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Dreams come trueOlympic sailing siblings Zach and Paige Railey of Clearwater share unforgettable moments at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London July 27. Zach is competing in the Finn class and Paige is competing in the Laser Radial class at the sailing venue in Weymouth, England. They are shown having some fun outside the ceremonies. Follow their quest for gold at www.paigerailey.com and www.zach2012.com.Photos courtesy of DAVID BILLING School board faces budget cutsOfficials eye $14 million in reductions for the next fiscal year By TOM GERMONDLARGO The Pinellas County School Board agreed tentatively July 31 to cut its total millage rate by about 1 percent as officials brace for another tough budget year. Superintendent John Stewart said school districts across the state continue to face financial challenges. Although the school district has received an additional $11.3 million in funding for fiscal year 2012-2013, it is still faced with budget reductions, he said. This tentative budget includes a spending reduction in the general fund of approximately $14 million dollars, Stewart said. It is important to keep in mind that some of those proposed reductions are subject to the collective bargaining process. We continue to work with the various represented groups in those negotiations. The board approved a tax rate of 8.30 mills, which is equivalent to $8.30 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. Under that proposed rate, a homeowner whose property has a taxable value of $75,000 would pay about $623 in property taxes to help fund the budget for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. That same homeowner currently paid about $629 in school taxes for the current fiscal year.The board also approved its $1.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year. A final public hearing on the budget See BUDGET CUTS, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Its a matter of trust, say supporters of a plan for fire-based ambulance transport. County officials argue that it all comes down to cost and quality of service. Pinellas County Commissioners voted 4-3 July 24 to negotiate a contract with Fitch and Associates LLC. of Platte City, Mo., for an operational analysis of the countys current system for delivery of emergency medical services, a plan presented by local firefighters, a plan from consultant, Integral Performance Solutions, as well as other scenarios. Commissioners Nancy Bostock, Neil Brickfield and Norm Roche voted no. The contract approval was the latest step in an ongoing process to find a more affordable way to deliver countywide emergency services.A brief historyThe county hired Integral Performance Solutions in 2009 to study the issue and make recommendations on ways to curb rising costs of first responder service. The firm delivered its recommendations in 2011. IPSs proposals, including elimination of advanced life support first responder units and replacing them with the use of larger advanced life support engines, proved unpopular. The plan to change how fire departments and fire districts would be paid for first responder services was met with stiff resistance. In response to the IPS plan, Capt. Jim Millican with Lealman Fire Rescue and Lt. Scott Sanford, firefighter and paramedic with Palm Harbor Rescue, put together an alternative plan that advocates allowing firefighters and paramedics employed at local fire departments to provide ambulance service in lieu of the private company the county contracts with for exclusive transport service. See EMS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .4-7B Community . . . . . . . .11-12A County . . . . . . . . . .3,5-6A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-3,8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . .9A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . .3,5A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .8A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYLargo puppeteer remains in jailA Largo man remains in the Pinellas County Jail accused of conspiring to kidnap a child and possession of child pornography. Ronald Brown, 57, of Largo was arrested July 20 and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. ... Page 3A.Family recalls early days of PinellasENTERTAINMENTMovie reviewThrough graphic scenes of torment, misery and futility, Hara-Kiri director Takashi Miike skillfully illustrates the common thread of human suffering. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai tells the tale of Hanshiro, a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of a feudal lord with a single request. ... Page 2B. On the upswingGolf courses financial shape improving, city officials say By TOM GERMONDLARGO Joe McCaffrey and Jacob Oakes have become regulars at the Largo Golf Course. Its a shorter course so it allows you to work on your iron game a lot more than other public courses do, said McCaffrey, who has played at the course twice in the past four weeks. Besides enjoying the course, both golfers like the price to play. They always have little deals you can do, Oakes said.City officials in recent months have offered special rates and taken other steps through marketing to increase play at the golf course. At a work session in April most city commissioners were pleased with staffs efforts to improve the financial shape of the golf course and refrained from further exploring proposals to turn over the course to private enterprise. City officials say the Largo Golf Course is on track to meet its revenue projections and have a savings in expenditures for the fiscal year. The total revenue in the budget for fiscal year 2012 was projected at $800,700. The end of the year projection is now $909,800. Year-to-date expenditures in June were $702,166, which is about $42,000 less than the figure for the same month last year. The total expenses for fiscal year 2012 were projected to be $1.05 million. The end of the year projections are now pegged at $989,400. I am very encouraged by the latest report about the golf course, Mayor Pat Gerard said July 25. It looks like the staff is turning it around. They have cut expenses and increased play in spite of rather unpredictable weather, she said. Asked if the commission should do anything else to ensure that the golf courses financial status continues to improve, Gerard said, I dont know that the commission needs to do anything more other than to continue to monitor the situation. The staff has obviously taken our concerns very seriously and is committed to making it work. Until the economy turns around, the city needs to stay on track by offering deals and being service oriented to its patrons, City Commissioner Harriet Crozier said. The staff has stepped up to the plate of running the golf course like a golf course and not just a city recreation facility, Crozier said. Its a business and needs to be run that way. It is an enterprise fund and they need to remember they are responsible for their own funding and in that light they will always keep trying to fund the golf course just like any other business. Enterprise funds are self-supporting and are supported by user charges. Commissioner Woody Brown said, staff has made an impressive turnaround in a period where people are still holding on tightly to their pocketbooks.We have heard the weather get credited See GOLF COURSE, page 4APhoto by TOM GERMONDA Sunday afternoon golfer takes aim at a flag at the citys course on Vonn Road.Commission OKs contract with EMS consultantPrimates cause a stir in Pinellas Park Neighbors complain about gibbons ... Page 6A. Also at the box office will be Diary of a Wimpy Kid. ... Page 1B.Total Recall, action, drama, opens this weekend in theaters Volume XXXV,No. 2 August 2, 2012 www.TBNweekly.comCity officials say the Largo Golf Course is on track to meet its revenue projections and have a savings in expenditures for the fiscal year. 070512727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.CustomHairTampa.com Look Good All Summer Long!$50 OFF Any New WigCustom Hair & Wigs 030112BACK AND NECK PAIN TREATMENTAUTO ACCIDENT INJURIESLow Back Pain Neck Pain Disc Problems Headaches Gregory Hollstrom II, D.C. Brian Rebori, D.C. 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 Learn More at: www .DrGregHollstrom.com 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Expires 9/15/12Full Set or Spa Mani-PediNot available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/12080212 We Offer SHELLAC for Natural Nails20% OFF All Services for New Clients.$500OFF Shirley Moravec and Joan Bates, granddaughters of Pinellas pioneer S.S. Coachman, want all Pinellas residents to remember that this year marks our countys 100th anniversary of independence from Hillsborough County. ... Page 7A. INSIDE VIEWPOINTSBob DriverHave a helping of Hummus, columnist says. Page 8A
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(Next to CVS) Largo 727-596-5141Smoked Fish Spread Boars Head Deli Meats & CheesesVoted Best Cuban Food In The Bay Area080212 Indoor Outdoor Seating Takeout Free Genealogy/Family History Classes in August, Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Description: Free classes this month provided by the Pinellas Genealogy Society. See the complete listing with details of classes and scheduled times at www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. Email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 595-4521 for more information. Free. Itty Bitty Splashtime, Aug. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, and 17, 9:45 until 10:45 a.m., at Highland Family Aquatic Center,400 Highland Ave. Description: Parents can spend quality time with their pre-school aged children in a safe and playful aquatic environment. Moms clubs are welcome. Children not potty-trained must wear a plastic swim diaper under their bathing suit. For more information, call 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com. The fee is $1.50 per person The Music Man Jr., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., and Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Description: The Music Man Junior is part of the Largo Cultural Center summer theatre camps. This production will be performed by camp participants ages from 12 through 18. For more information and to purchase tickets visit LargoArts.com. The cost is $7.50 adult, $6.50 children plus applicable service fee. Call 587-6793. Square Dancing Fridays, Aug. 10 and 24, 7:30 until 9:45 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Description: Like country-style dancing? Square or round? Spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Join anytime. Call 518-3131 The fee is $6. Train Weekend, Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive Description: Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend of every month in Largo Central Park. For a schedule of dates as well as pictures from this event, please go to the Special Events Train Weekend page at LargoEvents.com. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014. The event is free; donations accepted. Stories in the Park, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m., McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N. Description: Come join our park rangers each month for a morning story, a hike through the park and snacks with your kids. Held the first Saturday of each month. Call (727) 518-3047 to preregister today! Call 518-3047. The fee is $3 per family. Swing Dance Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Description: Come enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing every Saturday night. Enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 until 11 p.m. Our resident DJ is Savoy Swing. Dont miss out on our 5600-square foot sprung hardwood floor. For more information, visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. The fee is $6 with a city recreation card, $7 without a recreation card. Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 7 until 9 p.m.,Highland Family Aquatic Center,400 Highland Ave. Description: Teens can meet up with friends, swim, and catch up on what happened over the weekend. Sponsors will provide snacks and giveaways are planned. For more information, call 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com. The fee is $3 per teen. Crop Til You Drop., Aug. 10, 4 p.m. until Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Description: Join us for a weekend full of scrapbooking at the Largo Cultural Center. The fun begins at 4 p.m. Friday and will continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday (will close from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m.) Registration includes meals, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend. The fees are $65 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Aug. 1; $75 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Aug. 1; $35 Saturday only before Aug. 1; $45 Saturday only after Aug. 1. Call 518-3016. Teen Tidalwave Finale, Aug. 14, 7 until 10 p.m., Highland Family Aquatic Center. Description: Middle and high school age kids 11-17 come join us for an end-of-the-summer teen pool party! Come enjoy food, music, activities, games and pool time! Call 518-3018. The cost is $5 per teen.Armed Forces Museum Touch-A-Truck set for Aug. 18LARGO The Armed Forces History Museum will host its final Touch-A-Truck of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division will be on hand conducting presentations and drills. Additionally, the Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile will be present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in hopes of receiving much-needed blood donations. Those who donate blood will receive complimentary admission to the museum on that day only. Michael V. Ralph, historian and artist of Titanic A Voyage in Art, will conduct a presentation on the history of the Titanic at 11 a.m. Ralphs exhibit of 27 original acrylic paintings has been extended through to Aug. 27. The presentation is free with the purchase of a museum admission ticket. Maggi Veterans Solutions will conduct a seminar this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for veterans and surviving spouses interested in knowing how they may receive aid and attendance. The seminar is free of charge.Police host VIPs AcademyThe Largo Police Department will be hosting another Volunteers In Policing Academy, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. Currently, the department has volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time to help our community. Volunteers perform a myriad of duties both at the department and throughout the community. From helping out with administrative paperwork, to writing parking enforcement citations and directing traffic at crash scenes; volunteers are a tremendous asset in the police department's goal to provide superior service to our community, police said. Those interested in becoming a police department olunteer or wishing more information may check the city of Largo website at www.Largo.com or contact Volunteer Coordinator Dick Hageman at 587-6739. How to contribute All press releases are published on a space available basis. They are subject to editing for grammar, length and general newspaper style. We are not able to predict exactly the issue it will be printed or even guarantee that it will be used. The deadline for all copy is Friday, noon, preceding publication date. The newspapers are published Thursdays. For upcoming events, please send in your announcement two weeks in advance, if possible. 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Botterbusch, a nine-year employee of HSI and currently assigned to the Tampa office, detailed her investigation into Ronald William Brown in an evidence of findings report. Brown, 57, of Largo was arrested July 20 and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. Botterbusch said that Brown and another man had conspired to kidnap a child and that Brown possessed child pornography. The report begins with the May 23 arrest of Michael Arnett, who was taken into custody by HSI in Kansas City for the production of child pornography. Investigators discovered that Arnett had been communicating and exchanging child pornography materials with other individuals, using online chat programs, as well as engaging in extremely discussions regarding kidnapping, sexually abusing, murdering and eating of children, the report said. Agents said Arnett used Yahoo chat to discuss the abuse of children and to send and receive images and videos of child pornography. Agents with HSI Boston recovered thousands of lines of chat between Arnett and others and identified one individual with whom Arnett had discussed abuse, abduction, murder and cannibalism of children. Agents say Arnett and Brown chatted from about April 2011 to October 2011 and provided a sample of the chats. Some are graphic in nature. They referred to a male child, who Brown said he had been watching, and described in detail what Brown would like to do to the child. Brown also asked for advice on the best methods to use. According to the logs, at one point in the chat Brown was asked, Any luck with your boy? Brown replied, No, I still want to eat him though. He was looking good in his last pic that I got. HSI agents requested through the courts that Yahoo provide information about Browns account. His email address was found listed in the 2011-2012 Pinellas County Schools speaker directory. He was listed as a puppetry speaker for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Agents also requested information from local law enforcement for any reports involving Brown. Pinellas County Sheriffs Office reported that Brown had been stopped for a traffic violation on July 23, 1998. The deputy had observed boys underwear between the front seats. Brown told him that he used the underwear for puppet shows, dressing puppets in underwear. Largo Police Department reported investigation of a complaint against Brown on June 9, 2010, about suspicious activity with Brown having young boys in his vehicle. Officers determined that Brown had permission from the parents to take the children to church with him. According to the dispatch notes, no written report was filed on the incident, the complainant believed she observed Brown throwing what she described as a dildo underneath his trailer. The complainant also stated that Brown had all the boys skateboards and bikes locked inside his trailer. The complainant stated that one of the boys may have been violated by Brown because of how he was defending Brown. The complainant stated that she observed Brown to be off. In her report, Botterbusch said she had searched on Google for Browns screen name and found his profile on the website, cutedeadguys.net. Brown reportedly stated that he was from Florida and among HSI interests stated, I love them young and dead. I enjoy them fresh, but like to see them displayed in their caskets too. His biography reportedly stated, He has a strong interest in necro since youth. Botterbusch said she believes that Browns reference to necro is a reference to necrophilia, an abnormal and deviant sexual interest in sex with dead people and/or an erotic attraction to corpses. On July 19, a federal search warrant was served at Browns residence in Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park, 7501 142nd Ave. N. in Largo. Botterbusch reported that when agents and law enforcement made contact with Brown he was immediately removed from the residence placed on the ground and handcuffed without incident. Agents seized multiple pieces of electronic media, including a computer, CDs and DVDs, micro disks, VHS tapes and a thumb drive. The report states that agents found images of child pornography, images of children engaged in bondage and images of children that appeared to be deceased. Agents also reported finding a CD in Browns bedroom dresser sock drawer of additional images of child pornography, child erotica-pre-pubescent boys in underwear, images of what appear to be deceased children and a missing child flier. During an interview, agents say that Brown did confirm the use of the screen name contained in the chat logs. Brown told agents that he chats with several individuals about strangling children and that he was part of a strangle group on Yahoo, the report said. Brown stated that those are HSI fantasies and told the agents he would never really do this. Brown told agents that the person he chatted with on Yahoo was into killing and cannibalism of children, especially toddlers, according to the report. He also allegedly admitted discussing a boy Brown knows from his church and telling Arnett that if I was going to someone he would probably eat that boy. Why, I dont know, Brown reportedly told the agents. He told agents that he had discussed killing, dismembering and eating (the boy from church), but it was just a fantasy and he could never and would never hurt anyone. He also said that Arnett had traveled to Florida and tried to contact Brown on Yahoo, but Brown had not responded to HSI message. Brown also told agents that he communicated with an individual that he believes is located in Germany, who had sent him images of dead boys and boys engaged in bondage, which Brown said he deleted. Brown reportedly asked that the individual stop sending the photos, but they kept coming. Brown told agents that he had forgotten about the CD in his sock drawer and that HSI interest was not in child pornography. It is morgue photos. Brown owns a puppet company and performed puppet shows for children as a side job. He performs at schools, churches, birthday parties and community centers. He told agents he helps in the childrens area of the church he attends. Every Wednesday, he invited children from HSI neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods to come to his house for pizza before he gave them a ride to church in a van provided by the church. HSI agents, along with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office and Largo Police Department, reportedly searched Browns mobile home again on July 26. Agents did not report on their findings. If convicted, Brown faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.Largo puppeteer remains in Pinellas County JailLargo police deputy chief to attend FBI national academyLARGO Deputy Chief Jeff Undestad has been selected to attend the FBIs National Academy. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBIs National Academy Program is held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., this fall. The program offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven exceptional records within the law enforcement profession. Law enforcement professionals from around the world are selected to attend the academy. On average, selected officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive level positions. Undestad began his career with the Largo Police Department as an officer in January 1990. He was promoted to police sergeant in 1999, to police lieutenant in 2001, police captain in 2007 and to his current rank of deputy chief of police in June 2010. In addition to the above-mentioned professional ranks, he has served in a variety of assignments including evidence technician, K-9 handler, tactical apprehension and control team member, TAC team commander, volunteers policing coordinator, patrol shift commander, investigations commander, and the commander of the office of professional Standards. Undestad is married with two boys, ages 3 and 5.Intoxicated man arrested on several chargesLARGO Officers of the Largo Police Department responded to assist the Largo Fire Department, which was dealing with an intoxicated male in the area of 66th Street and 131st Avenue. After making contact with the intoxicated subject, officers determined that he had warrants outstanding for his arrest. Dean Mitchell Caldwell, 24, of Largo was booked into the Pinellas County Jail under a $91,065 bond for failure to appear warrant for See POLICE BEAT, page 5A Ronald William Brown Police beat Police beat Jeff Undestad
4A Leader, August 2, 2012District 7 Democrats to pick commission candidate By SUZETTE PORTERRegistered Democrats in District 7 have a choice between Ken Welch and Maria Scruggs to run against Republican Buck Walz in the Nov. 2 general election. District 7 includes Gulfport, Kenneth City, South Pasadena, the southern half of St. Petersburg and a portion of Lealman, Pinellas Park and Seminole. Welch, the incumbent, currently serves as vice-chair on the Pinellas County Commission. He was first elected to serve District 7 in 2000. Welch, 47, and Scruggs, 54, hail from St. Petersburg. Scruggs has no experience as an elected official, but she lists her 30-plus years in public service among her qualifications to serve as a county commissioner, according to a questionnaire sent to each candidate. She has served at all levels of management in areas of corrections, law enforcement, special taxing district and the Juvenile Welfare Board. She lists her work as St. Petersburg Housing Authority Hope VI director and project director for St. Anthonys Healthcare. This is not her first election. She ran unsuccessfully against former county Commissioner Bob Stewart in 2004 and she lost a bid for St. Petersburg mayor in 2001. Welch lists the 12 different boards and committees on whom he currently serves as his qualifications, including chairing the Homeless Leadership Network, vice-chair of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors and first vice-chair of the Florida Association of Counties. He lists an additional 25 boards and committees he has served on in the past, ranging from the St. Petersburg Junior College Board of Trustees to serving as the strategic planning chair or the St. Pete Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Managers. The candidates were asked what one thing makes them more qualified to serve than their opponent. I have a strong record of leadership and collaboration, both in Pinellas County and statewide, Welch said. Ive led on public safety, housing, homelessness, youth, economic development, environmental, and other core issues. Along the way, Ive received leadership awards from our Florida Association of Counties, County Firefighters, Catholic Charities, the Florida Homeless Coalition, and other organizations for leadership on important issues facing our community. I have over 30-plus years working within the public sector, Scruggs said. Those experiences have adequately prepared me to make policy within the public arena. While my opponent has been an elected official for 12 years, he has had to rely on staff to guide him, as opposed to him guiding policy. Scruggs said she is running for office because holding political office is merely the next logical step in my professional career as a public servant. Welch said he wants to continue to serve because our county needs strong, proven leadership in a time of unprecedented fiscal and community challenges. To answer the question of what he hopes to accomplish, Welch said, There are many areas that I will continue to address. Stabilizing the EMS (emergency medical services) system, and implementing fire based transport, modernizing our transportation system, and continuing our existing strategic initiative to streamline, consolidate and improve local government services while achieving better outcomes for the taxpayers dollar. Scruggs said she wants to utilize my years of public service experience to work with community stakeholders to develop solutions that prepare this community to exist and prosper at a time when public resources are limited. I want to bring innovative solutions to very complex social and political issues. The candidates were asked to name the biggest challenge they expect to face as a county commissioner. Scruggs answered, Opposition from those who have an investment in the status quo. Welch said, The biggest challenge is balancing increasing demands for services, in an era of declining revenues. The candidates were asked a hypothetical question: If you had the power to change one thing about county government, with nothing to stand in your way, what would you change. Scruggs said she would change the entire organizational structure of county government. As a public manager, I have assessed the current organizational structure and believe that if there was a total realignment of job functions with individuals requisite skill sets, the county could reduce its dependency on contractual services, she said. Welch said he would support an elected county mayor. He said the countys Charter Review Commission reviewed the issue in 2010. Best case, an elected county mayor would bring more focus, action and accountability to county government, he said when asked to explain his answer. I have not always held this belief, but the extraordinary challenges before us require reexamination of our governance and service delivery models across the board. He pointed to St. Petersburgs success under Mayor Rick Baker and Orange Countys successful county mayor model as two examples of the potential benefit of an elected county or city executive. When asked what they would do if they lose the election, Scruggs said, I will do what I have done for the past 30-plus years, that is to continue to serve my community in some capacity. Welch said, Ill do what Ive always done work!Personal informationWelch and his wife Donna have two children, Keonna and Kenya. He has lived in St. Petersburg for 47 years. Scruggs is divorced and has one daughter, Shelynn M. Weston, 23, and one stepdaughter, Bernetta Weston-Davis, 32. She was born and raised in St. Petersburg and returned to Pinellas County 25 years ago. EMS, from page 1AThe firefighters say their plan will save money. County staff says it will cost more. The two sides reached an impasse with both asking local state legislators to support amendments to the Special Act. At a special meeting on Nov. 30, 2011, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, chair of the countys Legislative Delegation, strongly advocated creating a committee, representing both sides, to select a nationally recognized accounting firm to operationalize, analyze and compare costs of three variations of EMS service. Latvala recommended that the county pay for the study, which had a due date for completion of July 1. The EMS Fire Transport Evaluation Committee met on Dec. 22, 2011, and chose to do the operational study first followed by the cost analysis. According to staff notes, the committee canceled the original RFP and then worked through the countys Purchasing Department to release a new RFP. Former State Sen. James Sebesta chaired the EMS committee and the subcommittee that evaluated the four RFP responses. Other members included St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, EMS Manager Craig Hare, Pinellas Park Fire Chief Doug Lewis, Clearwater Finance Director Jay Ravins, Lealman Fire District Capt. Jim Millican and Baycare Healthcare Administrator Kelly Triolo. Hare replaced Commissioner Karen Seel on the evaluation committee to avoid a voting conflict from serving on the committee to recommend and the commission to approve.Cost and bidding processThe No. 1 ranked firm, Fitch and Associates, submitted a bid for $298,600. The firm ranked No. 2, Tri Data, bid $99,639. The Ludwig Group ranked No. 3. The fourth was Tindale Oliver and Associates. Only four firms bid the job. According to Joe Lauro, county purchasing director, the EMS committee short listed two of the four bidders with Fitch and Associates and Tri Data asked to give an oral presentation. Before the oral presentation, Tri Data was on top with an average score of 808.57 to Fitch with 804.34. The next highest score was 504.36. At the end of the oral presentations, Fitch was on top with 868.57 to 798.57 for Tri Data. Lauro said the biggest reason Tri Data came out on top before the oral presentations was cost.Bostock said she was dismayed that in general the RFP process only gives price 15 percent of the bid score. Low cost is not dominant, she said. Price is not much of a factor at 15 percent. This is a controversial issue, Commissioner Ken Welch added. Im surprised there wasnt much background (on bid process) prior to going into it. Lauro said he explained the process to the committee more than once, including the process of using an oral presentation if two firms were very close in points. He said Tri Data was only five points ahead in the end. Five out of 1,000 (points) is almost nothing, he said. I do agree we need to move forward. The clock is ticking, Welch said. Nevertheless, Welch admitted there was some confusion with the issue. We need all to be on the same page or well have problems down the road, he said. Sebesta admitted that the RFP process was confusing and he didnt understand it at first. It took me a couple times to understand, he said. He also said he believed others on the committee had a hard time understanding it. Sebesta said he had expressed his concern to LaSala and county staff. I dont know if it was a good way to score or not, he said. Ive not had that much experience with scoring. Sebesta finally did figure it out, and said the method should help eliminate the possibility of fraud. Its difficult to manipulate and its also difficult to understand. It is what it is, he said. Staff did an excellent job. He agreed that on face value, it doesnt make sense to pick a bid for $300,000 over one for $99,000. But it did make sense, he said. If you watched the oral presentation, it was like night and day. The difference in the one picked is light years over the other one.Firefighters objectionsJuly 14th marked the one-year anniversary of this ugly process were in, Sanford said. He said while it was good that officials were starting to look more seriously at different transport methods, absolutely do not award this bid to Fitch. Supporters of fire-based transport object to hiring Fitch for several reasons. The first is the firms history of not recommending fire-based transport. Jay Fitch, president of Fitch and Associates, said generally his firm did not make recommendations one way or the other, but instead provides needed information so the client can make an informed choice. The firm uses software that allows data to be input to run simulations on a variety of scenarios using the same data to allow officials to compare different factors. Sanford brought up an implied prior relationship between Fitch and Paramedics Plus, the company that contracts with the county to provide ambulance transport. Paramedics Plus and Fitch have both served as faculty at past Pinnacle EMS Leadership & Management Conferences, he said. He also mentioned that the county had objected to Tri Data due to past work for the St. Petersburg Fire Department. Sanford questioned the bidding process, saying Hare had given Tri Data the lowest score possible, while giving Fitch and Associates the highest scores. Sanford and Millican prefer The Ludwig Group, but Sanford said Tri Data would be acceptable. Staff is driving the process toward Fitch, he said. If you pick Fitch youre virtually killing the option for fire-based transport. If fire-based wont work, if you pick Tri Data it will come back with the same answer. Commissioner Susan Latvala asked Sanford what the real problem was behind all the objections. Trust, Sanford said. Its not trust for us, Latvala replied. For us it is the budget and cost to provide the service. Commissioner Karen Seel said if Hares vote was eliminated from the process, Fitch still came out on top. Welch pointed out that St. Petersburg Mayor Foster and Pinellas Park Fire Chief Doug Lewis had scored Fitch higher. Sebesta said it was the best one, Welch said. Bostock was bogged down in trying to understand the RFP scoring process and questioned staffs numbers. Finally, Latvala made a motion to stop discussion and call the vote. Four of seven commissioners voted in support of Latvalas motion. Then talk moved to how many votes were needed to call the question. Finally, Welch retracted his vote, allowing the discussion to go forward. Seels suggestion to take a recess was not approved. Bostock continued to question staffs math. I assure you the math on this is right, Lauro said. Bostock then asked County Attorney Jim Bennett if there was any possibility of a legal problem if the vote went through. Soon after, Brickfield made a motion to table the matter, which was defeated 4-3 with only Bostock and Roche joining Brickfield in the vote to put the decision off to another day. Id like to know how it turned out (bid vote), Brickfield said. It goes to all this. I want it to be a clean process.County administrator takes some heatThe commission took the county administrator to task. Commissioners objected to LaSalas recommendation that Fitch limit its work to the IPS plan due to his opinion it is the only one that merits being operationalized. Im disappointed that the recommendation only looks toward IPS, Welch said, expressing concern that staff was not following the commissions direction or that of local state legislators. I dont like feeling like Im playing a game of chess with my own staff, Welch said. The commissioner was adamant that Fitch be contracted to operationalize not only the IPS plan, the firefighters plan and the current process, but also other scenarios to find the best solution. Fitch assured the commission that his firm would and could run computer simulations on other alternatives. Its a transparent process all can see, Fitch said. He also said he understood that his customer is the board of county commissioners, not staff. Well look at it all objectively, he said. The goal is to bring people together, looking at multiple ways to do things. GOLF COURSE, from page 1Afor the success (and failures) of our golf course, Brown said. While weather is certainly a critical factor, I credit the fresh entrepreneurial attitude of the golf course employees for the recent success. Im confident that they will not be satisfied until this course is making money. Continuing to attract new players and providing them a great experience will be the key to the long-term success of the Largo Golf Course. Two commissioners, Robert Murray and Curtis Holmes, continue to be in favor of exploring other management options. Though staff should be commended for their excellent work, Murray believes there are too many variables in running a golf course. These variables are beyond the control of staff and include the weather, the economy, and tourism. If one of these variables change, there could be a setback in revenues, Murray said. I still support leasing the golf course. Holmes said the commission has to cut millions from the city budget and yet there is still $75,000 in the best case scenario going out on the subsidy to the golf course. This does not include the heavy rains from June and July, Holmes said. He said he doesnt think all factors are going to be constant. Consequently, the subsidy could increase. Not only that, the city is not in the entertainment business, and I dont care how you cut that, he said, adding that police and fire are understaffed. Thats the business we are in, public safety. We are not in the entertainment business, Holmes said. Since April, city officials undertook several initiatives to increase revenue. In May, through a new system, text alerts are sent to patrons in order to fill empty tee times. More than 130 patrons have signed up to receive the text alerts to date. Staff reviews the tee sheets daily and develops a special to increase play during available times. A new league was formed and other leagues have been re structured to increase play. The junior golf program was re formatted to increase the number of sessions from two to eight. A Groupon special was issued in May and sold 760 rounds. To date, 246 have been redeemed and 96 are for new patrons to the Largo Golf Course. A summer special for youth has been developed to increase youth play. In April city commissioners discussed proposals to lease the golf course to private enterprise or let a management company operate it. However, because of staffing change, marketing, good weather and other factors, they decided to let staff continue to run the golf course. In the past couple of years commissioners have expressed concerns about the golf course receiving subsidies from the citys operating budget. From fiscal years 1998 to 2010, net losses were reported at the golf course for every year except 1999. City officials had projected in May 2011 that the golf course would require subsidies for the succeeding five years. The 18-hole Largo Golf Course is located on about 47 acres of land on Vonn and Walsingham roads. The city bought the course in 1979. BUDGET CUTS, from page 1Ais set for Sept. 11, 7 p.m., at the School Board administration building. Only one speaker addressed the board at the meeting July 31. Sara Smith, library and technology coordinator for Gulfport Elementary School, asked that funding for the middle school library program be restored to a full level. We know that the reduction in the middle school resulted in libraries being closed for as much as 50 percent, and the circulation of books and resources has dropped precipitously, Smith said. She said that as a result many students will go to high school not prepared to do research. In response, Stewart reiterated his initial comments that the budget reflects a $14 million reduction, and school officials are going to talk about how they achieve that before the final budget comes before the board in September. He said several workshops would be held, and information will be brought before the board on how to achieve the reductions. The (Smiths) request is to add something to the budget. Im going to be asking you how to cut $14 million, Stewart said. Following Stewarts remarks, board Chairwoman Robin Wikle said that the boards share of the revenue portion for budget keeps increasing annually as the states portion drops. Its glaring that the last three years, we go from 51 percent of the revenue that comes from our local (taxes), 54 percent and now we are at 57 percent. So we increasingly are asking our community and local taxes to pay for public education while we are taking decision-making away from local control. Its not balanced, Wikle said. Board member Peggy OShea said looking back a few more years the board provided 40 percent of the total funding. Its almost reversed itself, she said. Under the state law, once the board sets the millage for notices of proposed property taxes, it can lower the rate but not raise it. As have other local governments, the school district has been trying to cope with a decrease in revenue spurred by declining property values and tax cut measures. In other matters, board members decided to continue the process it has established for selecting a new superintendent. The board had decided to interview three candidates for the superintendents position later this month. Wikle raised concerns that the board will not meet again until Aug. 21, one day before it begins interviews with candidates. She acknowledged that the board agreed to that process, but she said she wanted to make sure that board members were all still on the same page pertaining to the process. Board member Linda Lerner said she wanted to have a special meeting to discuss matters pertaining to the superintendent search, but it failed to pass last week by a 5-2 vote. Its too late now, she said. Wikle said we need to ask ourselves if we are doing everything we can to get the right person for Pinellas County. Most board members expressed no interest in changing the process. They selected three candidates July 17 out of 50 applicants from a search to interview. Stewart is retiring at the end of the year. I think we had this discussion at the board meeting last week, and we determined that we will follow the process that the board has set out and agreed upon, OShea said. The applicants are Michael Grego, former superintendent of the Osceola County School District; Constance Jones, chief academic officer of the Lee County School District; and Christian Cutter, superintendent of the Douglas County District in Colorado. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESAt the game with DadPeighton Smith, 6, of Clearwater drew a winning portrait of her father, Mark Smith, in Tampa Bay Newspapers contest for Fathers Day this year, earning them two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game. Peighton had been excited about the game for weeks, said her father, who works for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. For the game against the Seattle Mariners on July 22, she made her own Rays T-shirt, dyed blue streaks in her hair with the help of her mother and had her nails painted blue. 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Two people were charged with DUI, five for driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license, seven for possession of marijuana, three for possession of paraphernalia, two for violation of probation and three for no valid drivers license. In addition, 14 vehicles were impounded and 35 citations were issued.Arrest made in Clearwater womans murderLARGO A Clearwater man was arrested at his place of employment in Largo at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, on a charge of murder in the first degree and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Thomas Hampton Frederick, 23, who jail records list as a transient, is accused of murdering Adrianne F. Robert, 29, of unincorporated Clearwater. He is being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail. Her male roommate, Jay Laffue, found Robert unresponsive in the bathroom of her apartment, when he came home just after 3:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14. She was partially clothed wearing only a bra. She had been stabbed once in the upper left chest. Homicide detectives backtracked her movements from the night before and determined that she had been out with Laffue, drinking at the bar at Diamond Dolls, an adult establishment located at 16361 U.S. 19 N. The two walked to Diamond Dolls from their shared apartment because they had been drinking earlier at the apartment. While at Diamond Dolls, they struck up a conversation with a male customer, later identified as Frederick. Detectives said that Robert and Laffue did not know him prior to the encounter. Just after 1:30 a.m., Robert decided to walk back home. Video from Diamond Dolls shows her leaving the establishment. The video also shows a black male catching up with her and giving her a black shawl that she had left behind on a chair. The two continue to walk away together on the northbound sidewalk back toward her apartment. Detectives said there were signs of a struggle on her body and in the apartment. Gualtieri said there was evidence she had been sexually assaulted. A portion of the sheet on her bed had been cut out. There was no sign of forced entry at the apartment. Her personal car, an orange Jeep was missing from the apartment complex parking lot. It was found later on July 14 by Largo police officers. Based upon investigative information, the video, phone records, taxicab company cooperation, and a Field Interview Report from Clearwater Police, Frederick was identified and established as a possible suspect by July 16. However, research showed he had no real criminal record and no DNA evidence of record.Crime Scene Investigators gathered DNA from the crime scene, and deputies began watching the suspect beginning on July 16. Deputies were then able to obtain other evidence, a cigarette butt, which yielded DNA. The DNA evidence was sent to the Pinellas County Forensic Lab for evaluation and was returned July 25, establishing Frederick as the murder suspect. 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Two clear pictures of the suspect have been posted on the Largo Police Department's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LargoPoliceDepartment The suspect is described as a black female, about 20-30 years of age. She appears to be between 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches in height and 150 to 170 pounds in weight. Police are asking that anyone who has information related to this incident or to the identity of the suspect in the photos contact Detective Chris Keeler of the police department's Investigative Services Division at 586-7475.Sheriff schedules volunteer academyLARGO The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for the next volunteer patrol and special events programs academy. The academy is for citizens who want to volunteer to work with deputies in a variety of activities. For more information, call Cpl. Bryan Bingham at 5826545. Volunteer Patrol and Special Events applicants must meet the following requirements: Must be a citizen of the United States and be a full-time or seasonal Pinellas County resident. Be at least 18 years old. Have a valid drivers license. Successfully complete a volunteer application. Pass a Sheriffs Office background investigation. Complete a training academy. Should be available to volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Previous law enforcement experience is not a requirement and uniforms and equipment will be provided by the Sheriffs Office. Our volunteers provide an invaluable level of service and support to this agency and our community. We invite those who are interested to apply with us for a very rewarding and important volunteering experience, said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.Teen shoots at cops, dies in strangers apartmentCLEARWATER A 19-year-old man is dead after shooting at police officers and barricading himself in an apartment on July 25, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. Two Clearwater officers were patrolling the Palmetto Park Apartments at 1001 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. when they saw a possible wanted suspect, the report said. Officers chased him on foot through the apartment complex. During the chase, the suspect, Julius Richard Larrance of Clearwater, brandished a handgun and shot multiple times at the officers. At least one of the officers returned fire, hitting the shooter. Larrance then entered an apartment where he barricaded himself, the report said. He entered the unlocked apartment through the front door he did not live in the apartment, nor did he have any connection to the residents, the report said. The resident and his two children were home when Larrance entered the apartment. The resident grabbed his two children and left the apartment through the back door immediately. Additional officers responded and tried to make contact with the shooter. Officers took the proper precautions and then entered the apartment, knowing the shooter was still armed, the report said. When it was deemed as safe as possible, officers entered and found the suspect lying on the floor with a handgun near his hand. Paramedics were called and rendered aid, but he was declared dead inside the apartment. Larrance had an active warrant for a hit and run and was also wanted for questioning in connection to a lewd and lascivious case in Clearwater and a double homicide in Tampa. The officers involved were Karl Wassamer, 46, hired in October of 1998; and Lauren Josey, 25, who was hired in February of 2012. Officer Wassamer was the one to return fire after the suspect opened fire on them. Wassamer did sustain a minor injury to his foot what appears to be a bullet fragment. He is okay and was treated and released. He was placed on routine paid administrative leave, as in accordance with department policy, as the investigation is under way.Burglar caught by K9CLEARWATER Clearwater Police received a call about broken glass at the Quick Check Food Mart on N. Fort Harrison Avenue on July 24, according to a police Facebook report. Officers responded and set up a perimeter, but when the suspect tried to flee, he was challenged by K9 Major. Police quickly arrested John Wesley Clark, 27, of Clearwater. Stolen items money, cigarettes and incense were returned to the store. Clark is charged with petit theft of less than $100, open container, and burglary of an unoccupied structure. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $5,200 bail.
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Their dispute is with a pair of white-handed gibbons, a type of primate classified as a lesser ape, who live in cages built close to and taller than a 6-foot picket fence that divides their backyard with the neighbor who lives behind them. Most of the time, the primates are quiet and keep to themselves. But sometimes one of the gibbons will sing, making a high-pitched sound that on one occasion was determined by a Pinellas County judge to be loud and raucous noise, punishable by a $188 fine. Its very irritating, said Jim Sullivan who lives with his wife Paula two houses down from the gibbons. The Sullivans are among sever-Neighborhood primatesResidents, city clash over gibbons cages and noises son are always home and will try to calm and distract the primates if they get too loud. I dont want my animals making noise. I dont want my neighbors unhappy, she said. She would not confirm the total number of primates she owns, but did say that a male gibbon named Dean was the only culprit in creating loud noises. Those noises last not even nine to 10 minutes, 15 minutes tops and are occasional and not constant, Wysong said. The primates sleep at night, and usually make noise only between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., she said. Gibbons, an endangered species, are small primates, only between 10 and 20 pounds. They look larger because they have a lot of fur, she said. Wysong said she thinks the FWC licensing process is justifiably extensive, involved and perfectly adequate without the citys input. The citys neighborhood services began investigating the complaints against Wysong in March. Paula Sullivan had called the city to complain about noise from the monkeys on March 21, explaining that she no longer had a valid phone number to call Wysong directly. The next day, from the backyard of a neighbor, community compliance specialist Heather Larrison took photos of the three cages in Wysongs backyard. She saw three primates while she was there and reported hearing the noise, which did cause quite a disturbance, she wrote in her report. Around April 1, the city ordered Wysong to comply with six listed ordinances: building permits, the citys definition of domestic animals, the unlawful possession of certain animals, animals creating a nuisance, unlawful disturbances and the loud and raucous noise. It required compliance by April 30. In her investigation, Larrison confirmed with the FWC that Wysong has a non-expired permit for two gibbons as well as a capuchin monkey, a Class III animal requiring a permit. According to city records, she asked FWC officials for documentation on the permits. In an April 23 letter, City Attorney James Denhardt explained to city officials that a FWC representative could not find some of the documentation usually included in the application for such a permit. The FWCs file for Wysong did not include documentation on local zoning or building approval, and the office did not know whether the files were not submitted, misfiled or al neighbors who have complained to Pinellas Park officials or the police about the noise, as early as 2005. In March of this year, the citys neighborhood services division began pursuing action against the owner of the animals, Kim Wysong. Gibbons are Class I animals, so listed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, or FWC, because they pose a significant danger to people, according to the organizations website. Such animals arent allowed in the residential zoning where theyre living in, per city ordinances. However, Wysong has had a state license to possess the wildlife for exhibition or public sale since Oct. 5, 2000, according to city documentation. The FWC license so far has prevailed in allowing Wysong to keep the gibbons at her home on 63rd Terrace. The city found out from the state of Florida that we had no jurisdiction, said Susan Walker, city neighborhood services administrator. The city later received notice that (the city) could not prevent her from having them. The city also could not cite her for any code violation that specifically addressed state-licensed animals. The city officials have decided that they can regulate the cages set up in Wysongs backyard. After not pursing a multi-pronged order to comply issued in April, the city issued a new order through its building division on July 24. This time, the order only lists Wysongs lack of a permit for the cages as a violation of city code. Its just not right to be hounded like this, Wysong said in response to the new order. Wysong said she is the victim of a targeted campaign against her and the gibbons, incited by only a handful of her neighbors. Theyre bullies, she said. I feel they are harassing and stalking me, my son and my animals. Wysong said she has tried to be respectful of her neighbors, telling them to call her immediately if the gibbons disturb them. She said that either she or her lost, the letter stated. The Sullivans were not the only neighbors to complain about the gibbons, according to city records, Jondalar Rhoads, living down the street on 64th Avenue, complained to police about the noise on April 3, and Patricia Zolciak, the neighbor directly behind Wysong, called police on April 9. Zolciak told Pinellas Park Officer Matthew Hevel that the animals were making a constant howling noise on a daily basis so loud it sounds like theyre in my living room, according to the resulting police report. Because the noise (is) so constant, I have to get into my car and leave my house to get away from it, Zolciak said, according to Hevel. Hevel reported that the animals were making noise for more than 30 minutes while he was at the residence. He issued Wysong a citation, charging her for an animal creating a nuisance. On April 10, Larrison visited another neighbor, Joy Hawblitzel, who lives two blocks from Wysong. Hawblitzel told Larrison that she also has had to drive away from the noise, or turn up her music louder to drown it out. The noise has been an issue as far back as April 2008, she said, explaining that she called the city to complain about it a few years ago. Wysong explained that recently she has been away from her home, attending to family matters as two of her sisters battled fatal cancer diagnoses. She said she was in Largo at her dying sisters side when she received one of the calls from a Pinellas Park police officer, demanding she come home to attend to the noises her animals were making. In response to the citation charge against her, Wysong pleaded not guilty on May 17 and requested a trial. She said many of her neighbors, including the two who live on either side of her, are fine with the gibbons. In fact, in preparation for the trail, she gathered letters from her neighborhood supporters. Jan Johnson, Tom Hahmann and Oliver Collins all attested in writing that the monkeys did not bother them, explaining that the noises occurred during the day and were not constant or irritating. Never in the entire time that these lovely little monkeys have been there would it have ever occurred to me that the VERY infrequent singing of these animals could ever be described as disruptive or in any way a constant nuisance, wrote another neighbor, Stacy Stephens. Andrea Herman, a resident of the area since 1977, described a trend that Wysong also pointed out. Herman writes that some of their neighbors have a long history of making frivolous complaints. (T)hey tend to try to bully these neighbors, utilizing the police department and code enforcement officials to harass the neighbors until they finally give in or move away, she wrote. Many of Wysongs supporters were not able to attend the trial on June 21, and the judge did not let her submit their letters as testimony, Wysong said. One next-door neighbor did testify that the gibbons didnt bother him, Jim Sullivan explained. Hes not retired and home like I am. He may be there five to six hours (a day), Sullivan later pointed out. Given the states preemption in the regulation of the animals, the city amended its court case to include a loud and raucous noise violation, Walker said. The judge did find Wysong guilty of the loud violation at the time it was cited, in a similar manner to the way a speeding ticket is judged. The verdict did not require Wysong to make any changes to the gibbons living situation. The city held off on further action while it researched their case against Wysong in regards to the lack of permitting for the cages, Walker explained. Meanwhile, Jim Sullivan brought his complaints to Pinellas Park council during their July 12 public meeting. I feel that they listened to me, he said the following week. Im sure that theyre doing what they can do. Since receiving the citys latest order to comply, this time in regards to the cages instead of the noise, Wysong said shes convinced the opposition against her is unwilling to compromise. Theres just no pleasing them, she said. They want to bully me into having to get rid of my animals. Unfortunately, I cant just get rid of them. I owe them more than that. She said the gibbons will eventually go somewhere else for socialization, not that its any of her neighbors business. Ive had a plan for them for a long time, and Im going to stick with that, she said. I have to focus on whats best for them. She doesnt intend to give up her FWC license.Photo courtesy of the CITY OF PINELLAS PARKNeighbors have complained about periodic loud noises from the gibbons living in the backyard of Pinellas Park resident Kim Wysong, who has a state permit to keep the primates.
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To add insult to injury, West Hillsborough residents paid a disproportionate share of county taxes but were shortchanged when it came to such county amenities as roads and schools. The taxes went to Tampa and never made their way back, Bates said. In 1906, to appease the growing number of secessionists in West Hillsborough, the county built a shell road from Tampa to Ozona, but that was of little use to the residents at the southern end of the peninsula. To appease them, the county built a bridge from mid-peninsula to the barrier islands. But that plan backfired when the flimsy bridge collapsed under the weight of a farm wagon and was never rebuilt. The secession movement prevailed and, on May 23, 1911, Gov. Albert Gilchrist signed a proclamation allowing West Hillsborough to become Pinellas County. On November 14, 1911, residents voted nearly 3 to 1 in favor of independence, which became official on January 1, 1912. When a new county is created, its most populous city usually becomes the county seat. In Pinellas County that would have been St. Petersburg. But because Clearwater is more centrally located, St. Petersburg allowed it to become the temporary county seat until a proper courthouse could be constructed in St. Petersburg. But Clearwater residents figured that, if they could build a courthouse before St. Petersburg did, Clearwater would remain the county seat for at least another 20 years. They entered into a contract for a courthouse to be built in 30 days, where Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church now stands, at a cost of $3,750. S.S. Coachman and his brother, E. Horace Coachman, would supply the lumber from a site near Henry Plants hotel, which is now called the Belleview Biltmore. St. Petersburg residents were furious and tried to stop the construction. They swore out an injunction and tried to have it served on S.S. Coachman, but Coachman heard that a process server was looking for him. He got into a rowboat and rowed out into the Gulf, out of sight and out of reach, Moravec said. When legal methods failed to stop the construction, St. Petersburg residents began to consider illegal actions. But when word that a drunken mob from St. Petersburg might be coming to burn down the unfinished courthouse reached Clearwater, the men of Clearwater got their hunting rifles and took turns guarding the construction site. They started building around the clock, Moravec said. The women made coffee and sandwiches for the workers, and the courthouse that was supposed to take 30 days was completed in 10 days. A century later, Clearwater is still the Pinellas County seat. S.S. Coachman, a successful Clearwater merchant, was elected the first chairman of the new County Commission. The fivestory Coachman Building that he built in downtown Clearwater still stands and its elevator operator, Joseph Hatchett, became one of Floridas first black lawyers and later served as a justice of the Florida Supreme Court. The downtown land where Coachman Park is now located belonged to E. Horace Coachman, whose house, Bay Hall, stood where Clearwaters main library now stands, and the cedar tree he planted can still be seen. He said that he couldnt afford to donate the land to the city, but would sell it at a bargain price. When city officials said they couldnt afford even the bargain price, he opined that they would have a good chance of getting a loan from either the Bank of Clearwater or the First National Bank. He didnt mention that he served on the board of directors of both banks.Descendants of pioneer family recall the birth of Pinellas In 2000, the late S.S. Coachman was honored as one of 100 influential Floridians. The circa 1850 log cabin that he and his wife, Jessie, bought from the pioneer McMullen family in 1901 can still be seen at Heritage Village, the countys 21-acre historical museum in Largo.Editors note: Information for this story came from Shirley Moravec and Joan Bates and was confirmed through different written historical accounts of Pinellas County.Photo by LESTER R. DAILEYShirley Moravec, left, and Joan Bates, granddaughters of Pinellas pioneer S.S. Coachman, examine a copy of the proclamation that created Pinellas County in 1912. The making The making of Pinellas of PinellasCentennial stories
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSFire engines and U.S. flagsEditor: Old Glory and firefighting are synonymous. Has one ever witnessed a fire engine at a Memorial Day parade with the bell and siren sounding? Beautiful sound. Dont you agree? Even more so, the fire engine needs a flag hung on it to further promote the holiday and bolster the sense and pride of being an American, on a day whereby all Americans remember the hardship of military conflict. Mine was Korea. I admire the effort of those in the Seminole Fire Department for displaying Old Glory on their apparatus. I too did this for over 27 years as a paid captain in North Jersey. This day was special and the flag was so important for the citizens to see while the parade was moving. Thanks for doing this for everyone. I call it lack of communication, when I read and watched on TV, the problem that was blown up because preplanning was not standard operating procedure. The elected officials of Seminole took it on the chin for something that was not their fault. The fire service is well aware of the term, (preplanning) and this was the reason for the problem. No one gave orders to fly the flag off the right fender of the vehicle. This is the proper place to hang a flag. On the side or rear is discourteous and the left fender causes problems for the chauffeur to see oncoming traffic. I was glad to see and hear that Leslie Waters, vice mayor of Seminole, had an important part in calming this situation down where everyone on both sides ended up in a harmonious, patriotic mood befitting the meaning of Memorial Day. God bless our firefighters, our country and the city of Seminole. Each one is so important to the others. All three are needed if we are to remain safe here in the jewel of south Florida Seminole. Say a prayer for the 343 who did not come out of the collapsed towers in NYC. Art Sholty SeminoleWake up, lady RepublicansRe: Power gets what power wants, by Mary Jo Melon, July 26Editor: No, no and no, Mary Jo. No more will women and girls be forced off the sidewalk for someone who holds us in foul contempt. No more, when the Equal Rights Amendment passes, making all sex discrimination a violation of the U.S. Constitution. And it will pass because the USA must quickly drop its current cruel, dismissal of American females, blacks, and others theyve assigned to second-class. USA will be forced to change, as it grows, aware that this stuff just doesnt sell overseas. Every nation since WW II already has ERA wording. Some found it boosted their gross domestic product by 9 percent. The United Sates will have to change from its Republican image of well do what we want to you, and let the devil take the hindmost. Accountability? Both political parties share the blame for that image, but its Republicans who continue to treat us 99 percenters and the 52 percent of the 99 percent who are women, badly, at 72 percent of a mans wage same job and same credentials or better! Republicans are most of the ones shutting an eye to the massive numbers of male military rapes of their female comrades: lying to cover them up. And the medical rapes now required by GOP legislation requiring all manner of involuntary vaginal invasions by transvaginal probes, purposeless except to stall pregnancy terminations guaranteed by the Supreme Court. Did you know Republicans filed 916 bills in just three months, closing shelters for rape crisis and domestic violence; closed Head Start. Worse: In 2012, Republicans voted down the vaunted Paycheck Fairness Act that would have equalized male and female salaries. They did this again, just as in every other prior year! Maybe they dont need the womans vote because theyve already bought the elections; just wondering. Why do Republicans pretend these are not indisputable facts? Wake up, lady Republicans. Dont they realize theres a price theyll pay in November? These and other cruel Republican realities are fostering a desertion by women from the GOP. In fact, why are you still playing patsy with them, shooting yourself and your daughters (and your sons) in the foot? Facts still matter. Fact-informed women are enraged. Hundreds of thousands of women and men are determinedly making their way to the U.S. capitol on Aug. 18 where the free WeAreWoman.us Rally will explode with voices too loud to ignore. Up for a womens freewheeling speakout? Ill be the loudest one. Every day now, womens roars grow stronger, bolder. If you dont hear their chorus and resonate with them, then you are reading and watching the impotent main media! Republicans (and some Dems voting with those trolls, male and female), deserve their misbegotten candidates smug and cruel. Better wake up. The womens revolution has begun. Sandy Oestreich North Redington BeachA perspective regarding the Biltmore hotel property Editor: A few weeks ago, some residents of Belleair and the surrounding community received an email from a former town official urging them to oppose the restoration of the towns distinctive historical landmark, the beloved Belleview Biltmore Hotel. The writer cited the request by the developers of the restoration project for tax abatement under the towns historical preservation ordinance and the towns need for additional capital to upgrade its infrastructure as the principal reasons for making his request. He indicated the hotel would pay no taxes for 10 years which is not true and declined to mention that beginning the eleventh year, property taxes from the hotel would increase dramatically, generating more than twice as much annually than any other authorized use on that property. His comments sound shortsighted to me and destructive of the very reason that many of us chose to purchase property in Belleair. We must remember that the hotel was here long before most of the rest of the town. For the past 16 months, I have been a member of an ad hoc committee of approximately a dozen residents of Belleair, representing a cross-section of the town, that has met at least once a month for the purpose of objectively evaluating the various options that could be considered by the owners of the 23-acre parcel upon which the hotel sits. Suggestions have ranged from parkland to single-family residences to townhomes to condominiums to a museum, to an appropriate restoration of the unique, all wooden historical structure. Someone even suggested an indoor shopping mall. The owners themselves developed an attractive site plan for townhomes, but abandoned the idea because they didnt believe it to be economically feasible. The parkland idea was not seriously considered because it required ownership by the town, which would then incur new maintenance costs, and would totally remove a 23-acre parcel from the property tax duplicate. Development as residential property appeared doubtful because of the depressed state of the market and the land costs totaling somewhere between $10 million to $12 million dollars that would push the necessary selling price of single family homes or townhomes to a level above what the market would bear. Condominium towers might be economically feasible if the units sold but would put further pressure on already depressed unit values within the RPD. Does it really make sense to add additional housing units to an already severely depressed market? In addition, to the best of our knowledge, no one had approached the owners with a site plan and purchase offer including the necessary financing to close a deal until the Biltmore partners asked to enter into an agreement for an option to buy. An agreement was reached and the option, which expires at the end of September, was granted. In the committees opinion, the full restoration of the hotel, as proposed by the Biltmore partners, and its projected future expansion, represent, in the long run, the best opportunity to maximize revenues to the town through water and electrical fees and, once the abatement expires, huge increases in ad valorem property taxes, far more than any other suggested use. In addition, Pinellas County would begin to benefit immediately from sales and bed taxes generated by the economic engine of an elegant, dynamic restored Belleview Biltmore. And, of course, what many have always considered to be the soul of the town would be brought back to life, providing fine dining, remarkable venues for meetings and social events, and an historic destination site for conventions, seminars and conferences, stunning architecture and fun for the family. Some who oppose the Hotel even though they have not offered an Bok choy, tofu and other mystery foodsIn another attempt at waistline reduction Im following the dictates of Eat to Live expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He is big on fresh fruits and vegetables, some of which Ive barely heard of. I did some research on various Fuhrman-recommended foods, and between the real-life sources and my own imagination, heres what I came up with. BOK CHOY. This is Chinese cabbage. The words mean white vegetable. Bok choy comes in different forms. I asked the produce guy at my store to show me bok choy, and he abruptly assumed a karate stance and muttered words that sounded like Fu mwang titsu! I later learned that bok choy is a secret password for an international undercover society aimed at flushing out people who mistakenly believe all Asians have three kidneys. The produce guy later apologized, and gave me his favorite bok choy recipe, which is flavored with lichi nuts. HUMMUS. When I was a child, we had no hummus. Ive tried to blame my personal deficiencies on a hummus-deprived upbringing, but no one listens. By the time I reached 40, hummus was sweeping the USA, thanks mostly to political and military developments in the Mideast, which I would explain if anyone cared, which is unlikely. Hummus is an Arab word meaning chickpeas. Thats exactly what hummus is cooked and mashed chickpeas, mixed with tahini. And what is tahini, you may ask. It is ground-up sesame seeds. Hummus can be served in many ways, but I usually see it as a dip at cocktail parties, Syrian-Lebanese folk festivals and U.N. wrestling matches. Hummus is beloved by Jews and Arabs alike, and has been suggested as a common ground on which enduring Mideast peace can be built. That idea is a crock of hummus, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ARUGULA. The word arugula is Italian and means the gargling sound an old man in Tuscany makes when sampling Chianti wine. Arugula is a spicy herb that is usually mixed with milder salad ingredients. It was popular in Italy and France for many years, but came to the USA in the 1990s. Other names for arugula are rugola, garden rocket, Roman rocket and Trastevere spinach. From the first century onward, arugula seeds have been used as a component in aphrodisiacs. So if your wife suddenly starts feeding you lots of arugula, youre either in trouble or in luck. SHIITAKE. If youre wandering the produce section and spy a collection of dark brown splotches youd rather not look at, let alone eat, youre probably viewing a display of shiitake mushrooms. Dont be deterred these babies taste great. They have a chewy, meaty flavor that can make you think of that longago weekend in Yokosuka when an off-duty chef named Kitty-san took you home and showed you flavors and favors you never dreamed existed. In Japanese, shii means from a hardwood tree and take means mushroom. These mushrooms grow on oak logs and seldom touch dirt, so a light washing is usually the only preparation you need before tossing them into a saut pan. TOFU. Like so many other nutritious foods, tofu is made from soybeans, water and a coagulant. (If someone showed you a bowlful of soybeans, would you recognize the stuff? I wouldnt. But the diet books and cookbooks are full of soy and soybeans and their spinoffs. For several years there was a tofu festival in Los Angeles, until it got so big they had to disband it for lack of room.) Tofu originated in ancient China. (Didnt any foods ever originate in Pittsburgh, or Duluth?) East Asian Buddhists love tofu, as do most vegans. Tofu comes in soft or regular varieties. So now you know. FLAXSEED. If youre not already using flaxseed in your diet, youd better buy some before the supply runs out. A flaxseed boom has taken place in the past few years because of reports that it can protect us from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and terminal conniptions. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids and lignans (estrogen and antioxidants). The emperor Charlemagne required his subjects to consume flaxseed, which comes in both brown and gold. Besides providing seeds, flax is used to produce linen. Archaeologists tell us flax was grown in 30,000 B.C., both in Babylon and in the vacant lots of East St. Louis, Mo. CILANTRO. Heres another flavoring agent from ancient China that can be used to spice up your salads with its pungent odor and taste. Cilantro is a member of the carrot family. Its nicknamed Chinese parsley and is actually just coriander, which has long been used as an ingredient of gin. Some psychologists believe that persons who drink gin while ingesting coriander later become disciples of Benny Hinn, and are known as gin Hinners.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 alternative want you to question the economic viability of the project. Suffice it to say, the partners and their lenders are willing to assume that risk as evidenced by their investment of both time and money, and that the most highly respected consulting firm in the domestic hotel business has thoroughly studied the project and concluded it can be successful. We urge you to keep these things in mind as the issues of tax abatement and restoration of the hotel come before the Town Commission in the coming weeks. Jim Betts BelleairObey the laws of FloridaRe: Voters should have their say, editorial, July 24Editor: The title of this editorial is exactly correct and no thinking person would disagree. While the editorial makes several valid points relative to every newly elected office holder anywhere in the country theres no doubt that they all face a learning curve, which has always been the case. However, Pinellas County faces a different and unique set of challenges that must be addressed. The facts relative to those challenges are clear based on the voters having had their say in 1996 when they passed the Eight is Enough charter amendment by more than 72 percent of the voters. While that amendment became part of the charter in 1997 it was challenged in court and the Pinellas County Commission has ignored the amendment ever since. The Supreme Court in 2002 took up the challenge and made a decision that was completely misread by the Commission. As a result, the commission has ignored the legally passed and adopted 1996 charter amendment. On May 12, 2012, this year, the current Supreme Court receded from that earlier decision and declared that term limits enacted by county charters are constitutional based on the home rule provisions of the Florida Constitution. That decision applies to all 67 Florida counties, including Pinellas County. Unfortunately, the majority of our county commission has chosen to ignore the Supreme Courts decision, which resulted in a lawsuit filed by residents of the county and is in the courts today. The question we face today is whether four commissioners have the right to ignore a Supreme Court decision and effectively suppress the voters overwhelming approval of the Eight is Enough Charter Amendment passed in 1996. Our system is based on the rule of law, not the rule of men. Unfortunately, four members of the commission seem to think that they are above the law and, based on their conduct, have chosen to ignore and defy the Florida Supreme Court for their own personal benefit. Current Pinellas County Commissioners are paid between $87,000 and $99,000 a year, including benefits and perks, which they are clearly determined to protect, despite the courts decision, which is now the law in Florida. That compensation is well in excess of what most county residents enjoy, particularly with respect to those of us who are retired. While we may debate and discuss the need for term limits in Florida, nevertheless we are all required to obey the laws in Florida, including the 1996 charter amendment as it was passed and became effective in January 1997, more than15 years ago. 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Home features four bedrooms, spacious storage, wood burning fireplace, and oversized side entry garage.Martha Thorn & KJ KeinColdwell Banker The Thorn Collection 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths $1,625,000 SOLD Fabulous wide open water views throughout. Large covered patio overlooks private fenced yard. Driveway and entry have decorative pavers. Recent replacements include: roof, vinyl soffitts, dock and trex decking, garage door and opener, front door and A/C unit.David GardellaPremier Sothebys International Realty 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths $525,000 SOLD080212 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 Photo by ANN WEAVERLocal dolphin mother J surfs the wake of a speeding motorboat with her 2-month-old calf, which illustrates the bottlenose dolphins marvelous adaptations to the aquatic environment.tify the surfing dolphins when they leapt to breathe. My obsessive collection of dolphin photo-identification pictures was cheerfully vindicated because it revealed a bait-and-switch! Though big bulls BB and DD2 had vanished into the wake of the speeding boat, it was petite mom J with her 2-month-old baby who leapt out of the wake to breathe! Do you think bulls BB and DD2 were being polite?Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at email@example.com or visit her website www.dolphin superstore.com. Read her awardwinning 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.Life never tires of the yin-yang of existence. The traditional black-andwhite Taoist symbol of the bright sun (yang) intertwined with the shadowy moon (yin) represents the idea that polar forces work not in opposition but in complement: Good cheer balances grouchiness like light informs shadow. One cannot exist without the other. The other day at sea was a case in point. Even the sky got into the act. Clouds rose out of the horizon like puffy white fingers until we seemed to be cupped in a giant celestial hand. Misty fingertips budded off and ascended, casting shadows across otherwise sunny seas. Six dolphins darted willy-nilly among the shadows, having breakfast on fish shuffled along the flood current flowing several feet below the surface. LA Stick and the tiny calf she bore during tropical storm Debby stayed clear of the other four dolphins. As a local dolphin, LA Stick is familiar with the undersea architecture of Johns Pass. Moving back and forth across its deep bowl, she hunted along a broad oblong path that stretched east west. This is a common pattern among local dolphins, but today it also helped her skirt the problems of the other dolphin mother. The other mother, Keyhole Notch, is a seasonal visitor to our local waters. This year she came to Johns Pass to have her baby, as in other years (Dolphin Watchs Time for the girls of the Gulf). Forming a complementary cross to LA Sticks course of travel, she searched a narrow northsouth path. At least she tried to. Two things distracted her from her hunt. Primary were the clumsy strokes of her tiny shiny newborn, to which she conceded her normally smooth stride by orchestrating her momentum in concert with the babys faltering efforts. But to keep the helpless newborn tucked safely at her side, she had to keep moving, particularly because of the other distraction: the need to dodge continually the two remaining dolphins roving literally and figuratively among the patches of dark and light. Strangers to these parts, Hoffman and its shadowy companion seemed more interested in the dark pursuit of Keyhole Notch and her newborn than hunting. Shed vanish beneath the brine in the business of breakfast. Yards from her vanishing point, some unseen force would shove an eruption of water to the surface. Keyhole Notch would scurry out of the froth with the spectral silhouette of Hoffman on her heels, who alternated hunting with threatening her with subsurface sideswipes or explosive blasts of bubbles. Capt. John Heidemann and I dont yet know if Hoffman is a bull. But it acted like a bull peevishly trying to vent unspent rites of spring on an unlikely but easy target: a mom dolphin with a tiny shiny new baby. Such rogue behavior may seem understandable considering that few, if any, of the females in our local waters have been available for dating this season. Regardless of the ratio of bulls to available babes, however, rogue behavior is rare among our local dolphins. Capt. Heidemann and I have spent thousands of hours observing the 47 bottlenose dolphin bulls identified to date and 75 calves born to date. Weve seen only five testy episodes, which includes Hoffmans rather villainous morning. Bull belligerence toward moms or their calves tends to be short-lived and, brightly, of no apparent harm to the newborn that weve seen. Local bulls are more likely to react to newborns in other ways. They can be tender, as when big gorgeous Schnoz swam with Split and her clumsy newborn Seville without a whiff of aggression. They can be companionable, like the times this spring when Bowery Boys BB and DD2 swam sleepily with Face and her baby, or a little mischievous, as when N poked Valiants newborn Vice lightly in embryonic play some years ago. Our survey started on the dark side but ended on the bright side with a splashy rendition of an infamous dolphin bait-and switch. The switch illustrated yet another way bulls can act toward babes with babies. We were heading across a wide bay. Perchance, I glanced behind me in time to see local bull DD2 springing off the transom, asking to surf. Being a boring research boat, we slowed instead of accelerated. DD2 returned to his buddy BB and slid into the hypnotic cadence of snooze swimming. By and by, a boat passed going at speed. The boys sprinted over and vanished into its wake. Capt. Heidemann paced the boat so that I could snap pictures to iden-Last weeks slow moving tides and mid-week onshore wind flow left anglers few options for targeting fish both inshore and offshore. However, by the weekend we were able to enjoy some of the most beautiful weather weve had all summer. Light winds and little to no rain made for perfect conditions in the Gulf. Theres no question that often the best late summer fishing occurs in the cooler deeper waters of the near-shore Gulf, especially on the quarter moon phases when there isnt much tidal movement, making for slow fishing conditions for snook, trout and reds. Mangrove snapper bunch up in massive schools on the late summer full moons for a spawn. Schools of mangrove snapper ranging in size from one to four pounds can be found on artificial structures from inside Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge and surrounding structure found along the shipping channel as well as many areas in the near-shore Gulf waters, including much of the pipeline and deeper artificial reefs in the 30to 50-foot range. Perhaps the mangrove snappers biggest asset to anglers is their ability to be chummed up. Frozen chum blocks make up the first step while fresh-scaled sardines and threadfins can be cut up and used for both added chum and bait. The key to fooling the larger mangos is to down size your tackle including hook, weights and leader. Once the snapper are chummed up, make your offering appear to be one of the cut pieces of chum in every aspect, including size and rate of fall, and youre sure to get bit. Gag grouper fishing remains good in the 40to 50-foot depths. Targeting ledges and rock piles with live pinfish and frozen sardines will put you in the game. The bite last weekend wasnt quite as strong as its been so we opted to start with frozen sardines in order to get the fish more active and to draw them in with the scent. Once the gags started biting the sardines we switched to big pinfish and quickly secured a nice limit of fish. Until next week get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNwee kly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Triathlon planned for Aug. 4LARGO The Bardmoor YMCA Youth and Adult sprint triathlon will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 7 a.m. to noon, at the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road. All proceeds from the triathlon will benefit the YMCA People Helping People Assistance Program and the Livestrong Cancer Survivor Program at the Bardmoor branch. Ages 13 and over will start at 7 a.m.; ages 5 to 7 will start at 8 a.m. and ages 8 to 12 will start at 9 a.m. The fee is $25 for participants who register by Aug. 3. Call 394-9622.Kids can play golf for $5LARGO The Largo Golf Course is offering youth ages 17 and younger the opportunity to play golf this summer for $5. Youths 17 and younger can beat the summer boredom blues by walking 18 holes at Largo Golf Course any day of the week after 11 a.m., a city news release said. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult throughout the round. Nonplaying adults can walk with their child for free or choose to rent a cart for a small fee. Largo Golf Course is located at 12500 Vonn Road. Call 518-3024. Golf tournament benefits youth ranchesLARGO Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieris charity golf tournament is scheduled on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Belleair County Club. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with tee time for the shotgun start at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. For more information, call Capt. Michael Castine at 464-6321 or Josephine Mattson at 582-6204.UPARC plans golf tourneyBELLEAIR The UPARC Foundation plans its 12th annual Christine Bond Memorial Golf Classic Thursday, Oct. 18, noon, at Belleair Country Club. The format is a scramble with putting contests, a hole-in-one challenge and other opportunities to win prizes. For more information, call 797-8712.Shooting Stars soccer signups setSEMINOLE The Seminole Shooting Stars soccer program is registering players for its fall-winter season. Registration is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. Players ages 4 to 18 are eligible. Returning players can register Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fees are under-6, $100; and under-8 to under-19, $110 ($10 sibling discount). Practice will start the week of Oct. 1. Games begin Nov. 3 and run until February. A birth certificate is required to register new players. Non-Seminole residents must show a valid Seminole Recreation membership card. To download forms and more information, visit www.Seminole ShootingStars.com. For more information, email SeminoleShootingStars@gmail.com.Crime Stoppers golf event setGULFPORT Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County plans its 11th annual Crime Stoppers Classic Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 12, at Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Awards, dinner and drawings will follow the tournament at 5 p.m. The cost is $100 per player before Aug. 1 and $125 per player after that date. The event features lunch, a putting contest and hole-in-one challenge, followed by prize drawings, a silent auction, awards and a barbecue dinner in the clubhouse. For more information on registration or sponsorships, go to www.crimestoppersgolf.com. Since 2001, Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, Inc. has been a nonprofit organization that partners with our citizens, the media and law enforcement to help solve and prevent crime in our community. Its anonymous tip line can be reached by calling 1-800-873-TIPS. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office employs and houses the Pinellas Crime Stoppers program administrator through a grant from the Office of the Attorney General Crime Stoppers Trust Fund. No taxpayer dollars are used to fund Crime Stoppers. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Be on the lookout for schools of mangrove snapper The dolphin dance of shadow, light
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Regoli is Achieva Credit Union president and CEO. Her innovative ideas and hands-on, proactive approach bring new ideas and strategies to the credit union and contribute to our growth and high level of service.BPW to host Equality Day TeaST. PETERSBURG The Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg/Pinellas will gather Saturday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., at Marchands Bar and Grill inside the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The group will convene to observe Womens Equality Day with a traditional tea including a hat competition. Proposed by U.S. Representative Bella Abzug in 1971, Womens Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Womens Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women full voting rights in 1920. Although Equality Days National observance falls on a Sunday this year, BPW will host their event the day before on Saturday. The public is invited to attend and may purchase tickets to the event online at www.BPWStPetePinellas.org.PODS celebrates two millionth container CLEARWATER After 14 years in business, PODS moving and storage recently celebrated its two millionth container delivery in June by providing one year of free storage and a free move to the recipient who resided in Valrico. As part of their continued celebration, PODS launched a $10,000 Home Renovation sweepstakes on July 16 to celebrate this important milestone in the history of the company and the industry. In 1998, PODS revolutionized the landscape of the moving and storage industry with its signature white portable PODS containers, which changed the way people would move and store forever. PODS is based in Clearwater. The $10,000 sweepstakes ends on Oct. 15, 2012. For information, visit Facebook.com/PODS.HealthSouth to offer Aging Well SeriesLARGO The Aging Well Series will be presented Friday, Aug. 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in classroom C at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 901 Clearwater-Largo Road. The series will include the following components: Drive Able and Community Support Information, with Celisa Bonner, LCSW clinic coordinator at the Madonna Ptak Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Loss at Morton Plant Mease Community Resources and Position Duties, with officer Rayshall Poinsette, Largo Police Department Senior Services Officer Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, with Peggy Macaluso, program specialist Medication Interactions, with Dr. Vakesh Rajani, hospitalist at Mease Countryside Hospital Reservations are required. To RSVP, call 588-1865 by Aug. 1.Fresenius earns awardCLEARWATER Fresenius Medical Care North America, a leading network of dialysis facilities, recently named its Clearwater facility at 26338 U.S. 19 N., a center of excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2011. These annual awards recognize the facilities that perform the best, based on multiple objective measures of dialysis clinical quality. According to a press release, all Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics share the company's UltraCare mission of delivering excellent, patient-centered care through innovative programs, the latest technology, continuous quality improvement and a focus on superior customer service. At Fresenius Medical Care, our clinical teams are focused on providing patients with the highest quality of care during each and every treatment, said Carolyn Latham, vice president of Clinical Quality and UltraCare at Fresenius Medical Care. Our Center of Excellence award distinguishes the facilities that achieve the best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of the staff.First Bank participates in Love That Dress eventAs part of the Pinellas PACE Centers Love That Dress event in September, First Bank branches in Pinellas County will serve as dress donation drop-off sites throughout the summer. If you have an evening dress or two that you are no longer able to wear, we encourage you to drop some of them off at one of our eight First Bank locations in Pinellas County, said Anne Lee, First Banks retail president for Florida. We want everyone to Love That Dress and put it to good use for a great event. First Bank locations in Pinellas County include: St. Petersburg 111 Second Ave. NE, Suite 211, St. Petersburg Pasadena 6850 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Kenneth City 5825 54th Ave. N., Kenneth City Pinellas Park 7600 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park Seminole 13700 Park Blvd., Seminole Walsingham 13175 Walsingham Road, Largo Dunedin 2046 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Northwood 3024 Enterprise Road E., Clearwater The Love That Dress event will take place Friday, Sept. 21, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg. PACE is a nonresidential, gender-specific program for girls 12 to 18 that are experiencing difficulty or conflict in school or at home. PACE started in 1985 with 10 girls and now serves 150 Pinellas County girls. By SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, climbed to 8.6 percent in June up from 8.2 percent in May, but still well below last years figure of 10.7 percent. The state of Floridas not seasonally adjusted rate also went up from 8.5 percent in May to 9 percent in June, according to figures released July 20 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The national rate also saw an upward swing going from 7.9 percent to 8.4 percent. Despite the increase, mostly attributed to schools closing down for the summer, Gov. Rick Scott continues to insist that his job strategy is working. In a press release, he pointed to the 9,000 jobs added in June. As companies are choosing to grow and expand in our state, we are continuing to see Florida experience a positive economic recovery. Floridians have more and more opportunities to get back to work, and last month, 9,000 Floridians were able to get a job and provide for their families, Scott said. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area continues to lead in the number of over-the-year job gains with the addition of 23,300 jobs, a 2.1 percent growth. The MSA with the second highest growth is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with 10,800 more jobs, a 1.1 percent increase. The not seasonally adjusted unemployment for the local MSA increased from 8.6 percent in May to 9 percent in June. It is considerably lower than 11.2 percent reported in June 2011. The local MSA includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Hernando County tied with Putnam County for the No. 5 rank, reporting 11.1 percent unemployment in June. Pasco County tied with Polk for the No. 14 spot with 10 percent unemployment. Hillsborough tied with Gilchrist and Collier counties for No. 33 with 8.8 percent. Pinellas tied with Orange County to rank No. 39 the lowest rank of the counties in the local MSA. Pinellas Countys labor force increased by 3,143 in June as compared to the previous month and 7,075 compared to June 2011. The number of employed workers climbed to 409,131 compared to 407,950 in May and 393,311 last year. The number of unemployed also increased to 38,328 compared to 36,366 in May. However, compared to June 2011, the number of unemployed decreased by 8,745.Pinellas Countys unemployment rate slightly higher in JuneSurf Style to host Carbon FLOW competitionCLEARWATER During the month of August, Surf Style, 311 South Gulf View Blvd., will host the ninth stop of the 2012 Carbon FLOW Tour. This event will showcase the nations top riders in the disciplines of FLOW boarding and Body boarding. The tour started in early May as a competition for these athletes to win a chance to attend the FLOW Championships. The competition will be Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Surf Styles Flowrider, an indoor simulated wave machine. The event is expected to bring more than 60 competitors to the local area the week of Aug. 9, and will add an extra boost to the tourism sector. The event is free for the public to view; however, there are entry fees required for patrons interested in participating in the contest. There will be more than $5,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs. Achieva welcomes TillCLEARWATER Achieva Credit Union recently announced the addition of Janet Till, a certified senior professional in human resources, as Senior Vice President of People and Corporate Culture. e-Editionse-edition.tbnweekly.com
Calendar of eventsCommunity 11A Leader, August 2, 2012 Obituaries Mrs. Inez Rebecca Hammer went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Inez was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 21, 1935. She lived in North Wales, PA before moving to Beach Haven West, NJ and later Barnegat, NJ. She worked for Shop Rite Super Market in Manahawkin, NJ for 26 years before retiring in 1998. She then moved with her husband Ron to Doral Village in Dunedin, FL where she was very active in the community and she resided there until recently. She was a member of Crystal Beach Community Church in Crystal Beach, FL. She enjoyed golfing, playing bingo, bowling and the time she spent with her grandchildren and she adored being with her great grandchildren. Mrs. Hammer is predeceased by her husband Ronald Gene Hammer, who passed away in 2009, her sister Betty Band and her brother Harry Crocket. She is survived by her sister Josephine of Pendergrass, GA, her son Ronald and wife Jeni of West Creek, NJ, daughter Bonnie Perry and husband Bill of Delanco, NJ, daughter Laura and husband Bill of Waretown, NJ, and her son Scott and wife Joan of Tyngsboro, MA. Mrs. Hammer had 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:00pm at Bayside Chapel, 965 West Bay Ave. Barnegat, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Deborah Foundation, 20 Pine Mill Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or www.deborahfoundation.org. ObituariesRecognizing that some readers wish to share the life and loss of a loved one with the community, Tampa Bay Newspapers publishes paid obituaries in our weekly papers. The deadline for submitting obituary information is 9 a.m. on Monday, for that weeks papers. Obituaries will publish in all six of our papers. Obituary information should include: full name, age, city and date of death. You may also choose to include the names of living and/or predeceased relatives, work history, clubs and/or activities that they participated in. If you wish to include the name of the funeral home handling arrangements keep in mind that we are a weekly publication and the paper may publish after the services have taken place. For further information, including cost, please call Tampa Bay Newspapers at 727-397-5563, or you can submit your information through our Web site, www.TBNweekly.com, or by e-mail at: obits@TBNweekly.com.80510 Church And Temple DirectoryL071212 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 1-866-224-9233 727-397-5563Email: classifieds@TBNweekly.com080212 080212 Summer reminds me how much I love being a stay at home mom. I am so fortunate and blessed to have been able to be with my little girls since they were born. I remember telling my boss, the mayor of Fort Myers, that I was retiring when my first daughter was born. It was hard, because I loved working for the mayor as his public relations director, but I knew being at home with my kids while they were growing up was something I wanted to do. My husband agreed. We rearranged our lives and careers so I could stay at home. For almost eight years now, I have been a stay-at-home mom with my two little girls. Now that they are both in elementary school, its time for me to go back to work. It is a little scary trying to find a job when there arent many out there. I was fortunate that I was able to fulfill my career dream job before having kids. In college, I majored in broadcast journalism and soon after college became a television news reporter. Now as I look for jobs, I am not focusing on a television news reporter job, but any kind of job in the journalism field. The problem is, my heart really hasnt been in finding a job. Ive done my dream job and I love being at home with my kids. When they are in school, I volunteer at school, help out in the classroom and eat lunch with my kids. When I work full time, I know I am going to miss things that my kids have at school. What if my child gets sick? How am I going to pick my kids up from school? Who will take them to school? All these questions are in my head as I look for a job. I am sure working moms know this all too well. How do you do it? I know it must be hard. I have quite a few friends who work full time, and they are pretty exhausted by the end of the day. They tell me they miss their kids. Some of my friends work long hours and dont see their kids except for maybe a few minutes before their kids go to bed. Whats the secret to having a career and being a great mom? As I get back into the working field, I want to do both. Hopefully, there is a perfect job out there for me. When it comes down to it, as moms, we have to do the best we can, whether we stay at home or work. What is important is we take care of our kids and make sure they know we love them. We have to do whats best for our family. Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 6 and 7, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2 MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com.Going back to work after being a stay-at-home momTables, booths available for garage sale, wellness expoLARGO The Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale and Health and Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, Aug. 18. Vendor booths at the Health and Wellness Expo will be available for $15. Both events will be held at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, and are free to the public. Space sells out quickly, so call and reserve your table today. For more information, contact Southwest Recreation at 518-3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Exotic bird fair plannedLARGO Sun Coast Exotic Bird Fair will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N. Admission is $4; Children 12 and younger are free. The event features birds, seeds, toys, cages, live entertainment, great food and more, and a grand prize. Contact Pedro Avila at 813-361-3735. Email: email@example.com or visit www.suncoastexotic birdfair.com Clothes-to-Kids needs back-toschool helpCLEARWATER Clothes to Kids is gearing up for the back-to-school rush and needs the publics help. Clothes to Kids is a nonprofit organization that provide a free weeks worth of gently used or new clothing to kids in need in Pinellas County. The organization is in urgent need of gently used school clothes, especially boys and young mens shorts in all sizes, jeans, uniforms and shoes. The organization asks people to clean out their closets or have a neighborhood clothing drive and help Clothes to Kids build their clothing and shoe inventory for back-to-school. New and gently used clothes and shoes and new socks and underwear still in the package can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave. or at 3251 Third Ave. N., Suite 145, St. Petersburg. Cash donations also are needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers are always welcomed. For more information, call 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.Clearwaters Hope Thrift Store helps children in needCLEARWATER The Hope Thrift Store needs furniture, house wares and clothing. Donations are accepted at the Clearwater store during store hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at 2881 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Donations also can be dropped off at their main campus in Tampa, as well as the Hope Thrift Store on Fowler Avenue in Tampa. Volunteers also are needed! The Hope Thrift Store is an extension of the Hope Childrens Home, which houses more than 70 abused, neglected and orphaned children. Over the past 40 years, the organization has helped more than 5,000 children in need. Please call 813-712-1893 or visit www.hopechil drenshome.org. St. Jerome Early Childhood Center in Largo recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Most recently the program received commendations for the areas of relationships, curriculum, assessment, and family and community relationships. Maleah Godfrey, 5, left, and Jack Rozance, 5, are students at the school. The upcoming school year begins on Aug. 20, with space available in all age groups. Visit www.stjeromeearlychildhoodcenter.org or contact the school at 596-9491.School receives accreditationTampa Bay Computer Society, meets third Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Resource Center, 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. Call 443-4433 or visit www.tampa-bay.org. Tampa Bay Grady White Club, meets second Wednesdays. New members welcome. Call Capt. Ralph Wolf, president, at 531-6324 or visit tampabaygradywhiteclub.com. Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild, meets third Sundays of oddnumbered months, 2 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Call 785-3041. Tampa Bay Vegetarians, meets fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., for dinner at various area restaurants. Call 392-0268. Telephone Pioneers Clearwater Life Member Club, meets third Fridays, 11 a.m., at different locations, except for June, July, August and September. Call Eleanor Brasted at 725-4118. Toastmasters: Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd. Call Marie at 455-7539. Pinellas County, for times and locations, call Pat D. at 2249771. Realtalkers meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m., at the Pinellas Realtor Organization Building, 4790 Ulmerton Road. Call Donna Moore at 831-3416. Seminole/SPC Club 5899 meets Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Guests welcome. Call Cathy at 578-0109 or visit seminolespc.freetoasthost.com. Speak Easy Club 4698 meets Mondays, 6:15 p.m., at the King Buffet Restaurant, 7610 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Call 536-3392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suncoast Caring Community Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 5:45 p.m., at the Suncoast Hospice Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Call Kelly Siegel at 410-4322. Tampa Bay Women Speakers meets first and third Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Countryside Mall, Bright House Demo Center, second floor, next to Sears. Email tampabaywomenspeakers@ yahoo.com. Tarpon Springs meets second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at North Lake Family Church, 300 N. Highland Ave., Tarpon Springs. Visit tampabaywomen.freetoasthost.org. Temple Talkers Club 7295 meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Visit templetalkers.freetoasthost.org. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Clearwater 0296, meets Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m., at Union Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., in the Fellowship Hall. Call 4617101. Largo 287, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 S. Highland, Largo. Call Carol Wegener at 581-0250. Largo 726, meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 403 First Ave. SW, Largo. Call 581-1435. Travel is Fun Senior Travel Club, meets fourth Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Meetings include complimentary continental breakfast, photo trivia, raffles and contests. Call 391-0500, ext. 1211. Treasure Island Action Club, meets second Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., at the T.I. Community Center, One Park Place, and offers membership to senior citizens who live in Treasure Island at least three months annually. No meetings June, July and August. Call 547-4575. Treasure Islettes, meets fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave. Bingo is offered Thursdays, 6:45 p.m., at City Hall. Call Beverly Russian at 363-3165. Trinity Christian Community Center and Club is open Monday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., at 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo. The center offers fun, new friends and live music, after-school youth and community classes, art gallery and family evening entertainment. Call 858-4177 or visit www.trinity.7p.com. USEM-CA, a forum for unincorporated county residents, meets last Thursdays, except June, July, August, November and December, 7 p.m., at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N. Call Betty at 393-0187 or Art at 595-6834. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mary Custis Lee Chapter 1451, meets fourth Saturdays, September through June, 10 a.m., at the UDC Memorial Building, 3158 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Dorris at 585-5813. University of Massachusetts Tampa Bay Alumni Club, meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December when the group meets third Thursdays), 6:30 p.m., at various local restaurants. Call 538-3519. Upper Pinellas African Violet Society, meets monthly first Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Palms of Largo, Cypress Palms. For information email email@example.com. Upper Pinellas Singles, a nondenominational group for active seniors 50 and older, meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvadore Drive. Dinner is served, followed by entertainment or a speaker. Call Leslie at 725-7453. U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, meets first Mondays, 7 p.m., at the Coast Guard Air Station, at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Clearwater. Call 6315161. U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps, Suncoast Squadron, for ages 11 to 17, meets third weekends, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Navy Operational Support Center, 15300 Fairchild Drive, Clearwater, and at the USCG Clearwater Air Station. USA DANCE has dances fourth Mondays, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions and snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. On the event that the fourth Monday falls on a holiday, the monthly dance may be rescheduled to the second or third Monday. Call 345-5884. Westside Church of the Nazarene will feature camp meeting services on Sundays, 6 p.m., at 13650 Walsingham Road in Largo. The meeting will include preaching, music and refreshments following the service. Call 595-6338. West Bay Community Verse-by-Verse Bible Teaching, meets Sundays, 11 a.m., at The Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay Drive, Largo. Verse-by-verse Bible study, coffee and communion. Call 595-3991. West Coast Swing Club of Tampa Bay dances Sundays, 6 p.m., at Gunslingers Saloon, 3885 East Bay Drive, Suite 100, Largo. Free See EVENTS, page 12A Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Here and there Here and there
12A Community Leader, August 2, 2012 71912 053112 TOKENS MODEL PLANES TOYS USED WATCHES PAPER MONEY SCRAP GOLDBUY SELL TRADEMILITARY SWORDS, MEDALS & DAGGERS VINTAGE FISHING EQUIPMENT FOREIGN COINS & FOREIGN PAPER MONEY STERLING FLATWARE We Make House CallsDALES COINS TOO1404 Seminole Blvd., LargoJust S. of Largo Post Office727-447-COIN (2646)DALES COINS 245 Main Street, DunedinCorner of Broadway & Main St.727-733-3577070512 Mon.-Fri. 9-4 Sat. 9-3 Closed Sunday We Sell Coin & Stamp Supplies PLANES & TRAINS OLD TOYS, CARS, etc. ALMOST ANYTHING SMALL & COLLECTIBLEUS CURRENCY & MILITARY SCRIPT BUYING VINTAGE GAS PUMPS AND COCA COLA MACHINESSILVER COINS 1964 & OlderDimes Quarters HalvesMORGAN & PEACE DOLLARS GOLD BRINGING BEST PRICE EVER! Coin Club Meets Here 3rd Wednesday of the Month ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCKS Dales Coins & Jewelry Authorized PCGS and NGC member 32 Years In Business 071912Rx Scuba Masks & Specialty LensesComplete Eye Exams Contact Lens Exams Board Certified Opthalmologist & Licensed Optician On-Site Rx Sunglasses EVENTS, from page 11Adance lesson at 6 p.m., intermediate lesson at 6:30 and open dancing at 7:30. Beginner and intermediate two-step lessons are offered Tuesdays, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., followed by open couples dancing at 8:30 p.m. Music by Bobby Caudill. No cover. Call 804-6612. West Virginia State Society, meets first Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. Call Buddy Roush at 544-6543. Widowed Social Club of St. Petersburg, meets last Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. Attendees should bring a $2 donation, a covered dish for six-toeight people and a place setting. Call Joe at 3970920 or Fran at 896-9207. World Circle Language Club, meets second Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Clubhouse, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call 787-3344. YogaWorks of Pinellas offers beginning and continuing yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. Call 596-9226 or email yoga4fr@ tampabay.rr.com. ZONTA Club of Upper Pinellas, meets last Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 733-3405 Actors Networking Group meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at 1653 Monterey Drive, Clearwater. Reservations required. Call 581-1677. AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Classes, for drivers over 50, are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Graduates may be eligible for auto insurance discounts for the following three years. Cost is $10. Call 888-227-7669. American Legion Post 7 plays bingo on Thursdays at noon. Cef Alteri serves dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m., at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Music for dancing is offered Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. Call 4479204. American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach, hosts a fish and fry on Fridays. Call 391-3670. American Legion Post 119 hosts dances featuring music from the s second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Post, 130 First Ave. SW., Largo. Call 585-1225. American Legion Post 104 serves dinner Fridays, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the post, 7550 60th St. N., Pinellas Park. Call 544-5137. Ballroom Dances and Instruction, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard at 106th Ave.; and Thursdays, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., at City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave. Cost is $5 a session. Call John Tebo at 410-0251. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Clearwater chapter, meets fourth Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., at Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Area Macintosh User Group, Largo chapter, meets second Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., at St. Petersburg College EpiCenter, corporate training room, 13805 58th St. N., Largo, An iPad SIG meets at 6:15 p.m., followed by the main meeting. Email email@example.com. Bay Bouquet Garden Club, meets the third Wednesday September to May, 9:30 a.m., at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call 7365593. Begin With Me AFG, meets Sundays, 7:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Palms, 2250 Nebraska Ave., Second Floor, Room 10, Palm Harbor. Call 548-6811. British Floridian Club, meets the first Saturday of the month at VFW Post 10174, 10997 72nd Ave., Seminole. All people of British heritage are invited. Call Vera at 394-2767 or Dorinda at 5785471 for details. Bay Area Button Society, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Safety Harbor library meeting room, 101 Second St. N. The society meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Pinellas Park Library meeting room, 7750 52nd St. Call 581-7068. Central Pinellas Republican Club, meets second Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Super Buffet, Seminole Mall (Park Boulevard and 113th Street). Luncheon meeting features speakers and timely political topics. Call Karen Donovan at 687-1318. CHADD: Children and Adults with AttentionDecit/Hyperactivity Disorder, meets first Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Building 20, in the medical auditorium. Visit www.chaddonline .org/chapters/chadd601.html. The Clearwater GFWC Community Womans Club, meets third Tuesdays, September to May, 10 a.m., at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola St. Call 394-2229. Announcements are submitted by the public; information is subject to change. To place an item in the ongoing calendar or networking leads, send it at least two weeks in advance to CalendarLeads, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772, or e-mail editorial@TBNweek ly.com. Please include date, time, place and phone number and dont forget to send a notification when the information changes, or the group stops meeting. AugustiAugusti is a 2-year-old female kitty that is very active and playful. She likes being brushed and having her chin tickled. Augusti is spayed, current on all her vaccines, microchipped, and ready for adoption. Call Friends of Strays at 5226566 or stop by the adoption center at 2911 47th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. Visit www. FriendsOfStrays.com. ChessieChessie is a 2-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever. She had a difficult start in life, but is now ready to be adopted into a loving home. Chessie suffered a serious facial injury but has had two corrective surgeries and is doing great! Her loyalty and graceful demeanor are her best characteristics. She will lie at your feet and though cuddling is not her style, you will never doubt her devotion to you. Chessie is living with a foster family, so to make an appointment to meet her, call the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor at 786-1330.Looking for a home
Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B August 2, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Disneys Beauty and the Beast, through Aug. 5, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 and 7 p.m. A romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disneys Beauty and the Beast has won the hearts of millions worldwide. This classic love story based on the Academy Award-winning animated film is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song. Chris Tucker, Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $45.75. Call 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com. Bay Area Productions will present Chris Tuckers Guess Whos Back Tour. Known as one of the funniest men in film, Tucker returns to his stand-up roots for a night of tear-filled laughter. The actor and comedian, best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series, is making his comedic comeback after a five-year hiatus. With his unique voice, fast paced humor, and animated facial expressions, Tucker continues to entertain the masses. The motor-mouth talker is known for doing clean, non-vulgar stand-up comedy routines, but says his comical inspirations are Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, who coincidentally, are known for their foulmouthed antics and routines. The funnyman is also a generous humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his own foundation, the Chris Tucker Foundation, which pledges to improve the quality of life and advocate for South African youth that are affected by HIV/AIDS. Ted Nugent, Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. With incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity, Nugent has carved a permanent place among the legends of rock. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarists prodigious talents, ear-shattering volume and overthe-top onstage antics quickly earned the rocker the moniker of Motor City Madman, along with international acclaim. Recognized as the worlds leading guitar showman, Nugents no-holdsbarred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the groundbreaking Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind, to classics such as Stranglehold and Cat Scratch Fever, Nugents rapid-fire sonic assaults continue to sell out venues around the globe. As part of the super-group Damn Yankees, Nugents signature style was evident on chartbusters such as High Enough and cult classic Fred Bear. The sounds he wrings from his almighty Gibson Byrdland leave audiences gasping for breath and begging for more. Ledisi with Eric Benet, Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $25.50 to $49.50. Call 892-5798. Seven-time Grammy-nominated Verve Forecast recording artist Ledisi is hitting the road on her 27city headline tour, Be Good To Yourself 2012. She also recently released a book, Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love and Power. Eric Benet will be opening the show for a perfect musical pairing. Benet consistently makes music that speaks to love and speaks from the soul. WaZoo Beer Fest, Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door the night of the event. Call 813935-8552, ext. 276, or visit LowryParkZoo.com. Event proceeds benefit animal care and education programs at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo, a private nonprofit organization. Presented by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida Inc., the event will offer beer aficionados an opportunity to sample a safari of brews including lagers, porters, stouts, browns, ambers, wheats, ales, ciders, pilsners, draughts and more from international and independent brewers, according to a press release. Hundreds of vendors and event volunteers will pour more than 250 types of beer from 70 breweries worldwide. Guests also may graze on sure-to-please snacks and pub-friendly finger foods from favorite local eateries like Datz Deli, IKEA Tampa Restaurant, Tijuana Flats, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Whole Foods Market and more. Entertainment will include performances by One Mile Final, Early Morning Project, The Paper Stanleys, Kim Harpo and The Hawks, and Colt Clark (BBC). 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Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though hes got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysGenre: Comedy and family Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick and Steve Zahn Director: David Bowers Rated: PG Greg Heffley, the kid who made wimpy cool, is back in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, an all-new family comedy in the hit movie franchise based on the publishing phenomenon by Jeff Kinney. Schools out and Greg is looking forward to enjoying the best summer of all time. But when his dad decides that some fatherson bonding is in order, Greg must do everything he can to keep him from ruining his vacation. So he hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club but even that fails to keep Greg away from the seasons dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Genre: Drama Cast: Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu Director: Fernando Meirelles Rated: R A sexy dramatic thriller about interconnected romantic life in the 21st century, starts in Vienna, weaving stories set in Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative. A businessman tempted to be unfaithful to his wife sets into motion a series of events which ripple around the globe with dramatic consequences, set against the backdrop of international banking crisis, the domino-effect of the Arab Spring, the threat of global flu pandemics and Euro-Zone instability. Celeste & Jesse ForeverGenre: Comedy and romance Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Will McCormack, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood Director: Lee Toland Krieger Not rated Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high See OPENING, page 2B
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Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.Soldiers of FortuneGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Bean and James Cromwell Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky Rated: R Captain Craig McCenzie (Christian Slater) has an unblemished record in Afghanistan until he chooses to save the life of his best friend in defiance of a direct order and is dishonorably discharged from the Army. Reduced to running a struggling security firm, he agrees to train and guide some of the worlds wealthiest men on a top-secret mission to deliver state-of-the-art weapons to an isolated rebel force. Charles Herbert Vanderbeer (Charlie Bewley), a hedge fund founder and American aristocrat; Roman St. John (Sean Bean), a ruthless British mining magnate; Sam Haussmann (James Cromwell), a cell phone pioneer and Texas outdoorsman; Grimaud Torneur (Ving Rhames), an African arms dealer also known as the Grim Reaper; and Tommy Sin (Dominic Monahan), the designer of ultraviolent video games, all have their own very personal reasons for paying stratospheric fees to participate in a real-life revolution. Their goal is to free Snake Island, a mineral-rich atoll in the Black Sea, from its brutal dictator, Colonel Lupo (Gennadi Vengerov) and his ex-CIA chief of security (Colm Meaney). McCenzie must transform a handful of arrogant, hypercompetitive egotists into a crew of professional soldiers who can survive in a hot zone, and guarantee their safety once in combat. But their foolproof mission is betrayed from the start, and when the teams bodyguards and supply boat are destroyed before reaching shore, the wealthy warriors are trapped in enemy territory. As each struggles for dominance, Lupos forces close in, taking them hostage and demanding half of their considerable fortunes in exchange for their release. While McCenzie tries to infiltrate the tyrants mountain fortress and rescue his hapless charges, their lives depend on their ability to finally figure out what it means to be a team.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to pu rchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.In his new film Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, director Takashi Miike downplays the importance of sporadic episodes of well-choreographed swordplay in favor of exploring facets of the human condition, touching on elements of perseverance and poverty, joy and tragedy. Through graphic scenes of torment, misery and futility, Miike skillfully illustrates the common thread of human suffering. ... The samurai seeks an honorable death by ritual suicide. In an attempt to dissuade Hanshiro, Lord Kageyu recounts the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request. Motome, it is revealed, had ulterior motives: His request was only a ruse to shame the lord into giving him alms and sending him on his way. Recognizing the bluff, the house of the feudal lord decides to make an example of Motome. Dishonored, Motome meets a ghastly end. Lord Kageyus tale does not have the intended effect upon Hanshiro, who proceeds to tell his own tale. The viewer then learns of his connection to Motome and what drove the young ronin to commit such a desperate and disgraceful act. Set during the Edo period and the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is a remake of Masaki Kobayashis 1962 film Harakiri. The incidents depicted take place between 1619 and 1630 but the underlying themes are relevant today. External events shaped the lives of Hanshiro and his daughter Miho as well as the life of Motome. Formerly prosperous, the house of Hanshiros lord had been toppled by the shogunate because it was considered a threat. Faced with an era of peace, Hanshiro could not profit from his skills as a samurai and was forced to rely on other means to eke out a living. Living in poverty, Hanshiro abided modestly even happily until calamity befell his family. Ebizo Ichikawa plays Hanshiro. Ichikawas brooding resentment is brilliantly offset by interspersed scenes of bliss and contentment as flashbacks show glimpses of what might have been. As Hanshiro seeks to settle the score, Ichikawa simmers subtly, his seething anger gradually coming to the surface. As Motome, Eita delivers one of the most visually unsettling sequences in recent memory. Motomes demise is brutal and Eita effectively brings the characters physical and emotional agony to the viewer. Kikari Mitsushima stars as Miho. Mitsushima becomes the embodiment of anguish. As Lord Kageyu, Koji Yakusho is similarly efficient. Kageyu represents the hypocrisy of the feudal system preferring the pretext of honor to genuine honor. Interestingly, Yakusho introduces a deeper layer into the character by hinting at suppressed sympathies. Ultimately, though, Lord Kageyu is guided by his own uncompromising retinue. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto provides a gorgeous original score that accentuates the intricacies of Miikes storytelling. Those expecting frequent fights, blood-drenched swords and epic carnage may be disappointed: Brimming with stunning cinematography and conveyed with patient plotting, Miikes evocative new film is more cerebral than bloody. Miike lays bare the vanity of aMovie reviewBeautiful but bleak, Hara-Kiri is not the standard Samurai story pitiless ruling class, incapable of compassion and devoid of ethical individuals willing to take a stand for evenhandedness. As such, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is a condemnation of authoritarianism as well as a call to question traditional definitions of honor. Such motifs are clearly applicable in the modern world. Viewers are left to draw parallels to the deteriorating middle class, to autocratic corporations and to the erosion of integrity. For Miike, Hanshiro personifies authentic honor. While watching the films climactic fight sequence, the viewer is compelled to ask whether or not the director believes challenging dictatorial regimes is practical. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai was released theatrically July 27, premiering in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston. Following this limited release, the film will appear in theaters across the United States over the coming months. It also is currently screening on Video On Demand, available on Bright House, Verizon and other cable providers.Photo courtesy of TRIBECA FILMKikari Mitsushima stars as Miho in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, distributed by Tribeca Film. Reel TimeLee Clark Zumpe 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 0 1. Factory 0 6. Kuwaiti, e.g. 10. In need of resupply, maybe 14. Cliffside dwelling 15. "Buona ___" (Italian greeting) 16. Holly 17. Parenting challenges 18. Acclaim 19. Central points 20. 190 proof (2 wds) 23. Bristles 25. Esoteric 26. Comprehensive reference book 30. Campaigner, for short 31. Alpine call 32. Bedim 36. Persia, now 38. Three-___ fork 40. Achy 41. Large constellation near Pisces and Aquarius 43. Open, as a bottle 45. Mr., abroad (India) 46. Configuration specialist 49. Gym wear 52. Itsy-bitsy 53. Wrinkle remover (2 wds) 57. ___-European 58. Four-star review 59. Produce 63. At no time, poetically 64. Ashtabula's lake 65. Banana oil, e.g. 66. Christian Science founder 67. Canine cry 68. Break down Down 0 1. Congratulations, of a sort 0 2. "Malcolm X" director 0 3. "___ we having fun yet?" 0 4. XC 0 5. Leaving a will at death 0 6. Far from ruddy 0 7. "Get ___!" 0 8. "Mi chiamano Mimi," e.g. 0 9. Narrative poem 10. Type of eyeglasses 11. ___ Bowl in HI 12. Scout's mission 13. Deposed leader, perhaps 21. Serf 22. Baby holder 23. Dorm annoyance 24. Enthusiastic approval 26. "Beowulf," e.g. 27. Disgrace 28. Pasta choice 29. Bumper sticker word 33. Red fluorescent dye 34. Deck out 35. Curb, with "in" 37. Of no real value 39. Pub game 42. Adjusts, as a clock 44. Stiff 47. Fish hawk 48. Red shade 49. Gumption 50. Abated 51. Broke off 54. Pink, as a steak 55. "... there is no ___ angel but Love": Shakespeare 56. Escape, in a way 60. "Yadda, yadda, yadda," abbrev. 61. Grassland 62. AridHoroscopesAugust 2, 2012CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Memories come flooding back at the sight of an old face. Invite them over for a visit. Youll share some laughs and learn some interesting tidbits, Capricorn.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 A break in the action gets the home fires burning. Time for a date night, Aquarius. Small favors are returned in a big way. Enjoy! An order is placed.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 A decision is made, and it takes you back for a second. Yes, Pisces, the rules have finally relaxed, giving you more leeway. Take advantage of it.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Pleas for help do not fall upon deaf ears, and you gather a small army to get the ball rolling on a project. Assignments are completed with ease with an innovation, Aries.TaurusApril 20 May 20 A special occasion draws near. Get a jump on it, Taurus. Gifts make for a fun weekend for one and all. Travel is on the agenda, and money will not be an issue.GeminiMay 21 June 21 You like to live lean, but that could turn out to be a source of conflict if you arent careful, Gemini. Treat a loved one and their stuff with respect.CancerJune 22 July 22 Overboard is a good word to describe your actions these days, Cancer. You work hard and you play hard, and it begins to take a toll on your body.LeoJuly 23 August 22 The time is right, Leo. Go ahead and pitch your idea. Not only will it be heard, but it will be heard by all the right people. A letter piques your curiosityVirgoAugust 23 September 22 Connections are fostered at a special event and relationships grow deeper. Debate at work brings about resolution, and you have an acquaintance to thank, Virgo.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Change is in the air, Libra. Go with it, and you will benefit in more ways than one. A business associate makes you an offer you cant refuse.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Challenges confront you from every side, but this is your week to shine, Scorpio. You know just what to say and do to solve one problem after another.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Stand back, Sagittarius. A whirlwind comes to town and puts everyone to task. Dont questionjust doand you will reap the rewards.
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Participating studio artists will include Donna Frost, Lorraine Ulen, Lee Canalizo, Kathy Fessenbecker and Toni Young. Guest artist Judy Martindale will offer a free art demo on techniques with acrylic and gouache. Visit www.arttrysts.com. Lindsey Buckingham, Monday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $59. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The legendary guitarist, singer/songwriter, Grammy winner, producer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member is touring in support of his sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow. The album is Buckinghams first self-release. The iconic Fleetwood Mac guitarist took a do-it-yourself approach to creating the album, not only writing and performing every song on the record but producing and mixing them as well. Ted Nugent, Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. With incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity, Nugent has carved a permanent place among the legends of rock. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarists prodigious talents, ear-shattering volume and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned the rocker the moniker of Motor City Madman, along with international acclaim. Recognized as the worlds leading guitar showman, Nugents no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the groundbreaking Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind, to classics such as Stranglehold and Cat Scratch Fever, Nugents rapid-fire sonic assaults continue to sell out venues around the globe. As part of the super-group Damn Yankees, Nugents signature style was evident on chartbusters such as High Enough and cult classic Fred Bear. The sounds he wrings from his almighty Gibson Byrdland leave audiences gasping for breath and begging for more. 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Iconic singer Meat Loaf is hitting the road for his Mad, Mad World Tour in support of his new released, Hell in a Handbasket. The concert will be his first performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall since his 2008 appearance. People who come to Meat Loaf shows know what to expect, said Meat Loaf in a press release. They know theyre going to get full-on energy with the best rock n roll band in the world. Thats not an opinion. Thats the truth. Joining Meat Loaf onstage will be his longtime band The Neverland Express, featuring Paul Crook, guitar; John Miceli, drums and percussion; Patti Russo, lead and backing vocals; Randy Flowers, guitars and vocals; David Luther, saxophone and vocals; Justin Avery, piano, organ, keyboard and vocals; Danny Miranda, electric and upright bass; and Ginny Luke, violin and vocals. The Notebook, Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Presented by the American Alzheimers Association, this 2004 romantic drama is directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film is based on the romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks and stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during the early 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man played by James Garner, telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident, played by Gena Rowlands. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Saturday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Part of the Capitol Classics Family Movie Series sponsored by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, the film stars Gene Wilder. Having proven itself as a favorite film of children, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has transcended the family genre becoming a worldwide cult film phenomenon. 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Bill Maher, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Host of the Emmy nominated HBOs Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedian and political commentator will bring his notoriously candid stand-up comedy to Ruth Eckerd Hall. With more than 18 years in television, Maher has earned more than 20 Emmy nominations for his hit TV shows and specials. Mahers first creation, the late night talk show Politically Incorrect, ran from 1993 to 2002 and featured a round-table discussion of current events with four guests coming from pop culture, politics and news. Politically Incorrect and Real Time with Bill Maher have featured many well known guests including Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, John Edwards, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Larry King, and Ann Coulter. Along with his two hit shows, Maher also has written four bestsellers. Aurora Borealis, Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Presented by the American Alzheimers Association, Aurora Borealis stars Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland and Juliette Lewis. The film follows a troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father. This moving coming of age story is set against the frigid backdrop of a Minnesota winter where love begins to grow. Shaun Hopper, Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $20. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The acoustic guitar wizard is known for his fingerstyle guitar playing. Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board Hopper merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one of a kind mix of percussive elements captivating everyone within earshot. His original compositions and arrangements of well loved pop tunes are infused with cutting edge techniques resulting in a signature style which crosses over a full range of musical genres. Years of honing his craft led Hopper to the Winfield National Fingerpicking Championship where he won Best Instrumental Song in 2007 for his seminal piece Autumn of Any Year. Later that same year, he won second place in the singer-songwriter competition at Atlantas famed Eddies Attic Shootout Competition without singing a single note being the first and only instrumentalist ever to achieve such recognition. Ian Anderson, Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $59.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Anderson, of Jethro Tull fame, will be performing both Thick as a Brick in its entirety for the first time since 1972. The concert also will include Andersons new album, Thick as a Brick 2. This tour will feature a more theatrical production with video and additional musicians, including Andersons band. The band includes bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John OHara, drummer Scott Hammond and guitarist Florian Opahle. All of the members have performed with Anderson on his solo dates over the years as well as having performed at various times as members of Jethro Tull. Thick as a Brick 2 was produced by Anderson and mixed by Porcupine Trees Steven Wilson. The album answers the question 40 years later, whatever happened to Gerald Bostock, the person credited with writing the lyrics for Thick as a Brick, which hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Albums chart. Fiona Apple, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $51.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Clean Slate/Epic Records recording artist is touring in support her first album in seven years, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996s Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the albums singles, Criminal. When the Pawn followed in 1999. After fans organized a massive Free Fiona letter-writing campaign, insisting that her label release the long-delayed follow-up album, Extraordinary Machine was released in the fall of 2005 and was named the top album of the year by The New York Times. The Goonies, Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Presented by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and Magic 94.9, the s classic The Goonies combines talents of two of todays most prominent filmmakers Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner, who created this See LOOKING AHEAD, page 8B Looking ahead Looking ahead
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Highlights Include Corian counters, tile floors, hurricane windows and plantation shutters on all windows. Popular split plan, extra large indoor utility room with plenty of storage and extra counter space. Newly built large walk-in closet in master bedroom. Great neighborhood offers a heated pool, picnic/BBQ area, tennis courts, shuffleboard, volleyball, playground and boat ramp/launch w/fishing pier. $348,000. By appt. only: (727)612-0745. First Time Homebuyer Program*Low Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance at 0% InterestHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 years12810 5. 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Olympic Pool, Canal w/Boat Dock. $80,000. (330)887-5626. 15. Beach PropertyPENTHOUSE CONDO 3 Bedrooms, 2,000 sq. ft. Outstanding Views $365,000 ANGLERS COVE 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath Gulf Front Condo $425,000 Beach Place One Real Estate (727)593-3000, (800)487-8959. 20. Condo SalesBARDMOOR 2BR/2BA, 1,100SF, Many Upgrades. Covered Private Parking. Pool, Golf, Tennis. Near Shopping. Balcony. Affordable Maintenance. $78,000. Rob, (727)251-5840. LAKEVIEW OF LARGO SO. 2BR/2BA Condos for Sale One first floor, One third floor, Include W/D, Covered Parking. Low Maintenance, Over "55". $82,900-$84,900. No Pets. Maureen Stilwell, Rutenberg Realty, (727)458-2246 SEMINOLE GARDENSBUY WHILE PRICES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 608 sq. ft. 2nd floor, 55+, Furnished WOW! Only $18,900 1BR/1BA, 874 sq. ft. 3rd floor, Elevator, 55+, Furnished, Updated Bath, New Listing. $25,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. 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Island In The Sun Adult Mobile Home Park, Clearwater Call Denis@ (727)456-7156 CLEARWATER 55+ 12X48, w/1 large bedroom, fishing pond out back, screened porch, carport, lot fee $302.50/mo. $6,000. (727)678-5851. CLEARWATER, 1BR, 55+ Great park! Sun room, screened patio, drywall throughout, remodeled bathroom, W/D hook-up, pet friendly. Application required. $5,200 O.B.O. (239)298-1870. 35. Mobile Home Sales Affordable 55+ LivingGLENWOOD ESTATES: 5 Star, Land Owned. All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP., Furnished $170/Mo. Maint. 12501 Ulmerton Rd. Brochures Available.#54 2/2, Carport, $65,888. #91 2/2/2, $59,888. #100 3/2/2, $65,888. #116 2/2/2, $55,888 #130 2/2/2, $79,888. #237 2/2/2, Waterview, $97,888. On Premises Saturdays 9-4 For Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 080212 We Buy Sell & FINANCE Used Mobile Homes. Affordable Prices, Flexible Terms, No Banks. Mike (727) 452-3033 70. Duplex-Triplex SalesPALM HARBOR, HIGHLAND Lakes 2BR/2BA1/CG, Significant Improvements, Pet Friendly, 55+, $124,500. Lets talk! (727)733-3319. 125. Out of State Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 135. Rentals LARGO DUPLEX Side-by-Side 3BR/1.5BA/1CG, Newly Renovated, Tile Floors, C/H/A, W/D Hook-ups, Approved Pet OK. JUST REDUCED RENT!!! Bob, (727)686-8973. 140. Furnished HousesBELLEAIR BEACH 2BR/2BA/1CG Paver Curved Driveway, Newly Remodeled, New Appliances. $1,895/Month Annual. (952)807-1710. 145. Unfurnished HousesBILTMORE ESTATES, CLOSE To Beach, Shopping, Immaculate, Fenced Yard, No Pets. Annual Lease. Tricia (727)595-0423. 13203 Dorchester Seminole. Near Schools. 3BR/2BA/2CG, Family Room, New A/C, Ceramic Floors, Fenced Yard. $1,400/Month +Security. (727)515-5481. HARBOR HEIGHTS &OAKDALE Manor, Largo, 2BR/2BA/2CG, Beautifully Remodeled, Gorgeous Kitchen, Open Floor Plan, Private Fenced Yard, $1,500/Month. (727)596-5127. SEMINOLE 2BR/1BA +FLORIDA & Laundry Room, Large Backyard, Walk To Mall, Pets Okay, Quiet Neighborhood, Tiled Floors. $1,095/Mo. Annual (727)488-1111. TYRONE MALL AREA2BR/2BA. Master bedroom 22X12. Tile floors, C/H/A, dishwasher, W/D, fenced yard. Small pet OK. $1,000/mo. first/last/ security. Annual lease. Available August 15th. (727)776-0389. 155. Furnished CondosBELLEAIR FOREST 1BR/1.5BA, Golf Course View. $800/Mo. annual. $950/Mo. Seasonal w/ 5 Month. Minimum. (Negotiable). (773) 475-1599. GULFPORT, 55+. 2BR/1BA, Bayou View. Pool, Shuffleboard. Cats Okay. $850/Mo. (3 Month Minimum). firstname.lastname@example.org (727)533-6553. 160. Unfurnished Condos2BR/2BA IN SHIPWATCH Beautiful gated community, two pools, sauna/gym, free tennis. New kitchen, ceramic & wood floors. $1,200/mo. Annual lease. (727)455-9291. CORDOVA GREENS, 2BR/2BA In Bardmoor, 2nd Floor end unit, W/D, carport, elevator, pool, $950/mo. Glen Webb, (727)515-4443 Century 21/Top Sales FIVE TOWNS, LAKE FRONT 2BR/2BA, 1,300SF, Gas Range, W/D, Carport, Cable, Pools, Clubhouse. $900/Mo. (727)480-0793. 160. Unfurnished CondosLARGO, 2BR/2BA End unit. Pool Access. Covered parking. W/D. No pets. $800/mo. + dep. includes Water, Trash, Cable. (727)398-7403. LARGO, HARBORCREST 400 55 +, Remodeled/ Painted, 2BR/1BA, Beautiful Clubhouse, Heated Pool, No Pets. Long term. $750/Month Includes water, trash. (727)244-2229. LARGO, 2BR/1BA, 1STFLOOR Covered Parking, W/D, Petless, Pool. Non-smoker. $750/ Month +Security. Includes W/S/G & Cable. (727)593-9703. MADEIRA BEACH, 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, W/D connection, community pool, no smoking, no pets. W/S/G included. $1300/mo. + security deposit. Floridas Best Accommodations. (727)517-9404.NEW ATLANTIS 1BR, Water view, $675/month. 1BR Efficiency, W/S/T included, $400/month. CLS Realty, (727)595-3333. SEMINOLE GARDENS 2BR/2BA, 1,056SF, 55+, New Flooring. Nice! $725/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE GARDENS 55+ (Two -2 Bedroom Units) Newly Remodeled, No pets, Non-smokers Only. Bill (727)397-5512, (727)641-6681. TOWNHOMES OF LAKE Seminole. 2BR/1.5BA, Newly Renovated, W/D, Cable, Pool, Carport. No Smoking. Small Pet OK. References. $900/Mo. (727)252-9818. 170. Furn. ApartmentsCLEARWATER: STUDIOS Starting at $179/Week. No security, No credit check. Free WiFi access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134.precisionpropertymanagement.netFACING EVICTION? Move in today! Studio apartments starting @$179/week. Open 24/7. No credit check. No security deposit. Free local phone calls, WiFi. Pets okay. (727)446-6560. precisionpropertymanagement.net LIKE HAVING YOUROWN house! Very nice 1BR/1BA furnished apt. in house off Duhme Road, separate entrance. $800/mo. includes all utilities; 1-year lease, 1 pet allowed. Non-smoking adults only. $40 application fee (credit & background check). (727) 424-8995.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. 175. Unfurn. ApartmentsSEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Standard. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A., Broker. (727)595-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.comBELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. New Carpet. Overlooking Pool & Courtyard, 1 block from shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. (727)483-4853. CLEARWATER: Studio, $425/Mo. LARGO: 1BR Apartment 145/Wkly, House $625/Mo. DUNEDIN: Room $75/Wkly, Studio $170/Wkly. Call or Click www.586-2412.com DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER, 1BR. Close To Bus Terminal. $490/Month. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. LARGO AUTUMN CHASE 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes Starting From $550 One Month Free with a 13-Month Lease. Minutes From Beach (727)586-1473LARGO DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, $675/Mo.+Utilities; Great Neighborhood. Petless, Yearly Lease, Credit Check. (727)584-6952. LARGO, 55+. FANTASTIC 1BR/1.5BA/1CG, Pool,Clubhouse, New Appliances. Quiet Neighborhood. Cable, W/S/T Included. Petless. $650/Mo. (727)688-3599. LARGO: VERY CLOSETO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. Move-in Special! 1BR/1BA, $600/month, 2BR/1BA, $650/month, 2BR/2BA, $700/month. (727)280-6001. PINELLAS VILLAGE NOW ACCEPTING FAMILIES 1ST MONTH FREE!! 2/BED $625, 3/BED $747 CALL TODAY!!! (727)399-2500 MOVE IN SPECIAL 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs starting at $315/wk. +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-8013. www.UncleMiltsCottages.com. 185. Beach RentalsBELLEAIR BEACH Gulf Condo. 2BR/2BA, furnished, non-smoking, no pets. Annual/ long term, $1,300/mo. (727)593-0990. FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744 GULF-FRONT 1BR/1BA North Redington Beach. Furnished. Patio with direct Gulf view. $875/Monthly. Available 8/1/12 to 12/30/12. No Smoking, No Pets. (813)294-7140. sites.google.com/site/gulfshorespartners/home GULL HARBOR090811 We have MORE: Amenities, Fun Activities & include more Services. Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos Starting at $900Call us today and start your move home to Gull Harbor! 55+ www.gullharborcondos.com 17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB727-392-0753THE BEST VALUEON THE BEACHES! IRB: BEACH ACCESS, NEWLY Decorated 1BR Efficiency, $585/month. W/S/G Included. Annual Lease. 2400 1st St. (727)586-6086. MADEIRA BEACH: EFFICIENCY w/Kitchen, Furnished, Phone, Cable, Laundry, Pool. Across From Beach. No Pets. From $280/week, FL Residents. 14711 Gulf Blvd. (727)394-0751.MADEIRA BEACH, WATER VIEWLarge apt, 1BR/1BA, 1,060SF. Intracoastal, No pets, no smoking. $945/mo. First + Security. Annual. (727) 398-1965. SAND KEY: 2BR/2BA/2CG, Beautiful sunsets w/ panoramic view. Corner unit on the beach. Terrace, Pool. Security, $1,690/month, annual. (727)599-1239. ST. PETE BEACH 1BR/1BA, Condo ,Unfurnished. Gated, Pool, Fenced Patio, Dock. No Smoking. $750 /Mo. Annual +Security. (727)399-0765. TREASURE ISLAND, 4BR/3BA Spacious, completely furnished townhome. Across from beach. Sleeps 10. Inside laundry. Pets OK. $2,000/mo. annual. (727) 409-7956. 190. Waterfront Rentals2/3BR BEACH-FRONT CONDOS Redington Shrs. Fantastic Views! Renovated 1,350-2,000SF. Furn. /Unfurn. Pool. Pets OK. 1-YEAR or more lease. $1,475-$2400/month. (727)424-2945. BEACHFRONT, Ground Floor, 2BR/2BA Furnished Condo. Pool & Porch. 30 Day Minimum. No Pets. (727)423-6958. ISLAND ESTATE CLIPPERCove 12th Floor. Great water views. $1,400/Month Annual. Vangie, (727)501-3268, Pappas Realty & Mgmt. SEMINOLE, 3BR/3BA, DOCK, Boat Lift. Unfurn. /Furn. W/D, W/S/T Included. One Pet Allowed. $1,650/Mo. (727)688-3599. 190. Waterfront RentalsTREASURE ISLAND 2BR/2BA, Condo, Furnished/ Unfurnished, Adults, No Pets, Pool, Dock. Fantastic Water Views, One Block to Beach. $1,200/Month 1/Year Lease. (763)458-7401. 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. 210. M.H. RentalsALL AGES, PLUS PETS! 2BR starting $135/week, 28-week lease, includes W/S/G. Move-in special: $349.00 w/FREE first week on approval. Gulf Breeze, (727)559-8644. 1 & 2BR HOMES FOR RENT in a quiet community. Unfurnished. Any age. Starting at $650/month. Background check required. First month & security deposit. Call Indian Rocks Estates, (727)593-7796 225. Duplex-Triplex RentalBAY PINES, 1BR/1BA, newly renovated. 650SF, includes appliances, utilities. Pool /Laundry, Petless/ Smokeless. $600/mo + $500 deposit. (260) 804-0945. IRB, 1BR/1BA, UNFURNISHED, W/S/T included, Small Pet OK. $750/Month Annual. Best Beach Rentals, (727)398-1200. REDINGTON SHORES 2BR/2BA. Waterfront. Deep Water Dock. Quiet area. Newly redone. $1,200/Month +Security, Incl. W/S/G. Small dog allowed. (727)399-2981. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $135/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, Heartbreak House, Quiet, Furnished, Share house, Pool, Cable W/D, No smoking/ Illegal drugs. $120/Week and up. Utilities Included. B.G.C. (727)331-3935. 265. Commercial RentalsFIRST MONTH FREE! 4 Offices Available. Campus Like Setting. Convenient Location, Easy Access. 1227 Rogers St. Clearwater. 904-1,422 SF, From $904/Mo. (727)688-3599. www.LincolnSquareOffice.com FORMER TRANSMISSION WORKSHOP FOR RENT IN SEMINOLE 1,560 SF, 2 BAYS/AUTO LIFTS/AIR LINES 3PH ELECT/2 TOILETS RENT: $1,350 MONTH ANNUAL Contact: (727) 393-8800 (727) 742-4200080212 OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE From $470 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. OFFICE SPACE Prime Location Off West Bay Dr. 2,400SF. $10/Per SF. High Traffic Area! Call Nick, (727)581-3849 345. Lost & FoundLOST CAT, BLACK & WHITE, w/white tip at end of black tail. Small, adult female, spayed. Missing from Belleair, (Meredith Lane & Mehlenbacher.) (727)559-7184 or email: email@example.com. 355. Adoption ARE YOU PREGNANT? AChildless Married Couple. (In our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789. 368. Music / Voice LessonsWANT Music or Voice Lessons? This is the place to learn from the some of the BEST MUSICIANS in the business! Call (727)210-3323 TODAY! 435. Adult Care & ServiceCOMPANION AIDE, PART-TIME. Seminole/ Largo area. I do everything! Cooking, errands, shopping, bathing, housekeeping. Reasonable rates, daytime hours. (727)391-3623. HEALTH & HOME CARE Professional Available. I Help People, Pets, Plants & More. Tell Me How I Can Help You. Night & Weekends Available. Great References. Call Holistic Helen, (727)235-3257. IM A CAREGIVER. IN YOUR Home, Experienced, Reliable, Nonsmoker. Light Housekeeping & Cooking. References. Linda, (727)288-4510. 485. Help Wanted APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs./ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE who would like to sell Avon. Avon is a well known brand and speaks for itself. A great way to make extra money with flexible hours. $10 start-up fee. Call (727)771-5789 to get started today! 061412 WAITSTAFF: PINECREST Place,an upscale retirement community located in Largo, currently has multiple positions open in our Assisted Living Dining Room. We are seeking part-time servers that would be available 5 days a week from 6:30am-2:45pm; must be available to work holidays and possibly some weekends. If you are dependable and want to make a difference in the lives of our residents, Please apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. City of Pinellas Park STREETS MAINTENANCE OPERATOR Open Until Friday, 08/10/12. Performs Semi-Skilled Maintenance & Repair Support For The City's Streets And Right-Of-Ways. Requires FL Class B CDL w/Tanker Endorsement And High School Diploma Or Equivalent. Please See The City's Website For Complete Job Posting With Required Qualifications Or Stop In At City Hall To Review & Apply: 5141 78th Ave. www.Pinellas-Park.com. 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When a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a funfilled, roller-coaster ride filled with heart-pounding adventure and peril. Joe Cocker with Dave Mason, Thursday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. For more than 40 years, Cocker has been a major player in the music business, releasing more than 20 studio and four live albums. His unmistakable bluesy soul voice is a musical trademark in its own right. Hes sold millions of records and had massive hit singles such as Im So Glad Im Standing Here, Up Where We Belong (a duet with Jennifer Warnes that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned him a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo and an Academy Award for Best Original Song), Unchain My Heart and You Are So Beautiful. Joining Cocker is special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, co-founder and original member of the band Traffic. Mason will be bringing his guitar and performing hits from Traffic along with those from his impressive solo career. Rock of Ages, Saturday, Oct. 6, 5 and 9 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer and in L.A.s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s Rock of Ages, is a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This fivetime Tony nominated musical is all about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. After more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, Robinson brings his latest project The Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the Capitol Theatre. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them. This New Cosmic California sound finds its fruition on the CRBs studio debut Big Moon Ritual which was released in June. For a full year, the CRB road tested their ideas, and in the process turned into an empathetic, limber congregation of talents, something different than any of their previous work with the likes of Phil Lesh and Friends, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals and JJ Grey and Mofro. By the time of their sold-out four-night run at San Franciscos Great American Music Hall last December, the Brotherhood were fully switchedon. This is the band that entered Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in January 2012, setting up shop in Studio B and came out the other side of a six-day session with 27 different songs with 97 takes, most of it captured straight offthe-floor with only minor enhancements after the fact. The fruits of this hard-charging January session are heard on kindred albums Big Moon Ritual and soon-to-be-released The Magic Door, with each song cycle spotlighting seven tunes, including a cover of Hank Ballards Lets Go Lets Go Lets Go. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is also a torchbearer for rocks 1950s roots, tapping the catalogs of greats like the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley for their everchanging cover tune selections. Celtic Thunder, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The musical phenomenon that is Celtic Thunder is touring in support of their recently released CD and DVD Voyage, on Decca. Voyage continues to pay homage to the musical culture of Ireland, while exploring the musical journey each soloist has undertaken since the beginning of Celtic Thunder four years ago. Former members Damian McGinty and Paul Byrom have moved on McGintys star continues to rise after securing a reoccurring role on Foxs hit show Glee while Byrom has been busy launching a solo career. Keith Harkin also is working on a solo project while maintaining his integral role in Celtic Thunder. The rest of the ensemble remains the same including Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, George Donaldson and Emmet Cahill. The groups performances highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. From the powerful rendition of Dulaman to the love song Maid of Culmore, the collection also features a rousing performance of Galway Girl and beloved Irish party song My Irish Molly-O. Benise, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com. Benises fiery Spanish guitar and International Dance Troupe returns to the area with En Fuego. En Fuego showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bach, and The Eagles to name a few and marries them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance. Benises love of both Spanish guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems. Since appearing on Dancing with the Stars, Benise has embarked on a world tour. Fans of dance will witness some of the most renowned Flamenco dancers, Broadway dancers, and featured soloists from Madonna, Celine Dion, and Lady GaGa tours. Benises international cast of dancers will flawlessly execute Spanish flamenco, Cuban salsa, Argentinean tango, Brazilian samba, Indian Bollywood, waltz and more. The Tampa Bay Symphony: From the New World; Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., at the Arts Auditorium, St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew Photo courtesy of THE BEACH ART CENTERSt., Clearwater. The symphony will perform Antonin Dvoraks Symphony No. 9 From the New World, Aaron Coplands Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Edward MacDowells Woodland Sketches, including To a Wild Rose, and Morton Goulds Red Cavalry March. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit www.TampaBay Symphony.org. Richard Marx, Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Marx is on tour in support of his recent release, A Night Out With Friends, a live concert CD/DVD release featuring special guests Hugh Jackman, J.C. Chasez, Matt Scannell and Sara Niemietz. For more than 20 years, Marx has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. His debut single Dont Mean Nothing and self-titled debut album kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987 and went on to sell 3 million copies. His 1989 follow-up CD, Repeat Offender, became even more successful, selling more than 7 million copies worldwide. From 1987 to 1990, he became the first male solo artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the top 5 on Billboards singles chart, including the No. 1 hit songs Hold On to the Nights, Satisfied and the classic, Right Here Waiting. The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue, Saturday, Jan. 12, 4 and 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793. The 5th Dimension is known for its soulful sophistication and smooth harmonies with a touch of class. The group has received 14 gold records, six platinum records and six Grammy Awards with multi-million selling hits including Up, Up, and Away, One Less Bell to Answer, Wedding Bell Blues, Stone Soul Picnic and Aquarius. Marty Stuart, Friday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793. Known for his musical merging of honky tonk, rockabilly, country-rock, traditional country and bluegrass, Grammy-winning music icon Marty Stuart is now accompanied by his band, The Fabulous Superlatives. He has performed with countless music legends such as Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, and is destined to join their ranks as one of country musics most influential stars. Audiences will have an opportunity to see Stuarts flamboyant showmanship shine with his band in this onenight-only performance in Largo. The Machine, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793. The Machine will perform music from Pink Floyds extensive catalog. Tampa Bay area fans who have longed for a live Pink Floyd experience may wish to check out The Machine, Americas top Pink Floyd show. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyds extensive 16-album repertoire, fans can expect to see The Machines dramatic lighting and video, and experience their passionate delivery that sets them apart from the rest. Dunedin Wearable ART Fashion Show, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. The pre-party will start at 7 p.m. The runway show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wearable ART was indeed one of the first in the area eight years ago to showcase a growing contingent of artists working in fashion related ways. It continues that tradition in its eighth year featuring an exciting new collaboration with local artistic legend Rocky Bridges and his wife Kathleen Bridges, as well as work by Johnny Hunt, Mark Byrne, Scott Durfee and George Medeiros, the Garden Fairies, Michael Della Penna and perennial crowd pleaser Rogerio Martins with new work. Tickets are $20 general admission, with reserved seating going for $35 or $75. Call 298DFAC or visit www.dfac.org.Indian Rocks Beach Exhibit opening, Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Members of the Photographic Art Society of Florida will exhibit artworks at the Beach Art Center from Aug. 8 through October 13. The Aug. 9 opening reception will include awards. The public is welcome. The Photographic Art Society of Florida is a nonprofit organization for photographers who wish to expand their knowledge of photography as an art form. Artists exhibiting in the show include Alex Spassoff, Candace Webb, Charmaine Martinez, Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Christopher Sheppard, David Mathre, Debbie Stubbs, Dick Caldwell, Donna Linder, Elizabeth Kraker, Fred Borgianini, Glen Desthers, Glenn Nielsen, Gloria Matyszyk, Jane Egbert, Jim Pennington, Jim Swallow, JoAnn Lousberg, Joe Martin, John Sagert, Karen Mason, Kari Sheppard, Lee Brand, Manny Bonewitz, Nils Sheppard, Peter Lousberg, Prudy Olsen, Sandy Thomas, Sonia Smith, Terri Gross and Tom Carnahan. For information about the Photographic Art Society of Florida, visit www.photographicartsociety .org. For information about the Beach Art Center, call 596-4331 or visit at www.beachartcenter .org.Largo Moxy Concert Believe in Miracles, Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This concert and variety show will feature the areas most talented performers, vocalists and musicians including singer/songwriter and musician Jayne Kelli, award winning performer Rebecca Zapen, American Idol Experience Dream Ticket winner Vanessa Quillao, actress and singer Becca McCoy and singer/ songwriter and musician A.J. Swearingen. There also will be a special performance by Moving Arts of Tampa Bay, and the talented vocalists Jennifer Real, Rossana Spallino, Chantelle Ashby and Reggie Dockens. Blackberry Smoke, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. Over the last 24 months they have shared the stage with Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, Travis Tritt and countless others. Their video Good One Comin On was No. 1 on CMT for two weeks and No. 3 for seven weeks straight. Keiko Matsui, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $45.50 in advance and $50.50 the day of the show. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. After selling out her show at the center last year, the contemporary jazz icon returns. Matsui creates music both powerful and introspective, blending Western and Eastern musical influences. Her exquisite style of Japanese jazz spans three decades of international acclaim. Elegant piano melodies, a free spirit and creative genius mark her return to the Largo stage. Madeira Beach Casino Royale, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2006 film is the 21st installment in the James Bond film series. It stars Daniel Craig as Bond as well as Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench and Jeffery Wright. Million Dollar Baby, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2004 sports drama directed by Clint Eastwood stars Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman and Eastwood. Catch Me If You Can, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2002 comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken and Amy Adams. My Sisters Keeper, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m., at Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Part of the Summer Film Series, this 2009 drama stars Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva and Alec Baldwin.White Egret, by Dick Caldwell, is one of the works featured in an exhibit of Photographic Art Society of Florida members at the Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach.