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Using their heads
Local businessman Shawn Mc-
Nary joins others in a fundraising
effort to benefit Pediatric Care
Each year pediatric cancer is di-
agnosed in nearly 12,500 children.
... Page 3.
On the alert
Local officials continue to moni-
tor the oil spill and prepare for the
worst, though Pinellas beaches re-
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Tim
Close, commander, Sector St. Pe-
tersburg, said the threat to Flori-
da's west coast from the oil spill
remained low as of May 14,
Officials continue to voice con-
cerns about oil getting into the
loop current and traveling
through the Keys to the state's
Meanwhile, several local organi-
zations are seeking volunteers or
donations to help support the oil
... Page 8.
Students, teachers and faculty
from throughout Belcher Elemen-
taiy School's 50 years helped cele-
brate its anniversary May 14 and
... Page 19.
Assistant Principal Pamela Easley
hands a plaque to Ed Purdy.
Robin Hood's many strengths
compensate for its few flaws, critic
"Robin Hood" chronicles the life
of Robin Hood before he becomes
an outlaw, providing an en-
thralling back-story to the legend.
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Columnist takes you out to the
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Heather Joyce is one of the Fuguitt Elementary students from Suzanne
Byer's 3rd grade classroom who explored the impact that worms have on
cle to enter Fort De Soto County
Park and to offer a $75 annual pass.
Bicyclists and pedestrians would
still get in free. The plan called for
using the Florida Department of
Transportation tollbooth or con-
structing a new one.
For regional parks, preserves and
special attractions, staff recom-
mended an admission fee of $3 with
an annual pass available for $75.
This annual pass would be separate
from the one proposed for Fort De
Soto County Park.
The idea was to use pay and dis-
play collection stations located on
pull out lanes and other convenient
locations. Staff estimated the need
for a one-time capital expense of
$750,000 for equipment and
$500,000 for modifications.
Cozzie's report was not well re-
ceived, although some commission-
ers said there might be no choice
but to follow staffs recommendation.
"Parks are not mandatory, so
they're hit hard (in budget cuts) and
will continue to be hit hard,"
See FEES, page 4
Revisiting the underworld
Author explores theories about mobster's alleged role in Kennedy's shooting
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO The author of several
books on organized crime said
there's "a real possibility" that mob-
ster Santo Trafficante Jr. was in-
volved in the assassination of
President John F.
Speaking to the
Largo Area Historical
Society May 10 at the
Largo Cultural Center,
Scott Deitche said in
his second book, The
Silent Don," he lays
out what he thinks is
some "pretty interest-
ing circumstantial evi-
Trafficante, who was born in
Tampa and was the son of Sicilian-
born mobster Santo Trafficante Sr.,
was one of the last of the Mafia
bosses in the United States. He al-
legedly controlled organized criminal
operations in Florida and Cuba.
Deitche said he has been asked
about the association between Traf-
ficante and the Kennedy assassina-
"I don't think you are ever going
to find a smoking gun as to exactly
was there a conspiracy or was there
not a conspiracy," he said.
In Miami, when Santo Trafficante
was being followed, a couple of
times he would get in the agents'
car "and have them drive him on
errands," author Scott Deitche
He said Trafficante Jr. had a lot of
interesting relationships with key
CIA officials "as well as people that
were implicated in attempting to kill
the president" when he was here in
Tampa shortly before he was killed
See UNDERWORLD, page 4
Scott Deitche discusses mob activities in Tampa with the Largo Area
City attorney gets slight increase in retainer
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City commissioners
voted 5-2 May 18 to approve a 1
percent increase in City Attorney
Alan Zimmet's $117,837 annual
Commissioner Curtis Holmes
questioned whether Zimmet asked
for the small raise or was offered it.
Holmes said city officials have
mandated that no pay raises be
approved for employees for the
next fiscal year.
He said Zimmet, who was not at
the meeting, is seeking a raise that
comes out to "little over $20 bucks
"It doesn't make much sense to
me," he said. "Mr. Zimmet is a
highly competent lawyer. I have no
problem with that at all. But a little
over $20 bucks a week for a man
of that caliber, it's almost insulting.
That's why I said did he ask for it
or was it offered to him."
Zimmet asked for the 1 percent
increase to help him offset the cost
of his insurance, City Manager
Mac Craig said.
Although Zimmet knows there is
not going to be any pay increases
for city employees, the cost for the
city's insurance "has gone up and
the cost for insurance at his firm
has gone up significantly," Craig
Craig said that Zimmet does not
intend to raise his hourly rates.
Craig said in a memo that Zim-
met provides excellent legal ser-
vices to the city and continues to
work closely with the city's annexa-
tion efforts, planning issues and li-
He said that Zimmet, who has
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UNDERWORLD, from page 1
in Dallas, he said.
"So there is a lot of real interest-
ing circumstantial evidence that points to
some kind of involvement by Trafficante,"
Deitche said, "either directly in the as-
sassination or at least in some of the re-
lationships surrounding some of the key
players in many conspiracy theories."
In 1959, Fidel Castro seized control of
Cuba and kicked all the gangsters out.
Trafficante Jr. was imprisoned in Havana
in the summer and released after several
Trafficante was visited in prison by an
employee and by a "gun runner and
nightclub owner by the name of Jack
Ruby," Deitche said.
"He was running guns to Castro on be-
half of the Chicago mob," Deitche said.
After Trafficante was released from
prison in Cuba, the CIA asked him in
Miami to kill Castro, Deitche said.
'They gave him $100,000 to kill Cas-
tro, which Trafficante promptly put in his
back pocket and told them oh, 'we tried
but couldn't do it' and walked away with
$100,000. The CIA never pushed the
issue," Deitche said.
Deitche said Trafficante was "very
cagey and very paranoid but it served
Though he was arrested several times
on charges of bribery and running illegal
lotteries in Ybor City, he never spent time
in a jail in the United States.
Deitche said he met an agent who was
trailing Trafficante and asked him why
agents couldn't get him.
The agent said he was hard to tail, be-
cause Trafficante would drive 45 mph
down the highway, Deitche said.
"So the only way to tail him was to go
even slower. It was painfully obvious that
ATTORNEY, from page 1
been city attorney since June 6, 2000,
is highly respected for his legal skills by
The hourly rate for Zimmet's firm will
remain at $170. The raise takes effect
at the start of the next fiscal year, Oct.
Holmes and Commissioner Mary
Black voted against the raise.
In other matters, Holmes asked for
more details from city officials about
why a city bus and driver are used to
transport people to the Hard Rock Cafe
from the Community Center.
He also said he was asked by resi-
he was being tailed," Deitche said.
In Miami, when Trafficante was being
followed, a couple of times he would get
in the agents' car "and have them drive
him on errands," he said.
"It was a way to keep tabs on him,"
In the late 1960s, the FBI was follow-
ing Eddie Trascher, who was running a
"very sophisticated high-stakes gambling
ring out of the East Bay Country Club
here in Largo."
"Eddie wasn't a gangster," he said.
"Rather, he stole from the mob and casi-
When he started operating in Clearwa-
ter and Largo, he was busted by the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office.
The FBI told Trascher that they were
interested in Trafficante and the mob in
Tampa. In Holiday, the FBI set up a
gambling casino called "The King's
Court" and hired Trascher and others to
They lured Trafficante and other mob-
sters into the casino.
"At the end of the day, they netted
dozens of mobsters from Milwaukee,
from New York, from New Jersey and
Chicago and yet not Trafficante."
They indicted Trafficante, but at that
time he was a "frail old man," and they
weren't able to get enough evidence to go
Trafficante died in Houston in 1987,
where he had heart surgery, ending his
reign of organized crime in Tampa.
Deitche's book, "Silent Don," is about
His father, Santo Trafficante Sr., was a
powerful gangster in Tampa in the
1940s, Deitche said.
While other gangs were shooting at
each other, Trafficante Sr. stepped back
and "hid in the shadows," he said.
dents why the city was promoting pri-
vate venues, such as trips to the
Tampa Bay Rays' games.
"I don't know if we are making money
on this stuff or not," Holmes said. "I
would really like to see a financial
breakdown on this," he said.
He said he hasn't found a Largo
business that the city is being patroniz-
ing on such outings.
"I personally don't care, but I think
there is a moral question about the city
shuffling people over to Derby Lane
and casinos for gambling," Holmes
Craig said that for the trips to Hard
Rock Cafe, the "bus, driver, the chaper-
"So when things kind of calmed down
in the mid 1940s, the Trafficante family
was the dominant family in Tampa. Not
only Tampa, the Trafficante family had
ties to the New York Mafia," he said.
Underworld activities are said to have
been prevalent in Tampa in the early
part of the 20th century. The city had
gambling halls, brothels and establish-
ments where illegal activities, such as
numbers games, were run.
Charlie Wall was known as "the dean
of the underworld." In Ybor City he as-
sembled a multiethnic crew of people
and ran gambling and vice in Tampa in
the early part of the 20th century,
"Official corruption became so bad in
Tampa that Life Magazine in the 1930s
called Tampa 'the hellhole of the Gulf
coast,' Deitche said.
From 1928 to 1959, there were over
30 unsolved gangland killings in Tampa
that officials know about, he said.
People wouldn't just disappear, he
said, the shootings often occurred dur-
ing the middle of the day.
'They were very open; they were very
blatant," he said.
Since Trafficante Jr. died most of the
organized crime in Tampa has been
scattered. In the 1960s and 1970s, the
FBI got more involved in organized
crime. The most powerful tool was the
RICO (Racketeer Influence and Corrupt
Organizations) Act, "which enabled the
federal government to go after entire or-
ganizations," Deitche said.
Deitche has written five books dealing
in crime. Born and raised in New Jersey,
Deitche said his mother loved gangster
movies so he grew up watching them,
raising his interest in mob activities.
He is an environmental scientist and
lives in St. Petersburg.
one, everything is paid for by the folks
that ride that bus, including the cost of
The trips are offered once a month.
The city clears $150 a month on the
whole trip because the cafe reimburses
the people for the cost of the trip, Craig
"So they go free, but the city makes a
profit," Craig said, "and we have been
doing it for years."
Commissioners also established the
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FEES, from page 1
Commissioner Susan Latvala said. "Anything we charge will
help if we're going to maintain our parks which are one of our
Commissioner Calvin Harris said he would not support charg-
ing a park fee.
"Some people's only form of entertainment is to go to the park,"
he said. "Some people don't have a job. Now, it's not an expense
to take the kids to the park to ride their bike or play on the play-
Commissioner Neil Brickfield said $8 was "outrageous, and $5
is high. My preference is for there to be none."
Most agreed that $8 was too high, and some said the fee should
be the same for all. Commissioners also opposed having two an-
nual passes, saying there should only be one annual pass and
$75 was too much.
Commissioner Nancy Bostock was concerned about inequities
of charging per vehicle and not per person.
"It's a good deal when you have a carload," she said. "It's not a
good deal when you're by yourself," she said.
County Administrator Bob LaSala said the proposed fees would
not be enough to prevent big budget cuts to the parks.
"I don't want the board to be surprised when we bring forth the
budget," he said.
The budget proposal includes closing the regional parks two
days a week, as well as charging the fees, he said. The park clo-
sures would not apply to Fort De Soto County Park.
He said the plans call for continuing to open Brooker Creek,
Weedon Island and Heritage Village as they are currently operated.
Commission Chair Karen Seel asked what would happen if they
did not approve fees and there was no additional revenue.
LaSala said there was no direct connection.
"We're looking at the budget as a whole," he said.
Seel, Latvala, and Commissioner John Morroni quickly said
they would not support the fees unless the money was ear-
"I don't want a fee," Brickfield said. "But if we have to have one,
I want it dedicated."
"I'd still support it (the fee)," Commissioner Ken Welch said. "At
the end of the day, we need revenue. We got to have a way to pay
Latvala said she did not like having to charge for something
that should be free, but that people paid admission to go to state
parks, local museums and other amenities.
Commissioners asked staff to change the proposed fees to $5
for Fort De Soto County Park and $3 for regional parks, such as
Lake Seminole Park, Fred H. Howard Park, and the new Eagle
Lake Park, plus making available an annual pass for all parks,
preserves and special attractions.
Commissioners were still concerned that $3 was too much for
some to pay for the regional parks. Welch said he would not sup-
port the fees if they did not allow people to apply for a (financial)
hardship, such as what the state offers.
Brickfield said if there was going to be a financial means test, a
senior rate also should be offered.
'There are a lot (of seniors) on fixed incomes," he said.
"We've always paid to go to the beach with the parking meters,"
Harris said. "But in the middle of bad times, I don't want to put
another fee on the public who are already needy. We shouldn't
"I agree," Seel said. "But would you rather tell the public we
have to close something?"
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rapid fire weapon for the defense of its principal harbors. The advent of the Spanish-
American War brought about the need for such weapons in this area due to the close
proximity of Cuba to Florida, according to park marker.
A productive day
Photo courtesy of DAN SOTO
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fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico with their parents. Each of the boys caught two kingfish
and a few Spanish mackerel offshore near the shipping channel.
Leader, May 20, 2010 County 5
Plane crashes into house,
CLEARWATER A small plane crashed
into a house at 305 Patricia Ave. the morn-
ing of May 16, although no one was killed.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded
and saw fire coming from the attic, accord-
ing to a Clearwater Public Safety press re-
lease. All six occupants of the home had
escaped without injuries. Firefighters also
checked the adjacent home for occupants
and fire, but no one was home, and fire had
not spread to that home.
The plane had just taken off from the
Clearwater Airpark and appears to have hit
two trees and the roof of the home before
crashing in the back yard, the report said.
The front end of the plane was separated
from the body and located between the two
homes, 305 and 311. A Mirage Piper, was
piloted by Ernesto Gonzalez, 48, who was
staying with relatives in Clearwater. He has
non-life-threatening injuries. Other passen-
gers were Clearwater residents, Charles Us-
lander, 46, and Daisy Schneider, 16.
Uslander was taken to Bayfront Medical
Center as a trauma alert but was later
downgraded to non-life-threatening injuries.
Schneider had non-life-threatening injuries.
The occupants of the house included
homeowners Mary-Lynn and Richard
Cetroi, 36 and 45 as well as a 60-year-old
woman, twin 9-year-old girls and a 7-year-
About 15 fire apparatus responded, in-
cluding from Largo and Dunedin. The Red
Cross helped assist the dislocated residents.
Moped hits sheriff's cruiser,
CLEARWATER The Pinellas County
Sheriff Office's major accident investiga-
tion team was investigating a deputy in-
volved traffic crash on May 14 in which
one person was injured.
According to a sheriffs report, Deputy
Harry Harris was on duty traveling west
on Roosevelt Boulevard in a 2009 Crown
Victoria. As he approached the intersec-
tion of Bolesta Road, he began to slow
down, the report said.
George Howell III, 35, of Clearwater was
traveling west on Roosevelt Boulevard on a
2009 Yamaha Moped behind Harris in the
same lane but did not slow down when
Harris slowed, striking the rear of the
Crown Victoria, the report said.
The impact sent Howell off his Moped
and onto the roadway. He was taken to a
local hospital with what appeared to be
non-life-threatening injuries. Harris was
uninjured, and his vehicle sustained
Teen injured in shooting
CLEARWATER An 18-year-old male
was injured in a shooting in Clearwater
May 13 at 5250 Roosevelt Blvd.
According to witnesses, the shooting
happened in a vacant lot at Alma Avenue
and Roosevelt Boulevard around 9:25
p.m., and the victim walked to 5250 Roo-
sevelt Blvd. and called 911. The suspect
was last seen fleeing the area on a bicycle.
Detectives and deputies set up a perime-
ter and used K-9 units and a helicopter to
search until the early morning hours but
never found the suspect. Deputies were
following up on leads to locate the suspect
and piece together the events and to deter-
mine if the victim and suspect knew each
The victim was taken to a local hospital
with what appeared to be non-life-threat-
Photo courtesy of CLEARWATER PUBLIC SAFETY
A small plane crashed into a Clearwater home on May 16, damaging the home, but no one was
killed in the crash.
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Treasure Island commissioners showed
foresight recently by giving their city man-
ager authority to negotiate a contract with
a consultant to help with the city's Vision
Though a couple of commissioners ques-
tioned whether allocating $15,000 for the
services is necessary, taking action was a
positive step for the city, especially since
the plan was last done in 1998. City offi-
cials hope to raise an additional $10,000
from the community for the process.
Vision planning is common among local
governments. The process enables them to
set goals based on meaningful discussions
involving the community, rather than mak-
ing decisions about large expenditures on a
year to year basis. Long-term planning
sends a clear message to key staff mem-
bers what direction the commission wants
to pursue for their city, such as when it
comes to future development and infra-
Collaborative Labs, which has been in-
volved in 425 such jobs over the past 5 1/2
years, will assist a committee headed by
former Mayor Mary Maloof in the process.
Seeing the big picture that's what it's
Pinellas Park officials are making plans
to make improvements to a neighborhood
off of Park Boulevard.
Hopes are that the area will be revitalized
and that cottages and new structures will
be used for affordable housing units and
small businesses, such as crafts stores and
Along those lines, city officials have set
aside $200,000 for road improvements,
new sidewalks, electrical and other work.
The cottages are located on the outskirts
of what used to be the city's main business
hub. They are near Park Station, the new
P.J. McDevitt Historical Park and a hous-
Over the years some of the cottages fell
into disrepair. A few have been razed and
others became rental units.
City officials have put a lot of energy into
revitalizing the area. For example, a police
officer went door-to-door to speak with
owners and tenants.
It appears that the enthusiasm is grow-
ing. Many owners of buildings in the area
are for redevelopment, realizing the bene-
fits to their neighborhoods.
Any redevelopment strategy takes time to
materialize, especially in a recession. But
credit city officials for trying to make the
most of an opportunity to redevelop an
area that needs tender loving care.
R eade s' forum Letters do not necessarily reflect the views of Tampa Bay Newspapers.
Editor's note: Raymond J. Pfisterer is a
writer and an aviation buff He submitted this
essay to recognize the 83rd anniversary of
Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight
Flexing and straining with fuel overload, the
tiny silver airplane bores into a thunderhead.
The rattling cannonade of rain and hail shock
"Ice on the struts and wing! Left rudder, left
rudder!. Slowly, get out slowly! Don't stall; re
cover difficult, uncertain."
One man all alone above a cold gray sea;
Newfoundland passed, ahead eternity. Black
and turbulent, night approaches to stalk and
kill its prey.
He is frightened and awed at his own au-
dacity. Thirty-six hundred miles to Paris; one
man, one engine! "How did I get here?" A man
of logic at the limits of logic, where the god of
chance rules: The task so daunting, the chal-
lenge so great. Nungesser and Coli disap-
peared somewhere near eleven days ago,
trying the east to west route. Two of Rene
Fonck's crew killed in a takeoff crash last Sep-
tember; then Davis and Wooster killed in a
takeoff attempt on April 26. Fokker, Byrd and
Bennett injured in a test-landing accident.
The North Atlantic may be unconquerable!
But, danger was his calling. Not the reckless
danger of a daredevil, but the more calculated
danger based on intelligent appraisal, with lit-
tle left to chance. Barnstormer, wingwalker,
parachutist, army pursuit pilot and finally
solo flight to Paris. All approached with the
cool philosophy of calculated risk. He always
gave himself the "edge". While testing his new
plane, he never had taken off with a full fuel
load. The performance curves, prepared by
designer Don Hall, predicted the capability;
however, to save weight, he had chosen not to
install "dump valves," and landing such a load
would have been too risky on the rough fields
of San Diego.
During the morning hours of May 20, 1927,
the Spirit of St. Louis was towed from its
hanger at Curtis Field to Roosevelt Field. The
two fields were adjacent but separated by a
considerable rise. Roosevelt Field, having the
longer runway, was chosen for the takeoff.
The famed aircraft manufacturer, Anthony
Fokker, was waiting at the far end of the field
with fire extinguisher, if needed. Still dark, the
cortege of newsmen, mechanics and escorting
police followed in the fog and drizzle. It was
more like a funeral procession than the start
of a transatlantic crossing. It was now or
never! Two others, Byrd and Chamberlain,
were also ready to fly for the coveted prize of
$25,000 for the first nonstop New York to
Paris flight. The 220 horsepower Wright J5C
radial engine coughed to life on the first turn
of the prop. It idled roughly, sending tremors
through the taut fabric of the craft. Slowly the
throttle is opened to maximum. 'Thirty revo-
lutions low!" The mechanic's face is taut and
anxious. He has been up all night turning the
engine. He feels it is his fault and not the
humid air. He tries to assure the pilot that it is
normal, with little assurance himself. Thirty
revolutions low, a tail wind, an overload, pud-
dles on the runway; how the tires press into
the wet clay. Five thousand pounds suspend-
ed under the little wing! Can 220 horsepower
lift it? "If I try, will I end up as just another
dead pilot at the end of the runway?" The
faces of the people watching show their great
"I could call it off right now, with just a
wave of my arm. No one would blame me. We
could all have coffee and laugh at events. I
could rejoin the human race." He idles the en-
gine as he carefully weighs the factors, just as
he has on thousands of previous takeoffs.
Then, more on intuition, he opens the throttle.
Slowly, the plane gets under way; a clumsy
heavy artifact of man, not intended for this
environment. It gathers speed; the last man
pushing on the wing strut drops off. The
wheels labor through the mud and puddles,
throwing water and mud onto the fuselage de-
spite the wax put on the tires by the conscien-
tious mechanic. He watches the edge of the
runway out of the side window to hold the
plane straight. There is no forward visibility.
He has chosen to put a fuel tank in front of
him instead to his rear. He will not be crushed
by the full tank in the event of a crash. Slowly,
he feels life come into the slack controls. The
engine has smoothed out. The halfway point
flashes by. He feels the great weight transfer
from the wheels to the wing. He purposely
holds the wheels on the runway to gather
more speed. The wheels leave the ground and
settle back; he allows them to leave and touch
again. Then, he lifts clear, clawing to clear the
telephone lines at the end of the field. He
clears them by a mere 20 feet. He holds at
100 feet over the golf course, going east, until
the plane has the momentum to climb with
power. He flies as if balanced on a knife's
edge. The load is tremendous! He could stall
the plane easily, ending it all here. He flies
over Port Jefferson Harbor, with all of its
moored pleasure boats. He is over the Sound,
his first goal on the road to immortality.
Raymond J. Pfisterer
Leader, May 20, 2010
Pushing, pulling, spinning
Do you ever get the feeling
that the world is trying to ma-
nipulate you? Push you in
one direction? Pull you in an-
other? Spin your mind? I'm
sure you do.
So do I. It begins each
morning when I sit down for
breakfast. I turn on the TV set
for the news, and immediately
some guy is trying to sell me a
vacuum cleaner, or a foaming
tooth paste. The messages
are, "Unless you buy our
products, and soon, your rugs
will smell like a gorilla cage
and your teeth will fall out by
next Tuesday." I defend myself
by turning off the sound or
the TV set. But what I really
want is to stop being pushed
A few days ago I got an e-
mail from a woman I'd never
met or heard of. She ad-
dressed me as, "Hi, Bob" and
told me she was sure I would
want to support her causes.
One of them was to get rid of
the Pentagon's "don't ask,
don't tell" policy regarding ho-
mosexuals in uniform. The
other cause is full equality for
gays, lesbians, transgenders,
bisexuals and other persons
who are sometimes discrimi-
I wish her well. But I resist-
ed reading her entire e-mail.
Philosophically I'm for sexual
equality and tolerance. But I
somehow resented the
woman's automatic assump-
tion that I was in her camp.
She blithely took it for granted
that I would, or should, jump
aboard her choo-choo train
Another example of push-
pull is the standing ovation.
Fifty years ago such ovations
were rare. A speaker or per-
former had to be world-class
before a crowd would jump to
its feet to applaud. Today a
standing ovation is almost
routine. Everyone gets one,
sometimes just for showing
up. I feel stupid rising for
some singer whose voice has
all the magic of a rusty cow-
bell, but I do it anyhow. I dis-
like myself for not remaining
seated and shouting "Sit
down, you clods!"
I like animals. I have owned
dogs and cats, and loved
them. If I saw an advertise-
ment that simply said, 'Thou-
sands of animals are being
abused and mistreated. They
need your help. Send money
to us," I would reach for my
checkbook. But when the TV
ad shows these starving, beat-
up, pitiful animals in all their
misery, I have three reactions:
I weep; then I resolve to go
find an animal abuser and
tear his heart out; and finally I
calm down and realize my
heart-strings and wallet are
being strummed by a master
propagandist who, for all we
know, may drown kittens in
his spare time.
The next six months will
see an orgy of push-pull exer-
cises. The conductors will be
the political parties and their
candidates. It's already start-
ed. Yesterday in the mail came
a letter from the Democratic
National Committee. It began
"Dear Robert." The first-name
approach is supposed to
make me feel as if I'm an old
buddy. Whatever happened to
"Mr." and "Ms."?
The first paragraph said,
"(President Obama) is looking
to leaders such as you to pro-
vide...yadda, yadda..." Such
blarney! Me a leader? I
couldn't lead six starving men
to a free chicken dinner. But
the Democrats want me to
think I could.
The rest of the letter is a
survey asking my opinion on
various issues. It asks me to
rank in importance 13 specific
issues such as dealing with
Iran and lowering unemploy-
ment. But the list fails to in-
clude immigration reform and
whether to disembowel or just
shoot bankers and stockbro-
kers who lie. By omitting such
vital matters from the survey,
the Democrats are putting a
spin on me. Nowhere in the
survey is there a direct, meaty
question such as, "Do you
think the USA should pull its
bloodied, bewildered behind
out of the entire Mideast as
soon as possible?" Selective
omission is a major instru-
ment of spin. Socrates said
that, and I believe him.
The most notable recent ex-
ample of bamboozlement I can
point to is the May 10 issue of
Time Magazine. It purports to
list 'The 100 Most Influential
People in the World." At least
half of them are persons you
and I have never heard of, or
been influenced by. The issue
is a transparent fraud. It is an
attempt to make us believe
that Time is still a big-time,
trustworthy news magazine.
It's not. We must not let Time
- or any other information
source push, pull or spin
our thinking. To doubt is the
first duty of a free mind.
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Leader, May 20, 2010
Best pro baseball
A few weeks ago, readers
of Tampa Bay Newspapers
received a special section
listing the many "best of"
categories in Pinellas Coun-
ty, as voted by our readers.
They ranged from the best
antique alley to the best tat-
But we forgot one category
that should probably be dis-
What's the best profes-
sional baseball venue in
On that topic, most proba-
bly think first of Tropicana
Field. But we have two oth-
ers Bright House Networks
Field in Clearwater, home of
the Florida State League's
Clearwater Threshers, and
Dunedin Stadium, home of
the Dunedin Blue Jays.
All three have their selling
First, Tropicana Field.
For a domed baseball
park, it's not too bad. While
it's not the AT&T Park or
Wrigley Field, it has its
amenities. For example, the
thought of sitting through a
hot afternoon in August
under the blazing sun isn't
too appealing. So having a
climate-controlled venue like
the Trop is a major plus.
I know, I know. Baseball
was never meant to be
played indoors. But around
here, if it isn't ... well, check
out a Florida Marlins' home
game where most fans are
disguised as empty seats.
Other than no drink hold-
ers in the cheap seats, The
Trop isn't too bad. There are
plenty of amenities for kids
and adults alike, as well as
an ample number of conces-
sion stands, restrooms, esca-
lators, a restaurant, a tank
with stingrays and a retail
store for souvenir stuff.
These are things fans have
come to expect in Major
League stadiums. So when
we look at Bright House Net-
works Field and Dunedin
Stadium, it's like comparing
apples and oranges.
Minor league parks are
never going to be as attrac-
tive or expansive as major
league stadiums, but they
have their level of ambiance
that is attractive.
Take Dunedin Stadium,
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for example. Not a bad seat
anywhere and fans can al-
most touch the players.
Parking is free and the beer
is cheap, especially on
It's a stadium that is a
typical spring training/Flori-
da State League kind of ball
park. It's small with reason-
able ticket prices and com-
Bright House Networks
Field is another story. This
place is a gem. True, there's
no roof overhead but most of
the Threshers' games are at
night, which makes for a
generally pleasant experi-
A down side? Forking out
$2 to park. Why isn't it free?
But the rest about this
well-designed minor league
venue is nothing but good.
Once inside the gate, there
are plenty of places to spend
your money. There's a nifty
team store and lots of tasty
items to eat and drink at the
Speaking of drinking,
Bright House has something
very unique to a minor
league ball park.
If you haven't experienced
the tiki bar in left field,
you're missing one of the
more popular watering holes
in Clearwater- especially on
Thursday nights when
drinks go at a discounted
It's not unusual for the
number of fans at the tiki
bar to outnumber those in
the regular stands. It's clear-
ly a Clearwater gathering
place where many patrons
have no clue what's going on
down on the field past the
Kudos to the city of Clear-
water and the Philadelphia
Phillies for coming up with
such an innovative concept.
So the best pro baseball
stadium in Pinellas? I've got
to go with The Trop. Just too
many amenities and a pretty
good baseball team plays
day, just to meet the
needs of our neighbors in
Pasco and Manatee coun
You can't fix stupid ... or can you?
Ron White is my favorite
stand-up comedian. Maybe
it's because of his attitude.
Perhaps it has something to
do with his favorite line, "You
can't fix stupid, folks."
Well, yeah, he's right, and I
proved that recently by
climbing up a rickety ladder
to the attic ... and promptly
fell eight feet to a cement
garage floor where I lay in
pain and scared that I'd real-
ly bought the farm.
I had no right to climb a
teetering ladder without
someone holding it. And bal-
ancing on the top step to
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It's a horrific feeling when
solid leaves for thin air. I slid
out the attic like a bag of coal
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It could have been worse. I
landed in a space about
three feet wide that was sur-
rounded by my car and a
work bench with an iron vice
T This and That
that could have easily splat-
tered my brains all over the
Over the years I've man-
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toes, fingers and the most
painful of all, ribs. I cracked
a collar bone once after tum-
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my back when I fell out of an
Air Force cargo plane. OK, it
was parked on the ground,
but I still went through a
belly door and into a truck
I always survived. Sans the
blue suit and cape, I per-
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So I never paid much atten-
tion to safety.
Then I learned the hard
way, so to speak, that a body
doesn't bounce on concrete.
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I didn't plan on going to
the hospital that night. My
wife threatened to squeeze
the parts of me that pained if
I didn't. Although I somehow
landed on my head and
back, my chest and internals
felt like I went 15 rounds
with Mike Tyson. So I had no
choice and found myself at
Bay Pines VA Hospital.
I've always found VA per-
sonnel, from clerks to sur-
geons, to be every bit as
professional as those at any
other major medical facility.
Probably more so because
their first priority is compas-
sion and not if you're in-
sured. A series of CAT scans
and X-rays revealed no bro-
ken bones or concussion.
The doctor warned that I
would be in extreme pain for
He was right. I was in ex-
cruciating pain for a week.
The fall had caused internal
problems like bruised organs.
I'd taken the pain killers he
prescribed for only the first
two days because of a series
of articles I recently wrote
about the dangers of pre-
scription pill abuse. I didn't
want to turn into a junkie.
About the only good that
came out of the accident was
the loss of about five pounds.
My wife didn't see any
humor when I suggested that
I could lose 10 more by div-
ing off the roof. Well, yeah,
that would be a bit drastic.
The pain is now all but
gone and I'm walking without
a cane and sleep in reason-
able comfort. I made some
lifestyle decisions after re-
flecting on that period of in-
tense pain. I decided to be
more careful. And that
means no skydiving, tight
rope walking, mountain bik-
ing or skateboarding.
That means playing by the
rules and being more atten-
tive to potential dangers.
In other words I will do
everything possible to fix stu-
pid, even though Ron White
says you can't.
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By SUZETTE PORTER
It has been nearly a month
since an oil rig explosion
caused a massive spill in the
Gulf of Mexico, and Pinellas
County beaches remain clean
and open for business.
'The only oil on our beach-
es right now is suntan oil,"
said Tom lovino, Pinellas
County Communications spe-
Still local officials continue
to monitor the situation and
prepare for the worst.
"We're in full monitoring
mode and working very close-
ly with the Unified Com-
mand," Iovino said.
U.S. Coast Guard Capt.
Tim Close, commander, Sec-
tor St. Petersburg, said the
threat to Florida's west coast
from the oil spill remained
low as of May 14, based on
the 72-hour trajectory map
release from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
The Unified Command in
St. Petersburg, which is re-
sponsible for preparing for
and responding to incidents
related to the oil spill for 13
counties on the west coast,
"is very focused around ag-
gressively preparing for im-
pact, anticipating that in all
likelihood there will be no im-
pact, but we're planning as if
there will be," Close said.
Much of the work has cen-
tered on updating contin-
gency plans to ensure that all
areas have been identified.
Timyn Rice, on-scene coor-
dinator with the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection, said officials were
continuing to "stress one im-
portant message: Florida resi-
dents and visitors can
continue to enjoy our beach-
es and restaurants. There is
no indication of any oil on
Federal, state and local of-
ficials have been scrambling
since April 20 when British
Petroleum's oil rig Deepwater
Horizon located off the
Louisiana Coast exploded
killing 11 workers. The rig
sank two days later.
Officials estimate that
210,000 gallons of oil per day
Gulf of M
to stop t
the two le
fifth of tl
'full monitoring mode'
n spewing into the to the oil slick, and the fish- "We encourage you to get
lexico. All attempts series, wildlife and seafood off involved in your local com-
he flow of oil from Florida's coast in state waters munity. Volunteers can sup-
pipes located 5,000 are safe. port the oil cleanup effort
w the surface have Advisories will be issued if through appropriate activities
the situation changes, the such as Coast Watch, pre-oil
er, BP announced DEP said. landfall beach cleanup,
weekend that a pipe Officials with the Unified fundraising, and meeting
threaded into one of Command in St. Petersburg other needs of responding or-
*aks and by Monday, and lovino commented on the ganizations," is the message
mated that about a overwhelming numbers of in- found at www.volunteerflori
he oil was being si- dividuals and organizations dadisaster.org.
phoned off and pumped to a
vessel on the surface.
Efforts also continue on
the relief well, which officials
say is the long-term solution
to stop the oil. Estimates say
it could be two months before
the relief well is complete.
As of May 16, NOAA's
plume model showed the oil
spill located 70 miles south-
west of Pensacola, 275 miles
from St. Petersburg and 20
miles from the loop current.
Officials continue to voice
concerns about oil getting
into the loop current and
traveling through the Keys to
the state's east coast.
The DEP reported on May
17 that there are no signs of
health risks to Floridians due
who have stepped up to vol-
unteer to help. These people
are being referred to Volun-
teer Florida, Suncoast
Seabird Sanctuary, Clearwa-
ter Marine Aquarium, Tampa
Bay Watch and other organi-
State officials are continu-
ing to spread the word that
only trained qualified com-
munity responders will be al-
lowed to handle oil-contamin
ated materials or wildlife.
How to help
Several local organizations
are seeking volunteers or do-
nations to help support the
oil spill response, including
Tampa Bay Watch is
seeking community volun-
teers in Tampa Bay and
along West Central Florida.
Interested community volun-
teers should visit www.tam
pabaywatch.org to register
PSTA offers summer
Pinellas County families can beat high prices
at the pump this summer by taking advantage
of PSTA's easy and affordable Summer Youth
For $35, kids ages 18 and younger get un-
limited transportation on PSTA all summer
long. Excluded are the 100X and 300X routes
It works out to less than $2.40 a week for
With a Haul Pass, Pinellas teens can enjoy
safe, reliable and affordable transportation to
get to work, the mall, the beach or anywhere
else PSTA travels within the county. Plus, PSTA
officials noted, when kids ride PSTA they can
text message all they want while riding without
endangering themselves or others on the road.
Haul Passes are now on sale and can be pur-
chased at PSTA terminals and ticket outlets
throughout the county. For a list of outlets or to
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Kids will need a school or government-issued
ID showing age to use the Haul Pass or they
can get a PSTA Youth ID with proof of age at
Leader, May 20, 2010
for the latest updates.
The Suncoast Seabird
Sanctuary is looking for vol-
unteers and donations. For
more information, visit
Aquarium has set up a fund
for the rescue operations.
Donations can be made by
contacting the aquarium at
441-1790 or visit www.see
For more information, call
the Florida State Emergency
Information Line at 800-342-
3557. Other important num-
To report oiled wildlife,
To discuss spill-related
damage, call 800-440-0858
To report oiled shoreline,
any PSTA terminal.
Haul Passes are valid now through Aug. 31.
Camp Kadima moved
to new location
CLEARWATER The Jewish Community
Center has announced that even though the
Pinellas County Jewish Day School is closing,
it still will have its Camp Kadima summer day
Camp Kadima is relocating to Temple B'Nai
Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Road. The camp focus-
es on traditional values, activities and events
that define Jewish life and promotes success-
ful lives, a camp press release said, and it is
open to the public regardless of religion.
Camp will take place between Monday,
June 14 and Friday, Aug. 6. There are also
two transportation sites where camp families
can take advantage of free transportation to
and from camp. The North County Trans-
portation Site is at Temple Ahavat Shalom,
1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, and the
South Center Transportation Site is at the
JCC Suncoast, 5023 Central Ave., St. Peters-
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Jeff Krieger at 736-1494.
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By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Pinellas County commis-
sioners heard a number of cost-saving ideas
during a May 11 work session.
The ideas were the result of work by mem-
bers of cost-saving and revenue teams which
are comprised of directors and other key staff.
This same committee is responsible for a
number of measures implemented in the cur-
rent year designed to stretch taxpayer's dol-
If commissioners approve all the ideas pro-
posed for 2010, it would require one-time
costs totaling more than $12 million. The an-
nual savings could be as much as $1.7 mil-
lion, according to a staff report.
County Administrator Bob LaSala told com-
missioners that staff was looking for approval
to go forward with the projects and to consider
them in next year's budget proposal.
Some ideas do not have a cost, such as con-
sideration of a cell phone stipend, doing away
with take-home cars, enforcing the idling poli-
cy for vehicles, consolidating mowing func-
tions and re-evaluating requirements for uni-
forms and safety shoes.
The most expensive proposal was to spend
$8.5 million on a centralized chiller for the air
conditioning system. The total cost of the pro-
ject is estimated at $10 million; however, a
grant of $1.5 million is available.
Staff said having a centralized chiller could
save $507,000 annually and provide cost
avoidance and possible revenue opportunities.
Staff also proposed spending $2 million to
switch to voice-over Internet protocol and con-
solidation of the county's phone systems into
one that served everyone, including the sheriff
and constitutional officers. Switching to VOIP
would save $770,000 a year, staff said.
Other cost-saving ideas that require a one-
time spending include $1 million for water
conservation at the jail; $850,000 for lighting
retrofits and $93,000 for demand control ven-
Solar energy also was on the list with cost
estimates of $150,000 per facility to save
$10,500 a year. However, LaSala said there
was some concern about the need for addi-
tional roof repairs. He said it was possible that
it was not yet time to consider solar.
Hybrid cars also were not seen as a benefit
for the county due to high costs to purchase
and maintain versus the limited number of
miles county employees typically travel.
Commissioner Neil Brickfield asked if the
money to pay for the projects would come
from the stabilization fund.
"It depends on if we get it," LaSala said.
The stabilization fund was implemented by
LaSala when he recommended using a multi-
year budgeting system. Departments are not
only required to cut their budgets to balance
the budget, they are also required to con-
tribute to a stabilization fund a policy not all
departments agree is a good idea.
Last year, the county Sheriffs Office did not
make its budget target and did not contribute
to the fund. The 2010-11 budget proposed by
Sheriff Jim Coats also does not include the
total amount requested for the stabilization
Budget Director John Woodruff said the
county could have as much as $31 million if
everyone makes their contribution to the sta-
bilization fund and keeps their current budget
to 97 percent for the current year.
He estimated $12 million could be available
from carry over from the current year, plus
another $12 million in savings and $7 million
from the stabilization fund.
'This is a nice fund for projects that need
one-time funding with no reoccurring costs,"
The consensus was to go ahead with all six
projects that require one-time spending.
However, one commissioner was not
pleased with the idea of spending money to
"How can you call it one-time money when
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By WAYNE AYERS
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The "time off with pay" is part of a collective
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Vice Mayor Terry Lister said the compensa-
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"It's hard to make everyone happy and it ap-
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Commissioner Steve Kochick said a contract
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"(The contract) is a good one," Commission-
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M Here and there
LARGO -The Republican
Club of Greater Largo has
awarded Sandy Cooke Harp-
er with the 2010 Lincoln-
Norcross Memorial Service
The award was made
Monday evening at the
club's monthly meeting at
Alfano's Restaurant in
Largo. The award is given
annually to a person who
has done extraordinary ef-
forts to foster equality
among all people, and who
has a keen sense of justice,
fairness, and empathy to
mankind. The winner of this
award must show years of
working toward a better
community, and service to
In making the award T. J.
Schmitz, past president of
the club, noted the many ac-
complishments of Harper in
service to the community.
She was treasurer of Largo
High School PTSA for nu-
merous years, chair of the
St. Patrick School Board, as-
sistant distant administrator
for Little League Baseball,
coach and manager at West
Pinellas Little League, mem-
ber of Largo Woman's Club,
board member of the Greater
Largo Republican Club, and
many other clubs and ser-
Harper is an arts and sci-
ence graduate of Largo High
School, and retired from
AEGON Insurance Company
where she worked in In-
vestor Relations. Harper has
four grown children and is
the wife of former Largo City
Commissioner Charlie Harp-
Moose Lodge to
hold benefit dinner
LARGO A spaghetti din-
ner will be held Sunday, May
23, beginning at 2 p.m., at
the Largo Moose Lodge 2205
to benefit a fellow Moose
This benefit is for Terry
Thomas, who had a stroke
and then a heart attack and
lies in a coma with no insur-
ance. The lodge is holding
the fundraiser to help with
hospital costs. The cost is
Besides a spaghetti dinner
a bake goods sale will be
held and live music will be
provided by Jumpin Jeff and
People who are not able to
attend but would like to
make a donation can send it
to Largo Moose Lodge, which
will pass it on to the family.
The Moose Lodge's ad-
dress is 11616 87th Ave. N.,
Largo, FL 33773.
Support group for
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LARGO New Horizons for
Widowed People, a support
and social group, will meet
Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m., at
Imperial Palms West Club-
house on Imperial Palms
Drive at the Imperial Palms
adult community complex.
After listening to a guest
Saaduy CooKe harper
speaker, the club will dine at
a local restaurant. The orga-
nization also plays cards at
Stacy's Buffet Restaurant,
1415 Missouri Ave., 11 a.m.
the first and third Wednes-
days of the month.
Call Betty Laing at 530-
LARGO The Democratic
Women's Club of Upper
Pinellas is set to meet Mon-
day, May 24, 11:30 a.m., at
Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Mis-
souri Ave. N.
Jo Ann S. Nesbit, execu-
tive director and CEO of the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Neighborhood Family Center
in Clearwater will speak and
take questions about the
center's after-school pro-
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Civil War ancestors
There is hardly a family
who lived in the United States
in the 1860s who was not af-
fected in some way by our
Civil War. Certainly everyone
knew someone who was in-
volved in the war, and
chances are they knew some-
one who was either wounded
or killed during the conflict.
Let me run some quick num-
bers by you to make this
point (I've used approxima-
tions here but they are close
enough to get the idea).
In 1860 there were approx-
imately 30 million people liv-
ing in the United States.
During the Civil War there
were approximately 3 million
serving soldiers, and in all of
that number there were ap-
proximately 620,000 deaths.
That means that one in about
10 Americans served, and
one in 50 Americans died.
And out of those 3 million
serving soldiers? Approxi-
mately one in five died. Now
you can see more clearly why
I say probably everyone in
America was affected in one
way or another by the Civil
With those sorts of num-
bers and that impact on fam-
ilies, it is no wonder that as
genealogists we are particu-
larly interested in our Civil
War ancestors. Tracking
them down involves a process
at its core that is essentially
no different from any other
research task we might un-
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much information as we can
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that he volunteered from
where he was found in that
census. Armed with this in-
formation you can now begin
There are two primary
sources to use to find initial
for Civil War ancestors
exciting thing to do, not
cause it involves your
it because that war was
important part of our
information on your Civil War
ancestors. The first is a print
resource, actually two sets of
books, both available at the
Largo Public Library Genealo-
gy Center. One set is a com-
plete listing, alphabetically by
state, of all Union soldiers;
and the other is a complete
alphabetical listing of all Con-
federate soldiers. If you find
your ancestor's name listed
in either of these two collec-
tions, you will also find listed
the unit in which he volun-
teered and his rank.
The second resource is on-
line: the Civil War Soldiers
and Sailors System, which is
a comprehensive research
tool for searching the records
of the soldiers and sailors
who fought in the Civil War.
This Web site is sponsored
by the National Park Service
and the URL is www.itd.nps.
gov. There are several as-
pects to this Web site that
would be profitable for you to
explore. Not only can you
search by name for your Civil
War ancestor, but once you
discover what unit he served
in, you can find a history of
that unit to include the bat-
tles in which he participated,
and then you can go on to
find descriptions of those in-
dividual battles. If your an-
cestor was killed during the
war and interred in a nation-
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are under the jurisdiction of
the National Park Service
today. In some cases you can
even find specific locations of
your ancestor's gravesite.
To use this site all you
have to do is fill out a simple
search form with your ances-
tor's first and last name,
whether he was Union or
Confederate, the state from
which he volunteered, and
the number of his unit. You
don't need all of that informa-
tion, of course. You could just
put in your ancestor's name
and then scan the list of hits
to see if you can determine
which of those listed is your
ancestor. As in all searches,
however, the more informa-
tion you have, the more
quickly you will be success-
ful. For instance, I looked up
the name John Summers,
one of my ancestors, and
found the following listed in
the database: "Summers,
John, Union, infantry, 14th
Regiment, Wisconsin." From
that listing I can further dis-
cover that John was a private
in Company A of the 14th
Wisconsin infantry Regiment.
I can also get information on
his unit and the battles in
which that regiment partici-
pated, for instance the battle
Armed with this much in-
formation I can visit other
sites such as the Wisconsin
State Historical Society, vari-
ous genealogy society sites,
and sites about that unit cre-
ated by private individuals
where I will find more infor-
mation about John. For in-
stance at the Wisconsin State
Historical Society site, I dis-
covered that John was killed
at the battle of Vicksburg in
Another good source of
Civil War information if you
just started out trying to
identify an ancestor, is the
ancestry.com Web site. You
can use that site much like
you would use the govern-
ment site. Just be aware that
ancestry.com is a fee site
where you have to pay for an
annual subscription. Or you
can get around that by going
to your local library and
using one of their computers
to access the site for free.
Searching for Civil War an-
cestors can be an exciting
thing to do, not only because
it involves your people, but
because that war was such
an important part of our na-
tional history. The sources
I've mentioned here are just
the beginning in your Civil
War exploration. Armed with
the basic information you
discover in them, you can
move on to discover much
more about your Civil War
ancestors both on the Inter-
net and in print. Good hunt-
Peter Summers is an ama-
teur genealogist who has
been working on his family
history since 1972. He is cur-
rently the president of the
Pinellas Genealogy Society.
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Forget history's most cele-
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In fact, the famous English
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Opening this week
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'Shrek Forever After'
Genre: Family, animated and sequel
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy,
Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas
Director: Mike Mitchell
After challenging an evil dragon, res-
cuing a beautiful princess and saving
your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to
Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly
wind up a domesticated family man. In-
stead of scaring villagers away like he
used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to
autograph pitchforks. What's happened
to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days
when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is
duped into signing a pact with the
smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstilt-
skin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a
twisted, alternate version of Far Far
Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpel-
stiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona
have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to
undo all he's done in the hopes of saving
his friends, restoring his world and re-
claiming his one True Love.
"Shrek Forever After" also known as
"Shrek: the Final Chapter" will be the
last installment in the franchise.
Genre: Action and comedy
Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val
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the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and
Army Ranger. Just one operative has
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Congressional Medals of Honor and
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And only one guy is man enough to still
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Movies in the Park, Friday, May 21, 8 p.m., at Largo
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Antique Appraisal Fair, Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3
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teachers and faculty from
throughout Belcher Elementary
School's 50 years helped cele-
brate its anniversary May 14
and 15, reminiscing on their
time at the Clearwater school.
Throughout the week leading
up to the big event, current
students celebrated a different
decade each day, dressing up
and learning dances from each
of the five decades the school
has been open, said Principal
Lisa Roth. On Friday, all the
kids watched a video about
1959 in a newsreel kind of for-
mat that showed what kind of
news and events were going on
the year the school was found-
ed, she said. Afterwards, the
school took a trip back to 1959.
"We had 50 minutes of what
we called going back 50 years,
and we turned off our Smart-
boards, we turned off the over-
head projectors, we turned off
the computers and tried to
imagine what it would be like
to go to school 50 years ago
without all these things," Roth
said. "And many of the classes
did writing assignments on
what it is like to be a student
today, so that maybe 50 years
from now, maybe someone will
look at them in our scrapbook."
The week concluded with a
school-wide party on Friday,
with a butterfly garden dedica-
tion, a social hour, and special
guests, including Largo city
commissioners, School Board
members and former students
The school dedicated the
Purdy Family Butterfly Garden
to Ed Purdy and his late wife,
Lynn, who were both teachers
at Belcher for 15 and 27 years
respectively. They had helped
establish a nature center on
three acres of land on the
school's property in the 1990s,
and it had always been Lynn's
dream to add a butterfly gar-
"My wife and I, a lot of our
teaching was science, so we
were always interested in what
was going on outside our door,
and we wanted to bring back
what native Florida actually
looked like, like all the plants,
and teach what the natives and
early pioneers used them for,"
Ed said of the nature center.
"We thought it would be nice to
get it back to its native vegeta-
tion and be able to teach using
Lynn taught kindergarten
throughout her 27 years at the
school, and she always had a
butterfly garden for her classes
so they could watch the stages
of butterfly development and
help them not be afraid of the
little creatures flying around
the world, Ed said. He is glad
that both the nature center and
butterfly garden can help chil-
dren enjoy and learn more
"(I hope they gain) an appre-
ciation for nature and for what
is actually out there," Ed said.
"We live in our little air condi-
tioned cave and sometimes
don't dare to go outside. There
are bugs, snakes, oh these bad
things.' And so, no, nature is
really neat when you get to
know it. Hopefully this helps
them to appreciate what the
wild was really like."
Pinellas County School
Board Member Carol Cook at-
tended the Friday celebration
and said it brought back many
fond memories, as both her
children attended the school
and she was an active volun-
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strikes me as I drive by is I Lois taught at Plumb Elemen-
have a lot of neat memories, tary.
but I also have a lot of high ex- Bob Jr. attended school at
pectations, so there's a lot of Belcher and said one of his
hope for the future along with fondest memories is that in
the fond memories, so it's a sixth grade, he was captain of
nice combination," Cook said. the crossing guard patrol, and
Cook remembers when she he and some other crossing
was PTA president, the group guards from around the county
established the courtyard that were selected to take a train up
is still there, planting little trees to Washington, D.C., for a spe-
that were shorter than they cial field trip.
were. Now when she visits the Bob also got his start as a
school, she enjoys seeing how drummer at Belcher Elemen-
huge the trees have gotten. She tary.
also recalls that the kinder- "I tried out for the school
garten used to have an annual band, and you had to take
sleepover and circus, and she some kind of musical aptitude
remembers chaperoning and test, and I scored pretty well on
then the parents playing cards it," Bob said. "You had to score
together once the kids had fall- 100 percent to be a drummer
en asleep. She remembers her because all the boys wanted to
kids being on the safety patrol be drummers, so they only let
and how every teacher her the ones who scored 100
daughter had was the perfect fit choose to be drummers. Since I
for where she was in her devel- got 100, I felt obligated to start
opment and growth at the time. practicing drums."
Bob Weber Jr., now a grown Bob now plays drums in a
engineer in Houston, returned band in Houston.
to Belcher with his parents for "(My parents) told me I had
the party. His father, Robert to go to college and get my de-
Sr., now of Palm Harbor, taught gree first before I could play in
third grade at the school from a band," Bob joked.
1965 to 1986. Lois Weber said Pat Grubb of Clearwater was
they used to both be teachers one of the first teachers at
in Ohio, but after eight days in Belcher.
a row of canceled school due to She started at the school in
snow, they both wrote to Pinel- 1962, taught third, second and
las County Schools and moved first grade for 33 years, and
to Florida after they were hired. she has volunteered at the
school ever since she retired,
totaling 48 years with the
school. She said it was the fac-
ulty and her two principals,
John DiLeo and Frank Tenn-
ian, were wonderful. The facul-
ty became a close-knit family,
and a number of them still get
together regularly, she said.
Tennian has since died, but
his wife, Sandy, of Clearwater
attended the festivities. Even
though Frank couldn't attend
the anniversary, Sandy
brought their 3-year-old grand-
son to show him "Papa's
Sandy taught at the school
from the first year it opened
until 1963 when the school dis-
trict sent her husband up to
Tallahassee to get his Ph.D. be-
cause he was a promising em-
ployee, she said.
At the time, the district ro-
tated principals every 10 years,
so Frank was principal at
Belcher for 10 years and then
taught at Skycrest Elementary
for 10 years and then came
back to Belcher, Sandy said.
One of the most vivid memo-
ries for Sandy was in May
1978. She was teaching at
High Point Elementary and her
husband was principal at
Belcher when on May 4, High
Point Elementary was hit by a
tornado during school hours.
Three kindergartners were
killed, and many others were
injured, and it rendered the
school unusable for more than
a year afterwards.
"Frank took our whole
school into this school (Belch-
er,) and we had the afternoon
session and Belcher had the
morning," Sandy said. "We fin-
ished up the year here. The
tornado hit in May, and we fin-
ished the school year, which
then went well into June. And
the Belcher kids were wonder-
ful. We would come in for the
afternoon session, and any
time it would cloud up, our
kids would cry because they
were scared and it was hard on
them. But their kids, the
Belcher kids, they were great.
They would leave little things
for them in the desks that they
would be sitting in. It was real-
On Saturday, May 15, the
students and faculty, old and
present, gathered again at the
school for a traditional picnic,
with cake and lemonade, three-
legged races and sack races,
remembering or imagining
what it would have been like
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Assistant Principal Pamela Easley hands a plaque to Ed Purdy at
the Belcher Elementary School 50th anniversary celebration,
dedicating the school's new butterfly garden The Purdy Family
Butterfly Garden. Ed and his late wife who were teachers at
Belcher, helped establish the nature center, and it had been his
wife's dream to create a butterfly garden for the school.
Leader, May 20, 2010
Packers' spring games set
LARGO The Largo High School Packers blue versus gold
game will be Friday, May 21, 12:30 p.m., at Largo High School.
Admission is $5 per person.
Largo will play Clearwater High School in the spring football
classic at Largo, Friday, May 28, 7 p.m. Admission is $6 per
Extension to present rain
LARGO A free rain harvesting workshop will be presented
Saturday, May 22, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Pinellas County Ex-
tension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
Attendees will learn how to save rain water in a recycled
plastic barrel for later use. The collected water is safe for use
on potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, and special
plant collections. All attendees will receive set-up instructions
and a reference booklet with free registration.
Participants may purchase a rain barrel for $30 plus tax at
the time reservations are made. Registration required by Fri-
day, May 21.
To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.pinellascountyex
tension.org, click on the Online Class Registration button and
then the Lawn and Garden tab. Those who do not wish to
purchase a rain barrel should select Participant by using the
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LARGO A mini palm school for master gardeners will be
presented Tuesday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pinellas Coun-
ty Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
This free class is open only to those with a master gardener
ID. Monica Elliott will discuss palm diseases and nutritional
deficiencies. There will be a hands-on learning event in the
palm garden to see real problems for palms.
Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the class.
To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.pinellascountyexten
sion.org, click on the Online Class Registration button and then
the Lawn & Garden tab.
Hibiscus show, plant sale set
PINELLAS PARK A hibiscus show and plant sale will take
place Sunday, May 30, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Audito-
rium, 7690 59th St. N.
Admission is free. The plant sale will begin at 10 a.m.
Library to host bromeliad class
ST. PETERSBURG A free class on bromeliads will be pre-
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their sizes and growth habits as well as how to care for them,
propagate, pot and mount them. Bromeliads do quite well in a
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Nursery to host class
ST. PETERSBURG A class on companion planting and
natural pest control will be offered Saturday, May 22, noon
to 2 p.m., at Twigs 'n Leaves Nursery, 1013 Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. St. S.
Permaculturist Robert Segundo will teach sustainable
practices of growing plants that naturally attract beneficial
bugs and not insect foes. Successful organic gardening re-
quires a knowledge of what insects will work to improve
yields instead of destroy them.
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What we're doing. How to get more information.
Since the tragic accident on the Transocean Deepwater Horizon
rig first occurred, we have been committed to doing everything
possible to stop the flow of oil at the seabed, collect the oil on the
surface and keep it away from the shore.
BP has taken full responsibility for dealing with the spill. We are
determined to do everything we can to minimize any impact. We
will honor all legitimate claims.
This is an enormous team effort. More than 2,500 of our
operational and technical personnel from around the world are
working tirelessly in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard and
federal, state and local government agencies. We are also getting
tremendous support from specialists across the industry to resolve
an unprecedented set of technical issues.
On the seabed, we are using multiple technologies to reduce the flow
of oil and ultimately stop it. On the surface, hundreds of boats of all
sizes, including local fishing fleets, are working together to contain and
collect the spill. More than 1.2 million feet of boom is already deployed.
Our efforts along the coast are being organized through 14
staging areas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida, coordinated by three command posts in Houma, Louisiana;
Mobile, Alabama; and St. Petersburg, Florida.
But the greatest response of all is from the more than 10,000 people
working with BP full-time or as volunteers. We are also grateful for the
dedicated support of the federal, state, and local government officials
and emergency responders. None of this would be possible without
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Leader, May 20, 2010 Sports 21
Largo recreation program
LARGO -The Southwest
Pool's summer kickoff event
will be Saturday, June 12,
non to 4 p.m.
Visitors will have access
to the pool, along with
floats, inner tubes and div-
ing boards for recreational
use. Discover Scuba will be
on site offering underwater
and special summer passes
will be available for pur-
chase. Enjoy great door
prize giveaways and a
chance to win two tickets to
People of all ages are wel-
come to attend. Cost is $2
per person for residents and
$2.50 for nonresidents.
Southwest Pool is located at
13120 Vonn Road.
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Christ Presbyterian Church,
3115 Dryer Ave., beginning
Monday, June 14, 7:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Children entering grades
kindergarten through sec-
ond grade will enjoy a wide
variety of trips, activities
and daily routines specifi-
cally tailored to this age
Cost is $76 per week for
residents and $95 for non-
residents. Registration is
available at the Highland or
Southwest Recreation Com-
plexes. For more informa-
tion on Largo's Munchkin
Camp or any of Largo's 60
summer camps, call 518-
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1001 Highland Ave. N.E., Largo, FL 33770
3125 or visit LargoCamps.
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 South-
west Pool, 13120 Vonn Road
to learn the fundamentals of
both sports. Camp includes
a field trip to Busch Gar-
dens' 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 residents and
$125 for nonresidents. For
more information or to regis-
ter your child, call 518-3126
or visit LargoPools.com.
The Largo Community
Center, 65 Fourth St. NW,
has a sanctioned duplicate
bridge game every Wednes-
day, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
The fee is $4 with a city
recreation card or $5 with-
out a card. Snacks provided.
Bring a partner. Call Joan
Waff at 895-9073.
We are now halfway
through the month and May
is beginning to show why it is
the best month of fishing for
our local waters.
We are still behind a little
on the fishing calendar, given
the cold winter that we experi-
enced this year, but that isn't
such a bad thing either.
Hopefully the best is yet to
So many species, so little
time, from kingfish offshore to
tarpon in the passes and red-
fish on the flats an angler
has almost too many options
Kingfish would normally
have started to thin out by
now, but given the timing of
the baitfish migration, they
are very much still here.
Lots of small to medium
sized fish can be caught from
one to 10 miles offshore. Troll
spoons behind planers in
areas that you are seeing
schools of bait, and diving
birds. Live baiters can toss
handfuls of live pilchards out
behind the boat to get the ac-
tion fired up.
Redfish have been cooper-
eating pretty well in the back
waters. Big summer high
tides have started and the
redfish are using them to
their advantage. Mangrove
shorelines with small oyster
bars along them are attracting
Cast gold spoons parallel to
the bushes and hold your rod
so that you can run the spoon
as close to the mangroves as
possible without snagging up.
Tarpon are feeding on the
outgoing tides at many of the
area passes as well as the
These fish can be seen
rolling around the pilings.
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it drift back naturally to the
fish many times. This will
keep the bail open so that you
can feed line off the reel to
help your bait stay drag-free.
Once the line starts to
speed off the reel indicating a
strike flip the bail back over
and begin quickly reeling in
until your line becomes tight
and set the hook,
Let's not forget our toothy
friends; shark fishing is in full
swing right now. From the
backwater to the beach a vari-
ety of sharks can be targeted.
Use plenty of chum and fresh
cut mackerel, ladyfish or
jacks for bait.
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location in Clearwater.
Houck will be assisting the
investment executives and
other retail support personnel
in matters pertaining to the
selling of disability insurance,
long term care insurance, and
life insurance, as well as other
wealth transfer products. He
comes to Fifth Third from
Sagemark Consulting, located
in St. Petersburg, where he
was a financial adviser. Origi-
nally from Columbus Ohio,
Brent graduated from Ohio
State University with a bache-
lor's degree in business ad-
Houck is a member of the
Palm Harbor United
Methodist Church and also is
part of the Royal Racquet
Club. He resides in Palm Har-
bor with his wife and three
Ranieri returns to
DUNEDIN Karen Ranieri
recently re-joined First Bank
as a vice president and
branch manager in the bank's
Ranieri previously served at
First Bank as a customer ser-
vice manager before returning
to the bank this spring. She
has more than 33 years of
banking experience. Ranieri is
involved with the West Pasco
Chamber of Commerce and
the Women Helping Women
Network Group. She lives in
Space Walk opens
new rental branch
PINELLAS PARK- Space
Walk, America's leading
provider of inflatable fun, re-
cently opened a new rental lo-
cation, Space Walk of Pinellas
Space Walk is the inventor
of the inflatable bouncer and
has been in the inflatable
rental business for over 40
years. The company is li-
censed and insured and has a
large selection of inflatables,
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concession machines and fun
products. Each of their local
representatives has complet-
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training course at the corpo-
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and is a certified inflatable
Space Walk of Pinellas
rents inflatables and other
items for home parties and
also provides "fun" for church
and school fairs, commercial
events, grand openings and
Ryan Brown is the Pinellas
Space Walk representative.
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Health care group
ST. PETERSBURG Uni-
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Kant joins Universal after
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Salon West to
LARGO Salon West will
be donating all haircut clip-
pings to help with the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill cleanup ef-
As it turns out, hair is ex-
tremely absorbent for oil.
Each pound of recycled hair
will be made into a hair mat,
which will be able to soak up
a quart of oil and can be
reused 100 times.
When scheduling an ap-
pointment for a haircut at
Salon West, keep in mind
that hair clippings will be re-
cycled for a wonderful cause.
Salon West also is accept-
ing nylon donations at each
location to help with the oil
spill. Unwanted nylon stock-
ings, socks or other nylon
clothes items may be donat-
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Tiny Treasure Preschool, 12240 Seminole Blvd., Largo,
celebrates its grand opening with a Largo/Mid-Pinellas
Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Attendees of the
ceremony included, from left, Bernie Kline of Whitney Bank,
Mary Adams, school director; and her husband and co-
owner Jamal; Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard; Laurie Bunce of
Centratel Services; and Melody Hunter, Realtor.
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Leader, May 20, 2010 Military 23
Largo airman takes on hackers
By STAFF SGT. JESSICA SWITZER
LARGO Every day, military computer systems and net-
works are attacked millions of times by hackers, malicious pro-
grams and other enemies.
The daughter of a Largo couple is helping fend off those at-
tacks with one of the Air Force's newest units.
Airman 1st Class Kristen Rivers, daughter of Steven and
Kathleen Rivers of Largo, is a knowledge operations manager
with the 688th Information Operations Wing at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas, a part of the 24th Air Force. The 24th Air
Force opened its doors last August, making it the newest num-
bered Air Force and the first unit designated for the sole pur-
pose of cyberspace operations.
"I work in the training and deployment office and help people
get everything they need for a smooth deployment, such as
gear, weapons and training needed," said Rivers, a 2008 gradu-
ate of Dunedin High School.
Airmen assigned to the new organization are responsible for
monitoring all of the threats the Air Force computer system
faces every day. Rivers and her fellow airmen protect those sys-
tems from attack by analyzing the threats, creating tools to
counter them, and making sure all the network users get the
tools and use them, preventing further infection.
"Without this office people would not have everything they
need to help them be ready to properly handle their deploy-
ment," said Rivers.
Airmen work 24 hours a day to keep up with the ever-
changing threats and keep the networks up and running, espe-
cially for the service members downrange who need those
networks to communicate with each other. It's all a part of
making sure they maintain the information advantage needed
to conduct military operations around the world.
"I'm a people person and I love being able to interact with
them on a daily basis," said Rivers.
Rivers and her fellow airmen are prepared to face and over-
come any challenge cyberspace can throw at them. She knows
that what they do is helping accomplish missions around the
world and keeping her fellow service members, and critical in-
formation, safe from an attack.
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LARGO Marine Corps Pvt. Justin Giroux recently completed
12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S. C.
Giroux is the grandson of Paul and Margurite Giroux of Largo.
LARGO Air Force Airman Jeremy Coley recently graduated
from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Coley is the son of Rae Freyer of Largo and a 2009 graduate
of Osceola High School.
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LARGO Army Sgt. Russell J. Klemm recently arrived for
duty at Fort Riley, Kan.
Klemm is the son of Russell Klemm of Largo, and Lorann
Barnett of Boca Raton. He is a gun section chief assigned to
the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. He has served in the mili-
tary for five years.
LARGO Air Force Airman Lewius Hoang recently graduated
from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Hoang is the brother of Brenda Lieur of Largo and a 2008
graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, St. Petersburg.
Chris A. Martz
LARGO Navy Seaman Apprentice Chris A. Martz recently
completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
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Martz ofTrevor, Wis.
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24 Health & fitness
Mederi Caretenders coaches
seniors on avoiding falls
LARGO Home healthcare leaders Mederi
Caretenders gave the keynote speech on
keeping seniors safe from falling at the Vol-
unteer Corps Advisory Board volunteer ap-
preciation luncheon Tuesday, May 11.
Hosted by the Largo Community Center,
the luncheon thanked more than 50 mem-
bers of the Volunteer Action Corps, repre-
senting volunteers from several member
Statistics show that falling often results in
a broken hip or knee, robbing people of their
Also on the VCAB appreciation luncheon
agenda was a special shout-out to Betty
Lange and Ellen Jensen, who volunteered for
more than 800 hours in the last year.
Leader, May 20, 2010
For information on volunteering in Largo,
Area businessman donates $2.5
million to All Children's
ST. PETERSBURG Patients at All Chil-
dren's Hospital will enjoy the healing benefits
of music and expanded entertainment options
thanks to the generosity of a St. Petersburg
entrepreneur and music executive.
Bill Edwards, founder of Bill Edwards Pre-
sents Inc., Big 3 Entertainment and chair-
man/CEO of Mortgage Investors Corp., is
donating $2.5 million to All Children's Hospi-
The funds will be used to endow the hospi-
tal's music therapy program and to expand
programming and access to the GetWellNet-
work patient education and information sys-
A portion of Edwards' gift will help All Chil-
dren's to expand services provided through the
This innovative system uses patients' bed-
side televisions to entertain, educate and em-
power kids, parents and caregivers to be more
actively engaged in their care.
All Children's was one of the first hospitals
in the nation to utilize a pediatric version
called GetWell Town.
Clearwater HomeGoods raises
funds for cancer
CLEARWATER- Beginning on May 13 and
continuing through June 5, Clearwater area
HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportu-
nity to support cancer care and research
while shopping at the off-price home fashions
More than 180 HomeGoods stores nation-
wide will be participating in the 10th annual
Help Families Fight Cancer campaign benefit-
ing the Jimmy Fund, which supports the life-
saving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute in Boston.
Customers who would like to support the
cause can purchase pin-up cards for $1 each
with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting
cutting-edge cancer research and care at
world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Insti-
This support helps raise the chances of
survival for children and adults with cancer
around the world.
Customers can personalize the pin-ups
with their name or message, and the cards
are prominently displayed in the stores.
AIDS Partnership Inc.,
meets for a free fellowship
dinner on third Wednesdays,
6:30 p.m., at Brockus Hall,
Good Samaritan Church,
6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas
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Adult Children of Alco-
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Families meets Mondays,
7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 6
p.m., at St. Paul United
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Al-Anon meets Mondays, 8
p.m., at the Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 455 Mis
souri Ave. Al-Anon, which
helps the family and friends
of problem drinkers, meets in
Largo. Call 548-6811.
Group meets fourth Fridays,
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Arden
Courts of Seminole, 9300
137th St. N. Call 517-7800.
Group meets first Wednes
days, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at
Dunedin Recreation's Dr.
William E. Hale Senior Activi
ty Center, 330 Douglas Ave.
Group meets Wednesdays,
10 to 11 a.m., in the execu
tive board room on the sec
ond floor of the "A" building
at The Fountains at Boca
Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena
Ave. S. Call Florence Nicely
Group meets last Thursdays,
6 p.m., at Barrington Terrace
Assisted Living Residence,
333 16th Ave. S.E., Largo.
and Parkinson's Support
Group meets Tuesdays, 9:30
to 11 a.m., at First Church of
the Nazarene, 6565 78th
Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Call
Ruth Pfeiffer at 391-5168.
Association of Late-Deaf-
ened Adults meets third Sat
urdays, 3 to 5 p.m., at the
Safety Harbor Library, 101
Second St., Safety Harbor.
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Stroke Support Group
meets fourth Wednesdays, 3
p.m., at Bayfront Medical
Center's Sheen Conference
Center, 701 Sixth St. S., St.
Petersburg. Call 893-6765.
Breast Cancer Support
Group meets third Thurs
days, noon to 1 p.m., at
American Cancer Society,
4801 86th Ave. N., Pinellas
Park. Call 543-0702 or e
CHADD: Children and
Adults with Attention-
order meets first Tuesdays,
7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center, 10000
Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20,
in the medical auditorium.
Call 572-8082 or visit
Diabetes Type 1 Support
Group meets fourth Wednes
days, 6:30 p.m., at Dunedin
Public Library, Room B, 223
Douglas Ave., Dunedin; and
first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
Seminole United Methodist
Church, 5400 Seminole
Blvd. Call 391-9590.
Emotions Anonymous, a
self-help group, meets Sat
urdays, 7 p.m., at Aldersgate
United Methodist Church,
9530 Starkey Road, Semi
nole. Call Bill at 320-9738.
Family Support Group,
for people with loved ones
who suffer from memory
loss, meets fourth Wednes
days, 6:30 p.m., at Freedom
Inn at Bay Pines, 9797 Bay
Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg.
Group, meets the first Sat
We Can See You
urday of the month, 1 p.m.,
at Stacy's Buffet, 1451 Mis
souri Ave., Clearwater. Call
Friends with Fibromyal-
gia Chronic Fatigue Sup-
port Group meets third
Saturday, 11 a.m., at Semi
nole Community Library,
9200 113th St. N. Call 559
H.E.A.L. of Tampa Bay, a
national support group for
people whose health has
been impacted by the envi
ronment, meets second Fri
days, September through
May, in St. Petersburg. For
times and locations, call
Betty at 726-0423.
Headache Support Group
of Pinellas County meets to
share information about
causes and treatment on
fourth Thursdays, 7 to 8
p.m., in Conference Room A,
Carillon Outpatient Center,
900 Carillon Parkway. Spon
scored by St. Petersburg Neu
rology Clinic and St.
Petersburg Headache Insti
tute at St. Anthony's Health
Care. Call 825-1250.
Hearing Loss Association
of America, Clearwater
Chapter, meets first Tues
days, 3 p.m., in the Wellness
Center building, Morton
Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas
St., Clearwater. Call Barbara
Emmons at 799-0398 or e
Lupus Support Group
meets third Saturdays, 1
p.m., in the community
room of Panera Bread in the
Bardmoor Shopping Center,
corner of Starkey Road and
Bryan Dairy, Largo. Meet
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Membership is not required
to attend. Call 447-7075.
Multiple Sclerosis Giggle
Group meets periodically for
caring and sharing. Call
NarAnon meets Wednes
days, 7 p.m., in room 102 at
St. Paul's Methodist
Church, 1199 Highland
Ave., Largo; Wednesdays, 8
p.m., at St. Mark's
Methodist Church, 6801
38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg;
and Mondays, 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday, 8 p.m., in the
first shelter left of the rec
building at Gulfport Beach,
at the end of 58th St. S. Call
Clearwater's "You Can Do It"
group, meets Sundays,
noon, in The Board Room on
the first floor at Morton
Plant Hospital. The only re
quirement for membership
is a desire to stop using
nicotine; or, having been a
smoker, to encourage and
give support to those who
are still struggling with nico
tine addiction. E mail peli
Clearwater, meets sec
ond Thursdays, except the
months of June, July and
August, 1:30 p.m., at the
Clearwater East Library,
2251 Drew St., Room A. Call
712-8740 or 461-7527.
Barrington, meets fourth
Monday, 1 p.m., at Bar
rington Senior Living, 901
Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call
687-8423 or 391-8214.
Suncoast, meets second
and fourth Mondays at St.
Luke's United Methodist
Church, 4444 Fifth Ave. N.,
Pinellas County Arthri-
tis Support Group meets
fourth Tuesdays, noon, in
the Cypress Palms Auditori
um, 400 Lake Ave. N.E.,
Largo. A light lunch will be
served free of charge. For di
reactions and to R.S.V.P., call
Quit Smoking Support
Group meets Wednesdays,
6:15 p.m., at First Baptist
Church of Indian Rocks, in
the Education Building, on
the second floor, in room 2
262. There is a small cost
for materials. Call 593
Recovery Alliance, a
nonprofit self-help organize
tion, hosts open recovery on
Sunday, 7 p.m., at Trinity
Lutheran Church, 401 Fifth
St. N., St. Petersburg. The
group offers free by the
book recovery based on the
Alcoholics Anonymous 12
step program. The group
helps many types of addic
tions. Call 384 5048.
Recovery Inc., a support
group for anxiety and de
pression, meets Thursdays,
7:30 p.m., at Grace Luther
an Church, 1812 N. High
land Ave., Clearwater. Call
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CLEARWATER A prayer seminar will be presented May 28-29
at Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road.
The theme of the seminar will be 'The God Who Hears." This ex-
pansive subject will offer "a realistic look at how God answers our
prayers in diverse ways."
Claudette Aleman, associate pastor of the Tampa First Seventh-
day Adventist Church, will serve as speaker Friday, May 28, 7 p.m.
The seminar will resume Saturday, May 29, 10:45 a.m. Pastor
Steve Adessa of the Clearwater church will discuss persevering in
prayer. Adessa will be followed by Beverly Grundset, doctor of podi-
atric medicine and a professor of anatomy and physiology at St. Pe-
tersburg College. She will share a story of a modern day miracle.
The seminar will conclude with a "prayer walking demonstra-
Calendar of events
Silver and Gold Friends Network meets daily, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. N.W. For
adults and seniors in need of a friend or new to the area, the
network offers an introduction to the center's programs. Call
Eileen at 518-3131.
Single Seniors meets the second Monday of the month,
1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St.
N. Call 515-4111, 392-2438 or 736-4623.
Singles Dance by DJ Mike is offered Sundays, 6 to 11
p.m., at the Tampa Bay Conference Center, 6152 126th Ave.
N., Largo. Cost is $6. Call 459-2076.
Singles Group, with the Fun With God Group, meets
fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Bible Fellowship Church,
4670 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Refreshments provided.
Society for Creative Anachronism, Barony of Marcaster,
meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Largo Pub
lic Library, 120 Central Park Drive. E mail Earl Thomas the
Incomplete at email@example.com.
Society for Creative Anachronism meets Saturdays,
noon, at Largo Central Park Drive. E mail Earl Thomas the
Incomplete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of Mayflower Descendants William Bradford
Colony meets first Saturdays, November, January, March
and May, 11:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Cen
tral Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Laura Brock at 823-9258.
Society of Young Magicians meets first Saturdays, 10
a.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Victory Church of the
Nazarene, 4401 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. Call Dick
Laneau at 345-4323 or e mail email@example.com.
Sojourn Bear, an all volunteer organization, distributes
handmade teddy bears to cancer patients of all ages. Call
Jan at 481-9782.
Sons of Norway, Suncoast Lodge 562, has events for
everyone. Noon banquet, Banquet Masters, John Barr, 367
4264; Kids Klubb, Nancy Kaufman, 397-1352; social meet
ing with entertainment, or rowing the Viking longboat, Carol
Anderson, 461-7746; singles and membership, Chris Taylor,
517-3148; bowling, Helen Skodje, 446-7446; tennis, Sandy
Inman, 391-2333; golf, Phil Nelsen, 461-7746; sitting' and
talking Jenny Lind, 397-7768.
Holiday Isles meets meets second Fridays, 11 a.m., at
Grouper's Seafood Grill, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.
Largo Mid-Pinellas meets first Thursdays, 6 to 6:30 p.m.,
networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., meeting; in the rehab center,
Palm Garden of Pinellas, 200 16th Ave. S.E., Largo. Call
Upper Pinellas meets fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
at Radisson Hotel Clearwater Central, 20967 U.S. 19 N. E
Square Dance Mainstream meets Thursdays, 7:30 to
9:45 p.m., at the Pinellas Senior Citizen Center, 7625 59th
St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 813-886-5981.
Starlight Quilters meet first and fourth Tuesdays, 7:45
p.m., at the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N.,
Stonewall Jackson Camp 1381 SCV meets fourth Satur
days, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri
Ave. N., Largo. Call Adjutant Bailey at 526-1594.
Sunshine City Council meets fourth Mondays, September
to May, 7:30 p.m., at Dixie Hollins High School, ROTC Room,
4940 62nd St. N., St. Petersburg. There is meeting in De
member. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
Suddenly Single of St. Petersburg meets first Fridays,
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
Salsochoose 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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Christian Fellowship Church of Largo
LARGO There will be a Maybeny Night and fried chicken dinner
Friday, May 28, 6 p.m., at Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, 900
Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from
'The Andy Griffith Show." Cost is donation only, with proceeds going
toward renovations to the "little ole' country church" on Starkey Road.
Call 581-1742 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
SEMINOLE Emotions Anonymous meets Saturdays, 7
7:15 to 9:30 p.m., at College Harbor, 4600 54th Ave. S. This
is a series of life-enrichment programs for adults and cou
ples. All programs are followed by a social hour. Music, bev
erage and dessert provided. Admission is free. Call Terry
Collier at 345-0148.
Suncoast Accordian Club of St. Petersburg meets the
first Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the Elks Club, 2675 66th St. N., St.
Petersburg, dinner is served. For reservations, call Bill Car
rozza, 363-0848. Those attending should bring their accor
dian and be ready to play.
Suncoast Avian Society meets third Sundays, 2 p.m., at
Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail, Clearwater. Guest
speaker or educational items. Call Tina Carter 669-8961 or
Mari Howard 726-6864, or visit www.suncoastaviansociety.
Suncoast Bonsai Society meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m.,
at Millie Clark Senior Center Annex, 5800 77th Ave. N.,
Pinellas Park. Beginners are welcome. Call Mick at 323
8196, or visit www.inertia.org/bonsai.
Suncoast Camera Club meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at
the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, for a program;
and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101
Second St., for evaluation. Visit suncoastcameraclub.org.
Suncoast Conchologist Shell Club meets first Tuesdays
(no meetings December, June, July, August), at 7:30 p.m., at
the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clear
water. Call 796-4117.
Suncoast Corvette Association meets first Wednesdays,
7:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland
Ave. E mail email@example.com.
Suncoast Chapter Embroiders Guild of America meets
third Fridays, 10 a.m., at Union Street Methodist Church,
1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call 584-6632.
Suncoast Scandinavian Club meets first Fridays, noon,
from October through May, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Blvd., Pinellas Park. For reservations, call 584-2343.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary offers free guided tours of
the sanctuary Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Learn the
history of our Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary; tour the aviaries
and the educational center. The sanctuary is at 18328 Gulf
Blvd., Indian Shores. Call 391 6211.
Suncoast Sierra Club meets third Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.,
at Mocassin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.
Suncoast Singers' Show Chorus rehearses show tunes
and popular music on Tuesdays, August through April, 7
to 9:30 p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church in the sanctu
ary, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole. Interested singers,
dancers and support volunteers in all age groups are wel
come. The chorus performs three times a year at three
venues. Call 399-0599.
Suncoast Swedish Veterans Chorus meets for re
hearsals from October through April at singers' homes. The
women's auxiliary plays cards while the men rehearse. Re
hearsals are followed by dining at various area restaurants.
Sunsation Show Chorus meets August through April,
Tuesday, 6:45 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church,
Heirs of Promise ChurchS
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p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey
All are welcome; no one is turned away. The group serves
those searching for emotional wellness and a sense of being.
Church of the Good Shepherd
DUNEDIN There will be a Memorial Day service on Mon-
day, May 31, 11 a.m., at Church of the Good Shepherd, 639
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.
403 First Ave. S.W., Largo. Good choral singers are wel
come to join any time. Call Mary Ann at 393-4471, e-mail
Sunshine City Council meets fourth Mondays, Septem-
ber to May, 7:30 p.m., at Dixie Hollins High School, ROTC
Room, 4940 62nd St. N., St. Petersburg. There is meeting
in December. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
Sunset Drum Circle meets Sundays, one hour before
sunset on the Treasure Island beach at 104th Avenue. The
session is informal, using mostly African hand drums. Any
other musical instruments are welcome. Extra drums,
maracas, etc. are available. Call 321-3710, e mail bkeis
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tidrums.tripod.com.
Sunshine Fins Dive Club meets first Tuesdays, 7:30 to
8:30 p.m., at Cove Cay Condominiums, 2620 Cove Cay,
Clearwater. Call 934-8572.
Sweet Adelines Gulf to Bay Chorus meets Tuesdays, 7
p.m., at the First Christian Church of Largo, 1645 Semi
nole Blvd. Open rehearsals for new members. Call 725
Swiss Club meets second Saturday of the month, 11:45
a.m., at Stacey's, 1451 Missouri Ave. N., in Midway Shop
ping Center, Largo. Call 344 1944 or 367-3009.
Talent Night meets second Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at Bible
Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Re
freshments provided by the Fun With God Ministry. Call
Tampa Bay Chief Petty Officers' Association meets
second Mondays, 7 p.m., at Surfs Edge Enlisted Club,
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. Call 804-5227 or e mail
Tampa Bay Computer Society meets third Tuesdays,
6:45 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park
Drive. Call 443 4433 or visit www.tampa-bay.org.
Tampa Bay Grady White Club meets second Wednes
days. New members welcome. Call Capt. Ralph Wolf, presi
dent, at 531 6324 or visit tampabaygradywhiteclub.com.
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May 20, 2010
December 22 January 19
Really, Capricorn. You've
held back for far too long. The
world is yours to conquer. A
change in routine dramatical-
ly lightens the atmosphere at
January 20 February 18
Level-headedness is re-
quired this week, Aquarius.
Approach situations calmly
and think through your deci-
sions carefully. Your family is
counting on you.
February 19 March 20
Your love life hits a rough
patch, but all is not lost. You
will work through it, Pisces. A
home improvement project is
easy to do with the right tools.
March 21 April 19
Want to make someone's
day, Aries? Do the unexpect-
ed. Romance sizzles at home,
and relationships deepen. An
e-mail uncovers a secret.
April 20 May 20
Follow your brain, not your
heart, and do what's best for
you. It won't be easy, but it
must be done, Taurus. A
book inspires you to break a
May 21 June 21
Now is not the time for a
career move. Hang in there,
Gemini, and keep your nose
to the grindstone. Travel
plans get under way. Prepare
to have a good time.
June 22 July 22
Few things in life are free.
Keep that in mind, Cancer, as
you look through a proposal.
Know the risks involved be-
fore you sign on the dotted
July 23 August 22
Pay attention, Leo. Not
everyone has your best inter-
est at heart. A meeting brings
up some recurring issues.
Work to resolve them once
and for all.
August 23 September 22
Got your heart set on
something? Go for it, Virgo.
Don't let the doubts of others
get in your way. A furry friend
brings happiness to your
September 23 October 22
You've got a hunch. Don't
act on it, Libra, unless you
know for certain it will pan
out. A tickle of the ivories re-
minds you of an important
event coming up.
October 23 November 21
Patience has never been
one of your strong points,
Scorpio, but now is not the
time to leap into something
new. You must wait until the
right opportunity presents it-
November 22 -December 21
Uh-uh-uh, Sagittarius. A
family feud has dragged on
long enough. Swallow your
pride and restore harmony to
your home. An old friend rolls
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SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS.
2BR/2BA, corner condo, back
porch, updated, furn. $1,000
Carpet Allowance. Motivated
Owner. Reduced To $43,900.
Lealman Area Home
4550 49th Ave. N.
2BR/2BA, new walk & drive-
way, updated interior, large
kitchen, private backyard.
Short Sale! $79,000.
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LARGO CONDO BY OWNER,
3BR/2BA/1CG, eat-in kitchen,
open floor plan, inside laundry,
lanai w/rollaway hurricane
shutters +open deck overlook-
ing pond w/golf course views.
Close to Largo Mall, library,
beaches, $160,000 or best
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.
ST. PETE BEACH: 1 BLOCK
To Upham. 2BR/1BA, Ground
Floor. Quiet, Corner Condo.
$119K. Janet Elwood,
Prudential Tropical Realty.
1BR/1BA, 900 SF Condo.
Totally Upgraded In 2009.
Wow Only, $149,900!!!!!!
Owner Financing @5.9%
w/10% Down. (727)799-3737.
SAND KEY: HARBORAGE 1.
1,530sf, 2BR/2BA, beautiful
views of Gulf and Bay, hard-
wood floors, upgrades, wine
cooler, deep water
boat slip w/jet-ski lift.
SunStar Real Estate, Rosalyn
3 BEDROOM GULF FRONT
1,650 sq. ft., under-building
parking, furnished, $664,900
1 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
additional screened bonus
room, furnished, $350,000
Beach Place One Real Estate
BAY PINES VA
Walk to Hospital. Large 1BR,
completely remodeled, W/D,
active 55+, minutes to
beaches/ shopping, $64,500.
Owner, (727) 896-1959,
BAY PINES, 1BR/1BA, 55+.
2nd Floor, Florida Room, All
Appliances Including W/D.
Pool. Close To Beach.
Walk To Indian Rocks Beach.
2BR/2BA/1CG, 1,600 SF,
Fireplace, Pool, Deck, W/D,
Children & Pets Welcome.
Colonial Isles, 2BR/2BA, 1st
Floor, Quiet Lakefront Setting,
New Appliances, Covered
Parking, W/D, Pool. 55+, No
Pets. $68,500. (727)461-9152.
FIVE TOWNS- 55+
2BR/2BA, 1,050 SF, Totally
2BR/1BA, 1,050 SF, $55,900
2BR/2BA, 1,730 SF, $129,000
2BR/2BA, 1,135 SF, $55,900
660 SF, $40,000.
1BR/1BA, Renovated, $49,000
1BR/1BA, 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/ CLEARWATER (4)
Priced $59,000 to $139,000.
Two golf course communities.
All easy access to
airports and beaches.
Call "The Rossi Twins:'
Century 21 Coast to Coast.
LARGO: 55+, 1BR/1.5BA,
1st Floor, Pool, Cvd. Parking,
New Paint & Carpet.
Low Maintenance Fee,
Petless. Asking $61,000.
LONG BAYOU, GATED, 55+
community, 2nd floor,
1BR/1BA, 790sf, upgraded
kitchen/ bath, covered parking.
OWNER FINANCING. $1,900
down +$258/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.
3BR/2BA/2CG, corner unit,
upgrades, community pool,
$265,000. Possible Lease
to Own or Trade. SunStar
Real Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
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: 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
LARGO: REGAL MHP, 55+,
2BR/2BA, W/D, pool, club-
house, $16,000. Will possibly
Regency Heights MHP, Clrw.
OPEN HOUSE #223
Beautiful 1BR/1BA, $3,999.
RESIDENT OWNED, LARGO,
55+. 1998, w/vaulted ceilings.
Beautifully furnished. Inside
utility room. $99K. $270/mo.
maintenance. Trish Bickell,
Charles Rutenberg Realty,
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.
WE BUY HOUSES
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
tion Sale! May 22nd. Direct
Ocean Access with free Boat
Slips. Now $34,900 (adjoining
20 ACRE RANCHES NEAR
growing El Paso, TX, only
$12,900. $0 down, $99/mo.
checks, money-back guaran-
tee. Free map/pictures.
(800)755-8953. or visit
mountain lots. Breathtaking
views, river access. Ideal for
fishing, hunting, ATV/horse-
back riding. Near Dale Hollow
Lake. Utilities. Owner financ-
49 acres, $1,325/ac. Gently
rolling, planted pine, some
hardwood, great hunting. Near
Flint River. St. Regis Paper
Co. (478)987-9700 or visit
GEORGIA LAND & HOME-
sites. Beautiful country subdi-
vision just off U.S. 1. Great in-
vestment! MHs 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
$1,325/ac. Gently rolling,
abundant wildlife, mature pine,
near Flint River. St. Regis
Paper Co. (478)987-9700.
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 acres, spectacular
views, house pad,
paved road. High altitude.
secluded. Bryson City.
$45K. Owner financing.
NEW LOG HOME AT THE
lake. 3.6 acres, $74,900 w/free
boat slips. Gorgeous,
ready-to-finish 1,200SF log
home and beautifully wooded
3.6 acre lake view homesite
w/free boat slips on private
recreational lake in TN. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call TNLand/Lakes,
LLC. (888)792-5253 x3482.
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
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.
Five acres, beautiful building
site with woods atop the Cum-
berland Plateau. Hunt, fish.
Only 30 mins. from Monterey.
Reduced to $14,900. Owner fi-
GARDEN SANCTUARY (2)
Block 18, Space 1&2. Suitable
For Cremains. $1,995 OBO.
Call Frank, (727)392-3430.
TENANT NOT PAYING?
For Fast, Reasonable Eviction
Service, Call Attorney Karen
S. Keaton at (727)822-2200.
LARGO: 2BR/1BA HOUSE,
pool available, $685/mo. OR
1BR/1BA apt., $650/mo., in-
cludes utilities. Call Joe,
Park, $175/Wk. $200 Deposit.
Everything Included. Cable,
Internet. Walk To Shopping,
FREE FORECLOSURE LIST-
ings! Over 400,000 properties
nationwide. Low down pay-
ment. Call (800)498-8619.
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,
Polished Terrazo Floors,
Fenced Yard. $1,050/Mo.
515 Yelvington Rd. 2BR/1BA,
Large Yard. Inside W/D,
Fireplace. $750/Month +1st,
Last, Security. (727)586-6086.
Hardwood Floors, Formal
Dining, Pantry, C/H/A, Shed.
$1,100/Month, $500 Security.
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: 3BR/1BA, NEWER
Condition, W/D, C/H/A, tile,
fenced, large deck, carport.
* 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
NORTH REDIHGTOH BEACH
* 2/2.5/2 Townhome, Granite, Beach, Pets OK ....... $1,250
TOTAL REALTY SERVICES, INC.
R BDarren Sudnick, Realtor
T' ,SO 13030 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708 E RA:
(727) 393-2534 1-800-950-2534 www.trsinc.com
Call Early to Place
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Non-Evacuation Zone Sales & Rentals
CONDO CO-OP SALES
1BR/1BA, 608 sq. ft. Non 55+ Bldg. Near pool, 1st floor,
Updated, new A/C. Furnished! $31,500
2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft. 55+ Corner unit, 2nd floor,
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft. 55+, 3rd floor. New carpet.
New on Market! $29,900
1BR/1BA, 2nd floor, 704 sq. ft. water view, yr. rental, $520/mo.
Massage Therapy Suite, Turnkey, excellent rent &
location in Professional/ Medical Center.
Sales & Rental Office On Site
Ridge Seminole Management Corp. Lynn Evans, Realtor
28 Classifieds Leader, May 20, 2010
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
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1 BA. 55+.
Minimum 3 Months. Available
Now. Gated Community.
Seminole. Close To Beaches.
Gated, 55+. 1BR/1BA, 3rd
floor, elevator. Nice View From
Sunroom. Pool, Clubhouse,
Activities. Petless. Nonsmok-
ing. Annual, $650/Mo. $500
2BR/2BA, Seasonal or Annual.
Price Negotiable. Pool, Club-
house, Walk To Mall.
Island Inn efficiency, right on
beach, 5th floor, Intracoastal
view, petless, $850/month.
A 2BR/2BA +LOFT, 1,600SF,
carport, tennis courts, gated.
Basic cable, W/S, pest control
included. Close to beach.
2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, elevator,
in-unit laundry. Includes ap-
pliances, cable, water. Pool,
hot tub, covered parking.
Modern Gated Community.
Pool, Tennis, Exercise Room.
5 Minutes From Beach,
CLEARWATER, 55+. Lovely,
Spacious 2BR/1BA, Florida
Room, 1,100 SF, W/D.
$535/Mo. Security & Refer-
Isles, 2BR/2BA, 1st Floor,
Quiet Lakefront Setting. 55+,
Petless. $750/Month, +First/
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
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.
LAKEVIEW OF LARGO,
2BR/1.5BA, Ground Floor,
New Carpet, Fresh Paint, New
Kitchen Appliances, 55+ Com-
munity. $800/Mo. Shipwatch
Realty, Inc. (727)596-6508
LARGO, 2BR/1BA, 1ST FLR,
Renovated. Close To Beach.
Great Location, Features. No
SEMINOLE LONG BAYOU,
Renovated Modern Condo.
2BR/1BA, 1,200sf, 2nd Floor.
55+. Gated community.
Many amenities. $875/mo.
$300 OFF 1ST MONTH!!!
Largo, 1BR, Gated Comm.
Pool, Jacuzzi. Minutes To
Beach. $600/Mo. Petless.
Florida's Best Accommodations.
SEMINOLE GARDEN APTS.
55+, Newly Remodeled
1BR/1BA, Screened Balcony,
All Amenities. Petless,
SHIPWATCH, 2BR/2BA, 1ST
Floor. Walk To Beach. Many
Amenities. Cable, W/D.
VILLA MILAN, SEMINOLE.
WATER'S EDGE: 55+
Oakhurst Rd. Large, 1BR/1BA.
Pool, Jacuzzi, Carport. Some
Furniture, Cable. $630/Month.
DOWNTOWN CLWTR, 2BR.
W/S/G Included. Section 8
OK. Close To Beach.
$650/Month +$350 Security.
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, 2BR/1 BA,
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.
2BR/2BA, Corner, Clean,
Quiet, Updated. Cat OK.
$750/Month, Incl. W/S/G &
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated.
Includes W/D. Across from
police, rec center. Starting:
Completely Remodeled. W/D
Hook-up, Dishwasher, Fenced
Yard. 3066 Englewood
Drive Largo, FL 33771.
$850 MovesYou In!
$395/Mo., 622 Woodlawn St.
Largo Efficiency, $110/Wk.
Dunedin, Room $75/Weekly.
Call (727)586-2412 Or Click
nonsmoker, CH/A, W/D and
W/S/G included, efficient
windows, clean, quiet, cat OK,
2nd floor, $560/month
Unfurnished 1BR. Close To
Bus Terminal. Call Bob,
$450/Mo.& 1BR, $500/Mo.,
Includes Water. Renovated.
Nice Neighborhood. Petless.
175 Unur. Ats
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
1BR/1BA, QUIET, SHADY.
Walk to Shopping. Largo
Garden Apartments, 817 2nd
Avenue N.W, Largo.
LARGO, EAST BAY & US 19
Nice Place To Live. Clean,
Quiet, 1BR/1BA, 2nd Floor
Walk-up. $595/Mo. NO PETS.
Clearwater, 1 BR/1 BA, W/D,
clean. Rebate available for
long term. SunStar Real
Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
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!
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.
LARGO: 12015 117TH ST.,
Large Studio, Full Kitchen,
Walk-in Closet, $595/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.
Sand Key Ultimar II. Furnished
1-2BR/2BA, extra Murphy bed,
Pool, Sauna, (813)245-7877,
South Clearwater Beach.
Furnished & Unfurnished,
large 2BR/2BA condo, Beach
side, pool, carport. Annual.
SunStar Real Estate, Rosalyn
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
175 Unur. Ats
2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA. Nice.
Furnished. Petless. Now Avail.
Weekly/ Monthly. Reasonable
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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 S1,000
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
On Intracoastal, 12955 Pelican
Lane, 2BR, $695/mo. Annual,
JOHN'S PASS: STUDIO
2nd Floor, Electric & Water
Included, Partially Furnished.
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,
Cable. Walk to Beach, Shop-
ping, Library, Pier. $650/Mo.
Cash +Deposit, Annual.
MADEIRA BEACH: 1BR/1BA
Clean, Unfurnished Triplex.
$700/Month Plus $350
Security. Best Beach Rental.
***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.
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1BA,
I.R.B. All Ceramic. Ceiling
Fans, C/H/A. $850/Month
+Security. Petless. Credit
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.
BEACH CONDOS- Fantastic
views! Redington Shores.
2BR, 3BR. Furn/Unfurn.
Pool/Spa. Pets OK. From
CAPRI ISLAND: T.I.
2BR/2BA, Fabulous View Of
John's Pass, 2nd Floor, 55+,
No Smoking. (727)460-3125.
CAPRI ISLE: 2BR/2BA
Furnished Modern Condo.
On main channel to Gulf!
$1,250/mo., 3-mo. minimum.
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. New
decor. Two pools, two fishing
docks, 55+. $1,100/mo. annual
Condos for Lease.
Pappas Realty & Mgmt. Co.
Vangie Pappas (727)501-3268
MONTEREY AT LAKE
Seminole. Luxury 3BR/2BA,
2,150SF, Unfurnished, 3Year
Old Condo. Great Location,
Schools. Long Term,
NORTH REDINGTON BEACH
400 Bath Club Drive South.
3BR/3BA/2CG Home w/Deep
Water Dock. $2,900/Month.
Sheryl Arehart, Charles
Rutenberg RIty. (727)324-8583
ON SAND KEY Gulf Views.
2BR/2BA, Newly Remodeled.
Assigned Parking. Large Bal-
cony. $1,500/Mo. Annual.
w/great views of Clearwater
Call Donna or Denise Rossi
Century 21 Coast to Coast
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.
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 Lee,
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
CARIBBEAN ISLE: LARGO,
5 Star, 55+ Park. 2BR/2BA,
1,320 SF, $850/Mo. Includes
W/S/G & Maintenance.
LARGO: PALM HILL, 55+,
2BR/2BA, W/D, $750/Month
Includes: Cable, W/S/G. No
Smoking/ Pets. Annual
PALM HILL COUNTRY CLUB
55+, 2BR/2BA, Carport, Many
Activities, Pools, Spas, Golf,
Tennis, Clubhouses. From
$700/Mo. +1st, Last, Security.
Includes W/S/G. Annual
starting at $185/week.
No security, no credit check.
Free WiFi access. Pets okay.
Move in today!!
LARGO: FURNISHED EFFIC.
Convenient location. $540/mo.
+security. Includes utilities.
Annual lease. (727)581-2990.
fenced yard, near East Bay,
US 19, Tri-City Mall. Pets OK,
LARGO: 3BR/1BA, TILE
throughout. Large Fenced
Backyard. W/D Hook-up,
Small Pet OK. $750/Month.
Garage. Upscale area, private.
Near Lake & Mall. $940/mo.
WALK TO BEACH AND
Shopping. Before I.R.B.
Bridge. 2BR, Patio, W/D.
W/S/G Included. $800/Mo.
Pays Utilities. All House
Lady seeking gentleman
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C-7922. Call Bob,
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Leader, May 20, 2010 Professional Services 31
20 Years Of Quality, Honest,
Lowest Price & Guaranteed
Satisfaction. No Job Too
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Basic Labor Starting $10/hour.
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"LET GEORGE DO IT!"
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ing, Decks, Patios. Designer
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Serving Tampa Bay 20 Years.
Marble/ Granite/ Quartz
3160 46th Ave. N.,St. Pete
KITCHEN & BATHROOM
Quality Workmanship, Design,
Architect Plans, Showroom.
Insured. CBC1255512. Free
B.B.B Accredited Member.
New kitchen under $5,000,
includes 12 all-wood cabinets,
granite tops, SS sink and
installation. Visit our beautiful
showroom @4424 US 19 N.,
St. Pete or call (727)526-3240.
Sod, Palms, Mulch, Stone,
Planting, Decorative Patios/
Walks. Paver Maintenance.
& LAWN SERVICE
Sod, Tree Trimming,
Clean-Up. Free Estimates.
Fully Licensed, Insured.
se habla Espanol.
AV Property Maintenance
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Services. Prompt & Affordable.
BACKHOE- BOBCAT WORK
Landscaping, plant removal,
tree service, stump grinding,
We Dig Ditches!
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Design, Yours Or Mine!
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Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups,
Tree/Palm, Hedge Trimming,
Drought Tolerant Landscape
Design and Installation.
Rates. Excellent References.
com 25Yrs. (727)542-5485.
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Landscaping, Lawn Care,
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Sod Replacement, Palms.
Free Estimates. Lic/Ins.
A DEPENDABLE LAWN
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A LAWN SERVICE YOU
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Greater Image Landscape
Lic. & Insured
ABLE LAWN CARE
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Call Norm: (727)798-1026.
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Lawn Service With 36 Years
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Reliable, Well Established
Company. Competitive Rates.
Call (727)586-5617 Or Visit
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Mowing, Landscaping, Tree
Work & Yard Clean-up. Lic/
HENRY'S LAWN SERVICE
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Clean-Ups. Free Estimates.
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residential/ commercial lawn
care. 50% off first month.
RAE'S LAWN SERVICE
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Residential & Commercial.
Free Est. (727)365-1981.
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More. Your Affordable Small
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plete Lawn Care Specialist.
Trimworks Property Maint.
Complete Lawn & Tree Care,
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Clean-ups. Free Estimates.
Weirs' Full Service Lawn.
Some Proceeds Will Benefit
The Care Of Needy Children.
A-2-Z MOVING, INC.
24' Box Truck. Established
Pinellas, 1986. Local/ State-
wide. FL#IM660. Free Esti-
Homes, Offices, Condos.
Large or Small.
Local Mover. IM-1034.
Local, All Points Florida.
Pick-Up & Delivery, Donations
& Hauling. Lic. IM-754.
BURKE PAINTING CO.
Lic. #C-4641. When Quality &
Price Both Matter!
Int. /Ext. Painting &
Deck/ Paver Sealing.
We Want To Work For You!
(727)397-2284 Available 24/7.
A. BOYD FARMER. FAMILY
Business, 30+ Yrs. Residential
& Commercial. NO JOB TOO
SMALL! 2 Coats Paint, Power
Wash & Prep Work. Quality
Guaranteed. Senior Discounts.
A FULL SERVICE PAINTING
Company. Quality Workman-
ship, Competitive Rates, 30
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.
Service. Free Estimates.
SAME DAY SERVICE
Payless Painting Services
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See Pictures & Prices.
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1,600 Exterior SF for $1,050.
Wash, prep, seal & two coats
paint. Quality Guaranteed!
WANTED: 20 HOMES TO
showcase our Solar Products
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Call to see if your home quali-
fies. Call (877)292-3120
PATIO DOOR REPAIRS
Get sliding doors rolling again.
Special Offer $95.95 per panel
Call Ron at Ron's Windows.
ROB'S PEST CONTROL
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Serving Pinellas since 1979.
Call Now! (727)392-2847,
Rodents. Interior/ Exterior.
Rock & Roll Pest Control.
DOG & CAT Sitter/ Walker
Providing Dependable Serv-
ices For Your Pet. Reliable,
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Only. (727)596-CLIP (2547).
ALL REPAIRS, WALLS,
Ceilings, Water Damage, A/C
Holes, Plastering, Drywall
Repairs & Texturing. #C-5129.
ANDY'S STUCCO AND
Plastering. Small Plaster/
Stucco Jobs. Patch work.
Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free
FAUCETS TO WATER
Heaters. No Job Too Small.
Sewer And Drain Cleaning.
#RF0049545 Rick's Plumbing
James McDaniel Plumbing
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Water Heater Repair/ Replace.
Sewer & Drain Line Cleaning,
Faucet Repairs. Lic/Ins.
*Discount on drain cleaning
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No job too small.
GLEN MYERS PLUMBING
No job too small!!
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($20.00 OFF WITH THIS AD)
Call (727) 443-6318 or
Repairs & Irrigation.
Owner operated. Low Flat
Rates. Free estimates.
10% OFF W/AD!
Small Job Specialist.
CFC1427888. Call Charlie,
BLUE BAYOU POOL SVC.
Services as low as $60/mo.
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CARDINAL POOL CARE
Weekly Pool Service, Monthly
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Service & Quality Pool Care.
HARTLEY'S POOL SERVICE
Weekly service starting
@$42.50/month. 20 years'
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Work Guaranteed. Insured.
Cages-R-Us, JS & JR, Inc.
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Weekly Service Or
Chemical Check Only,
PINE NEEDLES STUCK
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(727)560-9132. ONLY $19.95.
POOL CARE WITH PRIDE
"The Name Says It All"
Personalized Service. Owner
A EXTREME PRESSURE
CLEANING! Lic/Ins. We Clean
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LOW PRICES! Free Esti-
Roof & Exterior Cleaning
KING'S PRESSURE Washing
& Handyman Services.
On Time All the Time!
20% OFF w/Ad!
LOWEST PRICES ON ALL
Phases of Remodeling And
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Scott Cook Roofing, Inc.
Owens Cornina Preferred Contractor. Certified Installer I
HENDRICK ROOFING, INC.
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For Your Free Estimate Call
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ated, European Craftsmanship.
Re-Roofs, New Roofs,
Repairs. All Roof Types.
Licensed & Insured.
New Roofs, Re-roofing, Flat
Roofs, Repairs. Serving
Pinellas County 30+ Years!
LOWEST ROOFING PRICES!
24-hour Emergency Repair &
ReRoof Specialist. Any type
of roof! #CCC056893
All Types Of Roofs & Repairs.
Contractor On Site. Free
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$99 & UP
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WEST COAST ROOFING &
Call Us For All Your
J&J RESCREENING LLC
Rescreen Your Pool/ Lanai
Today! SINCE 1993. FREE
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Construction, Pool Enclosures,
Install/ Repair Storm Shutters.
Family Owned. Angie's List.
WILL SOFFIT FOR FOOD!!
Over 31 Years Local Exp.
Soffit, Fascia, Beaded Vinyl
Exterior Ceilings. Small Jobs
Welcome. Master Trim, Inc.
#C6271 Call Bruce,
SWIM SPA: FIVE MODELS
to choose from, wholesale
pricing from $8,995. Hot tub
close-out, over 30 Vita Spas
from $1,395. Call
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mates. Residential/ Commer-
cial. #C-5918. Williams Pump
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Custom Design Floors And
Showers. 20 Yrs. Exp. C-5861
TREE SERVICES. Complete
Service + Stump Removal.
Firewood. Lic. /Ins. Senior
A SMALL JOB?
Freeze Damage. Tree Trim-
ming/ Removal, Palms, Land-
scaping, Hedges, Shrubs.
AMERI-PRIDE TREE SVC. &
Stump Grinding By Certified
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Call Today For FREE Estimate
BARLAS TREE SERVICE.
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Insured. Call (727)565-5810.
GREEN PLANET Tree Care
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for hurricane season!
ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST
Freeze Damage, Tree & Shrub
Evaluations. Soil Testing For
pH & Moisture. Trimming &
Removals. Phil Turner,
Lawn Maintenance, Landscape
& Design. Complete Property
Cleanups. Free Estimates.
LESS THAN HALF-PRICE!
Since 1978! Tree/ Stump
removal, trimming. Certified
Arborist. Free mulch, estimate.
Rinker Tree/ Crane Experts
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Palm Harbor (727)786-1771
ROY'S LAWN-SALAWN &
More. Now Offering Quality
Tree Service/ Lawn Deleafing
At Great Prices,
& Tree Removal By Payless.
Same Day Service.
Free Estimates, Lic/Ins.
TREE & STUMP REMOVAL
Licensed & Insured. Call Jim
At Central Pinellas Stump
Tree Svc. Removal, Trimming,
Stump Grinding, Firewood.
Fast Service, Reasonable.
Custom Upholstery Shop
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20 Yrs. Exp. Fast Turnaround,
Pick-Up & Delivery.
Brett Kennedy (727)322-3445
ALL WELLS, PUMPS,
Sprinkler Systems. Shallow
Well Experts! Quality Work.
Free Estimates. #C-5918.
Kellis Williams, (727)381-7132
Impact/ Non-Impact Windows.
Ask About Rebates.
Buy 4, Get 1 Free!
Repair Like New At A Fraction
Of Cost Of Replacement.
All Types. C-8408.
J.D. TAYLOR, INC. WINDOW
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Mention This Ad For 25% Off.
CALL AL NELSON
Automotive. 23 years exp.
Pets of the week
Leader, May 20, 2010
Molly is a 2-year-old boxer/beagle mix.
She is smart and energetic. Molly can be
a bit shy around men, so she would
prefer to be adopted by a female. Meet
Molly at the Friends of Strays Adoption
Center, 2911 47th Ave. in St. Petersburg.
Adoption fees include spay/neuter,
vaccines, microchip and county license.
Call 522-6566 or visit www.friends
Angel is a very cute 8-year-old retriever
mix with a long, soft coat. She has proven
to be a very sweet and affectionate girl
who adores human companionship.
Angel is house trained, walks wonderfully
on a leash and knows her basic
commands. She is said to be gentle with
children and enjoys meeting new dog
friends at dog parks. Adopt Angel at the
Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 S.R.
590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722.
Humane Society lists
CLEARWATER- The Humane Society of
Pinellas is urgently seeking volunteers to
care for bottle-baby or mush-fed kittens.
Bottle-baby kittens require a foster to feed
them every two to three hours. Mush-feeding
allows greater flexibility, though the volun-
teer is still responsible for 24-hour care. All
supplies and medical support supplied by
HSP. When kittens meet health/weight re-
quirements, they are returned to HSP to be
put up for adoption. A special information
session for these specific opportunities will
be Thursday, June 3.
Other opportunities also exist to help with
special events, dog and cat training for those
in the adoptions areas as well as small won-
ders all in support of the organization's mis-
sion. The applicable information session for
these is set for Saturday, June 5.
For information, call Bobbie at 797-7722,
ext. 237 or e-mail bobbieb@humanesociety
Dunedin to host Amazing
Animals Talent Show
DUNEDIN After two rounds of auditions
and eliminations, the city of Dunedin Parks
and Recreation Department will host the
Amazing Animals Talent Show on Friday, May
21, 7 p.m., at the Dunedin Community Center,
1920 Pinehurst Road.
Ten of the most talented animals in the
Tampa Bay area will compete for prizes and
the title of Best in Show. Each act will go
through a process similar to "American Idol" in
which they are judged by three celebrity
The show will be hosted by Russell Rhodes,
morning anchor for "Good Day Tampa Bay" on
FOX 13 News.
Advance tickets are $7. Tickets are $10 at
the door. Tickets are available at the Dunedin
Community Center. Call 812-4530 or visit
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