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Publication Date: December 16, 2010
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Public input sought on transit system More eTownHall meetings willbe scheduled... Page A.


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Dedication of John's


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Construction of drawbridge was completed in
September ... Page 3A.


Volume XXXIII, No. 22 www.TBNweekly.com December 16, 2010


INSIDE


LARGO
Some city commissioners said Nov. 7
they don't want staff to present pro-
posed funding cuts that commissioners
are unlikely to consider as they solicit
public input on their proposed budget
for the next fiscal year.
... Page 2A.

COUNTY

Clearwater to use

red-light cameras
The City Council voted 3-2 Dec. 2 to
install red light cameras at 11 of the
city's most dangerous intersections.
Residents' objections fell into three
general categories: The cameras are a
moneymaking scheme to fatten city and
state coffers in these hard times, the
cameras are an unconstitutional intru-
sion on motorists' right to privacy, and
the cameras will cause more accidents
than they prevent.
... Page 8A.


Critic: 'The Tourist'

is not a great trip
The film 'The Tourist" does have a few
twists and turns, but none are particu-
larly extraordinary since audiences have
come to anticipate a certain amount of
plot trickery in this genre. Viewers may
not be able to predict the precise change
in direction, but they know it's coming -
and that blunts the impact.
... Page lB.

Opening this week
Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-
stealing bear comes to the big screen in
'Yogi Bear," a new adventure, filmed in
3D, that combines live action with com-
puter animation.
Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi,
Jellystone Park's notorious troublemak-
er, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of
Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-con-
spirator in his never-ending schemes to
separate park visitors from their lunch-
es.
... Page 3B.

VIEWPOINTS

Carl Hiaasen
Columnist takes
aim at the big budg-
et battle on Capitol /
Hill.
... Page 13A.


Business .................... 11A
Classifieds ................ 6-9B
Community ................... 9A
County ................... 3, 5-8A
Entertainment ............. 1, 3-4B
Faith & family ................ 15A
Just for fun ................... 2B
Looking for a home ........... .16A
Outdoors .................... 12A
Police beat ................... .5A
Viewpoints ................ 13-14A
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City to buy land for new fire station


By TOM GERMOND

LARGO City commissioners voted 7-0 Dec. 14 to
authorize their staff to purchase about 1.5 acres of
land off Indian Rocks Road at a cost of $495,000 for
a new fire station to replace two existing stations.
Based on response times, city officials has ranked
the property as their top choice for building a new
station. The property is owned by Hospital Corpora-
tion of America and is just north of Largo Medical
Center, Indian Rocks Road campus.
At their Nov. 3 meeting commissioners instructed
staff to negotiate a provision that would allow the
property to be used for recreation open space in case
the city does not wish to use it for a fire station or
public safety facility. HCA has agreed to allow the
open space provision.
If the property is deemed too small for a fire sta-
tion, the city has the ability to renegotiate with HCA
for additional property within a 120-day period. After
the expiration of the 120-day period, the city would


Ex-broadcaster


recognized by


Indiana peers


By TOM GERMOND
LARGO Listen to Dick
Lingle, and you'll begin to
understand why
he had a success-
ful career in
broadcasting.
He still has a
distinct voice and
a passion for his
profession.
Lingle, 83, who
retired in 1990,
was inducted into Dick Lin
the Indiana


Broadcasters Association
Hall of Fame Oct. 14 in Indi-
anapolis.
The Largo resident along
with family members attend-
ed the ceremony.
"I was very pleased, of


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course. That's quite an
honor," Lingle said.
During his 43-year career
in the broadcasting busi-
ness, Lingle inter-
viewed numerous
celebrities, includ-
ing comedian Jerry
Lewis. He worked
trackside at the In-
dianapolis Speed-
way and did live
commercials.
Lingle and his
le wife, Beverly,
moved to Largo in
2000. They lived six months
in Indiana and six months
in Largo, but eventually de-
cided they'd had enough of

See LINGLE, page 4A


forfeit its $10,000 deposit if it's determined that the
property is not suitable for the fire station.
"We believe it (the acreage) is going to be enough
but we won't know until the architect does conceptu-
al site plans" that take into account typography, hy-
drological conditions, buffer requirements from the
city and stormwater requirements, said Assistant
City Manager Michael Staffopoulous.
Commissioner Robert Murray asked if city officials
were going to have a planned "compatibility meeting"
within the 120-day period in case there is large pub-
lic outcry in opposition to the location.
City officials say there are no land-use changes re-
quired for the property. Any type of meeting with
area residents is designed to mitigate any issues that
the neighborhood may have with sound, light, visual
appearances, and fencing, and the meeting would
take place after the purchase of the property.
"I guess I'm wondering myself if it wouldn't be a
good idea to ask the people who live around there if
they have any objections to having a firehouse next


to their neighborhood," said Mayor Pat Gerard.
Though she happened "to think it's the perfect
place," she said "once we have bought the property,
we have bought the property."
Staffopoulous said city officials could hold a neigh-
borhood meeting to hear the thoughts of the resi-
dents during the 120-day period.
Gerard said that was a good idea because though
the city hasn't heard any objections, "we haven't
asked."
Holmes asked if city officials had a second choice
for a fire station. Staffopolous said the city would
have to do a field search for additional property if
they weren't able to purchase the hospital's property.
"Ouch," Holmes said.
At a previous meeting, city officials have said that
by consolidating the Ridgecrest and Belleair Bluffs
stations, the city expects to reduce personnel in the
stations by half. City officials said they expect the
savings to be $500,000 to $1 million annually. The
new station is expected to last 35 years.


Clearwater fire department chief arrested, fired


By LESTER R. DAILEY

CLEARWATER Jamie Geer, chief of
Clearwater Fire and Rescue since Aug. 23,
2004, was arrested at work and booked
into the Pinellas County Jail at 3:41 p.m.
on Dec. 13, according to a Pinellas County
sheriffs report. He was charged with one
count of capital sexual battery on a per-
son under 12 years of age and, as of press
time, was being held in lieu of $500,000
bail.
Clearwater City Manager Bill Home


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promptly fired Geer. Deputy Chief Robert
Weiss will act as interim fire chief until a
permanent replacement for Geer can be
found, according to Clearwater
spokeswoman Joelle Castelli.
The Florida Department of Law En-
forcement began investigating Geer in
September after receiving an anonymous
letter in late August that said he was in-
volved in an improper sexual relationship
with a minor, FDLE spokesman Keith
Kameg said in a Dec. 14 telephone inter-
view. An unidentified witness told investi-


gators that the alleged victim told her in
April 2008 that Geer had been sexually
abusing her, Kameg said. But when inter-
viewed, Geer and the alleged victim both
initially denied that anything improper
had happened between them.
"There were some early denials in this
case," Kameg said. "But we were able to
establish that there was probable cause to
proceed with an investigation, which is
still continuing with FDLE as the lead
agency."
The victim, who is now 17, subsequent-


ly contacted investigators and told them
that Geer had been sexually abusing her
for years, Kameg said, so FDLE agents
had the girl phone Geer and recorded the
call, in which he asked if it was "safe to
talk" and said that he "should have
known better."
A subsequent FDLE investigation al-
legedly revealed that Geer had numerous
sexual encounters with the girl over a pe-


See GEER, page 4A


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Right, The Piece by Piece Tribute that travels the state of Florida to
generate awareness and pay tribute to those living with and those
that have passed from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease,
was displayed at the Ride to Defeat ALS event in Walsingham Park,
Dec. 11. ALS is a neuromuscular degenerative disease that affects
the motor neurons in the brain and spinal chord that gradually robs
a persons ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breath while
the mind stays sharp and aware of the debilitating process. Patients
generally live two to five years after diagnosis. Above, riders begin a
25-mile ride. There also was a 62- and 5-mile ride.


Spreading good cheer


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LARGO The city's Recycling and Solid Waste Division will offer free
Christmas tree recycling collection from Dec. 27 through Jan. 7.
This service is available only to current city garbage collection cus-
tomers. Customers should place their tree by the curb on their recy-
cling day during the special two-week post-holiday collection.
Trees should not be placed in a plastic bag for collections. Residents
must remove ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands and place their dec-
oration-free tree by the curb on their recycling day. Residents who are
unsure of their recycling day can call 587-6760 or find more informa-
tion at www.LargoRecycles.com.
Residents who don't have city garbage and recycling services should
inquire with their waste collection company about this tree recycling
service. If no service is available in your area, remember, a Christmas
tree is biodegradable and compostable; its branches may be removed,
chipped, and used as mulch in the garden.
One should never burn a Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood
stove. Pines, firs and other evergreens have a high content of
flammable turpentine oils. For more green Holiday tips visit
www.LargoRecycles.com or call 587-6760.


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City officials plan budget process


By TOM GERMOND

LARGO Leave the "red herrings" out of
discussions on the proposed budget for the
next fiscal year, the mayor and a city com-
missioner told staff Nov. 7.
Some city commissioners said Nov. 7 they
don't want staff to present proposed funding
cuts that commissioners are unlikely to con-
sider as they solicit public input on their
proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Commissioner Harriet Crozier said if
budget options are "not considered a cut, I
don't want to see them. That actually stirred
up stuff we weren't even going to deal with,"
she said.
She was referring to an option to close the
Southwest Pool. Many representatives of
swimming teams and other organizations
who use the pool pleaded with city officials
not to close the pool at a public forum
March 29. City Manager Mac Craig said at
that meeting that the city did not plan to
close the pool.
Nevertheless, for weeks after that meeting,
commissioners continued to hear comments
about the pool.
"We didn't even want to put it on the
table," Crozier said.
Though it is important to have alterna-
tives, Mayor Pat Gerard said, "I would hope
that people wouldn't put red herrings on
that list unless it's a very serious considera-
tion."
"We are going to be dealing for months
with people begging us not to do something
we never had intended to do in the first
place," Gerard said.
City budget manager Amy Davis said last
year the city had a lot of budget alternatives


City officials have proposed that they keep the format
that they used last year for involving the public in budget
decisions. They said the roundtable system proved to be
the most effective in providing useful input to the city


staff and City Commission.

"so maybe we can shorten the list a little
bit."
"And then, if the City Commission is un-
comfortable with any of those alternatives,
we just remove it from the list at that point
and it doesn't go any further through the
public engagement process ... and then it's
off the table immediately."
Commissioner Woody Brown said from a
perception standpoint, there is a big differ-
ence between "it being in writing, coming in
front of the commission to it being dis-
cussed at a roundtable where the public is
present."
Brown said he doesn't have a problem
seeing how the public feels about a pro-
posed cut not likely to be approved by the
commission and then bringing it to the com-
mission.
Commissioner Mary Black said she
thinks all public input is good, and "if you
are going to have public input, you have to
listen to all the people speak, however."
City officials have proposed that they keep
the format that they used last year for in-
volving the public in budget decisions.
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academy graduates, current advisory board
members, former elected officials, the city's
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the assignment for the participants, which
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Officials dedicate John's Pass Bridge


By BOB McCLURE
A crowd of about 200 bundled up for cool temperatures Dec. 11 to
take part in the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new $77 million
John's Pass Bridge.
The event brought together a strong cast of government and busi-
ness leaders from Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and other nearby
communities, to officially open the structure.
Construction on the Florida Department of Transportation project
began in January 2006 and was completed in September. Traffic is
currently estimated at 17,000 cars per day.
It is the third bridge to span the pass, following others that were
constructed in the late 1920s and early 1970s.
"I'm told this one is supposed to last 75 years," said Treasure Island
Mayor Bob Minning. "So it's going to outlast all of us here today."
Madeira Beach Mayor Pat Shontz said the new bridge represents an-
other major step in the history of John's Pass.
'We've come a long way since that first bridge in 1927," said Shontz.
"It was wood, the pilings were wood and it had a curve in the middle.
So it was very exciting."
She said the second bridge was dedicated in 1971 and it lasted 39
years.
"Unfortunately," Shontz said, "it created a lot of traffic jams."
Don Skelton, Superintendent of District 7 for FDOT, said more fre-

Briefs
County offers 3 percent discount
for tax bills paid in December
CLEARWATER Property owners who pay 2010 property taxes
in December will receive a 3 percent discount, said Pinellas Coun-
ty Tax Collector Diane Nelson.
Property owners are encouraged to take advantage of online
payments which can be made anytime of the day at
taxcollect.com. Online payments, along with payments made at
any Tax Collector branch office or through one of the drop boxes,
must be made by Jan. 3 to receive the discount. Payments sent
through the mail must be postmarked by Dec. 31.
Under Florida law, payments made by the following dates re-
ceive the respective discounts: Dec. 31, 3 percent; Jan 31, 2 per-
cent; and Feb. 28, 1 percent. Because Tax Collector offices will be
closed on Dec. 31, this year's deadline for online, over-the-counter
and drop box payments is Jan. 3.
All 2010 property tax payments must be made by March 31 to
avoid becoming delinquent.
For more information about 2010 property tax bills or other
Pinellas County Tax Collector services, visit taxcollect.com or call
464-7777 to speak to a tax specialist.

A home for the holidays?
If a new home is on your wish list for the holidays, the Housing
Finance Authority of Pinellas County could hold the key that un-
locks the door. The First-Time Homebuyers Program is for individ-
uals who have never owned a home, individuals who have not
owned a home in the last three years or veterans.
The Home Key First Mortgage offers a 4.49 percent interest rate
for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. In Pinellas County, up to
$8,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance is available


quent openings on the previous bridge led to regular traffic backups
onto Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach and Treasure Island.
The previous bridge had an opening that was 60 feet wide and the
height from water to the bridge was 21 feet. Due to currents, many
boats scraped the pilings going through, he said.
The new bridge has a center opening 100 feet in width and has a
center peak that is about 30 feet from the surface of the water, which
is expected to result in fewer bridge openings.
'This project goes back 12 years," said Skelton. "We were spending a
lot of money maintaining the (previous) bridge. We identified the prob-
lems and found we needed to move quickly on a new bridge."
He said a higher bridge would have taken the north and south lanes
past the cutoffs to existing businesses, such as John's Pass Village
and Gators on the Pass, which is why the new bridge was not designed
taller than it is.
The bridge was designed by New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff
and constructed by Flatiron Construction Corp. of Firestone, Colo.
Tampa Bay Engineering was the construction engineering firm.
Flatiron Project Manager John Couture said his company hired 86
people locally to work on the project at its high point and, combined
with other Flatiron employees, there were 150 to 200 on the job at var-
ious times.
"Our biggest difficulty was working underwater," Couture said. "Due
to the currents, the foundation work was more difficult than most


with the Home Key second mortgage at a 0 percent interest rate
that is deferred until the home is sold or transferred.
"This down payment assistance can make a significant impact
for someone who is trying to buy a home," said Anthony M. Jones,
executive director of the Housing Finance Authority.
For more information, call 464-8210 or visit www.pinellascoun-
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Flood insurance premiums going down
Pinellas County residents who live in the 100-year flood plain
now can save up to 15 percent on their mandatory flood insur-
ance.
Every five years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
makes site visits to verify that communities are complying with
national standards for managing flood plains and encouraging cit-
izen participation in flood insurance programs. On the most re-
cent visit, the county's efforts earned an increase to a Class 7
rating in the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rat-
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For the love of art, flying

A 92-year-old WW II veteran shares stories of his

career as a pilot and capturing memories in paint


By ALEXANDRA CALDWELL

CLEARWATER Paul Eckley has loved airplanes
ever since he drew side views of them in grade-
school. They took on a whole new meaning when he
graduated from the Aviation Cadets as a second
lieutenant just five days after the attack on Pearl
Harbor.
Eckley, now 92 who lives in Regency Oaks in
Clearwater, still paints airplanes and has a growing
collection of historically accurate 1942 aircraft that
he hopes to donate to the Pentagon.
Even as a boy, Eckley was fascinated by air-
planes. In 1927, he and his brother talked their
mother into taking them to the local airport in Itha-
ca, N.Y., to see the flying circus. Once there, they
talked her into letting one of the pilots take them up
in a plane.
"Once we got airborne, she began to be all, oh my
gosh, these are my two children, and they're off to-
gether in that one airplane," Eckley said. "She was
glad to see the airplane get back on the ground
again. But that whet my appetite."
After Eckley's grade-school sketches, he was in-
spired by his high school art teacher and followed in
her footsteps by attending Pratt Institute art school
in Brooklyn, N.Y. While there he also got his pilot's
license. However, after graduating, he realized he
couldn't make enough money to handle living, flying
and a girlfriend, so after having a job with his broth-
er for about six months, he joined the Army Air
Corps in 1941. He graduated Dec. 12, 1941.
Less than a month later, at the beginning of
1942, he was co-pilot on a B-17 taking off from
MacDill Air Force Base, then called Southeast Air
Base. However, his flying career could have ended
that morning before it even started.
"I was a brand new co-pilot," Eckley said. "I'd only
been in a B-17 one time, flying down to MacDill.
And the pilot told me, 'I want you to lock the tail
wheel on takeoff, pull up the g ear on my com-
mand,' and then I was to reach forward and there
were four toggle switches that were booster pumps
that provided extra fuel to the engines and all four
booster pumps were on. And he said, 'After you pull
up the gear, reach up and turn those booster
pumps off.' So in the dark of that cockpit at 4 a.m., I
reached forward with my left hand to pull off the
four booster pumps, and he hit my hand in the
darkness. The pilot hit my hand. I had my four fin-
gers on the four fuel shutoff switches, which were
right in front of the other four. And it would have
been awful quiet for about 10 seconds and then we
would have been in Tampa Bay."
Once safely in the air, they flew through South
America, Africa, India, and finally got to an air base
in Java, Indonesia, Eckley said, where he began his
career in combat flying. A few weeks later, he joined
the evacuation of the island and got out on a Dutch
freighter.
"I was not a very high ranking second lieutenant,
and I didn't get to fly out," Eckley said. "I had to
scramble and get out on a Dutch freighter, but I got
down to Australia. Incidentally, out of the 20-some
ships that evacuated from Java, only 11 reached
where they were intended to go. The Japanese sunk
all of the others."
In Australia, Eckley joined up with the 19th
Bomb Group and ran bombing missions out of Aus-
tralia and New Guinea.
Eckley says he's not just a veteran he's a sur-
vivor. There were so many times in his career when
he could have or should have died, but still he sur-


vived. After one bombing mission, his plane was
running low on fuel, and had a new navigator on
board. When they hit the south coast of New
Guinea, Eckley and the pilot asked the navigator
which way they were to turn. He said to turn left.
After a little while, Eckley and the pilot realized that
they were going the wrong way, and they were still
running low on fuel. Luckily, they realized the mis-
take in time.
Each mission alone was deadly.
"Flying and my military career was dangerous,
being shot at," Eckley said. "Actually, I was bombed
and strafed and shot at in the air. On missions,
we'd go to Rabaul, New Britain, that was the big
Japanese base, one of the largest Japanese bases in
the South Pacific. And the Japanese would come up
to attack us, and you're sitting there and they'd be
coming straight at you and there's nothing you can
do. The guns over your head are shooting at them,
and they're shooting at you. You can see the tracers
coming, and you see tracers bouncing off of the
Japanese plane, but it keeps coming. It doesn't ex-
plode like in the movies. Yeah, that was scary. But I
was fortunate. I survived."
Another time, after flying for about 12 hours and
back into Java, Eckley and the other officers were in
the officers' quarters around noon, catching up on
sleep, when all of a sudden they heard firing. The
Japanese was bombing the island. He and the other
officers jumped up, grabbed their tin hats and belts
and ran otherwise completely naked through a
nearby stream.
It was hard watching friends die, and he was
often terrified, but it was just hisjob, he said.
"It's tough. Whole crews would disappear and
we'd never see them again," Eckley said. 'The guys
get shot down. They'd have a crash. It happened all
the time. And we didn't get hardened by it. Just like
sitting through a bombing raid you're terrified.
You're on target. They're actually dropping bombs
on you. Or when they're shooting, they're shooting
at you. And at the time, I was doing my job. I had a
job to do, and I was busy doing that. I didn't have
any feelings of trying to get out of the mission. No.
You would never do something like that. Because
then one of your buddies would go instead. We were
very close, the officers were."
Even during his combat career, Eckley drew and
painted. With supplies limited, he painted on shirt-
backs the cardboard that came in between shirts
after they had gone out to be laundered.
Eckley's whirlwind year of 1942 concluded with
him returning to the states in December and mar-
ried his art school sweetheart. They were married
for 64 years and had three children together.
Even though his combat career was over, Eckley
had many more adventures in the military in his 24
years of service. And he remained a survivor. One
time, he had a general officer in the back of a B-25
as he took off from Mitchell Field in New York, when
his co-pilot indicated that they were losing fuel pres-
sure from the right engine. Eckley decided to play it
safe and not touch anything. He left the gear down
and the throttles exactly the way they were and
began the landing pattern. The entire time, he did
not touch any of the settings.
"We landed very fast, but when we came to a
stop, there was gasoline coming out of the engine
like that," Eckley said. "You could see it. And the
reason I didn't touch anything didn't touch the
gear or the throttle settings or anything like that-
was because the fuel ratio, we could cause an explo-
sion. And as long as it hadn't exploded by then, it


Photo by ALEXANDRA CALDWELL
Paul Eckley, 92, stands in front of his paintings, "Mareeba Morning Departure," top, and "Off to Moresby,"
bottom. A pilot during World War II who then had a 24-year career in the Air Force, Eckley is now an
aviation artist with an emphasis on planes of 1942.


wasn't going to explode where it was. But you think
back now, and you think, golly. I really survived."
It wasn't long after he returned from combat
fighting that people noticed his art talent and moved
him to work in Flight Safety as the art editor in
graphic arts. He then had major command head-
quarters positions for the rest of his career. He
helped prepare slides, charges and strategic art
command. Eventually, he noticed that there was a
vacancy at the Joint Chief of Staffs at the Pentagon
and landed a job as the director of graphic arts. It
was the time of the early Vietnam War and the
Cuban Missile Crisis, so it was a panicked place, he
said. People would come back from Vietnam on Fri-
day afternoons, and Eckley and his team had the
weekend to get the graphics together for Monday
morning presentations to the White House, he said.
He would then ride along in the limo to the White
House to help with the presentations, running the
projector, flipping charts or however else he could
help.
Finally, Eckley realized he could not advance any
further, so he retired from the military and then
worked for 14 years with Communication Satellite
Corporation. After he retired at age 60, he and his
wife bought a travel trailer and ended up at a
Christian campground in Bradenton and worked
there for 18 months helping kids. From there they
bought a home on Countryside Boulevard and took
in a young pastor who wanted to start a church in
Clearwater. The Eckley's living room became the
beginnings of the Countryside Christian Center
which is now on McMullen Booth Road.
Still, Eckley could not keep away from his art
and love of planes. He and his wife began classes at
the Dunedin Fine Art Center, and he also joined the
international organization, American Society of Avi-
ation Artists. He focuses on 1942 art because at
that time, there were no aviation artists. He wants
to fill that void. His collection has grown, and he
hopes to donate it to the Pentagon to hang in the
Air Force wing. He paints with acrylics because it's
easier to dry and start again when the color isn't
quite right. He wants the art to be historically accu-
rate, so a lot of research goes into each painting -
what exactly did the headsets look like? What did


the inside of a specific plane look like at the time?
Which way would the sunlight be coming from if a
pilot were to take off from a base in Mareeba, Aus-
tralia?
This past summer, Eckley got to relive his earli-
est days as a pilot. He and a friend went to Fantasy
of Flight in Lakeland. There he saw the exact kind
of plane he flew back in primary flying school in
Americus, Ga. It was a Boeing Pilot Training-17
Stearman. The only differences were that it was
painted in Navy colors instead of Army Air Corps
colors, that one no longer had to hand crank the
engines, and there were better headsets.
'They were biplanes and open cockpits, and I
had so much fun flying those airplanes," Eckley
said. "Oh! They taught us how to do loops and tail-
spins and snap rolls and barrel rolls, the whole ac-
robatic thing could be done in primary flying school
in an open cockpit with the air coming by you and
just tooling around upside down, right side up."
Eckley asked if he could go up in the PT-17, and
as soon as a rain storm passed, he and another
pilot went up in it. After the other pilot made the
takeoff, he turned it over to Eckley and instructed
him to climb up to 1,700 feet at 80 miles per hour.
After a while, the pilot instructed him to make a left
turn and then a right turn. Then, Eckley was free to
fly at will.
"So I had a half an hour of flying the airplane,"
Eckley said. "... And at one point, I said, 'Whoopee!'
and he said, 'I'm glad to see you smiling.' Because
when I first started out, I kept my head in the cock-
pit. I was looking at the instruments, making sure
I'm doing what he said. But when I got up to 1,700
feet, I started looking around and looking at the
trees and the lakes and everything. Oh, it was neat.
We went and buzzed some cows and I did some
practice stalls. I did everything for a half an hour. I
didn't do any acrobatics or turn upside down or
anything, but I just had fun tooling through the
sky."
For that half an hour, Eckley was at home again
in the sky.
Eckley's art has made it into a book and is also
the book jacket art on a new book. To learn more
about Eckley's art, visit www.eckleyaviationart.com.


GEER, from page 1A

riod of several years, beginning
when she was 8 or 9 years old, ac-
cording to Kameg. To protect the
identity of the alleged victim, FDLE
officials did not release her name
or her relationship to Geer, if any.
However, they said that Geer did
not involve his job in the affair.
"This is one of those things no-
body wants to hear about, but it's
now in the hands of the legal sys-
tem and the social services peo-
ple," said Clearwater Vice Mayor
John Doran in a Dec. 14 telephone
interview. "As for the city of Clear-
water, our city manager has ap-
pointed an interim fire chief and
that's where it will stand for a
while."
Geer, 56, was born in Mary-
land, according to his booking
sheet. He was interim fire chief of
the Nashville suburb of Franklin,
Tenn. and was considered a
shoo-in to become permanent
chief of the 135-member depart-


Jamie Geer


ment when he was chosen as
one of five finalists to replace
Clearwater's fire chief, Rowland
Herald, who retired under pres-
sure because of his department's
response to the June 2002 Dol-
phin Cove Condominium fire that
killed two residents and injured
four residents and three firefight-
ers. Clearwater hired Geer after a
selection panel that included Her-
ald and John Lee, local president
of the firefighters' union, gave him
high marks and praised him as a
natural leader.
Recently, Geer, who lives in
Dunedin and was divorced from
his wife, Merinda, in October, has
been thinking of leaving the
Tampa Bay area. In September, he
was named as a finalist for the job
of fire chief in Charleston, S.C.


LINCLE, from page 1A


Indiana winters and made Largo
their home.
But they share warm memo-
ries of working together at a tel-
evision station in Indianapolis.
"It was just a remarkable time
for me. I just loved every minute
of it," Lingle said.
Lingle was in the U.S. Navy in
World War II when he first had
an inkling that broadcasting
may be in his future.
He recalls being in a class in
which his job involved receiving
messages.
"And then to send it to every-
body it needed to be sent to," he
said. "And take care of that and
make sure everybody knew
what was going on and what
they were supposed to do."
Every time the instructor
would call on him, he'd say, "I
want to talk to that guy with the
big voice. He needs to be on the
radio," Lingle said. 'That's what
started it."
He remembers a minister who
tried to discourage him, saying
he would meet a lot of people he
didn't want to meet and that
he'd starve to death.
"I went ahead anyhow," he
said.
He has no regrets.
"I'm glad I went ahead and
jumped right in and got my feet
wet," he said. "I hit the business
just at the right time when ev-
erything was coming along fine.
I had a wonderful, wonderful
experience."
After he got out of the service,
Lingle landed his first job in
Ashland, Ohio, in 1947, work-
ing 42 hours a week without
overtime pay as a music librari-
an for a radio station. He made
$20 a week.
'That was a big deal," Lingle
said.
His big break came when he
was hired by WFBM Channel 6
in Indianapolis.
"Lucky, lucky me. That was
the best thing that ever hap-
pened to me," he said. "That
and marrying my wife."
He interviewed Jerry Lewis,
Durwood Kirby and many other
celebrities.
Lewis came to Indianapolis
because WFBM was doing a
telephone and he made an ap-
pearance at the station.
"He was an easy interview be-
cause you asked him one ques-


Dick Lingle, left, with Jerry Lewis at WFBM in Indianapolis, where Lingle interviewed the comedian.


tion and then five minutes later
you said, 'thanks a lot, Jerry',
because he just takes over."
Covering the Indianapolis 500
for the station, Lingle inter-
viewed and got to know the
drivers, mechanics and others
associated with the race.
"Because you lived out there,"
he said.
He was close to the action,
too close at first, standing on
the edge of the track right up to
the fencing.
"We stood there for two cars,


and I said to this driver, 'I can't
stand here any more; I got a
family and five kids at home.'"
Lingle was the public address
announcer for the 500 Festival
Parade for three years and cov-
ered the Speedway Golf Touma-
ment. He sat at a banquet with
Mario Andretti and sons.
"They were charmers," said
Beverly, who met Lingle at
WFBM, where she worked. An
administrative secretary to the
vice president at the station,
Beverly retired in 1992.


Lingle left WFBM in 1960 to
become program manager and
part-owner of WASK in
Lafayette, but he rejoined Chan-
nel 6 as an account executive in
1967 and remained until 1990.
The Lingles have been active
in the community since moving
here. Lingle is a member of the
Largo Lions Club; he has been
involved in Lions Clubs for 45
years.
He is a volunteer at Largo
Medical Center and a member
of Ruth Eckerd Hall and other


organizations.
Lingle is the father of five chil-
dren and two stepchildren. His
children take turns coming to
Florida to visit during the holi-
days; Dick and Beverly have no
intention of moving back to In-
diana, giving a familiar explana-
tion too cold.
Asked for advice to give to as-
piring journalists seeking a ca-
reer in broadcasting, Lingle said
"it's like any other job, I imag-
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it."


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County 5A


By TBN STAFF

Police make several drug arrests
LARGO Over the past two months, several significant diversion
cases involving narcotics have been brought to the Pasco-Pinellas
State Attorney's Office.
A total of 46 counts of doctor shopping and 48 counts of trafficking
in oxycodone were included, Largo police said.
Among the suspects arrested was William Fralin, 41, of Largo who
has a significant history of burglary and narcotics sales in Largo.
Fralin was arrested by undercover detectives for sale and possession
of oxycodone. A pharmacy alert was sent on Fralin and additional
charges of doctor shopping and trafficking in oxycodone were devel-
oped. Fralin will score prison time if found guilty of any of the listed
charges, police said.
He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail under a $42,500
bond.

Fire destroys home in unincorporated Largo
LARGO Detectives are investigating a Dec. 12 residential fire at
1263 20th Ave. SW in unincorporated Largo.
Deputies responded to the fire at the private residence about 1:40
a.m. Dec. 12, according to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs
Office.
According to detectives, when George Bugarin, 34, put out a fire
pit in the front yard of the residence Saturday night, he removed a
piece of firewood from the pit that he thought had not heated and
placed it back into a pile of wood next to a wooden door of the home.
He then went inside the home to retire for the evening.
A short time later, the family smelled smoke. When they went into
the garage, which is a converted room, they saw the fire just outside
the home. The family exited the residence and attempted unsuccess-
fully to put the fire out with a garden hose.
Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported both Bugarin
and his mother, Diane Bugarin, 63, to Largo Medical Center as a pre-
caution for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries associated with
smoke inhalation. Both were treated and released. Gary Webb, 58,
was not injured.
Detectives have deemed the fire to be accidental in nature. The
home is a total loss. The American Red Cross responded to assist the
family.


Police beat
Standoff ends with arrest
SEMINOLE Family members and friends were relieved Dec. 13 when
18-year-old Jonathan Breingan emerged from a home unscathed follow-
ing a 14-hour standoff with Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies.
Breingan was charged with three counts of aggravated assault follow-
ing a series of events that began about 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.
After a 6 a.m. tear gas volley failed to push Breingan out of the home
at 10866 72nd Ave., family members began to fear the worst.
"He's not a violent kid," said Breingan's sister, Allyson Breingan. "He's
good-hearted and sweet. He just sometimes doesn't make good decisions
and hangs out with the wrong people."
"He's just a kid," said Breingan's grandfather, Don Breingan of Semi-
nole. "This has been hard to deal with. We've been up all night."
The elder Breingan said the tear gas volley sounded like rifle shots,
which led to thoughts that his grandson may have been injured.
"That's my fear," said Don Breingan, who criticized the Sheriffs Office
for not allowing him to try to talk his grandson out of the home. "I don't
know what's going on. They won't give us any details."
The case unfolded when the suspect became engaged in a verbal al-
tercation with three individuals traveling in a Chevy El Camino. The ar-
gument initially began over whether or not the vehicle had stopped at a
stop sign.
Deputies say Breingan approached the vehicle and struck one of the
persons inside the vehicle. He then retreated into his home, armed him-
self with a gun and came back out and fired a round at the individuals
in the vehicle. According to deputies the suspect and the persons in the
vehicle are known to each other through possible gang association.
Breingan then retreated into the home and barricaded himself initially
with three other persons. Those three persons ultimately exited the
home, leaving the suspect alone inside the residence.
The SWAT Team was called to respond to the scene and over several
hours attempted to get Breingan out of the residence, through verbal
commands, attempts to establish phone communication and the use of
tear gas.
Breingan, however, did not comply and for hours refused to cooperate
with law enforcement.
The SWAT Team later made entry into the home where Breingan was
found unarmed in a bedroom closet covered with blankets and clothing.
He surrendered at about 11 a.m.
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Following the arrest, Breingan admitted to shooting at the persons in
the vehicle. Deputies are in the process of attempting to recover the gun.

Palm Harbor couple arrested for contempt
CLEARWATER Court Security deputies arrested a couple for con-
tempt of court about 8:54 a.m. Dec. 11 after the two became upset by
the decision of a judge during a child dependency hearing.
According to Pinellas County sheriffs deputies, the couple was ap-
pearing before Judge Patrick K. Caddell, when Matthew Ross, 37,
stepped out of the main hearing area and slung the swing gate back
with such force that it slammed and ricocheted on the divider.
The judge ordered him held in contempt. As court security deputies
approached to arrest him, Ross did not stop and continued on through
the gallery and into the vestibule. Deputies assisted him on the
ground. Ross suffered a minor injury to his head and was transported
to Northside Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies said when Lisa Ross, 33, saw that her husband was being
arrested she rushed him and the deputies in an attempt to interfere
with the arrest. When deputies ordered her to stop, she continued flail-
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Matthew Ross was arrested for contempt of court and resisting ar-
rest with violence.
Lisa Ross was arrested for contempt of court and obstruction of jus-
tice.

Deputies investigating accidental shooting
DUNEDIN A Dunedin man, who accidentally shot himself while
cleaning his gun Dec. 9, is recovering from his injuries, according to
the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office.
Deputies assigned to the north district station in Dunedin respond-
ed to the call about 9:20 a.m. at the Dunedin home. According to the
sheriffs report, Teddy Allen Palinkas, 53, was cleaning his semi-auto-
matic Taurus .380 when it went off, shooting him in the upper right
torso. Palinkas reportedly told deputies he did not realize there was
one round still in the chamber.
Palinkas was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg
with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The investiga-
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By BOB McCLURE
BELLEAIR BEACH Indian Shores Town
Councilor Bill Smith told members of the Barrier
Islands Governmental Council Dec. 8 that the
future of the state's beach renourishment pro-
gram is not looking good.
Smith, who acts as the BIG-C's coordinator of
information on beach-related issues, said declin-
ing state revenue and budget cuts could be the
end of the program.
"It's not a question if the Florida beach pro-
gram can escape the knife," Smith said. "The
question is can it survive?"
The program received $16.5 million in funding
in fiscal year 2010 and another $5.5 million to
maintain the Florida Department of Beaches and
Coastal Systems, a subsidiary of the state's De-
partment of Environmental Protection.
Smith said declining state revenue from docu-
mentary stamps and proposed personnel cuts by
incoming Gov. Rick Scott don't bode well for the
renourishment program.
Despite the bad news, Smith said the sched-
uled first phase of the Sand Key renourishment
project is scheduled to get under way in June or
July, pending permits from the DEP.
The project will renourish beaches from Sand
Key south to Indian Rocks Beach, ending at a
spot between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
In an e-mail to Smith, Andy Squires, coastal
manager for the county's Department of Engi-
neering and Environmental Services, said the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested and re-
ceived a $13 million allocation in emergency
funds to kick off the 8.7-mile Sand Key project.
He said fiscal year 2011 state funding for the
project was set but federal funding would not be
available, which has forced the two-phase ap-
proach to the project.
If money is available in fiscal year 2012, the
second phase, which extends from Indian Rocks
Beach south to John's Pass, will be completed.
Meantime, Squires said, the Upham Beach T-
Head groin repair work has begun by Gator
Dredging.
The project is designed to maintain the beach
and increase the interval between nourishment
projects by reducing the amount of sand that
disappears through normal erosion. By doing so,
the cost of future renourishment projects will be
less.
The contract calls for the work to be completed
by March 19.
In other action, Indian Shores Mayor Jim
Lawrence reported that the language in an
agreement between Pinellas County and beach
communities for Gulf Boulevard Beautification


HOME OWNERS


Indian Shores Town
Councilor Bll Smith said
declining state revenue
from documentary stamps
and proposed personnel
cuts by incoming Gov. Rick
Scott don't bode well for the
renourishment program.

funding is still being worked out.
Treasure Island and Indian Rocks Beach have
expressed an interest in bonding against the fu-
ture allocations but to do so, bonding agencies
want to see a commitment from the county to
pay the funds to the towns.
'The county is not giving a full commitment to
pay the funds to the cities so we can bond
against it," said Treasure Island Mayor Bob Min-
ning.
'The fact that it says the funds have to be ap-
propriated each year, nobody is going to go for
it," said Clearwater City Councilor George
Cretekos. "It needs to read the money will be
available, not appropriated."
Lawrence said he doesn't see any problems.
"It's not a roadblock," Lawrence said. "(Pinellas
County Director of Public Works/Transportation)
Peter Yauch has his marching orders from the
elected officials. But from phone conversations
I've had with him, he wants this to work."
Lawrence said it's just a matter of time before
all the details are worked out.
"I'm confident," he said. "If they (county offi-
cials) had come back haggling over the numbers,
I'd be concerned. It may turn out nobody will
bond against it. If that's the case, (the current
language) is not a problem."
The current agreement calls for the 11 beach
communities to receive $35 million in Penny for
Pinellas funds over a seven-year period begin-
ning in 2013.
The beach communities say they want the
time frame moved back to five years, beginning
in 2011. Funds have to be used for projects re-
lated to upgrades to Gulf Boulevard.
The allocations per community are as follows:
Clearwater, $6.7 million; Belleair Beach, $2.9
million; Indian Rocks Beach, $4.1 million; Indian
Shores, $4 million; Redington Shores, $1.7 mil-
lion; North Redington Beach, $1.2 million; Red-
ington Beach, $1.6 million; Madeira Beach, $3.3
million; Treasure Island, $3.8 million; and St.
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Leader, December 16, 2010


Public input needed to shape county's transit system


By SUZETTE PORTER

Someday, Pinellas County residents may get where they need to go
without the use of a personal vehicle.
Officials envision a multi-faceted transit system that connects and
links to locations throughout the county and across the bay. At the cen-
ter would be a fixed guide-way transit service connecting major residen-
tial, employment and activity centers in Pinellas County to transit
stations in Hillsborough County and future high-speed rail services
going to other parts of the state.
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Pinellas County Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Au-
thority and the Florida Department of Transportation are working to-
gether on a formal Federal Transit Administration Alternatives Analysis
to identify options that could improve the quality of life for Pinellas
County's and West Central Florida.
Major players involved in the federal study scheduled a Transporta-
tion eTownHall meeting on Dec. 6 to share information about the project
and gather input from the public. Officials reached out via the county's
government TV station, the Internet and the phone.
Pinellas County Commission chair and MPO member Karen Seel, an
eTownHall panelist, said a key element to the analysis is gathering pub-
lic feedback as soon as possible.
The analysis involves asking the community "how we want Pinellas
County to look like in the future. What role will transportation play,"
said panelist Jeff Danner, TBARTA board member and St. Petersburg
Council member.
"It's all about the future," added panelist Brian Smith, MPO executive
director and Pinellas County Planning Department director.
Officials are looking at fixed guide-way transit options for light rail


systems, Bus Rapid Transit and limited stop express bus service. Pre-
liminary thinking is to use light transit to connect Clearwater, the Caril-
lon/Gateway area and St. Petersburg, which is a distance of about 28
miles.
Transit stations would serve as the hub for each activity center, and
higher-density development would be encouraged in adjacent areas. The
ultimate desired results would be more high-wage jobs near the sta-
tions, better access to employment centers, less costly transportation for
residents and visitors, among others.
Traffic congestion is a way of life in Pinellas, and it will only get worse
unless changes are made in the way people live, work and play, the pan-
elists said. The county is built out, meaning there are limited opportuni-
ties for new roads or improving existing ones.
"We have to look at other ways to move people around," Seel said.
During the eTownHall meeting, the public was asked to call in or blog
their questions. A couple of people asked about the possibility of using
the abandoned railroad tracks located throughout the county. Seel ac-
knowledged they were looking at the old CSX rail lines. Danner ex-
plained that most of the rail lines were built for industries that in the
past required train service. The lines are no longer in use, he said.
Smith added that while the rail line locations made sense 100 years
ago, they might not make sense with today's needs.
"The question is whether they're right for the future," he said.
Several people asked about plans for transit from Pinellas to Orlando.
Smith said the focus on the study is transit service in the county, which
would need to connect to Hillsborough County. However, if plans for a
high-speed rail system from Tampa to Orlando happen, it could become
possible to travel by light rail to Tampa and catch a train to Disney. Dis-
ney has already donated land for the train station, Danner said.
Seel said making that connection across the bay would allow visitors


to travel from Tampa to terminals in Pinellas, where they could catch a
bus, traveling in a dedicated lane, and head to the beach or other des-
tinations.
One lady questioned if there would be light rail in northern parts of
the county. Smith said the focus for now was on making the connec-
tions between St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
"I'm not sure it is appropriate for north county," he said. 'There are
other methods to go north."
Nevertheless, he ruled out nothing for the future if the system
proved successful and continued to grow.
Despite numerous questions and blog discussions on cost, officials
gave no estimates, saying it was impossible to give a dollar amount on
something with so many unknowns.
"We have some ballparks, but no specificity," Smith said.
Before cost estimates, needs must be assessed, which is where the
community involvement is crucial, Danner said. He said after a deci-
sion is made on what is needed, the next decision is what to build to
meet those needs.
Cost and how to pay for the system comes after. Smith said once the
county knows what it needs to build, it might be possible to get grants
to pay for some of the cost.
'The community has to decide what it wants to pay for," Danner
said. "Typically, no system pays for itself and it is not expected to pay
for itself."
The consensus was that the system needed to serve retirees and
students, working people and families, shift workers and visitors -
whom all have different needs.
More eTownHall meetings will be scheduled in the future to try to
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City OKs red light cameras approved on trial basis


By LESTER R. DAILEY
CLEARWATER The City Council voted 3-2 to install red light cam-
eras at 11 of the city's most dangerous intersections.
However, none of the eight citizens who spoke at the Dec. 2 meeting
favored the plan. Two even called it "highway robbery," and another
warned the council members that a vote in favor of cameras would
"come back to you on election day."
Their objections fell into three general categories: The cameras are a
moneymaking scheme to fatten city and state coffers in these hard
times, the cameras are an unconstitutional intrusion on motorists'
right to privacy, and the cameras will cause more accidents than they
prevent.
Vice Mayor John Doran has been pushing for red light cameras
since he accidentally ran a red light and broadsided another vehicle in
2008. But his City Council colleagues kept telling him that the time
wasn't right. Until now. A recent state law authorizes cities to install
the cameras, and the specifications of the approved cameras will be re-
leased by the end of this year.
The new law authorizes cities to contract with vendors to install and
maintain the cameras, at an average cost of $4,700 per camera per


month. The city would get $75 from each $158 ticket issued and the
state would get the rest. But the city would have to pay the vendor
from its share.
Police Chief Tony Holloway said that red light runners caught by a
camera would actually get a bargain because it is considered a non-
moving offense, so the $158 fine carries no points against the driver's
license. But the same motorist being ticketed by a live cop for the same
offense would get a $264 fine and four points.
Paul Bertels, head of the city's Traffic Engineering Department, said
that there is nothing sneaky about the cameras because each intersec-
tion with a camera will have a 30-inch by 48-inch "freeway-size" sign
warning motorists of its presence.
'This is a major, major thing we're doing here and the evidence (re-
garding whether red light cameras cause rear-end accidents as drivers
slam on their brakes to avoid being ticketed) should be conclusive,"
Councilman Paul Gibson said. "But it isn't."
Opponents of the cameras frequently cite a University of South
Florida study which indicates that the cameras increase rear-end
crashes. But Bertels said that the USF study is "kind of a study of
studies" that includes no original material.
"I think that there is another way that we should try first," Council-


man George Cretekos, a camera opponent, said. He added that a Vir-
ginia study found that cameras were actually "a detriment to safety,"
but adding a few seconds to the yellow-light cycle decreased accidents
by 94 percent.
"A lot of the red light running events are due to road rage," Bertels
said. 'They're not accidental; they're done on purpose." He said that
longer yellow lights would increase congestion and road rage and
would probably not be approved by the Florida Department of Trans-
portation.
"I believe that photo-enhanced enforcement does work," Doran said.
"...People are blatantly disregarding not only the law but also the safety
of their fellow man, and sometimes you need a bigger stick."
"It's all about safety," Councilman Bill Jonson added.
"I don't like the Big Brother portion of this," Mayor Frank Hibbard
said, but public safety overrides that. He suggested a six-month trial
period with cameras at one or two of the city's most accident-prone in-
tersections. After that, he said, the city would decide whether to scrap
the program or expand it to eleven cameras. Jonson suggested giving
warnings, instead of actual tickets, for the first month.
The vote to approve the plan was 3 to 2, with Gibson and Cretekos
dissenting.


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Council says no to vendor request
SEMINOLE The promoter of an indoor fresh market at the
Seminole Mall was denied modifications to the city's temporary use
ordinance that would have allowed outside food vendors to be in
business over a longer period.
Scott Meehan, operator of Fresh Market and More, petitioned the
city for a modification that would have allowed outdoor vendors
eight months out of the year. However, the City Council expressed
no interest in moving forward on his request during a Nov. 23
workshop.
'The focus (by the City Council) was on the wrong part of what
was said," said Meehan. "I'm going to meet with the councilors in-
dividually to work this out."
The current ordinance allows indoor vendors at the mall but a
temporary use permit is necessary for outdoor vendors. The city or-
dinance allows one 30-day special use permit per year and one 30-
day extension for a total of 60 days.
To accommodate Meehan, the city allowed him to break up the
60 days over a 15-week period, Thursday through Sunday, which
ended recently.
Due to a downturn in business on Thursdays and Sundays,
Meehan is considering changing operation days of the fresh market
to Friday and Saturday. Had the city allowed the further modifica-
tion to the temporary use permit, outdoor vendors would have
been able to operate Fridays and Saturdays for 30 weeks.
Councilor Bob Matthews said it wasn't fair to the merchants in-
side that sell food to have vendors outside selling food.
"We have people inside that sell food who pay rent and taxes,"
Matthews said. "In my opinion these are items that go with some-
thing like Pow Wow (Festival).
"It comes back to what Seminole is," he added. "We're local and
we support our businesses. I have a problem supporting some-
thing that would be counter to what people inside are doing."
Councilor John Counts agreed.
"It's a slippery slope," he said. "It really opens us up to rug sales
and hot dog vendors. There's a reason Seminole is a clean and
comfortable community to live in. I say let them go down the street
(to the Wagon Wheel flea market) where it is actually encouraged."
"In the past, we've determined we don't want our sidewalks clut-
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"It (outside vendors) generates traffic and helps some of the
small businesses," Quinn said, "but if we continue it, we might
open up the city to a gypsy-type situation."
The council's decision will have no impact on fresh market ven-
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Belleair balks at Biltmore breakup
BELLEAIR Town commissioners stood united Tuesday in their
determination to play a role in the eventual fate of the Belleview
Biltmore; their trump card a lien totaling almost $100,000.
In 2007, in an effort to enforce Belleair's building codes, the
town commission authorized assessing a $250 a day fine on the
Legg Mason Real Estate Investors over the deteriorated condition of
the Biltmore's wood and shingle roof.
A challenge to those fines was recently dismissed in court and,
according to Town Attorney David Ottinger, the assessments will
continue to accrue.
"State law provides that any lien on a single property attaches to
any other associated property," Ottinger said.
Ottinger went on to explain that the sale of the Biltmore, includ-
ing the golf course and beach front Cabana Club on Sand Key, is
now encumbered by Belleair's lien.
"It was following that decision that I received a call from an at-
torney representing KAWA (Capital Management), Roger
Schwenke," Ottinger told the commission. "He's here tonight and
would like to address the commission."
The Biltmore's current owners, Urdang Capital Management, are
in negotiations with Miami-based KAWA Capital Management to
buy the property. KAWA's Daniel Ades has said that his firm does
not intend to be in the hotel business and are looking for investors
to purchase the hotel.
"My client simply asks to get the lien off two of the three proper-
ties, the two that don't have a roof problem," Schwenke said.
Schwenke added that while he understood the commission was
not prepared to make a decision that evening regarding his client's
request, his purpose was simply to present his client's position.
"My hope all along," replied Belleair Mayor Gary Katica, "was to
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Pausing for a moment Katica said, "If we assume this could be a
$10 million deal for the owners, if $100,000 is holding up the sale,
then maybe they are the wrong people. To ask us to waive a fine
without a very strong assurance that the roof will be repaired;
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"My client does not have to close by the end of December,"
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Upgrades coming to Capitol Theater
CLEARWATER The historic Capitol Theater, the city-owned
downtown playhouse, is on the verge of getting a facelift.
"We're almost there and we've had a lot of discussions about it,"
Robert Freedman, manager of Ruth Eckerd Hall, which operates
the Capitol Theater, recently told the City Council.
Because of the narrow configuration of the structure, adding the
desired amenities, such as an expanded lobby and restrooms won't
be easy. A new stage house, with dressing rooms and other sup-
port facilities underneath, will have to be built.
"In order to get the seating capacity up (to 605), we need to build
a new stage house and (expand) out the back wall," Freedman
said. That is expected to add $1-million to the project cost and re-
quire an easement. An alternate plan will be devised in case the
easement cannot be obtained.
Freedman said he will provide further details at the council's
Jan. 10 meeting.

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Briefs
Gem and Jewelry show slated
LARGO The Pinellas Geological Society's 35th Rock, Gem and
Jewelry Show and Sale will be held Jan. 14-16 in the Parkside Room
at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
Hours are Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 16, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic set
CLEARWATER The 22nd annual Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic
races are set for Saturday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. going from Coachman Park
across the bridge to Clearwater Beach and back.
There is a 5K and a 10K run as well as a one-mile race for kids
around the park. A post-race pancake breakfast will follow in Coach-
man Park.
Preregistration costs $18, and people can do so by visiting
www.saynotodrugs.com, or visit any of the following preregistration
sites:
Chainwheel Drive Bicycle Shop, 1770 Drew St., Clearwater, 441-
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Feet First, 4949 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 898-1130.

SPCA calendars available
LARGO SPCA Tampa Bay 2011 calendars are now available.
The calendars feature the 13 favorite photos Tampa Bay residents
voted on to determine the pets of the month and the coveted cover
spot. The cost is $11.95. Funds raised will benefit the Save the Tails
medical fund. Calendars may be purchased at the the Tampa Bay Pet
Boutique at the SPCA, 9099 130th Ave. N. Hours are Tuesday
through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat-
urday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Call 586-3591
or visit www.spcatampabay.org.

Rally to Rescue set
PINELLAS PARK The second annual Rally to Rescue adoption
event will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pet Sup-


plies Plus, 7331 Park Blvd.
The event will feature more than 20 pet adoption and support
groups and food.

SOS offers gift wrapping at Borders
ST. PETERSBURG For the fifth year, Save Our Strays has teamed
up with Borders Books at Tyrone Mall this holiday season.
As a community service, the store offers a selection of holiday wrap-
ping paper. Dedicated SOS volunteers will supply the wrapping talent.
Contributions will directly benefit felines.
SOS wrappers will be at the Tyrone store Dec. 17-24, 10 a.m. to 10
p.m.
Volunteers are needed. To volunteer, call Donna at 871-0888.

Santa photos benefit SOS
ST. PETERSBURG Pets can have their picture taken with Santa
at PetSmart, 3993 Tyrone Bvd.
Pet owners can purchase a colored 4-by-6 framed print for $9.95
with their PetPerks card. For every photo purchase, $5 will be donat-
ed to Save Our Strays. Volunteers will be at PetSmart Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 18-19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Military news


Adam Radan
CLEARWATER Navy Sea-
man Adam Radan was recently
promoted to his current rank
upon graduation from recruit
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Radan is the son of Nicola J.
Perry of Clearwater. He is a
2007 graduate of Hargrave Mil-
itary Academy of Chatham, Va.
Radan received the early pro-
motion for outstanding per-
formance during all phases of
the training cycle. Training
which included classroom
study and practical instruction
on naval customs, first aid,
firefighting, water safety and
survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical fit-
ness.

Austin Bradford
CLEARWATER Austin
Bradford recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at Re-
cruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.

Anthony Egger
CLEARWATER Anthony A.
Egger recently graduated from
the Army Reserve Officers'
Training Corps Leader's Train-
ing Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
Egger is the son of Joseph P.
and Fontayne P. Egger of Clear-
water. He is a 2010 graduate of
Clearwater High School. The
cadet is a student at the Uni-
versity of South Florida,
Tampa.

Joray Deliz
LARGO Coast Guard Sea-
man Apprentice Joray Deliz re-
cently graduated from the U.S.
Coast Guard Recruit Training
Center in Cape May, N.J.
Deliz is the son of Gina and
Dennis Deliz of Largo. He is a
2008 graduate of Lakewood
High School of St. Petersburg.


Deanna Moentman
SEMINOLE Coast Guard
Seaman Deanna Moentman re-
cently graduated from the U.S.
Coast Guard Recruit Training
Center in Cape May, N.J.
Moentman is the daughter of
Debbie and Dean Moentman of
Seminole. She is the grand-
daughter of Bess Fiklik of
Seminole and Dorothy Moent-
man of Quincy, Ill. She is a
2003 graduate of Seminole
High School and a 2007 gradu-
ate of University of South Flori-
da, Tampa.

Nicholas Ihde
LARGO Coast Guard Sea-
man Nicholas Ihde recently
graduated from the U.S. Coast
Guard Recruit Training Center
in Cape May, N.J.
Ihde is the son of Denise
Garcia of Largo and Craig C.
Ihde of Debary. He is a 2007
graduate of Pinellas Park High
School of Pinellas Park.

Eric Williams
SAFETY HARBOR Air Force
Reserve Airman 1st Class Eric
Williams recently graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
Williams is the son of Erica
Williams of Safety Harbor. He is
a 2008 graduate of Palm Har-
bor High School.

Errin S. Birdsong
CLEARWATER Errin S. Bird-
song recently graduated from the
Army Reserve Officer Training
Corps Leader Development and
Assessment Course, also known
as "Operation Warrior Forge," at
Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
Birdsong is the daughter of
Sonia M. Andrews of St. Peters-
burg, and Clive E. Birdsong of
Clearwater. She is a 2007 gradu-
ate of Gibbs High School, St. Pe-
tersburg.


Devan R. Sharo
LARGO -
Air Force
Airman
Devan R.
Sharo re-
cently grad-
uated from
basic mili-
tary training
at Lackland
Air Force Devan R. Sharo
Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
Sharo is the son of Thomas
Sharo Jr. of Largo. He graduat-
ed in 2009 from Osceola High
School, Seminole.

Anthony E. Steiner
PINELLAS PARK Navy Sea-
man Apprentice Anthony E.
Steiner recently graduated from
basic military training at the
Naval Training Center in Great
Lakes, Ill.
Steiner is the son of Rita
Bauwens and the stepson of
Jeff Bauwens of Pinellas Park.
He graduated from Pinellas
Park High School in 2010. He
is currently serving in Pensaco-
la while going through his next
phase of training.

Corey J. Jackson
ST. PETERSBURG Army
Pfc. Corey J. Jackson recently
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
Jackson is the son of Shante
Wheeler of St. Petersburg. He
graduated in 2009 from Boca
Ciega High School, Gulfport.

Timothy E. Vasquez
ST. PETERSBURG Air
Force Airman Timothy E.
Vasquez recently graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
Vasquez is the son of Cyn-
thia Vasquez of St. Petersburg.


Meghan T. Zipperer
CLEARWATER Army Na-
tional Guard Pvt. Meghan T.
Zipperer recently graduated
from Basic Combat Training at
Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Zipperer is the daughter of
Melissa Blevins of Drew Street,
Clearwater, and niece of Heather
Houtsma of South Daytona
Beach. She graduated in 2010
from Dunedin High School.

Timothy J. Smith
LARGO Air Force Staff Sgt.
Timothy J. Smith recently ar-
rived for duty at Norman, Okla.
Smith is a recruiter assigned
to the Air Force Recruiting Com-
mand. The staff sergeant has
served in the military for seven
years.
Smith is the son of Timothy
and Susan Smith of Largo. In
2002, he graduated from Osceo-
la High School, Seminole.

Victoria A. Rodriguez
PALM HARBOR Air Force
Airman Victoria A. Rodriguez re-
cently graduated from basic mil-
itary training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.


Rodriguez is the daughter of
Wilma Figueroa of Palm Harbor,
and Ismael Rodriguez of Orlan-
do.

Rene L. Adams-Marez
PINELLAS PARK Air Force
Airman Rene L. Adams-Marez
recently graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Adams-Marez graduated in
2000 from Pinellas Park High
School.

Allyson L. Cox
ST. PETERSBURG Army
Pvt. Allyson L. Cox recently
graduated from Basic Combat
Training at Fort Sill, Lawton,
Okla., as an Honor Graduate
and received a Letter of Com-
mendation.
Cox, a parachute rigger, is the
daughter of Jody D. Cox of St.
Petersburg. She is a 2010 grad-
uate of Northeast High School.
She was promoted to private
two.

Shameika R. Wynn
ST. PETERSBURG Army Re-
serve Pvt. Shameika R. Wynn re-


cently graduated from Basic
Combat Training at Fort Sill,
Lawton, Okla.
Wynn is the daughter of Glo-
ria Williams of St. S., St. Peters-
burg.

Gene B.
Phonthipsavath
ST. PETERSBURG Air Force
Airman Gene B. Phonthipsavath
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Phonthipsavath is the son of
Manichanh Louis of St. Peters-
burg. He graduated in 2010 from
Northeast High School.

Andrew R. Costello
TARPON SPRINGS Army
Pfc. Andrew R. Costello recently
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
Costello is the son of Deirdre
Bowman of Rocklin, Calif., and
nephew of Diane Gallin of Tarpon
Springs. He graduated in 2005
from J.W. Mitchell High School,
New Port Richey, and received an
associate degree in 2008 from St.
Petersburg College.


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Holiday services directory
Following is a listing of some holiday services scheduled at places of
worship throughout Pinellas County.
Church of the Good Shepherd
DUNEDIN Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive. Blue
Christmas, a contemplative service for any who are grieving or healing,
will be presented Thursday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
The Christmas Eve service and pageant will be Friday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m.
A Christmas midnight service will be Friday, Dec. 24, 10 p.m.
Christmas service will be Saturday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.
Call 733-4125.

Unity Community Church
DUNEDIN Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd.
Elsie Huebner, spiritual leader, will give a Christmas lesson Sunday,
Dec. 19, 10 a.m. A holiday luncheon will follow. Luncheon reservations
are required.
A Christmas Eve candlelighting service, on Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., will
include a brief message, Christmas music and candles for the congrega-
tion. Each candle will have a personal affirmation for the New Year at-
tached.
A burning bowl service will be presented Sunday, Dec. 26, 10 a.m. Par-
ticipants will write on a slip of paper the things they wish to release in
their life. The papers will be set afire in a burning bowl. Next, everyone
will write a personal letter to God, expressing the good things they want to
manifest during the coming year. Letters will be self-addressed, sealed
and returned unopened in June, 2011.
Call 734-0635 or visit www.unitydunedin.org.
First United Methodist Church
CLEARWATER- First United Methodist Church, 411 Turner St. Christ-
mas Eve services, on Friday, Dec. 24, will include traditional worship with


Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church
Because it's not about rules.
It's about relationships!
Sunday Mass, 10:30am
Christmas Eve Sung Mass, 8pm
Come, share ourjoy!
6152 126th Ave (Oaklefe Center), Largo
727.232.3918 HolySpiritECC.org


Come Join Us at

Seminole First

Baptist Church
for

"Hark the Herald"
a Christmas Musical
presented by the
SFBC Adult Choir
(admission is free)
Sunday, December 19
at 6:00 pm
11045 Park Boulevard
Seminole, Florida 33772
(727) 392-772912
121610


a candlelighting ceremony, 5 p.m.; and contemporary worship with a can-
dlelighting ceremony, 7 p.m. Call 446-5955 or visit www.fumc-clw.com.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
CLEARWATER Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive. A
Christmas Eve candlelight service, on Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., will begin
with prelude music at 6:45 p.m. and will include familiar carols and fresh
musical arrangements presented by the Christmas Choir, Trinity Ringers
and guest singers including Don Peterkin.
Highland Presbyterian Church
CLEARWATER Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 S. Highland Ave.
A Christmas Eve candlelight music service will be presented Friday, Dec.
24, 4 p.m. A traditional service will be presented Sunday, Dec. 26, 10
a.m., with a Scottish minister and choir. Call 584-1191 or visit www.high
landpcusa.org.

Calvary Episcopal Church
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St.
Christmas Eve services, on Friday, Dec. 24, will include a service especial-
ly for children and families, 5 p.m.; a traditional, old English service, 7
p.m.; and a candlelight mass, 9 p.m.
The Christmas Day service, on Saturday, Dec. 25, will be a Holy Eu-
charist, 10 a.m. Call 595-2374.
Christ Presbyterian Church
LARGO Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. A candlelight
service with Live Nativity will be presented on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec.
24, 5:30 p.m. Call 584-8695.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
LARGO Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave. A Night
in Bethlehem will be presented Sunday, Dec. 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Christmas Eve services, on Friday, Dec. 24, will include worship with
children's choir and youth bells, 5 p.m.; and worship with pre-service
music beginning at 7:10 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Child care will be available at
the 5 and 7:10 services. Call 585-9969 or visit www.poplargo.org.


Highland
Presbyterian Church
Welcomes Back Northern Friends and New Neighbors
seeking a caring place to worship.
Join Us
Friday, December 24th @ 4pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Music Service
Traditional Services Sunday, 10am
Scottish Minister, Great Choir
Sunday Sermon and Calendar Available on Website
www.highlandpcusa.org
Bible Study, Tuesday 11:30am
Monthly Women's Circles Book Club


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1885 S. Highland Ave. (Above Rosery)
(727) 584-1191 Rev. D. Lindsay Frame, Pastor


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this year at...
First United
Methodist Church
411 Turner St.
Corner Ft. Harrison & Turner
Downtown Clearwater 446-5955
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
5 p.m.
Traditional Worship
with candle lighting ceremony
7:00 p.m.
Contemporary worship,
Christmas Pageant &
candle lighting ceremony
www.firstmethodistclearwater.org

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St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church
LARGO St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge
Road. Christmas services on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, will include
a mass, 4 p.m.; a family mass, 6:30 p.m.; and a candlelight mass, 10 p.m.
Mass on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, will be 10 a.m. Call 397-3312
or visit www.stjustinmartyr.net.
Pathways Community Church
LARGO Pathways Community Church, 801 Seminole Blvd. Christ-
mas Eve services, on Friday, Dec. 24, will be 5:30 and 7 p.m. This will be
a family service. No child care will be available. Call 397-4707.
Church by the Sea
MADEIRA BEACH Church by the Sea, 13701 Gulf Blvd. "Joy," a cele-
bration of Christmas, will be presented by the choir Sunday, Dec. 19, 7
p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 24, 11 p.m. Call 391-7706 or visit www.church
bythesea.com.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church
SEMINOLE Christ the King Presbyterian Church, 5400 Seminole
Blvd. A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be presented Christmas Eve,
Friday, Dec. 24, 5:45 p.m. Call 394-0787 or visit www.ctkpca
seminole.com.
Faith Presbyterian Church
SEMINOLE Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. Christmas
Eve services, on Friday, Dec. 24, will include a service especially for fami-
lies with younger children, 4 p.m.; chancel choir, 8 p.m.; and candles,
carols and communion, 11 p.m. Call 391-0596.
Seminole First Baptist Church
SEMINOLE Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. "Hark
the Herald," a Christmas musical presented by the SFBC adult choir, will
be performed Sunday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Admission is free.
A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be presented Friday, Dec. 24, 6
p.m. Call 392-7729.


St. Dunstan's Anglican Church
403 First Ave. SW, Largo
727-581-1435 www.stdunstansfl.com


Sunday, Dec. 19th -Advent IV
7:30am Holy Communion, Rite I
10:15am Holy Communion, Rite II
With Special Music
Friday, Dec. 24th Christmas Eve
4:00pm Holy Communion, Rite I
7:30pm Carols & Special Music


8:00pm
10:30pm
11:00pm


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Carols & Special Music
Holy Communion, Rite II


Saturday, Dec. 25th Christmas Day
10:00am Holy Communion, Rite II


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Please Join us... All are welcome! *Childcare available

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Friday, December 24th
5:00 pm Worship with Children's Choir and Youth Bells
7:10 pm Pre-Service Music
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Briefs


Chamber Business
After Hours set
LARGO -The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber
of Commerce will host a special holiday Busi-
ness After Hours networking event on Thurs-
day, Dec. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m., on the deck at
Jimmy Guana's, 401 Second St., Indian
Rocks Beach.
Cost is $10 for chamber members and $20
for nonmembers. Advance registration is rec-
ommended. To register, call 584-2321 or
email events@largochamber.org and include
Business After Hours in the subject line.

Chamber announces
holiday hours
LARGO In observance of the Christmas
holiday, the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of
Commerce will close its offices Thursday, Dec.
23, 1 p.m., and reopen Monday, Dec. 27, 8:30
a.m.
For the New Year's holiday, the chamber
will close Thursday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. and re
open Monday, Jan. 3, 8:30 a.m. Businesses
requiring notarization for Certificates of Origin
or other documents should plan accordingly.

Local resident offers
tax service
CLEARWATER Clearwater resident San
dra Hayes recently left her position as a cor
porate staff accountant to open Hayes
Accounting Service, a home-based accounting
and tax practice.
After earning her degree from Walsh College
of Accountancy and Business Administration
in Troy, Mich., Hayes built her career on a


wide range of accounting applications, rang-
ing from small businesses to large corpora-
tions. She has earned the designations of
professional bookkeeper, professional tax pre-
parer and certified QuickBooks consultant.
Hayes' practice will focus on small business
accounting, payroll, QuickBooks set-up and
support, general business consultation and
individual and business income tax prepara-
tion.
E-mail shayes@hayesaccountingservice
.com.

Coastal Cabanas relocates
CLEARWATER Coastal Cabana recently
hosted a grand opening celebration at its new
location, 1435 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Coastal Cabana offers seaside chic in the
form of home accents, coastal cottage, shabby
chic, furniture, pillows, lighting, jewelry,
handbags, bath and body, and seashells and
candles as well as fine gifts.

Anytime Fitness opens
DUNEDIN Anytime Fitness, a new con
cept in health clubs, and one of the country's
largest chains and fastest growing franchises,
recently opened a location at 1471 Main St.
Anytime Fitness offers a co-ed facility, open
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Business expo set
DUNEDIN The Bring on the Business
Expo will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4 to
8 p.m., at the Conmy Center, 750A San
Salvador Drive.
The expo will feature more than 100 ven-
dor, sponsor and exhibitor booths. There


will be prizes and giveaways as well as
food, beer and wine samples. Attendees
should bring lots of business cards and
plan to network with top-flight business
professionals from all over the Tampa Bay
area.
Fee for vendors and exhibitors is $60
with early registration before Dec. 23; and
$75 after Dec. 23. Sponsor fee is $120 be-
fore Dec. 23 or $150 after Dec. 23. Food
vendor cost is free. Food vendors must pro-
vide small samples for up too 500 guests.
Cost to attend is $5.
Call Lil Barcaski at 348-6682 or e-mail
Lil@PlanBexpo.com.
Visit www.planBexpo.com.

Red ribbon campaign
encourages safe,
sober driving
PINELLAS PARK To raise awareness
about the importance of driving sober,
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has
teamed up with Knology to provide vehicle
window decals and red ribbons.
Residents can pick up the MADD rib-
bons and decals at the Knology office at
3001 Gandy Blvd. to display on their vehi-
cles as a pledge to be safe.
The holiday season, between Thanksgiv-
ing and New Year's Day, is often marked by
an increase in drunk-driving related acci-
dents. The Tie One On For Safety cam-
paign is designed to remind drivers to plan
ahead and designate a sober driver.
The ribbons can be picked up during
regular business hours through the holi-
day season. Call 239-1000.


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sons considering attending any group for the first time are encour-
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Friday, Dec. 17 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd
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Friday, Dec. 17 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m.
For information and meeting location, call Ron O'Connor at 367-
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Friday, Dec. 17 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas
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Monday, Dec. 20 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at
Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron O'Connor
at 367-3737.
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Leader, December 16, 2010


It's best to plan your fishing trips for the afternoon


Recent cold fronts have
slowed inshore fishing down
dramatically. When the water
temperature drops into the low
50s, it's best to plan your trips
for the afternoon. Shallow
water areas can warm up 5 to 8
degrees throughout the course
of the day, helping to speed up
lethargic gamefish.
Catch and release has been
fair when you can find clean


water, protected from the wind.
Free-lining live shrimp along
the edges of grass flats in three
to five feet of water, or it might
be time to break out some of
your favorite soft plastics. Be
sure to keep your retrieve
speed very slow, often just
dragging it along the bottom
will bring the best results.
Sheepshead fishing has been
good on all but the coldest of


Capt. Tyson
Wallerstein


days. Traditional spots like
bridge pilings and rock jetties
have been holding schools of
sheepshead. Scraping bridge
pilings with a shovel when ac-


cessible will help to get the
sheepshead into a feeding fren-
zy. Then it's just a matter of
dropping a piece of shrimp on a
small hook with just a little bit
of weight, such as a small split-
shot, right behind the piling so
that your bait will hold in the
current eddy.
Gag grouper fishing remains
good in the 40- to 60-feet
range, where water tempera-


tures remain in the upper 50s,
keeping the fish a bit more ac-
tive. Chumming the fish with
plenty of cut threadfins or
scaled sardines will bring the
fish from a distance, and then
dropping down large grass
grunts should entice the larger
gag grouper into biting. Also,
look for grouper to stack up
good around large artificial
reefs after the big blow this


week.
Until net week get bent!
Tyson Wallerstein can be
reached at capt.tyson@
hotmaiLcom. To get a fish photo
in the paper, send the photo
along with your name, when
and where it was caught to edi-
torial@tbnweekly.com or mail it
to Tampa Bay Newspapers,
9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole,
FL 33772.


Lights under cover can help keep your plants warm


A banana a day keeps high
blood pressure away. Kind of like
the apple thing and the doctor.
One banana provides approxi-
mately 20 percent of a body's
needed potassium. The rest can
come from milk, meat, vegeta-
bles and other fruit.
Say there are four people in
the family. That's a lot of ba-
nanas. If you grow roses and
want to see huge blooms, bury
the banana peels so the roots
can grow into them.
True confession sometimes


I'm in a rush and just throw the
peel under the bush.
Roses are fairly easy to grow
in our area. When I moved here,
I couldn't believe a rose bush
could handle the heat and hu-
midity, but with the right graft
stock (Fortuniana), they do very
well. I've had the Oklahoma vari-
ety growing for seven years. Ah,
a true red rose and with scent.
December is a good time to
prune rose bushes. I like to keep
one or two strong branches so I
have continuous bloom. The oth-


Ruth Davies

ers are cut approximately a foot
high just above a node that is
facing out. This encourages a
new branch to form growing on
the outside of the older branch-
es. Fertilize every month all year
for healthy plants.
Amazingly, my Christmas cac-
tus is budded and will probably
be open before the holiday. For


years, they started blooming at
Thanksgiving.
They bloom with a combina-
tion of 14 to 16 hours of dark-
ness and temperatures below
65. I read they don't like 50 de-
gree temps. Oops, they're sure
sitting in nature's refrigerator
now.
Someone left the northern re-
frigerator door open and all that
cold came to our tropical para-
dise. Fall was spectacular and
gave plants a chance to slow
down growth.


Hopefully, they're hardened
from soft new growth and will
make it through the low temper-
atures we're getting. At least it
hasn't been snowing for five
days.
To protect plants from a light
frost, try to water them well and
get their roots moist; cover with
sheets, blankets, boxes or frost
cloth. If a hard freeze is predict-
ed, cover the plants and put elec-
tric lights inside. Christmas
lights may give off enough heat; a
regular light bulb will be warmer.


Poinsettias this year are big
and beautiful and come in sever-
al colors even painted ones.
Just remember to keep them
away from kids and pets who
want to taste them. It's time to
deck the halls so prune the
holly, soak it in water and re-cut
the bottom when ready to make
an arrangement. Enjoy the cool
weather and have a happy holi-
day.

Ruth Davies can be reached at
sunflowerl368@juno.com


Several outdoor markets flourish in


Following is a list of some of the outdoor markets found in Pinel-
las County:
The Downtown Clearwater Farmers' Market, Wednesdays,
through May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Cleveland Street between East
Avenue and North Fort Harrison Avenue. Visit www.clearwaterfarm
ersmarket.com.
Corey European Style Market, Sundays, through May, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. Visit www.
coreyave. com.
Dunedin Green Market, Fridays, through April 29, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m.; and Saturdays, through July 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Pioneer
Park, at the corner of Douglas and Main streets in downtown



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concerned classmates, he went TOAD-AL. He squatted, extended both
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while croaking.
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Dunedin. Visit www.dunedingov.com.
Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., on Beach Boulevard below 29th Avenue South in the city's
historic waterfront district. This market is open year-round. Visit
www.gulfportma.com.
Largo's Downtown Market, Thursdays, through April 28, in
Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call 587-6740, ext. 5015,
or e-mail kcooley@largo.com.
Market in the Park, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind
Park Street Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Vendor space is
available. Call Larry at 544-4777.
The fourth annual Pinellas County Market in the Park, Satur-


Briefs
Extension to host
evening hike
LARGO An early evening hike
will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 28,
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Pinellas
County Extension, 12520 Ulmer-
ton Road.
Attendees will enjoy an evening
adventure when daytime begins
to unfold into night. A nature
guide will help hikers identify
some of Florida's crepuscular
wildlife, determine clues of ani-
mal inhabitation, and unveil
some of Florida's important habi-
tats.
Adults and families are wel-
come at this free activity. Regis-
tration is required at least 24
hours in advance. Call 582-2100
or visit www.pinellascountyexten
sion.org, click the Online Class
Registration button and then the
Extension Service tab.

Weedon hosts
guided hikes
ST. PETERSBURG A free,
guided hike is offered Saturdays,
9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island
Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE.
Participants learn about the
coastal environment and the
early residents of Weedon Island
Preserve as they hike through the
mangroves and upland ecosys-
tems. Hikers should bring water
and a snack. A hat and closed-
toe shoes are recommended. This
hike is suitable for ages 6 and
older.
Registration is required by 2
p.m. on Friday prior to the hike.
For information, call 453-6500.
To register, call 582-2100.


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walk will be offered Saturday,
Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., at Boyd Hill
Nature Preserve, 1101 Country
Club Way S.
Attendees will enjoy a leisurely
walk through the preserve while
learning new facts about Florida's
habitats and the animals that call
the preserve home. Cost is $3 for
adults and $1.50 for children.
Call 893-7326.

Boyd Hill to offer
Night hike
ST. PETERSBURG -A night
hike will be offered Tuesday, Dec.
21, 6 p.m., at Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve, 1101 Country Club
Way S.
The hike will take place on the
winter solstice. Attendees will ex-
plore the preserve on longest
night of the year. Reservations
are required.
Cost is $3 for adults and $1.50
for children.
Call 893-7326.

Brooker hosts
guided hikes
TARPON SPRINGS A free,
guided 0.75-mile hike is offered
Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at
Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940
Keystone Road.
Participants explore how the
land has changed over time
and discuss the ecological foot-
prints left by those changes.
Hikers should wear sturdy
closed-toe shoes. Water and a
hat are recommended. Children
younger than age 6 may find
the hike challenging.
Registration is required by
noon on the Friday prior to the
hike. For information, call 453-
6800. To register, call 582-
2100.

Fort De Soto to offer
guided walk
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days, through April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909
125th St., Largo.
Safety Harbor Farmers' Market, Thursdays, through May, 9
a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St.,
Safety Harbor. Visit www.safetyharborchamber.com.
Saturday Morning Market, Saturdays, through May 28, 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m., in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot at First Avenue South
and First Street, St. Petersburg. Visit www.saturdaymorningmar
ket.com.
Treasure Island Friday Open Air Market, Fridays, through
April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Community Center Park, 1 Park
Place and 106th Avenue. Visit www.treasureislandchamber.org.


guided nature walk will be of-
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11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park,
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
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Viewpoints 13A


Leader, December 16, 2010


EDITORIAL


City proceeds



with caution

The backlash against Clearwater's proposal to install red-light cam-
eras at intersections in the city is understandable. Surveillance is often
associated with Big Brother, and many people consider it an intrusion
upon their privacy.
Nevertheless, city officials make a strong case for installing red-light
cameras at 11 of the city's most dangerous intersections. The Council
voted 3-2 in favor of the staffs plan.
The Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traf-
fic Safety Administration consider the use of cameras an effective
countermeasure to prevent red-light running.
The agencies cited a comprehensive study involving seven jurisdic-
tions in forming its position, which took into account data that shows
an increase in rear-end collisions at intersections where the cameras
are installed.
The study showed there was a modest aggregate crash cost benefit
of the camera systems, even when taken in consideration the negative
impact of rear end collisions.
The benefit of the cameras "could increase further if measures were
taken to educate or alert drivers that vehicles preceding them could be
stopping suddenly for a red light and thus reduce the likelihood of a
rear end crash," the study said.
Despite the increase in rear-end crashes, an economic analysis
showed that red-light cameras saved society $39,000 to $50,000 an-
nually at each intersection where they are installed. Costs considered
are hospital bills, property damage to vehicles, insurance expenses,
value of lost quality of life, and other costs.
Other studies support claims that the cameras may increase certain
types of crashes and cause other safety issues as critics contended at
recent council meetings.
But if such studies are convincing, why are more and more cities
embracing the use of the cameras? As of this month, 502 communities
across the country use cameras in more than 80 jurisdictions, from
New York City to Redding, Calif.
The argument that agencies will use cameras just for the sake of
raising revenue is shaky. City officials plan to provide sufficient warn-
ing to motorists approaching intersections through signage. Such
measures also show that city officials sensitive to the contention that
the city is being sneaky.
Furthermore, the city plans to use the cameras on a trial basis. After
a six-month period, as has been suggested, if city officials find that the
cameras have caused more accidents than they have prevented, they
should discontinue using them.
According to a national Traffic Administration's report, red-light
running crashes alone caused 833 deaths in 2007 across the country.
About 165,000 people are injured annually be red-light runners.
Other Tampa Bay area cities will probably be monitoring the effects
of the city's trial use of the red-light cameras.
If the cameras reduce damages to vehicles, results in fewer injuries
and deaths, saves taxpayers' money and makes law enforcement offi-
cers' jobs more easier, the City Council should continue to support
their use despite the risk of being on a collision course with the Big
Brother argument.


LETTERS

An infringement on civil liberties
Editor:
This is an open letter to the Clearwater City Council. Kudos to
Councilmen Paul Gibson and George Cretekos, who voted against the
stoplight cameras. They are responsible representatives of the public.
I think that it is important to remind Vice Mayor John Doran that
the City Council is supposed to be a representative governmental enti-
ty reflecting the will of the general public that it governs, not a platform
for personal agendas. The fact that Mr. Doran was irresponsible
enough to run a red light does not mean that the entire population of
Clearwater wants stoplight cameras or that they are prone to the same
irresponsible actions.
In my 57 years of life I have never run a red light or a stop sign. Why
don't you put a referendum on the next ballot to determine if the pub-
lic truly wants this infringement on their civil liberties or the expense
involved buying and maintaining the cameras. The referendum would
be the only way to determine the public will. I for one am totally op-
posed to spending tax dollars of almost $5,000 per camera per month
to install and maintain the cameras.
Jon T. Satterwhite
Clearwater

Driving comes with responsibility
Editor:
As a Pinellas County resident, I was elated to see that Clearwater
was finally doing something to bring us drivers back to our senses. In-
stalling cameras at traffic lights is such a grand idea. Since I walk
most places, I can not begin to tell you how many times I have seen
drivers speed up when they come to a traffic light. The yellow light
means to slow down and stop, not speed up and try to beat the red
light. As far as the argument about hitting a car from the rear because
they are stopping for a yellow or red light that is a non-argument. If
you are going the speed limit and traveling at the required distance be-
hind a car, then you will not need to worry about rear-end collisions.
Maybe drivers will become more aware of other aspects of their driving
such as speed and safe following distance.
In the past month I have witnessed two horrible accidents within
one block in which cars have run red lights and hit cars broadside. In
one instance the offending car ran through a yard hit two parked cars
before finally coming to rest inside a neighbors house. This might have
been prevented if cameras were installed.
We are all sharing the road and have places to go. Along with the
privilege of driving comes the responsibility of obeying the law.
Anne Benites
Clearwater

What does Christ want for Christmas?
Editor:
As we give thanks for all the many blessings we already have, our
attention is soon turned to that one burning question, 'What do you
want for Christmas?"
Our children and grandchildren already have their "wish list" ready
full of the latest and greatest new toys. Husbands have their own list of
"Big Boy Toys", wives have dreams of new outfits with shiny acces-
sories. As we get older and hopefully wiser, you will hear us say, "Oh I
don't really need anything," which may have some truth in it but we all
have at least one unfulfilled desire.
As I contemplated my own answer to the question I though about
why we celebrate this time of year. For Christians it is actually the cel-
ebration of someone's birthday, Jesus of Nazareth, who was actually
Jewish, which led me to ponder if I should be celebrating Hanukkah or
Christmas or both? I guess that's a question to ponder at another
time. For now, I'm wondering what the "Birthday Boy" would like.
What does Christ want for Christmas?
In Matthew the sixth chapter we find what is commonly referred to


as 'The Lord's Prayer," which is actually not so much a prayer to be re-
peated but instruction on how to pray.
The real Lord's Prayer is found in the gospel of John 17:31, where
Jesus asks the father, "that they may be one just as you and I are one.
May they also be in us that the world may know that you sent me."
So maybe this whole idea of "peace on earth, goodwill towards men"
isn't as farfetched as we think. Maybe if we in the church could be-
come one, then the world would begin to know and understand why
we celebrate his coming. "For the son of man came to seek and to save
the lost." Luke 21:10.
This Christmas season, let's all try giving the gift of unity to one an-
other, being devoted to one another, honoring one another above our-
selves as we are instructed in Romans 12:10. Then hopefully the world
will see that we are Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, by our love.
Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.
Harold Wetzel
Clearwater


Non-handy? Here's who to call


Men come in two classes: handy and non-
handy. The handy men are easy to recognize.
They are always searching for objects that
don't work, such as Humvees or space shut-
tle booster engines. Once they spot these
malfunctioning items, handy men get to work
fixing them.
This is true from birth onward. A mother
and her newborn son are transported by
wheelchair to the hospital front door. If the
baby detects the sound of a squeaking wheel,
he will squall in protest until someone gives
him a wrench or oilcan. Future handy males
are seldom content to sit and watch a wash-
ing machine do its thing. They want to get in-
side the gadget and understand just what's
causing all that noise and vibration.
A non-handy male is also easy to identify,
even at age three or four. When he finds a
dresser drawer stuck, he will just let it stay
that way, rather than figure out a solution. If
an alarm clock goes off, the non-handy male
will devote a maximum of four seconds to lo-
cating the "off' button. If he fails, he will sim-
ply slam the clock against the nearest wall.
The motto of the non-handy man is "If it's
broke, don't fix it. Go have a beer."
Handy males usually grow up to be me-
chanics, engineers and vascular surgeons.
They love complex tools and intractable prob-
lems. If a car breaks down on a lonely road
while a passenger is having a heart attack or
a collapsed lung, he'd better hope there's a
handy man aboard. Unfortunately, there
aren't that many of them around. Maybe two
out of ten. They are geniuses, worthy of our
admiration. The other eight just schlep
through life.
I've known a few handy men. Most of them
have had fathers or brothers who were handy.


Driver's Seat
Bob Driver


Such families seem to enjoy passing down the
lore, and the tricks of the handyman's trade.
I don't mean to disparage non-handy men.
They have their good points. They are often
adept at crossword puzzles and detecting
when politicians are lying. They are more out-
going than handy men, which prefer to study
blueprints rather than engage in conversa-
tion. But non-handy types are of questionable
value when things go wrong. Such as a leaky
faucet or a worn-out garbage disposal unit.
That's what I'm faced with, as I write this.
As you may have guessed, I am a non-
handy man. But not by choice. I got that way
from hard-earned experience.
Ever since the Hoover administration I
have lived in about forty homes. I have at-
tempted to repair or replace toilet valves,
faucet washers, faulty lawnmowers, leaky
modems and hi-fi speakers that suddenly
began to broadcast in Estonian only. I've
been successful exactly twelve percent of the
time. The rest has been frustration or disas-
ter.
I don't mind failure. It's been the anchor
strut in my karma ever since I was six years
old. My incompetence in and of itself -
doesn't exert much power over me. But what
gets me is the anger that results. I can no
longer tolerate the rage I feel when the dad-
blamed, no-good, flicker-headed widget I've


inserted into the Johnson rod receptacle fails
to work. Then comes an internal response
that causes my vision to turn red. Doctors
tell us we have only so many of these blood
pressure blow-ups before the final one
comes. But they won't give us an exact num-
ber. So we learn to keep cool. Or cooler.
By the time you read this, I will have final-
ly got around to buying a new Badger 5
garbage enough to admit the truth of our
policy failures, or eloquent enough to per-
suade Americans that we have made and
are still making a horrible mistake. The
flag-draped coffins that fly into disposal unit,
and will have made an appointment for an
$80-an-hour plumber to come and install it,
along with a new washer for my leaky kitchen
faucet. I will then do what non-handy men
have been doing for years: write a check.
Please know that everything I've said about
handy and non-handy men is also true about
women. A handy woman can repair or install
any device known to humankind. If she's
married to a non-handy man, she'll probably
have to.

A related thought: Nowhere in America is
there a man or woman handy enough to pull
our troops out of the Mideast swamps. No of-
ficial, high or low, seems clear-eyed and
courageous Dover AFB contains the bodies of
brave Americans who deserve all the honors
we can give him or her. But the decisions
that sent and keep our warriors in the
Mideast are a source of deepest shame for
you and me. With our silence we become al-
lies of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Will our
sheep-like acquiescence never end?
Send Bob Driver an e-mail at tralee71
@comcast.net.


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14A Viewpoints


Leader, December 16, 2010


A lesson learned through journalism: 'It takes all kinds'


You never forget the stories you write in this
business; you also never forget the stories you don't
or can't write.
Years ago, in a Central Florida courtroom, a cir-
cuit judge is doling out sentences to the endless
procession of defendants that were paraded before
him. Languid, resigned they are mostly young
men and women with little to say. Another court-
room, another judge. Another day in the life. Just
no time clock.
"How are you doing, haircut," said the judge, ad-
dressing a young man with long, blond hair.
The judge was animated, maybe for my benefit.
Reporters don't usually cover routine sentencing
hearings.
Moments later, the young man is sobbing.
"I don't know why you are crying," the judge said,
"you're going to be in the brand new county jail."
It's a different world, the courthouse. Go there
enough and you begin to understand what judicial
officials are up against every day, what they see,
what they hear. Futility comes to mind.
Public defenders who spent hours visiting clients
in jails, day or night prosecutors who spend an
entire weekend preparing for a trial.
You remember a teenager who is murdered just


Tom
Germond


so his assassins can steal his truck. Years later, the
parents are full of gratitude that a police officer in-
volved in the case still visits and consoles them.
Another case: A beloved police officer, in the
prime of life, is shot to death while answering a do-
mestic disturbance call. You go to the police station
to get the story; the captain is struggling to keep his
composure, answer your questions. How do you
leave the station with a dry eye? You're trained to be
objective at least that's what you try to convince
yourself.
And for years, the friends of Thomas
Bartholomew, the only Kissimmee policeman to die
violently in the line of duty, honor him with a me-
morial service, never failing to write a letter to the
editor annually reminding people of the date he died
- leaving behind a wife and children.


Long ago, college professor complains to you that
the faculty is underpaid, that education in Florida is
under funded. Sounds convincing.
Then you graduate, take a job as a reporter and
quickly see another side of life people in mobile
homes who are afraid to drink their water because
the private sewage system is dysfunctional. The
state can't afford to hire enough inspectors. You
learn about overcrowded jails and effluent being dis-
charged into rivers.
A county official, trying to demonstrate the need
for better housing, takes you on a tour of a
ramshackled house. Ants are picnicking in a rice
bowl. Somebody actually lives here? Sights you
never forget.
More recently, at the state level, lawmakers push
for higher standards for teachers, better test results
for students. That makes the news.
Meanwhile, a dean who you know is blindsided
by a bipolar student whose parents are too lazy or
too impoverished to make sure their children have
meds.
"And they expect this kid to do well on the
FCAT?" the dean asks.
Eventually, the dean, in effect, is demoted be-
cause she blows the whistle on a kid who brings a


gun to school.
The dean, frustrated and exhausted, quietly
leaves the school system. That doesn't make the
news.
Over a beer, a judge, one of the best at his job,
discusses a case.
Talk turns to public service, the heat officials
take, sometimes unwarranted, for not solving all the
world's problems.
The judge smiles and puts it in simple terms.
"It takes all kinds, Tom."
A lesson learned.
What you hear from some people: police are
overzealous; judges and lawyers are arrogant and
make a lot of money; firefighters have too much
time on their hands. Teachers get too much vaca-
tion, hide behind unions. All politicians are chisel-
ers.
But it's not so. Do this long enough, and you real-
ize it does "take all kinds." You try to rise about
your cynicism, and you learn that nearly all institu-
tions in the public sector have value, though their
leaders may disagree over funding, goals and turf.
You become a better journalist, at least more sea-
soned.
And you hope a little less myopic.


A modest (book) proposal for former president Bush


Every man has an important story to tell even
more so if he was once the president of the United
States. George W. Bush, unfortunately, barely skims
his.
Yes, his memoir "Decision Points," covers a great
deal of ground, and for the intended purposes. The
post-presidential retelling of events is always an ef-
fort to goad a legacy forward. So, as is to be expect-
ed, Bush's recently released book is being dissected
by historians, politicos and pundits alike.
But Bush's allure for both detractors and fans has
long been his golly-gee, easygoing demeanor. He's
the guy you'd choose to have a beer with, as the con-
ventional wisdom once had it, rather than his more
cerebral political foes.
So why not use that gift for a greater good? Give
us a lesson worth engaging.
I wish President Bush would tell us about the
drinking. The full story, not the cursory, told-in-
three-pages bullet-point version offered in "Decision
Points."
Really engage us with how he traversed the route
that has tripped up so many others. Explain the
sneaky way alcohol has for morphing from social fun
with pals to a daily habit of near ravenous cravings.


Obviously, we're all curious about wh
to say about the nonexistent weapons
struction, as well as his reflections
chads, water-boarding, Hurricane
Afghanistan and the financial bailouts.
of us can fathom what it must have bee
Bush's chief of staff whispered into his
ond plane hit the second tower. America
tack."
But his struggle with alcohol clear
Bush's life gets short shrift. He ope:
with it. "Quitting drinking was one of t
decisions I have ever made," Bush writ
it, none of the others that follow in this
have been possible."
Bush lets readers know his faith in C
love for Laura Bush and his twin daugh
large in the decision to stop. He alludes


tude for addiction and of replacing the craving for al-
cohol with running and chocolate.
Mary But then... period, new paragraph.
Sanchez To learn more you have to combine husband's
and wife's recent autobiographies.
Laura Bush, in her memoir, "Spoken from the
Heart," is far more candid, descriptive and therefore
at Bush has riveting. Maybe it is her librarian's knowledge of the
of mass de- power of words.
on hanging She gives context by recounting dry Texas coun-
e Katrina, ties and setups for bottles of booze kept in lockers at
Indeed, few country clubs. And, equally important to addiction, a
en like when culture where 'you might talk about the wind and
ear, "A sec- the weather, but troubles you swallowed deep down
is under at- inside."
She talks of a date with a boy who drank too
ly central to much and being scared as he drove her home while
ns his book drunk. She writes of being the wife to the man who
the toughest is drunk at a party. And perhaps most importantly,
es. "Without she tells of the lineage of drinking.
book would Laura Bush's father was a drinker.
'Years after George quit, as Mother and I sat talk-
3od, and his ing one quiet afternoon, she turned and said that,
iters loomed unlike me, she had never thought to ask Daddy to
s to an apti- stop drinking."


The passage is set apart by extra lines for empha-
sis.
Laura Bush knows it is pivotal. She played a role
in stopping the cycle of alcohol in her family. Daugh-
ters of drinkers are almost programmed to fall in
love with drinkers. Too many never hear their moth-
er's say those words.
Here's a pitch for an intrepid publishing agent.
How about a dual autobiography? A book co-au-
thored by Laura and George W. Bush. Draw from
the literary skills of Laura and her ability to tease in-
trospection out of George.
If they are ready to reveal more, and I suspect they
might be, have them pen a book that is less a mem-
oir of the presidential years. Give us more of the
young couple they once were, newly married in
Texas.
Next time, address drinking for what it is a soci-
etal problem that is as acute today as it was in 1986,
the year George W. Bush took his last drink.
Mary Sanchez is an opinion-page columnistfor The
Kansas City Star. Readers may write to her at:
Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City,
MO 64108-1413, or via e-mail at msanchez@
kcstar.com.


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Church of the Good Shepherd
DUNEDIN Breakfast with St. Nick will be of-
fered Sunday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m., at Church of the
Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive.
The event is free.
For information, call 733-4125.

United Methodist Church of
Pinellas Park
PINELLAS PARK Crown Financial Ministries
will host a 10-week finance class starting
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Pinellas Park, 9025 49th
St N.
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day, Jan. 12. The class will teach attendees how
to get out of debt, how to budget and the impor-
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to manage money.
Cost is $45 for an individual or $55 per cou-
ple. A dinner meal also is available, served at
5:30 p.m., for a cost of $5. Child care is avail-
able.
For information or to enroll, call Ryllis Chan-
dler at 546-5741.

Good Samaritan Church
PINELLAS PARK A number of holiday events
have been scheduled in the coming weeks
through Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park
Blvd.
The Christmas cantata, "Festival of Lessons
and Carols," will be presented during the wor-
ship service on Sunday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m., by
the choir with guest musicians under the direc-
tion of Vincent Titata.


The traditional community Christmas Eve in-
tergenerational candlelight celebration will be
Friday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., and will conclude with
the closing candlelight circle.
Call 544-8558 or visit www.goodsam-
church.org.

Seminole First Baptist Church
SEMINOLE Bible Study Coffee will be offered
Thursday, Jan. 13, 9:25 to 11 a.m., at Seminole
First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd. N.
Sponsored by the Largo-Seminole Women's
Bible Study, the free event will kick off the spring
semester of the study in Second Kings. This ex-
citing Old Testament book will help participants
understand how God worked in the past and will
give them principles that apply to this difficult
age as well. Women of all ages are invited. The


group is nondenominational. Child care is pro-
vided.
Call Carol at 398-1254 or Marguerite at 474-
7139.

Oakhurst United Methodist
Church
SEMINOLE The 21st annual Christmas light
tour and dinner for seniors will be Friday, Dec.
17, 5:30 p.m., at Oakhurst United Methodist,
13400 Park Blvd.
A ham dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and will
be followed by bus tours of the lights. Guests will
return to the church for punch and goodies
about 8 p.m.
There is no cost but an offering will be taken.
Attendees are asked to bring cookies. Reserva-
tions are required. Call 391-4769.


Calendar of events


La Leche League International meets third Wednesdays, 7
p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd Nursery, 639 Edge
water Drive, Dunedin. All breastfeeding mothers welcome. E
mail subiewon@tampabay.rr.com.
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
4364 meets first Mondays, 7 p.m., at the post, 5773 62nd St.
N., St. Petersburg. 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.m.,
at The Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay Drive, Theatre B, Largo.
Verse-by-verse Bible study and coffee. Sponsored by West Bay
Community Church. Call 687-1318 or e-mail
StudyTheBible@verizon.net.
Ladies Coffee Club meets last Fridays, 8 a.m., at the Sun
Trust Building, 601 Cleveland St. Call 462-2308 or e-mail can
dice looney@ml.com.
Largo Art Association meets Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, at
Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. N.W. E-mail
temco la@aol.com.
Largo Founding Group meets Mondays at 8:30 a.m. at
Acropol Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Road, Call Nancy
Giles at 776-9888.
Largo Historical Society meets second Mondays, 6:30 p.m.,
at the Historic Largo Feed Store, Largo Central Park Drive. The
club has a pot-luck dinner and speakers discuss historical top
ics. Anybody interested in the history of Largo and the sur
rounding area is invited. Guests are asked to bring a main dish,
vegetable and dessert to share, plus their own place setting. Call
Marilyn at 581-0111.
Lions Clubs:
Clearwater noon meets the first and third Tuesdays, 11:45
a.m., Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. Call 386-5161.
Clearwater evening meets the first and third Thursdays,
6:30 p.m., Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Call
216-3759.
Largo meets on the first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.,
at Thirsty Marlin, 351 W. Bay Drive. Call 586-4344.
Largo Republican Club meets third Mondays, 6 p.m., 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
community. Cost is $18 for dinner, tax and tip. To R.S.V.P., call
687-1318.
Largo-Seminole Community Chorus meets Mondays, 7 to 9
p.m., at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse, Largo. No audition is
necessary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes, standards,
inspirational and seasonal music. Call 393-4843.
LIADO, the Italian-American Women of Today, meets third
Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Father Conmy Center,
750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Call 443-5414.
Living 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 Thurs
days at Alfano's, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. There are
no membership dues. Call 446-2375.
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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 invited.
Magic Keys Organ Club meets third Saturdays, November
through March, at Bickley Park, 5640 Seminole Blvd. This so
cial group gathers to listen to an organ program followed by cof
fee, cookies and social chatter. Call Jim at 398-3918.
Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451 UDC meets third Saturdays,
10 a.m., at 3158 Gulf-to-Bay, Clearwater. Call Ms. Mallonee at
394-2720.
Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment
meets second Mondays, 7 p.m., at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N. Her
cules Ave., Clearwater. Call 392-2329.
Masonic Lodge 291, Gulf Beaches, meets Thursdays, 7:30
p.m., at 14020 Marguerite Drive, Madeira Beach. A breakfast is
served to the public first Sundays, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 391-8073,
visit www.gulfbeachlodge.org or e-mail Secretary@gulf
beachlodge.org.
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.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call 535
1044.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meets
second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., November through April, at Pic
cadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. Call Wendy Risk at 572
9854.
Mid Singles Groups meets second and fourth Thursdays,
7:30 p.m., at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 54th Ave.
S., St. Petersburg, in the library by the fountain. The group is
for ages 40 to 65. Call Hank Mays at 867-8516.
Military Officers Association of America meets fourth
Wednesday, 11 a.m. for social hour, followed by lunch at noon,
at Cove Cay Country Club, 17556 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Call
Skip Hartnett at 733-8646.
Mothers and More of Largo/Seminole meets last Mondays,
7 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, Room A, 9200 113th
St. N. E-mail creativemommy2@yahoo.com.
Multicultural Bible Study and Prayer Fellowship meets
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Building 100, Clearwater. The group also hosts an education
meeting on first Thursdays, 7 p.m.; and a consumer support
group on Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Hospice. Call 731-3434.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associa-
tion, Clearwater Chapter 259, meets for refreshments and so
cializing first Wednesdays (except July and August), 1 p.m., at
the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Meeting begins at
1:30. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rep will cover FEHBP changes.
Call 599-2031.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Largo-
Seminole Chapter 845, meets first Tuesdays, at different ven
ues each month. Speakers begin at 12:15 p.m., followed by a
business meeting. Guests may eat lunch before or after the
meeting. Call 517-0389 for locations.
Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay meets monthly on differ
ent Sundays at various locations. Call Arlyne Popick at 345
5558 or e-mail ATP1946@aol.com.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees Largo-
Seminole Chapter 845 usually meets on the first Tuesday of
the month. The meeting starts at 12:15 p.m. with a guest
speaker and the business meeting after. Call 517-0389 for dates
and times.
Navy SEABEE Veterans of America meets second Saturdays,
12:30 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Call
391-7889.
New Neighbors meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Kissin
Cuzzins Restaurant, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. This is a
woman's group for meeting new friends, social activities and in
formative programs. Cost is $4.50 and includes dessert, bever
age and program. Call 796-2006.
Newcomer Club of Pinellas, a social club for persons new to
the area, or those who are recently widowed, divorced or retired,
meets first Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., at various restaurants and
clubs throughout Pinellas. Call Vivian at 569-8869.
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Clearwater
S"How the Other Half Loves," by Alan Ayckbourn, through
Dec. 26, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, presented at the Italian-
American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for per-
formances Thursday through Sunday is 4 p.m. Seating for
matinees Thursday and Saturday is 11 a.m. Admission is $29.90
a person. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
"Social Security," by Andrew Bergman, through Dec. 19,
presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Call
446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Performances
are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday
and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for non-musicals are $20 for adults,
$10 for students. Tickets for musicals are $25 for adults, $12 for
students.
Magic show, Monday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m., at the Clearwater
Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The comedy magic show will
feature Cesar Domico. All ages are welcome. Call 562-4970.
Family Movie Event, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m., at Main Li-
brary of the Clearwater Public Library System, 100 N. Osceola
Ave. The featured film will be "My Neighbor Totoro," an anime
film about a young girl and her forest friends. Call 562-4970.
NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour, Thursday, Dec. 30,
8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Re-
served tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50 and are available at
the ticket office, by calling 791-7400 or online at www.rutheck
erdhall.com or www.ticketmaster.com. The evening will feature
stand-up comedy with the finalists from NBC's popular laughfest
"Last Comic Standing."
"The Dixie Swim Club," by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and
Jamie Wooten; Jan. 6 through Feb. 27, presented by the Early
Bird Dinner Theatre, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. Mc-
Mullen Booth Road. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddin
nertheatre.com. Performances are Thursday through Sunday,
with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursdays and Saturdays,
with seating at 11 a.m. Admission is $29.90 plus tax and in-
cludes dinner and the show.
Jerry Seinfeld, Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 and 9:30 p.m., at Ruth
Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $69
to $84. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Seinfeld
has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that
relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on
performing his material across the country in 2011.
"110 in the Shade," with book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by
Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt; Jan. 13 through 23,
presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Call
446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Performances
are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday
and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for non-musicals are $20 for adults,
$10 for students. Tickets for musicals are $25 for adults, $12 for
students.
Jeff Daniels, Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre,
405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $36.50 to $50. Call 791-
7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Daniels has released four al-
bums, including "Live & Unplugged," "Grandfather's Hat,"
'Together Again" and "Live at the Purple Rose."
Willie Nelson, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd
Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $42.50 to
$88. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This will be
Nelson's first performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since his sold out
show in 2009. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 17, noon. With
a six-decade career and more than 200 albums, this iconic Texan
is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of "Crazy,"
"Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust." He has earned every con-
ceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials
as an author, actor and activist. In 2009, his new album releases
include "Naked Willie," "Willie and the Wheel" and the critically
acclaimed "American Classic." This past April, "Willie Nelson's
Country Music," which was produced by T-Bone Burnett, was re-
leased on Rounder Records.
Johnny Winter, Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol
Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $37 to $47. Call


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Rufus Sewell stars as The Englishman and Angelina Jolie as Elise in Columbia Pictures' "The Tourist."


Photo by PETER MOUNTAIN


Review: 'The Tourist'

Despite Johnny Depp's best efforts, 'The Tourist' is one bad trip


If 'The Tourist" was meant as a
holiday brochure for Venice, Italy
... it worked.
Unfortunately, that was not the
goal of director Florian Henckel
von Donnersmarck. What he in-
tended to make, apparently, was
an adaptation of the 2005 French
film "Anthony Zimmer" starring
Sophie Marceau and Yvan Attal.
"The Tourist" is about a glam-
orous, flirtatious woman who
leads an American tourist into a
web of intrigue, romance and
danger. The woman the
paramour of the wanted criminal
Alexander Pearce deliberately
crosses paths with the American
as part of a complicated scheme.
The film is set against the breath-
takingly beautiful backdrop of
Paris and Venice.
Johnny Depp plays the Ameri-
can tourist Frank Tupelo. When
the audience first meets him, he's
a familiar enough fellow: This
soft-spoken, awkward intellectual
introvert is a character type that
Depp has mastered in a number
of films. Tupelo is an Everyman,
thrown into an impossible albeit
stimulating- situation.
Angelina Jolie stars as Elise
Ward, the mysterious woman who
tempts Tupelo into doing things a
vacationing mathematics teacher
generally wouldn't do. Jolie struts
more than she acts, though- and
the director doesn't help any by
making nearly every other scene


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look more like a fashion show
with Jolie swaggering down the
catwalk.
Supporting actors include Paul
Bettany as Acheson, Timothy
Dalton as Chief Inspector Jones
and Steven Berkoff as Reginald
Shaw.
Bettany gives an excellent per-
formance as the obsessed Ache-
son, the policeman determined to
capture Pearce even if doing so
bankrupts the British govern-
ment. The actor brilliantly con-
veys the character's frustration
and determination, gradually re-
vealing that Acheson's dedication
has degenerated into monomania.
Jones, his superior, is much
more practical about the case.
Dalton is better at playing a gruff
authority figure like Jones than
he ever was at playing James
Bond. Jones who shows more
interest in keeping his depart-
ment's budget in check than
judging the morality of Pearce's
crimes is actually the most cred-
ible character in the film.
Berkoff has made a career of
playing delightfully depraved and
diabolical villains, including a
turn as a Bond nemesis in "Octo-


pussy." As the British gangster
Shaw (who, according to Ward,
surrounds himself with Rus-
sians), Berkoff is surprisingly
menacing. His performance does
give the film some teeth; sadly,
the director fails to capitalize on
the tension he creates by keeping
his screen time to a bare mini-
mum.
Depp actually does precisely
what he's supposed to do in 'The
Tourist": He's playing a boring
American tourist- and that's ex-
actly what comes across early in
the film. The problem is with the
premise: The audience has to be-
lieve that Tupelo is so enraptured
with Ward that he'll risk his life.
Depp and Jolie simply do not
have that kind of chemistry.
Depp also is the only person
involved in this film who seems to
understand that in order for the
story to work, comedic moments
are necessary. The characters
have to acknowledge through
humor the improbability of the
situation to make their actions
plausible.
Depp succeeds at this; Jolie
and Donnersmarck fail.
It actually makes one wonder if
Depp is the only person in 'The
Tourist" who bothered to watch
"Anthony Zimmer."
The film does have a few twists
and turns, but none are particu-
larly extraordinary since audi-
ences have come to anticipate a


certain amount of plot trickery in
this genre. Viewers may not be
able to predict the precise change
in direction, but they know it's
coming and that blunts the im-
pact.
Since Depp's good intentions
and the respectable performances
of a few supporting actors aren't
enough to save 'The Tourist," the
audience is left with nothing but
the picturesque panorama of Italy
to alleviate the monotony of this
poorly-executed adaptation. Ad-
mittedly, the charming Venetian
waterways and postcard-worthy
Italian backdrops are very attrac-
tive.
At least the Italian govern-
ment's tourist board will enjoy
'The Tourist."

Quick facts
Film: 'The Tourist"
Genre: Drama and thriller
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Johnny
Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dal-
ton and Steven Berkoff
Director: Florian Henckel von
Donnersmarck
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Horoscopes
December 16, 2010

Capricorn
December 22 January 19
Pay attention, Capricorn, and
try to learn from others' mistakes
rather than make your own. A fi-
nancial glitch is cleared up easily
in your favor.

Aquarius
January 20 February 18
You're in a rut, Aquarius, and
you need to break out of it. Look
to a new friend to help. Fitness
goals are reached, and pounds
are lost. Way to go!

Pisces
February 19 March 20
Excitement is in the air. Can't
you feel it, Pisces? Use the fervor
to work up support for an idea.
Guests arrive bearing gifts. Cut
loose and have fun.

Aries
March 21 April 19
An injustice takes place at
work. Speak up, Aries, and stand
firm. Financial concerns ease
with a monetary gift. A cooking
strategy works.

Taurus
April 20 May 20
A family feud erupts. Step in
and play mediator, Taurus. A
promise from long ago is kept,
and you are bowled over with joy.
Travel plans are in the works.

Qemini
May 21 June 21
You keep a low profile amidst
the hustle and bustle, and it
works to your advantage, Gemi-
ni. Sweet treats lift everyone's
spirits at home.

Cancer
June 22 July 22
You could travel alone, but
why bother? Invite a buddy, and
you'll have more fun than you
imagined, Cancer. A meeting of
the minds raises expectations of
a project.

Leo
July 23 August 22
A health issue persists. It may
be time to seek a new source of
treatment, Leo. You've got the
goods, so feel free to rock the
boat at work.

Virgo
August 23 September 22
A friend makes a serious mis-
take, and you call them on it.
Good for you, Virgo. You owe it
to yourself and others to ensure
it doesn't happen again.

Libra
September 23 October 22
This week is all about paying it
forward, Libra. Start with a
friend who is down on their luck.
Small miracles make for a joyous
time at work.

Scorpio
October 23 November 21
You have worked yourself into
a frenzy, and it's time you took a
break, Scorpio. Your finances
improve with some serious belt
tightening.

Sagittarius
November 22 December 21
Commit to a cause, Sagittar-
ius, only if you know you can do
so. You hit the jackpot on a short
trip and manage to get most of
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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE

A number of new movies will
hit theaters this week, including
the following films opening in
wide release:

'How Do You Know'
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Reese Witherspoon,
Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack
Nicholson, Kathryn Hahn and
Molly Price
Director: James L. Brooks
Rated: PG-13
Lisa (Witherspoon) is a woman
whose athletic ability is the
defining passion of her life, hav-
ing been her focus since early
childhood. When she is cut from
her team, everything she has
ever known is suddenly taken
from her. Not knowing what to
do, she stumbles toward regular
life. In this mode, she begins a
fling with Matty (Wilson), a major
league baseball pitcher, a self-
centered ladies man a narcis-
sist with a code of honor.
George (Rudd) is a straight-
arrow businessman whose com-
plicated relationship with his
father, Charles (Nicholson), takes
a turn when George is accused of
a financial crime, even though
he's done nothing wrong. Though
he may be headed to jail,
George's honesty, integrity, and
unceasing optimism may be his
only path to keeping his sanity.
Before Lisa's relationship with
Matty takes root, she meets
George for a first date on the
worst evening of each of their
lives: she has just been cut, and
he has just been served. When
everything else seems to be
falling apart, they will discover
what it means to have something
wonderful happen.

'Tron: Legacy'
Genre: Action and science fic-
tion
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett
Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce
Boxleitner, Michael Sheen and
James Frain
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Rated: PG
From Walt Disney Pictures
comes "Tron: Legacy," a high-
tech adventure set in a digital
world that is unlike anything
ever captured on the big screen.
At the epicenter of the adven-
ture is a father-son story that
resonates as much on the Grid
as it does in the real world: Sam
Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebel-
lious 27-year-old, is haunted by
the mysterious disappearance of
his father, Kevin Flynn (Jeff
Bridges), a man once known as
the world's leading tech vision-
ary.


When Sam investigates a
strange signal sent from the old
Flynn's Arcade a signal that
could only come from his father -
he finds himself pulled into a dig-
ital grid where Kevin has been
trapped for 20 years. With the
help of the fearless warrior Quor-
ra (Olivia Wilde), father and son
embark on a life-or-death jour-
ney across a visually stunning
digital landscape created by
Kevin himself that has become
far more advanced, with never-
before-imagined vehicles,
weapons, landscapes and a ruth-
less villain who will stop at noth-
ing to prevent their escape.

'Yogi Bear'
Genre: Family, comedy and
animation
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Justin
Timberlake, Christine Taylor,
Tom Cavanagh and Anna Faris
Director: Eric Brevig
Rated: PG
Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic
basket-stealing bear comes to
the big screen in "Yogi Bear," a
new adventure, filmed in 3D,
that combines live action with
computer animation.
Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice
of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notori-
ous troublemaker, and Justin
Timberlake as the voice of Boo
Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-
conspirator in his never-ending
schemes to separate park visitors
from their lunches.
Yogi has always relied on his
quick wit and fast feet to stay
one step ahead of irate campers
while dodging his long-suffering
nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he
and Boo Boo are about to face a
situation worse than anything
Yogi has ever gotten them into...
Jellystone Park is being sold!
To cover his mismanagement
of city funds and fuel his election
campaign, Mayor Brown plans to
sell the park to loggers. Families
will no longer be able to experi-
ence the natural beauty of the
outdoors Jellystone has always
provided--and, even worse, Yogi,
Boo Boo, and all their friends will
be tossed out of the only home
they've ever known. Faced with
his biggest challenge ever, Yogi
must prove he really is "smarter
than the average bear," as he
and Boo Boo join forces with
Ranger Smith to find a way to
save the park from closing forev-
er.

The following will open in limit-
ed release. It may be several
weeks before these films appear
in local movie theaters.

'Casino Jack'
Genre: Drama, crime and


hk

big screen in 3D
biopic
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pep-
per, Kelly Preston, Rachelle
Lefevre and Jon Lovitz
Director: George Hickenlooper
Rated: R
Kevin Spacey gives the per-
formance of a lifetime in "Casino
Jack," a riotous new film starring
Spacey as a man hell-bent on ac-
quiring all that the good life has
to offer. He plays in the same
game as the highest of rollers
and resorts to awe-inspiring lev-
els of conning, scheming and
fraudulent antics to get what he
wants.
Inspired by true events that
are too over-the-top for even the
wildest imaginations to conjure,
"Casino Jack" lays bare the wild
excesses and escapades of Jack
Abramoff. Aided by his business
partner Michael Scanlon (Barry
Pepper), Jack parlays his clout
over some of the world's most
powerful men with the goal of
creating a personal empire of
wealth and influence. When the
two enlist a mob-connected
buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with
one of their illegal schemes, they
soon find themselves in over
their heads, entrenched in a
world of mafia assassins, murder
and a scandal that spins so out
of control that it makes world-
wide headlines.

'Rabbit Hole'
Genre: Drama and adaptation
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron
Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Tammy
Blanchard and Miles Teller
Director: John Cameron
Mitchell
Rated: PG-13
"Rabbit Hole" is a vivid, hope-
ful, honest and unexpectedly
witty portrait of a family search-
ing for what remains possible in
the most impossible of all situa-
tions.
Becca and Howie Corbett
(Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eck-
hart) are returning to their every-
day existence in the wake of a
shocking, sudden loss. Just eight
months ago, they were a happy
suburban family with everything
they wanted. Now, they are
caught in a maze of memory,
longing, guilt, recrimination, sar-
casm and tightly controlled rage
from which they cannot escape.
While Becca finds pain in the fa-
miliar, Howie finds comfort.
The shifts come in abrupt, un-
foreseen moments. Becca hesi-
tantly opens up to her
opinionated, loving mother (Di-
anne Wiest) and secretly reaches
out to the teenager involved in
the accident that changed every-
thing (Miles Teller); while Howie
lashes out and imagines solace


Yogi Bear, as voiced by Dan Aykro
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with another woman (Sandra
Oh). Yet, as off track as they are,
the couple keeps trying to find
their way back to a life that still
holds the potential for beauty,
laughter and happiness. The re-
sulting journey is an intimate
glimpse into two people learning
to re-engage with each other and
a world that has been tilted off its
axis.

'And Soon the
Darkness'
Genre: Thriller and remake
Cast: Amber Heard, Odette
Yustman, Karl Urban and Adri-
ana Barraza
Director: Marcos Efron
Rated: R
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Holiday events

Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPE

Nights are getting chilly by Florida standards, anyway.
While those dreaming of a white Christmas might be a little dis-
appointed, most Floridians enjoy the winter holidays beneath
sunny skies and palm trees and most don't fret over the fact that
there almost certainly won't be any snow to shovel come Christmas
morning.
Even without the occasional snow flurry, getting into the spirit of
the season isn't difficult with all the holiday-themed events offered
around the area. From seasonal plays and concerts to annual pa-
rades led by Santa himself, residents and visitors will discover a
wide variety of holiday happenings in Pinellas County.

Humane Society presents holiday programs
CLEARWATER The Humane Society of Pinellas, at 3040 State
Road 590, will present a number of holiday events.
Light the Way Home Illumination will continue through Satur-
day, Jan. 1. Participants can help HSP light the way home for
homeless animals this year by purchasing decorative lights in
honor and memory of loved ones this year. Special areas and even
decorated trees also can be sponsored.

CCV presents Winter Wonderland
CLEARWATER The Church of Scientology's Clearwater Com-
munity Volunteers will present the 18th annual Winter Wonderland
in downtown Clearwater at the intersection of Drew Street and Fort
Harrison Avenue.
Hours are weekends, 4 to 9 p.m.; and weeknights, 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission is free, but a small fee is charged for some of the activi-
ties to offset costs.
The attraction will continue through Dec. 22. This sparkling holi-
day winter village is complete with four Tudor style cottages, set
amidst a backdrop of thousands and thousands of twinkling lights
- placed just so on 100 freshly snowed-on large pine trees.
There is a playground with swings and a fort to explore. Action
abounds in the two bouncy houses and giant slide filled with chil-
dren. Pony rides and a petting zoo create an even more delightful
experience. Entertainment will include stage performances by local
entertainers, magicians, The Tricky Dog Show and the famous
Winter Wonderland Express a trackless choo-choo train.

Santa Speedo Run to benefit Brighter Seasons
GULFPORT The Santa Speedo Run will be Saturday, Dec. 18, 4
p.m., at Clymer Park on the corer of Gulfport Boulevard South
and Beach Boulevard South.
Check-in will begin at 3 p.m.
The run will end at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.


S. Proceeds will benefit Brighter Seasons for Children which servic-
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Call 328-3260 or visit www.asapservices.org/santaspeedorun.

City to host Holiday Boat Parade
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The annual Holiday Boat Parade will be
Saturday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Boaters will line up just south of the Holiday Inn Harbourside
and proceed north under the IRB bridge. Spectators are invited to
stay and join the festivities. The boats will cruise through area bays
and canals.
Those interested in entering the boat parade may call 595-6889.

Heritage Village celebrates
with Trees and Traditions
LARGO Trees and Traditions will run through Dec. 30, at Her-
itage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo.
Admission is free. Heritage Village, the county's living history mu-
seum, welcomes visitors to tour its beautifully decorated homes and
galleries. The 21-acre village, set amidst a natural pine and palmet-
to landscape, is home to some of the county's most historic build-
ings. The houses will be decorated true to their time period, locality
and lifestyle, ranging from an elaborately decorated Victorian home,
to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin.
Call 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/.

FBG hosts Holiday Lights in the Gardens
LARGO This year's Holiday Lights in the Gardens will bring en-
tertainment and family atmosphere to Pinellas County, with a spe-
cial celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Florida Botanical
Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
Sponsored by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, Holiday
Lights in the Gardens will be open daily, 6 to 10 p.m., through Sun-
day, Jan. 2.
A variety of entertainers will volunteer their time to share their
talents. Performances will include keyboards, trios, premier dance
troupes, ballet, Middle Eastern dance, accordion players, church
choirs and even the 4-H Ballroom Bicycle Brigade.
Santa Claus plans several visits throughout the season.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens transforms the Florida Botanical
Gardens into a wonderland with more than 425,000 twinkling
lights, which are environmentally friendly LED lights.
Call 582-2247.

LCC to present Classical Christmas
LARGO Members of the Florida Orchestra will perform A Classi-
cal Christmas with Arioso Friday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural


Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
This classical quartet will deliver an interactive show featuring
some audience sing-alongs.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of show. Call 587-
6793.

Bay City Ballet to perform 'Nutcracker'
LARGO Bay City Ballet will perform 'The Nutcracker" Saturday,
Dec. 18, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., at Largo Cul-
tural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Audiences will join Clara on her journey to save her beloved
Nutcracker from the giant mice who battle toy soldiers. Then the
tale will move on to the palace of the Sugarplum Fairy with dancing
candies and waltzing flowers.
Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 the day of the show. Tickets for
students age 12 and younger are $20.

Classical Christian to sponsor
Christmas Extravaganza
PINELLAS PARK The Classical Christian School for the Arts will
sponsor the Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at
the Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave.
The show will bring in the holiday spirit with dancers and hun-
dreds of costumes. Featured will be both instrumental and vocal
music including traditional Christmas and classical selections from
amateur and professional artists. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for
children and seniors.
Call 547-6820 or visit www.ccsa.us.

Boat parade set
REDINGTON BEACH The 2010 Lighted Boat Parade will be
Sunday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
The parade will start on the north side of the Tom Stuart Cause-
way. Visit www.townofredingtonbeach.com.

Academy to present 'Chocolate Nutcracker'
ST. PETERSBURG Life Force Cultural Arts Academy will pres-
ent "The Chocolate Nutcracker" Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19,
at Progress Energy Center's Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St.
Petersburg.
"The Chocolate Nutcracker," now in its 12th year, has been a
community project consisting of over 200 children from the Tampa
Bay area. The production will again be a spin on Tchiakovsky's
classic, beginning with a Harlem Renaissance swing setting and
then taking the audience to Jazzland, Gospeland, Land of Funk,
Africa, Brazil and many more experiences.
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"To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher
Sergel; Feb. 17 through 27, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse,
302 Seminole St. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplay
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and Gardens in Ireland, is a blockbuster on PBS. Now they bring
"Songs From The Heart" to Ruth Eckerd Hall. During the 2011 tour,
fans will have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman's most
dazzling production yet, moving seamlessly between Irish classics,
contemporary covers and original compositions featuring renditions
of Jimmy Webb's 'The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," Billy Joel's "Good-
night My Angel," Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Pie Jesu," "Amazing Grace,"
and Irish classics "My Lagan Love," "Galway Bay," as well as a new
favorite "Nil Se'n IL." The tour also includes an original composition,
"Songs from the Heart," written specifically for this tour.
"Sex, Please, We're Sixty," by Michael Parker and Susan Park-
er, March 3 through April 24, presented by the Early Bird Dinner
Theatre, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road.
Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Perfor-
mances are Thursday through Sunday, with seating at 4 p.m. Mati-
nees are Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m.
Admission is $29.90 plus tax and includes dinner and the show.

Indian Rocks Beach
Home for the Holidays, an open holiday show and sale, through
Dec. 22, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd. The show fea-
tures experienced artists, including painters, potters, silk artists,
quilters, jewelers and photographers. Call 596-4331 or e-mail
arts 1515@aol.com.

Largo
Brown Bag Movies, Thursday, Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m., at Largo
Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The featured movie will be
'The Man Who Would Be King." Attendees may bring a lunch. Pop-
corn and soda will be provided. Call 587-6715.
Brown Bag Movies, Thursday, Dec. 23, 12:30 p.m., at Largo
Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The featured movie will be
"It's a Wonderful Life." Attendees may bring a lunch. Popcorn and
soda will be provided. Call 587-6715.
Brown Bag Movies, Thursday, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., at Largo
Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The featured movie will be
"Mr. Holland's Opus." Attendees may bring a lunch. Popcorn and
soda will be provided. Call 587-6715.
Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2 p.m., at the Largo Cul-
tural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Back by popular demand, the
Elvis Birthday Bash will celebrate the King's birthday with a number
of talented Elvis tribute artists who will shake, rattle and roll and
provide a wonderful nostalgic afternoon of entertainment and fun.
There also will be complimentary birthday cake and a photo opportu-
nity after the show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.
Call 587-6793.
Todd Oliver's Dogs Gone Wild Tour, Friday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m., at
the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Comedian and
ventriloquist Todd Oliver will take the stage with his "talking dogs,"
Irving, Lucy and Elvis. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of
show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
An Evening with Sinatra, Monday, Jan. 24, 2 and 7 p.m., at the
Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $20. Call
587-6793. Presented by Largo Lions as part of its 14th annual Spot-
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Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $20. Call 587-
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series, proceeds from the show will go directly to the club's volunteer
projects such as sight conservation, eye operations and glasses. The
show will celebrate Valentine's Day with a high-energy performance.
"Bye Bye Birdie," with book by Michael Stewart, music by
Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams; March 4 through 20, pre-
sented by Eight O'Clock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Cen-
tral Park Drive. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are
Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for musicals are $26 adults, $16 for children
19 and younger with identification. Tickets for plays are $21 adults,
$16 for children 19 and younger with identification.
Mickey Finn and Cathy Reilly, Monday, March 14, 2 and 7
p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets
are $20. Call 587-6793. Presented by Largo Lions as part of its 14th
annual Spotlight series, proceeds from the show will go directly to the
club's volunteer projects such as sight conservation, eye operations
and glasses. The show will include Dixieland jazz and ragtime.
The Life and Times of Johnny Cash, Monday, April 4, 2 and 7
p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets
are $20. Call 587-6793. Presented by Largo Lions as part of its 14th
annual Spotlight series, proceeds from the show will go directly to the
club's volunteer projects such as sight conservation, eye operations
and glasses. The show will feature Keith Coleman and Ruby Tues-
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"The Drowsy Chaperone," with book by Bob Martin and Don
McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison;
May 6 through 22, presented by Eight O'Clock Theatre, at Largo Cul-
tural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Call 587-6793 or visit
www.eightoclocktheatre.com. Performances are Thursday through
Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for musicals
are $26 adults, $16 for children 19 and younger with identification.
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with identification.
"I Hate Hamlet," by Paul Rudnick, July 8 through 17, present-
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Park Drive. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. Per-
formances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are
Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for musicals are $26 adults, $16 for children
19 and younger with identification. Tickets for plays are $21 adults,
$16 for children 19 and younger with identification.

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Florida Hmong New Year Celebration, Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 18-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at England Brothers Band Shell at
Town Square Plaza Park, 5010 81st Ave. N.; and the Performing Arts
Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Attendees will enjoy authentic Asian Cui-
sine, traditional dance and music, ball tossing, culture show, Hmong
costumes, soccer, flag football and volleyball. Admission is free. Call
641-7255.
Theater Pipe Organ Performance, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. Attendees will
relive the golden years of theater as melodies are played on the
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With Every Listing & Every Sale.
"LIZ", EXECUTIVE INC.
(727)461-6000
Foreclosure, Short Sale Specialist.
Over 30-Yrs' Experience.

HUTCHESON REAL ESTATE
Specializing In Estates & 55+
Communities. We Need Your List-
ings!! (727)442-0110.



BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!
Well, almost! Imperial Point
2BR/2BA homes. Community
Pool, activities. From $229,500.
Updates! Maureen Stilwell, Ru-
tenberg Realty. (727)596-2965,
(727)458-2246.

4BR/2BA/2CG, LIMITED Intra-
coastal Access, Dock, Birdcage
Heated Pool, Hot tub. Newer
Kitchen, Granite Countertop,
$279,900. Charles Rutenberg Re-
alty, Trish Bickell (727)432-2133.

IRB POOL HOME! 3BR/2BA,
Only $267K. Short Sale, Great
Value. Walk to Beach & Park.
Davis Suncoast Realty,
(727)595-7592.


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AT ULTIMAR, ON SAND KEY
3BR/2.5BA, 19th Floor, Spectacu-
lar Views!! Must See!! $725,000.
Irv Rosenberg, (727)542-1929.
Century 21 Coast To Coast.



ADORABLE INDIAN ROCKS
Beach Home With In-law Set Up.
Community Boat Ramp. Walk To
Beach & Restaurants.
Viewpoint Realty, (727)482-8995.

3BR, GULF FRONT.
Great Vacation rental complex.
$425,000.
WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA +Garage, $189,900.
Beach Place One Real Estate
(727)593-3000, (800)487-8959.
TREASURE ISLAND: 1BR/1BA,
650 SF Condo. Everything New.
On Intracoastal, 2 Blocks To
Beach. Nicely Furnished &
Equipped. $99K. (813)505-0804.




SEMINOLE GARDENS
BUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT
AN ALL-TIME LOW!
BEAUTIFUL 52-ACRE
COMPLEX
2BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft.
1st floor, 55+, Furnished
Sunroom, Great Condition
$26,000
2BR/2BA, 1,056 sq. ft.
2nd floor, 55+, End Unit,
Porch, New Price! $29,900
1BR/1BA, 712 sq. ft.
2nd floor, 55+, Sunroom,
Lake View! Furnished!
$24,900

Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp.
Lynn Evans, Realtor
(727)397-2534
MySeminoleGardens.com

CORDOVA GREENS: Bardmoor
2BR/2BA Villa. Many Upgrades,
Reduced! $139,900.
2BR/2BA +Den, Corner, $80,000.
Glen Webb, (727)515-4443.
Century 21 Top Sales.


DUNEDIN: 1BR/1BA, NEW Floor
tile, carpet, paint, new appliances,
covered parking, Florida room
overlooks large duck pond, pool,
clubhouse, 55+, furnished/ unfur-
nished. Must see!! $45,000.
(727)384-1132.
GULF-FRONT CONDO!
3BR/2BA, Only $447K. Beautifully
remodeled. New windows, hurri-
cane shutters. Great IRB location.
Amazing sunsets!!!!! Davis Sun-
coast Realty. (727)595-7592.
IMPERIAL POINT
MOVE IN NOW!
1BR/1BA, 2nd floor, south
exposure, full sun porch, 2 pools,
tennis courts, large clubhouse,
furniture- 2 years new.
46" Samsung TV- 6 months new,
completely furnished.
Owner financing available,
20% down, $68,500. (727)595-6437.
SEMINOLE GARDENS!
Sales & Rentals
Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker
(727)595-8229
www.seminolegarden.com

SHIPWATCH
Nice Selection of Water-view Con-
dos from $200,000 to $249,900.
Shipwatch Realty. (727)596-6508.
www.ShipwatchRealty.com
VILLA, 2 STORY, Upscale Area,
3BR/2.5BA/2CG, beautifully
furnished and updated, charming
courtyard, deck, fireplace, tennis,
pool, dock and slips on
Intracoastal. 10 minutes to IRB,
$345,000. Owner (727)595-4918,
Imperial R.E.



RANDOLPH FARMS
Nestled among old oaks, this villa
has it all. 3BR/3BA/2CG, fireplace,
vaulted ceilings, breakfast area,
sunroom, new paint, courtyard,
patio, balcony, heated pool,
tennis, dock/ slips. Minutes from
shopping, banks, churches,
beach. $265,000.
Troy Robinson, Imperial
Real Estate (727)595-4918.





















PARADISE ISLAND MHP
1001 Starkey Road, Largo. #756.
2BR/2BA. Many Updates, Lami-
nate Flooring, Immaculate!!
$23,000. Sammye Sands, Island
In The Sun, (727)433 2904.
WOW- Come Home To Paradise,
Clearwater 55+ Community.
Why Rent When You Can Own?
Starting At $2,999. (727)796-1364,
Evening (727)215-9553.
www.RegencyHeightsCoop.com


ADULT COMMUNITY
Bickley Park, 5640 Seminole Blvd.
1 lot available For Rent
Single-wide, carport, Florida room.
RV Lots Also Available.
Call Carol (727)392-3807



RENT ME FLORIDA
Full Service Property Management
& Collections Services.
ONLY $59 PER MONTH!
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WANTED: MOBILE HOMES!
Must Be Under 50 Feet And
Moveable. Less Than $3,000.
Call Evon (813)789-8331.



CONDO FORECLOSURE! OWN
for pennies on the dollar! Spec-
tacular brand-new 3BR, 2.5BA
condo (2,262SF) on Amelia Island,
FL. Prime location, upscale ameni-
ties, only $249,900. Own for less
than half price! Includes private
beach club membership! Must
see. Call (877)888-6381 x42.

CONDO FORECLOSURE! OWN
for pennies on the dollar! Spec-
tacular brand-new 3BR, 2.5BA
condo (2,262SF) on Amelia Island,
FL. Prime location, upscale ameni-
ties, only $249,900. Own for less
than half price! Includes private
beach club membership! Must
see. Call (877)888-6381 x44.

RV SPOT FOR RENT ON
Hutchinson Island. Beach access,
heated pool, tennis court, marina
with boat slips. Great area, great
fishing. (352)347-4470.








































HOME or CONDO NOT SOLD?
Is It Vacant? I'll Help You Get It
Rented & Make $$$. "LIZ",
EXECUTIVE INC. (727)461-6000
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH,
2BR/2BA townhouse, $2,200/mo.
Clearwater Beach/Sand Key
2BR/2BA Waterfront Condo,
Views!!!! $1,800/month, annual.
Seminole 2BR/2BA Condo.
water views, gated community,
pvt. garage, $1,150/mo. annual.
Call "The Rossi Twins"
(727)458-6304 (727)455-6192
Century 21 Coast to Coast.
LARGO, $895/MO. 3BR/1BA,
Lake View, Laundry Room, Large
Fenced Yard. Petless. Credit
Check, Lease, Deposit.
(727)584-6952.

LARGO: LARGE 2BR, $675/MO.
3BR HOUSE, $895/Mo.
Renovated. Nice Neighborhood.
Petless. References. Annual.
(727)584-6952.
STEPS TO SUNSET BEACH
Cute, Cozy 1BR. $650/Month In-
cludes Cable. Don Taylor, Realty
Executives. (727)458-7828.

FREE FORECLOSURE LIST-
ings! Over 400,000 properties na-
tionwide. Low down payment. Call
(800)498-8619.
FRE FOECOSUE LST


Annually Rentals
MADEIRA BEACH
2/1.5 Condo, Ground Floor, Gated, Beach .....................$850
3/2/2 House, Pool, Dock. Wide-Water View .................. $1,950
REDIHGTOH BEACH
4/3/3 Single Family Home, Wide Water View, Pool, Dock. Luxury ...$7,000

TOTAL REALTY SERVICES, INC.
rDarren Sudnick, Realtor (^
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STAY AT THE BEACH!
Cozy, Clean Cottages.
Jan. 15th -April 30th
1-2BR: $595/week & up.
Short/ Long Term
(Discounts For Longer Term)
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
www.UncleMiltsCottages.com
(727)595-8013.



2BR/1BA/1CG w/FLORIDA RM.
Tile, Laundry Room, Large Back-
yard With Privacy Fence. Walk to
Seminole Mall. Annual. $995/Mo.
(727)488-1111.
CLEARWATER: 3BR/2BA, NICE
Neighborhood, Wood Floors,
Laundry Room, Fenced Yard,
Porch, Pets OK. $1,285/Month.
(727)504-4193.
Clearwater: 515 Yelvington Rd.
2BR/1BA, Large Yard. Inside W/D,
Fireplace. $750/Month +1st, Last,
Security. (727)586-6086.

HOME RENTALS
Across Pinellas. 3/2s, 4/2s, 5/2s,
starting from the $900s. Family
owned. (727)532-0020.
KESWICK: 10275 53RD AVE.
2BR/1 BA/1CP, Office, Pool,
Fenced Yard, W/D. $995/Month,
+First, Last, Security.
Avail. Late January.
scottandjodie07@yahoo.com
(727)363-6511
LARGO, HARBOR BLUFFS,
4BR/4BA/2.5CG. 2,917sf. Com-
pletely Remodeled '04. Fireplace,
Pool. Private, Fenced Backyard.
$2,600/Month. Available Now.
(727)596-5127.
REDINGTON BEACH.
2BR/2BA/1CG, Family room.
C/H/A. 2 blocks from Beach. Pets
okay. $1,200/month, +first, last,
security. (727)394-2189.
SEMINOLE 2BR/2BA/2CG
60th Terrace N. $995/Month.
GUETZLAFF REALTY,
(727)392-2339, (727)204-0829.



SEMINOLE: 55+
Gated Community, 2BR/1BA
w/amenities. Minutes to shopping
& beach. Annual or 3 month min.
(727)560-3517.
SEMINOLE: 55+, 1BR/1.5BA,
Long Bayou, 3rd Floor w/Elevator.
Rec. Center, Pool/ Hot Tub.
W/S/G, Cable Included.
Minimum 3/Month or longer. No
Smoking or pets. (727)498-8066.



BELLEAIR: 2BR/2BA, Extra
Nice, 1,200 SF, 1st Floor. Covered
Parking, New Carpet & Paint.
Pool. $800/Month, Includes Water.
No Pets. Call Dean,
(727)420-0094.
CLEARWATER: GREENBRIAR,
1BR/1BA, remodeled, wood lami-
nate/ tile. Cable/ water included.
55+, $625/month. Section-8 okay.
(727)734-0069.
DELIGHTFUL DUNEDIN, 55+
2BR/2BA, Newly Renovated, Walk
To Town, Stores. No Pets.
$625/Mo. Call (201)323-5717.
PORT BELLEAIR, 55+, 2BR/2BA,
1st Floor, End Unit. Covered Park-
ing, Pool. $795/Mo. BUFFINGTON
PROPERTIES, (727)518-8700.

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FIVE TOWNS 2BR/1.5BA/Car-
port, 55+, Newly updated.
$795/month, includes gas for
cooking and heat, all recreational
facilities, W/S/T, Cable.
(727)548-7641.
LARGO, GREAT LOCATION,
Near Largo Library and Cultural
Center. 2BR townhouse.
Yearly lease. Available Now.
$750/month. John Doran Realty,
(727)461-9142.

MODERN CONDOS, SEMINOLE
Beautiful gated Beachway com-
munity. Amenities include pool,
gym, tennis. 2BR/2BA: $1,025/Mo.
1BR/1BA: $795/Mo. Koenig
Property Mgmt. (727)452-1350.
SEMINOLE 2BR/2BA, W/D
Hook-up. Cable Included. Heated
Pool. No Pets. $795/Mo.
(727)643-3901.
SEMINOLE, BARDMOOR
2BR/2BA/FP, $1,075/Mo. Luxury
Unit, 1,100 SF, Carport, Appli-
ances, Pool, JANUARY SPECIAL
DISCOUNT! (727)460-6904.

SHIPWATCH: 2BR/2BA (2 Units
Available). Ask About FREE Rent!
Walk To Beach. Pools & Tennis.
$1,200/Mo. Shipwatch Rity. Inc.
www.ShipWatchRealty.com
(727)596-6508.



FACING EVICTION?
Move in today!
Studio apts. starting @$185/week.
Open 24/7. No credit check. No
security deposit. Free local phone
calls. Pets okay. (727)446-6560.
LARGO, NICELY FURNISHED
1BR/1 BA, Clean. Near bus.
$425/mo. +electric, +$400 deposit.
Petless. References.
(727)535-3736, (321)246-7599.



SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+.
1BR Standard, Unfurn. $510/Mo.
2BR/1BA, $630/Mo. Winter Rent-
als Available. Robert G. Castles,
P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229.

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727-585-3723
Next door to
Largo's Brand New
Community Center
LARGO'S BEST Kept Secret
Beautiful Lake-View Apts.
Mile To Beaches. Pool, Hot Tub,
Tennis, Boating, Fishing,
Paddle Boats, More! Util. Incl.
Move-In Special Only $299.
(727)596-9133.
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Apartments

for Seniors
(New Building)
St. Giles Manor II
(Non-denominational)

Applications
Now Available
At
St. Giles Manor II
Rental Office
(look for Clock Tower at
the Park "train" Station)
5851 Park Blvd
Suite 104
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday Friday

Opening February 2011
*1 BR Apartments
Rent based on income
Must be at least 62 years of age

S(727) 623-9886
TTY 800-955-8771

BELLEAIR BLUFFS, COLONIAL
Bluffs Apts. 1&2BRs. Walk to In-
tracoastal, Shopping, Dining.
Overlooking Pool & Courtyard.
2942 West Bay Dr.
(727)501-5959.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS: 1BR, TILE
Floors, $550/mo. 2BR, 1,100SF,
Family Room, C/H/A, W/D,
$850/month. Small Pet Okay,
(727)492-3043.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS: 2BR/1BA,
Clean & Quiet, Inside Laundry,
Carport. Cats OK. $700/Mo. Incl.
W/S/G. (727)455-2260.
BELLEAIR GREENS APTS.
2BR units on Biltmore Golf
Course. Newly renovated. Across
from police, rec center. Starting
$875/month. (727)365-6821.
LARGO: AFFORDABLE, Luxury
2BR Condo. Beautifully Remod-
eled. Pets OK, On-site Laundry.
From $850/Mo. W/S/G, Cable Incl.
RussellPropertyManagement.com
(727)420-7822.
CLEARWATER 1BR/1BA, CH/A,
W/D included, W/S/G. New:
Kitchen, Tile, Carpet, Paint.
Non-smoking. Quiet. Near Bel-
leair. $565/Month. (727)418-6852.
INDEPENDENT LIVING
In Pinellas Park. Have Your
1BR/1BA And Share The Living
Areas With Roommate. Only
$325/Mo. Each. Monika,
(727)399-1950.
LARGO, 1 BEDROOM, $140/WK.
Clearwater Efficiency, $425/Mo.
624 Woodlawn. Dunedin Room,
$75/Wk. Call (727)586-2412 or
Click www.586-2412.com

LARGO, OFF BIKE TRAIL.
2BR/2BA, W/D Hook-Up, C/H/A,
$700/Mo. Large Efficiency w/Fire-
place, $475/Mo. Security.
(727)420-1025.


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LARGO: 1BR/1BA, BEAUTIFUL
Landscaped Courtyard, W/D.
Petless. $700/Mo. Includes All Util.
(727)586-1566 Or (727)586-2419.
LARGO: 848 3RD AVE. N.W.
Small, Cozy, Remodeled Studio
Apt. Petless. $600/Month, Utilities
Incl. (727)586-6222.
LARGO: VERY CLOSE TO
Transportation, Shopping, Hosp-
ital. 1BR/1BA, $600/month,
2BR/1BA, $675/month, 2BR/2BA,
$725/month. (727)280-5005.
***$350 MOVES YOU IN***
Largo 2BRs, Updated, Clean,
Spacious, C/H/A, Laundry, Pool,
Small Pet OK. W/S/G & Cable In-
cluded (727)533-0667.
QUIET LARGO 1BR/1BA, LIVING
Room/Kitchen Combo, Enclosed
Porch, Clean, $500/Mo. +$250
Damage Deposit. Call After 6pm
(727)504-3520.
SEMINOLE 8423 Seminole Blvd.
1BR Unfurnished: $720/month
Furnished: $770/month.
2BR/1BA, includes W/D,
Unfurnished: $820/month,
Furnished: $870/month.
Both include super cable, require
deposit. (727)584-4707,
(727)392-0248.
SEMINOLE: 55+, 1BR/1BA, ALL
NEW Kitchen, Bath, Carpet, Tile,
Paint. Great Location, Amenities.
$650/Month. Incl. W/S/G, Cable.
(727)639-9801.
S.W. LARGO: LG. 1BR/1BA,
$500/Month. 2BR/1BA,
$540/Month. Quiet. Laundry on
Premises. Petless. $400 security.
Yearly lease. (727)595-2228.
Last Month FREE!


GET OUT OF THE SNOW!
Cozy, Clean Cottages.
Jan. 15th -April 30th
1-2BR: $595/week & up.
Short/ Long Term
(Discounts For Longer Term)
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
www.UncleMiltsCottages.com
(727)595-8013.
BEACH-FRONT CONDOS
2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA & Studio.
Nice. Furnished. Petless.
Laundry Facility. Large Patio.
Reasonable Rates.
Avail. Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal.
(813)973-7105.
BEACHFRONT RENTALS
Intracoastal & Mainland Properties
2BR/2BA Fully Furnished
Or Unfurnished.
Seasonal-Weekly-Monthly-Annual
EXECUTIVE INC.
Homes-Condos-Real Estate
www.ClearwaterBeachFL.com
"Liz", (727)461-6000.
CLEARWATER/SAND KEY
Landmark-1, Gulf-front 2BR/2BA,
Intracoastal Views, Nicely
Furnished. 24/7 Security. All
Amenities. No Pets. Available
Monthly/ Long Term. From $1,400.
Owner, (813)431-9381,
(813)909-9370.
FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED
1-5 Bedrooms
Condos, Houses, Duplexes
Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual
Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797
Tropical Isles Realty, Inc.
(727)593-0744 (800)655-0744

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ANNUAL RENTALS
ST. PETE BEACH
3/3 Captiva Cay townhouse, 3+ car gar., pool, pet OK ........... $1,700
3/2 Luxury corner 1,850 sq. ft. condo, pool, clubhouse .......... $1,800
TREASURE ISLAND
2/2 Furnished waterfront condo, fishing dock, walk to beach .......$1,000
2/2 Paradise Island Tower, 8th floor, gulf views, pool ........... .$1,200
3/2 Isle of Capri waterfront home, great neighborhood, pet OK ..... $1,700
2/2 Key Capri, waterfront corner condo, pool, security, cvr parking ...$2,000
3/3 Paradise Island waterfront, pool home, 2,400 sq. ft., large dock ..$2,500
3/2 LaBelle Villa, 3,000+ sq. ft., luxury wrfrnt condo, boat slip, pet .$3,300

WE NEED YOUR RENTAL!!!
For the BEST property management along the beaches call us today
MATTHEW WORKMAN
4 ,727-367-1223

I :, QANDCASTL 201 108th Ave.,
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GULF-FRONT 1BR/1BA
North Redington Beach. Patio with
water view. Available 01/01/2011.
$1,600.00 per month or call for
annual rate. (813)294-7140.
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SENIORS WANTED!
to live at the beach
Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath $920
Bright, clean 2 bdrm, 2 bath $1,000
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath $1,175
Free: Cablevision, Pest Control, A/C Filters,
Carpet Cleaning, W/S/T
No Fees! Heated Pool (55+)
13 month lease w/the 13" Month Free
Lease now to move in
December, January or February
17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB
727-392-0753

MADEIRA BEACH: FURNISHED
1BR Efficiency, For 1 Nonsmoker.
No Pets. $600/Month, +1st/ Last/
Sec. Incl. Utilities. (727)543-4178.
SAND KEY: DAN'S ISLAND
Furnished 2BR/2BA Condo, 6th
Floor. Beautiful Intracoastal View!
$1,800/mo. Annual (404)723-5690
TREASURE ISLAND PALMS
1BR/1BA, $575 plus $575
security. One block to beach.
Quiet neighborhood.
(727)289-7272.
TREASURE ISLAND, 1BR/1BA,
Isle Of Capri, Renovated, Furn/
Unfurnished, $550-$700/Mo.
Close To Beach. David,
(727)560-0841.



BEACH CONDOS, FANTASTIC
views! Direct beach front,
Redington Shores. 2BR, 3BR.
1,250-2,OOOSF, Furn. /Unfurn.
Heated Pool. Pets OK.
$1,375/month. (727)490-2765.
MADEIRA BEACH 2BR/1BA/1C
$1,250/Month, W/D. On the water.
Walk to beach, Johns Pass.
RentingTampaBay, (727)735-8532

SAND KEY LARGE 2BR/2BA
W/D, utilities included. 7th floor
Beautiful View. $2,000/Month
+security. Annually.
(727)446-3328.
SEA TOWERS CONDO
Updated A+ 2BR/2BA, Furn.
Intracoastal Views, 7th Fir. 50+.
$1,300/Mo. (727)391-3900

TREASURE ISLAND,
105 110th Ave. 1BR, Dock, Laun-
dry, $675/Mo. Walk To Beach.
Credit Check. Pets OK.
(727)367-9474.



LEAVE THE COLD BEHIND!
Cozy, Clean Cottages.
Jan. 15th -April 30th
1-2BR: $595/week & up.
Short/ Long Term
(Discounts For Longer Term)
Steps to Beach. Pet Friendly.
www.UncleMiltsCottages.com
(727)595-8013.
CLEARWATER BEACH, Water-
front 2BR/2BA. Furnished.
No smoking/ pets. John Doran
Realty. (727)461-9142.

HOLIDAY VILLA, 55+.
2BR/2BA/2CG. Heated Pool, Ac-
tive Clubhouse, Tennis, Gated
Community. $1,800/Mo. Every-
thing Included. (727)943-7384.
REDINGTON SHORES TRIPLEX,
2 units available. Steps To Beach.
1BR w/nice patio, 3-mo. minimum.
$950/month, including utilities.
(727)458-5885.
SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU,
Furnished Condo, 1BR/1.5BA.
Freshly painted, spotless clean.
Gated community. Many ameni-
ties. $950/month. (727)385-7718.



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World-class resort, large furnished
condo on beach, private elevator,
pools. DrTOMOC@aol.com for
details.
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Even the family pet is welcome!
Foscoe Rentals (800)723-7341.
www.foscoerentals.com.
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1 & 2 Bedrooms, Onsite Pool, Hot
Tub & Ski/Snowboard Rental
Shop. Sugar Ski & Country Club.
(800)634-1320.


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TARACAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR plus bonus room,
3.5BA/1CG, over 2,200 sq. ft. of
living space in this immaculate
townhouse in desirable
Seminole waterfront community
of Tara Cay.
Close to beaches, easy
commute to Tampa/St. Pete.
Seminole schools!
Available Jan. 1.
Rent for $1,600/month
Call Sophie Anastasio,
Keller Williams
for more information.
727-244-8338 a
www.TaraCay.com

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End Unit, 3BR/3BA/2CG, Den.
2,450 SF, Freshly Painted, W/D.
Pets Considered. $1,800/Month,
Annual. (727)460-5499.



ALMOST 2011
Move in for only $399.00 and pay
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pets welcome. Gulf Breeze
(727)559-8644.
BLUE SKIES M.H.P., LARGO.
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Lee, (727)657-2104.

1, 2 & 3BR HOMES FOR RENT
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Any age. Rentals starting
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Background check required.
First month & secuirty deposit.
Call Indian Rocks Estates,
(727)593-7796

1BR: NEAR BAY PINES VA &
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Security, Includes: W/S/G & Ca-
ble. Pets OK. (727)393-1628.



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starting at $185/wk. No security,
no credit check. Free WiFi access.
Pets okay. Move in today!!
(727)445-7134.



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2BR/1BA/1CG, Tile Floors, New
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(727)465-8998.



ROOMS AVAILABLE IN Private
Homes From $400-$500/Month.
Applications & Criminal
Background Checks Required.
Contact: Home Share Pinellas.
www.homeshareprogram.org
(727)945-1528
SAFE, CLEAN, QUIET.
Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable In-
cluded. Deposit, References, ID
Required. From $130/Week.
(727)547-1199.



TREASURE ISLAND: ROOM
w/Private Bath. Pool, Dock.
$416/Month. Split Electric & Cable
3 Ways. (727)420-2368.



HOUSE OR CONDO BY 1/15/11
Annual, 2BR+/2BA+, Unfurnished.
In West Belleair/ Largo. Retired
Premium Tenant Couple w/Older
Cat. $1,200/Mo. Call
(727)447-5770.



EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES ON
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(727)535-3736 (321)246-7599.
IDEAL FOR SMALL
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Lease/ Rental (2 UNITS) 2,000
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house with Office & Restroom. Off
Bryan Dairy Road. (727)667-1647

OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE
From $385 $630 Per Month.
Ample Parking. Madeira Beach.
(727)641-6465.


STOREFRONTS or OFFICES
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Move-In Ready! From $625.
(727)389-1069.
ULMERTON ROAD MINI MART
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(727)504-3520 After 6pm.



STORAGE UNITS/Workshops
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11337 Starkey Rd. Largo.
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111 24th Street, Belleair Beach.
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McCONNELL CONSTRUCTION
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(727)539-0421


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www.kustomkitcheninc.com.
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#C-8910. Call (727)367-1450.



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Carpentry, Refacing, Repairs,
Doors, Moldings, etc.
42 yrs. in Pinellas. (727)443-3811.
#CRC057276
DONE RIGHT CARPENTRY.
Rotted wood replaced, doors,
drywall, crown molding.
Trim/ Finish Specialty.
25 years serving Pinellas.
Lic#C-5826. Insured.
(727)443-5822.


CROWN MOLDING, REMODEL,
Trim, Doors, Decks, Cabinets,
Kitchens & Baths. 30-Years' Exp.
#C9294, Insured. (727)346-4361.



CELTIC CARPET CLEANING
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.
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Rates! No Hidden Charges!
(727)290-7326
FAMILY TIME CLEANING
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(727)742-5677
FLAWLESS CARPET CARE
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cleaning. Call (727)596-1040.



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Over 30-Years' Exp. in Pinellas.
Installation Available. Free Est.
(727)588-1591.



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"QUALITY CARPET"
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Service. Credit-cards accepted
20-Years' Experience.
(727)527-1359.
CARPET CLEANING
DIVISION, (727)527-1088.



ACOUSTICAL, UPGRADES,
Repairs, Water Damage. Est.
1980. Prompt & Professional.
References. Sydow Ceilings,
(727)674-8826.

POPCORN CEILING?
Removal & Re-Texturing.
Give Your Home A Fresh,
Contemporary Look!
(727)596-9006 #CBC1255512
ClassicFinishDrywall.com
B.B.B. Accredited Business.

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

WALL/CEILING REPAIRS
Interior/ Exterior, Drywall/ Plaster/
Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper
Removal, Painting. References.
#C-4672. (727)458-4209



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

BOB COTRONE TILE, INC.
Bathroom Remodel Specialist.
Quality Work Guaranteed!
C-7922. Call Bob, (727)423-3754
DEAN'S CUSTOM TILE, Inc.
Specializing in Remodeling,
Bath-to-Shower Conversions,
Floors, Kitchens, Backsplashes,
Repairs. C-5823. (727)546-6670.



FREE ESTIMATES.
If CLEAN Is What You Want,
CLEAN Is What You Get,
When You Call Georgette.
(727)391-7866.
AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates
Superior Cleaning Services.
Bonded and Insured. Residential,
foreclosures, move-in/out.
Honest, professional, experienced,
references. (727)565-9280.


ANGEL CLEANING
'We Clean Above The Rest"
Residential, Commercial,
Snowbirds. Competitive Rates.
Licensed. (727)244-7607.
CLEANING SERVICES
Residential and Commercial.
20 Plus years of experience, with
references. Call (727)290-9637,
(860)941-4871.
DEPENDABLE & AFFORDABLE!
Unhappy w/companies that start
out great then lose their cleaning
touch? Call Terri, (727)584-8285.

HOME CLEANING
Satisfaction guaranteed!
Reasonable rates
Excellent references. Reliable,
flexible and a pet lover.
(727)430-2685

Husband & Wife Cleaning Team
Homes & Offices. Top-To-Bottom
Cleaning. Move-Outs, Foreclo-
sures. Bonded, References.
(727)403-8051.
KOMETA CLEANING, INC.
Residential/ Commercial/ Clinics.
Fair Prices, Great/ Honest Job!
License & Insured. (727)510-0532
The Ultimate Housekeeper,
Speaks English. Insured &
Bonded. Will Get The Job Done.
References. (727)254-6627.



CLOCKS REPAIRED/ Restored
40 Yrs. Exp. Free Est. Grandfather
House Calls. Pleasant Memories
Clock Shop: 6989 Seminole Blvd.
(727)393-1811.



$25 In-Home Service.
David Archer, 366-6354.
20-Years' Experience.



DO YOU NEED TO
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services for individuals and
families trying to complete their
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personal shopping, cleaning,
transportation, gardening and
home checks for you snow birds.
The list of Concierge-type
services is endless.
Visit us on the web
www.tcatotalhome.com
or call (727)953-8547.



CONCRETE 'N BLOCK
State Certified Contractor.
#CGC036131. Quality Work,
Reasonable Rates.
40-Years' Experience.
(727)393-7697, (727)459-8177.

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


CAVEMAN


CONCRETE
Complete Concrete, Block &
Paver Work. Driveways,
Sidewalks, Patios. Residential/
Commercial. David Will,
(727)459-9710. #C10222.



LOCAL LICENSED Building
Contractor, CBC1252282. Doors,
Windows, Repairs.
A Full Service listing@
BobcoleLLC.com
(727)586-5923



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



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



Affordable Quality Work
24-Hour Service. Free Est.
Senior Discount. #ER0009230
STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC.
(727)441-2788
B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS.
We Have The Solution! All Electri-
cal Repairs/Installs. "Fuses to
Breakers!" Senior Discounts!
#ER13012577 (727)546-7047.

ALL WORK DONE BY OWNER.
Repairs, Service Calls, Remodel.
Barnes Electric. Since 1980.
(727)409-4364. EC13002693.
GABRIEL ELECTRIC
Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7
Emergency Service. LOW Rates!!
Since 1986. Insured.
#ER0010733. (727)442-0845.
**$28 OFF REPAIR**
Same Day Service
We Specialize In Electrical
Repairs, Troubleshooting, New
Installs. No Job Too Small!
EC13004626. Insured. Visa/MC
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Military/ Senior Discounts.
ThetaElectric.com
(727)475-2923.
All Calls Answered.
RILEY ELECTRIC
For All Your Wiring Or Service
Needs. Generators, Panel
Upgrades, Circuits Added,
Remodeling, Marina & Dock
Wiring. #EC13001284. For FAST
Service Call (727)530-5041.


BRUCE'S FURNITURE
Repair, Refinishing, Stripping.
Specializing In Caning.
Don't Buy New, "Renew!"
Free Estimates. (727)439-7324.



FREE ESTIMATES!
Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or
It's Free!! C-8821/lns. Advanced
Garage Door Services.
(727)585-3525.



A-MEN BUILDERS: 20 Years Of
Quality, Honest Service. No Job
Too Small. Free Consultation.
CGC1518059. (727)647-2788.

HOME SERVICES. ALL MINOR
Repairs. We Offer Dependable,
Prompt, Clean & Timely Service.
15-years' experience. Insured.
(727)771-5087.
MACK'S HANDYMAN SERVICE
35+ Years' Exp. Reliable, Honest.
Insured. All Minor Repairs. Free
Estimates. (727)420-9703.

RELIABLE HANDYMAN BILL
20-Years' Experience. Free Esti-
mates. No Job Too Small! 20%
Off w/Ad. (727)687-4565.

HANDYMAN HUSBANDS
Skilled Men Looking For Work.
Interior or Exterior. Basic Labor.
Reasonably priced.
(727)580-7031.



BILLY'S HAULING
Small Jobs OK. Yard/ Garage
Clean-outs, Small Repairs.
Available 7 Days/Week.
(727)393-7567 (727)644-6037

DAVE'S-A-HAULIN'
Trees, Brush, Construction Debris,
Home Clean-Out. Res. /Comm.
Same Day Service. Lic/Ins. Will
Match Or Beat Any Price.
(727)510-6506.
MIDWEST HAULING
Clean Up, Clear Out, Any Size
Job. Fast, Reliable, Fair. Free Est.
(727)475-8103.



BETZ BUILDING Contractors,
Inc. All Phases Of Work. 35-Yrs.'
Local Experience. CGC036272
(727)384-0347 (727)644-8847






J&K REMODELING CO.
Affordable, Quality Remodels &
Rehabs. Call Today For Free
Estimate. CBC1253003.
(727)798-8775 (727)798-8772








K1it-chen/ and B1ath 1


R.J. PATE CONTRACTING
Repair, Remodel, Update
Kitchens, baths, windows, doors
Free Estimates. CRC-1326585.
(727)320-0182 (727)424-2834.










Full Design & Install
Angi Custom Cabinets Te,
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Floor/Wall Coverings, Countertops,
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Call for your FREE Estimate o
727-258-9101
#C-8623



LANDSCAPING & DESIGN BY
Richard Story. Mulch, Sod, Trees,
Palms, Shrubs & Clean-ups.
(727)776-7022.
LANDSCAPING YOU CAN
Afford. Stone Patios, Palms,
Planting, Sodding, Clean-ups,
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(727)319-8195.

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Tree, Palm Trimming, Leaf Rak-
ing, Clean-Ups. (727)319-8195.
A+ PROFESSIONAL LAWN
MAINTENANCE
Offering Dependable, Year-Round
Lawn Care. Landscape And Sod
Installation/ Removal.
(727)565-9989.
B & L LAWN SERVICE: LAWNS,
Trees, Landscaping, Sod. Lic. /Ins.
Res. /Commercial. (727)470-2251,
(727)515-8688.
GULF COAST MOWERS
Dependable Year-Round Lawn
Care. Licensed & Insured, Free
Est. Call Russ, (727)644-2091.
HENRY'S LAWN SERVICE
Mow, Edge, Trim & Clean-Ups.
Free Est. Lic. /Ins. (727)688-4141.

KING'S KUT
Lawn Maintenance, Landscape &
Design. Complete Property Clean-
Ups. Free Estimates. Reliable,
Dependable. (727)392-8692

MARK'S GARDEN & LAWN Svc.
We Do The Work Other Garden-
ers Won't!!!! We Don't Just Mow,
Blow And Go! Free Estimates.
(727)345-3281.
TIRED OF FALL LEAVES?
We use professional lawn
vacuum. Leave your leaves to us!
(727)639-3596.

TIRED OF PAYING High Prices?
Quality Work At Reasonable
Rates! Diego's Lawn Care,
(727)560-7116.



BILL'S LOCK & KEY
Deadbolts; $39, $49 & $59.
Trip Charge & Installation Incl.
30 Years Exp. (727)647-3198.

6o0n& Shipp


BarnettAluminum.com
Soffit, Fascia, Siding, Gutters,
Screening, Patios, Cages,
Awnings, Windows. Satisfaction
Guaranteed. #C9302. Charles
Barnett, Inc. (727)528-2449.



A-2-Z MOVING, INC.
24' Box Truck. Est. Pinellas, 1986.
Local/ Statewide. FL#1M660. Free
Estimates. (727)584-2302.
DAINGERFIELD MOVING
Homes, Offices, Condos. Large or
Small. Furniture, Appliance
Deliveries. (727)392-5856
Local Mover. IM-1034.



BURKE PAINTING CO.
Lic. #C-4641. When Quality &
Price Both Matter!
Int. /Ext. Painting &
Deck/ Paver Sealing.
We Want To Work For You!
(727)397-2284 Available 24/7.






A. BOYD FARMER. FAMILY
Business, 30+ Yrs. Residential &
Commercial. NO JOB TOO
SMALL! 2 Coats Paint, Power
Wash & Prep Work. Quality
Guaranteed. Senior Discounts.
#C-8626. (727)458-3650.
PETER PAPPAS PAINTING, LLC
FALL SPECIAL!!
2,000 Exterior SF for $1,300.
Wash, prep, seal & 2 coats paint.
Quality Guaranteed! #C5593.
(727)542-9547.

Your Best Buys
Can Be Found In
the Classifieds!!

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SPECTRUM PAINTING
Waterproofing, Home Remodeling,
Also Seamless Gutters. Residen-
tial & Commercial, Free Estimates.
CGC1508239, (727)525-8645.


PATIO DOOR REPAIRS
Get sliding doors rolling again.
Special Offer $95.95 per panel.
Call Ron at Ron's Windows.
#C-7023. (727)393-3792.


ROB'S PEST CONTROL
Roaches? Ants? Fleas? Serving
Pinellas since 1979. Call Now!
(727)392-2847 Cell (727)687-1730

GOT TERMITES? NOT SURE?
Find out with all new termite
technology. Bug Smashers
(727)224.4415. We'll solve ALL
your pest problems.








Holiday Pet Portraits From
Rebecca Brittain Photography.
Great Gift Idea! Call for Specials,
(727)709-2260
www.rebeccabrittain .com


TURNER WALL & CEILING, INC.
Wall & Ceiling Repairs. Water
Damage, A/C Holes, Plastering,
Drywall Repairs And Texturing.
#C-5129 (727)391-3569.
ANDY'S STUCCO & Plastering.
Small Plaster/ Stucco Jobs. Patch
Work. Lic#C-6903. Insured. Free
Estimates. (727)524-8140.


FAUCETS TO WATER HEATERS
No Job Too Small. Sewer/ Drain
Cleaning. Serving Pinellas 25
Years. #RF0049545.
Rick's Plumbing, (727)397-7809,
(727)595-9611.
James McDaniel Plumbing
Full Service Master Plumber. No
Overtime Or Hidden Cost! Water
Heater Repair/ Replace. Sewer &
Drain Line Cleaning, Faucet
Repairs. Lic/Ins. CFC1427191
(727)584-3046.
VALCO PLUMBING, INC.
*Discount on drain cleaning.
*Up-front pricing. *Faucets to
water heaters. No job too small.
RF11067030. Call (727)596-9500.
Small Job Specialist.
Senior Discount.
CFC1427888. Don-Charles,
(727)522-2508
GLEN MYERS PLUMBING
No job too small!!
Lic. #CFC057544.
All Work Done "By Glen"
($20.00 OFF WITH THIS AD)
Call (727) 443-6318 or
www.glenmyersplumbing.com.
PETE'S CERT. PLUMBING
Repairs & Irrigation.
Owner operated. Low Rates. Free
estimates. 10% OFF W/AD!
CFC021491. Insured. Visa/MC.
(727)487-3645.


DON'T
BE A
SDRIP!
Marko Plumbing Systems Inc
Repair & Replacement Specialist.
Also Pumps & Sprinklers.
Lic#RF11067146. (727)235-2016
METCALFE PLUMBING
Full Service. 30-Years' Exper.
Free Estimates. Senior Discounts.
License #C-10193. RF11067406.
(727)641-2876.


VENABLE CONCRETE
Driveways, Pool Decks, Patios,
Sidewalks, Color Sealers, Acrylics,
Pressure Cleaning. Clay Venable.
C-4847. (727)545-5288.



BLUE BAYOU POOL SERVICE
Services as low as $60/mo.
Third month FREE!
Free Estimates. (727)812-6885.
LIVING WATER
POOL SERVICE
Weekly Service Or Chemical
Check Only, Includes Chemicals.
Family Owned. (727)204-1387.
TRIDENT POOLS
Cleaning & Chemical Service
Serving Seminole & the beaches.
Free estimate. Jim, (727)410-1421



A XTREME Pressure Cleaning
Lic/Ins. We Clean Anything!!! Big/
Small Jobs, LOW PRICES! Free
Estimates. (727)585-2886.
PRESSURE CLEANING
Driveways, Roofs, Houses.
Call For Estimate, (727)488-8249.



CONDO/ HOA/ PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT
www.bestcondomanager.com
(727)388-6762


GIBSON & SONS ROOFING
Our Family Serving Your Family
w/Over 30+ Years' Experience.
CCC057842. (727)585-3143.


Old Time
Workmanship
Old Time Integrity
Licensed & Insured
#CCC056850
A Christian Owned Co.
(727) 824-9996





ARK ROOFING
Re-Roofs, New Roofs,
Repairs. All Roof Types.
Licensed & Insured.
(727)793-4915
FL. Lic#CCC1326623
HOWE ROOFING. NEW ROOFS,
Re-roofing, Flat Roofs, Repairs.
Serving Pinellas Cty. 30+ Years!
#RC0031425. (727)584-6387.
MAGYAR ROOFING
All Types Of Roofs & Repairs.
Contractor On Site. Free
Estimates. CCC1328213.
(727)687-1279



WEST COAST
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WEST COAST ROOFING &
CONTRACTING, INC.
Call Us For All Your Roofing
Needs! (727)647-6470
www.WestCoastRoof. net
#RC-29027093

A FLAT ROOF
SPECIALIST
Quality Roofing at
Reasonable Prices.
Soffit, Fascia.
Fully Insured.
No Subcontract Crews.

ROBERT KINZINGER
ROOFINBE
727-687-3592 o
RC-0067246


HENDRICK ROOFING, INC.
Leak Specialist All Types of Roofs All Work Guaranteed
Family Owned & Operated No Subcontractors
Over 40 Years Experience in Pinellas
For Your Free Estimate Call
Commercial & 531-1025
Residential
Lice32623red Tile Metal Shingle Flat Roofs 12706


Scott Cook Roofing, Inc.
Owes Coing Preferred Contractor, Certified Installer
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J&J RESCREENING LLC
Rescreen Your Pool/ Lanai Today!
SINCE 1993. FREE Estimates.
Warranty. C-9682. Insured.
(727)522-1033.



















ADT SECURITY CHOICE: FREE
ADT-Monitored Home Security
System and a $100 Visa Gift Card
from Security Choice. Find out
how! Call (888)640-8172.



WILL SOFFIT FOR FOOD!!
Over 31 Years Local Exp. Soffit,
Fascia, Beaded Vinyl Exterior
Ceilings. Small Jobs Welcome.
Master Trim, Inc. #C6271
Call Bruce, (727)422-0012.



ALL SPRINKLERS, Shallow
Wells, Pumps. Free Estimates.
Residential/ Commercial. #C-5918.
Kellis Williams. (727)381-7132
R. FOLEY Irrigation/ Landscape,
Installation, Reclaimed Hook-Ups,
Sprinkler Check-up, $29.95.
Check For Leaks, Adjust Heads,
Program Timer. C-9784.
(727)367-7471.
RICHARDSON IRRIGATION
Service and Repair, Reclaimed
Water Hook-up. Quality Work.
#C-9468. Free Estimates.
Call (727)424-1072.


VONAGE: UNLIMITED CALLS
around the world! Call the U.S.
and 60+ Countries for only
$24.99/mo. 30-day Money-back
guarantee. Why pay more?
(877)872-0079.



Eddie's Professional Tree
Services. Complete Service &
Stump Removal. Firewood. Lic.
/Ins. Sr. Discount. (727)584-7308.



tWILLETT
WILLETT PRO TREE CARE
Lawn Care, Stump Removal,
Hauling, Landscaping, Firewood.
We Are Awesome! (727)545-5885.
ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST
Freeze Damage, Tree & Shrub
Evaluations. Soil Testing For pH &
Moisture. Trimming & Removals.
Phil Turner, FL-5990A
www.PhilTurnerArborist.com
(727)452-5508


NME YOUR PRICE
TREE SERVICE!!
SHOW IT WORKS
GIVE US A CALL
SHOW US YOUR TREES
NAME YOUR PRICE
I NO REASONABLE PRICE
WILL BE REFUSED

LIMITED TIME ONLY!!
*Trimming
Removal
Roof Line Clearance
Storm Damage


Licensed & Insured

738-5251

442-2901
GREEN PLANET TREE CARE
**FIREWOOD**
Complete Tree care. Free
Estimates. Licensed & Insured.
(727)599-0635.
KING'S KUT
Lawn Maintenance, Landscape &
Design. Complete Property Clean-
Ups. Free Estimates. Reliable,
Dependable. (727)392-8692
LESS THAN HALF-PRICE!
Since 1978! Tree/ Stump removal,
trimming. Certified Arborist. Free
mulch, estimate. Lic/Ins.
(727)525-7433.


ALL WELLS, PUMPS,
Sprinkler Systems. Shallow Well
Experts! Quality Work.
Free Estimates. #C-5918.
Kells Williams, (727)381-7132


WINDOWS & DOORS AT
Discount Prices!! Free Low E
Glass On Simonton Windows.
Last Chance To Use Tax Credit.
C-9983. Karoly LLC.
(727)331-6970 (813)766-4414
windowsandinstallation.com


J.D. TAYLOR, INC. WINDOW
Cleaning & Pressure Washing.
Mention This Ad For 25% Off.
(727)455-1519.
SHANE'S WINDOW CLEANING
Serving Pinellas County 15 years.
Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly.
Construction Clean-up Specialist.
Residential, Commercial. Insured.
(727)542-8610.
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CALL AL NELSON WINDOW
TINTING, (727)403-2323
Commercial, Residential,
Automotive. 23-years' experience.
Free Estimates. www.gulftint.com


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Making This Right


Beaches
Claims
Cleanup

Economic Investment
Environmental Restoration
Health and Safety
Wildlife


For information visit: bp.com
restorethegulf.gov
facebook.com/bpamerica
twitter.com/bp_america
youtube.com/bp


"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down,
we're open for business."
Bryan Zar
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA


I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it.
We were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to
make things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant?

Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line.Instead, they asked
us if we could serve food to the workers,engineers, scientists, and local residents they
had hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we weren't the only
ones. They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have
kept businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's still making a difference.

Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's open
six days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think it's a good
time to come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please
think of us when planning your next vacation. We're still here and while it's been
tough, we are still cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places
ready to welcome you when you come down. So don't wait. We're looking forward
to seeing you.


For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858
floridagulfresponse.com


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