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PET CONNECTIONSpeaking of PetsDr. Michael Rumore of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital explains that thyroid disease, often the cause of a cats weight loss, can be easily diagnosed. Page 7A. Getting helpIntervention programs may be key to stopping abusers destructive behaviorSeveral ceremonies honor veterans Largo event slated for Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at Central Park ... Page 6A.Also coming to the big screen is Immortals, adventure, fantasy ... Page 1B.Leonardo DiCaprio stars as J. Edgar, in theaters this weekend Volume XXXIV,No. 17 November 10, 2011 www.TBNweekly.com By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLEditors note: This is the conclusion of a two-part series on domestic violence. CLEARWATER The facts show the stark reality. Women are 10 times more likely each year to be victimized by domestic violence than diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year, medical expenses from domestic violence total at least $3 billion to $5 billion, and businesses forfeit another $100 million in lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and non-productivity. More than 3.3 million children witness domestic violence in the United States each year. And in one study, about a third of men being counseled for battering were professional men who were well respected in their jobs and communities, according to a fact sheet from Community Action Stops Abuse, a nonprofit organization to help battered women in Pinellas County. But it often doesnt start with physical violence. Many times it eases into it, slowly gaining control over a partner, breaking down self-esteem, and making the person feel trapped. Then the physical violence begins. Keith of Seminole grew up as a superstar athlete. He See PROGRAMS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .12A Classieds . . . . . . . . .6-9B County . . . . . . . . .5-6,8-9A Entertainment . . . . . .1,3-5,10B Faith & family . . . . . . . .14A Health & tness . . . . . . . .15A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Outdoors . . . . . . . . .10-11A Pet connection . . . . . . . . .7A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Crab and Seafood Festival set for Nov. 12LARGO About 30 vendors are expected to be on hand for the first Stone Crab and Seafood Festival Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 to 11 p.m., on First Avenue Southwest. Jennifer Lantry, owner of OShys Irish Tap House at 80 Clearwater-Largo Road S., said she hopes the festival will become an annual event. The event will feature smoked mullet, stone crabs, blue crab, shrimp, grouper, scallops, gumbos, chowders, seafood salads, and more. Big Als Barbecue will be serving barbecue for our non-seafood lovers. Live music, arts and crafts, entertainment and activities for kids. Pets are welcome. First Avenue Southwest is between Clearwater-Largo Road and Ridge Road.COUNTYMobile medical unit bigger, betterIts been rolling into the parking lots of homeless shelters and outreach centers throughout Pinellas County since midAugust, serving the primary medical needs of this areas homeless and indigent population. Recently, Pinellas Countys new Mobile Medical Unit made its official debut outside of the Pinellas County Courthouse Complex in downtown Clearwater. ... Page 9A.Local lawmakers file EMS proposalsOpposing local bills pertaining to emergency management services are sponsored by members of the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation. ... Page 8A. 11311727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Fighting Breast Cancer 1 step at a timeTrade-in sale $50 OFFAny New WigCustom Hair & Wigs We Pay Cash For Gold & Silver! We Pay Cash For Gold & Silver! 6206 54th Ave. N. 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Black, 72, a retired Belleair Beach clerk and assistant administrator, was first elected to the Largo City Commission in 1975, re-elected in 1978, 1981, 1989, 2005 and 2008. Voter turnout was light, about 15 percent, 6,874 of 45,566 voters. As of Nov. 7, 35 percent of 15,830 mail ballots had been returned by Largo voters, representing about 12 percent of the total vote. The city did not participate in early voting. I am very proud of the outcome of the election, and thank the citizens of Largo for their support, Smith said in an email. I believe the people of Largo are looking for what my campaign message is about, bring a new voice to our commission. Someone who will work with other commissioners, but never afraid to offer new ideas to improve Largo. Black said in an email that it has been a pleasure for her to serve the residents of Largo for the past six and a half years. I know that God will use Michael Smith to serve His purpose, whatever that purpose might be. I thank the many residents who supported my campaign and voted for me. I congratulate Michael on his victory and encourage him to serve the people of Largo with integrity, See SMITH, page 4A Photo by WAYNE CATHELAn unidentified woman enjoys a recent sunset stroll along the Gulf of Mexico next to The Long Pier in Redington Shores. Mild temperatures and sunny skies have made for perfect chamber of commerce conditions.Sunset strollIRB Rotary Club rides for ALS By BRIAN GOFFLARGO It was, by Florida standards, a cool fall morning, but a beautiful one. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and the air was still. The lake in Largos Walsingham Park was so still it was like a mirror. In that tranquil setting hundreds of riders, volunteers and well-wishers gathered for the annual Florida Ride to Defeat ALS Nov. 5. As beautiful a day as it was, there was an undercurrent of sadness, everyone knew why they were there, to help defeat a fatal disease that had stolen so many loved ones too soon. There were many compelling stories making the rounds that day. One of them is the story of 70year-old Herta Schulz of Homosassa, who was diagnosed with ALS this past summer. The weeks that followed were, and still are, weeks of disbelief. ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly called Lou Gehrigs Disease after the famous New York Yankee who was stricken at the height of his career. It is always fatal. Herta Schulz tears up when she talks about her illness. It is too soon to come to grips with this, she said. I was diagnosed in August so I havent had time yet. She apologizes for her raspy voice. Thats the beginning of it. It already has hit my voice. Thats how we found out about it, I had to go to the doctor about my voice. Her son, Michael, owner of German Imports on Walsingham Road, decided something had to be done to help his mother and others like her. So, as president of the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club he got involved in the Ride to Defeat ALS, and he got other club members involved. Ironically the Florida Ride was here this year, in Walsingham Park. So we got the club on board and 14 of our members were in the ride. Another 15 volunteered to help, he said. It became a family affair. Michael rode the 62-mile course; his father, 75-year-old Willi, rode the 25-mile-course; and his son, 10-year-old Mika, rode the 5-mile course. His wife, Cheryl, volunteered, helping to organize the pre-ride activities. The Rotary Club members, so far, have raised nearly $4,600 for the cause and were among the top 10 teams raising money for this years ride. But, through all that positive activity there was the ever-present specter of the disease. Ride participants were constantly reminded of it by the Piece by Piece display dozens of mannequins, standing in rows, dressed in black T-shirts and each representing a victim of ALS. Their pictures were pinned to the backs of the shirts. Several See RIDE, page 4AVIEWPOINTSCarl HiaasenRemoving Gadhafi from power was no small feat, columnist says. Page 13A. Photos by BRIAN GOFFRiders leave the starting line for the 62-mile Ride to Defeat ALS. Members of Team IRB Rotary getting ready for the Ride to Defeat ALS are, from left, Hertz Schulz, Bruce Sobut, Willi Schulz, Michael Schulz, Mika Schulz, Lynn Johler and Gunter Neumueller.Smith wins seat on City Commission Michael Smith
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Black said she could not support the ordinance because she doesnt believe its in the best interest of the city to borrow money in the economic times we have at hand. Black asked whether the city could contact various banks and get the same information on what the interest rates would be to borrow money without adopting an ordinance. You are not going to get any lending institution thats going to give you a binding interest rate without responding to an RFP, City Attorney Alan Zimmet said. Mayor Pat Gerard said she believes this is the right time to borrow this money and build this building. I think its going to be much cheaper to build it now given interest rates. If we wait a few years when the housing market picks up again and construction firms are busy, it can cost us $5 million more to build this building five years from now. We have seen it happen before, she said. The loan will be backed with proceeds from the Penny for Pinellas, which is a 1-cent local option sales tax, and payments would be made for a period no later than Jan. 1, 2020.Portions of Missouri Avenue to be closedLARGO City officials said that the states contractor for a Missouri Avenue improvements project will begin replacing underground drainage culverts Nov. 11, 7 p.m., and complete construction Nov. 14, 6 a.m. Missouri Avenue will be closed during that period between Auburn Street and Wyatt Street. The second phase of construction for the project will begin Nov. 18, 7 p.m., and be completed Nov. 21, 6 a.m. The road will be closed during the second phase between Wyatt Street and Belleair Road.Library to be closed Nov. 11LARGO The Largo Library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, for staff training. 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Leader, November 10, 20114A PROGRAMS, from page 1Agot anything and everything he wanted. People did things for him. And being fairly good looking, all of it left him with a sense of entitlement. He got a scholarship to play college basketball and ended up getting paid to go to college. Keith said he had a great family with loving, supportive behavior, but hes only just realizing that some of the behaviors he learned from them are not okay. Im just starting to realize how close my behavior is to my moms, Keith said. My mom was from the south, so it was always her way. And she was physically abusive if she didnt get her way. She would hit the kids with a belt or slap them to get them to shape up. The communication back to us was physical, not verbal, Keith said. If you didnt do it, it was, Im going to whoop your ass. Even though Keith hadnt gotten to the point of physical violence, he had serious issues with power and control. (Keiths last name is being withheld for his familys privacy, since he is getting help for his control problems.) I was demeaning, belittling, blaming, minimizing my role in the problems, kind of really putting everything on my wife, Keith said. Like, If you wouldnt do that, I wouldnt to this. Basically being irresponsible and blaming other people for my problems. And that goes to degradation of my wife. It caused a very unstable family environment. I have two young boys, and thats certainly not an environment I want them to grow up around. Keith and his wife went to marriage counseling to try to work out their problems, and through that he was told to find an anger management class. However, he said, it turns out that anger wasnt his problem it was a power and control problem, which is easily confused with anger. Keith voluntarily entered the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-entry Coalition program in Clearwater. PERC is a batterers intervention program that is certified by the state and strictly follows the Florida Statutes, said Denise HughesConlon, outpatient clinical director of PERC. The group works on power and control issues and taking responsibility for their own actions, she said. Its a very stringent program, Hughes-Conlon said. Really working for six months on each person taking accountability for their own actions and hopefully coming out on the other side of that with a lot less power and control issues. Realizing they dont control anyone else and they dont have a right to attempt to control anyone else. And just because theyre in a relationship or are married and committed, it doesnt mean that anyone else has to do whatever they want them to do. The program participants are usually court-ordered to take it, either as part of probation or as a last chance before jail. Normally the program does not get people accused of strangling their spouses or of beating their partner for a long period of time, Hughes-Conlon said. Those people go to jail. We get people in our groups the majority of the time for grabbing phones, for pushing, maybe slapping, she said. Our goal is to let them know that simple battery is not allowed. You cant even put your little finger on someone else. Thats illegal. As of Oct. 28, Keith had voluntarily been in the program for 20 weeks. Even though the program is generally recommended as being 26 weeks long, he said he would continue going because he knows he has more to learn. Though he has also already made great progress. Through PERC, Keith realized that his problem isnt anger it is power and control. He would get angry when people dont do exactly as he says, but he has learned that the people in his family are all individual people with their own wants and needs, and he doesnt control them. He also learned that domestic abuse isnt just when it becomes physical it can be emotional and verbal as well. But thats the next step after verbal abuse, Keith said. It gets physical. All the homework that Ive done on the problem shows its in the high 90 percentile. Its inevitable. When you have that behavior, it turns into physical violence. And I didnt want to be there. I dont think jail is very fun and I dont want to ever be there. In classes, they work with what is called a power and control wheel. At the center of the wheel there is a circle that says, Power and Control. Then there are eight wedges within the wheel, labeled using intimidation, using emotional abuse, using isolation, minimizing, denying, blaming, using children, using male privilege, using economic abuse, and using coercion and threats. Underneath each label are bullet points of examples of each of the categories. Then, on the outer part of the wheel it says physical and sexual violence. People in the class learn that the wedges are all ways people try to abuse power and control, and that all of them lead to the outer circle of physical and sexual violence. Hughes-Conlon said people on the wheel minimize, blame, deny, intimidate, use emotional abuse and the children, have a sense of male privilege, and threaten. When Keith first looked at the wheel, he recognized six of the behaviors in himself. When he took it home and showed it to his wife, she said that she saw all but one of the inner behaviors in him. That scared Keith. I wanted to make sure I helped myself before (it turned to physical violence,) Keith said. I cant imagine my kids seeing their dad arrested for hitting their mom. I shield myself from the real world, but Im sure out there it happens every day. The path of power and control does lead to physical violence, Hughes-Conlon said. And even then, because it all happens gradually, people can be blind to it being wrong. The main story is, I just pushed. I just grabbed, Hughes-Conlon said. I dont think that is a big deal. But then you draw a picture for them and say that it is a big deal, and heres why. And then they realize that it can lead to death. She said so many of the men in the class say Everyone does this. And there is no stereotype of what kind of person is a batterer, she said. PERC gets everyone from doctors and lawyers to the unemployed. Keith worried about what his kids would be exposed to if he didnt change his behavior. But every day, children across the United States witness domestic violence, and it leads to continuing the cycle. Children are present in 41 to 55 percent of homes where police intervene in domestic violence calls, and about 90 percent of those children are aware of the violence directed at their mother. Older children may be hurt while trying to protect their mother and siblings, and children from violent homes are at higher risks of alcohol and drug abuse and juvenile delinquency. Between 50 and 60 percent of the children in homes where the mother is being abused also are being abused, at the rate of 1,500 times that of children in homes where there is no battering. And 75 percent of batterers were abused as children, and 60 percent of boys who witness violence in the home grow up to abuse their adult mates, according to statistics provided by CASA. The girls who witness that and then grow up to think that (violence) is the norm and thats okay, said Hughes-Conlon. And they die. Keith had grown up around forms of control and abuse, and he realized he had to stop that behavior in himself. Through classes, Keith learned to ask himself what part of the problem he is. He had been blaming others for 10 years in the relationship, but it was time to figure out the problems that lie in him. He also learned how to communicate with calm words instead of name calling and yelling. His wife doesnt work, so before, Keith said he felt he had certain rights and high expectations. I felt that me being the sole provider of the household, that I was entitled to things more because I worked hard and I paid for everything, Keith said. But thats not how life works. Marriage is 50/50, no matter what. And thats probably the biggest difference now. I had the feeling of entitlement because I made all the money. And you cant be in a relationship like that. Thats not a relationship thats a dictatorship. Hughes-Conlon said one of the hardest things for people to undo is a sense of entitlement. When Keith would leave for work, he said he used to have expectations that the house would be clean, the dishes would be done, the laundry would be done. So thats what I expected of her, Keith said. And when they werent done, I was like, What the hell were you doing all day? Youre such a lazy a. And of course I would cuss a lot. Why cant you f-ing do something? Without giving her an opportunity to tell me about her day and what happened and what she did and being supportive of whatever was going on. There was zero communication, basically. Leaving the house and expecting things to be done when I got home. Kind of an, Its my castle kind of thing. At the time, he said acting that way felt empowering. He felt like he was in control of everything. It was a great feeling to feel that powerful, Keith said. But also a scary feeling to know that you have that much power. So it kind of took me a little while after to realize, man, that was just not a good idea. Thats not how you should be talking to people. Everything was about him, and he would end up getting what he wanted, so he thought it worked. He didnt care about his wifes or his childrens feelings. PERC classes have taught him that he lives in a society where everyone is equal, and if you love your family unconditionally, then that means you have to respect them. He has since lessened his expectations and communicates his wants and needs better. He realized that the reason he would get upset and yell and scream before is because what he was really feeling was that he was being disrespected, but he wasnt communicating his needs and wants in an appropriate way. Whereas before he might have made demands of paying bills or doing certain chores and then flying out the door to work, now he tries to do things differently. He will have a conversation with his wife before work, using eye contact and a calm voice. If there are certain bills he knows need to be paid, he will ask her politely if she could please pay them that day. Then he lowers his expectations, so if it isnt done when he gets home, instead of just exploding, he tries to have a calm conversation, find out what happened in her day, and then adjust. They can pay the bill that night instead. There is more communication, more talking, and its helped me dramatically, Keith said. Our house is very healthy and fun now. It is now frustrating for Keith to watch some of the other men in the PERC classes who have not been coming for as long as he has and have not worked through their issues yet. It is hard for him to see them blaming everything on their wives and acting as if they are the only people in the world. Keith tries to be a good role model for the other men and even calls them out sometimes and challenges them, trying to get them to be truthful. He is now a veteran of the program, with only one other person having been in it longer than he has. And all the progress he has made has actually helped some other men. He said that some of them have come up to him to thank him for the difference he has made in helping them change. One of the reasons it is so hard to watch the other men is because Keith recognizes their behaviors as ones he has had himself in the past. It is hard to think back on how he treated his wife. I feel awful, Keith said. To my wife, its like, why did you put up with those things for so long? Its sad to me that I had everything to do with my wife being kind of broken and shut down and felt kind of worthless. Its a very, very bad feeling. A crappy feeling. But I have the rest of my life to make it up to her. And thats my goal for every day of the rest of my life make her as happy as she can be. Keith said he wishes more people would go to classes like PERC and that there were even more classes like that offered throughout the county. Preventing domestic violence is all about education he said. People know what they were raised with, but sometimes those are not good lessons that they learned, he said. But through education, people can learn better ways to deal with things, and ultimately, it can change lives. According to a well-known study by Edward Gondolf, 2/3 of men who complete batterers intervention programs do not re-abuse, and re-abuses are reduced to 50 percent when the treatment is court-ordered. Most of the re-assaults occurred during the first six months of intake to the program, which meant that almost all of the assailants had not yet completed their programs. Everyone must realize that domestic violence is not just a private matter, Hughes-Conlon said. Everyone pays the price, both monetarily from emergency room costs, time and money lost from work, costs from the Florida Department of Children and Families having to intervene, and jail costs. But it can hit closer to home, too she said. I think you have to bring it home, Hughes-Conlon said. I think you have to realize its personal. That child or woman in that home may work with me. May play with my kids. It does affect you, even if its in the house next door. People need to be educated and get involved, she said. Not directly, but people can ask the woman or child if they need help. They can call the police anonymously. They can refer the woman to the countys two domestic violence shelters: The Haven of RCS or CASA. If there was any message that I want to get out there, it is to please help, Hughes-Conlon said. Do something. Its an epidemic. To get help for domestic violence, call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-500-1119, CASA at 895-4912 or The Haven at 442-4128. For batterers intervention programs, call PERC at 608-2440.Photo by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLIn recent years, domestic violence victims and abusers at the Pinellas County Jail were asked to depict domestic violence in artistic ways. This drawing was done by Chantell Mosley. RIDE, from page 1Ariders called it the graveyard. Michael Schulz tried not to think about that. He was worried it would upset his mother, just as he has been upset since her diagnosis. We thought she was having a stroke, he said. But it was ALS. It has been particularly devastating for Dad. Yet, Schulz said that participating in the ride has had a very positive effect on his family. Michael himself wasnt a bike rider until he heard about the ride, and then he began training for the big 62-mile trek. He is determined to keep riding in the future. He calls that something positive to come from his mothers illness. But more important is the effect the ride is having on his mother. This has raised my mothers spirits. You dont realize how many people have the disease until you come to an event like this. You try to be optimistic. This is a fatal disease but it can be years before anything happens.Fluoride debate rages in BelleairBELLEAIR The flap over fluoride whether to keep it or remove it was debated at the Nov. 1 Town Commission workshop. Speakers on both sides of the issue armed with a lot of facts and evidence garnered from news, literature, organizations and professional knowledge came before the commission stating a position. Resident Paige Clarke asked the commission at last months meeting to follow the lead of the Pinellas County Commissioners recent decision and remove the fluoride from the towns water system. A decision, some say, was arrived at to placate certain groups who see it not only as a potential health hazard but an example of government intrusion. Clarke, who has said she is a health educator and author, gave the commission a book titled The Fluoride Deception by investigative reporter Christopher Bryson, as well as printouts from the Fluoride Action Network, an organization whose goals are to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds. Fluoride has never been good for our health. We have the right not to be forcefully medicated, she said. Stunted development in children and thyroid cancer were some of the side effects, she cited. Clarke added that the plan to add the chemical to water systems around the country beginning in the 1950s was initiated by the aluminum industry. Resident Kurt Irmischer, who said he is the president of Citizens for Safe Water and for the past six years has been studying the effects of fluoride in drinking water, led him to conclude its a systemic carcinogenic, mutant poison he said. I will take on any dentist.Mayor Gary Katica weighed in on the issue saying he was born in 1934 and grew up with a mouthful of fillings. However, he said, in later years after cities began adding fluoride, he no longer was plagued by cavities. We dont learn this stuff in mayors school, he joked. The science behind the use of fluoride is unequivocal, said local dentist, Dr. Bill Lehman. The benefits of it are tremendous. In response to fears that citizens are receiving an excess of fluoride to the detriment of their health, Lehman argued that one would need to ingest gallons of it at highly concentrated levels to experience any ill effects. The town has been adding fluoride to its potable water supply since 1984 when it voted to participate in the State of Fluoridation Project Grant. The town spends about $2,000 annually on fluoride with little impact to its water fund. We dont have any evidence to remove it at this time, said Town Manager Micah Maxwell. The matter, however, has not been laid to rest as the commission agreed to continue the dialogue and include it on the next commission meeting agenda. In other business, several residents from the Seaside at Belleair condominiums clashed with commission members over a resolution, supported by the members of that community, aimed at restricting nonresidents from purchasing boat slips at the adjacent marina. Town Attorney David Ottinger said, There is no compelling reason for the town to decide who is going to own a boat slip. Several on the commission said they felt the matter is one of property rights and not something the town could or should enforce ownership at the 24-slip marina facility built in 1992 by Belleview Island Development Corp. in conjunction with the Seaside condominiums. At that time, the town adopted a resolution that included language-restricting sales of marina slips to members outside the Seaside neighborhood. Since then, several slips have been sold to nonresidents and over the last few years, some residents have wanted the town to enforce the resolution. Seemingly, the developers at that time failed to establish any restrictions on the sale of slips. Potential parking problems, not who could own the boat slips, was the towns main concern at the time. Youre saying laws dont matter and can be changed for convenience, resident Lou White told the commission. Robert Swinehart, another Seaside resident, said that if condo owners are not able to control the sale of the boat slips to outsiders property values would decrease. This is an option that was paid for by the residents, he said. The options recommended by the staff would be to amend a resolution providing that slips may be sold only to residents of Seaside at Belleair or those living within the confines of the property or to provide those same residents with the right of first refusal for future sales of the marina slips. Katica, who said he would favor a right of first refusal, said, This has been going on for too long. Lets get it on the agenda and resolve it once and for all. Melinda GreeneTownhomes envisioned at Biltmore siteBELLEAIR Will the White Queen of the Gulf be put out of her misery by the wrecking ball? If that happens, what might emerge from the rubble left behind? Upscale townhouses, perhaps? That could prove to be the ultimate fate for the shuttered Belleview Biltmore Hotel, so says design consultant, Matthew Cummings, who pitched his ideas recently to an audience of 32 people, each of whom paid $25 to dine on prime rib and hear his presentation at the Belleview Biltmore Golf Club. Cummings said he envisions about 80 luxury townhomes on the 22-acre site, ranging in price from $499,000 to $799,000. The units would measure about 2,100 square feet, have three stories and include two-car garages. To help preserve the memory of what once was, Cummings has proposed townhouses with exteriors similar in design to the hotels Queen Ann-style appearance, embellished possibly with the glass ceiling panels salvaged from the hotels Tiffany Ballroom. In addition, Cummings mentioned the possibility that a portion of the hotels original lobby might also be saved as a museum. Cummings stressed the potential financial benefits to the community, public services and schools that could be derived from the townhomes. While some Belleair residents might much prefer to see the 115-year-old hotel, listed on the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places, fully restored to its former glory, Cummings said to do so would cost at least $100 million. And, turning it into a 21st century resort, earning money for the surrounding community, would prove a daunting task. Weve talked to about 40 of the largest hotel investors and they hate the idea of the location and the cost it would take to renovate the hotel, Cummings said. Even worse, its inside of a small, residential, gated community, which is a terrible place for a hotel to be. SMITH, from page 1Ahonor, and dedication, she said. Although the candidates had similar positions on several issues, they disagreed on others. In a flier, Smith said that Black frequently makes motions at meetings that fail to get the support of a second vote. Black responded during the campaign that she tries to convince her fellow commissioners on issues but their philosophies differ. She said shes a conservative at heart and believes in spending money when you have it to spend and not spending it when you dont have it. She has been adamantly opposed to borrowing money to finance the Highland Recreation Center construction project. Smith has advocated a common sense approach to fiscal responsibility. During the campaign he said, Growth can only be considered responsible if it is also sustainable. Smith has served on the Largo Historical Preservation and Advisory Committee. Vote totals do not include provisional ballots. The Pinellas County Canvassing Board meets Thursday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. to certify election results and perform a post-election audit at Largo's Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road. Commissioner Robert Murray, Seat 2, was re-elected without opposition. Both Murray and Smith will serve three-year terms. This is the last stand-alone election for the city of Largo. Commissioners in ensuing years will serve four-year terms, and city elections will be held in conjunction with gubernatorial and presidential elections.St. Petersburg electionThe incumbents fared well in St. Petersburgs Nov. 8 municipal election Incumbent Bill Dudley defeated Brent Hatley for council member, District 3, and incumbent Wengay "Newt" Newton withstood the challenge from Gershom Faulkner to keep the District 7 position. Steve Kornell, currently serving as council member in District 5 will stay another term, handily defeating New Election. Kornells challenger, Bill Protz, withdrew from the race, and the city of St. Petersburg gave voters the choice of keeping the incumbent or having a new election. The only new face coming to the council is for District 1, vacated by Herbert E. Polson, who did not seek re-election. Charles Gerdes defeated Robert A. Bob Kersteen to claim that spot on the council.Voters also approved six of seven charter amendments. Around Pinellas Around Pinellas
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Woman dies from injuries in fireSEMINOLE A Seminole woman died on the morning of Nov. 6 after suffering life-threatening injuries in a Nov. 5 house fire at 13475 San Rafael Drive. Shannon J. Mara, 42, was pulled from the home by firefighters about 5:30 a.m. and transported to Largo Medical Center on Indian Rocks Road. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, the fire most likely began in the master bedroom. Detectives with the Arson/Auto Theft Unit said the fire does not appear to be suspicious; however, the investigation was not complete at the time of this report. Firefighters with Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue, Largo Fire Department and Seminole Fire Department responded, along with the state Fire Marshals Office.Motorcyclist injured in crashSAFETY HARBOR A Tampa man suffered life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was riding hit a pickup truck about 1 p.m. Nov. 5. at the intersection of Phillippe Parkway and Suncrest Drive in Safety Harbor. Daniel R. Ferrer, 58, was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center. No other injuries were reported. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Major Accident Investigation Team, the driver of the motorcycle was traveling north on Phillippe Parkway and Gail P. Speagle, 77, of Clearwater was traveling southbound in her 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Speagle then made a left hand turn onto Suncrest Drive and was struck on the passenger side by the motorcycle. Ferrer was ejected from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet. Deputies said alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. DUI driver arrested after multiple crashesLARGO A Bradenton man is in serious condition in a local hospital, guarded by Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies, after crashing into three vehicles about 11:21 p.m. Nov. 2 on 66th Street and Ulmerton Road in Largo. Joseph Johnson, 34, was arrested on four counts of DUI involving property damage, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, one count of DUI involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer. According to deputies, the incident began when citizens called to report they were following a suspected DUI driver. Witnesses reported a gold Cadillac was driving all over the roadway in the area of 66th Street and Ulmerton Road in Largo. Deputy Gregory Horton spotted the vehicle and began to follow it before activating his emergency equipment. The gold Cadillac, driven by Johnson, pulled into the wrong lanes of Ulmerton Road and headed westbound in the eastbound lanes sideswiping a Honda Pilot driven by James Mcannaly, 54, of Largo. Johnson then pulled back into the correct lanes and began heading westbound on Ulmerton Road. Horton then activated the emergency equipment and attempted to stop Johnson, but he sped away. A second deputy performed the Precision Immobilization Technique, stopping Johnson. However, as Horton started to approach Johnson he took off again, and this time he sideswiped Hortons cruiser. Johnson again went into the wrong lanes and headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of Ulmerton Road. At 66th Street and Ulmerton Road, Johnson crashed head-on into a Ford Explorer driven by Stanley Wilson, 32, of Largo, who was stopped at the red light westbound in the right lane of Ulmerton Road. The impact sent the Explorer into a Toyota Tacoma driven by William Davis and occupied by Sharon Glanton-Davis, 58, of Largo, who was stopped in the left lane westbound on Ulmerton Road. Johnson and Wilson were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries. No other persons were injured. Johnsons Cadillac and Wilsons Explorer were totaled as a result of the crash. Detectives seek armed robberPINELLAS PARK Pinellas County sheriffs detectives are seeking an armed robber wanted for shooting a woman about 2:25 p.m. Oct. 31 at the entrance to the Wagon Wheel Flea Market, 7801 Park Blvd., in unincorporated Pinellas Park. According to detectives, the victim, a 63-year-old woman, had pulled off of Park Boulevard into the front entrance area of the Wagon Wheel Flea Market to use her cell phone. While pulling back out onto Park Boulevard she was stopped waiting for traffic to clear when the suspect approached her. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded her money and purse. As he grabbed her purse through an open car window the victim tried to pull it back away. The suspect then opened fire, hitting the victim. He was last seen running north into the area of the flea market where K9 deputies and the Sheriffs Office helicopter were actively searching. The victim was able to drive a short distance west on Park Boulevard and stopped at the gas station located at 83rd Street for help. She was treated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries. At this point detectives and deputies are actively searching for the suspect described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, unshaven, medium height and build, last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, baseball cap and a backpack. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Pinellas County Sheriffs Office robbery/homicide detectives at 582-6200. Police beat Police beat
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Nov. 11, 1918 is generally regarded as the last day of the war to end all wars, according to an historical account found at the Department of Veterans Affairs website. The official end of World War I came months later, on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, and in 1926, Congress passed a resolution making the date and name official. In the resolution, legislators said the date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through goodwill and mutual understanding between nations. In 1938, Congress voted to add Armistice Day to the list of federal holidays. In 1939, World War II began and continued to 1945. American troops fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. And, America continued to observe Armistice Day in honor of those who served in World War I. Then in 1954, Congress approved requests to change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day. The holiday then became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Since that time, U.S. troops have fought in many wars and military actions, including the Vietnam War, Bay of Pigs, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf War and most recently, Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 where American service men and women still serve.Millions have answered call to dutyAccording to a fact sheet from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 21.8 million veterans living in the United States in 2010. Of that number, 9 million were age 65 or older and 1.7 million were younger than 35. Vietnam-era veterans total 7.6 million and represent 35 percent of all living veterans who served from 1964 to 1975. Another 4.8 million served during the Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990 to 2010; 2.1 million in World War II, 1941 to 1945; 2.6 million in the Korean War, 1950 to 1953; and 5.5 million served in peacetime. None of the 2 million who served in World War I is still alive. The last survivor, Frank W. Buckles, died Feb. 28, 2011 in West Virginia. He was 110. Three states were home to 1 million or more veterans in 2010. California had the most with 2 million, followed by Florida and Texas, each with 1.6 million. Pinellas County is home to more than 100,000 veterans, due in part to the Bay Pines VA Hospital, where the largest Veterans Day service takes place each year. Bay Pines has extended an invitation to all veterans, family, friends and the public to attend the 2011 service on Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., on the Bay Pines VA campus, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. The outdoors service is an opportunity to honor and thank the men and women who have served. Keynote speaker is retired Army Col. Mike Prendergast, executive director, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a Tampa native and served 31 years of active duty service as a military police officer, with multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as assignments in Africa, Europe and Asia. He culminated his military service with a tour at MacDill Air11/11/11: Events pay tribute to Pinellas veteransForce Base where he served on the staff of Gen. David Petraeus as the U.S. Central Command provost marshal. He retired from active duty on Oct. 1, 2009. Keswick Christian High School will perform various musical selections. The ceremony also will include a firing salute, taps performance and military vehicle display. Parking is available nearby and shuttles will provide transportation. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired.Other area ceremonies scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road. Call 733-4215. 7 p.m. at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. The event will feature special music, a color guard presentation and keynote speaker, Frank Correa, museum historian and senior docent from The Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo. Call 587-6775 or visit largoevents.com. 11 a.m. to noon at Veterans Park at Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Way. Sponsored by VFW Post 10098 and American Legion Post 238. Call 724-1572 or email special firstname.lastname@example.org. 11 a.m. at 250 Shore Drive E., Oldsmar. Call 813-749-1100.15th annual Veterans Boat ParadeOne of Pinellas Countys most unique observances is Saturday, Nov. 12. Residents and guests will line the Intracoastal Waterway to watch as the 15th annual Veterans Boat Parade sets sail to honor the United States Marine Corps. Opening ceremonies are at 10:45 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. Parade boats are scheduled to return at 1:30 p.m. to American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive in Madeira Beach. Organizers recommend Johns Pass, Holiday Isles Elks Lodge and Post 273 as good spots to watch and cheer passing boats. A U.S. Army landing craft will participate in the parade and moor Friday night at Johns Pass. The U.S. Navy, honored in 2010, also will participate with a landing craft and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will have boats in the parade. The Dolphin Quest will be the lead boat, carrying World War II veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors. Parade judges will be aboard Capt. Steve Tours 55-foot vessel Shamayem out of Madeira Beach. A video slideshow of the parade will be available for the public to view on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., at Post 273. For more information, call Capt. Shep at 3485116 or email captshep@Veter ansBoat Parade.org. Visit www. VeteransBoatParade.org.National observanceThe Veterans Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery commences precisely at 11 a.m. with the laying of the wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans organizations. For years, the national celebration has included the placing of a wreath on the Tomb of the UnThe 2011 Veterans Day poster from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.known Soldier to honor veterans who died in combat or after their service. The tradition started in 1921, when an unknown American World War I soldier was buried in Arlington Cemetery. An unknown soldier also was buried in places of honor in England and France. A service took place at 11 a.m., on 11/11 each year to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1958, two more unknown American soldiers, one from the Korean War and one from World War II, were buried next to the first soldier. In 1973, officials agreed that an unknown Vietnam War veteran should be buried beside the others; however, due to advanced DNA techniques, a soldier was not buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns until 1984. In 1988, that Vietnam soldier was identified and his body was moved and reburied by his family.2011 presidential proclamationAs law dictates, President Barack Obama issued a Veterans Day Proclamation on Nov. 2. On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to our veterans, to the fallen, and to their families. To honor their contributions to our nation, let us strive with renewed determination to keep the promises we have made to all who have answered our countrys call. As we fulfill our obligations to them, we keep faith with the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve our union, and with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which our republic was founded. Barack Obama Do you know a hidden hero?Did you always think of letting others know about that neighbor who once climbed Mount Everest, or the quiet bagger at the grocery store who saved a childs life? Maybe your hero is exceptional in a quieter way. There are so many amazing people in our midst. Help us share their stories by nominating a Hidden Hero. Call us at 397-5563.
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She would be a great fit for an active home where she will get lots of attention. Adopt Noel at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater. Call 797-7722. Visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.JediJedi is a 5-month-old male kitten. He is very friendly and sweet. He will do best with other pets in the family. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Call Pat at Second Chance For Strays, Inc. at 5359154. Visit www.secon dchanceforstrays.petfin der.com.TianaTiana is a 1-year-old brindle shepherd who weighs 36 pounds. She is very well behaved and follows commands like a real champ. She has a heart of gold, and is ready to go home with her new family. If you bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services, Tiana can be yours for the low fee of $25. Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Call 582-2600. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ani malservices/petfind.htm.PenelopePenelope is a lovely 4-year-old gray tabby who is a happy-go-lucky girl. She is very affectionate and loves her tummy rubbed. She wants to be in the middle of everything that is going on. Penelope has lived with other cats and dogs. Call Save Our Strays Inc. at 481-5262. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.The bad weight loss program: Thyroid disease in cats Life of RileyRiley is a 2-year-old golden retriever who lives with Tommy and Eileen Reynolds of Clearwater. Riley enjoys being the center of attention, playing ball in the backyard, and spending time with his two tabby feline brothers, Brooklyn and Coney. Like most goldens, he is 100 percent lovable and adores everyone. As our photo winner, Riley wins a $25 gift certificate to Whitneys Grooming and Pet Supplies in Pinellas Park. Our December photo winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Seminole Boulevard Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic. Send photos to csouthmayd@TBNweekly.com. The thyroid gland, located on the underside of the neck in animals, can be a source of problems for pet owners. Cats and dogs each tend toward opposite end of the spectrum with thyroid disease. Cats tend to get thyroid tumors, which produce too much thyroid hormone, leading to significant weight loss. Dogs tend to have under-active thyroids, causing weight gain. Either problem can have significant health effects for pets. Our feline companions commonly grow benign thyroid tumors, which produce excessive thyroid hormone, causing a cats metabolism to go into overdrive. These cats typically become voraciously hungry, and can eat almost constantly and still lose weight. Affected cats may also drink excessive water, vomit, have diarrhea, and become more vocal at night, waking up their owners with yowling. Left untreated, a persistently high thyroid level can cause heart damage, kidney damage, weakness and lethargy and severe high blood pressure, which can lead to blindness and further organ damage. Detecting a high level of thyroid hormone, often called T4, is done through a simple blood test. Many veterinarians now recommend screening older cats yearly for this disease, since the symptoms can be subtle in the early stages. On physical exam a veterinarian may notice an elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, a heart arrhythmia or feel a thyroid nodule, which will increase the level of suspicion. One reason thyroid tumors are becoming much more common in cats is because of the proliferation of flame retardants. Chemicals, called PBDEs, applied to upholstery and carpets may be linked to increasing the risk of thyroid tumors in cats. Luckily, the cancerous form of these tumors is uncommon. Excessive amounts of the T4 hormone, in cats can be managed in several ways. Medication (methimazole) can bring the thyroid level down, though it then must be given for the rest of the cats life. Regular monitoring should be done to ensure that the kitty is receiving the proper dose of medication. Surgery offers a more permanent solution. Since the thyroid gland is divided into two distinct halves, the side containing the tumor can be removed. Another option is to destroy the tumor by injecting the cat with radioactive iodine at a specialty hospital. While both of these remedies are permanent, new tumors can appear later. More recently, Hills Science Diet released a prescription food that helps to regulate thyroid disease as well. The severely iodine restricted food works well, but should be the only thing a cat eats. Thyroid disease is unfortunately very common in todays pet cats. Luckily, when caught early, the disease is very manageable. If your cat is losing weight while eating normally, make plans to give your kitty a check up with your local veterinarian right away!Dr. Michael Rumore is the owner of Lake Seminole Animal Hospital. Speaking of PetsMichael J. Rumore, DVM
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County Administrator Bob LaSala insists without changes, EMS millage rates will continue to rise and still there wont be enough money coming in to pay for the system. Commissioners approved a 46 percent hike in EMS ad valorem taxes for the current year to stop the bleeding from reserve funds. LaSala said without millage increases, and other modifications, reserves will be gone by 2013. A consultant hired by LaSala presented a plan that staff says will solve the problem. But, the stakeholders dont like it. Local firefighters offered an alternative plan, but the county says it wont work. Some municipalities, including Largo, Seminole and St. Pete Beach, have refused the firefighters request to speak. Others have endorsed transport by local fire departments. Its a difficult and complicated situation. An underlying thread is a special act passed by the state in 1980 that gives commissioners the authority to govern a countywide EMS system and levy ad valorem taxes to pay for it. The act includes several provisions that prohibit changes some say are necessary. A secondary undercurrent is a 1989 judgment by the courts after the city of St. Petersburg won a lawsuit against the county that prohibits changes to the method used to pay the 18 local fire departments and fire districts that provide advance life support (first responder) services. Last on the list of arguments is the use of a single private-party ambulance provider, doing business on behalf of the EMS Authority under the name of Sunstar. Firefighters want to take over that service and eliminate Sunstar. The county opposes firefighter transport partly because of the money Sunstar brings in to help pay for EMS. County officials also say that the firefighters plan is inefficient and more costly.Public hearing scheduledThe factions found sponsors for two local bills the legislative delegation will take to Tallahassee. The bills seek state approval to modify the 1980 special act governing the countys EMS Authority. The first bill, filed on behalf of county commissioners, seeks to change the funding method used to pay ALS providers. The second, requested by local firefighters, requires consolidation of advanced life support and emergency medical services and elimination of the countys private ambulance provider. The bill also supports a funding formula based on average actual costs. Rep. Peter Nehr and Sen. Jack Latvala are sponsoring the countys bill. Rep. Ed Hooper and Latvala are sponsors of the firefighters bill. Latvala, who is chair of the county legislative delegation, scheduled a public hearing Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2 to 4:30 p.m., in the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 79th Ave. N. Local legislators want to hear opinions on the two bills from county officials, emergency management staff from agencies throughout the county, as well as the public. Pinellas County is unique in that we have 24 municipalities as well as the unincorporated areas. Within our borders, we have 14 law enforcement agencies, 19 municipal and independent special district fire departments and Sunstar, Latvala said in his meeting announcement. Our citizens deserve the best service that we can provide to them, especially in a traumatic situation. When someone dials 911, they are already in a dire state. It is my hope that we can discuss these bills and determine the best course of action so that we can continue to provide our citizens with the top-notch EMS service they deserve. Persons interested in speaking on the issue should call Latvalas district office at 556-6500 or email Latvala.firstname.lastname@example.org. Speaker request forms are available at www.pinellascounty.org/delegation.About the two bills and plansCommissioners started their Oct. 25 meeting an hour earlier than usual to allow firefighters to present their plan to improve EMS using a model with transport by local fire departments. The presentation preceded a 9 a.m. work session on EMS that included a presentation by Mic Gunderson with Integral Performance Solutions, the countys consultant, as well as a staff presentation on their take on the situation. LaSala and staff support the IPS plan and are opposed to the fire-Local legislators jump into talks about EMS funding The debate continues whether or not it is time for local fire departments to provide ambulance service instead of a private company contracted by Pinellas County government.fighters proposal. The commission, as a whole, has not endorsed either plan; however, it did give support for the local bill to amend state law allowing the EMS Authority to set the level of service to be met by EMS providers. Discussion of the bills was on the agenda, but due to previously scheduled noon meeting with the Legislative Delegation time ran out. A summary analysis provided by staff explains the two bills. The countys bill asks for an amendment that would confirm the EMS Authoritys power to establish levels of service that providers would be required to meet. It also removes service levels in place since Jan. 1, 1989. Fire departments and fire districts would be allowed to provide a higher level of service at their own expense. Providers would no longer be paid full reimbursements of cost associated with their service, but would be given reasonable and customary costs instead. The opposing bill that supports the plan from Capt. Jim Millican with Lealman Fire Rescue and Lt. Scott Sanford, firefighter and paramedic with Palm Harbor Rescue, calls for an amendment to require consolidation of ALS and EMS services in favor of fire-based transport, including 911 and non-emergency. Sunstar would be eliminated. The county would continue to provide some centralized services, such as administration. The plan and supporting bill does not ask for a change to the current approach of dual response using paramedics as first responders, according to a staff report. It does change how providers are paid and it supports priority dispatch, which the county has been trying to implement for some time. The only real difference between the two plans and their supporting bills is transport ambulance service. Should transport be done by one provider under control by the county or should local fire departments and fire districts take on ambulance service. County staff says the firefighters plan would cost taxpayers $25 million more than the consultants plan. It would cost $14 million more than the current system and provide no guaranteed performance standards, staff said. Sanford said the plan would save money and allow service providers to maintain a higher level of service than the countys mandated 7.5 minutes 90 percent of the time. He said the IPS plan increases the cost of EMS, reduces the level of ALS service and reduces the level of fire service. The IPS plan recommends that the county eliminate 23 rescue units and use fire engines instead. Theres a reason for 23 rescues in the system and it evolved over time, Sanford said. Theres a need for the rescues. They are less expensive to operate. He said a fire engine costs $500,000 to buy dependent on equipment compared to a rescue unit priced at $150,000. Fire engines also are harder to maneuver through neighborhoods and in traffic. The county argues the firefighters plan would require hiring at least 200 new employees. In prior presentations, Sanford and Millican have said employees of Sunstar would probably be hired by providers needing more staff for transport service. County staff said most providers pay better than Sunstar, thus increasing payroll, benefits and pension costs. High payroll, benefit packages and pension costs are a primary reason funding EMS has become more difficult over time is another argument made by county staff. They say that as long as service providers can set their own ALS budgets, inequities will remain in the system. Some say the countys plan to change how it pays providers shifts the burden of cost to the municipalities and doesnt really provide savings for taxpayers. The city of St. Petersburg stands to lose the most funding and opposes the new plan. The two sides discussed their differences on Oct. 31 and talks are expected to continue.Support for fire department transportPinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue sent a letter to commissioners Sept. 22 informing them of the intent to pass a resolution saying the district does not support the IPS plan and strongly recommends against renewing the contract with Sunstar. The Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District believes that the provision of EMS transport functions by current local fire department providers is an idea that deserves legitimate consideration and meaningful dialogue, wrote James G. Mortellite, chair of the PSF&RD board. The city of Pinellas Park passed a resolution Sept. 22 supporting emergency medical care first response and ambulance transport by the fire service of Pinellas Park. The Fire Chiefs Association passed a resolution Aug. 31 in support of the Sanford-Millican plan, requesting that it be implemented on Oct. 1, 2012. South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen Peters told commissioners Oct. 25 that she lacked confidence in the IPS plan. She said after meeting with LaSala and the countys staff her confidence had been further reduced. She also said she did not feel any confidence from the board in support of the consultants proposals. She asked commissioners to slow down and consider carefully. Lives are at stake, she said. Commissioner Karen Seel wants to create a task force to study the situation. For years, Seel and other commissioners have requested that EMS and fire service be considered together instead of two separate systems.
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I didnt know for sure, said driver Micheal Thomas, but it just seemed like more people were riding this year. With the numbers now official, the suspicions of Thomas and his colleagues have been confirmed: More rides were taken on PSTA vehicles in 20102011 than ever in the 108 years of public transportation service in Pinellas County 13,103,206 rides to be exact. Its clear evidence of the value Pinellas County citizens place on public transit, especially during this economic recession, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. More people than ever are relying on PSTA to get to their jobs, access medical services, get to the store, or hopefully to apply for a new job. Most recently, PSTA launched its new Central Avenue Trolley, offering a one-seat, non-transfer ride from Pass-a-Grille to the St. Petersburg Pier and ridership in the first three weeks is already exceeding expectations. Hopefully, we can continue to roll out new and improved public transit options like the Central Avenue Trolley. In the coming year, PSTA will be launching its first comprehensive transportation planning effort in two decades to redesign the PSTA bus system and make it even better so we can break even more records, Miller said. PSTA is planning to seek substantial public input over the coming year as part of its planning initiative. For more information, visit www.psta.net or call the PSTA InfoLine at 540-1900.Countys mobile medical unit makes its debutCLEARWATER Its been rolling into the parking lots of homeless shelters and outreach centers throughout Pinellas County since mid-August, serving the primary medical needs of this areas homeless and indigent population. Recently, Pinellas Countys new Mobile Medical Unit made its official debut outside of the Pinellas County Courthouse Complex in downtown Clearwater. The doors opened, not to give medical exams, but to welcome elected officials, community partners and county staff who came by for an open house and dedication ceremony of this new, fourth generation vehicle. The new unit is taller than previous versions. Expandable sides give staff much more room inside. Additional room means extra equipment and the ability to better serve the areas less advantaged population. We can serve more people at the same time, said Pinellas County Health and Human Services Health Care Administrator Lynn Kiehne, who was on hand for the dedication. We have two fully functional exam rooms. We also can do labs (draw blood) in the van because we have a lab drawing station. The van has its own bathroom, which was always a challenge with the old van, and we have two separate spaces for case managers to really work with the homeless on any other social service issues that they have, so we have a lot more capacity and a lot more space. Full medical teams go out with the vehicle, including a physician or physicians assistant, nurses, case managers, eligibility staff and clerical support. Case managers assist in helping visitors access other benefits to which they may be entitled, such as bus passes or other social service provisions. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSPinellas Countys newest mobile medical unit is serving more patients than ever due to increased space and capabilities.Teams can treat a variety of physical ailments as well as dental or mental health concerns. The numbers add up to more than 2,500 unduplicated homeless patients being treated annually for immediate and ongoing health issues. Treatment at the MMU can help avoid future trips to local emergency rooms at the taxpayers expense. What we have found is that without the van many homeless people go nowhere, or they go to the emergency room when something comes up, Kiehne said. ER care is generally more expensive since patients illnesses are usually more advanced due to the lack of preventive or primary care. The homeless cant pay, so the costs are usually passed along to all of us. So, the MMU is really saving taxpayer dollars by treating citizens earlier in the disease process and hopefully avoiding the ER. The new MMU cost about $420,000 off the showroom floor; it was primarily funded with grants obtained through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The program itself operates on $845,000 annually with partial funding coming from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. To Pinellas Countys homeless and indigent population, its the ultimate medical house call. To Pinellas County taxpayers, the Mobile Medical Unit offers that all-important ounce of prevention to stave off an expensive pound of cure further on down the road.
The past few weeks have been extremely active as far as the weather is concerned. A barrage of cold fronts has been knocking us in the chin every four to five days. Luckily, these fronts havent been as severe as the initial one we received the second week of October, which pretty much squashed any hope of a good fall kingfish run. However, these last few fronts have brought a substantial amount of wind and as anglers we know how much the wind affects our game plan. If the winds lighten up be ready to go offshore for grouper and if its blowin, stay inshore for redfish and gator trout. Shallow water gag grouper fishing has been excellent the past couple of weeks, depths as shallow as 30 feet have produced nice gag grouper. Target small ledges and areas of hard bottom for gags, anchoring and fishing with frozen sardines will create the activity necessary to draw the active gag grouper to your location. Typically, the sardines will only produce grunts and undersized red grouper, however, dont be surprised when a big gag grabs your bait. Once you catch a gag or two, even if their too small, drop down a big pinfish. This should entice the bigger fish into biting. In these shallower depths, the fish will fight you all the way to the surface and often make a couple of runs back to the bottom. So backing off the drag a bit once you have the fish up off the bottom will lessen your chance at a pulled hook. Inshore, redfish and gator trout have been reliable targets on the extreme low tides that have been brought on by the persistent north winds. Fan casting a top water plug first thing in the morning, like a Zara-Spook, will allow you to locate the reds and trout. Then either switch to a soft plastic jig or fresh cut bait on the bottom. I have been pleasantly surprised with how many big trout weve caught this past week; one day in particular we had 10 trout over 21 inches. All but one was taken on cut bait on the bottom. Go figure. I would definitely recommend circle hooks in order to lessen the chance of gut hooking. The big trout arent nearly as tough as the reds and its depressing seeing them belly up behind the boat. Until next week get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Leader, November 10, 2011 50 Dealers Free AdmissionSunday, November 13, 2011 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Rain Date Sunday, November 20, 2011 Parking in Designated AreasAntique Alley580 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs for info call 727-581-6585See You There!Antique Alleys Fall Antique Show 111011 110311 FREENew Patient Special(D1110, D0150, D0274, D210) New patients Only. With this coupon. Not valid w/other offers or prior services. 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LargoOPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 13 1-4pm Sports news?Tampa Bay Newspapers prints pictures of Little League, baseball, football, soccer and sports teams as a community service. Submissions can either be dropped off at our office or mailed or emailed to us. Please identify all team members, from left to right, and list where they are from, such as Largo, Seminole, etc. The Largo Leader is published by Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Email editorial@TBNweekly.com.Egmont Key Alliance to host Discover the IslandThe Egmont Key Alliance will present Discover the Island 2011 on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Egmont Key State Park. The departure point for attendees will be Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde. The event will feature Civil War reenactors, self-guided walks with interpretive sites, childrens games, a silent auction and a 153-year-old lighthouse. Hot dogs, water and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Shuttle boats will leave from Fort De Soto Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the last boat returning to Fort De Soto at 4 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online or at the departure point. The event raises funds for the Egmont Key Alliance, a citizen support organization dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. Call 524-6595 or visit www.egmontkey.info.Philippe to host nature walkSAFETY HARBOR A guided nature walk will be offered Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway. The hike is limited to 12 participants. Attendees will learn park history while exploring nature. Participants should meet at the Philippe gravesite at 9 a.m. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen a hat and insect repellant are recommended. Reservations will be accepted through the Friday prior to the hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 669-1947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce preschool children to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Weedon to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturdays, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closed-toe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonis landpreserve. org.Weedon to host lecture on Maya textsST. PETERSBURG As part of the Archaeology Lecture Series, a program on re-creating the cosmos will be presented Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 to 8 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the cycles of time and the creation episodes in prehispanic Maya texts from Gabrielle Vail, Ph.D. The free presentation will include a discussion of 2012 and what it represents as the end of a long cycle of time for the Maya. Advance registration is requested. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Weedon to host Gopher Trail RunST. PETERSBURG The Friends of Weedon Island will sponsor the Gopher Weedon Trail Run on Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This 7K run will benefit Weedon Island Preserve. Registration is free. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. Weedon to host photography hikeST. PETERSBURG A photography hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Weedon to host coral reef programST. PETERSBURG A program on coral reefs will be presented Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 to 8 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free program will be presented by Pam Hallock Muller of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. 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Binoculars will be available. Advance registration is required. Call 4536500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursdays, Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 582-2100 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Brooker to host bird hikeTARPON SPRINGS The Birds of Brooker hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will hike to observe and collect data on the fall migratory songbirds flocking to the preserve. Closed-toe shoes, water and a hat are recommended. Attendees also may bring binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. The free hike is best suited for adults. Advance registration is required. Call 4536800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.Brooker to host guided hikeTARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturdays, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome, although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brook ercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Brooker to host native plant hikeTARPON SPRINGS A native plant hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. This special hike led by the Brooker Creek hike guides will expose visitors to the diverse native plant life found in the preserve and the natural communities they inhabit. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a hat. The hike is best suited for ages 6 and older. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit www.brookercreek preserve.org.Brooker to host extended hikeTARPON SPRINGS A guided hike will be offered Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Cooler temperatures and shorter winter days bring about many changes and a good time for a brisk walk along one of the preserves longer trails. Hikers may walk 2.8 to 4 miles, depending on trail conditions. The hike is best suited for ages 12 and older. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Preregistration is required. Visit www. brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800.Safe boating will be a monthly column provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.On Feb. 28, 2009, four friends, who were stronger and healthier than most of us, left Clearwater Pass on their 21-foot boat for a day of fishing. Only one returned after he was rescued by the Coast Guard following an exhaustive search that lasted almost 48 hours. As with many tragic accidents, this one could almost certainly have been avoided by simply being aware of inherent dangers in boating. The following are some basic things boaters need to be aware of to operate safely. 1. Pay attention to the weather. As serious as bad weather can be on land, it will usually be more dangerous if you are out on the water. High winds, lightening, and heavy seas, among many other things, can develop rapidly and threaten your life and those of all on board a boat. You need not only respect the sea, but respect the weather. Check your marine weather radio and local newscasts every time before you take your boat out. 2. If you go off-shore, get an EPIRB. An Emergency PositionIndicating Radio Beacons may save your life. They are available online and at most local boating equipment stores. They can range in cost from about $350 to well over $1,000 depending on how much you wish to spend, but no matter what the cost, off shore boaters cant afford to be without one. They can literally mean the difference between life and death on the seas. Some EPIRBs activate automatically and can provide the Coast Guard with an almost instantanous readout of your exact location. In the best of conditions, people in the water can be difficult for rescuers to see, and in heavy seas they can be almost impossible to locate, unless you have an EPIRB. 3. File a oat plan! This is a lot simpler than it sounds and basically is letting someone you know what your plans are and how to contact you. You can download and print out of the U.S. Coast Guard approved float plan at www.floatplancentral.org. You can complete all of the basic information on the form before you print it, then simply write in the information on your individual baoting trips. In addition, the download contains a boating emergency guide. 4. Learn basic boating and safety skills. While experienced and trained boaters can and do make mistakes, I am astonished at the incompetence of many people at the helm of a boat. Unless you have the knowledge and skill to handle a boat and any of the hundreds of things that can go wrong, it can and often does lead to unnecessary property damage, injury and often the loss of life. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in St. Petersburg offers a free (OK you have to pay for the text book) 12-week Boating Skills and Seamanship course on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9. If you are a new boater or an experienced one that would like a refresher course, or just want to learn about boating, there can be few better ways to spend two hours a week. For more information or to register for the free course please go to this website: www.cgaux.org/boatinged/classes/2011/bss.php Just do it. It may save your life and those of your family and friends. Enough said.Loren D. Reuter is a flotilla staff officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Petersburg. Give bloodOne blood donation can help save the lives of up to three patients. In the Tampa Bay area, 38 hospitals and 80 ambulatory care centers count on us for whole blood, blood products and services, and we must collect more than 750 pints of this gift of life every day, just to meet the needs of our neighbors in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties. Visit www.fbsblood.org Safe boatingLoren D. Reuter tragedy serves as a reminder for all types of boaters
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They are accepting consignments and are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Vermont moving company expands to FloridaLARGO Action Moving and Storage Inc. an Atlas interstate agent has expanded its moving company to a new location in Largo. Based in Colchester, Vt., Action Moving and Storage now serves the central Florida market and joins over 500 Atlas agents across the United States and Canada. Its a pleasure to welcome another high-quality location into the Atlas family, said Steve Hermann, vice president of agency development at Atlas Van Lines, in a press release. With access to Atlas more than 500 agents, Action Moving and Storage will be able to offer its customers in Florida the same world class service their Vermont customers have become accustomed to. Action Moving and Storage provides full-service local and international moving, as well as packing, shipping, logistics and storage. In addition, the new office in Florida offers 9,700 square feet of warehouse storage space.Ruth Eckerd Hall names president and CEOCLEARWATER Rick Bouchard, chairman of Ruth Eckerd Halls board of directors, recently announced the appointment of Zev Buffman as president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. Ruth Eckerd Hall conducted a national search to fill the position, said Bouchard in a press release. Zevs career and background in theater, performing arts centers, Broadway, professional sports and sports arenas, amphitheaters, film and television, have given him a broad understanding and appreciation for all of the entertainment arts. He brings a unique legacy and success to lead Ruth Eckerd Hall. We are pleased someone of such great stature has joined our highly qualified team at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Prior to joining Ruth Eckerd Hall, Buffman was president and CEO of the RiverPark Center of Performing Arts in Owensboro, Ky., where, over the past eight years, he helped turn the remote outpost into a major entertainment hub. His many responsibilities included director on Kentucky Arts Council Board, director on the new Louisville Arena Board, and president and CEO of International Mystery Writers Festival. The New Mystery Festival earned Buffmans new plays four Edgar nominations, an Edgar Award and last years coveted Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America in New York City. During the early 1960s while still in college, Buffman brought his first musical to Broadway. He has produced more than 40 Broadway shows and 100 National Tours. His many Broadway hits include Andrew Lloyd Webbers Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its first run on Broadway. He also introduced Elizabeth Taylor in her Broadway debut of The Little Foxes, Dustin Hoffman in Jimmy Shine and the official Broadway revivals of Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Brigadoon and Peter Pan. Buffman has had 29 Tony Award nominations, won the New York Drama Critics award for Best Musical, was awarded the very first Florida Ambassador of the Arts, the Distinguished Achievement Award from Wharton School of Business, Entertainer of the Year award from the governor of Louisiana, and the Decade Achievers Award from the National Polo Association. Ruth Eckerd Hall is one of the most acclaimed performing arts centers in the United States, and Im very happy to be joining such a prestigious venue, Buffman said. They have assembled a tremendous staff and with them I hope to bring new measures of success to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Buffman will join Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. in January 2012. Pinellas Federal Credit Union Roosevelt branch opensCLEARWATER Pinellas Federal Credit Union hosted a grand opening for the Roosevelt Branch Nov. 4, at 15201 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 113. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a prize wheel and lunch. Attendees included members of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pinellas Federal Credit Union board of directors, Pinellas Federal Credit Union executive management and staff and Largo city officials. In 2011, Pinellas Federal Credit Union was named by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions as Federal Credit Union of the Year in the category of credit unions with under $150 million in assets. Pinellas Federal Credit Union has more than $84 million in assets and six branches throughout Pinellas and in Pasco County serving more than 13,000 members. Grimaldis Pizzeria to open Clearwater locationCLEARWATER Grimaldis Pizzeria will open its newest location in December in the Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N. We are very excited to open Grimaldis at the Countryside Mall in Clearwater, said Joe Ciolli, Grimaldis president and CEO, in a press release. We believe that Grimaldis brings to Clearwater a unique dining experience that encourages guests to create memorable moments with family and friends. This opening represents our fourth new restaurant opening in Florida during 2011. We are on track to open additional restaurants in Florida in 2012. Grimaldis Pizzeria currently has 21 locations across the United States, including Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and its flagship stores in New York City. St. Petersburg Times to become Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG In a move to better describe the newspaper it has already become, the St. Petersburg Times will change its name to Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 1, 2012. The Times is the largest newspaper in Florida because it has found a large audience throughout the Tampa Bay region. Three-fourths of Times readers live outside St. Petersburg. Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash predicted the change also would reinforce the areas identity, both locally and across the nation. We are putting our own greatest asset our good name toward the future of the Tampa Bay region, Tash said in a press release. The Tampa Bay Times will remain independent and locally owned by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, based in St. Petersburg. The St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa will be renamed the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It is home to the NHLs Tampa Bay Lightning, and it will be the site for the 2012 Republican National Convention. The newspapers philanthropic fund, which awards grants and college scholarships, will become the Tampa Bay Times Fund Inc. Times Publishing first used the new name in 2004, when it launched tbt* Tampa Bay Times, a free tabloid for young adults. tbt* will remain free and published as an edition of the Tampa Bay Times. For information, visit www.tampabay.com/newname.USAmeriBank set to open new branch in BelleairBELLEAIR BLUFFS Continuing to grow its presence in Pinellas County, USAmeriBank will open a branch in Belleair Bluffs in November. The branch, at 2781 West Bay Drive, will be the banks eighth location. The opening, paired with the opening earlier this year of its downtown St. Petersburg branch, means USAmeriBank now has four locations in Pinellas. Initially, the Belleair Bluffs branch will employ five people. In line with USAmeriBanks maxim to build banks around people, veteran Tampa Bay area banker Christina Dickson will lead the team as branch manager. Dickson was most recently with TD Bank, where she was regional operations officer for the Tampa Bay area. Dickson also spent time as a branch manager for TD in Largo, and earlier in her career had a decade of experience with Regions Bank. She has deep roots in the community, was born and raised in Pinellas, is a graduate of the University of South Florida, and is involved with the Clearwater Library Foundation and the Rotary Club of Belleair. John Cook will serve as assistant manager. Cook worked with Northern Trust for 10 years and is also extremely knowledgeable about the Belleair market.Spowart appointed chief marketing officer of PODSCLEARWATER PODS Enterprises Inc., a national leader in the moving and storage industry, recently appointed George Spowart as chief marketing officer at the companys corporate headquarters in Clearwater. Spowart, who began his career at PODS as marketing director in 2007, has served as the companys interim CMO since March 2011. Over the past four years, Spowart has been integral in defining the strategic direction for PODS branding and communications across its network of corporate and franchise locations. George has done an exemplary job as the interim CMO and I am confident he will continue to successfully lead the marketing team, said Tom Ryan, PODS chief executive officer, in a press release. George will continue to focus on our strategy and prioritize all efforts on exceeding our targeted customers expectations and build a solid platform for our long-term plan. Prior to joining PODS, Spowart worked as a senior vice president in account management for advertising agencies including Allen and Gerritsen, Greenberg Seronick OLeary and Partners. WEATHERwww.TBNweekly.com
Viewpoints 13A Leader, November 10, 2011 Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. Madeira Beach city commissioners have only themselves to blame for the turmoil facing their government. The departure of top employees in Madeira Beach government and the inability for city commissioners to replace them in a prudent manner are telltale signs that poor decision making and divisiveness have run amuck. Over the past several months, the city has lost a finance director, human resources director, community development manager, public works manager and a city manager. Lacking stability in their government, the commission asked Fire Chief Bill Mallory to serve as interim fire chief. Under criticism, mostly from Commissioners Robin Vander Velde and Nancy Oakley, Mallory resigned last month after 33 weeks at the helm. He noted the unorthodox level of hostility increasingly growing with each board meeting in a letter to Mayor Travis Palladeno. Mallory deserves praise for taking on such a thankless job in a difficult situation. His resignation was followed by another troubling decision, a 3-1 vote to name Jim Madden, a former city manager, as the citys new interim city manager. Madden has filed a lawsuit against the city over the compensation package given to former City Manager W.D. Higginbotham Jr. That puts the commission and other city officials in an awkward position, to say the least. Commissioner Terry Lister, who voted against hiring Madden, said I dont think thats a good way to do business. Agreed. Madden said he would suspend but not drop the lawsuit while he served as city manager; thats hardly reassuring especially for the stewards of the taxpayers money, the city commissioners. Rather than create more issues that cause divisiveness among the commission and their constituents, commissioners should have excluded Madden from the hiring process and pursued a fresh start with an experienced administrator who doesnt have ties to the citys government. Granted, finding such an administrator, whether for an interim period or the long term, presents problems. Many potential applicants are likely to be reluctant to take the reins, after reading about recent controversy involving personnel changes in Madeira Beach. Moving forward, commissioners should find a common ground in the selection of the next city manager, to prevent split votes that may scare off any good candidates for the job. They should avoid interfering with the operations of the day-today operations of city manager, which is a fundamental concept in the city manager form of government. Over the years, Madeira Beach politics and issues have been volatile, no matter who is serving in office. Disagreements and heated discussions sometimes have led to positive change. But when commissioners direction and decisions lead to the perception that city government is dysfunctional, commissioners need to evaluate their own actions and avoid making knee-jerk decisions pertaining to personnel. Quite simply, they should build by consensus. Lets see whos on hand to dish up the news this evening. Oh, look, its Connie. Shes got her hooker costume on, the one with the net stockings and the vampire bow at her generous waistline. And sure enough, her co-anchor is Chip, the fallenaway Eagle Scout with the wicked grin. What a pair. Both out of high school at least two years and already able to tell us the significance of our upcoming war with Pakistan. Connie, breathless, says, We open with breaking news out of our Scranton bureau, where a resident has been charged with burning trash in a backyard barrel. Our reporter, Jed Hinks is there. Looks like serious stuff, Jed. Right you are, Connie. A neighbor reported the fire two hours ago, and police and fire officials have been on the scene ever since. I spoke with Deputy Buck Danster. Deputy Danster: The fire was quickly extinguished, and we apprehended the perpetrator in his kitchen. He gave us no resistance, and is being held under $50 bail at police headquarters. We will release his name tomorrow at his arraignment. Thank you, Deputy. Now heres a comment from Ray Jaggles, the alert neighbor who called the police. Mr. Jaggles Jaggles looks like the husband on The King of Queens, only rounder and dumber. I uz clippin my toenails on my back stoop, when I look up and seen this smoke comin out of the barrel. So I called 911. Tell him what a fine citizen he is, Jed. Sure enough, Jed does it. Youre a fine citizen, Mr. Jaggles. Act modest, Ray. Be humble. I dont know about that. I just did what anyone else woulda done, Bo said. Back to you at the studio, Chip. Chip says, What an exciting piece of breaking news. Now lets turn to weatherman Arlee Farnsworth. Chip cant just make the segue simple. Hes got to give Arlee a handle: Well, Arlee, looks like that cold front moving in from Buffalo preceded by sleet and fog will bring trouble for tomorrow mornings rush hour, wouldnt you say? Right you are, replies Arlee. (Arlee, whos a wimp, doesnt ever think of saying, Chip, I wish to God youd stop stealing half of my #@!! weather forecast before I even utter a !!* word!). No, to show anger would be human and understandable. TV people arent allowed to be human while on camera. They must instead be perky and chummy. The trash fire and weather take up four minutes, which means its now time for six minutes of commercials. And here they come. First is the insufferable Geico pitchman with his How much wood would a woodchuck chuck? I would gladly stick a pine cone in his ear. Then comes the old guy riding the stairway lift up to his second floor, smiling, unaware that by the time he reaches the top of the stairs his bladder will burst and hell be 84 years old instead of 82, his age when the stairlift ride began. No newscast would be complete without a drug pitch or two. First one is for Clanustan, the miracle pill that clears your brain of clogging. The cheerful guy in the white coat says, Use Clanustan, and make your cerebellum free of all clumps and crags. But for Gods sake dont take it if youre diabetic, pregnant, Lutheran, half-Sioux, married to a poker player, or have just returned from a cruise to Jamaica. If you do, you may experience dizziness, conniptions and the notion that Betty White is pointing a pistol at you and demanding sexual favors. Ask your doctor about Clanustan. Chances are weve paid him off and hell quickly give you a prescription. The next ad is for toilet paper (now referred to as bathroom tissue). It shows a mother bear lecturing her two cubs. Kiddies, we know what all bears do in the woods, but some of them are not really clean afterwards. You want to be clean, dont you? So always use our brand of tissue, without fail. Use an entire roll each time, if need be. And dont worry about leaving the soiled tissue scattered all over the forest behind you. Let the humans worry about that. You can bet your squeaky clean bums the humans dont worry about us bears. The newscast ends with a weekly In-Depth Report, given by Reuben Mars. This week features an analysis of illegal immigration. Reuben tells us, Latest figures indicate that Dominican field hands tend to harvest cabbages 7.6 percent faster than do Mexican workers.Connie interrupts with, Wow, Reuben, thanks for that detailed look at a complex issue. Times up, folks. See you again at 11.Bob Driver was a longtime columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Grump watches the 6 p.m. newsPreserve historic treasuresEditor: My husband and I live right across the yard from the Belleview Biltmore and purchased 10 years ago this property for the ambience it offered. We have enjoyed many personal, as well as business, occasions in the beautiful hotel and are amazed that there should be any consideration given as to the hotels destruction. We have spent time in San Diego (where they renovated the historic, Victorian Del Coronado Hotel) and my husband is a native to Florida and recalls when he was in service going to the historic Don CeSar Hotel, which was utilized, at that time, for medical services. There are many national historic landmark hotels, such as The Grand on Mackinaw Island, and our own local Vinoy which is another example of what can be done with a beautiful, historic treasure. These hotels, like the Biltmore, have been visited by U.S. presidents, world-renowned entertainers, and countless families for well over a century. Most of the complaints from residents on our Biltmore 21 acre property stem from the lack of repair to the hotels roof. If the Town Commission would use that $187,000 that they have collected from the $250 a day fine to the owner for neglect, they could remedy this problem therefore giving more time to find a buyer. I think it is interesting to note that the website dedicated to the Biltmore properties does not even mention the hotel let alone show it as being for sale. If as much honest effort was being set forth to the saving of the hotel as there is being given to the destruction of it (for personal gain?) we would have our National Treasure secured. Karmen and T.C. Hayes Belleair Candidates cast aside truthfulnessEditor: Is truthfulness no longer a valuable asset for a politician running for office? It seems to me that this keystone of ethics followed by our founders, George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson has been thrown aside in favor of half truths, positions that vary to obtain voters, spinning some of the truth to get votes, and flip-flopping on thoughts one has presented before. The only politician in recent times that has lived up to his campaign promises that I remember is Gov. Rick Scott. But then one could say he was not a politician before he ran for governor. Where is the character of these persons running for office? Do they deem us too ignorant to understand the truth, or too naive to understand it. Dont they realize we know persons running for office can and have made mistakes? We understand this and these mistakes can make one stronger as long at they are not repeated, as he or she advances it in the political spectrum. I am not attributing this lack of truth to one party or individual. It prevails throughout our political system, and so far the public has accepted it. But for those reading this piece, the greatest attribute I will look for is honesty in a politician, and a real concern for this country as it grows in the future. I hope the majority follows this basic tenet. Honesty of the candidate and a well thought out plan for this country, reducing debt and lowering unemployment, should be of greatest concern before casting your vote. That vote for that individual will put trust back into our government. What caused this latest thought? It was Herman Cain, whom I have worked with in the past, saying that he was never guilty of sexual harassment and then back sliding into yes he had two suits brought against him while at National Restaurant News and both were closed by a settlement. Closely following that bte noire was the revelation that Congress had not read the Obama Health Care package, before signing it. President Obama did not deem it necessary to give us the cost of this package. The president did not tell us of the tax increases in that bill. Mitt Romney, not to be left out, has seemed to flip-flop on several issues. A final word to all politicians: Please put truth back into your public pronouncements. Earn our respect and you will get our votes, and respect. Victor Wood Indian Rocks Beach Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is finally rotting in the ground, ending the unsavory spectacle of his bloody corpse on public display in a refrigerated vegetable locker. A guy like him was lucky not to end up with his head on a stake. He was a terrible man who, like Saddam Hussein, came to a terrible end. This overdue event would never have happened without air support from the United States and the commitment of President Barack Obama, whose strategy was lambasted from day one by the usual windbags. Amazingly, the overthrow of Gadhafi required no American invasion and long-term occupation. It took only a few months, and was carried out by the Libyan people, not a foreign power. Most importantly, it didnt cost trillions of dollars and the lives of 4,400 American troops (and of more than 100,000 civilians). After eight and a half costly years, were finally getting out of Iraq. We accomplished more in Libya by not going in. In the months following the 9/11 attacks, when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were looking around for an oppressed Muslim country to attack, they didnt choose Libya. It would have been a more defensible choice, and they could easily have put out a similar story about imaginary weapons of mass destruction. (Gadhafi had the same number of those as Saddam did: zero). But heres what Libya had that Iraq didnt: an actual history of terrorism against the United States, specifically the cowardly slaughter of American citizens. Pan Am flight 103 from London to New York was blown up by a luggage bomb on Dec. 21, 1988, over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. The death toll was 270, including 189 Americans. The horrific and unprecedented scope of the attack aimed at innocents aboard a commercial jumbo jet began a new chapter of carnage for global terrorists. From early on, Libya was suspected of approving and funding the plot. Gadhafi had been open in his contempt for the United States following several incidents in the Gulf of Sidra. He was believed to have ordered the 1986 bombing of a German nightclub that was a popular gathering spot for U.S. soldiers. In retaliation, then-President Ronald Reagan sent U.S. warplanes from a British airbase to bomb Tripoli and Benghazi. Gadhafi claimed that the attack killed an adopted young daughter. Ultimately, two Libyans were convicted in the Pan Am 103 conspiracy, although it wasnt until 2003 that the Gadhafis regime admitted responsibility. Eventually the country offered $1.5 billion in compensation for families of the victims. These were not acts of the heart, or even remorse. They were part of a deal to resurrect Libyas standing in the international community by having the United Nations lift trade sanctions. It worked. In 2008, then-President Bush signed an order shielding Libya from future terror-related lawsuits and ending all current claims. A State Department spokesman said it was the first step toward a continued and expanding U.S.-Libyan partnership. Many who lost loved ones on Pan Am 103 werent cheering the new arrangement. It did seem rather astounding, a diplomatic stamp of forgiveness for an unforgivable act. And all this unfolded during our sixth year of occupation in Iraq, where we were supposedly installing democracy and freedom in the region. Saddam Hussein, the thug we drove from power, had never launched a terror mission against one of our airliners. The guy who did was not only still in power, he was our new trade partner. Was it possible that, over all those years, the volatile Gadhafi had morphed into a mellow, tolerant and beneficent leader? Was there a new, kinder and gentler Moammar at the helm? Nope. He was still a blathering, hateful nut job who ruled Libya with an iron fist. The only difference was that he apparently gave up his ambition to be a kingpin of international terrorism. Over the past year, as the Mideast boiled restlessly, the breadth of Gadhafis unpopularity at home was made evident by those he so ruthlessly ruled. Obama saw an opening and he took it. Using NATO was smart. So was the decision to keep U.S. troops off the ground. Providing air power and intelligence to the rebels was critical, but not risk-free. Some top advisers in the Pentagon advised the president not to do it, fearing the effort would fall short and that Gadhafis forces would prevail. Now some of the Republican presidential contenders are saying Obama waited too long and didnt do enough. Meanwhile, in Libya, celebrations of Gadhafis downfall continue. Putting together a new government in Tripoli wont be easy, but at least the task is in the hands of the people and not foreign soldiers of occupation. Our soldiers. This is no small accomplishment. A truly crazed person is gone from power, a person who bankrolled what was, until 9/11, the most shocking terrorist attack against an American domestic target. Now Gadhafi is dead and buried, and were not in charge of the mess he left behind. In such times, its hard to envision a better outcome.Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. 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Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and those on a limited income. Parbawatiya Buddhist Center is a nonprofit organization. Call 7979770 or visit www.MeditationInTampaBay.org.Peace Memorial Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER As part of the Peace Memorial Concert Series, Dan McMillion and his Jazz Orchestra will perform Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave. Trumpeter and bandleader extraordinaire, McMillion will lead his 10-man jazz orchestra. These talented musicians have played with the giants of their genre such as Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. The concert will feature jazz and big band arrangements complemented by the great acoustics of the Peace Memorial sanctuary. Following the concert, there will be a light reception in the fellowship hall. No tickets are required. Seating is first come, first served. An offering will be taken with a $5 minimum suggested. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Call 446-3001 or 461-1818 or visit www.PeaceMemorial.org.Good Samaritan ChurchPINELLAS PARK Mirko Bratic is having a one-man exhibition of his paintings Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. Bratic, a local artist is originally from Sarajevo. His work is largely abstract and reflects his journey, both geographic and spiritual, over his lifetime. He will be present to meet people and answer questions. Bratics work has been critically acclaimed in New York, as well as in his Bosnian homeland. Call 544-8558.Seminole First Baptist ChurchSEMINOLE The ADK-Beta Kappa Chapter Fall Bazaar and Garage Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to noon, at Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd., in the youth building. ADK is a professional sorority for teachers. The group raises money to provide scholarships for future teachers. ADK also donates to the PACE Center for Girls. Call 397-2102.Beth-El Shalom ST. PETERSBURG Zemer Levav will perform Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at Beth-El Shalom 1701 29th Ave. N. The free concert will feature blended rhythmic praise and ethnic worship with ancient Biblical instruments. A love offering will be collected. For information, call 345-7777 or visit www.Jewishheritage.net.Faith City ChurchPALM HARBOR Faith City Church will host Pizza in the Park Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Pop Stansell Park, 797 Florida Ave. The free event will feature pizza and soda, face-painting and animated storybook time. Cookies and milk also will be provided. An iPod Shuffle will be given away during the event. This family event is open to the community and hosted by Faith City Church. This will not be a church service, said Pastor Chris Blue in a press release, but a chance to find out who we are, how we plan to bless the area of Palm Harbor, and how you can get involved. Faith City Church will meet Sundays, 10 a.m., at the Palm Harbor Community Center. Registration forms to win the iPod shuffle are available online at www.faithcity.tv. Click on the Palm Harbor campus on the bottom, then click on Pizza in the Park. Participants must be present to win. For information, call Blue at 487-2489 or email at chris@faith city.tv.Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG The Rosh Chodesh Society will sponsor a seven-week course beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St., N. Women in the community are invited to participate in this in-depth exploration of seven uniquely feminine strengths and abilities. Rebbetzin Chaya Korf will facilitate Portrait of a Woman: Seven Dimensions of the Feminine Mystique. Organized by the Chabad-Lubavitch movements Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, the program will uncover the soul, spirit and mystical dynamism of being a woman and provide a pragmatic approach to implement these feminine strengths into practice. 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Educational materials also will be available to the public. A memory screening averages five to 10 minutes and consists of questions and tasks to assess memory. Screening is a safe, cost-efficient intervention that can reassure the healthy individual, promotes successful aging and, when indicated, directs individuals to appropriate clinical resources. It does not diagnose any illness but can indicate whether someone should pursue a follow-up medical exam. It is estimated that missed diagnoses of dementia may be as high as 90 percent. Call 723-7532.Suncoast Hospice to host Festival HispanoCLEARWATER The fifth annual Festival Hispano will be presented Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 3 p.m., at Suncoast Hospice community service center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. The event is free of charge and open to all, especially Latino individuals and families who are new to Pinellas County or unfamiliar with Suncoast Hospice. The event will feature food, music, clowns and fun activities including a Zumba dance/fitness demonstration and henna tattooing. Attendees will learn about Suncoast Hospice services and those offered by other area community organizations. In recognition of Veterans Day, the event will include a salute to U.S. Latino military veterans with a tribute led by 53rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion. For information, call Felipe Herrera at 523-4194, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Burhans to offer caregiver workshopSEMINOLE A free caregiver workshop and lunch will be offered Thursday, Nov. 10, noon, at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The featured speaker will be Linda Burhans, caregiver advocate. Burhans will discuss resources and advice for being a successful caregiver. Lunch will follow the presentation. Attendees also are invited to visit Lake Seminole Squares quilt show in the grand atrium. The show features more than 50 quilts and wall hangings. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 392-3932.FSMA to host Walk-n-RollTIERRE VERDE The third annual FSMA Greater Florida Chapter Walk-n-Roll Across America will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at Shelter 14 at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Corporate teams, families and individuals will walk, run or roll (i.e. wheelchairs, strollers and wagons) the one-mile sponsored course. In addition to the walk, this family-friendly event will feature live demonstrations, music, games and prizes. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and money for spinal muscular atrophy research, education and advocacy. SMA is the No. 1 genetic killer of babies. One in 40 people carry the gene that causes SMA, most unknowingly. Cost to participate is $25 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. The registration fee includes entry into the event, an event T-shirt (guaranteed for first 400 registrants), breakfast, lunch, and all entertainment. There will be a raffle and auction including Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning signed merchandise, a hot air balloon ride, luxury hotel stays and theme park admissions. Call 388-1888.FBS, Friendly KIA sponsor sweepstakesFriendly KIA of New Port Richey and Florida Blood Services have teamed up to give away a new 2012 KIA Soul. Each week between Nov. 1, 2011 and Feb. 29, 2012, one lucky winner, 17 in all, will receive a key. Then on Friday, March 9, at the celebratory event, all finalists will visit Friendly KIA of New Port Richey and see if their key will start the car and they can Roll Away A Winner! During this promotional period, every FBS blood donor who donates in Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties will be automatically entered to win! With a drawing each week, those eligible and willing to donate specific blood components more often can increase their chances to win. In addition, people who are not able to donate blood may still enter the drawing by visiting any of the FBS, Blood Net USA or Indian River Blood Center locations and complete an entry form. Visit www.fbsblood.org for a complete listing of the contest rules. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can be blood donors. Identification is required prior to donation. For information or to find donation locations, call 800 68 BLOOD (25663) or visit www.fbsdonor.org.BayCare HomeCare named to 2011 HomeCare EliteCLEARWATER BayCare HomeCare recently was named one of the top homecare agencies in the nation, based on performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures and financial performance. Our team members always go the extra mile to serve the needs of our patients, said Dan Sweeney, BayCare HomeCare vice president, in a press release. I am very proud of this teams accomplishment on behalf of those we serve. We are focused on making improvements in service, outcome and cost in order to deliver the very best care in the patients home. That focus on quality improvement, Sweeney said, combined with BayCare HomeCares dedicated and highly skilled team, helped the company rank as one of the 2011 HomeCare Elite, the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively, said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare and My InnerView. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies is available at www.ocshomecare.com.Aging Solutions Ofce of the Public Guardian, P.O. Box 342065, Tampa, FL 33548 Serves as guardians for those who are eligible for Medicaid or are otherwise indigent and unable to obtain representation from a family member or professional guardian. Call 813-949-1996. Email: email@example.com Visit: www.aging-solutions.org Alzheimers Association, Gulf Coast Chapter, 9365 U.S. 19 N. Suite B, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 Part of a national voluntary healing agency dedicated to providing education programs and support services to people affected by Alzheimers disease. Services include 24-hour help line, respite care assistance, safe return, support groups, care consultations, memory screening, caregiver training, newsletters, professional training, lending library, caregivers day out and more. Call 578-2558. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.alz-tbc.org AARP, 400 Carillon Parkway, Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Offers the Driver Safety driver education programs for seniors in the community. Also offers the AARP Senior Community Services Employment Program, (547-0534) a temporary work experience program, providing job training and placement for persons aged 55+ that meet income guidelines. Call 888-687-2277. American Cancer Society Pinellas County, 4801 86th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782 Offers pain medication, assistance transportation to chemotherapy and radiation appointments, financial assistance, education assistance and more. Call 546-9822. Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc., 9887 Fourth St. N. Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Plans, administers and advocates programs and services for the elderly. Offers a caregiver program that provides support to caregivers of individuals age 60 or older; a senior help line (217-8111) designed to help seniors and caregivers gain access to services in the community; SHINE, a free counseling program designed to answer elders questions about health insurance and prescription assistance; a victims advocate program that provides specialized services to victims of crime who are 60 years of age or older and other programs. Call 570-9696. Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., 829 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603-3331 Offers free legal advice, advocacy, counseling and representation by an attorney including counseling or representation by a nonlawyer when permitted by law, to individuals age 60 and over with economic or social needs. Call 813-223-1343 Caring and Sharing Center for Independent Living Inc., 12552 Belcher Road S., Largo, FL 33773 Provides information and referral, advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities. Call 539-7550. Community Action Stops Abuse Inc., P.O. Box 414, St. Petersburg, FL 33732 Education, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic abuse. Provides a confidential emergency shelter for those in imminent danger and a 24-hour crisis line. Call 895-4912. Community Transportation Services, 7740 66 St. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 provides transportation for medical and dental appointments, employment education, pharmacy and grocery. Transportation must be scheduled ahead of time; 72-hours advance notice required. Call 545-2100. Daystar Life Center, 226 Sixth St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Provides emergency assistance to individuals and families, most of whom are living below the federal poverty income level. Call 825-0442. Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay Inc., 7821 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Provides information and referral, case management, community education, support groups, interpretative services and training and general assistance for hearing impaired and deaf. Call 399-9983.Dementia Caregivers Resources Inc., 10282 Holiday Lane, Largo, FL 33773 Facilitates ongoing dementia support groups for caregivers; expert panel symposiums; monthly newsletter; professional staff trainings; resources and educational materials. Call 391-9999, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience Work, 9215 Florida Ave., Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33612 Provides training and employment for low-income seniors. Provides employers with skilled, reliable and experienced employees. Call 813-930-7416. Faith in Action of Upper Pinellas, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin, FL 34698 Nonsectarian organization that exists to enhance the quality of life and promote health and wellbeing of older adults and persons with disabilities to enable them to remain independent in their own homes. Call 738-4307.Family Resources Kinship Care, 5180 62nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Provides a variety of services to relatives caring for the child of a family member. A grandparent or other person 60+ caring for a child age 18 or under is eligible for services. Provides direct counseling and case management services offered in the home as well as additional resources in the community. Call: 550-4250. Guardian Association of Pinellas County Inc., P.O. Box 1826, Pinellas Park, FL 33780 Provides education necessary to improve knowledge and skills appropriate to the care of the elderly. Conducts education and professional activities related to guardianship issues. Call 323-9380. Guardian Pooled Trust, 901 Chestnut St. Suite B, Clearwater, FL 33756 A nonprofit business that helps disabled individuals preserve their financial resources while qualifying for public assistance programs. Call 443-7898.
Calendar of events16A Community Leader, November 10, 2011 Enjoy elegant eyebrows and touchable skin. Only European Wax Center offers the Ultimate Wax Experience. And as a first-time guest, you can enjoy it for free.*LARGO10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 676 Largo, FL 33771 727.581.3700In Largo Mall between Marshalls and Bealls. 111011 WB2011 Seminole Networking Group, meets Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m., at the Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Call David Doerges at 542-8686. Senior Citizens, meet to play double pinochle and canasta on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Joffreys Cafe, Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Senior Singles Friendship Club, meets Mondays at 4:30 p.m., order food at 5 p.m. Call 548-9181 or 391-3497 for locations. Silver and Gold Friends Network, meets daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. For adults and seniors in need of a friend or new to the area, the network offers an introduction to the centers programs. Call Eileen at 518-3131. Single Seniors, meets the second Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Call 5154111, 392-2438 or 736-4623. Singles Dance by DJ Mike is offered Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Jasmine Park Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd., Clearwater. Call 459-2076. Society for Creative Anachronism, Barony of Marcaster, meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Email Earl Thomas the Incomplete at incom email@example.com. Society for Creative Anachronism, meets Saturdays, noon, at Largo Central Park Drive. Email Earl Thomas the Incomplete at in firstname.lastname@example.org. Society of Mayower Descendants William Bradford Colony, meets first Saturdays, November, January, March and May, 11:30 a.m., at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Laura Brock at 823-9258. Sojourn Bear, an all-volunteer organization, distributes handmade teddy bears to cancer patients of all ages. Donations and sewers needed. Call Jan at 481-9782. Solos Singles, meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2. Activities are designed for singles 55+ to socialize. Membership is free and reservations are not necessary. Call 520-8797. Sons of Norway, Suncoast Lodge 562, has events for everyone. Social meetings with entertainment, Chris Taylor, 510-3195 or rowing the Viking boat, bowling, Mark Berg, 224-5371. Visit www.sun coastlodge,com/meetings/ for details. Soroptimist International Holiday Isles, meets second Fridays, 11 a.m., at Groupers Seafood Grill, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Call 397-3688. Largo Mid-Pinellas, meets first Thursdays, 6 to 6:30 p.m., networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., meeting; in the rehab center, Palm Garden of Pinellas, 200 16th Ave. SE, Largo. Call 432-9819. Upper Pinellas, meets fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ballas Steak House, 776 Missouri Ave., Largo. Call Betsi at 7343730. Square Dance Mainstream, meets Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Pinellas Senior Citizen Center, 7625 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Starlight Dances take place Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The program is sponsored by the Mease Manor Retirement Community. Cost is $5 a person. No partner is required. Call 298-3299. Starlight Quilters, meet first and fourth Tuesdays, 7:45 p.m., at the Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Stonewall Jackson Camp 1381 SCV, meets fourth Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Staceys Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Call Adjutant Bailey at 526-1594. Sunshine City Council, meets fourth Mondays, September to May, 7:30 p.m., at Dixie Hollins High School, ROTC Room, 4940 62nd St. N, St. Petersburg. Call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Suncoast Accordion Club of St. Petersburg, meets the first Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the Elks Club, 2675 66th St. N, St. Petersburg. Dinner is served. For reservations, call Bill Carrozza, 363-0848. Those attending should bring their accordion and be ready to play. Suncoast Avian Society, meets third Sundays, 2 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail, Clearwater. Guest speaker or educational items. Call Tina Carter 669-8961 or Mari Howard 726-6864, or visit www.suncoastaviansociety.org. Suncoast Bonsai Society, meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., at Millie Clark Senior Center Annex, 5800 77th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Beginners are welcome. Call Mick at 323-8196, or visit www.inertia .org/bonsai. Suncoast Camera Club, meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, for a program; and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St., for evaluation. Visit suncoastcameraclub.org. Suncoast Conchologist Shell Club, meets first Tuesdays (no meetings December, June, July, August), at 7:30 p.m., at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call 7964117. Suncoast Corvette Association, meets first Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Email fst email@example.com. Suncoast Chapter Embroiders Guild of America, meets third Fridays, 10 a.m., at Union Street Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call 584-6632. Suncoast Scandinavian Club, meets first Fridays, noon, from October through May, at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. New members welcome. Call Dotty at 584-5471. Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary offers free guided tours of the sanctuary Wednesdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Learn the history of our Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary; tour the aviaries and the educational center. The sanctuary is at 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Call 391-6211. Suncoast Sierra Club, meets third Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Call 526-5065. Suncoast Singers Show Chorus rehearses show tunes and popular music on Tuesdays, August through April, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole. Interested singers, dancers and support volunteers in all age groups are welcome. The chorus performs three times a year at three venues. Call 399-0599. Sunsation Show Chorus meets August through April, Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, 403 First Ave. SW, Largo. Good choral singers are welcome to join any time. Call Mary Ann at 393-4471, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunset Drum Circle, meets Sundays, one hour before sunset on the Treasure Island beach at 104th Avenue. The session is informal, using mostly African hand drums. Any other musical instruments are welcome. Extra drums, maracas, etc. are available. Call 3213710, email email@example.com or visit tidrums.tripod.com. Sweet Adelines Gulf to Bay Chorus, meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at the Crossroads Christian Church of Largo, 1645 Seminole Blvd. Rehearsals are open for new, interested members. Call 725-7464. Swiss Club, meets second Saturday of the month from October through May, 11:45 a.m., at Hibachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 344-1944 or 367-3009. Talent Night, meets second Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. Refreshments provided by the Fun With God Ministry. Call 787-8609. Tampa Bay Chief Petty Ofcers Association, meets second Mondays, 7 p.m., at Surfs Edge Enlisted Club, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. Call 804-5227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tampa Bay Computer Society, meets third Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Resource Center, 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. Call 443-4433 or visit www.tampa-bay.org. Tampa Bay Grady White Club, meets second Wednesdays. New members welcome. Call Capt. Ralph Wolf, president, at 531-6324 or visit tampabaygradywhiteclub.com. Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild, meets third Sundays of oddnumbered months, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Call 785-3041. Tampa Bay Vegetarians, meets fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., for dinner at various area restaurants. Call 392-0268. Telephone Pioneers Clearwater Life Member Club, meets third Fridays, 11 a.m., at different locations, except for June, July, August and September. Call Eleanor Brasted at 725-4118. Toastmasters: Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd. Call Marie at 455-7539. Pinellas County, for times and locations, call Pat D. at 2249771. Realtalkers meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m., at the Pinellas Realtor Organization Building, 4790 Ulmerton Road. Call Donna Moore at 831-3416. Seminole/SPC Club 5899 meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Guests welcome. Call Cathy at 578-0109 or visit seminolespc.free toasthost.com. Speak Easy Club 4698 meets Mondays, 6:15 p.m., at the King Buffet Restaurant, 7610 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Call 536-3392 or email email@example.com. Suncoast Caring Community Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 5:45 p.m., at the Suncoast Hospice Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Kelly Siegel at 410-4322. Tampa Bay Women Speakers meets first and third Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Countryside Mall, Bright House Demo Center, second floor, next to Sears. Email tampabaywomenspeakers Kerrie Anne Danler and Kyle Patrick Doughty, both of Largo, will be married on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Tampa Bay Watch, Tierra Verde.Danler-Doughty@yahoo.com. Tarpon Springs meets second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at North Lake Family Church, 300 N. Highland Ave., Tarpon Springs. Visit tampabaywomen.freetoasthost.org. Temple Talkers Club 7295 meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Visit temple talkers.freetoasthost.org. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Clearwater 0296, meets Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m., at Union Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., in the Fellowship Hall. Call 461-7101. Largo 287, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 S. Highland, Largo. Call Carol Wegener at 581-0250. Largo 726, meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 403 First Ave. SW, Largo. Call 581-1435. Travel is Fun Senior Travel Club, meets fourth Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Meetings include complimentary continental breakfast, photo trivia, raffles and contests. Call 391-0500, ext. 1211.Announcements are submitted by the public; information is subject to change. 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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B November 10, 2011Visit www.TBNweekly.com Clearwater The Sensuous Senator, by Michael Parker, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, through Dec. 23, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com. Senator Douglas is running for president on a morality platform, but when his wife Lois leaves to attend a conference in Chicago, he does not hesitate to invite Veronica, his secretary and lover, over. Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send voluptuous Fiona. All seems well until his elderly Congressional colleague and neighbor locks himself out and asks to spend the night. Then Congressman Jack Maquire drops in unexpectedly and Fiona, unsure who her client is, zeros in on him. The Breakfast Club, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $8. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald, the film was ranked No. 1 on Entertainment Weeklys list of the 50 Best High School Movies. The story follows five students with seemingly nothing in common faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. Clearwater Community Jazz Band, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., in the Arts Auditorium at St. Petersburg Colleges Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. The band, under the direction of John Kurnik, will perform music of the Big Band Era and modern Big Band pieces. There is no admission charge but donations are accepted. Clearwater Community Concert Band, Saturday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m., in the Arts Auditorium at St. Petersburg Colleges Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. Under the baton of Ted DeCorso, the band will present special music in honor of Veterans Day. Special guests will be the Dunedin High School Choir singing on Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan and The Armed Forces Salute. Other features include pieces by Grundman, Jule Stein and Jersey Boys. There is no admission charge but donations are accepted. Christmas Under the Oaks, Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. The GFWC Clearwater Junior Womans Club and the City of Clearwater will present Christmas Under the Oaks, the 34th annual arts and crafts show, which features exhibitors from all over the southeastern United States. Show proceeds will benefit scholarships, grants and projects throughout the Clearwater community. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call 727-481-5326 or visit www.clearwaterjuniors.org. The Maltese Falcon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $6. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Part of the Capitol Classics Film Series, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client in a story that takes them on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Shelby Lynne, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The Grammy Award winner is touring in support of her upcoming release Revelation Road. After two highly acclaimed self-released albums in 2010, Lynne a fiercely independent musician is back in the studio working on a new album writing, recording and producing the collection herself. Revelation Road promises to be her most personal album ever. It will be released on Oct. 18 by the independent label she founded, Everso Records, which is distributed by Fontana. Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan; presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Dec. 1-18, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Winner of seven Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 1977, Annie tells the story of Little Orphan Annie and how she came to meet Oliver See LOOKING AHEAD, page 5BOpening this weekendLeonardo DiCaprio portrays FBI director in J. Edgar Photo by KEITH BERNSTEINLeonardo DiCaprio stars as J. Edgar Hoover in Warner Bros. Pictures drama J. Edgar, a Warner Bros. 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As a power-hungry king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army rampage across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil kings mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge his mother, who was killed in one of Hyperions brutal raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young mans future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final, desperate battle for the future of humanity.J. EdgarGenre: Drama and biopic Cast: Lea Coco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Lucas, Armie Hammer, Damon Herriman Director: Clint Eastwood Rated: R During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years, he would stop at nothing to protect his country. Through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle against threats both real and perceived, often bending the rules to keep his countrymen safe. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted, if ever elusive, prize. Hoover was a man who placed great value on secrets particularly those of others and was not afraid to use that information to exert authority over the leading figures in the nation. Understanding that knowledge is power and fear poses opportunity, he used both to gain unprecedented influence and to build a reputation that was both formidable and untouchable. He was as guarded in his private life as he was in his public one, allowing only a small and protective inner circle into his confidence. His closest colleague, Clyde Tolson, was also his constant companion. His secretary, Helen Gandy, who was perhaps most privy to Hoovers designs, remained loyal to the end ... and beyond. Only Hoovers mother, who served as his inspiration and his conscience, would leave him, her passing truly crushing to the son who forever sought her love and approval. See OPENING, page 10B
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Clearwater Largo Rd., Largo 727-588-4444 Join us for Largos FirstStone Crab/Seafood FestivalSaturday, Nov. 12 6-11pmLIVE MUSIC FAMILY FUN PINT GIVEAWAY Daily DiscountsJoin Us On For 110311 Likening a play to opening a time capsule can be taken as both a compliment and as a criticism. Watching Eight OClock Theatres fine ensemble cast depict the experiences of crewmen aboard the U.S. Navy cargo ship AK601, the USS Reluctant, during World War II is exactly like stepping back in time and that fact holds both advantages and obstacles for modern audiences. Mister Roberts, by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, runs through Nov. 13, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Jim Bennett, the shows director, offers some insight about his attachment to the play in his notes. I personally performed Mister Roberts over 23 years ago portraying the role of Ensign Pulver, Bennett writes. I have fallen in love all over again, enjoying it as much today as I did back then. He goes on to explain that Mister Roberts is a great play that does a wonderful job of reminding us of our nations history. Written in 1948, Mister Roberts is based on the 1946 Thomas Heggen novel of the same name. It revolves around the officers and crew of a cargo ship operating in the Pacific in 1945. The ships tyrannical captain, Capt. Morton, treats the crew mercilessly refusing to let them remove their shirts while working in the blazing Pacific sun and keeping them from taking shore leave. The ships executive officer, Mister Roberts, is well-liked by the crew. Unlike the captain, Roberts treats the crew with respect and compassion, bending the rules to make them as comfortable and productive as possible. Roberts, tired of the tedium of serving aboard a cargo ship while the war passes him by, desperately seeks to transfer to another vessel to see active combat. He writes letters requesting a transfer on a weekly basis. Other officers include Ensign Frank Pulver, in charge of laundry and morale; and Doc, the ships chief medical officer. The captain eventually forces Roberts into an uncomfortable deal: Capt. Morgan will grant the crew liberty to visit a Pacific island as long as Roberts agrees to stop writing letters requesting transfer. Once Roberts has sold his soul, morale aboard the USS Reluctant gets increasingly worse leading up to an inevitable confrontation between Roberts and Morgan along with at least one innocent bystander: the captains prized palm tree. Eight OClock Theatres Mister Roberts does a great job highlighting the monotony, the drudgery and especially the camaraderie experienced by U.S. sailors serving aboard a cargo ship during the waning days of World War II in the Pacific Theater. The humor is sincere if dated: Its the kind of hi-jinks one might expect from a ship full of men who have been deprived of lifes amusements. These poor guys would wrestle for a bottle of Coke and seeing a woman practically drives them over the edge. Theyre all a bit wolfish in that regard, and thats one of the minor problems with this period piece: some of the attitudes and perceptions that existed in 1945 are unfashionable today. Still, time has probably made some of the comedys language less lurid. Some of its humor may be less outrageous and some of its characters less vulgar. In the end, the shows wit remains intact and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. The shows more poignant dramatic moments are as strong as ever, capably conveyed by this superb cast. Mister Roberts is played by Trey Ryan. Ryan seems a perfect fit for the role imposing and unassailable, yet kindhearted and gentle. He never inflates Roberts so much that he appears vindictive yet he gives him the backbone he needs to face off with the captain. Lou Russos Capt. Morgan is severe and duly nasty. Russo captures Morgans malevolence as well as his ultimate impotence. Mister Roberts is Russos seventh show with Eight OClock Theatre. This show is the first for Bill Nixon with Eight OClock. Nixon plays Doc, imbuing the character with a certain sagacious quality. Zackhary Myers gives an outstanding performance as Ensign Pulver. Myers blends narcissism, bravado and haughtiness to mold his portrayal of this self-important character in need of an epiphany. The cast boasts only one woman: Melissa Labiak has the honor of playing Nurse Anne Girard, whose appearance is brief but significant and memorable. In one sense, Girard can be seen as a caricature of the era: a blonde interested in liquor, gullible enough to fall prey to a sex-starved Navy officer. Labiak competently empowers Girard: When she walks off stage, shes clearly in control of the situation. The balance of the crew turns in fine performances, helping to make this production of Mister Roberts both nostalgic and entertaining. Standouts include CJ Fowler as Payne, Kris K. Doubles as Dolan and Rick Laitenberger as Insigna. Eight OClock Theatre has a reputation for impressive staging, and this shows set designTheater reviewEight OClock Theatre delivers ship-shape Mister Roberts does not disappoint. Tom Hansen once again accomplishes something of a miracle, transforming the stage into a convincing replica of a cargo ship. Watch for smooth set changes and cargo boxes hoisted high into the air. Even if Mister Roberts is squarely set in 1945, its themes of finding purpose in life, standing up to authority and dealing with the challenges of tedium in wartime are universal. Eight OClock balances wistfulness and reminiscence with period humor, resulting in a production that is both engaging and amusing. Moreover, the show celebrates U.S. veterans and the American military and serves as a platform to raise funds for wounded troops. Eight OClock Theatre partnered with Operation Rebound, a nonprofit group providing grants for sports equipment, competition and training to injured active-duty military veterans and first responders. Donations will be accepted during performances. Mister Roberts continues through Nov. 13, at Largo Cultural Center. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com.Photo by JAMES CASS/EIGHT OCLOCK THEATREPlaying crewmen aboard the USS Reluctant in Eight OClock Theatres production of Mister Roberts are, kneeling, from left, CJ Fowler and Rick Lautenburger; and standing, from left, Rick Osorio, Zachary Tranter, Tom Morabito and Andrew Hughes.Some researchers believe that city directories are one of our most underused resources. That may have been true in years past, and whether it is true today or not is debatable. One thing that is fairly evident is that their value is certainly becoming more recognized, and their use more widespread. One thing that contributes to this is Ancestry.com, promoting city directories as census substitutes, especially as a substitute for the lost 1890 population census. City directories are the historic precursor of the modern day phone book. They date back to the early 1800s and go well into the 1900s, and for a part of their history they co-existed with telephone books. They were a commercial venture aimed primarily at businesses. They served as an advertising medium, and they also served to identify and locate potential customers. The end result for genealogists is a collection of information that potentially can identify, describe, and locate our ancestors. Of course not every community had a city directory produced for it, but hundreds did. Included in that number were some surprisingly small towns, so it is worth exploring if you had ancestors who were city dwellers. The amount of information contained in the typical city directory is truly amazing. The bulk of the data is an alphabetical listing of the residents of the community and a listing, by category, of businesses much like the white pages and yellow pages of todays telephone books. Much is revealed when you look at those listings, however.The listing of individuals will give the address, and also typically the persons occupation and spouse. If the person was widowed, the name of the deceased spouse will often also be listed. What an advantage is that! If the person listed owned a business, that also shows up in the business section, and those two listings will typically be cross-referenced. Racial distinctions are also indicated. If the person lived in an apartment building, even the apartment number is listed as part of the address.Another important entry in the directory is called the crosscross listing. This is a listing of addresses organized by street name which identifies by name the person living at each address. This is a great way to see who your ancestors neighbors were and that is often where we find other members of our ancestors extended family. The content of a directory does not stop there, however. It also will identify cemeteries, churches, and city officials, as well as fraternal and social organizations. It will often contain pictures of important buildings and even residences of notable citizens. It will offer a short history of the city, some vital statistics of the community, and often will include maps of the city streets.You can see how using city directories can give you information about your ancestors and about the lives they led in their communities. City directories can be useful when you are working with the census. They can be used during the 1890 time frame to locate and get information of our ancestors. In other words, they can be a substitute resource for the lost 1890 population census. And dont forget that prior to 1850, when population censuses listed by name only the heads of households, city directories listed husbands and wives. In fact, any adult male living in the city could potentially be listed. Directories then can be used in conjunction with early censuses to identify household members beyond just the head of household. Another directory-census strategy you might try if you are having trouble finding your ancestor in a census, is finding him in a city directory of the same time frame as the census, locating his neighbors, and then finding those neighbors in the census. Nearby in that census listing you may find your ancestor with his name misspelled often a reason for not finding someone in a census. City directories were produced as often as every year or every two years. Remember, these were commercial ventures, so publishers kept them up to date to make them appealing purchases for businesses and individuals. One of the most noted publishers of city directories was R.L. Polk, and by the latter part of the 1800s city directories were big business involving several publishing companies. City directories are becoming more accessible on the Internet. Probably the largest online source today is Ancesty.com. Search its catalog for city directory. It is also worthwhile to explore Google Books as a source. There may be many additionally be individual websites where the contents of directories have been transcribed. The best way to go about finding those is to use Cyndislist.com and search under the category city directory But the best place to look is the public library. If you know the city where your ancestor lived, that communitys library will most likely have a good set of historic directories for that location. This usually means a field trip of course. I hope this introduction has inspired you to explore city directories in more detail. There is more to the history, content, and use of them than I have mentioned here. The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a class on city directories that can provide additional information and strategies on their use. You can find the list of up-coming classes at the society website. Go to www.rootsweb. ancestry.com/~flpgs and follow the link to the calendar page.Peter Summers is an amateur genealogist who has been working on his family history since 1972. He is currently the president of the Pinellas Genealogy Society. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe Genealogy exposedPeter Summers City directories useful ancestors of phone books
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Children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www.ribfest.org. The Last Damn Show, sponsored by Wild 94.1, will be Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets range from $25 to $175. Call 813-3012500 or visit www.sptimesforum.com. The Last Damn Show features a collection of todays hottest hip-hop and R&B artists. This years lineup includes national recording artists Drake, Plies, Public Enemy and Travis Porter. For more information, visit www.wild941.com. The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic will run Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater; and Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. The annual event will feature bands such as Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, Bill Allreds Classic Jazz Band, Wallys Warehouse Waifs, Cornet Chop Suey, The Midiri Brothers and Dave Bennett and the Festival All-Stars. A weekend badge costs $100. Daily badges for Friday and Sunday are $40. Daily badges for Saturday are $50. Call Bette Marnell at 5360064 or visit www.jazzclassic.net. Dunedins annual Celtic Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 19, noon to 9:30 p.m., at Highlander Park, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. This years outdoor celebration will feature Seven Nations, NeedFire, Lucid Druid and Druid Roots. The festival serves as a fundraiser for Dunedins Scottish bands and is promoted, organized and managed by the Dunedin Highland Games and Festival Committee Inc. Visit www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/celtfest .html.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Judas Priest with Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre Richard Marx, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Sondre Lerche, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Shelby Lynne, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Alexander String Quartet, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Kathy Mattea, Sunday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.The Club at Treasure Island Three Dog Night, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. The Club at Treasure Island is at 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Call 367-4511 or visit www.theclubti.com.Crowbar Hank and Cupcakes, Friday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m. David Bazan, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or visit www.crowbarlive.com.Dunedin Brewery Swamp Logic, Friday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 p.m. Seven Nations, Friday, Nov. 18, 9 p.m. Four Star Riot, Friday, Nov. 25, 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery is at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call 736-0606 or visit dunedinbrewery .com.Jannus Live Sevendust, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Doug E. Fresh, Friday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Jolli Mons Grill Shane Meade, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Brian Caudill, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Scotty Lee, Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Dirty Mic, Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jollimonsgrill.com. Largo Cultural Center Earl Klugh, Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. The Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Blitzkid, Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Bradstock featuring From This Fire, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Floods, Sunday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.Mahaffey Theater The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Violin Concerto, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Don Henley, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Marc Anthony, Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: The One and Only Frank Sinatra; Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m. Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. Progress Energy Centers Mahaffey Theater is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.mahaffeytheater.com.The Orpheum Of Mice & Men, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Agnostic Front, Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1902 14th St. (Republica de Cuba), Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500.Palladium at St. Petersburg College Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Caroline Goulding, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Stolen Idols, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Welcome in the Holidays with Gary Puckett and Tommy Mara, Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Mimosa, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. The Airborne Toxic Event, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Benise, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Violin Concerto; Sunday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Jason Bonhams Led Zeppelin Experience, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Queensryche, Sunday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Joe Bonamassa, Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: The One and Only Frank Sinatra; Sunday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. George Thorogood, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com.St. Pete Times Forum Taylor Swift, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Last Damn Show, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.spti mesforum.com.Skippers Smokehouse Kenny Neal and Jimbo Mathus and the Tri State Coalition; Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skids with Poekey LaFarge and the South City Three; Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. Empty Hats with Celticopia, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skippers smokehouse.com.Stadium Green Iguana Korn, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. WWIII Tour featuring Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. GWAR, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Stadium Green Iguana is at 2520 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa. Call 813-868-7600.State Theatre Stephen Pearcy, Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Tinariwen, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Mayday Parade, Sunday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Alesana, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sunday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. Thrash and Burn 2011 featuring Winds of Plague, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. Pierce the Veil, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m. Chimaira, Saturday, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatrecon certs.com.Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: Beethovens Violin Concerto; Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall Tampa Bay Symphony, Sunday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., in Ferguson Hall Josh Ritter, Monday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall Buckcherry and Hinder, Sunday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Florida Orchestra: The One and Only Frank Sinatra; Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., in Ferguson Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.For more music and concert information, visit TBN weekly.com.Music sceneRuth Eckerd Hall welcomes George Thorogood; Don Henley plays Mahaffey Theater Let Them Know You Appreciate it.
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Raw Oysters THURSDAYand underHAPPY HOUR ALL DAYIN LOUNGE NOON-4 PM Welcome in the HolidayswithGary Puckett & The Union Gap Band Young Girl & Lady WillpowerTommy Mara & The CrestsSixteen Candles & Cara Mia A Benefit for Toys For TotsSpecial Opening Performance By Amanda NikkaSaturday, Nov. 26, 2011 8pmThe Palladium253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FLTickets$30-$100 Call The Box Office at727-822-3590 orwww.spcollege.edu/ palladiumA drawing will be held during the concert for a holiday gift basket valued at $500 for those in attendance. A Toys for Tots representative will be accepting new unwrapped toy donations. 111011 show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a Valentine Spectacular with the Four Tune Nuts Barbershop Quartet. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCen ter.com. Funny Girl, with book by Isobel Lannart, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 24 through March 11, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical tale of Fanny Brices meteoric rise to fame and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein, a wealthy and charming gambler. From her start as a gawky Brooklyn teen fast-talking her way into show business to becoming the toast of New York to the unraveling of her personal life, Funny Girl is a stunning, richly told tour de force about one of Broadways biggest stars. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a tribute to the Irish with the Heedless Horsemen from Ranchero Village. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a New Orleans Special Treat with Cabaret Unlimited. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCen ter.com. Broadways Best, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 4-13, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. The well-known dynamic creative team of Rocco Morabito (director) and Ronnie DeMarco (choreographer) have designed their dream show: a revue combining favorite ballads, laments and show-stoppers from Broadways best. The lineup includes gems from musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Godspell, Guys & Dolls and Mame. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be Mothers Favorite with the Sunsation Show Chorus. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. Nunsense II, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 13-20, 2012, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. This sequel takes place six weeks after the Little Sisters of Hobokens first benefit show, and now they are back with a big Thank You show. Theyre a bit slicker, having been bitten by the theater bug. Things get to off to a rousing start, and before long chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes). The nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience.Palm Harbor The 37th annual Harbor Art, a fine arts and crafts festival, Dec. 3-4, on Florida Avenue in historic Palm Harbor. Presented by the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, the festival will feature master woodworkers; jewelry makers, stained glass artisans and pastel, oil and acrylic painters. Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.palmhar borcc.org.Pinellas Park Deckchairs, by Jean McConnell, through Nov. 13, at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www. venueactorstudio.org. Broadway Babies, presented by Sunsation Show Chorus, Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Cost is $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sun sationshowchorus.com. The show will feature a diverse selection of Broadway favorites that include Phantom of the Opera, Put on a Happy Face, Doing the Latest Rag and Camelot. The songs will be performed by the chorus. Rena Massey will provide piano accompaniment. Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Performance, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. The free concert offers attendees an opportunity to relive the golden years of theater as lovely melodies are played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. Attendees may bring a lunch and enjoy the show. Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Admission is free but donations are accepted. The orchestra performs music selections including light classical, show tunes and pop. The orchestras season runs October through April. Call 415-9650 or visit www.pinel lasparkorchestra.com. Passengers, by Sam Bobrick, Jan. 12-29, 2012; at Venue Ensemble Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. A portion of ticket sales from each show is donated to a benefit organization. Call 822-6194 or visit www.venueactorstudio.org. A Night at the Oscars, presented by Sunsation Show Chorus, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Cost is $15. Call 541-4501 or visit www.sunsationshowchorus.com. The production will feature some of the greatest movie music that made it to the Oscars performed by the Sunsation Show Chorus. Rena Massey will provide piano accompaniment. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 1BDaddy Warbucks. This Depression-era family musical features such tunes as Tomorrow, NYC and Youre Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile. Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by West Coast Players, Dec. 2-18, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call 4372363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. A bit of time travel courtesy of a set of hotel doors transports a group of characters between past and present in an effort to rewrite history. Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic, Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets range from $28 to $48. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Nothing can match the experience of seeing a live magic show. This amazing extravaganza brings the hit television show Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic to the stage, complete with exotic animals, beautiful dancers, escapologists, comedy magic, quick change artists, mentalists and sleight of hand. Audience participation adds to the fun and suspense. This spectacular, colorful show is sure to provide thrills, awe and smiles for the entire family. Howie Mandel, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets range from $69 to $85. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Mandel has been in show business for more than 30 years. Known for such television gigs as being a judge on Americas Got Talent, hes also received an Emmy-Award nomination for his role as the host on Deal or No Deal. Among many other shows, the Toronto-born entertainer also is recognizable as being the starring voice on the childrens cartoon Bobbys World, a show he created. The stand-up comic came to the attention of the American television viewers during the the six-year run, in the s, of the medical drama television show, St. Elsewhere, on which he played Dr. Wayne Fiscus. Bus Stop, by William Inge, presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Jan. 19-29, 2012, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.francis wilsonplayhouse.org. This 1956 Broadway hit tells the story of a misfit group stranded in an isolated western bus stop during a snowstorm. Marilyn Monroe embodied the role of Cherry in the Hollywood version of this comedy/drama. Lie, Cheat and Genuect, by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, presented by Early Bird Dinner Theatre, Jan. 5 through Feb. 26, 2012, at the Italian-American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www. earlybirddinnertheatre.com. The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Toms infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billys savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else. Theres plenty of money in grandfather Buckles will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure theyll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune?Gulfport Third Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard. Attendees can preview and purchase the work of more than 50 artists and crafters. Also taking part in the event will be authors, antique dealers and entertainers. The districts shops, boutiques and galleries also will be open. Live entertainment often includes performances by artists such as Mile Marker Zero, Double M Band, Paul Anthony Band and New Horizons Band. The Industrial Art Center will offer miniclasses with master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. For information, visit www.gulfport ma.com. USA Dance, Monday, Nov. 28, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. For information, call 397-5754. First Friday Art Walk, Friday, Dec. 2, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard. Attendees can preview and purchase the work of more than 50 artists and crafters. Also taking part in the event will be authors, antique dealers and entertainers. The districts shops, boutiques and galleries also will be open. Live entertainment often includes performances by artists such as Mile Marker Zero, Double M Band, Paul Anthony Band and New Horizons Band. The Industrial Art Center will offer miniclasses with master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. For information, visit www.gulfportma .com. Third Saturday Art Walk, Saturday, Dec. 17, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard. Attendees can preview and purchase the work of more than 50 artists and crafters. Also taking part in the event will be authors, antique dealers and entertainers. The districts shops, boutiques and galleries also will be open. Live entertainment often includes performances by artists such as Mile Marker Zero, Double M Band, Paul Anthony Band and New Horizons Band. The Industrial Art Center will offer miniclasses with master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. For information, visit www.gulfport ma.com. USA Dance, Monday, Dec. 19, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. For information, call 397-5754.Largo Mister Roberts, by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, through Nov. 13, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students age 19 and younger with identification. Call 587-6793 or visit www.eightoclocktheatre.com. One of the more enduring plays to emerge from the World War II era, Mister Roberts shows, with a light touch, a side of war that is often forgotten not the excitement or the heroism of battle, but the boredom of the men assigned to less glamorous work, where ones enemies are as often as not the officers who hold power over them, rather than the soldiers or sailors of the opposing forces. Largos inaugural Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 to 11 p.m., on First Avenue Southwest in downtown Largo between Clearwater-Largo Road and Ridge Road. Spectators will have an opportunity to sample seafood dishes from local seafood restaurants. Offerings will include stone crab tacos, seafood salads, stone crab claws, grouper, mahi mahi and bacon wrapped scallops. The event also will feature street performers, live music, arts and crafts and childrens activities. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Nov. 13, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be Country Jamboree with Clear Water Bluegrass Revue. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. First Friday, Friday, Dec. 2, 6 to 11 p.m., on First Avenue Southwest in downtown Largo between Clearwater-Largo Road and Ridge Road. This months theme will be Largos Winter Wonderland Festival. Attendees will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa and dance to live rock n roll and Christmas music. The event will feature food, art and craft vendors as well as magic performers, Christmas carolers and other street performers. Peace Frog, Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Peace Frog, the ultimate Doors tribute band, recreates the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The band also will celebrate the first anniversary of Morrisons pardon requested by Governor Charlie Crist. Crist suggested the possibility of a posthumous pardon for Morrison, which was approved unanimously by the state clemency board on Dec. 9, 2010. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Dec. 11, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be a Holiday Show with the Florida Suncoast Barbershop Chorus. Each show in the series will feature a meal, live entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served at 3:30 p.m. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Dancing follows the entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash bar is available. Advance tickets are $12 for dinner and show; $18 for dinner, show and dance; or $8 for the dance only. Dinner tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the show. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCen ter.com. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The featured entertainment will be The Knockouts presented by Tony Belmont. Each
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MelancholiaGenre: Foreign, drama and science fiction Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt Director: Lars von Trier Rated: R In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgrd) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claires best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo by LAURIE SPARHAMKeira Knightley stars as Charlotte and Colin Farrell as Mitchell in London Boulevard, an IFC Films release directed by William Monahan. OPENING, from page 1BAs seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, J. Edgar explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power. Jack and JillGenre: Comedy Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino Director: Dennis Dugan Rated: PG Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jills neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jacks wife. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The ConquestGenre: Drama, foreign, biopic and thriller Cast: Denis Podalyds, Florence Pernel, Samuel Labarthe, Bernard LeCoq and Michle Moretti Director: Xavier Durringer Not rated The day is May 6, 2007, Frances run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon learns he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Ccilia, to no avail. The last five years start to unfurl before the eyes of the audience, recounting Sarkozys unstoppable ascent to power, riddled with in-party backstabbing, media manipulation, riots, sarcastic confrontations and extra-marital affairs. The Conquest chronicles the volatile right-leaning Sarkozys startling rise to become president of France and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power. On the day the diminutive Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition, his wife who for 20 years had struggled to pull the man she loved from the shadow into the light walked out on him for another man.London BoulevardGenre: Drama and crime Cast: Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel and Ray Winstone Director: William Monahan Rated: R After three years behind bars, Mitchel (Colin Farrell) emerges from Pentonville Prison with good intentions. But when his old friend Billy (Ben Chaplin), a low-level gangster whos looking for backup on a job, meets him upon release, Mitchel joins him in exchange for a place to live. While entangled in the past, Mitchel becomes involved with Charlotte (Keira Knightley), a movie star holed up in a Holland Park mansion against the paparazzi. 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