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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: October 6, 2010
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vial contained only his heart
medicine. He said he hadn't
known it had fallen out of his
pocket until 10 weeks later,
when a sheriff's deputy showed
up on his doorstep to clap him in
After a gym employee found
the bottle the day he dropped it,
the sheriff's office was called. A
deputy-administered field test of
a substance found in the vial
indicated that it could be
cocaine, according to the sher-
iff's report.
Based on the field test and a
surveillance video from the gym
Please see SPOONER, page A-3


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Lawyers appear to be preparing to
file claims against the Air Force on
behalf of property owners who may be
damaged by expected increases in jet
noise generated by Eglin Air Force Base.
Valparaiso's city attorney and a
Tallahassee law finn retained by the
municipality last week were given a
green light by the city commission to

The Air Force's preferred alternative
appears to put most of Valparaiso
under noise levels which the service
itself acknowledges are incompati-
ble with residential development.
Valparaiso City Attomney Doug
Wyckoff requested that he and the
Tallahassee law finn of Rose,
Sundstrom & Bentley be allowed to
represent private clients, that is indi-
vidualvralparaiso homeowners or

others, who may seek legal redress
from the federal government over
high levels of jet noise. The request
to represent private clients came at a
special meeting Sept. 28, not long
after city commissioners had voted
5-0 to retain Rose, Sundstrom for
possible litigation over the F-35

Please see NOISE, page A-2

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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
The Niceville Planning
Commission gave tentative
approval Monday to plan by
Ruckel Properties to develop a
1,087-acre tract between Forest
Road and the Eglin Reservation,
north of Rocky Bayou Drive.
The Ruckel tract, which could
eventually include up to 4,300
homes, as well as businesses, is
the largest privately owned unde-
veloped property in Okaloosa
County south of the Shoal River.
At Monday's public hearing,
the planning commission gave
preliminary approval to the plan,
thus clearing it for presentation to
the Niceville City Council at the
next regular city council meeting,
at 7 p.m., T'uesday, Oct. 12 at
Niceville City Hall.
The plan presented Monday
was a "concept plan," for
Ruckel's "Community Planned
Unit Development (CPUD)," and
cannobibe mul utlpoh itoa
more detailed final plan to be
presented later, if the council
approves the concept plan next
Construction will not begin
for at least three years, and com-
pletion of all the homes and busi-
nesses within the proposed com-
munity could take between 15
and 20 years, said Ruckel
Please see HOME, page A-4

also represent individual property
owners who may seek damages
from the Air Force.
Meantime, Valparaiso officials
are mulling the best way to
respond to Eglin's new draft
Supplemental Environmental
Impact Statement (SEIS) detailing
how 59 F-35 jet fighters which
will be stationed at Eglin may
affect surrounding communities.

Doug Wyckoff

Beacon photos by Del Lessard

Pumpkin brigade
Forming a relay line about 60 church youth mem-
bers, including Tevis Godfrey, right, made quick
work of moving some 29,000 pounds of pumpkins
Thursday in preparation for opening the Pumpkin
Patch, the group's annual fund-raiser and commumi-
ty project. The orange-color harvest fruits will be on
sale throughout October at the Pumpkin Patch on
John Sims Parkway, near Partin Drive, in front of the
Niceville United Mlethodist Church.

Wednesday, I 0 a.m.
The Friends of the
Niceville Library plan a
tea with guest speaker
and author Deborah
Brodie in the Niceville
Community Center next
door to the library.
Info: 729-4090.
Book signing will
follow the program.
Wednesday, I p.m.
--_ chief of
management, Okaloosa
County, will speak about
ou r area's response to the
2010 Gulf oil spill. H e'| |
be at Northwest Florida
State College's K-Gallery.
Saturday, IO a.m.-3 p.m.
Walton Outdoors and
the Walton County 4-H
Program p lan a free
Explore The Outdoors
Festival at Camp
Timpoochee 4-H Center.
kAcktiivities will include
ka ng
natural trail
YOLO boarding, archery,
wildlife presentations,
forest ecology, geo
caching and nature-
based games.
Info: Lori Ceier, 267-
2064 or 892-8172.
Saturday, I0 a.m.
The Genealogical
Soaiety of Okaloosa

at the
M seum
1 Westview Drive '
Valparaiso. .
The speaker w IIl be
Dale Cox, a native of
Two Egg, Fla., and a
writer and historian.
The society's meetings
are open to the public.
Info: Pat Pruett, 678-

Calendar, B-4

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Three weeks after it was dis-
closed that a 65-year-old
Freeport man had been arrested
on a discredited drug charge,
Okaloosa County Sheriff Ed
Spooner last week apologized to
The man, retiree George
Funti, spent three nights in jail
earlier this year despite the fact
that the evidence against him
had already been discredited by
the state's own law-enforcement
In a press conference called
to discuss the embarrassment,

Spooner Sept. 29 said it would
be weeks before he knows
whether any sheriff's personnel
would be disciplined because of
the foul-up.
"We made some errors,"
Spooner said. "We didn't do
some things we should have," he
added, promising a "full" inter-
nal investigation,
According to a sheriff's
office report, Funti was working
out in a Bluewater Bay gym
Feb. 12 when he dropped a tiny
In a Sept. 8 Bay Beacon arti-
cle detailing the case for the first
time, Funti told a reporter the

Okaloosa County
Sheriff Ed Spooner
apologized Sept. 29
for the arrest of a man
falsely suspected of a
drug crime.

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso city commissioners
continue to mull a possible
takeover of the city's electric
power franchise from Gulf
Power, but progress has been
Culf Power officials declined
to meet with the city commis-
sioners on the issue last week.
No date has been set for any
future meeting.
In July city commissioners
adopted a negotiating position on

possible renewal of the city's
franchise with Gulf Power
Valparaiso's 30-year franchise
agreement with Gulf Power, the
city's current electric provider,
expires in August 2011.
For the past several years
Valparaiso City Commissioner
Tom Miller has pushed for the
city to take over the job of dis-
tributing electrical power to city
residents. Under his proposal, the
city would buy electricity from a
Please see SKIPS, page A-3

SLawyers eye jet-noise claims

Spooner apologizes in arrest foul-up

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Seeking honors

at iviaet Festival
Larena Stokes, 24, of Fort Walton Beach, was
among 17 auditioning Saturday at the
Niceville Community Center for one of four
finalist spots in the 2010 Boggy Bayou Mlullet
Singing Showdown, to be held at the festival
Oct. 15. The four finalists-Curtis Clark,
Jennifer Johnson, Chris Cadenhead, and
Carolyn Weaver--will compete with one song
each in front of the audience and a panel of
judges on stage at the Mlullet Festival Friday,
Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. The winner will get $500
and will perform one song after the Tip Tops
at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and another song at
10 p.m. after Jerrod Niemann.
Beacon photo by Norman Wolf

Page A-2

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

From page A-1

The Tallahassee law fimn twice
sued the Air Force in federal count
on behalf of Valparaiso, in 2008
and 2009. The first suit was over a
Freedom of Information Act
request. The second was over an
Air Force decision in February
2009 to station 59 F-35s at Eglin,
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with the federal requirements that
the military service consider addi-
tional altematives. Both lawsuits
were settled out of court.
Wyckoff told commissioners
he did not see any conflict of inter-
est if he and the other attorneys
were to represent the city and indi-
viduals at the same time, although
presumably with different
Mayor Bruce Amold told the
Beacon that individual citizens,

not the city, would be more
aggrieved by the high levels of
noise projected over the city as
depicted in the SEIS. In other
communities close to other overly
noisy military runways, individual
homeowners have had to resont to
class action lawsuits to get the fed-
eral government to pay for loss of
propenty values, he said.
The Air Force has given no
indication whether money would
be available for soundproofing

buildings, buying properties, or
compensating owners. Hundreds
of properties in Valparaiso and in
northwest Niceville are expected
to experience greater jet noise
when the F-35s begin training
flights in earnest in the next few
years. The first warplane of the
new training wing is expected to
arrive at Eglin late this year or
early next year.
Amold asked Eglin officials to
provide more detailed noise pro-
file maps so that city officials
could more accurately evaluate
the potential impact of jet noise on
the city. Municipal officials are
trying to formulate a response to
the draft SEIS during the 45-day
colmnent period that ends Nov. 8.
The plan was released Sept. 24.
Eglin will also hold three pub-
lic meetings next week to get
community inputs on the draft
While commissioners voted to
retain the Tallahassee law frm
that previously sued the Air Force,
it's not clear whether the new
enviromnental study would gener-
ate another municipal lawsuit to
halt or delay deployment of the F-
35s to Eglin.
It won't pay to challenge the
validity of the SEIS study, Amold
told commissioners at special
meetings Sept. 28 and Oct. 4.
Although several engineers who
are also city residents questioned
some of the methodology and sev-
eral of the numbers--including
cost estimates--in the SEIS, the

sheer volume, over 4,000 printed
pages, precludes the city from
refuting the SEIS, commissioners
Commissioner Neal Shermer
suggested the city hire a group
such as the Haas Business Center
at UWF to
estimate the
impact and /'
cost to the
local area if
jet noise
causes the
loss of a
number of
in Valparaiso
a n d Bruce Arnold
Niceville. Such estimates could
highlight the true cost of Eglin
alternatives, he said.
Amold suggested that the city
focus on which F-35 alternative
would be least harmful to the city
and advocate that preference
before the Air Force. All of
Alternative 2 scenarios, which
involve increased F-35 operations
at Duke Field, are better than all
the noisier Altemnative 1 options
which base more flying opera-
tions at Eglin's main Base, the
mayor said. He told colmnission-
ers Monday that he would prepare
a straw man statement to present
at the Oct. 12 public hearing in
Valparaiso stating the city prefers
Alternative 2A that increases
operations at Duke Field. Eglin
officials are expected to provide
larger noise maps of the city this

week, he said, leaving open the
possibility that commissioners
could hold another special meet-
Wyckoff reminded commis-
sioners Monday that only those
who state issues or concerns about
the SEIS at either the three public
hearings next week, or in writing
prior to Nov. 8, will have standing
in challenging subsequent Air
Force decisions on the F-35 bed-
down at Eglin.
Surprising, perhaps, the SEIS
concluded that building a new
runway to the west of Eglin Main
wouldn't change the noise over
Valparaiso that much, several
commissioners and residents
pointed out. The alternative run-
way was one of the options sug-
gested previously by Valparaiso.
Valparaiso resident Claude
Connell said that the SEIS "makes
our tax dollars previously spent
(on lawsuits) useless."
"We're a long way from deter-
mining whether to pursue" anoth-
er lawsuit, Arnold told the
Beacon. "I don't think we have
any basis" for a lawsuit, he said, at
least until after the Air Force
makes a second Record of
Decision on the F-35 and how it
will be operated at Eglin. That
Record of Decision is expected by
early spring, perhaps April, Eglin
officials said.
Perhaps the Air Force will
respond to any concerns the city
or its residents present during the
colmnent period, the mayor said.


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Page A-3

From page A-1
showing Funti dropping the vial,
the State Attorney's offce
obtained a judge's signature on a
March 2 warrant for his arrest on a
drug charge.
Meantime, the substance in
Funti's vial was sent to a Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement's laboratory, where it
was analyzed March 8 and 9. Lab
technicians concluded that the
substance wasn't anything illegal.
On March 19 the Okaloosa
County Sheritf's Onfce received a
copy of the FDLE report clearing
Funti. But no one, apparently,
asked the State Attomney to quash
the arrest warrant.
Then, six weeks after the war-
rant was issued, and a month after
the sheriff's onfce was told that
there was no evidence against
Funti, he was arrested at home
April 20. He was jailed three
nights before being released on
Finally, on May 21, the State
Attorney dropped the charge.
At last week's press confer-
ence, Sheriff Spooner released a
letter of :plle*,.-' he sent letter to
Funti Sept. 27: "On behalf of the
Okaloosa County Sheritf's Onfce,

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From page A-1
wholesale producer such as Gulf
Power or Chelco, and then resell it
locally over lines it would acquire
from Gulf Power after its fran-
chise eprs
The city paid more than
$25,000 for a 2006 study by attor-
ney Gray Robinson that conclud-
ed Valparaiso residents could save
30 percent on electric bills by tak-
ing over the franchise.
Miller, who is in charge of the
city's cable communications sys-
tem, has been fighting Gulf Power
since the company increased its
"pole attachment" fee by $33 a
year. The fee is what the power
company charges for allowing the

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part of the problem," she said, "we
didn't know."
It wasn't clear why higher-ups
in the sheriff's onfce didn't know
about the error even after the
charge was dismissed.
In his letter ofl" ::ps ''a.\ to Funti,
Spooner said he was not aware of
the situation until about three
weeks ago, "when my offce
received a public records request
for infonnation about your arrest.
At that time, l instructed Inspector
Ron Gay, who heads our profes-
sional standards department, to
investigate and report back to me.
He did so on September 20, and
what I learned from him has
caused me to request further inves-
tig ation."
Last week Spooner said the
internal investigation could last
another three to eight weeks.
Until the internal investigation
is completed, Spooner said, he
could not say whether anyone
would be disciplined.
Spooner, who was appointed
sheriff by Gov. Charlie Crist last
year after former Okaloosa
County Sheriff Charlie Morris
was arrested on federal corruption
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George Funti with a vial of his heart medicine. A sheriff's test of a
similar vial that fell out of his pocket earlier this year falsely brand-
ed its contents as cocaine, a finding disproved by a later, more reli-
able test in a state lab. Before the matter was sorted out and the
charge dropped, Funti had spent three nights in jail.

I sincerely apologize to you for the
errors that led to your arrest on
April 22. Obviously, an ::ps 'ls at.
cannot make up for the time you
spent in custody."
On Monday Funti responded to
Spooner's ups als ey through his
lawyer, David Swanick.
"We appreciate that the sheriff
did not make excuses for what
happened to Mr. Funti and accept-
ed full responsibility for the
department's multiple errors,"
Swanick said. "We are also
pleased with the sheriff's pledge
that steps are being taken so that
what happened to Mr. Funti does-
n't happen to someone else."
Swanick continued:

"Unfortunately these things don't
erase the living hell Mr. Funti was
put through when he was arrested
in front of his family and forced to
spend three sleepless nights
locked up in jail."
The lawyer said he was
attempting to negotiate a settle-
ment with the sheriff's onfce lia-
bility insurer, but that he was pre-
pared to file suit if the talks failed.
Sheriff's spokeswoman
Michele Nicholson said that the
sheriff's onfce began a formal
investigation of Funti's case Aug.
23 after being contacted by a
Beacon reporter about the case.
"We weren't aware" until the
reporter began asking questions,

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The legality of the higher pole
attachment fee is the subject of a
separate federal lawsuit that nei-
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directly involved in. City offcials
say the legal case is in the city's
favor based on an appeals court
decision, but that the power com-
p nes are challenging te 1 ci

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Properties spokesman Jeff
McInnis during Monday's hear-
According to McInnis and
plans filed by the developer, the
tract in the northeast part of the
city would include about 200 acres
of conservation areas, including a
protected area for the Okaloosa
darter, a tiny fish on the federal
endangered-species list. Some
such fish live in Turkey Hen
Creek, which flows through the
center of the property.
Conservation areas would include
atleas 25 feet ither ide of the
creek, as well as park and recre-
ation areas and buffers along the

edge of the property to separate it
from nearby neighborhoods.
The company, which also has
developed such communities as
Rocky Bayou and Swift Creek,
intends to develop the land as a
"master planned community,"
according to plans the developer
filed with the city. That would
include a Neighborhood
Commercial Component, said
McInnis and fellow Ruckel
spokesman Allen Tucker. The
commercial area would contain
such businesses as medical and
dental offices, gas stations, restau-
rants and convenience stores.
Non-residential area will measure
roughly 217 acres, or about 20
percent of the total. The tract
would be linked to a controlled-
access highway now under con-

struction by the Mid-Bay Bridge
Authority. The highway will link
the bridge with Highway 85 just
north of Niceville.
Residential lots are expected to
measure between 3,000 and 5,000
square feet. Ruckel Properties
expects to construct up to 4,348
homes. Construction of homes is
expected to begin in 2014, accord-
ing to City Planner Wanda
Cnrttenden said the company
intends to keep the airstrip and
hangars that are now at Ruckel
Airport, although they would be
zoned for homes. During
Monday's hearing, however,
Tucker said that although there are
no current plans to do away with
the airport, that possibility cannot
be ruled out, depending on how

Ruckel Properties plans to build more than 4,000 homes on a 1,087-acre tract it owns in northeast

there myself," Riley said, when
she was nearly struck by a speed-
ing car as she walked along
Bayshore, which lacks sidewalks
in some places.
Neighbors also complained
that the city has yet to clear silt
and debris from Shirk's Bayou
which now partially blocks boat
access between the Shirk's and
Boggy bayous. They said new
construction along Shirk's bayou
may worsen the silting and debris
Planning commission
Chairman Tony Namlick encour-
aged the neighbors to attend the
Oct. 12 city commission meeting,
to voice their concerns and ask
commissioners to address the traf-
fic and debris problems.
Decisions by the planning
commission are advisory only.
Final decisions must be made by
the Niceville City Council.

compatible the airport proves to be
with the new neighborhoods to be
built around it.
During the hearing, several
potential neighbors of the pro-
posed development, most of
whom live in the Huntington
neighborhood along Rocky Bayou
Drive, asked questions and made
comments about their concerns.
Such concerns include the new
development's likely effect on
local traffic, the size and location
of buffer zones near their neigh-
borhood, and the actual number of
homes and businesses to be built.
In other business at Monday's
planning commission meeting,
Valparaiso Realty asked the plan-
ning commission to approve
rezoning an undeveloped area
west of Shirks Bayou and south of
Bayshore Drive from A-R,
Agriculture Restricted, to R-1A,
single-family. According to a

company spokesperson,
Valparaiso Realty plans to con-
struct a small, upscale neighbor-
hood in the area, which will
include buffers along Bayshore
Drive. The company hopes to
develop a portion of the property
next year.
With member Judy Byrne
Riley abstaining, the planning
commission approved forwarding
the request to the city commis-
sion, but first heard from several
neighbors in the Shirks Bayou
area who said they are concerned
that any new development there
will add to traffic problems along
Bayshore Drive in Niceville,
where they said some accidents
have already occurred. Riley, sis-
ter of Valparaiso Realty s
President Pat Byrne, and daughter
of its chairman, Ramconde
Williams, said she shares such
concerns. "I was almost killed


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petition in Opp, Ala., the same day.

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Name: Shaine O'Dey Mlorgan
Wanted for: burglary, dealing in
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Age: 31
Date of birth: 11-20-78
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown

Name: Amanda Lynn Walden
Wanted for: larceny and fraud.
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Weight: 134 pounds
Age: 31
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Farida T. Asakeeva, 34, of
406 James Ave., Valparaiso, was
arrested by Valparaiso police for
DUI on Andrew Drive at James
Avenue, Sept. 26 at 1:58 a.m.
A Niceville resident from the
300 block of Goldenrod Court
reported that unknown persons)
stole a GPS system and a satel-
lite radio and antenna from his
unlocked pickup truck while it
was parked in the driveway
Sept. 12-13.
A Niceville resident reported
that someone stole a purse from
the front passenger seat of her
vehicle while she was parked at

a swimming area behind Bayou
Plaza Sept. 11. The purse con-
tained a credit card, $50 gift card,
about $4 cash, a Social Security
card and other IDs.
A second woman from
Valparaiso also reported theft of a
purse from her vehicle by two
juveniles on the same date and
location. A witness described the
boys as 14 or 15 years old, neither
wearing shirts. The victim repot-
ed the purse contained three cred-
it cards, a Social Security card, a
$200 bracelet and about $10 cash.
* *
A Valparaiso coin dealer, 98 S.
John Sims Parkway, reported that
unknown persons) stole two old
coins, valued together at $5,800,
sometime Sept. 25-27.

business, 339 W. John Sims
Parkway, sometime overnight
Sept. 9-10. The victim found a
side door open and the register
missing when the business
opened. The cash register con-
tained over $500 cash and several
** *
A Niceville resident from the
300 block of Reeves Street repont-
ed that sometime Sept. 8-9 some-
one stole a $100 mountain bike
from the front yard.
** *
A Niceville resident in the
process of moving from a resi-
dence in the 100 block of 4th
Street reported that sometime
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A Valparaiso resident from the
400 block of Johnson Street
reported that unknown persons)
entered the apartment sometime
Sept. 9 while the victim was at
work and moved several items but
apparently stole nothing. A neigh-
bor found the door open and it
appeared it had been pried, caus-
ing about $20 damage.
* *
A Valparaiso resident from the
200 block of Chicago Avenue
reported that someone stole a bot-
tle with approximately $200
wonth of prescription medications
from his night stand Sept. 6.
* *
Unknown persons) stole a
cash register from a Niceville

Beach, was arrested by Niceville
police Sept. 15 on a petit theft
Justin Ethan Michael
McGlaun, 19, of 507-A 23rd St.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Sept. 20 on the
charge of possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana.
. ,
Patrick Angus Morrison, a
restaurant server, 26, of 503-B
Johnson St., Valparaiso, was
arrested by Valparaiso police
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and possession of a controlled
substance, prescription muscle
relaxer and Adderall XR.

Sean William Haynes, 22, of
616 Ginko Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 10 on a violation of proba-
tion charge on the original
charges of burglary and grand
* *
Alfonso Avalos, 31, of 308
McEwen Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Sept. 14 on a misdemeanor pro-
bation violation charge.
* *
Christopher Mark Outlaw,
26, of 111 Cadillac Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Sept. 13 on a
felony charge of violation of
probation on the original charge
of possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana. Subsequent
to being served the warrant
Outlaw was also charged with
resisting law enforcement offi-
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arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept.
23 on an out-of-county warrant on
a misdemeanor offense.

Franklin E. Baker, 35, of 304
Reeves St., Lot F-8, Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Sept.
23 on the charge of simple assault'
three counts, that allegedly
occurred Aug. 28.

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mechanic, 40, of 400 Greenwood
Way, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Sept. 17 on a
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Niceville public library.
* *
Melissa Ann Przybylski, a stu-
dent, 19, of 482 Olde Post Road,
Niceville, and Marissa Bethany
Boyd, a student, 19, of 600
Kathleen Court, Niceville, were
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i Ivre Department R~iports

T ll Fire D r~t~nit responded Igeolowing calls from September
2r October 3: T
1 S uti--k 5 Emergency M~ical Calls \
o ve crasnas8anrs~Cah --
O Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash E-11.. .51 -
1 Illegal Burnm 2 Oher dEmergec -

Location Situation Date Time
Christy Drive ...................................Medical.........................9/27/1 0.................16:44
Sweetwater Run.............................Medical .........................9/27/1 0...............21:.18
Canal Drive.....................................eia.........................9/27/1 0...............21 :37
S. Cedar Avenue............................Medca.........................9/27/10 .................22:52
E. John Sims Pkwy .......................Medical .........................9/28/10 .................11 :54
Gankg A enue ................Meia .............92/ ........15
Courlington Court............................Medical .........................9/29/10O.................118:41
College Blvd. ..................................Cancele ......................9/29/10 O.................14:27
N. Cedar/Alpine PI..........................Vehicle Crash...............9/29/10 .................15:52
Valparaiso Blvd...............................Alarm Aciain.........._9/29/10 .................18:34
Rattan Palm Drive..........................Medical .........................9/30/10 .................11 :03
Royal Palm Drive ...........................Medical .........................1 0/01/10 ...............14:33
N. Partin Drive ................................Medical .........................1 0/02/10 ...............12:59
N. Partin Drive ................................Medical .........................1 0/02/10 ...............11 :29
Linden Avenue................................Media.........................10/02/10 ...............20:01
Union Avenue .................................Structur Fire ...............10/03/10 ..............06:46
E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical .........................1 0/03/10.............__12:04
Regatta Drive.... .................Medca.........................10/03/10 ...............12:18
Rocky Bayou Bridge ... ....I........llegal Burning ..............10/03/10 ...............1 7:45
Weekly Safety Tip: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Never leave
cooking unattended. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan to
smother the flames and turn off the burner. Web Page:
http://www.cityofn iceville.org/fire. html.

The North Bay Fire Departmentresop hed toath following calls September 27
through October 4.

C M Road ...................................EM feuding vehicle....... /2 /10.......0 :4
Highway 20 East...............................Dispatce canceled..........9/27/10.......10:54
Commercial Drive .............................Alarm system......................9/27/10......1:1
Meadowbrook Court.........................False alarm or call ..............9/27/10.......16:09
M rhnsw a .................Medi al ams nEMI ....../ 81....91
Merchants Way.................................Medica assist EMS............9/28/10.......18:04
tieStr et M a.................. ass t E S.....9/81 ...235
SIngrid n Cout ...................................Medical assist EMS............9/29/10.......07 :08
North White Point Road ...................EMS excluding vehicle.......9/29/10.......10:30
Alpine Place & Cedar Avenue .........Dispatched cancelled .........9/29/10 .......15:58

White Point Road..............................Medical assist EMS............10/1/10.......02:02
North White Point Road ...................Medical assist EMS............10/1/10.......11 :23
Quarter mile west of County Road..No incident..........................1 0/1/10.......19:03
Highway 20 .......................................Disace canceled..........10/2/10.......10:37
Highway 20 & Wright Circle ............Motor vehicle accident.......1 0/2/10.......11:01
Wr'dhtu ir l.................. M cudng vh ce...l/21.... 8
Whites Point Road..............................EMS excluding vehicle.......10/2/10.......22:316
Sandestin Boulevard ........................Building fire .........................1 0/3/10.......00:43
Union Avenue ...................................Dispatce canceled..........10/3/10.......06:48
Bay Drive........................................eia assist EMS............10/3/10.......14:55
Troon Drive West..............................EMS excluding vehicle.......10/3/10.......15:37
tok q aB o Bridge ............Brush fire. .... ..........03
North White Point Road ...................EMS excluding vehicle.......10/4/10.......05:16
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.

Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of September:
Location Situation Date Time
North John Sims Pkwy.............Breathing problem .....................9/1/10 ..........00:54
Madison Avenue .......................Mutual Aid/Structure Fire...........9/7/10..........01:25
Edge Avenue.............................Sick Call.....................................9//0 ..........10:55
Seminole Avenue......................Fire Alarm...................................971 ..........11:36
Washington Avenue..................Fire Alarm ...................................9/9/1 0 ..........05:32
Chicago Avenue........................Sick Call.....................................9//0 ..........09:15
Hidden Cove Drive ... ...Fal.........Fa ........................................9//0 ..........09:17
Government Avenue.................Fire Alarm...................................9/1 ..........09:52
Government Avenue.................Fire Alarm...................................9/1 ..........10:31
Edge Avenue.............................Fall............................................9/01 ........01 :08
Edge Avenue.............................Sick Call.....................................9/01 ........04:51
Chicago Avenue........................Assault.....................9/21 ........23:23
Hi'hway v5 Sadh ..........M tor Vehi13eA ci nt ......./ 5/1 .....6
Edge Avenue.............................Bac Pain ...................................9/16/1 ........11:16
Nordberg Avenue......................Chest Pain..................................9/171 ........22:30
Judith Avenue............................Fall ...........................................9/51 ........06:19
Government Avenue.................Motor Vehicle Accident..............9/26/10 ........19:49
Glenview Avenue ......................Fire Alarm ...................................9/28/1 ........02:28
Tennessee Avenue ...................Fall............................................9/81 ........04:44
Government Avenue.................Vehicle Fire.................................9/281 ........17:42
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reported Sept. 17 that on Sept. 4
unknown persons) stole a wallet
and .38 caliber pistol from the
glove compartment of his car.
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SUV and stole her purse off the
rear floorboard while the victim
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The purse contained a digital
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A Niceville resident from the
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The stolen purse contained $450
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25 unknown persons) stole a
$300 video game system from the
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A Niceville bank, 4500 E.
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17 a woman driving a white sedan
with no license tag attached tried
to cash a $2,250 check at the
drive-through lane using the dri-
ver's license of a Hollywood, Fla.,
woman who had reported her
purse, driver's license and credit
cards had been stolen.
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questions of the woman at which
time the woman refused to answer
and drove off, leaving the check,
license and credit card at the bank.

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Sept. 8-9 unknown persons)
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age shed and stole a toolbox and
about $2,000 worth of tools.
, ,
A Niceville resident from the
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ed Sept. 9 that his trash can had
been stolen.

Two boys, ages 15 and 17'
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tionirn unit from the windo wud
entee a resi ece in t 10
block of Royal Palm Drive Sept. 9
while the residents were out. Both
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run out the front door but were
apprehended by police. After
being notified of the break-in the
owner refused to press charges.
Both boys were subsequently
released to their parents and given
trespass warnings for that address.

A Niceville resident from the
100 block of Red Maple Way
reported thathunknown persons)
burglarized his unlocked pickup
truck sometime Sept. 8-9 and
stole about $15 cash and a wallet
containing three credit cards, a
Social Security card, driver's
license and lifetime hunting and
fishing licenses valued at over
A Mary Esther resident report-
ed that unknown persons) stole a
$400 iPod from her vehicle while
it was parked at a Niceville busi-
ness in the 800 block of West John
Sims Parkway Sept. 15.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
300 block of St. Andrews Drive
reported that sometime Sept. 12-
13 unknown persons) stole a
GPS device from her vehicle.
A Niceville resident from the
1400 block of Date Palm Circle
reported Sept. 15 that someone
had stolen and pawned several
items including a camera, wood-
working tools, and a camcorder.
The victim stated that someone
also stole a credit card and had
charged over $700 worth of items
on the card.

A Niceville resident moving
from a residence in the 400 block
of North Cedar Avenue reported
Sept. 15 that someone had stolen a
kitchen table and shelf from the
back yard.
** *
A DeFuniak Springs resident
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--Valparaiso's city-owned
cable communications system
would no longer be required to
pay a pole attachment fee to
Gulf Power.
Scott said that so far Gulf
Power has only responded with
a "generic" franchise agree-
ment. The company has not

responded to the city's request
to give a purchase price for its
plant and property inside city
limits. Presumably, Valparaiso
would have to borrow the
money to purchase Gulf Power's
transmission facilities, accord-
ing to Scott.
Gulf Power spokeswoman

Sandy Sims told the Beacon that
the company is negotiating in
good faith with Valparaiso,
through the city's administrator.
She said Gulf Power considers
the pole attachment issues to be
an issue under the FCC and out-
side the purview of any fran-
chise agreement. She said the

company declined to attend a
Sept. 28 meeting with
Valparaiso commissioners
because it believed the pole
attachment fee was the main
subject of the meeting.
Sims said Gulf Power is
working with its attorneys on
how to provide the city a cost-

to-purchase figure. Estimating
the cost and separating which
parts of the electrical system the
city would have to purchase, is
an expensive endeavor in itself,
she said, and company officials
must decide whether or how the
city should be billed for the cost
study itself.

From page A-3
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--Valparaiso has asked that
Gulf Power state how much it
would charge to sell its electric
plant and other property inside
the city limits to the city.

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of Niceville, and a student at
Rocky Bayou Christian School,
recently earned his second-
degree black belt from Master
Darren Plamer's ATA Black
Belt Academy. Kammrin was
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hand and kicking techniques
and complete a grueling fitness
test consisting of pushups
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Rocky Bayou Christian
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A Mlomix dancer adopts a pre-
historic theme with a skeletal
of the world and the passing of
a day.
The exotic, sensual and
mystifying realm of nature is
re-imagined to an eclectic score
ranging from birdsongs to
Vivaldi. Flowers bloom, go to
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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
One of the stars of Niceville
High School football doesn't
wear pads or a uniform. This
star wears a beak and feathers.
An eagle, to be exact.
Screech, the Niceville mas-
cot, is the alter ego of senior
Madi Mitchell and junior
Taylor Brown. Each works one
half of football games inside a
costume that is hot, often con-
tain the rm" of thns aoa e previ-
ous wearer and takes 10 to 15
minutes to squeeze into.
Part of that time is spent
donning a water pack, which
connects to the wearer by a
straw to stave off dehydration.
But it's worth it to Madi and
"Mascots can be cool,"
Madi said. "It doesn't have to
be embarrassing."
Taylor first caught the
inside-eagle fever during the
third quarter of a football
"When the drum line came
out and everyone was dancing
and Rachel was dancing with
everyone watching, I thought, 'I
want to do that,'" he said.
But getting in touch with
your inner bird isn't all dancing
and adulation.


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From filming eye-popping
commercials for clients such as
Target and Hanes to performing
for sold-out houses across the
globe, MOMIX has made its
mark with a spectacular blend
of athletic dance, riveting
music, outrageous costu es,
illusion, and pure talent, creat-
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experiences that have been
called "the IMAX version of
dance theater."
In what the New York Times
dubbed "an event not to be
missed," MOMIX will brine
the national tour of its new st
extravaganza, "Botanica," for a
special matinee showing at 2
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center at
Norwest Florida State College
in Niceville. Tickets are on sale
now for $45 each with a $5 per
ticket discount for groups of 10

Korewn internationally for
presenting works of exceptional
inventiveness and physical
beauty, the MOMIX company
of dancer-illusionists is under
the artistic direction of Moses
Pendleton. His latest creation
for MOMIX follows the
rhythms of the New England
seasons, but also the evolution

Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
Junior Taylor Brown helps senior Mladi Mlitchell into
"Screech's" head. They share the duties as Niceville High

School mascot.
"Everyone says, 'That's so
cool,' but you get in, it's like an
oven," Taylor said.
Madi usually takes the first
shift in football games, but,
Taylor said, "We switch out,
depending on what we want to
do. We need to breathe."
Madi's favorite part of her
life as Screech is the kids,
although they can be trouble-
some as well.
"Kids love it," she said.
"They think we can't feel it
when they punch the head, but
we feel it."
Taylor, needless to say,
prefers "the drum line--getting

people to dance."
"That's so fun," Madi said,
"but it's the most exhausting
In addition to bopping to the
music, Taylor said he concen-
trates on getting his fellow stu-
dents into the mood.
"Your job is to get people
involved," Madi said. "I like to
make people laugh."
Taylor said he likes to get
behind the referee and pose for
laughs, while Madi enjoys
"sneaking around people."
Both hope their time inside
a hot, often funky smelling cos-
tume will look good on their
applications to college. Madi
hp t to yh Uiverst olf
love being around sports," she
Taylor, who also plays the
outfield on Niceville's baseball
team, is considering Central
Florida University, hoping to
major in marine biology.
When tryouts for Screech
were held this year, only three
people showed up, Madi said.
"A lot of people want to do
it," Taylor added, "but they're
afraid of what people will
Screech doesn't hang up his
beak at the end of the football
season. He goes to other sport-
ing events and "anything where
we can support the school,
Madi said.
The message Madi and
Taylor want to get across?
nMascots can be cool,"
Madi said. "It doesn't have to
be embarrassing."

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Air Force Reserve Airman
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From page B-1
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their simplicity, partly in their
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dazzles with indefmnable grace,
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"Their audience floats out on a
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Two Lewis eighth graders, Austin Nipper and Jessica Chavis, and teacher Dr. Bonnie Smith
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Navy Hospitalman Kyle A.
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Valparaiso,r ree ntly g auaed
During the course at the
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crew members.
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Justin is an account manager
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grade teacher at Mary Lin
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They plan a May 2011 wed-
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rises from her roots.

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field. With the field wide
open, the Pace offense was
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The week ahead
Wednesday, Oct. 6
--Ruckel@Pryor, cross country, 3
--Lewis vs. Destin, cross country, 4
--Ruckel@Bruner, volleyball, 3:30
--Destin vs. Lewis, volleyball, 4
Thursday, Oct. 7
--Ruckel@Pryor, football, 6:30
--Lewis vs. Bruner, football, 6:30
-NHS@Choctaw, JV football, 4
--NHS-Washington, cross country,
-RBCS vs. Bethlehem, volleyball, 5/6
-NHS vs. FWB, ladies golf, 3
-NHS vs. Washington, volleyball,
Friday, Oct. 8
NHS@eMosley, football 7
Friday-Saturday, Oct 8-9
NHS@Varsity Tourney, Chiles, cross
country, TBD
Saturday, Oct. 9
RBCS vs. ASD, football (homecoming),

2Tuesday, Oct. 12
--Ruckel vs. Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4
-NHS vs. Crestview, cross country
(senior night), 4:30
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By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspond'ent
On Friday the Niceville
Eagles football team had its
first taste of defeat this season,
in a 31-17 loss at home against
Pace High School.
The Eagles knew the
Patriots would be a tough
opponent, and they certainly
were. The Eagles, who've
proven to be a team that
demonstrates composure and
discipline, weren't quite able
to get an edge on their adver-
During their first drive, the
Patriots gave a good represen-
tation of their arsenal of offen-
sive skill. A versatile mix of
running and passing steadily
moved them down the field.
The Niceville defense seemed
to work best when the pressure
was on, and put the Patriots in
a fourth down and five sce-
nario inside the 10 yard line.
The Patriots kicked a field
goal with 6:39 left in the quar-
ter, and put the first three
points on the scoreboard.
The Eagles opened their
offense with a passing game,

which they used more against
Pace than their previous oppo-
nents. quarterback Kyle
McDorman was able to con-
nect with Terrell Nichols and
Brandon Burke.
But the gains weren't quite
enough, and on fourth and
five, Hayden Meyer punted.
The ball went deep and the
Patriot receiver fumbled.
McDorman quickly recovered
the ball.
As they always seem to do,
the special teams gave the
Eagles a golden opportunity.
They took possession on the
Patriot 36, and after two
incomplete passes, Marquis
Pratt ran 12 yards for a critical
first down. On fourth and 15
from the 29-yard line, Andrew
Mitchell kicked a field goal to
tie the game with two minutes
left in the quarter.
The Patriots answered with
a touchdown-scoring, three-
minute drive. The defense
made some great plays that
created a few yardage losses,
but the offense had the upper
hand and edged ahead 9-3.
The Niceville defense did-

The Patriots worked their
way down the field, and on
fourth and goal from the one
yard line, the Eagle defense
was able to hold them back.
It was an electrifying hold,
but didn't prove fruitful. After
a minute of rest, the Niceville
defense again took the field
and yielding to Pace a touch-
down and a two-point conver-
sion. The Eagles went into
halftime trailing 17-3
The third quarter gave the
special teams another time to
shine. On a fourth and six,
Meyer again punted, and after
a Patriot made contact, an
Eagle was able to recover it
for possession.
An impressive Niceville
drive with runs by Spencer
Pullen, a completion to Pratt,
and a touchdown completion
to Brandon Burke put the
Eagles back in the game, 17-
10. The competition heated up
and the Patriots quickly put 6
more on the board. The
Eagles answered back, and a
completion from McDorman
to Nichols resulted in an 83-
yard touchdown that narrowed

the gap 23-17.
The fourth quarter, which
the Niceville cheerleaders pro-
claimed as the "Eagle" quar-
ter, could have been just that.
The drives got shorter for both
teams. The home defense
stood their ground and put the
ball in Eagle hands with 5:32
left in the game.
Although unable to score
on the drive, hope remained
alive after a near-perfect punt
by Meyer that landed the ball
on the five yard line. The
Patriots quickly crushed that
hope with a 95-yard touch-
down run on their first play of
the possession.
"When you play a really
good football team, the margin
for error is small," Coach John
Hicks said of the loss. He
continued, "We had really
good effort, but were either
making a mistake or not quite
making a play."
Friday, the Eagles will try
to get back onto the winning
track as they travel to Lynn
Haven to take on Mosley High
School, their first district
matchup of the season.

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Novice Foil event was held for
fencers entering their first ever
com etitionls.s:

12 and Under Mixed Foil
Garron Ireton, Niceville, Gold

Ryan Murphey, Niceville, Silver
12 and Under Mixed Epee
Garron Ireton, Niceville, Gold
Ryan Murphrey, Niceville,
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Jessica Kepple, Niceville, Gold
Spencer Fitzwilliams, Ft. Walton
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Jessica Kepple, Niceville, Gold
Spencer Fitzwilliams, Ft. Walton

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before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Poster artists sought
The Greater Fort Walton Beach
Chamber of Commerce's Mardi
Gras Committee has announced its
annual poster contest for the 2011
"Mardi Gras on the Island.",
Winning artwork will be promi-
nently displayed in all event adver-
tising. The winner will receive
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and include the
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dream, and the love of her life.
Info: 729-4090. Book signing
will follow the program.
GOP women to meet
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa Federated will meet
Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Holiday
Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island.
Socializing will begin at 11:30
a.m. and lunch will be served at
noon. To accommodate working
women, and those who can only
stay for a limited time, there will
be a "Dine and Dash" table :
Dr. Ty Handy, president of
Northwest Florida State College,
will be the guest speaker.
In support of Fisher House,
which supports
military mem-
bers by provid-
ing housing for
their loved ones
during their care I 1k
and rehabilitation at the Eglin Air
Force Base hospital, luncheon
attendees are asked to bring paper
plates or napkins to help with
paper supplies for the facility
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Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or
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Friday, Oct. 1. Cost of the lunch is
$16 for members and $18 for V a p
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34 S.E. Miracle Strip Parkway,
Fort Walton Beach.
Info: Eppi Azzaretto at
Library's kids' programs
The Valparaiso Community
Library would like to invite all
preschool aged children for
Community Helpers Month
through Oct. 29. There will be a
related story and arts and crafts.
Info: 729-5406.
Oil spill program planned
Randy McDaniel, Chief of
Emergency Management'
Okaloosa County will speak about
our area's response to the 2010 oil
spill Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., at
Northwest Florida State College's
K-Gallery. He will offer informa-
tion specific to the catastrophe and
field questions related to general
emergency management in the
county as part of the Florida: Then
and Now series. Admission is free.
Tea with author
The Friends of the Niceville
Library plan a tea with guest
speaker and author Deborah
Brodie Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.
in the Niceville Community
Center next door to the library.
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naut earned seven 2007 Tony Award nomi-
nations and a slew of other accolades.
As on Broadway, Tony Award-winner
Jerry Mitchell ("Hairspray") is director and
choreographer for this touring production,.
the second event of the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center's Broadway Series. In "Legally
Blonde," don't miss sorority star Elle
Woods, an underestimated blonde who
doesn't take "no" for an answer. After her
boyfriend dumps her for someone "seri-
ous." Elle puts down the credit card, hits
the books, and sets out to go where no
Delta Nu has gone beforedIarvard Law
"The Color Purple" is only national
show of the college's Mattie Kelly Arts
Center's 2010-11 season to appear in two
perfiannances, both on Jan. 16, when
patrons can enjoy a choice of either a
Sunday matinee or an evening show.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning
novel by Alice Walker and the moving fim
by Steven Spielberg, "The Color Purple" is
a soul-stirring musical based on the unfor-
gettable and inspiring story of a woman
named Celie, who finds the strength to tri-
umph over adversity and discover her
unique voice in the world. Nominated for
eleven Tony awards, "The Color Purple" is
a landmark theatrical event, a celebration of
love, and a Broadway phenomenon! The
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A national touring production of the musical "The Color Purple" will be per-
formed twice on Jan. 16, the midpoint of the arts season at the Mlattie Kelly Arts
Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Numerous other productions
are scheduled, beginning Oct. 10 with the dance-illusionist troupe Mlomix.

Mattie Kelly Arts Center is scheduled to
feature national touring perfiannances in
October, January, and February.
In the tradition of the Cirque shows
which have appeared in prior seasons at the
center, Momix--an electrifying company
of dancer-illusionists, will conjure up the
exotic, sensual and mystifying realm of
nature with their national tour of
"Botanica" on Oct. 10 as the first event of
the college's Broadway Series.
Momix is renowned internationally for
presenting works of exceptional inventive-
ness and debuted "Botanica" in Italy to

sold-out houses. In this landmark produc-
tion, the Momix dancers, with a savvy mix
of flamboyant costumes, multimedia pro-
jections, puppetry and lighting will create a
hypnotic and often mythical landscape that
re-imagines the natural world, the rhythms
of the seasons and the passage of time.
A musical stage version of the hilarious
MGM film "Legally Blonde" is
Broadway's new smash hit musical and is
scheduled Jan. 5 at the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center as part of the production's first
national tour. After turning Broadway hot
pink, this feel-good song and dance jugger-

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Kelly Center shows

Include dance, Opera

and musical come ty
An impressive slate of Broadway, Artist
and Family Series shows is scheduled to
appear for the 2010-11 season at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida
State College in Niceville, including
national touring perfiannances of the hit
musical "Legally Blonde," "The Color
Purple," the Dance Theater of Harlem, a
European opera company perfiannance of
Puccini's masterpiece opera "Turandot."
The season, dubbed "New York in
Niceville" to highlight the national touring
companies currently scheduled to perfann,
is "one of the most impressive in our 13-
year history," according to Clitf Herron,
executive director of the college's fine and
perfianning arts center.
"Folkis will definitely want to mark their
calendars," said Herron. "All the 1,650
seats in the main theater at the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center are no more than 90 feet from
the stage, making every seat the best seat in
the house," said Herron of the $25 million
state-of-the-art perfiannance venue located
on the eastern edge of the college's
Niceville campus.
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show also features a joyous Grammy-nom-
inated score featuring jazz, gospel and
Teatro Lirico D' Europa, the stellar
European touring company which pediarms
worldwide, will present Puccini's operatic
masterpiece "Turandot" on Feb. 19 as part
of the company's 12th national tour of the
U.S. and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's
final show of the four-event Broadway
Series. Soloists appearing will come from
Opera Bolshoi, Prague State Opera, the
New York City Opera and the Metropolitan
Opera as well as other major opera compa-
The full-scale opera production's clever
sets, lavish costumes and world-class voic-
es beautifully evoke the royal palace pavil-
ion of the ancient "Forbidden City" in
Peking and the work's legendary Chinese
characters. Love triumphs as does this pro-
duction of "Turandot," which is a full-scale
opera complete with live orchestra and
On Jan. 27, the Artist Series at the
Northwest Florida State College Mattie
Kelly Arts Center comes to life with an
Elvis extravaganza, "All Shook Up." It's
"Footloose," "Grease" and "Happy Days"
all rolled into one zany story and more than
24 Elvis hits.
Mistaken identities, outlandish who-
loves-who mixups, crazy love triangles and
more make up this comedy that will have
audiences rocking to Elvis hits such as
"Jailhouse Rock," "Heartbreak Hotel,"
"That's All Right," and "Don't Be Cruel."
It's like an Elvis movie, but better accord-
ing to critics who have raved about the
national tour of this feel-good rock n roll
A leading dance institution of unparal-
leled global acclaim, the Dance Theatre of

The musical comedy "Legally Blonde"
will come to Niceville Jan. 5 during a
national tour, part of the Mlattie Kelly
Arts Center season.

Harlem presents an ensemble of 16 dancers
on Feb. 7 as the second event of the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center's Artist Series. This
"classically American" dance company has
an extraordinary four-decade legacy of cre-
ative expression and artistic excellence that
continues to set standards in the perfianning
A two-hour Celtic dance and music
extravaganza, Rhythm of the Dance
appears on March 11 as the final show of
the Mattie Kelly Arts Center 2010-11
national touring season. With a wealth of
Irish talent, Rhythm of the Dance is an
inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the
Irish Celts throughout history.
To be sent a season brochure or to pur-
chase tickets, contact the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center box office at (850) 729-6000.
Season packages are available by phone or
in-person only. Online, phone or in-person
tickets are available for individual shows.
See the center's website at www.mattiekell-
The Broadway Series package of four
events is $175 and a seven-show
Broadway/Artist combo package is $265, a
discount over single-ticket prices which
range from $25 to $50 per show. There is a
$5 per ticket discount for groups of 10 or
In addition to the Broadway and Artist
Series, the college will also host the nation-
al tour of a family show, "The Diary of
Anne Frank" on Nov. 11. The show will be
presented in daytime perfiannances for
school groups and an evening perfiannance
for the public. Relive the remarkable life of
Anne Frank and the courage of this young
Dutch Jewish girl, forced into hiding during
the Nazi occupation of her homeland, in
this production based on the famous diary
that has kept Anne's words and spirit alive
for generations.

Teatro Lirico D' Europa will perform
Puccini's opera "Turandot" Feb. 19 at
the Mlattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.

'Legally Blonde' set

for season's midpoint

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takes stage Oct 30
The 24th season of the Northwest
Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO),
will continue Oct. 30 a world-class guest
artist, Boston-based Maria Ferrante, for a
full concert version of the Puccini operat-
ic masterpiece "Madame Butterfly."
Ferrante will head a stellar cast per-
fonning this beloved opera in Italian with
English supentitles. "During my career in
New England, concert opera perfonnanc-
es of major operatic works wereaog
the most critically acclaimed adpplr
with audiences," said NFSO musical
director Jeffrey Rink.
"It was during this time that I worked
with Maria Ferrante and found her to be
one of the most engaging and moving
vocal artists I've ever heard," Rink said.
"The pathos Ferrante will bring to the role
of Butterfly is something patrons will not
want to miss."
Major underwriting for the production
of "Madame Butterfly" is provided by the
George and Alice Rich Charitable
Foundation, Alexander A. Bove Jr.,
trustee. Bove is a widely known trust and
estate attorney who authored a financial
column for the Boston Globe. Rink
enjoyed a long collaboration with Bove

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features Beethoven's majestic Piano
Concerto No. 3 with guest artist Anna
Bulkiina, 2009 Gold Medal winner of the
Wideman Piano Competition, as well as a
perfonnance of the rarely heard Mozart
motet "Misericordias Domini" and the
popular and sublime Faurd "Requiem"
with the Northwest Florida Symphony
Tickets for the concert are on sale by
web at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, by
phone at 729-6000, or in-person from the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Offiee at
100 College Boulevard in Niceville.
Tickets are $22.50 each for adults and
$16 each for youth age 18 and younger or
for active duty military with ID. Tickets
are also available at the door starting at 6
p.m. the night of the concert for the same
price as advance tickets. There is a four-
ticket limit for tickets purchased with the
active duty military discount.
In addition to serving as the orchestra's
music director and conductor, Rink serves
as the college's Mattie Kelly
Distinguished Endowed Teaching Chair in
Music and Conducting and has led
orchestra performances from Mexico City
to Tokyo. The NFSO is operated under
the auspices of Northwest Florida State
College relies on individual and corporate
gifts to support its educational endeavors
for youth and the year-round musical pro-
grams of the symphony.

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The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra's 24th season promises to be "simply
stunning," according to Jeffrey Rink, musical director. The next performance, a full
concert version of the Puccini opera "Mladame Butterfly," is scheduled for Oct. 30 at
the Mlattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.

for productions of operas in concert ver-
sion presented under Rink's baton in
Boston's Jordan Hall. "I am so pleased
that this particular gift will help sponsor
Puccini's masterpiece here in Northwest
Florida," said Rink.
The NFSO season, which began Sept.
25, also includes a "Baroque Christmas"
concert on Dec. 10 featuring the
Northwest Florida Symphony Chorus and
orchestra perfonning a marvelous array of
some of the finest seasonal music of the
18th century to ring in the holidays in

grand style.
The popular "Stars of Tomorrow" con-
cert on Feb. 25 features winners of the
prestigious regional Conceto
Competition and a perfonnance of the
playful classic by Russian composer
Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf," to
delight and inspire children and adults of
all ages. NFSO founding conductor emer-
itus, John Leatherwood, will serve as nar-
The season finale concert on April 30,
entitled "Prayer, Beauty and Strength",

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expertly crafted tour of an entire
decade that begins with "Your Song"
and winds us along on a musical time
machine, saluting two of the century's
most popular contemporary songwrit-
On Feb. 5, the audience will be
delighted with the Bee Gees Tribute
"Night Fever." Three highly talented
international vocalists harmoniously
join forces along with their multi-tal-
ented band to present Night Fever, a
celebration of a four-decade strong suc-
cess. The show's playlist has been
hailed as the definitive collection of
Bee Gees hits. Night Fever is also a
touching tribute to the two lost broth-
ers, Andy and Maurice. This two-hour
extraordinary music tour is an outstand-
ing opportunity for local audiences.
On March 19, ECCA will bring in
G.R.I.T.S: The Musical. (GRITS stands
for "Girls Raised in the South.") The
four-women cast spans age groups from
the 20s to their 50s. "It is as colorful as
a beach ball, as neat and adorable as a
ribbon bow, and as clean as newly-laid
table linens at a Church social," said
Perry Tannenbaum of the Creative
Loafing Magazine. A family show, this
production is something that everyone
can enjoy, with no obscene language or
questionable material.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for individual performances
will be available at the door and at
local outlets 30 days prior to the show.
Season tickets will be $110 (a saving of
$46 over door prices). To order season
tickets call (850) 362-9356. If you
would like a season brochure, call
(850) 837-1742 to get on the mailing
list. Individual tickets are available
three weeks prior to performance date.
The Emerald Coast Concert
Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization. Profits from shows are
used for educational outreach in
Okaloosa County.

The Bee Gees Tribute "Night Fever," to be presented at the Mlattie Kelly Arts Center,
Niceville, on Feb. 5, is one of six concerts to be presented in the 51st season of the
Emerald Coast Concert Association. The season will open Nov. 20 at the Fort Walton
Beach Civic Auditorium with a big band concert.

enjoy "Roman Street Musicians" before
they are snapped up by the national
The ECCA will hold the season's
final three performances at the spacious
Mattie Kelly Performing Arts Center in

Niceville beginning with the Jan. 24
performance of a musical journey
through the 70's, featuring the songs of
Billy Joel and Elton John, starring Jim
Witter in "The Piano Men." Recording
artist Jim Witter and his band lead an

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Concert a~ssocia~tion sets six shows

5 I st season to open

Nov. 20 with big band

The Emerald Coast Concert
Association will mark its 51st year with
six concerts throughout the 2010-11
ECCA presents a lineup of excep-
tional performances at affordable prices
to please even the most discerning of
music lovers.
The season will begin Nov. 20,
2010, and end March 19, 2011. The
ECCA will use two venues for the sea-
son--the Fort Walton Beach Civic
Auditorium for the first three perform-
ances and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center
at Northwest Florida State College for
the final three productions.
The season will open with an eclec-
tic Gordon Hurd Production titled
"Basie and Beyond" featuring music
from Count Basie to Duke Ellington.
The show is scheduled for Saturday,
Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Walton
Beach Civic Auditorium. A group of 19
young, versatile performers plus two
soloists from Tallahassee and Chicago
will bring the audience to the edge of
their seats and start feet tapping.
On Dec. 18, the ECCA will feature
the Joe Occhipinti Band with its varied
jazz program, bringing an early
Christmas treat to the Emerald Coast.
This again will be held at the Fort
Walton Beach Civic Auditorium at 7:30
The Jan. 8, 2011, concert, also at the
Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium at
7:30 p.m., will bring the Roman Street
Musicians consisting of five acoustic
guitarists including brothers Noah and
Joshua Thompson. This "Band of
Brothers" fuses jazz and flamenco into
a style all their own. They have taken
the Gulf Coast music scene by storm
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U.S. premier of Chris Brubeck's
Spontaneous Combustion for Violin and
Orchestra, with the composer in atten-
dance. The first half of the pediarmance
will feature a troupe from the Northwest
Florida Ballet dancing live to the orchestra
in excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo &
On March 17, patrons are encouraged to
dance an Irish jig for the final paid concept
of the main season, to be held at the
Emerald Coast Conference Center. St.
Paddy's Pops will feature the orchestra and
the return of Irish instrumental ensemble
Mithril. Highlights will include music from
the movie "Far and Away," and the musical
suite from "Lord of the Rings.'
Sinfiania will return to the pristine set-
ting of Alys Beach, southern Walton
County, on May 29 for Sinfiania Goes
Pops Under the Pahns. This free colmnuni-
ty concert will feature light classics,
Broadway show tunes and patriotic selec-
tions with a fireworks finale.
Season tickets, which include all four of
Sinfiania's season concerns, and gala table
seating at the Feb. 4 concert, are $145,
offering the best way to experience the sea-
son from preferred seating.
For more infonnation, to purchase sea-
son tickets or to leamn more about
Sinfiania's Fifth, go to
www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call (850)

Sinfonia Gulf Coast will present five symphonic concerts during its fifth season,
which will open Oct. 21 with a cabaret event featuring former Supremes member
Mlary Wilson in Sandestin.

Sinfonia has broadened its scope of
events for its fifth season, with scheduled
events from casual mix-and-meet gather-
ings to sophisticated concept perfiannances.
"Sinfiania's Fifth will feature a wealth of
traditional orchestral offerings, as well as a
robust schedule of creative and educational
programs," said Stacey Brady, Sinfonia
Gulf Coast board president.
The concept season stands on Dec. 17
with an Orchestral Christmas in the new
Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach.
One of the most popular Sinfonia concept
each season, the holiday concert will fea-
ture everyone's favorite holiday tunes, the

music of Mannheim Steamroller and spe-
cial guests, The Canterbury Brass, will per-
fonn with the orchestra.
Sinfonia's Classical Connections series
kicks off the New Year on Jan. 7 at the
Emerald Coast Conference Center with 5 X
5 featuring guest harpist Betsy Fitzgerald
perfianning Rodrigo's Concierto de
Aranjuez. Boolanarking the concert will
be Schuben's Symphony No. 5 and
Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 5.
Sinfonia's Gala concept event on Feb. 4
at the Emerald Coast Conference Center
will feature the return of violin phenome-
non Nick Kendall perfianning the Southeast

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Basie and Beyond Big Band Jazz
Saturday, November 20, 2010 Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
y l Featuring 19 vry talented, youngmusicians andtwo soloist
JOe Occhipinti Band
Saturday, December 18, 2010 Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening

Roman Street Musicians
Saturday, January 8, 2011 Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
Acoustic String Quintet S

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Monday, January 24, 2011* NWFSC
Mllusic of the 70's, featuring tunes of Billie Joel and Elton John

The Bee Gees Tribute Night Fever
Saturday, February 5, 2011 NWFSC
Pop Vocal

G.R.I.T.S. The Musical
Saturday, March 19, 2011 *NWFSC
Fun for the whole family

Season Tickets: $110 Adults $60 Students under 19

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Sinfonia plans 5 orchestral concerts

Opens with cabaret

fea turning eX-Supreme
Exciting concerns, social events, unique
works of ant and a headlining guest antist
will celebrate five years of Sinfonia Gulf
Coast during its 2010-11 season. Entitled
"Sinfonia's Fifth," with apologies to
Beethoven, the upcoming season will fonn
a musical bridge from the orchestra's
beginnings to its current evolution as one of
the premiere ants organizations along the
Gulf Coast.
"The basis for Sinfonia's success during
our five years of growth comes from our
audience, and our support from within the
communityy" said Demetrius Fuller,
founder and music director. "It's a group
that defies categorization, with music lovers
from our area's military bases to retirees to
families with young children. Our patrons
reside throughout the coastal communities
of Nonthwest Florida, from Gulf Breeze to
Destin to Panama City."
Sinfonia's Fifth colmnences Oct. 21
with assistance by the legendary Mary
Wilson of the Supremes. The elegant set-
ting of Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafilod
in the Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach
Resont will be transfonned into an intimate
cabaret setting complete with fine food,
wine followed by a perfiannance by Wilson
to conclude the evening.



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