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: Election turnout nears 25 percent
by BOB McCLURE
Nine-year-old Amruta Kakare, left, of Seminole battles Morgan McPherson, 10, of Seminole in a
jousting contest. Children participating in the various summer camps at the Seminole Recreation
Center got to enjoy some additional amenities Aug.18 during Carnival Day.
ity open to possibility
commission budget session.
City Manager Mac Craig said city officials are
going out to meet with a golf course manage-
ment team from St. Petersburg.
"They don't come and run the golf course;
they are just giving us guidance on how to run
the golf course." he said.
Mayor Pat Gerard said she would also like the
city to look at private firms that would run the
golf course profitably for the city.
Commissioner Mary Black said she had the
same recommendation but didn't want to wait a
year to start the process. She also suggested
possibly leasing the golf course.
"We have a projected budget so we have a
projected cost for operating it that we could put
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Rain greeted voters who waited until Election Day to
cast their ballots in several primary and nonpartisan
race ly 25 percent ofPinellas County's 601.136 regis-
tered voters took part in the Aug. 24 primary election
that decided the Republican candidate for one county
commission seat. as well as several state and federg
contenders for the Nov. 2 general election.
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah
Clark was pleased with the tumout. especially as com-
pared to 2008 when only 12.48 percent of county's vot-
ers took part in the election.
"I always want tumouts to be higher, but I think this
is a good tumout given the poor weather and based on
the fact that our average tumout for primary elections
is 20 percent." she said.
Results were delayed Tuesday night because an ad-
viser carrying memory sticks from polling places was
sideswiped at the intersection of Curlew Road and
County Road One in Palm Harbor, according to Nancy
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elections office. Whitlock said the adviser was not in-
jured, and a deputy was sent to pick up the memory
sticks and deliver them to the Election Service Center
Of the 147.315 ballots cast. 58.7 percent were by
mail. 1.9 percent. early voting and 39.4 percent at the
polls on Election Day.
Incumbent Pinellas County Commissioner Susan
Latvala. District 4. stood against two challengers in her
bid for the Republican Party's candidate in the Novem-
ber el 8 n. Lawda held thetleadsthrdagh at the night
of elections website. Latvala received 43.50 percent of
the 22.816 votes cast. Challenger Beverley Billiris came
in second with 30 percent. or 6.879 votes, and Carl
Folkman brought in 26 percent.
Pinellas County School Board
Two at-large school board positions were up for grabs
in the Aug. 24 election. Terry B. Krassner came out on
top in the race for school board. District 2. with 69 per-
cent of the vote. Incumbent Peggy O'Shea was the win-
ner in District 3 with 61 percent.
Incumbent Linda Lemer picked up nearly 60 percent
to keep her District 6 seat.
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By TOM GERMOND
IARGO Some city commissioners suggested
Aug. 19 that the city consider leasing the finan-
cially strapped Largo Municipal Golf Course to
Commissioner Harriet Crozier said she has
been hearing from residents who don't like the
idea that the city has been putting money into
the golf course. Crozier said she would be willing
"for a year to give them (the golf course) some
money." but added that city officials don't know
how to run it as a business.
-After maybe a year if I'm still on the commis-
sion. I will be asking for somebody to be looking
at possibly that's our land, we keep it, we lease
it to a business that would run it as a golf
course and gives us money." Crozier said, at the
Photo by TOM GERMOND
City officials are looking for ways to increase usage at the Largo Golf
Unemployment in July rose from 11.6 to 11.8 per-
cent in Pinellas County and the Tampa-St. Peters-
burg-Clearwater metro area lost 4.400 jobs the
biggest loss in the state.
July's unemployment numbers for Pinellas County
from the state Agency for Workforce Innovation show
an increase of 2.435 in the overall labor force. The
state reported the county's labor force totaled 451.618
in July as compared to 449.183 in June.
In addition, more people were reported as employed.
According to the state. 1.282 more had jobs in July.
398.380 as compared to 397.098 in June.
However. more people also were unemployed.
53.238 in July to 52.085 in June.
The county ranked No. 34 overall with Hendry
County at No. 1 with 19.7 percent unemployment
Walton County had the lowest in July at 7.5 per-
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan
statistical area includes the counties of Hernando.
with unemployment of 14.3 percent; Hillsborough.
12.2 percent. Pasco. 12.9 percent; and Pinellas with
The unemployment rate for the local metro area
rose from 12.1 to 12.3. The area ranks No. 10 on the
list of 23 areas in the state. The Palm Coast MSA
ranks No. 1 with 15.6 percent unemployment. and
Crestview-Ft. Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranks No. 23
with 7.9 percent.
Statewide the number of jobs is up by 2.700 com-
pared to last year. State officials said the increase is
the first since June 2007.
The industry gaining the most in the past year is
private education and health services. 36.700 jobs.
The industry losing the most jobs over the year is con-
The state unemployment rose marginally. 11.5 per-
cent as compared to 11.4 percent in June.
The national unemployment rate for July was 9.5.
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Dave Edwards has 26 peacocks at his
home at 3565 76th Terrace, and from
their feathers he creates colorful art
pieces ranging from wall plaques to head
He also raises bees that produce
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Edwards moved to Pinellas Park decades
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abled in a 1997 occupational accident.
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Belcher Road utility
WOrk under way
LARGO A major utility project is
under way on Belcher Road between
East Bay Drive and Bryan Dairy Road.
Largo City Manager Mac Craig said
Aug. 17 the project includes the installa-
tion of a 48-inch water main and other
"It's going to take 14 months for it to
happen." he said.
The work will be completed in phases.
Entrance ways will be maintained for
residential and commercial properties.
"But the road on the east side of
Belcher will become two-way traffic dur-
ing the times of construction." Craig
said. "So there will be times when you
can use the road and there will be times
when you can't."
Everyone who lives along the road is
supposed to receive information from the
county on the project.
The project's cost is $7.5 million.
According to the county's website, the
existing 48-inch water main was con-
structed in the mid-1970s with a materi-
al later discovered to be defective. This
segment is the last of over 12 miles of de-
fective pipe to be replaced. The work in-
cludes connections to existing water
mains. valves, fittings. taps. line stops.
fire hydrants. air release assemblies,
testing. plugging. disinfection, trenchless
crossing at Ulmerton Road. maintenance
lofttraffic oad reconstruction, and all re-
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By TOM GERMOND
LARGO City commissioners plan to keep open the nature cen-
ter at McGough Park.
City officials had proposed closing the center at the park be-
cause of budget constraints. but they now plan to add funding for
the center in their proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which
begins Oct. 1.
"My intent in this budget process is to keep the nature center
open." said Mayor Pat Gerard at the City Commission's Aug. 19
work session on the proposed budget. "Just to go on record with
Many people who use the park. which is located on 146h Street
North just north of Walsingham Road. have pleaded with commis-
stoners to keep open the center. A new organization called Friend
of McGough. Bonner and the Nature Preserve has been searching
for additional funding for the park. Residents have touted the cen-
ter's educational value to children.
Stephanie Wager, a teacher at Anona Elementary School. told
commissioners recently that students leam about various plants
and animals at the nature center.
"I think it's great." she said. when told Aug. 23 about plans to
keep it open. 'They (the nature center) do so much in the commu-
Closing the center at the park and eliminating educational pro-
gramming would result in a savings of $55.800. city records say.
Meanwhile, the status of the Largo Central Park Nature Pre-
serve. located off East Bay Drive. remains in limbo.
Assistant City Manager Mike Staffopoulos said the city is in the
process of "defining the extent of the issues at the property. Look-
ing at both the soil and groundwater."
Unemployment on the rise in Pinellas, state says
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Description: "Come enjoy an aftemoon filled with fun and entertain-
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Silver Screen Classics, A History of the Movies, Thursday, Sept. 30,
noon, Largo Community Center.
Description: "Enjoy an aftemoon of viewing a classic movie on our
20-foot screen. Refreshments will be sold and information on the
movie will be handed out. Movies are shown in the auditorium."
Call 518-3131 for movie titles and more information.
Citizens' Academy of Largo 2010 begins Monday, Sept. 20, 6 until
8:30 p.m., Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave.
Description: "The city of Largo is now accepting applications for the
2010 Citizens' Academy. This is your chance to talk with city leaders,
operate a side-loader and get a behind the scenes tour of the Largo
Cultural Center. Largo's Citizens' Academy is your hands-on solution
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Afternoon tea dances, Thursday, Sept. 9, 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.,
Largo Community Center.
Description: "Enjoy an aftemoon of dancing to the big band sounds
of the Ellis Hale Combo. Dress is casual. Refreshments are sold at the
event. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Purchase tickets at the
Sunset Sounds, Friday, Sept. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Ulmer Park, 301 West
Description: "This free music series showcases the diversity of local
and regional musicians on the second Friday of every month. This
month enjoy Geezer and the Time Train Band. Dine at a nearby
restaurant or bring a picnic supper. Sprawl out on your favorite comfy
blanket and spend some time with your family and friends as you un-
wind from the week and set the tone for a great weekend. For more in-
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Grandparent's day at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400
Highland Ave. NE, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.
Description: "For Grandparent's Day, the grandparent will be admit-
ted free and receive a gift with one paid admission. This event is spon-
sored by Missing Links."
Call 518-3018 for more information or visit LargoPools.com.
Community Center luncheon and show, Thursday, Sept. 16, noon
until 2 p.m., Largo Community Center.
Description: "Hungry for a great meal? Looking for some inexpensive
entertainment? Come get your tickets for our monthly luncheon. Tick-
ets are just $10 which includes a full meal and a 1 hour show. You
must purchase tickets ahead of time. There will be no tickets sold at
McGough's big birthday bash, saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. until
noon, McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th st. N.
Description: "Enjoy a day at the park and help us celebrate Mc-
Gough Nature Center's 20th birthday. Enjoy guided hikes, turtle pre-
sentations, an owl encounter, activities for children and adults and
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The following events were provided by the city ofLargo.
Highland recreation block party, sponsored by Chick-fil-A, satur-
day, Aug. 28, noon until 3 p.m., Highland Recreation Complex.
Description: "Come and see what all the Highland Recreation Com-
plex has to offer. Free demonstrations, trial classes, hot dogs, popcom,
The Paul Cotton Band featuring Paul Cotton from POCO with spe-
cial guest Robbie Dupree, Aug. 28, 8 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, call
Description: "Multi gold and platinum, legendary guitarist, singer
and composer of over half of POCO's catalog! Paul Cotton with very
special guest Robbie Dupree is coming to the Largo Cultural Center.
Cotton's best known song that he wrote with POCO includes The
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of the Summer Concert series.
Square dances, Fridays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:30 until 9:45 p.m.,
Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth st. NW.
Description: "Are you interested in square dancing? Well, we have
one of the best callers in the country right here at the Largo Communi-
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Train weekend, saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.
Description: "Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on
the first full weekend of every month in sunny Largo Central Park. For
a schedule of dates as well as pictures from this event, go to Largo-
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tions are expected to help keep the trains running!"
Call 587-6775 or visit LargoEvents.com.
Swing dance, saturday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 7 until 11 p.m.,
Largo Community Center.
Description: "Looking for a fun saturday night? Then come on down
to the Largo Community Center. Enjoy a night of dancing from 7 to 11
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Based on the costs involved and
the benefits derived from it, the
city "is better off just going with a
standard building," Holmes said.
Mayor Pat Gerard disagreed.
"I'm totally invested in having
this be an energy-efficient build-
ing," she said. "It would be really
stupid to build a building that's
not energy efficient."
However, Gerard said she had
mixed feelings about whether the
building should have the LEEDS
City continues discussion on recreation center design
By TOM GERMOND efficiency, emissions reductions, you have really done that or not is is expected to take between 10
indoor environmental quality and The design phase of the Highland by going through the actual certi- and 12 months and the construc-
LARGO City commissioners other elements. Recreation Center is expected to take fiction process." tion phase ayear.
are mulling over whether they Commissioner Curtis Homes Discussion of the contract will The current complex, located
want construction of the Highland said he didn't see how spending between 10 and 12 months and the continue. Commissioners asked on Highland Avenue, was built in
Recreation Complex to be certified $90,000 on the LEED certification construction phase a year. The current staff to determine the design cost 1972 and has leaks and other
through an internationally recog- adds much to the building. savings in the building the High- structural problems.
nized green building system. "This is going to be a utility COmplex, located on Highland Avenue, land Recreation Complex to LEED City officials plan to finance the
The issue came up during the building," he said. 'You are going WRS built in 1972 and has leaks and other standards without applying for project through a bank loan
City Commission's discussion to have the doors open and closed LEED certification. backed by Penny for Pinellas
Aug. 17 on a proposed $1.7 mil- all the time." Structural problems. The design phase of the pro
lion contract for design services
for the $13 million project. Gould
Evans Associates of Tampa has
been selected to design the
40,000-square-foot complex on
the site of the current building.
Commissioners raised several
questions about LEED certifica-
tion, which was developed by the
U.S. Green Building Council. The
process provides verification that
a building was designed and con-
structed meeting certain stan-
dards for energy savings, water
Commissioner Woody Brown
said he thinks the city should
"build to LEEDS standards, just
not necessarily have somebody
with a checklist that costs
Commissioner Mary Black
agrees that the city should build
the recreation center to the certifi-
cation level without having the
Gerard asked Assistant city
Manager Henry Schubert if there
were any benefits to the city of
having documentation that the
building is LEEDS certified.
"I think it shows we truly be-
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That we believe in energy efficien-
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what's required in the building
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he said. "And the only way you
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Leader, August 26, 2010
On behalf of the station's commanding officer,
who was away training, Gilbride expressed grati-
tude to the community organizers and sponsors of
"Just to see everybody show up for this birthday
party is absolutely phenomenal," he said.
The appreciation was reflected down the ranks.
"I'm happy to see all of them coming here," said
Lt. Rand Semke, commenting on the "great
tumout" as he resumed from the buffet line. "We
don't get a lot of one-on-one with the community
leaders. So, I'm very appreciative for them to put it
on for us."
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, and U.S. Rep.
Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, both sent represen-
tatives to pass on their appreciation to the Coast
Guard air station.
The ceremony ended with a birthday cake, which
Gilbride cut with a Coast Guard officers' sword and
the help of Cleanvater Chamber of Commerce Pres-
ident/CEO Bob Clifford and Navy League President
The Coast Guard officially celebrates its inception
on Aug. 4, the day in 1790 in which Congress first
authorized 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade
laws on the seas. The service, known as the Rev-
enue Marine or the Revenue Cutter service, merged
with the Life-Saving Service in 1915, taking on its
modern name. It currently serves under the De-
partment of Homeland Security in times of peace
and under the Navy Department in times of war.
Air station Clearwater, the nation's largest and
biggest Coast Guard station, was established after
the station commissioned in st. Petersburg moved
next to the st. Petersburg/Cleanvater Intemational
Airport in 1976.
After the ceremony, guests were treated to a tour
of the air station itself.
By JULIANA A. TORRES
CLEARWATER In celebration of the U.S. Coast
Guard's 220th birthday, the Clearwater Regional
Chamber of Commerce and the Navy League threw
a party at Air station Cleanvater Thursday, Aug.
19, complete with birthday cake, red, white and
blue-colored balloons and of remarks of gratitude
"We truly look at you as family," Clearwater
Mayor Frank Hibbard said to the packed room,
where Coast Guard personnel, their families and
community leaders finished a catered meal. "We are
celebrating obviously (the Coast Guard's) 220
years, but what we are really celebrating is your
service to all of us. We thank you so much."
The speakers Thursday evening heralded the sta-
tion's recent accomplishments, including its efforts
in responding to and containing the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill.
"Not one drop of oil got anywhere near Pinellas
County," Commissioner Neil Brickfield said. "We
can't thank you enough. Congratulations on your
Commander Timothy Gilbride spoke for the sta-
tion itself, reminding the audience of its history, as
well as the "pivotal role" its guardsmen played in
the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12.
During the first 12 hours after the earthquake,
many of station's guardsmen received the "highest
honors" for their quick response and efforts to pro-
vide medical aid and evacuate the critically injured,
Additionally, the photos station personnel took of
the devastation in Haiti as the sun rose the next
morning, were critical in the initial decisions the
White House made in regards to relief efforts,
Commander Timothy Gilbride speaks on behalf of the Clearwater Air Station during the U.S. Coast Guard's
220th birthday celebration held at Air Station Clearwater Thursday.
By LESTER R. DAILEY
CLEARWATER What a difference two months
make. At its June 17 meeting, the City Council
took just two minutes to turn thumbs-down on a
plan to extend Cleanvater's serving deadline for al-
coholic beverages by an hour, to 3 a.m.
"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 that time.
But a lot of things have happened since then.
Not only does Largo, which borders Clearwater on
the south, have a 3 a.m. closing time, but the
Pinellas County Commission established a county-
wide closing time of 3 a.m. Now Dunedin, which
borders Cleanvater on the north, has approved the
first reading of extending closing time to 3 a.m. as
well. Individual municipalities were allowed to opt
out of the countrywide closing time and establish
earlier closing times of their own, and Cleanvater
intended to do just that
"In the interest of the public health, safety and
welfare, the Clearwater city Council wants to
maintain the current closing hour of 2 a.m. for al-
coholic beverage establishments," an Aug. 18 staff
The council went into its Aug. 18 meeting ex-
pecting to rubber-stamp a proposal to keep the
city's tavem closing time at 2 a.m., but an amaz-
ing thing happened. After listening to 16 speakers
from the tourism and hospitality industries, all of
whom favored a 3 a.m. closing time, the council
unanimously reversed its previous position and
voted not to opt out of the countrywide 3 a.m. clos-
"I don't know that I've ever experienced such a
180 (degree turn) since I've sat on this dais,"
Mayor Frank Hibbard said.
The speakers' arguments fit into two categories:
economic and safety-related. If Clearwater's bars
closed at 2 a.m. and nearby bars were open an
hour later, they said, partiers would go to the bars
with the later closing time.
"I'm struggling, as is everybody with this econo-
my, and I'd like the opportunity to make that extra
money," said Carrie Weimer, owner of the
Seabreeze II bar. She said that an extra $100 a
night would add $3,000 a month to her bottom
Bill Shephard, owner of Shephard's Beach Re-
sort, noted that the Tampa Bay area will be host-
ing several large events in the near future.
"Cleanvater wants to keep a piece of that pie,"
Shepherd said. "We don't want to put ourselves at
Darlene Cole, president of the Cleanvater Beach
Chamber of Commerce said that many of Clearwa-
ter's visitors come from Europe.
"Their evening is much later than what our nor-
mal evening is for us," Cole said. "Their expecta-
tions are that we are open later."
Some speakers wamed that if Clearwater's 108
bars closed at 2 a.m., people visiting or living in
Cleanvater would go to nearby cities to drink, and
then drive home drunk at 3 a.m. Clearwater Police
Chief Tony Holloway said that that argument had
some merit, and he had no objection to a 3 a.m.
closing time, although it would require some jug-
gling of his officers' work schedules.
This is really a tough decision," Councilman
Paul Gibson said. "We've basically been put in a
box by those around us. I hate the box we're in."
"I think the best action we can take is no ac-
tion," Vice Mayor John Doran said, adding that he
doesn't want Cleanvater to become "an island of 2
o'clock establishments in a sea of3 o'clock."
While agreeing to do nothing, which had the ef-
feet of ratifying the 3 a.m. closing time, the council
vowed to review the matter within a year to see
how it is working.
By HARLAN WEIKLE
BELLEAIR A last minute delay in the proposed
submerged wetland protection agreement between
Belleair and southwest Florida Water Management
District halted passage of the ordinance Aug. 17.
The delay was prompted by Belleair resident
George Cantonis, who pointed out that the agree-
ment contains no "exclusion" to hold the town
harmless in the event that in future some munici-
pal project resulted in damage to the protected
"You're hoisting yourself on your own petard,"
Cantons said. "I'd love to be an attorney if the
town ever got sued."
"I am absolutely in favor of this ordinance," Can-
tonis told the commission. "I just want to be cer-
tain that we're protected from any improvements
that might harm the seagrass beds."
Town Attorney David Ottinger responded by
agreeing with Cantonis.
"I think you raise a fair point and I believe the
country club also owns some land adjacent to the
area in question," Ottinger said. "We may want to
Mayor Gary Katica asked, "Will a review delay
"No sir," replied Town Clerk Donna Carlen.
"Then I think we should take the time and make
sure the attomeys and SWFWMD are in the same
loop," Katica said.
The agreement which states, "It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person to trespass on, dump trash or in
any way disturb or destroy the seagrass located
within certain submerged wetlands," is crafted to
protect submerged wetlands below a stretch of Bel-
leair's western shoreline particularly in an area
known as "the Bluffs."
With the agreement Belleair would receive a
grant of $2.5 million to stabilize the bluffs. Tampa
Bay Engineering, contracted by the town earlier
this year, presented plans for that project during a
special meeting Aug. 5 attended by about 60 resi-
dents. The plan calls for the removal of several old
growth oak trees in order to prevent further erosion
of The Bluffs.
Some residents at that meeting questioned the
plans which call for removal of any trees at grade
with or below the Bluffs edge, backfilling the slop
and erecting a gabion wall, a wire mesh retaining
wall filled with rubble stone sometimes called
"riprap." The wall would be topped by a metal rail-
others spoke in favor of the engineered option
citing the potential threat of further erosion to the
Bluffs, possibly extending inland as far as the
roadway and beyond to residential property on
"When?" remarked Town Manager Micah
Maxwell in answer to a question from the audi-
ence. "It could happen in 20 years or 50 or it could
happen tomorrow, there is no way of knowing."
Belleair resident scott Rogers angrily called for a
town referendum when he heard the engineer's
plans included replacing the old growth trees with
"Grade A" trees.
"What's a Grade A tree," Rogers asked?
"A 16-inch pine," replied arborist Chip Zimmer-
By the end of the Aug. 5 meeting, Maxwell as-
sured the audience that any recommendations
from residents would be heard.
"We're going to take another look at this and
consider everyone's suggestions."
The vote on the agreement with SWFWMD will
be held Sept. 8 during the regular commission
Following Tuesday's meeting Commissioner Tom
Shelly said, "The town manager assured me that
the plans would be presented at the Sept. 8 meet-
ing and everyone's question would be addressed."
Shelly said the engineer's plans would clearly
show every tree that was to be removed.
Asked why the engineering plans were not at-
tached to the ordinance for submerged wetland
conservation, Shelly replied, "They probably
should be," adding, "however if there is any
chance that the Bluffs would be destroyed by this
project, I'd do everything in my power to stop it,
TURNOUT, from page 1A
ty's votes in the Republican primary race for state rep-
resentative, District 48, which covers parts of Pinellas
and Pasco counties. His vote total for both counties
was 56 percent.
Democrat Darryl Ervin Rouson received 78 percent
of Pinellas County's vote for state representative, Dis-
trict 55, which includes part of the southeast side of
Pinellas as well as portions of Hillsborough, Manatee
and Sarasota counties. He received 74 percent of
votes throughout the district.
Other federal races
Incumbent Kathy Castor took a commanding lead
with nearly 91 percent of Pinellas County's vote and
85 percent overall for the democratic candidate for
representative in Congress, District 11, which covers
south St. Petersburg and parts of Hillsborough Coun-
Mike Prendergast took in 39 percent of Pinellas
County's vote in the Republican primary race for rep-
resentative in Congress, District 11. He garnered 47
percent of the district vote.
Castor and Prendergast will face off on Nov. 2.
Democrats favored Anita de Palma for their candi-
date in the Nov. 2 race for representative in Congress,
District 9, which covers northem Pinellas, eastern
Hillsborough and parts of Pasco counties. In Pinellas,
she received nearly 57 percent of the vote, and dis-
trict-wide, she received 59 percent.
6th Circuit judges
Pinellas and Pasco county voters took part in se-
lecting the winners in the races for 6th Circuit judge.
The winners are:
Patrice Moore, Group 20, 51 percent.
Michael Francis Andrews, Group 29, 54 percent
Kimberly "Kim" Todd, Group 30, 54 percent
Two runoff elections will decide the winners in
Group 18 and Group 27.
Voters will make final determinations on Nov. 2, be-
tween Patricia "Trish" Muscarella and Kathryn Marie
Welsh for Group 18, and Keith Meyer and Jeff O'Brien
for Group 27.
In the final county race, Thomas B. Freeman re-
ceived nearly 69 percent in the race for county judge,
The full results are available at www.votepinellas
Voters in District 7 will choose between Lewis "Lew"
Williams and James "Jim" Jackson during a runoff
election on Nov. 2. Williams received almost 40 per-
cent of the vote; Jackson came in second with 33 per-
cent and Keisha Bell picked up 27 percent.
Runoff elections are held in nonpartisan races when
no candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote.
The race for the Republican govemor candidate was
neck and neck in Pinellas with Bill McCollum and
Rick Scott both receiving 44 percent. Statewide, Scott
came out on top with 46 percent to McCollum's 43
Alex Sink took the clear majority in the race for the
Democratic candidate. Sink took in 81 percent of the
vote in Pinellas. Statewide she picked up nearly 77
Sink and Scott will battle it out for the job of Flori-
da's governor on Nov. 2.
U.S. Senate race
The race for United States senator is another hot
topic in Florida politics. Republican candidate Marco
Rubio was most popular with Pinellas voters, receiv-
ing nearly 80 percent of the vote. Statewide, Rubio re-
ceived 85 percent.
Democrat Kendrick B. Meek beat out all four of his
challengers, receiving 60 percent of the vote in Pinel-
las and 57 percent statewide.
Meek and Rubio will take on Charlie Crist, who is
running as an independent, in the Nov. 2 election.
Other state races
Republicans picked Pam Bondi as their candidate
for attomey general. Bondi gamered 58 percent of the
vote in Pinellas and 38 percent statewide. Democrats
favored Dale Gelber. He received 63 percent of the
local vote and nearly 59 percent in the state.
Republican Richard Corcoran won support from
the voters for state representative, District 45, which
includes north Pinellas and Pasco counties. According
to the state Division of Elections, he received 43 per-
cent of the total vote. He received 40 percent in Pinel-
Peter F. Nehr received 56 percent of Pinellas Coun-
CENTER, from page 1A
have meetings with the agency to discuss the issue.
"At this point it is still premature to know what
the total impact will be to the city," he said.
Certain portions of the Nature Preserve have been
closed because of concems about arsenic contami-
The action stems from elevated levels of arsenic
found in 2004 in isolated areas of the preserve.
As more soil samples are taken, city officials are
continuing to have conversations with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection to make
sure the city is moving in the right direction,
Staffopoulos said. The agency has worked well with
the city, he said, in terms of allowing the city to
City Finance Director Kim Adams said golf course officials have
been working hard to cut expenditures, and "the course is running
as efficiently on a cost basis as it can."
"The problem with the golf course really has been the revenue.
The golf course industry has been down for a lot of reasons," he
said. "Not just in our courses but nationwide."
The golf course was also closed while it was being renovated in
2007, affecting revenue, Adams said.
"A lot of those people probably went somewhere else and maybe
some of those people that didn't come back. We don't know," he
Five-year projections show only slight increases in users' fees, and
city officials expect to transfer $200,000 from their operating budget
into the golf course fund for the next fiscal year.
Under a marketing plan, city officials plan to offer discounts, such
as for residents with a city recreation card. They also may offer dis-
counts for golfers on their next round if they book their tee times
when they finish playing.
The golf course has averaged about 3,849 rounds per month for
the first 10 months of the fiscal year, which began Oct. 1.
The 18-hole Largo Golf Course is located on Vonn Road, between
Walsingham and Wilcox roads.
GOLF COURSE, from page 1A
"Perhaps it would be better though to talk to someone and have
someone do an evaluation and see what they think it would cost,"
Commissioner Woody Brown also had concems about the lack of
"My biggest hang up with the golf course is the fact that the pro-
jections with the new marketing program and all are still not going
to get us in five years to the level we were in 2008," Brown said.
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Suspect charged with selling
alcohol to minor
IARGO Police officers using an investigative aide
Aug. 5 conducted a compliance detail to ensure local
businesses were adhering to state law as they relate
to the sale of alcohol and tobacco to underage per-
During this detail, Raj's Food and Beverage, locat-
ed at 12185 Indian Rocks Road, sold alcohol to an
underage person. Mohammed Shamsul Alam, 52'
was arrested for selling the alcohol and charged ac-
co ic the arrest of Alam, the Largo Police Depart-
ment has received additional complaints that the il-
legal sale of tobacco and alcohol was still occurring
at Raj's Food and Beverage. As a result of these com-
plaints, the Largo Police Department conducted an-
other compliance detail on Aug. 18.
As a result of this detail, Alam was arrested again.
He was again charged with the misdemeanor of sell-
ing alcohol to a person under 21. Additionally, he
was also charged with selling tobacco to a minor.
Alam was booked into Pinellas County Jail and re-
leased on $500 bond.
Man charged with stealing
DUNEDIN A Dunedin man was arrested Aug. 12
and is accused of stealing $264,036 from his 91-
year-old mother, according to a Pinellas County
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manipulated the mother into obtaining two equity
lines of credit against the property she owns.
The investigation revealed that in June of 2004
and November of 2004, Jones used deception and
misrepresentations to obtain funds, assets and
property belonging to his mother with a value of
$264,036. This was done while he was acting in a
position of trust and confidence as his mother's
"power of attorney." Including in that amount of
money are two home equity lines of credit owed to
Bank of America of more than $222,000, leaving the
victim with debt higher than the value of her once
paid for primary residence, the report said.
Jones also reportedly used his mother's excellent
credit rating and zero credit card balance history to
run up balances of $16,000 on a Discover Card and
$25,000 on a JPMorgan Chase Master Card, the re-
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out what he was doing. As a result,
JPMorgan/Chase is taking legal action against
Jones and his mother and has frozen parts of her re-
maining financial assets.
The victim now faces countless calls from credi-
tors, ruined credit, and has had to retain an attorney
to try to keep her home that she has lived in since
Jones is charged with theft from a person 65 and
older and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in
lieu of $100,000 bond.
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By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Pinellas County Commission-
ers said no Aug. 17 to a staff plan to charge park
fees. Instead, the $900,000 budget shortfall will
come from the $20 million stabilization reserve
Assistant County Administrator Mark Woodard
said projections show annual revenues of $2.7
million coming from fees of $5 at Fort De soto and
$3 for regional parks, including Heritage Village,
Weedon Island and Brooker Creek preserves. An
annual pass of $75 also was proposed, as well as
half-price admission at Fort De soto Park for peo-
ple with proof of participation in the Food stamp
or WIC program.
This is the second year the commissioners have
said no to staff plans to balance the park budget
with user fees, and for the second year Commis-
sioner Calvin Harris championed the cause of free
"For a lot of people, the ability to access the
parks is the only form of recreation they have,"
Harris said. "We're just not at a point where we
need to charge."
Harris objected to spending one-time money of
$1.1 million for pay and display devices, tollbooths
and road improvements for Fort De soto needed to
collect the fees. staff estimated annual recurring
cost for operations and maintenance at $662,000,
which includes $410,000 for 12 full-time and two
Harris said instead of spending money to charge
park fees, the commission should make sure that
parks were available to "all our citizens, regardless
of ability to pay."
Taxpayers paid for parks and preserve lands,
"When they (the public) said they wanted to buy
land to put aside, I bet they didn't think they
would have to pay to see it," he said. "Maybe two
years down the road we'll have to do this (fees) but
we're not in such dire straits now."
Fees are needed to meet fiscal year 2011 budget
targets and keep the parks open seven days a
week, according to a staff report.
Commissioner Nancy Bostock said she was con-
cerned about the 25 percent administration cost to
collect fees, especially when added to the one-time
She suggested looking at the budget as a whole
and giving priority to spending that benefited the
most. She said parks have a recreational and eco-
nomic advantage and benefit local residents, sea-
sonal visitors and tourists.
Harris and Commissioner Ken Welch advocated
using some of the additional money from revised
property tax revenue estimates. The $2.7 million
was budgeted to go into the stabilization fund,
which totals $20 million.
Commissioner Susan Latvala spoke in favor of
the fees, saying it was just a matter of time before
the county would have to charge.
"We can take it (budget shortfall) from the $20
million, but we'll be back next year doing the same
thing," she said.
She said while implementing fees is "distaste-
ful," all the larger counties "have already done it
Putting off the decision is "kicking the can down
the road," she said. "We need the money to keep
the parks staffed. I think it's a mistake not to do
Latvala joined the other commissioners in the
end and supported the plan to take money from
the stabilization fund.
Commissioner Karen Seel agreed without the
fees, next year's budget would be challenging.
"If we do this we have to prove it (charging fees)
will take care of it (parks budget needs)," she said.
Seel and Latvala said parks already were experi-
encing some loss in quality due to past budget
cuts. Latvala said it was important to have enough
money to "sustain the assets (parks)."
Bostock said no additional money was budgeted
to restore services cut in past years.
County Administrator Bob LaSala told commis-
stoners during early discussions on park fees that
there was no intent for the fees to be used exclu-
sively for park needs.
"We don't have to do this now," Welch said. "I
won't support it."
The commissioners asked for proposals for addi-
tional cost-savings in an attempt to avert the mil-
lage increase. Staff came back with four proposals
totaling cuts of$1.8 million.
The commissioners approved three of the four to
be included in the final budget proposal.
First responder contractors will return nearly
$580,000 in EMS reserves. Funding for one
paramedic position for Squad 26 at Pinellas Sun-
coast Fire and Rescue District will be eliminated for
a savings of $484,750. Funding of $312,500 to
Bayflite also will be eliminated.
The commissioners voted against cuts to Rescue
19 at station 19 in the Lealman Fire District. The
$451,000 needed to restore funding for paramedic
positions will come from EMS reserves.
Lealman residents, as well as officials with the
fire district, objected strongly to eliminating the
funding for two paramedic positions at station 19.
The concem was increased response times for the
westem edge of station 19's coverage area.
staffs proposal included cutting two paramedic
positions for Rescue 19 and adding funding for one
paramedic position for station 16 in the Pinellas
Park Fire District. station 16 is located about one
Pinellas Park uses station 16 to provide service to
Kenneth City. The Lealman Fire District canceled its
contract with Kenneth City. station 16 has no coun-
ty-funded paramedic positions.
Proposed cuts in the environmental code enforce-
ment budget was another matter of concem, espe-
cially estimated increases in response time of two
days to 18 to 20 days for complaints.
The time until a follow up inspection would
change from the current average of 22 days to 42
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one manager. The commissioners voted unanimous-
ly to restore $1.1 million to save two positions.
Pete Yauch, director of public works and trans-
portation, talked about cost-saving measures, in-
cluding efforts to work with the cities to share code
enforcement responsibilities. He said the situation
did not look promising due to the variety in codes.
Assistant County Administrator Mark Woodard
said parking of RVs was a good example of code dif-
2 allow them to be parked in the front and
side of a residence; another side but not the front.
Some allow the side with a visual barrier," he said.
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Potential solutions for the future include chang-
ing county code to allow for enclaves within cities to
adhere to city code, adding overlays on the county
map to show jurisdiction within different areas and
The commissioners also voted to restore
$120,000 to the drug court budget. The concern
was without the additional funding, the burden of
expense would shift to the jails.
Drug court provides substance abuse treatment
as an altemative to incarceration.
In 2009, drug court received $758,000 from the
county. In 2010, the budget was cut to $600,000.
LaSala's budget proposed an additional cut of
$120,000 to $480,000, which the commissioners
said was too much.
Commissioner Susan Latvala said the drug prob-
lem was worse now than ever before.
"This is a small amount of money," she said.
County budget director John Woodruff suggested
taking the money for drug court and code enforce-
ment from the $20 million stabilization reserve
Homeless outreach, social
Homeless outreach and social action funding also
caught the commissioners attention. The proposed
budget includes $1 million in nonrecurring costs for
homeless services. Half, or $500,000, is for Pinellas
Hope. The other half will go toward restoring fund-
ing in areas staff had earmarked for cuts.
Three social workers positions for the homeless
street outreach teams will be restored at a cost of
$180,000; $120,000 will go to fund outreach in the
north county, $160,000 for social action funding
and $40,000 will go to Tuming Point.
The next steps
The Pinellas County Property Appraiser began
mailing Truth in Millage Notices to property owners
Au 23. ehmUlag rates e TeRIM notice r re-
agencies can charge. Pinellas County is one of sev-
eral that tax property owners pay for services.
Pinellas County commissioners will make the
final determination on village rates and the pro-
posed budget during two public hearings set for
Sept. 7 and 21. The village rates and final budget
willbe adopted on Sept. 21.
For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org.
By SUZETTE PORTER
CLEARWATER Pinellas County commissioners
made several changes Aug. 17 to the proposed
budget for fiscal year 2011.
The board has been meeting with staff about
areas of concern since County Administrator Bob
LaSala presented his budget on July 13. They tar-
geted funding for EMS, drug court, code enforce-
ment, homeless outreach and social action.
Staff proposed an EMS village increase from 0.58
to 0.68, about an additional $10.64 a year in taxes
for a single-family residential property with a tax-
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$2 million for dispersant re-
search grants to universities,"
Farmer said. "Dispersants
should be one of the tools in the
tool box. Skimmers and burnoffs
are others. But due to weather
conditions (tropical stonn activi-
ty) dispersantswere used more."
Barnet explained that skim-
mers were effective and the dis-
persants reduced the surface oil
"basically into soup." He said
booming was ineffective.
"Booming causes more dam-
age than good," said Barnet.
"When a stonn comes in it can
get wrapped around trees and
(boat) anchors get tangled in it."
Dempsey said the use of dis-
persants came about after a
lengthy discussion, which in-
cluded the EPA.
"It was ultimately the decision
of the unified command and ulti-
mately by the national incident
commander," Dempsey said.
"There was an extraordinary
amount of care and diligence
about what is the correct amount
to use and the impact to the en-
Boudrow said tarballs and an
"oily mousse" continue to wash
up on Florida panhandle beach-
"We continue to see the impact
west of Gulf County," said Bar-
net. "We had over 11,000 pounds
of tarballs recovered today (Aug.
BP is responsible for that effort
and will continue to be as long as
it is a factor.
Once hazardous waste teams
clean up the tarballs from beach-
es, they are transported to land-
fills in Mississippi and Alabama.
Another landfill is located in
Fanner said the landfills have
been constructed with 2-foot clay
liners to prevent leakage into
As far as damage claims are
concerned, Dempsey defended
BP's efforts in that critical area.
"The claims process continues
to be a large portion of BP's ef-
fort," Dempsey said. "The asser-
tion that claims have been
denied (locally) because there's
no oil on the beaches is not cor-
rect. In fact, there have been
Dempsey said BP has paid
$370 million in claims around
the region and more than $40
million to Floridians.
He said the process would like-
ly pick up speed now that Ken
Feinberg has taken over as ad-
ministrator, or the so-called "pay
czar," of $40 billion BP Deepwa-
ter Horizon Disaster victim Com-
Feinberg, an attorney special-
izing in mediation and alternative
dispute resolution, was special
master of the U.S. government's
September 11th Victim Compen-
"We want to put money back
in the hands of the people who
need it," said Dempsey. "He
(Feinberg) will decide the impact
of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
and will look into some of the de-
ferred claims cases."
Dempsey noted that taxes lost
by local governments will be eligi-
ble for claims and "will not be
managed as heavily as business
He said claims for real estate
losses would come from a sepa-
rate fund but it would not be
part of the mainstream claims
Dempsey added that BP has
committed $500 million for a
Gulf of Mexico research program
and committed $52 million to be-
havioral health around the re-
gion. Dempsey said an additional
$7 million has been handed over
for tourism efforts in the Florida
panhandle, in addition to the
$25 million the state of Florida
already has received for tourism
"We want to see heads in beds
in Florida," Dempsey said.
Brown presented a chronologi-
cal presentation on the Times'
coverage of the oil spill and noted
coverage in the future will be
consumer-oriented as the claims
"We'll also be looking into the
impact on Tampa Bay and sort-
ing truth from rumor," Brown
When asked if he felt news
coverage of the oil spill "scared"
people away from Pinellas beach-
es, Brown said the newspaper's
posture would not change.
"Our first obligation is to news
and we're not going to soft-
pedal," Brown said. "Our job is to
get the information there and let
people develop their own opin-
On the topic of seafood safety,
Fanner said the EPA would con-
tinue its role of analyzing water
and fish, providing the data to
the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration and the
U.S. Food and Drug Administra-
By BOB McCLURE
SEMINOLE Now that the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill has
been stopped, the questions re-
garding the long-term effects of
dispersants and the claims pro-
cess were discussed Aug. 18
during the second of three oil
crisis forums at the Seminole
campus of st. Petersburg Col-
Speakers included U.S. Coast
Guard Commander Joseph
Boudrow, the Florida deputy in-
cident commander; Henry Bar-
net, director of the Division of
Law Enforcement for the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection; Alan Fanner, director
of the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act division of the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Region 4; Ray Dempsey,
director of public affairs and gov-
ernment relations for BP; and
Neil Brown, editor of the st. Pe-
Speaking on the topic of
chemical dispersants used to
break up surface oil, Farmer
said their use has been discon-
tinued since the well was capped
July 15, with the exception of
200 gallons applied on July 19.
Farmer noted that on Aug. 2
EPA issued Phase 2 dispersant
toxicity testing results and eight
of the dispersants used had toxi-
city when mixed with oil.
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which has been designated as a
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ard" by the EPA. The product
uses 2-butoxyethanol that has
been linked to health problems of
cleanup crews who worked on
the Exxon Valdez spill.
The impact it and other disper-
sants will have on marine and
human life remains to be seen.
"We've asked for an additional
Photo by BOB McCLURE
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A white peacock, one of 26 birds that calls Pinellas Park home, guards the front yard of a local man who
displays unconditional love for the colorful creatures.
Pinellas Park resident lives
nd a pig
raw meat because it may contain
worms," Edwards said.
But sometimes when he finds
it cheap or for free he'll cook
meat for them.
The food comes from dona-
tions, restaurants that throw
away food and even from dump-
Over the years he only received
one complaint and that was from
a woman who thought the birds
were unhappy in their penned-
up home. No neighbors, he said,
ever complained about the noise
and odors the peacocks create.
"The neighbors like the birds,"
he said. "And people come from
all over the area to watch and
even feed them."
Tim Caddell, city government
affairs administrator, said there
is no ordinance governing the
number of peacocks a homeown-
er can keep as long as they don't
roam off the property. Nor is it il-
legal to keep Fat Boy.
"As long as the pig is of the
vietnamese Potbelly variety he
can keep it as a pet," Caddell
said. "Keeping other types of pigs
in the city is illegal."
But exotic birds such as pea-
cocks, Caddell said, can be illegal
to keep on private property under
Edwards has one daughter,
Teresa, who lives in Oregon, who
is also a peacock collector.
He owns an acre of land in
home for himself and a few of his
"I love the big island," he said.
"I think Big Blue and his fiends
will love it there, too."
By THOMAS MICHAISKI
PINELLAS PARK Dave Ed-
wards has a passion for pea-
He has 26 of them at his home
at 3565 76th Terrace, and from
their feathers he creates colorful
art pieces ranging from wall
plaques to head dresses.
He also raises bees that pro-
duce honey he shares with
friends and neighbors.
And, also, there's a Viet-
namese Potbelly pig named Fat
Boy that recently wandered on to
his property and made himself at
"I love these birds," the 65-
year-old Edwards said. "I started
raising them in 2001 when Big
Blue (a make) appeared."
Born and raised in Niagara
Falls, N.Y., Edwards moved to
Pinellas Park decades ago. He
worked at a variety of construc-
tion-related jobs until he became
disabled in a 1997 occupational
One day ... on July 5, 2001 to
be exact ... he heard a ruckus
outside and went to investigate.
There he discovered a now for-
mer neighbor strangling a pea-
cock. He rescued the bird.
"I named him Big Blue and he
was bleeding from his wounds,"
Edwards said. "He lost his ability
to screech for eight months."
Edwards fenced in his back
porch for Big Blue and the two
bonded. soon the bird was
stretching his tail feathers to
their full 7 by 10 feet.
"For the first eight days he
lived in my bathroom until the
cage was built," Edwards said.
Male birds are distinguished
by blue necks while females, also
known as peahens, sport green
ones. One of Edwards' first goals
was to find one of the latter.
soon there were two more
males and a female added to the
collection. He later purchased a
beautiful white bird from an Ohio
breeder. Edwards named it Pearl
because her long white tail re-
minded him of a pearl colored
As time went on more of the
Edwards property became en-
veloped in chicken wire. Eventu-
ally the peacock population grew
to 26 birds and Edwards allowed
them to roost in the second floor
of his home.
Peacocks eat their own feath-
ers for the calcium they provide,
but each day Edwards collects
and stores the shed feathers in
various containers. There are
plastic cups for smaller feathers
and larger ones for tail feathers.
Edwards creates colorful wall
plaques and other items out of
the feathers. The pieces are
woven together into intricate de-
signs that hang from the walls of
his peacock inhabited home.
"Someday I will sell them," Ed-
wards said of his art work.
"Maybe I'll put them on eBay or
Edwards lives off a small social
security check and must come
up with approximately 500
pounds of food for his birds each
week. The meals can range from
cracked corn to cat food and
even refried beans.
"They will eat anything but
with 26 peacocks
Leader, August 26, 2010
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No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the
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already gone to people affected by the spill. We have committed a
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incomes until people impacted can go back to work. And none of this
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nation of every dancer and all of our students in our performance
company are required to take ballet with Mary Frangione," Kennedy
said. "I couldn't be more proud of our entire faculty, students and par-
ents of the support they showed each other and toward the other stu-
dios at the competition."
The Tutterow Dancers have been a part of the Largo Recreation
Parks and Arts Department for 34 years. Students in the program
come from all over Pinellas County. Classes are available for beginner
to advanced students, ages 21/2 to adult. Tutterow also offers a boys
only hip-hop class
Call 585-1232 or visit www.tutterowdancers.com.
LARGO The Tutterow stars of Tomorrow performance company re-
cently traveled to Orlando for the Dance Theatre USA national compe-
The Juniors placed first overall in solo, duet/trio and production
categories. They placed second overall in due/trio, mini-group and line
categories and third place overall in solo and line division.
The seniors did just as well. They took first place overall in solo,
duet/trio, group, line and production. They won second place overall
in duet/trio and third place overall in solo, duet, group and line.
Dance Theatre USA also names and awards the Grand Prix winner
which is the highest scoring routine each in the Junior and senior
collecting et food, items
IARGO East Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 470 E. Bay
Drive, celebrates National Dog Day by collecting several items that it
will donate to the Humane Society of Pinellas.
All donations should be dropped off in the front lobby. Donations
will be presented to the Humane Society Thursday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m.
The most needed items are towels, blankets and sheets, squeaky
toys, and Kongs, which are toys that treats can be hidden in and are
available at most pet supply stores.
Other items needed include dry Science Diet food for cats, kittens,
dogs and puppies; canned Science Diet kitten food; Purina Rabbit
Chow; Clay cat litter; baby animal bottles and nipples; dog and cat pil-
lows; soft treats for cats and dogs; paper towels; Latex exam gloves,
medium and large; liquid laundry detergent; anti-bacterial wipes and
soap; plastic spray bottles; heavy duty trash bags and kitchen trash
bags; and KMR, milk replacement powder for kittens.
National Dog Day is celebrated Aug. 26 to help the public recognize
the number of dogs that need to be rescued every year.
New Horizons meets Sept. 4
IARGO New Horizons for Widowed People, a support and social
group, will meet saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., at Imperial Palms West
Clubhouse on Imperial Palms Drive.
Following the meeting, which includes a guest speaker, the group
will dine at a local restaurant.
New Horizons also plays cards at Stacy's Buffet Restaurant, 1415
Missouri Ave., 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Call Betty Laing, 530-3522, for more information about the meeting
and the club.
Elks to present island party
IARGO The Largo Fire Department has partnered with the Largo
Elks to present an island party Aug. 28 at the Elks Lodge on 810 16th
Ave. SE. Dress is casual and there will be a happy hour from 5 to 6
p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
There will be raffles and auctions, silent and standard, of donated
prizes from local businesses and sports teams.
Proceeds will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy and local charities,
Tickets are $20 each and can be bought at the Largo Elks Lodge or
The Tutterow Dancers received the highest honor in both the Junior
and Senior competition. Junior Grand Prix was awarded to a hip-hop
trio, "Clap Your Hands," and the Senior Grand Prix was awarded to a
group tap, "iTap."
Special awards also were given to "Clap Your Hands" for most enter-
taining and to "Molly on the Shore," a ballet group, for best choreogra-
"All four of our senior ballet/pointe numbers placed in the overalls,"
said Debbie Kennedy, studio director, in a press release. "It was so
nice to have that many ballet numbers recognized. Ballet is the foun-
by contacting Marilyn at 434-4707 or Julie at 587-6714.
Victory House seeks female volunteer
The Victory House Ministry, a youth-oriented organization, is look-
ing for a female volunteer to assume chaplain duties in the evenings
through its program at the Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center
at 5255 140th Ave. N.
The individual will have oversight responsibilities; she should have a
strong willingness to work with youths.
Call Harold or Helen Roederer at 813-397-7795.
Friends of the library host book sale
IARGO The Friends of the Largo Library will host its fall book sale
saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Jenkins Room B of the li-
All books are 50 cents each. Buy two and get one free. Proceeds will
benefit the library, 120 Central Park Drive.
Call the Largo Library bookstore at 586-7392.
Newcomers invited to join the club
The Welcome Newcomer Club invites new members to their very ca-
sual gatherings; including bridge and other events on the fourth Mon-
day of the month, and a luncheon at local restaurants on the first
Tuesday of the month.
Membership is open to all new Pinellas County residents. On Sept.
7, the club will meet at Countryside Country Club.
Visit www.welcomenewcomerclub.com or call Barbara at 596-4640.
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Miami. She will provide current information about legal rights and re-
strictions relating to members of the Florida LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-
sexual and transgender) community.
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dissolutions. She lectures nationally on the importance of gay cou-
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tournament is expected to attract about 50 teams, all to raise financial
support necessary to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Golfers will enjoy a full day of golf with greens and cart fees includ-
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soda and water; dinner and awards ceremony at the clubhouse; and
Golf foursomes start at just $400. Sponsorship opportunities also
are available for businesses hoping to gain exposure among Pinellas
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A strong effort by Tampa Bay Rays fans has earned the team a
$5,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to support the Moffitt cancer center
Foundation as part of a promotion with 15 Major League Baseball
The $5,000 grant will go toward providing cancer education for
children, teaching them a healthy diet, how to exercise, and how to
live an overall healthy lifestyle.
During MLB All-star Week festivities, 15 clubs across Major
League Baseball asked fans to join them in making a difference in
America's communities as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project.
Each Club outlined an idea from creating Milwaukee's first uni-
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nonprofit organizations to feed the hungry.
Fans voted online and via text message for the idea that they felt
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and the Pepsi Refresh Project.
"This $5,000 grant is going to be very impactful for the Moffitt
Cancer Center as they educate children on how to live healthy
lives," said Evan Longoria. "I want to express my appreciation to all
of the Rays fans who supported this cause throughout the voting
The Minnesota Twins captured the most votes, earning a
$200,000 grant to The Courage Center's Rolling Twins wheelchair
softball team that the Twins will receive, Pepsi will provide $5,000
to each of the other 13 teams to help fund their ideas.
The Pepsi Refresh Project is a groundbreaking effort to foster in-
novation in social good that will award more than $20 million this
year to fund great ideas that help impact the world.
Throughout 2010, Pepsi will fund ideas that will move the world
forward in six categories: health, arts and culture, food and shelter,
the planet, neighborhoods and education.
The Pepsi Refresh Project, which launched Jan. 13, features sig-
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People are encouraged to submit their ideas and to cast a vote for
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Youth fitness combos offered
IARGO Starting in September, Highland Recreation, 400 Highland
Ave., is offering youth and fitness combos on Monday and Thursday
evenings starting at 5:45 p.m.
Parents can choose from just pump or zumba while their children
have fun at one of Highland's youthclasses, including crazy crafts,
gymnastics, tennis and other activities.
For more information on youth and fitness combo costs and times,
call 518-3016 or visit HighlandRecreation.com.
Tennis tourney planned
IARGO Registration is now open for Largo's third annual Mayor's
Tennis Toumament, oct. 8 through Oct. 10 at the southwest Tennis
Center,13120 Vonn Road. This year's tournament will host men's,
women's, mixed doubles, youth singles and youth doubles teams. Reg-
istration includes an event bag and T-shirt, lunch provided by Olive
Garden ofLargo, refreshments, a prize drawing, awards and trophies.
Cost is $30 per person for one event or $50 for two events. Touma-
ment registration ends Monday, Oct. 4.
The tournament's draw party will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6
p.m., at the Golf View Cafe at Largo Golf Course. Teams will be select-
ed at this time and tournament schedules will be announced. Spon-
sorships for this event are still available, ranging from major sponsor
to prize sponsors.
Interested parties may contact Jennifer at 518-3125. Proceeds from
the mayor's tennis tournament will go toward facility improvements at
the southwest Tennis Center and to scholarships for those in need, for
lessons or programs.
Visit southwest Recreation Complex or call 518-3125.
Soccer registration beginS
IARGO The registration of recreational soccer players for the
2010-2011 season will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. and
saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Largo Soccer Complex,
1779 Belcher Road S.
For registration, bring birth certificate, photo (driver's license size),
uniform sizes for player and Largo Recreation Card. Cards can be
purchased at the fields but a driver's license and a utility bill must
be provided. Teams fill up fast; register early. The cost depends on
WPLL registering for Fall Ball
LARGO Fall Ball is back at West Pinellas Little League. Registra-
tion will be at southwest Rec Center, 13120 Vonn Road, saturday,
Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to noon.
Players in Division AAA and up will need a current Largo Recreation
card, which can be obtained at time of registration. Players will need a
copy of their birth certificate and proof of residency.
Call Mike Kelley at 735-4574.
Leslie Family Children's Foundation to host
charity fishing tournament
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Leslie Family Children's Foundation
will be hosting its second Inshore/Offshore Charity Fishing Touma-
ment saturday, Sept. 25, at Jimmy Guana's. The captain's meeting
and silent auction will be Friday, Sept. 24, also at Jimmy Guana's.
The tournament registration fee is $250 a boat. All of the proceeds
will benefit the Leslie Family Children's Foundation, a nonprofit or-
ganization dedicated to providing affordable housing for kids aging out
of foster care. The goal is to provide a support network that will in-
clude a life coach, counselors, parenting programs, mentoring and
many more skills needed to provide guidance in becoming a produc-
tive member of society.
Prospective anglers can visit www.1fcfoundation.org to download
entry forms. Donation items for the silent auction are welcomed.
Call Patty Leslie at 239-7171.
Jimmy Guana's is at 401 Second st. in Indian Rocks Beach.
Belleair Recreation to offer flag
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BELLEAIR Belleair Recreation will offer flag football for children
ages 5 to 14 this fall.
Children will leam the game of football as well as develop the fun-
damental skills needed to excel. New this year is the addition of our
instructional league for 5- and 6-year-olds.
Registration ends on Sept. I or until the league is filled. The season
mns from Sept. 15 through Nov. 3.
For more information, visit www.belleairree.com or call 518-3728.
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trees. The majority of earth in the
area is sand. Vegetables need soil.
There lies the challenge.
When I had a huge garden to
feed my family, the neighbor
would clean the cow barn and
bring the manure spreader to my
back yard and let it fly. When
spring came, all I needed to do
was till and plant; harvest and
My first garden in Florida was
not exactly successful. Although I
had added many bags of store-
bought composted manure. it took
years for my composting of
kitchen scraps and paper to pro-
duce a black. fertile soil. There is
no rest. however, and composted
manure is added regularly during
the growing season.
falling. drill holes to put rebar
through them all. To keep soil
from squeezing out the sides, they
can be lined with plastic. keeping
the bottom clear for drainage.
These raised beds make garden-
ing much easier on your body. As
a raised bed requires a lot more
soil. free yard waste can be put at
the bottom of the bed. A foot or
more can be used in 3-foot high
bed as it will break down. This
creates good drainage and will
eventually be good humus.
Follow the sun and put your
garden in five to six hours of sun-
light. A neighbor is doing just that.
The landscape timber is being laid
out; the grass will be removed to
grow on another property. The bed
will be filled and irrigation
planned. More about garden con-
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or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden club to host workshop
Sl'. PETERSBURG The Garden Club of St. Pe-
tersburg will host a coffee and garden crafts work-
shop Monday. Sept. 13. 10 a.m. to noon, at the
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potential new members and guests. Attendees should
bring their own scissors, a pencil and small paint
brushes. Coffee and tea will be furnished. There will
be a materials fee of $3.50 for club members and
$4.50 for guests and the general public.
Call Betty Martin at 343-2255.
Gesneriad society to host show, sale
TAMPA The Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society will
host a show and sale Saturday. Sept. 11. 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.. at the University of South Florida Botanical
Gardens. 12210 USF Pine Drive.
The show will feature African violets (Saintpaulias).
flame violets (Episcias). lipstick plants (Aeschynan-
thus) and guppy plants (Nematanthus) along with
many other varieties.
There will be plants for sale. Members will be avail-
able to answer questions. Attendees may bring their
plants if they want to learn how to repot. Admission
and parking are free.
For information. call JoAnne Martinez at 813-963-
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Park. 1900 San Mateo Drive.
The new garden. created for the enjoyment of the
entire community. will feature 11 beds with 225
plants in 40 varieties. Crushed shell pathways will
lead visitors through a flowering display of butterfly
favorites. Tucked away on a quiet side street. Ham-
mock Park is home to more than 35 species of but-
The family-friendly grand opening celebration will
include a ribbon cutting with Dunedin Mayor Dave
Eggers. Tim Adams. of the North American Butterfly
Association, will speak. There will be a live butterfly
release. children's activities including crafts and
caterpillar petting station. T-shirt and butterfly plant
sale and a butterfly garden tour.
CoreHealth to sponsor workshop
CLEARWATER A free workshop will be presented
Wednesday. Sept. 15. 7 p.m.. at CoreHealth of Clear-
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Herb society to meet
CLEARWATER The Florida Herb Society will
meet Tuesday. Sept. 21. 6:30 p.m.. at the Clearwater
Garden Club. 405 Seminole St.
Monica Brandies, a noted author on Florida gar-
dening, will speak on the art of growing herbs. She
also will have her books and plants for sale. Refresh-
ments and herbal swaps will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visi-
tors are welcome. Attendees can check out a meeting
for free. For those who decide to join. membership
cost is $25 a year
The FHS seeks to educate members and the gener-
al public in the growing and preservation of herbs for
use in culinary. medicinal and decorative purposes.
Call Emily Wenzel at 365-8574 or e-mail
Garden club to host program
Sl'. PETERSBURG The Garden Club of St. Pe-
tersburg will host its Horticulture for Weekend Gar-
deners Tuesday. Sept. 14. 7 p.m.. at the Garden
Center. 500 Sunset Drive S.
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Once hopeful that the Belleview Biltmore Resort was well on the way
to being restored to its fonner grandeur as the White Queen of the Gulf'
Belleair officials and residents increasingly have felt they've been left at
More than a year after the hotel closed and months since all legal is-
sues regarding development plans for the Biltmore and Cabana Club
on Sand Key were resolved, seemingly clearing the way for the project
to finally proceed, nothing has been done. The project remains at a
complete standstill. What's worse, straight answers from anyone asso-
ciated with the Biltmore about its future have been few and far be-
Joseph Penner, the longtime Biltmore front man for Latitude Man-
agement Real Estate Investors (fonnerly known as Legg Mason Real Es-
tate Investors) recently revealed in a letter to the Belleair Bee editor that
he is no longer an employee of Latitude Management. This startling rev-
elation was preceded by just a few days by a letter to the editor from
Penner blaming the economic downturn for "the situation" and claim-
ing LMREI is "committed to this unique property that is so much a part
of the community" while "working hard to find a resolution." No
specifies were offered. That is a huge problem for anyone trying to keep
the faith. The uncertainty and nnstrust regarding the Biltmore's future
understandably have grown with each passing day.
The town of Belleatr approved elaborate and impressive renovation
plans for the Biltmore in good faith, though all along there have been
those who doubted the extensive restoration would ever see fruition. It
appears the skeptics might have been right, though hopefully not. One
thing appears certain; the completion date of 2012 is out the window.
The historic and once magnificent Belleview Biltmore has deteriorat-
ed to the point that it is nothing but a monumental eyesore and daily
irritant to nearby residents, vacant behind a chain-linked fence in the
midst of a beautiful town that takes pride in its upscale real estate,
Belleair Mayor Gary Katica was able to reach Glenn Sonnenberg,
president of Latitude Management, on Monday and was told LMREI
would be buying out the mortgage from the previous Biltmore owner in
six weeks. At least that's some information. The town is willing to pay
for an engineer with expertise on wood structures to check the place
out. That is possible, but LMREI has made it clear repairs of any sort
are out of the question.
Latitude Management must continue to communicate with town offi-
cials enough with the vague platitudes. Honest answers that the citi-
zens and elected officials of Belleatr deserve are long overdue. What is
really going on? Latitude Management has exhibited extremely poor
taste, to put it mildly, in its handling of what many in town and else-
where had hoped would once again be a beautiful and valuable asset to
Require conunissioners to get training?
It was scary to read that Belleatr Bluffs Commissioner Joe Barkley at-
tempted to pass a resolution basically requiring his definition of dedication to
the job. I was present at the July meeting, where Commissioner Barkley
spoke out of tum, fading from a prepared statement and openly criticized
the neighboring town of Belleair for not being able to retain commissioners.
First, Belleair Bluffs needs to spair its relationship with Belleair, not drive
a stake further into it, but that's a conversation for another day. Second, it's
hard enough to find someone that wants to run for office, for what is for all
intents and purposes a volunteer position. So Barkley contradicts himself
and wants to put even more demands on an elected official's time?
Why doesn't the commission pass a resolution that requires commission
member to spend a minimum number of hours at city hall outside of re-
quired commission meetings? How about requiring all candidates to tell the
truth to the voters when rumaing for office? Or maybe require commission
member to actually fulfill campaign pmmises they made. Or what about re-
quiring commission members to bring at least one original idea to the com-
mission each yea19
Rest assured, none of those will happen. They are as ridiculous as what
Barkley proposed in the first place. Plus if it was law, it would eliminate mon
than half of the current commission, to include Barkley.
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government aid agency is scheduled to begin delivery of $540 million in tax-
payer money under a program that ...
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Why does Seminole allow speed traps?
I believe that (Seminole) City Manager Frank Edmunds' contract should
Last year, I contacted Mayor Jimmy Johnson, Edmunds and the ast of
the City Council with questions slated to the inemase in the number of po-
lice running speed traps though Seminole. I was met with resistance to my
questions. After a month of requesting and paying for information, I found
out that the amount of money the city of Seminole receives from the issuance
of traffic tickets has increased over 500 percent.
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tion for 2009/2010.
With the limited information that I was able to obtain from the Pinellas
County Sherifs Office, it appears that the number of accidents hasn't de-
creased, in fact it may have increased with the increase of police services in
the area. At a minimum it hasn't changed. So the question still is, why an in-
crease in speed traps throughout Seminole? If Edmunds is claiming that it is
keeping the community safer then why do they not have documented evi-
dence to support that?
There is no denying that the increase in avenue to the city from tickets
has increased over 500 percent. Is running speed traps an ethical way of
making money for the city of Seminole? I will be honest. After living in Semi-
nole for about 30 years I received a ticket at the speed trap acmss fmm Home
Depot. I am sure many of the residents know exactly what I am talking
about. I believe many of our Seminole residents have also been ticketed them
and $241 is a severe blow. For me it meant not being able to pay all my bills
that month. Not something to take lightly.
If the city of Seminole is trying to make money off of its citizens by setting
up speed traps, then I think they are acting unethically. If not, then do they
have the documented evidence to support the benefits they are claiming?
If the city has its residents in its best intemst then why aren't they looking
at these areas where so many people am repeatedly getting tickets? What is
wmng with these areas that creates a situation where mostly good, honest,
hard-working people am in excess of the posted limit?
Has the city made any effort to look into this in order to help its citizens to
drive safely instead of hitting them with outrageous fines and making a profit
offofit? Perhaps installing flashing lights, a digital boairl showing your speed
or small bumps on the road that mmind drivers to slow down would work. If
what the city wants is for drivers to slow down, then how come they have put
no effort into installing devices on the road to help bring awareness to the
drivers? I believe it is because it would decrease the number of tickets and
thus the amount of revenue they are making.
I don't agree that any of our council members, mayor or city manager's
contract should be extended if they are trying to make money through the
use of speed traps.
Finally, the only council person who was willing to meet with me to hear
my concems was Patricia Plantamura. I appreciated the fact that she made
herself available to me. I believe that any good leader or representative of the
See LETTERS, page 16A
Leader, August 26, 2010
Some days I entertain myself by playing
"what if." I'm sure you do, too. All that's re-
quired is that you take an event and then
speculate how life might have been different
if one small (or large) aspect had been
changed. What if I had pursued Rosemary
instead of Gilda? What if I had gone to work
for IBM instead of Joe's gas station?
Today let's focus on the Twin Towers dis-
aster. What if the 9/11 terrorists had not
been Muslims? What if their backgrounds
were so scattered that no common denomi-
nator except for their dislike of America -
could be found? Let's say one was a Luther-
an from Minneapolis; one was born in Zam-
bia; a third was a Chinese Buddhist; a
fourth was an Australian soldier of fortune.
And so on.
My point is this: with the terrorists so
mixed, who would we have ended up hating
and fearing? Hatred and fear usually re-
quire a fixed, well-defined target. That's why
it has been so convenient and easy in the
past nine years to identify our enemies: they
All Muslims, anywhere on earth? No. Just
the bad Muslims, the extremists. And how
do you tell an extremist from a moderate?
That's where the tough part begins. Govern-
ments around the world struggle with that
question every day.
And what if the 9/11 terrorists were not
tied to Al gaeda or any other known anti-
western group? What if their operating base
in September 2001 could not be pinpoint-
ed? Who could we shoot at and bomb if we
didn't even know where they were? Immedi-
ately after the 9/11 attack, we learned that
Al gaeda was centered in Afghanistan.
Therefore we attacked Afghanistan. If our
intelligence operatives had said "the bad
guys are based in Kansas City," I guess we'd
have attacked Kansas City. We might have
had better luck than we've had in
Afghanistan, don't you suppose?
of blood and bankruptcy.
I want to vomit each time I see news re-
ports of U.S. forces sent into Mideast vil-
lages not to find and destroy enemy
insurgents, but to "stabilize" the political
and cultural environment of the immediate
area. Our warriors should not be required
to be social workers, psychologists or good-
"But we cannot win the Mideast conflict
until we have won the hearts and minds of
the people," say proponents of a long-tenn
(i.e., eternal) U.S. presence in the Mideast.
Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Iraq and
Afghanistan are not illiterate natives waiting
for Christian missionaries to save their
souls. They are, to a large degree, tribesmen
loyal to local chieftains, not to any central
government. The plans and policies devised
in Washington and Kabul do not interest
village elders whose main concern is
whether food will arrive before the next
The most immediate question today is
how soon our troops can be removed from
the Mideast. Some people will regard our
withdrawal as a defeat. This is not true.
Passengers on the sinking Titanic did not
view themselves as defeated when they
abandoned ship. They considered them-
selves dadblamed lucky just to get into a
lifeboat. That's our position in the Mideast
Even with our troops safely home, the
problem of Muslim extremists will remain
for many years to come. I don't know what
the final solution will be, but I'm sure it
does not lie in inflicting blanket mistrust
you think otherwise, why don't you start
with Abdul, that friendly old guy who runs
the convenience store down the street? See
how great it makes you feel.
Send Bob Driver an e-mail at tralee71
Hatred and fear usually
YOC)Uife a fiXed, well-
defined target. That's why
it has been so convenient
and easy in the past nine
yeafS 10 identify our
8HemieS: they are
My point is this: what we've "known"
about the identities and whereabouts of
Mideast terrorists has not done us much
good. Even if their names and operating
bases had been completely changed every
week, would we be any more confused about
our ultimate goals than we are now? Query,
if someone asked you to write down, as
specifically as you can, what are the West's
objectives in the Mideast (or any fragment
thereof), could you do it? I couldn't.
As I read about our National Guard and
other military units repeatedly being sent to
Iraq and Afghanistan (some of them for the
fifth time), my respect and admiration for
these young men and women has never
been higher. But so are my anger and
heartache, stemming from the stupidity of
the leaders who authorized the first as-
saults on Iraq, in 2003, and the failure of
the leaders who followed to realize the West
was being suckered into an endless disaster
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nomic times these days, them is reason to be excited regarding some of the
things that am going on in Seminole.
Not the least of which is the new Aldi store on Seminole Boulevalrl rapidly
approaching completion. There is signage indicating a new Cody's Original
Roadhouse restaurant on Park Street, and talk of a new CVS in the same
The city recently opened two new buildings on 70th Avenue North and a
contractor has purchased land on the east end of 70th Avenue, on Long
Bayou, slated for a future construction pmject.
The new Fush Market concept at Seminole Mall is under way, and atten-
dance has been very stmng. Even in this current difficult economy there is
good reason to get excited about the many positive things going on in the city
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Leader, August 26, 2010
This is my last column.
And on the pages of this newspaper are my last
I've retired, and I did it with mixed emotions.
It's time to dedicate myself to my favorite pastime,
photography, and exploring the highways and back
roads of the American West with my wife, Patricia. I
may even do some volunteer work at national parks
Or help a museum in Utah or Wyoming dig for di-
nosaur bones. Or join a gnat rescue group.
I love the newspaper business. I go back to the
days of No. 2 copy pencils, glue pots and the smell
of hot lead from linotype machines. Being a joumal-
ist is an education. You witness life in the raw, see
people at their very best and their worst, and ob-
serve in real life what most people only read about
or see on television.
I'll miss the people, the banter and the excite-
ment. Over the years, especially while covering
beats in New York and New Jersey, I met people
from all walks of life, including a few U.S. presi-
dents. I even know a handful of homeless people by
The news business makes one cynical and cre-
meeting a woman, with tears in her eyes, pleaded
,... with officials not to force her to get rid of a pet Viet-
Thomas names Pothelly pig. Her tears cascaded into a wa-
terfall when a city council member commented,
Michalski "That pig looks like barbecue to me."
I got to write stories about dumb criminals, the
& L courts, straying alligators, poisonous spiders, drug
abusers, taxpayer issues, riots, hurricanes, and a
ates within a warped sense of humor not unlike that two-headed turtle named "Neutron Jack" that lived
of cops and emergency room nurses. That got me in in a Largo pond allegedly spiced with radiation by a
trouble more than a few times. fonner atomic energy plant.
I met the wacky, publicity-seeking characters who I felt the wrath of Catholics after I wrote a column
attend government meetings for the sole purpose of about the evil elementary school nuns and pervert-
being disruptive or to see their name in the paper. ed priests of my childhood. One caller said they
One guy would remove his fake leg and lean it should have used a 2-by-4 on me instead of a wood-
against the wall. Another shows up with props like en ruler. Animal lovers took issue with my cat and
bicycles and shopping carts to make his point. One squirrel jokes. I even won a few awards from the
memorable character had a toilet bowl installed in Florida Press Association, one of them just this year
his driveway and regularly flushed down the names for chiding PETA ... People for the Ethical Treatment
of people he hated that were written on bits of of Animals.
paper. People have asked me about the most interesting
I met government officials and others who took story I covered. They were all interesting, but a few
themselves way too seriously. Others are down- do stand out. Once I spent "time" in a state prison
home and absolutely hilarious. At one City Council as an undercover reporter. Another assignment had
me living under a bridge in Newark, N.J., with
The interviews with ordinary people who did
something to eam their 15 minutes of fame stand
out the most. They included artists, miniature rail-
road builders, truckers, ship captains, nurses, race
car drivers, social workers, secretaries, cops, prosti-
tutes, entertainers, airplane pilots, animal trainers,
butchers, firefighters, undertakers, alligator
hunters, homeless people and others too numerous
In closing I wish to publicly thank Tom Gennond,
executive editor, and Dan Autrey, publisher of
Tampa Bay Newspapers, for giving me the opportu-
nity to re-enter the news business late in life when
no one else would hire me because they thought I
was too old. I thank my co-workers, the people of
Pinellas Park and Pinellas County, and everyone
else I met over the years.
I can't sign off with the usual, Until next time ...
There will not be another column and, therefore,
no next time.
So, I guess it's just a plain good-bye.
Have a great life ...
They either love him or hate him.
That's what I've heard from readers
throughout the years about Carl Hiassen, a
Miami Herald columnist known for his sting-
ing commentary on sleazy politicians, devel-
opment run amok and shady goings-on in
the Sunshine State.
We discontinued running Hiassen's
columns a couple of years ago because of
space limitations in the paper and budget con-
straints. It was a business decision.
But as part of the recent redesign of our
newspapers to a broadsheet fonnat, we have
set aside more space, as needed, for columns
and letters to the editor. Consequently, we
have decided to run Hiassen's columns again
as often as possible and articles from other
Bear in mind, Hiassen takes book tours so
he doesn't submit weekly columns. Such is
the case this week; Hiassen will not be filing a
What do you think?
"Sick Puppy," "Skinny Dip" and "Nature Girl."
"Strip Tease" was released as a feature film in
Tom 1997, starring Demi Moore and Burt
Germond For decades, commentary pages have been
near and dear to my heart. I believe that
newspapers large and small have an obliga-
tion to provide infonned opinion pieces on a
column until later this month, broad range of topics as well as give readers a
Hiassen has won numerous awards, includ- forum to express their opinions.
ing the Green Eyeshade Award for investiga- I can't count how many times readers have
tive reporting in 1980 and humorous called or e-mailed me to say they will no longer
commentary in 1986, 1987 and 1997 and the read our papers if we continue to run certain
first and second place Florida Society of News- columnists' articles. That's to be expected; the
paper Editors Awards in 1989 and 1997, re- best columnists, such as Hiassen, stir emo-
spectively. tions and don't shy away from controversy.
He is also known for his wacky novels, such I wish, however, that more readers who are
as 'Tourist Season," which was published in offended by our columnists would vent their
1986. His other works include: "Double anger in other ways, such as writing a
Whammy," "Skin Tight," "Native Tongue," scathing rebuttal in a letter to the editor.
"Strip Tease," "Stonny Weather," "Lucky You," Get mad and get even.
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New editor takes reins of Beacon
Juliana Torres, a former staff writer for the Osceola News-Gazette in
Osceola County, is the new editor of the Pinellas Park Beacon.
Torres succeeds Thomas Michalski, who retired this week after five
years as editor of the Beacon.
Michalski was the first editor of the Pinellas Park Beacon, one of six
weeklies published by Tampa Bay Newspapers.
As editor, Michalski covered local government and police news,
wrote feature stories, designed the paper and took photos.
"Thomas is a veteran newsman who was dedicated to his job, and it
showed," Executive Editor Tom Germond said. "His commitment to
Pinellas Park was instrumental in launching the Beacon and attract-
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ering stories beyond her assigned beat. She graduated from the Uni-
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The restaurant will feature original, chef-inspired seafood entrees
with a strict emphasis on freshly-made sauces and unique accompani-
ments. In addition to the regular menu, the chef also will create and
offer daily appetizer, entree and dessert specials.
The restaurant will be at mile marker 9.5 and the comer of Madeira
Way and Tom stuart Causeway in Madeira Beach. Visit
Massage Envy event to benefit cancer research
ST. PETERSBURG Massage Envy will host Massage for the Cure
Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1422 66th st. N.
During this national one-day event, Massage Envy will offer $49
one-hour therapeutic massage sessions, with $15 from each massage
donated directly to the Florida Suncoast affiliate of Susan G. Komen
for the Cure.
The event, open to the public, requires an appointment. For reserva-
tions, call 381-3689 or 1-888-781-3689 or visit www.Massage
NFSTC earns award
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winner was the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo,
for its Forensic Information Data Exchange solution.
FIDEX is based on the National Information Exchange Model and
paves the way for forensic investigative, evidentiary and prosecutorial
information sharing among law enforcement, crime laboratories and
the courts. FIDEX provides a modular, portable, national standard-
conformant, reusable data format, along with supporting documenta-
tion, to criminal justice agencies wishing to share forensic information
ad data electronically.
Pure Harmony opens
DUNEDIN Pure Harmony Massage studio and Eco Boutique
opened its doors Aug. 9 at 1004 Broadway.
Pure Harmony offers classic, Swedish, deep tissue and pregnancy
massage as well as Doula services, Reiki and Ashiatsu Oriental Bar
Chamber names member of the month
ST. PETE BEACH Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce se-
lected Corey Comers Antiques & Collectibles as its member of the
month for August.
Located on Corey Avenue for just over a year now, Corey Comers
Antiques & Collectibles recently expanded to included consignment
fumiture. The store has 24 local dealers and also incorporates Fun in
the Sun Kites, Flags and Windsocks which was previously located at a
separate location on Corey Avenue.
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as vice president of the Corey Area Association.
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a regular basis at various loca-
tions in the area. Some groups
charge a fee to attend, and most
require reservations. Persons
considering attending any group
for the first time are encouraged
to make contact in advance.
The upcoming schedule is as
Friday, Aug. 27 BNI Refer-
ral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eck-
erd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth
Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Man-
tooth at 639-6690 or visit
Friday, Aug. 27 Network
Professionals of st. Pete, 7:30
a.m. For information and meet-
ing location, call Ron O'Connor
Friday, Aug. 27 Profession-
al Leads Network, Upper Pinellas
tera8 a.m. a adOdlys Gril
Friday, Aug. 27 Profession-
al Leads Network, Bay Area Ex-
ecutives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at
Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19
Monday, Aug. 30 Network
Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at
Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park
Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron O'Con-
nor at 367-3737.
Monday, Aug. 30 Profes-
sional Leads Network, st. Peters-
burg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at
Ricky P's, 6521 Fourth st. N., st.
Petersburg. Visit www.pro-
Monday, Aug. 30 Ready set
Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15
p.m., at Hometown Family
Restaurant, 10395 Seminole
Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Lim-
baugh at 831-2450 or e-mail
Monday, Aug. 30 Free Net-
working International, Clearwa-
ter Two Cups Connect Group,
2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Cof-
Bee dMarkear 2 t a
Porter at 642-6173, e-mail
tional.com or visit twocupscon
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Profes-
to 11 a.m., at A Therapy Above,
1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call
Addie Romanowskiat 599-4999.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Free Net-
working International, seminole
Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.,
at Palace of the Orient, 10425
Park Blvd., Seminole. Call David
Doerges at 542-8686, e-mail
tional.com or visit www.freenet
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Network
Professionals Inc., st. Pete Lunch
Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Red Lob-
ster, 2773 66th st. N., st. Peters-
burg. Call Ron O'Connor at
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Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First
Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clear-
water. Visit www.pro-leads.net.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 The
Board, Network Professionals,
7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread,
Bardmoor Shopping Center, cor-
ner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey
roads, Largo. Call742-6343.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Business
Network International, Winners
Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cul-
tural Center, 105 Central Park
Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Network
Professionals Inc., Seminole
Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins
Family Restaurant, 8841 Park
Blvd., Largo. Call Ron O'Connor
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Yacht
Club Breakfast, sponsored by
re ive Business Connections,
7:30 a.m., st. Petersburg Yacht
Club, 11 Central Ave., st. Peters-
burg. Call Darrell Baker, area di-
rector, at 586-4999 or visit
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Network
Professionals of st. Pete, 7:30
a.m. For information and meet-
ing location, call Ron O'Connor
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Business
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women's networking group, 9:30
to 11 a.m., at iSpa Health studio,
9225 Ulmerton Road, No. 306,
Largo. BLAB Largo is led by Holly
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"The Kitchen Witches," by Caroline Smith, through Sept. 5,
at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, presented at the Italian-American
Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances
Thursday through Sunday is 4 p.m. Seating for matinees Thurs-
day and Saturday is 11 a.m. Admission is $29.90 a person. Call
446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
"Lovers and Other Strangers," by Renee Taylor and Joseph
Bologna, Sept. 9 through Oct. 31, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre,
presented at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth
Road. Seating for performances Thursday through Sunday is 4
p.m. Seating for matinees Thursday and Saturday is 11 a.m. Ad-
mission is $29.90 a person. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybird
"Jaws" anniversary event, Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., at Capitol
Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. The Clearwater Downtown Develop-
ment Board, the Cleveland Street District, the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium and the Capitol Theatre will host this screening of
"Jaws" to mark the 35 anniversary of the film adaptation of Peter
Benchley's book. Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers mascot will be
on hand for photos and animal experts will host a discussion of
the delicate relationship between dolphins and sharks in the wild.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium personnel will offer a presentation
about Winter, the world famous dolphin in their care who lost her
tail in a crab trap. Proceeds from the event, after expenses, will
benefit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Theater will doors open
at 7 p.m. and the film screening will be at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are
$2* O.A.R. (...of a revolution), Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Reserved tickets
are $37.50 and are available at the box office, by calling 791-7400
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while still in high school, O.A.R. were signed to Lava Records for
its major label debut "In Between Now and Then" and followed up
with "Stories of a Stranger" in 2005. The album produced radio fa-
vorites "Love and Memories" and "Heard the World" as well as "Lay
Down." Earlier this year, the band released "Rain or Shine (Live),"
a four CD set with 37 songs recorded over two nights at Charter
One Pavilion in Chicago.
Lady Antebellum and special guest David Nail, Tuesday,
Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth
Road. Reserved tickets range from $52.75 to $78 and are available
at ticket office, by calling 791-7400 or online at www.rutheckerd
hall.com or www.ticketmaster.com. The Granny Award winning
trio's double Platinum album "Need You Now" debuted at No. 1 on
"Billboard" magazine's Top 200 chart and has already spawned
the multi-week No. 1 smash hit songs "Need You Now" and "Amer-
ican Honey." Following on the heels of three consecutive No. 1
songs in just eight months for a total of eight weeks at the sum-
mit, Lady Antebellum's new single "Our Kind Of Love" is already
racing up the charts.
Neil Young, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $75 to $250
and are available at the box office, by calling 791-7400 or online at
www.rutheckerdhall.com. From the beginning of his solo career in
the late '60s, Young has been a tour-de-force, continually writing,
recording and performing. The Canadian singer, songwriter, film
maker and activist has had a career that has spanned 50 years.
His 33 studio albums have seen him explore a wide variety of mu-
Crosby, Stills and Nash; Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from
$62.50 to $129.50 and are available at the box office, by calling
791-7400 or online at www.rutheckerdhall.com or www.livena
tion.com. Four decades after their first concert together in front of
the multitudes at Woodstock, Crosby, Stills and Nash take to the
road again for three months of dates in the United States. CSN's
music became a cornerstone of rock and roll with their self-titled
1969 debut LP, now one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums
of All Time." "Deja Vu," another "500 Greatest," followed the first
See LOOKING AHEAD, page 3B
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From left, Paul Walker, Tip "T.I." Harris, Michael Ealy, Hayden
Christensen and Idris Elba star in Screen Gems' action thriller "Takers."
plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-
bent on solving the case.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks be-
fore these films appear in local movie theaters.
'Enter the Void'
Genre: Fore drama and crime
Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz De La Huerta, Cyril Roy, Emily Alyn
Lind and Jesse Kuhn
Director: Gaspar Noe
One of the most anticipated cinematic events of the year, Gaspar
Noe's "Enter the Void" is a visionary thrill ride that's riveted audiences
at the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and SXSW film festivals.
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Ashley Bell stars as Nell Sweetzer in "The Last Exorcism."
Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE
A number of new movie releases will hit theaters this week, includ-
ing the following films opening in wide release:
The Last Exorcism
Genre: Horror and drama
Cast: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum and
Caleb Landry Jones
Director: Daniel Stanun
When he arrives on the rural Louisiana fann of Louis Sweetzer, the
Rev. Cotton Marcus expects to perfonn just another routine "exorcism
on a disturbed religious fanatic.
An eamest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic
preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is pos-
sessed by a demon who must be exorcised before their terrifying ordeal
ends in unimaginable tragedy.
Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting
desperate believers with their money, Marcus and his crew plan to film
a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon ar-
riving at the already blood-drenched family fann, it is soon clear that
nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there.
Now, too late to tum back, Marcus' own beliefs are shaken to the core
when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell and themselves -
before it is too late.
Genre: Action and crime
Cast: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hemandez and Tip
Director: John Luessenhop
"Takers" takes audiences into the world of a notorious group of
criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Chris-
tensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off
perfectly executed bank robberies.
They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and
laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last
job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their
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December 22 January 19
plEve thing co elsli
rosier than it has been in
some time. Enjoy the mo-
ment, Capricorn. It won't
last forever. .
January 20 February 18
Be strong, Aquarius, and
lay down the law. You've
been a welcome mat for far
too long. Moneymaking ven-
tures multiply, fattening
February 19 March 20
A relationship you
thought lost rises again,
Nurture it, Pisces, and work
to make it stronger. A trans-
portation issue is resolved
March 21 April 19
Reading people is a snap
this week, Aries, and you
make the most of it. A fi-
nancial proposal is compli-
cated. Have a pro look it
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Accept the help of others,
and you will succeed. Reject
it, and anything could hap-
pen. A young friend makes
an unusual choice. Be sup-
May 21 June 21
You have a knack for
spotting opportunity, and it
will not fail you this week,
Gemini. Allow someone else
in on the deal and share the
June 22 July 22
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cer, and a health crisis will
pass. Take everyone out to
celebrate your good fortune.
Financial woes are not as
bad as they seem, Leo. Turn
to a trusted source for sup-
port and valuable advice. A
short note piques your cu-
August 23 September 22
Your powers of persua-
sion are to be admired this
week, Virgo, as you make a
dream come true. Resist
temptation at home to play
and keep your nose to the
September 23 October 22
A friend bails on you at
the last minute, and some-
one you least expect comes
to your rescue. Thank them
with a small gift, Libra. A
deadline is extended.
October 23- November 21
Tread carefully, Scorpio.
All is not as it seems. A
neighbor makes a sacrifice
that blows you away. Learn
from their example. A
change in weather raises
November 22 December 21
Youve been much too se-
rious as of late. Let down
your hair and take a walk
on the wild side, Sagittar-
ius. Let others see what fun
you can be.
1. "The Sound of Music" back-
10. Bring (out)
16. An angel has one
23. Cousin of a raccoon
24. Summer footwear
28. Indian state
32. Heavy, yellowish-white pow-
41. Surrounding glows
43. Small, tube-based seabird
47. Lingerie item
50. Villain, at times
53. Address abbr.
57. Treatment of disease by X
61. Kosher _
64. Block house?
65. Biblical shepherd
67. Gathers into rope
1. Jellied garnish
2. Grassy plain
3. Monetary unit of Pakistan
7. Deep sleep
8. Comb stoppers
9. Aleppo's land
21. Not yet final, at law
22. bitten, twice shy"
25. Astrological ram
26. Fast talk
29. Become unhinged
33. Intentional periods of no food
34. "Come here ?"
35. Chip away at
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Both albums spawned such hit
singles and classic rock radio
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Starlight concert Series,
Friday, Sept. 3, 7 to 9 p.m., at
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst
Road. The featured artist will be
the Shaguars, singing hits from
the British Invasion era. The free
outdoor concerts will provide a
great way to enjoy the end of
summer with family and friends.
Residents and visitors are en-
couraged to bring lawn chairs,
picnic baskets and coolers. Well-
behaved pets on leashes also are
welcome in the park. A selection
of Dunedin Brewery beers will be
available for sale, with a portion
of the proceeds going to benefit
Dunedin Doggie Rescue. Call
812-4530 or visit dunedin
Sing to the Sun, the art of
Ashley Bryan, Sept. 10 through
Oct. 17, at Dunedin Fine Art
Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call
298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.
Described by the poet Naomi Shi-
hab Nye as a "luminous force of
nature," Bryan's art is infused
with joy and imagination. Co-cu-
rated by Richard Entel, this exhi-
bition will present select
illustrations from his celebrated
books as well as his handmade
puppets created from found ob-
jects gathered along the shores of
Little Cranberry Island where he
calls home. The author or illus-
trator of more than 30 books,
Bryan has won several awards in
children's literature, including
the Coretta Scott King Award and
the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.
He is one of the New York Public
Library's Literary Lions and the
recent winner of a Golden Kite
award. A graduate of Cooper
Union and Fulbright Scholar,
Bryan retired as emeritus profes-
sor from Dartmouth in 1988.
Visions of Enchantment,
work by Janny Wurts and Don
Maitz, Sept. 10 through Oct. 17,
at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143
Michigan Blvd. Call 298-3322 or
visit www.dfac.org. The museum
will present the works of two stel-
lar artists in the realm of science
fiction and fantasy art. This hus-
band-and-wife creative team,
based in Sarasota, are highly re-
garded masters of the genre.
The Second Friday Dunedin
Wine/Art Walk, Friday, Sept. 10,
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More than 30
merchants will participate with
discounts and giveaways. Atten-
dees may purchase a $10 wrist-
band to participate, making them
eligible for drawing in Pioneer
Park at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment
willbe provided by the Outlaws of
Florida Folk. Call 734-8671 or
Starlight concert Series,
Friday, Sept. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst
Road. The featured artist will be
Rubix Cubed, singing hits from
'80s. The free outdoor concerts
will provide a great way to enjoy
the end of summer with family
and friends. Residents and visi-
tors are encouraged to bring lawn
chairs, picnic baskets and cool-
ers. Well-behaved pets on leashes
also are welcome in the park. A
selection of Dunedin Brewery
beers will be available for sale,
with a portion of the proceeds
going to benefit Dunedin Doggie
Rescue. Call 812-4530 or visit
The Shop Project art show,
Friday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., at Two
Palm Soaps, 1359 Main St. The
project seeks to help the local art
community grow. The art show is
free to attend, free to artists and
no commissions will be made on
any works of art. Artists interest-
ed in participating should call
642-4651 or visit www.twopalm-
Starlight concert Series,
Friday, Sept. 17, 7 to 9 p.m., at
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst
Road. The featured artist will be
Coo Coo Ca Choo, singing hits
from '60s. The free outdoor con-
certs will provide a great way to
enjoy the end of summer with
family and friends. Residents and
visitors are encouraged to bring
lawn chairs, picnic baskets and
coolers. Well-behaved pets on
leashes also are welcome in the
park. A selection of Dunedin
Brewery beers will be available for
sale, with a portion of the pro-
ceeds going to benefit Dunedin
Doggie Rescue. Call 812-4530 or
Starlight concert Series,
Friday, Sept. 24, 7 to 9 p.m., at
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst
Road. The featured artist will be
the Voices of Jazz, performing big
band music. The free outdoor
concerts will provide a great way
to enjoy the end of summer with
family and friends. Residents and
visitors are encouraged to bring
lawn chairs, picnic baskets and
coolers. Well-behaved pets on
leashes also are welcome in the
park. A selection of Dunedin
Brewery beers willbe available for
sale, with a portion of the pro-
ceeds going to benefit Dunedin
Doggie Rescue. Call 812-4530 or
Loy in Laos showing, Satur-
day, Aug. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., at
Venue Theatre and Actors Stu-
dio, 9125 U.S. 19 N. The exhibit
will feature work by artist
Kheuthmy Khambay. Loy in Laos
is an exploration of the beauty of
Laos, Khambay's birthplace,
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album from the group's four-man
line-up with Neil Young. Ever
since, through changing times
and various configurations, Cros-
by, Stills and Nash have contin-
ued to tour and record as "three
together." In June of last year,
CSN released "Demos" on Rhino
Records. Featuring 12 previously
unreleased tracks recorded be-
tween 1968 and 1971, "Demos"
songs later heard on CSN's group
and solo titles. The disc opens
with the trio harmonizing on
"Marrakesh Express," recorded
four months before the song
came out on the group's self-ti-
tled 1969 debut LP. Other rari-
ties include seminal takes on
"Almost Cut My Hair," "Chicago,"
"Love The One You're With,"
"Sleep Song" and "Long Time
Mary Chapin Carpenter,
Sunday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth
Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen
Booth Road. Tickets range from
$38 to $58. Call 791-7400 or visit
penter is on tour in support of
her latest Zo8/Rounder Records
release, The Age of Miracles." In
addition to her 15 Grammy nomi-
nations and five Grammy wins,
Carpenter has twice been named
Female Vocalist of the Year by the
Country Music Association as
well as 1990 Top New Female Vo-
calist and 1992 Top Female Vo-
calist by the Academy of Country
Music. She has had four No. 1 hit
singles, including "Down at the
Twist and Shout," "He Thinks
He'll Keep Her," "I Take My
Chances" and "Shut Up and Kiss
Styx, Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30
p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111
McMullen Booth Road. Tickets
range from $39 to $79. Call 791-
7400 or visit www.rutheckerd-
hall.com. Tommy Shaw, James
"JY" Young, Lawrence Gowan,
Todd Sucherman and Ricky
;; Image courtesy of DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER
Taken to Task," by janny Wurts, is one of the works featured in the
upcoming exhibition Visions of Enchantment at Dunedin Fine Art
through Feng Shui inspired oil
on canvas and photography. Visit
"Ain't Retirement Grand!,"
Sept. 3-12, at Venue Theatre,
9125 U.S. 19 N. Performances
are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Matinees are Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15. For reservations,
call 822-6194. Written by Gil
Perlroth, directed by Daniel Har-
ris, and starring Cheryl Moore,
Robert Hines, Glenn Suyker and
Nancy Wright, this satirical mu-
sical revue of life in retirement
features original songs like
"There They Go," "Early Bird
Special," "We Spent It All On
Ourselves," "Catch of the Day,
"Everybody Needs a Pet" and
"Exercise." Visit www.VenueAc
produces audiences to Jacques
Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal
son and dedicated soldier back
home and living with his parents
after serving in the Algerian
Soon he is seduced by the
neon glamour of '60s Paris and
the easy money it presents.
Mentored by Guido (Gerard De-
pardieu), Mesrine turns his back
on middle class law-abiding and
soon moves swiftly up the crimi-
nal ladder. After pulling off an
audacious heist he and his lover
Jeanne (Cecile de France) flee to
Canada where the opportunity
of one big payout lures him out
of hiding and propels him to-
ward international notoriety.
For more morde news including
what's playing at local theaters.
trailers and an opportunity to
purchase tickets online. visit
www.TBNweekly.com. Click on
the "Mode News & Reidews" link
Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes Lady Antebellum Sept. 21.
Shooter Jennings, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
Kottonmouth Kings, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Sick of It All, Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m.
Bleeding Through, Saturday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.
Jon Oliva's Pain, Friday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Bumt Rubber Blowout, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m.
Surfer Blood and The Drums, Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Ludo, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
CocoRosie, Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., st. Petersburg. Call 895-3045
or visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com.
Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
Lauren M. Weber, Sunday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tarpon Springs Conununity Choir Gospel Concert, Friday, Sept.
24, 7:30 p.m.
Chris Kahl, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.
Paul Galbraith, Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
The center is at 324 Pine st., Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5605 or visit
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September's music scene boasts both local talent and national
headliners, including perfonnances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreak-
ers and Crosby, stills and Nash.
The summer concert festival season ends with a bang when the
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival hits the area Sunday, Sept.
5, at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
Tickets range from $20 to $70. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livena
Doors will open at 3 p.m. Attendees who bring an empty can of
Rockstar Energy Drink to recycle will get early entry into the Rockstar
Energy Drink Uproar Festival area starting at 3:15 p.m. The festival
area will feature a full aftemoon and night of activities, filled with band
merchandise and vendors.
The show schedule follows:
Element 55, 3:15
Hail the Villain, 3:45
New Medicine, 4:25
Rockstar Main Stage
Stone Sour, 7:30
Avenged Sevenfold, 8:35
Followingis a list ofother concerts scheduled September:
Creed with Skillet and Theft, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Toby Keith's American Ride with Trace Adkins, Friday, Sept. 3,
Uproar Festival, Sunday, Sept. 5, 3:15 p.m.
Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato and Friends from Camp Rock,
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
John Mayer, Friday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Kings of Leon, Saturday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Rascal Flatts with Kellie Pickler and Chris Young, Saturday, Sept.
25, 3 p.m.
The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-
2446 or visit www.livenation.com.
Nikki Yanofsky, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland st., Clearwater. Call 791-7400
or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant
Motel Funk, Saturday, Sept. 4, 9:30 p.m.
Hope Darling, saturday, Sept. 11, 9:30 p.m.
Joel Sanders Band, Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m.
Full Fledged Unit, Saturday, Sept. 9:30 p.m.
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant is at 2634 Bayshore Blvd.,
Dunedin. Call 736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com.
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Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-
229-7827 or visit www.tbpac.org.
Sean Delong, Friday, Sept. 3
Earth Bombs Mars, Saturday, Sept. 4
Heritage, Friday, Sept. 10
Tribal Style, Saturday, Sept. 11
Human Condition, Friday, Sept. 17
John Emil, Thursday, Sept. 23
Dunedin Brewery is at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call 736-0606
or visit www.dunedinbrewery.com.
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Trenchfoot, Friday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
Speak Easy, Saturday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jinrny Griswold, Friday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Rebekah Pulley, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
Bam-boo-da, Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Jolli Mon's Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jol-
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El Ten Eleven, Friday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.
Blitzkid, Sunday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.
Kinch, Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
The Orpheum is at 1902 14th st. (Republica de Cuba), Ybor City.
The Ritz Theater
Bullet for My Valentine, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Corey Smith, Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:40 p.m.
24 5Fitz Theater is at 1503 E. seventh Ave., Ybor City. Call 813-
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Tears for Fears, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m.
O.A.R., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
Lady Antebellum, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Neil Young, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
Crosby, Stills and Nash; Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call
791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Tinsley Ellis, Friday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m.
Legendary JCs, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
Paul Thom, Friday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.
Subdues, Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Skipper's Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-
971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with ZZ Top, Thursday, Sept. 16,
St. Pete Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-
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Christian Celebrate Recovery Program meets Saturdays. 7
p.n1.. 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-
The Clearwater GFWC Community Woman's Club meets third
Tuesday. September to May. 10 a.n1.. at Clearwater Main Library.
100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229.
Church and Community Outreach meets third Thursdays. 4
p.n1.. at the Safety Harbor Library. 101 Second St. N.
Church of the Isles Men's Prayer Breakfast meets Tuesdays.
7:30 a.n1.. at the Village Inn. 13105 Ulmerton Road. Largo. Call
Church of the Isles Golf Group meets Tuesdays. 9:15 a.n1.. at
the Pineerest Golf Course. 1200 Eighth Ave. S.W. Call 595-1038.
Clearwater Civitan Club meets first and third Tuesdays. 6:30
p.n1.. at the Countryside Country Club. 3001 Countryside Blvd..
Clearwater. Call 584-0461.
Clearwater Amateur Radio Society meets second Thursdays.
7:30 p.n1.. in the auditorium of the Red Cross Building. 624 Court
St. Enter through the north entrance. Call 415-1657.
Clearwater Chapter of Military Officers Association meets
fourth Wednesdays. 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 reservations.
Clearwater Networking Group meets Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at
Joe's Crab Shack. 2730 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Call Naiyana Nernginn at
Clearwater Women's Aglow Community Lighthouse meets see-
ond 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 Jan-
nary. March. May and November, noon, at Stacey's Buffet. 1451
Missouri Ave. N.. Largo. Call 531-2100.
Connecticut State Society meets second Thursdays. 11:30 a.n1..
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.n1.. at the Long Center in the board
room. second floor. 1501 N. Belcher Road. Clearwater. Call 733-
Country Snowbirds meets for an open jani session Fridays. 1 to
3:30 p.n1.. through April 4. at Heritage Village. 11909 125th St. N.'
Largo. Bring lawn chairs. singing voices and instruments. Call 582-
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group
meets first Tuesdays at Morton Plant Education Center. 1234 Druid
Ave.. across the street from the hospital entrance. Call 723-2207.
Dance to the Sounds of Bob and Pegs. Thursday. 7 to 9:30
p.n1.. at St. Pete Beach Conin1unity Center. 770 1 Boca Ciega Drive.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Caladesi Chapter,
meets third Mondays. September to May. 12:30 p.n1.. at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church. Friendship Hall. 421 Main St.. Dunedin. Call
Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825 meets last or fourth Tuesdays.
6 p.n1.. at Countryside Public Library. 2741 State Road 580. Clear-
water. Open to Italian and non-Italian women 18 years and older.
Call Vincenza DiLiberti at 447-6890. 455-1521 or visit www.daugh
Daughters of Scotia meets first and third Fridays. Call 393-
Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas meets fourth Mon-
days. 11:30 a.n1.. at Stacey's Buffet. 1451-A N. Missouri Ave. Call
Mary Freeman at 581-4630.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11. hosts a pancake
breakfast first Saturdays. 8 to 11 a.n1.. at 219 South Betty Lane,
Clearwater, for $3 ($1.50 children 8 and under). Call 631-0185.
Dunedin Masonic Lodge No. 192 meets second and fourth Mon-
days. 7:30 p.n1.. at 1297 Michigan Boulevard. Dunedin. Call 733-
2597 or visit www.dunedinl92.org.
Dunedin Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin meets second
Thursday. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.n1.. for lunch, a speaker and cards.
For location, call Sylvia at 736-3253.
Embassy Mobile Home Park plays bingo on Wednesdays and
Saturday. 6:30 p.n1.. through October: Mondays and Wednesdays'
6:30 p.m. beginning in November. Embassy is at 16416 U.S. 19 N.
CallAngie Wickhani at 530-9221.
Exchange Club of St. Petersburg meets Thursdays. noon to 1
p.n1.. at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Central Avenue and Beach
Drive. Call Judy Stump at 771-6961 or visit
Families Adjusting to Loss, a grief support group. meets Mon-
days. noon to 1 p.n1.. at Temple B'nai Israel. 1685 S. Belcher Road.
Rence L. baseman facilitates. The seminar focuses on the Jewish
process of grief using the book Living When a Loved One Has
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Died." by Rabbi Earl Grollman. Call 531-5829.
Fleet Reserve Association Unit 102 meets third Sundays. 1:15
p.n1.. at VFW Post 6827. 4145 34th St. N.. St. Petersburg. The
group works to preserve and enhance benefits and q.. .be, ..f bl.
programs for nienibers of the U.S. Navy. Marine Corps and Coast
Guard. Call 323-7548.
Florida Association of Bariatric Clinicians meets last Mondays
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The location is announced each month. Call
Florida Botanical Gardens offers weekend programs for adults
and children, age 5 and older. Saturday. 10 to 11 a.n1.. under the
Palm pavilion. 12175 125th St. N.. Largo. Call 582-2100.
Florida West Coast Woodturners meets first Thursdays. 7 p.n1..
in the meeting hall across from St. Paul's United Methodist
Church.1520 Rosery Road E.. Largo. Visit www.FWCWT.org.
Florida Writers Association meets second Thursdays. 7 p.n1.. at
the West Conin1unity Branch Library. 6700 Eighth Ave. N.. St. Pe-
tersburg. Call 321-6783.
Forgotten Korean Vets meets second Tuesdays. 6:30 p.n1.. at
the American Legion Post 7. 1760 Turner St.. Clearwater. Call 397-
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Actors Networking Group meets Mondays. 6 p.n1.. at 1653 Mon-
terey Drive. Clearwater. The meetings are open to anyone interested
in getting started in movies or coninlercials. Call 581-1677.
Aglow International meets Thursdays. 10 a.n1.. at St. Pete
Dream Center. 4359 35th St. N.. St. Petersburg. Call 709-0627.
All Children's Hospital Guild. Beach Branch. meets second
Monday in September and first Mondays front October through
May. 10:30 a.n1.. at Shell's Restaurant. 6300 Gulf Blvd.. St. Pete
Beach. Call Claudia Roberts at 360-4408.
Alpha XI Delta Pinellas County Alumnae meets third Saturdays
at varying times and locations. Call 391-0878.
55 Alive Mature Driving Classes, for drivers over 50. are taught
by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be
eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years.
Cost is $10. Call 888-227-7669.
Seminole Chapter 2569 meets fourth Tuesdays. 11:15 a.n1.. at
Roskanip Auditorium at Freedom Square. 7800 Liberty Lane. Noon
meeting, guest speakers and entertainment. Call 393-0561.
Forever Young/AARP meets second Tuesdays. noon for lunch at
Banquet Masters. 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Cost is $9. Usual-
ly there is a speaker and entertainment. Reservations required. Call
Mary at 398-1613.
St. Petersburg chapter meets fourth Thursdays. noon, at Pic-
cadilly Cafeteria. 34th Ave. and 22nd Ave. Call Nancy Arasa at 864-
American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Tuesdays. 6 p.n1.. and
Thursday. noon, at 1160 Turner St.. Clearwater. Cef Alteri serves
dinner on Mondays. Tuesday. Wednesday. Friday and Saturdays.
4 to 8 p.m. Music for dancing is offered Mondays. Wednesday. Fri-
days 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. Call 391-3670.
American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from
the '50s second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Post. 130 First Ave.
S.W.. Largo. Call 585-1225.
American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays. 5 to 7:30 p.n1..
at the post. 7550 60th St. N.. Pinellas Park. Call 544-5137.
American Sewing Guild Advisory Board meets second Tues-
days. 10 a.n1.. at the Clearwater Countryside Library. 2731 State
Road 580. Call 786-0070.
Artists in Action Poetry Reading Series takes place first Sun-
days. 1 p.n1.. at Clearwater Main Library. 100 N. Osceola. Clearwa-
ter. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association of Late-Deafened Adults meets third Saturdays. 3
to 5 p.n1.. at the Safety Harbor Library. 101 Second St.. Safety Har-
bor. Call 724-1525.
Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays. 2 to 4 p.n1..
at the Treasure Island Conin1unity Center. Gulf Boulevard at 106th
Ave.; and Thursdays. 7:45 to 9:30 p.n1.. 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-controlled model
boats on second and fourth Sundays. 10 a.m. to 3 p.n1.. at Lake
Seminole Park. 10015 Park Blvd.. Seminole. The club also meets
every third Thursday at the Largo Conununity Center. 65 Fourth
St.. Largo. Call 518-3132.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group. Clearwater chapter, meets
fourth Mondays. 1 to 3 p.n1.. at Clearwater East Library. 2251 Drew
St.. Clearwater. E-nlail email@example.com.
Bay Area Macintosh User Group meets second Wednesdays.
6:30 to 8:30 p.n1.. at Largo Cultural Center. 105 Central Park Drive,
Largo. E-nlail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BayBouquet Garden Club meets the third Wednesday September
to May. 9:30 a.n1.. at Dunedin Library. 223 Douglas Ave. Call 736-
Bayside Choirs. for kids who love to sing, meets Mondays. 5:30
to 8:30 p.n1.. 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., Clearwater. Call 865-0345 or visit www.bay
Begin With Me AFG meets Sundays. 7:30 p.n1.. followed by a
regular meeting at 8 p.n1.. at the Lutheran Church of the Palms.
2250 Nebraska Ave.. 2nd Floor. Room 10. Palm Harbor. Call 548-
Beta Beta Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alhpa International meets first
Tuesday. 7:30 p.n1.. at various locations. Call 460-6176 or e-nlail
British Floridian Club meets the first Saturday of the month 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
Central Pinellas Republican Club meets second Thursdays.
11:30 a.n1.. at Super Buffet. Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and
113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely polit-
ical topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687-1318.
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperac-
tivity Disorder meets first Tuesdays. 7 to 8:45 p.n1.. at Bay Pines
VA Medical Center. 10000 Bay Pines Blvd.. Building 20. in the nied-
ical auditorium. Call 572-8082 or visit www.chaddonline.org/chap
Children's Art Classes, for children ages 6 to 12. meets Satur-
days. 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.n1.. at Historic Chapel. 5400 Seminole Blvd. E-nlail mar
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Genealogy Assistance is available 011 Thursdays. 1 to 3 p.111.. at
Dilliedin Library. 223 Douglas Ave. Call 733-5383.
Genealogy and Family History lecture series, is offered second
Saturday. 10 to 11 a.111.. at West St. Petersburg Colinlittility Li-
brary. St. Petersburg College. 6700 Eighth Ave. N. Presented by
Susan Hickok arid Charlie Grandinaison. Call Hickok at 341-7174
or Grandinaison at 343-2776.
General Electric Retired Employees Association 111eets third
Wednesday. 11:30 a.n1.. at Stacy's Buffet. 1451 N. Missouri Ave..
Largo. Call 596-5739.
German-American Society meets for a German dance on Satur-
days. 7:30 p.n1.. at 8098 66th St. N.. Pinellas Park. Doors open at
7. Call 596-7581.
Seminole Junior Wonian's Club meets fourth Thursdays. 6:30
p.n1.. at Seminole Recreation Center. 9100 113th St. N. Call 398-
Pinellas Seminole Wonian's Club meets fourth Thursdays-
11:30 a.n1.. at Banquet Masters. 8100 Park Blvd.. St. Petersburg.
No meetings from June through August. Call 596-7375 or 391-
Clearwater Conin1unity Wonian's Club meets third Tuesdays-
9:30 a.n1.. at Clearwater Main Library. 100 N. Osceola Ave. Call
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Motorcycle Chapter FL-1-
M Kick Tire meets first, third and fourth Thursdays at different lo-
cations. Call 784-6127 or visit www.suncoastwings.cont.
Greater Pinellas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society
ISice s Mol a1ys. 7rpgn1.CaltlTh Cro0ss1roads Christian Church. 1645
Gulfport Casino Swing Night offers dance lessons on Wednes-
days. 7 to 8 p.n1.. followed by dancing. 8 p.m. to midnight, at 5500
Shore Blvd. S. $6 admission includes lesson, dance, prize giveaways
and mixers. Smoke-free and open to all ages. Call 893-1070 or visit
Heart of Pinellas Decorative Painters meets second Saturdays.
10 a.n1.. at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church. 10888 126th Ave.-
Largo. Call 581-1435.
Heritage Rughookers meet Thursdays. 9:30 a.n1.. at St. John's
Episcopal Church. 1676 S. Belcher Road. Clearwater. Call 535-
Holy Grounds Coffeehouse meets first Fridays. 8 to 11 p.n1.. at
Praise Cathedral. 4371 76th Ave. N.. Pinellas Park. Call 554-3293-
Hungarian Social Club meets fourth Sundays, at Stacey's Buffet.
Midway Shopping Center. 1451 N. Missouri Ave.. Largo.
International Association of Administrative Professionals. St.
Petersburg Chapter, meets second Thursdays. 6:15 p.n1.. at Panera
Bread. 1908 Fourth St. N. Call 530-9768.
Island Community Theatre meets second Mondays. 6:30 p.nt.
at Gators Cafe and Saloon. 12754 Kingfish Drive. Treasure Island.
The group performs throughout the beach area and welcomes new
nienibers and volunteers for all areas of theater production. Call
Italian American Club of Greater Clearwater hosts a pasta din-
ner on Tuesdays. 5 to 8:30 p.n1.. at 200 McMullen Booth Road. Cost
is $7 nienibers. $9 nonmenibers. The club also hosts dinner and
dancing every other Saturday. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $13 nient-
bers. $16 nonmenibers. Call 791-8698.
Just Over Youth. for seniors over 50. meets Thursdays. 10 a.n1..
at the Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church. 4400 70th Ave. N.. Pinellas
Park. Program varies each week from Bible study. pitch-in-dinner.
conununity out-visit and spiritual enrichment. Call Dale Sklenar at
Kindermusik with Laura and Friends meets Wednesdays and
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Polly is a fun, 8-month-old
boxer/hound mix. Her
previous family moved and
left her behind. She loves to
go for walks, play with her
toys, and get belly rubs, while
giving lots of kisses. She would
prefer an adult home or one
with older kids where she can
be the only pet. Polly is crate-
trained, and knows her basic
commands. Adopt Polly at the
Suncoast Animal League,
1030 Pennsylvania Ave. in
Palm Harbor. Call 786-1330.
Sawyer is an 8-month-old kitty
who was abandoned with another
cat, a white and black male,
possibly a littermate, at a
veterinary clinic in July. They
were left outside the door in a
carrier. Both kitties are very well
adjusted, friendly and
comfortable with other cats and
people. To meet Sawyer and his
brother, Finn, call Save Our Strays
Friday. 10 a.111.. at Broderick Recreation Center. 6101 66th Ave.
N.. St. Petersburg; arid Tuesdays arid Thursdays. 6:45 p.111.. at
Crosspoint Church. 11225 U.S. 19 N.. Clearwater. Call Laura at
488-9918 0r e-111ail KMLattraFrierids@hotinail.co111.
Kinship Groups. hosted by Kinship Care Falizily Resources,
111eets third Wednesdays. 6 to 7:30 p.111.. at Falizily Resources Shel-
ter. 1615 Union St.. Clearwater; second arid fourth Thursdays. 6 to
7:30 p.111.. at Falizily Resources Shelter. 3821 Fifth Ave. N.. St. Pe-
tersbitrg; arid fourth Tuesdays. 10 to 11:30 a.111.. at Largo Library.
120 Central Park Drive. Largo. The group supports grandparents
raising grandchildren. Free. Call 550-4250.
Countryside Clearwater meets Tuesdays. 7:30 a.n1.. at Eve's
Family Restaurant. 3150 State Road 584. Oldsniar.
Dunedin meets Thursday. 7:30 a.n1.. at Meeting Room 1 at
Mease-Morton Plant Hospitla in Dunedin.
Greater Clearwater meets Thursdays. 7:30 p.n1.. at the Golden
Coin Restaurant. 1844 N. Highland Ave.
Gulf Beaches meets Thursdays. 6:30 p.n1.. in the training room
upstairs at the Madeira Beach Publix. at 662 150th Ave.
Holiday meets Tuesdays. 7:15 a.n1.. at Four Seasons Restau-
rant. 3350 Grand Blvd.. Holiday.
Largo/Mid-Pinellas meets Fridays. 7:30 a.n1.. at Largo Conin1u-
nity Center. 65 4th St. NW. Largo. Call 744-1400.
Midtown meets Wednesdays. 7:30 a.n1.. at St. Petersburg Yacht
Club. 11 Central Ave.
Palm Harbor area meets Tuesdays. 7:30 a.m. at Tiffany's
Restaurant. 35000 U.S. 19 N.
Pinellas Park meets Thursdays. 12:15 p.n1.. at Park Station,
5851 Park Blvd.
Rest ta ty H bl aiIn ts Wednesdays. 7:30 a.n1.. at Paradise
Seminole meets Thursdays. 6:15 p.n1.. at Freedom Square Towit
Hall. Call 394-2582.
Seminole Breakfast meets Tuesdays. 7:15 a.n1.. at Seminole
Family Restaurant. 6864 Seminole Blvd.. Seminole. Call 319-8343
or e-nlail email@example.com.
Springtime City meets Thursdays. 6 p.n1.. at Oriental Super
Buffet. 2456 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
St. Petersburg meets Tuesdays. 12:15 p.n1.. at The Orange Blos-
son1. 220 Fourth St. N.
Sunshine City meets Friday. 12:15 p.n1.. at Piccadilly. 1900
34th St. N.
West Pasco meets Thursdays. 6:30 p.n1.. at Demetri's Restau_
rant. Sunset Road. New Port Richey.
Key Club meets Fridays. 12:30 p.n1.. at Largo High School.
Knights of Columbus meets Fridays. February through April.
4:30 to 8 p.n1.. at 512 S. Lincoln Ave.. Clearwater. Call 504-9389.
Korean War Veterans Associations:
Sunshine State Chapter meets second Thursdays. 7 p.n1.. at
American Legion Post 252. 11433 Park Blvd. Call Peter Palmer at
584-7143 or Tony Lemons at 736-1993.
Suncoast Chapter 14 meets third Thursdays. 7 p.n1.. at VFW
Post 4364. 5773 62nd St. N.. Pinellas Park. Call 538-9504.
La Leche League International meets third Wednesdays. 7
p.n1.. at the Church of the Good Shepherd Nursery. 639 Edgewa-
ter Drive. Dunedin. All breastfeeding mothers welcome. E-mail
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364
meets first Mondays. 7 p.n1.. at the post. 5773 62nd St. N.. St. Pe-
tersburg. Call 546-5525.
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10304
Bingo meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at
724 Tuskawilla St.. Clearwater. Call 443-7473.
Largo Bible Study Meetup Group meets Sundays. 11 a.n1.. at
The Hampton Inn. 100 East Bay Drive. Theatre B. Largo. Verse-
by-verse Bible study arid coffee. Sponsored by West Bay Collinitt-
nity Church. Call 687-1318 or e-111ail StudyTheBible@verizon.net.
Ladies Coffee Club nicets last Fridays. 8 a.111.. at the Sun Trust
Building. 60 1 Cleveland St. Call 462-2308 or e-111ail
Largo Art Association 111eets Fridays. 9 a.111. to 110011. at Largo
Coninittility Center. 65 Fourth St. N.W. E-111ail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Largo Founding Group nicets Mondays at 8:30 a.111. at Aeropol
Fantily Restattrant. 1170 Starkey Road. Call Nancy Giles at 776-
Largo Historical Society nicets second Mondays. 6:30 p.n1.. at
the Historic Largo Feed Store. Largo Central Park Drive. The club
has a pot-luck dinner and speakers discuss historical topics.
Anybody interested in the history of Largo and the surrounding
area is invited. Guests are asked to bring a main dish. vegetable
and dessert to share, plus their own place setting. Call Marilyn at
The Largo Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednes-
days. 6:30 p.n1.. at Thirsty Marlin. 351 W. Bay Drive. Call 586-
Largo Republican Club meets third Mondays. 6 p.n1.. at Al-
fano's Restaurant. 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Belleair. Regis-
tration starts at 5:30. The evening includes dinner and an
informative meeting with various speakers of interest to the com-
Inunity. Cost is $18 for dinner, tax and tip. To R.S.V.P.. call 687-
Largo-Seminole Community Chorus meets Mondays. 7 to 9
p.n1.. at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse. Largo. No audition is
necessary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes. standards, in-
sp rlaAi naltalnedl 1 11 11111 r IC lo31 n PToday. meets third
Tuesday. 6 p.n1.. at Our Lady of Lourdes Father Conmy Center,
750 San Salvador Drive. Dunedin. Call 443-5414.
Lzvang Information For Today, a social and educational sup-
port group for widowed people. meets second Fridays at the
Dunedin Country Club. 1850 Palm Road, and the third Thursdays
at Alfano's. 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road. Largo. There are no
Inenibership dues. Call 446-2375.
Madeira Beach Seniors Club meets first Mondays. 1 p.m. at
the Madeira Beach City Hall Auditorium. Meetings feature a guest
entertainer or speaker and refreshments are served. The club also
provides opportunities for seniors to travel as a group to various
events and places at reduced rates. Seniors aged 50 and over are
Magic Keys Organ Club meets third Saturdays. November
through March, at Bickley Park. 5640 Seminole Blvd. This social
group gathers to listen to an organ program followed by coffee.
cookies and social chatter. Call Jini at 398-3918.
Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451 UDC meets third Saturdays. 10
a.n1.. at 3158 Gulf-to-Bay. Clearwater. Call Ms. Mallonee at 394-
Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment meets
second Mondays. 7 p.n1.. at VFW Post 2473. 1401 N. Hercules
Ave.. Clearwater. Call 392-2329.
Masonic Lodge 291, Gulf Beach, meets Thursdays. 7:45 p.n1..
at 14020 Marguerite Drive. Madeira Beach. A breakfast is served
to the public first Sundays. 9 a.m. to noon. Call 391-8073. visit
www.gulfbeachlodge.org or e-nlail 's I. I .1-, - quill.. .. Ini...ly. ..ly
Metropolitan Amateur Radio Repeater Association meets
second Mondays at the Pinebay Clubhouse. 5330 77th St. N.. St.
Petersburg. Call Herb at 501-5519.
Microcomputer Users Group meets first Wednesdays. 6 p.n1..
at the Largo Library. 120 Central Park Drive. Call 535-1044.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meets see-
ond Tuesdays. 11:30 a.n1.. November through April, at Piccadilly
Cafeteria. 1900 34th St. N. Call Wendy Risk at 572-9854.
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Cable Included. (727)517-3710.
s M Dn
Includes W/S/G, Cable. Annual
ti I e /DD o ASLpL
Carpon. $800/Mo. (727)482-9139.
SEMINOLE: Deerwood Gardens.
2BR/2BA, 2nd Floor, Vaulted Ceil-
ing, Patio /Balcony, Covered
Parking, WID, Pool, Clubhouse.
Walk To Beach! Pools & Tennis.
$1,200/Mo. Shipwatch RIty, Inc.
An GAUN, TSZELTFNFO .A1L '
Boat Slips Available. Pets OK.
I is ,
FURNISHED APT. COZY 1Br. AII
Utilities +cable, no smoking/pets.
Mile from Madeira Beach/ Bay
Pines. $750/mo. (727)391-8900.
Move in today!
Studio apts. stating @$185/week.
Open 24/7. No credit check. No
security deposit. Free local phone
calls. Pets okay. (727)446-6560.
SEMINOLE. 8423 SEMINOLE
Blvd. 1BR/BA. $795/month,
NBR 1 007 t
2B /5 MB NSE Ad
Room. Starting At $675/Month.
5290 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park
SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
Standard, Unfurn., $600/Mo.
1BR Deluxe, 2BR/1BA, Unfurn.,
$695/Mo. Robert G. Castles,
P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS: 1BR/1BA,
First Floor, Clean, Quiet, Updated.
Cat OK. 6225/Monthdncl. W/S/G
BELLEAIR BLUFFS! NEAR
beach, shopping, restaurants.
1BR/1BA, C/H/A, walk-in closet,
new carpet, carpon, $550/month.
CENTRAL LARGO: DUPLEX
Apts. Spacious 2BRs. Laundry/
Utility Room, C/H/A, Carports,
Smoke-Free, Credit Check. From
CENTURY OAKS IN LARGO
Affordable Luxury, 2BR/1BA,
$875/Month. W/S/G, Cable Incl.
I Rent Realty. (727)420-7822.
Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To
Bus Terminal. $375/Mo. Call Bob'
DUNEDIN, 1BR, $175/WK.;
an di R 75M 5k Cl ater
$450/MLoA O STU5 00Mo., In-
cludes Water. Renovated. Nice
Neighborhood. Petless. Refer-
ences. Annual. (727)584-6952.
MileBC i ch 5ub
Tennis, Boating, Fishing,
Paddle Boats, More! Util. Incl.
Move-In Special Only $299.
LARGO, EAST BAY/ US 19
LIKE NEW, BEAUTIFUL, Upscale,
Quiet, 1BR/1BA, 2nd Floor
Walk-Up. Free Water. $575/Mo.
NO PETS. (727)461-1177.
LARGO: 4TH AVE. NW: Cozy,
R/1LBAt, Q r ea.e 9B5 coh
NEAR DOWNTOWN Clearwater,
1BR/1BA, WID, Clean, Near Bus.
SunStar Real Estate
Rosalyn Carlton, (727)644-0400.
SEMINOLE GARDENS: 55+,
uRn rBA$5P00%oRtec.WO site
Cable Incl. Credit Check.
S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA
Quiet. Laundry on Premises'
Petless. $500/mo., $400 security.
Yearly lease. (727)595-2228. Last
SUMMER BEACH SPECIAL
1-2BR: $290/week & up.
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
Landmark-1, Gulf-front 2BR/2BA,
Intracoastal View, 24/7 Security.
All Amenities. No Pets. Available
Now. Owner, (813)431-9381
CONTINENTAL TOWERS: South
Clearwater Beach. Furnished &
Unf furnished, large 2BR/2BA
condo, pool, carport. Seasonal/
Annual. SunStar Real Estate,
Rosalyn Carlton, (727)644-0400.
Condo 5H d o plexes
B o le a5 I 97
CREAM PUFF!! 2BR/2BA/1CG
Granite, Stainless steel appli-
ances, bamboo and porcelain
flooring, perfectly landscaped
yard. $137,700. John Noell, Hol-
land Associates, (727)434-1673.
1.7 A(res in Seminole
3 101 SF 3BR/3BA/20
200 + 8 & 10(k Ro
Of n 001
*r Au 28 @ 11 a.m.
8050 134th5t., Seminole
Call Linda Hergott
(727) 744-6102 2
Ideal Seminole Neighborhood,
3BR/2BA/2CG, split-plan pool
home, 60'x188' lot. Great room
7 I B Ity8 $ re
NEW PRICE 2BR/1BA/1CG
Block. Remodeled. Newer roof
DepbN yrrs rn
tnloyme >ummer LITOSTyle 011year.
Live across from the sandy white
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. (55+)
Large I bedroom, I both $920
Bright, clean 2 bdrm, 2 both $1,000
Specious 3 bedroom, 2 both $1,170
Free: Expanded (ablevision
Pest control A/( Filters, a
(arpet (leaning, W, 5 & T R
Learn about Specials & take a tour
17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB
INDIAN ROCKS: 1BR/1BA, Un-
f urn. Duplex. Blocks To Beach.
$725/Month, Annual. Best Beach
INDIAN ROCKS: GULF VIEW
3BR/2B4B /OM nn P3n, De k/ Pool.
MADEIRA BEACH CONDO
55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual lease only.
No pets. Non-smoking.
2BR MOBILE Homes, Largo. Un-
furnished. Staying $175/week. In-
cludes water, trash. $200/sec.
T72T5n8t6-5 rnishes electric.
Newly Renovated, Tile Floors,
C/H/A, WID Hook-ups, Conven-
ient Location. Small Pet OK.
SSemt on-e8e nlcoc%.
JUST REDUCED RENT!!!
MADEIRA BEACH, 3BR/2BA
pool home, $1,450/month.
SEMINOLE: 3BR/2BA, secured
waterfront condo, $1,275/month.
CLEARWATER BCH: 2BR/2BA
watee nt coendRo st 50 nth.
(727)455-6192 or (727)458-6304.
SUMMER BEACH SPECIAL, -
St P undly.
2BR/1BA/1CG, Laundry, Large,
Fenced Yard, C/H/A. $850/Mo.
Acaro Pinellas.e3/2 2sFa5
owne (727) .
IMPERIAL POINT 2BR/2BA/2CG
It lit lan ed yar5 uMpdatie)d
clues pool dues. (412)389-1775/
LARGO NDIAN ROCKS AREA,
DRDE los7e5dPatioBlns GUtiy
712 thdSt.t\ 12 ,
utility room, $825/month.
SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA/1CG, Well
kept. Must See. Fresh paint out-
side. New Windows. 10541 86th
Ave. N. $1,100/month +security.
Background ck. (813)500-0218.
SEMINOLE / LARGO AREA
3BR/2BA/2CG, Pool Home.
Nord sMBensthAAnnua n
RSEoMuNORoEodBO c ew s
Considered, Fenced. $1,295/Mo.
93rd Street, 1,550SF, split plan'
laundry hookups, workbench'
$1,150/month. (727)242-2667, re-
UPDATED 2BR/2BA, WOOD
FLoors, Tile, Fireplace, large
fenced yard. No smoking, Small
Pet Okay. First, Last, Securirty,
Credit Check. Anona Area, Indian
Rocks Rd. (727)742-5141.
50 Coe Rd., 2BR/2BA, 1,895SF,
newer A/C, Water View. SunStar
Real Estate Rosalyn Carlton,
Terrace Park Of Five Towns
55+. 1BR/1BA, From 660 SF, it e
Race an ad today 2B 2KB F mS9 5 $05 K WANTED: MOBILE HOM
To 1,735 SF, $129,000. Must Be Under 50 Feet A
II 39 67 55 www.fcpm.biz to view amenities. Moveable. Less Than $3,0
Janis O'Connor, Five Towns Call Michelle (727)657-21
Action Realty, (727)735-1132. or Evon (813)789-8331.
OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY
SEPT. 6TH IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. WE
WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES:
Retail Advertising Classified A
Seminole/Beach Beacon Display
Largo Leader Belleair Bee Thursday, Sept
Clearwater Beacon: Line A
Thursday, Sept. 2 @ 5 p.m. Friday, Sept.
Pinellas Park Beacon: Editorial Pre
Friday, Sept. 3 @ 3 p.m. Thursday, Sep
. 2 @ 5 p.m.
3 @ Noon
t. 2 @ Noon
ClaSsifieds 7 B
8B Classified Leader, August 26, 2010
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management and organizing service. We are not movers.
This is a flex-time position. Applicants must be able
to work a physical 6-8 hour day, pass an extensive criminal
background & drug test. Applications will be accepted in
person only Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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This key position will assist in the fulfillment of day-to-day business and
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midnight and 11:00am
Responsible for coordinating distribution activities and the correct staging of
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IRB: BEACH ACCESS, NEWLY
Decorated 1BR/1BA, $660/Month.
W/S/G Included. Annual Lease.
2400 1st St. (727)586-6086.
MA leRnAdrFBE ChH PFICIEFNCY)
Beach. No Pets. $250/week FL
Residents. 14711 Gulf Blvd.
MADEIRA BEACH 1BR/1BA
apt., unfurnished, $690/month;
1BR/1BA apt., furnished, includes
utilities, $890/month. Quiet Neigh-
2BR/1BA/1CG, C/H/A, WID,
Hardwood Floors, Large backyard.
13010 Boca Ciega Ave.
Also: 1BR/1BA/1CG, WID
Hook-up. Newly Remodeled.
Only 12M thalAveSome
Utilities And Rent To Own Option.
MADEIRA BEACH: 1BR Duplex,
GI ly RemoSdteled, 1 B)locknTo
F Th o u c '
Pets. Across From Beach. $250
Per Week. (727)392-2241.
REDINGTON SHORES: NICE
P MA/ 7 Bu
WILL BARTER!! Treasure Island
Wu eo 1BF Cle ,kFurn hsk
BEACH CONDOS, Fantastic
views! Redington Shrs. 2BR, 3BR.
Furn/Unfurn. Pool/Spa. Pets OK.
From $1,375/mo. (727)490-2765.
GULF VIEWS ON SAND KEY,
g e2dB able y Remodelal oA
1275)M/M4onth, Annual. Niki,
REDINGTON SHORES: NEW
Upscale Waterfront Home.
3BR/2BA/2CG. Boat Lift, Jacuzzi
Plenty Of Storage. $1,700/Month'
SEA TOWERS CONDO
Updated 2BR/2BA, Furn. /Unfurn.
Intracoastal Views, 6th F1r. 50+.
$1,200/Mo. Annual (727)391-3900
SHORES OF LONG BAYOU
Furnished 2BR/2BA Condo Over
ooki0nO/MLa 3WMo hCWIm mlun2
105 110th Ave. 2BR Unit, Dock,
Laundry, $995/Mo. Walk To
Beach. Credit Check. Pets OK.
TREASU1RCBEA FRANDEDWateir ront
D ksS in 127 n
CLEARWATER BCHISAND KEY
A2B e 1Furn shed C cl a
Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc.
ALL SUMMER SALE
Near Noth Beaches. Move In For
$295 With Free First Week For
Qualified Applicants 1BR From
ew k e BI u e e
B il SKmES rH nt.LARGO.
Special, $199. One Bedroom. Call
LARGO/ CLEARWATER AREA
55+ Community, 2BR/2BA's Fur-
nished Or Unfurnished Stading At
$ OSMo. (727)523-1810. Island In
st CI RWATER ff cien ity,
no credit check. Free WiFi access.
7 7s4 -a7134.Move in today!!
I e e ,
2BR/1BA UPDATED, C/HIA, WID
hook-up, 3920 7th Ave. N.
5P0e o h.rb207 95 ,
LARGO, LARGE 2BR/1BA Nice,
clean, large LR. New carpet.
tu s5h79 h
LARGO: 1019 3RD AVE. SW
cRh/1BA CG TileMFloo ,PNew
Tile, WID Hook-up, New Paint.
$655/Mo. Petless, Tenant Screen.
WALK TO GULF, Shopping.
2BR/1BA, W/D, Water & Lawn
a5reMnc 2d7 96F2e2n ed Yard.
KEY MARATHON/ Hawks Nest,
1BR condo sleeps 4. Available
Oc2t7 2-8910r5806ct. 9-16. $1,000/wk.
Lady seeking lady or
gentleman companion w/car, 65
up, excellent references,
no smr ))r 9atne bath/
NICE ROOM NEAR BEACH
Congenial Atmosphere. Pretty
Seminole Home. Microwave, Re-
frig. Working person preferred.
ROCIAMS AV LABLE IN Plivate
Ba kgr und Ceh kseR nu
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Full d .rn it nC elDn-
Required. From $125/Week.
Includes Utilities. Nice Central
Largo Home. Cable, W/D. Student
IDEAL FOR SMALL
BUSINESS OR STORAGE
Lease/ Rental (2 UNITS) 2,000
SF with 20' Garage Door. Ware-
house with Office & Restroom. Off
Bryan Dairy Road. (727)667-1647
JOHN'S PASS VILLAGE
Location! Location! Location!
1,100 & 2,080 SF. High Traffic
LARGO SEMINOLE OFFICES
$225 Two Office Suite, $350
Larger Office, Includes Electric.
Additional Suites Are Available.
Cornerstone Realty Services,
STOREFRONTS or OFFICES
Mov I er DFur rd 00.
WORKSHOPS: CENTRALLY lo-
cated, US19, Pinellas Park,
1,200sf, $650/month, 10' over-
h7e2 797-d3o (7 )4 0-261door,
AtBtention AII Trade Contractors
546 tr tConste tn
Fire Station #30 located at 8971
Starkey Road, Seminole, Florida.
hTh poj tcons rof hurri
the existing Fire Station #30. Work
ooaa nest a m
windows, finishes, plumbing, fire
protection, HVAC, electrical and
communications tower. All trades
are required. All subcontractors
must be pre-qualified by Biltmore
Construction by 9/1/2010. Bids will
be due by 9/2/2010. Please
contactrVito DiRun ro fotr scope
(727)585-2084. Please email
for the pre-qualification form, or
register on our Website:
ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 AT 10
A.M. the personal effects including
household items, furniture, etc., of
Robed Rhyne will be sold to the
highest bidder at Oakhurst Self
Storage, 13144 Park Blvd., Semi-
nole, FL 33776 (727)418-2077
17 Years Exp. In Bankruptcy, Over
15,000 Cases As A Chapter 7
Bankruptcy Trustee. Night &
tst n m
Who's rea (fa# the declassified!
A CAREER TO LOVE
Learn Dog Grooming.
Financial Assistance Available
For Those Who Qualify.
VV r i
CNA PREP CLASSES FOR $149
Inquire About Our Other
Discounted Packages Including
Med Tech, Continuing Education,
Cr Ar i HIAc ePR
1810 Dmw e7arwater.
ST. DUNSTAN'S LEARNING
Center, Accepting infants
(8 weeks) to Pre-K. CCC qualified.
VPK approved. ndu)i neighbor-
AFTER SCHOOL CARE: 3
hild Ho rk
pery in e5)evenTng O uR
Sernirm er shombExp in
CURVES: FT/PT. IF YOU Are
Eriter eticeRteoli k peMpl
Call Carol: (727)559-7741. Some
BalesKKquired.Largol Ta IME
Mature person for church. Send
your qualifications to CPC, 3115
Dryer Ave., Largo, FL 33770. Attn.:
HANDY PERSON / MANAGER
Cou le f II mobile
homp parkTmrainsenlHrosme, utili-
ticas, smal}Fsala0ry (75 47-0323,
NAIL TECH, EXPERIENCED in
manicures, pedicures and waxing.
In retirement center. Call evenings
and weekends, (727)461-4172,
. * * *
, - .
* Great cases .*
, NOW Payscale & ;
: Benefits Package!;
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- *7 ) 670.
RO FEIRS .o xper
inclu n nai urd transp Mat on
SHORT-ORDER GRILL COOK
Needed. Experienced, breakfast,
lunch. Redington Shores area.
Call for appt. (727)643-3901.
TEN dL sMAld MeOREn
Immediate openings for PM shift.
Daily Bonuses. Apply in Person:
3985 Gateway Centre, Suite 200,
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Only, All Shifts. Apply @Venus
Restaurant, 2441 West Bay Drive,
100 WORKERS NEEDED.
Assemble crafts, wood items, sew-
ing. Materials provided. To
$480/week. Free Information, 24
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g Requirements may be
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5024 Uceta Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
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Over 7+)PalPerts of Frozen
Including: Lobster, Shrimp, King
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Salmon, Cod Fish, Sword Fish,
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Quality Used Vehicles. Many 1
ownedr.3LOLW mileaghepn w car
29 SCSoANlt2005 3DZk6-SPD
Extras!! Mint Condit Ask er,
$16,900. Owner, (72 2-2 8.
CHRYSLER 2006 TOWN AND
Country Wheelchair Van. 10" Low-
ered Floor With Ramp. Call Ben,
HYUNDAI TUCSON 2007,
OnlyA34,0MK miles A 9 CD,
2008 HUAW EAGLE, 149cc
motorscooter, autographed by
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SELLING OR TRADING?
Trad\Nillln nM ed2aenan
Harold m A9u3tbBroker
CASH FOR CARS
We come to YOU!
1998 and newer- MOST $$
Hillsborough & Pinellas
$$$ CASH NOW $$$.
Top Dollar Paid For Clean, Quality
Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs.
UP TO $500 FOR JUNK CARS
Trucks, Vans. Free Pick Up.
No Lies. (727)458-7710,
WE BUY CARS
Any Condition. Top Dollar Paid
+ a 4 Day, 3 Night Vacation.
(81w3w4 h6 ow 2 9m20
1DeLhARrGtEor $11SMALLboDec ir Ir
drill press, $40. (727)596-8239.
AVIAN Water Softener System.
Approx. 7 years old. $100 OBO.
ELECTRIC CIGARETTE ROLL-
ING5WIachdne w/t aS al-p-aM 3
w/extra ba s $65 OBO
LAWNMOWERS FOR SALE, (6).
4 Self-propelled, 2 Push. My
HobbyH Reco it t r5-Eqi
REMODELING SINKS, Faucets,
Toilets, Doors, 8' & 6' Sliders,
Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher,
Le EPER5SOGI s tloTdiSMA
ble wl4 chairs & matching buffet,
$12 6561VIOls2cOellaneous items.
WANTED: NEW AND USED
h 2 F r k
QUEEN PALM TREE Approxi-
mately 150tal 36" trunk circus re
clean fill. (727)596-1072.
JAl KR, BLaAeLANsNE. $6POOWER
(7R I IG2E99ATOR: NORGE, 18
Cubic Feet. $100. (727)393-8417.
DINING ROOM SET, 6 CHAIRS,
beE enms tnres 11e In n
set, under bed storage plus
dresser, $200. Office Chair $25.
72"h x 68"w x 22"d w 032" HD
MATTRESS SET, QUEEN, Pillow
2 YOUNG FEMALE CATS FREE
joano mteallHiB laimn and
Hd7RcSe90 S53 ISin L r
Trails. Panial board. Horses fed
a.m. & p.m. Round pen. Wash
area. Instructor available,
TWO CAT CAGES, $30 EACH.
93 Glaesr n SHXP iRunahut
board (model E115FPLSN), EZ
Ltoadere ailer Seats) 8 Enag ne
runs great! Engine fully serviced
Ine un ,WM aluSunco tc arine
bilge pump, new battery, new
sp k Hphags qveythin checked
/\WI FM D90pla bwl42sp akers.
SEA RAY 195 SPORT, 2007, 19'
Od.H $2125 5H Ill c
* II e A e -
Suncoast Marine Installations
Power Poles, Trolling Motors, Jack
Plates, Live Wells, Pumps, Steer-
ing And Controls, Electronics
T7r2 91 ectrical Repairs.
60' BOAT SLIP On Intracoastal
Easy Gulf Access. Well Main-
tained. Priced To Sell, $90K!
Stee Bow IC rs Rutenberg
r Le&Mso eCKeVS E PeMn
etc. Electrical and Engine Repair
or Replacement! Mercury and
Yamaha cedified. (727)501-1727.
2004 ARCTIC FOX 28,
ailtcweathera il .' I ,sd cF I
heat/ air, power hitch w/stabilizers,
much more. Excellent condition,
JAYCO, 2005, TRAILER.
Jayfeather. Weighs only 4,000 lbs.
Tow wlSUV. 1 slider, full bed/bath,
kitchen. Great condition. $11,000.
An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of
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12PM,7 )630911- 9.BlWde
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6-8pm. Fri.-Sat. 8am-Noon. Rain
or Shine. Unique Fun Ansy Stuff.
DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE
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Andy's Air, Inc. (727)447-1903.
Heating & A/C. CAC1816535
Repairs, Service, Sales.
No Ovenime Charges.
On Your Electric Bill!
Sales Service Installation
TimCO'Cormel UcE#CA 816540
ommi xce nce.
$19 SERVICE CALL
All Makes. Authorized Trane
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A/C, (727)258-0015. CAC1814441
InA i f s onBalu enre ce
Section. Call 397-5563
Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?
We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE
COmmunity newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be
available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
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CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
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MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc.
ive yExpPa oualitS Ser
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Patio Door Repair Specialist
"I Get Them Sliding Again"
No Installations. Angie's List
2007-2008 Super Service Award
CUSTOM DRAPERIES &
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Since 1981. (727)397-5708.
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Senior Discount. #ER0009230
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Barnes Electric. Since 1980.
NO JOB TOO SMALL!
Li n 10 9 .
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Emergency Service. LOW Rates!!
Since 1986. Insured.
**$28 OFF REPAIR**
Same Day Service
We Specialize In Electrical
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ER0013140. Insured. Visa/MC
Military/ Senior Discounts.
AII Calls Answered.
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*, 1 '
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Same Day Service. Honest,
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GARY WENCE SERVICES, LLC.
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Home/ Commercial Services.
Licensed/ Insured. (727)455-6367.
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perienced, Professional, Economi-
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Skilled Men Looking For Work.
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HOME SERVICES. ALL MINOR
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"LET GEORGE DO IT!"
Retired contractor is ready to do
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IVIo7b)i s.6 1+/yrs. Experience.
MIKE'S HANDYMAN SERVICE
Minor Home Repairs, Lawn
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ALL BACKHOEl BOBCAT Work.
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o)giveotat os. We Dig Ditches!
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Free Estimates. Fully Licensed
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STEVE'S FULL SERVICE
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Mow, Edge, Trim & Clean-Ups.
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rM le r eea
Ups. Free Estimates. Reliable,
LAWNS BY BISHOP
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Deli ieso 271)39 56
BURKE PAINTING CO.
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Price Both Matter!
Dnt Ext Paintdn &
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A. BOYD FARMER. FAMILY
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PATIO DOOR REPAIRS
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TURNER WALL & CEILING, INC.
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ANDY'S STUCCO & Plastering.
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No Job Too Small. Sewer And
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*Discount on drain cleaning.
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GLEN MYERS PLUMBING
No job too small!!
PETE'S CERT. PLUMBING
Owner pai s & roiga nes. Free
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0021491. Insured. Visa/MC.
Small Job Specialist.
CFC1427888. Call Charlie,
STEVE'S RIVER ROCK
Pressure Cleaning, Reseals,
Acrylics, Pavers, Garage
Floor Coatings & More.
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BLUE BAYOU POOL SERVICE
Services as low as $60/month.
Third month FREE! Free Esti-
CARDINAL POOL CARE
Weekly Pool Service, Monthly
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HARTLEY'S POOL SERVICE
W kI sneab eRs aes.ng
50/em t 0-iyeard
Weekly Service Or Chemical
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TOhLeCN E Wa ItPRllDE
Owner Operated. (727)947-2280.
A XTREME Pressure Cleaning
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Installation, repairs & service. 15
yrs. exp. Lic#C10564
Greater Image Landscape
pr kLIEY IrrihgationI I..and2s9cape
Check For Leaks, Adjust Heads,
Program Timer. C-9784.
SR "eARDSONp RIGA ON
Water Hook-up. Quality Work.
#C-9468. Free Estimates.
Eddie's Professional Tree
Services.Complete Service &
Stump Removal. Firewood. Lic.
/Ins. Sr. Discount. (727)584-7308.
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HoneA r cREE W Ry ork
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BARLAS TREE SERVICE.
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Palm Harbor (727)786-1771
DERLUND pTREE Service.
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CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY SHOP
Don't Replace Your Furniture,
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20 Yrs. Exp. Fast Turnaround,
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Brett Kennedy (727)322-3445
THE BEST FOR LE$$
Remove, Repair, Installation
Wallpaper and More. References.
SERVICE ALL MAKES AND
Models of Water Conditioners. 40
s peri ce. Free estimates.
ALL WELLS, PUMPS,
Sprinkler Systems. Shallow Well
Experts! Quality Work.
Free Estimates. #C-5918.
Kellis Williams, (727)381-7132.
go a -
WINDOWS & DOORS AT
Discount Prices!! Any Brand.
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Automotive. 23-years' experience.
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UNE FEROUH O
Galing & Air COM iliOning, DC.
R-410 2 Ton
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Licensed & Insured #CACO58721
KIMMIES APPLIANCE SVC.
A pleasant experience. In-home
repair services. 5-Star customer
Same-day service. Credit cards
ReOp CsCOOr'SAIAMPiLorAANpC aSVe ,
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LEN ERICSON CONTRACTORS
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#C-8910. Call (727)367-1450.
Economy AII Wood Cabinets
3All parts mad n30uR lant,
Fre la .ma s. Showroa ..
Don Bolam Enterprises, Inc.
Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs,
Doors, Moldings, etc.
42 yrs. in Pinella 7722776)443-3811.
DONE RIGHT CARPENTRY.
Rotted wood replaced, doors,
drywall, crown molding.
Trim/ Finish Specialty.
25 years serving Pinellas.
CROWN MOLDING, REMODEL,
Trim, Doors, Decks, Cabinets. 30
Years Exp.2 ) 46C49326914, Insured.
ALVINO'S CARPET CLEANING.
Owner/ Operator. 30 Years' Exp
Furniture, Car Interiors, Water
Damages. Dino, (727)623-6305.
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
2-Step Method Out Cleans Most
Competitors, Guaranteed!! Free
Estimates. Mark, (727)656-2531.
FAMILY TIME CLEANING
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CARPET REPAIRS BY TOM
Over 30 Years' Exp. in Pinellas.
Installation Available. Free Est.
INISR """ "" '
*Water Damage Repair
one day with 'no mess?
Lic. #CRC-1326471 Bonded,
Insured, Free Est.
Bowes Expert Ceramic Tile
Company. Bathroom Remodeling
Specialists! "We install every-
thing." Pinellas-Family Owned, 30
years. Insured. Lic#C-6341. Kevin
or Mike: (727)946-8281.
BOB COTRONE TILE, INC.
Bathroom Remodel Specialist.
C-7 ualiCa kb ( ) 754
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
Low, Low Prices!! Repairs/ New
Installations. #C5760. VISA/MC.
WchlY 21NAl9T OC amic Life-style
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CLEANING BY JENNIFER
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Re-Roofs, New Roofs
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DEAN WLSON ROOFING
TThhaenre Is NothingOM r mportan
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Serving Pinellas Cty. 30+ Years!
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SR. SCREEN, INC.
Rescreening, New Construction,
Pool Enclosures, Screened
Lanais. Install/ Repair Storm
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Family Owned. Angie's List.
OvTrL3L1SOFr TLFcOREFOOS ffit,
Fascia, Beaded Vinyl Exterior
Master Trim, Inc. #C6271.
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Williams Pump Co. (727)381-7132
bendable Service. Residential &
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Clean Up, Clear Out, Any Size
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Lawn Care, Stump Removal,
BETZ BUILDING Contractors, Hauling, Landscaping, Firewood.
Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35 Yrs.' We Are Awesome! (727)545-5885.
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