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Volume 10, Number 19 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER September 21 October 4, 2001

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The American Red Cross

Needs Your Help

While the United States and the whole world watched the horrible
events of Tuesday September 11 unfold, the American Red Cross was
already moving into action providing needed assistance. The Ameri-
can Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance to the vic-
tims, their families and to emergency personnel on the scene. The
American Red Cross is there to help stranded airport travelers, and
field inquiries around the country from concerned family members.
In countless ways, the American Red Cross is there to help.
Help the American Red Cross with your personal financial donation,
with a donation from your business, neighborhood association or civic
group, with a fundraiser held by your church, school or scout group.
The need is urgent. You can contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund by
calling:
800/ LP-NOW
Contributions can also be mailed or delivered in person to: American
Red Cross; Disaster Relief Fund; Capital Area Chapter; 187 Of-
flee Plaza Drive; Tallahassee Florida 32301
For additional information please visit our web site at'
Sww.w.tallytown.com/redcross

Coast Guard Recalls Reservists

Coast Guard officials recalled more than 300 reservists September
14 to carry out various missions throughout the Gulf of Mexico and
the inland waterways beginning .S.turday, .September, 15 in response
to the need for increased security across the nation.
The Coast Guard has been authorized to activate its entire reserve
force of 8,000, if necessary, to ensure security of ports and water-
ways. They will also assist with New York rescue and recovery efforts
while' ensuring the ability to maintain other critical operations, in-
cluding search and rescue and illegal narcotics/migrant interdiction
operations.
Reservists throughout the Gulf and inland waterways will serve as
boatcrews, security details, marine safety inspectors, and communi-
cations watchstanders, among other positions.


Air Force, Tyndall Activates

Information Hot Lines

Hot lines have been activated to provide Air Force information re-
garding the terrorist attacks in the United States. The Air Force News
Agency activated its toll-free telephone service to answer general ques-
tions from family members about Air Force people possibly affected
by these attacks. Lines will be staffed continuously until further no-
tice, and the number is (800) 253-9276.
lyndall officials have initiated a contingency phone number. The
number provides a prerecorded message that keeps Tyndall person-
nel and family members aware of situations and their current status.
For the latest information, call the wing contingency line at
877-529-5540.

Statement By Congressman Allen Boyd

Regarding The Attack On America
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) released the following statement:
"My family and I express our concern and grief for the victims, and
their families, of this dastardly and cowardly act of terrorism. Not
since Pearl Harbor have we experienced such a malicious and brutal
act against America and her citizens.
During the course of our 225 year history, thousands of American
men and women have fought and died to preserve and protect the
principles on which this great country was built. The attack yester-
day must be considered a direct assault on those principles and all
that we stand for. The United States of America must and will use
every available resource to determine those responsible for these acts
against our country. The perpetrators of these crimes will not go un-
punished."


Florida State University Postpones
Football Game; Takes Steps To Assist
Students, Keep Campus Secure
Florida State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology post-
poned Saturday's football game and likely will reschedule it for De-
cember 1.
The game was postponed out of respect for the victims of the tragic
attacks this week in New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere,
said FSU President Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte.
Administrators also took other steps to reassure and assist shaken
students and faculty and to tighten campus security, while students
held prayer vigils and a march on Thursday at 11 a.m. from Moore
Auditorium to the Westcott Building,
"While we continue business as usual in the academic sense, we are
postponing or canceling extracurricular activities of a social or
celebratory nature," D'Alemberte said, "This is a time for sober reflec-
tion by all Americans-a time to respect the loss of lives, those in-
jured and their families and friends."
The university will resume its regular events schedule next Monday,
September 17, 2001.
In an open letter on the FSU Web site, D'Alemberte also stressed the
importance of maintaining professionalism and civility among all stu-
dents and faculty. Continued on Page 4


To Patriotic Florida Employers Of

National Guard And Reserve Heroes

In response to the tragic events of September 11th an initial 30,000
military reservists will be called to active duty immediately. This is
the initial call up of a congressionally authorized total of up to
1,000,000 that can be called. From the revolutionary war to today,
and wars in between, citizen soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen
have left theirjobs, families and homes to defend our way of life, and,
now again, our homeland,
Not only areqthese reservists Heroes, they are also some of the finest
employees in our civilian workforce. Their call to duty will cause in-
numerable hardships for employers, but go they must, and go they
will.
The Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Re-
serve (ESGR) has 150 volunteer members all across our state ready
to answer questions for employers as to their rights and responsibili-
ties under the law. ESGR is also available to reservists who may have
employment questions or issues. To obtain current correct informa-
tion or find a volunteer in your area check our web site at www.esgr.org
or call our national office at 1-800-336-4590.
All employers want to do 'the right thing' and we can help further
your understanding and cooperation. We do not know how many of
our citizens will be affected or how long this situation will require
active duty service by reservists. What we do know is that those don-
ning the uniform need to be able to concentrate on defending America
and not worrying about having a job:when they return to civilian life.
Let us each assure them that we will support them in their service.
God Bless America: Ted Wilhite; State Chair; Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense; Florida Committee for Employer Support of the
Guard and Reserve.
Note: The Florida Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserve is an agency of the Department of Defense and one of
fifty-four such state and territorial agencies. ESGR serves to promote
a better understanding of the role reservists play in America's mili-
tary defense, especially among employers. There are five thousand
volunteers involved on the committee with one hundred fifty in Florida.


RESOLUTION
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHEREAS, on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terror-
ists crashed hijacked passenger airplanes into the twin towers of the
World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington,
Virginia resulting in a tremendous loss of life and property, and
WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has announced the United
States' resolve to hunt down and bring to justice those responsible
for this act of war, and
WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States has given the Presi-
dent authority to use military force against the terrorists responsible
for the attacks and those that sponsor them,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Franklin County Board
of County Commissioners that this Resolution of Support is given to
President George W. Bush and his commitment to punish those re-
sponsible.
This Resolution adopted in open regular meeting of the Franklin
County Board of.County Commissioners this 18th day of September,
2001.,
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BY: EDDIE CREAMER, Chairman
ATTEST: KENDALL WADE, Clerk


Security Tightened On Gulf Coast And

Inland Waterways

Coast Guard officials have heightened the level.of security through-
out the Gulf of Mexico and the inland waterways due to the terrorist
attacks in New York and Washington D.C. Tuesday, September 11,
2001. Units are also conducting special security and humanitarian
missions stemming from Tuesday's horrific actions.
Louisiana-The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located south of
Morgan City, LA., has reopened after temporarily suspending opera-
tions for 24 hours. The Coast Guard Cutter Pelican, an 87-foot patrol
boat from Abbeville. La., enforced a security zone for the facility
throughout the night and was relieved by the CGC Dauntless, a
210-foot medium endurance cutter from Galveston, Texas, at 11:30
a.m. A safety zone is also in effect for Morgan City's area of responsi-
bility between Grand Isle and Freshwater City, LA.
Alabama/ Mississippi-Coast Guard patrol boats are providing se-
curity for two U.S. Naval vessels while they undergo maintenance
and repair in local shipyards- A boat from Station Mobile, Ala., is
providing security for the USS Gates and a second patrol boat from
Station Pascagoula, Miss., is providing security for the USS Cole. A
safety zone is also in effect for the Port of Mobile and the surrounding
region.
Texas-Special port security teams were dispatched to Corpus Christi,
Texas, Port Lavaca, Texas, and Brownsville, Texas, to raise the level
of awareness in each Port and to ensure the higher security levels are
being maintained.
A security zone has been established by the Captain of the Port
Houston-Galveston, requiring additional safety measures be taken
by ships transiting that area. Some of the measures include 24-hour
notice be given by vessels over 1600 gross tons and continuous topside
patrols on chemical and oil tankers in port. Security teams were also
dispatched to Galveston Bay, Texas, along with patrol boats from
Station Galveston. Air Station Houston aircraft crews are also pro-
viding port security overflights of the Houston Ship Channel and
Galveston Bay.
Pennsylvania-The Three Rivers, Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegh-
eny, all reopened Tuesday afternoon to commercial traffic after they
were temporarily closed due to the aircraft crash in Shanksville, Pa.
Secretary of Transportation Norman A. Mineta authorized the Com-
mandant of the Coast Guard to take actions necessary to control the
anchorage and movement of any vessel in the navigable water of the
U.S. and in the he territorial sea "extending three nautical miles offshore
to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. Maritime Transportation
System. The Coast Guard Captains of the Port am working closely
with local, state and federal officials, including the local port authori-
ties to implement measures to increase port safety and security.
"Maritime transportation is vital to our great country. The Coast Guard
throughout the heartland of America will guarantee security to our
ports and waterways to ensure the safety of the American people,"
said Captain Joel Whitehead, chief of staff for the Eighth Coast Guard
District.
The Coast Guard is a humanitarian service and will maintain a 24-hour
presence to respond to any maritime emergency that may arise.


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs ................... 2 AARtP................................6
Editorial & Commentary. 3, 4 FCAN .......................... 8
Carrabelle ...................... 5 Franklin Bulletin Board .... 8
Alligator Point .................. 5 Putt N' Fuss .................. 9
Plantation Owners ............. 6 Bookshop ...................... 10


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Jeff Weiner conducts morning meeting with all three classes
before their lessons.

Hosted by Principal Jeff Weiner

ABC School Holds Open House

Parents, Teachers, Some Students, And The Public
Rap On Education Issues
The Apalachicola Bay Charter School hosted their first Open House
for Parents; Teachers, some Students and the Public at their tenta-
tive facility in Apalachicola last Monday, September 10th. Principal
Jeff Weiner was the host, and spoke on the status of the school, inno-
vations, and the future of the school.
Negotiations are continuing for a possible procurement of ten acres
of land west of Apalachicola but the deal is not confirmed. A perma-
nent facility would be planned for the school if that location is ac-
quired. The Mayor of Apalachicola, Mr. Alan Pierce, stated that the
City would be strongly interested in annexing the area into the City to
enhance the tax base. The physical access to the school would be via
Kevin Road, now outside the city limits.
Mr. Weiner opened his remarks by saying:
"I would hope that this would help all parents, adults
realize their role in education of the youth of Franklin
County... Open House should be open every day, five days
a week, during school hours, for any parent who would
want to come in and see how their youth are being edu-
cated ... Tonight ABC School will announce two very in-
novative programs that are certainly new to Franklin
County, and we hope will set the stage for the traditional
public schools to carry on with that ... program. ..
"First, let's go back briefly and talk about how the school
started. School started with a vision of several people
who wanted to make quality education a reality. That's
not to say that the current educational process in Franklin
County is not quality. But, wherever there's a change for
an improvement, that's what makes things quality. These
people who started the idea spent several years research-
ing the idea, putting together a coalition.of consultants,
and it turned into what's called a charter. The Charter is
a 40 page document that said what do we believe educa-
tion is, what can we do about it? And, the first step was
to recruit and hire a principal.., I was very pleased to
accept that position. This one caught my fancy. It wasn't
because of the water out there. It was because of the
Board of Directors commitment in earnest and their ability
to fulfill their commitment and their dream. With that
came then the teachers ... the teachers are the backbone
of any successful school. It's not the Board of Directors.
It's not the principal. It is the teachers. We were fortu-
nate enough to hire incredible teachers. We were happy
they accepted. Fair pay. Though no teacher is ever going
to be fairly paid in society until we make a legislative
push to make sure teachers are paid what they are worth.
From that Charter, they said we want individualized edu-
cation for every child, which sounds like something that
can't be done, but it can be done. The school committed
itself to doing that by saying "We're going to give the
Sanford Achievement Tests" not only in the Spring, we're
giving it in the Fall, too, in order to see how well we did


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Franklin

Briefs

September 18, 2001
Present: Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis, Commis-
sioner Bevin Putnal, Commis-
sioner Clarence Williams,
Commissioner Cheryl Sand-
ers and Chairperson Eddie
Creamer
Before the invocation prayer was
offered by Bevin Putnal, he quoted
Scripture. He then offered prayer
and the group recited the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
Jimmy Mosconis offered two
Resolutions that were passed
unanimously by the Board of
County Commissioners. One is
published on page 1 and the sec-
ond is in the Editorial section.
Alan Pierce announced that aerial
spraying has been temporarily
discontinued, thus Steve Rutz
was not present to talk about the
impacts of spraying for mosqui-
toes.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson asked to cancel the
Hearing on the proposed revisions
to the animal control ordinance
as he needed to meet with the
Franklin County Dog Hunters
Association and other groups. The
Hearing will be held at 10 a.m.
'October 16th. The Board so ap-
proved.
Bevin Putnal reported on a con-
versation he had with a represen-
tative of St. Joe Arvida, and they
discussed the possibility of Arvida
donating land for a ballpark.

Director of Administration
Alan Pierce's report was inter-
rupted frequently for public hear-
ings scheduled throughout the
morning. He began his report as
follows:
4. The 50 point penalty against
the country for a CDBG project
has expired. Eastpoint Sewer
and Water District would like for
the county to apply for a CDBG
project to help Eastpoint ex-
pand sewer service. If the Board
wanted to apply, they need to
approve advertising for profes-
sional services to write a CDBG,
grant. The Board approved the
application.

Culverts on Wilderness
Road
The county would purchase and
install the culverts.

Old Jail
An engineering inspection re-
vealed that the old jail has lim-
ited use because certain of the
petitions inside cannot be moved,'
and this complicates compliance
with American Disability Act re-
quirements if the public were to
use the building. The building
could be torn down, or remain
and be used only for storage. The
rooms or hallways cannot be
modified or enlarged. "We are
sorta stuck with the building the
way it is," Pierce concluded.
6. Mr. Pierce provided the Board
a copy of a letter from the Dept.
of Transportation that indicated
DOT was also "over-budget" on
their U. S. 98 project and can-
not help the county on the air-
port road project. The airport
project is $275,000 over bud-
get. Monday, project represen-
tatives and Pierce met at the C.
W. Roberts office in Hosford in
an attempt to negotiate the bud-
get. Based upon our meeting,
Pierce reported, it appears that
the Board can award the project
to Roberts so long as the Board
is aware that one of the follow-
ing three things must happen:
1. The two engineering firms
work to reduce the project
costs by eliminating the fric-
tion course, reducing the
grade and the county negoti-
ate a better price for limerock
with Gene Langston.
2. The Board receive more
funds from Joe Smith or the
Legislature, and
3. The Board be prepared to
fund that part of the airport
road that stays above budget.
Chuck Roberts says that any
costs borne by the county
would not be due until the
end of the project, which
would be spring.
The Board approved funding part
of the airport project.
5. Mr. Pierce provided the Board


a copy of a cease and desist let-
ter is issued to the Board by
USACOE (U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers) over unpermitted
wetland activities near Earl
Creamer's property that was
done sometime in the past. The
Board approved a motion to di-
rect Preble-Rish to investigate
the matter and to respond to the
problem.

Hearing on Amendment to
the Comprehensive Plan
The Board approved the adoption
of an amendment to the Compre-
hensive Plan including wetlands
delineation definition. Mr. Pierce
said, "...This has been an issue
that has been going on for months
and months. What we are adopt


ing is something that was a part
of the settlement between the
County, DCA (Department of
Community Affairs), St. James
Bay and Riverkeepers ... You all
may recall that there was great
deal of discussion when St. James
Bay was approved, about whether
the County was properly using the
wetland definition, so we all
agreed that we would adopt the
new State definition and we also
agreed that we would allow DRIs
to have some flexibility so they
wouldn't have to have 50 foot set-
backs for large projects. Essen-
tially, that is what this (amend-
ment) does." Bill Hartley, member
of Riverkeepers, wanted their
Board of Directors to review the
language but their attorney Andy
Smith spoke in favor of adopting
the amendment. The Board ap-
proved the language in the
amendment. Friday White added,
f'...We don't need to get this thing
back into another fight, at this
point just because Mr. Hartley has
a problem. Their attorney is here.
DCA has talked with Alan..."

Director of Administration
(continued)
7. Mr. Pierce asked if the Board
would fund part of the con-
struction of the Lanark Village
Stormwater improvements that
are not funded by Hazard Miti-
gation grant. The problem is
that the county's share of Haz-
ard Mitigation is approximately
$25,000 and the construction
cost for the entire Lanark
project is about $150,000. The
obligation to fund does not have
to come out of this year's bud-
get, but without assurance that
the project will be finished,
FEMA will not fund to get it
started. The Board approved to
finish the project.
9. The Planning and Zoning
Commission met in regular ses-
sion on September 11 and rec-
ommends the following action:
A) on development within the
Critical Shoreline, the Com-
mission recommends:


*approval for Mary Ruth
Smith to construct an ex-
tension to an existing dock
on Lot 9, Indian Bay Village,
St. George Island.
*approval for. Paul
Barringer to construct a
private dock on Lot 10, Bay
Cove Ville, St. George Is-
land.
*approval for Jeanne Bonds
to construct a private dock
on property in Section 36,
Township 8 south, Rang 7
west in Eastpoint and is
further known as the
Seabreeze Motel and now
known as Aaron's By the
Bay. It is as the intersec-
tion of North Bayshore and
US 98.
The Board approved all of the
above.
B) on commercial site plan
approval, the Commission
recommends:
*approval for David Tuplin
to.construct a commercial
building at 48 Island Drive,
Eastpoint.
*approval for Rodney Fickle
to construct a commercial
building on US 98 in East-
point, on property next to
the La Fiesta Restaurant.
The Board approved all of the
above.
C) on rezoning requests, the
Commission recommended:
*tabling a request till the
next Planning and Zoning
meeting to rezone a 4 acre
tract of land from R-6 to
R-l in section 18, Township
7 south, Range 5 west, as
no one showed up at the
meeting to answer ques-
tions.
*tabling a request till the
next Planning and Zoning
meeting to do a large scale
land use and zoning change
on property known as "The
Soundings" along US 98.
The request was recom-
mended to be tabled so that
all the property owners in
"The Soundings" could
have the opportunity to be
included in the proposed
change, and for a better site
plan to be presented on
how access would be pro-
vided to this development.
The requested change is
from R-3, one unit per five
acres, to R-1, one unit per
acre, and if all the owners
participate the change
could include 130 acres.
*denial of a request to
amend the use of "Bed and
Breakfast" to Agricultural
zoning. The request was


While the home industry zon-
ing is intended to provide for
areas for fishing related busi-
nesses, the zoning code spe-
cifically prohibits seafood
processing. The Commission
debated whether the storage
of oysters represented pro-
cessing. I spoke to David Heil
after the meeting, and he said
the state defines oyster pro-
cessing as harvesting and
selling your own oysters, or
buying from another har-
vester and selling the oysters.
The problem appears to be
that the traditional oyster
houses are regulated and re-
quired to do certain things
that someone with a cooler in
their backyard might not
have to do.


Tractor Work
* Aerobic Sewage Treatment Systems
Marine Construction
Septics Coastal Hauling


Raising the Professional
Standards of
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submitted on behalf of
Ruby Saporito, agent for
the Mitchell Family Trust,
who owns old Mitchell Alli-
gator Farm north of Carra-
belle.
The Board approved the above
denial.
*P and Z tabled a request
till the next Planning and
Zoning meeting to do a
cluster development on Al-
ligator Point on 170 acres.
The proposed project,
known as "Hidden Harbor"
was originally going to be a
Planned Unit Development,
but before the meeting I
had recommended to the
developers that they drop
the commercial aspect of
the project and focus on the
residential, as historically
the Alligator Point commu-
nity has opposed more
commercial Zoning. The
proposed residential devel-
opment was presented as
including 101 single family
lots, clustered on approxi-
mately 90 acres of uplands.
The remaining 80 acres are
wetlands or submerged
land. There was a great deal
of discussion at the meet-
ing about whether the up-
lands could really support
that much development.
The Commission tabled the
request pending presenta-
tion of a site plan that
shows how many standard
I acre lots, 100 feet wide,
could be created on this
parcel. Once the base line
is known then the Commis-
sion will consider whether
it will be better to cluster
these same number of lots
onto a smaller area.
D) Ms. Paige Richards was
present to request that she be
allowed to put a 16' x 25'
cooler in her backyard for the
storage of oysters that her
husband was harvesting.
Their property is in Eastpoint,
zoned R-4 Home Industry.


right-or-way, which will re-
quire the internal lots to be
reconfigured, or have that
area become open space, and
contingent upon the Board
determining whether Oak St.
is a public road that it wants
to maintain in its current lo-
cation.
The Board decided to table the
issue so the parties involved could
workout a solution by the next
meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m.
10. The Board received a copy
of notice regarding the Request
for Bids for the sand groin/net
systems on Alligator Point. Mr.
Pierce will coordinate with the
Board secretary about the time
for opening the bids, but it will
be at least one month.

Public Hearing Amending
St. ,George Development
Order
Mr. Pierce reported that the
amendment was to create five lots
in Casa Del Mar, Phase II. Woody
Miley of the Research Reserve
endorsed the "density transfer" as
it preserved 5 acres at Nick's Hole,
to be purchased by the Nature
Conservancy. George Mahr will be
permitted to develop 5 additional
lots at Casa Del Mar accordingly.

County Attorney
Mr. Shuler announced that a law-
suit has been filed against the
county that should be defended.
The plaintiff claims the beaches
in front of St George Island Gulf
Beaches, Unit 1, 2 and 3 (which
is the old original beachfront sub-
divisions) and the cul de sacs and
street ends should pass into Dri-


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The Franklin Chronicle


"National Wildlife

Refuge Week"

Eighteenth Annual

Fall Open House

Tours

St. Vincent National Wildlife Ref-
uge will conduct the eighteenth
annual fall Open House Tours
during the second week of Octo-
ber. Participants will have the
opportunity to become better ac-
quainted with their refuge and its
varied wildlife and wildlife habi-
tats. The Open House is part of
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
"National Wildlife Refuge Week",
October 6-13, 2001.
One tour will be conducted daily
October 8,9, and 10 (Monday
through Wednesday). The tours
are scheduled to leave the
Refuge's Indian Pass boat dock at
8:00 a.m., E.D.S.T. and will re-
turn at approximately 1:00 p.m.,
E.D.S.T. Transportation across
Indian Pass will be provided for
participants of the Open House
tours.
Those wishing to participate must
make reservations by phone at
850/653/8808 beginning on Sep-
tember 24. Reservations will be
limited to four individuals per
group.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
former Director Mollie Beattie said
the second week in October will
be observed annually as NA-
TIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WEEK, leading up to the 100th
anniversary in 2003. ""By that
time," Beattie said, "We hope to
make all Americans aware of the
National Wildlife Refuge System
as places to enjoy wildlife, to hunt,
to fish, to watch, and to learn
about our natural heritage.



,vate ownership. Shuler said that
the parking areas at the foot of
Franklin Boulevard are not in-
volved in this litigation, but the
beaches to'the east and west, 12th
street on one end and 11th street
on the other, four miles of beach
tl'e, are being claimed.
T Board authorized the County
Attorney to defend the lawsuit. He
also stated that property owners
so affected may want to intervene
in the litigation.


The Commission sent Ms.
Richards to the Board without a
recommendation as they felt the
issue was larger than a zoning
problem.
Considerable discussion followed
on the issue of what amounted to
seafood processing under state
guidelines. Freezing product is
included under- the rubric "sea-
food processing," and this activ-
ity was restricted to zoning C-1,
not residential. The Commission-
ers, inspectors, anf principals
involved "-discussed changes in
the seafood industry including the
desire among some seafood
houses to sell their bay front prop-
erties, or develop them into con-
dominiums if residential persons
were permitted to operate freezer
equipment in residentially zoned
areas. Chairperson Eddie
Creamer told the Richards that
more investigation into the prob-
lem was needed in a sympathetic
statement of the dilemma. The
matter would be returned to Plan-
ning and Zoning.
E) The last item the Commis-
sion heard was a request from
Debbie and Thad Brett on a
subdivision they are trying to
create in Lanark Village. The
Village apartments and golf
course are on the east side of
the site. The Board had pre-
viously approved a sketch
plat on this property for Dr.
Saunders in 1996, but the
plat was never finalized. Since
sketch plat approval is only
good for one year, the Brett's
submitted a new sketch plat
for approval. The sketch they
submitted included the is-
sues the Board negotiated
with Dr. Saunders in 1996,
but Commission Member
Beach, who represents La-
nark Village, was very con-
cerned about the proposed
closing of Oak Street. I ex-
plained that the maintenance
or lack of maintenance of Oak
Street, and whether it was
still a county road could not
be determined by the Com-
mission, but could only be
determined by the Board. Af-
ter some discussion over Oak
St., the Commission recom-
mended approval of the
sketch plat contingent upon
the road internal to the sub-
division become a 60 foot



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September 2001 Florida Trend- Cover Story

The Magazine Of Florida Business

Addresses The Prospects For Oil

Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

War Footing May Impact State Decision Not To
Permit Drilling
A snapshot of the pressures building to permit oil drilling in the Gulf
of Mexico is the framework for a discussion of the current state of
affairs in oil exploration in the United States. On one hand, there are
predictions of substantial oil reserves and gas fields beneath the depths
of the Gulf versus political decisions to curtail such exploration, as
the demands for fossil fuel continues to climb, especially needed to
generate more electricity.
Coastal Petroleum, in Apalachicola, was featured in the Florida Trend
article, as one company that did not hesitate to describe their re-
search on the eastern Gulf of Mexico. For 60 years, Coastal Petro-
leum has owned leases from the Apalachicola area southward to
Naples. The courts have rules that Florida has the right to take away
the leases but the state must compensate the company fairly. Coastal
filed its lawsuit for such compensation last year. oil industry scien-
tists seem to agree that the largest remaining oil field may be near
Apalachicola, but they also opine that the largest natural gas field in
the north American continent may exist off Pensacola.
According to the article, politicians and others in nearby states are
less sympathetic to Florida's anti-drilling stance, and given its growth
in population, the state should contribute more resources to the
region's energy supply. Oil companies are stepping up public rela-
tions junkets for the press to off-shore oil rigs and other activities to
help change public opinion. C-Safe, Citizens for Secure, Affordable
Florida Energy, has been organized among residents in Gulf Breeze,
S who work for the industry off-shore. They intend to provide informa-
tion to "combat what they call years of misinformation from environ-
mental groups."
The recent and tragic terrorist bombings in New York and Washing-
ton, D.C. may indirectly influence America's search for new sources
of domestic oil and gas, with resulting less reliance upon imported
energy resources from the Middle East. The initial search for oil found
its beginning in the context of World War II, with Florida offering sub-
merged leased lands to oil companies such as Coastal Petroleum. If
the United States enters similar era it may become absolutely nec-
essary to expand the search for new energy sources in the Gulf of
Mexico because of the natiQial interest.


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September 21, 2001


Publisher ..................... ................... Tom W Hoffer
Contributors ........................................... Tom Campbell
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............ Jimmy Elliott
............ Eunice Hartmann

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............ Tom W. Hoffer
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Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
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Citizen's Advisory Group
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George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ....... .............. Apalachicola
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D avid Butler ............................................ C arrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
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COMMENTARY

"Taking" Litigation Filed in January 2001

Coastal Petroleum Awaits Outcome

of Motion

According to their law firm Anger and Anger (Tallahassee), the Coastal
Petroleum litigation filed against the State of Florida for a wrongful
taking of their leased submerged lands without compensation is await-
ing the outcome of a motion filed by the State to strike certain sec-
tions of the Coastal complaint.
The Apalachicola-based oil firm filed litigation against the State of
Florida following several denials of the State to drill for oil in an ex-
perimental well off of St. George Island. During the Chiles Adminis-
Stration, a surety bond of several million dollars was required of the oil
company as a condition for any drilling; but the Company obtained a
judicial decision in its favor when an appeal court asserted that the
State could deny permission for drilling, but had to pay the company
for the denial to drill on its leased lands. Coastal Petroleum has held
several leases for submerged land extending as far south as Naples,
Florida, and subjected to numerous conditions against drilling on its
offshore leases.
In recent months, the State of Florida moved to strike certain por-
tions of the Coastal Petroleum complaint, having failed to convince
the court to dismiss the case altogether. The Court denied a dismissal,
but is reviewing the motion to strike. A decision on that is expected
any time. Should that be forthcoming, a trial right be scheduled
before the year ends. One major element in the case is the value of
the untapped leases, presumably a difficult question to answer in
light of the fact that Coastal Petroleum was not permitted to find out
any tangible result of its proprietary research.

The Boyd Report

The Attack On America Has Woken

A Sleeping Giant

By Congressman Allen Boyd
On September 11th our great nation suffered its greatest tragedy of a
single day since the Civil War. I join all other Americans who are
shocked and outraged by the terrorist hijackings and attacks on the
World Trade Center and on the Pentagon.
With this attack, the United states has entered a new era. We have
been thrust into a new type of conflict and face an implacable enemy
who will not hesitate to destroy innocent life.
CIA Director George Tenet has said in testimony before Congress that
terrorist attacks are imminent. It is impossible to predict with cer-
tainty where or when terrorists might strike again. But this incom-
prehensible tragedy is a terrible reminder that we must take the threat
of terrorism seriously.
Let there be no mistake-the U.S. Government will investigate, pur-
sue, and seek convictions of the criminals who were behind this cow-
ardly attack. These terrorist attacks were truly acts of war, and we
will respond forcefully and appropriately. The United States will take
action against the terrorists and punish the governments that sup-
port and harbor such criminals.
We must pull together as a country to grieve for all those we have lost,
to care for all those who were injured and support all those families
who have been affected by this tragedy. We must pull together as one
people to protect our nation and our way of life.
America must lead the civilized world 'in a relentless campaign to
root out and defeat terrorists and terrorist states. As we mourn the
tragic loss of life, the United States must remain resolute; our friends
and our enemies alike must be made to understand that we will not
be deterred from the defense of our interests nor shrink from our
responsibilities.
This tragedy calls for the certain and severe punishment of those
responsible and requires a commitment by Americans to address our
vulnerabilities. We must understand that the struggle now upon us
may be long and difficult. Yet, America has always prevailed against
her enemies and will do so again.
Those of us who have the honor of serving our Nation in these hal-
lowed halls of Congress have a very difficult job to carry out. We must
always maintain the magnificence of our Constitution while moving
forward with the legislative challenge of balancing the need for addi-
tional security versus our God given rights and the rule of law. I be-
lieve that our Government has never before been faced with a larger
challenge than the preservation of the ideals of this Nation, while still
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But that is not enough. We must resolve to fight back against these
insane acts by committing the country's full resources in an aggres-
sive effort to determine who is responsible, to see thatjustice is done,
and to do everything possible to deter such acts in the future. As
former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig pointed out our memory is
long and our reach is longer.
I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims, while
expressing my gratitude to all of the emergency and law enforcement
personnel and other volunteers, many of whom have lost their lives
to help with our emergency response efforts.


Stories Of Heroes Emerge From

Tragedies
By Tom Campbell
In the midst of the tragedies of September 11, 2001, stories of heroes
are emerging. Many others will surely continue to emerge for some
Time to come.
The New York City firemen, policemen and emergency workers who
rushed to help the injured and were in the World Trade Center build-
ings as they collapsed, those were all certainly heroes.
And there were others. Among them, some of the passengers on United
Flight 93, who decided among themselves to fight to keep the hijack-
ers from accomplishing their mission.
As John Ritter and Tom Kenworthy of USA Today reported Septem-
ber 17, "America is hailing the 37 passengers and 7 crewmembers on
SFlight 93 as heroes. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter has gone as far
as promoting them for Presidential Medals of Freedom."
Ritter and Kenworthy explained that a week after the jet "plowed into
the soft earth" of a field in rural southern Pennsylvania, killing all
aboard, details are emerging about the "terrifying last minutes of Flight
93."
During the last week, FBI and national experts were analyzing data
from the cockpit voice recorder.
For now, the case for hero status rests on accounts of relatives who
talked to passengers calling from cellphones and setback phones
I after the hijackers took over the jet.
Relatives have said that their "loved ones knew otherjets already had
slammed into the World Trade Center towers." Those passengers then
Decided to thwart their captors. They knew they would probably die
in the effort. Relatives said that the last words they heard were one
Sman who said, 'We are going to do something.' Another man said,
'Let's roll.'
Flight 93 made an abrupt final dive just after 10 a.m. that Tuesday
morning. It is speculated that the passengers may have overpowered
the hijackers'and ditched the plane in order to save lives on the ground.
"A cockpit struggle," according to the reporters, "could have caused
whoever was flying the jet to lose control."
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz has credited the passen-
gers on the jet. He said, "I think it was the heroism of the passengers
on board that brought it (the jet) down."
These passengers, all strangers thrown into a no-win situation, rose
to the task at hand and made the supreme sacrifice. They saved who
knows how many other lives in the process of thwarting the hijack-
ers.
One of the wives left widow by the action said, "I think it shows that
one person can make a difference. One person in this country has
the opportunity to change this world."


RESOLUTION
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHEREAS, on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terror-
ists crashed hijacked passenger airplanes into the twin towers of the
World Trade Center in New York City; resulting in the subsequent
collapse of these landmark structures and a tremendous loss of life,
and
WHEREAS, many New York City police and firefighters selflessly gave
their lives trying to save the victims of this horrendous attack, and
WHEREAS, the entire country and world has reacted in shock and
disbelief at this fiendish act,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Franklin County Board
of County Commissioners that this Resolution of Support is given to
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the people of New York City as a token of
sympathy for the horrific ordeal they have had to endure.
This Resolution adopted in open regular meeting of the Franklin
County Board of County Commissioners this 18th day of September,
2001.
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BY: EDDIE CREAMER, Chairman
ATTEST: KENDALL WADE, Clerk

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"We must remember the mistakes made in reaction to other attacks
on our people and not respond to hate with incivility and intoler-
ance," he said. "We are a learning community, united in our mission
of teaching, research and service."
All tickets already purchased for the game scheduled this Saturday
will be honored at the Dec. i rescheduled game. All fans should hold
onto their current ticket to use at that time. A kickoff time will be
announced at a later date. There are a number of logistical compo-
nents that must be put into place before the television networks can
determine what they can televise, and kickoff times cannot be estab-
lished until those decisions are made..
In other actions to help students, faculty and staff:
* FSU Police Chief Carey Drayton said that police locked down Doak
Campbell Stadium on Tuesday and took additional security measures
on campus in an abundance of caution, but that no threats had been
made against the university.
* The FSU Counseling Center was open as usual to accept any stu-
dent who wished to speak with a counselor. In addition special coun-
seling was being provided for international students,
* All deans, department heads and directors were instructed that
students who couldn't travel as a result of the crisis and were worried
about missing classes could call the Registrar at (850) 644-5887 or
872-4750, Ext. 161, at FSU's Panama City Campus. Each student
will be assigned a call-in number and instructors will be notified to
allow the student to make up work missed.
Campus operations proceeded smoothly Wednesday, with students
and faculty returning to normal campus activities. D'Alemberte said
he was gratified and proud of FSU students for the calm and con-
cerned way in which they reacted to the worst national tragedy of
their lives. Students and staff held three separate prayer vigils Tues-
day night and student government shuttled students in groups to
donate blood.


Increased Vigilance Continues At Tyndall

In response to recent events, Tyndall Air Force Base remains at an
increased security posture. The commander has made this-decision
to ensure personnel and facilities are as secure as possible.
Work schedules are being coordinated and Tyndall employees should
contact supervisors for the latest information. "This doesn't mean
business as normal starting Monday," said Col. William Bledsoe, 325th
Vice Wing commander. "People need to expect different schedules and
delays. Business as we knew it on base has changed."
Commercial deliveries must be limited to mission essential only.
Commercial delivery hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Commercial delivery vehicles should follow posted signs on U.S. High-
way 98 to the delivery vehicle search area at Cleveland Gate.
While there are no blood drives at Tyndall, the local community is
hosting various blood drives. Contact the Red Cross for further infor-
mation.
Again, access to Tyndall is limited. Expect significant delays during
peak traffic times (4-9 a.m.) when entering the base. If you plan to
travel to the base, call the affected agency before proceeding.
For the latest information, call the wing contingency line at
877-529-5540.


Two Plantation Owners Become Victims

in Air Crash
David and Lynn Angel who owned a home in the St. George Island
Plantation were aboard one of the jetliners that was diverted from its
Los Angeles run to the site of one of the horrible crash sites last week
on Tuesday, September 11th. The Angels owned a house in the Plan-
tation with a third party according to a spokesperson at the Associa-
tion. The Angels were flying to California to attend the Emmy Awards.
David Angelwas the.executive producer of FRAZIER..


Coast Guard Establishes

Naval Vessel Protection Zone

Following the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
D.C., U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Thad
Allen is establishing Naval Vessel Protection Zones effective from Sep
tember 14, 2001, to June 15, 2002. The zones will provide, for the
regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of U.S. naval vessels in the
navigable waters of the United States. The regulations are issued under
the authority contained in 14 United States Code 91.
A U.S. naval vessel is any vessel owned, operated, chartered or leased
by the U.S. Navy; any vessel under the operational control of the U.S.
Navy or a unified commander.
As a result, the establishment and enforcement of naval vessel pro-
tection zones is a function directly involved in and necessary to mili-
tary operations and the safety and security of naval commanders and
personnel.

NOTABLE DETAILS EXCERPTED FROM THE
TEMPORARY REGULATION
* The official patrol may be:
* a Coast Guard commissioned officer
* a Coast Guard warrant or petty officer
* the Commanding Officer of a U,S, naval vessel or his or her desig-
nee
* All vessels within 500 yards of a U.S. naval vessel must operate at
the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course and proceed
as directed by the official patrol
* Vessels are not allowed within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel,
unless authorized by the official patrol
* Vessels requesting to pass within 100 Yards of a U.S. naval vessel
must contact the official patrol on VBF-FM channel 16
* Under some circumstances, the official patrol may permit vessels
that can only operate safely in -a navigable channel to pass within
100 Yards of a U.S. naval vessel in order to ensure a safe passage in
accordance with the Navigation Rules
* Under similar conditions, commercial vessels anchored in a desig-
nated anchorage area may be permitted to remain at anchor within
100 yards of passing naval vessels
Though restrictive in nature, the effects of the temporary regulation
should not prove to be significant because the protection zones are
limited in size and the official patrol may allow access to the zone.
Additionally, the naval vessel protection zones will effect a given loca-
tion for a limited time while the vessel is in transit, along with notifi-
cations made by the Coast Guard so mariners can make adjustments.
These zones are necessary to provide for the safety and security of
United States naval vessels in the navigable waters of the United
States. For further information regarding the naval vessel protection
zones, contact U.S. Coast Guard Cdr. Chris Doane at 757-398-6372.



Apalachicola Run-Off

By Tom Campbell
The Apalachicola Run-Off September 18 saw a total of 849 voting,
according to a report by Franklin County Supervisor of Elections.
The summary report showed the following results:

City Commissioner Seat 4


Robert L. Davis
Boyd "Sandy" Howze
Total ballots cast


436
412
849


51.35%
48.52%


How Do I Deal With My Feelings?

By Chris Floyd, Disaster Services Director, Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red Cross
Disasters create an abrupt change in reality. Following the attacks
on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, for thousands and thou-
sands of people, reality now includes the loss of loved ones-spouses,
significant others, children, other relatives, friends and neighbors.
This information was prepared in order to help you recognize the
emotions, feelings and physical symptoms you may be experiencing,
and to offer some ways in which you may reduce the stress and begin
the healing process. Be assured that the following are very normal
reactions to an abnormal event.

COMMON REACTIONS
* Shock, numbness, and disbelief that such a thing could happen.
* Fear concerning personal safety, the safety of loved ones, and the
country as a whole. There is also fear about the safety of the fire,
police, and search and rescue personnel.
* Grief for all those who lost their lives and for those who are having
to deal with the aftermath of the destruction; and, for many, a reap-
pearance of grief over previous losses. This reappearance may also
include losses suffered during World War II-the last time the United
States was affected-any military action or response to terrorist ac-
tivity since then, or to any other type of violent event. It is very impor-
tant to understand that grieving is natural outcome of such an event.
* Flashbacks, Anyone who. suffered post-traumatic stress disorder
from a previous incident may have the symptoms return as a result
of this violence. This is especially true of victims of violent acts, espe-
cially, in the circumstance, war, but it is also true for victims of do-
mestic abuse and crime.
* Anger and increased suspicion of others. Immediate anger, even
rage, may be felt toward the specific human beings who hijacked the
planes. This anger and suspicion can quickly become generalized to-
ward others who are thought to be members of the same culture or
nationality and/or religion.
* Guilt. Survivor guilt is a feeling of "why am I alive when others are
not," or "if only I had..." Belief in our ability to affect outcomes and to
make a difference is a part of who we are. It's hard to believe that
events are random and that we have no influence over them. Types of
survivor guilt include
-Thinking that different behavior could have changed the out-
come. People who were able to escape from the World Trade
Center may feel that they could have done more to save others.
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St. George
Representative
Challenges Tax Increase

School Board

Approves Millage

Levies For

2001-2002

School Board taxes are officially
going up due to increases in the
property tax levy, designed to gen-
erate $6,924,147. A portion of the
tax levy is required under state
law if the School Board is to re-
ceive about $1,986,052 in state
education grants. The total mill-
age was approved at 7.3360 with
1.000 to be applied to capital im-
provements.
The total budgeted funds are
$12,671,540 comprised of money
from local taxes, state revenue
and federal sources.
Chairperson Gander adjourned
the meeting and called a special
public hearing on property tax
evaluations. Charles Brannon of
St. George Island, addressed the
Board.
"...I'm President of the St.
George Island Civic Club ...
and for the last few years, we
have been concerned about
the tax rates that we're hav-
ing to pay over there...
Three years ago we formed a
tax watch committee and
we've been addressing our
concerns to the County Com-
mission but we found that the
School Board has as much
authority to levy taxes as the
County Commission does ...
so we've been a little.... We've
not appeared before this
Board before...
We are concerned ... I'm sure
you know that all of us over
there ... that live across the
Bay, are not wealthy. Many
of us are retired military,
school teachers ... I'm person-
ally retired from the State of
Florida. I'm on a fixed in-
come... But, I came down
here and bought property in
1964 when it was cheap. I
paid very little taxes over
those years but now I've got
a house ..: The only thing that
protected me personally is a
law that keeps you from rais-
ing my taxes more than 3% a
year. But, there are a lot of
people buying property ... I
received a letter the other day
from a lady that is retiring ...
out of Atlanta. They bought a
house 18 months ago and
they were. paying one rate of
taxes ... and the taxes jumped
last year 59%. Now, you're
doing something that is cre-
ating a real problem for the
average person that lives on
the island... We've got to do
something that will protect
the quality of life that we have
over there, or we are going to
have to leave ...
Now, this year you've had a
drop in student enrollment,


you've have a drop in the staff
of instructional personnel ...
but the taxes have increased
and the revenue ... has in-
creased a tremendous
amount. On behalf of the
1000 property owners and
taxpayers that I represent, I'm
appealing to you to do some-
thing tonight about this in-
crease that you are propos-
ing. Thank you."
Terry St. Cyr, School Board Fi
nance Director, spoke to the boar<
in response to Mr. Brannon's ap
peal.
"...The School Board's hands
are tied more than you might
think they are ... concerning
the village rates. The biggest
increase in your taxes comes
from the property appraiser
who sets the assessments,
which went up probably
$100,000,000 ... last year.
Something in that neighbor-
hood.
The DOE (Department of
Education) set three millage
rates for us. We have a re-
quired local effort, we have to
maintain a certain level to
receive the funding that we're
entitled to. We don't have any
say over that. That's where
the bulk of the taxes are
raised. In the neighborhood of
5.5 to 6 million dollars. Re-
quired local effort is required
in order to receive DOE state
funding for student enroll-
ment.
There's two other millage
rates which are discretionary.
We're (still) required to meet
certain items on that ... The
Board has a little bit of say in
the discretionary area. And,
the capital outlay portion,
which is the 2 mill portion of
the millage ... our capital out-
lay millage is one mill ... Most
school districts in Florida are
right at 2 mills... This is for
capital outlay, not for teacher
salaries. To maintain the fa-
cility, that's what that's for.
5.510 is the discretionary
portion of general fund mill-
age. .079, that generates a
total of maybe $600,000 ...
that's it. If they ,are able to
lower that ... it won't affect
your taxes very much. But,
we're required to have those
two discretionary portions to
receive the total amount of
funding that we're entitled to
... from DOE. So, it is kind of
a :'hands tied" situation... The
entire amount of flexibility,
I'm not sure of...
Mr. Harris might know the
answer to that...
The Chairperson of the Board
asked Mr. Brannon if he didn't
think that the discretionary
amounts on the tax notices was
"small enough"...Brannon ac-
knowledged that but he said,
"...You see that keeps going up
every year!! My concern, and I
addressed this to the County
Commissioners also, their imme-
diate answer was "Our hands are
tied; the state controls our assess-
ments... Brannon exclaimed, "We
have got to address the problem
for property owners within the


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Carrabelle Budget

Gets Final Hearing

By Rene Topping
It took only seven minutes for the
Carrabelle City Commission to
pass a budget of $1,407,535 along
with a millage rate of 8 mills per
$1,000 for year 2001.
There were no citizens present
with the exception of two ladies
who are married to two of the
commissioners, a lone reporter
and newly elected Dr. Edward
(Doc) Saunders who was elected
with no opposition in what would
have been the City Elections.
Saunders will replace Commis-
sioner Rita Preston who decided
not to run again.


Final Budget Hearing
The date set for the final bud-
get hearing to adopt the mill-
age rate and budget of
Franklin County for the fis-
cal year 2002 is Monday, Sep-
tember 24, 2001, at 5:15 p.m.
at the Franklin County Court-
house, County Commission
Meeting Room.
The tentative millage rate of
5.573 is 11.02 % OVER the
rolled-back rate of 5.02 mills.
The total of the tentative bud-
get is $18,095,637.00.

State, and sure, we may not be
able to do it locally, but we need
to start an effort whereby it can
be addressed at the State level. I
heard the same thing... "Our
hands are tied..." "Somebody has
got to untie our hands." asserted
Brannon. He added later, "...The
poor people who buy property
now; their taxes are going.... I
don't know how they plan to re-
tire down here because if they buy
a piece of property now, it's al-
ready inflated, in my view, and
they have to pay taxes on the
market value..."
Mr. Brannon concluded with
these comments.
"I want to make one thing
clear. The St. George Island
people are not opposed to the
public schools in the
county..."
Board member Hinton related his
experience in searching for extra'
funding for the school system. He
talked with Franklin County rep-
resentatives at the Capital,' and
first question they asked him was
whether the Board had assessed
full millage in their discretionary
millage available, and he an-
swered No. He was told that "you
might as well forget any request
for extra funding" without the
maximum discretionary millage
being levied. Superintendent Gan-
der related her experience as well
citing an increase in her property
values from $12,000 to $20,000
because of increased market val-
ues of nearby land. Chairperson
Gander added the same comment
as Hinton; levying the maximum
discretionary local millage was
required before additional fund-
ing would be forthcoming from the
Legislature, and'that adds to the
rising tax levels.


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Guard At APTA

By Rene Topping
The new officers and directors of
the Alligator Point Taxpayers As-
sociation, (APTA) were seated at
the meeting held on September 8
at 9 a.m. at the Alligator Point
Firehouse. The new officers
elected at the annual meeting of
September 1 are President Linc
Barnett, 1st Vice-President John
Murphy, 2nd Vice-President Joe
Hambrose, Treasurer Bob
Burnett, Secretary Beth Hayes,
Directors at Large Mary Thomas ,
Dick Waters, Bunky Atkinson,
Richard (Doc) Carr, Frank Gibson
and Ann Maruezak.
The organization has 274 mem-
bers and have gained 20 new
members this year. Barnett asked
Tom VanderPlatts one of the
members of the Water Board for
a report. He said, "There will be a
meeting of the Board to be held
downstairs in the fire station at
10 a.m. He added that there was
still no approval from Florida
State on the two good wells out of
the three that had been drilled.
He said another well will be
drilled.
Volunteer Fireman John Murphy
reported no fires since the last
meeting.
Barnett then began to speak on
what he called the priorities for
APTA in the term 2001-2002. He
said he felt that redistricting was
a high priority and that it has not
been settled in Franklin. The
members need to keep watch on
their redistricting as a very bad
count was made, according to
Franklin County Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders, who is the com-
missioner representing Alligator
Point. She reported that a Gulf
County prison population had
been counted in as part of her dis-
trict. In order to remedy this the
federal government has to take a
hand. So redistricting in Franklin
may be months away.
Beach erosion is high on the
Pointers menu. Barnett reported
that the Requests for proposals
will go out on the beach
renourishment project.
A citizen then spoke up that he
felt the Emergency Medical Ser-
vice was inadequate in Franklin
and was not good. He said that
his wife was taken ill and at one
time stopped breathing. Frantic
calls were made to 911 but it was
twenty minutes before an ambu-
lance came and it was from
Wakulla County. The Franklin
unit arrived and wanted to take
her back to Apalachicola. Barnett
said that he would look into the
law on this and try to get an an-
swer.
Barnett suggested that a survey
of what members felt was priori-
ties should be done.
Tom VanderPlatts said, "Every-
body on the Point should help to
get more members." He suggested,
that when the survey went out a
membership application could go
with it.
Another suggestion was that the
newsletter be monthly instead of
quarterly informing members
what was happening in the Water
Department, Fire Department and
APECO. Barnett said that the web
site needs improvement and the
organization should update its by-
laws in order to take out ambigu-
ities.
SBarnett said he would like to hold
a special meeting on Saturday is,
but there was a coastal' cleanup
on that date. After proposing
other dates Barnett said he would
try to contact board members for
a good date.
It was reported that an 80 acre
PUD named Hidden Harbor with
52 homes, (it was actually 101
homes,) will be on the September
11 meeting of the Franklin County
P and Z meeting. The developer is


By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle City Commission
got off to a late start on their Sep-
tember 3rd regular meeting. one
reason was that the court reporter
was held up on a court case in
Tallahassee. A good sized num-
ber of Carrabelle Lighthouse As-
sociation (CLA) members were on
tenderhooks as they waited for
their part of the agenda with Items
2,3.4 and 5 all reflecting the pa-
perwork for the City to be able to
lease the lighthouse property.
City attorney Doug Gaidrey had
received the lease, but had not
gone over it in detail, and sug-
gested that a special workshop
meeting be held so that he can go
into the ramifications. The mem-
bers were disappointed, but still
enthusiastic as they left the hall
after agreeing to a date of Octo-
ber 16 at 6 p.m.
The meeting was started by ap-
proving a bill for legal matters
from Gaidry in the amount of


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Freda White. Joanne Diebel asked
"Do we have enough water for this
project?"
Apparently they are also asking
for a commercial zoning just at
the road to Ball Point for a small
grocery store. Commercial
projects have been turned down
several times before as the resi-
dents wish to keep it mostly resi-
dential. The only commercial
properties now on the Point are
the Marina with condominium
units, the KOA Campground and
store along with a small bar.
There was curiosity about some
surveyors who were working on
the beach side of the road at the
KOA R.V. Campground. as to
whether they were working for the
Corps.
According to a letter from the
Corps of Engineers directed to
Senator Bob Graham and copied
to Bill Wargo. Lieutenant Colonel
Michael C. Gladbach in which he
stated that the Corps has received
information from Preble-Rish and
they would use much of this in-
formation to assist in designing a
project to protect the most vulner-
able portion of the Alligator Point
Road that can be constructed
under' the Federal limit of
$1,000,000.
He concluded his letter with the
statement,'"It appears at this time
that the solution that can be
implemented under the Section
14 authority will be a vinyl sheet
pile wall that will "harden" the
shoreline and protect the road."
Wargo said he never hears any-
thing about protecting the beach
environment. He stated in an an-
swer to Graham: "It is a Florida
tragedy caused by inept engineer-
ing at both the federal and local
levels. It is something that should
not be repeated. It has turned our
beautiful beach community into
an unsafe and unsightly environ-
mental slum. A lesson needs to
learned from these mistakes and
something done right for a
change. Your leadership is highly
appreciated by us all."
Barry Poole owner of the Marina
told the members that the restau-
rant will be undergoing a lot of
changes. The bar will be smaller
to accommodate a dining room for
"no smoking" guests. There will
also be a game room for the kids.
He said he was happy to an-
nounce that Chef Bruce
Henderson will be in charge of the
kitchen and dining room.
On the Coastal Cleanup this year
the clean up will also include
some of the interior area of Alli-
gator Point..
The next meeting of the APTA will
be held on Saturday, October 6
at 9 a.m.


Roger Pullium
Roger and Judy Pullium of CEN-
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Island, FL, where 1,200 brokers
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$1,580.82, Baskerville and
Donovan, Inc (BDI) were approved
for two invoices for Sanitary Sewer
improvements for $49,251.00 and
$3,784.26 and one for Timber Is-
land in the amount of $7,808.00.
On a request for approval from
Citizens Federal Bank for a vari-
ance to permit parking on the
Ninth Street right of way, on their
building to be built at the corner
of U.S.98 and Ninth Street. The
request was granted.
Jackson's Auto Parts and Ace
Hardware requested and were
given a 5 foot variance on the east
side of their property situated at
the Corner of U.S. 98 and Seventh
street in order for them to add to
their building.
An ordinance, changing land Use
of a parcel adding lots 11, 120 13.
14, 15 16 and 17 on approxi-
mately 7 acres owned by Dan
Ausley from Al Agricultural to R- 1
single family, was given final ap-
proval. Ausley also was granted
Final Plat approval for the seven
lots.
A letter from the Phoenix Environ-
mental Group was read and dis-
cussed asking for a letter stating
that the Timber Island develop-
ment proposed project is consis-
tent with the Comprehensive Plan
and that the City has given con-
ceptual approval on 171 living
units. The commissioners voted
to send them a letter.
Under New Business:
The commissioners remedied the
fact that there had been no re-
cording of the closing of a partial
alley located at Block Ten in
Kelley's Plat, according to J.C.
Brayton's maps of Carrabelle
dated 1882 and 1887, and ac-
cording to Uriel Blount's map
dated in 1913, The closing had
been approved by the City Com-
missioners of Carrabelle on April
27, 1944. The alley was closed to
make room for a segregated
school. The recording will be done
and that will close a piece of the
town's history.
The Commissioners approved a
lease between the city and the
United States Coast Guard
(USCG), at a payment of $500 a
month. They also honored a re-
quest from the USCG for a heater
in their building.
The commissioners approved a 2
year contract between the City

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Outgoing President Richard
Plessinger receives a model
grader to commemorate his
continuing interest in
repairing Plantation roads.


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Plantation

Owners'

Association

Meets To Discuss

Finances
The annual meeting of the St.
George Plantation Owners' Asso-
ciation, Inc. was gaveled to order
by Outgoing President Richard
Plessinger at 12:15 p.m. Satur-
day, September 15th at the Club-
house in the Plantation on St.
George Island. A few moments of
prayerful silence was observed in
honor of the victims from the Sep-


AARP's State

Leaders Reveal

Legislative Plans

By Tom Campbell
AARP's legislative work in Talla-
hassee was at the top of the pri-
ority list in the meeting August 28
which involved over 200 local
AARP members and state leaders.
AARP's growing role in Florida's
legislature was discussed in some
detail, revealing the organization's
concerns about long-term, Nurs-
ing Home Reform, home-based
care, the need for more nurses in
the present and for the future,
among many others concerns.
The state officer in charge, was
Lyn Bodiford, Florida AARP State
Legislative Representative. State
AARP President Lois Herron also
spoke to the group, as did Bentley
Lipscomb, AARP State Director.
One of the items of news revealed
in the meeting was that AARP no
longer means American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons. Over 50'
percent of the members now
work, so the organization is now
called simply AARP. One might
say that, in the broader sense, the
letters now may be said to imply
"American Association of Repre-
sented Persons." AARP has almost
3 million members in Florida, and
throughout the nation, AARP rep-
resents 34 million Americans
whose ages span more than 50
years. The Association's members
include workers and retirees, in-
dividuals in their 50's at the peak
of their earning years, and many
persons over 80 living alone, per-
sons with comfortable standards
of living and those struggling with
minimal resources.
In 2001, AARP has been seen to
focus on issues that affect health,
economic security, consumer pro-
tection and independent living.
Remaining independent in later
years is becoming increasingly
important to seniors.
State AARP President Lois Herron
said: "Boomers don't want to ad-


tember 11 th terrorist actions be-
fore the agenda was revised.
The initial problem confronting
the approximately 85 home and
lot owners and the Board of Di-
rectors in attendance was directly
related to the tragic events of the
past week. While a quorum was
present, including representation
through absentee ballots, Direc-
tors Mike Doyle and Charles
Manos reviewed the Covenants of
the Association regarding some
proposals to adjourn because of
late mail delivery of ballots cast
for candidates running for the
Board, and membership voting on
the revised Covenants of the As-
sociation. Eventually, after about
1.5 hours, the assembled mem-
bers and Board decided to recess
the meeting for a 30 day period,
but to remain in attendance to
discuss pressing matters includ-
ing the revised Covenants and the
pending budget for 2002. Earlier,
the Board released a memoran-
dum announcing substantial in-
creases in dues for lot and
homeowners, and a number of
attendees wanted to air their opin-
ions on -the subject of financing.
Thus, no formal action was offi-
cially taken by the Board at the
meeting, but the assembly con-
tinued on for afiother three hours,
recessing about 5:10 p.m.
Following nominations from the
floor, and a quick review of can-
didates running for the open seats
on the Board, the meeting focused
on the financial report by consult-
ant John Ralph. Woody Miley,
homeowner, questioned the Board
about raising the assessments or
dues when, in his opinion, a spe-
cial assessment was more in
keeping with the need to address
the financial "emergency", part of
which involved the Board draw-
ing from next year's dues to pay
off bills in the previous year, to
the tune of some $400,000. Di-
rector Harry Topliss had circu-
lated a letter memorandum to the
membership several days in ad-
vance of the meeting, alerting
them to the financial problems
about the growing debt.
A special assessment would ap-
ply to all lot and homeowners
equally. A dues increase would be
staggered with homeowners pay-
ing more than lot owners. Also, a
special assessment would not re-
main effective for more than one
year unless specifically indicated
in a vote. Dues at the Association
have tended to aggregate to higher
levels from year to year.
A budget also had been circulated,
a few days before Saturday's
meeting, but many in the audi-
ence said they had not received'


mit how old they are, but they
want the benefits that AARP of-
fers." AARP seeks to enlist more
individuals as "episodic volun-
teers." These are "doers" who get
involved on a single issue basis.
They spend maybe one or two
days a month volunteering for
work on a single issue important
to AARP.
Some of the important work that
AARP volunteers are working on
is to "monitor the Florida legisla-
ture to make sure that AARP po-
sitions are represented in commit-
tee," according to State Legisla-
tive Representative Lyn Bodiford.
She pointed out that seniors are
often heard now saying, "I didn't
plan on living this long." She
pointed out that "if you are now
60 years old living in this area,
you will probably live to be at least
90 years old." Elders are now be-
ing asked to "participate."
In the Florida legislature in 2001,
the Nursing Home Reform was the
major issue, according to the state
AARP leaders. "This year," they
said, "it is important to watch to
see that the Bill gets imple-
mented."
The most important issue now,
.they said, is the "other side of
nursing home care, and that is
home-based care."
They pointed out that the things
legislators are doing have "real
consequences for real people."
Grass Roots Advocacy comes from
the communities, like Franklin
County, Wakulla County and oth-
ers.
Office holders know, the state
leaders of AARP pointed out, that
their most important goal is "to
get re-elected." In order to do that,
they must stay committed to their
communities.
The state leaders pointed out
that-even though there are three
universities with nursing schools
in Leon County -- this county has
a current shortage of nurses, and
a worsening situation is predicted
for the future. "Nobody wants to


that material, nor the audit con-
ducted by John Ralph, a certified
,public accountant in St. Peters-
burg. Many criticized the form of
the budget, asking that a com-
parative document from one year
earlier be placed alongside the
current budget so a comparison
from year-to-year could be made
more easily. This was a criticism
voiced a year earlier but thus far
ignored. New software was the
explanation given for the lack of
a comparative budget.
Except for one or two Board mem-
bers, only one or two members in
the audience spoke to the prob-
lem of maintaining the current as-
sessments, despite the rise by
$500. Another criticized the lack
of a membership directory, that
had been approved a year earlier,
but had not been produced.
Harry Topliss, in his review of the
budget, added that the auditors
made a number of useful sugges-
tions, especially for the Board to
have a better description of vari-
ous budget categories. Consider-
able time was spent on a wide
range of subject matter under the
finance rubric including chal-
lenges from the floor as to the
definition of "other" categorized in
the amount of some $60,000, and
$35,000 for a proposed capital
expenditure involving new con-
struction of the guardhouse at the
Plantation entrance. In the dia-
logue, especially that of Richard
Plessinger and former President
Rick Watson, it was very appar-
ent that Watson supported small,
"cost-of-living" incremental in-
creases while Plessinger wanted
massive, up to 30 % raises in as-
sessmerits or dues to pay off the


be a nurse any more," they said.
AARP State Director Bentley
Lipscomb said, "There is a great
need for nurses now, and it will
get worse in the future." Young
people looking for a good-paying
job which is a wonderful service
to the community could do no
better than become nurses.
Those with responsibilities in
guiding young people in their ca-
reer choices should certainly re-
member to guide them toward
nursing careers.
Not only is nursing a noble pro-
fession, but also nursing offers a
growing career need.
State AARP leaders are helping to
focus the legislature on those
needs and many others important
to seniors. To learn more, go to.
www.aarp.org/fl, or phone 850-
222-7344.











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growing debt of the Association,
occasioned by "borrowing" ex-
pense dollars against future dues.
Many overtures were made by
Board members that "we want to
listen to the membership; tell us
what you want us to do..."
Another cleavage appeared on the
Board when Director Charlie
Manos, going off the Board this
year, exclaimed that the member-
ship was "shafted" when the de-
cision was made to borrow money
to pave Leisure Lane from the Gulf
State Bank, and then pass a small
raise in dues to help cover the
debt. In the view of another mem-
ber, a special assessment to cover
the paving would have been pre-
ferred, as this is typically a
one-time assessment or a par-
ticular task and affects all mem-
bers equally. If dues are in-
creased, there are typically two
prices involved; one for home-
owner (which is more) and lot
owners.
Bill Hess, General Manager of the
Association, concluded his third
year at the Plantation. His re-
marks included a short talk on
the importance of communication
in association business and the
need for both members and the
Board to work toward that goal.
He also commented about the
shortage of additional help to ad-
dress the many, increased tasks
now performed by the "front of-
fice".
As President Plessinger indicated,
Bob Shiver's security report al-
ways made interesting reading.
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attendees. His report indicated
that there were 3,620 rental
agreements received at the gate
indicating that the Association
also received $90,500 in revenue,
under the $25 charge. Rental-
guests numbered 16,356 from
January to September 2001. In
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drop for the current year. The
count was also down for house
rentals in 2001, as indicated
above. "Short-term" passes to visi-
tors going to the Resort Village in
2000 numbered 1,025 (through
August) compared to 741 this year
(through August).
At the Plantation airport, Shiver
reported there have been 36 land-
ings thus far, collecting $637 in
airport fees.
Presently, there are 24 homes
under construction in the Plan-
tation with 145 construction-
related vehicles coming through
the gate daily, on the average. For
service-related work, about 85
entrees pass through the gate on
an average basis, including
house-cleaning crews,
air-conditioning repair, delivery
trucks, telephone, landscapers,
landclearers and so forth.
A summary table of "situations"
or complaints were listed, includ-
ing 2 houses struck by lightning,
12 power failures or cable, tele-
phone problems, 13 verbal "con-
frontations", 3 physical:'confron-
tations", 4 reported thefts, 7 do-


mestic disturbances, 6 unautho-
rized entrees, 12 nuisance calls,
(such as loud music), 36
right-of-way violations, and 110
"miscellaneous and crazy stuff',
(not explained). The data were re-
ported for the period January
through August 2001.
A thirty day recess of the Asso-
ciation would put the date for the
next meeting of the Association
about the time of the Miami-FSU
football game, or October 13th. At
this meeting, a new Board of Di-
rectors would review the budget
proposals presumably, and give
final approval on that, and the
2001 assessments for home and
lot owners. Stay tuned.


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traditionally PTSA's and PTA (Parent, Teacher Associa-
tions) do ... the Board said they will do the big dollar
fundraising for construction, etc. under their umbrella.
The PTSA will be developing educational seminars for the
parents, through a survey as to what parents want, taught
by our own professional staff. Our staff collectively has
over 50 years of educational experience. Of the 6 teach-
ers, 5 have masters degrees and one is working towards
a Ph.D degree, and these people are very, very well versed
in educational trends, and educational issues ..."
"Educational seminar topics will be selected by the par-
ents through a survey, one being given tonight. They will
better understand the educational process not only for
their children but from the standpoint of all of the chil-
dren in the larger educational Community... That explo-
sion of information and knowledge only benefit way be-
yond the ABC schools ... It can only benefit the Commu-
nity at large. That was one of the other focal points of the
Board of Directors in forming this school. It was not to
become just a small school and build a wall and an elit-
ist program ... It was to literally change the education in
Franklin County-for the better. Those are two very, very
important changes ...


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Principal Weiner mentioned that the school day at the ABC school is
longer, but the children are not bored. He said,
"The things we have mentioned before ... individualized
education and a longer school day. Our school goes an
hour, daily, beyond the traditional school. Many people
have said, "Isn't that too long. Johnny can only have so
much attention span. ..." The reality is that it is not too
long. If children are stimulated, and if children are a part
of their educational process, they will not get bored. I've
heard from the parents so far, they have said, "Johnny's
coming home and saying 'I'm excited. I like school.' That's
the first time I've heard him say that." Does that mean
the traditional system is flawed? Absolutely not. It does
mean though that we need to help the traditional system
enhance their program and the best way to enhance their
program is through competition. And, competition is very
helpful ...
In discussing more innovations, Mr. Weiner added:
'There is an after-school program that is free and op-
tional. Children here are in school between 3 and 4 p.m.
They have a program that starts with a snack. Teaching
them how to do their homework, helping them with their
homework and then going home with some kind of activ-
ity that is enrichment based. Also, in the morning, we
start what is called a group discussion. That's where ev-
ery child in the school comes together in a community
situation,and shares with respect issues that are impor-
tant to them ...
We have what is called the SRA Direct Reading Instruc-
tion program and Saxon Math that are renowned for be-
ing difficult to teach because it demands a lot of time
from teachers. We've made that commitment. We've
brought in Spanish twice a week for every child. We've
brought in creative writing for every child. We've brought
in music once a week for every child. We've brought in
social skills twice a week for every child. And, we have
PE (physical education) twice a week for every child.
I'm very thankful for the Board of Directors support. I'm
very thankful for Franklin County and I'm most thankful
for.the Franklin County School System to allow this
school to exist in a non-threatening and cooperative
situation ...


Children reach out for seeds and water in their first grade
exercise.

this year, not a year later, we are very committed to ac-
countability. We're going to give it in the Fall and then
test ourselves on our accountability in the Spring and
see how we improved. And, we have committed to that
and we are giving it the very first day that the empirical
window opens, which is Monday, September 17th. We
will have our scores back in 14 days and we will use that
information to create personalized education and we will
use ,that information to create personalized education
plans for every student. Not just for the usual 5% "spe-
cial needs" or the "gifted" students, but everyone, with
parental input, based from this Falls Stanford Achieve-
ment tests."
Mr. Weiner described the two innovative programs as (1) personalized
educational plans for every student in the school and (2) the develop-
ment of "educational ambassadors" among the parents of students,
not for publicity purposes but to enhance knowledge of the educa-
tional process through seminars and topics selected by the parents
directly."
With that in mind, the Board committed to hiring a gen-
eral education instructor who is a masters degree in edu-
cation and we will create a general education program
for every child. That means they will be in a regular edu-
cation classroom and setting, age developmentally ap-
propriate. But if Johnny is operating at the 1st grade
level in Math and is in 2nd grade he may be pooled to-
gether with Suzie who is operating too at 1st grade level
but may be in the third grade for General Education Math,
outside the regular room, in order to work on work that
is benefiting them. At the same time, Freddie may be
operating at the 3rd grade level in Math but be in Kin-
dergarten, he would be pooled with other 3rd grade level
math kids in order to challenge him. You won't have to
be either "special needs" or "gifted" to receive a personal-
ized education, unlike traditional systems in Franklin
County.
So, that's one of the first innovations that this school is committed to
and is implementing.
Another thing that this school is committed to, and it
was announced at the Board Workshop last week, was
the concept that they do not believe that education stops
with the students. It really starts with the parents. This
school has made a commitment through the PTSA (Par-
ent, Teacher, Student Association) that parents will be-
come educational ambassadors, not for ABC school, and
not to say how well ABC school is doing, but educational
ambassadors for the community at large. The way they're
doing that is through the unique PTSA focus on Educa-
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If you have kids that are 15 and
younger and they like to fish, you
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On the 6th, the Florida Fish and
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Florida's (U.F.) Sam Mitchell
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There'll be space for 300 kids to
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Kids can be registered for the
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tion Farm at (850) 674-3184. Reg-
istration will end Friday Sept. 28
at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited and
is available on a first-come,
first-serve basis.
"This is being done to give kids a
good opportunity to catch some
fish and make lasting memories,"
said FWC fisheries biologist Bill
Pouder. 'They just need to bring
a rod-and-reel or a fishing pole,
some bait and an ice chest."
Pouder said the ponds are stocked
with channel catfish and each
child is allowed to take five fish.
While the event is being done with
a minimum of rules, Pouder said
a parent -or guardian must be
present at all times and they can
be responsible for no more than
two kids. Also, kids are not al-
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-Worrying about unresolved issues with. a person who died.
The survivor focuses on the days or hours just before the di-
saster and feels guilty about possible negligence, disagreements,
misunderstandings, arguments or unkind words. The survivor
often feels that the person died without knowing he or she was
loved.
-Feeling guilty and helpless because there was no opportu-
nity to do anything.
Feeling overwhelmed, having difficulty making decisions, and/or
an inability to think clearly. These strong emotions can lead to feel-
ings of being stuck in place and unable to make plans and carry out
every day chores.
Temporary memory loss. Both your short and long-term memory
can be temporarily affected by sensory and information overload. You
may experience an inability to remember named or dates for example,
or find that even when you walk just from room to room in your home
that you have forgotten what you wanted to do when you got where
you were going.
Need to contact family members. Not only do you want to be sure
that everyone knows that you are all right, but there is a need to
reach out and touch those whom you love and who love your. The
connection with your support system is very important in managing I
your stress.
Need for information. Everyone is glued to his or her televisions and
radios, hoping to hear that survivors have been found, that the coun-
try is considered safe, whether we know who was behind this attack-,
and if there is anything that each of us as an individual can do to
help. This is a major factor in continued high levels of.stress because
there is no time for the body or mind to relax.
Anxiety. Anxiety is different from fear. Anxiety is a general uneasi-
ness or worry, like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Depression. Depression is characterized by:
-Crying for no apparent reason.
-Frustration and feelings of powerlessness:
-Moodiness and irritability.
-Feelings of hopelessness.
-Isolating yourself from your family and friends and/or social
activities
As a result of any or a combination of several of the above, you may
experience physical problems such as:
-Appetite changes and/or digestion problems.
-Sleeping problems. Most common is the inability to fall asleep
or stay asleep. For a period of time you may also have night-
mares. You may also find that you are sleeping more
-Headaches
-Increase allergies, colds, and flu
-Weight loss
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Reduce the fuel. High levels of anxiety fueled by watching TV, listen-
ing to the radio, and reading about the disaster can be lowered by
limiting your exposure to the sights and sounds of the disaster.
Focus on the positive. Think about the courage and commitment of
the responders, police, fire, EMS, and search and rescue profession-
als; doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, mental heath profes-
sionals, American Red Cross and other voluntary agency staff, and
the hundred of thousands of spontaneous volunteers. Remember that
these are people of all nationalities, faiths, and cultures whb have
worked tirelessly to stand with and for those affected.
Talk to others about your feelings. Understand that they are shared
by millions of people around the world.
Accept help from others. If you need help putting your feelings in
perspective, talk to a mental heath worker.
Deal with your anger. Do not take out your anger on your family.
Unresolved'anger often turns into spouse or child abuse, and that
isn't al all what you want. Strenuous physical activity is one way to
deal with anger. Take a brisk walk, go for a run, scrub a floor, or
clean house.
Reach out. Offer to listen to others who need to talk. At the very
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September 14 October 11, 2001
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Saturday, September 22-Congress-
man Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) will
host an open house for high school
juniors and seniors who are interested
in attending one' of the U.S. military
academies. Students will have the
opportunity to learn more about the.
application process and meet with
representatives of each academy and
the ROTC units of Florida State Uni-
versity and Florida A and M Univer-
sity. As part of the application pro-
cess, students are required to have a
Congressional nomination submitted
on their behalf. Parents are encour-
aged to attend. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Leon
County Courthouse, Rotunda/Plaza
Level, 301 South Monroe Street, Tal-
lahassee.
Monday, September 24-Florida
Coastal Cardiology presents a Free
Lecture open to Public Chest Pain -
Is It My Heart? Health Department
Conference Room, Apalachicola 6:30
p.m. Light Refreshments will be
served.
September 24 28-Meeting of the
Reef Fish Stock Assessment Panel to
review stock assessments on the sta-
tus of the gag, vermilion snapper, and
gray triggerfish stocks in the Gulf of
Mexico. Meeting scheduled for Miami
Laboratory, 75 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, FL 33149, 9 a.m. Will conclude
noon on Friday, September 28.
Thursday, September 27-Apalachi-
cola National Estuarine Research Re-
serve at 261 7th Street in Apalachi-
cola offers a guest lecture on sharks
at 7 p.m. Guest speaker, John
Carlson, Ph.D.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date bf this Notice 09/17/01. Invoice No.. 001
Description of Vehicle: MakeNis Model Stanza Color Silver
TagNo WBH57Q Year 1988 tateFL VinNo. JNIHM05S9JX100983

To Owner: Hubert Coste To Lien Holder:
17750 NW 67th Ave., Apt. 704
Miami Lake, FL 33015-5810


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/10/01 at the request of Abandoned 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 10/18/01 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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FORECLOSED GOVT HOMES! $0 or Low down! Tax repds
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Thursday, September 27-Carra-
belle Lighthouse Association meet-
ing-6:30 p.m. at C-Quarters Restau-
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Friday, September 28-National Es-
tuaries Day Activities will be, side-
walk art scavenger hunt, nature weav-
ing, touch tank, estuary boat tours,
prizes, oyster tonging, Iace painting,
button making, etc. Parking at Scipio
City Marina. Foot traffic will enter at
front gate only. Children m.rii st e i,.-
conipanied b,' an .aid..ltt. Most
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You must be 18 to register for door
prizes.
October 3-Monthly Business Lun-
cheon, of Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce, noon, at Tamara's Cafe
Floridita, Apalachicola.
Sunday, October 7-Second Annual
Tyndall Car Show at Pelican Reef En-
listed Club parking lot from noon to 3
p.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
Awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Entry
and viewing is open to public. Other
activities include kids activities, pho-
tographs and food. For registration
information, phone 763-1695 or
774-1754.
October 10-At Franklin County
Emergency Management Office, '10
a.m. Franklin County School Readi-
ness Coalition meeting. Financial re-
port, report of number of children
served, strategic planning session. Fori
more info, contact Vicky Patterson at
Early Childhood Services, 872-7550,
Ext. 2223.
Thursday, October I11-"The Forgot-
ten Coast Tri-County Chamber of
Commerce Business Social" will be
held at C-Quarters Restaurant from
6 to 8:00 p.m..Invited Chambers from
Apalachicola, Gulf County, Wakulla
and the Mexico Beach CDC. For more
information, phone Executive Direc-
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Tapper Foundation

Grant Enables

Dixie To Perform

For High Schools

By Tom Campbell

According to Rex Partington, Ar-
tistic Producing Director of Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola, "a gen-
erous grant from the Tapper
Foundation of Port St. Joe" en-
abled the theater to present spe-
cial p-rfrornianties nofrA Iv arrIage
Proposal" and "The Celebration,"
classic Chekov comedies, for high
school students of Gulf and
Franklin Counties.

Port St. Joe High School attended
a performance on Tuesday, Au-
gust 2 1, and Apalachicola and
Carrabelle High Schools attended
a performance on Wednesday,
August 22,

Wewahitchka High attended a
performance on Thursday, Au-
gust 30.

Partington said this is the third
season that the Tapper Founda-
tion has made this grant to the
Dixie Theatre, supporting these
special performances for the stu-
dents of Gulf and Franklin Coun-
ties.

He also announced the off-season
activities of the Dixie Theatre,
beginning September 14 with
Ballroom Dancing. 7:00 to 9:30
p.m., and repeating this activity
on, Friday, October 12.
"Exploring Wild Florida" with Rich
Kern will be featured Saturday,
September 15 at 7:30 p.m. The
show will feature "magic slides,"
according to Partington.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 09/14/01 Invoice No. 6601
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model S-10 Color Blue
TagNo D94PBD Year1995 State FL vinNo. IGCCS1446SK110312

To Owner: Timonthy Pullam To Lien Holder: Northwest Financial
352 Bonita Street 2400 West Michigan Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Unit 15
Pensacola, FL 32526

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/09/01 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 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 Stafute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 10/18/01 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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Fostoria Glass, American Pat-
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 09/07/01. Invoice No. 6999
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Taurus Color Gray
Tag No Year1986 tate FL Vin No. IFABP30U8GA220652

ToOwter: Greg Patterson TotLien Hotlder:
2770 Thorton Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
09/06/01 at the request of St. George Island St. Park 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 rale of
5 20.00 per day 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 10/11/01 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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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


21 September 2001 Page 9


Proposed Rule

Would Halt

Marine Life

Feeding

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC),
during its September 5-7 meeting
at Amelia Island, directed its staff
to prepare a rule to ban the prac-
tice of divers in the water using
food or other substances to attract
marine animals. Commissioners
cited the possibility that artificial
feeding may alter the natural be-
havior of marine animals, caus-
ing public safety concerns.
Commissioners will vote on the
rule during their October 31 -
November 2 meeting in Key Largo.
The proposed rule would not pro-
hibit fishermen from using bait to
catch fish.
The FWC also approved a new rule
to reduce the length of weekend
closures to commercial mullet
fishing so the closures occur from
12:01 a.m. Saturday until 12:01
a.m. Monday, rather than the old
closure hours-4 p.m. Friday un-
til 8 a.m. Monday. Weekend clo-
sures take place July 1 Jan. 31
each year. FWC biologists believe
mullet populations can withstand
the additional harvest without
disruption to the species' recov-
ery.
Another new rule approved by
Commissioners provides that en-
forcement of the oyster minimum
size limit be conducted on the
water only. In addition, no one
requested a hearing concerning a
new rule allowing harvest of ocean
triggerfish by anglers and spear
fishermen. The rule will take ef-
fect without a vote by the Com-
mission.
On Friday, Commissioners di-
rected staff to schedule public
workshops regarding a proposal
to close shrimping areas in the
lower St. Johns River in exchange
for allowing shrimpers to fish in
certain areas in the upper St.
Johns River. The FWC also con-
sidered various federal fisheries
management issues and directed
staff to draft a rule to reduce the
daily bag limit on snook from two
fish to one and add May to the
summer closed season on snook
on the Gulf Coast. No changes to
snook fishing rules for the East
Coast are under consideration at
this time.
The Commission also directed
staff to draft a rule to extend the
current moratorium on issuance
of blue crab endorsements.


Management of public hunting
lands dominated the agenda dur-
ing the Wednesday session. After
setting the quota of general-gun
vehicle permits for Holey Land,
Rotenberger, Everglades and
Francis S. Taylor wildlife manage-
ment areas (WMAs) for this year,
Commissioners approved a series
of rules to add or delete acreage
from various WMAs, wildlife and
environmental areas (WEAs) and
mitigation parks. Commissioners
also increased the number of
quota permits for the Osceola
WMA in line with acreage in-
creases in the dog-hunt and
still-hunt areas. Other rule
changes adjusted boundaries and
rules within other WMAs and es-
tablished regulations for fish
management areas.

Timber Island

Yacht Club News

By Tom Campbell
Timber Island Yacht Club (TIYC)
reported last week that the recipi-
ents of the Club's first Scholar-
ships are now enrolled in college.
Jessie Belcher is attending FAMU.
Willie McNair III is attending
Culver-Stockton College in Can-
ton, Missouri. Both students "are
appreciative of our support," said
a spokesperson for TIYC.
It was also announced that TIYC
will be a sponsor of the Kayak-
a-Thon scheduled on St. George
Island for October 6, 2001. This
event is set to bring focus to the
issue of domestic violence, which
affects the children of the com-
munity. For information on par-
ticipating, contact Cindy
Sullivan at 697-4280.
The 9th Annual Boat Parade of
Lights will be sponsored by TIYC.
Each December this event helps
the holiday season sparkle. This
year, the boat parade of lights on
the Carrabelle River will be dedi-
cated to the memory of Dr. Rich-
ard Saunders, who began the Pa-
rade of Lights with his wife June
and brother Tim and Christina
Saunders. According to reports,
June Saunders will travel from
Tennessee to attend the festivities.
The 9th Annual Parade of Lights
is scheduled for the second Sat-
urday in December, which is De-
cember 8. Mark your calendar
and plan to attend.
The next meeting of Timber Island
Yacht Club is scheduled for Sep-
tember 7 at Carrabelle Palms RV
Park at 7 p.m. Commodore Paul
Gilday will be cooking supper for
members. Spaghetti with salad
and rolls will be served.


APECO Chaunyet

Name: Expaiidb
Area
By Rene Topping
The members of APECO (transla-
tion Alligator Point Environmen-
tal Conservation Organization,
Inc.) changed their name to
Apalachee Ecological Conser-
vancy, Inc. at their regular
monthly meeting held on August
8. They will still be mostly known
as APECO as.the new name bor-
rows AP from Apalachee, E, from
Ecological, CO, Conservancy, Inc.
They also have expanded their
territory to concerns on the envi-
ronment in North Florida. They
defined this area as the watershed
for all the estuaries, bays, rivers,
streams and creeks that flow into
Gulf of Mexico. They felt this wid-
ens their activity on behalf of
other organizations in neighbor-
ing counties.
There was some variance from the
original bylaws in that the day to
day business will be managed by
the three officers with four direc-
tors and fifty percent of the seven
shall be 50 per cent to have a
quorum. membership will be set
at $15.00 for each individual
member.
President Roy Durverger said that
basically the organization will be
mainly interested in the close to
home area of Franklin County.
However he announced that Jack
Rudloe, noted author of books on
environmental matters in the lo-
cal area wanted to speak to the
group on a development on Levy
Bay.
Rudloe and his wife Ann, have
been fervent speakers as defend-
ers of fragile environment in the
Panacea areas. Rudloe said that
developer Don Nichols is request-
ing permits from the Wakulla
Planning and Zoning Board for
permits for 45 houses on 70 acres
in a gated community named Levy
Creek Subdivision. He character-
ized the land as being soggy little
wooded fingers that reach out into
the marshlands. He added that he
felt the permits, if granted, would
only push the price up for the
State of Florida who had offered
market value for it.
He asked if members would at-
tend the September 10 meeting to
hear a new proposal from Nichols.
The commissioners will vote on it


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Trinity Episcopal Church will
present a recital "Cynthia-and
Friends" on Sunday, September
23 at 4:00 p.m.
Cynthia Rhew, soprano, will sing
sacred songs, folk songs, spiritu-
als, and operatic arias. She will
be joined in duets by Gordon
Adkins, tenor, Randy Mims, tenor
and guitarist, and Wesley
Chesnut, bass. Bedford Watkins
will be accompanist.
Included in the program will be
the popular Shaker song "Simple
Gifts", the spiritual "Deep River",
and the duet from "Porgy and
Bess"-"Bess, you is my woman",
by George Gershwin.
This recital is free and open to the
public, and everyone is welcome.


Alpha Course

Presented At

SGI Methodist
Church
St. George Island United Method-
ist Church has begun The Alpha
Course, an eight-week practical
introduction to the Christian faith
which offers answers to some key
questions. Each weekly session
begins with an informal dinner,
followed by a large-group learn-
ing time and ending with
small-group discussion and inter-
action. Alpha was initiated in Lon-
don and is now held in thousands
of churches around the world.
Join the thousands who have
found answers to their questions
about life and God and how they
relate.
To learn more about the course,
call Rev. Jim Trainer. at (850)
927-2088 or come to the Alpha
dinners on Wednesdays at 6:30
p.m. at St. George Island United
Methodist Church, 201 E. Gulf
Beach Drive, on St. George Island.
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$19,500 each of the year ending
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The commissioners approved be-
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fee of $100 annually.
Commissioners tabled to the next
meeting a resolution to amend the
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The commissioners approved a
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Superintendent of the Water and
Sewer Department, for compen-
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a payment of $2,040 to James
(Jim) Moore also a worker on the
Sewer and Water Department.
The commissioners disapproved a
request from Mary Jane Kitamura
for non qualified Florida Retire-
ment System contribution paid in
years 1991 through February
1999 in the amount of $1,035.51.
Instead they offered her a part
time job with the City at $9.00 an
hour, 15 hours a week, as office
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(286) Spring Creek Chronicles by Leo Lovel. Paperback,
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(288) Off Camera by Ted
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(263) At The Water's Edge:
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Joan Morris and Bawa
Satinder Singh. Published
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(287) Mrs. IKE: Memories
and Reflections on the
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by Susan Eisenhower.
Hardcover, Published by
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
1996, 392 pp. Mrs. IKE is
full of surprises and new
documents and it gives us
a much fuller and fresher
portrait of both Ike and
Mamie than we have had
before. Susan Eisenhower,
granddaughter, writes with
sensitivity and insight
about her grandmother and
she brings Mamie to life
with fine vignettes and an-
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great deal that was new
about IKE too. Ike and
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(285) War Letters: Extraor-
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(192) Vivian Sherlock's bi-
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The Fever Man, is available
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of John Gorrie, young phy-
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developed to provide relief
.to his suffering yellow fever
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Apalachicola to this day
marks the work of John
Gorrie just across from his
last resting place in Gorrie
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