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Largo football coach steps downRick Rodriguez, Pinellas winningest coach, to help choose a replacement By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The football players at Largo High found out Dec. 19 that theirs would be the last team Rick Rodriguez would coach. They were the first people to know, Rodriguez said, explaining that he called the teenagers in during lunch. It was a very emotional meeting for me, and also some of the kids. It was hard. The Packers won their ninth district title in a row this year, tied for the record with Plant High School in Tampa. They also lengthened their winning streak in district play to 43 games. Rodriguez, who will be 61 next month, has the best career winning percentage in Pinellas County: 123-40. Since joining the Largo High staff in 2000, hes never had a losing season. He was the fastest coach in the country to lead his team to 100 wins, pulling off the feat in 12 seasons. But all good things come to an end. Its time to step down Ive done what I could there, Rodriguez said. Its time to let a young coach take over. Rodriguez will remain on staff at Largo, teaching physical education, weight training and health. Hell be part of the team to search for his replacement as head coach. Everythings set. Weve got a good team coming back for next year, and well find a good replacement, he said. Rodriguez said hes been contemplating the move for a while, and wanted to finish with a great season. We had a lot of talented athletes (this year). But then we got a couple of kids that got suspended that hurt our goals, he said. Still, the Packers made it to the first round of state playoffs. They lost in a close 56ers bring holiday cheer to PinecrestThe Christmas season is a special time for the Tampa Bay 56ers. The group of about 60 members, who share the common interest of collecting and displaying Department 56 villages, buildings and accessories, meet throughout the year. But their activities culminate in December. ... Page 3A.LARGO Nursing students deliver bearsNew moms still exhausted from childbirth had another reason to smile as USF College of Nursing students and alums handed out special teddy bears as part of the B.E.A.R.S. program. ... Page 14A.HEALTH POLICE BEATPolice arrest two men for meth Largo police officers arrested two Largo men Dec. 17, after reportedly finding a large amount of methamphetamine, cash and crack pipes when they encountered them at a motel. ... Page 6A.COUNTYDont trash the holidaysPinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. ... Page 5A.Pinellas unemployment was 6 percent Novembers rate reects continual decline ... Page 8A. Spend an evening with five-time Grammy winner, bass guitarist Jan. 3 ... 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Exp. 1/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Photo by TOM GERMONDLargo High head football coach Rick Rodriguez talks with his team at the start of the 2012 season. He has the best career winning percentage in Pinellas County: 123-40 See COACH, page 4A Promoting a new programWatering restrictions start Dec. 26 By SUZETTE PORTERBeginning Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents must go back to a once-a-week watering schedule. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board declared a Phase II Water Shortage Dec. 17. Due to reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the board voted to implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Hours when watering is allowed also is reduced. Restrictions for lawn watering will be in effect throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties through at least March 1, 2014. We are asking residents to be prudent with their water use, especially outdoor irrigation, at this time, Swiftmud Chairman Carlos Beruff said. During the winter months you can often skip a week or more, as most lawns and landscape plants do not need as much water. Pinellas County Utilities customers using potable, well, lake or pond water may irrigate one day a week (Monday to Friday) before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. according to the following schedule: Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may only water on Mondays Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may only water on Tuesdays Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may only water on Wednesdays Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may only water on Thursdays Im so proud, said Jilienes father Don Bronto. Im telling all my office mates and my co-workers. They always take pictures while driving down Ulmerton. Jilienes parents, Don and Geraldine Bronto of Clearwater, brother Joshua and several family friends came to watch the billboard signing. Don Bronto said Joshua was the real recycling advocate of the family. He then influenced my daughter, he said. The billboard with Tiffanys drawing is on Starkey Road, south of East Bay Drive, but much higher than city officials Popularity of craft beer may lead to code change Contest winners take a ride high above Largo By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Ten-year-old contest winners Jiliene Bronto and Tiffany Zhou were hoisted high into the air Dec. 18 to sign a billboard promoting Largos new recycling program. I could see my school, said Jiliene, who attends Pinellas Preparatory Academy, not far from where the billboard rose above the Laredo Car Wash, at 8040 Ulmerton Road. Neither girl was afraid of heights, both bravely waving to their friends and family as the Largo Fire Rescue engine ladder slowly lifted them into the air. They signed the billboard featuring Jilienes colored-pencil drawing, depicting the Earth and the recycling logo, surrounded by recyclables and seven people representing the seven continents. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESFrom left, Largo Fire Lt. Lance Michael and recycling coordinator Marissa Segunda wave with contest winners Jiliene Bronto and Tiffany Zhou as they rise into the air. Photo by WAYNE WILLIAMSTiffany Zhou waves from the bucket of the Largo Fire Rescue truck as she and Jiliene Bronto sign the billboard featuring Jilienes winning contest Dec. 18. Tiffanys drawing is on a billboard at Starkey Road. See RECYCLING, page 4A See WATER, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER No one commented during the first public hearing Dec. 10 on a proposal to amend county code to allow dispensing of alcoholic beverages in an M-1 zoning district. A second public hearing is scheduled on Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m., in the Fifth Floor Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St. According to a staff report, the county has received many inquiries about the manufacturing and dispensing of alcoholic beverages from the craft beer industry. A report from the Local Planning Agency, which voted 4-0, Nov. 14, in favor of an amendment, said the countys current zoning code does not adequately address the range of activities that can be associated with local breweries/manufacturers. Examples include breweries with tasting rooms and operations that would like to sell and dispense their product for onsite and offsite consumption as permitted by state law. These activities can be important marketing elements for a manufacturing/distribution operation, the LPA said. Currently, county code only allows dispensing of alcoholic beverages within zoning districts C-1 (neighborhood commercial district), C-2 (general retail commercial and limited services district), C-3 (commercial, wholesale, warehousing and limited services district), CP (commercial parkway district) and IPD (industrial, planned development district), but not M-1 (light manufacturing and industry district). However, code does allow manufacturers in M-1 zones to sell their products on a retail basis as long as the retail use is an accessory to the primary use and does not exceed 25 percent of the building area. The LPA and the countys Planning and Development Services staff recommend amending the code to allow retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages in the M-1 zoning district. A report from the LPA states that allowing dispensing for on-premises and off-premises consumption could enhance market potential and offer community vitality and contribute to the local economy. Standards within the See CRAFT BEER, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . . . .4A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-7A Entertainment . . . . . . . .1-4B Health . . . . . . . . . .14-15A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . . .3A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .10A Pet connection . . . . . . . .11A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .6A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .16A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Starting Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents can water their lawns and landscape plants only once a week according to a set schedule based on address.VIEWPOINTSDebra SaundersDrug offenders sentence was excessive, columnist says. ... Page 15A.

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Scott will show you how you may be able to: Finally, Answers To Your Medicaid and Nursing Home Questions! Seminole Library Monday January 6, 2014 at 2 pm 9200 113th Street North, Seminole (St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus) Palm Harbor Library Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 2 pm 2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor (One block West of 19 North) New Port Richey Main Library Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 2 pm 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey Located near City Hall Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Thursday January 9, 2014 at 2 pm 1701 68th Street North, St. Petersburg (Near Tyrone Mall behind Chilis) Largo Library Friday January 10, 2014 at 2 pm 120 Central Park Drive, Largo Jenkins Room (Just across from The Largo Cultural Arts Center) South Shore Regional Library Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 2 pm 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, Florida. (Off 19th Ave. N.E.) (813-273-3652) Collectors help bring holiday cheer to Pinecrest residents By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The Christmas season is a special time for the Tampa Bay 56ers. The group of about 60 members, who share the common interest of collecting and displaying Department 56 villages, buildings and accessories, meet throughout the year. But their activities culminate in December. Most people that are in this club are very excited when Christmastime comes, because theyre all Christmastype people, Denis Gillen said. They see someone else having a good time and it makes them feel good too. For the last four years, seven of the Pinellas Countybased members take on the task of setting up a display off the main lobby of Pinecrest Place, an independent living, assisted living and memory care facility in Largo. This is our charity work for the community to come to communities like this and give back something to the people who cant get out, Gillen said. We get nothing but positive feedback from all the people who come in here. The village is part of the festive atmosphere of Pinecrests main lobby, which also is filled with Christmas trees. It speaks to the tradition of many of the residents. It seems like the age of most of these people, they grew up with villages under their trees and trains, said Marcia Pagnotta. When we start to put it up, theyre very excited to have their childhood brought back to the surface again. The Tampa Bay 56ers was first charted on Sept. 11, 1993. When the club began coming up with ways to give back several years ago, they played Santa Claus for a family of children whose parents were in jail and who were being cared for by their grandmother. Another year, they collected donations for Toys for Tots, giving $1,500 of bicycles one year and $1,000 the next. That was before the club recognized that giving back could involve what they already did best: setting up villages throughout Tampa Bay. We decided we could put our efforts into this and reach more people and make more people happy. So thats what our object has been, explained Conrad Karause. Aside from the village at Pinecrest, the group sets up a village in Hillsborough, one in Sarasota and another in Pasco. They have a children-friendly North Pole village at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg, and one at the Safety Harbor library. For each village, theres a different group that does it, explained Joyce Gillen. They put their own spin on it, her husband, Denis, added. In former years, the group of retirees have set up the villages at Pinecrest using pieces from the Dickens Village series and the Original Snow Village. This is the first year theyve used the Christmas in the City series. Its a more complicated setup, they explained. When you do Christmas in the City, you got to do sidewalks, you got to do street lamps, Denis Gillen explained. We had to think this one out. It took about four days to finish the project this year. Many residents of Pinecrest take special interest in the display and come to watch the progress each day. Toward the end of the project, Joyce Gillen set up her sewing machine on the floor to finish the skirt around the table. One of the residents came in and sat down on the floor to help her. She was really nice, Joyce Gillen said. They enjoy it. The display features some iconic and expensive pieces: The Times Tower, complete with the Times Square Ball, the Empire State Building and, newly released this year: the Chrysler Building, priced at $250. Weve got some money invested in these things, Karause said. The 56ers biggest expense isnt the pieces themselves, however, but the cost of storing the ones they own as a club. The club rents storage to house the shelves of buildings and accessories as well as the miniature trees, tables and plexiglass at the cost of $1,700 to $1,800 annually. Its starting to create a drain on finances, Denis Gillen said. Its a concern with us of how were going to pay for storage. The club used to raise money by helping out at Raymond James Stadium, but no longer has that opportunity. Theyve been paying storage fees from those dwindling funds. The club has had requests for more villages, but can only do so many, Denis Gillen said. Were trying to do as much as we can, but it also depends on how many members we have and how many resources we have, he explained. The club often accepts donations of buildings and accessories from the community, sometimes when people move or downsize or pass away and their surviving relatives dont know what to do with the buildings. If you donate to us, we will be sharing it with other people, Denis Gillen said. They just arent going to be forgotten. Theyre gonna still continue to bring happiness to somebody. To view the Christmas in the City display, visit Pinecrest Place at 1150 Eighth Ave. SW., in Largo. Call 581-8142. Above, Tampa Bay 56ers, from left, Marcia Pagnotta, Conrad Karuse, Joyce and Denis Gillen, Sharon Eischen and George Pagnotta, stand beside this years holiday display at Pinecrest Place Dec. 19. Not pictured of the group that helped set up the display is Nadine Carey. At left, George Pagnotta points out some of the detail of the display. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESThe retired Department 56 piece The Times Tower, featuring the Times Square Ball, is one of 38 buildings in the display at Pinecrest Place in Largo. The display is designed to represent the oldtime streets of New York City.

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4A Community Leader, December 26, 2013Tips for Target customersExperts give advice on protecting financial information By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity in light of the latest security breach at Target stores nationwide. Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 should be especially cautious, Bondi said in a press release. Target confirmed the security breach in a statement released Dec. 19. We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it, according to a statement posted at Target.com. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the cards expiration date and CVV. Target said it was working with a leading thirdparty forensics firm to investigate the incident and examine additional measures to help prevent incidents in the future. Target informed the public that it had alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after the unauthorized access was confirmed. We are putting our full resources behind these efforts, Target said in its statement. Target recommends that consumers closely review account statements and take advantage of free credit reports. Consumers who discover any suspicious or unusual activity on their accounts or suspect fraud should report it immediately to their financial institutions. Better Business Bureau also offered some advice for Target customers. First of all, if you used a credit card at Target in the past few weeks, dont panic, said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. You are not liable for any fraudulent charges on your account, and there are some simple things you can do to make sure your card was not used fraudulently. Target has already issued a warning for consumers and is working with banks and credit card issuers to alert them to which numbers were stolen, Hurt added. You can expect to hear from your bank if your card information is identified as having been compromised, and you can always call the customer service number on your card if you have a question. Bondi and BBB offer the following tips to help keep financial information safe. Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transactions. If such transactions are found, contact your financial institution immediately. Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference them with your credit and banking statements. To place a fraud alert or check a credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, 1-800525-6285; Experian, 1-888-397-3742; or Transunion, 1-800-680-7289. If you suspect you are the victim of identity theft, call your local law enforcement agency. For more information about identity theft, visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). Target customers with concerns about the security breach can call 866-852-8680.Customers who used a non-Target credit or debit card at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 with questions or concerns should contact the issuing bank by calling the number on the back of the card. game against Tampas Jefferson High School 25-17. All in all, it was a great season, Rodriguez said. We had some great games. In fact, Rodriguez said one of the top victories of his coaching career happened this season against Venice Oct. 18. The Packers were down 21-7 with four minutes left in the game. After a defensive stop, quarterback Donavan Hale made some big plays with some key passes that resulted in a touchdown. Though the Packers started their final drive in the middle of the field, they made no progress on the first three downs. But then Reggie Campbell caught a long pass on fourth down and scored six. As they lined up to kick the extra point, Venice drew an offsides penalty that moved the line of scrimmage closer to the goal line. So I decided to go for two, Rodriguez said. We had a shot. With no more time on the clock, the Packers scored to secure the 22-21 victory. The win was characteristic of his hard-working team, Rodriguez said. Most high school players, down by two touchdowns so late in the last quarter, would give up. Largo kids always fought to the last second, Rodriguez said. We won quite a few games with that, at the last second. Rodriguez, who has coached high school football for 37 years, said he was grateful that he got a chance to be head coach at Largo. I appreciate the administrators who have been tremendous. (Former principal) Barbara Thornton, (athletic directors) Glenn Koutney and Eric Allen took a chance on me and I am so grateful, he stated. Rodriguez was an assistant coach in Ripley, Tenn., for seven years and at Clearwater High for 16 years. He applied for head coach and was turned at several Pinellas schools before Largo gave him a chance. The type of kids you get at Largo are hard-working kids. They love the game of football, Rodriguez said. I knew it was going to be a special place for me. A solid work ethic makes for a good football team, he said. Rodriguez helped instill that in his players though his own example. The job of head coach is a full-time commitment, even during the off-season workouts, he said. I havent taken a vacation in 37 years. I made the kids go to work, and I was there with them in the summertime, Rodriguez explained. If you want to be head coach, youve got to be committed. You cant be a part-timer. If you become a part-timer, the players become part timers. And then theres no chemistry there. Youre done. Twice in Rodriguezs career, Largo was one game away from the state finals, in 2007 and 2008. Those years, Packers had 13-1 and 122 seasons, respectively. Three of Rodriguezs players at Largo played in the NFL: Dexter McCluster, a 2006 graduate currently playing for the Kansas City Chiefs; Leonard Johnson, a 2008 graduate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback, and Marcus Paschal, who first signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007. Twenty-two of his players went on to play football at Division I colleges or universities, and 16 have played at Division II or III. Looking back, Im most proud of helping players get to college, Rodriguez stated. Seeing kids graduate with a college degree thats my biggest accomplishment. Rodriguez earned his own bachelors degree in education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He was named the Pinellas County Coach of the Year in 2005. In 2001, he was one of two coaches to represent Florida at the National Football League Summit. Even shortly after the announcement, Rodriguez said he had a lot of acknowledgments and thanks from his players and the community through emails and Twitter. Not only is he an outstanding coach, but he has also served as a role model for young men during his tenure, stated Largo High School principal Brad Finkbiner. I am sure those who have played for him have learned valuable life lessons they can pass on to young people they encounter. Rodriguez wanted to thank the Largo community for their support. Mainly, the players and the parents and families. They sacrifice to play the greatest game in the world: football, he said. The lessons high school players learn in football last a lifetime, he said. Rodriguez and his coaches always taught good character, discipline and team commitment, to help them become better men and good citizens, he said. We really stress that as a team: if you work together as a unit, good things happen to them, he said. And we had a lot of good things happen to us. The school will be searching for a new head coach in early 2014, in time to take over before spring practices. Email Rodriguez at rodriguezr@pcsb.org. felt comfortable taking the girls. Tiffany, who attends Ridgecrest Elementary School, said her drawing was similar to Jilienes. It was fun drawing it and thinking of it, she said. Neither girl said they had expected to win. The Bronto family submitted Jilienes drawing on the deadline day of the contest. Tiffany, the daughter of Shaw Zhou and Wenying Zhao of St. Petersburg, said she was very excited to learn she had won. I was jumping around in excitement, Tiffany said Almost 200 children, grades kindergarten through fifth grade entered the city of Largos mixed recycling billboard contest. The billboards advertise Largos new curbside recycling program, which will collect 11 more types of recyclables than before in wheeled carts similar to residents current trash carts. Tiffany and Jiliene are both in fourth grade and both play piano. Jiliene plays tennis and loves to sing. Tiffany takes table tennis lessons and said she often draws people and nature. She admitted that she hadnt practiced her signature, as she peered up at the tall billboard and watched the firefighters prepare the ladder for her ascent. You think that signature is going to be famous one day? asked Tiffanys godfather, John Scott. Tiffany looked contemplative. Maybe some day, she said.Expanded recycling to start soonBeginning in January, the city will start delivering blue recycling carts with lids that can be rolled to the curb for pick up on residents recycle day. We wanted to give people enough time to fill them up, said the citys recycling manager Marissa Segunda. Starting in February, the city will collect colored glass, plastics Nos. 1 through 7, paper cartons and metal food cans. Residents have often been confused by what they can and cant recycle, Solid Waste Manager Michael Gordon stated in a press release. Thanks to the technology of new sorting facilities in the area, we are finally able to recycle so much more. Residents do not need to sort the recyclables in the new program. Everything can be tossed in the cart. The first collection of mixed recyclables is scheduled Feb. 3. For more information about the program, including a full list of acceptable materials, visit LargoRecyclesMore.com. Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may only water on Fridays Rights-of-way, common areas and other no address locations may only water on Fridays The water shortage declaration also places the restrictions for the following: Watering of new lawns and plants must follow an establishment period exemption schedule Sprinkler-like devices used on a lawn for recreational purposes shall be limited to the lawn and landscape restrictions Recreational devices such as wading pools, water slides, etc. shall discharge or empty onto a lawn or landscape area that requires irrigation Homeowners associations and other entities must suspend any requirement to replace lawns or engage in other activity that increases water use Residents who water by hand or use micro-irrigation can still water any day within the allowed hours. Swiftmud said that the tighter watering restrictions take into account that the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir is currently under renovation, meaning that water from the Alafia River was not able to be stored during the summer rainy season for use during the subsequent dry season. The C.W. Bill Young Reservoir is a major water supply source for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Pinellas County officials say if conditions do not improve, more aggressive conservation action may become necessary, including stringent enforcement, such as issuing citations or fines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Control Center predicts that precipitation will be below normal in much of Tampa Bay including Pinellas County through at least the end of March with a chance of a more normal rain pattern beginning in April or May. Swiftmud can change water restrictions at any time and with little notice. Utilities customers are responsible for staying up to date on restrictions and watering schedules. Violations may result in a $193 fine. Pinellas County Utilities can sign up to receive email notifications to subscribed customers when schedules change as a courtesy. Dont miss these important notifications. Customers are encouraged to go to www.pinellascounty.org/utilities and click on the Utilities My eAccount button to add or update their email address. For more information, contact Customer Service at 464-4000. County residents who are not customers of Pinellas County Utilities should check with their water provider for watering schedules and other information. code address noise and traffic concerns and should not be a problem, the LPA said. County staff and the LPA agree that the amendment is consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and its goals and policies, including the Planning to Stay Element, Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element and the Economic Element. The Planning to Stay Element seeks to improve the countys appeal as a place to live and work and targets improving the quality of the urban and natural environment, while protecting community character, supporting economic development and enhancing the lives of all segments of the countys population. Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element targets improving the quality of life by creating diverse and walkable destinations with choices in housing, services, workplaces and travel modes. The Economic Element focuses on achieving a business climate that promotes and supports local business retention, expansion and diversity. CRAFT BEER, from page 1A WATER, from page 1A RECYCLING, from page 1A Photo by WAYNE WILLIAMSContest winners Tiffany Zhou, left, and Jiliene Bronto pose with the crayons they used to the sign the billboard, pictured behind them, which features Jilienes design and promotes Largos expanded recycling program. The girls used real markers to leave signatures on the sign, which can be seen from Ulmerton Road. COACH, from page 1AHoliday parade Largo Lions set January meetingsLARGO The Largo Lions Club will begin meeting in a new location in the new year. The club will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 6:30 p.m., at BeefOBradys, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club usually meets on first and third Wednesdays, but had to change its January meeting times due to New Years Day. For information, visit www.largolionsclub.orgSenior Solos meet in the new yearLARGO Senior Solos invite all singles age 55 and older to ring in the New Year with lunch and conversation Jan. 1, 1 p.m., at Golden Corral, 10050 Ulmerton, Largo. The group will have its first meeting of the year Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Bring a dish to share and $2 or $5 to this potluck lunch. After a vote on new officers, a representative from Hospice will speak with humor on serious issues. For information, email Lois Jolley at Loisjolley@aol.com or call 544-8947. Above, the Pinellas Park High School marching band entertains onlookers at the Pinellas Park Holiday Parade on Dec. 14. At left, Santa Claus came to town on the back of a Pinellas Park fire truck. Below, Pinellas Park T-Birds football cheerleaders call out to the crowd while riding in the parade. At right, Florida English Bulldog Rescue brought some bulldogs in need of a home.Photos by JIM LAYFIELD

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Tampa Bays Premiere barber shop. 727-588-7755 Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve8am-3pm News brieyCounty tackles flood insurance CLEARWATER Pinellas County is creating a coalition of community leaders to work on issues surrounding changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program. In a letter from County Commission chairman Ken Welch, written on behalf of the Pinellas County Commission, he states that the group effort is to develop a cooperative, broad-based and data driven approach to dealing with the issues. A key part of the strategy is to enlist the active engagement of every city in Pinellas County and develop an accurate portrayal of the nature and magnitude of the impacts our communities will face, dispelling the myth that this only affects the rich living on the beach, said Welch. It is a much different and pervasive problem. Changes made to the program is expected to affect more families and businesses in Pinellas County than in any other community in the nation and the effects of rising insurance rates are being felt in the local real estate market. Wendy Nero, Pinellas Countys manager of intergovernmental relations, will be leading the effort for Pinellas County in coordination with Pam Dubov, Pinellas County property appraiser. The plan is set to begin in January.PSTA rolls out eight new SmartBusesST. PETERSBURG Elected officials, PSTA board members and agency staff gathered outside the PSTA Administrative Headquarters Dec. 18 for a virtual ribbon cutting to mark the roll out of eight brand-new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses, some of which are being used in a new Wi-Fi test program. Were not only celebrating the addition of new buses to our growing fleet of hybrids, but were also celebrating a new test program for providing free WiFi service for our passengers, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. We have outfitted 10 vehicles with Wi-Fi systems and so far the project is going very well. The pilot Wi-Fi vehicles are running along six different routes and officials say that if the initial successes continue, they could have the entire fleet outfitted with free Wi-Fi access within the next six months. Miller said the Wi-Fi service is just one of many improvements planned for the transit system to help give the community a better, more productive and more enjoyable riding experience. To demonstrate the Wi-Fi system, officials downloaded a video of a ribbon being cut and played it on a big-screen TV in lieu of cutting an actual ribbon. With the addition of the eight new hybrids, PSTA now has 40 of the fuel efficient buses out of a fleet total of 188 full sized vehicles. Additionally, eight more hybrids are on order and scheduled for delivery in late 2014. The diesel-electric vehicles average a 56 percent increase in fuel economy over standard diesel models and the new buses will be replacing older nonhybrid vehicles that have reached the end of their 12-year life span.Dont trash the holidays: Reduce, reuse and recycleCLEARWATER The holidays are a season for giving but we often end up giving too much to the landfill. Holiday gift wrap, cardboard and party goods add up to truckloads of extra garbage. Pinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. Green holiday tips: Give an eco-friendly present such as a gift card, zoo pass, event ticket or fishing license instead of items that will ultimately be thrown away. Give the gift of time, such as a lunch invitation or a picnic at the beach. Bring a reusable bag, or skip the bag, when you shop for the holidays. Look for recycled content when buying items such as greeting cards. Consider buying items with less packaging. Make room for new items by collecting clothes, toys or household items to donate to charity. Buy rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable, for electronic holiday gifts. Reuse holiday wrappings such as gift bags, ribbons and bows. Reuse packing materials such as boxes or plastic peanuts. Set up a recycling bin for cans and bottles at holiday parties. Entertain with reusable dishes, silverware and cloth napkins instead of disposable items. Replace incandescent Christmas lights with energy-efficient LED lights. Recycle cardboard and holiday papers (used gift wrap, tissue paper or greeting cards) with mixed paper at curbside or drop-off. For a list of local recycling programs, visit www.pinel lascounty.org/recycle. Find a new home for usable items that have been replaced by visiting our A to Z Guide at www.pinellascounty.org /utilities/getridofit. Recycle your Christmas tree. Most cities in Pinellas County collect trees for recycling either at curbside or drop-off sites. For information about Christmas tree recycling in Pinellas County visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/getridofit/xmas_tr ee_recycling.pdf. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSHoliday trash adds truckloads of extra garbage to the landfill. Riders climb aboard a dieselelectric hybrid SmartBus.Photo courtesy of PSTA Tampa Bay Newspapers print publications are online at www.TBNweekly.com. Look for the Visit TBNs FREE e-Edition today link on the top right-hand page or go directly to e-edition.TBNweekly.com. We dont publish every article or photo on our regular webpages. However, you can see everything in the weekly publications plus the advertisements in the e-Edition version. You also can send stories to friends via email or download a PDF of a single page or the entire newspaper to share.

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The stores are busy with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, feeling the pressure as they count down how many shopping days are left! Many are feeling another kind of pressure, that being how to purchase these gifts on a strict budget. There is a precious gift like no other that is free of monetary cost and that is the Gift of Time. Most of us remember as children that it seemed days went on forever. We had so much time to play, go to school, then play some more. You may remember hearing your parents say time flies by so quickly and there are not enough hours in the day! As a child, I could not understand this at all. Now as an adult it clearly hits home that time is truly a gift and if we can share some of our time with a senior that lives alone, the heart of that person is rewarded as well as ours. Seniors who have lost spouses or beloved friends may experience increased loneliness during the holidays. Others may become mildly depressed for the same reasons, which can lead to isolation. Offer to take them to holiday events. Have fun baking holiday goodies together. Addressing Christmas and Hanukah cards and chatting over a cup of coffee can lift everyones spirits. The holiday season is the perfect time to consider hiring a temporary caregiver to help with all elements of holiday preparations. Comfort Keepers offer seniors assistance in areas of light housekeeping (including putting up decorations), meal preparation, accompanying seniors to social functions or taking them shopping. As caregivers who specialize in understanding and working with seniors, Comfort Keepers can provide help and company to help your loved one have a happy holiday season. 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Late the night of Dec. 17, Officers Kreig Lake and Steel Nardozzi made contact with Nevel after he entered the Suburban Extended Stay motel at 6500 Ulmerton Road and immediately returned to his vehicle. Officers found multiple crack pipes and other paraphernalia in the vehicle. While they investigated, the registered owner of the vehicle, Hiskey, pulled into the motel. He allowed officers to search him. They found large baggies of methamphetamine, $3,000 in fifty-dollar bills and a pipe, which he admitted to using for meth. Through the encounter, the department seized the two vehicles and $2,964, which the subjects admitted to using in the sale of the meth. Hiskey and Nevel were booked into the Pinellas County Jail.Largo man arrested for child molestationLARGO Detectives assigned to Pinellas County Sheriffs Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Largo man Tuesday, Dec. 17, for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 6-year-old female. Detectives began to investigate Adam Bollenback, 28, after it was reported that he inappropriately touched the 6-year-old victim as she was sitting on his lap while he sexually gratified himself, the sheriffs report said. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 15, at a private residence in Largo. Bollenback was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of battery of a child by throw/expel certain fluids and one count of resisting an officer without violence (obstruction).Woman reportedly stabs mans handLARGO A Largo woman was arrested for a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Dec. 16. Largo police responded to a domestic disturbance that afternoon. A woman chased the male victim through the home, according to reports. She stabbed at him, embedding a knife into the wooden bedroom door and eventually stabbed his hand multiple times. The mans injuries were not life threatening. Marianela Riveramanqual, 32, of Largo was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, according to records. Man arrested for 33 grams of marijuanaLARGO A Seminole man was arrested after traffic stop in which a Largo police officer found enough marijuana in his vehicle to charge him with a felony. Officers Matthew Williams stopped Danyle Christopher Kuhlmeyer, 24, near the intersection of Walsingham Road and 131st Street Dec. 16. Williams found 33 grams of marijuana. Kuhlmeyer admitted to selling marijuana from time to time, according the police, allowing special operations detectives to claim $875 in cash found with Kuhlmeyer and reportedly used in drug sales. Kuhlmeyer was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, facing charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Detectives investigate West Lealman fireLEALMAN Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating a residential fire in west Lealman. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 17, emergency personnel responded to the home of Edel Fernandez, 44, at 7140 50th Ave. N. Lealman Fire Rescue extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in the attic of the residence. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire does not appear suspicious in nature at this time. The investigation continues.AWOL inmate returned to jailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested an inmate about noon Dec. 18 after he walked away from a work crew detail on Tuesday, Dec. 17. According to a report from the sheriffs office Johnathan Ray Jones, 29, of St. Petersburg was assigned to an inmate work crew conducting a clean-up detail at the baseball field at 4145 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg (behind the VFW), when he walked away from the work detail that was being supervised by jail staff. The next day, deputies received a tip that led them to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Jones was a passenger on 58th Street just north of 54th Avenue in Kenneth City. Jones was arrested on a warrant for escape and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Jones was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on drug related charges Dec. 3, 2013 and was in the process of serving a 364-day sentence. Records show he is a nonviolent offender and had no prior history of discipline at the jail. His arrest record shows multiple drug related charges dating back to 2003.Burglary suspect swallows evidenceCLEARWATER A Clearwater man was charged with one count of burglary and one count of tampering of physical evidence after a scan at the Pinellas County Jail detected necklaces near his stomach. Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, was arrested Dec. 11 in connection with the Dec. 10 burglary of a private residence in Safety Harbor. Various items were taken including the victims vehicle. Clearwater police made the arrest after learning that the vehicle Ramos was driving had been stolen. According to Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, during the booking process, Ramos was asked to step on to the SecurPass Scanner. During the scan, the X-ray photo revealed a large dark mass near the suspects stomach area. Upon further investigation, the object was identified as necklaces that Ramos had swallowed prior to entering the jail. Ramos was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to remove the two necklaces from his stomach. Once the necklaces were removed, detectives took them to the victim who positively identified them as her own. Jason Ian Nevel Joseph Robert Hiskey Danyle Kuhlmeyer Marianela Riveramanqual Joseph Bravo Ramos Photo courtesy of PCSOA dark mass visible near the stomach is two necklaces from a Dec. 10 burglary in Safety Harbor. They were revealed when Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, passed through The RAD PRO SecurPass Whole Body XRay Scanner at the Pinellas County Jail. The system can detect metals, pills, plastics, drugs and other unusually shaped items that may be concealed. Johnathan Ray JonesPolice place man into protective custodyPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance Dec. 16 at a residence on 66th Street North in Pinellas Park that led to a man being taken into protective custody. While en route to the home, reports were received that Terry Chestnut, 37, was armed with a handgun and may have shot himself inside of his vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle empty and Chestnut nowhere in sight. Fearing that Chestnut was armed and unstable more resources were called in and area schools were placed on lockdown. Pinellas Park Police Department deployed a K-9 team to find Chestnut. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was asked to assist with aviation support. At 2:17 p.m., the K-9 team as well as other officers located Chestnut. Chestnut was still believed to be armed and was challenged to show his hands. Chestnut refused to follow the lawful commands of the officers and a Taser was deployed to take Chestnut into custody. Chestnut did not resist officers after the Taser was deployed, according to the police report. Chestnut was taken into protective custody for involuntary mental health evaluation. Charges of resisting arrest without violence and violation of a domestic violence injunction will be routed to the states attorney office. Area schools were notified that the subject was in custody. No injuries were reported.Man arrested after brandishing knifePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to the Walmart store at 8001 U.S. 19 N. Dec. 18 in reference to a theft in progress. According to the police report, the officers were responding to a report that a man suspected of theft had brandished a knife and threatened the staff while he was attempting to flee from them. Officers observed the fleeing subject and ordered him to stop. The subject continued to flee while officers gave chase. The subject fled into the wooded area in the 8800 block of U.S. 19, traveling west. A Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit was called to assist in the See POLICE, page 7A

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The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was contacted and provided aerial support. The suspect was located by a Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit and Scott Allan Lyelee, 30, of St. Petersburg was taken into custody without further incident. Lyelee was charged with aggravated assault, felony petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Lyelee was transported to Pinellas County Jail. Lyelee was released from Marion Correctional Institution Dec. 10, 2012, where he served less than two years for grand theft.Indian Rocks Road roundabout sparks debate By BRIAN GOFFBELLEAIR It promised to be a very quick Belleair Commission meeting on Dec. 17. There was just a handful of housekeeping items to be dealt with, nothing contentious. That is until the first resident stood up to speak and it became clear the proposed roundabout at Ponce De Leon Boulevard and Indian Rocks Road was the issue. I am absolutely appalled, said resident Bette Crown. How in the world did this happen? No one knew about it. I called all the commissioners and I was told surveys showed there was too much traffic on Indian Rocks Road. Crown said she had a petition signed by 20 people and was prepared to fight to stop the roundabout. This petition is signed by people who are emotionally involved in this issue, she said. We are due a public meeting to show us why this is justified. Indian Rocks Road does need some way for children to get across, but Im convinced people will find other ways through Belleair to avoid the roundabout. She said she trusted the commissioners to do the right thing. We elected you, she said. But right now I feel like Im dancing after the music has stopped. Mayor Gary Katica pointed out that in recent months there have been four public meetings on the issue and all of them were publicized by notices in the newspapers and on the towns website. Police Chief Tom Edwards said the intersection in question is fed by five different roadways and is dangerous. He pointed out two accidents in the last couple of months and said there will likely be more. Im surprised there havent been more accidents at that intersection, he said. Katica pointed out that 75 percent of the traffic on Indian Rocks Road came from outside Belleair. I dont believe you, Crown said. Katica replied that the numbers came from various traffic studies done over the years. That didnt deter other residents who were lined up to address the issue. Resident Michael Andriola said he wasnt aware of the project at all. There are 20 people in this room who didnt know either, he said. Im worried about the size of the roundabout, how it will affect property values and what impact it will have on pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Andriola said he was concerned once the roundabout was installed would outsiders coming through town know how to use it? And he was concerned that large trucks and fire engines would not be able to negotiate the turns. Resident Mary Biolos said she had experience with roundabouts when she lived in Scotland, and they worked well. But in Belleair she said things will be different. In Scotland the vehicles were smaller and the roundabouts bigger. There wasnt as much traffic and it moved slower, she said. Just because were trying to discourage outsiders from driving through our town were punishing the residents with this roundabout. We ought to delay the project and have a vote on it. Several other residents spoke out against the roundabout, but not all. Resident Randy Ware, who lives on the corner of Ponce De Leon and Indian Rocks, spoke in favor of the project. This is not a safe intersection, he said. At night it is a bear to get across Indian Rocks Road and into my driveway. Ive seen some bad accidents on that corner. Ware added that he did not believe the roundabout would negatively affect property values. I dont understand how it will change the character of this town, he said. I am 100 percent in favor of this project, and I will be disappointed in the commission if you stop this. Resident Jeff Hauer said he disagreed that the commission didnt publicize the meeting where the roundabout was discussed. I am impressed with the way you conduct your business, he told the commissioners. It is all in the open, the issues are fully aired and there is no excuse for anybody not being informed. Commissioners recalled that the idea of the roundabout was born several months ago when some residents complained that their children could not get across Indian Rocks Road to get to the recreation center. From there traffic consultants were engaged and among the solutions were the roundabout and some new crosswalks. It was suggested the roundabout would slow traffic coming along Indian Rocks Road traffic that has long been a bone of contention among commissioners. Town Manager Micah Maxwell, in response to the idea that the project could be stopped, said it was unlikely. The issue has been discussed and the contracts have been signed, he said. Town Attorney David Ottinger agreed. It might be stopped if the contractor hasnt started work, but remember a lot of money has already gone into the project, surveys taken and so on, he said. The commissioners gave no indication that they were open to stopping the project, and the residents opposed to it did not indicate what they might do next. Construction on the roundabout is set to begin in January. Photo by BRIAN GOFFThe intersection of Indian Rocks Road and Ponce De Leon Boulevard is where a roundabout is to be constructed in Belleair. Around PinellasGovernor names circuit court judgeTALLAHASSEE Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Sherwood S. Flip Coleman to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court judgeship. Coleman, 44, of Clearwater, has practiced law since 1994. From 1994-1997, he served as an assistant state attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and from 1997-2007 he was partner with Kwall, Showers, and Barack, PA. Since 2007, Coleman has served as associate general counsel for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. Coleman received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Florida. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge W. Lowell Bray. Flip has demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the law throughout his legal career. I am proud to appoint him to the Sixth Judicial Circuit bench and I am confident he will continue to serve the citizens of Pinellas and Pasco County with enthusiasm and a commitment to the rule of law, Scott said, in a press releaseConference on World Affairs set for Feb. 13-15ST. PETERSBURG The second annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, a cooperative venture of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg together with a group of civic-minded area residents headed by U.S. Ambassador Douglas McElhaney, will be held Feb. 1315 at the University Student Center in downtown St. Petersburg. Panels of diplomats, military, media, and academic experts, will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public is cordially invited to attend the three-day conference free of charge. Hundreds of local residents and students attended each of the panels at last years conferences. Participants showed their support through their overwhelmingly positive comments on the presentations. In its second year, the conference will again welcome a large number of foreign affairs specialists for a larger conference, including more than a dozen panels, on topical international issues. Visit www.stpetersburgintheworld.com for specific times and panel topics. The objective of the conference is to make available to the people of the Tampa Bay area information and insights on foreign affairs issues that are critical to our lives and well-being. POLICE, from page 6A

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8A Business Leader, December 26, 2013 Pinellas Countys unemployment fell to 6 percent last month By SUZETTE PORTERThe not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Pinellas County was 6 percent in November, down from 7.9 percent reported in 2012, according to a report released Dec. 20 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Novembers rate was down from 6.2 percent reported in October. Pinellas Countys unemployment is lower than the states not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.2 percent and then national not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.6 percent. The countys labor force was slightly less in November, 447,103, compared to 448,908 in October, but is significantly higher than November 2012 with 443,021. According to the states report, 26,860 people were unemployed in November, down more than 1,000 from the 27,949 reported as unemployed in October. In November 2012, 34,950 Pinellas County residents were reported as unemployed. The unemployment rate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area also continues to fall. The MSA, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, had a not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.2 percent in November. The local area reported 6.4 percent unemployment in October and 8.1 percent in November 2012. The local MSA continues to top the list of 22 metro areas with over-the-year job gains. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA added 39,300 jobs, an increase of 3.3 percent. In second place, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford added 28,900 jobs, an increase of 2.7 percent, and Ft. LauderdalePompano Beach-Deerfield Beach took third place with the addition of 17,700 jobs, 2.4 percent. With a 6 percent unemployment rate, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties tied for the No. 41 ranking among the states 67 counties. Other counties in the local MSA ranked higher with Hernando County taking the No. 10 spot with 7.7 percent unemployment and Pasco County with a rate of 7 percent tied with Miami-Dade and Taylor County for the rank of No. 20. Monroe County continues to report the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.7 percent and is ranked at No. 67. Hendry County has the highest rate of 11.3 percent and ranks No. 1. Over the year, the industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation and utilities, which added 56,800 jobs, 3.7 percent. Professional and business services added 38,700 jobs; leisure and hospitality, 29,100; construction, 24,300; and private education and health services, 21,800 jobs. The only major industry reporting job losses over the year is total government. According to the states report, the loss of 5,000 jobs was a combination of federal and state government staff reductions. For more information, visit employflorida.com. Graph courtesy of DEOThis graph shows the continuing decline in seasonally adjusted unemployment in Florida and the United States. Information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. BriefcaseTraditional Watercraft wins awardsLARGO Traditional Watercraft Inc., the Largobased builder of Island Packet Yachts founded in 1979, recently was awarded two Boat of the Year awards from Cruising World magazine. The builder won the awards for its new Blue Jacket 40 model. The Blue Jacket was chosen from 28 finalists selected from the more than 70 new sailboat models introduced in the United States over the past 12 months. Citing the outstanding build quality and excellent performance that have always been associated with the builder, the Cruising World judges were also taken by the unique design collaboration of the yacht between two of the countrys most notable yacht designers: Island Packet founder, owner and naval architect Bob Johnson and Tim Jackett, previously the president and designer for Tartan and C&C Yachts based in Ohio. The Blue Jacket 40 is both this years Best Midsize Cruiser as well as the 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year.Fustino joins TBCSBELLEAIR BLUFFS Gary Fustino, of Design for Communication, recently joined the Tampa Bay Computer Society. The TBCS is a nonprofit membership computer club that offers many computer classes and seminars. They cater to beginners as well as tech pros. Fustino also participates in the Visual Design League of Tampa and the Sarasota Bar Camp lunch and learn sessions. He is an ambassador for the St. Photo by BOB McCLUREMaggie and Joe Caruso use the big scissors to officially open the Coconut Inn at 113 11th Ave. in PassA-Grille Dec. 18 during a Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event. The former Leroy Motel has 11 suites, a pool and WiFi throughout. Ralph Lickton of Pass-A-Grille designed the upgrades. The Carusos also are in the process of refurbishing the Havana Inn on Gulf Way.Grand openingPetersburg Chamber and is the eServices director for the Bluffs Business Association.Coffee Connections setCLEARWATER Coffee Connections 2014, a business-focused networking and tour event, will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 to 10 a.m., at 14155 58th St. N., Clearwater. This event will offer an opportunity for businesses to gain exposure while supporting 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares efforts in helping family, friends, neighbors and employees with everyday needs and in times of crisis. Coffee Connections will provide businesses with: An overview of 2-1-1 TBC programs and services Information stations on key issues addressed by 2-1-1 TBC in the community such as children and families; military families and veterans; and disaster and crisis intervention services A tour of our 2-1-1 contact center Demonstration of new Apple and Android apps utilized by 2-1-1 TBC Coffee, breakfast and giveaways Networking opportunities with local businesses, government leaders, 2-1-1 TBC Board of directors and 2-1-1 TBC staff For information, call 210-4241.Clearwater Beach chamber presents awardsCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce presented awards during its annual holiday breakfast Dec. 3 at the Hilton on Clearwater Beach. Wayne Cathel with Belleair Images was given the Appreciation Award for his photography of Clearwater Beach, and sponsorship awards were presented to Hilton Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Gas System, Bob Heilmans Beachcomber Restaurant and Bobbys Bistro & Wine Bar, and Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival. Each year a Beautification Award is given to a business on Clearwater Beach. This year the award went to the Sheraton Sand Key Resort who did gorgeous renovations throughout the resort, a chamber press release said.Fustino Brothers expands into Tampa Bay areaFustino Brothers, originally from Western New York, is now represented in Northeastern United States and in the Tampa Bay area. The Fustino Brothers, online at www.fustino brothers.com, are making headlines with a new venture, providing some serious work, all the while with having some fun in the sun. Their gift to pain relief: entertaining educational apps for all ages, data driven apps and globalized apps with instrumentation.Officials to give state of the city update at chamber luncheonDUNEDIN Mayor Dave Eggers and City Manager Rob DiSpirito will give the state of the city update at the Dunedin Chamber of Commerces quarterly luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Pensare Italian Bistro, 799 Highland Ave. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch begins at noon. The menu selection is $20 per person. Call 733-3197.GE bringing 263 jobs to ClearwaterCLEARWATER General Electric Company has chosen Clearwater as its new site to expand its manufacturing operations, which will result in 263 new jobs and a $49 million expansion to its current site. Instrument Transformers, Inc., a subsidiary of GE, is currently located at 1907 Calumet St. in the Hercules Avenue industrial area. The company has been in Clearwater for 38 years and currently has 436 employees. It will expand its Calumet Street facility and create a manufacturing center of excellence. Due to the economy during the last five years, the city created an economic development strategic plan and invested time and resources to creating new opportunities, said Mayor George Cretekos in a press release. Part of the plan was to ask the voters to approve a tax exemption program which would create jobs. This is a big win for the city of Clearwater, and it shows that we can compete for high-quality jobs. In August, the Clearwater City Council authorized the Economic Development and Housing Department to negotiate incentives within a range. Those incentives will be brought back to the council for final approval at the Dec. 5 meeting. The move and expansion is a direct result of voter approval of the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions, which can be offered to qualified new and expanding businesses. 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Business 9A Leader, December 26, 2013 121913 011013When you need help.helpforyourelder.com Pick-Up Your Advertisement from the Welcome Back Special and Receive an Additional10% DiscountISSUEDATE:JANUARY30THADVERTISINGDEADLINE:JANUARY17THADVERTISE IN A Tabloid Supplement Geared Towards Active Seniors & Retirees Call727.397.5563 121913BC EARLY HOLIDAY DEADLINESFOR ADVERTISING & EDITORIALDECEMBER 26, 2013 PAPER: Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, December 19 5pm Classied Line Ads: Friday, December 20 Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, December 19 Noon JANUARY 2, 2014 PAPER: Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, December 26 5pm Classied Line Ads: Friday, December 27 Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, December 26 Noon120513 121213 EXPRESS TAXINeeded exceptional drivers to transport people to work, clinics, stores and school. Drivers needed to deliver sensitive documents. 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Since 2005 (after Billys passing) the business has been carried on by his widow Sharon and son Stephen. Together they have built an excellent reputation for being one of the most honest and thorough companies in the area. Their services include Pest Control, Super Colony Ants, Termite Control & Inspections, Rodent Control and much more. They work hand-in-hand with Shelton Home Inspections which provides Residential Home Inspections and Insurance Inspections including the 4 Point, Wind Mitigation and Roof Certification Inspections required today. Stephen has been inspecting homes for 40 years and is licensed in both Termite (Lic. # JF3878) and Home Inspections (Lic. #HI-709). For more information visit www.extermatechcontrol.com and www.sheltonhomeinspection.com Being Bugged? Call Exterm-A-Tech Pest Control at 727-327-3635!122613Exterm-A-Tech protects your home, health, and your pocketbook. Call 727-327-3635. Open M-F 8am-5pm at 3521 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners offer: Prompt Project Completion, Odor Control Specialists, Emergency 24/7 Services, and FREE ESTIMATES OVER THE PHONE. They do your paper work and process Insurance claims. They are certified in Water and Fire Restoration. And SENIORS GET 10% OFF their already reasonable prices. The right tools and training are needed to get tough stains out and Champion Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners has it all. Pets, children, food or drink stains, this team will get you stain free in just one visit. They also clean Rugs, Furniture and Tile. Understanding how urgent your needs can be for Restoration they are available to work at any time. If youre looking for excellent service and a people friendly approach, call Champion Carpet and Upholsters Cleaners. They promise to make your experience with them a pleasant one. Contact them for your FreeEstimate at 727-547-3797, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-5. Emergency 24/7. For more information visit www.stpetersburgcarpetcleaning.org Serving local homes and businesses alike.Nobody Does it Better than Champion Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners.If you want spotless floors call Champion Carpet Cleaning in St. Petersburg at 727-547-3797 Real estate updatesColdwell Banker names top agentsST. PETERSBURG Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates 66th Street office recently announced its top associates for November. The top associates are Glenda Quinn, listings leader; Kevin Gallagher, sales leader; and Arlene Fuino, closed leader.RE/MAX announces All Star agents MADEIRA BEACH RE/MAX All Star recently announced its All Star agents for November. The recipients of the All Star Agent Awards are Team Basler, Renee and Charlie Coflin, David McKinnon and Linda Mann. All Star agents must display expertise and success in listing and selling real estate along with professionalism and achievement throughout the calendar month.Prudential Tropical opens new officeBELLEAIR BLUFFS Prudential Tropical Realty recently hosted an open house celebrating its new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. The office was previously located at 609 S. Fort Harrison. The new facility features approximately 3,100 square feet of sophisticated office space which accommodates a team of highly skilled and experienced real estate professionals. This dynamic new location, together with the companys commitment to growth, and our core group of highly skilled sales executives, will enable us to more conveniently facilitate the real estate needs of clients in Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and neighboring beach communities, said Lisa Lozano in Award Program and data provided by third parties.Breland joins PlumleeINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty recently welcomed Ken Breland. Breland is the realtys new sales manager. Breland has over 35 years of experience successfully leading all aspects of real estate sales, development and investment. Since spending his early career in Tampa on the operations side of residential development, he has helped people with homes and real estate from North Carolina to Utah. Prior to joining Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Breland served as chief executive officer at Langford Construction Company in the Atlanta area. Attending the grand opening of Prudential Tropicals new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, are, from left, Ginger McQuigg, vice president of residential sales; Danielle Beach, Capstone Title; Lisa Lozano, managing broker; and D. Dewey Mitchell, owner.a press release. Lozano is managing broker of the Belleair office.Smith & Associates, Mayfire partnerST. PETERSBURG Smith & Associates Real Estate recently celebrated the opening of its London office and its new partnership with Mayfair International Realty. Guests were treated to British delights such as fish and chips and shepherds pie while mingling with Smiths newest friends from across the pond. Mayfair International Realty, a network of more than 450 offices around the globe will allow Smith & Associates to extend its already farreaching global marketing plan. Through Smiths personal connections to other real estate companies throughout the world, more attention and interest is focused on the finest properties in the Tampa Bay area.Suncoast Realty receives awardCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Award Program recently selected Suncoast Realty Services for the 2013 Best of Clearwater Beach Award in the Real Estate Management category. Each year, the Clearwater Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clearwater Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clearwater Beach Glenda Quinn Kevin GallagherArlene Fuino Ken Brelandt Team Basler Renee Coflin David McKinnonLinda Mann

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Exp. 1/31/14 DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 120513 WHEN:Every Thursday, 6:45-9:15pm(Includes Dance After Class)Ballroom Dance PartyConverted to night club style This Months Dances Foxy & Cha-ChaLargo Community Center400 Alternate Keene Road, LargoInstructor Carol Baker assisted by Paul KirkFor more information call:727.374.3881or727.518.3131 only$8 per personLearn To DANCELike You Have Always Wanted To! 122613 Dolphin watcher: Nice seeing you again, Stick sorta Photo by ANN WEAVERStick the dolphin is no angel but her halo image is certainly seasonal.peatedly, Stick and her little Twig slid down the waves without fancy aerobatics. Nice to see ya, Stick, sorta. Three weeks later, we ran into Stick the Surfer again. But this was different because she made a surprise appearance. It was yet another lesson in paying very close attention if you want to get it right! Four mother-calf pairs were near the little bridge. The older dolphins hunted. The three youngest were calves of the year. Still nursing with no need to hunt, they zipped and zoomed around as their mothers searched for food for two. By and by, the mothers gathered their calves and headed north. The adults formed a general playpen around the calves, who continued their wiggling wrestling match. Mom Sharkey is a first-time mom and may have been romping with her 6-month-old Echo. Mom J is an experienced mother and was not romping. Instead, it seemed to me that she stayed close enough to intervene for her 2-month-old newborn if need be. Part of the play, as if often the case with calves, is that Js calf had a remora. These cleaner fish antagonize baby dolphins, propelling the latter into numerous gyrations to dislodge their antagonists. Js calf was propelled into numerous shudders, tail flips and sudden accelerations. Either the older calves thought these conspicuous moves were play invitations or just treated them that way. Either way, the kids spilled and tumbled with enough suddenness to drive the cameraman (me) crazy. Then the group of eight paused and milled around as the regal Rickapeg headed their way. They turned and rushed to the approaching yacht to surf it. I saw a distant dolphin also rushing to the yacht but did not at the time, expect to see nearly twice as many dolphins surfing the yacht than we watched rushing over to it. Ya gotta pay attention. Capt. John Heidemann piloted us safely parallel to the majestic yacht and its contingent of surfers. Some launched out of the bow waves and others out of the wake. I snapped pictures zealously, expecting only the original eight dolphins and curious if the entire octet was indeed surfing. Taking photo-identification pictures of active dolphins takes timing and concentration. If I pause that split second to identify the dolphin fin in the frame before snapping the picture, I often miss the shot. So I focused on photography first and identification second as we all thundered down this stretch of watery road. At one point, I thought one of the dorsal fins did not match those of the original eight. But that is why we collect photographic data documentation against the unreliable human brain. Then I glimpsed another dorsal fin that definitely did not match the original eight. Back at the lab, my suspicions were more than verified. Five additional dolphins had rushed out of nowhere to surf with the original eight, including Stick and her little Twig! Nice seeing you, Stick. Sort of. A couple of days later, dozens of pelicans dove madly on a seafood festival just outside Johns Pass. A mom and baby dolphin headed over, and we followed them briefly before they vanished into the tumult: Stick and her little Twig. Nice seeing you again, Stick! Sort of!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.goodnaturedstat istics.com.People who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community. I do not have any counterpart greeting gestures for the dolphins of my acquaintance that I pass on the street out at sea. I love that feeling of familiarity, though it is still a bit of a shock for a kid from Wisconsin. I recently ran into local dolphin lady Stick and her 3-month-old calf Twig four different times, each time in passing. Most recently was at our house. I was inside and heard a dolphin exhale. I rushed outside to see it. Stick and her little Twig were in our canal with bull DD2 and mom-calf pair Sharkey and Echo. Stick launched a fish into the air in a long high arc, which landed 15 feet away with a stunning smack. How she launched it was perplexing because no part of her body was visible at the water surface. You just saw a surge of water as if something substantial spewed below it and then the silver-yellow fellow flying through the air. Sticks schoolmates were doing other things. DD2 fed with a hunting style I call wave-making. He surged along the seawall invisibly, pushing a rounded mound of water in front of him and undoubtedly shoving his quarry too. Sharkey babysat the two miniature dolphins. Echo and Twigs excited baby leaps created endearing little silhouettes like the ceramic dolphins sold at beach stores. I wished they would hunt along our seawall all morning and I watched them swim away with disappointment. Nice to see ya, Stick! Twice we ran into Stick when she was surfing. First, a week before Thanksgiving, Stick hunted near a little bridge while her age-mates Bet and Slightwin babysat her young calf. A handsome craft from the community of Punta Gorda accelerated as it went past, and the dolphins leapt without hesitation into its frothing opportunity. They surfed for two miles to the next no-wake zone. Though her schoolmates leapt reDolphin WatchAnn Weaver Success in winter fishing based on timingWinter officially began last weekend and according to the calendar we wont see spring for three more months. Now we all know it will probably warm up a bit before that, but in the meantime its bound to get colder in the coming weeks. Winter fishing success is more often based on timing than other seasons. Cold fronts are more numerous and consequently good fishing days become further apart. There are, however, plenty of fish to be caught. Inshore anglers can target such species as trout, bluefish and pompano in the deeper grass flats and channel edges to super shallow redfish that can often be found tailing around the schools of mullet as they work their way onto the flats. And dont forget about the great sheepshead fishing we have in this area. This is also the time of year that local bait shops see a definite increase in shrimp sales. When the water gets cold, baitfish populations begin to thin out. Scaled sardines cant be found with regularity like a few weeks ago, making live shrimp the best choice for those wanting to fish with live bait. Free-lining a tail hooked shrimp with an up-current cast would be the preferred presentation, but the current and wind can often be too strong to allow your bait to reach the depth necessary to catch the trout, so a small split shot can be added to get the bait down. When fishing shallower flats the use of a float will help to keep the bait up and out of the grass. Make sure that you use upcurrent casts. Trout, especially big trout, like the bait to be moving naturally with the tide. For some anglers, fishing doesnt get good until the water temperature gets down to the low 60s. This is the time when residential dock fishing can be very good. Long dead end canals hold heat and the fish know that. Finding a string of productive docks can yield redfish, black drum and sheepshead time and time again. Think of it as an inshore anglers version of offshore grouper fishing. Trout season will open next week in our region and we should definitely have a good season.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Garden briefsFlorida native plant program setLARGO The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will sponsor a program Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Presented by the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, the program will be facilitated by George R. Kish, co-author of Native Florida Plants for Drought and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping. Kish will share the descriptions and photographs native plants that will thrive with little care in the yards of most Florida homeowners. This event also will include announcements of local environmental issues and upcoming events, light refreshments, a silent plant auction, and seed swap. Kish is a part-time instructor at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus, and an affiliate of the National Phenology Network. He is a co-author of the second edition of The Right Native Plants for Dry Places and is a frequent lecturer on such topics as native plant gardening, Florida ecology, and phenology. He collaborates with federal and state agencies, botanical gardens, universities, middle schools, high schools, and nature centers to engage the public in citizen scientist activities. For information, call 867-9149.Coast Guard Auxiliary names leaders for 2014DUNEDIN Karen Miller of Palm Harbor was sworn in as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 11 commander and Marcel Traficante of Largo was sworn in as division vice commander during a ceremony Dec. 13. The keynote speaker was Capt. Richard Lorenzen, commanding officer, Air Station Clearwater. He spoke of the many sacrifices made by the auxiliary and made special note that Division 11 members had contributed more than 72,000 volunteer hours in support of the local Coast Guard commands: Sector St. Petersburg, Air Station Clearwater and Station Sand Key. Also speaking at the ceremony were Commander Sean Ryan, deputy commander, Sector St. Petersburg, and Chief Warrant Officer Steven McDonnell, commanding officer Station Sand Key. McDonnell stressed the fact that he called upon the members of Division 11 to respond to 25 percent of the search and rescue calls and that Flotilla 11-10, Dunedin, had volunteered more hours on the water in support of the Coast Guard than any other flotilla in the United States.Library to host class on bugs, butterfliesCLEARWATER A free program on bugs will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m., at Clearwater Public Library Main Branch, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Clearwater. This class will introduce families to the wonderful world of bugs and butterflies found in backyards. Insects play an important role in the environment. Attendees will learn how to recognize common butterflies and other insects, and find out about their benefits. Advance registration is requested. Call 453-6800 or visit www.pinel lascountyextension.org.

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By AppointmentPeace of mind inspection. Written report provided. By appointment. Expires 12/31/13 Amenities Same Day Service most repairs Local shuttle service Free Quality coffee & bottled water free Air Conditioned, Carpeted lounge Comfortable chairs 29 Flat Screen TV with cable for viewing Local food vendors/shopping Movies for extended waits $5995 Check Suspension for Worn Parts Check & Adjust Tire Pressure Check for Tire Wear Reset Toe Angles to factory specsMost cars and trucks Exp. 12/31/13Reg.$85Reg.$2495Reg.$7995Lifetime Warranty On Most PARTS!Including: Brake Pads, Radiators, Alternators, Starters, Shocks and StrutsWE ACCEPT COMPETITORS COUPONSReg# MV-66432 Most Extended Warranties Accepted FREE! Inspections! Brakes A/C Cooling System Closed Dec. 23 Jan. 1 122613 Budget Blinds Has You Covered!CallCarolynat727-400-6870or727-400-9038(serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair & Belleair Beach) orTommyat727-724-4122(serving Seminole, IRB, Surrounding Areas and Dunedin) Carolyn Tr icoli owner of Budget Blinds of Cl e ar wa te r and Tommy Fisher owner of Budget Blinds of Se mi nole and Du n edin are ready to serve you.Carolyn & Tommy have joined forces to offer you the best service at the best price. 2011 Budget Blinds, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Offer not valid with any other offers. Offer good at time of initial estimate only. Offer good at participating franchises only. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Offers valid through 12/31/13 2011 Budget Blinds, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Offer not valid with any other offers. Offer good at time of initial estimate only. Offer good at participating franchises only. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Offers valid through 12/31/13 FREE 25% OFF*Select Signature Series Window TreatmentsCall today for details!Professional Measuring and Installation Low Price Promise!Each Franchise Independently Owned and Operatedwww.budgetblinds.com In-Home Consultation and Estimate!Call Today For Details!Go to www.budgetblinds.comand enter your zip code to find the franchise serving your area. 100313 Looking for a home Bobby SoxYou cant find a more adorable tuxedo kitten than this 3-month-old little girl. Bobby Sox also has a twin brother, Walter Whitefoot. They reside happily in a foster home where the pair has loads of fun playing. When they want to rest, they find a lap. Bobby and Walter are super friendly and ready to be a part of a family. They have been spayed and neutered, tested for diseases and are current on their shots and microchipped. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116 to meet her or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.LuzThis beautiful tabby girl craves attention. Luz rubs against her human friends legs, saying Pet me, pet me. This wonderful cat with gorgeous green eyes is 4years-young. She also has a lookalike boyfriend, Sox, who has white paws. Luz has been spayed and tested for feline diseases. She is current on her shots and is microchipped. Come and meet her in her foster home. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116 or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com. AstroThis handsome 7-month-old boy has been at the SPCA since September. Astro is looking for a home to keep her safe and warm this holiday season. Consider adopting an older kitten. Older kittens have reserved personalities while still being curious and youthful. Adopt her for $15 this month at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. The fee includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and free 30 days of pet insurance. Call 586-3591 or visit www.spca tampabay.org.BeauregardBeauregard is a Chihuahua mix who looks like a tiny, 10-pound German shepherd. He was rescued from a horrible life with a hoarder where he was deprived of love and nurturing, so he will need to be adopted by a patient family who can continue to socialize with him to help him gain confidence. He needs work on his leash manners because he is not used to being outside and gets a bit overwhelmed. He will need a calm, adult-only home. Other dogs about his size and temperament are okay with Beau. He also seems to like cats. Beau enjoys being held and sitting on your lap. Once hes comfortable, his puppy side comes out and he enjoys playing with his toys. After all hes been through, theres not an ounce of aggression in him. Adopt him at the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor. Call 786-1330.

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12A Viewpoints Leader, December 26, 2013Here we are at the juncture between the old year and the new year. For most of us, that means we should make some decisions. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE GREETING CARDS? This includes the Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus cards we received as well as the leftover cards we never mailed because we ran out of friends and acquaintances to send them to. Incoming cards have value, even if its small. Each card means that someone cared enough to buy it, address it, maybe scribble a note such as I hope Sally has cut back on her drinking, and put on a stamp. In this era of email, texting, sexting, Twittering, Twerking and Facebooking, an honest-to-goodness Christmas card is a sentimental step back into the time when people were real and not just names listed on computer files. So maybe we should not pitch this years incoming cards into the dumpster. At the very least we should keep them for a year, so that we can flip through them next Christmas to recall who remembered us and who didnt. WHAT SHALL WE DO ON NEW YEARS EVE? Five or ten thousand years ago, some wise old duck declared, Time is NOT a flowing, unbroken continuum. It is neatly divided into days, weeks, months and years. The most important event is the new year. Therefore we should celebrate its arrival by doing something fun and noisy on New Years Eve. Okay? Ever since then most of us have gone along with that idea, even when we would have preferred to stay safely at home on a warm sofa with our main squeeze, our favorite dog and two quarts of Breyers butter pecan ice cream. New Years Eve is when millions of people who dont know how to handle alcohol set out to prove it. They often succeed in various ways such as car crashes, fistfights, ill-fated adultery and vomiting on the hosts wife. I sometimes wonder how many police officers resign their jobs after pulling duty on New Years Eve and having to cope with a night full of drunks. When midnight arrives and the glittering gadget descends into Times Square, kissing begins. Thats when some intricate decisionmaking takes place. Questions arise: After I give my wife a heartfelt kiss, shall I plant a queen-size smooch on my gorgeous neighbor Connie, for whom Ive lusted ever since Jerry Ford was president? And so on. Ive known many partygoers who simply duck out five minutes early to avoid the customary lipstickand-saliva exchanges. But most folks happily endure them. SHALL WE DRAW UP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? The common-sense answer is No. Research has shown that very few resolutions endure for more than a few weeks. Still, to undertake self-reform for even a short time helps us to maintain the illusion that we possess free will and self-control. And theres no harm in that, I suppose. Most resolutions have to do with losing weight. Which reminds me that, in all my years of watching TV evangelists perform their miracles, Ive never seen one attempting to cure obesity. They turn that curse over to God, and from what I can see God doesnt do a very good job with it. At this moment, my only resolution (or vague intent) for 2014 is to start a blog. Also, maybe, to learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. At heart, Im not a very social guy, and Im told these social networking inventions can catapult me into a whole new world of informed, astute observers who, if I let them, will help me spend half of each day exchanging opinions on Obama, guns, Miley Cyrus and other significant topics. IN 2014 SHOULD WE HEED POLITICAL CANDIDATES? The coming year will see hundreds of men and women striving for public office. Some of them will be outright liars, but many others will tell the truth (or at least try to). Should we devote much of our time and energy attempting to discover which is which? Ive decided to save time by paying attention only to candidates whose initials are the same as mine. I dont know if any such candidates will come forth. If they dont, it wont be my fault. A final note: as always, my best holiday wishes go out to my 38 (or so) Faithful Readers, especially to those who take the time to email me, even with messages that begin You benighted swine! I have come to believe that most of the people who read this newspaper each week have an I.Q. level at least twentyseven points higher than the national average, and forty-four points higher than my own. You are a distinguished audience, and I salute you. Happy holidays!Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.President Obama commuted the sentences of eight crack-cocaine offenders Thursday, including that of Clarence Aaron, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction when he was 23. Aarons story represents the worst excesses of the federal criminal justice system. Aaron, of Mobile, Ala., had no criminal record. He had held jobs. In 1992, he was a college student who decided to address his money problems by acting as an intermediary between two career drug dealers. The dealers paid him $1,500 to set up two large cocaine deals. They got caught. The ringleaders knew how to game the system. They pleaded guilty and testified against Aaron. Aaron wasnt as savvy. He pleaded not guilty and lied on the stand which enhanced his sentence. The buyer planned on converting powder cocaine to crack that, too, enhanced Aarons sentence. One deal didnt happen, but federal prosecutors charged Aaron for it anyway. Voila, he won the same sentence that was imposed on FBI agentturned-Russian spy Robert Hanssen and now-deceased serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Aaron knows he broke the law. He had earned prison time. But what does it say when federal prosecutors seek and win life without parole for a first-time offender while letting the big fish finagle lesser sentences? All but one of Aarons cohorts has been out of prison since 2000. Best Christmas everAarons cousin, Aaron Martin, said the commutation made this season the best Christmas ever. Attorney Margaret C. Love said, We are grateful to President Obama. In 2001, I began hectoring President George W. Bush to commute Aarons sentence. Bush asked his pardon attorney to reconsider the petition, but the official misled him, failing to inform him that the judge and the U.S. attorney had come to support Aarons petition, so the president said no. When Obama was first elected, Aarons family was convinced that Americas first black president would free Aaron, who is African-American. In the first term, their hopes were dashed. Until Thursday, Obama had commuted only one sentence, that of crack-cocaine offender Eugenia Jennings, in 2011; Jennings died of leukemia in October. Finally, on Thursday, it happened. Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system that was reformed three years ago under the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama said in a statement. Each of them has served more than 15 years in prison. In several cases, the sentencing judges expressed frustration that the law at the time did not allow them to issue punishments that more appropriately fit the crime.Nonviolent offensesAccording to the White House, six of the inmates whose sentences were commuted were serving life sentences for nonviolent offenses. Its about time. Drug-war critics have been waiting for commutations ever since Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in August that certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. Political science Professor P.S. Ruckman Jr., who hosts the Pardon Power blog, had rated Obama one of the most merciless (presidents) in history.Nearing Bushs recordOn Thursday, Ruckman observed, I dont think that changes his record that much. With nine acts of clemency, however, Obama is approaching the 11 commutations granted by Bush. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that close to 2,000 nonviolent offenders are serving life without parole in federal prisons. If we were reading about this stuff and it were in another country, noted the head of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Julie Stewart, wed be saying, Oh, my god, theyre putting away people for life for nonviolent offenses. It is amazing how many liberals will support Obamas reticence to use his clemency power. Willie Horton! they chime noting that Republicans made former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis answer for the furlough of a murderer who raped a woman during an armed robbery after he was furloughed. Be it noted: Horton was ineligible for parole and should not have been given a weekend pass. Aaron has no record of violence. He has a clean prison record. He has taken responsibility for the actions that led to his prosecution. His family wants to help him establish a productive life. During a 2002 phone call from prison, Aaron told me he could not believe that in America, a young man could be condemned to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a stupid, criminal, but nonviolent, decision. These people literally would have died in prison without this act of compassion and mercy by the president, Stewart noted. He will not regret it. Indeed, I believe Obama will feel so good about these commutations; hell do it again soon.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@ sfchronicle.com. 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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The deadline for letters pertaining to Jan. 14 election has passed. What do you think? Debra Saunders National debt soars during Obamas term Re: Political Parties must compromise and cooperate, Mike MacDonald, Clearwater, Dec. 12 Editor: I read that these letters that The Beacon prints must contain this requirement: Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The allegation from Mike MacDonald states, The GOP over the past 40 years or so has been responsible for more national debt than in all of the nations history. This statement of Mr. MacDonald is totally unsubstantiated and totally untrue. National debt: George W. Bush vs. Barack H. Obama. Its important to keep in mind that during the past 40 years, Democrats have served as our president for 17 years, while Republicans have served as President for 23 years. Our national debt currently is $17.2 trillion and all of these figures Im providing can be substantiated at the following link: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current. Our national debt when George W. Bush took office on Jan. 21, 2001 was $5.72 trillion and it was $10.6 trillion when he left office. So in George W. Bushs entire eight years or 96 months as president, our national debt increased by $4.89 trillion. Our national debt has increased by $6.59 trillion during Obamas first 59 months in office. Higher than all of the national debt accumulated by the first 42 U.S. presidents combined and Obama still has 37 months left in office until his term ends to surpass that unenviable track record. In contrast, in just the 59 months that Barack H. Obama has been president, the total national debt is higher by $1.70 trillion and counting than the total national debt under George W. Bushs entire 96 months as president. Im not discussing percentages of increase, but actual dollars of increase. And our national debt is projected to surpass $22 trillion by the end of Obamas 96 months as president, which would be an increase of over $11 trillion during Obamas full eight years in office. This would mean that President Obama would be credited with doubling the national debt, from $10.62 trillion to over $22 trillion during his entire eight years in office. Far surpassing the total national debt of all his 43 presidential predecessors combined. Joseph Mackay SeminoleThe scoop on the poopEditors note: This letter stems from extensive sewage problems occurring in the residential area off Kent Place in Largo that residents have complained about recently to city officials.We have lots of neat things in Kent Place, including fresh poop that gets in your face. When driving in from Belcher the smell is strong; much worse than the sulpher water that might help a lawn. But it is fun to see and smell the pumping. each Friday evening as Sabbath is celebrated, our rabbi is leaving (he is moving to Flushing, N.Y.). Theres a problem with the pipes that we dont understand, and that cant be despite the demand. And the damages to the coyotes is of concern. Theyve asked us for incense that they can burn and barking please please, spare us from this decease. As values go down, our taxes will too. So we can afford gas masks, and have bought quite a few. And we reached out to Fidel, and he is sending a crew to save us from sewage, and democracy too. So the problem is big, and our choices limited. Are we confused, or our systems demented? We will know more Tuesday when we see how the system handles our poop and our pee. So to government and commissioners, we know you are good listeners. Please tell us what to do so that we dont associate this situation with you. Alan Gassman Gassman Law Associates, CleawaterWhy unincorporated?Editor: I live in unincorporated Seminole and do not get any city benefits like recreation privileges. So where are the city limits? It must be very small. I live about 2 miles from City Hall. I can walk to the library, the mall. So why unincorporated? Oh. Taxes. The property I live on probably is not city taxed. Well, I only rent here so it is not my fault I do not pay the property taxes, but I do live here and would like not to feel like an outsider. Alva Kissee SeminoleThanks for brightening holidays for seniorsEditor: On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this years very successful be a Santa to a senior program. With support from generous shoppers, Bealls Outlet stores, JSA Healthcare, Community Bible Church, YMCA of Palm Harbor & Shapes Total Fitness, we were able to collect more than 500 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season. We also would like to thank the many volunteers who shared their time to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to 500 area seniors, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Thanks to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community. Julie Krol Clearwater

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This is the second year that were doing B.E.A.R.S., which stands for Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship, said Edwin Hernandez, assistant director of alumni relations for the USF College of Nursing. Basically its an opportunity for us at the College of Nursing to get into our community and give the chance for our alumni and our students to participate in something that expands from what theyd normally get from their alma mater. In addition to a chance to give back to the community, it also helps raise funds for the nursing research programs and scholarships, he said. People can sponsor the bears for $50, and the proceeds go toward research and scholarships as well as buying the bears to give to new moms, families in neonatal intensive care units, and children in the pediatric wards of local hospitals. In the first year, the college gave out 300 bears, and this year they gave out 800, Hernandez said. They delivered bears to six hospitals: Morton Plant Mease, Countryside Mease, St. Josephs Childrens Hospital, Tampa General, Florida Hospital of Tampa, and Sarasota Memorial. We hope that this brings them a little bit of comfort throughout the holiday season, Hernandez said of the patients who were about to receive bears at Morton Plant Mease. No one wants to be in a hospital in the holiday season, and its an opportunity for us to let them know that we care. At the College of Nursing, our goal is to always take care of our patient but to take it a little further than what they normally would do as far as health care. Give them a little bit of comfort throughout their stay. Bring some smiles to the community. Especially to our children. There were more than 100 volunteers who signed up to help deliver the bears, Hernandez said. Among those on Dec. 5 were current USF nursing students, Katie Witte of Oldsmar, Beth Wiliamson of Safety Harbor and Mallory Mettler of Clearwater. Witte and Williamson are in their fifth and final semester of nursing school, and Mettler is in her third semester. Each of them had also volunteered at previous hospitals to give out the bears, and it always was a happy experience. It really helps them during the holiday season for kids who are stuck in the hospital to kind of know that people are looking after them and want to give them something, and I think a little teddy bear brings joy to their life, Mettler said. I think the new moms enjoy them, too, because its one of the first things that they get as a new mom, Williamson added. Each of the bears are dressed in matching USF College of Nursing uniforms and also have their own ID and hospital band. The bears tended to be about the same size as many of the newborns to whom they were given. Participating in the B.E.A.R.S. program helps reinforce why these students wanted to go into nursing in the first place. Witte said she chose this career because she wants to make a difference. Williamson agreed. Just to be able to help others and improve their health and be able to impact their life in any way I can, Wiliamson said. Mettler agreed with those points and added that in addition, she loves the practicality of nursing as a career. I always wanted a job, Mettler said. I wanted to help out people, but I wanted to be able to consistently have a job and be able to do new things and you can do that reading and helping the child, and this ties in with that. One room in particular moved White so much that the memory of it brought tears to her eyes. A lot of times, there is a language barrier and you cant communicate back and forth, but your heart talks, White said. And this really helps them relax and makes them feel calm because a lot of times theyre scared, you know, because sometimes theyre very afraid that theyre going to be sent back to Mexico. Theyre working very hard and theyre really good moms. Really good mommies. So to see kindness by some other people is really special. White is a hometown Clearwater girl who was born at Morton Plant Mease and whose mother was also born there, so it has a special place in her heart. Were family here, White said. Teena McCullough, manager of the NICU and of labor and delivery at Morton Plant, agreed that it was an exciting event and that it brings the community together. There are 28 beds in the Photos by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLAbove, from left, Katie Witte of Oldsmar, Beth Williamson of Safety Harbor and Mallory Mettler of Clearwater pack teddy bears to give to new moms and also families with babies in the NICU at Morton Plant Mease Hospital. Witte and Williamson are in their fifth and final semester as a nursing student at USF, and Mettler is in her third semester. At top right, newborn Adonis Brown give a big yawn after receiving his first teddy bear. Mom Pharyn admires the bear and Adonis, who was just born that morning. At bottom right, Sheaupe Cooper of Clearwater holds her newborn son, Kameron Calhoun as Williamson gives them a new teddy bear.with a nursing degree. Its not really stagnant and you can change it up and I really like that. New mom Pharyn Brown of Oldsmar had just given birth to her son, Adonis Brown that morning and was one of the moms to receive a bear. It was actually very sweet when we found out you guys were bringing a bear, Brown said to the group in her room. Not for nothing, I didnt think the bears were going to be so cute, all dressed up and everything, but its very nice and very special, she added with a laugh. Adonis is her fourth child. Pharyn already has two girls and a boy, and her husband, Anthony Leon Brown, has another daughter. As mommy and baby snuggled with their new bear, Pharyn and USF volunteers admired Adoniss large feet and hands and wondered if he would follow in his fathers footsteps. Anthony was an all-around All-American basketball star for Lakeland High in his day, Pharyn said. A few doors down, Brittany Gentile of Largo also received a bear for her daughter, who was born at 1:36 a.m. the previous morning. These are so cute, Gentile said to the volunteers. This is so nice of you guys. Its her first teddy bear. The parents were debating on the spelling of their new daughters first name and what her middle name should be, so Gentile was polling everyone she met regarding the choices. At last tally, though, Destiny Lynn was the leading name. Destiny is Brittanys third child, so the USF volunteers also brought extra bears for the other children. In another family, the Hilarios of Clearwater, Angela had just given birth to their newest addition, Gael, that morning. Her husband, Telesforo brought Gaels three older brothers to the hospital to meet their new baby brother. All of the boys David, 13; Erik, 9; and Kevin, 4; as well as baby Gael got their own teddy bear. Sara Lynn White is a social worker at the hospital who was working on the floor when the bears were handed out. Seeing some of the reactions moved White to tears. While she thinks the gift of bears is special to everyone who gets them, White said it is especially meaningful to the moms who may not have a lot. Its also able to help the other siblings, White said. Its inspiring, too, seeing the uniform on the bear because the older siblings can think ahead about school and things like that. Its never too early to start talking about it. We always talk about Brittany Genile of Largo holds her 1-day-old daughter, Destiny Lynn Hinds, after Keith Roberts presented them with a bear from the USF College of Nursing B.E.A.R.S. program. See BEARS, page 15A

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Screened Florida room and a large backyard with inground pool.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths $170,000 SOLD122613 Morton Plant Mease Health Systems January programs setThe Morton Plant Meese Bay Care Health System will offer a number of programs in January at various locations. Support groups and classes are free to the public unless a fee is noted. For information on upcoming programs, call 953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org. Participating locations include: Axelrod Pavilion, 400 Pinellas St., Clearwater Bard moor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater Meese Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Meese Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Meese Drive, Safety Harbor Meese Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Morton Plant Meese Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Powell Pavilion, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Peak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater St. Josephs Childrens Specialty Center at Meese Countryside, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, ClearwaterFollowing is a list of upcoming support groups and pr esentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Support Group (Women) Mondays, Jan. 6 and 20, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room, Second Floor. Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, Fourth Floor. Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administrative Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. LUNA (Latinos United for a New Awakening) de Pinellas Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fourth Floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium D. Wellness Cardiac/Circulation Heart Function Support Group Wednesday, Jan. 8, noon, CheekPowell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room A. ICD Support Group Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital. Meeting Room 3. Womens Heart Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105. Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 10-11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Monday, Jan. 6 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $10 per child. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $10 per child. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5, 12 and 26, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Schaffer Tower. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5 and 19, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Boot Camp For New Dads Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums 1-5, Fee: $15. Industry newsParkinsons support group meetsLARGO The Starkey Parkies, a Parkinsons Support Group, meets Thursday, Jan. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The support group is under the direction of Marcy McCall, a patient advocate and education and research writer for the Parkinsons Research Foundation. The meeting includes a program, refreshments, socialization and fellowship. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month.Merriott becomes childbirth educatorCLEARWATER Danielle Merriott of Clearwater recently became a certified childbirth educator. She completed her studies through Childbirth International in November. She is a mother of two and a proponent of natural childbirth and breastfeeding. Merriott is now teaching private childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care classes. For information, call 755-3405, email Danielle.Merriott@Gmail.com or visit www.birthbydanielle.com.PureLife gives spa day to Crisis CenterLARGO Dr. G. Joseph Fitzgerald Jr., D.O. better known as Dr. Fitz to his patients gave the gift of a spa day to an empowerment group of women from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Dec. 17 at PureLife Medi-Spa. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency, strives to bring help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems. The Survivor Empowerment and Empowerment Services program was developed by survivors to support the journey of recovery from trauma and celebrate their inherent resiliency. Empowerment Services provide opportunities for hope and a safe place to heal, which fosters authenticity, support and growth. The empowerment group enjoyed special treatment. The PureLife experience is based on the belief that beauty radiates from within. Fitzgerald has found women who have peace of mind with health and are regularly getting beauty treatments naturally have more confidence in the world.Parkinsons group to meetDUNEDIN A Parkinson disease support meeting will be presented Friday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., at the William Hale Community Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Parkinsonians and caregivers are welcome. The meeting will include a guest speaker. The group meets first Fridays, 1 p.m. For information, call 462-9784.Doctor Idol event raises fundsTARPON SPRINGS The Doctor Idol Tampa Bay event recently hosted more than 400 local residents, generated thousands of online votes and raised funds in support of Operation Sunshine, a skin cancer awareness and mobile screening initiative. Florida Hospital North Pinellas and the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation presented the event that featured local physicians rocking out for this great cause. Throughout the night, seven bands, each featuring one local physician, took the stage for 15 minutes with hopes of winning the title of Doctor Idol Tampa Bay. Judges included WTSPs news anchor Charles Billi, Florida Hospital North Pinellas director of surgery Julie McCullough and Florida Hospital North Pinellas Dr. Alan Graves. Local Fox 13 reporter Charley Belcher kept the event lively as the celebrity emcee. Doctor Idol was organized to benefit Operation Sunshine, a program for early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. Because of the generosity of Sun Toyota, a mobile unit named The Mole Patrol will provide screening and information to residents throughout northern Pinellas and western Pasco counties. This event means so much to our foundation, the hospital and to our entire community, said Terry Smither in a press release. Smither is the director of the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation. Operation Sunshine has already helped hundreds of people detect early signs of skin cancer, and we are proud to say that this years Doctor Idol event will help fund even more mobile screening events.All Childrens seeks donationsST. PETERSBURG All Childrens Hospital has developed a wish list for those in the community who would like to donate toys during the holidays. The list of items needed for this holiday season is available at www.allkids.org/toys. The hospital is unable to accept used toys. Donations should be unwrapped and may be dropped off at the hospital lobby, 501 Sixth Ave. S., St. Petersburg. For information, call 767-4323. Amazon.com is helping All Childrens make giving even easier this year. All Childrens Hospital is pleased to announce its holiday registry list live on Amazon.com. Toys have been selected for all ages as well as some items needed for individual units. Once the items are purchased, they will be mailed directly to All Childrens Hospital. For information, visit www.allkids.org/toys. mom-baby unit, she said, 10 in the NICU and 15 in labor and delivery. She had checked with the moms before the USF team arrived to get permission to deliver the bears, and it brought a smile to all of their faces. Only one said no, she would prefer to receive the bear later because she was still in too much pain from delivery, McCullough said. For McCullough of Dunedin, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse. As a child, I used to watch my brother, and hes so accidentprone and I felt I needed to know what to do, McCullough said. Every time hed have an accident and would come home bloody, Id worry and anted to know what to do. So there was never a doubt about what I wanted to be, growing up. My dad said I was very focused. McCullough joined the Air Force right out of high school to help her afford nursing school, and as soon as she got out, she completed school. She found her love right away with labor and delivery, but she has loved every area she has tried. Nursing is a wonderful career, McCullough said, and one of the great things about the B.E.A.R.S. program is that it could help young people consider a nursing in that field. Im definitely grateful to USF, McCullough said. I think it opens the eyes of the patients about USF being part of our community. It brings it to the bedside. Even though a lot of our s taff goes there even if they havent gone to nursing school there, theyve done other things there like workshops and seminars this really brings USF to the community. To sponsor a bear, visit www.usfnursingbears.com. BEARS, from page 14A Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth floor classroom. (Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Infants Group Fridays, Jan. 3 and 17, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (First and Third Friday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Toddlers Group Friday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (Second Friday of the month.) Car Seat Inspection Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15. Car Seat Inspection Friday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15.

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This upcoming season represents a fresh start for PPPB, said Chuck Levesque, new president of the board. A brand new board was recently elected, as many of the previous board members aged out as their children got older. The clubs numbers had also slumped a bit in recent years, he wrote in an email, and the hope is new board members will help to rejuvenate the organization. We have a whole new executive board, he said in an interview. A lot of us are parents with younger kids, so were looking to be here for a while. The new board members vice president Justin Taylor, secretary Nancy Wright and treasurer Tara Berringer, in addition to Levesque have all been involved with the organization for the last two to three years. So weve seen a few areas where some changes could be made, Levesque said. Were looking forward to making it exciting for the kids. He said the board will focus on distributing the talent among teams evenly, so everyone gets a fair shot. Registration is $50 per player for the Pre-Tee Division (3and 4year-olds); $75 per player for the Shetland (5and 6-year-olds) Division; and $100 per player for the Pinto (7and 8-year-olds), Mustang (9and 10-year-olds), Bronco (11and 12-year-olds) and Pony (13and 14-year-olds) Divisions. The organization also offers 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U softball. For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/ponyball.Rays announce improvements to The TropST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays recently announced plans for upgrades to Tropicana Field that club officials say will significantly enhance the fan experience during the 2014 season. The project will create 360-degree pedestrian circulation around the lower seating bowl at Tropicana Field. The improved circulation will provide easier access to and from ballpark gates, concessions and activity areas throughout the facility. Existing cross-aisles in the lower bowl will be extended from the left and right field foul poles to create a walkway lined with drink rails as it winds toward center field. These renovations reflect our constant commitment to providing a first-class game day experience at Tropicana Field, said Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg. A visit to the ballpark will be even more enjoyable because of these new features and attractions. The renovations also will create a more dynamic experience in the area just above the center field wall previously occupied by the Everglades BBQ Smokehouse. No longer a walledand glassed-in space set apart from the game, it will be transformed into a unique patio with open views of the playing field and new food and beverage areas easily accessible to all ballpark patrons. A new deck overlooking the Rays Touch Tank will connect the patio to the new walkway at its right field entrance. A more traditional batters eye structure, meeting all Major League Baseball specifications, also will be installed. As a result of the renovation project, visitors to the ballpark will now be able to access the entire lower seating bowl directly from the escalators located at the main rotunda entrance of Tropicana Field. This project will significantly enhance the total ballpark experience, said Rays Senior Vice President of Development and Business Affairs Michael Kalt. It will make it much easier for our patrons to navigate the ballpark, and allow them to enjoy the game from exciting new areas and dynamic new vantage points. The project will result in the removal of approximately 3,000 seats, mostly to accommodate the new outfield walkways. Capacity for regular season baseball games at Tropicana Field in 2014 is expected to be 31,042. The Rays partnered with award-winning sports architects Populous, who designed the renovations to the Rays spring training home at the Charlotte Sports Park, on the 360-degree walkways and creation of the new center field patio. The current project builds on the more than $20 million the Rays have invested in Tropicana Field since 2006, including the creation of the Hancock Bank Club, major improvements to the interior of the ballpark, the installation of new video boards and sound system, as well as the addition of the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame located in Center Field Street. Renderings of the project can be viewed at raysbaseball.com /rays360. Fans will be able to access additional content and images via the Rays social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag #RAYS360. More sports newsRegistration for 50+ mens softball opensLARGO The city of Largos recreation, parks and arts athletics division is accepting registration for mens slow pitch 50 and older softball league that starts Jan. 7. This high-energy league will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m., at Whitesell Softball Complex, 12555 119th St N. Tuesdays will be drop-in play and Thursdays will be formal league play. Registration is $25 per person. For more information or to register, call 518-3026 or visit LargoSports.com.Clearwater Beach residents help win bridge tourney eventCLEARWATER Clearwater Beach residents, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell, participated and helped win the Baze Senior Knockout Teams event in the North American Bridge Championship in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 28 through Dec. 8. More than 5,000 bridge players from all around the world participated in this tournament. Meckstroth and Rodwell, along with their bridge partners, Billy Miller, Las Vegas, Nev.; Lew Stansby, Dublin, Calif.; team captain, Vinita Gupta, Woodside, Calif.; and Bart Bramley, Dallas, Texas, won the Baze Senior Knockout Teams event.Rays announce new flex packsST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have introduced new flex packs for the 2014 season including special holiday flex packs now on sale through raysbaseball.com. Flex packs are available in three-, sixor nine-game voucher packages and offer savings of up to 60 percent off the single-game ticket price. Three-game packs start at just $49, and for a limited time, all holiday flex packs include a special Wil Myers Rookie of the Year cap. In addition to substantial savings, flex packs offer fans the flexibility to select the games of their choice and earn rewards throughout the season. Flex packs buyers will have game vouchers loaded into an online account which may be exchanged online for any game during the 2014 regular season, subject to availability. Vouchers can be redeemed beginning Feb. 10 before the general sale for single game tickets, and up until six hours before the desired game. This redemption window gives fans added convenience in choosing the games they wish to attend. All fans that purchase a flex pack will receive a special Rays Card (one card per flex pack purchased). The card will serve as their ticket to the game (paper tickets will not be issued). Cardholders also will be able to load funds to the card that can be used to purchase concessions and merchandise throughout Tropicana Field. In using the Rays Cards, flex pack purchasers also will earn blue membership status with the team. Blue members will earn a 5 percent bonus on all funds loaded to their Rays Cards and will receive other rewards and special promotions throughout the 2014 season. More flex pack details are available at raysbaseball.com. Rays season ticket holders will continue to have access to the best seat locations and receive exclusive benefits including the opportunity to purchase postseason ticket packages. Season ticket holders also receive larger bonuses on funds loaded to their Rays Cards as part of their gold member status, with select premium seat locations receiving elite member status. Reservations for 2014 ticket plans may be made by calling 888-FANRAYS, online at raysbaseball.com or by visiting the Rays executive offices at Tropicana Field open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Rays sign Molina to 2-year dealST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Jose Molina to a two-year, $4.5 million major league contract. He will donate $40,000 to the Rays Baseball Foundation over the life of the contract. Molina had declared free agency before re-signing with the Rays. The 38-year-old is a 14-year major league veteran including the last two seasons with the Rays. In 2013 he started a career-high 87 games at catcher, breaking his previous high of 81 in 2008, and made his fifth career postseason appearance. He has started 80-plus games in each of his two seasons with the Rays after averaging only 55 starts in the three seasons prior. In 99 games, he batted .233 (66-for-283) with two home runs and 14 doubles. Molina caught 23.3 percent (17 of 73) of attempted base stealers, better than the major league average (23.1), and his career rate of 37.7 percent ranks fourth among active catchers (min. 500 games), behind his brother Yadier Molina (44.5), Henry Blanco (42.8) and David Ross (38.9). His 25 career pickoffs rank second among active catchers behind his brother, Yadier (42). Jose and Yadier played together for Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic as they advanced to the final round.Rays sign Oviedo to 1-year dealST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays recently signed righthanded relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year major league contract worth $1.5 million guaranteed, a figure that could increase to $2.9 million if performance bonuses are reached. Oviedo had declared free agency before re-signing with the Rays. Oviedo, 31, signed with the Rays as a minor league free agent prior to the 2013 season but did not pitch while recovering from Tommy Photo courtesy of MADEIRA BEACH RECREATION DEPARTMENTTikanis knocked off the No. 1 1-0 in the finals to win the 11-older division of the Madeira Beach youth soccer loeague. The game finished scoreless in regulation and came down to shootouts. Hunter Scheffsky kicked the go-ahead goal in shootouts and then made the game winning save in goal. The team roster consists of Scheffsky, Allison Richards, Shawn Bastow, Lauren Bastow, Daniel Buckbee, Derek King, Josh Graves, DJ Lane, Brooke Spriggs, Alexa Pilz, Alana Franklin, and Julie McCoy. 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LARGO Audiences will have an opportunity to spend an evening with Victor Wooten Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50 plus applicable service fee. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The five-time Grammy award winner is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Brought into this world as Victor Lemonte Wooten in 1964, the future bassist spent his childhood paving the road toward musical success. According to his bio provided by Compass Records, Wooten was born the youngest of five boys. He was only 2 when he began learning to play music. At 5, he was playing nightclubs and theaters as the bassist in his familys band. The following year saw him touring with his brothers, opening for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. I was born at the right place and the right time to a wonderful family, Wooten says in the biography. By age 8, Wooten had earned the nickname Bass Ace. By the time he graduated high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. That is only the beginning of Wootens tale. Fast forward to the late 1980s. Wooten was one of the founding members of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, a band which formed initially for a one-time performance on the PBS series Lonesome Pine Specials. The band has released more than a dozen albums since its self-titled debut from Warner Bros. in 1990. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones also tours extensively, sometimes playing as many as 200 concerts a year. As if he wasnt busy enough with that project, Wooten also pursued a solo career, turning out half a dozen albums beginning with A Show of Hands in 1996. Recorded with only a four-string bass, no multitracking, and a lot of groove and soul, this revolutionary CD was voted one of the most important bass records of all time. Around this time, musicians wanting to learn Wootens unique style and elusive techniques began seeking him out for lessons and seminars at music stores and schools around the world. These workshops became the training ground that lead to the formation of his acclaimed Bass/Nature Camp in 2000, which eventually expanded into Victor Wootens Center for Music and Nature. The center offers intensive style programs and welcomes allWooten to play Largo Cultural Center Photos courtesy of VICTOR WOOTENVictor Wooten will be at the Largo Cultural Center Jan. 3. Sword and Stone, pictured above, is a 2012 instrumental CD released by Victor Wooten. 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His tale of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunken Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays is hilarious and meant for mature audiences only. This one-man show starring local favorite Brian Shea is perfect for those who view the holiday season a little differently from what the television wants us all to believe. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $19. Call 8237529 or visit www.americanstage.org. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, but its a remarkable achievement that theyre still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ Top coalesced from the cores of two rival bands, Billys Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dustys American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Tops First Album and Rio Grande Mud, that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit La Grange, still one of the bands signature pieces today. Their next hit was Tush, featured on their Fandango! album released in 1975. In the mid 1980s, the band released Eliminator an album that represented a paradigm shift for ZZ Top. Their roots blues skew was intact, but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with the nascent MTV. Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. At the young age of 15, Gottfried began doing stand-up in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as the comedians comedian. After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasnt until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Gottfrieds work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Whos Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series USA Up All Night. After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, Iago, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover Photo courtesy of WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVORGilbert Gottfried will perform at Capitol Theatre Dec. 29. See WOOTEN, page 4B Top ve diversions Top ve diversions

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2B Just for Fun Leader, December 26, 2013 talents. His signature voice can be heard in several commercials, cartoons and movies including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of Digit in the long-running PBS series Cyberchase. Just Thinking Out Loud, presented by comedian Dave Celestian, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., at Venue Thetre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, text name and party size to 727-286-0241 or email Dave@DaveCelestian.com. A former engineer, Celestian left the American Dream in the summer of 2008 to pursue standup full-time. He offers a uniquely real, dynamic, and progressive style of humor. His distinctive blend of intelligent, quick-witted humor, delivers a refreshing brand of comedy that is intriguingly entertaining. Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The show features 40 star-studded dancers performing Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker. It is a holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding ballet moves. The Moscow Ballet dancers are world-class and a delight to experience. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Monday Monday Monday, Jan. 13, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The show will feature hits made famous by The Mamas and the Papas as well as songs from many worldclass groups including The 5th Dimension; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Peter, Paul and Mary; and The Byrds. Linda Eder Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $39.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. One of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Eders diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character Lucy in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, Eder was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination. Her appearances go back to the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks and attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Eder has recorded 14 solo albums and has performed for sold-out crowds across the country and around the world. Title of Show, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell; Feb. 6-23, 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. Title of Show is a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter about a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter. Its very specificity gives it broad appeal, as it takes a thoroughly unique and comical look at the pleasures and perils of the artistic process. Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Vignolas stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the worlds top musicians. Guitar legend Les Paul named Vignola to his Five Most Admired Guitarist list for the Wall Street Journal. Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proven himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few. Their jaw-dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them stars of the guitar. Satchmo: The Rebirth of Louis Armstrong featuring Dean Simms; Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome tribute to the master himself, Louis Armstrong. His singing style as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage is truly amazing. Hear Simms and his band perform renditions of Basin Street Blues, St. Louis Blues, Wonderful World and show stopping performance of the Saints Go Marching In and Hello Dolly. Alter Eagles: The Definitive Eagles Tribute Band; Monday, Feb. 10, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Alter Eagles the most authentic tribute show to The Eagles have won over countless numbers of fans nationwide with their tight vocal harmonies and exquisite re-creation of those classic songs of the s. From Take It Easy to Hotel California, audiences will feel the bands passion. The Sicilian Tenors Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com. Comedian Joan Rivers describes the Sicilian Tenors as the Three Tenors meet the Rat Pack. Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale will take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with marvelous songs and arias combined with lighthearted fun for all ages. The audience is always moved from tears to laughter with their warm nostalgia and soaring voices that hit all the right notes. Thoroughly Modern Millie, with book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 28 through March 16, 2014, 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. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a fast-paced, energetic musical comedy set in the roaring s. Taking place in New York City in 1922, Millie Dillmount has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. The production will feature Linda Weir as director and Amy Phillips as choreographer. The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash; April 3-27, 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. Belief, hopes, and dreams are never as far away as we may sometimes think. Taking place during a great drought, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. When a man comes to town promising rain for a $100 fee, he unintentionally changes more than just the weather. The Rainmaker is a feel good play for all ages. Grease, with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 2-11, 2014, 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. Here is Rydell Highs senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby socks and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head greaser Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their Summer Nights as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as Greased Lightnin, We Go Together, There Are Worse Things I Could Do and Youre the One That I Want recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the worlds most popular musicals. This production will feature James Grenelle as director and choreographer.Clearwater B.B. King, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will performs on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. He will play again on Jan. 2. King will start a new tradition for downtown Clearwater with the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. Over the years, King has developed one of the worlds most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the singing that comes from his guitar. Steve Lippia in Simply Swingin with Sinatra & Friends, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. Steve Lippia, one of the most prominent interpreters of standards and swing music, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with his swinging, hot big band behind him! His youthful vitality lends itself perfectly to this brisk, exhilarating production. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series. Katharine McPhee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Actress and Columbia recording artist Katharine McPhee spent the past two years shooting the highly anticipated Steven Spielberg/NBC TV series Smash in New York City. McPhee is currently in the studio working on her next solo record, due out later this year. McPhees self-titled debut album exploded on the Billboard 200 and was the best charting debut for a female artist within a two-year period. She has co-starred in the hit Adam Sandler comedy House Bunny and co-starred in episodes of CSI-NY, Community and The Family Guy. McPhee was featured on two hit PBS specials: Foster and Friends and Chris Botti in Boston alongside Sting, Andrea Bocelli and John Mayer. Blue Suede Shoes: The One and Only Double Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. The show will feature Scot Bruce and Mike Albert. Back by popular demand, the top two Elvises return with one phenomenal show. Bruce stars as the young Elvis and Albert as the Las Vegas Elvis. Along with the Big E Band, the performers offer a rockin birthday party celebration of Americas first rock n roll icon. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series. In The Mood, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. In The Mood returns for one afternoon celebrating the big band rhythms and intimate ballads of the Swing Era. Much more than a concert, the retro 1940s musical revue features singers and dancers with a sensational big band orchestra. The music and arrangements of Americas greatest generation are as authentic as it gets. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series.Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra Sunday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The orchestra will perform music selections from light classical, show tunes and pop. Admission is free but donations are accepted. For information, call 415-9650 or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com. Sock Hop, Friday, Jan. 10, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tampa Bays own The Impacs and guest artist Ken Brady of the original Casinos will perform oldies and sock hop music. For information, call 800-9880. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Threadbare clothing 0 5. Become friendlier 0 9. Amorphous mass 13. Various forms of the same speech sounds 16. ___ lamp 1 7 Mediterranean plants with large edible flower heads (2 wds) 19. Mac 20. A.T.M. need 21. Drill bits 22. Kuwaiti, e.g. 24. Throughout (music) 27. Ed.'s request (acronym) 28. Arctic 30. Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" 31. Big East team 32. E or G, e.g. 34. Surface of a ship's hull above water 37. Container with historical records for future discovery (2 wds) 39. Afflicted with oxygen-deficient blood 41. "___ say!" (contraction) 42. Norse god of mischief 43. ___ DeLuise, actor 45. Dead, as an engine 49. Arthur Godfrey played it 50. Innocent 53. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 54. Yogi's sidekick 56. Cal. col. 58. "Concentration" pronoun 59. Tried by military law (2 wds) 63. The "A" of ABM 64. At some time later 65. Gift on "The Bachelor" 66. New newts 67. Blanched Down 0 1. Hodgepodge 0 2. Attraction 0 3. Worldwide 0 4. Blubber 0 5. Massenet opera 0 6. Stinger 0 7. Amazon, e.g. 0 8. Chinese dynasty from A.D. 386-556 0 9. Write a shared online journal 10. Along an inland body of water 11. Pigged out 12. Hounds 14. Dash 15. Cicatrix 18. Cast 23. Very brief bathing suit 25. One who accepts charges 26. Support, with "up" 29. Audition tape 31. Means of support 33. "Absolutely!" 35. Telekinesis, e.g. 36. Brood sullenly 37. Prepared foods intended to be eaten elsewhere 38. Formally surrender 39. Train's lounge area (2 wds) 40. Lennon's second wife (2 wds) 44. Cautioned against doing (contraction) 46. Spanish dish 47. Sick 48. Mottle-colored T-shirt 50. Bunk 51. "Where the heart is" 52. Entices 55. Cheese on crackers 57. ___ cross 60. "___ Maria" 61. Call, as a game 62. Drink from a dishHoroscopesDecember 26, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 The New Year has begun. Time to make some waves, Capricorn. Confront the situation head-on and make your stance clear. You are in the majority.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Pish-posh, Aquarius. Just because so-and-so says something is true does not mean it is. Pay them no heed. A transportation crisis comes to a conclusion.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Surely you can do better, Pisces. Step up to the plate and show your team what you are made of. An audit uncovers a way to save for a rainy day.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Vacation opportunities are hard to come by these days, Aries. Dont pass up a friends invite. A tickle of the ivories sets the stage for a wonderful party.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Efficiency is of the essence, Taurus. Take care with your approach. An elderly pal could use some one-on-one time. A letter bears praise for an idea.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Look out, Gemini. A mystery at work is about to unravel. A change in protocol at home provides a welcome change of pace. A mentor drops by for a chat.CancerJune 22 July 22 Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple this week, Cancer. A small modification at home boosts spirits big time. A deadline is near.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Uh-huh, Leo. Flattery wont get you where you need to this week. Hard work is key. Dig in deep. A foe turns friend. Celebrate with a night on the town.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Yes, indeed, Virgo. Trouble is most certainly brewing at home, but it does not involve you. Steer clear of the mess and focus on a long-suffering friend.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Listless Libra. Cheer up. A project is on the way. Menu choices expand as the budget grows bigger. Time to get out the recipe books and get cooking.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Party plans begin to take shape with help from an old friend. Bravo, Scorpio! Reward them for their efforts with an invitation to someplace nice.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Small acts of kindness do wonders for a senior. Make it a habit, Sagittarius, and the relationship will blossom. The clutter bug sets in at home.

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Suites FREE Admission with this AD!122613 082913 Opening this weekendGrudge Match pairs Stallone, De Niro; Stiller stars in Walter Mitty Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Grudge MatchGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and Camden Gray Director: Peter Segal Rated: PG-13 In Grudge Match, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play Billy The Kid McDonnen and Henry Razor Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Now, 30 years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they cant refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. If they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.The Secret Life of Walter MittyGenre: Adventure and comedy Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn Director: Ben Stiller Rated: PG No one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads until they inspire our reality. Thats what happens in Ben Stillers contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurbers The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about to blow his wildly over-active imagination out of the water. This Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a modern day-dreamer, an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his ho-hum existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up. RoninGenre: Adventure and fantasy Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi Director: Carl Rinsch Rated: PG-13 Keanu Reeves leads an all-star international cast in the action-adventure Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) a half-breed they once rejected as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into a hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to confront the evil taking over their land and seize eternity. Based upon the epic story that has become one of Japans most enduring legends, this extraordinary tale of unbelievable courage has its origins in the early 18th century, when 47 noble samurai honored the untimely death of their master by avenging him.Justin Biebers BelieveGenre: Documentary and music Cast: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris and Mike Posner Director: John M. Chu Rated: PG Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight theres more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Justin Biebers Believe captures 19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.The Wolf of Wall StreetGenre: Drama Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Pj Byrne and Kenneth Choi Director: Martin Scorsese Rated: R Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late s. Excess success and affluence in his early 20s as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.August: Osage CountyGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham Director: John Wells Rated: R August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicagos legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.The Invisible WomanGenre: Drama Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander Director: Abi Morgan Rated: R Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens a brilliant amateur actor a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of invisibility.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu. Photo by MARY CYBULSKIAbove, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. Bottom left, Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Bottom right, Keanu Reeves, left, stars as Kai and Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi in the action-adventure Ronin. Photo by FRANK CONNOR Photo by WILSON WEBB/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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Weve found this to be the best environment for learning. In 2008, Wooten released Palmystery, his sixth solo recording. Palmystery contains a collection of all new music and features contributions by Bootsy Collins, Mike Stern, Keb Mo, Carl Denson, Jd Blair, Derico Watson, Saundra Williams, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, Will Lee, Dennis Chambers, The Lee Boys, The Wooten Brothers and others. The album showcases Wootens jazz composition and arranging skills with songs like Two Timers, Flex and Song for my Father. It also brings to the forefront his artistically humble side with the celebratory track Bass Tribute and the thought provoking I Saw God. On the same date, Wooten released The Music Lesson A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, a self-published novel about life and music. The book presold hundreds of copies before its release quickly becoming a must-read for musicians world-wide. With the success of the book came the release of The Music Lesson audiobook. Wooten lends his voice as the narrator and main character, but enlisted many of his friends and fellow musicians to read the parts of all the remaining characters. He also wrote and performed the musical score to the audio book, which was voted as a one of five finalists at the 2011 Audie Awards. Continuing in his unique fashion of delivering musical innovation and thought-provoking compositions, Wooten delivered two new CDs in 2012: Words and Tones, a collection of 14 tracks featuring various female vocalists; and the instrumental Sword and Stone. The CDs represent the various sides of Wootens approach to music, performance and songwriting, highlighted by searing bass solos. In 2013, Wooten released the soundtrack to his audio book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music on Vix Records via Compass Records distribution. The primarily instrumental soundtrack features 31 original tracks of music as scored and performed by Wooten. Additional musicians on the recording include Bla Fleck, Roy Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Howard Levy, Michael Kott and Federica Pena. Once again, the recording is a showcase for Wootens writing and scoring capabilities. Wooten continues to tour heavily with his band, which includes Wooten on electric, tenor and upright basses, cello, guitar and vocals; Krystal Peterson on vocals, keyboards, flute and drums; J. D. Blair on vocals and drums; Derico Watson on vocals and drums; Anthony Wellington on bass, keyboards, guitar and vocals; Steve Bailey on bass, keyboards, trombone and vocals; and Dave Welsch on bass, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. He recently completed a tour performing with is brothers Joeseph, Roy and Regi. The 11-city tour included stops in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maryland and New York. WOOTEN, from page 1B Museum to host fundraiserST. PETE BEACH The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host its annual fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with a social hour featuring hors doeuvres, beer and wine. At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy a live musical performance that will evoke 1890s New York City. Tickets are $25 and are available only at the museum gift shop. The museum is at 115 10th Ave., Pass-A-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the museum. Visit www.gulfbeachesmuseum.com.Pinellas County ready to ring in 2014 with events, performances Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPESay goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year in a variety of ways as Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area rings in 2014.Clearwater For a bit of blues on New Years Eve, B.B. King will perform Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will perform on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. This will be the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre and hopefully the start of a new tradition. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Community Fireworks event on New Years Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31, on Clearwater Beach. The event will take place at the stroke of midnight on the south end of the beach. These majestic fireworks are so high and so magnificent that they can be viewed from the south end of the beach and Sand Key all the way up to the north near the Sandpearl. The fireworks are absolutely free to the public. The Clearwater Beach Chamber has been able to provide this community event through many generous sponsorships. This years Presenting Sponsor is Frenchys. Grand finale sponsors are Shephards Beach Resort and the Sandpearl. Community sponsors include The Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Gas System and Whirlwind Events and Entertainment. Additional sponsorships include Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, Quality Inn on the Beach, The Tropics Boat Tours, Coconut Cove, Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Hilton Clearwater Beach, Griffin Productions, Island Estates Yacht Club, and Segway Adventures. For more information, visit www.lightitupclearwater.com. Shephards New Years Eve party will get underway Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Shephards Beach Resort, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Admission includes a great view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks display, live feed from Times Square and countdown to 2014 on a 16foot video screen, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, live music from All the Answers at the Tiki Bar and DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James. The party is for guests 21 and older with proper identification. For information, email rose mary@shephards.com or call 441-6875. A Salute to Vienna will usher in the New Year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a glorious 16th appearance with a fresh new program. Attendees will enjoy a brilliant cast of more than 75 musicians, stellar European singers, and dancers in beautiful costumes. The show will celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. The gala is presented in partnership with Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Gulfport Butchlesque New Years Eve red carpet event will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Butchlesque is a butch fashion show that showcases butch-identified lesbians displaying their individual interpretations of female masculinity. Countdown to midnight at the dance will immediately following the show. Attendees will celebrate and appreciate butch women for their roles in the LGBT community. General admission is $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Pete Prides Community Grants Program. Visit, butchlesque.com.Indian Shores A special New Years Eve menu will be available Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to midnight, at The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Cost is $39.75. Aqua Groove will be perform 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 7 p.m. late seating includes champagne toast and party favors. Regular menu items will be available on the outside decks. For information, visit www.the pubwaterfrontrestaurant.com.Palm Harbor G. David Howard will perform his fortieth New Years Eve show Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Leos Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 10 p.m. Cost is $65 which includes party favors and a champagne toast. For call 786-9110.St. Pete Beach The TradeWinds Rockin in the Midnight Hour New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., in the ballroom at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. Partiers 21 and older are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food, and fun. The locally famous Greg Billings Band will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. And, no party is complete without a dance contest. Guests also will have access to an open bar and will receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers so they can properly celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors doeuvres buffet will be the centerpiece of this years experience. A dessert display of chocolate fondue and miniature pastries will give the buffet a sweet ending. Entrance to the party is $140 a person. For party reservations and information, call 363-2258. Experience a taste of James Bond excitement on New Years Eve at the Casino Royale ballroom celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The entire fifth floor of the building thats as legendary as Bond himself will come alive New Years Eve with four Bondinspired parties all rolled into one. Cost is $175 per person including full open bar, plenty of food action stations, two DJs, a live performance by Phase 5, casino gaming and more. We want our guests to come to an iconic hotel, enjoy four different experiences and just have the time of their life, said Stephen Cummings, General Manager. Bond is a classic character and we plan on throwing one memorable, classic New Years Eve celebration to remember. So if its a night of dancing to your favorite hits, celebrating with friends or just living on the edge, Bond-style, weve got the party for you! he continued. Guests will have the advantage of attending four different parties, all in one location, each with its own character, cuisine and entertainment. Overnight packages also are available, including accommodations and two tickets to the Casino Royale event, starting from $474 a night for a two-night stay. For event and package reservations, call 360-1881, ext. 2293.St. Petersburg Swingin the New Year, a grand New Years Eve celebration for all ages, will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 6697830 or 773-0064 or visit www.TampaBaySwing.com. Performing at the event will be the 18-piece Tom Kats Big Band. The evening will feature live music, dancing and celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There also will be an introductory swingdance lesson between 8 and 9 p.m. Doors will open 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include a midnight countdown and balloon drop, a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, party favors and chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available. The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000square-foot oak dance floor. New Years and vintage attire are encouraged. St. Petersburg will ring in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more at its annual First Night St. Petersburg event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight, at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. The event will feature familyoriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. This years celebration is themed First Night, First Flight and is dedicated to Tony Jannus history-making flight from St. Pete to Tampa 100 years ago. The festivities will begin with FirstKids at the Morean Arts Center at 4 p.m., with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Art in Flight Projects from the Morean Center for Clay and Creative Clay. St. Petersburg Library is sending over a puppet show. FirstKids will finish with the Procession of Flight soaring down to the waterfront at 7 p.m. lead by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks. In Williams Park, The Warehouse Arts District Artists will light up the new year with Luminous Flight illuminated sculptural lanterns. First Night goers will be able to participate in hands-on demos by WADA artists including glass etching, flight based clay creations, and a decorating a Chinese style Dragon. There will be a Dragon Procession to the waterfront at 10 p.m. Musical stages will feature rock, jazz, bluegrass, opera, chamber music, hip-hop, alternative folk rock and sacred steel. New this year will be TASCOs Young Talent Showcase in North Straub Park. The finale stage will feature alternative folk favorites Have Gun WIll Travel and will finish the night with the sacred steel sounds of the Lee Boys. The event will feature fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight. Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburgs busy, charming sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening. For information and a complete schedule, visit www.first nightstpete.com. The HOT 101.5 New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The party will feature DJs spinning live, go-go dancers, LED screens and a midnight toast. Tickets range from $25 to $75. Call 893-7832 or visit www.the mahaffey.com.Tampa A New Years Eve party will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event. Call 813-373-0700. Attendees will ring in 2014. Admission include the all-youcan-drink party and a champagne toast at midnight. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be hosting two parties all open to the public on New Years Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. A Pop the Cork party for those 21 and older will be offered in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 a person in advance and $95 a person the day of the event. Tickets are available online at ticket master.com. Party tickets will provide four drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired appetizers, and entertainment by the Flats. Additionally, a Rockin New Years Eve Poolside Party is also scheduled at for those 21 and older from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Standing room only advance tickets are $35 a person. Visit ticket master.com. There will be entertainment courtesy of Coo Coo Ca Choo, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar. For information, call 800-9370010 visit www.seminolehard rocktampa.com. Radio Disneys Rockin Noon Years Eve Party will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Attendees will ring in the new year family style at the annual Noon Years Eve daytime celebration hosted by the zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch the clock strike noon. Activities are included with zoo admission. Visit www.lowryparkzoo.com. Local bars and bands set to party Dec. 31 Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant, 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Eccentric will perform. The event will feature champagne, midnight buffet and party favors. For reservations and information, call 736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com. Frenchys Rockaway, 7 Rockaway St., Clearwater, will feature the Charlie Hotel Band from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a break for a fireworks show around midnight. There also will be party favors and a champagne toast. Call 446-4844 or visit www.frenchysonline.com. JDs Restaurant & Lounge, 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, will feature a full schedule of music for the last day of 2013 with Red playing from noon to 4 p.m.; TBA, 4 to 8 p.m.; North 2 South, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; and Phil Tolotta at the piano bar, 8:30 p.m. Call 595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com. Jimmy Bs Beach Bar, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, will host a New Years Eve party with free cover charge. Wellstrung plays from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and Phoenix takes over for the main event, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 367-1902 or visit www.beach comberflorida.com/entertainment.asp. Makos on the Rocks, 14450 Walsingham Road, Largo, will feature the band Hunks of Funk for its New Years Eve party. There will be party favors and a toast at midnight. Call 595-6256 or visit www.makosontherocks.com. Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, is hosting a New Years Eve party with Den of Thieves on the main stage. Call 393-7616 or visit www.screwielouiesbarandgrille.com. The Dunedin Smokehouse, 471 Main St., Dunedin, will host its countdown to 2014 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jeriko Turnpike will perform. There will be party favors, drink specials and food all with no cover charge. Call 736-2227 or visit www.the dunedinsmokehouse.com.

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Classieds 5B Leader, December 26, 2013 485. Help WantedSERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. RESIDENT AIDES Pinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. 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Call compassionate attorneyLauren Feingold866.633.039724 Hours / 7 DaysFL Bar #0958107 120513 95. Property Mgmt. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 190. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesTREASURE ISLAND, Gorgeous 1BR/1BA, Deeded Boat Slip! Minutes To Johns Pass. Walking Distance To Beach! $175,000. Virginia Wyman, Coldwell Banker, (813)610-0074. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS Extra large 1BR/1BA First Floor. End unit, extra windows. Screened Porch. Storage Closet. $37,900. Call Diane (727)410-6388. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,500. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To Bus Terminal. $425/Mo. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Quiet Location. Ranch Style, Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, No Traffic Cul-de-Sac. $825/Mo. Neg. (412)741-6339. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs January rates starting at $395/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, Annual. $2,200/Month. Under Ground Parking. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual Lease Only. No Pets. Non-Smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. SAND KEY CONDO Best Location On Intracoastal. Walk To Beach. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished. New Appliances, Remodeled. W/D. Nonsmoking. $1,750/Mo. Annual. (201)323-5717. NEW YEAR, NEW HOME!1 bedroom / 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartments From $760/month Includes water/sewer & trash. Call Imperial Palms Today! (727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 122613 SEA TOWERS Lexington Bldg 7th Floor 2BR/2BA, Million Dollar View Totally Renovated. w/Hardwood Floors. Available 2/1/14, Full-Time/ Seasonal Donna (508)326-6097 Lee (727)391-3900 REDINGTON SHORES 3BR/2BA, 1,581 sq ft Overlooking the Gulf. Pet Friendly. Best Pool in the Area, and the Beach is your Backyard! $1,850/Month. Serious inquiries E-mail: lpage@glassratner.com 195. 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Submit application to Vincent Tenaglia, City of Madeira Beach, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Closing date: open until filled CERTIFIED MED TECH Needed ASAP. 3rd Shift 11pm-7am. Must have past Level II Background Check. 1/Year Experience Preferred. Contact office (727)586-1969 STYLIST WANTEDCommission or Chair Rental Available. Salon 314, 314 West Bay Drive. Jacqueline, (727)584-2470. PRINTING OPERATORS NEEDED PrimeNet is a fast growing, Direct Marketing Service Organization in Largo. We currently have FT/ PT openings available in; Offset and Digital Printing, and Machine Operators. Experience a plus, but we can train. Send resume to HR@primenet.com Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index December 26, 2013 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 20, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 19, NoonJanuary 2, 2014 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 27, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 26, NoonF OR A DVERTISING & E DITORIAL 120513 PUBLIC NOTICEPinellas Heights Senior Apartments located at 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778 is OPENING the waitlists for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Seniors 62 years or older on January 1, 2014. Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments is a BRAND NEW community. The rental rates for these apartments are based on 30% of household income. The PCHA will be accepting pre-applications for Section 8 Project-based Voucher assisted units for Pinellas Heights only. This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Pre-applications are available via internet www.pinellashousing.com or at the below locations: Pre-applications will ONLY be accepted by U.S. MAIL. Pre-applications must be mailed to: Pinellas County Housing Authority 11479 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33778 NO PRE-APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON OR BY FAX. PCHA 11479 Ulmerton Rd Largo, FL 33778 Crystal Lakes Manor 4200 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Palm Lake Village 1515 County Road 1 Dunedin, FL 34698 Handicapped and/or disabled applicants: If you are unable to pick up an application at one of the locations above you may call 727-443-7684 ext. 3124 and request a pre-application to be mailed to you. TTY: (800) 955-8771 TTD: (800) 955-8770 122613 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. Thinking of Buying? 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6B Professional Services Leader, December 26, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES We offer stress-free pet sitting in the comfort of your own home. Let our professional staff give your pets plenty of love and attention while youre away! Where your pets are treated like familyInsured, bonded and NAPPS certified. Reasonable rates!121213E To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 525. Medical Help 522. Careers 885. Autos Wanted Experienced Energy Reps Work for the #1 Room in the Market Place! (Clearwater FL) Come find out for yourself why our agents make this room the best place to work! We buy leads constantly! $20 per deal! Guaranteed Minimum of $400 per week or your commissions whatever is greater! Limited space available so call or stop by now to secure your space on the team! If you are tired of how little money you are making at your current room come and check us out! Level2Direct LLC A Level Above (727)216-7491 PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS ANALYST (Largo, FL): Assess/analyze operations data; develop logistics to improve operations; implement daily operational quality/ cost strategies. Masters deg (or foreign equiv.) in Bus Admin., Health Serv. Admin., or rel, + knowledge of bus analysis, forecasting, marketing. In lieu of a Masters deg, will accept Bachelors deg (or its foreign equiv) in above listed fields, + 5 yrs of progressive exp in bus. analysis, forecasting, marketing. Send resume/cover letter to Edwards Pharmacy of Indian Rocks, LLC, 12071 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774 SECURITY GUARD Pinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-10pm, including weekends and holidays. Greets and monitors visitors and residents coming and going from the building. Monitors per established schedules emergency and safety equipment; assist residents & family members with minor maintenance issues patrols property; answers phone lines and dispatches calls; completes appropriate forms as required. We are looking for a dependable, experienced candidate that has great customer service skills and a desire to serve. Please send resume to:Margaret.kristall@brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, Weekends Only 2pm-10pm. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Laundry & Maintenance w/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Experience. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 LOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 597. Coins & StampsCOIN SPECIAL! Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, .98 Each. Silver Certificates, $1.98. Buying Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Old Comic Books. Buy/ Sell/ Trade. (727)967-1482 600. MerchandiseHOLIDAY GOWN, Long, Full, Tafetta, Pastel Lavender, Size 12. Paid $400, Asking $75 OBO. (727)586-5572. 660. Wanted to BuyCASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 700. Pets & AnimalsCHRISTMAS BABIES! Chihuahua/ Yorkie, One Tea Cup Female, $500. One Male, $400. HURRY! (727)595-0727. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393WE BUY CARS Any Condition, New, Old or Junk. No Title & Liens OK! (813)418-7927 or (727)493-5302 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. Any condition, make, year or model. We pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. (813)516-0847, (727)495-3516. $400 & Up Minimum Guaranteed for Junk Vehicles, State Approved Disposal. Serving Pinellas 25 Years. (727)458-3721, (727)564-0831 MIN. $400 CASH For Junk Cars & Trucks In Pinellas Cty. Top $ Paid. All Tampa Bay. State Approved Disposal Site. Free Tow. (727)710-1702. 090513-2 The Good, The Bad The UglyCall Now727-400-1910 Got a Car You Wanna Sell022113 AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLINGRUNNING OR NOT, TITLE OR NO TITLE MON. SUN. 9AM 9PM FREE TOW 24/7 SE HABLA ESPAOL(727)286-3209www.WBCFast.com112113WE PAY $400 TO $6,000 CASH! 910. Boat SlipsWET SLIPS FOR RENTFrom 25-55. Sail Or Power. Easy Access To Gulf. Madeira Beach. Ample Parking $7.55/ Foot (727)641-6465. 915. Boat-Marine Svc.TOMS SPECIALIZED MARINE LLC Yamaha and Mercury Outboard Repair & Repowering. Custom Electronics & Rigging. Winterizing & Seasonal Service. Authorized LandnSea Distributor. Reasonable Rates. (727)744-4352 975. Garage-Yard SalesCHAPEL TREASURES! An Unusual Thrift Shop Full Of Fine Things. Friday & Saturday, 8AM-12PM, 12601 Park Blvd. Seminole. (727)391-2919. We Accept Donations And Drop Offs As Well. coth@coth.org AC & Heating AC & Heating Carpet Cleaning Ceilings Cleaning/Janitorial Computer Services Concrete $19 Service Special! AC/ Heating Tune-Ups, Repairs, Duct Work and Installs. Same Day Service! Credit Cards Accepted! Licensed/ Insured CAC1817421 velocityairconditioning.com (727)768-7882 HALES A/C SERVICE, INC. Reliable, Same-Day Service On All Brands. Free Estimate on Replacement. (727)398-5515. #CAC055503. www.halesac.com SALES SERVICE REPAIRSNo Overtime (7:30am-7:30pm) Except Sundays & HolidaysREFER A FRIEND PROGRAMSOLAR POWERED ATTIC FANSDRYER VENT CLEANING & REPLACEMENTFREE SECOND OPINIONS & ESTIMATES TO REPLACEDUCT TESTING, REPAIR, & REPLACEMENTLOAD CALCULATIONS FOR PROPER SIZING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH A/C YOU REALLY NEEDATTIC INSULATIONwww.AirFlo-ErwoodAC.comCAC1816535 (727)528-1227 100313 AC & HEATING REPAIR SPECIALIST UV LIGHTS, MOBILE HOMES, DUCT WORK, SALES, SERVICE, INSTALLATIONS. IHKSERVICES.COM LIC#CAC057961, INSURED. (727)487-4223 Appliance RepairLORICCOS APPLIANCE SVC. Repairs On All Major Appliances & Gas Appliances. $20 Off w/Ad. (727)393-2774 CabinetsWE BEAT HOME-CENTER PRICES 38/Years. Made in our shop. Reface, Repaint, Replace. (727)536-0859, (727)504-0953 Lic#C9362. www.cometcabinetsinc.com ALL WOOD CABINETS, Countertops. Reface/Replace. Free Estimates, Computer Design. 30 Yrs. #C-9055. (727)391-0959. MC/Visa/Discover. 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Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com ST. PETE COMPUTERS 9150 49th Street N, Pinellas Park (727)490-7664 Computer & Laptop Repair, Virus & Spyware Removal. Tune-ups/ Data Transfer/ Upgrades. Refurbished Computers, Laptops. Visit www.stpetepc.com for Coupon & Hardware Specials. Onsite service available. We Buy Broken Laptops ConcreteCONCRETE N BLOCKDMQ Group. State-Certified Contractor, #CGC036131. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. Since 1980. (727)637-5419, (727)393-7697. 082213 Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. Door RepairsPatio Door Repair Specialist I Get Them Sliding Again No Installations. Angies List 2007-2008, 2010-2012 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353. www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com DraperiesCUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. 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For the BEST selection of used vehicles, check our classied pages Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach hundreds of potential buyers daily. Call today for our new LOWER rates and to place your ad. ZOOM IN ON A BUYER ZOOM IN ON A BUYER9911 SEMINOLE BLVD 727-397-5563 FREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. Husband & Wife Cleaning Team Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation Rentals. Quality Guaranteed. Bonded, References. (727)403-8051. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING General House Cleaning, New Construction Cleaning, After Hours Cleaning Available. Licensed, Insured. (727)692-8860. HOME CLEANING Organizing. Available. Over 30 Years Exp. Lic. Ins. References. Largo Resident Since 1990. Quality, Detailed, Fair Prices. My Supplies (Mild Products Available). (727)460-0923 EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other!References Upon Request.Sebastian, (570)878-7737,(727)474-5402.

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Professional Services 7B Leader, December 26, 2013 Home Improvement Electrical Mobile Home Maintenance Plumbing Roofing Tile Installation $25 OFF ELECTRIC WORK Same-Day Service www.ThetaElectric.com All Calls Answered. No Job Too Small! Lic/ Insured. EC13004626. Military/ Senior Discounts. (727)475-2923. HASENEY Electrical Services Best Rates in Area. 35-Years Experience. Present this ad for the 5% discount. Insured. VISA/MC. EC13001677. (727)441-8434 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS We Have The Solution! All Electrical Repairs/Installs. Fuses to Breakers! Senior Discounts! #ER13012577. (727)512-4250. Garage DoorsFREE ESTIMATES! DOORS/ OPENERS Installations/ Repairs. I Fix It Or Its Free!! C-8821/Ins. Advanced Garage Door Services.(727)585-3525 BROKEN DOOR? Springs Cables Rollers Prompt & Affordable Service. Discount Garage Doors & Openers. Lic#C-10162. (727)784-8481 ANYTIME! 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Largo football coach steps downRick Rodriguez, Pinellas winningest coach, to help choose a replacement By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The football players at Largo High found out Dec. 19 that theirs would be the last team Rick Rodriguez would coach. They were the first people to know, Rodriguez said, explaining that he called the teenagers in during lunch. It was a very emotional meeting for me, and also some of the kids. It was hard. The Packers won their ninth district title in a row this year, tied for the record with Plant High School in Tampa. They also lengthened their winning streak in district play to 43 games. Rodriguez, who will be 61 next month, has the best career winning percentage in Pinellas County: 123-40. Since joining the Largo High staff in 2000, hes never had a losing season. He was the fastest coach in the country to lead his team to 100 wins, pulling off the feat in 12 seasons. But all good things come to an end. Its time to step down Ive done what I could there, Rodriguez said. Its time to let a young coach take over. Rodriguez will remain on staff at Largo, teaching physical education, weight training and health. Hell be part of the team to search for his replacement as head coach. Everythings set. Weve got a good team coming back for next year, and well find a good replacement, he said. Rodriguez said hes been contemplating the move for a while, and wanted to finish with a great season. We had a lot of talented athletes (this year). But then we got a couple of kids that got suspended that hurt our goals, he said. Still, the Packers made it to the first round of state playoffs. They lost in a close 56ers bring holiday cheer to PinecrestThe Christmas season is a special time for the Tampa Bay 56ers. The group of about 60 members, who share the common interest of collecting and displaying Department 56 villages, buildings and accessories, meet throughout the year. But their activities culminate in December. ... Page 3A.LARGO Nursing students deliver bearsNew moms still exhausted from childbirth had another reason to smile as USF College of Nursing students and alums handed out special teddy bears as part of the B.E.A.R.S. program. ... Page 14A.HEALTH POLICE BEATPolice arrest two men for meth Largo police officers arrested two Largo men Dec. 17, after reportedly finding a large amount of methamphetamine, cash and crack pipes when they encountered them at a motel. ... Page 6A.COUNTYDont trash the holidaysPinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. ... Page 5A.Pinellas unemployment was 6 percent Novembers rate reects continual decline ... Page 8A. Spend an evening with five-time Grammy winner, bass guitarist Jan. 3 ... 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Exp. 1/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Photo by TOM GERMONDLargo High head football coach Rick Rodriguez talks with his team at the start of the 2012 season. He has the best career winning percentage in Pinellas County: 123-40 See COACH, page 4A Promoting a new programWatering restrictions start Dec. 26 By SUZETTE PORTERBeginning Dec. 26, Pinellas County residents must go back to a once-a-week watering schedule. The Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board declared a Phase II Water Shortage Dec. 17. Due to reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the board voted to implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Hours when watering is allowed also is reduced. Restrictions for lawn watering will be in effect throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties through at least March 1, 2014. We are asking residents to be prudent with their water use, especially outdoor irrigation, at this time, Swiftmud Chairman Carlos Beruff said. During the winter months you can often skip a week or more, as most lawns and landscape plants do not need as much water. Pinellas County Utilities customers using potable, well, lake or pond water may irrigate one day a week (Monday to Friday) before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. according to the following schedule: Addresses ending in 0 or 1 may only water on Mondays Addresses ending in 2 or 3 may only water on Tuesdays Addresses ending in 4 or 5 may only water on Wednesdays Addresses ending in 6 or 7 may only water on Thursdays Im so proud, said Jilienes father Don Bronto. Im telling all my office mates and my co-workers. They always take pictures while driving down Ulmerton. Jilienes parents, Don and Geraldine Bronto of Clearwater, brother Joshua and several family friends came to watch the billboard signing. Don Bronto said Joshua was the real recycling advocate of the family. He then influenced my daughter, he said. The billboard with Tiffanys drawing is on Starkey Road, south of East Bay Drive, but much higher than city officials Popularity of craft beer may lead to code change Contest winners take a ride high above Largo By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Ten-year-old contest winners Jiliene Bronto and Tiffany Zhou were hoisted high into the air Dec. 18 to sign a billboard promoting Largos new recycling program. I could see my school, said Jiliene, who attends Pinellas Preparatory Academy, not far from where the billboard rose above the Laredo Car Wash, at 8040 Ulmerton Road. Neither girl was afraid of heights, both bravely waving to their friends and family as the Largo Fire Rescue engine ladder slowly lifted them into the air. They signed the billboard featuring Jilienes colored-pencil drawing, depicting the Earth and the recycling logo, surrounded by recyclables and seven people representing the seven continents. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESFrom left, Largo Fire Lt. Lance Michael and recycling coordinator Marissa Segunda wave with contest winners Jiliene Bronto and Tiffany Zhou as they rise into the air. Photo by WAYNE WILLIAMSTiffany Zhou waves from the bucket of the Largo Fire Rescue truck as she and Jiliene Bronto sign the billboard featuring Jilienes winning contest Dec. 18. Tiffanys drawing is on a billboard at Starkey Road. See RECYCLING, page 4A See WATER, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER No one commented during the first public hearing Dec. 10 on a proposal to amend county code to allow dispensing of alcoholic beverages in an M-1 zoning district. A second public hearing is scheduled on Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m., in the Fifth Floor Assembly Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St. According to a staff report, the county has received many inquiries about the manufacturing and dispensing of alcoholic beverages from the craft beer industry. A report from the Local Planning Agency, which voted 4-0, Nov. 14, in favor of an amendment, said the countys current zoning code does not adequately address the range of activities that can be associated with local breweries/manufacturers. Examples include breweries with tasting rooms and operations that would like to sell and dispense their product for onsite and offsite consumption as permitted by state law. These activities can be important marketing elements for a manufacturing/distribution operation, the LPA said. Currently, county code only allows dispensing of alcoholic beverages within zoning districts C-1 (neighborhood commercial district), C-2 (general retail commercial and limited services district), C-3 (commercial, wholesale, warehousing and limited services district), CP (commercial parkway district) and IPD (industrial, planned development district), but not M-1 (light manufacturing and industry district). However, code does allow manufacturers in M-1 zones to sell their products on a retail basis as long as the retail use is an accessory to the primary use and does not exceed 25 percent of the building area. The LPA and the countys Planning and Development Services staff recommend amending the code to allow retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages in the M-1 zoning district. A report from the LPA states that allowing dispensing for on-premises and off-premises consumption could enhance market potential and offer community vitality and contribute to the local economy. 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TORRESLARGO The Christmas season is a special time for the Tampa Bay 56ers. The group of about 60 members, who share the common interest of collecting and displaying Department 56 villages, buildings and accessories, meet throughout the year. But their activities culminate in December. Most people that are in this club are very excited when Christmastime comes, because theyre all Christmastype people, Denis Gillen said. They see someone else having a good time and it makes them feel good too. For the last four years, seven of the Pinellas Countybased members take on the task of setting up a display off the main lobby of Pinecrest Place, an independent living, assisted living and memory care facility in Largo. This is our charity work for the community to come to communities like this and give back something to the people who cant get out, Gillen said. We get nothing but positive feedback from all the people who come in here. The village is part of the festive atmosphere of Pinecrests main lobby, which also is filled with Christmas trees. It speaks to the tradition of many of the residents. It seems like the age of most of these people, they grew up with villages under their trees and trains, said Marcia Pagnotta. When we start to put it up, theyre very excited to have their childhood brought back to the surface again. The Tampa Bay 56ers was first charted on Sept. 11, 1993. When the club began coming up with ways to give back several years ago, they played Santa Claus for a family of children whose parents were in jail and who were being cared for by their grandmother. Another year, they collected donations for Toys for Tots, giving $1,500 of bicycles one year and $1,000 the next. That was before the club recognized that giving back could involve what they already did best: setting up villages throughout Tampa Bay. We decided we could put our efforts into this and reach more people and make more people happy. So thats what our object has been, explained Conrad Karause. Aside from the village at Pinecrest, the group sets up a village in Hillsborough, one in Sarasota and another in Pasco. They have a children-friendly North Pole village at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg, and one at the Safety Harbor library. For each village, theres a different group that does it, explained Joyce Gillen. They put their own spin on it, her husband, Denis, added. In former years, the group of retirees have set up the villages at Pinecrest using pieces from the Dickens Village series and the Original Snow Village. This is the first year theyve used the Christmas in the City series. Its a more complicated setup, they explained. When you do Christmas in the City, you got to do sidewalks, you got to do street lamps, Denis Gillen explained. We had to think this one out. It took about four days to finish the project this year. Many residents of Pinecrest take special interest in the display and come to watch the progress each day. Toward the end of the project, Joyce Gillen set up her sewing machine on the floor to finish the skirt around the table. One of the residents came in and sat down on the floor to help her. She was really nice, Joyce Gillen said. They enjoy it. The display features some iconic and expensive pieces: The Times Tower, complete with the Times Square Ball, the Empire State Building and, newly released this year: the Chrysler Building, priced at $250. Weve got some money invested in these things, Karause said. The 56ers biggest expense isnt the pieces themselves, however, but the cost of storing the ones they own as a club. The club rents storage to house the shelves of buildings and accessories as well as the miniature trees, tables and plexiglass at the cost of $1,700 to $1,800 annually. Its starting to create a drain on finances, Denis Gillen said. Its a concern with us of how were going to pay for storage. The club used to raise money by helping out at Raymond James Stadium, but no longer has that opportunity. Theyve been paying storage fees from those dwindling funds. The club has had requests for more villages, but can only do so many, Denis Gillen said. Were trying to do as much as we can, but it also depends on how many members we have and how many resources we have, he explained. The club often accepts donations of buildings and accessories from the community, sometimes when people move or downsize or pass away and their surviving relatives dont know what to do with the buildings. If you donate to us, we will be sharing it with other people, Denis Gillen said. They just arent going to be forgotten. Theyre gonna still continue to bring happiness to somebody. To view the Christmas in the City display, visit Pinecrest Place at 1150 Eighth Ave. SW., in Largo. Call 581-8142. Above, Tampa Bay 56ers, from left, Marcia Pagnotta, Conrad Karuse, Joyce and Denis Gillen, Sharon Eischen and George Pagnotta, stand beside this years holiday display at Pinecrest Place Dec. 19. Not pictured of the group that helped set up the display is Nadine Carey. At left, George Pagnotta points out some of the detail of the display. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESThe retired Department 56 piece The Times Tower, featuring the Times Square Ball, is one of 38 buildings in the display at Pinecrest Place in Largo. The display is designed to represent the oldtime streets of New York City.

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4A Community Leader, December 26, 2013Tips for Target customersExperts give advice on protecting financial information By SUZETTE PORTERFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity in light of the latest security breach at Target stores nationwide. Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 should be especially cautious, Bondi said in a press release. Target confirmed the security breach in a statement released Dec. 19. We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it, according to a statement posted at Target.com. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the cards expiration date and CVV. Target said it was working with a leading thirdparty forensics firm to investigate the incident and examine additional measures to help prevent incidents in the future. Target informed the public that it had alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after the unauthorized access was confirmed. We are putting our full resources behind these efforts, Target said in its statement. Target recommends that consumers closely review account statements and take advantage of free credit reports. Consumers who discover any suspicious or unusual activity on their accounts or suspect fraud should report it immediately to their financial institutions. Better Business Bureau also offered some advice for Target customers. First of all, if you used a credit card at Target in the past few weeks, dont panic, said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. You are not liable for any fraudulent charges on your account, and there are some simple things you can do to make sure your card was not used fraudulently. Target has already issued a warning for consumers and is working with banks and credit card issuers to alert them to which numbers were stolen, Hurt added. You can expect to hear from your bank if your card information is identified as having been compromised, and you can always call the customer service number on your card if you have a question. Bondi and BBB offer the following tips to help keep financial information safe. Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transactions. If such transactions are found, contact your financial institution immediately. Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference them with your credit and banking statements. To place a fraud alert or check a credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, 1-800525-6285; Experian, 1-888-397-3742; or Transunion, 1-800-680-7289. If you suspect you are the victim of identity theft, call your local law enforcement agency. For more information about identity theft, visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). Target customers with concerns about the security breach can call 866-852-8680.Customers who used a non-Target credit or debit card at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 with questions or concerns should contact the issuing bank by calling the number on the back of the card. game against Tampas Jefferson High School 25-17. All in all, it was a great season, Rodriguez said. We had some great games. In fact, Rodriguez said one of the top victories of his coaching career happened this season against Venice Oct. 18. The Packers were down 21-7 with four minutes left in the game. After a defensive stop, quarterback Donavan Hale made some big plays with some key passes that resulted in a touchdown. Though the Packers started their final drive in the middle of the field, they made no progress on the first three downs. But then Reggie Campbell caught a long pass on fourth down and scored six. As they lined up to kick the extra point, Venice drew an offsides penalty that moved the line of scrimmage closer to the goal line. So I decided to go for two, Rodriguez said. We had a shot. With no more time on the clock, the Packers scored to secure the 22-21 victory. The win was characteristic of his hard-working team, Rodriguez said. Most high school players, down by two touchdowns so late in the last quarter, would give up. Largo kids always fought to the last second, Rodriguez said. We won quite a few games with that, at the last second. Rodriguez, who has coached high school football for 37 years, said he was grateful that he got a chance to be head coach at Largo. I appreciate the administrators who have been tremendous. (Former principal) Barbara Thornton, (athletic directors) Glenn Koutney and Eric Allen took a chance on me and I am so grateful, he stated. Rodriguez was an assistant coach in Ripley, Tenn., for seven years and at Clearwater High for 16 years. He applied for head coach and was turned at several Pinellas schools before Largo gave him a chance. The type of kids you get at Largo are hard-working kids. They love the game of football, Rodriguez said. I knew it was going to be a special place for me. A solid work ethic makes for a good football team, he said. Rodriguez helped instill that in his players though his own example. The job of head coach is a full-time commitment, even during the off-season workouts, he said. I havent taken a vacation in 37 years. I made the kids go to work, and I was there with them in the summertime, Rodriguez explained. If you want to be head coach, youve got to be committed. You cant be a part-timer. If you become a part-timer, the players become part timers. And then theres no chemistry there. Youre done. Twice in Rodriguezs career, Largo was one game away from the state finals, in 2007 and 2008. Those years, Packers had 13-1 and 122 seasons, respectively. Three of Rodriguezs players at Largo played in the NFL: Dexter McCluster, a 2006 graduate currently playing for the Kansas City Chiefs; Leonard Johnson, a 2008 graduate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback, and Marcus Paschal, who first signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007. Twenty-two of his players went on to play football at Division I colleges or universities, and 16 have played at Division II or III. Looking back, Im most proud of helping players get to college, Rodriguez stated. Seeing kids graduate with a college degree thats my biggest accomplishment. Rodriguez earned his own bachelors degree in education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He was named the Pinellas County Coach of the Year in 2005. In 2001, he was one of two coaches to represent Florida at the National Football League Summit. Even shortly after the announcement, Rodriguez said he had a lot of acknowledgments and thanks from his players and the community through emails and Twitter. Not only is he an outstanding coach, but he has also served as a role model for young men during his tenure, stated Largo High School principal Brad Finkbiner. I am sure those who have played for him have learned valuable life lessons they can pass on to young people they encounter. Rodriguez wanted to thank the Largo community for their support. Mainly, the players and the parents and families. They sacrifice to play the greatest game in the world: football, he said. The lessons high school players learn in football last a lifetime, he said. Rodriguez and his coaches always taught good character, discipline and team commitment, to help them become better men and good citizens, he said. We really stress that as a team: if you work together as a unit, good things happen to them, he said. And we had a lot of good things happen to us. The school will be searching for a new head coach in early 2014, in time to take over before spring practices. Email Rodriguez at rodriguezr@pcsb.org. felt comfortable taking the girls. Tiffany, who attends Ridgecrest Elementary School, said her drawing was similar to Jilienes. It was fun drawing it and thinking of it, she said. Neither girl said they had expected to win. The Bronto family submitted Jilienes drawing on the deadline day of the contest. Tiffany, the daughter of Shaw Zhou and Wenying Zhao of St. Petersburg, said she was very excited to learn she had won. I was jumping around in excitement, Tiffany said Almost 200 children, grades kindergarten through fifth grade entered the city of Largos mixed recycling billboard contest. The billboards advertise Largos new curbside recycling program, which will collect 11 more types of recyclables than before in wheeled carts similar to residents current trash carts. Tiffany and Jiliene are both in fourth grade and both play piano. Jiliene plays tennis and loves to sing. Tiffany takes table tennis lessons and said she often draws people and nature. She admitted that she hadnt practiced her signature, as she peered up at the tall billboard and watched the firefighters prepare the ladder for her ascent. You think that signature is going to be famous one day? asked Tiffanys godfather, John Scott. Tiffany looked contemplative. Maybe some day, she said.Expanded recycling to start soonBeginning in January, the city will start delivering blue recycling carts with lids that can be rolled to the curb for pick up on residents recycle day. We wanted to give people enough time to fill them up, said the citys recycling manager Marissa Segunda. Starting in February, the city will collect colored glass, plastics Nos. 1 through 7, paper cartons and metal food cans. Residents have often been confused by what they can and cant recycle, Solid Waste Manager Michael Gordon stated in a press release. Thanks to the technology of new sorting facilities in the area, we are finally able to recycle so much more. Residents do not need to sort the recyclables in the new program. Everything can be tossed in the cart. The first collection of mixed recyclables is scheduled Feb. 3. For more information about the program, including a full list of acceptable materials, visit LargoRecyclesMore.com. Addresses ending in 8 or 9 may only water on Fridays Rights-of-way, common areas and other no address locations may only water on Fridays The water shortage declaration also places the restrictions for the following: Watering of new lawns and plants must follow an establishment period exemption schedule Sprinkler-like devices used on a lawn for recreational purposes shall be limited to the lawn and landscape restrictions Recreational devices such as wading pools, water slides, etc. shall discharge or empty onto a lawn or landscape area that requires irrigation Homeowners associations and other entities must suspend any requirement to replace lawns or engage in other activity that increases water use Residents who water by hand or use micro-irrigation can still water any day within the allowed hours. Swiftmud said that the tighter watering restrictions take into account that the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir is currently under renovation, meaning that water from the Alafia River was not able to be stored during the summer rainy season for use during the subsequent dry season. The C.W. Bill Young Reservoir is a major water supply source for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Pinellas County officials say if conditions do not improve, more aggressive conservation action may become necessary, including stringent enforcement, such as issuing citations or fines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Control Center predicts that precipitation will be below normal in much of Tampa Bay including Pinellas County through at least the end of March with a chance of a more normal rain pattern beginning in April or May. Swiftmud can change water restrictions at any time and with little notice. Utilities customers are responsible for staying up to date on restrictions and watering schedules. Violations may result in a $193 fine. Pinellas County Utilities can sign up to receive email notifications to subscribed customers when schedules change as a courtesy. Dont miss these important notifications. Customers are encouraged to go to www.pinellascounty.org/utilities and click on the Utilities My eAccount button to add or update their email address. For more information, contact Customer Service at 464-4000. County residents who are not customers of Pinellas County Utilities should check with their water provider for watering schedules and other information. code address noise and traffic concerns and should not be a problem, the LPA said. County staff and the LPA agree that the amendment is consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and its goals and policies, including the Planning to Stay Element, Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element and the Economic Element. The Planning to Stay Element seeks to improve the countys appeal as a place to live and work and targets improving the quality of the urban and natural environment, while protecting community character, supporting economic development and enhancing the lives of all segments of the countys population. Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element targets improving the quality of life by creating diverse and walkable destinations with choices in housing, services, workplaces and travel modes. The Economic Element focuses on achieving a business climate that promotes and supports local business retention, expansion and diversity. CRAFT BEER, from page 1A WATER, from page 1A RECYCLING, from page 1A Photo by WAYNE WILLIAMSContest winners Tiffany Zhou, left, and Jiliene Bronto pose with the crayons they used to the sign the billboard, pictured behind them, which features Jilienes design and promotes Largos expanded recycling program. The girls used real markers to leave signatures on the sign, which can be seen from Ulmerton Road. COACH, from page 1AHoliday parade Largo Lions set January meetingsLARGO The Largo Lions Club will begin meeting in a new location in the new year. The club will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 6:30 p.m., at BeefOBradys, 13847 Walsingham Road. The club usually meets on first and third Wednesdays, but had to change its January meeting times due to New Years Day. For information, visit www.largolionsclub.orgSenior Solos meet in the new yearLARGO Senior Solos invite all singles age 55 and older to ring in the New Year with lunch and conversation Jan. 1, 1 p.m., at Golden Corral, 10050 Ulmerton, Largo. The group will have its first meeting of the year Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. Bring a dish to share and $2 or $5 to this potluck lunch. After a vote on new officers, a representative from Hospice will speak with humor on serious issues. For information, email Lois Jolley at Loisjolley@aol.com or call 544-8947. Above, the Pinellas Park High School marching band entertains onlookers at the Pinellas Park Holiday Parade on Dec. 14. At left, Santa Claus came to town on the back of a Pinellas Park fire truck. Below, Pinellas Park T-Birds football cheerleaders call out to the crowd while riding in the parade. At right, Florida English Bulldog Rescue brought some bulldogs in need of a home.Photos by JIM LAYFIELD

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Tampa Bays Premiere barber shop. 727-588-7755 Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve8am-3pm News brieyCounty tackles flood insurance CLEARWATER Pinellas County is creating a coalition of community leaders to work on issues surrounding changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program. In a letter from County Commission chairman Ken Welch, written on behalf of the Pinellas County Commission, he states that the group effort is to develop a cooperative, broad-based and data driven approach to dealing with the issues. A key part of the strategy is to enlist the active engagement of every city in Pinellas County and develop an accurate portrayal of the nature and magnitude of the impacts our communities will face, dispelling the myth that this only affects the rich living on the beach, said Welch. It is a much different and pervasive problem. Changes made to the program is expected to affect more families and businesses in Pinellas County than in any other community in the nation and the effects of rising insurance rates are being felt in the local real estate market. Wendy Nero, Pinellas Countys manager of intergovernmental relations, will be leading the effort for Pinellas County in coordination with Pam Dubov, Pinellas County property appraiser. The plan is set to begin in January.PSTA rolls out eight new SmartBusesST. PETERSBURG Elected officials, PSTA board members and agency staff gathered outside the PSTA Administrative Headquarters Dec. 18 for a virtual ribbon cutting to mark the roll out of eight brand-new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses, some of which are being used in a new Wi-Fi test program. Were not only celebrating the addition of new buses to our growing fleet of hybrids, but were also celebrating a new test program for providing free WiFi service for our passengers, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. We have outfitted 10 vehicles with Wi-Fi systems and so far the project is going very well. The pilot Wi-Fi vehicles are running along six different routes and officials say that if the initial successes continue, they could have the entire fleet outfitted with free Wi-Fi access within the next six months. Miller said the Wi-Fi service is just one of many improvements planned for the transit system to help give the community a better, more productive and more enjoyable riding experience. To demonstrate the Wi-Fi system, officials downloaded a video of a ribbon being cut and played it on a big-screen TV in lieu of cutting an actual ribbon. With the addition of the eight new hybrids, PSTA now has 40 of the fuel efficient buses out of a fleet total of 188 full sized vehicles. Additionally, eight more hybrids are on order and scheduled for delivery in late 2014. The diesel-electric vehicles average a 56 percent increase in fuel economy over standard diesel models and the new buses will be replacing older nonhybrid vehicles that have reached the end of their 12-year life span.Dont trash the holidays: Reduce, reuse and recycleCLEARWATER The holidays are a season for giving but we often end up giving too much to the landfill. Holiday gift wrap, cardboard and party goods add up to truckloads of extra garbage. Pinellas County Utilities urges residents to start reduce, reuse and recycle traditions to trim holiday waste. Green holiday tips: Give an eco-friendly present such as a gift card, zoo pass, event ticket or fishing license instead of items that will ultimately be thrown away. Give the gift of time, such as a lunch invitation or a picnic at the beach. Bring a reusable bag, or skip the bag, when you shop for the holidays. Look for recycled content when buying items such as greeting cards. Consider buying items with less packaging. Make room for new items by collecting clothes, toys or household items to donate to charity. Buy rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable, for electronic holiday gifts. Reuse holiday wrappings such as gift bags, ribbons and bows. Reuse packing materials such as boxes or plastic peanuts. Set up a recycling bin for cans and bottles at holiday parties. Entertain with reusable dishes, silverware and cloth napkins instead of disposable items. Replace incandescent Christmas lights with energy-efficient LED lights. Recycle cardboard and holiday papers (used gift wrap, tissue paper or greeting cards) with mixed paper at curbside or drop-off. For a list of local recycling programs, visit www.pinel lascounty.org/recycle. Find a new home for usable items that have been replaced by visiting our A to Z Guide at www.pinellascounty.org /utilities/getridofit. Recycle your Christmas tree. Most cities in Pinellas County collect trees for recycling either at curbside or drop-off sites. For information about Christmas tree recycling in Pinellas County visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/getridofit/xmas_tr ee_recycling.pdf. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSHoliday trash adds truckloads of extra garbage to the landfill. Riders climb aboard a dieselelectric hybrid SmartBus.Photo courtesy of PSTA Tampa Bay Newspapers print publications are online at www.TBNweekly.com. Look for the Visit TBNs FREE e-Edition today link on the top right-hand page or go directly to e-edition.TBNweekly.com. We dont publish every article or photo on our regular webpages. However, you can see everything in the weekly publications plus the advertisements in the e-Edition version. You also can send stories to friends via email or download a PDF of a single page or the entire newspaper to share.

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Late the night of Dec. 17, Officers Kreig Lake and Steel Nardozzi made contact with Nevel after he entered the Suburban Extended Stay motel at 6500 Ulmerton Road and immediately returned to his vehicle. Officers found multiple crack pipes and other paraphernalia in the vehicle. While they investigated, the registered owner of the vehicle, Hiskey, pulled into the motel. He allowed officers to search him. They found large baggies of methamphetamine, $3,000 in fifty-dollar bills and a pipe, which he admitted to using for meth. Through the encounter, the department seized the two vehicles and $2,964, which the subjects admitted to using in the sale of the meth. Hiskey and Nevel were booked into the Pinellas County Jail.Largo man arrested for child molestationLARGO Detectives assigned to Pinellas County Sheriffs Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Largo man Tuesday, Dec. 17, for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 6-year-old female. Detectives began to investigate Adam Bollenback, 28, after it was reported that he inappropriately touched the 6-year-old victim as she was sitting on his lap while he sexually gratified himself, the sheriffs report said. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 15, at a private residence in Largo. Bollenback was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of battery of a child by throw/expel certain fluids and one count of resisting an officer without violence (obstruction).Woman reportedly stabs mans handLARGO A Largo woman was arrested for a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Dec. 16. Largo police responded to a domestic disturbance that afternoon. A woman chased the male victim through the home, according to reports. She stabbed at him, embedding a knife into the wooden bedroom door and eventually stabbed his hand multiple times. The mans injuries were not life threatening. Marianela Riveramanqual, 32, of Largo was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, according to records. Man arrested for 33 grams of marijuanaLARGO A Seminole man was arrested after traffic stop in which a Largo police officer found enough marijuana in his vehicle to charge him with a felony. Officers Matthew Williams stopped Danyle Christopher Kuhlmeyer, 24, near the intersection of Walsingham Road and 131st Street Dec. 16. Williams found 33 grams of marijuana. Kuhlmeyer admitted to selling marijuana from time to time, according the police, allowing special operations detectives to claim $875 in cash found with Kuhlmeyer and reportedly used in drug sales. Kuhlmeyer was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, facing charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Detectives investigate West Lealman fireLEALMAN Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating a residential fire in west Lealman. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 17, emergency personnel responded to the home of Edel Fernandez, 44, at 7140 50th Ave. N. Lealman Fire Rescue extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in the attic of the residence. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire does not appear suspicious in nature at this time. The investigation continues.AWOL inmate returned to jailCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested an inmate about noon Dec. 18 after he walked away from a work crew detail on Tuesday, Dec. 17. According to a report from the sheriffs office Johnathan Ray Jones, 29, of St. Petersburg was assigned to an inmate work crew conducting a clean-up detail at the baseball field at 4145 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg (behind the VFW), when he walked away from the work detail that was being supervised by jail staff. The next day, deputies received a tip that led them to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Jones was a passenger on 58th Street just north of 54th Avenue in Kenneth City. Jones was arrested on a warrant for escape and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Jones was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on drug related charges Dec. 3, 2013 and was in the process of serving a 364-day sentence. Records show he is a nonviolent offender and had no prior history of discipline at the jail. His arrest record shows multiple drug related charges dating back to 2003.Burglary suspect swallows evidenceCLEARWATER A Clearwater man was charged with one count of burglary and one count of tampering of physical evidence after a scan at the Pinellas County Jail detected necklaces near his stomach. Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, was arrested Dec. 11 in connection with the Dec. 10 burglary of a private residence in Safety Harbor. Various items were taken including the victims vehicle. Clearwater police made the arrest after learning that the vehicle Ramos was driving had been stolen. According to Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, during the booking process, Ramos was asked to step on to the SecurPass Scanner. During the scan, the X-ray photo revealed a large dark mass near the suspects stomach area. Upon further investigation, the object was identified as necklaces that Ramos had swallowed prior to entering the jail. Ramos was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to remove the two necklaces from his stomach. Once the necklaces were removed, detectives took them to the victim who positively identified them as her own. Jason Ian Nevel Joseph Robert Hiskey Danyle Kuhlmeyer Marianela Riveramanqual Joseph Bravo Ramos Photo courtesy of PCSOA dark mass visible near the stomach is two necklaces from a Dec. 10 burglary in Safety Harbor. They were revealed when Joseph Bravo Ramos, 20, passed through The RAD PRO SecurPass Whole Body XRay Scanner at the Pinellas County Jail. The system can detect metals, pills, plastics, drugs and other unusually shaped items that may be concealed. Johnathan Ray JonesPolice place man into protective custodyPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance Dec. 16 at a residence on 66th Street North in Pinellas Park that led to a man being taken into protective custody. While en route to the home, reports were received that Terry Chestnut, 37, was armed with a handgun and may have shot himself inside of his vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle empty and Chestnut nowhere in sight. Fearing that Chestnut was armed and unstable more resources were called in and area schools were placed on lockdown. Pinellas Park Police Department deployed a K-9 team to find Chestnut. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was asked to assist with aviation support. At 2:17 p.m., the K-9 team as well as other officers located Chestnut. Chestnut was still believed to be armed and was challenged to show his hands. Chestnut refused to follow the lawful commands of the officers and a Taser was deployed to take Chestnut into custody. Chestnut did not resist officers after the Taser was deployed, according to the police report. Chestnut was taken into protective custody for involuntary mental health evaluation. Charges of resisting arrest without violence and violation of a domestic violence injunction will be routed to the states attorney office. Area schools were notified that the subject was in custody. No injuries were reported.Man arrested after brandishing knifePINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park Police officers responded to the Walmart store at 8001 U.S. 19 N. Dec. 18 in reference to a theft in progress. According to the police report, the officers were responding to a report that a man suspected of theft had brandished a knife and threatened the staff while he was attempting to flee from them. Officers observed the fleeing subject and ordered him to stop. The subject continued to flee while officers gave chase. The subject fled into the wooded area in the 8800 block of U.S. 19, traveling west. A Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit was called to assist in the See POLICE, page 7A

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The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office was contacted and provided aerial support. The suspect was located by a Pinellas Park Police Department K-9 unit and Scott Allan Lyelee, 30, of St. Petersburg was taken into custody without further incident. Lyelee was charged with aggravated assault, felony petit theft and resisting an officer without violence. Lyelee was transported to Pinellas County Jail. Lyelee was released from Marion Correctional Institution Dec. 10, 2012, where he served less than two years for grand theft.Indian Rocks Road roundabout sparks debate By BRIAN GOFFBELLEAIR It promised to be a very quick Belleair Commission meeting on Dec. 17. There was just a handful of housekeeping items to be dealt with, nothing contentious. That is until the first resident stood up to speak and it became clear the proposed roundabout at Ponce De Leon Boulevard and Indian Rocks Road was the issue. I am absolutely appalled, said resident Bette Crown. How in the world did this happen? No one knew about it. I called all the commissioners and I was told surveys showed there was too much traffic on Indian Rocks Road. Crown said she had a petition signed by 20 people and was prepared to fight to stop the roundabout. This petition is signed by people who are emotionally involved in this issue, she said. We are due a public meeting to show us why this is justified. Indian Rocks Road does need some way for children to get across, but Im convinced people will find other ways through Belleair to avoid the roundabout. She said she trusted the commissioners to do the right thing. We elected you, she said. But right now I feel like Im dancing after the music has stopped. Mayor Gary Katica pointed out that in recent months there have been four public meetings on the issue and all of them were publicized by notices in the newspapers and on the towns website. Police Chief Tom Edwards said the intersection in question is fed by five different roadways and is dangerous. He pointed out two accidents in the last couple of months and said there will likely be more. Im surprised there havent been more accidents at that intersection, he said. Katica pointed out that 75 percent of the traffic on Indian Rocks Road came from outside Belleair. I dont believe you, Crown said. Katica replied that the numbers came from various traffic studies done over the years. That didnt deter other residents who were lined up to address the issue. Resident Michael Andriola said he wasnt aware of the project at all. There are 20 people in this room who didnt know either, he said. Im worried about the size of the roundabout, how it will affect property values and what impact it will have on pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Andriola said he was concerned once the roundabout was installed would outsiders coming through town know how to use it? And he was concerned that large trucks and fire engines would not be able to negotiate the turns. Resident Mary Biolos said she had experience with roundabouts when she lived in Scotland, and they worked well. But in Belleair she said things will be different. In Scotland the vehicles were smaller and the roundabouts bigger. There wasnt as much traffic and it moved slower, she said. Just because were trying to discourage outsiders from driving through our town were punishing the residents with this roundabout. We ought to delay the project and have a vote on it. Several other residents spoke out against the roundabout, but not all. Resident Randy Ware, who lives on the corner of Ponce De Leon and Indian Rocks, spoke in favor of the project. This is not a safe intersection, he said. At night it is a bear to get across Indian Rocks Road and into my driveway. Ive seen some bad accidents on that corner. Ware added that he did not believe the roundabout would negatively affect property values. I dont understand how it will change the character of this town, he said. I am 100 percent in favor of this project, and I will be disappointed in the commission if you stop this. Resident Jeff Hauer said he disagreed that the commission didnt publicize the meeting where the roundabout was discussed. I am impressed with the way you conduct your business, he told the commissioners. It is all in the open, the issues are fully aired and there is no excuse for anybody not being informed. Commissioners recalled that the idea of the roundabout was born several months ago when some residents complained that their children could not get across Indian Rocks Road to get to the recreation center. From there traffic consultants were engaged and among the solutions were the roundabout and some new crosswalks. It was suggested the roundabout would slow traffic coming along Indian Rocks Road traffic that has long been a bone of contention among commissioners. Town Manager Micah Maxwell, in response to the idea that the project could be stopped, said it was unlikely. The issue has been discussed and the contracts have been signed, he said. Town Attorney David Ottinger agreed. It might be stopped if the contractor hasnt started work, but remember a lot of money has already gone into the project, surveys taken and so on, he said. The commissioners gave no indication that they were open to stopping the project, and the residents opposed to it did not indicate what they might do next. Construction on the roundabout is set to begin in January. Photo by BRIAN GOFFThe intersection of Indian Rocks Road and Ponce De Leon Boulevard is where a roundabout is to be constructed in Belleair. Around PinellasGovernor names circuit court judgeTALLAHASSEE Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Sherwood S. Flip Coleman to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court judgeship. Coleman, 44, of Clearwater, has practiced law since 1994. From 1994-1997, he served as an assistant state attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and from 1997-2007 he was partner with Kwall, Showers, and Barack, PA. Since 2007, Coleman has served as associate general counsel for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. Coleman received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Florida. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge W. Lowell Bray. Flip has demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the law throughout his legal career. I am proud to appoint him to the Sixth Judicial Circuit bench and I am confident he will continue to serve the citizens of Pinellas and Pasco County with enthusiasm and a commitment to the rule of law, Scott said, in a press releaseConference on World Affairs set for Feb. 13-15ST. PETERSBURG The second annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, a cooperative venture of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg together with a group of civic-minded area residents headed by U.S. Ambassador Douglas McElhaney, will be held Feb. 1315 at the University Student Center in downtown St. Petersburg. Panels of diplomats, military, media, and academic experts, will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public is cordially invited to attend the three-day conference free of charge. Hundreds of local residents and students attended each of the panels at last years conferences. Participants showed their support through their overwhelmingly positive comments on the presentations. In its second year, the conference will again welcome a large number of foreign affairs specialists for a larger conference, including more than a dozen panels, on topical international issues. Visit www.stpetersburgintheworld.com for specific times and panel topics. The objective of the conference is to make available to the people of the Tampa Bay area information and insights on foreign affairs issues that are critical to our lives and well-being. POLICE, from page 6A

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8A Business Leader, December 26, 2013 Pinellas Countys unemployment fell to 6 percent last month By SUZETTE PORTERThe not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Pinellas County was 6 percent in November, down from 7.9 percent reported in 2012, according to a report released Dec. 20 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Novembers rate was down from 6.2 percent reported in October. Pinellas Countys unemployment is lower than the states not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.2 percent and then national not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.6 percent. The countys labor force was slightly less in November, 447,103, compared to 448,908 in October, but is significantly higher than November 2012 with 443,021. According to the states report, 26,860 people were unemployed in November, down more than 1,000 from the 27,949 reported as unemployed in October. In November 2012, 34,950 Pinellas County residents were reported as unemployed. The unemployment rate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area also continues to fall. The MSA, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, had a not seasonally adjusted rate of 6.2 percent in November. The local area reported 6.4 percent unemployment in October and 8.1 percent in November 2012. The local MSA continues to top the list of 22 metro areas with over-the-year job gains. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA added 39,300 jobs, an increase of 3.3 percent. In second place, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford added 28,900 jobs, an increase of 2.7 percent, and Ft. LauderdalePompano Beach-Deerfield Beach took third place with the addition of 17,700 jobs, 2.4 percent. With a 6 percent unemployment rate, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties tied for the No. 41 ranking among the states 67 counties. Other counties in the local MSA ranked higher with Hernando County taking the No. 10 spot with 7.7 percent unemployment and Pasco County with a rate of 7 percent tied with Miami-Dade and Taylor County for the rank of No. 20. Monroe County continues to report the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.7 percent and is ranked at No. 67. Hendry County has the highest rate of 11.3 percent and ranks No. 1. Over the year, the industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation and utilities, which added 56,800 jobs, 3.7 percent. Professional and business services added 38,700 jobs; leisure and hospitality, 29,100; construction, 24,300; and private education and health services, 21,800 jobs. The only major industry reporting job losses over the year is total government. According to the states report, the loss of 5,000 jobs was a combination of federal and state government staff reductions. For more information, visit employflorida.com. Graph courtesy of DEOThis graph shows the continuing decline in seasonally adjusted unemployment in Florida and the United States. Information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. BriefcaseTraditional Watercraft wins awardsLARGO Traditional Watercraft Inc., the Largobased builder of Island Packet Yachts founded in 1979, recently was awarded two Boat of the Year awards from Cruising World magazine. The builder won the awards for its new Blue Jacket 40 model. The Blue Jacket was chosen from 28 finalists selected from the more than 70 new sailboat models introduced in the United States over the past 12 months. Citing the outstanding build quality and excellent performance that have always been associated with the builder, the Cruising World judges were also taken by the unique design collaboration of the yacht between two of the countrys most notable yacht designers: Island Packet founder, owner and naval architect Bob Johnson and Tim Jackett, previously the president and designer for Tartan and C&C Yachts based in Ohio. The Blue Jacket 40 is both this years Best Midsize Cruiser as well as the 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year.Fustino joins TBCSBELLEAIR BLUFFS Gary Fustino, of Design for Communication, recently joined the Tampa Bay Computer Society. The TBCS is a nonprofit membership computer club that offers many computer classes and seminars. They cater to beginners as well as tech pros. Fustino also participates in the Visual Design League of Tampa and the Sarasota Bar Camp lunch and learn sessions. He is an ambassador for the St. Photo by BOB McCLUREMaggie and Joe Caruso use the big scissors to officially open the Coconut Inn at 113 11th Ave. in PassA-Grille Dec. 18 during a Tampa Bay Beach Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event. The former Leroy Motel has 11 suites, a pool and WiFi throughout. Ralph Lickton of Pass-A-Grille designed the upgrades. The Carusos also are in the process of refurbishing the Havana Inn on Gulf Way.Grand openingPetersburg Chamber and is the eServices director for the Bluffs Business Association.Coffee Connections setCLEARWATER Coffee Connections 2014, a business-focused networking and tour event, will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 to 10 a.m., at 14155 58th St. N., Clearwater. This event will offer an opportunity for businesses to gain exposure while supporting 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares efforts in helping family, friends, neighbors and employees with everyday needs and in times of crisis. Coffee Connections will provide businesses with: An overview of 2-1-1 TBC programs and services Information stations on key issues addressed by 2-1-1 TBC in the community such as children and families; military families and veterans; and disaster and crisis intervention services A tour of our 2-1-1 contact center Demonstration of new Apple and Android apps utilized by 2-1-1 TBC Coffee, breakfast and giveaways Networking opportunities with local businesses, government leaders, 2-1-1 TBC Board of directors and 2-1-1 TBC staff For information, call 210-4241.Clearwater Beach chamber presents awardsCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce presented awards during its annual holiday breakfast Dec. 3 at the Hilton on Clearwater Beach. Wayne Cathel with Belleair Images was given the Appreciation Award for his photography of Clearwater Beach, and sponsorship awards were presented to Hilton Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Gas System, Bob Heilmans Beachcomber Restaurant and Bobbys Bistro & Wine Bar, and Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival. Each year a Beautification Award is given to a business on Clearwater Beach. This year the award went to the Sheraton Sand Key Resort who did gorgeous renovations throughout the resort, a chamber press release said.Fustino Brothers expands into Tampa Bay areaFustino Brothers, originally from Western New York, is now represented in Northeastern United States and in the Tampa Bay area. The Fustino Brothers, online at www.fustino brothers.com, are making headlines with a new venture, providing some serious work, all the while with having some fun in the sun. Their gift to pain relief: entertaining educational apps for all ages, data driven apps and globalized apps with instrumentation.Officials to give state of the city update at chamber luncheonDUNEDIN Mayor Dave Eggers and City Manager Rob DiSpirito will give the state of the city update at the Dunedin Chamber of Commerces quarterly luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Pensare Italian Bistro, 799 Highland Ave. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch begins at noon. The menu selection is $20 per person. Call 733-3197.GE bringing 263 jobs to ClearwaterCLEARWATER General Electric Company has chosen Clearwater as its new site to expand its manufacturing operations, which will result in 263 new jobs and a $49 million expansion to its current site. Instrument Transformers, Inc., a subsidiary of GE, is currently located at 1907 Calumet St. in the Hercules Avenue industrial area. The company has been in Clearwater for 38 years and currently has 436 employees. It will expand its Calumet Street facility and create a manufacturing center of excellence. Due to the economy during the last five years, the city created an economic development strategic plan and invested time and resources to creating new opportunities, said Mayor George Cretekos in a press release. Part of the plan was to ask the voters to approve a tax exemption program which would create jobs. This is a big win for the city of Clearwater, and it shows that we can compete for high-quality jobs. In August, the Clearwater City Council authorized the Economic Development and Housing Department to negotiate incentives within a range. Those incentives will be brought back to the council for final approval at the Dec. 5 meeting. The move and expansion is a direct result of voter approval of the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions, which can be offered to qualified new and expanding businesses. 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All Star agents must display expertise and success in listing and selling real estate along with professionalism and achievement throughout the calendar month.Prudential Tropical opens new officeBELLEAIR BLUFFS Prudential Tropical Realty recently hosted an open house celebrating its new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. The office was previously located at 609 S. Fort Harrison. The new facility features approximately 3,100 square feet of sophisticated office space which accommodates a team of highly skilled and experienced real estate professionals. This dynamic new location, together with the companys commitment to growth, and our core group of highly skilled sales executives, will enable us to more conveniently facilitate the real estate needs of clients in Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, and neighboring beach communities, said Lisa Lozano in Award Program and data provided by third parties.Breland joins PlumleeINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty recently welcomed Ken Breland. Breland is the realtys new sales manager. Breland has over 35 years of experience successfully leading all aspects of real estate sales, development and investment. Since spending his early career in Tampa on the operations side of residential development, he has helped people with homes and real estate from North Carolina to Utah. Prior to joining Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, Breland served as chief executive officer at Langford Construction Company in the Atlanta area. Attending the grand opening of Prudential Tropicals new office at 404 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, are, from left, Ginger McQuigg, vice president of residential sales; Danielle Beach, Capstone Title; Lisa Lozano, managing broker; and D. Dewey Mitchell, owner.a press release. Lozano is managing broker of the Belleair office.Smith & Associates, Mayfire partnerST. PETERSBURG Smith & Associates Real Estate recently celebrated the opening of its London office and its new partnership with Mayfair International Realty. Guests were treated to British delights such as fish and chips and shepherds pie while mingling with Smiths newest friends from across the pond. Mayfair International Realty, a network of more than 450 offices around the globe will allow Smith & Associates to extend its already farreaching global marketing plan. Through Smiths personal connections to other real estate companies throughout the world, more attention and interest is focused on the finest properties in the Tampa Bay area.Suncoast Realty receives awardCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Award Program recently selected Suncoast Realty Services for the 2013 Best of Clearwater Beach Award in the Real Estate Management category. Each year, the Clearwater Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Clearwater Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clearwater Beach Glenda Quinn Kevin GallagherArlene Fuino Ken Brelandt Team Basler Renee Coflin David McKinnonLinda Mann

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Still nursing with no need to hunt, they zipped and zoomed around as their mothers searched for food for two. By and by, the mothers gathered their calves and headed north. The adults formed a general playpen around the calves, who continued their wiggling wrestling match. Mom Sharkey is a first-time mom and may have been romping with her 6-month-old Echo. Mom J is an experienced mother and was not romping. Instead, it seemed to me that she stayed close enough to intervene for her 2-month-old newborn if need be. Part of the play, as if often the case with calves, is that Js calf had a remora. These cleaner fish antagonize baby dolphins, propelling the latter into numerous gyrations to dislodge their antagonists. Js calf was propelled into numerous shudders, tail flips and sudden accelerations. Either the older calves thought these conspicuous moves were play invitations or just treated them that way. Either way, the kids spilled and tumbled with enough suddenness to drive the cameraman (me) crazy. Then the group of eight paused and milled around as the regal Rickapeg headed their way. They turned and rushed to the approaching yacht to surf it. I saw a distant dolphin also rushing to the yacht but did not at the time, expect to see nearly twice as many dolphins surfing the yacht than we watched rushing over to it. Ya gotta pay attention. Capt. John Heidemann piloted us safely parallel to the majestic yacht and its contingent of surfers. Some launched out of the bow waves and others out of the wake. I snapped pictures zealously, expecting only the original eight dolphins and curious if the entire octet was indeed surfing. Taking photo-identification pictures of active dolphins takes timing and concentration. If I pause that split second to identify the dolphin fin in the frame before snapping the picture, I often miss the shot. So I focused on photography first and identification second as we all thundered down this stretch of watery road. At one point, I thought one of the dorsal fins did not match those of the original eight. But that is why we collect photographic data documentation against the unreliable human brain. Then I glimpsed another dorsal fin that definitely did not match the original eight. Back at the lab, my suspicions were more than verified. Five additional dolphins had rushed out of nowhere to surf with the original eight, including Stick and her little Twig! Nice seeing you, Stick. Sort of. A couple of days later, dozens of pelicans dove madly on a seafood festival just outside Johns Pass. A mom and baby dolphin headed over, and we followed them briefly before they vanished into the tumult: Stick and her little Twig. Nice seeing you again, Stick! Sort of!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.goodnaturedstat istics.com.People who have lived in the same town for a long time have an exacting way to acknowledge their long-term friends and acquaintances. Ride with them as a passenger sometime. Watch how, when they drive past a friend going in the opposite direction, they either raise all four fingers off the steering wheel briefly or nod faintly by raising the chin. The pure subtlety of these greeting gestures broadcasts their great familiarity with their community. I do not have any counterpart greeting gestures for the dolphins of my acquaintance that I pass on the street out at sea. I love that feeling of familiarity, though it is still a bit of a shock for a kid from Wisconsin. I recently ran into local dolphin lady Stick and her 3-month-old calf Twig four different times, each time in passing. Most recently was at our house. I was inside and heard a dolphin exhale. I rushed outside to see it. Stick and her little Twig were in our canal with bull DD2 and mom-calf pair Sharkey and Echo. Stick launched a fish into the air in a long high arc, which landed 15 feet away with a stunning smack. How she launched it was perplexing because no part of her body was visible at the water surface. You just saw a surge of water as if something substantial spewed below it and then the silver-yellow fellow flying through the air. Sticks schoolmates were doing other things. DD2 fed with a hunting style I call wave-making. He surged along the seawall invisibly, pushing a rounded mound of water in front of him and undoubtedly shoving his quarry too. Sharkey babysat the two miniature dolphins. Echo and Twigs excited baby leaps created endearing little silhouettes like the ceramic dolphins sold at beach stores. I wished they would hunt along our seawall all morning and I watched them swim away with disappointment. Nice to see ya, Stick! Twice we ran into Stick when she was surfing. First, a week before Thanksgiving, Stick hunted near a little bridge while her age-mates Bet and Slightwin babysat her young calf. A handsome craft from the community of Punta Gorda accelerated as it went past, and the dolphins leapt without hesitation into its frothing opportunity. They surfed for two miles to the next no-wake zone. Though her schoolmates leapt reDolphin WatchAnn Weaver Success in winter fishing based on timingWinter officially began last weekend and according to the calendar we wont see spring for three more months. Now we all know it will probably warm up a bit before that, but in the meantime its bound to get colder in the coming weeks. Winter fishing success is more often based on timing than other seasons. Cold fronts are more numerous and consequently good fishing days become further apart. There are, however, plenty of fish to be caught. Inshore anglers can target such species as trout, bluefish and pompano in the deeper grass flats and channel edges to super shallow redfish that can often be found tailing around the schools of mullet as they work their way onto the flats. And dont forget about the great sheepshead fishing we have in this area. This is also the time of year that local bait shops see a definite increase in shrimp sales. When the water gets cold, baitfish populations begin to thin out. Scaled sardines cant be found with regularity like a few weeks ago, making live shrimp the best choice for those wanting to fish with live bait. Free-lining a tail hooked shrimp with an up-current cast would be the preferred presentation, but the current and wind can often be too strong to allow your bait to reach the depth necessary to catch the trout, so a small split shot can be added to get the bait down. When fishing shallower flats the use of a float will help to keep the bait up and out of the grass. Make sure that you use upcurrent casts. Trout, especially big trout, like the bait to be moving naturally with the tide. For some anglers, fishing doesnt get good until the water temperature gets down to the low 60s. This is the time when residential dock fishing can be very good. Long dead end canals hold heat and the fish know that. Finding a string of productive docks can yield redfish, black drum and sheepshead time and time again. Think of it as an inshore anglers version of offshore grouper fishing. Trout season will open next week in our region and we should definitely have a good season.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein Garden briefsFlorida native plant program setLARGO The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will sponsor a program Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road. Presented by the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, the program will be facilitated by George R. Kish, co-author of Native Florida Plants for Drought and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping. Kish will share the descriptions and photographs native plants that will thrive with little care in the yards of most Florida homeowners. This event also will include announcements of local environmental issues and upcoming events, light refreshments, a silent plant auction, and seed swap. Kish is a part-time instructor at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus, and an affiliate of the National Phenology Network. He is a co-author of the second edition of The Right Native Plants for Dry Places and is a frequent lecturer on such topics as native plant gardening, Florida ecology, and phenology. He collaborates with federal and state agencies, botanical gardens, universities, middle schools, high schools, and nature centers to engage the public in citizen scientist activities. For information, call 867-9149.Coast Guard Auxiliary names leaders for 2014DUNEDIN Karen Miller of Palm Harbor was sworn in as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 11 commander and Marcel Traficante of Largo was sworn in as division vice commander during a ceremony Dec. 13. The keynote speaker was Capt. Richard Lorenzen, commanding officer, Air Station Clearwater. He spoke of the many sacrifices made by the auxiliary and made special note that Division 11 members had contributed more than 72,000 volunteer hours in support of the local Coast Guard commands: Sector St. Petersburg, Air Station Clearwater and Station Sand Key. Also speaking at the ceremony were Commander Sean Ryan, deputy commander, Sector St. Petersburg, and Chief Warrant Officer Steven McDonnell, commanding officer Station Sand Key. McDonnell stressed the fact that he called upon the members of Division 11 to respond to 25 percent of the search and rescue calls and that Flotilla 11-10, Dunedin, had volunteered more hours on the water in support of the Coast Guard than any other flotilla in the United States.Library to host class on bugs, butterfliesCLEARWATER A free program on bugs will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m., at Clearwater Public Library Main Branch, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Clearwater. This class will introduce families to the wonderful world of bugs and butterflies found in backyards. Insects play an important role in the environment. Attendees will learn how to recognize common butterflies and other insects, and find out about their benefits. Advance registration is requested. Call 453-6800 or visit www.pinel lascountyextension.org.

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Luz rubs against her human friends legs, saying Pet me, pet me. This wonderful cat with gorgeous green eyes is 4years-young. She also has a lookalike boyfriend, Sox, who has white paws. Luz has been spayed and tested for feline diseases. She is current on her shots and is microchipped. Come and meet her in her foster home. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116 or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com. AstroThis handsome 7-month-old boy has been at the SPCA since September. Astro is looking for a home to keep her safe and warm this holiday season. Consider adopting an older kitten. Older kittens have reserved personalities while still being curious and youthful. Adopt her for $15 this month at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. The fee includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and free 30 days of pet insurance. Call 586-3591 or visit www.spca tampabay.org.BeauregardBeauregard is a Chihuahua mix who looks like a tiny, 10-pound German shepherd. He was rescued from a horrible life with a hoarder where he was deprived of love and nurturing, so he will need to be adopted by a patient family who can continue to socialize with him to help him gain confidence. He needs work on his leash manners because he is not used to being outside and gets a bit overwhelmed. He will need a calm, adult-only home. Other dogs about his size and temperament are okay with Beau. He also seems to like cats. Beau enjoys being held and sitting on your lap. Once hes comfortable, his puppy side comes out and he enjoys playing with his toys. After all hes been through, theres not an ounce of aggression in him. Adopt him at the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor. Call 786-1330.

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12A Viewpoints Leader, December 26, 2013Here we are at the juncture between the old year and the new year. For most of us, that means we should make some decisions. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE GREETING CARDS? This includes the Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus cards we received as well as the leftover cards we never mailed because we ran out of friends and acquaintances to send them to. Incoming cards have value, even if its small. Each card means that someone cared enough to buy it, address it, maybe scribble a note such as I hope Sally has cut back on her drinking, and put on a stamp. In this era of email, texting, sexting, Twittering, Twerking and Facebooking, an honest-to-goodness Christmas card is a sentimental step back into the time when people were real and not just names listed on computer files. So maybe we should not pitch this years incoming cards into the dumpster. At the very least we should keep them for a year, so that we can flip through them next Christmas to recall who remembered us and who didnt. WHAT SHALL WE DO ON NEW YEARS EVE? Five or ten thousand years ago, some wise old duck declared, Time is NOT a flowing, unbroken continuum. It is neatly divided into days, weeks, months and years. The most important event is the new year. Therefore we should celebrate its arrival by doing something fun and noisy on New Years Eve. Okay? Ever since then most of us have gone along with that idea, even when we would have preferred to stay safely at home on a warm sofa with our main squeeze, our favorite dog and two quarts of Breyers butter pecan ice cream. New Years Eve is when millions of people who dont know how to handle alcohol set out to prove it. They often succeed in various ways such as car crashes, fistfights, ill-fated adultery and vomiting on the hosts wife. I sometimes wonder how many police officers resign their jobs after pulling duty on New Years Eve and having to cope with a night full of drunks. When midnight arrives and the glittering gadget descends into Times Square, kissing begins. Thats when some intricate decisionmaking takes place. Questions arise: After I give my wife a heartfelt kiss, shall I plant a queen-size smooch on my gorgeous neighbor Connie, for whom Ive lusted ever since Jerry Ford was president? And so on. Ive known many partygoers who simply duck out five minutes early to avoid the customary lipstickand-saliva exchanges. But most folks happily endure them. SHALL WE DRAW UP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? The common-sense answer is No. Research has shown that very few resolutions endure for more than a few weeks. Still, to undertake self-reform for even a short time helps us to maintain the illusion that we possess free will and self-control. And theres no harm in that, I suppose. Most resolutions have to do with losing weight. Which reminds me that, in all my years of watching TV evangelists perform their miracles, Ive never seen one attempting to cure obesity. They turn that curse over to God, and from what I can see God doesnt do a very good job with it. At this moment, my only resolution (or vague intent) for 2014 is to start a blog. Also, maybe, to learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. At heart, Im not a very social guy, and Im told these social networking inventions can catapult me into a whole new world of informed, astute observers who, if I let them, will help me spend half of each day exchanging opinions on Obama, guns, Miley Cyrus and other significant topics. IN 2014 SHOULD WE HEED POLITICAL CANDIDATES? The coming year will see hundreds of men and women striving for public office. Some of them will be outright liars, but many others will tell the truth (or at least try to). Should we devote much of our time and energy attempting to discover which is which? Ive decided to save time by paying attention only to candidates whose initials are the same as mine. I dont know if any such candidates will come forth. If they dont, it wont be my fault. A final note: as always, my best holiday wishes go out to my 38 (or so) Faithful Readers, especially to those who take the time to email me, even with messages that begin You benighted swine! I have come to believe that most of the people who read this newspaper each week have an I.Q. level at least twentyseven points higher than the national average, and forty-four points higher than my own. You are a distinguished audience, and I salute you. Happy holidays!Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.President Obama commuted the sentences of eight crack-cocaine offenders Thursday, including that of Clarence Aaron, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction when he was 23. Aarons story represents the worst excesses of the federal criminal justice system. Aaron, of Mobile, Ala., had no criminal record. He had held jobs. In 1992, he was a college student who decided to address his money problems by acting as an intermediary between two career drug dealers. The dealers paid him $1,500 to set up two large cocaine deals. They got caught. The ringleaders knew how to game the system. They pleaded guilty and testified against Aaron. Aaron wasnt as savvy. He pleaded not guilty and lied on the stand which enhanced his sentence. The buyer planned on converting powder cocaine to crack that, too, enhanced Aarons sentence. One deal didnt happen, but federal prosecutors charged Aaron for it anyway. Voila, he won the same sentence that was imposed on FBI agentturned-Russian spy Robert Hanssen and now-deceased serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Aaron knows he broke the law. He had earned prison time. But what does it say when federal prosecutors seek and win life without parole for a first-time offender while letting the big fish finagle lesser sentences? All but one of Aarons cohorts has been out of prison since 2000. Best Christmas everAarons cousin, Aaron Martin, said the commutation made this season the best Christmas ever. Attorney Margaret C. Love said, We are grateful to President Obama. In 2001, I began hectoring President George W. Bush to commute Aarons sentence. Bush asked his pardon attorney to reconsider the petition, but the official misled him, failing to inform him that the judge and the U.S. attorney had come to support Aarons petition, so the president said no. When Obama was first elected, Aarons family was convinced that Americas first black president would free Aaron, who is African-American. In the first term, their hopes were dashed. Until Thursday, Obama had commuted only one sentence, that of crack-cocaine offender Eugenia Jennings, in 2011; Jennings died of leukemia in October. Finally, on Thursday, it happened. Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system that was reformed three years ago under the Fair Sentencing Act, Obama said in a statement. Each of them has served more than 15 years in prison. In several cases, the sentencing judges expressed frustration that the law at the time did not allow them to issue punishments that more appropriately fit the crime.Nonviolent offensesAccording to the White House, six of the inmates whose sentences were commuted were serving life sentences for nonviolent offenses. Its about time. Drug-war critics have been waiting for commutations ever since Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in August that certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. Political science Professor P.S. Ruckman Jr., who hosts the Pardon Power blog, had rated Obama one of the most merciless (presidents) in history.Nearing Bushs recordOn Thursday, Ruckman observed, I dont think that changes his record that much. With nine acts of clemency, however, Obama is approaching the 11 commutations granted by Bush. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that close to 2,000 nonviolent offenders are serving life without parole in federal prisons. If we were reading about this stuff and it were in another country, noted the head of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Julie Stewart, wed be saying, Oh, my god, theyre putting away people for life for nonviolent offenses. It is amazing how many liberals will support Obamas reticence to use his clemency power. Willie Horton! they chime noting that Republicans made former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis answer for the furlough of a murderer who raped a woman during an armed robbery after he was furloughed. Be it noted: Horton was ineligible for parole and should not have been given a weekend pass. Aaron has no record of violence. He has a clean prison record. He has taken responsibility for the actions that led to his prosecution. His family wants to help him establish a productive life. During a 2002 phone call from prison, Aaron told me he could not believe that in America, a young man could be condemned to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a stupid, criminal, but nonviolent, decision. These people literally would have died in prison without this act of compassion and mercy by the president, Stewart noted. He will not regret it. Indeed, I believe Obama will feel so good about these commutations; hell do it again soon.Email Debra J. 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Torres jtorres@tbnweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@tbnweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@tbnweekly.com General Editorial editorial@tbnweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS End-of-year decisions: Why bother? Drivers SeatBob Driver Justice finally prevails for offender We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Letters are printed on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity. The deadline for letters pertaining to Jan. 14 election has passed. What do you think? Debra Saunders National debt soars during Obamas term Re: Political Parties must compromise and cooperate, Mike MacDonald, Clearwater, Dec. 12 Editor: I read that these letters that The Beacon prints must contain this requirement: Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The allegation from Mike MacDonald states, The GOP over the past 40 years or so has been responsible for more national debt than in all of the nations history. This statement of Mr. MacDonald is totally unsubstantiated and totally untrue. National debt: George W. Bush vs. Barack H. Obama. Its important to keep in mind that during the past 40 years, Democrats have served as our president for 17 years, while Republicans have served as President for 23 years. Our national debt currently is $17.2 trillion and all of these figures Im providing can be substantiated at the following link: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current. Our national debt when George W. Bush took office on Jan. 21, 2001 was $5.72 trillion and it was $10.6 trillion when he left office. So in George W. Bushs entire eight years or 96 months as president, our national debt increased by $4.89 trillion. Our national debt has increased by $6.59 trillion during Obamas first 59 months in office. Higher than all of the national debt accumulated by the first 42 U.S. presidents combined and Obama still has 37 months left in office until his term ends to surpass that unenviable track record. In contrast, in just the 59 months that Barack H. Obama has been president, the total national debt is higher by $1.70 trillion and counting than the total national debt under George W. Bushs entire 96 months as president. Im not discussing percentages of increase, but actual dollars of increase. And our national debt is projected to surpass $22 trillion by the end of Obamas 96 months as president, which would be an increase of over $11 trillion during Obamas full eight years in office. This would mean that President Obama would be credited with doubling the national debt, from $10.62 trillion to over $22 trillion during his entire eight years in office. Far surpassing the total national debt of all his 43 presidential predecessors combined. Joseph Mackay SeminoleThe scoop on the poopEditors note: This letter stems from extensive sewage problems occurring in the residential area off Kent Place in Largo that residents have complained about recently to city officials.We have lots of neat things in Kent Place, including fresh poop that gets in your face. When driving in from Belcher the smell is strong; much worse than the sulpher water that might help a lawn. But it is fun to see and smell the pumping. each Friday evening as Sabbath is celebrated, our rabbi is leaving (he is moving to Flushing, N.Y.). Theres a problem with the pipes that we dont understand, and that cant be despite the demand. And the damages to the coyotes is of concern. Theyve asked us for incense that they can burn and barking please please, spare us from this decease. As values go down, our taxes will too. So we can afford gas masks, and have bought quite a few. And we reached out to Fidel, and he is sending a crew to save us from sewage, and democracy too. So the problem is big, and our choices limited. Are we confused, or our systems demented? We will know more Tuesday when we see how the system handles our poop and our pee. So to government and commissioners, we know you are good listeners. Please tell us what to do so that we dont associate this situation with you. Alan Gassman Gassman Law Associates, CleawaterWhy unincorporated?Editor: I live in unincorporated Seminole and do not get any city benefits like recreation privileges. So where are the city limits? It must be very small. I live about 2 miles from City Hall. I can walk to the library, the mall. So why unincorporated? Oh. Taxes. The property I live on probably is not city taxed. Well, I only rent here so it is not my fault I do not pay the property taxes, but I do live here and would like not to feel like an outsider. Alva Kissee SeminoleThanks for brightening holidays for seniorsEditor: On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this years very successful be a Santa to a senior program. With support from generous shoppers, Bealls Outlet stores, JSA Healthcare, Community Bible Church, YMCA of Palm Harbor & Shapes Total Fitness, we were able to collect more than 500 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season. We also would like to thank the many volunteers who shared their time to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to 500 area seniors, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. Thanks to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community. Julie Krol Clearwater

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This is the second year that were doing B.E.A.R.S., which stands for Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship, said Edwin Hernandez, assistant director of alumni relations for the USF College of Nursing. Basically its an opportunity for us at the College of Nursing to get into our community and give the chance for our alumni and our students to participate in something that expands from what theyd normally get from their alma mater. In addition to a chance to give back to the community, it also helps raise funds for the nursing research programs and scholarships, he said. People can sponsor the bears for $50, and the proceeds go toward research and scholarships as well as buying the bears to give to new moms, families in neonatal intensive care units, and children in the pediatric wards of local hospitals. In the first year, the college gave out 300 bears, and this year they gave out 800, Hernandez said. They delivered bears to six hospitals: Morton Plant Mease, Countryside Mease, St. Josephs Childrens Hospital, Tampa General, Florida Hospital of Tampa, and Sarasota Memorial. We hope that this brings them a little bit of comfort throughout the holiday season, Hernandez said of the patients who were about to receive bears at Morton Plant Mease. No one wants to be in a hospital in the holiday season, and its an opportunity for us to let them know that we care. At the College of Nursing, our goal is to always take care of our patient but to take it a little further than what they normally would do as far as health care. Give them a little bit of comfort throughout their stay. Bring some smiles to the community. Especially to our children. There were more than 100 volunteers who signed up to help deliver the bears, Hernandez said. Among those on Dec. 5 were current USF nursing students, Katie Witte of Oldsmar, Beth Wiliamson of Safety Harbor and Mallory Mettler of Clearwater. Witte and Williamson are in their fifth and final semester of nursing school, and Mettler is in her third semester. Each of them had also volunteered at previous hospitals to give out the bears, and it always was a happy experience. It really helps them during the holiday season for kids who are stuck in the hospital to kind of know that people are looking after them and want to give them something, and I think a little teddy bear brings joy to their life, Mettler said. I think the new moms enjoy them, too, because its one of the first things that they get as a new mom, Williamson added. Each of the bears are dressed in matching USF College of Nursing uniforms and also have their own ID and hospital band. The bears tended to be about the same size as many of the newborns to whom they were given. Participating in the B.E.A.R.S. program helps reinforce why these students wanted to go into nursing in the first place. Witte said she chose this career because she wants to make a difference. Williamson agreed. Just to be able to help others and improve their health and be able to impact their life in any way I can, Wiliamson said. Mettler agreed with those points and added that in addition, she loves the practicality of nursing as a career. I always wanted a job, Mettler said. I wanted to help out people, but I wanted to be able to consistently have a job and be able to do new things and you can do that reading and helping the child, and this ties in with that. One room in particular moved White so much that the memory of it brought tears to her eyes. A lot of times, there is a language barrier and you cant communicate back and forth, but your heart talks, White said. And this really helps them relax and makes them feel calm because a lot of times theyre scared, you know, because sometimes theyre very afraid that theyre going to be sent back to Mexico. Theyre working very hard and theyre really good moms. Really good mommies. So to see kindness by some other people is really special. White is a hometown Clearwater girl who was born at Morton Plant Mease and whose mother was also born there, so it has a special place in her heart. Were family here, White said. Teena McCullough, manager of the NICU and of labor and delivery at Morton Plant, agreed that it was an exciting event and that it brings the community together. There are 28 beds in the Photos by ALEXANDRA LUNDAHLAbove, from left, Katie Witte of Oldsmar, Beth Williamson of Safety Harbor and Mallory Mettler of Clearwater pack teddy bears to give to new moms and also families with babies in the NICU at Morton Plant Mease Hospital. Witte and Williamson are in their fifth and final semester as a nursing student at USF, and Mettler is in her third semester. At top right, newborn Adonis Brown give a big yawn after receiving his first teddy bear. Mom Pharyn admires the bear and Adonis, who was just born that morning. At bottom right, Sheaupe Cooper of Clearwater holds her newborn son, Kameron Calhoun as Williamson gives them a new teddy bear.with a nursing degree. Its not really stagnant and you can change it up and I really like that. New mom Pharyn Brown of Oldsmar had just given birth to her son, Adonis Brown that morning and was one of the moms to receive a bear. It was actually very sweet when we found out you guys were bringing a bear, Brown said to the group in her room. Not for nothing, I didnt think the bears were going to be so cute, all dressed up and everything, but its very nice and very special, she added with a laugh. Adonis is her fourth child. Pharyn already has two girls and a boy, and her husband, Anthony Leon Brown, has another daughter. As mommy and baby snuggled with their new bear, Pharyn and USF volunteers admired Adoniss large feet and hands and wondered if he would follow in his fathers footsteps. Anthony was an all-around All-American basketball star for Lakeland High in his day, Pharyn said. A few doors down, Brittany Gentile of Largo also received a bear for her daughter, who was born at 1:36 a.m. the previous morning. These are so cute, Gentile said to the volunteers. This is so nice of you guys. Its her first teddy bear. The parents were debating on the spelling of their new daughters first name and what her middle name should be, so Gentile was polling everyone she met regarding the choices. At last tally, though, Destiny Lynn was the leading name. Destiny is Brittanys third child, so the USF volunteers also brought extra bears for the other children. In another family, the Hilarios of Clearwater, Angela had just given birth to their newest addition, Gael, that morning. Her husband, Telesforo brought Gaels three older brothers to the hospital to meet their new baby brother. All of the boys David, 13; Erik, 9; and Kevin, 4; as well as baby Gael got their own teddy bear. Sara Lynn White is a social worker at the hospital who was working on the floor when the bears were handed out. Seeing some of the reactions moved White to tears. While she thinks the gift of bears is special to everyone who gets them, White said it is especially meaningful to the moms who may not have a lot. Its also able to help the other siblings, White said. Its inspiring, too, seeing the uniform on the bear because the older siblings can think ahead about school and things like that. Its never too early to start talking about it. We always talk about Brittany Genile of Largo holds her 1-day-old daughter, Destiny Lynn Hinds, after Keith Roberts presented them with a bear from the USF College of Nursing B.E.A.R.S. program. See BEARS, page 15A

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Participating locations include: Axelrod Pavilion, 400 Pinellas St., Clearwater Bard moor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater Meese Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor Meese Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Meese Drive, Safety Harbor Meese Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater Morton Plant Meese Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity Powell Pavilion, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater Peak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater St. Josephs Childrens Specialty Center at Meese Countryside, 3253 McMullen Booth Road, ClearwaterFollowing is a list of upcoming support groups and pr esentations:Wellness Cancer Cancer Support Group (Women) Mondays, Jan. 6 and 20, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room, Second Floor. Cancer Support Group (Women) Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, Fourth Floor. Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis: Toolkit for Patients, Families and Caregivers Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Lansky Pavilion at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Administrative Conference Room. Look Good, Feel Better Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Oncology Services Conference Room, Second Floor. LUNA (Latinos United for a New Awakening) de Pinellas Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor, Bernard F. Powell Conference Room. Multiple Myeloma Educational Group Saturday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3. Prostate Cancer Discussion Group Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fourth Floor, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library. Thyroid Cancer Support Group Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium D. Wellness Cardiac/Circulation Heart Function Support Group Wednesday, Jan. 8, noon, CheekPowell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room A. ICD Support Group Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Mease Dunedin Hospital. Meeting Room 3. Womens Heart Support Group Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 105. Wellness Caregivers Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, 10-11:30 a.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Early Stage Alzheimers Support Group for Patients Monday, Jan. 6 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114. Wellness Parenting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Thursday, Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Fifth Floor Conference Room, Fee: $10 per child. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $10 per child. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5, 12 and 26, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Schaffer Tower. Birth Center Tour Sundays, Jan. 5 and 19, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Birth Center Tour Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Main Lobby. Boot Camp For New Dads Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditoriums 1-5, Fee: $15. Industry newsParkinsons support group meetsLARGO The Starkey Parkies, a Parkinsons Support Group, meets Thursday, Jan. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road. The support group is under the direction of Marcy McCall, a patient advocate and education and research writer for the Parkinsons Research Foundation. The meeting includes a program, refreshments, socialization and fellowship. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month.Merriott becomes childbirth educatorCLEARWATER Danielle Merriott of Clearwater recently became a certified childbirth educator. She completed her studies through Childbirth International in November. She is a mother of two and a proponent of natural childbirth and breastfeeding. Merriott is now teaching private childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care classes. For information, call 755-3405, email Danielle.Merriott@Gmail.com or visit www.birthbydanielle.com.PureLife gives spa day to Crisis CenterLARGO Dr. G. Joseph Fitzgerald Jr., D.O. better known as Dr. Fitz to his patients gave the gift of a spa day to an empowerment group of women from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Dec. 17 at PureLife Medi-Spa. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency, strives to bring help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems. The Survivor Empowerment and Empowerment Services program was developed by survivors to support the journey of recovery from trauma and celebrate their inherent resiliency. Empowerment Services provide opportunities for hope and a safe place to heal, which fosters authenticity, support and growth. The empowerment group enjoyed special treatment. The PureLife experience is based on the belief that beauty radiates from within. Fitzgerald has found women who have peace of mind with health and are regularly getting beauty treatments naturally have more confidence in the world.Parkinsons group to meetDUNEDIN A Parkinson disease support meeting will be presented Friday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., at the William Hale Community Center, 330 Douglas Ave. Parkinsonians and caregivers are welcome. The meeting will include a guest speaker. The group meets first Fridays, 1 p.m. For information, call 462-9784.Doctor Idol event raises fundsTARPON SPRINGS The Doctor Idol Tampa Bay event recently hosted more than 400 local residents, generated thousands of online votes and raised funds in support of Operation Sunshine, a skin cancer awareness and mobile screening initiative. Florida Hospital North Pinellas and the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation presented the event that featured local physicians rocking out for this great cause. Throughout the night, seven bands, each featuring one local physician, took the stage for 15 minutes with hopes of winning the title of Doctor Idol Tampa Bay. Judges included WTSPs news anchor Charles Billi, Florida Hospital North Pinellas director of surgery Julie McCullough and Florida Hospital North Pinellas Dr. Alan Graves. Local Fox 13 reporter Charley Belcher kept the event lively as the celebrity emcee. Doctor Idol was organized to benefit Operation Sunshine, a program for early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. Because of the generosity of Sun Toyota, a mobile unit named The Mole Patrol will provide screening and information to residents throughout northern Pinellas and western Pasco counties. This event means so much to our foundation, the hospital and to our entire community, said Terry Smither in a press release. Smither is the director of the Helen Ellis Memorial Foundation. Operation Sunshine has already helped hundreds of people detect early signs of skin cancer, and we are proud to say that this years Doctor Idol event will help fund even more mobile screening events.All Childrens seeks donationsST. PETERSBURG All Childrens Hospital has developed a wish list for those in the community who would like to donate toys during the holidays. The list of items needed for this holiday season is available at www.allkids.org/toys. The hospital is unable to accept used toys. Donations should be unwrapped and may be dropped off at the hospital lobby, 501 Sixth Ave. S., St. Petersburg. For information, call 767-4323. Amazon.com is helping All Childrens make giving even easier this year. All Childrens Hospital is pleased to announce its holiday registry list live on Amazon.com. Toys have been selected for all ages as well as some items needed for individual units. Once the items are purchased, they will be mailed directly to All Childrens Hospital. For information, visit www.allkids.org/toys. mom-baby unit, she said, 10 in the NICU and 15 in labor and delivery. She had checked with the moms before the USF team arrived to get permission to deliver the bears, and it brought a smile to all of their faces. Only one said no, she would prefer to receive the bear later because she was still in too much pain from delivery, McCullough said. For McCullough of Dunedin, she always knew she wanted to be a nurse. As a child, I used to watch my brother, and hes so accidentprone and I felt I needed to know what to do, McCullough said. Every time hed have an accident and would come home bloody, Id worry and anted to know what to do. So there was never a doubt about what I wanted to be, growing up. My dad said I was very focused. McCullough joined the Air Force right out of high school to help her afford nursing school, and as soon as she got out, she completed school. She found her love right away with labor and delivery, but she has loved every area she has tried. Nursing is a wonderful career, McCullough said, and one of the great things about the B.E.A.R.S. program is that it could help young people consider a nursing in that field. Im definitely grateful to USF, McCullough said. I think it opens the eyes of the patients about USF being part of our community. It brings it to the bedside. Even though a lot of our s taff goes there even if they havent gone to nursing school there, theyve done other things there like workshops and seminars this really brings USF to the community. To sponsor a bear, visit www.usfnursingbears.com. BEARS, from page 14A Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4&5, Fee: $15. Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 22, 10 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Fifth floor classroom. (Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Infants Group Fridays, Jan. 3 and 17, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (First and Third Friday of the month.) Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers Care and Share Toddlers Group Friday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m., Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room. (Second Friday of the month.) Car Seat Inspection Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15. Car Seat Inspection Friday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m., Mease Countryside Hospital, near Jacobsen Emergency Room entrance, Appointment required, Fee: $15.

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This upcoming season represents a fresh start for PPPB, said Chuck Levesque, new president of the board. A brand new board was recently elected, as many of the previous board members aged out as their children got older. The clubs numbers had also slumped a bit in recent years, he wrote in an email, and the hope is new board members will help to rejuvenate the organization. We have a whole new executive board, he said in an interview. A lot of us are parents with younger kids, so were looking to be here for a while. The new board members vice president Justin Taylor, secretary Nancy Wright and treasurer Tara Berringer, in addition to Levesque have all been involved with the organization for the last two to three years. So weve seen a few areas where some changes could be made, Levesque said. Were looking forward to making it exciting for the kids. He said the board will focus on distributing the talent among teams evenly, so everyone gets a fair shot. Registration is $50 per player for the Pre-Tee Division (3and 4year-olds); $75 per player for the Shetland (5and 6-year-olds) Division; and $100 per player for the Pinto (7and 8-year-olds), Mustang (9and 10-year-olds), Bronco (11and 12-year-olds) and Pony (13and 14-year-olds) Divisions. The organization also offers 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U softball. For more information, visit www.leaguelineup.com/ponyball.Rays announce improvements to The TropST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays recently announced plans for upgrades to Tropicana Field that club officials say will significantly enhance the fan experience during the 2014 season. The project will create 360-degree pedestrian circulation around the lower seating bowl at Tropicana Field. The improved circulation will provide easier access to and from ballpark gates, concessions and activity areas throughout the facility. Existing cross-aisles in the lower bowl will be extended from the left and right field foul poles to create a walkway lined with drink rails as it winds toward center field. These renovations reflect our constant commitment to providing a first-class game day experience at Tropicana Field, said Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg. A visit to the ballpark will be even more enjoyable because of these new features and attractions. The renovations also will create a more dynamic experience in the area just above the center field wall previously occupied by the Everglades BBQ Smokehouse. No longer a walledand glassed-in space set apart from the game, it will be transformed into a unique patio with open views of the playing field and new food and beverage areas easily accessible to all ballpark patrons. A new deck overlooking the Rays Touch Tank will connect the patio to the new walkway at its right field entrance. A more traditional batters eye structure, meeting all Major League Baseball specifications, also will be installed. As a result of the renovation project, visitors to the ballpark will now be able to access the entire lower seating bowl directly from the escalators located at the main rotunda entrance of Tropicana Field. This project will significantly enhance the total ballpark experience, said Rays Senior Vice President of Development and Business Affairs Michael Kalt. It will make it much easier for our patrons to navigate the ballpark, and allow them to enjoy the game from exciting new areas and dynamic new vantage points. The project will result in the removal of approximately 3,000 seats, mostly to accommodate the new outfield walkways. Capacity for regular season baseball games at Tropicana Field in 2014 is expected to be 31,042. The Rays partnered with award-winning sports architects Populous, who designed the renovations to the Rays spring training home at the Charlotte Sports Park, on the 360-degree walkways and creation of the new center field patio. The current project builds on the more than $20 million the Rays have invested in Tropicana Field since 2006, including the creation of the Hancock Bank Club, major improvements to the interior of the ballpark, the installation of new video boards and sound system, as well as the addition of the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame located in Center Field Street. Renderings of the project can be viewed at raysbaseball.com /rays360. Fans will be able to access additional content and images via the Rays social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag #RAYS360. More sports newsRegistration for 50+ mens softball opensLARGO The city of Largos recreation, parks and arts athletics division is accepting registration for mens slow pitch 50 and older softball league that starts Jan. 7. This high-energy league will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m., at Whitesell Softball Complex, 12555 119th St N. Tuesdays will be drop-in play and Thursdays will be formal league play. Registration is $25 per person. For more information or to register, call 518-3026 or visit LargoSports.com.Clearwater Beach residents help win bridge tourney eventCLEARWATER Clearwater Beach residents, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell, participated and helped win the Baze Senior Knockout Teams event in the North American Bridge Championship in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 28 through Dec. 8. More than 5,000 bridge players from all around the world participated in this tournament. Meckstroth and Rodwell, along with their bridge partners, Billy Miller, Las Vegas, Nev.; Lew Stansby, Dublin, Calif.; team captain, Vinita Gupta, Woodside, Calif.; and Bart Bramley, Dallas, Texas, won the Baze Senior Knockout Teams event.Rays announce new flex packsST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have introduced new flex packs for the 2014 season including special holiday flex packs now on sale through raysbaseball.com. Flex packs are available in three-, sixor nine-game voucher packages and offer savings of up to 60 percent off the single-game ticket price. Three-game packs start at just $49, and for a limited time, all holiday flex packs include a special Wil Myers Rookie of the Year cap. In addition to substantial savings, flex packs offer fans the flexibility to select the games of their choice and earn rewards throughout the season. Flex packs buyers will have game vouchers loaded into an online account which may be exchanged online for any game during the 2014 regular season, subject to availability. Vouchers can be redeemed beginning Feb. 10 before the general sale for single game tickets, and up until six hours before the desired game. This redemption window gives fans added convenience in choosing the games they wish to attend. All fans that purchase a flex pack will receive a special Rays Card (one card per flex pack purchased). The card will serve as their ticket to the game (paper tickets will not be issued). Cardholders also will be able to load funds to the card that can be used to purchase concessions and merchandise throughout Tropicana Field. In using the Rays Cards, flex pack purchasers also will earn blue membership status with the team. Blue members will earn a 5 percent bonus on all funds loaded to their Rays Cards and will receive other rewards and special promotions throughout the 2014 season. More flex pack details are available at raysbaseball.com. Rays season ticket holders will continue to have access to the best seat locations and receive exclusive benefits including the opportunity to purchase postseason ticket packages. Season ticket holders also receive larger bonuses on funds loaded to their Rays Cards as part of their gold member status, with select premium seat locations receiving elite member status. Reservations for 2014 ticket plans may be made by calling 888-FANRAYS, online at raysbaseball.com or by visiting the Rays executive offices at Tropicana Field open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Rays sign Molina to 2-year dealST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Jose Molina to a two-year, $4.5 million major league contract. He will donate $40,000 to the Rays Baseball Foundation over the life of the contract. Molina had declared free agency before re-signing with the Rays. The 38-year-old is a 14-year major league veteran including the last two seasons with the Rays. In 2013 he started a career-high 87 games at catcher, breaking his previous high of 81 in 2008, and made his fifth career postseason appearance. He has started 80-plus games in each of his two seasons with the Rays after averaging only 55 starts in the three seasons prior. In 99 games, he batted .233 (66-for-283) with two home runs and 14 doubles. Molina caught 23.3 percent (17 of 73) of attempted base stealers, better than the major league average (23.1), and his career rate of 37.7 percent ranks fourth among active catchers (min. 500 games), behind his brother Yadier Molina (44.5), Henry Blanco (42.8) and David Ross (38.9). His 25 career pickoffs rank second among active catchers behind his brother, Yadier (42). Jose and Yadier played together for Puerto Rico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic as they advanced to the final round.Rays sign Oviedo to 1-year dealST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays recently signed righthanded relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year major league contract worth $1.5 million guaranteed, a figure that could increase to $2.9 million if performance bonuses are reached. Oviedo had declared free agency before re-signing with the Rays. Oviedo, 31, signed with the Rays as a minor league free agent prior to the 2013 season but did not pitch while recovering from Tommy Photo courtesy of MADEIRA BEACH RECREATION DEPARTMENTTikanis knocked off the No. 1 1-0 in the finals to win the 11-older division of the Madeira Beach youth soccer loeague. The game finished scoreless in regulation and came down to shootouts. Hunter Scheffsky kicked the go-ahead goal in shootouts and then made the game winning save in goal. The team roster consists of Scheffsky, Allison Richards, Shawn Bastow, Lauren Bastow, Daniel Buckbee, Derek King, Josh Graves, DJ Lane, Brooke Spriggs, Alexa Pilz, Alana Franklin, and Julie McCoy. Coaches are Robert Richards and Clayton Richards.11-up champsJohn surgery. Formerly known as Leo Nuez, he recorded 92 saves from 2009-11 as the Marlins closer and has a career 4.34 ERA over seven major league seasons with the Royals (2005-08) and Marlins. He spent 2012 with the Marlins organization but did not pitch in the majors.

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LARGO Audiences will have an opportunity to spend an evening with Victor Wooten Friday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50 plus applicable service fee. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The five-time Grammy award winner is known for his solo recordings, tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Wooten has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Brought into this world as Victor Lemonte Wooten in 1964, the future bassist spent his childhood paving the road toward musical success. According to his bio provided by Compass Records, Wooten was born the youngest of five boys. He was only 2 when he began learning to play music. At 5, he was playing nightclubs and theaters as the bassist in his familys band. The following year saw him touring with his brothers, opening for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. I was born at the right place and the right time to a wonderful family, Wooten says in the biography. By age 8, Wooten had earned the nickname Bass Ace. By the time he graduated high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. That is only the beginning of Wootens tale. Fast forward to the late 1980s. Wooten was one of the founding members of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, a band which formed initially for a one-time performance on the PBS series Lonesome Pine Specials. The band has released more than a dozen albums since its self-titled debut from Warner Bros. in 1990. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones also tours extensively, sometimes playing as many as 200 concerts a year. As if he wasnt busy enough with that project, Wooten also pursued a solo career, turning out half a dozen albums beginning with A Show of Hands in 1996. Recorded with only a four-string bass, no multitracking, and a lot of groove and soul, this revolutionary CD was voted one of the most important bass records of all time. Around this time, musicians wanting to learn Wootens unique style and elusive techniques began seeking him out for lessons and seminars at music stores and schools around the world. These workshops became the training ground that lead to the formation of his acclaimed Bass/Nature Camp in 2000, which eventually expanded into Victor Wootens Center for Music and Nature. The center offers intensive style programs and welcomes allWooten to play Largo Cultural Center Photos courtesy of VICTOR WOOTENVictor Wooten will be at the Largo Cultural Center Jan. 3. Sword and Stone, pictured above, is a 2012 instrumental CD released by Victor Wooten. 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His tale of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunken Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays is hilarious and meant for mature audiences only. This one-man show starring local favorite Brian Shea is perfect for those who view the holiday season a little differently from what the television wants us all to believe. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $19. Call 8237529 or visit www.americanstage.org. ZZ Top, Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest-running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, but its a remarkable achievement that theyre still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ Top coalesced from the cores of two rival bands, Billys Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dustys American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Tops First Album and Rio Grande Mud, that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit La Grange, still one of the bands signature pieces today. Their next hit was Tush, featured on their Fandango! album released in 1975. In the mid 1980s, the band released Eliminator an album that represented a paradigm shift for ZZ Top. Their roots blues skew was intact, but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with the nascent MTV. Gilbert Gottfried, Sunday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. At the young age of 15, Gottfried began doing stand-up in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as the comedians comedian. After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasnt until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Gottfrieds work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Whos Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series USA Up All Night. After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, Iago, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover Photo courtesy of WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVORGilbert Gottfried will perform at Capitol Theatre Dec. 29. See WOOTEN, page 4B Top ve diversions Top ve diversions

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2B Just for Fun Leader, December 26, 2013 talents. His signature voice can be heard in several commercials, cartoons and movies including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of Digit in the long-running PBS series Cyberchase. Just Thinking Out Loud, presented by comedian Dave Celestian, Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., at Venue Thetre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, text name and party size to 727-286-0241 or email Dave@DaveCelestian.com. A former engineer, Celestian left the American Dream in the summer of 2008 to pursue standup full-time. He offers a uniquely real, dynamic, and progressive style of humor. His distinctive blend of intelligent, quick-witted humor, delivers a refreshing brand of comedy that is intriguingly entertaining. Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $32.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The show features 40 star-studded dancers performing Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker. It is a holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding ballet moves. The Moscow Ballet dancers are world-class and a delight to experience. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Monday Monday Monday, Jan. 13, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. The show will feature hits made famous by The Mamas and the Papas as well as songs from many worldclass groups including The 5th Dimension; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Peter, Paul and Mary; and The Byrds. Linda Eder Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $39.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. One of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Eders diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character Lucy in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, Eder was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination. Her appearances go back to the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks and attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Eder has recorded 14 solo albums and has performed for sold-out crowds across the country and around the world. Title of Show, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell; Feb. 6-23, 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. Title of Show is a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter about a musical by two guys named Jeff and Hunter. Its very specificity gives it broad appeal, as it takes a thoroughly unique and comical look at the pleasures and perils of the artistic process. Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Vignolas stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the worlds top musicians. Guitar legend Les Paul named Vignola to his Five Most Admired Guitarist list for the Wall Street Journal. Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proven himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few. Their jaw-dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them stars of the guitar. Satchmo: The Rebirth of Louis Armstrong featuring Dean Simms; Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome tribute to the master himself, Louis Armstrong. His singing style as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage is truly amazing. Hear Simms and his band perform renditions of Basin Street Blues, St. Louis Blues, Wonderful World and show stopping performance of the Saints Go Marching In and Hello Dolly. Alter Eagles: The Definitive Eagles Tribute Band; Monday, Feb. 10, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $22.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Alter Eagles the most authentic tribute show to The Eagles have won over countless numbers of fans nationwide with their tight vocal harmonies and exquisite re-creation of those classic songs of the s. From Take It Easy to Hotel California, audiences will feel the bands passion. The Sicilian Tenors Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 5876793 or visit largoarts.com. Comedian Joan Rivers describes the Sicilian Tenors as the Three Tenors meet the Rat Pack. Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale will take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with marvelous songs and arias combined with lighthearted fun for all ages. The audience is always moved from tears to laughter with their warm nostalgia and soaring voices that hit all the right notes. Thoroughly Modern Millie, with book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, Feb. 28 through March 16, 2014, 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. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a fast-paced, energetic musical comedy set in the roaring s. Taking place in New York City in 1922, Millie Dillmount has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. Its a New York full of intrigue and jazz a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. The production will feature Linda Weir as director and Amy Phillips as choreographer. The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash; April 3-27, 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. Belief, hopes, and dreams are never as far away as we may sometimes think. Taking place during a great drought, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. When a man comes to town promising rain for a $100 fee, he unintentionally changes more than just the weather. The Rainmaker is a feel good play for all ages. Grease, with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, May 2-11, 2014, 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. Here is Rydell Highs senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby socks and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head greaser Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their Summer Nights as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as Greased Lightnin, We Go Together, There Are Worse Things I Could Do and Youre the One That I Want recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the worlds most popular musicals. This production will feature James Grenelle as director and choreographer.Clearwater B.B. King, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will performs on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. He will play again on Jan. 2. King will start a new tradition for downtown Clearwater with the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. Over the years, King has developed one of the worlds most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the singing that comes from his guitar. Steve Lippia in Simply Swingin with Sinatra & Friends, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. Steve Lippia, one of the most prominent interpreters of standards and swing music, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with his swinging, hot big band behind him! His youthful vitality lends itself perfectly to this brisk, exhilarating production. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series. Katharine McPhee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Actress and Columbia recording artist Katharine McPhee spent the past two years shooting the highly anticipated Steven Spielberg/NBC TV series Smash in New York City. McPhee is currently in the studio working on her next solo record, due out later this year. McPhees self-titled debut album exploded on the Billboard 200 and was the best charting debut for a female artist within a two-year period. She has co-starred in the hit Adam Sandler comedy House Bunny and co-starred in episodes of CSI-NY, Community and The Family Guy. McPhee was featured on two hit PBS specials: Foster and Friends and Chris Botti in Boston alongside Sting, Andrea Bocelli and John Mayer. Blue Suede Shoes: The One and Only Double Elvis Birthday Bash, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheck erdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. The show will feature Scot Bruce and Mike Albert. Back by popular demand, the top two Elvises return with one phenomenal show. Bruce stars as the young Elvis and Albert as the Las Vegas Elvis. Along with the Big E Band, the performers offer a rockin birthday party celebration of Americas first rock n roll icon. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series. In The Mood, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Tickets start at $18. In The Mood returns for one afternoon celebrating the big band rhythms and intimate ballads of the Swing Era. Much more than a concert, the retro 1940s musical revue features singers and dancers with a sensational big band orchestra. The music and arrangements of Americas greatest generation are as authentic as it gets. This show is part of Ruth Eckerd Halls Adults at Leisure Series.Pinellas Park Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra Sunday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. The orchestra will perform music selections from light classical, show tunes and pop. Admission is free but donations are accepted. For information, call 415-9650 or visit www.pinellasparkorchestra.com. Sock Hop, Friday, Jan. 10, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tampa Bays own The Impacs and guest artist Ken Brady of the original Casinos will perform oldies and sock hop music. For information, call 800-9880. Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Threadbare clothing 0 5. Become friendlier 0 9. Amorphous mass 13. Various forms of the same speech sounds 16. ___ lamp 1 7 Mediterranean plants with large edible flower heads (2 wds) 19. Mac 20. A.T.M. need 21. Drill bits 22. Kuwaiti, e.g. 24. Throughout (music) 27. Ed.'s request (acronym) 28. Arctic 30. Toni Morrison's "___ Baby" 31. Big East team 32. E or G, e.g. 34. Surface of a ship's hull above water 37. Container with historical records for future discovery (2 wds) 39. Afflicted with oxygen-deficient blood 41. "___ say!" (contraction) 42. Norse god of mischief 43. ___ DeLuise, actor 45. Dead, as an engine 49. Arthur Godfrey played it 50. Innocent 53. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 54. Yogi's sidekick 56. Cal. col. 58. "Concentration" pronoun 59. Tried by military law (2 wds) 63. The "A" of ABM 64. At some time later 65. Gift on "The Bachelor" 66. New newts 67. Blanched Down 0 1. Hodgepodge 0 2. Attraction 0 3. Worldwide 0 4. Blubber 0 5. Massenet opera 0 6. Stinger 0 7. Amazon, e.g. 0 8. Chinese dynasty from A.D. 386-556 0 9. Write a shared online journal 10. Along an inland body of water 11. Pigged out 12. Hounds 14. Dash 15. Cicatrix 18. Cast 23. Very brief bathing suit 25. One who accepts charges 26. Support, with "up" 29. Audition tape 31. Means of support 33. "Absolutely!" 35. Telekinesis, e.g. 36. Brood sullenly 37. Prepared foods intended to be eaten elsewhere 38. Formally surrender 39. Train's lounge area (2 wds) 40. Lennon's second wife (2 wds) 44. Cautioned against doing (contraction) 46. Spanish dish 47. Sick 48. Mottle-colored T-shirt 50. Bunk 51. "Where the heart is" 52. Entices 55. Cheese on crackers 57. ___ cross 60. "___ Maria" 61. Call, as a game 62. Drink from a dishHoroscopesDecember 26, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 The New Year has begun. Time to make some waves, Capricorn. Confront the situation head-on and make your stance clear. You are in the majority.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Pish-posh, Aquarius. Just because so-and-so says something is true does not mean it is. Pay them no heed. A transportation crisis comes to a conclusion.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Surely you can do better, Pisces. Step up to the plate and show your team what you are made of. An audit uncovers a way to save for a rainy day.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Vacation opportunities are hard to come by these days, Aries. Dont pass up a friends invite. A tickle of the ivories sets the stage for a wonderful party.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Efficiency is of the essence, Taurus. Take care with your approach. An elderly pal could use some one-on-one time. A letter bears praise for an idea.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Look out, Gemini. A mystery at work is about to unravel. A change in protocol at home provides a welcome change of pace. A mentor drops by for a chat.CancerJune 22 July 22 Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple this week, Cancer. A small modification at home boosts spirits big time. A deadline is near.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Uh-huh, Leo. Flattery wont get you where you need to this week. Hard work is key. Dig in deep. A foe turns friend. Celebrate with a night on the town.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Yes, indeed, Virgo. Trouble is most certainly brewing at home, but it does not involve you. Steer clear of the mess and focus on a long-suffering friend.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Listless Libra. Cheer up. A project is on the way. Menu choices expand as the budget grows bigger. Time to get out the recipe books and get cooking.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Party plans begin to take shape with help from an old friend. Bravo, Scorpio! Reward them for their efforts with an invitation to someplace nice.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Small acts of kindness do wonders for a senior. Make it a habit, Sagittarius, and the relationship will blossom. The clutter bug sets in at home.

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Suites FREE Admission with this AD!122613 082913 Opening this weekendGrudge Match pairs Stallone, De Niro; Stiller stars in Walter Mitty Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Grudge MatchGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and Camden Gray Director: Peter Segal Rated: PG-13 In Grudge Match, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play Billy The Kid McDonnen and Henry Razor Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Now, 30 years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they cant refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. If they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.The Secret Life of Walter MittyGenre: Adventure and comedy Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn Director: Ben Stiller Rated: PG No one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads until they inspire our reality. Thats what happens in Ben Stillers contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurbers The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about to blow his wildly over-active imagination out of the water. This Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a modern day-dreamer, an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his ho-hum existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up. RoninGenre: Adventure and fantasy Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi Director: Carl Rinsch Rated: PG-13 Keanu Reeves leads an all-star international cast in the action-adventure Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) a half-breed they once rejected as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into a hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to confront the evil taking over their land and seize eternity. Based upon the epic story that has become one of Japans most enduring legends, this extraordinary tale of unbelievable courage has its origins in the early 18th century, when 47 noble samurai honored the untimely death of their master by avenging him.Justin Biebers BelieveGenre: Documentary and music Cast: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris and Mike Posner Director: John M. Chu Rated: PG Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight theres more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Justin Biebers Believe captures 19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.The Wolf of Wall StreetGenre: Drama Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Pj Byrne and Kenneth Choi Director: Martin Scorsese Rated: R Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late s. Excess success and affluence in his early 20s as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.August: Osage CountyGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham Director: John Wells Rated: R August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicagos legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.The Invisible WomanGenre: Drama Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander Director: Abi Morgan Rated: R Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens a brilliant amateur actor a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of invisibility.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the leftside menu. Photo by MARY CYBULSKIAbove, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. Bottom left, Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Bottom right, Keanu Reeves, left, stars as Kai and Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi in the action-adventure Ronin. Photo by FRANK CONNOR Photo by WILSON WEBB/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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Noon-4pmCall ahead and take your lunch to the beach!LUNCH BASKETS 1226133 Bands on the Back Porch All Day starting @ Noon till 12:30am Midnight Champagne Toast & Party Favors Piano Bar Inside @ 8:30pm New Years Eve PartyOpen Monday Dec. 30th GOLFSPECIAL18 HOLESMake Tee Times on line baypointegolf.net 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole595-2095SANDWEDGE FOOD & SPIRITS18 Hole Par 61$18 WALK $25 RIDEEVERYDAY$15 WALK $22 RIDEAFTER 1:30 PM112813 instrumentation and vocalists. In 2009, Wooten Woods became the new home for all of Victors camps. The nearly 150-acre retreat, owned by Wooten and his wife, is located west of Nashville, Tenn. This picturesque retreat center has provided many more opportunities for Victor and his staff to share their lifelong experiences with others. We give students the opportunity to completely let go and be themselves while congregating in a peaceful noncompetitive manner on an equal playing ground with each other and their instructors, Wooten said. Weve found this to be the best environment for learning. In 2008, Wooten released Palmystery, his sixth solo recording. Palmystery contains a collection of all new music and features contributions by Bootsy Collins, Mike Stern, Keb Mo, Carl Denson, Jd Blair, Derico Watson, Saundra Williams, Anthony Wellington, Steve Bailey, Will Lee, Dennis Chambers, The Lee Boys, The Wooten Brothers and others. The album showcases Wootens jazz composition and arranging skills with songs like Two Timers, Flex and Song for my Father. It also brings to the forefront his artistically humble side with the celebratory track Bass Tribute and the thought provoking I Saw God. On the same date, Wooten released The Music Lesson A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, a self-published novel about life and music. The book presold hundreds of copies before its release quickly becoming a must-read for musicians world-wide. With the success of the book came the release of The Music Lesson audiobook. Wooten lends his voice as the narrator and main character, but enlisted many of his friends and fellow musicians to read the parts of all the remaining characters. He also wrote and performed the musical score to the audio book, which was voted as a one of five finalists at the 2011 Audie Awards. Continuing in his unique fashion of delivering musical innovation and thought-provoking compositions, Wooten delivered two new CDs in 2012: Words and Tones, a collection of 14 tracks featuring various female vocalists; and the instrumental Sword and Stone. The CDs represent the various sides of Wootens approach to music, performance and songwriting, highlighted by searing bass solos. In 2013, Wooten released the soundtrack to his audio book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music on Vix Records via Compass Records distribution. The primarily instrumental soundtrack features 31 original tracks of music as scored and performed by Wooten. Additional musicians on the recording include Bla Fleck, Roy Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Howard Levy, Michael Kott and Federica Pena. Once again, the recording is a showcase for Wootens writing and scoring capabilities. Wooten continues to tour heavily with his band, which includes Wooten on electric, tenor and upright basses, cello, guitar and vocals; Krystal Peterson on vocals, keyboards, flute and drums; J. D. Blair on vocals and drums; Derico Watson on vocals and drums; Anthony Wellington on bass, keyboards, guitar and vocals; Steve Bailey on bass, keyboards, trombone and vocals; and Dave Welsch on bass, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. He recently completed a tour performing with is brothers Joeseph, Roy and Regi. The 11-city tour included stops in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maryland and New York. WOOTEN, from page 1B Museum to host fundraiserST. PETE BEACH The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will host its annual fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with a social hour featuring hors doeuvres, beer and wine. At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy a live musical performance that will evoke 1890s New York City. Tickets are $25 and are available only at the museum gift shop. The museum is at 115 10th Ave., Pass-A-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the museum. Visit www.gulfbeachesmuseum.com.Pinellas County ready to ring in 2014 with events, performances Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPESay goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year in a variety of ways as Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area rings in 2014.Clearwater For a bit of blues on New Years Eve, B.B. King will perform Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $69. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The legendary blues icon will perform on New Years Eve at the all-new Capitol Theatre. This will be the first New Years Eve concert at the newly renovated, 93-year-old Capitol Theatre and hopefully the start of a new tradition. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965s definitive live blues album Live At The Regal and 1976s collaboration with Bobby Blue Bland, Together For The First Time. Kings most popular crossover hit, 1970s The Thrill Is Gone went to No. 15 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Community Fireworks event on New Years Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31, on Clearwater Beach. The event will take place at the stroke of midnight on the south end of the beach. These majestic fireworks are so high and so magnificent that they can be viewed from the south end of the beach and Sand Key all the way up to the north near the Sandpearl. The fireworks are absolutely free to the public. The Clearwater Beach Chamber has been able to provide this community event through many generous sponsorships. This years Presenting Sponsor is Frenchys. Grand finale sponsors are Shephards Beach Resort and the Sandpearl. Community sponsors include The Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Gas System and Whirlwind Events and Entertainment. Additional sponsorships include Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, Quality Inn on the Beach, The Tropics Boat Tours, Coconut Cove, Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Hilton Clearwater Beach, Griffin Productions, Island Estates Yacht Club, and Segway Adventures. For more information, visit www.lightitupclearwater.com. Shephards New Years Eve party will get underway Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Shephards Beach Resort, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Admission includes a great view of the Clearwater Beach fireworks display, live feed from Times Square and countdown to 2014 on a 16foot video screen, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, live music from All the Answers at the Tiki Bar and DJ Ray and DJ Brandon James. The party is for guests 21 and older with proper identification. For information, email rose mary@shephards.com or call 441-6875. A Salute to Vienna will usher in the New Year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.rutheckerd hall.com. Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall for a glorious 16th appearance with a fresh new program. Attendees will enjoy a brilliant cast of more than 75 musicians, stellar European singers, and dancers in beautiful costumes. The show will celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. The gala is presented in partnership with Attila Glatz Concert Productions.Gulfport Butchlesque New Years Eve red carpet event will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Butchlesque is a butch fashion show that showcases butch-identified lesbians displaying their individual interpretations of female masculinity. Countdown to midnight at the dance will immediately following the show. Attendees will celebrate and appreciate butch women for their roles in the LGBT community. General admission is $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Pete Prides Community Grants Program. Visit, butchlesque.com.Indian Shores A special New Years Eve menu will be available Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. to midnight, at The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Cost is $39.75. Aqua Groove will be perform 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 7 p.m. late seating includes champagne toast and party favors. Regular menu items will be available on the outside decks. For information, visit www.the pubwaterfrontrestaurant.com.Palm Harbor G. David Howard will perform his fortieth New Years Eve show Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Leos Italian Grill, 33286 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 10 p.m. Cost is $65 which includes party favors and a champagne toast. For call 786-9110.St. Pete Beach The TradeWinds Rockin in the Midnight Hour New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., in the ballroom at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. Partiers 21 and older are invited to don their best duds for an evening of festivities, food, and fun. The locally famous Greg Billings Band will keep everyone on the dance floor until the wee hours. And, no party is complete without a dance contest. Guests also will have access to an open bar and will receive a glass of champagne and noisemakers so they can properly celebrate the balloon drop at midnight. An extensive gourmet hors doeuvres buffet will be the centerpiece of this years experience. A dessert display of chocolate fondue and miniature pastries will give the buffet a sweet ending. Entrance to the party is $140 a person. For party reservations and information, call 363-2258. Experience a taste of James Bond excitement on New Years Eve at the Casino Royale ballroom celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The entire fifth floor of the building thats as legendary as Bond himself will come alive New Years Eve with four Bondinspired parties all rolled into one. Cost is $175 per person including full open bar, plenty of food action stations, two DJs, a live performance by Phase 5, casino gaming and more. We want our guests to come to an iconic hotel, enjoy four different experiences and just have the time of their life, said Stephen Cummings, General Manager. Bond is a classic character and we plan on throwing one memorable, classic New Years Eve celebration to remember. So if its a night of dancing to your favorite hits, celebrating with friends or just living on the edge, Bond-style, weve got the party for you! he continued. Guests will have the advantage of attending four different parties, all in one location, each with its own character, cuisine and entertainment. Overnight packages also are available, including accommodations and two tickets to the Casino Royale event, starting from $474 a night for a two-night stay. For event and package reservations, call 360-1881, ext. 2293.St. Petersburg Swingin the New Year, a grand New Years Eve celebration for all ages, will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 6697830 or 773-0064 or visit www.TampaBaySwing.com. Performing at the event will be the 18-piece Tom Kats Big Band. The evening will feature live music, dancing and celebration from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There also will be an introductory swingdance lesson between 8 and 9 p.m. Doors will open 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include a midnight countdown and balloon drop, a vintage fashion photo shoot and contest, party favors and chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available. The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000square-foot oak dance floor. New Years and vintage attire are encouraged. St. Petersburg will ring in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more at its annual First Night St. Petersburg event, set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight, at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. The event will feature familyoriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. This years celebration is themed First Night, First Flight and is dedicated to Tony Jannus history-making flight from St. Pete to Tampa 100 years ago. The festivities will begin with FirstKids at the Morean Arts Center at 4 p.m., with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Art in Flight Projects from the Morean Center for Clay and Creative Clay. St. Petersburg Library is sending over a puppet show. FirstKids will finish with the Procession of Flight soaring down to the waterfront at 7 p.m. lead by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks. In Williams Park, The Warehouse Arts District Artists will light up the new year with Luminous Flight illuminated sculptural lanterns. First Night goers will be able to participate in hands-on demos by WADA artists including glass etching, flight based clay creations, and a decorating a Chinese style Dragon. There will be a Dragon Procession to the waterfront at 10 p.m. Musical stages will feature rock, jazz, bluegrass, opera, chamber music, hip-hop, alternative folk rock and sacred steel. New this year will be TASCOs Young Talent Showcase in North Straub Park. The finale stage will feature alternative folk favorites Have Gun WIll Travel and will finish the night with the sacred steel sounds of the Lee Boys. The event will feature fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight. Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburgs busy, charming sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening. For information and a complete schedule, visit www.first nightstpete.com. The HOT 101.5 New Years Eve Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. The party will feature DJs spinning live, go-go dancers, LED screens and a midnight toast. Tickets range from $25 to $75. Call 893-7832 or visit www.the mahaffey.com.Tampa A New Years Eve party will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event. Call 813-373-0700. Attendees will ring in 2014. Admission include the all-youcan-drink party and a champagne toast at midnight. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be hosting two parties all open to the public on New Years Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. A Pop the Cork party for those 21 and older will be offered in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 a person in advance and $95 a person the day of the event. Tickets are available online at ticket master.com. Party tickets will provide four drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired appetizers, and entertainment by the Flats. Additionally, a Rockin New Years Eve Poolside Party is also scheduled at for those 21 and older from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Standing room only advance tickets are $35 a person. Visit ticket master.com. There will be entertainment courtesy of Coo Coo Ca Choo, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar. For information, call 800-9370010 visit www.seminolehard rocktampa.com. Radio Disneys Rockin Noon Years Eve Party will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. Attendees will ring in the new year family style at the annual Noon Years Eve daytime celebration hosted by the zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch the clock strike noon. Activities are included with zoo admission. Visit www.lowryparkzoo.com. Local bars and bands set to party Dec. 31 Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant, 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Eccentric will perform. The event will feature champagne, midnight buffet and party favors. For reservations and information, call 736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com. Frenchys Rockaway, 7 Rockaway St., Clearwater, will feature the Charlie Hotel Band from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a break for a fireworks show around midnight. There also will be party favors and a champagne toast. Call 446-4844 or visit www.frenchysonline.com. JDs Restaurant & Lounge, 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, will feature a full schedule of music for the last day of 2013 with Red playing from noon to 4 p.m.; TBA, 4 to 8 p.m.; North 2 South, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; and Phil Tolotta at the piano bar, 8:30 p.m. Call 595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com. Jimmy Bs Beach Bar, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, will host a New Years Eve party with free cover charge. Wellstrung plays from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and Phoenix takes over for the main event, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 367-1902 or visit www.beach comberflorida.com/entertainment.asp. Makos on the Rocks, 14450 Walsingham Road, Largo, will feature the band Hunks of Funk for its New Years Eve party. There will be party favors and a toast at midnight. Call 595-6256 or visit www.makosontherocks.com. Screwie Louies Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, is hosting a New Years Eve party with Den of Thieves on the main stage. Call 393-7616 or visit www.screwielouiesbarandgrille.com. The Dunedin Smokehouse, 471 Main St., Dunedin, will host its countdown to 2014 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jeriko Turnpike will perform. There will be party favors, drink specials and food all with no cover charge. Call 736-2227 or visit www.the dunedinsmokehouse.com.

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Classieds 5B Leader, December 26, 2013 485. Help WantedSERVERSPinecrest Place Retirement Community is looking for mature candidates to work in our Dining rooms, to include Assisted Living and Memory Care. P-T multiple positions open; various hours including weekends & holidays. We are looking for candidates to provide quick, efficient, and pleasant delivery of food to our residents & guests, ensuring all quality standards of food service are being met. Position requires Level II background screening; EOE; Drug-free workplace. Please apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. RESIDENT AIDES Pinecrest Place, a premier retirement community, is seeking aides to provide daily care to our AL & Memory Care residents. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Part-time, various shifts. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, or send resume to Margaret.kristall@ brookdaleliving.com or fax to M. Kristall at (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP EARN $1000s From Home? Be careful of Work-At-Home Schemes. Hidden costs can add up Requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how you can avoid Work-AtHome Scams. Call: Federal Trade Comm. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from Tampa Bay Newspapers and the FTC.62807 345. Lost & FoundFOUND DOG: Male Yorkie, 12/14, vicinity of 131st St. & 102nd Ave., Seminole. Call with proof of ownership. (727)385-9272. FOUND CAT: Large male, mostly white w/some gray, affectionate, 12/9, vicinity of Evelyn Ave., Clearwater. (727)520-4593. 355. AdoptionARE YOU PREGNANT? A Childless, Married Couple, (in our 30s) seeks to adopt. Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure. Expenses paid. Nicole & Frank. 1(888)969-6134. FL BAR #150789 PREGNANT? Thinking about Adoption? Choose the Perfect Family For Your Baby Benefits may include: Free Apartment Free Medical Care Free Counseling Experienced Adoption Entity (727)421-2514 FL BAR #0967841 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CNA/ HOME HEALTH AIDE For Private Patient. 20 Years Experience. Excellent References. Honest, Kind, Reliable. Medical, Errands, Doctor Visits, Etc. (727)266-4496. DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?Im Available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Have Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)365-2386. 472. Wedding ServicesHoliday Inn Harbourside From intimate Destination Weddings for two to gala affairs for 200 www.HIHarbourside.com (727)595-9484 BAYPOINTE GOLF COURSE Scenic Room, Perfect For Venues Up To 130. www.BaypointeGolfCourse.com (727)593-3900, (727)595-2095. MISCELLANEOUS ADOPTIONUnplanned Pregnancy?Provide your baby with a loving, financially secure family.Living / Medical / Counseling Expenses PaidYou choose the family you want for your baby / open adoption available. Call compassionate attorneyLauren Feingold866.633.039724 Hours / 7 DaysFL Bar #0958107 120513 95. Property Mgmt. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 190. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesTREASURE ISLAND, Gorgeous 1BR/1BA, Deeded Boat Slip! Minutes To Johns Pass. Walking Distance To Beach! $175,000. Virginia Wyman, Coldwell Banker, (813)610-0074. 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS Extra large 1BR/1BA First Floor. End unit, extra windows. Screened Porch. Storage Closet. $37,900. Call Diane (727)410-6388. 35. Mobile Home Sales SEMINOLE. CLEAN? QUIET? CONVENIENT? EASY TO OWN? YES! 55+ Several Homes To Choose From. Starting At $2,500. Background Check Required, $60. Call Now! (727)393-0151 TWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. First Time Homebuyer Program*1-800-806-5154www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfaPrograms available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County062013 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX1BR/1BA 1,012 sq. ft. Nicely Updated, Waterview, 55+ New Listing $48,900 1BR/1BA, 704 sq. ft. Everything has been updated. Great View! $38,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com121213 145. Unfurnished HousesLARGO: NEAR BEACH 3BR/2BA/2CG, Screened Porch, Fireplace. $1,250/Month +1st, Last, Security. Lawn Maintenance Included. (727)593-9773 ST. PETE 2BR/1BA/2CG, LR, DR, New Kitchen, Utility Room, Tile Floors Throughout. Section 8 OK. No Pets. 3560 Burlington Ave. $825/Mo. (727)415-0660. 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 914SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Updated Kitchen. $700/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE, VILLA MILAN 1BR/1BA, on West side of Lake Seminole, Pool, Dock, No Pets. $625/Month Annual. Guetzlaff Realty(727)204-0829, (727)392-2339 NEW ATLANTIS CLUB 2BR/1BA First Floor, New Carpeting, Freshly Painted. Walk To Shopping. No Pets. $750/Mo. Shipwatch Realty, (727)596-6508. www.ShipwatchRealty.com SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU, Renovated Modern Condo. 1BR/1BA, 800SF, 2nd Floor. 55+, Gated community. Many amenities. Resort Style Living! $750/Month. (727)385-7718. CLEARWATER, GREENBRIAR Nice 1BR/1BA Ground Floor, Walk-in Closet, Porch, Quiet 55+. Pool, Clubhouse, Shuffleboard, Water. $595/Mo. (727)734-0069. 170. Furnished Apts.MADEIRA BEACH: 1BRs & Efficiencies. Fully Equipped. Weekly. No Pets. Includes Utilities. (727)397-4130. CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $179/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts.SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. Winter Rentals; 1BR Deluxe & 2BR/2BA. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSDeluxe 1 & 2 Bedrooms,1st & 2nd Floor. Overlooking Non-smoking Center Courtyard w/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr.Call for Info (727)585-2161. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER Unfurnished Efficiency. Close To Bus Terminal. $425/Mo. Call Bob, (727)515-0994. BELLEAIR BLUFFS Great Quiet Location. Ranch Style, Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, No Traffic Cul-de-Sac. $825/Mo. Neg. (412)741-6339. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs January rates starting at $395/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. SAND KEY Clearwater Beach, Furnished, Large 2BR/2BA. Pool, Annual. $2,200/Month. Under Ground Parking. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 190. Waterfront RentalsMADEIRA BEACH CONDO 55+. 2BR/2BA. Annual Lease Only. No Pets. Non-Smoking. $1,400/Mo. (727)391-6407. SAND KEY CONDO Best Location On Intracoastal. Walk To Beach. 2BR/2BA Unfurnished. New Appliances, Remodeled. W/D. Nonsmoking. $1,750/Mo. Annual. (201)323-5717. NEW YEAR, NEW HOME!1 bedroom / 1 bathroom 2nd floor apartments From $760/month Includes water/sewer & trash. Call Imperial Palms Today! (727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 122613 SEA TOWERS Lexington Bldg 7th Floor 2BR/2BA, Million Dollar View Totally Renovated. w/Hardwood Floors. Available 2/1/14, Full-Time/ Seasonal Donna (508)326-6097 Lee (727)391-3900 REDINGTON SHORES 3BR/2BA, 1,581 sq ft Overlooking the Gulf. Pet Friendly. Best Pool in the Area, and the Beach is your Backyard! $1,850/Month. Serious inquiries E-mail: lpage@glassratner.com 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. CLEARWATER, GARDEN LEVEL, 2BR/2BA, Waterfront/ Resort Style Condo. Overlooking Tampa Bay, 55+ Community w/Clubhouse, Pool. Fully Furnished. $1,400/Mo. 3 Month Minimum. (781)985-0559. JodyAvtges@gmail.com 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $575/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, HEARTBREAK HOTEL A PEACE MAKER. Quiet, Furnished, Share House, Pool, Cable, Electric, W/D, All Included. $130/Week and Up. Security Required. B.G.C. (210)560-4943. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY For Retail/ Service/ Office. High Traffic Visibility In Great Location Of Indian Rocks/ Belleair/ Largo Area. Perfect For Dog Grooming, Massage, Nails, Yoga, Etc, Etc. Use Your Creativity! Approx. 1,300SF. 13042 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, 33774. Also Has A 2BR/1BA Apt. On Property To Oversee Your Business If Desired. Must See! Only $1,245/Mo. Call (727)224-8690. CLEARWATER HOTEL NOW Hiring For Front Desk & Night Audit. Full-Time/ Part-Time. Great Atmosphere! Competitive Wages. Senior Are Encouraged To Apply. Dynamic Personalities Please Apply In Person, Springhill Suites By Marriott, 3485 Ulmerton Rd. WANTED: Experienced Website Designer To Assist Int. Co. in Start-up and Development. Must have experience with internal & external links, secure product ordering, morphing software, management, training, etc. (941)807-3298, (727)289-8467. SANITATION DRIVER Full Time. Starting salary $11.17/Hour. See city website for additional details. Submit application to Vincent Tenaglia, City of Madeira Beach, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Closing date: open until filled CERTIFIED MED TECH Needed ASAP. 3rd Shift 11pm-7am. Must have past Level II Background Check. 1/Year Experience Preferred. Contact office (727)586-1969 STYLIST WANTEDCommission or Chair Rental Available. Salon 314, 314 West Bay Drive. Jacqueline, (727)584-2470. PRINTING OPERATORS NEEDED PrimeNet is a fast growing, Direct Marketing Service Organization in Largo. We currently have FT/ PT openings available in; Offset and Digital Printing, and Machine Operators. Experience a plus, but we can train. Send resume to HR@primenet.com Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 CLASSIFIEDSwww.TBNweekly.com To Place An Ad Call (727) 397-5563 Fax (727) 399-2042 or order your ad online 24/7 @ TBNweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon1-130 Real Estate Sales 135-290 Rentals 300 Notices 302 Tickets 305 Fun Things To Do 310 Good Things To Eat 315 Personals 320 Religious Personals 340 Happy Ads 345 Lost & Found 355 Adoption 360 Legal Services 370 Instructions/Tutors 375 Career Training 385 Beauty Services 390 Counseling 400 Health & Fitness 410 Massage Therapy 420 Babysitting 425 Child Care 430 Wheelchair & Sr. Transport 435 Adult Care & Services 455 Travel Services 470 Entertainment 485-530 Help/Work Wanted 535 Business Opportunity 545-582 Financial & Insurance Services 585 Auctions 590 Antiques & Collectibles 597 Coins & Stamps 599 Rental Equipment600-750 Merchandise to Buy/Sell755-805 Campers/RVs/Trailers 810-885 Automotive 890-915 Boats & Marine 970-980 Estate, Garage, Yard, Moving Sales Professional Services DirectoryClassieds Index December 26, 2013 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 20, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 19, NoonJanuary 2, 2014 Paper:Retail & Classied Display Ads: Thursday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m. Classied Line Ads: Friday, Dec. 27, Noon Editorial Copy: Thursday, Dec. 26, NoonF OR A DVERTISING & E DITORIAL 120513 PUBLIC NOTICEPinellas Heights Senior Apartments located at 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778 is OPENING the waitlists for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Seniors 62 years or older on January 1, 2014. Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments is a BRAND NEW community. The rental rates for these apartments are based on 30% of household income. The PCHA will be accepting pre-applications for Section 8 Project-based Voucher assisted units for Pinellas Heights only. This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Pre-applications are available via internet www.pinellashousing.com or at the below locations: Pre-applications will ONLY be accepted by U.S. MAIL. Pre-applications must be mailed to: Pinellas County Housing Authority 11479 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33778 NO PRE-APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON OR BY FAX. PCHA 11479 Ulmerton Rd Largo, FL 33778 Crystal Lakes Manor 4200 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Palm Lake Village 1515 County Road 1 Dunedin, FL 34698 Handicapped and/or disabled applicants: If you are unable to pick up an application at one of the locations above you may call 727-443-7684 ext. 3124 and request a pre-application to be mailed to you. TTY: (800) 955-8771 TTD: (800) 955-8770 122613 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. PROSPECT TOWERS OF CLEARWATER 801 Chestnut Street, ClearwaterSENIORS 62+Affordable Efciencies From $450/month and 1 Bedrooms from $572/month INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND BASIC CABLE Small Pets Welcomed. Continental Breakfast Income Qualications. Non-Smokers Only727-447-5701 110713 MOVE-INSPECIALS SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 175. Unfurnished Apts. 175. Unfurnished Apts. Thinking of Buying? 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6B Professional Services Leader, December 26, 2013 PROFESSIONALSERVICES We offer stress-free pet sitting in the comfort of your own home. Let our professional staff give your pets plenty of love and attention while youre away! Where your pets are treated like familyInsured, bonded and NAPPS certified. Reasonable rates!121213E To Place An Ad Call 397-5563 Fax 399-204224 Hour Classieds www.tbnweekly.com Deadlines: Display, Friday-5 p.m. Line Ads, Monday-Noon 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 525. Medical Help 522. Careers 885. Autos Wanted Experienced Energy Reps Work for the #1 Room in the Market Place! (Clearwater FL) Come find out for yourself why our agents make this room the best place to work! We buy leads constantly! $20 per deal! Guaranteed Minimum of $400 per week or your commissions whatever is greater! Limited space available so call or stop by now to secure your space on the team! If you are tired of how little money you are making at your current room come and check us out! Level2Direct LLC A Level Above (727)216-7491 PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS ANALYST (Largo, FL): Assess/analyze operations data; develop logistics to improve operations; implement daily operational quality/ cost strategies. Masters deg (or foreign equiv.) in Bus Admin., Health Serv. Admin., or rel, + knowledge of bus analysis, forecasting, marketing. In lieu of a Masters deg, will accept Bachelors deg (or its foreign equiv) in above listed fields, + 5 yrs of progressive exp in bus. analysis, forecasting, marketing. Send resume/cover letter to Edwards Pharmacy of Indian Rocks, LLC, 12071 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774 SECURITY GUARD Pinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-10pm, including weekends and holidays. Greets and monitors visitors and residents coming and going from the building. Monitors per established schedules emergency and safety equipment; assist residents & family members with minor maintenance issues patrols property; answers phone lines and dispatches calls; completes appropriate forms as required. We are looking for a dependable, experienced candidate that has great customer service skills and a desire to serve. Please send resume to:Margaret.kristall@brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. 505. Part-Time HelpLPN: PINECREST PLACE A Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, Weekends Only 2pm-10pm. Candidate should have previous experience working in a geriatric environment and have a commitment to making a difference in the lives they touch. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to become a part of our team. Candidates can apply in person at 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, Send resume to Margaret.kristall @brookdaleliving.com or fax to (727)581-8409. EOE, DFWP. 515. Hospitality HelpF/T & P/T PREP COOK, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Laundry & Maintenance w/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Experience. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. CNAs, HHAs NEEDED FOR Pinellas County Area. Choose Your Hours. $10-15 Per Hour. (727)822-3034 CNAs & HHAs NEEDED. All days and hours. Live-in and Weekend availability a PLUS! Call Griswold Home Care. (727)547-7000 535. Business Opportunities Private Duty, In-Home-Care Flexible hours/days/nights Competitive pay 092712 Cost-Effective Statewide AdvertisingPlace Your Ad Of 25 Words or Less In More Than 100 Newspapers Across Florida For Only $475/week. You Can Reach Over 5 Million Readers Through Our Network Of Daily & Weekly Florida Newspapers. Contact Tampa Bay Newspapers Classified Dept. (727) 397-5563 072513 LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME?If you are looking to make some extra cash, the Times is looking for you. We are searching for independent distributors to sell and deliver our newspapers to stores and news racks during early morning hours. Must be able to pass background and credit check. We currently have business opportunities inPinellas CountyIf youre interested in managing your own business we invite you to contact us to learn more.CALL 1-866-396-5585 TODAY 121913 LOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 585. AuctionsGRANNYS AUCTION(AB1769) Buying & Consigning. Free Antique Appraisals Tuesdays 12-4. Furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, military, sterling, gold, etc. (727)572-1567 5175 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater 597. Coins & StampsCOIN SPECIAL! Indian Head Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, V Nickels, .98 Each. Silver Certificates, $1.98. Buying Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Old Comic Books. Buy/ Sell/ Trade. (727)967-1482 600. MerchandiseHOLIDAY GOWN, Long, Full, Tafetta, Pastel Lavender, Size 12. Paid $400, Asking $75 OBO. (727)586-5572. 660. Wanted to BuyCASH PAID BY NEW ENGLAND Collector for Quality Old Items. Dishes, Books, Dolls, Paintings, Watches, Cameras, Coins, Stamps. Dave (207)649-9130. 700. Pets & AnimalsCHRISTMAS BABIES! Chihuahua/ Yorkie, One Tea Cup Female, $500. One Male, $400. HURRY! (727)595-0727. 827. Auto RepairPower Window & Lock Repair Licensed, Mobile, Guaranteed. Free Estimates. (727)322-3050 AllPowerAuto.com Jim Sailor 830. Van & SUV SalesDODGE 2013 GRAND CARAVAN Wheelchair Van With 10 Lowered Floor, Ramp & Tie Downs. For More Info Please Call Ben At (727)644-6101. THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393WE BUY CARS Any Condition, New, Old or Junk. No Title & Liens OK! (813)418-7927 or (727)493-5302 ALL AUTOS WANTED With or without title. 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Call Rafe, Clearwater (727)459-3125 www.aaacomputerdoctor.com ST. PETE COMPUTERS 9150 49th Street N, Pinellas Park (727)490-7664 Computer & Laptop Repair, Virus & Spyware Removal. Tune-ups/ Data Transfer/ Upgrades. Refurbished Computers, Laptops. Visit www.stpetepc.com for Coupon & Hardware Specials. Onsite service available. We Buy Broken Laptops ConcreteCONCRETE N BLOCKDMQ Group. State-Certified Contractor, #CGC036131. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. Since 1980. (727)637-5419, (727)393-7697. 082213 Complete Concrete, Block, Stucco & Paver Work, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios. David Will, (727)459-9710. #C10222. MIKE QUARANTO Concrete Inc. 20+ Years Experience. Quality Service. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. #C-5640. Call (727)398-5160. Door RepairsPatio Door Repair Specialist I Get Them Sliding Again No Installations. Angies List 2007-2008, 2010-2012 Super Service Award! (727)733-4353. www.PatioDoorRepairInc.com DraperiesCUSTOM DRAPERIES & Valances, Bedding, Cushions, Shades. Your Fabric Or Ours. Since 1981. (727)397-5708. SewFineCustomSewing.com DrywallBLEVINS DRYWALLNo Job Too Small! Water Damage, Ceilings, Texturing. Free Estimates. #C-7872/Ins. (727)638-4342 ElectricalAffordable Quality Work 24-Hour Service. Free Est. Senior Discount. #ER0009230 STEVEN HOBBS ELECTRIC, INC (727)441-2788 GABRIEL ELECTRIC Rewires, Repairs, Upgrades. 24/7 Emergency Service. LOW Rates!! Senior Discounts. Since 1986. Insured. #ER0010733. (727)442-0845 Wondering How To Pay Off All Of Those Bills?We are looking for men and women to deliver FREE community newspapers in Pinellas County. Must be available either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Experience preferred but will train the right person. This is a supplemental income. Applicant must have good transportation; preferably a van, large car, SUV or pickup truck. For more information, please contact Mr. Shiett at 727-530-5521.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!051913 505. Part-Time Help 505. Part-Time Help The Classified Sales Team at Wishes You and Your Family Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.Kelly & Wendy 121213 CHECK YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAYIn the event of error in any advertising, this publication will not be nancially responsible beyond the cost of the advertisement in which the error appears. For advertisement scheduled to run more than one time, this publication will not issue credit for errors beyond the rst publication week. Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertising copy deemed by the Publisher as objectionable in any sense and to change the classication from that ordered to conform to the policy of the publisher. Unearth a real deal in the classifieds. ARTICLES SELLING FOR: $101 $500 $501 $2,000 $2,001 $10,000 ADVERTISE FOR: $8 $10 $14 To nd what you need, take Time Out to read the Classieds! For the BEST selection of used vehicles, check our classied pages Advertise your goods and services in the Classifieds and reach hundreds of potential buyers daily. Call today for our new LOWER rates and to place your ad. ZOOM IN ON A BUYER ZOOM IN ON A BUYER9911 SEMINOLE BLVD 727-397-5563 FREE ESTIMATES. If CLEAN Is What You Want, CLEAN Is What You Get, When You Call Georgette. (727)391-7866. AFFORDABLE, FREE Estimates Superior Cleaning. Residential, foreclosures, move-in/ out. Honest, professional, experienced. References/ Insured (727)565-9280. Husband & Wife Cleaning Team Homes, Offices, Motels, Vacation Rentals. Quality Guaranteed. Bonded, References. (727)403-8051. NORMA JEANNES CLEAN Hardworking Boston Gal Will Do A Wicked Good Job! Excellent References. (727)559-1550. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING General House Cleaning, New Construction Cleaning, After Hours Cleaning Available. Licensed, Insured. (727)692-8860. HOME CLEANING Organizing. Available. Over 30 Years Exp. Lic. Ins. References. Largo Resident Since 1990. Quality, Detailed, Fair Prices. My Supplies (Mild Products Available). (727)460-0923 EXPERIENCED & HARDWORKING Ill Clean Your Home Like No Other!References Upon Request.Sebastian, (570)878-7737,(727)474-5402.

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