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a new vendor.
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Tampa Bay Rays
looking at options
Rays owner Stuart Sternberg
says his team wants to stay in
Tampa Bay, but not necessarily in
Speaking at a press conference
in the Whitney Bank Room at
Tropicana Field just after noon on
Monday, Sternberg said he want-
ed to make it very clear that the
team was willing to look at any
potential ballpark site in Tampa
He thanked the ABC Coalition,
formed by former St. Petersburg
Mayor Rick Baker, for its hard
work in evaluating the feasibility
of the long-term future of baseball
in the region and its recommenda-
tions for new stadium sites.
However, he said at this time
the franchise had no specific site
in mind for a new stadium. The
only thing that was certain is the
team will not remain in downtown
St. Petersburg after the lease with
the city expires in 2027.
'The Rays will not be playing at
the Trop after 2027," Sternberg
He said it had been obvious for
some time that the downtown lo-
cation was not the best place for
the team. However, he did not in-
dicate any desire to move outside
"The Rays want to stay in
Tampa Bay," he said.
He said fans were the team's
customers and those customers
needed to be located within easy
reach of a stadium.
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By SUZETTE PORTER
It should be a typical summer in
It's sunny and hot. Occasional af-
ternoon thunderstorms roll in with
the sea breeze to cool things off. The
sunsets are amazing.
Out on the beaches, everything is
normal. Seabirds play in the surf
and float just offshore. Dolphins,
manatees, sea turtles and other ma-
rine animals go about their business
as normal. Fishing is good as are the
views on and offshore.
If not for an oil spill located hun-
dreds of miles away, all would be
However, things aren't well. Visi-
tors are staying away and canceling
vacations. Beach weddings have
taken a major hit. Hotels have too
many vacancies. Restaurants have
too few diners. Commercial fisher-
men are unable to sell their catch.
People are losing their jobs.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor hosted a
teleconference on June 16 with a se-
lect group of people to talk about
ways to combat negative publicity.
Castor represents Florida's 11th
Congressional district, which in-
cludes Tampa and St. Petersburg
and parts of Hillsborough, Pinellas
and Manatee counties.
"What can we do to start a grass-
roots movement to encourage people
to head to the beach," Castor asked.
She suggested using online social
outlets such as Facebook where
people could post current photos
and homemade videos.
"We have the most beautiful
beaches in the world and they're not
See BEACH, page 4
Photo by TERRE PORTER
Birds and people enjoy the sun, sand and surf on Indian Rocks Beach. People
are fishing. No one seemed worried June 19 about an oil spill hundreds of
I Photo by JIM LAYFIELD
City helps fund tax incentive for business
By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City commissioners have agreed to
allocate $22,000 as an incentive to bring a new
business to the city that would create 55 new
positions with an average wage of $57,897 over
a three-year period.
City officials say the state's contribution is
$176,000; the county's is $22,000.
Teresa Brydon said at the commission's June
15 meeting that the payback on the project will
occur in less than a year, and the company will
bring in more than $31,000 annually in tangi-
ble personal property tax revenue from the cap-
ital investment of $7.3 million in its first three
years of operation.
At this point, she said, the city is only looking
at the basics; the company over three years
could bring in 65 jobs.
"I can tell you that they are in negotiations
with some large universities on some large pro-
jects, and it will keep them there for a long
time," Brydon said.
She said the company wants to relocate be-
cause it couldn't expand at its current location
"and found the perfect building" in Largo.
'The beauty of this particular one as well is
they have been in the community in Hillsbor-
ough County for many, many years, and want
to remain in the Tampa Bay area. So I think
that's another major piece we need to consider,"
State law requires that economic develop-
ment agencies, at the request of a private enti-
ty, keep confidential the plans of the entity
hoping to locate or expand in Florida.
Through the qualified target industry tax re-
fund program, the tax credit refund is reim-
bursed to the business by the state only after
the company has documented the required job
creation and they have paid their state tax pay-
Mayor Pat Gerard supported the request,
saying that it will create jobs and calling it a
bargain for the city. Commissioners voted 5-1
to participate in the local match.
Commissioner Mary Black dissented. She
said she didn't think the city can afford to allo-
cate money for the program.
Commissioner Gigi Arntzen asked about the
status on the most recent incentive approved
for a business.
Brydon said the last company that received
city funds through the qualified target industry
tax refund program was Micro Star Innova-
tions, which has gone through a permitting
process to enlarge their facility and bring in
"So far it's going along quite smoothly," Bry-
According to the city's Web site, Micro Star
Innovation has announced expansion plans to
double its existing Largo facility to 30,000
square feet and add 30 new jobs that will pay
150 percent of the average annual wage.
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p.m., Southwest Pool.
Description: "Come and enjoy a peaceful
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ing in the pool. No fitness swimming or splash-
ing will occur. There will be gentle music
playing as well as massage therapist providing
free massages. Kids can have fun next door at
the Southwest Recreation Complex where child
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Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.
Description: "The Largo Recreation, Parks
and Arts Department turns 50 this year! To
celebrate, we want you to join Largo Special
Events, as we smash an official world record! It
was 50 years ago that America invented a new
dance craze called, 'The Twist" but in 2004, a
group in England established the Guinness of-
ficial world record by having the largest num-
ber of twisters, twisting the night away in one
place at the same time. It's time to bring this
title to Largo! Participants that register and at-
tend will receive a commemorative item to
mark this record setting day. Visit Largo
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Commissioners waive rent for library cafe
LARGO City commissioners agreed 5-1 June 15 to waive
the rent for the current operator of the library's Bookmark Cafe
while they obtain a new vendor.
The city is conducting request for proposals to select a new
operator for the Bookmark Cafe. The current operator, Dalal
Mansour, has chosen not to participate in the process, but al-
lowing her to run the cafe until Sept. 15 will minimize the
downtime between the two operators, city officials say. The
amount of rent waived for three months is about $3,000.
Commissioner Woody Brown said waiving the rent sets a bad
precedent and "I don't understand the thought process behind
Mayor Pat Gerard said she would rather see the current op-
erator in the cafe than several vending machines for three
"I think it's a good tradeoff," she said. "And it's not a prece-
dent; I can tell you."
Commissioner Mary Black said that Mansour is doing the
city a favor by continuing to operate the cafe until September,
"otherwise she is ready to move out next week ..." She said it is
incumbent upon city officials to help her out so that the city
can keep the cafe open.
Brown said Mansour will be paying "zero rent when utilities
and water are being used and whether other commissioners
agree or not, she is there to make money and it's a business
and she is making profit and using our facility for free, frankly
for the next couple of months."
He said commissioners should have talked about recouping
its utility and water costs.
"We are talking about saving money for the taxpayers yet -
we're giving free rent for three months," said Brown, who voted
against the agreement with Mansour.
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LARGO City officials say the final design and permitting of
the Community Center Roadways Project is complete.
The city has received six bids, and the low bidder was about
$1.87 million under the project budget. Final negotiations for
roadway easements are under way.
The project will include intersection improvements on East
Bay Drive at Alternate Keene Road, construction of a new road
through the Palms of Largo complex connecting Alternate
Keene Road to Lake Avenue, turn lane extension at Lake Av-
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Community Center to the Highland Recreation Complex.
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grand opening of the community center. A construction agree-
ment calls for the community center to be completed Dec. 1.
Sidewalk project proposed
LARGO The county is proposing to construct a sidewalk on
Indian Rocks Road from Walsingham Road to Wilcox Road to
improve access to Anona Elementary School and general
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On oil spill patrol
Coast Guard cutter Alligator returns home
By NICK AMEEN
ST. PETERSBURG It's moments before
dawn on June 14. There's a voice over the
speaker system. "Now, there will be a naviga-
tional brief on the bridge in one-five minutes."
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alli-
gator is heading home.
The crew spent two weeks patrolling the
Gulf of Mexico in support of the BP Deepwa-
ter Horizon oil spill response. Alligator's
crewmembers' mission was to contribute lo-
gistical support for the response and provide
a platform for scientists to conduct water
During the largest environmental disaster
response in the history of the United States,
Alligator's crew also was responsible for fish-
eries enforcement as a result of more than
78,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico
being closed to the fishing industry.
"We spent a lot of time informing fishermen
of the closures for their own protection,"
said Lt. J.G. Marc Benson, Alligator's com-
manding officer. "Keeping the public informed
is a big priority of the Unified Command."
The Alligator crew set sail May 30 from
their homeport at Coast Guard Sector St. Pe-
tersburg. The cutter is one of the Coast
Guard's newest assets commissioned March
9, 2009 and was the final 87-foot coastal
patrol boat ordered for the Coast Guard's
Typically, the crew of an 87-foot cutter
handles missions such as law enforcement,
alien migrant interdiction operations, and
search and rescue. But, for the oil spill re-
sponse in the Gulf, the crew of the Alligator
stepped out of their normal operations and
into a realm of unprecedented activities.
They transported a variety of personnel to
numerous locations, both afloat and ashore.
They even welcomed an entire team of scien-
tists aboard their vessel for a research mis-
"It was interesting watching them experi-
ment with new ways to collect the oil," said
Senior Chief Petty Officer Richard Libbey, Al-
ligator's engineering petty officer. "Some of
the oil had the consistency of peanut butter,
so they couldn't use traditional absorbent
materials. They also used a new kind of foam
material that only soaks up oil and not water,
and can be cleaned and reused. And, it's
As the Alligator crew returns home for
some much needed rest, another cutter crew
is en route to the Gulf of Mexico to perform
the same mission.
The Coast Guard cutter Marlin is also an
87-foot coastal patrol boat, and is homeport-
ed in Fort Myers Beach. Its crew set sail June
13 to patrol, survey and investigate in sup-
port of the response efforts.
'To actually be able to participate in this
operation definitely means a lot," said Lt. Jeff
Photo by NICK AMEEN/U.S. COAST GUARD
Lt. J.G. Marc Benson, commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Alligator, patrols the waters of
Tampa Bay at sunrise June 14. The Alligator crew returned to their homeport of St. Petersburg after
a two-week deployment to the Gulf of Mexico in support of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
West, Marlin's commanding officer. "Watching
everything transpire on television and being
fairly close to it, we've been biting at the bit to
The Marlin's crew is one of many deployed
to the Gulf of Mexico in support of the BP
Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. Since
the April 20 oil rig explosion that resulted in
the loss of 11 lives, the nation's eyes have
been focused on the operation. The Coast
Guard is but one organization involved in the
unified response and its people remain deter-
mined and ready for whatever challenges may
For information about the response effort,
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Bluffs officials facing another tough financial year
By WAYNE AYERS
BELLEAIR BLUFFS The city will see significant revenue de-
clines again this year, warned City Clerk Debra Sullivan, as the
City Commission began preliminary budget discussions at
Monday night's meeting.
Sullivan, who also serves as finance director, presented fig-
ures that show anticipated revenues down $140,000 for the up-
coming fiscal year. Preliminary cuts ranging from 2.4 to 9
percent are being proposed for every city department.
To help out residents hard-pressed by the economy, Sullivan
and her staff are recommending actually trimming the millage
(tax) rate slightly, from 4.35 to 4.30. The city had raised the
rate last year from 3.99 to mostly eliminate a predicted budget
shortfall of about $100,000.
Current estimates are forecasting a $253,000 shortfall,
which Sullivan recommended making up out of what she
termed the city's stabilization (reserve) fund. She said the resi-
dents have already paid that money with their taxes, so the city
should use it to reduce the deficit.
'The city's in good financial shape," Sullivan said. "We have a
lot more than many cities do in this emergency-type fund."
Sullivan's recommendation was resisted by Commissioner
Taylour Shimkus, who said she favored leaving the tax rate at
"Who knows what bad things may happen next year," she
said, predicting a move to lower the rate to help out residents
Commissioner Jack Nazario also agreed with leaving the tax
rate as is.
Shimkus said she is opposed to taking money out of the
'We can still cut more expenses," she said, pointing to raises
for city employees included in the budget. "People are losing
their jobs. This is not a time for raises."
Sullivan said the raises were included because some staff
members had not had a pay increase in the past two years. If
the commission disagrees, the staff will be fine without it, she
Shimkus, who serves as administrative and finance liaison,
urged the commission members to look at the budget closely.
'We're spending more than what's coming in, $253,000 over
budget, and we all need to cut," she said.
City budget discussions are just beginning, Sullivan pointed
out, and will continue throughout the summer. A final budget
and millage rate will be adopted in September.
Staff fees limit community center use
Hundreds of dollars in required fees are discouraging citi-
zen groups from using the community center, Shimkus
charged. The fees, which total around $500, must be paid by
those who cannot provide their own insurance coverage.
Shimkus' comments came during a discussion on use of
the center by City Attorney Thomas Trask. Trask had recom-
mended the temporary license agreement for community
center use be modified to allow for a set term for events, for
example spring, fall, etc. This would encourage more use of
the center for ongoing activities, such as yoga and exercise
classes, he said. Currently the use of the center is mostly
limited to one-time affairs such as weddings and parties.
Responding to Shimkus, Sullivan said most organizations
that run educational or physical exercise classes have their
own insurance policies, so the fees would not be an issue.
Shimkus said citizen groups wanting to use the center
would lack such coverage. Senior citizens wanting to have
card games or reading groups, or moms wanting a children's
story time would be examples of such groups.
"We can't offer anything because people can't afford the
fees," she said, adding that Belleair and Belleair Beach typi-
cally waive the insurance fees in exchange for 20 percent of
the funds generated by the activity.
Trask warned against waiving the insurance requirement
altogether. He cited a recent case of a person falling at the fa-
cility that cost the city $50,000. Communities such as Bel-
leair with full recreation programs have a lot of income to
subsidize their facilities, Trask noted.
"If something happens, someone slips on the floor, the cost
is borne by all residents," Sullivan put in.
The city has waived the fees for certain groups, such as
the (now disbanded) Rotary Club, Sullivan added. Mayor
Chris Arbutine suggested groups that want to use the center
approach the city and request the fees be waived. The deci-
sion would be up to the commission.
The issue will be discussed further at a future commission
Shimkus said she is looking for ideas on community cen-
ter use from interested citizens. She can be contacted at her
city e-mail, email@example.com or through city
BEACH, from page 1
impacted by oil," she said. "We need to show people."
D.T. Minich, executive director of the Clearwater-St. Pe-
tersburg Convention Bureau, said a radio marketing cam-
paign was in the works to promote an exclusive staycation
message in Tampa Bay. He said new TV spots also were
being produced and the billboards in the Orlando area were
He said the idea was for people who live in the area to en-
courage friends, families, colleagues in other areas to come
to Tampa Bay.
"We're very active on Facebook and Twitter," he said.
Minich also said he had heard that the $2.5 million the
CVB had asked Gov. Charlie Crist to allocate to Pinellas
County for local marketing probably wasn't coming.
Minich had requested the money from the $25 million BP
granted to the state for marketing. He said he recently found
out that the remaining money available from the grant had
been given to Visit Florida.
"We're very disappointed," he said. "Our next tactic is to
redirect our request to Visit Florida. But I'm not too confi-
Minich said he had been working with the largest tour op-
erators in the U.K. and Germany who had agreed to do coop-
erative advertising; however, the CVB does not have the
money it needs for the match.
"All our funds for the summer have been allocated," he
said. 'There will be no new funds until after Oct. 1."
Pinellas County's new budget year begins Oct. 1. Pinellas
County commissioners, who are currently working on next
year's budget, discussed the need for money to market the
local area during "these unprecedented times" at their June
15 meeting but made no decisions.
"What can we do that's not dependent on millions of dol-
lars to give us a shot in the arm," Castor asked.
Robin Grabowski, president and CEO of Tampa Bay
Beaches Chamber of Commerce in St. Pete Beach, said her
chamber had been using the Internet to get the word out to
out-of-state visitors that there is no oil on Pinellas County
She agreed with Castor and the others that the Internet
should play an important role in any marketing campaign.
Minich said people needed to reach out and get the local
chambers of commerce rallied and spread the word among
businesses that the tourist industry is hurting.
"We need people eating at our local restaurants, staying in
our hotels and shopping on the beach," he said.
He said the CVB's consultant advised that marketing cam-
paigns not include the word oil, but instead concentrate on
blue, beautiful, etc.
"It's value season right now," he said. 'The beaches are
great and there are some great deals."
He also said positive local media stories were needed that
talked about all the great activities going on. He said Fourth
of July was coming and with it a number of special events for
locals and tourists alike.
Patty Hubbard, co-owner of Hubbard Marina in Madeira
Beach, said her family has had ties to the area since the
1930s and had survived bad times in the past.
She also said during hard economic times, the first thing
businesses do is cut back on marketing. She suggested that
merchant associations join together to offer special packages
that included a discount on hotel stays combined with din-
ing and shopping.
She said it was important that people shop locally and eat
As to a grassroots movement, "it can be done," she said.
Mike Stevens with Bama Sea Products in St. Petersburg,
said his challenges were somewhat different from those of
Bama Sea Products has been family owned for 15 years,
"My dad worked to create a niche market for gulf shrimp,
wild-caught, gulf-caught, not farm-raised," he said.
He said he was worried as time went on that more people
would cancel orders for the gulf-caught shrimp, making it
more difficult for an industry already competing with im-
"We need a professional well-executed campaign for gulf-
caught seafood," he said.
He said the spill added a sense of urgency to the need to
get the word out that fishing areas are still open and seafood
available that is safe to eat.
Castor said it was important that people be able to trust
that what they eat is safe. She said testing was ongoing to
ensure food safety.
"People have an unease about it (seafood)," Hubbard said.
"Sixty-two percent of the gulf is closed to fishing, and fish
swim; that's the argument I've heard."
Stevens said officials needed to use coordinated applied
science to prove fish are OK and then coordinate a marketing
effort to tell the public.
The group conceded that marketing was the key to fighting
misconceptions and negative press.
"If individual organizations and members of organizations
spread the message it will go out like a spider web and
spread the word fast," Minich said.
Castor said she planned to schedule additional meetings
and maybe call a press conference.
"We need to take the matter into our own hands and con-
vince people to come and spend the weekend," Castor said.
Leader, June 24, 2010
County needs poll workers for fall elections
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is
looking for more poll workers for the Aug. 24 primary election
and the Nov. 2 general election.
A countywide election requires about 2,600 poll workers, and
openings are available throughout the county, especially for the
What does it take to be a poll worker?
Be a registered voter in Pinellas County. The voter registra-
tion deadline is July 26 for the primary election and Oct. 4 for
the general election.
Be able to read and write English.
Attend the required poll worker classes, depending on the
position assigned to you.
There are several poll worker positions:
Clerk Oversees all operations at the polling place; has added
responsibilities prior to Election Day, such as contacting all the
workers in that precinct and picking up the supplies; sets up
voting equipment; assists voters required to vote a provisional
ballot; and has additional responsibilities after polls close.
Assistant Clerk Assists the precinct clerk with voter eligibili-
ty phone calls, paperwork, and other duties as specified by the
Machine manager Assists in setting up voting equipment
prior to election day; handles the technical support require-
ments of the voting equipment; assists voters; and has addition-
al responsibilities after polls close.
Ballot distribution manager Responsible for auditing ballots;
distributing ballots to voters; reconciling vote totals with the
number of ballots distributed.
Inspector determines voter eligibility and assists in the clos-
ing of the precinct.
Precinct deputy Maintains order at the polling place; helps
in the setup and closing of the precinct, designates the no politi-
cal activity area, and ensures the polling place is ADA compli-
Poll worker training starts in July for the primary election,
with three locations. Class schedules vary, depending on the
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PINELLAS PARK A Pinellas Park man was shot on June 17
and then staggered to a busy shopping mall pedestrian area
where he fell mortally wounded.
Dead is David W. Beasley, 23, of 4631 76th Ave. who has a
criminal record dating back to 2005. His last arrest was on May
12 when he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail for do-
He was released from the lock-up on his own recognizance.
Details of that arrest were not immediately available.
Sgt. Brian Unmisig said police responded to Shoppes at Park
Place Mall on U.S. 19 at about 6:20 p.m. There they discovered
Beasley laying in a parking lot near Marshall's department
store with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.
Police said Beasley was transported to Bayfront Medical Cen-
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a description of the shooter or shooters. Persons with informa-
tion are asked to call police at 541-0758 or Crime Stoppers at
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veiled a new Crime Viewer Web site on June 14.
The Web site, developed through a cooperative effort between
the Sheriffs Office and Pinellas County's Business Technology
Services department, is a new mapping program designed to
allow citizens quick and easy access to information about crime
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Leader, June 24, 2010
Under a proposed ordinance, Madeira
Beach representatives on the Gulf Beach Li-
brary Board would have become puppets for
The ordinance went too far in imposing
rules on library board member's conduct,
which became an issue recently when a
board member voted against a proposal to
allow Madeira Beach to provide financial
services to the library.
Merely because board members take ac-
tion or have opinions that a commissioner
disagrees with is not sufficient grounds to
oust them from the board, muzzle them or
control their thought process.
The ordinance as written also would have
a chilling effect on the city's ability to recruit
residents qualified to sit on the board and,
possibly, other boards. Who wants to sit on
any board knowing that they can be subject
to intimidation from the people who ap-
Vice Mayor Terry Lister said that the ordi-
nance "provides a thousand outs to get rid
of people we don't like." It also smacks of
micromanagement, as former Commission-
Eventually, houses kick you
My husband, Nick, said this
recently as I took one last,
good look around my mother's
empty house in Minnesota.
The house with the red door.
I felt as though I were in the
series finale of some TV show.
A ghostly image of 10-year-old
me would walk through the
rooms as the scene would fade
to grainy footage of April 1994
as I entered the house for the
first time with my mom and
then-6-year-old brother. The
last time it had been empty
In my mental TV show,
sappy music would start to
play as I gaze around the
room. The walls and floors
would dissolve to what they
looked like 16 years ago. Old,
shaggy, greenish-gray carpet
would sprout up out of the
hardwood floors like moldy
grass. The cheery yellow walls
fade into the blues that made
my mom cry because the
house wasn't "hers" yet. The
old, green hanging light fixture
would grow out of the ceiling.
Even the sunny sky would
turn back into the gray, wet
day that matched my mood
that day I had left my New
Hampshire world behind for
the new Minnesota life my
mom had chosen for us.
And then would come the
predictable montage of clips
from past "shows."
Building forts from blankets
and chairs and couch cush-
ions with my brother. Running
er Martha Boos, who served 12 years as a li-
brary board representative, pointed out.
The ordinance would have required one of
the two library board trustees to bring li-
brary contracts and other documents relat-
ing to financial matters to the commission
for review and comment within 30 days
after voting on the issue. Also, there was a
provision that the library budget must be
brought to the commission prior to a trustee
vote on the issue.
That's bureaucracy run amuck. If com-
missioners have a problem with board
members, they can invite them to their
meetings to discuss issues or areas of dis-
In the past couple of years, the Gulf
Beaches Public Library has been beset by
budget woes and other problems. But the
beach municipalities that fund its opera-
tions have done a commendable job to work
together to get it back on track.
Residents who are appointed to the li-
brary board, or any board for that matter,
should be viewed as part of the solution, not
part of the problem.
home from school on my first
day of middle school to declare
that Mrs. Holmes is the
coolest teacher ever and that
fifth-grade is going to be an
awesome year. Sitting at the
piano practicing for voice
lessons, choir performances,
numbers for musicals. Stand-
ing awkwardly by the fireplace
before my first middle school
dance and then again a few
years later for proms and win-
ter formals. Awakened by
clanging pots and pans and
screaming altos declaring that
I had made Choralaires the
elite, top chamber choir that
was absolutely droolworthy for
any of us choir nerds. Posing
throughout the yard with my
parents in my cap and gown.
Packing for college. Walking
down the stairs six years later
in my wedding dress.
And now I am saying good-
The sappy music fades as
the camera focus and it's pre-
sent day again.
This house with the red
door hasn't been home in
eight years, but 16 years is the
longest that either of my par-
ents have stayed in a house
since I've been alive.
I thought it would be sad to
say goodbye. So many memo-
ries. So much growth. Pencil
marks on the kitchen doorway
mark my brother's and my
heights through the years,
and notations of exuberance
when he finally grew taller
than his big sister's 5 foot 10
But sometimes, after a
while, you outgrow your sur-
roundings. I enjoyed my years
there, but I had moved on
years ago. My brother just
graduated from college a few
weeks ago and hasn't lived
there since high school. My
mom doesn't need the big
space anymore, nor can she
afford its rising expenses. The
neighbors have soured and
mom didn't even like sitting
outside on her porch anymore
because she didn't want to
deal with their bad attitudes.
Yes, it was time to leave.
Nick and I helped mom set
up her little rental cottage up
the shore of Lake Superior as
she awaited the closing on her
house. The cottage is tiny, but
it's all that mom and her
miniature dachshund need. A
tree filled with acrobatic squir-
rels and their nests hangs low
in front of her breakfast nook
window. A forest nestles up
against her back yard that
brings deer and bunny friends
to visit. A quick walk down the
driveway leads to a breathtak-
ing view of massive Lake Su-
perior and all of its beauty.
This will be a better place
for her now.
The house with the red door
has finally kicked the last one
of us out.
R eade s' foru mr Letters do not necessarily reflect the views of Tampa Bay Newspapers.
As a recent graduate of the 2010 Pinellas
County Sheriffs Citizens Academy, I would
like to compliment the highly educated, pro-
fessional and dedicated staff of the Pinellas
County Sheriffs Office for one of the most in-
teresting, informative, and worthwhile learning
experiences offered by a government agency.
Approximately 20 elected officials and com-
munity leaders attended Wednesday evening
classes for 12 weeks totaling more than 30
hours of training. The curriculum provided a
comprehensive overview of the organization,
operations, and functions of the office of Sher-
iff Jim Coats.
The PCSO provides more than patrol opera-
tions that is obvious daily to local residents.
The responsibilities of the PCSO are far too
numerous to list in this short letter. In brief
they provide property crime investigations, in-
cluding burglary, arson, auto theft, racketeer-
ing, etc.; as well as investigations involving
crimes against persons, including robbery,
homicide, and sexual predator offenders. Nar-
cotics interdiction and human trafficking; and
court security are specialties within the
agency. Special Operations oversees disaster
preparedness, and canine, underwater search
and recovery, marine, flight and SWAT team
I know community policing is of special in-
terest to the neighborhoods of the citizens of
the city of Seminole. To complete the Citizen's
Academy training I had the privilege of riding
during afternoon hours with Sheriff Deputy
Don Klase as he responded to calls for service,
conducted patrol activities, and investigated
various issues related to the safety and securi-
ty of the citizens of Seminole.
The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office meets
up to their motto of "Leading the Way for a
Thank you for the opportunity to learn
about the PCSO.
Thank you to all the men and women who
put their lives in harm's way to protect the citi-
zens and quality of life in Pinellas County.
Notes on soccer
It's unclear where, when
and how the sport of soccer
One theory is that in the
Middle Ages when someone
was beheaded, the locals cele-
brated by kicking the head
around the town square. A
week or so ago on the David
Letterman show, actress
Helen Mirren said that an-
cient warriors would lop off
the heads of their defeated
opponents and boot them
about. This may have been
the origin of the expression
"getting your kicks."
Throughout soccer's histo-
ry, all sorts of things have
been used as kicking objects -
stones, tin cans, kettles, or-
anges, coconuts, small dogs,
dried fruitcakes. Some cul-
tures sewed old clothing into
Eventually leather was
used as a covering. The in-
vention of rubber gave a big
boost (no pun intended) to the
Every four years the World
Cup matches occur. Most of
the world pays attention, but
not so much in the USA. The
accepted reason for this is
that Americans don't like
sports in which there is little
scoring. This is baloney, of
course. American baseball
fans go crazy with excitement
every time someone pitches a
no-hitter, thus allowing the
losing team no runs at all.
Same way with tennis, in
which the individual scores
seldom exceed six points.
I believe America's coolness
toward soccer is caused by
our general inability to fathom
exactly what is going on down
there on the field. To the un-
trained eye it's just a bunch of
players booting the bejabers
out of the ball in all direc-
tions, with little rhyme or rea-
son. Possession or control of
the ball changes every few
seconds. When a goal is final-
ly scored, it seems to be al-
most by accident, rather than
as a result of strategic intent.
I'm sure that's not really the
case, but that's what it looks
I seldom watch a soccer
match in its entirety, but I
like what I see even for a few
minutes. The players are
swift, graceful, gutsy, in su-
perb physical condition, de-
ceptive, unpredictable. Some
are excellent actors, pretend-
ing to be mortally wounded as
they writhe on the grass after
being tripped, hoping the ref-
eree will lessen their agony by
banishing the offending oppo-
nent from the stadium or the
The most delightful aspect
of soccer on television is the
relative absence of commer-
cials. The unwritten rule of
American football, for exam-
ple, is that actual game play
may not interfere with com-
mercials for more than a few
minutes at a time. I recall
once watching an NFL game
for six straight minutes with
no commercial interruptions.
That was in the '70s, and it
has not happened since.
But a soccer game has vir-
tually continuous action. Two
45-minute periods are sepa-
rated by a 15-minute break.
Except for rare instances, the
clock keeps ticking. And the
fans keep cheering. A World
Cup game (and many other
professional soccer games)
are non-stop noisefests.
Sometimes followed by riots.
Soccer rivalries between cities
in England and other parts of
Europe have ended in mur-
der, mayhem, divorce and
banishment from Facebook
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holding the quadrennial
matches is to broaden our
knowledge of the world. If
someone put a gun to your
head and commanded you to
tell the difference between
Slovenia and Slovakia, could
you do it? Neither could I.
Slovenia, in southeastern Eu-
rope, is part of the former Yu-
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complex for ordinary mortals
to comprehend. Slovakia is
farther to the north. Both na-
tions are competing this year.
If they should go head-to-
head, the outcome could trig-
ger World War III. Stay tuned.
Another obscure competing
nation is Cameroon. A 2008
survey discovered that 80
percent of the world's people
think Cameroon is a kind of
almond-flavored cookie. Not
so. It is a west-central African
nation. Like many other parts
of Africa it was plundered by
the French, Germans and
British. The name Cameroon
comes from the Portuguese
word for shrimp. And don't
you forget it!
Many people call soccer the
perfect sport. Its only require-
ments are an object (prefer-
ably round) to kick and
maybe a hundred square feet
to kick it in. Players need not
be huge; in fact, small players
are often more adept than big
ones. Women can play soccer
just as well as men. The game
is largely non-contact. Rules
of the game are few and easi-
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is minimal, because the play-
ers are too busy chasing the
dadblamed ball. Wouldn't it
be nice if international dis-
putes could be settled on the
soccer field, instead of the
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When houses kick you out
Leader, June 24, 2010
County votes to keep reserve fund amount as is
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER The more the better was the consensus of
Pinellas County commissioners during a June 15 work ses-
sion discussion on general fund reserves.
John Woodruff, director of the Office of Budget and Man-
agement, said the commissioners' current reserves policy
calls for "at a minimum, no less than 5 percent to 15 percent
of operating revenues, or no less than one to two months of
For the past several years, the commissioners have advo-
cated a reserve target of 15 percent of total resources.
Woodruff said the fiscal year 2010 reserve of $94.1 million
meets the 15 percent target. The money is divided up with
$20 million going to Disaster Reserve, $21 million to Cash
Flow Reserve, $22.5 million to Encumbrance Reserve and
$30.6 million in Contingency Reserve.
The commissioners had asked Woodruffs office to find a
different way to determine the general fund reserve level and
to focus on the gross dollar amount necessary for disaster
In his report, Woodruff showed a chart of expenditures to-
taling $9.4 million for emergency response and recovery
when the remnants of hurricanes Charley, Frances and
Jeanne passed through the county in 2004.
Expected expenses listed for disaster response and recov-
ery included salaries for public safety and other emergency
response personnel; cost of the Emergency Operation Center;
cost of shelter operations; fuel for vehicles and generators;
debris removal and emergency infrastructure equipment and
Woodruff said factors to be considered besides direct costs
included an expected loss of 10 percent of taxable value,
which would result in a revenue loss of $30 million in prop-
erty taxes the year after a disaster. Woodruff also pointed out
that some of the county's properties with the highest tax
value were located in areas most vulnerable to storms.
Sales and other taxes would likely decrease due to nega-
tive impacts on tourism, and although rebuilding would gen-
erate additional revenues, Woodruff said it would take time
to offset losses.
He concluded by saying that there is no ideal method for
determining how much money would be needed to deal with
a disaster, especially for a county located in a high hazard
Clerk organizes child support
Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court Ken Burke has or-
ganized a Child Support Community Outreach Forum to be
held on Wednesday, July 14, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Criminal Justice Center, at 14250 49th St. N.,
"Nearly every time I am out in the community doing a presen-
tation about the Clerk's Office I get asked many questions about
Child Support case issues," said Burke, in a news release. "We
open an average of 360 new Child Support cases a month and
we have nearly 25,000 active cases in Pinellas County. In each
of those cases there are ongoing issues of modifications and
other actions. Many of the people involved in these cases need
information on how to take the next step but have difficulty nav-
igating the system to get that information."
The Clerk's Self Help Center schedules an average of 30 attor-
ney appointments monthly for customers needing legal consul-
tation on Child Support cases, according to Burke.
The free forum will enable people to meet with attorneys who
have volunteered to participate and with representatives from
the Department of Revenue, which enforces 78.5 percent of the
child support payment arrangements in Pinellas County.
Burke's office has created an online R.S.V.P. page and is dis-
seminating more the 5,000 brochures to let people know about
the free event that will give citizens an opportunity to ask volun-
teer lawyers essential questions about child support cases.
To reserve a spot or to request information on similar upcom-
ing events, visit the clerk's Web site at www.mypinellas
clerk.org and click on R.S.V.P. for the Child Support Community
Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board
reduces proposed millage rate
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Pinellas-
Anclote River Basin Board June 9 adopted a proposed fiscal
year 2011 millage rate of 0.29 mill, which is 0.03 mill less than
the current fiscal year.
This is the fourth consecutive year the Pinellas-Anclote River
Basin Board has lowered the basin's millage rate. These reduc-
tions coincide with the completion of major water supply and
resource development projects for the region. The next major
projects are not anticipated to be needed for several years.
This millage rate, combined with a reduction in property val-
ues as estimated by the Pinellas and Pasco county property ap-
praisers, will result in an estimated $4 million decrease in ad
valorem property tax revenue from fiscal year 2010. These esti-
mates will be updated when the property appraisers release
their certified taxable property values in July.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 is a little over $30.6
million, which is a decrease of about $7.5 million from the ap-
proved 2010 budget. The main reason for this decrease is due
to the reduction in ad valorem revenue and a reduction in
available balances from prior years.
For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 home-
stead exemption, the fiscal year 2011 Basin Board tax would be
$29, or about $2.42 per month.
He also told the commissioners that due to the economy,
reserves would be difficult to restore, if necessary, in the
Woodruff presented a proposed new General Fund Reserve
Policy that calls for a budget reserve of at least 15 percent of
general fund resources. He also proposed that the same dol-
lar amount currently budgeted for reserves, $94 million, be
retained for 2011.
"Do not adjust the reserve amount downward as the over-
all budget decreases," he said.
County Administrator Bob LaSala concurred.
LaSala said the more money available for the disaster re-
serve the better. He said that due to layoffs of county staff
and reductions in equipment over the past few years, it was
likely more contractors would have to be hired after an emer-
gency, increasing costs.
The question on the table was whether to continue with
the policy of 15 percent, which would total about $87 million
with the projected budget amount for 2011, or to retain the
$94 million, which would amount to about 16 percent.
Commissioner Calvin Harris said he had a problem with
taxing people so the reserve could grow.
"Small businesses and families have the same problems
we do," he said. "If we keep growing the number on a smaller
budget, I have a problem with that."
Commissioner Nancy Bostock said she understood Harris'
concern, but was OK with the reserve amount since each
fund is "restricted to its own specific purpose."
Woodruff said the current reserve amount had been built
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"We put it in reserves instead of spending it; that's how
we've built reserves up over the years," he said.
Commissioner Neil Brickfield asked why staff wanted to
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Commissioner Susan Latvala took the board back to the
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"The state said we had to have voting machines, so we
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She said it was a worrisome time for the commissioners
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"After the hurricanes passed, the board decided to build
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She said the additional revenue that came from the in-
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build the reserve funds up to where they are today.
"I'm comfortable with that number ($94 million)," she said.
'The more we can put in there would make me more com-
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County Administrator Bob LaSala said the more money
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would be to borrow money, if needed.
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Clearwater bars won't stay
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CLEARWATER It took just two minutes of
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closing time of Clearwater bars by an hour,
until 3 a.m. Because St. Petersburg had re-
cently extended its closing time, City Manager
Bill Horne had sought the council's thoughts
on doing the same.
"I can tell you that I don't think anything
good can happen between 2 and 3 by staying
open longer," Mayor Frank Hibbard said at the
council's June 17 meeting. Vice Mayor John
Doran agreed, saying he had once owned a
bar frequented by college students and could
speak from experience. Councilmen George
Cretekos, Paul Gibson and Bill Jonson made it
"I have not heard a hue and cry from the
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CLEARWATER On June 17, the City
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Hands Across the Sand event set for June 26
Thousands of residents, businesses and organizations
across the nation will unite under the banner of Hands
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jection to dangerous offshore drilling and to call for a renew-
able energy policy at the state and federal levels.
Locally, Hands events are scheduled in Belleair Beach,
Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island, Dunedin Causeway,
Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach, Treasure Island, St.
Pete Beach, Gulfport and Fort De Soto Park.
For additional details on location, visit www.handsacross-
thesand.com. Those attending will gather on the beach begin-
ning at 11 a.m.
From noon to 12:15 p.m., attendees will join hands, as
they did up and down the beaches in February as a show of
solidarity against offshore oil drilling.
The purpose of the event is to show solidarity for the envi-
ronment, economy and a new energy future by joining hands
around the country.
According to Dave Rauschkolb, a coastal restaurant owner
from north Florida and the man behind this grassroots initia-
tive, "Now is the time for America and our leaders to join
hands and steer our country's energy policy away from our
dependence on fossil fuels and into the light of clean energy
To date, organizers in 46 states have scheduled 503 Hands
locations nationwide, along with a growing number of inter-
national venues, creating what will likely be the largest envi-
ronmental rally in the nation's history.
In the Tampa Bay area, all participants should meet at 11
a.m. at the nearest beach or Hands location. Visit www.hand-
Where possible, those attending should carpool, ride a bike
or go to www.psta.net/busschedules.html for beach and con-
nector trolley information.
Participants are asked to wear black or red, white and
blue to represent a stand for protection of precious re-
For information including additional locations and a Google
map, Tampa Bay area supporters should R.S.V.P. on Face-
book at Hands Across the Sand Pinellas County, June 26.
For information or to volunteer, contact Cathy Harrelson at
County officials adjust reserve fund accounting practices
CLEARWATER Pinellas County is
changing its accounting practices for re-
John Woodruff, director of the Office of
Budget and Management, gave a presenta-
tion during the June 15 work session on
changes in reporting requirements for re-
serve funds issued by the Government Ac-
counting Standards Board. The new rules
are effective for fiscal year 2011.
Woodruff said GASB Statement 54 issued
February 2009 affects the reserve fund
structure by changing the definition of spe-
cial revenue funds and others. He said the
new definition of reserves (fund balance)
changes the focus from what is available for
appropriation to what the constraints on
Key concepts include defining who sets re-
Largo Leader Belleair Bee
Thursday, July 1 @ 5 p.m.
Pinellas Park Beacon:
Friday, July 2 @ 5 p.m.
"We can still keep track of Penny
funds and projects to be
accountable to the people,"
strictions on spending and identifying who
determines the amount assigned to each of
1. Non-spendable: inventory
2. Restricted: grant funding which is con-
trolled by outside agencies
3. Unrestricted committed: money of a
specific amount or a percentage set by the
county commissioners, i.e. contingency re-
4. Unrestricted assigned: amounts de-
Thursday, July 1 @ 5 p.m.
Friday, July 2 @ Noon
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recurring funds for one-time expenses
Woodruff said the new standards for re-
porting also say special revenue funds
should only be used for restricted revenue
sources. GABS recommends that revenues
and expenditures be accounted for in the
To meet the new standards, Woodruff said
Penny for Pinellas revenue should be bud-
geted in the Capital Projects Fund, eliminat-
ing the Penny Special Revenue Fund. The
local option gas tax should be budgeted in
the Transportation Trust Fund, eliminating
the Local Option Gas Tax Special Revenue
"We can still keep track of Penny funds
and projects to be accountable to the peo-
ple," County Administrator Bob LaSala said.
Woodruff said no changes to other funds
were recommended at the current time; how-
ever, changes could be needed when external
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A "chicken blow out sale"
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Sons of the American Legion,
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There will be no residential
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(no change to commercial)
Your items will be picked up
Monday,July 5 Tuesday, July 6
Tuesday,July 6 Wednesday,July 7
Largo Public Library is at 120 Central Park Drive. Call 587-
Thursday, June 24
Pre-K Penguins at 10 a.m.
Description: "Dive into some fun with Ms. Melissa! Catch the
wave and you'll listen to stories, hear music, and join in on
some fun learning activities. Ages 3-5."
Sand Sharks, 3 p.m.
Description: "Swim with the big fish in this program includ-
ing stories, games and crafts. Ages 6-8."
Brown Bag Movies, 12:30 p.m.
"Bring your own lunch and watch movies from every era.
Popcorn and soda are provided. This week's movie is 'Captain
Friday, June 25
Under the Sea Stories, 2 p.m.
"Get your feet wet and participate in various undersea stories
with professional storyteller, Katie Adams."
Saturday, June 26
Pup Pals: Summer Slobber Series, 10 a.m. to noon.
Description: "Lap up some more reading time! Improve your
skills and make a new furry friend by reading for therapy
trained dogs. For children who are independently reading. Reg-
Monday, June 28
Under The Sea Family Night, 6:30 p.m.
Description: "Sail into Largo Public Library on Monday nights
for this tidal wave of family fun, including stories and crafts
with Ms. Linda."
English as a Second Language Conversation Hour, 6:30 p.m.
Description: This English conversation Group is for adults
who speak English as a Second Language (ESL)."
Tuesday, June 29
Water Babies, 10 a.m.
Description: "Dip your baby's toes in this program of interac-
tive music, language enrichment and playtime with Ms. Cyn-
thia. For parents/caregivers and babies not yet walking."
Anime Kai (Sea ofAnime), 5 p.m.
Description: "Join us at teen Anime Kai and check out new
manga, show your artistic skills with a 'How to Draw' area and
play trading card games."
Wednesday, June 30
Toddler Tadpoles, 10 a.m.
Description: "Hop over to Ms. Angela's pond! Splash into a
program filled with books, music and extended story activities.
Ages 18-36 months."
Ocean in a Bottle, 2 p.m.
Description: "Make your own desktop ocean or a personal-
ized summer snow globe."
Introduction to Digital Photography, 4 p.m.
Description: "Learn the basics of digital photography from an
accomplished photographer, Dennis Kelly. If you want to enter
'Water Works of Art,' our photography contest, this is a great
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Opening this week
Cruise, Diaz team up for 'Knight and Day;'
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
A number of new movie releases will hit theaters this week,
including the following films opening in wide release:
'Knight and Day'
Genre: Action, romance and thriller
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Maggie Grace, Marc
Blucas and Paul Dano
Director: James Mangold
In the action-comedy "Knight and Day," Tom Cruise is a
covert agent and Cameron Diaz is a woman caught be-
tween him and those he claims set him up.
As their globetrotting adventure erupts into a maze of
double-crosses, close escapes, false identities, and head-
spinning romantic snafus, they come to realize that all
they can count on is each other.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David
Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek and Steve Buscemi
Director: Dennis Dugan
"Grown Ups," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James,
Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, is a hilarious
comedy about five men who were best friends when they
were young kids and now are getting together for the
Fourth of July weekend to meet each others' families for
the first time.
Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing
older doesn't mean growing up. June (Cameron Diaz) tries to d(
while 'Grown Ups' features ensemble cast
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liver a knockout punch to the mysterious Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) in "Knight and Day."
The following will open in limited release. It may be sev-
eral weeks before these films appear in local movie the-
Director: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
"Restrepo" is a feature-length documentary that chroni-
cles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in
Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Re-
strepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in ac-
tion. It was considered one of the most dangerous
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Area music scene for July is hot, hot, hot!
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
As the temperatures heat up, so does
the local music scene with three big events
scheduled in July Americanafest '10,
Vans Warped Tour Festival and the Happy
Americanafest '10, presented by WMNF
88.5, starts things off on Saturday, July
17, 4 p.m., at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910
Skipper Road, Tampa.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the
day of the show. Advance tickets for WMNF
shows are available at the venue, by calling
813-971-0666 or by visiting
The concert showcases the top Ameri-
cana and roots rock bands in Florida. The
Radio Free Carmela and the Transmit-
ters, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Rich Whitely Band, 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.
The Takers, 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Nine Volts, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Steve Connelly, 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Hindu Cowboys, 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Thomas Wynn and the Believers, 8:30
to 9 p.m.
Mike Dunn and the Kings of New Eng-
land, 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Ted Lukas and the Misled, 10 to 10:30
Black Finger, 10:45 to 11:15 p.m.
Have Gun, Will Travel, 11:30 p.m. to
Next up is the Vans Warped Tour Festi-
val on Friday, July 23, 11 a.m., at Vinoy
Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.
Tickets are $32.26. Visit www.van
Blending the diversity of alternative rock
and extreme sports, the Vans Warped Tour
Festival is North America's longest-running
touring festival. Organizers say this year's
show will be the most memorable jaunt yet
for the annual punk rock extravaganza.
Now in its 16th year, the 43-date tour
will host a distinct and diverse lineup of
the hottest artists on the scene, as well as
a full concourse of lifestyle attractions and
The festival has a history of introducing
up-and-coming indie talent as well as
showcasing established artists since 1995.
It has cemented its place in history by
playing a major role in bringing punk rock,
skate and action-sports culture from the
underground to the forefront of American
youth culture. It also creates awareness of
environmental concerns as well as charita-
The traveling punk-rock summer camp
features a diverse array of artists as well as
a variety of lifestyle attractions for a tradi-
tionally low-ticket price.
More interactive and fan-friendly than
ever, the official Web site features a full list
of bands performing at the St. Petersburg
show. Visit www.warpedtour.com.
This year's lineup will feature dozens of
bands including Sum 41, We the Kings,
Reel Big Fish, The Reverend Peyton's Big
Damn Band and Breathe Carolina.
July's final big event allows music lovers
to flash back to the 1960s when the Happy
Together Tour comes to town Saturday,
July 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111
McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or
The concert will feature performances by
The Turtles, featuring Flo and Eddie;
Micky Dolenz, lead singer of The Monkees;
The Grass Roots, featuring Rob Grill; The
Buckinghams; and Mark Lindsay, former
lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders.
The Turtles combine outrageous satire
and zany, madcap antics with Top 40 hits
such as "Happy Together" and "Elenore."
Dolenz, the singing drummer of The Mon-
kees, continues to perform hits such as
"I'm a Believer" and "Last Train to
Clarksville." Always a crowd-pleaser, The
Grass Roots will revisit their solid gold hits
such as "Midnight Confessions" and "Let's
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uled in July:
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic
Concert Orchestra, Saturday, July 3, 8
Scorpions, Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m.
Dave Matthews Band, Wednesday,
July 28, 7 p.m.
Rihanna, Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
The amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301
N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit
Marc Cohn, Friday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St.,
Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit
Cricketers British Pub
Motel Funk, Saturday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.
British Invasion Night with The Stones,
Friday, July 9, 9:30 p.m.
Signs of Life, Saturday, July 10, 9:30
Kenny McGee Band, Friday, July 16,
Joel Sanders Band, Saturday, July 17,
FME and The Trio, Friday, July 23, 9:30
Full Fledged Unit, Saturday, July 31,
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant is at
2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call 736-
1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com.
Donavon Frankenreiter, Friday, July 2, 9
Steve Aoki, Saturday, July 3, 3 p.m.
Sean Paul, Saturday, July 10, 8 p.m.
Beres Hammond with Culture and Inner
Circle, Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m.
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The Fixx, Wednesday, July 28, 7:30
The Original Kiss Army, Friday, July
30, 8 p.m.
The Largo Cultural Center is at 105
Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793
or visit www.largoarts.com.
Rick Gee's Jazz Jamm: Tony Madruga
with John Lamb and Ken Loomer; Friday,
July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Weird Al Yankovic, Sunday, July 25, 7
Progress Energy Center's Mahaffey The-
ater is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.
Call 892-5767 or visit www.mahaffeythe
Molotov Solution, Wednesday, July 7,
Cage, Friday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Hana Li, Saturday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Weatherbox, Friday, July 16, 7 p.m.
Nekromantix, Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Lovehatehero, Tuesday, July 20, 7
The Orpheum is at 1902 14th St. (Re-
publica de Cuba), Ybor City. Call 813-248-
St. Petersburg College
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the
Beatles; Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m.
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone,
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Let's Hang On: Tribute to Frankie Vallie
and the Four Seasons, Saturday, July 31, 8
The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at
253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-
3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
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The Ritz Theater
Wednesday, July 21, 8 p.m.
The Ritz Theater is at 1503
E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jamie Cullum, Wednes-
day, July 7, 8 p.m.
Ringo Starr and All
Starr Band, Tuesday, July
Clay Aiken and Ruben
Studdard, Monday, July
26, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Robert Plant and the
Band of Joy, Friday, July
30, 8 p.m.
Happy Together Tour,
Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is at
Road, Clearwater. Call 791-
7400 or visit www.rutheck
Damon Fowler Group,
Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.
Coo Coo Ca Choo, Sat-
urday, July 3, 8 p.m.
Antsy McClain and the
Trailer Park Troubadours
with Rayzilla's PBS, Satur-
day, July 10, 8 p.m.
Koko Ray and the Soul
Providers, Sunday, July 11,
Shaun Hopper, Tuesday,
July 13, 8 p.m.
Americanafest '10, Sat-
urday, July 17, 4 p.m.
George Porter Jr., Fri-
day, July 23, 8 p.m.
Jerry Outlaw and
Friends, Sunday, July 25, 5
Anders Osborne, Friday,
July 30, 8 p.m.
Skipper's Smokehouse is
at 910 Skipper Road,
Tampa. Call 813-971-0666
or visit www.skipperssmoke
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day, July 25, 8 p.m.
St. Pete Times Forum is
at 401 Channelside Drive,
Tampa. Call 813-301-2500
or visit www.sptimesforum
Thrice, Saturday, July
3, 6:30 p.m.
Authority Zero, Tues-
day, July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Marcy Playground and
Days of the New, Friday,
July 9, 7 p.m.
(Hed) PE, Saturday,
July 10, 7 p.m.
Every Avenue, Satur-
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Bobby Lee Rodgers,
Saturday, July 24, 9 p.m.
Soja, Wednesday, July
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Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m.
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seems there are many more
butterflies around than in
previous years. At the but-
terfly plant show and sale at
USF recently, it was fasci-
nating to watch the different
swallowtail butterflies de-
scend on the passion fruit
vines and pipe vines.
Their radar is sharp and
never once did one fly into a
person. Their objective was
either to drink the nectar
from flowers or lay eggs.
While I watched, a black
swallowtail laid an egg on a
parsley leaf- that parsley is
now growing in my yard. I
may not get to use the pars-
ley, but I hope to see a beau-
tiful butterfly wing its way
around my yard soon.
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captured them in homemade
cheesecloth nets and mount-
ed them in cotton-backed
frames. Then for years but-
terflies were a rarity, due to
misuse of DDT and other
chemicals. It is heartwarm-
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create gardens today just for
these fragile insects.
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ing insects that are not so
welcome a small black-
winged moth with a white
spot on each wing has made
itself (at least 100 of them) at
home on every bush in my
Unfortunately, it was iden-
tified as the last stage of the
span worm that eats the
snow bush. I'm sure its
caterpillar will eat other
plants; vigilance is the key.
The oleander caterpillar's
adult or moth stage has nar-
row black wings with several
white spots; the body has
Philippe to host
SAFETY HARBOR A
free guided nature walk
will be offered Saturday,
June 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m.,
at Philippe Park, 2525
Attendees will learn park
history while exploring na-
ture at one of Pinellas
County's oldest historic
parks. Closed-toe shoes,
water, sunscreen, a hat,
and insect repellent are
is required. Call 669-1947.
Weedon to host
ST. PETERSBURG -
Wee-time at Weedon will be
presented Thursday, June
24, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at
Weedon Island Preserve,
1800 Weedon Drive NE.
Designed to introduce
preschoolers to the won-
ders of the natural world,
this installment of Wee-
time at Weedon will feature
"Busy Buzzers: Bees in
Your Backyard" by Nancy
Loewen. The program also
will include a craft, game
or other hands-on activity
related to the story. The
free program is best for
children ages 3 to 5. Regis-
tration is required. Call
Weedon to host
ST. PETERSBURG A
photography hike will be
offered Saturday, June 26,
8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Wee-
don Island Preserve, 1800
Weedon Drive NE.
Attendees will hone their
photography skills. After a
brief classroom session,
participants will hike the
preserve in search of that
perfect shot. Center volun-
teers will highlight season-
al features of the preserve,
as well as specific wildlife
behaviors that help partici-
pants capture the natural
beauty of Weedon Island
The program is recom-
mended for adults. Prereg-
istration is required.
some blue. The caterpillar it-
self is orange with black
spots and hairs. These sting
as badly as a wasp. They will
defoliate and weaken the
plants they choose to eat.
Look out for these now and
For those who have night
blooming cereus, keep an
eye on it it's blooming time.
Send in the rain; send in
the butterflies and remove
the plant-eating moths or
send in the clowns. First,
send in the rain.
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Weedon to offer
ST. PETERSBURG A
free guided hike will be of-
fered on Saturday, June 26,
9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Is-
land Preserve, 1800 Weedon
Attendees will join in a
two-hour hike with the ex-
perts through Weedon Is-
land Preserve's coastal
mangrove and upland
ecosystems. Hikers will
learn about the coastal en-
vironment and the pre-
serve's early residents.
Participants should bring
water and a snack. A hat
and closed-toe shoes are
recommended. The hike is
recommended for ages 6
Registration is required
by noon on the Friday be-
fore the hike. Call 453-6500
or visit www.weedonisland
ST. PETERSBURG The
work of Mic Knight, a Largo
resident, is featured in the ex-
hibit Unexpected Visions at
Weedon Island Preserve Cul-
tural and Natural History
Center, 1800 Weedon Drive
The exhibit features
Knight's pastel studies
realities contained in land-
scapes at the micro and
macro visual levels. Knight
utilizes techniques from his
academic, intuitive, and com-
mon intellectual sense visual
arts background to capture
fleeting pastel images of land-
scapes. Visitors may view this
free exhibit during normal
The exhibit will continue
through July 31. Call 453-
Brooker to host
TARPON SPRINGS Book
Time at Brooker Creek will be
presented Thursday, June
24, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at
Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940
Designed to introduce
preschoolers to the wonders
of the natural world, this in-
stallment of Book Time will
feature "Are You a Snail" by
Judy Allen. The program also
will include a craft, game or
other hands-on activity relat-
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Computer shop opens
LARGO Belltech Computer Solutions
recently opened at 14219 Walsingham
Road, Suite Q.
The business specializes in virus re-
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audio, video, copying, scanning and faxes.
For details, call Larry Bell at 595-5000.
Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn
DUNEDIN The former Best Western
Yacht Harbor Inn is now the Best Western
Plus Yacht Harbor Inn, after earning the
Best Western Plus descriptor from the
The new descriptors, launched in 2010,
give Best Western hotels the opportunity to
earn the Best Western Plus or Best West-
ern Premier designation by meeting specif-
ic design and amenity guidelines. Best
Western Plus indicates well appointed
rooms with modern amenities and an en-
hanced level of comfort for guests looking
to get the most out of their stay.
FND to host pub crawl
DUNEDIN Family Network on Disabili-
ties will host a Pub Crawl and Scavenger
Hunt Saturday, July 17, in downtown
Registration will kick off at 6 p.m. at the
boxcar. The scavenger hunt will begin at 7
p.m. The event will be part of a fundraising
effort to help support the organization. The
Chic-a-Boom Room, Cafe Cabana, Flana-
gan's, Dunedin Brewery and Jolli Mon's
Grill will participate in both the pub crawl
and the scavenger hunt.
Prizes will be offered to those that place
first, second and third in the scavenger
hunt. Donations are currently being ac-
cepted for prize baskets.
Cost of the scavenger hunt is $50 a
team. Teams may consist of up to five peo-
ple. The pub crawl is included in the scav-
enger hunt fee. Cost for the pub crawl only
is $15 a person which includes one free
drink at each of the five participating es-
Special needs yoga class set
SEMINOLE Caring yoga, for people
with special needs, will begin its first class
on Thursday, July 1, 2 p.m., at Yoga4all,
8824 Seminole Blvd.
The class will be tailored to people with
special needs, such as those with Parkin-
son's, cerebral palsy, MS, Huntington's,
arthritis or advanced age. The class will
meet weekly. Lisa Recchione will serve as
Cost of class is on a donation basis.
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Kids Wish founders retire
After 13 years of bringing joy to children
in crisis across the country, the founders
of Kids Wish Network have retired and
named a new executive director to run the
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facing tremendous difficulties. They sought
to remain sensitive to their needs and try
to find solutions which led to the imple-
mentation of several unique programs.
For example, the Holiday of Hope Gift
Bank program donates millions of dollars
of brand new toys to children's facilities
across the country. Along with the gift
bank program, the Breiners created a
unique program called Hero, which recog-
nizes children who do not have a life-
threatening condition, but have faced
tragic circumstances and have overcome
them with great strength and courage.
"Mark and I are gratified to have been
able to touch the hearts of so many fami-
lies a feeling that most people will never
imagine," said Shelley in a press release
about the Breiners' retirement. "The irony
is that making the dreams of others a real-
ity fulfilled our own dreams."
According to the Breiners, the charity is
financially sound. Alicia Argiz-Lyons, the
new executive director, is supported by a
team of executive managers "more than
capable of rising to any challenge."
Homebuyers expo slated
The U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, along with state and
local agencies, plan a free first time home-
buyers seminar called HOPE Expo 2010
Saturday, June 26, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
at Raymond James Financial Center, 880
Carillon Parkway, Tower 4.
For information or to register visit
www.hopeexpo.org or call 461-0618, ext.
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The Criminal Justice
Academy at Pinellas Park
High and the Academy of Fi-
nance at Northeast High
have both received the recog-
nition of "Model" Academy
status by the National Ca-
reer Academy Coalition, ac-
cording to a Pinellas County
School District news release.
The NCAC provides the
only national certification for
high school career acade-
mies across the country. The
review process is based on
10 national standards of
practice, which include: De-
fined mission and goals;
academy structure; host dis-
trict and high school; faculty
and staff; professional devel-
opment; governance and
leadership; curriculum and
instruction; employer, higher
education and community
involvement; student assign-
ment; and cycle of improve-
Career academies are
four-year programs designed
to blend a student's required
academic courses with the
career technical program of
the academy. Career acade-
my programs prepare stu-
dents for national/industry
certifications, Pinellas Tech-
nical Education Centers,
two-year colleges or universi-
ties, and entry into their cho-
Free VPK offered
Pinellas County Schools
is offering a free, voluntary
through Thursday, Aug. 12
for five days a week from 8
a.m. to 3:40 p.m. at select-
ed school sites. If a child
has not already participated
in a VPK program, they may
enroll for the summer be-
fore kindergarten. To partic-
ipate, students must be 5
years old before Wednesday,
To apply for a certificate
of eligibility, parents may go
to a Coordinated Child Care
of Pinellas Inc. office; visit
for an application; or call
547-5782 to request that an
application be mailed.
To register in person,
take the completed applica-
tion to any CCC office.
Bring proof of Florida resi-
dency, birth certificate or
proof of the child's age.
When the application
process is complete, the
parent will receive a certifi-
cate of eligibility.
To enroll at one of the ele-
mentary schools Curtis
Lakewood, New Heights and
Northwest bring the cer-
tificate of eligibility and the
following documents: Birth
certificate or proof of the
child's age; Florida Certifi-
cate of Immunization; phys-
ical examination certificate
signed by a licensed exam-
iner within 12 months prior
Visit www.pcsb.org or call
McBride named to
McBride, a resident of Largo,
has been named to the dean's
list for the 2010 spring se-
mester at Mount Ida College
in Newton, Mass.
Mercedes is one of 379 stu-
dents honored for outstand-
ing academic achievement by
being named to the dean's
list. To make the dean's list,
students must have a grade-
point average of 3.33 or
Gleaner Life Insurance Soci-
ety Scholarship Foundation
has announced that Derek
Sears is the recipient of a
$1,000 Bay Area Arbor
Award. Sear's parents, Steve
and Lyn Sears, live in Clear-
Sears was one of 125 stu-
dents selected to receive a
2010 scholarship from the
Gleaner Life Insurance Foun-
dation. A 2006 graduate from
Largo High School, Sears at-
tends the University of South
Florida and is majoring in en-
ter High senior Alyssa
Wygant has won the Max De-
vane/Bill Roys Scholarship
by the Youth Services Com-
mittee of the Kiwanis Club of
Springtime City in Clearwa-
Wygant has an overall
grade-point average of 3.8,
was involved in the CHS Life
Club, chorus, drama, French
Club, Math Club, Ecology
Club and the track team. She
also is involved in missions
work at St. Paul's United
Methodist Church, including
volunteering with less fortu-
nate families. Her goal is to
major in ministry and reli-
This scholarship is given to
a Clearwater High senior
each year and provides funds
for two years' tuition at St.
Petersburg College. It was
created to honor Springtime
City member Max Devane
who had died. He was a guid-
ance counselor at St. Peters-
burg Junior College. The
Fuguitt Elementary Pre-K
students showcased their new
sports skills during Pinellas
County's first ever Young
Athlete's Celebration May 21.
The Special Olympics is a sports
play program for children ages
2-7 with intellectual disabilities
and their peers. Front row, from
left, are Brenden Pridgeon,
Montserrat Sandoval, Perun
Thomas, Aiyauna Moran and
Veronica Pearson; back row,
g iNancy Sawyer, Robin Coles and
award was first given in
1982. Member Bill Roy's
name was added to the schol-
arship in 2002 to honor him
for his service as a guidance
counselor at the college as
Schools win awards
for fighting obesity
Seven local schools have
won National Recognition
Awards from the Alliance for
a Healthier Generation, a
nonprofit group to reduce
the prevalence of childhood
The schools collected their
awards in New York City,
where they met with repre-
sentatives of the William J.
Clinton Foundation, Ameri-
can Heart Association and
Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, which all
founded the nonprofit
The following schools won
Chasco Middle, Port
Curtis Fundamental El-
Highland Lakes Elemen-
tary, Palm Harbor
John M. Sexton Elemen-
tary, St. Petersburg
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Full moon should provide some good fishing
This weekend's approach-
ing full moon is definitely a
significant one. Tarpon,
snook and mangrove snap-
per are grouping up as they
form their spawning aggre-
gations, a ritual that takes
place a day or two before the
full moon and a day or two
after. What does this mean
for you the angler? Fish be-
come easier targets once
these aggregations are locat-
ed; big numbers of fish will
cause them all to be more
competitive for food at cer-
tain stages of the tide.
Tarpon prefer to group up
in deep water passes like
Egmont and Boca Grande.
As the full moon approach-
es they will respond to the
outgoing tide crab flush
that occurs on these strong
tides providing some excel-
lent fishing. Once the moon
is full many of the fish will
move offshore to spawn.
Upon the fishes' return a few
days later good fishing
should return as the fish will
most likely be hungry after
There's no doubt that the
snook population was se-
verely impacted this past
winter. Typically by now
there should be rouge pods
of fish up and down the
beach. The sad reality is that
there just aren't that many
fish out there. But there is
however some fish to be
caught. Pass jetties and
bridges are holding some big
fish; target these spots at
night in the wee hours after
the fish have had a chance
to relax from all the boat
traffic. If fish are holding in
the fender lights, try using a
chartreuse colored Bomber
lure and if you're fishing the
bottom next to the fender a
palm sized pinfish should do
Mangrove snapper fishing
and summer full moons are
synonymous for some excel-
Snapper form huge
groups around the full
moon, and this is often the
time to catch the bigger fish.
The Skyway fishing piers are
the best spot for land based
anglers to target these tasty
bait stealers. Best fishing
definitely occurs at night,
but that's not to say that the
fish won't feed during the
day, but their good vision
and overall stubbornness to
refuse any offering that
doesn't look natural often
gets thrown to the wayside
at night when the fish can
get into a feeding frenzy. The
trick is to use small hooks,
light leaders and only
enough weight to carry your
bait down in the strong cur-
rent. Most often the fish
want the bait drifting natu-
rally with the tide so dili-
gently reeling up and
re-casting your bait up-cur-
rent will pay off better than
just letting your bait sit on
Until next week get bent!
Tyson Wallerstein can be
reached at capt.tyson@hot
mail.com. To get a fish photo
in the paper, send the photo
along with your name, when
and where it was caught to
mail it to Tampa Bay News-
papers, 9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772.
Tampa Bay Rays players in the running for All-Star team
By SUZETTE PORTER
Five members of the Tampa Bay Rays are in
the top five in All-Star balloting within their
respective positions, according All-Star ballot-
ing results released June 14.
Evan Longoria was leading the pack at third
base in the American League, Carl Crawford
was second in the outfield race and Jason
Bartlett fourth at shortstop. First baseman
Carlos Pena and second baseman Ben Zobrist
were each fifth at their positions. B.J. Upton
also was in the running at 11th place among
Fans can vote for their favorites up to 25
times at MLB.com. The last day to vote online
is Thursday, July 1.
The 2010 American League and National
League All-Star teams will be announced on
the Fourth of July.
According to a press release from MLB, fans
will choose nine starters for the American
League team and eight starters for the Nation-
al League. The pitchers and reserves will be
determined via player, manager and MLB
This year's All-Star game is July 13 at Angel
Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
After the winners are announced on July 4,
the voting begins anew with fans making their
choices for the final player in each league's
34-man roster. During the final vote, fans will
pick between five players for each league over
a four-day period, ending on Thursday, July
This year fans can do more than vote; they
also can campaign for their favorite players
using the All-Star Campaign Manager pro-
gram. Fans get points when they convince
others to vote and have a chance to be recog-
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Hudson shot a final score
of 997.6764, which placed
him 12th overall in the
match and gave him the lead
over the field of senior shoot-
ers. The senior category is
for shooters age 55 to 65.
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percent over the previous
year with a total of 337 top
shooters from around the
country, as well as Canada,
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The sport of practical
shooting was formally estab-
lished in 1976 but traces its
roots back to the 1950s and
the quick draw "leather slap"
competitions that grew out
of America's love affair with
the television westerns of
Today, the sport repre-
sents the upper echelon of
shooting sports with many of
its top shooters actively
training law enforcement
and military units on shoot-
ing techniques and equip-
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The shoreline fishing li-
cense for Florida residents to
catch saltwater fish from
shore or a structure affixed
to shore cost $9 last year,
but this year, it's free begin-
ning July 1.
The Florida Legislature re-
pealed the shoreline license
fee during the past session.
However, legislators retained
the license requirement to
prevent a more-costly federal
registration fee from taking
effect in Florida.
Resident anglers who ob-
tain the shoreline license
over the phone or Internet
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Varicose veins can cause pain, complications
By MELISSA LATTMAN had the procedure done, it was like a Darlene Leverenz' son Vincent ended
miracle ... my whole ability to get around up having his varicose veins treated,
Darlene Leverenz attended a seminar changed. People don't realize the prob- also. From the age of 18 a vein in his
on veins hoping to get answers for a lems a vein can create." leg grew for about 20 years. It looked
long-time vein problem her son was hav- According to the Mayo Clinic Web site like a lightning bolt and kept growing,
ing. The Indian Rocks Beach resident complications of varicose veins, although he said.
soon realized she had varicose veins, rare, can include ulcers and blood clots. "It was OK but my knee would hurt
which is a condition that results when Mountcastle said it's important to get ... (the procedure) didn't hurt. The
the veins weaken. The small valves in the treatment sooner than later as the veins puffiness went away and I realized my
vein lose the ability to push blood back gradually get worse. Its deterioration is knee didn't hurt."
up to the heart. As a result, the blood like hypertension or diabetes, he said. Who gets varicose veins?
pools and the vein puffs up, according to Is your leg pain from Mountcastle said about 80 percent of
the Mayo Clinic Web site. varicose veins? the time it's genetic. Other things can in-
Dr. Daniel Mountcastle of Largo, who Mountcastle said the causes for leg crease the likelihood of having varicose
specializes in veins, said the veins in the pain fall into four "boxes" the nerves veins. Pregnancy softens the valves in
leg are like upside down trees. If the (i.e. sciatica), the muscular/skeletal (i.e. the legs. Jobs requiring a lot of standing
valves are not working the blood pools arthritis), arteries (i.e. blockages) and in one place such as teachers, hair styl-
and puts everything under pressure. On veins. He calls veins the forgotten box. ists and retailers increase the likelihood.
the outside the veins can balloon and be He said in 2002 the FDA approved a As do people who do extreme sports like
visible. Inside the leg can feel heavy, tired laser procedure, which treats about 40 professional soccer players or triathletes,
and achy, he said. percent more of the vein problems. he said.
About 90 percent of varicose veins Mountcastle said these are simple treat- According to the U.S. Department of
cannot be seen, Mountcastle said. ments done in a doctor's office. Health and Human Services about 50 to
Leverenz, 70, did not have visible vari- Other symptoms of varicose veins can 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 per-
cose veins and she attributed her leg include "an achy or heavy feeling in cent of men in the United States suffer
pain as a part of the aging process. your legs; burning, throbbing, muscle from some type of vein problem. Varicose
"I couldn't walk well. I was tired. I went cramping and swelling in your lower veins affect half of people 50 years and Darlene Leverenz, right, said her complexion improved and her
and (Mountcastle) found that I had real legs; worsened pain after sitting or older. One of the department's Web site's pain went away after she had a varicose vein procedure. She
bad veins. I had pain I attributed to standing for a long time and itching answers many questions on varicose initially sought treatment for her son Vincent, left, and then the
arthritis. I did not have ugly veins," she around one or more of your veins," ac- veins. Visit www.womenshealth.gov/ son and mother realized they both had varicose veins.
said. "I was walking slow. I was tired. I cording to the Mayo Clinic Web site. faq/varicose-spider-veins.cfm#H.
Salt is essential to keeping your body's fluids in balance. But
too much salt can lead to a host of health problems.
The chemical name for dietary salt, or table salt, is sodium
chloride. Most doctors focus on the sodium part.
'The best-known effect of sodium on health is the relation-
ship between sodium and blood pressure," explains Dr. Cather-
ine Loria of the National Institutes of Health.
Dozens of studies, in both animals and people, have shown
that increasing salt intake can raise blood pressure. And high
blood pressure has been linked to heart disease, stroke, kidney
failure and other health problems.
About one in three adults nationwide has high blood pres-
sure. Another third have blood pressure numbers high enough
to risk developing high blood pressure. That's why, Loria says,
"it's really important for the majority of the population to reduce
their blood pressure."
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keep working to gradually lower your family's salt intake.
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American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Tuesdays, 6
p.m., and Thursdays, noon, at 1160 Turner St., Clear
water. Cef Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 4 to 8 p.m. Music
for dancing is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
and Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Call 447-9204.
American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion
Drive, Madeira Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays.
American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring
music from the '50s second and fourth Wednesdays, at
the post, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Call 585-1225.
American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5
to 7:30 p.m., at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas
Park. Call 544-5137.
American Sewing Guild Advisory Board meets sec
ond Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the Clearwater Countryside
Library, 2731 State Road 580. Call 786-0070.
Artists in Action Poetry Reading Series takes place
first Sundays, 1 p.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100
N. Osceola, Clearwater. E-mail email@example.com.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults meets third
Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library,
101 Second St., Safety Harbor. Call 724-1525.
Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2
to 4 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center,
Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue; and Thursdays, 7:45
to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave.
Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251.
Bay Area Electric Boaters meets to run radio-con
trolled model boats on second and fourth Sundays, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park
Blvd., Seminole. The club also meets every third Thurs
day at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St.,
Largo. Call 518-3132.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter,
meets fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East
Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. E-mail vicepresi
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Patricia Louise HODSON
Patricia Louise Hodson, 86, of Belleair,
Florida, passed away June 10, 2010 at home,
surrounded by loving family. She was born
November 14, 1923 in Newton, Iowa to
\ ,Gladstone Ewart Smith and Tina Florence
.\ \ DeBolt. Patty Lou was raised on Jersey cattle
dairy farms. She graduated from Liberty High
School and spent considerable time in San Diego, California
with her Aunt Darlene, who was a huge influence in her life.
She graduated from A.I.B. Business School and worked as a
legal secretary in Des Moines, Iowa. It was there that she met
a medical student named Marvin Hodson, who became the
love of her life for 66 years. They were married in
Clemons, Iowa and had two children, Connie and Larry. Five
years later they moved to Jewell, Iowa. Patricia was very
civic-minded and was Grand Esther of Iowa in Eastern Star
in 1960. After managing her husband's medical office in
Jewell for 20 years, they moved to Belleair, Florida where
they worked and resided for 40 years. She is survived by her
daughter, Connie Louise Scadron; son, Dr. Larry Luverne
Hodson and wife, Becky; sister, Shirley Jacobson;
granddaughers, Dawn Louise Galbraith and Dr. Kelly
LaraAnn Hodson; grandsons, Dr. Sean Charles Luverne
Hodson and Daniel Clark; and five great-grandchildren, Kira
Galbraith, Elise Galbraith, Shane, Hunter, and Bailey Clark.
Funeral services were held on June 13, 2010 at Anona
United Methodist Church in Largo, Florida, with Rev. John
Hires presiding. A horse-drawn caisson took her to be with
her beloved husband at Serenity Gardens Mausoleum.
Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
George Dennison CLARK
George Dennison Clark, 85, of Largo, Florida,
passed away May 14, 2010, in McKinney,
Texas, peacefully with his family by his side. He
was born and raised in Wakefield, Rhode
Island. After high school, George proudly served
his country as a United States Marine during
World War II. After the war, he earned a
bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Following college, he moved to Clearwater, Florida, where
he met Marye Smock. They married in July, 1952 and had
50 happy years together raising their family in the Largo
area. George began his career in education, teaching at
Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg in the early
1950s. He retired in 1987 from the Pinellas County School
System after more than 30 years as a history teacher,
guidance counselor and registrar at Largo High School;
spending the latter part of his career at the Pinellas County
School Administrative Office as an FTE Administrator.
George was a charter member at Lake Seminole Presbyterian
Church, which was founded in 1965. He was an active
member of the Seminole Rotary Club, where he was a
recipient of the Paul Harris award. With George's passing,
the world has lost one of the good guys. George is
survived by his children, Kathryn Clark Ryland and
husband, Terry; Mark Douglas Clark and wife, Lori;
grandchildren, Tyler Clark and Abbagail Clark; sister, Janice
Dinonsie; and nephew, Gary Dinonsie and his family. He
was preceded in death by his parents and wife. A memorial
service will be held at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church
on June 26th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made to Lake Seminole Presbyterian
Church, 8505 113th Street, Seminole, FL, 33772, in
memory of George Clark, or a charity of your choice. To
convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please
BayBouquet Garden Club meets third Wednesdays,
September to May, 9:30 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223
Douglas Ave. Call 736-5593.
Bayside Choirs, for kids who love to sing, meets Mon
days, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Piano Company, 1710 N.
Hercules, Clearwater. New singers in grades three to 12
welcome. Call 447-9683.
Bay Sailors Sailing Club for Singles meets first
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. for dinner; 7 p.m. for meeting, at
Tuscon's Southwestern Grill, 13563 ICOT Blvd., Clear
water. Call 865-0345 or visit www.baysailors.org.
Begin With Me AFG meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., fol
lowed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran
Church of the Palms, 2250 Nebraska Ave., Second
Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call 548-6811.
Beta Beta Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha Internation
al meets first Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at various locations.
Call 460-6176 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Floridian Club meets first Saturdays at VFW
Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of
British heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or
Dorinda at 578-5471 for details.
Central Pinellas Republican Club meets second
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall
(Park Boulevard and 113th Street). Luncheon meeting
features speakers and timely political topics. Call Karen
Donovan at 687-1318.
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 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 www.chaddonline.org/chapters/
Children's Art Classes, for children ages 6 to 12,
meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Suntan Art
Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
Christ the King PCA Women's Bible Study meets
Thursdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Historic Chapel, 5400
Seminole Blvd., Seminole. E-mail email@example.com.
Christian Celebrate Recovery Program meets Satur
days, 7 p.m., at Seminole United Methodist Church,
5400 Seminole Blvd. The program includes worship,
lessons, speakers, personal sharing and discussion and
concludes with coffee and fellowship. Call 391 9781.
The Clearwater GFWC Community Woman's Club
meets third Tuesdays, September to May, 10 a.m., at
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola St. Call 394
See EVENTS, page 27
Recognizing that some readers wish to share the
life and loss of a loved one with the community,
Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries
in our weekly papers.
The deadline for submitting obituary
9 a.m. on Monday, for that week's papers.
Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers.
Obituary information should include:
full name, age, city and date of death. You may
also choose to include the names of living and/or
predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or
activities that they participated in. If you wish to
include the name of the funeral home handling
arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly
publication and the paper may publish after the
services have taken place.
For further information, including cost,
Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563,
or you can submit your information
through our Web site,
or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.
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Leader, June 24, 2010
Center for Conscious Living
LARGO The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, an eight-week
class, will start Wednesday, June 30, at the Center for Con-
scious Living, 6152 126th Ave.
The class will meet Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Rev. Martin Preston will lead the class, based upon the
book by Deepak Chopra.
Cost is $110, payable in the amount of $60 at the first class,
and the balance by the fifth class. Call 538-0900.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
SEMINOLE Emotions Anonymous meets Saturdays, 7
p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey
All are welcome. No one is turned away. The group is geared
toward those searching for emotional wellness and a sense of
Temple B'nai Israel
CLEARWATER Camp Kadima will be dancing the night
away on Thursday, July 1, 4 to 9 p.m., at Temple B'nai Israel,
1658 S. Belcher Road.
The staff and campers of Camp Kadima will be joined by
members of the community for an evening of friendship, fun,
free-styling and fundraising. Proceeds will benefit the camp
Cost is $7 which will include an event wristband. Donations
of $36 or more will receive a free T-shirt as well as a wristband
and will cover the entrance fee.
Call Jeff Krieger at 736-1494 or e-mail jkrieger@jccsun
Global Family Fellowship
CLEARWATER Silent Losses Pregnancy Loss Support
Group will meet Friday, July 2, 7 p.m., at Global Family Fellow-
ship Church, 2289 Hercules Ave.
This is a group support meeting for parents experiencing
miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. This meeting is for
parents by parents and often features guest speakers who are
professionals in their field. Each month is a different subject
matter with time for open discussions and a question-and-an-
No preregistration is needed.
The People That Love
ST. PETERSBURG The 18th annual Back to School
Day event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m., at The
People That Love Church and Mission Inc., 817 Fifth Ave.
This event has helped to encourage many youngsters to
escape poverty through education.
Registration is required and sign-up will begin Monday,
July 12 and continue Monday through Friday, 10:45 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The last day to register will be Friday, Aug. 6.
To register, proof of dependent children must be provid-
ed (birth certificate, Social Security card, DCF letter, etc.).
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
to receive school supplies on the day of the event.
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Heirs of Promise Church
"A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church"
8771 Park Blvd. Seminole
Comer of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-Lot
Sunday Service........................ 10:30 AM
Children's Church........................................10:30 AM
Pastor Jim&April Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM
Ordained Bible Foundations Class Nursery
Through Contemporary Worship Prayer
Rhema Bible 397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com
St. Matthew Catholic Church
9111 90th Avenue Seminole
Mass Daily Monday Saturday 8:30am
Saturday Vigil 4pm Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am
Interpreted Mass 9am
Rev. Patrick Rebel, Pastor 727-393-1288 /
St. Catherine of Siena
DAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am
Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am
4 CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
C& Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am
Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm
WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm
4/ Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass)
F 0 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir)
Parish Administration Office 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.org
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5. Make sense, with "up"
8. Enter the picture
16. Breakfast bowlful
17. Ram with head
18. Frozen fog
19. and terminer
20. Abbr. after a name
21. Kind of approval
22. Pig noises
25. "American _"
27. After-dinner selection
28. Type of drill
31. Deck (out)
32. Head, for short
34. Establishment of communication with
41. "What's ?"
49. Open carriage
51. Military wear
52. Sylvester, to Tweety
53. 2004 nominee
56. Low-growing evergreen shrubs
58. "Fried Green ___"
63. Put under water
64. Pale green insect
66. Cabinet div.
1. "___, humbug!"
2. "It's no !"
3. Fed. construction overseer
4. Japanese puzzle
7. "Silent Spring" subject
8. Off course
10. Grand ___ ("Evangeline" setting)
11. Paris attraction
12. Of an anode
13. Indian melodies
15. Deep cavity
20. "Arabian Nights" menace
22. Decide to leave, with "out"
23. Knowing, as a secret
24. Discussion of terms
26. Religious scholars
27. American Indian tent
29. ___ grecque (cooked in olive oil, lemon juice, wine,
and herbs, and served cold)
35. Like Santa's cheeks
36. ___uice (milk)
37. Time to attack
38. Carpentry tool
39. Barely beat, with "out"
43. "C'___la vie!"
44. TV's "___ and Greg"
47. Construction girder
48. Fit together
49. Cook, as clams
53. Doctor Who villainess, with "the"
55. Boss on a shield
57. Director's cry
58. Cooking meas.
59. Bauxite, e.g.
60. Clairvoyance, e.g.
61. Undertake, with "out"
4 6 9
9 2 1
5 9 8 1 7
6 5 1
4 1 3
4 7 6 9 2
2 7 5
9 1 4
Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way
that each row across, each column down and each
9-box square contains all of the numbers from one
from last week
from last week
June 24, 2010
December 22 January 19
Push too hard, Capricorn,
and you might be left to finish
all on your own. Not everyone
moves as fast as you do, so
give others a break. You will
make the deadline.
January 20 February 18
Generally you keep to your-
self, but this week, you will be
forced to come out of your
shell and meddle in a family
affair. Good luck, Aquarius.
February 19 March 20
A friend appears lost in
thought and has been that
way for days. Don't press
them too hard for informa-
tion, Pisces. You might not
like what they have to say.
March 21 April 19
Psst, Aries. Someone is not
being honest with you, and
you need to find out why. It
could be something serious. A
power play takes place at
April 20 May 20
Break the rules, and you
will pay for it, Taurus, maybe
not now, but in time. Walk
the straight and narrow. A
promise is kept at home, and
May 21 June 21
Frank discussions with
coworkers lead to a promising
resolution. Tirades of the
young make the atmosphere
at home heavy. Break the
tension with some fun, Gemi-
June 22 July 22
Relationship troubles cease
with an intervention. A pet
need grows. Get creative and
look for a way to bring the
problem to a satisfactory end,
July 23 August 22
Say too much, and you
could compromise the situa-
tion, Leo. Leave it be. A dead-
line is extended. Reorganize
and get down to business. A
charity is in need.
August 23 September 22
Enough, Virgo. Time to
close the door on the past
and move forward. A depar-
ture from the routine at home
gives everyone a much-need-
September 23 October 22
A project concludes, but
that doesn't have to mean the
end of the conversation. Con-
tinue to meet with your col-
leagues, Libra, and share
October 23 November 21
Impressing others is no
problem. Keeping them im
pressed, on the other hand, is
an entirely different matter,
Scorpio. With some thought,
you will find a way.
November 22 December 21
Give of yourself, Sagittar-
ius, and you will receive.
Reach out to those in need
and contribute to a cause.
Rewards will come in various
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Open Sunday, 1-4pm. 1108
Palm View Ave. 4-5BR/3.5BA,
3,800SF, new granite counter-
tops, 2 fireplaces, Mint condi-
tion. $779,000. Prudential
Tropical, Lenore Sabala,
LARGO: 397 Valencia Blvd.
screened patio, W/D, new A/C.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 1-4.
10416 Hetrick Circle W.
4BR/3BA/2CG Pool Home,
Bonus/ Family Rooms. New
Kitchen, Bath. Walk To
Osceola Middle/ H.S.
$136,700. Janet Elwood,
Prudential Tropical Realty.
TREASURE ISLAND, ISLE
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2,200sf, bonus room, new
kitchen, granite countertops,
newer A/C, roof, water heater,
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1,846 SF of living space with
upgrades galore! Beautiful
hardwood floors throughout,
new doors, windows, A/C and
a gorgeous updated kitchen
with custom cabinetry.
Hurricane shutters and a
12'x20' barn w/electric. Must
see this immaculate home!
RE/MAX Metro, Heidi Pecora,
(727)397-1800 for appt.
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Housing Act which makes it illegal to
advertise "any perence, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or
national origin, or an intention, to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status includes
children under the age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians; pregnant
women and people securing custody of
children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which s in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity
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HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The
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Water-view Condo, Overlook-
ing Tampa Bay & Golf Course.
New 50" Plasma TV, New
Furniture & Stainless Steel
2 Master Suites, 2 Bathrooms.
Condo, 55+, gated community.
Furnished. Laminate floors.
Updated. Newer A/C. $64,000.
Charles Rutenberg Realty
ISLAND ESTATES. 668 Snug
Island. 5BR/3BA/2CG, two
story home, pool, boat house.
SunStar Real Estate, Rosalyn
c717) 397-SS |
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.
Shores. On the Gulf. Beautiful
Views!! 2BR/2BA Condo,
washer/ dryer, 1,400sf, two
lanais. $360,000 to $495,000,
3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME
1,928 sq. ft., 2 car garage,
furnished, Intracoastal view,
ON THE BEACH,
3 bedroom, 2 bath,
Beach Place One Real Estate
Beachfront home, next to
public access. 750 EIDorado
Ave. $1,200,000. John Doran
SEMINOLE: SHADOW Lakes
2BR/2BA. Ground floor, near
shopping and SPC-Seminole.
$89,500. John Doran Realty,
FIVE TOWNS 55+
2BR/2BA, 1,735 SF, $129,000
1,245 SF, $78,900
2BR/2BA, 1,245 SF, $89,900
2BR/2BA, 1,135 SF,
Five Towns Action Realty
Largo Leader Belleair Bee
Thursday, July 1 @ 5 p.m.
Pinellas Park Beacon:
Friday, July 2 @ 5 p.m.
Sales & Rentals
20+ UNITS AVAILABLE
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft.,
1st floor, 55+, sunroom,
Furnished, new price!
2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft.
Sunroom, 55+, water
view, End unit,
2BR/1BA, 1,012 sq. ft.
3rd fl. new carpet, 55+,
Just reduced! $26,500
Lynn Evans, Realtor
Triplex. Three 1BR/1BA units,
ground floor, W/D. Owner
financing available. SunStar
Real Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
FIVE TOWNS, 55+.
2BR/2BA, Everything Brand
New: C/H/A, Hurricane
Shutters, Windows, Ceiling
Fans, Cabinets, Sink. Carport.
Move-in Condition! $80,000.
OAKHURST AREA, 2Br/2Ba,
overlooks small lake, WID,
covered parking, 55+,
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.
PALM HARBOR Townhome.
3BR/2BA/2CG, corner unit,
upgrades, community pool,
$265,000. Possible Lease
to Own or Trade. SunStar
Real Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
Nice Selection of Water-view
Condos from $200,000 to
$249,900. Shipwatch Realty.
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Friday, July 2 @ Noon
Editorial Press Releases
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BEACON LEADER BEE
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.
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME
including share. $27,000. Walk
to Wal-Mart, 55+ Park. St.
Pete/ Largo. (727)394-8427.
BEAUTIFUL 55+ MHP
We have many options to help
plan your retirement living.
Newer homes, homes for a
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Call Today! Ask for Renee,
CROSSWINDS MHP: 55+,
Near VA. Fully Furnished,
1BR/1BA, Florida Room, Extra
Bath, W/D. $25,750 Includes
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Doublewide, Furnished or
Unfurnished, washer/ dryer,
pool, clubhouse, $14,000. Will
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Call Michelle (727)657-2104
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on one acre. Great for church,
clubs, meetings, etc. For info
contact Realtor Anthony White.
OWNER SAYS SELL! Deep,
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only $79,900. Direct Ocean
Access. Adjoining lot sold for
$309,900! All amenities com-
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Close-out sale! July 9-11. Call
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Dahlonega, N. Georgia
mountains. 1, 2, & 3 bedroom
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Half-acre tracts starting
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NORTH CAROLINA MTNS.
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welcome! Monthly rentals
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NORTH CAROLINA: Be cool
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equipped. Views, pools, golf,
tennis & more. Sugar Moun-
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alty. (800)545-9475 or visit
SANTEE, Cooper Lake area,
South Carolina. Two acres
near 1-95. Beautiful building
tract, $19,900. Ask about E-Z
owner financing, low pay-
TENNESSEE MTNS: 435 ACS.
Timber, creek, river, natural gas
well, springs, city water, utili-
ties. Eight miles of trails.
$1,800/ac. Will divide into two
tracts. Call (888)836-8439 or
TN LAND: BANK FORCED
liquidation of Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property. Close-out sale! July
9-11. Priced pennies on the
dollar! All reasonable offers
accepted! Amenities! Call for
map and pricing:
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN CABIN
Galax area. Brand new! Great
views, private, fishing in
stocked trout stream! Two acs,
$159,500. Call owner:
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1-2BR: $290/week & up.
No lease required.
Ask about move-in specials!
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
W/D, fireplace, fenced yard,
$800/month. SunStar Real
Estate, Rosalyn Carlton,
Across Pinellas. 3/2s, 4/2s,
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EVENTS, from page 20
Church and Community Outreach
meets third Thursdays, 4 p.m., at the
Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N.
Church of the Isles Golf Group meets
Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., at the Pinecrest Golf
Course, 1200 Eighth Ave. SW Call 595
Clearwater Civitan Club meets first
and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at the
Countryside Country Club, 3001 Coun
tryside Blvd., Clearwater. Call 584-0461.
Clearwater Amateur Radio Society
meets second Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., in
the auditorium of the Red Cross Building,
624 Court St. Enter through the north
entrance. Call 415-1657.
Clearwater Chapter of Military Offi-
cers Association meets fourth Wednes
days, 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Cove
Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive.
All military officers, active duty, former or
retired, and their spouses are welcome.
Call Polly Tappa at 733-9405 for reserva
Clearwater Networking Group meets
Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Joe's Crab
Shack, 2730 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Call
Naiyana Nernginn at 298-0320.
Clearwater Women's Aglow Commu-
nity Lighthouse meets second Saturdays
at the Holiday Inn, 20967 U.S. 19 N. The
breakfast buffet is $6. Call 938-0808.
Colonial Dames of 17th Century
meets second Fridays in January, March,
May and November, noon, at Stacey's
Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N., Largo. Call
Connecticut State Society meets sec
ond Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Stacey's
Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N., Largo.
They also have trips and shows at group
discounts. People with no connection to
Connecticut are welcome to join. Dues
are $5 a year. Call 544-8506.
Council of Service Organizations,
Upper Pinellas, (CoSOUP), meets third
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., at the Long Cen
ter in the board room, second floor, 1501
N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call 733
Country Snowbirds meets for an open
jam session Fridays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.,
through April 4, at Heritage Village,
11909 125th St. N., Largo. Bring lawn
chairs, singing voices and instruments.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of
America Support Group meets first
Tuesdays at Morton Plant Education Cen
ter, 1234 Druid Ave., Clearwater, across
the street from the hospital entrance. Call
Dance to the Sounds of Bob and
Pegs, Thursdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at St.
Pete Beach Community Center, 7701
Boca Ciega Drive. Call 360-7910.
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion, Caladesi Chapter, meets third
Mondays, September to May, 12:30 p.m.,
at First United Methodist Church, Friend
ship Hall, 421 Main St., Dunedin. Call
Daughters of Italy Lodge No. 2825
meets last or fourth Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at
Countryside Public Library, 2741 State
Road 580, Clearwater. Open to Italian
and non-Italian women 18 years and
older. Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447
6890, 455-1521 or visit www.daughter
Daughters of Scotia meets first and
third Fridays. Call 393-5612.
Democratic Women's Club of Upper
Pinellas meets fourth Mondays, 11:30
a.m., at Stacey's Buffet, 1451-A N. Mis
souri Ave., Largo, Call Mary Freeman at
Disabled American Veterans Chapter
11, hosts a pancake breakfast first Satur
days, 8 to 11 a.m., at 219 South Betty
Lane, Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8
and younger). Call 631-0185.
Dunedin Masonic Lodge No. 192
meets second and fourth Mondays, 7:30
p.m., at 1297 Michigan Blbd, Dunedin.
Call 733-2597 or visit www.dunedinl92.
Dunedin Newcomers Club of Greater
Dunedin meets second Thursdays, 11:30
a.m. to 3 p.m., for lunch, a speaker and
cards. For location, call Sylvia at 736
Embassy Mobile Home Park plays
bingo on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
6:30 p.m., through October; Mondays
and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning in
November. Embassy is at 16416 U.S. 19
N. Call Angie Wickham at 530-9221.
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