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Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: May 3, 2002
Copyright Date: 2002
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Inside This Issue
12 Pages

!rfront Festi- Principal Weiner Speaks to St.
ola Antique George Civic Club ............ 3
Open House Senior Citizens Center ..... 3
............. 1, 4 Behind the Scenes............ 5
fied Health Second Circuit Court Report
............. 1, 2 ................................... 6, 7
lent......... 1 FCAN ............................. 8
............. 1, 2 Ralph Kendrick Memorial 10
................ 2 Lanark Village ................ 11
Bookshop ...................... 12


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A Well Organized Tour Visit This Year


FSU Ed Ball Marine Lab Open House

Heavy On Science

2002 Open House Brings Over 1000 Visitors


In conjunction with the Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival and the
Apalachicola Antique Boat Show,
the Ed Ball Marine Lab held an
open house on Saturday, April
27th with over 1000 visitors at-
tending by 2 O'clock in the after-
noon.
At least five major research
projects were featured in exhibits
with labs opened for visitors,
touch tanks, demonstrations and
boat trips. The new Director of the
Laboratory is Dr. Richard Iverson,
as "Interim Director" relieving Dr.
Nancy Marcus last year. Several
innovations have been incorpo-
rated into the facilities including
new flooring, painting, wet tables,
new microscopes and audio-
visual equipment and more are
planned such as the new seawa-
ter intake system components,
and two new greenhouse build-
ings.
The facility is programmed for
several activities in addition to
several research projects. Dr. Wil-
liam Herrnkind, of the FSU De-
partment of Biological Sciences,
presented several orientation
talks during the day. The facili-
ties have several missions: (1) Sea
to See, Grades Kindergarten to 5
(2) Saturday at the Sea, Grades
6-9 (3) SATs Research Camp (Ma-
rine Biology) K-12 teachers; (5)
Curriculum for a Certificate in
Marine Biology, Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree; (6) Graduate Re-
search in marine biology and
oceanography, Master of Science
and Ph.D.; (7) Servicing visiting
researchers from the United
States and abroad.
The exhibits and demonstrations
involved on-going research at the
laboratory. Under the direction of
Dr. Dan C. Marelli, there is scal-
lop research in the Lanark
seagrass beds given the declining
scallop populations in Florida in
recent years. Many questions con-
cerning how bay scallops repopu-
late remain unanswered. Dr.
Marelli's work is beginning to ex-


amine the influence of a variety
of mechanisms on the critical
stage from free-floating larva to a
juvenile scallop.
Chad W. Hanson and Jeff
Chanton of the Department of
Oceanography are using a stable
isotope approach to analyze fish
tissue in feeding experiments. Dr.
Bill Burnett with Dr. Chanton, are
investigating groundwater dis-
charges into the sea. Studying
marine biology at the Ed Ball
Marine Laboratory operated by
FSU is an intensive and ongoing
activity.
According to Dr. William
Herrnkind, of the Dept, of Biologi-
cal Sciences,.students conducted
studies in the main Gulf coastal
habitats including salt marsh,
seagrass meadow, oyster reef and
intertidal beach. Research organ-
isms included fiddler crabs, stone
crabs, hermit crabs, marsh peri-
winkles, surf clams, crown
conchs and sand dollars. These
highly abundant-creatures can be
easily accessed on the natural
shoreline and coaxed by the clever
investigator to reveal their biologi-
cal secrets.
Dr. Nancy Marcus, former direc-
tor of the laboratory, is also work-
ing with Harbor Branch Oceano-
graphic Institution (Fort Pierce)
and the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
to improve the efficiency of
re-circulating land-based systems
used in aquaculture. Dr. George
Buzyna from the FSU Department
of Mechanical Engineering and
Post-doc Dr. Jeffrey Wilcox are
also involved. The first stage of the
project is to incorporate, solar
technologies into these systems to
improve the energy efficiency.


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Franklin

County

Commissioners

Hear Need for

FQHC Grant In

Special Meeting

By Tom Campbell
Appearing before the Franklin
County Board of Commissioners
in Special Meeting on Monday,
Apnl 29. 2002, were various in-
dividuals and groups who were
presenting \anous \vews on es-
sentially the same objective: the
need for federally funded assis-
tance to "'the working poor" in
Franklin County For nearly two
hours, the. commissioners lis-
tened before finally taking action.
The benefits ol'a Federally Quali-
fied Health Center (FQHC) were
discussed. Under FQHC, reim-
bursement can. significantly in-
crease the Medicare and Medic-
'iid, payments to a primary care
practice. In addition, recent leg-
islation. has guaranteed that
Medicaid will continue to pay cost
for FQHC services, even in in-
stances where Medicaid managed
care has been implemented.
FQHCs receive "wraparound pay-
ment for the difference between
managed care payments and
cost," according to reports.
Commission Chair Eddie Creamer
called the meeting to order at 9
a.m. and Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis spoke first. He said he
attended "the Local Physicians
Association meeting" last Wednes-
day, April 24, and "consensus of
the medical group was they want
to be sure the people of Franklin.
County are taken care of."' He said
there was no need for "more bu-
reaucracy just for the sake of.
more bureaucracy." He said, "The
working poor of Franklin County
have medical needs that they
can't pay for. There is a need for a

Continued on Page 2



First Of

Apalachicola
SNational Forest


Quarterly Meeting

,. In Bristol Area

Ms. Mary Ann Shields The U.S. Department of Agricul-
models a coffee cup and T- ture Forest Service met with com-
shirt of the Carrabellel, munity leaders at their work cen-
Lighthouse. ter about 12 miles south of Bristol
Last Friday, April 26th "...to fos-
Ster ongoing dialog with commu-
nity leaders about Forest projects
and plans."
..- The news release announcing the
Meeting said that "Community
--, leaders such as County Commis-
sioners, County Sheriffs and
'' i..." ,,Clerks of Courts have received an
invitation to sit at the discussion
STe table, however, the public was
also invited to attend and listen
Sto the information sharing." The
meeting was conducted by Dis-
!' '_., trict Ranger Andy Colaninno. No
--- officials from Franklin County
attended the meeting.
Ranger Colaninno reviewed the
near Bristol and Crawfordville.
Plans for Camel Lake remain un-
changed since his memorandum
announcing changes was written
in February 2002. An "interdisci-
I*: plinary" committee based on
I Colaninno's staff has been created
-" 7T, to consider proposals for Camel
Robert Kenny, who supplied ake. Camel Lake will be closed
Robert Ke y, who supp d for reconstruction tentatively
art for this year's Riverfront scheduled to begin in July 2002.
promotion, attended .the The decision as to what to do with
show with his original pen the campground area at Camel
and ink works. He is Lake will be made before the area


planning a move to Franklin
County in the future.


May 3 16, 2002


Brief is littered with occasional arrogant and


Brief is littered with occasional arrogant and
sassy barbs.

FWC Officially Files Appeal Brief In

Pringle-Crum Net Case

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has
filed their initial brief to appeal a declaratory judgment of the circuit
court of the Second Judicial Circuit. That declaratory judgment held
that the Pringle-Crum net was Constitutional and conformed to the
requirements of the so-called "net limitation" Amendment of the Floiida
Constitution. Judge Sauls declared that the net, measuring about
100 feet in length and 2.5 feet deep was not a gill net but was permit-
ted under the Amendment limiting nets in near-shore and in-shore
Florida waters.
The FWC's brief was authored by.Jonathan A. Glogau, Ppecial Coun-
sel and Charles Shelfter, Deputy General Counsel of the FWC. The
filing was accomplished on April 24, 2002.
The State calls the net a gill net. Judge Sauls, at the 2nd Circuit
Court, calls the net a hybrid net not prohibited by the Net Limitation
Amendment. Moreover, all rules of the FWC incompatible with this
Interpretation with respect to the mullet fishery are unconstitutional
According to Judge Sauls.
Glogau and Shelfter asserted in their appeal brief, "...this court should
reverse the lower court's holding and recognize that this case is. the
latest in the long line of cases in which the fishers are attempting to
outflank the restrictions on marine net fishing in Article X, Section
16, Fla. Const. In the final analysis, the fishers want their gill nets
back and that is what the "Pringle-Crum net"-is a gill net." The FWC
attorneys further claim that the Second Circuit court decision was a
"promiscuous" intervention of the courts into the affairs of adminis-
trative agencies.." The court failed to recognize and defer to the pri-
mary jurisdiction of the FWC with respect to the question presented
Sin the case-the proper classification of a net.
The State also alleged that Judge Sauls erred by not applying the
doctrine of collateral estoppel to preclude relitigation of the essential
and controlling facts. The doctrine of collateral estoppel bars a party
from relitigating in a second proceeding issues that were adjudicated
in a prior proceeding between the same parties. Another section of
the long brief discusses the "Pringle-Crum Net" as a gill or entangling
net by its construction, method of use and effect.
Later, authors Glogau and Shelfter attack the argument that fishing
is a fundamental right. They stated, in part, "In ruling on various due
process and equal protection challenges, including a due process lib-
ertm challenge invoking the right of the plaintiff fishermen to pursue
their livelihood, the supreme court applied a rational basis test be-
cause the asserted rights did not rise to fundamental level and the
Plaintiffs were not members of a suspect class..." Citing other au-
thority, they argued that the fishermen did not have absolute rights,
but were subject- to reasonable limitatifnsiin the interest of public
welfare. At this point, the argument reads similar to that made by
Pringle and Crum. But, Glogau and Shellter asserted that "the Court
cobbled together its constitutional analysis by ignoring the clear teach-
ings of the supreme court's decision in Lane (Lane v. Chiles, Fla.
1997) and improperly applying the "economic viability" concepts.."
from Department of Environmental Protection v. Millender (Fla. 1996).
Continued on Page 2

New Clinip Grand Opening


Ribbon-Cutting

By Tom Campbell
The new Franklin County Health
Clinic Building in, Apalachicola
on. Wednesday, April 24, 2002,
was officially opened with a for-
mal ribbon-cutting. In attendance
were Franklin County physicians,
Executive Director Junejo of the
Clinic, Representative (D-
Carrabelle) Will Kendrick and
many other local officials.
Dr. Junejo spoke first, acknowl-
edging many of those "Who helped
bring the dream to reality." She
said it was also Administrative
Assistance Day, which wasappro-
priate, "because we have an ex-
cellent Healthy Family Staff."
She also said that the officials of
the clinic "appreciate all the phy-
sicians in,, the community for
their assistance. I and my depart-
ment appreciate you and all the
support you have given."
She then introduced Franklin
County Commission Chair Eddie
Creamer, who said, "We are for-
tunat'e to have Dr. Junejo and her
staff here."
Representative Will Kendrick then
spoke and congratulated all in-
volved in the wonderful -new
building, which Mayor Alan Pierce
of Apalachicola said was the larg-
est new building "in town."
Rep. Kendrick congratulated es-
pecially Ms. Joann Thomason. He
said that the school health pro-
gram got started when he was
working in, the community and
active in all that was going on. "We
are fortunate in Franklin County,"
be said, "to have so many pro-
grams provided by state and fed-
eral funds."
After the dignitaries had an op-
portunity to speak, the official.
ribbon-cutting for the new build-
ing took place. Then Dr. Junejo
led a tour of the new facilities.






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Mayor Alan Pierce and
Health Center Director Dr.
Junejo share the podium.


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Jeff Lawson (file photo)

community-based group, because
there are needs here and these
needs ought to be addressed." He
spoke of some people who have
no insurance and need help and
are "just falling through the
cracks. ... We need to fill that
void," he said.
Dr. Shakre Junejo said that of.
those living in Franklin County,
about 50 percent were "unin-
sured." She said the Franklin
County Health Department takes
care of the patients' needs
whether they have insurance or
not.
North Florida's-Jeff Lawson spoke
about the grant application which
he planned to file on Tuesday,
April 30, for Federally Qualified
Health Center funding. He wanted
the Commissioners to give their
backing to his grant application.
The Commissioners appeared
unwilling to give unqualified.
backing.
Doug Kent, Administrator of the
Gulf County Health Department,
spoke about the success they
were having in taking care of the
"indigent in Gulf County." He said
they were "about 120 days away,
but getting close to obtaining a
Dialysis machine in Gulf County."
FQHC has been of tremendous
help in Gulf County.
Jeff Lawson said that North
Florida "owns the building in
Wewahitchka where" they are
centered. "In the ideal situation,
the county would provide the
building," he said, speaking of
Franklin.


quality health care. "All of us,
they said, "help indigents, special-
ists included."
The physicians generally seemed
in agreement that "care comes
first. We don't ask about insur-
ance. We take care of the need.
But it ends up costing US."' They
were all in favor of "delving fur-
ther" into the matter to find a so-
lution to providing for the needy.
Dr. Junejo said that state, federal
and local programs all working
together" provide the best possible
solution.
Private citizen Fred Anderson,
"just speaking foi- myself," he said,
"We need a clinic (federally
funded). The average office visit
costs about a. hundred dollars
and people can't afford that."
Another private citizen spoke up,
saying, "All I'm hearing is money.
What about us who can't pay? I've
worked hard every day. I go to a
doctor and they won't see me un-
til I can pay up front, Money-
Sthat's all I'm hearing."
Jimmy Mosconis spoke again,
saying, "Something needs to be
started now-today."
Jeff Lawson said, "We must be
accessible to the target popula-
tion. The place will be decided af-
ter the grant is awarded. We are
just making the application for
the grant."
Commissioner Bevin Putnal said,
"We need to do something today
to help'our indigent."
Dr. Junejo said, "I would like to
support the application for the
grant (to which Jeff Lawson was
referring). But I haven't received
a copy. I haven't been consulted.
I can't just support a grant that I
haven't even seen.
Mosconis said, "in a short period
of time, we could have a clinic. I
want some action here today. Dr.
Junejo has the resources to do it.
Jeff, where would you go?" Jeff
replied, "'Probably Apalachicola."
It could be hospital-based.
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders
Said, "We need to do something
now.
Dr. Junejo repeated, that she
wanted to "look at Jeffs proposal."


SJeff said, "We'll file the applica-
Stion for the grant tomorrow (Tues-
day, April 30)." That would, be the
i FQHC, North Florida Medical


Dr. Sanuallah said, "It should be
for indigent care only. Not mainly
administrative costs,"
Mosconis said, I move we support
the FQHC application."
Dr. Junejo said, "We have some
slots on our schedule available on
a daily basis. We need to get the
word out. Local doctors can.
schedule a couple of hours a week
at the Franklin County Health De-
, apartment Mosconis said, "We
need to get the word out to the
public." They agreed to use radio
and newspapers.
Mosconis then made a. motion for
an "open letter of support for the
grant application." The motion
carried.


Heather Litton

Wins Math

Award

The United States Achievement
Academy announced last week
that Heather Litton from Carra-'"
belle hadbeen named a United'
States National Award Winner in
Mathematics.
This award is a prestigious honor
very few students can ever hope
to attain. The Academy recognizes
fewer than 10 % of all American
high school students.
Heather Litton, who attends
Carrabelle High was nominated
for the award by Dale Millender,
a mathematics teacher at the
school. Heather's name will ap-
pear in the U. S. Achievement
Academy Official Yearbook.
"Recognizing and supporting our
youth is more important than ever
before ... Certainly, winners
should be congratulated and ap-
preciated for. their dedication to
excellence and achievement," said
Dr. George Stevens, Executive Di-
rector of the Academy.
The Academy selects USAA win-
ners upon the exclusive recom-
mendation of teachers, coaches,
counselors, and other qualified
sponsors and upon the Standards
of Selection set forth by the Acad-
Semy. The criteria for selection are
a student's academic perfor-
mance, interest and aptitude,
leadership qualities, responsibil-
ity, enthusiasm, motivation to
learn and improve, citizenship,
attitude and cooperative spirit,
dependability and recommenda-
tion from a teacher or director.
Heather is the daughter of Danny
and Ruby Litton from Carrabelle.
The grandparents are Mary
Foroham of Carrabelle and Alice
Litton of Mississippi.
Heather was also selected for the.
All-American Sc.holar at targe Di-
vision for receiving honors in
other programs and among the
top academically talented stu-,
dents in America.


- Spring Recital.


Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis and Dr. Shakre Junejo,
Director of the Franklin County Health Department, at the
Wednesday, April 24th meeting of the Franklin County
Medical Society.


Dr. Shezad Sanaullah said there
is "urgency to provide for the in-
digent" in Franklin County. But
the Commissioners should take
"time to decide," in order to "do it
right." He said that."education
and health, care are two pillars of
growth in Franklin County," and
that the growth happening now
needed to be.addressed, so that
nobody is :'hurt in the process,
but everybody is helped."
Dr. Miniott and Dr. Nitsios voiced
their agreement that the indigent
people of Franklin County deserve


Center.
Mosconis said; 'Today, this board
needs to go on record in support
of filing the application."
It was agreed that if North Florida
"gets it, we put constraints and
constrictions to protect local
groups."
Jeff said, "The grant is written for
the target o population.
Low-income people."
Mosconis said, "If we endorse the
grant, can we say we want local
control?"


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Violin and piano students from the
music studio of Martha Gherardi will
present.a Spring Recital on Sunday,
May 19 at 4:00 p.m. at St. George Is-
land United Methodist Church, East'
Gulf Beach Drive. Students scheduled
to perform are Riley Morgan Dennis,
Allison Howze, Jessey Krehl, Grant
Malvestuto, Shelby Malvestuto,
Maranda Monroe, Sara Ward, and T.J.
Ward. Family and friends are invited
to attend this program of beautiful
music.


Editorial and Commentary


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Martha Kearney
Supervisor, U.S
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From The James
Madison Institute,
Tallahassee (April
2002)

Failure Proves

Charter School

Movement's

i Success


, District


A failing charter school in Chicago
will shut its doors forever at the
end of this school year, closed by
the Chicago Public Schools Board.


. vForest While charter school critics point
Sto this failure as evidence that the
movement itself has failed, a more
careful examination proves just
how successful the charter school
program actually is. In Chicago,
all but two of the city's 15 charter
f schools are outperforming neigh-
S < -i borhood public schools on nearly
everyone of 70 measures-from
reading and math scores to atten-
dance to dropout rates. The big-
gest exception was the one char-
ter school that was ordered
i 'C closed.


Charter schools were built around
a simple, free market-based no-


Ranger Andy Colaninno
is closed for reconstruction. A
similar "interdisciplinary team"
for Wright Lake has also been es-
tablished. He said, "We have a lot
of issues at Wright Lake ... We
have some analysis to do...so we
can make a decision there about
what part of Wright Lake to keep
and what part of Wright Lake to
renovate and what part of Wright
Lake we disinvest out of..."
'Some user surveys will be con-
ducted on Camel and Wright
Lakes with the assistance of a
professor from the University of
Florida.
Questions were solicited after the
"update" portion of the meeting
was.presented. The Chronicle in-
quired as to the status of Fort
Gadsden. "Nothing has really
changed at Fort Gadsden,"
Ranger Colaninro stated. "The
only thing that has changed is the
staff member of my staff who is
managing it ... and I made the
decision to take it from my ,staff
officer who has charge of recre-
ation and put it..into my staff
officer's hands who has charge of
cultural resources. One of them
is an archaeologist, the other is a
... recreation. planner... Basi-
cally... protecting the site from.
damage is more important than
managing it as a recreation area...
The management of the area
hasn't changed. And, because of
other priorities we're not in a po-
sition right now to do kind of
study on it, to change it..."
Colaninno said there have been
some very, very preliminary dis-
cussions with a group of native
Americans who have expressed an
interest in "more or less adopting
that site, helping us manage it".
Marilyn Blackwell, Wewahitchka,
raised the question about historic
sites under Forest Service control.
She voiced the opinion that the
public's views are not being con-
sidered by the Forest Service.


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tion-succeed or be put out
of business. In this case, the
Nuestra America Charter School,
which opened on Chicago's West
Side in 1997, failed and the school
board ordered it closed.
By contrast, regular public
schools that fail, ask for more
time to get their acts together
and they usually get it; Nuestra
asked for more time'and the an-
swer was no. Greg Richmond, the
Illinois charter school czar, said
the decision to keep open or to
close charter schools in his state
is based upon how well the school
serves kids. "We don't have to step
into a school to observe results,
we look at outcomes," Richmond
said. No lawsuits, no protracted
haggling with unions, no delays,
and no compromise.
Charter schools are public
schools of choice. The greatest
difference is that they operate free
of most district and union regu-
lations that govern typical public
schools. Since 1996, charter
schools in Florida have grown
from 5 to 149, enrolling some
50,000 students. In Florida's
charter school program, students
must fulfill state requirements
and pass statewide exams. At the
same time, charter schools offer
students higher standards and a
more hands-on environment for
teaching and learning.


FWC Files Appeal Brief from Page 1

The holdings on the Lane case have direct bearing on this case and
should have been followed, they argued.
Quoting from Judge Sauls, the brief continues, "The due process rights
of the plaintiffs in Lane involved only the right to maintain a liveli-
hood, not the complete loss or destruction of a livelihood." Authors
Glogau and Shelfter call this statement a "'distinction without a dif-
ference." They concluded, "...ln order to distinguish the cases the
court (Judge Sauls) below seems to have created a constitutional right
to catch mullet for everyone who claims that to be their livelihood. No
such right exists. The Plaintiffs in this case are in the same position
as the plaintiffs in Lane. If there is some constitutional right to be a
fisherman (doubtful) it certainly does not include the right to fish for
a certain fish in a certain way."
At the conclusion of their brief, filed on behalf of the Attorney General
of Florida, Robert A. Butterworth, FWC, counsel asks the First Dis-
trict Court of Appeal to reverse and render an opinion finding that
the Pringle-Crum net is a prohibited gill net, or the appeal court should
vacate and remand ito the lower court for dismissal based on the
FWC's primary jurisdiction.
-In the following days, the plaintiffs Crum and Pringle, through their
attorney Ronald Mowrey (Tallahassee and Crawfordville) will file their
response to the FWCC brief and advance their own arguments 'seek-
ing to retain the Judge Sauls decision at the Second Circuit.


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3 May 2002 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Charter Schools Represent a Choice

Principal Jeff Weiner Discusses ABC

Charter School At Island Civic Club

Charter Schools Are Public Schools
Jeff Weiner, Principal of the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, spoke
briefly at the Island Civic Club meeting last Thursday, April 18th,
praising teachers generally, and those of his ABC School in particu-
lar.
"First and foremost, I want to thank all teachers. Be-
cause teachers are the backbone of any educational in-
stitution. Aid, it's the teacher's choice to become a teacher
at a time when they're not respected as they should be,
certainly they don't get paid what they should be, but
they're still making that commitment."
He turned squarely to his audience of islanders, and added:
"Second, I want to thank the Franklin County School
Board and the Franklin County voters to allow the ABC
School to even exist..."
In Mr. Weiner's view and his administration, the operation of the ABC
Charter School is not about money, but" ... doing what is right for
children." He said,
"Taxpaying parents have the right to choose the school
that they want for their child. And, taxpayers that don't
have children yet are obligated to pay taxes and should
insist in schools with the highest standards for
educational-financial accountability. Charter schools-
the ABC School-allows this to happen, because the con-
sumers-they speak very loud. And, they vote with their
'feet. I always said if three years from now the same par-
ents leave the ABC School and walk back to the very
system they left, that is good. Because this isn't about
money. It's about doing what is right for children. And,
it's about allowing parents the choice to let their chil-
dren go to the schools they pay taxes to."
"You know, often times, and especially in communities
that are strapped, trying hard to do what is best, we for-
get what we're supposed to do. And, what we're supposed
to do ... is fit our schools to our children's needs, and
parents wishes, and hot ask parents and children to fit
our school's needs."
The ABC Charter School started about a year ago. But,
it had about four years of development and parents and
community leaders said that they weren't dissatisfied with
the current system, but that they wanted to have a choice.
And, they wanted to have a choice in their children's edu-
cation. That is currently where the ABC School is. One
hundred percent of the ABC School children and their
parents are returning next year. One hundred percent of
the teachers are returning next year. That's a lot to be
said for a brand new school in a community that has
been looking for answers to help educate their children
during the first year..."

He outlined the brief history of the charter school in Apalachicola,.
indicating that parents who helped organize the charter school weren't
dissatisfied with the current system, but wanted a choice.
He answered several questions from the islander audience. One ques-
tion inquired about the cost of educating students in the charter
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'The ABC school is a public school. So, your tax dollars
are going to all public educational institutions, one of
which is a charter school such as ABC. The exact dollars
that go to the traditional system'also go to the ABC School;
no more, no less. Yet the ABC School Board of Directors
who are volunteers-have realized from the very begin-
ning that what taxpayer money and government and fed-
eral money pays will never satisfy the educational needs
of our children here in Franklin County. So, within our
budget, and I'm happy to say we've approved a five year
budget, we have activities that must be done by the Board
of Directors, trying their hardest with parents to raise
extra funds. If you were to ask me, as you did, what is
the cost to educate a child at ABC School and the cost to
educate a child at a traditional school, the funds we get
are gonna be the same. But, at the ABC School we prob-
ably put in about 22 percent from excess fund raising,
grant writing, contributions, because we recognize there's
no way children can ever be educated with only the tra-
ditional taxpayer system....
While the budgets for the charter system compared with the tradi-
tional public school model are different, the charter system has the
flexibility of saving dollars still spent in the traditional system, such
as salaries for school board members. He said,
"I might add, too, and I don't want to make this a
political statement, but there is something we all have
to realize. We have seven Board of Directors that get
paid zero. Now, that contribution that they're giving
is minimally $30,000 each (including salaries, FICA,
fringes). Seven times 30 is $210,000. That's a lot of
money that these people have made available to the
children..."
"When these wizards of accounting do their transac-
tions, those are called in-kind services. If you don't
have to take the money out of your budget to pay for
people running your school, then you save the money
to put back to the kids..."
One of the islanders asked a very broad questio6i concerning the role
of children. "Why does this great country so under-value children?"
I Mr. Weiner said,
"...I think your question is worthy of answering but I do
want to be sure that we understand that I am now speak-
ing as Jeff Weiner, the individual, not representing the
ABC School, or politician. That's a question we should
be asking ourselves everyday. We should be looking at
our children, our grandchildren, the future.children, and
say "How much money do we need to. help make children
accountable and run eco-systems, and make trees stay
S alive and understand the whole bio-sphere. That's some-
S. thing a difficult answer for all of us to understand be-
cause when we grew up things were working. ... And
what's happened, in my own personal opinion, is that we
have put too much money in bricks and mortar and we
said, "Look, there's a school., I can tell you today that
there are billions and billions and.billions of dollars of
buildings, and obviously education isn't keeping up. We
are building our school at.ABC from within out. We have
every parent, every child, every teacher returning. We have
doubled enrollment for next year. Why? Because we un-
derstand that it's only going to change from within and
it's not going to change overnight. It's a difficult issue for
people to understand, especially when you're asked to
stand up and pay taxes and you no longer have children
in the system. But we have a moral obligation not only to
save the forest, but to save our children and let the chil-
dren understand the value of the forest."
Another raised the question of parent participation in the school sys-
tem. The question really stated a theme to which Weiner responded
with great enthusiasm.
question: "You have a lot more parent participation than the public
schools ... I fhihk that is obvious to evervbod, that parent participate.
tibia adds a lbt to'education. You have that advantage "Mr.Weirier
responded:
JW: "... Every parent has the potential to participate if
they're taxed, if they're told "You're a valuable human
being..." and "You're valuable for your child's education..."
but it takes us as educators to let the parent know "You're
a very important person and an ingredient in education."
... We have no selection process at our school. Any per-
son can apply toward school in a nondiscriminatory fash-
ion and I tell you that when our parents come to our
schools, they. come to PTSA meetings because their chil-
dren are doing a dinner theater that very same night.
And, we give pizza. Six O'clock. That's a good time to
have pizza and watch your child. But, you know what,
the teachers that we have chose to be there. And, they
have chosen to do the extra part that it takes, and they
wouldn't be teachers if they weren't. They put on semi-
nars for our parents... What is a reading program... What
is comprehension ... How do we fit in? We ask parents to
contribute 20 hours a semester to our school. Now, in
the community there's a misnomer that it's a restriction,
or yourlre kicked out of the school. The point is this.
Give 20 hours to the school, then watch your child blos- .
som. And, if you come to a PTSA meeting that's one hour.

Q: Are you taking the money from the public school?
JW: I have been asking myself that question since I got
here. And, the most curt answer I give myself when I look
in the mirror and I do not want to think I'm being curt to
you, is we are a public school. So, how can we be taking
money from your pocket. We are a public school...
JW: "One of the things uniquu,,about our school is that
we let the teachers run the school. ...The teachers are
the backbone of the schools ... and we have to support
them..."
Q: What is the ratio of students to teachers in the ABC schools.


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JWC "Right now, next year we will have 13 percent of the
Franklin County student population... Our student:
Alan Hedges, David M1uikey, Dorothy Comer and Leslie Sturmer.
The technical paper was supported by the National Sea Grant
College Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under NOAA Grant No.
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ences at the University of Florida.
Copies of the study are available by contacting Florida Sea Grant,
University of Florida, Post Office Box 110409, Gainesville, Florida,
32611-0409 (352) 392-2801.


JW: "Right now, next year we will have 13 percent of the
Franklin County student population... Our student:
teacher ratio is 20 to 1. That means twenty kids with one
really certified teacher.
Principal Weiner. concluded his brief remarks with a general invita-
tion to anyone to visit the ABC Schools. "...We have a 100 percent
Open Door policy."


Senior Center Thanks Donors

And Volunteers


By Rene Topplni
The Franklin County Sefior Cen-
ter Board went all out-in their
thank you to the donors and vol-
unteers on Wednesday, April 17.
The room was buzzing with con-
versation as the guests streamed
in and took their places at the
tables decorated with vases filled
with all kinds of spring flowers.
The speaker for the event was
Florida State.Representative Will
Kendrick who gave a speech for
the.home folks. The Senior Cen-
ter Board Chairperson Cherry
Rankin who was his classmate
from kindergarten to graduation
introduced him. They teased one
another about their birthdays to
the delight of the audience.
Kendrick had been.a volunteer on
the Senior Board until his elec-
tion to the Legislature. He said
that without the volunteers, noth-
ing would happen. He added that
if there were no volunteers, there
was no way that there would be
all the services the center offers.
He. said that over the nation, vol-
unteers give 20 billion of their
hours to helping others. He also
said that the senior citizens were
the majority of the volunteers. He
said that volunteering is very nec-
essary to small counties such as
Franklin.
"I want to give you my personal
thanks. You all do a great job.
Each time you touch a person, go


".sit a homebound or hospitalized
person, each time you deliver a
meal, you realize how much it
meant to them and you get a good
feeling."
He added, "Keep on doing it. You
can make a difference." Ms.
Rankin presented Kendrick with
a plaque expressing the Senior
Center's appreciation for the work
he has done for them.
There was an introduction of the
elected visitors. Those present
were: Jimmie Harris, Tax Collec-
tor; Doris Pendleton, Tax Ap-
praiser; Doris Gibbs, Voting Su-
pervisor; Franklin County Sheriff
Bruce Varnes; and Franklin
County Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders.
Ann Casey read proclamations on
April being the volunteer month
sent by'Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners, City of
Apalachicola Commission and
City of Carrabelle Commissioners.
Certificates and volunteer pins
were given in the following Cat-
egories: Donors, Home Delivered
meals, Bingo Volunteers, Regular
Volunteers and Members of the
SHIP Program.
Brother Don Glenn did both, the
opening and closing prayers. Pas-
tor Ron Barks was on the program
but had not been feeling well and
had been taken to the hospital.
After all of the appreciations, the
luncheon was served by the staff.


Medicare

Information

Available At Senior

Center In Carrabelle

May 16th
A Medicare speaker will present
a topical lecture on benefits, fu-
tures, Medicare rights, health
choices program and other as-
pects at the Franklin County Se-
nior Center in Carrabelle on
Thursday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m.
The public is invited. The event is
sponsored by Marquis Home
Health. For, further information,
please call 850-653-1111.

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The midway at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.


Touch tanks at the Ed Ball Marine Lab
Open House were very popular with all
visitors.


4th Annual
Antique And

Classic Boat

Show "Better

Than Ever"

By Tom Campbell
Apalachicola's Antique and Clas-
sic Boat Show was held for the
fourth year in 2002, on Saturday,
April 27, attracting crowds that
filled the motels and inns until
there was "not a room left by.
Wednesday," according to Execu-
tive Director Anita Gregory of the
Chamber of Commerce. Approxi-
mately 3,000 people attended the
event.
Over sixty boats from around the
southeast were displayed, plus
antique outboard engines and
,educational and artist booths.
Boats were on display along Wa-
ter Street from Avenue D to Av-
enue E, Avenue D to Commerce
Street and Avenue E to Commerce
Street. The show began at 10 a.m.
and ended about 5 p.m.
Cletus Heaps entered his 14' Th-
ompon 1946 8' hydroplane in the
show, and won "Best Runabout
in Show" award. Charles Penny
entered his 18' Davis Boat Com-
pany 1949 and won an award,
according to Gregory.
Also in the show were, among oth-
ers:
Hildreth Cooper: 15" Feathercraft
runabout 1955
Don Babcock: 22' Chris Craft
1947
Michael Grace: 14' skiff 1940
Gary Usina: 12' Speedicraft 1950,
1954 Mercury Mark 55-H
Gene Miller: 10' Hydroplane 1952
and many others. Gregory said,
"Everybody had a good time and
there was a good turnout, it had
a good economic impact on the
community."
The Governor Stone also cel-
ebrated its 125th birthday the
same weekend. And of course,
there was plenty of good, seafood
prepared to please every taste.


Riverfront

Festival Good

For Vendors

By Rene Topping and Tom
Campbell
The day was filled with sunshine
and a good natured crowd that
walked slowly, stopping at every
booth, All of the vendors said that
the crowd was smaller than last
year but it was a "buying crowd."
It was a happy crowd.
Ron Treutel, President of the
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce, said he had been told by
the Fine Arts vendors that they
were very happy with their sales.
Also our own local Carrabelle Art-
ists Association, who where inside
the courtyard of Harry's Bar, said
that had sold more than ever be-
fore.
The Boy Scouts did very well with
their seafood meal. The Sea Oats


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with the young...


Club was happy with their day.
There was several T-Shirt people
and they certainly had every
T-Shirt from the "Three Firemen"
to "Animals" and they said that
they were having steady business.
One wonderful sight was a man
who walked the length of the fes-
tival several times accompanied
with two beautiful parrots on his
shoulders. They seemed to be en-
joying the affair and bobbed their
heads back at forth.
The two "Gators" were running all
the time up and down the lines of
booths and if someone needed to
hitch a ride they were taken
aboard.
'Chamber Director Bonnie
Stephenson reported that this
year she did not get ONE COM-
PLAINT from any vendor. They did
suggest things we might do bet-
ter in the next year. Each year our
director speaks to every vendor to
ask if they were satisfied.
Stephenson said there were a to-
tal of "68 vendors from the area,"
Everything imaginable was on dis-
play, from beautiful plants to fine
arts and crafts. One of the most
exotic plants on display was bou-
gainvillea, a woody tropical Ameri-
can vine which grows in Florida
and California. The bougainvillea
has inconspicuous flowers sur-
rounded by showy red or purple
bracts or leaves.
The Carrabelle Artists Association
had an exhibition of works by
twelve local artists, including Pat
Moore, Kathleen Heveran, Nancy
Burgess, Shirley Cox, and Betty
Roberts. There were also sculp-
tures by artist Josefa Benevides
Kotzman.
Thanks to Karen Hildebrandt
from ASB, the chamber "now has
a storage place for the Riverfront
Festival signs, etc. Gene Langston
of the new U-Lock Inc., has do-
nated a storage unit to the Cham-
ber," according to Stephenson.
One of the ideas are being thought
about for next years Festival is
one thing we needed, was more
events for the kids. One thought
is that the members of PRIDE may
want to do a Kid's Festival on the
Athletic Field for next year.
The crowd on Saturday was
mostly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. The Sunday crowd was
smaller but there were buyers.
There is no official number for the
crowd. The Chamber feels that the
crowd they attracted was the kind
Carrabelle wants to have. Even
the litter was nominal. Stephen-
son said, "I'm feeling really happy
about the whole festival."


2002 Alligator

Harvest

Preparations

Under Way

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) will
begin accepting applications May
I from hunters who want to test
their prowess in pursuit of alliga-
tors.
Applications will be available at
all FWC regional offices, and
internet users can download ap-
plications from the agency's Alli-
gator Management Program Web
site athttp://wld.fwc.state.fl.us/
gators/public.htm.


Harry Dutton, Head of the FWC's
Alligator Management Section,
said everyone who submitted ap-
plications last year should receive
this year's application in the mail,
even if they weren't drawn for the
hunt.
"Last year's applicants whose ad-
dresses have changed, however,
during the past year, or who
haven't received a 2002 applica-
tion by April 25, should contact
an FWC office or download a copy
of the application from the Alliga-
tor Management Program Web
site."
This year, each applicant must
submit only one completed
current-year alligator harvest per-
mit/alligator trapping license ap-
plication and either:
* a copy of his alligator trapping
license valid through October 8 or
fee payment for an alligator trap-
ping license ($250 for residents or
1,000 for nonresidents), and
* fee payment for two CITES tags
($20 total).
"We will accept only complete ap-
plication packages that arrive at
the address on the application
after 8 a.m. on May I," Dutton
said.
The. FWC will not accept multiple
applications that arrive- in one
envelope, although it will accept
multiple envelopes that are mailed
together-in express mailers, for
instance.
Application packages will be se-
lected randomly on a daily basis.
after May I until all available per-
mits are issued. Selected appli-
cants will receive harvest permits
for their preferred available har-
vest units and harvest periods.
When no harvest permits are
available for any of the applicant's
choices, the FWC will return his
fees. Applicants can check their
selection status on the Comm--
ission's Alligator Management
Program Web site.
Permittees will be allowed to take
two alligators each during their
hunts.
The FWC strongly encourages
permit holders to attend a
three-hour training and orienta-
tion program that will take place
throughout the state during July
and August. The agency will no-
tify them of dates and locations.


Sea Turtle

Committee

Shells Out

Grant Money
As the sea turtle nesting season
begins on the Atlantic coast,
Florida's sea turtles are getting a
helping hand from a special group
of friends on land.
Florida motorists sporting a sea
turtle license plate on their cars
or trucks are funding the state's
Marine Turtle Protection Program
(MTPP). When the specialty plate
was introduced in 1998, it re-
quired that funds be distributed
in the form of grants for the pro-
tection and conservation of the
beleaguered and beloved reptiles.
Dr. Robbin Trindell, a Biological
Administrator in the Florida Fish*
and Wildlife Conservation Comm-
ission's (FWC) Bureau of Pro-
tected Species Management, said
the Sea Turtle Grants Committee
met March 1 in Tallahassee to


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review 37 applications for re-
search, education and conserva-
tion projects about Florida's sea
turtles. At the end of the day, she
said, the committee recom-
mended 23 projects for funding.
The committee authorized a total
of $275,566 in grants to Florida's
local governments, universities
and nonprofit groups to work on
sea turtle-related projects. Eligible
projects include studies of genet-
ics and diseases of Florida sea'
turtles, educational brochures
concerning threats to sea turtles,
museum-quality exhibits, travel-
ing billboards, and changing
lights along Florida's beaches to
save turtle hatchlings.
"The Sea Turtle Grants Commit-
tee has funded a variety of
projects along our beaches, and
our staff is excited about the good
things that will be done for sea
turtles through this program," Dr.
Trindell said. "Many of the grant
recipients are the same groups
who work tirelessly as volunteers
to protect our threatened and en-
dangered sea turtles."
At $17.50 above the price of a
standard license plate, the sea
turtle tag is the lowest priced con-
servation tag in Florida.
Florida communities and other
interested groups can obtain in-
formation about applying for
funds through the Sea Turtle
Grants Program by contacting the
FWC's Bureau of Protected Spe-
cies Management at (850)
922-4330 or on-line at
wwvw floridaconsenration.or.


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The Franklin Chronicle


Second Circuit

Court Report

February 18, 2002
By Sue Cronkite


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


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

ARRAIGNMENTS
Branch, George S.: Charged with driving while license suspended felony and
Driving While Intoxicated (DUI). According to probable cause report, the fol-'
lowing allegedly occurred: On December 25, 2001, officers observed a 1978
Ford pickup exit the roadway. Defendant had strong odor of alcohol, was
unable to perform field sobriety tests. Tag on vehicle was registered to an-
other vehicle. Drivers license records revealed defendant's drivers license had
been revoked on December 14. 1998 for 10 years and on June 17. 1999 was
listed as habitual traffic violator. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-
trial conference set for April 15. 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cooper, Melanie A.: Charged with aggravated battery. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On January 7, 2002, an officer
was dispatched to 110 22nd Avenue, Apalachicola, where a fight had broken
out between defendant, her daughter, and the father of a younger child. Pre-
trial conference continued to February 18. 2001. Steiger represented the de-
fendant.
Dean, Cleveland E.: Charged with possession of firearm'by convicted felon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Janu-
ary 7. 2002, an officer was advised that defendant was camping on New River
in Franklin County and had an outstanding warrant from Mississippi. A weapon
was seized. Arraignment was continued to March 18. 2002. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Ford, Tamela: Charged with grand theft. Probable cause previously published.
Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Arraignment was continued to
April 15, 2002. Atty. Rachel Chesnut represented the defendant.
Hebert, Dennis L.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On No-
vember 27, 2001 and November 29, 2001, Franklin County Sheriffs Office
Narcotics Unit conducted controlled buys of illegal narcotics in the Carrabelle
area and purchased substances on both dates which tested positive as crack
cocaine. On one count the state chose not to prosecute. On the second count
defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 60
days jail, with credit for time served 59 days, upon release one year commu-
nity control, two years probation, standard drug conditions, to pay $295 court
costs and $100 to Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Steiger .repre-
sented the defendant.
Hicks, Daniel Eugene: Charged with grand theft of a firearm. According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On December 22, 2001.
when accused of taking a gun and car stereo, defendant admitted taking the
items to trade for drugs. State chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Johnson, Angela R.: Charged with child neglect. Probable cause previously
published. Pretrial conference set for March 18, 2002.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
felony fleeing or attempting to elude, driving while license suspended or re-
voked, and resisting arrest without violence. According to probable cause re-
port, the following allegedly occurred: On January 11. 2001, officers received
a call defendant had been at a Carrabelle residence cussing and asking to
fight. When officers located defendant on Three Rivers Road, the person driv-
ing the vehicle speeded up to around 100 miles per hour taking officers on a
long chase after which he was arrested in Liberty County. Pretrial conference
set for March 18, 2002.
Longway, James Joseph Jr.: Charged with driving while license suspended
felony. Probable cause previously published. Defendant entered a plea of not
guilty. Arraignment continued to March 15, 2002. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Martin, Bobby Clay: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to deliver and three counts of sale of controlled Substance. -According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On November 20. 2001.
at 9:40 p.m., narcotics officers purchased what tested positive as crack co-
caine from the defendant at Avenue L and 9th Street in Apalachicola: at 10:13
p.m., officers purchased what tested positive as crack cocaine from the defen-
dant in an alleyway between 8" and 9th streets; on November 21,-2001. offic-
ers were yelled at to stop as they were passing the residence of the defendant
and asked what they wanted, then offered what tested positive to be crack
cocaine which was taken from the end of a small black flashlight: on Novem-
ber 22, 2001, officers investigating theft of a firearm and car stereo found
what tested positive as crack cocaine. Defendant entered written plea of not
guilty. Pretrial conference set for February 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
McCullough, David P.:-Charged with willful/wanton reckless driving with
serious bodily injury, attached tag not assigned, and driving while license
suspended or revoked.. According to probable cause report, the following al-
legedly occurred: On November 10, 2001, officers apprehended defendant four
miles west Of Apalachicola on Highway 98 and charged him with reckless
driving. Pretrial conference set for March 18, 2002.
Ostrowski, Theresa M.: Charged with grand theft. Deferred prosecution agree-
ment made on December 18, 2000. Third time on docket for disposition. State
chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Putnal, Joseph G.: Charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on
law enforcement officer, and resisting officer with violence. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On January 2, 2002, offic-
ers were called to defendant's residence where his wife stated he had threat-
ened her with a knife. Defendant then threatened officers, stabbed the knife
through the door, opened the door and asked officers to shoot him, then closed
it, opening it again to curse and threaten officers. Defendant entered a plea of
, not guilty. On motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail, bail set at $25,000.
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the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron G.: Charged with carjacking. State chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.


Russ, Jerome David: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On No-
vember 15, 2001, narcotics officers making controlled buys purchased what
tested positive as crack cocaine from the defendant on the corner of 9th Street
and Avenue L in Apalachicola at 4:55 p.m. and again an hour later at 5:55
p.m. Pretrial conference set for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the de-
fendant.
Walden, Lisa Ann: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: On July 24, 2001, an officer was called
to E-Z Serve #4044 to discuss stolen money orders totaling $9890.35. On
December 6, 2001, an officer was given copies of the money orders dated July
2, 2001, July 9, 2001, and July 16, 2001, some of which were cashed at the
Carrabelle IGA. Pretrial conference was set for March 18. 2002.
Williams, Johnny Lee: Charged with battery domestic violence and aggra-
vated assault with deadly weapon. State chose not to prosecute. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES
Ard, Carl Wayne: Charged with escape lowered to resisting without violence.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty. received 11
months 29 days.in Franklin County Jail with credit for time served 45 days. to
pay $145 within 60 days of release. Steiger represented the defendant.
Ash, Craig: Charged with four counts of sale of controlled substance. In a
violation of probation hearing, order for continuance granted. Trial set for
March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Banks, Claude F.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. The
state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Barfield, Michael Wade: Charged with burglary of structure And petit theft.
Trial set for March 18, 2002. Atty. Charles E. Hobbs II represented the defen-
dant.
Becton, Tony J.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Pretrial conference continued to March 18, 2002, with trial set on March 20.
2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Beebe, Dennis Lake: Charged with two counts of grand theft. Trial by jury set
for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray, Jr.: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforce-
ment officer, possession of controlled substance, and sale of controlled sub-
stance. Trial by jury set for March 18, 2002. Atty. Charles E. Hobbs II repre-
sented the defendant.
Brown, Charles: Charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance.
Pretrial conference continued to March 18, 2002, with trial set for March 20.
2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, criminal mischief under $200, three counts sale of controlled sub-
stance, dealing stolen property, burglary of a structure, and grand theft from
retail merchant. On charges of burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, and criminal mischief under $200, state chose not to prosecute. On
other charges trial by.jury set for March 18, 2002. In violation of probation
hearing charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries, with hearing
continued to March 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
dant.
Brown, James Paul: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. The state chose not
to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Kevin Lee: Charged with attempted first degree murder with firearm.
Trial by jury set for April 15, 2002. Atty. Anthony J. Natale represented the
defendant.
Brown, Richard Calvin: Charged with dealing stolen property. In violation oi
probation hearing, defendant entered a denial. Trial by jury set for March 18.
2002. Steiger represented the defendant.'
Brown, Shawn V.: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery of law
enforcement officer, willful and wanton reckless driving. Jury trial reset foi
March 18, 2002. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant:
Burns, Calvin R.: Charged with possession of controlled substance. State
chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony
burglary of a structure, and violation of probation on four counts of uttering a
forged check. Trial by jury-continued to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented


James, Jason Paul: Charged with possession outboard motor serial number
removed. Trial set for March 18. 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance, aggra-
vated assault with deadly weapon, possession of controlled substance, culti-
vation of cannabis. possession less than 20 grams marijuana, possession drug
paraphernalia, and resisting officer with violence. Pretrial conference set for
March 18, 2002, with trial set for March 20, 2002. Atty. Ryan R. Davis repre-
sented the defendant.
Jones, Travis N.: Charged with resisting officer with violence and sale of
controlled substance. Trial by jury set for April 15, 2002. In violation of pro-
bation hearing continuance granted to April 15. 2002. Steiger represented the
defendant.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing stolen
property. Trial continued to March 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders repre-
-'sented the defendant.
Lee, Christopher Brian: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of'
cannabis more than 20 grams, and possession controlled substance intent to
deliver. Trial continued to March 18, 2002. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler repre-
sented the defendant.
Lowery, George Andy: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance.
Trial set for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Mathis, Raymond: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon
and discharge of firearm in public. Trial set for April 15, 2002. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
McMahon, Glenn: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial set for
March 3, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft. Trial set for April 15.
2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Neel, Kimberly J.: Charged with aggravated battery, drug possession of mari-
juana under 20.grams, drug paraphernalia use or possession, and trespass-
ing. Transferred to county court, Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the de-
fendant.
Ochala, Robert Paul: Charged with burglary while armed and attempted first
degree murder. Trial- set for March 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
O'Neal, Lorenzo: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued
to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Ray, Sheryl: Charged with child abuse. Trial set for March '18, 2002. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Robinson, Alpha Omega: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial set
for April 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.


Cargill, Stephon: charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued Rogers, John: Charged with two counts worthless checks over $150. At pre-
to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant. trial conference, deferred ,prosecution agreement made. Steiger represented
Ellis, David: Charged with grand theft third degree. Trial continued to March the defendant.
18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant. iRose, Christopher Dwight II: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and deal-
Estes, Robert C.: Chargedith agg.ated assault wh deadlweapoTial i en ppery. Trial jury set for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented
continuance granted to March 18; 2002. Atty. Robert Rand represented the J .-defendan..
defendant. Rowland, Robert Lewis: Charged with burglary of dwelling and grand theft.
Farmer.THarold: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued Trial by jury set for April 15, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Farmer.Harold: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued J* 7f *& i


to March 18, 2002. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Fender, Carl: Charged with driving while license suspended felony. Trial con-
tinued to March 18, 2002. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Fitzgerald, Scan Patrick: Charged with murder first degree. To be arraigned
on grand jury indictment. Atty. Barbara Sanders, with co-counsel Sellers rep-
resented the defendant.



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Salter, Albert, Jr.: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance.
Pretrial conference continued to March 18, 2002, with trial on March 20.
2002. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.

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Geter, Lucille: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance and
grand theft. State chose not to prosecute on one sale of controlled substance
charge. On other charge, defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudi-
cated guilty, received three years probation, inpatient and aftercare, to re-
main injail until bed available, standard drug conditions, credit for time served
111 days and to pay $295 court costs. Defendant admitted violation of proba-
tion, was adjudicated guilty, received three years probation, with other condi-
tions concurrent with disposition of charge of sale of controlled substance
plea of no contest. Steiger represented the defendant.
Geter, Sylvia: Charged with grand theft. Trial by jury set for April 15. 2002.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Gloner, David Allen: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Trial by jury
set for April 15, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Golden, James Keith: Charged with possession outboard motor serial num-
ber removed. Trial continued to March 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders rep-
resented the defendant.
Harrell, Deneen C.: Charged with grand theft. Trial by jury set for April 15.
2002. Atty.' Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Harris, Lataska: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Pretrial confer-
ence continued to March 18, 2002. with trial set for March 20. 2002. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Hill, Travis Walker: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
Trial by jury set for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Jackson, James Phillip: Charged with two counts.sexual battery by threats
reasonably believed, and burglary with assault therein. Trial by jury set for
April 15, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.








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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


3 May 2002 Page 7


Second Circuit Court from Page 6
Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle and grand
theft. Trial continued to April 15. 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Shiver, Kelley A.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. resisting
S officer with violence, and DUI. Continuance ordered to March 18. 2002. Atty.
Rendi Katalinic represented the defendant.
Strops, Benny Ray: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Set
for trial by jury on April 15. 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Thomas, Fred W.: Charged with five counts of worthless checks over $150.
and five counts of grand theft. Failure to appear, release on own recognizance
revoked, with warrant for arrest. Trial set for March 18. 2002. Atty. Steven P.
Glazer represented the defendant.
Thomas, Marlo M.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
.Trial reset for March 18. 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
dant.
Tomlin, Cynthia Farland: Charged with grand theft and uttering a forged
check. Trial by jury set for April 15, 2002. Atty. Rachel Chesnut represented
the defendant.
Turrell, Ben: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Pretrial conference.
continued to April 14, 2002, with trial set for April 17. 2002. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Wallace, Darren Lee: Charged with sale of controlled substance and two counts
aggravated battery. Defendant entered a plea of no contest on all three charges.
was adjudicated guilty, received 60 months Department of Corrections: upon
release 18 months administrative probation, with credit for time served 206
days, to pay $295 court costs and $100 to Florida Department of Law. En-
forcement (FDLE), all sentences to run concurrent. Atty. Ryan R. Davis repre-
sented the defendant.
Weldon, Richard Thomas, Jr.: Charged with DUI with serious injuries, driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked, and reckless driving. Trial set for
March 15, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
West, Raymond D.: Charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance.
On one count the state chose not to prosecute. On other two counts defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 10 months
jail, upon release three years probation, with credit for time served, to pay
$295 court costs and $100 to FDLE, all to run concurrent. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance.
Pretrial conference set for March 18, 2002, with trial March 20. 2002. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Williams, Alex D: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial continued
to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Williams, Freddie: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Trial set for March 18, 2002 Steiger represented the defendant.
Williams, James: Charged with dealing stolen property. Plea lowered to grand
theft. Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received
18 months probation, to pay $295 court costs.
Williams, Johnny Lee: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial by
'jury set for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wood, Eric Elton: Charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of
cannabis more than 20 grams. Trial continued to March 18. 2002. Atty. Charles
E. Hobbs III represented the defendant.
Wood, Larry David: Charged with burglary of dwelling and grand theft. Order
for continuance to April 15, 2002. Atty. Don Pumphrey Jr. represented the
defendant.
Zabielski, Michael: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon.
State chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Coatney, Donald William: Charged with 11 counts of uttering a forged check.
Public defender appointed. Hearing reset for March 18, 2002.
Fedd, Jermalne: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. De-
fendant entered a denial. Hearing reset for March 18, 2002. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Givens, Josephine: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. Defen-
dant entered a denial. Hearing reset for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Lamberson Jamie L.: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Defendant
entered a denial. Hearing reset for March 18, 2002. Steiget represented the
defendant.


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Parcel 2122200110000 Leon County, FL
Scale 1:3600

0 150 300 450 600 750 Feet

Zoned MR-1 Medium Density
Residential District


1. District Intent
The MR-1 district is intended to be located
in areas designated Mixed Use-A. B. or C
on the Future Land Use Map of the
Comprehensive Plan. in close proximity to
more intensive non-residential uses,
including commercial and office uses; and
to 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
MR-I district is 16 dwelling units per acre.
while the minimum gross density allowed
is 8 dwelling units per acre. unless
constraints of concurrency or
preservation and/or conservation
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McMahon, Glenn: Charged with driving while license suspended felony. De-
fendant entered a written denial. Hearing reset for March 18. 2002. Steiger
represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Lorenzo: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Defen-
dant entered a denial. Hearing set for March 18. 2002. Public defender to be
appointed to represent the defendant.
Parramore, Floyd B.: Charged with trespassing structure or conveyance and
criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. Defendant entered a denial. Hearing reset
for March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Defendant admitted violation, probation reinstated, modified to extend one
year, with credit for time served 46 days. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Kenneth L.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Defendant entered a denial. Hearing reset for March 18, 2002. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Wilson, Cathy: Charged with grand theft auto. Failed to appear. Warrant
issued for arrest. Steiger represented the defendant.
Yon, Glenn Lee: Charged with sexual battery. Order issued dismissing affi-
davit and warrant.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARINGS
Ash, Craig: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Continuance
granted to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Beaty, Michael S.: Charged with grand theft and uttering a forged check.
Hearing set for March 18, 2002. Atty. Larry D. Simpson represented the de-
fendant.
Becton, Tony J.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Continuance
granted to March 18, 2002, Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, Holly Marie: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell
and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.: Defendant admitted violation, received
one year community control followed by remaining probation to January 31.
2004, with credit for time served 60 days. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Probation
terminated. Steiger represented the defendant.
Harris, Lataska: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Hearing
continued to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries.
Hearing continued to March 18, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
defendant.
Melton, George L.: Charged with false imprisonment. Admitted violation, ad-
judicated guilty, received 11 months 29 days in Franklin County Jail, with
credit for time served 71 days. Civil judgment. Steiger represented the defen-
dant.
White, Damien: Charged with possession less than 20 grams marijuana. Hear-
ing continued to March 18, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Zabielski, Michael: Charged with aggravated stalking. Found in violation of i
probation, adjudicated guity, received 36 months Department of Corrections.
with credit for time served one year. Steiger represented the defendant.

HEARINGS/OTHER
Kennedy, Derrick E.: Motion made for post conviction relief. Hearing contin-
ued to March 18, 2002. Afty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Cain, George D.: Charged with DUI and driving while license suspended felony.
Motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Steiger, represented the defen-
dant.
Tucker, William G.: Charged with sexual battery, multiple perpetrator. Mo-
tion for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, Stephon: Charged with sexual-battery on child under age 12. Re-
leased on $15,000 bail and electronic monitoring. Steiger represented the de-
fendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with driving while license suspended felony. Re-
leased on own recognizance on violation of probation. Steiger represented the
defendant.

JURY TRIALS
Banks, Claud F.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. State
chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
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Brown, Elijah: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, and criminal mischief under $200. State chose not to prosecute.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Burns, Calvin R.: Charged with possession of controlled substance. State
chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Davis, Clinton W.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. State chose not
to prosecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. State
chose not to prosecute. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Rogers, John: Charged with two counts of worthless checks over $150. De-
ferred prosecution agreement issued. Steiger represented the defendant.
Shiver, Kelley A.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence, and DUI. Order for continuance granted to March 20.
2002. Atty. Rendi Katalinic represented the defendant.



Groups Receive Funds To Help

Slow Growth

By Sue Cronkite
Eastpoint and Alligator Point groups are to receive $10,000 each to
help put some brakes on over-development along the coast. A
three-year program by 1000 Friends of Florida, called Florida Pan-
handle Initiative, offers cash and technical assistance to Apalachicola
Bay and River Keepers, Apalachee Ecological Conservancy and the
Grayton Beach area of South Walton County.
The grants were announced at a press conference Monday, April
29th at the Research Reserve, Apalachicola.
The program supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
and partnered by 1000 Friends of Florida, also includes major land
acquisition. projects and partnerships with local planning groups to
provide technical'assistance and incentive grants. The Duke Foun-
dation is funneling $11 million into the Florida Panhandle, South-
west. Georgia, and South Alabama. 1000 Friends is to receive
$500,000 for the Florida Panhandle Initiative to help the
community-based organizations build coalitions, educate the pub-
lic, and bring about positive changes in public policy.
Apalachicola River and Bay are listed among the most endangered
areas in the country, according to Dave McLain, president of the
River Keepers. Threats include water quantity," said McLain. His
group is seeking to get language in a bill before Congress to stop
dredging upriver by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and developing
educational materials on protecting the fragile Apalachicola water-
shed.
"Wetlands are being paved over and habitats being destroyed, said
McLain. "If we don't stop pollution, at some point it will go toxic." He
sees "old Florida being destroyed. It's like a powder keg. With
partnering, the challenge is doable:" The River Keepers, with the
help of students in the communication department of Florida State
University, are preparing a documentary to illustrate what is hap-
pening to wildlife habitat and wetlands.
Hopes and plans for "seeking a balance between responsible growth
and protection of the environment through research, education and
volunteerism," will be aided by the infusion of funds and other as-
sistance from the Friends group, according to Roy du verger of the
APECO group from Alligator Point.
"Preliminary discussions with major landowners, local businesses,
aquaculture interests, local governments, citizen and business groups
all indicate a willingness to-participate in this visioning, project,"
said Du Verger.
He said the outcomes are a common understanding of the environ-
mental sensitivity of'the area, new plans and regulations for future
growth that avoids infrastructure. Problems such as sewer, water,
roads, marinas, schools, and environmental degradation and loss of
wildlife resources and biodiversity.
"APECO looks forward to working with 1000 Friends of Florida, the
Doris Duke Foundation, and other Panhandle partners in making
our collective vision for Panhandle Florida come true," said Du Verger.
Community Planners Dan Pennington and Julia "'Alex" Magee are to
provide hands-on assistance to the groups in the coming three years.
to help them meet their goals, Pennington told a gathering at the
Estuarine Research Reserve. Bob Bendict, Florida Chapter Director
of the Nature Conservancy, said the Conservancy received a $6.3
million grant for conservation work in the three states, and is work-
ing to identify steep ravines along the Apalachicola River from near
Bristol to Interstate 10 that need protection. Others at-the meeting
included a representative of Tall Timbers Research Station which is
using Duke Foundation funds for biological studies on private land,
and a representative of the Georgia Conservancy.


AMVETS Joint

Spring Review

On April 12, 2002, Commander
of AMVETS POST 107, located in
Carrabelle, Fl., James J. Lawlor,
Sr, participated in the Florida
A&M University Army and Navy
ROTC Joint Spring Review.
As a representative of AMVETS
National Organization and AM-
VETS Department of Florida,
Commander Lawlor was proud to
award the American Veterans
Award to the Logistics Officer of
the 2002 NROTC Battalion, O.C.,
Ubie Brantley and the AMVETS
Award to Cadet Davis of the 2002
AROTC Battalion.
The ceremony was presided over
by the Commanding Officer of the


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Florida A&M University Naval
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Program, Captain Robert L.
Cunningham, Jr.
Opening remarks and congratu-
lations to all the members of the
AROTC & NROTC programs was
given by Dr. Henry Lewis III, the
interim President of Florida A&M
University.
Commander Lawlor was honored
to participate in this awards pro-
gram and the opportunity to
watch in the review of these well
developed morally, mentally,
physically and fundamentally,
future Commissioned Officers of
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Final Concert

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The final concert of the Ilse Newell
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annual free concert in Lafayette
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EDT.
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.conducted by Karl Lester.
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last nine years. The audience is
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By Tom Campbell
President Laura Moody of the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety announced last week that
"the Raney House has been cho-
sen as a recipient of a 2002 Tal-
lahassee/Leon County Historic
Preservation Award." The Apala-
chicola Area Historical Society will
receive an award for "Outstand-
ing Achievement in a Preservation
Project of Regional Impact for its
role in the project."
The Tallahassee Trust for Historic
Preservation and the Florida Heri-
tage Foundation announced that
the "distinguished panel ofjurors
that made this award included
Ms. Peggy Brady, Director of the
Cultural Resources Commission,
Dr. Glen Doran; FSU School of


Anthropology, Dr. Richard Dozier,
FAMU School of Architecture,
Honorable Bob Rackleff, Leon
County Commissioner, and Mr.
Erik Robinson, Curator of the
Museum of Florida History."
The award will be presented at the
2002 Tallahassee/Leon County
Historic Preservation Awards Cer-
emony, Thursday, May 23, 2002,
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the
Conradi Theater in the historic
Williams Building on the FSU
Campus. Ms. Moody said she
.hoped to attend the ceremony.
Ms. Moody is recognized for her
contribution in the dedication and
efforts to preserve the Raney
House in Apalachicola. The Raney
House is "an important part of the
region's history."


PHILACO Announces Winners

In 3rd Grade Poster Contest


By Tom Campbell
The Franklin County Third Grade
Poster Contest, sponsored by
PHILACO Conservation Depart-
ment, was offered to third grade
students at Chapman, Brown and
Carrabelle Schools. The judging
of the posters submitted was done
on March 29, 2002, by Bruce Hall,
Patti McCartney and Donna
Butterfield.
On April 15, there were presenta-
tions on conservation, and the
presentation of awards at each
school. In May, the posters will
be displayed at island rental of-
fices, according to officers of
PHILACO.
All participants in the contest re-
ceived 'Turtle" Certificates. First
Place winner received a turtle item
from the Island Emporium and a
specially designed certificate.
Second Place winner received a
nature T-shirt and Third Place
received a small moving-head
turtle. Judges said all the post-
ers "were very good."


The winners were:
Chapman:
1st Place-Brandi Pridgen, 2nd
Place-R.J. Pace, 3rd Place-Brit-
tany Sundberg.
Brown:
1st-Morgan Yunick, 2nd-Shane
Hartsfield, 3rd-Veronica Ryan.
Apalachicola:
1st Place-Ryan Cooper, 2nd-
Chantelle Lucas, 3rd--Cassandra
Frink.


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PHIIACO Group Hears Dr. John David Tobe
On "Florida's Wonderful Wetlands"


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Attracts Crowd

By Rene Topping
Itwas just past 3 pm. on Wednes-
day; March 30 as Vicki Barnett
turned into Liz Hurley's driveway:
bringing home two Kemp Ridley
turtles. The two ladies had driven
to the outskirts of Ocala to meet
a young man who works at Sea
World, mainly with turtles. The
turtles had been at sea world
since October, 2001 and were very
ill and had lost a lot of their body
weight.
Barnett said that when she had
taken them to sea world they
weighed in at only 6 pounds and
were listless.
The turtles had been brought in
*to the Gulf Specimen, in Panacea,
Wakulla. The business is run by
Jack Rudloe when two fishermen
caught them on their hooks on
Rudloe's docks. On arrival in at
Sea World Hospital for turtles,
they were given X-rays. These re-
vealed that the hooks were im-
planted in their throats and were
slowly killing the turtles.
Both turtles had made a great
recovery and now weighed in at
14 pounds. The turtles seemed to
sense where they were as they
were carried down to the waters
edge. Barnett was carrying one
and Rudloe the other. The turtle
Barnett was carrying appeared to
be trying to fly through the air and
was ready to swim.
Vicki set her turtle down just at
the edge and it did not stay for
any long goodbye. It dived into the
water and swam out of sight be-
fore a person could get two clicks
on a camera.
S.The one Rudloe carried.down wvas
a little longer in taking the plunge
into the Gulf. It sat there for a few
moments almost as if it was mea-
suring the longitude and latitude
of the place where it had been put
down. Then the turtle just
plunged in and swam vigorously


out into the deep water leaving a
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watched the release. Barnett said
that she hopes they will return to
this beach which is very close to
the Phipps Preserve.
Barnett is the only person on Al-
ligator Point licensed to take care
of the turtles. If you find one that
seems to be disabled- or washed
up dead on the beach, you should
call Vicki before touching it.
She is the originator of Franklin
County ordinance to have resi-
dents shade their lights looking
out on the waterside and to allow
prosecution fines for anyone dis-
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By Tom Campbell
There should be no doubt about
the "beauty, wonder, and impor-
tance" of "The Wonderful Wet-
lands of Northwest Florida," after
hearing a workshop led by one of
Florida's premier botanists, Dr.
John David Tobe. Educated at the
University of Florida, Clemson
and FSU, Dr. Tobe specialized in
botany regarding wetlands. He
spoke Thursday, April 18, at a
luncheon sponsored by PHILACO,
then led a field trip and in the
evening, spoke at the Civic Club
on St. George Island.
One of the attractive, slick bro-
chures he brought along with him
showed some beautiful photo-
graphs of Florida's wetlands,
which are defined in the brochure
as "areas where water, inundates
the land or saturates the soil long
enough to support a prevalence
of plants that are specifically
adapted to" such conditions.
Technically, wetlands are "tran-
sitional lands between uplands
and open waters."
Typical Florida wetlands include
swamps, marshes, bayheads,
bogs, cypress domes and strands,
sloughs, wet prairies and other
similar areas.
Wetlands serve as nursery
grounds for fish, shellfish and
other aquatic animals. They are
also essential to the survival of
some endangered and threatened
species such as the woodstork
and Florida panther.
Groundwater and drinking water
supplies are recharged from the
water that collects in wetlands
and slowly filters into the ground.
Therein lies the problem of man's
pollution of wetlands, which even-
tually directly affects man's clean
water supply.
Dr. Tobe pointed out that women's
groups such as PHILACO had
been important in starting efforts
to clean up man's pollution of vi-
tal wetlands, such as swamps. He
pointed out that "Virtually no one
talked about ecosystems before
the 1970's." It was largely due.to
Rachel Carson's book; "Silent
Spring" (1962), that the public
"became aware of ecology and the
connection between chemical poi-
sons and other pollutants that are
being cycled through the ecosys-
tem."
As urban development eats away
at natural areas, more people
have become increasingly con-
cerned about open spaces and the
last wild places, and the public is
getting involved more with local
governments to address land use
and development. The primary-
driving force, according to Dr.
Tobe, of conversion of healthy eco-
systems into non-functioning or
completely destroyed land is in-
creasing human population.
The problem, he said, of popula-
tion growth is now widely debated
in public. "Zero population growth
is a goal toward which many in
the U.S. have become committed,"
said Dr. Tobe. "Population control
is something our government
should be addressing, but it is
not. The public has become aware
that humankind can exceed the
limits of the environment, and can
deplete it and contaminate it."
It seems, unthinkable that hu-
mankind would destroy the very
ecosystem that supports its life
here on earth, and yet, .that is
exactly what is happening. It's as
if the "human race has a suicide
wish and is pursuing it at full
speed." In spite of widespread ac-
ceptance of the facts, "our soci-
ety and the/world as a whole has
had little large-scale success in
improving the environment or
preventing its continued destruc-
tion and contamination."


He offered some sobering
thoughts for consideration, in-
cluding:
* Ecosystem and wetland services
are essential to civilization.
* These services operate on such
a grand scale and in such intri-
cate and little-explored ways that
most could not be replaced by
technology.
* Human activities are already
impairing the flow of ecosystem
and wetland services on a large
scale.
* If current trends continue, hu-
manity will dramatically alter vir-
tually all of Earth's remaining
natural ecosystems and wetlands
within a few decades.
Dr. Tobe suggested that the pub-
lic needs to be made "more aware
of the great need for protecting
our ecosystem and wetland
services."
For further information, the
reader may contact Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection, Bureau of Submerged
Lands and Environmental Re-
sources, M.S. 2500, 2600 Blair
Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL
32399-2400.


Alligators Are

On The Move

Alligator mating season is upon
us, and this is a time of year when
alligators become more visible as
they travel between lakes and riv-
ers in search of mates.
Each spring, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) regularly receives re-
ports of alligators in back yards"
and swimming pools or crossing
highways. Occasionally, alligators
also turn up in some unusual
spots.
Residents of one north Florida
town, leaving church after a Sun-
day morning service, were sur-
prised to find an alligator just
outside the main doors. The alli-
gator climbed approximately 20
steps to reach the spot. Church.
members exited through the side
doors and awaited a licensed
(FWC) alligator trapper to remove
the animal.
"In Florida, living with alligators
is a part of our tropical lifestyle,
and generally, we Floridians have
adapted well," FWC Alligator Bi-
ologist Harry Dutton said. "Most
of us know feeding alligators is
illegal; we know not to swim at
night and not to allow pets to
swim in waters inhabited by
gators."
Alligators are part of Florida's
natural heritage and. play an im-
portant role in the state's wet-
lands ecology: As predators, alli-
gators remove the sick and weak
from-their prey animal popula-
tions, ensuring that only the
strongest and fastest live to repro-
duce. Also, the "gator holes," wal-
lowed out by alligators in wet-
lands during.draught, provide the
only available drinking water for
many other species.





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Daniel Adam Vied and Katie Scarlett Strickland brought
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assisted the children in their first round of competitions
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Franklin County Arrest In April

Involved Two States


By Tom Campbell
Sheriff Bruce Varnes announced
last week that arrests were made
in Franklin County on Saturday,
April 13, 2002, in a case that in-
volved at least two states.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on
Saturday, April 13, 2002, the
management of the Island View
Motel on Highway 98 East of
Carrabelle phoned the Sheriffs
Office, reporting that tenants of
the motel were in the process of
leaving and taking property from
the motel. It was not disclosed
what this property was.
According to reports, during the
exit from the motel property, the
subjects "nearly ran over the mo-
tel manager."
An alert was issued and the ve-
hicle was stopped in Wakulla
County within an hour of the time
of the call. The subjects in the
vehicle were arrested.
While conducting a search inci-
dent to the arrest, Franklin
County Deputies Goldie Harris
and Quinnaland Rhodes found
stolen property which had been
taken in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This property "was purchased il-
legally by the subjects using credit.
cards and checks in a stolen
purse, taken from a Kalamazoo
shopping center," according to
reports.


During the search, Deputies Har-
ris and Rhodes located "chemicals
and equipment used to produce
crystal methamphetamine. Re-
ceipts were also found in the ve-
hicle for the purchase of these
chemicals and equipment in
Wakulla County. Also located in
the vehicle was approximately five
grams of crystals suspected to be
methamphetamine."
Officials in Kalamazoo, Michigan,
have been contacted about the
case in their jurisdiction. Also in-
volved in the investigation are
agents from Drug Enforcement
Administration, Department of
Environmental Protection and the
local EMS.
The vehicle involved was a 1986
Chevrolet Nova, registered in
Michigan. Arrested persons were:
Leanne C. Colter, WF; DOB
09-02-1968; 2525 North Hills
Court East, Kalamazoo, MI and
Timothy C. Colter, WM; DOB
12-28-1964; 2525 North Hills
Court East, Kalamazoo, MI.
Leanne Colter was charged with
Aggravated Assault by Motor Ve-
hicle. Both subjects were charged
with Grand Thefts, and the pos-
session of the controlled sub-
stances and of the meth lab. Fur-
ther charges may be pending from
Michigan officials.


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Ralph Kendrick Honored By

Florida Division Of Forestry


These are a few of 'the
walkers with their masters
who participated in the First
Annual Du Dawg Days on
Saturday, April 13, 2002.
Registrations were gathered
at Harry A's and the parti-
cipants took their animals to
the bike trail on St. George
Island. There were more
dogs than masters! Accord-
ing to Donna Richards, one
of the sponsors of the event,
about $2000 was raised to
benefit the Franklin County
Humane Society.
Top pledges in the Du Dawg
Days fund raiser for the
Franklin County Humane
Society were: Candy Robert-


son, Katrina Prickett, Rita
Culbertson and Candice
Boatright.
In the formal judging, the
first place winners were, by
category:
1. Most Beautiful: "Lacey"
owned by Marilyn Bean.
2. Most Vocal: "Mattie"
owned by Heather Garcon-
etti.
3. Look-a-Like: "Becky"
owned by Royce Hodge.
4. Best Dressed: "The Whip-
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5. Most Handsome: "Max"
owned by Mary Ann Durrer.
6. "I'm so Ugly, I am the
Cutest:" "Bulldog Man"
owned by Jeanie Gaghe.
7. Waggiest Tail: "Sweet Jack
Russell" owned by Miss
Becky.
The organizers want to
thank the following sponsors
for their support in the first
annual competitions.
Gulf State Community Bank,
Century 21-Collins Realty,
Apalachicola State Bank,
Sportsman's Lodge, Fosters,
Oyster Radio, Gulf Coast
Realty and Vacation Rentals,
That Place on 98, National
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Franklin County

Well RepI-ebented
In Boston

Ma-dtliuon, 2002

By Tom Campbell
Keriya was the country which took
top prize money in the April 2002
Boston Marathon. However,
Franklin County was well repre-
sented in the race.
Hobson Fulmer and Jim Tully,
S both of Franklin County, entered
the race April 15, 2002.
Hobson Fulmer placed 46th with
a time of 3:12 and Jim Tully
placed 55th with a time of 3:16.
Both are to be congratulated-not
only for their times, but also for
entering and finishing the race. A
tip of the hat to both these
Vr Franklin County men. Congratu-
lations!


A lookout station surrounded by dwarf cypress.


The sun shone brightly on Tate's
Hell State Forest on April 17 at
10 a.m. as State Representatives,
Franklin County Representatives,
Department of Forestry workers
and just friends gathered at the
site of. the Dwarf Cypress trees.
They were there to take part in
"The Ralph G. Kendrick Dwarf
Cypress Trees Boardwalk Dedica-
tion."
This special area was set aside by
the Buckeye Cellulose Corpora-
tion. It is now one of the most
unique features of the Tate's Hell
State Forest. According to the in-
formation on the brochure the
trees have come to be called ei-
ther Dwarf, Bonsai or Hat-rack
Cypress. Many of them are over
300 years old but have never
grown more that 6 feet tall.
The experts say no one is exactly
sure what causes the trees to be
dwarfed. The trees are not geneti-
cally different from cypresses in
many of the pond-cypress trees,
and seeds taken from them will
grow to normal height when
planted on other sites.
There are similar, stands of cy-
press in south Florida that are
dwarfed due to a layer of bedrock
close to the surface that does not
allow the trees to grow properly.
The soil irt-~tf atea of the site Is
very deep before hitting bed rock,
however there is a layer of hard
clay that may prevent the roots
from going deeper. The soil is also
very low in nutrients, as evi-
denced by the many carnivorous
plants in the area. This site has
been generally thought to have
historically been flooded for the
majority of the year, further re-
ducing the ability of these trees
to grow.
Among the dignitaries present for
the dedication was Commissioner
of Agriculture, Charles H. Bron-
son; Director Division of Forestry,
L. Earl Peterson; Tallahassee Dis-
trict Manager David Care;
Franklin County' Clerk Kendall
wade; Franklin County Commis-'
sioner Jimmy Mosconis; Super-
visor of Elections, Doris Shiver
Gibbs; Tax Appraiser Doris
Pendleton; Tax Collector Jimmy.
Harris; Sheriff Bruce Varnes; and
School Superintendent Joann
Gander.
Ralph Kendrick spent most of his
adult life in the woods in various
occupations. Early in his career,
Kendrick worked for Florida De-
partment of Transportation arld
the Florida Division of Forestry.
In August of 1955, Kendrick was
employed at Buckeye Cellulose as
a dragline operator and mechanic
until his retirement in 1988.
He alsb served as union steward
for the Local 1192 Paper Workers
International Union. He was
president of the Carrabelle Cham-
ber of Commerce and a Master
Mason in Carrabelle Curfew
Lodge #73. He was elected to the
County Board of Commissioners
in 1980 -1984. His passion was
camping out in the woods and
hunting, and at one time main-
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All three of his 'children attended
and took place in the ceremony
dedicating this part ofTate's Hell
State Forest to Kendrick. Two of
his children, Will Kendrick and
Cheryl Sander both have em-
barked on political careers. In the
election year of 2000, Will
Kendrick was elected to be Florida
State Representative and his sis-
ter Cheryl Sanders was elected to
a seat on the Franklin County
Board of Commissioners. The old-
est sister Lucretia Bloodworth
said that she leaves all the poli-
ticking to her brother and sister.
The welcoine to the event was
made by David Care. L. Earl
Peterson introduced Commis.-
sioner of Agriculture Charles H.
Bronson. Bronson said that he
had never actually known Ralph
Kendrick but was well acquainted
with Will Kendrick. He did say
however that he had heardA many
a story about Ralph.
He went on to introduce Will
Kendrick who thanked the Com-
missioner for the help he had
given him and his entire district
in his role as State Representa-
tive. He spoke lovingly of his fa-
ther and his two sisters, getting a
,laugh when. he told he was the
'"bab\"' of thi'tfntllPfI" I
'He then introduced Rene Topping,
a friend of Ralph Kendrick who
had the privilege of being let in
on the "secrets ofTate's Hell State
Forest." She said that he was a
great guide and knew the forest
as well as the back of his hands.
She said that she had been intro-
duced by Ralph to the beauties of
the world's biggest backyard.
She was followed by Franklin
County Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis who told how Kendrick
was a good commissioner. He said
he thought Kendrick would not
like a lot of eloquent talk as he
was a humble man. He repeated
a story on Kendrick that the
"dashboard of his pickup truck
was loaded with agendas, plats,
plans and all kinds of docu-
ments." He said it was his "office"
and it was true that he knew just
precisely where the document he
needed was hidden.
Mosconis was followed by County
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders
who told some funny stories on
her father. Then she told how
much her'father loved this place.
It was him who wanted to see it
preserved and not ever sold for de-
velopment. She then threw her
two hands up in the air and said,
"Let us all go onto the boardwalk
and see those trees." Like the Pied
Piper of Hamlin, the crowd hap-
pily followed her lead.. There was
cheerful chatter as the crowd
Walked up on the top of the board
walk and stood looking out in
each direction enjoying the: bright
sunshine and a soft April breeze.
Cheryl Sanders said in her good
byes to people, "You know my
daddy always said that.if Heaven
was like Tate's Hell then I will be
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Lanark Village

Water And

Sewer District

Gets New

Member

By Rene Topping
Jack Depriest, was appointed to
a seat an the Board of the Lanark
Village Water and Sewer District (
LVWSD) by the Franklin County
Commission on Tuesday, April
16th. He will fill out the unexpired
term of Herschel Blanchett who
resigned for personal reasons.
Depriest is the. owner of the Gulf
Waters Motel and has been a resi-
dent of Franklin County from the
time he bought the motel. He said
that he feels he has a few ideas
that might help the district. He
will be seated at the next LVWSD
meeting to be held at the water
office at 2 p.m: on May 21.
The LVWSD secretary Bobbye
Winchester reported that the de-
posit returns from current cus-
tomers were sent out. The district
gave back in total $21,000.
Under Chairman's report, Jim
Lawlor reported that a renter in a
home on Palmetto Street in the
Gulf Terrace Subdivision had
called to report sewerage backing
up in his toilets. A private
plumber had been called and he
could not fix the problem. It seems
that the home had never been
hooked on to the sewer system
and it had been going into the
ground under the house.
Jim Phillips said when they
videoed the system they found
only a stub where the sewer
should have been attached. The
piping from 'the sewer in the street
is the home owner's responsibil-
ity. However, he said it was an
emergency and he had hooked the
renter up.
The board decided that although
they would normally he paid for
the sewer hook up, they felt they
would not make any charge to the
present owner, Ben Watkins. The
house had been bought and sold
several times before Watkins
bought it in 1998.
The board approved paying B.C.
Harrison a sum of $900+ on a
loan he made for installing water


of U.S. 98 and on which he was
to be paid as more properties were
bought and homes had gone up.
Phillips said that they had an-
other problem with sewer backup.
He said it is the district's main line
and they had itvideoed and it has
lots of roots. He said they would
get it corrected very quickly.
Newt Badcock, the Engineer from
Technologies, Inc said he had
dropped off the packet for Rural
Development at State. He checked
on sealing the manhole covers in
Gulf terrace. He asked to have
that problem tabled until the next
meeting.
The board went into discussion on
extending water lines into the area
off Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Main
and Oak and connecting them to
the main. The members of the
board decided to have the engi-
neer design a system that would
loop around and give the lots in
that area water service. Badcock
said that the work could be done
by the employees. On motion by
Mike Hughes, seconded by
Lawlor, they decided that the work
could be done and would bring
them more customers.
Badcock reported that he had fin-
ished the development manual for
people who are planning to de-
velop in the district area. Thus
contains the rules that they have
to go by.
The manual, was approved on
motion by Lawlor and seconded
by Hughes. The next meeting of
the LVWSD will be held May 21.


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School of Music. His New York
orchestral debut with the National
Orchestral Association at
Carnegie Hall was followed for
prestigious orchestral and recital
appearances including the Metro-
politan Museum of Art, The
United Nationals Assembly Hall,
the National Gallery of Art, and
the Phillips Collection. He has
also made appearances across
Western and Eastern Europe,
Russia, Scandinavia, and Latin
America.
In 1972 Lipovetsky created
Project "Music and the Arts", a
residency program that combines
the studies of art history with
music theory and performance.
Its component programs give an
overview of the creative process
with special emphasis on the vi-
sual arts, language, and mtisic.
The award-winning program has
been presented at museums of
art, universities, colleges and sys-
tems of education throughout the
United States, Canada, Puerto
Rico, Central and South America
and Great Britain.
The program is part Florida's
State Touring Program. The Tour-
ing Program brings the state's fin-
est performing arts groups to
Florida communities. Olivier
Monod, president of Anchor Re-
alty & Mortgage Co., has privately
arranged and solely funded this
unique opportunity for Franklin
County.
There will be an 8 p.m. concert
for the general public at the Dixie
Theatre. Admission will.be $10 for
adults and $5 for students. Tick-
ets will be sold at the door. All
proceeds from ticket sales will be
donated to the Dixie Theatre.


Library Tea To

Say Thanks To

The People

By Rene Topping
The 6th Annual Library Tea was
held at the conference room in the
Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin
County Public Library. The gath- :.
ering was to honor those volun-
teers who keep the library going
daily. In the last year, an aston-
ishing 103 volunteers have done
something big or small to keep the
two branches open.
Library Director Eileen Annie Ball
said that without their help we ,
would have that much more re-
stricted times we could keep the
library open. The program was
embellished with the word VOL-
UNTEERS and incorporated two
poems. One was "The Road Not
Taken" by Robert Frost. The other
was by Gullistan-ofMoslih Eddin,
Saadi named "Hyacinths To Feed
My Soul."
Hosts and Hostesses-for the event
were the following members of
WINGS and TIGERS: Bryan Cone,
Brittney Dean, Deanna Simmons,
Brittney Simmons also Justin
Sowell and Tareava Jones who
distributed the flowers to the.
guests who were being honored
as volunteers.
Special performances were made
by Antwanette Harris who sang
her rendition of "The Greatest
Love of All" and a modern, cre-
ative, interpretational dance to.
"I'm Your Angel" by Roderick
Robinson and Lashonda Williams.
These two performances held the
audience spellbound with the
skillful manner they gave to their
performances.
There was a special tribute to
Mary Ann shields for her work in
donations on the building of the
branch library funding. Another
tribute was given to Mariori Mor-
ris who has been in from the first
in the Friends.


The first to be recognized was the
VOLUNTEER STAFF. These
people are the ones who act in the
very phase of running the day to
day library. These people are:
Mary Ann shields, Barbara Reed,
Jane Davis, Rita Culbertson,
.Cheryl Zurawka, Cheryl Berberet
and Ray Quist.
The following are those who are
on the LIBRARY ADVISORY
BOARD: Denise Butler-Chair,
Christine Hinton-Vice-chair,
Rene Topping-Secretary; Jean-
ette Miller, Mary Ann Shields,
Marie Marshall, JoAnn Diebel,
Vera Dudley, Maxene Renner and
Bernadene Smith.
The following VOLUNTEER TU-
1TORS are Sarah Marich, Sue
Corra, Lester Dohner, Ken Man-
suey and Nacy Parassinen.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS recognized
were: Fairon McCleod, Anna Mor-
ris, Simone Lucas, Tammi Jo Wil-
liams and C,J. Pouncey.
The following are FRIENDS OF
THE LIBRARY, EXECUTIVE OF-
FICERS: Cliff Butler-President,
Marian Morris-Vice-President,
Christine Hinton-Treasurer, and
Betty Roberts-Secretary, Eileen
Annie Ball, Authorized Represen-
tative, Grant Project Director and
Mary Ann Shields, Chair/Carr-
abelle Branch Building Commit-
tee.
Miller's Seafood was recognized
for their help in the WINGS and
TIGERS on the mural on the side
Sof their building.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE from the
following people: Jim Lashley, Jim
Miller, Carol McLeod, Alicia
Pouncey, Joe Pouncey, Jessica
woods, Paula pouncey, Raymond
Massey, Chris Maotes, Laura
Brannan, David Butler, Joe But-
ler, David Bennett, Lettie Bennett,
Margie Stefanko, Tom Shields,
Melba Faye Jefferson, Christina
Quintanilla Sloth, Christopher
Everritt and Ali Vandanandal.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS were given
by: Tom Adams, Ollie Gunn, Fawn
Redford,Charlotte Griffith, Bill
Peterson, Betty Roberts, Joseph
Kotzman, Josefina Kotzman, Mike
Slotin, Ray Finn, Carolyn Hatch-
er, Keith McCormick, Gathama
Parmemas, Deborah Scanlon,
PattiAnderson, Robert Davis, Cliff
Butler, Kathleen Heveran,.Pamela
SSchaffer, Harriet Beach and Jean
Page.
INTERAGENCY PARTNERASSIS-
TANCE/ VOLUNTEER GUEST
SPEAKERS were: Jo Ann Gander,
Alan Pierce, Kendall Wade, Rob-
ert Murray, Valerie Mincey, Cherie
Ward, Keeva Gatlin, Jeannie Tay-
lor, Ellie Tullis, Marie Marshall,
Lynn Wintons, Nan Collins, Jen-
nifer Edwards, Eddie Fields,
Patricia Ann Martin, Elinor
Mount-Simmons; Jergen Wanke
and Charlotte Turk.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
Eddie Creamer, Cheryl Sanders,
Clarence Williams, Bevin Putnal
and Jimmy Mosconis.


Cinco De Mayo
Scheduled May

8th

The Apalachicola Bay Charter
School (ABC SCHOOL), Dixie The-
ater, Tamara's Cafe, and La Fi-
esta, are sponsoring the 1st an-
nual Franklin County Cinco de
Mayo event open to the public, on
Wednesday May 8, 2002, 6:00
p.m. at the Dixie Theater, in
Apalachicola Florida.
The ABC School's purpose in
spearheading this free community
event is to provide a cultural ac-
tivity for Franklin County resi-
dents of all ages, and a sign of a
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
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commonly known as puffers, genus
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EDITORIAL


AND


COMMENTARY


Message From The President Of The

James Madison Institute, Tallahassee

Many long-term observers agree that this 2002 legislative session
has been one of the most unusual gatherings of Florida policymakers
in memory.
This, the second of two regularly scheduled sessions in this term,
has been affected by an economic downturn, horrible terrorist acts,
and lastly by one item that has not been mentioned in the news sto-
ries about this session, term limits,
Before the last election, it was well-known that more than a majority
of the Florida House of Representatives members would be new faces.
The election of 2000 gave us 63 new members in the House, 61 of
whom had never served in the legislature. This year, it is the Senate
chamber that will be sending a large number of people home for the
last time. Not including members who may be defeated at the polls
and those who choose not to run for reelection, we wilt see eight new
faces in the Senate next term. Added to these numbers are two new
senators elected midterm due to two of their fellow senators being
appointed by the governor as secretary of education and commis-
sioner of agriculture. While this is not as significant as the majority of
new faces in this year's House, more than one-fourth of the Senate
will be relative newcomers.
Among these senators serving for the last time are.the president. the
dean of the Senate, two who will be seeking party nominations for
attorney general of Florida, the two leaving or executive postings
mentioned earlier, one running for governor, .possible congressional
candidates, and one long-term leader who has been a proponent of
education related issues.
Upon reflection, should it really be much of a surprise that there has
been a strong shift in ideology in the Senate toward advocacy of big-
ger government and higher state spending, with a concurrent en-
trenchment in the House of a philosophy of less government, lower
taxes, and.a push for greater efficiencies? New members are closer to
the people they serve, as just a short time ago, they were those citi-
zens out there who were affected by the policy decisions made daily
in Tallahassee. It may be they do not view policy through the prism of
collective groups who advocate for policy changes, but instead have a
clear personal perspective of how too much government or taxes can
be the trapped tail that holds back the dog of progress.
Perhaps this. is an unexpected consequence of the impact of term
limits. Could it be that, once members reach the end of their terms,
other issues outside of ideological principles begin to dominate their
thinking concerning public policy issues? Some might say that the
longer members are in office, the more likely they are to be captured
by interest groups or policy advocates with whom they have worked
for so many years. Others might think there could be some constitu-
ent group gratification going on here as well. It is easy for elected
officials to see unmet needs, programs they wish had passed long
ago, or legacies wished for that might have been cobbled together. in
earlier years of service. One might also raise a concern that some of
these officials,'free from the constraints of seeking district reelection.
are now either appealing to the larger constituencies of the higher
offices they seek or are revealing their true philosophical positions,
which had long been held in check in order to maintain their leader-
ship roles and be fully accepted by their peers. It is a far different
brand of politics played when you are concerned as much with your
role within the institution as you are with the perception of the voters
at home.
,Do not read this as a call for the end of term limits, for it is certainly
not. One only has to examine how the Florida House has functioned
these past two years to see there is nothing to fear about electing
newcomers to the process. The Florida-House and Senate are filled
with talented people, many of whom might be more likely to run for
office knowing there is an exit date to the maximum length of their
service. Not all come here to fulfill a need for power andinfluence.
Many serve as elected legislators to do just that-to serve. They bring
a dedicated commitment to do the right thing and to maintain a prin-
cipled perspective as they evaluate the issues before them. If lucky,
they will have eight good years in office, make a difference, and then
go home to the communities that sent them here.
Some will go willingly and without regret, knowing they did the best
they could in the time they had. Others will not have been as effective
as they thought possible. And still others will leave wishing with ev-
ery fiber in their bodies they could stay, if only just one more term.
The people have spoken and eight is not only enough, it is all there is.
We have seen high conflict and widely disparate points of view bring a
sense of frustration with the process by many observers about this
session in Tallahassee, especially the press who use the conflict to
draw attention to their stories. But this frustration is shortsighted.
Our governmental system is a highly political process that occasion-
ally needs heat and light to forge new ideas and to strengthen old
ones. Our namesake, James Madison, helped to design a republican
government that made change difficult to achieve and one that both
allowed for, and expected, fierce debate and partisan conflicts. Not all
conflicts will be interparty as some will and should be intraparty. Is
there a family in America that never finds discontent? The key is to
find avenues of rapprochement and to build ties over time that allow
for renewed levels of reasonable discourse. This process is made more
difficult as the players in the system will now change more frequently
due to voter imposed term limits. It is just one more step in the con-
tinuing maturation process of democracy. The rules are clear and the
process design is in place. Now the players just have to adjust to the
new rules and how they may impact upon decision making by those
who know the seconds are ticking off the clock.
Edwin H. Moore
President
Reprinted with permission from THE MESSENGER (March 2002),
the newsletter of the James Madison Institute, Tallahassee. For addi-
tional information, please write to the Institute, Post Office Box 37460,
Tallahassee, FL 32315. Or e-mail: jmi@jamesmadison.org. Phone: 850-
386-31331.


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celebrate Migratory Bird Day.
Many neotropical migratory birds
are declining due to fragmenta-
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America and loss of winter habi-
tat in the Caribbean, Central
America, and South America. Par-
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,to become better acquainted with
their refuge and its varied wild-
life and wildlife habitats.
Those wishing to participate must
make reservations by phone at
850-653-8808 beginning on April
22. Reservations will be limited to
four individuals per groifp.
As a reminder, the refuge is open
to the public year-round during
daylight hours except during hunt
periods and prescribed burns
and/or wildfires. Special permits
or prior notice are not required to
visit. Transportation to the refuge
is the responsibility of the visitor
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The Franklin Chronicle


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY




Thank You Carrabelle

And Franklin County!

The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce extends a hearty thank you
for support and patronage of the 2002 Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.
This past weekend, our typically wonderful sun-filled weather greeted
hundreds of visitors and residents whose attendance and enthusi-
asm contributed to the tremendous success of this year's event.
We thank the Carrabelle City Commission, the Carrabelle Police De-
partment, and the Franklin County Sheriffs Department for your con-
tributions and continued support. Thanks to the media for festival
advertisements, and to the merchants, restaurants and businesses
who displayed festival posters. We sincerely thank WCTV Channel 6
for the excellent television coverage of this year's event. We especially
thank and recognize the residents and merchants on downtown Ma-
rine Street for your cooperation and support.
Thanks to Millender's Seafood, and to other businesses and property
owners, who provided free parking. Thanks to A.P. Whaley (Dog Is-
land Taxi) for your cooperation with customer parking restrictions.
Thanks to Ron Gempel (Carrabelle Junction) for providing Chamber
staff with morning coffee, and to Joe Butler (Gulf State Bank) for
on-site transportation. Thanks to Harry's Bar for hosting the County
Art Association in the outdoor courtyard. Special thanks to Jimmie
and Sandi Crowder (Wicked Willies) for providing musical entertain-
ment and other donations. Thank you Derick & Mary Donahoe, and
to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, for your support and donations.
Thanks to Rob Harry and Tabitha Barker (Absolute Print & Signs) for
your donations. Thanks to Florida Power for providing the electric
power pole outlets. Thanks to Waste Management, the Franklin County
Land Fill, and the Franklin County Work Camp for trash services.
Thanks to Liberty Communications for staff radios and to Emergystat
Ambulance for your support,
Thanks to the enormous efforts of Gina Wheelus and her many friends
of the Children at Christmas Fund for providing children with a vari-
ety of art activities! Thank you artists and exhibitors for the beautiful
and creative merchandise featured at the 2002 festival. Thank you
charity and business organizations for selling a delicious variety of i
quality foods and refreshments. Thanks to Pepsi for providing signage
and refreshments.
Next year the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held the 4th week-
end of April 2003.
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(289) The Wall Street Jour-
nal Guide To Planning
Your Financial Future.
Paperback, Lightbulb Press
and Dow Jones, 187 pp.
Easy-to-read guide to plan-
ning for retirement: Pen-
sions, Investment Strate-
gies, medical insurance,
Social Security, Estate
Planning, Annuities,
Rollovers, Survivor Ben-
efits. Sold nationally for
$14.95. Bookshop price =
$10.95. This is an incred-
ible book! Detailed overview
of employer plans, indi-
vidual retirement plans, in-
vesting, estate planning,
health care.

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(21) Outposts on the Gulf
by William Warren Rogers.
University of Florida Press,
Hardcover, 297 pp. In this
book, Rogers traces and
documents the economic,
social and political emer-
gence of the Gulf coast port
ofApalachicola and the pris-
tine barrier island, Saint
George. Fromn the earliest
times, both the island and
Apalachicola have become
intertwined. The account of
the machinations of contro-
versial developer William Lee
Popham is the first phase of
area development, later
leading to the controversial
struggles of the 1970s when
environmentalists and sea-
food industries fought to
determine the ecological and
economic fate of the Bay
area. The Chronicle has
obtained a fresh supply of
newly reprinted volumes
at an attractive price.
Available elsewhere for
$35.95 plus shipping and
handling. The Chronicle
Bookshop price is much
cheaper at $25.00 per
volume.


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(291) Bob Vila's Guide to
Buying Your Dream House
is published by Little Brown
and Co, 1990, Paperback,
283 pp. With today's fluc-
tuating real estate prices,
housing shortages, new
rules and regulations, and
a host of mortgage options
and rates, the prospective
home buyer needs all the
help he or she can get.
Bob Vila's book comes to
the rescue with a complete
step-by-step guide through
this complex and anxiety-
provoking process. Sold
nationally for $14.95.
Bookshop price = $9.95.


(125) Norman Corwin and
Radio: The Golden Years
by R. LeRoy Bannerman.
Hardcover, University of
Alabama Press, 275 pp. The
fabulous "Golden Age of
Radio" embraced the period
from the mid-1930's
through most of the 1940's.
There was a sense of excite-
ment, purpose and
unpredictability that made
it a memorable era. At this
time, radio and motion pic-
tures were probably, the
most challenging public
media for creative minds
and talented artists, includ-
ing Norman Corwin. Here is
Corwin's biography, and
the social history of a time
when radio was the center-
piece of family life. Here is
also the story of network
radio, its highlights and ul-
timate decline. Norman
Corwin is often associated
with radio's highest mo-
ments in the history of the
radio medium. Corwin was
also a part of the fight for
the art and integrity of ra-
dio broadcasting told in
authentic detail by
Bannerman. Sold nation-
ally for $30.00. Bookshop
price = $16.95.


(99) Carnivorous Plants of
the United States and
Canada. By Donald E.
Schnell. Strangely beautiful
carnivorous plants thrive
in acid bogs, scaggly
savannahs and brown-
water marshes. Schnell ex-
amines in detail the 45 spe-
cies and numerous hybrids
of carnivorous plants that
grow in the U.S. and
Canada. Information can be
found as to location, sea-
son, and best habitat. Pub-
lished by John F. Blair, 125
pp. Hardcover. Sold nation-
ally for $19.95. Bookshop
price for this oversize hard-
cover book is $14.95.


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