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A morning on the field Touch-a-Truck is this week in LargoThe 19th annual Touch-a-Truck held Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park wlll feature fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses, a Bayflight helicopter and more. ... Page 3A.LARGO LHS students sing on All-State stageTristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen, both seniors at Largo High School, performed with the All-State Chorus Jan. 11. Largo High junior Alec Emser played bassoon with the All-State Honors Band earlier in the day. ... Page 15A.SCHOOLSYMCA to build Bardmoor facilityThe $6.6 million project will grant the capacity to serve more than 14,000 local residents annually in the Largo, Seminole and Pinellas Park areas through membership and programs. ... Page 4A.COUNTYPinellas is highimpact destinationTo qualify as a high-impact tourist destination, a county must collect more than $30 million in tourist development taxes, which is equal to $600 million in sales for a calendar year. Pinellas County has exceeded the $30 million by nearly $41,000. ... Page 6A.Candidates line up for county seats Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard among contenders ... Page 5A. Leigh Humes Band, Abasi Ote and Gypsy Wind to entertain crowds Jan. 25 ... Page 1B.Heritage Village comes alive with folk music this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 27 January 23, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist Ref erralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 010214 Exp. 2-15-14Exp. 2-15-14 Exp. 2-15-14 Exp. 2-15-14SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14012314 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Largo backs Greenlight PinellasCommissioners also discuss issues with Kent Place sewer By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Largo commissioners were nearly unanimous in their endorsement of the Greenlight Pinellas Plan Jan. 21, but some did wonder whether they had heard enough from those opposed to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authoritys plan to improve public transportation. Commissioner Curtis Holmes, the sole vote against Largos resolution to endorse the plan, previously called for the opposition group, called No Tax for Tracks, to give a presentation to the commission. During the public hearing Jan. 21, Commissioner Robert Murray joined Holmes in that request, despite his percent support of Greenlight Pinellas. I think its going to pass. I think the PSTA has done their job. But I would like the opportunity for the opposition to come before us and give their point just for transparency, he said. Mayor Pat Gerard said she felt like she had all the information she needed to make a decision on the endorsement and encouraged residents to do their own research into the plan. I have no doubt that in the next 10 months, were going to hear more than we ever want to hear about this subject from every direction, she said. I dont necessarily think we need to host that debate. The Greenlight Pinellas Plan would be funded through a 1 percent sales tax, if voters approve that increase during a November referendum. The plan calls for increased bus routes especially on nights and weekends, a future passenger rail and a plan for development that would support the increased transit. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, from left, Rod Cradit, part of the Largo 50+ softball team, waits on third base for his teammate at bat, Kevin Schanz, to take a crack at a more ideal pitch while umpire Freddie Glasser and 3 Score catcher Al Melendez look on Jan. 16, during the first game that pitted the Largo team against Clearwaters senior softball team, 3 Score. Top left, Bill Brasfield, 68, of Pinellas Park knocks a firstbase hit to the outfield. At left, Largo league organizer Paul Aubry, 69, pitches during the second game of the double header against Clearwater. The city of Largos slow pitch softball league started meeting this month, on Tuesday mornings for drop-in and batting practice and Thursday mornings for formal league play at Whitesell Softball Complex, 12555 119th St. N. For more information, call 518-3026 or visit LargoSports.com.Chamber hears a forecast of 2014Experts discuss health care, the work force, income inequality and energy By JULIANA A. TORRES CLEARWATER Four experts in their field shared their perspectives on the upcoming year to members of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21. The breakfast program, this year dubbed Focus on 2014: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast, is an annual event for the Largobased chamber, held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. Ed Peachey, president and CEO of WorkNet Pinellas and the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, spoke first, sharing current statistics on the local work force. The slow but steady growth likely would continue in the upcoming year, he said. I think its pretty much going to be more of the same. I think unemployment is going to continue to go down. I think were going to have job growth in all industry sectors except maybe government, being that its an election year, he explained. Peachey called for the employers in the room to not leave the task of training tomorrows work force to colleges and universities. We need the employer community to step up and help train that next generation of workers, he said. We have to create more opportunities for internships and apprenticeships if were going to build a work force here in Tampa Bay.Health careCarl Patten, director of health care policy for Florida Blue in Jacksonville, discussed the future of health care, much of which hinges on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In general, spending on health care has slowed in recent years, Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces Focus 2014 panelists Jan. 21 were, top left, Alex Glenn, president of Duke Energy Florida; above, Carl Patten, director of health care policy at Florida Blue; bottom left, Philip Porter, professor of economics at University of South Florida, and, below, Ed Peachey, president of WorkNet Pinellas. See GREENLIGHT, page 4A See FORECAST, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .8A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B County . . . . . . . . . . .5-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . .10-11A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .13A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .9A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .15A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .14A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .12A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSCarl HiaasenIts time to end the death penalty. Page 12A

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Suite 3727.545.8633Pinellas Park, FL 33781TAMPA / OLDSMAR 13513 Prestige Place, Suite 101813.854.1234Tampa, FL 33635NEW PORT RICHEY 6232 Madison St.,727.938.2900New Port Richey, FL 34652 FREE CONSULTATION! Steven Glaros Attorney 010914 Trucks return to Largo park for family eventLARGO Each year, the city of Largos Touch-a-Truck event gets bigger, with thousands of children and their parents attending to climb, honk and play around in a variety of vehicles. The 19th annual Touch-a-Truck held Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park wlll feature fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses, a Bayflight helicopter and more. The free, familyfriendly event has attracted 12,000 to 15,000 people to Largo Central Park in past years. All ages are welcome. Children of all ages can enjoy inflatables, train rides along Largo Central Railroad, Rocketship Car rides around the block and a delicious food court in the middle of the park. Wristbands, on sale for $5, will be required for some activities including inflatables and Rocketship Car ride. Limited on-site parking is available, and park and walk will be offered from Largo Middle and High School. Alongwith the event, the city will host its second annual outdoor communitywide business expo. Learn about services, products and programs that local businesses and the city can offer. This year, Touch-a-Truck wont be held in conjunction with Florida Clown Day, which was a partnership with the city of Largo and the nonprofit group, Uptown Clown Alley, since the park first opened 17 years ago. In exchange for use of the citys facilities during the event, the clowns provided entertainment. Also, throughout the year, the city provided meeting and class space for the group, and the clowns agreed to participate in other city-sponsored events. The clown group came to enjoy special treatment that frankly was not in line with the fee ordinance nor with the treatment of any other group partnering with the city, wrote Parks, Arts, and Recreation Director Joan Byrne in response to the issue in October. The clowns contended, in a letter to a local publication, that their costs for participating in the citys events, combined with the facility fees the city wanted to impose, outweighed the benefits the city offered. The groups were not able to come to a mutually beneficial agreement for this years event. Photo by BRIAN GOFFChildren and adults at last years Touch-a-Truck line up to see the Bayfront Medical Center helicopter.Foundation to host Art HopLARGO The Greater Largo Library Foundation will host the seventh annual Art Hop and Taste Fest, an evening of art, music, fine food and desserts, Saturday, March 8, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The areas top professional artists, artisans and fine food purveyors will join with student artists and leading local businesses to support the Largo Public Library, the busiest and most popular library in Tampa Bay. The Dennis McBrides artistic renderings of historic Pinellas County buildings will be the featured collection. Jace McTier will be the featured artist, and the featured rising star artist will be Lisa Bagley, an art teacher from Largo High School. Tampa jazz singer Lisa Casalino will be the nights musical entertainment. The evening will include Stops on the Hop bus tour to local businesses, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the foundations website at gllf.org and click on donate. Artist and vendor tables are available for $50. The Art Hop and Taste Fest is the premier fundraising event of the Greater Largo Library Foundation, a nonprofit that cultivates funding resources and advocates for the library to enhance the communitys educational and social enrichment. For more than 20 years, the foundation has raised and donated millions of dollars to support the library. For more information, contact Scott Thompson at 587-6679 or email officegllf@yahoo.com or pstethics@yahoo.com.

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4A Largo Leader, January 23, 2014YMCA breaks ground on Bardmoor facilityLARGO More than 150 community members joined the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Jan. 14 to break ground on a new Bardmoor YMCA. The $6.6 million project will grant the capacity to serve more than 14,000 local residents annually in the Largo, Seminole and Pinellas Park areas through membership and programs. The development of the project by Ed Taylor Construction will be completed in August 2014. The new Bardmoor YMCA will be built on a five-acre vacant lot located within the Bardmoor Palms II Business Complex in Largo, between Bryan Dairy Road and Starkey Road. Amenities for the 36,000-square-foot building will include a health and wellness center, group exercise and spin rooms, full gymnasium, locker rooms, outdoor sports field, caf, multi-purpose room, Kids Zone, and an early learning preschool center. While this expansion for the Bardmoor YMCA is exciting in terms of the new amenities and features well be able to offer, whats even more significant is that it will enable us to better serve the local community through an increased capacity for youth development programming, as well as expanded options for adult health programs, said David Jezek, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. This new development serves as an expansion initiative for the 12,000-square-foot Bardmoor YMCA, currently located in the Baycare Outpatient Center Hospital on Bryan Dairy Road. For more information about the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, visit www.stpeteymca.org. Photos courtesy of the YMCAAbove, pictured at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bardmoor YMCA Jan. 14 are YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg representatives, from left, Mike Batiato, vice president of operations; board members Bronson Alexander, Harvey Ford and Chris Bell; David Jezek, president/CEO and Katie Waldridge, Director of Business Development of Ed Taylor Construction. Below, a rendering of new Bardmoor YMCA, slated for completion in August 2014. Around townCharter review committee requests input LARGO The Largo Charter Review Committee invites members of the public to attend a City Charter public input meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. The purpose of this meeting is to hear any ideas or concerns residents may have regarding the city charter and proposed amendments as the committee concludes its review. The charter serves as the constitution for the city of Largo and was last reviewed and updated in 2005. The committee will present a report of its findings and any recommended amendments to the commission, likely in February 2014. The City Commission then will adopt an ordinance to include proposed charter amendments on the November 2014 election ballot. Only those amendments approved by the voters will be incorporated into the charter. The existing charter is available at www.Largo.com. Train show held Jan. 25LARGO The Train Collectors Association Southern Division will host a model train show and swap meet Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N. Admission is $5, free for children younger than 12 and accompanied by an adult. The event will feature layouts, displays, train drag races and scavenger hunts with prizes for children. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Charlie at 345-0288.Historic preservation summit comes to LargoLARGO The Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and the Largo Area Historical Society will host a Historic Preservation Summit Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 to 6 p.m., at Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive. Keynote speaker Timothy McLendon of the University of Florida Center for Governmental Responsibility will speak on the economic benefits of historic preservation. The event will include an opportunity to participate in the Historic Preservation Network and meet other preservation leaders as well as refreshments provided by Atlas Insurance. To register by Friday, Feb. 14, call 464-3363 or fill out the form at pinellascounty.org/historic/summit.Largo Toastmasters invite new membersLARG0 Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120 in Largo. The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas. A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting. Call John Rouisse at 488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com. City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Ce ntral Park Drive. For information about events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.Library Friends host saleLARGO The Friends of Largo Public Library will host a semi-annual sale featuring a wide variety of donations and library discards at low prices the weekend of Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the library. A preview sale for members of the Friends will be open Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join the Friends to get access to get first pick at the great bargains. The public sale will be Friday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit www.largopubliclibrary.org.Movies shown in Central ParkLARGO Grab blankets and chairs and join the city of Largo for a free viewing of The Notebook on the big screen Friday, Feb 14, dusk, at Largo Central Park. Themed activities will be held an hour before each movie. Onsite parking and concessions will be available. No alcohol permitted. This event is free and open to all ages. Call 587-6751.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Fair offers volunteer opportunitiesLARGO Find your perfect volunteer opportunity during the Health, Wellness and Volunteer Recruitment Fair Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. More than 20 different organizations will be looking for volunteers during this free event. Organizations are geared toward health and wellness showcasing their products.Chorus hosts dinner showcaseLARGO Tickets are on sale for the Barbershop Chorus annual Matinee Dinner and Music Showcase, held Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. See some of the areas best performers light up the stage for this monthly production while enjoying a dinner. Tickets are $14. Center holds adults and senior promLARGO The Largo Community Center invites area adults and seniors to A Starry, Starry Night, the first adult and senior prom on Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Enjoy a night filled with live music, dancing, hors doeuvres, desserts and prom photos. A king and queen of prom will be crowned. Bring back old memories while creating new ones at this semi-formal event. Tickets are on sale now at the Largo Community Center and cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Imperial Palms Apartments, Pinecrest Place and The Barrington are sponsoring this event. For more information, call 518-3131 or visit PlayLargo.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Build with Bricks 4 Kids workshopLARGO Kids ages 5-13 are invited to build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of Lego Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz during the Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. This parent-and-me workshop will focus on air, land and space. Each workshop begins with an instructor led discussion related to the model of the day, while introducing science, technology, engineering and math. After the model is built, everyone enjoys a period of free-play. The cost is $15 per child. Preregistration is requiredLes Mills Body Pump launchesLARGO Les Mills Body Pump will launch during a free event Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. Join the new music and new Body Pump moves in this extended class for an increased calorie burn. Raffle prizes given away.Highland offers deep-sea fishing classLARGO Registration is open for a four-week fishing class and deep-sea excursion Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. Learn fish identification, angler etiquette, knot tying, casting, rules, regulations, types of equipment, lures and baits. After the weekly class, participants will jump aboard the Double Eagle for a deep sea fishing trip Sunday, March 2, 8 a.m. to noon. All participants must have a valid Largo membership card. The cost is $56 for residents or $70 for nonresidents and includes the four classes, half a day of deep-sea fishing out on the Gulf of Mexico and the necessary bait, poles and tackle for the trip. The deadline to register is Jan. 29. A legal guardian must register and accompany minors during class and excursion. For more details, call 587-6740, ext. 5008.City invites families for scavenger huntLARGO Join the citys inaugural Family Scavenger Hunt around Largo Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting and ending at the Highland Recreation Complex. Travel around Largo collecting tickets and taking photos. For each ticket and photo collected, your team receives points. The more stops you make, the more points you get. Teams with the most correct answers win. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. The first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt. The event includes door prizes, food and drinks. The cost is $15 per team in advance or $25 at the door. Email cheubel@largo.com to receive a family registration form. Monopoly tournament to raise fundsLARGO Compete in the second annual Monopoly game tournament to help raise money for Largos summer camp scholarship fund Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. The cost is $20. Standard Monopoly rules will be observed. Prizes will be given for first, second and third places. Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 5183125 or visit PlayLargo.com.Scrapbook all weekend at HighlandLARGO Join a weekend of scrapbooking fun at Crop Till You Drop, starting Friday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. until Sunday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. Registration includes six meals, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend. The cost for the whole weekend is $85 before Jan. 17 or $100 thereafter. Saturday only is $55 before Jan. 17 or $65 thereafter. The event will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. each night.Complex hosts Valentine event for childrenLARGO Children ages 5 and younger are invited to wear red and celebrate Valentines Day with themed crafts, snacks and games Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Southwest Recreation Complex. A parent, grandparent or caregiver is required to participate in the My Little Valentine event. Early registration is $5. The cost on the day of the event is $8. Call 518-3125. GREENLIGHT, from page 1Aeven falling behind the rate of inflation one year, he explained. But that was a result of the recession, and the coming year is sure to see an increase in health care spending. The question is, to what extent? Patten said. That would depend on how the continual implementation of the Affordable Care Act plays out and how both advocates and opponents of different aspects of the federal law will fight for, or against, its implementation. There are a lot of strange bedfellows and strange enemies that are going to pop up as a result of this, he said. The Affordable Care Act isnt the end solution to the problem of the immovable object versus irresistible force, Patten explained. Rising health care costs, particularly Medicare, are up against the immovable fact that the country typically doesnt want to pay more than 18 percent of GDP in taxes, he said. The obvious solutions growing the economy or cutting health care services or raising taxes havent been working out. Were going to have to figure out how to get more value out of the money we spend, Patten said. We spend $2.8 trillion a year in health care, far more than any country.EnergyAlex Glenn, president of Duke Energy Florida, reviewed the state of energy resources. Overall electricity usage per customer is down, despite the company serving more customers overall, thanks to increasing energy efficiencies, he said. Glenn discussed the merits and drawbacks of various energy sources Duke Energy continues to pursue. The company currently relies on natural gas for now a cheap source of energy, but historically the most volatile in cost for 60 percent of its energy. Projections place shale gas, obtained within the United States through hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as the future source of reliable energy, he said. Renewable solar energy continues to be an expensive and less effective source specifically twice as expensive as natural gas, even factoring in reimbursements from government incentives, while only being a fifth as effective, Glenn said. The key to success in solar is storage, he added. Duke Energy will continue to invest in ways to store the energy during peak sunshine for use when Tampa Bay customers need the most power, particularly between 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., he said. Glenn also said addressing the areas transportation needs played a part in energy efficiencies, making a plug for the Greenlight Pinellas Plan. Weve got to address our transportation issues. If we dont, were going to get left behind, he said.Income inequalityPhilip Porter, economics professor at the University of South Florida, was charged with concluding the event with an economic forecast. He focused almost entirely on the problem of income inequality. A variety of factors led to the giant gap between the top 1 percent those who make $400,000 a year or more and everyone else, he explained. While globalization had the unforeseen consequence of creating more demand for the countys highly skilled talent and less demand for unskilled workers at home, factors such as tax law changes and the shift to paying CEOs based on the stock of the company rather than its overall success unnecessarily increased the pay of those at the top, Porter said. The problem now is the top 1 percent includes the members of Congress, who work to create, for example, agricultural subsidies for their income peers larger companies rather than small farmers who compete directly against them, he said. Even Social Security is a plan that takes from the majority and gives to the richest age demographic: those 65 or older, Porter said. Even local tax dollars often are used to incentive high earners like larger businesses or professional sports teams, well stocked with earners in the top 1 percent to stay or move into the area. Some income inequality is necessary to incentive those working their way up the ladder with rewards for their hard work, Porter said. But todays inequality is not the result of normal market forces, but rather the 1 percent supporting their own. My sense is you make income equality by letting the market take its place, Porter concluded. You interfere with the market, you get disruptions that look like 11 people vs. 3.5 billion, and thats unsustainable. FORECAST, from page 1AIn voicing their support for the endorsement, commissioners pointed out that only a few residents spoke out against the plan during the public hearing. No Tax for Tracks was holding a meeting that same evening. Jeff Moakley, a Largo resident, said Americans were too impatient to wait to 60 minutes on transfers between buses and trains and werent likely to give up their cars. Lets give our current roadway projects a chance, he said. Citizens are being taxed to death. Another opponent, Jim Lampe, said construction of a passenger rail would repel tourists while it was under construction. The government estimates arent as good as you would think, he said. Charlotte, Portland and all the cities that we say we have to be like have more congestion than we do without rail. Before passing the endorsement with a 6-1 vote, the commissioners did have some questions of Cassandra Borchers, PSTAs chief development officer. The plan allowed PSTA to build up the bus routes first, along every step that people are going to take and every part of their trip, so a passenger rail could efficiently be added to that system, she said in response. We have a very small system for the size of the community that we are serving, she added. Commissioner Woody Brown asked why tourist traffic wasnt a part of the plan. People that travel here should be able to get on public transit to get to where they need to get going, he said. Borchers agreed and said that tourists were very much a part of the plan, especially because tourists generate a third of the sales tax revenues. Supporting the tourist industry also had to help local hospitality workers get from their homes to their places of employment, she explained. Holmes said he had more problems with this thing than you can imagine. Im surprised its being pushed as hard as its being pushed, he said, arguing that light rail systems in other parts of the country are plagued with cost overruns and problems. Commissioner Michael Smith responded by pointing out that the Largo Commissions endorsement allowed the voters to weigh in on the matter. Our roads are not working, he said, adding that by the time road construction projects are complete, the expanded roads already are obsolete. I think we need to think outside the box. I think this is a great opportunity. To read more about Greenlight Pinellas, visit www. greenlightpinellas.com. The website for No Tax for Tracks is www.railtaxfacts.com.Kent Place sewerResponding to a neighborhood outcry last month regarding ongoing problems with the sanitary sewer system in the Kent Place subdivision, Assistant City Manager Michael Staffopoulos gave an update on the citys investigation. Engineering and environmental services staff met with the president of the Kent Place Property Owners Association Jan. 6 to better define the issues, he reported. Staff is working on a course of action to investigate, document and propose solutions for the neighborhood to be presented during the commissions February work session. The citys comprehensive wet weather upgrade project didnt include Kent Place because the area already met the water overflow threshold for predicable storms, Staffopoulos said. Under any storm event, I think weve done pretty good out there, he said. Maybe there is a problem that were not aware of. Staff is looking into whether some issues were overlooked. It does sound like its going to be a very complicated repair of that area, Murray said.

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There is vulnerability in the elderly often brought on by feeling less worthy as they once felt when they were still involved in a career, enjoying times with siblings, traveling with a spouse and basically maintaining their independence. Once they experience the loss of a lifetime career and the loss of loved ones, they may also lose their sense of purpose for everyday living. Think of at least one elderly person that you know and how you may help them achieve purpose in life once again. Involve them in your life. How can you encourage them today to maintain relationships and enjoy what they find appealing as an individual? Shut-in seniors are at a higher risk of depression and loneliness due to their inability to get out into the public on their own. Encourage them to attend Senior centers which provide the opportunities for friendships and activities for them to enjoy. Call them on a regular basis and suggest different volunteering opportunities available to them. Several years ago, Comfort Keepers piloted a program called Interactive Caregiving which has proven that active and mentally stimulated seniors enjoy a better quality of life and physical well being. Transforming daily activities into interactive activities helps keep people strong, improve health and outlook on life, and reduce the risks for injury, depression, and symptoms of dementia. Interactive Caregiving is the unique way our Comfort Keepers deliver care to our clients. It centers on four interrelated aspects engagement of the mind, an active body, proper nutrition, and safety. What I observe often is that the elderly need to know that they are still important and needed. Enjoying camaraderie with others does not fade with time. The elderly love to share stories and appreciate others that are truly listening. They have so much wisdom to offer and truly know the value of life. Lets honor the elderly, encourage and support them to continue to enjoy their lives with purpose. 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Interest is generally exempt from federal taxation and may also be free of state and local taxes for investors residing in the state and/or locality where the bonds were issued. However, bonds may be subject to federal alternative minimum tax (AMT), and profits and losses on tax-ex empt bonds may be subject to capital gains tax treatment. Ratings by Moodys/Standard & Poors. A credit rating of a security is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold the security and may be subject to review, revision, suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning Rating Agency. Insurance pertains only to the timely payment of principal and interest. No representation is made as to any insurers ability to meet its financial commitments. Ratings and insurance do not remove market risk since they do not guarantee the market value of the bond. 2012 Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-MFI-0035_mtf_rja GD/RW 7/10 012314-1 Candidates lining up for county commission seatsCLEARWATER All three incumbent Pinellas County Commissioners have announced intentions to run for another term during the upcoming Nov. 4 elections. And all three will face opponents. Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard, the only Democrat announced thus far, and State Rep. Ed Hooper are challenging incumbent Norm Roche for the at-large District 2 seat. Roche is currently serving his first term in office. Longtime incumbent Republican Susan Latvala, who recently announced her engagement, faces as many as five candidates for her seat representing District 4. Republicans Scott Fisher, Timothy Keffalas and Wanda Kimsey, along with Democrat Jack McAdoo and Dustan Showers, who is not affiliated with any party, have all announced their intention to run for Latvalas job. Latvala, who is currently serving as commission vice-chair, was first elected to serve on the commission in 2000. Incumbent John Morroni has served District 6 since 2000. He faces fellow Republican Thomas Rask and Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Jack Harris. Candidates in races where more than one qualify from the same political party will be decided during the Aug. 26 primary. The qualifying period begins at noon June 16 and ends at noon June 20. Suzette Porter Officials continue talks on flood insurance By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Increasing rates for flood insurance is on the minds of local, state and federal officials, as the search continues for the proper balance of affordability and solvency. Pinellas County Commission Chair Karen Seel and Intergovernmental Relations Manager Wendy Nero recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., to talk to federal lawmakers about the undue burden being placed on local property owners and real estate. The women gave a report to the commission during the Jan. 14 meeting. Seel said they communicated the impact that the Biggert-Waters Act was having on Pinellas County, which has the largest number of affected policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program. She said they wanted federal officials to understand that the hardship wasnt just on wealthy beach property owners. More than 46,000 properties with a median value of $132,245 are facing drastic increases in flood insurance premiums compared to only 253 at values more than $1 million. More than 22,000 properties arent on the waterfront and have no water view. Approximately 17 percent of the countys tax base is affected. It was eye-opening and frustrating, Nero said of the trip. She added that she believes they were able to bring a greater level of awareness and sensitivity to the issue. Nero said it was important for lawmakers to understand the different challenges facing people in Florida as compared to those in Louisiana and other parts of the nation. She said a big concern for people with rate increases was that they had no recourse and no advocacy. One of the most significant messages is that simply delaying NFIP reform isnt the solution, Nero said. We have to make the program solvent and not do it in four years, she said. Among measures Congress is considering is a delay until an affordability study can be completed. Another idea is to reduce the increases from 25 percent to 10 percent. Another is to tie insurance rates to the property, not the owner, to keep insurance rates stable. A push is on to empower consumer justice to provide an independent review of rates and advance notice along with an appeals process, Nero said. She said things were beginning to happen fast with the Senate expected to take up something within the next few weeks. She said the bigger challenge would come from the House. Theres a $900 million deficit to overcome, she said. Biggert-Water Insurance Reform Act of 2012 was put into place to try to deal with the debt amassed starting with Hurricane Katrina and continuing through Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Bill Nelson spoke on the Senate floor Jan. 15 and urged his colleagues to take up and pass legislation that would give millions of consumers relief from the dramatic flood insurance rate hikes that began Oct. 1, according to an email from the senators office. Nelson said a provision in the pending budget bill would cover less than a quarter of all the flood insurance policies being affected by the huge rate hikes, and thats why we need to move forward with passing the broad bipartisan bill that will delay these rate hikes for several years Congress has since passed the budget bill. While it includes some relief from the effects of flood insurance reform, it does nothing for commercial property, according to an update from Robin Sollie, executive director of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. In an email sent out Jan. 17, Sollie said the bill wouldnt help properties that have already received higher insurance bills, nor will it help anyone trying to buy or sell a home. The relief doesnt apply to homes that are now considered flood prone due to FEMAs new maps. She concurs with Nelson that only about a quarter of polices would be effected. Meanwhile, state lawmakers continue to talk about private flood insurance for Floridians. Rep. Larry Aherns recently filed a bill that lays the framework for implementing a private insurance program. Commissioner Susan Latvala voiced concern about private flood insurance in Florida, which she said could make people pull out of the federal program, further increasing costs of policies with fewer people paying into the federal program. County Administrator Bob LaSala pointed out that property owners could not be refused flood insurance under the government program, but private insurance companies could refuse to write policies, then property owners would have no choice but to use the government program. Latvala advocates doing more to mitigate flood damage. LaSala said the county is looking for ways to improve its rating, which would affect the cost of insurance for its citizens. Latvala suggested that residents might be willing to pay a tax if the money would be spent to mitigate flood risk and lower insurance rates. Commissioner John Morroni sold his home in Feathersound in December. He said the insurance premium went up from $600 to more than $4,000 for the homeowner, which was almost a dealbreaker. He said people werent even interested in looking at waterfront property right now unless they were wealthy. All they want is high and dry property, he said. Photo by BOB MCCLUREA Redington Beach street floods during Tropical Storm Andrea June 6. Water supply system to upgradeCLEARWATER Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure, in collaboration with Tampa Bay Water, has scheduled construction to upgrade part of the public water supply system, which will require a shutdown of the main pipeline providing water to Pinellas County. The construction is expected to take 10 days to complete and is tentatively scheduled to begin in early February. During this construction period, Tampa Bay Water along with the city of St. Petersburg will provide Pinellas County with sufficient water supply to meet the average daily water demands. To plan for this event, citizens should refrain from scheduling excessive water use activities during February, including pressure washing, installing new sod/landscaping and filling of pools. Citizens also are reminded that Pinellas County is under a Phase II Water Shortage Order limiting lawn irrigation to one day per week on an assigned day based on house address. For more, visit www.pinel lascounty.org/utilities/waterrestrict.htm or call customer service at 464-4000.

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Therefore, unofficially, Pinellas County has already met the certification requirement, Brenna Haggar, manager of public affairs for the tax collectors office, said in an email Jan. 17. Haggar added that collections from the tourist development tax, aka the bed tax, equal more than $600.8 million in sales for 2013. The 5 percent bed tax is collected on accommodations rented for less than six months. The money funds the Tourist Development Council and Convention and Visitors Bureau. Per the funding formula approved for 2014, 59 percent of the tax collected will go for marketing and operations, 18 percent to debt service, 8 percent to beach nourishment, 1 percent to the tax collector and 14 percent to reserves. With final tax collection for 2013 still pending, David Downing, deputy director of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, pointed out the county is more than $2 million ahead of the previous calendar year record set in 2012. Downing said the economic impact of tourism is estimated at $8.26 billion for 2013, an increase of about $500 million from 2012. While national economic indicators predict modest growth in the coming year, VSPC is expecting steady growth in 2014 from the UK and Germany and strong growth from Latin American markets, Downing said in a Jan. 16 message to industry partners.High-impact tourist destinationCounties certified as a high-impact tourist destination can collect an additional percent in taxes. Pinellas County officials have not yet made any decisions about increasing the bed tax to 6 percent. In a joint meeting of County Commissioners and the Tourist Development Council on Nov. 12, 2013, they talked about the pros and cons of increasing the tax. Approval of the tax increase would start with a recommendation from the Tourist Development Council to the County Commission. Commission approval has to be by at least five of the seven members. Pinellas will become the sixth county in Florida designated as highimpact tourist destination, joining Broward, Monroe, Osceola, Orange and Walton counties. Designation as a high-impact tourist designation is permanent. State rules dictate how bed tax money can be spent with different uses authorized per tax percent. Pinellas County has an established plan that specifies allowable uses of its bed tax. A change in the tax levy would likely require plan amendments. There was a suggestion that the sixth cent be held in reserve to help pay for beach nourishment if funding from state and federal sources continued to decline. A committee, headed by Commission Chair Karen Seel, is currently working on a plan to establish criteria for funding requests. Some of the recent funding requests include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a BMX facility in Oldsmar and a spring training facility in Dunedin. 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Steffen said it had never been the intention to collect fines; the goal was to reduce false alarms and to get people to register. Those who register are allowed two false alarms annually before fines are charged. Fine amounts go up with the number of false alarms. Those fined for a false alarm can either pay or request a hearing to dispute it. But there was nothing in the ordinance to enforce payment or a hearing request. The amendment allows for issuing of an ordinance violation, after a show-cause hearing, when people dont pay the fine or request a hearing. The amendment also removes the $20 fee to request a hearing to dispute a fine. People would be charged only if they cancel a hearing or request to continue a hearing without notice. The fee structure was changed for registered and nonregistered alarm-owners. Those registered will pay $30 for a third false alarm, down from $74. The fee for four false alarms in one year remains at $100. The fine for five false alarms is reduced by $50 down to $200; six drops $50 as well, down to $250 and more than seven false alarms will cost $300 each. Unregistered alarm-owners will pay $80 for the first false alarm, $160 for the second one, down $40 from the original fee schedule. The third false alarm would cost $320, up from $250, and the fine for four or more is $500.Alcohol in M-1 zonesPinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala told commissioners that the growing popularity of craft beer was behind a proposed change to the land development code to allow dispensing of alcohol in an M-1 (light manufacturing and industry) zoning district. Commissioners approved the amendment during its second and final public hearing. The first hearing was Jan. 14. Commission Chair Karen Seel pointed out that the current code allowed retail sales; however, dispensing of alcohol was allowed only in areas zoned C-1, neighborhood commercial district; C-2, general retail commercial and limited services district; C-3, commercial, wholesale warehousing & support district; and IPD, industrial planned development district. According to a staff report, amending Pinellas Countys code to allow dispensing of alcohol in an M-1 district is consistent with adjacent communities in the county that allow for on-site dispensing and consumption for craft beers in industrial areas.Unanticipated fund balance appropriatedJustice and Consumer Services will receive an additional $270,310 for its Justice Coordination Program, thanks to the recovery of disputed charges from the state regarding past payments to the shared county/state juvenile trust fund. The additional money will help fund an electronic monitoring pilot program designed to reduce juvenile detention days and truancy, implement a pilot mentoring and re-entry support program to reduce recidivism rates and other activities.Countywide Planning AuthoritySitting as the Countywide Planning Authority, commissioners unanimously approved three of four Countywide Future Land Use Plan amendments. The first case was an amendment on property at 3211 Alt. U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor for a change from residential urban to residential/office general. The second was for a change from residential low to residential urban for 0.4 acre of land at 1569 and 1571 Sunset Point Road in Clearwater. The third amendment involved 9.8 acres at 5465 126th Ave. N. for a change from industrial general to industrial limited. Commissioners denied a request from the city of Safety Harbor to change zoning on 34.6 acres. The amendment would remove the industrial designation from a portion of the property. The final public hearing of the day was the first for a proposed ordinance amending the countywide rules for preservation of industrial land. The second public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St.Holiday Lights in the Gardens raises $90,000 for FBGLARGO More than 76,000 visitors enjoyed the 2013 Holiday Lights in the Gardens at the Florida Botanical Gardens from Nov. 29 through Jan. 1. Visitors hailed from the Tampa Bay area, Florida and the United States, as well as Canada, Sweden, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australia. The event raised $90,000 to go directly into garden projects and efforts. The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation sponsors the annual event to provide a family friendly, inexpensive community gathering to celebrate the holidays while highlighting the gardens for residents and visitors. With more than 750,000 twinkling LED lights the largest display to date illuminating 30 acres of plantings, pathways and waterways, the Holiday Lights in the Gardens event has become a tradition. We are thrilled with the turn out again this year, said Terry Berube, Foundation president. The holiday event has grown by leaps and bounds into one that we proudly say is world class. The number of visitors we had from so many other countries its heartwarming to say the least and tells us were doing our job of growing the gardens into not only a destination, but also a valuable and sustainable community resource. Attendance has been steadily growing over the years with more than 60,000 visiting the displays during the events 11th anniversary in 2011 an increase of nearly 18,000 from 2010. In 2012, 77,000 enjoyed the display. The Foundation continues to be grateful for the 486 volunteers who not only helped the foundation manage the event, but also provided the Holiday Lights with entertainment each night, according to a press release. An additional purpose of the Holiday Lights in the Gardens is to raise funds to support the Florida Botanical Gardens. The Foundation plans to develop and support an array of projects, including expansion and renovation of the west gardens surrounding the Pinellas County Extension building, enhancement and expansion of the childrens trail, installation of boardwalks through the wetlands, development of a GIS system to identify and record plants and memorials, artistic additions to the gardens and another magical Holiday Lights in the Gardens event next year. For information on how to become a Foundation member, volunteer or a 2014 sponsor, call the Foundation office at 582-2117 or visit Flbgfoundation.org. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens are open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100Commission updates false alarm ordinance

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Its little things like this that set us apart from other publications.We Care 48/90/10/55 48/90/10/25 48/90/10/40 50/100/0/35 48/90/10/30 50/100/0/25 8A Business Briefcase Photo courtesy of WALMARTStore manager Ron Freitas, center, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Largo Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. along with Largo Commissioner Woody Brown, center left, and members of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. The store at the intersection with U.S. 19 is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The grand-opening celebration at the Largo store and one in Clearwater included presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/walmart3372.Ribbon cuttingSea Dog breaks ground on breweryCLEARWATER Sea Dog Brewing Company has broken ground on its new 20-barrel brewery at the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Clearwater. The 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport, which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the worlds first airport microbrewery. The brewery at the Sea Dog in Clearwater will produce award-winning beer from Sea Dog and Shipyard Brewing Companies as well as special limited edition brews only available at the pub. Florida native Bobby Baker has been named head brewer at the location and the brewery is expected to open in March. The goal is to produce 10,000 barrels annually and there is room for expansion. The Sea Dog Brew Pub opened in February 2013 on U.S. 19 in Clearwater. Demand for Shipyard and Sea Dog beer here in Florida has been very strong and the craft beer movement continues to grow, said owner Fred Forsley in a press release. We are very excited to be part of that growth and to be brewing in Florida again. See BRIEFCASE, page 9ASalon West stylist becomes Redken Certified HaircoloristLARGO Chelsea Peters, from Salon West on Walsingham in Largo, recently excelled into an elite group of Redken Certified Haircolorists who provide top-notch service and guarantee exceptional haircolor results for their clients, according to a press release. Consumers in Pinellas County now have access to leading haircolorists with the latest information on haircolor products, trends and techniques, said Christine Schuster in the press release. Schuster is senior vice president of education for Redken. When consumers book their color service with a Redken Certified Haircolorist, they can rest assured they will receive the highest quality results and service. Consumers also have the advantage of virtually getting to know a Redken Certified Haircolorist before they schedule an appointment. The Redken website, Redken.com, boasts a salon finder that features Redken Certified Haircolorist profiles including salon information, picture, biographical information, photos of their work, and answers to fun questions.Il Ritorno to host grand openingST. PETERSBURG Il Ritorno, a locally-owned modern Italian restaurant, will host its grand opening ceremony Thursday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., at 449 Central Ave. David Lazer Benstock, owner and executive chef at Il Ritorno, has returned to his hometown of St. Petersburg to bring a taste of fresh Italian cuisine to the community. The grand opening will feature complimentary appetizers, champagne and giveaways. Due to limited space, a reservation is suggested and can be made by calling 897-5900. After studying culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University in Colorado, Benstock went on to open Wolfgang Pucks Spago in Colorado, worked at Michelin Star restaurant The Modern in New York City, and worked for some time in Venice, Italy. As he traveled throughout Europe, training under some of the best chefs in the world and honing his skills into an art form, Benstock found a passion for Italian culture and cuisine. This caused him to realize the importance of working with fresh, local ingredients a concept he longed to pursue. Upon his return from Italy, Benstock worked at Scarpetta in Miami and, most recently, Boca in Tampa. St. Pete has always held a special place in my heart, said Benstock in a press release. I always knew that I would come back some day to open up my dream restaurant in my hometown, and it finally happened. Its good to be home. Visit www.ilritornodowntown.com.

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Once outside, he jumped on the skateboard and headed toward Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. He was last seen zipping east on the road. He was only in the store for about three minutes, the report said. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with a thin build. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 150. He was wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans, green Nike shoes and had a black backpack. The skateboard was brown in color with orange-yellow wheels. Ive never seen anything like it, said John Brown, the robbery detective investigating the case. He gets an A for creativity. But he committed a serious crime and we need to find him. Anyone with information should call Clearwater police at 562-4242.Woman sets herself on fire, diesCLEARWATER A 44-year-old woman died on Jan. 16 after suffering apparently self-inflicted burns, according to Clearwater police. Rhonda Wolfe was discovered by her husband around 10:47 p.m., and she was on fire, the report said. The man called Clearwater Fire and Rescue, who then also called the Clearwater Police Department. Officials from both agencies stayed on scene to try to determine how she ended up on fire, including bringing in a Pinellas County Sheriffs Office forensic unit and the fire departments arson dog, Quincy, to the residence at 2880 Lemonwood St. The woman was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where she died shortly before midnight. She suffered third-degree burns all over her body. A preliminary investigation by police determined that this was a suicide. There were two gas cans along with a lighter found in the garage next to the victim, as well as a suicide note. An autopsy conducted by the Pasco-Pinellas Medical Examiners Office did not result in a final cause of death. That will be released once final toxicology tests are complete.Meineke Car Care Center opensSEMINOLE Retired Navy chief Fred Fenk is the owner/operator of a newly opened Meineke Car Care Center, 8478 Seminole Blvd. The center offers full service auto maintenance and repair, from oil changes to flush services, wheel alignments to brakes. Their technicians have more than 30 years of experience and use state-of-the-art equipment. All work is backed by Meinekes national warranty. BRIEFCASE, from page 8A Fred Fenk is the owner/operator of a newly opened Meineke Car Care Center, 8478 Seminole Blvd.

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(Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141Big Game Parties012314Havana Harrys Cafe & Market Full Tray of Cubans $5995Full Tray of 1904 Salad $3995Full Tray of Black Beans and Yellow Rice $3495 Worship calendar Mandis McRoberts and Benjamin Emerson, both of Clearwater, will be married on Jan. 10, 2015 at Karnes Stables in Lutz.McRoberts-EmersonChrist Presbyterian ChurchLARGO The Youth and Mission Jamboree will be presented Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. The free jamboree is designed to stimulate public awareness and raise funds to support local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Honduras Missions, Religious Community Services and Boy and Girl Scouts. There will be fun and games for all ages including face painting, beanbag toss, arts and crafts, prizes and other fun events. Adult games also will be available. The Scouts will have food and drinks for sale. Christian Television NetworkLARGO Author Evelyn Johnson-Taylor, Ph.D., will take part in a book-signing event Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., at Christian Television Network, 6922 142nd Ave. Johnson-Taylor of Tampa will be available to sign copies of her book, A Womans Call. A womens ministry leader since 1996, Johnson-Taylor speaks to the various areas that God calls women to function in. In A Womans Call, JohnsonTaylor gives step-by step instructions on how to fulfill your call. For information, call 877-7270697 or email Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER The trunk to treasure neighborhood rummage sale will be presented Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The sale will feature bargain shopping with a wide variety of items, such as books, furniture, clothes, electronics and toys. Lunch snacks and refreshments can be purchased. Call 531-3200 or visit www.hopefamily.com.New Journey FellowshipPINELLAS PARK A GriefShare program, with video and workbook, will be offered beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., at New Journey Fellowship, 4090 78th Ave. N. For information, call Pastor Brian Saylor at 344-1063.St. Pauls Lutheran ChurchCLEARWATER A worship service celebrating LGBT inclusivity will be presented Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m., at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 407 S. Saturn Ave. This Sunday is recognized ecumenically throughout the welcoming church movement as a celebration day. For faith communities that have made a public stand in welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, this Sunday is set aside to highlight that welcome. This affirmation, Reconciling In Christ, has been a significant mission of St. Pauls for eight years and we have been blessed with an amazingly diverse congregation and a truly inclusive setting. The worship service will be wrapped in beautiful music, supported by personal testimonials, and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord. Communion will be served to all who hunger and the peace of the Lord shared with everyone. For more information, call 4467718 or visit www.stpaulsclear water.org. See WORSHIP, page 11A

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Truman Carrier Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations, support theater cooperation efforts and support Operation Enduring Freedom. Serving overseasCountryside Christian CenterCLEARWATER The second annual Tampa Bay Celebration of Life Rally will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Countryside Christian Center, 1850 N. McMullen Booth Road. The rally is a two-day community event designed to bring awareness, provide education, and call everyone to action. Hours will be Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free two-day event will feature music, national speakers, workshops, a free luncheon and dozens of pro-life organizations from the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Friday will open with a choir led by Rick Starrett of Silverwind and featuring Rick Evans of the Classic Imperials. Pastor Andy Merritt, a pro-life pioneer who established the nations first church sponsored crisis pregnancy center and adoption agency, will deliver the keynote address. Saturday morning events include an address from Msgr. R. Morris, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, educational workshops, and a special free luncheon with David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life. A youth rally for middle and high school students will coincide with the main rally on Friday night and Saturday. Call Sabrina Burton Schultz at 813-246-6916 or email Phyllis Esposito at pespo@tampabay.rr .com. Visit tampabayprolife.org. Chapel-By-The-SeaCLEARWATER The fifth annual Chapel-By-The-Sea Beach Walk will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m., starting at the Palm Pavilion, 18 Bay Esplanade on Clearwater Beach. This popular event supports the Religious Community Services Food Bank and participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations. The event begins with coffee and snacks at the Palm Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. prior to the 2-mile walk along the beach to the Hyatt Hotel and back to Chapel-By-The-Sea where a sumptuous pancake breakfast will be served. Those who want to attend the breakfast only may do so for a donation of $8. For information, call Shari Maxwell at 446-0430 or visit www.chapelbythesea.net. ChapelBy-The-Sea is at 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. WORSHIP, from page 10AMichael GroganLARGO Army National Guard Warrant Officer Michael Grogan recently graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala. Grogan is the son of Henry Grogan and Jane Schafer of Largo. He is a 1977 graduate of Seminole High School. He earned an associate degree in 1994 from Clovis Community College, Clovis, N.M.Anthony AugustineST. PETERSBURG Virginia Military Institute cadet Anthony Augustine of St Petersburg is among the 43 cadets who graduated Dec. 18. Augustine received a bachelors degree in economics and business. Graduating honors include an Army commission. Cadet Augustines parents are Tara and William Augustine. VMI, which has an enrollment of more than 1,600 cadets, is the nations oldest state-supported military college. U.S. News and World Report has ranked VMI among the top five undergraduate public liberal arts colleges for the last 11 years. Military updates

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12A Viewpoints Leader, January 23, 2014Clarence Aaron described his time in federal prison serving life without parole for a firsttime nonviolent drug conviction as a walking death sentence on his head. Before President Barack Obama commuted his sentence last month, Aaron faced a longer sentence than some fellow inmates with multiple felonies even murder. Aaron was hardly the only nonviolent offender sentenced to life without parole. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that more than 2,000 federal inmates were serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. How can a nonviolent first-time offender be sentenced to life without parole? Their biggest mistake, after their crimes, was not pleading guilty. Prosecutors give drug defendants a so-called choice. In the most egregious cases, the choice can be to plead guilty to 10 years or risk life without parole by going to trial, Human Rights Watch adviser Jamie Fellner says. She has a term for it: the trial penalty, which can deliver longer time than drug dealing itself. When a case goes to trial, the prosecutor gets to pick the sentence by choosing the amount of drugs for which a defendant is charged. A federal judge had to sentence Aaron to life because he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic 23 kilograms of crack and powder cocaine. The crazy part is that prosecutors got to 23 kilograms by charging Aaron for a 9-kilogram deal that did happen and a 15-kilogram deal that did not. The career dealers knew how to game the system. Their sentences were reduced because they testified against Aaron. The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys is fighting back against the bad press on federal mandatory minimums. The system, prosecutors argue, protects the public from the old days when a defendants sentence depended on which judge heard the case. Now the guilty know that some prison time is unavoidable. Georgetown University Law Center professor Bill Otis, a former federal prosecutor, reminded me that every system, every country, has its sentencing anomalies. The federal system at least has four checks plea bargains, a safety valve that allows judges to reduce the punishment for some low-level defendants, defendants ability to reduce their penalty by testifying against others, and the presidential pardon power that commuted Aarons life sentence. I should add that Otis doesnt see drug dealing as nonviolent, not when an addict could die of an overdose. I would expect to agree with everything Otis said. No system is perfect. Plea bargains benefit both law enforcement and defendants. The federal safety valve gives judges some discretion. Guilty parties can reduce their sentences by cooperating with authorities. If all else fails, there is the presidential pardon. Except: The minimum sentence for a nonviolent offense should not be life without parole, basically the same as the maximum sentence. Federal prosecutors want the public to trust them even when they do nothing to curb their own excesses. No reasonable person would assert that there is a public interest in putting young, low-level, nonviolent offenders, with or without prior convictions, behind bars until they die. If the Department of Justice had demonstrated any kind of commitment to fixing its excesses, the public could trust prosecutors. Instead, the prosecutorial-industrial complex has circled the wagons and actually defends these medieval punishments. Floridas Stephanie George was one of the other seven recipients of a presidential commutation last month. Like Aaron, who told me he was guilty of a big crime, George made some huge mistakes. In 1996, authorities searched her house and found $14,000 and 500 grams of her boyfriends cocaine stash in her attic. Because George had two prior felonies for selling $40 and $120 worth of crack, which were counted as separate felonies this 26-year-old woman was sentenced to life without parole. When The Washington Post praised Obama for showing mercy toward a mother serving a life sentence for stashing her boyfriends drugs, the NAAUSA took offense. President Robert Gay Guthrie chided the editorial board for not recognizing that Georges prior convictions caused her to be considered a career criminal with a criminal history at the highest level under the federal sentencing guidelines. Federal law, as mandated by Congress, caused her drug distribution conviction, her third, to trigger a life sentence. Thats why Congress should change the law.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sfchronicle.com.The execution of Thomas Knight recently is a textbook case for why Floridas dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped. Here was a man whose guilt was never in doubt, whose crimes were cold-blooded, whose attitude remained remorseless and often defiant yet the system took nearly 40 years to close the book. In South Florida, Knight will be remembered for abducting and killing a Bay Harbor Islands couple, Sydney and Lillian Gans, in 1974. After a frantic manhunt, he was found hiding in the mud with the rifle used in the crime, and $50,000 cash that hed forced Gans to withdraw from a bank. Ironically, Knight wasnt executed for those murders. In 1980 he fatally stabbed prison guard Richard Burke with a sharpened spoon, and it was that homicide that finally delivered him to the death chamber for a lethal injection. His case had dragged on so long that last year a federal appeals court lamented: To learn about the gridlock and inefficiency of death penalty litigation, look no further than this appeal. The daughter of Sydney and Lillian Gans didnt attend Knights execution because of poor health. At 73, she is now older than her parents were when they were slain. For decades, the dogged maneuvering and serial delays in capital cases have frustrated prosecutors and police, and brought more misery to the victims relatives. There is no workable solution except to repeal the death penalty and replace it with mandatory life sentences. Because appealing a capital case involves both state and federal courts, it cant simply be expedited by legislation. And because people do get wrongly convicted as organizations such as the Innocence Project have demonstrated judges must be cautious and thorough. Convicted of a rape and murder in 1986, Florida Death Row inmate Frankie Lee Smith was exonerated by DNA evidence in December 2000. It was too late. Smith had died of cancer 11 months earlier in prison. For obvious reasons, defense lawyers in death cases strategize to stall, stall and then stall some more. Their job is to keep their clients alive as long as possible. Florida fought 10 years to execute the notorious Ted Bundy, at a cost to taxpayers of about $5 million. Theres no calculation as to how much was spent litigating the case of Thomas Knight, who received his first death sentence in 1976, but you can be certain it was a fortune. Set aside for a moment the moral and religious objections to capital punishment, and the questions about its disproportionate application to minorities. Consider the statute strictly as an expensive, endless drain of legal resources. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Florida has averaged slightly more than two executions a year while adding about 12 new residents annually to Death Row. You can do the dismal math in your head. Today 396 men and five women live on Floridas Death Row, and most (if not all) have attorneys working on appeals. The pace could never be described as swift. Knight was no anomaly; many capital cases have been slogging along since the mid-1970s. One of the most infamous is that of James Rose, a house painter convicted of snatching his ex-girlfriends 8-year-old daughter from a Hollywood bowling alley, then killing the girl and dumping her nude body in a canal. The shocking crime happened in October 1976, when Rose was 30 years old. Last month he turned 68, and he continues to file appeals. Multiply his paperwork by 400 and thats what faces the state. On both sides of each marathon case, taxpayers usually get stuck with the legal bills. That wont change, either, unless somebody rips up the Constitution. However richly a killer like Thomas Knight deserved to die for his crimes, the exorbitant cost of executing him is impossible to justify at a time when the courts are understaffed, underfunded and swamped. It would be vastly more economical and efficient to give up on capital punishment and impose mandatory life sentences, as 18 states already do. At this point a death sentence is practically a de facto life sentence, anyway, given the longevity of the appeals process. By the time its over, families of the victims are as wrung out as they are relieved. The day before Knight was put to death, another Death Row veteran named Robert Patten departed without fanfare. Many wont remember who he was, but back in 1981 he shot dead a young Miami police officer named Nathaniel Broom. Patten was first sentenced to die in 1985, appealed, was resentenced to die in 1989, and of course continued to appeal. Twenty-five long years later, he wasnt even executed by the state. Prison officials said he died of natural causes, which isnt uncommon on Death Row due to the aging inmate population. Its time for Florida to get out of the costly execution business, and let cancer and clogged arteries do what the justice system cant.Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. 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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 Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563Correct the flaws with sentencingLETTERSA Democrats detour from critical issuesEditor: While viewing the cartoon reprinted from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that depicts Governor Christie in his limo in a traffic jam coming up to a sign that says White House exit, I realized what gets a Democrats attention. Its not an administration that abandoned Americans in Benghazi or sells guns to foreign drug cartels or fails to police our borders from illegal entry or lies outright about a myriad of issues. Its gridlock! Carl Muller Indian Rocks Beach A sad state of affairsEditor: I read recently that the mayor of Largo has said that the Largo Cultural Center is only available to cultural events that produce a profit for the city. It seems that in Largo the only concern is for the bottom line and not the cultural advancement of its citizens. When a cultural activity such as the lady who offered to present a Mexican cultural program for free was rejected on the basis of not producing enough revenue, the name of the center should be changed to The Largo Center For The Rich And Famous. What a sad state of affairs when everything in this country is based on the profit motive. Stefano Longinotti Largo Its again time for the Winter Olympics, and my spirits are rising. They do that because of the luge. Thats an Olympics sport in which one or two possibly insane persons lie face up on a small sled and slide down an icy track at speeds approaching 90 mph or death, whichever comes first. Every two years when I watch the Winter Olympics on television and see the luge competition, Im filled with immense gratitude that I am not aboard a luge. If I ever fall into a depression, Ill ask my doctor to show me films of the luge, and Ill immediately be cured. Even today, when I feel down, I tell myself, At least youre not on a luge. Oddly enough, I like the sound of the word luge. I think its pronounced loodgsh or maybe looshz. Nice and mushy, like being kissed by a woman with a mouthful of ice cream. The word luge comes from an obscure language and means small sled. Thats enough lugery, for now. As Im sure you know, the 2014 Winter Olympics will start soon in a city were all familiar with, the Black Sea port of Sochi, Russia. Its nickname is The Summer Capital of Russia, which gives rise to the question, Why stage winter sports in a summer playground? The apparent answer is that for two months a year, Sochi gets cold enough to permit Russia to spend billions of rubles to build Olympic ice rinks, ski slopes and luge runs. Also, to hire a gazillion security guards to prevent nasty tricks by anti-Russia terrorists from Chechnya, Faloopistan and other advanced civilizations of that region. Controversy has already arisen for the Olympics, even before they start. As I write this, on Jan. 15, howls of distress have erupted because an elite ice-skating committee has mysteriously awarded a trip to Sochi to a female ice skater even though she fell flat on her tush twice during a crucial recent performance. The committee thereby ousted the Sochi hopes of another female skater whose performance was judged 10 points better than perfect. Another question: can an Olympics visitor who loves sushi find sushi in Sochi? I did some research, and the answer is yes. Sochi is 990 miles south of Moscow. Its history goes back thousands of years. Its present population is 415,000, but it was a small city until the 1930s, when Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin said, Da vilna ke noshkamini pucht! (Lets beef up this burg!). And, lo, new hotels, parks, malls and Dunkin Donuts stands suddenly appeared. Today Sochi is much like Manhattan, in that few of the cab drivers speak English and tend to overcharge their passengers. Sochi has 4 million visitors each year, but only 3 percent come from outside Russia. Humidity is high, but the sun shines 300 days each year, by order of President Putin. The city contains a hundred ethnic groups; the vast majority are Orthodox Christians. None of this information answers the question Why does the Olympic Committee give out gold, silver and bronze medals to the best athletes? At the end of each event, why doesnt the head honcho simply say, Yall did just great! and let everyone go home happy? Also, why the nationalistic score cards? So far, the USA has won six golds, and China only four, which means the world is safe for democracy for another two years. Yippee! One possible answer is international status-seeking. Another is money. In this day and age, big sports means big bucks for the big boys who run things. With millions of TV viewers looking on, advertisers lay out small fortunes for every 30-second commercial spot. Sizeable endorsement payoffs can go to the athletes who win gold in the major events such as figure skating and ski jumping. But a less cynical view of the Olympics says they are held because around the world are thousands of dedicated athletes whose minds are dominated by these thoughts: How good can I get? What would it feel like to stand on up there with a medal around my neck while they play my national anthem? As a congenitally lazy man, I cant begin to imagine the years of discipline and sacrifice Olympic-class candidates must endure on their long, lonely trip to the high ground. I think the biggest payoff for any Olympics contestant, win or lose, must surely be the inner voice that whispers, You did it, pal. You didnt quit. You made it to the Big Show, and you gave it your best shot. What a lovely sound to carry with you for the rest of your life.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71 @comcast.net. Drivers SeatBob Driver Lets put an end to the executions We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tger mond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: 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. Please keep letters to editor to 700 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Please do not use profanity. We do not publish poetry or songs in letters to the editor. Each writer may submit one letter per month. Please allow two weeks from the time you submitted your letter for it to be published before inquiring as to its status We cant return letters to the editor.What do you think? Debra Saunders Will we find some sushi in Sochi? Carl Hiaasen

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Outdoors 13A Leader, January 23, 2014 011614714 23rd St. W., Largo $137,000 3BR/1.5 BA in Largo. Updated on Large Corner Lot.35 Velma Dr. W., Largo $134,900 Large 2BRw/2 CG. New AC, Water Heater, Electric & more. CALL 727-902-1437Making Your Realty Dreams A Reality www.BeachRealEstatePro.com Sun Vista Realty (727) 902-1437 Lowest Priced Waterfront Home on Market! Spacious 2BR/2BA/2CG, 1,500 Sq. Ft. Block Home in Harbor Hills! 75 FT. on the Water Space for 3 Boats! $349,900Coming Soon! Nirvana Custom Condos on the Gulf! Quaint 10 Unit Complex with 3,600-4,200 Sq. Ft. Units in Indian Shores Prices starting from $1.2 Million. Make your reservation NOW!012314Rich Rippetoe,MBA, CRS, GRI, E-ProOpportunities of the WEEK! 010214When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 011614Celebrating 33 Years of ProfessionalMac Perry, author and past Pinellas Horticulture Agent controls over 40 different Lawn Insects, plus Diseases, plus Weeds, plus your Shrubs and Trees sprayed. 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Ft. w/huge bedrooms, oversized garage, one-of-a-kind inground pool. Walk to Seminole schools and the beach.Rich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty 3BR/2BA/2CG $261,000 SOLD Largo Many updates include renovated kitchen w/granite, appliances and backsplash, crown molding, new doors, new laminate floor, windows and more. Has fireplace and pool.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2.5BA/2CG $189,900 SOLD012314 012314 Pinellas Extension offers commercial fertilizer classes As of Jan. 1, anyone applying fertilizer commercially must carry the new Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. This requires completing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training, passing the exam and then applying for the license. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25. On Monday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class for Spanish speaking professionals. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25. The GI-BMP program is also available online and covers the same topics as the classroom training but allows users to complete the training on their computer at their own pace. Classes also are available for Spanish speaking professionals. For more information, visit fyn.ifas.ufl.edu or call 582-2100. For a schedule of upcoming classes and to register for online in-class training visit pcehort.eventbrite.com. Tranquil dolphins match translucent seasLike the weather right now? Take your pick. Calm or windy. Warm or cold. Cloudy or clear. If you do not like it, wait. It will change. Like the weather right now, it is the same way at sea with dolphins. Our winter surveys of the study area, which we monitor under federal permit for the government, are the least predictable. We may glide across still seas with summers glorious abundance and find dolphins by the dozen. We may totter and lurch across choppy seas only to glimpse a singleton rushing away. It has long been my impression that, ceteris paribus, the dolphins overall energy level matches that of the seas. I have never tested this impression against the database. Perhaps my belief is skewed by the vividness of calm dolphins on calm seas. They will take your breath away, as they did recently. It was just two days before frigid cold assaulted our nation, power grids and furnaces yet the skies were crystal clear, the day cheerfully warm and the waters as still as they get. All three dolphin groups were relaxed, almost tranquil. Maybe they were just full. Perhaps food had been plentiful in the dark nights of that new moon. Perhaps it had been easier to catch, for the estuary had been abnormally shallow as if a celestial someone had pulled a plug until half of its water had drained away. Or do they change the outlook with the weather? First, we found an unruffled trio of teens rounding a watery bend (young bull buddies Oyster and VC, female Babyface). We know of another long-term teen trio of the same composition, two males and a female. Because as a rule the composition of dolphin groups varies remarkably (a social organization called fission-fusion), teen trios are intriguing as a potential pattern. I thought about the unwritten book of teenage dolphin behavior. Is the transition from dependent calf to mature adult in the worlds most intelligent animal as variable as other aspects of their behavior? Or are there unsuspected regularities, such as mom dolphins who are friends giving rise to calves who also grow up to be friends? Certainly one regularity is safety in numbers whilst swimming naked all night with sharks. All three teens showed suspect toothrakes, thought to come from toothed creatures that are not dolphins. Whatever happened, Babyface took the brunt of it. She had a frightening variety of suspect toothrakes compared to her schoolmates. But all bore the same ominous signs. Had they taken on the culprit collectively? The quintet we found next showed the same composed companionability. Bull Hi W Ski heaved his muscled body at the surface and greeted us with three chuffs, rough exhalations that combine the sounds of a hoarse cough and wheezy sneeze. He and his bull buddy Scrapefin slid over and rolled on their sides to peer at us through divinely still waters, images that the camera struggled but ultimately failed to capture. Scrapefin chomped his jaws lightly now and again. He was holding something in his mouth. Dolphins often manipulate objects when feeling sociable. He went to demonstrate that dolphins can handle animate objects with great gentleness, encasing them in a terrifying cage of white teeth but releasing them unharmed to escape in great haste (an image that the camera did capture). I wondered if dolphins ever hold a tiny sea creature in their mouth just to feel it wiggling, as we did with moths in cupped hands as kids. Nearby, Valiant, her son Vidalia and adult female Bet swam close together and coordinated their movements faithfully. Winter-born 3year-old Vidalia is working on weaning. He spent the day before in riotous relations with his older brother VC and pal Oyster, rocketing around as if nippy seas were inconsequential. Capt. John Heidemann pointed out that however dolphins conceptualize the notion of sibling, older brother VC knows that Vidalia is his brother. But does younger brother Vidalia know that VC is his (older) brother? Hardly riotous that day, Vidalia paced the lady dolphins perfectly. All three used a poetic style of synchronized surfacing, rising at 45-degree angles with bodies straight as arrows to breathe one after the other. Their faces slowly materialized out of the green gloom, their dark eyes unblinking until hitting the air. Two miles south, the final group meandered with the same cool synchrony. Teen females Qball and Trix swam with adult female Split. Split looks wonderful, her gray coat clean and unblemished. Qball weaned in stages this fall. She stayed with mom Q and new sibling Qody for four months but recently took the first steps of independence. Last week, she zoomed around with other teens, including the days trio of Oyster, VC and Babyface. With schoolmates, she used the poetic style of synchronized surfacing, aiming upwards with body straight as an arrow as she rose to breathe, her face slowly materializing out of the green gloom and her dark eyes only winking when they hit the air. As with the weather right now, if we do not like the dolphin behavior of the moment, we wait. It will change even when we do like it very much.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.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Photo by ANN WEAVEROne day Scrapefin demonstrated that dolphins can handle tiny sea creatures with great gentleness and release them unharmed. Do dolphins ever hold tiny creatures just to feel them wiggling as we did as kids with moths in cupped hands? Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Sheepshead remain a good option for anglers The cooler weather and this past full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay and reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations over the next month. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or fiddler crabs. Its always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide. If youve been fortunate enough to get out on the water in between fronts, consider yourself lucky. With the jet stream lingering overhead, wind conditions have been atrocious. Now might be a good time to catch up on that boat motor, trailer and tackle servicing that will give you more time on the water when the weather is a little more cooperative. Trailer wheel bearings are vital for getting to and from the ramp safely. Clean and repack your bearings for a good peace of mind. Annual motor maintenance would include changing in-line fuel filter and fuel water separator and changing spark plugs. These jobs are as easy as unscrewing and screwing on a new one. Other jobs like changing the lower unit fluid are pretty easy as well. Changing out your water pump is a little more difficult, so you may want to consider having a professional take care of this one. Tackle chores include checking all your guides for nicks, as even the smallest nick can fray your line and result in a lost fish. I recommend taking all rod repairs to a tackle shop that specializes in this. Having a professional replace your guides is fairly inexpensive and will look much better than if you did it on your own. Your reels may need fresh line. Make sure your monofilament line isnt chalky looking or your braided line isnt frayed. Lubricate all moving parts and drag washers with lightweight oil such as 3in1 oil. If youre adventurous you can open up the gear boxes and clean and re-grease the gears. Otherwise take them in for servicing. A word to the wise though simple cleaning and service charges can be as much as $30 per reel, something to consider if its an inexpensive reel. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein African Violet Society to meetLARGO The African Violet Society of Pinellas will meet Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE. The program is Why Dont Violet Growers Have Any Trash? Meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in African Violets. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served. There will be a brief business meeting and a plant raffle. For information, call 813920-7270.

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Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 012314 010914 Rays spring training tickets go on saleLargo to host Play! Dirty Adventure RunLARGO Test your stamina and skill in Largos second annual Play! Dirty Adventure Run Feb. 8, 9 a.m., at the Largo Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. The 3-mile race takes you through Largo Central Park Nature Preserve on off-road terrain and through over 20 obstacles. This race includes a fun run and a competitive category. Prizes will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers of the competitive category. New this year is a 3K kids run for children ages 11 to 17 at 11 a.m. All runners will receive a race T-shirt and goodie bag. Enjoy music, food and fun for all ages. Water and snacks will be provided. Preregistration for the 3-mile run is $30 until Feb. 4 and $50 after, including the day of the race. Preregistration for the kids 3K is $15 until Feb. 4 and $30 after, including the day of the race. Proceeds will support Largo Summer Camp Scholarships. This event is sponsored by: Sprout Healthy Vending, Bandit Fitness, JLA Sports, Barley Mow Brewing Company. To register, visit active.com, download the registration form or visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Avenue NE. For more information, visit Largo.com/playdirty or call 518-3016. Photo courtesy of the CITY OF LARGORunners tackle a hill of mud in last years Play! Dirty Adventure Run.ST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have begun selling singlegame ticket for spring training games. You can purchase tickets on at www.raysbaseball.com via phone, at the Charlotte Sports Park box office, Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store, 400 N. Tampa St., and the Tropicana Field box office. Single-game tickets range in price from $10 to $29. Spring training season ticket packages are available by calling 888-FAN-RAYS or visiting raysbaseball.com and start at $270 for the Rays 14-game home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park. The first workout day for pitchers is Saturday, Feb. 15. The first fullsquad workout is Thursday, Feb. 20. The Rays begin their sixth spring training season at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County on Friday, Feb. 28 against the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. Largo athletic programsLARGO The city of Largo will offer several youth athletic programs starting this month. Basketball Basics for ages 6 to 8, will be offered Saturdays, through April 26, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. The class reinforces and applies the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and team play. It will include drills, skills and informal mini-scrimmages, with instruction as needed. Adam Crawford will coach. The monthly cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, except March, which will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively. Go Girl Sports for ages 6 to 10, will be offered Wednesdays, through April 24, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. This class introduces girls to sports in a social setting through skill instruction and other activities. Sports include basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and more. The monthly cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Indoor Soccer Clinics for ages 6 to 9, will be offered Tuesdays, through April 29, 6 to 6:45 p.m. This introductory class reinforces and applies the fundamentals of soccer including: dribbling, passing, and shooting with Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy coaches. It will include skills and informal miniscrimmages, with instruction as needed. The cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, except April, which will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively. Indoor Volleyball Clinics for ages 7 to 18, will be offered Mondays, through April 28. Classes for ages 7 to 12 will be held 6 to 7 p.m. and cost $18 for residents and $22.50 for nonresidents for January or February; March will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively, and April will cost $24 and $30, respectively. Classes for ages 13 to 18 will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $30 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents for January or February; March will cost $50 and $62.50, respectively, and April will cost $40 and $50, respectively. Instructor Dave Carstenson will teach drills to include passing, hitting, setting and serving as well as simulated games with coach commentary. There is no class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17. Practices for Instructional Basketball League for ages 7 to 12, will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 29, at the Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Register Jan. 1 though 31. Evaluations will be held Feb. 1. Coaches are needed for all age groups. The leagues are designed to teach the skills of basketball through instruction and games. Games begin on Feb. 22 at the Highland Recreation Complex. The cost is $45. A Largo recreation card is needed for this program. Registration for Instructional Soccer will begin Feb. 1, at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. The program will include 30 minutes of instruction followed by 45 minutes of game time. Evaluations will be held March 1. Games begin March 22. A Largo recreation card is needed for this program. Youth Track and Field for ages 5 to 18, will be held Wednesdays, through May 7, 6 to 7 p.m., at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave. N. This is a great program for those kids interested in track and field. Children from Largo will team up to run against friends and rivals from other local cities. Program includes three practices at Largo High School and one track meet per month at an off-site location, which will require travel. All participants will get an official team shirt and ribbons for their events. For more details about any of the programs, call athletics specialist Brian Harter at 365-0044.Belleair Sunset 5KBELLEAIR The 12th annual Belleair Sunset 5K & Fun Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 15. The 5K starts at 5:30 p.m. and the Fun Run at 5:45 p.m. After running along the water at sunset, and through the heart of beautiful Belleair, get ready for the best post race party around, a Belleair press release said. Live music, complimentary food, drinks, and fun will be offered. Register before Jan. 31 to get the discounted registration. For more information, visit www.belleairrec.com or call 518372. Baseball camp setCLEARWATER Clearwater Christian College is hosting a sixweek baseball camp starting Sunday, Jan. 26. Head coach Josh Rebandt will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1 to 12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Proceeds benefit amateur baseball in Clearwater. Registration is underway. Visit www.usbaseballacademy.com or call 866-622-4487. Archery lessons taught at SouthwestLARGO Learn the basics of archery in a fun and safe indoor environment in a weekly class on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Registration has opened for the archery lessons, which will teach the proper techniques of shooting a bow and arrow, compete during fun activities. The classes are split, with students ages 8 to 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and students ages 13 to adult from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $35 with resident recreation card or $43.50 with nonresident card. Equipment is provided. For more information, call 518-3125 or visit bit.ly/1dp9jN0. www.TBNweekly.comMalav begins second stint as D-Jays manager DUNEDIN Longtime Blue Jays player, coach and manager Omar Malav will manage the Dunedin Blue Jays in 2014, the team announced Jan. 13. Stubby Clapp will return for his second year as hitting coach, and Darold Knowles will handle the pitching staff for a ninth consecutive season. 2013 manager Bobby Meacham will manage the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats this upcoming season, the Jays said. Malav has spent more than 30 years with the organization, starting when he was signed as a free agent in 1980. After a nine-year playing career, Malav went on to manage and coach at six different levels in the Blue Jays system. He managed the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, the Single-A Hagerstown Suns, the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, the Double-A Knoxville Smokies, and the Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs before working as a first base coach for Toronto in 2010. Malav managed in Dunedin from 2004-2009, guiding the club to four playoff births and one finals appearance in six seasons. He spent the 2013 season as the coordinator of Latin American operations in the Blue Jays player development system. Clapp rejoins the team for his second year as hitting coach, taking on the same role he had with the Greenville Astros (Rookie affiliate) in 2007 and 2009, the Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League in 2008 and the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros Double-A affiliate) in 2010. This past season, Clapps exhaustive work in the dugout and in the batting cages helped turn around a number of individual hitting slumps, the Jays said. In just one instance, RF Matt Newmans batting average jumped .052 points during the final two months of the season. Clapp played 23 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, but made a name for himself with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and as a member of Team Canada during two Olympics, two World Baseball Classics and the Pan American Games. Clapp led the Redbirds with 138 hits, 89 runs, 80 walks and 8 triples during the 2000 season, and ranks second all-time in games played (425) and hits (418) with Memphis. The team eventually retired his number in 2007. Clapp earned national recognition in Canada during the 1999 Pan American Games, when his 11th inning bases-loaded RBI single knocked off Team USA en route to a bronze medal. Pitching coach Darold Knowles returns to the ball club for a ninthstraight season. Knowles led the Blue Jays pitching staff to yet another impressive season in 2013 as the team posted a 3.51 ERA, good for third in the league and a key factor in the teams first-half North Division title. After pitching 16 seasons as a reliever in the major leagues, Knowles started his coaching career with eight years in the Cardinals organization before starting a brief stint as the Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach in 1988. He eventually joined the Florida State League in 1991 as a member of the Clearwater Threshers coaching staff, and later signed on with Dunedin in 2006. The FSL Hall of Fame honorees impressive coaching resume compliments his remarkable career, in which he won three straight World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics from 1972-1974. Knowles is the only pitcher to appear in all seven games of a single World Series, as he tossed 6.1 innings without allowing an earned run during the 1973 Fall Classic. The southpaw also holds the highest pickoff rate in major league history, nabbing a base runner once every 24 innings. Knowles finished his playing career with a 3.12 ERA and 143 saves. Briey

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Cleared Largo High students perform on All-State stageLARGO Tristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen, both seniors at Largo High School, performed in the finale with the All-State Chorus at the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 11. Brockwell sang in the chorus as a bass II and Pullen as an alto I. The Florida All-State High School Chorus and the Symphonic Orchestra performed to a full house in the Carol Morsani Hall. Both students also attended a leadership seminar at the Tampa Bay Convention Center earlier at the All-State event. Largo High junior Alec Emser played bassoon with the All-State Honors Band earlier in the day Jan. 11. All three are honors students and fellow members of the schools jazz band. This event was the culmination of a process that began many months ago, when music students across the state of Florida competed for places in All-State instrumental and vocal ensembles. Musicianship, sight-reading and instrumental or vocal skills are all assessed in the process. Those who qualified put in months of at-home practice followed by two 12-hour days of intensive rehearsals. The audience was in awe of the caliber of young musical talent that we are blessed to have in the state of Florida, explained attendee Barbara Brockwell, mother to Tristan Brockwell. In addition to the performances of the Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus, other vocal and instrumental ensembles performed throughout the previous three days, amidst the Florida Music Educators Association conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. Along with several choruses, the program included a concert band, honors band, jazz band, symphonic band, honors orchestra, concert orchestra and symphonic orchestra. Photos by B.J. TAYLORAbove, Largo High School seniors Tristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen both made this years All-State Chorus and participated at an All-State leadership seminar at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, as pictured here. Below, the 2014 Florida All-State High School Chorus and the Symphonic Orchestra performs at the Straz Center Jan. 11. Special Kids Academy to open second schoolST. PETERSBURG Special Kids Academy is opening their second school in Pinellas County at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg. An open house for perspective students and parents will be presented Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., in the classroom at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave. The event will give parents an opportunity to learn about the school. Special Kids Academy is a Christian private school for high functioning physically and intellectually challenged students grades 1 through 12. The school is currently hiring teachers and assistants for the new school year. For information, call Lisa Baxter at 204-4545 or email rsum to specialkidsacademy@live.com. Visit www.specialkidsacademy.org. ST. PETERSBURG The USF St. Petersburg Honors Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special lecture series that reflects the theme of the anniversary, Celebrate the Liberal Arts. Dennis Thompson, Ph.D., the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus at Harvard University, will discuss Science, Ethics and Democracy on Thursday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., at the University Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. Nabil Matar, Ph.D., the Presidential Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Minnesota, will discuss The Arabic Legacy in Western Thought on Monday, March 3, 3:30 p.m., at the University Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. The liberal arts are at the core of the Honors Program but there is a lot of confusion about what that means, said Thomas Smith, Ph.D., in a press release. Smith is the Honors Program director and associate professor of government and international affairs. The liberal arts are about developing critical thinking and fostering our capacities for reason, judgment and scientific inquiry. They provide the intellectual tools to be engaged citizens. Both speakers will discuss issues that go to the heart of what the liberal arts are all about, Smith said. Thompson, the author of eight books and founding director of the Harvard University Center for Ethics, will underscore the importance for scientists to understand the ethical implications of their work. Matar will explore the transmission of ideas from the Arab world into western thought. This spring lecture series underscores an important part of the mission of the Honors Program at USF St. Petersburg, said Frank Biafora, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. It brings together nationally recognized thought leaders discussing provocative topics that will both challenge and enlighten our students and the public. The Honors Program will also present the Second Annual St. Petersburg Conference on International Affairs Feb. 13-15 at the University Student Center Ballroom. The conference, featuring 15 panels of distinguished experts from across the country discussing the critical international issues of the day, is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking for the Honors Program events will be available at the USFSP parking garage, 260 Fifth Ave. S. For information, call 873-4872. Visit www.usfsp.edu/academic-programs/honors.Foundation earns Neighborhood Builders awardThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Pinellas Education Foundation as a recipient of the 2013 Neighborhood Builders award. The program is a strategic investment that couples leadership training with a $200,000 unrestricted grant for high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact addressing needs related to community development, critical needs or workforce development and education. Nonprofit leaders gain valuable skills and apply funding where it is most needed for maximum local impact. Feeding America Tampa Bay also received this award last month. Pinellas Education Foundation will use funding from the Neighborhood Builders award to build Future Plans, a preventative approach program that will better prepare students for post-secondary education. 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LARGO The Pinellas Folk Festival will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. Dozens of Tampa Bay areas premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village. This year, Leigh Humes Band and Abasi Ote will entertain the crowds with bands such as Juniper, Charlie Morris, Gypsy Wind, Rose Island Band and Charlie Cox Native Style Flute Music. The music wont stop playing when the bands do. Two jam sessions, one bluegrass and one folk, will keep music flowing throughout the festival. The McMullen-Coachman Log Cabin also will feature house storytellers during the festival. A group of retired train lovers, Four Men and Their Trains, will roll into the festival with their model trains, complete with accessories, to display and run on the platform of the Sulphur Springs Depot train station all day long. The festival also will have traditional craft demonstrations, antique cars display, sugar cane grinding and boiling, a traditional fiber arts show and fleece-to-shawl activities. The event will include a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. Pulled pork that has been smoked in the Smoke House at Heritage Village will be made into delicious sandwiches. Another delectable festival treat: meatballs on a stick. Guests also will find plenty of other culinary choices, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chocolate brownies, kettle corn and gourmet coffee. Free parking and a shuttle to the event entrance will be located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off is located in the parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. A $5 donation is requested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children 11 and younger.EntertainmentFollowing is a schedule of performers: Bandstand 10 to 10:45 a.m. The Mungos 11 to 11:45 a.m. The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band Noon to 12:45 p.m. James R. Hawkins 1 to 1:45 p.m. Leigh & Steve Humes 2 to 2:45 p.m. Rose Island BandHeritage Village comes alive with music 3 to 3:45 p.m. Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplatter (German dance group) Log Cabin Stage 11 to 11:30 a.m. Charlie & Kim Cox (native style flute circle) 11:45 to 12:30 a.m. Maureen Belote 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Charlie & Kim Cox (native style flute circle) 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Abasi Ote 2:30 to 3 p.m. Billie S. Noakes 3:15 to 3:45 David Allen (magician) Safety Harbor Church 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Keyestone 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Duo Vida 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. St. Pete Shanties 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Susan Boyer Haley with Bill Haley 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. Charlie Morris 3:15 to 4 p.m. Gypsy Wind Lowe Barn Stage 10:15 to 11 a.m. Charlie Bill and His Barn Burners 11:15 a.m. to noon Simple Gifts 12:15 to 1 p.m. Cracker Billys 1:15 to 2 p.m. Evergreen 2:15 to 3 p.m. Juniper 3:15 to 4 p.m. Kevin and Dave: A Dynamic Duo House of Seven Gables 1 to 1:50 p.m. Hammerhead Dulcimers Society 2 to 2:50 p.m. Hammerhead Dulcimers Society Train Depot Folk music jam Walsingham House Bluegrass jam Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, January 23, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 012314 The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring 012314I would like to thank each of you for your assistance in the sale of my house. Your staff kept me informed and (Sandy Hartmann & Associates) was a pleasure to work with. Once againThanks!Betty Davis LARGO HOME 3BR/1.5BA/1CG + FENCED YARD New AC 2013 Flood insurance isnt a loan requirement$128,000MOVE IN READY ST PETE HOME 3BR/2BA/2CG + NEW ROOF 2012 Large screen enclosed patio Beautifully updated bathrooms$219,900 ITS TIME TO LIVE THE BEACH LIFE 3BR/1.5BA + FENCED YARD Move in ready Split floor plan$249,500BELLEAIR BLUFFS AREA 2BR/2BA + 1 CAR GARAGE Located on a gorgeous lot and a half Flood insurance isnt a loan requirement$224,900CONDO CORNER 1 Bedroom Bay Pines condo $45,900 3 Bedroom Seminole condo $119,900 2 Bedroom Indian Rocks Beach condo $149,900 www.SandyHartmann Homes.com727-420-7510 IMMACULATE HOME 2BR/1BA + 1 CAR GARAGE Room to park boats & RVs Huge backyard with 2 story workshop$115,000 Top five diversions Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney, through Jan. 26, at Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. Performances are Fridays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Reservations are required. Call 822-6194 or visit venuewebsite.wix.com/venuetheatre#!__2013-14-season. A unique and imaginative theater piece, Love Letters, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a charming, poignant play centering on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their separated lives. Don Williams, Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $65. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. They came to call Don Williams the Gentle Giant in the decades he was a dominating country hit maker, recording hits like Good Ole Boys Like Me and Til The Rivers Run Dry. He earned his nickname because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid-back, easy style that has appealed to adult men and women alike cutting across national and genre boundaries. If those personal and musical qualities stood out strongly across the 1970s, the s and the s, they are all the more distinctive in 2012, when so many country and pop records seem to work as check-off lists of somebodys idea of how to be a man, or hard-sell attempts to indicate affection for a woman. Williams has never sounded like he felt the need to sell somebody something or to prove anything. Shawn Colvin, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. In the 23 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards including Record of The Year for the Top 10 hit Sunny Came Home, released nine albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Tribute to Pavarotti, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. A two-hour concert program, A Tribute to Pavarotti features full orchestra, and international soloists performing some of the most beloved arias and Italian folk songs associated with the great tenor. Luciano Pavarotti stands as one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was one of The Three Tenors and became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. The Florida Orchestra: Bartok & Brahms; Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; and Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $15. Call 892-3337 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org. Called a prodigious and aristocratic violinist by The Plain Dealer, concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performs Bartks vivacious and gypsy-intoned Violin Concerto No. 2. The evening also features Brahms Symphony No. 2 and Steven Stuckys Radical Light with its wealth of moods and orchestral colors. Joana Carneiro conducts. Photo courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYShawn Colvin plays Capitol Theatre Jan. 25.Photo courtesy of GYPSY WINDAbove, Gypsy Wind will entertain the crowd with a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing and acoustic music during the Pinellas Folk Festival Jan. 25, at Heritage Village. Below, Evergreen, a three-piece band playing Irish, English and Scottish folk songs also will entertain visitorsPhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Leigh Humes Band, pictured at last years Pinellas Folk Festival, returns Jan. 25 to play folk songs at Heritage Village.Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT See HERITAGE, page 2B LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com

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2B Just for Fun Leader, January 23, 2014 Living historyFestival-goers also will enjoy demonstrations that truly bring this living history museum to life. Following is a list of some of day-long activities planned for the festival: Demonstration shed Black pot cooking with Wendy Knott-Comer Sun Coast Woodcarvers St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild Smokehouse Curing and preserving, cane syrup boiling with the Largo Area Historical Society McMullen House Fleece to shawl and fiber artists Near Union Academy Living history activities Train Depot Morse Telegraph Club 4 Men and Their Trains Blacksmith Shed Blacksmithing Boyer Cottage Seat rushing with Gar Brandt Antique cars will be displayed near the H.C. Smith Store. The Greenwood House will host a number of special participants, such as the Supervisor of Elections, Pinellas County Genealogy, Pinellas County Planning/MPO and the Lions Club of Largo. A number of specialty vendors also will be taking part in this years festival, including Aesthetic Candles, Edens Nectar Honey, GEMSANDKNOTS, Johnson Family Apiaries, Kaye Ware Art, Original Nut Hut, Sunwalker/Turquoise Cloud and One World Jewelry. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/events_folkfest.htm. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESSean Calder of Largo shaves down wood using a drawknife at last years Pinellas Folk Festival. HERITAGE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo 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. House is Out, Friday, Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Part of Largos Sun Down Music Series, the evening will feature the sounds of rockabilly, blues and classic rock. House is Out has been playing clubs in and around Tampa since 2009. While they perform some of the classics, they also play covers by Caro Emerald, Imelda May and Adele. The event will be presented in the back park, under the stars. Tickets are $5 each in advance and $10 each at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. A full bar will be available. Lawn chairs are recommended. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. 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, 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.Clearwater Bullshot Crummond, by Derek Cunningham, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman, Diz White and Ronald E. House; Jan. 16-26, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Bullshot Crummond is a parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, that typifies British heroism at its most ridiculously funny levels. A Teutonic villain and his evil mistress crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue. Rexs Exes, a comedy by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones; presented by West Coast Players, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Rexs Exes is a sequel to The Red Velvet Cake War, presented last year by West Coast Players. Theyre back! This deliriously funny Southernfried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas, teetering on the brink of disaster again. As Gaynelle stubbornly refuses to face turning the Big 5-0, Peaches and Jimmy Wy, who is riding high on the success of her new wedding gown boutique for big gals Wide Bride are planning a surprise party. But the surprise is on them when party plans shift to a quick funeral, a visit from an ex-husband come back to life, and a hostage situation involving a jilted bride. Add in Aunt LeMerle, Uncle Aubrey and the rest of their wacky friends and family and audiences will find themselves hoping their next family celebration is even half this much fun. St. Petersburg Hello Dolly, by Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $24. Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org. It is Americas favorite matchmaker, Dolly Levi, taking the stage by storm with all the glitz and razzle dazzle St. Petersburg City Theatre can muster. The show is a high-stepping gala salute to the Broadway masterpiece. Robyn Hitchcock, Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $28. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. Born in London in 1953, Hitchcock has written and recorded more than 500 songs, including Where Are The Prawns, I Wanna Destroy You, The Cheese Alarm, Sometimes A Blonde, No, I Dont Remember Guildford, To Be Human, Where Do You Go When You Die, Uncorrected Personality Traits, Full Moon in My Soul, Chinese Bones, Madonna Of The Wasps, and recently a lament for the Arctic polar thaw There Goes The Ice, recorded with KT Tunstall, with whom he was on a Cape Farewell environmental expedition to Greenland in 2008. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Hitchcock has played with many respected musicians including John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Peter Buck, Nick Lowe, Abigail Washburn, Grant Lee Phillips, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Howe Gelb, Krystle Warren, Graham Coxon and Johnny Marr among others. January 23, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Oh boy, Capricorn. The winter blues set in, and its up to you to boost everyones spirits. An inexpensive activity outdoors might do just the trick.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Creativity abounds, and the pace picks up considerably. Enjoy, Aquarius. A lacy antique gift brings a touch of elegance to your home.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Times are changing, Pisces. Go with the flow. A last-ditch effort to restore harmony to your home works. Cook up something special to celebrate.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Fess up, Aries. All of the sneaking around has raised suspicions, and if you dont let the cat out of the bag, the surprise is going to be on you.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Surely, Taurus, you can help. When a cause comes calling, dont miss out! Amazing things are in store. A deadline is extended to make way for a new arrival.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Revenue increases, and budget woes come to an end. Yahoo, Gemini! Look to a mentor for guidance to put the surplus to good use. A furry friend alleviates loneliness.CancerJune 22 July 22 Will you, or wont you? Time will tell this week, Cancer. No news from home is good news. Leave things be. A test in patience turns out to be a blessing in disguise.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Watch it, Leo. Careful deliberation is required. The slightest of miscalculations could land you in a world of trouble. A charity could use a donation.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Shh, Virgo. Make sure you keep what you are about to discover under wraps. Travel plans begin to take shape with the help of someone you least expect.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Prep work is key to completing a home improvement project right. Dont dismiss it, Libra. A special date draws near. Look to a friend for direction.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Misunderstood you may feel, but misunderstood you are not. Your friends know you. Give them the benefit of the doubt, Scorpio. Chores stack up.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Your vast knowledge is impressive, but dont overdo it, Sagittarius. Use what you know, and youll gain friends. Flaunt it, and youll risk alienation. Across1. Swagger 8. Boss (2 wds) 14. Stripping gels 16. Monstrous 17. Too old? (2 wds) 18. Mural on wet plaster 19. One of Alcott's "Little Men" 20. Igneous rock 22. Product of inflammation 23. Came down 25. Contact, e.g. 26. Stallion, once 27. Strong, flexible twig 29. Moray, e.g. 30. Reef material 31. Strata 33. Estate residents considered as a group 35. Aug. follower 37. Bakery buy 38. King or queen (2 wds) 42. Graft 46. Circa 47. Common Market inits. 49. ___ Head, New Zealand promontory 50. Beach shades 51. Perry Como's "___ Loves Mambo" 52. Break 53. Antiquity, in antiquity 54. A series of excerpted writings (pl.) 57. Alpine sight 58. Bungle (2 wds) 60. Capital of Chad, Africa 62. An Eastern church that acknowledges papal authority but retains its own liturgy 63. Slash 64. A, B or C 65. Became half-asleepDown1. Tool for making small holes in wood 2. Royal emblems and symbols 3. Feature that increases attractiveness or value 4. Tennessee athlete, for short 5. All fired up 6. Moore of "G.I. Jane" 7. Brooks Robinson, e.g. 8. Homesteads (British) 9. Shrek, e.g. 10. Grand ___ ("Evangeline" setting) 11. Play boisterously 12. Pertains to a sponge's mouth-like opening 13. Spectral 15. Public road in a city 21. Arm 24. Greek myth hero who slew the Minotaur 26. Twist or bend out of shape 28. At attention 30. Chocolate substitute 32. Marienbad, for one 34. Apprehend 36. Milk-Bone biscuit, e.g. 38. Having important consequences 39. Marine rock-clinger 40. Pipe or channel carrying water 41. Rely 43. Makes soundproof 44. Thin layers 45. Beryl variety 48. Unvarnished 51. Mill output 54. Adorable 55. "When it's ___" (old riddle answer) 56. Kind of palm 59. Back muscle, familiarly 61. Cut grass Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudokuCrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week

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Entertainment 3B Leader, January 23, 2014 Capo De Monte Italian MarketVisit us for all your Italian Grocery Deli needs8400 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 394-7800010214 Delicious Subs & Paninis Gourmet & Italian Foods Prepared Meals-To-Go Beer and Wine Homemade Soups Pasta Sauce Crostini made fresh daily Specialty Meats & Cheeses Homemade Sausage Fresh Italian Bread Homemade Dips, Spreads Mozzarella Cheese & Much More! FULL CATERING MENU FOR ALL YOUR EVENTS! $5 OFFAny purchase of $30 or moreMust present coupon. Dine in or Take out. Not valid with other offers. Exp. 1-31-14 Lamb Lovers Delight Greek Salad for one $5.95 Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Saganaki ... Opa! Tirosalata Zesty Feta Cheese Spread Hand Rolled Stuffed Grape Leaves Homemade Spinach & Cheese Pie Sauteed Eggplant Cutlets Felafel Gyro Ribeye Steak & Cheese N.Y. Style Pastrami N.Y. 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Belly Dancing Every Saturday 6:45pm & 7:45pm No Cover No Minimum012314 Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY celebrating 32 years celebrating 32 years 11125 Park Blvd.(On Johnson Blvd., by Seminole Mall) Seminole, FL 33772 727 393-6669Mon.-Thurs, 10:30am-9:30pm, Fri. 10:30am-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Closed Sunday Voted Best Greek Restaurant Voted Best Greek Restaurant5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice 5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice In the Tampa Bay AreaVoted Best Greek Restaurant6 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice VOTED#1 February 20th, 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM Seminole High Auditorium 8401 131st Street North; Seminole, FL 33776 Reserved Seating $12 & $15 General Admission $10 Call 727-460-4616 for Ticket Information 011614 011614 012314 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:I, FrankensteinGenre: Action and horror Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young Director: Stuart Beattie Rated: PG-13 Two centuries after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankensteins creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, Underworld, comes the action thriller I, Frankenstein, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel I, Frankenstein created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters. ExposuresGenre: Thriller Cast: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Helen Rogers, Caroline White, Sophia Takal and Caitlin Stainken Director: Joe Swanberg Not rated Exposures connects the European art films of the s with the late night Cinemax thrillers of the s as it investigates ideas of reality and fiction, art and pornography, life and death. A fetish photographer and a homicide detective are brought together when a young model turns up dead. They develop an unlikely friendship, as both are interested in what the other does for a living. Inspired by Nicolas Roeg and Zalman King, Jean Luc Godard and Roger Corman, Michaelangelo Antonioni and Russ Meyers, the film mixes high art and exploitation and asks you to question if theres any difference between the two when it comes to the artistic impulse.Enemies CloserGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Orlando Jones and Tom Everett Scott Director: Peter Hyams Rated: R After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the U.S.-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo.Gimme ShelterGenre: Drama Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd and Dascha Polanco Director: Ron Krauss Not rated Based on the inspiring true events, Gimme Shelter centers on the courageous story of Agnes Apple Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival. In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope. Hudgens immersed herself in the character and delivers a transformative and stunning performance. To prepare, she lived for weeks in pregnancy shelters, interacting with the young, homeless mothers who also appear in the film, completely altering her appearance unrecognizable.Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy star in action thriller I, FrankensteinOpening this weekend Run & JumpGenre: Drama Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam and Will Forte Director: Steph Green Not rated Dynamo wife and mother Vanetia is rebuilding the life she loved after her 38-year-old husband suffers a personality-changing stroke. Entering the emotional fray is buttoned-up American researcher Ted Fielding, whos staying for two months. Run & Jump is an unconventional love story and authentic portrait of a happy-go-lucky Irish family. Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, is working hard to get her life back to normal after her 38-year-old husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Tweedy American doctor, Ted Fielding, (Will Forte) arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetias a dynamo. But with two young kids and both men in the house, shes feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Teds calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys their heady, happy-go-lucky world. Hes not normally given to repartee but he cant stop himself sparking off Vanetia. But Teds continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.GULFPORT The Gulfport Merchants Association is currently seeking artists to submit proposals for a public art installation to be located adjacent to the citys iconic Gulfport Casino, located on the Gulfport waterfront. The Gulfport Merchants Association is a nonprofit civic organization dedicated to the advancement of business in the Gulfport Waterfront District. The GMA raises funds primarily through membership dues and sponsored events, including its twicemonthly Art Walk, weekly Tuesday Fresh Market and the annual Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub Crawl. Funds are used primarily to promote and advertise Gulfport as a destination for visitors. However, the GMA is also committed to supporting local charitable causes and has donated many thousands of dollars to local organizations. The GMA is also committed to supporting art in the Gulfport community and has previously funded two public art installations flanking the entrance to the waterfront business district at Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue South, by artists Frank Strunk III and Owen Pach. For 2014, the GMA is investing considerably more in its commission of a single public art installation, with $8,000 being awarded for the project, to include all associated costs. This public art installation, next to Gulfports most famous historic landmark on the citys waterfront, will be highly visible for generations. All artists are welcome to submit proposals, which must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 14. For details, including a downloadable application, visit www.GulfportMA.com. Owen Pach, vice president of the GMA and president of the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport, will act as liaison for the application process. For information, call Pach at 320-4051 or 6234920, or email OwenPachGlass@gmail.com.Gulfport Merchants Association seeks artist proposals Photo courtesy of ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Photo courtesy of LIONSGATE Photo by BEN KINGAbove, Aaron Eckhart stars as Adam in I, Frankenstein. At left, JeanClaude Van Damme stars as Xander in Enemies Closer. Below, based on a true story, Vanessa Hudgens and James Earl Jones star as Agnes Apple Bailey and Father Frank McCarthy in the film Gimme Shelter.

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Reserve now.SATURDAY FEB. 224th Annual Barkus Parade Start planning the costumes for you and your pet! Capitol to welcome Keb MoCLEARWATER Keb Mo will perform Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $45. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Keb Mo has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994 when he released his selftitled debut and became a fresh face in the blues/roots genre. That record proved to be an entryway that got many to sit up and take notice. But it was his second release, Just Like You in 1996 that won him the first of three Grammy Awards. It dared a deeper venture into the joyful and healing aspects of the blues and a more mainstream style. His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic charisma on stage have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and the significant honor of being called, a musicians musician. Though it seems that Keb Mo flies just under the radar of big name recognition, during his vibrant 18-year career he has been recognized with a vast number of honors, awards and nominations including Grammy Awards, BMI awards and numerous WC Handy Blues Awards. He also has composed music for theme songs and done some acting. Notable appearances include Touched By An Angel, The West Wing, The Martha Stewart Show, CBSs Mike and Molly and even a spirited performance on Sesame Street. On film he acted alongside Danny Glover in the 2007 John Sayles movie Honeydripper. He has completed two PBS specials, including Live at Infinity Hall and Red, White and Photo courtesy of SHORE FIRE MEDIAKeb Mo will take the stage Jan. 30 at Capitol Theatre.Blues, In Performance at The White House. After the release of Suitcase in 2006, Keb took a two-year hiatus from recording to focus on his family and work on film and TV projects. He returned in 2011 with The Reflection, a journey deep into life and an even greater expansion of his musical body of work. The Reflection features 12 songs, which are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family; moved from Los Angeles to Nashville; built a stateoftheart home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group. The Reflection is not, in essence, a blues album. In sound and spirit, its closer to the work of AfricanAmerican folk soul singer/songwriters like Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, and Terry Callier. Tracks like My Shadow and Crush On You would have fit neatly into Urban radios Quiet Storm format at almost any time in the past 25 years. The Reflection brings together all of this singular artists diverse influences predisco R&B, American folk and gospel, rock, blues, and more in a sound that is truly and uniquely his own. I worked on this record for the better part of two years, says Keb Mo on his Facebook page. It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer. I didnt want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. Its the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career. Shore Fire Media reports that Keb Mo has a busy 2014 planned, with his first album in three years as well as his most extensive tour, collaborations and more. Keb Mo also recently released a holiday EP, The Spirit Of The Holiday. Art festival debuts at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. PeteST. PETERSBURG The inaugural St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE. The grounds of the museum will transform into a unique outdoor gallery showcasing the extraordinary artwork of more than 100 top national and international artists. Graciously hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival showcases the original creations of artisans from 25 states and overseas in such mediums as painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media and more. These are among the most collected and awarded artists in America. Attendees will witness an incredible tapestry of artwork woven by the diverse creations of artisans that are masters of their art forms. The festival will feature a variety of sculptural forms from large articulated outdoor animal sculptures, life-like fiber sculptures of African wildlife and exquisite glass wall hangings. The tapestry of artwork is enhanced with unique digital flower imagery, elegant leather purses and handbags interwoven with unique, amazing ceramic art and stunning wildlife photographs. Also find extraordinary handmade clothing and elegant jewelry. Attendees also will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and interact with the creators of the artwork. Buyers will be able to learn about how their artwork purchases were created. Artists will be onsite Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Among the participating artists is photographer Barry Hollritt. Hollritt is known for his photographic artwork, especially in the areas of waterfowl and landscape photography. Frequently using landscapes, nature and waterfowl as his, Hollritt actively works to promote environmental awareness through his photography and presentations. Edward Loedding attempts to bridge two opposing art forms: abstract art and realistic art. My approach is not to blur the edges of realism or sharpen the focus of abstraction, but to create a common ground where the two can meet not as opponents coerced into an uneasy balance, but as equal partners singing a new song with one voice, Loedding says in his biography on his website. He creates his artwork digitally. With digital tools, the entire process remains fluid and changeable from the first seed of my idea until I deem the work complete. I can move forward and backward, making decisions on any component of the artwork at any time I want. Kimberly Marshall of Bonita Springs graduated with a degree in fine arts in Toronto, Canada. She is an internationally renowned artist who has won several awards for her creative talents in painting and mixed medium. Though her subject matter is vast, some of Marshalls greatest loves in life are flowers, seascapes and landscapes. Her paintings inspire simple beauty, serenity and joy which are evoked by nature, her travels and photography. By combining several techniques together, I can expound on my creativity and allow my art to flow like the textures which surround our world, Marshall says on her website. My art is an expression of my passion and love for life and all its gifts and amazing beauty. Marius Moores current body of work explores spiritual traditions and places from the Far East to the Himalayas. Since 2006, Moore has been shooting exclusively with digital SLR camera equipment. He believes the technology has reached a point where the image resolution and tonal range made with digital has surpassed that of film. He still considers himself a purist, in that no heavy manipulation of reality is imposed on his work. Travel and technology have made the world a smaller place, and many of the places that were practically impossible to get to in recent times can now be visited and experienced with a little determination and good luck. Thomas Long established his own studio/hotshop in 2001 in St. Augustine, and has been blowing glass for more than 28 years. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is hand-blown by Long and is created to influence its environment through color, pattern and movement. His stunning and colorful glass sculptures have been featured in Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Florida Architecture and Coastal Living magazines. These artists will be joined by many others Feb. 1-2 at the festival. The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival is directed by Paragon Fine Art Events, an organizer of fine art festivals, and is hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. For information, visit www.paragonartevents.com /stpete. Image provided by ST. PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVALThe Path, by Marius Moore. Moore will be on hand for the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival, running Feb. 12, at the Museum of Fine Arts. Tampa Bay Bridal Show setST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Bridal Show will take place Sunday, Feb. 16, noon to 4 p.m., at The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. This event has been designed to help make that special day positively perfect. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the areas top bridal professionals. More than 100 area businesses will be on hand. This is Tampa Bays largest bridal event. The Tampa Bay Bridal Show will feature the latest in fashions, flowers, photography, caterers and so much more. Guests will learn from area bridal experts who will be sharing great tips, trade secrets and advice. There also will be door prizes and grand giveaways. Admission is $5. For more information, call Dave LaBell at 893-8523.

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Classieds 5B Leader, January 23, 2014 35. Mobile Home Sales 160. Unfurnished Condos 185. Beach Rentals 485. Help Wanted 505. Part-Time Help 1. House SalesBELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/2BA With Florida Room, 1 Car Garage, New A/C and Non-evacuation Zone. $179,000. John Doran Realty (727)447-9579. SEMINOLE 3BR/1BA/1CG Just Listed. Shows Like New! Corner Lot, New Stove, Carpeting, A/C. 8602 79th Place. $114,888. John Doles, IMapp Realty, (727)510-3331. 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesDEEDED BOAT SLIP! Gorgeous TI 1BR/1BA. Pets Okay. Can Rent Out! Walk To Beach. $175,000. Virginia Wyman, Coldwell Banker, (813)610-0074. 20. Condo SalesMADEIRA BEACH Sea Towers, Waterfront, High Floor, 1BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Partially Furnished, +Carport. (727)546-0215, (727)512-3520. FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR/2.5BA/1CG, Pelican Place, Belleair. $194,500.(727)515-6050. SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, $76,500! Single Story, Wheelchair Accessible With No Steps. W/D Included. Non-Evacuation (Not In Flood Zone). (727)709-2325. FOR SALE 2BR/2BA Condo 1,400SF, Gated Community. Asking $162,500. Call Denise Tayler or Susan Gaddis, Coastal Properties Group for details. (727)233-4222. 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. UPSCALE HOMESLuxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Receive a Free list with pictures. www.TampaBayLuxury.com Free recorded message 1-800-450-7064 ID# 1049Free Info Courtesy of Future Home Realty 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 704 sq. ft. Completely Updated, 55+ Nicely Furnished $38,900 2BR/1BA 874 sq. ft. Water View, Furnished Pet Building! $45,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com012314 SEMINOLE GARDENS!See More Units for sale at www.SeminoleGardens.org2BR/2BA, 1,056 SF Lake View, Corner unit Overlooking Pool Many Upgrades $55,000LYNN EVANS, Realtor (727)542-4243Prudential Tropical Realty012314 FULLY FURNISHED Off Seminole Blvd; In-ground Pool, Clubhouse, Pond, Shuffle Board. 1BR/1BA with Bonus Room; $49,500 with shared lot. Call Hank (727)776-9119. Realty Executives; Adamo SAT-SUN, 12-5. JUST REDUCED TO $8,000! Completely Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Furnished. Pointe West, 55+ MHP On Lake Seminole. 12651 Seminole Blvd, Lot 21A. Call For Viewing, (727)484-0902. 55. Open HouseSATURDAY & SUNDAY, 1-4. 690 Island Way, Unit 1106, Island Estates, Clearwater. 2BR/2BA, Den, Fully Renovated. Fabulous Gulf & Channel Views From Every Room. Huge Balcony, Pet Friendly. $329,900. Buy Owner. Realtors Welcome. (727)460-2140, (727)460-6674. 95. Property Mgmt. 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $895/Mo. Annual. (727)488-1111. LARGO: 3BR/1.5BA/1CG, Close To Beach! Screen Enclosed Patio. Pet OK w/Deposit. $1,125/Mo. Annual. Floridas Best Accommodations, (727)517-9404. LARGO: NEAR BEACH & GULF 3BR/2BA/2CG, Lawn Maintenance $1,200/Month +1st, Last, Security. Immediate Occupancy No Pets (727)593-9773 HEART OF BELLEAIR 2BR/1.5BA/1CG, 1,700 SF. Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Large Private Yard, Screened Patio $1,500/Mo. Lawn Included. 403 Althea Rd. (727)536-4422. NORTH CLEARWATER $1,200, 1,600SF, Office, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, W/D, Nice Backyard, Mother-in-law Apartment, Pinellas Trail, 4 Block off Intracoastal. (727)515-7278. LARGO 2BR/2BA/1CG Family Room, Laundry Room, Fenced Yard, Pets OK, Beaches. 1st/ Last/ Security. (727)394-2189 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 2BR/2BA, 914SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Updated and Furnished. $850/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 ST PETE, VILLAGE LAKE 1BR/1BA Absoutely Beautifully Remodeled. Ground Floor, Non-Smoker, No Pets. Pool/ Tennis. MUST SEE! $795/Month Annual.(727)391-3551 or (727)798-3431. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Noon Monday Call 397-5563 Affordable 55+ Living GLENWOOD ESTATES:5 Star, Land Owned.All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP., Furnished $175/Mo. Maint. No Flood Insurance Required 12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furnished, $65,888. #129 2/2/1 w/Extra Drive, $48,500. For Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 011614 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. SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU, Renovated Modern Condo. 1BR/1BA, Florida Room W/Murphy Bed. 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. BARDMOOR 2BR/2BA 1,500SF, Bonus Room. Patio w/Storage Shed, First Floor. Beautiful Clean Unit. $1,475/Month. (727)385-7718. ST PETE TENNIS & YACHT Club, 2BR/2BA, Waterview, Updates, Gated, $1,500/Month. Best Beach Rentals. (727)398-1200. 165. Villa RentalsCOUNTRYSIDE 55+ 2BR/2BA VILLA. Carport w/storage, Inside W/D. W/S/T + Cable included. No Pets. $750/Month. Rainbow Property Management (727)446-9633. 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.DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN Room $100/Wkly, 1BR Apt. $210/Wkly. Free Utilities. Nice! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com 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 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Nonsmoking Center Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. Call For Info: (727)585-2161. LARGO VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 1BR/1BA, $650/month, 2BR/1BA, $700/month, 2BR/2BA, $750/month. (727)280-5005. INDIAN SHORES 1/BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,200/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. 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 rates starting at $595/week +tax. Available February 1st. 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. TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS Redington Shores, Large 2BR/2.5BA, W/D, Patio. Newer Tile, Carpet, Paint Throughout. $1,225/Mo. 18131 Gulf Blvd. Jeff, (727)391-1203. TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA Great Water View! Unfurnished, Pool, Laundry, 1,140SF, Balcony. No Pets. $1,000/Mo. (727)743-3242. 2014 Special Now On!$2 Application Fee $0 Administration Fee $14 FIRST MONTHS RENT!! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Avail From $760/Mo.Dont Delay Call Imperial Palms Today!(727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 011614 190. Waterfront RentalsSAND KEY DANS ISLAND Furnished 2BR/2BA, Annual, W/D, Clubhouse. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. CLEARWATER, THE AVALON 1BR/1BA, 1st Floor, Sleeps 4. Pool, Cable. Close To Beach, Fishing, Shops, Restaurants. One Week Minimum. (727)798-8775. 210. Mobile Hm. RentalsNEAR BAY PINES VA & Madeira Beach, 1BR. Includes W/S/G, Cable. Pets OK. $575/Mo. +$300 Sec. (727)393-1628. 225. Duplex/Triplex RentalsCLEARWATER 3BR/1BA Tile Floors, C/H/A, Screened Porch Overlooking Lake and Park. $900/Month. Includes W/S/T Rainbow Property Management (727)446-9633. LARGO: 1BR, VERY CLEAN, Tile Floors, Ceiling Fans, W/D Included, Screen Patio, Small Private Yard. $650/Mo. $800 Deposit. (423)765-8404/ 8405 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE, OFF PARK BLVD Nicely furnished, w/private bath, microwave, small refrigerator, cable. $145/week + security. (727)398-0763 DUNEDIN SMALL ROOM In Artists House. Close To Shopping, Downtown & Bicycle Trail. Nonsmoker. $500/Mo. (727)738-5161. 260. Want To RentUNUSED BEDROOM NEEDED CAN PAY $433/MO. Single WM, 65+, 5, 180, Clean, Healthy, Not Bad Looking, Nonsmoker/Drinker/Drugger, Pleasant, Honorable, Engineer. Korean War Veteran, American Legion. Has Car, Cooks Spanish. (813)263-2884. 265. Commercial RentalsOFFICE SPACE Starting At $482 Per Month. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. (727)641-6465. OFFICE/ STORAGE COMBO Storage/ Workshop. Various Sizes. Large Open Fenced Lot. 220 13th St. SW, Largo. Near Diagnostic Clinic. (727)584-6283. 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. FOR SALE OR LEASE! 4 Offices Available. Campus Like Setting. Convenient Location, Easy Access. 1227 Rogers St. Clearwater. 904-1,422 SF, From $904/Mo. FIRST MONTH FREE! (727)688-3599. 290. Storage SpaceWORKSHOP FOR RENT Good for Storage or Work. 34x17 with Electric. Largo off West Bay. $350. (727)581-3849. GULL HARBOR012314 We have MORE: Amenities, Fun Activities & include more Services. Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos Starting at $945Call us today and start your move home to Gull Harbor! 55+ www.gullharborcondos.com 17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB727-392-0753ACROSS FROM THE BEACH! 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. Call/ Text 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.DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?I Am Flexible In Availability And Have Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)365-2386. 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 AIDESPinecrest 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 HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced. People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs/ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. LABORERS Roofing, Tearing Off & Cleanups. Experienced Only Apply! Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 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 CUSTOMER SERVICE/ SALES REP.Small Busy Office Hiring Customer Service Rep. Must Have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word & Data Entry. Should possess strong phone skills with a friendly professional attitude. Monday Friday, 9am-5pm. Call 727-581-1500 to schedule interview.012314 HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Thursday thru Monday from 9am-3pm. Sand Dollar Resort 18500 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores, 33785 Ask for Dee (727)595-8109. Background check required. 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 SECURITY GUARDPinecrest 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.co m or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. RETIRED? LOOKING FOR EXTRA INCOME? DoubleTree Beach Resort Is Seeking An Experienced Part-Time Maintenance Tech. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. OAKHURST UM CHURCH Seeking a P/T Youth Director Wednesday and Sunday nights. Contact Pastor Tim twehrlich@aol.com or (727)391-4769 EXPERIENCED POOL CLEANER Part-time, Drivers license required. Could lead to full time position. Wrights Pool Service (727)385-3523 DOCTORS ASSISTANT Busy, fast-growing Chiropractic office seeking individual who is energetic, friendly, motivated and a team player, for a full-time position. Will train. Computer & people skills helpful. Great hours and pay! Call (727)544-9000. FRONT COUNTER/ DELIVERY For Largo Take-Out Restaurant. T/W/TH 10AM-3:30PM. Must Have Own Transportation, Restaurant Experience, Computer Skills & Must Be Willing To Complete Various Tasks From Watering Plants To Entering Data On Excel Spreadsheets. Please Send Resume To CharlieTulums@yahoo.com 505. Part-Time HelpBAIT HOUSE CASHIER, Or Maintenance. Part-Time. Retirees Welcome! Call Between 10am-3pm & Ask For Sue, (727)244-7550. GROUP HOME STAFF NEEDED! Must Have High School Diploma or GED. Drivers License with Good Driving Record & Reliable Transportation. Must Be Dependable and A Team Player with 2 Years Exp. Working with Developmental Disabled Population. Part-Time Week Days. Apply At: 5989 Seminole Blvd, Seminole. (727)520-3682. Your Best Buys Can Be Found In the Classieds!! 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 LOAN OFFICER In HouseImmediate opportunity for a Loan Officer in the Seminole/ St. Pete area with a progressive local lender. MUST BE NMLS licensed with minimum 3 Yrs. Exp. Must have knowledge of Conventional & FHA/VA products. The Loan Officer is responsible to regularly participate in activities in connection with mortgage sales, including but not limited to attend closings, open houses, and/or conduct seminars/ trainings and other lead-generating activities. Fax resume to: (856)917.2610 or jfenech@sunbeltlending.com EEO/M/F/HPHH Home Loans, LLC d/b/a Sunbelt Lending Services. 300 South Park Place Boulevard, Suite 150, Clearwater, FL; NMLS # 374111 012314 LPN: PINECREST PLACEA Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, 3rd Shift, Weekends Only. 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. SECURITY POSITION Permanent Part-Time At Treasure Island Gated Condo. Mon-Wed, Night Shift. No License or Experience Required. (727)360-4323. 510. Home Care Help 515. Hospitality HelpLAUNDRY, ROOM CLEANER, Prep Cook, Cook, F&B Assistant Manager. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. 525. Medical HelpCNAs, 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 530. Jobs & Work WantedIM LOOKING FOR PART-TIME Work. Administrative or Alzheimers Companion/ Caregiver Experience. Largo/ Seminole Area. Honest, Professional, Hard Worker. Email marilynedwards231@yahoo.com 535. Business Opportunities 522. CareersLOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! (866)517-9546 HHAs, CNAs & HOMEMAKERS Always There is seeking male and female caregivers for immediate assignments. Must be dedicated, reliable & experienced. If you enjoy working with seniors, please call (727)547-2500 or you may fax your resume to: (727)547-2555120513 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 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 OUTwhat you can nd in the CLASSIFIEDS! 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6B Professional Services Leader, January 23, 2014 PROFESSIONALSERVICES Place Your Ad Here For $40 Per Week 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 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted 975. Garage-Yard Sales 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 590. Antiques-CollectiblesWANTED ART-ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTSAt Trinity Gallery Fine Art & Antiques, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality service at competitive prices. For over 23 years, Trinity Gallery has developed a working relationship with various artists and dealers. At this time we are seeking quality Consignments on items valued at over $500. We are interested in: 18th and 19th Century European paintings; Bronze and Stone Sculptures; Pottery & antiquities from all over the world; Vintage Sterling, Estate & Native Jewelry; African & Asian Art; Rare Photography; Mid-Century Modern Art; WPA; Professional well established local artists; Please visit us at our location across from The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg: 214 Beach Drive NE. Call (727)821-1803 or email with questions al.trinity@gmail.com 600. MerchandiseBeautiful Crystal Chandelier $1,200,Large Lalique Crystal Bowl $1,000. (904) 631-7805 Gloria 640. FurnitureCRAFTMATIC TWIN BED Extra Long. Like New. Great Condition. Asking $500 OBO. (727)397-8226 CHALK PAINT AND VINTAGE FURNISHINGS For sale at Casa Bella Vintage, 9401 Bay Pines Blvd, located inside Park Street Antiques. RECLINERS MATCHING Beige. Micro Fiber. Good Condition. $100 Each (727)786-2710 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. LOCAL BUYER PINELLAS COUNTY Will buy your old Sterling Silver, Flatware, Trophies, Trays, Etc. Best Prices, Example Soup Spoons $15-$18. John, (727)374-6774 WANTED ART-ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTSAt Trinity Gallery Fine Art & Antiques, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality service at competitive prices. For over 23 years, Trinity Gallery has developed a working relationship with various artists and dealers. At this time we are seeking quality Consignments on items valued at over $500. We are interested in: 18th and 19th Century European paintings; Bronze and Stone Sculptures; Pottery & antiquities from all over the world; Vintage Sterling, Estate & Native Jewelry; African & Asian Art; Rare Photography; Mid-Century Modern Art; WPA; Professional well established local artists; Please visit us at our location across from The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg: 214 Beach Drive NE. Call (727)821-1803 or email with questions al.trinity@gmail.com $$$ WANTED $$$ OLD RECORDSLPs 45s 78s Call (727)755-1201 or (727)793-7231 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. 885. Autos Wanted THINKING ABOUT SELLING OR TRADING?I Will Pay More Than Trade-In On Good, Clean, Low-Mileage Vehicles. Harold Corey, Auto Borker(727)595-9393 090513-2 WE 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. MIN. $400 CASH For Junk Cars & Trucks In Pinellas Cty. Top $ Paid. All Tampa Bay. State Approved Disposal Site. Free Tow. (727)710-1702. 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Professional Services 7B Leader, January 23, 2014 Plumbing Moving/Shipping Roofing Roofing Sprinklers TV & Video Repair Window Sales/Replacement DAINGERFIELD MOVING Small Moves, Large Moves One Piece, One Room. House Or Office. (727)392-5856. IM-1034. ABES INTEGRITY MOVING BBB (A Rated). Referral Based. Honest, Affordable, Reliable. IM1462. www.abesmoving.com (727)822-6683 PaintingTONY RICKARDS PAINTING INC. Interior, Exterior. Pressure Cleaning; Pool Decks, Driveways, Roofs. Free Estimates. Insured #C-3923. (727)595-9177. AFFORDABLE PAINTINGBy Tim Barrett Painting, Inc. 20-Years Experience. Honest & Dependable. Insured. #C-9762. Owner Operated. (727)391-6694. SENIOR DISCOUNT!Local Painting Contractors For 31+ Years. Call John & Mary Leonard, C-4075. (727)595-8312. *INTERIOR, $35+ PER ROOM* Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Textures, Drywall Repair. Dobraski Bros. C-5352. (727)458-3477 MV PAINTING Interior/ Exterior, Wallpaper Removal. Pressure Washing: Pool Decks, Roofs, Driveways. 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Rexs Exes, the sequel to last years comedy hit The Red Velvet Cake War at West Coast Players, resurrects the motley-but-lovable Verdeen clan just as Gaynelle is freaking out over turning 50. Peaches and Jimmie Wy who are each dealing with their own crises insist upon throwing Gaynelle a surprise birthday party (despite Gaynelles repeated warnings). Meanwhile, Peaches is convinced shes being haunted by the ghost the husband who abandoned her and Jimmie Wy is desperately trying to prepare her fledgling business Wide Bride, a wedding gown boutique for big gals, as described by Dramatists Play Service for a visit from the First Lady of Texas. Rexs Exes is pure Southern-fried farce. As in The Red Velvet Cake War, the calamityprone cousins are flirting with disaster. The show features most of the same characters, with a few new faces thrown into the mix. Meddling Aunt LaMerle is still determined to save the familys reputation from the Verdeen girls this time by revealing a family secret in order to crack the ranks of the elite Daughters of the Nation of Texas. Randy Uncle Aubrey is still chasing Mama Doll, dragging his oxygen tank along behind him. There is also a Cajun bounty hunter and a New Age therapist who accidentally causes both Gaynelle and Jimmie Wy to reveal their own romantic secret. For the most part, the same actors reprise the roles they played in West Coast Players production of The Red Velvet Cake War. I am pleased to bring back this award-winning cast of characters, writes Ashlie Ann Johnson in her notes from the director. Johnson directed last years The Red Velvet Cake War as well as this years sequel, Rexs Exes. While the hilarious antics will tickle your funny bone and leave you rolling in the aisles, I know you will also find that the loving bonds of family also tug at your heartstrings. Last years production of The Red Velvet Cake War won the STARS Award for Favorite Comedy Production. Janice Creneti returns as Gaynelle Verdeen. Creneti gives a solid performance of a woman trying to find tranquility amidst chaos. She conveys the characters compounding frustration without ever making her seem bitter or indignant. Cherie Albury plays Peaches Verdeen. Alburys take on Peaches a mortuary cosmetologist by trade is as fascinating as it is fun to watch. The characters unfulfilled needs once again play an important role in the comedy, and Albury doesnt disappoint when delivering some of the productions best lines. The role of Jimmie Wy Verdeen has been taken over by Colleen Coughenour, who portrayed Cee Cee Windham in The Red Velvet Cake War. It is interesting that the one major change to the cast happens to concern the one character who has developed the most over the course of the two plays. Jimmie Wy is more confident and more determined in Rexs Exes, and Coughenour is a perfect choice to help underscore that transformation. John Timberlake plays Theodore Rexford Belrose. Timberlake who always possesses a strong stage presence allows himself to be overshadowed by the three central women to great comedic effect. Timberlake is hilariously directionless because the character is so wonderfully undisciplined, egocentric and, well, dim, at least in terms of relationships. The entire cast does a fine job in Rexs Exes, with plenty of standout performances such as Kimen Mitchell as Gentle Harmony and Rick Bronson as Wild Bill Bodreaux. Bronson also portraysTheater review Cee Cee Windham, host of the local cable access program Hospitality House, one of the shows most wildly funny inventions. This show along with its predecessor owe much to the Greater Tuna franchise. Both franchises emphasize the same kind of regional, bucolic humor: Small-town Texans are the target of affectionate satire in both cases. The script to the Jones-Hope-Wooten sequel, though, doesnt quite live up to its predecessor. Perhaps its the fact that the characters and their quirks are familiar, or that there are so many passages in dialogue in the first act that sound too much like an abridgment of Red Velvet Cake War for the benefit of the audience. The playwrights seem to have more difficulty sustaining the farce this time around. Fortunately, West Coast Players manages to make the most of the material and make even the weakest scenes funny and enjoyable. Where the script is lean, the cast compensates. Where the script is rich, the cast excels. Add to that fine direction, capable casting, practical set design and inspired costuming, and this production of Rexs Exes flourishes as a satisfying sequel. Each and every member of this ensemble has mastered comedic timing in order to emphasize the comic absurdity of these situations. Rexs Exes is more than just a series of one-liners and running gags: Much of the humor in this production derives from the complexities of these characters, and the cast has done a superb job at making them all seem very real no matter the scope of their idiosyncrasies. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe Photo courtesy of WEST COAST PLAYERSStanding, from left, cousins Gaynelle (Janice Creneti), Peaches (Cherie Albury) and Jimmie (Colleen Coughenour) question Rex (John Timberlake) about his disappearance.



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A morning on the field Touch-a-Truck is this week in LargoThe 19th annual Touch-a-Truck held Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park wlll feature fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses, a Bayflight helicopter and more. ... Page 3A.LARGO LHS students sing on All-State stageTristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen, both seniors at Largo High School, performed with the All-State Chorus Jan. 11. Largo High junior Alec Emser played bassoon with the All-State Honors Band earlier in the day. ... Page 15A.SCHOOLSYMCA to build Bardmoor facilityThe $6.6 million project will grant the capacity to serve more than 14,000 local residents annually in the Largo, Seminole and Pinellas Park areas through membership and programs. ... Page 4A.COUNTYPinellas is highimpact destinationTo qualify as a high-impact tourist destination, a county must collect more than $30 million in tourist development taxes, which is equal to $600 million in sales for a calendar year. Pinellas County has exceeded the $30 million by nearly $41,000. ... Page 6A.Candidates line up for county seats Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard among contenders ... Page 5A. Leigh Humes Band, Abasi Ote and Gypsy Wind to entertain crowds Jan. 25 ... Page 1B.Heritage Village comes alive with folk music this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 27 January 23, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorne y and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 010214 Exp. 2-15-14Exp. 2-15-14 Exp. 2-15-14 Exp. 2-15-14SPA MANICURE & PEDICURE W/SHELLAC 39 SHAMPOO/CUT/STYLE 25BROW TINT & WAX 1925% OFF NEW NAILS CLIENTSCANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14012314 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 2/28/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Largo backs Greenlight PinellasCommissioners also discuss issues with Kent Place sewer By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Largo commissioners were nearly unanimous in their endorsement of the Greenlight Pinellas Plan Jan. 21, but some did wonder whether they had heard enough from those opposed to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authoritys plan to improve public transportation. Commissioner Curtis Holmes, the sole vote against Largos resolution to endorse the plan, previously called for the opposition group, called No Tax for Tracks, to give a presentation to the commission. During the public hearing Jan. 21, Commissioner Robert Murray joined Holmes in that request, despite his percent support of Greenlight Pinellas. I think its going to pass. I think the PSTA has done their job. But I would like the opportunity for the opposition to come before us and give their point just for transparency, he said. Mayor Pat Gerard said she felt like she had all the information she needed to make a decision on the endorsement and encouraged residents to do their own research into the plan. I have no doubt that in the next 10 months, were going to hear more than we ever want to hear about this subject from every direction, she said. I dont necessarily think we need to host that debate. The Greenlight Pinellas Plan would be funded through a 1 percent sales tax, if voters approve that increase during a November referendum. The plan calls for increased bus routes especially on nights and weekends, a future passenger rail and a plan for development that would support the increased transit. Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, from left, Rod Cradit, part of the Largo 50+ softball team, waits on third base for his teammate at bat, Kevin Schanz, to take a crack at a more ideal pitch while umpire Freddie Glasser and 3 Score catcher Al Melendez look on Jan. 16, during the first game that pitted the Largo team against Clearwaters senior softball team, 3 Score. Top left, Bill Brasfield, 68, of Pinellas Park knocks a firstbase hit to the outfield. At left, Largo league organizer Paul Aubry, 69, pitches during the second game of the double header against Clearwater. The city of Largos slow pitch softball league started meeting this month, on Tuesday mornings for drop-in and batting practice and Thursday mornings for formal league play at Whitesell Softball Complex, 12555 119th St. N. For more information, call 518-3026 or visit LargoSports.com.Chamber hears a forecast of 2014Experts discuss health care, the work force, income inequality and energy By JULIANA A. TORRES CLEARWATER Four experts in their field shared their perspectives on the upcoming year to members of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21. The breakfast program, this year dubbed Focus on 2014: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast, is an annual event for the Largobased chamber, held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. Ed Peachey, president and CEO of WorkNet Pinellas and the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, spoke first, sharing current statistics on the local work force. The slow but steady growth likely would continue in the upcoming year, he said. I think its pretty much going to be more of the same. I think unemployment is going to continue to go down. I think were going to have job growth in all industry sectors except maybe government, being that its an election year, he explained. Peachey called for the employers in the room to not leave the task of training tomorrows work force to colleges and universities. We need the employer community to step up and help train that next generation of workers, he said. We have to create more opportunities for internships and apprenticeships if were going to build a work force here in Tampa Bay.Health careCarl Patten, director of health care policy for Florida Blue in Jacksonville, discussed the future of health care, much of which hinges on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In general, spending on health care has slowed in recent years, Photos by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces Focus 2014 panelists Jan. 21 were, top left, Alex Glenn, president of Duke Energy Florida; above, Carl Patten, director of health care policy at Florida Blue; bottom left, Philip Porter, professor of economics at University of South Florida, and, below, Ed Peachey, president of WorkNet Pinellas. 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Wristbands, on sale for $5, will be required for some activities including inflatables and Rocketship Car ride. Limited on-site parking is available, and park and walk will be offered from Largo Middle and High School. Alongwith the event, the city will host its second annual outdoor communitywide business expo. Learn about services, products and programs that local businesses and the city can offer. This year, Touch-a-Truck wont be held in conjunction with Florida Clown Day, which was a partnership with the city of Largo and the nonprofit group, Uptown Clown Alley, since the park first opened 17 years ago. In exchange for use of the citys facilities during the event, the clowns provided entertainment. Also, throughout the year, the city provided meeting and class space for the group, and the clowns agreed to participate in other city-sponsored events. The clown group came to enjoy special treatment that frankly was not in line with the fee ordinance nor with the treatment of any other group partnering with the city, wrote Parks, Arts, and Recreation Director Joan Byrne in response to the issue in October. The clowns contended, in a letter to a local publication, that their costs for participating in the citys events, combined with the facility fees the city wanted to impose, outweighed the benefits the city offered. The groups were not able to come to a mutually beneficial agreement for this years event. Photo by BRIAN GOFFChildren and adults at last years Touch-a-Truck line up to see the Bayfront Medical Center helicopter.Foundation to host Art HopLARGO The Greater Largo Library Foundation will host the seventh annual Art Hop and Taste Fest, an evening of art, music, fine food and desserts, Saturday, March 8, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. The areas top professional artists, artisans and fine food purveyors will join with student artists and leading local businesses to support the Largo Public Library, the busiest and most popular library in Tampa Bay. The Dennis McBrides artistic renderings of historic Pinellas County buildings will be the featured collection. Jace McTier will be the featured artist, and the featured rising star artist will be Lisa Bagley, an art teacher from Largo High School. Tampa jazz singer Lisa Casalino will be the nights musical entertainment. The evening will include Stops on the Hop bus tour to local businesses, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the foundations website at gllf.org and click on donate. Artist and vendor tables are available for $50. The Art Hop and Taste Fest is the premier fundraising event of the Greater Largo Library Foundation, a nonprofit that cultivates funding resources and advocates for the library to enhance the communitys educational and social enrichment. For more than 20 years, the foundation has raised and donated millions of dollars to support the library. For more information, contact Scott Thompson at 587-6679 or email officegllf@yahoo.com or pstethics@yahoo.com.

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4A Largo Leader, January 23, 2014YMCA breaks ground on Bardmoor facilityLARGO More than 150 community members joined the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Jan. 14 to break ground on a new Bardmoor YMCA. The $6.6 million project will grant the capacity to serve more than 14,000 local residents annually in the Largo, Seminole and Pinellas Park areas through membership and programs. The development of the project by Ed Taylor Construction will be completed in August 2014. The new Bardmoor YMCA will be built on a five-acre vacant lot located within the Bardmoor Palms II Business Complex in Largo, between Bryan Dairy Road and Starkey Road. Amenities for the 36,000-square-foot building will include a health and wellness center, group exercise and spin rooms, full gymnasium, locker rooms, outdoor sports field, caf, multi-purpose room, Kids Zone, and an early learning preschool center. While this expansion for the Bardmoor YMCA is exciting in terms of the new amenities and features well be able to offer, whats even more significant is that it will enable us to better serve the local community through an increased capacity for youth development programming, as well as expanded options for adult health programs, said David Jezek, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. This new development serves as an expansion initiative for the 12,000-square-foot Bardmoor YMCA, currently located in the Baycare Outpatient Center Hospital on Bryan Dairy Road. For more information about the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, visit www.stpeteymca.org. Photos courtesy of the YMCAAbove, pictured at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bardmoor YMCA Jan. 14 are YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg representatives, from left, Mike Batiato, vice president of operations; board members Bronson Alexander, Harvey Ford and Chris Bell; David Jezek, president/CEO and Katie Waldridge, Director of Business Development of Ed Taylor Construction. Below, a rendering of new Bardmoor YMCA, slated for completion in August 2014. Around townCharter review committee requests input LARGO The Largo Charter Review Committee invites members of the public to attend a City Charter public input meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave. The purpose of this meeting is to hear any ideas or concerns residents may have regarding the city charter and proposed amendments as the committee concludes its review. The charter serves as the constitution for the city of Largo and was last reviewed and updated in 2005. The committee will present a report of its findings and any recommended amendments to the commission, likely in February 2014. The City Commission then will adopt an ordinance to include proposed charter amendments on the November 2014 election ballot. Only those amendments approved by the voters will be incorporated into the charter. The existing charter is available at www.Largo.com. Train show held Jan. 25LARGO The Train Collectors Association Southern Division will host a model train show and swap meet Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N. Admission is $5, free for children younger than 12 and accompanied by an adult. The event will feature layouts, displays, train drag races and scavenger hunts with prizes for children. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Charlie at 345-0288.Historic preservation summit comes to LargoLARGO The Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and the Largo Area Historical Society will host a Historic Preservation Summit Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 to 6 p.m., at Largo Feed Store, 295 Central Park Drive. Keynote speaker Timothy McLendon of the University of Florida Center for Governmental Responsibility will speak on the economic benefits of historic preservation. The event will include an opportunity to participate in the Historic Preservation Network and meet other preservation leaders as well as refreshments provided by Atlas Insurance. To register by Friday, Feb. 14, call 464-3363 or fill out the form at pinellascounty.org/historic/summit.Largo Toastmasters invite new membersLARG0 Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites new members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120 in Largo. The club is open to all residents and workers in the Largo, Pinellas Park and Seminole areas. A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills by serving in various club positions and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting. Call John Rouisse at 488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com. City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Ce ntral Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Ce ntral Park Drive. For information about events, call 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.Library Friends host saleLARGO The Friends of Largo Public Library will host a semi-annual sale featuring a wide variety of donations and library discards at low prices the weekend of Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the library. A preview sale for members of the Friends will be open Thursday, Jan. 30, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join the Friends to get access to get first pick at the great bargains. The public sale will be Friday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit www.largopubliclibrary.org.Movies shown in Central ParkLARGO Grab blankets and chairs and join the city of Largo for a free viewing of The Notebook on the big screen Friday, Feb 14, dusk, at Largo Central Park. Themed activities will be held an hour before each movie. Onsite parking and concessions will be available. No alcohol permitted. This event is free and open to all ages. Call 587-6751.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Fair offers volunteer opportunitiesLARGO Find your perfect volunteer opportunity during the Health, Wellness and Volunteer Recruitment Fair Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. More than 20 different organizations will be looking for volunteers during this free event. Organizations are geared toward health and wellness showcasing their products.Chorus hosts dinner showcaseLARGO Tickets are on sale for the Barbershop Chorus annual Matinee Dinner and Music Showcase, held Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. See some of the areas best performers light up the stage for this monthly production while enjoying a dinner. Tickets are $14. Center holds adults and senior promLARGO The Largo Community Center invites area adults and seniors to A Starry, Starry Night, the first adult and senior prom on Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m., at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Enjoy a night filled with live music, dancing, hors doeuvres, desserts and prom photos. A king and queen of prom will be crowned. Bring back old memories while creating new ones at this semi-formal event. Tickets are on sale now at the Largo Community Center and cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Imperial Palms Apartments, Pinecrest Place and The Barrington are sponsoring this event. For more information, call 518-3131 or visit PlayLargo.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Build with Bricks 4 Kids workshopLARGO Kids ages 5-13 are invited to build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of Lego Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz during the Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. This parent-and-me workshop will focus on air, land and space. Each workshop begins with an instructor led discussion related to the model of the day, while introducing science, technology, engineering and math. After the model is built, everyone enjoys a period of free-play. The cost is $15 per child. Preregistration is requiredLes Mills Body Pump launchesLARGO Les Mills Body Pump will launch during a free event Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. Join the new music and new Body Pump moves in this extended class for an increased calorie burn. Raffle prizes given away.Highland offers deep-sea fishing classLARGO Registration is open for a four-week fishing class and deep-sea excursion Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. Learn fish identification, angler etiquette, knot tying, casting, rules, regulations, types of equipment, lures and baits. After the weekly class, participants will jump aboard the Double Eagle for a deep sea fishing trip Sunday, March 2, 8 a.m. to noon. All participants must have a valid Largo membership card. The cost is $56 for residents or $70 for nonresidents and includes the four classes, half a day of deep-sea fishing out on the Gulf of Mexico and the necessary bait, poles and tackle for the trip. The deadline to register is Jan. 29. A legal guardian must register and accompany minors during class and excursion. For more details, call 587-6740, ext. 5008.City invites families for scavenger huntLARGO Join the citys inaugural Family Scavenger Hunt around Largo Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting and ending at the Highland Recreation Complex. Travel around Largo collecting tickets and taking photos. For each ticket and photo collected, your team receives points. The more stops you make, the more points you get. Teams with the most correct answers win. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. The first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt. The event includes door prizes, food and drinks. The cost is $15 per team in advance or $25 at the door. Email cheubel@largo.com to receive a family registration form. Monopoly tournament to raise fundsLARGO Compete in the second annual Monopoly game tournament to help raise money for Largos summer camp scholarship fund Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex. The cost is $20. Standard Monopoly rules will be observed. Prizes will be given for first, second and third places. Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 5183125 or visit PlayLargo.com.Scrapbook all weekend at HighlandLARGO Join a weekend of scrapbooking fun at Crop Till You Drop, starting Friday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. until Sunday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., at the Highland Recreation Complex. Registration includes six meals, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend. The cost for the whole weekend is $85 before Jan. 17 or $100 thereafter. Saturday only is $55 before Jan. 17 or $65 thereafter. The event will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. each night.Complex hosts Valentine event for childrenLARGO Children ages 5 and younger are invited to wear red and celebrate Valentines Day with themed crafts, snacks and games Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Southwest Recreation Complex. A parent, grandparent or caregiver is required to participate in the My Little Valentine event. Early registration is $5. The cost on the day of the event is $8. Call 518-3125. GREENLIGHT, from page 1Aeven falling behind the rate of inflation one year, he explained. But that was a result of the recession, and the coming year is sure to see an increase in health care spending. The question is, to what extent? Patten said. That would depend on how the continual implementation of the Affordable Care Act plays out and how both advocates and opponents of different aspects of the federal law will fight for, or against, its implementation. There are a lot of strange bedfellows and strange enemies that are going to pop up as a result of this, he said. The Affordable Care Act isnt the end solution to the problem of the immovable object versus irresistible force, Patten explained. Rising health care costs, particularly Medicare, are up against the immovable fact that the country typically doesnt want to pay more than 18 percent of GDP in taxes, he said. The obvious solutions growing the economy or cutting health care services or raising taxes havent been working out. Were going to have to figure out how to get more value out of the money we spend, Patten said. We spend $2.8 trillion a year in health care, far more than any country.EnergyAlex Glenn, president of Duke Energy Florida, reviewed the state of energy resources. Overall electricity usage per customer is down, despite the company serving more customers overall, thanks to increasing energy efficiencies, he said. Glenn discussed the merits and drawbacks of various energy sources Duke Energy continues to pursue. The company currently relies on natural gas for now a cheap source of energy, but historically the most volatile in cost for 60 percent of its energy. Projections place shale gas, obtained within the United States through hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as the future source of reliable energy, he said. Renewable solar energy continues to be an expensive and less effective source specifically twice as expensive as natural gas, even factoring in reimbursements from government incentives, while only being a fifth as effective, Glenn said. The key to success in solar is storage, he added. Duke Energy will continue to invest in ways to store the energy during peak sunshine for use when Tampa Bay customers need the most power, particularly between 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., he said. Glenn also said addressing the areas transportation needs played a part in energy efficiencies, making a plug for the Greenlight Pinellas Plan. Weve got to address our transportation issues. If we dont, were going to get left behind, he said.Income inequalityPhilip Porter, economics professor at the University of South Florida, was charged with concluding the event with an economic forecast. He focused almost entirely on the problem of income inequality. A variety of factors led to the giant gap between the top 1 percent those who make $400,000 a year or more and everyone else, he explained. While globalization had the unforeseen consequence of creating more demand for the countys highly skilled talent and less demand for unskilled workers at home, factors such as tax law changes and the shift to paying CEOs based on the stock of the company rather than its overall success unnecessarily increased the pay of those at the top, Porter said. The problem now is the top 1 percent includes the members of Congress, who work to create, for example, agricultural subsidies for their income peers larger companies rather than small farmers who compete directly against them, he said. Even Social Security is a plan that takes from the majority and gives to the richest age demographic: those 65 or older, Porter said. Even local tax dollars often are used to incentive high earners like larger businesses or professional sports teams, well stocked with earners in the top 1 percent to stay or move into the area. Some income inequality is necessary to incentive those working their way up the ladder with rewards for their hard work, Porter said. But todays inequality is not the result of normal market forces, but rather the 1 percent supporting their own. My sense is you make income equality by letting the market take its place, Porter concluded. You interfere with the market, you get disruptions that look like 11 people vs. 3.5 billion, and thats unsustainable. FORECAST, from page 1AIn voicing their support for the endorsement, commissioners pointed out that only a few residents spoke out against the plan during the public hearing. No Tax for Tracks was holding a meeting that same evening. Jeff Moakley, a Largo resident, said Americans were too impatient to wait to 60 minutes on transfers between buses and trains and werent likely to give up their cars. Lets give our current roadway projects a chance, he said. Citizens are being taxed to death. Another opponent, Jim Lampe, said construction of a passenger rail would repel tourists while it was under construction. The government estimates arent as good as you would think, he said. Charlotte, Portland and all the cities that we say we have to be like have more congestion than we do without rail. Before passing the endorsement with a 6-1 vote, the commissioners did have some questions of Cassandra Borchers, PSTAs chief development officer. The plan allowed PSTA to build up the bus routes first, along every step that people are going to take and every part of their trip, so a passenger rail could efficiently be added to that system, she said in response. We have a very small system for the size of the community that we are serving, she added. Commissioner Woody Brown asked why tourist traffic wasnt a part of the plan. People that travel here should be able to get on public transit to get to where they need to get going, he said. Borchers agreed and said that tourists were very much a part of the plan, especially because tourists generate a third of the sales tax revenues. Supporting the tourist industry also had to help local hospitality workers get from their homes to their places of employment, she explained. Holmes said he had more problems with this thing than you can imagine. Im surprised its being pushed as hard as its being pushed, he said, arguing that light rail systems in other parts of the country are plagued with cost overruns and problems. Commissioner Michael Smith responded by pointing out that the Largo Commissions endorsement allowed the voters to weigh in on the matter. Our roads are not working, he said, adding that by the time road construction projects are complete, the expanded roads already are obsolete. I think we need to think outside the box. I think this is a great opportunity. To read more about Greenlight Pinellas, visit www. greenlightpinellas.com. The website for No Tax for Tracks is www.railtaxfacts.com.Kent Place sewerResponding to a neighborhood outcry last month regarding ongoing problems with the sanitary sewer system in the Kent Place subdivision, Assistant City Manager Michael Staffopoulos gave an update on the citys investigation. Engineering and environmental services staff met with the president of the Kent Place Property Owners Association Jan. 6 to better define the issues, he reported. Staff is working on a course of action to investigate, document and propose solutions for the neighborhood to be presented during the commissions February work session. The citys comprehensive wet weather upgrade project didnt include Kent Place because the area already met the water overflow threshold for predicable storms, Staffopoulos said. Under any storm event, I think weve done pretty good out there, he said. Maybe there is a problem that were not aware of. Staff is looking into whether some issues were overlooked. It does sound like its going to be a very complicated repair of that area, Murray said.

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Several years ago, Comfort Keepers piloted a program called Interactive Caregiving which has proven that active and mentally stimulated seniors enjoy a better quality of life and physical well being. Transforming daily activities into interactive activities helps keep people strong, improve health and outlook on life, and reduce the risks for injury, depression, and symptoms of dementia. Interactive Caregiving is the unique way our Comfort Keepers deliver care to our clients. It centers on four interrelated aspects engagement of the mind, an active body, proper nutrition, and safety. What I observe often is that the elderly need to know that they are still important and needed. Enjoying camaraderie with others does not fade with time. The elderly love to share stories and appreciate others that are truly listening. They have so much wisdom to offer and truly know the value of life. Lets honor the elderly, encourage and support them to continue to enjoy their lives with purpose. 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Ratings and insurance do not remove market risk since they do not guarantee the market value of the bond. 2012 Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-MFI-0035_mtf_rja GD/RW 7/10 012314-1 Candidates lining up for county commission seatsCLEARWATER All three incumbent Pinellas County Commissioners have announced intentions to run for another term during the upcoming Nov. 4 elections. And all three will face opponents. Largo Mayor Patricia Gerard, the only Democrat announced thus far, and State Rep. Ed Hooper are challenging incumbent Norm Roche for the at-large District 2 seat. Roche is currently serving his first term in office. Longtime incumbent Republican Susan Latvala, who recently announced her engagement, faces as many as five candidates for her seat representing District 4. Republicans Scott Fisher, Timothy Keffalas and Wanda Kimsey, along with Democrat Jack McAdoo and Dustan Showers, who is not affiliated with any party, have all announced their intention to run for Latvalas job. Latvala, who is currently serving as commission vice-chair, was first elected to serve on the commission in 2000. Incumbent John Morroni has served District 6 since 2000. He faces fellow Republican Thomas Rask and Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Jack Harris. Candidates in races where more than one qualify from the same political party will be decided during the Aug. 26 primary. The qualifying period begins at noon June 16 and ends at noon June 20. Suzette Porter Officials continue talks on flood insurance By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Increasing rates for flood insurance is on the minds of local, state and federal officials, as the search continues for the proper balance of affordability and solvency. Pinellas County Commission Chair Karen Seel and Intergovernmental Relations Manager Wendy Nero recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., to talk to federal lawmakers about the undue burden being placed on local property owners and real estate. The women gave a report to the commission during the Jan. 14 meeting. Seel said they communicated the impact that the Biggert-Waters Act was having on Pinellas County, which has the largest number of affected policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program. She said they wanted federal officials to understand that the hardship wasnt just on wealthy beach property owners. More than 46,000 properties with a median value of $132,245 are facing drastic increases in flood insurance premiums compared to only 253 at values more than $1 million. More than 22,000 properties arent on the waterfront and have no water view. Approximately 17 percent of the countys tax base is affected. It was eye-opening and frustrating, Nero said of the trip. She added that she believes they were able to bring a greater level of awareness and sensitivity to the issue. Nero said it was important for lawmakers to understand the different challenges facing people in Florida as compared to those in Louisiana and other parts of the nation. She said a big concern for people with rate increases was that they had no recourse and no advocacy. One of the most significant messages is that simply delaying NFIP reform isnt the solution, Nero said. We have to make the program solvent and not do it in four years, she said. Among measures Congress is considering is a delay until an affordability study can be completed. Another idea is to reduce the increases from 25 percent to 10 percent. Another is to tie insurance rates to the property, not the owner, to keep insurance rates stable. A push is on to empower consumer justice to provide an independent review of rates and advance notice along with an appeals process, Nero said. She said things were beginning to happen fast with the Senate expected to take up something within the next few weeks. She said the bigger challenge would come from the House. Theres a $900 million deficit to overcome, she said. Biggert-Water Insurance Reform Act of 2012 was put into place to try to deal with the debt amassed starting with Hurricane Katrina and continuing through Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Bill Nelson spoke on the Senate floor Jan. 15 and urged his colleagues to take up and pass legislation that would give millions of consumers relief from the dramatic flood insurance rate hikes that began Oct. 1, according to an email from the senators office. Nelson said a provision in the pending budget bill would cover less than a quarter of all the flood insurance policies being affected by the huge rate hikes, and thats why we need to move forward with passing the broad bipartisan bill that will delay these rate hikes for several years Congress has since passed the budget bill. While it includes some relief from the effects of flood insurance reform, it does nothing for commercial property, according to an update from Robin Sollie, executive director of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. In an email sent out Jan. 17, Sollie said the bill wouldnt help properties that have already received higher insurance bills, nor will it help anyone trying to buy or sell a home. The relief doesnt apply to homes that are now considered flood prone due to FEMAs new maps. She concurs with Nelson that only about a quarter of polices would be effected. Meanwhile, state lawmakers continue to talk about private flood insurance for Floridians. Rep. Larry Aherns recently filed a bill that lays the framework for implementing a private insurance program. Commissioner Susan Latvala voiced concern about private flood insurance in Florida, which she said could make people pull out of the federal program, further increasing costs of policies with fewer people paying into the federal program. County Administrator Bob LaSala pointed out that property owners could not be refused flood insurance under the government program, but private insurance companies could refuse to write policies, then property owners would have no choice but to use the government program. Latvala advocates doing more to mitigate flood damage. LaSala said the county is looking for ways to improve its rating, which would affect the cost of insurance for its citizens. Latvala suggested that residents might be willing to pay a tax if the money would be spent to mitigate flood risk and lower insurance rates. Commissioner John Morroni sold his home in Feathersound in December. He said the insurance premium went up from $600 to more than $4,000 for the homeowner, which was almost a dealbreaker. He said people werent even interested in looking at waterfront property right now unless they were wealthy. All they want is high and dry property, he said. Photo by BOB MCCLUREA Redington Beach street floods during Tropical Storm Andrea June 6. Water supply system to upgradeCLEARWATER Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure, in collaboration with Tampa Bay Water, has scheduled construction to upgrade part of the public water supply system, which will require a shutdown of the main pipeline providing water to Pinellas County. The construction is expected to take 10 days to complete and is tentatively scheduled to begin in early February. During this construction period, Tampa Bay Water along with the city of St. Petersburg will provide Pinellas County with sufficient water supply to meet the average daily water demands. To plan for this event, citizens should refrain from scheduling excessive water use activities during February, including pressure washing, installing new sod/landscaping and filling of pools. Citizens also are reminded that Pinellas County is under a Phase II Water Shortage Order limiting lawn irrigation to one day per week on an assigned day based on house address. For more, visit www.pinel lascounty.org/utilities/waterrestrict.htm or call customer service at 464-4000.

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Therefore, unofficially, Pinellas County has already met the certification requirement, Brenna Haggar, manager of public affairs for the tax collectors office, said in an email Jan. 17. Haggar added that collections from the tourist development tax, aka the bed tax, equal more than $600.8 million in sales for 2013. The 5 percent bed tax is collected on accommodations rented for less than six months. The money funds the Tourist Development Council and Convention and Visitors Bureau. Per the funding formula approved for 2014, 59 percent of the tax collected will go for marketing and operations, 18 percent to debt service, 8 percent to beach nourishment, 1 percent to the tax collector and 14 percent to reserves. With final tax collection for 2013 still pending, David Downing, deputy director of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, pointed out the county is more than $2 million ahead of the previous calendar year record set in 2012. Downing said the economic impact of tourism is estimated at $8.26 billion for 2013, an increase of about $500 million from 2012. While national economic indicators predict modest growth in the coming year, VSPC is expecting steady growth in 2014 from the UK and Germany and strong growth from Latin American markets, Downing said in a Jan. 16 message to industry partners.High-impact tourist destinationCounties certified as a high-impact tourist destination can collect an additional percent in taxes. Pinellas County officials have not yet made any decisions about increasing the bed tax to 6 percent. In a joint meeting of County Commissioners and the Tourist Development Council on Nov. 12, 2013, they talked about the pros and cons of increasing the tax. Approval of the tax increase would start with a recommendation from the Tourist Development Council to the County Commission. Commission approval has to be by at least five of the seven members. Pinellas will become the sixth county in Florida designated as highimpact tourist destination, joining Broward, Monroe, Osceola, Orange and Walton counties. Designation as a high-impact tourist designation is permanent. State rules dictate how bed tax money can be spent with different uses authorized per tax percent. Pinellas County has an established plan that specifies allowable uses of its bed tax. A change in the tax levy would likely require plan amendments. There was a suggestion that the sixth cent be held in reserve to help pay for beach nourishment if funding from state and federal sources continued to decline. A committee, headed by Commission Chair Karen Seel, is currently working on a plan to establish criteria for funding requests. Some of the recent funding requests include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a BMX facility in Oldsmar and a spring training facility in Dunedin. In addition, there is the uncertainty of whether the Tampa Bay Rays will need a new stadium in Pinellas County in the future.Photo courtesy of VISIT ST. PETE/CLEARWATERVisitors and locals enjoy a day on Treasure Island Beach. Pinellas County officials are celebrating a record year for tourism. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Steffen said it had never been the intention to collect fines; the goal was to reduce false alarms and to get people to register. Those who register are allowed two false alarms annually before fines are charged. Fine amounts go up with the number of false alarms. Those fined for a false alarm can either pay or request a hearing to dispute it. But there was nothing in the ordinance to enforce payment or a hearing request. The amendment allows for issuing of an ordinance violation, after a show-cause hearing, when people dont pay the fine or request a hearing. The amendment also removes the $20 fee to request a hearing to dispute a fine. People would be charged only if they cancel a hearing or request to continue a hearing without notice. The fee structure was changed for registered and nonregistered alarm-owners. Those registered will pay $30 for a third false alarm, down from $74. The fee for four false alarms in one year remains at $100. The fine for five false alarms is reduced by $50 down to $200; six drops $50 as well, down to $250 and more than seven false alarms will cost $300 each. Unregistered alarm-owners will pay $80 for the first false alarm, $160 for the second one, down $40 from the original fee schedule. The third false alarm would cost $320, up from $250, and the fine for four or more is $500.Alcohol in M-1 zonesPinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala told commissioners that the growing popularity of craft beer was behind a proposed change to the land development code to allow dispensing of alcohol in an M-1 (light manufacturing and industry) zoning district. Commissioners approved the amendment during its second and final public hearing. The first hearing was Jan. 14. Commission Chair Karen Seel pointed out that the current code allowed retail sales; however, dispensing of alcohol was allowed only in areas zoned C-1, neighborhood commercial district; C-2, general retail commercial and limited services district; C-3, commercial, wholesale warehousing & support district; and IPD, industrial planned development district. According to a staff report, amending Pinellas Countys code to allow dispensing of alcohol in an M-1 district is consistent with adjacent communities in the county that allow for on-site dispensing and consumption for craft beers in industrial areas.Unanticipated fund balance appropriatedJustice and Consumer Services will receive an additional $270,310 for its Justice Coordination Program, thanks to the recovery of disputed charges from the state regarding past payments to the shared county/state juvenile trust fund. The additional money will help fund an electronic monitoring pilot program designed to reduce juvenile detention days and truancy, implement a pilot mentoring and re-entry support program to reduce recidivism rates and other activities.Countywide Planning AuthoritySitting as the Countywide Planning Authority, commissioners unanimously approved three of four Countywide Future Land Use Plan amendments. The first case was an amendment on property at 3211 Alt. U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor for a change from residential urban to residential/office general. The second was for a change from residential low to residential urban for 0.4 acre of land at 1569 and 1571 Sunset Point Road in Clearwater. The third amendment involved 9.8 acres at 5465 126th Ave. N. for a change from industrial general to industrial limited. Commissioners denied a request from the city of Safety Harbor to change zoning on 34.6 acres. The amendment would remove the industrial designation from a portion of the property. The final public hearing of the day was the first for a proposed ordinance amending the countywide rules for preservation of industrial land. The second public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St.Holiday Lights in the Gardens raises $90,000 for FBGLARGO More than 76,000 visitors enjoyed the 2013 Holiday Lights in the Gardens at the Florida Botanical Gardens from Nov. 29 through Jan. 1. Visitors hailed from the Tampa Bay area, Florida and the United States, as well as Canada, Sweden, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australia. The event raised $90,000 to go directly into garden projects and efforts. The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation sponsors the annual event to provide a family friendly, inexpensive community gathering to celebrate the holidays while highlighting the gardens for residents and visitors. With more than 750,000 twinkling LED lights the largest display to date illuminating 30 acres of plantings, pathways and waterways, the Holiday Lights in the Gardens event has become a tradition. We are thrilled with the turn out again this year, said Terry Berube, Foundation president. The holiday event has grown by leaps and bounds into one that we proudly say is world class. The number of visitors we had from so many other countries its heartwarming to say the least and tells us were doing our job of growing the gardens into not only a destination, but also a valuable and sustainable community resource. Attendance has been steadily growing over the years with more than 60,000 visiting the displays during the events 11th anniversary in 2011 an increase of nearly 18,000 from 2010. In 2012, 77,000 enjoyed the display. The Foundation continues to be grateful for the 486 volunteers who not only helped the foundation manage the event, but also provided the Holiday Lights with entertainment each night, according to a press release. An additional purpose of the Holiday Lights in the Gardens is to raise funds to support the Florida Botanical Gardens. The Foundation plans to develop and support an array of projects, including expansion and renovation of the west gardens surrounding the Pinellas County Extension building, enhancement and expansion of the childrens trail, installation of boardwalks through the wetlands, development of a GIS system to identify and record plants and memorials, artistic additions to the gardens and another magical Holiday Lights in the Gardens event next year. For information on how to become a Foundation member, volunteer or a 2014 sponsor, call the Foundation office at 582-2117 or visit Flbgfoundation.org. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens are open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100Commission updates false alarm ordinance

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Its little things like this that set us apart from other publications.We Care 48/90/10/55 48/90/10/25 48/90/10/40 50/100/0/35 48/90/10/30 50/100/0/25 8A Business Briefcase Photo courtesy of WALMARTStore manager Ron Freitas, center, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Largo Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. along with Largo Commissioner Woody Brown, center left, and members of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. The store at the intersection with U.S. 19 is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The grand-opening celebration at the Largo store and one in Clearwater included presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/walmart3372.Ribbon cuttingSea Dog breaks ground on breweryCLEARWATER Sea Dog Brewing Company has broken ground on its new 20-barrel brewery at the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Clearwater. The 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport, which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the worlds first airport microbrewery. The brewery at the Sea Dog in Clearwater will produce award-winning beer from Sea Dog and Shipyard Brewing Companies as well as special limited edition brews only available at the pub. Florida native Bobby Baker has been named head brewer at the location and the brewery is expected to open in March. The goal is to produce 10,000 barrels annually and there is room for expansion. The Sea Dog Brew Pub opened in February 2013 on U.S. 19 in Clearwater. Demand for Shipyard and Sea Dog beer here in Florida has been very strong and the craft beer movement continues to grow, said owner Fred Forsley in a press release. We are very excited to be part of that growth and to be brewing in Florida again. See BRIEFCASE, page 9ASalon West stylist becomes Redken Certified HaircoloristLARGO Chelsea Peters, from Salon West on Walsingham in Largo, recently excelled into an elite group of Redken Certified Haircolorists who provide top-notch service and guarantee exceptional haircolor results for their clients, according to a press release. Consumers in Pinellas County now have access to leading haircolorists with the latest information on haircolor products, trends and techniques, said Christine Schuster in the press release. Schuster is senior vice president of education for Redken. When consumers book their color service with a Redken Certified Haircolorist, they can rest assured they will receive the highest quality results and service. Consumers also have the advantage of virtually getting to know a Redken Certified Haircolorist before they schedule an appointment. The Redken website, Redken.com, boasts a salon finder that features Redken Certified Haircolorist profiles including salon information, picture, biographical information, photos of their work, and answers to fun questions.Il Ritorno to host grand openingST. PETERSBURG Il Ritorno, a locally-owned modern Italian restaurant, will host its grand opening ceremony Thursday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., at 449 Central Ave. David Lazer Benstock, owner and executive chef at Il Ritorno, has returned to his hometown of St. Petersburg to bring a taste of fresh Italian cuisine to the community. The grand opening will feature complimentary appetizers, champagne and giveaways. Due to limited space, a reservation is suggested and can be made by calling 897-5900. After studying culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University in Colorado, Benstock went on to open Wolfgang Pucks Spago in Colorado, worked at Michelin Star restaurant The Modern in New York City, and worked for some time in Venice, Italy. As he traveled throughout Europe, training under some of the best chefs in the world and honing his skills into an art form, Benstock found a passion for Italian culture and cuisine. This caused him to realize the importance of working with fresh, local ingredients a concept he longed to pursue. Upon his return from Italy, Benstock worked at Scarpetta in Miami and, most recently, Boca in Tampa. St. Pete has always held a special place in my heart, said Benstock in a press release. I always knew that I would come back some day to open up my dream restaurant in my hometown, and it finally happened. Its good to be home. Visit www.ilritornodowntown.com.

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Once outside, he jumped on the skateboard and headed toward Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. He was last seen zipping east on the road. He was only in the store for about three minutes, the report said. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with a thin build. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 150. He was wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans, green Nike shoes and had a black backpack. The skateboard was brown in color with orange-yellow wheels. Ive never seen anything like it, said John Brown, the robbery detective investigating the case. He gets an A for creativity. But he committed a serious crime and we need to find him. Anyone with information should call Clearwater police at 562-4242.Woman sets herself on fire, diesCLEARWATER A 44-year-old woman died on Jan. 16 after suffering apparently self-inflicted burns, according to Clearwater police. Rhonda Wolfe was discovered by her husband around 10:47 p.m., and she was on fire, the report said. The man called Clearwater Fire and Rescue, who then also called the Clearwater Police Department. Officials from both agencies stayed on scene to try to determine how she ended up on fire, including bringing in a Pinellas County Sheriffs Office forensic unit and the fire departments arson dog, Quincy, to the residence at 2880 Lemonwood St. The woman was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where she died shortly before midnight. She suffered third-degree burns all over her body. A preliminary investigation by police determined that this was a suicide. There were two gas cans along with a lighter found in the garage next to the victim, as well as a suicide note. An autopsy conducted by the Pasco-Pinellas Medical Examiners Office did not result in a final cause of death. That will be released once final toxicology tests are complete.Meineke Car Care Center opensSEMINOLE Retired Navy chief Fred Fenk is the owner/operator of a newly opened Meineke Car Care Center, 8478 Seminole Blvd. The center offers full service auto maintenance and repair, from oil changes to flush services, wheel alignments to brakes. Their technicians have more than 30 years of experience and use state-of-the-art equipment. All work is backed by Meinekes national warranty. BRIEFCASE, from page 8A Fred Fenk is the owner/operator of a newly opened Meineke Car Care Center, 8478 Seminole Blvd.

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(Next to CVS)Largo 727-596-5141Big Game Parties012314Havana Harrys Cafe & Market Full Tray of Cubans $5995Full Tray of 1904 Salad $3995Full Tray of Black Beans and Yellow Rice $3495 Worship calendar Mandis McRoberts and Benjamin Emerson, both of Clearwater, will be married on Jan. 10, 2015 at Karnes Stables in Lutz.McRoberts-EmersonChrist Presbyterian ChurchLARGO The Youth and Mission Jamboree will be presented Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave. The free jamboree is designed to stimulate public awareness and raise funds to support local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Honduras Missions, Religious Community Services and Boy and Girl Scouts. There will be fun and games for all ages including face painting, beanbag toss, arts and crafts, prizes and other fun events. Adult games also will be available. The Scouts will have food and drinks for sale. Christian Television NetworkLARGO Author Evelyn Johnson-Taylor, Ph.D., will take part in a book-signing event Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., at Christian Television Network, 6922 142nd Ave. Johnson-Taylor of Tampa will be available to sign copies of her book, A Womans Call. A womens ministry leader since 1996, Johnson-Taylor speaks to the various areas that God calls women to function in. In A Womans Call, JohnsonTaylor gives step-by step instructions on how to fulfill your call. For information, call 877-7270697 or email Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER The trunk to treasure neighborhood rummage sale will be presented Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The sale will feature bargain shopping with a wide variety of items, such as books, furniture, clothes, electronics and toys. Lunch snacks and refreshments can be purchased. Call 531-3200 or visit www.hopefamily.com.New Journey FellowshipPINELLAS PARK A GriefShare program, with video and workbook, will be offered beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., at New Journey Fellowship, 4090 78th Ave. N. For information, call Pastor Brian Saylor at 344-1063.St. Pauls Lutheran ChurchCLEARWATER A worship service celebrating LGBT inclusivity will be presented Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m., at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 407 S. Saturn Ave. This Sunday is recognized ecumenically throughout the welcoming church movement as a celebration day. For faith communities that have made a public stand in welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, this Sunday is set aside to highlight that welcome. This affirmation, Reconciling In Christ, has been a significant mission of St. Pauls for eight years and we have been blessed with an amazingly diverse congregation and a truly inclusive setting. The worship service will be wrapped in beautiful music, supported by personal testimonials, and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord. Communion will be served to all who hunger and the peace of the Lord shared with everyone. For more information, call 4467718 or visit www.stpaulsclear water.org. See WORSHIP, page 11A

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Truman Carrier Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations, support theater cooperation efforts and support Operation Enduring Freedom. Serving overseasCountryside Christian CenterCLEARWATER The second annual Tampa Bay Celebration of Life Rally will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Countryside Christian Center, 1850 N. McMullen Booth Road. The rally is a two-day community event designed to bring awareness, provide education, and call everyone to action. Hours will be Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free two-day event will feature music, national speakers, workshops, a free luncheon and dozens of pro-life organizations from the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Friday will open with a choir led by Rick Starrett of Silverwind and featuring Rick Evans of the Classic Imperials. Pastor Andy Merritt, a pro-life pioneer who established the nations first church sponsored crisis pregnancy center and adoption agency, will deliver the keynote address. Saturday morning events include an address from Msgr. R. Morris, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, educational workshops, and a special free luncheon with David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life. A youth rally for middle and high school students will coincide with the main rally on Friday night and Saturday. Call Sabrina Burton Schultz at 813-246-6916 or email Phyllis Esposito at pespo@tampabay.rr .com. Visit tampabayprolife.org. Chapel-By-The-SeaCLEARWATER The fifth annual Chapel-By-The-Sea Beach Walk will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m., starting at the Palm Pavilion, 18 Bay Esplanade on Clearwater Beach. This popular event supports the Religious Community Services Food Bank and participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations. The event begins with coffee and snacks at the Palm Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. prior to the 2-mile walk along the beach to the Hyatt Hotel and back to Chapel-By-The-Sea where a sumptuous pancake breakfast will be served. Those who want to attend the breakfast only may do so for a donation of $8. For information, call Shari Maxwell at 446-0430 or visit www.chapelbythesea.net. ChapelBy-The-Sea is at 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. WORSHIP, from page 10AMichael GroganLARGO Army National Guard Warrant Officer Michael Grogan recently graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala. Grogan is the son of Henry Grogan and Jane Schafer of Largo. He is a 1977 graduate of Seminole High School. He earned an associate degree in 1994 from Clovis Community College, Clovis, N.M.Anthony AugustineST. PETERSBURG Virginia Military Institute cadet Anthony Augustine of St Petersburg is among the 43 cadets who graduated Dec. 18. Augustine received a bachelors degree in economics and business. Graduating honors include an Army commission. Cadet Augustines parents are Tara and William Augustine. VMI, which has an enrollment of more than 1,600 cadets, is the nations oldest state-supported military college. U.S. News and World Report has ranked VMI among the top five undergraduate public liberal arts colleges for the last 11 years. Military updates

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12A Viewpoints Leader, January 23, 2014Clarence Aaron described his time in federal prison serving life without parole for a firsttime nonviolent drug conviction as a walking death sentence on his head. Before President Barack Obama commuted his sentence last month, Aaron faced a longer sentence than some fellow inmates with multiple felonies even murder. Aaron was hardly the only nonviolent offender sentenced to life without parole. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that more than 2,000 federal inmates were serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. How can a nonviolent first-time offender be sentenced to life without parole? Their biggest mistake, after their crimes, was not pleading guilty. Prosecutors give drug defendants a so-called choice. In the most egregious cases, the choice can be to plead guilty to 10 years or risk life without parole by going to trial, Human Rights Watch adviser Jamie Fellner says. She has a term for it: the trial penalty, which can deliver longer time than drug dealing itself. When a case goes to trial, the prosecutor gets to pick the sentence by choosing the amount of drugs for which a defendant is charged. A federal judge had to sentence Aaron to life because he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic 23 kilograms of crack and powder cocaine. The crazy part is that prosecutors got to 23 kilograms by charging Aaron for a 9-kilogram deal that did happen and a 15-kilogram deal that did not. The career dealers knew how to game the system. Their sentences were reduced because they testified against Aaron. The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys is fighting back against the bad press on federal mandatory minimums. The system, prosecutors argue, protects the public from the old days when a defendants sentence depended on which judge heard the case. Now the guilty know that some prison time is unavoidable. Georgetown University Law Center professor Bill Otis, a former federal prosecutor, reminded me that every system, every country, has its sentencing anomalies. The federal system at least has four checks plea bargains, a safety valve that allows judges to reduce the punishment for some low-level defendants, defendants ability to reduce their penalty by testifying against others, and the presidential pardon power that commuted Aarons life sentence. I should add that Otis doesnt see drug dealing as nonviolent, not when an addict could die of an overdose. I would expect to agree with everything Otis said. No system is perfect. Plea bargains benefit both law enforcement and defendants. The federal safety valve gives judges some discretion. Guilty parties can reduce their sentences by cooperating with authorities. If all else fails, there is the presidential pardon. Except: The minimum sentence for a nonviolent offense should not be life without parole, basically the same as the maximum sentence. Federal prosecutors want the public to trust them even when they do nothing to curb their own excesses. No reasonable person would assert that there is a public interest in putting young, low-level, nonviolent offenders, with or without prior convictions, behind bars until they die. If the Department of Justice had demonstrated any kind of commitment to fixing its excesses, the public could trust prosecutors. Instead, the prosecutorial-industrial complex has circled the wagons and actually defends these medieval punishments. Floridas Stephanie George was one of the other seven recipients of a presidential commutation last month. Like Aaron, who told me he was guilty of a big crime, George made some huge mistakes. In 1996, authorities searched her house and found $14,000 and 500 grams of her boyfriends cocaine stash in her attic. Because George had two prior felonies for selling $40 and $120 worth of crack, which were counted as separate felonies this 26-year-old woman was sentenced to life without parole. When The Washington Post praised Obama for showing mercy toward a mother serving a life sentence for stashing her boyfriends drugs, the NAAUSA took offense. President Robert Gay Guthrie chided the editorial board for not recognizing that Georges prior convictions caused her to be considered a career criminal with a criminal history at the highest level under the federal sentencing guidelines. Federal law, as mandated by Congress, caused her drug distribution conviction, her third, to trigger a life sentence. Thats why Congress should change the law.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sfchronicle.com.The execution of Thomas Knight recently is a textbook case for why Floridas dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped. Here was a man whose guilt was never in doubt, whose crimes were cold-blooded, whose attitude remained remorseless and often defiant yet the system took nearly 40 years to close the book. In South Florida, Knight will be remembered for abducting and killing a Bay Harbor Islands couple, Sydney and Lillian Gans, in 1974. After a frantic manhunt, he was found hiding in the mud with the rifle used in the crime, and $50,000 cash that hed forced Gans to withdraw from a bank. Ironically, Knight wasnt executed for those murders. In 1980 he fatally stabbed prison guard Richard Burke with a sharpened spoon, and it was that homicide that finally delivered him to the death chamber for a lethal injection. His case had dragged on so long that last year a federal appeals court lamented: To learn about the gridlock and inefficiency of death penalty litigation, look no further than this appeal. The daughter of Sydney and Lillian Gans didnt attend Knights execution because of poor health. At 73, she is now older than her parents were when they were slain. For decades, the dogged maneuvering and serial delays in capital cases have frustrated prosecutors and police, and brought more misery to the victims relatives. There is no workable solution except to repeal the death penalty and replace it with mandatory life sentences. Because appealing a capital case involves both state and federal courts, it cant simply be expedited by legislation. And because people do get wrongly convicted as organizations such as the Innocence Project have demonstrated judges must be cautious and thorough. Convicted of a rape and murder in 1986, Florida Death Row inmate Frankie Lee Smith was exonerated by DNA evidence in December 2000. It was too late. Smith had died of cancer 11 months earlier in prison. For obvious reasons, defense lawyers in death cases strategize to stall, stall and then stall some more. Their job is to keep their clients alive as long as possible. Florida fought 10 years to execute the notorious Ted Bundy, at a cost to taxpayers of about $5 million. Theres no calculation as to how much was spent litigating the case of Thomas Knight, who received his first death sentence in 1976, but you can be certain it was a fortune. Set aside for a moment the moral and religious objections to capital punishment, and the questions about its disproportionate application to minorities. Consider the statute strictly as an expensive, endless drain of legal resources. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Florida has averaged slightly more than two executions a year while adding about 12 new residents annually to Death Row. You can do the dismal math in your head. Today 396 men and five women live on Floridas Death Row, and most (if not all) have attorneys working on appeals. The pace could never be described as swift. Knight was no anomaly; many capital cases have been slogging along since the mid-1970s. One of the most infamous is that of James Rose, a house painter convicted of snatching his ex-girlfriends 8-year-old daughter from a Hollywood bowling alley, then killing the girl and dumping her nude body in a canal. The shocking crime happened in October 1976, when Rose was 30 years old. Last month he turned 68, and he continues to file appeals. Multiply his paperwork by 400 and thats what faces the state. On both sides of each marathon case, taxpayers usually get stuck with the legal bills. That wont change, either, unless somebody rips up the Constitution. However richly a killer like Thomas Knight deserved to die for his crimes, the exorbitant cost of executing him is impossible to justify at a time when the courts are understaffed, underfunded and swamped. It would be vastly more economical and efficient to give up on capital punishment and impose mandatory life sentences, as 18 states already do. At this point a death sentence is practically a de facto life sentence, anyway, given the longevity of the appeals process. By the time its over, families of the victims are as wrung out as they are relieved. The day before Knight was put to death, another Death Row veteran named Robert Patten departed without fanfare. Many wont remember who he was, but back in 1981 he shot dead a young Miami police officer named Nathaniel Broom. Patten was first sentenced to die in 1985, appealed, was resentenced to die in 1989, and of course continued to appeal. Twenty-five long years later, he wasnt even executed by the state. Prison officials said he died of natural causes, which isnt uncommon on Death Row due to the aging inmate population. Its time for Florida to get out of the costly execution business, and let cancer and clogged arteries do what the justice system cant.Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. 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Carl Muller Indian Rocks Beach A sad state of affairsEditor: I read recently that the mayor of Largo has said that the Largo Cultural Center is only available to cultural events that produce a profit for the city. It seems that in Largo the only concern is for the bottom line and not the cultural advancement of its citizens. When a cultural activity such as the lady who offered to present a Mexican cultural program for free was rejected on the basis of not producing enough revenue, the name of the center should be changed to The Largo Center For The Rich And Famous. What a sad state of affairs when everything in this country is based on the profit motive. Stefano Longinotti Largo Its again time for the Winter Olympics, and my spirits are rising. They do that because of the luge. Thats an Olympics sport in which one or two possibly insane persons lie face up on a small sled and slide down an icy track at speeds approaching 90 mph or death, whichever comes first. Every two years when I watch the Winter Olympics on television and see the luge competition, Im filled with immense gratitude that I am not aboard a luge. If I ever fall into a depression, Ill ask my doctor to show me films of the luge, and Ill immediately be cured. Even today, when I feel down, I tell myself, At least youre not on a luge. Oddly enough, I like the sound of the word luge. I think its pronounced loodgsh or maybe looshz. Nice and mushy, like being kissed by a woman with a mouthful of ice cream. The word luge comes from an obscure language and means small sled. Thats enough lugery, for now. As Im sure you know, the 2014 Winter Olympics will start soon in a city were all familiar with, the Black Sea port of Sochi, Russia. Its nickname is The Summer Capital of Russia, which gives rise to the question, Why stage winter sports in a summer playground? The apparent answer is that for two months a year, Sochi gets cold enough to permit Russia to spend billions of rubles to build Olympic ice rinks, ski slopes and luge runs. Also, to hire a gazillion security guards to prevent nasty tricks by anti-Russia terrorists from Chechnya, Faloopistan and other advanced civilizations of that region. Controversy has already arisen for the Olympics, even before they start. As I write this, on Jan. 15, howls of distress have erupted because an elite ice-skating committee has mysteriously awarded a trip to Sochi to a female ice skater even though she fell flat on her tush twice during a crucial recent performance. The committee thereby ousted the Sochi hopes of another female skater whose performance was judged 10 points better than perfect. Another question: can an Olympics visitor who loves sushi find sushi in Sochi? I did some research, and the answer is yes. Sochi is 990 miles south of Moscow. Its history goes back thousands of years. Its present population is 415,000, but it was a small city until the 1930s, when Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin said, Da vilna ke noshkamini pucht! (Lets beef up this burg!). And, lo, new hotels, parks, malls and Dunkin Donuts stands suddenly appeared. Today Sochi is much like Manhattan, in that few of the cab drivers speak English and tend to overcharge their passengers. Sochi has 4 million visitors each year, but only 3 percent come from outside Russia. Humidity is high, but the sun shines 300 days each year, by order of President Putin. The city contains a hundred ethnic groups; the vast majority are Orthodox Christians. None of this information answers the question Why does the Olympic Committee give out gold, silver and bronze medals to the best athletes? At the end of each event, why doesnt the head honcho simply say, Yall did just great! and let everyone go home happy? Also, why the nationalistic score cards? So far, the USA has won six golds, and China only four, which means the world is safe for democracy for another two years. Yippee! One possible answer is international status-seeking. Another is money. In this day and age, big sports means big bucks for the big boys who run things. With millions of TV viewers looking on, advertisers lay out small fortunes for every 30-second commercial spot. Sizeable endorsement payoffs can go to the athletes who win gold in the major events such as figure skating and ski jumping. But a less cynical view of the Olympics says they are held because around the world are thousands of dedicated athletes whose minds are dominated by these thoughts: How good can I get? What would it feel like to stand on up there with a medal around my neck while they play my national anthem? As a congenitally lazy man, I cant begin to imagine the years of discipline and sacrifice Olympic-class candidates must endure on their long, lonely trip to the high ground. I think the biggest payoff for any Olympics contestant, win or lose, must surely be the inner voice that whispers, You did it, pal. You didnt quit. You made it to the Big Show, and you gave it your best shot. What a lovely sound to carry with you for the rest of your life.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71 @comcast.net. Drivers SeatBob Driver Lets put an end to the executions We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tger mond@TBNweekly.com. We will not print the letter writers phone number. Here are some more guidelines for letters: 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. Please keep letters to editor to 700 words. Longer letters may be cut due to space limitations. Letters should address issues or current events. Please refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations. The newspaper will not print letters that contain slanderous or racial statements. Please do not use profanity. We do not publish poetry or songs in letters to the editor. Each writer may submit one letter per month. Please allow two weeks from the time you submitted your letter for it to be published before inquiring as to its status We cant return letters to the editor.What do you think? Debra Saunders Will we find some sushi in Sochi? Carl Hiaasen

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Outdoors 13A Leader, January 23, 2014 011614714 23rd St. W., Largo $137,000 3BR/1.5 BA in Largo. Updated on Large Corner Lot.35 Velma Dr. W., Largo $134,900 Large 2BRw/2 CG. New AC, Water Heater, Electric & more. CALL 727-902-1437Making Your Realty Dreams A Reality www.BeachRealEstatePro.com Sun Vista Realty (727) 902-1437 Lowest Priced Waterfront Home on Market! Spacious 2BR/2BA/2CG, 1,500 Sq. Ft. Block Home in Harbor Hills! 75 FT. on the Water Space for 3 Boats! $349,900Coming Soon! Nirvana Custom Condos on the Gulf! Quaint 10 Unit Complex with 3,600-4,200 Sq. Ft. Units in Indian Shores Prices starting from $1.2 Million. Make your reservation NOW!012314Rich Rippetoe,MBA, CRS, GRI, E-ProOpportunities of the WEEK! 010214When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 011614Celebrating 33 Years of ProfessionalMac Perry, author and past Pinellas Horticulture Agent controls over 40 different Lawn Insects, plus Diseases, plus Weeds, plus your Shrubs and Trees sprayed. 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Ft. w/huge bedrooms, oversized garage, one-of-a-kind inground pool. Walk to Seminole schools and the beach.Rich RippetoeColdwell Banker Sun Vista Realty 3BR/2BA/2CG $261,000 SOLD Largo Many updates include renovated kitchen w/granite, appliances and backsplash, crown molding, new doors, new laminate floor, windows and more. Has fireplace and pool.Caroleanne VoracRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2BR/2.5BA/2CG $189,900 SOLD012314 012314 Pinellas Extension offers commercial fertilizer classes As of Jan. 1, anyone applying fertilizer commercially must carry the new Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. This requires completing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training, passing the exam and then applying for the license. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25. On Monday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Pinellas County Extension is offering a GI-BMP certification class for Spanish speaking professionals. The class is $15 and the state certification is $25. The GI-BMP program is also available online and covers the same topics as the classroom training but allows users to complete the training on their computer at their own pace. Classes also are available for Spanish speaking professionals. For more information, visit fyn.ifas.ufl.edu or call 582-2100. For a schedule of upcoming classes and to register for online in-class training visit pcehort.eventbrite.com. Tranquil dolphins match translucent seasLike the weather right now? Take your pick. Calm or windy. Warm or cold. Cloudy or clear. If you do not like it, wait. It will change. Like the weather right now, it is the same way at sea with dolphins. Our winter surveys of the study area, which we monitor under federal permit for the government, are the least predictable. We may glide across still seas with summers glorious abundance and find dolphins by the dozen. We may totter and lurch across choppy seas only to glimpse a singleton rushing away. It has long been my impression that, ceteris paribus, the dolphins overall energy level matches that of the seas. I have never tested this impression against the database. Perhaps my belief is skewed by the vividness of calm dolphins on calm seas. They will take your breath away, as they did recently. It was just two days before frigid cold assaulted our nation, power grids and furnaces yet the skies were crystal clear, the day cheerfully warm and the waters as still as they get. All three dolphin groups were relaxed, almost tranquil. Maybe they were just full. Perhaps food had been plentiful in the dark nights of that new moon. Perhaps it had been easier to catch, for the estuary had been abnormally shallow as if a celestial someone had pulled a plug until half of its water had drained away. Or do they change the outlook with the weather? First, we found an unruffled trio of teens rounding a watery bend (young bull buddies Oyster and VC, female Babyface). We know of another long-term teen trio of the same composition, two males and a female. Because as a rule the composition of dolphin groups varies remarkably (a social organization called fission-fusion), teen trios are intriguing as a potential pattern. I thought about the unwritten book of teenage dolphin behavior. Is the transition from dependent calf to mature adult in the worlds most intelligent animal as variable as other aspects of their behavior? Or are there unsuspected regularities, such as mom dolphins who are friends giving rise to calves who also grow up to be friends? Certainly one regularity is safety in numbers whilst swimming naked all night with sharks. All three teens showed suspect toothrakes, thought to come from toothed creatures that are not dolphins. Whatever happened, Babyface took the brunt of it. She had a frightening variety of suspect toothrakes compared to her schoolmates. But all bore the same ominous signs. Had they taken on the culprit collectively? The quintet we found next showed the same composed companionability. Bull Hi W Ski heaved his muscled body at the surface and greeted us with three chuffs, rough exhalations that combine the sounds of a hoarse cough and wheezy sneeze. He and his bull buddy Scrapefin slid over and rolled on their sides to peer at us through divinely still waters, images that the camera struggled but ultimately failed to capture. Scrapefin chomped his jaws lightly now and again. He was holding something in his mouth. Dolphins often manipulate objects when feeling sociable. He went to demonstrate that dolphins can handle animate objects with great gentleness, encasing them in a terrifying cage of white teeth but releasing them unharmed to escape in great haste (an image that the camera did capture). I wondered if dolphins ever hold a tiny sea creature in their mouth just to feel it wiggling, as we did with moths in cupped hands as kids. Nearby, Valiant, her son Vidalia and adult female Bet swam close together and coordinated their movements faithfully. Winter-born 3year-old Vidalia is working on weaning. He spent the day before in riotous relations with his older brother VC and pal Oyster, rocketing around as if nippy seas were inconsequential. Capt. John Heidemann pointed out that however dolphins conceptualize the notion of sibling, older brother VC knows that Vidalia is his brother. But does younger brother Vidalia know that VC is his (older) brother? Hardly riotous that day, Vidalia paced the lady dolphins perfectly. All three used a poetic style of synchronized surfacing, rising at 45-degree angles with bodies straight as arrows to breathe one after the other. Their faces slowly materialized out of the green gloom, their dark eyes unblinking until hitting the air. Two miles south, the final group meandered with the same cool synchrony. Teen females Qball and Trix swam with adult female Split. Split looks wonderful, her gray coat clean and unblemished. Qball weaned in stages this fall. She stayed with mom Q and new sibling Qody for four months but recently took the first steps of independence. Last week, she zoomed around with other teens, including the days trio of Oyster, VC and Babyface. With schoolmates, she used the poetic style of synchronized surfacing, aiming upwards with body straight as an arrow as she rose to breathe, her face slowly materializing out of the green gloom and her dark eyes only winking when they hit the air. As with the weather right now, if we do not like the dolphin behavior of the moment, we wait. It will change even when we do like it very much.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.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877-433-8299.Photo by ANN WEAVEROne day Scrapefin demonstrated that dolphins can handle tiny sea creatures with great gentleness and release them unharmed. Do dolphins ever hold tiny creatures just to feel them wiggling as we did as kids with moths in cupped hands? Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Sheepshead remain a good option for anglers The cooler weather and this past full moon should have the sheepshead preparing to spawn. Masses of sheepshead will make their migration toward near shore structures all throughout Tampa Bay and reefs and rock piles just off our beaches. Look for inland bridges and pass jetties to really start to load up with huge populations over the next month. Anglers should target the sheepies with small pieces of fresh shrimp or fiddler crabs. Its always a good idea to do some chumming with some fresh barnacles that you can scrape from any of the pilings at low tide. If youve been fortunate enough to get out on the water in between fronts, consider yourself lucky. With the jet stream lingering overhead, wind conditions have been atrocious. Now might be a good time to catch up on that boat motor, trailer and tackle servicing that will give you more time on the water when the weather is a little more cooperative. Trailer wheel bearings are vital for getting to and from the ramp safely. Clean and repack your bearings for a good peace of mind. Annual motor maintenance would include changing in-line fuel filter and fuel water separator and changing spark plugs. These jobs are as easy as unscrewing and screwing on a new one. Other jobs like changing the lower unit fluid are pretty easy as well. Changing out your water pump is a little more difficult, so you may want to consider having a professional take care of this one. Tackle chores include checking all your guides for nicks, as even the smallest nick can fray your line and result in a lost fish. I recommend taking all rod repairs to a tackle shop that specializes in this. Having a professional replace your guides is fairly inexpensive and will look much better than if you did it on your own. Your reels may need fresh line. Make sure your monofilament line isnt chalky looking or your braided line isnt frayed. Lubricate all moving parts and drag washers with lightweight oil such as 3in1 oil. If youre adventurous you can open up the gear boxes and clean and re-grease the gears. Otherwise take them in for servicing. A word to the wise though simple cleaning and service charges can be as much as $30 per reel, something to consider if its an inexpensive reel. Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail.com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to editorial@TBNweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein African Violet Society to meetLARGO The African Violet Society of Pinellas will meet Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE. The program is Why Dont Violet Growers Have Any Trash? Meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in African Violets. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served. There will be a brief business meeting and a plant raffle. For information, call 813920-7270.

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Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 012314 010914 Rays spring training tickets go on saleLargo to host Play! Dirty Adventure RunLARGO Test your stamina and skill in Largos second annual Play! Dirty Adventure Run Feb. 8, 9 a.m., at the Largo Nature Preserve, 150 Highland Ave. SE. The 3-mile race takes you through Largo Central Park Nature Preserve on off-road terrain and through over 20 obstacles. This race includes a fun run and a competitive category. Prizes will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers of the competitive category. New this year is a 3K kids run for children ages 11 to 17 at 11 a.m. All runners will receive a race T-shirt and goodie bag. Enjoy music, food and fun for all ages. Water and snacks will be provided. Preregistration for the 3-mile run is $30 until Feb. 4 and $50 after, including the day of the race. Preregistration for the kids 3K is $15 until Feb. 4 and $30 after, including the day of the race. Proceeds will support Largo Summer Camp Scholarships. This event is sponsored by: Sprout Healthy Vending, Bandit Fitness, JLA Sports, Barley Mow Brewing Company. To register, visit active.com, download the registration form or visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Avenue NE. For more information, visit Largo.com/playdirty or call 518-3016. Photo courtesy of the CITY OF LARGORunners tackle a hill of mud in last years Play! Dirty Adventure Run.ST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays have begun selling singlegame ticket for spring training games. You can purchase tickets on at www.raysbaseball.com via phone, at the Charlotte Sports Park box office, Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store, 400 N. Tampa St., and the Tropicana Field box office. Single-game tickets range in price from $10 to $29. Spring training season ticket packages are available by calling 888-FAN-RAYS or visiting raysbaseball.com and start at $270 for the Rays 14-game home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park. The first workout day for pitchers is Saturday, Feb. 15. The first fullsquad workout is Thursday, Feb. 20. The Rays begin their sixth spring training season at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County on Friday, Feb. 28 against the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. Largo athletic programsLARGO The city of Largo will offer several youth athletic programs starting this month. Basketball Basics for ages 6 to 8, will be offered Saturdays, through April 26, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. The class reinforces and applies the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and team play. It will include drills, skills and informal mini-scrimmages, with instruction as needed. Adam Crawford will coach. The monthly cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, except March, which will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively. Go Girl Sports for ages 6 to 10, will be offered Wednesdays, through April 24, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. This class introduces girls to sports in a social setting through skill instruction and other activities. Sports include basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and more. The monthly cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Indoor Soccer Clinics for ages 6 to 9, will be offered Tuesdays, through April 29, 6 to 6:45 p.m. This introductory class reinforces and applies the fundamentals of soccer including: dribbling, passing, and shooting with Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy coaches. It will include skills and informal miniscrimmages, with instruction as needed. The cost is $24 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, except April, which will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively. Indoor Volleyball Clinics for ages 7 to 18, will be offered Mondays, through April 28. Classes for ages 7 to 12 will be held 6 to 7 p.m. and cost $18 for residents and $22.50 for nonresidents for January or February; March will cost $30 and $37.50, respectively, and April will cost $24 and $30, respectively. Classes for ages 13 to 18 will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $30 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents for January or February; March will cost $50 and $62.50, respectively, and April will cost $40 and $50, respectively. Instructor Dave Carstenson will teach drills to include passing, hitting, setting and serving as well as simulated games with coach commentary. There is no class Jan. 20 and Feb. 17. Practices for Instructional Basketball League for ages 7 to 12, will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 29, at the Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Register Jan. 1 though 31. Evaluations will be held Feb. 1. Coaches are needed for all age groups. The leagues are designed to teach the skills of basketball through instruction and games. Games begin on Feb. 22 at the Highland Recreation Complex. The cost is $45. A Largo recreation card is needed for this program. Registration for Instructional Soccer will begin Feb. 1, at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. The program will include 30 minutes of instruction followed by 45 minutes of game time. Evaluations will be held March 1. Games begin March 22. A Largo recreation card is needed for this program. Youth Track and Field for ages 5 to 18, will be held Wednesdays, through May 7, 6 to 7 p.m., at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave. N. This is a great program for those kids interested in track and field. Children from Largo will team up to run against friends and rivals from other local cities. Program includes three practices at Largo High School and one track meet per month at an off-site location, which will require travel. All participants will get an official team shirt and ribbons for their events. For more details about any of the programs, call athletics specialist Brian Harter at 365-0044.Belleair Sunset 5KBELLEAIR The 12th annual Belleair Sunset 5K & Fun Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 15. The 5K starts at 5:30 p.m. and the Fun Run at 5:45 p.m. After running along the water at sunset, and through the heart of beautiful Belleair, get ready for the best post race party around, a Belleair press release said. Live music, complimentary food, drinks, and fun will be offered. Register before Jan. 31 to get the discounted registration. For more information, visit www.belleairrec.com or call 518372. Baseball camp setCLEARWATER Clearwater Christian College is hosting a sixweek baseball camp starting Sunday, Jan. 26. Head coach Josh Rebandt will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1 to 12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Proceeds benefit amateur baseball in Clearwater. Registration is underway. Visit www.usbaseballacademy.com or call 866-622-4487. Archery lessons taught at SouthwestLARGO Learn the basics of archery in a fun and safe indoor environment in a weekly class on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Registration has opened for the archery lessons, which will teach the proper techniques of shooting a bow and arrow, compete during fun activities. The classes are split, with students ages 8 to 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and students ages 13 to adult from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $35 with resident recreation card or $43.50 with nonresident card. Equipment is provided. For more information, call 518-3125 or visit bit.ly/1dp9jN0. www.TBNweekly.comMalav begins second stint as D-Jays manager DUNEDIN Longtime Blue Jays player, coach and manager Omar Malav will manage the Dunedin Blue Jays in 2014, the team announced Jan. 13. Stubby Clapp will return for his second year as hitting coach, and Darold Knowles will handle the pitching staff for a ninth consecutive season. 2013 manager Bobby Meacham will manage the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats this upcoming season, the Jays said. Malav has spent more than 30 years with the organization, starting when he was signed as a free agent in 1980. After a nine-year playing career, Malav went on to manage and coach at six different levels in the Blue Jays system. He managed the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, the Single-A Hagerstown Suns, the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, the Double-A Knoxville Smokies, and the Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs before working as a first base coach for Toronto in 2010. Malav managed in Dunedin from 2004-2009, guiding the club to four playoff births and one finals appearance in six seasons. He spent the 2013 season as the coordinator of Latin American operations in the Blue Jays player development system. Clapp rejoins the team for his second year as hitting coach, taking on the same role he had with the Greenville Astros (Rookie affiliate) in 2007 and 2009, the Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League in 2008 and the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros Double-A affiliate) in 2010. This past season, Clapps exhaustive work in the dugout and in the batting cages helped turn around a number of individual hitting slumps, the Jays said. In just one instance, RF Matt Newmans batting average jumped .052 points during the final two months of the season. Clapp played 23 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, but made a name for himself with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and as a member of Team Canada during two Olympics, two World Baseball Classics and the Pan American Games. Clapp led the Redbirds with 138 hits, 89 runs, 80 walks and 8 triples during the 2000 season, and ranks second all-time in games played (425) and hits (418) with Memphis. The team eventually retired his number in 2007. Clapp earned national recognition in Canada during the 1999 Pan American Games, when his 11th inning bases-loaded RBI single knocked off Team USA en route to a bronze medal. Pitching coach Darold Knowles returns to the ball club for a ninthstraight season. Knowles led the Blue Jays pitching staff to yet another impressive season in 2013 as the team posted a 3.51 ERA, good for third in the league and a key factor in the teams first-half North Division title. After pitching 16 seasons as a reliever in the major leagues, Knowles started his coaching career with eight years in the Cardinals organization before starting a brief stint as the Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach in 1988. He eventually joined the Florida State League in 1991 as a member of the Clearwater Threshers coaching staff, and later signed on with Dunedin in 2006. The FSL Hall of Fame honorees impressive coaching resume compliments his remarkable career, in which he won three straight World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics from 1972-1974. Knowles is the only pitcher to appear in all seven games of a single World Series, as he tossed 6.1 innings without allowing an earned run during the 1973 Fall Classic. The southpaw also holds the highest pickoff rate in major league history, nabbing a base runner once every 24 innings. Knowles finished his playing career with a 3.12 ERA and 143 saves. Briey

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Cleared Largo High students perform on All-State stageLARGO Tristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen, both seniors at Largo High School, performed in the finale with the All-State Chorus at the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 11. Brockwell sang in the chorus as a bass II and Pullen as an alto I. The Florida All-State High School Chorus and the Symphonic Orchestra performed to a full house in the Carol Morsani Hall. Both students also attended a leadership seminar at the Tampa Bay Convention Center earlier at the All-State event. Largo High junior Alec Emser played bassoon with the All-State Honors Band earlier in the day Jan. 11. All three are honors students and fellow members of the schools jazz band. This event was the culmination of a process that began many months ago, when music students across the state of Florida competed for places in All-State instrumental and vocal ensembles. Musicianship, sight-reading and instrumental or vocal skills are all assessed in the process. Those who qualified put in months of at-home practice followed by two 12-hour days of intensive rehearsals. The audience was in awe of the caliber of young musical talent that we are blessed to have in the state of Florida, explained attendee Barbara Brockwell, mother to Tristan Brockwell. In addition to the performances of the Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus, other vocal and instrumental ensembles performed throughout the previous three days, amidst the Florida Music Educators Association conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. Along with several choruses, the program included a concert band, honors band, jazz band, symphonic band, honors orchestra, concert orchestra and symphonic orchestra. Photos by B.J. TAYLORAbove, Largo High School seniors Tristan Brockwell and Megan Pullen both made this years All-State Chorus and participated at an All-State leadership seminar at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, as pictured here. Below, the 2014 Florida All-State High School Chorus and the Symphonic Orchestra performs at the Straz Center Jan. 11. Special Kids Academy to open second schoolST. PETERSBURG Special Kids Academy is opening their second school in Pinellas County at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg. An open house for perspective students and parents will be presented Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., in the classroom at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave. The event will give parents an opportunity to learn about the school. Special Kids Academy is a Christian private school for high functioning physically and intellectually challenged students grades 1 through 12. The school is currently hiring teachers and assistants for the new school year. For information, call Lisa Baxter at 204-4545 or email rsum to specialkidsacademy@live.com. Visit www.specialkidsacademy.org. ST. PETERSBURG The USF St. Petersburg Honors Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special lecture series that reflects the theme of the anniversary, Celebrate the Liberal Arts. Dennis Thompson, Ph.D., the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus at Harvard University, will discuss Science, Ethics and Democracy on Thursday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., at the University Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. Nabil Matar, Ph.D., the Presidential Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Minnesota, will discuss The Arabic Legacy in Western Thought on Monday, March 3, 3:30 p.m., at the University Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. The liberal arts are at the core of the Honors Program but there is a lot of confusion about what that means, said Thomas Smith, Ph.D., in a press release. Smith is the Honors Program director and associate professor of government and international affairs. The liberal arts are about developing critical thinking and fostering our capacities for reason, judgment and scientific inquiry. They provide the intellectual tools to be engaged citizens. Both speakers will discuss issues that go to the heart of what the liberal arts are all about, Smith said. Thompson, the author of eight books and founding director of the Harvard University Center for Ethics, will underscore the importance for scientists to understand the ethical implications of their work. Matar will explore the transmission of ideas from the Arab world into western thought. This spring lecture series underscores an important part of the mission of the Honors Program at USF St. Petersburg, said Frank Biafora, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. It brings together nationally recognized thought leaders discussing provocative topics that will both challenge and enlighten our students and the public. The Honors Program will also present the Second Annual St. Petersburg Conference on International Affairs Feb. 13-15 at the University Student Center Ballroom. The conference, featuring 15 panels of distinguished experts from across the country discussing the critical international issues of the day, is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking for the Honors Program events will be available at the USFSP parking garage, 260 Fifth Ave. S. For information, call 873-4872. Visit www.usfsp.edu/academic-programs/honors.Foundation earns Neighborhood Builders awardThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Pinellas Education Foundation as a recipient of the 2013 Neighborhood Builders award. The program is a strategic investment that couples leadership training with a $200,000 unrestricted grant for high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact addressing needs related to community development, critical needs or workforce development and education. Nonprofit leaders gain valuable skills and apply funding where it is most needed for maximum local impact. Feeding America Tampa Bay also received this award last month. Pinellas Education Foundation will use funding from the Neighborhood Builders award to build Future Plans, a preventative approach program that will better prepare students for post-secondary education. 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LARGO The Pinellas Folk Festival will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. Dozens of Tampa Bay areas premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village. This year, Leigh Humes Band and Abasi Ote will entertain the crowds with bands such as Juniper, Charlie Morris, Gypsy Wind, Rose Island Band and Charlie Cox Native Style Flute Music. The music wont stop playing when the bands do. Two jam sessions, one bluegrass and one folk, will keep music flowing throughout the festival. The McMullen-Coachman Log Cabin also will feature house storytellers during the festival. A group of retired train lovers, Four Men and Their Trains, will roll into the festival with their model trains, complete with accessories, to display and run on the platform of the Sulphur Springs Depot train station all day long. The festival also will have traditional craft demonstrations, antique cars display, sugar cane grinding and boiling, a traditional fiber arts show and fleece-to-shawl activities. The event will include a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. Pulled pork that has been smoked in the Smoke House at Heritage Village will be made into delicious sandwiches. Another delectable festival treat: meatballs on a stick. Guests also will find plenty of other culinary choices, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chocolate brownies, kettle corn and gourmet coffee. Free parking and a shuttle to the event entrance will be located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off is located in the parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. A $5 donation is requested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children 11 and younger.EntertainmentFollowing is a schedule of performers: Bandstand 10 to 10:45 a.m. The Mungos 11 to 11:45 a.m. The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band Noon to 12:45 p.m. James R. Hawkins 1 to 1:45 p.m. Leigh & Steve Humes 2 to 2:45 p.m. Rose Island BandHeritage Village comes alive with music 3 to 3:45 p.m. Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplatter (German dance group) Log Cabin Stage 11 to 11:30 a.m. Charlie & Kim Cox (native style flute circle) 11:45 to 12:30 a.m. Maureen Belote 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Charlie & Kim Cox (native style flute circle) 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Abasi Ote 2:30 to 3 p.m. Billie S. Noakes 3:15 to 3:45 David Allen (magician) Safety Harbor Church 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Keyestone 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Duo Vida 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. St. Pete Shanties 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Susan Boyer Haley with Bill Haley 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. Charlie Morris 3:15 to 4 p.m. Gypsy Wind Lowe Barn Stage 10:15 to 11 a.m. Charlie Bill and His Barn Burners 11:15 a.m. to noon Simple Gifts 12:15 to 1 p.m. Cracker Billys 1:15 to 2 p.m. Evergreen 2:15 to 3 p.m. Juniper 3:15 to 4 p.m. Kevin and Dave: A Dynamic Duo House of Seven Gables 1 to 1:50 p.m. Hammerhead Dulcimers Society 2 to 2:50 p.m. Hammerhead Dulcimers Society Train Depot Folk music jam Walsingham House Bluegrass jam Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, January 23, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 012314 The Power of Knowledge ... The Gift of Caring 012314I would like to thank each of you for your assistance in the sale of my house. Your staff kept me informed and (Sandy Hartmann & Associates) was a pleasure to work with. 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Call 822-6194 or visit venuewebsite.wix.com/venuetheatre#!__2013-14-season. A unique and imaginative theater piece, Love Letters, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a charming, poignant play centering on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their separated lives. Don Williams, Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $65. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. They came to call Don Williams the Gentle Giant in the decades he was a dominating country hit maker, recording hits like Good Ole Boys Like Me and Til The Rivers Run Dry. He earned his nickname because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid-back, easy style that has appealed to adult men and women alike cutting across national and genre boundaries. If those personal and musical qualities stood out strongly across the 1970s, the s and the s, they are all the more distinctive in 2012, when so many country and pop records seem to work as check-off lists of somebodys idea of how to be a man, or hard-sell attempts to indicate affection for a woman. Williams has never sounded like he felt the need to sell somebody something or to prove anything. Shawn Colvin, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. In the 23 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards including Record of The Year for the Top 10 hit Sunny Came Home, released nine albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Tribute to Pavarotti, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. A two-hour concert program, A Tribute to Pavarotti features full orchestra, and international soloists performing some of the most beloved arias and Italian folk songs associated with the great tenor. Luciano Pavarotti stands as one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was one of The Three Tenors and became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. The Florida Orchestra: Bartok & Brahms; Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; and Sunday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $15. Call 892-3337 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org. Called a prodigious and aristocratic violinist by The Plain Dealer, concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performs Bartks vivacious and gypsy-intoned Violin Concerto No. 2. The evening also features Brahms Symphony No. 2 and Steven Stuckys Radical Light with its wealth of moods and orchestral colors. Joana Carneiro conducts. Photo courtesy of PARADIGM TALENT AGENCYShawn Colvin plays Capitol Theatre Jan. 25.Photo courtesy of GYPSY WINDAbove, Gypsy Wind will entertain the crowd with a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing and acoustic music during the Pinellas Folk Festival Jan. 25, at Heritage Village. Below, Evergreen, a three-piece band playing Irish, English and Scottish folk songs also will entertain visitorsPhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESThe Leigh Humes Band, pictured at last years Pinellas Folk Festival, returns Jan. 25 to play folk songs at Heritage Village.Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT See HERITAGE, page 2B LOCAL NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com

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2B Just for Fun Leader, January 23, 2014 Living historyFestival-goers also will enjoy demonstrations that truly bring this living history museum to life. Following is a list of some of day-long activities planned for the festival: Demonstration shed Black pot cooking with Wendy Knott-Comer Sun Coast Woodcarvers St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild Smokehouse Curing and preserving, cane syrup boiling with the Largo Area Historical Society McMullen House Fleece to shawl and fiber artists Near Union Academy Living history activities Train Depot Morse Telegraph Club 4 Men and Their Trains Blacksmith Shed Blacksmithing Boyer Cottage Seat rushing with Gar Brandt Antique cars will be displayed near the H.C. Smith Store. The Greenwood House will host a number of special participants, such as the Supervisor of Elections, Pinellas County Genealogy, Pinellas County Planning/MPO and the Lions Club of Largo. A number of specialty vendors also will be taking part in this years festival, including Aesthetic Candles, Edens Nectar Honey, GEMSANDKNOTS, Johnson Family Apiaries, Kaye Ware Art, Original Nut Hut, Sunwalker/Turquoise Cloud and One World Jewelry. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage/events_folkfest.htm. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESSean Calder of Largo shaves down wood using a drawknife at last years Pinellas Folk Festival. HERITAGE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo 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. House is Out, Friday, Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Part of Largos Sun Down Music Series, the evening will feature the sounds of rockabilly, blues and classic rock. House is Out has been playing clubs in and around Tampa since 2009. While they perform some of the classics, they also play covers by Caro Emerald, Imelda May and Adele. The event will be presented in the back park, under the stars. Tickets are $5 each in advance and $10 each at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. A full bar will be available. Lawn chairs are recommended. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. 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, 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.Clearwater Bullshot Crummond, by Derek Cunningham, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman, Diz White and Ronald E. House; Jan. 16-26, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org. Bullshot Crummond is a parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, that typifies British heroism at its most ridiculously funny levels. A Teutonic villain and his evil mistress crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue. Rexs Exes, a comedy by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones; presented by West Coast Players, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Rexs Exes is a sequel to The Red Velvet Cake War, presented last year by West Coast Players. Theyre back! This deliriously funny Southernfried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas, teetering on the brink of disaster again. As Gaynelle stubbornly refuses to face turning the Big 5-0, Peaches and Jimmy Wy, who is riding high on the success of her new wedding gown boutique for big gals Wide Bride are planning a surprise party. But the surprise is on them when party plans shift to a quick funeral, a visit from an ex-husband come back to life, and a hostage situation involving a jilted bride. Add in Aunt LeMerle, Uncle Aubrey and the rest of their wacky friends and family and audiences will find themselves hoping their next family celebration is even half this much fun. St. Petersburg Hello Dolly, by Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $24. Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org. It is Americas favorite matchmaker, Dolly Levi, taking the stage by storm with all the glitz and razzle dazzle St. Petersburg City Theatre can muster. The show is a high-stepping gala salute to the Broadway masterpiece. Robyn Hitchcock, Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $28. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. Born in London in 1953, Hitchcock has written and recorded more than 500 songs, including Where Are The Prawns, I Wanna Destroy You, The Cheese Alarm, Sometimes A Blonde, No, I Dont Remember Guildford, To Be Human, Where Do You Go When You Die, Uncorrected Personality Traits, Full Moon in My Soul, Chinese Bones, Madonna Of The Wasps, and recently a lament for the Arctic polar thaw There Goes The Ice, recorded with KT Tunstall, with whom he was on a Cape Farewell environmental expedition to Greenland in 2008. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Hitchcock has played with many respected musicians including John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Peter Buck, Nick Lowe, Abigail Washburn, Grant Lee Phillips, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Howe Gelb, Krystle Warren, Graham Coxon and Johnny Marr among others. January 23, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Oh boy, Capricorn. The winter blues set in, and its up to you to boost everyones spirits. An inexpensive activity outdoors might do just the trick.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Creativity abounds, and the pace picks up considerably. Enjoy, Aquarius. A lacy antique gift brings a touch of elegance to your home.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Times are changing, Pisces. Go with the flow. A last-ditch effort to restore harmony to your home works. Cook up something special to celebrate.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Fess up, Aries. All of the sneaking around has raised suspicions, and if you dont let the cat out of the bag, the surprise is going to be on you.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Surely, Taurus, you can help. When a cause comes calling, dont miss out! Amazing things are in store. A deadline is extended to make way for a new arrival.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Revenue increases, and budget woes come to an end. Yahoo, Gemini! Look to a mentor for guidance to put the surplus to good use. A furry friend alleviates loneliness.CancerJune 22 July 22 Will you, or wont you? Time will tell this week, Cancer. No news from home is good news. Leave things be. A test in patience turns out to be a blessing in disguise.LeoJuly 23 August 22 Watch it, Leo. Careful deliberation is required. The slightest of miscalculations could land you in a world of trouble. A charity could use a donation.VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Shh, Virgo. Make sure you keep what you are about to discover under wraps. Travel plans begin to take shape with the help of someone you least expect.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 Prep work is key to completing a home improvement project right. Dont dismiss it, Libra. A special date draws near. Look to a friend for direction.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Misunderstood you may feel, but misunderstood you are not. Your friends know you. Give them the benefit of the doubt, Scorpio. Chores stack up.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Your vast knowledge is impressive, but dont overdo it, Sagittarius. Use what you know, and youll gain friends. Flaunt it, and youll risk alienation. Across1. Swagger 8. Boss (2 wds) 14. Stripping gels 16. Monstrous 17. Too old? (2 wds) 18. Mural on wet plaster 19. One of Alcott's "Little Men" 20. Igneous rock 22. Product of inflammation 23. Came down 25. Contact, e.g. 26. Stallion, once 27. Strong, flexible twig 29. Moray, e.g. 30. Reef material 31. Strata 33. Estate residents considered as a group 35. Aug. follower 37. Bakery buy 38. King or queen (2 wds) 42. Graft 46. Circa 47. Common Market inits. 49. ___ Head, New Zealand promontory 50. Beach shades 51. Perry Como's "___ Loves Mambo" 52. Break 53. Antiquity, in antiquity 54. A series of excerpted writings (pl.) 57. Alpine sight 58. Bungle (2 wds) 60. Capital of Chad, Africa 62. An Eastern church that acknowledges papal authority but retains its own liturgy 63. Slash 64. A, B or C 65. Became half-asleepDown1. Tool for making small holes in wood 2. Royal emblems and symbols 3. Feature that increases attractiveness or value 4. Tennessee athlete, for short 5. All fired up 6. Moore of "G.I. Jane" 7. Brooks Robinson, e.g. 8. Homesteads (British) 9. Shrek, e.g. 10. Grand ___ ("Evangeline" setting) 11. Play boisterously 12. Pertains to a sponge's mouth-like opening 13. Spectral 15. Public road in a city 21. Arm 24. Greek myth hero who slew the Minotaur 26. Twist or bend out of shape 28. At attention 30. Chocolate substitute 32. Marienbad, for one 34. Apprehend 36. Milk-Bone biscuit, e.g. 38. Having important consequences 39. Marine rock-clinger 40. Pipe or channel carrying water 41. Rely 43. Makes soundproof 44. Thin layers 45. Beryl variety 48. Unvarnished 51. Mill output 54. Adorable 55. "When it's ___" (old riddle answer) 56. Kind of palm 59. Back muscle, familiarly 61. Cut grass Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sudoku answers from last weekSudokuCrosswordHoroscopesCrossword answers from last week

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Entertainment 3B Leader, January 23, 2014 Capo De Monte Italian MarketVisit us for all your Italian Grocery Deli needs8400 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 394-7800010214 Delicious Subs & Paninis Gourmet & Italian Foods Prepared Meals-To-Go Beer and Wine Homemade Soups Pasta Sauce Crostini made fresh daily Specialty Meats & Cheeses Homemade Sausage Fresh Italian Bread Homemade Dips, Spreads Mozzarella Cheese & Much More! FULL CATERING MENU FOR ALL YOUR EVENTS! $5 OFFAny purchase of $30 or moreMust present coupon. Dine in or Take out. Not valid with other offers. Exp. 1-31-14 Lamb Lovers Delight Greek Salad for one $5.95 Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Saganaki ... Opa! Tirosalata Zesty Feta Cheese Spread Hand Rolled Stuffed Grape Leaves Homemade Spinach & Cheese Pie Sauteed Eggplant Cutlets Felafel Gyro Ribeye Steak & Cheese N.Y. Style Pastrami N.Y. 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Belly Dancing Every Saturday 6:45pm & 7:45pm No Cover No Minimum012314 Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY Serving LUNCHandDINNER ALL DAY celebrating 32 years celebrating 32 years 11125 Park Blvd.(On Johnson Blvd., by Seminole Mall) Seminole, FL 33772 727 393-6669Mon.-Thurs, 10:30am-9:30pm, Fri. 10:30am-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Closed Sunday Voted Best Greek Restaurant Voted Best Greek Restaurant5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice 5 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice In the Tampa Bay AreaVoted Best Greek Restaurant6 years in a row 2008-2013 in Readers Choice VOTED#1 February 20th, 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM Seminole High Auditorium 8401 131st Street North; Seminole, FL 33776 Reserved Seating $12 & $15 General Admission $10 Call 727-460-4616 for Ticket Information 011614 011614 012314 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:I, FrankensteinGenre: Action and horror Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young Director: Stuart Beattie Rated: PG-13 Two centuries after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankensteins creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, Underworld, comes the action thriller I, Frankenstein, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel I, Frankenstein created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters. ExposuresGenre: Thriller Cast: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Helen Rogers, Caroline White, Sophia Takal and Caitlin Stainken Director: Joe Swanberg Not rated Exposures connects the European art films of the s with the late night Cinemax thrillers of the s as it investigates ideas of reality and fiction, art and pornography, life and death. A fetish photographer and a homicide detective are brought together when a young model turns up dead. They develop an unlikely friendship, as both are interested in what the other does for a living. Inspired by Nicolas Roeg and Zalman King, Jean Luc Godard and Roger Corman, Michaelangelo Antonioni and Russ Meyers, the film mixes high art and exploitation and asks you to question if theres any difference between the two when it comes to the artistic impulse.Enemies CloserGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Orlando Jones and Tom Everett Scott Director: Peter Hyams Rated: R After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the U.S.-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners, a ruthless gang who will stop at nothing to retrieve their lost cargo.Gimme ShelterGenre: Drama Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd and Dascha Polanco Director: Ron Krauss Not rated Based on the inspiring true events, Gimme Shelter centers on the courageous story of Agnes Apple Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival. In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope. Hudgens immersed herself in the character and delivers a transformative and stunning performance. To prepare, she lived for weeks in pregnancy shelters, interacting with the young, homeless mothers who also appear in the film, completely altering her appearance unrecognizable.Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy star in action thriller I, FrankensteinOpening this weekend Run & JumpGenre: Drama Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam and Will Forte Director: Steph Green Not rated Dynamo wife and mother Vanetia is rebuilding the life she loved after her 38-year-old husband suffers a personality-changing stroke. Entering the emotional fray is buttoned-up American researcher Ted Fielding, whos staying for two months. Run & Jump is an unconventional love story and authentic portrait of a happy-go-lucky Irish family. Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, is working hard to get her life back to normal after her 38-year-old husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Tweedy American doctor, Ted Fielding, (Will Forte) arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetias a dynamo. But with two young kids and both men in the house, shes feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Teds calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys their heady, happy-go-lucky world. Hes not normally given to repartee but he cant stop himself sparking off Vanetia. But Teds continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.GULFPORT The Gulfport Merchants Association is currently seeking artists to submit proposals for a public art installation to be located adjacent to the citys iconic Gulfport Casino, located on the Gulfport waterfront. The Gulfport Merchants Association is a nonprofit civic organization dedicated to the advancement of business in the Gulfport Waterfront District. The GMA raises funds primarily through membership dues and sponsored events, including its twicemonthly Art Walk, weekly Tuesday Fresh Market and the annual Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub Crawl. Funds are used primarily to promote and advertise Gulfport as a destination for visitors. However, the GMA is also committed to supporting local charitable causes and has donated many thousands of dollars to local organizations. The GMA is also committed to supporting art in the Gulfport community and has previously funded two public art installations flanking the entrance to the waterfront business district at Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue South, by artists Frank Strunk III and Owen Pach. For 2014, the GMA is investing considerably more in its commission of a single public art installation, with $8,000 being awarded for the project, to include all associated costs. This public art installation, next to Gulfports most famous historic landmark on the citys waterfront, will be highly visible for generations. All artists are welcome to submit proposals, which must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 14. For details, including a downloadable application, visit www.GulfportMA.com. Owen Pach, vice president of the GMA and president of the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport, will act as liaison for the application process. For information, call Pach at 320-4051 or 6234920, or email OwenPachGlass@gmail.com.Gulfport Merchants Association seeks artist proposals Photo courtesy of ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Photo courtesy of LIONSGATE Photo by BEN KINGAbove, Aaron Eckhart stars as Adam in I, Frankenstein. At left, JeanClaude Van Damme stars as Xander in Enemies Closer. Below, based on a true story, Vanessa Hudgens and James Earl Jones star as Agnes Apple Bailey and Father Frank McCarthy in the film Gimme Shelter.

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Reserve now.SATURDAY FEB. 224th Annual Barkus Parade Start planning the costumes for you and your pet! Capitol to welcome Keb MoCLEARWATER Keb Mo will perform Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets start at $45. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Keb Mo has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994 when he released his selftitled debut and became a fresh face in the blues/roots genre. That record proved to be an entryway that got many to sit up and take notice. But it was his second release, Just Like You in 1996 that won him the first of three Grammy Awards. It dared a deeper venture into the joyful and healing aspects of the blues and a more mainstream style. His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic charisma on stage have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and the significant honor of being called, a musicians musician. Though it seems that Keb Mo flies just under the radar of big name recognition, during his vibrant 18-year career he has been recognized with a vast number of honors, awards and nominations including Grammy Awards, BMI awards and numerous WC Handy Blues Awards. He also has composed music for theme songs and done some acting. Notable appearances include Touched By An Angel, The West Wing, The Martha Stewart Show, CBSs Mike and Molly and even a spirited performance on Sesame Street. On film he acted alongside Danny Glover in the 2007 John Sayles movie Honeydripper. He has completed two PBS specials, including Live at Infinity Hall and Red, White and Photo courtesy of SHORE FIRE MEDIAKeb Mo will take the stage Jan. 30 at Capitol Theatre.Blues, In Performance at The White House. After the release of Suitcase in 2006, Keb took a two-year hiatus from recording to focus on his family and work on film and TV projects. He returned in 2011 with The Reflection, a journey deep into life and an even greater expansion of his musical body of work. The Reflection features 12 songs, which are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family; moved from Los Angeles to Nashville; built a stateoftheart home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group. The Reflection is not, in essence, a blues album. In sound and spirit, its closer to the work of AfricanAmerican folk soul singer/songwriters like Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, and Terry Callier. Tracks like My Shadow and Crush On You would have fit neatly into Urban radios Quiet Storm format at almost any time in the past 25 years. The Reflection brings together all of this singular artists diverse influences predisco R&B, American folk and gospel, rock, blues, and more in a sound that is truly and uniquely his own. I worked on this record for the better part of two years, says Keb Mo on his Facebook page. It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer. I didnt want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. Its the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career. Shore Fire Media reports that Keb Mo has a busy 2014 planned, with his first album in three years as well as his most extensive tour, collaborations and more. Keb Mo also recently released a holiday EP, The Spirit Of The Holiday. Art festival debuts at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. PeteST. PETERSBURG The inaugural St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE. The grounds of the museum will transform into a unique outdoor gallery showcasing the extraordinary artwork of more than 100 top national and international artists. Graciously hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival showcases the original creations of artisans from 25 states and overseas in such mediums as painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media and more. These are among the most collected and awarded artists in America. Attendees will witness an incredible tapestry of artwork woven by the diverse creations of artisans that are masters of their art forms. The festival will feature a variety of sculptural forms from large articulated outdoor animal sculptures, life-like fiber sculptures of African wildlife and exquisite glass wall hangings. The tapestry of artwork is enhanced with unique digital flower imagery, elegant leather purses and handbags interwoven with unique, amazing ceramic art and stunning wildlife photographs. Also find extraordinary handmade clothing and elegant jewelry. Attendees also will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and interact with the creators of the artwork. Buyers will be able to learn about how their artwork purchases were created. Artists will be onsite Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Among the participating artists is photographer Barry Hollritt. Hollritt is known for his photographic artwork, especially in the areas of waterfowl and landscape photography. Frequently using landscapes, nature and waterfowl as his, Hollritt actively works to promote environmental awareness through his photography and presentations. Edward Loedding attempts to bridge two opposing art forms: abstract art and realistic art. My approach is not to blur the edges of realism or sharpen the focus of abstraction, but to create a common ground where the two can meet not as opponents coerced into an uneasy balance, but as equal partners singing a new song with one voice, Loedding says in his biography on his website. He creates his artwork digitally. With digital tools, the entire process remains fluid and changeable from the first seed of my idea until I deem the work complete. I can move forward and backward, making decisions on any component of the artwork at any time I want. Kimberly Marshall of Bonita Springs graduated with a degree in fine arts in Toronto, Canada. She is an internationally renowned artist who has won several awards for her creative talents in painting and mixed medium. Though her subject matter is vast, some of Marshalls greatest loves in life are flowers, seascapes and landscapes. Her paintings inspire simple beauty, serenity and joy which are evoked by nature, her travels and photography. By combining several techniques together, I can expound on my creativity and allow my art to flow like the textures which surround our world, Marshall says on her website. My art is an expression of my passion and love for life and all its gifts and amazing beauty. Marius Moores current body of work explores spiritual traditions and places from the Far East to the Himalayas. Since 2006, Moore has been shooting exclusively with digital SLR camera equipment. He believes the technology has reached a point where the image resolution and tonal range made with digital has surpassed that of film. He still considers himself a purist, in that no heavy manipulation of reality is imposed on his work. Travel and technology have made the world a smaller place, and many of the places that were practically impossible to get to in recent times can now be visited and experienced with a little determination and good luck. Thomas Long established his own studio/hotshop in 2001 in St. Augustine, and has been blowing glass for more than 28 years. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is hand-blown by Long and is created to influence its environment through color, pattern and movement. His stunning and colorful glass sculptures have been featured in Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Florida Architecture and Coastal Living magazines. These artists will be joined by many others Feb. 1-2 at the festival. The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival is directed by Paragon Fine Art Events, an organizer of fine art festivals, and is hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. For information, visit www.paragonartevents.com /stpete. Image provided by ST. PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVALThe Path, by Marius Moore. Moore will be on hand for the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival, running Feb. 12, at the Museum of Fine Arts. Tampa Bay Bridal Show setST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Bridal Show will take place Sunday, Feb. 16, noon to 4 p.m., at The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. This event has been designed to help make that special day positively perfect. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the areas top bridal professionals. More than 100 area businesses will be on hand. This is Tampa Bays largest bridal event. The Tampa Bay Bridal Show will feature the latest in fashions, flowers, photography, caterers and so much more. Guests will learn from area bridal experts who will be sharing great tips, trade secrets and advice. There also will be door prizes and grand giveaways. Admission is $5. For more information, call Dave LaBell at 893-8523.

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Classieds 5B Leader, January 23, 2014 35. Mobile Home Sales 160. Unfurnished Condos 185. Beach Rentals 485. Help Wanted 505. Part-Time Help 1. House SalesBELLEAIR BLUFFS 2BR/2BA With Florida Room, 1 Car Garage, New A/C and Non-evacuation Zone. $179,000. John Doran Realty (727)447-9579. SEMINOLE 3BR/1BA/1CG Just Listed. Shows Like New! Corner Lot, New Stove, Carpeting, A/C. 8602 79th Place. $114,888. John Doles, IMapp Realty, (727)510-3331. 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesDEEDED BOAT SLIP! Gorgeous TI 1BR/1BA. Pets Okay. Can Rent Out! Walk To Beach. $175,000. Virginia Wyman, Coldwell Banker, (813)610-0074. 20. Condo SalesMADEIRA BEACH Sea Towers, Waterfront, High Floor, 1BR/1BA, Completely Remodeled, Partially Furnished, +Carport. (727)546-0215, (727)512-3520. FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR/2.5BA/1CG, Pelican Place, Belleair. $194,500.(727)515-6050. SEMINOLE, 2BR/2BA, $76,500! Single Story, Wheelchair Accessible With No Steps. W/D Included. Non-Evacuation (Not In Flood Zone). (727)709-2325. FOR SALE 2BR/2BA Condo 1,400SF, Gated Community. Asking $162,500. Call Denise Tayler or Susan Gaddis, Coastal Properties Group for details. (727)233-4222. 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. UPSCALE HOMESLuxury homes, affordable financing, premium locations. Receive a Free list with pictures. www.TampaBayLuxury.com Free recorded message 1-800-450-7064 ID# 1049Free Info Courtesy of Future Home Realty 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 704 sq. ft. Completely Updated, 55+ Nicely Furnished $38,900 2BR/1BA 874 sq. ft. Water View, Furnished Pet Building! $45,900Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.com012314 SEMINOLE GARDENS!See More Units for sale at www.SeminoleGardens.org2BR/2BA, 1,056 SF Lake View, Corner unit Overlooking Pool Many Upgrades $55,000LYNN EVANS, Realtor (727)542-4243Prudential Tropical Realty012314 FULLY FURNISHED Off Seminole Blvd; In-ground Pool, Clubhouse, Pond, Shuffle Board. 1BR/1BA with Bonus Room; $49,500 with shared lot. Call Hank (727)776-9119. Realty Executives; Adamo SAT-SUN, 12-5. JUST REDUCED TO $8,000! Completely Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Furnished. Pointe West, 55+ MHP On Lake Seminole. 12651 Seminole Blvd, Lot 21A. Call For Viewing, (727)484-0902. 55. Open HouseSATURDAY & SUNDAY, 1-4. 690 Island Way, Unit 1106, Island Estates, Clearwater. 2BR/2BA, Den, Fully Renovated. Fabulous Gulf & Channel Views From Every Room. Huge Balcony, Pet Friendly. $329,900. Buy Owner. Realtors Welcome. (727)460-2140, (727)460-6674. 95. Property Mgmt. 145. Unfurnished Houses2BR/1BA +FLORIDA ROOM, Laundry Room, Tiled Floors, Large Backyard. Quiet Seminole Neighborhood, Walk To Mall. Pets Okay. $895/Mo. Annual. (727)488-1111. LARGO: 3BR/1.5BA/1CG, Close To Beach! Screen Enclosed Patio. Pet OK w/Deposit. $1,125/Mo. Annual. Floridas Best Accommodations, (727)517-9404. LARGO: NEAR BEACH & GULF 3BR/2BA/2CG, Lawn Maintenance $1,200/Month +1st, Last, Security. Immediate Occupancy No Pets (727)593-9773 HEART OF BELLEAIR 2BR/1.5BA/1CG, 1,700 SF. Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Large Private Yard, Screened Patio $1,500/Mo. Lawn Included. 403 Althea Rd. (727)536-4422. NORTH CLEARWATER $1,200, 1,600SF, Office, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, W/D, Nice Backyard, Mother-in-law Apartment, Pinellas Trail, 4 Block off Intracoastal. (727)515-7278. LARGO 2BR/2BA/1CG Family Room, Laundry Room, Fenced Yard, Pets OK, Beaches. 1st/ Last/ Security. (727)394-2189 155. Furnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 2BR/2BA, 914SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, Updated and Furnished. $850/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 ST PETE, VILLAGE LAKE 1BR/1BA Absoutely Beautifully Remodeled. Ground Floor, Non-Smoker, No Pets. Pool/ Tennis. MUST SEE! $795/Month Annual.(727)391-3551 or (727)798-3431. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Noon Monday Call 397-5563 Affordable 55+ Living GLENWOOD ESTATES:5 Star, Land Owned.All 2-3BR/2BA/2CP., Furnished $175/Mo. Maint. No Flood Insurance Required 12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furnished, $65,888. #129 2/2/1 w/Extra Drive, $48,500. For Viewing Call IMapp Realty Group John Doles, 727-510-3331 011614 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. SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU, Renovated Modern Condo. 1BR/1BA, Florida Room W/Murphy Bed. 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. BARDMOOR 2BR/2BA 1,500SF, Bonus Room. Patio w/Storage Shed, First Floor. Beautiful Clean Unit. $1,475/Month. (727)385-7718. ST PETE TENNIS & YACHT Club, 2BR/2BA, Waterview, Updates, Gated, $1,500/Month. Best Beach Rentals. (727)398-1200. 165. Villa RentalsCOUNTRYSIDE 55+ 2BR/2BA VILLA. Carport w/storage, Inside W/D. W/S/T + Cable included. No Pets. $750/Month. Rainbow Property Management (727)446-9633. 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.DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN Room $100/Wkly, 1BR Apt. $210/Wkly. Free Utilities. Nice! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com 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 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Nonsmoking Center Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. Call For Info: (727)585-2161. LARGO VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 1BR/1BA, $650/month, 2BR/1BA, $700/month, 2BR/2BA, $750/month. (727)280-5005. INDIAN SHORES 1/BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,200/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. 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 rates starting at $595/week +tax. Available February 1st. 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. TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS Redington Shores, Large 2BR/2.5BA, W/D, Patio. Newer Tile, Carpet, Paint Throughout. $1,225/Mo. 18131 Gulf Blvd. Jeff, (727)391-1203. TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA Great Water View! Unfurnished, Pool, Laundry, 1,140SF, Balcony. No Pets. $1,000/Mo. (727)743-3242. 2014 Special Now On!$2 Application Fee $0 Administration Fee $14 FIRST MONTHS RENT!! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Avail From $760/Mo.Dont Delay Call Imperial Palms Today!(727)585-3723 www.imperialpalms.com 011614 190. Waterfront RentalsSAND KEY DANS ISLAND Furnished 2BR/2BA, Annual, W/D, Clubhouse. 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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. FOR SALE OR LEASE! 4 Offices Available. Campus Like Setting. Convenient Location, Easy Access. 1227 Rogers St. Clearwater. 904-1,422 SF, From $904/Mo. FIRST MONTH FREE! (727)688-3599. 290. Storage SpaceWORKSHOP FOR RENT Good for Storage or Work. 34x17 with Electric. Largo off West Bay. $350. (727)581-3849. GULL HARBOR012314 We have MORE: Amenities, Fun Activities & include more Services. Spacious, Clean 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Condos Starting at $945Call us today and start your move home to Gull Harbor! 55+ www.gullharborcondos.com 17105 Gulf Blvd., NRB727-392-0753ACROSS FROM THE BEACH! 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. Call/ Text 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.DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?I Am Flexible In Availability And Have Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)365-2386. 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 AIDESPinecrest 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 HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 APPOINTMENT SETTERS/ TELEMARKETERSMust Be Reliable, Fast Paced. People Needed For Setting Travel Club Appointments. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour Or Commission 26-35 Hrs/ Wk. Apply In Person; Sun-Thurs, 3-9. (727)393-6000 Ext. 0. American Travel, 9466 Seminole Blvd. LABORERS Roofing, Tearing Off & Cleanups. Experienced Only Apply! Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 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 CUSTOMER SERVICE/ SALES REP.Small Busy Office Hiring Customer Service Rep. Must Have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word & Data Entry. Should possess strong phone skills with a friendly professional attitude. Monday Friday, 9am-5pm. Call 727-581-1500 to schedule interview.012314 HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Thursday thru Monday from 9am-3pm. Sand Dollar Resort 18500 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores, 33785 Ask for Dee (727)595-8109. Background check required. 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 SECURITY GUARDPinecrest 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.co m or fax to (727)581-8409. Apply in person at: Concierge Desk, 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL. EOE; Drug free workplace. RETIRED? LOOKING FOR EXTRA INCOME? DoubleTree Beach Resort Is Seeking An Experienced Part-Time Maintenance Tech. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. 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Must Have High School Diploma or GED. Drivers License with Good Driving Record & Reliable Transportation. Must Be Dependable and A Team Player with 2 Years Exp. Working with Developmental Disabled Population. Part-Time Week Days. Apply At: 5989 Seminole Blvd, Seminole. (727)520-3682. Your Best Buys Can Be Found In the Classieds!! 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 LOAN OFFICER In HouseImmediate opportunity for a Loan Officer in the Seminole/ St. Pete area with a progressive local lender. MUST BE NMLS licensed with minimum 3 Yrs. Exp. Must have knowledge of Conventional & FHA/VA products. The Loan Officer is responsible to regularly participate in activities in connection with mortgage sales, including but not limited to attend closings, open houses, and/or conduct seminars/ trainings and other lead-generating activities. Fax resume to: (856)917.2610 or jfenech@sunbeltlending.com EEO/M/F/HPHH Home Loans, LLC d/b/a Sunbelt Lending Services. 300 South Park Place Boulevard, Suite 150, Clearwater, FL; NMLS # 374111 012314 LPN: PINECREST PLACEA Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, 3rd Shift, Weekends Only. 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. SECURITY POSITION Permanent Part-Time At Treasure Island Gated Condo. Mon-Wed, Night Shift. No License or Experience Required. (727)360-4323. 510. Home Care Help 515. Hospitality HelpLAUNDRY, ROOM CLEANER, Prep Cook, Cook, F&B Assistant Manager. Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd. North Redington Beach, (727)369-7101. 525. Medical HelpCNAs, 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 530. Jobs & Work WantedIM LOOKING FOR PART-TIME Work. Administrative or Alzheimers Companion/ Caregiver Experience. Largo/ Seminole Area. Honest, Professional, Hard Worker. Email marilynedwards231@yahoo.com 535. Business Opportunities 522. CareersLOVE DOGS? Go to work and fall in love. Academyofanimalarts.com Enrolling now! 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6B Professional Services Leader, January 23, 2014 PROFESSIONALSERVICES Place Your Ad Here For $40 Per Week 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 660. Wanted to Buy 885. Autos Wanted 975. Garage-Yard Sales 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 590. Antiques-CollectiblesWANTED ART-ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTSAt Trinity Gallery Fine Art & Antiques, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality service at competitive prices. For over 23 years, Trinity Gallery has developed a working relationship with various artists and dealers. At this time we are seeking quality Consignments on items valued at over $500. We are interested in: 18th and 19th Century European paintings; Bronze and Stone Sculptures; Pottery & antiquities from all over the world; Vintage Sterling, Estate & Native Jewelry; African & Asian Art; Rare Photography; Mid-Century Modern Art; WPA; Professional well established local artists; Please visit us at our location across from The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg: 214 Beach Drive NE. Call (727)821-1803 or email with questions al.trinity@gmail.com 600. MerchandiseBeautiful Crystal Chandelier $1,200,Large Lalique Crystal Bowl $1,000. (904) 631-7805 Gloria 640. FurnitureCRAFTMATIC TWIN BED Extra Long. Like New. Great Condition. Asking $500 OBO. (727)397-8226 CHALK PAINT AND VINTAGE FURNISHINGS For sale at Casa Bella Vintage, 9401 Bay Pines Blvd, located inside Park Street Antiques. RECLINERS MATCHING Beige. Micro Fiber. Good Condition. $100 Each (727)786-2710 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. LOCAL BUYER PINELLAS COUNTY Will buy your old Sterling Silver, Flatware, Trophies, Trays, Etc. Best Prices, Example Soup Spoons $15-$18. John, (727)374-6774 WANTED ART-ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTSAt Trinity Gallery Fine Art & Antiques, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality service at competitive prices. For over 23 years, Trinity Gallery has developed a working relationship with various artists and dealers. At this time we are seeking quality Consignments on items valued at over $500. We are interested in: 18th and 19th Century European paintings; Bronze and Stone Sculptures; Pottery & antiquities from all over the world; Vintage Sterling, Estate & Native Jewelry; African & Asian Art; Rare Photography; Mid-Century Modern Art; WPA; Professional well established local artists; Please visit us at our location across from The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg: 214 Beach Drive NE. 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Rexs Exes, the sequel to last years comedy hit The Red Velvet Cake War at West Coast Players, resurrects the motley-but-lovable Verdeen clan just as Gaynelle is freaking out over turning 50. Peaches and Jimmie Wy who are each dealing with their own crises insist upon throwing Gaynelle a surprise birthday party (despite Gaynelles repeated warnings). Meanwhile, Peaches is convinced shes being haunted by the ghost the husband who abandoned her and Jimmie Wy is desperately trying to prepare her fledgling business Wide Bride, a wedding gown boutique for big gals, as described by Dramatists Play Service for a visit from the First Lady of Texas. Rexs Exes is pure Southern-fried farce. As in The Red Velvet Cake War, the calamityprone cousins are flirting with disaster. The show features most of the same characters, with a few new faces thrown into the mix. Meddling Aunt LaMerle is still determined to save the familys reputation from the Verdeen girls this time by revealing a family secret in order to crack the ranks of the elite Daughters of the Nation of Texas. Randy Uncle Aubrey is still chasing Mama Doll, dragging his oxygen tank along behind him. There is also a Cajun bounty hunter and a New Age therapist who accidentally causes both Gaynelle and Jimmie Wy to reveal their own romantic secret. For the most part, the same actors reprise the roles they played in West Coast Players production of The Red Velvet Cake War. I am pleased to bring back this award-winning cast of characters, writes Ashlie Ann Johnson in her notes from the director. Johnson directed last years The Red Velvet Cake War as well as this years sequel, Rexs Exes. While the hilarious antics will tickle your funny bone and leave you rolling in the aisles, I know you will also find that the loving bonds of family also tug at your heartstrings. Last years production of The Red Velvet Cake War won the STARS Award for Favorite Comedy Production. Janice Creneti returns as Gaynelle Verdeen. Creneti gives a solid performance of a woman trying to find tranquility amidst chaos. She conveys the characters compounding frustration without ever making her seem bitter or indignant. Cherie Albury plays Peaches Verdeen. Alburys take on Peaches a mortuary cosmetologist by trade is as fascinating as it is fun to watch. The characters unfulfilled needs once again play an important role in the comedy, and Albury doesnt disappoint when delivering some of the productions best lines. The role of Jimmie Wy Verdeen has been taken over by Colleen Coughenour, who portrayed Cee Cee Windham in The Red Velvet Cake War. It is interesting that the one major change to the cast happens to concern the one character who has developed the most over the course of the two plays. Jimmie Wy is more confident and more determined in Rexs Exes, and Coughenour is a perfect choice to help underscore that transformation. John Timberlake plays Theodore Rexford Belrose. Timberlake who always possesses a strong stage presence allows himself to be overshadowed by the three central women to great comedic effect. Timberlake is hilariously directionless because the character is so wonderfully undisciplined, egocentric and, well, dim, at least in terms of relationships. The entire cast does a fine job in Rexs Exes, with plenty of standout performances such as Kimen Mitchell as Gentle Harmony and Rick Bronson as Wild Bill Bodreaux. Bronson also portraysTheater review Cee Cee Windham, host of the local cable access program Hospitality House, one of the shows most wildly funny inventions. This show along with its predecessor owe much to the Greater Tuna franchise. Both franchises emphasize the same kind of regional, bucolic humor: Small-town Texans are the target of affectionate satire in both cases. The script to the Jones-Hope-Wooten sequel, though, doesnt quite live up to its predecessor. Perhaps its the fact that the characters and their quirks are familiar, or that there are so many passages in dialogue in the first act that sound too much like an abridgment of Red Velvet Cake War for the benefit of the audience. The playwrights seem to have more difficulty sustaining the farce this time around. Fortunately, West Coast Players manages to make the most of the material and make even the weakest scenes funny and enjoyable. Where the script is lean, the cast compensates. Where the script is rich, the cast excels. Add to that fine direction, capable casting, practical set design and inspired costuming, and this production of Rexs Exes flourishes as a satisfying sequel. Each and every member of this ensemble has mastered comedic timing in order to emphasize the comic absurdity of these situations. Rexs Exes is more than just a series of one-liners and running gags: Much of the humor in this production derives from the complexities of these characters, and the cast has done a superb job at making them all seem very real no matter the scope of their idiosyncrasies. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe Photo courtesy of WEST COAST PLAYERSStanding, from left, cousins Gaynelle (Janice Creneti), Peaches (Cherie Albury) and Jimmie (Colleen Coughenour) question Rex (John Timberlake) about his disappearance.