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Volunteers...


Givethe


Time of


Their Lives,!




Senior Center Treats Volunteers

To Lunch

By Rene Topping
With a theme of "Volunteers Are Shining Stars," and tables deco-
rated with "lace" table clothes and bowls of pink flowers, Franklin
County Senior Center was transformed into banquet hall on March
31. Ninety-eight volunteers and the center staff sat down to a de-
lightful lunch of chicken, stuffing and green beans, topped off by a
"Death By Chocolate" cake decorated with strawberries dipped in
chocolate sauce. Most of the catering was done by "Chef' Cherry
Rankin who is also the President of the Senior Center Executive
Board.
Donna Butterfield, who was just made Director of the Center, was
introduced to everyone by Ms. Rankin. She started off by saying that
she has "...left the big city to be in a little city." She promised that
she is off to a running start on finding programs and she will try to
have some kind of activity to please every senior citizen. She said,
"I'm going to have this place hopping."
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Volunteers in the lunch line.
Sid Winchester introduced the Senior Executive Committee; Presi-
dent Cherry Rankin, Sid Winchester vice president, Jim Lawlor, trea-
surer, Beckey Jackson, Charlotte Griffin, Hampton May and Frank
Stevens. He alsn,.welcomed Carrabelle City Commissioner Phillip
Rankin. There was no member of either the Apalachicola City Com-
mission or Fianklin County Commission. Rev. Gene Hallstrom gave
the blessing.Continued on Page 9

Volunteer Appreciation

DONORS


Board of County
Commissioners
City of Carrabelle
City of Apalachicola
Kathryn Kemp
William Stoehr
Nell Lunsford
Ann Garriss
Joann Segafoose
Jim Brown
Rose Noga
Garden Club
Marian Meacham
Dorothy Jones
Betty L. Harrison
Nancy Mock
Mr. & Mrs. Fish


Mike Creek
John Casey
Peggy More
Sandy Rickards
Mr. & Mrs. Robert and
Aileen Benson
Mr. & Mrs. B.C. and Betty
Harrison
Knights of Columbus
Philaco Women's Club
Carrabelle First Baptist Church
Carrabelle First Assembly of
God Church
The Community Church of
Lanark Village
First Assembly of God Church
Women Auxiliary/Trinity
Episcopal Church


* HOME DELiviKtU MEALS *


Ruth Barton
Katie Bell
Aileen Benson
Rober Benson
Dora Brannon
James Brown
Am Casey
Bernice Chambers
Elizabeth Cook
William Cook
Mildred Davis
Eileen Dembrowski
Shaun Donahoe
Norma Ethridge
Eddie Fields
Charles Geiger
Pat Geiger
Gail Grasdson
Sister Sheila Griffin
Lee Guernsey
Ginny Hagarty
Jack Hagarty
Annie Hand
B.C. Harrison
Betty Harrison
Mary Hill
Jerry Judge


Carme Leach
Ellen Lewis
John Lewis
Jewel Lively
Nell Massey
Kris Mathes
Nancy Mock
Cullen Moon
Mona Moon
Mary Sue Phipps
Ron Ratliff
Dawn Ray
Allan Roberts
Berry Roberts
Kathy Schiller
Mary Ruth Smith
Tony Smith
Bishop Ella Speed
Willie Speed
Lauren Stratton
Nathan Tarantino
Wilma Tipton
Richard Varner
Marjorie White
Richard White
Mike Willis
Sherry Willis


* BINGO VOLUNTEERS *


Jim Lawlor
Mary Ferrell
Jim Ferrell
Sid Winchester
Cherry Rankin
Helen Schmidt
Julia Mae Putnal
Suzanne Brannan
Jim Welsh
Barbara Sabas
Continued on Page


Ruth Barton
Mary Ann Light
Mary Fordham.
Martha Trawick
Nita Massey
Ruby Litton
Willie Bennett
Betty Robertson
Mary Ann Joseph
R-enda Sapp
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Chronicle


Volume 10, Number 7 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER April 5 19, 2001


Inside This Issue
12 Pages
Franklin Briefs ................................... 2
Carrabelle CPAA .............,i.......................... 2
Editorial & Commentary ,.................... 3, 10
Second Circuit Court Report ......................... 5
Bay Area Choral Society ................................ 7
FCAN ......................................................... 8
Franklin Census ........................................... 11
Bookshop .................................. .................11
Courthouse Annex......................................... 12

County Adopts State Sanctioned Language
Defining Wetlands

River Keepers and Carrabelle

Properties, Ltd. Settle Litigation

50 Foot Wetland Setbacks Adopted in County Com-
prehensive Plan; Variances Can Be Permitted
After a three hour public hearing, the three parties to the civil litiga-
tion filed by River Keepers, seeking an injunction to stop construc-
tion of Carrabelle Properties, Ltd., owner of St, James Bay, a golf
course community, and Franklin County, reached an agreement end-
ing the lawsuit.
The River Keepers were joined in the lawsuit by three other plaintiffs,
Martha DuPont, JoAnn Dittmer and Jean Parmelee. The plaintiffs
agreed to dismiss with prejudice the lawsuit against Franklin County
and Carrabelle Properties by Wednesday, April 4th after the agree-
ment was signed by all parties.
The River Keepers and other plaintiffs agreed to "the extent legally
possible" not to intervene nor challenge in any local, state or federal
process or proceeding "...or fund any such activity, concerning the
issuance of permits for Carrabelle Properties' St. James Bay develop-
ment, the golf course community.
Franklin County agreed to adopt a land development regulation or
other appropriate ordinance requiring that the setbacks required in
its Comprehensive Plan be documented on each platted lot. Carra-
belle Properties agreed that their Second Annual Report required by
the Development Order would assess compliance with the individual
conditions of the Development Order, including setbacks, and to pro-
vide a copy to the RiverKeepers organization. The owners of the golf
course community promised not to try to recover the delay damages
and expenses incurred as a result of the lawsuit and the River Keeper
challenge to the development. The iast .condluon stated, "Each Party
... agrees that it will bear its own costs and attorney's fees iricurred in
connection with this litigation..."
Upon the conclusion of the agreement, Freda White released a state-
ment to the press on behalf of Carrabelle Properties, Ltd. It said,
"...Today the Franklin County Commission has taken a
very positive step in the direction of enhancing the pro-
tection of our unique natural resources both the wet-
lands and the bay. The Commission amended the Com-
prehensive Plan to use the new state permitting defini-
tion of wetlands rather than the definition of wetlands
under the old Warren Henderson Act. These expanded
protections will require development to be 75 to more
than 175 feet farther away from wetlands, providing much
greater buffers for these important filters that help pro-
tect our rivers and Bays. This change will allow.smart
growth and responsible development in Franklin County
while allowing expansion of our tax base to provide addi-
tional resources for our children and our schools.
St. James Bay is pleased to partner with the County, its
residents and the environmental community to provide
for environmentally responsible, well-planned growth in
Franklin County."
Carrabelle Properties, Ltd. owners of St. James Bay Golf Community
does not have to change their setbacks from the 25-foot measures
approved.by the Franklin County Commission earlier.
Amendments
The amendments included in the Comprehensive Plan prohibited de-
velopment within 50 feet of wetlands. Development, Alteration of na-
tive vegetation, and habitable structures within 50 feet landward of
wetlands or the water of the State, are prohibited.
In sum, after the litigation dust has settled, the St. James\Bay golf
community plans and DRI remain essentially unchanged since their
December 2000 approval by the Franklin County Commission, at least
in terms of the 25-foot setbacks on their platted lots. The County's
Comprehensive Plan has now been amended, incorporating the State's
new definition of wetlands and local jurisdiction on wetland setbacks
prevails.



At Alligator Point

Terms For Clam Aquaculture Leases
And Application Process Approved

By Governor And Cabinet

Franklin And Wakulla County Residents To Be
Given Preference
The Governor and Cabinet, sitting as the State Board of Trustees,
approved the proposed application -process and terms for obtaining.
leases in Alligator Harbor for the aquaculturing of clams on Friday,
March 29th.
Mark Berrigan, Aquaculture. Bureau Chief in the Agriculture Division
of Aquaculture said that the next step is to provide public notices
advising prospective leasees about workshops, terms and times for
making application to lease clams in Alligator Harbor. The Board of
Trustees also approved the proposal to give Franklin County resi-
dents preference for leases, and non-lease holders would have prior-
ity as well. Otherwise, the process for applying for leases will be "first
come, first served." The leased area will be from 1.5 to 2 acres, de-
pending upon the number applying. A date for the application is yet
to be established.
Workshops will be scheduled in the near future to advise applicants
on the application process.
On February 27, 2001 the Board of Trustees authorized the use of
approximately 100 acres of sovereignty submerged lands for an aqua-
culture use area in Alligator Harbor, Franklin County. The aquacul-
ture use area will be subdivided into individual 2-acre or 1.5-acre
aquaculture lease parcels and leased to qualified lease applicants.
The lease fees for the proposed leases within the Alligator Harbor
Aquaculture Use Area represent (1) a base annual rental fee set by
the Trustees per acre, or fraction thereof, and (2) an annual sur-
charge of $10.00, representing $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof,
for deposit in the General Inspection Trust Fund pursuant to section
597.010, F.S. Commencing January 1, 2005, the lease fees shall be
adjusted every five years, based upon the five-year average change in
the Consumer Price Index.
Terms and Conditions of the Lease Agreement
The terms and conditions for aquaculture leases in the Alligator Har-
bor Aquaculture Use Area, will include:
A ten-year lease term;
Assessment of an annual fee and surcharge;
No approved transfer or sale of the lease for three years; and
Compliance with special lease conditions.

Applying for Individual Lease Parcels
Applicants, regardless of option, would fill out an application, as re-
quired in section 253.69, F.S., and section 18-1.;008(3), F.A.C., and
pay a $200 nonrefundable application fee. Once received, DACS would
review the applications for completeness, evaluate business plans,
and request a background check by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to
ensure that applicants have had no public health or marine resource
violations or felonies. Once the background checks had been com-
pleted, applications meeting all requirements would be deemed com-
plete,
In the past, aquaculture leases have been offered on a first-come,
first-served basis, with preference having been given to applicants
qualifying through training programs; and by competitive bidding.
Staff is not aware of any offerings of aquaculture leases using a lot-
tery system.
Application Process
Option 1-first-come, first-served basis. The individual lease parcels
would be two acres each, and parcels would be awarded' to qualified
applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Under this option, DACS
would specify'a time that it would begin to accept completed applica-
tions and application fees, publish a public notice, and contact all
parties that were presently on the application list to notify potential
applicants of the application deadline. After a specific date has been
established, applications would be submitted to DACS, and
date-stamped upon receipt to determine the order in which applica-
tions had been received. Applications would be received and evalu-
ated after the established date. Leases would be issued to qualified
applicants in the order that the applications had been received. When
all available leases had been granted, the remaining qualified appli-
cants would be placed on a waiting list for leases that may become
available in the future. Annual lease fees would be $15.95 per acre or
portion thereof. This annual lease fee would be consistent with lease
fees for similar leases statewide. Continued on Page 12

Carrabelle's Eleventh Annual


Ron Crum Found Guilt On One Of River front Festival Promises Best
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R S Over 50 Arts And Cr s


After some delay, County Judge
Jill Walker's opinion in the
non-jury trial of Ronald F. Crum
in Wakulla County was issued
April 2nd. Crum was found Guilty
of possessing a gill or entangling
net larger than 500 square feet in
mesh area on a vessel less than
22 feet in length, contrary to
Section 370.092 (3) Florida
Statutes (2000).
He was charged with four crimes
including the count III listed
above. Count I charged the defen-
dant with fishing with two or more
nets connected, tied or otherwise
fastened together exceeding a to-
tal of 500 square feet of mesh
area. Count II alleged Mr. Crum
was fishing with a seine net with
a mesh size larger than two inches
stretched mesh. Count IV alleged
that the use of a gill or entangling
net in state waters was contrary
to Section 370.093(2)(b) Florida
Statutes (2000). Judge Walker'
concluded that the State failed to
prove the counts I, II and IV. Her
opinion read, in part:
"The Due Process Clause of the
state and federal constitution re-
quires the state to prove beyond
a reasonable doubt each and ev-
ery element of the crime with
which the defendant is charged.
Therefore, if the State fails to es-


tablish its burden of proof on any
element of a charge, the defendant
Must be acquitted.
She continued in another part of
her opinion, "...The state pre-
sented no direct evidence that the
defendant was fishing, using or
placing the nets in the water. The
state's proof is based entirely on
circumstantial evidence: the de-
fendant is in possession of the
net; the defendant is in posses-
sion of fish in a cooler; and the
defendant has made statements
that he was out to fish the net and
catch mullet although the defen-
dant on the stand states he is not
sure after getting the helicopter
to hover, whether he would have
used the net. To find proof beyond
a reasonable doubt, that Crum
had fished the net, an impermis-
sible pyramiding of inferences
would occur. Where two infer-
ences in regard to the existence
of a criminal act must be drawn
and then stacked to prove the
crime, the evidence lacks the con-
clusive nature to support a con-
viction."
Sentencing of Ron Crum is set for
April 12, 2001.


Food And Educational
Exhibits
By Tom Campbell
President Ron Treutel of Carra-
belle Chamber of Commerce an-
nounced this week that the Elev-
enth Annual Riverfront Festival
"should be the best yet." Artist
Judy Shillingburg, who did the art
work for the Florida Seafood Fes-
tival recently, is "doing our (art-
work) and has donated 25 signed,
numbered posters that the Cham-
ber is selling..." He said they are
going fast and those interested
should phone Treutel at (850)
697-8984 or the Chamber office
at (850)697-2585. The poster is
on display at Gulf State Bank in
Carrabelle.
On the day of the festival, Satur-
day, April 28, 200 1, "posters will
be available to the public," he
said, "at Shillingburg's booth in
front of the old bank building on
Marine Street. This same design
will be on the T-shirts available
at the Chamber booth."
There will be over thirty arts and
crafts, 15 food, five commercial
and 15 educational exhibits lined
up for the festival. Interested per-
sons may contact the chamber
office.


Executive Director Bonnie
Stephenson of the Carrabelle
Chamber said, "Recently, we had
over 1300 hits and 500 visitors
on our web site, which has been
redesigned by Ray Finn of the
Georgian Motel and AIA West Web
Designs. We are happy with the
direction of the chamber, and ex-
cited about Carrabelle's future."
Stephenson also said, "We are
excited .about Judy Shillingburg
who is a multi-faceted artist who
has an easily recognizable style."
Shillingburg has said that she
enjoys "painting our beautiful
coast and all the beauty that is
part of it." She said her formula
or "success rests in God," whom
she said holds her hand as she
paints. "He has truly guided and
directed my steps," she said.
Many of her prints are designs
that were chosen for special
events around the Emerald Coast.
Many of her paintings and limited
edition prints are in private and
corporate collections around the
country. Her gallery is BeauEsprit
Galleries at 4424 Commons Drive
East #3A in Destin, FL 32541. She
may be reached at phone (850)
837-2757.

Continued on Page 12


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


*Franklin

Briefs

Tuesday, April 3, 2001
Commissioners Present:
Eddie Creamer
(Chairperson), Cheryl
Sanders, Bevin Putnal,
Claience Williams, Jimmy
Mosconis
Bill Mahan, County
Extension Director
A worksheet was distributed by
Mahan showing by county the
economic impacts of the proposed
25% reduction in the state
workforce over five years. The
chart shows Franklin County los-
ing 53 jobs with a financial im-
pact of $2,213,668.
A clam aquaculture update was
given. Please see the lead story on
page 1 of this issue.

Van Johnson, Solid Waste
Director
In the Florida Legislature, there
are two bills being considered in
the House and Senate that, if en-
acted, would require Animal Con-
trol Officers to receive additional
training. Also, Senate bill 96
would require animal control of-
ficers to report suspected inci-
dents of child abuse, and any sus-
pected cases of animal abuse.
House bill 1017 and Senate bill
2058 and 58C 1 would allow ani-
mal control officers to carry a fire-
arm other than a hand gun in
their official vehicle. The firearm
would be used to provide a swift
and merciful means for dogs near
death to be destroyed in a hu-
mane and proficient manner.

Sheriff Varnes
The Sheriff presented a memo
from the State of Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections that stated
the Department was in the pro-
cess of competitively bidding out
or "privatizing" food service deliv-
ery. The target date for full state-
wide contracted food service is
July 1st. A new rate would be cre-
ated with a 25% service charge to
the Franklin County sheriffs of-
fice.

Anita Gregory,
Apalachicola Chamber
Gus Holzer, a movie producer,
was introduced to the Commis-
sioners, and told the Board his
plans to produce a feature film
in Franklin County and St: George
Island.

Alan'Pierce, Administrator
A brief discussion was held with
the Board about the St. George
Island Bridge stormwater mitiga-
tion project. Mr. Pierce read por-
tions of a letter from the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion. In part, the letter stated:
"The Department of Environmen-
tal Protection would be willing to
entertain any justifiable request
for changes generated by the DOT.
However, it should be noted that
the potential for providing com-
pensatory treatment at the local
airport or any other 19cation dis-
tant from the site of construction
was reviewed during the original
permit application process, and
considered to be inadequate in
addressing the water quality im-
pacts.
Further, during that process, a
letter signed by Alan C. Pierce,
Director, Administrative Services
for Franklin County, dated June
8, 2000, informed the Department
"that the Franklin County Board
of County Commissioners voted
in an open meeting to accept the
maintenance of the stormwater
treatment facilities being built on
county right-of-way as part of the
compensatory stormwater sys-
tem" for this project. In addition,
no petitions alleging problems
with the scope of the project as
described in the permit were re-
ceived by the Department during
the 21-day period after notice of
the proposed project was pub-
lished in a local paper. The per-
mit was subsequently issued with
the same provisions that are now
being questioned.
In summary, the Department be-
lieves the permit as issued repre-
sents "the best, most environmen-
tally acceptable plan for provid-
ing the necessary stormwater
compensatory treatment."
The Board approved the creation
of a temporary power affidavit,
allowing a contractor to get power
turned on before a house was
ready for a Certificate of Occu-
pancy.


The Board approved a grant ap-
plication and Resolution for an
Emergency Medical Services
Grant for $3654.58 to purchase
two ambulance charging systems
and three portable suction units.
The Board approved a $3,469.00
grant for a Hazardous Materials
Analysis Grant.
The Board approved the
Chairman's signature on the
FEMA Disaster Relief Funding
Agreement for Tropical Storm
Helene.
The Board also approved having
Mr. Shuler, the County Attorney,
to review a contract for debris re-
moval in the event of disaster. The
contract would only be valid un-


der Presidential disaster declara-
tion and would be reimbursable
by FEMA.
The meeting was recessed about
10:30 a.m., to be resumed with
the St. James Bay public hearing
at 1 p.m., described in a longer
article on page 1 of this issue.


Three Out Of Four

CPAA Members

Seated

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority met for the first time to
do business since an injunction
had been placed in the fall of
2000. The injunction forbade the
members meeting except to re-
ceive rents, pay bills or to meet
with their attorney to plan strat-
egies.
Following a trial held on Febru-
ary 20, 2001 in which the City of
Carrabelle, along with Freda M.
White, Ivan A. Backerman, Will-
iam M. Massey Jr and Donald M.
Wood had sued the CPAA along
with Ronald D. Crawford, George
Maier and Ronald Walters.
Judge F.E. Steinmeyer III found
for the City and it was ordered
that the CPAA seat White,
Backerman, Massey and Wood.
The City had specified seats for
the four with Backerman having
a four year term, White a three
year term, Massey a two year term
and Wood the balance of a four
year ending July 14, 2001,, at a
meeting held on March.
The meeting was held up for over
a half hour while the CPAA could
manage to get a quorum.
After the minutes of the past two
meetings were read, Acting Presi-
dent David Jones called for pay-
ment of the bills. At this point
Carrabelle City Attorney Douglas
Gaidry spoke up saying that the
old business of the CPAA was now
concluded. Attorney Ann Cowles
said that in her opinion that there
had been things that had oc-


curred while the old board was in
and that the agenda should be
followed.
Gaidry then said he disagreed and
that Jones should now allow the
seating of White, Massey and
Wood right away. He added that
Backerman was away on
vacation.
He went on to say that "They were
appointed in July, that predates
many of these bills."
Jones then agreed with Gaidry
and the three new members were
sworn in and took their seats.
Cowles at this point attempted to
read a letter of resignation as at-
torney of the CPAA. Jones
thanked her for her work through
some very difficult times. Cowles
thanked him and reminded him
that she had brought the legal
files in and that the members of
the CPAA would need to have an
election of officers.
With the three new members
Jones took up the matter of pay-
ing the bills. White said, "I would
be glad to make a motion to pay
all the bills except the attorney
bill." She added "Personally I want
to speak to that $6243.52. 1
would certainly like to see the
itemized bill."
The motion was voted on and ap-
proved to pay all the bills except
the attorney.
There were questions asked on
the accounts and Maler told then
there were three, one checking
one savings and one C.D.
He also said that the checks had
all been cut and had been sent
out.
Jones said that they really needed
a financial statement. He said that
the situation that the CPAA had
been placed in was very difficult.
He also asked George Maier if he
would be available to answer
questions, if any, and Maier said
he would.
The next order of business was
the permit for a dock for Patrick
Burke, on 1621 Bayou Drive, for
a 34' pier with a 10' x 15' dock
which was passed easily as it al-
ready had a Corps of Engineer,


permit and with the owner getting
all other required local, county
state and federal permits.
The only question was from
Marian Morris who questioned
the length of the walkway over
grassy area. She was told there
were others that are that long and
have already been approved in the
Bayou Harbor area, Rita Preston
said that she would take care of
taking the permit over to Franklin
County Planning and Zoning.
The chairman called for adjourn-
ment and then remembered that
he had to have an election
for chairman and secretary-
treasurer. White made a motion
to have Jones retain the Chair-
man. He agreed to stay until his
term will be up in July. White was
nominated for the Secretary-
treasurer post. She said she was
busy with running two businesses
and her real estate activities.
Wood was nominated and reluc-
tantly agreed.

Jones said that there had been
animosities in the late past and
he pleaded with the members,
saying, I would like to see the
Port Authority move in a more
professional manner and do
things right. Not that it hasn't
been in the past." He stated there
had been animosities in the past
between the new members and
some of the old members that was
always there. He added, "I would
like to kind of challenge everyone
here tonight to sweep it all under
the rug, and do the best for
Franklin County and Carrabelle
as we all can."
Donald Wood asked Maier if they
still had the office at city hall.
Jones said that it was closed and
Maier had taken the files to his
place for safe keeping. Wood said,
"These are public records and
they should be in a public place."
Jones explained that the city
needed the room and the CPAA
had to get the records out as
quickly as possible. Wood asked
to be able to request that a place
be made again for the records to
be filed at city hall.
White said, "I think we will have
to advertise for a new attorney."
Wood said, "Until we find out what


our financial situation is you have
got $200 or so in the checking
account and you have about
$4,000 or so in another and you
have got $544 income on a sub-
merged land lease. So till we get a
financial statement let's not
advertise."
Jones said, "There may be legal
matters that may have to have
advice before we make a mistake.
I would not like to make a mis-
take as Chairman." It was decided
they would use the services of an
attorney on a case by case need.
The next meeting was proposed
to be heid at 6 p.m. at the Senior
Center on April12.




FWC Schedules

Stone Crab Trap

Rule Workshops

The Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission has scheduled
a series of public workshops to
review recommended changes to
the stone crab trap limitation rule,
including implementation of the
trap limitation provisions. The
public is encouraged to provide
input at the workshops, which
will all take place from 7:00 to
10:00 p.m. as follows:
Tuesday, April 10
Marathon Government Center
MM 50, County Building
2798 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon
Wednesday, April 11
State of Fla. Regional Service
Center
Room #165 C & D (West Wing)
2295 Victoria Ave.
Fort Myers
Thursday, April 26
Crystal River City Hall
123 N.W. Hwy. 19
Crystal River


AMVETS Post
107 In Carrabelle
Seeking Veterans

By Tom Campbell
AMVETS is a Veterans' Service
Organization first chartered by
Congress in 1947 as a national
organization to preserve "the
American way of life, to promote
world peace and to help veterans
help themselves." There are pres-
ently 63 AMVET Posts in Florida.
On March 29, 2001 at the State
Executive Conference in Orlando,
a new AMVET Post 107 located in
Carrabelle will receive its
Charter.
Presently, Post 107 holds its
monthly meetings in the Franklin
County Senior Center on the third
Thursday at 7 p.m. Cost of join-
ing Post 107 and being a member
of AMVETS is $25 per year.
Post 107 was formed in October,
2000 by eleven veterans as a Post
to serve all Honorably Discharged
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National Guard and Reserves, or
any present member of these mili-
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Those who have served honorably
at any time or place, or presently
serve, in any branch of the mili-
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in AMVETS.
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between Panama City and Jack-
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Release sent out last week.
Post 107 is seeking veterans to
add to their charter. All members
as of March 31, 2001, will be
listed as Charter Members. There
are many benefits. Those who
have questions may phone James
J. Lawlor, Sr. at 850-697-2329,
or 1st Vice Commander Sid Win-
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6 April 2001 Page 3


EDITORAL & COMMENTARY


FSU Opens Center For The

Advancement Of Human Rights

Amnesty International Prisoner-Of-Conscience
Keynote Speaker


.. .


Terry Coonan, Director of the new FSU Center for the Advancement
of Human Rights, welcomed "with great pride" the keynote speaker.
for the opening on March 22, 2001. Vietnamese dissident Doan Viet
Hoat was the guest speaker, and he was originally exiled for protest-
ing the South Vietnamese government's "suppression of Buddhists."
Hoat returned to Vietnam after earning his Ph.D, in education and
college administration at FSU in 1971. While serving .as vice presi-'
dent of Van Hanh University, Hoat was imprisoned without trial in
1976 for speaking out against Vietnam's communist government.
The new center for human rights at Florida State University is devel-'
oping programs and courses for students interested in "global hu-
man rights."
Hoat, now 58, said that it is the "responsibility of all human beings to
promote human rights."
At Van Hanh University in Vietnam, Hoat began introducing "Ameri-
can educational practices." This was no problem until underground
communist students reported him to the government. Hoat was ar-
rested and imprisoned without trial.
Hoat spent nearly 20 years in prison-six of those years in solitary
confinement-because of his dedication to freedom and democracy.
The question arises, "How many Americans would be that dedicated
to freedom and democracy?" Americans are more apt to take their
freedom for granted.
Hoat's wife was with him when he earned his Ph.D at FSU back in
1971 and she was also a student,, receiving her degree in early child-
hood education. She and their children were in the United States
while Hoat was in prison.
When he was freed from prison in 1998, due in large part to efforts by
the U.S. and U.N. on his behalf, he was exiled to America, where he
joined his wife and children.
Hoat is currently the Scholar-in-Residence at The Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C.
"Doan is a truly remarkable man," center director Terry Coonan said.
"His insistence on democracy landed him in jail. His suffering has
given witness to the value of human rights work in the world."
The FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will encour-
age students to do human rights work while they are at FSU and in
their careers. Coonan said, "We want to place students in the field
with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to assist them in their
human rights work."
No longer the exclusive realm of lawyers, human rights.work world-
wide is now a matter of people and NGOs working in the field to bring
human rights abuses to light.
Coonan plans to bring information technology under the human rights
umbrella "to help disseminate information worldwide."
Doan Viet Hoat, in his address to about 150 faculty, students and
news media, spoke idealistically about promoting "a new global legal
system, economic, cultural and global system of values," all of which
exemplified a "unity of diversity." He said he sees this "global system
evolving because freedom is irreversible."


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April 6, 2001


In a separate paper made available at his press conference, Doan Viet
Hoat made available a paper describing an "Update on Human Rights
violations in Vietnam", written by Dr. Lam Thu Van of the Democracy
for Vietnam (Montreal Center), and available through the Interna-
tional Institute for Vietnam in Annandale, Virginia.
While the paper outlined a long list, of human rights violations in
Vietnam, the opening remarks established a context for the protests,
and recent United States foreign policy initiatives toward the Viet-
namese government. This began with the July 13, 2000 signing of
the Trade Agreement with the United States, seen by various human
rights organizations in the United States as a "step toward the liber-
alization of the Vietnamese economy which may impact on the Viet-
namese civil society. But, the Lam Thu Van paper added, "...In real-
ity, the Vietnam's human rights record remains appalling, and re-
striction of freedom still prevents the country to corfiply with interna-
tional standards."
"Since 1975, the communist regime from North Vietnam
has extended to the South, thereby placing the whole
country under the control of the Vietnamese Communist
-Party.
Vietnam's Constitution, which was revised in 1992, rec-
ognizes in principle its citizens' basic rights such as free-
dom of expression and opinion (article 69), freedom of
worship (art. 70), freedom of association and assembly
(art. 69)...
In reality, however, these freedoms have been repressed
systematically for about 50 years, even though Vietnam
is a signatory of the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights as well as that on Civil and
Political Rights."
"In October 1994, the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary
Detention visited Vietnam and made recommendations
for amendments to the judicial system and for reforms to
prisoners' detention conditions. But no implementation
of these recommendations has been made. Instead, the
situation of human rights abuse has got worse as shown
by new decrees and directives issued by the Prime Min-
ister of Vietnam to legalize arbitrary detention and re-
pression of religious groups. ;
SIn October 1998; the U.N. Special Rapporteur, Mr.
SAbdelfattah Amor, visited Vietnam for 10 days. In his re-
port, Mr. Amor has confirmed the repression of religious
freedom in Vietnam.


.Doan Viet Hoat
Repression of freedom of expression has been denounced
by international human rights organizations such Am-
nesty International. PEN international and We Pen Clubs
In Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Po-
land, U.S.A., Human Rights Watch/Asia, Reporters sans
Frontieres, World Association of Newspapers..."
Dr. Lam Thu Van's paper described numerous human rights viola-
tions. Workers have been denied the right of association; there are no
independent trade unions, and the only workers' association is state
controlled. Women's rights are not protected, "...as shown in the bloom-
ing of sex exploitation and women trafficking from Vietnam into other
Asian countries .such as Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, China..." In
regard to children, UNICEF's studies indicate 47% of children under
5 years of age in rural areas are suffering from malnutrition. Candi-
-dates for members of Parliament have to be selected by the "Father-
land Front" prior to general elections. The "Front" is an organization
sponsored by the Vietnamese Communist Party. The judiciary works
under the directive of the Politburo. "Sentences are dictated to judges
by the VCP (Vietnamese Communist Party) leaders and have to com-
ply with political needs. Trials are usually closed and the media is
not admitted when the charge is "...threatening national security."
A directive issued in April 1997 legalized.detention and surveillance
by the police of anyone suspected of "...threatening national secu-
rity." The detention may be up to two years without trial.
Freedom of worship has been denied to Vietnamese citizens and re-
pression does not spare any religious group. Authorization from the
government is required for nomination of the cadre in any religious
group, organization of religious, activities, social and humanitarian
activities, administration of properties of the church.
Freedom of expression and opinion hqve been systematically repressed
as well. There is tighter control of the media. In May 1999, the minis-
try of Culture and Information amended the Press Law, indicating
"...the role of journalists is to propagate the official line of the Com-
munist Party and government as reported byReuters, a British news
service. Access to the internet is restricted by a government imposed
"firewall" which prevents entry to "subversive websites."


After release from jail, human rights defenders are put under house
arrest. Many are subjected to intensive harassment and threats of
imprisonment, claimed the tract by Lam Thu Van.
In this same manner, he said that he believes China's government
will be evolving over time into a free democratic government, because
the people are learning that they should have a voice in the way they
are governed. "This will take time," he said, "in a global effort."
Many of his ideals seemed to relate to his practice of yoga and medi-
tation, which he said helped him survive his prison ordeal, especially
the solitary confinement.


Effective Immediately

The Franklin County Sheriffs Office has received numerous com-
plaints about four wheelers throughout the county. In the past, we
have tried to work with individuals riding four wheelers. However, the
increase of All Terrain Vehicle traffic has grown tremendously in our
community.
The growth of four wheeler traffic, has contributed to more accidents,
damage to property and injury to persons. Therefore, the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office will be enforcing the Florida Statutes regard-
ing and regulating All Terrain Vehicles. FSS316.605, FSS316.2074(3),
316.2074(2).


From The First Baptist Church

Of St. George Island



The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But
the man did not hear.
So the man yelled, "God, speak to me!" And thunder rolled across the
sky. But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you." And a star
shone brightly. But the man did not notice.
The man shouted. "God, show me a miracle!" And a life was born. But
the man did not know.
So the man cried out in despair: "Touch me, God, and let me know
You are here!" Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that
you expect.
Author unknown

Attention Men!!!

Isn't It Funny...
... how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the
world's going to hell?
... how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the
Bible says?
... how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to
believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says?
(Or is it scary?)
..: howsomeone can say I believe in God but still follow Satan (who,
by the way, also "believes" in God)?
... how you can send a thousand "jokes" through e-mail and they
spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding
the Lord, people think twice about sharing?
... how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely'through
cyberspace, but the public discussion of Jesus is suppressed in the
school and workplace?
(Not really funny at all is it?)
...how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an
invisible Christian the rest of the week?
(Are you laughing?)
... how I can be more worried about what other people think of me
than what God thinks of me.
(Are you. thinking?)
From Don E. Crosswhite


Ounrite erbitce

The victorious resurrection of Christ will be celebrated with a
sunrise service on the beach April 15th. This will be a combined
service with the First Baptist Church and the St. George United
Methodist Church. It will be held at the public beach area in the
center of the island.
Make plans to be a part of this special time of worship with your
family. A fellowship breakfast will follow the service in the Fel-
lowship Hall at First Baptist.


Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors Tom Campbell
........... Sue Cronkite
............ Barbara Revell
.......... Rene Topping
........... Jimmy Elliott
........... Jean Collins

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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Judge Says: Seat
The Carrabelle City
Commissioner's
Choice
By Rene Topping
Carrabelle City Commissioners
met In special session at 6 p.m.
on Friday, March 23, 2001, for the
sole purpose of obeying the Final
Judgment of Judge F. E.
Steinmeyer. The Final Judgment
was done and ordered in Cham-
bers at Apalachicola, on March
20, 2001, The Final Order from
the Judge ordered and adjudged
that the four city vacancies on the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority, (CPAA) could be filled im-
mediately by proper appoint-
ments of members of the CPAA.
The four members nominated at
the March 23, meeting were:
Ivan A. Backerman for a seat with
Sthe term ending July 14, 2004;
Freda White for a seat that ends
July 14,2003: William M. Massey,
Jr. for a seat that ends July 14,
2002, and Donald Wood to a seat
that ends on July 14, 2001.
The vote was unanimous between
Wilburn Curley Messer, Rita
Preston, Phillip Rankin and Frank
Mathes, the four commissioners
present. Raymond Williams was
not present.
The motion was made by Rita
Preston and seconded by Frank
Mathes. It was noted that the
motion and vote took only 15
seconds."
The "fifteen seconds" was in ref-
erence to a matter that had been
brought up at the Quo Warronto
trial hold on February 20, 2001,
when it was stated that the ap-
pointments had been made in
"less than one minute" at a city
meeting as an allegation that the
commissioners either were doing
business "out of the sunshine." or
it certainly could have been so
perceived. The appointments were
not on the agenda, there was no
discussion and it was in a part of
the meeting that was reserved for
Commissioner's Reports.
However the Judge found that
even though the appointments
were made in "less than a mo-
mient," the commissioners were
not violating Florida's Sunshine
law. Judge Steinmeyer found that
there was no legal requirement to
publish vacancies on the CPAA.
Nor did they have to solicit per-
sons for seats or to invite discus-
sion from the public before mak-
ing the alIpointments.


He found that although the city
had advertised one time for per-
sons who would wish to serve, it
was just sporadic and it did not
appear to be a custom to solicit
for members.
The Judge said he had not been
given evidence that would show
that any non-public meeting of
the commissioners had been held
or that any of the commissioners
had spoken together by use of a
go between.
He also found that the fact the
appointments had not been on the
agenda was not a violation of the
Sunshine Law. He stated that the
necessity for requiring items to
appear on an agenda before they
should be heard at a meeting
would foreclose easy access to
citizens who wish to bring up spe-
cific issues at a meeting.
Judge Steinmeyer went on to say
there was no evidence presented
to the Court that the City of Car-
rabelle at any public meeting
specified which proposed appoin-
tee was to receive which term.
Therefore until the City by proper
action appointed a specific per-
son to a specific term, the terms
remain vacant.
The Judge also ordered that
Ronald D. Crawford and George
Maier should vacate the seats
they had occupied prior to this
order.
The temporary injunction im-
posed on September 19, 2000, as
modified by the Order entered on
November 14, 2000 was lifted.
This November injunction had
enjoined the CPAA from conduct-
ing business or holding meetings.
There were exceptions for such
matters in collecting rents and
meetings with their attorney to
discuss legal strategy but these
were the only activities the CPAA
members could participate in.
The Court reserved jurisdiction to
award costs and fees in this
matter.
Meanwhile, what had seemed at
first to be such a boon for the City
of Carrabelle when 40 plus acres
were swapped by the State for
land in Dade County. The major
idea was that this would help a
failing economy. Just recently the
land had been planned for a Sea-
food Industrial Park has been re-
claimed by the State. The future
of the piece of land seems to be in
the hands of Governor Jeb Bush
and the Florida Cabinet.
There was no announcement at
the March 23 meeting as to when
the four members would be sworn
Sin to seats on the CPAA or a date
of the next meeting for that body.


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immaculate (presently leased) 1 bedroom, 1 bath, well-decorated 1500 sq. ft.
apartment upstairs. Quaint building lends to multiple uses. Prime downtown
location. Building only offered at $325,000. Building with inventory offered
at $375,000. MLS#8601.
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bayfront, and interior homesites on the "island that time forgot." Ask for Jan
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of his Notice 03/23/01 Invoice No. 6221
Description orVehicle: Make Honda Model Civic Color Green
TagNo 176YAB ear 1993 stateGA VinNo. 1HGEJ2242PL006505
To Owner: Reynaldo Rodriguez To Lien Holder:
6301 Holland Pl.
Lawrenceville, GA
30043-8641
You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/20/01 at the request of FCSO 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
$ 243.00 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 OP 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 04/26/01 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.
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Artist
Demonstrations

Well Received

By Jean Collins
Sea Oats Gallery on St. George
Island hosted two watercolor dem-
onstrations to a very responsive
gathering. On February 25, New
York state artist, Judy Soprano
instructed and entertained a full
house of artists and aspiring art-
ists. Her work for the day was a
snowy winter landscape.
On March 24, Canadian artist
and teacher, Henry Vyfvinkel
showed an outdoor assemblage of
islanders and visitors techniques
in loose flowing watercolors, win-
dowed images and perspective.
Henry's first demonstration piece
was an island scene, which he
later presented to Ms. Pam Berry
in a surprise drawing. His second
work was sea birds against a sur-
real sky. In less than two hours
the veteran teacher completed two
works and discussed several other
recently completed pieces.


Mrs. Soprano has returned to her
home and studio in Rochester,
N.Y. and an ongoing exhibition of
her work, while Mr. Vyfvinkel is
leaving to teach in Normandy and
Provence, France. Sea Oats Gal-
lery is planning to expand the
number of demonstrations and
workshops each year to include
these fine artists and others. For
more information, call the gallery
I at (850) 927-2303. Works by both
artists will remain on display at
the gallery.


A Rare Portrait-Five Generations


NOW
is the time to
subscribe to the,]e
Franklin Chronicle


A rarity in these days are five generations coming together
.for a picture. From Left to Right: Krista Godwin and her
baby Raven Kay who live in Woodville; Great-Great Grandma
Jonnie Ferguson, of Carrabelle; Great-Grandma Juanita
Moore of Tallahassee and Grandma Lucretia Sanders of
Tallahassee.


'"Performed By

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Saturday, April 7 8 p.m.

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Carrabelle Youth P.R.I.D.E.


Partnership for Recreational Initiative & Developmient Efforts


What is P.R.I.D.E.? P.R.I.D.E. is a non-profit organization comprised of

citizens and students working together to initiate and develop a recreational

center for the youth of Carrabelle.


Vision: Provide safe and supervised recreational/educational activities for children of all ages.


To be built in convenient and easily accessible location of town.


Keep our youth off the streets and invest in their future!


Plans: Short Term:-Open at a temporary location in late spring or early summer.


Long Term:-Obtain property and build Recreational Center on permanent site.




GET INVOLVED: We need PARTICIPATION from youth, teachers,

parents, grandparents and citizens who care about the children of Car-

rabelle. You Can Make A Difference!


P.R.I.D.E. is sponsoring the "Moonwalk" at the Riverfront Festival on

April 28, 2001. The attraction will be available at Prudential Resort

Realty of Carrabelle at the junction of State 67 and U.S. 98. Prudential

Resort Realty of Carrabelle proudly supports P.R.I.D.E.


This ad also sponsored by Jan Stoutamire, P.O. Box S, Carrabelle, FL.
Cell Phone: 850-545-7714, Home Phone: 850-697-8648.
Also sponsored by the Franklin Chronicle.

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6 April 2001- Page 5


Second Circuit

Court Report

February 19, 2001
By Barbara Revell

The Honorable F.E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger

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

ARRAIGNMENTS
Allen, Michael A., Sr.: Charged with sexual battery by one in familial author-
ity. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On January 7, 2000, an officer received a report that a 15 year old had been
molested by her father. The child reported to the officer that he had been
coming into her room at night and fondling her breast. She stated that the
molesting had been occurring weekly for two years and that it had taken place
in Panama City and Apalachicola. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty
and pretrial conference scheduled for April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Creamer, Hope Diane: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On
January 13, 2001, an officer in Carrabelle observed the defendant sitting in
her car in the middle of the road with several males around the car. When the
officer pulled next to the defendant's car the males fled the scene. The officer
observed a prescription bottle, with the label removed, in the vehicle. The
officer wrote in the probable cause report that he reached into the vehicle and
Retrieved the bottle. He subsequently arrested her. Arraignment continued
until March 19, 2001.
Creamer, Theresa R.: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: on April
12, 1999, officers responded to a report of domestic violence in Eastpoint. As
an officer was arresting the defendant's father, the defendant stepped forward
in an aggressive manner". When an officer attempted to restrain her, she tried
to breakfree and swung at the officer. The defendant hit the officer on his left





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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/19/01 InvoiceNo. 6217
Description of Vehicle: Make Buick Model LeSabre color Blue
Tag No SP141C Year 1973 sateFL inNo. 4N39H3Y217472
To Owner: Joe MincV To Lien Holder:
1321 Lincoln Drive
Panama City, FL 32401


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/15/01 at the request of APD 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 04/26/01 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, FIt 32328
(850) 670-8219


forearm. The aetendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. She was sentenced to 362 days injail with credit for 362 days served.
tiger represented the defendant.
Lowery, George Andy: Charged with possession of a controlled substance
with intent to deliver, cultivation of cannabis and possession of drug para-
phernalia. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly oc-
curred: On August 29, 2000, an officer responded to a complaint of the defen-
dant selling drugs from a house on Ave. C in Carrabelle. The officer found
illegal substances and a marijuana plant that was growing, Arraignment con-
tinued until March 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lunsford, A trey: Charged with D.U.I., driving while license suspended or
revoked and failure to sign summons or citation. Arraignment continued April
16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft and burglary of a struc-
ture. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On January 18, 2001, the manager reported that someone had taken $1653.68
during the night and that the security video tape was missing. That afternoon
the defendant returned to the store and returned $1095. The defendant ad-
vised the officer that he stayed in the store after it closed, took the money and
left. Pretrial conference set for March 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
Pryor, Zachary A.: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Accord-
ing to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On January
15, 2001, an officer was advised by the dispatcher to look for a blue Chevrolet
that had been clocked driving at a high rate of speed. When the truck was
located, a K-9 alerted the officers of possible illegal substances. When the
officer looked inside the vehicle he found what appeared to be cocaine. Later it
was tested and found to be cocaine. The defendant was arrested and trans-
ferred to the County Jail. Arraignment continued until March 19, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie B.: Charged with three counts of uttering a forged check.
The defendant entered a plea of not contest and was adjudicated guilty. He
was sentenced to five years of probation to include inpatient substance abuse
treatment. He is to pay restitution and $295 court costs. He was also sen-
tenced to 51 days in jail with credit for 51 days served. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer,
resisting officer with violence and battery/domestic violence. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On January 16, 2001,
officers were dispatched to 114 9th St. in Apalachicola. When they arrived
Melinda Tipton and Cathy Wilson were standing outside and informed officer
that the defendant was in the house with a knife and that he held Tipton
down, threatening to cut her throat. The officers entered the house and found
the defendant in bed with a knife beside him and a knife in his hand under a
pillow. He told the officers several times that he would kill them. He was
subdued, handcuffed and transported to the County Jail. At the jail the de-
fendant continued to say he would kill the officers when he was released.
Pretrial conference scheduled for March 19, 2001. Attorney Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
Washington, Keturah: Charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant vic-
tim. According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred:
On December 17, 2000, an officer was dispatched to Southern Villas. When
the officer arrived, Teara Johnson reported that, she had been involved in an
altercation with the defendant. Johnson was approximately seven months
pregnant. She was transported to Weems Memorial Hospital. Arraignment
continued until March 19, 2001.
Williams, Deon: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On No-
vember 4, 2000, while an officer was inside an E-Z Serve Store in Apalachi-
cola, he observed the defendant taking some money from his pocket and a
small, clear plastic bag with cannabis fell out of his pocket. When the officer
attempted to arrest him, the defendant hit the officer and they fell to the floor.
The defendant fled the scene. Arraignment continued until March 19, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant..

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES
Ahrent, Deidra: Charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,
possession with intent to sell cannabis and possession of cannabis more than
20 grams. The last two charges were dropped. Pretrial conference on the first
charge was scheduled for March 19, 2001, and trial by jury set for March 21,
2001. Attorney William Webster represented the defendant.
Alen, Curtis C., Jr.: Charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and trespass where notice given. Pretrial conference contin-
ued until March 19, 2001. Attorney' Rachel Chesnut represented the defen-
dant.
Amison, Lawanda L.: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Pretrial conference continued until March 19, 2001. Sanders represented the
defendant. .,
Bell, Frank: Charged with violation of the Florida litter law. Pretrial confer-
ence continued until May 14 2001. Attorney John F. Daniel represented the
defendant. -
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with two counts of burglary of a structure,
grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Pretrial conference continued until
March 19, 2001, and trial by jury on March 21, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Violation of probation hearing set for March 19, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Castor, Scott: Charged with lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child
under 16 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Pretrial conference
continued until March 19, 2001 and jury trial scheduled for April 18, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Chandler, John Wesley: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm. The State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Chastain, James M.: Charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a
minor and criminal solicitation. Pretrial conference continued until April 16
and trial by jury set for April 18, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with uttering a forged check. Pretrial continued
until March 19, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
Davis, Clint: Charged with dealing in stolen property, possession of a con-
trolled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Pretrial conference continued until March 19,
2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
Edwards, Rose Wayne: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon. Pretrial conference continued until March 19 and trial by jury
set for March 21, 2001. Webster represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery by
threats reasonably believed and two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Pretrial conference continued until March 19, 2001. Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
Glass, John Leon: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until March
19 and jury trial set for March 21, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Griggs, Demar L.: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate a felony, sexual bat-
tery, lewd or lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious act in the pres-
ence of a child under 16. Pretrial continued until April 16, 2001. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate a felony, sexual battery
and lewd or lascivious molestation. Pretrial conference continued until April
16, 2001. Webster represented the defendant.
Lee, Carmia: Charged with burglary of a structure while armed. Pretrial con-
tinued until May 14, 2001. Webster represented the defendant.
Martin, Chiquetta: Charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. case trans-
ferred to County Court. Sanders represented the defendant.
McKinney, Herbert Lee: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of less than 29 grams marijuana and possession of drug para-

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pnernanla. Jury trial scheduled for February 21, 2001. Sanders represented
the defendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Pretrial continued until March 19, 2001.
Melton, George Lindsey: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act
and battery. Pretrial continued until April 16 and jury trial set for April 18,
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Continued until March 19, 2001. Attorney Clifford Davis represented
the defendant.
Raffleld, Devin: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial continued until March 19
and trial byjury scheduled for March 21, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
Redding, Charles Robert: Charged with D.U.I. manslaughter. D.U.I. with
serious injuries and D.U.I. with personal injury. Pretrial continued until March
19, 2001. Attorney Stephen S. Dobson, II represented the defendant.
Roberts, Dona Marge: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
The State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert, Jr.: Charged with four counts of sexual act with child under
16. Pretrial continued until March 19 and jury trial set for March 21, 2001
Sanders represented the defendant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed
and possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Pretrial continued until
March 19, 2001. Attorney John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Smith, Keisha Nicole: Charged with forgery and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. The defendant entered a plea of no contest to driving while
license sentenced or revoked and giving false name. Defendant was adjudi-
cated guilty and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, $295 court costs
and 50 hours of community service. Sanders represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Glenn L., Jr.: Charged with armed robbery while stalking. Pretrial
continued until April 16, 2001, and jury trial set for April 18. 2001. Sanders
represented the defendant.
Thompson, Barry: Charged with stalking. Pretrial continued until April 16
and jury trial set for April 18, 2001. Attorney Douglas W. Gaidry represented
the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis. Pre-
frial continued until April 16 and jury trial set for April 18. 2001. Sanders
represented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Pretrial continued until April. 16, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. Pretrial continued until
April 16, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.'

VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Davis, Clint: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. Continued
until March 19, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
Dillon, Daniel A.; Charged with grand theft. Continued until March 19, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Farrell, Adrian: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The
defendant admitted to violation of probation and found in violation. The de-
fendant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to two years of community con-
trol. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lee, Robert Kevin: Charged with three counts of uttering a forged check. The
defendant entered a denial to the charges. Next hearing set for March 19f
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Topham, Duane A.: Charged with driving while license suspended/felony
and possession of crack cocaine. The defendant admitted VOP and was found
in violation. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the County Jail.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Yarell, Leroy: Charged with sale of cocaine. The Assistant Public Defender
was appointed and entered a plea of not guilty. Next hearing March 19, 2001.
Langley, George Franklin: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act.
Continued until April 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Martin, Henry Jerome: Charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling and
battery on a law enforcement officer. The defendant admitted to VOP and was
found in violation. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to the Florida
Department of Corrections (FDLE) for 19 months. He was given credit for 471
days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Miller, William B., IV: Charged with grand theft third degree and burglary of
a structure. Hearing continued until March 19, 2001, Attorney J. Gordon
Shuler represented the defendanrit
Richardson, Aldophous C.: Charged wiLh.two counts of.Jewd and lascimous
assault or act and second degree murder. 'Haring continued until M'arch 19.
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rodgers, ClaytonGlen: Charged with aggravated battery. The defendant ad-
mitted VOP, found in violation and adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to
160 days in the County Jail with credit for 40 days served in the Wakulla
County Jail. Probation terminated. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defen-
dant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing con-
tinued until March 19, 2001Kenny represented the defendant.
Stephens, Melvin B.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. The defen-
dant admitted to VOP, found in violation and adjudicated guilty. He was sen-
tenced to two years of community control followed by one year of probation.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Glenn L., Jr.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing contin-
ued until April 16, 2001. Sanders represented the defendant.
Williams, Norman B.: Charged with two counts of burglary of a dwelling, two
counts of grand theft, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and
burglary of a structure. Defendant failed to appear and a capias was issued.
Steiger represented the defendant.

HEARINGS/OTHER
Lockley, Noel: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. Motion for
early termination of probation granted. J. Gordon Shuler represented the de-
fendant.
Mathews, Douglas E.: Hearing on motion to modify probation continued un-
til March 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
SRhine, Fred L.: A petition was filed to terminate probation. Probation con-
iverted to administrative. Gaidry represented the defendant.
SStrickland, Cecil: Hearing continued until March 20, 2001 Attorney James
C. Banks represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared: Motion for pretrial release or reasonable was taken under
advisement. Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Motion for pretrial release denied. Sanders represented the
defendant.
McKinney, Herbert L.: Motion to suppress/unlawful search denied.
Smith, Preston: Hearing on motion for pretrial release or reasonable. Defen-
dant was released. Steiger represented the defendant. ,


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Join us for the third annual
Apalachicola Antique & Classic
Boat Show April 28, 2001. Stroll
along the streets of historic down-
town Apalachicola where antique
boats and classic examples of tra-
ditional vessels will be on display.
This festival will emphasize the
maritime history of our pictur-
esque coastal town. Special high-
lights will include the 1877 Gov-
ernor Stone, an authentic, fully
restored 63-foot Gulf Coast schoo-
ner that embodies the rich fish-
ing history of Apalachicola Bay.
Plus authentic oyster boats,
workboats and a wide array of
small classic and antique boats
from Chris Crafts to Lymans.
Enjoy a display of antique out-
board engines and a model boat
exhibit, nautical arts and crafts
and nautical antiques.


The Happy Homemakers Club recently enjoyed lunch at
Wicked Willie's in Carrabelle. The club, which has thrived
since the 1950's, meets the second Wednesday of each
month at the Senior Citizen's Center in Carrabelle.
According to the President, Mary Aman, they always have
excellent and interesting programs. On March 24, 2001,
they will be selling their cookbooks at a yard sale at Gulf
State Bank. Funds raised will be used for their wonderful
charitable projects. Every year they donate money to the
Senior Citizen's Center and assist people in need. The
University of Florida/Franklin County Extension Office
sponsors the Happy Homemaker's Club.


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Donors and Volunteers from Page 1


Frances Reynolds
Christiy Thompson
Amanda Warran
Mortesha Barrick
Cathy Lively
Ruth Crosby
Rosalie Goodwin
Frank Stephens
Dennis Hightower
Marguerite Noland
Grace Wathen
Bobby Winchester
Brenda Villiard
Jo Tate


Bobby Stephens
Bea Gura
Carole Lawlor
Faye Pickering
Peggy Alridge
Shirley Vignero
Donna Hicks
Linda Bums
Barbara Dunnill
Hampton May
Johnnie Mae Hersey
Maryann Daniels
Ann Pille
Jeanina Green


Cheryl Rankin


Tim Taylor


* REGULAR VOLUNTEERS *


Ruth Barton
Polly Brannon
Katie Bell
Robert Benson
Ben Boatenrieter
Fred Bono
James Brown
Zoea Burch
Ellis Camp
Ann Casey
John Casey
Georgette Colson
Romona Conley
Tom Carley
Suzanne Creamer
Sandi Crowder
Jimmy Crowder
Marie Days
Eileen Dembrowski
Christy Duncan
Joyce Estes
Miriam Fennegan
Dorothy Fish
Christell Ford
Easter Gatlin
John Gavlik
Pat Geiger
Doris Gibbs
Barbara Grable
Barbara Hall
Michael Hamilton
James Harris, Jr.
Mary Ann Hayward
Caroline Harton
Gwendolyn Ingram
Beckey Jackson
Princes Jones
Roxie Jurkovic
Millie Johnson
Ron Johnston
Faye King
Sharon Kovacs
Jim Lawlor
Jewel Lively
William R.' Louis


Mary McSweeney
Nell Massey
Gayle Mathis
Doris May
Hampton May
David Messer
Charles McElatten
Mildred McLeod
Anne Michell
Nancy Mock
Joyce Murphy
Luvenia Nails
Jeanie Nichols
Ann Pille
Cherry Rankin
Dawn Ray
Lucille Reinsburrow
Eunice Reese
Jennifer Ridgeway
Allan Roberts
Berry Roberts
Elizabeth Rogers
Eugene Russ
Betty Sapp
Rita Sealy
Joan Sigafoose
Eloise Sites
Bishop Ella Speed
Lauren Stratton
Ella Thoren
Ester Tibbets
Bill Tibbets
Joyce Timmons
Pay Tracey
Maria Vickers
Shirley Vignero
Elder O.H. Walker
Shirley Walker
Lorriane Whatley
Sadie Washington
Dr. Shirley White
Dr. Daniel White
Frances Wiggins
Willie Williams
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Christy Duncan
Marquis Home Health
Carrabelle High School
Joyce Terrell Timmons
Sea Horse Gift and Florist-
Doris Gibbs, Supervisor of Elections
Apalachicola Seafood Grill and Steaks
Franklin County Chronicle-Tom Hoffer
Franklin County Work Camp-Major W.F. Watson
American Legion Auxiliary Post 106
Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times
Tim Turner
Dolores Sweet Shop
Laura Sutton, Patty Dempsey and Paula Rose
WOYS Radio 100.5
First Baptist Church of Apalachicola
Carrabelle IGA Plus-Trigger Hutchson
Apalachicola IGA-Ricky Scarabin
The Sunflower
The Clipper Shoppe
-Red's BP
Charlotte's Web
Joan Sigafoose
Seafood to Go
Piggly Wiggly-Lee McLemore and John Hitt
Valerie Kidney
Eunice Ard
Carl Ard
The Mane
Artemis Gallery
Miller Marine
Nancy Mock
The Hut
Hilda Boettcher
Ruth Barton
Bay City Lodge
Pendleton's Citgo
Carpet Country
The Love Center
"C" Quarters Marina
Carrabelle General Store
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/26/01 Invoice No. 6227
Descriptionof Vehicle: Make Nissan Model PK Color Blue
Tag No 472EKB Year 1992 stateTN Vin No. 1N6SD11Y6NC306470
To Owner: Katherine J. or Hoyt W. Wehunt To Lien Holder: Wachovia Bank of NC
462 Longhollow Rd. P.O. Box 1806
Elizabethton, TN 37643 Greenville, NC 27835

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/21/01 at the request of CPD 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
$ 271.00 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 04/26/01 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 indentifibation, 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


Cherry Rankin
Sid Winchester
Jim Lawlor


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Hampton May


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Donna Butterfield
Dawn Ray
Ann Casey
Nancy Mock
Mary Sue Phipps
Mildred Davis

Pat Geiger
Lauren Stratton
Gail Mathis
Bobby Messer
Vivian Fleming
Jennifer Perry
Frances Gilbert
Barbara Sexton
Irene Murray
Annie Mitchell

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Elizabeth Tucker
Maggie Murray
Jessie Harris


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Treasurer


* Members *
Charlotte Griffith
Frank Stephens
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Executive Director
Fiscal Officer
Admin. Asset.
Lead Case Manager
CCE Case Manager
OAA Program MGR/
Volunteer Coordinator
Data Operator
Kitchen Manager
Homemaker/Driver
Homemaker
Homemaker/Personal Care
Personal Care
Homemaker/Personal Care
Receptionist (Green thumb)
Janitor (Green Thumb)
Center Site Manager
(Senior Comp)
Driver
Respite (Senior Comp)
Respite (Senior Comp)
Homemaker


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WATERFRONT HOMES
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Bay Area

Choral Society

Presents Easter

Concert At

Trinity

A program of music from popular
Broadway shows and the more
traditional music of the Easter
season was presented by the Bay
Area Choral Society at historic
Tnnity Church. Apalachicola. on
Sunday afternoon at 4 O'clock.
March 25. 2001.












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Meryl Young

Songs from FIDDLER ON THE
ROOF and PHANTOM OF THE
OPERA were conducted by Dr.
Tom Adams. including "If I ['ere
a Rich Man". "Matchmaker.
Matchmaker" and "Sunrise. Sun-
set". Selections from PHANTOMN
OF THE OPERA included "Think
of Me." "-All I ask of You" and "The
Point of No Return". Soloists were
Gordon Adkins, Wesley Chesnut,


Royce Hodge and Merel Young.
Bedford Watkins accompanied
both segments of the Sunday pro-
gram on piano.
The second part of the program
included Mendelssohn's "He
Watching Over Israel", Brahms'
"How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling
'Place," and three excerpts from
Messiah. Parts II and III by Handel
conducted by Eugenia Watkins.
Soloists included Sopranos Bar-
bara Reed and Cynthia Rhew.
The Bay Area Choral Society In-
cludes the Iollo%'Iina members:


Alto
Ruth Eckstine
Susan Galloway
Shirley Hartley
Barbara Hartsfield
Judy Little
Ina Maragaret Meyer
Shirley Taylor
Mary Frances Willock

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Tom Adams


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Tenor
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Gordon Adkins
Phil Jones
Elizabeth Sisung

Bass
Wesley Chesnut
Dewitt Galloway
Royce Hodge
Nlerel Young
The next concert will be on Apnl
22nd at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). This
year's Concert In The Park will
present Dixieland music by Jim's
Dixie Jammers who were such a
hit m their October 1999 concert
in the Dixie Theatre. This concert
in Lafayette Park, Apalachicola,
will be free and open to the pub-
lic. In case of rain, the Jammers
will present their program in Trin-
ity Church, Apalachicola.


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Franklin.

Bulletin
Board
By Tom Campbell
April 7 May 5, 2001
April 7-Panhandle Players and Dixie
Theatre co-present the musical "Kiss
Me Kate" performed by the local
Wakulla Community Theatre Group at
8 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre. Call Dixie
Theatre at 653-3200 for further infor-
mation on this performance.
April 7-Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin'
Festival-Downtown 8 a.m. until mid-
night. For information call 962-5282.
April 9-The Wilderness Coast Pub-
lic Libraries (WILD) Governing Board
will meet on Monday, April 9, 2001,
at 2:00 p.m. at the Wilderness Coast
Public Libraries office in Crawfordville.
For more information, please call (850)
926-4571.
April 10-FSU-Baseball: FSU vs.
Mercer University, 6 p.m., Dick
Howser Stadium, Chieftain Way, 644-
1403. Concert: University Singers, 8
p.m. Ruby Diamond Auditorium,
Westcott Building, 644-6500. Faculty
Luncheon Series: "Faculty Morale and
Faculty Welfare," FSU religion profes-
sor Leo Sandon, 12:30-1-30 p.m.,
Presbyterian University Center, 548
W. Park Ave. 222-6320. Women's
Studies: "Globalization: The Chal-
lenges for Women," Nawai El Saadawi,'
Egyptian scholar, physician, novelist,
feminist and human rights activist,
7:30 p.m., Everglades Auditorium,
Turnbull Center, 555 W. Pensacola.
St., 644-9514.
April 10 13 14-FSU Theatre:
Mainstage production of Thornton
Wilder's 'The Skin of Our Teeth," part
of "A Season Worth Sharing," 8 p.m.,
Richard.G. Fallon Theater, Fine Arts
Building, corner of Copeland and Call
Streets, fee, 644-6500 (also April 13
and 14, 17-21; 2:30 p.m., April 22)
April 13 16-Franklin School Dis-
trict 2001 Calendar-Easter Spring
Break.
April 15-Easter Sunday.
April 16 20-Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College campus advising and reg-
istration for the summer 2001 is as
follows: Summer A, Registration: April
16 to May 4, Classes Begin: May 7,
Registration Fees Due: April 27. Sum-
mer B, Registration: April 16 to 20,
June 13 to 15, Classes Begin: June
18, Registration Fees Due: June 8.
Fall, Registration: April 16 to 20, July
9 to 20, August 15 to 17, Classes Be-
gin: August 20, Registration Fees Due:
August 10.
April 17-We are looking for volun-
teers who would like to help their com-
munity when a disaster strikes. If you
are interested please try to attend one
or several of the following Disaster
Services courses. All Disaster Services
courses are offered at no charge. To
register please call the Disaster Ser-
vices Office of the Capital Area Chap-
ter in Tallahassee at 894-6741 or
*ARC on your cell phone or fax your


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name, phone number and course se-
lection to 878-3441 or e-mail us at
tallaha@crossnet.org. INTRODUC-
TION TO DISASTER SERVICES-The
purpose of this three hour video based
course is to provide fundamental in-
formation about disaster, the commu-
nity response and the role of Red
C pss Disaster Services. April 17th,
6:00 p.m., 187 Office Plaza Drive, Tal-
lahassee. May 1st, 6:00 p.m., Emer-
gency Operations Center, Apalachi-
cola. May 3rd, 6:00 p.m., 187 Office
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee. May 3rd,
6:00 p.m.. To Be Determined,
Chattahoochee. For a complete list-
ing of Disaster Services courses be-
ing offered by the Capital Area Chap-
ter please visit our web site at
www.tallytown.com/redcross and link
to the course calendar page. If you are
a State Of Florida, City Of Tallahas-
see or Leon County government em-
ployee you can receive 15 days of paid
DISASTER LEAVE to volunteer for the
American Red Cross in time of disas-
ter.
April 19 20-The Americar Lung
Association of Florida/Big Bend Re-
gion will hold the 8th Annual Pulmo-
nary Symposium on April 19th and
20th at the Turnbull Conference Cen-
, ter/FSU Center for Professional De-
velopment. This symposium is a con-
tinuing education update on the state
of the art in pulmonary medicine and
is designed for practicing allergists,
internists, family physicians, pedia-
tricians, respiratory therapists,
nurses and technicians with an inter-
est in pulmonary disorders. Experts
from around the state and Tallahas-
see have been chosen as the faculty
for their knowledge on new develop-
ments/techniques in the diagnosis
and management of adults and chil-
dren with respiratory problems. Top-
ics include updates on Tuberculosis
in the New Millennium, Primary Lung
Cancer, New Treatments for Adult and
Pediatric Asthma, The Challenges of
Pulmonary Rehabilitation, End of Life
issues and more. This program will
provide 9 continuing education cred-
its. For application forms and more
information call the American Lung
Association at (850) 386-2065 or 1-
800-LUNG-USA.
April 21-Antique Car Club Race-
Panama City to Apalachicola. Phone
653-9419.
April 28-Eleventh Annual Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival with arts, crafts,
food, music and entertainment. Some
of the artists at the festival with their
works on display will be .from
Sarasota, Monticello, Homosassa, Lee,
and Gainesville, Florida; also from
Marshville, N.C., and six from Talla-
hassee, three from Crawfordville, and
four from Carrabelle. For more infor-
mation phone: 697-2585.
April 28-Historic Apalachicola An-
tique and Classic Boat Show-Down-
town Apalachicola. Also: Marine Flea
Market on Water Street. Apalachicola.
For more information, phone: 653-
9419.
April 30--Carrabelle Artists Associa-
tion meets last Monday of each month
at Yaupon Garden Club in Carrabelle
at 7 p.m. Phone President Joe
Kotzman 850-697-8298 for more de-
tails.
May 5-9th Annual Spring Tour of
Historic Homes (Benefits Historic
Trinity Episcopal Church Restoration
and Preservation Fund) in Apalachi-
cola. Phone!'653-9419.


Benedict Hall

Emergency

Matnageeai

Update


After Tim Taylor's speech before
the Volunteer Donor Luncheon at
the Senior Citizen Center in Car-
rabelle on Saturday, March 31st,
'rim Taylor responded to ques-
tions about the current status of
emergency rescue in Franklin
County.
The question prompting Taylor's
response was simply "What has
happened following your concerns
expressed before the Franklin
County Commissioners after the
tragedy that took two lives last
December?" Taylor said that the
tragedy was a coordination and
communication problem that has
since been repaired. He admitted
that his office, Franklin County
Emergency Management had
"...been left out of the loop," when
the call first came for rescue ef-
forts. Since then, Taylor has been
meeting with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission, the Sheriffs
department, and the Department
of Environmental Protection.
From those meetings a volunteer
rescue squad has been formed,
using boats from the DEP. The
Emergency Operation Center at
the Apalachicola airport would be
staffed with representatives from
those agencies and others to co-
ordinate rescue patterns while
avoiding duplication. Another
phase of operations involves the
establishment of a backup radio
network county-wide, currently in
process. Taylor is looking for vol-
unteers from Carrabelle, East-
point, St. George, and other towns
to join this network in the event
an emergency would need a
backup network.
He said, "We're asking citizens
and fishermen to get involved with
us to help relay rescue informa-
tion, when needed." He cited the
need to develop relationships
among the communicators "so
when an emergency comes, they
will know who we are, and help
us." Just when the plan will be
"in place" is not determined. 'This
depends upon volunteer person-
nel available', the resources, and
training capabilities..." Taylor
concluded. Another new agency is
being formed; the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. Prospective radio op-
erators and other volunteers
should contact Taylor at 653-
8799.


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JtI-HHY UiALLUWAY BILLY JOE SMILEY
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Congratulations to Prudential Resort Realty associates: Helen Spohrer, CCIM, GRI; Jack Prophater; Ruth
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Prudential Resort Realty, established in 1985, services Florida's Forgotten Coast from Mexico Beach to
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201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
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Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.
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Donna Butterfield reads commendatory resolutions from
cities of Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Franklin County.
Ms. Rankin then asked every one seated to go table by table to be
served with the buffet lunch.
After all had eaten, the program began with Ms. Butterfield reading
aloud for the benefit of those present, the three resolutions. One
from the City of Carrabelle, one from the City of Apalachicola and
another from Franklin County Commission expressing their pride in
the Center and its work and declaring the Month of March to be
Senior Citizen Month.


Volunteer Pam Rush cuts dessert
Cherry Rankin then introduced Tim Turner, who is presently the
entire paid staff of the Franklin County Emergency Management.
She said she had only met him in the last few months but had learned
a lot about him. "He is a man of wisdom. He has a big heart.' He
reminds me of my husband sometimes. He goes that extra mile even
if he doesn't feel like it. He is a volunteer. He also believes in giving
but never wants to be recognized."
Turner started off by saying he could not run his job as Emergency
Management so successfully if he did not have help from depend-
able volunteers.


He said that he, too, was a volunteer as he works for the American
Red Cross, helping out, helping victims of fires in the County. He
said he came to the area 20 years ago and at first was a volunteer for
US. Later he ran the eastern part of the county as aide to "Butch"
Baker. When Baker took employment in a larger county down in
south Florida he became the EM manager.
Turner said that when Baker left he now has the entire county to
provide help for. He says it is hisjob to be present at any kind of
emergency. He goes out on fires, spills of hazardous materials, wrecks,
and of course is on duty through every storm or hurricane.
He said he started out his volunteer service selling donuts for his








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Hampton May
local church when he was only six. His church was trying to get
money for a new building. Now in addition to the EMS he in the
Director and Founder of "Helping Hands Ministries," He said he had
been doing it for about 6 1/2 years. "It started with 2 elderly ladies
and we helped them with food." God spoke to me and told me what
to do. He said, "If I would put the food out there, he would make the
way. We started a food pantry."
"Soon we were feeding 75 people. We have 40 50 volunteers and
donors. Each gives work or labor and we have survived this way."
Currently the program supplies about 40,000 pounds of food each
month to children, the elderly and the needy." He added that he
believes there are 4 500 people in need.
He said he will guarantee that if any person would find this a worthy
way to help, the project will use every cent of each dollar. There are
no expenses and no salaries and it will be kept that way. He said
that if you want to be a partner you can donate to an account setup
at the Gulf State bank.
He also said that he is always in need of volunteers for his Emer-
gency Management. Special Needs Driver, Telephone Operator, Pub-
lic Assistance Committee, Unmet needs Committee, Red Cross Vol-
unteers, particularly after a Hurricane, Fire Department Support
team, E-O-C Radio Operator Network, Civil Air Patrol and U.S.
Coastguard Auxiliary. There is training in all these jobs.
Turner said that small places such as Franklin County have always
taken care of each other.
He said, "It was never intended for Big Government to take care of
us. We should help people who deserve help. If you want to help we
can find you something to do."
Turner was given a ringing round of applause,
Then came the certificates of appreciation for the assembled volun-
teers and staff. Special plaques were given to Jeff Smith and Mike
Mock of the Sheriffs Department for doing the cooking at other af-
fairs. Also specially recognized Attorney Joyce Timmons who has
given pro bono legal advice to the board and to elderly citizens.
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There was one moment that brought a great deal of laughter from
the Carrabellans. Ms. Butterfield held up a certificate for help from
the I.O.A. She started to read the certificate and she suddenly broke
up and said, "I am presenting this certificate to TRIGGER? A horse?"
Several people in the audience called out. Trigger is one of the assis-
tant managers at our I.G.A."
There wasstill some more fun after the certificates and other recog-
nition had been handed out. No luncheon is complete until all of the
audience had door prize tickets. No one went away empty handed.

Deadline Approaching For Purchasing
Apalachicola Bay Oyster Harvesting License


Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Terry L. Rhodes announced that
the application dates for the
2001-02 Apalachicola Bay Oyster
Harvesting License (AP) are May
17 through June 30, 2001.
AP licenses will be issued at the
time of purchase at the Shellfish
Center located at 260 Seventh
Street in Apalachicola.
Persons 18 years or older who are
applying for an AP license for the
first time to commercially harvest
oysters from the Apalachicola Bay
System are required to attend an
educational seminar at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Reserve at 9 a.m. on one of the
following dates: May 16, 23, 30,
June 6 and 13. Registration be-
gins 30 minutes prior to the semi-
nar. Seating is limited and is on a
first-come, first-served basis. No
applicant will be admitted after
the seminar begins.
The renewal educational seminar
is no longer required'for anyone
who holds a current AP license or
who previously held an AP license.
As in the past, the fee for the AP
license is $ 100 for Florida resi-
dents and $500 for nonresidents,
and is valid through June 30,
2002. The law imposes a $500 late
fee, in addition to the $100 license
fee, for failure to pay the license
fee during the issuance period.


Each AP License applicant will be
eligible to receive up to $100
credit toward one Salt Water Prod-
ucts License (SP). Applications for
AP and SP licenses must be made
at the same time to receive credit;
there are no exceptions.
Temporary SP licenses will be is-
sued at the Shellfish Center for
those who are purchasing an AP
license. Additional SP licenses
must be obtained from the Talla-
hassee Saltwater Licensing Office
located at 620 South Meridian.
AP license holders can purchase
the license by check or money
order only (no cash) at the
Apalachicola Shellfish Center,
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, between May 17
and June 29, 2001. AP applica-
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include the $500 late fee, for a
total of $600.


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Editorial and Commentary


Conservation Of Natural Florida

Needs Support From Florida's

Elected Leaders

Recently the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee voted to take
$100 million of Florida's Preservation 2000 (P-2000) funds to pay for
the state's share of Everglades restoration. The committee then took
the general revenue money that had been set aside for the Everglades
and allocated it to other government purposes. This action places
Florida's environment at great risk.
When they enacted P-2000 in 1989, Florida's legislators promised to
preserve Florida's lands and waters. The Senate broke this promise
last week by raiding P-2000 funds. By withdrawing $100 million from
P-2000, opportunities to save Florida's lands and waters will be lost
forever.
Using P-2000 funds to support the state's share of Everglades resto-
ration reverses the commitment Florida made last year to fund most
of the state's share of Everglades restoration from general revenues.
Based on this commitment, the United States Congress passed the
historic Everglades Restoration Act. How can Congress have faith in
Florida if the state fails to deliver on its word in the first year of the
Everglades agreement? The Senate action could jeopardize billions of
dollars in federal funding for the Everglades.
Moreover, the Senate's raid goes against the will of Florida's citizens.
In 1998, more than 72 percent of Florida's voters approved an amend-
ment to Florida's constitution authorizing the continuation of state
programs to buy land for conservation. This month a public opinion
poll conducted by The Nature Conservancy revealed that 97 percent
of voters agree that we owe it to our children and grandchildren to
protect land, drinking water and wildlife. Current funding for the
environment amounts to only three percent' of the state's budget. To
reduce this scant amount would have tragic consequences for natu-
ral Florida.
Showing laudable concern for Florida's environment, Governor Bush
has spoken out strongly against the Senate's actions. Hopefully the
governor and legislature will conclude that the Senate's actions last
week was a passing misunderstanding and that Florida's government
will in the end continue its longstanding bipartisan tradition of sav-
ing the natural resources that are so much a part of our state's char-
acter and of its lasting value as a place to live.
Robert J. Bendick, Director
Florida Chapter, The Nature Conservancy
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cated to preserving plants, animals and natural communities that repre-
sent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they
need to survive. The Conservancy's Florida Chapter has helped protect
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Franklin County's Own Dixie Compares

With Best


By Tom Campbell
Recently, a vivid reminder has
come that Franklin County's own
Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola
compares with the best.
Emmy Award winning writer of
"The West Wing," Rick Cleveland,
who got his MFA in theatre from
the University of Iowa in 1995,
wrote:
"Theatre, I think, unfortunately,
is in big trouble. The audiences
keep getting older and funding
scarcer. The money that theatres
used to spend producing brand
new plays is just as often used for
... practically unrecognizable re-
vivals of Shakespeare. Not only
that, new plays often get caught
in an endless loop of 'workshops
and readings' that drive many
playwrights to find more reward-
ing work ... And why not? With
the digital camera you can make
a movie for just about the same
amount of money it used to cost
to produce a new play."


He continued: "As theatre's older,
subscription-based audience
keeps dying off, it needs to find a
younger, edgier, less elitist voice.
Only then will people who have
never been to the theatre start to
come-and realize that theatre
truly does offer something that
television and movies can't touch.
The immediate, transcendent
power of watching actors in a live
performance ... When theatre is
pretentious and self-important-
which it too often is-it only
pounds another nail in the coffin
lid of what was and still could be
a vital medium. But when it is
good-when it is really great the-
atre-it is better than rock and
roll."
For those in Franklin County who
have not yet discovered the excite-
ment of live theatre at the Dixie,
mark your calendar and make a
note to yourself that a wonderful
experience is there for you to en-
joy. For more information, phone
the box office at (850) 653-3200.
Producing Director Rex
Partington will be happy to an-
swer your questions.


Letter To The Editor
Monday in Wakulla County Judge Walker issued a decision in the
case of Ronald Fred Crum. A fisherman from Panacea, Florida. Judge
Walker found Mr. Crum guilty of possessing a gill net on a boat less
than 22 feet long. This decision is a travesty of justice and subjects
every one using any net in Florida waters to be arrested and found
guilty for possessing a gill net on a boat less than 22 feet long. The
decision violates the Florida Constitution, ignores the Florida Su-
preme Court rulings, panders to environmental extremists, and serves
to perpetuate the discriminatory practices of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Mr. Crum had not put the net in the water or fished with the net. The
net was new and unusual. The net was less than 500 square feet.
When asked on the stand if the net would gill fish, Mr. Crum honestly
stated it would. Mr. Crum knows, as do all competent fishermen with
any experience with nets, that ALL nets gill fish. It is common sense
that fish come in all sizes and no matter what size hole there is in a
net there is a fish that will get stuck in it, Florida courts have ruled
that all nets gill and entangle fish. According to Judge Walkers deci-
sion all nets that can gill fish are illegal under Florida Statute
370.092(3). Possession of a net that can gill or entangle fish on a boat
under 22 feet is all that is necessary to be found guilty. No net is
exempt. This includes dip nets, shrimp nets, frame nets, lending
nets.... you name it. Even net which is exempted by the Florida Con-
stitution, Article X section 16(c)(1) is riot exempt under the 370.092(3).
The voters did not intend to ban all nets. Judge Walker ignored the
Florida Supreme Court determined Florida voter intent.
The Center For CMI Rights Advocacy entered a brief into the case
explaining the Florida Supreme Court ruling that stated the Florida
voters intended for the Florida Constitution to limit nets to 500 square
feet. This Constitutionally exempts all nets under 500 square feet
from being defined as or determined to be gill or entanglement nets.
This is in the Florida,Constitution. Judge Walker ignored the Florida
Constitution too.
The Center For Civil Rights Advocacy explained that the violation of
the exemption discriminates against Floridians on the basis of race
and disability. Explaining that federal civil rights requirements re-
quired the exemption to provide equal access to the resources for all
Floridians. Judge Walker ignored US Constitutional Civil Rights tool
I don't know why Judge Walker chose to make such an unjust deci-
sion, Maybe she does agree with environmental extremists who want
to stop all fishing. Maybe after being passed over twice for promotion
to the District Court by Governor Jeb Bush, Judge Walker no longer
feels it is worth it to rock the boat with truth and justice in the court-
room. What I do know is Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is under federal investigation by the US Department of Com-
merce and the US Department of the Interior for resource manage-
ment laws and rule making behavior that violates the civil rights of
Floridians and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. It seems
that at every turn Florida agencies and now Wakulla County Court is
unwilling to stand up against special interests that perpetuate un-
lawful discrimination. Judge Walker's decision has made it clear which
side of these issues the Wakulla County Courts are on.
A new form of government is taking shape in Florida controlled by
environmental extremists and the politicians who are willing to pan-
der to them for their organized vote. The Constitution, Civil rights
mean nothing to these people. The Courts are used to blackmailciti-
zens, politicians, and bureaucrats alike. Right or wrong these ex-
tremists will sue until you run out of money. They seem to have an
unending supply of money, in part supplied by our own government.
People like Ronald Crum are just casualties of the fight we are losing.
Our children are taught more about the manatee than they are taught
about their civil rights in school. Nets and guns are the enemies not
the people who use them to cause harm. People who would tear down
the US Constitution to save animals are heroes. Never mind that the
animals could have been saved without tearing the Constitution down.
Laws are written, shaped, and enforced on the whims of the environ-
mentalists regardless of the desires of the people. There was a time
when those who sought to tear down the Constitution and destroy
freedom were called communists, whose beliefs were unwelcome in
the hallowed halls of our great nation. Now they are called environ-
mentalists to whom even the courts must bow and scrap to.
Walter Pine
Executive Director
Center for Civil Rights Advocacy


"Kiss Me Kate" Comes To Dixie


Theatre
On Saturday, April 7th the
Wakulla Community Theatre will
bring their production of Cole
Porter's hit musical "Kiss Me
Kate!" to the Dixie Theatre.
The Dixie Theatre and the Pan-
handle Players are presenting this
performance, which begins at
8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th.
Tickets for the performance of
"Kiss Me Kate" are $10. 00 and
may be purchased at the Dixie
Theatre Box Office Wednesdays
and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. un-
til 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday,
April 7th from 2:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m.
The Wakulla Community Theatre
'has a long history of successful
I musical productions. Last year it
was "Pajama Game". In years past
there was "Hello Dolly" "Guys And
Dolls", "Oklahoma", "South Pa-
cific", "Camelot" and many
others.
Mina Sutton, veteran actress and
charter member of the Wakulla
Community Theatre (WCT) is
back after a year's hiatus and
again cast in a leading role with
'tons' of script, songs and dance
steps to learn. But for Mina, its
much easier to learn the script
now with daughters, Amy and
Amanda there to help her re-
hearse.
"After I've had some time to go
over the script, get the gist of the
story and where the other char-


acters tit, Amy and Amanda, will
read the other parts and keep me
straight on my lines until I know
them. Both are stern taskmasters
too, correcting me at every turn.
They usually learn the lines be-
fore I do, and just the mention of
a word from a line is all they need
to recite it back to me", Mina said.
"The kitchen is my favorite study
place since so much time is spent
there", continues Mina. "Right
amongst the pots, pans and
noodles are served lines from
Shakespeare's 'Taming of the
Shrew', the story that the 'Kiss Me
Kate' plot is built upon," grins
Mina.
Husband Andy is not much on the
word for word script read but
serves as one person audience.
"He listens to my lines and notes
the words that need emphasis to
accentuate the humor or drama
intended to produce the right re-
sponse from an audience. His
suggestions are very helpful and
almost always right on cue", Mina
Concludes.
Mina has been in seven of the nine
Broadway musicals produced by
the WCT in as many years; along
with several musical reviews and
dinner theatre productions. Her
last role as 'Eliza' in 'My FairLady'
brought showers of accolades
from theatre patrons and is cast

Continued on Page 12


Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor and Citizens,
Six weeks ago I traveled 5 hours to watch a trial I thought would
restore my belief that there are honest, fair, and just judges out there.
But in Jill Walker's courtroom I watched the biggest travesty and
miscarriage of justice I have personally witnessed to date.
At the start of the trial the Judge issued an order that the witnesses
shall not discuss testimony among themselves or with their attorney
within hearing distance of each other. All of the prosecutor's witnesses
and the prosecutor himself disobeyed the Judge's order. Judge Walker
was informed and she took no action against them even after they
admitted doing this. The Judge refused to cite them for contempt,
refused to grant a mistrial, and revised to strike their testimony. It
was obvious to 90 present that the prosecutor changed his line of
Questions and, the Marine Patrol changed their testimony after the
illegal conversation.
Because of the questions of law raised during trial, Judge Walker
accepted an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief from the Cen-
ter for Civil Rights Advocacy. I have read a copy of this brief. I felt
reasonably secure that the defendant, Ronald Fred Crum, would be.
found not gullt The brief covered requirements on civil rights stem-
ming from the U.S. Constitution, Florida Constitutional rights arid
rules of law that could and would impact this case. Key being the rule
of Lenity. Which states if a law has more than one interpretation the
one least harmful to the defendant applies.
Now six weeks later Judge Walker rules. She first ignores the fact
that prosecution's testimony was tainted. She then ignores the U.S.
and Florida Constitutions. She ignores the rule of Lenity. She chooses
a Florida Statute that is based on the most restrictive and harmful
interpretation of Article X section 16 of the Florida Constitution and
finds Mr. Crum guilty. She uses one sentence out of context to base
her decision on.
Our Courts are being used as political pawns and stepping stones for
our politicians and judges to gain greater power. When can we as
Americans and as fishermen expect some true justice and reason-
able regulations?
SThelma J. Roper


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April 28, 2001 Saturday
The 11th annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2001, in
downtown Carrabelle, Florida. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Activities
will include: Arts Festivals, Maritime Crafts Exhibits and Demonstrations, Music and Food.
Picturesque Carrabelle is experiencing it's renaissance and this will be echoed in our Festival.
Visitors will enjoy the scenery, the beaches, and the charm of Florida's Forgotten Coast, with
entertainment all day long.
ARTS
Our art show will feature quality regional artists. Art exhibits will include originals, as well as
limited and open edition prints. Craft artists will exhibit and have available for sale authentic
custom designed works including fine pottery, sculptures, unique metal art, custom woodcarv-
ing, yard art and many other fun things.

MARITIME
Maritime Crafts Exhibits and Demonstrations. .


MUSICt o t
Enjoy a variety of talents all day Saturday, sponsored by Wicked Willies.


FOOD
A wonderful array of local and outside (professional)
vendors will be available to provide Forgotten Coast
specialities and old-time favorites.


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The U. S. Census reports that the
population of Franklin County in
2000 was 11,057 persons, with
9,068 over the age of 18. 81.2
percent were Caucasian. African
Americans or blacks comprised


16.3 per cent of the county's
population, up from about 12.1
percent in the 1990 census, Less
than one percent of the county's
population were American Indian,
Alaskan Natives, Asian, "some


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Franklin County Census: 2000


All ages 18 years and over

Subject Number Percent Number Percent
Total population 11,057 100.0 9,068 100.0
One race 10,909 98.7 8,948 98.7
White 8,983 81,2 7,324 80.8
Black or African American 1,804 16.3 1,515 16.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 50 0.5 50 0.6
Asian 22 02' 22 0.2"
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2, 0.0 2 z 0.0
Some other race 48 0.4 35 0.4
Two or more races 148 1.3 120 .3

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

Total population 11,0s7 100.0 9,068 100.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 268 2. 226 2.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,789 97.6 8,84, 97.5
One race 10,662 96.4 8,739 96.4
WhIe 8.822 79.8 7,18& 79.3-.
Black or African American 1,762 15.9 1,478 16.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 47 0.4 4/ 0,
Asian 19 0.2' 19 0.2"
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2 0. 2 0.0
Some other race 10 0.1 5 0.1
Two or more races 127 .1 103 1.1
Source: U.S: Census Bureau. Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File,
Matrices PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4.


(276) From Cotton to
Quail: An Agricultural
Chronicle of Leon County,
Florida, 1860-1967 by
Clifton Paisley. University of
Florida Press, third print-
ing, 1991, 162 pp, paper-
back. This book has been
selected for listing among
23 books on Florida state
-and local history in the
Harvard Guide to American
History. Sold regionally for
$18.95, Bookshop price
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other race", with two categorized
as "Native Hawaiian and/or "other
Pacific Islander". About 2.4 per-
cent were placed in the category
"Hispanic or Latino".


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An Agricultural Chronicle of
Lion Count,, Florida, 1860-1967
(277) Cassadaga: The
South's Oldest Spiritual-
ist Community. Edited by
John J. Guthrie, Jr, Phillip
Charles Lucas and Gary
Monroe. Calling itself a
"metaphysical mecca" the
small town of Cassadaga,
between Orlando and
Daytona Beach in central
Florida was established
more than a century ago on
the principle of continuous
life, the idea that spirits of
the dead commune with the
living. Through the
founders of Cassadaga have
passed on to the "spirit
plane", the quaint Victorian
town, remains the oldest
continuously active Spiritu-
alist center in the South
and was added to the Na-
tional Register of. Historic
Places in 1994. While the
community has often been
sensationalized and mis-
represented, this is the first
serious work to examine its
history, people, cultural en-
vironment and religious
system. Published by the
University of Florida Press,
2000, 241 pp. Hardcover.
Published nationally for
$29.95, Bookshop price =
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(279) The Seminole Indi-
ans of Florida by Clay
MacCauley. Published by
University Press of Florida,
2000, 93 pp, Paperback.
This report is often cited as
the first anthropological
study of the Florida Semi-
nole Indians. This classic
portrait of the Seminole
people was written at a time
when their way of life was
virtually unknown to the
rest of the world, and was
originally published by the
Smithsonian's Bureau of
Ethnology in 1887. This
edition contains an intro-
duction by William C.
Sturtevant, the world's
leading scholar on the
Seminole Indians and the
curator and ethnologist at
the Smithsonian's National
Museum of Natural History.
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(278) Claude Pepper and
Ed Ball: Politics, Purpose
and Power by Tracy E.
Danese. University of
Florida Press, 2000, 301
pp, Hardcover. The power
struggle between Claude
Pepper and Ed Ball in the
mid-twentieth Century.in
large part determined the
future of Florida. Their per-
sonal quest for power,
money and purpose illumi-
nates their historical role,
and in the case of Ed Ball,
the history of northern
Florida. Ed Ball,
brother-in-law of Alfred I.
duPont and trustee of the
duPont empire, was at one
time the single most pow-
erful businessman in
Florida. Claude Pepper, a
senior U. S. Senator, was
the state's heir to the legacy
of New Deal politics. The
book discusses the various
collisions between the two
men, and outlines Florida
political history as well.
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"Kiss Me Kate" from Page 10
as two characters, Lilli/Kate, in
Kiss Me Kate, the play within a
play.
"Kiss Me Kate" with music and
lyrics by Cole Porter and the book
by Samuel and Bella Spewack is
taken from William Shakespeare's
play "The Taming Of The Shrew".
After opening on Broadway in
December 1948, "Kiss Me Kate"
ran for over two and a half years.
The musical has over fifteen
songs, some of which went on to
become national and interna-
tional favorites. "Kiss Me Kate"
won Broadway's coveted Tony'
award in 1949 and again last year,
2000, for it's New York revival.
Not since the 1998 production of
Camelot, has the costumes in-
volved such variety, diversity in
color and style, further compli-
cated by the requirement that
each performer be fitted with both
a period costume for 1940's and
the Italian Renaissance!


Crystal Nelson, costume designer
and performer, has met the chal-
lengel Calling upon the resources
iand contacts she has developed
over her years in theatre, she has
"raided" costumes closets at
Brookwood School in Thomasville
and Tallahassee Little Theatre. All
contributed costumes suitable for
the production of Kiss Me Kate,
and the ones that could not be
found, Crystal designed and
sewed them herself with help from
Linda Rhea and Sharon
Christianson.
"Since Kiss Me Kate is a musical
comedy with a plot that repre-
sents two different climates, cul-
tures and periods, the clothing is
light, splashed with bright colors
ofjolly reds and pinks with a gen-
erous portion of brilliant green.
This is not a play for the dark and
drab", Crystal exclaims.
A task that would seem formi-
dable to even the most accom-
plished, Crystal, a skilled seam-


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stress, received her first experi-
ence with costuming while a gen-
eral theatre student at FSU.
"It was not until the last semes-
ter of my senior year in the
Bachelor's program, that I got into
costume design. It seemed inter-
esting so I volunteered my time
to do the costumes for Working, a
play on campus with twenty-three
cast members, each playing two
or three characters, all needing
different costumes. Now that was
real stress! But I did it. What a
thrill it was to see 'my' costumes
on the performers. That's when
my 'career' in costume design was
launched", says Crystal.
So impressed were her professors,
that Crystal was accepted the fol-
lowing year in the School of
Theatre's Master Degree Program
for Costume Design. In 1997, she
won the Best Costume Design
Award for her work in the Talla-
hassee Little Theatre's production
of Present Laughter.
A veteran performer, Crystal de-
buted with the WCT as the female
lead opposite husband, Alan, in
the March 2000 production of
Pajama Game. She has had roles
in Tallahassee Little Theatre, The-
atre A La Carte, Quincy Music
Theatre, and performed in Cham-
pagne Evenings, musical reviews,
and other various plays with
Thomasville On-Stage and Com-
pany, Thomasville's storefront
theatre. She is cast in a strong
supporting role as characters
Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate op-
posite Adrian Kelly, Bill/Lucentio.

Grant Program
Provides
Funds For

Boating
Improvement

The Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) is encour-
aging counties to apply for grants
to improve recreational boating in
their areas through the Florida
Boating Improvement Program
(FBIP).
FBIP provides competitive grant
funding to county governments
for enhancement of recreational
boating throughout the state. The
program receives funding through
a portion of fuel taxes.
Eligible projects include recre-
ational channel marking, public
launching facilities and enhance-
ments to existing facilities,
aquatic plant control other local
boating-related issues, including
education. Projects sited in coun-
ties with populations of 100,000
or less and coastal counties with
a high level of non-resident boat-
ing activities are given high
priority.
Applications will be accepted from
April 2 through May 28. Munici-
palities may apply cooperatively
through their county govern-
ments. This week, county admin-


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istrators will receive electronic
versions of the program guidelines
and the application, which may
be duplicated and shared for use
by others.
I For additional information, con-
tact Sandy Robertson at (850)
487-3755 or through e-mail at
FBIP@gfc.state.fl.us.


Clam Aquaculture from Page 1
Preferences for Applicants
In order to encourage economic development in the region, DACS
would offer two additional options to assist first-time leaseholders in
Franklin and Wakulla Counties in starting aquacultural businesses.
These options would provide preferences for selecting qualified appli-
cants:
a) Leases would be issued, as available, to qualified applicants who
reside in Franklin County or Wakulla County. In the event that addi-
tional leases remained available after the applying residents of Franklin
and Wakulla Counties had been accommodated, leases would. then
be issued to non-residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
b) Leases would be issued, as available, to qualified applicants who
did not currently possess aquaculture leases issued under chapter
253, P.S. This option would, in effect, limit leases to individuals who
were not already lessees, and litnit applicants from obtaining more
that one lease during each offering.
Leases should not be transferred for three years after the lease is
executed. Three years provide adequate time for a lessee to make a
bona fide effort to meet their business plan and for DACS to deter-
mine if the lessee is complying with their lease agreement. Failure of
the lessee to comply with the business plan during the initial three
years of the lease term would result in the lease reverting back to the
state. Terminated or cancelled leases could in turn be issued to an-
other qualified applicant. This provision will discourage applicants
who are speculating on the value of the lease as a real estate asset. In
circumstances where the demand for leases exceeds the number of
available leases, individual lease parcels have been transferred for
more than $5,000.00. Demand may create a situation where a per-
son could get a lease for $200.00 and make a substantial profit with
no intention of conducting aquacultural activities. No benefit is real-
ized by the state in these transactions; therefore, it is advantageous
for the state to re-issue the lease instead of the original lessee selling
the lease for a profit. When the lessee makes a bona fide effort to
meet the business plan during the first three years of the lease term,
then the lease can be transferred, assumed or sold in whole or in
part.
-A special lease condition, stating that a lease transfer will not be
approved by the Board of Trustees during the first three years of the
lease term, becomes more important when preference is applied for
Franklin and Wakulla County residents. It is plausible that residents
of these counties could apply for and receive a lease, and in turn, sell
the lease to applicants residing outside of these counties. The prefer-
ence would open an immediate opportunity for Franklin and Wakulla
County residents to sell their leases.
Section 253.71(6), F.S., provides that leases granted under this act
shall be assignable in whole or in part with the approval of the Board
of Trustees. Under this section, a special lease condition can be in-
cluded in the lease agreement providing that the Board of Trustees
will not approve lease transfers or assignments during the first three
years of the lease term.
The size of individual lease parcels should not be less than 1.5 acres
or more than 2.0 acres, more or less.
The business plan submitted for approval of the lease shall become
part of the lease agreement. Reasonable compliance with the devel-
opment plan and minimum production requirements is mandatory.
For the purpose of stipulating an effective cultivation performance
standard, required under section 253.71(4), F.S., the Lessee shall
make a reasonable and bonafide effort to culture hard clams in com-
pliance with the lease agreement and business plan.
DACS will notify all persons included on the list of potential appli-
cants and issue a public notice describing the lease terms and condi-
tions, as well as the application process to be used to select qualified
applicants. Additionally, DACS will conduct a public workshop to in-
form potential applicants about the application process and to assist
potential applicants in completing the application forms.


,Camp Gordon

Johnston
Association
Acquires Future

Museum Site


By TOm Campbell
Camp Gordon Johnston Associa-
Stion (CGJA) Board Member David
Butler of Gulf State Community
Bank announced Tuesday, April
3, 2001, that "the Association now
owns the old Officers Club and the
two-acre Ryan Lake on the adjoin-
ing property." For some years,
CGJA members have "had their
eyes on that property," because
it would be a prime location for
the CGJA Museum.
Butler said that CGJA had "bor-
rowed the money to buy the prop-
erty at the cost of about $65,000."
Now, according to Butler, CGJA
will have to begin a fund-raising
effort to raise the money in order
to pay off the debt.
Butler said that the property
would "eventually have to be
Ire-zoned," in order to place the


museum there. But ne antici-
pated that those concerned would
be happy with the news that
CGJA had bought the property
with the idea of building the mu-
seum there. The hope, according
to Butler, is to restore the build-
ing to resemble a building of the
World War II period. Landscaping
of the property would also be part
of the long-range plan for
development.
Those interested in making a
tax-deductible donation to the
museum fund may contact David
Butler at the Gulf State Commu-
nity Bank at 850-697-3395.



Riverfront from Page 1


Shillingburg's web site is http://
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'from those interested in her work.
Another artist whose works will
be displayed at the Riverfront Fes-
tival is Wayne Timm, who now
paints "mostly Florida-themed
art, using an air brush and
liquid-acrylic paint." He likes that
painting technique because of its
intensity and durability.
There will be 70 prints of his work
available at the Arts and Crafts
Show. The cost of his work ranges
from $10 to $25. He also sells
frames and can frame on site.
Captain Ron Treutel is owner of
Carrabella Cove Gallery at 1859
Highway 98 West in Carrabelle
Beach. His collection of local art-
ists is one of the best in the re-
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