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June 1 14, 2001


i Inside
SThis Issue
10 Pages
Apalachicola News .... 2
S' Teen Pregnancy ........ 2
L Editorial & Commentary
S............................... 3
/ Alligator Point .......... 4
Lighthouse News....... 5
Hurricane Preparedness
................................. 5
Alligator Point
Aquaculture .............. 6
Administrative
Investigation ............ 7
FCAN ........................ 8
SSalute to the Graduates
......Bookshop................ 10
Bookshop ................ 10


At the conclusion of Governor Jeb Bush's "Office Hours" held at the
Gulf-Franklin Community College Center in Port St. Joe on Thurs-
day, May 24th, a number of contemporary issues were commented
upon by the Governor during his whirlwind visit to Gulf and Franklin
Counties. He and his entourage arrived by fixed-wing aircraft from
Tallahassee a bit late, just after 7 a.m., and walked to the Emergency
Management Center where a large number of local and county offi-
cials were waiting. The "office hours" were private meetings held by
the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Frank Brogan with about 50
citizens who signed up on a "first come, first served" basis at the
community college. That ended about noon. 'The Governor and his
entourage drove back to the Apalachicola airfield for their departure.
. Among the interesting snippets of ne'.'. ..as the -(_'.errnr's ex-
pressed uncertainty about the proposed jail facility east of Carra-
belle; the upcoming legal fight to establish the state's rights in
the contest with Coastal Petroleum over oil-drilling in the Gulf of
Mexico, and Coastal's legal case asking to be paid for their leases;
the Governor's expectations on the high-speed rail bill, some un-
certainty about alleged pollution problems in Gulf County; and
an expectation that the state of Florida is "close" to having a final
agreement on the Tri-River controversy with Georgia and
Alabama.


The long morning began with the Governor's arrival by plane at the
Apalachicola airfield. Lieutenant Governor Frank Brogan arrived about
30 minutes later by other transportation. Will Kendrick, Franklin
County's Representative in the State Legislature began the brief pro-
gram of"greetings.
Will Kendrick: First, of all, I want to welcome you to Franklin County.
It's really an informal thing this morning. It is a pleasure to have you
here with us this morning. Glad you could take a few minutes...
Governor: Can I grab a cup of coffee while you're talking ?
Kendrick: There's some good pound cake over there too. ... We ap-
preciate your taking the time... We know you are on a tight schedule
but we really appreciate the effort that you have helped with as far as
small counties in the state, -especially small cities... As you know.
Apalachicola and Carrabelle have been beneficiaries of quite a bit of
money in the past few years, and we certainly appreciate your ef-
forts....
Governor: First of all, I want to say that you have got a great repre-
sentative in Tallahassee. Will does a great job and he manages to
avoid the big food fights and stays focused on his constituents ... He
does really good work (turning to Will Kendrick): You're lucky to have
someone of his caliber... When we flew in, it reminded me of the enor-
mous potential of this whole area ... When you fly in you just see the
expansive nature of beautiful, wild Florida ... and the resources that
exist. When you project out ... this is part of the state that's got in-
credible potential... The key, I think, is to try to take advantage of
that but not lose the quality of life that people like in a smaller kind of
setting where people know everybody, and there is not the hostility
and anger that builds up ... I think the last time I was at this airport,
I was fogged in and someone gave me a brochure of an industrial
park ...
Alan Pierce: Yeah... We're still working on it ...
Governor: We're looking at an interesting deal in Port St. Joe. To use
the Port facility there that would create a lot of exciting possibilities.
but it is the infrastructure that is the challenge...
Alan Pierce explained that a new road construction project was started
with state and federal funds. Will Kendrick continued the introduc-
tions of others attending the Governor's arrival. These included Cheryl
Sanders, Clarence Williams and Jimmy Mosconis.
Sanders: Governor, I appreciate everything you've done in the past
few years to help Franklin County. I look forward, and I know the
Board does, to working with you in the future. And, thank you for all
that you have done on the projects concerning Franklin County this
year...
Governor: How we doing on those leases? Sanders: We had the first
meeting Monday. It's looking good... one more thing. I am going to
finally find out how we cook clams so you'll know how to do it ...
Kendrick also introduced the President of the School Board Jimmy
Gander, and Superintendent of Schools, JoAn Gander.
Gander: I would like to thank you for all the. help you have given us
in the school system, and all the help you're gonna give us ... (laugh-
ter) ...
The Governor commented on the FCAT test scores, indicating aver-
ages were up statewide and in Franklin County.
Alan Pierce spoke briefly as Mayor of Apalachicola. reviewing the
Apalachicola budget and major projects for the Governor, including
stormwater improvements.
SMr. Bush responded: I'm a stickler for trying to bring some discipline
to the budget process. When people go through the process that we
ask them to and one of the things that relates to these water projects
is the (view) that if you started something, we think you ought to end
it before you start another one ...

Continued on Page 7


Franklin To Receive Nearly $10
Million Under 2001-2002 State Budget


Sen. Al Lawson and
Rep. Will Kendrick Lead
Way For District
By Tom Campbell
The state legislative session which
ended on May 4, 2001, saw law-
-makers approve a budget of over
$48 billion. The session was Sen,
Al Lawson and Rep. Will
Kendrick's first to represent the
district, including Franklin
County.
Both men feel that Franklin
County was well represented and
may realize every dollar that was
intended to come down to the citi-
zens of this county. Gov. Jeb
Bush is expected to "sign off' on
the budget late in May or early
June.
According to a report prepared
specifically for The Small County
Coalition, which includes only
Projects in Counties with Popu-
lations Less Than 150,000, the
amount designated for projects in
Franklin County totaled approxi-
mately $9,500,000. The funding
for education and some funds dis-
tributed to counties by state agen-
cies is not included.'
The largest amount designated to
Franklin is $2,687,466 for De-
partment of Transportation (DOT)
work.
This is for the resurfacing of State
Road (SR) 30 (US 98)-SR 377 (US
319) to Ochlockonee Bay Bridge.


The second largest amount for
Franklin County is $2,308,077 for
the widening and resurfacing of
SR 30 (US'98 and 319)-East of
County Road 385 to County Road
,384 (Adams Street).
The next largest amount is
$1,507,288 for resurfacing SR 30
"(US 98 and 319)-County Road 65-
(Bay Shore Drive) to SR 65.
The next largest amount to
Franklin County is $1,140,559 for
Repair and Rehabilitation of the
Apalachicola Bay Bridge on SR 30
(US 98).
The next largest amount is
$1,050,000 for the Carrabelle
Wastewater Improvements under
the Water Initiatives program.
Other designations include:
* Orman House Project, State
Parks-$68,206
* Apalachicola City Hall, Historic
Facilities-$350,000
* Fry-Conter House, Historic Fa-
cilities-$187,600
* Carrabelle Recreational Park-
$56,250
* Sylvester Williams Park Im-
proverments-$112,500
These ten projects, total nearly
$10 million designated inthis
year's budget for Franklin County.


New Law Gets Tough On Domestic


Violence

Message For Franklin
County Residents Who
Mistreat Family
Members
By Tom Campbell
Some people are saying in the new
law which gets tough on domes-
tic violence, there is a message for
Franklin County residents who
mistreat family members. The
new law includes mandatory jail
time and fines for those who strike
against spouses, parents, chil-
dren or other loved ones in the
home. The new law takes effect
July 1, 2001.
Modeled after Florida's tremen-
dously successful law for
gun-related crimes, the law called
"10-20-Life," a bill promoting
"zero tolerance for domestic
abuse" was signed into law on
Monday, May 21, 2001, by Gov.
Jeb Bush.
Gov. Bush said it became appar-
ent to him that "domestic violence
was not decreasing at the same
rate other violent crimes" have
decreased in the state.
In 1999, the number of serious
crimes dropped overall by nearly
nine percent, but the number of
crimes which involved domestic
violence "decreased by just 5.5
percent."
Nationally, estimates state that
"3.9 million women are physically
abused by their husbands or


live-in partners each year.
Nearly one in three American
women report being "physically
or sexually abused by a husband
or boyfriend at some point in
their lives." This is according
to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund
survey.
Some of the leaders in Franklin
County have stated that such
abuse "in Franklin County must
be brought under control."
Included in Florida's new law is a
"mandatory five-day stay in the
county jail for those found guilty
of or pleading no contest to do-
mestic violence who intentionally
cause bodily harm to the victim."
It is reported that the law "would
have incarcerated about 29,000
betrayers last year (2000)."
Florida officials say they believe
this new law "may be
ground-breaking legislation that
other states will copy." Many na-
tional experts on domestic vio-
lence stated that it is "unclear if
any other state has a similar law"
as the one passed by Florida.
The bill requires batterers on pro-
bation and/or community service
control to complete "an interven-
tion program or undergo counsel-
ing." It also pumps $4 million
more into domestic violence shel-
ters. There is also provision for
half a million dollars to be spent
on statewide, domestic violence
public awareness programs.

Continued on Page 10


St. George

Island On "20

Best Beaches

In America"

Again

By Tom Campbell
Locals in Franklin County knew
it already, so the news released
last week did not surprise resi-
dents of this coastal area. Stephen
Leatherman, a Florida Interna-
tional University coastal geologist,
compiles a list each year of the
twenty best beaches in America.
Again in 2001, St. George Island
placed in the top twenty.
The combination of "pure
quartz-crystal sand and
emerald-green, blue water" make
the beaches of St. George Island
a beautiful location.
Leatherman has three categories,
using fifty criteria to rank the
beaches on his list. The guidelines
include sand purity and size, wa-
ter clarity and temperature, wild-
life and others. Amenities such as
hotels and motels and restau-
rants in the area are also consid-
ered.
St. George Island State Park was
listed as Number 16 on the list of
top 20 beaches in America.
Poipu Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii,
was listed as Number One. Top
winners are excluded from the
next 10 surveys by Leatherman.
There were mixed reactions to the
news locally, as some people
warned of losing the wonderful
peacefulness of the beaches, as
crowds begin to move in. Many
leaders cited the need for "con-
trolled growth and careful plan-
ning."

Top 20 Beaches In America
The annual ranking of the
nation's best beaches by Stephen
Leatherman, FIU coastal geolo-
gist, includes seven Florida
beaches in the top 20.
1. Poipu Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
2. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Florida
3. Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii
4. Hanalei Beach, Hawaii
5. Caladesi Island State Park. Florida
6. Fort DeSoto Park, Florida
7. Hamoa Beach, Hawaii
8. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
9. Cape Florida. Florida
10. East Hampton Beach, New York
11. West Hampton Beach, New York
12. Makena State Park, Hawaii
13. Siesta Beach, Florida
14. Coast Guard Beach, Mass.
15. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
16. St. George Island State Park, Florida
17. Perdido Key, Fla./Ala.
18. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
19. Carpinteria City Beach, California
20. Long Beach Island, New Jersey



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Legislature Funds

25 New Officers

For FWC
The Florida Legislature responded
to boaters' and environmentalists'
calls for more attention to boat-
ing issues by approving a $2 mil-
lion appropriation for coastal law
enforcement. The appropriation
will enable the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) to hire 25 new offic-
ers to patrol coastal waters, par-
ticularly in counties where mana-
tees congregate.
Other legislation also funded
$600,000 for manatee-related re-
search and $77,000 for new
equipment.
"The Florida Marine Industries
Association and the Save the
Manatee Club lobbied heavily
with the FWC to urge legislators
to fund new conservation law en-
forcement positions," said Col.
Bob Edwards, director of the
FWC's Division of Law Enforce-
ment. "The governor's office also
helped encourage the legislature
to approve more law enforcement
positions for the FWC."
Edwards said the FWC also will
assign three existing positions to
focus on coastal patrols to in-
crease manatee protection.
"Increased law enforcement pres-
ence in coastal areas is going to
make Florida's waters much safer
for boaters and manatees,"
Edwards said.


Florida

Environment

Loses In Cuts On

Preservation

2000

Ten-Year $3 Billion
Program Would Protect
Florida's Environment,
Economy and Heritage
By Tom Campbell
Preservation 2000 (P2000) is a
ten-year $3 billion program,
which protects Florida's environ-
ment, economy and heritage. Cre-
ated in 1990 by the Florida legis-
lature, it has protected more than
one million acres of Florida's rec-
reation lands for future genera-
tions. The continued success of
this vital program is contingent on
an annual appropriation by the
Florida legislature.
The Nature Conservancy is a non-
profit organization dedicated to
preserving natural communities
that represent the diversity of life
on Earth by protecting the lands
and waters they need to survive.
SThe Conservancy recently pub-
lished a report that showed "at
least 13 Florida counties" passed
resolutions opposing the pro-
posed $100 million cut to the
state's most successful conserva-
tion program.
That cut by the legislature diverts
funds needed in the Preservation
2000 program. Many Floridians
have stated that "to see funds di-
verted like this, breaks that com-
mitment" which had been made
to the state's most successful con-
servation program.
"We're at a crucial time in the bar-
gaining process," said Katherine

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Pane 2 1 lunee 2001


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The. Franklin Chronicle:


Apalachicola. "It took Dale Snider
Problems a year to get started on Timber
Island," said Pierce. "You'd have
Multiply As City to get Planning and Zoning com-
mitted to get a variance. I don't
Of Apalachicola see how you'd handle parking."


Grows

By Sue Riddle Cronkite
People are crowding the small
meeting room of the Apalachicola
city commission meetings. The
past several months have seen
standing room only and
three-hour meetings. At the May
8 commission meeting those gath-
ered clapped and cheered at an
announcement by Ella Mosconis
that work will begin on the new
water system by October 1 of this
year and by October of next year
clean, clear, drinkable water can
be expected to come out of
faucets.
"We are replacing the water sys-
tem," Mayor Alan Pierce told Flo-
rence Green. "All of us buy bottled
water. We have to raise the rates
in order to get the money to do
it." Pierce was answering a ques-
tion on recent rate hikes on wa-
ter and sewer line usage and gar-
bage collection.
Enthusiasm for development of
the Bowery area on the north
downtown was a little less posi-
tive. Jerry Wallace, developer, was
greeted with some skepticism by
commission members on his re-
quest to rezone the area in order
to have residential housing over
shops. Wallace pointed to the
Grady Market. "The Bowery area
is zoned C-4 riverfront commer-
cial; the Grady Market is on C- ,"
City Clerk Betty Taylor-Webb an-
swered Wallace.
Wallace, of Destin, said he had
worked with Dale Snider on Tim-
ber Island property. "I had hoped
we could create that same excite-
ment," he said. Developing the
area would add 55 residential
units and 24 commercial shops.
Pierce told him that the city can't
take any action, that the problem
is that the current zoning doesn't
allow for residential.
Pierce said he believes it is a good
idea, but that it looks as if it would
be overbuilding for city of


Teen Pregnancy

Prevention 2001

By Rene Topping
On Saturday, May 3, 75 teenag-
ers from all over the county at-
tended 'Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion 2001" at an event that went
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and was
sponsored by the TIGERS ("Teens
in Gear Enjoy Realize Succeed")
Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library and Gulf Coast
Workforce Board grant project.
The event was held at the East-
point Volunteer Fire House.
The day was highlighted by spe-
cial events and workshops and
time for play such as a shake
down and breakout for pizza, tie
dye, face painting, ice cream and
youth entertainment.
The workshops included a panel
of community leaders on healthy
relationships, self esteem, setting
boundaries, leadership. educa-
tion, health issues and making
positive choices.
A teen parent forum-by those
who have been there-teen moms
and teen dads talk about experi-
ences and problems.
Baby-Think-It-Over T.M. project
(Children take home a lifelike doll
programmed by computer to cry,
need diapering, need feeding,
burping and most of all need in-
tensive care all through the day
and night.)
Girl talk and boy talk on respon-
sible parenthood.
Marie Marshall was the keynote
speaker. Her topic was "Respect-
fully Managing Your Sexuality
with Abstinence Education." Also
the teens heard from Jurgen
Wanke the grant coordinator. His
subject was "Staying on Track."
The "Baby-Think-It-Over" was
ended at the event na the teens


Correction
Das See not Dot See. As we
now understand it, the new
leasee of Weems Hospital is
Das See Corporation not as
erroneously published in the
last issue as Dot See. The
German words translate to
"The Lake".


"We'd have to add additional park-
ing," said'Wallace. "There's a lot
to be had on Commerce and Mar-
ket streets and we want to buy
block number two in order to have
valet parking. There would be
more.parking for shoppers."
Mayor Pierce said parking is al-
ready a major problem. "Go to
Planning and Zoning and hash it
South "
Pierce said the previous city com-
mission had agreed to consider
rezoning that area in a public
hearing which was never held.
When Wallace asked those gath-
ered if there were any objections,
one person spoke up. ""If you de-
velop it, a traffic light will have to
go up," he said. "'We don't want
any more traffic lights."
A discussion was held and deci-
sion made for Pat Floyd to com-
plete work on a deed to the city
land owned by Levy Cooper where
the county came in and paved as
part of a road.
SGrady Leavins returned to the
subject of the oyster shell pile at
Scipio Creek: Marina. "I'm con-
cerned about the future of the
oyster industry," he said. "We
need to assure that the work on
planting oyster shells in Apala hi-
cola Bay can continue. They
should have a lease. My concern
is for the citizens of Franklin
County."
At a recent meeting ofAtty. Floyd,
Anita Gregory, Grady Leavins,
Mitchell Bartley, and Ronnie
Martina, Floyd said, "The bottom
line is the barge be moved out to
the Point and the Department of
Agriculture, Division of Aquacul-
ture use, build, and maintain fa-
cilities with a 15-year lease for
$10 with you maintaining the
dock. The shell is a separate Mat-
ter, leasestep two. v.lth the De-
partment of Agriculture, Division
of Aquaculture. Next iron out
what the terms of the lease are, if
the city approves, then move on
to step two. We can get the state
down today and do the environ-
mental assessment, the impact on
environment."


brought back their "babies to be
deprogrammed. Library Director
Eileen Annie said that the phrase
most heard as the baby dolls were
returned was 'The best moment I
had all week was now when I can
bring the baby back."
The week had started with proud
"teen moms and dads," (yes, there
were some boys) taking home a
baby, one they had to keep with
them every moment, day and
night for one whole week. A
screaming baby, a never ending,
I need you, baby. The teens (and
their parents) suffered through a
seven day and night experience of
having a new baby in the home.
The teens had to take it to school
and to any entertainment or sport
event.


Mitchell said shrimpers said give
a lease for $100 a year. Mayor
Pierce said if the city puts up a
building it would cost something
around $75,000. "Build it at their
expense, then after a time let it
revert to the city," said Pierce.
Commissioner Robert Davis
asked if anything had been re- I
solved at committee meetings. "We
had addressed the issue," said
Gregory. "'We need to get the
barge out of Scipio Creek Basin.
The board needs to address the
building."
A member of the audience called
out that if there was a meeting,
shrimperss would iron it all out
and be done with it." Commis-
sioner Van Johnson said, "I don't
think this board needs to get be-
tween the oystermen and shrimp-
ers." Mitchell said the barge is too
heavy. Davis made a motion that
the committee make its recom--
mendation and go on to next step..
A meeting was set for May 24 at 5
p.m. for the committee, city, and
county to work out conditions of
a lease.
A citizen came with a complaint
on a house in serious disrepair
with trash over the yard next door
to her home. She said she has
lived there nine years and asked
for action on cleaning it up be-
fore. "Trash stays so long, beer
bottles, the longer it stands more
is put on it, appliances, beds,
stuff." Commissioner Jimmy
Elliott remarked that the house
was there when she bought be-
side it. Johnson recommended
that the current ordinance in ef-
fect be enforced. Commissioner
Davis said if the ordinance is kept
it should be enforced.
Police Chief Andy Williams said,
"If the city commission goes all the
way through, we go on the prop-
erty, clean it up and get a lien on
the property." Atty. Floyd said it
is too expensive for the city to
clean it up. Taylor-Webb said the
ordinance states that someonene
identify the problem and come.
before board." Johnson said "'let'
the cfedTf d6' it''" ThIe mofioni
passed.
Charley Williamson asked for a
resolution to replace signs and
make the downtown and Two-Mile
waterfront No Wake zones. ""The
amount of transient traffic
,through this town has exploded,"


In Carrabelle, Assistant Librarian
Catherine had the pleasure of
having a grand-daughter who
brought one home. She said that
when the baby cried unceasingly
at 3 a.m. she would have to yell
loudly to her granddaughter that
she had "Better get up and take
care of the baby." She said that
she was pleased that the children
she saw had borrowed baby
clothes and little decorations for
the babies from some real babies.
Eileen Annie spoke of one dis-
traught parerit, a mother 'who
came into the library in Eastpoint
bearing a doll. She said that the
poor woman was red eyed from"


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he said. '"There are jet skiers,
boats running circles; we do have
fishing boats, that's one more
thing. If signs go up, wake stops."
Fish and Wildlife signs are hard
to see, said Williamson. The Bat-
tery Park advisory committee has.
asked that the No Wake zone go
to Two-Mile. Neither city or county.
can enforce in Intracoastal Water-
way. "A barge tow makes less
wake than a 40 ft. pleasure boat,"
said Williamson '"This is the only
municipality I've ever seen with-
out a No Wake zone."
Pierce said commercial vehicles
should be exempt. "'We do have
to have idle speed No Wake Bat-
tery Park signage." Pierce asked
for a motion to replace signs that
have been knocked down and ex-
tending No Wake zone 200 yards
south of the John Gorrie Bridge.
Davis amended the motion to ex-
empt commercial fishermen and
the commission voted for City
Clerk Taylor-Webb to handle the
particulars.
Police Chief Andy Williams re-
ported 46 arrests in the War on
Drugs, "'with 28 this morning 6n
crack cocaine charges." Chief Wil-
liams also remarked on city policy
for police officers to have'a valid
driver's license. "I found one of my
police officers didn't have a valid
driver's license," said Chief Will-
iams. Johnson made a motion to
fire the officer, which carried. Wil-
liams said he could take up the
slack with a lateral transfer.


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standing on end and she just said,
" I had enough trouble with him
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FRNLI OUT CRNIL!


"We want to continue the narcotic
task force," said Mayor Pierce.
Chief Williams said the commis-
sion needed to okay covering a
raise for Steve James. Mayor
Pierce said James is paid by a
grant, with the city paying 1/4 of
his salary and 3/4 paid by the
Narcotics Task Force. "The raise
will have to be put in the budget,"
said Pierce.
New dockmaster Jim Silva re-
ported that the Battery Park Com-
mittee met and considered prob-
lems on sub-leasing and on'
people who don't have a boat in
their slip months at a time. "We
have one person who hasn't had
a boat in his slip for six months.
If they don't use it more often than
that, they don't need it. We also
have a problem with people
sub-leasing slips. Mayor Pierce
made a motion that the city re-
serve right to remind to keep ma-
rina active. Both amendments to


the marina ordinance passed.
Charley Williams of the Battery
Park Advisory Committee said
about $1,000 was needed out of
the maintenance fund for signs.
He asked for an increase in tran-
sient rental fees. A first reading
was set for May 24, on the pro-
posed July 1 fee increase.
Silva proposed a ""local shrimp-
ers slip rent reduction plan" for
Scipio Creek Marina with discus-
sion between shrimpers at the
meeting and commissioners. Also
at the commission meeting Lynn
Wintons and four SWAT students
presented a resolution against the
open sale of tobacco. Pierce told
them the city is merely enforcing
state law not to have vending
machines for tobacco products
and keeping tobacco behind store
counters. "If it's not convenient,
eventually kids will stay away
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The Franklin Chronicle


Strategy To Trigger "Chain Reaction Of
Value Creation"

St. Joe Hype Reveals Strategy

To Enhance Value

Convergence of Baby Boomer Demographics,
Coastal Land Scarcity and Extensive Coastal Land
Holdings in Northwest Florida Make JOE An
Investment Opportunity
The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today outlined a strategy designed
to produce for shareholders a "chain reaction of value creation" in
Northwest Florida at the company's annual financial analyst confer-
ence in New York City.
"With St. Joe's concentrated land holdings in Florida's Great North-
west-and the company's focused efforts to trigger a regional trans-
formation-we believe that every action we take to create value will.
in turn, create more value," said Peter S. Rummell, chairman and
CEO of St. Joe. "That ripple effect can cause an expansion in value
for JOE shareholders beyond anything originally envisioned."
"One year ago, we said that Baby Boomer demographics, Florida land
scarcity and St. Joe's extensive coastal land holdings in Northwest
Florida are converging to make St. Joe one of the most exciting in-
vestments in any industry," continued Rummell. "Today, with an-
other year of progress, we are more excited than ever about the op-
portunity."
"Scarcity is driving up the value of developable beachfront and
near-coast waterfront," said Rummell, "At the same time, demand for
vacation properties and second homes is on the rise. This increase in
demand is being largely driven by Baby Boomers. Over the next ten
years, more Baby Boomers will move to Florida than any other state.
creating unprecedented demand."
"St. Joe owns a significant portion of the developable beachfront and
near-coast waterfront remaining in Florida," said Rummell. "St. Joe
owns approximately 428,000 acres of land within 10 miles of the
coast including 39 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline and 6 miles of
white-sand beaches. In addition St. Joe holds approximately 261 miles
of waterway frontage near the coast and an additional 249 miles of
additional water frontage accessible by recreational boats. Purchased
by St. Joe in the 1920's and 1930's, this land is carried at a very low
basis."
'Today, we are working to maximize the value of these lands by man-
aging how we bring our supply to market sequencing our projects to
drive value ahead of development, and continually pushing to find
the highest and best use for every acre of land we own," said Rummell.
"In addition, we are promoting regional infrastructure and economic
development for the region."
"The process, called 'regional place-making,' provides an unprec-
edented opportunity to coordinate and sequence development projects
so that each one builds value on value, maximizes earnings and en-
hances quality of life in the region," Rummell continued.
"In the last year, significant progress has been made towards trans-
forming Northwest Florida. Major regional infrastructure improve-
ments are underway," said Rummell. '"The FAA has approved the re-
location and expansion of the Panama City-Bay County Interna-
tional Airport. Roads, health care and education across the region
are being improved. And for the first time, the region has an aggres-
sive, coordinated economic development program, called Florida's
Great Northwest, Inc."
"At the same time, St. Joe has been moving forward quickly with
development projects that will help transform the region." said
Rummell. "As projects like WaterColor, PierPark, Camp Creek Golf
Club and WaterSound are developed, we expect them to dramatically
increase the value of the former timberlands that surround them."
said Rummell. "In turn, demand is created for retail, commercial and
other residential uses sparking an ever-increasing value creation
cycle."
St--Joe president COO and CFO Kevin M. Twomey told analysts that
every part of.St, Joe is. focusing on execution and working in north-
west Florida to deliver value to shareholders.
We have pursued a very sophisticated asset allocation and land use
planning process in an effort to push. value ahead of development,"
said Twomey. "St. Joe has multiple value creation 'engines' at work,
including resort/residential, retail, commercial and primary residen-
tial."
"Each of value creation engines is designed to be a stand-alone busi-
ness, but in that each adds momentum and builds value for itself
and the others, when integrated, their value creation power is greatly
enhanced," said Twomey, "Greater numbers of rooftops create greater
demand for real estate and retail Services-which in turn generates
more jobs and greater demand for rooftops-thus establishing a con-
tinuing value creation-cycle,"
Twomey outlined a new product concept for St. Joe Land Company
called "RiverCamps." The RiverCamps will provide an opportunity to
increase value for former timberland." He said the RiverCamp prod-
uct will offer rustic elegance and the sporting life near beautiful riv-
ers and bays. Potentially 40,000 acres of former timberland could
become RiverCamps at 12 or more locations across Florida's Great '
Northwest.



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THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CHRONICLE, INC.
Vol. 10, No. 11 June 1, 2001
Publisher ............. ............ Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors ........................ ....... Tom Campbell
............ Sue Cronkite
............ Barbara Revell
............ Rene Topping
........... Jimmy Elliott

Sales .......:.............. ...................... Tom W Hoffer
............ Diane Beauvais Dyal

Advertising Design
and Production Artist............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Assdciate.............................. 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................ Eastoint


George Thom pson ................ ................ Eastpoint
Pat M orrison ......................... ........... St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona................. St. George Island
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


EDITORIAL


AND


COMMENTARY


"Most real estate development companies have little opportunity to
generate synergy. JOE is different," concluded Rummell. "For an en-
tire region of Florida, JOE has the rare opportunity to be the catalyst
for-and beneficiary of--a chain reaction of economic growth and value
creation."
A copy of The St. Joe Company presentation has been filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K.
The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company based in Jackson-
ville, is Florida's largest real estate operating company. It is engaged
in community, commercial, industrial hospitality, leisure and resort
development, along with residential and commercial real estate ser-
vices. The company also has significant interests in timber.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the mean- r
ing of the Private Securities Litigation ReformAct of 1995. Such matter involve risk anld uncerrainti.
and there can be no assurance that the results described in suchfobrward-lookingi statements will
be realized In particular discussions regarding present and fiiture development projects. develop-
ment timetables. development approvals and the ability to obtairn approvals, anticipated price ralies
of developments. tle number of units that can be supported upon full buildout of devtelopments. the
number and price of anticipated land sales. and the nbsorptionl rate and expected gain on latll
sales and statements concerning future operating performance and short and longI term n'reveul
and earnings growth rates and comparisons to historical projects are forward-looking statements.
Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain risks. Should oner nr
more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should the underlying assumptions prove inror:
rect. the company's actual performance may doer materially from that indicated or suggested by
any forward-looking statement contained herein. Additional riskJactors that may cause actual re-
sults to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements contained in tle .pre-
Ssentation are described in various documents filed by the company with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. including the company 's Annual Report on Form I0-K for the year ended
December 31. 2000. Also. readers are advised that the management of the Franklin Chronicrl
owns stock in the St. Joe Company.

Forgotten Coast Gallery Hosts Art Show
Of Apalachicola Students' Work
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Season Opener "Vanities" At Dixie

A Team Triumph

Audience Enjoys Three Special Ladies


By Tom Campbell
Gala Opening of the Fourth Sea-
son at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola was festive as "Vani-
ties" delighted the audience,
showcasing three extraordinarily
talented ladies. Laughter and ap-
preciative applause exploded fre-
quently as the spectators relaxed
and had a good time.
Lori Marsh (Joanna), Judy
Chesnutt (Mary) and Dixie
Partington (Kathy) are the three
special ladies and all of them are
lovely and talented. Men will
adore them, as will many of the
ladies in the audience, although
some will probably be moved to-
ward a "zealous vigilance." Under-
standable that some of the wives
might "want to keep their hus-
bands away from such beauty."
In the first scene, the audience
meets the three young ladies as
high school cheerleaders. A game
of "what if' makes them wonder
about college, meeting new people
and all the challenges-much like
young people of any age. But here
they allow us to see the humor
and. laugh.
The second scene is at college and
the three friends are beginning to
mature, but still able to make the
audience enjoy the "trials and
tribulations." One of them says,
"I don't think the times are chang-
ing. The world is just in a crazy
phase." And another says, "I just
want freedom." They decide to
"face the dilemma of life" and try
to be brave.
The third scene is chock full of
surprises, which are better left to
the audience to discover and eh-
joy on their own. It might be called
"anticipation," but is definitely
beautifully performed by all three
ladies. Their teamwork and rap-


Lori
Marsh


Judy
Chesnutt


port are exciting to experience.
They are likeable and imminently
professional.
"Vanities" (written by Jack
Heifner) displays the kind of in-
teraction between audience and
actors that makes live theatre
memorable and .unique.
Directed by Cleo Holladay
(Partington), the play bubbles
along and ebbs and flows with the
pathos of life itself. The music
adds to the total delight of the pro-
duction and everything is mea-
sured like a wonderful recipe.
Stage Manager Shannon Stallings
in her "other life"-other than the-
atre-is studying to be a lawyer.
The professional guidance evokes
living and breathing moments.
Lighting by Dave Stock is excel-
lent. Set and costumes are de-
signed by Kimberley Cruce. The
total production is another tri-
umph for Producing Artistic Di-
rector Rex Partington and the
Dixie Theatre. Mark your calen-
dar and be sure to see "Vanities,"
which plays Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sat-
urday and Sunday matinees at
2:30 p.m., June 1 through June
10.
Groups of 20 or more receive 10
percent discount. For reserva-
tions and information, phone
(850) 653-3200.


Cass Allen, part-time art teacher at the Apalachicola High School,
with the help of many of her friends and supporters, put together
an art show comprised of her students' work at the Forgotten
Coast Gallery on Market Street, starting Friday, May 18th. She
teaches Comprehensive Art I and a Ceramics class. Part of the
proceeds from the sales will go back to the art program for
materials and supplies. Ms. Allen thanked many Franklin County
supporters for donating funds to the program-in the past few,
months, especially John and Helen Sporher, Caroline Wyler,
Barbara Sanders, Deborah Elliott, John and Barbara Lee, Ruce
and Rose Drye, Mary and Tom Baird, Helen and Bill Greer, Lee
and Trish McLemore, Daphne Evanoff, Biff Newsham among many
others. The show was comprised of student work produced in the
past year from comprehensive Art I and her ceramics class. She
told the Chronicle one of the major benefits students gain from
the art course is an enhanced self-esteem; experiencing the
creative process and building confidence in creating an art object
with their mind and hands.


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The Franklin Chronicle


APECOA

Members

Disclun Alligator

Point Erosion

By Rene Topping
Members of the Alligator Point
Environmental and Conservation
Association. (APECOA) met at 10
a.m. at the Alligator Point Volun-
teer Fire House on May 12. Presi-
dent Roy Duverger said that the
organization now has two corpo-
rate sponsors.
Duverger passed around a chart
of the Lake Watch monitoring
sites on the Gulf and on the bay
at the Point. He said members can
sign up for duty on these sites.
They will take samplings of the
waters and send them to a labo-
ratory for study.
Duverger also reported on a Sea
Turtle Conference he had at-
tended. He said that he has
brought back some educational
tapes the organization can show
to residents and members. The
turtle nesting season started on
May 1 and beach residents are
being asked to be careful with
lighting.
The main topic was the upcom-
ing meeting, to be held June 3, at
1 p.m. when the Franklin County
Commission will hear the results
of the study undertaken by Pebble
Risch and the Department of En-
vironmental Protection (DEP). A
contingent from the organization
signified their intentions to attend
and speak out on an alternative
method not presently being con-
sidered.
News of the June meeting will be
on the Alligator Point Web site and
each member will phone others as
the erosion of the beaches is a
really serious problem for all resi-
dents and taxpayers of the Point.
As the APECOA meeting was con-
vening the owner and the engineer
of Parker Beach Restoration, Inc
were flying over the Point to take
measurements of the sand in the
water and to find out how such
off shore sand has been depos-
ited just under the surface.
Duverger told the members that
they were looking for a piece of
good beach. Their aim is to have
sufficient sand for a one mile
strip. He added that he thought
the company might start at just
past Chip Morrison Road on the
east and go past the KOA R.V.
Park to the west end at Pelican
Street.
Duverger said that the United
States Fish and Wild life Service
(USFWLS) have been studying the
results of an experiment 'beir:-
carried out on Santa Rosa Isl and
..loo.
The members present decided to
send a letter in reference to that
fact that erosion has significantly
increased in front of the KOA and
there is no longer a stretch of
beach there. In fact the water is
six feet deep at the revetment. The
rocks were placed in 1994 and
more have been placed after ev-
ery storm.
The letters will be sent to several
state agencies and also commis-
sioner and, Governor Jeb Bush.
The members discussed how they
would handle maintenance
should the Sand Web Nets be cho-
sen. One member said. "Who is
going to protect the Beaches?"
Duverger said that there is grant
money for maintenance to prevent
erosion. He said at this time vol-
unteers would be needed. It was
said Alan Pierce had one day told
the members that. out of the blue,
he had been asked to off the top
of his head, "How much to fix the
problem?"
The Alligator Point experiment
would be started as soon as per-
mits could be obtained according
to Duverger. Most sand has been
deposited on other sites from win-


ter storms. Colin Kelly and Wally
Hager from the Parker Beach Res-
toration, Inc. had said they felt
that Alligator Point would be ben-
efited greatly by using the Sand
Web System. One way would be
that it was the least costly being
under S 1M while all of the other
proffered plans are in double digit
millions. Duverger said that he
believed the experiment would be
positive.
Wargo stated that the sand web
would capture the sand that was
brought in along the part where
the revetment and as in other ex-
periments in other places, would
gradually pile up and make a
sloping beach.
Cornelia Dean said that she be-
lieved it would be a success. "Who
among us as a little child has not
stood on the beach and felt our
feet sinking in the sand?"
The members are adamant that
they have their say at the meet-
ing and the general feeling was
"We Need to be heard the same
day."
The experiment is going to be
done at no cost to the members,
or Franklin County, on a promise
made in a May meeting of the
APECOA by the owner of the com-
pany. "If it doesn't work I will not
charge anything." if all goes well
the beach will be returned to that
section of Alligator Point as ex-
periments have brought over 100
foot wide beach back at Tyndall
Air Force Base, for one place.
The meeting ended on a note of
enthusiasm and members will
spread the news of the June meet-
ing. The out of town owners will
be notified and asked to send in
their comments by mail or E-mail
to any interested people.


Cheryl Sanders

Speaks Out At

APTA Meeting

By Rene Topping
Franklin County Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders spoke out frankly,
to the members at the Alligator
Point Taxpayers Association
(APTA) at their May 12 regular
meeting. She had asked to speak
first as she had to meet up with
Senator Bob Graham. Graham
was showing the problems on
dredging on the Apalachicola
River to the other legislators.
She said that there had been sev-
eral issues involving APTA and
residents of the Point and she had
noticed that no members were
there at the meeting.
One of the issues was the possible
condemnation, of two .houses
Known as My Blue Heaven and
the Middlebrooks house. The un-
der pinning of both of these
houses are totally in the water at
high tide and there was movement
to remove them. She said the De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) had said "Y'all have
a problem there." and got a laugh
from the members.
She said there is' $106,000 in
mitigation money. She thinks that
the DEP will do something to help
the erosion at that part of the
waterfront opposite the KOA R.V.
Park.
She said that there is money to
do something and mentioned the
Sand Note Theory. She an-
nounced a meeting on June 3 at
1 p.m. to get public input. Bill
Wargo said that the Parker Beach
Restoration was over flying the
area that morning to see where
to do an experimental trial use of
the nets.
Bill Wargo said that the study
done by Pebble Risch is a coop-
eration effort with DEP. He added
that a special meeting was to be
held on June 4 from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. and he wanted to be sure the


Alligator Point Environmental and
C Association (APECO) would be
heard and that the Sand Web Sys-
tem be one of the possibilities to
harness erosion with the Parker
Company be heard. He said he
was concerned that at 3 p.m. the
hearing would be closed. Sanders
said "Don't you worry. You will be
heard. The meeting will start and
go on until everyone has been
heard, guarantee that."
Sanders told the members that
she was trying to deal with the
ambulance contract but she was
afraid that was "A done deal." She
and Creamer voted against them
getting the Certificate of Need but
the other three commissioners
voted for it. She also told the au-
dience that the place where the
pavement across from the KOA
had given way would be worked
on next week.
The commissioner called for ques-
tions and was asked about the
striping on the roads. She said
she would look into it.
Sanders said that she had looked
at the new recycling bins and she
said there was one problem there.
Someone had put some old
plumbing alongside the bins. She
had tried to find a name on the
boxes but there was none.
She asked members if the Jet Ski
signs were working and was told
people seemed to taking heed.
The commissioner ended her re-
marks by saying, I am always
very visible. I want this end of the
county to be as pretty as the West
end."
Tim Turner. Emergency Manage-
ment Service (EMS) was guest
speaker and he spoke on the on-
coming start of the Hurricane sea-
son on June 1. He said that.he
wanted to also say that.the EMS
cooperated with many other agen-,
cies as Red Cross. Governor's of-
fice, Civil Defense Law Enforce-
ment etc, not only at hurricane
season but whenever an emer-
gency erupted anywhere in the
county.
Turner said that an updated plah
had been voted in by the county
commission and that included
every emergency and would be-
come an ordinance. He added it
included a budget, oil spill plan
now that the EMS has a boat and
booms to control a spill. He added
he was trying to prevent spills
before they start, if a boat is sink-
ing the EMS now has pumps to
keep it afloat until a repair can
be accomplished, and he felt that
was much better that trying to
control a spill.
The plan includes essential train-
ing. He stated that wild fires in
Florida are a major concern as
this continuing drought is the
worst in history.
Turner a<SOj'ket'td 'feaPpbs-
sibility that down state in the
south there will have to be restric-
tions on water use in this coming
summer, adding that may be seen
here in the future, He added there
are about 50 ways to conserve
water and all should be aware
that it can happen here.
He said that although there are
14 places designated as shelters
In Franklin County they are not
hurricane shelters, Turner said
there are two for those people who
have stayed and couldno longer
evacuate. He said the shelters are
"Shelters of Last Resort" and are
located at Lanark and Eastpoint
Volunteer Fire Houses. He
strongly suggested that people
evacuate further inland.
He also said that any hurricanes
are bad but our area has not re-
ally seen a truly devastating stot-m
since 1906. He said the highest
sustained wind (not the gusts) in
Franklin was clocked at 88 miles
an hour. WOYS is the official sta-
tion to stay tuned in to. They got
their information from the EMS,
and they got it from the Florida
official station,
APTA President Bunky Atkinson
thanked Turner for his advice and


ri ffr Georgia and Alabama representa-
Florilda Offers tives said last week that they are
* On studying the proposal and would
Proposal On not comment on it at that time.

Water-Sharing Lanark Village

Hope For Georgia- Water Board Gets
Alabama Acceptance in New Member
June 14 Meeting By Rene Topping


By Tom Campbell
The much anticipated Florida pro-
posal for a water-sharing plan was
released May 25, 2001. The
47-page document entitled "ACF
Allocation Formula Agreement"
with sub-title "Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Draft Proposal," is composed of
legal and technical language
which will require careful study
by the states involved.
The State of Florida is hopeful that
Georgia and Alabama will accept
the proposal when they all get to-,
gether June 14, according to De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection reports.
Georgia and Alabama insist that
they need water from the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-
Flint (ACF) system for future de-
velopment in their states. Florida
insists that there must be enough
water in the Apalachicola River to
support the ecologically rich
Apalachicola Bay, oysters,
shrimp, and other wildlife.
To this point there has been little
official response to the Florida
proposal. Responses are expected
from Atlanta area planning offi-
cials, environmental groups, rec-
reational planners, river users
and federal agencies.
If there is agreement among the
three states at the June 14 meet-
ing, a lengthy process will begin,
including comments from all in-
terested parties.
One point of disagreement had
been the length of time that any
agreement would last. Florida
proposed a 50-year agreement.
and Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes had
suggested a 30-year agreement,
in consideration of Atlanta's fu-
ture water needs.



went on to the agenda. Bob
Burnett reported that the mem-
bership had grown to 241
members.
Taylor Moore, Water Company
Manager, said that the water ex-
tension contract is ahead of
schedule. He asked for patience
on the driveways as that will be
the last thing to be done. The
roads are being pushed in to the
wells on the north side of US 98.
Ori the eirosidn problem Buhk'y'
AtkitlSbri'oaid she had received
two copies of the Pebble Risch/
DEP study and said that she was
turning the copies over to Bill
Wargo. She suggested that any-
one who wanted to do an in depth
study of it call Wargo and try not
to keep the copy longer that three
days.
Wargo explained that he had read
the entire study and had found
there was a lot of historical mat-
ters from many other studies. He'
had done an excerpt on the mat-
ters that he felt dealt with the
present situation.
He said that the group now has
an opportunity to try to see that
the county does something right.
He said that maybe they could
undo certain things. He offered
the names of two books on other
places especially "The Corps and
the shore." He added that Alliga-
tor Point is "...a shameful example
of which is wrong."
He remarked that not everything
in the study was negative and
found a lot of positive things
there.
Atkinson then adjourned the
meeting.


Jim Lawlor, Chairman of the La-
nark Village Water and Sewer Dis-
trict, (LVWSD) announced on May
18 at the board's regular monthly
meeting that there will be a new
face on the board.
Lawlor said that Herschel
Blanchette of Lanark Beach was
the lone application for the seat
that was vacant since the death
of long time board member
Jeanette Pedder, who died a few
months ago. Lawlor said that he
had tried to get in touch with
Blanchette but up to the date of
the meeting he had not had any
contact.
Employee Donnie Griswold told
the board that the Water Tower
had been inspected and he feels
there will be a good report. He said
that the "boil water" order that
was needed on the water draw
down had been lifted after
samples had been taken.
A buffer tank that had to be re-
placed on the sewer system
proved too heavy for the district's
equipment. Field manager Greg
Yancey said lie had contacted sev-
eral companies and all were busy.
He said he called Ben Withers and
he had tried to take care of the
job. Lawlor said the customer has
paid for sewer and "We need to
do it an soon an possible."
Lawlor also told the engineers that
he had talked to state Represen-
tative Will Kendrick and asked
him about obtaining money for
the district expansion. He said
that Kendrick told him that no-
body had asked him. Lawlor then
chided the engineer saying, "if you


don t ask you don't get." He added
that the engineers need to sit
down with the board and see what
can be done.
Lawlor also discussed the placing
of meter boxes on all of the lots in
Driftwood Project just east of La-
nark Village. There are two houses
under construction and the dis-
trict needs to be ready to serve
new construction.
Lawlor then turned the discus-
sion to special assessments in
some of the different parts of the
district other than in Lanark Vil-
lage, such as Lanark Beach. The
district is already serving the
motels and camp grounds west of
SLanark on the south side of
U.S.98. This is at the most west-
ern end of the district and is a part
of Lanark Beach.
The Attorney Scott Smiley asked
if Lawlor wanted to have the at-
torneys look into assessments
and suggested that before the
next meeting Lawlor and he could
meet and go over possibilities.
Lawlor said that there are 1,600
lots in Lanark Village and accord-
ing to state statue 153.73 the dis-
trict could levy a special assess-
ment. The attorney said that as
long as the district board does
everything legally it is' their duty
to serve all the district.
Lawlor said that there has been
no communication of any kind
from the St. James Bay project
which will have a golf course, a
commercial area and several hun-
dred houses built in phases over
several years, as to whether or not
they are going to need service from
LVWSD. The attorney will write a
letter to discuss the matter.
The engineer said that they were
making up a punch list on the
Gulf Terrace replacement of the
lines to galvanize.
SThe next regular meeting will be
held at 3 p.m. at Chillas Hall on
June 15.


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Inspector Cullen Chambers inside the Carrabelle
Lighthouse.


By Rene Topping
On May 19, Cullen Chambers, a
renowned Lighthouse restoration
expert, visited the Crooked River
Lighthouse to assess it s condi-
tion. His visit had been eagerly
awaited by the members o the
Carrabelle Lighthouse Associa-
tion, (CLA) as the structure is past
the century mark as a beacon for
sailors coming into the port of
Carrabelle. Chambers climbed all
over the structure making notes
as he went up the spiral staircase
to the top, He will give a written
report on his findings.
President Barbara Revell told
members at their regular monthly
meeting on May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Yaupon Garden Club that
the lighthouse has some rust and
there is a crack that could have
been a lightning strike. It will need
painting inside and out. She said
that she should have the written
report by sometime in August.
SJohn Canetta brought good news
to ithe members saying that the
old buoys denoting port and star-
board, have been replaced by the
Coastguard with two brand new
7 foot buoys. When they are
painted they will replace the
somewhat weather-beaten ones
in place since the 100th celebra-
tion was held in 1995.
The members decided that start-
ing with their next meeting to be
held at 6:30 p.m. on June 20, they
would hold their meetings at the
C-Quarter, Restaurant on U.S.
98. meeting room where it would
be possible to have dinner meet-
ings.
The association is planning a big
birthday party on July 14, to cel-
ebrate their second birthday.
Revell said that the small group
of five who got together and
started the CLA now has 130
members.
The Club will go out on a mem-
bership drive throughout the
summer months. Members will be
at the I.G.A. during this time the
association will be offering a
membership which will include a
T-shirt bearing a rendition of the
Lighthouse both the T-shirt and


membership for $20.00. The regu-
lar price for the shirt is $12.00
and the membership is $12.00 for
one person or $20.00 for the
family. -
Members reminisced on the his-
tory of the young organization.
Since its beginning it has been a
steady effort to save the light-
house from the auction block,
which was the position two years
ago when it became surplus
property.
Since then with the sponsorship
from the CLA the City of Carra-
belle sought possession of the
lighthouse and surrounding
grounds. The city has been noti-
fied that they will acquire it and
they are waiting for the deed and
the keys to the structure will be
passed.
The CLA was honored by other
lighthouse' organizations in that
the City of Carrabelle was selected
for the Florida Lighthouse Asso-
ciation (FLA), which held their
yearly meeting and FLA members
have pledged themselves to raise
$10,000 to help restore the
structure.


Carrabelle

Lighthouse
Association

Meets

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle Lighthouse Asso-
ciation'(CLA), a group dedicated
to saving the Crooked River Light-
house on U.S. 98, about two min-
utes west of Carrabelle, met at
6:30 p.m. at the Yaupon Garden
Club Building on April 26.
President Barbara Revell showed
off the T-shirts they will sell at the
Riverfront Festival and a price of
$7.00 was agreed upon. They are
white with a photographic image
of the Lighthouse.
The group talked over the possi-
bility of a grant from the Florida
Legislature from H.B.1157. It is


the Secretary's Bill and it is to be
passed to the house on Monday,
April 30. From there the bill will
so from the house to the senate.
It seems likely to be passed.
Ideas on getting people who can
do grant applications were dis-
cussed. Apparently there is
money to keep these historic bea-
cons alive for future generations.
Several suggestions were made as
to setting a grant writer.
The group would like to buy more
land that surrounds the light-
house and there was discussion
as to how to do it.
Lighthouse enthusiast Neil Hurley
has found some log books that
were kept by lighthouse keepers
of the Crooked River Lighthouse.
The lot showed that in 1942 Mr.
William Hewer and his family was
a keeper. He also said that in a
census taken in a family by the
name of Winn were keepers in
1905.
A lady named Candace Clifford is
interested in doing a book that
would identify lens of various
lighthouses., There is at present
no entry for Crooked River.
Mary Ann Shields and Barbara
Revell went up to Tallahassee, for
Franklin County Legislative Day.
Revell said they felt that they got
to know some of the house and
senate members and she said it
was worthwhile.


FSU Climatologist

Predicts Increase

In Hurricane

Activity
The United States can expect 50
hurricanes-20 of them zeroing in
on Florida's coasts-to make
landfall over the next 30 years,
according to a new study by
Florida State University climatolo-
gist James Elsner. Elsner predicts
that 18 of the 50 will be consid-
ered major hurricanes.
Elsner predicts two hurricanes
will make a U.S. landfall this year.
One of those may be 'a Category 3
or higher, which means it would
generate winds at more than 110
miles per hour, and it may hit
Florida.
"Where it goes depends on a num-
ber of factors," he said. "I think it
is more likely to hit Florida or the
Gulf Coast than the East Coast
based on climate changes."
His predictions put a finer point
on his previous projection, which
drew national attention last year,
that the United States in the next
three decades would see a return
of conditions similar to those in
the 193s, 40s and '5ps when,
Several major hurricanes wreaked
havoc along the coast from Texas
to Maine.
Florida and the Gulf Coast may
take the brunt of this increase in
activity, according to Elsner, who
found that the probability of ob-
serving more than 20 hurricanes
over the next 30 years exceeds 40
percent for the Gulf Coast and
Florida but is less than 10 per-
cent for the East Coast.
Elsner, an associate professor of
geography, presented his latest
study at a conference earlier this
month. The paper is currently
under review by the Journal of
Climate.
While there are other researchers
who make hurricane predictions,
Elsner's methodology is unique in
that he looks at paleoclimate data
such as overwashed sand depos-
its, lake levels and tree rings, to
identify prehistoric hurricanes
and establish cyclical trends. He
also looks at historical and obser-
vational records of hurricane ac-
tivity over the past 150 years. He
combines all the data and uses a
complex statistical method to ar-
rive at his predictions.


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ir *jm -t,^-i Marching in a parade in Franklin County, this dog "wearing
its Red Cross uniform," is a reminder of the dedicated
service provided by the American Red Cross. Photo by
Andrew Butler.


By Tom Campbell
Now is the time to prepare for a
hurricane, as the season begins
in June and lasts until November.
Some of the items which might be
needed are: a battery-powered
television, radio and/or NOAA
weather radio. Also, emergency
generator and a family disaster
supplies kit.
In connection with the hurricane
season, June 8, 9 and 10 are the
dates for a "Training Blitz" for vol-
unteers who would like to help
their community when a disaster
strikes. Those interested should
plan to attend one or several of
the Disaster Services courses.
These are offered at no charge.
To register, call the Disaster Ser-
vices Office of the Capital Area
Chapter in Tallahassee at
894-6741, or fax your name,
phone number and course selec-
tion to 878-3441 or email to
tallaha@crossnet.org.
Courses are offered:
Friday June 8 6:00 p.m.-In-
troduction to Disaster Services/
Saturday June 9 9:00 a.m.-
Shelter Operations and 1:00
p.m.-Shelter Simulations/Sun-
day, June 10 9:00 a.m.-Mass
Care An Overview and 1:00
p.m.-Damage Assessment I.
Location of Training: Capital Area
Chapter; 187 Office Plaza Drive;
Tallahassee, Florida.
While experts are predicting "five
to seven hurricanes to threaten
the East and Gulf coasts during
2001," the weather professionals
are saying that the public should
not be unprepared. This may be
a "normal year" for hurricanes,
but in the past, some normal
years have also produced some
monster storms. ..
The, deadliest ihurricapn,, in. the
history of the United States was
the Galveston Hurricane of 1900.




The result is a more "rigorous,
scientific and reproducible"' ap-
proach to predicting hurricanes
more precisely, Elsner said, add-
ing that the historical research he
has done can be referenced and
analyzed for years to come.
It is important to,establish that
history because, as Elsner noted,
memories are often short.
"We often judge what's going to
happen to us based on very lim-
ited past experience, and if the
short-term past indicated only a
slight risk of hurricanes, we can
grow complacent about the real
risk," Elsner said. "What I try to
do is say here's the best guess of
your risk of being hit, and you
may have to update your per-
ceived risk. That certainly is im-
portant for emergency manage-
ment people who must prepare a
community or the whole state."


The costliest hurricane, Hurri-
cane Andrew in 1992, was terri-
bly intense. The Labor Day Hur-
ricane in the Florida Keys in 1935
was also devastating. All of these
occurred in years of "below-
average numbers," according to
Max Mayfield, Director of the Na-
tional Hurricane Center in Miami.
He continued, "Residents in
hurricane-prone areas can't af-
ford to let their guard down. Just
one strong storm can dramatically
change the life of an area."
A normal season usually brings
about ten tropical storms. Of
these, seven may reach hurricane
strength. Such a season can in-
clude two or three major storms.
The increasing population along
the Gulf Coast means more people
live in harm's way, and many of
those people have not experienced
a strong hurricane. The public
needs to be aware of the dangers,
according to Mayfield. Homes may
be damaged by tornadoes and
floods.
The leading hurricane killer now
is inland flooding, in places where
the storm's heavy rains raise wa-
ter levels. Mayfield said, "Fifty of
the 56 deaths during Hurricane
Floyd were a direct result of in-
land flooding. That kind of threat
remains today."
He said that the public should be
reminded that "early-season
storms are often among the dead-
liest."
It is the job of the government, the
private sector and all Americans
to learn about the threats that
hurricanes pose. "If families pre-
pare properly for hurricanes," said
Mayfield, "there is less likelihood
of death." But streets can become
flooded, swamping cars, and
causing mobile homes to be
evacuated.
The message is dlear: Families
should be prepared.


By Rene Topping
The Sea Oats Garden Club were
hostesses to 97 Garden Club
members of the Florida Federa-
tion of Garden Clubs, who held
their District 3 Spring Meeting on
May 20 in Carrabelle. Members
of Eight member clubs were rep-
resented and came from Live Oak,
Madison, Monticello, Panacea,
Perry. Steinhatchee, Tallahassee
and Carrabelle.
The meeting was held at the
Franklin County Senior Citizens
Building. Creative members of the
local club had changed this into
a beach/surf scene with blue
fishes in glass bowls and a table
decoration of shells and home
made soap in the form of shells
and sea creatures. The over all
color scheme was a deep sea blue.
I The visitors were served a brunch
with many delicacies provided by
members of the club.
The meeting was opened with a
prayer by Reverend Ron Barks of
the First Assembly of God
Church. Mayor Wilburn (Curley)
Messer gave the Community Wel-
come. He was lavish in his praise
of the work done by the Sea Oats
Garden Club, in cooperation with
the City.
Sea Oats President Cindy Sullivan
gave the club's welcome to all the
member guests.
After brief remarks from District
3 Director Gwyn Herrington each
of the clubs in turn were high-
lighted as their presidents or a
representative stepped up to the
microphone.
Each club in turn presented their
reports of activities of the 2000/
2001 year of their own club. They
also presented to the District their
choices for presidents for the two
year session of 2001/2004.
The session broke for lunch at
11:30 a.m. and lunch was served
at 12 noon. Cherry Rankin was
chef for a luncheon of pasta with
shrimp, chicken breasts, potatoes
and a'green salad.
The afternoon session was high-
lighted by a program entitled
"Surfing the Sands of Time" as
local writer Carolyn Hatcher the
2nd Vice President of the Sea Oats
club and of the Panhandle Poets
and Writers, gave a reading of one
of the chapters of her up coming
book.
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70 Persons Attend Meeting

Alligator Harbor Aquaculture Briefings

Begin

On Monday evening. May 21st, aquaculturist Mark Berrigan con-
ducted a 2-hour briefing on the Clam Aquaculture Project at Alligator
Point. The briefing. attended by 70 persons, was held in Apalachi-
cola.
Berrigan noted that Florida aquaculture continues to demonstrate
growth ever since the first survey of the industry in 1987. Farm gate
sales have almost tripled while the number of farms has doubled.
Over the last 10 years, the Florida Legislature has repeatedly amended
the Florida Aquaculture Policy Act to enhance the industry and con-
solidate regulatory and economic development effortsinto one agency.
The Legislature has invested in education and demonstration efforts
by public and private sector institutions. Through these legislative
and financial investments the makeup of the industry has changed a
great deal with small farm income leading the way to benefit rural
communities throughout the state.
Florida aquaculture is now on the cusp of significant expansion with
major components of public research, extension, production, economic
development and marketing organized for growth and maturity. Prepa-
ration for the future has come not a moment too soon. World popula-
tion is predicted to reach 8.5 billion people by 2025. Wild harvest
fisheries are stable or in slight decline. Within the next three decades
aquaculture must supply five times as much seafood as it does today
to meet projected demand.
The United States imported $8.2 billion dollars worth of edible sea-
food and exported $2.3 billion to yield a trade deficit of $5.9 billion in
1998. Florida ranks third in the nation in production value and sec-
ond in the nation in number of farms. Florida is also home to three of
the largest aquacultural equipment suppliers in the United States
and many of the world's leading consultants on aquafarm design and
operation.

Florida Aquaculture Farm Gate Sales


of each individual lease parcel. Upon approval by the Board of Trust-
ees, the potential lessees would then have their individual lease par-
cel surveyed, and the survey would be submitted for approval to the
Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Bureau of Survey-
ing and Mapping. After the Department receives the approved survey
and legal description of the lease parcel, the lease instrument will be
executed. Lessees will record their leases with the county and with
DEP's Division of State Lands, mark their leases according to the
lease agreements, and begin production. It is estimated that the en-
tire process will take between six and nine months. Successful appli-
cants should consider planting their first crop in the spring of 2002.
The annual lease fee for the proposed leases within the Alligator Har-
bor Aquaculture Use Area will be $51.90 representing (1) a base an-
nual rental fee of $15.95 per acre or fraction thereof; and (2) an an-
nual surcharge of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof. Fees shall be
adjusted every five years, based upon the five-year average change in
the Consumer Price Index. The term of the lease will be ten years,
with an option to renew based upon approval by the Board of
Trustees.

SCHEDULE OF IMPORTANT DATES


May 31, 2001

June 11,2001



June 18, 2001




July 17, 2001


Oct., 2001
Nov., 2001


Hard Clam Farming Seminar
Place: Carrabelle Senior Center
Workshop to. help complete lease application
forms, develop business plans, select surveyor
and other related issues
Place: Carrabelle Senior Center
Begin to receive applications at the
Division of Aquaculture
1203 Governor's Square Boulevard
5th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Deadline for first pool of applicants
Determine lease parcel size based on number
of completed applications
Qualified applicants to select parcels
Request approval from Board of Trustees


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Garrett Chumney Among First FSU
RIA A AIl-J :__I ^ ,1%


IVI C2IC II l|SS
By Jill Elish
The charter class of Florida State
University College of Medicine ar-
rived on campus May 7 to begin
classes at the nation's first new
allopathic medical school in more
than 20 years.
Garrett Chumney ofApalachicola
was among the 30 students in the
first medical class at FSU.
Before attending their first class
in gross anatomy, the 30 students
attended orientation sessions and
met with Dr. Joseph Scherger,
who will begin his duties as dean
of the new college in July. He cur-
rently is the associate dean for
primary care and professor and


chair of the department of family
medicine at the University of Cali-
fornia, Irvine, College of Medicine.
"The mission of the FSU College
of Medicine to produce physicians
for underserved communities,
emphasizing primary care, geri-
atrics and a diverse group of stu-
dents is what excites me most,"
Scherger said after meeting the
students for the first time.
The College of Medicine was es-
tablished by the Florida Legisla-
ture in May 2000 to train primary
care physicians to provide health
care for medically underserved
populations in rural and inner city
areas and to specifically address
the needs of the growing geriatric
population in the state and na-
tion.


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Berrigan reviewed the essential steps in' obtaining an aquaculture
in the Alligator Point location.
On March 29, 2001, the Governor and the Cabinet, sitting as the
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, approved
an application process to select qualified applicants for individual
lease parcels within the Alligator Harbor Aquaculture Use Area. Pre-
viously, on February 27, 2001, the Board of Trustees authorized the
use of approximately 100 acres of sovereign submerged lands for the
aquaculture use area in Alligator Harbor, Franklin County. The aquac-
ulture use area will be subdivided into individual 2-acre or 1.5-acre
aquaculture lease parcels (depending on the number of qualified ap-
plications we receive), which will be offered tq qualified applicanl s on
a first-come, first-served, basis -
The Department ofAgricUl tuirel and Con umn er Sen'ces 'fthe '"Depart-
ment"), acting as staff to the Board of Truisees, will administer the
application process. The Department will begin to receive applica-
tions at the Department's Division of Aquaculture office, located at
1203 Governor's Square Boulevard, Fifth Floor, Tallahassee. Florida
32301, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2001, and ending
on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 5:00 p.m. All applications received
before this date will not be accepted, including application forms that
you may have already submitted to the Department. Applications will
be date-stamped upon receipt to determine the order in which appli-
cations were received.
Leases will be issued to qualified applicants in the order in which
completed applications were received, pending approval by the Board
of Trustees. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the applica-
tion is complete and that all relevant documentation is included.
Applications that are determined to be incomplete will be returned to
the applicant to be completed and then resubmitted. Applications
that must be resubmitted will be date-stamped on the date that the
completed application was received. When all available leases have
been issued, the remaining qualified applicants will be placed on a
waiting list for leases that may become available in the future.
There will be three workshops. The Department, in cooperation with
the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, will conduct
workshops on May 21 to explain the overall lease application pro-
cess, May 31 to provide an introduction to hard clam.farming, and
June 11 to assist potential applicants in completing the lease appli-
cation forms, developing business plans, selecting a surveyor, and
other related,issues.
An application package will be available at each of the workshops or *
from the Division. Applicants must fill out the lease application as
required in section 253.69, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and section
18-21.008(3), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and pay a $200
nonrefundable application fee.. Once received, staff will review the
applications for completeness, evaluate business plans, and reque-l.
a background check by the Florida Department of Law Enfprcement
and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to determine the
applicant's record of public health or marine resource violations or
felonies. Once background checks have been completed, applications
meeting all requirements will be deemed complete.
A business plan must be submitted for approval as part of the lease
application and, if approved, will become part of the lease agreement.
The business plan will describe how the lease will be developed and
include effective cultivation performance standards. The lessee must
make a reasonable and bona fide effort to culture hard clams in com-
pliance with the lease agreement, business plan, and effective culti-
vation performance standard, as required under section 253.71(4).
F.S.
All applications that are received by July 17, 2001, will be evaluated
in the first pool of applicants consisting of applications received be-
tween June 18 and July 17, 2001. Qualified applicants, as deter-
mined by a complete application, an acceptable business plan, and a
favorable background check, will be offered leases based on the date
and time that the application was received.
Please understand that all qualified applicants among the first pool
of applicants who are residents of Franklin County will receive,pref-
erence over other applicants, regardless of when an application was
received. If there are leases available after the Franklin County resi-
dents have been accommodated, then other applicants, based on the
date and time that completed applications were received, will be of-
fered leases.
Additionally, leases will be offered to qualified applicants who do not
already have a lease; this preference will keep applicants from ob-
taining more than one lease during this offering.
The size of individual lease parcels will be determined after the De-
partment has evaluated the initial pool of qualified applicants. If the
number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available leases.
then the number of leases will be increased by reducing the size of
individual lease parcels from 2.0 acres to a minimum of 1.5 acres:
otherwise, the size of the individual lease parcels will be 2.0 acres.
There is an additional provision stating that the Board of Trustees
will not approve the transfer or assignment of individual leases 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 the Department to determine if the lessee is complying
with their lease agreement.
After qualified applicants have been selected, the Department will
bring the list of potential lessees to the Board of Trustees for approval


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 05/15/01 InvoiceNo. 6488
Description of Vehicle: Make Oldsmobile Model Cutlass Sup.c Yellow
Tag No Year 1984 State FL vin No. IG3AJ19ROED420673
To Owner: Aileen Wilson or To Lien Holder:
Wakulla U Pull It
P.O. Box 289
Carrabelle FL 32322

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/15/01 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted bel.:,.. 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
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 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 06/21/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL :F;rom 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 saidvehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal inderitification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges. :
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P.O.' ox 971
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WATERFRONT HOMES
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2BR/2BA home with CHA, screened porch, carpet & ceramic tile floors wainscoating
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WAKULLA COUNTY
WATERFRONT HOMES
Mashes Sands Road! 2BR/2BA block home with lots of character, hardwood
floors, screened porch, storage area with utility room and dock. $210,000.
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Ochlockonee River! Two houses on beautiful wooded lot just minutes from the
state park and gulf. Main house is 3BR/2BA cedar home with stone fireplace with
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A LOCA J.LY OWNED NEWSPAPER


1 June 2001 Page 7


Fasttrack Franklin-Gulf visit, from Page 1
The Mayor of Carrabelle, Mr. Curly Messer spoke to the Gove:
nor: "You're doing a good job and we would like to thank you (fc
helping the small counties) ..." And. I would also like to thank m
representative (Mr. Kendrick) .
Dean Vail, representative of the new charter school in Apalachicol
also greeted the Governor.
Toward the end of the informal conversations. Lieutenant Governo
Frank Brogan entered the Center. More greetings and handshakes
Jimmy Mosconis brought up the generalized problems with th
Apalachicola River, including Senator Graham's proposal to sto
dredging. "...The bigger issue is the negotiations with Georgia. I thin
we've come up a pretty good approach to this that protects the nati
ral flow and also assures, I think, for 50 years, that we're going i
protect the water altogether... I think we're pretty close to having
finalized agreement. Now, the Graham(proposal) relates to the Arm
Corps dredging..."
Mr. Kendrick brought up another pending project, their proposed ne
prison near Carrabelle. The Governor said this in response: "...A
crime rates drop, and they're dropping dramatically, because wc'i
putting the really bad people away. longer, our prison population
dropping. We ... over-estimated the number this year. and so it free
up-additional space. Next year. it's uncertain.... Some believe tl1
prison population will rise a little-bit because of the 10-20-life...It
uncertain...
It would appear, based on his remarks to the Kendrick statenme
about the proposed prison near Carrabelle. that it is uncertain if tl
prison would resume construction next year, if at all.
After all of the dignitaries made their remarks, the Governor and h
Lieutenant Governor left the Emergency Management facility for thl
Port St. Joe Gulf-Franklin Community College Center. From aboi
8:30 a.m. to 11.: 15 a.m. Mr. Bush and Mr. Brogan saw about 50 cit
zens .in mostly private meetings. A few( were opened to the media;
especially for "photo-opportunities." The Chronicle obtained an aud
ence with the Governor outlining some problems with specific Florid
laws.
At the end of their meetings, the Governor made himself available I
the press. Excerpts of this news conference are presented below.
Governor: "...People are excited about the growth and potential 1(
development in this area, and also concerns ... The challenge is ho
do we, being principally local communities but the State has a b
role in development, how do we protect the unique'quality of life th;
exists here ...
They want to keep that but also they don't'want to discard economy
opportunity. It's going to be an interesting ten years ... of having
community discussion about how to shape the future. The state w
be a partner in this ... Maybe a check and a balance as well.
Most of the conversations, most of the questions related to that.
I get a lot out it (the forum) because there are specific concerns th:
emerge that I might not even hear about unless I come out and ask
A lot of people have concerns about our education programs ... v
can adjust some of our reform initiatives to make sure that these a.
sensitive to some of those concerns...
In Gulf county, we have worked very, very hard to expand busine,
opportunities. A year' an a half ago, I. think the unemployment ra
here, when the mill shut down, was nearly 20%. Today, that rate-
about 5-1/2, 5.6 or 7 per cent. We're looking at our office and tt
Enterprise Florida has worked hard to identify prospects for the bus
ness investment here, the community has responded very well. They'
well organized. They want to have a balance between the quality
life and growing opportunities. This community college (Gulf-Frankl
Center) plays a role in that.
How are we going to fund high speed rail? "...First, I voted no on tl
initiative. I didn't think it was proper to embed it in our Constitutio
But, having said that, the people disagreed with my position and the
want us to pursue this, so we will do it in an intellectually hone
way; we'll do it in a way that fulfills our ... Constitutional obligation
What I hope will happen is this bill that is in frbnt of me, in all likely
'ood, I must sign, it, we. will appoint ,people to this Authority. Tl
1i -,, iU ,1 .. 1


Authority will then, with appropriated money, do the studies to de-
termine the proper alignment of the best possible way of doing this.
and then we'll ask the private sector-by the way, U. K. investors
r- (United Kingdom) and others have expressed some interest in this-
)r we'll ask them what the best possible deal will be. Once we get that ...
ly If its private sector driven, if the private sector takes the ridership
risk ... then maybe we'll go forward. But, if it's open-ended, and it
a. does jeopardize much needed infrastructure across the state that might
not benefit from high speed rail, and no one wants to put up money
and put up risks,, then I would tend to go back to the voters of the
or State and say "Here's the full deal. "Now you've seen the whole thing.
what do you think."...If it costs us billions off dollars as taxpayers.
I'm not sure that vote would have come out the way it was. I'm hope-
he ful that the private sector would respond and we would have high
'P speed rail. But, if not, I think they need to get the full deal." (explana-
.k tion)
LI-
to In response to a question about public health and the concerns ex-
a pressed about pollution, in the Port St. Joe area the Governor said:
iv "...as this relates to the Mill, when a industrial facility of this magni-
tude has been in operation for many, many years, when it closes
down, there are procedures in place to assure that the groundwater
w hasn't been contaminated or that the soil hasn't been contaminated
As and the Department of Environmental Protection has that responsi-
re ability. As I understand it, they have embarked doing studies to deter-
is mine what the impacts are ... As it relates to the broader question.
cd frankly I haven't been made aware of it, but now that you have made
le me aware of it, I'll find out what we can do ..."
is
Chronicle:As you know Coastal Petroleum has thrown in gauntlet to
sell theii leases back to the state.
*it
ic Governor: The interesting point in this whole off-shore drilling issue.
the one issue that never is talked about is the one that we are directly
(responsible) for... I don't know who came up with this idea of leasing
is out all of the sovereign state waters all the way from Tampa to
le Pensacola, including river areas :.*. We have got money appropriated
it in the budget to fight in the courts and we intend to defend the State's
i- position as strongly as we can.
a.
i- Chronicle: I thought you had money to just buy them out...
la
Governor: Well, we have a difference of opinion about value. ... That
would have to be litigated as well. That may end up being a result of
to this but our thought [is that] we need to establish our legal position
first.
or
i Administrative Investigation
Finds No Basis for "Grade

a Change" Accusation
ill
S Superintendent Reports to School Board There Is No
S Probable Cause Nor Wiill Charges Be Filed
ta The complaint by Mrs. Marcia Johnson that employees at the Apalachi-
cola High School changed a final grade of a student has been investi-
ve gated, with no probable cause found that the alleged action was taken.
re
r The investigation was completed by Ms. Brenda Wilson, Director of
Curriculum, who interviewed two individuals involved in the dispute.
ss The first meeting was conducted on May 2, with Ms. Teresa Jones,
te Guidance Counselor. The second meeting was held with Denise But-
is ler, Principal ofApalachicola High School.
he In the interest of providing information regarding the investigation
'- and grade review procedures in this case, the summary and monitor-
of, ing policies are reprinted here.
in
n SUMMARY:

he Based on information obtained from the District MIS Office, once a
n. course is completed, the numeric grade cannot be changed. There-
ey fore, the guidance counselor or principal could not have manually
st changed a grade for a student. However, courses can be assigned
s. "credit" or "no credit." After interviewing both parties named in the
li- complaint, it appears that the guidance counselor did forgive course
he,: grades which were retaken and passed in summer school in 1997-98.
Based-on the Pupil Progression Plarnfor that year, course grades that
n ii r


had been retaken during the 1997-98 summer school session could
not be forgiven. Due to the fact that the forgiveness policy for courses
retaken in summer school had been in effect for the past three years.
the guidance counselor assumed this policy began with the 9th grade
class.
Based on the information from the investigation, it appears there was
no conspiracy to manipulate grades in order to change the grade point
average of honor students. Grade reviews are done frequently through-
out the school year such as eligibility grade reviews for students who
are participating in sports. The guidance counselor applied the same
forgiveness policy at the beginning of the year and during the fall for
students who were planning to participate in sports not realizing the
9th grade year came under a different forgiveness policy. Later in the
semester, a parent asked the guidance counselor to check her child's
transcript (this student was not one of the students recommended
for the honor scholarship at GCCQ). His transcript showed the num-
ber of courses attempted exceeded the number of credits earned. When
the guidance counselor completed the grade review, she found that a
course taken in the year of 1997-98 had been successfully retaken in
the 1998-99 summer school but had never been forgiven. Again, she
forgave the failed course thinking it was forgiven.
This incident prompted the guidance counselor to go back and review
all the senior transcripts to see if there were other transcript which
showed a discrepancy between the number of courses attempted and
the number of credits earned. There were seven students who re-
ceived forgiveness based on the assumption that 9th grade courses
successfully.retaken in summer school could be forgiven.
As soon as the Guidance Counselor realized the application of the
forgiveness policy changed the ranking, she immediately made the
Principal aware of the situation. The Principal referred her to the
Superintendent's Office the same day.
The Superintendent investigated the incident and instructed the guid-
ance counselor to apply the forgiveness policy of 1997-98 for courses
retaken during the summer school session for that year. She also
instructed the guidance counselor to provide Gulf Coast Community
College with the corrected grade point averages for those students
recommended for honor scholarships.
STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO MONITOR
GRADE REPORTING
1. The Superintendent will provide each Principal and Guidance Coun-
selor with a notebook containing the Pupil Progression Plan for grades
9-12.
2. An annual meeting will be conducted prior to school including
Principals, Assistant Principals, and Guidance Counselors with Dis-
trict Staff to discuss any changes or new items in the Pupil Progres-
sion Plan.
3. Staff development will be provided by the Management Informa-
tion System concerning confidentiality and monitoring of student
grades.
4. Principals will be responsible for maintaining records such as
gradebooks and gradesheets to provide strict accountability for stu-
dent grades.
5. Seniors will be provided a transcript of their grades 9-12 at the
beginning of their senior year, after the first semester, and a final
transcript at the end of the school year.
6. Parents will be provided.a transcript at the end of each school year
for grades 9-12.
7. If there appears to be a discrepancy in a student's transcript, a
meeting will be scheduled with the parent, guidance counselor.
teacherss, and principal to investigate the discrepancy and make cor-
rections, if needed. Any corrections shall be documented.
8. Grades which are forgiven shall be documented on a school form
signed by the teacher, student, and guidance counselor. The form
should include the year, semester, numeric grade forgiven, and the
year, semester, and numeric grade for which a credit is received. This
form shall be signed by the principal and placed in the student's
cumulative record.
9. All student records will remain strictly confidential. Only person-
nel approved by the District MIS Coordinator will have access to the
MIS program concerning student grades, grade point averages, or
rankings. A parent/guardian is permitted' 6't ee only that informa-
tion,that relates ,to his/her child wliiengonfideitial records contain
information on more than one child.


The historical review of Franklin County will
be continued in the next issue of the
Chronicle, June 15, 2001.


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T eThe
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Shed







anti qes, nautical ite ms,
furniture, collectibles,
art, books and many
more distinctive accent
pieces.

Photos circa 1900, of area
lioghthouses at St. M arks, St.
George Island, Dog Island,
Cape San Bias.
Postcards, circa 1900, of old
Apalachicola.
Extremely niqe nautical
items, architectutral stars,
turtle lamps and much
more!

Atinques &
Collectibles




Lookjbr the big tin sked on
170 Water Street along the
historic Apalacicola River.
170 Water Street
P.O. Box 9
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Zoned MR-1 Medium Density limits.
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1. District Intent
The MR-1 district is intended to be located LIGHTHOUSE REALTY of St.
in areas designated Mixed Use-A, B. or C
on the FutureLand Use Map of the George Iland, Inc., (850] 927-
Comprehensive Plan. in close proximity to
more intensive non-residential uses.
2821. 61 West Gulf Beach Drive,
including commercial and office uses: and 2 1. 61 W est Gulf Beach Drive,
to residentially compatible public facilities
such as schools prks nd transit Suite C., St. George Island, Florida
facilities. The MR-1 district shall provide
for a wide range of residential housing 0
types. The maximum gros density allowed
for new residential development in the
MR-I district is 1S dwelling units per acre.
while the minimum gross density allowed
is 8 dwelling units per acre. unless
constraints of concurrency or 2. Principal Uses
preservation and/or conservation
features preclude the attainment of the (1 Community facilities related to residential uses, including
minimum densities, religious facilities, police/fire stations, and elementary, middle,
and high schools. Other community facilities may be allowed in
accordance with Section 18.1 of these regulations. [2) Day care
i centers. (3) Golf courses. [4] Multiple-family dwellings. (5) Nurs-
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R ( [8] Single-family detached dwellings. (9) Two-family dwellings.
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FOR SALE
Tea-cart of solid walnut with
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Ms. Hatcher said that the read-
ing was set in the late forties and
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SUNDAY
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(Upper portion) Mason Bean, contractor, wields a hammer
on the new public restrooms at Franklin Boulevard, St.
George Island, as Jim Howard holds the planks in place.
Wayne Thomas, owner of Thomas Construction on the
island was also on hand to build the public restrooms. All
three have donated their time to the project. The Pavilion
pilings have been placed just ahead of the restroom site, a
few hundred feet from the Gulf.


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ST. GEORGE
ISLAND
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School
And Nursery during Morning
Worship


Phone: 927-2088
E-mail: sgiumc@gtcom.net

Rev. James Trainer, Pastor


61 West Gulf Beach Dr.
Suite C
St. George Island, FL
32328
(850) 927-2821


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2001 GRADUATES




Apalachicola Robert B. Johsiun

I'd like to extend a welcome to the faculty, all my classmates, our
friends, and our families. I remember when we were younger, we
dreamed of this day. You always hear people say, "I can't wait till I
graduate", but when they finally make it, they all wish they could go
back. I think that's because maybe they weren't prepared. We are a
class that is prepared, and we will never regret this day.
I feel close to my classmates. We have always been friends with each
other, and we see each other in different groups, but still manage to
come together when the need arises. We have also been blessed to
have parents who have pitched in when it came time for floats to be
made or money to be raised. They have supported us throughout our
sports' adventures, and we have been there for each other. We are a
very lucky bunch, and I know we will all remain friends even though
we may be apart.
I'd like to quote a Bible verse. "Wisdom instructs her children and
admonishes those who seek her. He who loves her loves life. Those
who seek her out will win her favor. He who holds her fast inherits
her glory. Wherever he dwells, the Lord bestows blessings.
To my friends, keep seeking wisdom.
In closing, my message to you is this: Do not look back and grieve
over the past for it is gone. And, do not be troubled about the future
for it has not yet come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful
that it will be worth remembering.


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Apalachicola

Graduating

Seniors

Matt Barineau
Michael Baucham
Jonathan Brown
K. C. Creamer
Wesley Creamer
Chad Custer
Seleste.Elliortt .
Miranda Elliott
Dakaya Floyd'
Gabriel Gordon
Ricky Hathcock
Suryan Jama
Telisha Jefferson
Ezekiel Johnson
Brett Johnson
Van Johnson
Juli Jones
Travis Jones
Holly Justice
Patrick Lane
Katherine Lauder
Kayla Lee
Christina Little
Gabriel Lockley
Katherine Loesch
Brian Lolley
Brenton Mabrey
Ashley Mallon
Kayla Martina
Kit Mashburn
Willie McNair
'Joseph Mills
Leon O'Neal
Mayson Page
Carrie Paul
Douglas Peralta
Timothy Poloronis
Donald Power
Christian Rapp
Tremaine Ray
Andrea Reeder
Herndon Rochelle
Erin Rodgers
Royce Rolstad
Desiree Ross
Hendrik Selent
Bernard Simmons
Daniel White
Christopher Wood
Adam Youngblood


Mrs. Melanie C. Humble
English teacher, Carrabelle High School
Some of you may be wondering why I am your guest speaker as I am
neither a guest nor a speaker. I am wondering the same thing. After
much thought I have decided that I am here to prove the idea that
some religions have that whatever you have done to others will come
back to you, known by some as karma. I think I am here on behalf of
all those students to whom I have said giving a speech in front of
class isn't so bad. I am suddenly remembering in great vivid detail all
the quaking kids who told me in no uncertain terms that I could give
them a zero but they were not going to get up in front of a whole
bunch of people they knew and speak. I understand now. And ven-
geance is thine.
I have consulted the wisdom of the ages to try to distill something
worth saying tonight. I have looked at Shakespeare, Milton, Thoreau.
and I have finally decided that I should quote from that most admired
philosopher of all, Tom Hanks, "May you live as long as you want, not
want as long as you live."


George W. Bush said at his inauguration that no insignificant child
was ever born. That is a profound thought for me, one I hope you
remember on this night when honors and glory are the order of the
day. None of you are insignificant...
Some of you may have flown to 12th grade, some of you may have felt
as though you crawled, and some of you may have been dragged
kicking and screaming the whole way, but no matter how you got
here, you must know that none of you are insignificant; and what
you do from this point on will not be either.
Graduations, like weddings and funerals, can be a time of intense
emotion. I want to take a minute to say that there may be those
amongst you who have or who are suffering on this night of triumph.
Sometimes it is addiction that has you in its grip, sometimes it is
' heartbreak,'somietimfies loss. I want to'say Lhai you' must be brave
-' and know that someone in this community has strength enough, com-
passion enough, and wisdom enough to help you if you will only tell
them you need it. I believe that there are huge reservoirs of wisdom
and kindness here if you will only let them in.
So what have I learned in school?
From Mr. Meyer I have learned that I should have invested in Moun-
tain Dew a long time ago.
From my husband I have learned that a diesel truck really is a man's
best friend but also that we should make decisions out of hope not
out of fear, that loyalty is invaluable, and that we must protect and
defend those who have the least.
From the elementary teachers I have learned that it is o.k. to hug a
child even if they are sweaty and covered in sand from the playground
and haven't combed their hair for a week. I haven't tried it with any
teenagers, but I have learned that inside each of these 12th graders
is still that same grubby kindergartner who loves to play and loves to
be noticed. I know this because in 10th grade we used to go to the
Kindergarten to read and it quickly became apparent that these guys
were reading so they could play on the swings afterwards.
From all my colleagues I have learned that learning, like democracy.
is a messy, challenging, emotional and extremely serious affair. I wish
all you graduates the wisdom and stoicism that lies within your
teachers.
I asked Ms. Rogers and Ms. Millender what they would say if they
were up here and they both said like Hamlet's father did to his son as
he was going off to college "to your-wn self be true." He goes on to
say, "then. it follows that you cannot then be false to any man." What
does that mean in practical terms, If you do not listen to your con-
science, your soul, your sense of self; you cannot live in peace either
with yourself or with others.
And from you students I have learned never ever to be in the room
when you choose class favorites. Seriously though, I have learned
that there is great beauty in the most humble of places. I have learned
that, despite what the newspapers say, most teenagers have a deep
and abiding love for their families and a true appreciation for the way
they toil in the hopes that their children's future will be brighter than
their own. I have learned that you love each other even when you
hate each other. And I have learned that effort, decency, and kind-
ness can be as or more important than natural talent.
Be closed to the trivial, the cruel, the petty and superficial, they waste
your time and shrivel your heart. Be open to the world around you
even while you protect what you love and believe in the most. Whether
you go to college or to work after you leave us, keep learning. Seize
each moment and embrace the possibilities in it. Never close your
mind or your heart to the experience and knowledge of people you
meet. The greatest lessons in life can come at the oddest moments
and in the most unexpected places. Never let appearances fool you,
judge all people from the content of their character. Be tireless in the
pursuit to improve yourself. As Ghandi said, "Be the kind of change
you would like to see in the world."
May you carry within you the fierceness of the love your parents have
for you. I have seen many of your parents over the years and I have
witnessed the depth of their love for you, particularly during times of
anguish, and also naturally in times of triumph. They must have a
million gnat bites from these playing fields to prove it, and a million
used Kleenex in the landfill, not to mention a few dollars less in their
pockets.
Nurture creativity throughout your life, whether that's perfecting your
3 pt. Shot, designing an elegant scientific experiment, learning gui-
tar, or having the most fantastic display of plastic flamingos on your
lawn.
I became a citizen last year and I want to tell you that you must not
take either your freedom or your responsibility for granted.-
Sometimes the best advice of all is the oldest-"Love your neighbor as
yourself. I have thought about this a lot. Go ahead, take a little sneaky
sidelong glance at your neighbor tonight. This is powerful, even radi-
cal advice. Think about what it does not say. It does not say love your
neighbor as yourself, unless he is white, black, old, large, female,
untidy, poor, or ignorant, then you can just build an enormous fence.
There is no clarification. If we lived like this, we would move our-
selves forward into the dream that is America.
Well, it's time for you to fish or cut bait and it's time for us to say
farewell. Thank you for asking me to be with you on your last night
here. You are leaving now, aren't you?


Carrabelle

Graduating

Seniors

Miranda Adams
Theron Bartley
Jesse Belcher
Mark Brannan
Aaron Brock
Denise Butler
Gary Butler
John Daniels
Heather Dingier
Machelle Ferguson
Ken Franklin
Charles Glass
Crystal Hall
Felicia Harrell
Ronnie Hayes
Ryan Holton
Melanie Householder
Natasja Kool
Aaron Lawrence
Christopher Litton
Amber Mellor
Astin Messer
Levi Millender
Ronnie Morris
Heather Mulkey
Abigail Nobles
Vance Pedrick
Morgan Sanford
Glenda Schaffer
Justin Spell
Mary Tolbert
Tana White


Valedictorian Kayla Martina


Good evening faculty, staff, parents, honored guests, and most of all,
Class of 2001.
Tonight we're graduating.
May 29 is the day we have worked toward for the past 12 years. We
have reached the time when we say good-bye to Apalachicola High
School and hello to our future outside its hallowed walls.
Our teachers and coaches have taught, us all they can about life's
many obstacles arid pitfalls, and even tiaught us a few tricks oh how
to work them out. They have given us memories to cherish and mo-
ments to keepwith us forever. We have definitely had our share of
star athletes, strong academic students, and extraordinary artists
and performers. But I believe the strong, the extraordinary, the stars
of A.H.S. are the teachers and coaches. We could never be more
grateful.
We're graduating.
The stars in our life go well beyond the walls of A.H.S. There are
people who have to put up with us every day and every night. I, of
course, am talking about our parents. They have everlastingly expe-
rienced our ups and downs. From our first words and our first steps
to our first crush, our first car and our first prom. They're the ones
who learned algebra and trigonometry all over again and who waited
up for us until midnight when our watches inevitably stopped at 11:20.
They are our parents, our tutors, and our friends. And because of
them...
We're graduating.
For the past few months we have counted the days until we throw our
caps in the air and cheer. Oddly enough, as we are merely minutes
from this moment, it's hard to think that the 50 of us will never be
together like this again. So look around. Enjoy these final moments
together...
Because now, we're graduating.
We will soon embark on a journey called life; something very different
from what we're used to. See, life isn't divided into semesters, you
don't get summers, off, and I can guarantee you you'll never be able
to wake up at 7:50, throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, .and make
it to work by 8:00.
Now is our chance to make our dreams come true. This diploma is an
invitation to change the face of a world that is in need of repair. To the
many people who have led us down this rocky path, you are the rea-
son we are so well prepared for this task. To the Class of 2001, good
luck. The sky is the limit...
Finally, we are graduating.

Valedictorian Celeste Elliott

Many of us at Apalachicola High School complain about attending a
small school. That's because we don't realize the advantage we have
of knowing everyone in our class and almost everyone at school. I'm
glad I know the names of everyone in my graduating class. I grew up
with my classmates, they've helped influence me to become the per-
son I am today, and will be a part of my life forever.
In a small school we also get to have a closer relationship with our
teachers, principal and assistant principal. We can actually talk to
our teachers after school if we need to. They know all of us personally
and have time to help each one of us. That's a luxury big schools
don't have.
If you really think about it, many great people came from small places.
Abraham Lincoln went to school in Kentucky, in a log cabin. Mark
Twain and the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown both grew up in the small
town of Hannibal. Missouri. Madonna grew up in a town no bigger
than our own. Even Dr. Humphries, who grew up right here in Apalach.
went on to become the President of Florida A&M University.
So, we have no excuse for why we can't succeed in life and become
something great! Our future isn't determined by where we came from.
but where we plan to go.


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Andrews, government relations
director for The Nature
Conservancy's Florida Chapter.
"We don't want to see the future
of Florida's water supply and our
natural resources bargained away
in the final days of the legislative
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On April 27, the budget agree-
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"P2000 is an unnecessary casu-
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Figures released by the Florida
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this wonderful program on a sour
note that does not reflect either
its remarkable accomplishments
or the deep concern Floridians
have for our environment."
Governor Jeb Bush had made ef-
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hopes "we all can take steps to
ensure that funding for the new
Florida Forever Program is safe
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Under the new law, child protec-
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trained in using injunctions to
remove domestic violence perpe-
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The new law also increases the
"penalty of a second, or subse-
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third-degree felony," whereas un-
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such act (not the second) that
rises from "misdemeanor to
felony."
The jail stay, according to reports,
and the new programs, "will be
paid for with a $201 surcharge on
the fines of people convicted of
assault, battery or other violent
offenses."
There has been much praise both
locally and state-wide for "the
current Administration for getting
tough on domestic abuse."
Refuge House Director Kelly Otte
said, "I want to thank the Gover-
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House and Senate for making a
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The bill that led to the new law
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political emergence of the Gulf coast port of Apalachicola
and the pristine barrier island, Saint George. From the
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