6:15 p.m. Wednesday, January
*24th.
The gun belonged to William E.
Larimore, 19. There was another
person present, a juvenile, when
the shooting occurred. The gun
was reportedly a .22 caliber
pistol.


By Sue Riddle Cronkite
State Representative Will
Kendrick visited schools in his
home county Thursday, February
1st. At the Franklin County school
board meeting that evening, Su-
perintendent Jo Ann Gander,
Board Chairperson Jimmy Gan-
der, members Katie McKnight,
Teresa Ann Martin, David Hinton,
and George Thompson, lauded
Kendrick or his caring attitude
toward students.
Gander, present Chair, presided
in the position Kendrick held for
many years, and suggested a
resolution thanking Kendrick,
and former Chair Willie Speed for
their long service to the schools
of Franklin County.
The board also approved hiring
former Superintendent Brenda
Galloway as Exceptional Student
Education Parent Services Spe-
cialist. In this position Galloway
will develop alternative education
program to address students with
behavioral or other difficulties in-
terfering with their schooling.
Charlotte Smith was approved as
Secretary for. Superintendent
Gander. She presented minutes
for the October 5, October 24,
November 9, and November 21
meetings which were approved
except for a couple of items of
clarification.
The board gave the go-ahead to
Assistant School Superintendent
Mikel Clark and David Meyer,
technology specialist, to pursue a
$425,000 district-wide grant for
training, hardware, software, and
personnel for distance learning
programs and Florida High School
On-Line, enabling the district to
offer those services to more stu-
dents.
In school board member reports
Martin said she had talked with
Denise Butler, Apalachicola High
Principal, about getting driver
education back and asked about
ROTC. Butler said she had re-
searched ROTC and the problem
was geographic: "They can only
have a certain number of pro-
grams within a certain area.
Chairman Gander suggested get-
ting Jimmy McCloud to speak tc
the Board about it.
Bob McDaris, Carrabelle Princi-


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pal, said his school had a great
Science Fair this year and is send-
ing a "good group to the regional
Science Fair in Quincy." The
school's stock market group came
in second in competition with
other schools, he said.
Ina Meyer, Chapman Principal,
reported that Eleanor Mount-
Simmons was named Teacher of
the Year at Chapman, and that in
addition to Science Fair activities
the school is getting in FCAT prac-
tice and tutoring 4th. 5th, and 6th
grades.
Butler reported that Nina Marks
was selected Teacher of the Year
at Apalachicola High, and said the
Science Fair had 87 entries.
Claudette Hamilton was chosen
to represent her school for the
District Governor's All-Star
Award. The National Junior
Honor Society is to induct 28 new
members. She said when seniors
receive acceptance to a college or
university or sign up for the mili-
tary it is announced at school with
a recent announcement that
Dakaya Floyd has been accepted
by Bethune Cookman College.'
Deborah Huckaba, Principal of
Brown Elementary, reported a
successful PTO fund-raiser, with
$630 raised, and she shot'a bas-
ket.
Nan Collins said the Workforce
Development Board's one-time
Carl Perkins culinary grant has
been a great success. Hinson said
he had "heard many good things
about the culinary arts program."
Assistant Superintendent Clark
had warned against getting one-
time grants and then having the
burden of continuing the expense.
"In this instance it really worked,"
said Collins.
Finance Director Terry St. Cyr is
setting up a system of number-
ing employment positions. "I'm
still informed there are no new
positions, that we are re-filling
funded positions." said Chairman
Gander. "That is correct," said St.
Cyr.
Among personnel recommenda-
tions approved were Karen Ward
and Misty Hitt, teaching, and
SGeorge F. Peddie, custodial, for
i Brown Elementary. It was also
.approved to advertise a bookkeep-
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9 February 2001 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMME

Mid-America Band In Apalachicola

February 24th In The February 2001 National Geographic
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The Mid-America Band, from Scott Air Force Base in Ohio, will per-
form for the veterans and the public at no charge from 1:00 to 2:30
p.m. on February 24h and is sponsored by Gulf State Community
Bank. The concert will be in Battery Park. This is a nationally recog-
nized orchestra of 45 active duty Airforce men and women who are
professional musicians. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs
or blankets.
Should the weather be too cold or wet, two shorter performances
with limited (250) seating will be held in the Dixie Theatre at 1:30 and
3:00. Priority of issue for these tickets will be youth musicians and
veterans. Everyone should request tickets and will be given tickets to
the Concert in the Park. Those who are veterans or musicians will
also be issued Dixie Theatre Seating tickets on a first request-first
issue basis (see ticket request form).
In conjunction with this event, the Veterans' organizations of Gulf,
Franklin and Wakulla Counties (see below) are sponsoring a veter-
ans' appreciation event in Battery Park (Apalachicola, Florida) on
February 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will include a BBQ
meal for veterans at no charge, who are members of any veterans'
organization, and $5/plate for the public. Veterans' organizations will
be on site to join members as needed. Each meal purchased by the
public should feed two veterans as the veterans' organizations of Gulf,
Franklin and Wakulla County and their generous community and
corporate sponsors have donated much of the supplies needed to
honor these veterans. Meal availability can only be assured with
pre-purchased tickets. To obtain meal tickets, complete the
Honor-A-Veteran form either including your veterans' information or
sending a check made out to 'Honor-A-Veteran' for $5 per person and
return these items with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to
Honor-A-Veteran, % Gulf State Community Bank, P 0 Box 488,
Apalachicola, Florida 32329. (Drive-Thru, pickup of meals will also
be available if you are not able to remain for the concert.
If you are able and willing to assist this veterans' recognition event
and free concert in the park, please contact any veterans' organiza-
tion listed below or myself at 653-9593 at Gulf State Community
Bank.
LTC (ret) David K. Butler
Concert in the Park Coordinator
Veterans Organizations
Gulf County
VFW Post 10069
American Legion Post 116
Franklin County
American Legion Post 82
American Legion Post 106
American Legion Post 169
AMVETS Post 107
Camp Gordon Johnston Association
Vietnam Veterans Association
Wakulla County
VFW Post 4538
Regulars Veterans Association 363
VFW Post 8285
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To Request FREE Tickets, deliver or mail this form and a self
addressed, stamped envelope to: HONOR-A-VETERAN, % Gulf
State Community Bank, P.O. Box 488, Apalachicola, FL 32329.
Please send me tickets (Limit of 4).
Name Ph#
Address email
City State Zip
OPTIONAL INFORMATION for inclement weather seating in Dixie
Theatre. Name of veteran's org. you are a member of
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Vol. 10, No. 3


February 9, 2001


Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors Tom Campbell
............ Barbara Revell
............ Rene Topping
............ Jimmy Elliott

Sales 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 Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein Alligator Point
George Chapel .... ......................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis Apalachicola
Rene Topping Carrabelle
Pam Lycett Carrabelle
David Butler Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........ ......... Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................... Eastpoint
Pat Morrison St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ............. St. George Island

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Rising-and People Are In Harm's Way
This brief report is about coastal and island dwellers risk of los-
ing their homes, or even their lives, as a consequence of rising
oceans. Sea levels have already risen six inches by 2000. By 2100,
the prediction is a rise by another 18.5 inches.
For more information: Climate Institute, Washington, D. C.
www.climate.org. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Geneva, Switzerland. www.ipcc.ch Resources and a forum at:
nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0102/earthpulse.


0NTARY

i


An Apology


Time was that shame caused delay, as did lack of courage and a
search for words. But now I shall do my best to give to you (the youth)
this delayed apology.
I am sorry your world is so barren, and it was so rich when I was you.
I am sorry that your nightmares come to you in the stark light on the
-daily news, and mine came with the night and were imaginary, that
the monsters aren't under your bed or just outside your window: but
in the air you are breathing and the food you are eating.
Our rivers are foul and deformed, our wetlands have been drained.
and all the life they held is no more. I apologize.
When I was you, there was no talk of thousands of unborn babies
who had perished at their mother's command.
There was a time when government and government agencies seemed
to have the' people's welfare as their goal, and life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness had meaning.
Kindness, loyalty, integrity and courage are colors of mankind; but
the colors of power and excessive wealth cannot blend, and yet they
are now our executioners and jailers. It was not always so.
Love and liberty are dying in our hearts, and our hearts will soon
become barren like the life in the once-rich wetlands. Some of us did
the draining, and others of us watched and were silent.
The great spirit nestled us in a land of bounty and beauty. The beauty
has been desecrated and the bounty we once killed for food we now
kill for fun.
Our smiles are false and our laughter hysterical.
The hearth that warmed and comforted me is now cold for you. Strang-
ers guide your steps, wash your face and make laws to defeat you;
and wonder still at the look of aloneness in your eyes.
I apologize to you for this day and for as many days as will come.
Marilyn Blackwell


Resignation


Dawn Evans Radford


Panhandle Writer On Oysterman Tragedy


Dawn Evans Radford, a member of the Panhandle Poets and Writers
Group in Carrabelle, read a poem she had written recently. She said
she felt compelled to write the following, after the tragedy of the two
Franklin County oystermen. She read the piece at the January 31
meeting of the writers group and consensus was that it was a deeply
moving tribute.
White Sock
If town talk could raise the drowned, the oysterman
would have surfaced before the next sunrise.
The details:
Two tourists shelling the beach found the oysterman
in knee-deep water twenty days later and ten miles
down current, after the northeaster's'
kicked-up bay water iced him down with a boatload
stacked with burlap bags of fresh oysters.
The buyer at the oysterhouse and his oyster
brothers over black thirty-nine-cent coffee at the baytown
cafe had said it won't worth it, and anyhow he needed
time to shake off last week's flu. He hacked a cough
and claimed that was the reason forcing him to go-
no money in the house ten days running' and they won't
nobody lining up to do it in place of him.
He adjusted the bill of his cap. and scanned the
coldest bay water in ten years' records, looked west
at the low gray clouds. He could tong and cull a couple of hours
and be at the dock before the wind blew in.
He nearly did. He was figuring dollars per bag,
not the speed of clouds, when he lay down his tongs
and switched his outboard into a drone,
and the first northwest growl rocked the boat.
They found it four feet deep, said it sank like a rock
and he'd froze in five minutes flat. They sold the bags
to help pay for the funeral, when and if they found him.
Other details: at the cape, twenty days and miles
down current, for early morning sellers to find:
one white woven oyster-culling glove, washed
clean of oyster muck, bleaching in the polished sand;
a blue billed cap, sand-blasted at the high tide line,
here yesterday and gone tomorrow; two scrub-holed thermal
socks a mile apart, riding tidal pool ripples, seaweed
sprouting from the holes in one.
Dawn Evans Radford
January 2001
Permission granted for Franklin Chronicle to publish. First publication
rights. Dawn Evans Radford, January 31, 2001, Panhandle Poets and
Writers Meeting.


Th rakinCroil

No itibtdi FakiSaul


Publisher's Note: Barbara Revell recently resigned from the
Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission. Her views
may be at variance from others but the concern over develop-
ment has certainly been the subject of many discussions at local
meetings such as the St. George Civic Club or the Franklih County
Commission. Indeed, the lamentation on the same subject by
Pam Vest in a recent issue of The Apalachicola Times is very
similar to Barbara Revell's viewpoint. Ms. Vest wrote about the
impact of island changes on the physical landscape and the com-
munity of St. George. While easy solutions are NOT in sight, the
fact that more individuals are expressing their views on growth
and "development" indicates any plan of action must involve the
community at the outset. Are these the "first shots" in a war of
words on "growth and development?"


Franklin County Commissioners
Franklin County Courthouse
Apalachicola, FL
Dear Commissioners:
Regretfully, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Franklin
County Planning and Zoning Commission effective March 1, 2001, or
sooner if a replacement is found. When I was appointed two years ago
I was pleased to be doing something for my County. I thought it was
an honor, privilege and my civic duty to serve. Since then I have be-
come quite disillusioned in the process. It appears to me to be a sham
and a waste of time, at least mine. There are other ways I can serve
my County.
Even if the P&Z recommends against a particular project, the person
making the request can go to the Board of Adjustments or appeal to
the Franklin County Commissioners. For awhile the County Com-
missioners paid very little attention to the P&Z Commission until
they almost had a revolt on their hands. Now, at least, they appear to
be paying more attention to P&Z.
I have come to the conclusion that the developers will get what they
want regardless of the possible deleterious effect on the County and/
or the environment. Nothing in this statement is intended to be a
reflection on the staff of the Planning and Zoning Office or any mem-
bers of the P&Z commission. I have become fond of all of them.
I think that, perhaps, the P&Z should be restructured. I think that
terms should be limited. One should not be allowed to serve indefi-
nitely on the Commission. Also, I think the County should be very
careful to ensure there is no conflict of interest on the Commission
Sand an effort made to reduce the number of realtors on the Commis-
sion.
Jimmy Mosconis frequently speaks about expanding the County's
tax base. It is my firm belief that growth DOES NOT pay for itself. The
more development and increase in population greatly impacts the
infrastructure'and the demands on the County increase. The County
should not encourage growth. It will happen anyway.
No one can slow down the rapid growth occurring in the County,
however it can and should be better controlled. Growth should not be
subsidized or encouraged.
For the above reasons I can no longer enthusiastically or in good
conscience continue to serve on the Franklin County Planning and
Zoning Commission. Thank you, however, for the opportunity to serve.
Sincerely,
Barbara Revell


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EDrIORIAL & COMMENTARY

Letter To The Editor

February 6, 2001
Dear Editor:


Ifyou measured the time frame of Jessie Jackson's self-imposed exile
and compared it with the time frame that it took Florida's new Jr.
Senator, Bill Nelson, to join the political correct and liberal bigots
that have inundated Washington, D.C,, you will find that Jessie and
Bill ran a neck and neck race. It was with some distaste and surprise
that I learned that our freshman Senator had joined hands with the
likes of Ted Kennedy and other Democratic liberals in an unsuccess-
ful attempt to defeat the nomination of John Ashcroft as Attorney
General.
According to news sources, Nelson and his new found friends op-
posed the Ashcroft nomination to be our Attorney General because of
Ashcroft's strong religious convictions and his opposition to gun con-
trol. Unless my sixth grade class teacher was wrong, this country
was founded by men and women seeking to practice their strong re-
ligious beliefs and have fought and died Tor the right to hold to these
beliefs ever since. As to gun control, has Mr. Nelson not read the
Second Amendment to our Constitution? Does Mr. Nelson want our
government to take away your right to own a firearm?
It would behoove us all to look beyond the pretty faces in the next
election and search the souls of those that wish to represent us. If we
are not careful whom we elect, a Federal Marshall will be at our door
in the not too distant future to confiscate our firearms. What is a
person to do? I suggest you join and support a conservative organiza-
tion. I joined the Republican Party.
Sincerely,
Willie Norred
St. George Island


FranklIin
Bulletin
Board

February 9 March 24, 2001
By Tom Campbell
February 9-Seminole Classic Soft-
ball with FSU, Florida International
University, University of Tennessee-
Chattanooga, and Florida A and M
University, all day. Lady Seminole
Soccer/Softball Complex, Chieftain
Way. For more information phone
644-1403. (February 9 to 11):
February 9-Concert at Ruby Dia-
mond Auditorium..Concert Band and
Symphonic Band, 8 p.m. Ruby Dia-
mond Auditorium, Westcott Building.
For more info, phone 644-3424.
February 12-5:00 p.m. Refuge
House Task Force Meeting. For loca-
tion or information, call 653-3313.
February 12-Tallahassee: Seven
Days of Opening Nights-Tallahassee
Symphony Youth Orchestra; 3 p.m.;
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott
Building. Phone 644-6500.
February 12-Wilderness Coast Pub-
lic Libraries-Serving Franklin,
Jefferson and Wakiilla Counties-
Governing Board Will meet on Monr-
day, February 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. at
the Wilderness Coast Public Librar-
ies Office in Crawfordville. For more
information phone 850-926-4571.
February 14-VALENTINE'S Day.
Mark your calendar!
February 15-Art Exhibit: "Pleasures
of Sight and States of Being". Open-
ing Reception, 6 9 p.m., Museum of
Fine Arts, Fine Arts Building, corner
of Copeland and Call Streets,
644-6836. Exhibit runs to April 1.
February 15-Tallahassee Seven
Days of Opening nights: The Suzanne
Farrell Ballet, 8 p.m., Ruby Diamond
Auditorium, Westcott Building. Phone
644-1000.
February 17-Bow Wow Ball (Benefit
for Humane Society). Harry A's on St.
George Island. For more information,
phone 850-927-3259.
February 18-Concert: Handel's
"Saul," an oratorio in three acts, part
of Tallahassee's Seven Day of Open-
ing Nights. 4 p.m., Opperman Music
Hall, Kuersteiner Music Building.
Phone 644-3424.
February 19-Concert: Harmonie
wind ensemble, 8 p.m., Opperman
Music Hall, Kuersteiner Music Build-
ing. Phone 644-3424.
February 20-Tallahassee's Seven
Days of Opening Nights: "Mark Twain
Tonight". Actor Hal Holbrook, 8 p.m.,
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Westcott
Building, 644- 1000.
February 22-Crooked River Light-
house-Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-
ciation-new meeting time and place:
4th Tuesday of the month, February
22, 6:30 p.m. at Yaupon Garden Club,
302 Avenue F, Carrabelle.
February 22-"The Diary of Anne
Frank," FSU; Mainstage production of
Frances Goodrich's and Albert
Hackett's play, newly adapted by
Wendy Kesselman, 8 p.m., Richard G.
Fallon Theatre, Fine Arts Building,
comer of Copeland and Call Streets.
Guest starring George Hosmer, a
member of the Dixie Theatre Summer
Repertory Acting Group, Summer
2000. Mr. Hosmer is currently teach-
ing acting at FSU.
March 3-St. George Island Charity
Chili Cookoff and Auction (Benefit for
SGI Volunteer Fire Department) St.
George Island. Phone 927-2753.
March 10-Camp Gordon Johnston
Parade and 10th Annual Reunion-
Carrabelle and Lanark Village. Phone
Sid Winchester at 697-3395 for more
details.
March 24-U.S. Air Force Aerial Dem-
onstration Team, the Thunderbirds,
bring their high-flying aerobatics to
Tyndall Air Force Base for the annual
Gulf Coast Salute. Air shows March
24 and 25, free and open to the pub-
lic. Free parking and free shuttle bus
transportation provided to the
'flightline show area. Demonstrations
include: Air Force Demonstration
Teams for the A-10 Thunderbolt II and
the F-15 Eagle, Navy F/A-18 Hornet.
Several civilian demonstrations are
scheduled-the Red Bull MIG-17
fighter, a vintage F-86 demonstration
by retired Air Force Colonel and Apollo
8 commander Frank Borman, and an
acrobatic demonstration by Susan
Dacy in her 450 horsepower Super
Stearman. "We are doing all we can
to treat our community to a great


event," said Maj. Dave Green. Gulf
Coast Salute Chairman. An F- 16
simulator ride and traveling display
are also available to young people.
Back by popular demand is "the
world's fastest 1957 Chevy pickup-
the 25,000 horsepower jet truck which
is guaranteed toelectrify audiences as
it rockets down Tynall's runway at
more than 300 miles per hour. Check
out the Gulf Coast Salute web site at
http://gulfcoastsalute.
homestead.com/index.html for fur-
ther information.

FWC Schedules

Artificial Reef

Public Workshops
The Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission has scheduled
two public workshops concerning
grant applications for artificial
reef construction and monitoring.
These grants are available to lo-
cal coastal governments and pri-
vate non-profit corporations that
include artificial reef construction
and monitoring in their bylaws.
The Commission is interested in
receiving public comment regard-
ing grant application forms, the
criteria to be used for evaluating
.grant applications, and the future
direction of the grant program.
The public is encouraged to par-
ticipate at these workshops,
which will take plac'e'from 3-5
p.m. as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Ave.
Destin
Thursday, Feb. 15
Fort Myers Beach Town Hall
2523 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach
Funding applications for artificial
reef projects must be received by
the Commission no later than 5
p.m. on March 2. Requests for
application forms can be made by
calling (850) 922-4340.


From The Southeastern Fisheries Association, Inc.

Eating Fish Is Good For You

AMA Study validates ish as reducing risks of mini-strokes in women


The Journal of the American
Medical Association released a
report of a study of 80,000 women
on a diet high in fish and con-
cluded fish was linked to reduc-
tions in the ischemic, or
clot-related strokes. which ac-
count for 83% of all strokes.
Women who ate about 4 ounces
of fish two to four times weekly
cut their risk of ischemic strokes
by 48%. Slightly higher reduc-
tions were found in women who
ate fish 5 times a week but there,
were relatively few women in that"
group."
And if that wasn't reason enough
to eat more fish, the American
Heart Association's position on
fish is that because of increased;
evidence 'of cardiovascular ben'i;:
efits of fish (particularly fatty fish)
consumption of at least 2 fish
servings per week is now recom-
mended. The bottom line is fish

is good for humans.


There are fish that can cause ill-
riesses if not handled properly,
particularly, mahi mahi, tuna,
Spanish mackerel, king mackerel
and a few more species that can
develop histamine unless kept
cold "from the boat to the throat".
This is why it is so very impor-
tant to purchase your fish from a
licensed fish business that has
been certified under the federal
Hazards Analysis and Critical
Control Point (HACCP) program.
if you purchase fish from a road
side vendor with no sanitation
facilities just ask yourself, how
does the sales person wash his
hands? If he relieves himself be-
hind a tree and then handles your
fish without washing his hands,
that's ugly.
Who checks the -.tal.e? Where
were the fish cauglit' Wh 'l'll? Have
they been doctored and brought
back to-having a fresh smell with
Clorox or som, other voodoo
chemical?


Wildlife Recreaion Creates

Economic Boon For Florida

Outdoor enthusiasts spent twice as much money last year in Florida
on hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing as Florida lottery players did
on buying tickets.
According to a recent study conducted by the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC) hunting, wildlife viewing and
saltwater and freshwater fishing annually generate approximately $5.5
billion in retail sales resulting in an economic impact to Florida of
$7.8 billion.
In addition, the study revealed sales tax benefits to the state are esti-
mated at $336 million, and 138,210 jobs are directly associated with
Florida's fish and wildlife-related recreation.
"The sheer scale of the economic benefits provided by fish and wild-
life to Florida's economy is one reason for maintaining wildlife popu-
lations and habitats in a healthy state," said Dr. Allan L. Egbert. ex-
ecutive director of the FWC.
The economic benefits by type of activity are:
Participants Retail Sales Sales Tax Economic Impact Jobs
Hunting 233.992 8356.812.910 $21.408.775 8383.994.869 12.492
Freshwater Fishing1.375.875 8958.117.52!1 $57.487,050 $1.029.352.539 18.759
Wildlife Viewing 3.938.918 81.887.887.300 $113.273.243 81.993.645.537 52.140
Saltwater Fishing 2.493;858 8$2.3951869r789 8143.752.189 $4.474.842.714 54.819

By, wayr o,cornparison:, ,,
Florida sales tax revenue from hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing
is more than the annual tuition paid by 34,000 in-state university
students.
More than one out of every five state residents are wildlife viewers
and, spend an average of $696 annually on trip-related and equip-
ment expenditures.
"Our strategy for maintaining abundant wildlife populations is to re-
mind decision makers that Florida's wildlife resources should be con-
sidered economic assets as well as natural assets to be conserved
and managed for the benefit of all Floridians," Egbert said..
The FWC recently completed the economic study of Florida's fish and
wildlife-related recreation in 2000. The study was based on the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and
Wildlife Associated Recreation, conducted by the U. S. Bureau of Cen-
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 01/31/01 Invoice No. b172
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Va' color Blue/Tan
Tag No Year 1983 stateFlorida in No. IFTDE14YXDHA35628
To Owner: Stephen and Teresa Jones To Lien Holder: Charles H. Scott
191 Ave. L 234Ave.F
Apalachicola, FL 32320 Apalachicola, FL 32329


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
01/26/01 at the request ofJonathon Rowe that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 191.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 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.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 03/08/01 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 below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971.
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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Complaints About Fuel for EMS Trucks
Compound Reactions

Centennial Healthcare Proposal to

Transfer Lease Creates Stir At

County Commission Meeting

At the end of the Tueday., Feb~lj ry. meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners, the, anOumeiit f a proposed change in the lease
agreement of Weeims I' ~ ..-z.'o' raised e'. -I: ..:Fi.'.; 'C. Commis-
sion, particularly Eddie Creaffr .- wo ,-. ..'. h... rs, jusi.
Centennial Healthcare sent a ~nwi~ 6 wm to heC Commission ad-
vising them that -1 -.' a .u, ,** .;- I-*' ..1r, lf :e-;- ,:'a wanted
to assign its t ig l v titlm e anlt ilter~Sd1 te w Ci r-p1waL,,: h- DasSee
Community H,:-lAh Systeffas LLC, oC,. bef13 e i.. 2001 Subsequent
discussion revealed that Centennial was sLhtiton tthie focus of its cor-
porate goals to include nro -..'.7-1 ho'".' .'-- '.' ...' .i:-r.: ,i elf of some
hospitals. The DasSee Community I i~ .., ~.. ;.'-. .- ir. was created
to assume control over the former Centenniial l~tspital, as explained
by Michael C. Lake, Senior Vice President of6r Cen nial, and soon to
become President of DasSee Co.r:i rrt, 'i r.' t Health Systems LLC.
The entire matter was tabled until the next meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners, when representatives of Centennial
and DasSee will present their credentials, and a review of the
rationale for seeking to transfer the lease.
Compounding the rising concern were two complaints about Emer-
gency Medical Services (EMS). A memorandum from hospital admin-
istrator Susan B. Ficklen described the situation r, iardir.: fuel prob-
lems for the trucks used to pickup and transport patients. She said.
"First, the E.M.S. crews have been reminded that there
is a process in place when they need fuel in the trucks.
The fuel became an issue because this process was not
followed. The fuel provider has been paid in full, and the
ambulance crews have money for fuel in their trucks."
"Second, the base rate of pay for paramedics has been
raised to be competitive with neighboring counties. There
are two Advanced Life Support trucks running 24 hours
per day, 7 days per week. We are currently seeking appli-
cants for E.M.S. staffing."


Incarceration Scheduled To Begin

For Nita Molsbee And Maxie Carroll

February 15th


According to the Judgment Order
handed down by Federal Judge
Robert Hinkle in December 2000,
Maxie Carroll (Eastpoint) and Nita
Molsbee (Carrabelle) were to
report under their own
recognizance to federal prison
authorities on February 15, 2001.
The third convicted and
sentenced defendant in the
Medicare fraud case, Thomas
Novak, self-reported to prison
authorities, and has been
transferred to a minimum
security prison camp near
Montgomery, Alabama on
February 5th.
All three defendants had received
varying incarceration times, and
have filed notices of appeal as
early as October 2000, but as of
last week, the Clerk's office at the
U. S. Court of Appeals (Atlanta),
they have not.received any appeal
briefs for any of the defendants.
March 6, 2001 is the deadline for
filing the appeal briefs in Atlanta.
If Molsbee or Carroll sought to
remain free on bond, a hearing
would have to be scheduled with
the Federal Court in Tallahassee
but the public file does not reveal
any such request, nor has any
been scheduled with Judge
Hinkle as of press time.
Brenda M. Molsbee was convicted
of conspiracy to commit mail
fraud, wire fraud, making false
statements, making and using
false documents and impeding
the Internal Revenue Service
(Count 1). She was also convicted
of making false statements on a
tax return (Counts 2,3,4 and 8)
and making false statements dur-
ing a bankruptcy proceeding
(Count 9). She is to be committed


to the custody of the U. S. Bu-
reau of Prisons to be imprisoned
for a term of 62 months. The
Court recommended that Ms.
Molsbee be designated to a facil-
ity as near to Carrabelle, Florida,
as possible. Her attorney has in-
dicated this would be the Federal
Correctional Institute, Tallahas-
see.
Maxie G. Carroll was convicted of
conspiracy to commit mail fraud,
wire fraud, making false state-
ments, making and using false
documents and impending the
Internal Revenue Service (Count
1). She was also convicted of mak-
ing false statements on tax re-
turns (Counts 5, 6 and 7). She is
to be committed to the custody of
the U. S. Bureau of Prisons to be
imprisoned for a term of 51
months. The Court recommended
that Ms. Carroll be designated to
a facility as near to Eastpoint,
Florida, as possible -This is likely
to also be the Federal Correctional
Institute, Tallahassee, although
the U. S. Marshall indicated to the
Chronicle that the exact location
may be changed.


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Theo franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


9 February 2001 Page 5


Hazardous Weather Awareness Week Is
b~.m-a.. I y f 0 ,,0 A


rueruary IV-Zarl
The Dept. of Community Affairs,
State of Florida, has proclaimed
February 19-23rd as Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week in or-
der to sensitize Floridians to pre-
paring for severe weather in the
coming months. A guide has been
prepared for distribution to pub-
ic and private schools statewide,
and is now available
on the internet at
www.floridadisaster.org.
The guide systematically identi-
fies five hazard areas with recom-
mendations to deal with (1) light-
ning, (2) hurricanes and flooding,
(3) tornadoes and thunderstorms
(4) marine hazards and (5) tem-
perature extremes and wildfires.
The appendix also contains in-
valuable data on the Florida
Warning and Information Net-
work, the warning process, use-
ful web sites and, of course, a
hurricane tracking map.


Steven M. Seibert, Secretary of the
Department of Community Af-
fairs, reminds Floridians that,
"...Keeping the public informed
and helping them make the right
decisions before, during and af-
ter a disaster is our primary fo-
cus. But this is only the first step.
Families must take some personal
responsibility in preparing for a
disaster. Every family should have
a disaster plan."
The guide was developed by state
and local emergency managers
and the national weather service
to help individuals, schools and
communities gain a more thor-
ough understanding of severe
weather and steps they can take
to help keep them safe during a
disaster.
Purchasing a weather radio that
can alert persons in times of se-
vere weather events is strongly
recommended as a first step in
such preparation.


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Dr. Michael Wilder Returns From

Bangladesh Success
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Tornado in the city.


Dr. Wilder visited a computer school while in Bangladesh.
He said the building looked like a "shack," but had all the
latest computer equipment.


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Dr. Michael Wilder rides an
'' elephant with a native driver
oil visit to India in 1974.



Coast Guard
Cutter SEAHAWK
Assists With
Shrimp Boat Fire
Quick action by the Coast Guard
Cutter SEAHAWK materially
aided in the putting down of a fire
aboard the fishing vessel ROLLIN
STONE in Carrabelle Harbor on
Friday, January 26th.
The SEAHAWK was departing
Carrabelle for a patrol about
11:10 a.m. when they contacted
the fishing vessel ROLLIN STONE.
The STONE, an 86 foot shrimper,
reported that they had a bunk fire
and were occupied with fighting
that but the fire soon spread out
of control. The SEAHAWK pulled
alongside with charged fire hoses
as their crewmen donned fire
fighting equipment, The cutter's
crew passed the hoses to the
ROLLIN STONE's crew who were
able to put out the fire through a
port window of the bunkroom.
The SEAHAWK escorted the
ROLLIN STONE back'f6_her moibi--
e--" aeTfer fit was' dtermiiied that
there were no injuries nor burin-
ing. The SEAHAWK is an 87-foot
coastal patrol boat homeported in
Carrabelle, Fl. She is designed for
week long coastal patrols and is
;equipped for search and rescue,
environmental protection, and
maritime law enforcement. The
SEAHAWK is commanded by
*Master Chief Boatsweain's Mate
George Wilson.


By Tom Campbell
Dr. Michael Wilder of Eastpoint
returned to Franklin County from
Bangladesh in December of 2000.
He is now living on St. George Is-
land and continues his work with
the Franklin County Health De-
partment.
He recently completed a
three-month volunteer assign-
ment to participate in the Stop
Transmission of Polio (STOP) ef-
fort.
The Centers for Disease Control.
WHO, the United Nations
Children's Fund, and Rotary In-
ternational are partner organiza-
tions in the global mission to
eradicate polio. "Every Child
Counts" is the slogan that STOP
has adopted to stress that all chil-
dren need to be reached and vac-
cinated against this disease of
polio.
Polio is an infectious disease
.caused by the poliovirus. It can
strike any age, but typically af-
fects children under three years
of age. While not all polio results
in paralysis, polio paralysis is al-
most always irreversible. In the
most severe cases, poliovirus at-
tacks the motor neurons of the
brain stem, resulting in difficulty
breathing and sometimes death.
The poliovirus was last prevalent
in America in the 1950's. The iron
lung was much feared then and
mothers were reluctant to send
their children to public swimming
pools.
The Americas have been certified
polio-free since 1994, and the
number of polio infected countries
is now down to 3Q.
The' uperr ,ofg, polio infeqteld
countries are now concentrated in
parts of sub-Saharan Africa and
the Indian sub-continent.
Dr. Wilder has a Masters Degree
in Preventive Medicine, in addi-
tion to,the M.D. He spent three
months in India in 1974 with the
successful Smallpox eradication


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program.
Bangladesh is considered one of
the polio virus "reservoirs," areas
where transmission is particularly
intense due to large dense popu-
lations, low routine immunization
coverage, and poor sanitation.
The target date for global polio
eradication is 2005. By then, it is
hoped, no child will lose life or
functionality again due to the po-
liovirus.

Purpose of Mission
The Duty Station of Dr. Wilder
were five districts: Faridur,
Rajbari, Gopalganj, Madaripur,
and Shariatpur. These five dis-
tricts have a total population of
more than 6 million people. The
five districts include approxi-
mately 4.5 percent of the nation's
150,000,000 people.;
His tour of duty was 10 Septem-
ber to 5 December, 2000.
The purpose of the mission was
to assist in the effort to interrupt
the transmission of wild polio vi-
rus, and leave behind an even
more organized network of highly
trained and motivated Public
Health Professionals and Volun-
teers who can rapidly detect and
respond to any subsequent rein-
troduction of wild polio virus into
Bangladesh's five Districts of the
Dhaka Division, south of the
Padma River.
This regional mission is part of the
larger national and international
Polio Eradication Programs. This
is a highly successful program
involving three key elements: .1.
Routine polio immunization (EPI),
2. National jmrmunization Days
(NIb);, and 3. Acute Flaccid Paraly-
sis'(AFP) surveillance. Each of
these elements must be demon-
strably in place and functioning
at a high level for three continu-
ous years without polio transmis-
sion in order for certification of the
nation and region as Polio Free.
Much progress has been made on
all of these elements over the past
few months and years.
During this past year (2000), the
amount of polio virus is estimated
to have been reduced by 97 per-
cent. In 1999, wild polio virus was
isolated from 29 cases, with an
additional 293 clinically con-
firmed polio cases.
That compares most favorably
with only one (1) virus confirmed
and an additional 116 clinically
confirmed cases of polio this past
year, 2000.
These improved data are bolstered
further by the concomitant im-
provement in polio surveillance
sensitivity as represented in na-
tional statistics.
As Bangladesh enters the new
millennium, the country is poised
on the brink of interrupting the
transmission of wild polio virus
and, if this momentum can be
sustained for the next three years,
polio free certification will follow,
on schedule, in 2004. This is Dr.
Wilder's hope.
He points out that there is a great
need not to "take public health
and preventive medicine for
granted. It takes a lot of dedicated
souls and very little money to keep
us all well."
He pointed out that "there was a
great deal of other totally prevent-
able diseases occurring with great
frequency such as tetanus. That
horrible disease is seldom seen
here in the U.S.,... due to rou-
tine immunizations. Not so in
Bangladesh. I noted more cases
there, in areas the size of two U.S.
counties, than seen in the entire
U.S. per year. They have Tetanus
Wards in their hospitals!"
There, he said, only one percent
of the infants with neonatal teta-
nus survive.
There is much in the U.S. for
which to be grateful, not the least
of which is the tremendous pro-
gram of public health and preven-
tive medicine. Dr. Wilder and his
co-workers are to be congratu-
lated.
They should never be taken for
granted.


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reported that all permits have been issued, and the concrete pilings for the super structure are being put into place.


Some of the beneficiaries of the new branch library in
Carrabelle.


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Boyd Meets

With Cheney

In the first, of what he says will
be regular trips to Capitol Hill',
Vice President Dick Cheney met
with Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) and the fiscally
conservative Blue Dog Coalition.
Vice President Cheney called the
meeting on February 6th to pitch
the Administration's tax package
to the Blue Dogs.
Rep. Boyd, a leader of the Coali-
tion, felt the meeting was "produc-
tive and positive." "The Blue Dogs
have taken a unified position that
the national debt reduction is the.
best financial service the Con-
gress can give to the American
people." The Blue Dogs have a
reputation for being fiscal watch-
dogs and tout the mantra of re-
sponsible budgeting. "Fiscal dis-
cipline drove our nation to where
it is today. We can not throw away
a decade of hard work and re-
sponsibility," added Boyd.


The Blue Dogs, who will unveil
their own budget proposals within
the coming weeks, have endorsed
a "50-25-25" equation for respon-
sible budgeting. The formula
would put the Social Security and
Medicare Trust Funds off limits,
use half of the surplus to pay
down the national debt and divide,,
the remaining surplus between
tax cuts and spending priorities
such as Agriculture, Education
and National Defense. "We have
a budget surplus that is large


Franklin County Commissioners wield their gold-tipped
shovels.


The context for the historic ground-breaking.


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Denise Butler with Eileen
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enough to provide solvency for
Social Security and Medicare,
hammer away at the national debt
* and increase funding for
American's priority programs, but
we must do this in the confines of
a fiscally responsible and com-
mon-sense budget framework."


Friends Of
Florida State
Forests
New program enables public to
help enhance state's natural
resource.
Florida residents now have a di-
rect role in helping enhance their
state forests through a
public-private partnership that
allows them to contribute funds
directly to projects of their choice.
Friends of Florida State Forests
is a not-for-profit corporation
founded by concerned citizens
and approved by the Florida Leg-
islature to help the state's Divi-
sion of Forestry with its forest
management needs. It was cre-
ated to enable individuals, orga-
nizations and businesses to con-
tribute toward general forestry
operations or toward specific for-
estry projects.
The Division of Forestry, part of
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services.
has been the state's lead agency
for managing state forests for
more than 60 years. Currently,
the division manages 29 state for-
ests encompassing more than
834,000 acres. More than a
half-million people visit Florida's
state forests each year.
"Friends of Florida State Forests
helps fill an important need by
augmenting government funding
with private contributions for for-
est enhancement projects," Divi-
sion of Forestry Director Earl
Peterson said. "It is an excellent
opportunity for the outdoor rec-
reational business community
and individuals to promote rec-
reation as a part of their interest."
For more information, contact:
Program Coordinator
Friends of Florida State
Forests, Inc.
3125 Conner Boulevard, C-21
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650
Telephone: (850) 414-0869
E-mail: FFSF@doacs.state.fl.u6
Web site: www.fl-dof.com


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HOMES WITH ACREAGE/LOTS
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WAKULLA COUNTY
WATERFRONT HOMES
* Oyster Bay! Two houses, two docks! Main house has 1,430 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA,
fireplace, mezzanine deck, with workshop, CHA, and majestic view of the bay. Guest
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boat. Just $229,000. 143WWH.
* Mashes Sands Rd! 2BR/2BA block home with lots of character, hardwood floors,
screened porch, storage area with utility room and dock. $210,000. 155WWH.
* Ochlockonee River! Two houses on beautiful wooded lot just minutes from the
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Harare, Capitol Of Zimbabwe

Children Of The Street

By Brian Goercke
By the gates of their palaces.
I have uttered my lamentations,
And all have paid a deal ear to me.
They hear me cry...
But they seem not to hear what they hear.
-From the poem. "Lamentations q/'a Street Child."


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It is estimated that 10,000 childel-l H10W spend a considerable por-
lion of their lives on the streets of iihianiam r' Some live permanently
on the streets, while others are tellpoa. nU r-esidents. Many more come
to the streets and spend a large part of their days working or begging.
Even though a child may spend ilw i .ijrui i\ of his or her time on tifw
street, that person may not be rc-rigi, i'rd by social workers and relief
or.irs:i..I(in-s as a street child.
UNICEF regards those children who live permanently on the streets
as "children of the streets." These are the country's most '1,- i-t r.i-
children. Food, lothing and shelter are their primary '-crj I II-,
are at tremendous risk of contracting illnesses and are more likely t6
be abused by members of society. They are by definition street liii
dren.
Children who have homes, but still spend their days working or beg-
ging oti the streets are classified by UNICEF as, "children on the
streets." They are still quite needy. Although they do have shelter, it
does not mean that their homes contain food. 1M.Iu-, must go to the
streets in order to obtain what their homes do not provide.

About Street Life: Gangs
Most children who find themselves living on the streets for prolonged
periods of time eventually join these small gangs. These gangs con-
sist of approximately 10i20 members, per group. They are somewhat
territorial and there are cases of violence between the city's gang mem-
bers. However, violence is by no means as severe as that which is
experienced in the states. Of course, if guns were as readily available,
the country's gang violence could be as horrific.
Street children join these gangs more out of necessity than for pur-
poses of status among peers. Gangs offer the younger and more vul-
nerable children protection from older boys who may otherwise at-
tempt to harass and exploit them. Gang membership also provides
companionship for street kids and may even lead to job opportuni-
ties.
To live alone on the streets of the city is to live with almost no human
contact. Gangs provide identity to those who have almost nothing to
call their own. Mainstream society does everything in their power, to
ignore street children. Its people avoid eye contact and limit dialogue
to just a few words or phrases; such as, "Aiwal (No!)". "Handina Mari
(I don't have money)" and "Handidi (I don't want anything)."
There are some work opportunities for those living on the street. Of-
ten, being a part of a trusted group of children may lead to temporary
employment opportunities. If a person or business gains respect and
confidence in a certain gang, affiliation with such a group can be


Students at Streets Ahead enjoy bread and tea.

financially profitable. Even on the city's streets, networking is essen-
tial.

Making Money and Surviving
There are a variety of ways in which street children generate funds or
food to survive from day to day. Some of the more popular jobs in-
clude washing cars and guarding property during the evenings. Some
children look after local shops in the city and are rewarded with left-
over food or spare change, .
Some of the children attempt to vend sweets, popcorn and cigarettes
throughout the city. Often, they do so without vending licenses and
are therefore targeted by police officers in the area looking for a bribe.
Sometimes the officers just confiscate the young vendor's goods.
These homeless children often work at bus terminals by directing
prospective passengers to the vehicles of their temporary employers.
Those with artistic talents and adequate funds for supplies sell their
crafts mostly to tourists on the streets. Others perform music or drama
in the city square on Second Street.
Unfortunately, young girls who come to the streets frequently go di-
rectly into prostitution. The girls are usually so desperate that they
do not consider the consequences of their choice of lifestyle. Society,
which refers to them as commercial sex workers, seems to tolerate
their heavy presence throughout the business sections of the city. In
the more prominent, residential areas, they are usually discouraged
from soliciting customers.
Begging is one the more common ways for needy boys and girls to
raise money. Some of these children begin begging as young as two
and three years of age; their parent bring them to the streets with the
hopes that passers-by will take pity on such young, unfortunate chil-
dren and give generously. The older the child becomes, the less likely
people will be to toss coins in their direction.
Those who beg for their bread often frequent the busiest intersec-
tions of the city to solicit from motorists and pedestrians. It's usually
an all day affair. Many of these children know very little English,
which makes it difficult for them to beg from those most likely to give
such as tourists. Their common refrain is, "hungry baas*, hungry."
The children who are unable to raise enough money through begging
are often forced to pick through garbage bins located behind restau-
rants and convenience stores. One of the main concerns, though, is
that some of the stores spray their bins with pesticides.
(*The word baas is an Afrikaner word, which was used during apart-
heid and essentially means sir. Native Africans at that time were ex-
pected to greet their white counterparts with this word.)
Sleeping Conditions
Of all things relating to street life, the conditions in which these chil-
dren are compelled to sleep upsets me the most. It's hard for me to
accept that children as young as.eight and nine years old are sleeping
on the city's streets. And I don't know what to do to change their
circumstances.
They sleep on the sidewalks with their friends huddled nearby. They
sleep in drainage ditches and tunnels, which become dangerous dur-


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ing the rainy season, hey sleep in parks while the weather is ilt';r.
and in bus terminals when it is overcast.
These ,' !'irr, l ofi~ ~ the front steps of shops and in the back
.;;*,-',': ti xy the .,.," bins.. They sleep on the green located lust out-
side of' freed area by :'- ~P Station on Samara Machef Avenue.
And on winter evning they huddle around small fires to chase the
ehilU from their boes..
leepeing night after a;i t the streets of city takes its toll on these
rhildreli. Their skin beeoeo cracked and illness latches onto them.
'l*l-, hair becomes liee filed and W heir teeth rotten. Their clothing
beomesl dirty and iwoorn.- A nd : .'.,: r', their whole systems break
down,
The streets ilnfect l ofi-:, wi fis t lcWhure of'hJm-, and promiscuity.
Some have 'il:, '. iln, r .::k......' ;-, from the freedom that the streets
supposedly offer, In al! i,,, t,:.- 't eedom is an illusion. Living on
these urban streets makes them svanI ard enemies to mainstream
society. They are the twst easy to exploit and most difficult to repre-
sent.

Drug Use
I never give money to children of the streets% I know all too well that
this money may be used to purchase glue, which is their drug of
choice. Street children say that ,r;;ill:;: glue helps them to forget
their miserable lives. It eases their hunger and makes them oblivious
to the cold.
These children sniff glue from plastic milk bags. They make few at-
tempts to hide their consumption of the drug. At many of the inter-
sections, they hold these bags to their face with one hand while put-
ting another outstretched hand through a bus or car window. "Hun-
gry, baas, hungry."
Marijuana and alcohol are also abused on the streets, though not to
the extent of glue, Alcohol is just as accessible to them; most minors
can purchase alcohol with very little difficulty. However, alcohol is
not as potent as glue. It does not seem to masque reality quite as
effectively as glue. Marijuana is also fairly accessible on the streets,
though some children are reluctant to use it because they say that it
causes insanity.
So they sniff glue ... hourly, daily and weekly. They inhale this venom
at eight, nine, ten years of age and continue as long as they remain
children of the streets. It is an integral part of street culture.

Getting Involved
During my first few months in Harare, I worked solely with former
street children at Lovemore Home. I listened to their testimonial of
surviving street life. These children now seem to be well adjusted and
living very healthy lives. They just needed a chance, and Lovemore
Home was there to help them.
On my daily walks to and from Lovemore Home, I came into contact
with many of the children "of' and "on" the street. I became more
familiar with them, and even began to know to some by name. And I
wondered whether their lives could be transformed as dramatically
as those living at Lovemore Home. Did they just need a chance?
It didn't take long for me to realize that I wanted to work with the
city's street children in some capacity. I wasn't sure exactly what 1
could do for them. I just knew that I wanted to get involved.

Streets Ahead
In mid-September, I began visiting some of the various shelters in the
city of Harare. I wanted to see what services these shelters provided
and whether they needed volunteer assistance. One particular shel-
ter located on Samora Machel Avenue grabbed my attention almost
immediately. Many of the children that I had met regularly on the
streets visited this shelter frequently. It had a caring staff and offered
many programs to the youth. This shelter was Streets Ahead.
Streets Ahead is a day shelter. Unlike Lovemore Home, it does not
provide overnight accommodations to the homeless. Streets Ahead
offer a variety of recreational and educational activities to the chil-
dren; it provides one daily meal and has bathroom facilities for the
children to wash themselves and their clothes.
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Youth leaders prepare bread and tea for Reading and
Feeding program at Streets Ahead.

Mr. Markim Wakatama, Director of Streets Ahead, informed me that
approximately 1,000 children were living permanently on the streets
of Harare. Between 50-100 of these children he said, visited his shel-
ter on a daily basis. And, yes, he could use some volunteer assistance
at Streets Ahead.
Lovemore Home's program director gave his blessings for me to work
each Friday at the day shelter. Now, I just needed to figure out how I
could best help a group of children with a mountain of needs.

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From Donna Barber,
Coordinator
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Winner: Cody DiOrio
Alternate: Erica McKnight
Carrabelle Middle School
Winner: Chris Totten
Alternate: Daren Hoffman
All four will participate in the
County Spelling Bee on February
15th at 1:00 p.m. at the County
Office.


At left, Carolyn Hatcher, York, received an award from
Secretary-Treasurer of Carrabelle School for
Panhandle Poets and Writers "increasing children's
and published poet Jean awareness of the arts"
Paige of Carrabelle/New presented by Marian Morris.


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Children of the Street from Page 7

The Reading and Feeding Program

A group of students from a nearby Catholic school had already begun
a tutoring program at Streets Ahead. They were mostly working with
the shelter's more advanced children on secondary school level les-
sons. I did not want to duplicate their efforts. I also felt that the
shelter's more basic learners would benefit from a program with les-
sons appropriate to their abilities.
I decided to focus on basic reading, writing and mathematics. Special
lessons to develop life skills would also be taught. And, to ensure that
both their minds and bodies would he nourished, food would be in-
cluded. This was to be the foundation of The Reading and Feeding
Program.
For the first two sessions, I briefly interviewed each child in atten-
dance to determine their education level and educational interests. I
brought along some old math workbooks and primary school readers
from Lovemore Home's library to help me through these sessions.
As I became more familiar with my students, I. tried to make the les-
sons more personal. I began writing fictional short stories about young
Zimbabweans involved in real life situations. This seemed to generate
more interest in the reading and comprehension exercises, and some
even asked me to write about their lives.
After my first month at Streets Ahead, I felt that the program had
generally been successful. Between 10-15 children visited my class
weekly. However, a lingering problem remained; some of the children
understood very little English, and were not grasping the entire les-
sons. I know a fair amount of Shona vocabulary but am far from
fluent in the language.
Help arrived in the person of David.Jimmy Bricks, a youth leader
affiliated with Streets Ahead. We were able to collaborate on each
session. While I plan all of the lessons, Mr. Bricks agreed to help
conduct some of the lessons in both English and Shona. His pres-
ence in the classroom has made a big difference.


Providing Food

To get the feeding program started at the shelter, I've had to use my
own funds. This has not been too expensive ... approximately $300
weekly in Zimbabwe currency (U.S. $6) to purchase such food items
as fruit, bread, margarine, tea and sugar. I've 'begun writing to US
corporations based in the country such as Coca-Cola and Colgate, to
see if they may be willing to contribute to the feeding program. I've
also requested that a food drop box be placed in the Peace Corps
office.
Bringing food to the shelter has its positive and negative aspects. On
the positive side, providing food makes it easier for children to attend
lessons; they might otherwise be reluctant to leave the streets be-
cause working/begging often yields food money.
Providing food has also been a great way of recruiting potential stu-
dents. I usually walk a considerable distance down Samora Machel
Avenue with the food. When I arrive at places, where the kids congre-
gate, usually one or two of them offer to carry the food to the shelter.
- nd 'they often stay for lessons when they reach Streets Ahead.


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On the negative side, there's always the lingering thought that I'm
bribing the children with food to learn. And learning, of course, should
he its own reward. Also, there are some children who attend sessions
just for tile food. Some sleep during lessons and expect food during
break and lunch time. I find it hard to refuse any of these children
food when it's available. Those who participate during lessons are not
happy that less interested parties receive food. This sometimes cre-
ates morale problems but it is hopefully something that can he rem-
edied as the program matures.

Departing Thoughts

Working with street children requires a tremendous amount of laith
in the human potential. The emotional and financial challenges that
these young individuals must confront are monumental. And still.
they return daily to the city's shelters with the hope of improving
their lives.
Some come to these shelters looking only for the basic necessities
they provide. For their own reasons these children are not ready to
leave the streets. Others participate faithfully in the educational ac-
tivities that are offered. They want a different life, but they don't know
how to obtain it.
I understand that many of these children of the street have limited
futures. Many will lose their lives to the streets. I can have only a
limited impact on their lives. I can only tend to the symptoms of this
social disease that plagues them. It will take more than one person to
get to the root of this illness.
If I have helped to validate the existence of some of these individuals
... if I have caused hope to surface even briefly ... if I have helped
them to imagine a world better than street life, then I have not wasted
my time.
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
-Special thanks to David Jimmy Bricksfor providing large amounts of
information about street life to make this article possible.


Brian Goercke may be contacted through this
address: Post Office Box A773; Avondale,
Harare; Zimbabwe, Africa or e-mail:
brian_goercke@yahoo.com.


Attendance At

Panhandle

Poets And

Writers -Meeting

Sets Record

By Tom Campbell
In their first meeting of the new
year 2001, the Panhandle Poets
and Writers Group set a record
for attendance. There were eigh-
teen writers at the meeting held
in the Episcopal Church in Car-
rabelle, one from Canada, one
from the Philippines, two from
New York, two from Michigan, one
from Illinois, one from Ohio, and
others from St. George Island,
Apalachicola, Carrabelle and La-
nark Village.
Jean Paige, a published author
from New York, read some works
from her book, "Whispers From a
Silver Bracelet."
Dawn Evans Radford, a poet from
Apalachicola, read her piece
called "White Sock,",which.iwas ,
inspired by the recent tragedy in-
volving the drowning of the
'Franklin County oystermen. The
writers group was impressed by
the moving quality of the work
and Ms. Radford was requested
to allow her poem to be printed in
The Franklin Chronicle, to which
she agreed. The poem can be
found elsewhere in this edition.
An Award was presented from the
Carrabelle School by Marian Mor-
ris to Carolyn Hatcher, Secre-
tary-Treasurer of Panhandle Po-
ets and Writers. The award read:


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Ms. Hatcher had joined Jean
Paige in reading selections from
their works before some of the
children in the Carrabelle School.
The children were "spellbound" by
the writers as they read their
works, according to Marian Mor-
ris.
The Panhandle Poets and Writers
Association will meet regularly the
last Wednesday of the month
through February, March and
April. Anyone interested in writ-
ing, or just listening to writers
read their works, may attend the
meetings, which begin at 7 p.m.
at the Episcopal Church in
Carrabelle.


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Obituaries

Jack Terry Ward
Jack Terry Ward. 84. died on Thurs-
day. January 25. 2001 at Joan Clancy
Memorial Hospital in Duluth. GA. A
native of Malvern. AL. Jack had been
a longtime resident of Apalachicola
before recently moving to Georgia. He
was a retired U.S.A.F. Colonel and was
retired from the U.S. Army Property
Disposal Agency. He attended Trinity
Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. He
is survived by his great-nieces: Terry
Luke & husband. Steve and Nancy
Stallings: his great-nephews Michael
Stallings & wife. Susan. Ward
Stallings & wife. Donna. Bill Stallings
& wife. Leah, and Russ Stallings &
wife. Cathy: his great nieces and neph-
ews: Claire Parker. Mark Stallings.
Emily Boimare. Arianne & Sam
Stallings. Sara. Jessica & Parker
Stallings. and Cameron. Caroline &
Lansdell Stallings: and many dear
friends in Apalachicola. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Tuesday. January
30. 2001 at Trinity Episcopal Church
in Apalachicola. Interment followed in
the Malvern Cemetery in Malvern. AL.
All arrangements were under the di-
rection of Kelley Funeral Home.
Apalachicola. FL.

Jaime Arin Stefanko
Jaime ArinStefanko. 21. of Apalachi-
cola. died on Saturday. January 27.
2001 due to injuries sustained In an
automobile accident. Born in Talla-
hassee. Jaime had lived in Apalachi-
cola for 15 years. She was a server at
Tamara's Cafe Floridita and a sales
associate at Chez Funk. both in
Apalachicola and she was Catholic by
faith. Jaime was loved by everyone.
She is survived by her mother. Mary
Lou & husband Michael Athorn of
Apalachicola: her father. Jim & wife
Sharon Stefanko. Jr. of Eastpoint: her
grandparents: Jim & Vern Stefanko
of Eastpoint and Clifford & Sheila
Athorn of Binghampton. NY: two
step-brothers: Richard Brown and
J.R. Serrato, both of Eastpoint.
Memorialization by cremation. A me-
morial service was held on January
30. 2001 at Lafayette Park in
Apalachicola. Those desiring may
make a contribution' to a charity of
your choice in memory of Jaime.
Kelley Funeral Home. Apalachicola.
FL, in charge of arrangements.
Bruce Emmerson Keith, Jr.
Bruce Emmerson Keith, Jr.. 44. of
Carrabelle. died on December 28.
2000 while working on the Apalachi-
cola Bay. A native and life-long resi-
dent of Carrabelle, Bruce was an
oysterman and attended Living Wa-
ters Assembly of God Church in
Apalachicola. He is survived by his
daughter. Heather Keith of Kinard: his
parents. Bruce & Anna Keith of Car-
rabelle: two brothers: Alga Keith and.
David Keith. both of Carrabelle: three


sisters: Vicky Keith & Helen Keith
Haulotte, both of Carrabelle and
Ruthann Stine of Sharps Chapel. TN:
his grandmother. Mrs. Louise Keith of
Wewahitchka: and one granddaugh-
ter. Thelma Haven Keith. Funeral ser-
vices were held on January 29. 2001
at the First Assembly of God Church
in Carrabelle. Interment followed in
the Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle.
All arrangements were under the di-
rection ofKelley-Riley Funeral Home.
Carrabelle. FL.

Louis Edward Blaske, Jr.
Louis Edward Blaske. Jr.. 18. of Car-
rabelle. died on Wednesday. January
S24. 2001 in Carrabelle. Born in Talla-
hassee. Louis had lived his life in Car-
rabelle. He was a landscaper and had
attended Carrabelle High School
where he played football and baseball
for the "Carrabelle Panthers". He was
Baptist by faith. He is survived by his
mother. Belinda Blaske of Monticello:
his father. Louie E. Blaske of Carra-
belle; his brother. James Robert
Blaske of Monticello: his maternal
grandmother. Velma O'Neal of Carra-
belle: his maternal great-grand-
mother. Dora Parramore of Mt. Pleas-
ant. FL: his paternal grandparents.
Jerry & Rita Blaske of Carrabelle: and
his paternal great-grandmother.
Beulah Carroll of Carrabelle. Funeral
Services were held on Saturday. Janu-
ary 27. 2001 at the Carrabelle United
Methodist Church in Carrabelle. In-
terment followed in the Evergreen
Cemetery in Carrabelle. All arrange-
ments were under the direction of
SKelley-Riley Funeral Home. Carra-
belle. FL.

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Saturday, March 3, 2001

8:00 AM Red Pepper 5K Run

8:30 AM Booth Set-up (Booth construction & area setup will be allowed from 12
noon Friday 10 AM Saturday)

9:30 AM Crock Pot Chili Must Be On Site, Minimum One Gallon.
Anything Goes (Prepare at Home)
$5.00 Entry Fee Required. I.C.S. rules do not apply. Chili to be sold.
All proceeds going to S.G.I. Charity Cookoff. Prizes awarded to 1st,
2nd and 3rd places.


9:30 AM Cooks meeting. International Chili Society (ICS) rules will be in effect.
Copies will be provided upon request.

10 AM Preparation time chopping, slicing, marinating, but NO COOKING,
NO STOVES OR FIRES LIT!
Remember International Chili Society (ICS) Rules in effect: No beans,
pasta, etc chili prepared on site from scratch; no prepackaged chili
mixes; meat may be cut, sliced or ground in advance, but not treated
or cooked except during competition. Stoves officially lit at 11:00 AM;
judging at 2:00 samples delivered to judging area promply-at 2:01 p.m.
No Exceptions.

This is a fund-raising event*and you may prepare more than four
quarts which will be sold at your booth for $1.00. (We provide cups
and spoons.) All proceeds after your expense will go to the S.G.I.
Charity Chili Cookoff. A special prize will be awarded to the team
raising the most money.

10-11:00 AM Crock Pot Chili Judging

11:00 AM Fire-up the stoves the three hour cooking period starts.

11:00 AM Judges meeting ALL EVENTS meet at Judges tent.

11:00 AM Auction Starts

11:15-11:30 AM Crock Pot Chili Awards presented at the Crock Pot Booth. All
participants should be present.

11:30-12:15 Booth/Showmanship Judging

12:15-12:45 Miss Chili Pepper Judging

12:45-1:15 Mister Hot Sauce Judging

2:00 PM Cooking Stops, Stoves off, Fires out. DELIVER Samples to Judging
Area. Judging Starts.

3:30 PM Awards Will be presented in the Chili judging area.


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Earlier, the Commission voted to
re-establish the Amelia Island
Critical Wildlife Area to include
three additional miles of shoreline
that may be posted if used by,
nesting or wintering shorebirds or
seabirds. Corridors for pedestrian
and vehicle traffic will be main-
tained as long as beach driving
remains legal.
Commissioners also established
Hardee Lakes Park in Hardee
County as a Fish Management
Area (FMA). However, the area will
be closed to public access while
the agency works out an appro-
priate set of regulations and al-
lows the fish population to im-
prove. In addition, the FWC es-
tablished public access, ft har-
vesting and boating regulations
for the Lake Piney Z FMA in Leon
County.
The fisheries staff delivered re-
ports concerning freshwater and
saltwater hatcheries and stock
enhancement programs and ex-
otic freshwater fish programs.


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The Commission also recognized
retired biological administrator
James L. Schortemeyer and re-
tired maintenance mechanic
Larry Janek for their 30 years of
service and retired chemist Homer
E. Royals for his 28 years. In ad-
dition, the American Fisheries
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The next Commission meeting is
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ficial reef. It was from Coastal Reef
Builders from Pensacola and was
for $23, 100,just under the Grant
amount of $25,000. It was recom-
mended the Board approve, which
they did as the motion carried.
Dave Hemphill, Landscape Archi-
tect with Baskerville-Donovan,
reported on the remaining work
to be done on the city's Riverwalk.
Completion of the Riverwalk Park.
Plans were approved. It was
pointed out that the "retaining
wall on the river" would be the
largest portion of the remaining
work.
Payment of Invoice #64352 was
tabled until the March meeting.
Approval to pay Invoice #64786 -
$2,267, Regulatory Coordination,
motion carried.
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Engineer Grady Lee Marchman,
Chief, Bureau of Surface Water,
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District, reported on Storm
Water in Franklin County and
said that Carrabelle has a "good
record. Carrabelle has good con-
trol generally of storm water."
He said it was "no threat to
Apalachicola Bay, in 1996 and
1997." But he did point out that
Carrabelle needs a Storm Water
Plan for the future.
Mr. W. J. Oaks addressed the
Commissioners concerning the
Water Users Agreement and asked
for credit to his daughter on a bill
that had been paid. The commis-
sioners agreed that the wording
of the agreement was confusing
and moved to give Mr. Oaks'
daughter the requested credit.
The motion carried.
Approval was moved for increase
of the city's liability insurance
from $300,000 to $1 million. Mo-
tion carried.
Consideration was given to the
annexation of the city's new wa-
ter plant into the city's corporate
limits. It was pointed out this
would include "just the road and
the plant," but not Freda White's
property, 54 acres. The motion
carried.
Under "New Business," there were
12 items, and some of them were:
Approval was given to the Ameri-
can Red Cross for Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week, the
third week of February, 2001.
Also, support of Disaster Resis-
tant Neighborhoods. Sheila Cozier
is Coordinator of the program,
which deals with flash flooding,
hurricanes, forest fires and tor-
nadoes. A Proclamation was read
by City Clerk Rebecca L. Jackson,
approving the American Red
Cross for Hazardous Weather
Awareness Week, the third week
of February.
Approval was given for Mr. Joe
Ham volunteering eight (8) hours
a month to the Carrabelle Police
Department, to keep up stan-
dards, "contingent on the insur-
ance coverage" being all right for
this volunteer service. The motion
carried.
Approval was recommended by
the mayor to hire Carl Renfro as
a full-time police officer. The
mayor pointed out that FDLE
grants will be granted in 30 days,
and Mr. Renfro will be hired back
at the budgeted salary. The mo-
tion carried.
Approval was given for installa-
tion of restroom in the Carrabelle
Police Department at an esti-
mated cost of $700, to come from
the Capital Funds Project. Motion
carried.
Freda White of Bayside Realty
came before the commissioners,
representing the Citizens Federal
of Port St. Joe. She requested pro-
cedures to close the alley between
8th Street and 9th Street, which
would affect the property next to
IGA in Carrabelle. Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at
8:40 p.m.


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