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Photo by TOM GERMONDAngela Fornaro, right, who runs First Steps at the Largo Public Library, uses nursery rhymes, music and other techniques in her program to help students develop learning skills. She is showing a toy pig to Alexandria Pachoumis, 1, who is held by her mother, Jennifer Pachoumis of Largo. First Steps stories and activities are for babies up to 18 months old. Call the library at 587-6715.Making friends Cities eye agreement on rec feesLargo, Pinellas Park officials consider arrangement on resident rates By TOM GERMONDLARGO Most city commissioners are in favor of an agreement that would allow residents of Pinellas Park and Largo to pay resident rates for recreational services offered by each city, but some raised concerns that the arrangement wont be on a level playing field. Under the proposed agreement, Pinellas Park residents would pay $10 for Largo recreational services instead of the current nonresident rate of $55. Largo residents would be able to use Pinellas Park recreational services for $5 instead of the $85 nonresident rate. Commissioner Curtis Holmes said Largo is going to be the recipients here because no offense to Pinellas Park, you are dealing with the Cadillac here. He asked whether the agreement will be a net gain financially for Largo. City Recreation, Parks & Arts Director Joan Byrne said the only loss would be pertaining to the 150 Pinellas Park residents who currently are Largo recreation card holders. The city would get reduced income from their memberships and premium rates for programs. I think we will more than make up for it in additional people from Pinellas Park who will participate. So I think it will be a net gain for us, Byrne said. Byrne said city officials would like to explore cooperative arrangements with other cities. I think that would be a noble quest, Holmes said. Bring them here. Make this the parks destination. Byrne said she thinks Pinellas Park residents will See REC FEES, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .7A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . . .13A County . . . . . . . . . .3,5-6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-3,8B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Pet connection . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .8A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .9-10A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .11A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising LARGOPlans under way for Relay for LifeThe Relay for Life of Largo will be held Saturday, April 21, 2 to 8 p.m., at Largo Central Park Drive. ... Page 2A.ENTERTAINMENTINSIDEAt the box officeAn unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywoods history. ... Page 3B.COUNTYBoard approves credit card policyPinellas County Commissioners will be following the same rules as staff when it comes to making credit card purchases. Commission Chair John Morroni sent a memo to commissioners on Jan. 11 asking them to review a proposed new policy governing the boards use of credit cards. For many years, county staff and board members have been issued purchasing cards to utilize for general expenditures within the limits and procedures established by the purchasing department, Morroni said in his memo. To date, there has not been a policy specific to board members memorializing limitations or restrictions on the use of purchasing cards. ... Page 3A.Sheriff reinstates sobriety checkpoints, DUI patrolsSt. Petersburg College may escape budget axe Ofcial remains optimistic ... Page 6A. Bruce Springsteen comes to Tampa Bay Times Forum, Friday, March 23 ... Page 1B.Neil Sedaka performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall Sunday, March 25 Volume XXXIV,No. 31 February 23, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 010512727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Get a new look for the New Year!$50 OFF Any New WigCustom Hair & Wigs 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Expires 3/15/12Full Set or Spa Mani-PediNot available with other offers. Exp. 3/15/12020212 We Offer SHELLAC for Natural Nails20% OFF All Services for New Clients.$500OFF By BRIAN GOFFLARGO If there was one constant about the Shipwatch Tennis Club in Largo it was the presence of Kitty Winterhalter Lopez. Lopez, 73, played tennis five or six days a week, every week for years. That all stopped seven months ago, when she suddenly found it difficult to breathe. Lopez was playing tennis on a Tuesday afternoon in May 2011 with her friend Ruth McGee of Indian Rocks Beach. We were out on the court when suddenly she was out of breath, said McGee, a nurse. I told her she had better stop and see a doctor. But she finished the game, and two months later she was diagnosed. She was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes scarring on the lungs and prevents proper air and blood flow. There is no known cure and according to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, most patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. That is a fact not lost on Kitty Lopez. I was devastated to get the news of course, she said. My brother also has the disease. He was diagnosed 11 years ago and had a lung transplant nine years ago and had been doing well until recently. Now he is on the list for another transplant. In fact a lung transplant is the only thing that will prolong the life of a PF patient. Lopez is not on the list because she isnt sick enough yet. You have to be at a certain stage of the disease and nobody knows when that is going to happen, she said. I see doctors a lot, they monitor me closely and as soon as they detect a worsening of my condition I will get on the list for a transplant. Making people aware of the need for donor lungs and of the disease in general is something Lopez and her supporters are working hard to achieve. On March 23 and 24 they have organized a fundraiser at the Shipwatch Yacht and Tennis Club, which is at 11900 Shipwatch Drive. On Friday, March 23, there will be a dinner dance and a silent auction, and on Saturday, March 24, a day of See DONORS, page 4AShipwatch resident raises awareness of need for lung donors By SUZETTE PORTERLARGO Back in the day, the Sheriffs Office ran special operations targeting drivers under the influence on a regular basis. Then, budget cuts took their toll, and the practice was stopped. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Feb. 16 that he is enforcing a zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. And, hes bringing back sobriety checkpoints and DUI wolf pack patrols. This is another part of our continued effort and commitment at reducing drug and alcohol related crimes which threaten public safety in Pinellas County, Gualtieri says. We have seen an epidemic of overdose related deaths as many citizens of all social and economic backgrounds have become addicted to prescription drugs. We know these same people are getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and driving. Through aggressive enforcement we hope to save lives. Gualtieri took over as sheriff in November after being appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Scott after Jim Coats announced his early retirement. Thirty-two people were arrested on 40 charges, and 37 citations were issued during a seven-hour sobriety checkpoint, which started at 8 p.m. Feb. 17, in front of Hudsons Furniture Store, 9001 U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park. Deputies said 1,944 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 486 were diverted for additional checks. The average intrusion time was two minutes, six seconds. Eight people were arrested for driving under the influence; 12 for driving with a suspended or revoked license, six for not having a valid drivers license and six for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Two were arrested on misdemeanor warrants, one for resisting arrest without violence, two for felony violation of probation, one for felony violation of probation, one for aggravated fleeing and eluding, one for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and one for aggravated battery with a motor vehicle. Gualtieri said future checkpoints would be scheduled once a month at different locations around Pinellas. In addition, monthly wolf pack patrols will take place at different times in high traffic areas with an eye to identify and stop impaired, aggressive or otherwise reckless and errant drivers. DUI enforcement is a collaborative effort by several units in the sheriffs office, including prisoner transport, community policing, K-9 and narcotics. Traffic crash investigators and members of Explorer Post 900 assist with nonenforcement related tasks. Deputies also check for other traffic violations, such as drivers license, vehicle registration, insurance and vehicle equipment.Preventing tragedyThe Feb. 17 checkpoint was dedicated to Nick Sznerch and his family, who know first-hand the consequences of impaired driving. At age 7, Nicks 13-year-old sister and his father were killed when an impaired driver who fled the scene hit the van his family was traveling in. Gualtieri tells the familys story in a new brochure that explains the reinstated sobriety checkpoint program. The Sznerchs were on a road trip from North Carolina to Orlando to attend a memorial service See SHERIFF, page 4A VIEWPOINTSTom GermondPublics right to speak at meetings should be protected, columnist says. 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We will watch a twentyminute video and then have a guided discussion for the remaining forty minutes.21612 By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Commissioners will be following the same rules as staff when it comes to making credit card purchases. Commission Chair John Morroni sent a memo to commissioners on Jan. 11 asking them to review a proposed new policy governing the boards use of credit cards. For many years, county staff and board members have been issued purchasing cards to utilize for general expenditures within the limits and procedures established by the purchasing department, Morroni said in his memo. To date, there has not been a policy specific to board members memorializing limitations or restrictions on the use of purchasing cards. Morronis memo lists three main points he suggested become policy, including that the use be restricted to travel-related expenditures, making all other uses prohibited. In addition, commissioners who violate the policy could risk the loss of purchasing card privileges and be subject to the same provisions as all other county employees including reimbursing the county for the transaction from their personal funds. Morroni wasnt at the Feb. 14 work session meeting due to health concerns. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy, which has weakened his immune system putting him at risk for infection. His treatment is going well, commission Vice Chair Ken Welch said. But there are lots of sick people on the fifth floor (of the county courthouse), so he stayed home. Hell be watching (on TV) though. After considerable discussion and some minor amendments, the commission voted 5-1 to approve a credit card policy. Commissioner Norm Roche voted no. Commissioner Nancy Bostock suggested that paying for online training fees and registration fees be added to the list of allowable purchases, and the others agreed. Roche said there was no need for the policy to state that all other uses were prohibited since a list of what is allowed was spelled out. The others agreed. He also suggested deleting the part that specifies the punishment for commissioners who abuse the policy. We have no ability to judge each others activities, he said. We would need to appoint a board to investigate and recommend actions. Were not county employees, were elected officials. This is your policy, said County Attorney Jim Bennett. It should be clear as appropriate. He said it would be enforceable by the board through the attorneys office. So four of us could vote to shut down the use of someones credit card? asked Commissioner Neil Brickfield. Only if the spending is inappropriate per policy, Welch said. Bostock said the language was ambiguous. We should add as determined and enforceable by the majority of the board, she said. The intent is to align us with county staff we need to be honest and straightforward for commissions coming in the future. She also said it was unfair to put staff in the position of monitoring credit card use by commission members. County Administrator Bob LaSala said credit card use is monitored by purchasing and the Clerk of the Courts finance department, according to standard procedures. Welch asked if the credit cards could be coded so they cant be used outside the allowable categories. Purchasing Director Joe Lauro said it was possible to code the cards, but it would make using them for travel more difficult due to hotels with strange codes. He said purchasing and the clerks office determine if staff makes an inappropriate purchase with a credit card. They also determine if the money should be reimbursed. That process does not exist for the commission. The proposed policy adds monitoring commissioners purchases to standard procedures. Roche asked why the change was necessary. Why are we doing this, he asked. Is it because I spent 250 bucks on clearing a right of way when it had never been done before? Now, we start judging ourselves. We just had a big discussion yesterday on trust. He suggested approving a policy that includes allowable uses of a credit card and thats all. We should not establish policy on one incident that has been worked out. With all due respect, we wouldnt be going down this path if we were subject to the same standards as our employees, Commissioner Karen Seel said. Roche said he agreed except employees were not allowed to work under a seniority structure as is allowed on the commission. Our bosses are the citizens of this county, Roche said. They sit in judgment of us. I dont think we should be judging each other. I spent that money, but I didnt violate the charter. Seel said commissioners could all turn in their county-issued credit cards, use their personal credit cards, and then submit the paperwork needed to be reimbursed. Id be happy to turn mine in, she said. Commissioner Susan Latvala said it is easier on staff to process credit card bills than to deal with the paperwork that surrounds reimbursements. This is not about today, Latvala said. I think Commissioner Roche probably learned his lesson and wont do it again. This is for the future, so were careful about how we spend the taxpayers money and that we have the same rules for us that we have for our employees. This is a lesson learned not just for a single commissioner, but for the commission going forward, Bostock concurred. Roche continued to argue against the monitoring provision. I took action to clear a right of way that was a public hazard, Roche said. I spent $250. I didnt lie about it. I didnt violate the charter. I didnt violate policy. But because of what I did, weve had three meetings including a special meeting just to hammer on me. The $250 See COMMISSIONERS, page 5A Norm RocheCounty commissioners clarify rules for credit cards
4A Leader, February 23, 2012 Photo by BRIAN GOFFKitty Lopez, right, poses on the tennis court with her friend and tennis partner Ruth McGee. DONORS, from page 1Atennis and bocce ball and a luncheon. The cost is $50 for the dinner dance and $35 for tennis and bocce ball. Tickets may be purchased online at www.coalitionforpdf.org. In a statement the CEO of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Mishka Michon, praised Kitty and the community for their efforts. It takes a passionate person like Kitty to help give a voice to the many patients who cant speak for themselves, she wrote. There are many such patients. The CPF estimates that there are 128,000 Americans who suffer from the disease and 40,000 of them die every year. About 48,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, thats an increase of 156 percent. Why such an increase? Lopez and her friend Ruth McGee said it is because of better diagnosis. In the past people had the disease and didnt know it. In fact Lopez went weeks before the doctors could pinpoint the cause of her troubled breathing. I spent weeks in and out of hospital undergoing all kinds of tests, she said. Finally they did a lung biopsy and we all prayed that it wouldnt be PF, but it was. One of the reasons Lopez suspects they had trouble diagnosing her was because she was so active. Even now she walks on the treadmill for 40 minutes a day and still hits tennis balls, even though she has to have an oxygen tank strapped to her back to help her breathe. Shes as active a 73 year old as you will see anywhere, McGee said. Right now Lopez is undergoing a clinical trial testing a new drug to slow down the disease. Every three weeks I go to Tampa General Hospital where they infuse me with the drug. We dont know if it is working, we just hope and pray that it does. As much as Lopez is happy to share her story she doesnt lose sight of the need for lung donors and the reason for the two-day event at Shipwatch in March. Anybody who has signed their drivers license as an organ donor also will be donating their lungs, she said. It is also important that your family members are aware that you are an organ donor so they can make sure it happens when the time comes. We need those donor lungs; please dont take them with you. SHERIFF, from page 1Afor a family member in December of 2000, when only five minutes away from their exit, they were run off the road. Their van flipped several times, and Nicks dad, who was a decorated firefighter, was killed instantly. His sister, a successful student and budding artist, died hours later at the hospital. Nick and his mother survived, and spent nearly a month in the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Authorities eventually caught the driver that hit the Sznerch familys van. According to media reports from the time, Diana M. Jimenez, 22, was sentenced in October 2001 to 16 years in prison. Now, nearly 12 years later, Nick is a member of the sheriffs Explorer program. He has a black belt in karate. His goal is to go to college and pursue a career in law enforcement. DUI enforcement is designed to keep families safe from one of the greatest threats to our communities the impaired driver, Gualtieri says. In 2010, there were 1,198 alcohol-related crashes in Pinellas, which resulted in 699 injuries and 42 deaths. Impaired driving is one of the most frequently committed crimes in the United States. Impaired drivers kill innocent people every day, Gualtieri says. The purpose of the Pinellas County sheriffs sobriety checkpoint program is to arrest impaired drivers and take them off the road. These checkpoints are also designed to send the message that impaired driving will not be tolerated in Pinellas County. Impairment begins with the first drink or the first pill. Dont put your life and the lives of others in danger because you decide to drive impaired. Be smart. Be responsible. Dont drive while impaired. There are lives at stake including yours.Treasure Island OKs demolition of waterfront homeTREASURE ISLAND City Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution Feb. 7 that opens the door for a deteriorating waterfront home off the Treasure Island Causeway to be demolished. By passing the resolution, commissioners gave approval for City Manager Reid Silverboard to enter into a consent order agreement with Wells Fargo Bank to tear down the vacated two-story structure at 11 Treasure Lane. The 2,428-square-foot home was last purchased in 2005 by Frank and Natalie Williamson for $885,000. However, the couple later deserted the property and filed for bankruptcy. Since then the home has been cited for numerous code enforcement violations. This has been going on since 2007, said City Attorney Maura Kiefer. The home has been condemned by a building official, the roof is caved in and it has a number of other structural problems. Kiefer has been negotiating the deal with Ocwen Loan Servicing of West Palm Beach, an agent for Wells Fargo. She said the city will receive $22,800 from Ocwen to contract the demolition. Wells Fargo will retain deed to the property and eventually will sell the lot. Taxes this year on the site were $7,199.85 on an assessed value of $389,510. Bob McClureCouncil postpones vote on beach pedicabsCLEARWATER Rickshaw-like pedicabs, Segway scooters, mopeds, golf carts and passenger-powered surrey bikes are just some of the ways tourists get around Clearwater Beach, either by renting the vehicle and operating it themselves or by being driven by a professional driver. The Clearwater City Council wants to regulate them, but the dilemma facing the council is how to provide enough regulation to ensure safety without over regulating to the point that it drives their owners out of business. At the councils Feb. 13 work session, Assistant City Attorney Rob Surrette told the council that he has drafted a proposed ordinance that would require companies that rent vehicles to have $500,000 worth of insurance for each occurrence and name the city as a co-insured, and to obtain a certificate to engage in business that would be renewed at the same time as their business license. In addition, the owner would have to have his vehicles inspected by a mechanic and submit a sworn statement saying that his vehicles are in safe condition and he knows the law pertaining to putting them out for hire. If the pedicabs or other vehicles are to be driven by professional drivers, instead of by the renter, owners must also submit a list of all such drivers in their employ. Professional drivers must submit written proof of their criminal and driving histories that is less than 30 days old and will be disqualified if they have a history of drunken driving, lewd conduct or being a sexual predator. In addition, they must present a letter from their prospective employer, saying that they have a job waiting if they pass the background check. Once the rental requirements have been met, the next problem is where the vehicles should be allowed to operate. If they operate on the sidewalk they could injure pedestrians, but if they operate in the street they risk being hit by faster-moving cars. Surrette said that police officers worry most about the pedicabs because they are so slow, while the motorized vehicles and the surrey bikes, which are pedaled by all four passengers, are fast enough to keep up with traffic. But getting from North Beach to South Beach, or vice versa, is a huge problem because there is no way to do it without either driving on the sidewalk or competing with the cars in Clearwater Beachs infamous roundabout. The staff feels very strongly that slow-moving vehicles should not be in the roundabout, City Manager Bill Horne told the council. Surettes solution was to allow those vehicles to briefly navigate on the sidewalk to avoid the roundabout, but he said that the council has the right to ban such vehicle from certain streets and at certain times, such as spring break. Mayor-elect George Cretekos said that the city would have to be careful about the wording of a ban on slow-moving vehicles in the beach roundabout because, if worded too broadly, it could also apply to roundabouts in other areas of the city, where the beachs problems dont exist. This is complicated, very complicated, said Councilwoman Doreen Hock DiPolito, who was attending her first council work session after being elected without opposition on January 31. Cretekos then agreed to postpone the vote on the matter, which had been scheduled for February 16, until DiPolito and the other new council member, Jay Polglaze, could meet with Surrette and be brought up to speed on the discussions about pedicabs that had taken place before they were elected. Lester R. DaileyCouncil considers appeal changePINELLAS PARK Residents who disagree with a Board of Adjustment decision could have a chance to plea their case in front of the Pinellas Park City Council before taking the matter to court, according to a change currently under consideration. Opponents say the change would reduce the autonomy of the board and introduce a political element to a process that was meant to be devoid of political pressures. I ask you to think twice about voting for the ordinance regarding the board of adjustments that is before you because it is a slap in the face of the civic-minded citizens that sit and serve on the board, said Mike Silcott, a member of the board. The change was passed through first reading Feb. 9. A public hearing on the issue will be held Feb. 23. The board of adjustment meets every month to consider variance requests to the citys Zoning and Flood Damage Control codes. Currently, the only way to appeal the decision of the board, should a resident feel it wasnt fair, is to take the matter to court. The volunteer board often handles property disputes between neighbors, taking their own time and expense to research the situation and freeing up the council to handle more pressing matters, Silcott explained. Almost all of its decisions were unanimous, he added. Councilman Rick Butler said Silcott and the other members of the board shouldnt take the proposed change personally or as a slap in the face. Adding an appeal process through the council gave residents a deserved and affordable recourse, he said. The fee for filing an appeal would cost $250, according to the proposed ordinance. On the other hand, hiring an attorney to fight the decision in the circuit court costs a minimum of $18,000, Butler said. Anytime my citizens would like to address city council on a decision that they dont feel was fair and equitable, I welcome that, because I was elected to do that job, he explained. You people are appointed, he said to Silcott. Former Pinellas Park Mayor Cecil Bradbury spoke against the change, saying that the board of adjustment should be autonomous. It was set up that way originally, and I dont think our forefathers, long before me, got it wrong. It worked well for a lot of years, he said. The board of adjustment isnt subject to political pressures, which is ideal, Bradbury said. One hundred people in a room wont sway their decision, but it will the council. Ive seen it do it, so I know it does, he said. Butler argued that when the board of adjustments was created, a resident could hire an attorney for a couple hundred bucks. The process has become very complicated. What this is, is for our taxpayers and our residents to have one more step of regress, he said. Why the board of adjustment feels were going to circumvent every decision they make is beyond me. It takes two people to file this appeal to come before us. What scares them, Cecil? Bradbury was involved in a board of adjustment hearing after getting into a dispute with his neighbor over an arbor and a hedge on their respective properties. The board of adjustment ruled in Bradburys favor once, prompting his neighbor to ask for the council to step in. The council requested the decision go back before the board, which again made the same decision. Both Bradbury and Silcott said they felt the appeals change had been prompted by that case. Butler said the issue was bigger than that. Thats not the reason here. It really isnt. This thing just didnt happen over your case. It was other examples, Butler said. City council initiated the amendment during a workshop Oct. 11. Bradbury argued that the board of adjustments should act like judges, and shouldnt be appointed based on what decisions they were likely to make. I will be looking very closely at those people from now on out, Butler said. Silcott later called the comment a veiled threat. Councilman Ed Taylor cut into the back and forth to remind everyone that the council would be considering the issue in full Feb. 23, taking a roll-call vote after a public hearing. Councilwoman Sandra Bradbury said she didnt want the public to lose sight of the fact that the council was very appreciative of all citizen boards. Butler agreed to the sentiment. Juliana A. TorresChanges coming to Bluffs event traditionsBELLEAIR BLUFFS New ways of looking at long-established holiday and other traditional city events were presented at the Feb. 13 City Commission workshop. A series of changes to the dates, frequency and/or content of major happenings in the city were outlined by Commissioner Taylour Shimkus. Her recommendations drew strong support from other commission members. Shimkus suggested ditching the Fourth of July barbeque traditionally provided for residents in favor of a breakfast. Pancakes and bacon and eggs would be easier to prepare, she said, and the timing would allow people to attend other events or go to the beach later in the day. Suggested hours would be 8 to 11 a.m. Shimkus also mentioned hiring a local church, which has a kitchen on a bus, to handle the cooking. The Christmas holiday affair, which is normally done on the first Monday of December, would be changed to later in the week, a Thursday or Friday night, and possibly a little later in the month. The date would be aligned with the availability of the horse-drawn hayride, which has become a popular attraction second only to Santa, Shimkus said. The change would give city staff time to prepare for the event without the disruption of the weekend, assure continuation of the hayride, and maybe draw more people, she said. Increasing the citywide garage sale frequency from one to two a year was another idea proposed by Shimkus. Holding a spring and fall sale to coincide with Antique Alley shows would get the profile of Belleair Bluffs up, Commissioner Joseph Barkley said. I like two times a year, said Commissioner Suzy Sofer. Shimkus will present a revised events agenda for further discussion at the March workshop meeting. Wayne AyersBiltmore demolition permit application deemed insufficientBELLEAIR Cardno TBE, the town of Belleairs planning consultant, has reviewed the demolition permit application for the Belleview Biltmore Hotel and found the application to be insufficient. The Cardno TBE report concludes that the application filed by Biltmore Construction, LLC does not meet the requirements of the towns code of ordinances regarding historic preservation and related land development issues and is therefore incomplete and/or insufficient. The report states that a complete resubmittal is required. Several parts of the application were deficient, said Town Manager Micah Maxwell. For example, the code as defined by the historic preservation ordinance requires a site plan for whatever the redevelopment will be. That is not defined in the application for a special certificate of appropriateness where they checked demolition, residential, new construction, single-family and multi-family. The town code requires that adequate information necessary to enable the historic preservation board to visualize the effect of the proposed action on the applicants building, its site and its adjacent buildings and streetscapes be submitted. That was not done, according to the report.The application also failed to address any of the seven demolition criteria that must be completely addressed as part of the demolition permit. On Tuesday Maxwell met with BB Hotel LLC managing member Matt Cummings and Ed Parker of Biltmore Construction, LLC. We have not received a complete application, Maxwell advised. They have the choice to resubmit or not. No further town action on the fate of the Belleview Biltmore will be taken in the meantime. The Biltmore owners filed the papers with the town Jan. 6 seeking permission to demolish the historic hotel. Cummings said at that time that in order to make the project profitable they would have to build more than 83 townhomes on the site and he raised the possibility that there could be some condominiums on the site as well. Cummings could not be reached for comment regarding if or when their demolition permit application would be resubmitted. Chary SouthmaydState officials review pedestrian safety projectREDINGTON BEACH Residents packed the Redington Beach Town Commission chambers Feb. 7 to learn more and give feedback about proposed pedestrian safety improvements in town. The state is proposing six new pedestrian medians in Redington Beach, which is part of a larger project extending from 100th Avenue north to Walsingham Road. Megan McKeague and Sergio Quevedo, consultants for the Florida Department of Transportation, updated commissioners and residents on the plan. The proposed Gulf Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Project will include flashing beacons at crosswalks, which will be pedestrian activated. The crossing signals will be solar-powered. The lighting for the crossing areas is still being studied, Quevedo said. Pedestrian medians, or islands in the middle of Gulf Boulevard, are another proposed safety improvement. Originally the state considered 70-foot long medians for Redington Beach but after a recent field study decreased the median lengths. The project is still in the design phase and construction is expected to start later this year. It is targeted to end in the spring of 2013, the consultants said. The majority of residents at the meeting shared concerns about the proposed medians such as safety, congestion and inadequate space. A couple of residents praised the aesthetics and pedestrian safety benefits of the medians. After residents voiced general concerns and limited praise, the consultants reviewed each of the six proposed crossings. Residents gave feedback about specific issues, such as not being able to get into driveways and inadequate space to make turns onto Gulf Boulevard. The consultants took notes on the residents concerns. Some of the proposed median locations may be adjusted slightly. The locations could be shifted slightly or decreased in length. Following are the proposed crossings: 157th Avenue the island on the south side would be 22 feet long and 9 feet wide. The island on the north side would be 7 feet long and 9 feet wide. 158th Avenue The Island on the south side of the crossing would be 22 feet long and 9 feet wide. The island on the north side would be 17 feet long and 9 feet wide. 160th Avenue Both islands are 7 feet long and 9 feet wide. 162nd Avenue Both islands are 7 feet long and 9 feet wide. 163rd Avenue The island located on the south side of the crossing is 7 feet long and 9 feet wide. The island on the north side is 22 feet long and 9 feet wide. 164th Avenue The island located on the south side of the crossing is 25 feet long and 13 feet wide. The island on the north side is 21 feet long and 13 feet wide. Melissa Lattman REC FEES, from page 1Ahave a lot of interest in taking advantage of programs offered at Largos Community Center, such as trips and entertainment offerings. There are very few adult sports offered in Pinellas Park, she said. So I think there will be a lot of interest from adults who want to participate in some of those sports to take part in some of our leagues. She said some Largo residents who work in the Pinellas Park area may find it more convenient at some point to use Pinellas Park recreational services. I think its going to be mutually beneficial, she said. Commissioner Harriet Crozier cast the lone vote against moving forward with the proposed interlocal agreement. She said she needs to have some proof that the agreement is beneficial to the Largo residents. Im not real crazy about this idea to be truthful with you, she said. She said she understands trying to consolidate programs, but she sees the proposal as opening the doors to other cities that dont have the recreation services Largo can provide, and Im not sure we should give them that full of a benefit just like a resident of Largo. I would almost agree because the reciprocity is not necessary there, Mayor Pat Gerard said. Theres not an equal balance of benefit for each of the cities. Byrne said that the city has so much excess capacity what it will mean to Largo taxpayers is that potentially our cost recovery increases, which means a decreased pressure on the general fund to support some of these programs. Under the agreement, Largo residents would have to obtain Pinellas Park recreation cards to use that citys recreation programs and vice versa for Pinellas Park residents who want to use Largos recreation programs. The issue is on the agenda for the Pinellas Park City Councils meeting Thursday, Feb. 23. Around Pinellas Around Pinellas
County 5A Leader, February 23, 2012 Todays real estate market demands you choose an experienced team to help you buy and sell your home!Choosing the best Realtor today is one of the most important decisions you will make. You want to be able to trust your Realtor to successfully sell your property and help you, your family, your business associates and your friends when buying real estate. Marcy Daniels began her real estate career in 1976 and has been recognized as the Top Agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates Clearwater and Clearwater Beach offices. She also earned that Top Spot for the past 11 years. With a tradition of success, Marcy has been consistently listed among the top Realtors in her company and was included in her companys Top 100 in Florida for 2011. Marcy has decades of experience in our community, many awards noting her successful achievements and a long list of satisfied customers. Marcy and her team have become a resource to their clients who move to our area and to those who move out of the Tampa Bay region. She is joined by her husband, Scott, and their licensed assistant, Debbie Golomb. Together, they complete the team that their customers depend on to sell their homes and to help them purchase their properties in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Marcy and her team are proud that they are now assisting second generations of children and parents of their customers with their real estate needs. The Daniels Advantage Team goal is that every transaction is seamless and stress-free from contract to closing. Marcy, Scott and Debbie are a dynamic team selling beachfront homes and condos to golf course and planned communities in neighborhoods throughout Tampa Bay. The signature of their success is their integrity and professional service. Many businesses depend on them to assist with the relocation of new managers and employees moving here to Tampa Bay for the first time. Marcy and Scott support many local organizations. They believe that volunteerism is the best way to help improve our communities. They support St. Petersburg Colleges Women on the Way program. Marcy has received their Woman of Distinction award. Scott is an alum and past president of Leadership Pinellas and president of Pinellas Trails, Inc., the citizens organization that supports The Pinellas Trail. He is an active board member of Lighthouse of Pinellas, the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation and Coldwell Banker CARES Foundation. Marcy is a Realtor/Broker and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Since 1976, she has been providing a tradition of exceptional service. Together, The Daniels Advantage Team and Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are two names you will want to remember when you want full-time, professional service. Marcy and Scott have earned the trust and confidence of their customers throughout Tampa Bay. They have a national network of other experienced, successful Realtors for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Florida and across the country. For truly remarkable service, contact The Daniels Advantage Team by calling Marcy, at 727-560-8080 or visit online at www.MarcyDaniels.com. Marcy Daniels Successfully Selling In Todays Challenging Market PAIDADVERTISEMENT 022312 COMMISSIONERS, from page 3Aexpense was not frivolous it was needed. I wont support this. I dont want to sit here in judgment about how another commissioner runs their office. This is overkill. Lets just establish the policy, not the watchdog. Welch said he would support the policy minus the redundant language and rewording of the monitoring language. Lack of specific procedures led us to where we are today, he said. Two citizens spoke against adding the monitoring provision, including Bill Thomas of Clearwater who said the board should issue an internal memo on what county credit cards could be used for and let it die there. Latvala said the point is not about violation of purchasing code, but the violation of the charter that states commissioners cannot interfere with county operations. We dont direct staff to do work or make it happen without going through proper channels, she said. Ill make the motion right now to convene a grand jury, Roche said. I did not violate the law or the charter. Stop slandering me. Commission Neil Brickfield said he would support the proposed policy. This is not against you, he told Roche. Its about standards. No one elected me to spend taxpayers money any way I want. It has to have accountability.Robbery suspect arrestedLARGO A 16 year old was arrested for an armed robbery that occurred Dec. 8. The armed subject robbed two persons at 1060 Jasper St. The victims were in their vehicle when the subject approached them and robbed them at gunpoint. The suspect stole money and the victims cell phones, police said. Officers located the stolen cell phones a short distance away. The cell phones were collected as evidence and processed for fingerprints. On Jan. 21, Largo police Officer Lance Moore located a viable fingerprint on one of the discarded cell phones. The fingerprint led Detective Brendan Arlington to a suspect in the armed robbery. On Feb. 15 Arlington located and arrested the juvenile for the Dec. 8 armed robbery.Motorcycle rider injured on Indian Rocks RoadLARGO A motorcycle driver is receiving treatment for life-threatening injuries after he was involved in a crash Feb. 15 at Indian Rocks and Wilcox roads. Largo police said Timothy Sellers, 40, was northbound on Indian Rocks Road on his 2006 Honda VTX motorcycle. As the roadway curves to the right, the motorcycle and rider kept going straight, left the roadway, and impacted a palm tree near the intersection of Wilcox Road. The victim was flown to Bayfront Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for life-threatening injuries. Alcohol is a factor and the rider was not wearing a helmet. At this point there are no indications that any other vehicles were involved. If anyone has knowledge of or witnessed this crash they are urged to call Sgt. George Edmiston at 587-6730.Robbery-homicide unit closing casesLARGO Detectives with the sheriffs robbery-homicide unit are maintaining a perfect record for the second year thanks to the Feb. 17 arrest of a man wanted in connection with a Dec. 21 shooting death in St. Petersburg. The suspect was arrested in Hickory, N.C., and is awaiting extradition to Pinellas County where he faces first-degree murder charges. It is the last case to clear of 14 worked by robbery-homicide detectives during 2011. The unit also had a 100 percent case clearance rate for homicides in 2010.Toy gun gets Seminole teen in troubleTAMPA A Seminole teen was arrested Feb. 18 after waving a longbarreled pistol at motorists on the Howard Frankland Bridge. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, several 911 calls were received about 11:44 a.m. regarding a man brandishing a gun in a burgundy 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling northbound across the bridge. Other motorists followed the truck as it continued northbound on I275 and eventually exited onto Fowler Avenue in Tampa. FHP Troopers responded, located the vehicle, conducted a felony traffic stop on Fowler Avenue just east of I-275 and took Michael Francis Schreiber, 19, of Seminole into custody. Troopers also located a weapon that matched witnesses descriptions. Schreiber was arrested for improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail where he was released on $500 bond a few hours later. According to the jail report, the gun was a toy.Woman shot accidentally at church diesST. PETERSBURG A woman shot in the head Feb. 12 at her church in Lealman was pronounced dead about 10:20 a.m. Feb. 18 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Hannah Kelley, 20, of St. Petersburg was the daughter of the churchs pastor. Pinellas County sheriffs detectives are still investigating the apparent accidental shooting at Grace Connection Church, 4017 56th Ave. N., where several church members had gathered in the recreation room just after noon Sunday, Feb. 12, when a bullet passed through a closet wall into the room and hit Kelley in the head. Detectives say Kelleys boyfriend, Dustin Bueller, 20, of St. Petersburg asked Moises Zambrana, 48, of Pinellas Park, to let him see his gun. Bueller was thinking of buying a gun when he turned 21. Bueller, John Penu, 19, of St. Petersburg, and Zambrana stepped into a small closet next to the recreation room. Zambrana had removed the magazine from the gun and was explaining the weapons safety features, when the pistol fired. No charges have been filed in what is now a death investigation. Detectives said Zambrana had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Kelleys remains were taken to the medical examiners office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.Deputy hit at Lealman intersectionLEALMAN Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Offices Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a deputy involved traffic crash that occurred about 12:20 a.m. Feb. 18 at the intersection of 54th Avenue North and 49th Street North in Lealman. Deputy Gary Wilson was on duty in his 2005 Chevrolet Impala marked sheriffs cruiser with the emergency equipment activated responding to a report of a burglary in progress at the time of the crash, according to deputies. Wilson was eastbound on 54th Avenue and had stopped at a red light at 49th Street with his emergency equipment activated as he waited for traffic to stop before proceeding through the intersection. All traffic had stopped when Wilson continued into the intersection on his way to the emergency call. Just as Wilson reached the far side of the intersection, Kent Gulley, 67, of St. Petersburg, who was northbound on 49th Street in his 2006 Colorado pick-up, struck the passenger side of Wilsons cruiser. Deputies say Gulley did not notice Wilsons vehicle or that traffic had stopped. Wilson was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Gulley was not injured, however, later after the crash he was taken by a family member to a local hospital for examination. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. No one was cited; the crash is still under investigation.Woman critically injured in crashSEMINOLE An 88-year-old Seminole woman suffered critical injuries about 6:20 a.m. Feb. 17 when she was struck by a car as she was walking in the outside traffic lane of Starkey Road south of 78th Avenue North in Seminole. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Nicholas Charles Gipson, 26, of Seminole, who was traveling southbound on Starkey Road in the outside lane, swerved and tried unsuccessfully to avoid the collision. The front of Gipsons 2011 Hyundai Sonata struck Irene Cardwell, who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.Man injured in watercraft crashCLEARWATER An Oldsmar man suffered serious injuries Feb. 14 when his personal watercraft crashed near Island Way in the Intracoastal Waterway. According to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, after the crash, Michael R. Eytchison, 33, was transported to the docks by his co021612 worker Matthew J. Eickmeyer, 22. Eytchison was transported to St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening facial injuries and possible neck injuries. Deputies say the men, employed by Short Block Technologies, a company that builds motors and tests parts for watercrafts, were out testing the crankshafts of the watercrafts for their employer at the time of the crash. The two were riding westbound about 3 p.m. on the north side of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, when Eickmeyer lost sight of Eytchison. Eickmeyer proceeded to the area where he last saw Eytchison and discovered him injured in the mangroves. Eickmeyer put Eytchison on his personal watercraft and immediately transported him to the Seminole Street boat ramp. According to Marine Unit investigators, it appears Eytchison attempted to turn away from the mangroves as he approached them, but failed to make the turn and continued on into the mangroves at a rate of speed of about 30 miles per hour Deputies say the crash does not appear to be alcohol or drug related. The investigation continues.Crime rate down in PinellasLARGO Part one crimes decreased by 7.62 percent in 2011 for the entire area served by the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the news Feb. 16. He said the decrease is significant on several levels. This is the third year in a row we have achieved a decrease in part one crimes, in spite of the many budget cuts we had to make across the agency. The three year decrease is 11.98 percent overall. Part one crimes are murder, forcible sex, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The sheriffs jurisdiction includes the unincorporated area and 12 cities that have contracted with the sheriff for primary law enforcement services. The cities are Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, Seminole and South Pasadena. The sheriff attributes the decrease to a successful restructuring of the agency, which focused on the efficient delivery of public safety services even with a decrease in staff. We have become a leaner operation, and by aggressively targeting hot spots and using proactive law enforcement strategies, we have managed to make a difference, he said. I cant say enough about our members who implemented this approach their performance is commendable during these changing and challenging times. Police beat Police beat
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Exp. 3/28/12 Next to Wendys & Tri City Plaza East Bay DriveU.S. Hwy 19BelcherSPECIAL Clipper Cigars022312 By BOB McCLURESEMINOLE If all goes as expected, St. Petersburg College should be relatively unaffected by sizeable budget cuts to the states college and university system. SPC president Bill Law told members of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Feb. 16 that his schools $145 million budget should not be impacted as heavily by state legislators as the states major universities. I think well come out whole, Law said. Enrollment growth and the revenue from a small tuition increase should produce just enough to keep everything together. Laws comments came just a few days after officials at the University of South Florida were notified of a proposed 58 percent cut in funding by the Florida Senate budget committee for 2012-13. Other state universities faced similar cuts but not as large as those aimed at USF. Well all live through this, Law said, but its not good to be trashing higher education. Trust me, every (college faculty) candidate from out of state will be aware of that story. Law said the budget process has gotten more heated each year. It all starts with the governor recommending no funding cuts, said Law. Then the House (of Representatives) recommends no cuts and the Senate recommends no cuts. Everybody agrees to no cuts. Then as soon as you walk out the door, they cut you. Despite increasing administrative challenges, Law said SPC has been able to grow consistently. He said student enrollment is now about 33,000. Progress is most noticeable in the schools four-year baccalaureate program, which produced 1,000 baccalaureate degrees a year ago and 5,000 degrees over the last 10 years. Of the 1,000 four-year degrees earned last year, 200 were Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and 200 others in teacher education. Others graduated with degrees and certifications in veterinary science, and three levels of paralegal education. Law said about two-thirds of SPCs students receive some form of financial aid. About 17,000 students received approximately $50 million in Pell Grant funds last year. He said the Florida Legislature gave state schools the green light for an 8 percent increase in tuition a year ago but SPC opted for only a 3 percent in August and another 3 percent in January. If funding comes through this spring, SPC is hopeful for a library expansion, funding a marine science project at Bay Pines and possible future expansion of the University of Florida dental school on the Seminole campus. Law said the Seminole campus is on the move and is in the process of increasing its faculty by eight positions. Three of the vacancies, he said, were the results of retirements and the other five are new positions. Four of the positions were in English writing, which drew 240 applicants. Were committed to hiring the best faculty in the nation, Law said. Were buyers in a buyers market. Others are cutting and were hiring.Senior exemption deadline approahesCLEARWATER An additional property tax exemption of up to $50,000 is available for qualified senior citizens in 23 municipalities and unincorporated Pinellas County. The amount varies by taxing district and is based on the total household income received in 2011. The deadline to apply is March 1. Apply at any of the Property Appraisers offices four locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants will qualify if: At least one homesteaded property owner is 65 years old or older on Jan. 1, 2012; The applicant qualifies for or already receives a homestead exemption; Total household income was $27,030 or less for 2011 (Nontaxable Social Security income is not included in that amount); Applicant lives in a tax district offering the exemption. When you apply, bring: If required to file a Federal Income Tax Return: bring Form 1040 or 1040A for 2011; If not required to file a Federal Income Tax Return: bring documentation that will show total income for 2011 (bank statements, SSA 1099, Pension statements, for example); First time applicants should bring proof of age. This exemption does not automatically renew as the homestead exemption does so citizens who received this benefit last year must reapply againBudget cuts not expected to hit St. Petersburg College Photo by BOB McCLURESt. Petersburg College president Bill Law speaks to members of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon Feb. 16 at the SPC Seminole campus.this year. The good news is that they may renew by mail. A renewal form was sent at the end of January. For more information and office locations, call 464-3294, or visit the Property Appraiser website at www.pcpao.org/Ex emptions.html.County eyes $4.2 million in federal fundsCLEARWATER Pinellas County expects to receive about $4.2 million in federal grant funds and program income for housing and community development programs for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2012. In addition, approximately $530,000 in program income from state and local funds will be available. Applications for housing and community development funding are due by March 2. The source of funds is the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant (formally known as the Emergency Shelter Grant), State Housing Initiatives Partnership and Pinellas County Housing Trust Fund Programs. County funds may be expended in unincorporated areas and all incorporated areas except St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo and Belleair Shore. HOME funds will also be expended in Largo as a member of the Pinellas County Consortium. All proposed projects must either principally benefit incomequalified households or areas, according to regulations governing the grant source, or eliminate slum and blight. Funding will be allocated to projects within the countys four major areas of interest: housing, neighborhood improvements in targeted areas, special district activities, and facilities serving low and moderate-income, including special needs and homeless, populations. Priority will be given to capital projects that serve youth aging out of foster care, homeless families and housing for veterans. This year, the county is not accepting competitive applications for Community Development Block Grant or Emergency Solutions Grant funding for payment of operating expenses or expenses associated with the provision of services. For more information and an application form, go to www. pinellascounty.org/community/ NOFA, call Brook Gajan at 4648232 or email cdplanning@pinel lascounty.org.Citizen University begins new session CLEARWATER Pinellas County University brings students face to face with county administrators and decisionmakers. During this 10-week course, participants go behind the scenes at many Pinellas County operations and talk to the experts as the class explores a wide range of county functions. Students meet and talk with county officials and elected county leaders. Through field trips and decision-making exercises, PCU participants learn firsthand how Pinellas County provides services to nearly a million county residents. Class enrollment is limited. Classes meet Thursdays, usually from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition is $35 which includes a class shirt, all course materials, graduation ceremony and diploma. 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Networking clubs follow the leadsBusiness 7A Leader, February 23, 2012 Natural Health & Wellness Center205 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 1-800-726-WELL (9355) or 727-953-9799PresentsAn Empowering Workshop and Health ExpoWe are very excited to present the FIRST ever, 4 hour seminar, on utilizing your B.E.S.T. Empowerment Techniques. You will be learning advanced knowledge, known only by a handfull of health care professionals, world-wide. This will be the first time these techniques will be shared and taught to the public. 1. You will be taught, personally, by Dr. James J. Barile, on how to reset and syncronize both the left and right brain hemispheres. You will learn useful techniques to improve neurological balance and re-time internal communications between brain and body. 2. You will learn a useful o ring testing technique and how to detect and correct internal emotional blockages. 3. The importance of saliva and urine testing will be explained. 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Redington Beach FL 3377010am-3pm Lunch Provided Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.$20.00 check/cashR.S.V.P. 1-800-726-WELL (9355) 010512 Quality Printing Since 1989Small Jobs or Short Timelines,BRING IT ON!Short Run Full-Service Digital Color Printing Tradeshow Graphics.3690 East Bay Dr., Largo 727-530-3370(Next to Outback)www. colorpagesinc.com Bring this AD in and get10% OFFyour first order.Offer Expires 3/31/12 Brochures Banners Flyers Business Cardscolor pagesinc.printing + graphics22312 021612 61611 011212MountcastleVeinCenters.com French Market setLARGO The tenth annual French Market will take place Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Julies Cottage at Provence and Periwinkles at the Cottage, 13128 Indian Rocks Road. Shoppers will get a taste of the French countryside as local vendors gather to offer hand-painted and shabby-chic furniture, handmade jewelry, antique treasures, garden accessories, spring floral and wreaths, home accents, Easter dcor and new Vera Bradley. The potting shed will feature herbs and spring wildflowers. Sandwiches, salads, pastries and beverages from the Wildflower Caf will be available for purchase. For information, call 517-8102.BBA meetsBELLEAIR BLUFFS Patty Brundrette, owner of Sydney and Company Salon, hosted the recent meeting of the Bluffs Business Association. The next meeting will take place Thursday, March 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Harmony Home Health, 13787 Belcher Road, Largo. For information, call Linda Burhans 394-1718.Natures Food Patch celebrates 25 yearsCLEARWATER Natures Food Patch recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded store at 1225 Cleveland St. For the Feb. 17 extravaganza, the natural foods grocer was transformed into a stage of magical fantasy complete with aerial performers, a stilt walker, bird people and, a tarot card reader. Natures Food Patch also was recently named 2012 Large Business of the Year by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Members of the chamber as well as the newly elected Mayor of Clearwater, George Cretekos, attended the event.ADDY Awards gala setThe American Advertising Federation Tampa Bay will host its annual ADDY Awards Gala on Friday, Feb. 24, with the theme Celebrate Your Freaky Genius. The ADDY awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. The local awards are the first step toward national acclaim, and provide an opportunity for local advertising professionals to be recognized for their work. We are extremely proud of the caliber of work done in our local community, and welcome this opportunity to honor our peers in the advertising industry, said Heather Christman, AAF-TB president. This years gala will provide a great evening of fun and celebration. The ADDY Awards gala will be held in downtown St. Petersburg, with cocktails and appetizers at the Dali Museum beginning at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m. the gala moves across the courtyard to the Mahaffey Theatre Ballroom where the ADDY winners reel will be shown and awards handed out. For information or to purchase tickets, call Sarah Jeffcoat at 813-879-8223 or visit www.aaf-tampabay.org.Family Chiropractic to re-openPALM HARBOR Dr. Lisas Family Chiropractic and Natural Health Care will host a grand re-opening and big reveal on Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1114-C Florida Ave. Attendees will meet Dr. Lisa and her Dream Team at the new Holistic Center for Vibrant Health while learning about a wide range of chiropractic techniques as well as innovative and alternative therapies that the new center has to offer. There will be food, fun and door prizes. The Holistic Center for Vibrant Health will be located at Dr. Lisas newly remodeled office. Call 772-1966 or visit www.MyDrLisa.com. Shubee Shack boasts new ownerNORTH REDINGTON BEACH Pat Bearry recently became the new owner of the Shubee Shack at 91 171st Ave. E. The Shubee Shack offers signature sandwiches featuring Boars Head meats and cheeses along with homemade soups, Marylandstyle crab cakes and pounded pork loin sandwiches.Networking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Friday, Feb. 24 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www. bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Feb. 24 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Feb. 24 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Friday, Feb. 24 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www. pro-leads.net. Monday, Feb. 27 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Feb. 27 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro-leads. net. Monday, Feb. 27 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Monday, Feb. 27 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@freenetworkinginterna tional.com or visit twocupscon nect.com. 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If anybody knows classmates who have not been contacted about the event, please urge them to contact Jim Kramer, 727-492-5393 or to visit www.classcreator.com/Largo-FL-1962/index.cfm.Lakewood High 40th reunion setST. PETE BEACH Lakewood Highs class of 1972 is hosting itsLargo High plans 50th year reunionLARGO Largo High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th year class reunion Sept. 21-23 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Plans include Friday registration and a mixer. A barbecue bonanza is planned for Sept. 22. Dinner and a dance 40th reunion on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21. The Friday event is at Silas Dents, and the Saturday event is at Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach. Cost is $150 per person for both evenings or $75 for just Friday or $125 for Saturday only. Visit www.classreport.org/usa/fl/st_petersburg/lhs/1972 or find the Facebook group by searching Lakewood High Fortieth Reunion.Dines makes Deans ListCLEARWATER Jacob Dines of Clearwater has made the Deans List at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. To earn this honor, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Drake is a private, independent university with about 3,300 fulltime undergraduate students.LARGO Largo Elks Lodge 2159 has announced the Students of the Month for January from Largo High School. They are Daniel Jewett, son of Margaret and John Jewett of Largo, and Mariah Corbitt, daughter of Ronnice and Vincent Corbitt of Largo. Jewett has been on the deans list or honor roll every semester, has a high school academic letter, sports letter and bars. He has an award in the chemistry magnet program and a certificate and award for two years on the academic team. He is the president of Crossfire, a Bible study club, and parliamentarian of Future Educators of America. He participated in varsity crosscountry, track and field and soccer, Rho Kappa National History Honor Society and Thespians Society National Drama Society. His activities include tutoring students in math, volunteering for the RCS Food Bank, and helping with the maintenance and landscaping. Corbitt has completed with honors classes in geometry, physics, English I, English II, Algebra II, chemistry, AP World History, AP English composition and AP U.S. History. Corbitt enjoys playing on the varsity soccer team and is captain of the varsity volleyball team. She is an accomplished cellist, receiving a fine arts award. She is a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Senior Council and Key Club. She also volunteers at the Chapel By The Sea, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, assistant coach for volleyball at Largo Middle School and Junior Achievement at two elementary schools. She volunteers for many fundraisers.Elks names students of the month Notebook Notebook
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The event will kick off on Friday, 6 p.m. and will conclude Saturday, 8 a.m. Attendees will enjoy experiences such as a cookout, night hike, wildlife show, smores around a campfire and breakfast. Cost is $10 a person. Children age 2 and younger are free. An adult must accompany all children. Campers must bring a tent and camping gear. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 7. To reserve a spot, call 518-3047 or visit LargoNature .com.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Feb. 23, March 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.weedonisland preserve.org. For information, call 4536500.Weedon to host bird walkST. PETERSBURG A bird walk will be offered Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Many of Floridas colonial water birds can be spotted at Weedon Island Preserve during the winter months. Trained volunteers will assist participants in documenting the variety of wading birds that frequent the coastal shores as well as the many birds of prey and other species. Binoculars will be available. The event is recommended for adults. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonisland preserve.org.Weedon to host guided hikesST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, Feb. 25, March 10, 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.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to host snake programTARPON SPRINGS A free program on Floridas fascinating snakes will be presented Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will learn about these ecologically important, but often misunderstood vertebrates. This live reptile presentation gives participants the opportunity to learn about the snakes natural history and is recommended for all ages. After the indoor presentation participants will enjoy a nature walk while discussing Floridas natural wonders. Closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing are highly recommended. This is the second of the three-part Brooker Creek Preserve Wild Florida series. Advance registration is required. Call 4536800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.orgSensing Nature program setTARPON SPRINGS A free program on prehistoric Florida will be offered Saturday, March 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Participants will journey back into Floridas past when the saber cat, giant sloth, mammoth, giant tortoise and bison roamed the Sunshine State. A Sensing Nature biologist will guide participants through this final Wild Florida three-part series when mega-fauna ruled the countys coastal habitats. Adults and families are welcome. Space is limited. Closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing are highly recommended. Advance registration is required. Call 4536800 or visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org.With cold fronts rolling in about every seven days, weve been able to cash in on some good weather and good fishing in between. Its purely bad luck however that these fronts seem to be hitting on Saturday or Sunday each week, leaving weekend anglers scratching their heads and wishing for a change in the pattern. Fishing for redfish continues to improve countywide; the Fort De Soto area has been the most consistent spot to find a school of fish as they make their way onto such famed hot spots as Tarpon Key, Conception Key, Cow and Calf Keys. These small islands are redfish magnets in the early spring. On calm days anglers can fan cast artificial lures like gold spoons and lightly weighted soft-plastics as they drift, push pole, or slowly trolling motor around the schools of mullet, giving special attention to island points that have oyster growth around them. On less than perfect days you may opt for either a live pinfish fished shallow underneath a cork or tail snipped laying on the bottom. Speckled trout remain at the top of the list in our northern part of the county. Fish almost any of the spoil islands from Clearwater Harbor north thru Dunedin on the changing of the tides, with low to high being the best. A free-lined live shrimp is rarely refused. Be sure to make up tide casts in order to get a natural presentation. When the tide is low the fish will move way off the islands, so a good approach would be to start shallow and continue to move out deeper until the fish are located. Sheepshead fishing is hot right now and is a great option on windy days. Most deep docks from residential canals, to marinas and pass entrances will have some or maybe a bunch of sheepshead on them. Use a small live shrimp or a piece of a big shrimp on a relatively small hook. Usually a 1/0 will suffice, with just a small amount of lead, like a #5 split shot. Using too much weight will make it difficult to detect the bite, which is often very subtle. Until next week get bent.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. 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Briefs10A Outdoors Leader, February 23, 2012 012612FREE Medicaid Seminars Palm Harbor Library Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 2 pm 2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor (One block West of 19 North) New Port Richey Main Library Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 2 pm 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey Located near City Hall Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 2pm 1701 68th Street North, St. Petersburg (Near Tyrone Mall behind Chilis) Largo Library Friday, March 9, 2012, at 2 pm 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, Jenkins Room C (Just across from The Largo Cultural Arts Center) Seminole Library Monday, March 12, 2012, at 2 pm 9200 113th Street North, Seminole (St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus) South Shore Regional Library Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 2 pm 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, Florida. (Off 19th Ave. N.E.) 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In addition, they came back with slender red hitchhikers called Xenobalanus (Dolphins Watchs Hassles of tassels). The presence of these more or less ecologically benign (commensal) barnacles was another unusual characteristic that distinguished 2011 from previous years. Assessment of the number of individuals that comprise a community of free-ranging animals is the basis of any management strategy. You have to monitor an animal community for eight years to predict its population trend of decline, growth, or steady state. Were almost there.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website www.dolphinsuperstore.com. Read her Dolphin Watch column weekly at www. TBNweekly.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.swim slowly around it, waiting for his mom. Dolphins wait for each other with some regularity (Dolphin Watchs Wait and See). Perhaps this was the moment that the mysterious trailing fin had waited for. In any case, it appeared quite suddenly at young Fennels side. It was an adolescent bottlenose dolphin new to our waterways that we call Bora. Like children confined to the doctors office waiting room, waiting soon gave way to play. With customary dolphin enthusiasm, Bora and Fennel flung themselves into wrestling as lightly and smoothly as the seas themselves. In so doing, they expressed that mysterious dolphin psychology of socializing next to the boat. For an endless time, we watched them submerge and swirl; rise to prod, push, or nudge each other; and dash off in fake flight with a trail of footprints. Right before the game of Carry Me, Bora surfaced with a small slab of seaweed plastered onto the end of its mouth, arching extra high over the water surface. It lowered itself back in with care. Underwater, it twisted. Fennel swam underneath and surfaced, Bora perched on Fennels back. Even their most playful moves were paced and easygoing, such as when Bora poked Fennel from underneath and Fennel raised his flukes in mock protest, pretending he was going to kick Bora in the face. Between the flair of the day and the dolphins, the observation was superlative in every way but one: Would there be moments like this in the future? The frequency with which we encountered bottlenose dolphins in our local waters was lower in 2011 than any year since we began monitoring them in 2005. This conclusion is based on the number of dolphins we saw each time we surveyed our study area. A total of 882 surveys from 2005-2011 show that the annual average frequency of seeing dolphins was down 33 percent in 2011 from previous years. A caveat is that this conclusion is based on only one measure. There are many more measures to investigate. The dolphins story has just begun to unfold. On the other hand, its hard to argue with data because they dont lie. They also have their own questioning voice that goes something like this: If the frequency of seeing dolphins was down 33 percent in 2011 from previous years, which years? All six previous years? Some years? One year? The short answer is half of them. The frequency with which we found dolphins alternated between high and low (most frequent in 2005, 2007, and 2009; least frequent in 2006, 2008, and 2010). If the alternating pattern had continued into 2011, dolphins would have been most frequent. Instead, 2011 dolphins were statistically less frequent One winter day that thought it was spring, the wind slept in. Patches of water were so calm that they looked like patches of ice, replete with silver sheen. Among them, a mother and calf dolphin periodically surfaced to breathe. The mother FM hunted in a broad stretch of the saltwater river known as the Intracoastal Waterway. Her son Fennel hunted a goodly distance away. Though dispersed, their movements were closely coordinated as they oozed south at a leisurely pace unknown on land. The two werent alone. Trailing some distance behind them, a third dorsal fin appeared sporadically in the glossy waters. Friend or foe? Fennel, a couple of hundred yards ahead of his mom, came abreast of South Cross Cove. Its a shallow pocket renowned among dolphins for its thick layers of marine snow that hide a great many things of interest to the dolphin community. But he kept going. When FM came abreast of it, she veered in to search for snacks. Fennel slowed until he found a likely spot and began toIn a game of Carry Me at sea between two bottlenose dolphins, young Fennel compliantly supports larger dolphin Bora who gurgles water from its mouth and even curls in utterly relaxed interaction. Fennel carried Bora for over a minute, an eon at sea.Orchid Friends Sale setLARGO The Orchid Friends Sale will be Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to noon, at 12350 Ridge Road. There will be a variety of blooming and nonblooming plants as well as supplies for sale. Advice on orchid care and culture will be available. Call 475-0750. FHS to meetCLEARWATER The Florida Herb Society will meet Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Yetta Jaworski, FHS vice president, and Rita Taylor, Briarwood Farm Herbs, will demonstrate pickling with herbs. Everyone will taste and make refrigerator pickles with herbs. Refreshments and herbal swaps will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. The first meeting is free. Cost is $25 a year to join. Call Emily Wenzel at 365-8574 or email email@example.com.Bromeliad Society to meetCLEARWATER The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 South Belcher Road. Terrie Bert will give a talk titled The Outstandingly Ostentatious and Particularly Picturesque O & P Bromeliad Genera, Part I. The lecture will cover about four of the eight bromeliad genera starting with the letters O or P. Bert will talk about their natural distributions, habitats and growing conditions. Bromeliads will be available for sale. Call 439-7782. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Were almost there, but wheres that?
Viewpoints 11A Leader, February 23, 2012 Elections lettersThe deadline to submit letters pertaining to the municipal elections March 13 is Feb. 24. Tampa Bay Newspapers will not publish any letters regarding the elections after March 1. 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli email@example.com Retail Advertising Manager: Jay Rey firstname.lastname@example.org Classied Advertising Manager: Shelly Fournier email@example.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.orgProduction Manager: David Brown email@example.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter firstname.lastname@example.org Seminole/Beach Beacon: Bob McClure email@example.com Largo Leader/Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.org Belleair/Beach Bee: Chary Southmayd email@example.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl firstname.lastname@example.org Pinellas Park Beacon: Juliana A. Torres email@example.com General Editorial firstname.lastname@example.orgCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSVoice outrage over amendmentEditor: When the Obama administrations health care financing plan was signed into law, President Obama and Congress promised that funds under the new law would not cover abortions. This has proven to be empty rhetoric. Why? Because the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that under the health care law, private insurance plans must cover the full range of FDA approved contraception in which category HHS explicitly included the abortion-inducing drug ella. Shame on you Sen. Mikulski. This mandate is anti-Christian and especially anti-Catholic. You of all people should know better. This mandate includes a so-called religious employer exemption, yet the exemption is so narrowly defined that most religious schools, colleges, hospitals and charitable organizations serving the public do not qualify. Even an expanded definition of religious employer would fail to protect non-religiously affiliated organizations, individuals and even religiously affiliated health insurers who pro-life consciences are nonetheless violated. This is an unprecedented attack on the freedom of conscience of choice to purchase private insurance that does not violate their ethical, moral or religious objections. I hope all readers will contact their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., and voice outrage over this anti-life mandate. Ed Klein ClearwaterSupports Christy for councilEditor: I am supporting Tom Christy for Seminole City Council. Tom is a member of our parish, St. Justin Martyr, here in Seminole. He is active in our parish with most ministries and he is an usher at the 9:30 a.m. mass on Sundays. He is faith-based and principled. He can always be counted on to assist in any way. He is an owner/resident at Seminole Gardens and the folks there appreciate his participation and assistance. Again, he is always willing to help in any way. Tom supports the Seminole Mall and participates in the monthly first Friday events there, sponsored by Freedom Square. He supports the merchants that remain at the mall. He would like to see improvements to the roads in that area, and would like to see the lot at 113th Street and Park Boulevard improved. Tom has unwaveringly supported increased safety for pedestrians, recently presenting a petition to the City Council in support of a comprehensive study to improve pedestrian safety for all our citizens. Tom supports aggressive annexation to grow our city, and increase economic development, and the retention of our mall. He served on the recent Charter Revision Commission, and would like to continue the good work started there. I support Tom as he is forward thinking; he has the vision and the leadership necessary to move our city into the future. He has attended City Council meetings routinely for several years now. He is well versed in all city matters. He supports the Recreation Department and would like to see some Sunday hours available for our residents. He has previously served on the City Council in Tonawanda, N.Y., for several years. He has the time and energy to commit to demands of the position. Sharon Waits SeminoleKnee-jerk reaction unwarrantedEditor: Im appalled at the idea that any governmental body in Pinellas County would consider makeing feeding wild birds a crime. After all, Pinellas County was declared to be a bird sanctuary 100 years ago. Although I am sympathetic to those who are living near people who indulge in feeding large birds (who then leave large droppings), for once, can we take a step back and think about the issue, rather than implementing a knee-jerk reaction that will likely have unintended consequences? Perhaps we do need to implement regulations regarding feeding our largest wild birds, but do we really want to make grandma a fugitive if she wants to continue feeding pigeons on a park bench or an egret in her back yard? How about the fishermen who toss leftover fish parts to hungry pelicans? Instead of a ban, cant we consider restrictions? After all, no one wants a crazy cat lady to inadvertently cause pain and suffering to a hundred animals she has trapped in her trailer, but that doesnt mean we have to outlaw owning cats, does it? There may be some bumps along the way, but isnt the fact that we live in a bird sanctuary and we are bringing some birds, like the wood stork, back from the brink of extinction worth a bit of inconvenience? Instead of a ban, why not incorporate restrictions like: 1) amounts/types of food that can be fed; 2) limiting feeding to enclosed locations like back yards; 3) imposing fines for noncompliance and animal control intervention in those rare instances where it is required due to severe noncompliance. Banning the feeding of wild birds would just make criminals out of good-hearted people. Bonnie-Sue Brandvik BelleairSupports Johnson for councilEditor: I like to cut to the chase, so lets start with this: Patricia (Patti) Johnson for Council Seat 2! I first became aware of Patti when she worked for Freedom Village, an affordable and accessible apartment complex here in Pinellas Park. Fluent in American Sign Language, Patti was often called upon to interpret when police or emergency personnel had to interact with deaf residents at a time when Pinellas Park had the second largest population of deaf residents in the country. As a court-appointed guardian and elder care consultant, Patti is an advocate for the disenfranchised, the elderly, the disabled and the working citizens whose tax dollars make services for these special populations possible. She has had to face down those who would prey on our most vulnerable seniors and has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the needs of our elder population. Pattis volunteer work on our citys Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement Board have given her experience in weighing the integrity of our ordinances as written against the requirements of common sense and citizens rights. She and her husband, Del, own two local businesses that support employees and provide needed products and services for pet owners and horse enthusiasts. She has distinguished herself in recent months as an advocate for Main Street Fairness, the movement that seeks to close the Internet sales tax loophole that drains revenues from state coffers and leaves brick-and-mortar retailers at an untenable disadvantage. Patti serves on the Board of Directors of the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce and on the Advisory Council of the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club, and is a member of the local police departments Volunteer Mounted Patrol and the local Kiwanis Club. It takes guts to make a run for public office when its so easy for anyone who opposes you to shoot carefully worded barbs into your reputation. It takes clear vision to be able to see through all the special interests that cloud even the most basic issues facing civic leaders. It takes experience and courage to recognize the right course of action and pursue it. In Pinellas Park, it takes putting Patricia Johnson in Council Seat 2 on March 13. Billie S. Noakes Pinellas Park What is severe conservatism?Gov. Mitt Romney recently declared that he is severely conservative. He neglected to say exactly what that means, so well have to guess. Or maybe do our own research. On the question of abortion, for example, there are several degrees of conservatism. A slightly conservative person will favor allowing a woman to stay out of jail even if she has an abortion. A moderate conservative will send the woman to prison, take away her child until age 10 and then exile both mother and child to Australia for the rest of their lives. A severe conservative (and here Im only guessing) will support laws that would allow the arrest and moderate torture of any pregnant woman (and her boy friend) for even having sex without using birth control. Some studies have shown that severe conservatives tend to oppose sex in any form before marriage, and only limited sex after marriage. Of course, such studies are questionable. Just ask Newt Gingrich. The death penalty is another major issue that many conservatives cannot agree on. A gentle conservative (if youll allow that term) believes in executing a felon only after all appeals have been exhausted, provided the appeals process doesnt last longer than six months. A middle-of-the-road conservative assumes that anyone charged with murder is probably guilty, and therefore does not deserve to have a public defender appointed to argue his or her case in court. A severe conservative will encourage police to fatally wound anyone found within 50 yards of a murder scene, especially if the bystanders are black or Hispanic. This is called playing the odds, i.e., if you whack all of the people at the crime scene, chances are good that at least one of them is the guilty perpetrator. This follows the hallowed conservative principle, Better that a dozen innocent people be mowed down than that a single guilty man should go free. The question of affirmative action provokes many arguments among conservatives. Some admit that America has a history of racism, and that minority members should therefore be given a slight break when applying for jobs or college. Moderate conservatives go along with that, but only if the applicants are blind persons suffering from Lou Gehrigs disease. On the far right, severe conservatives argue that in Gods sight all humans are created equal, and that affirmative action is nothing but reverse discrimination, and a product of communism and atheism. Their motto: Give em an inch and theyll take a mile. Conservatives generally agree on the economy and how it should work. They sum it up by quoting the Golden Rule, i.e., Whoever has the gold should make the rules. They like to quote from that Michael Douglas movie where he says, Greed is good. Although a few conservatives may concede that laws are sometimes needed to prevent corruption in the stock market and mortgage lending, severe conservatives become apoplectic when they are accused of screwing the public in any fashion. One Wall Street CEO summed it up this way: If Americans dont like the way capitalism operates, let them keep their money at home, wrapped in a pillowcase. Dont spend a nickel for anything. See what that gets them. Nothing troubles conservatives more than the questions of homosexuality and gay marriage. A true conservative will tend to argue that homosexuality is a myth, something like Santa Claus, dreamed up by bored Parisians to flesh out a slow summer in the 1880s. If they do those nasty things with each other, its only because they choose to. Standard conservative responses to a child who announces, Dad, Im gay, is to simply disown the offender or enroll him in a Christian concentration camp that promises to convert him into a replica of John Wayne. Although an increasing number of states are authorizing same-sex marriages, severe conservatives are responding by building gated villages guarded by large dogs trained to attack same-sex couples of either gender who wander by. I hope I havent offended anyone with my foregoing comments, which I admit may contain one or two exaggerations. Its always dangerous to generalize about political viewpoints. But thats how the current crop of GOP presidential candidates is treating some of the hot-button issues. They tippy-toe around them, instead of coming right out and saying hard-rock, unmistakable things like My wife is gay and Im proud of it! the way Ronald Reagan would have done if hed have one day caught Nancy in bed with Maureen OHara or Esther Williams. Im glad we have several more months of campaigning ahead of us. By November were sure to know exactly what severe conservatism is, or isnt.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at email@example.com. Drivers SeatBob Driver A true conservative will tend to argue that homosexuality is a myth, something like Santa Claus, dreamed up by bored Parisians to flesh out a slow summer in the 1880s. Let em have their say at meetingsReplicas of a classic 1943 Norman Rockwell painting should hang from the walls of every government assembly building in America. It shows a common man, clad in a flannel shirt and lightweight jacket, speaking out on an issue at a public meeting. If memory serves me right from my years of being an editor for the Osceola NewsGazette, the painting has hung from a wall at Kissimmee City Hall for decades. It was given to the city by the late City Commissioner Bob Makinson. The painting is called Freedom of Speech. Hard to believe that in a state that is recognized for its efforts to protect First Amendment rights some local governments fail to grasp that concept. A small amount of governments, I hope. I was reminded of the painting, which can easily be found on websites, as I was reading about proposed legislation that essentially would require local governments in Florida to give the public the opportunity to speak at local government meetings. At the time of this writing, the chances of the bill being passed appear favorable. The Senate passed the bill unanimously. The House and Gov. Rick Scott must act on it before it becomes law. Most government bodies that I have covered over the years allow citizens to comment on matters at their meetings. Many impose time limits, which makes sense. Granted, some citizens get under their elected officials skins, making unsubstantiated allegations, engaging in name calling or playing loose with the facts. I used to cringe when a spokesman for a group called the BVL Guerillas in Kissimmee would come to the podium at County Commission meetings. Hed often misquote our newspaper when trying to make a point or lambasting a board member. Such is life in a fishbowl. Interaction between citizens and board members can be comical, too. I recall a city manager in Osceola County accusing a local gadfly of McCarthyism in his attacks upon officials. When the gadfly got up to the podium, he calmly introduced himself by his name, address and aka, Senator J.R. McCarthy. Even the city manager chuckled. Dissension is healthy in a free society. Unfortunately, the concept is lost on some government bodies. The Florida Supreme Court has stated that government bodies should not be allowed to deprive the public of this inalienable right to be present and to be heard at all deliberations wherein decisions affecting the public are being made. All well and good, but without a law ... Consider that in 2009 the Community Maritime Park Associates, which operates in the Panhandle, was sued by two residents who contended the board violated the Open Meetings Law for not allowing public comment at a meeting. The First District Court of Appeal sided with the board, saying that public meetings must be open, but governments arent required to allow public comment at such meetings. So in the wake of the Maritime Park Associates and other backwater boards running rampant over freedom of speech, a law is needed. Under the proposed legislation, if a person brings a case against a board that wont allow public comment, that government would have to pay the persons related attorneys fees. The other party has to pay those fees if it loses. Some limitations, such as time limits, can be imposed on the right to speak. Its comforting to know that the Legislature, which too often has adopted exemptions to Floridas open government laws, is inclined to embrace the publics right to speak at government meetings. OK. I have been guilty of grumbling to myself about some speakers for making irrelevant and time-consuming remarks at government meetings especially if the meetings drag on for hours in the evening. At such times, I must remind myself that even misguided public opinion goes with the territory in the arena of government affairs. The First Amendment is sacrosanct. Must go to Kissimmee City Hall again, just to gaze at Rockwells painting. Thank you, Mr. Makinson. Tom Germond
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Community 13A Leader, February 23, 2012 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-Editions80510 Church And Temple DirectoryL021612 St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am(Family Mass)11:00 am(Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm(Contemporary Choir)80510 Tell the Public About Your Services Call397-5563 Tell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563 8771 Park Blvd. SeminoleCorner of Park Blvd. & Starkey Rd. next to Save-a-LotHeirs of Promise ChurchPastor Jim & April Licensed & Ordained Through Rhema Bible A Non Denominational / Spirit Filled Church397-0806 www.heirsofpromise.com Bible Foundations Class Nursery Contemporary Worship PrayerSunday Service................................................10:30 AM Childrens Church...........................................10:30 AM Thursday Midweek Service...............................7:00 PM121511 021612 352E 150th Ave.Madeira Beach, FL email@example.com 011912 28 Years ExperienceHome Condo Flood Auto Motorcycle Boat Umbrella Commercial Liability Rental Property InsuranceInsurance Agency Inc.Sandy Gareau FREE Insurance Quote Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole Title Company 392-5906011212 $35Tax Preparation!*Individuals 50 & Over Senior Financial Services8269 113th St. N. Seminole*With this ad. New clients only.Bill Sines can save you time and money on your taxes. He has been working in Pinellas County for over 15 years.Taxes Prepared for All 50 States Ofce or Home Appts. AvailableCall Bill at 397-5512 020212 122911 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County022312 2 bedroom, 2 bath double-wide mobile home located in the popular community of Palm Hill. Enjoying the Florida lifestyle is easy here with lots of amenities to keep you busy!Pam Raymond & Terry BocchichioRealty Executives Adamo & Associates Largo 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths $39,900 SOLD Lovely end villa in beautiful and quiet 55+ Normandy Park Community. Villa features 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with 1,250 sq. ft., washer/dryer hookup, large bedrooms, backyard patio and closets galore! This active community has a heated pool, shuffleboard, library/office and clubhouse.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates Clearwater 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths $65,000 SOLD Private townhome in gated community close to Bayfront Medical Center, All Childrens Hospital,USF and downtown. Open floor plan features living room/dining room combo and half bath on first floor. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates St. Petersburg 2 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths $56,500 SOLD Christ Presbyterian ChurchLARGO LornaLee and Friends will perform in concert Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. The performance will feature Gospel show tunes, light jazz, operetta, Rodney on the sax and LornaLee on the piano. Light refreshments will follow the concert and attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with the performers. The concert is free but donations are appreciated. Call 584-8695.Church By The SeaMADEIRA BEACH The annual rummage and bake sale will take place Thursday and Friday, March 8-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Church By The Sea, 495 137th Avenue Circle. Thousands of items will be available at bargain prices, including furniture, appliances, housewares, dishes, glassware, toys, sporting goods, tools, collectibles, electronics, books, clothing and jewelry. Donations of gently used, sellable items are being accepted. Pickup of large items is available. Call 391-7706.Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church SEMINOLE The spring market and garden show will take place Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. In addition to vendors, food and raffles, this year the event will include a garden show that will highlight community garden related businesses and services. Toms Ponds will assemble a beautiful water meditation garden on the grounds. Jack and Josie will be providing upbeat musical stylings. Call 391-5509.New Thought Center for Creative ThinkingCLEARWATER Pathways to Happiness will be presented Wednesdays, now through March 7, 7 to 8 p.m., at Unity of Clearwater Peace Cottage, 2465 Nursery Road. The program will be aimed at recognizing the sources of unhappiness, and learning to minimize or eliminate them. The lessons are based on the Science of Happiness teachings of Ken Keyes in the Handbook to Higher Consciousness and on Ernest Holmes in Science of Mind. The objective is to show participants how to break through limiting needs and beliefs that impede personal and spiritual progress. The whole question of love and happiness is actually more simple than you might imagine, said the Rev. Marla Sanderson, pastor of the New Thought Center. It isnt just about getting everything you want. Many people get what they want, but it doesnt make them happy and it doesnt make them lovable. We will examine our needs and discover where love and happiness really come from. Visit www.newthoughtctr.org/classes.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.St. John Vianney Catholic ParishST. PETE BEACH Awakening Faith will be presented Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 27, at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, 445 82nd Ave. The six session series seeks to awaken Catholic faith. The program addresses the fact that sometimes important things slip away from people things like faith. Designed for those who have been too busy to attend church for some time or those with children asking difficult questions about faith. The series provides an opportunity to explore personal faith. All are welcome. Call 388-7628 or email email@example.com.Palm Harbor United Methodist ChurchPALM HARBOR A trunk-to-treasure yard and craft sale will take place Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road. Vendor spaces are available for $15. Tables with chairs are $5. Vendor setup runs 7 to 8 a.m. Sponsored by Harbor Angels Womens Ministry, funds raised will benefit mission projects. For information, call Janet Wrassmann at 7857487 or visit phumc.net.St. Dunstans Episcopal ChurchLARGO St. Dunstans Episcopal Church Funfest will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m., at St. Dunstans Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N. The evening will feature fun and fellowship. Dinner will include sub sandwiches, salad and dessert. Happy hour will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with wine and beer. More than 40 theme baskets will be raffled off. Cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children age 11 and younger.For reservations, call Betty Schadel at 5311078 or Jan Walker at 460-0914.Universal Harmony ChurchSEMINOLE The inaugural Las Vegas Night will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Universal Harmony Church, 5903 Seminole Blvd. The event will benefit the churchs building fund. Universal Harmony Church has been at this location for more than 30 years, but the congregation has been expanding as well as services to the community. We are going to have live music, snacks, door prizes every 30 minutes, and with raffles of every type, everybody wins, said the Rev. Nancy Castillo, senior pastor. There will be three-card poker, slot machines, black jack, roulette, race horse and wheel of fortune. Admission costs $15, which includes $200 of funny money for use at the tables and slots. Wendy and Glen EdwardsWendy and Glen Edwards of Largo will celebrate their 40th anniversary Feb. 29. Wendy and Glen were married on Feb. 29, 1972. They are high school sweethearts from Ohio. The couple spent some time in Florida early on in their marriage and made the move to Florida about 30 years ago. They enjoy spending most of their free time with their family, friends and four grandchildren. They also love going for rides together on their Harley-Davidson and taking walks with their dog Jackson.Edwards celebrate anniversary Church news Church news
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B February 23, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx with The Florida Orchestra; Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $45 to $85. Call 8923337 or 800-662-7286 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org. DeYoung, a founding member of Styx, will showcase the bands greatest hits spanning the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with his six-member band and The Florida Orchestra. This symphonic rock spectacular includes top hits such as Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time On My Hands, Grand Illusion, Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue and Rockin The Paradise. DeYoung wrote and sang lead on seven of the bands eight top ten hits. With one of the most recognizable voices in the music world today, in addition to being a legendary singer, he also is recognized as a songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. DeYoungs rock band members include Suzanne DeYoung on vocals, Tom Sharpe on drums, August Zadra on lead guitar and vocals, Jimmy Leahey on lead guitar and vocals, John Blasucci on keyboards and Craig Carter on bass and vocals. Casanovas Blast Friday, Friday, Feb. 24, 5:30 to 10 p.m., on Cleveland Street just steps from the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater. Pablo Cruise will perform on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage. This free street festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Since the release of their first album in 1975, Pablo Cruise has toured the world and had numerous chart topping hits such as Watcha Gonna Do, When She Says Goodbye and Love Will Find A Way. In 2011 Pablo Cruise teamed up with Red Red Records to release their first live DVD/CD. As part of the package the band went back into the studio with Cal Garay to re-record two of their greatest hits Place in the Sun and Love Will Find a Way. Admission to Blast Friday is free. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall and book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; presented by Francis Wilson Playhouse, Feb. 23 through March 11, at the playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. 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 three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards in 1978, the show tells the true story of the Chicken Ranch, a Texas brothel caught in the middle of a television crusaders campaign. Filled with colorful characters, the production contains adult situations and language. 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, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. 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. The Doobie Brothers, Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets range from $39.50 to $87.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Doobie Brothers are touring in support of their recent release World Gone Crazy, a new album of unapologetic and emotional rock music. World Gone Crazy both stands on its own and honors the Doobie Brothers legacy as American storytellers. Resonating with their latest musical collaborations, including Michael McDonald and Willie Nelson, the recording also marks the bands reunion with Ted Templeman who produced their 1970s breakthrough hits. Innovators and icons, the Doobie Brothers have recorded three multiplatinum albums, four platinum sets and four gold records including their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972). Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 10 million copies and their No. 1 singles Black Water (1974) and What a Fool Believes (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of unforgettable songs that include Listen to the Music, Long Train Runnin and Takin It to the Streets. Band members include Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, John McFee and Michael Hossack. Special guests Pablo Cruise will open the night of classic rock music. By LEE CLARK ZUMPEThe March music lineup will feature performances by industry headliners such as Jimmy Buffett, Glen Campbell, The Moody Blues, Tony Bennett and Bruce Springsteen. In addition to concerts at indoor venues throughout the Tampa Bay area, music-lovers can enjoy two outdoor music events this month. WiLD Splash 2012, presented by WiLD 94.1, will take place Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. WiLD Splash is WiLD 94.1s annual Spring Break concert. More than 15,000 fans are expected to fill the waterfront park for this daylong music festival. Previous WiLD Splash artists have included Snoop Dog, Wiz Khalifa, Ja Rule, T.I., Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Pitbull and Sean Paul. The concert will feature performances by Waka Flocka Flame, DMX, Mindless Behavior, Tae Bae Bae, Machine Gun Kelly and Famous Kid Brick. Tickets are $25 for general admission. A limited number of Metro PCS Deep End VIP tickets are available for $100. Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For tickets, visit a Ticketmaster outlet, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. For concert information, visit wild941.radio.com. Blues Destiny Records will present the award-winning Canadian band Downchild on Sunday, March 4, 5:30 p.m., at the Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair. Hosted by the Belleair Recreation Department, the concert will feature the legendary blues band Downchild from Toronto, Canada. Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of music with family, friends and neighbors. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 the day of the concert. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Belleair Recreation Department and Belleairs Market on the Mall. Call 518-3728.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Jimmy Buffett, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre Roger McGuinn, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Glen Campbell, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Glen Campbell, Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Wilson Phillips, Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Navah Perlman, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Brian Culbertson and Dave Benoit, Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro, Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Suzy Bogguss, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.Crowbar Tea Leaf Green, Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or visit www.crowbarlive.com.Dunedin Brewery The Children of Mu, Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. Four Star Riot, Friday, March 2, 9 p.m. Scholars Word, Saturday, March 3, 9 p.m. The Dropa Stone, Friday, March 9, 9 p.m. Cope, Friday, March 16, 9 p.m. Old You, Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m. Geoff Abraham and the Stone City, Friday, March 23, 9 p.m. Legacy and The Heard, Saturday, March 24, 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery is at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Call 736-0606 or visit dunedinbrewery.com.Music sceneUpcoming concert headliners include Springsteen, Buffett Photo by DANNY CLINCH/SHORE FIRE MEDIABruce Springsteen takes the stage March 23 at Tampa Bay Times Forum.Jannus Live Jack Russells Great White, Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. Badfish A Tribute to Sublime; Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m. Ballyhoo!, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Yellow Dubmarine, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. Blue October, Friday, March 30, 9 p.m. Snow Patrol, Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Jolli Mons Grill Ben Plott and The Galbreath Sisters, Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Scotty Lee and The Treble Hooks, Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. Jimmy Griswold, Friday, March 9, 7 p.m. Bob Hope Band, Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. Brian Caudill, Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. Camille Dupree Band, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Article 7, Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Bottoms Up Band, Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Charlie Morris Band, Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jolli monsgrill.com. See CONCERTS, page 8B RIC only RIC only RIC only *With purchase. Prices above are per hearing aid. Includes all discounts and trad-ins. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Good for a limited time only. The benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. 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2B Just for Fun Leader, February 23, 2012 022312 022312 8710 Seminole Blvd. 727-397-8770 020212Ehomefashions.comFamily Owned Since 1981 022312 Lessons Starting The Week of Mar. 512 Duplicate Games WeeklySt. Petersburg Bridge Club Call 727-363-1136 For DetailsNovice Games Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 12:30pm BEGINNERBRIDGELESSONS 880049th St. N., Suite 110, Pinellas Park www.stpetebridge.org Largo 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, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. 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. Kings of Country, Monday, Feb. 27, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, the show will feature some of Americas top artists performing the music of Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. The show will feature great songs the artists made famous, such as She Believes in Me, Lady, Man in Black, Walk the Line, Always on My Mind and On the Road Again. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, March 11, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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. Tomaseen Foleys Irish Times, Saturday, March 17, 4 and 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Call 5876793. Just in time to help celebrate St. Patricks Day, Foleys Irish Times will perform some traditional Irish music, song, dancing, and stories drawn from rural Ireland in 1940s live on stage. Following up on the success of Tomaseen Foleys A Celtic Christmas on national tour every Christmas season for the past decade Tomaseen now introduces his new show, Irish Times. It features some of the finest Celtic artists performing today, including Grammy-Award winning Celtic guitarist William Coulter, World Champion level traditional Irish dancers, and of course native Irish storyteller Tomaseen Foley. Doo Wop with at Twist, Monday, March 19. 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, attendees will stroll down memory lane with Joey Dee and Tommy Mara. These great rock n roll entertainers will perform some of their great hits, including Peppermint Twist, Shout, Candles and Step by Step. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Yesterday and Today, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 the day of the show. Call 587-6793. The national touring sensation, Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, is unique, standing apart from any other Beatles tribute out there. The band does away with the wigs and the accents and just concentrates on the Beatles music. The audience is encouraged to fill out a request form with their favorite Beatles song and reason why they chose the song. Those requests are organized five minutes before show time. The audiences requests make the set list for the evening and their stories provide the evenings narrative. Tonights the Night Rod Stewart Tribute, Monday, April 2, 2 and 7 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22. Call 587-6793. Part of the Largo Lions Spotlight Series, this show features Bob Stewart, a third cousin to Rod Stewart. Attendees will enjoy a high-energy show with Bob singing favorites such as Maggie Mae, Hot Legs and Do ya! Think Im Sexy. All proceeds from these events go directly to Lions volunteer projects, such as sight conservation, eye operation and glasses. Sunday Matinee Music Program Series, Sunday, April 22, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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 LargoCommunityCenter.com. Broadways Best, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 413, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. 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, at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. 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. Looking ahead Looking ahead Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 1. Landlord 7. Fully satisfying an appetite 13. Between sunrise and sunset 14. Ancient Roman silver coins 15. Thinks 16. Hot, in Vegas (3 wds) 17. Intelligence 18. Was unwilling 20. After expenses 21. "Rocky ___" 23. One who pushes gently 25. Coup d'etat 28. Formulation of plans and important details 31. Setting for TV's "Newhart" 32. Gossip 34. ___ Mix 36. Lever operated with the foot 38. E-mail 40. Blow off steam? 41. Superficially stylish 43. Campaigner, for short 44. Prayer book 46. Sign up 48. 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"... ___ he drove out of sight" 60. ___-eyed 62. Overwhelming wonderHoroscopesFebruary 23, 2012CapricornDecember 22 January 19Step it up, Capricorn. Youre lagging behind, and its starting to impede the progress of others. Do whatever you need to, to get ahead and stay ahead.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18The time is right for you to shore up your finances, Aquarius. The motivation and the know-how are at hand. A friend pushes the envelope.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20Stop stalling, Pisces. You know what you need to do, so do it. The situation will turn out far better than expected. Passion heats up at home.AriesMarch 21 April 19Plan A out, Aries? Go to plan B. Dont have one? Look to a mentor to give you one. Bartering at home ends in satisfaction for one and all.TaurusApril 20 May 20Feeling left out these days, Taurus? You should be and for good reason. Be patient and all will be revealed in good time. A deadline approaches.GeminiMay 21 June 21At a loss with a young one? Dont be, Gemini. Look within for the answer. Another persons trash turns out to be your treasure, much to your surprise.CancerJune 22 July 22Visitors drop by unexpectedly, and schedules must be rearranged. Make the best of it, Cancer. Its been a while. A token of appreciation stirs up controversy.LeoJuly 23 August 22Dont bother with the blame game, Leo. Everyone is at fault this time, and its going to take all of you to clean up the mess and get things back on track.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Make no mistake, Virgo. Youre right, but youre in the minority. Give the matter some time to settle and your family will come around. A gift brings smiles.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Casual exchanges send you down memory lane and motivate you to revive old traditions. Start with something small, Libra, and work your way up to bigger and better things.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Just when you thought life couldnt get any sweeter, an old friend returns to the fold. Go all out, Scorpio! 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Choice Sirloin Steak Shrimp Lovers Platter Guana Parmesana 011912 022312 St. Pete Bagel Co.Since 1987 Fresh N.Y., Kosher Bagels 36+ Donut Flavors Paninis, Sandwiches & Coffee A Fresh Local Alternative to Big Chains11987 Indian Rocks Road Largo 727.286.6145FREE1/2 lb. of Cream Cheese w/purchase of 6 BagelsVALIDLARGOLOCATIONONLY EXPIRES2/29/12.www.StPeteBagelCo.com VOTED BEST BAGELS IN TAMPA BAY IN 2011 020212 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Act of ValorGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle, Nester Serrano and active duty Navy SEALs Director: Mike Mouse McCoy and Scott Waugh Rated: R An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywoods history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey. When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all. Act of Valor combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-theminute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure filmshowcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs.GoneGenre: Thriller Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Sebastian Stan and Michael Pare Director: Heitor Dhalia Rated: PG-13 In the suspense thriller, Gone, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham) has been abducted. Jill, having escaped from a kidnapping a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back and taken Molly. The police think Jill is crazy and are unwilling to use their resources to help her. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, she sets out alone on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.Tyler Perrys Good DeedsGenre: Drama and romance Cast: Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union Director: Tyler Perry Rated: PG-13 A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done whats expected of him, whether its assuming the helm of his fathers company, tolerating his brothers misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiance, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life thats expected of him for the life hes always really wanted. WanderlustGenre: Comedy Cast: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn, Lauren Ambrose, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Alan Alda Director: David Wain Rated: R Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a raucous comedy from director David Wain and producer Judd Apatow about a couple who leaves the pressures of the big city and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself. George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressedOpening this weekendNavy SEALs star in Act of Valor; Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston have Wanderlust out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with Georges awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It cant buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Forgiveness of BloodGenre: Drama Cast: Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Laej Director: Joshua Marston Not rated Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, the powerful and richly textured second feature from Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) focuses on an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud. Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own Internet caf. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead mans family to take the life of a male from Niks family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina (Sindi Laej) is forced to leave school and take over their fathers business. Working with nonprofessional Albanian actors and a local co-writer, Marston boldly contrasts antiquated traditions with the lives of the young people whose future is put at risk by them. Tomorrow When the War BeganGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Lincoln Lewis, Chris Pang, Deniz Akeniz, Caitlin Stasey, Phoebe Tonkin and Ashleigh Cummings Director: Stuart Beattie Not rated Based on John Marsdens popular and critically-acclaimed novel, Tomorrow When the War Began follows the journey of eight high school friends in a coastal country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by an invasion that no one saw coming. Cut off from their families and their friends, these eight extraordinary teenagers must learn to escape, survive and fight back against a hostile military force.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweek ly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo courtesy of IATM LLC/RELATIVITY MEDIAShabal (Jason Cottle) leaves the scene of the Manila bombing in Relativity's Media's upcoming release, "Act of Valor."
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Featuring BROILED HADDOCKBroiled Haddock, hush puppies, french fries, corn on the cob, cole slaw.8oz. 7-11am Mon.-Fri. only 3 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon or Sausage or 2 Eggs, 1/2 Order Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Bacon or Sausage3 Egg Omeletwith potatoes or grits, toast or biscuit.7-11am Everyday House, Greek, or Caesar salad, choice of potato or vegetable.4pm-Close Tampa Bay Times Forum Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum is at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center The Tamburitzans, Feb. 29, 2 and 8 p.m. Louis Alvanis, Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. Mick Moloney and Friends, Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m. The center is at 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.Photo by FADIL BERISHA/RAZOR & TIE PUBLICITYNeil Sedaka plays Ruth Eckerd Hall March 25. CONCERTS, from page 1BLargo Cultural Center Steve March Torme, Friday, March 16, 8 p.m. Tomaseen Foleys Irish Time, Saturday, March 17, 4 and 8 p.m. Doo Wop with a Twist featuring Joey Dee and Tommy Mara, Monday, March 19, 2 and 7 p.m. Andy McKee, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Yesterday and Today, the Interactive Beatles Experience; Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. 10 OClock Swing Band, Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. Largo Cultural Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com.The Local 662 Comeback Kid, Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey Maurice Hines, Tuesday, March 6, 2 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Viennese Delights; Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: Rock on Broadway; Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Voices of Springs; Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. The Florida Orchestra: Voices of Spring; Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revisted, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Orpheum Sleeping with Sirens, Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. Black Lips, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m. SBTRKT, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1902 14th St. (Republica de Cuba), Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Paul McKenna Band, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Side Door Jazz: Jazz Songbirds; Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m. Jazz Evening for Nepal, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Susan Egan, Thursday, March 22, 7:30 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 Dropkick Murphys, Monday, March 5, 6 p.m. Excision, Friday, March 9, 9 p.m. We Came As Romans, Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. Young the Giant, Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-2472518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. Chris Botti, Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Rock on Broadway; Sunday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. The Moody Blues, Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m. Doo Wop XII, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Voices of Spring; Sunday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m. Tony Bennett, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m. Neil Sedaka, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. Debbie Reynolds, Tuesday, March 27, 1 p.m. Diana Krall, Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Unknown Hinson, Friday, March 2, 8 p.m. Damon Fowler Group, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m. Bachaco, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Beth McKee Band, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. Karib-B-Yan Kruze Festival, Sunday, March 11, 4 p.m. Coo Coo Ca Choo, Friday, March 16, 8 p.m. Michael Burks, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m. Vodkanauts, Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Southern Express Bluegrass Band, Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Bellydance Superstars, Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. Saliva, Sunday, March 4, 6 p.m. Fun., Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. Lights, Friday, March 9, 7 p.m. Hank 3, Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. Frankenstein Brothers featuring Buckethead and that 1 Guy, Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m. Metal Alliance 2012 featuring Devildriver, Job for a Cowboy and The Faceless; Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m. Slaughterhouse, Sunday, March 18, 7 p.m. Katchafire, Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Hot Chelle Rae, Sunday, March 25, 6 p.m. The Naked and Famous, Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Florida Orchestra: Rock on Broadway; Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Florida Orchestra: Rock On Broadway; Friday, March 9, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall Wynton Marsalis, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Nields, Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater Mary J. Blige, Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.