Opening this week 'Iron Man 2,
starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert
Downey Jr. See page 10.
The city's fire department has
received a $277,200 federal gov-
ernment grant to help buy Self-
contained Breathing Apparatus
... Page 3.
BIG-C takes issue with
offshore oil drilling
Members of the Barrier Islands
Governmental Council agreed
April 28 that the issue of state leg-
islation supporting offshore oil
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is a
dead issue following the explosion
of the Deepwater Horizon oil plat-
form southeast of Louisiana.
"It's unfortunate it took some-
thing like this," said Treasure Is-
land Mayor Bob Minning. "It just
goes to prove what we've been
saying. You can't drill and not
... Page 4.
Thriller writer to
appear at library
Lisa Scottoline will make an ap-
pearance Saturday, May 8, 1
p.m., at the Largo Public Library,
120 Central Park Drive.
"Actually, I never really viewed
my books as legal thrillers, but
rather fast-paced novels with
women in the lead, some of whom
happen to be lawyers," she said in
a recent e-interview.
Scottoline's writing career
began with her first novel, "Every-
where That Mary Went," pub-
lished in 1994 by HarperCollins
Publishers. The novel became a
bestseller and was nominated for
the Edgar Award, the most presti-
gious award given in crime fiction,
awarded by the Mystery Writers of
... Page 12.
The Largo Elks Lodge 2159 has
announced students of the month
... Page 9.
Kent State anniversary con-
jures up memories for former sol-
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City OKs firm to design road project
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City commissioners continue to move
forward with plans for the reconstruction of High-
land Avenue, agreeing May 4 to pay King Engi-
neering $350,000 for design work on the project.
Commissioners Mary Black and Curtis Holmes
questioned whether the staff has the expertise to
do the work instead of hiring an engineering firm.
Community Development Director Carol
Stricklin said the city has engineers on staff who
can do the design work but "what we don't have
available to us is the survey data and we don't
have the time because this is not in our work pro-
gram to do this design."
"Our engineers are committed to other pro-
jects," she said.
Now that the city has taken over the roadway,
City commissioners awarded
former Largo High School and
University of Mississippi football
star Dexter McCluster a key to the
Commissioner Robert Murray said, he thinks it's
important that the city make improvements to re-
duce the liability it has.
Over several months, commissioners have de-
bated over certain aspects of the project, such as
whether they should take over the maintenance of
City officials have modified the proposed
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A common gallinule feeds her nestling among the underbrush at Taylor Lake Park. This
species feeds along the edges of lakes and marshes in the Southeastern United States
and hides in dense vegetation when disturbed.
Political season moves into
high gear; races shape up
By SUZETTE PORTER
Governor Charlie Crist's last-minute deci-
sion to run for U.S. Senate as a no-party-af-
filiation candidate drew national attention
Crist, formerly a Republican candidate,
made his announcement in his hometown of
St. Petersburg on April 29.
April 30 was the filing deadline for U.S.
senator, representatives in Congress, judicial,
state attorney and public defender candi-
dates, according to the election calendar
posted at the Pinellas County Supervisor of
Elections' Web site, www.votepinellas.com.
On June 18, candidate qualifying will end
for those who plan to run for governor, attor-
ney general, chief financial officer, commis-
sioner of agriculture, state senator, state
representative, county offices and special dis-
Other important dates on the calendar in-
clude the July 26 voter registration deadline
for the Aug. 24 primary and the start of early
voting on Aug. 9. Voter registration deadline
for the Nov. 2 primary election is Oct. 4. Early
voting begins Oct. 18.
Although the qualifying period for county
races does not end until June 18, several
candidates are showing up as announced on
the supervisor of elections' Web site.
Three have declared interest in the race for
county commissioner, District 2: the incum-
bent Calvin Harris, a Democrat; plus Repub-
lican challenger, Norm Roche, and
independent Greg Pound, Constitution Party
Four candidates are lined up to challenge
See RACES, page 4
$630,000 in engineering fees in recent weeks
based on their desire to phase in or scale back the
project. At their April 20 meeting they also agreed
to accept $850,000 from the county to be used for
Highland Avenue improvements in exchange for
the city taking over the maintenance of the road.
The new scope of work includes development of
several bid alternatives for improvements such as
an urban trail component, traffic signals, pave-
ment recycling versus reconstruction and reduced
drainage enhancements. Plans call for construc-
tion to begin in the spring of 2011.
Commissioner Mary Black was the lone dis-
In other matters commissioners:
Ranked Gould Evans of Tampa as their
See CITY, page 4
New city police
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO Deputy Chief John Carroll has been named as
Police Chief Lester Aradi's successor.
Aradi, 58, said that having Carroll taking the reins is one
of the reasons why he feels comfortable retiring June 1.
Aradi said that Carroll is "uniquely qualified" and gets an
opportunity to spend some years as chief after serving
many years with the department.
"He's extremely personable, reliable and an ethical indi-
vidual," Aradi said. "He's embedded in the community."
Carroll came to Largo in 1966 and attended local schools,
including Largo High School. He joined the Largo Police De-
partment in 1980, worked his way up through the ranks,
and was named as deputy chief in 2002. In 2005 he ob-
tained a bachelor's degree in business administration and
management from Eckerd College.
"It is an honor," Carroll said about his recent promotion.
"First of all working for Lester Aradi has been absolutely
fantastic," he said. "I've learned a lot from him."
Aradi praised Carroll in yearly evaluations.
Because of budget cuts and the necessity to downsize the
department without reducing service to the public, the
past year was perhaps the most stressful time for Carroll as
See CHIEF, page 4
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LARGO The city's fire department has re-
ceived a $277,200 federal government grant to
help buy Self-contained Breathing Apparatus
Fire Chief Michael Wallace was notified by
Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's office that
the fire department had been awarded a grant
to assist with the purchase of Self-contained
Breathing Apparatus equipment.
The units allow firefighters to breath com-
pressed air while working in environments
that are dangerous to life and health. The pur-
chase of this equipment costs more than
'These new devices will make an inherently
dangerous job much safer for the firefighters
of the city of Largo Fire Rescue," said Fire
Chief Michael Wallace, in a news release. 'The
new equipment incorporates the latest tech-
nology, including location systems for firefight-
ers who are injured, lost, or down in a fire."
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ed below. Winners were selected by age catego-
ry and received cash prizes courtesy of
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"Each year I am more inspired by the
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Marissa Segundo, city recycling coordinator, in
a news release. 'These designers truly under-
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pact of trash on the environment."
Attendees also had the opportunity to learn
about alternative transportation options, recy-
cled products, educational environmental dis-
plays, and green living solutions at the
pre-show Green Room gathering. The Green
Room featured local business and organiza-
tions that have a true passion for sustainable
The city's third annual Trashy Fashion: Re-
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BIG-C says oil drilling
is now a moot point
By BOB McCLURE
MADEIRA BEACH Members of the Barrier
Islands Governmental Council agreed April 28
that the issue of state legislation supporting
offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is a
dead issue following the explosion of the Deep-
water Horizon oil platform southeast of
The explosion subsequently caused a crude
oil leak that is spilling an estimated 210,000
gallons per day into the Gulf.
"It's unfortunate it took something like this,"
said Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning. "It
just goes to prove what we've been saying. You
can't drill and not spill."
Indian Shores Town Councilor Bill Smith,
who acts as the BIG-C's liaison to Tallahassee
on issues concerning offshore oil drilling,
agreed with Minning.
"Just about everything that's happened is
something we said could happen," said Smith.
'The parallels to this spill and the Australian
spill (in August) are interesting."
The Montara oil rig blowout and spill took
place in the Timor Sea off Australia on Aug.
21. A month later it covered 9,870 square
miles before it was finally capped Nov. 1.
Smith said the Montara spill was spewing
400 barrels per day and the current spill in
the Gulf is spilling about 5,000 barrels per
"It's unfortunate that this happened and the
loss of life," said Madeira Beach City Manager
W.D. Higginbotham. "We're potentially exposed
right now but it looks like if it follows the loop
current (in the Gulf of Mexico), the east coast
of Florida is affected more.
"This just emphasizes what we've said all
along," Higginbotham said.
'The timing on this is just incredible," said
Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons. 'This
certainly heightens the awareness of the dan-
One of the Florida Legislature's primary pro-
ponents of offshore drilling, House Speaker
Dean Cannon, R-Orlando, said last week the
accident caused him to ask more questions
about accident prevention.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, R-Fla., predicted the
spill would have a "chilling" impact on the
Obama administration's plans to open up the
CHIEF, from page 1
deputy chief, wrote Aradi, in Carroll's 2009
Part of Carroll's job, Aradi wrote, was to
readjust the work flow of top command per-
sonnel with one less police captain, a posi-
tion that was downsized and eliminated.
"Deputy Chief Carroll lives and breathes
good leadership," Aradi wrote. "His example
to others serves as a model for the career de-
velopment needed to enhance our command
staffs ability to grow professionally and take
over the reins of the police department in the
near future," Aradi wrote.
Carroll is married and has two children.
City Manager Mac Craig said he had dis-
cussed his decision to promote Carroll with
eastern Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration.
President Barack Obama on April 30 direct-
ed that no new offshore oil drilling leases be is-
sued unless rigs have new safeguards. Obama
ordered Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to re-
port within 30 days on what new technologies
In other action, the BIG-C:
Heard a report on financial options and
possible future trends from Mitch York, a
founder of Wertz York Capital Management
Group. "Higher interest rates are coming,"
York said. "Don't lock into anything long-term.
Just keep money in investments that increase
as interest rates increase."
Heard a brief program from Pinellas Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office Lt. Adrian Arnold on huri-
cane preparedness. Arnold noted that
municipalities need to have an evacuation
plan in place that mirrors the county's plan.
He said placards identifying city officials and
others authorized to re-enter the beaches
should be used on cars. "When hurricanes
happen, unfortunately crime happens too,"
Listened to an update on the Rays Gulf
Beaches Day promotion set for Sunday, June
27 when the Tampa Bay Rays play host to the
Arizona Diamondbacks at Tropicana Field.
Tickets are $35 and are available at Indian
Shores Town Hall, Tampa Bay Beaches Cham-
ber of Commerce and online. Tickets will even-
tually be available at locations in each beach
town. 'We're moving along and hopefully we'll
have as good a turnout as last year," said Indi-
an Shores Mayor Jim Lawrence. Lawrence said
the promotion drew 275 people a year ago.
Andy Squires, assistant director of the
Pinellas County Department of Environmental
Management, said due to a high degree of
beach erosion over the winter the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers is updating bid specifica-
tions for beach renourishment for this year's
Treasure Island/Long Key project. 'This will re-
sult in improved post-construction storm pro-
tection and better recreational beaches,"
Squires said. The work to evaluate data and re-
vise the bid specifications will require an addi-
tional six to eight weeks, moving the project
start date back somewhere between late July
and mid-August. Plans to repair geotubes on
Upham Beach will get under way this summer.
city commissioners, and they all support it.
after 36-year career
Craig said that Aradi and he have talked
about Aradi's plans to retire June 1 for sev-
In February 2001, Aradi joined the Police
Department as its chief.
"He's done a great job, and I hate to see
him go," Craig said.
Asked about the highlights of his tenure
as chief, Aradi said he was proud of bring-
ing new technology to the police depart-
ment after several attempts had failed.
'They didn't have computers in the cars,"
Among other accomplishments, he takes
CITY, from page 1
leading firm to provide architectural services
for the $15.5 million Highland Recreation Cen-
They ranked Wannemacher Jensen Architects
Inc. of St. Petersburg second and Ohlson Lavoie
Collaborative of Orlando third.
If negotiations with Gould Evans fail, they will
begin negotiations with Wannemacher.
Gould Evans provided oversight for the con-
struction of the Marshall Student Center at the
University of South Florida.
At a work session April 27, Steve Carpenter, a
principal at Gould Evans, told commissioners that
the Marshall project was done 'truly in the collabo-
"As many as 450 students participated in the de-
sign process," he said. 'This is their building. This
is a community building called the living room of
the campus. So it is something that really needed
to represent them, likewise the recreation complex
is going to represent the city of Largo."
pride in his role in establishing a Silver
Alert program locally two years ago to help
locate missing seniors.
In a letter to "the people of the city of
Largo," Aradi wrote that "by the grace of
God you've allowed me to serve you as your
police chief for the past nine years."
"During this time we have chatted over
coffee, walked the streets of our communi-
ty together, met in our churches, enjoyed
times of celebration, and sadly shared the
worst possible human tragedies together. I
have been truly blessed to be part of the
fabric of this wonderful community," he
Aradi plans to move to somewhere in the
Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina,
Tennessee or Georgia.
Awarded former Largo High School football star
Dexter McCluster a key to the city.
Jonathan Evans, assistant to the city manager,
said that as well as excelling on the football field,
McCluster performed well in the classroom and
was an honor roll student.
McCluster had 2,490 yards rushing and 39
touchdowns as a high school senior and helped
lead the Packers to the 2005 district champi-
In 2009, his senior season at the University of
Mississippi, McCluster had 1,169 yards rushing,
520 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns.
The running back/receiver was the 36th pick in
the overall draft this year to the Kansas City Chiefs.
McCluster said he would keep his key along with
other items and "cherish it to the day I die."
"I'm going to keep going out there every day and
living for God and using my God-given talents ... as
a stepping stone to help people in the community,"
McCluster said he was born and raised in Largo
"so you all will see a lot of me."
"A great deal of preparation has gone
into succession planning and I depart leav-
ing the Largo Police Department in ex-
tremely capable hands. May the Lord bless
and watch over you," he wrote.
Aradi began his career in law enforce-
ment in December 1973 as a public safety
officer for Northwestern University in
In May 1974 he became a patrol officer
in Wheeling, Ill. After two years with
Wheeling, in August 1976, he left to be-
come a police officer with the Buffalo Grove
Police Department in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Aradi spent the next 25 years with the
Buffalo Grove Police Department, rising to
become the department's deputy police
RACES, from page 1
Republican incumbent Susan Latvala for the job of county
commissioner, District 4. Fellow Republicans Beverly Billiris,
Ray Brooks and Carl Folkman have announced their intentions
to run, as has Democrat Bob Hackworth.
Thus far, Commissioner John Morroni is running unopposed
in the District 6 race.
Five have announced their candidacy for the nonpartisan
school board position, representing District 2. The status of two
of the five is listed as inactive.
Active candidates include Martha Hereford-Cothron, Fonda
Huff, Terry B. Krassner and Jessica Summers.
Keisha Bell has announced her intent to run for School
Board, District 7.
Other county races on the November ballot include that of
Judge of the County Court, Groups 1, 4, 6, 8 and 13, as well as
seats on fire districts in Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Lealman
and the Pinellas Suncoast Fire District.
Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark sent out a press re-
lease after Crist's announcement explaining Florida's laws
about running for office as a member of a major political party,
minor political party or no party affiliation.
Clark said the word "independent" is used as a general term,
which can cause confusion. She said in addition to the major
parties, Republican and Democratic, there are many minor po-
litical parties registered with the state. She gave four examples:
America's Independent Party of Florida, Independent Democ-
rats of Florida and Independent Party of Florida (INT), plus the
Independence Party of Florida.
Florida is a closed primary state, so the way a citizen regis-
ters to vote decides how they can vote during a primary elec-
tion. Only people who have registered as a Republican can vote
for a Republican candidate during a primary election, and only
a registered Democrat can vote for a Democratic candidate.
People registered as an independent can only cast ballots for
nonpartisan races, such as School Board.
Candidates who run with no party affiliation are not included
on the primary ballot.
According to information posted at the Florida Division of
Elections, 24 candidates qualified to run for the U.S. Senate by
the April 30 deadline.
Of those 24, six are listed as no party affiliation. Four candi-
dates are listed as Republicans, five as Democrats, plus there is
one Constitution Party of Florida, one Libertarian Party of Flori-
da and eight write-in candidates.
Three qualified for the race of U.S. Representative, District 9,
which serves Pinellas County, including incumbent Republican
Gus Michael Bilirakis, and Democratic challengers Anita de
Palma and Phil Hindahl.
Three are qualified to run for the District 10 position: incum-
bent C.W. Bill Young, plus Democrat Charlie Justice and write-
in Martin Rokicki.
In the District 11 race, incumbent Democrat Kathy Castor is
challenged by Democrat Tim Curtis, four Republicans, Eddie
Adams Jr., Tony Buntyn, Thomas C. Castellano and Mike
State and other local races
Democrat Nina Hayden and Republican Jack Latvala are
running for the state Senate District 16 seat vacated by Charlie
Justice. Thus far, Arthenia L. Joyner is running unopposed for
the District 18 seat.
In the race for state representative, District 45, three names
are on the active list: Republicans Fabian Calvo, Richard Cor-
coran and Kathryn Elizabeth Starkey. Incumbent Justice with-
drew to challenge Young for a seat on the U.S. House of
District 48 has two challengers for incumbent Peter F. Nehr,
Republican Marg Baker and Democrat Tom C. McKone.
Two are challenging District 50 representative incumbent
Republican Ed Hooper: fellow Republicans Sean Brock Galla-
her and Jacob T. Wattam.
Democrat Janet Long, who currently represents voters living
in District 51, is being challenged by Republicans Larry Ahern
and Dawn Thompson, as well as independent Joe Haynes.
Democrat incumbent Bill Heller is opposed by Republican
Connie Deneault for the District 52 seat. Incumbent Democrat
Rick Kriseman is challenged by Republicans Thomas R. Cuba
and Jesse Wayne Giles for District 53.
Incumbent Republican James C. "Jim" Frishe is opposed by
Republican Philip E. Campbell, Democrat Mary L. Russell and
no-party-affiliation candidate Jean-Paul Piccion for District 54.
Incumbent Democrat Darryl Ervin Rouson is opposed by De-
mocrat Martha Allen for District 55.
Four candidates qualified to run in the race for Supreme
Court justice; seven for the district court of appeals, Pinellas
County; and 17 for various county circuit judge positions.
In other races, there are still 22 active candidates on the list
to run for governor, six for attorney general, five for the state's
chief financial officer and six for commissioner of agriculture.
Elks 50th anniversary
From left, George Feaster, charter member #91, his wife, Kim; Gerta Jones and her husband
Larry Jones enjoy the 50th anniversary celebration of the Largo Elks Lodge 2159. New
members are always welcome. More information on the Elks can be obtained by calling the
lodge office at 587-6558.
Leader, May 6, 2010
Gulf states prepare for disaster from oil slick
By SUZETTE PORTER
Residents of coastal Florida, Alabama, Mis-
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas are accus-
tomed to preparing for disaster.
When forecasters say a hurricane is track-
ing to the Gulf of Mexico, officials urge every-
one to prepare for the worst. People who live
in coastal communities are well aware of the
potential for disaster.
A different kind of disaster currently is
brewing in the Gulf. An oil slick is expanding
at a rapid rate as oil continues to flow into
the Gulf of Mexico at an estimated rate of
210,000 gallons a day from three leaks in
damaged piping on the sea floor 5,000 feet
below the surface.
The leaks are the result of an April 20 ex-
plosion on British Petroleum's Deepwater
Horizon Rig located off the coast of Louisiana.
The damaged rig sank into the sea on April
As of May 2, efforts to contain the flow of
oil have been unsuccessful. Officials are say-
ing it could be months before the leaks can
be stopped, although a number of different
techniques are included in plans to try to
stop or at least slow down the flow.
Meanwhile, the oil slick continues to ex-
pand. Trying to predict exactly how far the oil
slick will spread and where it will go is still a
guessing game, experts say. The worst-case
scenario shows the slick traveling around the
state of Florida, through the Keys and into
the Atlantic Ocean.
Environmentalists say if the slick does
make it to the Atlantic, the results would be
It's not known whether Pinellas County
Environmentalists say if the slick
does make it to the Atlantic, the
results would be catastrophic.
residents will be cleaning oil from the beach-
es sometime in the future, nor is it a sure
thing that seabirds and other marine life will
come ashore onto local beaches in need of
help. However, that's not stopping local orga-
nizations, such as the Suncoast Seabird
Sanctuary, from making preparations.
After all, it's not the first time Pinellas
County has responded to a disaster from an
On Aug. 10, 1993, a freighter and two tug-
assisted barges collided near the entrance of
Tampa Bay, according to information found
at NOAA's Web site. A fire broke out on one of
the barges, causing a major oil spill. More
than 32,000 gallons of jet fuel, diesel and
gasoline, and 330,000 gallons of heavy fuel
oil spilled from the barges.
The spill fouled 13 miles of beaches and
caused injury to birds, sea turtles, mangrove
habitat, seagrasses, salt marshes, shellfish
beds, water column resources and bottom
A settlement of $2.5 million was paid to
Pinellas County for the loss in tourist dollars
during the cleanup. A number of beach pro-
jects were paid for with the settlement
Latest estimates say it will take billions of
dollars to pay for the damage done by the
Deepwater Horizon spill.
Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emer-
gency on April 30 for the counties of Escam-
bia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and
Gulf. The executive order was amended on
May 3 to include Pinellas County, as well as
Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie,
Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough,
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
In his executive order, Crist cited the
threat from oil leaking from the Deepwater
Horizon drilling platform and well, and the
need to prepare to protect natural resources,
beaches and other coastal ecosystems.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission has sent personnel to Pensacola
and Mobile, Ala., to assist with spill tracking,
according to a press release.
"The slick is growing, and its movements
depend on the currents and the winds," Gil
McRae, director of the FWC's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute, said. "We're
preparing for the worst and hoping it won't
get to that point."
McRae indicated that no reports of ill ef-
fects on wildlife have been substantiated by
the FWC, but based on current reports on
the size of the spill, this could be a "pro-
longed event," McRae said.
How to get involved
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is look-
ing for volunteers and donations. For more in-
formation, e-mail jessicag@seabirdsanctuary.
com or call 392-4291 or 254-0577.
To report oil on land, or for general com-
munity and volunteer information, call 866-
To report oiled or injured wildlife, call 866-
BP is asking fishermen for assistance
through its Vessel of Opportunities program.
BP is looking to contract shrimp boats, oyster
boats and other vessels to deploy booms in
the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, call
For the most up-to-date information on the
oil spill, visit www.deepwaterhorizon
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Kudos to Latvala
Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Lat-
vala should be commended for her recent
proposal to place a temporary moratorium on
the opening of new pain management clinics
in the county.
Latvala's recent draft measure calls for a
180-day moratorium on the opening of new
clinics and the organization of a task force to
study regulations of clinics in the county.
County officials and Sheriff Jim Coats con-
tend many of the clinics are nothing more
than a place for pushers and a location for
those with drug addictions to get their pills.
As soon as the Sheriffs Office closes down
one of these pill mills, another one opens up
down the street. Latvala's proposal would
stop it for a while.
This is something long overdue.
Pinellas County ranks fourth in the state
behind Dade, Broward and Palm Beach for
the abuse of prescription drugs. Pills, such as
oxycodone and other pain relievers, have
ended up as far away as Kentucky for distrib-
ution on the streets.
A recent investigation by the St. Petersburg
Times attributed 500 deaths per year in the
Tampa Bay area to prescription painkillers
and anti-anxiety drugs. That's nearly three
times the number that die from illegal drugs
each year, such as cocaine and heroin.
More eye opening is the fact that Pinellas
led the state in 2008 with 376 deaths attrib-
uted to prescription drugs. According to the
Sheriffs Office, more than 400 such deaths
are anticipated on the 2009 report, which is a
very startling number.
Whenever more than one person a day is
dying from misuse of prescription drugs it is a
serious problem that needs to be addressed.
Under Latvala's proposal, existing pain
clinics would be allowed to stay in business
but would be required to register with the
The local ordinance would act as a Band-
Aid until a statewide prescription database is
up and running that Florida officials believe
will have an impact on slowing down the
prevalence of doctor shopping and pill mills.
County Attorney Jim Bennett said Pinellas
passed a similar measure to control the adult
entertainment business. He noted that Lat-
vala's measure is not a prohibition but in-
The moratorium would give local law en-
forcement a needed tool to curb illegal pill
mills and eliminate the number of tragic sto-
ries associated with painkiller overdose.
Perhaps this will be the first of many steps
in the right direction if adopted to stop an
R eade s' forum Letters do not necessarily reflect the views of Tampa Bay Newspapers.
Thank you to the community
Thank you to all the individuals who sup-
ported the RCS Food Bank yard sale on April
17. With the strong support of our community
we provided $2,000 for the food bank to pur-
chase food for those in need.
There were so many people who donated
items, bought treasures, food and who
dropped off financial donations for the food
bank. A special thank you to the Belleview
Biltmore Golf Club Manager Chuck and his
entire staff for allowing us to use their facility.
Their kindness and assistance were greatly ap-
preciated. Karla Rettstatt and her outreach to
friends and community members also made
the event a huge success. We thank the Bel-
leair Bee for making this a priority and helping
to promote the event.
There are thousands of hungry families liv-
ing in our community. Please take a moment
to review your pantry or pick up some extra
food and donate it. Stop by the RCS Food
Bank on the corner of Druid Road and Myrtle
Avenue and take a moment to help those in
In recent editions of the paper, a lot of space
has been devoted to the subject of the need to
cut the county budget. There has been talk of
raising the assessment rate to help increase
revenue. In these hard times, why don't we
consider putting a freeze on teacher salaries,
since they don't seem to like the idea of pay for
Most people who work for a living get pay
raises based on their performance and haven't
seen a pay raise in the last few years due to the
economy. Why should teachers be any differ-
ent? And why should we keep increasing the
pay of teachers who do nothing to earn the in-
The schools eat up the biggest part of our
budget. Don't get me wrong; we need good
teachers. But we don't need just the type that
want to be paid huge salaries just for showing
up. Yes, we are upset about this. As everyone
who pays taxes in Pinellas County should be.
David and Tricia Newman
High-speed rail is great
Re: "What? No showers on commuter trains?"
Tom Germond's column, April 15
I enjoyed Tom Germond's article on high
speed rail to Orlando and wanted to add my
Of course, it would be nice to zip over there
without having to encounter 1-4. I must drive
there in May to be with grandchildren and will
take old route 92 to preserve my nerves. It
would also be nice to connect with a real high-
speed train up the coast for a one-day trip to
My objection to the current plan is that it
will cost a billion dollars and require a whole
new railroad company to run it. That will cost
us forever, and there is no way that any pas-
senger railroad in the world can make money.
As I have been advising TBARTA, there is a
proven way to provide fast, dependable service
to Orlando at one third that cost, using exist-
ing tracks. No matter that CSX seems uncoop-
erative now; let them make money running it
and we will save a lot of management expens-
I realize that the people planning this know
almost nothing about railroad operations, and
are merely in love with an idea. High-speed rail
is great for long distances, but we can't afford
it here, no matter how nice it would be to zoom
Are they really sister cities?
My wife and I were thrilled to go to our
Largo Public Library to see the Japanese expo-
sition and celebration like it was advertised in
Largo and Kami sister city wow! With all
that Japanese history, Samurai, Geisha, zen,
Bushido, Rinzai Garden, etc.
When we arrived at the Largo Library, we
were very surprised to see only two very small
displays on Japan the one with the small
sword and the one with some silk kimono. In
five minutes you had already seen all the ex-
So we crossed the street expecting better,
but we received the cold shoulder. We were as-
tonished. We were told you need a special invi-
tation to be a part of that celebration.
It was a private party only. So my wife Kiko
San and I need some clarifications.
Is Largo and Kami City really sister cities? I
thought sister city means all the population
not just some special members. Next time be
more accurate or do not tell nobody so we
won't lose our time for nothing. Too bad for
Japan. This letter had already been sent to the
Exciting times in Seminole
They say we live in interesting times. These
times, in Seminole, certainly qualify. With all
the projects going on around town, how could
anyone not be excited.
The city has a number of interesting plans
taking shape, add into the mix a new CVS lo-
cation planned on Park Street, to replace an
existing building. And talk of developing that
site on Bay Pines and Seminole Blvd.
But, perhaps the most interesting project is
the ongoing construction of a new Aldf's store on
the east side of Seminole Boulevard. It is
See FORUM, page 7
Leader, May 6, 2010
In his "Divine Comedy,"
Italian poet Dante Alighieri
(1265-1321) wrote about hell
and what awaited sinners
who were consigned there for
eternity. There were specific
circles of hell for certain cate-
gories of wrong-doers.
If I were allowed to update daily to do
the "Divine Comedy" for mod- terol and
ern times, I would create a that clog
unique circle of hell for the cardiac ve
persons and companies that come in a
design and manufacture plas- lid has bee
tic wrappers for thousands of a plastic r
everyday products. Under the ent from t
guise of protecting us from ers. Ideal
germs, leakage, pilfering and break as
poisoning, these plastic de- screws the
vices have the ultimate goal of ing happen
driving the consumer crazy. unscrew,
In some instances the appar- morals he
ent goal is to have the cus- but to no
tomer inflict bodily damage on pering like
himself/herself while attempt- go looking
ing to free the product from knife or p,
the plastic that surrounds it. which to
On a recent morning I trav- signed pla
eled to Walmart. I purchased STYPTI(
four products and brought slender cy
them home. There I attacked sulfate, m
them. There is no other word ternal Ind
for it. Allow me to list them: les. Whei
COOLMINT ICEBREAK- razor cuts
ERS. These are delightful lously st
sugar-free mints made by the Some pe
Hershey Co. The disk-like paper to t]
container has two openings, to their jo
labeled 'To Share" and "Not to blood-sta
Share," presumably to meet These wo
the inclinations of both selfish ously shoi
and unselfish users. But be- tic penci
fore any mints can be re- God. But
leased, the customer must when it ca
contend with the plastic ring the penci
that encases the product. The plastic as
ring is thin and clear and heart of a
tough. The average fingernail ommende
will not be strong enough to the pla
break it. One must instead strength h
find a slender pointed instru- CELL F
ment a surgeon's scalpel is made by
ideal to carefully insert be- people, tc
neath the plastic ring and This cor
then to rip the accursed ma- pronged p
trial loose while using lan- wire, and
guage so foul as to curdle ed into m
milk in homes a hundred apparatus
yards down the block. $15, but t
SPRING VALLEY FISH OIL shell that
CAPSULES. I ingest these would su(
o battle with choles-
my ancient, abused
vessels. The capsules
brown bottle whose
en welded shut with
ing not much differ-
hat of the Icebreak-
ly, the ring should
the customer un-
e lid. But no. Noth-
ens. I unscrew and
like a hooker whose
ave been reversed,
avail. Finally, whim-
e a scolded puppy, I
, for a scalpel, steak
pointed scissors with
pierce the devil-de-
C PENCIL. This is a
linder of aluminum
ade by American In-
ustries of Los Ange-
n applied to small
, the pencil miracu-
ops the bleeding.
ople apply toilet
he cuts and then go
bs still wearing the
lined paper tabs.
rkers have notori-
rt careers. The styp-
l was invented by
SSatan took over
tme time to package
1. He encased it in
unyielding as the
Marine sniper. Rec-
d tool for defeating
the Just Wireless
Sfit my LG phone.
insists of a two-
lug, a short piece of
a fitting to be insert-
y phone. The whole
s costs less than
he rock-hard plastic
protects the charger
ggest it is worth at
least $200. It took me 20
minutes of concentrated
struggle, using rugged scis-
sors, a steak knife and an
Xacto blade, to liberate the
charger. These days, almost
all electronic gadgets are im-
prisoned in eternal plastic. I
once asked a clerk the reason
for this. He said it was to pre-
vent shoppers from opening
the package and stealing the
If I were a philosopher or
otherwise profound person, I
might try to read some deep,
dark meaning into society's
apparent love affair with pre-
ventive packaging. I would
hark back to the old days
(whenever that was) when
simple trust walked the land,
and people (usually with rea-
son) assumed that products
would not be tainted or stolen
from the shelves. You could
buy a bottle of aspirin whose
only protection was a screw-
on cap. Many products in-
cluding food were stored in
open bins, open and vulnera-
ble to the vagaries of passing
shoppers. Some of that is still
true, of course. But merchan-
dising is increasingly a guard-
ed process, based on the
assumption that given a
chance a customer will
shoplift or otherwise harm a
Instead of blaming the
packaging industry for mak-
ing things difficult, maybe
we'd better look to ourselves,
the consumer. We do have op-
tions. We can simply refuse to
buy products that are too
tightly wrapped. We can com-
plain to the store manage-
ment and to the
manufacturer. Or we can as-
semble an all-purpose handy-
dandy set of plastic-assault
tools guaranteed to open any
product that's sold. Start with
a machete, add a titanium
power drill, and we'll soon be
in the catbird seat.
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Leader, May 6, 2010
Kent State anniversary brings back old memories
Forty years ago this week, on
May 4, 1970, Ohio National
Guardsmen fired 67 bullets into
a crowd of college students and
antiwar demonstrators, killing
four, permanently paralyzing
one and wounding eight others
in what has become known as
the Kent State Massacre. Histo-
rians may argue whether Kent
State marked a turning point in
public opinion regarding the
Vietnam War, but I know it was
a turning point for me.
I was a soldier then, home on
leave at the New Jersey shore
before reporting to the Overseas
Replacement Station at Fort
Dix, N.J. By the luck of the
draw, I was going to Germany
instead of to Vietnam.
On the day of the Kent State
shootings, while the evening TV
news showed right-wing New
York City construction workers
with American flag decals on
their hard hats gleefully chanti-
ng 'This time four, next time
more," a friend and I drove to
nearby Monmouth College to
join the students in a candle-
light vigil for the dead. Not
knowing how the crowd would
react to the sight of my uni-
form, I wore civilian clothing,
and a hat to cover my GI hair-
Shortly after I arrived at Fort
Dix, a large antiwar demonstra-
tion, fueled by anger over the
Kent State shootings, took
place outside the main gate.
Military policemen were throw-
ing CS tear gas grenades at the
demonstrators, who sometimes
picked them up and threw
A sergeant informed me that
I needed to go to S-4 and get
some TA-50 because I was
going to be part of the Standby
Reaction Force. I had been in
the Army long enough to know
that S-4 was the supply room
and TA-50 was field gear, but I
had no idea what a Standby
Reaction Force was.
At S-4, I learned that the
Standby Reaction Force was a
group of soldiers that would be
held in reserve, ready to rein-
force the MPs at a moment's
notice if the demonstration got
out of hand. I was issued a steel
helmet, web gear, a gas mask
and an M-16 assault rifle with a
bayonet but no ammunition.
I was driven to a mess hall
near the perimeter which was
being used as a staging area for
the Standby Reaction Force. It
was a balmy spring day, so the
FORUM, from page 6
exciting to see an older, vacant building razed, and the site prepa-
ration for a brand new, modem store to be constructed there.
Construction jobs now, and permanent jobs upon completion.
Wanted to take a moment to thank all of the folks who took
part in our recent local election. My campaign received runner-
up status, which wasn't bad for a first time run.
As one candidate who walked our entire city, it occurred to
me that we should probably consider some form of districting.
The current format where anyone can run at-large can produce
a skewed result, where all seats might be filled by folks from
only one part of town, while districting would result in equal
representation for all parts of the city. The one citywide seat
would be mayor. This would also allow candidates to run in
their districts, eliminating the current stampede of candidates
vying for an at-large seat. And the electorate would have a bet-
ter idea of who their representatives are, and candidates a more
intimate knowledge of the district.
Lastly, I submitted a recent letter to this page of opinion that
was generally well received except for one person.
The topic was, is it right for elected folks to challenge the sta-
The answer is certainly because that is democracy in action.
The framers of our democracy knew this, and at great sacrifice,
put forth our democratic process.
Had they accepted the status quo, we would still be a colony
of Great Britain. Of course, if we had not progressed as a
species, we would still be living in caves, and at the bottom of
the food chain.
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windows were wide open.
Suddenly the wind shifted
and the mess hall was en-
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Budget reductions take toll
on many county services
By SUZETTE PORTER particularly the practice of bumping.
Bumping refers to the scenario where
CLEARWATER Not all the news was bad. classified employees who have a higher re-
However, years of budget cuts are affecting tention score (combination of seniority, per-
Pinellas County's ability to deliver services. formance) can return to the classification
Twenty departments, most under direct they held previously thus "bumping" anoth-
control of the Board of Pinellas County Com- er employee with a lower retention score out,
missioners, presented mid-year reports over according to Peggy Rowe, county Human Re-
a two-day period, April 27 and April 29, de- sources director.
signed to allow the commissioners to see the However, this bumping occurred across
consequences of their policy decisions, ac- departments, meaning personnel transfer-
cording to County Administrator Bob ring to another department required addi-
LaSala. tional training to be able to do their new job.
"You've heard concrete examples of posi- "People were bumped into positions they
tives and you've also heard negatives," didn't know enough about and didn't want
LaSala said after the final report. to be in," LaSala said.
He said staff had done a good job of step- He said future staffing decisions would be
ping up productivity to compensate for the made by looking at performance and needs
lack of workers and money; however, he also of a position with seniority playing only a
said those new levels of productivity were small part.
not sustainable. Several department heads said more em-
LaSala said revenue projections show con- phasis should be placed on recording job
tinued decline, necessitating additional processes and procedures so that valuable
changes in how county government works. knowledge was not lost when employees
LaSala said the commissioners should were laid off and/or replaced.
change how they deal with reductions in Employee morale was another concern.
revenues in the future. LaSala said despite best efforts to provide
"This continued pattern of cutting doesn't quality services, there had been no choice
hold up," he said. "It won't continue to work. but to relax some standards to get the work
This (loss of revenue) is not just this year done within budget.
and the following." "It's evident that employees take pride in
Commission Chair Karen Williams Seel their work ... It affects morale when people
thanked staff for their work preparing the aren't doing a job they're proud of," LaSala
"This is the backdrop and the information LaSala said levels of service would "con-
we need to know going forward," she said. tinue to deteriorate before they hit a level of
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Elks names top students
LARGO -The Largo Elks Lodge 2159 has an- Fellowship of Christian
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they are Erica Beers, Book volunteers for Toys
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Leader, May 6, 2010
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
LARGO As part of the
Outstanding Author Series,
Lisa Scottoline will make an
appearance Saturday, May 8,
1 p.m., at the Largo Public
Library, 120 Central Park
Tickets are $25 in advance
or $30 at the door. Seating is
limited. Tickets are available
at the library, by calling 586-
7398 or online at
Attendees will receive a
free hardcover copy of Scotto-
line's newest thriller, "Think
Twice," with their paid ticket
at the event. Scottoline will
be signing copies of the book.
Proceeds will benefit the
Greater Largo Library Foun-
Scottoline's books are often
described as legal thrillers,
although the author doesn't
"Actually, I never really
viewed my books as legal
thrillers, but rather fast-
paced novels with women in
the lead, some of whom hap-
pen to be lawyers," she said
in a recent e-interview. "The
books are about ordinary ex-
traordinary women regard-
less of their occupation. I
anticipate that I will be writ-
ing far fewer novels with
lawyers in the lead role in the
Regardless of her protago-
nist's profession, Scottoline
takes great care in develop-
ing her lead characters.
"I think that the most im-
portant element to a book is
character," she said. "It is im-
portant to have a sympathet-
ic main character to which
readers can relate. You want
a character that readers like
and want to root for, even if
they are flawed."
Scottoline's writing career
began with her first novel,
"Everywhere That Mary
Went," published in 1994 by
The novel became a best-
seller and was nominated for
the Edgar Award, the most
prestigious award given in
crime fiction, awarded by the
Mystery Writers of America.
Scottoline's second novel,
"Final Appeal," also was
nominated for and received
an Edgar Award. Since then
she has written 11 more legal
suspense novels, all of which
have appeared on bestseller
lists, including the New York
Times, Wall Street Journal
and USA Today.
The author's most recent
book, 'Think Twice," from St.
Martins Press, reunites her
recurring character Bennie
Rosato with her identical
twin, Alice Connolly. In the
opening chapters, Connolly-
a sociopath drugs Rosato
and leaves her for dead,
buried in a remote field.
While Connolly tries to
take over Rosato's life, Rosato
must claw her way back to-
ward a confrontation, discov-
ering the scope of her own
determination to stay alive
and her desire to exact re-
Scottoline boasts experi-
ence in the legal field which
helps to infuse her books
with accurate background
material. She began her legal
career with a clerkship for
President Judge Edmund B.
Spaeth Jr. of the Pennsylva-
nia Superior Court. When the
clerkship ended, she joined
Dechert, Price & Rhoads in
Philadelphia as an associate.
In 1986, Scottoline left the
firm to raise her newborn
daughter. That's when she
began writing legal fiction as
a part-time job.
Lisa Scottoline will discuss her thrillers Saturday, May 8, 1 p.m.,
at the Largo Public Library.
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Scottoline enjoys meeting
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ly animated style, a quick wit
and possibly even a bear hug
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because writing is such a
solitary job," Scottoline said.
"It is always rewarding to
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appreciate the opportunity to
thank them in person."
Meeting readers has other
"By talking with readers, I
get to feel what they feel
about my books, which
thankfully, is overwhelmingly
positive," the author said.
"When I am writing it is the
readers I have in my mind,
and I feel such a personal
connection to them that I
think that if I like what I am
writing, others will as well.
Fiction connects us, and we
are not that different from
Soon, the familiar charac-
ters featured in Scottoline's
Rosato and Associates books
may find an even wider audi-
ence. All nine books have
been purchased by Fox TV
for development into a televi-
With technology offering
readers a variety of alterna-
tive platforms from audio-
books to e-books and beyond
- Scottoline isn't worried
about the future of tradition-
al books and the printed
"My first love is books and
their physicality, but at the
same time, I write for a news-
paper and I'm a huge fan and
love newsprint even when it
gets all over my hands," she
said. "I think newspapers
and books will never disap-
pear but the big picture is
that it is really important for
people to read."
Scottoline believes reading
is good for the soul.
"If there are people who
travel often and find an e-
book, I'm happy they are
reading," she said. "I feel the
same about audiobooks.
They will never replace
books, but they allow visually
impaired to read. The more
people who read, the
stronger we are as a coun-
For information about the
author and her books, visit
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the guest speaker at The Largo Historical Society, Monday, May
10, 6:30 p.m., at the Parkview Room in the Largo Cultural Cen-
Deitche will discuss organized crime in the Tampa Bay area.
He has written five books dealing in crime and the aftermath of
that criminal environment. "Cigar City Mafia" and "The Silent
Don" deal extensively with organized crime in the Tampa Bay
A potluck dinner will be served. Guests are asked to bring
something to share, such as a box of chicken or pie and some-
thing to drink, a paper plate and plastic ware.
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formation about the society or the meeting, call Charlie Harper
at 584-4906 or Don Forehand at 709-7382.
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Curious Kids at 10 a.m.
This hands-on, interactive
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concepts of math and science
through stories, crafts, ex-
periments, and messy play.
Brown Bag Movies at
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Popcorn and soda are provid-
ed. This week's movie is
Bringing Up Baby (1938).
Saturday, May 8
Family Freecycle from 1-4
Are toys, games, and out-
grown clothing taking over
your home? Please bring
your clean, gently-used items
to the children's department
starting on Thursday at
noon. On Saturday at 1 p.m.
the swap begins. This is a
great opportunity to find a
new home for your things
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new for your family. You
don't need money; every-
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event, all remaining items
will be donated to charity.
Monday, May 10
Family Fun-O-Rama at
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Ms. Linda on Monday nights
for themed stories, activities,
English as a Second Lan-
guage Conversation Hour at
Rotary Club donation
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$500 check from Eric Coyer, president of the Rotary Club of
Largo. The Rotary Club of Largo's "Death by Chocolate A
Taste of the Holidays" is held each year at the Largo Cultural
Center on the first Friday of December. Proceeds from the
event support organizations in the greater Largo area that
work with youth.
This English conversation
Group is for adults who
speak English as a Second
Poets Live! at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11
Itsy Bitsy Baby Club at 10
Join Ms. Cynthia in songs,
rhymes, fingerplays, and a
few surprises! For parents
and caregivers with babies
up to 18 months.
Anime Cafe at 5 p.m.
Make a craft project, then
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Wednesday, May 12
Toddler Tales at 10 a.m.
Join Ms. Angela for
themed stories, music, and
extended story activities for
children ages 18 months to 3
Booktalking with Iris at
ESL Tutor Training: Orien-
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Our area has a large popu-
lation of non-native speakers
who want to become a bigger
part of our community, but
they need help. Give your
time to a worthy cause: learn
to teach English at the Largo
Public Library. Join us
Wednesday, May 12, for ori-
entation. Tutor training will
be held the two following Sat-
urdays, May 15 and 22, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments
and materials will be provid-
Largo Public Library is lo-
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Democratic women to meet
LARGO The Democratic Women's Club of
Upper Pinellas is set to meet Monday, May 24,
11:30 a.m., at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri
Jo Ann S. Nesbit, executive director and
CEO of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neigh-
borhood Family Center in Clearwater will
speak and take questions about the center's
after-school programs. She also will talk about
how these efforts help keep children safe,
smart and heading in the right direction. Call
Leader, May 6, 2010
Teacher to present 'Islam:
Religion and Culture'
LARGO Friendship Force of the Florida
Suncoast invites the public to attend a presen-
tation on "Islam: Religion and Culture," Satur-
day, May 15, 2:30 p.m., at the Largo Public
Local Muslim teacher Aziz Merchant will pro-
vide insight into Islam as a religion of peace -
diverse in interpretations, cultures and tradi-
tions that evolved over time and history. He
also will help us better understand the culture
and traditions of Muslims from the Indian sub-
continent where he was born and raised and
the culture and traditions of Middle Eastern
Muslims, in the areas of dress, music, behav-
iors toward women and education of women.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
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CLEARWATER Feeding America Tampa
Bay is set to open a food bank in Clearwater in
early May to distribute more food to hungry
residents. The 13,750-square-foot space is lo-
cated at 4711 126th Ave. in the Leslie A.
Rubin Business Center.
The facility will include storage for both dry
and perishable food directly from individual
stores with managed donation programs that
use the food bank's refrigerated trucks.
These foods from Pinellas County stores will
be sorted at the new facility and made avail-
able to the food bank's agencies the same day
or next day.
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City of Largo recreation programs
LARGO Children ages 12 and up will learn the ins and outs
of how to scuba dive and kayak at Largo's Under and Over
From June 14-18, campers will meet at Southwest Pool,
13120 Vonn Road to learn the fundamentals of both sports.
Camp includes a field trip to Busch Gardens' Adventure Island
on the final day of camp.
Largo's Under and Over Aquatics Camp is sponsored in part
by Sunshine Scuba and Watersports West. Cost is $99 for resi-
dents and $125 for nonresidents. For more information or to
register your child, call 518-3126 or visit LargoPools.com.
Register your team for Largo's Recreational Basketball
League for ages 16 and up.
Games will be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night at the
Ridgecrest YMCA, 1801 119th St. N. Team registration and pay-
ment is due by April 30. League play begins May 11. Cost is
$275 per team for residents and $345 for nonresidents. For
more information or to register your team, visit
LargoSports.com or call 587-6740, ext. 5007.
The Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, has a sanc-
tioned duplicate bridge game every Wednesday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
The fee is $4 with a city recreation card or $5 without a card.
Bring a partner. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073.
Rays Foundation awards nonprofits
The Rays Baseball Foun-
dation, the official charity of
the Tampa Bay Rays, re-
cently awarded a total of
$75,000 to 15 local non-
profit organizations through
the club's Community Fund
"We're proud of the con-
tinued good work of the
Rays Baseball Foundation
and the impact it continues
to have on programs dedi-
cated for the well-being of
our area's youth," said Rays
President Matt Silverman.
The Rays Baseball Foun-
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porting youth and
throughout the Tampa Bay
community. Key contribu-
tors to the Foundation in-
clude Rays owners, players,
sponsors and fans.
In 2008-09 the Rays
Baseball Foundation invest-
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in youth and education pro-
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events. In January, the
Foundation donated more
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Bringing on the heat
Mid-summer like weath-
er over the past week has
pushed our water tempera-
tures up to about what
they should be for this
time of year.
The warmer water
should hopefully accelerate
the baitfish migration to
the area. Thus far this
has been pretty light on
bait. Those willing to get
up early have had success
filling the live well with
scaled sardines; however,
once the sun comes up
cast-netting live bait has
been tough to say the
As for the fishing, the
kingfish and mackerel bite
was terrific last week just
before the wind started
blowing out of the south at
20 mph each day.
The key has been to find
the clean water a couple of
miles offshore. Anchoring
over hard-bottom areas
and chumming with live
and cut bait should pro-
vide you with nonstop ac-
tion on Spanish mackerel
and schoolie sized king-
If you prefer to troll, try
using a small silver spoon
for the mackerel and a
larger king spoon for the
kingfish. Troll them be-
hind No. 2 planers and be
sure to stagger them be-
hind the boat, making it
easier to turn on the troll.
The inshore scene has
been dominated by the
redfish. Big high tides
brought on by this last
moon phase allowed an-
glers to target reds along
the mangroves for extend-
ed periods of time. Warmer
water has prompted the
reds to feed much better
than a couple of weeks
ago, and having a well full
of scaled sardines doesn't
hurt either. Target the
points along the mangrove
shorelines, these small
points will usually have an
oyster bar around them
and when the tide is high,
the reds like to sit right on
top of the oysters.
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UPS Charity Golf
BELLEAIR The 12th annual UPS Charity
Golf Tournament to benefit United Way chil-
dren's programs will be Saturday, May 22, at
the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The
entry fee is $100. Various sponsorship levels
The tournament is hosted by Greg Gagne,
former Minnesota Twins shortstop; and NHL
Hall of Famer Phil Esposito.
Call Terry Holland at 647-0197.
Gulf Coast United slates soccer
SEMINOLE Gulf Coast United Soccer Club
plans free soccer training sessions May 25-27
for boys and girls ages 8-19 at the Seminole
Junior Warhawks soccer complex, 11800
125th St. N.
Instruction for players in U8 to U12 is 6 to
Instruction for players in U13 to U19 will be
from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Each free session will provide soccer skills
instruction by qualified trainers, and a chance
to learn more about GCU's competitive and
academy developmental soccer programs.
Visit www.gcunited.com or call 518-3728,
Butterfly program set
LARGO A program on butterfly gardening
will be presented on Saturday, May 8, 9:30 to
11:30 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension,
12520 Ulmerton Road.
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Orchid society to meet
LARGO The Florida West Coast Orchid So-
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meeting, Prem Subrahmanyam will give a pre-
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orchid sale, raffle and refreshments will follow.
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LARGO New business-
es that opened in Largo re-
cently are National Pet Vax
LLC, 1501 S. Belcher Road
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the Foundry Fine Interior
Consignments LLC, 198 W.
Bay Drive, consignment
shop; Escape Nali Salon &
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111, beauty salon; Erna
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Mark G. Carlo, 1590 Semi-
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water Marine Aquarium
won five awards at the
2010 Image Awards, an
annual competition spon-
sored by the Tampa Bay
Chapter of the Florida Pub-
lic Relations Association.
CMA earned the compe-
tition's biggest honor, the
Grand All Image Award.
CMA also won a Grand
Image Award, two Image
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Award. The Image Awards
companies that exhibit and
public relations projects
that meet the highest stan-
dards of excellence in four
components of PR pro-
gramming: research, plan-
ning, execution and
evaluation. An Image
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top-scoring entry in each
category and Grand Image
Awards are given to the top
entry for each division.
During the cold weather
snap earlier this year, more
than 5,000 sea turtles
washed up with cold stun
and CMA rescued, rehabili-
tated and released more
than 100 of them. Over a
two-month span, CMA ex-
perienced steady media
coverage, with about 150
media stories and 6 million
media impressions in local
and national media outlets.
This media coverage al-
lowed CMA to continue to
spread the word about its
important mission to res-
cue, rehabilitate and re-
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Vixen to host
DUNEDIN A Makeup
101 class will be offered
Sunday, May 23, noon to 2
p.m., at Vixen, 731 Broad-
The class is offered
monthly. Cost is $50 pre-
paid and attendees receive
$40 back in store credit at
the end of the class. The
class runs approximately
Attendees will watch a
makeup artist perform
complete makeup applica-
tion from beginning to end
with instruction on proper
tools, technique and prod-
Liara Studios opens
LARGO Liara Studios,
photographic art and de-
sign by Bill Cadzow,
opened its doors April 30
at 216 West Bay Drive.
Cadzow is an award-win-
ning portrait artist special-
izing in fine art family,
corporate and wedding
photography. He is an
eight-year veteran in the
photography industry. His
work has been recognized
by the Florida Professional
and the Tampa Area Pro-
Association and has earned
him multiple awards at the
state level including an
overall first and second
place awards the past two
Lockheed Martin honors
Martin's Mission Systems
and Sensors business re-
cently honored employees
from its Oldsmar facility.
The 2010 Evening of
Stars banquet recognized
the business' top perform-
ers for 2009, chosen from
more than 15,000 employ-
ees nationwide. The Team
Awards were presented to
the teams that have
achieved significant mile-
stones through their col-
Daniel V. Crimi, Daniel
T. Quirino and Salvatore
Torre were recognized as
members of the EQ-36
MS2 Operations Team for
helping to deliver the first
two EQ-36 radars for the
U.S. Army only 30 months
after receiving the contract
Healthy Hut opens
ST. PETE BEACH The
Healthy Hut Market and
Restaurant opened its doors
May 1 at 595 Corey Ave.
Angela Langston, store
manager, was joined by
Tampa Bay Beaches Cham-
ber of Commerce officials for
the official ribbon-cutting cer-
The Healthy Hut Market
and Restaurant provides a
casual island shopping expe-
rience and brings health
foods to the beaches with this
new 9,200-square-foot retail
location. Locally owned and
focused on community, the
store features a full-size sit-
down restaurant, salad bar,
take-out deli, bakery,
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As you may have heard, as
of Jan. 1, 2010 the estate tax
Sounds great, right? Not so
While the estate tax has
been eliminated, the income
tax has not. And with the
elimination of the estate tax
came the elimination of the
step up in basis, and the re-
turn of the modified carryover
These are technical terms.
So what does this mean? Sim-
ply stated, adjusted basis is
what you have invested in the
asset for a security it would
be what you have invested
into it (original cost adjusted
for any dividends that have
been reinvested). So what is a
step up in basis?
In December of 2009, if a
person passed away, and left
his or her investments to the
children, the children's basis
would be the value of those
assets on the date of death of
the person who passed away.
When a child would sell an
asset, they would owe tax on
the difference between the
current fair market value and
the basis. That part doesn't
change. What changes is that
without the step up in basis,
the basis from which the
taxes due is calculated is the
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up at all and the basis from
which the tax will be calculat-
ed will be the basis of the de-
ceased parent. Of course,
there are restrictions and
these step ups are not auto-
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by the executor, or personal
Now, we all try to be really
good to track what our basis
is on all of our investments.
After all, our CPAs impress
upon us how important that
is. From experience, more
people than not don't track
the basis (especially if their in-
vestment firm has not assist-
ed them in tracking it for
them). And if it is this difficult
for your own investments,
how difficult would it be in a
time of grief at the loss of a
loved one, to determine what
their basis was on an invest-
In addition to your heirs'
potential income taxes due,
there are also changes relat-
ing to the generation skipping
tax and the gift tax rates.
So what do you do?
First: pull out your estate
planning documents (and if
your parents are still alive,
suggest they do the same).
Take a look at your planning
documents to determine how
the amount of assets that will
fund a trust, or pass to the
next generation is determined.
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need to speak with your attor-
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the documents; they may
need to be revised or restated.
Because if the amount to fund
a trust to provide for living ex-
penses for your surviving
spouse is arrived at through a
formula related to the applica-
ble exclusion amount, since
that amount now doesn't
exist, the trust may not prop-
Second: pull out your fi-
nancial statements and en-
sure that costs basis
information is available for all
of your assets. If not, you
need to be aware that if you
don't know what your basis
is, how will your heirs be able
to determine the basis. For se-
curities, most investment
firms (if that is where you
bought the asset) track this
for you. But what about in-
vestment property? What
about if you had held stock
certificates, and didn't buy
them through your current
Third: listen to the podcast
of Dave Ness, president of Ray-
mond James Trust Company;
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elimination of the estate tax.
(available at www.raymond
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The group meets second
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May 12, 2 to 4 p.m., at
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The topic will be VA Pen-
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Physicians at the Florida
e FKnee & Orthopedic Pavilion
have performed thousands
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!' surgeries on people just like
you. Surgeries like Partial
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can get you back to your
If you need surgery,
Attend a FREE SEMINAR to learn more about
the Florida Knee & Orthopedic Pavilion
May 6, Largo Medical Center, 6 p.m., 201 14th St. SW, Largo
May 13, The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 10:45 a.m., 1255 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Pete
May 24, Gulf Beaches Public Library, 11 a.m., 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach
May 26, Largo Medical Center, 10 a.m., 201 14th St. SW, Largo
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come to help pay for expens-
es such as home health and
assisted living facility care."
The event is free. Call
397-9597 or visit
ST. PETERSBURG St.
Petersburg General Hospital
recently named the recipi-
ents of the 2009 Frist Hu-
This annual award pays
tribute to a staff member,
volunteer and physician at
each HCA hospital. The
Frist Humanitarian Award
is the highest honor offered
by HCA to these individual
roles, and is based upon ex-
cellence in both the daily
hospital setting as well as in
the communities they live.
Recipients of the 2009 Frist
Humanitarian Award are
recommended by their peers
and community leaders for
excellence in and out of the
The recipients of the 2009
Frist Humanitarian Award
for SPGH include:
Frist Humanitarian As-
sociate Award Cecile
Frist Humanitarian Vol-
unteer Award Anita Brown
Physician Award Miguel
Chadwick is a medical
technologist in the St. Pe-
tersburg General Hospital
Laboratory. For the past 10
years she has volunteered
for the local Meals on
Wheels program and has
developed relationships with
many of those to whom she
delivers meals. She is com-
passionate about her volun-
teer work as it may be the
only personal contact these
individuals have for that
day. Chadwick has been
with HCA since 1982 and
with SPGH since 2005.
Brown has been with
SPGH since November
2005. Not only does she vol-
unteer her time with SPGH,
she volunteers for the Amer-
ican Heart Association and
the Court Appointed Special
Advocates for Children pro-
gram. She leads by example
and can be found in many
areas of the hospital, talking
with patients and family
members, assisting in the
gift shop, orienting new vol-
unteers, or helping in the
Fana, is board-certified in
internal medicine, a mem-
ber of the American Medical
Association and a fellow of
the American College of
Physicians. For five years he
served as Associate Medical
Director for JSA Healthcare.
He is a modest man who
gives his time, knowledge
and empathy to all patients,
staff, students and his
ST. PETERSBURG The
ninth annual Asthma Family
Day will be Saturday, May
15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
at All Children's Hospital Ed-
ucation and Conference Cen-
ter, 701 Fourth St. S.
This free informative and
fun event for children and
parents will offer a variety of
programs that are designed
to improve asthma self-man-
agement skills and aware-
ness. Wassam Rahman,
M.D., will present Under-
standing Asthma, while ad-
ditional talks will include
Environmental Triggers and
Your Child's Asthma at
Also planned is an asthma
panel addressing Real Life
With Asthma, giving parents
an opportunity to ask ques-
tions directly of other
parents, physicians, environ-
mental specialists, respirato-
ry therapists and
pharmacists. Children ages
4 to 12 will have the oppor-
tunity to participate in fun
A continental breakfast
and lunch will be served to
Families of kids with asth-
ma know the facts firsthand.
Asthma is the most common
chronic childhood Illness.
Children with asthma are
three times more likely to
have school absences than
children without asthma.
What these families need to
know is how to cope with the
The event is sponsored by
All Children's Hospital, The
Suncoast Pediatric Asthma
Coalition, the Pinellas Coun-
ty Health Department, and
many community partners.
Registration is required.
Call 767-4188 or 800-456-
4543, ext. 4188; or visit
www. allkids. org/Asthma
Morton Plant Mease
to offer events
During the month of May,
Morton Plant Mease Health
Care will celebrate Month of
the Woman with a variety of
lectures and events focused
on women's health.
Space for lectures is limited
and reservations are required.
For reservations, call 953-
Woman to Woman, an open
discussion with a panel of
physicians and clinical spe-
cialists, will be presented Fri-
day, May 14, noon, at
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A and B, Morton Plant Hospi-
tal, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwa-
ter. Participants will include
Kathleen Allen, M.D., breast
oncology surgeon; Krista
Kant, M.D., OB/GYN; Diana
Pollock, M.D., neurologist;
Shailaja Raj, M.D., medical
oncologist; and Amber
Stephens, M.D., family medi-
cine. A light lunch will be
Another installment of
Woman to Woman will be
Wednesday, May 19, 11:30
a.m., at Bardmoor Medical
Arts Building, Conference
Center, Room 120, 8839
Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. Par-
ticipants will include Allen as
well as Vanessa Lucarella,
M.D., cardiologist; Jennifer
Skinner, M.D., family medi-
cine; and Barbara Bourland,
M.D., radiologist. A light
lunch will be served.
Other programs include:
Aging Graceful with TLC
Flow Yoga Thursday, May 6,
4:30 p.m., at Cheek-Powell
Heart and Vascular Pavilion,
Meeting Rooms A & B; pre-
sented by Tiffany Leigh Crim,
CYT, certified yoga instruc-
tor and personal trainer.
Cooking for One with
Chef John Tuesday, May
11, 11:30 a.m., at La Maison
Gourmet, 471 Main St.,
Dunedin. Cost is $25. Partici-
pants will prepare and then
enjoy a gourmet lunch.
Nutrition and Aging -
Wednesday, May 12, noon, at
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vas-
cular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms
A & B. Chrisoula Kiriazis,
M.D., internal medicine will
present the program. A light
lunch will be served.
Breathing into Balance -
Thursday, May 13, 1 p.m., at
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vas-
cular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms
A & B. Crim will present the
Awakening the Goddess,
with TLC FLOW Yoga Fri-
day, May 14, 5:30 p.m., at
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vas-
cular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms
A & B. Crim will present the
Awakening the Goddess,
with TLC FLOW Yoga Fri-
day, May 21, 6:45 p.m., at
Morton Plant Mease Palm
Harbor Wellness Center,
32672 U.S. 19 N., Palm Har-
bor. Crim will present the pro-
Reinventing and Rejuve-
nating After 50 Saturday,
May 15, 2 p.m., at Safety Har-
bor Public Library, Meeting
Room B, 101 Second St. N.,
Safety Harbor. Kasie Carlson,
DOM, MSOM, will present the
Live Safe: Personal Safety
for Women Wednesday, May
26, 11:30 a.m., at Morton
Plant Hospital, Sarah Walker
Women's Center, 2nd Floor
Multipurpose Room, 300
Pinellas St., Clearwater. Cpl.
Denise Nestor, Pinellas Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office, will present
the program. A light lunch
will be served.
Leader, May 6, 2010
Church of the Good Shepherd
DUNEDIN- There will be a Memorial Day service on Monday, May
31, 11 a.m., at Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive.
The service will honor those who have honored America with their
service. The service will include patriotic songs, bagpipes, a color
guard and speaker. A light lunch will follow in Kirk Hall.
Clearwater chapter of Hadassah
CLEARWATER The Clearwater chapter of Hadassah will host
its closing luncheon and installation of officers on Wednesday, May
26, 11:30 a.m., at Pinecrest Place, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo.
The guest speaker will be Jane Strom, Hadassah president of
Florida Central Region. Reservations are required by May 18. Call
Pauline at 530-9634 or Claire at 393-7417.
Espiritu Santo Catholic Church
SAFETY HARBOR Espiritu Santo Catholic Church is celebrat-
ing its 50th anniversary as a parish with a Festal Mass and cele-
bration on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m., at 2405 Philippe
The festivities will feature art exhibits, a pictorial history of the
church, a concert on the green, games, rides and food. Musical tal-
ent will include the Espiritu Santo Life Teen Band, Messenger;
school music director, Bonnie Whitehurst; musician and composer,
Sue Riley; and the Espiritu Santo Catholic School Chorus.
All are welcome.
Calendar of events
National Association of Retired Federal Employees,
Largo-Seminole Chapter 845, meets first Tuesdays, at
Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave., Largo. Speakers begin
at 12:15 p.m., followed by a business meeting. Guests may
eat lunch before or after the meeting. The May 4, 2010
meeting will take place at Tampa Bay Downs. Call 517
Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay meets monthly on
different Sundays at various locations. Call Arlyne Popick at
345-5558 or e mail ATP1946@aol.com.
Navy SEABEE Veterans of America meets second Satur
days, 12:30 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park
Drive. Call 391-7889.
New Neighbors meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Kissin
Cuzzins Restaurant, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. This is a
woman's group for meeting new friends, social activities and
informative programs. Cost is $4.50 and includes dessert,
beverage and program. Call 796-2006.
Newcomer Club of Pinellas, a social club for persons
new to the area, or those who are recently widowed, di
vorced or retired, meets first Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., at
various restaurants and clubs throughout Pinellas. Call Vi
vian at 569-8869.
Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin meets second
Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at various locations. For information
on the next meeting, call Rosalin Dano at 733-1942.
North Pinellas All Children's Hospital Guild meets
third Mondays, at Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation Cen
ter, 150 16th St. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by
the meeting at 10. Call 943-2464.
North Pinellas County Democratic Club meets second
Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Clearwater Countryside Library.
Call Joyce at 538-0043.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at
Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 East Druid
Road, Clearwater; and Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Anona
United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.
Palm Harbor Men's Barbershop Chorus meets Mondays,
6:45 p.m., at the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500
16th St. The 60 man chorus seeks tenors, leads, baritones
and basses. Call 773-0049.
Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae and Friends Club
meets first Thursdays, 11 a.m., at East Lake Woodlands
Country Club, 300 East Lake Fairway, Oldsmar. For reser
vations, call Dot Copley at 372-0740.
P.E.O. Sisterhood Clearwater Reciprocity Council
meets third Saturdays, noon, at the First United Methodist
Church, Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Dunedin. The
philanthropic educational organization provides opportuni
ties for higher education for women through scholarships
and grants. Call Gertrude Westlund at 791-3304.
Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees meet
third Mondays, every other month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at
Panera's in Bardmoor Shopping Center at the intersection
of Starkey and Bryan Dairy roads. Coffee, tea and lunch will
be available for purchase. Call Patricia Albrecht at 578
Pennsylvania Club of St. Petersburg meets second
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., at Palm Lake Christian Church,
5401 22nd Ave. N. Bring a sandwich. There is cake, coffee,
entertainment and Bingo ($2 donation). Call Laura at 586
1970 or Helen at 522-9680.
Peoples Spiritualist Church Healing and Peace Medita
tion meets Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., at Peoples Spiritualist
Church, 1011 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Program in
cludes discussion, healing, peace meditation and chakra
balancing. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persian Cultural Society meets last Sundays, 5 p.m., in
the meeting room of the Safety Harbor Library. Call Zia
Hosseinipuor at 799-7283.
Recognizing that some readers wish to share the
life and loss of a loved one with the community,
Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries
in our weekly papers.
The deadline for submitting obituary
9 a.m. on Monday, for that week's papers.
Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers.
Obituary information should include:
full name, age, city and date of death. You may
also choose to include the names of living and/or
predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or
activities that they participated in. If you wish to
include the name of the funeral home handling
arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly
publication and the paper may publish after the
services have taken place.
For further information, including cost,
Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563,
or you can submit your information
through our Web site,
or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.
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Pet loss support group meets second Wednesdays, 7 to
8:30 p.m., at Pinellas Animal Foundation, 10825 Seminole
Blvd., Building A, Unit 3, Seminole. Call 347-PETS.
PINAWOR writers group meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to
noon, at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 N. High
land Ave., Largo. A self-help, educational motivational
group for aspiring and published writers.
Pinellas Genealogy Society, family history workshops,
meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., Largo
Library, Jenkins Room. All visitors welcome. Phone 586
7410, or go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs/
Pinellas Homeschool LEGO Club, a home school LEGO
club, meets second and fourth Fridays, 2:30 p.m., at Pinel
las Park Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park. E mail
Pinellas Opera League meets first Wednesdays, Oct. 8
through June 2, 11 a.m., at the Dunedin Country Club,
1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin. Cost for luncheon and perform
mance is $20. For reservations, call Nancy at 727-738
Pinellas Parent Educators Association meets first Tues
days, 7 to 9 p.m., at Suncoast Community Church, 12855
110th Ave. N., Largo; and second Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at
Glad Tidings Church, 4200 17th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. E
mail email@example.com or sarnoldl7@tampabay.
Pinellas Park Art Society meets second Mondays, 7
p.m., at the Train Station, 5851 Park Station, except De
member. Different art shows every month. Call Shirley
Phillips at 381-8714.
Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra rehearses on Mondays,
7:30 p.m., September through March, at the Pinellas Park
Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 415-9650.
Pinellas Park Photography Society meets first Mondays,
7 p.m., at the Train Station, 5851A Park Blvd., Pinellas
Park. Call Steve Daniels at 391-3134.
Pinellas Park Rug Hooking Group meets Mondays, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., at Clark Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N.,
Pinellas Park. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinellas Rose Society meets fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m.,
at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater.
Call 784 1284.
Pinellas Weaver's Guild meets third Saturdays from Sep
member to May, 10 a.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St.
N., Largo, FL. 33542.
Polish American Society meets Sundays through May at
1343 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Praise Out Loud meets Sundays, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., at
Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point
Road, Clearwater. The service includes songs, videos and
God's word. Call 796 8459 or e mail youthdirector@loving
Promenade Squares meet for square dancing on the sec
ond and fourth Thursdays at the Pinellas Park Senior Citi
zens Center, 7625 59th St. N. Pre-rounds are from 7:15 to
7:45 p.m. and the dance is from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. Call 799
Quarter Century Wireless Association, Gator Chapter,
meets first Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Stacy's Buffet, 1451 W.
Missouri Ave., Largo. Call 596-5739.
Red Hot Mamas, a menopause support group, meets
Heirs of Promise Church
"A Non Denominational /Spirit Filled Church"
8771 Park Blvd. Seminole
C .. (iI, i & i Rd. next to Save-aLot
Sunday Service..............................................10:30 AM
Children's Church...........................................10:30 AM
Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM
Bible Foundations Class Nursery
Contemporary Worship Prayer
Tell the Public About Your Services
third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Bayfront Medical Center,
Sheen Conference Center, 701 Sixth St. S., St. Petersburg.
Redington Beach Garden Club meets monthly at various
locations. Call Zoe Roseman at 515-6804.
Renaisance Speakers Club meets Mondays, 6 p.m., at
Chic Realty, 28 N. Fort Harrison Road, Clearwater. Guests
learn about public speaking in a friendly and supportive at
mosphere. Call Rebecca at 585-3211.
Retired Officers Club of St. Petersburg meets third Fri
days, 11 a.m., except January, at Banquet Masters, 8100
Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park. Luncheon program begins at
noon. Call 822-6394.
Resource Center for Women accepts new clients for its
monthly programs on third Tuesdays. The Center provides
education for women in transition, in the areas of personal
growth, career development and parenting. Computer orien
station classes are 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ongoing computer lab
services also are available. Call 586-1110.
Rhode Island Club meets monthly, October to April, on
different dates at different locations. Call Art Hebert at 595
6834 or Carol Barney at 596-8284.
Belleair meets Thursdays, noon, at the Belleiar Country
Club, One Country Club Lane. Visit www.belleairrotary.org.
Belleair Bluffs meets Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m., at Jorge's
Seafood Grille, 800 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. Call 278
Gulf Beaches meets Tuesdays, noon, at Treasure Island
Yacht and Tennis Club. Call 369-9886.
Indian Rocks Beach meets Wednesday, 7:15 a.m., at
Holiday Inn Harborside. Visit www.indian-rocks-rotary.org.
Largo meets Mondays, noon to 1 p.m. at Alfano's
Restaurant. Call 532-0332.
Pinellas Feather Sound meets Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30
p.m., at Tucson's Grill and Cantina, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clear
water. Call 365-6406.
Pinellas Park meets Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., at Banquet
Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Visit www.rotarypinellaspark.org.
Seminole meets Wednesdays, noon, in the Seminole
Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Visit www.semi
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subject to change. To place an item in the ongoing calendar or
networking leads, send it at least two weeks in advance to
Calendar-Leads, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole
Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, or e-mail editorial@TBNweekly.com.
Please include date, time, place and phone number and don't
forget to send a notification when the information changes, or
the group stops meeting.
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16. Half a matched set
18. 1i mi1. iiI wicked
22. Farm and surroundings
24. All the rage
25. Chew the fat
30. "Under the Sun"
34. French Sudan, today
35. Trading post
38. "Gimme ___!" (start of a
39. Room to tuck items away
41. ___ Today
42. Sonata section
44. Like old recordings
48. Now Zimbabwe
50. "Harper Valley __"
51. Adaptable truck, for short
52. Animal disease
55. Loss of voluntary movement
63. Brewery equipment
65. Josip Broz, familiarly
66. Big East team
67. Jocks' antitheses
68. Junk E-mail
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2. Sundae topper, perhaps
4. Salt shaker?
5. LP player
6. Doing I.'IIllI...
7. Warm, so to speak
8. What "it" plays
10. Japanese massage technique
11. Long, long time
12. 60's dance
13. "_ quam videri" (North Carolina's motto)
19. Group of performers
21. Quip, part 3
27. "How ___ Has the Banshee Cried" (Thomas
n Iowa State Moore poem)
28. PBS show "by kids, for kids"
29. Overthrow, e.g.
31. Black Prince, e.g.
32. Very, in music
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40. Baby's first word, maybe
45. Can't stand
52. Common request
53. American College of Allergy and Immunology
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Leader, May 6, 2010
May 6, 2010
December 22 January 19
You've held back for far too
long. Go ahead and say what
you think, Capricorn. Your
ideas are good. A new gadget
makes a chore at home easi-
January 20 February 18
You like to prove people
wrong, and your determina-
tion will pay off this week as a
project comes to completion.
Celebrate your victory, Aquar-
ius, with a night on the town.
February 19 March 20
Lost faith in your fellow
man? It will be restored this
week, Pisces. Something at
home is not what it seems.
Time to don your detective
March 21 April 19
Aim high, Aries, and suc-
cess will be yours. The race to
finish a home improvement
project heats up with an an-
nouncement. Go, go, go!
April 20 May 20
Love takes precedence
above all else. Rearrange your
schedule and find time for
that special someone, Taurus.
A memo puts a new spin on
an old project.
May 21- June 21
Speak before you think,
Gemini, and damage will
most certainly occur. A pack-
age arrives when you need it
most. Make sure you thank
June 22 July 22
Take it easy, Cancer. A rel-
ative makes an unusual deci-
sion. Try not to make a big
deal of it. Trust them and give
them your full support. A
date draws near.
July 23 August 22
Confidence rises, and you
manage to pull off the impos-
sible. Celebrate your success
with old friends and new, Leo.
A repair is completed in the
nick of time.
August 23 September 22
Believe in yourself, Virgo,
and you will go far. It really is
that simple. A transportation
issue is easily resolved with
the assistance of a wise
September 23 October 22
Lost touch with a relative?
Work to get back in their good
graces and reconnect with
them, Libra. A flurry of activi-
ty at the office ends with a
October 23 November 21
You will be more popular
than ever this week, Scorpio.
Enjoy it. The plans for a pur-
chase must be put on hold
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A REAL DEAL!!!
FSBO! 2BR/1BA on fenced
7,200 SF lot, with storage barn
and backyard bar, in Unincor-
porated NW Largo. 504
Braginton St. 2009 appraisal
$54,099. Make an offer. Andy
DUNEDIN GOLF COURSE
home located on #2 fairway.
3BR/2.5BA/2CG. NEWER win-
dows, A/C, heat, duct work,
kitchen. By owner, $325,000.
OPEN HOUSE MOTHER'S
Day, 12-5. 3750 Sunset Circle,
12'x25' enclosed lanai, corner
lot w/RV or boat parking,
Kitty Watts (727)542-8028.
Georgeous Designer Home,
New Price, $189,900.
3BR/2BA/2CG, Large Kitchen,
Inside Utility, Porches, Fenced
Yard. Keller Williams, Barbara,
Bonus/ Family Rooms. New
Kitchen, Bath. Walk To
Osceola Middle/ H.S.
$144,000. Janet Elwood,
Prudential Tropical Realty.
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Boca Ciega Point, 2BR/2BA
Villa, 55+. Maintenance Free;
Cable, Lawn, Water Etc. Many
Amenities.You Pay Phone
& Electric. $279,900.
NEAR CLEARWATER PASS
15 Minutes To Gulf. 4BR/2BA,
Pool, Spa, Boat Lift & Davits.
Short Sale! $314,900. Martian
R.E., Inc. (727)595-5774.
$289,000 to $350,000
Furnished, 3 bedroom,
located near beach,
$249,900 to $285,000
Beach Place One Real Estate
SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
Clean 1BR/1BA, Partially Fur-
nished, 3rd Floor. Walking Dis-
tance To Mall. $29,000.
55+, Sales & Rentals
2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft.,
Corner unit, 2nd floor
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft.
New carpet, 3rd floor
New on Market! $29,900
1BR/1BA, 608 sq. ft.
Near pool, 1st floor
Sales & Rental
Office On Site
Lynn Evans, Realtor
BAY PINES VA
Walk to Hospital. Large 1 BR,
completely remodeled, W/D,
active 55+, minutes to
Owner, (727) 896-1959,
FIVE TOWNS- 55+
1BR/1BA, 1,050 SF, Totally
2BR/1BA, 1,050 SF. $59,500.
2BR/2BA, 1,730 SF. $129,000
2BR/2BA, 1,135 SF. $55,900.
1BR/1BA, X660 SF. $40,000.
735 SF. $43,500
2BR/2BA, Furn/ Unfurn.
1,245 SF. $78,900
2BR/2BA, 1,245 SF. $89,900
2BR/2BA Furn/ Unfurn.
1,135 SF. $76,900
840 SF. $55,000.
Five Towns Action Realty
LARGO, LARGE 1BR/1BA
Like New! Upgraded Carpet,
Paint. Ground Floor, Covered
Parking. Great Location.
Excellent Terms & Financing.
LARGO: 55+, 1BR/1.5BA,
1st Floor, Pool, Cvd. Parking,
New Paint & Carpet.
Low Maintenance Fee,
Petless. Asking $61,000.
OWNER FINANCING. $1,900
down +$355/month, 2BR/1BA.
Nice! Drive by 8450 112th
Street North, #209, Seminole
Gardens 33772. See
com or call (727)392-5063.
Must Sell. Make Offer.
PENTHOUSE GREENS Golf
Condo, Largo. End unit,
3BR/2BA, new decor, pantry,
7 closets, 1,820sf, pool, club-
house, covered parking,
Price Reduced!! Bring Offer!!
2BR/2BA, 1st Floor, Enclosed
Porch, Wood Floors. $45,000
C-21 Top Sales. Glen Webb,
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
SEMINOLE: 2BR. FIRST
Floor Near Shopping & Beach.
All Ages & Cats. $45,000.
Marie Jackson, Prudential
SEMINOLE: SHADOW Lakes
2BR/2BA. Ground floor, near
shopping and SPC-Seminole.
$89,500. John Doran Realty,
Nice Selection of Water-view
Condos from $200,000 to
$249,900. Shipwatch Realty.
VILLA, 2 STORY, Upscale
beautifully furnished and
updated, charming courtyard,
deck, fireplace, tennis, pool,
dock and slips on Intracoastal.
10 minutes to IRB, $395,000.
LAKE ARBOR VILLAS,
Clearwater, One Story
3BR/2BA, 1,800SF, Family
Room, Screened-In Front
Porch, Storage, Carport. Low
Are You Living In Paradise?
55+ Park, Affordable Homes.
1 il. *SomelOn Iak.
PALM H IL i- #76Roa
Pam 20,Nee3. Bs
LARGO: REGAL MHP, 55+,
2BR/2BA, W/D, pool, club-
house, $16,000. Will possibly
RESIDENT OWNED, LARGO,
55+. 1998, w/vaulted ceilings.
Beautifully furnished. Inside
utility room. $99K. $270/mo.
maintenance. Trish Bickell,
SAWGRASS LAKE ESTATES,
55+. 1988, 14'x44', 2BR/1BA,
$5,995 & 1973, 14'x44',
2BR/1BA, $2,995. Both Great
Condition. Activities, Weekly
Bingo, Pool, Shuffleboard.
$500 Down, Financing Avail-
Sale or Lease
1,600 Sq. Ft.
4 Private Entries
Security Fenced and
Large Parking Area
With Extra Units.
Presently Used As
Private School. Zoned
Busy 1215 Lakeview &
Must Be Under 50 Feet And
Moveable. Less Than $3,000.
Call Michelle (727)657-2104
Or Evon (813)789-8331.
PINELLAS PARK, 6764 70th
Ave. 50'x125'. Build to suit for
home/ mobile home. Close to
shopping/ school, $35,000
Cash. Owner, (727)360-3792.
JEWELS OF N.W. Wisconsin
HalfMoon Lake Estates- Iron
River, WI. Investment grade,
large pine-covered lots,
private, utilities inc. 10% down,
4% LC. $19K-$39K.
20 ACRE RANCHES NEAR
growing El Paso, TX, only
$12,900. $0 down, $99/mo.
Owner financing. No credit
checks, money-back guaran-
tee. Free map/pictures.
(800)755-8953. or visit
NEW LOG HOME AT THE
lake and five acres, $69,900
w/free boat slips. Gorgeous,
ready-to-finish 2,100SF log
home and beautifully wooded
five acre lake access parcel,
w/free boat slips on private
recreational lake in TN. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call TNLand/Lakes,
LLC. (888)792-5253 x2457.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS.
Beat the heat and head to the
mountains! Book your vacation
today; even the family pet is
welcome! Monthly rentals
available too! Foscoe Rentals
(800)723-7341 or visit website
EAST GEORGIA: 28 ACRES
$1,975/ac. Creeks, hard-
woods, planted pine, great
small hunting tract! St. Regis
Paper Co. (478)987-9700.
GEORGIA LAND & HOME-
sites. Beautiful country subdi-
vision just off U.S. 1. Great in-
vestment! MH's welcome.
Half-acre tracts starting
$75/mo. & up. Others avail-
able. Owner financing.
Development. Private boat
ramp, paved streets, u/g utili-
ties. 20 lots/68 acs. sold, aver-
age $12K/ac. Remaining 585
acs, $4,950/ac. Call owner
GEORGIA, CENTRAL: 49 acs.
$1,325/ac. Gently rolling,
abundant wildlife, mature
pine, near Flint River.
St. Regis Paper Co.
South Carolina. Limited offer.
5+ acres, owner financed,
immediate possession, $295
down. No credit check. Manu-
factured homes welcome.
Hurdle Realty, Broker.
NC MOUNTAIN LAND
Mountain-top tract, 2.6 acs,
private, large public lake five
mins. away. Owner must sell.
NC MOUNTAINS, BEST LAND
Buy! 2.5 acre homesite with
spectacular views. High alti-
tude. Easily accessible,
secluded. Bryson City.
$45K. Owner financing.
NC MOUNTAINS: BRAND
new! $50K Mountain-top tract
reduced to $19,500! Private,
near Boone area. Bank financ-
ing, owner must sell.
NORTH CAROLINA Moun-
tains are calling! Come see
the breathtaking views, rush-
ing streams and quiet hollows.
Experience the peace of the
435 acs. with timber, creek,
river, natural gas well, springs,
city water, utilities. Eight miles
of trails. $1,800/ac. Will divide
into two tracts. (888)836-8439.
Accommodations to Share
NICE, CENTRAL LARGO
home on quiet cul-de-sac.
Cable, W/D. $425 includes
TENANT NOT PAYING?
For Fast, Reasonable Eviction
Service, Call Attorney Karen
S. Keaton at (727)822-2200.
FREE FORECLOSURE LIST-
ings! Over 400,000 properties
nationwide. Low down pay-
ment. Call (800)498-8619.
RENT TO OWN!
3BR/2BA House, 1,700+ SF.
Must see inside. No Pets.
Call Bob: (727)548-7222.
SPRING AT I.R.B.
1-2BR: $290/week & up.
No lease required.
Ask about move-in special!
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
Near Beaches, Remodeled,
Fenced Yard. $1,050/Mo.
Across Pinellas. 3/2s, 4/2s,
5/2s, starting from the $900s.
Family owned. (727)532-0020.
Screen Enclosed Patio. Close
To Bch. $1,050/Mo., Annual.
Pet OK w/Dep. Florida's Best
LARGO, ROOMY 2BR/2BA,
C/H/A, Quiet Area, Fenced,
Near beaches & park.
Very clean. $650/month,
2BR/1BA/1CG. Large, Sunny
Kitchen. No Pets. Debra
Heights Subdivision. Available
2BR/2BA/2CG, Florida Room,
C/H/A, W/D. Fenced, Land-
scaped Yard (Maintenance
SEMINOLE: 10852 60th AVE.
2BR/1BA, Carport, C/H/A,
W/D Hook-Ups. No Pets.
* 2/2.5/1 Townhouse, Gated, Pool, Large Gym ...... $1,200
* 3/2/1 Snug Harbor Condo, Pool, Balcony ......... $1,900
* 2/2.5/2 w/Den, Townhome on water, Marina, Pool ... $1,900
HORTH REDIHGTOH BEACH
* 2/2.5/2 Townhome, Granite, Beach, Pets OK ....... $1,250
TOTAL REALTY SERVICES, INC.
~ rDarren Sudnick, Realtor i
5 1S 13030 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708 E RA
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SEMINOLE: 8715 93RD AVE.
N. 3BR/1BA, Like New,
Fenced Backyard, Cat OK.
Gated, 55+.1BR/1BA, 3rd
floor, elevator. Nice View From
Sunroom. Pool, Clubhouse,
Activities. Petless. Nonsmok-
ing. Annual, $650/Mo. $500
1BR/1BA, 600 SF. Clubhouse,
Pool. No Smoking/ Pets.
$575/Month, Includes W/S/G,
INDIAN ROCKS, 55+.
Petless, 2BR/2BA, W/D,
covered parking, glassed
porch, poo/ spa. Clubhouse.
2BR/2BA, Seasonal or Annual.
Price Negotiable. Pool, Club-
house, Walk To Mall.
VILLA MILAN: ON LAKE
Seminole, 2BR/2BA, Great
Views, 2nd Floor. MOVE-IN
SPECIAL!! $850/Mo. st/
Last/ Security. Best Beach
BEACHWAY: 1BR/1BA, 1ST
Floor, Modern Gated Commu-
nity, Pool, Tennis, Gym, W/D.
$850/Month. +1st/ $250 Sec.
1BR/1BA, 2nd FLOOR,
704 SF, Water view.
Yr. Rental, $520/month.
Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
FIVE TOWNS 55+
1BR/1BA, 840 SF, Furn/
1BR/1BA, 1,050 SF, Partially
1BR/1BA, Newly Renovated,
880 SF. $650/Month.
Five Towns Action Realty
INDIAN ROCKS ROAD, 55+.
New Carpet. Large
porch, pool. $519/month
includes water, trash.
ISLAND ESTATES, CLIPPER
Cove. Newly renovated
2BR/2BA. Water view. Pool,
Jacuzzi, Gym. Nonsmoker,
LAKEVIEW OF Largo North
Remodeled, 2BR/1.5BA, 3rd
Floor, Water view. 55+
All Amenities. Petless.
LARGO 1BR WIBALCONY
overlooking pond. All Updated.
Near Vonn Rd./ Walsingham.
$525/Mo. $500 Deposit.
SEMINOLE- LONG BAYOU,
Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA
+Bonus Room, 2nd-Floor.
55+. Gated community.
Many amenities. $875/mo.
Modern Gated Community
Poolside Views Available.
Tile Floors. $1,200.00/Mo.
1 BR/1 BA, (Oversized)
$750-$775/Mo. All Amenities
Koenig Property Mgmt.
$300 OFF 1ST MONTH!!!
Largo, 1BR, Gated Comm.
Pool, Jacuzzi. Minutes To
Beach. $600/Mo. Petless.
Florida's Best Accommodations.
SHIPWATCH, 2BR/2BA, 1ST
Floor. WalkTo Beach. Many
Amenities. Cable, W/D.
17. nfrn Ats
THE GARDENS, 55+.
1BR/1BA, Ground Floor. New
Carpet, Paint, Flooring And
Fixtures. $750/Mo. Annual.
VILLA MILAN, SEMINOLE.
2525 WEST BAY DR.
2BR/1BA, 1st Floor, Pool.
Close To Restaurants, Shop-
ping. Petless. $695/Month.
Move in today!
Studio apts. starting
No credit check. No security
deposit. Free local phone
calls. Pets okay.
$395 MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
2BR/1-1.5BA. Pool, Laundry
Room. $675/Mo. 5290 70th
Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
Standard, Unfurn., $600/Mo.
1BR Deluxe, Unfurn, $695/Mo.
Robert G. Castles, PA.,
Colonial Bluffs Apts.
1&2BRs. Nice, Quiet, 40-unit
building. Walk to Intra-
coastal, Shopping. Over-
looking Beautiful Pool &
Courtyard. 2942 West Bay Dr.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS: GREAT
Location! Newly Renovated,
2BR/2BA. Pool, Laundry,
Dishwasher. $800/Mo. +Sec.
No Pets. (727)543-3814.
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated.
Includes W/D. Across from
police, rec center. Starting:
$395/Mo., 622 Woodlawn St.
Largo Efficiency, $110/Wk.
Dunedin, Room $75/Weekly.
Call (727)586-2412 Or Click
end unit, new kitchen, non-
smoker, CH/A, W/D, clean,
quiet, W/S/G included, cat OK,
Unfurnished 1BR. Close To
Bus Terminal. Call Bob,
$450/Mo. & 1BR, $500/Mo.,
Includes Water. Renovated.
Nice Neighborhood. Petless.
LARGO'S BEST Kept Secret
Beautiful Lake-View Apts.
Mile To Beaches. Pool, Hot
Tub, Tennis, Boating, Fishing,
Paddle Boats, More! Util. Incl.
Move-In Special Only $299
Renovated 1BR/1BA. Brand
New Carpet And Paint. 10
Minutes To Beach. $560/Mo.
LARGO, EAST BAY & US 19
Nice Place To Live. Clean,
Quiet, 1BR/1BA, 2nd Floor
Walk-up. $595/Mo. NO PETS.
ONE MONTH FREE RENT!
$200 WALMART GIFT CARD
St.Pete, 2BR/1BA, Ground
Floor, Pool. Near Shopping,
Bus Route. $675/Mo.
SEMINOLE: 55+. 1BR/1BA,
NEW: Appliances, Carpet,
Paint, Etc.! Waterfront. Pool,
Great Community. Must See!
175 Unur. Ats
S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA,
Quiet. Laundry on Premises.
Petless. $500/month, $400
security. Yearly lease.
(727)595-2228. Last Month
TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS
Redington Shores, Large
2BR/1.5BA, W/D, Patio.
Newer Tile, Carpet, Paint
18131 Gulf Blvd.
12015 117TH ST.,
Large Studio, Full Kitchen,
Walk-in Closet, $595/month;
1 Bedroom, $690/month.
Both include all utilities, W/D,
SPRING AT I.R.B.
1-2BR: $290/week & up.
Ask About Specials!
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
Gulf Condo. 2BR/2BA,
no pets. Annual/ long term,
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM TO
Gull Harbor a private 55+ Community
across from the sandy Gulf Beaches.
Choose from a variety of floor plans.
Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
w/full kitchen S920
Spacious- newly decorated
2 bedroom/ 2 bath $1,000
Free: cablevision, pest control,
a/c filters, carpet cleaning,
W,S,T and more
17105 Gulf Blvd, NRB
ISLE OF PALMS,
Treasure Island. Newly
1BR/2BA Duplex, LR, Kitchen,
Storage Rm, $750/Mo. Annual
MADEIRA BEACH: EFFIC.
w/Kitchen, Furnished, Phone,
Cable, Laundry, Pool, Across
From Beach. No Pets.
$250/wk. FL Residents. 14711
Gulf Blvd. (727)394-0751.
MADEIRA BEACH, 1BR/1BA
Apt. Clean, Recently Updated,
Quiet Neighborhood, $600/mo.
annual, plus $350 security.
Remodeled 1BR/1BA Apt.
Furnished. Laundry Facility,
Spa. Close to Beach.
$875/month, includes electric,
cable, internet. (727)686-8900,
***1 MONTH FREE***
North Redington, Across From
Beach. Large, Updated,
1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, C/H/A,
Laundry. From $795/Month.
W/S/G, Cable Included.
Furnished, Updated House
2BR/1BA/1CG. Blocks To
Beach. Petless. $1,200/Mo.
Annual. Best Beach Rentals.
Island Inn efficiency, right on
beach, 5th floor, Intracoastal
view, petless, $850/month.
Gulf-front Efficiency. Steps To
Beach, Shops, Restaurants!
$625/Mo. +Deposit. Annual.
Electric Included. Petless.
Great Location! (813)956-5532
Isle Of Capri, 1BR/1BA,
Unfurn. Apt. 2nd Floor, Dock.
On Intracoastal, 12955 Pelican
Lane, 2BR, $695/mo. Annual,
BEACH CONDOS- Fantastic
views! Redington Shores.
2BR, 3BR. Furn/Unfurn.
Pool/Spa. Pets OK. From
Large, Luxury, 2BR/2BA
condo directly on Intracoastal.
Fully furnished Or
W/D, Covered parking,
fabulous pool area, 24 hr.
security. No smoking/ pets.
Details/ photos, 727-420-1397.
BOCA CIEGA RESORT,
New 1BR Condo, Bay Pines
Blvd. Furnished. Amenities.
CAPRI ISLE-T.I. 2BR/2BA
Furnished Condo. Updated,
wide water, Beautiful views!
Condos for Lease.
Pappas Realty & Mgmt. Co.
Vangie Pappas (727)501-3268
NEAR INDIAN ROCKS, 55+
MHP 1BR/1BA, 750 SF, Step
Into Intracoastal. Furn/ Unfurn.
W/D, C/H/A. (727)488-3208.
105 110th Ave. Dock, 1BR &
2BR Units Starting At
$675/Mo. Walk To Beach.
Credit Check. Pets OK.
SPRING AT I.R.B.
1-2BR: $290/week & up.
Ask About Specials.
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
BOCA CIEGA RESORT
Beautiful Water Views!!
Fully Furnished, 1BR/1BA.
Full Kitchen, Covered Parking,
Pool/ Spa. Daily, Weekly,
Sand Key 2BR/2BA
Available: 1-12 Months
Martian Real Estate, Inc.
Treasure Island. Furnished,
very clean, quiet, walk to
beach, includes basic cable,
water, no pets. Available
immediately for 3-4 months.
$550/month +electricity, $550
BLUE SKIES M.H.P., LARGO
Mobile Homes For Rent.
Move-In Special, $199. One
Bedroom. Call Michelle,
1,2 & 3BR HOMES FOR
rent or sale in a quiet
community. Rentals starting
at $600/month. Background
check required. First month &
secuirty deposit. Call Indian
Rocks Estates, (727)593-7796
1BR: NEAR BAY PINES VA
& Madeira Bch. $525/Month
+$300 Security, Includes:
W/S/G & Cable. Pets OK.
LARGO: PALM HILL, 55+,
2BR/2BA, W/D, $800/Month
Includes: Cable, W/S/G. No
Smoking/ Pets. Annual
LARGO: TEAKWOOD Village
55+, Immaculate 1BR/1BA,
Furn/ Unfurn. (w/52" TV).
Carport, Pool, Petless.
starting at $185/week.
No security, no credit check.
Free WiFi access. Pets okay.
Move in today!!
on the Bay. 10 minutes from
Clearwater Beach. Nice
1BR/1BA, tiled, C/H/A.
All new appliances,
screened lanai +private patio.
Small pets accepted.
$700/month +security and
annual lease. (727)442-2580.
LARGO: 3BR/1BA, TILE
throughout. Large Fenced
Backyard. W/D Hook-up,
Small Pet OK. $750/Month.
LARGO: ROSERY & 6th St.
Beautiful 2BR/1BA, Large
Kitchen, Ample Shaded
Pays Utilities. All House
+$350 Sec. (727)442-5033.
Lady seeking gentleman
companion w/car, 65 up,
no smoking, private bath and
bedroom, use of all household
facilities, $400/month on Lake
Seminole. I'll pay my share
of traveling and food.
NICE ROOM NEAR BEACH
Congenial Atmosphere. Pretty
Seminole Home. Microwave,
Refrig. Working person
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Fully furnished. Utilities, cable
included. Deposit, references,
ID required. From $120/week.
EXECUTIVE Office Suites
On Indian Rocks Rd, Largo.
Furn/ Unfurn. 100-850 SF,
Includes Utilities & Internet.
Easy Terms. (727)455-2260.
FAMOUS JOHN'S PASS
Across From Boardwalk,
450 SF, Waterview.
$700/Month. Annual Lease.
Move-In Ready (727)580-7320
LARGO SEMINOLE OFFICES
$225 Single Office Incl. Elec.
$375 Larger Office, Additional
Office Suites Are Available.
Cornerstone Realty Services,
LEASE- IDEAL FOR SMALL
2,000 SF Warehouse With
2 Offices & Reception Area.
3,000 SF Total. Off Bryan
Dairy Road. (727)667-1647.
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BOWES TILE COMPANY
"We install everything."
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years. Insured. Lic#C-6341.
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C-7922. Call Bob,
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CLOCKS Repaired/ Restored
40 Years' Experience. Free
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MIKE QUARANTO Concrete,
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"I Get Them Sliding Again"
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2007-2008 Super Service
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KITCHEN & BATHROOM
Quality Workmanship, Design,
Architect Plans, Showroom,
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24' Box Truck. Established
Pinellas, 1986. Local/ State
wide. FL#IM660. Free Esti-
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Local, All Points Florida.
Pick-Up & Delivery, Donations
& Hauling. Lic. IM-754
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Lic. #C-4641. When Quality &
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We Want To Work For You!
(727)397-2284 Available 24/7.
A. BOYD FARMER. FAMILY
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Years' Experience. #C10218.
By Tim Barrett Painting, Inc.
20Yrs. Experience. Honest &
#C-9762. Owner Operated.
ARNEY'S PAINTING, INC.
We do Residential,
to view work. C-9579
Harold Bruinius Dec. Inc.
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