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Firefighters resign over handgunThree Largo firefighters didnt report 9 mm Glock turned into fire station Opening this weekFBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldnt be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord in The Heat, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. Also opening is White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. . P a g e 1 B ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE POLICE BEATContractors arrested in stingThe Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection announced results from a sting June 21 aimed at cracking down on unlicensed contractors. In all, nine individuals were arrested and charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of unlicensed contracting and nine felony counts of failure to secure workers compensation insurance. . P a g e 5 A COUNTYDrug court restarts diversion programWith newly allocated funding by the Florida Legislature becoming available on July 1, Pinellas Adult Drug Court has restarted its diversion program that allows some felons to choose treatment over time in Floridas prison system. . P a g e 6 A By JULIANA A. TORRESThis year, the Pinellas County team that convenes to analyze domestic violence cases that end in death decided to take a different approach in the publication of their findings. The factors surrounding fatal cases of violence between intimate partners hasnt changed much. In 70 percent of the cases theyve analyzed over the years, the couples friends, family, co-workers or neighbors knew about the violence but didnt know what to do about it. And then it was too late, and their loved one, friend or acquaintance was dead at the hands of their abuser. That statistic in particular frustrates the fatality review team of the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force, a team that has been trying to identify patterns in order to prevent more fatal cases, year after year, since 2000. Their annual report for 2012, released this month, is designed with laypersons in mind instead of the professionals who are working on the front lines of domestic violence every day. Were continuing to feel like we can talk to professionals over and over and over again about this issue and they get it, but if the everyday person on the street doesnt understand how to help their friend, their neighbor, their co-worker when this issue arises, then were not really preventing domestic homicide, are we? said Frieda Widera, chairwoman of the fatality review team and victim advocate for Largo Police Department. In fact, 2012 was one of the worse years for domestic fatalities in Pinellas County. Their intimate partners killed 13 people last year, the highest number in more than a decade. Statistically, domestic violence has accounted for 18 percent of the homicides reported in Pinellas County over the years. But in 2012, those 13 deaths were 29.5 percent of murders reported countywide on the Believe, Speak and ActCounty moves ahead with water fee New funds will help pay for stormwater systems ... Page 7A. Also, make your Fourth of July plans with events in Largo and beyond ... Page 2B.American Idol finalist stops in Largo to visit summer campers Volume XXXV,No. 49 June 27, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attor ney and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com032113 $49FIRST MASSAGE*$59FIRST FACIAL* 10609 Ulmerton Rd. In Front of Home Depot (727) 581-6500M a s s a g e E n v y c o m F r a n c h i s e s A v a i l a b l e C o n v e n i e n t H o u r s Open 7 Days: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm*See clinic for details. Massage Envy Franchising. LLC. MM#20181020713Largo 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/31/13062013 20% OFF All Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/31/13Basic Pedicure Manicure w/Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 7/31/13FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 7/31/13SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFFLargo contractor, activist dies at 82 By JULIANA A. TORRESTALLAHASSEE Norman Lyell Barringer, retired building contractor, longtime Largo community supporter and father to former Florida Secretary of State Sandra Mortham, died at midnight in Tallahassee June 23, 2013. He was 82. If the family man with 15 great-grandchildren had one regret, it was that he never moved back to Largo, his daughter said. The one thing he wanted to do was to come back. He hadnt been able to because of health and so forth, Mortham said. I think his heart never left Largo. The critical health trouble for Barringer started 24 days before his death. The octogenarian, known for his indomitable work ethic, was in the backyard working on a project he really shouldnt have been doing, when he fell, Mortham said. He developed a hematoma and underwent brain surgery, but died from complications. In the big scheme of things, its the way he would have wanted it, because he was doing what he liked, she said. Throughout his life, Barringer was always willing to help. If there was a project that required some construction, he was always Johnny-on-the-spot, giving the help that they needed, Mortham said. She remembered her father smack in the middle of the creation of elaborate haunted houses during her and her siblings elementary school days. Barringer was very active with the Largo Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Largo Jaycees and Kiwanis club. As an activist, he supported many Largo projects, from the bicentennial celebration to the Largo Public Library. Mortham described her father as kind of feisty, warm and very friendly. Everybody liked him, she said. He was easy to talk to.Team works to end fatal domestic violence cases By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Two Largo firefighters resigned and one was suspended in the wake of an internal investigation involving a loaded handgun turned into Station 40. The 9mm Glock 26, complete with a loaded 32-round magazine, was found by a lawn service crew in a ditch along Whitney Road and Shoreline Drive June 10, according to the citys investigation report. That afternoon, an anonymous worker rang the doorbell of Station 40, at 2990 Whitney Road, and gave the gun to firefighter/paramedic Lewis Bradford. He told Bradford that he had called police but they never came, and he couldnt wait for them any longer, Bradford would later explain. But Bradford didnt call law enforcement that day to report the gun. Per city policy, firearms and weapons are not permitted around city facilities, including fire stations. Instead, Bradford donned medical gloves and showed the gun to his fellow firefighters when they woke from a nap, the investigation revealed. Look what I got, Bradford said, displaying the gun to firefighter/paramedic Mike Ledford, who was acting lieutenant at the station, and firefighter/EMT Brad Lonkey. According to Lonkeys statements, Bradford speculated Norman Lyell Barringer See BARRINGER, page 4APinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force offers the following tips to residents who want to help stop domestic violence in their community. Believe its a community problem that affects and kills women still. Believe when women speak up and believe there is a solution. Encourage women to speak up and listen to them. Speak on behalf of women who are being abused. Act to empower victims and help them leave. Act to build communities that are conscious of local resources to help domestic violence victims. For more specifics, download the annual report on domestic violence fatalities at bit.ly/16wVtXR. Florida Department of Law Enforcements uniform crime report. Also disturbing was the fact that in five of those homicides, the partner took his own life as well as his loved ones. In all of our time looking at cases, weve not had five cases that were homicide-suicides in a year, Widera said. We cant really explain it. But its certainly a concern when we go from having one or two homicide-suicide cases in a year to five in a year. Unfortunately, the prevalence of domestic violence in Pinellas County is not unique. The World See DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, page 4A See FIREFIGHTERS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . .8, 10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .11, 13A County . . . . . . . . . . .4-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Outdoors . . . . . . . . .14-15A Pets of the week . . . . . . . .14A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSDebra SaundersPresident learns from Egypt and Libya events, columnist says. P a g e 1 2 A Capturing a legacy of loveThis years Miss Largo works to help children deal with Alzheimer's in their familygling and really create awareness for programming what I was building, she said. After graduating from the University of Florida, Stacey moved back to Pinellas County where she had grown up. She started a graduate program in strategic communications at the University of South Florida. She currently works as a marketing director for a financial planning company. And in February, Stacey was crowned Miss Largo. She will compete in the Miss Florida Pageant in St. Petersburg in July. She deferred her graduate studies for a semester, but just working a fulltime job and advancing Legacy of Love takes a lot of time. But her efforts with the nonprofit never feels like work, she said. Its an outlet for me, just as much as it is for the families and the kids that I work with. It does just as much for me as it does for them, she said. Stacey has been building the program slowly, giving herself time to try out what activities and conversation starters work with children. For teenagers, she shows a video to introduce the idea. The scrapbook activity helps them discover their loved ones history. For the younger children, resented her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and was named first runner up. Aside from enjoying her first beauty pageant experience, Stacey realized that the Miss America organization could help promote Legacy of Love and highlight her efforts to help the Alzheimers community. When I made it my platform, it just really opened up so many opportunities for me to meet new families who were strugSee LEGACY, page 4APhoto courtesy of OLIVIA STACEYAbove, Miss Largo Olivia Stacey reads Whats Happening to Grandpa? a story that helps her introduce how Alzheimers disease can affect childrens family members during a Legacy of Love workshop. Staceys nonprofit helps children cope with the disease through education, discussion and the creation of a scrapbook that memorializes their loved ones life. By JULIANA A. TORRES LARGO Olivia Stacey used to be one of the youth shes now trying to reach through her nonprofit, Olivias Legacy of Love. When Stacey, now 23, was in fourth grade, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. I really feared that she wouldnt know who I was and she wouldnt remember the relationship that we had, she explained. I wanted to create something that would honor her legacy but also create something that would help me cope with the changes that were happening. Stacey started going through her house, looking for photos, mementos and recipe cards that memorialized her grandmother. Stacey and her mother enjoyed scrapbooking as a family activity. It was a natural fit to create one for her grandmother. The process helped her family and later, when her grandmother moved into an assisted living facility and continued to lose her memory, the book benefited her directly. When she got to the point where she couldnt tell stories about herself, the book told those stories for her, Stacey said. I saw then how that book was able to spark a connection between medical practitioners and nurses. By then, Stacey was growing up and realized that she could help other families in the same way. She began to hone the concept of the program, as well as her own knowledge, with other professionals and those studying the disease. Her idea was to host workshops for children where she would talk to them about the disease and emphasize to them that their grandparent, or sometimes a parent, still loved them, despite their actions. Then, she would lead them in the creation of their own scrapbook. Through talking to people in the Alzheimers community, I realized that there wasnt a program like this. That was a little bit surprising to me, Stacey said. I realized the potential this had. Since 2011, Legacy of Love has been introduced at 45 different healthcare facilities, schools and community organizations. Stacey has personally spoken to more than 5,000 people, many of them children, about the impact of Alzheimers disease on families. The program really took off in 2011 after Stacey competed in the Miss University of Florida pageant, a Miss America preliminary competition. At the suggestion of a friend who knew she needed scholarship money for graduate school, Stacey repTampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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FREEPARKING FREE PARKINGFacebook/66streetfleamarketIndoor Market 20,000 sq. ft.062713Rain or Shine!OLD FASHIONED FLEA MARKET Storefronts for Rent starting at only $400/month! Indoor Booths only $25/wknd Outdoor Patio Booths FRIDAYS FREE! Sat./Sun. Only $5/day B-21-Janies Chair Massage Neck & Shoulder Massage B11 & 24 Home Decor & More, Youve Got Class...Ive Got Quality! B2Busy Hands, Warm Hearts: Embroidery, Handmade Items Tons of Deals! LARGO The city of Largo is taking a step to grow healthy kids through nutrition, wellness and activity in summer camp programs this year. Sports camps are jam-packed with fitness and health related activities. Each week, campers will participate in physical activity, learn about healthy habits and participate in activities that reinforce and apply the fundamentals of team sports. Indoor soccer camp, for ages 8 to 14, is July 1-5, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy, 611 Commerce Drive W., Largo. This camp also will be held Aug. 12-16. Basketball camp, for ages 8 to 13, is July 8-12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Campers will learn drills and games to increase their skill level. Basketball camp also will be offered Aug. 5-9. Baseball/softball camp, for ages 8 to 14, is July 15-19, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Largo Sports Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Campers will learn the proper techniques for hitting, fielding and base running. Flag football camp, for ages 8 to 14, is July 22-26, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Largo Sports Complex. Campers will focus on fun through instruction and games. Register early as summer camps are filling up fast. For more information on all Largo summer camps, visit LargoCamps.com or call 518-3125 or 518-3016.American Idol finalist visits campers at Southwest ComplexLARGO In town for the release of his debut single, Her Crazy American Idol finalist DeAndre Brackensick stopped by Largos Southwest Recreation Complex to sing for campers and talk to them about his experience on the show June 19. Brackensick, who finished eighth in season 11 of American Idol, answered questions, posed for photos, signed autographs and sang with campers, who were thrilled to meet him. DeAndre was enthusiastic and engaging with the campers and was one of the most humble young men he has met, said Andre Jones, camp leader at Southwest Recreation. The highlight of DeAndres visit was when he sang along with the kids, some of whom competed in Largos own Teen Idol Competition. Brackensick hosted a free release party on June 19 at the Museum of Science and Industry. He also made appearances throughout the Tampa Bay Area including the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Petersburg, Springhill Community Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Her Crazy debuted June 4. Photos courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOAt left, American Idol finalist DeAndre Brackensick speaks with campers at Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo June 19. Above, Brackensick signs autographs for campers. Visit www.TBNweekly.comCelebrate Fourth of July in Largo and beyondLARGO Come see one of the best firework shows in Pinellas County at the city of Largos free Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Enjoy a DJ, activities and food, with a fireworks display at about 9:15 p.m. Limited on-site parking will be available for $5. Park and walk from Largo Middle School and Largo High School. Do not park in surrounding neighborhoods. No alcohol, coolers, pets, personal fireworks or sparklers will be permitted. Community Event Friends, who have helped to support this event, will be on display in the park on the night of the event. Presenting sponsors are Hampton Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Additional sponsors are Pinch A Penny, Creative Contractors and Biltmore Construction. LARGO A patriotic celebration featuring the Gospel music of God's Country will be presented Wednesday, July 3, at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The event will feature a night of patriotism, prayer, and praise. The evening starts at 5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Center with a traditional barbecue. At 6:45 p.m., attendees will head into the Worship Center for a night of praising God and celebrating how much He's blessed the United States. Other than the dinner, the whole event is free. For information, call 595-3421.ClearwaterClearwater Celebrates America will be Thursday, July 4, 4 p.m., at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. The Bright House Clearwater Celebrates America event will feature the largest fireworks show in Tampa Bay. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Kids can join Radio Disney at the Natalies Juice Kids Zone from 5 to 9 p.m. This free event will feature games, performers, mascot parade and more. Attendees can celebrate Independence Day as the Mostly Pops Orchestra featuring the Wilsons perform at 7:30 p.m. The night will conclude with the Clearwater Gas Sparks the Sky fireworks display, set for 9:30 p.m. For information, visit www.myclearwater.com/events. For more Fourth of July events throughout Tampa Bay, see page 4A. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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General admission tickets are $15, and reserved seats are $17. All tickets at the door on the night of the show will be $18. For advance tickets, call the club at 536-0412 or the Community Center..Black Box presents show with a trivia twistLARGO Black Box Theater Productions presents So You Think Youre A Movie Buff by the Gypsy Stage Repertory Company, July 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Enjoy a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic oneliners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist. Follow along and answer questions like name the movie, the actors, characters name, movie theme song and more. People with the most correct answers win prizes. The show contains some adult content, dark humor and adult language. The show is not recommended for children 15 and younger.Weekly events S q u a r e d a n c i n g : Fridays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Spend the evening dancing country-style to professional caller Allen Snell. The cost is $6. S w i n g d a n c i n g : Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Float and watch a movieLARGO The summer brings Flick N Float Family Movies on Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26 at the Southwest pool. Themed games and activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with the movies beginning at dusk, at around 9 p.m. The cost is $4 with a Largo recreation card and $5 without one. Bring your favorite float or chair from home to watch the Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs, prize giveaways and food from a featured restaurant sponsor will be available while supplies last. Lifeguards will be on duty during the events.Hunt for treasure at the poolLARGO The city of Largo will host Splashs Treasure Hunt on July 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Southwest pool. Children are invited to look for hidden treasure all over the aquatic facility. Hunts are divided by age group: 2 to 4 years, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years. Hot dogs will be given away throughout the event, while supplies last. All ages can take advantage of a special four-hour swim session and visit with Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Pirates. The cost is $3 with a Largo recreation card and $5 without one. Rotary club to host car showLARGO The Rotary Club of Largo will present the inaugural Cruisin the Park charity car and truck show Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive in Largo. The show is open to all classic and custom cars and trucks. A total of 85 trophies will be awarded. Registration is $20 the day of the show. Spectator parking and admission is free. The event will feature fun for the entire family, with activities for children, specialty vendors and cash raffles. Food and drinks will be available. The car show will take place rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the Rotarys Camp Florida, a 21-acre nonprofit camp for children with special needs and challenges. The Rotary Club of Largo is looking for sponsors for the show, as well as raffle prizes and cash donations. Make checks payable to the Rotary Club of Largo Foundation, P.O. Box 578, Largo, FL 33779-0578. Walker Ford and DuPont Registry are current sponsors of the event. For more Information, visit www.largorotary.com, email info@largorotary.com. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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4A County Leader, June 27, 2013Barringer was 23 when he moved to Largo in 1953 with his wife, Ruth, and their then two children. The native of Erie, Pa., had decided to start a building business with his father in the warmer climate of Florida. Together, the father and son built more than 100 Treasure Homes. Barringer Builders continued as a successful construction company for 36 years. The Barringers built mostly houses, many of them custom homes. That was the boom of the transition of Largo, Mortham said. I think his buildings had an impact, certainly in the housing market. Barringers architectural fingerprints are still present in the Largo community. The Barringer Building is a professional complex that he built at 152 Eighth Ave. SW in Largo. In 1987, the then-new Largo Chamber of Commerce building was dedicated in honor of the Barringers. Mortham said her family discovered the existence of the Barringer Subdivision in Largo only after her father mentioned it while in the hospital. The subdivision is in the southwest section of the city, where the Barringers began building homes. It was clearly named after them for having built all the homes in that little area, Mortham said. Norman and Ruth Barringer also owned and operated two flower shops. Norman Barringer passed his tireless work ethic on to his four children, Mortham said. He influenced my life phenomenally because he was probably the hardest worker that Ive ever seen, she said. He never complained (and) didnt really take vacations. He also was a huge cheerleader for Mortham as she ran for Largo commissioner, then state representative and finally Florida secretary of state. Her campaigns piqued his interest in politics. Up here in Tallahassee, even though he was older, he stayed pretty involved in politics, knew everything that was going on with most every candidate, Mortham said. The Barringers were married 55 years before Ruth died in 2004, after struggling with various health problems. Norman Barringer lived with family in Tallahassee until he married Mildred Kelly in August 2006. He was grateful for six years he shared with Mildred, the family stated. The couple attended Gospel Light Baptist Church. Barringers family and his dog, Champ, were the pride and joy of his life. Barringers family had grown to seven grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandson. Along with them, he is survived by his wife; his sister, Marilyn Lowery of Largo; daughters Karen Norton of Largo, Carol Barringer and Mortham, both of Tallahassee. Among those who preceded him are his son, Norman L. Barringer Jr. of Largo, and granddaughter Indi Marie Barringer of Largo. His family will hold a memorial service Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m., at Gospel Light Baptist Church, 3415 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee. A reception will follow the service. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to All Childrens Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 3142, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-3142. BARRINGER, from page 1AHealth Organization announced June 20 that intimate partner violence affects 30 percent of women worldwide, citing the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women. The study found that their intimate partners in fact killed 38 percent of all women who were murdered globally. The fatality review team has reviewed 114 reviews cases since 2000 and 11 in 2012. The team isnt able to analyze each case until it closes, usually after the case makes its way through the courts as prosecutors try to convict the responsible party. Most of the time were looking at cases that are three or four years old. It takes us many years to really be able to see a pattern or trend, Widera said. The exception is homicide-suicide cases that dont have to be pursued in court. The team has already reviewed two of the cases from last year. The first case occurred in April 2012, when 35year-old James Wolski, a firefighter for Pasco Fire Rescue, shot his wife, Stacie Wolski, 40, and then himself in the parking lot of a Largo Walgreens, according to Largo police. In March 2012, Eugene Agbebaku, 33, shot his wife, Ingrid Agbebaku, in Clearwater before turning the gun on himself, according to media reports. Widera said the team statistically couldnt pinpoint any specific factor that seems to turn one domestic violence death into two. There really do not seem to be any ... patterns or trends that are different in the homicide-suicides than in the other cases, she said. Theres nothing that stands out for us. The team meets every other month and reviews two cases. In June, they reviewed a 2008 Largo case that took some time to make it to court and the 2011 case in which Darlene Mayfield, 59, was suffocated by her husband, David Ernst, and left in a bathtub to decompose for weeks. Ernst, now 47, of Indian Rocks Beach pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in jail in February. In the 2008 case, Joseph Keeler, 44, was convicted of killing his wife Lisa Keeler, 76, and sentenced to life in jail without parole. Widera said an age gap between the murdered and their assailant is a trend that is particular to Pinellas County. Weve seen it in a lot of cases. We dont know why its there, but its there, Widera said. The team looks for a variety of other factors: whether the victim had been trying to leave his or her partner, if there is any criminal history from either party, any previous threats to harm or kill and whether those threats involved a weapon of some kind. They want to know if the victim sought help at a domestic violence center and if and how law enforcement handled any past reported violence between the couple. Within an hour, the team hears from the detective who investigated the death, any domestic violence professionals who worked with the couple, perhaps a representative from the health department and whoever was involved in the potential court case. For many of us who have been sitting at that table for a long time, as the review is happening and details come out, little check marks go off in our heads, Widera explained. By the end of the review, the team lists patterns they noticed and tries to define any intervention or prevention opportunities that were missed. Sometimes, the team can pinpoint the fact that one of the partners witnessed domestic violence while in foster care as a child and recognize that they never received any counseling to deal with that. Those are the harder ones, Widera said. But we like to look at it, because if theres a way to learn what we can do to prevent cases, then ultimately we will help our society. But the patterns and trends have been pretty consistent year to year. And so this year, the teams report is filled with less statistics and more tips on how the everyday person can help if they see domestic violence occurring to a loved one. To download the fatality review teams report from the city of Largos website, visit bit.ly/16wVtXR. The report also is available at the National Fatality Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, along with the reports from communities nationwide, at www.ndvfri.org. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, from page 1A Mahaffey Theater to host Miss Florida PageantST. PETERSBURG For the ninth consecutive year, the city of St. Petersburg will host the Miss Florida Pageant when 47 contestants arrive July 6 to begin a week of competition and appearances. The pageant will conclude with the crowning of Miss Florida 2013 on Saturday, July 13, at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. Tickets start at $40 for one night of preliminaries; and $85 for the finals night of competition. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida Pageant preliminaries. Friday, July 12, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Outstanding Teen preliminaries. Saturday, July 13, 4 p.m. Miss Florida Outstanding Teen finals. Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. Miss Florida 2013 finals. More than $50,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to this years Class of 2013. The week will kick off with the contestants attending the July 6 Tampa Bay Rays game vs. the Chicago White Sox and the first pitch tossed by Laura McKeeman, Miss Florida 2012. Also taking place that week is Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen contest. Thirty-seven young women vying for the 2013 title will arrive in St. Petersburg on July 10. The winner will continue and compete for Miss Americas Outstanding Teen in August. Mary Sullivan, executive director of the Miss Florida Pageant, said 120 Sunshine Princesses and Princes, children who are selected by a contestant and mentored during her year of service, will accompany the titleholders for both competitions. We are very thrilled to return to St. Petersburg for a great week of pageantry, Sullivan said in a press release. Our first class venue combined with the areas many attractions will delight the families, directors, volunteers and friends who will be in town supporting their favorite contestants, one who will become Miss Florida 2013 and, quite possibly, Miss America 2014. LEGACY, from page 1Atheir scrapbook is more of a tribute to how they feel about their grandparent. Stacey asks them to bring in photos and mementos and encourages them to share favorite memories. Stacey also found a childrens book on the topic of Alzheimers disease. In Whats Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver, the main character helps preserve her grandfathers legacy through a scrapbook. By happenstance, its a perfect introduction to her program. When I read it, it really touched me because it reminded me of myself and what Im trying to do, Stacey said. The book helps the children identify with their own feelings. Some of them, I think, are very lost and confused, she said. Its such an emotionally charged disease. There can be so many complex situations. Stacey helps the children understand that when their grandparent is yelling at them or acting strangely, its not his or her fault. After working with the children for a few sessions, Stacey said the children start to recognize the symptoms of the disease and tell her, I know shes not angry at me, shes angry at Alzheimers. When kids say things like that, thats when you realize its making a difference, Stacey said. They can say, I know now, and it helps me, and I dont get as upset because I know its not what shes meaning to do. Shes just confused. More and more children and teens, especially in strained economic times, are helping their families care for their loved one who has Alzheimers disease, helping to prepare meals and spend time with their grandparent, Stacey said. Children need a support system too. Staceys mother, Tricia Stacey, is a third-grade teacher at Brooker Creek Elementary School and has been an invaluable asset in helping her daughter develop appropriate materials for all ages. Stacey adopts the Legacy of Love program to fit different times and space availability. She tries to head a workshop personally about once a month, but is working to give Legacy of Love a presence across the state of Florida and eventually nationwide. To that end, she is recruiting volunteers with personal or professional experience with Alzheimers to head new workshops in different areas. Legacy of Love also offers a ready-made packet of information and materials available for download to anyone who wants to head a workshop. Stacey envisions different Legacy of Love chapters across the country. Stacey works to provide as much of the scrapbooking supplies herself or through donations and sponsorships. Ideally, she would like to secure a chain crafting store as a sponsor, create an official Legacy of Love scrapbook whose proceeds could go to the Alzheimers Foundation of America and give each child she speaks to a copy of Whats Happening to Grandpa? I have a lot of ideas, she admitted. I want to take it one step at a time to really make sure that each step is the most meaningful it can be. Seven years after official diagnosis, Staceys grandmother passed away from the disease. Olivias Legacy of Love, which has a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, has been cathartic for her. She was very close to her grandmother, who attended her every dance recital, every performance, every practice. Im able to still honor her in what I do, Stacey said. A lot people are scared of the disease and at first, can be in somewhat denial. So its helpful to have that experience of living through it. For updates about Olivias Legacy of Love, visit www.facebook.com/LegacyofLoveOrg or twitter.com/LegacyofLoveOrg.Photo by DEB KNOSKEOlivia Stacey, this years Miss Largo, founded Legacy of Love, a nonprofit aimed at helping children deal with Alzheimers in their families. FIREFIGHTERS, from page 1A By LEE CLARK ZUMPEEven before the sun goes down and fireworks light up the night skies over Pinellas County marking Independence Day 2013, festivities will be underway. The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the document in which American colonies effectively declared independence from Great Britain. According to www.census.gov, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. The website goes on to list a number of interesting facts, such as: The estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation in 1776 was 2.5 million. The nations estimated population on this July 4 will be 316.2 million. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Two future presidents signed: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both men died on the 50th anniversary of signing, on July 4, 1826. In 2012, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags was $3.8 million. The vast majority of this amount ($3.6 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. The value of fireworks imported from China in 2012 totaled $218.2 million. As of March 1, 2013, there were 65.9 million hogs and pigs in the United States. Chances are that the pork hot dogs and sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa: The Hawkeye State was home to 20.3 million hogs and pigs. North Carolina boasted 8.9 million and Minnesota had 7.8 million. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Locally, to celebrate the event, displays of fireworks, parades, concerts and other events are planned. Following is a summary of some of the scheduled events.Belleair BluffsAn Independence Day Picnic will be presented Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Belleair Bluffs Community Center and Park, 2747 Sunset Blvd. The event is co-sponsored by the Bluffs Business Association. The picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature raffle prizes, a dessert contest, inflatable bounce house, entertainment and a dunk tank. Attendees will have an opportunity to dunk city commissioners. For information, call Debra Sullivan at 584-2151 or Bonnie Trembulak at 686-8797.Kenneth City The Kenneth City Fourth of July Parade will be Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. The citys parade is a relatively new parade in the community, but has quickly gained a reputation as a great hometown parade. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on 62nd Street and will proceed eastbound on 54th Avenue until it reaches 58th Street. At that point, the parade procession will turn right and head southbound on 58th Street coming to an end at the Kenneth City Community Hall, 4600 58th St.Madeira Beach July Fest will take place Thursday, July 4, at Archibald Beach, on Gulf Boulevard at the end of Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. and will include live music, the biggest tiki bar on the sand with beer buckets and frozen cocktails, food vendors and a kids area with aqua bubbles and slide, hula hoop contests and a gyrosphere. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. All-day parking costs $10. For information, visit www.mad beachevents.com.St. Pete BeachThe city of St. Pete Beach will host its annual fireworks display on Thursday, July 4, beginning at dark. The fireworks will be launched from Upham Beach, 6850 Beach Plaza. All normal beach and parking ordinances will be in effect. The Upham Beach entrances will be closed to the public starting at 6 p.m. and a beach launch area will be established to prepare for the fireworks at dark. For information, call 367-2735.St. PetersburgRalphie May, one of Varietys Comics to Watch, will be the headliner for the Cowhead Shows Fourth of July Brew-HaHa, a holiday celebration, on Thursday, July 4, at the Mahaffey Theater, 401 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The schedule calls for a 6 p.m. barbecue, a 7:30 p.m. comedy show, fireworks and outdoor concert with Pitbull Toddler. Tickets for the show start at $20. Call 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com. Since Ralphie Mays debut on season one of Last Comic Standing, audiences cant get enough of the larger-than-life comedian whose no-nonsense point of view strongly connects with diverse audiences. May doesnt shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes because he sincerely believes that as long as what hes saying is true, people need to hear it. Following the fireworks, music will be performed by Cowheads band, Pitbull Toddler. SeminoleThe Celebrate America Bash will be Thursday, July 4, 1 to 5 p.m., in Sandwedge Food and Spirits at Baypointe Golf Course, 9399 Commodore Drive, Seminole. The event will feature fun, music and barbecue. Music will be provided by the seven-piece Ocean Road Band. Admission is $10 a person, which includes a choice of a free drink or a hot dog and soda. For tickets, call 593-3900. Treasure IslandThe Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce and the city of Treasure Island will present Its a Freedom Thing on Thursday, July 4, noon to 9 p.m., on the beach behind Sloppy Joes, at 104th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The event will feature arts, crafts, food, drink and activities for the kids. Horses Wild will perform at 5 p.m. A breath-taking display of fireworks is set for 9 p.m. All day parking costs $10 on the beach and $5 at the Community Center Park. For information, call 360-4121.Pinellas celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades that he could have another gun for his car. Lonkey said he suggested they needed to tell somebody about the gun. But Bradford and Ledford pressured him to keep his mouth shut, saying that no one would ever find out, Lonkey later reported. Bradford did call law enforcement the following afternoon, on June 11. A friend who was a Sheriffs Office deputy told him to pull over right away and call 911, according to his statements. He turned in the gun to the Hernando County Sheriffs Office, near where he lived. He called acting Fire Chief Shelby Willis that afternoon to tell her about the gun. According to Willis statement, Bradford said he knew he couldnt take the gun inside the station, and so he locked it up in the glove compartment of his personal vehicle and resumed his nap, forgetting about it until the following day. The Largo Police Department was called to investigate if the gun had been used in any crime. If it had been, Bradford could be facing criminal charges, Willis warned. She placed Bradford on paid administrative leave until the case could be investigated. Lonkey called the chief June 12 and asked to meet with her. He had to talk about the gun because he couldnt eat or sleep and needed to do the right thing, Willis stated in her report. She launched an internal investigation as a result of Lonkeys description of events, which contradicted Bradfords. By this point, Largo police had determined that they would not be pressing criminal charges in the case. Willis and department officials met with Ledford in person that afternoon. Ledford tried to explain that he wasnt aware of any gun until Bradford had called him about it that morning. He was told not to speak until the formal interview and was informed that he also was on paid administrative leave. That evening, Bradford called Willis to say that he knew she was aware of the actual events on June 10. He wanted the investigation to stop, and said he would give a statement the next day and resign. Ledford resigned June 14. In his statement, he said he found Bradford and Lonkey assembling and disassembling the handgun June 10. He said he thought Bradford was considering purchasing the gun and wanted to show Lonkey, who asked Bradford several times that day how much he wanted for it. Ledford said he did not ask how the gun made it to the station, but did ask Bradford if he had contacted police. Ledford wanted no knowledge of the incident, he said. He admitted that he hadnt acted appropriately as the officer in charge, but didnt want to get anyone in trouble. Willis noted in her statement that Ledfords account still didnt match up with his colleagues. Because Lonkey came forward with the details of June 10, admitting to doing wrong, he was reprimanded with a three-day suspension without pay. One other firefighter present at the station was cleared of any knowledge of the gun or the events on June 10. Bradford and Ledfords biggest infraction in the incident was not adhering to the departments code of conduct, Division Chief of Professional Standards Keith Hatten concluded in his report. They betrayed the trust of the public, which is inexcusable, he stated. Bradford was hired with the Largo Fire Department June 1, 1992. He made $66,159 per year. Ledford was hired Jan. 23, 2006 and made $51,406 annually. This is the Largo Fire Departments second internal affairs investigation this year. The first involved then-Fire Chief Mike Wallace, who resigned April 1 amid speculation that his leadership and decisions had been contributing to the departments low morale. Willis has been acting fire chief until the city chooses a replacement. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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His bicycle was not equipped with lights or reflectors. Detectives also said use of alcohol and/or controlled substances by the bicyclist might be a factor in the crash. The investigation continues.Palm Harbor man killed by falling treePALM HARBOR A Palm Harbor man died June 17 when a branch from a falling tree impaled him. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies said the death appears to be accidental. Deputies responded to the home on Leprechaun Lane about 3:15 p.m. According to the sheriffs report, Dan Paul Butts, 63, and his girlfriend, Beverly Drew, 50, were clearing trees from their backyard. Butts cut a tree with a chainsaw, and Drew was in the couples Ford SUV pulling the tree, using a rope tied on the tree to the vehicle. Drew heard a scream and saw that the tree had fallen on Butts and a branch had impaled him. She called 911 and attempted CPR. EMS responded. Butts was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene to take custody of the body. The investigation continues.Deputies investigate aggravated batteryCLEARWATER Pinellas County patrol deputies are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred between midnight and 1 a.m. June 17. According to the sheriffs report, a 25-year-old female was walking from a friends house to her home in the High Point area of Clearwater, when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by two males and apparently cut on the back. The distance from one house to the other is just a couple of blocks. Deputies said at some point following the attack, the victim made it home and began to tap at the door; her roommate came out, saw that she was injured and called 911. The victim was transported to a local hospital by air for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No description of the suspects is available at this time. Deputies say nothing was stolen from her during the attack. The victim will not be identified at this time, as the suspects are still at large. The investigation continues.Man drives into buildingCLEARWATER Clearwater firefighters and police responded to a call where a man drove his car into a building on June 18, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. The senior citizen was trying to park his car at 1735 Drew St. near Quick Cash Unlicensed contractors arrested after multi-agency stingCLEARWATER The Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection announced results from a sting June 21 aimed at cracking down on unlicensed contractors. The suspects were found through Craigslist ads, business cards posted to bulletin boards at local businesses and phone number tear-off solicitations. Investigators sought bids for general home renovations, including kitchen remodeling, flooring, drywall repairs and electrical work. The purpose of the operation was to protect consumers from the dangers of hiring an unlicensed individual, which could result in financial harm, safety concerns and damage to consumers homes. In all, nine individuals were arrested and charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of unlicensed contracting and nine felony counts of failure to secure workers compensation insurance. The sting operation was a joint investigation with Pinellas County Consumer Protection, the Office of the State Attorney 6th Judicial Circuit and the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud. Pinellas County Consumer Protection urges consumers to follow these tips before hiring anyone to work on their property: Only hire licensed contractors and ask to see their license. Verify the license at www.myfloridalicense.com Check the complaint history of a business at www.pinellascounty.org/consumer Dont pay more than 10 percent as a down payment Obtain at least three bids, check references, and get a written contract Be suspicious of individuals who ask for payment in full up front, solicit door-to-door or ask to be paid in cash only For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org. Pawn when he apparently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, the report said, sending the car crashing through the front of the pawnshop. The car ended up totally inside. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Firefighters had to shore up the building to ensure it was safe.Information on arson soughtCLEARWATER Clearwater fire and police officials seek information on a Howard Street arson. The fire at 1124 Howard St. was started around 5:30 a.m. on June 6, and it took 32 firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish it, according to a Clearwater police. No one was hurt. A reward of up to $2,500 is available to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the arsonist. To submit information, call 877-662-7766. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Commissioner Norm Roche cast the lone no vote to both. Commissioner John Morroni was absent but left a letter stating his support as long as the Adopta-Pond program could be reinstated. Property owners in unincorporated areas will see a line item for surface water on the Truth in Millage Notice coming from the Property Appraiser in August. Just like other taxes, the amount could go down when the commission approves the budget and millage rates in September, but cannot increase. County staff estimates that the fee could bring in about $17 million a year to pay for operations and maintenance. Staff has been working on a plan for the last couple of years to provide a dedicated funding source to pay for stormwater management services. In past years, money for stormwater needs has come from the transportation fund, which is quickly becoming depleted, and the dwindling dollars in the general fund. Capital improvement projects for stormwater have been funded by Penny for Pinellas. However, those funding sources have never provided enough money to keep up with the needs of an aging system. Public complaints about flooding due to stormwater runoff, ponding water on streets, erosion and water quality continue. Changing state and federal regulations on discharge of pollutants coming from stormwater runoff enhanced the necessity of providing more funding for operations and maintenance of surface water systems to comply with the new rules. Property owners in unincorporated areas will be assessed a fee based on the estimated amount of stormwater runoff generated by impervious surfaces per parcel. Impervious surfaces are those that water cant pass through, such as roofs, patios, driveways and parking lots. County staff determined that the median singlefamily residence in unincorporated Pinellas includes 2,339 square feet of impervious surface, which is the value of one equivalent residential unit or ERU Value. Single-family residences are categorized into one of four ERU tiers based on the estimated impervious area, which is calculated using the building footprint of the residence. The fee for condominiums is calculated by taking the total number of ERUs for the complex as a whole and dividing by the total number of residential units in the complex. The fee for commercial properties is figured by taking the number of ERUs for each parcel and dividing the impervious surface area by 2,339 square feet. Property owners can apply for credits if they have privately maintained stormwater management facilities that affect the amount of runoff coming from a parcel. The annual surface water fee assessment rate for fiscal year 2013-2014 is set at $116 per net ERU. Opposition to the new fee was scant during the June 18 public hearing. Roche continued to object, saying a countywide solution was the better way. Deb Caso from Palm Harbor called the new fee an unfair tax, and described the ordinance that governs the assessment as ungodly. It goes against nature, she said. Her husband, Tony Caso, also objected to the tax on rain. Has common sense left this building permanently, he asked. Youre looking to tax rainwater. The only one that controls the rain is God. Send him a bill and see how far you get. Commission Chair Ken Welch expressed concern about the cost to property owners. The fee is based on a charge of $9.60 a month. He pays $6.84 to the city of St. Petersburg for stormwater. His opinion is that the proposed fee could be too high. The amount was calculated based on the amount of money required to pay for operations and maintenance. Commissioner Karen Seel was disappointed that the fee would not allow for capital projects. County Attorney Jim Bennett said due to board policy that requires users to pay the costs, the fee could only be used for operation and maintenance that would benefit the unincorporated area as a whole. A separate fee could be assessed for capital projects and for only those folks who benefit, he said. A final decision on the surface water fee is set for Sept. 10, 6 p.m., in the Fifth Floor Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater. If approved, property owners in unincorporated areas will be billed by the tax collector. Failure to pay the assessment will result in a tax certificate being issued against the property, which could result in the loss of title to the property. Photos by TERRE PORTERAbove, left, heavy downpours are common in Florida this time of year. The rain hits impervious surfaces, such as the roof at top right, and eventually makes its way to stormwater systems throughout Pinellas County, such as the storm drain on the side of a street in a residential neighborhood, pictured at bottom right. Sunstar Paramedics earn accreditation for operationsLARGO Pinellas Countys Sunstar Paramedics recently received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Ambulance Services. East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System Emergency Medical Services announced that CAAS had accredited all five of the companys divisions, including the Pinellas County branch. CAAS is an independent commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry. CAAS accreditation signifies that an EMS service has met the gold standard determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical qu ality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization. In addition to the CAAS accreditations, Sunstars operations dispatch center is ACE accredited by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. Also, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System accredits the Pinellas County Paramedics Plus operation, Sunstar, for its critical care transport services. We are thrilled to hear that we renewed our accreditations with CASS, said Mark Postma, COO with Sunstar Paramedics. These accreditations are important to us, as they signify our level of standards for EMS services. For more information, visit www.paramedicsplus.com. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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County 7A Leader, June 27, 2013 The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and expertise. David A. Peek, AttorneyLegal ServicesThe Legal CenterSame Day Service for Standard Documents www.thelegalcenterofflorida.com6572 Seminole Blvd., Suite 9. Seminole393-8822Attorneys At LawProbate, Estate and Trust Administration Services Prices do not include applicable court costs or filing fees. 040413Living Wills $25 Power of Attorney $75 Simple Wills $75 Complex Wills $150 Living Trust, Single/Couple$425/$450 Deeds $125 Due to Construction Please Call Charlie Coles Cell 727-430-8339 Same Quality Cars Seen in Seminole Mall Over 17 Years11407 Ulmerton Road585-0066 CharlieColesAutoMall.com Charlie Coles AUTO MALL, INC.Where Quality & Value Go TogetherAll Our Cars Are Carfax Certied 1215112008 Lincoln MKX LmtOne owner, only 48,800 Miles$20,900 + tax & tag fees. 2008 Chevy Tahoe LTFactory Nav, DVD Player, Folding Third Seats2009 Lincoln MKSNavigation, Panel Roof Every Option, 42,800 Miles$22,900 + tax & tag fees. 2012 Sonata GLS10,800 Miles Factory Warranty062713 $17,900$21,900 + tax & tag fees. + tax & tag fees. starting at I'd rather spend my time on the golf course, not driving and waiting to see doctors at opposite ends of town. Gary R., Largo, FL Primary care, specialists, and surgeons team up to address your needs On-site lab, digital X-ray, CT, MRI, PET, mammogram We are one of GEs multi-specialty show sites for excellence in the U.S.A. Make one call for immediate access to over 100 Physicians and Providers working as a team to keep you and your family healthy and t! 050913 Haircare ProductsR Roberts andyen Co. 727.596.176314100 Walsingham Road, Largo 061313 Your Hair + Our Experience =The BESTof YOU! 25 Years of Excellence KeraGLAZE Smoother & Color Lock For Shiny, Frizz-Free, Beautiful Hair! New For Summer! Adult Drug Court restarts diversion programCLEARWATER With newly allocated funding by the Florida Legislature becoming available on July 1, Pinellas Adult Drug Court has restarted its diversion program that allows some felons to choose treatment over time in Floridas prison system. Defendants with substance abuse issues who score no more than 60 points on states sentencing guidelines can apply for admission to the program. Until 2012, the threshold had been 52 points, eliminating many likely candidates. The program formally known as Circuit Court Division Z is for convicted felons facing 12 to 17 months in a Florida Department of Corrections prison. The voluntary participation opens post-adjudicatory drug court jurisdiction to third degree non-violent felony offenders, including those charged with third degree burglary, as well as some select non-violent offenders convicted of second degree felonies. In the spring, the Legislature budgeted for continuation of the program that began in 2009 after the State Courts System was awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to fund this pilot in nine Florida Counties, including Pinellas. The Legislature funding goes to Pinellas County, which is expected to designate approximately $916,000 for treatment and ancillary services for approximately 120 defendants. Pinellas, one of eight counties targeted by the Legislatures approval for another year of the pilot, had stopped accepting new defendants in December when it was uncertain if treatment dollars would be available at the end of this month. The pilot, operated by the State Courts System in collaboration with the State Attorneys Offices, the Public Defenders Offices and the Department of Corrections, aims to reduce future prison admissions, thereby saving state tax dollars. Adult Drug Court is a voluntary program that features courtsupervised, comprehensive substance abuse treatment with frequent appearances before a drug court judge. Frequent hearings enable the court to closely monitor a participants progress in treatment and the results of drug testing. The drug court judge may reward progress or sanction non-compliance. Since its beginning, 86 personsSurface water treatment plant back in business By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Recent rains have allowed Tampa Bay Water to relax its water shortage status from a Phase 4 to a Phase 3, and the surface water treatment plant is now back online. Early June rainfall increased flows in the Alafia River and Tampa Bypass Canal above permitted threshold limits to provide steady water to the regional surface water treatment plant, according to a press release from Tampa Bay Water. Improving conditions mean more of the regions water supply can come from surface water sources. In addition, Tampa Bay Water has shut down the more costly seawater desalination plant, which will remain offline for at least the rest of the summer, officials said. TBWs phase designations are set to match supply availability. Phase 4 is the highest alert. TBW moved to a Phase 4 April 17 when surface water sources ran dry. The public was asked to conserve water as much as possible. The C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir also is out of service due to repairs of the interior lining that wont be complete until at least the summer of 2014. When the reservoir is in service, TBW can use water stored during the rainy season to supplement surface water sources during the dry season. Tampa Bay Water officials expect conditions to continue to improve throughout the summer, which could allow the agency to transition to a Phase 1 drought alert the lowest alert in the mitigation system. However, officials caution that without the reservoir, drought phases are very highly dependent on river flow and can change on short notice. Tampa Bay Water remains well below its permitted groundwater pumping limits. According to the June 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the state of Florida is no longer experiencing drought conditions. The drought outlook shows drought-free conditions to continue through September. Abovenormal rainfall is expected. Tampa Bay Waters status designations do not change regional watering restrictions set Photo courtesy of TAMPA BAY WATERThanks to recent rains, Tampa Bay Water is now processing drinking water from its surface water treatment plant.to the public utility systems of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, as well as the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. To learn more about Tampa Bay Water, visit www.tampabaywater.org.New general manager selectedBy a vote of 8-0, Tampa Bay Waters Board of Directors hired Matthew W. Jordan, P.E. June 17 as the agencys new general manager. Jordan is Tampa Bay Waters third general manager since it was created in 1998. He will start work on July 8 and will be paid $180,000 annually. Jordan comes to Tampa Bay Water from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, N.C., where he served as its first chief executive officer. Before joining the Cape Fear Authority, Jordan served as the director of public works and utilities for the city of Gastonia, N.C. Jordan is a past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Water Association and was awarded the Chapters Distinguished Service Award. He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. Tampa Bay Water began the search the fill the position after its former general manager, Gerald J. Seeber, informed the board in February of his intentions to leave the agency. More than 180 applications were received. Fifty-two met the minimum qualifications and were reviewed by a screening committee, which included the agencys three officers, the outgoing general manager, representatives from each member government and the board chair. Tampa Bay Waters board interviewed the top five candidates on April 29, before beginning negotiations with Jordan. The agencys chair and general counsel completed contract negotiations with Jordan May 20. The agencys board of directors also approved its 2014 budget, which includes a zero percent increase over the previous year. This marks the second consecutive budget with no rate increase. by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Phase III water restrictions began March 13 in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties and continue until at least July 31. Per Swiftmud rules, first time violations of watering restrictions result in a $193 fine. Phase III restrictions apply to lawn watering, car washing, fountains and more. The schedule for lawn and landscape watering is restricted to one-time per week on a specified day based on address. Watering is allowed only before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. For more information on specific watering days, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm. Rainfall totals in May averaged about 2.95 inches, which is near normal, Tampa Bay Water officials said. Heaviest rainfall occurred from northwest to central Hillsborough County with amounts generally between 2.5 and 3.5 inches of rain. Western and central Pasco County received less than 1 inch. Rainfall totals are above normal on a 12month running average, partially due to recent June rains and Tropical Storm Andrea, which also helped reduce regional water demand due to lack of outdoor watering. Regional water supply demands averaged about 242 million gallons per day, about 15 mgd less than May 2012 demand. Hillsborough River flow was 69.92 percent of the mean monthly flow for May, while the Alafia River flow was 62.54 percent of normal. 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8A Business Leader, June 27, 2013 062713 Serving Seminole for 35 Years Oil Changes Air Conditioning Tune-ups Check Engine Light Under the Hood Under the Auto Tires & Brakes Heating & Cooling Ignition & Electrical OIL & FILTER SPECIALIncludes 24 Point Safety InspectionUPTO5 QUARTS OF5W-30 OIL. MOSTCARS. EXP. 7-5-13 Jim HobsonASE Certified Master Mechanic ASE Advanced Engine Performance Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-6pm Sat. 7:30-1pm Next to Pinch-A-Penny & Snyders TransmissionPick up and Delivery!062013GM & FORD SPECIALIST9660 Seminole Blvd., Suite B Seminole Computer Reprograming Available for GM & Ford Vehicles 1996-2013. Call For Appointment! We Can Fix It!727-437-0577 The Check Engine Light Means Lots of Things ...Ignore is not one of them!Complimentary ScanRadiator Coolant Flush We accept most competitors coupons!Exhaust Repairs & Welding $1595 $7995Standard Antifreeze w/BG Additive 060613 062713 Telling our readers about local business since 1977.Phone Don Minie at 727-409-5252 or email mminie5382@aol.com Customers Go Where Theyre Invited. To Invite Them Through our Column: CALL 727-409-5252, Talk to Don!Paradise Air Inc. is a full service HVAC company, with an excellent reputation. They provide sales, service and installation on all major brands of Cooling & Heating Equipment. Family owned and operated, their goal is to help you stay comfortable while making the process easy, affordable and enjoyable! Whether youre looking for a tune-up, system repair, or a new A/C or Heat Pump, these are the folks to call. Plus, they show you how to lower your electric bills with the newest energy efficient products! Nate certified, ACCA and BBB accredited, and a member of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website at www.paradise-air-inc.com and view their excellent customer reviews on Home Advisor, Facebook, and Angies List! Licensed and Insured. Fla. State Lic. #CAC1816540. Call Now! Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Office Number: (727)614-0046. Emergency service: (727) 365-2694.Heres a local family-owned business we recommend. Robert Sr. has served the Tampa Bay area since 1985 and in 2004 started his own business, which includes wife, Donna running the office and son, Robert III working side by side with him. Their resume consists of installing windows in local schools such as Dixie Hollins High and Northeast High. Installing many brands of windows, they specialize in Simonton Impact Windows. All Simonton windows come with a factory warranty and Robert provides a warranty for all his work. As family men, the Miller team knows the value of a dollar and the importance of honest, hardworking contractors who deliver whats promised. Once a job is started they will see it through from start to finish, (No subcontractors). This company offers Free Estimates and will give a 10% discount with this Article! Call 727-542-9273 for Impact Windows, Double Hungs, Picture window casements, sliding glass doors and storm panels.We were impressed when talking to Michael Kashtan about his store. He tells us his two sons have joined the business and continue to give the same expert help to car buying-customers. When you come to Michaels lot to buy, until the moment you drive away in your new car, youll find that experience is their number one priority. Use the experience and resources of the staff. They are there to help you find the right car at the right price. Call 727-545-8777 or visit the website at www.727cars.com They are open Mon. through Thurs. 9-7, Fri., & Sat. 9-6 and Sunday 12-4. We noticed the lot has quite an assortment of BMWs & Acuras, plus Cadillacs for you to look at. We also saw lots of Chevrolets from $7,000. We highly recommend that you deal with Mike Kashtans Superior Auto Sales and benefit from his 35 years of experience.Paradise Air Inc. has 24/7 Emergency Service, Free Estimates & 2nd Opinions on Replacement Units. Robert Miller Window & Glass offers Experience, Honesty, & a 10% Discount!Mike Kashtans Superior Auto Sales has sold over 70,000 cars & trucks in the last 30 years. 62713Paradise Air has a full staff of professionals waiting to serve you.Look for their place at 7290 Park Blvd. east of Home Depot.Robert Miller Sr. has been in the glass business for over 22 years. Robert Miller III rounds out this father & son team. HomeBanc names vice presidentLARGO Tampa-based HomeBancorp Inc. recently named Tricia Kinem as vice president, retail branch manager for HomeBanc. She is based in HomeBancs Walsingham office. She brings to HomeBanc more than 26 years of local banking experience. Proforma opensLARGO Proforma Specialty Products celebrated the grand opening of its new business showroom Monday, June 24, at 12300 Seminole Blvd. Suite 4. The new business showroom is located in Largo and will serve all of Pinellas. Organizing firm launchesCLEARWATER Space Organizing Solutions LLC, a professional organizing firm located in Clearwater, recently launched. The company serves the greater Tampa Bay area. Working with both residential and commercial clients, Space Organizing Solutions LLC specializes in home and office organizing, relocation management, space planning and design, home staging, sorting and downsizing. Space Organizing Solutions LLC is fully licensed, bonded and insured and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Visit www.organizetampabay.com.Taste of the Beaches setST. PETE BEACH The fifth annual Taste of the Beaches: Sizzlin Summer Event will be Saturday, July 20, 4 to 9 p.m., at Horan Park located in St. Pete Beach, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The festivities will include auctions, raffles, tastes from more than 25 restaurants and live music by The Hamiltones & the Hunks of Funk. The event is sponsored by Bright House Networks, Bayprint, Busch Gardens, Caputo Creative, Crown Audi, Great Bay Distributors, Tampa Bay Times, Walgreens and Zonin. Auction and raffle opportunities will include a weekend getaway with a two-day rental of a 2013 Audi A5 Convertible, a new Beach Cruiser bicycle and many other exciting packages. A cash bar for beer and wine will be available. The cost is $25 and includes 10 food tickets. Registration is required. To register, call Amanda Page at 360-6957 or email RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com.Local BPW chapter earns awards, honorsST. PETERSBURG Of the 17 statewide affiliates, the St. Petersburg-Pinellas chapter of Business and Professional Women garnered the most awards and top honor at the 93rd annual state conference presented June 14-16, in Tampa. The seven awards that recognized BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas for its achievements in educational and legislative programming, developing young professionals 35 and under, and membership growth, also earned the chapter the coveted distinction of 2013 Local Organization of the Year. Local attorney Pye Young acquired additional recognition for the chapter as winner of the statewide Young Careerist competition. Young had advanced to the state finals as a result of winning at the local level against three other young professionals. We are honored that our yearlong efforts in programming, membership and the development of young professionals have been acknowledged by our peers around the state, said Cynthia Gramberg in a press release. Gramberg is owner of JonBishop Salons and immediate past president of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas for 2012-13. Designation as BPW/Floridas Local Organization of the Year certainly validates our chapters commitment to achieving equity for all women in the workplace. The following awards were presented to BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas for 2012-13: Local Organization of the Year Barnie Shuhi Education Award: Local Organization with the best program to extend educational opportunities which stimulate initiative, self-education, or retaining for the members in order to provide new skills and adopt new attitudes. Local Organization with Best Young Careerist Program: The Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program recognizes the professional, personal and political achievements of women and men, ages 21-35; they compete on the local and state level by delivering a prepared four-minute speech, interviewing with judges, and preparing a biographical statement and application. Eagle Award: Local Organization that consistently advocates, educates and informs members on the focus issues of economic equity, healthcare, domestic violence and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Hortense K. Wells Trophy: Best program designed to create a continued overall interest in legislation/government. Plus 5 Recognition: Members who have recruited five or more new members from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013: Ashley Adams. Susan B. Anthony Award: Local Organization with highest percentage of new members younger than 35 as of Feb. 15.Cooters earns awards CLEARWATER Cooters Restaurant and Bar recently added to its string of awards. Cooters was the winner of the 2013 Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week Award for Best Entre. The establishment also placed second for both Best Appetizer and Best Overall Experience. The 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence designation adds credence to customer satisfaction. As for consistency, Tampa Bay Magazine for the past six years has voted Cooters the Best Florida Style Restaurant. The family-friendly restaurant offers locals and visitors alike a fun, casual atmosphere where culinary delights meet up with exemplary customer service to make dining a memorable occasion, according to a press release. Cooters also features a sociable bar area, where every day is a party and where imaginative tropical beverages are created to tempt and please.Wawa hosts fundraiser for USO Tampa BayPINELLAS PARK Several Tampa Bay area Wawa locations are sponsoring the Show the Troops You Care Promotion through July 7, including the store at 8519 Gandy Blvd., Pinellas Park. Wawa convenience stores are hosting various promotions to support active duty military in the Tampa Bay community. Part of the proceeds will go to USO Tampa Bay to help with programs such as the Welcome Center, Day Room at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and United Through Reading. When customers are checking out at the register, they may simply drop extra change in the coin collection box or add a donation to their total purchase using one of the tear sheets. By donating spare change in the coin collection box, customers are helping USO Tampa Bay. HomeBanc announces promotionBELLEAIR BLUFFS Tampa-based HomeBancorp Inc. recently promoted Maureen Cancelino to vice president, regional branch manager at HomeBancs Belleair Bluffs office. Cancelino was formerly vice president, retail branch manager. She has been with HomeBanc since 2009 and has almost 30 years of retail banking experience. Her community and professional affiliations include All Childrens Hospital Guild, SPCA of Tampa Bay and Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Sweet Tooth to host grand opening event Sweet Tooth Yogurt, located next to Bonham Dental at 12720 Ulmerton Road in Largo, plans to celebrate its grand opening June 29.LARGO Sweet Tooth Yogurt will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 29, 1 to 4 p.m. Sweet Tooth Yogurt is located next to Bonham Dental at 12720 Ulmerton Road. The event will feature a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist and free samples. Sweet Tooth Yogurt customers may build their own self-serve yogurt masterpiece by filling a cup with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and adding toppings. Sweet Tooth Yogurt features 22 delicious flavors and more than 30 toppings, including fresh fruit. For information, call 216-6792 or SweetToothYogurt.com. Business updates Maureen Cancelino Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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10A Business Leader, June 27, 2013 Find all area homes at ...Call Us for Your FREE Consultationwww.HomeInPinellas.com(727) 289-4810 0613 1 3 www.Pinellas-HouseValues.comWhats YOUR House Worth in Todays Market? Find out at Rich Rippetoe, MBA, CRS, GRI Selling your home? Ask about my "29 Day Performance Listing Program"!If Your Selling ... Call Rich Today!727-902-1437 www.BeachRealEstatePro.com 062713 NEW ON MARKET! Seminole 3 Bedroom pool home Original owner Extremely well maintained Oversized 2 car garage Walk to the beach and Seminole schools.$269,900 JUST CLOSED! Updated 3/2/2 pool home in Whispering Pines Seminole Schools Almost 2,000 Sq. Ft. on 1/3 Acre Sold for $315,000 WONT LAST Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906053013 061313New and resale Fusion Store on West Bay celebrates first year anniversary!Couture'd, an upscale new and resale store for fashions and home furnishings, is one of the favorite new West Bay destinations in Largo. During its first year, the store kept expanding its women's product lines for clothing and accessories with lots of displays, constantly changing the look to keep it fresh! The "shoe vault" has always been a favorite with customers, aptly named as shoes are displayed in a vault installed to hold real silver by a previous building owner. The addition of a man cave and a specially decorated room just for evening wear has become a real hit. "The evening wear room was the best addition, providing women with upscale options for those special occasions without breaking the bank," shares owner, Debbie Welsh. To ensure you have every opportunity to find a treasure in the store, Couture'd started providing smaller home furnishings this year and are always looking for those unique and trendy items that no longer fit into your decor! The new tagline they are using, "The Fusion Store," aptly describes the Couture'd stores, blending many different types of products in one place for a diverse clientele. To celebrate the first year anniversary of the flagship store in Largo, a big sale has been scheduled for Saturday, June 29th from 10am 4pm. Special sales on select home furnishings from 10-12; clothing from 12-2; and, jewelry and accessories from 2-4. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Largo Cultural Arts Center. "This past year has been a blast and we have some exciting new plans to bring even more trendy and upscale clothing, accessories and home furnishing options to the store, in addition to fashion events. We also want to merge fashion and Largo culture by using the stage in our store to showcase local talent." says Debbie Welsh, owner. Coutured New and Resale Boutique, 910 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL, 727.437.2113 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Charming home on a community lake. Master bedroom overlooks the pool and has a parivate bathroom & walk-in closet. Screen enclosed patio leads to custom pool. Plenty of room for tropical garden & step lead down to the lake.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3BR/2BA Seminole $186,000 SOLD Sold after 23 days on the market! West Bay Village Townhome built in brick street with picket fence front yard. Wood floors, ceramic tile, new carpet and paint. California style closets, inside laundry room. Rear entry w/oversized garage w/extra storage.Tricia PriestColdwell Banker Belleair 3BR/2.5BA/2CG Largo $208,000 SOLD Wonderful block home w/desirable split plan. Large living/dining room combo + bonus family room. Nice sized bedrooms. Master BR features built in makeup area by master bath. Located near golf and parks.Mary K KottichCentury 21 Top Sales 3BR/3BA/2CG Largo $159,500 SOLD Home has been lovely cared for by the same owners for over 28 years. It offers a bright living/dining area, kitchen & family room combo. Master BR w/private bath & walk-in closet. An incredible 50 Ft. screened porch plus a fenced back yard.Susan DaddonoPremier Sothebys International Realty 3BR/2BA/2CG Dunedin $182,000 SOLD062713 May unemployment up slightly in PinellasCLEARWATER One judges caseload will be distributed to other Civil Division judges so that he can work fulltime on clearing the more than 16,000 foreclosure cases that are backlogged in Pinellas County. Effective Sept. 1, Circuit Judge Thomas M. Minkoffs court dockets and calendars will be filled with foreclosure cases that were filed in Pinellas prior to Jan. 1 of this year. Since the beginning of the year, Circuit Judge William Burgess has had a similar assignment in Pasco County, where the backlog is an additional 13,000 cases. Most of the backlog is residential foreclosures, but Minkoff also will be dealing with commercial foreclosures that were filed prior to Jan. 1. Chief Judge J. Thomas McGrady said caseloads are being reassigned to tackle the backlog built up by the rash of foreclosures that began with the economic downturn. The courts have been stressed to deal with the avalanche of foreclosures, and despite determined efforts by judges and staff, we still have this tremendous backlog in our circuit and statewide, he explained. At a June 14 meeting with more than 100 attorneys who represent lenders and borrowers in foreclosure matters, McGrady discussed how the new section will function and outlined other procedures being implemented to cut the time that cases are allowed to linger in court. The Legislature placed a priority on decreasing the backlog and provided statewide funding for that purpose, McGrady said. The $9.5 million the state allocated to the Floridas courts for the fiscal year that begins July 1 does not allow for any additional judges. But the Sixth Circuits $775,000 will be used for senior judge days, additional case managers and magistrates who will be hired into temporary positions. Senior judges are fully qualified judges who assist the courts when active judges are ill, have lengthy trials, or if other unexpected situations arise, such as the heavy caseloads created by the foreclosure cases. The funds are from money that Florida received from the National Mortgage Settlement, provided by large lenders partially responsible for the large number of foreclosures in Florida and other states. In addition to funding the courts plans to clear the backlog, the Legislature provided a two-year allocation of $9.7 million to the clerks offices around the state, which also have been over-run with the filings. Another $5.3 million (including $70,000 for the Sixth Circuit) was designated for new technology that will help the courts better track the cases that linger. During the meeting with attorneys, McGrady explained the foreclosure section and announced other changes in foreclosure procedures. A new law passed by the 2013 Legislature mandates some changes; others better utilize resources available to the Circuit. Mediation continues to be a recommended way for homeowners to work toward resolving foreclosure actions. But newly filed cases will no longer be automatically referred to mediation. Once an action is filed, the lender or borrower must file a motion for mediation. McGrady said, Mediation has changed from an opt out program to an opt in program. Employees of our mediation managers were spending too much time tracking down foreclosure defendants who were not interested in mediating the issues. McGrady recommended that mediation be sought by anyone who has a foreclosure filed against them. Mediation Managers Inc. continues to be the Circuits foreclosure program manager, and the lenders remain responsible for the initial fees charged for mediation. Any defendant/borrower may initiate the mediation by filing a motion with the Court. Other details of the mediation program are available at www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/MortgageForeclosures.html. McGrady strongly recommended that anyone served with a foreclosure action or any court action contact an attorney. But for defendants who represent themselves he said the website can be of major assistance. All the procedures are spelled out, and all the necessary forms are there, he said. In addition to the designated section and tweaks on the mediation process, McGrady implemented policies that: Assign all foreclosure cases filed after Jan. 1 of this year to the sections that have absorbed other civil cases previously assigned to Minkoff. Utilize the authority of magistrates hired into temporary positions to help manage foreclosure cases by conducting evidentiary hearings and case management conferences, setting trial dates and recommending case dispositions. Institute procedures with which the Court will more closely monitor the progression of cases from filing to the sale of foreclosed-on property, including lenders repeated cancellations of scheduled sales. Two significant changes that are now in effect under the law signed by Gov. Rick Scott June 4 are: 1) Lienholders including homeowner and condominium associations are now empowered to foreclose on properties, meaning they have the same standing as lenders in moving toward a trial date that could result in a foreclosure sale. 2) With status equal to the lenders, lienholders will be able to expedite the process without the lenders doing anything. For cases filed under the new rules and not responded to within the 20 days, either the lienholder or the lender can initiate an order for the defendant to show cause why the Court should not enter a final judgment. All of these procedures are designed to lower the number of backlogged cases, McGrady said. Lack of action, the responsibility of the lender/attorneys, clogs the courts and makes it more difficult to serve businesses and others who are litigants in the civil law sections of our Circuit. McGrady strongly advocates that defendants in foreclosure cases take advantage of mediation. Its the best way to seek a settlement, especially for those homeowners who feel frustrated by the lenders unwillingness to speak with them, he said.Pinellas judge to work fulltime on foreclosures By SUZETTE PORTERTALLAHASSEE Pinellas Countys unemployment rate rose slightly in May, up to 6.7 percent compared to 6.6 percent in April, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity report released June 21. The rate is still well below last years when Pinellas County reported 8.4 percent unemployment in May. The countys not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the state of Floridas at 7 percent and the national rate at 7.3 percent. The local Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, also experienced a bump in the unemployment rate, going from 6.7 percent in April to 6.9 percent in May. The MSA reported an unemployment rate of 8.7 percent in May 2012. However, those figures are not seasonally adjusted. The seasonally adjusted rate for Florida in May was 7.1 percent compared to the not seasonally adjusted rate of 7 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate shows a drop in unemployment from 7.1 in April, while the not seasonally adjusted rate shows an increase from 6.8 percent to 7 percent. It is customary to adjust the rates to reflect trends in labor markets. Employment is affected by seasonal hiring, which may include agriculture production, holiday shopping, tourism or the school year. The state report does not provide seasonally adjusted rates for unemployment in individual counties or local MSAs. Since December 2010, Floridas statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped four percentage points, from a rate of 11.1 percent to Mays rate of 7.1 percent. In the same timeframe, the national unemployment rate has dropped 1.7 percentage points. Gov. Rick Scott says those numbers prove that Floridas improving economic climate continues to outpace the national recovery. Floridas unemployment rate has now declined year-over-year for 31 consecutive months. Pinellas Countys labor force increased by almost 5,000 between April and May, going from 446,673 to 451,534, while the reported number of people unemployed rose by 1,000. In May 2012, the countys labor force was 441,860 and 6,558 more were unemployed compared to the current year. The local MSA, which continues to lead the state in over-the-year job growth, reported an increase in the labor force of 15,178 with 3,622 more individuals reportedly unemployed as compared to April. The labor force in May 2012 was down 25,594 and 22,991 more were unemployed as compared to the current year. Pinellas Countys unemployment rate, ranked near the middle of the states 67 counties at No. 34, is tied with Sarasota and Escambia counties. The only county in the local MSA with a higher rank was Hillsborough County with 6.6 percent unemployment. Hernando County had an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent and ranked No. 8. Pasco had an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent and ranked No. 17. Hendry County continues to have the highest unemployment in the state at 11.1 percent and ranks No. 1. Monroe County has the lowest unemployment at 4 percent and ranks No. 67. May 2013 was the 34th consecutive month with annual job growth. According to the DEO, the industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation and utilities with 39,300 new jobs followed by leisure and hospitality with 31,300 jobs. The industries reporting job losses include total government and manufacturing. Florida is expected to create more than 900,000 new jobs by 2018, according to the Florida Economic Estimating Conference. Graph courtesy of DEOA comparison of the unemployment rate for the United States and Florida shows a decline from December 2010 with Floridas numbers falling below the national average for April and May 2013. The Largo Leader publishes news and photographs about people and groups. Send items to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Email jtorres@TBNweekly.com. or call 397-5563, ext. 324.Senator Latvala recognized by Florida Retail FederationORLANDO Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, received the 2013 Senator of the Year Award from the Florida Retail Federation at its event in Orlando on June 19. He was recognized for his strong support of the retail industry in Florida as he advanced their programs during the 2013 Legislative Session. Floridas retailers know that they can count on Senator Latvala to advance policies that help our businesses grow and create jobs, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. We are proud to honor Senator Latvala as our Senator of the Year, and we look forward to his continued leadership in the Legislature. As a small business owner myself, I understand the importance of keeping retail businesses flourishing in Florida, said Latvala. Florida depends on these businesses to keep our economy healthy. Latvala was the sponsor of legislation that would have limited liability to protect businesses from unnecessary litigation. He also was recognized for his role as Chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and the landmark reforms that were passed under his leadership this session. Visit theLargo Leaderat www.TBNweekly.com Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Community 11A Leader, June 27, 2013 Nature wont wait and neither should you IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Accepting most Insurance PlansThis silent killer can be stopped. Skin Cancer Can ... Often be painless Be in hard-to-see locations Disfigure or kill if left untreated Taking new aim at skin cancerDermatology Specialists is the FIRST in this area to implement a new cutting edge technology for specific types of non-melanoma skin cancer called the SRT-100. The mobile superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is designed to provide an alternative to surgical procedures for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.Now you can tell your doctor, surgery is not the only option.Heres more good news: Virtually Painless No Cutting Avoid Reconstructive Surgery of Treated Area Very High Cure Rates Minimal to No Scarring Faster Healing Process Very Short Procedure Time021413 5200 Seminole Blvd., Seminole392-3376 Available In This Area Only At:A Division of Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Specialist George L. Bondar, DO, FAOCD Cheri Morales, ARNP Whitnie Saron, ARNP Dr.s Todd Clarkson and Donald Collins remain committed to maintaining the standards and traditions of excellence their patients expect and deserve.our physicians and three Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners work out of 2 office locations. Our East Bay Medical Center offers visits during Lunchtime hours to better meet your scheduling needs.F F2 Convenient Locations to Better Serve You.Oakhurst Medical Clinic13020 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 727-393-3404 oakhurstmedicalclinic.comEast Bay Medical Center3800 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771 727-539-0505 eastbaymedicalcenter.comwww.oakmed.comMedicare, Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, and most other insurance plans accepted. Todd Clarkson, D.O. Donald Collins, D.O. Ronald Mall, D.O. Roger Schwartzberg, D.O.,F.A.A.I.M. Betsy Parker, A.R.N.P Gail Quail MSN, A.R.N.P.C. John Jarboe A.R.N.P. Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE010313 022813 Largo Foot and Ankle Center1680 West Bay Drive, Largo, FL727-586-3668Toenail Fungus?Laser Solution!Call 727-586-3668Laser Nail Fungus Treatment kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. 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 F.D.A. Cleared Up to 24 Hour Care Weekends, Holidays In Home or Facility Care Medication Set Ups Medication Reminders Hygiene Assistance Companionship Meal Preparation Light Housework TransportationAlzheimers Care and Respite for Family CaregiversBy screened & qualied professionalswww.yourvisitingangel.comLicense #30211274 727-797-8600 We also work with Universal Healthcare Diversion Program, Humana Florida Comfort Choice, United Healthcare, Evercare and Veterans Administration. Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 011013 1527 S. Highland Ave. Clearwater 727-446-7013www.ClearwaterSmiles.comThe patient and any other person responsible for payment have the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, treatment or examination that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. ClearwaterSmiles Dentistry C C C Cleaning (Value $303)D0150-D0274-D0330-D1110 *Min. fee only. Full payment required at time of service. Periodontal treatment may be required. Exp 4-27-13 Dr. Williams per patient 062713 Exp. 7-20-13 have completed the local program, and approximately 60 more are still involved in the treatment and accompanying supervision. Successful completion prevents a prison sentence and may result in the withholding of adjudication and/or a reduced length of probation. The program is only open to defendants who score no more than 60 points in sentencing guidelines. Additionally, entry is based on the sentencing courts assessment of the offenders criminal history no current or previous convictions of a forcible felony as defined in Florida Statute 776.08 substance abuse screening outcome, amenability to treatment services, the recommendation of the State Attorneys Office and the victim (if any) and the offenders agreement to enter the program. For defendants entering on a violation of probation, the violation must have been for a failed or suspect substance abuse test, and the points for the violation will be counted in determining eligibility of overall sentence score. After adjudication, defendants are sentenced to 24 months of probation and transferred to Division Z, part of Adult Drug Court presided over by Circuit Judge Dee Anna Farnell. Defendants then are required to complete a designated level of drug treatment, appear frequently for judicial review hearings (at least monthly), abstain from alcohol use, have 180-days of clean drug screens, satisfy court costs, complete any required aftercare and obtain a GED if needed. Successful defendants can apply for early termination of probation after half of the term is completed. Three different outpatient treatment options and two residential program types are used, and transitional housing with reentry services is available when appropriate. For more information regarding admittance to the Division Z Drug Court, call Pinellas Drug Court Director Nicholas Bridenback at 453-7401.Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum set to open June 29 By BRIAN GOFFINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Nearly two years ago construction began on the enlargement of the Indian Rocks Historical Museum. Now it is set to open and members of the Historical Society are confident people are going to like what they see. Invited guests had a sneak preview of the museum on Friday, June 21. The official opening of the Indian Rocks Historical Museum will be on Saturday, June 29. Im going to be very excited and happy when it opens, said Wayne Ayers, president of the society. Im sure people are going to like it and even help us get the word out. We want to make history exciting and we want this to be a destination for Indian Rocks Beach. It is going to be wonderful and Im thrilled. All that excitement didnt come without hard work, however. Project goordinator Donna Valery and treasurer Nancy Ayers have been working steadily since the renovation was finished last summer. Nancy and I have been working 40 plus hours every week for the past 3 months, said Valery. Others have been working hard too and thats a lot of hours for volunteers. Work on the expansion began in 2011 and took a year to complete. One of the hold-ups was that the entire structure had to be elevated and leveled. The city of Indian Rocks Beach owns the building and paid for the expansion, while the Historical Society paid for the plans and ongoing costs for the operation. The society took back control of the premises in the summer of 2012 and thats when the work began. We realized the place was full of stuff that we didnt need, said Valery. We probably got rid of about one third of stuff that never belonged there in the first place. We had stuff from Michigan and Ohio and Indiana and some of it wasnt even historical. What was it doing there? Valery answered her own question when she explained that anytime someone brought in an old article a volunteer would accept it, then not knowing what to do with it, the society just stored it away. There was even stuff there that was made in China, she said. We had a garage sale and got rid of it all and that left us with not as many artifacts. Then we had to research everything we had and made sure it was authentic. It took a lot of work. To help with that work, according to Ayers, the society hired consultant Patti Smith of Frina Design in Tampa. Among her clients were Heritage Village and MOSI. We hired her to guide us through the process, he said. She has worked with many museums and she was able to help us focus on how we wanted to present our artifacts in an interesting and organized way. COURT, from page 7A Photo by BRIAN GOFFIRB residents Diane Flagg, left, and Jo Nocera look over one of the exhibits at the newly renovated Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum.Nancy Ayers said setting up the new museum was a daunting task. That is one of the reasons why we hired Smith, she said. She helped us decide what to use. She helped us organize tourist related things in one area, fishing in another and how to organize and lay out the room. Ayers main contribution to the new setup was finding pictures to go with the stories they wanted to tell. Then writing those stories in a concise enough fashion so patrons will want to stop and take the time to read them. I spent a lot of time, it seems like forever, going through pictures and matching them with the stories, she said. I would look for pictures online, go to E-Bay and research old newspaper photos. The process was made more difficult because of the history of Indian Rocks, said Ayers. Our history goes back farther than other beach communities, she said, We were one of only three communities along the beach at one time. There was Indian Rocks, Pass-A-Grille, and Clearwater Beach. Just talking to Nancy Ayers is a history lesson in itself. For example Indian Rocks used to encompass part of the mainland, roughly where Belleair and parts of Largo are now. That is why the name of the museum is the Indian Rocks Historical Museum and not the Indian Rocks Beach Museum. Most people dont know that back in 1914 there used to be a train that came out here to the Beach, she said. There was a spur line off the main line that went to Anona, then crossed the Narrows and came to Indian Rocks Beach. The train always had to back over the bridge because there was no room to turn around. It brought tourists over from Tampa and still today many Tampa people own condos in Indian Rocks Beach. The railroad was the Tampa and Gulf Coast Railroad, the T&G, which Ayers said was often referred to as the Tug and Grunt railroad. Eventually the service was abandoned and the tracks torn up by storms in the 1920s. Even the museum building itself has an interesting history. It began as a beach cottage owned by the family of Mayor R.B. Johnson, said Wayne Ayers. Carl Moseley owned it and lived in it during the Second World War because he wanted to get out of Tampa, afraid that the Germans were going to bomb the city. He was Johnsons maternal grandfather and he built the fishing pier in Indian Rocks Beach in 1959. It was wiped out by Hurricane Helena in 1985. Moseley eventually had an offer for the beach property and wanted to sell it. He offered the cottage to the city on the condition that they would turn it into a museum. The city accepted the building and moved it to a location near City Hall. In 2002 it was moved to its present location in Chic-A-Si Park. Ayers said the long wait is finally over. Were relieved to get it finished, he said. I have wanted to make this a destination. I want us to be the best small museum around and there has been a total transformation with all the latest museum techniques. Valery says the work has been worth it. Weve been working non-stop. Weve set up 16 different exhibits. Well soon be heading toward divorce court because our husbands never see us, she said, laughing. It is a labor of love because we want to do something worthwhile. There is still plenty to do; it will always be a work in progress. In the end it will be something this community here and this area of Florida will be real proud of.St. Pete-Clearwater Airport receives excellent annual safety reviewCLEARWATER St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport passed its Annual Federal Aviation Administration certification inspection, marking its ninth consecutive year without a single discrepancy. Also notable is PIEs six consecutive years without a vehicle/pedestrian runway incursion or infraction. The FAA issues Airport Operating Certificates to ensure safety in air transportation. An airport must agree to certain operational and safety standards and conducts inspections annually for compliance. The annual inspection reviews airport emergency planning, wildlife management, fueling operations, aircraft rescue and firefighting, employee training, runway and taxiway signage and pavement markings. The FAA reviewed the inspection with airport officials on June 19 and the airport will receive a full written report in a few weeks. The airport team has done an outstanding job ensuring that safety is our top priority and certainly has been recognized by the FAA over the last nine years with findings of no discrepancies, said Airport Director Noah Lagos. PIEs three runways, which are 9,730 feet, 5,900 feet, and 4,000 feet, and the taxiways are operated and maintained by the airport. The airport is a department of Pinellas County Government and the Airport Rescue Firefighting Station is operated as a division of the airport. St. Pete-Clearwater International served more than 865,000 passengers in 2012, a 4 percent increase over the prior year. May 2013 marked a 28 percent increase in monthly passengers over the prior May. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Leader, June 27, 201312A Viewpoints 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@tbnweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli tbniandy@yahoo.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@tbnweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@tbnweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@tbnweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@tbnweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@tbnweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comLargo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Dust mites wreak household havocDust mites are eating me out of house and home. They were even embedded in my pillows, until I took decisive action. So I threw the pillows away only because I didnt have time to take them to a hazardous materials collection point. I had those pillows for so long; I dont remember how I acquired them. I seem to have a penchant for accumulating my mothers hand-me-downs or her dogs. Washed my drapes. Bought a new mattress cover and AC filter thats guaranteed for life. Cleaned my entertainment center, tabletops, baseboards, windowsills and chessboard. Threw all kinds of garments in the washer and other stuff. Too bad my bedroom painting wont fit in the machine. Consulted with Dr. Google, which is usually a mistake. All this was precipitated by three months of sinus problems, colds, allergies and relatives. A few weeks ago, my ENT doctor did some exploring in my nose with an apparatus slightly smaller than a minesweeper and found a small benign polyp wedged in the bridge of my left nostril. Not sure where it came from. Perhaps dust mites put it there. I certainly didnt. My dad always said never to put anything smaller than a football in your ear. And I darn sure wouldnt put anything smaller than that in my nose, such as a fishhook, or whatever else is fashionable these days. But the good doctor said there was hope. He prescribed some steroid spray that is supposed to shrink the polyp to smithereens in time and clear the crud out of my nose. Sorry, TMI. Im feeling better, but Im still wary of dust mites wreaking havoc in my household. For some reason, I have a history of being tormented by wildlife too small for the human eye to detect. Im a scabies survivor. About 20 years ago, six months after staying in a bargain-priced motel, a rash afflicted me between my fingers that eventually spread throughout my body. The doctor said I had a bad case of bed bugs requiring a prescription drug that came with a thousand disclaimers. I think it was called Shock and Awe. It worked, but I ended up throwing away bedding and washing clothes a hundred times especially my most sacred Florida Gators T-shirt. Fleas and roaches are a nuisance, but even PETA wouldnt vouch for bed bugs. I dont wish bed bugs on anyone, except the IRS. So if I cant see dust mites how do I know I have them? Because the American Lung Association says that roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed. And since being hopeless at house cleaning put me at great risk of a dust mite infestation, I must assume the obvious. Death to dust mites. Im determined. Time again to visit the Internet bloggers. You are always entitled to their opinions: If I am not mistaken, I believe putting things in the dryer on hot and running a few minutes will also kill dust mites. I do this with my childrens stuffed animals. PETA would frown on stuffed animal abuse. My allergist suggested washing in Pine Sol. I add about 1/8 cup to each load. And I use the citrus scent, so I dont smell like a tree. I certainly dont want my sacred Florida Gators T-shirt to smell like a tree. Fear not, the war on dust mites continues. When somebody comes up with a sure-fire inexpensive way to rid the household of dust mites, Ill be the first to know about it. I have a nose for news.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Email him at tgermond@TBNweekly.com.LETTERSCentral parade theme should remainEditor: The Seminole City Council apparently has joined the trend toward political correctness by renaming the Christmas parade to a holiday parade. Lets keep the date of the parade close to Christmas and hold it during the day, like the Pow Wow parade. This would mitigate the lighting issues and help with the weather factor. Other religious groups should be invited to take part ... those that observe Hanukkah, Kwanzaa etc. But the central theme of the parade has been the Christmas observance as governments and employers recognize that. This should remain. Roney Sorensen, Seminole Emotions of the moment cloud judgmentEditor: As always seems to be the case, the media and the American people, when faced with seemingly scandalous or politically motivated revelations that suggest some wrongdoing, allow the emotions of the moment to cloud their judgment in response to the information. The fact that we invariably modify our position, as more concrete information becomes available never seems to deter us from first taking a shot from the hip position. In reality, what we hear initially is only what we want to hear; facts be damned. I implore all Americans at least question the veracity of the content of the message before you establish an opinion on an issue. A good case in point is the issue of government data mining, and the suggestion this violates the Fourth Amendment and our right to privacy. The oh my God response echoing throughout the land was exactly the reaction one could expect based on our track record. It results from, and therefore reflects, a superficial analysis of the rather sketchy information presented. One is moved to wonder had we taken a more analytic approach when exploring this issue how different our reaction might have been. There was a time before the dawn of the age of mass media and electronic communication when Americans approached situations like this by asking questions and seeking answers, not merely forming opinions that defy logic. In this case how many of us asked who initiated this program and who authorized it? It should be noted two different administrations, one Republican and one Democratic, approved it. What data is being collected and who has access to it? Who has oversight and are they exercising their authority? How often is the program reviewed? Is the data that is digitally farmed used solely to identify problem areas or people, or are those collecting it using it to peer into the life and habits of John and Jane Doe? Is there a program to prevent intrusion into, and in due time permanently dispose of the data that does not reflect on the issues that it was instituted to defect? This is, what all of us, Congress included, should have been busy asking instead of trying to figure who we could blame, even before identifying the true nature of the anomaly confronting us. There is one final question we should be asking. If government had been engaged in programs like these at the beginning of the 21st century, is it possible 9/11 would have no more significance on the American psyche today than 9/10 or 9/12? Robert Shaw Madeira Beach If I were king: Heres some ideasFantasizing (also known as daydreaming) is one of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding pursuits known. Although its possible to become addicted to fantasy, most people dont. Reality keeps intruding. Its hard to fantasize your way out of an overdue property tax bill, or the voice of a police officer saying, Would you please step out of your car and tell me why youve been running through traffic lights for the past six miles? Many fantasies revolve around money, ego, sex, revenge, high attainment, fattening foods or fame. Also power. What would it be like to have absolute power? Wow, what a trip that could be. Recently I got to thinking about that, and several ideas popped up. If I were king, here are some changes Id make. 1. When Congress votes on whether or not to send our troops off to war, ballots will be cast only by senators or representatives who have actually experienced combat, or whose children or grandchildren are in uniform or subject to the draft. Im tired of watching lifetime civilians send our uniformed men and women off to fight and die, or to come home maimed and often insane to a Congress that wont adequately pay for their care. 2. In bars, restaurants and nightclubs, all alcoholic drinks will have a 10 percent tax added to the bill. This money will go into a DD (designated driver) fund. This will be used to pay sober designated drivers to drive a drinking car-owner home and then return via taxi to his or her place of employment. Driving while intoxicated will be punished by 16 weeks confinement in hard labor camps in the forests of Georgia and Maine. 3. Smoking will be permitted in public buildings, but only in small (20x20), unventilated, nonair-conditioned smoking rooms. You like to smoke? Hey, baby, well give you smoke. 4. Public cell phone conversations will be permitted, but only in the designated smoking rooms (see No. 3, above). 5. TV and radio advertisements will last no more than 20 seconds. 6. Laugh tracks will be prohibited on all TV sitcoms. 7. Motorists who drive in the left-hand lane without good cause will be required to listen to three hours of uninterrupted rap music or lectures on Etruscan art. 8. After fulfilling strict professional requirements, schoolteachers, police officers and firefighters will receive compensation at least 50 percent higher than that of the average elected official in the state. 9. Restaurant patrons who insult or otherwise abuse servers will be subject to immediate ejection from the premises. The same goes for servers who address customers as you guys or who call old people honey or hon. 10. Non-English-speaking immigrants to the U.S. will have their new citizenship withheld for one year, during which time they will be required to acquire a working familiarity with American English. Computer-based language programs will be provided. The programs will have 12 monthly levels, each more complex than the previous one. Successful completion of each level will entitle the student to a meaningful reward, such as a thesaurus or a recording of Renee Flemings music. 11. Persons convicted of abusing children or animals will be placed on rafts in the waters of abandoned stone quarries and left there for up to five days at a time. Their only food will be month-old sushi. 12. Unnecessary excessive noise from whatever source will be prohibited. Violators will be branded with a temporary N tattooed on their foreheads for six weeks, during which all bystanders are urged to sneer at the offender. 13. Substantial financial rewards will be given to playwrights, novelists, comedians and other creative artists who produce highquality work that does not contain the F-word or bathroom and barnyard jokes. 14. Anyone convicted of falsely claiming disability payments from the government or employers will be sentenced to a month of walking backwards across the mountains of West Virginia. 15. Severance and bonus pay for highranking financial company executives will be limited to one-tenth of their current or departure salaries. No executive will be paid a salary more than 50 times higher than that of his personal assistant or the chief janitor in his office building. All compensation above that level will be diverted to a trust fund intended to support investors or other persons who have been screwed by banks, brokerages and hedge funds. I doubt if many of the changes Ive listed above could, would or should be adopted. But thats one of the joys of fantasizing you snap your fingers and it all disappears.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net. Drivers SeatBob Driver Many fantasies revolve around money, ego, sex, revenge, high attainment, fattening foods or fame. Also power. What would it be like to have absolute power? Wow, what a trip that could be.Recently, Bill Clinton warned that President Barack Obama risked looking like a wuss and a total fool for not acting sooner on Syria. Shortly thereafter but two months after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel charged that strongman Bashar Assad had crossed a red line in using chemical weapons against his own people the White House announced that in response to Assads use of sarin, the administration would send small arms to help Syrian rebels. Allow me to stand up for the president. Obama didnt look like a fool for not rushing into the Syrian mess at the behest of Beltway foreign policy do-gooders. To the contrary, Obama has shown himself to be the rare Washington leader who learned something from Egypt and Libya. No need to touch that stove too often. In 2011, during the heady days of mass protests in Cairos Tahrir Square, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came forward to urge Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a U.S. ally to begin immediately serious negotiations on a peaceful and orderly transition. Now Her Stateness looks totally foolish. Because she had Arab Spring fever, an ally is in chains, and Egypt has new leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood. At least America had a national interest in ousting Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi, who ordered the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, which left 270 dead. But with the U.S. military spread thin from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the political ideology of Libyan rebels in question, Obama preferred to leave NATO in charge of the air war over Libya. A White House aide famously dubbed this strategy leading from behind. When Libyans killed Gadhafi, Madam Secretary paraphrased Julius Caesar, quipping, We came; we saw; he died. She has shown less bluster since a terrorist attack in Benghazi left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty dead. The Libyan non-war doesnt feel like victory anymore. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has faulted Obama for pledging arms after 100-plus Syrians were killed by chemical weapons but not earlier in a civil war that has claimed 93,000 lives. Give this to McCain: He has the moral high ground. I felt the same way about the atrocities committed by Iraqs Saddam Hussein. Ten years after the Iraq War began, the country is more stable but at a cost so terrible that Americans dont want to walk that path again. The Obama administration wisely stipulates that there will be no American boots on Syrian ground. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes asserted that Washington expects U.S. arms will not fall into the hands of extremists.The president also has resisted calls to order a no-fly zone. He would rather spend tax dollars on nation building at home than on civil war management abroad. Theres this view among the foreign policy elite that Obama has to be tough on Syria in order to telegraph to world leaders that American outrage builds at a penalty. In Egypt, the penalty was that a terrorist organization won power, and in Libya, the penalty put more firepower into the hands of hostile militias. By all means, Mr. President, send arms to the Syrian rebels. Do what you have to do to keep Assad and Hezbollah and Iran and Russia from winning. But dont feel you have to give in to the risky demands of the foreign policy scolds. Remember: We came; we saw; he died.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ sfchronicle.com. To find out more about Debra J. Saunders and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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 tger mond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Please allow two weeks from the time you submitted your letter for it to be published before inquiring as to its status.What do you think? Tom Germond Debra Saunders Obama is no fool on Syrian mess Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Community 13A Leader, June 27, 2013 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 062713 18 HOLES W/CART PER PERSONCHAMPIONSHIP PAR 71 PROSHOT GPS YARDAGECOUNTRY CLUB DR., LARGO2.5 Miles W. of U.S. 19 off 686581-3333$5 OFF w/Player Card 6613 Expires 7/31/13Weekdays$27Before 10am$24After 10amWeekends & Holidays$30Before 10am$24After 10am GOLFSPECIAL 061313 7-31-13EVER DAY!SUMMER RATES$10Walk $15Ride TEN PLAY TICKETS $85 Walk $120 Ride $20EACH No appointment necessaryFREE Rabies Shotswith annual exam.New Clients Only.12712 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, FL 33774727-596-9156011013Matt Facarazzo, D.V.M.with this ad NEW LOCATION Pearces celebrate 50th anniversary John and Anita Pearce of Seminole celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 15, 2013. John and Anita were married at First Baptist St. Pete, which was located downtown at that time. They went on to have three children and now have eight grandchildren. To celebrate, the couple took their entire family on a four-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.John and Anita Pearce Military accomplishmentsRenee NassifLARGO Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee Nassif and other Sailors assigned to the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) recently got underway for a final sustainment exercise (SUSTAINEX) before the ships upcoming deployment. Nassif is the daughter of Carolyn and James Nassif of Largo. She is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School of Clearwater. She joined the Navy in August 2010. The Truman departed Naval Station Norfolk along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff, joined with guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87) for the exercise. The ships and embarked units training together is focusing on maritime security operations, air defense, counter-piracy and antisubmarine warfare. This exercise is similar to the composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) the strike group completed earlier this year. Exercises such as SUSTAINEX and COMPTUEX ensure strike groups are trained and certified for an overseas deployment. Jacob A. Clink LARGO Army Pvt. Jacob A. Clink recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Clink is the son of David Clink of Largo. He is a 2012 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.Kyle SullivanCLEARWATER Civilian Kyle Sullivan recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of Allendale Academy High School, Clearwater. The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life. Sullivan will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navys Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. Robert ShepardCLEARWATER Air Force Airman Robert Shepard recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Shepard is the son of Robert Shepard of Ocklawaha. He is a 2008 graduate of Allendale Academy, Clearwater.Sabrina Morris ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Reserve Airman Sabrina Morris recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Adams is the son of Janet Mercer of Clearwater. He tis a 2012 graduate of Mavericks High School, Clearwater.Raydon L. Brown ST. PETERSBURG Army Reserve Pfc. Raydon L. Brown recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Brown is the son of Regina Brown of St. Petersburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Lighthouse Preparatory Christian School, Bradenton. Robert Shepard Cory S. Shafer Sabrina Morris Morris is the daughter of Amy Perdue, and granddaughter of Cheryl Pollard, both of St. Petersburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Boca Ciega High School. ated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Goodnow is the son of Virgina Wistner of Clearwater. He is a 2012 graduate of Dunedin High School.Cory S. Shafer ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Cory S. Shafer recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Shafer is the son of Rick Shafer of St. Petersburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Riverview High School.Tyler W. Rutherford SEMINOLE Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler W. Rutherford recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Rutherfod is the son of Barbara E. and Tracey L. Rutherford of Seminole. He is a 2011 graduate of Seminole High School.Shawn R. Reynolds MADEIRA BEACH Army Pvt. Shawn R. Reynolds recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Reynolds is the son of Bonnie Olsen of Madiera Beach. He is also the son of Clark Reynolds and stepson of Marti Reynolds, both of Brook Park, Minn. He is a 2012 graduate of Mora High School, Minn.Kyle P. Goodnow CLEARWATER Army Pfc. Kyle P. Goodnow recently gradu-Brian K. Howard PINELLAS PARK Army Pvt. Brian K. Howard recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Howard is the son of Wesley and Kathleen Howard of Pinellas Park. He is a 2008 graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, Ill.Justin K. Adams CLEARWATER Army Pvt. Justin K. Adams recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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She is adorable, a lot of fun to play with, gets along with children and dogs, likes to snuggle and go to sleep with people. She is crate trained and is doing well with housetraining. She is easy to walk on a leash and seems to enjoy it. She is a wonderfully curious puppy and would make a great pet for whoever adopts her. Her new owners must continue her treatment through July, but she is adoptable now. Medicine has been provided. She is currently living with a foster family, so to make an appointment to meet her, call the Suncoast Animal League at 786-1330.Pets of the weekClean Marina has produced good results By BOB McCLUREIf youve noticed the waters in and around the states marinas have appeared a little cleaner the last few years, theres a reason for it. Thanks to a program initiated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, a conscious effort is underway by marinas, boatyards and boat retailers to prevent inland waters from getting polluted. The Florida Clean Marina program, which was instituted in 2000, is a voluntary, nonregulatory program that acknowledges facilities that are environmentally aware. Marinas that meet a set of criteria receive the Clean Marina designation, which means they successfully met a list of environmental requirements by DEP. As of early May, 270 marinas statewide are participating in the program, as well as 40 boatyards and 17 retailers. Locally, 26 marinas in Pinellas County are participating in the program. They include: Bay Pines Marina, St. Petersburg Belle Harbour Marina, Tarpon Springs Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin City of Clearwater Municipal Marina City of Treasure Island Municipal Marina Clearwater Harbor Marina Dunedin Municipal Marina Gulfport Municipal Marina The Harborage Marina, St. Petersburg Homeport Marina, Palm Harbor Island Harbor, Palm Harbor Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, St. Petersburg Largo Intracoastal Marina Loggerhead Club and Marina, St. Petersburg Madeira Beach Municipal Marina Mar Marina, Tarpon Springs Marinos Marina, Tarpon Springs Maximo Marina, St. Petersburg Pasadena Yacht and Country Club Marina Condominium Association, Gulfport Renaissance Vinoy Marina, St. Petersburg Safety Harbor Municipal Marina Snell Isle Marina, St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Municipal Marina St. Petersburg Yacht Club Tarpon Springs Municipal Marina Turtle Cove Marina, Tarpon Springs. In 1992, the Florida legislators passed the Clean Vessel Act, which was designed to reduce sewage discharge from boats into state waters through the installation of sewage pumpout stations at marinas, paid in part by a federal grant program. A few years later it was determined a little more was needed, said Judy Ashton, an environmental specialist with DEP. So the Boating Advisory Council within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, suggested a more holistic approach to educate people in ways to protect the waters of the state. Ashton said a marina is judged on whether or not it is using a list of environmental management practices and services. Among the stipulations, Ashton said marinas must meet all DEP regulatory requirements, such as avoiding use of a boat washing area that drains down to the water and the ability to act quickly in the event of fuel spill in the water. Ashton said the program has been very successful. Weve had people in other countries interested in what were doing, said Ashton. A lot of the islands in the Caribbean have expressed interest. The next step, she said, would be the addition of a resilient facility designation for marinas, which will likely be rolled out some time next year. It would be a way to help marinas deal with issues like sea level rise, Ashton said. It would be a more preventative approach. For more information on the Clean Marina program, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/clean marina.Volunteers needed to help remove crab trapsTIERRA VERDE Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boaters to participate in removing crab traps July 13 from six locations: Belleair Bluffs, Upper Tampa Bay, Alafia River, Cockroach Bay, Boca Ciega Bay and Demens Landing in Tampa Bay. The traps must be removed due to the regional closure of blue crab fishing. The Florida F ish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has mandated a temporary closure for the harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Broward through Pasco counties including the waters of Tampa Bay. Volunteer boaters interested in participating in the event should register on tampabaywatch.org or call 727-867-8166, ext. 233. FWC is requiring regional closed seasons for the blue crab fishery to help facilitate efforts to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps in state waters of Florida. The local closure is from July 10-19. The closure area extends out to 3 miles offshore and applies to both commercial and recreational free standing traps. Blue crab traps attached to private property, such as docks, are excluded from the closure. All commercial and recreational traps left in state waters during the 10-day closure will be considered derelict and can be removed. It is important to note that even though the fishery will be closed, not just anybody can remove a trap. Anyone interested in being involved must be a part of an organized effort that has been authorized by FWC. Three regional, 10-day blue crab trap closures take place in designated areas in Florida in odd-numbered years, and three other closures occur in even-numbered years. Derelict and abandoned crab traps in the waters are a problem for several reasons. They continue to ghost fish, fishing that continues despite the inactivity of the trap, killing not only the crabs but several other recreationally and commercially important species. They pose a navigational hazard to boaters, and they can cause damage to valuable and sensitive habitats such as seagrass or natural hardbottom environments. Manatees, dolphins and sea turtles also can become entangled in the trap line causing injury or death. This event is great because it gets community volunteers involved in helping to preserve and protect the bay by removing debris and keeping marine life from needlessly getting caught and killed in abandoned traps, said Serra Herndon, Habitat Restoration director for Tampa Bay Watch. Officials estimate that thousands of derelict crab traps have been accumulating for decades in Tampa Bay. Each year, Tampa Bay Watch performs surveys to identify derelict traps and conducts cleanups to remove them. Having conducted 22 crab trap removals since May 2004, Tampa Bay Watch has successfully removed 1,187 traps from the waters of Tampa Bay. For more information on FWCs trap-retrieval program, blue crab trap closure dates, or regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Rules and click on Fishing Saltwater, or call FWCs trap-retrieval coordinator, Kyle Miller, at 850-487-0554. Project sponsors for the event include Sea World Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, Hillsborough County Public Utilities, Republic Waste Services, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and the city of Largo. For more information on Tampa Bay Watchs local effort, email Serra Herndon at sherndon@tampabaywatch.org or call 867-8166, ext. 227. McGough to host night hikesLARGO Night hikes will be presented Saturdays, July 20 and Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th N. St. This will be a free interpretative nature hike through McGoughs habitats. Call 518-3047. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Outdoors 15A Leader, June 27, 2013 ObituariesJulia Anna Buhrle (nee Moos) of Clearwater, Fla. died June 17, 2013 at Brookside Hospice Care Center, just days before age 96. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and lived in Pennsauken, N.J. for 30 years before moving to Palm Harbor, Fla. in 1982. Julia was married and widowed three times. She was predeceased by her daughter, Anna, and two grandchildren, Harry and Jacqueline. She worked in electronics manufacturing for Remington Rand/Univac. Julia was a remarkable seamstress who designed and sewed wardrobes for herself, her children and grandchildren. In her late 60s and 70s she was an awardwinning competitive ballroom dancer. She is survived by her daughter, Julia Bohl and her son-in-law, Don, of Port Chester, N.Y. and her son, Harry Barth and his wife, Penny, of Dunedin; her grandchildren, Kristina Bohl Christian of N.Y., and Don G. Bohl of Maine; her greatgrandchildren, Adam Bohl and Janet Christian, and step-greatgranddaughter, Nicole Zganjer. Visitation will be at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2860 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater, on June 30, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A Christian Service of remembrance will be held at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, on June 30 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of owers, contributions may be sent to Hope Presbyterian Church at the above address. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, (727) 796-1992. Sylvanabbey.com Julia Anna BUHRLE St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00am Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am Saturday 8:00 am CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 am 10:50 am Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass) 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir)031413 Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L 040413 021413 011013 053013 060613 062713 Some dolphin bulls can turn bearish in maritime marketsTourism in our area is up this year. Thats great. The right number of tourists creates a necessary balance between local prosperity and conserving the natural wonders that draw people here in the first place. The maritime markets are up too. Thats great. It suggests that the dolphin community outside your doorstep is prospering as well. This is particularly good news after the gripping downturn in dolphin numbers in 2011. A healthy dolphin population, of course, means a healthy ecologically balanced estuary (and all the good fishing that comes with that). What does a good maritime market look like? Among other things, there are lots of bulls out there. Males of many mammal species have a home range that is big enough to encompass the smaller home ranges of many females. It is the bulls job to tour his giant range regularly enough to provide stud services. We have three kinds of such touring males. Resident males appear on a fairly regular basis. Seasonal males appear every year or so but primarily in the warm months. The third kind makes extra-annual tours. Rather than every year, these males have appeared only a dozen times or so in 10 years across a thousand surveys. Several of these memorable males currently cruise our local waterways. One extra-annual burly boy was high tailing it out through Johns Pass into the mighty Gulf of Mexico. He traveled at speed with no apparent need to breathe, which is normal bull behavior. He only gave himself away as he rounded the rocky point outside the Pass: Keyhole Plus. He wasnt running bearish. Bulls can often be seen leaving the Intracoastal Waterway directly for the Gulf as the sun ascends in the eastern sky. It was the next encounter that turned some bulls bearish, apparently triggered by our biggest bull, Grin. We were tracking several moms, older calves and one very persistent seasonal bull Nose. Nose was dogging female NF. NF in turn was theoretically babysitting the yearling calf Xanion while mom X was hunting in the distance. Luckily, NFs 4-year-old Nougat took over and engaged Photo by ANN WEAVERBulls on the move can ignore the most obvious things.a small nursery group was Sharkey shepherding her first baby, a newborn maybe 2 weeks old. Local ladies Stick, LA Stick, Split and Courtney flanked them. Whether understanding the newborns need to swim slowly and steadily, matching the new mothers methodical pace protectively, or just companionably schooling with Sharkey and her tiny shiny newborn, the tender troupe swam without going anywhere. Flashes of a fin trailing behind them too large to be another female rushing to catch up said the mobile nursery was not alone. There have been sporadic accusations of infanticide among freeranging bottlenose dolphins. Gratefully, there are few inklings of this behavior in my experience. The trailer was Twin Dip, the bull bonded to the bull whose presence sent the other bulls scuttling bearishly. His interest was probably in the females escorting the mom and newborn, a familiar masculine strategy employed by many species besides dolphins. An episode with another infrequent male, Dune, made me wonder about reverse herding. Herding is when one or more male dolphins use their bulk to coerce a female, whom they can outweigh by 100-plus pounds, to travel in the direction they choose. We found little lady Slightwin swimming with bull Dune, an occasional visitor we have seen maybe six times. They kept their distance from the boat until they suddenly surfaced against our port bow. Slightwin, who is very familiar with us, was on one side, the bow was on the other side, and Dune was in between. They veered so close that I wondered if Slightwin was attempting to approach us in greeting by cutting under the bow whilst Dune, attempting to herd her away, ended up virtually pushed against the boat! Lone bulls are good at giving brief glimpses that make you wonder if you really saw a dolphin. The big lone fin darting in the distance around a small spoil created by dredging turned out to be Candle. Candle has only flickered by 10 times in the last 10 years. Theyre out there. Tourists, I mean.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at dazzled@tampabay.rr.com or visit her website www.dolphinsuperstore.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Xanion as only calves can. In the wake of the two calves busily rolling and poking each other, a big gnarly fin periodically poked up too. I had seen that dorsal fin before but couldnt draw its name from my memory banks. The gnarly fin trailed the calves at a distance for a time. Then it surfaced next to them. Both calves mothers materialized as if from the ethers and retrieved their respective kids. In another surprise materialization, the massive male Grin entered the scene. Grins presence changed the entire social dynamic. The gnarly fin vanished. (We later determined it was Square Bite Face, a dolphin we have only seen 10 times in 10 years!) Nose seemed to bow to greater dominance, and meandered south toward a promising oyster bar (with studied casualness, if that applies to dolphins) while Grin and the girls surfed the rollers from a conveniently passing yacht. Some miles north of the surfing and scuttling departures, the hub of Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Photo by JIM LAYFIELDLimpkin chicks wait along the edge of the waterway at Kapok Park in Clearwater on June 23 while their mother searches for food. Limpkins so named because they appear to have a slight limp while walking are fresh water birds that in the U.S. are found almost exclusively in Florida. They also can be found in Mexico, Central and South America. They have loud, eerie cries that have been used as background sound effects in old Tarzan movies and as the cry of the hippogriff in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Information about the limpkin was gathered from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, Florida Ecotravel Guide, and the Corkscrew Sanctuary site.Warm fuzziesGrouper season reopens; shark fishing also an option this weekJuly 1st marks the opening of gag grouper for the Gulf of Mexico. The season having been closed for the last eight months, it is easy to assume that the fishing should be pretty good. Manmade structures as well as natural limestone bottom will hold plenty of gags. Artificial reefs are normally picked over pretty good this time of year. However, due to the closure they are good bets for fast action. Live pinfish will attract the attention of the larger gags. Despite the increase in water temperatures over the past week, redfish have been willing to feed on the strong part of the incoming tide. Spoil islands are great places to look for summer reds. Their closer to deep water attracts both bait and predatory fish alike. Live chumming the mullet schools with white bait, a.k.a pilchards, could produce big catches of redfish. Fan casting top-water plugs would be a great way to narrow the search before switching to live bait. Trout, Spanish mackerel and a few other species can be targeted over deep patches of grass throughout the Intracoastal Waterway. Find clean moving water in anywhere from 3to 6feet of water depending on the tide and you should be in the right location. With the abundance of micro baits schooling in the same areas, active spots will often be given away by dipping turns. You can cast soft plastic jigs in silver or gold glitter all day as well as a top-water plug in the lower light conditions. Shark fishing also can be a good option this time of year, especially when youre taking kids fishing. Small blacktip sharks can be found roaming the bottom in many deep cuts throughout the Intracoastal Waterway. Almost any cut bait will work when targeting these pup sharks, but oily baits like mullet, shad or ladyfish seem to work best. Be sure to take a couple of chum blocks to help attract the sharks. Until next week, get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein Gardening briefsGarden tours setLARGO Free vegetable, herb and tropical fruit garden tours will be offered Thursday, July 18, 9 to 11 a.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the vegetable garden and compost demonstration areas at Pinellas County Extension/Florida Botanical Gardens to learn more about growing their own food. Attendees will see an eye-catching array of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs, trees and flowers in the garden and wander the paths between the Egyptian, Mediterranean and Asian plantings to learn how the featured plants can be used in the home. Guests also will discover the tropical fruits that do well in the Florida climate including many varieties of bananas, figs, papayas, mangoes, avocados, sugar cane and citrus. They will learn about little-known fruits that are not usually considered by the home gardener including jackfruit, carambola, Buddhas hand and pomegranate. The free tour features a diversity of plantings including a wide variety of ground covers, bromeliads, palms and power-line friendly trees that can be used in landscapes. Tours are limited to group of four to 16 people. Advance registration is required. Visit www.eventbrite.com/ event/6241882639/eorg or call 582-2100.Garden club to host craft eventsST. PETERSBURG The Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present two craft activities in July at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. Activities include the following: Stamped T-shirts Monday, July 8, 11 a.m. Participants should bring their own T-shirt to be stamped. Cork coasters Monday, July 15, 11 a.m. The cost of materials for members is $3.50; for nonmembers, cost is $4. Attendees take home what they craft. The public is welcome. For information, call 381-8920. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B June 27, 2013Visit www.TBNweekly.com Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:The HeatGenre: Action and comedy Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demin Bichir, Marlon Wayans and Michael Rapaport Director: Paul Feig Rated: R FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) the Fed and Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) the Fuzz couldnt be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From DGA Award winner and Emmy nominee Paul Feig, The Heat takes a look at the odd couple pairing of two law enforcement officials who, to their everlasting shock, slowly find themselves on the same page. Starring Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, whose films have grossed $2.9 billion worldwide, and Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, The Heat has bawdy laughs and real emotional stakes. White House DownGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins and James Woods Director: Roland Emmerich Rated: PG-13 In Columbia Pictures White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nations government falling into chaos and time running out, its up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Opening this weekendThe Heat pairs Bullock, McCarthy; Foxx, Tatum star in White House Down Photo courtesy of TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATIONFBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock), left, and Boston Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) sit in shock after an unexpected setback in a scene from The Heat. ByzantiumGenre: Horror and thriller Cast: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones and Danny Mays Director: Neil Jordan Rated: R Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his desertedPhoto by REINER BAJO/COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES INC.Jamie Foxx, left, and Channing Tatum star in Columbia Pictures White House Down. See OPENING, page 4B MOVE IN READY Newly remodeled manufactured home 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Light and Bright Beautiful lake view$55,000 with share BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1994 Jacobsen manufactured home Front windowed Florida room Beautifully screened in double wide carport Pet friendly$16,900 TURN KEY READY 2BR/2BA manufactured home Screened lanai New laminate flooring and carpet Corner lot rent or buy$15,900 $12,900 BEAUTIFUL 3/2 SPLIT PLAN 1998 Jacobsen Pet friendly Private backyard Many updates, kitchen & master bath$59,900 with share 2/2 MANUFACTURED HOME New laminate flooring Side by Side refrigerator$12,900 to own or annual rental 2/2 MANUFACTURED HOME Newer A/C, New Paint Newer Roof Double wide carport Across from clubhouse and pool$5,000 to own or annual rental 2/2 MANUFACTURED HOME Enclosed Florida room Well equipped kitchen Large size home$15,900 to own or annual rental 5 Star Park 55+ Community Retirement Living Annual Rentals Availablewww.islandinsun.com/units 523-1810 433-29001001 Starkey Road #1 Largo, FL 33771727 062713 Paradise Island Mobile Home Park SOLDJ O I N O U R R E A L T O R T E A M EARN WHILE YOU LEARN THE MARKET IS BRIGHT TOP COMMISSIONS VERSA TILE BUSINESS EMAIL orCALL 727-433-2904 SAMMYE.SANDS@ISLANDSUN.COM The Power of Knowledge ... 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(Sandy Hartmann & Associates) were a pleasure and made every step of selling our home easy.KathyAnn Scheer 062013Sandy Hartmann & Associates have been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients since 1979 and have been consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. Before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. PRICE REDUCED See TOP FIVE, page 2B Top five diversions B l a s t F r i d a y featuring Robin Zander Band, presented by Bright House Networks; Friday, June 28, 5:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street District, Clearwater. This free street festival and concert will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. A limited number of VIP tickets are available in the Budweiser Platinum VIP section priced at $30. The Budweiser Platinum VIP package includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the stage, two free Bud Platinum beers and a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza from Tonys Pizza. For VIP tickets, call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. S t P e t e P r i d e P r o m e n a d e a n d S t r e e t F e s t i v a l Saturday, June 29, in the Grand Central District, along Central Avenue between 21st Street and 29th Street, St. Petersburg. Starting at 10 a.m., The St. Pete Pride Promenade will run along Central Avenue between 21st Street and 29th Street. It will feature more than 100 organizations and businesses supporting and celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The Street Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now in its 11th year, it is Tampa Bays annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. The Street Festival and Promenade combined attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders and area business owners. For event information, visit www.stpetepride.com. T h e M e d i u m presented by St. Petersburg Opera; Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m., at The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $20. Call 823-2040 or visit www.stpeteopera.org. St. Petersburg Opera will kick off its first summer opera festival with Giancarlo Menottis chilling story of a psychic who pretends to communicate with the dead relatives of her gullible customers. During one of her sances, something happens that she cannot explain, which leads her to question whether its all a fake or not. The production stars Melissa Misener as Baba, Stefanie Izzo as Monica, Rim Karnavicius, Michelle Rego, Mindy Mabry, and Christopher Romeo. Izzo recently sang the role of Monica in an Off Broadway production and was hailed as bringing a gorgeously rich and full sound to the part. The opera will be performed in English with the original orchestration and will be fully staged. J u a n e s L o u d & U n p l u g g e d T o u r Sunday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org. Juanes will bring his critically-praised Loud & Unplugged Tour to Tampa. In November 2012, the Colombian rock superstar won the Album of the Year trophy for Juanes MTV Unplugged at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. This was the third time Juanes won Album of the Year at the Latin Grammys. Having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, the 19-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Juanes has been heralded as the single most important figure of the past decade in Latin music by The Los Angeles Times and as Latin Americas hottest singer-songwriter a soulful poet with electric guitar by The New York Times. A N i g h t a t t h e P O P e r a f e a t u r i n g K l a s s i k a Sunday, June 30, 7 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERJuanes plays at the Straz center June 30. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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2B Just for Fun Leader, June 27, 2013 iTHAI & SUSHIiTHAI & SUSHIAuthentic Thai Cuisine & Sushi Take-out & Delivery Available OPEN 11:30-3:00 Monday Saturday Sunday 4:30-9:3011002 Seminole Blvd. 202-6929Sushi Roll 2 for $10 ... Lunch Only 10%OFFAny Dinner or Lunch EntreeOffer Expires July 12, 2013062713NEW IN TOWN BEGINNERBRIDGELESSONSCall 727-363-1136 For Details NEW Location NEW LocationSt. Petersburg Bridge ClubNOVICEGAMESMON. WED. FRI. 12:30 PM12 Duplicate Games Each Week9103 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Mainlands Plaza Pinellas Parkwww.stpetebridge.org062713 First Lesson Free Starting Week Of July 9th 011013 Fresh Seafood DailyLunch & Dinner SpecialsChildrens MenuTake Out Always Available Where The Locals Eat! Certificate of Excellence Award May 2011-201316th &Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks BeachOPEN 11am 10pm til 11pm Friday & Saturday727-596-2477 KeegansSeafood.comKeegans Seafood GrilleOutdoor PatioKid Friendly www.facebook.com/keegansseafood62713Voted Best Lunch in Indian Rocks Beach! MONDAYJAM SESSION3pm Jackie Vee & Rickie B$1 DOLLAR DRINKS 8pm to Close93.3 FLZs DJ Jaime FerreiraTUESDAYHAPPY HOUR ALL DAY & NIGHTWEDNESDAY$1 DOLLAR DRINK DAY 8pm to CloseTHURSDAYKARAOKEby Mollie 6-9pmLadies Drink FREE 10pm-1amSEXY POLE DANCE CONTESTFRIDAY6/28 LIVE MUSIC 10PM MARK ANTHONY BANDSATURDAY6/29 LIVE MUSIC 10PM THE HUNKS OF FUNK62713 Smoke FREE! 14450 Walsingham Rd., Largo727-595-MAKO makosontherocks.com Open Everyday 11am-3am HAPPY HOUR 11-82 for 1 Drafts$2 Wine & Wells$3 Calls St., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $16 for adults and $14 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org. Attendees will be mesmerized by the trio Klassika, which performs a combination of pop music and opera. These three classically trained voices form a harmonious blend that is known as POPera or Classical Crossover. They perform favorites such as: Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, My Heart Will Go On, and others. Klassika performs a stunning variety of styles while singing in English, Italian, Spanish and French. The trio is Jolanda Nel, Clint Shepherd, and Chris Romeo. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Looking Ahead in Largo Looking Ahead in Largo T h e S w a s h b u c k l i n g A d v e n t u r e s o f A l e x J o n e s with book, music and lyrics by Jason Tucker, July 12-21, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793. S o Y o u T h i n k Y o u r e a M o v i e B u f f ? Friday, July 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Black Box Theatre and the Gypsy Stage Repertory will present So You Think Youre a Movie Buff? The event will offer a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic one-liners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist, according to a press release. Attendees may follow along and answer questions and/or name the movie, the actors, character names, movie theme song and more. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Prizes will be awarded. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. C o l i n H a y Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Best known as the lead singer for the platinum selling Australian band Men At Work and his 11 solo albums, Colin Hay is happy to announce his 2013 Finding My Dance World Tour coming to the Largo Cultural Center. The Largo performance is one of only three dates scheduled for Florida in 2013. B e n n y G o o d m a n s 7 5 t h A n n i v e r s a r y T r i b u t e presented by the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra; Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski is featured with the highly acclaimed Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodmans historical 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. This historic and revolutionary performance claimed a new place for jazz on the American cultural scene and has come to be seen as the most important jazz concert in history. This incredible evening of music will feature numerous classics from Goodmans historic 1938 performance, including Dont Be That Way, Memories of You and the iconic Sing, Sing, Sing. G a r y W r i g h t Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Wrights hit song Dream Weaver has been featured in many movies including the Waynes World feature film, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Toy Story 3. Wright has continued to have success on the Billboard charts with Really Wanna Know You in 1981 and in 1986, he contributed the song Hold On to Your Vision on the soundtrack of Sylvester Stallones movie Cobra. Better By You, Better Than Me, a song written by Wright, was also covered by Judas Priest on their 1978 album Stained Class. Wright has continued to produce and create records through the decades and you may have seen him recently in 2008 and 2010 touring with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. A m b r o s i a Sunday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Ambrosia, five-time Grammy nominee in 1970s and early 1980s, had five Top 40 hit singles including Biggest Part of Me, How Much I Feel and Yourre the Only Woman. Opening the show will be Twinkle Schascle and her band. Twinkle is an international singer-songwriter who released her first debut album, Haunted By Real Life, through Warner Brothers and was produced by songwriter Patrick Leonard. The album garnered much attention on the pop and jazz charts. Her music video, Cant Get Love With Money was featured on VH1 where she was a guest VJ on the Top 21 countdown. F r e c k l e f a c e S t r a w b e r r y presented by Stages Productions, Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry teaches kids to learn and love the skin they are in. In this beloved story, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school. With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different and thats what make everyone special. R o g e r M c G u i n n Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com. McGuinn, one of the founding members of The Byrds, is known as an innovator for merging folk and rock music in the 1960s. Prior to forming The Byrds, Roger toured and performed folk music with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. His music has been a staple on the music charts as well as many movie soundtracks. Some hits singles include Turn! Turn! Turn!, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man. C h i n e s e G o l d e n D r a g o n A c r o b a t s Sunday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. This amazing group combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.June 27, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 A chance meeting results in an interesting exchange. Dont believe everything you hear, Capricorn. A standoff at work is a real eye-opener.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Youve got the upper hand this week, Aquarius. Use it to your advantage. A personal issue comes to a head for a friend. Be there for them.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Money matters take precedence this week. Review your budget with care, Pisces. There are ways to cut back. A mentor makes a generous offer.AriesMarch 21 April 19 A project grows. Plan accordingly, Aries, or prepare for less than stellar results. Youngsters bring a breath of fresh air to a special occasion. Enjoy!TaurusApril 20 May 20 Summer calls for fun in the sun. Take a break from the action, Taurus, and you will return with a fresh perspective and more energy to tackle a nagging problem.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Oops, Gemini. An argument at home spirals out of control due to a crass remark. Its your turn to play peacemaker. A report receives rave reviews.CancerJune 22 July 22 Concerns grow over a relatives need for independence. Dont add to the fodder until you have your facts straight, Cancer. There is more to the situation than you realize.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Big ideas call for big support, Leo. You may have to scale back on an idea in order to bring it to light. A mix-up in communication ends in laughter.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Gather the troops, Virgo. A home improvement project looms. Romance burns bright. Perhaps its time for a getaway, or the very least, a date.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Dont underestimate the resourcefulness of a young friend, Libra. If you need help, say so and they will provide. A long-held opinion changes.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Making up is not always as hard as they say it is. Give that loved one a call and do your best to set things right. You may soon need their help, Scorpio.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 If you can dream it, you can do it, Sagittarius. Nothing is beyond your reach this week. Invitations arrive by the dozen. Say yes to the best and toss the rest. Across1. Handle the food for a party 6. Beta follower 11. PC "brain" (acronym) 14. Blush 15. Be of use 16. Ashes holder 17. Italian good-bye 19. P.I., e.g. 20. Glittery Christmas tree decoration 21. Hot sauce 23. "C'___ la vie!" 24. Blotto 27. Fluid in veins of gods (Greek mythology) 28. Ancient colonnade 30. Lamb Chop's Lewis 32. Corner piece 33. Grafting shoot 35. Baby bird? 37. Forte (2 wds) 39. Any "Seinfeld," now 40. "Life of ___," radio and TV comedy 41. Centers of activity 42. Brightest star in Virgo 44. It holds a yard 48. Avoid 50. ___ Burman, contemporary Indian artist 52. Sticker 53. "So soon?" 55. Make secret 57. J. Edgar Hoover's org. 58. Accommodations lower in quality (2 wds) 61. "Dig in!" 62. Giggle 63. Buenos ___ 64. Arid 65. Display 66. Rustic house built by prairie homesteader Down1. Jalopies 2. Classical Greek verb tense expressing action 3. Ask, as for aid (2 wds) 4. Auspices 5. Retain with stone 6. "Crikey!" 7. "___ Maria" 8. One who suffers for his beliefs 9. Flexible mineral 10. Accused's need 11. Stop before the end (2 wds) 12. Prepare beforehand, e.g. rice 13. Wine waiter duty 18. Dropped sounds in words, e.g. "chocolate" 22. Word formed from the initial letters of words 25. Unit of loudness 26. Spanish drink made of wine, fruit and sugar 29. With a leg on each side 31. Cut off 34. French vineyard 36. 20-20, e.g. 37. Freedom from risk 38. Basketball maneuver 39. Racecar safety device when overturned 41. Flipped 43. Hitchcock classic 45. On the train 46. Washed in soapy water 47. Abounding in long locks of hair 49. Bridge positions 51. Ancient Peruvians 54. Abstruse 56. History Muse 59. "___ the fields we go" 60. After expenses Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudoku CrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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Entertainment 3B Leader, June 27, 2013 776 Missouri Ave. N., Largo727.584.5888Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday 11am-10pmroosterfishgrill.comNOWOPENCome Check The NEW Place Out! East Bay Dr. West Bay Dr. N. Missouri Ave. Walmart Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Largo High School 4th Ave. NE 1st Ave. NE 2nd Ave. NERosery Road NWN 62713$100Margaritas5 Flavors to Choose From!With purchase of any entree item. Not valid with any other offers. Valid with TBN coupon. Valid 6/29/13 only. ALL DAY MONDAY All U-Can-Eat Fish & Chips$799Limited Time Offer.SUNDAY Prime Rib Special8oz for$1299/ 12oz for $1699Sat., June 29th only. 727-595-2095SPECIAL 18 HOLESTee Times on Line www.BayPointeGolf.net 18 Hole Par 61$16 Walk $22 Ride7 a.m. Noon $14 Unlimited Holes Walking Noon till dusk$12 Walk $18 RideAfternoon Tee Times Till 6PM 9399 Commodore Drive Seminole 060613 062013 062713 060613 July concert headliners include Dave Matthews, Monkees By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. Kicking off the month will be Americas Most Wanted Festival starring Lil Wayne, on Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32. Call 813740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. Presented by Mountain Dew, the lineup also will feature T.I., Future and Tyga. The Vans Warped Tour 2013 will be bringing the Best Day Ever to fans across North America, including a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Friday, July 26, 11 a.m., at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $38.50. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. This summers diverse tour line-up will feature Hawthorne Heights, Sleeping With Sirens, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me The Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. In addition, festival goers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William Beckett, Allison Weiss and The American Scene. In keeping with this years tour theme, Best Day Ever, the tour will be a music lovers playground with artists from all genres: rock, punk, pop, hip-hop, folk-punk and reggae. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists as Crizzly, Outasight, Wallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs. For the full list of confirmed artists and dates they are playing, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com /bands. Closing July will be the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Wednesday, July 31, noon, at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit www.livenation.com. Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer Rob Zombie. In addition, the festival will feature performances by the triple gold certified Five Finger Death Punch and other main stage bands such as Mastodon and Amon Amarth. The festival area is led by stage closers Children of Bodom and Machine Head as well as Job for a Cowboy, Emmure, Born of Osiris and Huntress along with others. For lineup updates, visit rockstarmayhemfest.com.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Jannus Live Mac Miller with Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples and the Internet; Friday, July 5, 9 p.m. We the Kings, Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m. Authority Zero, Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Marilyn Manson, Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m. Passafire, Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.The Local 662 Pacific Dub, Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m. Davey Suicide, Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 2584829.Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Americas Most Wanted Festival starring Lil Wayne, Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. Dave Matthews Band,Music scene Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Beth McKee, Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m. Zach Deputy, Friday, July 26, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813-971-0666 or visit www.skip perssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Anberlin, Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. Souls of Mischief, Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m. Toad the Wet Sprocket, Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. The Psychedelic Furs, Sunday, July 28, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 8953045 or visit www.statetheatre concerts.com. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. 311 and Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Pennywise & G. Love; Tuesday, July 23, 4 p.m. Black Sabbath, Monday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Mayhem Festival featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and others; Wednesday, July 31, noon. The Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Palladium at St. Petersburg College Coo Coo Ca Choo and Tin Pan Alley, Friday, July 19, 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.Ruth Eckerd Hall Alabama, Saturday, July 6, 8 p.m. The Monkees, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY Photo courtesy of ADRENALINE PRAbove, Hawthorne Heights is one of many bands performing at this years Vans Warped Tour, coming to the Tampa Bay area July 26 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. At left, Dave Matthews Band stops in the Tampa Bay area for a concert July 17 at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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With purchase of any meal. One coupon per table. Not valid with other offers. Exp. 6-30-13NOON CLOSEWith Purchase of Drink. Dine-in only.NOON 6pmWith Purchase of Drink. In Lounge Only. With Purchase of Drink. Dine in only.And Under! Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETSCustomer Appreciation Tuesdays Back By Popular Demand Earlybirds ALL DAY & NIGHT guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.CopperheadGenre: Drama Cast: Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen and Peter Fonda Director: Ron Maxwell Not rated Upstate New York, 1862 inspired by actual events: Dairy farmer Abner Beech despises slavery but just as passionately opposes this war that President Lincoln is waging, all in the name of union, hundreds of miles away. Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is what is known as a Copperhead. A local anti-slavery zealot named Hagadorn stirs up the town against him, first with pamphlets, then with rumors that prompt shopkeepers to boycott Abners dairy products, next by coaxing the community to shun his family. Worse, Abners son falls in love with Hagadorns daughter marching off to war to please her, and goes missing in action. Hagadorns wild-eyed rhetoric ignites a torch-bearing mob to descend upon Abners farm, placing all that both men love in mortal danger. Copperhead is a parable of the Civil War and perhaps for our own time.Im So Excited!Genre: Comedy Cast: Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo, Javier Cmara, Lola Dueas, Carmen Machi, Laya Mart, Cecilia Roth, Hugo Silva, Miguel ngel Silvestre and Blanca Surez Director: Pedro Almodvar Rated: R A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but thats what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. The travelers in business class consist of a pair of newlyweds, partygoers, worn out by their weddingTop Florida dancing award goes to St. Petersburg womanST. PETERSBURG The Florida Dance Association presented the Nancy Smith Award to Suzanne B. Pomerantzeff of St. Petersburg during the Florida Dance Festival June 22. The award was presented at intermission during the performance by CORE Performance Company at the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance. The Nancy Smith Award is one of the most coveted honors within the Florida dance community. Named after the first recipient, Nancy Smith Fichter, former chair of Florida State University dance department and founding member of Florida Dance Association, the distinguished honor recognizes outstanding leadership and advancement of the art form of dance in the state of Florida. Former recipients of the Nancy Smith Award include some of the most revered and respected leaders in the development of Floridas dance community. Pomerantzeff is the co-founder and artistic director for The Academy for Ballet Arts, a nonprofit, pre-professional dance academy with a mission to provide professional dance instruction to St. Petersburgs underserved mid-town community, and will be the 28th recipient of the Nancy Smith Award. In 1969, Pomerantzeff, along with Lester Jacobsen, founded ABA and have since led classes and summer intensives for the past 44 years. ABA is home to the St. Petersburg Ballet Company and the St. Petersburg Folk Ensemble (Russian folk dance). Pomerantzeff established a ballet program at St. Petersburg Junior College now known as St. Petersburg College and was responsible for the development of the dance department at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. She currently serves as the ballet department chairperson and was instrumental in bringing about the first annual Florida Dance Assessment, which was hosted for its inaugural year at PCCA. Many of Pomerantzeffs students have been chosen to compete in the finals of Youth American Grand Prix, an international ballet competition that has been running for more than a decade. Pomerantzeff has been awarded YAGPs Best Teacher award in 2006 and 2007, and Best Choreographer award in 2006. In 2003, she received a grant from the SURDNA Foundation to travel to Ireland and produce a ballet on Irish history. Dancers under her instruction have gone on to perform at prestigious ballet companies including: American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey, American Dance Theatre, David Parsons, Moiseyev Dance Company, Colorado Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Kiel Opera Ballet, Frankfort Opera Ballet, Repertory Dance Theatre; and touring shows including: Riverdance, Lion King, Cirque de Soleil and Mummenschanz. Pomerantzeffs background and training includes the San Francisco School and the University of Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet. She performed with the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Tampa Ballet and Virginia Ballet. Florida Dance Association is Floridas premier, statewide arts/dance service organization. Florida Dance Festival is the preeminent annual dance workshop event in the southeastern United States. For information, visit www.floridadanceassociation.org. OPENING, from page 1Bcelebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afflicted by his daughters estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican. Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu. Photo courtesy of BRAINSTORM MEDIABilly Campbell stars as Abner Beech in Copperhead. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com

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