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Shakespeare Festival opens in St. Pete Celebration continues through Jan. 26 ... See page 3B.


Daddario stars as


Heather Miller in


'Texas Chainsaw 3D'

Also opening this week is the documentary
'56 UP' at area theaters ... See page 1B.


Volume XXXIV, No. 39 www.TBNweekly.com January 3, 2013


COUNTY

Students take

to the skies
Newpoint Pinellas High School in
Clearwater began offering an aviation
pilot training class as part of its national-
ly acclaimed professional internship pro-
gram. The program allows high school
students interested in becoming an air-
plane pilot to become acquainted with
the industry and even earn their pilot's
license through the process.
... Page 3A.


Clearwater to

revitalize theater
The historic Capitol Theatre has sur-
vived a World War, several hurricanes
and a few close calls with the wrecking
ball, but it is now facing what city offi-
cials hope will be a rosy future. On Dec.
11, dignitaries participated in a ceremo-
nial groundbreaking for a new entertain-
ment venue centered around the
downtown landmark.
... Page A.


SCHOOLS

9 high schools

get 'A' rating
Osceola Fundamental High School
was one of nine high schools in Pinellas
County that improved its school grade
from a "B" to an "A" for the 2011-12
school year. Nine of the county's 16
schools received an "A," up from just two
last year.
... Page 9A.


VIEWPOINTS

Tom Germond
All about credit scores
and the dating game.
... Page 11A.


Holiday fundraiser


Festive neighborhood effort nears $600,000 in donations


By BOB McCLURE

SEMINOLE It began 19
years ago as a way of saying
thanks to Suncoast Hospice.
Today, the annual neighbor-
hood Christmas light display in
the Lake Seminole Village com-
munity of Lake Park Estates
has grown to gigantic propor-
tions.
Since 1993, when the idea
was launched by neighborhood
resident Eddie Dow, the annual
parade of cars through the fes-
tive community has raised more
than $580,000 in donations for
Hospice.
Through Christmas Eve, the
20-year total was $583,090.
Bryn Wamer, director of an-
nual support for Suncoast Hos-
pice, said the event is one of his
organization's top fundraisers
each year.
"It's probably the largest
community-run fundraiser for
us, as far as manpower, hours
and dollars," Warner said.
"They put a lot of effort into this
event each year and many of
the residents volunteer at Hos-
pice the rest of the year."
Following Dow's death in
2007, current organizer Bill
Green took over the annual ef-
fort.
"He (Dow) lost two wives who
were both cared for by Hos-
pice," said Green. "So he want-
ed to do something to give


"It's probably the
largest
community-run
fundraiser for us,
as far as
manpower, hours
and dollars."

- Bryn Warner
Suncoast Hospice

back. He would stand out there
every night and collect money.
That first year (1993), I think
he collected $5,006."
As word spread about the
Christmas display, so did the
number of cars driving through
the neighborhood and the
number of donations.
By 1996, the effort topped
$25,000 in donations and in
1998 it hit a record $39,020.
A year later it dropped back
into the low $30,000s before
surpassing $35,000 in 2001.
Then last year, the effort re-
sulted in a record $39,554.
"Our biggest nights are
Christmas Eve and the Satur-
day before (Christmas)," said
Green. "This year (on Christ-
mas Eve), we had traffic backed
up onto Bryan Dairy Road east
to Starkey Road at the CVS
store."


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Homeowners in Lake Park Estates light up their homes each year to raise money for Suncoast Hospice.
Motorists who drive through the festive neighborhood make donations midway through the route. All
funds go toward Hospice patient services.


Depending on the number of
cars in line, the time varies to
get through the 3.2-mile course
of lighted homes.
"People donate whatever they
want," said Green. "Usually it's
$1 or $2 but this year we got a


lot of $5 and $10 donations."
In turn, volunteers from the
neighborhood and Hospice
hand out candy canes to visi-
tors and dog bones to owners of
cars with man's best friend in-
side.


"They (neighborhood resi-
dents) are great people and
phenomenal individuals," said
Warner. "We're very, very grate-
ful.'The entrance to Lake Semi-
nole Village is at 97th Street
North and 102nd Avenue.


Pedestrian safety

A matter of life and death in Pinellas


Photo by TOM GERMOND
Seminole Boulevard from Bay Pines Boulevard to Ulmerton Road is considered a problem area for
pedestrian safety. Shown is traffic heading north at Seminole Boulevard and 110th Avenue.


Pedestrians say crossing

intersections 'scary at times'


By BRIAN GOFF
Pedestrians using major intersections in
Pinellas County all say the same thing: they
don't feel safe when they are crossing those in-
tersections, even with traffic signals and walk
signs. They agree the problem isn't the signals
or signs; it's the cars.
Lynn Heritage of Largo said what scares her
every time she crosses the street are cars
making right turns.
"I nearly got hit twice recently," she said. "I
walk this way every day and I have to con-
stantly be on my guard for cars that don't stop
even when I have the right of way."
Heritage was crossing East Bay Drive at
Keene Road, and as she was being interviewed
she had to stop in her tracks as a car, coming
south on Keene, made a right turn without
stopping.
"If I hadn't stopped I would have been
killed," she said.
A little later, winter visitor Ann Thibodeau of
Peterborough, Ontario, was waiting for the
light to change at that same intersection and
she agreed with Heritage.
"I don't feel safe here. The cars don't stop


Photo by BRIAN GOFF
Largo resident Charles Blackstone crosses East
Bay Drive at Belcher Road during a busy rush
hour.
when they are making a right turn," she said.
"I feel safer down the street jay walking across
than waiting here at the comer for the light.
Thibodeau said she has a policy whenever
she crosses a major intersection at the lights.
"I will not even begin to cross until I make

See VIEWS, page 4A


Editor's note: This is the first part
of a series of stories called "Watch
Your Step" on pedestrian safety is-
sues in Pinellas County. The series
continues next week.
By SUZETTE PORTER
Crossing Pinellas County's busy
roadways can be scary even when
pedestrians and motorists are pay-
ing close attention. And when
they're not, the results are fatal.
In 2008, state and local officials
began looking for ways to decrease
the number of pedestrian crash fa-
talities. Florida's numbers were
worse than any other state except
New Mexico. Florida's rate was 50
percent higher than California, 62
percent higher than Texas and 85
percent higher than the national
average.
And Pinellas County's rate was
even higher 3.02 fatalities per
100,000 persons compared to 2.99
per 100,000 statewide. Over a five-
year period, on average, 28 people
died each year in Pinellas and al-
most 100 suffered an incapacitat-
ing injury. Another 250 a year
suffered less severe injuries.
So on Sept. 8, 2008, representa-
tives from the cities of Clearwater
and St. Petersburg, Pinellas Coun-
ty's Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, Sheriff's Office, Public
Works, School District along with
staff and consultants from the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion participated in a daylong
workshop presented by Federal
Highway Administration's pedestri-
an safety experts.
Those "stakeholders" formulated
a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan,
which was finalized in August
2009.
"If the Pinellas County per capital
crash rate was reduced to the rate
of California or Texas, 40 to 45
people per year could be spared
death or incapacitating injury," ac-
cording to the PSAP's purpose
statement. "If the county's rate
could be brought to the national
average, lives saved would increase
to nearly 60 per year."


Watch
Your Step
Part One

Pinellas County Commission
Vice-Chair Karen Seel, incoming
chair of the MPO, gave examples of
pedestrian safety improvements
done since 2008.
She pointed to installation of
more than 8,000 countdown and
pedestrian activated signals and
more than 50 school zone flashers
throughout the county. She talked
about implementation of state leg-
islation requiring motorists to stop
at crosswalks with traffic signals or
signs and FDOT's "Stop and Look"
pedestrian awareness campaign.
She included the Safe Routes to
School Education Program for ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents and the Walkwise Tampa
Bay Program.
'These examples reflect a three-
pronged approach to pedestrian
safety that focuses on engineering,
enforcement and education," Seel
said. "Based on what we found
with the recent MPO bicycle and
pedestrian crash study, education-
al initiatives designed to raise the
level of awareness of pedestrian
laws and safe practices by walkers
as well as motorists would have the
most direct impact on the reduc-
tion of pedestrian crashes in Pinel-
las County. Therefore, to make
significant gains in the reduction of
pedestrian crashes, this is an area
that needs more attention moving
forward."

Education and
enforcement
Education and enforcement is
how the Pinellas County Sheriffs
Office is contributing to the solu-
tion. The agency received an addi-
tional $70,000 in pedestrian safety
grant money from FDOT in April to
continue work started with grant

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Students fly away with unique internships, training


By AMY HECKLER
CLEARWATER Pinellas high school students
are taking to the sky. Newpoint Pinellas High School
in Clearwater began offering an aviation pilot train-
ing class as part of its nationally acclaimed profes-
sional internship program.
The program allows high school students inter-
ested in becoming an airplane pilot to become ac-
quainted with the industry and even earn their
pilot's license through the process.
Nick Colon, a 15-year-old sophomore, was under-
standably nervous as he took the helm of the four-
seater Cessna Skylane on Nov. 29 for his first flight.
After reviewing the pre-takeoff safety guidelines, In-
structor Chip Laskey asked him if he had any ques-
tions.
"No. Just keep me safe," Colon replied.
Laskey, a flight instructor for over 30 years,
agreed to teach the course and take the five stu-
dents under his wing after finding out about the
program.
'The class was originally designed for two stu-
dents, but after interviewing, I decided to take all
five. They impressed me so much," Laskey said.
The flight was exhilarating for Colon and the
other four students taking part in the pilot intern-
ship. The class meets off-campus at the St. Peters-
burg-Clearwater airport for a full day each Friday.
The course covers the material necessary to pass
the written test required as part of earning a pilot's
license. Students may take flying lessons outside of
class to log the 40 hours of flight time necessary to
complete the overall licensing requirements.
Patrick Bratli, vice president of Flight Excursions,
donated the plane and fuel for the day to allow the
interns to have the experience of flying a plane.
The aviator internship is only one of many avail-
able to Newpoint Pinellas High School students.


Others are actively interning at Largo Medical Cen-
ter, Bright House Field, SPCA of Largo, Law Office of
Bill Demus, LA Fitness and Florida Best Quote In-
surance Agency. The school also actively seeks out
other intern programs based on student interest.
Newpoint Pinellas High School is a tuition-free
charter school in Clearwater serving students in
grades 9 through 11. The school opened in Sept.
2011 and currently has just fewer than 100 stu-
dents enrolled in their program. They are able to ac-
cept up to 225 students.
The school stresses academic achievement with
college preparatory curriculum and, in addition to
their unique internship program, offers a high-tech,
computer-based environment in class sizes restrict-
ed to 25 students.
Tonya May, a language arts teacher at Newpoint
Pinellas, said the teaching model they use stresses
the importance of working together to solve prob-
lems. This model uses small student groups with
peer group tutoring coupled with direct teacher con-
tact and independent learning on the computer.
One result is "we have really well disciplined stu-
dents," May said.
John Selover, director of the school, initiated
the internship program to provide the opportunity
for the teens to find a career that they may want
to pursue. It also provides a chance for local pro-
fessionals to get involved and share their knowl-
edge.
"Even if students try something and they don't
like it, it's still a successful internship as they found
out something that they don't want to do," said
Selover.
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becoming a veterinarian and interned at the SPCA
but decided that that wasn't the profession for her.
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dents are required to maintain a 2.5 grade-point av-


Photo by AMY HECKLER
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Pinellas High School's aviation pilot program.


erage, have no disciplinary problems, receive two
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apply and interview with the business or organiza-
tion offering the internship.
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"soft skills" of the real world environment such as
"looking an adult in the eye while shaking their
hand" as well as the importance of being on time
and dealing with conflict in the office.


Ahlohn Wolf, 17, a junior at Newpoint, appreci-
ates the opportunity offered through the internship
program.
"It's something that not everyone gets to do. I can
say I had fun in high school and learned how to fly
a plane," Wolf said.
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Chamber plans banquet
SEMINOLE The Seminole Chamber of Com-
merce plans its annual installation and awards ban-
quet Saturday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., at the Wine Cellar
restaurant in North Redington Beach.
The cost is $35 per person. The theme is "Busi-
ness is Golden."
Nomination forms are available at the Chamber
office (or by e-mail) for the awards of Mr./Ms. Semi-
nole, Boss of the Year, Business of the Year and the
Merit Award.
To make a reservation or for more information,
call 392-3245.

Sandy Hook donation
address established
SEMINOLE Olivia Simmons, an 8-year-old
third-grader at Seminole Elementary School, is or-
ganizing a local effort for cash contributions to the
families of victims at Sandy Hook Elementary
School in Newtown, Conn.
In addition to numerous boxes she has placed in
the community, contributions can be mailed to
Olivia Simmons/Sandy Hook Fund, P.O. Box 8569,
Seminole, FL 33775.
For more information, email tracysimmons80
@yahoo.com.


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 queenofrecycle@hotmil.com.

'Stuck in Syrup'
Freaky Friday set
SEMINOLE Seminole's first Freaky Friday event
of the new year has a frozen twist. On Jan. 4, from
7 to 11 p.m., the Seminole Recreation Center will be
"Stuck In Syrup."
The event will feature an ice cream theme with
plenty of syrup.
Parents can enjoy a night out while city staff en-
tertain children in kindergarten to fifth grade.
Plans include a "Stuck in Syrup" freeze tag,
whipped cream balloon race, sundae relay and
making real ice cream. The evening will end with an
"On Ice" dance party.
Parents can register at the Recreation Center for
$10 (members) and $15 (nonmembers), which in-
cludes a pizza dinner. Call 391-8345.


VIEWS from page 1A

eye contact with the driver of an oncoming car," she
said. "Once I am sure the driver sees me, then I'll
cross."
Further East at the intersection of East Bay and
Belcher roads the story was much the same. Dean-
na Rodriguez walks along East Bay from her Largo
home to work and back every day.
"No, I don't feel safe when it comes time to cross
the street," she said. "Even when I have the right of
way the cars don't stop or wait for us. Add to that
sometimes the lights don't last long enough to get
across safely, so no I don't feel safe."
Pedestrians on sidewalks also have to be on the
lookout for people on bicycles. Niko Westman of
High Point arrived at the East Bay-Belcher intersec-
tion on his bike. He commented that at busy times
along East Bay it was dangerous to ride his bike on
the street. When he walks he said it is just as dan-
gerous.
"Me and the kids nearly got hit six times last
week alone," he said. 'The drivers don't care. They
just keep on coming; they don't care."
Cathy Bassi of Largo has to be vitally aware of
how safe it is to cross the street. She makes an al-
most daily trek from her home off Belcher to the
Publix at the comer of East Bay and Belcher, while
pushing a young woman in a wheelchair. This limits
her mobility and puts her and her charge at greater


risk.
"It is scary at times," she said.
Then she repeated what the others had said.
"The cars making the right hand turns just don't
stop, they don't care."
No sooner were those words out of her mouth
when a car, coming north on Belcher made a right
onto East Bay, just feet away from her and her
wheelchair, forcing her to pull back.
"I'm amazed more people don't get hurt," she
said.
Bassi, like most of the others said the lights and
walk signs were fine and for the most part timed out
properly for pedestrians to get across. She reiterated
that it was the cars making right turns that were
the problem.
Charles Blackstone of Largo added his voice to
the complaint.
"Sometimes the cars just ignore you," he said. "It
seems they just don't care."
Earlier in the day, at the busy intersection of Ul-
merton Road and Seminole Boulevard, a man had
just crossed through a construction zone pushing
his walker. He needed the help of a crossing guard.
He made it safely. He wanted to remain anonymous,
but perhaps summed up the entire situation the
best when he said: 'Traffic is coming in all four di-
rections, with that there is always the unknown,
just like life. This should be simple, but it often
turns out tragically," he said.


SAFETY, from page 1A


funding of $20,000 in 2010.
The money will pay for traffic enforcement de-
tails and education outreach programs throughout
the county.
Sgt. David DiSano, PCSO public information of-
ficer, said off-duty deputies sign up for details
scheduled, most often, in areas where high num-
bers of pedestrian crashes occur or where the
most potential exists. Deputies go out and look for
people not crossing at marked crosswalks and for
motorists not yielding to pedestrians as required
by law.
He said it was surprising to see the number of
people not using a crosswalk when there was one
within walking distance.
"Our main objective is education," DiSano said.
"We're not just out there writing tickets."
However, deputies will issue warnings or cita-
tions when necessary, which is more of a "finan-
cial infraction," DiSano said. According to the
Pinellas County Clerk of the Court's Office, the
fine for pedestrian violations is $62.50.
Deputies often speak to groups, such as neigh-
borhood watch, homeowner's associations and
schools, where pedestrian safety is a topic of con-
versation. DiSano said people want to know the
best spots to walk in areas without sidewalks.
They ask questions about crossings where it is
legal to turn right on red.
Deputies teach the basics.
1. Always stop, look to the LEFT, to the RIGHT
and to the LEFT again.
2. Stay within the crosswalk and briskly walk
straight across the street.
3. Wear bright colored clothing.
4. When walking at night, carry a lighted flash-
light and wear reflective clothing.
5. Walk facing traffic.
6. Watch for vehicles backing up.
7. Don't walk near traffic after taking medica-
tion or drinking alcohol.
8. Don't assume a driver will see you.
9. Always stop at the curb or the edge of the
road.
DiSano said some people walk when they've had
too much to drink thinking it is a safer alternative
to getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.
'The last thing they need to do is drive," he said.
"But walking is not necessarily good either, espe-
cially on our congested streets. The best plan is to
already have a designated driver. If not, they
should call a cab or a friend or someone to come
pick them up. The objective is safety."
DiSano took a moment to talk about what a mo-
torist should do if they are involved in a pedestrian
crash.
"Stay at the scene," he said. "A motorist that
hits a pedestrian and drives off- there's no excuse
for it."
He said most likely the motorist drives off in the
heat of the moment or because they're intoxicated.
"But they will just end up with a bunch of other
charges," he said. "Leaving the scene of a crash
with injuries is very serious. It will just make a
bad situation worse. They don't need to worry
about a ticket or charge when someone's life is at
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stake. Stay at the scene. Call 911."
The Department of Highway Safety and Vehicles
recently released the latest numbers for pedestrian
crashes. In 2011, Pinellas had 3.59 pedestrian
deaths per 100,000 people up from the 3.02 re-
ported in 2008. Thirty-three people died from in-
juries suffered in a pedestrian crash in 2011 and
298 suffered injuries.
'That's a lot, especially when you consider that
3.02 to 3.24 is not just a number, this is people's
lives," DiSano said.

Plan update and latest proposals
During the Dec. 12 meeting of the MPO, the
board was presented with an update to the Bicycle
and Pedestrian Master Plan. Pedestrian crash sta-
tistics did not include 2011, but for the years
2007 to 2010, there was no substantial decrease
despite stepped up efforts to improve safety.
In 2007, 262 pedestrian crashes were reported,
jumping to 345 in 2008, 351 in 2009 and 350 in
2010. In 2007, 80 people died or suffered serious
injury due to a pedestrian crash. In 2008, the
number grew to 104, 112 in 2009 and 114 in
2010.
The report listed a number of countermeasures
that could help bring the numbers down, includ-
ing better lighting, lane striping, enhanced pedes-
trian crossings, infrastructure improvements,
livable community approaches and pedestrian, bi-
cycle and transit-friendly land design.
Susan Miller, a planner with Pinellas County's
Planning Department, explained that pedestrian
safety included all "vulnerable users," those who
walk, ride bikes, skateboards or scooters.
'They have different needs, nonmotorized issues
and facilities that they need to feel safe," she said.
These needs are a big part of the ongoing plan-
ning process for pedestrian safety, she said. She
said the latest report shows several areas with a
high number of incidents and most common crash
types, which allows analysis of what, where and
how to improve.
Making improvements to pedestrian safety in-
volves many moving parts. Education plays a big
part, as does "making better choices" on the part
of pedestrians and motorists, Miller said. "Pedes-
trians have to take some responsibility over their
own movements," she said.
And motorists should be watchful for high-risk
pedestrians, such as children, who have no under-
standing of the "rules of the road and don't think
before they run out into the road." The elderly also
are at high-risk because they may not be able to
move as fast and have slower reaction times.
"It is a complex solution," Miller said. "There's
not just one thing. It takes working together to
make things safe."
The county's Planning Department provides
staff for the MPO and thus is an intricate part of
the work being done to improve transportation
and movement. Safety is a very important compo-
nent, Miller said.

Coordination is a necessity
Everything takes coordination by numerous
agencies and municipalities. PSTA is one of the
agencies heavily involved in planning for trans-


portation and pedestrian safety.
Bob Lasher, PSTA manager of Community Rela-
tions, relayed information gleaned from PSTA staff
members who plan stop locations and safety coun-
termeasures.
"In many ways, stop safety and placement is all
about flexibility and adaptation for the given loca-
tion," Lasher said. "Sometimes we'll get requests
for stops that can be installed in a few hours, oth-
ers, due to safety concerns may have to be held up
until we can install proper landing pads. In other
cases we may even have to re-route the line."
Most transit systems, like PSTA, prefer to locate
stops as close to safe crossing areas and intersec-
tions as possible, he said. Most prefer the far side
of the intersections, so that the bus has already
passed through the light when it makes the stop.
The exception will be when there is a crosswalk
only on the near side, then agencies put the stop
where the passengers don't have to cross the in-
tersection twice to get across the street, he said.
"Normally, when a rider gets to the end of a
route and they've bought a one-way fare, they'll
have to buy another fare after the bus makes the
turnaround, however, on PSTA, riders who are
making a turn around to get to a safe stop on the
other side of the roadway are always allowed a free
turn around to get to the stop," Lasher said. 'This
is particularly popular and effective on routes like
U.S. 19."
Transit agencies around the world struggle with
roads along major thoroughfares.
"We have to serve the businesses and communi-
ties along those roads yet we can't just limit stops
to intersections as they are often too far apart,"
Lasher said. "At the same time, we don't want peo-
ple making unsafe crossings on those roadways.
In those cases, we prefer that riders take a bus on
their side of the road to an intersection where they
can cross safely and catch one going in the other
direction if needed.
"It may take a few minutes longer, but it's worth
it for safety's sake."

Problem spots and solutions
PSTA travels along corridors identified as prob-
lem spots. According to the pedestrian safety plan
update, one such area is on Park Boulevard from
Park Street to U.S. 19, where people are crossing
between intersections and mid-block to access the
buses.
Suggestions for improvement include installa-
tion of raised medians to provide "pedestrian
refuges and make intersections feel safer" and
looking for ways to enhance mid-block crossing
coupled with moving or modifying bus stops.
West Bay Drive from Indian Rocks Road to 58th
Street is a spot where increased education for
pedestrians and motorists is recommended along
with enhanced mid-block crossing and possible
bus stop changes.
Fourth Street in St. Petersburg from Ninth Av-
enue South to 46th Avenue North provides a num-
ber of challenges, including people crossing
between signals, crashes due to motorists not see-
ing pedestrians in crosswalks and crashes by mo-
torists making a right turn on red and not seeing
pedestrians in crosswalks.


The consultant recommends raised medians,
installation of signal lights that give pedestrians a
head start when crossing the street and elimina-
tion of the right turn on red when a pedestrian re-
quests a walk signal.
Other problem spots include Fort Harrison Av-
enue from Belleair Road to Drew Street, Seminole
Boulevard from Bay Pines Boulevard to Ulmerton
Road and Tampa Road from Orange Street to
Race Track Road.
Gulf to Bay intersections at Belcher Road, Old
Coachman Road South, U.S. 19 and Park Place
Boulevard are additional problem areas as are in-
tersections on 34th Street.

Good news and bad news
Fatalities from traffic crashes in the state de-
creased almost 2 percent between 2010 and 2011.
Fatalities have dropped every year since 2005, re-
sulting in a 32 percent reduction.
However, the news is not so good for pedestri-
ans.
On Dec. 22, Florida Highway Patrol reported an
"observed" increase in pedestrian crashes, with
one in eight being a fatality crash. During 2012,
FHP investigated 331 traffic crashes involving
pedestrians in which 43 were fatalities.
"With Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties
totaling the highest number of pedestrian fatali-
ties this year for Patrol's Troop C with 12, 11 and
12 fatal crashes respectively, pedestrians are
urged to increase their awareness along Florida's
roadways," said Sgt. Steve Gaskins, FHP public
affairs officer. "With 87 percent of fatalities occur-
ring at night or in low-light conditions, pedestri-
ans are urged and reminded to wear bright color
attire for conspicuity."
Dale Lee Roberts, 24, of Pinellas Park died Dec.
22 when he was hit by a vehicle about 3:30 a.m.
on Gandy Boulevard west of the Gandy Bridge.
According to FHP's report, Roberts was walking in
the roadway with no reflective clothing.
The driver, "unable to see in the dark, collided
with Roberts who suffered fatal injuries and ex-
pired at the scene of the crash," the report said.
Nearly two-thirds of pedestrian fatalities involve
a failure to yield on the part of the pedestrian,
Gaskins said.
"As such, pedestrians should understand that
Florida traffic law requires obedience to laws de-
signed for the safety of all parties and most espe-
cially the pedestrian," he said. "The use of
pedestrian crosswalks, sidewalks and other simi-
lar roadway designs has been specifically engi-
neered with pedestrian safety in mind.
"When sidewalks are not available, pedestrians
should travel in a manner facing oncoming traffic
and understand that especially in low-light condi-
tions, drivers may not see or expect pedestrian
traffic."
Miller said a great deal of effort goes into plan-
ning for what some might say is a small number
of crashes when compared to motor vehicle crash-
es.
"But every one of the statistics represents a per-
son," she said. "This is about safety for our most
vulnerable. It takes everyone working together to
make a difference."
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Photo courtesy of BRAD DYKENS
A two-car crash with injuries Dec. 22 at Park and Seminole boulevards sent three people to area
hospitals following an extended extrication of the vehicle above. The 9:55 a.m. accident required one
person to be airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center. Two others were transported to Bayfront Medical
Center and St. Petersburg General Hospital. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the
cause.


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rescue and technical rescue officer. He also served as public information officer. Dykens is a former
high school teacher, and has taught at various police academies. He has also been a CPR instructor
since the 1990s. In his new role, Dykens will be making presentations in the community on a variety of
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Beacon, January 3, 2013


Police beat


Tree lights suspected
in Madeira Beach fire
MADEIRA BEACH No injuries were reported in
a Dec. 23 fire that caused an estimated $600,000 in
damage to a home at 726 Sunset Cove.
An electrical short in Christmas tree lights is the
suspected cause.
When Madeira Beach firefighters arrived on the
scene at 12:36 a.m., the first floor of the two-story
home was fully engulfed in flames and the second
floor partially involved.
Fire hoses were rapidly deployed to extinguish the
blaze with firefighters from Seminole and Treasure
Island assisting. A total of 30 firefighters were re-
quired to bring the fire under control.
According to a Madeira Beach fire report, the
homeowners, Frank DiBenedetto and wife, were
home at the time of the fire. They were awaken by a
smoke detector and initially tried to combat the
Christmas tree that was on fire. But as the fire grew
bigger, 911 was called.
Heavily armed man fights
over parking ticket
CLEARWATER A man was arrested on multiple
charges on Dec. 15 after he became enraged over a
parking ticket in a lot on Gulfview Boulevard, ac-
cording to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Son
Uong, 37, of Clearwater allegedly battered a parking
enforcement officer, and when Clearwater police offi-
cers arrived, he resisted physically but was quickly
restrained and arrested, the report said.
Uong was found to be carrying a fully-loaded
Glock handgun in his pants pocket, and his vehicle
contained a fully-loaded assault rifle in the trunk
and an additional loaded handgun in the glove box.
The vehicle also had numerous loaded magazines
and ammunition. The parking enforcement officer
suffered a minor injury.
Uong was charged with two counts of being a


convicted felon in possession of a firearm, armed
burglary, carrying a concealed firearm, battery on a
law enforcement officer, resisting arrest without vio-
lence, and being a convicted felon in possession of
ammunition. He was being held at the Pinellas
County Jail in lieu of $95,150 bond.
Gualtieri hosts
promotion ceremony
LARGO Sheriff Bob Gualtieri took center stage
recently during a promotion ceremony recognizing
more than two dozen Sheriffs Office members one
of the largest single promotion events in PSCO's
100-year history.
As part of the afternoon promotion ceremony in
the Magnolia Room of the Cooperative Extension
Complex in Largo, family members and friends
pinned new badges on their fathers, mothers, sons
and daughters, and colleagues.
The majority of the promotions were effective Dec.
16.
Among the promotions was that of Major George
Steffen who was promoted to chief deputy, second-
highest rank in the sheriffs office. He replaces Chief
Deputy Dan Simovich who retired in September.
Deputies promoted to sergeant were Bryan Bing-
ham, Deanna Carey, Eric Forcade, Brandon Harvey,
Frank Holloway, Michele Houghton, Mathew In-
goglia, Timothy Kelly, Scott Kremser, Jennifer Olley,
Rusty Roberts, Paul Rogers, David Stang and Keith
Williams.
Officers promoted to lieutenant were Jennifer
Davis, Craig Degenhardt, Cindy Gibson, Amy Moyer
and Jeremy Nygren.
Glenn Luben with the Patrol Operations Bureau
was promoted to captain. Tim Pelella, also with pa-
trol operations, was promoted to major, as were
Mike Ring with Investigative Operations and John
Tillia with Inspections Bureau and Administrative
Investigations.
The ceremony also included promotions for three


civilian positions. Associate Counsel Shannon
Kennedy is now PSCO general counsel. Former pub-
lic information office coordinator Marianne Pasha is
director of a new division, Media Communications
and Legislative Affairs. Pasha's position will be filled
by Cecilia Barreda, who was promoted to PIO coor-
dinator. Barreda will manage the public information
office.
Arrests made in
prostitution detail
CLEARWATER Clearwater police recently ar-
rested 11 people in a prostitution detail in the 1400
to 1700 block of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.
"As long as we continue to have these issues in
our city, we will continue to target both the supply
and demand ends of this illegal activity," said An-
thony Holloway, Clearwater police chief.
The following charges were made, according to a
police Facebook report:
Victoria Murray, 48, for felony soliciting prosti-
tution.
Robert Alfieri, 52, of Largo for soliciting for pros-
titution. He was released from the Pinellas County
Jail on his own recognizance.
Bronwyn Evans, 43, of Largo for tampering with
physical evidence and loitering for prostitution. She
was released from the Pinellas County Jail.
Jennifer Arnold, 34, of Clearwater for trafficking
in hydrocodone, sale or delivery of a controlled sub-
stance, soliciting for prostitution and failure to re-
port name or residence change to DHSMV. She is
being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of
$60,250 bond.
Valerie Rooney, 27, of Largo for misdemeanor
soliciting for prostitution. She was released on her
own recognizance.
Angela Elmore, 34, of Clearwater for loitering for
prostitution. She was released from the Pinellas
County Jail.
Frank Papasadora, 67, of Largo for soliciting


prostitution. He was released on his own recogni-
zance.
Miguel Pelaxtla, 35, for soliciting prostitution.
Edward Jones, 64, of Clearwater for soliciting
prostitution. He was released on his own recogni-
zance.
Eugene Dinardo, 67, of Hudson for soliciting
prostitution. He was released from the Pinellas
County Jail on his own recognizance.
Robert Cohen, 72, of Palm Harbor for prostitu-
tion. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail
on his own recognizance.
Deputies arrest
robbery suspect
Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a
suspect wanted in connection with armed robberies
at local pharmacies in Clearwater, Pinellas Park and
Pasco County.
Joseph Thomas Young, 37, of Oldsmar was
booked in the Pinellas County jail on 17 charges, in-
cluding three charges of robbery with a deadly
weapon or firearm, four charges of doctor shopping,
two charges of driving with a suspended or revoked
driver's license, possession of paraphernalia, leaving
the scene of an accident involving property damage,
aggravated assault, grand theft of a motor vehicle,
false imprisonment, aggravated fleeing and eluding,
trafficking in hydrocodone and simple battery.
His bond was $457,900.
Deputies came across Young in the city of Safety
Harbor. As deputies began to follow Young, he sped
away and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit went a
short distance until ending on U.S. 19, near Enter-
prise Road. After losing control of his stolen vehicle
and crashing off the side of the road, Young at-
tempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended short-
ly after.
A BB gun was located in the vehicle, along with
numerous narcotic pills that Young reportedly ad-
mitted had been stolen from pharmacies.


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BELLEAIR There is a say-
ing: "The situation can turn on
a dime." In Belleair the situa-
tion involving constructing a
roundabout on Indian Rocks
Road nearly turned on a dime
at a recent commission meet-
ing.
Commissioners voted 4-1 to
accept the plan and move
ahead with the design phase for
creating the roundabout at In-
dian Rocks Road and Ponce De
Leon Boulevard. The plan also
includes eliminating a proposal
to turn Country Club Road into
a cul-de-sac. That proposal had
been unveiled some weeks be-
fore and upset residents.
Commission approval of de-
sign money to move ahead with
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de-sac seemed a foregone con-
clusion. That is until Mayor
Katica said, "I've heard from
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me about reinstating the cul-
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Around Pinellas


Dunedin brand
moving forward
DUNEDIN The long process of
developing the Dunedin brand is
finally wrapping up and is getting
under way for practical and
widespread use.
At the Dec. 20 meeting, the
Dunedin City Commission unani-
mously approved the first draft of
the trademark license agreement,
reviewed and approved the rec-
ommended marketing steps from
65Wilesmith Advertising, and do-
nated the Web domain,
www.dunedinfl.com to the
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce.
The trademark agreement will
allow businesses and organiza-
tions to start applying for permis-
sion to use the Dunedin logo and
brand, and the city has decided
that at least for now, it will not
charge any royalty fees. People
still must apply and be approved
in order to use the branding ma-
terial, but that is primarily to en-
sure they understand and comply
with the terms and guidelines for
usage and so that the city knows
who is using its logo and brand
material and how it is being used.
Commissioner Julie Ward Bu-
jalski wanted to know how much
royalty fees are if they are used.
Bob Ironsmith, economic and
housing director, said that usual-
ly 20 percent is about right, but


that wasn't the direction city staff
felt comfortable in going initially,
so they did not continue research.
'We felt strongly that it was im-
portant to get the word out as
quickly as possible," Ironsmith
said, and the best way to do that
is to take away any hurdles or
monetary costs that could get in
the way of businesses using the
brand materials.
Mayor Dave Eggers wanted to
ensure that the area in the trade-
mark agreement that discusses
consistency of use is emphasized
and stands out, be it in bold type
or another distinctive way.
"One of the things you don't
want is for a company to sign this
agreement, spend $10,000 in pro-
ducing things and then we have
to tell them to throw them out be-
cause it's not right and do it
again," Eggers said. 'There are a
lot of small businesses that will
be doing this so it's going to be
real important that we have that
going in. Obviously them seeking
approval would be the smart
thing to do so they will do the job
right the first time."
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about how the brand can be
used, down to the exact font and
shades of colors, which is why
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By LESTER R. DAILEY
CLEARWATER The historic
Capitol Theatre has survived a
World War, several hurricanes
and a few close calls with the
wrecking ball, but it is now facing
what city officials hope will be a
rosy future. On Dec. 11, digni-
taries participated in a ceremoni-
al groundbreaking for a new
entertainment venue centered
around the downtown landmark.
"We've located drawings and
plans of the building's interior
and facade in the (19)20s and
'30s and will use them in the
restoration," said Zev Buffman,
president and CEO of Ruth Eck-
erd Hall, which also operates the
city-owned Capitol.
'This is really an exciting time,
not only for the Capitol Theatre,
but also for all of downtown,"
said Kevin Dunbar, the head of
Clearwater's Parks and Recre-
ation Department.
The 1921 theater will be re-
stored and the buildings on ei-
ther side will be razed so the land
can be used to enlarge it. A three-
story building behind the theater
also will become part of the com-
plex, which will have a 1920s-
style Mediterranean Revival
facade.
"At the end of construction,
you won't know there were four
buildings," Buffman said. 'There
will be only one building. The en-
tire stage will be updated and re-
done, and the lobby will be triple


its current size."
He added that the seating ca-
pacity will be increased from 500
to 700 and the restroom capacity,
a frequent source of complaints
in the past, will be upgraded.
In its heyday, the Capitol was
the hub of a bustling downtown
Clearwater. During World War II,
Hollywood stars sold war bonds
on the sidewalk near its door,
and Donald Roebling, grandson
of Brooklyn Bridge builder Wash-
ington Roebling and inventor of
the Roebling Alligator amphibious
assault vehicle of World War II
fame, had his own doublewide
seat in the front row to accommo-
date his 421-pound frame.
Toward the end of the 20th
century, the theater went down-
hill, and in 1981, there was a
murder in the balcony. In the
1990s, the city passed up an op-
portunity to buy it for $250,000.
Socrates Charos, who owned
the building from 1999 to 2008,
claimed that it was haunted and
liked to show visitors photos of
what he claimed was a ghostly
apparition that materialized in
the balcony and floated down to
the stage.
The city eventually bought the
theater and the adjacent Lokey
Building for $2.6 million. It is es-
timated that by the time the the-
ater reopens in November 2013,
the city will have sunk $7.1 mil-
lion into the project.
Buffman, who has overseen
the restoration of six other his-


toric theaters and produced 40
Broadway hits, says that with the
Capitol revitalized he expects
downtown Clearwater to become
"a destination like nothing you
ever dreamed of."
"I really do believe it will be an
anchor" for downtown, former
Clearwater Councilmember John
Doran agreed.
'This is exciting, in capital let-
ters," Clearwater Mayor George
Cretekos said. 'The Capitol The-
ater is going to be the catalyst not
only for the redevelopment of
Cleveland Street, but for the en-
tire Tampa Bay area." He added
that special events now periodi-
cally bring people downtown, but
the Capitol will draw a crowd al-
most every night.
U.S. Congressman Gus Bili-
rakis, whose district includes
downtown Clearwater, sent a let-
ter saying that he is "thrilled"
that the city and Ruth Eckerd
Hall have teamed up to save the
old theater and make it the focal
point of a revitalized downtown
business district. But Buffman
said that Ruth Eckerd Hall is
being given too much credit for a
renaissance that was already
under way thanks to the city's
Cleveland Street beautification
program.
"I think this downtown is
much farther along than people
give it credit for," Buffman said.
"And the new Capitol Theatre will
be the anchor for the thousands
of people to come."


Beacon, January 3, 2013


Above: An artist's rendering of
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look like when renovations are
complete. Left: Clearwater Mayor
George Cretekos praises the plan
to restore and enlarge the historic
Capitol Theatre at its
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Nine Pinellas County high schools earn an 'A' grade


By JULIANA A. TORRES
LARGO Largo High School was one of nine
high schools in Pinellas County that improved its
school grade from a "B" to an "A" for the 2011-12
school year.
Nine of the county's 16 schools received an "A,"
up from just two last year. The grades, which are
based on student achievement and improvements
in scores on state assessment tests, were released
for high schools by the Florida Department of Edu-
cation on Dec. 21.
Other schools in Pinellas who improved to an "A"
letter grade from a "B" were Countryside, Largo,
Osceola Fundamental, Pinellas Park, St. Peters-
burg and Tarpon Springs high schools. Boca Ciega
High School's "A" grade was two-letter improve-
ment over last year's "C." Four county schools, in-
cluding Boca Ciega, Countryside, Largo and
Pinellas Park high schools received an "A" for the
first time.
Superintendent Michael Grego stated in a press
release Dec. 21 that Pinellas County Schools were
"very pleased with the key indicators of student
success and preparedness to transition to post-
secondary education and careers."
"Our schools are rising to the challenge. This is a
very happy day for Pinellas County Schools," he
stated.


To calculate the scores, the Department of Edu-
cation considers the schools' FCAT scores, gradua-
tion rates, participation and performance in
accelerated classes and college readiness, assess-
ing point values for each category. Half of the
points are earned through scores on the reading,
math, writing and science FCATs, with improve-
ments in scores for the entire student body popula-
tion and those in lower 25 percent weighed equally.
Ten Pinellas high schools increased their stu-
dents' participation in more rigorous courses. Fif-
teen of the county's 16 high schools increased their
graduation rates, despite the rates being calculated
based on four years of enrollment for the first time
this year. Palm Harbor University High School
maintained the same 95 percent graduation rate as
2011.
"Our teachers and administrators are truly
working to foster and maintain cultures of learning
and continuous improvement in our schools where
everyone, adults and students alike, values learn-
ing and growing," Grego stated.
Seminole High School, which almost doubled its
four-year graduation rate of at-risk students com-
pared to the 2011 school year, earned a "B" letter
grade. The school scored enough points for an "A"
grade, which would have been an improvement
from its "B" last year, but only tested 93 percent of
its students, instead of 95 percent required to earn


Photo by JULIANA A. TORRES
The marquee of Largo High School celebrates its distinction as one of nine high schools in Pinellas County
that improved its school grade from a "B" to an "A" for the 2011-12 school year.


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school. The grades of two schools, Gibbs and
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LETTERS
Visit a senior
Re: The elderly wait in silence for their children," Dec. 20
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We go to doctor appointments, to lunch, shopping, family gather-
ings, etc.
I am the one who does the transportation; make sure she gets out,
etc.
Most people do not have any idea how long a day can be as one
sits and waits, sits and waits. Where are the cheerleaders, where is
the art, where is the library, the computer room, the fun places to go
in the place of residence?
Where is the laughter, the joining together, the little children, the
lovely dining, and the fresh baked rolls smelling the place up almost
like grandma's kitchen? Where is the movie theater (a wall would do),
where oh where is the fun, the joy, the feeling that the day is fresh
and there is something to celebrate? Is it on the bulletin board? Oh,
that's right no bulletin board, except by the dining area. This
should be run like a cruise ship, at least in part.
Because you are old and need some help does not mean that you
simply eat, play bingo, and go to bed by 6:30 p.m. My aunt goes to
picnics, fishing, sunsets, plays, and children's birthday parties and
on and on but what of those who do not have someone to take them
out? It can be a very long day, lonely, sad and hopeless. They deserve
better! So celebrate your blessing the senior in your life. Most will
have a story to tell if you listen. They have wisdom and humor and
they just want to be recognized and appreciated like all of us do. So
do yourself a favor and collect your blessing. Visit a senior, do some-
thing to be selfless for the moment. Gift yourself this season and cel-
ebrate the elderly.
Nancy Gable
Seminole

Fasano for governor
Editor:
To restrict the elected State Rep. Mike Fasano's influence in Flori-
da's government is an insult to all the citizens of Florida. For years
Mike Fasano has represented (stood up) not only for his district but
every Florida citizen well beyond any other legislator. The media
have been reporting Fasano's representation of all the Florida citizens
for years.
Mike Fasano would make an outstanding and caring governor,
who has and would walk on his own line and not the dictates of oth-
ers.
Everyone who is elected to the Florida Legislature are not only rep-
resenting their district; they're representing all Florida's Districts.
Their legislative vote gives every Florida citizen the right to ask any
legislator of this state a justified question and to receive justified an-
swers not receive an arrogant reply of, "You're not in my district."
The elected legislators work for all of the Citizens of Florida. They
work for us and we are their boss.
Walter Gay
Dunedin

When will we get it?
Editor:
So, I write this letter with a heavy hand and a heavy heart, as so
many of ya feel, dealing with the grief and sorrow of this deadly
shooting in Connecticut. I'm writing it today, as I may not be here to-
morrow there might be another tragedy. And I don't mean that as a
joke, but as an unfortunate fact of life living in this country.
When, when, when will we get it? What will it take for us to wake
up and smell the coffee? Everyone is so externally focused and look-
ing for the answers out there, expecting the answers from someone
or something other than ourselves. Some will blame God, some will
blame the devil, some will blame the mother, who was probably doing
the best she could.
By all accounts, this was the perfect place to raise a child a place
I certainly would have loved. Some will say he was possessed, some
will say he was evil. The FBI will profile him, the psychiatrists will di-
agnose him. His neurological system will be picked apart; the family
history and family dynamic will be dissected. It will become a political
issue.
There are calls for gun control again and the fighting has already
begun, the pros, the cons. Issues of mental health and treatment
arise. But those who work in mental health and substance abuse
know all too well that when there are budget cuts, these are the first
to go. And we can thank a certain political party that shall remain
nameless, but you know who you are. This, of course, changes dra-
matically when a tragedy like this happens or a family is shocked to
discover that someone in the family is mentally ill or sick with an ad-
diction. We are a shame-based society and what I say is not a new
concept.
The truth as I see it, and this is not original by any means, is really
within ourselves. The problem is we don't know how to deal with it.
We are a society that doesn't like to talk about feelings, of showing
our vulnerability, of showing our soft side.
I went to an exercise class and we followed up with a little social
hour. Not one person spoke of Connecticut. Not one word. I was
amazed. And I know if I brought it up, I would be met with a lot of
denial. Oh, let's not talk about it; let's think positive, etc. And in fact,
another perfect opportunity lost that could have brought a little
group together sharing their thoughts and feelings on loss and grief.
God knows we need it, living in this country.
What the shooter did was deplorable. But it just didn't happen, all
of a sudden. It started so many, many years ago. My heart aches for
all the survivors as they have a long haul in processing their grief
and sorrow. This I know from my grief and loss issues.
When I was a child, my parents worked, so I split my time between
my grandparents and sleepaway camp. At camp, at the end of each
meal at the dining hall, we would all sing. The camp had a religious
base, so we sang a lot of spirituals. Some were fun and uplifting.
Some more soulful. It's a joke today when people talk about "holding
hands around the campfire and sing "Kumbayah". But this was one
song that I really likeed, lifting, slow spiritual "No Man Is an Is-
land." Indeed
Jan Dennis
Dunedin

Take responsibility for your pet
Editor:
I would like to bring attention to a problem that most likely exists
everywhere there are people with dogs. The problem is people letting
their dogs "do their business" on public easements, and leaving it.
Most municipalities should have ordinances about cleaning up after
one's dog, and most people do clean up.
However, there is a problem with someone or more in the 700
block of Wood Street in Dunedin. They are using our easements as
their dog's bathroom, and I am tired of it. Whoever you are, please
stop. My children cannot play out in front of the house without dan-
ger of stepping in your dog's feces. It is unsanitary and completely
rude. I would hope that you would take responsibility for your pet
and stop fouling up my property. It is the least you could do as a
member of our community.
Greg Turman
Dunedi


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New TV standards announced


NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2013. -The Na-
tional Association of Television Production
Standards (NATPS) today announced several
major changes in recommended policies for
all U.S. TV stations.
The changes include the following:
BRING ON THE BLONDES. Henceforth,
stations will restrict their use of on-camera fe-
males to a maximum of 20 percent brunettes,
redheads, and auburn-haired women. All
other women must be blonde, preferably with
long tresses draped around their shoulders.
Surveys have shown that American viewers
greatly prefer to look at blondes, although no
one is sure why. One unproven possibility is
that blondes are less intellectually threatening
than dark-haired women.
GREATER USE OF "BASICALLY'" AND "AC-
TUALLY". The NATPS recommends that TV
stations discipline any news anchor or public
affairs commentator who does not frequently
insert the adverbs "basically" and "actually"
into his/her speech. Research has shown that
most Americans now pad their daily conver-
sation with those two words, along with "y'-
know," "I mean," "awesome" and "like." An
Association spokesman said, 'To be totally
trusted by the public, TV personnel should
use words that are just as stupid and unnec-
essary as those of the average viewer."
MORE COMMERCIALS. The newly-revised
standards will allow networks and stations
unlimited time for commercials. Although
some viewers have complained that today's
commercials threaten to take up as much or
more time than the actual program content,
the NATPS sees that as no problem. A
spokesman said, "We don't think the typical
viewer really understands or cares about
what he/she is watching, so why worry about
commercial distraction? Besides, it's the
sponsors who pay us the big bucks, not the
viewer."
INCREASED GRIEF AND MOURNING. All


SDriver's Seat
Bob Driver



TV stations are urged to increase the amount
of programming devoted to funerals, memori-
al services, weeping and other forms of grief
and mourning. Beginning in the 1960s,
Americans have shown a growing affection
for emotional displays triggered by death and
disaster. Although only a small proportion of
these displays are genuine, our nation's insa-
tiable appetite for sentimentality (i.e., false
emotion) makes it imperative that the televi-
sion industry feed it. In news coverage of
grief, the notion of privacy should be scorned.
All funerals should be fair game for TV crews.
Persons interviewed should be encouraged to
shed tears. News teams should not hesitate
to stop and question small children who have
just seen their classmates shot. Remember:
violence, blood and tears equal higher rat-
ings.
VULGARITY IS GOOD. Just like Gordon
Gekko's opinion of greed, vulgarity on TV is
to be pursued and cherished. Networks and
programmers are urged to come up with
more shows focusing on illiterate, profane,
unrefined and generally disgusting humans.
Typical programs now seeing some success
are set in pawn shops, repo offices, New Jer-
sey living rooms, Appalachian moonshine
stills, southern swamps, alleged "courtrooms"
and late-night comedy shows. The more of
these programs our industry can produce,
the less we will be accused of being snobbish,
left-wing and un-American. By this time next
year, we hope to see an entire network called
DREGS that will highlight nothing but the re-


pulsive trash described above.
SIMPLIFIED WEATHER REPORTS. Fifty
years ago the average TV station's meteoro-
logical staff consisted of a bubbly bimbo
named Ginger who pranced on camera wield-
ing a pointer aimed at a weather chart with
words such as "cloudy," "rainy" or "too darn
hot" scrawled on appropriate sections of the
blackboard. Such rudimentary weather re-
ports are long gone. Today most TV stations
employ several Ph.D. weather forecasters
whose mission is to tell us not only what
local conditions will be but also what's hap-
pening weather-wise in Minsk, Melbourne
and Moline. And not just on the ground. No
modem weather report is complete without a
detailed lecture on upper air currents, trans-
latitude convictions and rogue barometer
spurts. The result: today's viewers get so con-
fused they can't really know what the fore-
cast means. Our advice: bring Ginger back.
Make forecasts as basic as possible. The pub-
lic will love you.
BREAKING NEWS. At one time the term
"breaking news" referred only to events still
under way, such as hostage standoffs and
forest fires. But as competition for viewership
increased, TV stations began applying the
"breaking news" tease to any story that was
two degrees north of dull. Today the expres-
sion has become virtually meaningless. In
recognition of that fact, the NATPS has now
approved unlimited use of the "breaking
news" headline for any story, including sun-
rise, sunset, a politician telling a lie, a mo-
torist's flat tire or a scheduled airline flight
being on time. To announce a genuinely im-
portant newsbreak, TV stations should now
sound a trumpet and stream the words OH
MY GAWD STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!
Bob Driver is a former columnist and editori-
al page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send
him an email at tralee71 @comcast.net.


Low credit score? Game over


On a first date, I'm not going to divulge my
credit score at least until I know whether my
date has a sense of humor.
The Tampa Bay Times reported the other
day that credit scores are becoming a bigger
factor in dating decisions, even popping up in
conversations on first dates.
Mulling the issue over, I'm summoning the
gods of sarcasm for wisdom in framing an ap-
propriate response should I have a first date
with a woman who blurts out the question,
"What's your credit score?"
And my answer would be:
"Well, since you asked, it's below average
right now, and my financial adviser has sug-
gested that I become more conservative in my
spending habits and eliminate some of my
debt. My bookie agrees. Oh, by the way, would
you mind picking up the tab?"
Game over.
I can say in all honesty I have never asked a
date what her credit score is and nor have I
ever been asked that question. I don't have
any friends, male or female, who have asked
or been asked that question, either.
If the first date develops into a third or
fourth date, I think I could be persuaded to
discuss my credit score, even offer written
proof of the figure. All I would need from my
date is an affidavit from her father attesting to
whatever she tells me her dowry is.
Regarding numbers, I think there are more
important questions a date would want me to
answer than what my credit score is, such as
how many women have you divorced?
"Only one. Met her online. Though things
didn't work out between she and I, I'm proud
to say she is now an American citizen."
What's your IQ? How many times a year do
you see a shrink? How many times have you
been arrested? What's your cholesterol level?
What's your PSA? The wrong answer to any of

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these questions could be a show
Health is important, requiring
in dating discussions. If a guy t
that he has a history of heart p

If my date is a die-hi
Florida Gator fan, I
wouldn't care what
dowry consists of, I
try to tactfully inqu
whether her father
season ticket holde

required surgeries, I could under
would want wiggle room to mal
about his life insurance, especial
going on a 24-ounce sirloin.
Disclosing culinary preferences
is hard to avoid, since first date
volve food. Not going to apologize
card-carrying carnivore.
Questions about smoking are
any date. On this issue, I won't
After a date with a smoker, my
is to immediately head for hor
clothes in the outside waste bin
make a doctor's appointment. I d
epitaph to read, "Another victim
hand smoke."


Religion invariably will come up on a date. I
haven't had much luck on this topic. Every-
thing goes downhill when I'm asked, "Do you
Tom go to church?"
"No, I like to leave room for the sinners."
Germond Thank God for sports, though. There always
seems common ground when men and women
start discussing sports, whether it's football,
baseball or basketball. If my date is a die-hard
stopper. Florida Gator fan, I wouldn't care what her
some leeway dowry consists of, but I'd try to tactfully in-
ells a woman quire whether her father is a season ticket
problemss that holder.
What complicates matters is when the ei-
ard their male or female also embrace the fringe
sports, such as some new fangled exercise reg-
imen. Sony, ladies, I'm too old to play Spider-
her man.
I'm not offended if a date asks me how many
but I'd hours I spend watching sports on television a
ire week. Depends. For instance, I never watch
poker. If on a first date if a guy admits he en-
is a joys watching poker several hours a week, this
would be an opportune time for the woman to
work in the question about his credit score.
Much can come of men and women sharing
erstand if she the love of sports on television. If a man and I
ke an inquiry understand this can work in reverse, though
lly if he's gag- not likely tells his date that he really wants to
see the Pro Bowl selection show because he's a
s, by the way, hard-core Pro Bowl fan, I would suggest that
es usually in- she agree to watch the game with him.
ze for being a If all goes well, after many years of watching
the game together on television, the guy might
fair game on actually cave in and agree to go with her on a
compromise. trip of a lifetime to Hawaii, where the Pro Bowl
usual routine is played.
he, throw my That's assuming he has a good credit score.
, shower and Aloha.
lon't want my Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa
m of second- Bay Newspapers. Send him an email at tger
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Beacon, January 3, 2013


Ryan Hagen
CLEARWATER Air Force Airman Ryan Hagen recently grad-
uated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
Hagen is the grandson of Barbara Hagen of Clearwater. He is
a 2011 graduate of Clearwater High School.
Vincent Lombardi
LARGO Air Force Airman Vincent Lombardi recently gradu-
ated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
Lombardi is the son of Virginia Adams of Largo.
Alexander Russian
SEMINOLE Marine Corps Pvt. Alexander Russian, son of
Holly Jaconetta of Seminole and Phillip Russian of Lutz, earned
the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit
training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Russian stayed committed during some of the
world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to
be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, disci-
pline and the corps values of honor, courage and commitment.
Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with
an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, mili-
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Beacon, January 3, 2013

Thorntons opens second

of 15 stores planned in area


By BRIAN GOFF
Pinellas County residents will be seeing more red-
bordered buildings as the Midwestern gas and con-
venience chain, Thorntons, moves into Tampa Bay.
The first store in the region opened at 1698 Gulf-
to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater on Dec. 3. The second
opened in Largo on Dec. 30, at 8875 Ulmerton
Road.
Thorntons operates 166 convenience stores and
gas stations in five states: Kentucky, Tennessee, In-
diana, Ohio and Illinois. The move into Florida is
the first expansion out of those states, and it is a
long way from their home territory. Why?
'That's always the number one question," said
Erin Jones, a spokeswoman for the company. "For
the amount of locations we intend to open up Flori-
da, specifically Tampa Bay had the most property
available to expand."
Jones said the company plans to open at least 15
stores in the region in the next two to three years.
"It isn't just the locations, but the improving
economy and the fact that it is a growing communi-
ty is what makes Tampa Bay attractive," said Jones.
Bob Clifford, the president and CEO of the Clear-
water Regional Chamber of Commerce said the
Thorntons opening should buoy business in his
city.
'This is their first location in Florida, so from
Clearwater's standpoint, it is extremely important,"
he said. 'Their research obviously speaks volumes
about the confidence they have in Clearwater."
Clifford also liked the idea that up to 20 new jobs
will be created at the outlet.
"New employment is always good. Businesses of
that nature traditionally employ all types of people -
college kids and people looking for part-time work.
So it will be good."
The idea that Thorntons contacted the chamber
when it planned to do business in Clearwater also
pleased Clifford.
'They have been a great partner so far. We've
been working with them for a number of months,
and we've been able to help them find their way
around our community," he said.
In Largo, Tom Morrisette, the president and CEO
of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce,
echoed similar sentiments.
"They came in and wanted to meet with the
chamber right away. They let us know they wanted
to be vested in the community and that is always a
good thing," he said.
The Largo location, nearly completed, is at the


"This is their first location in
Florida, so from Clearwater's
standpoint, it is extremely
important. Their research
obviously speaks volumes
about the confidence they
have in Clearwater."

- Bob Clifford
Clearwater Regional
Chamber of Commerce

corner of Ulmerton and Starkey roads, the former
site of a gentlemen's club. Morrisette made it clear
he was glad to see the empty strip joint out of there.
'That comer was blighted for so long. It is good to
see something going on," he said. 'That is a gateway
intersection in our community, so we can use the
redevelopment of that comer."
But does the community need another gas sta-
tion? Morrisette said the addition would be good,
because it will provide more competition.
'They told me it is their policy to always be a
penny cheaper than other companies," he said. "Ob-
viously that helps consumers, and it increases com-
petition to keep prices down. If that is their business
model, then it is a good thing."
Thorntons was founded in 1971 in Clarksville,
Ind., and over time has morphed into its current op-
eration of 166 gasoline and convenience stores, car
washes and travel plazas. It is a privately, family
owned company, but employees all have a stake in
the company. Matt Thornton, son of the founder
James Thornton, runs the company. Headquarters
are in Louisville, Ky.
Jones said the company's adaptability sets
Thomtons apart.
"Each store can stock things that might be impor-
tant to their region or neighborhood," she said.
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product that is popular in one place but not in an-
other."
Already work has begun on a third Tampa Bay lo-
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Pinch A Penny expansion a public-private success story


CLEARWATER In 1975, pool supply company
Pinch A Penny opened its doors in Pinellas County
as a small discount store.
With more than 200 stores in operation, Pinch A
Penny is now the nation's largest franchised retail
pool, patio and spa company.
"At heart, we are still a family-owned business,"
said Pinch A Penny president John Thomas. "From
our headquarters through our franchise owners
and staff, we are dedicated at every level to provid-
ing our customers with unrivaled value, quality and
service."
And is the company's recent expansion an exam-
ple of that commitment to team excellence?
"Absolutely," Thomas said. "If we're growing,
we're adding jobs, we're investing in our communi-
ty, we're adding revenue to the local economy. We
don't operate in a vacuum; the success of our busi-
ness is a direct product of the skilled efforts of our
team the Pinch A Penny family and of the sup-
port and strength of our community
Indeed, for Pinch A Penny, the support and
strength of the Pinellas community was a big part


of its decision to expand.
'This area has been my home since 1973 and it's
home for our employees," Thomas said. "When we
decided to construct new facilities to accommodate
our growth, we wanted to stay here. Relocating
where land was abundant would have meant dis-
rupting the lives of our employees, and moving jobs
out of Pinellas."
One of the biggest challenges facing Pinch A
Penny was finding a large enough parcel of land in
the area to meet its needs. But the answer to the
challenge was literally only one block away.
The Pinellas County Economic Development Au-
thority owned nearly 30 acres of land in an ideal lo-
cation just north of where Pinch A Penny had been
headquartered since 1980. With the assistance of
Mike Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic
Development, the land was offered to potential buy-
ers through a Request for Negotiation.
"Our goal, always, is to save and add jobs in
Pinellas by assisting local companies with their ex-
pansion plans," Meidel said. "We want to encourage
development and redevelopment projects that aid in


that mission. This RFN allowed us to add the goals
of job creation and community investment to the
decision making process. By broadening the scope
of the negotiations, we sold surplus property, which
benefited the taxpayers and helped facilitate the
growth of a Pinellas-based company."
Fortunately for Pinch A Penny, they offered the
highest price for the land, $4.686 million, and their
overall response to the RFN was the one that best
fulfilled the mission of the EDA. Proceeds from the
land sale went to Pinellas County's Capital Im-
provement Program, Public Works allocation.
"Pinch A Penny has since constructed on the
land a 45,000-square-foot corporate headquarters
building and a 200,000-square-foot distribution
center a combined investment of more than $25
million. Retaining existing jobs; adding new high-
wage jobs; investing in targeted industries and des-
ignated employment centers ... these are exactly the
types of projects we want for a thriving economy,"
said Meidel.
Pinch A Penny is now working on Phase II of its
expansion and should begin construction soon on a


100,000-square-foot building to accommodate
manufacturing and packaging operations.
'This investment in our company and our com-
munity is important," Thomas said. "Our company
needs to have safe and sound facilities that meet
the needs of our future. And our community needs
the jobs that this expansion creates."
When asked how a project of this magnitude can
be achieved, Thomas said it was cooperation.
"Cooperation is the key," Thomas said. "We
would not have been able to stay in Pinellas County
were it not for a lot of hard work and cooperation
from Pinellas County and the City of Largo. This
project is proof that business and government can
work together for the betterment of the communi-
ty."
To learn more about Pinch A Penny and its prod-
ucts visit www.pinchapenny.com.
For more information on ways to grow your busi-
ness in Pinellas County, visit www.pced.org or call
464-7332.
This story was submitted by Pinellas County Eco-
nomic Development.


Tampa Bay area leads state in job growth


By SUZETTE PORTER

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the news Dec. 21 Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area is leading all
metro areas in over the year job creation with a gain of 22,900 jobs.
The local MSA also had a 2.2 percent decline in unemployment so
far this year. Since December 2010, unemployment has declined 3.3
percentage points, from 11.4 percent to 8.1 percent (not seasonally ad-
justed).
"In communities all throughout Florida, families are finding new job
opportunities," Scott said. "Since 2010, the private sector has created
more than 200,000 private sector jobs. Florida's housing market is im-
proving and unemployment is down."
The good news continues to Pinellas County where unemployment
declined from 8 percent in October to 7.9 percent by the end of Novem-
ber. Compared to last year, unemployment is down 2.1 percent.
And the labor force is growing, going from 445,064 in November
2011 to 449,633 for the same month this year. Last year, 44,617 were
reported as unemployed compared to 35,539 in November 2012.
Pinellas County tied with Hillsborough County to rank No. 39
among the state's 67 counties. The two counties had the same unem-







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ployment rate as the state, 7.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate
for November was 7.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted, which is a de-
cline from 8.2 percent a year ago.
The local MSA includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas
counties. Hernando's unemployment rate dropped from 13.1 percent
last November to 9.6 percent this year. Pasco County's numbers im-
proved by 2.6 percentage points going from 11.6 percent in 2011 to 9.0
percent. Hillsborough County's unemployment decreased 1.9 percent,
from 9.8 percent to 7.9 percent.
Hernando County tied with Indian River County for the No. 9 posi-
tion in rankings by unemployment. Hendry County, with an unem-
ployment rate of 11.6 percent, ranks No. 1. Pasco County tied with
Polk and Glades for the No. 13 spot. Monroe County ranked No. 67
with the lowest unemployment in the state, 4.7 percent.
Scott reported that the local MSA added 9,700 jobs in professional
and business services, 8,800 in education and health services, and an-
other 200 jobs in the information industry.
Statewide, leisure and hospitality jobs showed the largest jump,
adding 31,200 this year. Trade, transportation and utilities came in
second with an additional 24,700 jobs, and 20,700 jobs were added in
the professional land business services industry.
Total government continued to lead the way with the most job loss-
es, 9,300 so far this year, followed by construction with a loss of 3,900
jobs and information with job losses of 1,100.
Sixteen of the state's 22 metro areas reported job gains in 2012.
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater led the way, followed by Orlando-
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Ker's Christmas event benefits charities
CLEARWATER For more than 17 years, Crawford Ker, CEO and
founder of Ker's WingHouse Bar and Grill, has donated thousands of
dollars to help spread Christmas cheer to inspire the less fortunate
youth of Pinellas County.
This year on Christmas Day, Ker continued this tradition, donating
more than $20,000 in food and toys during Ker's Christmas, which
takes place at Ker's WingHouse Bar and Grill in Clearwater.
More than 115 local Pinellas County children and their guardians
attended their annual gathering. This event benefitted several charities
including the Homeless Emergency Project Inc., Everybody's Taberna-
cle and Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch.

Little Greek Restaurant to expand
Little Greek Restaurant's 11th location opened recently in the food
court of Tampa's WestShore Plaza, and more area locations are on the
way in 2013.
"Opening a nontraditional location, inside of a mall will not only be a
first for our company, but also for me. After seeing how well the store
did and the response from customers, we are happy with our deci-
sion," said Nick Vojnovic in a press release. Vojnovic is past president
of BeefO'Brady's.
Vojnovic formed a partnership with founder Sigrid Bratic last May,
becoming president of Little Greek Franchise Development LLC. In one
year, the two have opened six locations, five in the Tampa Bay area
and one in Texas.
Development plans for 2013 are to open six franchised locations, ex-
panding into new markets, including Austin, Texas, and Louisville,
Kentucky, and developing a new prototype with the opening of a new
Tampa location in January.
Little Greek emphasizes Greek dishes created from generations of
traditional family recipes. Existing Tampa Bay area locations include
restaurants in Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Clearwater, Carroll-
wood, Westchase, South Tampa, St. Petersburg and Westshore Plaza.

Castor to speak at chamber dinner
ST. PETE BEACH Congresswoman Kathy Castor will be the speak-
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merce annual dinner at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort.
The event will feature a business expo from 3 to 7 p.m., a cocktail
reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and the awards dinner at 7.
The cost is $65 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers.
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TREASURE ISLAND The Treasure Island Art Guild is accepting en-
tries for its next art show at City Hall, 120 108th Ave.
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2012, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. The
Rev. Monsignor Brendan Muldoon officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Shirley
Nolsheim of Seminole.
She is a graduate of the University of Central
Florida with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
She is employed by VALIC.
The groom is the son of Richard and Sandra
Miller of Seminole. He is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree
in business. He is the owner of Niagara Concrete.


The wedding party included Amy L. Nolsheim,
maid of honor; Ashley L. Dickey, matron of
honor; Ryan Miller, best man; Katelyn Puttick,
Morgan Puttick, Nicole Gonzalez, Becca Bumett,
Julia Whitaker, Marianne McAlister and Ashley
Miller, bridesmaids; Blake Barreiro, Travis
Repetto, Tim Schuldt and Lane Dickey, grooms-
men; Matt Poynter and Kevin Kennedy, ushers;
Marley Joanne Miller, Delaney Lynn Dickey,
flower girls.
A reception followed the ceremony at the
Treasure Island Yacht Club. The couple resides
in Seminole.


Religion news


Church By The Sea
plans praise band
MADEIRA BEACH Church by the Sea, 495 137th Circle, plans an
8 a.m. contemporary service on Sunday, Jan. 13 by The Band by the
Sea, a local praise band.
The band is made up of area musicians and singers who put on a
show covering Christian gospel, rock standards, hymns and progres-
sive contemporary music.
The Jan. 13 concert will feature the music of the Beatles and the
Byrds. Selections will include "My Sweet Lord" and "Turn, Turn, Turn,"
among many others.
The worship will be led by new pastor David Ruth.
For more information, call 391-7706 or 397-5600.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
CLEARWATER The Peace Memorial concert series will continue
with a performance by organist Andrew Kotylo Sunday, Jan. 13, 3
p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison
Ave.
Kotylo will open all the stops on Peace Memorial's Casavant organ.
The artist has designed his program to appeal to all musical tastes and
will feature selections by Bach, Reger and Karg-Elert plus a tour de
force arrangement of Rossini's famous William Tell Overture and even
some blues. This event is co-sponsored by the Clearwater Chapter of
the American Guild of Organists.
No tickets are needed and seating is first come, first served. An offer-
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2:30 p.m. After the concert, there will be a light reception in the fellow-
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Call 446-3001 or visit www.peacememorial.org.


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The Florida Orchestra: Jump, Jive an' Wail; Friday, Jan. 4,
8 p.m., at the Straz Center, 1010 N. W.C. Maclnnes Place, Tampa;
Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Pe-
tersburg; and Sunday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall,
1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $15. For
information, call 892-3337 or 800-662-7286 or visit www.flori
daorchestra.org. Featuring award-winning swing dancers, the per-
formance will be a night of dance tunes covering the Charleston,
big band, boogie-woogie, blues and more with hits by Duke Elling-
ton, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima and
other American masters.
Marcia Ball, Friday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m., at Skipper's Smokehouse,
910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets are $20. Call 813-971-0666 or
visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com. Texas-born, Louisiana-raised
pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her
Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, "Roadside Attractions,"
will perform Jan. 4, at Skipper's Smokehouse. Ball's groove-laden
New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast
blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans every-
where. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rol-
licking Crescent City piano. Over the course of her career, Ball's
infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional songs have won her a
loud and loyal international fan base. "Roadside Attractions" is her
fifth release for Alligator, and the fourth to receive a Grammy nomi-
nation.
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. Attendees will relive the swing, swagger
and sophisticated 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 en-
thralled until the "wee hours of the morning" back in the '60s.
B.B. King, Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall,
1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50.
Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth
eckerdhall.com. Since B.B. King
started recording in the late
1940s, he has released more than
60 albums many considered
blues classics, like the 1965
definitive live blues album "Live At
The Regal" and the 1976 collabo-
ration with Bobby "Blue" Bland
"Together For The First Time."
Over the years, King has had two
No. 1 R&B hits, including 'Three
O'clock Blues" (1951) and "You
Don't Know Me" (1952). He also
has had four No. 2 R&B hits, in-
cluding "Please Love Me" (1953),
"You Upset Me Baby" (1954), B.B. King
"Sweet Sixteen, Part I" (1960) and "Don't Answer The Door, Part I"
(1966). King's most popular crossover hit, "The Thrill Is Gone"
(1970), went to No. 15 on the pop charts. A winner of multiple
Grammy Awards, King has received seven honorary doctorates,
numerous gold and platinum record awards, the Kennedy Center
Honors in 1995, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.
Special guest Shaun Hopper will open the show.
"Cinderella," presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia,
Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Pe-
tersburg. Tickets start at $24.75. Call 800-874-9020 or 893-7832
or visit www.themahaffey.com. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
bring the story of "Cinderella," one of the most popular fables of the
19th and 20th centuries, to audiences. One of the more popular
compositions of Sergei Prokofiev, "Cinderella" has inspired numer-
ous renditions over the years. Known for its jubilant music and
lush scenery, "Cinderella" has been incredibly popular since its in-
ception in 1944. Based on the French fairytale "Cendrillon," Cin-
derella lives with her wicked stepsisters until a beggar, who reveals
herself as a fairy, rewards Cinderella for her pure spirit with a
makeover and a coach. At the ball, Cinderella dances with the
prince until the spell wears off and her ballet slipper is left behind.
The prince uses the slipper to find his love again.


Alexandra Daddario stars as Heather Miller in "Texas Chainsaw 3D."


Opening this week

Hollywood kicks off 2013 with Leatherface in 'Texas Chainsaw 3D'


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

'Texas Chainsaw 3D'
Genre: Horror
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Trey Songz, Keram
Malicki-Sanchez, Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Scott East-
wood, Richard Riehle, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Bums, John Dugan,
Bill Moseley and Dan Yeager
Director: John Luessenhop
Rated: R
Lionsgate's 'Texas Chainsaw 3D" continues the legendary story of
the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974
horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went
missing without a trace.
The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local
barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally
confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the
Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word
around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged
locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground
and killing every last member of the family or so they thought.
Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original mas-
sacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a
Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After em-
barking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she
is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her new-
found wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that
awaits her in the mansion's dank cellars ...
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks be-
fore these films appear in local movie theaters.

'56 UP'
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon
Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield, John Brisby, Peter Davies and
Suzanne Dewey
Director: Michael Apted


Andy Garcia, left, and Forest Whitaker star in "A Dark Truth," a
Magnolia Pictures release.
Not rated
"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man."
Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Je-
suit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from di-
verse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their
lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned di-
rector Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk
to them, examining the progression of their lives.
From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and
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the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn
56 more life-changing decisions and
surprising developments are re-
vealed.
An extraordinary look at the struc-
ture of life in the 20th century, The
UP Series is, according to critic Roger
Ebert, "an inspired, almost noble use
of the film medium. Apted penetrates
to the central mystery of life."

'A Dark Truth'
Genre: Action and thriller
Cast: Andy Garcia, Kim Coates,
Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria
and Forest Whitaker
Director: Damian Lee
Rated: R
Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Debo-
rah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria and
Forest Whitaker star in "A Dark
Truth," written and directed by
Damian Lee.
Garcia plays a former CIA opera-
tive turned political talk show host,
who is hired by a corporate whistle
blower (Unger) to expose her compa-
ny's cover-up of a massacre in a
South American village. When he ar-
rives, he is plunged into a violent
and chaotic situation, with the mili-
tary cracking down on a group of


protesters led by a pair of activists
(Longoria and Whitaker). The ever-
increasing depletion of earth's natu-
ral resource of water serves as the
backdrop for this tense environmen-
tal thriller.

'All Superheroes
Must Die'
Genre: Action, adventure and sci-
ence fiction
Cast: Jason Trost, James Remar,
Lucas Till, Lee Valmassy and Sophie
Merkley
Director: Jason Trost
Not rated
Four masked avengers find them-
selves stripped of their powers by a
cruel arch-nemesis they defeated
years earlier ... or so they thought.
When the sinister mastermind
puts the heroes through a series of
brutal challenges that are virtually
impossible to overcome, they must
battle the clock and even each
other in a race to stop a deadly
countdown that could mean total de-
struction.

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Horoscopes

January 3, 2013

Capricorn
December 22 January 19
Chores at home come to a
grinding halt in the face of adven-
ture. Don't say no, Capricorn.
Hand off your list, pack your
bags and have a great time.

Aquarius
January 20 February 18
The reckless behavior of a
youngster wreaks havoc on a
family event. Take it in stride,
Aquarius. There is a lesson to be
learned. A health crisis ends.

Pisces
February 19 March 20
Please, Pisces. The odds are
stacked against you. Pass the
reins to someone else and turn
your attention to a matter brew-
ing at home.

Aries
March 21 April 19
Come on, Aries. You know
you're interested, so cast aside
your doubts and get a move on. A
film inspires some much-needed
changes at home.

Taurus
April 20 May 20
Good grief, Taurus. You gave it
your all. Now it's time to reap the
rewards, and there are many.
Someone you least expect seeks
your advice.

Gemini
May 21 June 21
Jump for joy, Gemini. Amazing
things are about to happen, and
you will have many people to
thank. A last-ditch effort to get a
project off the ground works.

Cancer
June 22 July 22
Look out, Cancer. Mystery
abounds at home, and you'll be
drawn in fast. Don your detective
cap and start the investigation.
Questions at work remain unan-
swered

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July 23 August 22
Just when you thought things
couldn't get any better, another
opportunity beckons. It's yours
for the taking, Leo. Don't miss
out!

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August 23 September 22
No more hesitation, Virgo.
You've got the goods to get the job
done, so do it. Passion burns
bright at home, and romantic
gestures are returned.

Libra
September 23 October 22
Loss is a fact of life, Libra, but
lucky for you, this week's loss will
have a silver lining. Take a hard
look at what transpires, and you
just might be inspired.

Scorpio
October 23 November 21
Sassy Scorpio. You can give it
and you can take it, and that fact
will help you reach a long-sought
goal. A tickle of the ivories gets
the creative juices flowing.

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November 22 December 21
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Shakespeare Festival celebrates art


ST. PETERSBURG The Florida Orchestra teams up with local arts
organizations to present Shakespeare Festival in January.
A collaboration featuring concerts, films, visual art, theater and
more sponsored by the Florida Orchestra, American Stage Theatre
Company, The Dali Museum, The Mahaffey Theater, The Studio@620,
Sunscreen Film Festival, St. Petersburg College School of Music and
the University of South Florida School of Music
The festival will include two orchestra programs, five Shakespeare-
inspired films, an art exhibit, dramatic readings, Shakespeare in song,
excerpts from plays and other events Jan. 3-26.
Florida Orchestra Board Chairman Thomas Farquhar said, "Ar-
guably, no artist has done more to inspire the creation of art across all
genres than Shakespeare. We are excited to partner with fellow arts or-
ganizations in the Tampa Bay area to offer the community a multi-
faceted, month-long celebration of The Bard of Avon."
Music played an important part in Shakespeare's work; his words
not only filled dozens of sonnets and narrative poems, but also ap-
peared in song text sprinkled throughout his plays.
Part of the Florida Orchestra's programming in the month of Jan-
uary focuses on composers who have been drawn to the subjects of
the great English dramatist to create a variety of orchestral music.
In addition to the symphonic repertoire, operas, operettas, musicals
and songs based on Shakespeare's dramatic works, his influence on
many other art forms is equally vast and immeasurable.
Nearly 400 years after his death, the genius and relevancy of Shake-
speare still moves artists and inspires the creation of new works based
on his words and ideas.
Shakespeare Festival event schedule:
Thursday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m., the Florida Orchestra presents a Coffee
Concert, "Symphonic Shakespeare," in the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First
St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $24, $29, $42 and $10 for students.
Price includes a pre-concert talk at 10 a.m. with complimentary coffee
and donuts. For tickets or more information, call 892-3337 or 1-800-
662-7286, or visit www.floridaorchestra.org.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m., a film screening "Scotland PA," presented
by The Dali Museum & Sunscreen Film Festival, at the Dali Museum,
1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. A modernized retelling of Macbeth set in
1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Admission to film is free. Runtime: 104
minutes, rated R. Call 823-3767 or visit www.thedali.org.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., "Shakespeare in Song," presented
by The Dali Museum and St. Petersburg College School of Music, at
the Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Students from St. Pe-
tersburg College perform vocal selections based on Shakespeare's texts
and dramatic works. Free admission to performance. Call 823-3767 or


visit www.thedali.org.
Friday, Jan. 11 through April 28, The Dali Museum presents the
"Much Ado About Shakespeare" exhibit. Two suites of Shakespearean
Comedies and Tragedies consisting of 31 dry point engravings will be
on display. Two editions of his published illustrated books "Macbeth"
and "As You Like It" will accompany the sets. Admission is $21 for
adults; $19 for seniors age 65 and older, military, police and firefight-
ers; $15, children ages 13 to 18 and students 18 and older with ID;
ages 6 to 12, $7; 5 and under admitted free. Admission after 5 p.m.
Thursday is $10.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., film screening, "Prospero's Books," at
the Dali Museum. An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge
against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief
enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the The Tem-
pest'. Directed by Peter Greenaway and starring John Gielgud, Michael
Clark and Michel Blanc. Admission to film is free. Runtime: 124 min-
utes, rated R.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1 to 5 p.m. The Dali Museum's Family Day,
featuring film screenings, family activities, refreshments and more.
'The Lion King" will be shown at 1 p.m. Runtime: 89 minutes, rated G.
"Rosencrantz & Guildenstem are Dead" starts at 3 p.m. Runtime: 117
minutes, rated PG. Free admission to film and kids' activities.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., An Intimate Collaboration: "All The
World's A Stage," presented by The Studio@620 and The Florida Or-
chestra, at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The Stu-
dio@620's first of four events in partnership with The Florida
Orchestra explores Shakespeare's influence on music, spoken word
and more in a multi-faceted artistic collaboration. Vocalists from the
USF School of Music's Chamber Singers highlight Shakespeare's
words in song. Co-hosted by Studio@620 artistic director Bob Devin
Jones, special guests from The Florida Orchestra and guest conductor
Andrew Grams. Suggested donation $10. Seating is limited. Reserva-
tions are suggested. Call 895-6620 or visit www.studio620.org.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-27, The Florida Orchestra
& American Stage Theatre Company presents a Masterworks concert,
'Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet." Show times are 10 a.m. Friday and 8
p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater. Sunday's performance is at
7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwa-
ter. Actors from American Stage will present scenes from the plays as
preludes to the Tchaikovsky's music. Tickets are $15, $35 and $45.
Student tickets are $10. A post-concert talk is included at Friday
morning's performance. For tickets or more information, call 892-3337
or 1-800-662-7286, or visit www.floridaorchestra.org.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m., Film Screening, "Romeo & Juliet," at


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Dunedin's Main Street becomes open-air showcase for local, national artists


By LEE CLARK ZUMPE

DUNEDIN The 16th annual
Downtown Dunedin Art Festival
runs Saturday and Sunday, Jan.
12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Main
Street in downtown Dunedin.
This annual tradition trans-
forms Main Street into a first
class outdoor art gallery display-
ing a wide variety of art including
paintings, sculpture, photogra-
phy, glass, wood, jewelry, collage
and ceramics.
Howard Alan Events, producer
of some of the nation's finest ju-
ried art shows, will present the
two-day show which will show-
case both local and nationally
recognized artists. Admission is
free and the event is open to the
public. Dunedin's village-like at-
mosphere provides the perfect
backdrop for this popular cele-
bration of art and artists.
"Known as the most desirable
suburb of Tampa, Dunedin has a
small town image, but packs the
punch of a bustling city with
37,000 residents," said Howard
Alan Events in a press release.
"One of the oldest towns on the
West Coast of Florida, it has a
wooded and subtropical setting
with almost four miles of pictur-
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and ages, making Dunedin a
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of unique masterpieces, from life-
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tracting some of the country's top
artists, the event will include the
work of 87 artists who have been
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The artists will converge upon
Main Street in downtown
Dunedin, showcasing their finest
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their art.
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scheduled to participate in the
16th annual Downtown Dunedin
Art Festival:
Lea Alboher, mixed media
Mike Awalt, copper
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Paul Bjorke, mixed media
Kevan Breitinger, mosaics
Dale Cantrell, stone and
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Kathy Camevale, jewelry


Lynn and Steve Cebula, wood
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Pam Chevalier, sculpture
Charles Clabaugh, oils
Bill Colby, pottery
Don David, jewelry


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Sherry Fennessy, jewelry,
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J. Martin Figlinski, oils
Michelle Frappier, jewelry


Carol T. Glazer, photography
Julie Goodin, mixed media
Valery Guignon, fiber
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* Elizabeth Haughton and Michel Tsouris, jewelry
* Michelle Hinz, painting
* Barry Hollritt, photography
* Jim and Susie Huckaby, pottery
* Keith James, photography
* Anthony Joneck, jewelry
* Annette and Gerry Kapfer, jewelry
* Lawrence Kearns, pottery
* Beth Keenan, mixed media
* Steven Koester, jewelry
* Stevan Koester, jewelry
* Dianne Krumel, etchings
* Susan Loy, calligraphy
* Brian Mace, sculpture
* Sarena Mann, mixed media fabrics
* Michelle Mardis, acrylic
* Lorrie Mason, jewelry
* Kathleen Master, mixed media
* Susan McCubbin, watercolor
* Brenda McMahon, pottery
* Rachelle Meagher, mixed media
* Richard Miller, photography
* Tim and Diane Miller, pottery
* Janet Mokher, oil
* Candyce Moreland, jewelry
* Eddie Myers, digital
* Pat Nacey, photography
* Merrianne Nichols, leather bags
* Kirill Novikov, painting
* Leon Oziel, jewelry
* Brad Patterson, pottery
* Sally Phillips, jewelry
* Donald Portschy, sculpture
* Lesley Reich, pottery
* Patrick Reynolds, oils and watercolors
* James Richmond, photography
* Oscar Rivero, jewelry
* Eugene Rizzo, watercolor
* Angela Roberts, jewelry, glass
* Terry Ross, jewelry
* Page Rozelle, jewelry
* Coco Paniora Salinas, jewelry
* Julie Salvetti, jewelry, fine pearl
* Gerald Sanders, metal trees
* Edward Sanderson, paintings
* Carl Schneider, jewelry
* Larry Schneider, painting
* Janet Searfoss, batik
* Joyce Slate, jewelry
* Mark Slaven, jewelry


Linda Soderquist, painting
Bob and Sharon Spry, jewelry
Jeffrey St. Romain, pencil drawing
Robert Stentz, glass
Michael Stewart, jewelry
Debra Stewart and Pia Schliesseit, mixed media,
clocks
Linda Stump, photography
Steve Taggart, clay
June Tressler, mixed media
Karen and Mark Tuttle, jewelry
Steve Vaughn, photography
Skip and Moonstone White, jewelry
Kathleen Willer, acrylic
Don and Cristina Williams, raku
Mike Williams, graphics, pen and ink
Judy A. Wolfe, mixed media
Xia Xiao Zhang, silk embroidery
Participating Tampa Bay artists include Ozona
artist Susan McCubbin, watercolorist; and Sherry
Fennessy, glass artist; and Annette Kapfer of St.
Pete Beach.
Kapfer creates kiln-fused dichoric glass artwork,
which is then creatively patch-worked, affecting
three-dimensional views of nature's art objects.
Though the technique is time-consuming, the re-
sults are aesthetically pleasing and readily appreci-
ated. Festival-goers will find an extensive selection
of Kapfer's stunning earrings and pendants on dis-
play and available for purchase.
Kapfer grew up just outside of Oslo, Norway, but
relocated to Florida. Already a collector of glass ob-
jects, she discovered the seemingly magical proper-
ties of dichroic glass, which she uses in her studio
to capture the spirit of the restless ocean.
Using primarily Italian Murano glass, Fennessy
makes all the glass beads used in her creations. She
completes the jewelry with Swarovski crystals and
sterling silver made in Bali.
"My inspiration for color combinations comes
from continual observance of the world around me,"
Fennessy says on her website. "I'm blessed to be
able to pursue my passion for art."
Lake County resident Mike Awalt worked for
three decades in the refrigeration industry before re-
alizing his dream of producing art with copper. Life
in Florida has influenced his work. Awalt has creat-
ed artistic impressions of herons, palm trees, light-
houses and mangroves.
Candyce Moreland specializes in handcrafted jew-
elry for professional women.
"Our traditional and contemporary designs ele-
gantly accessorize both your office and casual


"Fighting Wild Stallions," by Carol T. Glazer is
among the many works of art that will be for sale at
the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival Jan. 12-13.
wardrobes," according to the artist's website. "Our
goal is to create beautiful, well crafted jewelry at af-
fordable prices. Because each piece is handcrafted
by the artist, many of the designs are one-of-a-kind
creations and cannot be duplicated."
Orlando-based contemporary impressionist
painter Edward Sanderson paints with bold, vivid
hues portraying a carefree world full of color and
light.
"My paintings invite the viewer to relate to every-
day life and emotions through the use of saturated
colors and identifiable objects that co-exist in natu-
ral environments," Sanderson says in his artist bi-
ography on his website. "Each painting is designed
to capture life's fleeting moments while evoking
emotions through its striking compositions and
vivid hues."
Gerald Sanders began creating wire trees in
1973. The artist fashions trees from hundreds of
pieces of straight 23 gauge steel wire, using vise
grips and pliers to twists limbs and form delicate
branches.
Once completed, Sanders' trees resemble minia-


Beacon, January 3, 2013

ture leafless trees in winter.
What was once a hobby has become full-time vo-
cation and Sanders admits it all began quite acci-
dentally.
"My mother saves everything and had some wire
and suggested I make something with it," Sanders
says in his artist biography on his website. "I made
a small tree and took it to work with me to show
some of the people at the restaurant and a lady
wanted to buy it. I sold it for a dollar or two, and
another co-worker asked me to make her one."
Since then, Sanders has crafted and sold more
than 80,000 wire trees.
Carol Glazer combined her two great passions in
life: wildlife and photography.
Glazer has traveled the world to observe animals
in their natural environs and has captured both the
behaviors as well as the emotions of her wild sub-
jects. Her image inventory includes photos of every-
thing from deer, elk, bison, lynx and coyote to
grizzly bears, bobcats, cougars, moose and moun-
tain goats. Of particular interest to Floridians, Glaz-
er has a number of images of alligators from the
swamplands of the Sunshine State.
According to her website, Glazer has been pursu-
ing her passion for photography for more than 30
years.
An award-winning photographer, Glazer is an ac-
tive member of the North American Nature Photog-
raphers Association, Florida Professional
Photographers, the Yellowstone Association and the
National Wildlife Federation.
The annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival is
free and open to the public and it helps support
both the arts community and the local economy.
Howard Alan Events will host additional shows in
the coming months in the Tampa Bay area, includ-
ing:
19th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft
Festival, St. Pete Beach- Jan. 26-27
10th annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival,
Sarasota- Jan. 26-27
19th annual Siesta Key Craft Festival, Sarasota
-Feb. 9-10
21st annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival,
Dunedin- Feb. 16-17
25th anniversary Downtown Sarasota Festival
of the Arts, Sarasota- Feb. 16-17
24th annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair, Tampa
- March 23-24
10th annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft
Festival, St. Pete Beach April 6-7
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its artists, instructors and students from their northern homes.
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Ground Floor Near Pool.
$775/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.


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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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.
Logarto Apts. (727)733-0423.
HOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIAL




PINELLAS VILLAGE
NOW ACCEPTING FAMILIES
1ST MONTH FREE!!
2/BED $625, 3/BED $747
CALL TODAY!!! (727)399-2500
LARGO: 1 BR/1 BA, 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/1 BA, $600/month,
2BR/1BA, $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
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA.
Great Water View! Unfurnished,
Pool, Laundry, 1,140SF, Balcony.
No Pets. $950/Mo. (727)743-3242.


THE BEST VALUE
ON THE BEACHES
We have MORE: Amenities, Fun Activities
& include more Services.
Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos
Starting at S915
Call us today and start your move
home to Gull Harbor! 55+
www.gullharborcondos.com
17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB
727-392-0753

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Sunset Beach, Treasure Island
Furnished, 1BR/1BA. Walk to
Beach. Seasonal OK. 800SF +
large balcony. No Pets. Ken
(704)648-8247
TREASURE ISLAND
1 BR/2BA, No Smoking/ Pets.
Pool. $800/Month +First/ Sec.
All Utilities Included.
Available Immediately!
(727)367-2727.


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.


MADEIRA BEACH 1BR/1BA
On water, cozy, private. Available
immediately. $1,200. No pets.
(727)678-6334


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


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


LARGO, 215 11TH ST SW. 2BR,
C/H/A, Nice Condition, Laundry/
Utility Room, Smoke Free, Credit
Check, $675/Month,
(727)584-6283.
LARGO: 2BR/1 BA, UNFURN.
New Tile, Large Kitchen, W/D
Hook-Up, Petless. $750/Month,
Annual. Best Beach Rentals.
(727)398-1200.


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.
$250/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
LARGO: 220 13TH ST. SW.
Near Diagnostic Clinic.
Office/ Workshop/ Storage.
(727)584-6283.
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.

SELL YOUR HOME IN THE
CLASSIFIED. SPECIAL
BY-OWNER RATES.
CALL 397-5563 TODAY!

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Now Petite Dog Friendly
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SatImdaey


1 55. P -t H


COMMERCIAL REAL
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Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465.
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,
1,500 SF. $1,400/Mo. End Unit. (727)530-3535
LARGO: 220 13TH ST. SW. Near Diagnostic Clinic. Office/
IWorkshop/ Storage. (727)584-6283.


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Home Delivery
Independent Distributor
Opportunities
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St. Petersburg Tierra Verde
Madeira Bch. Indian Rks. Bch.
Clearwater Palm Harbor -
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Must be at least 18
Valid driver's license.
Reliable vehicle and
car insurance.
tampabay.com/distributor
1-866-498-4637.




1st Equity Capital Funding, Inc.
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727-230-7127
When the Banks Say No...
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BRAND NEW, CHERRY 5-PIECE
Queen Bedroom Set; Headboard,
Frame, Dresser, Mirror, Night-
stand, $295. (727)667-8288.



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AUTOMOTIVE





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



$400 & UP Minimum Guaranteed
for Junk Vehicles, State Approved
Disposal. Serving Pinellas for
25/Years. (727)458-3721.


PROPANE FLOOR BUFFER, 27"
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WET SLIPS FOR RENT
From 25'-55'. Sail Or Power. Easy
Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach.
Ample Parking. $7.55/Foot.
(727)641-6465.



L&M DOCKSIDE Boat Repair
Full Mobile and Shop Service.
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Licensed, Insured, since 1985.
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Certified Marine Technician.
Electronics Installation.
Full Service Outboard Repair.
(727)744-4352
For parts & accessories
visit: marinesupplydock.com


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Fine Things. Friday & Saturday,
8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd.
Seminole. (727)391-2919. We
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As Well. coth@coth.org

ST. JUSTIN MARTYR
Catholic Church. The Newly
Expanded Famous Thrift Shop!
Every Wed. & Sat. 9AM-2PM.
10851 Ridge Road, Seminole.
(727)397-3312.


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HTG. & A/C. CAC1816535
SALES SERVICE REPAIRS.
No Overtime Rates (7:30-7:30).
-Dryer Vent Cleaning
-Duct Cleaning -Duct Repairs
(727)528-1227




Andu's Air. Inc.
DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE
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Affordable. #CAC1814825.
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Visa/MC/Disc/AmEx.


e TRANE

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Replacement. (727)398-5515.
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Warrenville
HOME CENTER
SMALL JOBS TO BIG JOBS
State Certified. CBC-1256083.
47-years' experience.
Veterans' Discount!
WHC, (727)481-3764,
(727)418-1805.




florida pavers

(7Z7)943-9739
You'll Love Our Work...Just Ask
Your Neighbors
Driveways, Walkways,
Pool Decks.
Commercial/ Residential
Free estimates
Lic#C-10498



ALL WOOD Cabinets, Counter-
tops. Reface/Replace.
Free Estimates, Computer Design.
30 yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959.
MC/Visa/Discover.
Kustom Kitchen, Inc.


LOWEST PRICE

ALL WOOD CABINS
WE BEAT
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(727)536-0859, (727)504-0953
Lic#C9362.
www.cometcabinetsinc.com

Complete Custom Cabinets:
Kitchens, Baths. Low Rates, Free
Estimates, All Work Guaranteed.
#C-8910. Carpenter's Corner of
Florida. Call (727)367-1450.



Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc.
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.


CROWN & IUM


30/Yrs. Finish Carpenter
Specializing in Crown Molding,
Coffered Ceilings, Mantles, Book-
cases, Wainscoting, Beadboard,
Columns/ Doorways, Kitchen
Cabinetry. Door Replacements.
Total Renovations.
Vince Mantegna Lic#C10576
Insured. (727)289-6999
www CROWNandTRIMbyDESIGN corn



CELTIC CARPET CLEANING
$99 Whole House Deep Clean!
Restrictions Apply. No Hidden
Charges! Call (727)290-7326.

LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM
& Hallway, $65. Also Furniture
Cleaning. Carpet Stretching
$50/Hr. (727)644-5848,
(727)320-6001.

3 ROOMS $75, Deep Cleaning,
Low-Moisture Method, Fast
Drying. Tile and Grout Cleaning.
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



"QUALITY CARPET"
Repairs, Re-stretches. Wood
Laminate, Carpet, Tile. Sales/
Service. Credit-cards accepted.
20-Years' Experience.
(727)527-1359.
CARPET CLEANING
DIVISION, (727)527-1088.




QUALITY CEILING
REFINISHING. INC.
*Popcorn Removal
*Cracked Ceilings
*Plaster/Drywall Repair
*Water Damage Repair
*Outdoor Ceilings
Job completed in
one day with 'no mess!
100% Financing
Lic. #CRC-1326471 Bonded,
Insured, Free Est.
(727)446-3550
Established 1979



Ceramic Life-Style, Inc.
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
Low, Low Prices!! Repairs, New
Installations. #C5760. WHY
WAIT? (727)399-0770. Visa/MC

inellas Pasco
Tile & Marble-
33 YEARS EXPERIENCE
IMPECCABLE WORKMANSHIP
FLOORS/KITCHENS/BATHROOMS
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
FREE ESTIMATES LIC. #C-10361
INSURED VISA/MC ACCEPTED
BOB 727-623-5504 12131



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

HEIDI'S DETAILED CLEANING
Service. 10-Years' Experience.
Licensed/ Insured/ Bonded,
10% OFF First-Time Service.
Gift certificates available.
stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com
(727)254-1950.


AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates.
Superior Cleaning.
Residential, foreclosures, move-in/
out. Honest, professional,
experienced. References/ Insured.
(727)565-9280.

Husband & Wife Cleaning Team
Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation
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
departments and other Computer
shops go to when they need
assistance. 14/years in business,
50+ computers in stock and
thousands of happy repeat
customers. We offer a rare
combination of Competence,
Trust, Value and Fast service.
Call for In-shop or Onsite Service
(727)455-8450.
No problem we can't fix!


COMPUTER 1


APPLE & PC Service & Repairs
Reasonable Rates. Satisfaction
Guaranteed! Call Rafe,
Clearwater (727)459-3125
www.aaacomputerdoctor.com

AFFORDABLE
COMPUTER REPAIR
Local, Fast, Professional.
On-site, In-store, Remote.
Free Diagnostic & Estimate!
wwv.PinellasComputers.com
Seminole 727-466-5000
Largo 727-471 -9000

ST. PETE COMPUTERS
9150 49th Street N. Pinellas Park
(727)490-7664
Computer& Laptop Repair, Virus
& Spyware Removal. Tune-ups/
Data Transfer/ Upgrades.
Refurbished Computers, Laptops.
Visit www.stpetepc.com for
Coupon & Hardware Specials.
Onsite service available.



CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
DMQ Group. State-Certified
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.

MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc.
20+ Years' Experience. Quality
Service. Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks. #C-5640.
Call (727)398-5160.



Patio Door Repair Specialist
"I Get Them Sliding Again"
No Installations. Angie's List
2007-2008, 2010-2011 Super
Service Award! (727)733-4353.
www.PatioDoorRepairlnc.com


CUSTOM DRAPERIES &
Valances, Bedding, Cushions,
Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours.
Since 1981. (727)397-5708.
Sewfinecustomsewing.com



CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE
Drywall Repair. LC Wall Systems,
C-5569. (727)517-9242.



Affordable Quality Work
24-Hour Service. Free Est.
Senior Discount. #ER0009230
STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC.
(727)441-2788
GABRIEL ELECTRIC
Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7
Emergency Service. LOW Rates!!
Senior Discounts. Since 1986.
Insured. #ER0010733.
(727)442-0845



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(727)441-8434

KC ELECTRIC
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Upgrades, Fuses To Breakers,
Rewires, Additions, Residential/
Commercial. EC0002673.
(727)458-2340.
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Free Estimates. (727)439-7324.
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Stripping, repair, refinishing.
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Senior Discount. 38-years'
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Advanced Garage Door Services.
(727)585-3525
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Area Wide Door & Windows,
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Seamless Gutters, Soffit, Fascia,
Siding, Screening, Patios,
Awnings, Windows. Satisfaction
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Barnett, Inc. (727)528-2449.



RON HOWE HANDYMAN SVC.
Leaky Roof Repairs, Rotten Wood
Replacement. Lic#RC0031425.
30+ Yrs. Pinellas. (727)584-6387
ALL AROUND THE HOUSE!
Installations, Repairs, Since 1972.
Lic. C-9055; Insured.
Free Estimates. (727)391-0959.
Kustom Kitchen, Inc.

CALL AN EXPERIENCED,
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No Job Too Small. (727)742-3643


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Doors Crown Molding
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James Cormican 727-417-2069



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