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The new year will bring plenty of new movies See Coming attractions ... Page 2B.


Humperdinck among


top name singers to


perform in January

B.B. King and Natalie Cole are among the cast
of artists coming to the area ... See page 1B.


Volume XXXIV, No. 38 www.TBNweekly.com December 27, 2012


COUNTY

A roller-coaster

year for Morroni
Since September, it's been a pretty
dam good year. That might seem like a
strange statement coming from a man
who battled cancer and lost his mother
and sister during 2012, but it's how
Pinellas County Commission John Mor-
roni sums up his year. Just before
Christmas last year, Morroni learned
that his cancer had returned. He first
learned he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma
in the fall of 2008. He spent six months
undergoing chemotherapy and five
weeks of radiation before he could share
the good news that the cancer was gone.
... Page 3A.

CFO charged

with grand theft
The chief financial officer for a local
property management company was ar-
rested Dec. 18 and accused of stealing
more than $560,000 for his employer
and local condominium associations.
Roberto Velez, 45, of Seminole was
booked into the Pinellas County Jail on
one count of grand theft. Bond was set at
$560,000.
... Page 5A.

OUTDOORS

Columnist talks

about dolphins
Judging from the traffic on the high-
ways and Internet, there's a lot of action
out there. Everybody is up and doing.
Our U.S. economy dances for the mo-
ment, because the action is her heart-
beat. The dolphins outside your doorstep
are up and doing too. Two recent in-
stances in particular come to mind. See
Dolphin Watch.
... Page 15A.


Timing dictates

winter fishing
Winter fishing success is more often
based on timing than our other seasons.
Cold fronts are more numerous and con-
sequently good fishing days become fur-
ther apart. See Fish Tales.
... Page 15A.

VIEWPOINTS

Bill Cotterell
Time to fight back
against loud car stere-
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...Page 13A.






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City, fire union reach agreement

New contract calls for larger firefighter contributions to pension fund


By BOB McCLURE
SEMINOLE The fiscal cliff that city leaders once
feared from a potential increase in contributions to the
Municipal Firefighters Pension Trust Fund won't be as
bad as originally believed.
After months of negotiations, the city and the Inter-
national Association of Fire Fighters Local 2896 have
agreed to a 33-month contract extension through Sept.
30, 2015.
The City Council unanimously approved the deal on
Dec. 18.


One of the key points was the firefighters' agreement
to pay more toward the pension fund, which will take a
large burden off the shoulders of the city.
'There will be a significant reduction in cost to tax-
payers as a result of the firefighters' agreement to pay
more for the pension plan," said City Manager Frank
Edmunds. "Over time, there will be a savings of several
hundreds of thousands of dollars to taxpayers."
Under terms of the new agreement, the firefighters
will contribute 12 percent per pay period for the re-
mainder of fiscal year 2013.
Effective Oct. 1, the city and the firefighters will con-


tribute equally to the fund in an amount to be estab-
lished by the plan's actuary, less funding from the state
of Florida.
The firefighters' contribution in fiscal years 2014 and
2015 will not exceed 15 percent.
Another key component, Edmunds said, was re-es-
tablishing the step pay plan. Under terms of the agree-
ment, firefighters will be evaluated on a yearly basis
with step increases based on a satisfactory review.
The schedule for a Firefighter-EMT involves 17 steps
See AGREEMENT, page 4A


More than 40 members of the St. Petersburg High School Class of 1942 made it to a reunion luncheon Dec. 13 at Lake Seminole
Square.


70-year reunion

St. Pete High Class of '42 gathers at Lake Seminole Square


By BRIAN GOFF
SEMINOLE It doesn't matter how many years have passed,
it is still fun to re-connect with your high school friends. Just
ask the people who showed up Dec. 13, at the 70th Reunion of
the St. Petersburg High School Class of 1942.
Seventy years is a long time but the attendees were chatting
and swapping stories as though it were yesterday when they all
graduated, some things you just don't forget.
Jane Reid came all the way from Odessa, Texas, for the re-
union.
"I came here especially for this," she said. "I wanted to see all
the people I knew back then. Some I remember, not from afar,
but when I get up close I remember them. That was good."
Sitting next to her at the luncheon were Harry and Mary
Knarr of Sarasota. Both graduated from St. Pete High in '42, but
they weren't high school sweethearts.
"I knew who he was back then," said Mary, laughing. "But I'm
not sure he knew who I was."
Harry joined in the laughter and said the reunion was a great
idea. "Sure, why not? We've been to nearly all of them over the
years, we've missed only two," he said.
Reunions for the Class of '42 have been held every year and
for the past 10 years have been organized by Hazel and Preston
Nall. They are residents of Lake Seminole Square on Seminole
Boulevard. The staff at the residence helps put together the ac-
tivities for the attendees, although it is obvious Hazel is in
charge. She was pleased with this year's event.
"Oh yes, I'm happy," she said. "We have 37 people who are
registered for the reunion and another 10 at least showed up, so
we have a good number of people here."
When asked if she recognized anyone she said; "I know them
all."
Joe and Gloria Griffith, both 88, were high school sweethearts


and they graduated together in 1942 and were married soon after.
"We were only 20 when we got married so we needed our par-
ents' permission," said Joe. "We've been married for 66 years,"
he said before being interrupted by his wife.
"It has been 68 years," said Gloria who then remembered
those early days after their wedding.
"We had two friends in the Navy who were killed in World War
II," she said. "So Joe joined the Army and went overseas and
fought in Belgium and Germany. I was scared because it wasn't
like it is today. We couldn't talk on the phone every night
like they do now. I had to wait, sometimes for three months to
See REUNION, page 4A


Hazel Nail, standing, the reunion organizer, makes sure the
guests have no complaints.


Waters


loses

'interim'


label
By BOB McCLURE
SEMINOLE Leslie Waters'
title of interim mayor will soon
be mayor.
Waters, 65, was the only can-
didate to file for the job during
the city's election qualifying pe-
riod that ended Dec. 14 and will
begin a 3-year, 7-month term in
mid-March.
She was named vice mayor
earlier this year and took over
as interim mayor in early
November
when for-
mer Mayor
Jimmy
Johnson
stepped
down due
to health
reasons.
"As in-
terim
mayor, I Leslie Waters
am glad
that my attention over the next
months will be focused on the
business of the city instead of a
political campaign," Waters
said. "I look forward to the resi-
dents of Seminole to continue to
keep me apprised of city issues
important to their neighbor-
hoods, to their families, to their
quality of life.
"I will continue to connect
with local business owners to
help assure Seminole is in fact
the place to shop and a place
where new business wants to
be."
Waters and her husband Al
have lived in the same Semi-
nole Lake Golf and Country
Club Estates home for more
than 30 years. Her background
includes 29 years in business
with Allstate Insurance Co.,
eight years in the Florida Legis-
lature, four years on the Semi-
nole City Council, six years
managing a government rela-
tions consulting firm and two
years as an adjunct political
science instructor at USF St.
Petersburg.
"With the new year upon us,
2013 brings an exciting era to
Seminole with millions of


See WATERS, page 4A


Seminole High band heads west to Pasadena


By BRAD RICHARDSON
SEMINOLE The phrase "Oh the Places You'll Go"
fits the Seminole High School band as they prepare to
be in the international spotlight in Pasadena, Calif., for
a once in a lifetime experience on New Years Day.
The band has garnered national attention within
years as a competitive marching band for Pinellas
County and the state of Florida. It's been eight years
and it seems like deja vu to many Seminole band alum-
ni, as they will watch a new class of students share in a
parade honor.


They will now be back in the spotlight on Jan. 1 dur-
ing the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasade-
na, Calif. This will be the second time the band has
appeared in the internationally televised event. Overall,
this will be the fourth nationally televised parade that
the band has participated in.
Back in 2005, the SHS band became the first from
Pinellas County and the state of Florida to attend. For
band director Daniel Wood and staff, it feels like only
yesterday getting that very first announcement from
then principal Rick Misenti on Oct. 16, 2003 in the
Seminole High School stadium, while finishing practice


on the their field show, "Off Center."
Matt Boeggeman, the 2005 drum major was a junior
at the time in 2003 and said that was a night he has
not forgotten, even after eight years.
"I had no idea what was going on, laughed Boegge-
man looking back on that night.
"I mean there was someone in the saxophone section
that had the lowdown and rumors started to spread
within the 10 seconds we ended to the time we went up
to the podium. I heard rumors but I really didn't know
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Morroni reflects on the best and worst of 2012


By SUZETTE PORTER

Since September, it's been a pretty dam good year.
That might seem like a strange statement coming from a man who
battled cancer and lost his mother and sister during 2012, but it's how
Pinellas County Commission John Morroni sums up his year.
Just before Christmas last year, Morroni learned that his cancer
had returned. He first learned he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the
fall of 2008. He spent six months undergoing
chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation before
he could share the good news that the cancer was
gone.
Four years later, during a follow-up CAT scan
done the second week in December, he found out
the cancer had returned. .
'We waited until the day after Christmas not to
ruin everyone's holiday to tell anyone, including
my son," he said.
The only people he told were his wife, Eileen, John Morroni
and his assistant at the time, Scott Kirby.
"I had to tell Scott, so he would know to stop booking all those ap-
pointments for me," he said.
Christmas 2011 wasn't much fun. Morroni and his wife stayed
home from gatherings except for one party hosted by a "good friend."
"We were really hurting inside," he said.
Two days after Christmas, Morroni began to share the news and an-
nounced it in a press release to the public Dec. 28. At that time, he
didn't know what treatment plans his doctors would recommend. He
put forth an optimistic front, knowing he had undergone cancer treat-
ment in the past and could do it again.
But, this time, the treatment required more than just chemotherapy
and radiation. Morroni underwent a stem cell transplant and "toxic"
chemotherapy. That treatment was more difficult and took longer. It
also required a lengthy hospital stay.
'They took all the blood out of my body two times" before they got
the number of stem cells his oncologist wanted, he said. He watched
as the blood cells collected into a little bag. After the blood cycled in
and out and the stem cells were collected, he had to wait to see if they
got enough.
"Finally, they got 2.75 million and my doctor said that was close
enough," he said.
He was fortunate. If the count had not been high enough, they
would have given him a shot, which costs $5,000, and he would have
had to go through the process again three days later.
Morroni spent six days in the hospital undergoing chemo. The doc-
tors put the stem cells they had collected back into his body and fol-
lowed up with another round of chemotherapy.
When he was released from the hospital, he had to stay in special
patient housing provided by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
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Then it was another stay in Moffitt's patient's housing.
He said he required 24-hour care due to the loss of platelets.
"If I had tripped and fallen and cut myself I could have bled to
death," he said.
Morroni's wife took time off work from her job at Morton Plant where
she works in the administrative offices.
'Twenty-four hours a day for 30 days, she was a nurse to me," he
said.
He admitted that he wasn't always a good patient.
"I had good days and bad," he said. "I couldn't eat. It was hard to
keep even soup down."
Morroni was released from Moffitt's care in mid-May. Two weeks
later, his mother died.
"June 1, she died in her sleep," he said. "It was just traumatic. My
sister, who was 64, had terminal cancer. She passed away in Septem-
ber. I was close to both of them."
Morroni, who is 57, said after his mom died, he fell into a bit of a de-
pression, despite having friends and family to provide support.
"Mom died, and I knew my sister was going to die," he said.
Work is what got him back into life.
"I pushed myself to get back to work," he said. "It was good coming
back and seeing everyone; they were so supportive. People kept saying,
We can't believe you're here.'"
Then "things turned around," he said. "I started feeling good and
was able to finish the year as chair (of the commission)."
Morroni looked healthy when he returned to chair his first commis-
sion meeting after treatment. If not for the ball cap on his head, one
might not have known about his recent struggles.
Several members of the public who spoke June 26 wished him a fast
return to good health. Even those who demanded that he and other
long-time commissioners step down due to term limits approved in
1996 expressed warm wishes for Morroni's health.
Morroni kept the smile on his face for as long as he could. But final-
ly, he lost his patience.
"I don't want to hear anyone yelling at us not today," he told the
rowdy crowd.
Always among the peacemakers on the commission, Morroni has
not lost patience since that day. He hasn't made his cancer a big deal
either, although sometimes the public still prefaces their remarks with
good wishes for his continued good health, especially other cancer sur-
vivors.

Words of inspiration
Morroni has a message he wants to get out to "anyone with cancer
or any type of disease."
"A positive mental attitude is important. Having faith is even better,"
he said. "I believe in God, which was a big help, along with having fam-
ily and friends to check on me. I thank God I was able to get through
the year."
Morroni is much more positive than he was this time last year, al-


though he knows that he still has a tumor inside his body. The mass
is wrapped around veins and arteries and cannot safely be removed.
Surgery won't be an option unless his condition becomes a matter of
life or death.
Morroni's doctors are pleased that he "bounced back so quickly,"
and he attributes his good health to his recovery.
"I don't smoke and at the time I was working with a trainer," he
said.
It will be some time before he can return to an exercise program. He
still tires easily, but that is getting better as well.
"I can make it through the day without getting tired now," he said.
He also has to take an anti-viral pill and an anti-bacteria pill until
his immune system recovers.
"I've been taking them for eight months, so only four months to go
now," he said.
Morroni's doctors believe the stem cell treatment should keep his
cancer in check for a long time.
"Hopefully until I'm at least 80," he said. "And they're finding out
stuff about stem cell transplants all the time. It's so exciting and prom-
ising. Maybe they'll find the cure in my lifetime."
He says knowing the tumor is still there doesn't really bother him.
Morroni believes all the things he endured this past year happened
for a reason.
"I don't know what it is yet," he said. "Maybe volunteer work with
cancer patients."
He said he understands and can help. For example, when he meets
people with cancer, he offers his number and tells them to call.
Morroni said it was easy to feel sorry for yourself, but people should
remember there are always others going through similar or more diffi-
cult situations.
'That horrible tragedy in Connecticut, my heart goes out to those
families who lost somebody just before Christmas. People have a lot
worse problems than mine. I can't imagine having your 6-year-old shot
to death. We need to keep all those families in our prayers."
Morroni had a special event he used as a goal through his illness a
friend's Jan. 20 wedding date. He found out about the wedding in
February and told his friend, and himself, that he was going to make
it.
"It gave me a goal and that was important," he said. "Be positive;
give yourself a goal to do something by a certain time. It's mind over
body to get well."
Reflecting back on the year recently, Morroni said, "It has a happy
ending. Things could have gone so different. This year, after Septem-
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REUNION, from page 1A

hear any news about Joe."
Nearby was erected a small wall honoring all
those students from that class who have passed
away. Many of the attendees spent time looking over
the old yearbook pictures which were posted on the
wall, looking for old friends.
It was a fact not lost on Reid.
'That's another reason why I came all this way for
this," she said. "I want to see how many of us are


AGREEMENT, from page 1A


ranging from $38,602 to $57,304. The Firemedic
schedule also involves 17 steps, ranging from
$44,392 to $65,900.
The Lieutenant Firefighter EMT schedule involves
14 steps, ranging from $48,204 to $65,995. The
same number of steps are involved for Lieutenant
Firemedic, ranging from $51,450 to $70,924.
In addition, firefighters will receive an annual
longevity bonus in December, ranging from $200 to
$1,000, depending on years of experience.
In other action, councilors:


left, and I'm afraid there aren't many."
Hazel Nail continued to be busy throughout the
reunion making sure things went smoothly. She
continued working even as the guests were sitting
down for lunch; she had to make sure the entertain-
ers were in place and ready. For her this is probably
the last reunion.
"I've been doing it for 10 years and I wanted to
make sure this one, the 70th, was successful," Nall
said. "But this is absolutely the last; it is just too
much work."


Approved spending up to $5,000 from the Capi-
tal Improvement Project funds for improvenmts to
the City Park pond fountain. Plans are to replace a
rusted control panel to a new figerglas enclosure,
update breakers to meet current code requirements,
install new conduit and wiring to the fountain motor
and lights, and install new waterproof disconnects
at the fountain for servicing.
Approved the sale of beer and wine by a non-
profit organization during the Seminole Pow Wow
Festival March 8-10.
In other action, the city donated $2,500 to Pinel-
las Safe Harbor, 14840 49th St., Clearwater.


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WATERS, from page 1A


dollars of investments coming into the city, hun-
dreds of jobs centered on huge development projects
such as Bay Pines, the Seminole Mall, Waterfront
Park and a multi-purpose renovation at the old City
Hall," Waters said. "Plus, there are other great proj-
ects on the horizon that will enhance our city. As


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Teen programs
Library Youth Advisory Board meeting, grades
6-12, Mondays, Jan. 14 and 28, 7 p.m. LYAB mem-
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for the YA collection and earn volunteer credits.
Tween Thursday, grades 5-7, Thursday, Jan. 3,
7 p.m. Play board games and the Wii.
Two Towers Chess Club, all ages, Mondays,
Jan. 14 and 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels
welcome.
Seminole Chess Club, all ages, Wednesdays,
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For
novice, intermediate and advanced players. Basic
instruction not available at the meetings. Players
should already know the moves, rules and etiquette
of chess.
Pause for Poetry, all ages, Wednesday, Jan. 16,
7 p.m. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers
of poetry share their own poems.

Adult programs
Based on the Book Cinema, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2
p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends
of the Seminole Library.
Cinema at Sundown, Thursdays, Jan. 10 and
24, 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and soda courtesy of the
Friends of the Seminole Library.
Classic Movie Matinee, Fridays, 1 p.m. Free
popcorn and soda courtesy of the Friends of the
Seminole Library.
Pause for Poetry, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
Socrates Cafe, Monday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m.
Seminole Chess Club, Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9,
16, 23, and 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate
and advanced players only.
The Stone Soup Group/Coupon Exchange,
Wednesday, Jan. 2 and 16, 3:30 p.m. Bring your
extra coupons, low/no cost activities, recipes, how-
to solutions or other special offers to our exchange
program.
Sunday Musicale, Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m., Toy
Boat Band, featuring Linda Janee.
Thrilling Tales, Thursday, Jan. 3, enjoy hearing
entertaining stories read aloud by a skilled reader.
For more information call Michael Bryan, 394-6923.
Two Towers Chess Club, Mondays, Jan. 14 and
28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., for all skill levels.
SPC Toastmasters, Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22
and 29, 6:15 p.m.
Florida Bibliophile Society, Sunday, Jan. 20,
1:30 p.m.
HEAL, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m.
Hidden Stitches, Monday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m.
Recycling & Sustainability, Monday, Jan. 7, 10
a.m.
Tampa Bay Hepatitis Support Group, Wednes-
day, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.

Book discussions
Backward Travelers Historical Fiction Book Dis-


mayor, I am ready, along with the City Council, to
address and help lead Seminole to greater heights in
the years to come."
Seminole voters will be going to the polls on
March 12 to decide two City Council seats. Qualified
candidates are incumbents Thomas Barnhorn and
Jim Quinn, along with challengers Thomas Christy
and Matt Nilssen.


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what it was for," he said.
And once the announcement was made, he said
he couldn't wait for what would come next.
"I was excited. It was really exciting to be able to
do something that was different and on a national
scale from what we typically did. It was a lot of pride
in that moment. It was an honor," he said.
For the 2011 season, the Seminole band was im-
proving on their field show "Restricted Access" when
parents of the students began to fill the high school
stadium stands.
Once practice ended, the students gathered
around the podium. This time it was Principal Wal-
ter Weller that made the announcement the night of
Sept. 29, 2011 as the band was preparing for the
Seminole Sound Spectacular.
Sarah Michaels, the drum major of the 2012 and
2013 bands experienced a similar reaction.
"I was like, oh my gosh, we are going to Califor-
nia," said Michaels. "I then began to realize, howev-
er, how much work that we are going to have to put
into it. I couldn't believe that I was going to be going
to another nationally televised parade that everyone
in America watches. I was a little stunned and defi-
nitely in awe."
Before the announcement for the 2013 parade,
the band continued to be in the national spotlight.
On Nov 30, 2008, it performed for Disney fans and
parents at the Walt Disney World Christmas Pa-
rade. Seminole was the only band in the parade and
won the honor over 10 other high school bands. It
was a pre-taped event that was viewed on Christ-
mas Day.
Right after the Disney Parade, Wood wanted to
apply for the dream parade that he had not been
able to get yet. Like the Rose Parade being the
"grand-daddy of all parades" he wanted the parade
that ushered in the holiday season.
The announcement came in the summer of 2008
during the final days of band camp when an accept-
ance letter congratulated them on being selected to
march in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in
New York City.
For nearly 18 months, the band fundraised from
car washes, Rays game concessions, and even a cow
pattie bingo at the Seminole Education Vocational
Center. The band's biggest cash contributions came
from a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh grant, a $20,000
grant from Chase Bank and a $15,000 donation
from the Treasure Island Fun Center.
Over the past eight years, the Warhawk band has
raised significant amounts of money to participate
in such prestigious events. In 2005, the band need-
ed to raise $350,000 for over 180 students to go.
That's about $1,500 per student.
In 2011 for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade,
the band raised $275,000 for 160 students; totaling
to $1,680 dollars per student. Now in 2012, while
facing a bad economy, the Warhawks raised
$300,000 for 130 students to participate; making
the grand total for each student being around
$1,970.
After getting back from Macy's Parade, Wood once
again received the application from Tournament of
Roses Committee in February, but did not respond
to it immediately. He mailed the application in and
six months later found out the band had been se-
lected again to march in the parade.
The selection process for the 2013 parade had
455 band applications sent in from all over the
world. When Sally Bixby, the president of the Tour-


nament of Roses visited the band during its Mutts
and Music festival in Seminole City Park on Sept.
29, she stated that bands are selected by a music
committee that makes the first cut as far as which
bands they recommend to the president and their
spouse.
"We pick our bands based on musicianship,
uniqueness, showmanship, entertainment value,
and how they look going down the parade route,"
said Bixby. "But what I think makes Seminole stand
out is the people. They are very friendly, so support-
ive, and the students are wonderful. The community
is very engaging, courteous, enthusiastic and excit-
ed about them going to the Rose Parade."
For both years, once the announcement was
made, they had 13 months to start fundraising
leading up to when they would board the planes.
Both years would face difficulty; one with the wrath
of Mother Nature and the other with the sign of fi-
nancial times.
Some of the 2005 band's donations came to a
screeching halt during the summer of 2004 when
Hurricanes Charley, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne, hit
the Florida coast. Many of the band's big name
sponsors had to pull out due to hurricane relief.
While in 2012, the band experienced fundraising
difficulties in a tough economy.
Almost immediately, the 2013 band's different
fundraising ideas were put to the test including
work at the Tampa Bay Rays concession stands, car
washes, performances at local events and holding
spirit nights at Seminole restaurants.
The basketball community soon noticed their
cause when the Harlem Globetrotters alumni put on
a charity basketball game at the SPC Gibbs campus
gymnasium.
One of the biggest fundraiser successes came in
the form of a new car when former band member
and Mini Cooper enthusiast Jack Rowland, suggest-
ed that the band do a $25 raffle for a brand new
2012 Mini Cooper Baker Street Limited Edition.
When the winning raffle was drawn at the 2012
Seminole Sound Spectacular, the winner, Dale
Miller, decided not to take the car and band was
picked up $27,381 from the effort.
As the days to their main competitive marching
band season came to an end, they realized that the
season itself was not over yet. In 2005, Boeggeman
was happy to see the season extended a little longer.
"Although the marching season was over and I
was very tired, mentally and physically, and very ex-
hausted, I was always sad to see a it come to an
end," said Boeggeman. "But when the Rose Parade
happened, I was excited to continue the season
throughout the remainder of the year and keep a
glimmer of the show alive."
According to Drum Major Sarah Michaels, the
preparation for the Rose Parade is long and tedious.
Much like 2005, they didn't just have to deal with
learning to play the parade music and remember
their field show, they had to have the endurance to
make it down a long, parade route, plus try and
keep the horn and play.
The parade route is 5 1/2 miles long with a fa-
mous 110-degree turn that leads onto Colorado
Boulevard. Boeggeman said one of the most memo-
rable things that he can remember from the earlier
Rose Parade was making that turn. He said it was
at that moment, Seminole was no longer famous in
Florida, but around the world.
'There was a lot of people especially considering
the parades that we had been used to," said Boegge-
man. "The thing that was very different was the


Photo by BRAD RICHARDSON
Members and parents of the Seminole High School marching band load a xylophone and other instruments
into a truck trailer on Dec. 22 for the four-day trip to Pasadena, Calif. Band members leave Dec. 27 to march
in the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day.


bleachers on the side of the street where the people
were sitting and cheering. Plus all the news cameras
perched above."
He also remembers seeing the hometown spirit
with many band parents, chaperones and their fam-
ilies who were sitting and waiting.
'There was a group of parents that were posted in
bleachers along the parade route and had told the
instructors where they would be. As we approached,
the whole group just went nuts. As we went past, all
of the drum majors turned around, marched for-
ward and saluted the crowd as the band was play-
ing."
Both band years also faced finding the correct
leadership to guide the band onto a national stage.
In 2005, along with Boeggeman was Drum Major
Collin Kosthia and returning senior Drum Major
Nic Fisher. According to Michaels, for the 2012 pa-
rade they needed someone who was ready for the
position and who would not be stressed out about
it.
"I wanted someone who was confident and didn't
have their head in the clouds," said Michaels. Matt
(Durst), was able to show that. He showed a huge
improvement in maturity and was able to lead well
last year in a top leadership position."
Many different memories remain with Boeggeman
when he was out the. He was able to share this once
in a lifetime marching experience with his younger
brother. Michael, who was in seventh grade, joined
his brother on the parade route in the Warhawk
uniform. He later became drum major during the
2009 marching band season.
"It was really special to have him out there," said
Boeggeman. "It's something that having then just as
far apart as we were in age, we would never get the
chance to march together in high school. It was spe-
cial for both of us to have that time and go through
that entire experience. Its something that we both
got the chance to do."
Michaels will also have a sibling march in the pa-
rade. Her brother Riley will make his second ap-


pearance in nationally televised parade, having
marched with Sarah in the Macy's Parade in 2010.
"For me and him it becomes more of a family
event because you are able to share the experience
and talk the different events," said Michaels. "We
both have different stories to tell from Macy's and
I'm sure it with be the same for the Rose Parade."
The band will be departing early Friday, Dec. 27
on three separate flights heading to California. A
part from visiting Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood,
they will have two other performances before they
make their trip down Colorado Boulevard. They will
perform in Disneyland along Main Street Blvd in the
Magic Kingdom on Dec. 28.
On Sunday, Dec. 30, they will perform at Band-
Fest at the Pasadena Community College stadium.
BandFest doesn't just showcase the bands; it will
showcase their music and field show talents. They
will perform their 2012 field show "Off Edge" along
with their parade music "Anyway you want it" by
Journey and Disney music selections from "Fan-
tasmic," "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "It's a Small
World."
"Bandfest was a moment to show who we were,"
said Boeggeman. "We weren't a band that could just
walk down a road in a straight line and play a song.
We were much more than that. We got mud all over
our white pants and the band moms had to figure
out how to get our pants clean 24 hours before the
parade."
This year's Rose Parade theme is "Oh the Places
You'll Go" with Dr. Jane Goodall as the grand mar-
shal. The parade will feature 41 floats, 24 marching
bands and 21 equestrian units. The assembled
bands, horse units, and floats will take approxi-
mately two hours to pass by.
The Warhawk band is the 87th unit in the parade
and the 23rd band.
For more information about the Seminole band,
visit www.seminolewarhawkband.com.
For more information about the Tournament of
Roses Parade, visit www.tournamentofroses.com.


cussion, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., "Deep Creek," by
Dana Hand.
Booktalkers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2 p.m., "Ani-
mal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver.
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group,
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. "King Lear" by Shake-
speare.
Super Novels, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m., "Jus-
tine" by Laurence Durrell.

Children's programs
Family Movie Matinee, all ages, Saturdays, Jan.
5, 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m. Free popcorn and soda
provided by The Friends of the Library. Call the
Youth Services Department at 394-6913 for movie
titles and additional information.
LEGOs at the Library, all ages, Wednesdays,
Jan. 2 and 16, 3:30 p.m. Open to all elementary
aged children, with a play area provided for younger
siblings. LEGOs will be supplied, so bring your
imagination and share your building ideas.
Two Towers Chess Club, all ages, Mondays,
Jan. 14 and 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels
welcome.
Seminole Chess Club, all ages, Wednesdays,
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For
novice, intermediate and advanced players. Basic
instruction not available at the meetings. Players
should already know the moves, rules and etiquette
of chess.
Night Owls, elementary age and family, Tues-
days, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:30 p.m. A program of
books, games, science projects, crafts and more!
Geared toward elementary ages, but all ages are
welcome.
Wiggle, Giggle and Sing, ages 5 and under,
Thursday, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Story Time, 18 to 36 months, Tuesdays,
Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m. Twenty minutes
of short stories, songs, and movement activities
based on a weekly theme.
Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5, Tuesdays, Jan.
8, 15, 22 and 29, 11:30 a.m. Thirty minutes of sto-
ries, songs, and movement activities based on a
weekly theme.
Baby Steps Story Time, newborn to 18 months,
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. A
lap sit program featuring finger plays, music, nurs-
ery rhymes and a playtime.
"A Walk in the Park" with Professor Maura
Scanlon, toddler and preschool ages, January date
to be determined. Call the Youth Services Depart-
ment for the date.
Pause for Poetry, all ages, Wednesday, Jan. 16,
7 p.m. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere where lovers
of poetry share their own poems and/or read fa-
vorite selections.
Homeschool Nature Club, prekindergarten to
fifth grade, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Join area
home-schooling families for nature story time, dis-
cussion and activities in the library, followed by
outside observation, journaling and drawing of
local wildlife on the library/college campus
grounds.


I Photo by BOB McCLURE


4A SEB








County 5A


Beacon, December 27, 2012


Police beat


CFO charged with
stealing $560,000
MADEIRA BEACH The chief financial officer for
a local property management company was arrested
Dec. 18 and accused of
stealing more than $560,000
from his employer and local
condominium associations.
Roberto Velez, 45, of Semi-
nole was booked into the
Pinellas County Jail on one
count of grand theft. Bond .
was set at $100,000. .
According to a report from
the Pinellas County Sheriffs
Office, Velez works as a CFO
for Total Realty Services Roberto Velez
13030 Gulf Blvd., Madeira
Beach. He is accused of embezzling from various
condominium associations and his employer over
the last three and a half years.
After learning of the criminal actions, detectives
combed through vast amounts of bank accounts
and other incriminating documents to discover
Velez had been stealing money while employed as
CFO of TRS.
TRS handles various condominium associations'
funds to pay for condominium association manage-
ment, sales of condos, annual or long term lease of


units and seasonal or vacation rentals.
As CFO, Velez would transfer money from the
condominium association's accounts into TRS ac-
counts. Once the funds were with TRS, Velez would
disburse funds to himself through either checks
written to himself or make electronic payments,
known as ACH transactions, to his personal ac-
counts.
Detectives said Velez took money from the follow-
ing:
La Contessa Condo 16326 Gulf Blvd., Reding-
ton Beach
Las Brisas of Madeira Beach- 14710 Gulf Blvd.,
Madeira Beach
Royal Orleans 16333 Gulf Blvd., Redington
Beach
Palms of Treasure Island 10315 Gulf Blvd.,
Treasure Island
Madeira Bay Resort- 13235 Gulf Blvd., Madeira
Beach
Madeira Bay Town Homes 118 First Ave E.,
Madeira Beach
Gulf Strand 4510 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
Madeira Bay Resort II 13235 Gulf Blvd.,
Madeira Beach
John's Pass Village 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira
Beach
Total Realty Services 13030 Gulf Blvd.,
Madeira Beach
The investigation continues.


Deputies kill man with shotgun
CLEARWATER- Pinellas County sheriffs
deputies responded to a domestic altercation at a
home on Bugle Lane in Clearwater about 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 16, which ended in the shooting of a man who
threatened them with a shotgun.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., Donna Meredith, 56,
called the Sheriffs Office due to a domestic dispute
she was having with her husband Danny Meredith,
62.
When meeting with responding deputies away
from the scene, Donna informed them she was in-
volved in a dispute with her husband earlier in the
day. She eventually left the residence to let the situ-
ation calm down. When she returned, she discov-
ered a note on the front door threatening anyone
that comes to the residence.
The note said anyone coming to the home would
be shot and killed. Knowing guns were inside the
house, Donna left and called law enforcement.
After talking to Donna, deputies attempted con-
tact with Danny at the residence to check on his
welfare. Deputies tactically approached the house
and attempted contact with Danny. They knocked
and announced themselves several times.
While they attempted contact, deputies could
hear activity and movement from inside the resi-
dence. As they were still trying to make contact, a
naked male subject (later identified as Danny


Meredith) opened the door and began challenging
deputies with a shotgun.
As Meredith pointed the gun at them, they both
shot and killed him. Deputies Robert Brown and
Adam Przybysz were not injured in the confronta-
tion. Both were placed on routine administrative
leave. The investigation continues.
Teen attacked on way
to school bus stop
CLEARWATER- Pinellas County sheriffs detec-
tives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit
are investigating an attack and sexual battery on a
17-year-old female as she was walking to the school
bus stop between 6 and 7 a.m. Dec. 18.
The attack occurred around the area of Whitney
Road and Whitney Drive in unincorporated Clear-
water.
According to detectives, the victim was walking
toward her school bus stop when the suspect came
from behind and dragged her out of public view and
sexually battered her.
Following the attack, however, the girl was able to
make it back home at which point she advised her
family. The incident was then reported to the Sher-
iffs Office.
The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to
30 years old, medium build. He was last seen wear-
ing a black sweatshirt.


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City offers new recreation fees
SEMINOLE The City of Seminole Recreation Di-
vision is introducing new memberships and pro-
gram fees in 2013.
Starting Jan. 2, nonresidents will be able to pur-
chase a family pass. The cost will be $360 for up to
four family members living in the same household,
representing a savings of $120 over the previous
price structure.
Each additional family member from the house-
hold is $25.
As always, Seminole residents can obtain a recre-
ation membership for free by showing two proofs of
residency.
In addition to the new nonresident membership
fee, all recreation programs are now open to non-
members. Nonresidents without a membership can
now participate in the various programs with the
newly implemented access fee.
For more information, stop by the Recreation
Center at 9100 113th St., or call 391-8345.
Group Fitness Challenge set
SEMINOLE Seminole Recreation is accepting
registration for its first Group Fitness Challenge,
which begins Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Seminole
Recreation Center.
The Challenge is a program open to all that will give
each registered participant access to various free fit-
ness classes (a total of 25 classes) during the month
of January, fitness assessment, and a fitness towel.
The cost is $5 for members and $7.50 for non-
members.
For more information, call 391-8345.


Sustainability group to meet
SEMINOLE The Seminole Discussion Group on
Recycling and Sustainability meets Monday, Jan. 7,
10 a.m. to noon, at the Seminole Community Li-
brary program room.
The topics will be water reuse and the Florida
Green Building Coalition.
For information, contact Mary at queenofrec
ycle@hotmail.com.

Retirement party set for Johnson
SEMINOLE A retirement party for former Semi-
nole Mayor Jimmy Johnson is planned Sunday, Jan.
27, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Seminole Recreation Center.
The public is invited to recognize the longtime city
icon.
Johnson resigned from his post in early Novem-
ber due to health problems.

City Hall to be closed
SEMINOLE City Hall will be closed on Monday,
Jan. 21 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day.
Normal city business operations will resume on
Jan. 22.
Fit Over Fifty event slated
SEMINOLE The city's annual Fit Over Fifty festi-
val is planed Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St.
The free event features a variety of health and fit-
ness vendors with health products aimed at folks 50
and older.


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Seminole resident Gerry
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guest came wearing red and
was asked to bring a toy or
gift for a needy family.
Below: The collection
resulted in a large number
of toys for needy children
on Christmas Day.


Photo courtesy of BRAD DYKENS
Seminole Fire Rescue Lt. Chris Hengstenberg, left, and Lt. Mike Lathrop, right, hand over a $2,500
donation from IAFF Local 2896 to Katie Waugh of Toys For Tots. The funds were raised during
community activities where the firefighters operated food concessions, such as Music in the Park, Field
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Solutions For Your Hip Pain
Hip pain can be unbearable. At the Florida Knee & Orthopedic
Pavilion at Largo Medical Center, innovative surgical solutions can
lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
presented by Pat Kosiba, RN Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion
Wednesday, January 2 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Express 975 Broadway Street, Dunedin
Wednesday, January 9* 11:00 a.m.
Gulf Beaches Public Library 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach

Pain in the Neck...or Back?
Is your back going out more than you are? Learn about the latest
minimally invasive surgeries performed at the Florida Spine &
Neuro Center at Largo Medical Center.
presented by Anthony Bernardi, RN
Florida Spine and Neuro Center
Thursday, January 3 11:00 a.m.
The Centre 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor
Monday, January 7 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Express 975 Broadway Street, Dunedin
Friday, January 11 11:00 a.m.
Largo Medical Center 201 14th Street SW, Largo
Monday, January 14 11:00 a.m.
Hampton Inn 1200 34th Street North, St. Petersburg
Thursday, January 17 11:00 a.m.
Gulf Beaches Public Library 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach

Food For Your Brain
Are you what you eat? Learn how what you consume can have a
positive or negative effect on your neurologic future, and discover
the top foods for helping your brain stay healthy.
Tuesday, January 8 12:00 p.m. noon
presented by Nasser Razack, MD* Interventional Neuroradiologist
Northside Hospital Auditorium 6006 49th Street North, St. Petersburg
(located on 2nd floor of Medical Office Plaza next to hospital)

Stroke Support Group
Have you or someone you love suffered from a stroke? Meet with
people going through similar situations and learn more about
dealing with the after affects of strokes and TIAs.
Tuesday, January 8 3:00 p.m.
Northside Hospital Auditorium 6006 49th Street North, St. Petersburg
(located on 2nd floor of Medical Office Plaza next to hospital)

Laughter, Life & Ladies Breast Cancer
Support Group
This support group for breast cancer survivors meets monthly at
Largo Medical Center. Talk includes experience with the disease and
treatment, family and friends and more.
Tuesday, January 8 5:30 p.m.
Largo Medical Center 201 14th Street SW, Largo

Diabetes Support Group
Exercise can significantly improve your diabetes outcome and quality
of life. Our physical therapy director will teach you some simple
exercises you can do at home.
Thursday, January 10 4:00 p.m.
Northside Hospital Auditorium 6006 49th Street North, St. Petersburg
(located on 2nd floor of Medical Office Plaza next to hospital)

Do You Have Unanswered Questions About
Ankle, Knee, Hip Or Arthritis Pain?
Dr. Swick will discuss the latest in total joint treatment options.
Thursday, January 10 11:30 a.m.
presented by Matthew Swick, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Edward White Hospital Auditorium. 2299 9th Ave. N.. Suite 1-G, St. Petersburg
(one-story office building on the east side of hospital)

Knee Pain? We Have Answers!
Physicians at the Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion at Largo Medical Center
have performed thousands of minimally invasive surgeries. Learn how
Partial or Total Knee Resurfacing can get you back to your active lifestyle.
presented by Pat Kosiba, RN Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion
Tuesday, January 15 11:00 a.m.
Largo Medical Center 201 14th Street SW, Largo
Tuesday, January 29 11:00 a.m.
Hampton Inn 1200 34th Street North, St. Petersburg

Freedom From Enlarged Prostate
Are you a man who suffers from bladder issues such as frequent urination?
You may have an enlarged prostate. Learn about new treatment options to
reduce or eliminate the symptoms of this common condition.
Thursday, January 17*12:00 p.m. noon
presented by Shaw Zhou, MD Urologist
Northside Hospital Auditorium 6006 49th Street North, St. Petersburg
(located on 2nd floor of Medical Office Plaza next to hospital)


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Dr. Mixa will discuss treatment of arthritis and present surgical
solutions for total joints.
Thursday, January 17 11:30 a.m.
presented by Thomas Mixa, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Edward White Hospital Auditorium 2299 9th Ave. N., Suite 1-G, St. Petersburg
(one-story office building on the east side of hospital)


If You Have Osteoporosis And/Or Sudden
Back Pain, You May Have Experienced
A Spinal Fracture
Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for spinal
fractures that can provide significant reduction in back pain,
improvement in mobility and improvement in quality of life.
Thursday, January 17 6:00 p.m.
presented by Howard Sharf, MD Orthopedic/Spine Surgeon
Allegro Living 4600 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL

Shoulder Treatment Options
Do your shoulders ache from arthritis or injury? Learn all about
common shoulder conditions and treatment options for getting you
back to a full range of motion.
Monday, January 21 12:00 p.m. noon
presented by Albert Anthony, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Northside Hospital Auditorium 6006 49th Street North, St. Petersburg
(located on 2nd floor of Medical Office Plaza next to hospital)


A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group
A health awareness group for persons with sleep apnea, their family
members and friends. The group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday
of the month. Presented by St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Tuesday, January 22 6:00 p.m.
St. Petersburg General Hospital Conference Room
6500 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg


Let's Talk Spine Dining With The Doctor
Do you suffer from back pain, hip pain or arthritis? If so, this seminar
is for you! Dr. Davis will present a question and answer format.
Wednesday, January 23 11:30 a.m.
presented by Clinton Davis, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Edward White Hospital Auditorium
2299 9th Ave. N., Suite 1 -G, St. Petersburg
(one-story office building on the east side of hospital)


Circulation Problems? Pain in your legs?
Learn what you need to know about Peripheral Arterial Disease
(PAD). Attend a FREE seminar and PAD Screening!
Tuesday, January 29 Seminar: 12:00 p.m. noon
Screening: 1:00 p.m. Registration Required for PAD Screening
presented by Richard Fansler, MD Vascular Surgeon
Largo Medical Center 201 14th Street SW, Largo


New Advances in Hip & Knee Replacement
Dr. Hirshorn, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total hip and
total knee replacements and revisions, will give an extensive talk
about when it is time to stop living with pain and take the next step.
Thursday, January 31 12:00 p.m. noon
presented by Kurt Hirshorn, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Edward White Hospital Auditorium
2299 9th Ave. N., Suite 1-G, St. Petersburg
(one-story office building on the east side of hospital)

Heart Health/Prevention
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Learn from cardiologist
Dr. Sanchez about the new and exciting ways that you can take the
proactive steps to prevent heart attacks and other cardiac health conditions.
Friday, February 1 12:00 p.m. noon
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Typically theholiday season is a time of sharing joy
and creating more new memories with family and
friends, whereas, many of those who are oldei;r find
that they feel disappointed, stressed and often sad.
The factors behind these feelings that create the "hol-
iday blues" may stem from one ormore of the follow
ing reasons:
~ Reminder of past losses of loved ones which
takes on a greater significance during the holidays
Sadness over "then"'- so many cherished mem
ories of the past and unable to find pleasure in the
"now"
~ Unrealistic expectations such as family togeth
erness, joyful events full of happiness. When realities
fall short of these expectations, this may cause person
to plummet to new lows of sadness and loneliness.
~ Spending holidays alone -There are seniorswho
live alone and may be distanced from family and
friends. Grown childrenoften become busy with their
own obligations, not realizinghowmuch theirparents
lookforward to sharingtime with them,"time" being
the ultimate gift to lift their spirits.
Coping with health issues -inability to partici-
pate in activities they once enjoyed.
This holiday season, plan a visit or make a phone
call to your elderly family member or friend. Reaching
out will help ease their loneliness. Time is the most
valuable gift of all and the most difficult for some to
comebyin this'hurry up" society Wehave good in
tentions to make a visit, write a special note, yet "time
rushes by" Remember, it is never too late to make a
difference in the life of an elderly person who has so
many thoughts and remembrances to share, with the
person who pays a visit or drops a note. Give the gift
of time now to a loved one who may live alone. You
will not onlybringjoy to the heart of this dearperson,
but enjoy the reward of making a difference simply
by listening and engaging in stories of their families,
their struggles, and their most fond memories. Honor
them, encourage them and love them for their contri
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Sports roundup


Seminole LL plans signups
SEMINOLE Seminole Little League plans open registration for
spring baseball and softball, ages 4-18, at the SYAA complex, 12100
90th Ave, on the following dates:
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to noon.
The fee is $150 for the first child and $100 for each additional child.
Three proofs of residency are required (utility bill, voter's ID card,
driver's license) as well as an original birth certificate.
For more information, call Jane Dekorte at 647-1472.

Junior camps set at Treasure Bay
TREASURE ISLAND Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Para-
dise Blvd., is offering tennis and golf camps for juniors Wednesday,
Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to noon.
The fee is $20 per day. Preregistration is required.
Call 360-6062.

Pinellas Fast Pitch Softball
registration starts
PINELLAS PARK- Pinellas Fast Pitch Softball is conducting registra-
tion for spring softball at Youth Park.
Girls ages 6-16 are eligible.
Visit www.sportssignup.com/Pinellas-Fast-Pitch-Softball-Inc-On-
line-Registration.start to register online.
The fee is $125. Call Candy at 686-0957 for more information.

Run, walk benefits schools
LARGO Gulf Coast Giving's Upgrade2Success 5K-1M Run/Walk
starts Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m., at Walsingham Park.
The event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg
hunt. Perks include race T-shirt, music, food, water stations, silent
auction, raffle by bib number, giveaways, finisher medals and arts and
crafts for the kids. Register online at www.GulfCoastGiving.org/run.
Proceeds will help select Pinellas County Schools obtain IT equip-
ment and provide training for their staff and students.
Early registration for the 5K run/Walk is $20 until March land in-


cludes all race perks. Each registered adult can enter two children
under 18 for free. Regular registration is $25 from March 2 through
March 15. Register online at www.GulfCoastGiving.org/run.
Gulf Coast Giving is a nonprofit organization that provides schools
and nonprofit organizations with computer equipment and training.

Team USA plans baseball tryouts
PINELLAS PARK -The Team USA 10-under travel baseball club
plans open tryouts at Davis Field for motivated kids wanting to take
their skills to another level.
Call 410-5037 or 452-3680 for tryout dates and more information.

Chlatowskis, Battles win Glow Golf
TREASURE ISLAND Winners in the Glow Golf event Dec. 12 at
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis were Dan Chlatowski, Sadie Chlatowski,
Paul Battle and Beryl Battle.
The winners of the men's group were Carlos Licona, Nash Licona,
Todd Miller, and Jason Miller. The team relied on a hole-in-one by Car-
los Licona on No. 3.

Rays release spring schedule
ST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays will play 17 spring train-
ing home games at Charlotte Sports Park against major league oppo-
nents in 2013.
Pitchers and catchers will report on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and the Rays
will begin their home schedule on Saturday, Feb. 23 with a split-squad
game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Charlotte Sports Park. The
home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park includes games against all
four American League East opponents as well as the American League
Champion Detroit Tigers (Feb. 28) and the Philadelphia Phillies (March
8 and March 15).
The Rays will conclude the Grapefruit League slate on Saturday,
March 30 at Tropicana Field against the Tigers, and will open the regu-
lar season at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, April 2 against the Balti-
more Orioles.
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TREASURE ISLAND The Boca Ciega Sail and
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tled "America's Boating Course" on Mondays and
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MADEIRA BEACH The United States Coast
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Treasure Island Art Guild
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Members can enter up to three paintings on
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Geezer response


to court ruling:


Mitch Miller, loud

I have never used the privilege of this columnist's perch to start a cam-
paign for great social change I comment on movements, don't join them.
But Florida faces a grave new crisis of chaos in the streets; a threat that de-
mands organized counter measures.
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court threw out the law against driving
around with the volume of your car stereo cranked up to ear-damaging lev-
els. Having made the first mistake issuing driver licenses to cretins, the
state is legally powerless to stop them from being inconsiderate jerks.
The seven justices concluded, correctly, that a big bass beat and shouted
lyrics are a First Amendment-protected form of free speech and self-expres-
sion. The stricken statute allowed police to write a non-moving violation if
they could hear your en-
tertainment choices
from 25 feet away. Free
speech thus means
that, except in cases of Florida Voices
immediate public peril,
you've got the right to hi I Irr .!,.!!
say or do it, and I've got
the right to think you're ..
stupid which is as it '
should be.
In attempting to legislate common decency, civil law lacks anything like
Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. That's the catch-all law
against "conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline," "breach of
custom of the service" or anything "of a nature to bring discredit upon the
armed forces."
It's too bad civilians can't have a don'tt be a boor" law. Inflicting your
music on people 25 feet away is conduct "to the prejudice of good order and
discipline" of society. What about our right to be outdoors without having to
sample, even momentarily, a passing motorist's execrable taste in popular
entertainment?
Alas, some things are in the ear of the beholder, not definable in the
Florida Statutes. Almost 40 years ago, the Florida Supreme Court made
one of the nation's first gay-rights rulings, striking down a law against "the
abominable and detestable crime against nature." The justices said those
words did not warn the average person which acts are abominable and de-
testable, as opposed to merely adventuresome and imaginative.
Now, the legal concept of personal privacy has swelled to include not only
personal, consensual activity, but also such offensive expressions as bum-
ing the American flag or picketing a soldier's funeral. It seems contradicto-
ry, but listening in your car to something that can be heard on the next
block is "privacy" now.
In twin appeals from Pinellas County, our highest court said the high-
volume law was "content-based" censorship because it exempted political
and commercial speech. If a circus parade can have calliopes merrily sum-
moning people to the fairgrounds, or if a candidate for governor can mount
a loudspeaker on a vehicle to call passers-by to a rally in the town square,
then you and I can cruise the streets with alleged music blasting from our
cars.
This ignores reality. In the age of Twitter and Facebook, candidates don't
use outboard loudspeakers to draw crowds. And when was the last time
you heard an ice cream truck in your neighborhood that is, one so loud
and intrusive as these rolling jukeboxes some guys like to drive?
So it's time to fight ire with ire. They offend us; we offend them. This be-
havior is most common among young males, so the solution is in the hands
of boring white guys over 60 America's largest, least-abused, most over-
privileged minority.
Forsaken by the court system, let's retaliate with loud music of our own.
Some of us will have to turn down our hearing aids, and dip into our sav-
ings to buy coffin-sized speakers and mega-watt amplifiers for our cars, and
maybe we'll have to transfer our old 33-rpm albums to CDs for dashboard
use.
No fad can survive old people getting into it. This one has been around
too long to still be a fad, but that's just because nobody fought it correctly.
Anything we start doing, pretty soon, they won't like any more.
Volume is important but that, alone, won't do it. It's our musical choices
that will make the kids stop this stuff.
That's right, I'm talking Mantovani music. Pat Boone, The Kingston Trio,
Andy Williams, Perry Como (and not just his annual Christmas favorites). If
college-aged drivers don't turn it down fast enough, we may have to dig
some Mitch Miller sing-alongs out of the attic. And don't think I won't resort
to Lawrence Welk.
Eventually, when enough people who remember Nixon do it, the kids will
decide maxxing out the volume is not sufficiently shocking any more. Peace
and tranquility will return to our streets.
But we're not finished then. Next, the geezer coalition will start walking
around with our pants sagging down below our hips, and pretty soon....
Bill Cotterell is a retired Capitol reporter who worked for United Press In-
ternational and the Tallahassee Democrat. He can be contacted at billcot
terell@gmail.com.
Florida Voices

LETTERS
Sanctity of human life suffers a fatal blow
Editor:
President Obama shed tears over the massacre of 20 little children
in the Sandy Hook Elementary School. We also sorrow.
Since Roe vs. Wade, the sanctity of human life has suffered a fatal
blow. Those women who feel they are "punished with a baby" the
president should be free to kill it by means of sundry murderous tech-
niques performed by taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood. A convic-
tion to which he says he will not yield.
Should not true sorrow be evidenced by a change of heart resulting
in a conduct that leads to efforts for saving and protecting human life
both inside and outside the womb where life begins?
John V. Koontz
St. Petersburg

Gun control not the answer
Editor:
More stringent gun control is not the answer to preventing the
senseless mass murdering which is becoming more prevalent in our
country. The answer points to more responsible behavior. It's time to
insist that the relatives and psychiatrists of nutcases take their head
out of the sand and either drug them or lock them up. Society does not
deserve otherwise.
Lil Cromer
Belleair

Patriot groups side with conservatives
Editor:
A recent article in our local newspaper associated the Tea Party with
anti-government groups, Libertarians and subversive groups and the
newspaper will not allow us to contest these falsehoods.
Therefore, I would like to say for the record, the Tea Party believes in
God, Country and the Constitution. We also believe in less govern-
ment, less taxes and a strong national defense.
In addition, the newspaper accuses our Tea Party group of support-
ing the removal of fluoride in the drinking water in Pinellas County,
when in fact, we did not take a stance on this issue. However, a Liber-


tarian group from North Pinellas County did support the removal of
fluoride in the drinking water.
Although we may agree with some issues of the Libertarian group,
and some Libertarians may belong to our Patriot group, we are not
Libertarians, we are Conservatives.
To learn more about the South Pinellas 912 Patriots, please go to:
WWW.
912pinellas.org.
Chuck Graham
Pinellas Park.


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A valuable tool: the kitchen timer


In organizing one's life, one must not ig-
nore the value of having one or two kitchen
timers lying about the house. These are for
sale at many outlets. Chinese workers hired
by West Bend and other companies make
them. They count up from zero, or down
from 99 hours and 59 seconds. When they
reach zero, a beeper goes off.
A timer can serve as an alarm clock. But
make sure you buy a timer with a loud
beeper. Beware of one that just clicks quiet-
ly. This can cause you to oversleep, miss an
important flight to Chicago, fail to appear
for the contract signing with a client, get
fired, lose your family and home, and end
up living in a culvert in Pasco County.
A timer can add direction to your life in
other ways. Example: If you are a normal
person living alone, you probably loathe
housekeeping, especially cleaning up the
kitchen the morning after a wild party or
even a placid evening of a spaghetti supper
followed by popcorn and TV. I used to avoid
kitchen cleanup for days. One day a health
official knocked on my door and said, "Mr.
Driver, large dogs and small children are
throwing up when they whiff the aromas
emerging from your kitchen window."
So I bought a timer. Problem solved. Now
each morning I go to the kitchen, view the
carnage and curse at it for a few minutes.
Then I estimate the amount of time it will
take me to render the kitchen spotless, or at
least tolerable. I set the timer and attack the
dirty dishes while listening to the singing of
Cat Stevens or John Prine from the iPod
perched atop the refrigerator. Within a short
time the kitchen is cleaned up and I can feel


SDriver's Seat
Bob Driver



noble. A kitchen timer helps me do that.
I time myself in other ways. The health
experts say, "If you are past 70 and remain
seated for more than 30 minutes, you will
soon die of corrugated corpsuckles. So get
up every half hour and walk, you indolent
wretch!" So I set my timer for 30 minutes
and wait for the bell to ring. When it goes off
I spring to my feet and walk to the next
town, no matter the weather.
My timer is also a writing tool. I follow a
program that recommends the writing of
Morning Pages first thing each day, even be-
fore cleaning up the dirty dishes. Morning
Pages are whatever strikes my mind at the
moment. I set my timer for 30 minutes and
write furiously about life, liberty, sex, poli-
tics, manners, language or my favorite
topic, the Boer War. When the timer
sounds, I stop writing. My definition of
"writer" is "someone who writes every day."
The timer helps me to be a writer.
A piece of travel advice: When you fly,
pack your timer in your suitcase and store
it in the cargo hold. Don't keep the timer in
your pocket or purse. If it accidentally goes
off in flight, nearby passengers will begin to
scream "terrorist!" and attack you. Airline
travelers are really touchy about ticking


sounds and ringing bells.
A timer at your side when you watch TV
can add hours of useable time to your life.
Instead of passively watching a commercial,
you set your timer to ring in four, five, six or
maybe ten minutes. Then you go off and
balance your checkbook or read a couple
chapters of "Moby Dick." Only when the
timer goes off do you return to your TV. I've
heard of students who earned their Ph.D.'s
just by studying during commercial breaks.
One of my hobbies is timing TV preach-
ers. I switch on Daystar or some other reli-
gious channel, and surf until I find Rod
Parsley, Mike Murdock, Creflo Dollar or
some other righteous spellbinder. With my
timer, I clock the number of minutes until
the evangelist (1) asks for money (usually
employing some sort of verbal hokum about
"seed" offerings), or (2) assures the audience
that he has personally talked to or heard
from God within the past week. Average
elapsed time: four minutes and thirty sec-
onds.
Some marriage counselors suggest using
a timer as a sort of sex toy. Harry says to
Agnes, "I will trade you ten solid minutes of
hootchee if you will give me ten minutes of
kootchee." (I have substituted these terms
for actual nasty and delightful sex practices
such as the Seinfeld swirl and the Tolstoy
thumb cuddle.) A timer allows each partner
to indulge in a favorite erotic diversion, but
sets specific limits by getting the show back
on the main road to downtown Minneapolis.
Bob Driver is a former columnist and edito-
rial page editor for the Cleanwater Sun. Send
him an email at tralee7l @comcast.net.


The failure to provide a safety net


It seems to take a tragedy for lawmakers,
the news media and the public to show an in-
terest in addressing the growing national cri-
sis in untreated mental illness. The recent
calamity at Sandy Hook Elementary School in
Newtown, Conn., caused millions of Ameri-
cans to question, how does something like
this happen? Weren't there warning signs?
Of course there were warning signs. The
sad truth is, in almost every tragedy like
Sandy Hook, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, cries
for help went unheeded or unfunded. Some-
times it's the person with a serious mental ill-
ness (SMI) schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,
major depression or a family member reach-
ing out to help them. In either case, their
pleas for help often fall on deaf ears or on a
mental health system that is stressed with too
much unmet need and too few resources.
Many experts on mental health lobby
Congress and state legislatures to explain the
need for treatment to deal with the large
number of people suffering with an SMI and
to warn of the potential consequences of ig-
noring that need. Due to the cost of providing
treatment and shrinking government budgets,
policy makers dismiss adequate mental
healthcare funding as something less than a
high priority.
They do this at great peril. Without treat-
ment, the mentally ill can become a danger to
themselves or others. Many end up in crowd-
ed and costly jails and prisons.
According to the Criminal Health Project,
Miami-Dade County is home to the largest
percentage of people with serious mental ill-
nesses of any urban community in the nation.
While 9.1 percent of the population has some
form of SMI, fewer than 13 percent of individ-
uals receive the proper care. As a result, law
enforcement and correctional officers have in-
creasingly become the responders to people in
crisis.
With the annual cost of incarcerating an
adult in the Florida prison system at roughly
$20,000, untreated mental illness can be a
very expensive burden on taxpayers. It's also

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a safety issue or, in the worst-case scenario, a
national tragedy.
While serving as chairman of the Senate
Criminal Justice Committee, I became an ar-
dent and vocal proponent of comprehensive
strategies developed by a task force headed by
Judge Steve Leifman of Florida's 11th Judicial
Circuit.
Judge Leifman served as special adviser on
criminal justice and mental health for the
Florida Supreme Court from 2007-2010. Dur-
ing that three-year period, Leifman's commit-
tee produced a report entitled 'Transforming
Florida's Mental Health System," which re-
ceived considerable state and national recog-
nition. The report outlines recommendations
to reduce the number of people with mental
illness in prison and to develop alternative ap-
proaches that offer treatment and support for
recovery.
The 165-page report chronicles the history
of confinement, first in jails and then in psy-
chiatric hospitals, of the mentally ill. The de-
velopment of medications led to the
community mental health movement. Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy signed a $3 billion au-
thorization to support federal legislation to
move from institutional to community-based
treatment. However, funds were never appro-
priated.
Federal lawsuits led to the deinstitutional-
ization of public mental health care. Without
funding, an adequate network was never es-
tablished to absorb these newly displaced in-
dividuals, leaving enormous gaps in
treatment and the potentially dangerous un-
treated in our communities.
Sadly, Florida ranks near dead last nation-


ally in the level of expenditures for front-end
community-based mental health services. Yet,
it ranks near the top of the list in the area of
forensic mental health services at the tail end.
The justice system is ill-suited to serve as
the safety net for the mentally ill. Our jails
and prisons have been forced to house an in-
creasing number of individuals who are un-
able to access needed and competent
community care.
The report outlines several consequences of
failure to design and implement an appropri-
ate system of community-based care for peo-
ple who experience the most severe forms of
mental illness:
Substantial and disproportionate cost
shifts from considerably less expensive, front-
end services in the public health system to
much more expensive, back-end services in
the juvenile justice, criminal justice and
forensic mental health systems;
Compromised public safety;
Increased arrest, incarceration, and crimi-
nalization of people with mental illness;
Increased police shootings of people with
mental illness;
Increased police injuries; and
Increased rates of chronic homelessness.
It shouldn't take another devastating loss of
life to spur action on a growing problem in
our society the failure to provide a safety net
to those who can be a danger in our commu-
nities if their mental illness is left untreated.
The Florida Legislature should quickly em-
brace the work of Judge Leifman and his ex-
pert task force something that we failed to
do in 2010 and each year thereafter. Let's not
be penny-wise and pound-foolish when so
many precious lives are at risk.
NOTE: The report can be found at
www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub info/doc
uments/11-14-2007_Mental_...
Paula Dockeiy was term-limited as a Repub-
lican state senator from Lakeland after 16
years in the Florida Legislature. She can be
reached at pdockery@floridavoices.com.
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Furniture consignment business opens
ST. PETERSBURG The Gypsy Queen Fine Furniture Consignment,
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Synovus names vice president
ST. PETERSBURG Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus
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Sherwood joined Synovus Bank in 2007 as branch manager of the
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Woman earns Master Bridal designation
Special Moments recently announced that Tamara Waterman has
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in South Tampa. Waterman is the Tampa Bay area's first and only
Master Bridal Consultant and one of only nine in Florida.
The Master Bridal Consultant designation is the highest level of
achievement for the Association of Bridal Consultants. Special Mo-
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Writhing skies, surging seas


Judging from the traffic on the highways and In-
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up and doing. Our U.S. economy dances for the mo-
ment, because the action is her heartbeat.
The dolphins outside your doorstep are up and
doing too. Two recent instances in particular come
to mind.
The first was when we came upon two local bot-
tlenose bulls, Scrapefin and Hi W Ski, as they
rounded a wa-
tery comer in the
somewhat som- Dolphin
nolent state of Watch
simply swim- f
ming dolphins. Ann Weaver
Then they awoke
abruptly and
sprang into action, kind of like you leaping to life as
you realize you need to buy one more Christmas
present.
Though separated by some 30 feet, they both
came across drifting horsetails, which are man-
grove seedpods resembling green-brown pencils.
Each whipped their horsetail high in the sky,
lunged after it with dramatic flair, and tossed it
again.
Horsetail tossing is neat to see, but it was partic-
ularly interesting for me to see the atypical coordi-
nation with which the two buddies alternately
tossed their horsetails: first Hi W Ski stabbing the
air with his projectile, then Scrapefin doing the
same, then Hi W Ski again, and Scrapefin again,
this time pouncing on his horsetail next to the boat.
Why did they do this? The answer zoomed up in
short order: local lady Stick. She'd swum over a mile
from her luncheon bay to join them, and it's likely
their team tossing was a competitive bid for her at-
tention before they all companionably set off side-
by-side around another watery comer.
The second instance occurred in a bay far, far
away, centered on scattered schools of death-wish
fish.


It started when we spied tall columns of white
mist against the dark silhouette of a distant man-
grove island. These columns are vaporous breaths
coming from panting dolphins that are catching
their breath after exertion. We headed over to watch
and take pictures for the federal record, Capt. John
Heidemann navigating us skillfully across the shal-
lows.
The fishermen in the skiff headed over too, but
their goal was to net as many fish as they could.
The dolphins were already there.
In the emerald seas, the fish schools they harried
looked like dark mobile mats against the lighter
sands of the sea floor. The shape of the fish schools
changed as constantly as their direction, at times
resembling round patches of seagrass and other
times surging as long sinuous ribbons before meld-
ing back into writhing oblongs again.
Curiously, we saw the same kind of supple surg-
ing that very night but instead of in emerald seas, in
pink-orange skies where a large flock of dark birds
entranced us with their flowing shape shifting
against the setting sun. No fishermen or dolphins
pursued these birds, yet they used the same behav-
ior as the frantic fish.
The fish has plenty of reasons to thrust and stab
their way across the emerald waters. A trio of hun-
gry dolphins tightened a school with coordinated
rushes bull BB and local lady DD 1 working one
side of the fish school and BB's bull buddy DD2 the
other. Mother-calf pair P and Paisley worked a dif-
ferent school entirely. Slightwin worked a third
school a distance away. In so doing, the three sets
of dolphins used a non-compete clause.
I'm being facetious about the fish having a death
wish, of course. The reality was that they were as
frantic as you or I under the same circumstances,
pursued as they were by natural enemies (hungry
dolphins) and a persistent trio of fishermen in a
small skiff weighted with lead-trimmed nets.
In their frenzied dashes, the fish often sped over
to the boats, in one case without consequence (ours)


Local bottlenose dolphin bull Scrapefin pounces on a horsetail next to the boat.


but fatal in the other case (the fishermen), like a
death wish.
When the fish zoomed past our boat, they re-
vealed that the largest of them were well over a foot
long. The dolphins had to pick out smaller fish be-
cause of the size limits of their mouths, throats and
stomachs; dolphin who fail this crucial test choke to
death.
The fishermen suffered no similar need to be se-
lective and set their nets until their boat choked
with their catch, the air ringing with their shouted


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curses or spontaneous chortles at the action.
OK, enough vicarious action. Get out there and
start some of your own! Merry Christmas!
Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal
permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration. Send her an email at dazzled@tam-
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superstore.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a
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There are however plenty of fish to be caught. Inshore anglers can
target such species as trout, bluefish and pompano in the deeper grass
flats and channel edges, to super shallow redfish that can often be
found tailing around the schools of mullet as they work their way onto
the flats.
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Scaled sardines can't be found in the huge schools as they were a
few weeks ago, but can still be chummed up and cast netted over the
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Free-lining a tail hooked shrimp with an up-current cast would be
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trout so a small split shot can be added to get the bait down.
When fishing shallower flats, the use of a float will help to keep the
bait up and out of the grass, making sure that you're still making up-
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Governor appoints Oliver to SPC board
TALLAHASSEE Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment
of Jeffrey "Dale" Oliver to the St. Petersburg College District Board of
Trustees Dec. 17.
Oliver, 53, of St. Petersburg, is the vice president of Power Grid En-
gineering LLC.
He served as vice president at Progress Energy from 2001 to 2012.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Anthony's Hospital.
Oliver received his bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of
Technology and his master's degree from Georgia State University.
His term began Dec. 17 and ends May 31, 2015.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Bank partners with school board
Fifth Third Bank recently partnered with the Pinellas County School
Board to integrate financial literacy into schools. This is estimated to
reach more than 17,000 staff members and 104,000 students.
"As educators, we have the responsibility to prepare every student
for life," said Glenton Gilzean Jr., Pinellas County School Board mem-
ber. "Financial literacy is the foundation of a secure future. We believe
that by incorporating these programs, we are providing critical life
skills and well-rounded educational opportunities that will serve Pinel-
las County graduates throughout their lives and careers."
Fifth Third Bank employees residing in Pinellas will teach and men-
tor students through the following programs, which will be initiated
under the "Foundations in Personal Finance" partnership:
Empower U This financial empowerment program for PCS teach-
ers and staff will include customized seminars, credit and finance con-
sultation and advisory services.
Young Bankers Club This 10-week summer enrichment program
teaches money basics, including the importance of saving and how ed-
ucation and career choices affect students' futures. The basic finance
and personal responsibility lessons are reinforced by field trips to a
local Fifth Third Bank Operations or Banking Center.
Teach a Student to Save Middle school students will benefit from
this one-day class that emphasizes the importance of saving and ways
to achieve financial goals.
Dave Ramsey Curriculum Geared toward high school students,
this coursework designed by financial expert, Dave Ramsey, will be in-
corporated into pre-existing classes and will teach students about the
importance of their financial futures. Through DVD lectures, a work-
book and online content, students learn the value of saving, spending
and giving. Educators can incorporate turnkey resources, including
lesson plans, tests, activities and other supplemental material. Bank
employees will serve as guest teacher-mentors throughout the school
year.

Dare to Dream winners named
CLEARWATER Ruth Eckerd Hall has announced the winners of its
first annual Dare to Dream awards. The new fundraising event was
held recently on the Main Stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall and showcased
the breadth of students trained at The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing
Arts Institute.
There were five performance categories, and each first prize scholar-
ship recipient received $3,000. The winners are as follows:
Cameron MacMillan took first place in the instrumental category,
with his performance of Gigue from Bach's Third Cello Suite in C.
Major. A 17-year-old senior at Seminole High, MacMillen maintains a
4.6 grade point average. He has studied at The Marcia P. Hoffman Per-
forming Arts Institute for five years as a member of the Pinellas Youth
Symphony and Serenade Strings Orchestra. He was awarded first
place at the FMTA District IV Concerto Competition and was a finalist
last year at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Youth Scholarships in the instrumental
category.
Jessica Sullivan, a 17-year-old senior at Palm Harbor University
High won first place in the dance category with her performance of
Terrible Things, choreographed by Beth Caprio. She maintains a 4.3
grade-point average and has studied at the Marcia P. Hoffman Per-
forming Arts Institute for four years in tap and jazz and is part of the
Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble. She is also involved with her student


Sallie House donations


Photo by CINDY MARCUM
The physical education staff and Student Council at Starkey
Elementary School in Seminole spent most of the month of
December collecting items for Salvation Army's Sallie House, a
safe haven for children who have been abused, neglected, or
abandoned. Approximately 450 to 500 books, toys, games, stuffed
animals, and clothes were donated by students, faculty, staff and
their families. Above: students, teachers and staff walk by the
donations outside.

council, is in the International Baccalaureate Program, is a volunteer
with Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and UNICEF and
is a member of both the National and English Honor Societies.
Aaron Lehrian is a 17-year-old senior at Seminole High and won
first place in the jazz category with his performance on piano of Lush
Life by Billy Strayhorn and third place in the instrumental classical
category. He maintains a 4.5 grade-point average and has studied at
The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute for two years, prima-
rily in jazz and is part of Ruth Eckerd Hall's Big Band and Jazz
Combo. Last year, he was selected as the All-State Jazz Pianist and
took first place in Walker Rising Star's instrumental category. He was
also awarded a scholarship to attend Sacramento's Trade Jazz Camp.
He can be found playing piano for his church on Sundays.
Rachel Salzman is a 17-year-old senior at East Lake High and won
first place in two categories drama, with her performance of Dog Sees
God from Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, and vocal, with her
performance of Unusual Way by Maury Yeston from the musical, Nine.
She maintains a 4.1 grade-point average and has studied at The Mar-
cia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute for more than two years, fo-
cusing on drama and voice. She is active both at the institute and
around the area in programs such the Broadway Theater Project while
also actively giving back through volunteer hours at the St. Vincent
DePaul Soup Kitchen and the Homeless Emergency Project.
Esther Schneider, a 17-year-old junior at Tampa Preparatory
School, where she maintains a 3.8 grade-point average, was voted Fan
Favorite, with her vocal performance of Done Lieta from Puccini's La
Boheme. She has studied at The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts
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of her school's chorus, studies piano and sol fege and teaches swim-
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Marilee Fricke RICHTER
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This week's top 5

"A Christmas Carol: A New Musical," through Dec. 30, at
freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at
$39. For information and tickets, visit www.freefalltheatre.com or
call 498-5205. A freeFall holiday tradition continues with Keith
Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's enchanting new musical adaptation
of the Dickens classic. With a soaring and inspirational score, and
faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens'
ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatri-
cality, lush scenery and costumes, and surprising special effects.
freeFall favorite Steven Patterson will reprise his role as Ebenezer
Scrooge. The 22-person cast also features a chorus of talented area
children.
Blast Friday featuring Molly Hatchet, Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30
p.m., in the Cleveland Street District in downtown Clearwater. The
free street festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food,
beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at
5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Blast Friday is
produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. A limited number of
VIP tickets are available in the Budweiser Platinum VIP section
priced at $25. The Budweiser Platinum VIP package includes a
general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in
front of the stage, two free Bud Platinum beers and a free slice of
pepperoni or cheese pizza from Tony's Pizza. For VIP tickets, call
791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Jacksonville's own Molly
Hatchet, an American southern metal band, has been around
since 1975. They are best known for their hit song "Flirtin' with
Disaster."
"Home Alone," part of the Capitol Theatre Film Series, Sun-
day, Dec. 30, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clear-
water. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old
boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for
their Christmas vacation. While initially relishing time by himself,
he is later greeted by two would-be burglars played by Daniel Stemrn
and Joe Pesci, leaving Kevin to defend their home. "Home Alone"
was the No. 1 film at the box office for 12 straight weeks upon its
release and was so popular, ticket sales landed it in the Guinness
Book of Records as the highest grossing live-action comedy ever.
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live, Sunday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m., at
The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at
$22.50. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Animal
lovers can experience all the excitement and education of Into the
Wild live and in person with Jack Hanna and friends. "Jungle
Jack" and his animal friends captivate audiences across the coun-
try with Into the Wild Live, presented by Nationwide Insurance. He
shares fascinating stories from his adventures and his efforts to
help preserve the creatures he loves. Through Hanna's on-the-
ground experiences at the Columbus Zoo since 1978 and his film-
ing expeditions around the world, he has decades of tales that
educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.
Salute to Vienna, Monday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $46.
Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Attendees will wel-
come the New Year with a Salute to Vienna, patterned after Vien-
na's world famous Neujahrskonzert. This festive New Year's
concert will feature a brilliant new cast of more than 75 musicians,
stellar European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. The
program will be a light-hearted blend of popular Strauss waltzes,
polkas and famous operetta excerpts from Die Fledermaus and
The Merry Widow.


Taste of Pinellas taking yearlong hiatus
ST. PETERSBURG After 26 successful years, downtown St.
Petersburg's original food and music festival is taking a break. A
Taste of Pinellas benefiting All Children's Hospital will be on hia-
tus for 2013 while organizers retool the event for future success.
During the next year, staff at All Children's Hospital will work
with community and restaurant partners to develop a plan for a
new Taste" or a similar type of event that the community will
enjoy. The goal is to have an event that brings people together to
have a good time and celebrate All Children's programs.


Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes Engelbert Humperdinck on Wednesday, Jan. 23.


Concerts


B.B. King plays Ruth Eckerd Hall; Mahaffey welcomes Natalie Cole


By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
The new year will get a musical start with the Sunshine Blues Fes-
tival, set for Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore
Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
The inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival will feature two stages and a
day of blues music. Entertainment will include performances by
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John, Walter Trout, Sonny Landreth, Joe
Louis Walker, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Matt Schofield, The Wood Broth-
ers, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Sean Chambers and Bobby Lee Rodgers.
Tickets are $49.50. Visit www.sunshinebluesfestival.com.
Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:
Capitol Theatre
Delta Rae, Thursday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.
David Bromberg, Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Gino Vannelli, Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Southside Johnny, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400
or visit www.atthecap.com.
Crowbar
Flat Stanley and Therapeutic Chokehold, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
Ebullition, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
Johnny Cakes and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso, Friday,
Jan. 18, 8 p.m.
The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or
visit www.crowbarlive.com.
Hard Rock Caf6 Tampa
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Jan. 10, 9 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe Tampa is at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,
5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-7625.
Jannus Live
Bootleg, Sunday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.
Yonder Mountain String Band, Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
Three Legged Fox, Sunday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.
Underoath, Saturday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.


Cassie and Maggie MacDonald perform Jan. 4 at St. Petersburg's
Palladium.

Pasadena, Sunday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.
Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or
visit www.jannuslive.com.
The Local 662
King Django, Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Sunday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.

The Mahaffey
The Florida Orchestra: Symphonic Shakespeare; Thursday, Jan. 3,
11 a.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Jump, Jive an'Wail; Saturday, Jan. 5, 8
p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony; Satur-
day, Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Elvis Lives, Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Michael Jackson; Friday, Jan.
18, 8 p.m.
Mavis Staples, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

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Coming attractions


Hollywood plans reboots of 'Superman,' 'Lone Ranger' while Abrams helms 'Star Trek' sequel


By LEE CLARK ZUMPE

As the curtain falls on 2012, moviegoers are eager to get a glimpse
at what next year's cavalcade of films will bring to local cinema the-
aters.
Not surprisingly, Hollywood has already begun pushing forthcoming
titles with teasers, trailers and strategically placed viral marketing
campaigns. The hype will be heavy for some of the anticipated block-
busters and armchair critics will be busy blogging predictions on
which cinematic selections will succeed and which flicks will flop.
First ... what were the best movies of 2012?
To date, the top box office moneymaker is "Marvel's The Avengers."
As of Dec. 14, the film had taken in $1.5 billion worldwide. In second
place is another comic book franchise: Warner Brothers' 'The Dark
Knight Rises" has earned just over $1 billion worldwide. The newest in-
stallment of the James Bond franchise, "Skyfall," rounds out the top
three as it has made $921 million.
Keep in mind that the Dec. 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpect-
ed Journey" will likely shake up the top 10 by the end of the year.
In 2011, four of the top 10 highest-grossing films were rated PG or
lower. This year, three animated PG films made the top 10, including
"Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
and "Brave." "The Hunger Games," rated PG-13, was directed at
younger audiences and was based on the young adult novel of the
same name by writer Suzanne Collins.
Six out of the top 10 highest-grossing films were continuations of
pre-existing franchises. Of the four films that were not sequels, three
now have sequels in the works, including "Marvel's The Avengers,"


Crossword


Across
1. Climb up and over again
8. More domineering
15. Attitudes of a culture of era (pl.)
16. Throw
17. Break into pieces (2 wds)
18. Take back
19. Continental money
20. A pint, maybe
22. Asian capital
23. Western blue flag, e.g.
24. Complain
26. Bar order
27. A.T.M. need
28. Unoccupied
30. "It's no !"
31. Slogans
33. Having winglike extensions
35. Arabic for "commander"
36. Ancient greetings
37. Free
40. Spider, e.g.
44. gestae
45. Mechanic's equipment box
47. "Aladdin" prince
48. "Hamlet" has five
50. Area of South Africa
51. Assayers' stuff
52. Sounds raucously
54. Howard of "Happy Days"
55. Gold braid
56. Indian dish with seasoned rice and meat (var.
spelling)
58. Arranged in rows
60. The alimentary canal
61. One who leads a Spartan lifestyle
62. The milling on coin edges
63. Having lost the most freshness


'The Amazing Spider-Man" and 'The Hunger Games."
Another trend this year came in the form of films re-released in 3-D
and IMAX. So far, movie-goers have been treated to re-releases of five
films, including "Beauty and the Beast," "Star Wars Episode I: The
Phantom Menace," 'Titanic," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Finding Nemo"
and "Monsters, Inc."
Some might claim the year's biggest flop was "John Carter." Disney's
perceived failure in fact made $282 million worldwide just enough to
make a modest profit above its $250 million budget. Better marketing
and franchising might have helped broaden the appeal of the film, but
Disney executives seemed determined to spend their time apologizing
to stockholders, instead.
The real 2012 underachievers include "Cloud Atlas," "Dredd," "Rock
of Ages" and "Red Tails."
So, what's around the comer? Following is a list of 25 of the most
anticipated films of 2012, grouped according to genre.

Sensational superheroes
"Iron Man 3" Release date: May 3. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his
role as billionaire playboy Tony Stark ... and his invincible alter ego,
Iron Man. This time around, old Shellhead will tangle with The Man-
darin, played by Ben Kingsley.
"Man of Steel" Release date: June 14. Henry Cavill will don Su-
perman's cape for this franchise reboot directed by Zack Snyder and
produced by Christopher Nolan best known as the director of The
Dark Knight trilogy. Early promo material suggests alienation as a
central theme. Michael Shannon will portray megalomaniac General


Horoscopes

December 27, 2012

Capricorn
December 22 January 19
Woohoo, Capricorn. It's a
brand new year, and motivation
is at an all-time high. Reach for
the stars. There is nothing you
can't accomplish this week.

Aquarius
January 20 February 18
Drat, Aquarius. Plans you
made some time ago fall through,
and you're not sure what to do
next. An old pal drops by with a
tantalizing offer. Take them up on
it.

Pisces
February 19 March 20
Perk up, Pisces. You're more
resourceful than you realize.
Look at the situation from anoth-
er angle, and a solution will arise.
Thanks will be abundant.

Aries
March 21 April 19
Go ahead and pull out all of
the stops, Aries. This could be
your one and only chance
to make an impression. A young-
ster asks a question. Be honest.

Taurus
April 20 May 20
Uh-uh-uh, Taurus. Now is not
the time to splurge on something
so frivolous. Take the plunge later
when there will be more to spare.
A relative comes calling.

Gemini
May 21 June 21
Golden Gemini. You have the
magic touch, and people around
you are starting to notice. Pre-
pare for many opportunities to
come your way, some better than
others.

Cancer
June 22 July 22
Crabby Cancer. That's what
people will think of you this week
unless you change your tune.
Take a break from the action to
refresh your spirits.

Leo
July 23 August 22
Oh boy, Leo. Lady luck is on
your side, and great changes are
in store. Go with the flow and
enjoy whatever comes your way.
A memo picks up the pace.

Virgo
August 23 September 22
Vigilance, Virgo. Pay attention
to what is going on around you,
even if it does not directly involve
you. Something is amiss, and you
need to find out what.

Libra
September 23 October 22
Confession time, Libra. What's
done is done, and the sooner you
admit to that fact and pay the
piper, the better off you will be. A
deadline is extended.

Scorpio
October 23 November 21
Shucks, Scorpio. You always
put in 110%, and everyone
knows it. Stop questioning what
more you could have done and
start focusing on what has yet to
be done.

Sagittarius
November 22 December 21
Make no mistake, Sagittarius.
There is a wrinkle, but it is not
yours to iron out. A series of mir-
acles at home gets the ball rolling
on a project of long ago.


Down
1. Proof of purchase
2. An ancient country in west-central Italy
3. Using something jointly or in turns
4. Coconut palms
5. Says "When?"
6. Basic unit of money in Romania
7. Trellis on which ornamental shrubs grow flat
8. News office
9. moment"
10. Literally, "king"
11. Bubbly drinks
12. To settle a problem through discussion (2 wds)
13. Champion
14. Having finished one's active working life
21. Amount to make do with
24. A spoken blessing
25. Agonizing work
28. Calculus calculation
29. Bumper sticker word
32. Affranchise
34. Wednesday
36. 25th U.S. state
37. Long-handled device to grasp hard-to-reach
items
38. To lie back or down
39. Ancient fertility goddess
40. A chorus line
41. Recount
42. Inflammation of the small intestines
43. Analyze
46. Move forward by rowing
49. Enclosed in a pigpen
51. Architectural projection
53. Delhi dress
55. Boat in "Jaws"
57. "Smoking or ?"
59. "C' la vie!"


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8


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numbers from one to nine.


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from last week
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Crossword
answers
from last week


'The Wolverine" Release date: July 26. Hugh Jackman continues
to portray the character in the next installment of the X-Men family
franchise. Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont
and Frank Miller, the film will follow Logan to Japan where he con-
fronts a mysterious figure from his past.
'Thor: The Dark World" Release date: Nov. 8. When a mysterious
enemy older than the universe itself threatens the Nine Realms, the
God of Thunder must intervene. Goldilocks is portrayed once again by
Chris Hemsworth, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Christopher Ec-
cleston joining the fray as Malekith the Accursed.

Startling sci-fi
"Star Trek into Darkness" Release date: May 17. J.J. Abrams will
boldly go back to the franchise he rebooted in 2009. Kirk, Spock,
McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew return to find the Earth in
chaos after an attack by a seemingly unstoppable force.
"Pacific Rim" Release date: July 12. First, there will be monsters,
kaiju-style. Second, there will be giant robots fighting to save humani-
ty. Third, there will be scenes of devastation and destruction. Sounds
like an impending big-budget bomb, except for one thing: "Pacific Rim"
is directed Guillermo del Toro, the genius behind "Pan's Labyrinth."
Fingers are crossed.
"Elysium" Release date: Aug. 9. Neill Blomkamp is back! For
those who've already forgotten the name, Blomkamp co-wrote and di-
rected "District 9," the critically 2009 science fiction thriller emphasiz-
ing themes of social segregation and xenophobia. Set in 2159,
"Elysium" sounds like another sociological sci-fi outing. The world has
been broken down into two classes: a handful of wealthy elite who live
on a pristine man-made space station orbiting the planet ... and the
impoverished masses who live on an overpopulated, polluted earth.
"Ender's Game" Release date: Nov. 1. Based on the novel of the
same name by Orson Scott Card, the film will follow Andrew "Ender"
Wiggin as he is shipped off to an advanced military school in space to
prepare for an imminent alien invasion.

Fabulous fantasy
"Jack the Giant Slayer" Release date: March 1. The classic fairy
tale gets Hollywood treatment as a young farmhand inadvertently
rekindles an ancient feud between humans and giants.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful" Release date: March 8. The film's
premise is, obviously, suggested by L. Frank Baum's 1900 book as
well as the 1939 film starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. This time
around, though, looks like Dorothy's out of the picture. Director Sam
Raimi directs the film which tells the tale of a Kansas magician swept


See COMING ATTRACTIONS, page 4B


CONCERTS, from page 1 B
Natalie Cole, Sunday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.
China National Symphony, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet; Friday,
Jan. 25, 10 a.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet; Saturday,
Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or
visit www.themahaffey.com.

The Palladium at St. Petersburg College
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Hospitality, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
Southern Hospitality, Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Calidore String Quartet, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Nicki Parrot and Rossano Sportiello, Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Lauren Mitchell Band, Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m.
The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St.
Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.

Ruth Eckerd Hall
B.B. King, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Jump, Jive anWail; Sunday, Jan. 6, 7:30
p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony; Sun-
day, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Natalie Merchant, Friday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m.
Kansas, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Engelbert Humperdinck, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
The New York Tenors, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet; Sunday,
Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call
791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Skipper's Smokehouse
Marcia Ball, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m.
Greensky Bluegrass, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
Orquesta Infinidad, Sunday, Jan. 6, 5 p.m.
Todd Snider, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
Ryan Montbleau Band, Sat. Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Selwyn Birchwood Band, Sunday, Jan. 13, 5 p.m.
Missy Raines and the New Hip, Sunday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m.
Trinity 7, Sunday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m.
Town Mountain, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.
Skipper's Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-
971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.

State Theatre
Chief Keef, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
Black Veil Brides Church of the Wild Ones Tour, Monday, Jan. 14,
7 p.m.
Galactic, Friday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m.
Kris Allen, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.
Emilie Autumn, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
The Hello Sequence, Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045
or visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com.

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Florida Orchestra: Jump, Jive anWail; Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m.
The Florida Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony; Friday,
Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
New Directions Veterans Choir, Sunday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m.
Dudu Fisher, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m.
Richard Thompson, Monday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing
Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. Maclnnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-
229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.

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Opening this week

Tarantino's 'Django Unchained,' 'Les Miserables' hit area theaters


Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE
A number of new movies will
hit theaters this week, including
the following films opening in
wide release:

'Django Unchained'
Genre: Action and western
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio,
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz,
Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald
McRaney, Dennis Christopher,
Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey,
Don Johnson, Kerry Washington,
Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom
Wopat, James Remar, James
Russo, Todd Allen and Jonah Hill
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Rated: R
Set in the South two years be-
fore the Civil War, "Django Un-
chained" stars Academy
Award-winner Jamie Foxx as
Django, a slave whose brutal his-
tory with his former owners lands
him face-to-face with German-
born bounty hunter Dr. King
Schultz (Academy Award-winner
Christoph Waltz).
Schultz is on the trail of the
murderous Brittle brothers, and
only Django can lead him to his
bounty. The unorthodox Schultz
acquires Django with a promise
to free him upon the capture of
the Brittles dead or alive. Suc-
cess leads Schultz to free Django,
though the two men choose not
to go their separate ways. In-
stead, Schultz seeks out the
South's most wanted criminals
with Django by his side. Honing
vital hunting skills, Django re-


Photo courtesy of I HE WEINS I IN COMPANY
Christoph Waltz, left, stars as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in
"Django Unchained."


mains focused on one goal: find-
ing and rescuing Broomhilda
(Kerry Washington), the wife he
lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz's search
ultimately leads them to Calvin
Candle (Academy Award-nominee
Leonardo DiCaprio), the propri-
etor of "Candyland," an infamous
plantation. Exploring the com-
pound under false pretenses,
Django and Schultz arouse the
suspicion of Stephen (Academy
Award-nominee Samuel L.
Jackson), Candie's trusted house
slave. Their moves are marked,
and a treacherous organization
closes in on them. If Django and
Schultz are to escape with
Broomhilda, they must choose
between independence and soli-
darity, between sacrifice and sur-


vival...
'Les Miserables'
Genre: Musical epic
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell
Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda
Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron
Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena
Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron
Cohen
Director: Tom Hooper
Rated: PG-13
"Les Miserables" is the motion-
picture adaptation of the beloved
global stage sensation seen by
more than 60 million people in 42
countries and in 21 languages
around the globe and still break-
ing box-office records everywhere
in its 27th year.
Helmed by The King's Speech's
Academy Award-winning director,


Tom Hooper, the Working
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duction stars Hugh Jackman,
Oscar winner Russell Crowe,
Anne Hathaway, Amanda
Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron
Tveit, Samantha Barks, with He-
lena Bonham Carter and Sacha
Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of
19th-century France, "Les Mis-
erables" tells an enthralling story
of broken dreams and unrequited
love, passion, sacrifice and re-
demption a timeless testament
to the survival of the human spir-
it. Jackman plays ex-prisoner
Jean Valjean, hunted for decades
by the ruthless policeman Javert
(Crowe) after he breaks parole.
When Valjean agrees to care for
factory worker Fantine's (Hath-
away) young daughter, Cosette,
their lives change forever.

'Parental Guidance'
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Mi-
dler, Marisa Tomei and Bailee
Madison
Director: Andy Fickman
Rated: PG
Old school grandfather Artie,
who is accustomed to calling the
shots, meets his match when he
and his eager-to-please wife
Diane agree to babysit their three
grandkids when their type-A heli-
copter parents go away for work.
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Clearwater
"Home Alone," part of the Capitol Theatre Film
Series, Sunday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre,
405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $5. Call
791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The film stars
Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-
old boy who is mistakenly left behind when his fam-
ily flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. While
initially relishing time by himself, he is later greeted
by two would-be burglars played by Daniel Stern
and Joe Pesci, leaving Kevin to defend their home.
"Home Alone" was the No. 1 film at the box office for
12 straight weeks upon its release and was so popu-
lar, ticket sales landed it in the Guinness Book of
Records as the highest grossing live-action comedy
ever.
"Move Over Mrs. Markham," by Ray Cooney
and John Chapman, Jan. 10 through March 3, pre-
sented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre at the Italian-
American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road,
Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through
Sunday, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thurs-
days and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Admis-
sion is $32 plus tax and includes dinner and the
show. For reservations, call 446-5898 or visit
www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
Delta Rae, Thursday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the
Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Tickets start at $20. Call 791-7400 or visit
www.atthecap.com. Currently featured as VHI's
You Oughta Know Artist on the Rise, Delta Rae is
the pride of Durham, N.C. The six-person unit fea-
tures three siblings (Brittany, Ian and Eric H6lljes)
along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and
Grant Emerson. Together, they create a sound rich
in Carolina soul with hypnotizing four-part boy/girl
harmonies. Think Americana meets alternative
meets bluegrass meets pop. The band puts on an
incredible live performance and has headlined
shows to sold-out crowds across the country and
played several shows at SXSW in Austin 2012.
Delta Rae's debut album "Carry The Fire" was re-
leased in June 2012.
David Bromberg, Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., at


the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Tickets start at $29. Call 791-7400 or visit
www.atthecap.com. Bromberg's range of material,
based in the folk and blues idioms, continually ex-
panded with each new album to encompass blue-
grass, ragtime, country and ethnic music, and his
touring band has grown apace. By the mid-'70s, the
David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a
violinist, and several multi-instrumentalists, includ-
ing Bromberg himself. With the release of 'Try Me
One More Time," his 2007 solo return to the studio,
Bromberg continued his musical revitalization, play-
ing shows on his own, backed by Angel Band, his
own David Bromberg Quartet, and reunions of the
David Bromberg Big Band. His latest release, "Use
Me," features Bromberg collaborating with friends
including John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Tim
O'Brien, Vince Gill, Widespread Panic, Dr. John,
Keb' Mo' and others.

Largo
Richard Lustig, Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at
the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. Tickets are $16.50. Call 587-6793. Lustig
has been featured on 'The Rachael Ray Show," 'The
Learning Channel," "Good Morning America," 'The
Today Show" and many other TV networks around
the world. He also has been recognized by "Ripley's
Believe it Or Not." Lustig will share his secrets and
educate attendees on how to increase their chances
to win the lottery.
The Rat Pack Now, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at
the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793. At-
tendees will relive the swing, swagger and sophisti-
cated fun of those "ring-a-ding-ding" days with the
best Frank-Dean-Sammy act since the originals
played the Sands. This Rat Pack Trio, accompanied
by their three-piece band, has perfected the voices,
mannerism and banter that kept crowds enthralled
until the "wee hours of the morning" back in the
'60s.
A Tribute to the King featuring Elvis tribute
artist Dwight Icenhower, Sunday, Jan. 6, at the


Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. Tickets start at $15.50. Call 587-6793. Pre-
sented by DT Productions, performances will in-
clude an intimate gospel show at 2 p.m.; and a live
band show with the Blue Suede Review Band at 7
p.m. Attendees will celebrate the King's 77th birth-
day with "King of the World" Grand Champion
Dwight Icenhower. Icenhower performs across the
country and has toured in Japan and England. His
54 first-place wins in Elvis competitions are un-
precedented.
Tom Rush, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., at the Largo
Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit
www.largoarts.com. Rush's impact on the American
music scene has been profound. He helped shape
the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of
the '80s and '90s. His music has left its stamp on
generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Har-
ris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Rush as
major influences.
The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue,
Saturday, Jan. 12, 4 and 8 p.m., at the Largo Cul-
tural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets
start at $34.50. Call 587-6793. The 5th Dimension
is known for its soulful sophistication and smooth
harmonies with a touch of class. The group has re-
ceived 14 gold records, six platinum records and six
Grammy Awards with multi-million selling hits in-
cluding "Up, Up, and Away," "One Less Bell to An-
swer," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Stone Soul Picnic"
and "Aquarius."

North Redington Beach
Holiday Opera Luncheon, Friday, Dec. 28,
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Wine Cellar Restau-
rant, 17307 Gulf Blvd. N., North Redington Beach.
Cost is $35. Call 391-2658. The Richard Wagner
Society of Florida will present an operatic perform-
ance. RSVP is required by Dec. 23.

Ozona
Exhibit featuring the work of Kathy Pollak,
through Dec. 30, at The Royal Heron Art Gallery,


408 Orange St., Ozona. Pollak's featured work will
include miniature art, children's books and sculpted
dolls. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5
p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Elaine
Schilp at 871-3051.

Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park Orchestra, Sunday, Jan. 6, 7:30
p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center,
4951 78th Ave. Admission is free but donations are
encouraged. Call Dick VanDommelen at 415-9650
or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com.
"Fragile Fate," by Lloyd Lewis, Jan. 11-27, at
Venue Ensemble Theatre, presented at Venue Ac-
tors Studio, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Call
822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. Per-
formances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Mati-
nees are Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A
portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to
a benefit organization.
Pinellas Park Orchestra, Sunday, Feb. 3, 7:30
p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center,
4951 78th Ave. Admission is free but donations are
encouraged. Call Dick VanDommelen at 415-9650
or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com.

St. Pete Beach
Art of the Season, through Dec. 31, at Vincent
William Gallery, 320 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. The
show will feature more than 40 local artists exhibit-
ing art for the holidays. Gallery hours are Monday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is
free. Call 363-0598 or visit www.Vincen-
tWilliamGallery.com.
St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, Sat-
urday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, on Corey Avenue
and Gulf Boulevard in downtown St. Pete Beach.
The juried outdoor craft showcase will feature origi-
nal crafts handmade in America. Unique and afford-
able gift items will be available for purchase from
150 crafters from 30 different states. All participat-
ing crafters will be on site for the duration of the fes-
tival.


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off to Oz. Raimi fans will be pleased to note the inclusion of longtime
Raimi collaborator Bruce Campbell in the cast, playing Gore, the Dark
Wizard.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Release date: Aug. 16. Sur-
prise! A sequel to "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning
Thief." Logan Lerman will reprise his role as Percy Jackson, the
demigod son of Poseidon. Interestingly, Mark Hamill (of "Star Wars"
fame) will portray Tantalus.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Release date: Dec. 13.
Bilbo will continue his journey toward the Lonely Mountain where he
and his companions will face the Dragon Smaug.

Amazing action
"A Good Day to Die Hard" Release date: Feb. 7. It's been five
years since John McClane (Bruce Willis) yippee ki-yayed. This time,
the setting is Russia. McClane's son Jack gets into trouble in Moscow.
John arrives just in time to get caught up in a terrorist plot.
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" Release date: March 29. The G.I. Joe Team
faces Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving the Cobra Com-
mander. Helping the team take back the world and defeat Cobra is the
original G.I. Joe, General Joseph Colton, played by Bruce Willis.
"Fast and Furious 6" Release date: May 24. The cast of "Fast
Five" returns for another heist. Filming locations include London, the






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'The Lone Ranger" Release date: July 3. Johnny Depp stars as
Tonto. Further commentary is probably unnecessary.

Fun for the family
"Monsters University" Release date: June 21. This prequel to
"Monsters, Inc." follows rivals James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voiced by
John Goodman) Michael "Mike" Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as
they attend college and prepare for careers at Monsters, Inc.
"Despicable Me 2" Release date: July 3. Gru and his three girls
return. This time they'll face an as-yet unnamed nemesis, voiced by Al
Pacino.
"Epic" Release date: May 24. Based loosely on William Joyce's
children's book 'The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," a teenage
girl is transported into a secret world filled with whimsical characters.
She must help them save their world in a battle between good and evil.
"Frozen" Release date: Nov. 27. Disney's next big animation proj-
ect is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow
Queen." The film will feature the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Men-
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jamboree.
"Evil Dead" Release date: April 12. The filmmakers behind this
remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult horror classic "Evil Dead" aren't ex-
actly modest: They have billed it as "the most terrifying film you will
ever experience." Of course, the director of the remake Fede Alvarez -
was selected by Raimi, who co-wrote and co-produced the film. If the
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worker who travels the world interviewing survivors of the pandemic.
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also wrote 'The Zombie Survival Guide."

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Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Baz Luhrmann known for "William
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Location With Two Boat Lifts. Visit
www.HarborBluffsWaterfront.com
$2,485,000. Kerryn Ellson,
Coastal Properties Group,
(727)408-4888.



SAND KEY, Bayside Gardens IV.
1 BR/1.5BA Condo, Ground Level.
Recent updates/ upgrades,
$195,000. John Doran Realty
(727)447-9579.



Belleair Bluffs, WATERFRONT
CONDO, Drastically Reduced.
Million Dollar View! NOT 55+
Building. Beautiful Spacious
2BR/2BA, Private Garage, Walk-in
Closets. Great Value $199,900.
Contact Cindy Kisida
Keller Williams Gulfside
(727)466-7344.


GULF BLVD. #205
$348,400. Impressive 2BR/2BA,
On the Gulf. New kitchen
appliances, W/D, AC. Zen maple
flooring/ tile. John Noell, Holland
Associates (727)434-1673.

SEMINOLE GARDENS
BUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT
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BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE
COMPLEX
1 BR/1BA 874 sq. ft.
3rd Floor, Elevator, 55+,
Furnished, Updated Bath
$25,900
2BR/1BA, 874 sq. ft.
Furnished, Carport,
55+, Updated
$39,900

Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
Cassius L. Peacock, Realtor
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1 BR/1BA, 704SF
Lake View! Remodeled!
Ceramic Tile, Sunroom.
Next to pool, Nice!!
$24,900

Lynn Evans, Realtor
(727)542-4243
Prudential Tropical Realty


SEMINOLE GARDENS!
Popular Complex With Tons
of Amenities!
www.SeminoleGardens.org
1 BR/1BA, 704SF
Lake View! Remodeled!
Ceramic Tile, Sunroom.
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Lynn Evans, Realtor
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Best View, Best Location,
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Tara Cay, South Village, 3BR/4BA
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unit, 2,174SF. Pristine condition
throughout. Balconies on the 2nd
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deck, on canal w/access to the In-
tracoastal and community boat
docks. Newer A/C, updated appli-
ances, tankless water heater,
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Sophie Anastasio,
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Gorgeous 2BR/2BA/2CG,
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floors, granite countertops.
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Walk to Mall. $177,000.
John Noell, Holland Associates,
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GLENWOOD ESTATES:
5 Star, Land Owned.
All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP, Furnished.
$170/Month Maintenance.
12501 Ulmerton Rd.
Brochures Available.
#5- 2/2/2, Lake View, 72,888.
#8- 2/2/2, Water View,
$89,888.
#91- 2/2/2CP,$ 59,888.
#195 2/2/2CP, Many Upgrades,
$74,888
#229 2/2/2CP, $62,888.
#237- 2/2/2CP, Waterview,
$97,888.
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IMapp Realty Group

FURNISHED, 2BR/1 BA/Carport,
Double-wide, enclosed porch. Ap-
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rent includes water, garbage,
lawn. Central A/C. Lakefront, 55+
park. No pets. $4,900.
(727)519-5810.

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Brochures Available.
#195 2/2/2, Many Upgrades, $74,888.
#5 2/2/2, Lake View, $72,888.
#8 2/2/2, Water View, $89,888.
#91 2/2/2, $59,888.
#229 2/2/2, $62,888
#237 2/2/2, Water View, $97,888.

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LAMPLIGHT VILLAGE MHP, 55+
1BR/1BA. Carport, screened
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move-in ready. $4,000.
(813)789-1256

LARGO, OAKCREST MHP, D/W,
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LARGO 2BR/1 BA, FIREPLACE
All Utilities Included. $950/Month,
First/Last. (727)586-2419,
(727)586-1566.

LARGO, 2BR/1BA
Large screened porch, near
Medical Center & West Bay.
$760/month includes W/S/G.
(727) 581-5221

PINELLAS PARK, 2BR/1BA
Quiet neighborhood. $800/month
plus first, last, security.
(727)526-3103 or (727)479-6812



Corner Lot, Room For Boat/ RV.
$900/Mo. Shipwatch Realty, Inc.
www.ShipWatchRealty.com
(727)596-6508.



SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, 1,750SF.
Fairway Villas, Bardmoor Golf
Course. Very Nice Ground Floor
End Unit, High Ceiling, Porch,
Pool, Spa, Fully Furnished &
Equipped. $1,400/Mo. Annual.
$2,400/Mo. Seasonal. Plus Secu-
rity. (727)492-4750

SEMINOLE, ST. PETE AREA
2BR/2BA,1,350SF, end unit.
Updated. NewA/C, heat. Covered
parking, elevator, gated security.
Many amenities. Non-smoking.
Seasonal $1400/MO + security.
Annual rate available.
(859)492-0010.


BEST UNIT IN SEMINOLE
Gardens, 2BR/2BA, 55+,
Completely Remodeled, Near
Shopping, No pets, Non-smoking.
$875/Month includes water/sewer,
cable. Robert G. Castles, Realtor
(727)595-8229
BEST VALUE IN SHIPWATCH!
Rare 3BR/2BA/1CG, Storm
Shutters, Small Pet, $1,300/Mo.
www.ShipwatchRealty.com
Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508
CLEARWATER, BAY OAKS
1BR, 2nd Floor Unit, W/D
Hookups, Carport, Heated Pool,
No Pets. $625/Month Includes
W/S/T +Cable. Rainbow Property
Management (727)446-9633
NEW ATLANTIS: 1 BR/1 BA, MILE
To Beach! Heated Pool, Jacuzzi,
Tennis, Gated. $650/Month. Call
Kerry, (704)996-1962.
SEMINOLE GARDENS
1BR/1 BA, 608SF, 55+, Unit,
Ground Floor. New Floors!
$600/Month-Yearly.
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
(727)397-2534
SEMINOLE GARDENS
1BR/1 BA, 874SF, 55+,
Water View, 2nd Floor
WOW $675/Month-Yearly.
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
(727)397-2534
SEMINOLE GARDENS 55+
2BR/1BA $725/Month. Just
Remodeled, New Windows on
Porch overlooking Lake, 1,012SF,
Bill (727)397-5512,
(727)641-6681.
SEMINOLE SQUARE 1BR/1BA
First Floor, 55+, Close: Beach,
Bus, Shopping. Cable. Updated,
No Pets. $630/Month, 1-Month
Security. (727)394-2915.

SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU,
Newly Remodeled. Modern
Condo. 2BR/2BA, 1,200sf, 3rd
Floor, Elevator. 55+, Gated
community. Resort Style Living.
$925/Month. (727)385-7718.
SHIPWATCH 3BR/2BA/1CG
Villa, 2nd Floor Stairs, Gated,
W/D, Screened Balcony,
$1,400/Month. Annual Only. Best
Beach Rentals. (727)398-1200.


CLEARWATER, 1 BR/1 BA
Private estate, pool. All utilities
included. Near Intracoastal, golf,
busline. $760/ month.
(727)581-5221
CLEARWATER: STUDIOS
Starting at $179/Week. No
security, No credit check. Free
WiFi access. Pets OK. MOVE IN
TODAY!! (727)445-7134.
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LARGE STUDIO: NEAR LARGO
Medical Hospital on Indian Rocks
Rd, Water Views. $750/Mo. Annu-
ally, $1,000/Mo. Seasonal, In-
cludes Utilities. (727)593-7730.
MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs
& Efficiencies. Fully Equipped.
Weekly. No Pets.
Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130.
MOVE-IN TODAY
Studio apartments starting
$179/week. Open 24/7. No credit
check. No security deposit. Free
local phone calls, WiFi. Pets okay.
(727)446-6560.
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SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
1BR Standard, Furnished.
2BR/2BA, $875/Mo. Winter
Rentals. No Pets. Nonsmokers
Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A.,
Broker. (727)595-8229
www.SeminoleGarden.com
BELLEAIR BLUFFS
Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor.
New Carpet. Overlooking Pool &
Courtyard, 1 block from shopping
& Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr.
(727)483-4853.
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR/2BA units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated.
Across from police, rec center.
(727)365-6821.
DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER,
1 BR. Close To Bus Terminal.
$490/Month. Call Bob,
(727)515-0994.

AFFORDABLE & CLEAN!
Largo 1 BR, $145/Wkly or
$595/Mo. Clearwater Studio,
$425/Mo. Dunedin: Room,
$85/Wkly, On Bus Line. Some
Free Utilities. Call Or Click
586-2412.com
DUNEDIN'S Best Kept Secret!
1-2BR, $299 move-in special.
Pet Friendly, Sparkling pool.
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NOW ACCEPTING FAMILIES
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CALL TODAY!!! (727)399-2500


LARGO, TWO APARTMENTS
AVAILABLE. 2BR/1BA/1CG
Second floor. $850/Month.
+Security. 1BR/1BA/1CG,
$750/Month + Security. Pets OK.
Anne Martello Realtor.
(727)463-1804.
LARGO: 1 BR/1BA, BEAUTIFUL
Landscaped Courtyard, W/D.
Petless. $750/Month, First, Last.
$200 Security. Includes All Util.
(727)586-1566 Or (727)586-2419.
LARGO: VERY CLOSE TO
Transportation, Shopping,
Hospital. 1BR/1BA, $600/month,
2BR/1 BA, $650/month, 2BR/2BA,
$700/month. (727)280-6001.


INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages.
1-2BRs starting at:
$395/week +tax (January)
$595/week +tax (February/ March)
Steps to Gulf Beach.
Pet Friendly. (727)595-8013.
www.SunshineCozyCottages.com.
FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED
1-5 Bedrooms
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
(727)593-0744, (800)655-0744


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Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos
Starting at $915
Call us today and start your move
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727-392-0753 I

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Island. 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished,
800SF Plus 200SF Balcony. Walk
To Beach. No Dogs. $800/Mo.
Call Ken, (828)406-6194.
TREASURE ISLAND
1 BR/2BA, No Smoking/ Pets.
Pool. $800/Month +First/ Sec.
All Utilities Included.
Available Immediately!
(727)367-2727.
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1 BA.
Great Water View! Unfurnished,
Pool, Laundry, 1,140SF, Balcony.
No Pets. $950/Mo. (727)743-3242.
TREASURE ISLAND, 2BR/1BA
Unfurnished Apt. Near Publix &
Beach. Across From Park.
$950/Mo. Call (727)432-9862.



MADEIRA BEACH CONDO
55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual lease only.
No pets. Non-smoking.
$1,400/month. (727)391-6407.

REDINGTON SHORES YACHT &
Tennis Club. 3BR/3BA. All
amenities. Long or short term.
Available immediately! $2,200/
month + first/ last/ security.
(352)258-5925



SAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH
Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos
Available 1-12 Months.
Florida Dreams RE Sales &
Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774.


KAPOK GRAND:
Luxury Townhouse.
2BR/2.5BA/1CG, Ceramic, W/D,
Pool, Gym. Near Madeira Beach.
$1,295/Month, Annual.
(727)656-6331.

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NEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira
Beach, 1BR, $555/Month +$300
Security, Includes W/S/G, Cable.
Pets OK. (727)393-1628.



NEAR LARGO CENTRAL PARK,
2BR, C/H/A, Nice Condition,
Carport, W/D Hook-ups, Smoke
Free, Credit Check, $675/Month,
(727)584-6283.

LARGO/SEMINOLE, 10179
106th Avenue N. 1BR/1 BA,
$600/Month, W/S/T Included,
Immediate Occupancy.
(727)738-1516.

LARGO: 2BR/1BA, UNFURN.
New Tile, Large Kitchen, W/D
Hook-Up, Petless. $750/Month,
Annual. Best Beach Rentals.
(727)398-1200.


1027 THIRD AVE. SW.
2BR/1 BA/1CP
$750/month. Open floor plan,
Large backyard. Small pets ok.
Deposit: $750. John Noell, Holland
Associates, (727)434-1673.



LARGE PRIVATE MOBILE Home
to share with Gentlemen age
65-75. 2 Private Bedrooms, 2 Pri-
vate Bathrooms. TV, W/D, Kitchen
Privileges. Own Car, Reference,
No Smoking or Drinking.
$275/Month. (727)584-8926.

SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable
Included. Deposit, References,
ID Required. From $140/Week.
(727)547-1199.

SEMINOLE, Heartbreak House,
Quiet, Furnished, Share house,
Pool, Cable W/D, No smoking/
Illegal drugs. $120/Week and up.
Utilities Included. B.G.C.
(727)331-3935.



BELCHER RD. S. OF EAST BAY
Professional Office Condo,
1,500 SF. $1,400/Mo. End Unit.
(727)530-3535

NEWLY RENOVATED, TWO
offices/ connecting door. Includes
shared signage, parking lot, lobby,
kitchen, restrooms and server/
phone room. $750 plus electric.
John (727)631-5900.

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE
From $429 Per Month.
Ample Parking. Madeira Beach.
(727)641-6465.



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Experienced with Alzheimer's,
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NEWLY RENOVATED, TWO offices/ connecting door. Includes
shared signage, parking lot, lobby, kitchen, restrooms, and server/
phone room. $750 plus electric. John (727)631-5900.
BELCHER RD. S. OF EAST BAY Professional Office Condo,
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car insurance.
tampabay.com/distributor
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Very Good Condition. $60.
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MAGIC CHEF REFRIGERATOR,
Apartment Size. $75.
(727)386-4934.


A BRAND NEW Queen Mattress,
$79. New In Plastic. Must Sell!
Can Deliver. (727)667-8288.
BRAND NEW, CHERRY 5-PIECE
Queen Bedroom Set; Headboard,
Frame, Dresser, Mirror, Night-
stand, $295. (727)667-8288.


DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
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Call Bob, (727)204-0478


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1 brown eye, 2 years old.
(727)485-6577.


FORD, 1997, STATION WAGON,
111512 60,000 miles. White. Runs Good.
$1,400. (727)582-9202.
1997 MADZA, SPORTS 4/Wheel
Drive, FM Stereo, DVD Player.
Recent A/C, Brakes. Reasonable
Price. (727)517-0878


WHEELCHAIR Conversion Van
1999 Dodge Caravan. 10" lowered
floor, 10" lowered doors. Power
fold-out ramp and tie downs.
$6,495. (727)644-6101


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(727)595-9393


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WET SLIPS FOR RENT
From 25'-55'. Sail Or Power. Easy
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Ample Parking. $7.55/Foot.
(727)641-6465.


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photos. (727)391-1551


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Seminole. (727)391-2919. We
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decor, knickknacks, etc. Excellent
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Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs,
Doors, Moldings, etc.
44 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811.
CRC057276

DONE RIGHT CARPENTRY
Rotted wood replaced, doors,
drywall, molding, repairs,
Finish Carpenter. Serving Pinellas
27 years. Lic#C-5826. Insured.
(727)443-5822.

WERTHMAN MODERNIZATION
Termite damage, drywall, texture,
move walls, interior remodel.
30+ years' experience.
C-5875. (727)686-3109.



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30/Yrs. Finish Carpenter
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Coffered Ceilings, Mantles, Book-
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Total Renovations.
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3 ROOMS $75, Deep Cleaning,
Low-Moisture Method, Fast
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On The Spot. (727)479-5223


CARPET REPAIRS BY TOM
Over 30-Years' Exp. in Pinellas.
Installation Available. Free Est.
(727)599-1135 (727)588-1591


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Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood
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Service. Credit-cards accepted.
20-Years' Experience.
(727)527-1359.
CARPET CLEANING
DIVISION, (727)527-1088.



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(727)446-3550
Established 1979



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REFERENCES AVAILABLE
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FREE ESTIMATES.
If CLEAN Is What You Want,
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When You Call Georgette.
(727)391-7866.


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Superior Cleaning.
Residential, foreclosures, move-in/
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(727)565-9280.
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Licensed/ Insured/ Bonded,
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Gift certificates available.
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(727)254-1950.
Husband & Wife Cleaning Team
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Rentals. Quality Guaranteed.
Bonded, References.
(727)403-8051.
SWISS TOUCH CLEANING
Probably Not The Cheapest,
Absolutely The Best!
Serving Pinellas 14 Years.
(727)536-7673


MARK EVANS COMPUTERS
The foremost Experts that local IT
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Largo 727-471-9000
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Refurbished Computers, Laptops.
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Onsite service available.


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Contractor, #CGC036131.
Quality Work, Reasonable Rates.
40-Years' Experience.
(727)393-7697, (727)459-8177

CAVEMAN

CONCRETE
Complete Concrete, Block &
Paver Work. Driveways,
Sidewalks, Patios. Residential/
Commercial. David Will,
(727)459-9710. #C10222.
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20+ Years' Experience. Quality
Service. Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks. #C-5640.
Call (727)398-5160.


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(727)441-2788
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RON HOWE HANDYMAN SVC.
Leaky Roof Repairs, Rotten Wood
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Lic. C-9055; Insured.
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