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IVolume III, Number 12 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 10, 2007

Beach School Awarded Elite Blue Ribbon Status
PTA Board Supports Academic Growth with Fundraising Events


The Parent Teacher Association at Pensacola Beach Elementary School supports the faculty and students with annual fundraisers and events. The
benefits of which are evident after the U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced last week that Pensacola Beach Elementary School has
been named a Blue Ribbon school. With the Fall Festival scheduled for October 26 the PTA board members are busy finalizing plans for one of their major
fundraisers. Board members are (L to R) Karen McCurdy, secretary; Margie Pitts, teacher liaison; Jennifer Neal, teacher liaison; Monette Hodges, president;
Katie Cronin, vice president; and Sherry Green, treasurer. For more information about the PTA and Blue Ribbon award, see Page 2.







Fundraising Priority For Parent Teacher Association


The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School Parent Teacher
Association has announced its
projects for this year The PTA
Boardmeets on the firstWednes-
day of each month at 2:45 p.m.
at the School They hold three
general membership meetings
each year, the next being set for
December 13 at 6 p m. at the
Beach Church
Officers for the year are
Monette Hodges, president; Katie
Cronin, vice president; Sherry
Green, treasurer, and Karen
McCurdy, secretary
The PTA is extremely active,
working closely not only with the
parent and teachers, but with the
administration and the school
advisory council, according to
information available on the


Blue ribbons are for winners
and Pensacola Beach Elementary
School has earned the prestigious
designation. The U S Secretary
of Education Margaret Spellings
announced October 2 that
Pensacola Beach Elem entary is a
Blue Ribbon School Only 287
schools inthe entire United States
were given this designation.
"This award is one of the
most prestigious awards in the
country Ittakes a lot of hardwork
by teachers and students to be-
come a Blue Ribbon school, and
it's a privilege to celebrate their
great efforts," Spellings said.
The Blue Ribbon Schools
program honors public and pri-
vate elementary, middle andhigh
schools thatare academically su-
perior and that demonstrate dra-
matic gains in student achieve-
ment at high levels Only 413
schools nationwide were eligible
to be nominated The schools are
invited by Secretary Spellings to
submit an application for possible
recognition.
The Beach School was se-
lectedbased on five years of aca-


Beach School's website,
www pbes.org.
The focus of the PTA this
year is helping students and
teachers implement technology
that is available at the school.
The PTA conducts special
and ongoing fundraising projects
throughoutthe school year They
host gift wrap and t-shirt sales,
movie night, student art sales and
sponsor the Fall Festival at the
school in October
This year's Fall Festival will
be Friday, October 26 from 5 to
8pm
"We are planning a great
event this year with giant inflat-
able slides and jumpers Treats
include cotton candy, nachos,
pizza and drinks We will also
have our annual silent auction


demic achievements and high
state standardized test scores.
These five years include the tran-
sition from a standard public
school to a charter school plus the
turmoil caused by Hurricane
Ivan
"Our Beach School family
endured hardships, circled the
wagons, supported each other,
and truly lived up to our unoffi-
cial motto of no excuses," said
Principal Jeff Castleberry "The
Beach School continues to set
high standards and our students
continue to rise to the occasion.
Our teachers, staff, parents, vol-
unteers, our Partners in Educa-
tion, local civic organizations,
and the overall community have
also played a vital role on the suc-
cess of our school"
SixteenFlorida schools were
chosen as Blue Ribbon schools.
Those selected will be honored
at an awards ceremony in Wash-
mgton, D.C. onNovember 12 and
13 The Beach School will be rep-
resented by Principal Jeff
Castleberry, his family and fourth
grade teacher Susan McLeod.


IILAND TIMEf
Published every other Wednesday
SHELLEY W JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258 850-932-4090 fax
islandtimes@bellsouth.net
www.MyIslandTimes.com
No portion this publication may be reproduced without theconsent ofthe publsher


and raffle," said Katie Cronmn,
boardvice-president "Thisisone
of our main fundraisers Weneed
everyone's support."
Members of the Beach com-
munity can help the school in
many ways They are
Join the PTA, whether or
not you have children in school.
$5 annual dues per person
Buy gift wrap from a stu-
dent
Get a Sandpiper t-shirt for


$10 or sweatshirt for $15
Participate in the Cookie
Dough Sale
Bring your General Mills
box tops to the school.
Collect and turn inBruno's
receipts
PTA funds are used to pay
for all school field trips, a Spring
Arts Festival, landscaping
projects and to provide teacher
supplies as needed. The PTA also
sponsors Teacher Appreciation


Week in the Spring, as well as,
academic and incentive programs
such as Sunshine Math, Beach
Brigade and the Sandollar Store
PTA President Monette
Hodges said, "We have one com-
mon goal, to support our students
We stand by our motto of 'Ev-
ery Child, One Voice'."
For information about the
Beach School PTA, please con-
tact 850-934-4020


SRIA Approves Upscale Hotel Construction


The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority approved a number of
items at their September 26 com-
mittee meetmgs,butthe final vote
on the hotel definition was not
among them. Although the com-
mittees were in session, Chair-
man Vernon Prather asked each
board member to give input on
the proposed hotel policy
Input remained the same as
it has been during the long
months of debate with varying
degrees of support for a meet-
ing between the SRIA and the
County SRIA board members
John Peacock, Ed Guernsey
and Fred Gant indicated that
there should be less restriction,
and that the County ordinance
should be adopted. Board mem-
bers Prather, Thomas
Campanella and Tammy
Bohannon believe the differ-
ences in the two documents
should be ironed out
by the legal staffs
The final voteby the
sub c om m ittee
members Prather,
Campanella and
Gant was to autho-
rize Prather and
SRIA attorney Mike
Stebbins to meet
with the County le-
gal staff to discuss
the differences in
the County ordi-
nance and the SRIA
proposed policy Artist
Hotel construc-
tion on Pensacola Beach occu-
pied a large portion of the meet-
ing with conceptual approval
granted to Portofino, the Indigo
Hotel and Embassy Suites
Portofino plans to develop
234 dwelling units plus 201 un-
limited size hotel rooms on
their 12 acre property
The Indigo, an upscale
Holiday Inn hotel product, will
be a nine story building with
162 units The rooms will av-


erage 489 square feet. This ho-
tel is phase one of a three-part
construction plan submitted by
Little Sabine, Inc., owners of
the former Holiday Inn and
Dunes Hotel
Sunrise Hospitality received
a twelve month time extension
for the development order for
construction of 190 hotel rooms
and 16 residential units on the
property formerly occupied by
Beachside Resorts and the
Windjammer Condominiums
Hotel official Jeff Townsend
told the board they would break
ground for the structure in the
Spring of 2008 and it will be
an Embassy Suites.
Fred Simmons was at the
meeting to request a time ex-
tension of one more year to
operate the portable kitchen
which serves Paradise Bar and
Grill He informed the board


"In the year to date we are
up more than one million dollars
over what we projected," Nita
commented
The board approved a re-
quest from the Public Safety De-
partment for $85,000 topurchase
two new lifeguard stands to add
to the two which they will pur-
chase with funds acquired from
the sales tax monies. The four
wooden stands will be donated to
Perdido Key at the request of
Commissioner Gene Valentino
Acting County Administra-
torBob McLaughlin attended the
SRIAmeeting and toldtheboard
that the County has three goals
"We want to restore public
trust, follow fiscal restrictions
and increase customer service,
he said.
McLaughlin is one of the
candidates applying for the posi-
tion, vacated by the resigning


rendering of Indigo which was approved for the former Holiday Inn site.


that he intends to build a 70 unit
waterfront hotel. The board al-
lowed him another year exten-
sion to operate the portable
kitchen, but said he must bring
plans for his development to the
board by April 9, 2008.
Nita Omley, Director of Fi-
nance, who is retiring from the
SRIA, gave her final report at
this meeting Jayne Bell was
approved as the new Director
of Finance


George Touart
And, finally, the tall palm
trees planted on the north side of
Via de Luna are so close to the
utility poles they are interfering
with the power lines. The offend-
ing trees will be replaced by
shorter plantings
The Island Authority full
board meeting will be Wednes-
day, October 10 at 5 p.m. All
meetings are open to the public


Beach School Tapped For

Prestigious Designation


PAGE 2


Island Times


October 10, 2007




1


Barefoot on the Beach


ByJane Waters Cooper


That guy who advised all of
us not to sweat the small stuff
should have been in my house a
couple of weeks ago. He would
have plenty of little ticky tacky
things not to sweat about.
Saturday started out all right
when the Gators lured Tennessee
into their Swamp, and proceeded
to chomp away, and sent them
back home carrying bags loaded
with Florida points. So far, so
good. No sweat.
Frank went grocery shop-
ping after the game and an-
nounced when lie got home that
he had lost his credit card. Well,
just call the credit card people, tell
them, and they will send a new
number and new cards. No sweat.
Later on that day, a temporary
crown Frank had on his tooth
popped off. His tooth didn't hurt,
and he had saved the crown. Just
call the dentist on Monday and
make an emergency appointment.
Just a little thing. No sweat.
After dinner I began prepa-
ration for watching a football
game I had been looking forward
to all week. My favorite college
team, the Big Red University of
Nebraska Corhuskers, would be
playing the number one team in
the nation, the Southern Califor-
nia Trojans. I put on my red se-
quined cap, put my Lil Red doll
on the coffee table, and watched
the Huskers first half. It was only
17 to 10. Could Nebraska upset
Southern Cal?
No. Not even close.
The 49 to 31 score sent Ne-
braska skidding all the way down


from number 14 to number 22 in
the coaches' poll.
And sent the thousands of
Nebraska fans from the stadium
home to hang up their red jackets
for at least a week. Power of red.
Don't think so. Not this time. But,
its just game, after all. No sweat.
Thirteen hours later, I was
back at my post, wearing this time
my gold and blackshirt and cap. I
set my Paddy Blake doll up, and
hung my flag and established
other important voodoo items
throughout the house. I knew my
favorite NFL team, the Saints,
would not let me down. They did,
if you will recall, finish last sea-
son only one game away from
playing in the Super Bowl. I was
ready. I wasn't really ready for the
Saints to take a nose dive against
the Tamp Bay Buccaneers. Every
time that cannon blasted off from
the Buc's pirate ship, signifying
anothertouchdown, ithitmeright
in the heart. Final score 31 to 14.
As of press time, the Titans had
struck another lethal blow and the
Saints are now 0 and 3, fighting
with Atlanta for residency in the
cellar ofthe NFC South. There are
still thirteen games left in the sea-
son. Plenty of time. No sweat.
After the games, Frank and I
decided to cruise the Beach. We
threaded our way through traffic
at Casino Beach and then turned
into Sidelines where we would
pick up our take-out order.
Just as we made the turn, I
thought I heard a gunshot. Or
could the Buc's pirate ship be fol-
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turned out to be a blown front left
tire. We limped into a parking
place and Frank was looking at
the tire, and deciding who to call,
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out of Sidelines and offered to
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They cheerfully put on the
spare in record time and tried to
refuse to take payment from
Frank. They said theyjust wanted
to help. Frank insisted that they
take the money. And they went
back to Sidelines to get their girl-
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walked toward Casino Beach. If
you think all teenagers are lazy
and full of mischief, think again.
The tire was a big thing to us, a
little thing to them. No sweat.
Finally, Frank went in to pick
up our order. We took it home and
an hour or so later, opened it to
stick it in the microwave to have
it for dinner. When we looked at
the meal, we discovered we had
in our possession someone else's
food. We decided that by the time
we took it back, it probably would
have lost a lot of its flavor, so we


ate it. (It was delicious.) We hope
the people who got our order en-
joyed their dinner.
No sweat.
I must admit that out of this
collection of small mishaps, I did
sweat a little bit. Is there a Who
Dat in this entire land who will
say he was not sweating, at least
a little drop or two, when the
Saints are playing?
And, here's a message to the
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NICENIECE
Terry and Jeff Colley helped
their niece Tierney Smith cel-
ebrate her seventeenth birthday
last Sunday She turned seven-
teen and marked the day having
fun on the Island.
BEACH BIKERS
Brian and Rita Finkbone
pedaled their way across
Pensacola Beach from Villa
Sabine to the Via de Luna shop-
ping center on Sunday. They en-
joyed the perfect weather and no
parking woes.
IN GOOD HANDS
Ken Turk, who was the as-
sociation manager for the Re-
gency Towers on Pensacola


Beach, is a proud dad. His son
Lt. Col Ron Turk with the New
Jersey Air Guard has just taken
command of the security forces
of Baghdad Airport.
LONGWAYFROMHOME
Artie Davis, top banana at
the Krewe of Bananimals, shares
reports about his son Wayne who
is serving in the military overseas.
All is well according to Wayne.
He hopes to come home soon.
WEDDINGBELLS
Another eligible bachelor is
taking the plunge. One of the
Beach's purveyors of fine spirits,
Bob Temple says he is hearing wed-
ding bells. He is planning to tie the
knot and that's all he will say.


Founding Krewe ofBrewe

Member Dies in Gulf Breeze
Vinny Stricula was one ofthe Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge. He
most full of fun guys to ever owned Computers ofGulfBreeze,
come this way. His many and he knew how to mix
friends on Pensacola business with pleasure
Beachwillmisshim. Vinny *, i [when he created his own
passed away on Septem- Blues Brothers vehicle
ber 18in Gulf Breeze. which he parked infront
Vinny was among of his Bay Bridge office
the "one dozen plus one" B building.
men who formed the Surviving Vinny are
Krewe of Brewe. He was his wife Sherry, and sons
known as the Tattoo Rich and Justin, stepson
Commissioner when he Vinny Cameron and sisters
held the enviable position of plac- Gloria and Theresa.
ing the Lizard King temporary Memorial services were held
tattoo on the Beach's lady Mardi at the Pensacola Beach Elk's
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TRAYCHIC
Twenty years ago Patti
Marie Warner and Terri Jameson
were waitresses at Flounders on
Pensacola Beach. Patti is now a
medical professional and Terri
manages Victoria's Secret in
Pensacola. Their days as wait-
resses are long gone, but the two
grabbed trays and volunteered at
the grand opening celebration at
Geronimo's Outpost.
SAINTSFAN
Clad in Saints team colors
optimistic Tommy Grice supports
his team during a bye week say-
ing, "They can't lose if they don't
play."
LEAPIN'LIZZARD
Island Times columnist Liz
Hewson is leaping into another
year on October 16. No time for
cake and candles as she trains for
the upcoming Marine Corps
Marathon in Washington, D.C. at
the end of the month.
CHAMBERCHILD
Fifteen-month-old Faith
Gleim made her way around Busi-
ness After Hours at Bamboo
Willie's September 25 like a little
ambassador. She kept her mom
Renee busy while Dad, Robert,
was greeting guests from the Gulf
Breeze and Beach Chambers.


- ----~ --


Judy L'Oignon realized that
the last trivia question was a de-
scription of her former neighbor
on Maldonado. She was the first
to send the correct answer to the
question, "What was the name of
the professional quarterback
coach, now deceased, who lived
on Pensacola Beach for many
years?" The answer was Pete
McCulley, who always predicted
the winner of the Super Bowl for
The Islander Newspaper. Judy
has an island Tmest-shirtforthe
correct answer.
Note to those of you who
answered Kay Stephenson. Nice
try, but no t-shirt. He still lives in


Players Putt For Prizes at
American Legion Event


Brush up on your short game
and enter the eighth annual
Pensacola Beach American Le-
gion Post 379's Putt Putt Golf
Outing, Saturday, October 13 at
TikiIsland Golf and Games. Reg-
istration begins at 10a.m. with the
shotgun start at 11 a.m. The cost
to play is $10 and all ages are in-
vited to compete. Individuals or
four person teams may enter.
"Everyone should come out
for a day of fun. We have some


very competitive putters. There
are prizes for winning scores,"
commented Legion Commander
Chuck L'Oignon.
The proceeds from this event
will support the Legion's chari-
table and educational programs
throughout the year which in-
eludes the Americanism Day at
the Beach Elementary School.
For more information call
850-932-4444.


SRealtor of the Month-
Island Realty congratulates CLARK
ALLEN as Realtor of the Month for Sep-
tember 2007.
"Clark exhibits tenacity and personal
charm as he deals with both buyers and
sellers. He has an endearing way of
remaining in contactwith friends, as well
as with past clients," states John
Pinzino, Broker of the firm. "He relates
individuals to properties that suit their
needs."
Clark is married to Stephenie, and
is the father of Noah and Finn, who fre-
quently accompany him to the beach ~r- .A
where they frolic at their condo in Emer-
ald Isle or visit his mother, Sue Allen
Stamps, at her home on Ariola Drive.
When not involved in real estate, Clark Clark Allen 850-324-2452
and Stephenie and their friends enjoy
surfing and fishing. They travel fre- AND 45 Via de Luna
quently to Costa Rica, where they own ena a ea
property. REALTY e co816-Beach
RElALTY 1 850-916-7188


the area and once coached the
Buffalo Bills.
Here's your chance to win an
Island Times t-shirt. Be the first
to email your answer to this ques-
t. F. V ...I.i... F. R -.. .
I ..1. 1hC 1.I I 1 1 ... i I.,
County when it was builtin 1985.
Which one was it?" It is still here
and functional. Just keep in mind
this building was here before any
high rise towers were built.
Rules are the same. Send
your trivia answer to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net with
"trivia" in the subject line. The
deadline to respond is 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 19.






LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Grateful Participant
With a lot of help from my
best friend, Debble Copeland-
Dotson, and my sister Deanne
Richardson, I raised almost $2000
for the literacy program, News
Journal in Education, supported
by the Sandshaker Lounge. Extra
special and generous donations
were made by Dave Kelly, The
Break and The Islander, Debbie
Mays, KristinAmberson, PegLeg
Pete's and Maria's Seafood; and
Gary Humphnes, Paddy O'Leary's
Irish Pub. Thank you so much to
everyone who so kindly gave to
suchaworthwhile charity It looks
like all of us Islanders will soon
be able to visit the Sandshakels
new mascot pelican
Congratulations to Ann Kirk,
Sandshaker Queen, who obvi-
ously worked extra hardto make
literacy efforts for our community
the real winner
Thank you'
Sincerely,
Darla Richardson

Sisters Say Thanks
The Sisters of the Beach
once againhave shown us the true
meaning of being a "Sister." It's


the love, compassion and friend-
ship that comes from the heart.
Thank you for the beautiful plants
you sent for our Mom's services.
Niecy andIwill always remember
how you warmed our hearts Also
a special thank you to Ken and
Cyndi Kelley, Jim and Judi Mark
for the wonderful ham they deliv-


eredto the family.
Your love and kindness will
always be remembered
Sister Karen Hagford
[Frances East passed away
September 19 from a lengthy ill-
ness Karen Hagford, Denise
Olson and the late Andrea Brunt
are her daughters.]


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"Beerandbeads?" DidIread
that correctly? Yes, those words
were actually uttered from the
mouth of John Peacock at the
SRIA Board meeting in Septem-
ber. This was in response to the
Krewe of Wrecks' request for
$20,000 from the Board to help
withthe costs of the annual KOW
Mardi Gras Parade That may
have been a lot of money in 1980
whenthe KOW rolled for the first
time down Via de Luna in a pa-
rade of rusted vehicles, bicycles,
and a ton of beads Back then
the need for funding was not as
great, since we did not have the
burden of insurance, barricades
and certainly did not need any se-
curity We did it all on our own! I
reigned as Krewe of Wrecks
Queen in 1999, and I feel the need
to set the record straight I have
never received any beer or beads
from the Krewe of Wrecks.
In fact, if we were to add up
the cost of beads purchased by
the parade participants each year,
it would equal a much larger
amount than $20,000 I know I
spend a considerable sum on
throws for the Parade, which in-
cludes moon pies and special
beads. Do we even need tomen-
tion all the other Krewes thathave
begun because of the original
motherkrewe?
The Board approved the
amount requested as, thankfully,
the other Board Members see the
economical and social value in
promoting Mardi Gras m the dead
of winter when spirits can be low
and money tight So, where has
John Peacock been? Maybe he's
never experienced Mardi Gras on
the Island. If not, he's missing
out on the most extraordinary
parade ever to grace the streets
ofParadise.
AllI can say is I hope John
Peacock will don some purple,
green and gold and join the
Krewe of Wrecks in making this
the most wonderful Mardi Gras
yetl
Time tomove onto more im-
portant things A brand new
grandmother was born on Octo-
ber first-Deb Friedman. Her
daughter, Deanna Moore gave
birth to a 9 pound, 5 ounce baby
boy Deanna and Mike Moore are
the proud parents of Logan Tho-
mas Deanna, aBeach School and
GulfBreeze High graduate, affec-


tionately referred to her unborn
child as "Peanut." Weighing in at
over nine pounds, he's no pea-
nut! Much love and many con-
gratulationstoall Proud parents
are planning to return to the Is-
land during Mardi Gras to show
off their new Beach boy
For those of you who have
missed hearing about her, Queen
Shugah Paulette Provost strikes
again Her Her-I-Cane Voodoo
has kept the Beach clear of storms
so far Yes, hurricane expertshave
once again down graded the ex-
pected storm activity. This
should make a believer out of
you. I feel sorry for the next royal
ruler Paulette's leaving very big
shoes to fill.
FairWarming The Sisters of
the Beach will be on the streets
October 13, celebrating Jayne
Drees' upcoming wedding to
Johnny Redmond. If we see you
in the local watering holes and
you say the word "Bride," you
will be required to purchase a
round of drinks for all SOB's
present.
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lib. Ground pork w/sage
sausage
3 Cups milk
2 Tsp salt
1 Tsp pepper
/ Cup cornstarch
1/3 Cup water or milk
1 Can biscuits (10) or make
your own

Scramble sausage until
done Drain grease, return to pan
adding salt, pepper and milk.
Cook onmedium heat until milk is
ready to boil, stirring occasion-
ally Meanwhile mix cornstarch
and water/milk, stirring until dis-
solved Add slowly to sausage
mix, stirring constantly until thick-
ened. Cook biscuits as directed.
Serve immediately Canbestored
and reheated, adding more milk
until smooth and desired consis-
tency
Enjoy, share with a friend,
andremember "Every time a baby
isbom, sois a grandparent!" Join
the Krewe of Wrecks and I'll see
you in the kitchen.


BEACH BABIES Second generation Sister of the Beach Lindsey
Stanley was honored at a Baby Shower hosted by Judy L'Oignon,
Marie Steele, Deb Friedman and her mom Andrea Stanley. Sisters
of the Beach gathered September 22 to shower her with gifts and
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It is popularly believed that drinking
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over-protrusion of girth in the bet-buckle
region. Now, recent research shows
that the brew may be falsely blamed
for expanded waistlines The study
took place in the Czech Republic,
where Pilsnerwas invented andwhich
has the highest per capital beercon-
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BEACH BALL STAYS-
FORNOW
Notto worry ifyoureally like
the Beach Ball water tower in the
Casino parking lot So far, it has
escaped the wrecking crews. The
icon comes with a $125,000 price
tag to refurbish every five years.
If torn down, it would only yield
five parking places Since it has
no functional value, the SRIA is
discussing the future of the Beach
Ball
BITTERUP THE BOSS
Don't forget Boss' Day is
Tuesday, October 16 Treatyour
boss to lunch on the beach or
take her to the Gulfside Pavilion
at 7 p.m. to catch Tim Jackson's
Mr Big. This group features
world-class artists playing a fun
mix from New Orleans Jazz to
American pop, beach music and
country
TAX SUITUPDATE
A law suit was filed on be-
half of several commercial les-
sees on Pensacola Beach who
are contesting the taxation of
their leasehold improvements
as real property Judge Nicho-
las GeekefsNovember 2006 rul-
ing in favor of the Tax Collector


and Property Appraiser is be-
ing appealed. Oral arguments
are scheduled for 2 p m Octo-
ber 17, n the First District Court
of Appeals in Tallahassee. No
doubt the decision rendered by
the three judge panel at the
DCA will be of great interest to
both commercial and residential
leaseholders on Pensacola
Beach
SAENGERSEANCE
Are you ready to communi-
cate with the other side?
Friends of the Saenger Theatre
will host local psychic, Sharon
Renae every Saturday evening
in October at 7 p m for a two
hour seance session The cost
to attend is $25 Seating is lim-
ited Reservations can be made
by calling Kathy Summerlin at
595-3880.
COCO CARES
Former Beach resident Jay
Massey has instituted a grant
program for fledgling busi-
nesses to receive powerful web
marketing support from his
company, Coco Design Associ-
ates, Inc. This year's recipient
is Sumo Sushi Jay says en-
hancing emerging businesses


strengthens the whole commu-
nity
FREEBEERFRIDAY
Fred Flounder says it's time
forhis Beachfriends to come over
for a cool one. Free drinks on Fri-
day afternoons from 4 to 6 p m at
Flounder's for bona fide Beach
residents Special prices on fried
fish dinners, too.
Authors Group Hosts
Writers Conference
If the pen is mightier than the
sword,then wordsmiths can
sharpen their weapons by attend-
ing A Writers' Conference spon-
soredby GulfCoastAuthors Sat-
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to 4 p m at Asbury Place/
Cokesbury United Methodist
Church, 9thAvenue in Pensacola.
The cost is $25 for GCAmem-
bers, $30 forall others Lunch will
be provided. The conference is
open to published writers, aspir-
ing writers and anyone with an
interest in writing.
To register or for additional
details contact Art Giberson at
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Chamber Plans To Season Holidays with Island Spirit
Leaves are falling. Tem- torsisworkingveryhardtogrow land Authority advertising Chamber will be Tuesday, Octo- attheHiltonat5.30p.m.
peratures are dropping. Can the Chamber as is evidenced by agency, was among those hand- ber 30 aboard the Portofino One For more information about
Christmas be far behind? The committees and events," Elbert ing out congratulations ferry Theboatleavesthe dockat the Beach Chamber call Sandy
Pensacola Beach Chamber of said "This is a greatforum forme Portofino at 8 30 a.m. Business Johnston, executive director, 850-
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veterans Day, Halloween and
Thanksgiving holiday away.
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
is busy preparing its first ever
holiday celebration, "Season
Your Holidays with Island
Spirit." This will be a month
long party, Shelley Johnson,
chairman of the event, told the
Chamber members at their meet-
ing on September 25 All the
Beach businesses m the Cham-
ber anticipate an event pro-
duced in a highly decorated is-
land setting
"The chefs have been cook-
ing up lots of events for this pro-
motion," Johnson said "Cham-
ber members will be able to view
the list of ingredients in their
newsletter."
Jeff Elbert, president, con-
ducted the meeting and congratu-
lated the membership on all the
work they are doing
"I am pleased to be able to
report that your Board of Direc-


for dedicating $1b 0 to me hnam -
ber from funds raised at the Bath-
tub Races.
Shakerfest fundraising also
went well for the Shaker Bar ac-
cording to co-owner Beverly
Boswell, who reported they have
raised enough money to get a
Shaker pelican. She said the peli-
can would be a great addition to
the bar and the money becomes
part of the News Journal m Edu-
cation project.
Twenty-three members of
the Beach Chamber and three
guests attended the September
meeting. Chrissy Cook, member-
ship committee, reportedthatthe
committee is now developing a
list of potentialmembers
"Our goal is to thank all the
members who are renewing and
invite other businesses to join
this wonderful organization," she
said
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the business representatives to
feel free to send their events to
her to be placed on the Beach
website.
Other guests included Chuck
Emling, president of the Gulf
Coast Zoological Society, the
non-profit group which runs The
Zoo in Gulf Breeze. He and Janie
Switzer described the needs of
The Zoo and outlined the
fundraisers planned.
"We need to raise one mil-
lion dollars before the end of the
year," Emling said.
Bamboo Willie's hosted a
golf tournament October 5 with
some proceeds going to The Zoo.
Another item of business
came before the Board when Jeff
Elbert announced that Nan
Harper, nominating committee
chair, would be announcing the
slate of officers for 2008 at the
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By Dr. Chuck Randle
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On the Internet, there is a site
that indicates when and where
"Fall Colors" are at their greatest
beauty in the United States.
Spectacular pictures accompany
some of the locations by clicking
on the appropriate link. Many of
us have seen the fascinating ca-
cophony of colors over the years
and have been intrigued and en-
riched when noting that the green
leaves have turned to such beau-
tiful colors. When it comes to
Florida, the caption indicates,
"No significant color reported."
The climate in Florida may
not be conducive to trees chang-
ing colors, however, there are
other things that take the place
of such a phenomenon. In our
area, for example, there are the
beautiful white sands, the deep
colors of blue and green waters,
and who cannot be thrilled at the
beautiful sunsets we have been
experiencing these past couple of
weeks, and the excited tourists
who come to enjoy our area!


We have to give up the joys
of changing colors for thejoys of
our environment that adds so
much to our lifestyles. That's sort
of the way all of life is we make
choices and those choices neces-
sitate sacrificing some things we
may enjoy for other things that
also bring enjoyment. Many of
us are willing to give up some free
time in order to be involved in or-
ganizations that are beneficial to
others. We give up some of our
disposable income to help orga-
nizations reach out and assist
others in just surviving, as well
as enjoying the beauty of the arts.
Some of the choices we are will-
ing to accept come with a pretty
hefty price, but in the end, we
believe they are worth the sacri-
fices we impose on ourselves.
That's one of the great positive
factors about our culture we are
willing to give up some of our
gratifications so that others may
enjoy some themselves. May it
ever be so!


Island Times PAGE 9


Beach Church Cooks Up Fun For October


October is a time of fun and
fellowship at the Pensacola Beach
Community Church. Fish and
football are on the menu Satur-
day, October 20. The free fish fry
begins at 11:30 a.m.and sono one
misses any sports action a big-
screen TV will be set up to watch
some area college football games.
The end of the month brings


the Church's annual Fall Festival
which will be Sunday, October 28
from 2-4p.m.
Events will include a Trunk-
or-Treat for children where
church members decorate their
vehicle trunks and offer Hallow-
een treats. Other events include
a cake walk, haunted room,
moonwalk, dunking booth and


hot dogs and refreshments.
The Fish Fry and Fall Festi-
val are open to everyone at no
charge.
"We look forward to enjoy-
ing the fall weather, some good
food and great fun," said Gordon
Paulus, Beach Church deacon.
For information please call
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Pensacola's Annual Greek
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Jan 6 Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party
Jan 12 Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast
Jan 18 Krewe of Nerieds Moon Pie Party
Jan 19 Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl
Jan 19 Krewe of Kids Parade
Jan 19 Krewe of Bananimals Ball
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Surf Report By FreadEsposto


Via DeLuna This month we
have been treated to incredible
views of the moon rising, a beauti-
ful display of color and light on
Pensacola Beach. Most people
don't realize the relationship we
have with our moon, so here it is.
Some scientists conjecture
that the moon was formed from a
huge collision billions of years ago.
A planet-sized body collided with
an early Earth and formed our
moon from debris. This debns took
around a hundred years to form
into our moon That massive colli-
sion gave our Earth its rotational
axis of 23 degrees. That tilt gives
us our seasons and the gravita-
tional pull it creates gives the Earth
its tides which drive the oceans'
waves around the planet. We truly
live in a earth-moon system With-
out it, we would probably not have
abundant life on our planet
The moon has been a
centerpoint of speculation and
mystery for generations People
have claimed it has influenced our
lives and our moods, especially a
full moon Well, there is no real
data on the moon changing any-

people just seem to react to the
moon. Perhaps it is the power of


suggestion that really is at work
The splendor of a full moon is
very hypnotizing and has been
viewed by every human on the
planet, a truly huge event.
Located around a quarter of a -, .
million miles from Earth, our moon
is moving away from us at a rate of
approximately an inch a year Of
course, during a moon rise it looks
much closer, but this is just an op-
tical effect caused by the atmo-
sphere. The moon does not get
closer Trust me. .
So, next time you look up at
our cousin, the moon, think about
its journey, its tidal effect, and its Former Gulf Breeze resident Blake Rushing took Amber Solnick to
profound influence on our lives. be his wife Saturday, September 22 on Pensacola Beach. Pensacola
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I readim the water


Fall is here and the cool
temps mean good fishing The
Flounder have started moving a
bit. Saltwater Janie and I took the
4FUN out scoutin' the flats from


Pickens gate west to the Old Coast
Guard Station and we spotted lots
of action. The bait was every-
where. The Flounder lay up in the
flats and ambush anything that
comes by. I use the old standby,
a white grub ona 1/8 oz. jighead.
Live shrimp is the top bait.
Redfish are everywhere in
the system but the big ones are
bunched up in the Pass around
the jetties. The small one I
landed was caught near Big


Sabine Point just off the north
shore of the Island. I was using
a Skidderwalk Topwater jig with
lots of gold trim. We just drifted
with the wind.
Action on the Gulf Pier has
been slow as of late. A few
Kings have come in.
The Old bridge has been
full of anglers as the Fall run
comes right through those pil-
ings and when the tide is movin'
so are the fish. Mullet are ev-
erywhere and the big Reds are
around the Mullet. Try a Live
Shrimp on a good circle hook
with a slip sinker right under the
Bridge and there's no tellin'
what will come to it. Dinner for
sure. So, what are you waiting'
for? Do yourself a favor and go
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October 10. 2007 Island Times PAGE 15


Thompson Hits Hot Streak at Champions Tourney


Weekly winners and past
Champions gathered around the
felt Friday, September 28 at the
Paradise Bar and Grill to crown
the September Texas Hold 'Em
4444Fun Champion Miguel Th-
ompson hit four sixes to take
down Pensacola Beach's Scott
Stanley in the final hand of the
Champions Tournament. Tommy
Chavis recorded the mostwins in
September with four top weekly
spots. Trace Lewis had three
wmins.
Weekly results are as fol-
lows:
The Islander Lounge
Trace Lewis played his short
stack to the final then took down
the chip leader Alicea Townsend
for the win September22
Big Larry Gers had the aces
all night September 29 and made
them pay offwith anice wintakin'
out Terry "TC" Curtis in the final.
Paddy O'Leary's
Fran Coxmade his way to the
winner's circle September 23 with
a late run of good cards. Bob
Goodson was second
Alicea Townsend battled
back from a short stack to take
down champ Miguel Thompson

Cooking Classes
Include Wine
and Party Foods

Pensacola Junior College
and Distinctive Kitchens are of-
fering a cornucopia of cooking
classes this month The selec-
tions include
SFine Wine and Cuisine: An-
tipasto Assortments, Oct. 13
*Basic Skills Culinary Knife
handling, Oct 15
DK Kids Club Class: Haunt-
ing Halloween Parties, Oct. 27
Cooking Well Quick and
Easy Do-Ahead Family Meals,
Oct 29
All classes are held in Dis-
tmctive Kitchen's state-of-the-art
kitchen Students receive recipe
cards and a sampling of all foods
prepared- and wine for the adults.
Prices are $44 95 or $59.95 per
student For more information,
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September25forthewm Shede- Wood held on to claim second
feated a field of 15 players place in the field of 25 players
Terry Curtis outlasted all Alicea Townsend success-
challengers for his first Texas fully defended her September 25
Hold 'Em 4444 win on a beautiful
Fun win. Fran beach night in
Cox lived up to Paradise Trace
his handle of Lewis battled for
SecondHand the second place
Fran m Septem- slot in the Septem-
ber 30 action. ber 26 tourney
Col. Phil T ommy
Tracy USMC Chavis started the
Ret ran thefinal month of October
table then took n rightwithabigwm
down Sec- over a nice Mon-
ondhand Fran day night crowd.
Cox for a great Boatwoman Liz
night of cards Ives stayed the
October 2. We course to claim
had 18 players Tommy Chavis pitches in second place
turn out to play as a dealer when he is not too Just two
Paradise busy winning poker tourneys. nights after his
Beach poker icon Tommy October 1 win
Chavis grabbed his fourth win Tommy Chavis outplayed the
this month with new player Steve crowd to take first place Trace
Dempsey taking second Septem- Lewis made him earn it in the fi-
ber 18 nal
Dr Glenn Burleson proved Celebration4444
he's one of the top players in the Education
area defeating a large Monday Forty-six players with high
mght crowd September 24 in the hopes and poker faces gathered
Paradise Poker Tent RookieCraig Friday, October 5 at the Paradise


When the Ladies of the Elk's hosted their September 22 Pancake
Breakfast they called in professional pancake maven Kathi Lewis,
right. Diners were treated to the best breakfast casserole on the
Island created by Lynn Cieutat, left.


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After five hours of heated
competition Jon Rhodes of Gulf
Breeze emerged as the winner
Miguel Thompson was the run-
ner-up Drew Ferguson was third,
Scott Stanley took fourth place
Two womenjoined the final table
Marita Rhodes finished fifth and
outlasted Beach School teacher
Sandy Patterson who left with a
big smile
"Beautiful nightto play poker
at waterfront tables," said Rick
Uzdevenes, Texas Hold'Em 4444
Fun promoter "We raised over
$1,140 to donate to Pensacola
BeachElementary School Can't
wait until next year"
Ken DuBose gave expert in-
structionto the rookie poker class
and served as the dealer for that
table Beach poker players
Tommy Chavis, Anne Vinson,
Trace Lewis, Fran Cox and Scott
Stanley also volunteered as deal-
ers. Event photos will appear in
the October 24 JslandTimes


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Every year around the third
week of October our shop is
flooded with requests for my sis-
ter, Gwen, to help dream up and
create Halloween costumes. This
year she's decided to get a head
start and announce that she will
be creating and designing "Cus-
tom Costumes." As a little girl she
always loved to play dress-up
maybe that accounts for some of
her craftiness. She is great with
fabric, wire, glitter and make-up.
If you can think of it, she can do
it.
Over the years she has cre-
ated a penguincostume, aRenais-
sance gown complete with mut-
ton sleeves, pointy headpiece
and flowing scarves. She has also
costumed as Ursula, the Sea
Witch of Disney fame, and a Voo-
doo medicine woman with a full
length "leather" vest covered in
shrunken heads and bones.
Together, we have been She-
Devils, Spider women, Gypsies,
Vampires (she can make fangs that
adhere to your real teeth, al-


though they make it kinda hard
to kiss!)
One of my all time favorites
was my Viking ensemble withfaux
fur boots and a tunic to match.
My helmet and waist-length
braids were the crowning
touches. I was Helga, Goddess to
Thor What a great night that waste
My second favorite was a
ghostly Mother Nature costume.
Remember the commercial "It's
not nice to fool Mother Nature"
with her white, flowing gown and
wreath of daisies on her head?
Well, think of that in black with a
wreath of dead flowers, snakes
and bugs on my head and a great
spider web on my face. It was
very pale and dead looking. What
a great memory. Costuming is fun
if you are nine or ninety-years-
young.
Halloween is the perfect time
to be someone else for the night
and have ablast. Ifyou need some
costuming assistance, feel free to
call 932-4323 or stop by Danah's
Hair Studio and ask for Gwenl


bI Pand Bhh.var

Luxury vs. Necessity

Luxury vs. Necessity


Answer these questions to
see how you feel about sleep.
Is it a luxury or necessity
1. Do you gift to yourself
the bona fide right to sleep a
full nine hours, or do you pun-
ish yourself with less, or even
feel guilty if you sleep more
than six hours?
2. Do you prepare for sleep
with relaxation?
3. What do you do to relax
before and after sleep?
4. What do you choose to
do for your body to place it the
best possible sleep environ-
ment?
5. Do you wake up hot or
uncomfortable?
6. Do you wake up in the
middle of the night and worry
about being awake?
7. Do you snooze through


the night, allowing your body
to repair and replenish those
motor and memory skills, which
prepares you to enjoy the new
day with vim and vigor?
As you can see, the an-
swers to these questions will
lead you to rethink your sleep-
ing preparations, habits and at-
titudes.
Here's a helpful hint Pre-
pare for a great night of sleep-
ing with a warm lavender bath,
a cool, fresh bed; and a sooth-
ing environment in which to re-
lax. T i .. .. i..., i ... i,, , ,i .
If you want to realize your po-
tential and your peak perfor-
mance, start with your sleep
habits. I promise it will make a
difference in your life, and in the
lives of those you know and
love.


Rating

Pensacola Beach Elementary
School has maintained its A plus
rating, and will receive $11,545
from the State of Florida in recog-
nition. Jeff Castleberry, principal,
made the announcement at the
September24 school board meet-
ing. The Board voted to use 75
percent of the money for staff
bonuses and 25 percent for edu-
cation materials which will help
students continue to maintain A
plus status.
The School will have a recy-
clingbin on the grounds whichwill
be emptied twice per weekby Gulf
States Recycling. The School
could receive as much as $160 per
month from the recycled materials.
The Elementary School will
also participate in the Merit Award
Program which could result in a
state funded performance pay bo-
nus forth top twenty-five percent
of the school's teachers.
The Partners-in-Education
program has been completed ac-
cording to Todd McCurdy, board
president.
"Our final total will be well
over $100,000," McCurdy said.
"The sign publicizing the names
of the Partners will be on the
groundsbefore the October26 Fall
Festival."
Patrick Lanza, treasurer, gave
the Board an update from the Fi-
nance Committee. "The School
budget looks like it's in good
shape," he said. "The enrollment
exceeded our expectations, so all
areas are ahead of budget."
Sandee Bredesen in her
teachers' report announced that
some classroom teachers have
been attending workshops in sci-
ence, math and reading. "The
teachers share this information
with the other teachers in the
school," she said.
The Board approved the hir-
ing of Molly Worthington as the
new music teacher.
The Board also announced
that the sodding of the school
grounds, which has been can-
celled twice, was set to be com-
pleted on October 5.
The School Board meets next
on Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
at the school. The meetings are
open to the public.


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My husband Harry and I will
be celebrating our 16th wedding
anniversary this month and it
made me think about the two
weeks I spent this summer at the
Jersey shore visiting my mother-
in-law, Kath. As she and I were
standing in line in the blistering
heat waiting to be spun around
on yet another carnival ride on
the Ocean City Boardwalk, I
couldn't help but overhear the
conversation between these Jer-
sey girls slouching in front of us,
It was apparent one was newly
engaged and maybe her friend
was just a bit jealous or maybe
she was speaking the truth, The
i., i hii i h i ... their con-
.1 ,, ,,i i s strapped
into the Tilt-o-Whirl was "well,
they say men marry their moth-
ers." I am not sure if it was the
unbearable temperature outside or
the G-force of the amusement park
ride, but that statement whirled
around in my thoughts all after-
noon until I thought my brain was
going to tilt. I had two questions
that I needed to be answered.
First, who was they? And
second, didmy husbandmarryme
because I reminded him of his
mother?
Back at Kath's house, I im-
mediately logged onto her com-
puter and googled "men who
marry their mothers." I came up
with 4,620,000 hits onthe subject,
but no specific reference to who
"they" was. Lots of people seem
to have heard these wise words,
but no one could state their ori-
gins. I guess the answer lies some-
where between Freud and Dr. Phil.
Then I went to work on the
second question, What are the
similarities between my mother-
in-law andme? She's tall and slen-
der. I am short and fit. She has
short reddish blonde hair and al-
ways has. My hair is now long
and is currently a warm shade of
brown according to the Loreal
box. She would only consider
picking up herwalking pace if she
was late to a sale at Talbot's. I
didn't realize exactly how close
she lived to a Talbot's until I went
fora 15-mile run duringmyvisit.
She actually owns a wine rack that
keeps the bottles tilted at the per-
fect angle in order to keep the
corks from drying out. No wine
lasts that long in my house. She
loves sweets. I like salty. She has
her car washed once a week, I be-
lieve that's what rain is for. It was
very apparent to me that my
mother-in-law and I were two to-


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own office. Her desk was filled
with pictures of my husband and
my son. So is mine. There were
three separate calendars and not
one corresponded with the other.
Very familiar.
There were fancy pen and
pencil sets for decoration only.
Obviously, we both must know
there is nothing better to write
with than a yellow, number 2pen-
cil or a pen that has some
company's advertising printed on
the side,
There was a yellow pad filled
with daily to-do lists with only the
first two items checked off I just
love to awake the next morning to


lulmore a e an orgna ylllll
thought.
Finally, I asked my husband
if I reminded him of his mother.
He just laughed as he commented
on how his mom didn't like to
cook or how she bought stuff she
already had or how she decorated
the house for every holiday
orhow she started projects that
someday she would finish. He
had said enough,
I didn't need to hear more. I
realized then that whoever they
are, they were somewhat correct
in men marry their mothers. I'm
just very thankful and grateful
that I have a wonderful mother-
in-law. Untilnexttime.


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- BYTES AND BIT ByJoeStukey
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How To Convert Your Miata Into A Truck,And I Mean A Truck!


The other day I ventured out
to explore anew antique shop. You
wouldthink, by now, I wouldknow
enough not to drive the Mazda
Miata to shop It can barely hold
groceries. I went side the store
and of course, I found the neatest
mirror Actually it was a stand-
alone piece with three mirrors that
folded in. It was painted a dis-
tressed yellow and was intricately
carved and looked like something
from a fairy tale It was also about
sevenfeettall, andI hadtohave it
It had my name written on it
Then the realization hit me, I
am driving my Miata Whattodo?
I told the owner that I was going
home to think about it When I got
home, I found an old foam rubber
pad used for a cot I thought that
could fit across the back of the
Miata. Then I gathered some rope
because I knew I could mtertwine
it through the carved sections and
tie the mirror onto my seats and
the passenger door I put the top
down and sprang into action. I was
tickled. The Miata was going to be
a truck.
The antique owner looked a
bit skeptical as I returned to her


shop and revealed my plan, but she
was a trooper and fell right into step
with the operation Together we
hauled the mirror down the stairs
and out into the store parkig lot I
backed the Miata inandplacedthe
mat on the back by the seats. We
lifted the mirror onto the pad, and
it fit perfectly. Then we both went
to work on tying and securing the
ropes, packing Kleenex boxes in-
side each mirror to protect them.
By this time we were laughing
madly
After we finished, she looked
atme andasked, "How are yougo-
mg to unload this thing by your-
self?"
I said, "Ohthat's simple Iwill
slide the mat slowly down with the
mirror, andthenwalk themirror in-
side "
I did and it worked great! So,
you see, aMiata can be converted
to truck status with a little engi-
neering ingenuity


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XP?
A Yes, in the near future
they plan to stop selling it.
Microsoft had expected to take
Windows XP off the market at
the end of 2007. However, in a
recent announcement
Microsoft has said that sales
continue to be stronger than
expected The product is now
scheduled to be discontinued
at the end of June 2008 Their
announcement says that they
want to allow customers more
time to convertto the new Vista
software But, asthose who are
now using Vista have realized,
there are still incompatibilities
between Vista and many soft-
ware and hardware products
So, get it while you can.
Boxed copies of Windows XP
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MLS# 328414 $549,000
Lot 16 Calle Marbella
Sound Front
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MLS# 326210 $799,000
Lot 17 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community
MLS# 326254 $799,000
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Across from Sound
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MLS# 326212 $449,000
213 Panferio Dr.
80 ft of Sound Frontage.
MLS# 310666 $650,000
1301 Panferio Dr.
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MLS# 331987 $634,900
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Large Corner Lot
MLS# 295784 $495,000
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Real Estate For Rent

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Pensacola
Beach

RDAD A CEAFAAI CPECIAITIEC


J Fried Shrimp W Great Steaks
# Upstairs Beach View Dining
$ Living Reef Aquarium Bar
I Outdoor Gulfside beck


uknM I aryland "Croab
Alaskan Sno rab Soup Cakes
bungeness She P ing Crb


Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict,
Crab Omelets, Bottomless
Champagne & Bloody Marys,
Live Steel Band

(850) 932-0700
Open 7 days a week
www.crabswegotem.com


CRABS
we gotaem


King Crab & Sno%% Crab
All You Can Eat


Thursday
Sunday


& 25
Oysters
& \\ ings
Monday-Friday 4 to 6 PM


Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach


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