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Automatic Stay Lifted

Hybrid Net Is Ruled Constitutional
Judge warns that the approved net may become an
illegal net if it is used to gill'90% of the catch.
On Thursday, February 21, 2002, Judge N. Sanders Sauls lifted an
automatic stay which had been in effect since February 12, 2002.
The lifting of the automatic stay allows Judge Sauls', Final Order
which was entered on February 11, 2002, in a Declaratory Judgment
Action to be enforced.
In the order, Judge Sauls found Fla. Admin. Code Rules 46-4.0081
and 39.0047, typically known as the two-inch seine rule and the mullet
rule, unconstitutional. The order also finds a hybrid net, a net less
than 500 square foot and constructed of non-monofilament material
with any mesh size, to be constitutional.
Judge Sauls also found nets over two-inches stretched mesh do not
harm the resource, but protect the unnecessary killing of undersized
fish. These findings were based on the testimony of FWCC's own ex-
perts. However, in the order Judge Sauls warned that an approved
net may become an illegal gill net is it is used to gill 90% of the catch.
The lifting of the automatic stay prevents FWCC (Florida Freshwater
Conservation Commission) officers from enforcing the two-inch mesh
rule requirements and the seine requirements in the counties in-
cluded within the Second Judicial Circuit. The FWCC has filed an
emergency motion with the First District Court of Appeal requesting
the stay be reinstated until Judge Sauls' final order may be appealed.
The State has asserted The 1st District could reinstate the automatic
stay if it disagrees with the findings of Judge Sauls in his order vacat-
ing the automatic stay.


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Volume 11, Number 5 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER March 8 21, 2002



Rain or Shine St. Geo Charity


Chili Cookoff Generates $55,000+


Brings The 20th Year To A Close


Cookoff Goes
On Despite Rain
The predictions for hazardous
weather were reasonably well
known. The weather channel por-
trayed a massive rain belt across
the Florida panhandle, and in-
deed, a look outside confirmed
this with many scenes of dark,
nearly black swirling clouds with
high winds and cold tempera-


* tures. It had rained all Friday
..night (March 1st) and it was still
raining hard at 8:00 a.m., .the
start time for the Red Pepper 5K
Run at St. George Island on
March 2nd. The tents set up for
the 20th Annual Charity Chili
Cookoff had blown down during
the night, and an inch of water
covered the starting line. Winds
were gusting between 25-30 mph
observed Nick and Barbara


Wakulla Fisherman's Association
and Southeastern Marine Resource
Harvesters Association Petition
Governor Bush
Panacea fisherman Ronald Crum has urged Governor Bush to issue
an Executive order allowing all fishermen to use the hybrid netjudged
constitutional by Second Circuit Court Judge Sanders Sauls in his
decision made on February 12th. Judge Sauls lifted the stay auto-
matically imposed on the Crum-Pringle hybrid net while the State of
Florida appeals the Sauls decision to the First District Court of Ap-
.peals. Sauls, struck down the stay last week opening the door for
fishermen in the Second Judicial Circuit (Franklin, Wakulla and
.Jefferson county waters) to go ahead and use the hybrid net as long
as it is not used to gill 90 % of their catch.
The net itself is much smaller than those placed under severe limita-
tions when the Constitutional Amendment was passed by the voters
in 1994, and implemented into the state Constitution in 1995. Those
nets were typically up to 1200 feet in length and up to 20 feet deep,
well over the new limitation of 500 square feet and other limitations
on mesh size and net composition. The Pringle-Crum hybrid net is
only about 190 feet long, and 2.5 feet deep, designed to catch 100
lbs. of mullet or less. The mesh size is larger, allowing the juvenile
fish to escape, thus, as Mr. Crum argues, conserving the resource
and fish stocks.
Mr. Crum conveyed his request to one of the Governor's aides last
week and followed through with a letter dated March 4th. Crum said,
"The request is to allow citizens, statewide, to use the gear until the
Florida Supreme Court resolves the issue." The Southeastern Marine
Resource Harvesters Association has followed suit, phrasing their
appeal in this way:
"...In order for the rest of the state to be able to use the
same nets we are trying to get Governor Jeb Bush to
issue an Executive Order allowing the rest of the state to
use the same nets. We need your help to get the Gover-
nor to do this. Attached is a petition to the Governor to
issue an Executive Order to allow us to use 500 square
foot nets of any size mesh made of any material until the
courts resolve the issue..."
In the meantime, another action filed by Ronald Crum in 1999 has
involved Federal agencies investigating charges that the old Marine
Fisheries Commission, now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWCC) made rules that denied the handicapped.
physically impaired, elderly and women access to the marine re-
sources. The Chairman of the Marine Fisheries Commission at the
time replied to the charge, that the Marine Fisheries Commission did
not have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
when promulgating rules.
Crum's complaint was assigned to the U.S. Department of Commerce,
Office of Civil Rights, Compliance Division, and in early February a
mediation session between the FWCC representatives and the fisher-
men was held in Tallahassee in an attempt to find common ground
between the two camps-the state regulators and the fishermen. Crum
reported at the mediation session that the FWCC General Counsel
Jim Antista stated that the Florida Constitution did not require a
mesh size, although the FWCC administratively determined that a
two-inch stretched mesh was the largest allowable in a
non-monofilament net not exceeding 500 square feet in size.
Should the federal agency conclude that discrimination has been com-
mitted by the FWCC, the penalties for violating the disabilities legis-
lation might reach into a cutoff of federal money going to the FWCC
for various activities, now estimated at about $150 million per year._
Continued on Page 12


Yonklas, the 5K race coordinators.
Nick wrote, "The rain was falling
horizontally, and stung as if it
were hail." The weather forecast
was for more of the same all day.
"The show must go on!" muttered
Nick. Proof once again that run-
ners are different!
Tallahassee's Jay Silvanima led a

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finishing tile of 34 diehard run-
ners through the elements inr a
winning time of 18:58, followed by
Mike Sims in 19:00 and Hobson
Fulmer in 19:38.
Camille Consolvo, a former GWTC
member now living in Ohio, and
just spending the weekend in the
-area, lead the women runners


John Lee (file photo)

Video Camera Found In Restroom


with a time of 25:35, with Lori
Wilncr finishing Second in 27:10
and Amanda Harmon third in
28:40.
Hobson Fulmer was also the first
male Franklin County finisher.
The first female Franklin County
finisher was'Jackie Mossburg, at
age 65 and in that weather, doing
a 39:30.
One had to be there to appreciate
the efforts of the runners. The fin-
ish line people, Dick Dowdy and
George Palmer, went home with
suspected cases of hypothermia!
The good news-the lightning and
thunder did not start until after
the race!
The Cook-offjudging tent seemed
to weather the storm better than
the others, but the time for Plan
B was approaching. Alternate
sites were selected for the profes-
sional cookers and another for the
Cook-off Auction. A list of 161
auction items had been prepared.


. The night before, the 4th Annual
-Preview of original art and unique
auction items had been presented
in the new fire dept. building, lo-
cation of the monthly civic club
meetings. T-shirts, hats, jackets
and other Cookoff souvenirs were
available for sale, and bids could
be taken on the next day's auc-
tion.
Under the leadership of Harry
Arnold, President of the Cook-off
organizing committee, the profes-
sional cookers were sent to the
Island Plantation Fire Station,
and the preparations were made
to stage the auction in the new
fire station. About 30 minutes af-
ter their scheduled times, both lo-
cations were ready and stuffed
with cookers and auction bidders.
Food concessions were stationed
along one side of the auction in-
cluding Dominic Baragona's wild
wine fed chili, the Spratt's chicken
and dumplings, barbecue eats,
Continued on Page 9


St. George Island Bridge Reaches

Next Construction Milestone


Former Employees File
Lawsuit Against Apalachicola

Times and Manager John Lee
The following allegations are taken directly from the pleadings-
unproven charges designed to identify issues for trial. Allegations
are not proof, nor do they amount to evidence.


Former employees of the Apalachicola Times filed a lawsuit in the
2nd Judicial Circuit, Franklin County against the Times, the Apalachee
Publishing Company and Manager John Lee on February 22nd. The
plaintiffs, Jessica Paterson, Debra Elliot and Cynthia Nations seek
damages exceeding $15,000, excluding interest and cost, for
alleged wrongs as a result of actions of the defendants, Lee and the
newspaper.
The lawsuit discussed the plaintiffs common allegations beginning
four years ago, when on or about February 26, 1998, a pin hole lens
video camera was discovered in the ceiling of the bathroom at the
Apalachicola Times. The camera was feeding directly into a video
monitor located in the office of defendant John Lee, Manager of the
newspaper.
An employee informed the Franklin County Sheriffs office of the cam-
era, and on March 2, 1998, a search warrant was executed and the
camera and video monitor were seized. The litigation asserts that the
plaintiffs were "victims of a persistent course of hounding, harass-
ment and unreasonable surveillance." Their allegations continued,
"...During the time that Plaintiffs were injured by multiple invasions
of privacy, the Apalachicola Times and Apalachee Publishing Com-
pany knew of Defendant John Lee's propensities. After the camera
was discovered Plaintiffs were forced to continue tolerating the ha-
rassing work environment, including numerous statements by de-
fendant Lee which ranged from comments on breast size to the re-
mark that "rape was 'unplanned sex.'"
The lawsuit also seeks to identify responsibility on the Times and
publishing company, the employer of defendant John Lee by hiring
Shim without making inquiries into his character and thereafter fail-
ing to act properly when put on notice of employees' prior complaints
of John Lee's (alleged) obscene conduct. The three plaintiffs further
assert that the Times, as the employer of John Lee, allowed the ha-
rassing .work environment to continue by refusing to terminate de-
fendant Lee after the discovery of the camera and video monitor.
Thus, plaintiffs Paterson, Elliot and Nations are suing the newspaper
and defendant Lee for invasions of privacy, and the newspaper for
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Weather permitting, crews began pouring concrete bridge
decks Wednesday, March 6, on the south end of St. George
Island's new bridge, which spans more than 21,000 feet
across Apalachicola Bay. Known as a "deck pouring," this
work marks the latest milestone in the Florida Department
of Transportation's (FDOT) $71.6 million project.
Wednesday's "deck pouring' is not anticipated to impede
regular traffic flow to and from the island.
Scheduled for completion in 2003, the St. George Island
bridge project is the largest "design-build" effort ever
undertaken by the FDOT. As part of the "design-build"
approach, the contract team--Jacobs/Sverdrup Civil (the
designer) and Boh Brothers (the contractor)-work together
to design and construct the bridge.
The new bridge will have 12-foot lanes just like the current
bridge, but it will also have 10-foot shoulders on either
side for emergencies, bicycles and pedestrians, something
the current bridge does not have. Additionally, the new
bridge railing meets the current FDOT crash-test standards.
Another advantage of the new bridge is its 65-foot vertical
clearance at its highest point for watercraft, which is 15
feet higher than the existing bridge.


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Franklin

Briefs

March 5, 2002
Present: Chairperson
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal; Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Clarence Williams.

Seagrass Awareness Month
Polly Edminston's Apalachicola
High School marine biology class
presented the Commissioners a
Resolution recognizing March as
Seagrass Awareness Month. High
School Principal Denise Butler
introduced Ms. Edminston as
"Teacher of the Year" to the Com-
missioners.
ACF Water Allocation
Matters
David McLain outlined the major
issues in the pending negotiations
for the Apalachicola-Chatta-
choochee-Flint River Water Allo-
cation and the on-going assess-
ment of the Draft Florida Pro-
posal. The flow regime and water
storage numbers in the current
proposal were agreed to in prin-
cipal by the Georgia, Florida and
Alabama delegations at the meet-
ing of the Tri-State Commission
in early January 2002. The states
agreed to extend the negotiation
deadline until March 18th to al-
low time to come up with final lan-
guage to complement the num-
bers agreed to earlier. McLain ex-
pressed some reservations about
sections in the Florida Draft Pro-
posal dealing with flows of water.
Under the rubric Monitoring and
Adaptive Management, McLain
criticized the proposal as lacking
in a list of required performance
indicators or objectives that re-
flect on the overall status of the
water resources and the natural
systems that defend on them. He


Willard Vinson


at least three years. There is no
longer a shortage of prison beds,
he said.
Support to Widen
Highway 71
Gary Ross of the Port St. Joe Port
Authority appeared before the
Commission to request a Resolu-
tion of support for widening high-
way 71, from Port St. Joe through
Blountstown to Interstate 10. The
SBoard approved the Resolution.


John Hedrick


Rail Transportation
John Hedrick, President of the
People's Transit Organization,
appeared briefly before the Com-
missioners attempting to present
his proposals for bringing rail
transportation into the Florida
panhandle, interconnecting pan-
handle towns with Tallahassee


day building plans could be sub-
mitted for building under the old
building code. His office received
60 applications for new construc-
tion in the county. The new code
changed requirements for impact
glass, strapping requirements,
shingles, and a general require-
ment for engineered plans.
Wesley White discussed groins at
Alligator Point and requested a
letter of support for his project to
apply for federal funds, and the
Board approved.
A homeowner request to place
their septic tank drainfield in a
county right-of-way was denied.
The Board approved a letter re-
quest to the Department of Trans-
portation (DOT) for funds to com-
plete the St. George Island bike
path leading to the St. George Is-
land State Park.
Mr. Pierce reported to the Board
the problem of flooding in the sub-
division of Las Brisas. One solu-
tion would be to raise the road
and the lift station. The other par-
ties to the flooding situation are
the St. George Water Management
Services and Eastpoint.
Mr. Pierce discussed the possible
acquisition of three houses on
Alligator Point. His understand-
ing was that the county, using
FEMA funds, would purchase the
houses at 75% of their appraised
value. The Board authorized Mr.
Pierce to repeat the offer to the
individual owners, based on 75%
appraised value, for the purchase
of their buildings, "take it or leave
it."

Ambulance Issue
Barry Gilbert, Administrator at
Weems Hospital, gave an informal
report to the Board indicating that
DasSee, the leasee of the hospital
"has met their financial obliga-
tions" to the ambulance service.
Commissioner Mosconis wanted
to meet with Joe Donavan, the
ambulance service Chief Finan-
cial Officer. The bottom line is that
both the County has been paid for
back-rent and the ambulance ser-
vice has been paid, and the March
7th termination deadline is called
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By Rene Topping
Bud Evans, Fire Chief of Lanark/
St. James Fire Department hung
a sign on his firehouse after he
had been turned down by the
Franklin County Commission for
help.
The sign read "CLOSING DOWN
FOR LACK OF INTEREST." He has
been struggling along with a lack
of money for several years and has
now run out of ideas to keep on
serving the people of Lanark/St.
James with fire protection and
emergency calls into Carrabelle.
He had pinned his hopes on a
good response from the county as
the Franklin County Fire Fight-
ers in raising the fees for Fire and
Emergency protection from
the $28.00 fee to $70.00 per
residence.
Evans gave a last try, to get more
money from the Franklin County
Commission, Tuesday, March 5.
He said he has just enough money
to continue until April 8, and then
reluctantly he will have to close
the doors.
The department has seen waning
interest from the Village and the
surrounding area. Evans said
that there is no interest from the
residents to offer their services to
the department.
"My books are open to everyone,"
he says when people accuse him
of misspending the money. He
personally, along with the other
first responders has always an-
swered calls into Carrabelle, along
with the Village and St. James.


Lack Of Interest And Money

May Close Fire Department


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EDITORIAL &

COMMENTARY
March 4, 2002
Dear Editor:
In a follow-up to last weeks editorials
regarding the abysmal performance of
the Franklin County School System.
I'd like to address the following:
How many other school boards get
-paid $20,000 a year? Or at all? Do
the successful school boards of Santa
Rosa, Wakulla and Calhoun Counties
get paid? If so, how much? They're
obviously more interested in the best
interest of their students than they are
cashing their paychecks. Many local
residents would undoubtedly be in-
terested in a compare/contrast article
citing the similarities and differences
between a failing institution like
Franklin County Schools and a suc-
cessful neighboring county school sys-
tem like Wakulla's, for instance. Also,
I'm sure many would be interested in
the percentage of graduates that are
attending universities. There seems to
be plenty of money for computers and
"technology," but to what end? The
guidance counselors are often unable
to xerox transcripts to other schools
in a timely manner. Many bright, ca-
pable students are falling through the
cracks and are not being directed .to
apply to college.
Since the Franklin County School
Board is not doing the job they're paid
a great deal of money to do and are
unable to fulfill their responsibilities
to the taxpayers; why don't they hire
someone who will put together a pro-
gram that works. Something they can
understand, a step by step program.
Paint by numbers. Why doesn't the
Franklin County School Board stop
talking about, ... "whatever" and seek
out the advice of a county where they
are DOING IT RIGHT and copy it? if
they're so interested in helping OUR
CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL,
why don't they combine their salaries
and hire someone that knows how to
turn around the Franklin County
School District so children can thrive,.
grow and learn?
Has the school board considered what
a positive economic impact it would
'have on our area if we had desirable
schools? Then many other good pay-
ing jobs would then be available for
them to choose from.
In search of noble measures.
Karen L. Cox-Dennis


He also said that he has been ac-
cused of having disabled equip-
ment on the premises. He said he
keeps them because the firemen
can use parts from these vehicles.
He got a cold welcome at the
Carrabelle City Commission
meeting when the commissioners
turned down the appeal of the
Carrabelle Department to loan his
department $1,000. He was also
asking to be considered to receive
a donation of a surplus car. one
of the commissioners said that he
felt they could get at least $200
for it and the commissioners voted
to put it up for auction,
Several of the other Franklin
County Fire Fighters have offered
a $1,000 loan that would be con-
tingent upon the county approv-
ing the raised MSBU fees to $70
per residence.
Evans declared that he needs to
get sufficient money to pay up his
insurance, and other necessities
such as gas and repairs to equip-
ment. He needs a clean start, or
he will still be in the same posi-
tion if he accepts loans.
Residents in that area would find
their insurance rates going up
immediately as the station closes.
Lanark/St. James area would
have to. rely upon Alligator Point
and Carrabelle for fire protection
and help from first responders.

Meanwhile, Evans said there are
only 33 days and the doors will
be closed and service will be
suspended.


recommended new language to
deal with that shortcoming. A sec-
ond comment involved Inter- and
Intra-Basin transfers; Intra-basin
transfers were not addressed in
the Florida draft proposal. With
regard to public involvement, he
thinks the contemplated level of
public involvement is, "too little
and too late..." Under the category
"Consumptive Demand Manage-
ment," McLain recommends de-
veloping a plan for the measure-
ment ofwithdrawals to meet vari-
ous consumptive demands. He
sees the prohibition of private law-
suits to force compliance, "greatly
weakens public options to ensure
compliance, or seek legal rem-
edies." He recommends a weekly
review of data and make a deter-
mination of compliance each
week, and publish that determi-
nation on the Internet. There were
also concerns expressed for
drought management and water
conservation measures. Commis-
sioner Mos-conis moved that the
Franklin County Commission
send a letter of support for the
changes to the draft proposal to
the Governor and Secretary of
DEP, David Struhs, approved by
the Commission.

County Extension Director
-Bill Mahan reported that on
, March 12-14, Florida A and M
SUniversity will be holding a work-
. shop to develop the initial concep-
Stual model for a FAMU Environ-
Smental Cooperative Science Cen-
ter in Franklin County. Meetings
will be held at the Buccaneer Inn
on St. George Island and at the
SGibson Inn in Apalachicola.
SMahan also reported on adminis-
Strative progress in the clam
aquaculture project.

Eastpoint Channel
Willard Vinson led a discussion
of dredging in the Eastpoint chan-
nel that evolved into a formal re-
quest for money to be directed to
U. S. Representative Alan Boyd in
a letter from the County Commis-
Ssion. Alan Pierce read a letter from
Sthe Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) about the
dredging project. In response to a
question, Mr. Pierce also reported
that it would be very unlikely that
any construction on the prison
near Carrabelle would begin for


and other cities. He urged that a
complete network of light/com-
muter rail system should be built
covering the Big Bend area, going
into Georgia. "We project the sys-
tem using the existing East-West
and Northwest rail lines through
Tallahassee plus three new lines.
to provide service. He distributed
a three-page memorandum con-
taining detailed plans for the sys-
tem and costs. Commissioner
Mosconis interrupted Hedrick,
stating that the county had no fi-
nancial resources to put into such
a system, and that it was not an
appropriate time to plan such a
system.

Sheriff of Franklin County
Bruce Varnes appealed to the
Commissioners for assistance in
settling a high hospital bill in-
curred in the care of a prisoner
who has since been extradited to
Louisiana. $9,033.53 is owed the
Bay Medical Center but if paid
soon, a discount could be given,
reducing the debt to $7,678.50.
The Board approved a motion for
the county attorney to contact
authorities in Louisiana to see if
they would pay the bill, and to
contact the Governor's Office for
similar assistance. It is likely that
Franklin County would have to
pay the fees.
Director of Administrative
Services
Alan Pierce informed the Board
that February 28th was the last


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EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Letter To The Editor

2/28/02
Dear Editor:
It's very sad to know that the papers in this area need to slam the
schools to get their copies sold. I want to correct you about the recent
article you were so proudly written about Franklin County Schools
being ranked 64 of 67 counties. ou are very wrong and your infor-
mation is inadequate. Franklin County is ranked 58th. We rank right
with the counties of Baker, Bradford, Dade, Dixie, Duval, Hardee,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Osceola, Putnam, and Taylor Coun-
ties. Our schools are not-in the critical concern where as education is
the factor. Carrabelle did not have enough students taking the FCAT,
so they were not scored. This does not and should not count against
them. Of course, Wakulla and Liberty Counties rank amongst the top
districts in the state. I Guess school consolidation says a lot. It's time
for Franklin County to follow suit, because small counties don't need
to be split but united. We have to quit spreading our money out. It's
time to centralize our schools. I am asking the press to please get
their facts straight before they print information making the schools
look bad. It is time for the community to get behind the schools in-
stead of attacking them. Franklin County is my home and the chil-
dren of our community are our future, we need to take time and
invest in their futures.
Sincerely,
Dennis D. Martina
A Reopuise

The Senate Report on the ranking of Franklin County Schools in the
State of Florida is hardly a "school slamming" by anyone, including
the Chronicle. The newspaper reported the score results as released
by the Senate Committee that assembled the report. They received
the information from the Department of Education. Sometimes the
news is very unpleasant.
If you had continued to read the February 8th article (Page 10) and
also the February 22nd response to David Hinton's letter (Page 3),
you would have found the "corrected data" that listed the Franklin
ranking for 2001 as "58th", and the other revised score count due to
the "no grade" report for one county school.
We obviously have very different views about this school performance
as determined by the FCAT scores. I find that "58th" is also totally
unacceptable, although this does reflect a slight improvement over
the 2000 ranking. However, you miss the point.
The inadequacy of the 2000 and 2001 results is plainly apparent
when the surrounding counties are shown, a geographical area simi-
lar to Franklin County in terms of culture, environment and perhaps
political aspects as well. Certainly, there are differences too, but the
Franklin scores are so starkly lower contrasted to the scores of neigh-
boring counties, there are very strong indications that one or more
factors central to the Franklin County system are contributing to
these results. This would appear to call for a more formal inquiry as
to why these results are so low for the second year in a row. What
disturbs me, and a large number of other citizens since the publica-
tion of these data, I might add, is that little is being done about find-
ing out why these results persist. In the same issue, we did publish a
piece about technology in the Franklin system and their latent expec-
tation that those actions might improve overall performance, clearly
demonstrating that the Chronicle is not "slamming the school sys-
tem", as you put it. We cannot and do not manufacture those lousy
scores.
I think the logical entity to lead the District in solving this problem is
the School Board, well paid as they are. Some kind of formal inquiry,
perhaps aided by a paid, expert consultant, shouldbe started to in-
quire into the factors that are contributing to these low scores. And,
there are many factors involved. Even the State Audit Board recog-
nizes the need for the District to develop strategic plans for a variety
of formal tasks, as reported in an article published"in this issue.-
I do agree with you that consolidation is long overdue, but that ad-
dresses program and curricular issues-not student performance on
FCAT scores.
In the coming weeks, there are likely to be others speaking out on the
state of education in the county. When these speaking dates are an-
nounced, you can make the opportunity to attend and question the
advocates. Education in Franklin County is everyone's business.
We have yet to hear from the School Board about these matters. if
they remain silent for much longer, I suspect the citizens will take
these matters into their own initiative.
One could argue, I suppose, that the Charter school movement in
Florida is, in part, a public reaction to dissatisfaction with public
education in areas where the schools have been established. This is a
widely discussed and cussed subject in some circles, including a
member or two on our local school board. Yet, others view the Char-
ter schools as an opportunity to learn from each educational institu-
tion as to the best methods to improve our children's education.


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We are doing a real disservice to the present and future generations
of Franklin County students by ignoring the problem reflected in the
low performance scores. You are entitled to your opinion, of course,
but bashing the press is not the solution to a "58th" ranking. Indeed,,
we do "need to take time and invest in their futures."
Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher and Taxpayer


Franklin County

School Readiness Coalition

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Time: 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Franklin County Emergency
Management Office, Apalachicola
Agenda: Financial Report
Multi-County Coalition Discussion
Strategic Planning Session
INFORMATION: For additional information regarding the meet-
ing or agenda, contact Sue Adams at Early Childhood Services,
Inc. 872-7550, ext. 2223.
The meeting is open to the public and interested citizens and
media are invited to attend.


Capitol Update: News From

Representative Will S. Kendrick

We are past the mid-point of the 2002 Legislative Session and things
are moving slowly. For all intents, the effort to reform Florida's tax
structure this year is dead. The.House voted 99-0 against the Senate's
legislation to allow voters to decide if our state's sales tax should be:
rolled back to 4,5 cents on the dollar from six cents in exchange for
ending tax exemptions on a multitude of goods and services. I voted
against the bill. While most people in this state want tax reform, they
want real reform that addresses the long-term problems, This pro-
posal did not do that. There will still be plenty of discussion on this
matter, but don't expect any action.
A bill passed by a House Education Committee would tie school su-
perintendents' salaries to student performance. The legislation deals
with the issue of promoting third graders who can't read. Supporters
want to make sure that students have mastered basic reading before
moving on. As approved, superintendents who allowed too many un-
prepared third graders to go into the fourth grade would lose some Of
their pay.
Residents who live in a community with homeowners' restrictions
will be able to fly the American flag without fear of punishment thanks
to a bill moving through committees, During the surge of patriotic
display following the September 11th attacks, some homeowners found
themselves in trouble with their community association for flying Old
Glory outside their homes. It's difficult to imagine that we would need
a law to make it okay to display our country's flag, but some
homeowners association guidelines can be very strict. House Bill 177
removes an association's ability to prevent homeowners from flying
the American flag.
The state's windstorm insurance pool faces changes under a few bills
filed this year. Better accountability and consumer protection is the
focus of some of that legislation. The state's Windstorm Underwriting
Association, or Windstorm Pool, was created to help homeowners in
high-risk areas secure insurance against hurricane damage, Follow-
ing the destruction in South Florida as a result of Hurricane Andrew,
many insurers refused to offer coverage in many areas of the state. In
July, the organization that offers this insurance wants a 40-percent
rate hike. Of the ten counties I represent, six are rural coastal coun-
ties. Of those six, only homeowners in portions of three are eligible
for participation in the Windstorm Pool, Homeowners in the other
counties must find hurricane insurance on their own. My colleagues
and I are trying to find solutions to the disparity problems faced by
homeowners trying to find affordable insurance.

The budget proposal for next year has had its second reading on the
House floor; we hope for final reading soon. Of course, the $48.5
billion spending plan will then go to the conference committee where
House negotiating will work with their counterparts in the Senate to
agree on a final budget. Our area, House District 10, fares well under
the House budget plan, I have been working hard to keep House Dis-
trict 10 from getting hit too severely in the next year.
One of the real joys in serving in the legislature is having people from
home visit during the Session. Over the past few weeks several school
groups and county officials from District 10 have traveled to Talla-
hassee to see their government in action..I am so happy that our
young people have a chance to see firsthand how laws are made.
Hopefully, they will understand the importance of keeping informed
on the issues and making their voices heard by their elected repre-'
sentatives. Many of these youngsters are aware that education is the
key concern of most legislators. Perhaps so much focus on this issue
helps the students understand how government works and why they
need to be involved.
Over the next couple of weeks, Capitol visitors will see a lot of action.
We'have hit the Session's turning point where committee and council
work on bills ends and legislation goes straight to the House floor. If
a committee or council up to this point hasn't heard a piece oflegis-
lation, the chance of its passage this Session is pretty faint.


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school year will likely return this summer. A bill headed to the floor
would exempt clothing, wallets and bags selling for $100 or less from
the state sales tax. The tax-free days are slated for July 27 through
August 4 of this year. The nine-day long exemption period is expected
to Save taxpayers about $20 million,
Thiri graders who fail to pass the reading portion of the FCAT test
rmust be kept back a year under legislation approved by the Council
On Lifelong Learning. That bill heads to the floor now. Students who
shw problems with reading would get extra hel to bring them up to
s eed "With their classmates. Parents of a failing Student would be
notified of their child's problem and what the school was doing to
help. There are a few exceptions. Students -with some disabilities or
non-English speaking students with fewer than two years of English
ifStitletion could still move ahead to the next grade.
As always, I look forward to hearing from District 10 residents about
their concerns. ideas and questions regarding the work of the Legis-
lature. Please feel free to contact my office anytime.


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Carrabelle And Apalachicola
A mertber of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be .visiting Carrabelle and Apalachicola on the 1st Wednesday of ev-
erv month so that the people of Franklin County will have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person issues which concern them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has been trained to assist constituents
bwth a variety of issues related to various Federal Agencies. It is im-
portant to the Congressman that his staff makes themselves avail-
able for those who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.

O; office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
S, Wednesday, March 6,2002
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Carrabelle City Hall
SCarrabelle
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
i Franklin County Court House Board Room
Apalachicola


Protecting The Producers

By State Representative Will S. Kendrick and Sally
Heyman
Legislation relating to damage or destruction of agricultural products
or production systems has been written and offered by Representa-
tives Sally Hevman (Miami) and Will Kendrick (Carrabelle) and Sena-
tor Rod Smith (Gainesville). House Bill 1119 and Senate Bill 1772
changes the current law regarding damage or destruction of "agricul-
tural crops" to the now greatly expanded terminology of "agricultural
products" or agricultural production systems. Also, this legislation
ricreases civil damages to triple the amount of the value of the prod-
uct or production system for any portion damaged or destroyed.
-Writing and sponsoring this legislation underscores agriculture's
importance to Florida's economy," stated Representative Kendrick.
.This language gives growers and producers of agricultural products
the potential to recover triple the value for damage to their agricul-
ture products or agricultural production system if willfully destroyed
or damaged.
The term "agriculture product" has been written in the new law to
Cover all Items now and in the future. In current law, only crops were
protected. The new language includes natural products from a farm,
nursery. grove. orchard, vineyard, garden,' or apiary, as well as live-
stock. tobacco. vegetables, aquaculture, horticultural, viticulture,
forestry, aquatic. dairy, poultry, bee, and any farm products.
The tertn "agricultural production system" as included in the legisla-
tion means land, buildings or equipment used iri the production of
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Auditor General Report On Franklin Safety Procedures for Facilities


School District Released


The annual financial, operational and federal single audit for the
Franklin County School District for the fiscal year ending June 30,
2001 was released by the Auditor General, William O. Monroe, on
February 20th.
The Auditor-General cited six findings involving the lack of strategic
planning, needed improvements in security over information tech-
nology, the completion of a procedures manual for "internal control",
the need to provide floor plans of facilities to enforcement agencies
and fire departments, better budgetary control, and a need to im-
prove procedures for processing salary payments. These findings are
discussed in the report, as excerpted below.
Strategic Planning
'The District's planning and budgeting procedures, could
be enhanced through the use of a comprehensive strate-
gic plan that establishes long-term and short-term (an-
nual) goals and priorities. Examples of strategic priori-
ties that might be considered in a comprehensive strate-
gic plan include student to teacher ratios, safety and se-
curity issues, employee compensation and benefits is-
sues, and an appropriate level of fund balance to be main-
tained as a "rainy day" fund. It would be advantageous
for the Board to establish and prioritize its goals in a
strategic plan so that, in future years, the Board's most
important goals would be addressed in an organized and
logical manner ... District personnel indicated that the
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium has been con-
tacted and will assist the District to develop a compre-
hensive strategic plan."

District Response
The District is currently implementing, through joint efforts of the
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) member districts, a
comprehensive strategic plan to guide the decision making process of
the Franklin County School District. The plan will be specifically de-
signed to allow the Franklin District Schools to reach its financial
and educational goals and objectives.

Information Technology and Security Controls
"Security control features are necessary to protect the
integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information
systems' data and resources. During our audit, we iden-
tified improvements that could be made in the District's
disaster recovery procedures. Specific details of these
improvements are riot disclosed in this report to avoid
any possibility of compromising District information sys-
tems' data and resources. In the absence of adequate
disaster, recovery procedures, the District's ability to
timely restore critical operations in the event of a disrup-
tion may be limited."

Recommendation
The District should improve the appropriate control features to en-
hance the security of District information technology resources.
District Response
As a member of, the Gateway Educational Computing Consultant
Project through PAEC, the Franklin County School District'has the
capability to update, read, and print its files and information from
the Total Educational Resource Management System (TERMS). How-
ever, the files are controlled by the Northwest Regional Data Center
and are subject to its disaster recovery plan.
The PAEC member districts have agreed to provide an additional
measure of stability in case of technology disaster at a particular
location by allowing data processing and printing access at any mem-
ber site. In addition, extra payroll and accounts payable checks are
being stored in a secure offsite location in case o emergency.
Procedures Manual On Financial Operations
"The District could; enhance its internal control system
with the development and maintenance of a comprehen-
sive procedures manual pertaining to the District's fi-
nancial operations and related activities. The District has
established a business services function and assigned
and separated various business activities to promote a
system of internal control. District personnel had devel-
oped components of a procedures manual for certain
finance-related personnel; however, as of December 2001,
a comprehensive procedures manual had riot been com-
pleted. Procedures manuals are necessary to ensure ap-
propriate training of new staff as well as to provide an
aid in bridging the transition in the event of a change in
key business services aid finance-related personnel. Such
procedures manuals serve to document the duties of key
business services and finance-related personnel, and may
also serve to communicate management' s commitment
to and support of, a strong system of internal control. A
similar finding was noted in previous audit reports, most
recently in audit report No. 01-109."

Recommendation
We recommend that the District continue its efforts to develop a com-
prehensive procedures manual for financial operations and related
activities.

District Response
The District will continue to prepare a comprehensive procedures
manual for financial operations and other activities not covered un-
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'The District could enhance its school safety procedures
by providing floor plans of its educational facilities, as
required, to area law enforcement agencies and fire de-
partments in a timely manner. This information may be
useful to local authorities in the event that emergency
hazardous conditions occur at District sites.
Section 235.192, Florida Statutes, requires the Superin-
tendent, beginning October 1, 2000, to provide a copy of
the educational facility floor plans and other relevant
documents to law enforcement agencies and fire depart-
ments that have jurisdiction over District facilities. This
Statute further requires that, after the initial submis-
sion of these copies, the Superintendent must submit to
these agencies by October 1 of each year, revised docu-
ments of District facilities that were modified during the
preceding year. Subsequent to our inquiry, in November
2001, District personnel provided floor plans to the ap-
propriate agencies."

Recommendation
, We recommend that the District continue its efforts to enhance school
safety procedures and ensure that floor plans and other relevant docu-
ments are filed timely with appropriate law enforcement agencies and
fire departments, as required.

District Response
In order to enhance school safety, the District will continue to submit
floor plans and other relevant documents in a timely manner to ap-
propriate law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

Budget Administration
"The District's budgetary control process could be im-
proved. Section 237.02, Florida Statutes, provides that
expenditures shall be limited to the amounts budgeted
by accounts and to the total amount of the budget after
all amendments. We noted that, although sufficient funds
were available, one budget category in the Special Rev-
enue Funds was overspent by'approximately $28,000
after Board approval of the final budget amendments.
The overexpended amount in the Special Revenue Funds
was due, in part, to audit adjustments totaling approxi-
mately $37,000 to properly report expenditures for us-
age of Federal donated food. A similar finding was noted
in audit report No. 01-109."

Recommendation
We again recommend that the District provide for proper monitoring
of the budget to ensure that expenditures do not exceed available
resources, and that resources are allocated to programs and activi-
ties in accordance with law and the Board's directives.

District Response
Procedures will be strengthened to ensure that Food Service expendi-
tures properly reflect usage of Federal donated food.

Employee Compensation
"Improvements were needed in the District's procedures
for processing salary payments. Section 236.02(4), Florida
Statutes, requires the Board to expend funds for salaries
in accordance with the salary schedule or schedules
adopted by the Board. Our review indicated that salaries
were generally paid pursuant to the Board-approved sal-
ary schedules; however, we noted certain exceptions as
discussed below:
The Board-approved salary schedules did not address
compensation for work performed in the District's after
school program. We noted that the District paid ten em-
loyees, in addition to their regular salary, approximately
17,000 for work provided in the after school program.
Subsequent to our inquiry, in August 2001, the Board
approved the salary rates for these services.
In audit.report No. 01-109, we noted that two employ-
ee were each overpaid by $979.96, or a total overpay-
ment of $1,959.92, because the payments were based on
a salary schedule that had not been approved by the
Board. As of December 2001, the District had reduced
the salary of one of the employees by a total of $500 to


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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/17/02 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 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
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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78


You and each of you are hereby notified that on 03/28/02 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
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partially recover the moneys overpaid; however, the Dis-
trict no longer employs the other individual and no
amounts have been recovered from the former employee.
Accordingly, the District has referred the overpayment of
the former employee to the Board's attorney for resolu-
tion.
Recommendation
The District should improve Internal control procedures over salary
payments to ensure that employees are compensated based on
Board-approved salary schedules. In addition, we recommend that
the District continue its efforts to resolve the salary overpayments.
District Response
The District has and will continue to improve its internal control pro-
cedures over salary payments. These improvements will help to en-
sure that employees are compensated according to Board approved
salary schedules. In addition, the District is continuing its efforts to
resolve the salary overpayments of the prior fiscal year.

Overview of Student Enrollment and Funding
This overview of enrollment and funding for the Franklin County Dis-
trict School Board highlights the changes in enrollment during the
most recent five-year period and the sources of current education
funding.
Student Enrollment
The District reported 1,398 full-time equivalent (FTE) students for
the 2000-2001 fiscal year, representing a decrease of 44 students
from the 1999-2000 fiscal year. Beginning with the 1997-98 fiscal
year, the adult general and vocational education programs are no
longer funded based on FTE counts but are funded based on perfor-
mance output data under the workforce development education pro-
gram. Accordingly, students enrolled in the adult general and voca-
tional education programs in, and subsequent to, the 1997-98 fiscal
year are not included in the reported FTE for those years. Approxi-
mately 29 students were reported for adult general and vocational
education programs during the 1996-97 fiscal year.
Also, due to changes in the funding methodology, the FTE amounts
shown in exhibit A-1 for the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 fiscal years
do not include students in summer school programs other than juve-
nile justice. The number of students reported for the summer school
'programs during the 1998-99 fiscal year totaled 16 FTE students for
that year.
Number of Schools
The District operated five schools during the 2000-2001 fiscal year,
including one K-12 school, one 7-12 school, two elementary schools,
and one adult school.

Current Education Funding Sources
The District receives funding for current education from local, State,
and Federal sources. Revenues from local sources are primarily gen-
erated by local county ad valorem property taxes. Revenues from State
sources for current operations are primarily received through the
Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) funding formula. The FEFP
formula is designed to maintain equity in funding across all Florida
school districts, taking into consideration the school district's fund-
ing ability based on the local property tax base. FEFP revenues are
generated based bn the reported numbers of full-time equivalent (FTE)
students in program categories during the fiscal year. Each of the
program categories has a weight factor. The product of the program
FTE and the program weight is the weighted FTE (WFTE) member-
ship. The product of the weighted FTE membership and the base
funding level per FTE ($3,416.73 for 2000-2001) established by the
Florida Legislature represents the total base FEFP (State and local)
funding for current education operations. Federal awards are received
for the enhancement of various educational programs, including Title
L National School Lunch, and others. As shown in exhibit A-2, during
the 2000-2001 fiscal year, funding for current education operations
received from local, State, and Federal sources totaled $5,621,716,
$2,541,708, and $1,552,117, representing 58 percent, 26 percent,
and 16 percent, respectively, of total current education funding.



Your Capitol Bureau

By Wakisha Douglas
Nearly $20 million of U.S. taxes each year is spent to maintain the
Apalachicola River system, Yet, stormwater runoff into the river de-
stroys some of the most fruitful wetlands and fishing along the Franklin
County coast.
A budget request before the Florida Legislature seeks $970,000 for
river and bay restoration. The request was sponsored by Rep, William
Kendrick, D-Carrabelle,
Money from the legislature would help clean up problems caused by
stormwater runoff, Kendrick said. And it will help restore tile water-
ways to their original state, he said,
Rex Pennycuff, owner of Fisherman's Choice, said stormwater is a
major problem. "The main concern is the oyster industry," Pennycuff
said. "If it rains more than three inches within a 24-hour period, the
oyster industry automatically closes."
But the major problem is for the workers, he said. "Workers will suf-
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The Apalachicola Bay area produces 90 percent of Florida's oysters
and the state's third largest shrimp harvest.
Kendrick said Apalachicola got $93,000 early in February for river
and bay restoration from the Northwest Florida Water Management
District (NWFWMD).
"We recently gave money to the city to help with the drainage and
pipes," said Georgeann Tenson, public information officer for
NWFWMD. "'There are so many different projects for the river that
need to be funded, but our money will help with the pipes."
River and bay restoration has been a major project for the NWFWMD
since 1998. Getting funding from the Legislature this year would help
to protect and improve water for areas around the river and address
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City Approves

Expansion To St.

James Bay For

Water And Sewer

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle City Commission
held a special meeting on Thurs-
day, February 21 at 6 p.m. The
meeting had been advertised to be
held at the City Hall but was
changed on the morning of the
21st, to be held at the Franklin
County Senior Center.
Item 1 on the agenda was a pub-
lic hearing prohibiting the times
of business for places serving al-
coholic drinks after midnight or
before 7 a.m. The ordinance was
passed providing that no alcoholic
drinks can be served during the
hours noted except for special
holidays outlined in the ordi-
nance.
Item 2 was read by the clerk and
Saunders said the last two lines,
which referred to serving St.
James Bay with sewer be added
to Item 3 and they need a motion
to so change the agenda. Motion
was made and approved
There was also a surprise item
placed on the agenda. It was that
of approval/disapproval for tak-
ing over the serving of water as
well as the sewer for the St. James
Bay Project. Commissioner Ed
Saunders asked that item 3 be
considered before item two.
Saunders said that Florida Stat-
ute does not permit Carrabelle to
go further than 5 miles-outside of
their City Limits to serve an area
with water. City Attorney Doug
Gaidry said, "I'm not aware of that
statute. Do you have a copy of it?"
Gaidry said, "We may have differ-
ences but this will be a wholesale
package deal." Saunders also said
that State Statute 183 401 says
they cannot charge more out of
district. He added that he found
that out under the statute the city
had to have a public hearing.
McCartney said, he would cer-
tainly, of course, recommend to
the commissioners they should
have Mr. Gaidry research it, but
"I would certainly not want it in-
hibit you taking action tonight."
Gaidry said that he is not sure
that the statutes address what the
city is contemplating to do. He
said he believes that the city will
be wholesaling water to another
district even though they are go-
ing to be the owners. He said to
Saunders, "I won't say you are
wrong, You may be correct."
Saunders said, "We have a city
boundary." After more discussion
Saunders moved to "table it until
Gaidry researches it."
He added, "I want to see it hap-
pen, but I want to see it right."
David Butler said that he felt that
the commission should move
ahead. "Has not this commission
approved things before that in
part had to be researched?"
Pat Maier asked if they could get
the attorney general's opinion on
the matter. Saunders said that the
attorney general has already given


his opinion and it can be seen on
the Internet. Saunders did not get
his motion to table as it failed to
get a second.
Bill McCartney, Vice-president of
Baskerville and Donovan, Inc.
(BDI) said he also had a change
in the agenda. He said that since
the Special meeting that had been
held on January 17th, St. James
Bay developers had come to ask
if it would be possible to have
Carrabelle service them with wa-
ter.
He asked that the commissioners
look at one of two options.
The change of agenda was made
on the vote of 3-1, with Commis-
sioner Ed Saunders the nay vote
and Commissioner Raymond Wil-
liams abstaining from voting be-
cause of a conflict of interest.
McCartney said he would like to
take up the two options A and B.
The first option reads: "The City
of Carrabelle will pay the devel-
oper the actual cost of all hard-
ware facilities in place with a
value of $725,000. The City will
then recover its expenditures by
imposing a tap fee of $2,500 or
all water connections. It will re-
quire 290 taps for the City to re-
cover its costs. The developer will
post a bond, which will provide
that all funds not recovered from
the $725,000 outlay after seven
years will be provided by the de-
veloper or the bonding company."
OPTION B: 'The City of Carrabelle
will accept the water supply fa-
cilities from the St. James at a
value of $977,000. The city will
collect fees at a rate of $2,500 and
will remit those fees to the devel-
oper urtil the $977,000 plus in-
terest at 7.5 per cent per annum
is repaid. After the developer has
recovered his cost the remaining
revenues will go directly to the
City of Carrabelle."
McCartney said that the developer
favored Option A, as he would get
all his money back immediately.
He said that BDI, too, would rec-
ommend it as the City would re-
ceive an additional $253,000 in
tap fees, Also with the developer's
bond there is no risk to the City
of Carrabelle.
He had attached a list of hardware
that is in the ground at St. James
Bay now in which it was put forth
was the amount of $977,000 that
had been paid by the developer,
McCartney said that the City will
assume an additional growth and
the resulting increase in utility
revenues.
Also, McCartney said that his
thinking on this special contract
the city can collect more in fees
from service outside the city.
Freda White was asked if people
were buying lots for investment
and she said that there would
probably about 1/3 of the buy-
ers.
Sewer and Water Commissioner
Phillip Rankin made the motion
that the commissioners approved
the plan to provide water and
waste water services to St. James
Development on Option A, pro-
vided it was legal for them to do
so.
The motion was passed 3-1.
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Then there was another motion on
the expansion to Timber Island,
including the city doing the force
main under the river, Carrabelle
Beach, River Road and to the De-
partment of Corrections Prison
facility on C67.
Rankin said there was an unde-
cided problem on the force main
with Jerry Wallace on the Timber
Island Resort.
Jim Lycett asked the city, "So
what I am hearing is all you are
proposing tonight is revenue neu-
tral that there will be no financial
liability to the citizens of
Carrabelle. In other words our
sewer bill is not going to go up
substantially because of any of
these proposals."
Keck responded that Lycett had
heard right. However he did say
that it had been his recommen-
dation to raise the sewer rates,
but for a different reason, as the
City has not developed a capital-
reserve fund for future needs.
Pat Maier: "What about the people
on River Road where there are a
lot of new houses? Will they have
to go on? The people in the city
didn't have to." There was a cho-
rus from the commission of "Yes,
they did."
McCartney said, "I have been con-
tacted by one of the Commission-;
ers from the Lanark Village Sewer
and Water Board about two weeks
ago and they wanted to know if,;
the City of Carrabelle would want,
to assist them in their water and
sewer program. They have very,
high rates there; they don't have
any disposable income; they are
looking at some improvements to
their waste water program. Re-
pairs are substantial. The water
program is O.K. Mr. Keck and I
met representatives and talked
over various scenarios in which
Carrabelle could provide whole-
sale water and waste water treat-
ment if they would transfer their
capital equipment; not their dis-
tribution system; not their collec-
tion systems; not their debt; to the
City of Carrabelle."
He said he also met Jim Lawlor
on a program to be a partial take
over of the two wells, the water
tank, the spray field and the treat-
ment plant.
If the city should be interested he
would continue, The mayor said
he wanted a motion to appoint
Gaidry, Rankin and Keck as a,
committee to talk with the Lanark
Village Sewer and Water Board. It
was approved.
Pat Maier asked, "Do I understand
that our grant money can be used
to do this?" The answer was, "No.'"
The next regular City meeting will
be March 7, at the Senior Center
at 7 p.m. Q ..


Lanark Village

Hears Proposal

From BDI

By Rene Topping
The regular monthly meeting of
the Lanark Water and Sewer Dis-
trict (LVWSD) was held on Mon-
day, February 18 at 2 p.m. at the
Lanark Village Yacht Club.
Commissioner Herschel
Blanchett sent in his resignation
from the board as he had a per-
sonal emergency that will take up
a lot of his time. Commissioner
Mike Hughes was excused. That


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left only the Chairman James
(Jim) Lawlor who said that he
could still have a meeting but no
decisions could be made.
Also present was Bobbye Win-
chester, Board secretary, Field
Manager Wayne Conrad, Engineer
Richard Musgrove, Operator Jim
Phillips and one of the board at-
torneys, Scott Smiley.
Bill McCartney of Baskerville and
Donovan Inc (BDI) and Dan Keck,
engineer, working for BDI were in
attendance at the meeting to
present a possible plan in which
an expansion of the sewer and
water Project in Carrabelle could
be extended to Lanark Village.
BDI is the company who have
been the grant writers for most of
the extensive projects Carrabelle
has been involved in for at least a
decade.
Their latest proposed project is to
possibly be able to serve the St.
James Bay subdivision and golf
course with both water and sewer
services from Carrabelle.
Dan Keck offered Lanark Village
a program that would avail
Lanark Village to share in a DEP
grant for economically disadvan-
taged cities. He promised new fa-
cilities for the district. This would
be on the basis of a grant of 85
percent and the LVWSD would
, have to match with 15 percent.
.Keck pointed out that Lanark
Village's sewer plant was getting
aged and was in need of replace-
ment, He asked what kind of capi-
tal improvements Lawlor might
think to be the most beneficial for
the district. Keck.went on to say,
"If the project from St James Bay
was approved there would have
to be a force main somewhere in
the vicinity of Lanark. It is going
to be paid for by the Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP)."
Keck added, "The next logical step
would be, 'Does Lanark require
necessary improvements to their
facilities?' If so this is the best and
the cheapest way to make it
happen."
He said, "I am taking the ap-
proach to come in and do a pre-
liminary analysis of the water and
sewer systems. You are probably
on the verge of needing a new
wastewater treatment plant. It
must be near the end of its desig-
nated life and is costing money to
keep it up."
He went on to say Carrabelle is in
the process of getting a brand new
sewer plant that will process 8.5
million gallons a day and it could
be extended by 1.5 million gallons
per day. He added, 'The plant will
also be an advanced process
plant."
Keck presented preliminary es-
timate of what it would cost. Tak-
ing the fact that Lanark has 440
sewer customers and 492 water
customers.

WHOLESALE RATES
Sewer Base rate per month-
$9100.00
Amount per gallon would be $0.85
Water Base rate per 1,000 gals-
$0.40

REVENUE/DEBT SERVICE
Based upon the last 12 months of
actual flows (2001)
Sewer revenue-$126,644.00 per
year


Water revenue-$149,246.00 per
year
Total revenue-$275.890.00 per
year
Bonds/Debt Service--$78,000.00
per year
Net Revenue-$199,890.00 per
year

WHOLESALE COST
Based upon last 12 months of ac-
tual Jlows (2001)
Sewer Flow-15,910,400 gallons
per year
Water Flow-25,500,000 gallons
per year
Sewer Cost-$109,200.00 +
$13,524.00 $122,724.00
Water Cost-$24,000.00 +
$10,220.00 $34,220.00
Total Wholesale Cost =
$156,944.00
Keck said it would be a WIN, WIN
situation for Lanark Village and
for Carrabelle.
Musgrove remarked that the Dis-
trict had sent a proposal to St
James Bay and got no response.
He added, "The State's indication
was if there was something rea-
sonable to be kicked into Lanark
from St. James Bay there was
money to do it. Carrabelle is not
the only recipient of State funds
in the area."
He went on to say, "The entity St.
James Bay never responded."
McCartney remarked, "Do you
know why? Because they cut a
deal with another service."
Musgrove responded, "That's not
a way to be a good neighbor,"
McCartney said, "We see this as a
real opportunity for Carrabelle to
move ahead and we think it is cost
effective for Lanark Village to go
with them."
He went on to say, Are you in-
terested in the proposal here?
We've got to move ahead as quick
as we can."
Lawlor responded, I can't do this
today, I have to sit down with my
advisors and look into it. If we
decided to go, we would have to
put a notice in the paper 10 days
ahead for a public meeting. There
is no way I can say this is bad,
good or indifferent without hav-
ing a public meeting."
McCartney pressed the question
asking the Lanark Village come up
with a proposal.
SSmiley said, "A lot has been said,
and a lot has been thrown out. It
would be easier for us to be in
position to respond. It would be
much easier if we had in hand
what you are proposing."
McCartney said, "If we miss this
window of opportunity to use
state of Florida Grant funds to
upgrade Lanark Water and Sewer
program we have lost it for for-
ever."
Once again Lawlor explained that
he could not do anything and re-
peated that he would only be able
to answer after he had had a
workshop meeting and then he
would have to go to a public meet-
ing before he could get approval.
Keck said that he needed to know
if Lanark Village is interested by
the regular meeting of City of
Carrabelle on March 7. Lanark
Village presently are waiting for
the city to come up with a written
Proposal. Lawlor said, "If it looks
yes or no, I will then get in touch."


Update On

Humane

Society Events

By Rene Topping
The members of the Franklin
County Humane Society (FCHS)
have been very busy during the
months of January and February.
On January 17, a slate of officers
and directors was offered. The fol-
lowing people were chosen at the
meeting on January 30th: Presi-
dent Ray Finn, Carrabelle; Vice


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Secretary, Rene Topping,
Carrabelle; Directors, Vicki
Barnett, Alligator Point and Dr.
Hobson Fulmer, Eastpoint.
These people accepted their of-
fices at the January 30th meet-
ing. The board is still looking for
two more directors and would be
glad to have any dedicated ani-
mal lover apply.
Also, in the last month of Decem-
ber, 2001, a committee was
formed to put together a new
event for the FCHS. Jeanni
McMillian, of St. George, was the
inspiration for the dinner and art
auction as she headed up the
makings and presentation of the
new event whimsically called
"ARTS FORARF." This was a din-
ner meal at Chef Eddie's with
$75.00 per person tickets. The
following noted local artists do-
nated their works of art for the
auction: Marilyn Bean, Paula
Harmon, Beth Appleton, Tom
Tiffin, Lacey Tiffin, Tiffany Tiffin,
William Trotter, Richard Bickel,
Susan Richardson, Kristin Ander-
son, Cass Allen and Veronica
Plaut of Atlanta.
Jeanni said that the artists were
wonderful, "They gave us their
precious talent to make money to
help the animals of Franklin
county." She also wanted to thank
those businesses who sponsored
the event by saying, "These are
people we can rely on and they
have never turned us down.
Please accept our undying grati-
tude."
The art auction was a big success,
and along with the dinners and
donations from people who could
not come but wanted to help
brought a net amount of $12,620.
All in all, she said that 367 people
contributed in many ways to
make the event a success.
Then, on February 23rd, the BOW
WOW BALL opened the social sea-
son for St. George. All of the mon-
ies derived from this event are
held in a special fund and are
used only for helping people who
do not have the money for the fees
and would like to have a compan-
ion friend in a cat or a dog.
This was the THIRTEENTH BOW
WOW BALL. This event was
hatched on the Gibsdn Inn porch.
Dr. Gross, MD a podiatrist, (now
deceased) was the President of the
FCHS and the members were
working hard to provide funding
to build the shelter. Dr. Gross was
searching for ideas to use as an
event.
The group of sundowners tossed
ideas around and as it was near
to St. Valentine's Day, they laugh-
ingly called it a Ball. It actually is
a "come as you are event."
There could not have been a bet-
ter place on the St. George island
than Harry "A's". It has been held
there each successive February.
Again, this year the event was
successful. Gayle Dodds said, "I
cannot say enough about the res-
taurants who furnished such
good food." The Apalachicola IGA
donated the hams and the Piggly
Wiggly donated the turkeys. The
restaurants who contributed are;
Oyster Cove, Juice and Java, The
Blue Parrot, Island Oasis, Para-
dise Cafe, B.J. Pizzas, That Place
on 98, Julia Maes, Harry's Res-
taurant, Seafood Reef, The Hut,
Chef Eddies and Apalachicola
Grill. And who can forget the huge
pot of heavenly chicken and
dumplings that is supplied each
year by Nell and John Spratt.
Gayle said, "The food was great,
the band was great and all the
folks who came seemed to have a
great time." In addition to buying
the entrance ticket, the guests
brought the usual stack of food
for the shelter animals.
"Cruze Control," the band that
plays at Universal studios at
Jimmy Buffett's place in
Margaritaville was brought to the
island by the new President of the
Humane Society, Ray Finn. They
play the music of the 60's and 70's
and they sure struck a good note
with the audience. The band
played until the wee hours of the
morning.
Not including the stack of dog and
cat food, the Humane Society net-
ted $4,002 for the Spay and Neu-
ter Fund.
The outgoing President Gayle
Dodds and the outgoing Vice
President Jeanni McMillian joined
to say, "Where else but Franklin
County would you meet up with
so many people who will come to
your aid when you are really in
need. Please accept our grateful
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Second Circuit

Court Report

October 15, 2001
By Sue Cronkite

The Honorable F. E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger
All persons listed below are presumed innocent
until found guilty in a court of law.

ARRAIGNMENTS
Beebe, Dennis Lake: Charged with two counts of grand theft. According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On August 25, 2001.
an officer was dispatched to 307 NW 3rd St. in Carrabelle where jewelry val-
ued at $1.150 had been reported stolen. On that same date an officer was
dispatched to 205 NW 2 d St. on a report of television, VCR and other equip-
ment at an estimated value of $1,270 having been stolen. Prints were taken
by the officer at both residences and sent to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) crime lab. When defendant was told Sept. 7 that his
prints were found at the residences he confessed and said he had stolen the
materials to swap for crack cocaine and asked for rehabilitation for his addic-
tion. Upon arraignment the defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial
conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr.: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforce-
ment officer. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly oc-
curred: On September 4, 2001, officers were conducting a surveillance of sus-
pected narcotics activity in Carrabelle when they witnessed what they sus-
pected to be a drug buy on 7th Street. They heard a lot of yelling and saw a
white male on a bicycle being chased off the road by a vehicle with two men
inside. Officers caught the men. The defendant entered a written plea of not
guilty. Pretrial conference was set for November 19, 2001. Atty. Ryan Davis
represented the defendant.
Brannan, Shirl Evans: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. Was
also charged with resisting officer with violence in violation of probation ar-
raignment. The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial confer-
ence set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
SBurns, Calvin R.: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement of-
ficer, reckless driving, and possession of controlled substance. According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 4, 2001,
officers were conducting a surveillance of suspected narcotics activity in
Carrabelle when they witnessed what they suspected to be a drug buy on 7th
Street. They heard a lot of yelling and saw a white male on a bicycle being
chased off the road by a vehicle with two men inside. Officers caught the men.
Later that day the vehicle was searched after being towed where a flashlight
was found, in the front seat containing a white substance which tested posi-
tive for crack cocaine. -The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial
conference was set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with burglary of a structure and criminal mis-
chief third degree felony. According to probable cause report, the following
allegedly occurred: On September 6, 2001, an officer responded to an alarm
call at Gulf State Bank in Apalachicola and discovered the west side entrance
door window broken. After viewing a videotape the defendant was identified.
Pretrial hearing was set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the de-
fendant.
Campbell, Robert L.: Charged with grand theft and obtain or attempt to ob-
tain controlled substance by fraud. Pretrial conference on the controlled sub-
stance charge was set for November 19, 2001. On the grand theft charge the
defendant entered a written plea of not guilty and the state chose not to pros-
ecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Castoldi, John: Charged with grand theft. Probable cause report published
previously. The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty at arraignment.
The state chose not to prosecute. Atty. Jan Hevier represented the defendant.
Cooper, Axon Robert: Charged with shooting into occupied vessel and im-
proper exhibition dangerous weapon. The defendant entered a written plea of
not guilty. The state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
Coulter, James Earl: Charged with burglary of a structure and grand theft.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Au-
gust 22, 2001, officers were dispatched to Gibson Rd. in Apalachicola where
they were told stolen electronic items from a shed had been placed in a croaker
sack in back of a truck. When arrested the defendant told the officers that he
was responsible and: had placed the items in the truck:The defendant-entered
a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set at November 19. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Creek, Jason Lee: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 6, 2001, it was re-
ported by the manager of E-Z Serve Store No. 4385 that $600 was missing
from the store's safe .while the defendant was being trained. After officers
viewed a video tape the defendant was charged with the theft. The defendant
entered a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference set for November 19,
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Ellis, David P.: Charged with grand theft third degree. Probable cause previ-
ously published. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial confer-
ence set for Nov. 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Gloria Vickery: Charged with three counts of tampering with witness.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On at
least three occasions the defendant was reported to have solicited untruthful
testimony in a court proceeding, offering money and other services in an effort
to persuade testimony in favor of her son. The defendant entered a plea of not
guilty and an appointment was set with a public defender. Pretrial conference
set for November 19, 2001.
Frink, Frank Elgie Sr.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon
and criminal mischief. According to probable cause report, the following alleg-
edly occurred: On August 25, 2001, an officer was dispatched to the Seabreeze
Campground in reference to a reckless driver. The officer was told that the
defendant had tried to run over his own son. The defendant entered a plea of
not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for November 19, 2001.
Harper, Toni Kaim: Charged with possession of controlled substance and
grand theft third degree. Probable cause previously published. The state chose
not to prosecute on controlled substance charge as part of plea agreement on
grand theft charge to which defendant entered a plea of no contest. Defendant
-received two years probation, standard drug conditions, was ordered to pay
$2,000 restitution and $295 court costs. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.'
Harrell, Deneen C.: Charged with workers compensation fraud and grand
theft. Probable cause previously published. Arraignment continued to November
19, 2001.
Hensley, Larry L.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Sep-
tember 1, 2001, officers were called in reference to the defendant entering a
home and threatening violence with a gun. Officers also found guns in a shed
at the home. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. The state chose
not to prosecute. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Hester, Frances: Charged with worthless check over $150. Defendant failed
to appear, $565 cash bond forfeited, and arrest warrant issued.


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revoked. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On August 27. 2001, an officer responded to a report of a car horn being
sounded in front of an Apalachicola residence. When he approached the car it
drove off, weaving down Highway 98. After following the vehicle some distance
with police car lights flashing, the defendant stopped and was given a field
sobriety test, which was failed. Pills were found in the car, and the defendant
was found to be driving with a suspended license. Defendant entered a writ-
ten plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for November 19, 2001. Atty.
J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Hurd, Preston Wayne: Charged with aggravated battery of pregnant victim.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Sep-
tember 3, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 401 24th Street, Apt. 3C in
Apalachicola in reference to a domestic dispute. When the officer arrived he
was met with complaints that the defendant had thrown the victim to the floor
and kicked her. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was
set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Johannsson, Robert M.: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
and possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. Probable cause previously
published. Defendant failed to appear for arraignment, $7,000 bond was for-
eited and a warrant issued for his arrest.
Neel, Kimberly J.: Charged with aggravated battery, one count: trespass.
four counts; drug possession marijuana under 20 grams, two counts: and
drug paraphernalia use or possession, three counts. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 7, 2001, an of-
ficer was dispatched to the Fun Park "Putt & Fuss" in Eastpoint, to a fight
between two men and attack of the owner's daughter with pepper spray. An-
other officer observed a white truck leaving the establishment and followed it
and detained the defendant and passenger Jefferson Brook Vonier, later plac-
ing them under arrest. Marijuana, rolling papers, and pepper spray were found
in defendant's purse. Steiger represented the defendant.
Price, Jeffrey L.: Charged with interference with custody. Probable cause
previously published. Pretrial conference set for November 19, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Prince, Edward: Charged with grand theft. Probable cause previously pub-
lished. The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference
set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pullam, Timothy C.: Charged with two counts of sexual battery and driving
under influence 3 rd degree felony. According to probable cause report, the
following allegedly occurred: On September 10, 2001, a sexual battery com-
plaint was received by the Franklin County Sheriffs Department. Officers
were dispatched and the defendant was identified by the victim. Police fol-
lowed the defendant's truck and after giving sobriety tests the defendant was
arrested. On the DUI charge the state chose not to prosecute. On the sexual
battery charge pretrial conference set for November 19, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Rowland, Robert Lewis: Charged with burglary of dwelling. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On June 28, 2001 an of-
ficer was contacted about firearms recovered in Tallahassee from a house
burglary in Carrabelle. The Leon County investigator said he had a subject in
jail who knew about the burglary.,The inmate told about,three men removing
guns and money from a residence on River Rd. The recovered firearms were
returned to the owner, but $3,599 in firearms and $300 in cash were not
recovered. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Arraignment was
continued to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.


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Tomlin, Cynthia Farland: Charged with grand theft and uttering a forged
check. Probable cause previously published. Defendant entered a written plea
of not guilty and arraignment was continued to Decemberl7, 2001. Atty. Rachel
Chesnut represented the defendant.
Walden, Lisa: Charged with grand theft. Probable cause previously published.
Arraignment was continued to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Wallace, Darren Lee: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm and
edly occurred: On August 20, 2001, an officer was dispatched to the Jr. Food
Mart pay phones and was told a woman had been taken hostage at Ed's Place
said the defendant had pulled a knife on her and beat her on the head. The
victim was taken to Weems Hospital and treated at the emergency room. In
another incident it was reported that the defendant beat a woman with a stick
and demanded money. When advised she didn't have money, the defendant
was said to have beaten the woman some more, hitting her in the back of the
head with a shovel. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty on both
charges. Pretrial conference on both charges was set for November 19, 2001.
Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Welsh, James J.: Charged with exploitation of elderly. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 16, 2001, an officer
was dispatched to Harbor Breeze in Carrabelle where he was told that the
defendant had been caught obtaining a check from a resident there for $2,000
and stating that it was for $200 for car repairs. Defendant later told an inves-
tigator he had taken more than $10,000 from the victim over a four-year
period and signed a statement that he would repay the money at $1,000 a
month. Arraignment was continued to November 19, 2001.
White, Arthur S.: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On August
22, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 199 13th Street in Apalachicola and
was told the defendant had pushed a woman through a window. Pretrial con-
ference was set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
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Williams, Evelyn: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
battery domestic violence. Probable cause previously published. The state chose
not to prosecute.
Williams, Melissa: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
battery. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On August 23. 2000. an officer was dispatched to 1006 N.E. First Street in
Carrabelle where he was told the defendant had attacked her husband, slapped
him around, and threatened him with a knife. Pretrial conference was set at
November 19. 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Zabielski, Michael: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On July
29, 2001. an officer was checking pawn ticket records and found that the
defendant had pawned a gun. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. An
appointment was made with a public defender and pretrial conference set at
November 19. 2001.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Barber, Dallas B.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon, two
counts of resisting office with violence, and two counts of battery. Pretrial
conference continued to November 19, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented
the defendant.
Barber, Melanie D.: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim. The
state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Kevin Lee: Charged with attempted first degree murder with firearm.
Motion for pretrial detention denied with bond set at $50,000, 8 p.m, curfew.
live with parents, employed. Trial set for November 19, 2001. Atty. Anthony J.
Natale represented the defendant.
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Trial by jury set for October
17, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Cooper, Charlie: Charged with uttering a forged check, sale of imitation crack
cocaine, and sale of controlled substance. Trial by jury set for November 19.
2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Critton, Samuel: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued
to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Croom, Twoyne S.: Charged with child abuse, battery domestic violence, crimi-
nal mischief third degree felony. State chose not to prosecute. Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession outboard motor serial number re-
moved. Pretrial conference continued to November 19, 2001, with trial set for
November 21, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Davis, Clinton W.: Charged with.dealing stolen property, two counts posses-
sion of controlled substance, possession less than 20 grams marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia. The state chose not to prosecute on all but
-dealing stolen property charge. In a violation of probation hearing defendant
was charged with battery on law enforcement officer. Pretrial conference con-
tinued to November 19, 2001, with trial set for November 21, 2001. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. At
pretrial conference bond reduced to $2,500 with leg monitor to be removed if
bond posted. Set for trial November 19, 2001. Atty. Robert Rand represented
the defendant.
Fordham, Virginia K.: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. State chose
not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.




CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 02/25/02 Invoice No. 7298'
Description of VeBicle: Make Ford Model Taurus Color Blue
Tag No No Tag Year 1987 tate FL inNo. IFABP50DOHA230346
To Owner: John Davis Shiver To Lien Holder: R & D Auto Sales
P.O. Box 394 104 West Highway 98
Eastpoint, FL 32328 Eastpoint, FL 32328


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/20/02 at the request of Deborah Moses that said vehicle is in.its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
to;ing, storage and: o-i The vehicle will be :tldJ a!'r 35 days from the date of
impound free of pi'r liens. Payment by the above date oftotfi~ li'the amount
$ 230.00- plus. storage charges occurihg at the rate of $ 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 03/28/02 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
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Glenn, Gerald D.: Charged with three counts of sexual battery by one in
familial authority, and two counts lewd and lascivious assault or act. Trial set
for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Gloner, Joseph R.: Charged with sexual battery with deadly weapon. Trial set
for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Graham, Anthony J.: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act. The
state chose not to prosecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
dant.
Houston, Eddie F.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Pretrial conference continued to November 19, 2001, with trial set for Novem-
ber 21, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
James, Jason Paul: Charged with possession of outboard motor serial num-
ber removed. Trial continued to November 19. 2001.
Jones, Royce Lee m: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and aggravated
battery with deadly weapon. The state chose not to prosecute. Atty. John C.
Kenny represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and
one count aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Trial continued to Novem-
ber 19, 2001. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Jones, Travis: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Defendant entered
a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 35 days with credit for
time served 35 days, three years probation, standard drug conditions, to pay
$295 court costs. Steiger represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with lewd or lascivious act in presence of child under
16 years of age. Defendant entered a plea of no contest. Pre-sentence investi-
gation ordered, with pre-disposition report. Sentencing set for November 19.
2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Lewis, Barbara: Charged with public assistance fraud. Trial deferred by pros-
ecution agreement. Steiger represented the defendant.
Martina, Alvin Glen Sr.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest, received two years probation, ordered
to write letter of apology, and pay $295 court costs. Steiger represented the
defendant.
McCullough, David P.: Charged with worthless checks over $150. Trial set
for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Norris, Kevin S.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. State
chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two -c6unts sale of controlled substance, one
count possession of controlled substance. Trial continued to November 19,
2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert, Jr.: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance.
Trial continued to November 19, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
defendant.
Sanders, Anthony: Charged with sale of imitation crack cocaine and sale of
controlled substance. Violation of probation hearing and trial continued to
November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Carl: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. The
state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Seaburn, Westley: Charged with attempted first degree murder with firearm.
Trial set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Taylor, Sammy L.: Charged with sale of controlled substance, possession of
controlled substance intent to deliver, possession of cannabis, and resisting
arrest without violence. Pretrial conference continued to November 19, 2001,
with trial set for November 21, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with 13 counts of uttering a forged check,
resisting arrest without violence, attempted burglary of a structure, and crimi-
nal mischief $200 to $1,000. Defendant entered a guilty plea on resisting
arrest without violence, and entered a plea of no contest on attempted bur-
glary of a structure and criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. Defendant was
adjudicated guilty, received 42 months in the Department of Corrections, with
credit for time served 223 days, drug counseling, with restitution to be re-
served. On uttering a forged check charges defendant was adjudicated guilty,
received three years probation consecutive, restitution to be paid and stan-
dard drug conditions. May be administrative after restitution paid and 1/2 of
terms met. Also admitted to and was found to be guilty of violation of proba-
tion. Probation terminated. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Tirado, Jeremy Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance and
attempted possession of controlled substance. Defendant entered a plea of no
contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 12 months probation. May be ad-
ministrative after 1/2 of all conditions met. Atty. Hoot Crawford represented
the defendant. '
Walden, Clara Alice: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Pretrial con'
ference continued to November 17, 200 i. with trial set for November 19,2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Darren Lee: Charge with sale of controlled substance. Pretrial confer-
ence continued to November 19, 2001. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the
defendant.
Wallace, Kenneth L.: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of controlled
substance and two counts of sale of controlled substance. on charge of sale of
substance in lieu of controlled substance, state chose not to prosecute. On
two counts of sale of controlled substance defendant entered a plea of no
contest, was adjudicated guilty, received two years probation, one year com-
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CLAIM OF IEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 02/25/02 Invoice No. 7651
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Neon Color Blue
Tag N BZY1425 Year 1995 state PA inNo. IP3ES42C6SD212704
To Owner: Mark R. Helfrick To Lien Holder:
22 Cottage Street, Apt. A
Waynesboro, PA 17268


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/21/02 at the request of Ken Bowman 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
$ 150.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 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 03/28/02 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.

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P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
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rent, standard drug conditions, and to pay court costs of $295 and $100 to
FDLE. Steiger represented the defendant.
Weaver, Wendell W.: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis
and resisting arrest with violence, also violation of probation. Pretrial confer-
ence continued to November 19, 2001, with trial set for November 21, 2001.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Whitaker, Michael F.: Charged with grand theft. State chose not to pros-
ecute. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Williams, James: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Trial set for De-
cember 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION
Anderson, Michael James: Charged with burglary of a structure. Hearing
continued to November 19. 2001. R. Timothy Jansen represented the defen-
dant.
Ayalla, Diana: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Hearing continued
to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brannan, Shirl Evans: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Hearing
reset for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Friddle, Mitchell: Charged with four counts of burglary of a dwelling. Hear-
ing continued to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing stolen property. Appointment made with
public defender and hearing continued to November 19, 2001.
Rosier, Andre Nathaniel: Charged with possession of cocaine and possession
of cocaine with intent to sell. Appointment made with public defender and
hearing continued to November 19, 2001.
McNally, David E.: Charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police office.
An appointment was made with public defender and hearing continued to
November 19, 2001.
Fedd, Jermaine: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. Hear-
ing set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Kennedy, Patricia: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Probation termi-
nated. Steiger represented the defendant.
Madison, Sean R.: Charged with possession of cocaine, possession of can-
nabis, and possession of crack cocaine. Bond withdrawn on failure to appear
and arrest warrant issued. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
State chose not to prosecute.
Richardson, Aldophous C.: Charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious
assault or act and murder second degree. Hearing set for October 17, 2001.
Woullard, Freddie: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Vio-
lation of probation hearing continued to November 19, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.

HEARINGS/OTHER
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with uttering a forged instrument. On motion
for pretrial release, defendant released on own recognizance. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Campbell, Robert: Charged with obtaining or attempting to obtain a con-
trolled substance by fraud. Motion for pretrial release withdrawn. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Crutchfield, Michael: Hearing set for November 19, 2001.
Harris, Andre: Charged with battery. Motion for pretrial release denied. Vio-
lation of probation hearing set for November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the
defendant
Keith, Jason D.: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in stolen
property. On motion for pretrial release defendant released on own recogni-
zance with all other conditions of first appearance order. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Kwanzaa, Ayokumie Osceola: Charged with resisting arrest with violence.
battery on law enforcement officer, and trespass structure or conveyance,
aggravated battery great bodily harm and corruption by threat against public
servant. Trial set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lowery, Clarence H.: Hearing for pretrial release continued to November 19,
2001. Atty. Steve M. Watkins III represented the defendant.
Rose, Christopher: On motion for pretrial release bail set at $2,500, with 6
p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, employed, random testing.
Smith, Preston Wayne:. Charged with possession of firearm on school prop-
erty. Motion for modification of probation denied. Atty. J. Gordon Shpler rep-
resented the defendant.

JURY TRIALS
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Trial reset for October 19.
2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Croom, Twoyne: Charged with child abuse, battery domestic violence, and
criminal mischief third degree felony. State chose not to prosecute. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Davis, Clinton W.: Charged with dealing stolen property. Trial continued to
November 21, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Sanders, Anthony: Charged with sale of imitation crack cocaine. Trial con-
tinued to November 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.






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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 02/22/02 Invoice No. 7290
Description of Vehicle: Make Nissan Model PK Color Silver
TagNo HC878N Year 1987 state FL vinNo. IN6ND11Y1HC355173
To Owner: Thomas or Margret McKenzie To Lien Holder: American Gen. Finance of
27 Kay Street America
Crawfordville, FL 32327 3203 C Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/17/02 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 314.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 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 03/28/02 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 .r
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


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ALL NEW ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS AND
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 02/19/02 Invoice No. 7247
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Thunderbirdcolor Gray
Tag No Year 1986 State F Vin No. IFABP4634GH112427

To Owner: Loreal L. Talley To Lien Holder: M&M Motors of Carrabelle, Inc
P.O. Box 406 P.O. Box 938
Carrabelle, FL 32322 Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/14/02 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 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 03/21/02 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehiQle 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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Legal Services

DIVORCE 175.00*COVERS children, property division,'name
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7th Annual Camp

Gordon JuhlsbLon

Reunion March

8-10


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SERIOUSLY INJURED? Need a Lawyer? All accident and
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best-known of those being Gen-
eral Omar Bradley, who eventu-
ally wore five stars as Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen.
Bradley, when he was a two-star,
brought his 28th Division to
Camp Gordon Johnston for train-
ing. He promptly condemned the
place as a "hell-hole" and said
whoever selected the site for an
Army camp should be court-
martialed. He changed his views
later when his division performed
magnificently in combat and cred-


FOR SALE
Fostoria Glass, American Pat-
tern #2056, for eight persons,
clear glass dishware housed in
cherry cabinet. Extensive set
priced at $2000. Must be seen
to be appreciated. Please call
850-385-4003 for appoint-
ment.


ited a part of their success to the
training they got at the North
Florida "hell-hole."

They were rough, tough soldiers
who trained in Franklin County.
It was said that when they
reached the point where they'
could bite the heads offthe rattle-
snakes which infested the area,
then they were ready for overseas
and combat.

Because Franklin County is
blessed, Spring usually arrives
here earlier than in many other
places, and in March another
event takes place here on the
coast in Franklin County. The 7th
Annual Camp Gordon Johnston
Reunion is set for March 8 10;
"'2002 *

Dozens of men from all over the
U.S. who once served at Camp
Gordon Johnston in Franklin
County will arrive with their fami-
lies. They will celebrate again the
U.S. Army's giant amphibious
warfare training base which was
located in Carrabelle, Lanark Vil-
lage, the area which has been
designated as Summer Camp by
the St. Joe Company, and parts
of Alligator Point, Dog Island and
St. George Island.

Survivors of the 250,000 men or
more who trained at Camp Gor-
don Johnston will, as always, lead
the parade Saturday morning,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. in
Carrabelle. A handful will stride
proudly down the main street in
Carrabelle, displaying still the
pride and vigor (if not the cadence)
they displayed 60 years ago. To
be sure, some will limp, and some
will choose to ride rather than
walk.

Then after the parade, these old
soldiers will return to private,
quiet reminiscing with buddies
that for them is the essence and
soul of the Camp Gordon
Johnston Reunions.

Since September 11, 2001, the
day that changed America, these
old heroes of World War II stand
taller and more determined than
ever. They knew the threats of
enemies who would "kill the
American spirit." And they an-
swered those threats with cour-
age and determination. They
share a brotherhood with our
military heroes of today.

For further, information on this
year's 7th Annual Reunion, write
the Camp Gordon Johnston As-
sociation at P.O. Box 1334,
Carrabelle, FL 32322. Or phone
President of the Association Sid
Winchester at 850-697-3927.

On the web: www.campgordon
johnston.com. March in the pa-
rade with the vets on Saturday,
March 9, and show your patrio-
tism. Register your parade unit by
calling Sid Winchester at the
number above.


DONATIONS NEEDED
Refuge House clients are in
need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat-
tresses, chest of drawers. If you
can provide any of the above,
please contact our office at 653-
3313. Thanks.
FOR SALE
5,815 sq. ft. commercial build-
ing with 7 storage units located
on 215'x250' lot in the Lanark
Village Retirement Community.
$238,000. Call 850-697-3395
(697-3183 nights/weekends).


FOR SALE
Tea-cart of solid walnut with
fold out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
Iowa furniture makers. $375.
Please call 850-385-4003.


Talk On Florida

Springs

Apalachicola Bay & River Keeper,
Inc. will hold its annual meeting
on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00
p.m. at the Eastpoint Firehouse,
located at 24 Sixth Street in
Eastpoint, Florida. Any interested
members of the community and
all members are encouraged to
attend.

A brief business meeting and up-
date on activities will be provided
and the following persons are
nominated election, and/or
re-election to the Board of.Direc-
tors: Thomas H. Adams, -Shirley
W. Hartley, William Hartley, Bruce
L. Hall, John Robert Middlemas,
Christopher Moran, Andrew
Jubal Smith, and Roy Duverger.
Founding President Bill Hartley
will be stepping down from this
office at this meeting but will con-
tinue as a member of the Board
of Directors upon re-election by
the membership.

Following the business meeting,
a program will be offered by Dr.
James Stevenson, senior biologist
with the Department of Environ-
mental Protection, who will de-
scribe with slides Florida's won-
derful natural springs, which are
critical to our estuaries and the
Gulf. Dr. Stevenson began his ca-
reer as a park ranger at
Hillsborough River State Park
while attending the University of
South Florida. He served as Chief
Biologist for the Florida State Park
System for 20 years, during which
he developed interpretive and re-
source management programs for
the park service. He is chairman
of the Florida Springs Task Force
that has developed a protection
strategy for Florida's springs and
he coordinates the Governor's
Florida Springs Initiative. Jim and
his wife cave dive the spring caves
of north Florida and kayak the
whitewater rivers of the United
States.



Sea Oats

Garden Club

The Sea Oats Garden Club will
hold their March meeting on the
14th at the Episcopal Church in
Carrabelle at 7:00 p.m.

Bill Mahan, Franklin County Ex-
tension Agent, will discuss the
subject of sea turtles. It is very
important that we be aware of the
breeding habits of sea turtles and
how we affect that cycle. Some-
thing as simple as outdoor light-
ing on our beachfront homes can
disrupt the laying of eggs and the
vitally important trip to the water
of the newly hatched turtles.

If you would like to know more
about sea turtles, please join the
Sea Oats Garden Club on Thurs-
day, March 14. Refreshments will
be served.


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on the Future Lend Use Map of the
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more intensive non-residential uses.
including commercial and office uses; and
to residentially compatible public facilities
such as schools, parks, and transit
facilities. The MR-1 district shall provide
for a wide range of residential housing
types. The maximum gross density allowed
for new residential development in the
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while the minimum gross density allowed
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Out of the rain and inside the new Fire Station for the Auction.


and shrimp on a stick, prepared
the night before at David
Fullmer's Marketplace, the island
grocery. The beer concession and
soft-drink stand were pulled up
the new driveway, and the fire
equipment was parked nearby
just in case they were needed.
Meanwhile, in the Plantation,
nearly all of the professional cook-
ers appeared despite the bad
weather; only five cancelled that
morning. Preparations were made
for food preparation and firing,
Swell underway by Noon. As the
rain came down in a deluge, the
auction site began to fill until
early afternoon, one could only
elbow a way into the noisy bid-
ding. The auction list unfolded
very slowly at first but the bid-
ding continued.
The range of products and ser-
vices was typical Cook-off stuff:
Telescopes, a Budweiser bottle
with the label upside down, a fire
fighter's hat, paintings, VCRs, a
Bobby Bowden autographed foot-
ball, vacation reservations,
stained glass, green bar stools, 18
bottles of Redwood Creek Califor-
nia Chardonnay, a 16 foot sail-
boat, gill nets, a Hobie Cat, din-
ners at various area restaurants,
and a Queen sized waterbed-to
name a few examples. The totals
kept climbing and Cook-off orga-
nizers began thinking that the
rainfall and storm might turn into
a beneficial effect. The auction
ended about 4 p.m. Most every-
thing had been sold:


In the Plantation. several miles
away. the professional cookers
submitted their chili samples to
an array ol volunteer judges The
rain storm put a damper on booth
entertainment. but the noise more
than made up for a low -leel :,If
entertainment, although there
were frequent out-bursts" of sonr
and music. The pLublic was largely
'absent from& the professional
cooking site but the cookers are
a lively lot anyway. As the judg-
ling ended, the noise level grew
very loud. Lee Edminston, in
charge of the professional cooker
competition, scurried around with
a microphone, getting the cook-
ers organized.
By 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the
judges had finished their lengthy
review of the 35 cookers and the
winners were finally determined.
Due to space limitations, there
were no competitions for booths,
Miss Chili Pepper or Mr. Hot
Sauce. The winners of the 20th
Annual St. George Island Charity
Chili Cook-off were as follows:
1st-Marilyn Frederick, Time
Bomb, Largo, FL
.2nd- Diane Melancon, Double D
Chili, Gonzales, LA
3rd-Kojak Melancon, Cajun
Chilio's, Gonzales, LA
4th-Ken Burke, Dead Serious
Chili, Tampa, FL
5th-Larry Hines, Big Belly Chili,
Tallahassee, FL
Due to space limitations there was
no competition for booths, Miss
Chili Pepper or Mr. Hot Sauce.
The proceeds of Saturday's events
including the auction, food sales,
drinks and t-shirt sales exceeded
$55,000. More accounting re-
mains to be done, but the surpris-
ing results seem to underscore
the determination and grit among
all the participants that fire pro-
tection and First Responders
needs, the beneficiaries of all that
activity, continue to have high
priority.


Name

1. Jay Silvanima
2. Mike Sims
3. Hobson Fulmer*
4. Jim Kinman
5. MikeGolding
6. Scott Mitchell
7. Jim Tully
8. Joe Dexter
9. Ace Haddock
10. Nick Yonclas
11. Frank Flynn
12. Seth Coffin
13. Bill Heck
14. Dwayne Maddron
15. John Stacklyn
16. Camille Consolvo
17. Robert Strickland
18. Charlie Adams
19. Stacey Shuman
20. Lori Wilner
21.RaySholar
22. Mark Carrell
23. Richard Addison
24. Amanda Hannon
25. Eddie Shirey
26. Dot Skofronick
27. Juliet Stacklyn
28. Rachelle Layenel
29. Mariel Henske
30. Dawn Brown
31. Chuck Griffis
32. John Culbertson
33. Sue Skinner
34. Jackie Mossburg**


Asge
41
49
46
40
61
50
55
56
32
58
43
32
67
41
50
47
47
22
39
43
39
41
46
18
49
64
48
31
60
53
49
55
51
65


Time

18:58
19:23
19:38
20:04
20:16
20:50
21:10
21:21
22:10
22:40
23:25
23:45
24:20
25:10
25:25
25:35
26:10
27:00
27:12
27:20
27:40
27:43
28:13
28:40
28:40
28:50
31:20
32:31
33:02
33:33
35:45
35:46
36:25
39:30


Award Winner

First Male Overall
1", 45-49, males
2"d, 45-49, males
1, 40-44, males
1", 60-64, males
1", 50-54, males
1", 55-59, males
2"d, 55-59, males
1", 30-34, males
3", 55-59, males
2"d, 40-44, males
2"d, 30-34, males
I", 65-69,males
3d, 40-44, males
2"d, 50-54, males
First Female Overall
3", 45-49, males
1", 20-25, males
1st, 35-39, males
1", 40-44, females
2nd, 35-39, males


1st, 15-19, females

1t, 60-64, females
1", 45-49, females
1", 30-35, females
2"', 60-64, females
1", 50-54, females


2"d, 50-54, females
1', 65-69, females


* First Franklin County Male
** First Franklin County Female


Tents flapping in the wind.


Rep. Will Kendrick


RESULTS- RED PEPPER RUN SK
ST. GEORGE ISLAND. 3/2/02


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Panhandle Players To Present Neil
Simon Comedy "Plaza Suite"


The Panhandle Players an-
nounced this week they will be
producing the Neil Simon comedy,
"Plaza Suite" on Friday and Sat-
urday, April 26 and 27, 2002, at
8:00 p.m. at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola. The community
theatre group has enjoyed great
success with two former produc-
tions, including "Curious Savage."
"Plaza Suite" will be directed by
Tom Campbell, who is a former
professional actor and director
trained in New York City.
Campbell said that "Plaza Suite"
is Neil Simon at his usual comic
standard. These are two one-act
plays that take place in the same
suite at the Plaza Hotel in New
York in 1968.
The first act involves a visiting
Hollywood producer and his
former high school sweetheart
whom he has not seen in 17 years.
Ed Tiley plays Jesse Kiplinger, the
Hollywood producer, and Judith
Henderson plays his former


sweetheart, now married to an-
other man in New Jersey, and
they have three children.
Act Two stars Liz Sisung and
Royce Hodge as Norma and Roy
Hubley, who have rented the suite
in order to marry off their daugh-
ter. Royce Rolstad III plays the
groom and the role of the bride
is to be played by Carolyn
McCullagh.
Stage Manager for the production
is Laura Moody, who is also
Properties Manager. Carolyn
McCullagh is Prompter. Costume
Manager is Dolores Roux and her
assistants are Tiffany Stanley and
Judith Henderson.
Jobs are still open in Set Design
and Construction, gathering of
furniture, chandeliers and prop-
erties and other details. Those in-
terested in working on the pro-
duction may call Royce Hodge,
President of Panhandle Players, at
927-2651.


as entertainment for area events.
Both Directors have impressive
training and experience from
Broadway to Phoenix, Bainbridge,
Quincy, and Tallahassee. The Ilse
Newell Concert Series feels fortu-
nate to provide this event as a part
of the 2001 2002 concert sea-
son..
The Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, which sponsors the Ilse
Newell Concert Series, is a 501 (c)3
educational incorporation in the
State of Florida. A $2 donation is
requested at the door for those not
holding season memberships.
For further information, call.
850-670-8088.


Dixie Auditions

March 23

The Dixie Theatre is having audi-
tions on March 23 for their 2002
Summer Season which runs from
June 7 until August 18, first re-
hearsal May 23rd. The Dixie The-
atre is a Professional Regional
Theatre that employs union and
non-union actors and techni-
cians.
Tentative Schedule: "Dearly De-
parted"; A Mystery; "Uh-Oh Here
Comes Christmas" plus A Youth
Stage Production and Workshops
for Young People
To schedule an audition appoint-
ment for Saturday March 23,
2002, email dixietheatre
@digitalexp.com or call 850-653-
3200, leave a message and we will
contact you.


The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts is pleased to present
a concert one week before St.
Patrick's Day: March 10th at 4:00
p.m. EST, at the Dixie Theatre,
Apalachicola. This concert will
present the Tallahassee Irish Step
Dancers and the Barley Thar
Band in a program that will'de-
light not just the Irish, but all who
enjoy traditional Celtic dance and
music, which has gained such
popularity in recent years.
Founded in September, 1999, by
David Jones and his wife, Shan-
non O'Bryan, the dance
company's goals are to keep the
rich cultural heritage of Irish
dance alive and to provide this art

Lanark Village

Wandering Star
Quilters To Put On

Show

By Rene Topping
Mark your calendar for March 23!
That is the date for the Lanark
Village Wandering Star Quilters
will transform the Chillas Hall
into a showplace for samples of
their work. According to Show
Chairman Carole Lawlor, the
event will open at 9 a.m. and go
until 5 p.m.
There is a full day of events, in-
cluding demonstrations, Viewer's
Choice Awards, door prizes and a
quilt raffle with tickets available
up until drawing time.
There will be vendors including
Needles and Thread of Port St Joe,
The Quilting Patch of Tallahassee
and Boutiques.
The event is free and Ms. Lawlor,
who said there will be refresh-
ments served throughout the day,
also noted, "The quilters are keep-
ing alive a skill that has been a
part of the history of the United
States from the pioneers up to
these times. One thing, I have
never met a person who disliked
a patchwork quilt."


Pkotos circa 1900, of area
i.ghthouses at St. Marks, St.
George Island, Dog Island,
Cape San Bias.
Postcards, circa 1900, of old
ApalachLcola.
Extremely unique nautical
Ltems, archLtectural stars,
turtle lamps and much
More!


Lookjbfr the big tin shed on
170 Water Street along tihe
historic Apatackicola River.
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P.O. Box 9
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needs volunteers to participate in
the Great American Cleanup
which is scheduled for Saturday,
March 16, 2002. All participants
will receive cleanup supplies as
well as a Keep Franklin County
Beautiful t-shirt. To volunteer,
please call 927-4326 or 927-4401.
There will be an organizational
meeting on Monday, March 11lth
at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Fire
Station. We need your support to
Keep Franklin County Beautiful.


New Officers

For Timber

Island Yacht

Club

By Tom Campbell
Timber Island Yacht Club of
Carrabelle announced new offic-
ers this week. New Commodore is
Jim Bryan. He presented the Past
President's Plaque to Paul Gilday
at the last meeting. The new Com-
modore recapped the Club accom-
plishments during Paul Gilday's
two years as Commodore.
Other officers for the Yacht Club
are: Sid Winchester, Vice Commo-
dore; Florence Coody, Scribe/
Purser.
Paul Oehler and Officer Gasche
presented photographs of the 9th
Annual Boat Parade held last De-
cember.
Bridge Marine will lend the Tim-
ber Island Yacht Club a boat to
pull in the Camp Gordon
Johnston Parade to be held March
9. Wes Stanfill will provide the
pulling power for the entry in the
parade.
Timber Island Yacht Club will
host a Farewell Dinner for the
veterans of Camp Gordon
Johnston on Sunday, March 11,
2002. The deck at the Tiki Hut
will be the location for this popu-
lar annual event. Thomas Lee
Brannan will cook. the ribs, pork
and chicken. If you are willing to
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Raney House

Rededicated In

Apalachicola

On Monday, February 25th, one
of Apalachicola's oldest land-
marks, the Raney House, was re-
dedicated. Attending the ceremo-
nies were Florida's First Lady,
Columba Bush, 40 descendants
of the Raney family, and other lo-
cal dignitaries. The 164-year-old
structure had been restored by
Ben Withers Construction Co of
Panacea after a long effort to ob-
tain financing by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, which
operates the home as a museum.
The late George Chapel wrote the
grant that resulted in financing
the restoration project.
Mayor Alan C. Pierce, Apalachi-
cola, specifically cited the work of
former Mayor Jimmy Nichols in
promoting the city's purchase of
the property decades ago. Mrs.
Bush concluded the regal cer-
emony with the traditional ribbon
cutting after the recognition of
Lynn Wilson Spohrer, Secretary
of the historical society, and inte-
rior designer of the refurbished
home.
The Raney home was built in
1838 for David Raney, one of the


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South side of the Raney House.


The story of the Raney house i"s
interwoven with the lives of the
Raney family and the booming
cotton port of Apalachicola in the
early 1800s. When, David
Greenway Raney and his bride,
Harriet Jordan, who were both
Virginians, arrived in the little city
of 2,000 in 1834, the large plan-
tations of Georgia and Alabama
were sending their cotton down
the river to be loaded onto the
great sailing vessels anchored off
St. George Island.
The up-river cities and planta-
tions in turn received manufac-
tured goods from this port city.
David Raney purchased water-
front property and established a'
prosperous commission com-
pany. His four-column home on
Market Street was completed in
1838.


PRUDENTIAL RESORT REALTY

AGENTS RECOGNIZED


JEFFREY GALLOWAY
HIGHEST $ VOLUME
FRANKLIN COUNTY,
PLATINUM AWARD


"CAPT. JACK" PROPHATER
GOLD AWARD
$5-10M SALES


JERRYTHOMPSON
1ST RUNNER UP
SALES VOLUME;
PLATINUM AWARD


"MS. RUTH" SCHOELLES
GOLD AWARD
$5 -10M SALES


HELEN SPUHRER &
PATTY DURHAM
1ST RUNNER UP TEAM
PLATINUM AWARD


PANDORA SCHLITT
SILVER AWARD
$3 5 M SALES


The Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties announced its
winners at their annual award banquet held at the Gibson Inn on January 24th. Pruden-
tial Resort Realty congratulates Jeff Galloway who was named Top Producer for sales
volume, second runner-up for sales transactions, and winner of the Platinum Sales
Award bestowed on realtors with over $10,000,000 in annual sales. Jerry Thompson
was recognized as first runner-up top producing agent and winner of the Platinum
Award.

The Association also recognizes realtors who work as teams. Congratulations to Helen
Spohrer and Patty Durham who were awarded first runner-up team for sales volume
and second runner-up for sales transactions. As a team with over $10 million in sales,
Ms. Spohrer and Ms. Durham received the coveted Platinum Team Award.

Also recognized were "Capt. Jack" Prophater and "Ms. Ruth" Schoelles, Gold
Award for $5-10 million in sales, Pandora Schlitt, Silver Award for $3-5 million in
sales, and Ron Harper, Al Mirabella, Shirley Redd, Hatch Wefing, and Howard
Wesson who tallied over $1 million in sales volume in 2001.


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Raney descendents inside the home.
Prospective members of the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society are invited to a special meeting at
the Carriage House, next to the Raney House Museum
on Saturday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m. A tour of the
restored Raney House will be conducted. Call 653-
9851 for information.


Six of the couple's nine children
lived to maturity. Their three sons
served in the Confederate forces,
David G. Jr. as a marine officer,
Edward J. in the cavalry and
George P. in the infantry. The
Raney parents and three young
daughters moved to Bainbridge,
Georgia, during the war.
In 1868 after completing law
'school, George Pettus Raney, the
youngest son, was elected to the
State Legislature. In those Recon-
struction days, young Raney was
minority leader in the' House. He
served under two governors as
Attorney General and in 1888
became Chief Justice of the State
Supreme Court, and later he con-
tinued with a distinguished law
career.
The old home was willed to two
daughters, Mary Raney and Vir-
ginia Raney Porter, when David


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The mother Harriet and Frances
the eldest daughter had died ear-
lier. In the following years, Miss
Nlarn Raney stayed in the home
and reared her deceased sister's
son. \V'II Oven.
In 1914. the sisters sold the house
to Dr. J. S. Murrow. On retirement
in 1939 he sold the house to Irene
Tucker who'ran a boarding house
there until her death. The City of
Apalachicola purchased the place
in 1973 and received federal fund-
ing for its restoration. The Mu-
seum is being operated by the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety under a lease. The Raney
house was placed on the National
Register of Historic Homes in
1972.




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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Real Estate News

The Realtor Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf
Counties honored its top produc-
ers at its annual awards banquet
at the Gibson Inn on January
24th. Sixty-five realtors were rec-
ognized for individual sales vol-
umes in excess of $1 million each
during the award period of 12/1 /
2000 through 12/31/2001. Dur-
ing the award period, the
Association-owned MLS reported
384 real estate transactions with
a total volume of $57.400,658 in
Gulf County and 639 real estate
transactions with a total volume
of $110,164,662 in Franklin
County.
Recognized for highest dollar vol-
ume sold in Franklin County was
Jeff Galloway, Prudential Resort
Realty, first place winner in this
category for Gulf County was Libia
Taylor, Prudential Distinctive
Properties.
Mary Lou Bowman, Sea Port Re-
alty, was recognized for the most
closed transactions in Franklin
County, and once again Libia Tay-


lor received the first place award
for Gulf County.
The Association also recognizes
realtors who work as teams. First
place team award in Franklin
County for volume sold went to
Mason and Marilyn Bean, Cen-
tury 21 Collins Realty; first place
awards for highest volume sold
and most transactions closed in
Gulf County went to Margaret and
Jeff Fletcher, Anchor Realty. The
team award for high number of
transactions in Franklin County
was Nick and Ruby Saporito, An-
chor Realty.
Harry Plumblee of Anchor Realty
was honored as Realtor of the Year
for his contributions to the suc-
cess of the organization, and es-
pecially for his work with the
Association's state-of-the-art Mul-
tiple Listing System.


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 02/25/02 invoice No. 7292
Description of Vehicle:. Make Chevy Model Van color White
Tag No HE667D Year 1988 State FL vinNo. ICCDMI5Z5JB 156558
To Owner: Magnum Services, Inc. To Lien Holder:
2314 Eisenhower
Lanark Village, FL 32310-5908


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/19/02 at the request of FHP/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 frdm the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 467.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 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 03/28/02 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


Professional Cookoff winner, Marilyn Frederick.

DEP Workshop On Management And

Land Use Held At Research Reserve


Woody Miley at the DEP Workshop.


The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP), Divi-
sion of Recreation and Parks, con-
ducted an informative public
workshop for the John Gorrie
Museum State Park and the
Orman House on Monday, March
4th.
The purpose of the meeting was
the first of several steps in the
development of park management
plans for the state-owned prop-
erties in Apalachicola. The plan-
ning process was explained and


then the meeting was open to
public comment. There was con-
siderable discussion among the
22 people attending involving an
emphasis on eco-tourism and the
role of the community and park
service in exploiting local histori-
cal and cultural resources. More
than 18 million people visited
Florida's state parks in fiscal year
2000-2001. The statewide direct
local economic impact was nearly
$507 million. Additional public
hearings will be held as the man-
agement plans are developed.


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) :, File No.
Date of this Notice 02/20/02 Invoice No. 7289
Description of Vehicle: Make Hyundai Model Scoupe colo, Blue
Tag No No Tag Year 1993 State FL Vi No. KMHVE22N7PU128827
To Owner: Loreal Talley To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 406
Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
02/15/02 at the request of CPD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the.address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 302.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 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 03/21/02 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


Former Employees File Lawsuit from Page 1
i- negngent nrmng, negligent retenuon, intentional intliction ot emotional
Distress, and invasion of the right to privacy.
SPlaintiffs have demanded a trial by jury, and all damages including '
lost wages, compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys' fees and
Costs from the defendants. The attorney representing the plaintiffs is
-- William Kemper Jennings of Defuniak Springs, Florida.

Invasion of Privacy
Plaintiffs charged that the acts of defendants "...constituted public
disclosure of a clearly private act and of a matter which would be
offensive to a reasonable man or woman of ordinary sensibilities."
They further allege suffering damages" including but not limited to,
mental anguish, lost wages and pain and suffering."

Negligent Hiring
Plaintiffs asserted that the newspaper should have instituted
pre-employment methods, guidelines or policies to ascertain the fit-
ness of persons supervising them, and to intervene during the course
of employment to become aware, "...or should have become aware of
the dangerous propensities of employees such as John Lee..." Thus,
they argue in their pleadings, that Apalachee Publishing Company
and the Times were negligent by failing to supervise the actions and
conduct of John Lee; failed to screen Mr. Lee's background "...regard-
ing his propensities toward sexual harassment..."; and failed to insti-
tute methods to ensure the safety" of the plaintiffs.

Negligent Retention
Plaintiffs further alleged that the company and the Times was negli-
gent by failure to intervene or properly intervene when Mr. Lee's pro-
pensities became known or should have been known by the Times
and Apalachee Publishing Company.

Emotional Distress
The trio alleged that the defendants "...acted intentionally to intrude,
physically or otherwise upon the solitude or seclusion of the Plain-

When the discovery of the camera and monitor were made back in
February 1998, the three women walked off their jobs along with two .
others. The case has appeared briefly in federal district court under
civil rights allegations and was dismissed.
At least two nationally distributed publications published extensive
reports, including the journalism trade press EDITOR AND PUB-
LISHER and a woman's magazine, COSMOPOLITAN, in an article
entitled "A Stranger is Watching." The next step in the lawsuit is ex-
pected to be an answer to the complaint.
The owners of the newspaper and Apalachee Publishing Co. are Bob
Lindsey and his wife, Sarasota, Florida.


Petition Gov. Bush from Page 1
Crum also claimed that the Disabilities Act required the Florida Fish-
eries Commission to establish a review committee (ADA-EEO) by 1992.
The first meeting to review the 1997 FWCC rules that were over-
turned by Judge Saul was held nine years later, in 2001, thus estab-
lishing evidence that the FWCC violated the disabilities act.
Crum's complaint also stated, "I am charging that there is a con-
spiracy within these agencies denying my civil rights under the Florida
Constitution and Federal Law." Assistant Attorney General Jonathan
Gloucau argues that there is no Constitutional right to fish. Judge
Sauls did not see it that way. He wrote in his decision determining
the FWCC mesh rules to be unconstitutional, "...It is well settled that
the right to a means of livelihood is a fundamental right and while it
may be subject to proper and reasonable exercise of government power
it may not be completely taken away."


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