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Volume 10, Number 14 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 13 26, 2001


City

Commissioners

Have Tie Vote

Over Employee

By Rene Topping
It is not too often the Carrabelle
City Commissioners come to an
impasse in voting but that was
exactly what happened at the
regular monthly meeting of the
Carrabelle City Commissioners
held July 6 at the Franklin
County Senior Center.
Eleven young men filed applica-
tions for employment on the City's
Streets and Roads Department.
The only three who showed up to
be interviewed were Leonard
Green, Michael Messer and
Nelson Vanburn Woods. Mayor
Wilburn (Curley) Messer excused
himself, as he is related to Michael
Messer, and handed the gavel to
Mayor Tempore Phillip Rankin.
The other four commissioners
voted and came up with a tie, 2
votes for Messer, 2 for Woods.
Twice more times they voted with
the same results.
Rankin suggested that the com-
missioners wait until the meeting
was ended and as a last item vote
again. The commissioners voted
again with the same result.
Rankin then suggested that com-
missioners look carefully at each
of the applications and try to
evaluate the one for the job. Ella
Mosconis said she had been in-
terviewed when this situation had
occurred. She said when that
happened the interviewers looked
over the applicant's talents and
most times one would be a little
more suited to the particular job.
In the end the commissioners
settled on a plan whereby each
commissioner.would talk privately
to each of the three and vote again
at their August meeting.
Morris Palmer appeared for Olivier
Monod, the owner of Anchor Re-
alty, who is asking for approval
of a three story office building,
with rental suites, on the old
Johnnie's Restaurant site, Block
70/AS lots 1,2 and 3. and lot 10
and portion of lot 9 in Block 78.
The item had been tabled at the
previous meeting for more infor-
mation.
Palmer said, "I think I can clarify
most things pretty quickly. There
was a couple of misinterpretations
of what we are actually looking for.
We are not looking for residential.
use on the top floor. We are look-
ing for transient use as in hotel/
motel, which is a primary use in
C1 zoning as is office use."
He went on to say that he had a
new site plan that did not include
the use of the property across the
road. He said that he thought it
would make the building more
attractive with less bare ground
and more greenery.
Commissioner Raymond Williams
said, "I don't think there is any
question about the parking. It was
not the concern of parking but the
10,000 minimum for the site." The
three lots comprise a total of 9360
square feet, a question hotly con-
tested by Freda White at the June
meeting.
Palmer said that he had talked to
County Planner Alan Pierce, who
also advises the Carrabelle City
Commission, and he had said it
is a very common thing that when
a site is lacking in minimum size
and there is one across a street
for parking, a project can be ap-
proved. Palmer added "If you (the
commission) are going to take a
position that you are not going to
allow to have a street in between,
you are going to really limit to
small development."
The vote was four to one in favor,
Williams being the nay vote.
Audrey Messer remarked, "Now
you (the commission) will have to
do it for everybody."
The commissioners decided to
table a request from Tommy Bevis
of Dockside Marina, 292 Graham
Drive, Timber island for a city
permit to add six extra wet slips,
also a concrete slab 30 x 30 feet.
They said that they wanted to wait
until the city attorney returned
from vacation. Bevis was asked to
see the city clerk to include the
concrete pad, The item was tabled
until the August meeting.
City Clerk Beckey Jackson re-
ported that the "Keep Franklin
County Beautiful, will install ap-
proximately 24 trash can recep-
tacles in a picket fence design, in
strategic places around Carra-
Continued on Page 6


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs.......... 2
Langston Awards....... 2
Historical Society ..... 2
Editorial & Commentary
................................. 3
Second Circuit Court
Report ...................... 4
Carrabelle Lighthouse
Association ............. 5
Camp Gordon Johnston
in World War II-Looking
Through A Child's Eye.7
FCAN .................... .. 8
Honors at School Board
Meeting ................. 9
Bookshop................. 10


Alligator Point

Erosion Study

Report Pending
According to a spokesperson from
Preble-Rish, Inc., the erosion
study final recommendations are
still being reviewed. A final report
should be available by the end of
July and presented to the
Franklin County Commission.









Boyd Secures
Environmental

Clean Up $ On The

Apalachicola River

The House of Representatives
passed the Energy and Water Ap-
propriations Bill for fiscal year
2002, in which Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
worked to ensure.that of the ap-
proximately $8.5 million, $1.04
million was walled off for environ-
mental clean up of the Apalachi-
cola River.
The bill contains $1.04 million for
environmental restoration on the
river. The money will be used to
clean up twenty-three sloughs,
including the Florida River,
Kennedy Creek, and Lake
lamonia. Restoring the area has'
been a long standing priority of
the Congressman's. This clean up
will help increase the stocks of
sporting fish and protect the
many endangered species that
inhabit the river and its banks.
"This funding'accelerates clean up
efforts along the river, ensures the
well-being of endangered species,
and in the long-run will help to
restore the natural habitat and
beauty of the river," said Boyd.

Timber Island Yacht
Club Presents 7th
Annual Fishing
Tournament July 14

By Tom Campbell
Timber Island Yacht Club pre-
sents its Seventh Annual Youth
Fishing Tournament Saturday,
July 14, 2001.
Last year, almost 200 children
registered for the event. Prepar-
ing for and working in such a large
event is an act of dedication which
the Club welcomes. Scribe Flo-
rence Coody said, "Seeing the joy
and excitement of the kids makes
all the work worthwhile."
Young people through the age of
fifteen (15) may register at Carra-
belle Florist, 308 Marine Street,
Carrabelle. The telephone num-
ber is 850-6978149.
Coody said, "The auction, now
four years old, is continued each
year, and just gets better and bet-
ter." The raffles are always popu-
lar, and the prizes this year in-
clude a "hand held GPS and a gas
cooker," according to Coody.
The seventh annual TIYC Youth
Fishing Tournament is sche-
duled for July 14. Be sure to reg-
ister your child today. Phone
850-697-8149.


School Board Approves Charter

School Contract In Close Vote, 3 to 2

While a great deal of the public attention was devoted to the discus-
sion of the proposed student Code of Conduct and the dress code, the
more important issue finally emerged in the last half of the very long
Board meeting (nearly 5 hours) on Thursday night, July 5th. The
Apalachicola Bay Charter School Contract appeared to be a quick
agenda item, but turned into a long discussion on the administration
of the new charter school scheduled to open its doors this fall.
Initially, Board attorney Barbara Sanders recommended that the Board
approve the agreement between the School Board and the Apalachi-
cola Bay Charter School (ABC). There would be some "non-substantive"
changes to be made and two substantive changes but these would be
"worked out" by ABC attorney Billy Buzzett and Board attorney Bar-
bara Sanders. The substantive matters involved the capacity of the
ABC school, and the siting of the school.
The issue of capacity also involved a repeated request from some
Board members as to a cap on enrollment for the fall 2001. This issue
consumed many minutes, and slowly spread into a larger discussion

of many factors concerning the impact the ABC school would have on
the budget process of the Franklin County School District. Board
member David Hinton led the questions on that aspect. The other
issue about siting involved what student populations the new school .
would potentially serve, and whether any.special considerations on
behalf of minority recruitment would come into play,
The Board began to stumble over the issue of capacity. Chairman
Gander asked if they could state a fiumber of students they planned
to open with, perhaps with some per cent variance. "You can't give a
number?" he asked.
Jeff L. Weiner, the new principal for the Apalachicola Bay Charter
School (ABC) responded: "It's kinda hard to put a number on it ...
It looks as if we will have between 57 and 62 this year." He pointed
out that their facilities would not handle more than 62 students.
David Hinton, Board member, stated: "We have to hire personnel too,"
explaining that the Board needed to know how many students the
Charter School expected to receive. "What we hire is going to be de-
pendent upon how many students we have and we're not going to
know until you tell us...
Weiner said he had been working since May, sending updating memo-
randums to the Franklin County Finance Officer, including informa-
tion on current enrollment, itemized listings showing what students
are coming from what schools, etc. Hinton insisted that "somewhere
there has to be a stop..." when negotiating is over, far enough ahead
of time so the public schools can hire their personnel.
Weiner repeated his estimate of 57 to 62 students. "The law also says
that we have to take any qualified student that comes to our school.
so we can't arbitrarily say we would only take 63 ... 57 to 62. 1 truly
believe that's the number that Mr. Terry St. Cyr (Director of Business
Services) has been given. I update him regularly ... We are not going
to take 82 and put 40 kids in the classroom. We want quality educa-
tion like every person in this community."
"I am being extremely honest with you. We're looking at 57 to 62
incoming students..." Still, some board members exhibited doubts.
The ABC principal has a number of minority students on their rolls
Continued on Page 6
It Is "Three Inches Above The Knee"

Code of Conduct And Dress Codes

Approved By School Board

July 5th Board Meeting Takes Nearly 5 Hours
The two major agenda items on the Franklin County School District's
July 5th agenda were the Code of Conduct (including the Dress Code)
and the recommended approval of the Apalachicola Bay Charter School
contract with the Board. There were numerous other ancillary items
also approved, but the lion's share of citizen attention was on the
Code of Conduct and Dress Code.
A number of citizens, with their teenage children (mostly female) com-
plained about the dress rules, pointing out to the conservatively
dressed School Board that current fashions dictated what their chil-
dren might have available to wear to Franklin Schools-not the school
board.
Teresa Jones, mother of Stephanie, lectured the Board mem-
bers. "It is extremely difficult when you're 14 years old to
dress appropriately. It is up to me to make sure that she has
clothes that are appropriate. What she has on now and what
she wears to school, she. could wear anywhere in Franklin
County. What she has on now is above her knee. If she can
wear it to church, I think she should be able to wear it to
school. I think that is the point she was trying to make ...
And, to deem this outfit as inappropriate for school is a bad
decision ...
Mrs. Jones also pointed out that pants length would likely be a prob-
lem for her handicapped son. "For A.J. to put on blue jeans everyday
just for the ride to and from school ... is extremely uncomfortable for
him..."
Another mother came forward. "It seems like the Board of Education
is trying to pick out girls wardrobes ... Each person is different. Each
person has a different personality ... How you're dressed is how you're
identified. Another parent once would not allow her daughter to wear
very, very short shorts but when she went to school with her daugh-
ter, she saw everybody was wearing short shorts. She concluded, "I
finally gave in and let her wear them..." Another: "I don't understand
what is wrong with shoe-strings, or tank tops...if you have a bra on...
Yet another pointed out that some girls share their clothes with their
friends, seeming to make code enforcement more difficult, at least
from the role of the parent.

Continued on Page 5


(From left) Charlotte Smith, Superintendent and Board
Secretary, Katie McKnight, Teresa Martin, Chairperson
Jimmy Gander, David Hinton (partially hidden behind)
attorney Barbara Sanders. Not shown in this picture is
Board Member George Thompson.


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Jeff Weiner, new principal at the Apalachicola Bay Charter
School (ABC).


David Hinton, Board Member.


JoAnn Gander, Superintendent of Franklin County Schools.


Concerned mother and daughter discuss
proposed dress code.


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

July 3, 2001
Present: Commissioners
Eddie Creamer. Jimmy
Mosconis, Bevin Putnal.
Cheryl Sanders, and
Clarence Williams.

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan reported to the Com-
mission that he had arranged for
Larry Mathis with the ACOE to
meet with Harrison Peterson,
Tate's Hell Forester, Division of
Forestry, and himself to survey
tree damage around Two-Mile
Channel Spoil Site to prepare for
the COE's tree restoration effort.
Mahan said he was contacted by
Chris Merritt with the Organiza-
tion for Artificial Reefs about be-
ginning the paperwork involved
with permitting required for a site
to place the St. George Island
Bridge demolition rubble. He said
the first step is to identify a goy-
ernmental entity that could serve
as the reef s permit holder.
Commissioner Putnal suggested
putting the rubble on the exist-
ing Eastpoint reef. "It would pro-
tect Eastpoint," said Putnal. "It
would help."
Mahan said he had spoken to sev-
eral people with the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Service about the board's
request for information on oyster
harvesters qualifying for disaster
relief through the United States
Department of Agriculture. He
was told that he would have to
speak with someone in the Risk
Management section of USDA, in
Kansas City. "If farmers qualify,
why wouldn't seafood farmers?"
asked Commissioner Putnal.
Mahan reported that the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
is preparing to approve a
three-year grant with the Univer-
sity of Florida Extension Program
to begin two Florida Yards and
Neighborhood (FYN) Programs.
One position will cover Franklin,
Gulf, and Bay Counties. The pro-
gram is to concentrate on how
homeowners, garden centers and
small businesses can impact lo-
cal water quality.
The U. S. Food and Drug Admin-
istration is investigating a con-
firmed Vibrio vulnificus illness
and death in Texas, that "may"
have resulted from eating a
post-harvested treated oyster. The
treatment is a low-temperature
pasteurization of a Louisiana oys-
ter, said Mahan. The FDA is work-
ing to confirm that it was a
post-harvested treated oyster in-
volved and if so, was the oyster
properly "treated." If their fears,
prove to he correct, then treating
oysters similar to pasteurization
of milk won't work, said Mahan.

Trash Receptacles
Solid Waste Director Van Johnson
reported on purchasing trash re-
ceptacles for St. George Island. He
said the carts would cost about
$8,000 which would be paid by a
grant from Keep Franklin County
Beautiful. In a discussion on
trash Chairman Creamer asked
about a law requiring tarpaulins
over trash in trucks. Commis-
sioner Mosconis asked that
County Attorney Al Shuler and
Johnson work on an ordinance on
covering trash with tarpaulins.

Mosquito Control
Mosquito spraying has been in-
creased and people were urged to
look for places around homes and
businesses which harbor mosqui-
toes. A recent encephalitis out-
break in Holmes, Jackson, and
Washington Counties is a warn-
ing for those in Franklin County
to clean up debris and brush
where mosquito larvae grow.

Rezoning
The commission passed a rezon-
ing request from R-2 single fam-
ily residential/mobile home to R4
single family home industry for
lots 8, 9, 24, and 25, blk 169,
David Brown Estates, Eastpoint.
A rezoning request was tabled
until July 17 on rezoning and
land-use change for area of Camp
Gordon Johnson Museum, where
the old clubhouse used to be.
David Butler said money was be-
ing raised to make the old Camp
Gordon Johnson Museum acces-
sible, so that veterans and family
members could tour the area
which covers five acres, with a
two-acre lake. A rezoning request
was passed for 36.67 acres in
Eastpoint (the former Ben
Watkins tract) from R-2 single
family residential to R-l, with


one-acre lots to change from mo-
bile homes to houses.

Recycling Containers
Low bid of $7,660 was awarded
to General Products for four
open-top containers for cardboard
recycling.

Public Access
Jeanne Yount asked commission-
ers, to put up public access signs,
similar to the markers on High-
way 98 in St. Joe and Mexico
Beach, so that people could know
where it was all right for them to
go on the beach. "That' s an on-


going problem," said Mosconis. A
discussion followed on the ex-
pense of an overall project. Yount
asked for a timetable, but was
given none.
Director of Administrative
Services
Alan Pierce, County Planner, in-
formed the Board that the Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT)
does not need a management plan
from the county to do the inter-
nal renovation at the Carrabelle
DOT building, and DOT is in fact
doing away with that language. "I
will be sending the lease agree-
ment back to DOT this week, with
a required resolution from the
Board requesting a lease for the
DOT building from the Governor
and Cabinet, sitting as the Board
of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Trust." The Board ap-
proved the resolution.
Pierce said David Kennedy would
do some drawings of the building
next week, and then somebody
has to advise him on the changes
wanted in the building so that he
can look at the as-built drawings
and determine how the changes
can be made.
Pierce gave a copy of a letter from
the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) to the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC) autho-
rizing a swale exemption for ad-
ditional work to be done at the
prison site on County Road 67.
Pierce also reminded Chairman
Creamer to sign the DEP agree-
ment the Board has already au-
thorized for the $82,000 worth of
construction funds for Alligator
Point.
A copy of an amendment to the
St. George Island DRI submitted
by George Mahr was given by
Pierce to the Board. Mahr is pro-
posing to sell some land to the
state on the bay side in exchange
for the right to create an addi-
tional five single family lots in the
unplatted land along Leisure Lane
in Phase II of Casa Del Mar. "There
is no action for the Board to take
at this time," said Pierce, "because
the proposal requires state review
first." Eventually, the Board will
be required to hold a public hear-
ing to consider the proposed
amendment.
The Board has received the Ob-
jections, Recommendations, and
Comments from the Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) on
the submitted comp plan changes
for St. James Bay and Bill Wells.
The Department suggests some
wording changes for the definition
of wetlands which Pierce said he
will showAtty. Shuler. Pierce said
it will be up to Wells to work out a
solution with DCA. The Board
scheduled the adoption hearing
on the amendments for August 7.
Gov. Jeb Bush approved the
FRDAP list of projects, as ap-
proved by the Legislature, Pierce
told the Board, which includes
$56,250 to purchase land for a
park in Carrabelle. Commissioner
Sanders asked that the Maroney
Estate be considered, a site in
northeast Carrabelle off the main
road.
The Board accepted a bid by C.W.
Roberts for the airport road, with
David Kennedy and Larry Parker
directed to negotiate to bring the
project within the approved bud-
get.
FEMA representatives displayed
new maps, with few changes for
Franklin County. Some additional
flood zones will be created on St.
George Island, and flood elevation
requirements could go up a foot
or so in some areas, but there are
also some proposed decreases.
Pierce said those interested can
contact Mark Curenton for more
details.
The Board approved a motion to
set a public hearing to abandon
part of Hathcock Road in
Southland Subdivision, north of
Apalachicola on Bluff Road.
Pierce announced that Rachel
Ward, upon her first try, passed
the state exam which the state li-
censing board had blocked her
from taking for eight months.
"She is now a fully licensed build-
ing inspector and plans exam-
iner," said Pierce. Pierce said
Robin Brinkley is taking the test
also.

Redistricting
When the word "redistricting"
surfaced at the Franklin County
Commission meeting July 3,
words started flying. Citizens were
seething over the earlier an-
nouncement of commissioners
having separate meetings with
Curt Spitzer, redistricting consult-
ant. It had been suggested that
the meetings violate the Sunshine
Law.


Atty. Shuler said the meetings are
preliminary and unless the com-
missioners and Spitzer carried
"information back and forth be-
tween them," he saw no violation.
Mosconis said he wanted to set
the record straight, that "the pub-
lic doesn't need to know" was
quoted out of context. He is very
interested in the public knowing
everything done on redistricting,
he said.
Bob Harper, board member of the
St. George Island Civic Club,
asked for a St. George District.
"We don't have representation,"
said Harper. "With 60 percent of
county funding received from the
Island, we would like to be a dis-
trict of our own, and have our own
commissioner."
"You can't do that," said Putnal.
"Actually, tax funds from the is-
land are between 38 and 39 per-
cent," said Kendall Wade, Clerk of
Court.
Harper said, "Our position is that
we be associated with a district
similar to our socio-economic
base. In private sessions with
each commissioner, we'll be
blind-sided on the island."
"We wanted the meetings public,
he (Spitzer) wanted them private,"
said Putnal.
"We asked if we could have a pri-
vate meeting with Spitzer, and he
won't return our calls,' said
Harper. "There is an urgency on
redistricting. I understand that we
have only 'till the end of the year,
then it goes into limbo another
two years. It needs to get done
now. We want it done promptly
and we want to be part of the fo-
rum."
Mosconis said the county is pay-
ing $25,000 to $30,000 to get the
basics on redistricting, "Once we
get our instructions we can do it.
We can keep it in the commission
and school board. We can do it as
a body, I don't think there'll be
any gerrymandering"
"It's primarily all about equal rep-
resentation," said Pierce. "St.
George doesn't have 2,500."
"We're a little county of 10,000
people," said Mosconis. "There's
no finite science that dictates how
to do this. There's lot of negotiat-
ing."
"From the largest to the smallest
district there can't be over 10 per-
cent difference," said Williams.
Sanders referred to how Gulf and
Wakulla Counties drew new dis-
trict lines.
"After we talk with Spitzer, we can
set up public meeting with the
county and the school board,"
said Putnal.

Alligator Point
A contingent of citizens from Alli-
gator Point asked that more be
done, that the rock put in place
recently is not working. "Engi-
neering studies are a rehash of old
data," said Bob Burnett. "The
studies are carbon copies of each
other. There are other technolo-
gies out there. It is obvious that
what has been done in the past
has not worked. The problem has
been moved from my yard to your
yard. We need to look at alterna-
tives."
Link Barnett said the main issue
is how to maintain the beaches,
that it is not a one-time solution.
Pierce told those gathered that
there is no dedicated funding
source.
"You have $200,000 available,"
said Ken Osborn. "The Corps of
Engineers 65-35 basis. Let's ex-
plore the experimental."
Vicki Barnett brought up sand-
growing. Zack Shelley said some-
thing should be done, that beach
erosion is an unsafe condition.

No-Wake Signs
A request from Jack Oates on
putting up No-Wake signs on the
Carrabelle River was referred to
Atty. Shuler to start the process:
The area with the problem, said
Oates, is just before getting to New
River; the Jet-skis "turn dough-
nuts" at the present No-Wake
signs, sending waves which cause
his floating dock to jump up and
down constantly.

Clerk of Court
Kendall Wade asked for board
permission to contact Parker Ser-
vices about problems with air con-
ditioning in the courthouse. Wade
said money for upgrading the sys-
tem could come from contingency
emergency funds.
Wade also asked that $10,000 in
unanticipated revenue that can be


used on improvement other than
buildings and that the money be
used on the bottom part of the old
jail. The Board agreed.


Franklin County

Students And

Others Honored

At Langston

Awards

Butler and Williams
Given "Wall of Honor"
Designation
By Tom Campbell
The Fourth Annual Scholarship
and Awards Presentation of the
Norris D. Langston Youth Schol-
arship Foundation, Inc., was held
June 28, 2001. Norris D.
Langston Youth Foundation
Scholarships were awarded to
Gabriel Lockley, Celeste Elliott
and Telisha Jefferson, all recent
graduates of Apalachicola High
School.
Johnny Levi Millender from Car-
rabelle High School also received
a scholarship. Twenty-five stu-
dents from Franklin, Bay, Gulf
and Calhoun County were hon-
ored.
Adults honored for their work with
Franklin County Youth were
Denise D. Butler, Principal of
Apalachicola High School, and
Anderson Williams, City of
Apalachicola Police Chief. They
each received a plaque with a
"Wall of Honor" Designation.
About 200 people attended the
event held at Port St. Joe High
School. Lt. Governor Frank Bro-
gan was the keynote speaker. The
theme was "How and Why We
Must Prepare Our Youth."
State Senator Al Lawson also
spoke at the event. Other officials
that attended were new Secretary
of Education Jim Horne and
Florida State Inspector General
Marcia Cooke.
Principal Denise D. Butler of
Apalachicola High School said she
was happy for the students who
received the scholarships and
"honored to receive the award."


Boyd Secures $

For The

Carrabelle River

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) announced that
the FY2002 Energy and Water
SDevelopment Appropriations Bill,
which passed the House of Rep-
resentatives today, allocates
$150,000 for the removal of a
sand flat at the turn basin of the
Carrabelle River, near Timber Is-
land.
The sand flat has placed severe
restrictions on access to three dif-
ferent marinas. Due to the lack
of visibility of the sand flat dur-
ing high tide, many fishing ves-
sels and recreational boats have
run a ground. The Carrabelle
River is the deepest port between
Panama City and Tampa, and the
removal of the sand flat would
allow the marinas to accommo-
date significantly larger boats.
This funding will help the Corps
of Engineers determine the cost
of removing the flat, identify a
spoil site, and begin the necessary
environmental review of the
proposal.










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Meeting OfJuly 7

By Tom Campbell
The annual meeting of Apalachi-
cola Area Historical Society was
held on the porch at the home of
Bill and Lynn Wilson Spohrer in
Apalachicola on Saturday, July 7.
President George Chapel said of
Society endeavors of past years:
"This year, the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society celebrates the
forty-fourth year of its establish-
ment by Edith Coombs (in 1957).
... It is also the fifteenth year of
the Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts Concert Series."
Since 1990 The Society has served
as the official "Citizen Support
Organization" (CSO) for the State
Park Service in Franklin County,
with particular emphasis on the
John Gorrie Museum State Park.
A 501-c-3 educational incorpora-
tion, exempt from state sales tax
and authorized to solicit funds in
Florida, The Society maintains
separate financial accounts for its
general operations, the Gorrie
Museum, the Raney House, the
Ilse Newell Fund, and any grants.
It was announced that "this year
our President, George Chapel, and
our Secretary, Helen Greer, are
stepping down after many years
of service."
The dues cycle for The Society is
July I through June 30 each year,
at $10.00 per person. Interested
persons are requested to mail
dues payments to: Treasurer,
AAHS, Inc., P.O. Box 75,
Apalachicola, FL 32329-0075.


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13 July 2001 Page 3


My Personal Goodbye To John

Burda-A Good Man

By Rene Topping
A good man died on July 7, 2001 and he will be missed by so many
people in Franklin county but especially in Carrabelle and Lanark.
John Burda was a good businessman and a good pharmacist who
would never be too busy to explain any prescription to be sure you
would get the most benefit from your medicine.
He had a great sense of humor and appeared on the first showing of
the "Smallest Police Station in the World" when our phone booth was
shown to the nation and the world.
He was the one who gave me a wooden nickel to bring me back for an
ice cream at his soda fountain.
He loved to tell stories and many was the time that his wife would
come over to the real estate office I worked at to chase him back to his
job of making up the medicine.
He was a fireman, I saw him many times in that role. God bless him
and all the other men and women who become volunteer firemen.
His pharmacy was officially closed on Sunday and if my memory is
not failing me, every Wednesday afternoon.
But if you needed any medicine in an emergency he would come and
open the store and mix up a healing elixir. I know this personally. one
Christmas Day he left his turkey to get me some pain medicine for an
ailing neighbor,
And one time when I had a long bout with some dreadful intestinal
disease he was standing at the door of his shop with my prescription
in hand as I returned from a doctor's visit in Tallahassee. He said he
did not want me to wait another minute to get started back to good
health..
He was a Republican in a overwhelmingly Democratic area. His wife
was a Democrat. He entered his name one election year for ajob as a
county commissioner. He had previously told me that he only knew
seven people in the entire county who had registered Republican.
However he said he had a plan. He felt there were lots of people who
would vote Republican in the general election when they could cross
over. I voted for him and so did my husband Bob.
I was never sure whether he really wanted to be elected or if he was
doing it to aggravate his wife, Roberta (who we all called Bert).
He told me one time when we were talking about coral snakes and
other poisonous snakes, that he always had a dose of some kind of
serum to be injected if someone met up with a viper. Even though as
it had a short shelf life. I always felt safe when I went out into the
woods.
He had a long fight at the end of his life and a lot of pain. He lost his
legs and sight to diabetes. He was blessed with a loving wife who
spent every day working side by side with him in the Burda's Drug
Store.
She was at his side through the long and painful days of his illness.
She is a good woman, she stayed the course and honored her vows.
"In sickness and in health until death do us part."
There has to be a special place in heaven for good people who love
their community, are compassionate and there when they are needed.
Neither one took a long vacation as they knew they wore important to
community needs.
So I say I am glad I was privileged to walk a while along the trail of life
with John. Goodbye; with a tear in my eye, to a good man.

"All I Really Need To Know I Learned

In Kindergarten" At Dixie Theatre
By Tom Campbell the "pig" in his class production
B of "Cinderella," and a modern-day
The resident company of the Dixie Greek philosopher who finds the
S theatre presents Robert meaning of life in a piece of bro-
Fuiihum's story "All I Really Need ken mirror from World War II.
To Know I Learned In Kindergar-
ten,," which opened Thursday, The stories celebrate life, from the
July 12. Under the direction of whimsy of childhood to the wis-
Ernest Zulia, who adapted the dom of old age.
play from Fulghum's stories, the
actors are Cleo Holladay, George "All I Really Need To Know I
Hosmer, John Manzelli, Dixie Learned In Kndergarten" will be
Partington, Randy Thompson, performed at8 p.m. Thursday,
Beth Odom and Karl Lester. Friday and Saturday evenings
and Saturday and Sunday mati-
An excellent cast, these actors nees at 2:30 p.m. Beginning
have a good time demonstrating Thursday, July 12, the play will
the insightful episodes, of what is run for two weeks until Sunday,
profound in everyday life. This is July 22.
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Vol. 10, No. 14


July 13, 2001


Southeastern

Fisheries

President's

Report


Publisher's Note: President
Joe Villers of the Southeast-
ern Fisheries Association
spoke at their annual meet-
ing in June 2001. His over-
view statement is a summary
of the key issues facing the
Association and commercial
fishermen throughout
Florida. I think these annual
reports are also very useful
for informing the non-fishing
communities about the is-
sues confronting Florida's
seafood industries. Sadly, if
we look to the Florida metro-
politan press, very few of the
topics raised by Mr. Villers,
and his points-of-view, are
not represented in that press,
so the Chronicle has no hesi-
tation in publishing the an-
nual reports of this Associa-
tion, as we have in the past
four years.

I'm glad to see such a good turn-
out for this prelude to our 50th
anniversary next year. We are still
standing strong after 49 years and
that speaks well for all of us.
This past year was a whirlwind. I
can't believe twelve months have
slipped by and it's time for many
of us to make our annual trip to
Texas for the beginning of the
shrimp season.
There were major fishery changes
during my year at the helm. Some
were positive. Of course the nega-
tives are always there in our in-
dustry as more and more people
advocate for a bigger share of the
marine resources.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Com-
mission (FWC) had a major
shakeup in their saltwater fish-
eries division as a result of prob-
lems uncovered by a Public Infor-
mation Request filed on behalf
of the Panhandle Tarp Net
fishermen.
The fishermen using tarpaulin
nets to catch baitfish did not re-
ceive due process when the Com-
mission banned their nets. They
wanted to see FWC records per-
taining to tarp nets in possession
of the Fish & Wildlife Commission.
In the normal course of events it
was determined by a state law
-enforcement agency that several
FWC staff members had logged on
to X-rated computer sites using
state computers on state time.
Two staff members were forced to
resign and two others were sus-
pended for a short time. I under-
stand this Public Information Re-
quest (PIR) has been terminated
due to lack of funding.
As a result of this incident, the
Florida Marine Research Insti-
tutes director, Ken Haddad, was
assigned to Tallahassee as interim
Division Director. Ken has man-
aged the Marine Research Insti-
tute in St. Petersburg for many
years and will speak to us in a
few minutes about this past year
and where he feels we are headed.
The attitude of FWC toward the
commercial fishing industry has
improved tenfold since Mr.
Haddad has been director of salt-
water fisheries division. Dr. Roy


Crabtree who is currently with
the National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS) in St. Petersburg,
has been selected to be the new
Division Director of Saltwater
Fisheries. We will endeavor to de-
velop a professional dialogue with
Dr. Crabtree. We hope he doesn't
fall under the spell of the Florida
Sportsman magazine and the
Coastal Conservation Association
or I'm afraid we will be back in a
daily fight with the Commission.
SFA's (Southeastern Fisheries
Association) domestic shrimp in-
dustry section spent a lot of time
and money trying to amend the
boundary of the Tortugas Marine
Reserve once we found out about
it. The association spent over
$25,000 in legal fees and travel
costs plus hundreds of man-
hours trying to get a fair hearing
from NOAAbut to no avail. There
were no shrimpers on the
Tortugas Task Force that set the
boundaries for the no fishing pre-
serve. That was unfortunate for
the Florida shrimp industry be-
cause this lack of representation
will cost the domestic shrimp pro-
ducers many millions of dollars a
year in lost revenue from pink
shrimp historically harvested in
that area.
NMFS said our harvest was only
53,000 pounds and set a value of
$2.40 per pound to assess the
economic loss. The NOAA data
only used Monroe County land-
ings when anyone familiar with
the Tortugas fishery knows pink
shrimp landings are made in at
least six other Florida counties as
well as in Alabama and, other
states. The actual value should
have been above $4.50 per pound
and the annual loss closer to 50
million dollars: The domestic
shrimp industry knows there is
already more than enough area
closed to shrimpers in the Gulf
and South Atlantic. We know
about marine preserves.
Special recognition for extra effort
must go to Sal Versaggi who spent
a great deal of time and money
representing the Southeastern
Fisheries Association (SFA)
shrimp interests at numerous
public hearings and forums
throughout the region. Thanks
Sal.
SFA spent a lot of time and effort
trying to block the ban of pelagic
longlines in the southeastern
United States. There was a Con-
gressional proposal by Senator
John Breaux at the request of the
Coastal Conservation:Association,
the Billfish Foundation represent-
ing the anglers and Bluewater
Fishermen's Association repre-
senting commercial fishermen, to
close southern waters but leave
northern waters 'open. The legis-
lation called for a buyout of 67
pelagic longline vessels that were
specifically named in the bill. It
called for banning pelagic
longlines from the North Caro-
lina/South Carolina -border all
the way around Florida and else-
where in the Gulf of Mexico.
At the same time, NMFS was
pushing for a pelagic longline ban
without a buyout provision. In the
final analysis, NMFS won thereby
banning all Florida pelagic
longlines and avoided any com-
pensation. The fishermen lost
again by a rule.
The NMFS proposal was imple-
mented even though the bycatch
of billfish by all US fishermen is
only 5% of the worldwide total. It
was this incidental and acciden-
tal bycatch of a small amount of
billfish that pushed this strictly
.political anti-longline regulation
into law.


EDITORIAL


AND


COMMENTARY


SFA is spending a great deal of
effort fighting the NMFS proposal
to require permits for shrimp ves-
sels as well as Vessel Monitoring
Systems (VMS) for commercial
fishing vessels only. With the al-
location of most fin-fish in the
southeast set aside for anglers, it
makes no sense for us to put VMS
devices on our boats while the
other user groups, including
charter boats, would be exempt
from this type of law enforcement
oversight. Voluntary VMS for sci-
ence, YES. Mandatory VMS for
commercial fishing only NO.
The Association has been at the
forefront in the fight to save bot-
tom longline fishing gear in the
grouper fishery. The Florida Fish
&,Wildlife Commission has con-
sistently voted in favor of banning
red grouper longlines inside 50
fathoms. Anyone just a little bit
familiar with the fishery knows
that very few red grouper are
found outside 50 fathoms.
Two of the main proponents on
the Gulf Council for the red grou-
per longline ban are Alex Jernigan
and Jim Fensom. Mr. Jernigan is
a founder of CCA and long time
supporter of net bans and other
regulations to remove commercial
fishing from the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Fensom is a lawyer and CCA
supporter from Panama City.
The red grouper fishery is a
Florida offshore fishery. The his-
torical bottom longline is the most
efficient gear in the fishery ac-
counting for 65% of the harvest.
Some hook and line bandit gear
fishermen oppose bottom
longlines because they don't use
them. This is nothing but a gear
conflict which, unfortunately, the
industry often faces to its own
detriment. We have had to fight
gear conflicts for decades. Coop-
eration must prevail.
SFA is coordinating the economic
and scientific efforts on behalf of
the grouper longline fishermen,
fish houses and seafood restau-
rants and hopes the Gulf Council
refrains from banning this par-
ticular gear at their meeting in
July in the Keys.
Southern Offshore Fishing Asso-
ciation, (SOFA) which contracts
with SFA for services, has devel-
oped a war chest to file a lawsuit


against NMFS should the longline
ban be sent forward by the Gulf
Council. SFA would be an Amicus
in this lawsuit and support the
membership with all its might. We
hope litigation can be avoided.
One of the highest priority items
for SFA is stopping the backdoor
sale of seafood by unlicensed an-
glers. The backdoor sale of fish,
especially reef fish and coastal
pelagics, comprises a multi-
million dollar black market in
Florida. Besides being unlawful,
the practice is unhealthy if the
fish being sold are capable of de-
veloping histamine or are not pro-
fessionally checked for spoilage.
Federal HACCP regulations re-
quire all licensed wholesale sea-
food dealers to keep meticulous
daily records for inspection by
FDA investigators. The FDA re-
quirements include probing for
internal body temperature of king
mackerel, Spanish mackerel,
mahi mahi, tuna and other his-
tamine developing fish species
before they are accepted by the
first receiver. Backdoor sales of
seafood by angler poachers must
be stopped in the name of all that
is fair. This is a public health
issue.
It's a shame this backdoor sales
of seafood has gone on for de-
cades. It's a mindset that must be
changed. We once again call on
the FWC and NMFS to increase
their sting operations in order to
arrest and heavily fine those who
poach our marine resources.
Commercial fishermen must not
be the only target. Recreational
anglers must be checked as well
even though catching them will be
more difficult.
Creating a stir in some quarters
are our efforts to stop the sale of
king mackerel over 40 inches that
are caught by recreational anglers
during the myriad king mackerel
tournaments held throughout the
southeast. Sport fishermen
should not sell fish.
We have two reasons for doing
this. First, large kings, mostly over
25-30 pounds have a tendency to
be above the 1.0 PPM of methylm-
ercury which could cause illness
in certain people who are at risk.

Continued on Page 6


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

Sales ........................................ Jessica Ard
............ Diane Beauvais Dyal
........... Tom W. Hoffer
Advertising Design
and Production Artist.............................. Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate ............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ......................................... Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein....................................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ....................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ....................................... Carrabelle
David Butler .......................... Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins .............. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................... Eastpoint
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
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Feud In Print

Infighting Among Fishermen

Groups Will Not Further Idealized

Aims Of Either Organization

Without any verifiable evidence presented, the May-June issue of the
Florida Fishermen's Federation contained an editorial signed by Presi-
dent Ray Pringle, Jr. attacking Jerry Sansom and Bob Jones, both
persons heading other fishermen organizations.
Bob Jones responded to the editorial with a letter directed to Mr.
Pringle stating "In particular, your statement that I have engaged in
'deceit' is false and defamatory. I urge you to immediately retract this
statement and issue a written apology." Jones is Executive Director
of Southern Fisheries Association. Pringle is President of the Florida
Fishermen's Federation.
Pringle's published view could be summarized in this language con-
tained in his editorial: "...Their innuendoes and slander against us
and. our work in the courtroom and among fishermen, raises fear,
doubt, and division that weakens our efforts when they should help
unite us."
The Chronicle's concern is that two respected groups are engaging in
name-calling and infighting that will take away from their idealized
goals of making life better for those engaged in fishing, especially
against an oppressive majority.
Since Mr. Pringle started the bout, it would appear to be his respon-
sibility to bring the matter to some kind of meaningful closure so
both groups can spend their resources to reach their goals, instead of
publicly quarreling with each other on strategies and methods. No
doubt, there are other points-of-view, but public brawling never pro-
duced much in fund-raising or anything else positive.
Whatever truths there may be, these ought to be articulated in any
editorial so agendas are clearly defined and expressed. I look in vain
over Mr. Pringle's editorial in search of evidence and "truth" but do
not find any facts articulated, only bald assertions that tend to
pander to stereotypes and rumor.
Tom W. Hoffer
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Second Circuit

Court Report

May 14, 2001
By Sue Cronkite
The Honorable F. E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger

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

ARRAIGNMENTS
Babbs, Cecil R.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
criminal mischief of $200 to $1,000. According to the probable cause report
the following allegedly occurred: On February 19. 2001. an officer arrived at
Bell's Trailer Park where he was told that Gene Russell had pulled to the
intersection of Avenue A and 4th Street where he met Cecil Babbs who threat-
ened him verbally then broke a window and gashed the door of his truck.
Pretrial conference set for June 8. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Bethea, Marerio Valencia: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On April
10. 2001, officer patrolling State Road 65 stopped vehicle going 70 miles per
hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Upon stopping the vehicle the defendant
produced a Florida identification card. A computer check showed that the
defendant had suspensions and revocations including habitual traffic offender.
failure to appear, and failure to pay child support. Arraignment was set for
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Blanchard, John F.: Charged with possession of controlled substance (xanax).
Probable cause previously published. Arraignment was continued to June 8.
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Braswell, Marvin Dwyane: Charged with grand theft. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On October 3, 2001, an officer
responded to a call that a fisherman had found an 18 HP-Mercury outboard
motor at the end of Three Rivers Road in Carrabelle. After the owner of the
boat reported it stolen a statement was made to the Carrabelle chief in which
Andrew "Bubba" McCoy said he helped the defendant retrieve the motor he
said was stolen by him and Keith Sanborn. McCoy said he and the defendant
located Sanborn who said he didn't want anything to do with the motor. McCoy
said he and the defendant traded the motor for marijuana which was then
traded for crack cocaine. Pretrial conference set for June 8. 2001. Atty. Jim
Kenny represented the defendant.
Brown, Calvin Richard: Charged with forgery and uttering a forged check.
According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on
Aprill8, 2001 an officer was dispatched to the IGA Grocery in Apalachicola
where he was told that the defendant had attempted to cash a check which
had been stolen from D. W. Wilson Seafood. Pretrial conference was set for
SJune 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Roosevelt: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. On
March 23i 2001, an officer was dispatched to Weems Memorial Hospital where
he was told the defendant had hit his wife with an unknown object. Pretrial
conference was set for June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron J.: Charged with possession crack cocaine with intent to
deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: on March 6, 2001, an officer was
flagged down and told of a person acting suspiciously. The officer followed a
car checked the tag and stopped the defendant, then asked to search the
vehicle. As he patted down the defendant the officer found what appeared to
be crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The defendant entered a plea of not
guilty, bond was set at $10,000 and pretrial conference set for June 8. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Champion, Michael L.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On
March 6, 2001, an officer was called to a residence in Carrabelle and was told
by Rodney Green that he had come to the defendant's house and threatened
him because he had cussed his niece. He said the defendant had a gun and
threatened to kill him. The officer arrested both men and took them to the
Franklin County Jail. Pretrial conference for the defendant was set for July
16, 2001.
Cooper, Charlie B.: Charged with uttering a forged check. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Januaryl8, 2001. an
officer was called to the IGA in Apalachicola where a check drawn on Sea
Quest Seafood had been cashed, with the signature B. Millender printed on
the check. The cashier said the defendant had bought. $11 in merchandise
and she had given him the change for the $150 check, with a note attached to
contact Millender who saidthe signature was not his and that the check had
been stolen from Sea Quest Seafood. The defendant entered a plea of not
guilty and pretrial conference was set for June 8, 2001.
SCross, James: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery, and dis-
orderly intoxication. According to probable cause report, the following alleg-
edly occurred: On April 14, 2001, officers were parked on the east side of
Badcock Home Furnishings and heard yelling at Jerry's Lounge. They ob-
served the defendant with one arm inside a car window and hitting the top of
the car with his other hand. When the officer approached the defendant ran.
The officer chased, caught, and arrested him..The woman in the car told the
officer that the defendant had put his hand around her neck. The defendant
entered a plea of not guilty and a date was set for June 8, 2001 for him to meet
with a public defender.
Ellis, David: Charged with grand theft third degree. According to probable
cause report the following allegedly occurred: On September 16, 2000. Ellis
was hired for $300 to help move household goods from Tampa to Lanark
Village. When the family members came back from Tampa a month later they
discovered the house had been broken into and three television sets, three
VCRs and assorted tools were missing. An officer went to a pawn shop and
was told that the defendant had pawned the television sets and VCRs. but
that all of the tools had not been bought from him by the pawn shop. The
defendant told the officer that he had been given the items for helping with the
move. Arraignment continued until June 8, 2001.'
Gallagher, Joyce: Charged with worthless check over $150.00. At arraign-
ment cash bond used to pay restitution, court costs, and state attorney's
diversion fee.
Glenn, Gerald D.: Charged with three counts of sexual battery by one in
familial authority and two counts of lewd and lascivious assault or act. Ac-
cording to probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On Febru-
ary 21, 2001, defendant confessed to committing acts of sexual abuse on his
two daughters. In the probable cause affidavit the defendant disclosed vari-
ous times of inappropriate sexual behavior with his two biological daughters
in a sworn statement. At arraignment the defendant entered a plea of not
guilty. Appointment of public defender was made with pretrial conference set
for June 8, 2001.
Harris, Lataka: Charged with grand theft auto, felony fleeing or attempt to
elude, and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 16, 2001. an officer
was driving east on Avenue T in Apalachicola when he observed a blue Ford
car move swiftly through a stop sign. The officer activated blue lights and
sirens and chased the car at a high rate of speed. The car then stopped abruptly
causing the officer to hit it. The driver got out and ran. The car was then
identified as belonging to someone other than the driver. The defendant en-
tered a plea of not guilty with pretrial conference set for July 16, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Accord-
ing to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 16.
2001, an officer observed an older car with no tail lights driving south on 9th
Street at the intersection of Avenue J. After a chase the car stopped and the
defendant ran, throwing away a bottle of beer. Pretrial conference was set for
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hicks, Milan E.: Charged with throwing deadly missile. According to prob-
able cause report the following allegedly occurred: On April. 5. 2001, an of-
ficer was told that the defendant threw what appeared to be rocks at the
victim's windshield. The victim has an injunction for protection against the
defendant. Atty. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Joseph, Larry T. Sr.: Charged with uttering a forged check. According to the
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 14, 2001.
an officer spoke with a clerk at Gulfside IGA who said she cashed a check for
$250 drawn on an account at Gulf State Bank. Owner of the checkbook said
the check was forged. Pretrial conference was set for June 8. 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Lunsford, Autrey: Charged with driving under the influence and driving while
license suspended or revoked, and failure to sign summons or citation. Prob-
able cause previously published. Arraignment case was transferred to County
Court., Steiger represented the defendant.


Martina, Alvin Glenn Sr.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March
11, 2001, an officer escorted the assistant principal of Apalachicola High School
to a classroom where a student was eating breakfast from a fast food restau-
rant. The student was disruptive and argumentative. Later the officer checked
the boys' bathroom and found two students smoking, taking them to the of-
fice of the assistant principal. There the students became very angry and used
rofane language. When the officer took out handcuffs to restrain a student
he was struck on the arm. He struck the student, who ran from the building.
The officer called for backup because he had been threatened before by the
student's father when he had physically restrained the son. The defendant
arrived in a truck and began swinging at the officer. He was placed under
arrest. Pretrial-conference was set for July 16, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Norris, Kevin S.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March
2, 2001, it was reported that after a verbal confrontation, the defendant hit
Royce L. Johns III with a beer bottle on the side of the head. After a fight the
defendant was said to have thrown his accuser into a bonfire after which he
was treated for burn injuries to his right shoulder and arm. The defendant


entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference set for June 8, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Richards, Rodney Jr.: Charged with possession of controlled substance (crack
cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (Diazepam). According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On April 6, 2001 of-
fcers observed the defendant and called in to find an active warrant for viola-
tion of probation. In searching the defendant, the officers found substances
which were identified later as crack cocaine and Diazepam. Arraignment was
continued to June 8, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Russ, Jerome David: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Accord-
ing to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On February 8.
2001, an officer reported he observed a maroon Dodge van drive by with mu-
sic turned up loud. When the officer activated the blue lights, the defendant
drove away and a chase ensued. After running several stops signs at a high
rate of speed the defendant jumped out of the van and ran away on foot. The
owner of the van approached and said he had loaned the defendant his ve-
hicle to go to the store. Pretrial conference was set for June 8, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Sanborn, Harry: Charged with two counts of aggravated assault with deadly
weapon. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred.
On March 23, 2001, an officer was dispatched to an address where he knocked
on the door. After hearing sounds inside the mobile home he asked if the
person inside was all right. He heard a voice say "come in" and when be did he
saw the defendant sitting in a chair with a gun pointed. The officer called for
a backup and asked that a condition of release be to "surrender all weapons"
since the defendant. had been reported to have pulled guns on family mem-
bers and friends in the past. Arraignment was continued to June 8. 2001.
Atty. Ben Watkins represented the defendant.
Sanborn, Keith: Charged with grand theft and grand theft of firearms. Ac-
cording to probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: on March 3.
2001, an officer responded to a call that a fisherman had found an 18 HP
Mercury outboard motor at the end of Three Rivers Road. After the owner of
the boat reported it stolen a statement was made to the Cariabelle police chief
in which the Andrew "Bubba" McCoy said he helped Dwayne Braswell retrieve
the motor stolen by him and the defendant. McCoy said he and Braswell lo-
cated the defendant who said he didn't want anything to do with the motor.
McCoy said he and Braswell traded the motor for marijuana, which was then
traded for crack cocaine. On the firearms charge, police were told he had
taken guns. Pretrial conference was set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers represented the defendant.
Sanders, Mildred: Charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling. Probable
cause previously published. Arraignment was continued to June 8. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Shaw, William Areld: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March
16, 2001, an officer observed the defendant driving on Highway 98 in a silver
Mazda pickup truck. The officer had previously issued the defendant a cita-
tion for no valid drivers license. When the record was checked officer found
defendant's license had been suspended indefinitely for six previous driving
while license suspended or revoked charges. Arraignment was continued to
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Shiver, Ronald S.: Charged-with felony fleeing or attempt to elude, disorderly
intoxication, driving under the influence, expired drivers license, and reckless
driving, According to. Probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On April 14, 2001, an officer was called to Cashel's Creek landing on Highway
65 with a report that a male with a gun had been threatening people and was
getting in a brown Blazer with small kids in the back. After a chase officers
arrested the defendant who cursed, yelled, and threatened the officers. Ar-
raignment was continued to June 8. 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Thomas, Sherman, Jr.: Charged with grand theft auto. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On May 9, 1999 a white
Chevrolet Caprice was reported missing. The vehicle and defendant were in-
volved in a crash and defendant taken to a hospital. The defendant entered a
plea of not guilty. A public defender was to be appointed and pretrial confer-
ence set for June 8, 2001.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Probable cause previously published. Pretrial conference set for June 8. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Tirado, Jeremy'Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Prob-
able cause previously published. Pretrial conference continued until June 8.
2001. Atty. Hoot Crawford represented the defendant.
Tucker, Steven J.: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. According to prob-
able cause report the following allegedly.occurred: On March 3, 2001. a Car-
rabelle police officer was called to a physical disturbance. Upon arrival the
officer was told that the defendant had broken into the home and helped hold
a man down for another to beat him about the head with brass knuckles. The
defendant entered a plea of not guilty.' A public defender was appointed and
pretrial conference set for June 8, 2001 .

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES
Allen, Curtis C. Jr.: Charged \with t%.o ouib ts of aggravated assault with
deadly weapon and trespass wherenouee'given" The state chose not to pros-
ecute. Atty. Rachel Chesnut represented the defendant.
Allen, Michael A, Sr.: Charged with lewd or lascivious molestation. Trial by
jury set for May 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Bell, Frank: Charged with violation of Florida litter law. A deferred prosecu-
tion agreement was reached. Atty. John F. Daniel represented the defendant.
Braswell, Marvin D.: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference held with
trial continued until June 8'. 2001. Atty. John Kenny represented the defen-
dant.
Carmichael, James Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
Trial date continued until July 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Causey, Eric M.: Charged with aggravated assault. Defendant pled no con-
test, was adjudicated guilty and ordered to serve two years probation with
credit for time served, pay $295 in court costs, adhere to standard drug con-
ditions, and maintain peaceful contact with victim. The state chose not to
prosecute the charge of battery domestic violence. Steiger represented the
defendant.


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Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference held and
trial set for June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Croom, Twoyne S.: Charged with child abuse, battery domestic violence and
criminal mischief third degree felony. Trial set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
i Davis, Clint: Charged with dealing stolen property, possession of controlled
substance, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Trial set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Pre-
trial conference continued to July 16 and trial July 18. 2001. Atty. John C.
Kenney represented defendant.
Griggs, Demar L.: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual bat-
tery, lewd or lascivious molestation, and lewd lascivious act in presence of
child under 16. Pretrial conference held with trial set for June 8. 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Larimore, William E.: Charged with murder first degree. Trial was set for
July 16, 2001. Atty. Stephen S. Dobson II represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony. sexual battery,
and lewd or lascivious molestation. Motion for pretrial release heard. Trial set
for June 8, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Lee, Carmia: Charged with burglary of structure while armed. Trial set for'
June 8, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Trial
set for June 8, 2001, Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Mellor, Dennis: Charged with three counts of battery on law enforcement
officer. And criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. Pretrial conference held with
trial set for July 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference was
held with trial set for June 8, 2001. Atty. John Kenny represented the defen-
dant.
Noles, Thomas A.: Charged with grand theft auto, fraudulent driver license.
Possession drug paraphernalia, and false report to law authority. Trial set for
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two counts of arson first degree and retalia-
tion against a witness. Trial set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders rep-
resented the defendant.
Pedrick, Lewis: Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell.
Trial set for June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Roberts, Dona Marge: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to deliver. Pretrial conference continued to July 16 with trial set for
July 18, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with three counts of sale of crack cocaine.
Pretrial conference held for tracking with defendants. Atty. John C. Kenny
represented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stanley R.: Charged with grand theft. Pled no contest, was adjudi-
cated guilty, ordered to serve three years probation, pay $637 restitution.
standard drug conditions, credit time served 95 days. Atty. William Webster
represented the defendant.
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Second Circuit Court Report from Page 4
Suddeth, Glenn L. Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with firearm. Trial set
for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged-with uttering a forged check, resisting ar-
rest without violence, attempted burglary of a structure, and criminal mis-
chief $200 to $1.000. Trial set for June 8. 2001. Steiger represented the de-
fendant.
Walker, John W.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Trial set for
June 8. 2001. Atty. Clyde M. Taylor. Jr. represented the defendant.
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer with violence.
Trial set for June 8. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and aggravated battery
great bodily harm. Trial set for June 8. 2001. Atty. John Kenny represented
the defendant.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Brannen, Gerald L.: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Defen-
dant admitted violation, adjudicated guilty, sentenced to 21 months in De-
partment of Corrections, civil judgment, credit time served 6 months. 26 days.
S substance abuse treatment recommended. Steiger represented the defendant:
Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. Defendant denied proba-
J tion. Public defender appointed for hearing June 8. 2001.
Campbell, Eric Leo: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony and
grand theft. Next hearing set for July 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
Davis, Clint: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Next hearing
set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Hicks, Douglas R.: Charged with driving while license suspended or revoked
and possession controlled substance with intent to deliver. Defendant admits.
violation of probation, adjudicated guilty, ordered to serve.90 days in the
Franklin County Jail, with 100 hours community service on charge of driving
while license suspended or revoked, and 90 days in jail on charge of posses-
sion of controlled substance with intent to deliver. Credit for time served 54
days, and cost of supervision waived while in jail. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler
represented the defendant.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing stolen property. Denied violation. Mo-
tion for pretrial release granted, with weekly random drug testing. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared: Charged with uttering a forged check. Next hearing set for
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Jewayne M.: Charged with principal first degree to sale of crack co-
caine. Next hearing set for June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rhodes, Mark A.: Charged with aggravated battery. Next hearing set for June
8, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the. defendant.,
Richards, Rodney J.: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
Defendant admitted violation of probation, probation reinstated all principal
conditions reimposed. Cost of supervision waived while in jail. Atty. J. Gordon
Shuler represented the defendant.
Rucker, Kenneth R.: Charged with retaliation against a witness, criminal
mischief-third degree felony, and violation of injunction for protection. Defen-
dant admits violation, adjudicated guilty, civil judgment. with credit for time
served 24-1/2. months. Steiger represented the defendant.


reimposed. Credit for time served 115 days. Atty. William Webster represented
the defendant.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with possession of firearm on school prop-
erty. Admits violation, adjudicated guilty, new term probation 2.2 months
Wakulla Bed Program, one year following release from Department of Correc-
tions, all prior conditions reimposed, furlough for graduation. Steiger repre-
Ssented the defendant.
Suddeth, Glenn L. Jr.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing contin-
ued to June 8, 2001. Atty.-Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with three counts of uttering a forged check.
Hearing on violation of probation continued to June 8, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
SWoullard, Freddie: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Hearing
continued to June.8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Yander, Mitchell Scott: Charged with aggravated assault with intent to com-
mit a felony. Admits violation, adjudicated guilty, ordered to one year commu-
nity control followed by one year probation, all prior conditions, with credit for
time served 138 days. Steiger represented the defendant.

SHEARINGS/OTHER
Allen, Michael A., Sr.: Charged with lewd or lascivious molestation. Motion
granted to limit action to specific day in trial. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
Calhoun, Myron J.: Charged with possession controlled substance with in-
tent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.. Motion for return of
property deferred until case resolved. Steiger represented the defendant.
Campbell, Eric Leo: Charged with grarid theft. Motion granted to limit action
to specific day in trial. Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery by
threats reasonably believed, and aggravated with deadly weapon. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Griffin, Eli David: Charged with burglary of a structure, was allowed bail at
$5,000 on violation of probation and $5.000 on burglary charge. Atty. J. Gor-
don Shuler represented the defendant.
Griggs, Demar L.: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual bat-
tery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd lascivious act in presence of child
under 16. Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Travis: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. On motion for
pretrial release, bond reduced to $10.000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Keith, Jason: In hearing held on restitution date set for June 8. 2001. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual battery.
and lewd or lascivious molestation. In violation of Probation hearing elec-
Stronic monitor ordered with no contact with victim or any witness, at home.
School or work, Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Schneider, Dell: In hearing, on petition for early term of probation date set at
June 8, 2001. Atty. J. Ben Watkins represented the defendant.

JURY TRIALS
Allen, Curtis C. Jr.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
State chose not to prosecute. Atty. Rachel Chesnut represented the defen-
dant.


Dress Code from Page 1


Eddie Joseph
Support Specialist Eddie Joseph took to the podium to point out that
"the rules don't have anything to do with how you look now. The
matter has become a safety issue He gave an example of a young
man wearing very baggy pants that concealed weapons. 'This is a
safety issue now, not how they look." Joseph also described the oopss"
factor operating in the hallways. Boys purposely bumping into girls
in the hallway, oopss". Joseph said, "Believe me, we have a lot of this"
The girls also engage in the oopss" game as well. He added that not all
the teachers enforce the dress code uniformly, such as those in the
early periods of the day. When enforcement comes in later periods,
tensions rise.


Russ, David Jerome: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Next hearing set for Allen, Michael A. Sr.: Charged with lascivious molestation. Trial set for June
June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant. 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Russ, Jerome David: Charged with battery by inmate and battery on inmate. Causey, Eric M.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
Hearing continued to June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant, I battery domestic violence. Plea made. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stan: Charged with worthless check over $150. Admits violation McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Pretrial
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Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft and burglary of a struc-
ture. Pretrial conference continued to June 8, 2.001. Atty. John Kenny repre-
sented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stanley R.: Charged with grand theft. Plea entered. Atty. William
Webster represented the defendant.
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the defendant.


YouAre Invited To'A Party! Help CLA
Celebrate Its Second Birthday!


By Barbara Revell
Carrabelle Lighthouse Association
will be two years old on July 12,
2001, CLA members are planning
a party to help celebrate their ac-
complishments over the last two
years. There have been many ac-
complishments, the biggest one
being the agreement with the Fed-
eral Government to transfer the
deed to Crooked River Lighthouse
to the City of Carrabelle. The party
will be at C-Quarters marina deck
on July 28, 2001, from 1:00 to
3:00 p.m.
It has taken longer than expected
for the City to receive the deed,
however, when one deals with gov-
ernment bureaucracy one never
knows. According to Bill Huie,
Federal Lands to Parks manager
in Atlanta, the most recent delay
was because of an error in the
survey. One day the deed will ar-
rive and CLA and the City will
have another celebration.
The first goal of CLA was to "Save"
Crooked River Lighthouse for the
citizens of Carrabelle, Franklin
County and Florida. Now the goal
is to restore the lighthouse and
open it to the public. CLA has es-
tablished a Restoration Fund at
Gulf State Bank in Carrabelle and
CLA is raising money for this
fund. CLA is expecting a report
in the near future on the exact
needs for restoration. The report
is being written by Cullen Cham-
bers, known nationwide for his
restoration abilities.
At the party here will be Crooked
River Lighthouse T-shirts for sale.
The price of the shirts recently
was reduced to $10. Prints of an


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original painting by the renowned
lighthouse artist, William Trotter,
will be available. Also, there will
be a Silent Auction with light-
house items as well as other items
for auction.
Membership is $12 per year pay-
able each January and is
pro-rated for new members, if one
joins in July then the dues are $6.
A special bonus being offered this
month: new members can join for
$6 and for an additional. $9 can
receive a Crooked River Light-
,house T-shirt, while supplies last.
Memberships and donations to
the Restoration Fund may be
mailed to Carrabelle Lighthouse
Association, P.O. Box 373, Car-
rabelle, FL 32322. For further
information, please call
850-697-2054. or e-mail
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Congressman Boyd
Testifies Before The
House Agriculture
Committee On The
Market Access
Program
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) testified in front
of the House Agriculture Commit-
tee regarding the importance of
agriculture export programs and
world trade.
Specifically, Congressman Boyd
asked the Committee to support
his bill, H.R. 98, the Agriculture
Market Access and Development
Act. This bill would increase fund-
ing for the Market Access Pro-
gram, commonly known as MAP.
MAP helps our U.S. farmers de-
velop foreign markets by assist-
ing them 'in promoting their prod-
ucts abroad' through consumer


Three times, Chairperson Gander tried to redirect the Board to a vote,
and was finally successful in bringing the hearing to closure. Thus
the draft code of conduct and dress codes were adopted largely as put
together by Brenda Wilson, who met with dozens of others and took
charge of the first drafts. When the first vote was about to be taken.
the initial motion.failed for lack of a second. Then, Mrs. McKnight
suggested a change to allow for "no clothing shorter than three inches
on top of the knee" be permitted. With this language, the Board voted
unanimously to adopt the codes.


Dress Code for

Franklin County Schools

for the 200 1-2002 SchoolYear,

(First Day of School for Franklin County Students
is Friday, August 17, 2001)
Students should not dress in clothes that are so revealing as to
be considered inappropriate or indecent.
Specific examples of dress and grooming which are not al-
lowed are as follows:

Elementary Schools
1. Revealing shorts, short skirts, or dresses
2. Shirts or blouses that expose the midriff, sides or back
3.Baggy pants or pants worn below the waist with or without a
belt.
4. Tank tops, spaghetti straps or similar style shirts
5. Bare feet
6. High heel shoes or flip-flops
7 Makeup
8. Hats or inappropriate headgear worn in the building
9. Items of apparel which indicate gang membership or clothing
with writing or symbols which convey messages promoting rac-
ism, drugs, alcohol, sex, profanity, vulgarity or other, similar con-
cepts which are contrary to acceptable standards for behavior
and attitudes,

Middle/High Schools
1. Clothing shorter than three (3) inches above the knee
2. Clothing that exposes the midriff
3. Baggy pants worn below the waist with or without a belt
4. "See through" or net shirts or blouses
S. Tank tops or similar style shirts
6. Braless attire
7. Bare feet
8. Sandals in vocational or physical education classes (for safety
reasons)
9. Headgear
10. Items of apparel which indicate gang membership or clothing
with writing or symbols which convey messages promoting rac-
ism, drugs, alcohol, sex, profanity, vulgarity or other similar con-
cepts which are contrary to acceptable standards for behavior
and attitudes,
11. Wallet chains or other inappropriate chains
12. Bandanas
13. Exposed underwear (including shorts worn as underwear)
Dress code procedures apply to the school day. A prior written
request must be submitted to the principal or principal's desig-
nee for approval for exceptions to the dress code for specific func-
tions such as field trips.


promotions, market research and
technical assistance. Participants
in the program are required to
provide matching funds of up to
50% of the program costs.


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In 1998, agriculture exports to-
taled $53.6 billion, generating
814,720 full-time American jobs,
including 513,274 off-farm sector
jobs. "Agriculture exports have
fallen dramatically in recent years
and while some progress has been
made through trade agreements,
there is still much to be done to
open foreign markets to American
agriculture products," said Con-
gressman Boyd.
"Right now, foreign countries di-
rectly subsidize their agriculture
exports and spend far more than
the U.S. each year promoting their
products abroad," said Boyd. MAP
is one of the only programs that
gives our farmers the chance to
compete on a level playing field
on a global scale. Florida's citrus
and tomato industries have been
tremendously successful in gain-
ing access to foreign markets
through their participation "in the
program. MAP is a good program,
and by expanding it, more of our
Florida producers will have access
to this highly successful tool."


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Jeff Weiner, new principal of the ABC School.


now. "I know there are rumors in the community that we want to be
an elitist school ... but I will never participate in being an elitist
school..." There was a long pause before David Hinton returned to
his earlier comments about budgeting and personnel planning. He
kept insisting on a certain cap number for planning purposes. He
was concerned that many teachers would have already accepted con-
tracts elsewhere if negotiations should occur late in the season.
A hypothetical question on minority students was asked of Mr. Weiner.
He explained the background of the ABC enrollment process, and as
September came closer, their options appeared more limited. "...We
would love to seek out that Franklin County demographic, 12 to 15%
minority, but we can't. The Federal government said, "any slots that
must remain, must be by lottery." For the remainder of the recruiting
season, Weiner opined, "we will seek to get those demographics..."
Hinton stated that he was not against Charter schools, but was con-
cerned with the financial situation the county was left with, allowing
FTE funds to be divided from such a small base of 1400 total stu-
dents in Franklin County. "We are already in one of the worst finan-
cial ... problems facing a small district ... I'm asking for some coop-
eration by giving us some numbers far enough ahead of time." Weiner
assured Hinton and the Board, "You will have my full cooperation."
Hinton said, "According to my discussion with Mr. St. Cyr about fi-
nancing, approximately ten students lost will equal one teacher lost
in the system; fifteen student loss would be a teacher and one-half..."
Weiner responded with: "We will have five teachers at the school, so
that it will produce five teacher jobs. Fulltime. And, two part-time.
So, the net effect is extra teaching jobs..."
He added "...As much as I would like to give you a cap, to help your
budget and mine ... if the Legislature says I can't, we're not afforded
that privilege..."
Weiner announced that two. teachers have now been hired, and they
were identified in a recent story published in the Franklin Chronicle
issue of 29 June.
David Hinton asked if the salaries for the new hires would'be the
same as those with like qualifications for the Franklin District. Mr.
Weiner said, "...We are a non-profit corporation. Our starting salaries
are around your pay scale ... Our pension plan is a 401(k) program
that is managed by Meryl Lynch..." This was a defined., contribution
plan, according to Lee McLemore, Chairman of the ABC who was also
attending the meeting.
Weiner stated, "We are not making this a competition..." That stimu-
lated Lee McLemore to voice his opinion concerning the basis for the
Charter, "...Sometimes you have to deal with issues that in a tradi-
tional public school system that you don't want to deal with, that
have been there for years and years. Teachers are the most under-
paid people in society... Miss Williams is my son's First Grade Teacher.
This is not about me against the traditional public school because
she is a fine person and my son loved going to-class'-with her being
the teacher. So, this (the Charter school) has nothing to do with that.
This is not a political issue at all. Absolutely not..."
Another disagreed with McLemore. "...When you say it's not a politi-
cal issue, when it comes down to government dollars and you're com-
peting for that, it is political..."
Another mentioned the need for a public forum on the Charter school,
its merits, operations, etc. "...What is important is that people start
getting involved in the education of their kids ... I think tonight's
discussion ... is wonderful. It's been long overdue. I think there's
been a lot of picking, rumors, this and that. It's time we started talk-
ing...."
Superintendent Gander announced that the Charter School would
not get half of the FTE, but 95 % of the FTE. She then turned to Jeff
Weiner and asked him what, specifically, the Charter School would
offer students that the traditional public school does not. He responded
with: "...There will be a resource person for 100 per cent of the stu-
dents. Each student will have a personalized education plan... We
will ensure that Johnny stays two grades ahead in math with site-
based accountability... We are writing our own school curriculum..
based upon the children we have, the teachers we have,.. Our cur-
riculum will be a working curriculum..."
Barbara Sanders recommended that the Board approve the ABC con-
tract with the Franklin School District subject to two issues to be
worked out by ABC lawyer Billy Buzzett and District attorney Bar-
bara Sanders, with additional "non-substantive" changes to be made
such as typographical errors. The motion was made and seconded
but the voting was interrupted with an additional statement by a
board member. Attorney Sanders advised the Board that there were
no legal barriers to their approval, and that, indeed, the Dept. of Edu-
cation could receive an appeal and likely approve the contract if the
Franklin County School Board did not approve it.
The contract is for five years. Chairman Gander challenged Sander's
prediction and she advised him that there was no legal basis for not
approving the contract. David Hinton stated, "I would rather let the
public know and the Legislature know how we feel about how they


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Carrabelle City from Page I

belle. The inmates at the Franklin
Work Camp will build and install
them.
Commissioners approved pay-
ment of $8,491.35 Timber Island
Lift Station and Force Main. Jack-
son explained that this was being
paid out of the funds from Jerry
Wallace for the Timber Island
Condominium project.
Ella Mosconis of Baskerville and
Donovan, the engineer in charge
of the proposed sewer project,
gained approval to pay Royal
American for sewer pipe in the
amount or $156,748 to be used
on the Sewer Project for the City
of Carrabelle. Mosconis said that
there was a problem in that the
prices of the pipe was being raised
and they could save money by
stockpiling the pipe. The pipe will
be stored until the project gets
underway.
Oscar Conde was approved for a
special exception to place a mo-
bile home in a CI zoning under
R4 Block 4/17 on south half of
lots 8 and 9, Kelley's Plat.
Mike Robulock was a no show to
Address the commissioners on
money from taxes for Healthcare.
He was removed from the agenda
and will have to see the City Clerk
to be on a future agenda.
Ruby Litton, owner of Carrabelle
Realty Inc. addressed the com-
missioners on the lack of parking
for the downtown businesses. She
Along with all the other stores on
U.S. 98 West no longer have any
curbside parking. She is one of
the directors on the Chamber
Board and the business people in
Carrabelle are all worried about
Sthe future and where to find park-
ing. Messer suggested that he
would get with Litton next week
so they can check possibilities.
Dan Ausley was denied on a final
reading of proposed ordinance
number 295 which proposed a
change of zoning and land use of
a parcel adding 2 lots 11 ard 12
to his property on Ryan Drive.
The commissioners tabled the
estimate of cost of removal of
damaged Downtown Street lamp
until the August meeting.


are treating tne small counties. With DOE, (Department of Educa-
tion), we're letting them know that there are problems with this type
of thing in small counties.
Sanders added, "A cheaper means of sending them that message would
be lobbying them in the Legislature." An appeal from a negative deci-
sion by the Franklin County Board would involve an administrative
hearing, Sanders added.
With the voting momentarily stymied, the Chairman decided to move
on to approve the remainder of the.agenda.
Thirty minutes later; about 10:15 ,p.ml 'the Boa-d returned f6 the"
item concerning the approval or rejection of the contract with the
Charter School. The final vote was 3 for and 2 against. Those voting
in favor of the Charter school contract included Chairperson Jimmy.
Gander, George Thompson and Teressa Ann Martin. Those voting
against the Charter school contract were: Katie McKnight and David
Hinton.

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The Commissioners opened the
bids from two local banks for the
financing of a 2002 Ford Explorer.
The Apalachicola Bank bid 4.90
per cent simple interest. Gulf
State bank bid 4.375 but did not
say if it was simple interest. The
commissioners voted to take the
lower Gulf State Bank bid provid-
ing that it was simple interest.
Commissioners voted to purchase
50 stop signs at $38.00 each for
a total of $1,900 to be paid out of
capital outlay.
First reading on Ordinance num-
ber 286 amending the City of Car-
rabelle zoning code to add R6 zon-
ing Residential Office District for
a whole block on C67.
The commissioners began to con-
sider timing for meetings on the
proposed 10/31/01 9/30/02
budget. They will have to notify
the County Property Appraiser of
the proposed Millage Rate and the
current year rolled back rate,
along with the date, time and
place of the tentative budget hear-
ing. Commissioners chose to hold
the hearings on September 6 at 7
p.m. at their regular meeting, at
the Franklin County Senior Cen-
ter, with the final hearing held at
the downstairs office at City Hall
at 7 p.m. on Tuesday September
4.
City Police Officer Edward T.
Saunders completed his proba-
tion on the City Police Department
and his probation was termi-
nated.
Commissioners approved a reso-
lution to implement the Commu-
nications Services Tax signed into
law by the Governor on June 1,
2001, by using option I which
reads: To elect not to require and
collect permit fees'from busi-
nesses that use or occupy munici-
pal roads or rights of way for the
provision of communication ser-
vice, and for an election to in-
crease for the local communica-
tions taxes as computed under
section 202.20 Florida Statutes
(2000) as amended by an amount
of 12 per cent and this election
shall take effect October 1, 2001,
SState representative Will Kendrick
assured residents it will not en-
tail any cost to the consumer.
Kendrick also announced at the
meeting that there was a grant for
a Franklin County Recreational
Park to be created in the area of
Avenue H on C 67.


Port St. Joe Receives

$350,000 Grant
From Water

Management District
The City of Port St. Joe was
awarded a $350,000 grant by the
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Governing Board
on Thursday. The funds will be
used to assist in the acquisition
of a freshwater canal to supply
water for municipal and industrial
use.
Formerly owned by The St. Joe-
Company and used to supply
fresh water to various industries,
the canal receives its water from
the Chipola River. The Chipola
has been determined to be a de-
pendable, sustainable freshwater
source that is suitable for both
municipal as well as industrial
water use.
"We are pleased to be able to as-
sist the City of Port St. Joe in the
acquisition of the canal and in
helping them secure a reliable
long-term water supply for the
area," said J. Russell Price, Chair,
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board.
"Helping ensure an adequate wa-
ter supply is one of the most im-
portant functions charged to us
by Governor Jeb Bush and the
water management districts are
authorized and encouraged to as-
sist local governments with wa-
-ter resource and water supply de-
velopment projects."
"This freshwater source is par-
ticularly significant for the City of
Port St. Joe since the ground wa-
ter resources in the vicinity of the
city cannot support the increased
demands made on them," ex-
plained Sharon Gaskin, North-
west Florida Management District
Governing board member. "The
District has been working with the
City of Port St. Joe and other us-
ers in the area to reduce these.
demands on the Floridan Aquifer,
our ground water source, and to
provide for a long-term water sup-
ply for coastal Gulf County."
The acquisition of the canal by the
city will require a total cost of
$700,000. The District has com-
mitted to a 50 percent match but
the District will not maintain any
ownership interest in the canal.
The city will own, operate and
maintain the canal.
Water provided through the canal
will be used for municipal, indus-
trial and other uses authorized
through a consumptive use per-
mit obtained by the city pursu-
ant to the Florida Statutes and
Florida Admini-trative Code.


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Vietnam
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The Vietnam Veterans Of Franklin
will be having their 9th annual
reunion on Saturday, July 21st,
at Battery Park in Apalachicola,
FL starting at 8 a.m. until. This
year we are having our reunion
in memory of SPL 4 Thomas E.
"Gene" Lee U.S. Army.
Gene passed away on June 21st.
He was a native of Apalachicola,
Gene graduated from Chapman
High School, he served in Vietnam
in 1967 and was wounded in ac-
tion in December 1967, 11 days
before his tour was over. Gene
moved to Port St. Joe to work at
the Mill but was still very much a
part of this community. Allfriends
and relatives are invited to help
us.
His comrades honor him on this
special day. If you plan to attend,
please call Charles Wilson at 653-
9008 or Frank Page at 653-8985
so we know how to prepare. The
menu will be barbecue chicken
and ribs. Hope to see all the Vet-
'erans and Gene's family there.


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Villers Speech from Page 3

The second reason is
recreationally harvested fish
should not be sold under any cir-
cumstances. This is a long stand-
ing policy of SFA stemming from
the fact that sale of fish must be
by properly licensed commercial
fishermen to licensed wholesale
dealers and all fishery landings
duly recorded. Director Bob Jones
Will be speaking about this situ-
ation in much greater detail
tomorrow.
SFA has been active in working
with 31 other fishery organiza-
tions on a number of issues
including:
* Opposing the membership
makeup of the Marine Protective
Area Task Force which was au-
thorized by executive order under
President Clinton and appointed
by the previous US Secretary of
Commerce
* Building a consensus for the
reauthorization of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act among the nations
commercial fishing industry to
put more sense into the stock re-
building portion of the act.
* Pushing for the approval of more
soft turtle excluder devices that
also reduce bycatch, by up to
70%.
* Pushing for better law enforce-
ment of the dosed Tortugas nurs-
ery grounds so that a few shrimp
poachers don't cause damage to
the corals in the shrimp preserve.
* Developing a better Comprehen-
sive Shellfish Sanitation Rule that
truly addresses the vibrio and
overall sanitation issues, and
STrying to save the tarpaulin
baitfish fishery in the Panhandle
of Florida as more and more de-
mand for cigar minnows is caus-
ing unnecessary economic loss to
the state.
SFA continues to offer HACCP
training to the trade and by my
last count Bob had trained over
700 individuals. SFA does a tre-
mendous amount of good for the
entire fishing industry. Much of
which is never recognized.
On behalf of all our members I
thank the staff of SFA for their
dedicated efforts. I encourage
each of you to sign up just one
new member this year.
As we prepare to celebrate our
50th anniversary next year I hope
each and every one of you rededi-
cate yourself to the proposition
that producing, processing and
distributing safe wholesome sea-
food is an honorable way of life. I
am proud to have served as your
president this past year.
Thank you,
Joe Villers, President


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II-Looking Through A Child's Eye

By Vivian Matthews Hess


Dear Sid: Just got all the info from you on Camp Gordon Johnston
and the Association's purchasing of the old Officers Club building.
We are sorry we haven't been able to attend the past few reunions but
March just seems so busy for us. We had our 50th Class reunion
from Leon in Tallahassee this year ... hard to believe. So many memo-
ries are associated with that area and we lived in the Picket Apart-
ments there for the latter part of our stay and the Officers Club was a
favorite hang out ... in fact, my first dress-up party was there and my
first date.
My Grandfather, John McLaurin had a hotel in Lanark and my par-
ents had a cottage there and we would "go down on weekends ....be-
fore it became Camp Gordon Johnston." The hotel was still standing
and they used it for female housing. I remember the nurses were
housed there. We went to see "Pearl Harbor" the other day and I re-
member that December Sunday so well ... didn't realize that our life
as a family would change so drastically then.
My Dad was assigned Post Master of the base at Camp Carrabelle..
it was known as that then. He was there to supervise the building of
the base post office at Headquarters since mail was so important
during that time. I was in the third grade in Tallahassee at the time
and my folks decided to move all of us down there to join my Dad.
There was no base housing then ... the barracks were very primitive
for the guys and there were not too many of them at first. We rented
a beach cottage from friends ... the Hicks ... on Carrabelle Beach and
my folks would take me to Mrs. Walthon's ... not sure if that is the
right spelling ... across from the school and I would sleep on her
couch until school started and she would take me across the street
each morning.
My folks worked long, hard hours at the post office getting things set
up and I slept in the back of their car outside the loading docks until
they were ready to return to the beach. The MP Day Room was next
door where I did my school work. I became friends with the MPs and
later they would take me to school in jeeps and in an Amphibious
Duck .... that was really fun for me. We ate all of our meals each day
Sat the Headquarters Mess and when the German Prisoners of War
came they were our cooks. Most of them were just young boys and
they taught me some German .... and I attempted to teach them En-
glish. When we would return home each night to the beach we were
met by a jeep at the bridge and would turn off our lights and follow a
little red light on the jeep to our cottage. That trip sometimes would
take more than an hour... barrage balloons over head and guys crawl-
ing across the road with their rifles.
We couldn't have lights inside our cottage at night so used a flash-
light to dress. It was bitter cold in the winter and we had only a
fireplace and no hot water. My Mother would take a big pot of coffee
from the mess hall each night with mugs and place them on our front
porch for the "boys". We could hear them all around our cottage but
in hushed tones. Sometimes we could hear boots on the front porch
and the coffee would be all gone by morning. One particular night we
heard noises from the beach ... very unusual ... and later learned
there had been an "accident" and some boys had drowned. I wasn't
allowed to go down to the beach for a while after than. On Sunday
afternoons, my Mother would fix a big picnic lunch and invite the
guys in the nearby lighthouse for lunch with us. They would take
turns coming over and would take the leftovers back with them. We
lived out on the beach for several years until the Picket Apartments
were built. I remember going over and unpacking the mattresses and
cook stove. It looked like a palace to' me ... after the cottage. We had a
pot bellied stove for heat and a big black iron stove to cook ... even
had a coal bin outside the door.
Very primitive but it was clean and new. The floors were cement and
the walls block and I remember my Mother fussing about the lack of
closets. At least we had a shower and a toilet that flushed. Most of the
people that lived near by were permanent party like us and worked in
some capacity at the base so I had friends and neighbors. We finally
had a school bus that took us to school and that was a big help to my
folks. I was an only child and I am 'sure they worried about me as I
wandered about the base,.... but, I, reallyhad a great time. The base
theater had no tickets for kids so I got into the movies free and they
even threw in free popcorn. I saw every war movie ever made, I think.
We had many USO shows, too. I remember Porgy and Bess .... right
off Broadway.
We also had visits from Movie Stars at the Mess. Robert Mitchum's
brother, John, was stationed there and ate with us. Big excitement
when Lorraine Day came to call. She passed up the Officer's Mess to
have lunch with us at the Enlisted Men's Mess. My Dad preferred to
eat at the Enlisted Men's Mess ... closer to the Post Office. Once I got
written up in the Amphibian and was in the Dog House for "bucking
the chow line".... 1 was mortified. When I was about 11, I had a birth-
day party at the beach .... maybe you were there, too, Sid? We went
out in Army trucks with hot dogs and the works and a huge birthday
cake made by the German POWs. They didn't have any small pans so
made it up in the only one they had and it took up the back of the
truck. A storm came in from the Gulf in the midst of it and we all
made a dash for the truck... right in the middle of my cake. I still
remember the winds ... they turned the trucks so they wouldn't tip
over and I was running with a bottle of ketchup and hot dogs buns in
my arms and the wind blew me on one of the wheels and I stuck ....
the ketchup breaking and covered me from head to toe.
Mother thought I was dead when they peeled me off ... the "blood"
was just ketchup. We got back and the \\hole area was flooded, My
Dad was evacuating the post office ... there were trains lined up on
the tracks and they thought a hurricane was coming and the Head-
quarters Detachment was being evacuated. Guess it blew a different
direction but we were all so afraid. One of our friends was out fishing
in his boat that day and didn't come in and we were sure he was dead
... but they found him wrapped around a dock. My folks had such a
hard time finding men to work in the Post Office .... everyone was in
uniform. We would go to Tallahassee on weekends and ride the streets
looking for men in civilian attire and asking if they needed a job.
When he found one he would move them in with us at the beach. We
had some very strange roommates.
One of the workers was the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux.Klan. Also,
had lots of women trying to lug those heavy mail bags around. We got
such a kick out of the things people, would send in packages to their
sons and husbands .... the packages would often break open and
spill out and we found fried egg sandwiches, salami, cheeses, and of
course, cookies and candy. My Mother would gather the "ladies" ...
General Holcolmb's wife and the Chaplain's wife, etc. and they would
rebox and rewrap every one of those packages that they could save ...
fried egg sandwich and all.
The "ladies" would also write hundreds of letters to boys that came
through the base ... especially the Mail Orderlies... and in each letter
they would put tissues and toilet paper. They wanted them to have
these in those primitive places and that ,was all that would fit. I thought
that was so funny but bet the guys were happy for anything. When
the base was first occupied ahd each area was outfitted, we saw more


and more equipment and men. I was crossing the "street" at the base
commissary on the way to the Post Office and a staff car stopped and
a nice man rolled down his window and asked if I would like a ride. I
thanked him and said that I wasn't allowed to go into a stranger's car.
He said he understood and asked my name. Later, he came to the
Post Office and told my Dad that he had invited me and I had obeyed
my parents. The nice man was Col. Omar Bradley. He gave me his
patch, the "bucket of blood".
Later I was allowed to go in his jeep and watch maneuvers with his
field glasses. So many flashes of memory watching the parade every
Saturday in front of the MP Day Room, seeing the Italian Prisoners of
War with their arm bands having the run of the base while the Ger-
mans were in stockades. I found a pitiful little dog almost starved to
death and gave it to one of "our" Germans and they took it into the
stockade and fattened it up. Sometimes I would walk over and see
him running around while the guys played ball.
At first, the Germans were stern and did not talk. They would march
over to the Mess with that high step with an officer at the lead. He
was very arrogant and would sit in the back of the Mess and demand
and complain. The only thing he could say in English was the Geneva
Convention... and would quote from that a lot. He ordered a full out
hunger strike and refused to let the Germans work at one point. I
remember one morning they were marched into the base theater for a
"movie" and then returned to stockade.
We learned later that captured films of the Germans' Final Solution
and the death camps were shown. They were appalled at what was
happening in Germany and later the officer... an SS ... was found
dead and the guys returned to work. It was the talk of the camp. I
also remember when the first group of black soldiers came into base
and were in a separate area. Didn't realize that only white boys were
in the barracks up until then. We did have a group of black cooks
before the Germans. We went from collard greens to sauerkraut and
bratwurst. The Germans did make the best pancakes and rice pud-
ding. Funny what you remember.
My folks were in a terrible accident on Christmas Eve in 1943 coming
up to Tallahassee to be with family. I had gone up early on a mail
truck and they were driving at night on that narrow road near St.
Theresa. They had picked up a soldier, Doug Brewer, from St. Louis,
and a couple of post office employees were there too. Seems the lead
truck in a convoy went to sleep and sideswiped My Dad ... he savw it
coming but had no place to go except in the swamp. The truck hit on
Dad's side and threw out everyone but my Dad was pinned. There
was a medic in the convoy and he treated my Mother, Doug, and the
rest, but said that my Dad was dead and they couldn't get him out.
The rest were taken into Tallahassee. I woke Christmas morning to
find a strange soldier looking very beat up lying on our living room
couch. Our cook, Phronie, was in the kitchen cooking breakfast and
when I asked who that soldier was she said.... 1 don't know but when
he wakes up he will sure be hungry .... ha. Then a car came to the
front and two men in uniform got out.
They told me that my Dad was dead and my Mom was in the hospital.
The soldier-Doug Brewer-called a cab and took me to the hospital to
see Mother. We then learned that when they took a tow truck to re-
trieve the car that they heard a moan and it was my Dad. ... hurt but
not dead. He had been there all night. They took him to Thomasville
to the hospital and he was broken up but after a couple of months
made a recovery. Our car was totaled and there were no cars for sale
... Mother would walk the halls of the hospital looking for someone
that might not need a car ... someone that might have died during the
night. Back then most women didn't drive and Mother found a car;
the husband died and the wife didn't drive. Doug Brewer became very
important to us and when he could he would drive us up to see my
Dad.
Mother was still pretty hurt and had broken ribs so driving was hard
for her. Doug was sent overseas to the Philippines, Guam, New Guinea.
And all those years we wrote letters. I still have all those letters He
sent me a captured Japanese flag with bullet holes and blood and
writing from the guy'se family. I still have it. We saw Doug several
times after the war and he died in 1987. 1 plan to donate some of the
letters and the flag to FSU or to the Museum at CGJ. in my parents
and Doug's memory.
Big excitement when the first landing crafts for the Amphibious Train-
ing Center arrived. There was even a big tank for training of Frog
Men. Since I was just a kid, so much that happened was a secret-in.
fact, even the base was a secret-and I had specific instructions not to
talk about what I saw. It was all very exciting to. me but, huge worry
to my folks. One night when we lived at the Picket Apartmrents ... it
was so hot and I climbed out of bed and slept in the living room on
the couch. We were in that first row so the doors and windows were
open to the Gulf for air. Mother got up to check on me and saw a form
over my'bed.
At first she thought it was my Dad but then heard him snore from the
bedroom. She yelled so loud it woke me up and I saw the outline of an
overseas cap in the moonlight and the front door opened and the
"form" ran out the door, falling over a canvas chair. My Dad ran after
him ... dressed in undershorts and carrying a shotgun. We heard him
fall after the second shot. The MP's came and lined up theirjeeps and
turned on the lights into the palmettos. Since we were civilian per-
sonnel we didn't get a lot of information but did hear that they spent
all Sunday picking buckshot out of a soldier. I do remember our house
was covered with white powder looking for fingerprints, Seems the
soldier was sitting by my bed for some time and had smoked two
cigarettes while there ... strange ... don't know any other details but
I know I didn't want to sleep alone for quite some time.
Going to a new school in the 3rd grade was an adventure for me. I
had never been anywhere but Tallahassee and had been with those
friends since Kindergarten. Little by little as the base grew more and
more, kids came to Carrabelle school and I wasn't the "new girl" any-
more. I remember some ... Kitty and Jessie Chaires ... Marvin and
Hazel Haynes, Roger Knowles, etc. I particularly remember the
Popodopoulous ... hope I spelled that right. Thought that was the
neatest name. Julie was in my class and Eva was in Kitty Chaires.
Don't remember much about Harry except that I had a huge crush on
him and would spend hours learning how to spell that name in case
I would be Mrs. Harry Popodopoulous someday. I told Eva that story
when I attended the first-and only-reunion down there. She thought
it was a hoot and told Harry .... think he was embarrassed. I remem-
ber you and so many others.
Didn't your Dad have a gas station?? There was a drug store across
from the school and we used to listen to those wonderful songs on
the juke box .... Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Mairsey
Doots, etc. and all the big band tunes. Also remember the 6th grade
teacher .... Miss Addie ... she scared me to death with that big paddle,
Think that Jessie Chaires' Mom taught us in the 5th grade. I remem-
ber her intercepting a note. I had passed to someone and she made
me get up in front of the class and read it. When the war with Ger-
many ended....VE Day .... it was quite a big deal at the Camp. Lots of
conga lines, music and everyone's house was open and food and drinks
were flowing. We were so proud of our boys .... so many had partici-
pated in the Normandy invasion and we heard horror stories of the
Battle of the Bulge, I wondered what would happen to our German
POWs ... think they wondered, too.
I remembered one that spoke pretty good English say to my Mother
... we will come and help you fight the Russians someday." They were
very mad at the Russians. One of the POWs was just a'young boy and
he wanted to learn English. He had such trouble with MILK ... so I
taught him to say ... Cow Juice ... wonder if he still says that today?
ha. He used to cry for his family and loved to talk about his "home-
land". We had a Mail Orderly from the Signal Corps that would come
everyday for mail and when he would see my Mother he would sing ...
Beautiful Brown Eyes, ha. Said she reminded him of his Mother.

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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 07/02/01 Invoice No. 7514
Description of Vehicle: Make 98 Ford Model Taurus Color White
Tag.No NPN9659 Year 1989 tate NC_ inNo. IFABP60U3KA111147

To Owner: Robert Anderson Midgley To Lien Holder:
708 E. Morris Circle
Dunn, NC 28334-3723


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/24/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 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 08/02/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT. FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration. etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


FOR SALE
Tea-cart of solid walnut with
fold out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
Iowa furniture makers. Please
call 850-385-4003.
FOR SALE
Fostoria Glass, American Pat-
tern #2056, for eight persons,
clear glass dishware housed in
cherry cabinet. Extensive set
priced not less than $1500.
Must be seen to be appreciated.
Please call 850-385-4003 for
appointment.

FOR SALE
Chiropractic Posturpedic 4
inch pillow top bedding set in
manufacturer plastic. 20 year
warranty. List $1695.00 Sale
$690.00. Quilted bed sets avail-
able in twin, full, queen and
king. Southeastern Enter-
prises, Douglas Campbell,
349-9545.


DONATIONS NEEDED
Refuge House clients are in
need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat-
tresses, chest of drawers. If you
can provide any of the above,
please contact our office at 653-
3313.Thanks.

FOR SALE
5,815 sq. ft. commercial build-
ing with 7 storage units located
on 215'x250' lot in the Lanark
Village Retirement Community.
$238,000. Call 850-697-3395
(697-3183 nights/weekends).

FOR SALE
Chiropractic Posturpedic 3
inch pillow top set in manufac-
turer plastic. 16 year warranty.
List $1295.00 Sale $490.00.
Quilted bedding sets available
in king, queen, full, twin.
Southeastern Enterprises,
Douglas Campbell, 349-9545.


... CLAIM OF LI N NOTICE r ....


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 07/03/01 Invoice No. 7528

Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model F-150 Color White
TagNo 161WMP Year2001 state GA VinNo. IFTRW08L91KE26313

To Owner: Franklin D. Harkrider To Lien Holder: ordMotor credit
6525 Cox Drive PO. Box 105704
Flowery Br., GA 30542-2841 Atlanta, GA 30348-5704


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/27/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 546.00 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 08/02/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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13 .Iulv 2001 Pane 9


Courageous Change Of Command


In a time honored naval tradition,
Commander Lance L. Bardo did
relinquish command of the U.S.
Coast Guard Cutter Courageous
to CDR John Frost at 10 a.m. on
July 6th, 2001 at the Coast Guard
moorings, Naval Coastal Systems
Station, Panama City, Florida.
CAPT James Sabo, Chief of Op-
erations Forces, Coast Guard At-
lantic Area, Portsmouth, VA
presided.
Commander Bardo arrived in
Panama City in May of 1999 after
a tour of duty as a
political-military officer for
Sub-Saharan Africa at the U. S.
European Command in Stuttgart,
Germany, where he coordinated
joint military and security assis-
tance activities throughout Eu-
rope, Africa, and the Middle East.
During his two years as the Com-
manding Officer of COURA-
GEOUS, she patrolled the waters
of the Caribbean as far east as St.
Thomas, the USVI and as far


south as Cartagena, Columbia.
COURAGEOUS also patrolled the
Straits of Florida between Cuba
and the Keys. During these pa-
trols COURAGEOUS interdicted
and repatriated more then 290 il-
legal immigrants, executed 12
search and rescue cases, dis-
rupted 6 narcotics events, and
conducted law enforcement op-
erations with the governments of
The Bahamas, Columbia, the Do-
minican Republic, Haiti, and Ja-
maica. Closer to home COURA-
GEOUS conducted living marine
resources patrols offshore in the
Gulf of Mexico.
After relinquishing .command,
CDR Bardo and his family will
transfer to Alameda, California
where he will serve on the Com-
mander, Coast Guard Pacific
Area's staff as the chief of Pacific
Area cutter forces. Commander
John E. Frost arrives from
Alameda California where he
served as the Executive Officer in
USCGC Boutwell.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/26/01 Invoice No 7518
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Durango color Green
Tag No IU625S Year 1999 state FL inNo. I B4HR28YOXF570227
To owner: Elton Rocky Moore To Lien Holder: Suntrust West FL
297 Patton Drive P.O. Box 510
Eastpoint, FL 32328 Pensacola, FL 32593-0510


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/18/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 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 07/23/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


Looking Through A Child's Eye from Page 7

My Mom wore the fragrance "Tweed" and he would just stand near
her to get a sniff... said it was just like being near his Mom. We got
letters from so many of these guys and even from their family. Learned
that some of them died in combat so far away from home. I remember
one guy telling us that he couldn't wait to go overseas ... that condi-
tions couldn't be any worse than CGJ. Some from the NY/ NJ area
had never experienced palmettos, snakes, alligators, mosquitoes, etc.
and thought my southern accent was hilarious. Then came VJ Day
and we knew that it was all over finally. I thought we were at war
again that evening ... One of the ammunition dumps blew up.
The atomic bomb was a huge surprise and there were many mixed
feelings about using that but thank goodness, Truman had courage
or we would have suffered many more months and losses. Those
months that followed that I thought we were finally going home were
delayed ... CGJ became a Separation Center and guys from all over
came back through, to be discharged. I still have so many of those
patches that the boys gave us as they came back through. We heard
first hand of the awful facts of war. As the base was finally dismantled,
the Headquarters Detachment was the last to be manned ... Every
night at our Mess we had steaks, lobster, shrimp, and all the trim-
mings complete with a band each evening. The Mess Sergeant would
pass boxes of candy and cigarettes, and cigars to everyone, and we
would have bulging pockets.
The commissary and PX opened their doors to anyone that wanted
things .... for years we had kaki tins of canned foods with no labels ....
sometimes it was Vienna sausages and sometimes it would be fruit
cocktail .... always a surprise: My folks had cases of the stuff. I had
Pay Day candy bars and Mars Bars .... by the case, and became the
most popular girl in my class when I returned to school in Tallahas-
see.... until the candy ran out. All that had been rationed during the
war and was a big deal afterwards. We picked up our lives again and
never looked back.
My Dad became Assistant Post Master in Tallahassee and I entered
the 7th or 8th grade ... can't remember. Five years at Camp Gordon
Johnson was just a memory .... and soon the base was too. My folks
kept in touch with many of the people from there and I remember
letters to and from Miami from General and Mrs. Holcolomb. My folks
worked hard during those years but. we had great memories of so
many fine young men. Wow ... this is the first time I have ever written
down my memories of CGJ. I am so interested that a museum is
planned and that an Association is so successful. I had no idea that'
anyone would ever want to return to the "Alcatraz of the Army" ....
yet, I did and can't wait to come to another reunion. Y'all are doing a
great job and I am so glad that it will be remembered. Soon, most that
served here will be gone but, hopefully, the memory of a most impor-
tant time in our history will live on because of people that care ... like
you, Sid. Thanlks for listening ... Love,
Vivian Matthews Hess


Franklin
Bulletin
Board


By Tom Campbell

July 12 July 30, 2001
July 12-Denise Butler has an-
nounced that registration pack-
ets for 200 1 2002 for the ACT
assessment test for college en-
trance are now available at.
Apalachicola High School. The
first testing date available is Sep-'
tember 22, 2001. The registration
deadline is August 17, 2001.
Sophomores through Seniors
planning to go to college are en-


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Zoned MR-1 Medium Density
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1. District Intent
The MR-1 district is intended to be located
in areas designated Mied d Use-A or C
on the Future Land Use Map of the
Comprehensive Plan, in close proximity to
more intensive non-residential uses.
including commercial and office uses: and
to residentbally compatible public facilities
such as schools, parks, and transit
facilities. The MR-1 district shall provide
for a wide range of residential housing
types.The maximum gross density allowed
for new residential development in the
MR-I district is 16 dwelling units per acre.
while the minimum gross density allowed
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5.15 prime acres with 2100 sq. ft.
house and large storage building.
Prestigious Old Bainbridge location
on northwest side of town, just two
minutes from Tallahassee Mall.

This property is a "developer's
dream!" There are no comparable
properties this size within the city
limits.

Listed exclusively with Marion Miley,
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2..Principal Uses
(1) Community facilities related to residential uses, including
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
centers. (3) Golf courses. (4) Multiple-family dwellings. (5) Nurs-
ing homes and other residential care facilities. [6) Passive and
active recreational facilities. (7] Single-family attached dwellings.
(8) Single-family detached dwellings. (9) Two-family dwellings.
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courage to take the ACT. Please
contact AHS or come by to pick
up your packet.
July 13-For information on Ref-
uge House Meetings, phone
653-3313.
July 16-Gulf Coast Community
College will be conducting regis-
tration for the Fall 2001 semes-
ter as follows: Main Campus: July
16 to July 20, Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
more information, phone
850-872-3892.
July 17-The High School Com-
petency Test will be administered
at Apalachicola High School on
July 17 and 18. Please call the
school and notify the guidance
office of your intent to take this
examination. The phone number
if 653-8831 between 8 a.m. and
3 p.m. Tutoring continues to be
available.


Willie Speed and Will Kendrick

Honored At Recent School

Board Meeting

To commemorate his many years of dedication, teaching and service
to the Franklin County School System, the County Maintenance Build-
ing was named in honor of Willie Speed by the School Board on July
5th. The "'Friends of Education" group sponsored the naming of the
building, citing their reasons in a letter.
"For over fifty years, Willie Speed was involved with edu-
cation, forty-eight of those with the Franklin County Pub-
lic School System, from his early years as a teacher at
Quinn High in 1952 to his final position as Franklin
County School board member. Speed enthusiastically
worked to be sure the children of Franklin County had a
quality education. Throughout the many years of teach-
ing, administering and overseeing, Speed impacted the
lives of countless number of children and adults with his
vast knowledge and infinite wisdom.
He gave so much for so long to so many in a career field
he entered over a half century ago and worked tirelessly,
providing many years of dedicated service to the Franklin
County Educational Community. His many years of ser-
vice to the educational needs of this county attest to his
commitment and as a long-time advocate of public edu-
cation, worked diligently to secure such for everyone who
attended the public schools of Franklin County. He has
truly left a legacy."
A Resolution of Appreciation was made to Representative Will Kendrick
by the School Board at the same meeting. The resolution read,
WHEREAS, Will Kendrick attended Franklin County Public Schools,
and
WHEREAS, Will Kendrick served as President of the Carrabelle High
School Student Council and
WHEREAS, Will Kendrick graduated from Carrabelle High School,
and
WHEREAS, Will Kendrick served multiple terms on the Franklin
County School Board, and
WHEREAS, Will Kendrick served eight years as Chairman of the
Franklin County School Board, and
WHEREAS, through such service Will Kendrick became known re-
gionally and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, and
WHEREAS, the Franklin County School Board is appreciative of Will
Kendrick for his continuing service to the people of Franklin County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE FRANKLIN COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD, to thank Will Kendrick for his years of service to
the people of Franklin County.
This Resolution adopted by the FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
this 7th day of May 2001.
By Jimmy Gander, Chairman
Attest: Jo Ann Gander, Superintendent

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July 23 27-Apalachicola's First
United Methodist Church and
Trinity Episcopal Church are
teaming up this year to host Va-
cation Bible School July 23 27.
The weeklong event entitled
"Beach Trek" will be held at the
First United Methodist Church
located at the comer of Highway
98 and 5th Street in Apalachicola.


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/26/01 Invoice N. 7511
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Cavalier Color White
TagNo PGT46B Year 1999 State F vin No. 1GIJC5247X7129243
To Owner: Deborah A. Brannon To Lien Holder: Citizens Federal
P.O. Box 982 401 5th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32329 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
06/19/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 290.00 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 07/23/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage.charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification. driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.
SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


The Vacation Bible School is for
children grades K4 through
eighth grade. Each day's session
runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Dinner will be served each
evening. Each day childrenwill
learn about a water-related Bible
story and do crafts, play games
and discover Jesus. Register now
or receive additional information
by phoning 850-653-9530. They
want to see you at the beach!
July 24 July 28-The Dixie
Theatre's Young People's Play, "A
Little Bit of Magic," has been
scheduled to play one full week,
Tuesday, July 24, through Satur-
day, July 28. Performances at 10
a.m. There is a Special Musical
Surprise Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and
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Readiness Coalition announced
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County Emergency Management
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Childhood Services, Inc.
872-7550, ext. 2223.
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life Conservation Commission has
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shops to receive comment on a
proposed rule amendment that
would limit the application of the
current 3-inch minimum size
limit for oysters (with current tol-
erances) to harvest, possession
while in or on the waters of the
state, and landing. Interested per-
sons are encouraged to partici-
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take place from 2-4 p.m. Monday.
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