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Photos by JIM LAYFIELDDan Doubleday of Treasure Island, right, works on a sand sculpture of the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 24 behind the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Left: a sculpture of the White House is also on display. More than 30 tons of sand was used to make both sculptures, which were constructed to honor America in conjunction with the Republican National Convention in Tampa.Patriotic tribute Board names top pick for school chief By TOM GERMONDLARGO Pinellas County School Board members have chosen Dr. Michael Grego as their top pick for the districts next superintendent. While it wont be official until the board takes a formal vote, School Board members unanimously supported Gregos selection, school officials said in a news release. At a workshop Aug. 28 they discussed a process for his likely hiring. Gregos track record, passion and knowledge of the district set him apart, according to School Board members, who unanimously made the decision in less than an hour. Grego, associate professor at the University of Central Florida, previously served as superintendent for the Osceola County School District and as Floridas Interim Chancellor of K-12 Education. Board members plan to hold a public meet and greet with Grego on Sept. 10, and, if that goes well, they plan to initiate the process of negotiating a contract on Sept. 11. The board could vote on a contract at the Sept. 25 School Board meeting The School Board took a quick break during the Aug. 28 workshop so that Board Chairperson Robin Wikle could inform Grego of the board's decision. She returned to say Grego was very thankful and full of joy regarding the news. Grego lives in St. Cloud. He was assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction November 2002 to June 2008 in the Hillsborough County school district. Among his awards, he was superintendent of the year for Florida 2009-2010 Statewide Award from Fine Arts Educators promoting art. Asked recently by Tampa Bay Newspapers why he was attracted to the Pinellas County job, Grego said I have lived most of my life in the Tampa Bay area and know that the best way to preserve the quality of life that exists in Pinellas County and to make it even better is to build the very best public education system possible to benefit not just our parents and students but also our businesses and all of our residents. The board decided July 17 to interview Grego, Dr. Constance Jones and Dr. Christian Cutter after meeting for about three hours with Florida School Board Association Executive Director Wayne Blanton, who conducted the search for a new superintendent. The board had whittled down the list of 50 applicants before deciding to interview the three, leaving open the possibility of using a search firm to bring in more applicants if the board was not comfortable with Grego, Jones or Cutter. The new superintendent will succeed John Stewart, who plans to retire in December. By TOM GERMONDLARGO The city is offering community residents the opportunity to sponsor an owl at the McGough Nature Park, which is home to Franklin, Matilda and a soon-to-be named new bird on the block. For $2, $4, or $10 you can sponsor the feeding of an owl for a day two days or a week, wrote Greg Brown, Largo parks superintendent. Much like the March of Dimes where a balloon is posted at stores, you can color and fill your name in an owl cut out and post it on the owl cage of you choice. Also under the program, which started this week, people can sponsor a snake, lizard, fish or toad. Meanwhile, McGough Nature Parks new horned great owl needs a name. The city is asking the community to submit names for the owl, who has joined Franklin, a great horned owl; and Matilda, a barred owl. Barbara Walker, a raptor specialist with the Clearwater Audubon Society, caught the latest park addition, another great horned owl, at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in New Port Richey May 6. I had broken a finger in a sliding glass door on May 4 so I had my whole hand splinted. She was sitting near the edge of one of the ponds at the Fox Hollow golf See OWL, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .7-8A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B County . . . . . . . . . . .3,5A Community . . . . . . . . .12A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4,8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .10-11A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .12A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .9A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Hubbard property at Johns Pass soldThe property consists of about 40,000 square feet of retail space located in five buildings, and a 322-car parking garage. .. Page 8A.BUSINESS COUNTYCommission holds hearing on budgetPinellas County Commissioners host the first public hearing on the 20122013 fiscal year budget Thursday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m., in the fifth floor assembly room of the county. ... Page 3A.Police beatA man accused of the April 5 murder of a Largo man was in custody in the DeKalb County Jail near Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the arrest at an afternoon press conference. .. Page 5A.ENTERTAINMENTRock Symphony concerts slatedFollowing the overwhelming response to Ruth Eckerd Halls exclusive sold-out rock symphony with Dennis DeYoung earlier this year, the Clearwater venue will present a Rock Symphony Concert series during its 2012-13 season. ... Page 2B. Largo woman helps change peoples lives By BRIAN GOFFLARGO Dr. Phyllis Alderman is a small, unassuming woman who always seems to be smiling. Beneath that calm exterior however is a passionate woman who is dedicated to helping others. Dr. Alderman is the founder of Shepherds Village in Belleair Bluffs and for nearly 20 years her organization has been helping single parent families get on their feet and get back into the mainstream of life. I see those single mothers struggling, trying to give their children a good life, she said. I have seen their despair and their loss of hope, even the hope of just being understood. The need for a place such as Shepherds Village is apparent once you read the statistics. A single mother heads one out of every three homes in America with children. Those mothers are the sole providers in 84 percent of those homes. And 65 percent of American children will live in a single parent home before they are 18 years old. Shepherds hope does its part in helping to alleviate the suffering borne by some single mothers. It operates a 12unit apartment building in Belleair Bluffs and has placed three other families at D and D Missionary homes in St. Petersburg. Once a family is accepted into Shepherds Village they are taught various social and coping skills. They can live in the village for up to two years. Alderman says her reward comes every time a family moves out into an independent environment and makes it on their own. Alderman was recently honored with the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Inspire Award. On the plaque, displayed in her Largo office, are the words: Your dedication and compassion has helped re-shape the lives of those most in need. Susan Shirley of Shepherds Village nominated her for the award. She wrotePhoto by BRIAN GOFFDr. Phyllis Alderman, founder of Shepherds Village, stands beside the Inspire Award given her by the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.How to sponsor an owl at McGough Largo OKs new density classification City OKs residential high designation ... Page 2A. Also opening in theaters this weekend is The Possession. .. Page 1B.Bootleggers make a run for the American dream in Lawless Volume XXXV,No. 6 August 30, 2012 www.TBNweekly.comglowingly of her colleague in her nomination paper. I have known Phyllis for 30 years, and she has consistently given of herself for others, she wrote. She has a very compassionate heart for single parent families. Yet, as you might expect, Alderman doesnt want to talk about herself, only the issue of single parent families and of the people who have to overcome tough times. I feel very blessed and rewarded to see the transformation in their lives, she said. The payday comes when we look See LIVES, page 4AI see those single mothers struggling, trying to give their children a good life.Dr. Phyllis Alderman, founder Shepherds Village 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. 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A few residents urged commissioners to vote against the proposed ordinance, expressing concerns about the impact of higher densities on their residential areas. We are not going to come in your neighborhood and tear down your house and build something. Thats not what this city does, Mayor Pat Gerard said. Gerard said at least half the people who live in Largo do not live in single-family homes. They live in mobile homes, apartments and condominiums. We need those because not everybody can afford to live in a singlefamily home in a single-family neighborhood, she said. City officials say the high-density residential designation is appropriate in locations within or near to urban activity centers. These areas typically have direct access to arterial roads and thoroughfares and are served by mass transit, providing an alternative to automobile use. The designation is used in other cities in the county and in the unincorporated area.At the Aug. 21 meeting, Robert Bullard said Largo is largely a city of single-story, single-family residences. City officials, he said, through light rail and related components, are creating a socialists nightmare heavily dependent upon federal and state funding that simply wont exist. The voting residents of Largo very largely live in single-story, singlefamily residences, he said. They chose in many instances to live in Largo for the lifestyles that it brings. We have elected you to represent us. We want Largo to remain a community of single-story, single-family homes. You are choosing, however, to transform Largo into a city of high-rise dwelling units, apartments where we will experience the inefficiencies and burdens of giving up our cars to travel by bus, train, bicycle, walking, regardless of what our physical limitations might be. Steve McConihay provided a different opinion. He said he is in favor of the amendment because Largo is the city of progress. We live in an urban environment around here, he said. When he first moved to Largo, he said, people drove through Largo to get to other places. Now it is a city you drive to, he said. Most people who work in the city of Largo live someplace else because the city doesnt have adequate housing, he said. If you have 100,000 people working in the city to drive to, Largo, you need this amendment to pass, he said. Commissioner Woody Brown said that McConihay had some good points, agreeing that a lot of motorists are driving to work at places such as Largo Medical Center. Allowing higher density in activity centers in my opinion will reduce the density on the roads, he said, because it will make people live closer to their work. He also said the city is not going to allow the higher densities in old well-established neighborhoods. It doesnt change a single piece of property currently but gives us the opportunity to have that type of development moving forward, Brown said. I know that we will have a tight handle on where that will take place, he said. The ordinance was passed on final reading. Tom GermondPlanning tool allows for higher densities in some areasFree Genealogy/Family History Classes in September, Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive Description: Free classes this month include: Using Ancestry.com and familysearch.org (LDS site), Using Library of Congress website, Tracing Living Persons and several more. 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 5954521 for more information. The event is free. Swing Dance Saturdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 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 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. For more information, visit LargoCom munityCenter.com or call 518-3131. The fee is $6 with a recreation card and $7 no recreation card. Bay Area Singles Dance, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6 until 10 p.m., Largo Community Center. Description: Since 1997, Bay Area Singles Dance has been the best place for area singles and friends to meet. Every Sunday approximately 150 singles of all ages join us. We offer an extensive music library to fit every taste. Dress to impress! The fee is $8 Train Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, 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. Labor Day Poolside Picnic Sept. 3, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Description: Bring the family and a blanket to enjoy your own picnic basket by the pool, during our extended 4 hour session. Make sure to receive your free chair massage in addition to our family and friends discount admission. This is our last public session of the season so dont miss out. Please do not bring alcohol or glass into the facility. Splashs snack bar will be open. Call 518-3018. The fee is $12/$23 for 5 person maximum. Soggy Doggy Splash Party presented by Pet Supermarket Sept. 8, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Description: Pet owners are permitted to bring their dogs to enjoy a swim. Owners will not be permitted to enter the water, as directed by the Pinellas County Health Department. However, owners can enjoy our concessions and sponsor displays. Owners will need to provide proof of vaccination for the dog upon admission. Slides will not be open; plenty of activities and contests are planned. For more information visit LargoPools.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dogs shorter than 18 inches. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Dogs taller than 18 inches Call 518-3018. Around Largo Around Largo
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Property owners throughout the county received their Truth in Millage notices from the Property Appraisers office last week. Residents likely noticed the increase in the general fund and Emergency Medical Services millage rates levied by the county. Commissioners have yet to come to consensus on the millage rate increases recommended by County Administrator Bob LaSala. The administrators proposed budget increases the general fund millage from 4.8108 to 5.0307 and the rate for EMS from 0.8506 to 0.9158. However, thanks to a lower than anticipated back billing from the state for Medicaid, LaSala promised to present a lower millage for commissioners consideration at the Sept. 6 meeting. As indicated on the message sent out with TRIM notices, the millage increase for the general fund is intended to pay for unexpected Medicaid billings from the state. At a commission meeting Aug. 21, a staff recommendation was approved to accept a revised Medicaid bill from the state and take the 15 percent discount. The county had to make a decision by Sept. 1 whether to accept the bill as is and take the discount or challenge the bill and hope enough erroneous bills could be verified to make up the difference. Since the initial bill came in for more than $33 million in unanticipated retroactive Medicaid costs, county staff has been working to verify charges and negotiate with the state. Gwendolyn Warren, director of Health and Human Services, explained the threepronged approach to address the systemic problems with the new law. First, the commissioners joined with Florida Association of Counties to oppose the bill that changed the way Medicaid was billed and collected. Second, staff worked with Pinellas Countys legislative team and other counties, as well as the state to negotiate changes to the initial billing. The county also joined with 54 other counties to challenge the legislation in the courts. Warren said the county administrator added a fourth prong in July when he facilitated staffs ability to review of the backlog bills more efficiently. The county used the services of LexisNexis to search databases of public information to verify whether the persons associated with the bills were Pinellas County residents at the time a Medicaid charge was made on their behalf in another county. Meanwhile, the state found that more than 50 percent of charges billed to counties could not be substantiated. On Aug. 1, the state sent Pinellas County a new bill for just over $17.8 million to pay for charges from Nov.1, 2001 to April 30, 2012 a 46 percent reduction from the original bill of more than $33 million. County staff began reviewing charges on the new bill, using the capabilities of the LexisNexis databases and reports to identify another $2.1 million in inaccurate hospital and nursing home claims. The state is currently reviewing those bills and agreed to credit the county for any claims found to be inaccurate. Warren told commissioners if they accepted the states latest bill for $17.8 million, the county could save nearly $2.7 million through the 15 percent discount. If the state agrees with the county on the $2.1 million in potential inaccurate bills, Pinellas Medicaid debt from the past 10 years could go down to just over $12.9 million. Warren said that while the numbers werent set in stone, she believed it would be in the best interest of the county to accept the bill and take the discount. We probably wont benefit from further review of the bill, she said. She said staff would keep the forensic review process in use for future Medicaid billings. She also said that the savings from the process outweighed the cost. She cautioned that despite the good work done to bring down retroactive bills, future charges could be higher due to increase of people becoming eligible for Medicaid due to the economy. For more information on the budget, visit www. pinellascounty.org/budget.County taxes may go down Members of the Rotary club of IRB on Aug. 11 spent the day raking debris out of the mangroves and picking up trash along the organizations Adopt-a-Highway located on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach between MM 5 to MM 28. From left are Rotary Club of IRB members Tom Hafner; Claire English; Gary Polansky; Lynn Johler; Milt Johnson; Tom Busboom, president and Randy Hendricks.Cleanup crew
4A Leader, August 30, 2012 OWL, from page 1Acourse. She was too weak to fly but she had enough energy to try making a run for it. I got up ahead of her with my towel and as I was about to throw the towel over her she turned and brought up her talons, Walker wrote. I took her feet with just my left hand. She is a big owl and had intimidated the guys at the course. One of my best and smoothest captures. The owl is blind in one eye and almost all the way in the other. She is described as sweet. Clearwater Audubon has agreed to sponsor her food and has paid the cage materials. Because of the owls injury, she is no longer suited to live in the wild. She will remain in captivity at McGough and is considered a valuable resource for connecting the public with nature. When you are able to bring a live owl in to a teaching setting, it really reinforces the point of the lesson to the students, said Kyle Vogel in a press release. Vogel is a nature program specialist at the park. This owl unfortunately lacks the sense of vision, but that allows us to demonstrate to students how her other senses help compensate for this loss. When they arent on display in the park, the three owls now living at McGough Nature Park are available to travel to birthday parties in the nature center and to schools for programs that help students learn about owls and other wild animals found in Florida. To submit a name for the owl, visit www.largo.com/egov/apps/doc ument/center.egov?view=item;id=8846/ The deadline to submit names is Sept. 16. The top five names will be selected and posted on the Recreation, Parks and Arts Facebook Page for voting. By SUZETTE PORTERLARGO Everything was working as intended. No real problems reported at polling places during the primary Election Day Aug. 14. The polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. without a hitch. Soon after, Elections officials knew there was a problem. Polling locations were unable to dial-in to send their ballots for counting. We realized that we had an equipment issue about 7:10, 7:15 (p.m.), Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said later that night. The 51 election advisers in charge of collecting the ballots and electronic results in USB drives were asked to deliver everything to the Elections Service Center in Largo something they would have done anyway, Clark said. The USB drives were then uploaded into the system on-site, instead of remotely. Officials estimated that the glitch in the system delayed the results by only a couple of hours. It was the first time since the system was put into place in 2008 that ballot results could not be electronically transferred. Wednesday, the hunt began to determine what happened. Nine days later, Clark released the results of the investigation. She said the countys Business Technology Services Department was asked to help uncover the root cause of the modeming issue, which was explained by BTS Executive Director Paul Alexander. When attempting to upload the election results from the 234 ballot scanners at the polling places to the main servers, a hardware failure occurred on a telecommunications gateway device that prevented the upload from occurring, Alexander said. Alexander said prior to the election, the system had been tested and found to be in working order. It is unknown if the failure was due to a manufacturing defect or a result of a momentary power interruption that occurred earlier in the day, he said. The defective unit has since been replaced and an additional backup was ordered. Alexander said a third unit also is available at the Clearwater Courthouse in the event that telecommunications systems need to be redirected. These steps increase the level of redundancies as well as plans to additional testing will help avoid this type of issue in future elections, he said. At the Aug. 21 Pinellas County Commission meeting, a citizen brought up a concern of possible ballot tampering since the results were driven in instead of being electronically transferred from the polling places. Nancy Whitlock, Elections Administrator, explained the process to help people understand that ballot tampering was not a real possibility. First, the USB drives are transported in sealed pouches. Each USB drive records the serial number of the DS 200 ballot scanners in which it was used. Elections staff verifies the serial number from each USB drive against the list of ballot scanners for the election and confirms that they match and that all are accounted for. In addition, the county canvassing board conducted a postelection manual audit in which a race was selected at random, and ballots from 2 percent of precincts selected at random for that race were manually counted to verify that the tabulation results matched the votes on the actual ballots, she said. As posted to our website, the post-election audit results were perfect. Clark said she believes the problem is resolved. We appreciate the services of the countys BTS department, Clark said. And we are confident that this matter is resolved moving forward. Election results as well as the post-election manual audit report are available at www.votepinellas.com. Citizens with questions or concerns can call 464-6788.County elections office explains primary night glitch By BRIAN GOFFCLEARWATER Earlier this summer, an NBA transaction occurred that most people hardly noticed. But to a group in Clearwater, this was both groundbreaking and amazing. The group is the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and the transaction involved one of their own. At 6 3 Tyshawn Taylor was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers and traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Tyshawn was a little brother in Clearwater, and he is the first one to thank Big Brothers Big Sisters for making it possible to fulfill his dream. In 1999, when Taylor, then 9 years old, became a little brother. He was soon linked up with 49-year-old Tom Spencer, who had retired after selling his computer company. Suddenly I realized I could do what I wanted, Spencer said. It provided me with a spiritual awakening, and I realized I had to do something to give back. Spencer, then of Safety Harbor, sought out the Big Brothers Big Sisters, became a Big, and soon met Taylor. I discovered he really needed a role model, Spencer said. He was being raised by a single mother with his two sisters. They lived in the projects and there were some rough kids around. He had told me he liked basketball and in fact told me, when he was 9 years old, that he wanted to play in the NBA. I told him to hold onto the dream, but I knew he faced long odds. For Taylor, contacted at the Nets training facility in Brooklyn, the experience of meeting Spencer was memorable. I think we had a connection right from the very beginning, Taylor said. But it was different, me a little African-American kid with this older white man. Yet it seemed natural, I was comfortable with him. We went out to eat a couple of times. My mom connected with him because he was so open, so she gave me the OK and after that we hit it out of the park. Knowing that Taylor was struggling with his studies and how much he loved basketball allowed Spencer to form a plan. We were able to use basketball as a motivation for him to get good grades, Spencer said. He went from barely passing to the honor role. Getting Taylor enrolled in youth basketball wasnt easy, Spencer recalls. I took him to the Clearwater For Youth Basketball League, but the lady there said it was too late, Spencer said. But I insisted. I said we really have to get this kid into basketball. So they actually formed another team with other kids who were late. They were the worst team in the league. He was the best player on the worst team. I dont think they won a game, but he had a ball. Taylors career took off after that. Other coaches in his youth league noticed him, and after that first year, he had no more trouble hooking up with a team. Eventually Tyshawn played varsity for one year with Countryside High School before moving to New Jersey to live with relatives. Taylor went on to attend the University of Kansas and played basketball as a starter there for four years. He got his bachelors degree in communications. His basketball flourished. In 2010, he won the Big 12 Freshman of the Year Award. When he graduated, guess who just had to attend? Tom Spencer and his wife, JoAnn. My proudest day was May 13 of this year when Tyshawn graduated from the University of Kansas, Spencer said. Taylor, a guard, is listed on the roster of the Brooklyn Nets. Up until this year, they had been the New Jersey Nets. In July, he signed a contract reportedly worth just under $500,000 a year, normal for a rookie. It now gives me a chance to give back to my mom and my family, Taylor said. The giving doesnt stop there. Tom and JoAnn Spencer moved to Murphy, N.C., a few years ago, and Tom has since started a chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters in that community. Already, 31 kids have signed up.Clearwater little brother makes it big to the NBA Photo courtesy of TOM SPENCEREven after their time with Big Brothers Big Sisters was over, Big Tom Spencer and Little Tyshawn Taylor remained close. Spencer was proud to attend Taylors college graduation.Taylor intends on giving back too. At some time I want to be a Big Brother to give back to the younger kids, Taylor said. I suggest everybody be a big part of this. The journey of Tyshawn Taylor, from the projects in Clearwater to the bright lights of New York City and a spot in the NBA was a long one. But it would never have been possible without the connection between a Big Brother and a Little Brother. Im happy with the satisfaction of seeing him grow and ending up with control over his life rather than follow the path of his parents and cousins, Spencer said. Taylor returned the love. It was life changing, Taylor said. My Big Brother was the first one to see my passion. Ill always be grateful to him for taking time out of his life and care for me. He didnt have to do it.IRB to explore claims against BP over oil spillINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Indian Rocks Beach commissioners decided to begin the process of potentially making a claim against BP for damages caused by the oil spill in 2010. At the commission meeting Aug. 14, the commissioners heard from Tampa attorney Christa Collins regarding making a claim against the oil company. Collins is aligned with a law firm in Louisiana and another in Connecticut, which have already been retained, by both St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island to move forward toward making a claim. Collins explained to the commission that municipal claims have been separated from class action suits and can proceed on their own merit. We want to talk to the city to find out if a claim is possible, she said. Many businesses have suffered losses and it is reasonable to assume that municipalities have too. Collins noted that beach communities are in what is known as Zone A, which means that businesses making claims against BP dont have to explain their losses. In other words if a business can show a drop in income that happened after the spill, then it is assumed the loss occurred because of the spill. She said municipalities suffered because of the spill through a loss in taxes because of fewer visitors. Declines in restaurant business, fees, lower occupancy rates, she said. And I hate to be crass but even the number of commode flushes can indicate a loss. Fewer visitors mean fewer flushes and if the city lost revenue because of a lower water usage than that is something you could claim. City Attorney Maura Kiefer recommended that the commission hire Collins to explore potential claims. This is of no cost to the city. I believe the city owes it to itself to have an analysis done, she said. It is risk-free; this is a true contingency contract. Kiefer said she reviewed their contract and found it to be without any loopholes that would end up costing the city. Even the time I spend reviewing the document will not be billed, she said. Vice Mayor Terry Hamilton-Wollin noted that another attorney, Rick Kriseman, had approached the city about making a claim against BP and she felt he should be heard, just as Collins was. The other commissioners agreed and he will be invited to speak at the next Commission meeting on Aug. 28. City Attorney Kiefer said she read his contract as well and would not recommend the city sign on with him. Kriseman represents the city of Gulfport in matters regarding claims against BP. Brian GoffConsultant says Madeira city hall in bad shapeMADEIRA BEACH A newly released study done to determine the cost and feasibility of renovating the citys aging city hall and fire station complex concludes the building is badly deteriorated and probably not worth saving. A cost estimate of needed repairs and rehabs approaches $3 million. Mark Stalker, vice president of Hennessy Construction Services in St. Petersburg presented the results of a repair and cost analysis requested by the city at a special meeting of the City Commission on Aug. 16. At the outset, Stalker said a visual inspection of the premises had revealed major problems. The most obvious, he said, is continual water intrusion into the building in multiple locations. The roof leaks and needs to be replaced. Water is also coming in through the window system. The whole glass system is outdated. The ceiling tiles will need to be removed and replaced due to water intrusion. Water has also damaged the buildings electrical system, pouring onto the electrical equipment. Mold contamination is also likely, again due to water. The mechanical system is a jumble of units, types and ages, and needs replacement, Stalker said. Evidence of termites was found, and asbestos-contaminating materials will require abatement. Caulking and sealing of the building exterior is recommended to ensure no further water intrusion, Stalker said, as well as replacement of exterior doors, and overhead doors in the fire department. All flooring damaged by water must be replaced, and a new automatic fire sprinkler system installed. Complicating any major renovation of city hall are FEMA regulations that mandate elevation of the building to meet flood plain requirements if repair costs exceed 50 percent of a buildings appraised value. The city hall/fire station building has a tax value of $1.6 million, Stalker said. Total cost of recommended repairs and renovations is nearly $3 million. Flood-proofing the building is the major stumbling block to any renovation effort, Stalker said. That can be done either by attempting to elevate the building or raising electrical outlets and taking other costly measures to assure floodwater does not intrude. The flood-proofing part is the issue if we want to stay with the existing structure, City Manager Shane Crawford agreed. Commissioner Terry Lister concluded, This (renovation) is not a doable project. A $3 million renovation of the city hall/fire station would extend the buildings life by 10 to 15 years, Stalker said in response to a question by Vice Mayor Robin Vander Velde. The building is nearly 50 years old (built in 1965) and has already exceeded its life span, he said. The analysis and conclusion did not totally satisfy former Commissioner Marv Merrill, who had argued passionately for the repair of the current city hall at a recent commission meeting. Though Merrill conceded a $3 million cost will drive us right into a new building, he said the current city hall has been here for 60 years and never been flooded. Merrill said the city should take a stricter look at the things that caused the problem. There are many lines in the cost estimate that have nothing to do with water damage, mold or termites, he said. Among the costs questioned by Merrill were $80,000 for plumbing, $24,000 for toilet accessories, $117,000 for door replacements, $180,000 to replace the air conditioning system and $200,000 for a backup generator system. Correcting the urgent problems would cost well under $800,000, Merrill concluded. After hearing the presentation Vander Velde said, We need to hear from the architects about what a new city hall would cost. That will happen Aug. 28, when the architectural design firm Wannemacher Jensen Architects will present their plan for a total makeover of the Madeira Beach city government complex. Wayne AyersMall inquiries are picking upSEMINOLE City Manager Frank Edmunds told members of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Aug. 16 that the city is beginning to see interest from various developers in the Seminole Mall. The 38-acre site has been in foreclosure since early 2011. More specifically, the $26 million debt is going through what Edmunds termed a refinancing process. Were optimistic of some good news in the near term, Edmunds said during a chamber luncheon at Lake Seminole Square. Its our understanding that the (mall) debt is in an auction phase. He said the city has been receiving interest in the site from both state and national redevelopment interests. From a city perspective, were encouraged, Edmunds said. He added that the closing of the Kmart store at the mall in September plays a major role. The Kmart component is significant, Edmunds said. Theyre closing at the same time as this refinancing (of the mall debt) opens up some doors that were not there a year ago. He said numerous retailers are interested in the city and have made inquiries on various topics. Were looking forward to some redevelopment activity some more sooner than others, Edmunds said. On the subject of the Kitson project on the 60-acre site of the former Bay Pines Mobile Home Park, Edmunds said additional plans for the property might be made public soon. In 12 months or less, we expect to see some fairly dynamic plans on that property, he said. Orlando-based Contravest Management Co. recently purchased 20 acres of the site and is building a gated 330-unit apartment complex called The Courtney at Bay Pines. Another residential component consisting of townhomes or independent living will be developed on eight acres at the rear of the site, Edmunds said. Plans also call for a hotel, restaurant and retail. Another portion is reserved for the future construction of a Seminole fire station. Bob McClure LIVES, from page 1Aback at those families and see how they have formed a solid relationship with their children and in their own lives. Alderman has her doctorate in Ministry and a Masters in religious education. And she is quick to point out that Shepherds Village is a faith-based program. To her religion has to be part of the healing equation. Expectations on these young, single parents are too high, she said. I see the hopelessness in their eyes and I believe they need more than just emotional care; they need spiritual help too. Alderman herself was a single mother. She grew up in Pinellas County. Later, with a son and a daughter, circumstances caused her to become a single parent. Her epiphany occurred when she and her children attended the Indian Rocks First Baptist Church back when there were only 80 members. She embraced the ministry and with the help of a benefactor, she opened the first Shepherds Village in Clearwater in 1992. Then in 2002 moved to Belleair Bluffs. She is 75 years old now with five grandchildren. Is retirement on the agenda? Not at all, she said. I absolutely will continue this. Were looking to expand and we believe it will happen. 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The mother let him take them out to a movie and elsewhere. They had been to Clearwater Beach, and he films these girls frequently and puts them up on YouTube, he said. The officer asked the man what he was videoing, and the subject showed him a piece of the video he had taken out at Clearwater Beach. The officer heard a comment where the subject is asking one of the girls to show her breast. That roused his curiosity, Edwards said. Edwards and detectives interviewed the subject and in the course of looking through some of his videos and stuff it became very evident he was into filming young girls and was grooming them so that he could do future acts, Edwards said. Police conducted an investigation; the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorneys Office filed charges and issued a warrant for his arrest that was served Aug. 23. The suspect learned of the warrant and turned himself into the Pinellas County Jail. He has been identified as Phillip Porvaznik of St. Petersburg. He was booked into the jail and released on a $15,000 bond. The warrant was for selling and distributing harmful material to minors, he said. If there is any other victims out there, we certainly would like to be aware of it, Edwards said.Teacher arrested for iPad theftPALM HARBOR A former teacher at Dunedin Middle School was arrested about 2:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at a private residence in Palm Harbor. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Julia King, 34, of Naples was charged with one count of dealing with stolen property in connection with a theft of an iPad. Detectives assigned to the Burglary and Pawn Unit began investigating the case in September of 2011 after the iPad was reported stolen from Dunedin Middle School. On May 8, a routine pawn inquiry by detectives revealed that King had sold the iPad for $145 to a local Best Buy on April 26. According to deputies, King had been employed as a teacher at Dunedin Middle School and was later transferred to East Lake High School. King was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $10,000. The investigation continues.MAIT investigates fatal motorcycle crashOLDSMAR Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a fatal vehicle crash in Oldsmar. The crash took place at the intersection of Tampa Road and Burbank Road in Oldsmar at approximately 6:51 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. According to deputies, the 2001 Hyundai was traveling eastbound on Tampa Road and was in a left turn lane to turn onto Burbank Road. The Hyundai attempted to turn left and did not see the motorcycle traveling westbound on Tampa Road. As the Hyundai turned, the motorcycle struck the passenger rear door of the Hyundai. The driver of the Hyundai was not injured in the crash, the motorcycle rider however was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The motorcycle riders name is not being released at this time as deputies attempt to notify the next of kin. The investigation continues.Arrest made in April 5 murder in LargoLARGO A man accused of the April 5 murder of a Largo man was in custody in the DeKalb County Jail near Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the arrest at an afternoon press conference. U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Eddie Jonathan Todd Walker, 28, about 11 a.m. at an apartment in Lithonia, Ga. Gualtieri said Walker was arrested without incident. Robbery and homicide detectives have been looking for Walker, last known address in Seminole, in connection with the shooting death of Terrence Bernar Thomas since Aug. 3 after detectives received tips identifying Walker as the shooter. Thomas was found in the street April 5 near 703 Patterson St. in Largo. He was shot once in the head. A first-degree murder warrant was signed for Walker on Aug. 9. PCSO announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest on Aug. 13 after Walker failed to turn himself in after detectives spoke with his attorney. Gualtieri said five unproductive tips were received as the result of the award, but that homicide detectives worked to locate Walker through other investigative information and electronic surveillance techniques to include monitoring cell phones. Witnesses reportedly told detectives that Thomas and Walker had fought over the quality of cocaine Thomas had sold Walker. Gualtieri said it was possible that charges could be brought on others connected to Walker for assisting him with housing and transportation while he fled authorities. The investigation continues.Water system program set to beginThe method of water treatment utilized by Pinellas County and its wholesale customers will be temporarily modified between Sept. 4 and Oct. 5. This short-term change from chloramine to chlorine disinfection is a routine maintenance measure designed to optimize water quality. The maintenance program was originally scheduled to begin Aug. 27 but is being delayed one week to allow completion of Republican National Convention activities. Those impacted by this maintenance program include Pinellas County customers as well as customers in the cities of Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Oldsmar. Many communities using chloramine annually utilize chlorine for a short period to maintain system water quality. Pinellas County switched to chloramine in 2002 to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. Kidney dialysis patients should not be impacted, but should contact their dialysis care provider for more information about chlorine treatment. Fish owners should not be affected if they already have a system in place to remove chloramines, but should contact local pet suppliers with any questions. There are no major indications of significant bacteriological contamination problems and this disinfection program is designed to maintain distribution system water quality and minimize the potential for any future problem. The water will continue to meet federal and state standards for safe drinking water. Customers may notice a slight difference in taste and/or odor of the water during this temporary change in treatment. For more information, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/ utilities or contact Pinellas County Customer Service at 464-4000.County expands veterans servicesCLEARWATER The Pinellas County Department of Health and Human Services, which operates the Office of Veterans Services, has announced plans to expand services to homeless veterans living in Pinellas County. With more than 100,000 veterans in Pinellas County, the county ranks third in the state of Florida in the number of veterans living in a county. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately one-third of the adult homeless population is veterans. A large percentage of these veterans served in the Vietnam War, as well as a growing number of veterans recently returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. In an effort to better meet the needs of this population, the Health and Human Services Department is planning to increase outreach efforts and services to homeless veterans that will help get them off the streets, into housing and treatment programs, provide them with quality healthcare, and give them vocational training and access to programs and services they need. The goal of this initiative is to target the countys at-risk veterans and enable them to return to self-sufficiency. Plans include the addition of regular visits by staff to shelters and soup kitchens that serve homeless veterans. These locations include Pinellas Hope in Pinellas Park and Safe Harbor in Largo. The county is also dedicating an additional team of case managers to work one-on-one with homeless veterans to connect them to benefits and services designed to help them heal and once again become healthy productive citizens. Phillip Porvaznik Julia King Eddie Jonathan Todd Walker Police beat Police beat
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More than a half-century later, she still remembers the name of her grade principal, Bentley Lawson; the assistant principal, Nick Mangum; the school librarian, Mrs. Delac; and the teachers: Mrs. Houseman, Mrs. Rosseall. Mrs. Hennesy, and Mrs. Harrell. In third grade, she was transferred to the new Mildred Helms Elementary School, which only had two wings then. The third wing was added later. The kids would hurry home from school in hopes of reaching the railroad station in time to see the regularly scheduled train snag a mail bag from the station as it roared through. While the new high school was being built, the School Board rented the Largo auditorium and divided it into four sections for four seventhgrade teachers. When the new high school opened, the former 1-12 Largo School became the middle school. Going to the new high school near her home was great for Joyce. On hot days, against her parents orders, she and some other girls would bring their bathing suits to school and take an after-school dip in the nearby pond. But she had to hurry home and dry her hair before her parents got home and discovered that she had been swimming. In those days, downtown Largo was a bustling hub of commerce, with plenty of things for a youngster to do. The north side of West Bay Drive had a Pure Oil station, a Super X grocery and meat market, a Western Auto store, a dime store, two drug stores with soda fountains, a clothing store, a barber shop and the West Coast Garage. Best of all, there was a Quonset hut movie theater where, on Saturdays, a kid could get a whole afternoon of entertainment for 25 cents. Usually they would have a cowboy movie, an adventure movie, a serial and, of course, cartoons, Meinsen said. We went in at noontime and got out around four oclock. It was time to have supper. On the south side of West Bay Drive were Happys Liquor Store; the Idle Hour Bar, where kids could peek through the screen door to see who was inside; an arcade with a shoe repair shop and a doctors office; the Gator Bar, which once had a song written about it; and a hardware store. There was a little shelter near Ulmer Park where the bus stopped. When I got into high school, a group of us would ride the bus to Clearwater Beach to swim, Meinsen recalled. Ulmer Park had a shuffleboard court and a bandstand where concerts were held. At Christmas, Santa handed out candy, and there were sometimes Easter and Halloween events. Meinsen described the original police station as being the size of a good-sized bathroom, with just enough room for a desk and a phone. But that phone rarely rang because anyone who had a problem would call the police chief at home and let him handle it. It wasnt unusual for the older boys to pick up the police station at Halloween and hide it, Meinsen said. Every year, usually toward the end of February, the county fair was held on the fairgrounds, where Largo Central Park and the library are now located. It was the old-fashioned kind of fair, with animals on display, rides, games, food and a few sideshows, Meinsen said. There was a metal building where women displayed their jams, quilts and things, and where businesses displayed their wares and gave out samples. You always came back with a bagful of things, and there was always a drawing where you could win even more things. After graduating from Largo High School in 1962, Meinsen married and lived in Texas and Oklahoma. But when her husband was killed in an automobile accident in 1963, she returned to Largo. She remarried in 1965 and is the mother of three sons, one of whom died 14 years ago. And she plans to spend the rest of her life in Largo. When I came back, I said Id never move away again, she said. And I havent. 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Underlying it all, he said, was the need for stability. We have to let the market decide what is right, he said. We cant pick the winners and losers, that has to sort itself out. We have to embrace all types of energy, even new ideas. Let then play out and in the end see what is left standing. We cant have nuclear in today, out tomorrow and back in the next day. Investors wont know where to put their money and customers wont know what they should be using. Technology has put energy ahead of its own debate in many cases, he said. One day we are all focused on corn-based ethanol as the energy of the future, yet the market showed us that ethanol isnt even in the conversation anymore. The market, consumers, had moved on. He said that proved the folly of pursuing just one source of energy; the portfolio has to be scattered over many sources. He pointed to natural gas as the newest and possibly the best source of energy these days. In 2005 natural gas had to be imported and wasnt widely used, he said. Now, today, we are exporting natural gas. Our use of natural gas has gone from 4 percent to 24 percent since 2005. We have 150 years of stock under our soil. It is inside the U.S., it is secure and reliable. He said the future of natural gas in Florida was looming large. It will be used to fuel vehicles, he said. The Postal Serv-State agriculture chief says energy diversity vitalice, UPS, milk trucks, chip trucks, anyone who starts and ends in the same place every day will make efficient use of natural gas. But he said as we begin to rely on natural gas, more and more, problems arise. If we continue using natural gas as we are it wont be long before two-thirds of Floridas energy needs will be filled by natural gas, he said. But if we are to reach that figure then we are going to need more pipes. Right now only two pipelines are bringing natural gas into Florida and they are coming out of Louisiana, hurricane alley. He went on to talk about issues involving other sources of energy. We have to figure out ways to store solar energy before that can be widely used, he said. It would be nice to have more and more renewable energy sources, but they arent ready for prime time. Were making progress, and research and development efforts are under way to bring costs down and making it all fit in Florida, but it will take some time. Whats the states agriculture commissioner doing as the steward of the States energy policy? To hear Putnam tell it, it is all very logical. First of all as agricultural commissioner, I oversee the usage of a lot of land in Florida. Land which is actively involved in growing food or land, which could be actively involved in growing and producing energyrelated crops, he said. Sometimes the land is just there not being used at all. But sooner or later an energy related activity will take place on that land. As he is involved in overseeing the use of that land, he is also passionate about the need for energy. An energy policy is the foundation for all that we do, he said. We must have low and stable energy prices. Otherwise how do we convince seniors to move here in their retirement years, how do we convince industry to move here and create jobs. Energy is connected to all things, especially things connected to our quality of life.Photo by BRIAN GOFFFloridas Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, right, speaks to attendees at an energy conference at the Seminole Campus of St. Pete College.
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Major affected properties include Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company, Hooters, the Friendly Fisherman restaurant, Hubbards Marina and the planned Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium. The property consists of about 40,000 square feet of retail space located in five buildings, and a 322-car parking garage. The new owner is AEGON, an international insurance company headquartered in The Netherlands, with a large office in St. Petersburg. AEGON holds the mortgage on the property. In exchange for giving up ownership of their holdings, the Hubbard organization now becomes debt-free, Patricia Hubbard, CEO of Hubbard Properties, told the Beacon on Aug. 23. Hubbard Properties had acquired a substantial amount of debt as the result of a $20 million construction loan to finance building of a parking garage and retail complex in 2004. Hubbard said a series of events beginning with threatened hurricanes in the fall of 2004, and continuing with the economic and stock market collapse in 2008, an especially bad winter in 2010, fallout from the BP oil spill and reconstruction of the Johns Pass Bridge caused a sharp drop in customers at the highly tourist-dependent Johns Pass Village businesses. An exodus of tenants followed, Hubbard said, resulting in an accumulated debt we couldnt work our way out of. In January 2011, Hubbard Properties filed for bankruptcy protection. Weve struggled for 18 months through the bankruptcy, and then came to what we consider good negotiated terms with the lender, Hubbard said. They will get the property. We will retain our businesses. Operations at the family businesses will continue as usual, Hubbard said. We will concentrate on what we do best, she said, which will be running the Friendly Fisherman restaurant and Hubbards Marina, including the new casino ship. Hubbard said the changes would have very little impact on our customers. The new owners even plan to make some capital improvements once they take over, she said. One difference is that the Hubbards will now pay, rather than collect, rent payments, along with other tenants. A priority for the new owners will be to get the Secrets of the Sea marine center up and running, she said. The facility, which is a rebirth of St. Petersburgs Pier Aquarium, occupies 12,500 square feet on two floors of the garage/retail complex. The opening of the center has been pushed out, as financing issues have delayed its completion. The Hubbard familys involvement in Johns Pass Village spans almost four decades, beginning in 1976 when Captain Wilson Hubbard moved his fishing operation to Johns Pass from Pass-A-Grille. Giving up ownership of the properties, especially the garage/retail complex their crown jewel accomplishment is sad for the Hubbards, Patricia said. 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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563As school starts, lessons from my grandmotherThis week my daughter begins middle school. At 11, she has enjoyed more formal schooling than my grandmother. But as she begins another step on the way to an educated life, she is merely taking advantage of my grandmothers legacy a fundamental belief in the value of education. My grandmother never went further than the third grade before she dropped out to help raise her younger siblings, yet the educational values she gave me will be passed down for generations. Of course, I didnt always appreciate it when, each time she heard the government radio station play the calypso by the Mighty Sparrow, Education, she would launch into another of her lectures on the importance of education. There is simply no room in the whole wide world for an uneducated little boy or girl, Sparrow sang. Even now I cant listen to the song on YouTube without hearing echoes of my grandmothers kitchen-sink lectures. My grandmother is now 90. A product of the British colonial empire, she could only aspire to work on a cotton plantation. But she believed poverty is the best fertilizer for ambition and that being destitute is a springboard not a hindrance to academic success. She peppered her exhortations with anecdotes about local success stories who owned one school uniform that they washed each night to wear the next morning, and who, driven by poverty, climbed to the top of their class. My grandmother intuitively knew what later studies proved: when parents unambiguously preached the gospel of education, students earned higher grades, completed homework, showed up regularly and on time for school, and were more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college. A Center for Public Education survey similarly found more than 60 percent of teachers believe the more parents are involved, the better their students do. Parents, too, believe that children of uninvolved parents fell through the cracks, according to the think tank linked to the National School Boards Association. The role of parents comes into focus not just as another school year begins, but also as politicians inevitably debate the best solutions to improve mediocre students and failing schools. Im no expert, but I know what worked for my grandmother, and what worked for me. She couldnt help me with my math, so she paid for a tutor. She made sure I grabbed every opportunity before and after school. As my friends played cricket on the street outside my house on weekday afternoons, she insisted I hit the books. For years I resisted, but eventually her vision became mine. Success and failure inside the classroom mattered to me. I wanted my name to be called at every academic award ceremony. Almost 50 years later, my grandmothers ambition is my reality. But Im not the only one who benefits. Everyone in her ancestral line can thank her. She has lived long enough to receive the accolades. She came to the ceremony where I earned my masters. Three of her great grandchildren, my sisters children, have already graduated from college. And her legacy, her gift, goes even further. Each time I step inside a classroom, I take my grandmothers vision with me. My students will never meet her, but theyll always hear the voice of a woman with minimal schooling and a boundless faith in the power of education to transform lives. It changed mine. It can change theirs.Andrew J. Skerritt is an assistant professor of journalism at Florida A&M University and the author of Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial and the AIDS Epidemic in the South. He can be reached at askerritt@flori davoices.com. Follow him on twitter at andrewjskerritt. Florida Voices Words and phrases we dont needThe new-word inventors are at it again. In truth, those guys never really quit. They stay awake 24/7 trying to come up with new and often useless words with which to contaminate the American language. The most recent to come to my attention is double down. Example: As Election Day nears, both candidates are doubling down their campaign activities. Why not simply say doubling or increasing? Who needs the down? When I get to be king, anyone saying double down will have his/her mouth washed out with soap. Its not just the new expressions that irk me. Two useless and possibly meaningless phrases that weve heard for years are if you will and as it were. As in: As Smiths bank account dwindled, he found himself at the end of his rope, if you will. If I will what? With each day, Susie began to inhabit a sort of dream world, as it were. Wouldnt it be better to say, As it was? Or just say nothing? At least 65,000 times a year masters of ceremonies throughout the land will say, Our next speaker needs no introduction Really? If that statement is true, then why in Gods name utter it? Why not simply say, Our next speaker is Kim Kardashian and then sit down? A similar unneeded expression is Last, but not least, I give you Who says the person is not the least? Who has been keeping track and doing the ranking? Our friends the British have added a minor piece of language pollution with their inserting actually into many sentences that simply do not need it. Lord Shaftingham, has the weather in Sussex been pleasant? Well, actually, weve had more rain than weve needed . Americans are equally guilty, except that instead of saying actually we say basically when that word is hardly ever needed. After the police fired 314 rounds into the serial killer, he was basically dead. When you hear an interviewee begin his answer by saying, Well, basically you can be pretty sure the guy isnt ready with a suitable answer and is just stalling for time. A related complaint about language use (and Ive got a million of them) stems from people who fancify their speech for no good reason. I once worked with a management consultant who loved the word concept. Every time I came up with a suggestion or an idea, he replied, What a wonderful concept! or That concept isnt worth a dime. A concept is nothing more than an idea, so why dont we just call it that? In the early 1990s, the term paradigm came into vogue, especially in management circles. You couldnt have a staff meeting without running into a dozen or more paradigms. I finally looked up the words meaning, and learned that it simply means model or example. Since then I have tended to distrust anyone who uses paradigm in a sentence. Many useless terms are a product of sheer linguistic laziness. We use them as blankets to cover up our unwillingness to be precise. Example: blow my mind. Her singing simply blew my mind. Such a usage tells me almost nothing. Was the speaker impressed? Overjoyed? Excited? Awed? Rendered speechless? If any of these words described the speakers reaction, why doesnt he just say so? Answer: because that would require him to stop and think. The same goes for lost it. When I heard the guy berating his wife, I just lost it. Lost what, exactly? Your temper? Your self-control? Your respect for the guy? Fortunately, some useless expressions wear out their welcome and simply disappear from the verbal landscape. One of them was fair and equitable. Forty years ago that phrase was spouted by every business or labor reporter in the land. The settlement between Chrysler and the UAW is regarded as fair and equitable by most observers. Nobody bothered to point out that fair and equitable mean almost exactly the same thing. And who can ever forget at that point in time or at this point in time? I believe John Dean, of Watergate infamy, started the ball rolling, and everyone else picked it up. The phrase meant then, now, or today, but short words seldom pack the grandiloquence that gasbaggery demands. I dont seem to encounter many points in time today. What I do encounter is the insufferable use of the adjective incredible. It means unable to be believed. But its usually applied to events that clearly occurred before our very eyes, and are therefore completely credible. Finally, we have that obituary chestnut, He (or she) will be missed. Says who? Missed by whom? Be specific, cant you? The deceased man owed more than $800 to his drinking buddies at Pellanos Tavern. They will miss him. Thats how obits should read, dont you think?Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send Driver an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers SeatBob Driver When Im dying, let me kill myselfI read in the New York Times recently that the U.S. is facing a terrible shortage of doctors, partly because people like me are getting old and sick. We end up spending about a third of our overall health care resources in the last year of life, Dr. Jonathan Bergman of the University of California in Los Angeles told Reuters news service in 2010. That same year, Medicare paid $55 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients lives, according to a 60 Minutes broadcast. So, Im offering to do my little part to alleviate the doctor shortage and the money crisis. If the government would let me, Id be happy to kill myself or better yet authorize a professional to do it as soon as a doctor I trust tells me Im terminally ill. I hate the thought of pointless pain and adult diapers. Ive had a heart attack, bypass surgery and a couple kinds of cancer so I know about pain. But in each case, the doctors were certain they could repair me, so the pain made sense. I know euthanasia (telling someone to inject you with the lethal drugs) and assisted suicide (taking the lethal drugs a doctor provided) are surrounded on all sides by slippery slopes. Opponents correctly point out that greedy kids or cocky doctors might pressure or dupe a dying person into making an early exit. I know that any piece of legislation, no matter how carefully crafted, cant address every contingency that might arise when a dying person contemplates euthanasia. But I do know that families, friends, medical professionals and euthanasia organizations already are helping suffering people take control of their deaths. Several European countries Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands allow active euthanasia. In 2011, 84 percent of Swiss voters opposed any ban on access to assisted suicide and 78 percent opposed banning foreigners access to such services. Why are the Europeans always so much more rational about social issues like this? Even in the United States, the practice is legal in Oregon, Washington and Montana though there are tough restrictions that would prevent me from rushing there to get the help I will want when Im dying. I have no doubt that euthanasia and assisted suicide will become increasingly accepted in the U.S. in the decades ahead. Floridas leaders could make a trying time for its elderly citizens a little less traumatic if they would at least adopt the euthanasia laws passed out West. I really wish politicians would hurry up. Im running out of time. I know that when a doctor tells me times up, that my family will do all they can to keep me comfortable. But even if Im doped up and pain free, I really dont want to endure those months of wasting away and having photos taken while you lie in bed and muster a wane smile for everyone. I would much prefer to spend a few weeks getting things organized and saying my goodbyes. Then I want to take control of the dying. Its my life. Its my body.If I want to spare myself and those I love months of useless pain and sadness, then I should be allowed to kill myself without a lot of legal debate and secrecy. And Ill get the satisfaction of knowing that Ive saved the taxpayers a nice piece of change. A former managing editor of The Palm Beach Post and Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tom OHara is a national columnist for Florida Voices. Florida Voices Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: Letters are printed on a first-come, firstserved basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 500 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements.What do you think? Florida VoicesAndrew J. Skerrittt Some thoughtsI hope this column finds you high and dry. Here are some random ramblings about goings-on in the area.Naming rightsThe city of Largo is asking the community to submit names for its newest owl at the McGough Nature Park. The great horned owl is nearly blind. The park also is home to Matilda, a barred owl; and Franklin, also a great horned owl. For readers, especially those who live outside Largo who have not been to the park, its located at 11901 146th St., which is just northeast of the Indian Rocks Bridge off Walsingham Road. Its a great nature park that is enjoyed by people of all ages and also has a boardwalk overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. I have a suggested name for the owl, but since we journalists are taught to refrain from directly participating in news events, I wont submit it to the city. However, if you like my suggestion, feel free to enter it. Why not name the owl Barb, as a tribute to the Clearwater Audubon Societys Barbara Walker, who rescued the owl and has done so much for the park and preservation of wildlife in the area? To submit a name for the owl, visit www.largo.com/egov/apps/ document/center.egov?view=item;id=8846/.Heartfelt support for fallen soldierIts kind of hard to find the words to capture the love and support shown Aug. 10 for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton, who was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 2. Many Largo and other area residents waited for an hour or longer for the funeral procession to make its way down Ulmerton Road that day. Hundreds of residents, carrying American flags of all sizes, lined the highway, especially in front of the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, unfazed by the stifling heat, to express their support for Sitton and his family. By all accounts, Sitton was a hell of a fine solider, and I hope the community continues to honor him at future events as we remember the sacrifices our troops have made for us. Kind of hard to keep a dry eye that day, as several friends of Sitton and his family shared stories about him. If there were any discussion about whether America should be sending its troops to Afghanistan, I didnt hear it and Im glad I didnt, pro or con. The gathering that day was an event I will never forget. Thats a promise.Ready for some football?Ive always enjoyed watching high school football practice because of the passion shown by the players and coaches for the game, even though they practice in the extreme heat. Recently, I shot photos of the Largo High School Packers run some drills. Caught up with defensive coach Jeremy Frioud, wearing his tattered straw hat and dispensing advice to players, with vigor. His quote says it all. I love these kids and I love the game and I will do it until I die, Frioud said. If I won the Powerball yesterday, Id still be here. Just in better clothes.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Email him at tgermond@TBNweekly.com Tom Germond Florida VoicesTom OHara
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The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment.Dr. Dale R. MonastPodiatric Physician & Surgeon Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons Its a jungle out therea mate to reproduce. It is actually blind as it lives mostly underground where it eats termites and ant larvae. It is about the size of an earthworm, but instead of being smooth it has snake scales. Remember that native snakes are extremely important in the ecosystem. Some provide good rodent control and all are a food source for other critters, so please let them live. A great resource about snakes can be found at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/ herpetology/fl-guide/online guide.htm. Or you can Google Florida snakes. Frogs are also very important in our ecosystem and are good indicators of environmental health. They love Floridas wet summers. Be on the lookout for highly invasive and damaging frogs such as Cuban tree frogs, which eat our native frogs. Since frogs can be quite vocal, it is sometimes easier to identify a frog by its croak or call. There is a really fun website where you can listen to a frogs call and see what it looks like. Visit either www.hillsborough. wateratlas.usf.edu/fln. Even easier, simply Google frog listening network or ifas frogs. Also showing up along with our heavy summer rains are millipedes and centipedes. When the soil gets saturated with water they must come up for air and sometimes they end up crawling inside our homes. They dont cause any damage other than possibly giving the resident a fright. They can be swept up and placed back outside. Make sure you have good weather stripping on doors, as this will help to keep them out of the house. Pesticides can also be applied. See this publication for more information: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig093 or Google ifas millipedes. At this time of year, invasive plants such as Brazilian pepper, potato vine, Lantana camera, torpedo grass, carrotwood, melaleuca and Australian pine are sprouting and growing like mad. Although you probably wont see the damage these cause in your own yard because you keep it mowed, these plants wreak havoc in native areas (especially wetlands) and parks. They can quickly overtake an area, disrupt the food chain, decrease the number and quality of species, change nutrient cycling and alter the habitat structure. They are also very expensive and time-consuming to try to control. Follow these guidelines to keep invasive species from spreading: Remove and treat all invasive plant species; never release aquarium fish and plants return them to an aquarium shop or donate them to a school; stop aquatic hitchhikers by cleaning your boat, propeller and gear before leaving a launch area; keep pets at home and indoors if you no longer want your pet contact a club or rescue group, or take it to the Humane Society; make sure all plants and produce brought into Florida are inspected for exotic pests or fruit flies. Remember that we have answers to your questions about things you may find or be curious about in our urban jungle. It is a fascinating place to explore, with an abundance of critters and plants to learn about. You can visit us in person at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, any Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call the Help Desk from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Or you can visit our frequently asked questions website at www.AskExten sion.org. Jane Morse is a UF/IFAS extension agent, Pinellas County. If you are seeing chewed frangipani leaves you probably have the tetrio sphinx or frangipani hornworm caterpillar feeding on them.Have you ever wondered what is wrong with this plant? or what is this insect, where did it come from and now what do I do? or oh my, what are these black, shiny, wormy looking things on the floor? We hear questions like these every day at the Lawn and Garden Help Desk, supported by the University of Florida and Pinellas County, and we can usually answer your questions free of charge. Recently, we have seen a rash of frangipani or plumeria rust fungus. This disease produces a mass of tiny pockets of rust colored spores on the undersides of the leaves. Infected leaves become yellow-spotted on top and fall off the tree. This disease is most commonly seen during the mid to late part of summer. Although it may look rather menacing it normally does not cause any serious problem for the plant. Since the leaves are getting ready to drop off for the fall anyway, spraying with a fungicide is usually not warranted. It is best to pick up or rake away any infected fallen leaves and dispose of them in the trash. This will help to reduce the amount of spores available to reinfest the tree at a later date. If you are seeing chewed frangipani leaves you probably have the tetrio sphinx or frangipani hornworm caterpillar feeding on them. This is a black caterpillar with yellow stripes that gets quite large and is usually seen here between July and September. Since leaves will be dropping soon why not let the caterpillar have them, as it helps to fertilize the ground with its frass. Several plant species such as lantana, chrysanthemum, gaillardia, bidens and aster are commonly attacked by blotch leaf miner in the summer. The symptom tends to look more like a disease than an insect, but spraying a fungicide will be a waste of time and money since it is an insect causing the browning. The leaf miner is a very tiny worm that feeds between the top and bottom layers of the leaf, so it is protected from insecticides applied to the surface of the leaf. It eats its way around in the middle of the leaf as it grows and causes the blotchy discoloration. It looks bad and it may cause a few leaves to drop off, but it is not really harmful to the plant. If you want to treat this problem it has to be done before the damage starts to show. If you have had this problem in the past and cant tolerate it, apply a systemic insecticide just before midsummer. Insecticides can only be applied to edible plants if they are listed on the label. Chilli thrips are having a heyday on several types of plants. Some of their favorites are roses, Indian hawthorn, sweet viburnum, snow bush, begonia, golden dewdrop. For pictures of thrips and the damage they can cause, as well as valuable tips on controlling them, go to mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/ lso/thripslinks.htm or Google IFAS chilli thrips. An unusual and very tiny black or dark brown Brahminy blind snake has been showing up lately, too. This snake originated in Asia and is able to self-fertilize, so it doesnt need Growing WiseJane Morse
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Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo Outstanding location! Directly on Intracoastal with open water views and gorgeous sunsets. Newer seawall, dock and boat lift. Opportunity for extensive remodeling and rebuilding. Exceptional Harbor Bluffs location. Listed at $599,000 and sold for $525,000.Julie FoldenColdwell Banker Belleair 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath/1 CG $109,900 SOLD Sits on Lake Seminole with pristine views. Every part of this home has been updated with lots of countertop room in the kitchen as well as a beautiful Florida Room right off the living area. Bonus room and wood burning fireplace.Tom CatoRealty Executives Adamo 2BEDROOM/2BATH/1CG $101,000 SOLD Move-in ready! Spacious floor plan offers a large living room, family room and open kitchen with walk-in pantry. Several updates throughout include new windows, cedar closet, upgraded electrical and inside utility. Great location is close to Seminole Recreation center.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo 2 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths $122,500 SOLD083012 FREE In-Home Evaluations 082312727-559-9559166 Clearwater-Largo Road, Suite 8, Largo, FL 33770www.SGDEX.com Wind and rain have plagued anglers for a couple of weeks now, and this weeks forecast looks pretty bleak with Isaac making its way through the gulf. If the track stays the way theyre calling it we will luck out as the majority of the strong winds will be blowing in an offshore direction, reducing the chance for major storm surge and beach erosion. Post-Isaac looks like it might be similar to Tropical Storm Debby in that the days following should be relatively calm, giving the waters a chance to clean up. Late last week we actually had some pretty decent weather for fishing; east winds allowed for near-shore waters to clean up and for the bait to stack up right against the shore. Pelicans could be seen working the swash channel aggressively as it has been loaded with small to mediumsized pilchards when the weather is right. Loading your bait wells with a few hundred of these little guys has been easy with a quarter inch cast net and can give you quite a few options. Targeting near shore structures and jetties we were able to catch flounder, trout and Spanish mackerel with good consistency. Full moon tides late week should set the stage for some good red fishing. Add in some extra water brought in by projected strong south winds and its time to beat those bushes. Like weve seen all summer, these full and new periods really have the reds pushing under the trees and the full moon especially has had them going on a strong feed the last couple of hours of the incoming tide and the first couple of hours of the outgoing tide. Best baits are cut pinfish and ladyfish chunks. Heres a tip: Try using a No. 2 split shot about 6 inches above your hook, this will ensure your bait stays where you put it. 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@TBNwe ekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772Wind, rain making for tough conditions in waterwaysCityoffersTurkey TrottrainingclassLARGOLookingforalittle extramotivationtorunthis yearsTampaBayTimesAnnual TurkeyTrot10K? Whetheryourgoaliscompetitiveoryouarelookingtoseta personalrecord,trainingforthe TurkeyTrot10KClassisdesignedtohelpyoureachyourindividualgoal. Registrationisunderwayfor theeight-weekclass,whichwill beheldattheHighlandRecreationComplex,400Highland Ave.Toprepareforthe10K(6.2mile)race,individualswilllearn properstretching,participatein grouprunsandwillbeprovided withtrainingplanstotakehome andfollowfortheremainderof eachweek. Theclassmeetsevery Wednesdayat6:30p.m.from Sept.26throughNov.21.The classwillconcludewiththe10K raceheldonThanksgivingDay, Nov.22. Registrationis$25foryouth residentsand$31.25foryouth nonresidents;$55foradultresidentsand$68.75foradultnonresidentsandincludesthe10K raceregistrationfee.Theclassis opentoallrunners,ages16and up.AcityofLargoRecreation Cardisrequired. Formoreinformationorto register,call518-3016.Run4theFish5Kset atWalsinghamParkLARGOTheFloridaGulf CoastCenterforFishingFoundationplanstheRun4theFish 5Kand1-milefunrunSaturday, Sept.15,atWalsinghamPark, Shelter8. The5Kracewillstartat7:30 a.m.,the1-milerunat8:45. Awardsandapost-raceparty willbeginat9a.m. Theregistrationfeeis$20for the5KbeforeSept.8and$25 afterward.Thefunrunis$12. ParticipantswillreceiveaTshirtandpost-raceparty. Awardswillbegiventomaleand femaleoverall,agegroupsand masters.ProceedsgotothenonprofitFloridaGulfCoastCenter forFishingFoundation,Heritage Village,andtheFloridaBotanicalGardens. TheraceispartofPinellas CountysCentennialCelebration WeekendSept.14-17.Apancake breakfastattheCenterForFishingwillbeavailablefor$5. Alinktotheregistrationform canbefoundatwww.centerforfishing.org/pinellas-county-centennial-celebration. TheFloridaGulfCoastCenter forFishingFoundationisanonprofitorganizationdedicatedto teachingchildrenaboutlife throughfishing,toprovidinga centerofactivityforthelocal marinecommunityandtocommemoratingthepast,present, andfutureoffishingonFloridas GulfCoast. Foradditionalinformation, contactJimat687-6948orstop bytheTheFloridaGulfCoast CenterforFishingandInteractiveMuseumlocatedat12211 WalsinghamRoad.Various trainingseminarsforadultsand childrenareconductedthere.Tourneybenefits youthranchesLARGOPinellasCounty SheriffBobGualtierischarity golftournamentisscheduledon Monday,Sept.24,attheBelleair CountyClub.Registrationopens at7:30a.m.withteetimeforthe shotgunstartat8:30p.m. ProceedsbenefittheFlorida SheriffsYouthRanches.For moreinformation,callCapt. MichaelCastineat464-6321or JosephineMattsonat582-6204.Tourneytohelp purchaselifejacketsTheinauguralFiremanJohn MemorialFishingTournament, heldSaturday,Sept.12,will benefitAllChildrensHospitalin supportofFloridaSafePoolsto purchaselifejacketsforchildren. Registrationis$35foradults and$15forthejuniordivision, forchildren14yearsoldand younger.Prizeswillbeawarded toadultsforfirst,secondand thirdplacetroutandredfish catchesandfirstandsecond placeinjuniors.Aprizealsowill begivenforthelongestladyfish. TomMerryweatherandDave Blanchardorganizedthecatchand-releasetournamentin honorofPinellasParkFirefighter JohnLitz.Litzwasanavidfisherman,whodrownedafterhe wasthrownfromaboatwhile fishingwithafriendinSeptember2011.Hewasnotwearinga lifejacket. Participantsmayfishfrom boatorland,intheGulfofMexicoorTampaBayatanytimebeforetheweighinat4p.m.,at theFatCatTavern,10608U.S. 19N.,intheTri-Cityplazain Clearwater. Participantsalsomustattend amandatorycaptainsmeeting Friday,Sept.14,6to8p.m.,at FatCatTavern.Duringthe meeting,theywillberegistered, receivetheirsponsorluresand measuringdevicesandgetinformationontournamentrules. Formoreinformation,contact Merryweatherat735-7304orat email@example.com.UPARCplans golftourneyBELLEAIRTheUPARC Foundationplansits12thannualChristineBondMemorialGolf ClassicThursday,Oct.18,noon, atBelleairCountryClub. Theformatisascramblewith puttingcontests,ahole-in-one challengeandotheropportunitiestowinprizes. Formoreinformation,call 797-8712.CrimeStoppers golfeventsetGULFPORTCrimeStoppers ofPinellasCountyplansits11th annualCrimeStoppersClassic GolfTournamentFriday,Oct. 12,atPasadenaYachtand CountryClub,6300Pasadena PointBlvd. Registrationstartsat11a.m. withashotgunstartat1p.m. Awards,dinneranddrawings willfollowthetournamentat5 p.m. Thecostis$100perplayer beforeAug.1and$125perplayerafterthatdate.Theeventfeatureslunch,aputtingcontest andhole-in-onechallenge,followedbyprizedrawings,asilent auction,awardsandabarbecue dinnerintheclubhouse. Formoreinformationonregistrationorsponsorships,goto www.crimestoppersgolf.com. Since2001,CrimeStoppersof PinellasCounty,Inc.hasbeena nonprofitorganizationthatpartnerswithourcitizens,themedia andlawenforcementtohelp solveandpreventcrimeinour community.Itsanonymoustip linecanbereachedbycalling1800-873-TIPS. ThePinellasCountySheriffs Officeemploysandhousesthe PinellasCrimeStoppersprogram administratorthroughagrant fromtheOfficeoftheAttorney GeneralCrimeStoppersTrust Fund.Notaxpayerdollarsare usedtofundCrimeStoppers.Rotaryplans RunAroundPierST.PETERSBURGTheinauguralRotaryRunAroundThe PierisSaturday,Sept.29,6 p.m. The5Kevent,whichissponsoredbytheSt.PetersburgSunshineRotaryClub,willstartand finishatAlbertWhittedPark, 480BayshoreDriveSE. Participantswillreceivewristbandsgoodforentryintoapostracepartywithplentyoffree beerandmusic. Theearlyentryfeeis$25and $30afterSept.9. Sponsorshipsalsoareavailablefor$750,$450and$250. Formoreinformation,contact JohnBrockatjcbrock7@hot mail.com. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com
Calendar of events12A Community Leader, August 30, 2012 080212Florida Center for Gastroenterology 727-544-1600 Arthur Berman, D.O. Michael Schulman, D.O. Steven Beljic, D.O. Marc Kudelko, D.O. Justin Nudell, D.O. 080212Offer Expires: 9-15-12 Offer Expires: 9-15-12 Offer Expires: 9-15-12 083012 Largo Womans Club, meets the first Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, Palms of Largo. Call Gloria Helms at 393-8149. Lions Clubs: Clearwater noon meets the first and third Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m. Call 386-5161. Clearwater evening meets the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Golden Coin Restaurant, 1844 N. Highland Ave. Call 216-3759. Largo meets on the first and third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Thirsty Marlin, 351 West Bay Drive. Call 586-4344. Largo Republican Club, meets third Mondays, 6 p.m., at Alfanos Restaurant, 1702 ClearwaterLargo Road, Belleair. Registration starts at 5:30. The evening includes dinner and an informative meeting with various speakers of interest to the community. Cost is $18 for dinner, tax and tip. To RSVP call 687-1318. Largo-Seminole Community Chorus, meets Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at Imperial Palms East Clubhouse, Largo. No audition is necessary; the group sings upbeat Broadway tunes, standards, inspirational and seasonal music. Call Melanie McWilliams at 393-4843. Madeira Beach Seniors Club, meets first Mondays, 1 p.m., at the Madeira Beach City Hall Auditorium. Meetings feature a guest entertainer or speaker and refreshments are served. The club also provides opportunities for seniors to travel as a group to various events and places at reduced rates. Seniors aged 50 and over are invited. Magic Keys Organ Club, meets third Saturdays, 1 p.m., November through April, at Bickley Park, 5640 Seminole Blvd. This social group gathers to listen to an organ program followed by coffee, cookies and social chatter. Call Jim at 398-3918. Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment, meets second Mondays, 7 p.m., at 1056 Jasper St., Largo. Call 392-2329. Masonic Lodge 291, Gulf Beaches, meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at 14020 Marguerite Drive, Madeira Beach. A breakfast is served to the public first Sundays, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 391-8073, visit www.gulfbeachlodge.org or email Secretary@gulf beachlodge.org. Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, meets second Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., November through April, at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th St. N. Joy Katcen Guthrey performs at February meeting. Call Wendy Risk at 572-9854. Minnesota Club, meets the first Wednesday of the month, October through April, at different restaurants. Call Marquetta Origer at 517-0874. The Moms Club of Largo meets monthly at the Largo Library and has weekly play groups. Visit MOMSClubofLargo@yahoo.com or email MOMS ClubofLargo@yahoo.com. Mothers and More of Largo/Seminole, meets last Mondays, 7 p.m., at Seminole Community Library, Room A, 9200 113th St. N. Email creative firstname.lastname@example.org. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Clearwater Chapter 259, meets for refreshments and socializing first Wednesdays (except July and August), 1 p.m., at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rep will cover FEHBP changes. Call 599-2031. National Association of Retired Federal Employees Largo-Seminole Chapter 845 meets monthly September through June, at Roskamp Auditorium, Freedom Square on the first Tuesday of the month. Parking is available in the Seminole Mall Parking Lot. Lunch is $8. It is not necessary to order lunch. However, you must call Freedom Square 398-0244 by Monday to make a reservation either way. The auditorium opens at 11:00 a.m. and the meeting starts at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Call Susan Tanner at 397-8232. Native New Yorkers of Tampa Bay, meets monthly on different Sundays at various locations. Call Arlyne Popick at 585-0992 or email ATP1946@yahoo.com. New Neighbors, meets first Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Kissin Cuzzins Restaurant, 28910 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. This is a womans group for meeting new friends, social activities and informative programs. Cost is $4.50 and includes dessert, beverage and program. Call 796-2006. Newcomers Club of Greater Dunedin, meets second Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at the Dunedin Golf Club. For information on the next meeting, call Sylvia Bock at 736-3253. North Pinellas County Democratic Club, meets second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at the Clearwater Countryside Library. Call Joyce at 5380043. Overeaters Anonymous, meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 East Druid Road, Clearwater; and Thursday, 7 p.m., at Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Call 800-544-6353. Palm Harbor Mens Barbershop Chorus, meets Mondays, 6:45 p.m., at the Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St. The 60-man chorus seeks tenors, leads, baritones and basses. Call 773-0049. Palm Harbor Newcomers Alumnae and Friends Club, meets first Thursdays, 11 a.m., at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 300 East Lake Fairway, Oldsmar. For reservations, call Pat at 786-2110. PINAWOR writers group, meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 N. Highland Ave., Largo. Members read their work and receive helpful critiquing from the other writers. Go to Pinawor.org. Pinellas Genealogy Society, family history workshops, meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., Largo Library, Jenkins Room. All visitors welcome. Phone 586-7410, or go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs.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 BlazeMeet Blaze, a 4-month-old male brown tiger-striped tabby who is sweet, handsome and playful. He loves human attention and can be a showoff at home. He gets along great with other cats and dogs. Blaze is currently being fostered by Save Our Strays, Inc. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped and tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Call 481-5262 or visit www.saveourstrays inc.com. AngeloAngelo is 5 years old, extremely sociable and lovable. He is a happy, strong-willed cat who loves to chase toys and be petted by anyone who will give him attention. Hes active, playful and deserves to be in a household that will give him the attention he needs to thrive as a great companion. Meet him at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 S.R. 599, Clearwater. Call 797-7722 or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.Pets of the Week
Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B August 30, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com Cabaret , Aug. 30 through Sept. 30, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. By overwhelming popular demand, freeFall Theatre will open its 2012-13 season with a remount of the Kander & Ebb classic, Cabaret. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Fridays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $46. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freeFalltheatre.com. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, the story focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with a young writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Celebrate Oldsmar, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive West, Oldsmar. Hours will be Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m. Oldsmar's annual extravaganza is the city's way of saying thank you to residents, businesses, visitors and event sponsors for making Oldsmar a great place. This year, the action will start Friday with a carnival of rides and games. The celebration will continue Saturday, with the carnival, inflatables, pony rides, Touch-a-Truck, food concessions and live music. Parking and admission are free. The Black Honkeys will perform on the amphitheater stage. There will be a fireworks display. Call 813-749-1260 or visit www.MyOldsmar.com. Bill Maher, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 7917400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.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. Gecko Fest, Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., in downtown Gulfport. Gulfports whimsical send-off to summer is a combination of Mardi Gras and a Renaissance festival boasting strolling street characters, stage musicians, performing artists and merchants with all types of weird and wonderful wares. The free event will include a walking parade starting at 6 p.m., roving characters provided by Your Total Entertainment and the Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Court. Live musical entertainment will be provided on two main stages from noon to 10 p.m. The confirmed band lineup includes Circle 4 Band, Tropical Disturbance, Casey Allen, The Paul Anthony Band, Bing Futch, The Wrenchers, The Noisemakers and Urban Gypsies. Costume contests will take place following the parade. The day culminates in Gulfports famous Street Dance at 8 p.m., featuring The Urban Gypsies. Visit www.Gulfportma.com, www.geckofest.com or call 322-5217. Sublime with Rome Saturday, Sept. 1, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Visit ticketfly.com. The show also will feature performances by Matisyahu, Cypress Hill, Dirty Heads and Pepper. Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh of Sublime and Rome Ramirez. Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:LawlessGenre: Drama Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan Director: John Hillcoat Rated: R Acclaimed director John Hillcoat delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, Lawless. Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurants fictionalized account of his family, The Wettest County in the World, the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A riveting, intense story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, Lawless is a rich addition to the American gangster canon. In the mountains of Franklin County, Va., the Bondurant brothers are the stuff of legend. The eldest, Howard (Jason Clarke), managed to survive the carnage of the Great War, but he returned home unmoored by what he had seen and done. His brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) nearly died from the Spanish Flu that took his parents. He beat back death with a quiet strength and ferocious, visceral invincibility that came to define him. Jack (Shia LaBeouf) is the youngest sibling, impressionable, sensitive, smart. Times are tough and jobs are scarce, but the Bondurants are entrepreneurs and have built a thriving local business by concocting an intense and popular brand of moonshine. But Franklin Countys bootlegging days are about to end with the arrival of Special Deputy Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) from Chicago. The new law Rakes brings is lethal and corrupt and will challenge everything the brothers have built and represent. But while the rest of the county gives in to Rakes ruthless crackdown, the Bondurants will bow to no one. As the family rallies to fight Rakes, the fraternal dynamic shifts. Jacks ambitions and enterprises alter the balance of power betweenOpening this weekendLawless follows bootlegging brothers; family battles evil in The Possession Photo by RICHARD FOREMAN JR./SMPSP/WEINSTEIN COMPANYShia LaBeouf stars as Jack and Mia Wasikowska as Bertha in Lawless. the brothers as he careens into manhood. Dreaming of expensive suits, fast cars and beautiful women, Jack starts his own bootlegging operation, with his friend Cricket (Dane DeHaan) helping him to soup up cars and build stills even against Forrests wishes. Jack starts to prosper, even selling his moonshine to Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman), the big city gangster he idolizes. 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The series will feature three symphonic concerts, including: Kansas, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Alan Parsons Live Project, Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Supertramps Roger Hodgson, Friday, March 22, 8 p.m. Tickets for all three concerts will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 1, noon. Reserved tickets for the Kansas with Rock Symphony concert are priced at $65 and $49. Reserved tickets for Alan Parsons Live Project with Rock Symphony and Supertramps Roger Hodgson with Rock Symphony are priced at $69 and $49. A special ticket package also will be available with all three concerts for $99. There is limited seating availability for the special package. For tickets, call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.KansasOne of Americas most successful rock bands with hits such as Dust in the Wind and Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas makes their Ruth Eckerd Hall debut with a spellbinding show. The band has produced eight Gold albums, three sextuble-Platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single. Beginning in the mid 1970s, Kansas has released more than a dozen studio albums including Kansas, 1974, Song for America, 1974; Masque, 1975; Leftoverture, 1976; Point of Know Return, 1977; Monolith, 1979; Audio-Visions, 1980; Vinyl Confession, 1982; Drastic Measures, 1983; Power, 1986; In the Spirit of Things, 1988; Freaks of Nature, 1995; and Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000.Alan ParsonsReturning to Ruth Eckerd hall for the first time since 2006, it was Alan Parsons genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon that brought him to the attention of the music world, but he has gone on to enjoy success as a producer, songwriter and performer. Working as assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, Parsons first emerged in the industry working on the Beatles LP Abbey Road. He went on to engineer projects for Paul McCartney, The Hollies and Pink Floyd. In 1975 he partnered with singer Eric Woolfson to create The Alan Parsons Project. Under this title, Parsons created some of his most memorable music, including singles such as Games People Play, Eye in the Sky, Dont Answer Me, Days Are Numbers and Stereotomy. The project released 10 studio albums between 1975 and 1987, including Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1976; I Robot, 1977; Pyramid, 1978; Eve, 1979; The Turn of a Friendly Card, 1980; Eye in the Sky, 1982; Ammonia Avenue, 1984; Vulture Culture, 1985; Stereotomy, 1986; and Gaudi, 1987. Since the breakup of the band, Parsons has released a string of solo albums including Try Anything Once, 1993; On Air, 1986; The Time Machine, 1999; and A Valid Path, 2004.Roger HodgsonThe legend is back on a worldwide tour that is selling out everywhere and his signature voice is stronger than ever. Gifted composer, lyricist and legendary voice of Supertramp, which he co-founded, Roger Hodgson is known for setting beautiful, introspective lyrics to upbeat melodies. Breakfast in America, Give a Little Bit and Dreamer are among his most recognizable hit songs. Hodgsons discography with Supertramp includes the studio albums Supertramp, 1970; Indelibly Stamped, 1971; Crime of the Century, 1974; Crisis? What Crisis?, 1975; Even in the Quietist Moments , 1977;REH announces symphonic rock concert seriesBreakfast in America, 1979; and Famous Last Words, 1982. After leaving Supertramp, Hodgson released his first solo album, In the Eye of the Storm, in 1984. The album generated the hit Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy). Hodgsons other solo efforts include the albums Hai Hai, 1987; and Open the Door, 2000.Dinner buffetA dinner buffet menu also will be offered prior to each concert performance in the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 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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. Moon Over Buffalo, Sept. 6 through Oct. 27, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Doors open at 4 p.m. for performances Friday through Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m. for matinees Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are $29.90 for buffet and show. For reservations, call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnerthe atre.com. In this screwball comedy set in 1953, traveling actors receive the opportunity of a lifetime when the famous film director Frank Capra wants them to be in his latest film. Hilarity ensues with a whirlwind of mistaken identities and a cast of off-beat but lovable characters. Pulp Fiction, Friday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Tickets are $5. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthe cap.com. Pulp Fiction is widely considered one of the most influential films of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino intertwines the lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangsters wife and a pair of diner bandits in four tales of violence and redemption. With an all-star cast featuring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis with cameos by Christopher Walken and Steve Bushemi this Oscar winning film pays homage to the traditions of many genres including film noir, campy B-horror flicks and American gangster and crime thrillers. A Night of Wine, Food and Fun, Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Showcase Arts Foundation, 2664 Enterprise Rd, Suite B1, Clearwater. Admission is a $25 donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Showcase Arts Foundation. This wine tasting dinner show will include a tasting of 10 exclusive PRP wines paired with four courses of gourmet treats from local area chefs. Guests also will be entertainment with live comedy styling skits from the Improv-ables. Seating is limited. Advance purchase is requested. To RSVP, call Carol Prokap at 239-410-8261 or email CallCarol4wine@aol.com; or call Lil Barcaski at 348-6682 or email email@example.com. Visit www.showcaseartsfoundation.org.Dunedin Opening reception, Friday, Sept. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Celebrating the opening of four new space-themed art exhibits, the reception will include refreshments, an artist talk and live music. The new exhibits include Intergalactic, Beam Me Up, My Favorite Martian and Blast Off. Admission is $5 for adults, free for DFAC members. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Intergalactic, Sept. 7 through Dec. 21, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. One of four exhibits designed to present an array of work gathered to reflect a broad, though singular theme, Intergalactic features an allmedia invitational. Artists from around the world take visitors out of this world. Extraterrestrials, black holes, lunar landscapes, celestial bodies what lies beyond this earthly realm or not? Either way, the skys not the limit for artists David Choi, Denis Gaston, Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, Shane Hoffman, Violet Hopkins, Masumi Kataoka, Andy Kehoe, Scott Listfield, Beili Liu, Sim Luttin, Timothy McMahon, Leah Pecoraro, Rene Rickabaugh, Isabell Schaupp, Sondra Sherman, Christel van der Laan and Marek Wyszomirski. DFAC galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. DLM Childrens Art Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for DFAC members and children 2 and younger. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Beam Me Up, Sept. 7 through Oct. 14, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. One of four exhibits designed to present an array of work gathered to reflect a broad, though singular theme, Houston-based video and photographic team Hillerbrand & Magsamen share contemporary interpretations of parenthood and family. It is life as we do not know it in Beam Me Up. DFAC galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. DLM Childrens Art Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for DFAC members and children 2 and younger. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. My Favorite Martian, Sept. 7 through Oct. 14, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. One of four exhibits designed to present an array of work gathered to reflect a broad, though singular theme, My Favorite Martian invites DFAC students, members and friends to reveal their inner aliens. DFAC galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. DLM Childrens Art Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for DFAC members and children 2 and younger. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. Blast Off, Sept. 7 through Aug. 17, 2013, at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. One of four exhibits designed to present an array of work gathered to reflect a broad, though singular theme, in Blast Off: The Final Frontier, the David L. Mason Childrens Art Museum casts its gaze to the stars with a trip to outer-space for the entire family. An exhibit of work from DFAC Summer Camp artists shares the same name, but occupies its own space in the Kokolakis Family Youth Gallery. DFAC galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. DLM Childrens Art Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for DFAC members and children 2 and younger. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org. DFACs Kids Art Fest, Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dunedin, the event will feature games, food and music. At 1 p.m., there will be an award ceremony for the young Blast Off artists. Admission is free. Call 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.Largo Two Weeks Time, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m., at Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N., Largo. The foursome formed earlier this year as an alternative/progressive rock outfit and have been active playing shows around the Tampa Bay area. Band members include Tyler Freeman, Logan Webb, Brenden Schlesinger and Matthew Coombs. Call 532-0265. Swing Dance, Saturday, Sept. 1, 7 to 11 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. This recurring event features dancing and socializing. Attendees will enjoy a free lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and a DJ dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Savoy Swing is the resident DJ. The center boasts a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Visit LargoCommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131. Cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 with no recreation card. Train Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Attendees may 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 visit LargoEvents.com. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Labor Day Poolside Picnic, Monday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. Attendees may bring the family and a blanket to enjoy their own picnic basket by the pool during the centers extended four-hour session. The event will include free chair massages in addition to family and friends discount admission. This will be the last public session of the season. Alcohol and glass will not be permitted. The snack bar will be open. Cost for a family (five person minimum) is $12 with a recreation card and $23 without a recreation card. Call 518-3018. Square Dancing, Friday, Sept. 7, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Attendees will spend the evening dancing to professional caller Allen Snell. Call 518-3131. Cost is $6. Stars & Stripes U.S.A. Spirit of America Show, Friday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Tickets are $23. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $35 which includes a full dinner buffet consisting of short ribs, chicken, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. Call 539-8371 or visit www.arm edforcesmuseum.com. This reenactment of a WWII 1940s event will feature the 19-piece 10 OClock Swing Band Orchestra featuring lead singer Ron Pond. The band is considered Floridas swing-ingest big band. Tribute performances will include Don Juceam as Frank Sinatra and Sir Darrell Cole as Nat King Cole. 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Mark Your Calendars No Coolers Allowed in General AdmissionLabor Day Weekend Bash OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS 50 Laps Mods Minis Street Stock Street Stock Fig. 8, Legends Bandolero Kids Minis Champ Cart Mini Cup Figure 8 Extravaganza School Bus Figure 8 Pro Figure 8 Street Stock Figure 8 Mini 8s Legends Bandolero Mini CupsRacing starts at 7pm both Nights GATES open @ 5pm/Regular Show Sept. 8, 2012 By LEE CLARK ZUMPEThe coming weeks will see performances by both local talent and national headliners, including concerts by Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson, Grand Funk Railroad and Toby Keith. Kicking off September will be Sublime with Rome Saturday, Sept. 1, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Visit ticketfly.com. The show also will feature performances by Matisyahu, Cypress Hill, Dirty Heads and Pepper. Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh of Sublime and Rome Ramirez. Vocalist and guitarist Ramirez had previously performed with Wilson and Gaugh occasionally, including YouTube's Raw Session and an attempted Sublime reunion. The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will return Thursday, Sept. 13, noon, at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. This years lineup includes Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Deuce, Redlight King and Candlelight Red. Legends of New Wave and synthpop partner for the Whip It to Shreds Tour, set for Sunday, Sept. 23, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $14. Visit ticketfly.com. Blondie and Devo will co-headline the show. Blondie veterans Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen will be playing the acclaimed songs from their most recent album Panic of Girls as well as the biggest hits from their storied four-decade career. Devo, who released their first studio album in two decades with 2010s highly praised Something for Everybody and have been touring since. Devo will mix up their set with their newer material and the classics. Original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale will take the stage with tour drummer Jeff Friedl rounding out the lineup. September also will see the return of a favorite series of outdoor concerts in Seminole. The citys 16th annual Music in the Park series will kick off Friday, Sept. 7, at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. The music will run 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Six concerts are planned, including the following in September: Aqua Groove, Friday, Sept. 7 Aqua Groove will perform. The members of Aqua Groove are influenced by the great horn bands Chicago and Tower of Power. They produce a sound that is rarely heard these days, describing themselves as a rock band with horns. The band's horn section adds depth, soul, and unmatched excitement to every song. Gypsy Wind, Friday, Sept. 14 Gypsy Wind will perform. Hailing from Pinellas County, Gypsy Wind's style can best be described as a blend of acoustic newgrass, bluegrass, folk, swing and jazz. Cristi Vale and Sequel, Friday, Sept. 21 Cristi Vale and Sequel will perform. Sandy Atkinson, Friday, Sept. 28 Sandy Atkinson will perform. The Tampa native began singing in school and church events when she was 5. These days, she embraces many musical genres such as blues, rock, soul, folk and jazz. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, Thursday, Sept. 13, noon Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert, Sunday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Brad Paisley with The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, Friday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre Shaun Hopper, Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400Music sceneSeptember concert headliners include 1980s New Wave icons Adam Ant, Blondie, Devoor visit www.atthecap.com.Crowbar Team Cybergeist, Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. Resurrection, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. The Ataries, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Tha Malah, Friday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m. The Crowbar is at 1812 17th St. N., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600 or visit www.crowbarlive.com.Hard Rock Caf Tampa Adam Ant, Thursday, Sept. 27, 9 p.m. Hard Rock Caf Tampa is at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-7625. Jannus Live The Hip Abduction, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Citizen Cope, Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Tribal Seeds, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Seether and Sick Puppies, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.Jolli Mons Grill Scotty Lee and the Treble Hooks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. The Soundwaves Band, Friday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Bottoms Up Band, Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Gatortooth, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Brian Caudill, Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Kayla Lee and Trigger City Trio, Saturday, Sept. 23 Charlie Morris Band, Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill is at 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Visit www.jol limonsgrill.com. The Local 662 Jack Grishams Lost Soul featuring the music of T.S.O.L and The Joykiller; Sunday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Supersuckers, Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Guttermouth, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Chris Isaak, Sunday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. The Go-Gos, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Stevie Nicks, Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Orpheum The Green, Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Aer, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1902 14th St. (Republica de Cuba), Ybor City. Call 813-248-9500.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Denise Moore and Then Some, Sunday, Sept. 2, 3 p.m. Nate Najar, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Whitney James, Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.The Ritz Ybor Kendrick Lamar with Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Metric, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-2472518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson, Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Fiona Apple, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Honey Island Swamp Band, Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Wholetones with Loves It, Friday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Woody and the Nutcrackers, Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists and Backwater Blues Band, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Damon Fowler, Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. The Hip Abduction, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Nonpoint, Saturday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Otep, Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. In This Moment, Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. (Hed) P.E., Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Kamelot, Monday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Built to Spill, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Strung Out, Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Arrested Development, Friday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Yelawolf, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Off!, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com.The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Il Volo, Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Tony Lucca, Monday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.USF Sun Dome Elton John, Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Florence and the Machine, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. The Sun Dome is at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-9743004. Photo courtesy of ANNE LEIGHTON MEDIAIan Anderson, center, and his band mates bring the TAAB Live tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall Sept. 23. Pictured are, from left, David Goodier, bass guitar; Scott Hammond, drums; Ryan O'Donnell, vocals and warehouse broom; Ian Anderson, flute, vocals and acoustic guitar; John O'Hara, piano and Hammond organ; and Florian Opahle, electric guitar. Photo courtesy of WMEThe Band Perry performs Sept. 28 at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of WME ENTERTAINMENTChris Isaak performs Sept. 16 at The Mahaffey in St. Petersburg.Photo courtesy of RAZOR & TIE PUBLICITYP.O.D. plays Sept. 13 at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 3BSafety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. The Premiere Harbor Cinema film series presents the newest film releases on the big screen in the library. The featured presentation will be The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served. Call 724-1525, ext. 112. Heart and Soul Cinema, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Part of the librarys free Sunday afternoon film series, the film to be shown is based upon the true story of artist who was born with cerebral palsy and learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb his left foot. There will be an introduction prior to the movie as well as light refreshments. Call 724-1525, ext. 112. Book Talk Bonanza, Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 to 3 p.m., at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor. Four local writers will discuss their works and have their newest works available for sale and signing. This months featured authors include science fiction writer E. Rose Sabin, inspirational writer Miriam Hill, adventure and crime author Ray Weaver and poet Bill Boden. Call 724-1525, ext. 112.St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue Car and Truck Show, Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the 300-400 block of Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach. Hosted by the Corey Area Business Association, the judged show is open to all years, makes and model. Entry fee is $15. Registration are being accepted. Registration ends one week before the show. More than 60 awards will be up for grabs. The show will run rain or shine. For registration and show information, call 547-8082 or visit www.pre miumcarshows.com.St. Petersburg Cabaret, Aug. 30 through Sept. 30, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. By overwhelming popular demand, freeFall Theatre will open its 2012-13 season with a remount of the Kander & Ebb classic, Cabaret. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees will be Fridays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $46. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freeFalltheatre.com. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, the story focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with a young writer, Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Frulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. And overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub which serves as a constant metaphor for the tenuous and threatening state of late Weimar Germany throughout the show. Reprising his critically acclaimed role as the Emcee will be David Mann, the director of acting studies at Blake School of the Arts. Local stars Roxanne Fay, John Lombardi and Larry Alexander will also return, along with Sorensen. Lauren Wood from Sarasota will join the cast as Fraulein Kost, and headlining in the role of Sally Bowles is actress Jennifer Byrne, whose New York credits include the original cast of Evil Dead: the Musical and the revival of The Pirates of Penzance. Eric Davis, freeFalls award-winning artistic director, helms the production. Super Summer Fun Night Season Finale: Tacky Prom, Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Attendees are encouraged to get their favorite dress, cumber-bund and matching dancing shoes for the tackiest prom night ever. The party will feature dance music with DJ Rob Morey. Suggested donation is $5 at the door. Call 895-6620 or visit www.studio620.org. The Art of Music summer jazz series, Friday, Aug. 31, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. The featured artist will be Stolen Idols. The series presents some of the best jazz in the area. Admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum. Call 896-2667. The musicians perform in the glass conservatory. Listeners can mingle on the terrace overlooking the bay. The MFA Caf is open and a cash bar is available. Denise Moore and Then Some, Sunday, Sept. 2, 3 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.spcollege.edu/palladium/. Fronted by Denise Moore, the popular chanteuse influenced by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Diana Krall and Norah Jones, this ensemble brims with sultry energy, invention and rhythmic poise. Denise Moore and Then Some will offer a sophisticated repertoire that will delight fans of blues, jazz, swing and samba music alike. Letters Sept. 8 through Oct. 5, at the eve-N-odd gallery, 645 Central Ave., No. 11, St. Petersburg. Letters, Jennifer Koshareks fifth annual mail art show, will showcase this littleknown underground art movement. The collection ranges from add and passes, visual poetry, postcards and even handwritten letters from all over the globe. Mail art was founded by Bern Porter and Ray Johnson and has been the heart of the underground art movement since the 1950s.