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Largo leader ( July 11, 2013 )

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12.5" Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, Largo Mayor Pat Gerard pays tribute to the chief, with whom she used to work as an employee at the police department. Below, Representing the Largo Fire Department interim Chief Shelby Willis, left, and Police Chief John Carrolls son, Lt. Shaun Carroll, presented the departing police chief with a commemorative firefighters axe. I thought Mac was giving me the axe, Carroll quipped, referring to City Manager Mac Craig.City thanks chief for 33 years of service City reviews budget, tax increaseCommissioners agree to 2.5 percent employee pay raise, overall budget By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO After reviewing the budget department by department Aug. 16, Largo commissioners tentatively agreed with staffs recommendation to include a 2.5 percent employee raise in a budget that accounts for a 5 percent increase in the property tax rate. The tax rate and the budget for the 2013-14 year, which starts Oct. 1, must be approved by vote in two public hearings, scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., at Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. The work session Aug. 16 allowed commissioners a chance to discuss details of the budget. The 5 percent increase in the citys property rate is in response to the stagnation of property values. Though the city is projected to experience the first increase at 1.45 percent in the property values after five years of decreases, the extra revenue isnt enough to sustain growth. City administration is recommending the rate increase from 5.0 mills or $5 for every $1,000 of taxable value to 5.2 mills. The budget also includes $830,600 in total expenditure reductions. These reductions include a 1 percent increase in employees contribution to the police and fire pension plan as well as eliminating the empty positions of two groundskeepers, made up with the expansion of a grounds maintenance contract. The proposed budget allows for 10 percent of the general fund to remain in a reserved balance. If the commission were to choose not to increase the tax rate and if ongoing pension negotiations with police and fire unions dont result in a reduction of expenses, the city will By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Kalen Hammanns quest to discover how couples interact and build happy relationships began in his childhood. Ironically, Hammann isnt the type of psychologist who makes a habit of delving deeply into his clients past. But his parents divorce, which happened when he was 4, had a profound impact on him. It never made any sense to me at all that two loving, well-meaning people couldnt make it, he explained. I wanted to understand what goes on with people. I wanted to find ways to help people connect better with each other. The pursuit drove him into the field of social psychology. He had earned a doctorate in the study from the University of Michigan and operated a private practice in Massachusetts for about 16 years, counseling couples and families. He had learned some things that were useful, he said, but it wasnt enough. Sometimes it was very helpful, but I didnt really feel like I knew what I was doing. Sometimes it wasnt as helpful as Id liked it to be, Hammann said. His career changed to working with business executive teams, teaching skills like win-win negotiating, effective team leadership and empowering management. Though he was teaching others to build better relationships, the knowledge hadnt penetrated into his own marriage with his second wife, Kari, whom he wed in 1980. It was going along OK, like a lot of marriages Every so often we would have horrible fights, but mostly not, Hammann said. He described the relationship as cordial, but with a problem at its foundation. We had gotten into living parallel lives, he said. About a year ago, Hammann, who currently lives in Largo, stumbled onto the research of psychologist John Gottman. The result was a shift in thinking that not only promoted him to return to counseling couples, but has improved his own marriage. Since learning and applying what I now teach, were connected again, Hammann said. Our marriage has gotten a whole lot more satisfying. Gottmans work focuses on developing habits practiced by couples who actively build long, satisfying relationships. Through observing married couples and tracking their long-term progress, City of Bones opens in theatersThe film, based on the worldwide bestselling book series by author Cassandra Clare, opens in local theaters along with The Worlds End and Youre Next this weekend. . P a g e 8 B ENTERTAINMENT Chamber gives out Inspire AwardsThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce shined the spotlight on five individuals at its fifth annual Inspire Awards Luncheon, held Aug. 13 at Largo Public Library. Nominations were submitted in honor of those who make a difference in the region. . P a g e 7 A BUSINESS LARGO City to apply for firefighter grantThe city of Largo will be applying for a grant that could add as many as nine firefighters to its force, bringing the fire department staffing to levels not seen since before the recession. . P a g e 4 A Classes start back in Pinellas CountySchool is back in session, and now students at 58 Pinellas County schools can eat lunch for free no matter what income-level their families are in. . P a g e 1 1 A .SCHOOLSCoaching couples to build happy marriagesLargo therapist takes a different approach to helping foster long-term marital harmonyCounty debates land sale Commissioners divided selling on Cross Bar Ranch to Pasco County ... Page 8A. The lineup includes Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers ... Page 1B.Hippiefest bands come to Ruth Eckerd Hall this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 5 August 22, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 032113 $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#20181080813Largo 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/138813 20% OFF All Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/13Basic Pedicure Manicure w/Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/13FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 9/15/13SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Sheriff reports on investigation of childs death By SUZETTE PORTERLARGO A 5-year-old girl is dead, and now a woman has lost her job. Elizabeth Holder died Jan. 19 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. Pamela Wilson, a family support worker with Pinellas County Sheriffs Child Protection Investigations Division, was fired Aug. 13 for lying to investigators. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced results of an administrative investigation Aug. 16 and the agencys review of policies and procedures surrounding the removal of children by the Child Protection Investigations Division and their timely health screenings. Elizabeth was removed from her parents care Jan. 11. She had been living in a mobile home at 2381 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in unincorporated Clearwater that Gualtieri described as dirty and unfit to live in. The Sheriffs Office got involved when Child Protection investigators were called to the home after the child was found wandering around the mobile home park unattended. Her mother was arrested for child neglect and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Gualtieri said the mother was on non-prescribed prescription medications and unable to care for Elizabeth or her 2-year-old sister. The father, Corey Holder, came by the day of the arrest, but he too was on prescription medications and unable to take care of the children. A decision was made to place the children in foster care. Eckerd Community Alternatives, who serves as the CommunityBased Care Lead Agency for child welfare and foster care in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, was contacted to make arrangements for the two children. Elizabeth and her sister were placed in foster care the evening of Jan. 11. At a hearing the next day, a judge ruled there was sufficient cause to remove the children from their home. State law requires that a child removed from their home undergo a mandatory health screening within 72 hours. Gualtieri said on Jan. 1, a family support worker tried unsuccessfully to set an appointment for Elizabeth to receive a screening. Neither the health department nor a private provider who had treated the child in the past could see her that day. An appointment was set with the private provider on Jan. 22 well beyond the 72 hours. On Jan. 18, a week after the children were taken away from their parents, the foster parents took Elizabeth and her sister to a babysitter in Dunedin. The child went to bed about 9 p.m. and woke up about 8:30 a.m. She played, watched TV and she ate, Gualtieri said. About 4 p.m., she began screaming and holding her head. She said it hurt and asked that it stop hurting. She went limp and went into cardiac arrest. 911 responded and she was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital where at about 5 p.m., she was LARGO The city of Largo celebrated the 33year career of Chief John Carroll at a reception at Largo Public Library, Aug. 15. Largo officials, his fellow police officers and representatives from other law enforcement agencies attended to wish Carroll well on the next chapter of his life and thank him for his service. Carroll will be retiring Sept. 7. He and several of those who spoke hinted at his possible run at a Largo City Commission seat in an upcoming election. See INVESTIGATION, page 4A See COACH, page 4A See BUDGET, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .7A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B County . . . . . . . . . .5, 8-9A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .12A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .13A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .11A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .10A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSBob Driver Random ramblings. P a g e 1 0 A Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESKalen and Kari Hammann of Largo enjoy a closer relationship because of techniques and habits that Kalen now teaches other married couples as a relating coach.

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The community also can donate to a joint fund for McClendon and DiMarco at any BB&T Bank.Womans club invites membersLARGO The Largo Womans Club is having the first meeting of its 2013-2014 season on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Palm-200, Lake Ave. The mission of the club is to promote charitable and civic progress of the city of Largo. Its members invite new residents and any fun and caring people to attend the meetings and business lunches, which include entertainment. The club was founded to build sidewalks along Bay Drive. Its next project was building the Largo Public Library. The library and the Womans Club will be 100 years old in 2015. For more information, call Ellen at 584-8314 or Pat at 584-0297.Club hosts train showLARGO The Suncoast Model Railroad Club will host a train show Sept. 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N. Tickets are $6 for adults and $1 for children; those 11 and younger are free. Food and snacks will be available. 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Refreshments will be sold, and information about the movie will be distributed. Enjoy lunch with a showLARGO The Largo Community Center presents luncheon and a show Sept. 19, noon to 2 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. The cost is $12. Enjoy a scrumptious meal, dessert and entertainment. Purchase tickets in advance in the office one month prior to luncheon. No refunds or exchanges.Center hosts Friday night filmsLARGO The Largo Community Center presents a Friday Night Film on Sept. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening out watching some of your favorite Academy Award-winning films. All shows begin at 7 p.m. The movies are free; concessions are available. Sign up for Daddy Daughter Date NightLARGO Tickets are on sale for the 36th Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night, themed Bright Lights, Big City Sept. 21, 5 to 8 p.m.. Visit the streets of New York City for an evening of daddy and daughter dancing, games, activities and more. The cost is $50 per couple, $15 for each additional daughter. Dinner and dessert will be provided. For more information, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit Largo Events.com.Organizations looking for volunteersLARGO More than 20 different organizations, mostly health and wellness organizations showcasing their products, are looking for a volunteer for the Total Wellness Fair on Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. The city is looking for seniors, volunteers or a director of volunteers to partner with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Volunteer Corps Advisory Board. Call 518-3131.Center hosts bridge gamesLARGO The Largo Community Center invites players to American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned games on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. The cost is $4 with membership or $5. Drinks and snacks are included. 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Dinner, dessert, messy games and a special gift are all included. Spaces are limited. Register inside the Highland complex; the deadline is Sept. 14.Increase fitness with Largo boot campsLARGO Tone muscles, build core strength, lose weight and increase overall fitness through weekly boot camps with certified instructors at Highland Recreation Complex and Largo Central Park, at 101 Central Park Drive. Join instructor Kevin Scibbe for boot camp at the park on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15 a.m. Boot Camp with Instructor Darrell Philip also is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., at the Highland complex. Beginners are welcome to try out the cardio-focused exercises and drills both indoors and outdoors. Registration is now open.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.Complex hosts garage sale, health and wellness expoLARGO The Southwest Recreation Complex will host a community-wide garage sale together with a health and wellness fair Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. The event will feature Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile, free health screenings and giveaways. Vendors will be onsite to help answer health-related questions and hand out information on their services. For more information, call Christina at 587-6740, ext. 5008.

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4A Largo Leader, August 22, 2013 City of Largo to apply for federal grant to fund more firefighters By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The city of Largo will be applying for a grant that could add as many as nine firefighters to its force, bringing the fire department staffing to levels not seen since before the recession. Largo commissioners agreed Aug. 20 that the fire department should apply for the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant program. For the nine additional firefighters, the city will ask for $982,843 in grant funds to pay for salaries and benefits. Largo would have to fund $88,000 for additional expenses, including equipment, uniforms and training. In an attempt to make budget cuts, the fire department took a rescue crew from Station 39 out of service, acting Fire Chief Shelby Willis explained. The additional funds would restaff that rescue vehicle. Despite hopes that all positions would be granted, Deputy City Clerk Stephanie Waters told commissioners that the city of Largo didnt have a strong case to receive funding. The program designates only 15 percent of its funds to career fire departments and prioritizes the rehiring of laid-off firefighters. The program also considers the volume of calls for service, and Largo firefighters respond very quickly to calls compared to the national average, Waters said. Additionally, since the city of Largo reduced its force by eliminating empty positions rather than laying off firefighters, its application likely would receive the lowest level of priority. If the city were selected for funding, there would be negotiations to establish a minimum staffing level that must be maintained during the two-year time period of the grant, Waters said. The Largo Fire Department also is unique in that it provides contractual services to the High Point and Belleair Bluffs fire districts, adding more considerations in the negotiation process. Mayor Pat Gerard voiced the concern that should the countys potential withdrawal of as much as $1 million in EMS funding from the city coincide with a nonrenewal of the SAFER grant, the city could be losing $2 million worth of firefighters. She said she nonetheless was in favor of applying for the grant, despite that potential fallout. Lets not be surprised if, two years from now, we end up having to lay people off, she said.New parking standardsDuring the meeting, commissioners also approved the first reading of an amendment that would update the citys standards for off-street parking. The citys current parking standards were fine when Largo was more of a suburban town at the turn of the century, 13 years ago, said Kelley Klepper of Kimley-Horn and Associates, the citys consultant for the project. But the city requires more of an urban outlook today, one that will promote the efficient use of land, eliminate excess parking and be more friendly to pedestrians and multimodal travel infrastructure all objectives of the amendment to the Largo Comprehensive Development Code. The updated code also simplifies the standards for site design. Developers will have to make sure that available parking for new projects falls within a range, determined by a general category of use for the property. Multi-family residences, for example, would have to provide at least one parking space per dwelling unit, but not more than 2.5 spaces per dwelling unit. Any deviation from the established ranges could be submitted for city staff review. Since projects that fall within the more flexible ranges wouldnt require additional approval, the new standards are projected to cut down on the workload for city staff.Historic preservationLargo staff will begin preparing an ordinance that would delay the demolition of structures over a certain age, potentially saving historic or architecturally significant buildings. Currently, the city has no protections for such buildings. City commissioners unanimously agreed to staffs plan to create such a protection, after ensuring that the measure wouldnt create extra burdens on property owners wanting to make renovations or repairs. After drafting a demolition review ordinance, the city would apply for a Small Matching Grant from Florida Department of States Division of Historical Resources in 2014 to help fund a professional historic site survey of properties within the city. The finalized ordinance, to be approved by the commission, would reference all historically significant buildings identified in the survey. I n o t h e r b u s i n e s s o n A u g 2 0 c o m m i s s i o n e r s : approved the first reading for a property tax exemption incentive program for new or expanding businesses that create high-wage jobs, a measure that has been in the works since Largo voters approved a referendum allowing the program in November 2012. gave City Manager Mac Craig positive feedback in his annual review. approved the interlocal agreement for the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, which gives the city of Largo representation on the cooperatives board for the first time. authorized a three-year lease of 48 golf carts and two utility vehicles for the Largo Golf Course at the annual cost of $44,064. pronounced dead. The medical examiner found no sign of trauma, Gualtieri said. The cause of death was endocardial fibrosis with a contributory condition of tonsillitis. Endocardial fibrosis is marked by a thickening of the lining of the heart chambers and is an uncommon cause of heart failure in infants and children.Subsequent investigationAfter Elizabeths death, Gualtieri ordered a review of procedures and an investigation by Internal Affairs, which interviewed three Child Protection Investigations employees: Supervisor Sarah Pierce, Investigator Brett Edwards and Wilson. The investigation concluded that none of the three was personally responsible for Elizabeth not receiving her health screening within 72 hours. It was a problem with procedure, its a system problem, not any one individuals fault, Gualtieri said. He made it clear that Wilson lost her job not because of the failure of the child to receive the health screening but because she lied. It was not because of what she did or did not do with the 72-hour health screening, he said. During the investigation Pam Wilson lied and Im not going to tolerate people lying to our Internal Affairs investigators or lying period as an employee of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office and especially to these subsequent matters. This is not the first time. In fact it is the second time in the course of her 30-year career here at the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office that Pam Wilson has had a substantiated complaint of being untruthful. Wilson began working for PCSO July 25, 1983. The prior complaint involved being untruthful about the unauthorized use of an agency issued vehicle that was stopped by law enforcement in Tampa. In the case of Elizabeth Holder, Wilson gave a variety of substantiated and unsubstantiated reasons why she didnt do her job properly, including having a migraine headache, working a partial shift, working overtime, having another case, not knowing procedure and others. The state requires documentation about children who are removed from the home to be entered into a state-run computer system within 24 hours. She didnt do it and during the investigation lied several times about why she did not do it, Gualtieri said. Im not going to tolerate it. Pam was terminated because of untruthfulness, not because she didnt set an appointment (for the health screening).Problems with the systemGualtieri said the review of procedures and protocols showed a variety of problems. Unfortunately this is not the first time we had not ensured that the 72-hour health screening was completed, he said. In fact, the investigation revealed this happened many times. In 2012, PCSO investigated more than 11,000 cases of abandonment, abuse and neglect allegations. Gualtieri said every year for the past several years, investigators had looked into more than 11,000 allegations. The numbers are up this year and were on track to investigate between 14,000 and 15,000 allegations of abuse, abandonment and neglect, he said. Of the 11,000 cases in 2012, 884 resulted in children being removed from the home. In 238 cases, it was not possible to tell if the health screening was done or not. The sheriff explained that the Family Support System is the states computer system that Child Protection employees are required to use to document their actions. Theres no field to enter the data to indicate whether the screening was done or not done, he said. Employees used the notes section, which is not searchable by the computer. We had to manually search and by hand review every one of the 884 cases in 2012 to review these cases, and digging into them we were unable to tell whether they (health screenings) were done or not, Gualtieri said. They might have been done. They might have been timely, or they might not have been timely or it might not have been done at all. I cant tell you. He said of the 664 cases, it was confirmed that the screenings complied with law 279 times or in 43 percent of cases, another 198 were not done in a timely basis and 169 were not required to have a screening, for reasons including becoming a part of the foster care system at birth or while in the hospital. Of the 477 screenings that were done, 58 percent were one within 72 hours and 41 percent were not. A number of reasons and factors contributed to the problem, he said. One cause is the ambiguity of the language in the contract between PCSO and Eckerd that says the health screening must be initiated within 72 hours, not completed. Eckerds agreement with the state says Eckerd must do the screenings. Let me make it clear, this is not Eckerds responsibility. Under the law, it says it has to be done but it does not say who has to do it, Gualtieri said. He said because PCSO contracts with Eckerd for services it is ultimately the sheriffs responsibility. At the end of the day, it falls on us period. It doesnt fall on anyone else, he said. Another problem was getting immediate access to health care providers for appointments. He said the employee who made an appointment for Elizabeth with a health care provider who had seen the child in the past was a good thing. A preference within the system is for the kids to be evaluated by someone who has familiarity with the kid, he said. But the delay in the appointment past 72 hours did not comply with the law. So when you start putting it all together, it is a series of things that contributed to it (the health screening not being done), he said.Fixes to the systemChild Protection Investigations employees now have purchasing cards to use to pay for health screenings. The children can be taken to a walk in clinic, emergency room or any other health care provider to make sure the health evaluation is done in accordance with the law. We really broadened the scope of the network where we can get the screening, Gualtieri said. PCSO also has cleared up the lack of clarity in internal policies to make it understood who is responsible for making sure health screenings are done. The agency is also working toward better supervision and training for support workers. Were taking remedial action to fix all these details, Gualtieri said. I take complete responsibility for this. It is something we should have done. The ultimate question that I dont know the answer to and nobody knows the answer to and may not ever know the answer to, is whether the failure to conduct the 72-hour health screening would have made a difference. Gualtieri said he did not know of any other case, even arguable, where the lack of a health screening adversely affected a child. I really dont know as we stand here today whether the failure to complete the health screening would have made a difference, he said. If she had such a severe case of tonsillitis and it contributed to her death through the endocardial fibrosis and we had done the health screening within 72 hours and some physician had, as a result of the health screening, put her on antibiotics, by that Friday would it had made a difference, I dont know, Gualtieri said. But if it was viral, the antibiotics would have made no difference at all. Gualtieri said no further details would be available, as litigation has started. The father is represented by a lawyer, he said. However, he did say the investigation would continue and PCSO was moving forward to make sure sufficient protocols were in place for the future. But putting all that aside, putting the law aside, putting aside the whole issue of whether it was bacterial or viral or whether it (the health screening) would have made a difference, we should have done it and made sure she received a health screening, he said. It would be a nonissue if we had accomplished that. COACH, from page 1A INVESTIGATION, from page 1AGottman learned to pinpoint behaviors that were consistent in relationships that eventually ended in divorce, to the point where he could predict the couples fate with a high degree of accuracy. And that caught my attention, Hammann said. Gottman postulates that strong predictors of divorce include the existence of contempt and criticism of a partners personality. How a couple handled conflict and differences determined their long-term fate. Happy couples were gentle with each other by framing a request for change in a positive light instead of harsh words. They also took responsibility rather than acting defensively. Using this perspective, Hammann now sees himself as what he calls a relating coach, instead of a therapist or a counselor. Im not just teaching communication skills. Im not just helping people deal with the emotional burdens of their past, he said. I think a lot of reasons couples are unhappy is not because of some longstanding pain from their relationship with their mother or their father, but because they dont have the habits of doing the things that will work. Now, Hammann helps develop positive habits, just like a coach helping somebody learn to swim. His practice, based out of his home in Largo, is a departure from how he described his methods in the 1960s, when he was a hippie therapist. I figured, if you get all of the harshness and conflict out of the relationship, then health will naturally emerge, he said. I thought my job was to be a super problem solver. People would bring me their problems, and I would solve them and then they would go off and be happy. But building a relationship means developing the capacity to be more effective together, he said. Graceful ways to handle conflict are not difficult to understand; theyre just not patterns of behaviors that most people are used to. Most dont have models for that unless we happen to be children of a really happy marriage, where people invented it on their own, Hammann said. Just as important as dealing with conflict is actively building friendship and doing things that build a positive atmosphere, he said. That involves asking open-ended questions that help people map their tpartners internal world and expressing fondness and appreciation of each other. When Kari started saying thank you for taking out the garbage, it felt really good. And when I would thank her for cooking a really good dinner or for something she was doing in her job, that felt good to her, Hammann said. Its not rocket science, but it makes a huge difference. The difference comes out in little ways that leave a huge impression. Hammann reflected on a specific moment in which his wife stopped him as he was rushing out the door, just to say I love you. The level of warmth and love her voice and in her eyes, thats new, he said. That would not have happened three years ago. Underneath the surface of many conflicts and misunderstandings is the sentiment that the other partner must not care on some level, Hammann said. However, most people dont express such vulnerability and if they do, their partner usually only knows how to respond with a defensive, Of course I do! Partners dont think of saying, What is it that gave you that impression? Because of course I do (care), and I want you to know it. In what language could I express that to you? Thats not the way people talk, Hammann said. But its one of the things that I help people learn how to do. Hammann said he isnt specially trained to deal with bigger problems that might be plaguing a couple, anything from addictions to serious past abuse. If deep emotional pain comes up, it can be dealt with, but its not the focus. In fact, for most couples, developing a happy, satisfying relationship is not as hard as the culture makes it seem, Hammann said. When you get married, what youre doing is choosing the set of perpetual problems that youll be living with for the next 10, 20, 30 years, he said. Happy couples understand that and are much more relaxed about tackling those issues by looking for ways to operate together, despite their differences, he said. They develop little ways to connect and keep at it, like tending a garden. A lot of what the happy couples do, a lot, are the things that almost all couples do when theyre dating. You know you dont know the person, so youre interested, he said. After people have been married for a year, two years, three years, they stop asking questions like that because they think they know each other. One of Hammanns own clients summed it up nicely, he said. The woman and her husband live in Pass-A-Grille and often make an effort to watch the sunset. Thinking you know your partner after many years is like concluding that since youve seen sunsets before and know for a fact that the sun descends beyond the horizon every day, that theres no reason to watch them anymore. But you couldnt be more wrong, she said. If you really watch, if youre really there, the sunset is different every single day. If youre really present, your partner is different every single day, Hammann said. Its tremendously satisfying for both people if you keep exploring that, if you keep discovering each other. For more about John Gottman and the Gottman Institute, visit www.gottman.com. Hammann, trained and certified in Gottman Method Therapy, hosts periodic local workshops as well as one-on-one couple counseling. Call him at 733-2178. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESKari and Kalen Hammann practice daily habits designed to foster a closer relationship, like tending a garden, Kalen said. BUDGET, from page 1Ahave to cut an additional $825,000 from the budget, and the general fund reserve balance would decrease to 9 percent, far below the citys target for it. Initially, city administration suggested a 2 percent tax increase for city employees, but that proposal was increased during the work session. Many of the competing employers around here are granting (pay) increases of 2 and 3 percent, explained Assistant City Manager Harry Schubert. Because of the good fortune of having no increase of premium for the health insurance and some other things that have gone on with the budget, we think its responsible at this time to ask for a 2.5 percent for all of our employees. The 2.5 percent increase to which the commission tentatively agreed will be offered in negotiations with the citys three unions. The city also will be able to budget money for one of three police officers positions currently unfunded and will add an administrative position with the Information Technology department. The IT department has been overwhelmed, currently behind 18 to 20 months in backlogged projects, said its director, Harold Schomaker. Were at the point where we cant efficiently support that infrastructure, he said, emphasizing the need for the commission to grant the additional position. If not, we may have to ask to postpone some of these projects till next year. The commissioners disagreed on one point whether the 2.5 percent pay raise would extend to their own salaries. Commissioner Michael Smith suggested that the elected officials forgo the increase in the coming year, as a way of showing solidarity with city employees. I totally disagree, Mayor Pat Gerard said. Before they stopped getting raises, we stopped taking raises, so I think weve shown our solidarity with the employees. Were showing it this year, by trying to squeeze out another 0.5 percent (pay raise). We serve the city as well as anyone does. Largo commissioners made $13,126 this year. A vote will have to be taken during the public hearing to resolve the issue. Also within the commissioners own budget is $10,000 set aside to fund nonprofit organizations of their choice. Last year, the fund went to the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board. This year, some of their requested money can be met within the citys housing program, with only $6,000 needed from the commissioners fund, leaving an extra $4,000 to dole out. Office of management and budget administrator Amy Davis also presented the citys goals for the future, which include increasing the reserve balance to 15 percent of the general fund and increasing the staff of the public safety and IT departments.Chart courtesy of the CITY OF LARGOThis chart compares city administrations proposed budget, which includes a revision to the pension fund and a 5 percent increase in the property tax rate, and its effect on the city reserve fund, compared to three other alternatives. If the City Commission decides to maintain the current tax rate and there are no changes to the pension, the city will have to cut an additional $825,000 from the budget, as outlined in Alternative #3.

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Empowering business for 60 years! WelcomeThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is the areas leading organization spearheading initiatives to strengthen the regional business community. In addition to its many business-to-business programs and services, its advocacy on behalf of the Chambers membership and non-aligned businesses is especially significant. The rising tide does lift all ships! For the past 60 years, this volunteer-driven association has been empowering business by providing the necessary tools and resources to help them succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize that they can accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. To become a Preferred Central Pinellas Business please visit www.CentralChamber.biz or call us at 727-584-2321.151 3rd Street NW, Largo, FL 33770727-584-2321www.CentralChamber.biz Achieving Performance Success Aio Wireless, Area Code Wireless LLC Angelo's Recycled Materials APG Electric, Inc. Bayou/Bardmoor LLC Bovie Medical Corporation Buffalo Wild Wings Business & Family Insurors, Inc. Castle Law Group, PA Chris' Carpet Service & Water Restoration Christian International School of Healthcare Professions Collman Properties The Columns At Allen's Creek Fast Signs FL State Senator Jack Latvala Grade Power Learning Holiday Inn Harbourside Homeless Emergency Project Kimberly Home Thrift Shoppe Liberty Bowling Lanes Life Support Systems, Inc New Life Solutions One Resource Center, LLC Oto-Logic Support Services, Inc. Peter Wittwer NA, Inc. Pinecrest Place Retirement Community PTEC PrimeNet Direct Marketing Solutions Pure Life Medi-Spa Seminole Garden Florist St. Patrick's Catholic School Steuer & Company, CPA Sweet Tomatoes Tampa Bay Rays Total Title Solutions TRUSTEE Vacation Village VonHenry Media ProductionsSupporting Business & CommunityWe salute the following businesses and organizations that joined or renewed their association with the Chamber during the past month. For a complete listing of Preferred Chamber Businesses, stop by the office for a free copy of the 2013 Central Pinellas Business & Community Go-To Guide or visit the Chamber website at www.CentralChamber.biz. The Chambers 61st Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. It begins with registration and a coffee reception at 7:30 a.m. followed by breakfast and the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The event will feature a review of the Chambers ongoing regionalization and growth efforts and announcement of its Member Value Proposition plans for the upcoming year. Award presentations will include the organizations prestigious Citizen of the Year, Small Business Leader, Chamber Member of the Year and Silver Hammer for new construction projects. It also will include a salute to outgoing Chamber directors and recognition of its new leadership. Regions Bank and Diagnostic Clinic are presenting sponsors. Cost of the meeting is $40 a person with tables of eight available for $320. Advance registration and payment is required by calling the Chamber at 584-2321.Chamber Annual Meeting on TapDevelop new business leads! Join more than 75 business leaders already engaged in one or more of the four Chamber Leads Network Groups. Members meet twice a month to share business leads and build business contacts. The success of the program is participation so regular meeting attendance is required. Participants must be Chamber members, provide an annual enrollment fee and cover the cost of meals. Call the Chamber at 584-2321 for an application and to learn if your business is eligible to become a team player.Leads Network Teams Deliver!The Chamber hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at its offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly. SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. There is no cost involved. Counseling appointments can be made only by calling 584-2321.Free SCORE Business CounselingThe Chamber will hold a B2B Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Finleys Irish Pub & Eatery, 13477 S. Belcher Road, Largo. The B2B Happy Hour is an informal event allowing Chamber members and guests to exchange business cards and become acquainted. Attendees who provide a door prize are offered a 60 second infomercial to spotlight their business. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for guests. Advance registration is strongly recommended. To register, call the Chamber at 584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz. Who will take home the Chamber Cup this year? The outcome will be decided at the 10th Annual Chamber Cup Classic Golf Tournament presented by Clearwater Toyota on Friday, Oct. 18. It takes place, rain or shine, at The Bayou Club, 979 Bayou Club Blvd, Largo. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. and a noon shotgun start. Cost is $110 a golfer or $400 a foursome until August 31 and $125 a golfer and $500 a foursome September 1 until sellout. A variety of sponsorship packages are also available for greater business recognition. To register individually or as a team, or to learn more about the many event sponsorship opportunities available, contact the Chamber at 727-584-2321 or email tom@Cen tralChamber.biz10th Annual Chamber Cup Golf TourneyCongratulations to Chamber Ambassador of the Month Scott Lake of R.S. Williams & Associates, a full service financial planning firm specializing in investment and retirement income planning. Scott applies a risk management focus while working toward meeting his clients long-term goals.Chamber Ambassador of the MonthThe Chamber recently honored several individuals for making a difference in peoples lives with its 5th Annual Inspire Awards ceremony. It was presented by the organizations Women in Business Council and the Greater Largo Library Foundation. This years Inspire recipients are George Garcia of YMCA of the Suncoast, Danny Lehan of Village Inn on Walsingham, Jennifer Reynolds of One Hour Air & Heating, Gail FriedmanBarrett of New Life Solutions and Susan Rolston of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Jennifer Reynolds, Sales Manager at Largos One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, was presented the honor for her Jenergy and the ease and grace in which she manages her family, work and the many organizations she represents. George Garcia, an employee of the YMCA for 20 years and executive director of the YMCA of Suncoast High Point Branch since 2005, advocates for low-income minority families needs, wants and wishes. In his words, I have seen the power of inclusion and how faith can work. He is also certified facilitator of a new YMCA-USA program called Salsa, Sabor Y Salud a healthy lifestyle program catered to the needs of Hispanic and Latino families. The program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and increased levels of physical activity, along with encouraging a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. Susan Rolston has spent her career adding potential to the lives of children, first in the Pinellas County School District and now as the chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Pinellas, Citrus and Hernando Counties. Her work with mentoring programs has seen the number of children being served increase from 400 in 2001 to more than 1,400 today. She has also mastered the art of the nonprofit sector, balancing the demands of multiple funders and upgrading archaic systems while building the competencies of staff to increase the impact of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring movement. Gail Friedman-Barrett left a long, successful career in the corporate world in 1995 to join New Life Solutions as director of Special Events and to build the nonprofits fundraising efforts. New Lifes two major annual events Walk for Life and Annual Gala and Auction have raised $10.2 million under Gails leadership. She also donates her time and travels around the world supporting humanitarian causes. She served as a volunteer in the Israeli Defense Force and led Womens Support Groups in Eastern Europe. And she travels with her husband Als organization, Threads of Hope, which provides sewing training and equipment to widows and orphans of the Maasi tribe in Kenya. Danny Lehan, owner of the Village Inn on Walsingham Road in Largo, began his career as a bus boy there. During the recession, he re-opened the restaurant, which had been closed for a few years. There was a line of people wanting to work for him, a testament to his reputation and ability to manage people. His imagination and creativity are evident in the support he provides several local organizations. He has served on advisory boards for the city, been president of Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation, participates in Rotary Club fundraising and has donated innumerable pies and gift cards for just about any worthwhile cause. Inspire Award sponsors included Largo Medical Center, DEX Imaging, PEACE Wealth Management, Dr. Ks Med Spa Wellness and Rejuvenation and Creative Sign Designs. Tammy Robiconti of Largo Medical Center was emcee of the event held at the Largo Public Library.Chamber Honors People Who Inspire From left, Chamber members Jon Skilton of Radical Resurface Restoration, Adeib Iqnies of AIO Wireless, Kris Hartland of PEACE Wealth Management, David Walker of Schiller University, Ava Lawrence of Dunkin Donuts Missouri Avenue, Marilyn Browne of WorkNet Pinellas, Chamber Membership Director Kathy Pabst Robshaw and Dana Scott of Peacock's Design & Consign enjoy networking at a recent Chamber President's Luncheon at The Palms of Largo. Happy 10th Anniversary to Gulf Coast Consulting! Company owners Robert Pergolizzi and Sean Cashen take part in a Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate their milestone. www.gulfc oastconsultinginc.com. Chamber Directors and Ambassadors celebrate a ribbon-cutting for new business and new Chamber member Radical Surface Restoration. www.radicalsurfacerestoration.com Congratulations to this year's Inspire Award Winners, from left, George Garcia of YMCA of the Suncoast, Danny Lehan of Village Inn on Walsingham, Jennifer Reynolds of One Hour Air & Heating, Gail Friedman-Barrett of New Life Solutions and Susan Rolston of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The winners are pictured with those who nominated them for the award. Hair Cuttery at Largo Mall celebrates its grand opening with a Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. From left, Sean Mullaney of Roosterfish Grill, Jennifer Reynolds of One Hour Air and Heat, Chamber Chairman Debra Jones of Regions Bank, and Fred H. 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St. Petersburg727-527-44831478 S. Belcher Road Clearwater727-538-4483For more ways to give visit SuncoastHospice.org/Resale-Shoppes. County commission divided on sale of land to Pasco County By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County has many good traits that appeal to residents and visitors alike, but it does not have a plentiful source of drinking water. It never has. Compared to more inland areas of the state, the small coastal peninsula wedged between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay has limitations on quantity and quality of its drinking water supply. Due to its geography, the county is dependent on outside sources. In 1970, well fields located in Hillsborough and Pasco produced 46.6 percent of Pinellas drinking water and by 1977, the dependency on outside sources had grown to 52.6 percent. So-called water wars were common between Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties and even private landowners. Unregulated pumping of groundwater from the Florida Aquifer resulted in the death of cypress trees, loss of wetlands, ponds, lakes and other water bodies dependent on ground water, as local governments struggled to provide adequate supplies of drinking water to support the regions fast-growing population. To help satisfy Pinellas Countys needs, in 1975, the Utilities Department purchased Crossbar Ranch, about 8,000 acres of land in central Pasco County located east of U.S. 41 and north of State Road 52. Seventeen active wellhead sites are located on 6.41 acres of the property. The wells began producing in 1980. Al-Bar Ranch and its 4,100 acres adjoining Crossbar were added to Utilities land portfolio in 1990. The combined 12,400 acres of land is valued not only for its water wells, but it also generated $6.2 million from sale of pine straw and pine timber over the past 10 years. The land is a preserve for a variety of endangered species. Pinellas County Commissioners discussed the possibility of selling the ranches to Pasco County to add to its environmental land holdings during an Aug. 13 work session. Commissioners Janet Long, Norm Roche and Commission Vice-chair Karen Seel are opposed to selling the land at this time. Commission Chair Ken Welch spoke in favor of the sale as did Commissioner Susan Latvala, longtime proponent of selling the land to Pasco. Commissioner John Morroni was absent. Before the discussion, County Administrator Bob LaSala talked about what went on between Pinellas and Pasco counties and the state in 2008. Pinellas County had been poised to sell the property to Florida Forever to help fulfill the state-run programs goals of preserving the sites rare species, protecting, restoring and maintaining the quality of land and water in the state, and increasing the acreage of the groundwater-recharge area. The Crossbar/Al-Bar Ranch has a very high value as a waterrecharge area, according to a 2008 report from Forever Florida. The ranches were added to Florida Forevers acquisition list, but the recession and lack of funds put an end to the sale. According to media reports in 2008, Pinellas County wanted to sell the land to pay for a new Utilities plant. The county reasoned that the Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSThis education center built by Pinellas County at a cost of $1.3 million opened Dec. 9, 1993 at Cross Bar Ranch. Currently it is used primarily by Pasco County schoolchildren.need for the land and its water resources were no longer needed thanks to Tampa Bay Water, a nonprofit utility that now supplies wholesale drinking water to Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Pinellas County sold the wells and its water rights on the ranches in the mid-1990s as part of the deal that created Tampa Bay Water, which was established in 1998. Latvala is confident that Tampa Bay Water will supply Pinellas Countys future water needs. She prefers spending the countys available funds on land preserves within Pinellas County not on land in another county. According to a 2012 audit by the Clerk of the Courts Inspector General, over the 12-years prior, the ranches had a net loss of more than $1.9 million. The county also spent more than $1.3 million to build an educational center, which Latvala said is primarily used by Pasco County schoolchildren, and $114,487 for two buses, which officials had planned to use for safari tours of the property. Pinellas County paid $11 million for the ranches. About half the land is used for conservation and preservation of endangered wildlife. The other half contains the well fields, as well as land set aside for timber and pine straw production and cattle operations and other activities. The four homes on the property are used by private contractors who provide land management and security services. Timber harvesting began in 2011 and was expected to bring in about $3.1 million over 10 years of time. Proceeds go to the property owner Pinellas County Utilities. Any revenue after expenses from the pine straw operations also goes to Utilities. Some officials believe the ranches can pay their expenses now that timber harvesting has begun. David Scott, executive director of the Department of Environment and Infrastructure, said last year, Utilities made $343,000 profit on pine timber alone. Seel said although revenue has been breakeven or no profit in the past, the potential for profit exists for at least the next seven years. In 2012, Pasco County valued the land at $58 million. In 2008, media reports show that the land was assessed at $176 million. Seel doesnt believe selling county property while the market is still depressed is the right thing to do. Seel voted against the sale of other county-owned property in recent years. She would like to wait until closer to 2017 to decide the fate of Cross Bar and Al-Bar. In 2017, a 35-year contract with the property manager expires. Commissioner Norm Roche also is opposed to selling the land. He doesnt think it is a wise idea to count on Tampa Bay Water to take care of Pinellas Countys needs forever. He believes it would be smarter to hang on to the land just in case. The property is our lifeline. Its our water, he said. Its prudent for our future 30 years from now to preserve our option for future generations. LaSala reminded Roche that Pinellas County no longer owns the wells or water rights on the property. He did admit that if something happened and Tampa Bay Water was dissolved, Pinellas County in all likelihood would have first claim to the wells. Thirty years from now that property could be very, very valuable, Seel said. She suggested looking at an agreement with Pasco County to give first right of refusal to buy the land at market rate should Pinellas ever consider selling. That should ease their concern of what we would do with it, if Tampa Bay Water ever went away, to protect our interests, she said. Latvala argued that the state was moving toward creation of regional water supplies, moving away from pumping of ground water in favor of alternative water supplies. There is no justification for keeping the land, she said. She said Pinellas Countys ownership of the ranches is a burr under their saddle, and the hard feelings between the two counties since the water wars had bothered her the whole time shes been in office. Weve spent a lot of money, making a pristine habitat, a scrub jay habitat, Latvala said. Weve done a remarkable job. But our citizens have no use for it. Its too far away. It doesnt serve a purpose for our citizens. Commissioner Janet Long wasnt keen on selling the property. She wanted to know why more people from Pinellas didnt visit the land. She asked why Pinellas County schoolchildren didnt use it the same as Pasco Countys did. Land is one thing in the world we dont have anymore, Long said. She said that due to economic conditions, it did not make good financial sense to sell the land. She wants to look for ways to promote its use. A lot of people today dont know much about it, she said. It would be a mistake to sell it. Richard Gehring, Pasco Countys Planning and Growth Management administrator, explained Pascos reasons for wanting to buy the land. It is our intent to add it to the framework of our land management, he said. Money is available from the Penny for Pasco funds, which start in 2015. He said owning the ranches would allow Pasco to form critical linkages for wildlife to move through the system. We want it to stay rural and agricultural, he said, adding that plans involved a trail system and camping. Pasco County is aiming for a 50-50 mix of urban and preservation for 500,000 acres. He said See LAND, page 9A

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The Jeep struck the scooter and the driver of the scooter was trapped under the Jeep. Haboush was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet. Jones was not injured. SR 580 was closed to eastbound traffic for about four hours during the investigation.Three injured in crashPALM HABOR An 82-year-old man was ticketed for an improper left turn after an injury crash in Palm Harbor about 4:22 p.m. Aug. 18 on County Road 1 at Wexford Drive in Palm Harbor. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at the time of the incident, Donald William Hutwelker of Palm Harbor and passenger, Velma Louise McShane, 85, of Palm Harbor were traveling in a 2004 Chevy Venture south on CR-1. Anthony John Riolo, 22, of Palm Harbor was traveling north on CR-1 on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle. Hutwelker turned left on Wexford Drive and traveled into the path of the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the passenger side of the Chevy. Riolo was thrown from his motorcycle and ended up trapped inside the Chevy until he was removed by emergency crews. All three suffered critical injuries. Hutwelker and McShane were taken to St. Josephs Hospital and Siolo was transported to Bayfront Medical Center. the county was now trying to assemble the land it needed to reach that goal. Commissioner Charlie Justice asked to see a better analysis of costs and revenue potential. He requested information on how money from sale of the land could be spent, since the property owner is Utilities not Pinellas County government. Pascos goal is laudable. If the situation was reversed, we would probably seek something similar, he said. Welch also pointed out the home rule issue. If another county owned a chunk of Pinellas, we would be trying to get it, he said, agreeing with others that now might not be the right time to sell. But Im open to continue the discussion, he said. Latvala said Tampa Bay Water paid $140 million for the water rights on the property. The return on our investment is done, she said. Pasco County wants to protect the land from future development and believes owning the property is the only way to stop a future Pinellas County Commission that just sees dollar signs from developing it or selling the land to a developer, she said. The No. 1 issue in the future globally is going to be water, Seel said. Thats why we need to keep this land in an abundance of caution. Seel pointed out that $80 million of the amount had gone to put in new water pipelines to accommodate the type of disinfectant Tampa Bay Water uses. She said nothing prevented Pinellas from collaborating with Pasco to protect home rule using an interlocal agreement or contract. Roche agreed that an agreement giving Pasco first rights to buy the land if Pinellas decided to sell it in the future was a good compromise. He said perhaps Pasco could partner with Pinellas when the land management contracts come up for bid in 2017. Im not opposed to having a conversation with the Pasco County Commission, Long said. Long suggested a field trip to visit Cross Bar and Al-Bar ranches, as well as all the preserves located in Pinellas. She said if Latvala was correct and budget cuts were doing harm to the countys preserves, perhaps budget adjustments were needed. Globally water is becoming our most precious resource, Long said. Water is important, Latvala said. Tampa Bay Water solved that. We dont have to worry about our future. Photo by WAYNE CATHELA Largo Fire Departments aerial ladder truck douses kids with water at Gracies Big Splash VII Aug. 16 at the Dimmett Community Center. The annual event helps raise money for the Gracie G. Purdy Foundation to benefit families whose children are diagnosed with terminal or catastrophic illnesses.Uplifting event CRASH, from page 5A www.TBNweekly.com LAND, from page 8A

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10A Viewpoints Leader, August 22, 2013Washington is an island surrounded by reality, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, likes to say. In an effort to inject some reality into the Beltway, Grassley introduced an amendment to the Affordable Care Act to require that members of Congress and their staff get their health care from the new Obamacare exchanges. Congress should live under the laws it creates. That includes Obamacare, Grassley explained. Enter Washington reality: The rules dont apply to the governing class. Congress eventually passed the Grassley amendment, and it was included in the bill President Barack Obama signed, but that doesnt mean Washington insiders cant get around it. There are two things for the political class not to like in the Grassley amendment. To start, the 11,000 or so members and Capitol Hill staffers now enjoy Cadillac coverage as participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The Grassley provision is supposed to make that go away and force those individuals to buy their own coverage through the less prestigious Obamacare health insurance exchanges. But also, the government read: taxpayers picks up more than 70 percent of the premiums. There was no language in the final Grassley provision to continue the federal subsidy. Supporters have been able to sell Obamacare coverage as affordable because the government subsidizes premiums for some middle-income workers. Senators and representatives make $174,000, and their wellcompensated staffers can make more than members. Thus, the Grassley amendment represents a pay cut for Hill aides. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted the pay cut would cause savvy Capitol Hill staffers to stampede toward the private sector. Politico reported that both Republicans and Democrats were looking for a way around the law to prevent what wags had dubbed the coming Beltway brain drain. After Obama reportedly told Democrats behind closed doors that he would help, the Office of Personnel Management announced a proposed rule to save Congress from its own law. So the government would continue to pay its employer contribution of premiums. On the one hand, that seems fair. Who wants to get a pay cut and a second-tier health package? On the other hand, this is another example of Washingtons taking care of its own in order to prop up a health care plan that costs taxpayers money by discouraging employers from hiring full-time workers. In Congress, members cannot lose, but the public can. Worse, the Office of Personnel Management didnt stop there. Its new proposed rule also would allow each member of Congress to determine whether an employed individual meets the statutory definition of congressional staff. The OPMs rationale was that there is no existing statutory or regulatory definition of the term official office. As if official office is an exotic cipher. What do we pay these people for if they cant figure out what an official office is? As a result of that brilliant maneuver, senators and congressmen will be able to exempt their staffers if they so choose. Capitol Hill, it turns out, is one colossal goldendomed exemption. In pushing his amendment in 2010, Grassley rightly argued: Its only fair and logical that administration leaders and congressional staff, who fought so hard to overhaul Americas health care system, experience it for themselves. If the reforms are as good as promised, then theyll know it firsthand. If there are problems, public officials will be in a position to really understand the problems, as they should. But theres this ugly reality on Obamacare Island: The rules do not apply to the people who make them.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ sfchronicle.com.In recent weeks, events in Major League Baseball, the NFL and elsewhere have given us a vivid reminder that performanceenhancing drugs are pervasive in the sports world. Quite simply, they are a problem that must be dealt with. The Florida High School Athletic Association has recognized this problem for some time, and has policies that prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs. But if anyone else wondered if concern is really necessary, their doubts should have been erased with news accounts indicating that the Biogenesis scandal wasnt limited to just professional and collegiate athletes. South Florida high school athletes have also been implicated among the clinics possible customers, and there is no reason to believe the problem is limited to that clinic or that part of the state. Under existing FHSAA sportsmanship bylaws and policies, studentathletes can be suspended from competing if they have used PEDs, until medical evidence proves they are clean. But now, in light of everything happening in the sports world, I have grown concerned that the existing policies may not be enough. We must be sure our policies and procedures which are in place, after all, to protect the well-being of our student-athletes and the integrity of the games they play truly deter ambitious and misguided athletes, coaches and even parents who think its okay to cheat in order to tilt the playing field to their own advantage. This win-at-allcosts mentality is not what high school sports are supposed to be about. That is why I asked FHSAAs Sports Medicine Advisory Committee to conduct a top-to-bottom review of existing policies to make sure they do everything possible to discourage, detect and penalize the use of performance-enhancing drugs and human growth hormone by high school student-athletes. The 16 members of this committee include physicians, professors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches experts who understand sports and young athletes, and can bring an incredible amount of expertise to this important task. The FHSAAs overriding priority is the safety, well-being and constructive development of young student-athletes, whose bodies and character are still forming. Performance-enhancing drugs undermine every aspect of this goal, and so it is imperative that our student-athletes adhere to a zero tolerance policy toward these inherently unfair and dangerous substances. We must draw a line in the sand against performing-enhancing drugs and the inappropriate use of human growth hormone. School districts cannot tolerate coaches who encourage or look the other way when athletes use PEDs. These coaches cannot be allowed to keep their jobs or have anything to do with young athletes. This is about more than safeguarding fair play its about saving lives. Im proud of the FHSAAs history as a leader in protecting the safety of our young student-athletes. In the last several years alone we became one of the first states to establish strict policies to address concussions and problems caused by extreme heat and inadequate hydration. Now a careful review of PED policies will lead to the best approach to keeping these banned substances out of our high schools. This is another important step to protect our student-athletes. The overwhelming majority of high school student-athletes will never compete at the collegiate level, and just a tiny percentage will ever have a shot at making a living playing the games they love. We need to do everything we can to foster that love, to keep the games fun, and to protect these young men and women from harm. Performance-enhancing drugs simply have no place in high school sports.Roger Dearing is executive director of the Florida High School Athletic Association, based in Gainesville. He is a former coach, athletic director and Manatee County School Superintendent.Have you become aware of some of the following things showing up in our passing parade? MORE BRITISH ON THE SCENE. Its hard to turn on the TV or radio these days without hearing a British accent. It seems that half the foreign correspondents are British. When CNN or NBC News cuts to a reporter stationed in Syria or China, chances are the reporter will have a British accent. Or it could be Australian, Welsh or Scottish. Does the UK generate an over-supply of journalists, or what? In most cases, they usually speak a better quality of English than Americans do. Which is only proper, since the English invented the language in the first place. THE DECLINE OF DECIMATE. Speaking of language, have you noticed how the term to decimate has been downgraded to mean annihilate or utterly destroy? Not too long ago, when correct English was honored and sometimes even practiced, decimate meant to execute one out of every 10 rebellious soldiers. Thats how the ancient Romans often put down uprisings. Today, newscasters and other arbiters of public taste speak blithely of floods that decimate entire towns and populations. By drowning every tenth victim, we presume. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CNN AND FOX NEWS. These two companies battle each other to see whos on top of the national news game. Officially they both promise to bring fair and balanced coverage of news. Fox is often accused of leaning too far to the right. Conservatives paint CNN as a tool of the Establishment and even (horrors!) of the Obama administration. I enjoy flipping back and forth between these news agencies, just to see what their non-political differences seem to be. Both organizations tend to employ 20-ish, glib blonde women who chatter on about Mideast revolutions and Hungarian politics as if they actually knew where Cairo and Budapest are (and perhaps they do.) The faces of CNNs Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper seem more familiar to me than the Fox News anchors do, but that doesnt mean they do a better job. I keep hoping that CNN will get rid of that prissy Englishman Piers Morgan, who gives the impression of stumbling over his lips as he spits out his commentary. As a rule CNNs people appear more polished and informed than Foxs presenters. I feel guilty for letting appearance carry weight in forming my judgments. But then I remind myself that, in television news, good looks and slick delivery count for just as much as content and accuracy do. Sad, but true. JUDGE JUDY DEFENDS OUR LANGUAGE. Earlier this year I wrote a column criticizing Judge Judy for her high-handed treatment of the contestants who appear before her. In an email from her husband, I caught unshirted hell for my remarks. I still would not want to face her in a courtroom showdown, but Im mellowing in my attitude toward Judge Judy because of her impatience with plaintiffs/defendants whose speech habits are about two steps up from those of cave dwellers. The judge insists on yes as a response, not yeah. And she cracks down on the ubiquitous use of the useless filler word basically by persons giving testimony. Go get em, Your Honor. What this country needs is more grammar Nazis. WHEN A MAJOR CRIME OR DISASTER OCCURS and the police chief or mayor promptly holds a televised press conference, have you noticed how the official usually puts enormous stress on how quickly the first responders arrived at the scene? Its as if the agency-in-charge is in a national competition to see who comes to the rescue the quickest. We all admire and respect the cops and firefighters who race toward danger, but do we really care whether they got to the scene within three minutes of the first alarm, rather than two and a half? The only explanation I can think of is that in many emergencies there may be a discontented watchdog standing by, timing the rescuers for possible legal or political reasons. ITS GETTING HARDER TO SURF THE WEB. Or so it seems to me. Not long ago, you could type in Latest news, click a key and be flooded with news headlines. Today youre liable to get eight spam-type secondary websites saying Asia news, or Join our newshound chat room before you finally fight your way through to useful content. You want lean-and-mean surfing, and instead you get embroidery. DONALD TRUMP CONTINUES TO INSPIRE all of us with his consistency of behavior and attitudes. Other public figures may waffle, flip-flop, revise and take new positions, but the Donald holds steady and unchanged as one of the biggest jerks ever to appear on our national scene.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. Send him an email at tralee71@comcast.net. 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. 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They also may be edited for clarity. Please keep letters to editor to 700 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Please do not use profanity. We do not publish poetry or songs in letters to the editor. Each writer may submit one letter per month. Please allow two weeks from the time you submitted your letter for it to be published before inquiring as to its status. We wont print anonymous letters. We wont print letters that are submitted merely to promote a business. Thank you letters are accepted. We cant return letters to the editor.What do you think? Debra Saunders No place in high school sports for any kind of PEDsFree preschool for 4 year oldsE d i t o r : Attention Florida residents, if you are the parent of a 4-year-old child, or a 3 year old who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, your child is eligible for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program. It is a state of Florida funded program open to all Florida resident 4 year olds regardless of family income. This program was voted in by residents and is funded by our taxpayers. The program has high standards that are maintained by routine inspections from the trained staff members of the Early Learning Coalition. The VPK program gives your child a solid foundation on which to enter kindergarten. The expectations placed on kindergartners in todays world make it almost impossible for a child to be successful in kindergarten if they have not completed the VPK. The program is designed to be a prerequisite to kindergarten, offering the child experiences to grow in math, print knowledge, phonological awareness, and oral language and vocabulary skills. The child also builds social skills and valuable classroom experiences to enhance their growth. Parents may visit the website at vpkpinellas.net to pick their desired school location and to sign their child up for this awesome opportunity. This may be done online or by calling the number listed on the website to schedule an appointment. When the process is complete you are given a certificate to turn in to the school of your choice. They offer a list of schools to choose from on the website. The parent has the option of visiting any of the schools listed to find the best fit for their child. Parents, dont let this opportunity slip by you, take advantage of it and let your child reap the benefits of this incredible fun and exciting FREE adventure. The website again is vpkpinellas.net. Hope to see you and your child in one of our programs soon! K r y s t a l G i b b s director and VPK teacher at Wilhelms School Clearwater

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Schools 11A Leader, August 22, 2013 Get The NewsALL FORFREE!Sign Up Today! www.TBNweekly.com e-E d itions040413 081513 Rich Rippetoe, MBA, CRS, GRI Selling your home? Ask about my "29 Day Performance Listing Program"!Selling Solutions, Not Promises Rich Rippetoe, the ONLY Realtor you will need!727-902-1437 www.BeachRealEstatePro.com 082213 ONE OWNER SEMINOLE POOL HOME! time offered for sale. Meticulously maintained. $217,900 MEDITERRANEAN STYLING Almost 2,000 Sq. Ft. with an unbelievable screened pool area. Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Like new home with unobstructed golf course vistas encompassing 5,127 Sq. Ft. Outdoor living area with covered pavillion, pool & spa, grilling area. Gourmounds kitchen, movie theatre, game room with wet bar, downstairs den and much more!Rafal WazioSand Key Realty 5BR/5.5BA/Pool Belleview $699,000 SOLD Bay Pines Lake Community. Open floor plan including a handicap modified master bedroom & bath. 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Home has very open floor plan and tiled Florida room.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2BA/1CG Pinellas Park $92,500 SOLD082213 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906053013 Students can eat for free at 58 schools By ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLCLEARWATER School is back in session, and now students at 58 Pinellas County schools can eat lunch for free no matter what income-level their families are in. Pinellas County Schools has been chosen for a federal pilot program called the Community Eligibility Option where schools that have at least 40 percent of low-income families qualify for free lunch for the entire student body. Its designed by the USDA in Washington (D.C.,) said Art Dunham, director of food services for Pinellas County Schools. Its in test mode at the moment and is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and Florida just got permission to be part of the pilot. And the folks in Tallahassee asked different districts if they would like to partake in it, and I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to provide meals to students easily. Even students at schools other than the 58 chosen for the pilot program can benefit because a new district initiative beginning this year will allow the students at these schools who qualify for reducedprice lunches to receive lunch for free. However, families of these students will still have to submit applications for free/reduced priced lunches, whereas there is no longer any required paperwork at the 58 CEO schools. (The program) focuses on communities that are hard-hit economically, Dunham said. They evaluate the students in each school, and they cross-check the services that are provided by the state to these families such as food stamps, welfare benefits, insurance benefits, Clothes to Kids benefits, Medicaid benefits. Anything that a social service program would be providing to families, and when those benefits are tallied and the community as a whole has 40 percent of the student body receiving these benefits, the state is deeming that its a community thats eligible for free lunch. One of the many great things about this program, Dunham said, is that it takes away the perceived stigma that many kids felt by receiving a free or reduced-price lunch. Now, everyone in those schools are on the same level and all they have to do is eat. That should increase the number of kids fed, Dunham said. Some of the students who in the past qualified for these benefits wouldnt come to us because they didnt want to be identified in any way by their peers that they were needy. This takes that stigma away from that. So if the parent is making $100,000 and can afford lunch and (his or her kids) happen to go to this particular school, the child gets free lunch. Theres no more reduced-price meal and theres no more paid lunch. In reality, there was no way for kids to tell who ate lunch for free and whose parents paid for it, but there was a perception that it was geared toward the free students, Dunham said, which reduced participation. The school benefits from the new program, too, Dunham said, because there is no more paperwork to fill out by the parents and for staff to deal with at the beginning of the schoolwork regarding lunch. Furthermore, each school will submit to the federal government the percentages from last year of how many students received free lunch, how many had the reduced-price plan and how many had paid lunch, and the government will reimburse the school for each category. According to the Food Research and Action Center, this program allows for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget. Last school year, Pinellas County started offering free breakfast to all students, said Melanie Marquez Parra, public information officer for PCS. Now, kids at the 58 schools with the Community Eligibility Option have the opportunity to eat two free meals a day at school. Its another opportunity to make sure as many students as possible have complete, nutritious meals so they can be successful in school, Marquez Parra said. Dunham added that the free breakfast program was quite successful in many ways. We had free breakfast for everyone, and weve seen many, many students enjoying having breakfast together who might never have talked to each other before this, Dunham said. Last year, Pinellas County Schools fed 69,000 students each day for lunch out of a total student body of 105,000, and this year Dunham hopes to feed an additional 17,000 students daily. Proper nutrition is crucial for learning, he said. Its incredibly important, Dunham said. Students cant learn when theyre hungry. There are tests all over the nation that show that a student who is well-fed is happier. If he or she is happier, they tend to learn better and FCAT grades go way up. Having healthier students will benefit the community as a whole, he said, because students will get better grades, will be able to get into better colleges, lead productive lives giving back to the community and also be free of some diet-related diseases. Also, with more kids eating school-provided lunches, they will often be eating healthier food than they otherwise would have. Were trying to provide the students with more fruits and vegetables and whole grain items with reduced or limited sugars, Dunham said. Fats and sugars contribute immensely to obesity and heart disease and diabetes. And our menus contain no added sugars only natural sugars, and were using whole grain products, so we should be able to reduce some of the obesity thats been a problem in America and have healthier students.Classes started Aug. 19 in Pinellas County By SUZETTE PORTERStudents throughout Pinellas returned to classes Monday morning, as law enforcement agencies urged motorists to use caution when traveling near schools and crosswalks. School start times range between 7:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. The school day ends between 1:35 and 4 p.m. School crossing guards will be present at 186 school crossing posts, from as early as 6:20 a.m. to as late as 5 p.m. Pinellas County Sheriffs Office advises that students walking or biking to school become familiar with where their crossing guards are located and understand they are able to approach the guards for assistance if needed. Deputies recommend that parents teach children best practices when it comes to crossing the roads. Children should be taught to watch for cars, turn lane traffic and make eye contact with drivers. Children riding their bikes should always wear a helmet. Brad Dykens, public education officer with Seminole Police Department, said early morning hours are the most dangerous for school children with the congestion of workday commuters and limited issues of the early morning/dawn hours. Please be extra vigilant, Dykens said. Clearwater police ask that motorists obey school speed zones and keep an eye out for schootl buses that have stopped to pick up or drop off students. PCSO deputies remind motorists that vehicles are required to come to a full stop when approaching any school bus displaying a stop signal. Motorists must remain stopped. Vehicles are prohibited from passing the bus until the stop signal has been withdrawn. Deputies will have extra patrols on the streets near school zones to ensure students are safe during their first week back. Drivers are asked to add a few extra minutes to their morning and afternoon commute and to exercise caution. Units from Seminoles Fire Rescue will be setting up outside local elementary and middle schools and will promote safe driving and awareness. Fire Rescue vehicles also will be parked along roadways with emergency lights on and crews will be waving safety message signs. Pinellas County School District is the seventh largest in the state and 26th largest in the nation. Nearly 104,000 students prekindergarten through 12th grade are enrolled, plus another 20,000 attending adult education and technical education classes. The districts headquarters is at 310 Fourth St. SW., Largo. Call 588-6000 or visit www.pcsb.org for more information.The following schools will offer free lunch to all students in 2013-14 Azalea Middle Bardmoor Elementary Bay Point Middle Bayside High Bear Creek Elementary Belcher Elementary Belleair Elementary Blanton Elementary Boca Ciega High Calvin Hunsinger Campbell Park Elementary Clearwater Intermediate Cross Bayou Elementary Dixie Hollins High Douglas Jamerson Elementary Dunedin Elementary Eisenhower Elementary Fairmount Park Elementary Frontier Elementary Fuguitt Elementary Gibbs High Gulfport Elementary High Point Elementary John Hopkins Middle Lakewood Elementary Largo Middle Lealman Avenue Elementary Lealman Intermediate Lynch Elementary Maximo Elementary Meadowlawn Middle Melrose Elementary Mildred Helms Elementary Mt. Vernon Elementary New Heights Elementary Nina Harris Exceptional North Shore Elementary Northwest Elementary Pinellas Central Elementary Pinellas Park Elementary Pinellas Park Middle Pinellas Secondary Ponce de Leon Elementary Rawlings Elementary Richard L. Sanders Exceptional Ridgecrest Elementary Sandy Lane Elementary Sexton Elementary Seventy-Fourth Street Elementary Skycrest Elementary Skyview Elementary Southern Oak Elementary Starkey Elementary Tarpon Springs Elementary Tyrone Middle Walsingham Elementary Westgate Elementary Woodlawn Elementary Photo courtesy of PCSOSchool crossing guards are on duty this week as students return to classes.Nominations accepted for Girl Scouts Women of Distinction The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida announces an open call for nominations for its Women of Distinction recognition. Nominations also are being accepted for the Woman of Promise Award, which recognizes a deserving young woman under the age of 35. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 11. Applications can be downloaded from the councils website at www.gswcf.org. Those selected as honorees are women who have achieved success in their chosen fields and whose accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service. The 2014 Women of Distinction and the Woman of Promise will be honored at the 13th annual Women of Distinction luncheon on March 18, 2014, at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The luncheon benefits nearly 21,000 girls served by Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. To be considered, Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise nominees must live within Girl Scouts of West Central Floridas geographic boundaries, including Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter counties. Nominees must agree to attend the luncheon in person on March 18 to accept the award. Women are not required to have been or currently be a Girl Scout to be nominated. The Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise Selection Committee will review the nominations received on or before Sept. 11 and will select four Women of Distinction honorees and one Woman of Promise honoree, with all honorees being announced in late September. For more information, contact Terri Costello, development manager, at 800-881-4475, ext. 1688 or tcostello@gswcf.org.

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CespedesValencia12A Faith & Family Leader, August 22, 2013 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. 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Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 011013 In Next Weeks ... In Next Weeks ... Dont Miss It! Dont Miss It! Clinical study for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Are Diarrhea and Abdominal DiscomfortDiarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating may be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you have IBS you may be eligible for a research study enrolling now.If you qualify for this study you may receive at no cost: Investigational medication for IBS Study-related care from a local doctor Compensation for your time and travelFlorida Center For GastroenterologyDr. Arthur Berman, Dr. Michael Schulman, Dr. Steven Beljic, Dr. Marc Kudelko, Dr. Justin Nudell, Dr. James BarthelPlease contact Joann at727-544-1600or clinicalstudies@tampabaygi.com8250 Bryan Dairy Road Suite 200 Largo, FL 3377708113B Christian Fellowship Church of LargoLARGO A contemporary service is now being offered Sundays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, 900 Starkey Road. This service is designed to reach young adults and young families by offering upbeat music and expository preaching of the Word. All ages are welcome. The church also presents a traditional service at 11 a.m. For information, call 581-1742.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Sunday school for all ages will return to its fall schedule in the coming weeks at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. Classes for 3-year-olds through 12th grade are set to begin on Rally Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. Children and youth will enjoy a Bible-based curriculum designed to meet their age appropriate needs and have fun along the way. While the children are learning about Jesus, Hope adults are also learning through one of two Bible Classes: Wired Word or Bible Baffle. Visitors and newcomers are welcome. For information, call 531-3200 or visit www.Hope Family.com. Oakhurst United Methodist ChurchSEMINOLE A GriefShare program will be presented Wednesdays, Sept. 4 through Nov. 27, at Oakhurst United Methodist Church, 13400 Park Blvd. The church will offer two sessions: The morning session will meet 10:30 to noon and the evening session will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. The GriefShare program consists of several components, such as video, workbook, discussion, support and encouragement. The program will last for 13 weeks and each session is self-contained, featuring a new topic each week. The program is designed to help participants travel the journey from mourning to joy. For information and to register, call 391-4769.Faith Presbyterian ChurchSEMINOLE Free preschool for children 4 years old is offered at Faith Presbyterian Preschool, 11501 Walker Ave. The state funded VPK program is free for all 4year-olds born on or before Sept. 1 of the school year and who reside in Florida. All children, regardless of parent income, are eligible for this program. The VPK program goal is to better prepare a preschooler for kindergarten especially in the area of early literacy. A school licensed for the VPK program must have qualified instructors, age appropriate curricula with a strong emphasis on early literacy skills, and a manageable class size. VPK Provider Profiles of schools offering the program are available through the Early Learning Coalition. Visit www.elcpinellas.net/parent-vpk.php. To register, visit www.elcpinellas.net/vpk-regist er.php. Parents also may call ELC at 400-4411. Sacred Heart Parish CenterPINELLAS PARK The fall session of free English classes for speakers of other languages will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 7951 46th Way N. The classes will be presented Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the parish center. Emphasis is on speaking, reading, writing and comprehension from beginning learners to those who wish to improve their skills. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 541-4447.Faith Presbyterian ChurchSEMINOLE A six-week Bible study will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. The program Made to Crave, by author Lysa Terkerurst, explores the missing link between womens desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make it happen. The Bible study will take place Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kris Hartland, Kadi Tubbs and Kristen Beiler will lead the study. Childcare is available. For information, call 391-0596.Chabad of ClearwaterCLEARWATER Chabad of Clearwater will present High Holiday services at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Just a few weeks before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, there are still many Jews who have no plans to attend synagogue services. Some of these Jews are not affiliated with a synagogue; others will be traveling on business; and a sizable percentage simply dont feel comfortable in a synagogue setting. Another alarming issue, particularly in light of todays flailing economy, is that many cannot afford the cost of services, which these days can run a whopping thousand dollars or more for a family of five. Whatever the case is, many of these would-be worshippers are feeling the pangs associated with being left out of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Chabad of Clearwater, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, has presented its own High Holiday services option, providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting. Chabads services are user-friendly, making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary, and the use of English-Hebrew prayer books, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. Chabad of Clearwater will be presenting Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services this year at the Holiday Inn Express in Clearwater. The ballroom space will enable congregants to have more comfortable and spacious seating. Following is a schedule of High Holiday services: Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, Sept. 4: evening services, 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Thursday, Sept. 5: morning services, 9:30 a.m.; youth program, 10:30 a.m.; shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m.; mincha and tashlich service, 7 p.m.; evening services, 8:15 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Friday, Sept. 6: morning services, 9:30 a.m.; youth program, 10 a.m.; shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Friday, Sept. 13: Kol Nidrei services, 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Saturday, Sept. 14, morning services, 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor memorial service, noon; Mincha and Neila closing services, 6 p.m.; final shofar blowing, 8:10 p.m.; gala break-the-fast buffet, 8:15 p.m. There is no cost but donations are appreciated. To reserve a space, visit www.Jewish Clearwater.com, email JewishClearwater@gmail.com or call 265-2770. Faith briefs Hollidays celebrate 50 years Pictured are, front row, from left, Julia, Robby, Joey and John Holliday; back row, Lora Holliday, with grandparents Ronald and Beverly Holliday. Five of seven of the Hollidays grandchildren are pictured. Missing is Danielle and Michael Holliday.Beverly and Ronald Holliday Sr. recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Ronald is a retired printer currently employed part time in the Pro Shop at Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Center in Clearwater. Beverly recently retired from CCS Medical in Clearwater. The couple resides in Pinellas Park. To celebrate the occasion, the couple renewed their wedding vows in Medford, N.J. Following the ceremony, their son Ronald Holliday Jr. invited family and friends for dinner at Charleys Other Brother in Easthampton, N.J. Vanessa Cespedes and Cristian Valencia will be married in fall of 2014. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cesar Alberto and Patricia Cespedes of Seminole. The groom-to-be is the son of Jaime and Maria Elena of Tampa. Cristian Valencia and Vanessa Cespedes

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But seniors can be more prone to a state of loneliness if there is little contact with others. Most seniors have spent a good portion of their lives, raising children and/or in the workforce. Once the children build lives of their own or possibly plans for retirement are near, socialization decreases, especially if the seniors are losing some of their independence such as driving. An active social lifestyle is more important than ever in helping seniors maintain a sharp mind that will help keep them connected to the world around them and increase their feelings of happiness. Helping others is one of the best ways to feel better about you and at the same time continue to stay socially involved. Seniors who stay connected have less depressionVolunteering in the local community is also a great way for seniors to stay active, involved and will enhance the feeling of belonging. There truly is a need for volunteers in various organizations. The skills and talents of seniors in our society are valuable and needed. Volunteering in a local hospital is very rewarding. Escorting patients, assisting with clerical tasks, staffing the gift shop or greeting visitors is just a few examples of possibilities. If you have a parent or loved one whom you care for, acting as an advocate can be an intimidating task. But there are ways to remain positive, and proactive with your aging parents. The key is to be attentive, understanding, and involved with your parents as they age. Your positive attitude and your efforts to understand their feelings is a wonderful way to say thank you for all they have done for you over the years. If your parent is spending a lot of time alone and finding difficulty in completing tasks, call Comfort Keepers to learn about the companionship we provide along with assistance with meals, errands, walks, grooming and other daily tasks.Comfort Keepers approach to in-home care is centered around a concept called Interactive Caregiving. Comfort Keepers plan activities appropriate to each clients health conditions and physical abilities, from walks in the neighborhood or grocery store, to playing games to sorting through pictures for albums. Transforming daily activities into interactive activities helps keep our seniors strong, improves outlook on life and reduces the risks for injury, depression and dementia.082213Keeping Our Seniors Socially Connected 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 Torrid and tepid: how dolphins handle the heat of summerHaving grown up in Tarpon Springs, my office mate of many years sometimes reminisced about the summer nights of his youth. No one had air conditioning back then. All the windows in the house stayed open. He once described a clammy routine: rousing in the steamy darkness groggily to flip over his pillow, whose bottom side was fractionally cooler than its topside. Though a Midwestern suburbanite myself, months of fieldwork in Mexico saw me sleeping outside in a desert that peaked at 120 degrees F. during the day. Luckily, that desert bordered the sea, and that sea had islands, from whose beaches we would scoop out little body-sized trenches for settling into at sunset, watching until stars gave way to dreams. Though the breeze was as steady as the surf, I too had my share of pillow flipping. To my knowledge, pillow flipping does not have a counterpart out at sea. How do our local dolphins handle the heat? Granted, their insulating coats of blubber become thinner during the summer than the winter, but never disappear entirely. Moreover, dolphins have high metabolic rates that fuel their ceaseless swimming and keep them cozy; in other words, dolphin bodies generate a lot of internal heat. One possible mechanism for handling seas that are some 85 degrees might be a simple mechanical one: slow down. That is what their behavior currently suggests, anyway. Their movements have grown almost tepid, swimming without ceasing as always more languidly than briskly of late. Is it just the dolphins we have seen or is rushing around August seas just not worth the heat it generates? This line of thinking began with a recent mother-child reunion between a weaned teen and her mother. FM and her current calf Fennel Photo by ANN WEAVEROn livelier occasions, or cooler seas, Fennel plays a game of catch with a mangrove seedpod called a horsetail.more frequent, they are as characteristically fleeting. AM spent most of her time submerged, surfacing periodically for air. In the meantime, FM and Fennel tread back and forth over a short stretch of water so slowly and methodically that it nearly hypnotized Capt. John Heidemann and me. Wiping off the ennui of their languor with our sweat, the next dolphin encounter was another example of torpid behavior. The sharp eyes of Capt. Heidemann spied tiny dark forms on the surface way in the distance. Deep in a side bay off the beaten track, two mother-calf pairs and a pair of bulls proceeded to take island time to a new level. Courtney and her calf Cutlass oozed down a short finger, followed by the still-languid FM and Fennel. Big bulls N and Riptab followed indolently. The bulls lingering surfaces gave us a good look at the parallel slashes across their rounded melons. I was startled to see those slashes, called toothrakes, glaring under the August sun. This is because both N and Riptab had each been grabbed by the head by some very sharp teeth six months ago in March. Would you believe that some toothrakes are visible for over 8 months? Courtney seemed to be the only dolphin with a mission in mind, albeit an unhurried one, and the others more or less followed her lead. She and Cutlass left the finger without haste and headed west. FM and Fennel wandered after them eventually, using the same patent lack of energy that had distinguished them earlier. The bulls left the finger too but headed east instead of west. We watched them until they were dots in the distance and turned our attention to the moms and calves. They headed down the long wide waterway all the way to the end where it loops like a letter J. There they dispersed languorously and embarked on underwater searches. Bulls N and Riptab returned and rejoined the ladies by and by. Judging from their swim speed, it may well have taken them to swim to the main road and back again! Rather than search the seas slowly like the others, the big bulls swam among them indolently, pacing each other perfectly. Calves Fennel and Cutlass took a brief stab at active play, but the episode died as quickly as a firework. Much later, they all slowly wandered out again. I wish I had a livelier tale for you, but those poor little dolphins act like sleep walkers.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@gmail.com or visit her website www.goodnaturedstatis tics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Beat the heat try fishing at sunrise or sunsetExtreme heat has made it tough at times to find actively feeding fish. Sunrise and sunset are your best shot for finding a good bite. Targeting deep grass flats near the passes for trout and mackerel was one of the bright spots this past week. Live chumming with small pilchards that were cast-netted along a bridge shadow line in the pre-dawn hours was responsible for getting the fish into a frenzy. Using a number one long shank hook will allow these tiny baits to swim naturally and not get sucked to the bottom. Also, using a weighted float will help to get the bait out to the target zone. Redfishing has been decent over the past week with the new moon tides spurring on the good bite. As sunset approaches the huge outgoing tide will begin to bottom out at a lower than normal tidal stage. Its these super low tides combined with fading light conditions that give the redfish an added level of confidence to root the bottom for shrimp and crabs. Scanning the waters surface for tails easily spots this behavior. Best baits for this scenario would be weedless jerk baits or my personal favorite, the top-water plug. Theres just something about that tantalizing side-to-side motion that the reds cant refuse. Not to mention theyll often push a wake from several yards away as they make their approach toward your bait, a sight that always makes your adrenaline pump. Tarpon fishing has been hot one day and cold the next. Days that offer slick calm mornings give you the best opportunity to spot rolling fish. Tampa bay bridges and river mouths are consistent spots to check as well as many deep canals and fingers along the Intracoastal Waterway. Cast D.O.A. Bait Busters to rolling fish or if their reluctant to feed try fishing whole shad, ladyfish or mullet on the bottom. Pompano fishing has been consistent along Tampa Bay bridges as well as the Tierra Verde Bridge and the Meisner Bridge. Bounce Crazy jigs rigged with a teaser fly along the bottom behind the downcurrent side of bridge pilings at sunrise for best results. Until next week, get bent!Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein were in the company of a small adult, which turned out to be AM. FM had AM in 2005. In the years since usurper Fennel made his appearance in 2009, AM has reunited with her mom FM and brother Fennel more often than is typical for this behavior. Although AMs mother-child reunions are

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By LEE CLARK ZUMPECLEARWATER Feeling nostalgic for a taste of counterculture? Do the terms flower power, free love, far out and Summer of Love bring back a flood of memories? For one evening, step back in time four decades to when the hippie subculture flourished. Hippiefest 2013 will be presented Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Ruth Eckerd Hall has been hosting the annual Hippiefest event since 2008. Past lineups have included artists such as Eric Burdon and the Animals, Badfinger, Jack Bruce of Cream, Mountain and Traffics Dave Mason. This year, Hippiefest will showcase five iconic blues-rock artists. The evening will feature performances by such well-known artists as Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers. What better way to cure the summertime blues than with a sizzling rock n blues festival? All inspired to pick up their instruments due to their love for rock and blues, these five artists hit the road this summer beginning with a show July 27 at The Cannery Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event also will feature a Hippiefest marketplace. Concessionaires will be selling beads, tie-dyes and other reminders of Woodstock, San Franciscos Haight-Ashbury district and the youth movement that introduced a whole new outlook to life. The marketplace will open at 5 p.m.Ten Years AfterIn 1967, four young musicians from Nottinghamshire, England, formed the band Ten Years After. Founding members included Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, Chick Churchill and Alvin Lee. Ten Years After became one of the biggest names in music and one of the most explosive quartets on the world stage. Their now legendary encore, Im Going Home, performed at Woodstock in August 1969, was captured on film and exposed their jazz, blues, rock amalgam to a large audience, who were blown away by the intensity of the bands performance when the Academy Award winning documentary was released. The band released nine albums between 1967 and 1974, including Ten Years After, Undead, Stonedhenge, Ssssh, Cricklewood Green, Watt, A Space in Time, Rock & Roll Music to the World and Positive Vibrations. The song Love Like a Man off the 1970 album Cricklewood Green reached No. 10 on the UK charts. In 1971, the band had a Top 40 hit with Id Love To Change The World. After Alvin Lee left the band for a solo career, Ten Years After ceased recording and touring for many years. A chance opportunity in early 2002 for the other three original members of Ten Years After (bassist Leo Lyons, drummer Ric Lee and keyboardist Chick Churchill) to work together again gave them an insight into the intense, re-awakened interest in the band. In 2003, vocalist/guitarist Joe Gooch joined the line-up and the band soon released a studio album titled Now, which was followed by a live effort in 2005. Today, the members of Ten Years After are eager to re-create the music, energy and excitement theyve been known for over theHippiefest 2013Blues-rock legends join forces for annual Hippiefest event at REH Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, August 22, 2013 Visit www.TBNweekly.com The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring Highly sought after Canterbury Chase neighborhood. Home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Fully fenced backyard offers a beautiful pool, covered patio and a sitting deck. $215,000 Move in ready Canterbury Chase home! 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Maintenance Fee $337 Monthly If you buy a share, well sell you a home for $100! Maintenance Fee $337 Monthly2/2 MANUFACTURED HOME Raised enclosed porch Pet Friendly 1998 Jacobson Home Laminate Floors Dr. Ida S. WallenLevel Three of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board 30+ Years of ExperienceMainlands Office Complex9375 U.S. 19 N., Suite B, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 By Appointments577-7775 Auto Injuries Back Pain Neck Pain Headaches Top five diversions S t e v e A r v e y Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. The veteran bluesman will bring his unique take on blues history with his show Mississippi to Chicago. The show traces the history of the blues from homemade instruments to full tilt Chicago Blues bands. Its a musical travelogue attendees can dance to. Arvey learned from early blues legends Homesick James and Honey Boy Edwards as well as the Chicago blues masters Jimmy Rodgers, JR.Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Smokey Smothers, and a long list of other artists. The blues guitarist will be paying tribute to them all at this concert. Arvey will be performing with a full-band and backup. Band members include Josh Nelms on guitar, Otis T. Sugarbear on bass, Aaron Fowler and Steve Camilleri on drums and Tony Smith on harmonica. C h i c k C o r e a a n d B e l a F l e c k Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The show is a new date for the March 24 concert, which was canceled. Tickets for the originally scheduled date of March 24 will be honored. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Flecks most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres including jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds. S a s h a T u c k Friday, Aug. 23, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. The performance is part of the sixth annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. This includes admission to the exhibitions in the Hazel Hough Wing. The MFA Caf will be open for dinner and a beer and wine cash bar will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call 822-1032 or 896-2667, ext. 258. The Museum Store will be open until 8 p.m. For series information, call 896-2667 or visit www.fine-arts.org. This versatile vocalist, composer, and arranger has performed at more than 100 venues and festivals, including the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas. She has been influenced by greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and holds a masters degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. K e v i n J a m e s Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $52.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. James, comedian and star of the hit movies Paul Blart, Mall Cop, Zookeeper and Grown Ups, is known to fans as Doug Heffernan, the lead character of the sitcom The King of Queens. James created the show in 1998. It garnered him a 2006 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and ran for nine seasons on CBS. Today, it continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James started his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene and was discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival. He brought his stand-up act to television in Sweat the Small Stuff, a onehour special for Comedy Central in 2001. His big break on the big screen came in 2005 starring opposite Will Smith in Hitch. In 2012, he starred in Here Comes the Boom, a comedy about a high school biology teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts See TOP FIVE, page 4B Bela Fleck performs Aug. 23 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Above, Pat Travers joins the Hippiefest tour for the first time this summer, performing Aug. 24 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Also performing are Ten Years After, top left, and Canned Heat, bottom left. See HIPPIEFEST, page 4B

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2B Just for Fun Vertical Blinds Plantation Shutters Draperies Valances Shades Serving Our Neighbors for 32 Years! Ehomefashions.com8710 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 727-397-8770All Hunter Douglas Products On Sale Now!$50 OFFOrders of $500 or more$100 OFFOrders of $1,000 or more Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo M a y b e B a b y I t s Y o u by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson; through Sept. 1, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. Maybe Baby, Its You boasts a comedic night about the search for that most elusive of entities, the soul mate. Performed by local talents Chris Jackson and Alison Burns, the production covers ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden age of marriage. The show promises to be a heart-felt night mixed with high energy as these two actors transform into 26 characters throughout the evening. S o u t h P a c i f i c with book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Sept. 6-22, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger with identification. A city of Largo handling charge of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the scores songs include such classics as Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Younger Than Springtime, Bali Hai, There is Nothin Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine and A Wonderful Guy. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. The original Broadway production won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto. The 2008 Broadway revival won seven Tonys including Best Musical Revival. This production will be directed by Linda Weir and will feature Amy Phillips as music director and James Grenelle as choreographer. 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. F i f t h a n n u a l L a s V e g a s C a s i n o N i g h t Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo. Tickets for the fundraiser are $35 for casino and $75 for the Texas Hold em Tournament if purchased before Sept. 16. Tickets after Sept. 16 will be $40 for casino and $80 for the tournament. Call 539-8371 or visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com. The event will feature a full dinner buffet from Orange Blossom Catering, as well as blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines, poker, a Texas Hold em Tournament, silent auction, Chinese auction, prizes and more. This fundraiser benefits the museums community outreach and youth education programs as well as the museums mission to honorably preserve the history and memories of the military and its veterans. L i t t l e S h o p o f H o r r o r s by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken; Oct. 10 through Nov. 3, at New Stage Theatre, inside Country Day World School, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. For performance times and ticket information, call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. 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.Clearwater M e n A r e D o g s by Joe Simonelli, through Aug. 25, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Dr. Cecelia Monahan has a serious problem. As a therapist who runs a support group for single and divorced women, she must listen to a number of relationship problems from her unusual cadre of patients as well as dealing with the unsolicited advice of her live-in mother on subjects ranging from dating to cooking recipes. The doctor, however, is not above using some unorthodox methods of her own such as hiring out-of-work actors to role play with her patients. It is only when Cecelia meets the new substitute package deliveryman that the doctor must learn to practice what she preaches. David Middleton will direct the play. S e v e n B r i d e s f o r S e v e n B r o t h e r s with book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, music by Gene de Paul, Al Kasha, Joel Hisrchhorn, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Sept. 5-22, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for students. Call 4461360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Goin courtin has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage production. It tells the story of Millie, married and living in the Oregon wilderness in 1850, who plans to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law. J o e S a t r i a n i Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Satriani is currently touring in support of Unstoppable Momentum. Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally on keyboards, a new rhythm section featuring bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann. Satriani is ready to celebrate the recent release of Unstoppable Momentum, his fourteenth studio album. The Epic Records release hit radio stations earlier this year and highlights the first single A Door Into Summer, while the video for A Door Into Summer premiered exclusively on Rollingstone.com.Gulfport G e c k o f e s t Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. This years theme will be Saturday Night Gecko showcasing the 1970s. The annual Geckofest features live music, local artists and crafters, a kids area, street performers, parade and costume contest. Visit www.geckofest.com. Pinellas Park R e g a l R a i l w a y s T r a i n S h o w Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th St. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger. The show will feature plenty of vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. There is usually a small train layout on display for the children to watch as well as videos playing of trains. For information, call 244-1341.St. Petersburg M y N a m e i s A s h e r L e v by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok; presented by American Stage Theatre, through Aug. 25; at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 823-PLAY (7529) or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance. A r t by Yasmina Reza, presented by American Stage Theatre, through Sept. 8; at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 823-PLAY (7529) or visit www.americanstage.org. Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance. S t o l e n I d o l s Friday, Aug. 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. The performance is part of the sixth annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. This includes admission to the exhibitions in the Hazel Hough Wing. The MFA Caf will be open for dinner and a beer and wine cash bar will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call 822-1032 or 8962667, ext. 258. The Museum Store will be open until 8 p.m. For series information, call 896-2667 or visit www.fine-arts.org. The tropical mood jazz of Stolen Idols will take you to gorgeous beaches, South Sea Islands, and Far East gardens all in one night. E n g e l b e r t H u m p e r d i n c k Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Humperdinck, born Arnold George Dorsey, was known on stage as Gerry Dorsey and took the name, Engelbert Humperdinck, a 19th century German composer of operas, on the suggestion of his manager in the mid-1960s. It was Humperdinck, not Elvis, that made famous the sideburns and flamboyant leather jumpsuits. His 1967 signature tune, Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) from his debut album was a No. 1 hit in 11 See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4BAugust 22, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Youve got a take-charge personality, and an authority will look to you to use it on an upcoming project. Do not disappoint them, Capricorn.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Your appetite for information is insatiable. Lucky for you, Aquarius, a coworker whets it considerably. A mission in organization starts with a bang and ends with a whimper.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Tiny steps now will lead to big strides later, Pisces, so move with care. Approach the project as a process and learn to delegate at each phase.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Humility is key to settling a family feud. There is no room at the table for arrogance, so squelch it every chance you get, Aries. A meeting provides finality.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Prayers are answered, and life looks rosier than it has in some time. Bask in the moment, Taurus, and take a leap forward. A friend keeps a promise.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Whispers are just thatwhispers. The truth will come out by weeks end. Give it some time to settle in, Gemini. A phone message is returned.CancerJune 22 July 22 A new face is a dead-ringer for someone from your past. Dont be fooled, Cancer. There is no comparison between the two, as you will soon discover.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Lucky Leo. Youve got the magic touch, and the world knows it. Soon youll have more on your plate than you have time for. Take help where you can get it.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Lots of love is ontap this week, Virgo. Youre the hit of the party everywhere you go. A faceoff at home inspires you to make a few changes.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Triumph over tragedy, Libra. Every cloud has a silver lining, even the one hanging over you. You will soon find the good in it and turn it around.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Youre tested this week, and you pass with flying colors. Share your insight with a friend whos stumbling, Scorpio. A party invite arrives by mail.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 The scale tips in your favor. Go, Sagittarius, go! A friend down on their luck receives a helping hand. A cleanup task proves more challenging than thought. Across1. Refuse 6. South African village 10. "How ___ Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life" (Kaavya Viswanathan novel in the news) 14. Before the due date 15. Hip bones 16. Catch, in a way 17. Skin swelling from insect bite 18. Not yet final, at law 19. "___ and the King of Siam" 20. Governments controlled by the wealthy 23. Expel from law practice 26. Traction aid 27. Occupancies 32. Fruit drupes, as on blackberries 33. Endured 34. Caroled 35. Lacks, briefly 36. Handle roughly 40. Blender button 41. Mrs. Bush 42. From the U.S. to England 45. Basket material 47. Extreme stupidity 48. Having a 3D effect 53. Beer buy 54. Abstruse 55. Care for 59. "Tosca" tune 60. Bell the cat 61. Vineyard fruit 62. Cleave 63. Coaster 64. Calyx partDown1. Drops on blades 2. "Go team!" 3. Bauxite, e.g. 4. ___ in the middle (2 wds) 5. Course of study outline (pl.) 6. Effort 7. Assortment 8. Reduced instruction set computer (acronym) 9. Au ___ 10. Cassandra, e.g. 11. Racehorses 12. Breathing problem 13. Minimal 21. Altdorf is its capital 22. Battery contents 23. "Buenos ___" 24. Ancient Andean 25. Climb 28. Ivan and Nicholas 29. Baffled (2 wds) 30. Fair-sized musical group 31. Bunk 35. Barbarian 36. Beauty treatment for nails 37. Mercury, for one 38. Gout-causing ___ acid 39. Delicate 40. Reduce, as expenses 41. Cargos 42. Coordinates (2 wds) 43. Look at printed material a second time 44. Back talk 45. Academy Award 46. Gawk 49. "What are the ___?" 50. Close, as an envelope 51. Wrap in a shroud 52. Kind of column (hyphenated) 56. 50 Cent piece 57. 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The majority of the film is presented in the ever-popular found-footage format along with a few invented interviews and clips of fictitious news conferences tidy and innovative fabrications to lend credibility to the overall narrative. Six astronauts are selected by Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, to make the journey to Jupiters moon. The film opens with a brief montage of footage captured by various stationary cameras on board the ship Europa One leading up to a failure in the communication system. Dr. Samantha Unger, portrayed by Embeth Davidtz, explains that the images presented were the final ones received from the spacecraft. Facing the camera as if filming an interview for a real documentary, Unger then says For 16 long months, Ive been asked the simple but loaded question: What happened? She begins to answer, but becomes too emotional to continue. Then the audience is informed, via an on-screen message, that With thousands of hours of recently declassified footage, Europa Ventures can now complete their story. So begins this brilliantly-crafted, speculative faux expos of a future manned mission searching for life elsewhere in the solar system. Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastin Cordero employs the found-footage format to tell this tale. This cinematic method that came into vogue especially for genre films following the release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999 has its roots in even earlier low budget movies such as Cannibal Holocaust and C MoPic. A flood of found-footage films such as the Paranormal Activity franchise, REC, The Last Exorcism and Grave Encounters have diminished the effectiveness of the moviemaking approach due to proliferation and misapplication. Corderos Europa Report commendably avoids the many pitfalls of the format by relying on shipboard cameras to reveal the major plot points. Theres no clichd shaky camera work, no exaggerated close-ups (aside from a handful of helmet cam sequences) and no panicky victims not quite terrified enough to drop the camera and run. And while most found-footage films suffer from a shortage of compelling characters, the director manages to successfully deliver six psychologically and emotionally wellrounded astronauts individuals the audience is able to empathize with on some level. Chinese actor Daniel Wu, for instance, portrays the missionMovie review ing to production notes, the filmmakers consulted with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SpaceX and other leaders in the scientific community to show audiences what a mission to Europa would actually look like, from ship design and mission planning to the surface of Europa itself. That attention to detail and realism pays off. Most recent science fiction epics have shunned science in favor of flashy effects, attention-grabbing CGI and disproportionately extended action sequences. Populating these films, qualified scientists have been replaced by everyman protagonists baffled by the events they face. Europa Report features delightfully brainy astronauts, coping with claustrophobia, isolation, monotony and, eventually, far more serious challenges to their survival. Its worth pointing out, too, that after a year of planning and preproduction, Cordero managed to shoot the film in less than 20 days on a relatively small budget. By sheer coincidence, on Nov. 16, 2011 the first day of principal photography NASA announced that it had uncovered tantalizing new evidence of liquid water lakes just beneath Europas icy surface. The appeal of Europa Report depends a lot upon the audience. Those who view it expecting to find the sci-fi horror elements of Alien will be disappointed. Those looking for a Hollywood-style big-budget sci-fi epic will be similarly frustrated. Those seeking an intelligent, unsettlingly honest depiction of prospective 21st century interplanetary spaceflight will find the film compelling and entertaining. Europa Report will undoubtedly be remembered as a smallbudget masterpiece of intelligent science fiction. Europa Report was released theatrically Aug. 2 to a select few markets, such as Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. To date, the closest its come to screening in the Tampa Bay area is a run at Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Ga. Dont despair: Europa Report is currently available for rental viewing on Bright House On Demand, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. commander. A well-established actor, director and producer, Wu played a small role in The Man with the Iron Fists and appeared in Stephen Fungs popular martial arts films Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero. Xu is fittingly solemn and assertive and seems to have a practical working relationship with his crew. Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist portrays Andrei, the Russian astronaut. Internationally, Nyqvist is best known for playing Mikael Blomkvist, the lead character in Stieg Larssons Millennium series. In Europa Report, Nyqvists character is initially set up to be the weakest link Andrei appears to be buckling under the pressure of the lengthy voyage. Nyqvists subtle man-on-the-edge performance is superbly low-key and adds to the tension as the story unfolds. South African actor Sharlto Copley plays James. Copley happens to be in this summers most provocative science fiction action flick, Elysium, playing a heavyhanded thug named Kruger. Compare Copleys sensitive portrayal of affable family-man James in Europa Report to the psychotic mercenary he plays in Elysium, and this actors wealth of talent is evident. James makes several recordings for his son, offering simplistic observations about the mission that would if delivered any other way seem artificial. The distinguished cast also includes Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca as Rosa, Polish-American actress Karolina Wydra as Katya and Christian Camargo as Daniel. The film suffers slightly from one technical miscalculation: Cordero chose to present some of the narrative in nonlinear progression. The director may have felt that revealing certain events out of chronological order might add to the suspense. Unfortunately, it jumbles the storyline marginally and it undermines the idea that this is supposed to simulate a documentary. Some critics have compared Europa Report to Stanley Kubricks 1968 film : A Space Odyssey. While Corderos movie may not rival the cinematic achievement of Kubricks classic, the analogy is accurate: Both films explore the physical and psychological demands of protracted space missions and both films utilize hard science. AccordAbove, Karolina Wydra stars as Katya and Christian Camargo as Daniel in Europa Report, a Magnet Release. 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Dine-in only. Exp. 10-31-13NOON 6pmWith Purchase of Drink. In Lounge Only. Exp. 10-31-13With Purchase of Drink. Dine in only. Exp. 10-31-13And Under! Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!Customer Appreciation Tuesdays Earlybirds ALL DAY & NIGHT Exp. 10-31-13Show Off Your Toy! JDs CAR SHOW Saturday, Oct. 5 WIN PRIZES Best Late Model, Best Early Model Super Hot Rod & Best of Show Contact Kathy @ 595-1320All-You-Can-Eat Peel & Eat Shrimp$5.00 past several decades. All the members of Ten Years After are enthusiastic about reuniting with Edgar, Rick and especially Canned Heat again, said Ric Lee in a press release issued by tour promoter Albright Entertainment Group. Original members Chick Churchill, Leo Lyons and I first performed alongside Canned Heat at the legendary Fillmore Ballroom on our first tour of the United States in 1968 and have remained good friends ever since. We are also excited to tour the U.S. as we pay tribute to band-mate Alvin Lee, while igniting a new wave of youthful excitement and appeasing longterm fans. Alvin Lee passed away earlier this year from unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure.Edgar Winter BandFrom his critically acclaimed debut release, Entrance, Winter has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. Spawning the No. 1 hit Frankenstein and the ever-popular Free Ride, Winters album They Only Come Out at Night was released in 1973, peaked at the No. 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. Winter invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound. Winters music has been featured in several major national television and radio and advertising campaigns. In addition, his music can be heard in noDunedin, Stirling celebrate sister city relationship during anniversary By TOM GERMONDDUNEDIN The 700th anniversary of pivotal battle in Scottish history coincides with the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Dunedin and Stirling, Scotland, and both communities plan celebrations next year. Among the events will be a tour of Stirling and other areas of Scotland presented by the Dunedin Historical Museum. In the battle of Bannockburn, fought in June 1314, king of the Scots Robert the Bruce defeated a much larger English Army under Edward II, eventually leading to independence for the Scots from the British Items from the battle will be sent to the Dunedin Historical Museum as part of a relics exchange. Andy Chiodo, a marketing and advertising specialist, is helping to promote the anniversary events. Its a remarkable opportunity for us to have a great celebration over there, said Chiodo. We are trying to get as many people as possible, civic organizations, schools, the city, excited about it and doing things that can contribute to the whole festivities, Chiodo said. The Tale of Two Sister Cities Tour will be held from June 24 to July 3, 2014, and includes Stirling sightseeing and a visit to Stirling Castle, which was captured from England in 1297 by William Wallace and again in 1314 by Robert the Bruce. Tour participants will participate in the opening of the Dunedin Exhibition at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Provost Mike Robbins will host the celebration. We are going to host a gala at Stirling Castle, he said. So its kind of an exciting opportunity. The tour also features a visit to the William Wallace Monument & Bannockburn Heritage Center, where visitors will learn about Braveheart, Willaces struggle for Scottish independence. Other destinations include the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, where golf originated, a whisky distillery, Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Another option will be for travelers to take the Queen Mary from New York to England and arrive in Scotland by rail a once in a lifetime opportunity, Chiodo said. For more information on the Tale of Two Sister Cities Tour, call Mary Kolb at 733-3498 or George Nigro at 686-6750. More announcements about the sister cities anniversary are expected between now and the tour dates. A flier shows some of the destinations on upcoming Two Sister Cities Tour.fewer than 15 film and television projects. This is Edgar Winter, and we will be rockin the blues again this year , Winter said in a press release. For those of you who saw us last year, we will be doing a new and very different show. Winter is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Frankenstein and Free Ride on the album They Only Come Out At Night. We intend to celebrate the occasion by playing some of the songs from that album I havent done in years, like We All Had A Real Good Time, Hangin Around and Undercover Man, Winter said. We are very excited, this ones going to be a blast! It means the world to me to be playing the music I love, and see you all out there having a good time. So we look forward to seeing you at one of the shows, and get ready to rock and roll!Canned HeatWe are all looking forward to a great tour with our longtime friends of Ten Years After and Edgar Winter, said Skip Taylor, Canned Heats longtime manager. It should be as much fun for us as for the audience. Canned Heat joins the popular summer tour for the first time. Two blues historians and avid record collectors founded the band in 1966. Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite drew on their encyclopedic knowledge of all phases of the genre and focused on recording updated versions of obscure old blues recordings. Applying this bold approach, the band attained two worldwide hits, On The Road Again in 1968 and Going Up The Country in 1969. These two songs were inspired interpretations of 1920s blues recordings by Floyd Jones and Henry Thomas. Canned Heat earned international attention with memorable performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Canned Heats unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past four decades.Rick DerringerIts doubtful that anyone will be sitting in their seats when Rick Derringer breaks into his wellknown rock anthem, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo. The song continues to be a staple on rock radio and was featured in several movies including The Spirit of , Rush, Stag, What a Girl Wants and the cult classic, Dazed and Confused. Years before his success as a solo artist, Derringer had a band at the age of 17 called The McCoys. The McCoys scored a No.1 hit in 1965 with the song Hang on Sloopy. The song would eventually be knocked out of the top spot by The Beatles Yesterday. In 1966, Derringer found himself leading The McCoys as they opened for The Rolling Stones on their U.S. tour. Throughout the s and s, Derringer appeared on numerous albums with artists such as Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand and Kiss. Beginning in 1993, Derringer recorded four blues CDs, starting with Back To the Blues and followed by Electra Blues, Blues Deluxe and Jackhammer Blues, released in 2000. Pat TraversCanadian rock guitarist Pat Travers released his critically acclaimed debut album in 1976. The album featuring his own brand of high quality s guitar rock and roll. Over the next several years, Travers released a string of strong hard rock albums, such as Makin Magic (1977), Putting It Straight (1977), Heat in the Street (1978) and Crash and Burn (1980). He and his band supported Rush on their Drive til You Die tour in support of A Farewell to Kings. Crash and Burn featured the blues-rock hit single Snortin Whiskey which has become one of Travers signature songs. Travers kept busy over the following decades, delivering melodic s rock, blues throughout most of the s, and a series of noted performances with various power trios since 2000. As he entered his fifth decade in the music industry, Travers has returned to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound. I am so excited to be part of a tour that has some of my favorite artists on it playing some of the best music ever written and performed, Travers said in a press release. For more information about this years Hippiefest, call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Edgar Winter performs Aug. 24 as part of this years Hippiefest lineup at Ruth Eckerd Hall. HIPPIEFEST, from page 1Bfighter to raise money for his beleaguered school. Grown Ups 2 hit theaters this summer. James appeared in the sequel alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello. The comedian-actors versatility is also heard on the big screen: His voice has been featured in animated films such as Barnyard (2006), Monster House (2006) and Hotel Transylvania (2012). H i p p i e f e s t 2 0 1 3 Saturday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. Ruth Eckerd Hall has been hosting the annual Hippiefest event since 2008. This year, Hippiefest will showcase five iconic blues-rock artists. The evening will feature performances by Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers. See the story starting on page 1B for more details. TOP FIVE, from page 1Bcountries and appeared on the British charts for 56 weeks, preventing the Beatles double A-side release, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever, from reaching the top position. It was his voice, a legend in the music industry for the last 40 years, that has endeared him to global audiences of all ages including royalty, presidents and heads of states. Humperdinck has released more than 80 albums of ballads earning 63 Gold, 24 Platinum record awards, four Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year in 1988. During his concert tour, Humperdinck will debut a virtual duet with Elton John and other selections from his upcoming Duets CD along with iconic songs from his vast catalogue, such as Release Me, Spanish Eyes, There Goes My Everything, The Last Waltz, Am I that Easy to Forget, A Man without Love, Quando, Quando, Quando, Ten Guitars and After the Lovin. M a z e f e a t u r i n g F r a n k i e B e v e r l y Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com. Maze, a soul/quiet storm band established in the early 1970s, will perform. Formerly known as The Butlers and later Raw Soul with the multi-talented Frankie Beverly as songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist, the band became Maze after an introduction to Marvin Gaye, who featured them as an opening act. The 1976 release of their first album, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, yielded a string of hit singles that included Lady of Magic and Workin Together. The late s and early s brought best-selling albums, Golden Time of Day, Inspiration and Joy and Pain with chart-topping singles, Traveling Man, Feel that Youre Feeling, Joy and Pain, Look in Your Eyes and Southern Girl. Three of the songs on their next album, Live in New Orleans, landed on the United States R&B chart, Running Away, Before I Let Go and We Need to Live, establishing their reputation and popularity in both America and the United Kingdom. The release of Silky Soul in 1989, plus Back to Basics in 1993, attained gold disc status. A r t i e L a n g e Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com. Lange is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, entrepreneur and radio personality who finds humor observing life and telling stories. He is currently hosting The Artie Lange Show, broadcast locally on WHPT-FM, 102.5 the Bone. The Fox News Radio show is an offshoot of The Nick and Artie Show that he launched with comedian Nick DiPaolo in 2011. Before that, Lange was a popular regular on The Howard Stern Show for nine years. His memoir, Too Fat to Fish, became a New York Times best seller. Lange gained a reputation as a class clown in school and performed his first stand-up routine when 19. He got his start in the comedy clubs of New York City where he helped create Live on Tape, the popular sketch comedy group, and wrote and performed with troupes such as Midnight Madness and The Improvables. His breakout work with Live on Tape landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on Foxs Mad TV. I n d i a A r i e Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. In support of her latest album, SongVersation, India.Arie makes a stop at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College. Sometimes you have to step back to move forward. Coming to that realization, let alone taking that crucial first step, can be a daunting endeavor. Now on the other side of a self-imposed four-year hiatus, India.Arie returns with the most illuminating album of her career. Born in Denver and having relocated to Atlanta as a teen, India.Arie went from singing under a tree in the park to the Grammy Awards stage in five years, earning seven nominations for her 2001 doubleplatinum debut Acoustic Soul, which features her first hit single, Video. That was followed in 2002 by the platinum-selling Voyage to India, 2006s gold-certified Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, and its 2009 sequel Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics. SongVersation reunites the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer with longtime writing partner/co-producer Shannon Sanders. Recorded in Atlanta and Los Angeles, India.Aries fifth studio album features additional production from singer/songwriter David Ryan Harris and songwriter Michael Ruff. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth. 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After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. The film is based on the worldwide bestselling book series by author Cassandra Clare.The Worlds EndGenre: Comedy Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike Director: Edgar Wright Rated: R The tale of The Worlds End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town of Newton Haven, five boys in the prime of their teenage youth celebrate the end of school by attempting an epic pub crawl together. Despite their enthusiasm and the downing of a slew of pints of beer, they fall short of seeing their quest through, to the last pub on their list, The Worlds End. Twenty-odd years later, the five musketeers have each left their hometown and are now husbands, fathers, men with careers with the flashing-red-light exception of their voluble onetime ringleader, Gary King (Simon Pegg), who is now a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens. The irrepressible Gary, keenly aware of his estrangement from his onetime closest friend Andy (Nick Frost), becomes hell-bent on trying The Golden Mile drinking marathon again. He convinces Andy, Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) to stage an encore, and one Friday afternoon they are all reunited. Gary is in his element: the mandate is one night, five guys, twelve pubs imbibing at least one pint apiece at each establishment. Arriving in Newton Haven, they re-encounter Olivers sister Sam (Rosamund Pike), for whom Gary and Steven each still carry a torch. As the gang attempts along the way to reconcile their past and present, an increasingly insane and dangerous series of encounters with old haunts and acquaintances makes them realize that the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankinds. Reaching The Worlds End is the least of their worries.Youre NextGenre: Horror Cast: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Larry Fessenden, Lane Hughes, L.C. Holt, Simon Barrett and Calvin Reeder Director: Adam Wingard Rated: R One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, Youre Next reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, axwielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped ... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Devils PassGenre: Thriller Cast: Holly Gross, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Ryan Hawley, Gemma Atkinson and Richard Reid Director: Renny Harlin Not rated Fact: In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Russia. Fact: Two weeks later, all nine were found dead. Fact: What happened to them is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Rumors have attributed their deaths to everything from alien encounters and government conspiracies to supernatural causes. To date, no one has been able to adequately explain what drove nine experienced hikers from their tents so frantically that they ripped through the material from the inside; or how their bodies came to be exposed to such dangerous amounts of radiation that it was still detected weeks later. Present Day: Five ambitious American college students are issued a grant to return to the site of the original events in the belief that they can uncover and document the truth of what happened at Dyatlovs Pass. But what they find is more shocking than anything they could have imagined.Drinking BuddiesGenre: Comedy Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston Director: Joe Swanberg Rated: R Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). And Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend. The Frozen GroundGenre: Drama and thriller Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens and 50 Cent Director: Scott Walker Rated: R The Frozen Ground is based on the incredible true story that follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to pile up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Risking his life, Halcombe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer before the next body surfaces. When a 17-year-old escapee (Vanessa Hudgens) reveals key information about the case, Halcombe is finally on the trail of the killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim?The GrandmasterGenre: Action Cast: Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung, Hye-kyo Song, Chen Chang, Yuen Woo-ping, Shun Lau and Siu-Lung Leung Director: Wong Kar Wai Rated: PG-13 Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of Chinas last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that also was the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snowswept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.Una NocheGenre: Drama Cast: Dariel Arrechaga, Anailn de la Ra de la Torre, Javier Nez Florin, Mara Adelaida and Mndez Bonet Director: Lucy Mulloy Not rated Trapped in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. Elios commitment is tested when he is torn between helping Raul escape and protecting his twin sister, Lila. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havanas restless youth in the crumbling sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tension, that burns to a shocking climax.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Above, Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Clary (Lilly Collins) gaze through a bookcase in Screen Gems fantasy-action The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Below, From left, Nick Frost stars as Andy, Eddie Marsan as Peter, Simon Pegg as Gary, Paddy Considine as Steven and Martin Freeman as Oliver in Edgar Wrights new comedy The Worlds End, a Focus Features release.