Title: Franklin chronicle
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Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: May 30, 2003
Copyright Date: 2003
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Professional Actor-Director Passes

Thomas Emory Campbell Dies

Publisher of two short novels and a children's story
A Report And Commentary By Tom W. Hoffer

Volume 12, Number 11 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 30- June 12, 2003

The St. Joe Co. Transfer Triples

Size Of Bald Point State Park

Company Has Helped Protect Over 140,000 Acres
In Four Years
The St. Joe Company, on May 21, 2003, ceremonially turned over to
the State of Florida 2,851 acres of coastal pine flatwoods, scrub for-
est, grasslands, lakes and bayou streams for permanent preserva-
tion as an addition to Bald Point State Park, located in Franklin
County. This transfer of land, completed in December 2002, more
than triples Bald Point to over 4,000 acres. Working with The Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, The Nature Conservancy.
other government agencies and responsible environmental groups.
St. Joe has now helped to protect over 140,000 acres over the last
four years, an average of nearly 3,000 acres preserved per month.
The rectangle-shaped tract includes the remnants of Native Ameri-
can villages and burial mounds. It also includes one-mile square
Tucker Lake, an estuarine lake with a unique eco-system created by
the unusual mixture of salt water and fresh water, and provides a
buffer that guards the Ochlockonee Bay and Alligator Harbor from
State officials commended the continuing environmental commitment
of St. Joe, which has added significantly to Torreya State Park and
Tate's Hell State Forest and provided protection for the Apalachicola
River and basin, the Wacissa River and Snipe Island.
Several dignitaries addressed the approximately 150 persons who had
gathered for the dedication beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the point. Billy
Buzzett, Director of Strategic Planning, St. Joe Co., gave the Welcome
and introduced each speaker after Pastor McNeely (Mission By the
Sea, Alligator Point) gave the Invocation. Cheryl Sanders spoke briefly:
"This is such a great honor to be here ... This is a great
day in Franklin County ... To be able to look back here.
behind us, an area that I used to use when I was a child.
My daddy brought me out here mullet fishing many, many
years ago. And, to see it being preserved for that same
use, at the same time, we're developing in Franklin County
in a controlled growth...and protecting our environment.
What more can you say?"

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DEP Head, David Struhs

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

David Struhs, head of the Department of Environmental Protection.
addressed the group:
"This particular property is very valuable because it is
the home of a number of endangered species ... It is the
home of the Florida black bear. You can find ospreys,
falcons, bald eagles ... The beaches are nesting areas for
sea turtles..."
Bob Rhodes, Executive Vice President (St. Joe Co.) made the follow-
ing remarks:
"Franklin County is important to us. We consider our-
selves to be the county's partner. We're in a long term
partnership. As the county's partner, we're well aware of
the tremendous responsibility that comes with being both
the state's and this county's largest private land owner.
And, part of our responsibility is to consider the public

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interest as we chart the future use of our land holdings.
We take this responsibility very seriously. We also that
know that the only way St. Joe will succeed is if we all
succeed. Our futures are bound together. And, together,
we must do all we can to preserve, protect and enhance
our quality of life..."
Paul Johnson, Special Projects Director (Apalachee Ecological Con-
servancy) made the following observations:
"Our mission is responsible development of this coast, to
protect the environment. We work in partnership with
other ecological groups, communities, developers and
others, we've been fairly effective in making sure our
natural resources and our heritage is protected. ...Our
culture has only been around a couple of hundred years.
But, the Indians lived in harmony with the environ-
ment for hundreds of years ...They respected and lived in
harmony with the natural resources of the area. I
think we can do the same if we think properly about natu-
ral resources and how to connect the values they had to
our people, not just socially, environmentally, but eco-
nomically as well ..." '
Line Barnett, President of the Alligator Point Taxpayers Association
also spoke:
"...We all know we live in a special place. We may not
always remember that part of what makes it special is
that large tracts of undeveloped land lay on both sides of
370. This area supports an abundance of wildlife, which
is fast disappearing from a large part of Florida."
After the dedication ceremonies, a lunch catered by Chef Eddie o
Apalachicola's Magnolia Grill, was served. Featured were jumbo
Continued on Page 9

Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Death of Tom Campbell ...................................... 1, 3
Bald Point ..................................................... 1, 10
Eastpoint Water & Sewer ................................. 1, 2
Franklin Briefs ................................................. 2
Editorial & Commentary................................... 3
Second Circuit Court Report, March 10, 2003 .... 4, 5
Visioning ............................................................ 5, 6
St. Jam es Bay ..................................................... 6
Guardsm en In Iraq.......................:.......................... 7
FW C .................................................................... 7
FCAN ................................................................. ..... 8
Business Card Directory ...... ................................ 10

Eastpoint Water And Sewer Board

Gets Earful From Customers

The Eastpoint Water and Sewer
Board heard from a large num-
ber of customers at their May
15th meeting, stimulated by a cir-
culating petition complaining
about a proposal to hire an "engi-
neer" slated to be paid over
$50,000. Nearly 60 persons
jammed themselves into the
board's small offices, and their
meeting room as each respondent
spoke his mind on a wide-ranging
list of topics well beyond the ini-
tial complaint circulated by peti-
During the course of the meeting,
the Board admitted to advertising
for a qualified person to help the
water system but they emphati-
cally denied a charge that they
were planning to hire an engineer
at a high wage.
One respondent spoke of the need
for a new well, and complained
about the odor of the water. An-
other said, "It smells like a hog
pen, sometimes." Yet another: "We
need some more equipment for
these boys to use instead of hir-
ing an engineer to run the sys-
tem." Who is the instigator for hir-
ing someone? GeorgeAllen said,
"It was me." He said he was look-
ing at the whole system and where
"we're going in the next five years."
The discussion also moved into
rising water and sewer bills and
hardships on Eastpoint residents.
The subject of consumption wells
arose in regard to the St. George
Water Management Company,
but this was way off the subject
of the meeting.
Many stated that they buy their
drinking water instead of getting
it out of the Eastpoint tap. An-
other recommended sending cur-
rently employed personnel back
to school and putting any extra
dollars into the hardware of the
current system. Others com-
plained of the chlorine odor. "We
need to address the problems we
have before considering hiring
any one else," another opined. "A
lot of people don't even know that
this meeting is taking place."
Speaking of the current emolov-
ees, another said, "They work
their butts off. I feel that there are
some board members that have
already made up their minds, that
they are going to hire a manager.
I hope I'm wrong."
George Allen said, "We're not hir-
ing anyone today." That did not
seem to satisfy the assembled
group. Jim Sisung added:
"I'm very much concerned that
we're spending all these hours ...
yours and ours, debating an is-
sue which has not even been
voted on by the board ... We voted
by a 3:1 vote ... to advertise. That
was a legitimate decision for the
board to make for the reasons
they discussed and decided upon.
We did nothing improper. But, we
have not made the decision to
employ anybody or even to have
the job..."
Then another raised the question
of retirement and contributions to
their retirement fund.
George Allen spoke on the issue
of hiring a qualified person:
"My feeling, and I'm speaking just
for myself ... When we talked
about this position, we talked
about it in workshop originally.
Then, in the next meeting we had,
I think that's when we brought it
up to vote on it... Miss Bonnie was
opposed to this. It appears Mr.
Sisung is opposed to this ... The
other three of us talked about, if
we could find the right person that
could work in the system, that
could do this job, could fill the bill,
and if we could pay for it, if do in
fact have the money ... the likeli-
hood is high that we could prob-
ably do it. But, I think it is also
part of an open, public forum that
we listen to people coming in ...
and we take your information in,
and it helps us formulate our de-
cision. I don't know that I could
just tell you, absolutely, positively
Continued on Page 2


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Former Chronicle contributing writer Thomas Emory Campbell died
Friday evening, May 23, at Rockdale Hospital in Conyers, Georgia.
Tom was 67 years old, born on June 9, 1935. He was the son of
Joseph Emory Campbell and Mary Lou Brake Campbell of Georgia.
Tom joined the Chronicle in 1997 and lived in Franklin and Leon
County since that time, .until his health care required that he relo-
cate to Conyers, Georgia last fall, 2002. There, he was convalescing
after surgical operations for varicose veins at a nursing home where
he could be closer to his family. Consultations with several physi-
cians brought forward a recommendation to remove his left leg above
the knee because his wounds were not healing and infections were
continuing. Shortly after the amputation, 'he told me that the pain
long associated with the problem for over one year had diminished
considerably, and that he was looking forward to rehabilitation with
a possible artificial leg. His voice was strong over the telephone and
he, more than once, indicated his hope to return to the Panhandle
and continue his work. However, within a few days of'recuperation,
his lungs began filling with fluids to the point that a respirator was
required to keep him breathing.
Sandra, his sister, reported that he was heavily sedated for a short
time and had made some improvement so the respirator was removed.
While completely lucid, he acknowledged the choices to be made, and
decided he would not continue with the respirator, nor accept a feed-
ing tube. Shortly thereafter, he expired.

Signing copies of his first novel
Tom Campbell wrote almost all of the performing arts reviews for the
Chronicle and a number of interpretative pieces for the paper since
1997. (He spent many weeks in area hospitals with varicose veins.
complicated with congestive heart failure and diabetes.) He was presi-
dent of the Panhandle Poets and Writers Association, and active in
the Panhandle Players organization. Last fall, he was given the op-
portunity to produce his play about John Gorrie, Apalachicola native
who was credited with the first air conditioning system used to treat
fever patients. He directed the play often with considerable pain in
his legs but he was steadfast in bringing his work to the local stage;
possibly at some personal risk to his health. In my visits with him, he
often complained about the pain in his legs and feet. Finally, while a
resident at the Port St. Joe nursing home, he was taken to a Panama
City hospital, and shortly thereafter, to Conyers, Georgia, to be near
his sister.
He attended Greensboro High School and graduated from Mercer
University in Macon in 1957; received his Honorable Discharge from
the United States Air Force in 1963: and performed on stage in New
York, Los Angeles, Flat Rock, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, and At-
lanta, GA. He was a member of Actors Equity, the professional union.
He directed theatre in those cities and others. He authored several
books including the "Burning of Greensborough" and wrote numer-
ous young people's plays, and a play on the life of John Gorrie Tho-
mas was one of the founders of The Little Greene Theatre Company,
a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and Agape Sun-
day School Mass. His last job was as a contributing writer with the
Franklin Chronicle in Eastpoint, Florida.

At the Dixie Theatre
Continued on Page 3


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The Franklin Chronicle



May 20, 2003
Present: Commissioner
Clarence Williams;
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders; Commissioner
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal and Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson asked the Board to
start the process of amending the
county litter ordinance to include
a provision that would make it a
violation to dispose of any waste
at the recycling sites, other than
waste that the recycling program
has targeted for recycling. The
Board so approved.
Mr. Johnson said, "I would like to
call the board's attention to the
rising problem of illegal dumping
throughout the county and espe-
cially at the recycling drop off lo-
cations. Attached to this report
are pictures that highlight the
problems encountered by solid
waste personnel. Personnel are

County. It would oe very helpful
if the Chairman and/or the Clerk
could call and/or write our legis-
lators and urge them to work to
restore the funding for these
grants. ACTION NEEDED: Motion
authorizing the Chairman or the
Clerk to call or write our legisla-
tors anti urge them to work to re-
store the funding for the recycling
grants. The Board approved.

Director Of Administrative
The Board was informed that the
state is preparing the bid packets
for Timber Island. The, minimum
bid is 6.4 million dollars for 60
acres of land.
There is a problem with over-use
of the Timber Island Boat Ramp.
Too many boats are trying to ac-
cess the ramp and trailers are
being parked in places interfer-
ing with existing businesses. I
contacted the state about pur-
chasing or leasing some of Tim-
ber Island but now that is all go-
ing out for purchase the state
does not want to hold any back
for Franklin County.
Chris Clark is to analyze the situ-
ation and try to develop a realis-
tic parking plan, which will in-
clude identified No Parking Areas
in front of these businesses and
have the Sheriff write tickets to

May 9, 2003, Friday 11:13 A.M.

May 13, 2003, Tuesday- 11:31 A.M.

Pictures of littering made by Solid Waste Dept. Franklin

having to spend an extra amount
of time cleaning up the sites, only
to repeat the task the next day.
They are steadily encountering
large quantities of prohibited
waste at the Lanark Village,
Carrabelle and St. George Island
locations. The illegal dumping is
occurring even through the
county provides such services as
landfill amnesty days and
right-of-way debris removal."
The County's Litter Control Ordi-
nance does not specifically ad-
dress illegal dumping at the recy-
cling sites. Therefore, I recom-
mend this morning that the Board
takes the necessary measures to
amend the ordinance. There need
to be a provision that makes it a
violation to dispose of any waste
at the recycling sites, other than
waste that the recycling program
has targeted for recycling. Fur-
ther, both Florida Litter Law and
the County Ordinance have pro-
visions that allow a county de-
partment head to designate a
county employee, to enforce these
specific laws. The employee does
not have to be a sworn law en-
forcement officer.
Therefore, I am also recommend-
ing. that the Board, allow me to
designate existing animal control
officers to enforce this specific
provision. Animal Control person-
nel have already undergone ex-
tensive training in issuing civil
citations, and in courtroom de-
meanor. In some communities
they already serve in both capaci-
ties. Also, the use of Board per-
sonnel, will ensure a dedicated
division to enforce the litter laws.
Mr. Johnson added:
"Both the Florida House and Sen-
ate have eliminated funding for
the recycling grants in their re-
spective budgets. Should this re-
main, the county solid waste bud-
get will experience a $130,000,
short fall. While the opportunities
to restore this funding still exist.
To make it happen, we must raise
the awareness of the importance
of these grants. Therefore, it is
vital that the Board let our legis-
lators know how important the
recycling grants are for Franklin

trailers parked in the wrong area.
Board action on the appointment
and re-appointment of various
members to the Planning and
Zoning Commission. Three mem-
bers currently need re-appoint-
ment: Gail Dodd, Tony Millender,
Mary Lou Short, and in July Dan
Rosier will need re-appointment-,
And three seats are open for fill-
ing: at-large, real estate, and Sci-
ence. Ms. Harriett Beach has of-
fered to move to the Science posi-
tion, both Rose Drye and John
Shelby are interested in the real
estate seat. No one has been sug-
gested for the at-large seat, al-
though Commissioner Williams
currently has no one from his dis-
trict on P and Z.
Appointment: At large (1): Gayle
Dodds; Appointment Date: 06/
08/93; Reappointment: Chair-
Appointment: At large (2): Vicki
Barnett; Appointment Date: 02/
18/02; Member.

Appointment: At large (3): Mary
Lou Short; Appointment Date:
10/08/96; Reappointed: Member.
Appointmenment: At large (4): Dan
Rosier; Appointment Date: 05/
20/03; Member.
Appointment: Real Estate (5): Rose
Drye; Appointment Date: 05/20/
03; Member.
Appointment: Forestry (6): Tony
Millender; Appointment Date: 05/
20/03; Reappointed: Member.
Appointment: Seafood Worker (7):
Steve Davis; Appointment Date:
11/21/02; Member.
Appointment: Seafood Worker (8):
Joseph Parrish; Appointment
Date: 11/21/02; Member.
Appointment: Science (9): Vacant;
Appointment Date: 10/121/88;
Vice Chairman.
Appointment: At large (10):
Harriett Beach; Appointment
Date: 04/10/01; Alternate Mem-
Appointment: At large (11): William
Key; Appointment Date: 05/20/
03; Alternate Member.
The Board briefly discussed Alli-
gator Point beach access point
claimed by a neighbor to not be
for the general public but only for
property owners on the harbor
side of Alligator Point. Public
records do not support the neigh-
bor. Ms. Sabrina McMillan may be
present to discuss her concerns.
She has previously installed "No
Parking" signs and placed fenc-
ing in the right-of-way of Chip
Morrison Drive to keep people
from parking and thus using the
beach access point. Her conten-
tion is that the public gets stuck
on the side of the road and want
her to help pull them out, or they
park in their yard because the
shoulder is so soft.
The Board approved sending
Chris Clark down there to see if
limited parking can be arranged.
The Board adopted a resolution
to amend the Local Mitigation
Strategy to include the purchase
of the St. George Island boat ramp
site. The adoption of the Resolu-
tion will give us additional points
on the application. The Alligator
Point site is already listed in the
LMS as part of the need to relo-
cate Alligator Point Road.
The Board was informed that the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) wants a complete
Wetland Resource Permit applica- ,
tion before they will officially com-
ment on the county's request to
place spoil on the Eastpoint
breakwater. This letter appears to
be a step backward since previ-
ous communication with DEP
proved that at least one more au-
thorization for open water dis- '
posal had been agreed to by DEP.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission reviewed a number of is-
sues of concern. Some of these
issues will be discussed over time.
but others need more immediate
attention. I have discussed this
list with current Chairperson Gail
Dodds and I hope to have a work-
shop with the Commission soon
on these issues.

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Planning and Zoning
List of Concerns
1. Commercial short term Tran-
sient Rental Homes in Residen-
tial Zoning categories.
2. The capacity of the rental
homes and its over occupancies
vs. the aerobic system not being
able to keep up with the excess.
3. Lights on docks.
4. Water and Sewer availability for
new subdivisions in the County.
5. Occupational license' and or
Business license'.
6. The need for a Code Enforce-
ment Board.
7. The need for a representative
from the Planning & Zoning Com-
mission Board to present the re-
port to the Board of County Com-
mission to give relief to Alan.
8. Well issues and growth in Alli-
gator Point and the need for a new
9. A need to appoint at least one
Atlarge Member, one Real Estate
Member, and one Science Mem-
ber and the need for reappoint-
ment of Gayle Dodds, Tony
Millender, and Mary Lou Short,
and Dan Rosier.
10. The wrecked trailer issue in
the County in its entirety.
11. The need to have workshops
for the dock issues and a general
workshop for Planning & Zoning.
12. The need for the Board of
County Commissioners to pay
more attention to the concerns of
the Planning & Zoning Commis-
Weeks ago the Board agreed to let
the Chamber of Commerce begin
to develop an optional economic
development element for the comp
plan. The Board will of course re-
view any element added to the
comprehensive plan. Ms. Anita
Grove, Chamber Director, would
like the Board to appoint the fol-
lowing individuals to assist her in
working on the economic devel-
opment element. They are: Helen
Spohrer, Cliff Butler, Alice Collins,
Curt Blair, Paul Marxson, David
Butler, Mark Friedman, Dave
McLain, Don Ashley, Jerry Th-
ompson, Joe Knight and Betty
Croom. The Board approved the

Future Trends In Franklin
Professor Lance DeHaven Smith
made a power point presentation
to the Commissioners on "Future
Trends in Franklin County."
Using U.S. Census Data, the pro-
fessor concluded that Franklin
County populations are getting
older eventually anticipating a I
larger demand for goods and ser-
vices for older residents. Older
Americans, generally, are moving
out of the urban areas and into
rural areas, raising additional
implications for healthcare ser-
vices and related infrastructure.

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Public Hearing
The Board approved a zoning
change for lot 34, Block 10 west,
unit 1 located on St. George Is-
land from C-2 commercial busi-
ness to C-4 commercial recre-

Inmate Found Dead

According to Sheriff Bruce Varnes
of the Franklin County Sheriffs
Office, Ryan H. DeGreen, a 24-
year-old white male was found
dead in his cell at the Franklin
County Jail Facility, which ap-
peared to be a suicide. Mr.
DeGreen, a native of Pennsyl-
vania, was being held on felony
and misdemeanor criminal
charges. This investigation is still
pending and is being conducted
by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement per Sheriff Varnes'

Lt. Col. "Rocky"

Baragona Dies

In Vehicle

Accident In Iraq

Lieutenant Colonel Dominic
"Rocky" Baragona was killed in a
vehicle crash in Iraq on Monday.
May 19, 2003. He is the son of
Dominic and Vilma Baragona of
St. George Island. A memorial ser-
vice was held in his memory at
the St. Patrick Catholic Church,
Apalachicola, on Monday, May
"Rocky" was a career military of-
ficer, age 42, and Commander for
the 19th Maintenance Battalion
based in Fort Sill. Oklahoma. He
died when a tractor-trailer jack-
knifed and collided with the ve-
hicle he was in, according to the
Dept. of Defense. The accident is
under investigation.
He was on his way to Kuwait when
the accident happened. Lt. Col.
Baragona was single and had no
children. He is survived by his
parents and five brothers and sis-
ters. "Rocky" had been in the
Army for 21 years, graduating
from the West Point Academy in


Senior High


Class Of 2003
By Harriett Beach
Twenty-seven members of the
Carrabelle High School senior
1 class will make the graduation
walk as they finish the secondary
school phase of their life educa-
tion. The graduation ceremony
will be held on May 31st at 7:00
p.m. in the Carrabelle High School
Class Valedictorian is April Nicole
Davis. There are two with identi-
cal grade averages who will share
the honors as Salutatorians. They
are Laure Deene Cook and
Heather Elaine Litton. Melanie
Humlie and Jennifer Rodgers,
Carrabelle High School teachers,
have been selected to present the
graduation address.
Of the twenty-seven in the gradu-
ating class, 14 plan on going .to
College or Jr. College. The names
of the graduates receiving schol-
arships will be announced at
graduation. Ten seniors will be
graduating with honors by hav-
ing a grade average of 3.5 or
higher. Six seniors with high
grade point averages and out-
standing characters will be in-
ducted into the National Honor
Society. Among the graduates is
Bolormaa Daram, an exchange
student from Mongolia who is an
honor student.
The Carrabelle Senior High Bac-
calaureate service was held on the
evening of May 18th at the
Carrabelle Christian Center. Sev-
enteen of the twenty-seven se-
niors graduating attended the
Baccalaureate service. The guest
speaker was Scott Shiver, a youth
leader from Eastpoint. Philip
Rankin closed the service with a
prayer. The senior class sponsors
are Deene Cook and Carol Davis.

Eastpoint Water and Sewer from Page 1

we're goin' to hire somebody.
Cause if somebody doesn't come
along, I would be opposed to hir-
ing somebody if somebody ... if
S.. someone did not come along that
had the qualifications that I
: thought they needed ... That
looked like they could work in the
system and be an asset to it, that
could solve some of our problems
and help carry us into the future
and meet the 'needs of the com-
-. munity. I would be opposed to,
i^, hiring somebody just for the sake
of hiring somebody ... And, I don't
feel like we have to hire somebody
just to be hiring somebody. That's
not my view on it."
No further action was taken on
"s: the issue when the last respon-
S. I dent made their remarks.

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30 May 2003 Page 3


Tom Campbell from Page 1
Survivors include his sister, Sandra C. Roper of Covington, Georgia;
three nephews, Tracy G. Roper, J. Kevin Roper, and Derek T. Roper;
and a number of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and
many friends.
Services were held Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons
Chapel with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Interment followed at
Wisteria Cemetery in Union Point. Serving as pallbearers were Tracy
Roper, Kevin Roper, Derek Roper, Bruce Lovin, Craig Lovin and Tyler
Moore. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Little
Greene Theatre Company, 216 S. Laurel Avenue, Greensboro, GA
30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro,
GA, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements.
Tom Campbell left many friends in the Panhandle to mourn over his
loss. He once wrote that he "thoroughly enjoys his job" and living on
the Gulf Coast. Even while in health care settings, and nursing homes,
he continued his observations in writing for the Chronicle with a com-
plimentary word on his care and surroundings. He has been sorely
missed on this paper since the beginning of his hospitalizations.

Tom Campbell while living in Tallahassee

Tom Campbell: A Tough Act To Follow

By Dawn Evans Radford
As president of the Panhandle Poets and Writers (PPAW), I try to fill
the shoes of an honored and admired predecessor, Tom Campbell.
The shoes are too roomy, far too big for me, but respecting Tom's love
for and dedication to the group, I am committed to try.
Tom Campbell's dream founded the PPAW and nurtured it through
its early years. One of its four original members, Carolyn Hatcher.
now lives in Panama City where she belongs to a writers' group and
prepares her first novel for publication, a novel that Tom encouraged
and supported.
"The writers' group was Tom's idea from the start," Ms. Hatcher said.
"He said, 'Let's have a meeting," and we met one morning. That's how
PPAW began, with Tom, Rene Topping, Van Waulk, and myself" To-
day the group has grown to include published poets, novelists, and
essayists, as well as song and memoirs writers.
Ms. Hatcher said that PPAW was Tom's dream. "We are so proud that
Tom was our president. A sweet guy, he kept us up on news and
gossip.. He said that the Forgotten Coast was his home and whenever
wanted to leave it and the friends he had made here."
One of those friends, Kathleen Heveran of Lanark Village. is
vice-president of PPAW. Tom encouraged her to write memoirs of her
early years in New York City. Ms. Heveran admired this "gentle man
(that's two words) who loved beauty and was full of warmth. He loved
flowers, was always willing to help other people. He embodied every-
thing that is important to a human being. He made a big, big differ-
ence in my life. He was beautiful inside. He brought beauty to a lot of
people, and wrote his own play while doing that."
While encouraged by Tom, group members had encouraged him in
his play about Dr. John Gorrie, a work written and read scene by
scene at monthly PPAW meetings. Fellow writers attended and cel-
ebrated its production at the Dixie Theatre in 2002. In honor of his
accomplishments in his work and in PPAW, members recently dedi-
cated the 2003 presentation of our own writing to Tom Campbell.
Playwright, actor, director, and producer, Tom Campbell was prepared
for death, his final curtain. His dearest friend, Kathleen Heveran.
corresponded with him after he left the Panhandle to be with family
in his final days. "He told me he was tired., He was grateful that God
had been good to him. He came to a new closeness with his family
near the end. I miss him very, very much."
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Remembering Tom Campbell

By Elizabeth Sisung
President Panhandle Players
Shortly after the Panhandle Players presented their first Holiday Re-
vue in December of 2001 Rex Partington, of the Dixie Theatre, asked
many of the cast members if we would do a "read through" of a play
by Tom Campbell called "The Ice Man". We all sat in chairs arranged
in a semi-circle in the orchestra section of the theatre and proceeded
to read our parts. Afterward we discussed the play's strengths, weak-
nesses, and changes which we thought might enhance the play. Tom
listened intently, took notes, asked questions and then took his play
and went back to the drawing board to do the first of several rewrites.
Before this occasion most of us knew that Tom's background included
acting, singing and directing professionally, what we did not know
was that he was not only a writer but had developed a scholarly in-
terest in the life of John Gorrie, the inventor of the ice machine. Tom
was able to have his play performed in October of 2002, the anniver-
sary month of the birth of John Gorrie.
Royce Rolstad III, one of the actors in the performance expressed
shock upon learning of Tom's death. Having worked with Tom on
several occasions Royce considered him a fine journalist and knows
"his articles and stories will truly be missed. He will be remembered
most by the cast who helped bring his play The Ice Man' to life."
I had the pleasure of working with Tom as he directed Neil Simon's
"Plaza Suite" for a Panhandle Players spring 2002 performance. His
gentle manner did not keep him from making his points and main-
taining a highly professional standard of performance. His advice and
direction would lead the actors to find themselves in their characters
and ultimately to make their character come alive through their "hon-
est portrayal. If it showed that we were "acting" something was wrong!
He wanted the audience to see the characters as real people through
our portrayal. That was a rich learning experience.
Throughout 2002 Tom was in and out of hospitals and nursing homes.
but still found the time and energy for directing. If he was in pain he
did not let it show, except at times he might appear tired. I like to
think of the words Rex Partington expressed upon hearing of Tom's
death, "He's probably up there having a fine talk with John Gorrie".
They might even be collaborating on a sequel.

In Memoriam

By Jean Collins
Sea Oats Gallery
I am so sorry to hear that we have lost Tom. He was a dear man and
a cherished acquaintance. I was privileged to join him on several oc-
casions for performances at The Dixie Theatre, which he loved so
much. He accompanied me to a number of art festivals and shows.
offering valued insight into works we found interesting. His love for
the arts continued to be a driving force in his life here in Franklin
Occasionally, we would just meet for a bite to eat and enjoyable con-
versation. He tempered targeted insight with dry humor in such a
gentle way. It was not in his nature to offend or hurt. It was his
nature to volunteer time and energy whenever called upon. He was a
kind and talented man whose sensibilities and smiling face I will surely
Expressions of sympathy and support may be sent to Mr. Campbell's
sister, Mrs. Sandra Roper, 55 Myrtle Grove Lane, Covington. Georgia

Update On Division Of

Aquaculture Budget

From the Bivalve Bulletin (May 2003)
The Florida aquaculture industry received a rude awakening in Janu-
ary when Governor Jeb Bush released his proposed budget for the
2003 state legislative session. In it the governor drastically reduced
staff and funding to the Division of Aquaculture within the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS). Initially, the
Governor's office indicated the state's interest would best be served if
the Division's operations were privatized. Later, there was specula-
tion about redistributing core programs and services among several
agencies. The only clarification obtained from the Governor's office
was that 1) aquaculture would remain agriculture, 2) FDA require-
ments for the shellfish industry would have to be met, 3) the aquac-
ulture certification program should continue, and 4) the BMP pro-ram
and inspections should continue. This blow was even more disturb-
ing given the monumental strides and progress the aquaculture in-
dustry has achieved over the last decade, as well as support received
from the Legislature to create the Division. In part, these efforts were
accomplished through the successes of shellfish aquaculture retrain-
ing programs, which provided rural economic development and placed
hundreds of people into small businesses.
Over the past two months, individual clam growers as well as local
growers associations have reacted by joining other segments of the
aquaculture industry. Legislators have become reeducated on the
importance of this industry and have confirmed their cooperation.
Letters of support and resolutions have been obtained from citizens,
chambers of commerce, and local governments. Industry members
from all parts of the state haye given testimony at agriculture appro-
priation committee meetings in Tallahassee. Further, the industry
received a large amount of publicity from the press. The result is that
both the House and Senate passed budgets which include full resto-
ration of funding to the Division. Unfortunately, the outcome is now
contingent upon results of a special session that runs through May,
along with final approval of the 2003-4 fiscal year operating budget
by the Governor. Several things have been reinforced through this
budgetary crisis. First, growers and associations need to stay active
and in touch with their legislators. Second, industry representatives
must continue to look after their own interests. It has been quite
rewarding to witness the response of the relatively new clam aquac-
ulture industry. Members have risen to the occasion-verifying it some-
times takes a common problem to bring people together. If you have
any further questions, contact Kal Knickerbocker with the Division of
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product. Information on the aquaculture certification requirements.
the shellfish harvesting classification and management plan for Alli-
gator Harbor, boat and vehicle requirements, and other state and
federal rules pertaining to molluscan shellfish will be provided. Al-
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certified "" 111 shellfish wholesalers in the county are encouraged to
attend. Another workshop is planned to address what is required in
processing and marketing clams. Contact Bill Mahan, Franklin County
Extension at (850) 653-9337 for further information.

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hance record keeping and inventory management of a commercial
clam culture operation. A FREE copy of the software program and a
companion User's Guide will be provided at these sessions. Addi-
tional training sessions are planned this summer for other counties.'
Participation in these sessions will be LIMITED, so contact Leslie
Sturmer, Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Agent, at (352) 543-5057
to sign-up or for more information.

Retired Chief Of Police Marvin

Braswell Dies

A Personal Remembrance
By Rene Topping
Marvin Braswell will forever be remembered by me, and many other
residents in the connection to '"The Smallest Police station In The
World." On the other hand he was a good man, always calm no mat-
ter what was happening around him.
I got to know him from almost the first day I was here. My husband
and I arrived here in April; 1977. We had already been told that the
police department was manned by three men.
We were sitting in the rental we were living in at St. James until we
could build our house when there was a bulletin on the T.V. that a
man had locked himself in a house in the downtown area and was
fully armed. He also had a disabled nephew with him. Coming from a
bigger town of Tucson we were amazed as to how the word gets out in
a small place and in no time there were Deputies, Marine Patrol Fish
and Game Officers, and many others assembled in the middle of the
town. An officer by the name Patton was on duty in town that night.
Patton had called and the entire Carrabelle force was there. He had
tried to get into the house but was hit with a bullet and died. We
realized that even a tiny town can have tragedies.
From then I would always meet the chief at the Post Office and I
never failed to call him chief long after he had retired.
Marvin became known far and wide not only in Florida but all over
the United States, Australia. Canada, the British Isles and Europe.
It was on a program on the T.V. called "Real People" the piece on'
Carrabelle was aired. Sarah Purcell who was one of the stars of that
program had a father who lived in Lanark Village. He told her how the
town had no Police Station and the officers worked out of a red phone
The "Real People staff went all over Carrabelle on a Sunday and
between Jack Burda and Marvin they told the myths and the tales of
what soon became 'The Smallest Police Station In The World."
Jack said that they had a policeman who got stuck in the booth.
Another tale was told by Jackson who saw some students trying to
steal the booth. He said he got them on the run when he told them he
was the Police Commissioner.
Marvin was asked what he did in the town on Sunday and Marvin
said, "You could shoot a canon up main street and never hit any-
thing." He also said, "Sometimes I go to Church and let her go by
From that time on Marvin was starred in programs from all over the
world. People came off the interstate just to see "The smallest Police
Station in the World." It became the most photographed item in
Carrabelle. To this day tourists ask where they can find it.
The town commissioners felt that they should move it as the program
gave us the flavor of Mayberry. They soon found out that the visitors
thought that was just great, and some of them came and stayed.
He starred in a movie that was produced by Tom Hoffer and the stu-
dents of FSU. The film was made in Tate's Hell long before it became
a State Forest. Hoffer was a professor and he saw Marvin as one of
the people who saw Tate as he came out of the three days he had
spent with panthers, snakes and swamp land. He was said on his
rescue, "My name is Tate and I have just been in Hell."
Marvin had one big piece of luck when he won the Florida lottery. It
did not change him but he did get a new pickup.
Marvin ended his days in a long and painful fight with cancer. He was
happy when he managed to stay alive until a great grandchild was
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Second Circuit

Court Report

By Harriett Beach

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney, Sean Desmond
March 10, 2003
All persons identified below are innocent until proven
otherwise in a court of law.

Tracy Ann Barton: Charged with one count of grand theft on January 8,
2003. A public defender was appointed for the defendant and case entered on
the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003
James M. Brackin: Charged with one count of possession with intent to sell
cannabis and one count of driving under the influence, 3rd degree felony on
January 19. 2003. Bond set at $8,5 00.00. Defendant entered a written plea
of not guilty on January 27, 2003. Represented by Fredrick M. Conrad. Case
entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Billie Jo Byrd: Charged with purchase of controlled substance on December
12, 2002. Bond set at $7,500.00 for the purchase of controlled substance and
$2,500.00 for driving under the influence. Defendant entered a written plea of
not guilty on January 21, 2003. Defendant to report for alcohol testing two
times a week and drug testing two times a month. Represented by John Leace.
Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Mark Devin Creamer: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
on December 19, 2002. Bond set at $1,500.00. A Public defender was ap-
pointed. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 6, 2001.
Valerie D. Croom: Charged with one count of uttering a forged check on
August 29, 2002. Bond set at $1,000.00. A public defender was appointed.
Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Julia D. Crum: Charged with one count of uttering a forged check on October
1, 2002. Bond set at $2,500.00 Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. En-
tered a written plea of not guilty on November 19, 2002. On March 10, 2003
entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was withheld until defendant makes
a payment of $295.00 for court costs within one month (April 14, 2003). Ad-
ministrative probation to terminate when payment is made.
Vickie D. Cryderman: Charged with one count of purchase of a controlled
substance on January 8, 2003, Bond set at $15,000.00. Defendant repre-
sented by J. Gordon Shuler. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty on
February 6, 2003. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
George Gainnie: Charged with forging a check over $150.00 on February 12,
2003. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Defendant did not show up for
court on March 10, 2003.
Michael E. Gloner: Charged with seventeen counts of uttering a forged check
on February 6, 2003. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Cases against
Michael E. Gloner entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Marylyn J. Hatcher: Charged with fourteen counts, of uttering a forged check
on July 3, 2002. Bond set at $14,000.00. A Public Defender was appointed.
Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003,
Steven Allen Johns: Charged with the possession of a controlled substance
on December 20, 2002, Bond set at $2,000.00. Defendant represented by
Kevin Steiger. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
William Robert Johnson: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude
arrest and violation of probation on January 12, 2003. Bond set at $500.00.
Defendant represented by J. Gordon Shuler. Defendant entered a written plea
of not guilty on January 23, 2003, and made a motion for continuance. Case
continued on July 14, 2003, Docket.
Charles S. Logue: Charged with one count of burglary with assault therein
and one count of sexual battery on January 9, 2003. Bond set at $50,000.00.
Defendant represented by Barbara Sanders. Defendant entered a written plea
of not guilty on February 6, 2003, A motion to modify defendants pretrial
release conditions was granted. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9,
Walter Lee McCoy: Charged with writing a worthless document over $1.50.00
on January 8, 2003. Bond set at $1,003.00. State dropped the charges as
restitution had been paid.
James David Oakes: Charged with driving under the influence 3rd degree
felony on January 4, 2003. Bond set at $5,000.00. Defendant represented by
Kevin Steiger. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty on February 6,
2003. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.



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Donald D. Page: Charged with the purchase of a controlled substance on
January 1, 2003. Bond set at $ 1,500.00. Defendant was appointed a Public
Defender. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
Heather Richards: Charged with writing a worthless document over $150.00
on January 29, 2003. Bond was set at 5635.00. Defendant was appointed a
Public Defender. Case entered on the Plea Docket for May 12. 2003.
Thomas Bruce Rosier: Charged with one count of possession of a controlled
substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on January
4.2003. Defendant represented by Charles E Hobbs II. Defendant entered a
written plea of not guilty on February 6, 2003. The case entered on the Plea
Docket lor April 14, 2003.
Josephine Sapp: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer on De-
cember 23, 2002. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Case entered on
the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Henry Sullivan: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on
January 28, 2003. Bond set at $5,000.00, Defendant represented by Kevin
Steiger. Case entered on the Plea Docket for May 12, 2003.
Gary Dwayne Taunton: Charged with one count of grand theft on December
23, 2002. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Case entered on the Plea
Docket for June 9, 2003.
Donovan J. Taylor: Charged with one count of robbery and, one count of
battery on a person 65 years of age or older on November 12, 2002. Defendant
represented by Kevin Steiger. Cases entered on the Plea Docket for July 14.
Wade Tucker: Charged with one count of possession of controlled substance,
one count of driving while license is suspended or revoked and one count of
possession of cannabis on April 12, 1999. Defendant was appointed a Public
Defender. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
Joseph E. White: Charged with uttering a forged check, resisting an officer
with violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia on January 1, 2003.
Bond set at $1,000.00. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Case entered
on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.

Rudolph Bates: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a controlled
substance on February 2, 2002. Bond set at $10,000.00. Defendant was ap-
pointed a Public Defender. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
Fred Lazard Brown: Charged with violation of probation by the possession of
a controlled substance on March 22, 2002. Defendant's release on own recog-
nizance was revoked and amended warrant issued on February 25, 2003.
Bobby G. Creamer: Charged with violation of probation by driving while li-
cense was suspended which is a felony charge on April 30, 200 1. Defendant
represented by Attorney Shuler. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14,
Bobby G. Creamer: Charged with violation of probation by driving while li-
cense was suspended on October 14, 2002. Defendant represented by Attor-
ney Shuler. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
William Lee English: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a
controlled substance on May 8, 2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defen-
dant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
Betsie Lashley: Charged with violation of probation with one count of posses-
sion with intent to sell cannabis and two counts of the sale of a controlled
substance, cannabis on January 19, 2002. All charges were dismissed.
Carmia Lee: Charged with violation of probation by possession of crack co-
caine with intent to sell on May 25, 2002. Bond set at $1,000.00. Kevin Steiger
represented the defendant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14,2003.
Carmia Lee: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a controlled
substance on May 25, 2002. Bond set at $7,500.00. Kevin Steiger represented
the defendant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
Raymond Mathis: Charged with violation of probation by the attempted pos-
session of firearms by a convicted felon on November 16, 2002. Defendant
represented by Kevin Steiger. Defendant admitted to being in violation of pro-
bation and was found guilty of violation of probation. Probation was rein-
stated with the extra condition of 12 weekends in jail with 22 days off for
credit for time served.
Allen Dexter 0. Neal II: Charged with violation of probation by the posses-
sion of a controlled substance on May 25, 2002. A Public Defender appointed
to represent the defendant. Release on own recognizance revoked and war-
rant was amended. Case entered on the Plea Docket for May 12. 2003.

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Allen Dexter 0. Neal II: Charged with violation of probation by three counts
of the sale of a controlled substance on June 6, 2002. A Public Defender was
appointed to represent the defendant. Release on own recognizance was re-
voked and warrant amended. Case entered on the Plea Docket for May 12,
Robyn Nicole Fedrick: Charged with violation of probation by resisting of-
ficer without violence on March 14, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the de-
fendant. Defendant admitted violation of probation and was found in violation
of the probation. Probation was reinstated with.35 days, credit for time served.
Dustin Wayne Pennington: Charged with violation of probation by the pos-
session of a controlled substance on March 4,2000. A Public Defender was
appointed to represent the defendant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for
April 14. 2003.
Monica S. Scott: Charged with the violation of probation by the possession of
a controlled substance on April 13, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the de-
fendant. Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in viola-
tion of probation. Probation was reinstated and modified to 6 months commu-
nity service with drug treatment excluded.

Ryan Hutchinson Degreen: Charged with one count of DUI manslaughter,
two counts of causing damage to a person and one count of possession of
cannabis on October 28, 2002. Defendants bond set at $15,000.00. Duncan
Douglas represented the defendant. Agreed to an order to continue confer-
ence until April 14, 2003.
Sean Patrick Fitzgerald: Charged with murder in the first degree on January
24, 2001. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant. Case entered on the
Plea Docket for July 14, 2003.

Clay William Bailey: Entered a plea to aggravated battery to do great bodily
harm on May 30, 2002. Bond set at $2,500.00. Kevin Steiger represented the
defendant. Case entered for Docket Sounding on May 12, 2003.
Willie Fred Baucham: Entered a plea to one count of possession of counter-
feit cocaine with intent to sell and one count of resisting officer with violence
on December 28, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case en-
tered for Docket Sounding on May 12, 2003.
Elijah Brown: Entered a plea to two counts of the sale of a controlled sub-
stance and one count of the burglary of a structure on September 18, 2001.
Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant entered a motion for pre-
trial release, Motion was denied. Cases were continued on the Plea Docket for
April 14, 2003.
Jennifer Clark: Entered a plea to a felony on March 5, 2000. Kevin Steiger
represented the defendant. Case continuance entered on the Plea Docket for
April 14, 2003.
James Earl Coulter: Charged with the burglary of a structure and grand
theft on August 22, 2001, Bond set at $2,500.00. Kevin Steiger represented
the defendant. Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in
violation of probation. Probation was reinstated under the same conditions,
Defendant entered a plea of no contest on a minor misdemeanor and was
adjudicated guilty.
Michael E. Gloner: Charged with seventeen counts of uttering a forged check
on November 20, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Cases en-
tered on the Plea Docket for June 9, 2003.
Horace Harris: Charged resisting officer with violence on August 16, 2002.
Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case entered on Hearing Docket for
April 14, 2003.
Horace Harris: Charged with armed robbery with firearm and shooting into a
building or dwelling on February 5, 1996. Kevin Steiger represented the de-
fendant. Case entered on the Hearing Docket for April 14. 2003.
Omarsharek A. Harris: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled sub-
stance on December 6. 2002. Alexander Dombrowsky represented the defen-
dant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for March 12, 2003.
Osheila R. Harris: Charged with resisting an officer with violence on October
11, 200 1. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to
violation of probation was found in violation of probation. Defendant was ad-
judicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 22 months in the Department of
Corrections with 294 days off credit for time already served for three minor
misdemeanors. A $500,00 civil judgment was entered against the defendant.
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2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Eastpoint Water and Sewer District
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to
inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to
provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the
efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.
We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from two
wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. This report shows our water quality results and what
they mean. The only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection purposes.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Derek
Martina at 850/670-8177. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.
If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the
first Thursday after the 10yh of the Month at 4:00 PM at the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District
Office, 40 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida.

The Eastpoint Water and Sewer District routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water
according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this
report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2002.
Data obtained before January 1, 2002, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing
done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand
these terms we've provided the following definitions.

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking
water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below
which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other
requirements that a water system must follow.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts
by weight of the water sample.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts
by weight of the water sample.

"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up
substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment
plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result
from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban
stormwater runoff and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas
stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil, and gas
production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the
amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must
provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts
of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses
a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by
calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In
order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that
will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure
adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy,
persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system
disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should
seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on
appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological
contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District would like you to understand the efforts we make to
continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to
insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information
provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.


** Results in the Level Detected column'for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on the sampling freque y

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Rangeof MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mojyr.) Y/N Deted Results Contamination

Radiological Contaminants
Alpha(pCi/I) Jun00 N 1.9 1.7-1.9 0 15 Erosion ofnatural
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of NICLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
Fluoride (ppm) Jun00 N 0.51 0.49-0.51 4 4.0 which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
Pollution from mining
and refining operations.
Nickel (ppb) Jun00 N 27.0 27.0-27.0 N/A 100 Natural occurrence ions.
Natural occurrence in
Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) Jul02 N 0.12 ND-0.12 10 10 septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
Sodium (ppm) Jun00 N 12.0 8.0-12.0 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,
leaching from soil

No. of
Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
of Measurement sampling Violation 'Percentile sites NICLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
(moJyr.) Y/N Result exceeding Level)
the ALt
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) Jun 02- Corrosion of household plumbing systems: erosion
(ppm) Sept02 N 0.305 0 of 10 1.3 1.3 of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preser atlives
Lead (tap water)(ppb) Jun 02- Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
Sept 02 N 5.00 1 of 10 0 15 of natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds,

Second Circuit Court from Page 4
Osheila R. Harris: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance on Sep-
tember 31,. 2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admit-
ted to the violation of probation and was found in violation of probation. De-
fendant was sentenced to 22 months in the Department of Corrections with
275 days off credit for time already served.
Steve Durell Herndon: Charged with sexual battery by one in familial au-
thority on May 1, 1989. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. The state
dismissed the warrant and waived the cost of supervision and civil judgment.
The remainder of the defendant's probation is to continue until 2004.
Eddie F. Houston: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance on May 8,
2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Bond set at $10,000.00. Case
of violation of probation entered on the Hearing Docket for April 14, 2003.
Barney Wayne Johnson: Charged with driving while his license was perma-
nently revoked and driving under the influence, third degree felony on August
27, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Sentencing was set for April 14,
.Holly A. McCrimmon: Charged with eight counts of possession of a con-
trolled substance on June 26, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Bond set at $5,000.00. State filed a signed deferred prosecution agreement on
March 5, 2003.
Jerome D. Russ: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance on Decem-
ber 22, 2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Hearing set for May
12, 2003.
Jerome D. Russ: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance within 1000
ft. of a church on October 7, 2002. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger.
Hearing set for June 9, 2003.
Benny Ray Strops: Charged with the sexual battery upon a child under the
age of 12 on June 23, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case
entered on the Plea Docket for April 14, 2003.
Gary Wayne Taunton: Charged with the battery of a law enforcement officer
on May 18, 2000. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case entered on
the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
Rufus E. Townsend Jr.: Charged with the possession of a controlled sub-
stance on May 13, 2000. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant
admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation of probation.
Probation modified to 66 days and defendant was reinstated to extended pro-
bation to December 31, 2003. Civil judgment and cost of supervision was
waived. There was no credit given for time served.

Noah H. Goodson: Charged with one count of assault on a law enforcement
officer on July 14, 2002. Defendant represented by Kevin Steiger. Case con-
tinued on the Docket Sounding until May 12, 2003.
Noah H. Goodson: Charged with one count of resisting an officer with vio-
lence and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer on July 14. 2002.
Defendant represented by Charles E. Hobbs IL Case continued on the Docket
Sounding until May 12, 2003.
James Phillip Jackson: Charged with two counts of the sale of a controlled
substance within 1000 ft. of a church on December 13, 2002. Kevin Steiger
represented the defendant. Defendant made a motion to sever the two of-
fenses and filed a motion for a speedy trial on January 13, 2003. Motion to
sever the two offenses was denied- Hearing was set for March 12, 2003.
Mathew Parramore: Charged with one count of the sale of a controlled sub-
stance. cannabis and the possession of cannabis on January 22, 2002. Bond
set at $15,000.00. Defendant represented by Ryan R. Davis. Defendant en-
tered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty to the lessor of the
included offenses. Defendant was given 1 year of probation in the county and
50 hours of community service. Cost of supervision was waived. Defendant to
pay court costs of $295.00.
Ricardo Rivera: Charged with resisting an officer with violence on September
5, 2002. Bond set at $7,500.00. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant
was given I year of probation with the cost of supervision waived. Defendant
must pay $290.90 restitution to the Franklin County Sheriffs Office and
$295.00 in court costs.
Steven Antonio Taylor: Charged with the possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to deliver on September 21, 2002. Kevin Steiger represent-
ing the defendant made a motion to suppress, which was denied. Case contin-
ued on the Docket Sounding until April 14, 2003.
Sammy Thompson: Charged with one count of sexual battery with a 16 or 17
year old, one count of attempted sexual battery and one count of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor. Paul G. Komarek represented the defendant.
Defendant stipulated to the lessor of the included offenses and entered a plea
of no contest. Defendant was adjudicated guilty and given 2 years of commu-
nity control with sex offender conditions and must pay court costs of $295.00.
Westley Seaburn: Charged with one count.of the felony of fl, r,;rn, to allude
arrest and one count of driving while license is suspended or re'. ki-.J oh April
9, 2002. Bond set at $6,500.00. Defendant represented by Charles E. Hobbs
II. Case set for disposition on April 14, 2003, as defendant's attorney was not

Cecil Hicks: Charged with violation of probation by lewd or lascivious assault
of act on June 10, 1994. Rendi Katalinic represented the defendant. Violation
of Probation Hearing set for May 12, 2003.
Doretha Jones: Charged with violation of probation by sale of controlled sub-
stance on June 6, 2002, and battery on an inmate on August 19, 2002. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to violation of proba-
tion and was found in violation of probation. Sentence modified to 11 months
and 29 days in Franklin County jail with 47 days credit for time already served.
Probation is to terminate upon release from jail.
Mark Paul Sanders: Charged violation of probation by a count of grand theft
on November 1, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. State dis-
missed the case.
Glenn L. Suddeth: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a con-
trolled substance on October 31, 2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defen-
dant. Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation
of probation. Probation was revoked and defendant is to remain for six months
in community control.

John Goodson: Defendant represented by Ryan R. Davis. Hearing to deter-
mine restitution. Restitution waived.
Herman Lee Pate: Charged with lewd of lascivious molestation on May 17,
2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Motion filed for production of
standard procedures.
William G. Luberto and Reginald Giddens: Represented by William Warner
and James White. Bond set at $7,500.00 each. Both defendants are under
house arrest and on electronic tether for work and home. Both filed a motion
for pretrial release and motions to revoke the bonds.
Toni Kaim Harper: Admitted to violation of probation and found guilty of
violation of probation. Adjudicated guilty. Sentenced to 1 year of community
control, residential inpatient treatment and aftercare followed by 1 year of
probation with early termination if defendant is doing well.
Preston Smith: Filed a motion to modify. Cost of supervision and all out-
standing civil judgments waived.

Edward D. Dunkle: Charged with one count of burglary of a dwelling while
armed (second degree felony) and one count of grand theft (third degree felony).
Defendant represented by Robert A. Morris. Defendant stipulated to the
lessor-included offense and waived the pre-sentencing investigation. State
waived the cost of supervision. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. Defendant is to have no contact with the victim. De-
fendant is to pay $295.00 in court costs and $3,665.00 restitution of a civil
judgment to the victim, William Larimore, Sr. Defendant is to report within 24
hours to the probation officer of The Department of Corrections in Nassau
County to begin two years probation, which is to terminate early if all terms
are met.
Omarsharek A. Harris: Charged with two counts of the sale of a controlled
substance (second degree felonies) on December 6, 2002. Alexander
Dumbrowsky represented the defendant. Defendant waived the pre-sentenc-
ing investigation and the state waived the concurrent cost of supervision of
the defendant. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 18 months in the Department of Correc-

tions with 96 days off for credit for time served. Defendant is to be in two years
drug offender probation and may seek early termination after I year. Defen-
dant is to pay in a civil judgment, $295.00 in court costs and $ 100.00 to
Federal Drug and Liquor Enforcement..

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#4 Visioning

Franklin County
Infrastructure And Public
Services Workshop

By Harriett Beach
Thirty-five residents of Franklin
County came together at an ad-
vertised public meeting May 20th
at 6:00 p.m. at the Franklin
County Courthouse to discuss
and clarify issues and options
concerning Franklin County in-
frastructure and public services.
They worked to develop recom-
mendations for how these issues
can be addressed. They then cast
votes to determine what were the
best recommendations to refer to
the Franklin County Community
Planners who will be writing the.
new County Comprehensive Plan.
They also determined what are
the next steps need to develop
these and other recommendation
made at previous workshops.
Alan Pierce, Franklin County
Planning Director, opened the
workshop by giving an overview
of the infrastructure and services
currently in Franklin County and
pointing out where the current
infrastructure and services do not
meet the needs of the residents
of the County. Pierce told the
group that the workshop would
be on the five general topic areas:
* Roads and traffic safety
* Public safety (law enforcement,
911 communications, fire protec-
tion, and emergency manage-
* Healthcare
* Education
* Public facilities and recreation
Pierce reminded the group that
potable water and waste-water
had been addressed at the third
workshop on Franklin County
Natural Resources and would not
be addressed in this current
workshop even though potable
water and waste-water treatment
are considered part of the County
infrastructure. If anyone had ad-
dition issues and concerns relat-
ing to water related topics, Pierce
encouraged them to share the is-
sues with the group.
Pierce offered the following three
items of information for the work-
shop participants to consider in
their discussions.
* The total county budget for 2003
is $17.8 million
* $6.4 million of 2003 revenues
was generated by property taxes,
and $11.4 million in revenues was
generated from other sources
such as state revenue sharing,
county gas tax, etc.
County revenues are used to fund
the Sheriff s Department, 'the ju-
dicial system, property
appraiser's office' tax collector's
office, supervisor of elections of-
fice, clerk of courts office, county
road department, county solid
waste department, county plan-
ning and building department,
recreation department and other
county functions.
Pierce pointed out that lands held
by the State and Federal Govern-
ments, which are 70% of the
county, do not generate any tax
base for the county. A 5-cent per
allon gas tax, which generates
300,000.00 every three years, is
used for paving county roads. The
county has the option of floating
a bond for addition financing of
the road paving. As for the bud-
get of the Sheriff s Department,
Pierce said that the Sheriff man-
ages that money without any in-
put from the Commissioners.
Pierce told the group that the
County School Board receives
money from County property
taxes, (7 million dollars) and the
state, (7 million dollars). This year
the Franklin County School Board
budget was 14 million dollars to
educate 1200 students in five
schools and is managed by the
elected School Board without any
input by the County Commission-
Pierce said that there would be
another workshop in about one
month to discuss the function of
the local Government.
After giving background informa-
tion about Franklin County,
Pierce introduced the following
resource people assigned to the
discussion groups. Public Safety:
Major Mike Mock of the Sheriff s
Department, Tim Turner, Emer-
gency Management Services, and
several volunteer fire department
members; Healthcare: Mike Lake
from the Dasee Corp. that leases
and manages the County owned
Hospital: Education: Joyce Estes,
Curriculum Coordinator at
Apalachicola High School; and
Public Facilities and Recreation;

Van Johnston, Waste and Recre-
ation Manager for Franklin Co.
The resource person for Roads
and Traffic Safety did not arrive
in time for the discussions so
Pierce and Mock served as re-
source people for that group.
Pierce then turned the meeting
over to Tom Taylor, workshop fa-
cilitator from FSU.
Taylor introduced the FSU Urban
Planning students who volun-
teered to help with facilitating the
workshop. Before the large group
divided into the smaller discus-
sion groups, Taylor emphasized
that all the discussions are citi-
zen driven and the facilitators and
resource people are there only to
provide requested information.

Continued on Page 6

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Visianing from Page

E ach r ,i i -. .. .. e '......
ing questions;
A. How can we provide -. *..
uncongested. low traffic :..:
B13 1 low can we ensure adequate
traffic safety for the citizens t&
Franklin County?

A. How can we ensure timely,
quality law enforcement and 911
coiinmutnication services?
B. 1How can we ensure t.i:...
quality lire protection?
C. How can we ensure that there
ate -aill irrit emergency evacua-
tion i-ouilcs in the county?
01 How can we minimize the risk
of property loss due to storm
surges and flooding?

A. H-ow tcan we ensure timely am-
bulatuce service in response to
>'>m i-'Krll y medical crises?
B. How can we ensure quality
healthcare services in sufficient
q, i.ilui\ to meet the public need?
lln. iin ludes access to medical
facilities appropriate medical fa-
cilities, and a workable health
care support process.

A. How can we ensure first class,
high quality schools staffed with
quality, committed teachers?

A. How can we reduce solid waste
sent to land-fills?
B. How can we ensure effective
control and removal of solid waste
in Franklin County and reduce
improper trash disposal and
C. How can we improve public
facilities infrastructure through-
out the county for existing/future
D. How can we improve public
access to our beaches and the bay
for our citizens and for visitors to
the county?
E. How can we improve boating
access to the bay, gulf and rivers?
F. How can we maximize outdoors
recreational activities for the chil-
dren and adults of Franklin
County and use our diverse out-
doors recreational potential to
promote the county?
The groups discussed the topics
until 8:30pin when they recon-
vened into a large group to share
and discuss the recommenda-
tions. Each of the recommenda-
tions generated by the small dis-
cussion groups was discussed by
the large group. Every person
then ranked the recommendation
on a ballot as to its feasibility LO
be considered when writing the
new Comprehensive Plan for
Franklin County. The group then
reviewed the previous workshops
and suggested concerns about
parts of those workshops that
needed to have additional discus-
sions and work. After much shar-
ing of ideas and ranking the ideas
on a ballot, the meeting ended at
10:30 p.m.
There will be several more work-
shops over the summer to con-
tinue the process of developing
long range planning for Franklin
County. The FSU Team Data
Compilation and Analysis will
continue over the summer. An ad
hoc committee of Alan Pierce, Line
Barnett, Paul Johnson, Anita Gre-
gory Grove, Dan Pennington and
Billy Buzzett have met and
worked over the course of the last
six months to organize the Vision-
ing format and resource material
and to promote these citizen
driven workshops,
The report on the tally of the bal-
loting will be out within two
weeks. The report will be available
on the following web site: http://
consensus.fsu.edu /franklin /

Eating, Ya

Love If!


Alias Trees

By Eunice Hartmann
I thought I was so original calling
broccoli "trees" in an attempt to
get my children to eat it. Now I
realize that lots of Mom's did this
too. Actually this worked and they
did eat broccoli. It can't be all that
bad when fast food places can put
it on baked potato and cover with
cheese sauce and it sells! Amaz-
Nutritionally speaking ft is terrific
for you. Broccoli contains high fi-
ber, low carbohydrate and 220%
Vitamin C and 540% potassium,

The 370 acre golf community
known as St. James Bay, just east
of Carrabelle. is moving ahead
with their plans for a September
course opening. Cart paths have
been completed except for con-
struction crossings. Greens, tees
and fairways have been sodded
and sprigged. Two restroom facili-
ties have started construction. All
golf cart bridges have been com-
pleted. The driv-in range has been
completed. The golf cart barn has
been completed. The golf cart
barn has been completed. And,
Steve Hatch, golf pro. has been
hired. The goffll course will open
in September. The sales and ad-
ministrative building has opened.
The clubhouse construction con-
tract has been awarded and con-
struction has started. Tennis

plus a medium stalk only has 45
calories served by itself. It is of-
ten referred to as a vegetable that
reduces cancer risk because of its
chemical components. Let me be
clear though it does not cure can-
cer, just reduces the risk of de-
veloping colo-rectal and breast
cancer according to the current
This is a practically "must eat"
veggie. It is usually low cost too.
Remember that sauces or butter
will change it calorie content so
try reduced calories margarine or
sprinkled spice mixes. Your chil-
dren may need more encourage-
ment but don't add extras unless
they won't eat it otherwise. Too
many calories has led to the over-
weight population of children and
adults in our country.
Enough said, Try this recipe for a
hot night or to take to your next
club meeting. I was served this at
a teacher appreciation lunch.

Chicken Broccoli Salad
2 heads broccoli; steamed, cooled
and cut up
4 green onions (scallions) chopped
2 chicken breasts; cooked, boned
and cut up
1 cup fresh parsley (a bunch

1/2 cup cottage cheese (1%)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk(reduced fat)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon dill
1 clove garlic
Put the dressing ingredients in the
blender for 1 minute or longer if
garlic is not minced. Pour over the
chicken, broccoli, green onions
etc. Serve with French bread,
broad sticks or hot biscuits.
P.S. You can double this easily or
add more or less of any ingredi-
ent. It is very flexible. You may
want to buy chicken that has been
cooked In the store so you do not
have to cook anything.
Other Ideas:
* Prepare packaged mac and
cheese and add chopped broccoli
* Steam broccoli, add sauteed
shrimp, angel hair pasta and
cover with a pasta sauce of your
choice. Parmesan sauce is excel-
lent this way.
Eunice can be reached at


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The senior enlisted leadership of Florida National Guard's Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion,
124th Infantry Division (Chipley) compared post-combat notes in Baghdad on May 13th
at Iraq's Republican Guard Palace. From left are Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Paet of Bonifay, Sgt.
1st Class Eugene Anderson, Ebro; Ist Sgt. Thomas Kelley, Panama City; and Sgt. 1st Class
James Elliott, Apalachicola. Not pictured is Sgt. Ist Class Scott Bailey of Marianna.

Local Guardsman In Iraq

Members of the Florida National Guard's Company C, 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry received federal act:
vation orders late last year for the first time since 1942. Apalachicola City Commissioner and local letter
carrier, Jimmy Elliott, is a platoon sergeant in the companyand is now completing his third tour of military
service. He has previously served in the Vietnam War and was deployed to Saudi Arabia with the Florid
Army National Guard's 710th Service Company in 1991 during .Operation Desert Storm.
The Company is currently bivouacked on the palace grounds of Iraq's Republican Guard, which present
serves as headquarters for the U.S. Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance. Company C
3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry, crossed the Kuwait/Iraqi border four hours after the start of the ground wa
and was the first National Guard combat arms unit to arrive in Baghdad, Iraq with an active duty Patric
Battery. At the close of major fighting, the Battalion was reconstituted as a vibrant security force whose
duties have included patrolling Baghdad and providing protection for U. S. presidential envoy L. Pau
Bremer, retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner and other top officials.

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FWC Schedules

May 28-30

Meeting In


Publisher's Note: The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation, will have met by the
time this issue of the
Chronicle reaches the public.
But, because the agenda of
the meeting contains a
number of issues of some
interest to the Panhandle
fishing industries we are
publishing the narrative for
the meeting that was held
May 28-30, 2003. Additional
information may be obtained
at 850-488-4676.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) will
meet in Kissimmee May 28-30 at
the Osceola County Administra-
tion Building. The meeting will
convene at 8:30 a.m. all three
The May 28 (Wednesday) agenda
Swill include consideration of
whether to proceed with reclassi-
fying the manatee from endan-
gered to another category. Com-
missioners also will consider for-
mal classification of the Miami
blue butterfly as endangered.
Currently, the Miami blue
butterfly's endangered species
classification is the result of an
emergency executive order by
FWC executive director, Ken
i- Haddad, which would expire af-
:r ter 240 days without the agency
Y conducting the formal classifica-
a tion process.
For both species, Commissioners
y will consider completion of Phase
D, I of the classification change pro-
Lr cess, which includes evaluation of
ot a biological status report, recom-
3e mendations from a panel of sci-
ul entific experts and public input.
At this point, Commissioners can
determine whether listing the spe-
cies as endangered, threatened or
species of special concern is ap-
propriate. If the Commission de-
termines that listing the species
is warranted, it will then set a
deadline for FWC staff to prepare
a management plan. The FWC
requires development of the man-
agement plan before any official
listing of the species can take ef-
Changes to the state's imperiled
species list do not necessarily re-
sult in corresponding changes to

the federal government s list,
which is based on different crite-
Also on Wednesday's agenda are
reports on progress of the Listing
Process Stakeholders Panel and
results of the statewide deer
hunter survey and workshops
and proposed antlered deer har-
vest strategy. The stakeholders
panel is evaluating whether the
FWC should change the criteria
it uses to classify imperiled spe-
cies. The deer hunter survey and
workshops sought feedback from
sportsmen regarding whether
they want Florida's deer herds
managed for large antlers or gen-
erous bag limits.
Other items on Wednesday's
agenda include wildlife manage-
ment area, wildlife and environ-
mental area and public use area
regulations, acreage adjustments,
user quotas and fees.
In addition, during the Wednes-
day session, Commissioners will
review and discuss draft rules
concerning the Florida Manatee
Sanctuary Act, consider the
Aquatic Resource Enhancement
Work Plan for 2003-04 and review
and consider migratory bird hunt-
ing regulations for 2003-04.
Regarding marine fisheries is-
sues, the FWC, during Thursday's
session, will conduct a final pub-
lic hearing ort several proposed
spiny lobster rule amendments,
including eliminating the 24-lob-
ster vessel limit from the regular
season recreational bag limit, -re-
ducing the bag limit during the
two-day sport lobster season in
Biscayne National Park from 12
to 6 lobsters per person per day
and phasing out the higher rec-
reational bag limit for persons
holding the Special Recreational
Crawfish License by the 2012-13
The proposed rule also would es-
tablish a commercial dive posses-
sion/vessel limit of 250 lobsters
per day Aug. 6-31 of each fishing
season and 200 lobsters per day
for the remainder of the fishing
season, establish a commercial
dive permit beginning in the
2004-05 season with a morato-
rium on new permits effective
Jan. 1, 2005, prohibit dive per-
mit holders from also holding trap
certificates, provide procedures to
allow another person to pull a
harvester's traps under certain
circumstances and prohibit all
harvest of lobsters from illegal
artificial habitat.
Commissioners also will conduct
a final hearing Thursday regard-
ing proposed pompano rule
amendments, including reducing

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the recreational aggregate bag
limit for pompano and permit
from 10 to 5 fish daily per per-
son. reducing the commercial
state and federal waters harvest
for pompano from 250 to 175
pompano daily per person (except
for Pompano Endorsement hold-
ers fishing with gill nets in fed-
eral waters) and repealing the
Pompano Special Activity License
Another final hearing will take
place Thursday concerning a pro-
posed rule to manage the silver
mullet fishery. The proposal
would designate silver mullet as
a restricted species, prohibit com-
mercial harvest of silver mullet
during February on the Atlantic
coast, implement a statewide
two-day weekend closure for com-
mercial harvest of silver mullet
July 1 Jan. 31 and prohibit the
sale of silver mullet harvested
during this closure, and imple-
ment a statewide aggregate rec-
reational bag limit for both striped
and silver mullet of 50 fish per
person. From Feb. 1 to Aug. 31, a
maximum vessel limit of 100
mullet would apply, and Sept. 1 -
Jan. 31, a maximum vessel limit
of 50 mullet would apply.
In additiori, the FWC will conduct
a final public hearing Thursday
on proposed rule amendments to
repeal an obsolete law that limits
stone crab trappers in Citrus,
Dixie, Levy and Taylor counties to
600 traps each, prohibit blue crab
traps in the area north of the
Suwannee River and beyond 3
miles Sept. 20 Oct. 5 when the
stone crab soak period begins,
apply the shrimp trawl stone
crab trap separation areas in Cit-
rus and Hernando counties to
include blue crab traps, prohibit
partial payment of stone crab trap
certificate fees, and extend the
Stone Crab Advisory Board
through June 30, 2008 as an ad-
visory board only and adjust its
membership qualifications.
Another final hearing will take
place Thursday concerning pro-
posed rule amendments to clarify
and readopt certain provisions
that implement prohibitions of the
net limitation amendment, pro-
hibit the transport of illegal nets
in state waters (unless the trans-
port of such nets is direct, con-
tinuous and expeditious from
where the vessel is moored to
where the use of such nets is le-
gal) specify that any auxiliary ves-
sels used in conjunction with a
primary vessel must be commer-
cially registered and eight feet
long or longer and prohibit pos-
session of more than four seines
aboard a vessel (including the pri-
mary vessel and any other vessel
being transported or towed).
The proposed rule includes cer-
tain exceptions for docked vessels
meeting specified length require-
ments, -vessels transporting dry
nets that are stored to make their
immediate use impracticable, ves-
sels using nets in a licensed
aquaculture operation and ves-
sels containing or transporting
trawl nets, as long as the frame
or trawl doors are not deployed.
Commissioners also will conduct
additional final hearings Thurs-
day on proposed rule amend-
ments to prohibit all harvest, pos-
session and sale of spiny dogfish,
apply commercial shark season
closures to state waters on a
species-by-species basis when
adjacent federal waters are closed
to the harvest of a particular
shark species, and establish sev-
eral new provisions to assist trap
retrieval and trap debris clean-up
efforts by the public under cer-
tain conditions.
In other marine fisheries action
Thursday, the FWC will review
and discuss its 2003-04 marine
fisheries work plan, artificial reef
issues, and workshops recently
conducted by the University of
Florida concerning management
of the blue crab fishery. Artificial
reef issues, include the revised
strategic plan and current vessel
reefing proposals.
During Friday's session, Commis-
sioners will consider its policy re-
garding feral cats.
Commissioners also will consider
land acquisition matters on Fri-


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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dae of this Notice 05/15/03 Invoice No 8665
Description o Vehicle: Make Buick Model 4-door color Gray
Tag No H63QIN Year 1990 sle FL vin No. IG4HR54C1LH530506

To Owner: Chasity Renee Richards To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 384
Apalachicola, FL 32329

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/09/03 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 clays from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 272.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor: that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/12/03 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) Fle No.
/5/112/()3 i.. No. 8794
Datc of this Notice -Invoie N,, 8794
Description olVehicle: Make Toyota Model PK olor Malroon
rgNo LSZ31W Y.,. 1971 stIae FL v No, RN 12017943

To Owner: Christo Poloronis To Lien Ilolder:
56 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/05/03 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 clays from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 -plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/12/03 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

Real Estate News

Jeff Galloway Receives
Quarterly Sales Award

Jeff Galloway of Prudential Resort
Realty, St. George Island, has
been recognized as 1st place
award winner for Residential
Gross Commission Income and
2nd place winner for Closed Resi-
dential Units out of 3,188 Pruden-
tial Real Estate sales profession-
als in the State of Florida for the
first quarter of 2003 by The Pru-
dential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.


Several Home Styles and Prices to Choose From

Affordable Lower Energy Bills

Passes Coastal Building Codes Termite Resistant

All Steel Construction Non-Combustible

RWB Industries

850-899-0542 or 850-670-8133
rwb industries@hotmail.com

Eastpoint Bayfront: "Cobb Home," 79 S. Bayshore Drive. Fantas-
tic 3BR/3BA, 2343 +/- sq. ft. custom built home offers vaulted cedar
ceiling in great room, stone fireplace, custom oak cabinets, approx.
167 ft. bay frontage, 32' x 15' boat shed and spectacular sunset views.
$675,000. MLS#96237.

Select Land Value
St. George Island Bayview--Gulf Beaches, Lot 7. Block 82, Unit 5. approx. 1/3
acre. 100' frontage x 150'. $149,000. MLS#96140.

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Resort Realty Phone: 850-927-2666

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30 May 2003 Page 9

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If your idea of paradise is to be in an area surrounded by
miles of rivers, thousands of acres of wetlands and
unspoiled forests you'll find no better place to live than
St. James Bay. This new golf course community is
located in picturesque Carrabelle. An 18-hole golf course,
two tennis courts, swimming pool, restaurant and bay
access will all be part of this affordable 370-acre commu-
nity. Fishing, bird watching or sun worshiping-it's all
within walking distance of the Gulf of Mexico. With only
161 lots available in Phase One these
beautiful sites will go
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Commissioner Cheryl Sanders interviewed on TV
Aom Miond

Chef Eddie of Magnolia Grill and two of his chef interns.

The Luncheon
shrimp, U.S.D.A. prime rib, pasta salad with artichoke hearts, ovs-
ters Rockefeller, Cajun style stuffed oysters, topped off with key lime
The land will be managed by the Department of Environmental
Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks.
"The Nature Conservancy is pleased to have assisted the
Department of Environmental Protection with this addi-
tion to Bald Point State Park," said Victoria J. Tschinkel,
Florida State Director of The Nature Conservancy. "This
Florida Forever program acquisition is an excellent ex-,
ample of how working together with a willing seller like
the St. Joe Company can bring a prime piece of coastal
property into public ownership for future generations to

About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a nonprofit, conservation organization
dedicated to preserving plants, animals and natural communities that
represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and
waters they need to survive. The Conservancy's Florida Chapter. to-
gether with its members and conservation partners, have helped pro-
tect more than I million acres of critical natural lands throughout the
state since 1961. Visit The Nature Conservancy at nature.org/florida.

About The St. Joe Company
The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company based in Jackson-
ville, is one of Florida's largest real estate operating companies. It is
engaged in community, commercial, industrial, leisure and resort
development, along with commercial real estate services. The com-
pany also has significant interests in timber. More information about
St. Joe can be found at our Web site at www.joe.com.
With this addition to Bald Point, The St. Joe Company's Conservation
Land Program in partnership with the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection. The Nature Conservancy, key environmental
groups, conservation organizations and other government agencies
have now placed 140,000 acres under permanent protection in the
last four years. Programs now in planning to protect many thousands
of additional acres of environmentally sensitive land, and additional
St. Joe acreage-all in Florida's Northwest-is being evaluated for
possible protection in keeping with the company's long-term commit-
ment to environmental stewardship.
For nearly 2 miles, this new addition to Bald Point touches the waters
of Ochlockonee and Alligator Harbor and buffers them against devel-
opment. And, this pristine bay frontage is now protected as well. cer-
tain to remain forever in its natural state.
The new lands also pay homage to the first Americans, who once trod
the woods and marshes of Bald point. Included in the parcel are the
remains of Native American villages and burial mounds-memorials
that have been safeguarded, by the company since St. Joe first ac-
quired the land more than five decades ago. These special village and
burial mound sites will be permanently protected and presented to
the visiting public by interpretative programs of the Florida Park Ser-
Also, to be protected within the new Bald Point State Park boundary
is Tucker Lake-a one-mile square estuarine lake where inland wa-
ters in with Bay waters carried to the Lake by Chaires Creek. Navi-
gable by canoe or kayak, the sinuous 3.5 mile creek winds past marsh
and Pine Islands that are home to nearly every wildlife species in the
Migrating species also find haven at Bald Point. Native pineland and
scrub flowers nourish millions of migrating butterflies each fall as
they pause here on their annual journey south to Mexico and Central
America. Many hawks and even some Peregrine falcons are seen at
Bald Point during fall migration, and a variety of neo-tropical birds
also grace the park's forest lands, as they make their spring and fill
flights over the Gulf of Mexico.
Once used in World War II by the U.S. military for amphibious as-
sault training, Bald Point's beaches now offer nesting grounds for t he
endangered loggerhead turtles.


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Jack Rudloe showing the cover of his latest book

SMap of the Bald Point
State Park

S. N.L.S.

Republican State Party Vice-Chair

DeFoor Addresses Franklin Republicans

Offices in Apalachicola, Panama City
and Tallahassee
* Wetlands regulatory permitting and
development feasibility assessments;
* Environmental site assessments and
* Marine construction including marinas,
piers and shoreline protection

48 AVENUE D P.O. BOX 385
S,/, APALACHICOLA, FL 32329-0385
4--- .! -- (850) 653-8899 FAX (850) 653-9656

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

Foundation Pilings
Commercial Construction
Utility Work-Public &

On April 21, 2003, the Franklin County Republican Execu-
tive Committee hosted Republican Party State
Vice-Chairman Allison DeFoor at its monthly meeting. He
spoke on how Republican candidates could be successful
in Franklin County using historical anecdotes and evidence.
DeFoor was a former judge and Sheriff of Monroe County,
and a running mate to Governor Martinez in 1990. DeFoor
now resides in Wakulla County. He is credited as a "main
force" in electing that county's first GOP County Commis-

Tim Jordan, Lic. Real Estate Broker:
984-0001 984-5734 146 Highway 98 or
P.O. Box 556, Panacea, FL 32346
ASSOCIATES: Marsha Tucker: 850-570-9214 Jerry Peters: 850-566-4124
Mike Gale: 850-567-2227 Janis David: 850-570-1145 Gene Maxey: 850-509-6857
Linda Peters: 850-566-4156 Jacki Youngstrand: 850-933-4671
Josh Brown: 850-567-9429 Mike Friedman: 850-566-6601 Debbie Kosec: 850-566-2039
Carole Dunn: 850-570-0058 Mike Delaney: 850-524-REAL
Call us for a complete list of properties. Beach rentals & sales.
web address: www.obrealty.com e-mail: obr@obrealty.com
* Gulf Front! Large beautiful lot near Bald Point State Park Preserve. The surf, sand and sea oats
provide a serene setting for your dream home. Possible owner financing. $399,000. 39FWL.
* Hidden Harbor! Alligator Point's newest Gated Subdivision! Lots are bayfront, creekfront, and
bay to creek! All are 1 +/- acres w/beach access, canoe launch and community pier. Lots starting at
just $140,000! 45FWL.
* Bald Point! One of the most desirable Gulf front beach lots on Florida's Panhandle. More than 1
acre with pond, coastal trees, shrubs and 90' of sandy beach. This home site is next to state park
land and NOT in COBRA zone! Only $450,000 includes lime rock driveway and all Franklin County
state and DEP building permits. 46FWL.
* Lanark! Move right into this clean, bright and airy home with 40' deck in front. Well landscaped on
2 lots, only a short walk to the water. Large utility building with electricity. A must see! $89,900.
* Alligator Point Bayfront! Alligator Point! Fish from the back deck of this 2BR/1.5BA. CHA, fully
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* Alligator Point! Large duplex on the beach at Alligator Point. 2BR/1 BA each side w/shared screen
porch. Completely furnished and currently under rental program. Great buy for the investor or 2
families that want to enjoy beach front living. Just $549,000. 142FWH.
* AlligatorPoint! 3BR/2BA home on Gulf Drive with unobstructed view of Gulf. A great value with
large screened porch, outside shower, storage room, large corner lot and much more! $325,000.


Paze 10 30 May 2003

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The Franklin Chronicle

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Custom Made Jewelry
Fishing Tackle
Guns and Ammo
371 Highway 98 P.O. Box 434 Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone: (850) 670-8444

Office Hours By Appointment

307 S.E. Avenue B
P.O. Box 880
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Telephone: (850) 697-2225

Marshall Marine, Inc.

Bait Tackle Deli Beer Ice
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We Invite Comparison
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3 Month, 3,0000 Mile Warranty
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O Mike's Automotive, Inc.


2148 Sopchoppy Highway, Sopchoppy
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P.O. BOX 429 HWY. 98 PANACEA, FL 32346
PHONE: (850) 984-5637 (850) 984-5693 FAX: (850) 984-5698
HOURS: MON., TUES., THURS., FRI: 8:00 6:00
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at the same time. These ads are strictly business cards magnified
to 2 columns by two inches, offered to you at 50% discount for two
insertions. Send your business card or copy to: Franklin Chronicle,
P.O. Box 590, Eastpoint, FL 32328 or fax 850-670-1685. Your
check for $15.00 will guarantee position in the next issue.


Hourly Daily Weekly Rentals
Body Boards Skim Boards
ST. GEORGE ISLAND 850-927-3993

Collins Construction
of St. George Island, Inc.
& Sewage Treatment Services
Specializing in
Septic & Aeroibc Systems

P.O. Box 1007 96 Otter Slide Road Eastpoint, FL 32328
Office: 850-670-5790

Ice Cream
C Salads
Carrabelle Junction
88 Tallahassee Street 697-9550
Across from the Post Office 5-16/5-30

J&B Fishing
Bait & Tackle Seafood Market
Fresh Seafood
1582 Highway 98 Carrabelle, FL 32322
Phone: 850-697-5246
Sun. Thurs. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m. 7 p.m. 5-16/5-30

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PHONE: 850-927-3229

(Real Estate Appraisal & Consulting Services)
James E. "Jamie" Lester, MBA
Appraiser Broker Consultant
P.O. Box 1393, Wewahitchka, FL 32485
Phone: (850) 639-4200 Fax: (850) 639-9756
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Marine Hardware
"" "j# / I Fiberglass Supplies
IIj I*n Electronics
Takingthemarinesupplybusinessbystorm Boats

Phone: (850) 926-6020 Toll Free: (888) 733-3474
Fax: (850) 926-1092 www.averymarine.com
2784 Coastal Highway Medart, FL 32327
Hours: Mon. Sat. 7 6 Sun. 7 2 5-16/5-30

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Jackson Auto Parts and Hardware
Check our inventory out, we have a fill line oflbuilding
materials, hardware and auto parts.
Give us a call and let us serve your needs.
Highway 98 P.O. Drawer L
Carrabelle, FL 32322 Phone: (850) 697-3332

Owner "We Furnish Storage Boxes" Block
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P.O. Box 8 Panacea, FL 32346
Office: 984-5676 or 575-4113

Cuts Manicures
Foils Pedicures-Reflexology
Perms Nails Extensions
Hours: Mon. Thurs. 140-E Palm Court St. George Island
Call for appointment: 850-927-3500

Robert Baker, Owner 5090 Coastal Highway Crawfordville, FL 32327
Office: (850) 926-5696 Mobile: (850) 566-2501
* Many Standard Colors MAAP Tube Steps, Bumpers & Grill INSTALLER
* Custom Colors Guards Lifetime Warranty
* Lifetime Warranty Catch All Floor Mats Professional Installation
* Highest Tensile Strength Custom Cover Tonneau Many Shades & Colors
Available Lund Hood Protectors Safety & Security Film
* Applies to Metal, Aluminum, Vent Shade Window Visors Automotive, Residential &
Wood, Concrete, Fiberglass Stay Tyte Lock Downs Commercial
& More 5-30/6-13

Electrical & Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.

Eastpoint, Florida 670-4817

Jacuzzi Whirlpools Delta Faucets
Pearl Baths Toto Toilets
200A Mobile Home Power Poles

Full Service Boat Repairs
Glass Repairs Transom Repairs
Woodwork Bottom Work
Electronics Installation
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